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Beachhead #402 - April 2015 - Photos: Bathhouses in Venice; Take A Bath Your Stinker! (Marty (Shtunken) Liboff; Venice Fights Back: NO Short-Term Rentals (Mark Lipman and Greta Cobar); Time to Take Back Our Post Office: Joel Silver Runs Out of Money (Greta Cobar); Staff Box, Sustainer List; Letters: No Title (Therese Daniels); No Title (Tina Catalina Corcoran); My Solution: Build a Wall (David Moeller); The Law of the Land (Rene Kraus); TedX Event Review and Feminism (Teresa Carney White); Where Have All the Neighbors Gone? (Krista Schwimmer); Ad: Fundraiser at Hama Sushi on April 23; Vietnam, Viet Nam (Jim Smith) Poem: Peoples' Victory (Jim Smith); Update: Venice Japanese American Memorial Marker (Phyllis Hayashibara); Think Community and Grow It (Eric Ahlberg); Lyrics: Demo (Sam Clay, Suzy Williams and Eric Ahlberg); No More Fiesta, thanks to Greedy Developers (Joe Delaphaine); Homeless but far from Hopeless (Jack Neworth); Photo by Julie White; Obit: Evans Haas - Fair Winds and Following Seas (Ken Haas); Community Ferments As Alcohol Licenses Multiply (Krista Schwimmer); Councilmember Mke Bonin Takes Jurisdiction (Ivonne Guzman); -- Poetry: For Juan Carlos (Della Franco); The Price of Doing Business (Mark Lipman); u deserve 2 - *2 fight 4 U (bETO tREE sUN); Love Chat (Eric Ahlberg); untitled (Roger Houston); Shopping Cart Lady (Steve Goldman); I Rejoice - When I Hear Your Voice (Tina Catalina Corcoran); me & d (Rex Butters) -- Bed and Beer {reprint from July 1989 Beachhead] (Carol Fondiller); Calendar

Beachhead #401 - March 2015 - SPECIAL WOMEN'S ISSUE - Long Live Millie Mims! (Suzy Williams); Deborah Lashever: Shero of Venice (Greta Cobar); Rock On, Lisa Green! (Greta Cobar); Letters; In Memory of Philip Edward Lord (Sam Abbes); VNC's Questionable Motions (Aura Goldburg); Venice Beach: The People's Beach (Peggy Lee Kennedy); Grunion Party!; Inside the TEDx Conference - A Speaker's Perspective (Brad Kay); Mechanical Car Lifts in Venice? (Ilana Marosi); Net Neutrality Update: WE WON!!! (Anthony Castillo); Print: Pro Choice (Medusa); Update: Gjelina's Gjusta, Sauce, Kim's Market, Rose Cafe (Roxanne Brown); Not An Interview With Paul Beethoven (B. Meade) Poetry: Poem to Philomene Long; Indian Paintbrushes (Paul Beethoven); Earl Newman 85th Birthday!; Poetry: I know a woman (Mary Getlein); Silent Bells (Lynette); untitled (Ashkii Newton); Mind Your Mind (Ronald McKinley); untitled (Roger Houston); Greetings From Slab City (Dusty P. Greenhaus); Poleece in Venice (Moishe Shmendrick); Black Buddha In A Dark Alley (Philomene Long); A New Beginning (Hal Bogotch); "Abstractions on a Reoccuring Theme" (Miles Krumpak); Photo: Rose Cafe Entrance (Pegarty Long); Song: (We Rally Around) The Old Beachhead (Clay, Williams, Kay); Drawing: Chee Wah Wah! (Marty Liboff); Community Events; Photos & Collage: Beachhead's 400th Issue Celebration (Margaret Molloy & Eric Alberg)

Beachhead #400 - February 2015 - 400TH ISSUE - The Beat Goes On! (Marty Liboff); Historical Venice OFW Homes Destined To Be Axed (Pegarty Long); Letters; Tree Massacre at Oxford Lagoon (Charlotte Purein); Sewer Project Broken (John Davis); The Politics of Painting Pagodas (Krista Schwimmer); Je Suis Beachhead; Charlie Hebdo: Not So Much (Jim Smith); Political cartoon (Khalil Bendib); Update: Kim's Market, Gjelina's Gjusta, and Sauce Appeal Hearing (Roxanne Brown); The Illusion of Crime and Enforcement of Poverty (Mark Lipman); Bird Totems of Venice: The Gull (Krista Schwimmer); Poem: Cold Ellison VI (Philomene Long); Poetry: Yhe Poeple's Doge of Venice (Jim Smith); Bringing Home The Beachhead (Brenda Harvey 1978 reprint); The Beachhead and Me (Suzy Williams); A Reminiscence (Jim Zane); My Mom, Anna Haag-Ricci (Thomas Duggan); Poetry: The People's Doge of Venice (Jim Smith); Hybrids (Mary Getlein); My Pain Is Never Borrowed (krista schwimmer); Centurion's COmplaint (John Haag); You deserve to fight for you (bETO); Two Thousand to Twelve (Roanld Keith McKinley); whole world eye (Rex Butters); Homeless I? (John Davis); A Philosopher's Memories of Venice Apartment (John Thomas); untitled (Roger Houston); This Paper Is a Poem (Marty Liboff); Community Events; As Venice Falls, Who Will Hear Her Appeal? (Krista Schwimmer); Get That Filthy Rag Out of My Yard! (Carol Fondiller 1978 reprint)

