Month

June 2009

Parking Woes Cloud Happy Summer Days

By Carol Fondiller I’m not going to defend or attack those who live in their vehicles because this is irrelevant to the parking. From what I’ve observed in the forty something years I’ve lived in Venice, there have been people living in many variations of homes from tepees (yes!! really!) to tree houses (honest to...

How To Beat The Summertime Blues

By Amy Dewhurst To live in a 60 degree & sunny city means the coming of summer can be quite quiet. So to remind us of the significance of Solstice (June 21) here are the top rated activities for Sunshine Daydreams and Summer Fun (offered up by your fellow Venetians): * Skateboarding * Concerts at...

Gale Goldman, Jazz Musician & Street Artist of the Venice Boardwalk, 1980 – 1996; Partner with Sonny Zorro

She just passed on into the ethers – A lover of life A life of lovers A lover of art An Artist of the Streets of Venice Beach We remember you Gail & Sonny & David Your unicorn horses & gypsy images Thank you for supporting all the Venice Boardwalk ______ — the Musician, Peter...

Letters

Trouble on Ocean Front Walk Dear Beachhead, Last weekend, May 23-24, some of the fellow artists on Venice Beach got ticketed for playing music on the west side of the beach. The LAPD claimed the sound exceeded the Lmax levels yet reports indicate no one could confirm the officers had the sound machine on site....

In Brief:

• Coastal Commission Meets June 11 on Permit Parking in Venice •  Air Force Buzzes Venice •  Lincoln Blvd. Standards Approved •  Lincoln Place Settlement Nearer? •  Plan to Restore Windward Columns ____________ Coastal Commission Meets June 11 on Permit Parking in Venice A showdown on Overnight Parking Districts (pay parking) in Venice is scheduled for...

L.A. Times Distorts Homeless/RV Issues – Again

By Peggy Lee Kennedy The Los Angeles Times ran a story dated May 27 by Martha Groves with a picture of a group of RVs parked on 7th Street in Venice. Except the RVs were cleared off 7th on Memorial Day, May 25, by LAPD Officers Theresa Skinner and Peggy Thusing along with the tow...

Swami X Speaks

When you get to be 83, the big thing in what’s left of this life is total spiritual freedom. That’s what I’ve been going for, since I was 12. At that time, through a personal experience, I wanted to be a comedian. And I made it, on the streets and police stations of America and...

Venice High Students Push For Memorial For Japanese

For the past several years, the Beachhead has been advocating a memorial marker or other remembrance at the corner of Venice Blvd. and Lincoln Blvd. where local Japanese families were gathered together and shipped to concentration camps in 1942. Many were U.S. citizens and many were small children. None had been accused of any disloyalty...

More Letters From Students In Support of Memorial Marker at Venice and Lincoln Blvds.

Hello, my name is Wendy Santiago, and I am sixteen years old. I go to Venice High School, where I’m in the 11th grade. I’m in the New Media Academy, and I’m in Mrs. Hayashibara’s Honors U. S. History class. In Mrs. Hayashibara’s class, I have learned about the Japanese American Internment Camps, and I...

Students walk out in support of teachers

By Lydia Poncé Two hundred Venice High School students walked out of their classes in support of teachers and quality education, May 15, even as the campus sprinklers were being turned on and off. The ‘Original Five,’ who organized the strike, called out through a small bullhorn, “We strike because our teachers can’t! We want...
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