On Tuesday May 12 there was a 2.5 earthquake in Venice. It was about a half a block from Mitchell's Market. There are a jillion people who are passionate about Venice. I am not. I remember going to the area when I was a kid and hanging out at the amusement park, POP (Pacific Ocean Park). As fun as it might have been to explore Venice as a kid I was still struck by the question... "Is this nice or is this a dump?" Many years later I am not as quizzical. It is a dump.