Month

March 2018

England in 1819

An old, mad, blind, despised, and dying king,__ Princes, the dregs of their dull race, who flow Through public scorn,—mud from a muddy spring,— Rulers who neither see, nor feel, nor know, But leech-like to their fainting country cling, Till they drop, blind in blood, without a blow,— A peopled starve and stabbed in the...

LOVE IS ALL YOU NEED

is all you need. By Shep Stern In July of 1967, The Beatles sang “All You Need Is Love” and lo, it was The Summer Of Love. A group of young L.A. musicians called Love were in the studio working towards the November release of their third and final album, Forever Changes – an album...

Venice Japanese American Memorial Monument

by Phyllis Hayashibara (VJAMM) Committee members and former Manzanar internees Arnold Maeda and Mae Kakehashi, joined fellow former Manzanar internees Susumu Ioki and Mary Nomura on a panel to speak before approximately 150 juniors at the Venice High School World Languages and Global Studies Magnet on Thursday, February 15, 2018. Maeda, fifteen years old at...

Phillip Melnick – PRESENTÉ

by Jim Smith Phil Melnick, one of the founding staff of the Free Venice Beachhead, died Feb. 4 of lung cancer, just months short of the 50th anniversary of the paper. Phil was a 19-years-old college student when he connected with John and Anna Haag, Rick Davidson and the rest of the Free Venice crew...

Beachhead Bash Was A Smash

By Lisa Robins, with Eric Ahlberg & Suzy Williams A magical celebration was enjoyed by all when we, the Beachhead Collective, hosted the first of our 50th anniversary fundraiser parties on Sunday February 18th. The doors of our beloved Beyond Baroque opened at 7pm for mingling, memorabilia, and a potluck feast. Beachheaders swarmed the lobby,...

Letter to Bonin re: permitted uses on OFW

Dear Mike Bonin and Tricia cc: venicebeachhead The legal permitted use for 619 & 701 Ocean Front Walk according to the most current Certificates of Occupancy is live/ work condominium (residential) units. 619 & 701 Ocean Front Walk are not Creative Office Space in an Architectural Building. The community of Venice has protested Snapchat’s illegal...

VENICE BLACK HISTORY AND THE OAKWOOD CHURCH

By Jon Wolff March 25, 2018 – Sunday 7pm – Seven Dudley Cinema at Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd VENICE BLACK HISTORY – Learn about the history of the black community in Venice, California through inspired and inspiring talks by Laddie Williams MC and Venice Elders. Delve deep into a story that has been long...

Update on Reese-Davidson Community

An affordable and supportive housing development on the parking lots at Venice-Dell-Pacific Venice Community Housing and Hollywood Community Housing are excited to announce that our planned housing development has been named the Reese-Davidson Community, and that images of the site are now ready for viewing!  We are also planning a clean-up, beautification and outreach day...

SNAP CHAT MOVING OUT!

On February 28th 2018, almost exactly 1 year after Snap, Inc. went public amid huge protests that got national attention, Snap, Inc. alerted their media contacts that they plan on moving out of Venice into Santa Monica. One year. The protest that took place that day and the ones organized later in the year were...
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