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Venice Beachhead

YOUR VENICE HISTORY UPDATE

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 7th Avenue in...

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...

THE JULY 2018 VENICE BID MEETING

By John Okulick After two months of partial services, and little to no benefit to property owners, the self-appointed Venice Business Improvement District Property Owners Association’s six members have voted to increase, by 5%, property assessments to those in the BID.This means that six individuals, several who do not even reside in Venice, have been...

REESE DAVIDSON vs.VENICE NIMBY pt.1

By Lisa Robins “Everyone wants to help the homeless….but Not In My Backyard!” This is the overwhelming challenge facing the implementation of HHH, the LA City measure approved by 77% of voters providing funding for housing for the homeless. Several months back, there was an opinion piece in the Argonaut titled “Confession of a Venice...

GRAND DAMES AND DIVAS

  Sunday July 22, 2018 One Night only! 7:00 PM Jacki Apple and Anna Homler join the fatally fabulous Linda J. Albertano for an evening of performance readings, vocals, and sonic excursions, raves, prophesies, healings, and words of warning for dangerous times. Some old, some new, a little blues, and a dash of dark humor...

A BRIDGE TO CAMPS

A Historic Showdown In Venice:June 13th By David Busch Hi all, I was asked recently in an email survey to support Los Angeles’ “A Bridge Home”; and attend a support rally and photo-op for it proponents –on Saturday, June 13, in Venice. This will be under the historic “Venice” sign: At Windward and Pacific. I’ve copied...

Letter in support of The Bridge Home project.

Dear friends, I ask you to do something very hard — give the benefit of the doubt to our city on this one: Will you please come to our next Homeless Committee (of Venice Neighborhood Council) meeting for which I am a member? I’m looking for support for the Bridge Home project. Even if you are...

The Latest on the BID

By John Okulick For the last 17 months there have been no services from the BID. Tara Devine, the manager of the BID, has spent $470,000.00 in 2017 alone, of taxpayer money, on who knows what, since she will not reveal her expenses. Not even to the city clerk’s office as required by contract has...

CORPORATION MOVES IN NEXT DOOR TO SMALL BUSINESS

By Jon Wolff  The following is from a recent conversation with Helmut Elmann, the proprietor of Charly Temmel, the local ice cream shop on 1313 Ocean Front Walk in Venice. Jon Wolff: Tell me your name. Helmut Elmann: My name is Helmut Elmann. I came to America in 1988 and, since then, I’m here. JW:...

Long Live the City of Venice!

Dear Beachhead, Your article by Mike Bravo (May 2018) confirmed what other people had told me: that the Venice Neighborhood Council (VNC) meeting on cityhood was a complete fiasco. Bravo, a long-time Venetian, hit the important points, that there was no diversity, outsiders were brought in to tell us what to think and that some...
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