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Airport Commission okays proposal for separating north runways By Helga Gendell The Los Angeles Board of Airport Commissioners voted 6-1 Feb. 5 to approve Los Angeles World Airports’ proposed Specific Plan Amendment Study (SPAS) Alternatives 1 and 9, which call for separating the north runways at Los Angeles International Airport by 260 feet. Commission Vice President Val Velasco was the only member to oppose the LAWA staff’s recommendation of Alternatives 1 and 9. Many Westchester-Playa del Rey community members have pushed for Alternative 2, which does not relocate the northernmost runway. Velasco told The Argonaut, “We as commissioners have the responsibility to not only the adjacent communities but to the chambers of commerce and everyone in the trade and tourism business to select the SPAS alternative that doesn’t violate the settlement agreement, that is the environmentally superior alternative, that is the most efficient and extremely safe in its current configuration, and that actually encourages growth at other airports to avoid future ground and airspace

gridlock. If we reject a plan such as Alternative 2 that performs as environmentally superior, is more efficient and is extremely safe in its current configuration, we are irresponsible; we are breaking the law.” At a Jan. 31 special meeting, the Airport Commission heard comments from the public on the proposal for separating the north airfield runways. Residents and business owners who oppose Los Angeles World Airports staff’s choice of SPAS Alternative 1 and 9 told commissioners that they support Alternatives 2 and 9 because Alternative 1 calls for moving the northernmost runway 260 feet closer toward the Westchester-Playa del Rey community, in addition to constructing a center taxiway between the two runways, and reconfiguration of Lincoln Boulevard. Alternative 9 is an option for LAX’s ground transportation system featuring “new ground facilities outside the Central Terminal Area that would include an intermodal transportation facility, a consolidat(Continued on page 10)

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The 12th annual Venice Beach Mardi Gras festivities will kick off with a parade along Ocean Front Walk at noon Saturday, Feb. 9.

Students from China’s King Far Orchestra performed for their parents through videoconferencing at Mark Twain Middle School on Feb. 1.

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School concert spotlights ‘Kaleidoscope’ of colors, culture and languages By Gary Walker It was East meets West in more ways than one when a group of Chinese musicians and singers arrived in Los Angeles on Feb. 1 to take part in a unique concert that displayed the capabilities and benefits of living in a world equipped with 21st century technology. Chinese performers have visited Los Angeles in the past, but this troupe were children of middle-school age who took part in a cultural celebration at Mark Twain Middle School in Mar Vista, which is a world languages magnet. The “Kaleidoscope” concert at the middle school’s auditorium is the latest initiative that the language magnet is undertaking in an effort to teach children the customs, cultures and languages of diverse nations and continue to develop a growing pipeline in Venice/Mar Vista area schools that spotlight foreign languages and cultures as a large part of their curriculum. Broadway Elementary School

in Venice and Grand View Boulevard Elementary School in Mar Vista have instituted Mandarin and Spanish immersion, respectively, at their schools. The King Far School Orchestra in Xi’an, China, one of the top orchestra schools in Asia, performed along with Mark Twain’s Bell Ringers, who entertained audiences at the 2012 London Summer Olympics. There was also a performance of a Chinese dance and the singing of a traditional Chinese New Year song by students at Broadway Elementary. The celebration of the Chinese New Year, which falls on Sunday, Feb. 10, served as the backdrop for the concert as well as a number of cultural and language related themes throughout the day at the school, including art projects by Mark Twain students that featured designs and drawings of Chinese symbolism and characters. The unique portion of the event was that many of the students’ parents in China were

able to see their children perform in the United States. Through the use of Skype, an Internet phone service provider that allows free calling between computers, Mark Twain was able to use its videoconferencing software to connect with parents in China. On a screen in the auditorium, the concert was shown in China, where it was Feb. 2. in real time. Jorge Gallego, Mark Twain’s technology coordinator, noted how technology can be used in pursuing the middle school’s dream of connecting students from different nations without traveling thousands of miles. “The (King Far) students are attending a boarding school and they come from many different parts of China, so there was no way that we could get them all together,” Gallego explained. “So we’re connecting with them through Skype, and during the concert we will be able to connect with many of them and the (Continued on page 6)

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Plenty more to discuss on interpretive center

