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January 1, 2008

January 2008 – Ocean Front Walk Ordinance Still Being Debated

There is no ordinance regulating the west side of Ocean Front Walk. The old ordinance was thrown out by the Los Angeles City Council as the result of a lawsuit brought by ACLU Attorney Carol Sobel on behalf of Venice vendors and activists, including Food not Bombs. At a court hearing last month, the judge...

January 2008 – And Still They Come – Poems for Philomene Long

• My Dear Lady Nite – S.A. Griffin • poem for philomene long – John Dorsey Philomene Long’s death in August triggered an outpouring of tributes, sympathy, sorrow and creativity sent to the Beachhead from throughout the country. This month is no exception. This month’s contributions come from S.A. Griffin, contributing editor of The Outlaw Bible of American...

January 2008 – The Venice Beat Poets – The Great River Outside The Mainstream – Frank T. Rios

By Hillary Kaye Frank T. Rios is a man who lives consciously in a world not only inhabited by form but by spirit. He makes it clear that his life is not his own, it is given over to the muse who speaks through him. The path to his muse was not his choosing. He...

January 2008 – Beachhead Poll

What should be done with the Venice Circle? Mark as many choices as you like. __ Fill with water __ Leave the Circle as it is __ Closed to traffic __ Add a fountain __ Add more statues __ Remove the present statue __ Other:  __________________      To vote, go to www.freevenice.org. If you don’t have...

January 2008 – An RV Fairytale

By Erica Snowlake Against my friend’s better judgment, I don’t drive, have never owned and am loathe to even entering nasty, metal, polluting obsessions in which one miraculously floats while seated above asphalted earth at high speeds weaving humanity’s frenzied chaos group mind death wish, blithely deluded about the importance of getting somewhere, no thank-you,...

January 2008 – Impeaching The Vice President – A Congressional View

By Robert Wexler (D-FL), Luis Gutierrez (D-IL), and Tammy Baldwin (D-WI)  On November 7, the House of Representatives voted to send a resolution of impeachment of Vice President Cheney to the Judiciary Committee. As Members of the House Judiciary Committee, we strongly believe these important hearings should begin. The issues at hand are too serious...

January 2008 – Impeachment Resolution From Rep. Dennis Kucinich

Impeaching Richard B. Cheney, Vice President of the United States, for high crimes and misdemeanors.  In his conduct while Vice President of the United States, Richard B. Cheney, in violation of his constitutional oath to faithfully execute the office of Vice President of the United States… has purposely manipulated the intelligence process to deceive the...

January 2008 – Beachhead Readings Bring Back The Venice West

A packed house at Sponto Gallery (aka: Venice West Coffee House), Dec. 15, turned out to support the Beachhead and hear readings by Collective and former Collective members. The evening got started with a reading of Philomene Long poems by her twin sister, Pegarty Long. She also showed a video of Philomene reading America last...

January 2008 – Interview with Venice Poet Frank T. Rios, Part 1

By Hillary Kaye Beachhead:  I’m nervous. Frank T. Frank T. Rios: Of  course you are, you care. Beachhead: Thank you for saying that Frankie. O.K. This is the Frank T. Rios interview. I’m in his home. Thank you Frankie for doing this interview. Frank T. Frank T. Rios: You’re very welcome. Beachhead: I wanted to...

January 2008 – Here Come The Venice Papaprazzi!

By Karl Abrams Whether it’s a local red carpet event with cameras flashing or a Venetian bohemian reading poetry on the beach, the photographers of the Venice Paparazzi will probably be there, enthusiastically snapping spontaneous photos that are, if you have no objections, blended together into a beautifully crafted internet web site (venicepaparazzi.com) for all...
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