The Beachhead
in the 1960s






Beachhead #1 - Dec. 1, 1968 - this paper is a poem; Venice-Of-America (Jane Gordon), Staff Box, Venice Survival Committee, Column Right, Ads, Cop-Outing (Carol Fondilller), Free Venice! (John Haag), Venice & The Master's Plan (Rick Davidson), Yiddish Poem (Dora Bayrack) -- Click on each page to read --

Beachhead #2 - Dec. 15, 1968 - venice of los angeles (Jane Gordon), the course of Human Events; my venice (Virginia Bohannon), Cop-Frontation(Carol Fondiller); Poem : I would like to be a stranger in town (Martin P. Abramson), PFP Began In Venice (John Haag), Bubble Machine (Jay Jamieson), Cycles and Venetians (Leonard Spear), Editorial, Venice & The Master's Plan (Rick Davidson)


Beachhead #3 - January 1969 - The Course of Human Events, Editorial : Residents Reject Master Plan; Beyond Baroque Opens (mighty quinby) Phil Chamberlin's Trip Logarithms, State PFP to Meet in Venice, Reredos (Carol Fondiller), Canal Apocalypse (Don Roberts), Poem : My Venice Moods (Virginia Bohannon), history's now (Jane Gordon), Venice & The Master's Plan (Rick Davidson)

Beachhead #4 - February 1969 - Editorial : Repeating Destruction of Ocean Park : City Planning Department, Venice Residents Win Delay, The Course of Human Events, The Sea (Dave Murphy), Book Review : All Things Common (Jerry Wells), The Sane Society, Legal Services (T.Timmins), Poem : Fire Flies (Virginia Bohannon), Venice & The Master's Plan : Proposed Venice Community Plan (Rick Davidson)

Beachhead #5 - March 1969 - The Course of Human Events : L.A. Board of Education Meets Venice; 2 Pages of Poetry : Jim Moran, John Haag, Tony Gillespie, Rick Davidson, Lee Balan, Martin P. Abramson, M.W., J. See Weinberg, America Dunnavant, Cindi Lee Editorial : Canal Emergency Action Committee Meets

Beachhead #6 - April 1969 - Photos : Venice Residents Take Canal Protest to L.A. City Hall; The Course of Human Events, My Property's Value (Helene Wolff), School-Duggery (Carol Fondiller), The Peace-Monger Says (Ed Luna), City Hall Lock-Out! (John Haag), Venice & The Master's Plan (Rick Davidson), What's in it for You?(Jerry Brown)

Beachhead #7 - May 1969 - Free Venice! (front cover); Bulletin : Showdown on Master Plan Put Off to May, Course of Human Events, Sic-Sic-Sic, Hog Wild Weekend (Carol Fondiller); Venice Is My Home (Nancy Lacefield), Poem : Untitled (Justin), LAPD Metro Squad Beatings & Arrests, Do Not Co-operate With Organized Crime (John Haag), Open Letter to the People of Venice (Yitzak Gershman), Canals Battle On (Jane Gordon), Poem : Untitled (Philip Marlowe)

Beachhead #8 - June 1969 - Free Venice from the Master Plan (John Haag); Canals Battle On (Jane Gordon); Venice Independents' Day, The Course of Human Events, Poem : Easy Come, Easy Go (G. Myrna Lissauer), Beachhead Poll, VSC Polices Open House (Carol Fondiller), Venice & The Master Plan (Rick Davidson), Community Law (Terri Volpin), Letter (Jean Edelen), Venice PFP Report (Steve Clare), The Peace Monger Says (Ed Luna), Venice Organizing Project

Beachhead #9 - July 1969 and July 4th EXTRA - free venice family reunion & picnic, I.D. Checks Are Not Legal, No Rights in L.A.'s Parks (Peter Young), Welfare $$ for Housing (Steve Clare), Free Venice in Solidarity with Sand City (Walt Sheasby), Venice PFP Reports (Steve Clare), The Course of Human Events, when WE run venice, 1969 : Declaration of Free Venice (photos by Bill Edelen); A Parade Was Planned (John Johnson), & Cancelled (Jane Gordon), Free Venice Warns of Violence; July 4, 1984 (Steve Clare); Meanwhile, Back At The Front (Lynn and Walter Davis), an open letter to Captain Sillings (John Haag), Police Litter Found On Beach

Beachhead #10 - September 1969 - the Plan (Jane Gordon); People's Choice! (John Haag): Rick Davidson Runs for City Council, No Canal Bids!; Canal Festival 9/13 (George Metesky), The Course of Human Events, Police Plot Jails 5; LAPD "Women's Facility" (Carol Fondiller), Renters' Rights (Steve Clare), Political Cartoon (Bill Olive), Sunflower Power (R.L. Christie), A Review : Beyond Baroque 692 (Lynn Shoemaker), Venice Free School, Poem : from Roaches (Bill Edelen)

Beachhead #11 - October 1969 - First Annual Venice Canal Festival (Robin Hembel); Vest Pocket Park Saved Again (Wade Allen), When WE Run Venice (Sam Greenberger); Record-Sealing (Steve Clare), arms & the Man (Carol Fondiller), beyond baroque showing (David A. Schetfler), The Course of Human Events, Poem : The Day L.A. Did Pennants (Ralph), The Peace Monger Says (Ed Luna), Special Election (Rick Davidson), Neighborhood Legal Bind (Marge Buckley), Dear Beachhead, Planning Commission-Revisited (Jane Gordon), Letter (Cheryll Pierce), Venice Free Clinic (Albert Iamele), beachhead endorsement