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July 1, 2014

Venice, Burning to be Restored

By Jim Smith July is the month of revolutions. The American colonists did it on July 4. The French did it on Bastille Day, July 14. Many more nations celebrate their revolution, or liberation from an occupying power, in July. They include Algeria, Argentina, Belarus, Belgium, Mozambique, Peru, Venezuela and many more. And so it...

L.A. Living in Vehicle Law Found UnConstitutional

By Peggy Lee Kennedy To me it’s a sweet, but sad victory. This recently overturned unconstitutional Los Angeles City law, LAMC 85.02, has been used over the years to harm many more people than the four plaintiffs in the Desertrain vs. City of Los Angeles appeal. Harassment, arrests, tickets, vehicle tows, pets taken to the...

Letter

320 SUNSET UPDATE – IT’S YOUR VENICE – HAVE YOUR SAY By Roxanne Brown – member: Concerned Neighbors of 320 Sunset (CNS) Rose Avenue continues to produce more and more upscale restaurants with liquor licenses and late-night hours. And now, it looks like Sunset could become the next Rose. Here’s a quick update on Rose...

California Coastal Commission's Decision to Demolish 8 Homes Demoralizes Venice

By Krista Schwimmer The superstitious believe that Friday the 13th is an unlucky day. One reason is because King Philip IV ordered Jacques de Molay and theFrench Templars to be simultaneously arrested on a Friday the 13th in1307. Many Templars were then tortured and executed, including their leader, Jacques de Molay. Although the King claimed...

Bonin Walks From Meeting

By Mary Getlein A community meeting was held on June 18th, at the Boys and Girl’s Club in Venice. It was hosted by “Venice Life” to discuss the “livability” of Venice. The spokes-people included Mike Bonin, Peggy Thusing, Steve Waller, Marc Saltzberg, and Sarah Blanch. The subjects ranged from “A Vision for Venice,” Crime, Homelessness,...

A Historytelling: Last Run

by Delores Hanney Research by Samara Jacobs It was ghastly! Young race guy around town, Hal Shain, was zooming along with an alarming absence of due diligence, even by daredevil standards. As he drove too close to the top of the cup-shaped track – known as the Dare Devil Race for Life – his 2500-pound...

The Raft

By Cal Porter Poling a raft down a waterway to get to school? Sounds like something right out of Mark Twain. Maybe Huckleberry Finn or Tom Sawyer did it. But in more modern times? Not very likely. But the fact is my friend Bob and I did it; and we did it many times to...

John Johnson of Change-Links will be missed

By Clay Claiborne It seems like forever that whenever the first of the month rolled around I would be looking forward to new issues of two local papers that weren’t very thick but were very deep, they were the Venice Beachhead and Change-Links. If you are reading this you are already familiar with the Beachhead....

A Parade Was Planned

By John Johnson This is a re-print from the July 1969 Beachhead What could have uplifted the spirit of a besieged community more than a Fourth of July Independence celebration? A day to show our independence and to reaffirm in our own way our desires and duties to free ourselves from our besiegers. The Free...

& Cancelled

By Jane Gordon This is a re-print from the July 1969 Beachhead Thursday started after an all-night rap session among the parade organizers. We had been getting steadily more reports and rumors about what the police had in store for beachgoers on the following day. Nothing we could “prove,” or we’d have taken it to...
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