Re: “Proposed center in ecological reserve widens rift between state agencies and some environmental groups” (Argonaut, Jan. 31). I’m glad to see this issue receive attention in the media, but a few clarifications are in order. While I agree with Liza deVilla Ameen that Area C could benefit from improvement, she may not realize that several groups have spent thousands of volunteer hours over many years clearing trash and invasive species from this area. The program is currently run by a group called EcoKids. Had the Annenberg Foundation reached out to us ahead of their announcement, we could have shared valuable information about the history of the area that they seem to lack. It has been pointed out that this same proj-

ect was originally slated for Palos Verdes but was rejected by local residents there. One almost gets the sense that perhaps there is a big chunk of restricted money and that Annenberg simply needs a location that can support a project meeting the criteria of the grant/donation so that they can spend that money. Whether that is the case or not, the talks leading up to this agreement were anything but transparent. It is a disappointing approach from an organization that has done so much good and whose motto is “Advancing Public Well-Being Through Improved Communication.” It is also worth noting that the decision to leave the baseball fields in Area C now seems to be final, but that was not previously the case. Several restoration alternatives, as depicted on the project web site, show Area C without ball fields. So it is clear that this VOL 43, NO 6

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newly proposed development will have an impact on the environmental impact report/environmental impact study process for the entire restoration. It is premature to be talking about completing construction of these facilities. There is a great deal of work to be done evaluating the impact of these structures, and the foundation’s closed approach to the decision-making process so far certainly didn’t give any kind of a head start. [One minor correction for the record: I am president of the Ballona Wetlands Land Trust. Tom Francis is our executive director.] Walter Lamb Ballona Wetlands Land Trust

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Re: “Proposed center in ecological reserve widens rift between state agencies and some environmental groups” (Argonaut, Jan. 31). I found odd the caption under the front page photograph of herons and egrets, “Wetlands birds like these could soon be sharing a section of Area C of the Ballona Wetlands with an interpretive nature center funded by the Annenberg Foundation.” Really? Does that mean that 4-foot-tall water birds can “share” the parking lot and retail space of the interpretive center? I hope Annenberg alerts its custodial staff to the magnitude of Great Blue Heron poop. There has been too much building in the Ballona Wetlands already. Bulldozing wetlands in order to build a center to educate people about the wetlands, instead of allowing them to look at the real wetlands, is much like the U.S. official during the Vietnam War who told Associated Press reporter Peter Arnett, “It became necessary to destroy the town in order to save it.”

Annenberg can certainly find a more ecologically and socially responsible location for the center and should do so. Frances Longmire Culver City

No damage done with interpretive center

Re: “Proposed center in ecological reserve widens rift between state agencies and some environmental groups” (Argonaut, Jan. 31). The Friends of Ballona Wetlands supports the planned Annenberg Foundation interpretive center. Anyone is entitled to oppose the center for whatever reasons, but let’s please look at the facts: The proposed center will displace at most 6 to 12 acres (1-2 percent) of the restoration project area of 600 acres. The proposed Annenberg center will be a community center in a community that has no community center. Opponents claim that they support a center but advocate that it be placed outside the restoration project area on an additional land purchase. The only additional land available for purchase is prohibitively expensive; no funds are available for such a purchase. Opponents talk about how paving a few acres over and over would be a constant assault on our coastal wetlands, but this project will permanently reverse a century of abuse to a large part of the historic Ballona Wetlands. Why is dedicating 1-2 percent of the project area for human visitors a problem? Once this wonderful project is complete there will be no more “Pave paradise, put up a parking lot.” Matt Horns Los Angeles (Letters continued on page 8)

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Coast Guard personnel to receive training from marine rescue group to aid in animal rescues By Vince Echavaria In his more than 25 years of rescuing sick or injured marine life in Santa Monica Bay, Peter Wallerstein has commonly relied on the aid of various agencies to better the chances of success in a given incident. Wallerstein and his Marine Animal Rescue organization are considered the go-to source for attending to area seals, sea lions, dolphins, sea birds and even whales caught in unfortunate circumstances. But, many times, other rescue agencies such as Los Angeles County Lifeguards, Sheriff’s Department, Harbor Patrol and U.S. Coast Guard are right by MAR’s side to help bring the mission to a safe conclusion. The Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles/ Long Beach has worked with Wallerstein’s group numerous times over the past two decades, providing boats and other support, but Wallerstein says some members of the agency will soon be more directly involved in local marine animal rescues. A partnership between the Coast Guard and National Marine Fisheries Service, which partners with Marine Animal Rescue, has allowed for Coast Guard Los Angeles/Long Beach members to receive specialized training to be able to work with MAR on some of its calls, including whale disentanglements and seal/sea lion rescues. Wallerstein said he is very excited about the new working relationship with the Coast Guard, which he believes will add to his group’s effectiveness and help ensure that every sick, injured or entangled animal gets the best possible chance of surviving. “It’s not just going to help the animals,

