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“VOICE OF THE CANALS” the Venice Canals Residents’ Organization, welcomes you to our Web site. We hope you enjoy learningmore about our community and the activities of our organization.


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WEB PAGE UPDATED:

Saturday, November 18, 2017


Updated/New Items:

12-10-17 : Holiday Boat Parade

12-03-17 : Holiday Bridge Lighting and Holiday Party

11-15-17 : Crime Log - 11-07, 09, 11, 15

11-01-17: Washington Blvd. Tidal Gate Schedule forNovember

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CRIME LOG

ClickCrime Logfor the Full Report on the Canals and Immediate Adjacent Area

Most Recent Crime Reports in the Canals are displayed in Yellow


11-15-17 8:00 p.m. Pacific Ave. @ 28th Vehicle, Stolen

11-11-17 3:15 p.m. Pacific Ave. @ 26th Vehicle, Stolen

11-09-17 3:30 p.m. Washington Blvd. @ Strongs Drive Burglary from Vehicle

11-09-17 4:50 p.m. Washington Blvd. @ Strongs Drive Burglary from Vehicle

11-07-17 11:30 p.m. 28XX Dell Ave. Burglary from Vehicle




VENICE CANALS’HISTORY

“L.A. YOU MAY NOT KNOW" - THE VENICE CANALS

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PHOTOS FROM 1926 TO PRESENT, including

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Short Line Beach Venice Canals Subdivision No. 1 - 1926


HISTORIC“RED CAR”VENICE SHORT LINE TOUR

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Pacifc Electric“Red Car” on the historic Grand Canal Bridge in thepublicparking lot on N. and S. Venice Blvd. between Pacific and Dell Aves. The bridge was torn down to the water line and rebuilt during the1991- 93 Venice Canals Renovation.




If you missed the Venice Canals program on "Lost LA" KCET Channel 28 program,

you can watch the episode on your computer and/or phone, etc.

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SECURITY

Messages from Canal's LAPD Senior Lead Officer

Peggy Thusing



Hello all,

Please remember to lock up your bicycles and use two locks if possible. If you have to lock your bicycle up outside, ask the establishment you are at if you can take the bicycle inside. Please do not leave bicycles on the porch, balcony, or yard.

Thank you!

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L.A. IS BIG!WATCH IT GROW FROM FIVE TO 470 SQUARE MILES

IN THE YEARS 1850 TO THE PRESENT



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WHAT WE DO!

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THE ENVIRONMENT

Our Monarch Butterfly Garden

29th Ave. between Pacific Ave. and Strongs Drive

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How Butterflies Find Their Way




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Caring for the Saltbush Safety Barrier Plants

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COMMUNITY INFORMATION

PAST VENICE CANALS COMMUNITY

EVENTS and PROJECTS

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2016

35th Venice Canals Annual Holiday Boat Parade, Sunday, December 11th - Photos

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15th VOC Annual Holiday Party and Bridge Lighting, Sunday, December 12, 2016 - Photos

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4th of July 2016, Linnie Canal Downwind Regatta - Photos

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2015

34th Venice Canals Annual Holiday Boat Parade, Sunday, December 13th - Photos

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14th VOC Annual Holiday Party and Bridge Lighting, Sunday, December 6, 2015 - Photos

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Jaya Mural Clean-Up and Re-coating, Tuesday, July 28, 2015

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4th of July 2015, Linnie Canal Downwind Regatta - Photos

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9th VOC Annual "DeTox Sunday," April 31, 2015

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2014

33rd Venice Canals Annual Holiday Boat Parade, Sunday, December 14th - Photos

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13th VOC Annual Holiday Party and Bridge Lighting, Sunday, December 7, 2014 - Photos

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AN EARLY MORNING PRESENT

Good Morning Venice Canals Neighbors!

My friends Egrets, Herons, Pelicans, and Cormorants came by to see you.







A Viewer's Response

I am sure you are besieged by the myrad of nature lovers responding to the freshness and endearing pictures of Mother Nature in all its glory. Only a professional painter could perhaps paint the tenderness of group gatherings of innocent winged friends forging for food. You have capture the real and friendly part of our lives with your extra ordinary shutter skills. Keep up the good work. You purged my day of reading the nothing Times Newspaper and replaced it with a smile after viewing the duck dive party.

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LOST WORDS OF OUR YOUTH

Heavens to Murgatroyd!
Would you believe the email spell checker did not recognize the word murgatroyd?
Lost Words from our childhood: Words gone as fast as the buggy whip! Sad really!

The other day a not so elderly (65) (I say 75) lady said something to her son about driving a Jalopy and he looked at her quizzically and said "What the heck is a Jalopy?
OMG (new) phrase! He never heard of the word jalopy!!
She knew she was old but not that old.

Well, I hope you are Hunky Dory after you read this and chuckle.

About a month ago, I illuminated some old expressions that have become obsolete because of the inexorable march of technology.
These phrases included "Don't touch that dial," "Carbon copy,"
"You sound like a broken record" and "Hung out to dry."

Back in the olden days we had a lot of moxie.
We'd put on our best bib and tucker to straighten up and fly right.

Heavens to Betsy!
Gee whillikers!
Jumping Jehoshaphat!
Holy moley!
We were in like Flynn and living the life of Riley, and even a regular guy couldn't accuse us of being a knucklehead, a nincompoop or a pill.
Not for all the tea in China!

Back in the olden days, life used to be swell, but when's the last time anything was swell?

Swell has gone the way of beehives, pageboys and the D.A.; of spats, knickers, fedoras, poodle skirts, saddle shoes and pedal pushers.
Oh, my aching back. Kilroy was here, but he isn't anymore.

We wake up from what surely has been just a short nap, and before we can say, well I'll be a monkey's uncle! Or, This is a fine kettle of fish! We discover that the words we grew up with, the words that seemed omnipresent, as oxygen, have vanished with scarcely a notice from our tongues and our pens and our keyboards.

Poof, go the words of our youth, the words we've left behind We blink, and they're gone. Where have all those phrases gone?

Long gone: Pshaw, The milkman did it.
Hey! It's your nickel.

Don't forget to pull the chain.
Knee high to a grasshopper.

Well, Fiddlesticks!
Going like sixty.
I'll see you in the funny papers.
Don't take any wooden nickels.

It turns out there are more of these lost words and expressions than Carter has liver pills.
This can be disturbing stuff !

We of a certain age have been blessed to live in changeable times. For a child each new word is like a shiny toy, a toy that has no age. We at the other end of the chronological arc have the advantage of remembering there are words that once did not exist and there were words that once strutted their hour upon the earthly stage and now are heard no more, except in our collective memory. It's one of the greatest advantages of aging.

See ya later, alligator!

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"Frequently Asked Questions"on the Community Alerts page. Informationfor Barking Dogs, Graffiti Removal, Holiday Trash Collection Days, Bulky Trash Collections, Dead Animal Collection, Pothole and Other Street Repairs, and Replacing Trash Containers.



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