Wed - August 1, 2007
The Art of Ocean Front Walk
By Della Franco
This beautiful artwork is an example of a hand-made piece of art by Jesus Leal. Jesus has been making art for 23 years. He started coming to the boardwalk of Venice in 1987.
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Where Art Meets Crime
By CJ Gronner,
Ahhh, Venice. Beachside bohemia, tourist attraction, art colony, “Dogtown,” close-knit community ... criminal haven?
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The Senate’s Blank Check for War on Iran
By Chris Floyd
As you may know -- unless you rely on the corporate media for your news, of course -- on June 11, the U.S. Senate unanimously declared that Iran was committing acts of war against the United States: a 97-0 vote to give George W. Bush a clear and unmistakable casus belli for attacking Iran whenever Dick Cheney tells him to.
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The Resistible Rise of Antonio V
By Jim Smith
The hero of a million kids in the barrios is in trouble. But unlike Superman struggling to overcome the kryptonite planted by an evil villain, Antonio's fall is one of his own making.
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Neighborhood Councils: White, Rich, Homeowners
By Jim Smith
There is new evidence to substantiate what many have long suspected - L.A.'s neighborhood councils do not represent or reflect the population of the city.
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Report on the July Venice Neighborhood Council Meeting
By C.V. Beck
I attended the monthly meeting of the Grassroots Board of Officers, July 17, at Westminster School.
As usual, the agenda was, in my humble opinion, about twice as long as it needed to be and allowed for the minimum of public comment divided into two parts, widely separated in time.
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Lincoln Place: TENT CITY REPORT
By C.V. Beck
Tent City is once weekly, Saturdays, 10 to 5, southwest corner of California/Frederick Streets, in Venice,
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Elinor Aurthur, community activist, urban planner, writer and former Venice councilmember, 1942 - 2007
Elinor Aurthur, who was born on March 8, 1942 in Newark, N.J, and died last month in Venice, was a committed activist, a loving mother and a wonderful friend.
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Elinor’s involvement in the Venice Community Coalition
We had the privilege of meeting Elinor over five years ago when a group of us in Venice formed the Venice Community Coalition to fight against a horrendous development called Lincoln Center.
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Paper Birch for Elinor
The day after you die
I go and lie down
where the paper birch
touches the water,
reaches toward that other birch
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Bye Bye Beyond Baroque?
By Rex Butters
Loving Venice is living with loss. From the loss of the original canals, to the gentrification of the remaining canals, with neighborhood defining businesses and services choked out by unreasonable rent increases, and friendships and communities torn apart by more unreasonable rent increases, we try to reassure ourselves with what remains, but is anything safe in Venice from short sighted meddling?
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• HUNKER DOWN - Hal Bogotch
• I REMEMBER - C.V. Beck
• THE THIEF ON THE WATER - Charles C Purin
• Untitled - Hillary Kaye
• The Words of the Poets - Jim Smith
• To The Vanishing Bees - Sherman Pearl
• EXSTACEY - John O’Kane
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PHILOMENE LONG’S CONTEST FOR BEACHHEAD READERS
Please send your answers to the Beachhead, PO Box 2, Venice CA 90294, or just keep them to yourself.
Beatitude contestants should memorize the following words by the immortal John Thomas: “Don’t get hung up on anything, stand above, pass on and be free.” Then be prepared to repeat them when asked.
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Sicko – The Movie
By Karl Abrams
Michael Moore has done it again, Venetians. His documentary film “Sicko” about America’s dysfunctional healthcare system will make you laugh and cry for 2-hours straight as you come face to face with the countless and absurd failures of our profit-driven corporate health care system.
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Asking abused kids to speak up
There’s still time to see Project Nightlight’s billboard on Abbot Kinney offering hope and a child abuse hotline.
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