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Venice Update

News of Venice, CA and Marina del Rey CA

Betz Talks of Westminster Park, Asks City to Control Park

Betz Talks of Westminster Park, Asks City...

Note: As stated in the Encampment Update last week, Westminster Senior Center Park has grown in number of tenters. Update didn’t know one could sleep...

Bridge Housing MTA Lot, Monday

Bridge Housing MTA Lot, Monday

Note: Shawn Stern has said he would give daily photos of the site. So this is Monday, 18 November. By Shawn Stern This is the MTA site today. Also the...

Stolen Bike Recovery … LAPD and BID Say Register with Bike Index

LAPD and BID decided that Bike Index was the best system for registering your bike and getting it back if stolen. Bike Index is a widely used bike registry...

BID Reports Statistics for October

BID Reports Statistics for October

Business Improvement District board has released their figures for October. Winter hours for the Clean Team are 7 am to 6 pm, seven days a week. Winter...

Supervisor Kuehl Says Corinth Court House to Be Mixed Use

Rachel Simon, Associate Housing and Homelessness Deputy for Sheila Kuehl, wrote the following announcement regarding the status of the West Los Angeles...

Bridge Housing Starts to Move in at MTA Lot

Bridge Housing Starts to Move in at MTA Lot

By Shawn Stern They are delivering the “temporary housing” to the lot today (Friday, 15 November.)  Both photos are at Pacific looking east...

Swinger Says One-for-One Needle Exchange Will Stop Needle Proliferation on Venice Streets, at the Beach

Swinger Says One-for-One Needle Exchange...

(All photos by Rick Swinger.) By Rick Swinger, activist, environmentalist, and lives in area Where did all these needles on our beach come from? This week...

Encampment Update — 14 November 2019

Encampment Update — 14 November 2019

In memory of Jay, the guy in the middle, who died this month from drinking too much alcohol. Photo was taken in August. Jay was from Texas and stuck with...

First Homeless Committee Meet Brings Up Many Issues

First Homeless Committee Meet Brings Up Many...

Left to right are William Hawkins, chair of the former Homeless Committee, Frank Murphy, co-chair, Charles Rials, co-chair, and Elizabeth Wright. Not present...

Homeless in Venice — Life is Good!

Homeless in Venice — Life is Good!

Man sleeps comfortably in his hammock between two trees on private property at the Thatcher Yard. Note: Statistics for homeless in Venice show that  90...