Month

July 2010

A Day at the Beach with the Coastal Board

By Jim Smith The California Coastal Commission began discussing Venice permit parking around 4 pm, after hours of hearing testimony from Venetians who overwhelmingly opposed the scheme. At first, I had trouble comprehending that the “square” looking Mark Stone was saying that he would oppose the recommendation from their staff to support Overnight Parking Districts...

Testimony to the Coastal Commission

My name is Mary Getlein. I’ve lived in Venice since 1971. One question I have is since people are being arrested for being on the beach at those hours, those nighttime hours, what’s the point in having coastal access? The people who live in oversized vehicles and other vehicles are residents. You don’t have to...

Letters

Albert Vera – Arnold Springer Vending on Ocean Front Walk – Della Franco Free Speech on Ocean Front Walk – Therese Dietlin ———- Albert Vera Dear Beachhead, Albert Vera died last week in Culver City. I went to his ‘commemoration’ at Holy Cross Cemetery on Slauson in Culver City. I saw Sol Grammatico there.  He...

Planes Over Venice, or Santa Monica?

By Laura Silagi, Stephanie Body, Ingrid Mueller, Joan Miner and Mindy Taylor-Ross. Santa Monica residents have received a lot of press lately about the FAA test flight path of a few propeller planes over Santa Monica.  The test is over and the residents of Santa Monica are happy that all flights again have returned to...

How Venice Voted

This review of how Venice voted carries on a Beachhead tradition established by Arnold Springer many years ago. These are semi-final results of the June 8 election. The final results can be found on www.lavote.net after July 8. In the June primary, Venetians once again proved two things about their politics. First, they are more...

Is Real Independence for Venice Possible?

By Jim Smith Venice A dream so sublime A fate so unfair What more can be said about Venice after 105 years? Venice has nearly everything: a beautiful beach, a great climate, walk streets galore, a multi-racial and multi-cultural population, a thriving arts and poetry scene, a habit of creating trends that sweep the country and...

Obscure Facts About Venice

Venice was incorporated as a city, not in 1905, but on Feb. 17, 1904. The original name for the city was not Venice, but Ocean Park. Today, Ocean Park is the name of the community to the north of Venice. The date we celebrate as the founding of Venice, July 4, 1905, was the grand...

Support Building for Japanese Internment Memorial at Venice and Lincoln Boulevards

A campaign promoted by the Beachhead since 2002 is gaining new supporters. At a meeting of the Venice Neighborhood Council (VNC) Board, June 15, a slide show was presented, two former internees spoke, Arnold Maeda and Yosh Tomita. Everyone who spoke in public comment was in favor, including Scott Pine, a Venice High School student,...

Remarks of Former Internee Arnold Maeda to the Venice Neighborhood Council

I was born in Santa Monica, in 1926 and have lived in Mar Vista since 1958. I am here this evening to voice my support for the MARKER project sponsored by various individuals and organizations of the Venice community. I feel that this is a worthy project, especially today, to highlight and educate the people...

Take Me For A Sea Cruise

By CJ Gronner Maybe it’s because of all the horror of the Gulf Oil Spill down South, but it seems to me that people here in California are getting a lot more riled up lately about saving our own waters from the same fate. Because we MUST. In that vein, I recently went out with...
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