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Homeless

Mike Chamness, Wascally Wadical, interviewed by Greg Foisie and Ana Orozco

SOC 454 – Sociological Perspectives on Earth in Crisis – Winter 2015 California State University Los Angeles For Dr. Talcott by Ana Orozco, Erik Khachaturyan, and Greg Foisie SOC 454 – Winter 2015 – Group Final Project – Section #1 – Interview Transcript Final #2 Our CSULA student group sought to interview Occupy Venice, and...

HELLO FROM VENICE BEACH (as sung to Adele’s ‘Hello’)

HELLO FROM VENICE BEACH by, Marty Liboff Hello, it’s me- I’m homeless on Venice Beach sleepin in shit & pee. Hello, can you hear me? I’m in California dreamin about who we used to be- when we were younger & free I’ve forgotten how it felt before when I had a home & money. So...

Attention! Mean, Sold Out Politicians Being Poor is Not a Crime! or Welcome to Occupied Venice!

Please dear Beachhead readers indulge me for a moment as I get a few things off of my chest. I’m very angry about a few things at the moment and I believe you should be as well. That is unless you’re a sell out “liberal Democrat politician” or a person who makes no claim to...

Arrests On Third Street

By Mary Getlein The who, what, where, when, and why of it is! Who gathered long time residents of Venice, mostly artists. What? The LAPD showed up at 5:30 in the morning of December 17. Where? 3rd St. Ibriham Butler heard a sound which was the sound of a tow truck operator, wrapping the chains...

No Thanks for the Hungry on Thanksgiving

By Mary Getlein In many cultures feeding the poor is a mandate: they provide for people who cannot provide for themselves. Not in this country and not even in this little town of Venice. It has been decided by the city of L.A. not to allow a permit to feed people in Venice, on Thanksgiving....

Backs Against The Ocean, Homeless People Persevere on OFW

By Greta Cobar The poor are getting poorer and are being pushed further and further, until they reach the end of the rope, or the end of the world, also known as Venice Beach. In the last few months hundreds of people have moved onto Ocean Front Walk (OFW), where they set up camp, almost...

Roadmap to Housing turns into a Lonesome Highway

By Greta Cobar In what could be a viewed as a publicity stunt at best or another slap in the face, councilperson Bill Rosendahl made headlines this week as he ceremoniously handed Alfred Adkins the keys to an apartment in Venice. This is the so-called success story of People Assisting the Homeless (PATH), an organization...

Sleep Out

A movie before bedtime. The Aug. 6 sleep out at the old city hall sponsored by a host of organizations, including the Beachhead, attracted about 75 who slept out in support of the homeless. Unlike the usual night for homeless people, the event featured 24-hour bathrooms at Beyond Baroque and a few sleepers brought along...

The 10 Most Ridiculous Anti-Homeless Laws

By Peggy Lee Kennedy The National Coalition for the Homeless offered a preview of their upcoming report on the criminalization of homelessness by choosing the top ten most ridiculous anti-homeless policies enacted in cities across America. During the term of an alleged progressive City Council person, the National Coalition for the Homeless has now rated...

“Highway to Heaven” or “Roadmap to Hell?”

By Jim Smith   On March 22 the Venice Neighborhood Council (VNC) took another stab at addressing the biggest controversy in our community in recent years – RVs and homelessness. Some outraged voices maintain that the treatment of those living in their vehicles by the L.A. Council office and by the Los Angeles Police Department...