Month

October 2008

Gunman on Abbot Kinney Blvd. Kills Man, Shoots Woman in Face

By Jim Smith The Abbot Kinney Festival, Sept. 28, ended with a senseless murder at 9:20 pm as vendors and maintenance people were finishing the dismantling of hundreds of booths along the boulevard. Instead of a pleasant day of happy reunions and wonder at the crafts and arts stretching from Venice Blvd. to Main Street,...

Who Do You Love? – For President

In early September, the Beachhead put out a call to Venetians to write about their favorite candidate for President. Of the six candidates on the California ballot, no one responded supporting Bob Barr, Alan Keyes or  John McCain. Submissions were received supporting Ralph Nader, Cynthia McKinney and Barack Obama. The best of those are reprinted...

Vote for Ralph Nader

By Jim Smith I want to start this article about why you should vote for Ralph Nader by saying that I hope Barack Obama defeats John McCain. There is some difference between them on domestic affairs. Unfortunately, Obama wants to create a new Iraq war in Afghanistan, encircle and provoke Russia with a ring of...

Vote for Cynthia McKinney

By Mark Lipman How lucky we are to be in California. While states like Pennsylvania and Wisconsin are forced to fight it out between the lesser of two evils, between one, who will give us total nuclear war and the other, who will give us a kinder, gentler war without end, while both will continue...

Vote for Barack Obama

By Chuck Bloomquist Barack Obama is the wisest and, indeed, the only reasonable choice for President. I have a long and enduring admiration for real mavericks such as Eugene Debs, Norman Thomas, Henry Wallace, Peter Camejo, and Ralph Nader, and I’ve even honked for Ron Paul.  But none of the third-party candidates listed can win...

Letters

• McCain offers a chocolate teapot and Barack a steaming one – clare kitchen • Suzanne’s Angels – 1 – Bruce Deile • Suzanne’s Angels – 2 – Moira Nordholt —— McCain offers a chocolate teapot and Barack a steaming one Dear Beachhead, As an outsider I write to offer you my humble opinion. I do this as I have an interest in...

IN BRIEF: Change Your Eating Habits

At last! Desert on Abbot Kinney that you can enjoy without a guilty conscious. N’ice Cream – organic gelato – held a grand opening celebration, Sept. 27, with a line down the block waiting to get in. The best news is that the locally-owned store is conveniently located next to the chain-store, Pinkberry, across the...

103 Appeals Filed Against Permit Parking In Venice

More than 100 individual appeals have been filed opposing the city of Los Angeles’ plan to impose Overnight Permit Parking Districts (OPDs) in Venice, according to Julie Van Wagner of the city’s Bureau of Engineering. The restriction of coastal access was the overriding concern of many of the appeals. It would be nearly impossible to...

What happened at the Venice Neighborhood Council meeting?

By Jim Smith The Venice Neighborhood Council (not to be confused with the Town Council or the Community Council) met on Sept. 16. Here are some of the highlights (and lowlights). • At the last minute, a motion was pulled that stated the VNC “adamantly rejects any neighborhood council participation, endorsing or use of City...

What’s Cookin’ At Lincoln Place – We’re Not Dead Yet!

By C.V. Beck Here at Lincoln Place we residents who remain continue to be treated as if we are invisible and/or gone already.  This is quite a blow to our self-esteem, this being treated as though we are already dead and gone, when we are not.  We are still alive,actively living our lives in Venice,...
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