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Internet Edition "Line Caught, not Farm Raised"   
Always Forward, Never Straight

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October 2010

Judge says to Cyber Bullies: You Can't Hide Behind Anonymity

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July 2010

Saturday

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At Bergamot....

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Friday Night, July 09, 2010

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June 2010

Villaraigosa Rejects Venice Parking Settlement

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We are All BP

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May 2010

Brawl Errupts on Boardwalk

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Dennis Hopper, Art Soldier, Venetian 1936-2010

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Jury Rules Against Longtime Venice Local in LAPD Suit

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April 2010

Lucks & Rios by 2:1 Margins

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February 2010

No Way to Treat A Lady: The Venice Saga of Myrna Loy

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January 2010

What Would Miki Do?

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October 2009

Electric Lodge Production Plays w. Health Care

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Skate Park Opens

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September 2009

Street Fest--It's On!

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Erik Joule Looks Back

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August 2009

Skatepark To Open October 3

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Book it to Equator

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August 20th Benefit Slated to Support the Skate Community's Jim Muir

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Whole Foods Back Pedals Opposition to Health Reform

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Bar Gets Preliminary Approval to Expand Sales with Zero On-site Parking

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Int'l Aid Group Provides Medical Care to Los Angelinos (we're not kidding)

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Novel Shutters; Remembering the Beginning

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July 2009

Familiar Venetian Tabbed for 'Californication'

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Historical Society & Ray Bradbury Team Up For Ambitious Project

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June 2009

Villaraigosa Honors Swami X; Blows Off Officially Running for Gov

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Heads-up on Con Artist Trying to Gain Home-Entry in North Venice

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Coastal Commission Turns Down Parking Permits

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Signing up for VenicePaper Email Alerts?

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Senator Rosendahl, WTF?

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May 2009

Venice Locals React to Court Ruling Upholding Prop 8

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AK Parking Anyone?

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This is Why We Miss Stephen Yagman

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A Look Back at Jack Weiss

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Ed Moses, Mutator

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The New Yorker Scores Renegade Educator Steve Barr, VenicePaper Looks at the Venice Years

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AK Street Fair Org Announces Community Grant Program

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February 2009

New Images from Kenny Morrison

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Marvin Rand, Architectural Photographer. 1924 - 2009.

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5.30 a.m.

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Permit Parking Vote-Count Fiasco

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art la 09: no country for old men

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art la, seen

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January 2009

Before Dark

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Earth Shaking Update

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Quoted

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Hertz Exhibits Balls of Steel

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Letter From An Alleged Publisher

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Spontodaciously Where No Art Gallery Ever Went

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December 2008

Robert Graham Memorial Service Set for January 7

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Sponto?!?, Say it Ain't So, More Letters on the Man

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Local Letters

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Another Body Blow to Venice, Sponto RIP

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Artist Bob Graham 1938 - 2008

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August 2008

Asphalt or Artists? Which Way, Venice?

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March 2008

Police Patrols Stepped Up on Boardwalk

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Boardwalk Gets Darker, Murder Reported

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Fur Flies over Development; Usher versus Perry and More.. as the LA Development-World Turns

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Gang Raids Hit Venice

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January 2008

UCLA Student Waterboarded at Guantanamo Bay Protest

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Marina Residents Claim Victory at California Coastal Commission

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Councilman Hosts Town Hall on Pico/Olympic Traffic Proposal

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December 2007

Friday Filming Makes Merchants See Red; 1311 Abbot Kinney & 1319 Abbot Kinney Bring in the Dough, Part I

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Friday Filming Makes Merchants See Red; 1311 Abbot Kinney & 1319 Abbot Kinney Bring in the Dough, Part II

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Give Them a Subway Stop in Their Name, But Don't Let Politicos Return LA to the Freeway '50s

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Group Forms to Fight the Freeway-ization of Olympic/Pico

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Venice Rolls Out the Red Carpet--WGA Picketers Get Some Love

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Brad Pitt Taps Pugh+Scarpa for New Orleans Project—Case Study Circa 2008?

