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October 1, 2008

Beachhead Corrections

Venice novice team “The Dolphins” won the city of Los Angeles Jr. Life Guard Championship, not the Venice High Swim Team, as headlined in the September Beachhead.  Also in September, the geniuses on the Beachhead copy desk changed the correct spelling of Jed Pauker to an incorrect spelling, Jed Parker The Beachhead regrets the errors....

It’s How You Play the Game

By Mark Lipman  Let’s try to put things in terms that people can understand.  At the behest of a handful of power elites, George W. Bush decided that he wanted to invade Iraq, yet he lacked the justification to do so.  He therefore commissioned the CIA to hand him a report with pre-determined conclusions and...

The Venice Surplus Property Fund: A Secretive City Fund Meant for Venice

By Jim Smith There has not been a detailed report to the community in years on the status of the Venice Surplus Property Fund, meant “just for Venice,” despite repeated requests to L.A. city officials, including to the last two city councilmembers. Indeed, there may never have been a report to Venice about this multi-million...

Swami X Speaks

To the question, what is truth?,  let me rattle some keys Truth is in you and me, and also, that old Hemlock-Ripple taster, Socrates Truth is an everlasting, on-going energy Truth is that which opens your heart, and brings you to your knees Truth is God & God is truth,and truth is that which free...

Terrence Leon Sullivan, RIP

Terrance Sullivan passed on very suddenly in August, in Venice, a town he embraced with enthusiasm and with a critical eye and tongue. He was a husband, father of four, a seeker of life, and a friend. He enjoyed writing his comic strip, Undercover Bum for the Beachhead in the mid-80s. Terry was a friend...

My Life In An RV

By R. Mann Independence is of the utmost importance. The RV lifestyle has always afforded just that. When I first began living in a van, in the 60s, it was a matter of necessity. Today, it is an amusing convenience. When I’m not house sitting for friends or staying as a guest in Venice and...

The 26th Annual Abbot Kinney Festival

Tens of thousands attended the Abbot Kinney Festival, Sunday, Sept. 28.  It started slowly, with crews of workman frantically erecting the mandated fire resistant tents on each side of Abbot Kinney Blvd. Instead of one long line of tents down the middle of the street, the Fire Department insisted on a wide fire lane, making...

Back in the 20th Century with the Free Venice Beachhead

By Moe Stavnezer   I wasn’t there at the birth, but I fell in love with the baby, spittle, poops and all. As befits a doting, now turning senile, grandfather, I can’t remember the first time I saw the tyke though I admired its spunkiness, its zaniness and most of all the honesty in its...

Memories of Venice, 1956

I am 8yrs old.Mom moved to Venice in the 50’s. Sleeping in sandy beds of the children of Beatnik poets and artist. Waking in the middle of the night to the artist peeing on his painting and the couch I am sleeping on. Larry Lipton and his wife Netty hosting. Big Daddy and the Gas...

Poetry

• Poem for the Poets – Shanna Baldwin • Possession – krista schwimmer • Blessed – Rex Butters • A Soldier’s Prayer – Mark Lipman • Del Taco #57 – RF Wagner, Jr. • The Ravings of People – Jim Smith • Secrets to the Moon – Hillary Kaye • Venice Eco-Fest – Panos Douvos • IOU, All – Tina Catalina Corcoran ———– Poem for...
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