Full Circle Venice

Introducing Full Circle Venice: A Co-Creative Collective On Rose Avenue

Full Circle Venice is a non-denominational non-profit community-based center located in the heart of Venice, known for its diversity, open-mindedness, and creativity.

It is an experiential environment where people can creatively expand their social relations and connect with other members of their community.

This is achieved through live performances, art exhibits, film screenings, yoga and dance classes, workshops, forums and other special events.

Full Circle promotes the general welfare through collective efforts that enhance the health, safety, peace, morals and comfort of the community.

Full Circle Venice is located at 305 Rose Ave, Venice. Courtesy of VeniceBeachPhotos.com.
Full Circle Venice is located at 305 Rose Ave, Venice. Courtesy of VeniceBeachPhotos.com.

Andrew Keegan, FCV Co-Founder, said it was a leader-full community dedicated to practicing the soul values of generosity, freedom and equality.

“We recognize the collective desire to live in a more harmonious experience,” Keegan said. “For some people, it’s hard to connect to these ideals, but I believe it.  We are all one, and we are in this together. With this understanding, our focus is leading a positive spiritual approach in all our gatherings.”

“Full Circle honors all peaceful cultures and teachers for the unique and inspired contributions they have made to the world, at the same time recognizing that an infinite field of possibility remains in which we can responsibly, imaginatively, and freely co-create our future together.

Full Circle’s weekly meditation ceremony, Resonate, is a place for the community to come together, develop friendships, hear from guest speakers and enjoy live music.

Resonate is unique, as it is spiritual in nature, but not affiliated with any particular path or religion. Like many Full Circle events, the event is free and open to the public.

Ben Decker, FCV Spiritual Director says, “In a time of intentionally misleading media, unprecedented violence; we live in a world where there is more confusion than there is understanding. We are here to create an environment where people can be themselves and express their creativity in a community that celebrates individuality.”

Full Circle Venice is located at 305 Rose Ave, Venice, CA. 90291.

For more information, call 310-452-2201 or visit www.fullcirclevenice.com.

Jay Adams pictured in Malibu in June 3013. Courtesy of SteveChristensenPhoto.com

Jay Adams funeral and paddle out next Friday, Saturday

Jay Adams funeral and paddle out will be held next Friday and Saturday.
The funeral will be held Friday, Aug. 29 at 11 am at Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa 3800 S. Fairview St., Santa Ana CA 92704.
The Paddle Out will be held Saturday, Aug. 30 at the north side of the Venice Pier at the end of Washington Boulevard at 9 am.
For the Paddle Out, street or lot parking 3100 Washington Boulevard, Venice, CA 90291 (by the Venice Pier).
Mike Bonin, Bill Rosendahl, Eric Garcetti.

Former Venice councilman Bill Rosendahl presented mayoral proclamation at Relay for Life

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Venice councilman Mike Bonin honored former Venice Councilman Bill Rosendahl with a mayoral proclamation at the American Cancer Society’s inaugural Relay For Life of Mar Vista – West LA on Saturday, Aug. 18.

Rosendahl, who stepped down from his Council seat in 2012 after he was diagnosed with Stage 4 cancer of the ureter, was the event’s honorary chair.

Rosendahl praised Bonin, his former chief of staff whom he encouraged to run for his seat when he stepped down to focus on cancer treatment, for his continued support in the fight against cancer.

Rosendahl’s spirit of enthusiasm for life after cancer ignited the crowd of survivors and supporters.

Garcetti and members of the LAPD Pacific Division draped purple-ribboned medals around the necks of participating cancer survivors.

Rosendahl walked the event’s opening survivors lap on the arm of supporters, along with Mark Antonio Grant, special assistant to Councilman Bonin and colon cancer survivor.

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Venice Beach Music Fest

Angel City Brewery to take part in Saturday’s free Venice Beach Music Fest

Angel City Brewery is heading to the beach for some fun in the summer sun this Saturday, Aug. 23 as a sponsor at the Ninth Annual Venice Beach Music Fest. Later this month on Aug 31, Angel City will lead a community cleanup through the eclectic beach city.

The Venice Beach Music Fest is a free event running from 11 am-7:30 pm at Windward Plaza (1 Windward Avenue, between the boardwalk and the bike path).

The festival features live music, belly dancers, artists, authors, and more.

Musical acts include Roots Collective (multi-genre world beat), The Greg Douglass Band (guitarist from Steve Miller Band, Van Morrison), Jah Faith and The Hashishans (reggae), Zen Robbi (swing/funk fusion), The Untouchables (ska), and The King Brothers (blues).

As part of their involvement in the Venice Beach Music Fest, Angel City will have an interactive table with games and giveaways. Angel City will be available on draft at bars and restaurants throughout Venice, including Danny’s, Venice Ale House, Bank of Venice, Sidewalk Cafe, and Larry’s.

Each month the team from Angel City, along with a great group of volunteers, heads out into an LA community with a mission to cleanup a neighborhood.

This month Angel City has their sights focused on Venice, where they will return on Aug. 31 to do just that.

Participating volunteers will gather at The Venice Whaler at 11:30 am to pick up their volunteer t-shirt, gloves, trash bags and trash pickers.

After the cleanup, the group will head back to the Whaler for some tasty food and Angel City Beer.

Volunteers can register for the cleanup by emailing: Emily@angelcitybrewery.com. Full details about this week’s event can be found here: http://angelcitybrewery.com/events/venice-community-cleanup/

Angel City Brewery is a downtown based brewery featuring a 19-tap bar and serving an ever-changing roster of classic and newly inspired beer.

The bar is open seven days a week with a full calendar of events ranging from weekly industry and trivia nights, to art shows, live music and festivals.


Cops arrest man near Venice Skate Park for stealing “bait bicycle”

A 51-year-old man was arrested in Venice on Saturday, Aug. 16 after being caught stealing a “bait bicycle” under the surveillance of the Santa Monica Police Department.

Officers of the Santa Monica Police Department who were assigned to the downtown area of Santa Monica were monitoring the movements of a “bait bicycle” at 3 pm on this day.

The bicycle had been electronically tagged in a fashion that allowed the officers to receive pings from its transponder that pinpointed its position every 10 seconds.

The “bait bicycle” had originally been placed in the 1500 block of Alley Number One in Santa Monica when it was taken.

The officers noticed that it was, at the above time, traveling southbound in the 1700 block of Ocean Front Walk – this information was then relayed to other officers who were on beach patrol at that time.

These beach patrol officers were then able to locate the bicycle that was at that time being ridden by the described suspect through the Venice Skate Park.

The officers detained the suspect Mark Duane Guill, 51, and then arrested him  (whose place of residence was not know to us at the time this report was compiled). Guill was charged with possession of stolen property. Bail was set at $20,000.

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