Month

June 2010

Lincoln Place Lives!

Final agreement signed: 83 evicted families will return, all buildings will be preserved, a total of 795 apartments will be occupied. By Jim Smith How do you spell victory?   L-i-n-c-o-l-n   P-l a-c-e is as good a way as any. There was  jubilation among tenants when the last of three agreements was approved by the...

RV Residents Under Gun (stick); Showdown is June 10

Is it really possible that the powerful California Coastal Commission will cave in to a lawsuit started by an irate Venice resident? It’s more than possible, it’s probable, unless Venice residents turn out in force at the June 10 meeting at the Marina del Rey hotel to remind the Commissioners of their mission to protect...

Letters

Homes With Wheels – Therese Dietlin City Doesn’t Care about Beach – Annette Robinson Food Trucks – David of Slice Truck —— Homes With Wheels Dear Beachhead, The letter from Bill Rosendahl addressing the OPD issue that you published in your last issue calls for a few comments. First, the people living in their vehicles...

Venice Hosts Produce Exchange – Share the Surplus!

By Joey Marie Soto On May 22 a group of us got together to organize the first West Side Produce Exchange. The location of the site was right here in Venice, at the home of Carly Eiseman. The idea was borrowed from the Hillside Produce Cooperative which holds a free neighborhood monthly exchange of all the...

“Death by Police Car” Victim’s Family Files Suit

A civil suit for negligence was filed May 13 in the Santa Monica Division of Superior Court against the city of Los Angeles and the Los Angeles Police Department for the death of Devin Petelski. Petelski was killed shortly before midnight on Oct. 15, 2009, when a police car traveling at a high rate of...

Color Comes to the Beach

By C.J. Gronner June Gloom has arrived here at the beach. It makes it extra hard to get up early in the morning to have my walk along the shore, but we do it anyway. It really does affect my mood, this thick mass of gray, and so it was that as we walked along...

Medical Marijuana Muddle

By Greta Cobar A Los Angeles City Council Ordinance on medical marijuana is set to take effect June 7 and to impose some of the toughest rules in the state. The city’s current 800 or so dispensaries will be reduced in number to 70, while in Venice twenty-some medical marijuana shops will have to close,...

Coming Next Month: The Beachhead’s Annual Venice Celebration Issue.

Venice was born on July 4, 1905. Please submit your letters, poems, articles, photos, drawings about Venice. Give us your views, recollections and opinions about historic, present day and future Venice. Send to: Beachhead@freevenice.org or P.O. Box 2, Venice 90294

Vote NO on Prop. 14

By Lisa Green While standing outside the gated entrance to Governor Schwarzenegger’s Brentwood estate with other activists with signs stating, “Vote NO on Prop 14” and “Stop Top Two” I began making a list of what makes Proposition 14 such a bad idea: Do you want fewer choices on the ballot in terms of candidates?...

What About The Judges?

What About The Judges? By Jackie Goldberg Office #35 – Soussan Bruguera Office #73 – Laura A. Matz Office #131 – Maren Nelson Office #28 – Mark Ameli Office #107 – Valeria Salkin; Office #117 – Alan Schneider Here is some commentary on all of these. These are NOT easy to figure out. So, in...
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