Month

July 2008

July 2008 – Venice Still Has A Heart!

A packed hearing, June 26, on overnight parking districts (OPDs), firmly rejected the city’s scheme which could require all Venetians to pay to park in front of their homes, while forcing those who live in mobile homes out of their vehicles and on to the streets.  More than 80 percent of those who paraded to...

July 2008 – Venetians Not Pleased with Overnight Parking Districts

By Amanda Renner More than 300 people lined the walls of the auditorium at Westminister School June 26, to voice their concerns on the possibility of overnight parking districts in Venice. “All the comments received, both at the public hearing and by e-mail, mail, or fax that relate to coastal issues are considered in the...

July 2008 – Alternatives Suggested to Parking Ban

After attending the public hearing Thursday night and listening to what everyone had to say, this is a list of alternatives to parking permits in Venice that were suggested by various people during the hearing. • Designated parking lots for those people living in RVs and cars to park at during the night. It would...

July 2008 – George Carlin, renown comedian and Venice canal resident, dies

By Jack Neworth I’m not sure if it’s prophetic, or eerie, perhaps neither that in the late George Carlin’s most recent HBO special (“It’s Bad For Ya”) he commented so much on death. He did it with the same irreverence he gave to other taboo subjects, always with such insight into the truth that audiences...

July 2008 – Letters

Moon Over Venice Dear Beachhead, I just want to thank you for posting Silvia Kohan’s Moon Over Venice song on your website, www.freevenice.org.  I saw/heard her perform this song years ago and it so inspired me. In fact, so much so that I wrote another song, also called Moon Over Venice, in homage to Silvia’s...

July 2008 – Summer Intern Amanda Renner Joins Beachhead

Amanda Renner, a student at Southern Illinois University, is working with the Beachhead this summer in order to gain experience with an alternative newspaper. Renner’s academic goal is to obtain a Bachelor of Science in Journalism, next year, with a concentration in news/editorial and a minor in sociology. She can be reached at [email protected] The...

July 2008 – Five Recent Murders Go Unsolved in Venice

By Jim Smith Is Venice safe? Not for at least five people whose lives ended violently on the streets of Venice during the past two years. After more than two months of effort to obtain the information with a Freedom of Information request, the Beachhead has finally been supplied by the Los Angeles Police Department...

July 2008 – Is Venice Safe? Town Hall Says Yes

By Mark Lipman The meeting started with the announcement that there would be no time limit, that the organizers wanted to hear what we had to say, that our concerns as ‘stakeholders’ (or was that ‘shareholders’?) were what was important and so the microphone opened. As usual there was the customary trepidation, no one wanted...

July 2008 – Lincoln Place Still Fighting Back

By Amanda Renner The Lincoln Place Tenants Association held a fundraiser, June 21, in celebration of its recent legal victories.  Sheila Bernard, president of the Association, was there to answer questions, update guests on the case and inform them about the future of Lincoln Place. Originally there were 795 units in Lincoln Place, however 100...

July 2008 – Ye Olde Town Council Report

By Erica Snowlake  The newly revived Venice Town Council enjoyed its second meeting at the United Methodist Church, June 13, with 39 in attendance, daring the dreaded Friday the 13th. No, a more important taboo was on their minds, the order of the evening being the impending Overnight and Oversize Parking Permits. After thorough go-around...
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