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📣📣TUESDAY's VIRTUAL BOARD MEETING has been RESCHEDULED for THIS THURSDAY, May 21st~7pm Via Zoom 💻

Posted on 05/19/20

Venice Neighborhood Council

📯MAY Board Meeting is THIS THURSDAY, May 21st at 7pm via Zoom. 
💻TO JOIN THE MEETING PLEASE USE THIS LINK: https://zoom.us/j/94446299755
📃Please click for Agenda here. 

 

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💌MESSAGE to OUR VENICE COMMUNITY!💌 ⌛️We're back to Business~1st Virtual Venice Neighborhood Council (VNC) Board Meeting~Thursday, May21st~7pm

Posted on 05/19/20

Venice Neighborhood Council

Dear Venice and Marina Community,

In these extraordinary times, after the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment (DONE) approved and finalized Virtual guidelines to resume Neighborhood Council Board (VNC) meetings and VNC Committee Meetings, the Venice Neighborhood Council is excited to be back for our First Virtual VNC Board meeting on Thursday, May 21st at 7pm, via Zoom. (Tuesday's meeting has been rescheduled for Thursday. Please take note.) 

Although our Board and Commitee meetings have been put on hold, we at the VNC have been busy liaising with the City, County and State to keep our community informed and connected. We hope that even under these challenging and unprecedented circumstances all families and residents in our Venice/Marina neighborhood remain safe and protected. As Los Angeles recovers and rebuilds, we are here to support you. If you know of someone in need, please let us know so we can help and also get the word out.

So far, during the City’s and State’s Stay at Home Order, the VNC used our council’s budget funds, under the discretion of president Ira Koslow and the Executive Board, to support emergency relief efforts for local organizations during the crisis. We donated food, supplies and volunteered our time to:
1)  Community Foundation, which provided grab 'n go meals for LAUSD students and their families, as well as Seniors at 2 locations in Venice —Daniel Webster Middle school and Marina Middle School.
2)  Meals on Wheels.  
3)  Home at Last—a social and shelter agency for transitional youth in Los Angeles.
4)  The LAPD Foundation—providing supplies and food for our officers.
5)  Frontline Food—providing food for our Frontline responders.

Stay tuned for more information about our May 21st Board Meeting and on individual Committees resuming their meetings and business.

We will continue to serve our community. Please stay well and take good care of yourselves and your loved ones. Together we can move through this challenge.
Get Involved, It’s Your Venice!
THANK YOU!
—Your VNC

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🌴🌵🌾🌳Tree Summit!🌳🌾🌵🌴

Posted on 05/19/20

Venice Neighborhood Council

Join us to help position LA's urban canopy for future success on May 22nd at 9am!

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🌠VNC to elect 2 new Community Officers during May Board Meeting!

Posted on 05/15/20

Venice Neighborhood Council

The Board will vote at their virtual meeting this coming Thursday, May 21st, 2020 to fill the 2 vacant Community Officer Board seats. 
The Applicants are: Adrian De Simone, Angela McGregor, Eva G. Greene, Helen Fallon, Jackie Hyland, Josh Burnstein, Michael Sugarman, Ron Brawer, Sam Garrison, Soledad Ursua, and Vicki Halliday. 
Please click for all applications here. 
Applicants will have 1 minute to present themselves if they so choose.
🧲Good luck to all!
See you then.

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LAND USE AND PLANNING COMMITTEE (LUPC) VIRTUAL MEETING THIS THURSDAY, MAY 14th, 7-10PM!

Posted on 05/14/20

Venice Neighborhood Council

LAND USE AND PLANNING COMMITTEE (LUPC) VIRTUAL MEETING THIS THURSDAY MAY 14th, 7-10PM!

