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A Report From Our Correspondent at the Copenhagen Climate Conference

By Ron Ridenour “The Nobel War Prize winner walked in and out of a secret door, and that is the way capitalism and the United States Empire will end up leaving the planet, through a secret back door.” So spoke Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez from the plenary podium on the last afternoon, December 18, of...

Tsunami Alert for Venice

A giant earthquake, measuring 8.0 and four Tsunamis rumbled through Samoa, Sept. 29, killing at least 200 people. Venice, and the rest of the California coast was put on alert after the quake. In Samoa, the Tsunami generated 20 foot waves but in Venice, it was reduced to crashing surf. The Beachhead had been instrumental...

Venetians Cheer As California Coastal Commission Says No to Permit Parking

By Ian Lovett On June 11, the California Coastal Commission voted 9-1, with one abstention, to reject a proposal to institute Overnight Parking Districts in Venice between the hours of 2-6 am. The vote came at the end of a five-hour public hearing, which featured testimony from the LAPD, City Councilman Bill Rosendahl, and hundreds...

Who Owns the Beach?

By John Davis If you are a citizen of the United States, you do. Each individual citizen is sovereign. Instead of a single ruler or king there are millions of us. However, if you do not know or understand the power you wield, such great power is meaningless. In such a system all public officials...

Village of the Damned

By John Davis It has been about 16 years since the Playa Vista Development was plopped into the wetlands by a giant bird called the City Council of Los Angeles in two phases. The Phase Two Environmental Impact Report (EIR) certified in 2004 by the Los Angeles City Council was shut down by the Court...

Residents fight back against S.M. Airport

By Karl Abrams The intolerable noise and sickening jet fuel pollution coming from thousands upon thousands of private jets taking off and landing at the Santa Monica airport yearly has pushed residents to their limit once again. With their hands over their ears, a nauseating metallic taste in their mouth and fears mounting over the...

3 Super-Simple Social Speedways To Save The Earth!

By Amy Dewhurst We’ve all heard the slogans “Earth Day Everyday” but for those of us lucky enough to live in this beautiful beach side city, where the bulk of our activities are outside; beneath the sun, above the sand, here are 3 Super-Simple, Social ways to Save The Earth. Eat Local Organic Produce –...

Coastal Commission Agrees with OPD opponents – Will Hold Hearing in June

By Jim Smith It only took the Coastal Commission a couple of minutes, Feb. 4, to derail the city’s rush to implement parking permits in Venice. The 12-person Board sided with appeals of the OPDs (Overnight Parking Districts) by Peggy Lee Kennedy & Coastal Commission Executive Director, Peter Douglas et al, in determining that the...

All Shook Up

By John Davis The pressure wave came first in the form of an audible boom followed by the shock wave .The earthquake was caused by a fault one mile North West of Marina del Rey, directly off of Venice Beach. If you stood at the end of the Venice Pier it would be very near....

Solar Power to the People? – What’s Wrong With Measure B

By Jim Smith Most voters in the city of Los Angeles may not be even dimly aware that an election is scheduled to take place on March 3. But to many insiders battle lines have already been drawn on Measure B – Solar Power and Job Creation – that is one of five propositions on...
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