Month

October 2009

Venice ‘Out Front’ Skatepark Opens on the Beach

By Amy V. Dewhurst After 9 months of building, 10 years of lobbying, and 30 years of Skateboard History, Venice’s “Out Front” is finally being immortalized with it’s own park. This Saturday, October 3, 2009, The Dennis ‘Polar Bear’ Agnew Skatepark will open. The much anticipated 2.5 million dollar renovation was made possible with funds...

Fight Crime: Read the Beachhead – Stolen Bicycle Recovered After Last Month’s Article

By CJ Gronner The hills are alive … with the sound of bike bells! Everybody! You are not going to BELIEVE this! So … pretty much everyone knows I had my bike stolen last month and that it was very sad for me. Really. I’d never had a bike stolen, not even as a kid,...

Letters

Free Speech on Ocean Front Walk? – Lisa Green Angry about Oakwood Article – Jimmy Riddle Free Speech on Ocean Front Walk? – Lisa Green Angry about Oakwood Article – Jimmy Riddle ————– Free Speech on Ocean Front Walk? Dear Beachhead, I am a free expressionist on Venice Boardwalk. I was in my van today resting...

The return of Ali Katz – Out of the Litter Box

By Ali Katz This cat’s been mewsing about strange human happenings – Seems the Venice Historical Society, aided by former resident of Venice Ray Bradbury, the cat’s meow of speculative fiction, has started a drive to restore the columns that used to line Windward Avenue. The V.H.S. and Mr. Bradbury deserve a pat of the...

City, Neighborhood Council Apparently Give Up On Saving Postal Annex

“We give up” is something rarely heard around Venice, but it seems to be what has happened to the “fight” to save the publicly-owned postal annex at 313 Grand Blvd., also known as the old Safeway store. As reported in last month’s Beachhead, the Postal Department is moving ahead with plans to sell the 1.78...

Tsunami Alert for Venice

A giant earthquake, measuring 8.0 and four Tsunamis rumbled through Samoa, Sept. 29, killing at least 200 people. Venice, and the rest of the California coast was put on alert after the quake. In Samoa, the Tsunami generated 20 foot waves but in Venice, it was reduced to crashing surf. The Beachhead had been instrumental...

Only 6,013 Years Old!

Happy BEarthday. Bishop Ussher of Ireland in the 17th Century declared that the earth was created on October 23, 4,004 B.C.E.

Military-Industrial Complex Now Official

Forty-eight years after the term was coined by a retiring President Dwight Eisenhower, the military and industry have tied the knot in El Segundo. According to the Torrance Daily Breeze, The Aerospace Corp., a private company, and the Los Angeles Air Force base, celebrated the completion of a connecting pedestrian bridge, Sept. 29. Jane Harman...

On the Boardwalk – Treasure Hunting

By Ian Lovett On his hat, his green baseball cap, is a pin: it reads, “Prospector,” spelled out in gold. He found some gold wire on the beach and asked a friend to make him a pin with his name on it—let him keep whatever gold was left over. He introduced himself to me as...

Ocean Front Walk Task Force

At 9:30am on Wednesday of the first full week of every month, the Ocean Front Walk Task Force convenes at James Beach restaurant. The meetings are convened by Arturo Piña, Field Deputy to City Councilman Bill Rosendahl, and include representatives from County Beaches and Harbors, Recreations and Parks, the LAPD, and the City Attorney, as...
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