Month

October 2011

Post Office to Venice: “No Hearing”

By Greta Cobar and Jim Smith A letter has arrived from an official of the U.S. Postal Service in Washington telling us that the Venice Post Office will be vacating its historic building, and that’s final! A community meeting will be held at 7pm, Oct. 9 at SPARC, 685 Venice Blvd. to decide our next...

Letters

Park Plan Perils People’s Picnics – David Busch Big Wheel Confirmation – Max Carlish Protests Spirit of Venice Awards – Lisa Green   —————————————— Park Plan Perils People’s Picnics Dear Beachhead, Increasingly, neighborhood forces that are hiding behind new high walls, fences, and fancy remodels –want to call the police now every time they see someone...

Update on OFW Ordinance

Enforcement of the proposed new ordinance set to regulate vending on Ocean Front Walk has been delayed because Recreation and Parks Commissioners in Harbor City were unfamiliar with the piece of legislation as well as the issues it tries to resolve. The effort to put the fate of our boardwalk into the hands of strangers...

Breast Cancer Event on Abbot Kinney Blvd, Oct. 7

By Janet Gervers The Harlot Salon is hosting a Breast Cancer Fundraiser on Friday, October 7, 6-10 p.m. with proceeds donated to the National Breast Cancer Foundation. The event will occur during the popular Abbot Kinney 1st Fridays event in Venice and will consist of three fun ways to honor Breast Cancer Awareness Month and...

No Need to Search for Google, They’re Next Door

The time has come for Google to move 450 of their employees into the Venice Binocular building with immediate plans of expansion that are set to almost triple the workforce and almost double the office space. Although some business owners are delighted by the possible business opportunities that could come as a result, concerns of...

Scott Wannberg Memorial

Scott Wannberg was laid to rest at Beyond Baroque, on September 17. The memorial was planned by S.A. Griffin and his wife, Linda. Many poets of Venice and Los Angeles came to to pay their respects. Scott was a much loved poet, hungry for experience of every kind. Scott loved poetry, other poets, music of...

In Memory of Jane Elliot

By Diane Butler We lost one of our finest women Venetians this summer, although when you see her husband soulmate, Alex, you glimpse the twinkle of her eyes in the magical twinkle of his eyes. The last years of her life were spent having romantic morning breakfasts at the Fig Tree Café, and handholding walks...

Survey asks Venetians: How do you feel, What do you think?

A survey conducted by the Beachhead at the Abbot Kinney Festival, Sept. 25, showed declining support for Barack Obama and Bill Rosendahl, but overwhelming support for Venice Cityhood. Abbot’s Habit was voted the most popular coffee house and the Free Venice Beachhead, the most popular newspaper (of course). It was a random, but not a...

Hangin’ with the Homeless on a Sunday Afternoon

By Stewart Lopez It is Sunday afternoon and the sun is going down. The sounds of drum and flute crash through the breeze like waves on the sand and birds in the air. The beach is alive and it feels like home. The sun is saying its goodbyes; everyone is desperate to get in the...

Backs Against The Ocean, Homeless People Persevere on OFW

By Greta Cobar The poor are getting poorer and are being pushed further and further, until they reach the end of the rope, or the end of the world, also known as Venice Beach. In the last few months hundreds of people have moved onto Ocean Front Walk (OFW), where they set up camp, almost...
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