Beachhead #399 - January 2015 - Happy New Year Venice! (Eric Alberg); Google Fiddles While Net Neutrality Burns (Anthony Castillo); Painting: Venice Sign (Audrey McNamara-Garcia); Letter response from Family Services (Nika Cavat); Bins Are In At Gjusta (Roxanne Brown); Political cartoon (Khalil Bendib); Bird Totems of Venice: The American Coot (Krista Schwimmer); The Christmas Massacre of Trees - 2014- Oxford (Marcia Hanscom); Venice Stories: William Attaway (Jason Hill); Poetry: A Visit (mary Getlein); The Blind Waltz (Miles Krumpak); The American Dream Scheme (Marty Liboff); Yo Saturnalia! (Jim Smith); untitled (Roger Houston); Harry Drinkwater Remembered; 12th Annual Venice Film Fest; Californai Coastal Commission Meeting; Beyond Baroque Calendar; Poster: The Future Is Peace (Asela Perez)




Beachhead #398 - December 2014 - Happy 46th Birthday, Beachhead!; This Paper Is A Moebius Loop! (Erica Snowlake); Invasion of the Afflu-Hip (Carol Fondiller 1974 reprint); Letters; Open Letter to the People of Venice (Yitzak Gersman); VNC President Mike Newhouse, Dictator of Time (Krista Schwimmer); First Venice Street Store For Homeless Smashing Success (Michael Wambeck); Do Not Co-Operate With Organized Crime (John Haag reprint); No Help For Jean - Life on the Streets (Jim Conn reprint); Venice Stories: Jim Smith (Jason Hill); Big Money Wasted on Airport Measure D (Martin Rubin); Women's Rights, Again (Mary Getlein); Update - 320 Sunset - Gjelina's Gjusta - Farce and Fakery (Roxanne Brown); Photo Collage: November in Venice (Vivianne Robinson); Bird Totems of Venice: The Cormorant (Krista Schwimmer); RIP Sunshine Baker; RIP Dr. Geek; Happy Holidays! A Tip Topper Christmas! And a Hoppy New Year!: Hopalong Cassidy (Marty Liboff); Poetry: untitled x 2 (Roger Houston); Blossoms, Blossoms, and Blessings (Tina Catalina Corcoran); At the Laundromat Off Main and Sunset, Venice, 1999 (krista schwimmer); untitled (Alan Rodman); Diane - (Mary Getlein); I Too Bled (Ronald Keith McKinley); I Can't Breathe (Majid Naficy); A Sunset with Mary, Patty and Greta (Marty Liboff); The Talking Stick Closes (Eric Alberg); Poster: Stop Racism! Stop Police Violence! (Scott Braley)

Beachhead #397 - November 2014 - The "Cleaning Up" of Venice (Deborah Lashever); Venice to Newcomers: SpareMe! (Greta Cobar); Letters; Asbestos Poisoning (Romero Matzalan); Moby Dick reading; Gjelina's 320 Sunset Update (Roxanne Brown); Book Signing: The Art Tiles of Venice Beach (Kay Brown); Bird Totems of Venice: The Pelican (Krista Schwimmer); Citizen's Speak to Save Trees - Lend Your Voice! (Kris Ellenberg); Hve a Hunger to Help? Join the People's Potluck (Mike Chamness); 'Homeless Bill of Rights' info; Volunteer for Free Storage Venice; Kidnapping in Venice (Unnamed Beachhead writer); Fly Away (Mary Getlein); Scar Can You See the Scar? (Marty Noel-Nivoli); Manifestation (Ron McKinley); ..And When We Danced, The World Stood Still (Johnathan Leonard Mills); The Map of Your Hunger (B. Meade); untitled (Roger Houston); Trick or Treat - I Touched You Now Ya Got Ebola (Marty Liboff); When The Music's Over (the Doors) (Marty Liboff); Venice Stories: Poster Artist Earl Newman (Jason Hill)

Beachhead #396 - October 2014 - Photo: Chalk Art: Abbot Kinney Festival (Greta Cobar); Watch Out: Cameras are Recording You: Bollards Won't Save You (Greta Cobar); Letters; Krista's Mini's; The Plot Thickens (Roxanne Brown); Bird Totems of Venice: The Snowy Egret (Krista Schwimmer); Drought Strategy: The COncrete Jungle (laura Shepard Townsend); We Could Have Danced All Night (Marty Liboff); New Petition Filed in Sale of Historic Post Office (Greta Cobar); Edward Bieberman and The Painting of the Post Office Mural (Suzanne W. Zada); Occupy Film Series Kicks Off Season (Krista Schwimmer); Poetry: What's Wrong (Pano Douvos); Ways To Fill Holes (Chaya Silberstein); untitled (Roger Houston); Owed to the Children (John Kertisz); Venice Stories: The Gas House (Jason Hill); Poetry: Who Pays for the Pigs! YOU DO!!! (Moishe Pupik); My Cat, Athena (Mary Getlein); Poster: Places The U.S. Has Bombed Since W.W.II (Josh MacPhee)

Beachhead #395 - September 2014 - Venice Celebrates The Life of Jay Adams (CJ Gronner); Letters; Photo: 40-yr Resident Pauline celebrates 100th Birthday (Greta Cobar); Boardwalk Beating: "Worse Than Rodney King" (Krista Schwimmer); Michael Brown (Marty Noel); SMO: A Park...or Biz As Usual? (Laura Shepard Townsend); Russ Baker: from Venice High School to Award-Winning Investigative Journalist (Anthony Castillo); Venice Stories: "Touch of Evil" (Jason Hill); P.O.P. by the Sea (Marty Liboff); Pangiotis Douvos is the Pano we all Love (Greta CObar); Poem: Not to Frown (Pano Douvos); History, Shmistory! (Laura Shepard Townsend); Todd and Theo Von Hoffmann - Two For The Renaissance (Suzy Williams); Don't 'Chekov' This From Your List (Suzy Williams); Kim's Market / 320 Sunset Updates (Roxanne Brown); Poetry: Jay Adams (Marty Liboff); love hate venice (Della Franco); Waiting on the Muse (tom Beatty); Ferguson, Missouri, 2014 (Mary Getlein); untitled (Roger Houston); A Love Affair (Laura Shepard Townsend); About a Love (Virag Vida); Post Racial Ferguson (Ronald K. McKinley); The Great Cop Out! (Moishe da Kooken Cocker); Photos: Beyond Baroque: "Bukowski in the Bathtub"; Abbot Kinney Festival poster

