Month

October 2010

Town Hall: No Meeting of Minds

By Greta Cobar Bill Rosendahl called a town hall meeting to address the issues of RV dwellers on September 23 in the standing-room only auditorium of the Westminster Elementary School. He started out with the beautiful slogans of your usual politician, such as “I am here to listen to you” and “will come together to...

The Abbot Kinney Festival

By CJ Gronner Abbot Kinney Festival day always feels like a real holiday in Venice. That crackling, electric buzz in the air, some traditional stuff that happens every year, and that rushing into the arms of old, familiar faces that all goes along with true holidays. As I exited a walk street to turn towards...

Letters

Who Am I? – Chuck Bloomquist I Am Me – Jonathan Dorado Car Stacking – Mark Ryavec First Friday – Gerry Becerril Over-development and Restaurant Moguls – Chuck Levin We Are Venice – Alex Kramer ———– Who Am I? Dear Beachhead, Who Am I? I am not an artist or a musician. I am not...

Patrick James Ryan

Patrick James Ryan died August 26. He lived in Venice for 10 years and was loved by all. He cared for the homeless and if he had any extra food he made sure that the homeless were feed.  He would even give up his food. He graduated with high honors from Tech School and was  a...

$50,000 Reward Offered for Michael McGuire Killer

The City Council of Los Angeles has voted to offer a reward of $50,000 for information leading to the identity, arrest and prosecution of the person or persons responsible for the murder of 21-year-old Michael Phillip McGuire. Last June 13, McGuire had attended a prom night party with a friend. He was standing on the...

Temple of Man Returns

The Beat Generation in Venice wasn’t just Venice West and the Gashouse. Hidden among the central Venice homes was the Temple of Man, which was also the residence of Bob and Anita Alexander. Bob – Baza – was an ordained minister, and performed many Venice marriages. While Baza and Anita are long gone, the Temple...

The Solid Gold Subway

By Jim Smith The most expensive subway money can buy will one day run down Wilshire Blvd. all the way to the sea, or at least Westwood, if the Metropolitan Transit Authority, the rich guys in the construction business and their pet politicians have their way. But it might be cheaper to send a Limo...

Lincoln Place: A Community Victory

The following is the entire article, which is being printed in the Free Venice Beachhead in two parts. By Amanda Seward It finally appears that the Lincoln Place war has come to a close.  In reviewing my archives, I was reminded of the work and sacrifices of so many that were involved over the years...

Advertures Along the Venice Art Crawl

By CJ Gronner Last month was the second Venice Art Crawl, and everyone absolutely adored it. I kept hearing, “This is how First Fridays USED to be!” all evening, and they were right. Crowds of people walking around, and I recognized MOST of the faces. People opening up their spaces to celebrate ART and our...

Getting out the vote November 2: This is no time to sit on the sidelines

By Roger Linnett It’s a fact that voter turnout for midterm elections is dismal at best. The conservatives are counting on this to win next month. The country, especially their base, has been getting fed a steady diet of fear, propaganda, half truths and opinion masquerading as fact, to the point where many a steamrolled citizen...
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