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Venice Update

News of Venice, CA and Marina del Rey CA

Park Rangers Enforce LAMC 63.44 at Venice Beach

Park Rangers Enforce LAMC 63.44 at Venice...

(Photo courtesy of Mark Ryavec.) Park Rangers with a crew started enforcing LAMC 63.44 regarding bulky items (items larger than what will fit into a City ...

US Supreme Court Decision and Consequences

By Darryl DuFay The decision by the US Supreme Court has produced five articles in  Los Angeles Times.  They are listed below.   Also included is...

Small Lot Subdivision, Wabi Sabi, Venice Median Rezoning Were on Agenda for last VNC Meet of 2019

By Angela McGregor Despite the presence of two contentious motions brought forward by stakeholder petitions (and drawing a large crowd of would-be commenters),...

US Supreme Court Says “No” to Hearing 9th Circuit Court of Appeals Decision

US Supreme Court justices said “no” to hearing the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals decision regarding homelessness on the sidewalks.  Many states...

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...