but I also get the satisfaction that my work is acknowledged and that the Coast Guard acknowledges it and is willing to work with me,” Wallerstein said. “I’m really proud of the fact that we’ve come a long way and this relationship is going to be really great. I’m just really ecstatic and excited about the potential.” Lt. Jennifer Osburn of Sector Los Angeles/Long Beach noted that one of the Coast Guard’s primary missions is “living marine resources,” and the agency is encouraged at the opportunity to have four of its members receive animal rescue training through the partnership with the National Marine Fisheries Service. “I think it’s great; one of our main missions is living marine resources and these certainly fall within that,” Osburn said. “Anything we can do to help efforts that (Marine Fisheries Service) is responsible for, we’ll certainly do what we can.” Wallerstein said the new working relationship was initiated by Coast Guard Ensign Brandon Earhart after they met at a training session. Earhart had the chance to help rescue a trapped sea lion and was thrilled at the result, Wallerstein said. While the Coast Guard is not known for conducting rescues of marine life, the agency hopes to increase its partnerships and help groups like MAR by having members trained to respond to specific incidents, Osburn said. Much of the training offered to Coast Guard personnel will be hands-on, and they will gain experience in how to work with the animals simply by being involved in rescue missions, Wallerstein said. “With these guys I’m going to be confident that they’ll be able to learn a lot during the rescue and do it safely,” the

MARINE ANIMAL RESCUE DIRECTOR Peter Wallerstein (center) will train U.S. Coast Guard Los Angeles/Long Beach members (from left) Matt Cossitt, Brandon Earhart, Brownie Kuk and Justin Mickschl to more directly assist in rescues of local marine life through the Coast Guard’s partnership with the National Marine Fisheries Service.

MAR director said. He believes the new trainees can be an asset for seal and sea lion calls, but says their most significant contribution could be in regards to whale rescues. Members of the Coast Guard are already knowledgeable about hazards on the water and are skilled at working with ropes, knives and other equipment that may be required to free whales – among the most dangerous of rescues, Wallerstein said. “If you make a mistake with a seal or sea lion you’re either going to get bit or

you’re going to lose your chance to help the animal. But if you make a mistake with a whale rescue you can die,” he said. Coast Guard resources such as boats and helicopters can also be effective in locating migrating whales and enabling rescue groups to reach the mammals in need of rescue much faster, he added. “I definitely think it’s going to enhance our operations and expedite the response,” Wallerstein said of the new working relationship with the Coast Guard. §

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Art, food and history part of day of culture at Mark Twain Middle School Photos by Jorge Gallego

(Continued from cover) audience will be able to see the Chinese families projected on the screen.” Dr. Rex Patton, Mark Twain’s principal, said in an interview after the concert that his school and King Far had agreed to become “sister schools.” “Part of what world languages is about is to connect through videoconferencing, and we bring the materials and the instruction to connect with people all over the world so our children can hear them speaking in their native language,” he said. The student art project was part of an art walk earlier in the day. Students from all grade levels participated and experimented with Chinese letters and symbols. “Art is a good emotional outlet for students,” said Laura Goldin, who teaches grades six through eight. “Our students are preteens and teenagers and at this time in their lives they’re going through a lot, so (art) is a great way for them to use as a conduit to express their emotions.” One student drew a solitary flower with black flowers all around it because she said she “sometimes feels that nobody likes me.” Goldin said that is an example of how art can help students who are otherwise introverted express themselves. “For many of our students, this is the best way for them to express them-

MARK TWAIN MIDDLE SCHOOL displayed its own brand of culture with its Bell Ringers.

