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C.J. Gronner

Take Me For A Sea Cruise

By CJ Gronner Maybe it’s because of all the horror of the Gulf Oil Spill down South, but it seems to me that people here in California are getting a lot more riled up lately about saving our own waters from the same fate. Because we MUST. In that vein, I recently went out with...

Color Comes to the Beach

By C.J. Gronner June Gloom has arrived here at the beach. It makes it extra hard to get up early in the morning to have my walk along the shore, but we do it anyway. It really does affect my mood, this thick mass of gray, and so it was that as we walked along...

Art Walking

By CJ Gronner This past weekend was the big annual Venice Art Walk, (to benefit the Venice Family Clinic) where we remember that Art is what made Venice so special to us in the first place. As the popular T-shirt goes, “Venice: Where Art Meets Crime”. Crime was somewhat in effect, with a rumored mugging...

Friend or Foe? Food Trucks on Abbot Kinney Blvd.

By C.J. Gronner So … we all need to have a little chat. How do you feel about the Mobile Food Vendor trucks that swarm into Venice each First Friday (and lots of other days too, just not as many)? In talking to store owners, neighbors, FF revelers, and friends, there appears to be many mixed feelings...

Back to the 60s at Surfing Cowboys

By C.J. Gronner The front of Surfing Cowboys is painted with a sign that says “Purveyors of Beach Culture & California Lifestyle” and that pretty much sums it up. Owners Wayne & Donna Gunther have created a bright, happy space filled with all of the items that make the feeling of California living obtainable, wherever...
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