Venice Boardwalk Ordinance Dispute

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Venice Beach attracts more than a million visitors on a sunny weekend, and they don't come to see people in three-piece suits. But tomorrow, the LA City Council may impose the heavy hand of civic order on a tourist attraction beloved as a place where no rules apply. On the beach-side of the Venice boardwalk, venders read palms, apply henna tattoos or sell puppies, all battling each other daily for the rent-free space. While store-owners on the other side say that's not fair, one tarot-card reading astrologist warns that the proposed lottery will "suck the life out of Venice." We get a preview of what the Council will face tomorrow and a look at the possible future of a sanitized tourist attraction.
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Pappas Telecasting Companies

AP article on Pappas Broadcasting donating free air time to GOP county committees

Grove's article about possible ordinance on the Venice Boardwalk

Gray's campaign website

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