NY Times Covers RV Issues in Venice

The New York Times is running a piece about Venice in tomorrows print edition. It is online now. From the NY Times:

LOS ANGELES — Every day, Diane Butler and her husband park their two hand-painted R.V.’s in a lot at the edge of Venice Beach here, alongside dozens of other rickety, rusted campers from the 1970s and ’80s. During the day, she sells her artwork on the boardwalk. When the parking lot closes at sunset, she and the other R.V.-dwellers drive a quarter-mile inland to find somewhere on the street to park for the night.

The Venice section of Los Angeles has become the latest California community to enact strict new regulations limiting street parking and banning R.V.’s from beach lots.

Their nomadic existence might be ending, though. The Venice section of Los Angeles has become the latest California community to enact strict new regulations limiting street parking and banning R.V.’s from beach lots — regulations that could soon force Ms. Butler, 58, to leave the community where she has lived for four decades.

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The Venice Skate Park : A Year in Pictures

The Dennis “Polar Bear” Agnew Skate Plaza is now one year old. The park has radically changed the community of Venice for the better. It is an inspired place of athleticism on the beach, a meeting place for friends and a conversation piece that lets tourists talk to locals and enjoy Venice culture.

Big thanks to Jesse Martinez, Ger-I Lewis, The Venice Skate Association and Councilman Bill Rosendahl for making the Venice Skate Plaza happen. Also, a huge thanks to Ray Rae for providing all of Venice with awesome skate pictures every week!

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RV Fire in Venice Beach 10-3-10

At approximately 9 am in the Chase Bank parking lot at Lincoln and Milwood, there was a fire that consumed an RV. Sources say that the fire started from within the RV. The LAFD said that no foul play was suspected. As the RV was sitting in the parking lot of a bank and they have a zillion security cameras, expect to see video of what transpired soon! Thanks to Florian S. for the first picture!

RV Fire Venice Beach

RV Fire Venice Beach

RV Fire Venice Beach