Fri - August 1, 2003
Neighborhood Council Elections: Progressives sweep Venice elections
In an election landslide that stunned most political observers, the Progressive Grassroots Candidates slate won all 10 contests for the neighborhood council board. The votes were counted on July 25.
Posted at 08:37 PM Read More
Venice - Marina del Rey border crossing sealed
By DeDe Audet
An iron fence stands where a broad highway, three lanes north and three lanes south, once existed. Inside the fence you now see sixteen-story towers and two dozen million-dollar homes. Yes, you are looking at the posh Regatta condos, the luxe Water Terrace apartments, and the Harbor Crossing homes. Who did that and why? Was it option entrepreneurs, developers, or some other kind of real estate adventurer?
Posted at 08:36 PM Read More
• Voting Dog - Leandra K. Carmone
• Election Congratulations - Gonzalo Santos
• Time Traveler in distress - recordkeepingjuu eqc
• Victory Dance - John Davis
Posted at 08:35 PM Read More
It’s a bird!?! It’s a plane!?!, NO, its corporate terrorism!!!!!! - Venetians fed up with Santa Monica Airport noise
By Theresa Hulme
The Santa Monica Airport is the oldest continuously operated airport in LA County and is one of the busiest single-runway general aviation airports in the nation. Built somewhere around 1919, the airport began as an army landing field but shifted to a municipal airport around 1922.
Posted at 08:29 PM Read More
Grass Roots Venice Neighborhood Council Election Scoreboard
Results of the July 25 vote count. At press time the vote had not been certified due to challenges by losing candidates.
* = elected
Posted at 08:27 PM Read More
20 Lies About the War
Falsehoods ranging from exaggeration to plain untruth were used to make the case for war. More lies are being used in the aftermath.
By Glen Rangwala and Raymond Whitaker
Reprinted with permission from The UK Independent
Posted at 08:25 PM Read More
International Labor Rights Fund Campaign to STOP KILLER COKE
Dear Brothers and Sisters:
We need your help to stop a gruesome cycle of murders, kidnappings and torture of SINALTRAINAL (National Union of Food Industry Workers) union leaders and organizers involved in daily life-and-death struggles at Coca-Cola bottling plants in Colombia.
Posted at 08:21 PM Read More
A Day at the (Huntington) Beach for Illegal Billboard
By Steve Freedman
In December 1998, huge off-site billboards were erected in Venice at 4111 Lincoln Blvd (a block south of Washington on the West side of Lincoln) and 753 Washington Blvd (at Marina Liquor on the north side of the street). Both billboards were built by Eller Media, and are now owned by Clear Channel Outdoor, Inc. Both properties are located in the Coastal Zone, so the signs are a clear violation of the Coastal Act. Two Oxford Triangle residents have been fighting this inappropriate construction for almost five years.
Posted at 08:20 PM Read More
Venice Independence Day Parade
The annual Venice Independence Day Parade is back! Organizers say that this year’s parade was a trial run for the 99th and 100th anniversaries of the legendary founding of Venice in 1905.
Posted at 08:19 PM Read More
Campaign announced to build affordable housing AND more parking in Venice
By Yasmin Tong
“Housing Over Parking,” a community-based dialogue about an affordable housing proposal has been launched by Venice Community Housing Corporation (VCHC). The campaign is promoting a plan to convert an abandoned railroad right of way into affordable family housing. VCHC is a 15-year-old, non-profit Venice corporation that creates and preserves permanently affordable housing.
Posted at 08:17 PM Read More
What is VCHC?
Founded in 1988, The Venice Community Housing Corporation’s mission is to preserve, maintain and expand affordable housing opportunities for low-income people, especially families; provide economic development opportunities and support services; increase understanding and support for these community development activities so that the economic, racial, and social diversity of Venice and surrounding areas is preserved.
Posted at 08:16 PM Read More
The Bigger Picture
By Peggy Lee Kennedy
Housing and Development are major topics in Venice, but there is a bigger picture not being talked about enough in our little not-so-sleepy town.
Posted at 08:15 PM Read More
9,000 Years Later. . .
By Lydia Poncé
The Gabrielino/Tongva tribes await federal recognition. The priceless proof is in the remains found at the Catellus West Bluffs. History repeats itself, yet again.
Posted at 08:13 PM Read More
• In Reverence for Silent Stones - R.G. Cantalupo
• repeatedly - Paul Tanck
• Nothing is easy in America - Hillary Kaye
• Toast to Fortune - J. Allen Worthey
• At Peace - Vessy Mink
• THE WIND - Stuart Z. Perkoff
Posted at 08:12 PM Read More
SUNDAY CHAUTAUQUA COFFEE HOUSE SERIES IS BORN
by Stephen L. Fiske
For many years I drove by the building on the southeast corner of Lincoln Blvd. and Victoria, just up the street from the Boys and Girls club, 1 block north of Venice Blvd. I noticed that there was a Day Care Center in the building which was part of the Venice United Methodist Church, but in my 28 years of being a Venice resident, that was the extent of my awareness of that property.
Posted at 08:05 PM Read More