Venice Gondoliers Beat Fairfax at Homecoming!

Congratulations to the Venice High Varsity Football Team, who triumphed over Fairfax High with a 30-7 win this evening during their homecoming festivities!

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Click on the image to watch KTLA’s homecoming coverage!

Tied at halftime, the Gondos had a 7 point third and 16 point fourth quarter, crushing it with a punt return touchdown by Dajuan Parham and two touchdowns by Dewan Thompson. The Gondos are currently on a 7 win streak and are 7-2 for the season.

Has Abbot Kinney ‘Jumped the Shark’?

Listen up landlords: Abbot Kinney is “cool” right now because it is (or was?) unique. $10-$12+ sq ft rents are “good” for you in the short term, but will kill off any remaining “coolness” the street has when all that remains are loss leaders for big chains better suited for shopping malls. Take a drive over to Montana and see how cashing in on being “cool” worked out for them!

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Lucky Brand: Opening in November at 1310 Abbot Kinney, next to LF. Continue reading

Rosendahl in Favor of Half-Cent Sales Tax Measure

From Councilman Rosendahl:

The Los Angeles City Council directed the City Attorney to draft four proposed ballot measures aimed at generating millions of dollars that will help bring some relief to the City’s budget shortfall.

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Councilmember Bill Rosendahl, who spoke in favor of the proposed General Fund half-cent sales tax measure in Council on Tuesday, approved the drafting of all four proposals.

The General Fund Sales Tax Measure will generate approximately $220 million. The other proposed ballot measures will each generate around $40-80 Million: adopt a tiered documentary transfer tax increase that would double it from 4.5 percent per $1,000 to $9 per $1,000 on property over $586,000 in value; take the parking occupancy tax from 10 percent to 15 percent; and a $39-a-year parcel tax to support parks programs (source). Continue reading