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Ed Moses Opening

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Barbara Smith's Show in Chinatown

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Quote of (last) Week

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Another Day on the Tee

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News & Booze

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November 2007

It's the Internet, Stupid--Writers Strike Part II

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It's the Internet--Stupid

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Family Values Group Hosts Waterboarding Event

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Pioneer Bakery Development on Rose Avenue Sold; Deal Gives Garacochea Family Opportunity to Buy-Back Restaurant/Retail Component Upon Completion of Construction

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October 2007

Baldessari Barn & Garage Destroyed in Early Morning Blaze

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September 2007

West Los Angeles Planning Commission Turns Down Ray

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Appeals Court Rules Against the City in Venice Eviction Case; Ellis Act Not the Overriding Law

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Hotel Ray Goads for Political Fight

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Surf Foundation Supports Their Homeys

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Changing Dates? Hotel Ray to Seek Postponement on Decision

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Big Week for Venice's City Councilman: Courts Stop Playa Vista, Councilman Takes Position Against Hotel Ray Planning Exemptions

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Land Use Chair Cites Wrong Height in Hotel Ray Consideration

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Starbucks Rumor Fanned; But No Fuel to this Fire

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August 2007

Venice Goodbyes

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Spin It: David Hertz to Lead (2-Wheeled) Venice Architectural Tour + Photographer Nogai Captures the View

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Carjackings, Missing Crystals, and Promoted Deputies

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Ray Hotel Hits Pause

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Abbot Kinney, Use it or Lose It

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July 2007

Skater Tony Alva on Gentrification? Yep, Saturday July 28

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If you eat here, don’t shoot here….

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June 2007

Who You Gonna’ Call?--Developer Said to Hit the Phones Over Lincoln Place

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Spa-Hotel Gets High on Abbot Kinney

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May 2007

Venetian Shares Tragic Foreign Surf Experience

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This Ain't No Disco--Venice Ain't Loving That Chain Story Feeling

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Starbucks on Abbot Kinney?

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Sant Project Wins in "Year of the Small Developer"

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Award Sant? Not According to this Local

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Writer Elmore Leonard to Speak at Writers Bloc; Next Novel Set in Venice

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Venice-Based Law Firm Represents Peruvian Indigenous People in Suit Against Occidental Petroleum

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Venice Attorney Objects to Occidental's Actions in the Amazon; Group Documents Higher Cost than $3.99 a Gallon

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Maybe We Should Move to Mexico…

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April 2007

FBI Expansion in Westwood Sees Red Light

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Is Steve Barr Worried… Councilmen Herb Wesson, Bernard Parks and more....

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March 2007

Venice Fave featured at Fashion Week

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City to Present Design Plan for Lincoln Boulevard

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February 2007

"Stop Bush" Sign Stolen

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Developments that Rocked Our World--Venice Projects, Politics, and Traffic in 2006

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December 2006

Neighborhood Council President Seeks to Spend $1 Million City Fund

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Rosendahl Proposes $11 Million Traffic Infrastructure Initiative

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Venice Local Pepper-Sprayed While Handcuffed

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October 2006

Worst LUPC Ever? Pretty Much

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LUPC Chair Responds

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Neighborhood Council to Appoint Graffiti Committee Tonight

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Oxford Triangle Gets High, 31-Story Condo Project Proposed for Venice

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Directory of Venice Services October 06

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Green Dot Takes on LAUSD

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The Condo Moratorium--Back Bill's Ban, It's Better Business

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Always Forward, Never Straight--Riding Out with Critical Mass

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Beyond the Image--Venice Artist Greg Colson

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Arbor commutes to SM... And is Ross the New Target?

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The Grom Report

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Driftwood--Writer Norman Ollestad Drops Into a Surfer’s Life

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September 2006

Marina Affordable Housing Panel Gets an Earful

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August 2006

Werner G. Scharff, Venice Patriot (1916-2006)

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July 2006

Neighborhood Planning Committee Approves "Green" Hotel

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Developer Gone but MTA Lot Development Rolls On

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Pali House Developers Propose Parking Mix & Match

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"Participant" in Venice High Shooting In Custody, But Police Say the Juvenile Was Not the Shooter

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June 2006

Last Undeveloped Marina Land to Get High Rise

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Yagman Back in Office, Time in Custody Nets New Client

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Venice Calls for Banning 'Formula' Retailers

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City Council Hosts ‘Clean Money’

