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Venice Update

News of Venice, CA and Marina del Rey CA

Progress — Tree Goes, Mall to Come

Progress — Tree Goes, Mall to Come

Limbs have been removed, part of its trunk is gone, it is without water and yet there is life sprouting here and there.  It will be totally removed soon...

The band that is “way out” there

The band that is “way out” there

William Hawkins’ 50th birthday bash and there was no room for the band on land so the band performed from the barge.  That is until the barge...

Close to transportation — Really Close

Close to transportation — Really Close

Doubtful that there is a 15-foot setback from this freeway on ramp.  Is this what they are talking about when they say they want to build close to transportation?...

People Are Ingenious … maybe illegal but

People Are Ingenious … maybe illegal...

  People come up with the most ingenious ideas.  Here one person has used a space that was otherwise used to access the sidewalk. Now used for veggies...

“Great Streets” Story Removed

There was a story here about the “Great Streets.”  It has been removed.  One person in the Restore Venice Blvd Coalition has accused the...

Jim Murez to Appeal Decision Giving Bruckheimer NW Corner of Abbot Kinney

Jim Murez, local activist and member of the Venice Neighborhood Council, said Friday he would be appealing the decision that gave the easement on the northwest...

New CDP Being Submitted to Maintain Beach Curfew Hours; Hearing 5 October

A hearing will be conducted by the City Department of Engineering to discuss the “on-going” implementation of the beach operating hours Thursday,...

Lava Mae on 3rd Ave Can Do 30 Showers; Hard for Criminals to Get A Job

Lava Mae on 3rd Ave Can Do 30 Showers;  Hard...

Lava Mae is now doing about 30 showers a day each Thursday on 3rd. They had been doing 20 – 25.  Jerry, a Lava Mae worker, said it was just that...

Abbot Kinney Corner Easement Given to Owner

Abbot Kinney Corner Easement Given to Owner

Area between fence and sidewalk is the “give away” It appears the “Big Giveaway” at the northwest corner of Abbot Kinney and Venice Blvd...

Bonin Calls for More Pubic Restrooms to Combat Hepatitis A Outbreak

(Photo courtesy of Rick Swinger.) This photo was taken of an alley near 3rd Ave in Venice. It has since been cleaned. LOS ANGELES–Councilmember...