Beachhead #394 - August 2014 - It Struck! (Greta Cobar); Will Venice Become A City of Strangers? (Bruce Meade); I'm Not Pledging That! (Deborah LaShever); Letters; Venice Stories: Shogo Kubo (Jason Hill); Z Budapest: Feminist Witch Who Fights Back (Krista Schwimmer); Kim's Market and 320 Sunset Updates (Roxanne Brown); Venice Artist Stephanie Visser (Tina Lynch); Photos: 8th Annual Venice Community BBQ & Potluck (Greta Cobar); All Aboard the Tram (Marty Liboff); RIP: Carol Pomerantz 1933 - 2014; Poetry: Hands (mina); Carol Pomerantz (Marty Liboff); Surfing the Breakwater (B. Meade); There Are Never Enough Ravens In A Poem; Love, You Are Green And Dark (Philomene Long); You Bring Me Apple Trees, Flowering Apple Trees (John Thomas); untitled (Roger Houston); Perhaps Now (Hillary Kaye); God Took A Photograph (Rus McCoy); To My Unknown Friend (Mary Getlein); 7th Philomenian Presents: Bukowski In The Bathtub; How Far We have Come (Mark Lipman); Poem: One Love (Marty Liboff); Poster: Venice Beach Music Fest

Beachhead #393 - July 2014 - VENICE INDEPENDENCE ISSUE - Happy 109th Birthday, Venice!; Venice, Burning to be Restored (Jim Smith); L.A. Living in Vehicle Law Found UnConstitutional (Peggy Lee Kennedy); 320 Sunset Update (Roxanne Brown); California Coastal Commission's decision to Demolish 8 Homes Demoralizes Venice (Krista Schwimmer); Bonin Walks From Meeting (Mary Getlein); A Historytelling: Last Run (Delores Hanney); The Raft (Cal Porter); John Johnson of Change Links will be missed (Clay Claiborne); A Parade Was Planned (John Johnson reprint ); & Cancelled (Jane Gordon reprint); Batman of Venice (Krista Schwimmer); Wild and Wonderful Windward (Marty Liboff); Archival Postcards of Venice; A Song to Abbot Kinney's Venice (Marty Liboff); RIP: Eden Wingate Eastin Andes; Poem: for Eden (Mary Getlein); Eden in Venice (David Busch); Free Storage Venice: Homeless Sleeping Bag Fundraiser; LAPD Steps Up Harassment of Boardwalk Patrons (Clay Claiborne); Poetry: A Creation Myth (Laura Shepard Townsend); Sometimes (Pano Douvos); The Empty Aisle (Pasquale Trellese); More Or Less? (Spirit of Venice); Property Rights (Mark Lipman);

Beachhead #392 - June 2014 - Front Porches or Fortresses: You Decide (Krista Schwimmer); We Are Venice - Get Up and Fight! (Peggy Lee Kennedy); OH RATS! (Carol Fondiller reprint); Letters; VEN-ICE (Jim Smith); Hate Crime on Glyndon Ave. (Mary Getlein); Maya Angelou: An Appreciation (Amanda Seward); Beware of Google's PR Whitewash (Anthony Castillo); Labor and the Environemnt (Mark Lipman); "Perceptions of Improprieties" Halt 320 Sunset (Krista Schwimmer); ENVIROGATE (John Davis); Free Venice (Marty Liboff); Photo Collage: Big Ugly Boxes (Greta Cobar); Henry V - Five Stars (Suzy Williams); Poetry: Phenomenal Woman; Still I Rise (Maya Angelou); Working In Obscurity / Dying Outside Eternity (Jeremy Roberts); Words (Paul Beethoven); Venice Dreams (Marty Liboff); For Lucca Jazz Winston, 2014 (Mary Getlein); untitled (Roger Houston); Street Dancing (Lynette); Between the Piers (Cal Porter); Photos: Venice Surf & Skate Fest (Margaret Molloy)

Beachhead #391 - May 2014 - What's Up With The Beach Curfew? (Peggy Lee Kennedy); Stopping Hyper-gentrification, One Conversation At A Time (Krista Schwimmer); Photo: Mural by Marioe (Greta Cobar); Letters; Showdown at Ballona Gap (John Davis); Venice Activists Mediate in Beach Cleanups (Eric Alberg); Grunion Festival: Topless Ladies Wearing Roses...(Marty Liboff); Beachhead Recommendations for VNC Elections; Endangered Species Mural (Emily WInters); Lawsuit Filed over "Brooks Avenue Painting" (Greta Cobar); "Story of Venice" Belongs in Venice (Greta Cobar); Kim's Market to become an 80-seat Restaurant (Greta Cobar); Monarchs Not Monarchy! (Krista Schwimmer); Venice Mosaic House: Let's Play House - with Dirt and Color (Greta Cobar); Michael Jost - He's the Most! (Suzy Williams); Poetry: Touched (Franciso Letelier); the story (Pano Douvos); The Fulfiller of Expectations (Humberto Gomez Sequeira-HuGoS); What Style is so Diluted! (Paul Beethoven); Authentic Night (Laura Shpard Townsend); untitled (Devakinandana); The Rich & Famous and the Poor & Unknown (Marty Liboff); Love's Recovery (Ronald K. McKinley); untitled (Roger Houston); Endangered Species: Venice Artist (Letelier & Fama); Laura Silagi & Dennis Hathaway: Activism, Art and Love in Venice (Laura Shepard Townsend); Electric Lodge Event

