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Venice Update

News of Venice, CA and Marina del Rey CA

Comments–10 April 2013


Bret of YoVenice.com …The “someone”:  book park was done by Robin Murez / Venice Public Art. Went up last December. http://www.yovenice.com/2012/12/28/venice-neighborhood-book-park-now-open-free-books/ Robin also did the Anamorphic Sculpture, which is really cool!   http://www.yovenice.com/2013/02/15/venice-public-art-abbot-kinney-reflected/ She has been painting blue waves on streets as of recent

Carolyn R of Venice …Walking by as of this morning PO fence is in the street by 8-10 feet. Have no idea where the buses that usually pick people up are stopping, and there are no signs directing people to an alternate bus Stop.

David E of Penmar Park area …Good for Mark on the post office signage. Those signs ARE graffiti.

Amy Alkon of Abbot Kinney area …Ref the Staked Library & we’ll have to get name of Amy’s forthcoming book.  Wonderful — there’s one of these on Nowita. It’s part of the Little Free Library movement.  http://www.littlefreelibrary.org.  I wrote about this in a chapter of my upcoming book.

Elaine S of Abbot Kinney area …

A very big Thank You for helping to increase interest in Venice’s parking issues  – maybe people will actually start believing that we all together can actually have some impact–  help fix the problems and get involved.

Jack S of Triangle …What’s with all the black pages?  Comment: Jack doesn’t like the black; told him I would do one in pink for him. That got a big no.

Laura S of Penmar Park area …This is a reminder about the VNC Santa Monica Airport Forum, April 27th 1-4 pm, Santa Monica airport. The politicians include Henry Waxman, Ted Lieu, Bill Rosendahl, Mike Bonin and the two candidates for city attorney. They are all coming to speak to us about the Santa Monica airport and their positions. We will be able to question them as well as inform them of the effects of the airport on our lives.


Frank W of Penmar Park area …Sunday, April 21 cars will be prohibited from LA city’s historic center at El Pueblo de Los Angeles to the bustling boardwalk of Venice Beach. It will mainly go down Venice Blvd but will include several other streets. Several hubs along this expansive route will offer information and services for participants. CicLAvia – To the Sea offers a rich tour of the city’s history, vibrant neighborhoods, and majestic views of the Pacific Ocean.

Ciclovías started in Bogotá, Colombia, over thirty years ago as a response to the congestion and pollution of city streets. Now they happen throughout Latin America and the United States.

Sun, surf, and 15 miles of open road will mark the first CicLAvia of 2013, transforming Venice Boulevard and downtown Los Angeles streets into a car-free, linear park for strolling, biking, playing, and exploring the city from a new perspective. Since it began in 2010, CicLAvia has quickly become Los Angeles County’s most popular public event, consistently attracting more than 100,000 participants. CicLAvia is free of charge and open to everyone, from lifelong Angelinos to first-time visitors from around the globe. Leave the motorized transportation methods behind and claim the streets as your own.

Peter G of Triangle …MY PHONE CALLS TO 311 DO NOT AND NEVER HAVE CONNECTED TO CITY HALL! Also NEW PARKING METERS DANGEROUS TO PUBLIC!?!  Recently we parked on Washington, just west of Pacific. Nearby at the control meter we paid for one hour to a street space (maybe #816).  Three or four minutes later we left to go somewhere else.  PROBABLY the next auto to occupy that space would get no credit for the 56 minutes credit remaining!! They would have to start from zero and pay the full amount!!

Lately parking spaces and especially parking citations have become hugely expensive!


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