To JOIN this meeting, Please Use This Link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88266983304

OR ZOOM US AT -  MEETING ID: 860 3314 3804 
PASSWORD: 157287 
iPhone one-tap : US: +16699009128,,88266983304# or +12532158782,,88266983304#

YOU CAN ALSO DIAL IN BY PHONE: 
+1 (669)900-6833,, 86033143804#,, #, 157287# 
+1 (346)248-7799,, 86033143804#,, #,157287#  

Please click on Agenda Link:
https://www.venicenc.org/admin/productphotos/LUPC%20AGENDA%20May%2014,%202020.pdf
 

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🚗Pacific Avenue Temporary Road Closures and Construction of Speed Tables North of Rose to Brooks~Thursday & Friday, May 14th-15th, 7AM-4PM🚙

Posted on 05/14/20

Venice Neighborhood Council

🚗Pacific Avenue Temporary Road Closures and Construction of Speed Tables North of Rose to Brooks~Thursday & Friday, May 14th-15th, 7AM-4PM🚙
Dear Venice Residents,
We wanted to alert you that LADOT is installing Speed Tables–raised sections of asphalt that encourage slower speeds—on Pacific Avenue at Rose Ave./Dudley Ct., Paloma Ct./Sunset Ave., and Vista Pl./Thornton Ct.
 
Pacific Ave will be closed to all traffic from Rose Ave to Brooks Ave. on 5/14 &5/15 from 7AM - 4PM.

• Vehicles parked on Pacific Ave between Rose Ave. and Brooks Ave. will be able to leave during the closure but will not be able to return during the closure. 
Please click here: for details on the project.


 

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☎️SMALL BUSINESSES TELEPHONE TOWN HALL~Thursday evening, May 14th, 6:30pm☎️

Posted on 05/12/20

Venice Neighborhood Council

Dear Venice and Marina Community, 
This Thursday, Councilman Bonin will host another telephone town hall event focused on resources and support available to SMALL BUSINESSES that will help owners get back or stay on their feet during the crisis.
Small Businesses are the backbone of our local economy.

Please click here to RSVP for the small business telephone town hall
The panel of experts inludes:

  • Carolyn M. Hull, General Manager, City of Los Angeles Economic and Workforce Development Division,
  • Teri L. Billups, Assistant District Director for Economic Development, U.S. Small Business Administration - Los Angeles District Office, and
  • Billy Chun, Deputy Mayor for Economic Development, Office of LA Mayor Garcetti. 
--Your VNC

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💻 FIRST VIRTUAL ZOOM VNC ADMINISTRATIVE COMMITTEE MEETING~Monday, May11th, 7pm 💻

Posted on 05/11/20

Venice Neighborhood Council

THE MAY VNC ADMINISTRATIVE COMMITTEE MEETING WILL BE HELD VIA ZOOM~Monday, May 11th at 7pm.
 
TO JOIN THE MEETING VIA ZOOM, PLEASE USE THIS LINK:
https://zoom.us/j/95369000257?pwd=VkV5WkFMUnh0d3NiNWtFeWhGY3pvUT09
Password: 297659
Please view agenda here: 
https://www.venicenc.org/docs/34484747-8720.pdfTO
 

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☎️ Ben Allen, Ted Lieu, Mike Bonin, and Nick Melvoin LAUSD ☎️ Telephone Town Hall~Wednesday, May 6th, 5:30-6:30pm

Posted on 05/06/20

Venice Neighborhood Council

Dear Venetians, 
 
We wanted to let you know of a special Virtual Town Hall hosted by State Senator Ben Allen and Congressman Ted Lieu on the COVID-19 response - this Wednesday, May 6th 5:30-6:30pm.
Please email questions prior to the Town Hall to: 📧 senator.allen@senate.ca.gov.
You can also stream the meeting live at: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/benallencalifornia/ 
and Twitter: https://twitter.com/BenAllenCA?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor

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First Budget Committee Meeting via Zoom - Tuesday, May 5th ~ 9am

Posted on 05/03/20

Venice Neighborhood Council

The Venice Neighborhood Council Budget Committee invites you to its First Virtual Meeting, via this Zoom link, on Tuesday, May 5th 2020 at 9:00 AM PST.

You can also join by phone by dialing: (669) 900-9128, enter 893 3768 0552 and then press # to join the meeting. 
Instructions on how to sign up for public comment will be given to listeners at the start of the meeting. 