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City Parks Decision on Pali House, Complex Parking Arrangement Cited

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D-Day for Hotel Project on Main Street & Abbot Kinney, Parking Questions Remain

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VenicePaper Wins LA Press Club Award

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Suspect in Student Slaying Arrested

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Linda Lucks Appointed as Neighborhood Commissioner

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May 2006

Councilman Wins Reprieve for Lincoln Place Seniors

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Lincoln Place Tenants Raise $20,000 for Legal Action

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Lincoln Place Faces Uncertain Future

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Art Walk: the Bad, the Good, the Beautiful + Other Events

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Residents Protest Freeway Plans

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Lincoln Place Preservationists Win Commission Vote

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New Bylaws Pass Easily

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April 2006

Changing the Rules of Engagement in Council Elections

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March 2006

Council Takes Aim at Slate Politics

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A Quiet Launch Greets New Boardwalk Regulation

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If A Tree Falls….is it Part of a Complex MTA Plot?

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Coastal Commission Staff Says Dogtown Development Permit Hangs in Air because of City’s Technical Glitch

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Community Meetings on Development and other Quality of Life Issues

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RAD Sunset Developer Sets Record Straight

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Planning Commission Approves RAD-Sunset Project

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Lincoln Place Is Back To Bargaining Table

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RAD Sunset Development—Rosendahl says ‘No’; Planning Department says ‘Go’

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February 2006

Venice Gets New Pipes

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City of Blah? 4 Conditions to Help RAD Sunset Pass Venice’s Scale and Character Test or Why the City of Los Angeles Should Care about Venice as a Profit Center

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RAD Sunset Developer Speaks Out on MTA Lot Land Trade

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Lawyers Shift Lincoln Place Behind the Scenes While Rosendahl Moves Actors Center Stage

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RAD Sunset Development--Planning Staff Says Approve (with Conditions) in Draft of Document

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LUPC Calls for Moratorium on Development

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January 2006

Planning Commission tells RAD Sunset Developer to 'Make its Case' for Discretionary Approvals

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Back to the Future--Rosendahl to Support Postponement on RAD Sunset Project

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Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes, New Update on RAD Sunset

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Neighborhood Council Just Says ‘No’ to Project Proposed for MTA Lot

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Former RAD Sunset Opponent Now Supports Project

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A Good Food Fight? POWER Sees a Better Nutritional Way at Local Schools

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December 2005

A Word About The New Issue

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15 Developments that Rocked Our World (revised for the Web edition)

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The Top 10 Political 'Quotes' of 2005

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Sight Specific--Architectural Highlights of 2005

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Court Sidesteps Lincoln Place Eviction Issue

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November 2005

Tenants Talk Turkey With City Attorney

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Lincoln Place Tenants Get A 10-Day Reprieve

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Neighborhood Council Won't Support Future Variances Unless Evictions Cease

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Sheriff Posts Lincoln Place Evictions

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Reasons to Live November

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Lincoln Place’s Historical Designation Upheld

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Rosendahl Speaks Out about Lincoln Place Deal

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Opposing Interests to Meet at Lincoln Place Hearing

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October 2005

District 11 to Get New Venice Field Deputy

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Slates Rule Neighborhood Council Election

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Planning Commission Opens Gate on Fence Height

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Masthead

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No Rubik’s Cube, Sander’s Transparent City Building

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Bowled Over—Callas Shortridge Designs a Cafe at the Hollywood Bowl

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No Shangri La, Ned Evans on Painting, Surfing and Venice

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VenicePaper Unveils Canine Flu Warning System!!!

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Lincoln Place Evictions Halted; Tentative Agreement Reached between Developer and Tenants

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RAD Development Hearing Postponement Requested

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Spa Gone; LUPC On

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September 2005

Rosendahl Opposes RAD Development Proposal; Recommends Denial

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Shamrock Holding & Genesis LA Not Participating in MTA Lot Proposal

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Architects Letters Opposing MTA Lot Project

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August 2005

Artist Supports MTA Condo Development/Local Developer Opposes It--That's Venice Development Politics

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Masthead

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May 2005

From 'Three Kings' to 'Lords of Dogtown,' Catherine Hardwicke Talks Surfing, Skating, & Her Architecture DNA

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