By Jim Smith The California Coastal Commission began discussing Venice permit parking around 4 pm, after hours of hearing testimony from Venetians who overwhelmingly opposed the scheme. At first, I had trouble […]
Testimony to the Coastal Commission
My name is Mary Getlein. I’ve lived in Venice since 1971. One question I have is since people are being arrested for being on the beach at those hours, those nighttime hours, […]
Albert Vera – Arnold Springer Vending on Ocean Front Walk – Della Franco Free Speech on Ocean Front Walk – Therese Dietlin ———- Albert Vera Dear Beachhead, Albert Vera died last week […]
Planes Over Venice, or Santa Monica?
By Laura Silagi, Stephanie Body, Ingrid Mueller, Joan Miner and Mindy Taylor-Ross. Santa Monica residents have received a lot of press lately about the FAA test flight path of a few propeller […]
How Venice Voted
This review of how Venice voted carries on a Beachhead tradition established by Arnold Springer many years ago. These are semi-final results of the June 8 election. The final results can be […]
Is Real Independence for Venice Possible?
By Jim Smith Venice A dream so sublime A fate so unfair What more can be said about Venice after 105 years? Venice has nearly everything: a beautiful beach, a great climate, walk […]
Obscure Facts About Venice
Venice was incorporated as a city, not in 1905, but on Feb. 17, 1904. The original name for the city was not Venice, but Ocean Park. Today, Ocean Park is the name […]
Support Building for Japanese Internment Memorial at Venice and Lincoln Boulevards
A campaign promoted by the Beachhead since 2002 is gaining new supporters. At a meeting of the Venice Neighborhood Council (VNC) Board, June 15, a slide show was presented, two former internees […]
Remarks of Former Internee Arnold Maeda to the Venice Neighborhood Council
I was born in Santa Monica, in 1926 and have lived in Mar Vista since 1958. I am here this evening to voice my support for the MARKER project sponsored by various […]
Take Me For A Sea Cruise
By CJ Gronner Maybe it’s because of all the horror of the Gulf Oil Spill down South, but it seems to me that people here in California are getting a lot more […]
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