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February 1, 2012

Curfew May Be Illegal Restriction of Access

By Greta Cobar The city of Los Angeles has adopted a beach and Ocean Front Walk (OFW) curfew without getting approval from or even consulting with the California Coastal Commission (CCC). “The city does not have any approval from the CCC to implement the ordinance,” said Charles Posner, Coastal Program Analyst with the CCC, when...

Letters

2012 – Oh, No! – Jennifer Everhart Who Created the iZip Mural? – Claudia S Morimitsu Mission Not Accomplished – Douglas Fay   —————————————– 2012 – Oh, No! Dear Beachhead, The last front page of the Beachhead was absurd! I truly hope you will get educated on the Mayan Calendar. Exactly who are you trying to scare? When...

The Venice Skills Center Is In Danger of Losing Its Funding

By Charles Thomas The Venice Skills Center, our adult education and training school, is threatened with losing its budget. Once again a governmental agency claiming “budget woes” threatens to kill a pillar of the Venice community.  The Venice Skills Center has provided low-cost (and in some cases free) quality educational opportunities for over 40 years....

Unfortunate Times For La Fortuna Market

By Anne Alvarez The Venice Neighborhood Council voted unanimously, Jan. 17, to recommend that L.A. City Council revoke the liquor license of La Fortuna Market located at 824 Lincoln Blvd., adjacent to Cafe 50s. Proprietor Margarita Romo and her brother, Emilio, have been serving Venice’s Latino community for over 32 years, a community that is diminishing day by day, thanks to the...

The Meeting to Close the Boardwalk

By Mary Getlien I arrived early to the VNC Meeting. The room was filling up with well-dressed people. Marc Saltzberg told everyone the Police would be there soon and they were going to explain the new curfew for the Venice Boardwalk. Between the hours of 12 am and 5 am, the Boardwalk will be closed....

In Fatal LAPD Crash, Blame Is Obvious

By Jim Smith This is a story about a crime, and no justice. It’s also a story about police officials, who are here to “protect and serve” being about the law. It has been more than two years ago since Devin Petelski was killed by a police car traveling 78 mph. Witnesses said it was...

Lincoln Place Rehab Underway

By Jim Smith It’s been more than six years since the biggest eviction in Los Angeles history drove more than 80 residents of Lincoln Place Apartments out of their homes early on the morning of Dec. 5, 2005. The apartment complex located behind Ralphs and Ross, with nearly 800 units, is the largest in Venice....

Venice Artist David Phillips

By CJ Gronner I first learned about the art of David Phillips in probably the best way possible. I was walking down the beach last year when I came upon this crazy piece of art (that I now know is called “Birth”) just sitting there in the sand. It had the curious name “Wino-Strut” across...

‘Save the Post Office’ Enters Critical Phase

By Greta Cobar The Asset Manager of the postal service (USPS) is getting the Venice Post Office building ready to sell, according to an email from Diana Alvarado, Facilities Vice President. Appeals challenging the closure have been rejected by the USPS. The Postal Regulatory Commission granted the USPS motion to dismiss. Although the plan is...

We are a country of amnesiacs

By Jack Neworth America’s foremost humorist, Mark Twain, considered the Spanish-American War rather ironic. (Actually he considered it rather criminal.) Our forefathers had come to America to escape tyranny, and yet we became imperialists. George Washington warned the country against “foreign entanglements,” but for over a century we’ve been tangling all over the globe. About...
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