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Skills Center Here to Stay

The Oct. 15 dedication of the new Venice Skills Center’s (VSC) permanent building after nearly 41 years of teaching out of many temporary structures gives the L.A. Unified school an all new feel. Course offerings include computer repair, graphic design, business English and math, computer applications, optical dispensing, web design, Cisco networking and dental assistant....

Butterflies and Boulders at Coeur d’Alene

By Renata Robins and Lisa Robins Coeur d’Alene Elementary School is proud to present its Campus Greening Project,  Butterflies and Boulders! The goal of our project is to transform our public school into an aesthetically pleasing, environmentally sustainable campus that provides its students with opportunities to connect with nature. We will be hosting two major planting days...

Venice High Students Push For Memorial For Japanese

For the past several years, the Beachhead has been advocating a memorial marker or other remembrance at the corner of Venice Blvd. and Lincoln Blvd. where local Japanese families were gathered together and shipped to concentration camps in 1942. Many were U.S. citizens and many were small children. None had been accused of any disloyalty...

More Letters From Students In Support of Memorial Marker at Venice and Lincoln Blvds.

Hello, my name is Wendy Santiago, and I am sixteen years old. I go to Venice High School, where I’m in the 11th grade. I’m in the New Media Academy, and I’m in Mrs. Hayashibara’s Honors U. S. History class. In Mrs. Hayashibara’s class, I have learned about the Japanese American Internment Camps, and I...

Students walk out in support of teachers

By Lydia Poncé Two hundred Venice High School students walked out of their classes in support of teachers and quality education, May 15, even as the campus sprinklers were being turned on and off. The ‘Original Five,’ who organized the strike, called out through a small bullhorn, “We strike because our teachers can’t! We want...

Growing Up in Oakwood

By Lisa Marguerite Mora Winding down from an afternoon of errands, I make a right onto Electric and drive parallel to Abbot Kinney and Main Street. This was my old neighborhood when I was a child. It wasn’t called Abbot Kinney when I was a kid back in the sixties. It was called West Washington...

Venice High School Pool Closure?

By Lydia Poncé WTF – Where’s The Funding? The Venice pool closed September 29. A well attended meeting was held at Venice High’s Auditorium on Nov. 12 at the same time as regarding the Cell Tower meeting a few blocks away, no conspiracy just shear coincidence. LAUSD, the city representatives and parents shared dialogue that...

September 2008 – Venice Junior Lifeguards Are New Champs

By Lydia Poncé While Michael Phelps was winning his gold medals in Beijing- the Venice Junior Lifeguards WON the City of Los Angeles Championship, Sunday, August 10th at John C. Argue Stadium Pool!!!! Against the odds of uncertainty: the repairs needed for the neighborhood pool would simply translate into possible closure, for how long? No...

May 2008 – Venice High Students Rally For Immigrant Rights

About 400 Venice High School students staged a rally on May Day in support of immigrant rights. The students left their classes but did not leave the campus. Nervous police and school administrators hovered on the edge of the rally. David Torres, a high school junior, told the Beachhead that the students were not engaged...
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