Day

March 1, 2015

Long Live Millie Mims!

By Suzy Williams In honor of International Women’s Day and the corresponding Beachhead March issue, I would like to shed some fresh Venice daylight on a remarkable and real woman, Millie Mims, the nourishing Goddess of the Boardwalk. Many of you know that she serves up a delicious organic vegetarian soup,  (she gathers the yummy comestibles...

Deborah Lashever: Shero of Venice

By Greta Cobar Community activism and participation in the struggle for equality for all members of our community are Deborah Lashever’s trademarks. It is an honor to commemorate International Women’s Day by spotlighting her efforts in the Beachhead. Beachhead: How did you and Venice find each other? Deborah Lashever: I’ve been coming to Venice since...

Rock On, Lisa Green!

By Greta Cobar Lisa Green is one of the Goddesses who makes Venice the colorful, intricate, exciting and interesting place that it is. She has been displaying her art on Ocean Front Walk, by Dudley, for about five years while at the same time being an ever-present advocate for love, justice and equality at our...

Letters

Anonymous Albert West the Elder Aura Goldburg ——————————– Dear Beachhead, Just let my donation be anonymous. Please send my copy to a prisoner in jail – I can easily score my copy on the street. Keep up the great work you do! – Anonymous —————————— Who do you pretenders think you are, anyway? Probably just...

In Memorty of Phillip Edward Lord: 2/21/1925 – 1/28/2015

By Sam Abbes “Lives do not have plots, for the most part they accumulate events, day by day like a stack of old newspapers. But sometimes someone glimpses a fixed point in the flux of things, a hard certainty around which the rest of life turns like the pages of a good novel.” – Phillip...

Venice Beach: The People's Beach

By Peggy Lee Kennedy Why did the City of Los Angeles close the people’s beach from midnight to five in the morning? I have heard it all: the gangs, the homeless, drugs, prostitution, et cetera, et cetera. The truth is that Ordinance 164209, amending LAMC 63.44 in 1988, does not say why the City of Los...

Inside the TEDx Conference: A Speaker's Perspective

By Brad Kay Sunday, February 22, the former Laddie Dill art studio at Palms and Electric Avenue in Venice was transformed into a swanky TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design) venue, with a high vaulted ceiling, stage, large video screen, grand piano off to one side, and enough room for me, Suzy Williams and 350 other...

Mechanical Car Lifts in Venice?

By Ilana Marosi FEB 17, 2015 Venice – the Venice Neighborhood Council (VNC) approved the addition of thirty (30) automated car lifts at the surface parking lot located at Windward Ave and Speedway, Venice Beach. The 30 automated/hydraulic car lifts will ONLY increase parking capacity from 38 to a MEASLY 68 spaces! “The most important...

Net Neutrality Update: We Won!

By Anthony Castillo In January the Beachhead ran my article on Net Neutrality and the non role Google was taking in the fight to stop the corporate takeover of the internet. On Thursday, February 26, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) held its highly anticipated vote on Net Neutrality. The vote pitted big telecom companies like Comcast...

UPDATE: Gjelina’s Gjusta, Sauce, Kim’s Market, Rose Cafe

By Roxanne Brown Gjelina’s Gjusta – 320 Sunset (Fran Camaj, owner; Stephen Vitalich, architect) was cited by Building and Safety on December 19 for being in non-compliance. Gjusta has a permit for Bakery/Take-out/No Eating or Seating on premises. Today is March and Gjusta is still in non-compliance, as it’s been since opening October 2014. Still...
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