selves,” she said. Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education Member Steve Zimmer attended the event and talked about the “Renaissance of public education in Venice and Mar Vista.” Zimmer, who represents Mar Vista in LAUSD’s District 4, praised Patton as a “Renaissance principal” who has overthe academic — Dr. Rex Patton, Mark Twain’s principal seen overhaul of Mark Twain. Patton said he invited many of the local elementary schools to attend the cultural event because he is eager for the public to see the academic strides that they have made in recent years as well as showcase the language immersion program, which includes Spanish and English. “We’re really excited about all of the wonderful things that we’re doing at Mark Twain,” said the principal, who has seen his school’s standardized test scores rise 115 points in four years. “We’re trying to grow our school, our reputation and we’re trying to grow quality here. “We need them to see the new Mark Twain. And this concert was only one of many things that we’re doing to (showcase) what we’re doing STUDENT EXPRESSION – An art walk with Chinese symbols and characters adorned the walls of Mark here,” Patton concluded. §

“Part of what world languages is about is to connect through videoconferencing, and we bring the materials and the instruction to connect with people all over the world so our children can hear them speaking in their native language.”

Twain Middle School on Feb. 1.

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Improvement project for Santa Monica Pier section approved by City Council and keep visitors away, particularly during the summer months, Pier Corporation chair Judy Abdo noted that ensuring safety is the priority. “It’s part of the plan to preserve the pier for another 100 years or more and it will ensure that people can enjoy the pier for generations to come,” Abdo, a former mayor, said of the project. “No one likes to see things disrupted but we all want to have the safest pier possible.” According to staff, structural analysis of the pier section, which has degraded over the past decades, found that the area has a limited capacity to support emergency and commercial delivery vehicles. Underwater and above water inspections indicate that the wood pilings have deteriorated, staff said. The construction will replace the damaged portion with concrete pilings, timber stringers and new wood decking, creating a highly durable structure in the tidal zone that requires low maintenance, staff said. The replacement of wood pilings and decking will make the 360-foot-long narrow stretch uniform with other parts of the city’s pier, Jones said. “We’re very pleased (at the council approval); safety and bringing the pier up to standard,

making it uniform throughout the pier is definitely something our office is taking seriously and it’s at the top of the list,” Jones said. “It’s definitely a good sign that the council supports moving forward with the needed repairs.” Public Works Director Martin Pastucha told the council that under the contract, the contractor will be required to complete the project within 240 working days throughout the year or it would be assessed a $6,000 fine per day beyond the timeline. The exact timing of construction is yet to be determined. Some tenants near the project site argued that construction and closing off a portion of the pier could be a deterrence for visitors and impact business, especially during the summer. Officials at Pacific Park said they support the improvement project but have serious concerns about the timing, scope, phasing and public outreach of the work. “The current project would directly and adversely impact Pacific Park, other pier tenants and members of the public, and impede pedestrian access during construction,” park officials said in a statement. “Although disappointed by the City Council’s vote, Pacific Park is eager to engage in substantive and productive conversations with the city to

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By Vince Echavaria The Santa Monica City Council has signed off on an $8.2 million project to tear down and reconstruct a section of the historic Santa Monica Pier that has fallen into disrepair over the past several decades. The council voted unanimously Jan. 22 to award the construction contract to Meek Shea, Joint Venture. Under the “municipal pier replacement project,” a 360-foot-long by 36-foot-wide portion of the 103-year-old pier will be demolished and rebuilt, from the high tide line to the westerly concrete pier area built in the late 1980s. The existing pier section was constructed of timber in the 1920s, and an infrastructure assessment study found that the area, with its pilings and deck, need to be completely replaced, staff said. The replacement project is the final phase of structural improvements performed to ensure the iconic attraction’s preservation and safety for future generations. “It’s the fourth phase in the whole process of bringing the pier up to the standard that will ensure that it lasts for another 100 years,” said Kori Jones, assistant to pier manager Rod Merl. While some pier tenants have expressed concerns that the construction could impact business

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find solutions, mitigations and plans that address these concerns and are memorialized in a written agreement. “Pacific Park is committed to creating jobs and economic growth in the community and preserving public safety and access for the pier.” Pastucha said officials are meeting with tenants to try to address their concerns, including possibly delaying the start of construction past the summer, which is their most profitable time. “We are looking at trying to expedite the construction of this project as quickly as possible. We understand there are impacts to the tenants and we are very

concerned about the impacts,” said Pastucha, adding that staff are working to ensure there is adequate public notification of the work. No construction will take place on weekends or holidays. Jones noted that pier management and the Pier Corporation board have been working with tenants and the city to discuss ways to mitigate potential impacts, such as providing clear signage for where visitors will be redirected during the project. “We’re making sure we have a really clear communication strategy so that people know we’ll be open during construction and what to expect when they get here,” Jones said. §

