Day

February 1, 2008

February 2008 – The Manhattanization of Venice

By Jim Smith The tallest building ever proposed in Venice is on the drawing boards and planning committee agendas. At 31 stories, the building will tower over anything for miles around. It will be a landmark for approaching airliners and ships at sea. It will be reviled by motorists struck in gridlocked traffic on Lincoln...

February 2008 – Law Abiding Citizens Vow Crime Spree Over Fencing Regulations

By Georgie Gravel Always, just always, it amazes me how people will move to Venice, attracted by the openness, airy, loose lifestyle, and freedom of expression, and then put up fences to keep all that good stuff out.  I am an innocuous-looking gent that observes, asks questions and listens. Listening is key. Listened to people...

February 2008 – Letters

• Just want to thank you – Suzy Williams • I just picked up the recent January copy – Krista Schwimmer • Please accept my contribution – Pegarty Long • Keep up the great work – Michael Linder • In My Perfect World – Rebecca Moore Frey ————- Just want to thank you Dear Beachhead:  Just want to thank you for being you, the...

February 2008 – Kathy, RIP

Kathy – sister of Pat, Dennis, Timmy, Milly and Petey, Auntie of David. Passed away on January 19.  She was a part of Venice and Ghost-Town USA from the 60s (our mom lived on Breeze Ave). Remembering “The-forty-thieves club” and so much more. Older beach people will especially miss her. She was a sweetheart, loads...

Feburary 2008 – Results of the January Beachhead Poll

What should be done with the Venice Circle?  Mark as many choices as you like. * Fill with water – 21% * Close to traffic – 16% * Add more statues – 17% * Leave the Circle as it is – 19% * Remove the present statue – 37% * Add a fountain – 51%...

February 2008 – Los Angeles Practices LCP Interruptus

By John Davis The City of Los Angeles is flouting the law, to the detriment of all of us coastal dwellers.  Chapter 1, Section 30006, of the California Coastal Act reads as follows: “The Legislature further finds and declares that the public has a right to fully participate in decisions affecting coastal planning, conservation and...

February 2008 – RV Crackdown Coming Soon?

By Peggy Lee Kennedy Los Angeles Municipal Code (LAMC) 80.69.4 revving up to be enforced in Council District 11 as a “pilot program.”  Question: What is LAMC 80.69.4? Answer: A city law written to target those living in RV’s or other vehicles deemed “over sized.” Two areas in Los Angeles are being used as pilot...

February 2008 – California’s Raging Health Care Crisis

By Seth Sandronsky Big California papers such as the San Jose Mercury News and The Sacramento Bee have been urging the state Senate Health Committee to pass the Núñez-Perata health-care reform bill, ABX1-1. Gov. Schwarzenegger backed the speaker and senate leader’s bill, which the state Assembly passed in late Nov. The 11 members of the...

February 2008 – Interview with Venice Poet Frank T. Rios, Part 2

Part 2 (see January Beachhead for Part 1) By Hillary Kaye   Beachhead: Is there anything else about Philomene Long you’d like to share? Frankie: When she did The Beats, An Existentialist Comedy, I was involved in that. She was always a strange bird. She was outside the tip, even though she was with Stuart...

February 2008 – Swami X Speaks

By X Swami X If everyone realized that they are creating their own lives with their every thought and feeling, that the life they are goes on forever and that their essential nature is creative ecstasy, no one would be watching television. What is man (embracing woman) anyway? Man is conscious intelligence, imaginative will and...
1 2