Month

April 2010

Wetlands Crucified at L.A. City Hall

By Suzanne Thompson Were you there when they crucified my lord? (old gospel tune) Oh… sometimes it causes me to tremble, tremble… were you there when they crucified my lord? This time of year, this song comes to mind, especially when I think of the recent vote at L.A. City Council to destroy what is...

Neighborhood Council Voting April 11

–Clip and Save– Neighborhood Council Elections 10am-4pm Sunday, April 11 Oakwood Recreation Center (corner of California and 7th) President: Linda Lucks Vice President: Carolyn Rios Community Officers: (vote for one only) Lula Boyland Cindy Chambers Buddy Clark Ivonne Guzmán Ira Koslow Jed Pauker Joey Soto Kris Valentine Factual Basis Community Officer: Amanda Seward ————- By Jim Smith...

Myrna Loy Statue Returns to Venice

Noon Saturday, April 10 Venice High School Rededication of Myrna Loy statue Noon: Ceremony; 1-3pm: Souvenirs, Reunion Court, Myrna Loy Films in Auditorium, Live Music, Food Booths. Free The Myrna Loy Statue is a remnant of the golden age of art from 1917 to 1933. During this period Mr. Harry Winebrenner, a nationally recognized sculptor,...

Letters

Neighborhood Council Elections – Cindy Chambers Project Censored Seeks Input from Families of Police Deaths – Peter Phillips Stopping Wars With Education – Alan Gorg Taking the Census in the middle of the night – Lisa Green Neighborhood Council Election Dear Beachhead, As a 15-year resident of Venice, I’ve seen many changes in our community;...

Strange Bedfellows: Lieu, Rosendahl and the Pacific Legal Foundation

By Jim Smith Member of the state Assembly and aspiring Attorney General, Colonel Ted Lieu (USAF Reserves) has stuck a dagger in the backs of poor people in Venice. In an attempt to make an end run aground the Coastal Commission’s decision against permit parking and the expulsion from Venice of those forced to live...

In Brief

Abbot Kinney’s Grandson, Kendrick, Dies – Paul Tanck Vera Davis Center NOT in Danger of Closing? – Lydia Poncé Abbot Kinney’s Grandson, Kendrick, Dies On January 28, the passing of Kendrick Kinney, Abbot Kinney’s last remaining grandson, symbolically closed the end of an era for Venice. Kendrick is survived by his wife of 67 years, Barbara,...

Japanese-American Memorial Marker at Lincoln and Venice Boulevards?

By Phyllis Hayashibara Were you one of these Japanese-Americans who lined up on Venice Boulevard, west of Lincoln Boulevard on April 25, 1942 in compliance with Civilian Exclusion Order No. 7? Exclusion Order No. 7 directed “all persons of Japanese ancestry, both alien and non-alien,” to send “a responsible member of each family” on “Tuesday,...

Xeriscaping in Venice

By erica snowlake For those who get around our fair city on bike and by foot, the diversity of front-yard and street-facing landscaping is remarkable to behold. Equally functional and eccentrically artistic, a day’s perusal of the green belt reveals most Venetians are eco-friendly and hip enough to have embraced Xeriscaping and Xerogardening, landscaping and...

In Memory of Dr. John Michel

Dear Doctor John – Arturo I have known Dr. John for 17 years – Catherine Andrews Dr. John has left us – Enyaj and family Peace and Love – Linda Lu Dr. John’s Memorial Service – Erica Snowlake I first met Dr. John when I moved to Venice – Christopher Stevens Dear Doctor John How...

Back to the 60s at Surfing Cowboys

By C.J. Gronner The front of Surfing Cowboys is painted with a sign that says “Purveyors of Beach Culture & California Lifestyle” and that pretty much sums it up. Owners Wayne & Donna Gunther have created a bright, happy space filled with all of the items that make the feeling of California living obtainable, wherever...
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