Month

March 2009

VENICE WOMAN TOSSING TERRA COTTA PLANTER, HITS GUNMAN

Venice Couple Lives Happily Ever After –Thanks to Fawn Walenski VENICE WOMAN TOSSING TERRA COTTA PLANTER, HITS GUNMAN By Philomene Long Fawn Walenski’s aim is as true as her love. –Evening Outlook “Mind my bullet wound.” I’ve just finished hugging Fawn Walenski because I love her It is the first time I have ever heard...

Celebrate International Women’s Day with Beachhead Women Writers and Poets

Celebrate International Women’s Day with Beachhead Women Writers and Poets at Beyond Baroque 7pm, Sunday, March 8 • 681 Venice Blvd. – $10 donation Including: Krista Schwimmer, Jessica Aden, Lynne Bronstein, Amy Dewhurst, Susan Hayden, Hillary Kaye, Peggy Lee Kennedy, Erica Snowlake, Suzanne Thompson, Suzy Williams, Emily Winters and Antonieta Villamil

Letters

• I Say No to Permit Parking – Cristina Rojas • Anti, anti-OPD – Ty Allison ___________ I Say No to Permit Parking Dear Beachhead, On purpose, at almost Midnight, I am listening to Scott Joplin’s Rags…”Solace”… On purpose, because it is what I used to listen to during long nights typing as a translator ( being...

Coastal Commission Agrees with OPD opponents – Will Hold Hearing in June

By Jim Smith It only took the Coastal Commission a couple of minutes, Feb. 4, to derail the city’s rush to implement parking permits in Venice. The 12-person Board sided with appeals of the OPDs (Overnight Parking Districts) by Peggy Lee Kennedy & Coastal Commission Executive Director, Peter Douglas et al, in determining that the...

Irregularities Charged in Venice Neighborhood Council Vote

By Peggy Lee Kennedy If you didn’t already know, the Venice Neighborhood Council (VNC) held an election Saturday, February 21 at the Venice Abbot Kinney library. The election and the ballot counts consisted of more irregularities ever seen before in Venice and maybe the world. The VNC web site claims that the vote is now...

Permit Parking Vote Targets Venice Homeless

By Michael Linder “Best fledgling democracy this side of Baghdad” quipped a resident after his first voting encounter with the 5 year-old Venice Neighborhood Council. “We’ve got long lines, confusing ballots, screaming matches. Now, someone’s taking the uncounted ballots home for the night. We’ve got everything but purple ink on our fingers.” No sectarian violence...

Lucy Parsons – A Life Dedicated to Justice

By Caeli Thibeault History has a way of forgetting to mention common people when great discoveries or revolutions are discussed. Only the elite tend to be mentioned, but history was forced to remember one woman who would not be ignored, one woman who fought with an intense passion for what she believed in, justice for...

Threat to Holiday Venice Sparks Oakwood Vigil

More than 200 low-income families from the Holiday Venice Apartments held a march and rally in Oakwood, Feb. 19, to protest the loss of affordable housing in Venice.  The vigil was held on the first anniversary of “Operation Oakwood,” when 300 LAPD and federal officers kicked down doors and terrorized seniors in an early morning...

Another Election, March 3: Triumvirate set to take over Los Angeles

By Jim Smith Three closely allied politicians may rule Los Angeles after the March 3 elections. The three amigos are Wendy Greuel, the favorite to win the Controller’s race; Jack Weiss, the leading candidate for City Attorney, and Antonio Villaraigosa, who looks like a shoe-in for a second term as Mayor. Is this good or...

Interview with Rebel Woman Assata Shakur

By Margot Pepper Assata Shakur, (godmother of Tupac Shakur) is a former convicted Black Panther who fled to Cuba in 1984.  There is a million dollar bounty on her head. I met Assata in 1992, when I was working in Cuba as a journalist and translator along with my partner,  aka “Guillermo.” The following is...
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