Month

June 2010

Housing is a Human Right: Math Whiz Needed?

By Cindy Chambers On May 22, the Los Angeles City Council, through its actions and votes, communicated to 61% of its constituents that housing is not a human right. Just let that sink in for a minute. Sixty-one percent of L.A. city constituents now face the reality that L.A. City Council deems housing a luxury...

Fun Things to do in Venice in the Summer

From the Beachhead Collective: Krista 1. Set up my hammock on my front porch and snooze, read, snooze some more. 2. Wear less clothes! (makes hubby happy, too.) 3. Swim in the lovely & warm Pacific ocean (unfortunately wearing clothes). 4. Try out my new, beautiful blue hula hoop on the beach. 5. Check out...

Tragedy of Errors Sinks Oil Rig

By Roger Linnett, The oil volcano (you can’t call it a “spill,” as that implies a known quantity) continues to spew crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico.  As of June 1 it has been doing so for 42 days. On May 29, British Petroleum officially announced that the “topkill” procedure was not going to work...

From the Beachhead Archives

From June 2005 – 5 Years Ago MTA lot The bus maintenance lot at Sunset, Pacific and Main redevelopment is proceeding. An Environmental Impact Report has been issued and is available for perusal at the Vera Davis Community Center and the Abbot Kinney Library. The developers want to put a gated community in the middle...

New Shop with an Old Feel Opens in Venice

By Roger Linnett Recapturing the spirit of Venice of 40 years ago, the Artisan Venice shop at the corner of Windward and Pacific features art, jewelry, sculpture and clothing all made exclusively by artists and artisans from Venice, and everything on display is for sale. Virtually every square inch of wall space is covered by...

Sinking Arizona

By Jim Smith Oh Arizona, where the elderly go to die a Death’s Head has gripped your state. Immigrants raise their eyes and ask why they must suffer such a criminal’s fate. Sunstroke has come early to Arizona this year, or so it would seem. The Anglo majority in the Arizona government has tyrannized the...

Art Walking

By CJ Gronner This past weekend was the big annual Venice Art Walk, (to benefit the Venice Family Clinic) where we remember that Art is what made Venice so special to us in the first place. As the popular T-shirt goes, “Venice: Where Art Meets Crime”. Crime was somewhat in effect, with a rumored mugging...

Butterface Stowell: November 24, 2000 May 18, 2009

By Amy V. Dewhurst Beloved Venice Resident, Butterface Stowell passed away May 18, 2009 at 6:58am. As the face of Venice Paparazzi Butterface always “Made The Cut”. A true local, Butter enjoyed skateboarding the boardwalk with his mom Edizen, boxing and playing tug-of-war with his dad Alex and enjoying leftovers from the finest Venice Establishments....

Edited version – Saving Mother Earth: An Eyewitness Account of the World People’s Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth

This article by Ron Ridenour was edited by the Beachhead for space considerations. By Ron Ridenour Presenting the People’s Agreement—“mother earth does not belong to us, we belong to it”—worldwide was the first act of the Global People’s Movement for Mother Earth. It took place in April in Cochabamba, Bolivia, thanks to that country’s president,...

Full version: Saving Mother Earth An Eyewitness Account of the World People’s Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth

Capitalism is the cause of climate illness! Global Movement begins the cure! By Ron Ridenour Presenting the People’s Agreement—“mother earth does not belong to us, we belong to it”—worldwide was the first act of the Global People’s Movement for Mother Earth. This was carried out in May by Bolivia’s President Evo Morales and representative activists...
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