Sat - April 1, 2006
John Haag, R.I.P.
John Haag – poet, proprietor of the Venice West Cafe, a founder of the Beachhead and the Peace and Freedom Party – died March 29 after a brief illness.
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Highway to Hell
By John Davis
Well L.A. County is at it again trying to please developers who need extra road capacity in Marina del Rey. They want to replace a publicly funded and owned small craft harbor with non-priority housing and hotel projects.
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Immigrant Rights Defended in Big March in Los Angeles and at Venice High School
By Jim Smith
The Anglo world was stunned, March 25, when between half a million and two million people – by various estimates – turned out to protest in downtown Los Angeles against a Congressional bill that would make unsanctioned immigration a felony.
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In Brief -
• Planning Commission Snubs MTA/RAD Developer and Opponents
• DONE’s Greg Nelson is Retired; was nemesis of old GRVNC Board
• New bylaws, more control endorsed by GRVNC Board
• Creative Circles Formed
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Tenants Organizing as Corporations Gobble Up Housing Around the World
By Michael Kane
AIMCO, the landlord of Lincoln Place, owns or manages more than 115,000 units of the U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) housing (about 7% of the entire HUD housing stock), our local affiliates have encountered them for years.
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Growing up Latino: How Cesar Chavez Inspired A Generation
By Yolanda Miranda
Cesar Chavez birthday on March 31, a state holiday, was preceded by the largest mainly-Latino march in the history of Los Angeles on Saturday, March 25.
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Star Wars Sequel: Firestorms and Nuclear Winter from Missile Lasers
By Taylor Trowbridge
Evangelists of the Strategic Defense Initiative -- more appropriately known as Star Wars -- paint for us a picture of an idyllic heaven-on-Earth in which the great powers have military defense and no military offense. They paint a world of nations safe within shields like the force-fields of science fiction, with no ability to commit nuclear aggression upon one another.
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Lincoln Place Tent City Report
By C.V. Beck
Our Tent City Coordinator, David Busch, was called away on family business. We miss him and hope he’ll be back soon. Meanwhile, hours at Tent City are Wednesdays and Saturdays 10 am to 5 pm, weather permitting.
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Death in Venice
No leads in Ocean Front Walk murder
Last month the Beachhead reported on the Feb. 12 murder of Verika “Tiny Dancer” Popovich at Avenue 19 and Speedway.
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Planting Hope, Growing Lives: St. Joseph’s Breaks Ground on New Center for the Poor, Homeless
By Suzanne Thompson
St. Joseph Center’s mission is to provide working poor families, as well as homeless men, women and children of all ages, with the inner resources and tools to become productive, stable and self-supporting members of the community.
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New Ocean Front Ordinance Redefines Free Speech, Handicrafts
By Erica Snowlake
cops walking the beat, jes like ol’ times. that was the scene Saturday and Sunday, March 25 and 26 on the Venice Boardwalk.
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• Buy Now! - Rex Butters
• Philomene - Stuart Z. Perkoff
• Like a dream - Hillary Kaye
• People Don't Understand Progress - Nancy McCulloch
• Going to Noodles - C.V. Beck
• Strangers in the Park - Lily Tanner
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Story of an RV Owner Caught in the Act of...Painting! in Free Venice (what’s still free of it)
By Erica Snowlake
Venusians! injustices festering along cherry blossom avenues! biking by the Venice United Methodist church i spotted my friend Lush fixing his van in the parking lot. he told me a not-so-funny story, which we continued in interview form days later on the boardwalk.
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April 1st Page; BIZARRO VENICE NEWS
By Chas. Keating. News from an alternate reality.
Playa Vista Corporation apologizes for Playa Vista Development. In a campaign clearly designed to alleviate the apoplexy their brand produces in the Venice community,
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April 1st Page: Venice City Council Declares Eminent Domain at Lincoln Place
April 1, 2007 – In a rare show of unity, the Venice City Council voted 10-0, today, to declare eminent domain at Lincoln Place. Mayor Bill Rosendahl signed the ordinance a few minutes later.
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April 1st Page: Wal-Mart Acquires California in Hostile Takeover
By George Wolfe
SACRAMENTO — Wal-Mart, the world’s largest company, is now the proud owner of the most populous state in the U.S.— and the world’s sixth-largest economy. Management at the Arkansas-based company acknowledge that it successfully completed a hostile takeover of California, which the company says will be renamed Cal-Mart.
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April 1st Page: Renters to be added to “No Overnight Camping” prohibition
April 1 - The Venice Vigilance Committee (VVC) is demanding that the new prohibition on overnight camping be extended to renters. “Just because someone is camping inside an apartment doesn’t mean they are a home owner,” says Wolfgang Ziegler, a leader of the VVC.
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