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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,...

Vera Davis Center Offers Services, Needs Help

By Greta Cobar The Venice community won the legal battle to allow social services to continue being provided out of the Vera Davis. However, operating budgets have been slashed significantly by the city of LA, and the organizations operating are reaching out to those who are able to donate money in order to ensure that...

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...

Community Pressure Saves Vera Davis Center

By Roger Linnett The City tried to push one past the Oakwood Community, and the Community pushed back. The result is that the city’s “done deal” of turning the social service center into an art gallery run by the Cultural Affairs Department (CAD) won’t be happening. Instead, the Community Development Department (CDD) will continue as...

Community Pressure to Save Vera Davis Center Services Intensifies

By Roger Linnett The reassignment of the Vera Davis Center to the auspices of the L.A. Cultural Affairs Department is proceeding apace despite the hue and cry of Venice residents that both use and support its many charitable services. However, the city miraculously found $60,000 to pay for keeping the Center open during the coming...
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