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California Coastal Commission Approves Venice Beach Zip Line Ride Pilot Program...

The California Coastal Commission voted 7-4 Thursday in favor of a temporary pilot program to install a 750-foot zip line ride this summer on Venice Beach. Los Angeles City Councilman Bill Rosendahl, whose 11th District includes Venice, addressed the commissioners during their board meeting at the Redondo Beach Civic Center and urged their endorsement for the public-private partnership with Canadian-based Greenheart Conservation Company. The project was presented by Kevin Regan, assistang general manager of the city’s Department of Parks and Recreation. The zip line project also will include acrobatic classes for children, summer camps and three free public performances, Regan said. The coastal development permit issued by the California Coastal Commission requires that the zip line be dismantled...

California Coastal Commission Approves Venice Beach Zip Line Ride Pilot Program
posted on: Feb 7, 2013 | author: venicedispatch

Texan Drawn to Venice by Architecture Hits Production Design Stride...

By Paul Chavez, Venice Dispatch Everyone comes to Venice for a reason. Set designer Bruce Rodgers was studying architecture and theater set design at Texas Tech University when he started gravitating over here. “It was the hotbed of architecture when I went to school in the 1980s,” Rodgers said during a recent interview. “I always dreamed of being in Venice and ended up there.” Venice in the 1980s was undergoing a post-modern architectural transformation with architect Frank Gehry setting the standard for a unique fusion between art and architecture. Gehry’s Binocular Building (1989) on Main Steet is the most prominent example with artists Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen’s giant binoculars integrated within Gehry’s design. The building, which...

Texan Drawn to Venice by Architecture Hits Production Design Stride
posted on: Jan 28, 2013 | author: venicedispatch

Painters at Venice Art Walls Commemorate Conn. Shooting Victims...

Artists pulled out the spray cans Saturday and turned the Venice Art Walls on Venice Beach into a memorial for the victims of the mass school shooting in Connecticut. The installation showed young children on heavenly clouds with the script “From the City of Angels to the Angels of Connecticut.” About five people worked on the project Saturday for more than six hours, said Roger Lopez, 38, of the STP Foundation that oversees graffiti art on the walls. The names and ages of the victims of the Dec. 14 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn., were painted on both sides of the mural. A gunman shot and killed 20 young students and six adults at the...

Painters at Venice Art Walls Commemorate Conn. Shooting Victims
posted on: Dec 22, 2012 | author: venicedispatch

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