Month

July 2012

Letters

Letters Thanks for the Metaphors – Jim Smith Inspired – Cory Schumacher Response to Patrick Frank’s “Even More POed at the PO – Alan Arch ———————- Thanks for the Metaphors Dear Beachhead, Three months ago I gave notice of leaving the Collective that publishes this paper. Now it’s time to step aside. Working on the...

Post Office Goes Private?

By Jim Smith What sort of a country do we live in that allows the government to take an important historic building that is part of the public’s accumulated wealth and turn it over to the super-rich 1 percent for private use? That is exactly what is happening with the building that has been Venice’s...

Lincoln Place Cats Need a Home

By Barbara Eisenberg For many years a resident at Lincoln Place Apartments has been hoarding cats. Without spaying and neutering the cats, they have been producing kittens and more kittens which have grown up and produced more kittens. The problem in itself has been very disturbing as they were not well cared for, not enough...

Not Born on the 4th of July

By Ronald McKinley When I was younger, I celebrated the 4 of July as all good Americans did. I lit strings of firecrackers. I burned sparklers. I ate hot dogs, corn on the cob. In New Orleans, where I was born I would go to the French Market and buy a large watermelon. One hundred...

Bud Van Osdall, Long Time Venice Resident, Dies in His RV

By Peggy Lee Kennedy He was discovered deceased in his Sportsman camper behind the Talking Stick Café in Venice around 10:30 am Friday June 15.  The LAPD said he was just a transient, which is not true.  Bud lived in Venice for more than 30 years.  He was no more a transient than anyone else...

The Life and Death of Mikey

By Ian Dean With the rising popularity and constant shifting of this tiny beach side community, countless faces drift in and out. Many are forgettable, few are truly memorable, some are people who you  know by face but lose track of the moment they leave eye shot. A grimy little oasis, ever morphing and changing...

The Prospects for Venice Cityhood

By Jim Smith Like the surf that keeps rolling up on Venice’s shore, the idea of restoring our cityhood just won’t go away. In 2012, I am continually approached by Venetians who ask “What’s going on with cityhood?” or “What do we have to do to get free of L.A.?” It’s not a new issue....

Beach Curfew Violates Law

By John Davis The Beachhead has reported on an ordinance of the City of Los Angeles that violates the California Constitution and the California Coastal Act. Former Executive Director Peter Douglas of the Coastal Commission agreed with the public that the City curfew has violated the law from the beginning. He stated that the City...

Sun Exposure: Benefits and Cautions

By Marisa Peck The summer is a time of abundance. Food, friends, fiestas, and yes our blessed Sun. We Venetians have to be extremely careful when it comes to the Sun. With so many benefits, come so many cautions. We all know that sunshine can brighten our mood, fuel our gardens, light our way, and...

Public Safety Uber Alles, Says Nuch

By Greta Cobar A bigger-than-usual crowd showed up to the June 19 Venice Neighborhood Council (VNC) meeting to hear City Attorney Carmen “Nuch” Trutanich. His opening speech exemplified his job duties of defending the city in lawsuits, of “representing the people of California,” as he put it. He went on to flaunt his job performance...
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