April 16, 2021 #1 Local News, Forum, Information and Event Source for Venice Beach, California.

Freedom of Speech: VNC Members Vs. The People of Venice

Last I checked, the first amendment is still alive and well in the United States of America. Apparently, as shown in the email that follows, the President of the VNC and various other Venice Neighborhood Council members do not want the residents of Venice to be able to converse on the open forums here at YoVenice.

One would assume there is nothing that they could attack me personally for, as I am more than willing to back up all of my words here, or in a court of law. Apparently these people are after YOU, the residents of Venice, and your free voices that post here on this website in a public forum. YOUR discussion of their actions and politics apparently have them discussing a “CEASE AND DESIST / ACCOUNT TERMINATION LETTER” to YoVenice’s internet provider. I find it a travesty that ANYone would contemplate the destruction of free speech in the United States of America.

I have had no email contact from Linda Lucks, Ivonne Guzman or Pete Thottam (the “weight” of his credentials notwithstanding) asking for any post on this site to be taken down for slander or libel, but apparently as shown in this email, they would like to take this site down.

As this email was apparently sent to board@venicenc.org, it will be easy enough to confirm through the Brown Act, although it has been corroborated by my source.

Email forward from The Venice Watchdawg:

———- Forwarded message ———-
From: Pete Thottam Date: Thu, Jan 20, 2011 at 8:38 PM
Subject: Joint Letter or consecutive but parallel letters against YoVenice’s ISP (GoDaddy.com)
To: yvonne.a.guzman@venicenc.org, “Board@VeniceNC.org”

Yvonee:

I was very angry to hear about what happened to you w/ the unwarranted detention. Please let me know if I can help in any way.

CEASE AND DESIST / ACCOUNT TERMINATION LETTER TO GODADDY.COM (YoVenice’s ISP)
I ran into Linda this afternoon and we discussed the situation in some greater depth. I mentioned to her that I thought the two of you should join forces w/r to the possible slander/libel actions against YoVenice. Writing a letter(s) demanding that their website be pulled/unplugged via their GoDaddy service provider for violations of their terms of service and for wilful & malicious use of the community forum to put out racist and sexist garbage. I’d be glad to co-sign the letter to (with the weight of my credentials as an attorney). Amanda and other Board attorneys might be interested in co-signing too. Just let us know.

Related Posts

Edify TV: Venice Handball Courts Encampment Cleared

April 15, 2021

April 15, 2021

Sanitation crews Thursday cleared a homeless encampment at the Venice Beach handball courts. Learn more in this video made possible...

Del Rey Dry Cleaner Goes up in Flames

April 15, 2021

April 15, 2021

LAFD put out first-floor fire this week By Chad Winthrop Over 90 firefighters put out a fire that broke at...

Edify TV: LAFD Announces Likely Cause of Ballona Wetlands Fire

April 15, 2021

April 15, 2021

The LAFD has revealed the cause of a March fire that destroyed five acres of the Ballona Wetlands. Learn more...

Pizza Pop-up Coming to Venice Next Week

April 15, 2021

April 15, 2021

Lupa Cotta coming to Venice’s Chez Tex next Friday By Kerry Slater A “nomadic pizza business” is popping up in...

Restaurant Spotlight: Piccolo Bringing Fine Italian Dining to Santa Monica and Venice

April 15, 2021

April 15, 2021

Latest restaurant from Chef Antonio Mure with two locations on Westside  By Timothy Michael An esteemed chef with deep ties...

Food Review: Griddle Cake Perfection Arrives on the Westside

April 15, 2021

April 15, 2021

Breakfast by Salt’s Cure lands on Montana Avenue in Santa Monica By Kerry Slater A new Westside breakfast spot serves...

Westside Cafe Helping Save Monarch Butterflies

April 13, 2021

April 13, 2021

This Westside cafe is doing its part to keep its namesake insect, the monarch butterfly, safe. Learn more in this...

Virtual Venice Art Crawl This Week

April 13, 2021

April 13, 2021

Singers, poets, painters, photographers, performance artists and gallery owners are all scheduled to participate in the virtual Venice Art Crawl...

Junior Lifeguards Returning to Venice Beach This Summer

April 13, 2021

April 13, 2021

County-run program returns to LA County beaches July and August  By Sam Catanzaro A few weeks are left for prospective...

Beached Dolphin Near Venice: YO! Venice Show – April, 12, 2021

April 12, 2021

April 12, 2021

Local news and culture in under 5 minutes. * Beached Dolphin Near Venice Beach * Fareless rides coming to LA...

SWAT Tear Gas Trailer in Seven-Hour Venice Standoff

April 12, 2021

April 12, 2021

Standoff between police and barricaded suspect over the weekend at First Baptist Church By Sam Catanzaro  An over seven-hour standoff...

Westside Business Spotlight: The Bike Shop California

April 9, 2021

April 9, 2021

Today on the Westside Business Spotlight we visit The Bike Shop California, your neighborhood spot for all things bike-related.

‘Next-Generation’ Pudding Comes to Venice

April 8, 2021

April 8, 2021

Pudu Pudu opens on Abbot Kinney By Kerry Slater A dessert shop specializing “next-generation” pudding has come to Venice  Pudu...

Venice Beach Handball Courts Set to be Cleared Out

April 8, 2021

April 8, 2021

Due to an encampment at the courts LA City has posted its intent to clear out the area on April...

Food Review: An Almost-Essential Westside Sandwich

April 8, 2021

April 8, 2021

Johnnie’s french dip pastrami sandwich in Culver City  By Kerry Slater  While there are far better sandwiches in Los Angeles,...