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January 1, 2010

A Senseless Murder in Venice Eun Kang, an Electric Avenue resident, was murdered on Dec. 8

Lighting A Candle For Eun Kang By Krista Schwimmer On Monday evening, December 14th, I take Palms Avenue to Electric Avenue in search of the home of Eun Kang, a 39-year-old woman four months pregnant with twins, who had been raped and stabbed to death in her own home on December 8th.  Tonight, at 6...

A Report From Our Correspondent at the Copenhagen Climate Conference

By Ron Ridenour “The Nobel War Prize winner walked in and out of a secret door, and that is the way capitalism and the United States Empire will end up leaving the planet, through a secret back door.” So spoke Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez from the plenary podium on the last afternoon, December 18, of...

Letters

• Gasoline-powered Leaf Blowers – C.V. Beck • Born in Venice – April Newman • Parking in Venice – Cynthia Fenton • Another pedestrian hit on Lincoln Blvd. – Rebecca Alber • Remembering Steve Richmond – Linda Schram-Williams ————– Gasoline-powered Leaf Blowers Dear Beachhead, The other day, as I was heading south on Walgrove, close to...

Preparations Begin For The Venice Neighborhood Council Elections

By Marc Saltzberg April 11 is still four months off, but candidates seeking election to the Venice Neighborhood Council are already lining up.  To help candidates understand the Los Angeles city election process and the Venice Neighborhood Council campaign rules, the VNC will hold an open meeting at 5pm, January 17, at the Electric Lodge,...

What would Saint Joseph do?

By Susie Snakebite Saint Joseph’s Thrift Store has closed in Venice and will reopen in Feb. in Santa Monica.  Norma, one of the staff there, approached me on the street a few weeks ago, very upset.  The whole staff of 5 had been laid off with one extra month of salary.  She asked me to...

The Venice Beat

Women have a right to live free of violence Another woman has been murdered in Venice. Eun Kang, a 39-year-old Korean resident of Electric Avenue, who was pregnant with twins, was brutally raped and stabbed on Dec. 8. In October, 25-year-old Devin Petelski suffered a brutal death when two tons of a silent running police cruiser on Venice...

Beachhead Celebrates 41st Anniversary

By Greta Cobar The Best Paper in the world just turned 41, and we surely had the Best Party ever to match the Glorious occasion. We all got together and had an Orgy at the old City Hall. Extremely awesome poets took the stage and passionately spoke while the audience did not listen, but Begged...

20 Tips For Residential Security

Excerpted from “Stalked: What You Can Do About It,” by Tino Struckmann Be alert of any suspicious persons. Positively identify callers before opening doors. Install a wide angle viewer in all your entrance doors. Install porch lights in front of your house. Install dead bolts on all outside doors. If at any time you cannot...

I awakened to a knife at my throat

When I heard and read about the rape murder of Eun Kang on December 8, pregnant with twins and a single working mother, I was besieged with anger that raised unpleasant distressing memories of my own rape experience 44 years ago. I too was a single working mother with two little boys who slept in cribs...

Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday – Monday, January 18

All too many of those who live in affluent America ignore those who exist in poor America; in doing so, the affluent Americans will eventually have to face themselves with the question that Eichmann chose to ignore: How responsible am I for the well-being of my fellows? To ignore evil is to become an accomplice...
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