Beachhead #390 - April 2014 - VNC To Teague: 1414 Main Offensive, Not the Neigborhood (Krista Schwimmer); Construction Waivers Banned in Venice (Greta Cobar); Boxes Blight Brooks (Anthony Castillo); Letters, The Drum Circle and the Criminalization of Free Speech (Ronald K. McKinley); Drawing (Audrey McNamara); Santa Monica Airport to Become a Park (Laura Silagi); Ruthie in the Bakery (Marty Liboff); In Memoriam: Billie Harris: Serving the Highest Art 1937 - 2014 (Chuck Bloomquist); Not Another Gjelina at 320 Sunset! (Greta Cobar); New Bollards, More Yellow Than the Old Bollards (Greta Cobar); RIP: Mama Faith Santos 1953 - 2014; Photos: Return of Sponto's Party (Margaret Molloy); Poem: 7 Dudley (Rex Butters); Sponto's partied like the good ol' days (Mary Getlein); Delightfully Ellyn... (Anne Alvarez); Beachhead Saves the Day in Japan for Hama Sushi (Phyllis Hayashibara); Poetry: The Moth (Philomen Long); Gaia (Ronald McKinley); Now It Is Long Ago (John Thomas); Haiku Venice (Keroac Style) (krista Schwimmer); simply (Frank T. Rios); Poem For Philomene (Stuart Z. Perkoff); poetry is the game (Tony Scibella); Venice as Mecca, or Jerusalem (John Haag); Home (Mary Getlein); Songs of The Gods (Marty Liboff); Electric Lodge Events

Beachhead #389 - March 2014 - SPECIAL WOMEN'S ISSUE - Venice Community Activist Jataun Valentine (Greta Cobar); Dolores Huerta Homage; Interview of Mary Getlein (Mary Getlein); Letters; Google Is Trying to Bring Its Evil to Venice (Greta Cobar); Why is Land Use Committee facilitating Google? (Mark Lipman); VNC Fails to Represent Venice (Eric Alberg); Nightmare on 1414 Update (Krista Schwimmer); 758 Sunset Avenue Project: Twice Defeated But the Fox Still Circles the Henhouse (Krista Schwimmer); 320 Sunset Development (Greta Cobar); Abbot Kinney Boutique Hotel: the Devil You Know (Krista Schwimmer); Photos: Venice Mardi Gras; Photos: Return of Sponto and It Came From Venice Show; Photo: High Surf Closes Venice Pier (Steve Christiansen); Poetry: Franceye, Again; Venice, 2014 (Mary Getlein); Venice Nights (Savannah B. Nolan); Epitah (Humberto Gomez Sequeira-HuGoS); Necessity (Hillary kaye); Remembering Amnesia (Suzanne Verdal); Venice Drumbeats (Marty Liboff); My Happiness Has Wings (James Stone); 1 Wanda (Pano Douvos); You Can't Play Music There (Ronald K. McKinley); Dudley Avenue Pagoda (B. Meade); Letter Response (Shelley Luce); Open Letter to Councilman Mike Bonin (Mark Lipman); Response to Shelley Luce (John Davis); Women of Character, Courage and Committment (Krista Schwimmer); Electric Lodge: Your Solar-Powered Arts Facility!

Beachhead #388 - February 2014 - Local Coastal Plan to Become Law of Land for Venice (Greta Cobar); 1414 Mian Too Much For LUPC! (Krista Schwimmer); Painting: Eclectic Ave. (Frank Strasser); Letters; Bonin Mute, County Screws Ballona, Shelly Luce Is Fast and Loose (John Davis); Political cartoon (Khalil Bendib); Hey, Google, Don't Be Evil! (Anthony Castillo); Guantanamo, Revisited (Mary Getlein); New Year's Day Venice Penguin Swim (Beth Allyn); Pete Seeger: Never Gone (Anthony Castillo); Original Silkscreened posters of Pete Seeger (Earl Newman); Book Review: Art Tiles at Venice Beach (Eric Alberg); Talking Stick Lounge presents Film: How To Become An Outlaw; The Roosterfish - Serving Gay Venice Since 1979 (CJ Gronner); Anthony Newley Hits Venice (Suzy Williams); Poetry: The Venice Primer (Marty Liboff); Beyond All This (Aryn Youngless); Social Soul (Ronald K. McKinley); Homing in (bETO Perez); untitled (Roger Houston); Whole Life is Black (Jax Zepnick); Back Street Life (mt); Never Forgotten: Amiri Baraka (Anthony Castillo); Artist Frank Strasser Reflects the Light and Fun of Venice (Great Cobar); Poem: Feel Like I'm Livin' A Lie (Frank Strasser); Electric Lodge Presents...

Beachhead #387 - January 2014 - Nightmare on 1414 Main Street (Krista Schwimmer); Monstrosity Hotel Proposed Across from Westminster School (Holly Mosher); Letters; Starbucks Brings Jim Crow to Venice (Brian Connolly); To Store and/or To Discard (Laura Shepard Townsend); Santa Monica Airport: Change IS IN The Air (Laura Silagi); Why I Prefer Gangsters Over Yuppies (Rene Kraus); Police Selectively Enforcing Vending Ordinance on OFW (Timothy Trygg); Emergency Services: Enabling Life (Peggy Lee Kennedy); Photos: Venice's Finest Poets Reading at Beachhead's 45th (John Decindis); Poetry: Suffer (Ronald K. McKinley); How Far? (Tina Catalina Corcoran); The Heroic Age of Venice (Jim Smith); The River (Mary Getlein); Red High Heels (Pano Douvos); Bonin, Supervisors Support Ballona Wetlands (John Davis); The Sun Is Coming Back (Eric Alberg); Google's Ghetto by the Sea (Theo Kirkham-Lewitt); RIP Nelson Mandela - 1918-2013; Poetry: untitled (Roger Houston); I Envy You, South Africa! (Majid Naficy); Photos: Beachhead's 45th AnniversaryCelebration.



