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News of Venice, CA and Marina del Rey CA

Adopt a Bulb! Be Part of the Legend!

(Photo courtesy of Venice Chamber of Commerce and Venice Paparazzi.)

Yes, the bulbs in the Venice sign are up for adoption. Each bulb needs adoption, and according to George Francisco, vice president of Venice chamber of commerce, there are 87.

Each bulb is $200. The money will be used to maintain the sign. With that $200, one can choose the bulb he wants to adopt, and his name, organization, etc. will be on a plaque that will be hung in Danny’s restaurant at 23 Windward Ave.

Abbot Kinney introduced the world to Venice on 4th of July 1905 and spanning across Windward and Pacific was the three-foot high letters spelling VENICE and it was lighted with electricity.

In 2007, the Venice Sign Restoration Project recreated and installed the replica of this historic sign. Since that time the Venice Chamber has been responsible for the sign and for protecting its trademark.

Year-round the Venice Chamber of Commerce raises funds to support the maintenance of the Venice sign. Chamber will get money from the Adopt-a-Bulb program, as well as direct donations, and licensing fees. This affords the Chamber to provide for inspections and repairs to ensure that the Venice sign remains a safe and beautiful symbol for all to enjoy.

To adopt that special bulb, contact Donna Lasman, executive director, at 310-822-5425.

Yes, licensing fees!!! The Venice sign is a registered trademark of the Chamber. If you want to use the sign in any form of published media, call 310-822-5425 or email info@venicechamber.net.

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