Please click on Agenda Link:

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COUNCILMAN BONIN'S TELEPHONE TOWN HALL ON ISSUES OF CONCERN TO SENIORS DURING COVID-19

Posted on 04/29/20

Venice Neighborhood Council

Tomorrow evening, April 30th 6:30pm - 8pm, Councilman Bonin will host a Telephone Town Hall Event on Issues of Concern to Seniors during the crisis.
Please RSVP today and please share this invitation with any friends or neighbors you think might be interested in participating. 

Panel of experts including: 


  

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Councilman Bonin's Telephone Town Hall on Renter's Issues - Thursday, April 23rd at 6:30pm

Posted on 04/27/20

Venice Neighborhood Council

To register, visit: bit.ly/MBTH-0423.  You will receive an automated call Thursday night to connect you with the town hall.

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EARTH DAY - 50 YEARS!

Posted on 04/25/20

Venice Neighborhood Council

A BRIEF HISTORY OF EARTH DAY 

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COVID-19 TOWN HALL Hosted by Councilman Bonin

Posted on 04/21/20

Venice Neighborhood Council

TOMORROW, Saturday April 18th at 11:30am - The Venice Community is invited to a Telephone Town Hall hosted by Councilman Mike Bonin on the Coronavirus.
 
This will be the first in a series of remote town halls, and the focus this Saturday will be on medical questions and the Safer at Home order.
If you are interested in participating, you can click here to sign up to receive an automated phone call that will patch you into the main call

Please practice social distancing and take care of yourselves and your loved ones during these difficult times. We are all in this together.
—Your VNC

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Los Angeles Starts Testing High-Risk Residents for Coronavirus!

Posted on 04/03/20

Venice Neighborhood Council

  • Los Angeles is offering limited COVID-19 testing.
  • Only those considered to be high-risk are eligible for testing.
  • Please visit Coronavirus.LACity.org/Testing to find out if you are eligible for free COVID-19 testing by the City of L.A. 
As of March 18, California had 22 public health labs testing for coronavirus and private labs testing as well.
 

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VENICE FARMERS MARKET OPEN!

Posted on 04/01/20

Venice Neighborhood Council

THE VENICE FARMERS MARKET IS OPEN ~ FRIDAYS 7-11am❣️
 

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Mayor Garcetti Announcing New Orders to Help Slow the Spread of COVID-19

Posted on 03/31/20

Venice Neighborhood Council

Watch now: Facebook.com/MayorofLA
 

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NOVEL CORONAVIRUS - What You Need to Know

Posted on 03/30/20

Venice Neighborhood Council

Please refer to this graphic for safety precautions and information.

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MARCH VNC BOARD MEETING SUSPENDED

Posted on 03/29/20

Venice Neighborhood Council

Dear Venice Community,
Out of an abundance of caution, while actively monitoring the situation of the COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) and how it is affecting our community, the Venice Neighborhood Council is suspending its March 17th meeting. There will be NO March meeting. 
The latest information from the County of Los Angeles Department of Public Health is available at:
http://www.publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/Coronavirus/
We are working diligently to keep our stakeholders informed. We thank you for your flexibility and patience. 
Sincerely,
— the Venice Neighborhood Council 

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Center for Disease and Control Corona Virus link.

Posted on 03/28/20

Follow this link to the Center for Disease and Control page: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/index.html 

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Letter from the Mayor and Information on the Coronavirus

Posted on 03/27/20

Venice Neighborhood Council

A Message from Mayor Eric Garcetti:

Dear Friend,
As your mayor, there is no greater priority than keeping you safe.

There is a lot of fear spreading about coronavirus — also known as COVID-19 — and I want to make sure you hear directly from me about what actions our City is taking to protect our families and residents, and what precautions you should take to stay healthy.

This morning, I joined our County leaders to provide the public with an updateon everything we are doing to prevent the spread of coronavirus and protect public health. I have signed a declaration of local emergency for the City of Los Angeles.

While there are only a few known COVID-19 cases in the region, the declaration helps us access state and federal funding to strengthen and support our efforts to prepare our region and prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Simply put: we will do everything in our power, leave no stone unturned, and no resource untapped to preserve Angelenos’ safety and well-being.
For more information, please go to: 
https://corona-virus.la/
    
 

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Venice, MEET OUR Senior Lead Officers for Pacific Police Division!