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Ordinance to regulate community care residences postponed until May By Gary Walker Proponents of a new ordinance that would prohibit community care facilities in low-density residential neighborhoods were handed a setback Jan. 30 when the Los Angeles City Council voted to postpone taking action on the proposal for three months. Instead of voting to implement or reject a new set of more stringent rules pertaining to how sober living and group homes are regulated, the council created an ad hoc committee to look at some of the concerns that were raised by supporters and opponents of the emotionally charged proposal. The decision to put off voting on the proposed ordinance was in part due to the testimony of a former United States housing official who urged the council to reconsider voting on legislation that she thought could be problematic from a civil rights as well as legal standpoint. At the behest of Councilman Bill Rosendahl, Mercedes Marquez, a former Department of Housing and Urban Development official in the Obama administration, addressed the council to explain what the city’s federal obligations were, as well as potential ramifications if the recommended municipal law was approved in its existing form. A topic that had rarely been discussed in relation to the proposed ordinance was also raised at the meeting: the potential for the loss of federal funding if the city law were passed. Last year, The Argonaut reported on those same potential consequences. In July, through a series of interviews with housing authorities and lawyers, anxiety about the city losing HUD funding came to the forefront for the first time. Attorneys from Munger, Tolles & Olson, a high-profile national law firm representing the Inner City Law Center, recommend that the City Council not approve the ordinance because it would violate federal fair housing statutes that would jeopardize funds that the city receives from HUD. “In addition to the ordinance’s several legal flaws, the ordinance also conflicts with the city’s obligation as a recipient of federal housing. The Quality Housing and Work Responsibility Act requires the city’s public housing agency to certify in its annual plan that it ‘will affirmatively further fair housing,’” wrote attorneys Stephen Kristovich, Richard Chen and Kenneth Jaimson to City Councilman Ed Reyes. “The city’s public housing agency has noted that ‘the more limited housing opportunities that would result from this ordinance, and the more disproportionate impact on Section 8 voucher holders with disabilities, would be in violation of HUD’s Affirmatively Fair Housing requirement, which could jeopardize fair housing.’” An amendment to the original ordinance was proposed at the Jan. 30 meeting, which Rosendahl, who opposes the ordinance in its current form, supported. It removes the definitions “family,” “parolee-probationer home,” “single housekeeping unity” and “boarding or rooming house.” The amendment, known officially as

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31 B, also eliminates the prohibition on the use of a single-family home in a residential zone as a rooming house, as well as the requirement of a conditional use permit for parolee-probationer homes in all zones except where there are heavier restrictions. Proponents of the recommended new municipal law were heartened when the council’s Public Safety Committee voted unanimously Dec. 10 to recommend approving the ordinance as it is currently written. But how the incendiary topic will be ultimately settled remains unclear following the Jan. 30 vote. Matt Myerhoff, communications deputy for Councilman Mitchell Englander, the author of the ordinance, said the councilman, who is part of the newly formed committee, was looking forward to examining some of the concerns raised at the council meeting. “The committee will be trying to integrate points of concerns to create a wellfunctioning ordinance that will not have unintended consequences on veterans, people with disabilities and other vulnerable populations,” said Myerhoff. The Del Rey Neighborhood Council, the Neighborhood Council of Westchester-Playa and the Mar Vista Community Council support the ordinance in its current form. The Venice Neighborhood Council voted to oppose it last year. Mar Vista Community Council Chair Sharon Commins considers the amendment to be a mechanism that would open the flood gates of more overcrowded group homes and sober living facilities in residential areas. “Mar Vista stakeholders will be surprised to learn that that the Rosendahl(Councilman Richard) Alarcon amending ordinance would allow anyone to rent to as many persons as the code allows in all low density zones, including parolees and probationers, without a conditional use process without parking requirements, without any concentration limits and near sensitive uses like schools and churches,” Commins asserted. After the meeting, Rosendahl, who represents the coastal area of District 11, said he thought Marquez’s testimony was crucial in getting the ordinance delayed for three months. “The fact that she would go public with her views was gutsy and courageous,” said the councilman, who has facilities that house veterans in Del Rey as well as in Mar Vista. “I think it was appropriate of us to delay this until all the necessary parties, including our legal advisers, have a chance to review this again to avoid some of the consequences that Mercedes talked about.” Sherri Akers, a Mar Vista resident who attended the meeting, praised Rosendahl for taking what she called an honorable position despite pressure to vote for the proposed regulations. “I admire Bill Rosendahl for taking a stand on values and principles, especially when faced with so many conflicting views from his constituents,” said Akers. “I was so grateful when he introduced Mercedes Marquez to address the council. “The issue appeared to be mired down in personal opinions on both sides, and

