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July 2008 – Is Venice Safe? Town Hall Says Yes

By Mark Lipman The meeting started with the announcement that there would be no time limit, that the organizers wanted to hear what we had to say, that our concerns as ‘stakeholders’ (or was that ‘shareholders’?) were what was important and so the microphone opened. As usual there was the customary trepidation, no one wanted...

July 2008 – Ye Olde Town Council Report

By Erica Snowlake  The newly revived Venice Town Council enjoyed its second meeting at the United Methodist Church, June 13, with 39 in attendance, daring the dreaded Friday the 13th. No, a more important taboo was on their minds, the order of the evening being the impending Overnight and Oversize Parking Permits. After thorough go-around...

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 – City Of Venice Town Council Revival!

By Erica Snowlake    I felt honored to attend the first meeting of the revived Town Council Friday night,May 23 at the Venice United Methodist Church Auditorium on Lincoln Blvd.  Nearly 50 people and one mellow dog gathered in a heptagonal round to re-animate “the Body.” Anticipatory excitement filled the air as we shared a...

June 2008 – The Venice Carnevale Is Coming, June 7

The sixth Venice Carnevale! will be held Saturday, June 7,  at Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd. from Noon – 9PM. Costumes are encouraged in the tradition of the famed Carnevale in Venice Italy, the inspiration of this colorful festival. Admission is free Our Carnevale, produced by the Venice Artists Forum in association with the Venice...

May 2008 – The Return Of The Venice Town Council

Imagine a community body where all Venetians have the equal right to speak and vote. Where issues of development, quality of life, safety, art and culture can be discussed and voted on. Where there are no elected officers, only a chairperson and secretary elected at each monthly meeting. In the 1970s and 80s, Venice had...

January 2008 – The Martin Luther King Kingdom Day Parade

 has been celebrated for the last 20 years and over a million people take to the streets of Los Angeles to remember the life and works of the great man. The 2008 parade, themed “30 Years of Continuing the Dream,” commences on Martin Luther King Blvd at Crenshaw and lasts for two miles until Western....

January 2008 – Beachhead Readings Bring Back The Venice West

A packed house at Sponto Gallery (aka: Venice West Coffee House), Dec. 15, turned out to support the Beachhead and hear readings by Collective and former Collective members. The evening got started with a reading of Philomene Long poems by her twin sister, Pegarty Long. She also showed a video of Philomene reading America last...
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