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Venice Update

News of Venice, CA and Marina del Rey CA

Comments–5 September 2016


Lauren and Brian Rubin on Yale

Our house was broken into sometime between 10 am and 5:30 pm 8/30. They entered through the alley, breaking our back gate to get into the yard. It looks like the attempted to break our side door before entering through our bedroom window. They stole mostly jewelry and watches, leaving behind all electronics. One of my oversized totes (grey and tan) is also missing, and we’re assuming they used this to help transport everything. If anyone saw or heard anything unusual during this time or happens to have a security system monitoring the alley please let us know. An irreplaceable family heirloom was taken, and while we know our odds of getting it back are slim, any info you have would be much appreciated!

Mike Lang on Carter

Had part of fence in Carter-Stanford alley graffitied this 8/31.

Arnold Springer

I am working on the Venice History Book Series. Still hoping for printing in October. Negotiations with printer in progress.

The printing this time around will be two separate and bound books (#2 & #3)
comprising ‘Materials for the Popular History of Venice Calif.’ It will be
semi- hard cover & have a very limited printing.

Each book will be about 400 pages, profusely and color illustrated, and it
will be available as a limited fundraiser for selected Venice 501C3′s – for
example Venice Historical Society, Mishkon Tephilo Temple, and Los Dorados
Children’s Ctr., as well as KCET and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.

A collectors item from the beginning and initially not for sale: After the
fundraising campaign any sets remaining will be for sale only at Small World
of Books in Venice and nowhere else.

Will be in touch with details when all is ready and the ‘stars say go’..

Rick Feibusch

Rents are starting to drop.


Yolanda Gonzalez

Affordable housing made more unaffordable.


Eric Chin of Carter

These two graffitied my neighbor’s fence in the alley between Carter and Stanford in broad daylight. And if you haven’t been over to the Walgreens recently, the mini tent city is popping up again.

Info and pics were sent to our Senior Lead Officer Gregg Jacobus and to Peter Griswold the Triangle volunteer who removes graffiti without pay and many times without gratitude. He always has my gratitude. Pete got permission from owners and took car of graffiti. For Oxford Triangle graffiti, email Pete: Peter.Griswold@msn.com



Reta Moser

Bonin’s “Neighborhoods First Newsletter “says the LAX “North Runway Move” is stopped. That is big news. Playa del Rey and Westchester have spent years in turmoil over a north runway. Read about it in the newsletter. The newsletter is put out by Bonin’s Communications Director David Graham-Caso and is a good read for news of the 11th District. Many stories of interest that  don’t hit the newspapers. Sign up.


FAA threatens to take legal action against Santa Monica for its effort to shut down city airport in 2018


City voted to give city blessing to granny units.


Kudos to the VNC Homeless Committee for their innovative Mobile Storage System. More beneficial for homeless — no lugging stuff … service staff on board … what’s not to like. Cheaper, more flexible, less invasive, more beneficial to homeless, etc. Forget Westminster Senior Center. This is what I like about Venice … people who come up with innovative ideas.

Owner of 3018, 3024 Washington Blvd has withdrawn his application to build a restaurant/wine bar there. It can be seen today as an electric bike shop.

Abbot Kinney Hotel hearing will be Thursday, 10 am, 1645 Corinth.

We are still trying to raise money for the Oxford Triangle graffiti/gate lock fund. Ken Halloway donated this week.

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