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16
Jan

Councilman Mike Bonin Undermines Black History in Venice

Councilman Mike Bonin Undermines Black History in Venice Right Before Martin Luther King Jr Celebrations
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12
Jul

More SamJam Shenanigans in Venice

As if disrespecting, the Oakwood community once wasnt enough, SamJam organizers try to do it again
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09
Jun

The Sports Harbour & The Terrace closed by The Venice Restaurant Group

By Will Kazlowski  The local beloved hangout The Sports Harbour, on 13484 Washington Blvd just east of Lincoln Blvd, was forced to close its doors on September 30th 2018.  It was the latest victim from heartless property owners that call themselves The Venice Restaurant Group which includes Hans Tiedemann, his partner Michael Dobson, and current Venice Neighborhood Council member Michael Greco.  In addition...
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10
Nov

A Trip Through Oakwood

A beautiful testimony of the Oakwood neighborhood in Venice, CA by Beth Miller from the July 1988 issue of the Free Venice Beachhead.
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02
Aug

LA Sentinel: White Man’s Mansion May Replace Historic Black Church

A simmering battle is underway in Venice as advocates strive to prevent replacement of the historic First Baptist Church with an 11,000 square feet residence.
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26
Jul

Follow Up Appeal Hearing for Historical Church- Aug.15th

Follow Up Appeal Hearing for First Baptist Church of Venice to challenge it's Change-of-Use permit from a Church to a Single Family Home.
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11
Jul

No More Sam Jam Mom, Please

Penske sanctioned gentrification party desecrates First Baptist Church; takes over Oakwood Park for the day.
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14
Jun

Third Protest Against Hotel Erwin for Racist Practices

Hotel Erwin in Venice Beach, CA protested for the third time for racist actions toward people of color.
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11
Apr

Why Being a Venice Original Matters.

Reflecting on the importance of being a Venice Original and the fight against gentrification, as we delve into the challenges faced by the community and the need to preserve its rich history and culture.
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