Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollectionsVenice Ca
IN THE NEWS

Venice Ca

CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 10, 1998
At a meeting tonight, city officials will solicit help from artists--ranging from fledgling sculptors to renowned muralists--to assist in renovating the Venice Boardwalk. The city's Recreation and Parks and Cultural Affairs departments, along with Councilwoman Ruth Galanter, are looking for artists to assist in the renovation in a number of ways, said project manager Kathleen Chan of Recreation and Parks.
Advertisement
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 1, 1998 | JULIA SCHEERES, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Residents from a Venice neighborhood synonymous with crack cocaine and violent death quietly banded together Saturday morning to plant life along one of their bloodier streets. Former gangbangers and resident millionaires worked side by side under rain-swollen skies, gingerly placing 40 ornamental pear saplings into the mud along Broadway Avenue, which slices through Venice's notorious Oakwood neighborhood.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 20, 1998
The Westside Cityhood Coalition will meet Wednesday night to discuss the formation of an independent school district, the group's chairman said. "This is the first step toward cityhood and our main concern at the moment," said Dave Tuttle. The school district would be called the Westside Unified School District.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 25, 1997
Police advised residents Friday about a series of attempted sexual assaults that they believe were committed by one man. Los Angeles Police Det. Steven Barragan said he believes an attempted rape and three other crimes involving women were committed by the man between Aug. 6 and Oct. 16. Barragan said that although three of the incidents are recorded as burglaries, investigators believe that the prowler intended to sexually assault the women, all of whom succeeded in scaring him off.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 4, 1997 | JOHN DART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
While driving away from her Venice church, Heather Davis was wondering what might catch the attention of people passing the familiar Spanish-style Lutheran church on Venice Boulevard. Suddenly she thought of this: "Jesus Roller-Skating with Friends at Venice Beach." That seemingly incongruous image was not her idea. Davis was recalling a ceramic artwork created in the early 1980s by a Belgian monk visiting St. Andrew's Abbey in the Antelope Valley foothills.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 3, 1997
Church officials have organized a second community march through the Oakwood neighborhood to call for an end to violence that claimed seven lives between June and August. The march, which begins Sunday at 1:30 p.m., will progress from the New Bethel Baptist Church at 503 Brooks Ave. to the Oakwood Recreation Center about a half-mile away, said New Bethel minister Robert Shipp.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 16, 1997 | SUE McALLISTER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
On Venice's 6th Avenue between Santa Clara and California avenues is a beautifully maintained Craftsman-style house with lace curtains on the front door and a well-manicured landscape of drought-tolerant plants in the yard. Flowering vines frame a locked gate spanning the driveway. A block and a half away on the same street, a vacant one-story clapboard house has been marked by taggers and covered with "No Trespassing" signs.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 29, 1997
City Councilwoman Ruth Galanter has requested that the council post a $110,000 reward for information leading to the conviction of suspects in the string of fatal shootings in Venice and Mar Vista, a spokeswoman said Thursday. Galanter called for the unusually large reward in the hope of encouraging residents who may be fearful of coming forward to help police arrest the perpetrators. Gang-related shootings have claimed 11 lives in the area since February.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 29, 1997
Several hundred people are expected to take a stand against recent gang violence by marching through Venice for peace on Sept. 14, a local minister said Thursday. Residents, police and politicians representing Venice and Mar Vista are being invited to participate in the march, said Rev. Robert Shipp of New Bethel Baptist Church. The procession will begin at 2 p.m. at New Bethel, 503 Brooks Ave., and end at the Oakwood Recreation Center, 767 California Ave.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 7, 1997 | SUE McALLISTER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Responding to the recent rash of shootings in Venice and Mar Vista, City Councilwoman Ruth Galanter announced Wednesday that she has asked the city attorney to seek an injunction against local gangs similar to the one approved last month against members of the 18th Street gang. Galanter called the string of violence, which has left four people dead, "completely unacceptable."
Los Angeles Times Articles
|