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November 5, 2008

It’s Obama!

America’s Finest Hour The first African-American President of the United States was declared elected at 8 p.m. on Nov. 4. It seemed like a peoples’ revolution to the hundreds of thousands gathered in Grant Park, Chicago, and around the world. And indeed, it was a revolution in the culture of the dominant country in the...

An Open Letter to President-Elect Barack Obama

Dear President-Elect Obama, Congratulations on your victory. While the final results are not yet in, we’re confident that your winning percentage in Venice will be in the 70-80 percent range. The Beachhead was impressed by your many statements that the country cannot afford four more years of George Bush’s policies.  We have hope that you...

Letters

•  We Need Your Help – Lou Boyland •  Thanksgiving Dinner – Fruit Gallery Team •  Stand on Homelessness –  James F. Merced ———— We Need Your Help Dear Beachhead, We are organizing a Books and Bikes after school program here in Venice. Donations of books for young people, bicycle parts, bicycles and bike tools are needed....

Suspect Arrested in Ocean Front Walk Murder Case of Nathan Moore

By Karl Abrams The Beachhead has learned from several detectives of the LAPD Homicide Division that a suspect in the unsolved murder of 25-year-old Nathan Alan Morgan has been arrested and is being held in a Pennsylvania jail on lesser charges. Morgan had been brutally beaten on March 9, 2008 and was discovered partially buried...

A Day in Court for Lincoln Place

By C.V. Beck The Complex Court had a h#earing on October 16 in which AIMCO had filed their demurrer and Judge Carl West made it clear that we are dealing with the preliminaries at this point. It is not anticipated that anything of substance will be reached prior to the new year. At that time,...

Venice Town Council Takes Action Against Over Development

By C.V. Beck At the Venice Town Council meeting, October 10, a presentation was made by Ms. Lucille Saunders of the La Brea-Willoughby Coalition on a lawsuit filed against the City of Los Angeles’ City Council, and its Department of Planning, plus John Does 1-10.  It is a petition for writ of mandate in the...

Power to the People

By Mark Lipman Who says we’re powerless? Back during the September 16, 2008 VNC board meeting, the board of officers passed an amendment at the request of Councilmember Rosendahl’s office, to exclude 520 Venice Way from a motion that all city owned real property in Venice be open to public hearing through LUPC (Land Use...

The US and the Reign of Fear

By Janet Phelan A message of hope in the midst of the darkness. The story ran on the front page of a major metropolitan newspaper in the states. On the streets of Baghdad, hit teams had become a matter of normal course. A car would pull up and shots would ring out. A man, a...

Enough is Enough

By Mark Lipman Money is an illusion. Nothing has proven this more than the recent Wall Street bailout of more than $800,000,000,000. This is money that doesn’t exist, yet there it is as soon as the string pullers want it to be.  Money is basically a tool used by those in power to keep the...

The New President and The Depression

By Jim Smith In the days to come, Barack Obama may look back on his election victory as a mixed blessing if the economy continues its nose dive. At least, readers of the Beachhead who heeded my article, last year, on the economy have been spared financial disaster. As I said at that time,  “If...
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