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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...

Big Boss Man vs the Indigent Children

Political Cartoon by Khalil Bendib By Eric Ahlberg Get a job. Nothing seems to disturb the gentrifiers of Venice like unemployed youth hanging out on their block. Why can’t they just get a job like us decent hard working American middle class people. Well maybe the jobs suck, the pay sucks, and often the employers suck.Venice has it’s share of...

Skateboarding While Black

By Ronald McKinley While skateboarding home on a nice, warm summer afternoon, Ronald Weekley, Jr. was beaten and then arrested by LAPD. Not beaten and arrested; there is a difference. The charge was for skateboarding on the wrong side of the street, and resisting arrest. Weekley has a broken nose, fractured cheek, and a concussion....

Skateboarding is Not a Crime

By CJ Gronner There was a rally August 22 for Ronald Weekley, Jr., the kid that was beaten by police August 18th for skateboarding on the wrong side of the street. In Venice, California. That alone should tell you how wrong it is. How horrifying is it that this can still happen in this day...

Day of Remembrance to Honor Oakwood Deceased

Every year  on Memorial Day, we remember the dead and wounded of the wars our country has fought against other countries. The H.E.L.P.E.R Foundation invites everyone, on June 15 and 16, to remember the dead and wounded from a war that took place right here in Venice 18 years ago. From August 1993 to June...

Benches and Tables to Remain at Oakwood Park; New Fitness Stations? Maybe

By Anne Alvarez Fitness stations versus park benches was the most important item on the Oakwood Park Advisory Board’s agenda, Nov. 1, and quite clearly what drove Venice locals to come out and make their voices heard. According to Lizka Mendoza Oakwood Park Director, final decision for it’s whereabouts are unknown. At one point, according to various people in attendance,...
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