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April 1, 2008

April 2008 – Racial Dreams And Nightmares: 40 years Without Martin Luther King

By Jim Smith If the Reverend Dr. King was alive today, he would weep at the lack of progress between races. It is hard to believe that we lost him 40 years ago. It was on April 4, 1968, that an assassin, or assassins, shot the great civil rights leader on the balcony of the...

April 2008 – 5 Years, 4,000 U.S. Dead And One Million Iraqi Dead – Mission Still Not Accomplished

By Jack Neworth  Last month marked the 5th anniversary of the Iraq war. That’s a year and a half longer than WW2, but the news is back to business as usual which means in-depth coverage of stories like Ashley Dupre (Eliot Spitzer’s call girl) being offered a million dollars to pose nude in “Hustler Magazine.”...

April 2008 – Are Murals An Endangered Species?

By Judy Baca Within the borders of the city of Los Angeles all murals must receive a permit from the Cultural Affairs Commission before they can be painted on public or private property. This means that if you choose to paint a mural on the outside of your own property you would need to receive...

April 2008 – The Venice Beach Marching Society

By Kathy Leonardo You may remember seeing The Venice Beach Marching Society creating quite a spectacle, singing on the Venice Beach Boardwalk. They created a Venice ritual every Saturday afternoon, following the horrific devastation of Hurricane Katrina. The much loved Venice Beach Marching Society was created by Venice Resident Bruce Langhorne (who played with Bob...

April 2008 – Poetry

• what i worry about – krista schwimmer • Environmental Angels – Jim Smith • The Seeker – R.H. Dolman what i worry about by krista schwimmer that the squirrel i feed daily will be hit by a passing car in front of me — that my husband will walk the liquor store & never...

April 2008 – Four Poems By James Ryan Morris

She Said  there is a time for us, & a place for that – the poem. such conflict, between the lady & the poem that separation is  today, we look one at the other, both aware that in the final love there is no allowance for tomorrow ———– The Hope softly, woman softly, your voice...

April 2008 – The Venice Beat Poets – The Great River Outside The Mainstream – James Ryan Morris

By Shanna Moore  Winter of 1959 and the boardwalk was bare, riding my bicycle along the boardwalk from Santa Monica down the coast. I’d stop at the Carousel, a gay bar on the Venice boardwalk where all the dudes and dudettes did a line dance…I loved joining in. One day this guy with the eyes...

April 2008 – The Oakwood Basketball Clinic Youth

The Oakwood Basketball Clinic youth celebrate receiving new basketball sneakers from a corporate donor. The event was also co-sponsored by Venice 2000/HELPER to encourage at risk youth in the Oakwood area to develop positive self-esteem, physical conditioning, good sportsmanship and citizenship while promoting educational excellence.   The Oakwood Basketball Clinic trains from 10-Noon on Saturdays at...

April 2008 – Results Of March Beachhead Poll

March’s poll was on whether Venetians approve of oppose the city ordinance that limits a property’s front fence to 3.5 feet. 54% said they opposed it, while 27% said they supported it, and 8% didn’t care or were unsure. Some of your comments included: – Venice lots are substandard and it’s a security issue as...
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