Wed - December 1, 2004
L.A. takes new swipe at Venice Council
40,000 Venetians Disenfranchised by Someone Downtown
By Jim Smith
Los Angeles’ long history of deciding what’s best for Venice hit another low point, Nov. 16, with the release of an “arbitrator’s” decision overturning last June’s election of Venice Neighborhood Council Board members.
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We Have A History - Reprinted from the Dec. 1973 Beachhead
By John Haag
The first issue of the FREE VENICE BEACHHEAD came out five years ago on December 1, 1968. It had four pages printed on green newsprint (which faded easily and so was not used again.)
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Pocketbook Liberation Or “We Mean Business”
By Hillary Kaye & Cary Shulman
“The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it.”-- Thoreau
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Sudan, just another case of Genocide
By Gia Mayorga
The most horrific images to ever fall before my fourteen-year-old eyes were from Rwanda’s civil war in the early 90’s. The sight of hundreds of Tutsis dead, and floating in a river, their bodies already possessed with rigor mortis, ran through my head frequently for more than a week after viewing the terrifying footage.
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Work Force Call
By Fast Eddie
When I was a young man I had a massive superiority complex. Yet, it was tightly collected. For the thing I prided myself on most, about, was my ability to work hard. And often. And as much as there was, at least where I could find it.
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Lawsuit filed to stop Playa Vista 2
Playa Vista Phase II - opposed by the Venice Neighborhood Council, but approved by the L.A. City Council - is being challenged in court.
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DONE’s Greg Nelson Speaks
From: Greg Nelson, General Manager, Dept. of Neighborhood Empowerment
In previous communications, we warned about the problems that would likely be created if the Neighborhood Council were to proceed with its June 27th election. We offered alternatives and solutions, but were ignored. At the time, and again now, we offer our assistance and advice to assure that the Venice community will once again have a Neighborhood Council to call its own.
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A Response to DONE
By Elinor Aurthur, GRVNC Board Member
Mr. Greg Nelson, of the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment, has waged two assaults on our popular, democratically elected Grass Roots Venice Neighborhood Council.
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Democrats To Grow Presidential Candidate From Stem Cell
Reeling from the 2004 presidential race, Democratic party leaders take steps to create the perfect “biotech candidate” for 2008. Says one Southern California scientist: “He'll be a formidable individual with conviction — and a real spine!”
By George Wolfe
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This month the Beachhead salutes one of its own, Lydia Poncé!
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The University of Venice – Education and Dialogue is Empowerment
By Rev. Thomas Ziegert
First a short story: Several months ago I attended a meeting called by members of the community to engage the police who had placed a mobile substation adjacent to the community center. Rather than being protected by the police these citizens felt more intimidated, harassed, and violated.
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Centennial Committees Hard at Work
By Jim Smith
Readers of last month's Beachhead article, “Venice Centennial - Country Club Style,” may have gotten the wrong impression that there is only one organization working on the 100th anniversary of Venice.
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• Venice Is - Alan Rodman
• Love Me - Lynette
• Coupons for the Poor - Fast Eddie
• THE AMERICAN DREAMERS - Robin Touchstone
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By Carol Fondiller
Oh Anarchy, oh Anarchy
Such a pretty sight to see
We think that people have free will
to do good if not taught ill
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