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February 1, 2009

All Shook Up

By John Davis The pressure wave came first in the form of an audible boom followed by the shock wave .The earthquake was caused by a fault one mile North West of Marina del Rey, directly off of Venice Beach. If you stood at the end of the Venice Pier it would be very near....

What Should Be Done With The Postal Annex?

By Carolyn Rios As reported in last month’s Beachhead, the Postal Annex on Windward Circle is up for sale. This is the last available site in Venice that could solve our two biggest problems – parking and homelessness. The Postal Annex is the perfect site for: 1.  Ground-level parking, desperately needed in Venice due to...

Letters

Postcard from Venice (Italy) – Lance Diskan Parking and Homelessness – Casey Bowen Can we work this out? – C.V. Beck Vote No on Measure B – Dede Audet ————- Postcard from Venice (Italy) Dear ‘Heads, Carousing singers still active at 2 a.m. outside our hotel window – demonstrating roots of California Venetians in the Che...

Showdown on Permit Parking? – The Main Event

THE MAIN EVENT The California Coastal Commission has the final say, short of the courts. It will take up Venice Overnight Permit Parking at its next meeting: 10AM, Wednesday, Feb. 4 at the Huntington Beach City Hall,  in the City Council Chambers,  2000 Main St., Huntington Beach Opponents of permit parking will be carpooling from...

Showdown on Permit Parking? – How Overnight Parking Districts Became An Issue in Venice?

By Peggy Lee Kennedy The Overnight Permit Parking District law, LAMC, was put through the city council by Bill Rosendahl in 2005 and Councilman Rosendahl created districts, through resolution, without a public hearing in Venice. A committee was created by the Venice Neighborhood Council, co-chaired by Stewart Oscars with supporting members such as Mike Newhouse...

Showdown on Permit Parking? – Venice Votes

By Mark Lipman Finally, at the eleventh hour, after two years of community disenfranchisement, the stakeholders of Venice will be given a public vote on one of the most divisive issues we’ve seen since the debate over annexation to Los Angeles.  On Saturday, February 21, all are asked to turn out to vote on whether...

Showdown on Permit Parking? – Alternate Proposal to Permit Parking

By Mark Lipman Preamble: A great many persons in Venice strongly oppose installing permit parking in our community for various reasons and it is improper to simply ignore their concerns. Firstly, the proposed Overnight Parking Districts (OPDs) discriminate against very low income residents, who are forced to live in their vehicles due to the overwhelming...

First Lecture of 2009!

08:56 Tuesday, January 20, 2009, Room 236, Palms MS…..Alone, this lonely watch. Quiet for now./ The room across the hall sounded the vow,/ the oath of office sworn, could barely hear,/ but President Obama’s voice was clear./ Out in the hallway, just outside the door,/ a drinking fountain waits, ready to pour./ No sign forbidding...

Correction – Big Bill’s

 Last month, the Beachhead ran a poem and a photo about long-time Venice business, Big Bill’s. Unfortunately, the photo turned out to be the welding shop next door. This time we’re pretty sure it is Bill Big and his auto repair shop.

The March 3 Election – A Real Snoozer

If you ever wanted to miss voting in an election without having a guilty conscious, March 3 may be your day. How can a civic-minded newspaper say such a thing. Well, you can call it being realistic. There is no serious opposition in most races. There is no “change guy” running to turn things around...
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