Month

September 2015

Venice Music Fest Was a Blast

  Here’s some bands and art from the Venice Music Fest.  Thanks to Milton Rosenberg for supporting the Beachhead.     Samba Dancers

Follow the Money: The Political Will of Creating Homelessness

by Mark Lipman Seeing the direction the city has taken on the issue of homelessness, with the drastic ramping up of criminalization of status and the outright refusal to support any solution brought forward, in my opinion, I can only conclude that it is with willful intent that the city – at every level, including...

A Tree Grows in Venice: The Pomegranate

by Krista Schwimmer On my walk to work, I sometimes take a short cut through Valencia Court. Like many of the walk through streets in Venice, Valencia Court has character. Once, I saw a beautiful, yellow parasol leaning against someone’s back steps. Frequently, I spy a friendly phoebe bird, hanging around the blue and black...

IS IT ALL FAKERY? ABC – 1 2 3 – UPDATE: GJELINA’S GJUSTA

By Roxanne Brown – Member of Concerned Neighbors of 320 Sunset (CNS) GJUSTA’S B RATING – TO A RATING AND BON APPETIT AWARD July 28, 2015 – Gjusta gets B rating from Health Department. Details later. August 4, 2015 – Bon Appetit nominated Gjusta in its group of possible best new restaurants. Meanwhile, Gjusta is...

Any Questions? No? That's how you got Nixon – Swami X

X Swami X December 17, 1925-August 29, 2015 “Although crowds gathered once if you just showed your face Now babbling of fallen’ majesty still, a heart that laughter made sweet Now, a crowd will gather and not know it walks the very street whereon a soul once stood to light the moment with mirth.” Author...

Poetry: by Talapeya

New on the Market, Serene and Tranquil by Talapeya O my love it’s perfect what we’ve done Tyvek and tarpaper Spandrel and spackle Foundation and fireplace flue Peaked roof to slough off The driving snows of Venice Beach. Four thousand square feet Serene and tranquil Two point seven mil to build. A deal. Let’s not...

Poetry: Alan Rodman, Roger Houston, Ronald Keith Mc Kinley

growing damp spot a growing damp spot indicated that quite a while ago she had turned on the sprinkler under her sheer Freudian slip she wore not much more than a promise and a whisper of lace but concerns over the drought made her consider doing it all by hand herself using her own watering...

Local Activist, Mark Lipman, To Receive Joe Hill Labor Poetry Award

By Krista Schwimmer – Local activist and poet, Mark Lipman, has won the  Joe Hill Labor Poetry Award for 2015. Named after the legendary Joe Hill, the award is given to a writer whose work addresses occupational culture or Labor Day. On September 7th, at noon, Lipman will set the tone for the entire event when he reads...