June 2018


A Historic Showdown In Venice:June 13th By David Busch Hi all, I was asked recently in an email survey to support Los Angeles’ “A Bridge Home”; and attend a support rally and photo-op for it proponents –on Saturday, June 13, in Venice. This will be under the historic “Venice” sign: At Windward and Pacific. I’ve copied...

Letter in support of The Bridge Home project.

Dear friends, I ask you to do something very hard — give the benefit of the doubt to our city on this one: Will you please come to our next Homeless Committee (of Venice Neighborhood Council) meeting for which I am a member? I’m looking for support for the Bridge Home project. Even if you are...

The Latest on the BID

By John Okulick For the last 17 months there have been no services from the BID. Tara Devine, the manager of the BID, has spent $470,000.00 in 2017 alone, of taxpayer money, on who knows what, since she will not reveal her expenses. Not even to the city clerk’s office as required by contract has...


By Jon Wolff  The following is from a recent conversation with Helmut Elmann, the proprietor of Charly Temmel, the local ice cream shop on 1313 Ocean Front Walk in Venice. Jon Wolff: Tell me your name. Helmut Elmann: My name is Helmut Elmann. I came to America in 1988 and, since then, I’m here. JW:...

Long Live the City of Venice!

Dear Beachhead, Your article by Mike Bravo (May 2018) confirmed what other people had told me: that the Venice Neighborhood Council (VNC) meeting on cityhood was a complete fiasco. Bravo, a long-time Venetian, hit the important points, that there was no diversity, outsiders were brought in to tell us what to think and that some...
Hotel ERwin, Venice Racist

Third Protest Against Hotel Erwin for Racist Practices

On Tuesday May 29th a diverse crowd protested Hotel Erwin for the third time regarding its racist practices and their refusal to rectify their behavior.
Vexit Video Promo Fail | Venice, CA

Vexit Promo Video Fail

Recent social media video promotion for "Vexit" fails in similar fashion to it's "Townhall Meeting."


Once upon a time the Rolling Stones sang,“What a drag it is getting old…” What they should have sang was, what a drag it is BEING OLD! The Israel Levin Senior Center at 201 Ocean Front Walk in Venice closed on May 22nd. It will be demolished and in its place Jewish Family Services plans...

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Internment Haiku

Internment Haiku from “May Sky : There Is Always Tomorrow : An Anthology of Japanese Aerican Concentration Camp Kaiko Haiku.” Compiled, Translated, and Prefaced by Violet Kazue de Cristoforo. ZANSHO MICHI SHIROSHI RETSUSHI MAMORARETE YUKU NIPPON JIN Lingering summer heat Japanese proceeding under guard on dusty white road   YANEURA ITA TO FUTOI DENSEN TO...
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