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Housing

SHARING ECONOMY with POTEMKIN WALLS and FALSE MARKET RATES

By Roxanne Brown As so many embrace the short-term rental (STR) sharing economy, here’s what I’ve experienced as a resident living with it. I know a single mother who is renting a one bedroom for $2,400. She can’t afford the rent, so she Air B&Bs (ABB) her apartment (illegally) for a week each month, while...

Saving Venice One More Time

By Jim Smith Few would deny, that on her 110th birthday, the future of Venice is in jeopardy. A huge dinosaur is stalking the streets of Venice. When it’s hungry it eats a whole house, then it shits out modern, and trendy, turds, and tramps on to the next block. Meanwhile, people get hurt by...

The Rosa Parks of Venice

By Deborah Lashever Eden Andes, with slightly silvered hair, medium length, thoughtful look on her sun-drenched face, mischievous smiles illustrating her clever ironic wit, lived in Venice Beach for many years. Intelligent, articulate, peaceful, funny; a visionary, activist, artist, animal lover and friend, she could often be found on Venice Ocean Font Walk in jeans...

Greta Says

By Greta Cobar Not long ago, only about six years, quite a few Venice long-term residents lived in vehicles. They were groovy – both the vehicles and the residents. The Venice vehicularly-housed citizens cared deeply about our beautiful resort by the sea, participated in community events and local politics, and lent a hand when one...

Brendon Glenn and the Teen Project

By Morgan Stewart On the evening of May 5, just hours before he was shot and killed by officers from the Los Angeles Police Department, Brendon Glenn dropped by The Teen Project’s PAD (Protection and Direction) Drop in Center on Windward Avenue in Venice for a Purpose Life Support Group. While there, he spoke with...

Historic OFW Houses to be Demolished

By Greta Cobar The very last two historic houses on OFW are about to be torn down. According to the Notice of Public Hearing posted on the Speedway side of the 811-815 Ocean Front Walk properties: “Permit for the demolition of two existing residential buildings containing a total of nine dwelling units, and the construction...

House demolished based on permits issued in error

Below, from top to bottom: Tom O’Neill in his demolished house, March 28, at 713-721 Venice Blvd. O’Neill was paid to move (outside of Venice) and to not talk to the media. Developer: Murphy. Photo by: Nick Smith. The city of L.A.’s Department of Building and Safety left a note at the location revoking the demolition...

Mike Bonin “Technically” Doing His Job

By Krista Schwimmer As protestors take to the Venice street to battle the illegal short-term rentals here in Venice, and individual citizens sue developers over destructive projects, the Venice Neighborhood Council (VNC) continues to make motions both sober and absurd in their own version of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. This was the case, at...

When Will Mike Meet with Venice?

By Mark Lipman   On Monday, April 27, Councilman Mike Bonin held a special public meeting in Mar Vista at the Marina Del Rey Middle School to speak with the community on extending for 2 years (the legal State limit) the Interim Control Ordinance (ICO), passed by the City Council, affecting 15 neighborhoods in Los...

Bed and Beer

By Carol Fondiller This is a re-print from the July 1969 edition According to the long-term tenants, some of whom have lived at the Ellison for over 15 years, 15 of the 60 units in the Ellison have been “rehabbed” into youth hostel accommodations. So 15 units times $1,768 a month equals $26,520 a month....
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