Month

August 2010

New “Pentagon Papers” Describe the Insanity of the Afghan War

EDITORIAL: Time To Pull Out About 75,000 documents describing a war without a purpose in Afghanistan have been “liberated” from military computers with another 15,000 to come. The documents describe, among other things, U.S. soldiers randomly shooting Afghan civilians and Pakistan officials funneling U.S. funds to the Taliban. About 180 documents say the U.S. military...

Inside Daisy Clover’s Venice

By Lynne Bronstein I first found out about the existence of Venice, California from a novel. Gavin Lambert’s Inside Daisy Clover, published in 1963 (and filmed in 1965 with Natalie Wood, Robert Redford and Ruth Gordon), was the saga of a teenage singing film star who rides the rough merry-go-round of Hollywood. But Daisy Clover...

Letters

Campaign Spending – Sandra Chen Lau Unenvironmental Advertising – Pirco Police Brutality – Name Withheld Michael McGuire – Dennis Stankie ———————— Campaign Spending Dear Beachhead, I appreciate the article Jim Smith wrote in regards to the 53AD Assembly race.  Lots of money were raised and spent. However, the article reported that James Lau, who came...

HUD Grant Will House 19 Homeless People

The Venice Community Housing Corporation (VCHC) recently received $1.3 million from the Housing Urban Development (HUD) to provide low-income housing to 19 people in Venice who are homeless and suffer from mental illness or other disabilities. The participants will have to pay thirty percent of their incomes in rent, and the rest will be covered...

Navalette Tabor Bailey, Venice Pioneer, Dies at 95

By Jill Prestup Navalette “Novie” Tabor, matriarch of one of Venice’s first families, passed away July 18. She was 95, two months short of her 96th birthday. Born September 7, 1914, Novie was a lifelong Venice resident. Her family moved from Louisiana to Venice when she was 6 months old, and she lived for the...

Interview with Navalette Tabor Bailey and Jataun Valentine

(This interview originally appeared in the Beachhead’s March 2007 issue) By Rex Butters Beachhead: How long have you been with the historical society? Navalette Tabor Bailey: Oh, about 20 years, I guess. I know it’s been a long time. Beachhead: What does the historical society do? Bailey: They try to restore and protect the original...

Trouble on Ocean Front Walk

After the 2000 census, the Los Angeles City Council deemed it necessary to redraw the council district boundaries, presumably to accommodate shifts in population.  Accordingly, new districts were created, one of which was the new CD11, encompassing Venice, Westchester, West LA and Pacific Palisades,. Council member Cindy Miscikowski was appointed the representative for this new...

Venice Cityhood Drive Kicked Off

By Greta Cobar Around thirty beautiful Venetians got together on Sunday, July 25, to take back the old City Hall, currently Beyond Baroque, and Venice Cityhood as well. What would it be like if we could make our own laws, regulations and decisions right here in Venice, instead of having some distant strangers make them...

Two Views of RV Living – Lisa Green

By Lisa Green At the Venice Neighborhood Council (VNC), July 20, Officer Peggy Thusing, stated, “The Oversized Vehicle Ordinance (OVO) will be implemented on streets in Venice where we’ve tried for years to get them off your streets.” Silly me, I was under the impression the mayor had instructed the City Council and Department of...

Two Views of RV Living – Bill Rosendahl

By Bill Rosendahl We are making progress on a groundbreaking program to deal with the issue of people living in their vehicles in Council District 11. As many of you know, city agencies and I have been working very hard to develop a comprehensive strategy to come up with a solution that balances restricted parking...
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