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Development/Gentrification

Snap Map and Greed in Venice. CA

On the days of February 28th and March 2nd, 2017, over 200 Venice residents went to Market Street to protest the overwhelming presence and effects of Snap, Inc. accumulating and utilizing an extreme amount of properties in Venice. Given the extensive media coverage, both locally and nationally, Snap Inc. released a statement that said “We...

JOHN REED’S GLASS WINDOWS

JOHN REED’S GLASS WINDOWS by Jon Wolff John Reed is an architect. He works and lives in Venice. His office is located at 657 Rose Avenue in Venice. You can easily recognize his office by the large glass windows on the outside. John Reed is also a landlord and a developer. He has built many...

MELISSA DINER IS OPEN FOR BUSINESS

MELISSA DINER IS OPEN FOR BUSINESS Melissa Diner is the official Secretary for the Venice Neighborhood Council. She sits at the Council President’s left hand side. When the VNC members vote on the issues affecting Venice, it is Melissa Diner who calls the names and tallies the votes. She votes as well. Melissa Diner has...

A DEATH IN VENICE

by P.S. Barber “There is no such thing as society.” — Margaret Thatcher At the lowermost point of a southerly sloping intersection, California Avenue ends to form the bottom half of a long “T” with with its horizontal top, Abbot Kinney Boulevard. Situated at the northeast corner of that crossroads for the last quarter century, ABBOT’S...

Letter: Snap employees! How can you sleep at night?

I would like all employees of Snap Inc to please take a minute and think about where you grew up –the town, the streets, the people, the surroundings…The neighborhood you ran around in with your brothers and sisters, parents and grandparents, friends and family. The buildings, businesses and playgrounds you used to frequent that are...

Please Help Save the historical IRVING TABOR homes at 605 Westminster, an important piece of the black history of Venice.

More Good News : Venice History Will Be Saved – Come to Thursday’s Hearing This is Even Better News! Office of Historic Resources has recommended that the Cultural Commission support our nomination and consider it at Thursday’s hearing. (Staff Report) We need your support. We need everyone to take Action. We must convince the Cultural...

CHAGALL EVICTED FROM VENICE

By Marty Liboff Everyone in Venice is familiar with the historic old Israel Levin Senior Center with its wonderful Marc Chagall style murals at 201 Ocean Front Walk. It has gotten the O.K. by the Coastal Commission to be demolished. In its place will be a modern structure and more of old Venice’s amazing history...
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