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VENICE BLACK HISTORY AND THE OAKWOOD CHURCH

By Jon Wolff March 25, 2018 – Sunday 7pm – Seven Dudley Cinema at Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd VENICE BLACK HISTORY – Learn about the history of the black community in Venice, California through inspired and inspiring talks by Laddie Williams MC and Venice Elders. Delve deep into a story that has been long...

Love For The Oakwood Church Continues

By Jon Wolff The following is from a recent conversation with Venice Elder, Jataun Valentine about the fight to preserve the historic First Baptist Church on Westminster Avenue and 7th Avenue in the Oakwood Community in Venice. Jataun Valentine: I was raised here in Venice. There’s a lot of History in Venice. I think that...

THE FIGHT FOR THE OAKWOOD CHURCH CONTINUES

By Jon Wolff The following is from a recent conversation with Venice Activist, Naomi Nightingale about the fight to preserve the historic First Baptist Church on Westminster Avenue and 7th Avenue in the Oakwood Community in Venice. Naomi Nightingale: The church has always been a part of Venice. It’s been here ever since I was...

THE FIGHT FOR THE OAKWOOD CHURCH

Every Sunday afternoon at 1:00 PM, you can see a crowd of Venice People gathering in front of the First Baptist Church on the northwest corner of 7th Avenue and Westminster Avenue in Oakwood in the heart of Venice. They gather there to protest the shameful and illegal sale of this historic church building. There...

Black Legacies Of Venice Ignored: City Letting Historic Irvin Tabor Family Compound Be Destroyed

Venice community members met in front of the historic early home of the Irvin Tabor family to protest the destruction of this home through negligence by the city. This property, purchased in 1916, by Venice historic figure Irvin Tabor with the support of his friend and employer Abbot Kinney, founder of The Venice of America....

Ghost Town Wows Venice

Thousands of neighbors and families came out to Oakwood Park to see this extraordinary play last month. The neighborhood was buzzing with anticipation after seeing the large and very technical stage they had set up while we were not at at the Oakwood Barbeque. I swear as I am a king of threadbare productions, The...

FREE BEER

By now, everybody’s heard about the recent election of some new members of the Venice Neighborhood Council. Everyone’s been told that Venice’s election had the biggest turnout of any neighborhood and district in Los Angeles. Each of us is aware that this election was crucial to the future of Venice. And everybody knows about how...

Venice LOVE Report: Gentrifuckation

Gentrifuckation, An Overview: The last beachside community of color in the State of California. Yeah, whom are we going to charge for their crimes? It is a well known fact in town, the Venice Wrecking Ball Gang, who demo people’s dreams and enjoyment of our neighborhood would be so quick to utilize their privilege to...

Community Calendar

Saturday, August 1 7pm Marina Del Rey Summer Concerts Pop Saturdays. Burton Chase Park, Marina Del Rey CA 8:00 PM Vicky Hamilton & Frank Ferrante Appetite For Dysfunction shares VICKY HAMILTON’s undeniable optimism, hope and faith-eternal and is a must read for anyone who is a music fan curious about the golden era of the...
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