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Youth

Safe Place For Youth – Heroes

 – by Lisa Robins There are new kids on my block. Actually, they don’t really look like kids. They look like they could be threatening… streetwise, dirty, some with an attitude…like they’ve been living in the urban jungle…they have. One time I found a vape pipe on the ledge of my daughter’s window. Another time...

A letter from neighbors complaining about Safe Place For Youth

– The following letter was written in response to last month’s article about Safe Place for Youth (SPY). The author asked for anonymity lest she be shamed for complaining about a social service organization.  Below it you will find a response by Eric Ahlberg Dear Beachhead, In the last Beachhead, there was an article written...

Feed The People Turns 3

3 years of Feeding the houseless on Sunday Nights. 3 years of community support. Written and photos by Eleuterio Navarro Thank you to the original members of Occupy Venice for being the genesis of this program, Tudor Popescu, Rob Dew, Mike Chamness, Lydia Ponce, David Busch, Clark Davis, VitoJosepher Convertinai, Deniz Guevarra, Naz HB, Sirgei...

Plantations of Prisons – California’s Biggest Crop

By Mary Getlein Jason stood before us, a 30-year-old Latino man. He was here to tell his story of growing up in East L.A. and how he met Javier Stauring, who changed his life. Javier supervises the Catholic detention ministry programs at all juvenile halls and probation camps in Los Angeles, Ventura and Santa Barbara...

Little Church of Horrors

By Calvin Moss The skate ramp has been torn down; the Peace with Justice Pantry and Venice Food not Bombs has been forced out. What exactly is happening over at the Venice United Methodist Church? Has Pastor Rev. A. Okechukwu Ogbonnaya, a Fundamentalist Evangelical Christian, brought third world anti-gay bigotry and combined it with good...