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  • ... founded a beachfront neighborhood and named it the "Venice of America." Fifty years later, counterculture artists and Beat Generation authors flocked to the area, infusing it with an alternative vibe that still defines the ...
  • Venice West Cafe, popular among the Beats , inspired a counterculture that ... Beat haunts of the 1950s and 1960s are hard to find in Venice , but their legacy is not. Today beach-goers encounter ... {"additionalClasses":""}] Venice West Cafe | KCET Departures Flickr Although beatniks debated who brought the cafe to ...
  • In honor of National Poetry Month, Departures is highlighting a poem per day. Today we share with you a poem ... without games in the phones in their pockets Where I tap my rant on my own phone with an apple on the back and the whole world that I can put on my own pocket Where the Venice West is a Starbucks wherein a Rasta Barista makes decaf Frapachinos ...
  • In many ways, Venice Beach is this neighborhood's raison d'être. This week Departures takes a look at the state of Venice sunshine. From the days of Abbot Kinney's Venice of America, to the 2009 grand opening of the Dennis "Polar Bear" Agnew Memorial Skate ...
  • Departures Participate Education Neighborhoods are where people come to live including you, we want to ...
  • Celebrate National Poetry Month with KCET Departures as we highlight a poem a day from the Departures installments, ... about Los Angeles to add to the collection from neighborhoods . If you have any troubles any submitting your poem or have any ...
  • Ironically, the deterioration and abandonment of Venice in he 1950s cultivated the perfect environment for artists, poets and dissidents to retreat from the promised dreams of post-war America and create a ...
  • ... own version of reality more than do the other coastal neighborhoods . But after a glimpse into the sociology of the place, ... Pacific.Photos by Colin Marshall.More stories and history at DEPARTURES : VENICE More Los Angeles Primer:Echo ParkCentury ...
  • Student producers working on Departures Venice share hand-drawn visions of their neighborhoods .     During the initial phase of ... A place where a group of people come together to participate in a shared activity 10- A person that defines your ...
  • ... but Southern Californians have long found their own ways to celebrate the holidays, from candy-cane paint jobs on streetcars to ... the collection, but the neighboring communities of Venice , Malibu, and Pacific Palisades are also represented. Many of the ...

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