Mon - November 1, 2004
Kerry Concedes, West Coast Secedes
Presidential candidate’s defeat paves way for a new country: Caliwashegon. Northeast and Upper Midwest weigh secession, too.
by George Wolfe
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Why Jesus Would Not Be A Good Candidate
By Lynne Bronstein
The post-election spin is on. The pundits are suggesting that the Democrats had better look to the heartland for the answers. The people have spoken, so we are told, and the people of heartland America are people of faith and of moral values. Democrats are out of touch with the religious fervor of Middle America.
Posted at 04:39 PM Read More
By John Davis
On a crisp autumn Sunday I decided to escape from my dogs, at least for a while. Leaving them at home I began a short walk about to the beach. First I stopped at Café Collage to snag a cup of Earl Grey tea that led to yet another.
Posted at 04:31 PM Read More
Time for a New Development Moratorium
The Land Use and Planning Committee is considering requesting “a moratorium on all multi-family and commercial projects in the Venice area for 12 months.”
Posted at 04:28 PM Read More
City Council imposes lottery on Ocean Front Walk
Artists and performers look disgusted as the City Council votes unanimously to honor Cindy Miscikowski’s proposed ordinance that establishes a permit system and lottery for spaces on the west side of the Venice Boardwalk, Oct. 27, at Los Angeles City Hall.
Posted at 03:42 PM Read More
At the Nov. 8th meeting of the Grass Roots Venice Neighborhood Council Board, the Venice Bulldogs Pop Warner Football League Cheerleading Squad performed in thanks for support by the Board. At a dance competition in the San
Fernando Valley, Oct. 31, the Venice Bulldogs walked away with fifth, fourth, third and first places.
Posted at 03:41 PM Read More
Was the Election Stolen?
By Greg Palast
Bush won Ohio by 136,483 votes. Typically in the United States, about 3 percent of votes cast are voided-known as “spoilage” in election jargon-because the ballots cast are inconclusive. Palast’s investigation suggests that if Ohio’s discarded ballots were counted, Kerry would have won the state. Today the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports there are a total of 247,672 votes not counted in Ohio, if you add the 92,672 discarded votes plus the 155,000 provisional ballots.
Posted at 02:47 PM Read More
Venice Centennial – Country Club Style
By Carol Fondiller
Venice’s Centennial should be a celebration of this wonderful enclave of diversity and non-conformity. But it has been coopted by the chamber of commerce, various corporate entities, and the city of Los Angeles.
Venice’s messy, exuberant 100 years will be neatly wrapped in Los Angeles city funds and corporate giveaways.
Posted at 01:48 PM Read More
Don’t Blame Me I’m A Venetian!
By Jim Smith
George Bush came up mandate-less on Nov. 2 in Venice.
His anemic 13 percent of the vote north of Washington Blvd. proved once again that Venice is one of the most progressive places in the country.
Posted at 12:50 PM Read More