Posted on 03/27/20

Venice Neighborhood Council

Meet our Senior Lead Officers (SLOs) for the Venice Community!
✹ Officer Monique Contreras ~ Venice Beach/Marina
✹ Officer Adrian Acosta ~ Venice/Oakwood
✹ Officer Javier Ramirez ~ Venice/Marina/Playa

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Read the 2020 Budget Advocates White Paper!

Posted on 03/21/20

Venice Neighborhood Council

The Budget Advocates are citizens like all of us who make extensive recommendations advocating budgetary and fiscal concerns to the Mayor and City Council.  Each year they publish a White Paper explaining their process and advice.  Read it here!

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Need To Get Out?? Bird & Tree Walk - March 22nd!!

Posted on 03/12/20

Venice Neighborhood Council

Join your neighbors for a Bird & Tree Walk in Presidents' Row neighborhoods on March 22nd at 9am.  Meet at Lincoln Blvd + Coeur d'Alene Ave.  This is a great way to enjoy your neighborhood in a completely safe manner during these uncertain times.

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East Venice Bird & Tree Walk

Posted on 03/08/20

Venice Neighborhood Council

Join your neighbors for another Verdant Venice Committee Bird & Tree Walk in East Venice.  Meet at Palms & Penmar Aves on Sunday March 8th at 9am.  

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VOTING IS OPEN! VOTE TODAY! SUPER TUESDAY IS TOMORROW~TUESDAY, MARCH 3rd, 2020!

Posted on 03/01/20

Venice Neighborhood Council

It's Your Voice Venice, Your Vote!
Go to https://www.lavote.net for Voting Locations and Information!
Easy interactive map to locate All Voting Centers.
https://locator.lavote.net/locations/vc

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VNC February Meeting!

Posted on 02/17/20

Venice Neighborhood Council

Please join us at the first VNC meeting of 2020!  
On the agenda: Venice moms, Venice trees and Venice alleyways. 
Tuesday, February 18th at 7pm, Westminster Elementary School.  Full agenda here: 
https://t.co/j9xfwnc7I2

#VeniceNeighborhoodCouncil
#VNC
#VeniceBeach

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Get Out and Enjoy Your Neighborhood On Our Next Bird and Tree Walk!

Posted on 02/16/20

Venice Neighborhood Council

Join your neighbors on February 16th at 9am and stroll the Canals on the second Bird and Tree Walk.  Meet up at 9am at 27th & Strongs and enjoy!

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Mello Draft Ordinance Information Session

Posted on 01/30/20

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DEIR meetings on Sidewalk Repair Program

Posted on 01/09/20

Venice Neighborhood Council

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2019 VENICE STAKEHOLDER SATISFACTION SURVEY

Posted on 11/20/19

Venice Neighborhood Council

Venetians have spoken!  The Survey results are in!
Thank you to everyone who participated!
 

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Getty Fires

Posted on 10/28/19

Venice Neighborhood Council

Our thoughts and hearts are with everyone affected by the Getty fires.  We stand united and ready to help.

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Kites & Kastles

Posted on 10/23/19

Venice Neighborhood Council

Kites & Kastles
Fly your Kites and build your Kastles!
October 26th, 2019 ~ 11am-3pm ~ On the Beach, just North of the Venice Fishing Pier
Light Refeshments and Prizes

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Coffee With A Cop!

Posted on 10/02/19

Venice Neighborhood Council

In Collaboration with the VNC, Please Join the Los Angeles Police Department
Pacific Division
COFFEE WITH A COP - October 8, 2019 ● 9:00am -11:00am
The Cow's End Cafe ● 34 Washington Blvd., Venice, CA  90292

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Venice Planning Working Groups

Posted on 09/10/19

Venice Neighborhood Council

RSVP to Attend!
Venice Planning Working Groups -
Tues, October 22, 2019 & Wed, October 23, 2019 

RSVP para asistir! 
Grupos de Trabajo sobre la Planeación de Venice - Martes 22 de Octubre & Miércoles 23 de Octubre  

Venice City Planners will be hosting working groups in Venice! Come share your ideas and vision for the commercial corridors in Venice! 

