I few big rocks and a few prickly cactus and guess what, no more homeless.
The fund is minimal, no special irrigation required and the cactus can be donated from the resident in Venice. All you need is a few volunteers and a shovel.]]>
At 6:30 am on my daily walk I came across this 4' White Shark.
I was able to throw it back in the water, and a surfer took it on his board past the rocks and let it swim away.
Hope it made it.]]>
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Attendees should bring lawn chairs and / or blankets to settle in for the day! While you can’t have alcoholic beverages on the beach, The Sidewalk Cafe is located right next to the park and the music can be heard from their patio! Grab a drink and relax at the Sidewalk! The new Bank of Venice (from the owners of the Venice Ale House) will also be open at 80 Windward and offering “Spring Fling” drink specials all day long, so you can grab drinks and food there too!]]>
A witnesses says:
1) A man walked into Venice Beach Wines and said the dog bit him. It was not clear if the man had tried to play with the dog.
2) The man allegedly wrapped his first in his shirt and said "I am going to beat this dog"
3) Witnesses told the man that he would not be beating the dog
4) The police were called
5) The dog was friendly to the witness and she let the witness pet her no problem. The witness said that the dog was well groomed, had trimmed nails (not dirty), no scars and a sweet face.
6) The witness said it was irresponsible of the owner to put this dog in the position it was in - the dog was scared to be alone tied up to the tree.]]>
I am glad to read your last post, I think it was informative, and to hear that you are born and raised in Venice, and working here, (and I hope you are still living here but I don't want to assume). I like that you self-deprecatingly described yourself as a real estate nerd, as I guess I am too. (I am not a working real estate professional, though I have owned property in Venice for over 30 years)
When I first posted regarding the WSJ article, I misread Bret's piece and thought he wrote "Venice Way", instead of "Vienna". My bad. So I immediately thought of 433 Rialto and this being the same "area" I wrote what I did.
I can agree that the Vienna Way sale is by far the highest price for that area of Venice. Although I am not familiar with the residence, the photo looks quite beautiful, and the proportion of the home looks like it fits well within the lot and surrounding homes. It actually looks stunning. I say this because of the disproportion of many of the new designs by "starchitects" in Venice. A good architect can show the client why "maximizing" the footprint and elevation is the start of a poor design, especially on a small lot.
I am also kind of a wonk when it comes to studying the changing demographics (gentrification) of this neighborhood, having been at least a part time resident on the westside since 1959, and I will be retiring here in a few years. Which is why I often read, and occasionally post, on YoVenice!, as it has a good representation of a diverse slice of residents. But the blog-o-sphere is like a horse race on a muddy track, you expect to get covered with it.
Good luck to you. Regards]]>
Not looking for any sympathy, just explaining why posts are a little slow as of late ...
Go to the Venice Art Walk this weekend!]]>
Solo Scott said
Hey Solo, hope all is well!
Any idea what is up with the old Equator Books space on AK?
Heard the rumors of Fred Segal going in at the old Sammy's Camera / Quicksilver location?
Not even kind of accurate? There is only 1 other SFR home that has sold for a higher price that I know of - 433 Rialto which sold for $4.5M. I might be partial as I represented the buyer of Vienna. When we entered escrow Rialto had not sold...and it was an off market sale which makes the sales price a bit more impressive...just sayin';)
Here's just a few recently sold SFRs in the area  I found in 30 seconds or less. I just got home from a game and am too tired to actually dig. This is so silly. But hey you sure showed me. Your first post and everything. ;p
www dot zillow dot com/homedetails/1345-Abbot-Kinney-Blvd-Venice-CA-90291/20451241_zpid/
www dot zillow dot com/homedetails/10-18th-Ave-Venice-CA-90291/95544380_zpid/
www dot zillow dot com/homedetails/229-Linnie-Canal-Venice-CA-90291/20443919_zpid/
www dot zillow dot com/homedetails/2815-Beach-Ave-Venice-CA-90291/20444839_zpid/
www dot zillow dot com/homedetails/6-29th-Ave-Venice-CA-90291/20443768_zpid/
 if by area you mean Venice as a whole rather than one particular block in Venice yet you still have not answered that question. :)
Let me preface by saying I was not trying to "show" you. Just seeking to shed some clarity on the quote and your reply. I'm a real estate nerd, so you can spare yourself my mind numbing explanation if you stop reading now. I will completely understand and take no offense.
I didn't write the article, or provide the quote for the article. I represented the buyer. That being said, I'm born and raised in Venice and have been selling real estate here for over 10 years so I have a pretty good working knowledge of the market.
Your statement of "not even" close rang of an off the cuff remark not very well researched. Granted, the quote in the article was not very specific and opens the claim up for some argument. Rialto was sold 4.5M or 100k more than Vienna and was sold for land value/development (technically a single family yes - bought to live in...no). Abbot Kinney is the only other "Venice" property to sell for more. Technically a live/work space - but can be considered a single family home.
At the end of the day there is an argument to be made that Vienna is the highest priced Single Family home sold in Venice proper/ 90291 to date. If your still reading I hope this brings the article into some context.
Gather to organize for the upcoming Coastal Commission hearing on Overnight Parking Districts in Venice. Sign petitions, write letters, and learn about the issues. There'll be food, music and entertainment.
We'll also be arranging for transportation to the Coastal Commission hearing in Long Beach. For information, email here
We are asking for a $25 contribution to help with our legal costs. But no supporters will be turned away.]]>