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News of Venice, CA and Marina del Rey CA

Gay Pride Month Kickoff Ceremony Will Dedicate Park Ave to Breeze Ave Beach as Bill Rosendahl Memorial Beach, 1 June

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Kickoff ceremony for the City of Los Angeles to launch the start of the National LGBT Pride Month will be at Breeze Ave and Ocean Front Walk at 10 am Thursday, 1 June. The ceremony will feature the dedication of Venice Beach from Park Ave to Breeze Ave as the Bill Rosendahl Memorial Beach in honor of the first openly gay person elected to the Los Angeles City Council.

Dedication will be announced by LA County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl, the first openly gay person elected to the California Legislature. Other  speakers will be Councilman Mike Bonin and Venice Pride Board President Grant Turck.

After the dedication, the Venice Lifeguard Tower at Brooks will be unveiled.

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It was noted on the circular that this goat attended the first time ever Venice Annual LGBT Pride Ceremony.

Services Announced for Former Councilmember Bill Rosendahl

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LOS ANGELES – Two celebrations of the life of former Los Angeles City Councilmember Bill Rosendahl will be held on the Westside in the coming weeks, Rosendahl’s successor on the City Council Mike Bonin announced today.

A formal Catholic Mass will be held at St. Monica’s Church in Santa Monica on April 5, and a lively, Rosendahl-style community “Celebration of Life” will be held on April 16 at Mar Vista Park. Members of the public are welcome to attend either or both events. Please find details below.

WHAT: Memorial Mass
WHEN: 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 5
WHERE: St. Monica Catholic Church (725 California Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90403)
WHAT: GREAT GREAT GREAT: A Celebration of Life
WHEN: 2 p.m. Saturday, April 16
WHERE: Mar Vista Park (11430 Woodbine Street, Los Angeles, CA 90066).

Members of the public can RSVP for either, or both, events at www.11thdistrict.com/remembering_bill. People can also read Rosendahl’s obituary, see a tribute video, and find out more about the three organizations donations can be made to in lieu of flowers on the page.

Members of the media interested in covering either event are asked to RSVP to David Graham-Caso at david.grahamcaso@lacity.org.