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Venice Update

News of Venice, CA and Marina del Rey CA

Billboards, Real Fight Begins

This information just in from Barbara Broide, president of the Westwood, South of Santa Monica Blvd, Homeowners Association. Denis Hathaway of Venice has...

Can Abbot Kinney Have Chain Stores?

Several have inquired if Update knew about chain stores going in on Abbot Kinney.  Challis Macpherson, former chair of Land Use and Planning Committee,...

Dressed for the Crime–DWP

In a recent Update, Gregg Jacobus, senior lead officer, mentioned there was a theft on Oxford Ave and that the crime was done by DWP impersonators.  One...

New Voting Precinct for Half of Triangle

Voters west of Thatcher were not allowed to walk across the street to vote on Oxford.  No—they had to drive to Marina Point Drive to Mirabella apartments,...

New Source of News in Venice

ImagineVenice.org done by Elaine Spierer and Marian Crostic is just getting started.   From the looks of their three editions, the two know Abbot Kinney,...

Update Gets Complaints about Alley Trash

Update received a report about trash in the alley.  One was a remodel job, another with trash around a barrel, several with “bulky item” pickups.  ...

Town Hall on OPD, or No Town Hall

As of press time there is no determining word from Marc Saltzberg, vice-president of Venice Neighborhood Council (VNC) or Matt Kline, outreach officer...

Beach Comfort on Wheels

Beach Comfort on Wheels

(Photo courtesy of Ed Barger.) Ed Barger, who walks the Ocean Front Walk every morning, says he sees sights like this all the time.  This was Thursday...

Parking, Parking, Parking

Parking is an electrifying buzz word in Venice.  It is almost a synonym for OMG (Oh My Gosh), but if it isn’t a synonym, it conjures emotions that one...

More Parking, Parking, Parking

  Arturo Pina from Councilman Bill Rosendahl’s office wanted to answer Kari Peck’s question regarding a van parked across the street from her house. ...