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Venice Beachhead

REESE DAVIDSON vs. the VENICE NIMBY pt.2

By Lisa Robins In the August issue of the Beachhead I laid out what I perceived to be the central problem in housing our homeless population: “Everyone wants to help the homeless….but Not In My Backyard!”I also posed the question at the heart of NIMBY accusations: is our councilperson, Mike Bonin, attempting to squeeze most...

50th Anniversary Beachhead Bacchanal

Monday December 31, at Beyond Baroque. Times-ish: 7pm Socialist Hour Mingle, Tingle, Lobby 8pm Poets and Singers 9:40 awards/blessings 10:00-1 The Beachheaders We have added some performers since the December issue was printed.  Notably Kristina Olsen, Karl Abrams, Jim Smith, Rob Mullins, Carol Chaiken. The Free Venice Beachhead is published by a volunteer collective of...

COMMUNITY CHALK ART PROJECT

VENICE COMMUNITY HOUSING’S ARTS COMMUNITY COLLECTIVE PRESENTS COMMUNITY CHALK ART PROJECT CHILDREN’ S ART PROJECT MUSIC FOOD TRUCKS LOCATION: PACIFIC AVE. PARKING LOT BETWEEN NORTH AND SOUTH VENICE AVE. CONTACT ARTSCSQUARED@VCHCORP.ORG FOR MORE INFORMATION

In GPU We Trust?

A bitcoin in the hand, is worth whatever it will bring. Bitcoin mining is energy intensive. Finally humanity has found something that is even less of a no brainer than real estate, because no real property has to be transferred. The whole idea is to make a special digital certificate, to be exchanged for whatever...

Frank T. Rios — Venice West Poet (March 22, 1936 – August 20, 2018)

By Bill Mohr Frank T. Rios, a poet who joined the Venice West poetry scene in the late 1950s and remained one of its most loyal advocates, died early this morning, at age 82, according to his friend, the poet S.A. Griffin. Rios was born in New York and grew up there; he moved to...

VENICE LOSES THE LAST VENICE BEAT POET FRANK T. RIOS

By Pegarty Long – Photos by Pegarty Long I first saw Frankie in 1974. Not that I actually spoke with him at that time because he was lying back on a chair, dressed entirely in black, head down and talking to no one. He was depressed. His best friend, Venice Beat Poet Stuart Z. Perkoff,...

What Needs to Be Said

by Mark Lipman Due to the draconian 1 minute time limit for public comment at the Venice Neighborhood Council – which prevents a calm and respectful conversation on the issues that are most important to the community, here is my full statement for the people of Venice and VNC: I moved to Venice in February...

THREE YEARS LATER A Trans-National Alliance Response To the Homeless Killings of 2015

by Pat Raphael No,no, no, no, NO! This will just not do in Venice. To come into our community and murder one of our young men, then spend the next few years successfully navigating sham courts in a tilted legal system, and totally escape punishment or meaningful consequence for that killing? No! We do not...

YOUR VENICE HISTORY UPDATE

By Jon Wolff,  photos by Margaret Molloy The West Los Angeles Planning Commission met on August 15, 2018 to hear an appeal from Venice activists to oppose a proposal to convert the First Baptist Church of Venice into an 11,760 square foot single-family dwelling with rooftop parking. This historic African-American church on Westminster Avenue and...

YOU CAN HELP SAVE THE HISTORIC BLACK CHURCH IN VENICE

By Jon Wolff The following is from a recent conversation with the Reverend Oscar Rhone, of Mt. Hebron Baptist Church, on the upcoming appeal to the L.A. Planning Commission to oppose the proposed change of the historic First Baptist Church in Venice into a mansion for a rich couple. Jon Wolff: You’ve been a part...
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