Painted columns along a sidewalk, Venice, Calif., ca. 1973

Searching the USC digital archives for photos of Venice, I found this in the collection called “Robin Dunitz Slides of Los Angeles Murals, 1925-2002.” It’s a great view from in front of what’s now Menotti’s Cafe on Windward. Based on the striped column, it looks like there was once a barber shop there. What’s now Collage Cafe once… Read More Painted columns along a sidewalk, Venice, Calif., ca. 1973

Cold War II

And the name fits. I’m glad to see the mainstream news media is giving it some attention. Admittedly, it has a nicer ring than to than does “World War III”. It started after Vladimir Putin changed history by invading an independent country, Ukraine, and seizing its Republic of Crimea. I grew up during the end of the first… Read More Cold War II