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CORPORATION MOVES IN NEXT DOOR TO SMALL BUSINESS

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...

REMEMBER OUR HAPPY DAYS

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...

QUESTIONS ANSWERED ONLINE

QUESTIONS ANSWERED ONLINE by era Q: If you had a time machine that could travel into the past, what era would you visit? A:Hmmm. +Anywhere? Advance scouting would be helpful, history is notoriously inaccurate, and locals may be thuggish. The honored guest of an ancient “High” Civilization’s great Artist. Nice RPG. Sent 9:06 AM Q:If...

TROUBLES

– marty liboff (sung to a reggae beat) Troubles here, there and everywhere. A troubled time, a troubled mind a world gone blind. Troubles all around me more and more troubles I see. Troubles we all share pain and suffering we all bear. Trouble and more trouble troubles come on the double. Troubles all around...

I’d Like to Punch Fred Astaire in the Nose

I’d Like to Punch Fred Astaire in the Nose marty liboff I fell in love and gave her a rose she said I’m too short & have a big nose. I saw an old movie musical with Fred & Ginger he was short but was a great dancer and singer. So I crooned and sang...
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