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Greta Cobar

Interview with Thomas Paine Haag Duggan

By Greta Cobar Carol Fondiller used to baby-sit Thomas Duggan, formerly known as Thomas Haag, Anna’s son. Yes, Anna Haag, who with John Haag operated the Venice West Cafe at 7 Dudley from 1962-66. John, Anna and Carol were also on the collective of the first Beachhead in 1968. One person who knew all of...

Swine Flu: Nothing To Sneeze At

By Greta Cobar Flu season is in full bloom, but most of us are still pondering about what to do.  The dilemmas surround not only the regular flu shot, but also the swine flu shot; not only seeing the doctor or sitting at home, but also taking Echinacea or antibiotics. It’s funny how sophisticated we...

Car Show Stops Traffic on Rose Avenue

By Greta Cobar More than a hundred sparkly cars, motorcycles and bicycles rolled onto Rose Ave, June 30, as the Venice Community Housing Corporation (VCHC) successfully put on its first “Venice Beach Rides for the Community” Car and Motorcycle Show. The event was awesome, to be surpassed only by its mission of raising money for...
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