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Downtown to remain same
Sun  Jan 15 2017 12:40PM
Angled parking in downtown Venice is dead, thanks to a City Council vote that also killed the idea of reducing West Venice Avenue to one lane in each direction. But … Find out how to read more online.
Unbelievable Life
Sun  Jan 15 2017 12:38PM
As dark clouds swirled over Europe with Hitler’s armies headed north, the corpse of Italy’s Benito Mussolini was soon to be hung in the street by a mob. Guido Saeli, … Find out how to read more online.
She’s raising money to attend Trump inauguration
Sun  Jan 15 2017 12:38PM
You might say that Charlene Marks is a Donald Trump fan. The 80-year-old, who splits her time between Wisconsin and Venice, supported the multimillionaire businessman throughout his successful presidential campaign, … Find out how to read more online.
City poised to end Domestic Partnership program
Sun  Jan 15 2017 12:34PM
City leaders were prepared this week to officially do away with the city’s Domestic Partnership Registry but didn’t take action. At a meeting on Tuesday, Council sent the proposal back … Find out how to read more online.
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Boston’s archbishop joins Vatican office on clergy sex abuse
Mon  Jan 16 2017 01:19AM
BOSTON (AP) — Boston’s archbishop has been appointed to a top Vatican office that handles cases of clergy sex abuse. The Vatican’s press office announced Saturday that Pope Francis named Cardinal Sean O’Malley the newest member of the Congregation for … read more.

Philadelphia mayor on park wall-sitting ban: ‘Sit where you want’
Mon  Jan 16 2017 01:19AM
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The mayor of Philadelphia is taking issue with a new rule banning people from sitting on walls in a park in a posh section of the city, saying his attitude is: “Sit where you want.” The group … read more.

Facebook has measures to tackle fake news in Germany
Mon  Jan 16 2017 01:19AM
BERLIN (AP) — Facebook says it’s introducing measures to tackle the spread of fake news in Germany, months before the country holds a national election. The social network said Sunday the investigative media group Correctiv will be its first outside … read more.

Ringling Bros. circus to close after 146 years
Mon  Jan 16 2017 01:19AM
ELLENTON (AP) — After 146 years, the curtain is coming down on “The Greatest Show on Earth.” The owner of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus told The Associated Press that the show will close forever in May. … read more.

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Fixing beach erosion could end federal funding
Sun  Jan 15 2017 12:34PM
Concerned about skyrocketing costs to renourish Venice’s beaches, city leaders discussed various options this week, focusing on what to do about three hot spots. The takeaway — after listening to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (ACE) officials — was this: … Find out how to read more online.

Holic: Trolley’s purpose isn’t sightseeing
Sun  Jan 15 2017 12:34PM
The Venice City Council’s decision on Tuesday to keep the trolley circulating around downtown likely made merchants happy — especially those on West Miami Avenue, which will be put on the route after initially being omitted. But it didn’t sit … Find out how to read more online.

Ways to save Venice Beach challenging
Wed  Jan 11 2017 10:32AM
The Venice City Council holds a rare second meeting this week, on Friday, to discuss two topics near and dear to residents’ hearts: roads and the beach, the first item on the agenda. As one of the most popular local … Find out how to read more online.

Council postpones new beach parking lot
Sun  Jan 15 2017 12:32PM
A new beachside parking lot planned at the Venice Fishing Pier near Sharky’s Restaurant was postponed this week after a number of Venice Council Members raised objections to the project. By a split vote, council opted to revisit the project … Find out how to read more online.

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