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Old 03-23-2010, 12:19 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles......So. Calif. an Island on the Land
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Venice Beach....funny to read this article from 1960 describing Venice Beach as, "the west coast mecca for weirdos."

Like...Dreamsville: Battle Of The Venice Beach Beatniks.
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Old 03-23-2010, 06:42 PM
 
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and just think in a few short years Venice would be overtaken by Haight up in SF as the new mecca for weirdos, but instead of beatniks we called them hippies! I wonder if there's any area today in California (or the US for that matter) that has that rep as a magnet for counterculture bohemians?
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Old 03-23-2010, 07:52 PM
 
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I wonder if there's any area today in California (or the US for that matter) that has that rep as a magnet for counterculture bohemians?
Venice!
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Old 03-24-2010, 01:04 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles......So. Calif. an Island on the Land
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and just think in a few short years Venice would be overtaken by Haight up in SF as the new mecca for weirdos, but instead of beatniks we called them hippies! I wonder if there's any area today in California (or the US for that matter) that has that rep as a magnet for counterculture bohemians?

In all fairness to our northern neighbohr, North Beach in San Fran. was the west coast mecca for the Beats before the Haight become the hippie hot spot.
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Old 03-24-2010, 01:21 PM
 
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Not much has changed except having to pay for selling space.
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Old 07-14-2016, 01:17 PM
 
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and just think in a few short years Venice would be overtaken by Haight up in SF as the new mecca for weirdos, but instead of beatniks we called them hippies! I wonder if there's any area today in California (or the US for that matter) that has that rep as a magnet for counterculture bohemians?
There are still a few places in N. Cal and S. OR.
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Old 07-15-2016, 09:37 AM
 
Location: Retired in Malibu/La Quinta/Flagstaff
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There are still a few places in N. Cal and S. OR.
Mendocino comes to mind.
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Old 07-15-2016, 12:51 PM
 
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Venice was paradise back then. Was in the 80s and 90s too. Went downhill around 2000.
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