Month

April 2008

April 2008 – Murder On The Beach; Killers Still At Large

By Karl Abrams The body of brutally beaten 25-year old Nathan Alan Morgan was discovered on March 9. The victim’s body was found partially buried in the sand on the beach near Ocean Front Walk and Breeze Avenue. Some sources told the Beachhead that the murder was followed by what was described as a Satanic...

April 2008 – How Do You Define Safe And Secure?

* Murder on the Beach – The cold-blooded murder of Nathan Alan Morgan and his dog was captured on video. Page 1 * LAPD Raids in Oakwood – Are Venetians safe in their own homes? See Letters, page 2 and Racial Dreams and Nightmares. Page 5 * Unsolved Murders – How many more people have...

April 2008 – Letters

• The RV Controversy – Brett Pikey • Mary Getlein – Kitty Bratton • Operation Oakwood – 1 – Lydia Poncé • Operation Oakwood – 2 – Nancy Kolocotronis • Operation Oakwood – 3 – Ingrid Boon • Operation Oakwood – 4 – C. Grant • Rest Rooms on Ocean Front Walk – Gina Michel...

April 2008 – Venice LCP Redeux: The Missing Coastal Plan For Venice

By John Davis What the hell is an LCP, is it like a BLT? And what is the Coastal Zone, a place where those near the coast get zoned? In 1972 when many other environmental laws were being passed like the Clean Water Act and the Endangered Species Act, another very important piece of legislation...

April 2008 – 191 Lincoln Place Tenants, Evictees Sue Landlord; AIMCO Files Counter-Suit

On March 14, Lincoln Place Garden Apartments attorneys John Murdock and David Lefkowitz went to court to add more tenants and former tenants to their lawsuit against AIMCO, Apartment Investment & Management Co. The suit is designed to make AIMCO pay for on-going disruption to the lives of 191 tenants and evictees at the largest...

April 2008 – Martians Steal Ray Bradbury House

The house at 662 S. Venice Blvd. where Ray Bradbury wrote the The Martian Chronicles is missing. The plaque on the house telling the story of the writing of the classic book is missing also. An alternative theory is that it wasn’t Martians who stole the house, but a developer intent on making money by...

April 2008 – Jane Harman Denied L.A. Labor Endorsement

The Los Angeles County Federation of Labor turned thumbs down on U.S. Representative Jane Harman, who represents Venice, even though she has no opposition in the June primary. A committee of the Federation, which represents 300,000 union members in L.A. County had recommended endorsing Harman, but the union delegates voted not to endorse by more...

April 2008 – NAFTA Is Sucking Immigrants Over The Border

By Karl Abrams  When the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) began on New Year’s Day 1994, a new age of free trade prosperity was expected to begin. Hundreds of thousands of US jobs would be created, immigration from Mexico would slow to a trickle and the living standards on both sides of the U.S.-Mexican...

April 2008 – Whole Foods Chops Down Whole Trees

By Michael Zeno Fourteen trees have been cut down at the soon-to-be Whole Foods Market parking lot in Venice to make way for ‘new’ trees. It’s disconcerting to return to a place you know well and sense that eerie feeling that something is not right, like coming home to find your door slightly ajar when...

April 2008 – Prop. 98’s Hidden Agenda: Abolish Rent Control

By Paul Hogarth To learn about Proposition 98’s agenda, look no further than Dan Faller, President and Founder of the American Owner’s Association (AOA) – the largest landlord group in California. In a nine-page essay published in the association’s magazine, Faller complains heatedly about rent control, calls pro-tenant elected officials “terrorists” and “suicide bombers,” compares...
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