Month

December 2008

A Beach Head Writes About The Beachhead

By Carol Fondiller Frankly, I feel as if I’m viewing the decades of the Free Venice Beachhead’s existence on old celluloid film. Jumping and bumping with splats, cracks and flashes. Cutting through images that have been spliced together with cellophane tape being fed through the old moviola of my brain.  Who was that guy with...

Letters

• I’ve Never Done This Before – Donna Lacey • You Guys Rock – Pat Hartman • Congratulations on your 40th Birthday!!!!!! – Emily Winters • Vigilantes Don’t Like Vintage Cars – Nancy Raffaelli Richards ———— I’ve Never Done This Before Dear Beachhead, This is the first paper to which I have become a sustainer. Your newspaper is the first that I...

From the 15th Anniversary Issue (Dec. 1983)

Dear Beachhead: Congratulations for still hanging in here! I remember when I first held your baby-soft pages in those early days after your nativity, 15 years ago. In that year we were fighting to keep the canals from becoming an extension of the Marina. It was the year of the Tet offensive in Vietnam; and...

Welcome to Venice. Now Run!

By Karl Abrams Venice now has its first Tsunami Evacuation street sign. On Monday morning, November 24, the first of 90 such signs went up on the west side of Pacific Avenue just north of Navy Street. The remaining signs are expected to be up as early as Thanksgiving. Councilperson Bill Rosendahl held a press...

Retirement Income

If you had purchased $1,000 of AIG stock one year ago, you would have $42 left. With Lehman, you would have $6.60 left. With Fannie or Freddie, you would have less than $5 left. But if you had purchased $1,000 worth of beer one year ago, drank all of the beer then turned in the...

Negotiations Underway to Buy Lincoln Place

Two sources have confirmed to the Beachhead that negotiations are taking place between AIMCO (Apartment Investment and Management Company), the infamous owner of Lincoln Place Apartments and the tenants association. The subject of the negotiations is the purchase of Lincoln Place by a buyer lined up by the tenants, or a combination of an individual...

Neighborhood Council’s Homeless/RV Committee Holds Secret Meetings

By Mark Lipman At the last meeting of the Venice Neighborhood Council’s Homelessness/RV committee on November 6, a sub-committee was formed specifically tasked with looking for ways to evict poorer residents from our community.  On this sub-committee are Susan Beckman, Stuart Oscars, Carolyn Rios and Mark Ryavec, committee co-chair. Not even two months ago, VNC...

Permit Parking: City Hall Says NO to 102 Venice Appeals; Fight Moves to Coastal Commission

By Jim Smith As expected, the Los Angeles Board of Public Works rejected all 102 appeals of the proposed Venice permit parking plan at a downtown L.A. hearing, Nov. 17. Appeals of the city’s action must be received by Dec. 22 by the California Coastal Commission. The city’s plan would charge for street parking by...

Filing Closes for City Elections

Bill Rosendahl and Antonio Villaraigosa will face only token opposition for re-election next May 19. Harry “Craig” Wilson is the only candidate to file to run against Rosendahl in the 11th City Council District.  Villaraigosa will face Republican Walter Moore and several other unknown candidates. It was unknown at press time if David “Zuma Dog”...

Cop Shoots Self in Leg – News at 11

By Jessica Aden and Mark Lipman On the evening of the 24th of November, at approximately midnight, the Beachhead received tens of calls saying that there was a police invasion in the Oakwood district currently in progress. Beachhead reporters Jessica Aden and Mark Lipman were immediately dispatched to cover the on-going scene. Upon arriving, a...
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