Steve Clare funded and lead the Venice Community Housing Corporation.
Stan Muhammad has nothing to hide and nothing to fear. That's because before becoming the Executive Director of a gang rehabilitation and job-training program.
Professor Karen Umemoto lived in the vicinity and began a two-year ethnographic study, interviewing many of Oakwood's residents during and after the gang conflict.
A quiet documentarian of his time, Charles Brittin photographed Venice in the 1950s and 1960s, leaving an unparalleled record of the social and artistic movements of the era.
Lindsey Haley was raised in Venice, her family part of the Chicano wave that took roots on the Westside during the 1960s and 1970s
Old time resident Willy Wyatt refuses to move out of Venice even though he can't afford it.