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Venice, 2007

By Alexa Hilal i opened my eyes this morning to an empty mess of sheets beside me and the fat black cat lola basking herself in the same sun that blinded me. she is still laying on my left foot (which is still asleep). it’s monday, i deduce from the garbage and recycling and horticulture...

June 2008 – Swami X Speaks

By X Swami X Did we fall, were we pushed or did we jump. Am I. I am that I am, a soul, a heel or a chump. Is it reality, a dream or a game; and if so, whose got all the trumps. Cleopatra whispered seductively and mischievously to Caesar, “What I love about...

May 2008 – Why May Day Matters

May Day is a truly American holiday. It began in Chicago in 1886 with the struggle to win an 8-hour day.  121 years later, many Venetians still do not work only eight hours a day. They work many more hours a day and more than 40 hours a week without extra compensation. Many others in...

May 2008 – Letter From Hawai’i

Aloha Venetians from your roving butterfly. I’ve learned a lot in the past four months living on the Big island of Hawai’i. And I mean Living, this Pleiadian starchild knows her roots. Leave a Darwinian Lemuria to the Lemurs, this here is the Motherland of MU. And as ascended masters on Mt. Shasta will concur,...

May 2008 – Results Of The Beachhead Poll

“Do You Feel Safe In Venice” 77 percent of respondents said, Yes, they feel safe in Venice. 22 percent said they didn’t. Some of your comments included: – I do not at any ground where satanic ritual murder rape of men and killing of dogs occur ! – Because the police are doing their job....

Swami X Speaks

By X Swami X Most everyone is looking in the least challenging, exciting and promising direction. Everyone, with the exception of George Wash Out Bush Whacker is looking for genuine meaning,on-going ecstasy and total fulfillment. Down thru the ages, wise man and women, at the risk, and often sacrifice, of their own lives, have pointed...

May 2008 – Jingles Celebrates 34 Years Of Free Speech On Ocean Front Walk

Jingles brought his message that “Meat Is Murder” and his advocacy of a vegan lifestyle to the Boardwalk in 1974. Since then, he has talked to countless people, convincing some to treat animals with respect, and not eat them. “Young people and women are the most receptive to something new,” says Jingles, who was holding...

April 2008 – 5 Years, 4,000 U.S. Dead And One Million Iraqi Dead – Mission Still Not Accomplished

By Jack Neworth  Last month marked the 5th anniversary of the Iraq war. That’s a year and a half longer than WW2, but the news is back to business as usual which means in-depth coverage of stories like Ashley Dupre (Eliot Spitzer’s call girl) being offered a million dollars to pose nude in “Hustler Magazine.”...

April 2008 – The Oakwood Basketball Clinic Youth

The Oakwood Basketball Clinic youth celebrate receiving new basketball sneakers from a corporate donor. The event was also co-sponsored by Venice 2000/HELPER to encourage at risk youth in the Oakwood area to develop positive self-esteem, physical conditioning, good sportsmanship and citizenship while promoting educational excellence.   The Oakwood Basketball Clinic trains from 10-Noon on Saturdays at...

April 2008 – Results Of March Beachhead Poll

March’s poll was on whether Venetians approve of oppose the city ordinance that limits a property’s front fence to 3.5 feet. 54% said they opposed it, while 27% said they supported it, and 8% didn’t care or were unsure. Some of your comments included: – Venice lots are substandard and it’s a security issue as...
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