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Breast Cancer Event on Abbot Kinney Blvd, Oct. 7

By Janet Gervers The Harlot Salon is hosting a Breast Cancer Fundraiser on Friday, October 7, 6-10 p.m. with proceeds donated to the National Breast Cancer Foundation. The event will occur during the popular Abbot Kinney 1st Fridays event in Venice and will consist of three fun ways to honor Breast Cancer Awareness Month and...

The 27th Annual Abbot Kinney Festival

By CJ Gronner This year’s Abbot Kinney Festival started out extra gloomy and misty, one of those lazy Sundays where it’s hard to get out of bed. That is, until the bikes started noisily swooping by outside, bright and early, on Venice Boulevard for the La Triathalon, that some planners somewhere thought would be a...

9/11 Remembered at Talking Stick

By Mary Getlein On September 11, Lisa Green hosted a “Healing From The Heart” gathering at The Talking Stick. It was a woman’s art show, music and poetry event as an alternative to the national grieving of the 10 year anniversary of 9/11. It was an effective way to deal with grief: music, art, poetry...

Oakwood Barbecue Draws Hundreds

By Roger Linnett The 5th Annual Venice Community BBQ and Picnic held at Oakwood Park July 16 was acclaimed a rousing success by all who attended. In addition to tons of great food and equally tasty music there were games and races and a jumper for the kids, a tug-of-war, a watermelon-eating contest and a...

Two Venetians Kick Off Poetry Books at Beyond Baroque

By Greta Cobar My two most favorite poets in the world launched their books, together, while being watched by many others, at Beyond Baroque on Friday, July 1. WOW! Jim Smith shined bright as he read from his masterpiece, “If The Dead Had Email,” while fireworks exploded out of Hillary Kaye as she recited from...

Poets Honored by Beyond Baroque

By Roger Linnett On July 17, a dinner at the Church in Ocean Park was the setting for the presentation of the inaugural George Drury Smith Award, named for the founder of Beyond Baroque. Smith presented the award to long-time Venice resident and distinguished poet David St. John in recognition of his prodigious body of work over the...

Crashing The Tom Everhart Party

By CJ Gronner A whole bunch of Venetians (20+!) took the show on the road and made the trip way, waaaaay past Lincoln last weekend, for the opening of our dear friend, artist Tom Everhart‘s opening of new works at the Animazing Gallery in Soho, NYC. All of us took that city by storm, and...

The Circus is in Town!

By CJ Gronner The Circus came to town with the opening of the Zircon & Wish Aerial Circus happening in the one- ring space of Robin’s Sculpture Garden right there on Abbot Kinney Boulevard! I couldn’t wait to attend opening night, as I’d been hearing about the work going into it for quite a while....

Recognizing A Tragedy: 69 Years Later

It has been nine long years since a small group of Venetians came together to call attention to a terrible wrong that had been committed in our community. On April 25, 1942, approximately 1,000 Japanese-Americans living in Venice, Santa Monica and surrounding farms were required to report to Lincoln and Venice Blvds. with only what...

International Women’s Day Celebrated in Venice

By Mary Getlein On March 8 there was a gathering of women and men at 533 Rialto Avenue to celebrate International Women’s Day. The purpose was to celebrate women and to receive a proclamation from the Mayor of Los Angeles, Antonio Villaraigosa. Bill Rosendahl read the proclamation out loud and presented the proclamation to Yolanda...
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