Category Archives: Venice Beach

Dennis Kucinich to Campaign for Marianne Williamson | May 10 2014

Former US Representative and two-time candidate for President Dennis Kucinich will be campaigning for Marianne Williamson, Saturday May 10, 10 AM at Full Circle 305 Rose Avenue.  The race to replace Henry Waxman, who has served in Congress since 1975, is heating up, the primaries are June 3, and the election is November 4. The New York Times ran a snarky, longish, but entertaining piece  “The Real House Candidates of Beverly Hills” about the field of candidates, we here at Yo Venice have put together a twitter list to keep up with the contenders, and Open Secrets is following the money. UPDATE: Independent Candidate Brent Roske announced he is withdrawing from the race and  endorsing Marianne Williamson. Video in the Forum.

Art Opening: Trek’s 100×100 Tomorrow, April 26th 6-8PM

Thunder Trek Kelly asked us on Facebook if we could post about his photo show tomorrow from 6PM-8PM at 9 Dudley Avenue. It looks like an interesting way for photographers to sell their work, and browsing a few of his instagram images, it looks like it might be worth dropping in to check it. UPDATE: It looks like, given the concerns of neighbors regarding the exhibition space expressed in the forums, the Cadillac Hotel is trying to be proactive for this event:

Hi all,

Trek Thunder Kelly is having a photo exhibit tomorrow from 6 to 8pm at 9 Dudley Avenue.  We expect the crowd to dissipate by 9pm.  Any neighbors, please feel free to call or text with any concerns. 310 383 2469

Please see the invite below -


Time: “Silicon Valley Goes to the Beach”

via VeniceRob on the forum, Time published an article covering growth of the tech economy in Venice. A sampling:

Such is life in Silicon Beach, a stretch of roughly four miles from Venice to Santa Monica that has become the heart of Los Angeles’ fast-growing tech scene. Thanks in part to Hollywood’s proximity and a climate that sells itself, there are some 800 startups in the area that have attracted about $1.3 billion in venture capital since 2011, according to a report from PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Association. Silicon Beach’s ranks include social-media companies like Whisper and Snapchat, which reportedly turned down a $3 billion acquisition offer from Facebook in 2013. And that’s not the only attention the area has drawn from its namesake 400 miles to the north. Google occupies 100,000 sq. ft. of Venice office space, including some in the iconic Frank Gehry–designed Binoculars Building. Facebook opened an office in nearby Playa Vista in 2012.

All this has helped turn a patch of sun-soaked coast better known for beachfront promenading into an unexpected model of growth for the new digital economy. A 2012 report from the business-data organization Compass ranked L.A. as the third largest tech ecosystem in the world, behind only Silicon Valley and Tel Aviv. And as startups multiply along the Pacific Coast Highway, developers have scrambled to meet the surging demand for housing and office space and the increasingly high prices they command.


“One Day in LA” Meetup tonight at Venice Arts

This looks like a pretty cool project:



Your Day. Your City. Your Future. is the first-ever 24-hour film collaboration that will bring together thousands of people in L.A. and across 10 other American cities on the same day (April 26) to document the issues and culture that will define their communities for the next 20 years. Hundreds of local participants in L.A. will be coming together before the big filming day at a Meet Up in Venice tomorrow to share their stories and ideas for what they will capture about city life in L.A.

There are so many compelling, unique stories that will be told by the people of L.A.— here’s a snapshot of what you can expect to see: grassroots recycling efforts by ex-convicts, the implications of the charter school influx (L.A. has more charter schools than any other school district in the nation), the labor movement and minimum wage demands by local hotel workers, immigrant children in danger of being deported, and the re-greening of the L.A. River.

Here’s a link to the L.A. teaser and trailer:


Wednesday, April 23 from 7-10 pm


Venice Arts

1702 Lincoln Blvd.

Venice, CA 90291


Hundreds of local participants in L.A. will be coming together before the big filming day at a Meet Up in Venice—it will feature a Ted Talk by project founder and director, Kyle Ruddick, drinks, food trucks, and an interactive map of L.A. where participants will plot the issues and areas they’ll be documenting on April 26. Kyle will also be available for interviews at the event.