Fight Over What To Do With Venice Homeless Gets Personal, Testy


CBS Los Angeles

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VENICE (CBS) — The fight over what to do with the homeless people who camp out on 3rd Avenue between Rose and Sunset Avenues went on line this week and got very personal.

The president of the Venice Stakeholder’s Association, Mark Ryavec, wrote a letter containing a dozen names, addresses and pictures of houses where he told the homeless they would be welcome to camp out.

He mailed the letter to the people mentioned — including Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa — and also posted it on the association’s website.

Venice resident Karen Wolfe thinks Ryavec went “too far.” Her name is in the letter.

Debra Leshever, another Venice resident and homeless advocate whose name appears in the letter agrees with Wolfe. “I don’t know what the ramifications might be. I already got a scary visitor already today … he had a hoodie pulled down over his…

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