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March 1, 2013

Carol Tantau is Just Tantau – And So Much More

By CJ Gronner March 8 is International Women’s Day, so we at The Beachhead like to have the March issue be one for the ladies. There is probably no one better to speak to about women and Venice than Carol Tantau. Not only has she owned and operated her shop, Just Tantau, on Abbot Kinney...

Writing The American Dream On A Grain Of Rice…

By Anne Alvarez Vivianne Robinson is one of Ocean Front Walk’s most colorful and successful artists, known for her ability to write on a grain of rice. Her record is 14 letters on a single grain spelling out “Rumpelstiltskin.” It is an art form that originated in Ancient Anatolia, where artisans began inscribing messages and names on rice, widely known...

International Woman's Day

By Yolanda Miranda In 1977, The United Nations proclaimed March 8 as International Woman’s Day (IWD) honoring the struggle and contributions women had made that  empowered them as equal members of society.  Contributions to society  women have made throughout history, and they continue to this day. A woman’s right to vote was fought throughout  the 19th century...

Letters

Dear Beachhead – Erica Snowlake Dear Beachhead – Lisa Green Dear Beachhead – Don Schraier Dear Beachhead – Stephen Lindow ———————————————– Dear Beachhead, WOW! A LOVE SUPREME! for a fantastically great issue of the Beachhead this moon! Y’all r rocking it! There’s so many amazing artists in Venice and I, for one, always thrill to learn...

Abbot Kinney to Venice: Bring Me Back Home

By Greta Cobar The new owner of the Venice historic post office not only removed the Edward Biberman mural from the lobby, but is also planning to move it to a different location in the building and to partition the lobby. Although Joel Silver did purchase the building from the United States Postal Service (USPS)...

Taxing Big Oil Could Mean Big Money

By Don Geagan Why doesn’t California have a oil extraction tax? As the third largest oil producer in the United States, California is the only state that does not have such a tax on big oil and natural gas. Many attempts have been made to bring about such a tax, but due to the deep...

Get Out and Vote on Tuesday, March 5

By the Venice Chapter, Peace and Freedom Party The recommended candidates participating in the Primary Nominating Election on Tuesday, March 5 are boldfaced below, followed by a simple summary. The choices are based upon how candidates answered a questionnaire prepared by the Southern California chapter of the Americans for Democratic Action (SCADA). There will probably...

Ballona Back Story

By John Davis Many secrets surround that area of land just South of Venice called the Ballona Wetlands. The fundamental issues regard land ownership, government jurisdictions, and the story that is put forth for public consumption. Prior to the arrival of the Spanish settlements, many generations of indigenous people made the bountiful land their home....

Calling Forth the Fourth Wave: Making a Difference in Women’s History

By Nike Wind March is celebrated as Women’s History Month, with March 8 marking the 102nd International Women’s Day. Reporting from the front, I am more than discouraged.  Feminism is the force that changed the social mores in Western democracies and forever altered our culture’s sexual roles. Let’s go back a bit to our own...

Little Free Library

If you walk around Venice, you might notice little boxes in front of houses. On closer examination, it says “Little Free Library – Take a book, leave a book.” Apparently this is part of a nation wide effort to put books in peoples’ hands. It’s a library that is free, with no supervision and no...
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