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June 2008

June 2008 – Welcome To Summer In Venice – A Guide For Visitors And Residents

By Jim Smith Summer in Venice is hectic and thrilling. It’s an all day carnival of the crazy, the craven and the conniving. It’s a place where you can have experiences that will change your life. Just being in Venice has brought enlightenment to thousands, and thousands more have found the love of their life....

June 2008 – How Others See Us: Another Kind of Life

By Peter Rajchert (I recently visited Venice for the first time and found myself immediately drawn to its community. I live in Canada, but hope to return with my fiancée some time soon, whenever that may be. – Peter) It wasn’t the last stop for the 704 but everyone was getting off and I did...

June 2008 – How Others See Us: Venice is seedy?

By Clare Kitchen (from London, UK) An LA resident told me that ‘Venice is seedy and a home of weirdos and don’t go.’ Being curious I went this week, stayed a night and found it to be full of warm welcoming people and a ‘seed bed’ for creativity. What I find ‘seedy and weird’ about...

June 2008 – Letters

•  Wants Beachhead Sustainer – Karen Reeves •  Crime Scam •  Renovations – Ida Lee Wants Beachhead Sustainer Dear Peaceful Persons at the Venice Beachhead, Hi! I would like to become a sustainer of my favorite newspaper and receive the fringe benefits. I’d like to advertise my child care business, “Karen’s Kare” for four issues...

June 2008 – Results Of The May Beachhead Poll

Should RVs have designated parking areas in Venice? 43 percent of respondents said, Yes, while 56 percent said No. Some of your comments included: – but if there is only a few spaces, what about the other people? – Yes, if they do not crucify the ones still left on the street – There’s a...

June 2008 – In Brief

•  Save Venice Manor Apartments •  Military Plane Violates Venice Airspace •  Colonoscopy Required on Homes  •  VNC Tables Homeless and RV Task Force Committees  ————– VNC Tables Homeless and RV Task Force Committees  The Homeless Task Force was to have been put on the agenda for a later date last Monday but instead both the Homeless...

June 2008 – City Of Venice Town Council Revival!

By Erica Snowlake    I felt honored to attend the first meeting of the revived Town Council Friday night,May 23 at the Venice United Methodist Church Auditorium on Lincoln Blvd.  Nearly 50 people and one mellow dog gathered in a heptagonal round to re-animate “the Body.” Anticipatory excitement filled the air as we shared a...

June 2008 – Vandalism On Pacific – Getting The Rules Straight With The LAPD

By Cristina Rojas  In my letter to your May Issue, I described the vandals on Pacific who I saw taking a light fixture as “white youths”. I did so because it was so, but also, to counter comments I have heard supposing that vandals in general are probably either Gangs, or African-American, or Latino, or...

June 2008 – Good Bill, Bad Bill

Good Bill –  Councilmember Bill Rosendahl Applauds Same-Sex Marriage Decision I am elated and moved beyond words by the news that the California Supreme Court has struck down the ban on same-sex marriage. Like my sisters and brothers in the LGBT community, I am thrilled, proud and excited by the court’s just and wise decision...

June 2008 – From the Beachhead: Come on, Bill!

Bill Rosendahl has been, in most respects, an excellent representative for Council District 11, including Venice. He has stood up for Lincoln Place tenants and has opposed many of the most outrageous development schemes for our town. Yet, he must be judged by the same standard we would apply to anyone, that is: How does...
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