Beachhead #386 - December 2013 - 45TH ANNIVERSARY ISSUE - Beachheads Write On The Beachhead (Gronner, Cobar, Getlein); Photo: Venice pier (Cary Lopiccolo); Letters; Murder and Mourning in Venice (CJ Gronner); Cruel, Unnecessary, Illegal and Immoral Harassment of Homeless by LAPD (Brian Connolly); Photos: Moby Dick reading (Je Stanford), Anti-fracking rally (Greta Cobar); GQ or not GQ (Eric Alberg); ventures on the way (bETO); Get to Know: Chuck's Briefs (Greta Cobar); Chuck's Briefs (Chuck Bloomquist reprint); And Further Out (Carol Fondiller reprint); Beachhead - inside to out (Rick Davidson reprint); An Interview with John Haag (Suzy Williams reprint); Abbot Kinney to be Christmas Host (Laura Shepard Townsend); Photo: Current Beachhead Collective; An Animal House For Our Zoo (CJ Gronner); Gregg Cruz and Peter Hromadko: Venice Street Legends (Great Cobar); Wanda Coleman: 1946 - 2013 (Richard Modiano); Poetry: Observations On The Color Black (Philomene Long); About God & Things (Wanda Coleman); Bedtime Story (Wanda Coleman); For Luna Archer, 3 Months Old (Mary Getlein); Do You See! (Emily Wood); Notes From Venice (Michael McCoon); untitled (Roger Houston); Atomic Child (Humberto Gomez Sequeira-HuGoS); To live and die in capitalism (Roxanna Gomez Sequeira); Poem: Venice as Mecca, or Jerusalem (John Haag); Community Events; Art poster: Beachhead's 45th Anniversary (Earl Newman)

Beachhead #385 - November 2013 - 50 Years After The Coup That Changed America Forever (Jim Smith); Letters; Town Hall: Venetians Say No To Bollards and Cameras (Greta Cobar); Political cartoon (Khalil Bendib); EPIC P & F Campaign: End Poverty in California (Eric Alberg); Dream Come True: Equal Access to Justice (Greta Cobar); The Townhouse: Drinking Up Venice History (CJ Gronner); Affordable Housing: Basic Human Right (Greta Cobar); Remembering Lou Reed: A Rock n' Roll Animal (Anthony Castillo); Poetry: Miss Suzy - A Love Song (Mary Getlein); Forgetting (Emily Wood); untitled (Roger Houston); Haiku (Devakinandana); Cosmic Grandeurs and warfare (Laura Shepard Townsend); Lives Without Time (Humberto Gomez Sequeira-HuGoS); beats (Steve Tegel); Reflectionless (Arist Niciforos); Assault of a Neighborhood (Laura Shepard Townsend); Poem: The Prisoner (Jim Smith); Photos: Halloween on Rialto, 2013 (CJ Gronner)

Beachhead #384 - October 2013 - It Takes a Village...To Keep A Village (CJ Gronner); Political Graphic: "Monument to the Death of Art and Life in Venice" (Carlos Callejo); Using Art in the Struggle for Social Justice (Eric Alberg); Letters; Historic Preservation Architect Says; Restore the Column! (John Ash); Calling on Venetians to get on board the Airport-to-Park Train! (Martin Rubin); Plane Crash; One More Reason to Close Santa Monica Airport (Greta Cobar); Menotti's Coffee Shop Opens On Windward (CJ Gronner); Zipline Leaves Juan Smelling BS (Greta Cobar); Political cartoon (Khalil Bendib); The Merchant of Venice (Delores Hanney); Change in Peace and Freedom Leadership (Jim Smith); The Venice Symphony Orchestra - Good Vibrations (CJ Gronner); Pondering the Difference: Thought vs Meditation (Francie Wong); Poetry: Why is there always one? (Ronald McKinley); Boots On The Ground (D.J. Carlile); untitled (Roger Houston); Sunday Night (Mary Getlein); Time Is True, But Still (James Stone); Ode to Autumn (Michael Riley); The Blood (Humberto Gomez Sequeira-HuGoS); Only Me (Emily Wood); On Being Homeless in Venice (Brian Connolly); Photos; Abbot Kinney Festival 2013

Beachhead # 383 - September 2013 - Our Oldest Mural Is Gone (Greta Cobar); A New Chapter in the History of Muralism (Suzanne Thompson); Letters; Cindy Sheehan Runs For Governor (Karl Abrams); Coastal Commission Reform, the First Step (John Davis); Third Annual Venice Community Sleep-Out (Mary Getlein); Homeless Bill of Rights Campaign;LAPD in the Spotlight for Racial Profiling (Mark Lipman); CA Prison Strike Exposes US Domestic Torture (Anthony Castillo); Increase Safety by Banning Police Cars on OFW (Greta Cobar); Poem: For Alice Gruppioni, who died here (Mary Getlein);Political cartoon (Khalil Bendib); Love Around the World (CJ Gronner); Photo: Memorial for Alice Gruppioni (CJ Gronner); Group Hug (Lisa Green); Photo: Venice Art Wall: In Memory of Alice Gruppioni (Vivianne Robinson); Banksy On A Now-Removed Garage Door in Venice; Sponto Lives Art Exhibit Party (Ronald McKinley); Sixth Annual Philomenian (Mary Getlein); Poems; Poems Are the World Asleep; The Hunger (Philomene Long); Book Review: Venice, Ca.: A City State of Mind by John O'Kane (Carlye Archibeque); Folksinger Fred Gerlach - Venice - circa 1969 (Michael Riley); RIP Alberta Albertano (P.S. Zollo); Poetry: Tide/ Marea (Francisco Letelier); Beloved (Linda Albertano); The empty apartment (Constanze Fiebach); Chain Link Fences (Paul Beethoven); I have become earth (Jim Smith); Ah! But The Poem! (John Thomas); untitled (Tina Catalina); Like a dream (hillary kaye); Enlightenment (Ronald Keith McKinley); My mouse! (Majid Naficy); untitled (Roger Houston);Community Events; Abbot Kinney Festival poster

