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News of Venice, CA and Marina del Rey CA

Senator Ben Allen Speaks to Venice Chamber

Senator Ben Allen Speaks to Venice Chamber

Members of the Venice Chamber of Commerce with California Senator Ben Allen on the Ocean Front Walk Boardwalk after a chamber meet Wednesday. From left...

Fall Festival at Lutheran Church

Fall Festival at Lutheran Church

Don’t miss the “Derby Garage” and Tattoo Booth at the the Venice Lutheran Church’s annual Fall Festival Saturday, 17 October from...

Residents Appeal Builder of Three-Story Homes

By Mike Benvo, Eric Bress, and Barbara Duker Many homeowners in the Oxford Triangle area are opposed to the “mansionization” that has recently...

Chris Williams–Service Date and Remembrances

(Photo provided by Ana Petrova.) A Memorial Service for Chris Williams, who passed away last week, will be held Sunday, October 18, 4 pm at the First Lutheran...

Comments–5 October 2015

Peter Griswold Duck Pond This project appears to be getting done by civil service. There is obviously lots of labor intensive over built improvements....

“Sea Eagle” Scouting

Diane Spurlin, Update’s bird authenticator, says it is an Osprey. Diane says they are “a fish-eating sea eagle.” “Beautiful, isn’t...

City Planning Hears STR Voices

City Planning Hears STR Voices

The Mar Vista Park Auditorium bulged out the double-door entries with people eager to express themselves for or against the short-term rentals (STR). People...

AirBnB is the Problem, Not Vacation Rentals

By Carl Lambert AirBnB is to Vacation rentals as Countrywide, Goldman Sachs and AIG were to the financial crises of 2008! AirBnB is all about corporate...

“Listening Meet” for Short-term Rentals

“Listening Meet” for Short-term...

by Darryl Dufay Councilman Mike Bonin led it off. Talked about the intense interest in Short-Term rentals. Said people have expressed themselves in hundreds...

Abbot Kinney Changes of Late

Marion Crostic and Elaine Spierer, co founders of ImagineVenice.org, published a story showing the recent changes on Abbot Kinney Blvd. The changes are...