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Sepulveda Transit Corridor Project

Posted on 07/26/19

The goal of the Sepulveda Transit Corridor Feasibility Study is to identify and evaluate rail transit concepts that will provide high-quality service to the large and growing travel market between the San Fernando Valley, the Westside and the LAX area. 

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Venice High School Auditorium Repairs Project

Posted on 06/24/19

Venice Neighborhood Council

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Speed Bump Alert

Posted on 04/22/19

Venice Neighborhood Council

Applications open soon to get a free Speed Bump installed on your street, courtesy of LA DOT! Only 30 applications are accepted per City Council District... Need a speed bump on your street? Set your alarm for 8 am on Wednesday, May 1 and apply here: http://bit.ly/SpeedBump2019

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Venice Pier Refurbishment

Posted on 04/17/19

Venice Neighborhood Council

PROPOSED PUBLIC ACCESS PLAN

Stage 1:  Pier is closed**, with no public access. Contractor will work on Approach. Closed September 2019  after Labor Day, estimated completion October 2019

Stage 2:  Pier is opened**, with public access* of full pier width, to Platform 11. Contractor will work on pier west of   Platform 11.  estimated completion November 2019

Stage 3:  Pier is opened**, with public access* of full pier width, to Platform 9. Contractor will work on pier west of Platform 9. estimated completion December 2020

Stage 4:  Pier is opened**, with public access* of full pier width, to Platform 7. Contractor will work on pier west of Platform 7. estimated completion January 2020

Stage 5:  Pier is opened**, with public access* of full pier width, to Platform 5. Contractor will work on pier west of Platform 5. estimated completion March 2020

Stage 6:  Pier is closed**, with no public access. Contractor will finish the balance of the pier repair. Grand Re-Opening upon completion. estimated completion May 2020 before Memorial Day

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Venice Median Project EIR Topics

Posted on 01/20/19

The Venice Median Project Developers have released the following list of topics which they feel need to be evaluated in an Enironmental Impact Report (EIR) 

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Venice Median Project EIR Scoping Meeting

Posted on 01/17/19

Opportunity for public written comment on the scope of the EIR, as well as questions and answers about the topics of study, will take place at the Scoping Meeting, which is scheduled on January 14th from 5 pm to 7 pm at the Oakwood Recreation Center. 

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VA West Los Angeles Campus Environmental Assessment for Buildings 205,207, and 208

Posted on 12/09/18

Venice Neighborhood Council

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See the Measure H Funding Contracts

Posted on 10/15/18

Venice Neighborhood Council

Info regrding Measure H Funding Contracts has been issued by the office of Supervisor Sheila Kuehl. 

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DWP Presentation on Heat Storm Outages for Venice

Posted on 09/18/18

Venice Neighborhood Council

Here is the valuable presentation that DWP made at the Venice NC General Board meeting containing information on Heat Storm Outages for Venice.

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Sepulveda Corridor Transit Project

Posted on 06/07/18

Venice Neighborhood Council

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Do You Want To Live On A Tree-Lined Street?

Posted on 03/02/18

Venice Neighborhood Council

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DONE Regional Greivance Panel Determination Regarding VNC

Posted on 10/04/17

Venice Neighborhood Council

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Ken Bernstein on SurveyLA

Posted on 09/18/17

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TEN WAYS TO FIGHT HATE

Posted on 08/18/17

Venice Neighborhood Council

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LAX Expansion Informaiton

Posted on 02/22/17

Venice Neighborhood Council

Daniel Osztreicher from LA World Airports visited the Neighborhood Commitee today to give an informative presentation on the LAX expansion plan.  Learn more about the plan here.

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New Regulation - Vehicle Dwelling (LAMC 85.02)

Posted on 02/13/17

Venice Neighborhood Council

Click on read more for details...

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Be Proud of Venice's History!

Posted on 01/12/17

Venice of America was founded by tobacco millionaire Abbot Kinney in 1905 as a beach resort town, 14 miles west of Los Angeles. He and his partner Francis Ryan had bought two miles of oceanfront property south of Santa Monica in 1891. They built a resort town on the north end of the property called Ocean Park, which was soon annexed to Santa Monica. After Ryan died, Kinney and his new partners continued building south of Navy Street in the unincorporated territory...

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