Wed - November 2, 2005
Venice Hit by Flood of Development
That blurry black patch at the bottom of the L.A. City Planning Department map of western Los Angeles is Venice.
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Battle over the MTA lot
By Jim Smith
One example of rampant development that has Venetians fuming is the RAD/MTA project planned for the “bus lot” at Main Street and Sunset Avenue. The several block square parcel has been public or quasi-public for 100 years. It was apparently obtained directly from the Machado family which had a Spanish Land Grant for the westside, including Venice.
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Playa Vista Loses Major Lawsuit
By John Davis
Playa Vista and the City of Los Angeles lost a major lawsuit filed by myself and a number of other plaintiffs. The court overrode the City Council decision to approve safety measures to prevent the accumulation of explosive underground gas under phase one, the unfinished project.
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Tenants Hang Tough at Lincoln Place Apts.
By Sheila Bernard
In the Lincoln Place situation, there are many important strands, including good urban planning, community input on development, enforcement of conditions of approval on development projects, tenants’ rights, and historic preservation, to name only a few.
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Schwarzenegger gets walloped
Voters in California terminated Arnold’s pretensions as a populist, Nov. 8, by giving a thumbs down to all propositions on the ballot. His Big Business cronies discovered that California is, indeed, a progressive land that prefers teachers, nurses and social services more than it does has-been right-wing actors. See next month’s Beachhead for the Venice vote.
Posted at 06:34 PM Read More
Requiem for Mrs. P
By C.V. Beck
Today, on my way back from the Rite-Aid Flu Shot Festival, I walked past what we, the residents of Lincoln Place usually refer to as “Building 18,” the only remodeled building at Lincoln Place Garden Apartments. I noticed that someone, finally, has taken away all of the ghastly, tattered and shredded, formerly phonily or should I say “faux” (faux-ly?) festive flag pennants that had been around the perimeter.
Posted at 05:36 PM Read More
Rosendahl calls for action on homelessness
Los Angeles City Councilmembers Bill Rosendahl and Jan Perry are calling on the City Council to convene an Ad Hoc Committee on Homelessness.
Posted at 04:38 PM Read More
Lincoln Place Needs Our Help
By Jim Smith
The first article in the Free Venice Beachhead about a threat to the tenants at Lincoln Place Apartments was printed in the April 1972 issue. Since then, the events at Lincoln Place have been an on-going issue around Venice and in the Beachhead. And well they should be. At its height, there were about 3,000 residents at Lincoln Place, nearly 10 percent of the population of Venice, and an even higher percentage of affordable housing in our community.
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In Memoriam: Rosa Parks - 1913-2005
Rosa Parks was called the mother of the Civil Rights movement. In 1955, Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat to a white person, as blacks were compelled to do in most of the south during the first half of the twentieth century.
Posted at 12:42 PM Read More
Venice Development Cases Accepted for Department of City Planning Review (July to September 2005)
CASE NUMBER - ADDRESS - DESCRIPTION
AA-2005-2705-PMLA 329 ROSE AVE THE DEMOLITION OF TWO APARTMENT BUILDINGS TO BUILD TWO NEW CONDOMINIUMS WITHIN RD1.5 ZONE
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Tue - November 1, 2005
• The Call of the Future - Hillary Kaye
• Because you don't know where you are - C.V. Beck
• Giving - Paul Hershfield
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