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Venice Update

News of Venice, CA and Marina del Rey CA

City Council Approves VCH/Hollywood Community Housing/Moss to Explore Housing Options for Venice Median

City Council Approves VCH/Hollywood Community...

  The Venice Median Parking Lot was approved by the City Council last week to “explore options for affordable and permanent supportive housing.”...

Boron Detected on Mars

  Note this is a press release from Los Alamos National Laboratory   Boron has been identified for the first time on the surface of Mars, indicating...

Beckman Gets CAO Response to Appraisal of Thatcher Yard, Venice Median

Susan Beckman has persistently tried to get information out of the Chief Administrative Officer’s (CAO) office regarding the process used to determine...

Winter Shelters to Remain Open 24 Hours Starting Thursday at 5pm

Los Angeles, CA (December 14, 2016) – The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority announces the temporary extension of hours at most winter shelters....

Oxford Triangle Association Reaches Out to Residents

The newly formed Oxford Triangle Association (OTA) is reaching out to members of the community in an effort to unite all residents to fight the proposed...

Amy Alkon Tells One How to Turn Strangerhoods into Neighborhoods

Amy Alkon is a Venetian who is a journalist, syndicated advice columnist, author and blogger.  She contributed a column for the Update years ago. Her...

Water Backs Up Into Oxford Triangle … As If It Hadn’t Been Fixed

Water Backs Up Into Oxford Triangle …...

Water from Oxford Basin backs up into low areas of Oxford Triangle, as if the complete revamp of the Oxford Basin had never happened. It took a year to...

Wellers’ Homeless Story — No 19

           LINDSAY RETURNS HOME           (Names have been changed.) Note:  Donations may be sent to the Wellers as follows:  Checks should...

Transparency of City Officials is Questionable

Many Venetians have written the CAO office to get the appraisals of the properties, to obtain the criteria used, to determine that the Venice Median, Thatcher...

Thank You—LAPD, Councilman– Encampment at Walgreens

Thank You—LAPD, Councilman– Encampment...

The Walgreens encampment is gone. It packed up after the Venice Update published an open letter to Councilman Mike Bonin and the new LAPD Captain last...