Beachhead #382 - August 2013 - Artist Profile: Emily Winters (Greta Cobar); Painting: Seascape (Emily Winters); The Case of the Disappearing Benches (Carol Fondiller reprint); Letters; Prison Nation (Mary Getlein); They don't like Cheerios: Race in America (Ronald McKinley); Peter Lodato: Capturing Venice's Light (CJ Gronner); Big Trouble for Playa Vista (John Davis); Manny's Lowrider Bikes Keep Us Rolling (Greta Cobar); Parking, Traffic and Other Evils in Venice (Jim Smith); Poetry: Venice Nights (Savannah B Nolan); Thoughts At The Beach At Night (Glen Fitch); Madman Driving (Arist Niciforos); Guilded (F. Craig Byers); Questions (laura Shapard Townsend); Job (Ronald McKinley); The Philomenian (Jim Smith); North on Robertson (krista schwimmer); untitled (Roger Houston); Litany For Pegarty (Philomeme Long); The Pool Hall (Paul Beethovan); The Void (Humberto Gomez Sequeira-HuGoS); Humanly Possible (Eric Alberg); Sixth Annual Philomenian; Community Events; Suzy's Lit Show Lit Up the Night (CJ Gronner); Maureen Cotter at Beyond Baroque.

Beachhead #381 - July 2013 - VENICE INDEPENDENCE ISSUE - Venice and the Next One Hundred Years (Pano Douvos); Art: Lennie Canal, Venice (Earl Newman); Poem: Venice Vortex (Krystle Shannon); Letters; Sikh on Wheels: Harry Perry (Delores Hanney); $18 Dollars for 40 Seconds Will Do (Greta Cobar); Big Bill's Automotive Fearing Eviction (Greta Cobar); They're Driving Up Real estate on Lincoln (Greta Cobar); Big Boss Man vs the Indigent Children (Eric Alberg); Political cartoon (Khalil Bendib); Beachhead Front and Center in NOPD Battle (Greta Cobar); This is what commissioner Jack Wickett had to say about Venice, Venetians and the Vibe; Photo: Mayor of L.A. Eric Garcetti, reading Beachhead (Anne Alvarez), How We Won The Third OPD War (Jim Smith), Poem: No Overnight Parking Districts (Karl Abrams); Our Community Efforts: Parking and Post Office (Greta Cobar); Keystone Pipeline: Ecological Disaster (Don Geagan); Photo: Fabian M.V. (David Healey); Poetry: Changes (Marty Liboff); The Mockingbird (Laura Shepard Townsend); North on Robertson (krista schwimmer); The Abyss (Humberto Gomez Sequeira-HuGoS); No Longer (Emily Wood); Beyond (Aryn Youngless); Art or Poetry? (Mary Getlein); Somewhere Over the Rainbow: Rainbow Acres (Anne Alvarez); Community Events; Photo: Neptune Festival (Venice Paparazzi); Photo: Beth Allyn's Venice Bike, Poster: 5th Annual Summer Fest

Beachhead #380 - June 2013 - Keep It Free - Your Spirit and Your Parking Spot (Greta Cobar); Poem: NOPD, NOPD, a thousand times NOPD (Jim Smith); Letters; The Date Rape of Venice (CJ Gronner); Venice High School Getting Greased (Sara Roos); The Learning Garden Takes Root in Venice (Frank Strasser); The Half the Oil Plan (Don Geagan); Total Media Blackout (Mark Lipman); Ray Manzarek: Another Door Closes (Anne Alvarez); One More Time (Mary Getlein); The Rose Cafe Welcomes Back Local Artist Michael Temple (Kathy Leonardo); ARtwalk + Artblock + Artcrawl + Artists (Eric Alberg); Art Aficionados 'Google' the 34th Annual Venice Art Walk and Auction (Anne Alvarez); William Attaway Speaks on Artwalk (Eric Alberg); Francisco Letelier Tells Us How He Feels About the Artwalk (Franciso Letelier); Santa Monica Airport: The Fairness Factor (Martin Rubin); Poetry: GMO, WTO, G.I. Joe, OMG (Mark Lipman); Memorial Day (hillary kaye); Face The (Ronald McKinley); Going Home (Mary Getlein); untitled (Roger Houston); Community Events; NOPD poster

