by Gerry Fialka “Nature Boy,” one of the greatest songs ever written, was composed by Eden Ahbez, who hung out in Venice for a while in the 1950s and ‘60s. He slept […]
By Naomi Nightingale – Social Justice Activist, Save Venice Community Organization. Celebrated by many African Americans since June 19, 1865, Juneteenth began in Texas as the day the news was received, two […]
by Gerry Fialka We die with the dyingSee, they depart,And we go with themSee, they returnand bring us with them excerpt from T.S. Eliot, 4 QuartetsI know nothingI live in the Eternal […]
by Alan Rodman We rented a portable black and white tv set from a repair shop in the summer of 1968, just in time for me to see the success of the […]
Councilman Mike Bonin’s tokenism and community evasion shenanigans reach a new low.
By Mike Bravo “People don’t need your approval to move to Venice” “Who cares how long you’ve been here.” In the same arrogant spirit of their colonizer archetypes and ancestors, dismissive gentrifier […]
Once upon a time the Rolling Stones sang,“What a drag it is getting old…” What they should have sang was, what a drag it is BEING OLD! The Israel Levin Senior Center […]
By Henry Rosebuds Ms. Suzy Williams and Mr. Gerry Fialka of Venice, and Mr. Hank Rosenfeld of Ocean Park, visited Ms. Nancy Cain and Mr. Paul Krassner, one-time Venice residents, now of […]
DEMETRIUS TAHIM 1935-2018 The Venice ‘Godfather’ and King of the Beach Healers. Demetrius was born in New York and moved to Venice over 40 years ago. About 25 years ago he founded […]
By Margaret Molloy. – These are from the last VNC election.