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50th Anniversary Beachhead Bacchanal

Monday December 31, at Beyond Baroque. Times-ish: 7pm Socialist Hour Mingle, Tingle, Lobby 8pm Poets and Singers 9:40 awards/blessings 10:00-1 The Beachheaders We have added some performers since the December issue was printed.  Notably Kristina Olsen, Karl Abrams, Jim Smith, Rob Mullins, Carol Chaiken. The Free Venice Beachhead is published by a volunteer collective of...

In GPU We Trust?

A bitcoin in the hand, is worth whatever it will bring. Bitcoin mining is energy intensive. Finally humanity has found something that is even less of a no brainer than real estate, because no real property has to be transferred. The whole idea is to make a special digital certificate, to be exchanged for whatever...

REESE DAVIDSON vs.VENICE NIMBY pt.1

By Lisa Robins “Everyone wants to help the homeless….but Not In My Backyard!” This is the overwhelming challenge facing the implementation of HHH, the LA City measure approved by 77% of voters providing funding for housing for the homeless. Several months back, there was an opinion piece in the Argonaut titled “Confession of a Venice...

A BRIDGE TO CAMPS

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...

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SARA OMARI

by SARA OMARI In October of 2017, I was on an outing with the other residents of this facility. Midway through the trip I seemed to have lost consciousness. I awoke in a strange small room, and as it turns out it was the UCLA Medical Center. I did not understand where I was or...

Review of Larry Hankin's "How To Be Homeless"

How To Be Homeless – a stage performance by Larry Hankin at the Fanatic Salon. Reviewed by Lisa Robins Accompanied by a wailing saxophone intro, the inimitable Larry Hankin bounds onstage through the intimate, packed, cheering house, for the latest incarnation of his stories of living on the street. Larry ran his one man show,...

Beyond Barbed Wire

Beyond Barbed Wire: Music, poetry, a documentary film, and a panel discussion on the forced removal and incarceration of persons of Japanese ancestry during World War II. May 26, 2 pm to 4 pm at Beyond Baroque Beyond Baroque, in coordination with the Venice Japanese American Memorial Monument Committee, will present on Saturday, May 26,...

Jackie Goldberg's Ballot Recommendations for June 5 2018 California Primary

UPDATED, VERSION #2–JUNE 5, 2018 CALIFORNIA PRIMARY RECOMMENDATIONS Well, there is a whole lot on this June Primary ballot.  Below, I will describe my thinking process, and, in some cases, I will make AN ENDORSEMENT, which will be in bold type and ALL IN CAPITAL LETTERS.  In other matters, I will simply say for whom...
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