The following is from a YouTube video interview with Laddie Williams about the recent police action ordered by Councilmember Traci Park against unhoused people in Venice. The video is produced by Margaret […]
People Of Venice Come Together For Juneteenth Celebration – By Jon Wolff
This year’s Venice Juneteenth event took place in Reese-Tabor Oakwood Park on June 18. A large gathering of multi-generational Venetians came together on this sunny Saturday to celebrate the national holiday […]
THE VENICE SIGN STORY, A Story of Civic Pride, gone wrong.
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 […]
SAVE VENICE WINS HISTORIC DESIGNATION FOR THE FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF VENICE
By Jon Wolff After four years of struggle to save the First Baptist Church of Venice, the Venice activist group Save Venice won a major victory in L.A. City Hall on September […]
THE FIGHT FOR THE FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF VENICE RAGES ON -conversations with Venice Activist Laddie Williams, Venice Elder Jataun Valentine, and Dr. Naomi Nightingale
By Jon Wolff The following is from conversations with Venice Activist Laddie Williams, Venice Elder Jataun Valentine, and Dr. Naomi Nightingale about the recent staff report from the Office of Historical Resources […]
YOUR VENICE HISTORY UPDATE
By Jon Wolff, photos by Margaret Molloy The West Los Angeles Planning Commission met on August 15, 2018 to hear an appeal from Venice activists to oppose a proposal to convert the […]
YOU CAN HELP SAVE THE HISTORIC BLACK CHURCH IN VENICE
By Jon Wolff The following is from a recent conversation with the Reverend Oscar Rhone, of Mt. Hebron Baptist Church, on the upcoming appeal to the L.A. Planning Commission to oppose the […]
Jay Penske wants to turn this Historic Black Church in Venice into a 13,600 square foot single family dwelling with rooftop parking and the VNC is letting him do it.
by Jon Wolff There was once a movie theatre in Venice. It was called the Fox Venice Theatre and it was right there on Lincoln Boulevard and Vernon Avenue. The Fox Venice […]
By now, everybody’s heard about the recent election of some new members of the Venice Neighborhood Council. Everyone’s been told that Venice’s election had the biggest turnout of any neighborhood and district […]
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