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Venice Update

News of Venice, CA and Marina del Rey CA

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...

Mar Vista Fall Festival, 17 October

Mar Vista will have its annual Fall Festival with a silent auction 10 am to 4 pm, October 17 at Mar Vista Park, 11430 Woodbine Ave.

City has Mural Money

(Mural by Jonas Never on Whaler restaurant at Venice Beach.) Note: Information is from Mike Bonin’s Neighborhoods First Newsletter for October. Last...