COUNCILMAN BILL ROSENDAHL backed an amendment that would drastically alter a proposed ordinance that would outlaw sober living residences in low density areas.

she brought it back to the points that mattered: the responsibility we have as a community to show compassion and our obligation under the federal funding we receive.” Myerhoff said “a loud and organized” opposition was present and likely contributed to the council’s decision to postpone voting on the ordinance. “We don’t control the rest of the council,” he said. “If the others chose to postpone it, that was their decision. “We were very satisfied with the ordinance as it stood.” Commins says the new amendment also greatly harms the city’s zoning regulations. “31 B represents the gutting of the R-1 and other low density zones in Los Angeles,” she said. “The city’s general plan specifically protects the residential character of these zones. “I believe this amendment requires a general plan amendment plus a full (environmental impact report),” Commins added. “If we are changing code in order to use single-family homes as mini apartment buildings, let’s bring some balance, perspective, and fairness back to this conversation by doing it openly and transparently.”

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Rebecca Lobl, a supporter of Englander’s ordinance and the president of the L.A. Coalition to Preserve Neighborhood Standards, did not attend the council meeting and declined to comment on the decision to postpone voting on the ordinance. Akers was surprised to learn that many people view new restrictions on sober living facilities and residences where veterans live strictly through the prism of land use and zoning. “I was astonished to realize that over the many years this has been argued, it was being addressed solely on public safety and land use,” she said. “To not include housing is like sending a patient to the hospital to be seen by the administrators but not a doctor.” The committee will present its finding to the council in May. Rosendahl said he understands the concerns of Englander and those who support him. They point to incidents of illegal activity by some sober living and group homes in the San Fernando Valley as evidence that there should be increased scrutiny on these residences. “I understand their position,” Rosendahl concluded. “But you don’t throw the baby out with the bath water.” §

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Friends engaged in planning for wetlands center

We at Friends of the Ballona Wetlands read with interest your Jan. 31 piece on the proposed Annenberg Foundation development in the Ballona Wetlands. As the primary organization currently licensed by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) to provide public access to the wetlands, we work closely with the department and its partners on many related watershed issues. As most of your readers know, we have spent over 35 years working to conserve and improve conditions in the Ballona watershed, and we hope that talks between Annenberg and the CDFW result in a plan that compliments our primary goals: to educate the community about the ecological and cultural im-

portance of the Ballona Wetlands; to play a positive and hands-on role in the continued rehabilitation of the wetlands, including providing for well-regulated public access; and to advocate for sound water use and ecologyrelated policies within the watershed and the greater L.A. region. Currently over 9,000 visitors, from pre-K to post-graduate students, community groups and individuals, experience firsthand tours and hands-on restoration projects in the Ballona Wetlands, benefiting from our programs with our partners – L.A. and Santa Monica Bay Audubon chapters who teach upper elementary grades. We will stay proactively engaged with all parties regarding this proposal. Lisa Fimiani Executive Director Friends of Ballona Wetlands Playa del Rey

