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Gone too soon…Venice Beach Angel “Frankie”

Red- I met Frankie on the boardwalk many years ago. We knew each other at least 3 years before we became friends, after that we were inseparable. My last day with Frankie was miraculous! O.G.- Frankie was happiest when she was with her son. She was too young to die and full of life. She...

1969 and 2016

by Jon Wolff In April of 1969, a Venice activist by the name of Helene Wolff presented a prepared statement to Los Angeles City Planning Commission. It went something like this: The City’s study of Venice is founded on the idea that it is desirable that property values go up and that everything else is...

Passing: Margie Ghiz April 16, 1940 – February 27, 2016

I worked with Margie Ghiz in the Midnight Special Bookstore collective when the bookstore was at 1335 1/2 West Washington Boulevard (now renamed Abbot Kinney Boulevard).  Then, as well as later after the bookstore moved to the Santa Monica Mall, Margie was a strong spirit of positive change. There will be a memorial service  this...

Fighting to Make a Difference

Defense lawyer, Daniel (Danny) Brookman, has been a surfer and a Venice resident since the early 1960’s. That’s a lot of waves and lots of days as a “Venetian.” You could also say he’s a renaissance man and maybe even a superhero. – by Jack Neworth You see Danny’s law practice specializes in rescuing those...

Ayotzinapa: A Roar of Silence

An international exhibition supported by Los Angeles-based arts organizations, bridging local and international responses to the 43 missing students from Mexico. Thursday, February 18, 2016 5:00pm – 8:00pm (January 25 ­ Venice, CA) On Thursday, February 18, 2016 from 5pm-­8pm, at 685 Venice Blvd., Venice, CA 90291 (Old Venice Police Station – SPARC¹s historic headquarters),...

Peace Walker Takes to the Heart of the Road in Upcoming Longest Walk #5

By Logan Mote My name is Logan Mote. I am also known as Eartheart Walker, a 30 year old activist and artist, living in Venice Beach, CA. A Peace walker is someone who takes a gentle journey of prayer and example. My walking is first of all a prayer for peace. My free spirit has...

Community Calendar February 2016

Thursday, February 4 9:00-11:00 PM – Electric Comedy at the Electric Lodge, $5 Friday, February 5 8:00 PM – Mason’s Noise Parlour – Mason Summit curates an evening of Los Angeles’ most talented young writers and musicians. singer-songwriter Lexie Rose, poet Luna Garcia, Regular Admission. Saturday, February 6 12:00 p.m. Miss Jessica and the The...

John Trudell Walks On…

by Anthony Castillo Here at the Beachhead we celebrate poets, musicians, artists, visionary thinkers, progressive political activists and those in touch with our mother earth. On December 8th 2015 we lost a giant of a man that embodied all of those things and more. After a long bought with cancer, John Trudell, Native American (Santee...

Formerly Hot Venice Real Estate Goes Cold

…and other thoughts. By Eric Ahlberg and the royal we. Oh Blessed Gaia, thank you for delivering me into another year, another cyle of our breath together. There have been signs that we may not last much longer. They are foolish illusions to disempower us. The creative and destructive powers of humanity are huge and...
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