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August 1, 2012

Venice Art Scene Heavyweights Square Off Over Proposed Mural Ordinance

By Roger Linnett What had begun nearly a year ago as a way to replace the current ban on new murals in the city of L.A. and jump start the moribund municipal public art works process came to an abrupt halt in raucous debate before the L.A. Planning Commission and illuminated a schism in L.A.’s...

Mural Ordinance – From the viewpoints of a prestigious muralist and a noted art historian

By Anna Siqueiros and Lisbeth Espinosa In 2011, the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs announced that less than 1200 murals existed in the entire city, and L.A. is no longer the ‘mural capital’ of the country. In an effort to revive its mural culture, the City of Los Angeles Department of Planning...

Letters

Carole Lee Walsh Sylvia Aroth Paul Tanck Dear Beachhead, I was at the Brick House Sunday and having to wait, picked up your newspaper. Needless to say, it’s a great local paper. I was shocked to hear that Solomon was the victim of police brutality. He is a main attraction on the Boardwalk. My out of town friends...

The Fight to Save Our Post Office Continues

By Greta Cobar Escrow is ready to close on our historical post office building in disregard to the United States Post Offices’s failure to protect the building from being modified or torn down by its new owner. Historical protection is just one of several procedures that the USPS failed to follow when disposing of our...

Medical Marijuana Dispensaries’ Future Up in Smoke

By Anne Alvarez and Greta Cobar On July 24, L.A. City council members voted unanimously to ban medical marijuana dispensaries citywide. The ordinance did not initially receive a unanimous vote, as Councilperson Paul Koretz (who backed an opposing plan, which would have allowed up to 182 dispensaries that existed prior to 2007) voted against it. However,...

VNC Meeting: A Study in Patience and Stamina

By Roger Linnett Reduced to what amounted to whining, Venice Stakeholders Association President Marc Ryavec continued his rancorous crusade against the unhoused element of Venice at the regular monthly VNC meeting with a motion titled Right of Way Enforcement, based on several L.A. Municipal Codes, the aim of which was to force the unfortunate of...

Community Improvement Projects Approved at July VNC Meeting

The VNC yearly sets aside part of its budget from the City of L.A. for use by local groups. The annual Community Improvement Projects for 2012 were presented by the Neighborhood Committee to the full VNC Board, which approved funding for the following projects: Venice Boys & Girls Club “Sew What” Sewing Club $1,000 826LA...

Venice is a Poem

By Mary Getlein I walked on the beach, the sun was shining brightly, sweet winds blew over our heads. We looked up: sea gulls riding wind currents over our heads! I was so astonished! It was so beautiful! I was so glad I finally got to California. My boyfriend came back from a summer in...

Anonymous Talks to the Beachhead

By X Thank you, to those citizens of the world who took part in the 99%, to expose the 1%. We, soon, with our brothers’ and sisters’ help, are going to expose the 0.5%, which have hundreds to thousands of millions of dollars. Anonymous is not a communist or an anti-government group, as was reported...

The Lit Show is a Hit – With Suzy Williams

By CJ Gronner Oh, Suzy Williams. How are you so so cool? Well, for starters. she and her husband, Gerry Fialka, put on The Lit Show every year at Beyond Baroque, where you hear the words of famous authors put to jazzy compositions by Suzy and Brad Kay. Where you wind up being not only...
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