Month

August 2010

The Great L.A./Venice Oil Heist

By Patrick McCartney Research by Arnold Springer, Charles Feick and Moe Stavnezer. (Originally published in the Feb. 1985 Beachhead) The oil site the City of Los Angeles leased out in 1964 on the public beach in Venice has proven to be a sweet deal for the City.  Los Angeles has received close to $5 million...

Adventures at the Eco-Fest

By C.J. Gronner July 10 saw Venice become even greener than normal, with the 2010 Venice Eco-Fest setting up shop down at the Boardwalk & Windward. It’s L.A.’s largest free outdoor green festival, and everyone seemed to be real into it … and the timing couldn’t be better, as our Earth continues to scream out...

Getting Around Venice

By Jim Smith Most of use spend the majority of our time outside our houses on the streets and in the buildings of Venice. The exceptions are those who use Venice as a bedroom community from which they depart each day on a long commute to a faraway job. Unfortunately,  transportation gurus and actual planning is...

Swami X Speaks

If God is perfect, and I’m not saying she isn’t, why would she have the need or desire to create, project, manifest a phenomenal, limited world. The only thing I can come up with is, this is the way she is. It’s her nature, the way She, and It, is. What else can I tell...

Poetry

Ballona Wetlands – Sharon Soeller Plath Moon, Bukowski Night – Krista Schwimmer Oil Babble – Shanna Baldwin Moore The Lords of the Earth – Jim Smith Onymous #7, Spell Against Enchantment – francEyE The Poem Takes A Hundred Years To Come – Philomene Long Low tide at dawn – Ray Steding Who is this old...
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