Month

October 2015

SHARING ECONOMY with POTEMKIN WALLS and FALSE MARKET RATES

By Roxanne Brown As so many embrace the short-term rental (STR) sharing economy, here’s what I’ve experienced as a resident living with it. I know a single mother who is renting a one bedroom for $2,400. She can’t afford the rent, so she Air B&Bs (ABB) her apartment (illegally) for a week each month, while...

Racism Alive and Well in Venice

By Greta Cobar In this day and age, and especially here in Venice, we would like to think that the last thing we would witness would be a socio-economic, racist hate crime. Indeed, to our astonishment, that is what occurred on August 30. Cadillac hotel owner Sris Sinnathamby ordered his gunman to “kill that nigger,”...

Confessions of X Swami X

10-02 2012 This text was intended to be revealed after my last hand was dealt. After my ashes were sprinkled on a bench in a park in Las Vegas, the capitol of Disneyland. Since this plan is taking longer than I thought, “Now is always a good time.” You can quote me on that. So,...

Swami X Has Left the Building

by: Jack Neworth The Venice Boardwalk is the second most visited international tourist destination in Southern California, right behind Disneyland. But in the late 1960’s the boardwalk was practically desolate. But when I moved back to the area in 1974, the boardwalk was booming with tourists and street performers including musicians, jugglers, mimes, and a...

Letter: LOST IN THE BELLY OF THE BEAST

Dear Beachhead LOST IN THE BELLY OF THE BEAST -as told to Chee Wah Wah seagull- written anonymously out of fear. I was hanging out one evening by the pagoda on Dudley Avenue in Venice. The memorial photo of Shakespeare watched over us. He was gunned down there a week earlier by order of the...

Venice: Find Your Champions

by Krista Schwimmer In both residential and commercial places, “Venice Proud” blue and white signs are posted. The Outreach Committee of the Venice Neighborhood Council (VNC) created this slogan in 2014 to attract more community involvement. As an already, active community member, I find this slogan not only strange, but actually disturbing. To understand the...

Bonin’s Plan for Ice Rink on Venice Beach is Back! Again!

Water is life; water is sacred. by Lydia Ponce CD11 Representative Bonin refuses to cease and simply give up the excessive and arrogant idea to put an ice skating rink at the Ocean Front Walk and Winward Ave. This proposed project was denied a permit twice at the California Coastal Commission. (CCC) First denial- last...

Bonin & VNC Support Demolition Derby

By Michael Wamback, photos by Michael Wamback Council Member Mike Bonin and the Venice Neighborhood Council, in an ongoing effort to provide quality entertainment for tourists flocking to Venice, have authorized a demolition derby. The event is being held daily on Riviera between Westminster and Windward. Those of us who live in this neighborhood for...

In Loving Memory of Monae Lei Momi Hromadko January 8, 1990 – September 15, 2015

The Princess of Venice, one of the most popular and adored ladies of Venice, has sadly left us. Many of us have had many of our days brightened by her big, bright, joyful and sincere smile. Anytime anyone addressed her, her smile was her response. Monae Lei Momi Hromadko could be seen daily on Ocean Front Walk, always accompanied...
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