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News of Venice, CA and Marina del Rey CA

Rick Swinger … Oops!

Rick Swinger … Oops!

Rick Swinger took his E.Coli kit to the Rose Ave beach runoff to do an E. Coli test.  Instructions, which he had not read before, say the specimens have...

New Encampment at Firestone Brewery

New Encampment at Firestone Brewery

An encampment has grown at the Firestone Brewery across from Walgreens Drug Store on Carter.  Police have tried to keep people from camping at Walgreens...

VNC Homeless Committee to Meet 4 June

The Venice Neighborhood Council Homeless Committee will meet 4 June, 6 pm, Venice Public Library. Some of the motions to be considered are “adopt-a-tent,”...

Homeless Count Shows Improvement, Still Work to be Done

Homeless Count Shows Improvement, Still Work...

Members of the Venice C3 team in talking with individual in Venice. (Photo courtesy of St. Joseph Center.) By Paul Rubenstein, VP, Development & Communications,...

Huber Gets Bridge Area Cleared

Huber Gets Bridge Area Cleared

Debbie Huber gets bridge area cleared. She called the senior lead officer Ortiz and he asked the homeless to move on and cleaned the area of all the debris.

Homeless Count Shows City, County, CD11, Venice Numbers Have Decreased

Homeless Count Shows City, County, CD11,...

For the first time in four years, both the City and County 2018 homeless counts show decreases as shown. Council District 11 and Venice also show decreases....

Bonin Chooses MTA Lot for “Bridge Housing”

Bonin Chooses MTA Lot for “Bridge Housing”

Councilman Mike Bonin has announced the use of the MTA (Metropolitan Transit Authority) Bus lot on Sunset between Pacific and Main to be used for the...

“Homeless” is the headline in Venice news

There is no doubt that “homeless, homelessness” is the major story in Venice news. Today  (May 30) the LA Times had three stories, one of...

Ryavec Says City’s Homeless Housing Math Will Short-Change Residents and Homeless

Mark Ryavec, president of the Venice Stakeholders Association and local activist, has written an article claiming that the City’s math of building...

City Council About to Hear ADU Ordinance; County Passed ADU Ordinance This Week

Yes, you can add a unit to your single-family zoned residence when and if the Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) ordinance passes City Council.    All the...