Beachhead #379 - May 2013 - No OPDs ISSUE - Venice Loves You - NOPDs (Greta Cobar); Letters; Venice Stakeholder OPD Pain in the Ass (Peggy Lee Kennedy); Tell the Bullies to Seek Help (Lisa Green); The Truth About Terrorism (Mark Lipman); VNC Forum Regarding Santa Monica Airport (Martin Rubin); Political cartoon (Khalil Bendib); Barnyard Bullies (Ian Dean); the ballerina clown turns 25 (Delores Hanney); Happy Mother's Life (CJ Gronner); Family Literacy Day (Krista Schwimmer); Poetry: Beware The Poem (Jim Smith); Untitled (Emily Wood); order of merit (Christopher Mulrooney); Study of Marigolds (Aryn Youngless); Oakwood Mothers (Mary Getlein); untitled (Roger Houston); Like an Animal without Faith (Humberto Gomez Sequeira-HuGoS); A Few More Arguments Against OPDs (Nancy Williamson); Community Events; Poster: Venice Spring Fling

Beachhead # 378 - April 2013 - Keep Venice Free - No OPDs (Greta Cobar); Photo: Venice Oceanarium (Greta Cobar); Poem: To Be A Poet (Mary Getlein); Letters; Venice Japanese American Memorial Marker Fundraiser (Phyllis Hayashibara); Poverty and the Profit Motive (Mark Lipman); March Venice Neighborhood Council Meeting Overview (Greta Cobar); Sidewalk and Bus Stop Taken Over by New Owner of Venice Historical Post Office (Greta Cobar); Failed Boardwalk Ordinance Leads to Abuse of Power (Greta Cobar); Political cartoon (Khalil Bendib); Crawling For Art in the Snake Run (CJ Gronner); Annenberg In The Dog House (John Davis); Getting Around (Delores Hanney); Happy 25th Birthday, Hal's Bar and Grill (CJ Gronner); Food for the Soul (Anne Alvarez); Poetry: Abbot Kinney's Confession (Jim Smith); Pink Cloud Poem (Philomene Long); A Night in the Ruins (John Thomas); Packaged By Me (Ronald K. McKinley); untitled (Roger Houston); Of Philomene Long (Kristine Mary GLoviak Ferry); Water Fasting (Majid Naficy); What I See (Emily Wood); The Light (Lynette); The Venice Oceanarium: Grunion Party; Photo: Venice Surf and Skatefest (Venice Paparazzi); Community Events

Beachhead # 377 - March 2013 - SPECIAL WOMEN'S ISSUE - Carol Tantau is Just Tantau (CJ Gronner); Writing the American Dream...ON A Grain of Rice (Anne Alvarez); International Women's Day (Yolanda Miranda); Letters; Abbot Kinney to Venice: Bring Me Back Home (Greta Cobar); Taxing Big Oil Could Mean Big Money (Don Geagan); Get Out and Vote (Peace and Freedom Party); Ballona Back Story (John Davis); Women's History: Calling Forth the Fourth Wave (Nike Wind); Little Free Library; Jingles at Bill's (John Davis); Another Nail in the Coffin of Venice (Ian Dean); Venice Filmmaker: Pegarty Long: "An Irish Vampire in Hollywood" (Herbert B. Fishberg); Poetry: Trees (Mary Getlein); Emptied Cup (Arist Niciforos); Hurricane Carla As A Bedtime Story (Paul Beethoven); Elegy for an Immortal (Nike Wind); Simply Passing (Humberto Gomez Sequeira-HuGoS); She (Ronald K. McKinley); World of Gray (Jim Smith); untitled (Roger Houston); HEY! Where's the Sidewalk Cafe? (Tina Catalina Corcoran); Community Events, Painting (Lisa Audino)

Beachhead # 376 - February 2013 - VNC Monthly Meeting: The Great Storage Bin Debate (Jamie Virostko); El Bordello Alexandra (CJ Gronner); Letters; Letter: Declare A "Shelter Crisis" in Los Angeles (Barbara Peck); Chuck Cheats at Ballona (John Davis); A Consequence of Being Human: Homelessness and Human rights (Daniel James Keegan O'Connell); The Gun Control Debate (Mark Lipman); SOme Will Never Be Gentrified (John O'Kane); Obit: Nick Lenin Conn (Tina Morehead); Jazz in the Canals (Anne Alvarez); Edward Bieberman Mural (Delores Hanney); Venice Artists Profile: Barbara Mastej and John Ransom (Greta Cobar); Must_See Art at the Rose Cafe (Nike Wind); Photos: Storage Containers for Homeless; Political cartoon (Khalil Bendib); Poetry: I Sing To My Wild Biology (krista schwimmer); My Great Religion (Daniel J. Kaufman); untitled (Roger Houston); Sleep (Humberto Gomez Sequeira-HuGoS); Rattle Moan (Aryn Youngless); False Hopes (Mary Getlein); Moonlight Porch (Majid Naficy); Old in Venice (Lynette); Community Events; Venice Freakshow: Normal Is Dead (CJ Gronner)

Beachhead #375 - January 2013 - Photo: Venice Skate Park (Ray Rae); Venice Homeless Person Not Guilty - For Erecting a Toilet (David Busch); Letter: LA City Wide Mural Ordinance (Emily Winters); Billboard Blight Banned (Dennis Hathaway); Penmar Park Project Lacks Public Hearing (John Davis); Political cartoon (Khalil Bendib); Our Venice Skatepark: A Diamond in the Rough (CJ Gronner); Mural Illustrating Abbbot Kinney Should Be Moved to Abbot Kinney Library (Greta Cobar); Silicon Tsunami Wipes Out Free Venice (Jamie Virostko); The Killings in Connecticut (Mary Getlein); Sticking ti Their Guns (Jack Neuworth); John Mooney Blows Moonlight Glass in Venice (Greta Cobar); Swami X Speaks; Party for Swami at Bill's (Anne Alvarez); Poetry: Debt Crisis Limerick (TravelinMaam); Where Silence Becomes Light (Humberto Gomez Sequeira-HuGoS); untitled (Roger Houston); The Empty Place of Eddie (Majid Naficy); Xavier (Mary Getlein); Here we Stand (Aryn Youngless); Community Events; Circumstance and Opportunity (Ronald McKinley); Photo: Venice Sign with Touch of Evil mural in background (Todd von Hoffman)



