By Jon Wolff The following is from a recent conversation with Venice Sign Restoration Team Project Manager Todd von Hoffmann. In late 2003, the Venice Centennial was coming up. Venice resident Todd […]
NOVEMBER 2018 B.I.D. MEETING OBSERVATIONS
By John Okulick I did attend. I had only two minutes to read a list of questions that I would like answers to, as a CPRA request. After several attempts to get […]
THE JULY 2018 VENICE BID MEETING
By John Okulick After two months of partial services, and little to no benefit to property owners, the self-appointed Venice Business Improvement District Property Owners Association’s six members have voted to increase, […]
The Latest on the BID
By John Okulick For the last 17 months there have been no services from the BID. Tara Devine, the manager of the BID, has spent $470,000.00 in 2017 alone, of taxpayer money, […]
by Jon Wolff The following is from a recent conversation with a concerned Venice resident about the Snapchat problem. The resident requested to be identified only as Concerned Venetian. JW: You live […]
@beyondbaroque Punk Film Festival
I just can’t resist the opportunity to be useful. After work I stopped by Beyond Baroque on my way home, to help Richard get the AV working. I found them putting together […]
Families are the building blocks of a healthy, thriving community.
Well Baby Center helps cement family relationships in Venice and Mar Vista. Story and photo by Barbara A. Mastej In these times of escalating property values, rampant development, and focus on commodity […]
BID PUBLIC HEARING is Today (NOV 8)
Dear NO Venice Bid friends: Please plan to come to the Public Hearing at LA City Hall on Election Day, Tuesday, November 8 at 10 AM. Come before or after you vote, […]
What are Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) and Why Should Venice Community Members Be Concerned?
What is a BID? Business Improvement Districts (“BIDs”) are public-private partnerships, established under State and local laws that give Cities the power to form districts in which all businesses in the district […]
Oppose the alcohol permit for scofflaw Restaurant Gjusta: The Fakery
Did you know there are currently over one hundred and twenty (120) alcohol licenses in operation in the 3.1 square mile Venice area? Which translates to forty (40) ABC liquor licenses per square […]
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