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December 1, 2014

This Paper is a Moebius Loop!

By Erica Snowlake The Beachhead is celebrating its 46th birthday this December, and a party for its 400th issue will take place at Beyond Baroque the first of February. I am fortunate to have written for the paper from 2006 – 2010, and consider that experience one of the highlights of my life. I’ve since become...

Invasion of the Afflu-Hip

This is a reprint from the December 1974 edition Washington Blvd. was renamed Abbot Kinney Blvd. in 1990 By Carol Fondiller About a year ago at a meeting between the affluent residents of the peninsula and the not-so-affluent residents of North Beach, a resident of the Peninsula looked at me with wide eyes. Walter Keane...

Letters

Dear Beachhead, Free Bags – 100 sleeping bags were distributed on Saturday, November 22nd free to anyone who needed them as a part of a broader outreach campaign by Venice Community Housing, Occupy Venice, Los Angeles Community Action Network, Vets for Peace, the Venice Justice Committee, the Venice Family Clinic, POWER, and other regional groups...

VNC President Mike Newhouse, Dictator of Time

By Krista Schwimmer Once a month, the Venice Neighborhood Council (VNC) holds a public board meeting at Westminster Elementary School. According to their own website, one of their purposes is “to promote Stakeholder participation and advocacy in Los Angeles City government decision-making processes.” Their website also goes on to say that a member has the...

First Venice Street Store for the Homeless Smashing Success

By Michael Wamback The spirit of Venice was alive and strong at the first annual Street Store, held on Saturday November 22nd at the First Baptist Church. Venice’s homeless population was given the opportunity to receive a hot shower and meal, a haircut, some clothing and the opportunity to be part of an event that...

Do Not Co-operate With Organized Crime

This is a reprint from the May 1969 edition By John Haag On Sunday, April 20, the Los Angeles Police Department commanded locally by Captain Robert Sillings and Lt. Allen Archbold planned and executed a vicious attack on the Venice Ocean Front community. Scores of men and women, young and old,were beaten by L.A. police...

No Help for Jean – Life on the Streets

This is a reprint from the August 1984 edition I know a woman who lives in Ocean Park who isn’t much different from the rest of us. About 5 foot 3, she’s a bit overweight, but not considering her years and what she’s lived through. She’s white, maybe even Irish with that sort of ruddy...

Big money wasted on airport Measure D

By Martin Rubin, Director, Concerned Residents Against Airport Pollution Thank you Santa Monica voters for seeing your way through the thick smoke of deceit blown over the city by the aviation interests’  lobby groups. With 60 percent to 40 percent voting against the pro-Santa Monica Airport (SMO) Measure D and in favor of the City’s...

Women's Rights, Again

By Mary Getlein It used to be legal to beat your wife. The stick you could use had to be no larger around than your thumb. So if your husband was a big guy, he could use a bigger stick to beat you with. Does that make any sense? How does beating your wife lead...

Update – 320 Sunset – Gjelina's Gjusta – Farce and Fakery

By Roxanne Brown – Member Concerned Neighbors of 320 Sunset With a permit for BAKERY (Bakery equipment Only, Selling Baked Goods Only with No Seating and No Eating on premises), Fran Camaj, owner of Gjusta at 320 Sunset, has built a 5,000 square foot RESTAURANT with commercial Kitchen equipment. Thus was born the FAKERY. The...
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