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Environment

July 2008 – Recycling Bins Set Up on Ocean Front Walk

A press conference, June 12, kicked off a new recycling effort with 12 sparkling-clean blue bins for glass, plastic bottles and aluminum cans, “clean” paper, and other metals and plastics. Appearing were Councilmember Bill Rosendahl, Venice Neighborhood Council President Mike Newhouse, and various officials from Chrysalis Enterprises, which will collect the recyclables.  Once you toss...

July 2008 – First Venice Eco-Fest Attracts Thousands

Mother Earth consciousness, environmental doo-dads, eco music and poetry and a beautiful day in Venice consumed the attention of thousands of Venetians and visitors, June 28. A host of sponsors (see above), including the Free Venice Beachhead, helped make a reality of Stephen Fiske’s dream of bringing a major environmental event to Venice. Exhibitors included...

June 2008 – From Greed to Green

By Stephen Longfellow Fiske Everyone is going green. On TV you can see Chevron, Dow, Ford, and other corporations green-washing themselves with tasteful eco-ads. Walmart and others have realized the long term economic value of going green.  The good news is that from the corporate CEOs to the person on the street, we are all...

April 2008 – How Do You Define Safe And Secure?

* Murder on the Beach – The cold-blooded murder of Nathan Alan Morgan and his dog was captured on video. Page 1 * LAPD Raids in Oakwood – Are Venetians safe in their own homes? See Letters, page 2 and Racial Dreams and Nightmares. Page 5 * Unsolved Murders – How many more people have...

April 2008 – Whole Foods Chops Down Whole Trees

By Michael Zeno Fourteen trees have been cut down at the soon-to-be Whole Foods Market parking lot in Venice to make way for ‘new’ trees. It’s disconcerting to return to a place you know well and sense that eerie feeling that something is not right, like coming home to find your door slightly ajar when...
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