Beachhead # 374 - December 2012 - Venice - Where Art Meets (White Collar) Crime (CJ Gronner); Stand Still for the Apocalypse (Chris Hedges); Letters; Fair Voice on the Sanat Monica Airport Commission (Martin Rubin); California Coastal Commission Silences Pacific Gas & Electric's Airguns (Krista Schwimmer); Archival Photo: Venice Sign Holiday Lighting; The Venice Drum Circle (Free Expression) (Ronald McKinley); Commissioner Burke Speaks to Beach Curfew (John Davis); Political cartoon (Khalil Bendib); Swami X Speaks; Photo: Swami on Ocean Front Walk (1973); Being Thankful on Thanksgiving, and Always (Anne Alvarez); Happy 44th Birthday, Beachhead!; A Beach Head wries About the Beachhead (Carol Fondiller reprint); this paper is a poem....(Delores Hanney); Photos: The Other Venice Wildlife (Joe Stanford); Poetry: come see me, please (Aryn Youngless); untitled (Roger Houston); To Forget For The Moment (Gabriel Johnson); Oil Verbiage (Lynne Bronstein); A Good Mother (Mary Getlein); Haiku (TravelinMaam); Hope (Majid Naficy); Grunt (Suzanne Verdal); Exposed Root (Tyler Uhlenhake); Operation OXX Brigade (Mark Breza); Community Events; Photo: Moby Dick Reading on Beach; Beachhead Collective letter to Readers; Photo: Grafitti Wall: Happy Holidayz Venice

Beachhead # 373 - November 2012 - Life Creeping Back at Lincoln Place (Greta Cobar); Photo: Abbot Kinney Festival (CJ Gronner); Stop Flying Over My Head (Martin Rubin); Letter (Majid Naficy); Letter honoring Carol Tantau (Bill Rosendahl); Stealth Flood Control Project (John Davis); Cannabis Update (Anne Alvarez); Beachhead Recommendations for the November 6 Election; Political cartoon (Khalil Bendib); VNC Election Results; People's Reactions while Canvasing for Proposition 37 (Yes! to Labeling GMOs) (Erica Snowlake); Joel Silver Holds Secret Press Conference Excluding the Press (Greta Cobar); Joel Silver Announces His Immortality at VNC Meeting (Anne Alvarez); Another Night at the Other Venice Film Fesitval (CJ Gronner); Sparkly Party for SPARC's 35th Anniversary Celebration (CJ Gronner); Book Review: The Lure of a Land by the Sea (Greta Cobar);Cats Crying for Your Help (Charles Thomas); The Snake Around Venice (Charles Dunn); Swami X Speaks; Poetry: So Here's My Work Day (krista schwimmer); Parturition (Ronald McKinley); The Old Vine (Majid Naficy); Chemical World (Humberto Gomez Sequeira-HuGoS); Bamboo (Mary Getlein); Beauty is the Outcome (Tyler Uhlenhake); untitled (Roger Houston); Moby Dick Read-a-Thon; Community Events; Abbot Kinney, thanks for the fun! (CJ Gronner)

Beachhead #372 - October 2012 - Don't Sell Out! (Bradley Bobbs); What Have They Done to the Rain? (Mary Getlein); Venice Historical Society Archival: Lennon Sisters Paper Dolls; Letters; Let the Sun Shine on World Peace and a Greener Tomorrow (Don Geagan); "John Steinbeck's 'Sweet Thursday'" (Suzy Williams & Brad Kay); Endeavor Doing Doughnuts over Venice (CJ Gronner); Roseanne Barr, None Other (Ronald K. McKinley); Campaign Song: Roseanne Barr None! (Woodbury, Williams, Kay); The Golden Age of Politics (Chuck Bloomquist); Political cartoon (Khalil Bendib); Nothing Secedes Like Success (Philip Proctor); Sister Act...with Murder (Delores Hanney); Venice is Best when the Kids are Happy (CJ Gronner); Chicago Teachers Strike (Fred Owens); Swami X Speaks; Poetry: Poem For Autumn (John Thomas); Nervous Skin (Humberto Gomez Sequeira-HuGoS); untitled (Roger Houston); "Democratic Womanism" (Alice Walker); Fire in the Lake (Hillary Kaye); you've forgotten how to scream (Rex Butters); Community Events; Poster: Abbot Kinney Festival

Beachhead #371 - September 2012 - Skateboarding While Black (Ronald McKinley); Roseanne Barr Is Coming to Venice (Karl Abrams); Print: The Gas House (Earl Newman); Letters; Venice to Silver: It's Not Your Mural (Greta Cobar); Skateboarding is Not a Crime (CJ Gronner); Police and Selective Enforcement; Snake Man Cleared of All Charges; Roseanne Barr Visits Venice for Peace and Freedom Party; Earl Newman Goes From Venice to the Smithsonian (Greta Cobar); Skate Parks Cheat Environment at Malibu (John Davis); Cannabis Access Set to Vaporize September 6 (Anne Alvarez); Swami X Speaks; Poetry: Ancient Mothers (Mary Getlein); In Search of Love (Jacob Pryor); Woodstock Revisited (L.E. Mintz); Mosaddegh at the Hague (Majid Naficy); untitled (Roger Houston); Photo: Readers and Performers of the Fifth Annual Philomenian (Margaret Molloy); The Venice Sleep Out (Charles Dunn); New Healthcare Provisions Take Effect Amid Controversy (Roger Linnett); Community Events; It's Showtime for Venice Artist: Jaquelyn Fox (Anne Alvarez)


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