Month

January 2015

Happy New Year Venice!

By Eric Ahlberg Fellow Venetians you have passed the perihelion and have successfully entered the next years’ orbit. Massive forces are at work spinning you, flying you around our most holy Sun. Our daily presence is crafting our future from our inner fires. I think we have a lot of things to be happy about,...

Google Fiddles While Net Neutrality Burns

By Anthony Castillo The battle to maintain a free and open internet is coming to a head. A decision on Net Neutrality will be made in the coming weeks by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on whether to keep things as they are now or to create a tiered, fast lane/slow lane internet. What is...

Letters

Families and the Department of Children and Family Services Dear Beachhead, I am writing in response to “An Unnamed Writer on the Beachhead,” November 2014 issue, who wrote an article concerning the plight of a family with whom she is friends. She focuses her moral outrage on the Draconian methods used by Department of Children...

Bins Are In at Gjusta

THEATER OF THE ABSURD By Roxanne Brown THE SCENES: 320 SUNSET – GJUSTA Architect/Representative: Stephen Vitalich Former Land Use and Planning Committee (LUPC) Case Manager:  Jim Murez, Current LUPC case manager Mark Kleiman Owner: Fran Camaj, Owns Gjelina, GTA, Gjusta and 1301 & 1305 Abbot Kinney Zoning Administrator (ZA): Maya Zaitzevsky – Currently awaiting decision...

Bird Totems of Venice: The American Coot

By Krista Schwimmer Winter is one of my favorite times to walk along the beach or to hang out on the Venice Pier. The light that reflects back from the ocean waters is often so dream like that I find myself wanting only to spend more and more time simply gazing, an ancient soothsayer scanning...

The Christmas Massacre of Trees – 2014 – Oxford

By Marcia Hanscom Most people in Los Angeles remember the huge public outcry in December, 2012, when the US Army Corps of Engineers decided to bulldoze a portion of the Sepulveda Wildlife Reserve in order to “restore” it. LA City Councilmembers expressed outrage, as did CA Senator Fran Pavley; and the LA Regional Water Quality...

Poetry

A Visit – By Mary Getlein The Blind Waltz – By Miles Krumpak Not Responsible – By Alan Lewis Rodman The American Dream Scheme – By Marty Liboff Yo Saturnalia! (the original Christmas) – By Jim Smith Roger Houston —————————————————- A Visit By Mary Getlein do you think: jesus christ would refuse a visit? 1....

Harry Drinkwater Remembered

Harry Drinkwater was my friend and part of my life for almost 40 years. He was a total inspiration to me because he knew how to live his life to the fullest. He remained young at heart and was dancing and partying with friends into his nineties. He always had a reason to get up in the morning because...