Month

January 2008

January 2008 – State Supreme Court Deals Double Wammy To Developers

California’s Top Court Supports Lincoln Place Tenants, Playa Vista Environmentalists The Supreme Court of California, last month, refused to hear appeals by AIMCO (the corporate owner of Lincoln Place) and Playa Vista. The Court’s action left standing decisions that should allow evicted tenants the right to return to their Lincoln Place homes, and in Playa...

January 2008 – When Jack Kerouac Came To Venice

By John Thomas Jack I didn’t know.  Never met him.  Only saw him once — not much more than a glimpse, then.  And he surely wasn’t at his best that night. What night?  Back in 1959 — late summer, if memory serves me.  In Venice.  I was running the Gas House and cooking free meals...

January 2008 – Letters

•  5 Rose Avenue Apartments – Shirley M. Anderson • Beach Access for All – C.V. Beck ———–    5 Rose Avenue Apartments Dear Beachhead, This letter was sent to our Councilmember, Bill Rosendahl.  I am writing to you so that in the future you as my representative may have a window into the daily life of one of...

January 2008 – It’s 2008 – Run For Your Lives

By Jim Smith The new year, 2008, is likely to be a fateful one for all humanity. It may well be the last chance we have to affect climate change without waiting for thousands of years to see the results. Good luck to us all with George Bush and gang running the country. Sad to...

January 2008 – Lakota Nation Declares Independence. Can Venice Be Far Behind

By Erica Snowlake Haumikole! Hello my friend! On December 19, the Lakota Freedom Delegation announced unilateral withdrawl from all U.S. treaties to a small group of Press and well-wishers in the Plymouth Congregational Church in Washington, DC. The same church hosted the American Indian Movement in the1970s. Delegates Mni yuha Najin Win, Phyllis Young from...

January 2008 – Swami X Speaks

By X Swami X,  People who don’t know how to listen should be restrained from writing books.  People who don’t know how to listen should be restrained, and…made to watch television. I’m not against genocide, I just wish they would stop calling it war.  I’d like to be in a position to select the next...

January 2008 – Venetians In The Street

This month’s question:  What are your hopes and dreams for the Boardwalk in 2008?   Alicia Garcia de Leon is an artist on the Boardwalk for the last five years.  Permits are given to almost anyone and I think this is wrong. The lottery should be available only for those who create their own art or...

January 2008 – Martin Luther King In His Own Words

“Man has the capacity to do right as well as wrong, and his history is a path upward, not downward. The past is strewn with the ruins of the empires of tyranny, and each is a monument not merely to man’s blunders but to his capacity to overcome them …  This is why I remain...

January 2008 – The Martin Luther King Kingdom Day Parade

 has been celebrated for the last 20 years and over a million people take to the streets of Los Angeles to remember the life and works of the great man. The 2008 parade, themed “30 Years of Continuing the Dream,” commences on Martin Luther King Blvd at Crenshaw and lasts for two miles until Western....

January 2008 – California Presidential Primary is Feb. 5

Here is the list of candidates who will appear on the ballot: American Independent Party Don Grundmann Mad Max Riekse Diane Beall Templin  Democratic Party Joe Biden Hillary Clinton Chris Dodd John Edwards Mike Gravel Dennis Kucinich Barack Obama Bill Richardson Green Party Jared Ball Elaine Brown Jesse Johnson Cynthia McKinney Kent Mesplay Ralph Nader Kat...
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