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Venice Update

News of Venice, CA and Marina del Rey CA

Swinger Gets the Last Dog at Jody Maroni’s

Swinger Gets the Last Dog at Jody Maroni’s

By Rick Swinger Jody Maroni’s, a long-time Venice fast food place near Venice Blvd, has closed. Who would have thought that Jody Maroni’s would...

Homeless Housing Costs are Touted at 500K, 700K Plus; How About 5K?

Heidi Roberts and John Betz of Venice have a proven system of housing the homeless for $5000 a piece. They buy duplexes with many bedrooms.  In each bedroom...

Can AB1197 Effect Venice Projects Retroactively? Elizabeth Wright Challenges Venice Update Statement

Elizabeth Wright challenged a statement the Venice Update made stating that making Assembly Bill 1197 apply (retroactively) to Venice Projects already...

BID Statistics for November

BID Statistics for November

Here are the BID statistics for November 2019. Clean Team hours are seven days a week, 7 am to 6 pm. Safe Team hours are seven days a week, 6:30 am to...

Lancaster Wants to Ban Feeding the Homeless; Residents of 3rd Ave Have Long Fought Such Feedings

Lancaster tries to ban feeding the homeless — taking food to them — but opposition leads to postponement of decision. Rick Swinger and others...

Judge Decides Against VSA and Clears Road for 154-Bed Homeless Shelter

An LA County Superior Court judge ruled against the Venice Stakeholders Association (VSA) members in a suit that VSA wanted CEQA invoked at the MTA site...

Friday the 13th on 3rd Ave in Venice

Friday the 13th on 3rd Ave in Venice

By Rick Swinger Typical day on 3rd for the cleanup.  First photo is a bucket of urine; second photo is gear stowed in the street in front of a condominium...

MTA Lot Continues to Morph to “Bridge Home”

MTA Lot Continues to Morph to “Bridge...

Note: These photos were sent Tuesday. For some reason, did not see them. So this is what the Bridge Home looked like Tuesday. By Shawn Stern The large...

Encampment Update — 12 December 2019

Encampment Update — 12 December 2019

The bad news is there is a new encampment on Rose at Penmar Park from Sunset to Penmar. Venice Blvd has a small encampment across from Public Storage,...

Season Starts for Masters in the Chapel

Season Starts for Masters in the Chapel

Music in the Air: A Woodwind Quintet Friday, December 13, 2019, 7 – 8pm Welcome to Masters in the Chapel. Our 2019-2020 season begins with a woodwind...