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May 2, 2009

Spinning the U.S. Passport

By Janet Phelan The Public Relations arm of the U.S. government is taking a “stab” at your travel documents. The latest edition of the US Passport exhibits what appears to be an Orwellian effort to deny the damage to the American dream our country has suffered in the last few years. Not content to spin...

Permit Parking – Not a New Story

By Jim Smith What’s behind the effort to bring permit parking to Venice? In a word, gentrification. In Los Angeles, and cities around the country, it’s a familiar story. A family of professionals spends big bucks to move into a so-so neighborhood. Before long the happy couple looks out the window and sees – gasp...

Poetry

Challenger – Hal Bogotch Yes we can– Panos Douvos The Speed of Thought – Mark Lipman Untitled – RF Wagner, Jr. Modern Times – Jim Smith Woof Woof – John Davis One Saturday Morning in Venice – – krista schwimmer ———— Challenger Walls walls and doors closing closing in exaggerated sighing holy soldier needs voucher nothing nailed to...

Beachhead Recommendations for May 19 state election

May 19 is two elections in one. The city and community college runoff elections are sharing the ballot with six state propositions. Here are the Beachhead Collective’s recommendations: L.A. City Attorney: Don’t vote for Jack Weiss. He is pro-development and has shown little concern for renters while on the city council. His opponent, Carmen “Nuch”...
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