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first baptist church of venice, ca update fight

Dec 2020— Update on First Baptist Church of Venice

As of August 2020, the fight for the reclamation of this historic space known as the First Baptist Church of Venice (FBCV) turned three years..
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SamJam Shenanigans

SamJam Venice organizers double down in disrespect for Oakwood neighborhood with more arrogant shenanigans.
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Mike Bonin Walks Out On Black History

Councilman Mike Bonin's tokenism and community evasion shenanigans reach a new low.

What Needs to Be Said

by Mark Lipman Due to the draconian 1 minute time limit for public comment at the Venice Neighborhood Council – which prevents a calm and respectful conversation on the issues that are most important to the community, here is my full statement for the people of Venice and VNC: I moved to Venice in February...

Report on Alleged New Public Art Space on 3rd & Rose Ave.

Venice, CA— Gentrification agents pit marginalized communities against each other in attempt to displace unhoused citizens.

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...

Mike Bonin Takes Jurisdiction Over Small Lot Subdivision Case Denied by West L.A. Planning Commission

Mike Bonin's action threatens the future of the Venice Coastal Zone, fails to enhance the neighborhoods, smart growth, and democratic community process.

Open Letter to Councilman Mike Bonin

By Mark Lipman As you have stated on several occasion, homelessness is a very important issue that you want to help find a solution to. To that, I would like to bring to your attention that today, a friend (who I shall not name) and long time Venice resident has become homeless and tonight will...