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Venice Update

News of Venice, CA and Marina del Rey CA

Residents Appeal Builder of Three-Story Homes

By Mike Benvo, Eric Bress, and Barbara Duker Many homeowners in the Oxford Triangle area are opposed to the “mansionization” that has recently...

Chris Williams–Service Date and Remembrances

(Photo provided by Ana Petrova.) A Memorial Service for Chris Williams, who passed away last week, will be held Sunday, October 18, 4 pm at the First Lutheran...

Comments–5 October 2015

Peter Griswold Duck Pond This project appears to be getting done by civil service. There is obviously lots of labor intensive over built improvements....

“Sea Eagle” Scouting

Diane Spurlin, Update’s bird authenticator, says it is an Osprey. Diane says they are “a fish-eating sea eagle.” “Beautiful, isn’t...

City Planning Hears STR Voices

City Planning Hears STR Voices

The Mar Vista Park Auditorium bulged out the double-door entries with people eager to express themselves for or against the short-term rentals (STR). People...

AirBnB is the Problem, Not Vacation Rentals

By Carl Lambert AirBnB is to Vacation rentals as Countrywide, Goldman Sachs and AIG were to the financial crises of 2008! AirBnB is all about corporate...

“Listening Meet” for Short-term Rentals

“Listening Meet” for Short-term...

by Darryl Dufay Councilman Mike Bonin led it off. Talked about the intense interest in Short-Term rentals. Said people have expressed themselves in hundreds...

Abbot Kinney Changes of Late

Marion Crostic and Elaine Spierer, co founders of ImagineVenice.org, published a story showing the recent changes on Abbot Kinney Blvd. The changes are...

Art Crawl Mixer, 15 October

Artists, gallery owners, sponsors, art enthusiasts and the community of Venice Art Crawl love to meet 7 to 9 pm, 15 October, Venice Whaler (10 Washington)....

LAPD Phone Just Rings and Rings, or is Busy, or on Hold

Venetians are familiar with hold times and busy signals when calling the LAPD at the Pacific Division desk. Most callers give up. Note: This information...