Thu - August 1, 2002

Good Guys Finish First…Sometimes

By Carol Fondiller

Fourteen million Americans of low and middle income are spending more than half their income on housing, and nowhere in any state in the Union does a full-time job on minimum wage enable most families to pay fair market rent for a two-bedroom apartment.

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Can’t house the poor and homeless? Then, let’s drug them

By David Busch

This summer, a sick, psychotic hallucination called “Laura’s Law” is seizing Sacramento, and it promises to devastate the poor, the mentally ill, and, especially, to victimize the homeless.

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• TO AMERIKKKA - Tola Truth (aka Sherry Y. Chovan)
• CRYING WITH MY GUN - Sherry Y. Chovan

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From a Lincoln Place Tenant: Next Steps in Protection of Renters

By Sheila Bernard

On Tuesday, July 16th, the Council passed a temporary measure, a moratorium, making it unlawful for a landlord to evict a tenant for the purpose of gentrifying an apartment.

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Sher-ruff of Venice


The ever continuing saga of the SHERUFF of Venice Beach, California. The motto of the Sheruff is “The Law must end force on Human's and all other beings.”

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Lil’ Venice Fights On

by Jim Smith

Hundred of westside refugees from L.A. Council District 6 gathered July 23 at Loyola Marymount University to consider a radical response to being dispossessed.

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What to do about affordable housing?

By Steve Clare

In Venice, where last year’s median home price was $465,000, the opportunities to create affordable housing are next to nonexistent. And numerous forces cause us to lose affordable housing every day.

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The Venice Community Center

Smack in the center of Venice, where Oakwood, Milwood, Abbot Kinney Blvd. and Central Venice (the old canal area) intersect lies a treasure for the people of all the neighborhoods. The Vera Davis McClendon Center, at 610 California St., is the new heartbeat of our community.

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Grass Roots Venice Neighborhood Council update

By Alice Stek, District 7 Councilmember

After months of process-oriented activities, the new Grass Roots Venice Neighborhood Council may soon be taking action on issues impacting our community.

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World Summit on Sustainable Development

By Dennis Brutus

The World Summit on Sustainable Development--the WSSD--will be an event of major, indeed global significance.

Posted at 05:28 PM     Read More  

Give Mayor Hahn a piece of your mind

Mayor Jim Hahn announced that he will hold his third “Meet the Mayor” day at Daniel Webster Middle School in West Los Angeles August 14th.

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• Venice Boot - John H.
• Beachhead Concert - Gonzalo Santos
• Good-bye Mona - Dewey
• Thanks - from the Collective

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