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April 12, 1990 | LEON WHITESON
Eighty-five years ago, silver-prowed gondolas, piloted by gondoliers imported from Venice, Italy, were docked in the Main Lagoon and Grand Canal of "Venice in America," a fantasia carved from the tide flats of Ocean Park by developer Abbot Kinney. Colonnades mimicking the Doge's Palace lined the waterways in Kinney's Venetian fantasy, a kind of proto-Disneyland conjured on the coast of Santa Monica Bay.
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January 21, 2002 | CARA MIA DiMASSA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Russell Ruffing, a Los Angeles city engineer, and Marcia Hanscom, an environmental activist, see the same woeful site when they gaze at the southern end of the Grand Canal in Venice: a waterway badly in need of a face lift. The canal's dirt banks are crumbling. Million-dollar homes along the canal overlook water that is clogged with sandbags, plastic tarps, discarded clothing and takeout food containers. Concrete sidewalks paralleling the canal are cracked or broken.
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February 7, 1997
A nonprofit Venice arts group working to transform the long-vacant Venice Pavilion into a community arts facility for low-income children has an extra six months to raise the $1.5 million it needs to refurbish the building. On Wednesday, the Los Angeles Recreation and Parks commissioners granted the Venice Arts Mecca a six-month extension to finish fund-raising because the group raised only $425,000 in the last 18 months.
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January 16, 2001 | LAURA WIDES, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
In true Venice fashion, "Mad" Chad Taylor, the Chainsaw Juggler, used one of his roaring blades to cut the red wooden ribbon Monday at the Venice boardwalk's rededication after an $8-million face lift. And in case anyone doubted that the oceanfront strip was fully back in business, another boardwalk regular, Tony the Fireman, also performed at the ceremony. Tony breathed, ate and rubbed fire onto his body.
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January 14, 1997
A coalition of nonprofit social service agencies will share a vacant former public library in Venice, city officials said Monday. The agencies joined to create Venice Works when city officials called for proposals for the building on California Avenue, located in the heart of Venice's poorest neighborhood. The group, awarded a $127,500 grant from United Way, will offer services ranging from job placement to mentoring. The structure will be renamed the Oakwood Family Youth Center.
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January 6, 1996
The Los Angeles city attorney's office has appealed a court decision requiring the city to reconsider a redevelopment project that would virtually eliminate a massive low-income housing project in Venice, known as Lincoln Place. The city on Thursday filed the appeal of a Los Angeles Superior Court judge's order, said Ted Goldstein, city attorney's spokesman. The project's developer, TransAction Co. Ltd.
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November 30, 1995
A judge ruled Wednesday that the Los Angeles City Council should reconsider its denial of a developer's proposal to convert a massive affordable-housing complex in Venice--called Lincoln Place--into a project consisting mostly of upscale condominiums. Acting on the recommendation of its Planning and Land Use Management Committee, the council voted unanimously in September against plans submitted by the developer, TransAction Cos. Ltd.
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September 30, 1995 | JAMES RAINEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Tenants at one of the Westside's last major bastions of moderately priced housing are again facing the threat of eviction, just weeks after they felt the Los Angeles City Council had spared their complex from an upscale renovation plan.
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July 22, 1997
The Venice Arts Mecca, a nonprofit group dedicated to helping disadvantaged youths, has been unable to raise enough funds in its two-year effort to refurbish the 18,000-square-foot Venice Pavilion. "We were supposed to raise $1.5 million by the beginning of August; we've raised only half a million," said Lynn Warshafsky, president of the organization's board.
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May 10, 1991
The California Coastal Commission voted 6 to 5 to reject a mini-mall proposed for the Venice Boardwalk, saying its complicated legal problems with the city of Los Angeles should be resolved before the commission considers the 21,000-square-foot project. Developer Stephen Blanchard has sought permission to build a three-story building that would contain, among other things, 12 fast-food restaurants--some of which would serve alcohol--at 601 Ocean Front Walk.
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October 21, 2000 | ANNE-MARIE O'CONNOR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Elizabeta Betinski came to Venice straight out of art school last year, picturing herself as a modern heir to 1960s avant-garde artists like Billy Al Bengston, Ed Moses and Robert Irwin. That generation is still here. But Betinski, 26, is gone. She couldn't afford a loft. And she was turned off by the new crew of casting agents, producers and models. Like other young artists, she moved beyond the 405. "Venice has become too wealthy. It's just too rich," Betinski said.
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September 3, 1998
A task force hoping to improve maintenance of the Venice boardwalk has been formed, officials said. The Venice Beach Task Force, assembled last month by 6th District City Councilwoman Ruth Galanter, is composed of representatives of the agencies that oversee the beach and surrounding areas, said Niki Tennant, a spokeswoman for the Venice-area councilwoman.
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July 22, 1997
The Venice Arts Mecca, a nonprofit group dedicated to helping disadvantaged youths, has been unable to raise enough funds in its two-year effort to refurbish the 18,000-square-foot Venice Pavilion. "We were supposed to raise $1.5 million by the beginning of August; we've raised only half a million," said Lynn Warshafsky, president of the organization's board.
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February 25, 1997 | JOSEPH HANANIA, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
When Lianne Gold, 38, saw a crack dealer plying his trade in front of her Abbot Kinney Boulevard home in Venice, she did not call the police. Rather, she rushed out, by herself, at 11 p.m, incensed that the culprit invaded her neighborhood. "I told him to leave," recalls Gold. "I didn't ask; you don't ask people like that. You raise your voice and shout at them, and that's what I did." Leave he did, never to return--despite the fact that a mere block away, gangs trade gunfire and drugs.
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February 10, 1997
A nonprofit Venice arts group working to transform the long-vacant Venice Pavilion into a community arts facility for low-income children has an extra six months to raise the $1.5 million it needs to refurbish the building. Last week, the Los Angeles Recreation and Parks commissioners granted the Venice Arts Mecca a six-month extension to finish fund-raising because the group raised only $425,000 in the last 18 months.
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February 7, 1997
A nonprofit Venice arts group working to transform the long-vacant Venice Pavilion into a community arts facility for low-income children has an extra six months to raise the $1.5 million it needs to refurbish the building. On Wednesday, the Los Angeles Recreation and Parks commissioners granted the Venice Arts Mecca a six-month extension to finish fund-raising because the group raised only $425,000 in the last 18 months.
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October 1, 1987
Concerns about the safety of wildlife have prompted a temporary halt to plans to restore Venice's historic canals. Los Angeles City Councilwoman Ruth Galanter said Wednesday that state and national wildlife officials raised concerns that the restoration effort would harm the animals that live in the area, including an endangered bird called the California least tern. Galanter said that she would try to resolve the problem quickly.
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February 14, 1996
Developers of the Lincoln Place housing project in Venice received two decisions Tuesday on the proposed redevelopment of the property. Superior Court Judge Alan B. Haber granted Transaction Cos. Ltd. the right to demolish a 17-unit building at Lincoln Place, a project that is made up mostly of low- and moderate-income apartments. The city had refused to issue a demolition permit for the building, so Transaction Cos. requested that the court order the city to grant the permit.
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January 14, 1997
A coalition of nonprofit social service agencies will share a vacant former public library in Venice, city officials said Monday. The agencies joined to create Venice Works when city officials called for proposals for the building on California Avenue, located in the heart of Venice's poorest neighborhood. The group, awarded a $127,500 grant from United Way, will offer services ranging from job placement to mentoring. The structure will be renamed the Oakwood Family Youth Center.
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