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Airport Commission okays proposal for separating north runways the runway 260 feet north might mean that the “And now, when you’re trying to expand courts would decide the fate of the communithis airport, you want workers and the comty and that is not acceptable. ed rental car facility, and an automated people munity to support your plans. LAX has done At the Jan. 31 meeting and previous meetnothing to uplift the struggling communities mover when ground transportation merits ings, numerous union members had called for we live in. Instead, you’ve made it possible those improvements,” according to LAWA for irresponsible contractors to continue their approving SPAS Alternative 1, saying it documentation. would bring many new jobs. A labor union In addition, LAWA officials said they are attacks on workers working their hardest to “identifying three potential sites for light rail/ provide passengers with the best flying expe- representative from Orange County told the rience,” alleged Fuentes. “Many workers who commissioners that he represents thousands of airport circulator connections, two of which union members who are in favor of Alternaare on airport property, preserving opportuni- live around LAX have been held back. We tive 1 for jobs. ties for the Los Angeles County Metropolitan work hard, we make many sacrifices. Our According to a Sunday, Feb. 3 Los Angehard work and contribution has contributed to Transportation Authority (Metro) to bring LAX’s prosperity while it has done nothing to les Times article, “A report prepared for Los light rail directly into the airport.” Angeles County’s top administrator claims ensure ours.” Audience members who oppose Alterna“The airport cannot represent a handful of the operators of LAX have virtually ignored tive 1 were caught by surprise when Marx Gutierrez, representing the Service Employees interests if it’s going to continue to prosper as legal requirements to reduce effects on the environment by dispersing growth in commerit has. It needs to include every perspective; International Union-United Service Workers cial flights to other airports in the region. A to understand the lives of workers, to underWest (SEIU-USWW), said that the SEIU stand the lives of those who live in surround- court settlement in a series of lawsuits over workers left the Coalition to Fix LAX Now. expansion plans at Los Angeles International ing communities, from Westchester to strugGutierrez received loud applause and cheers Airport ordered Los Angeles World Airports gling Lennox,” Fuentes said. at his announcement. “Enough is enough. We are going to need to begin regionalizing airline traffic.” The SEIU-USWW represents more than “But William T. Fujioka, the chief execua seat at the table; we don’t seem to have that. 40,000 janitors, security officers, airport service workers, and other property service workers across California. The Coalition to Fix LAX Now is a group consisting of the “Today’s overflow crowd uniformly calling for apLos Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce and other business and labor groups advocating proval of Alternatives 2 and 9 illustrates the comfor northern runway relocation to accommomunity resolve not to go quietly into the night. We date larger aircraft, a centerline taxiway beall want LAX fixed, safe and secure, but not extween the north runways, and faster revitalization of the airport panded. A regional network of airports is the “LAWA is an irresponsible landlord and is right answer.” poised to be an irresponsible developer,” claimed Gutierrez. “Our issue is that the com— Denny Schneider, president of the Alliance for a Regional munity benefits agreement that LAWA comSolution to Airport Congestion (ARSAC), mitted to after the last expansion contained several worker protections that LAWA has simply not enforced. The agreement is most That’s why I’m standing here today in support tive for Los Angeles County, and a consulknown for noise mitigation and local hiring programs, but it also commits to having all its of the community’s plan,” explained Fuentes. tant’s report prepared for his office asserts Andy Loos, vice president of development that the city airport department has made only contractors abide by the rules of the city’s living wage ordinance and the service contractor for Drollinger Properties in Westchester, said, ‘token efforts’ to comply with provisions of the settlement that seek a wider distribution of “In our 65 years of business in Westchester worker retention ordinance. “Last year, LAWA allowed a contractor to we have seen how devastating it can be when flights,” the Times article reported. Denny Schneider, president of the Alliance LAX expands its operations into our commucontinue operating at LAX even though the for a Regional Solution to Airport Congestion city kept citing this contractor for not comply- nity and business district. We believe in a (ARSAC), said, “Today’s overflow crowd ing with the living wage ordinance. Currently modern, efficient airport with convenient acuniformly calling for approval of Alternatives cess and services for the millions of people LAWA claims that these contractors don’t 2 and 9 illustrates the community resolve not who use the facility every year. We support have to follow the worker retention law eito go quietly into the night. We all want LAX LAWA and LAX. But we don’t believe that ther,” claimed Gutierrez. fixed, safe and secure, but not expanded. A “There are responsible contractors at LAX the movement of the north runway is necesbut they can’t compete under this regime. Our sary or prudent for the safe or efficient opera- regional network of airports is the right answer. tion of the airport.” experience last year has taught us that the “Safety has never really been the issue. “These runway protection zones are deagreements that LAWA made with the comSpecial interests prefer Alternative 1, which signed to prevent loss of life to both aircraft munity, to foster the growth of good jobs, moves the runways north into Westchesterwere not taken seriously by the Board of Air- passengers and people on the ground in case Playa del Rey because they see big construcport Commissioners, the director and the cur- of an accident. We will have about 600 peotion profits. Los Angeles World Airports has ple in these zones on a daily basis – not rent mayor,” claimed Gutierrez. so poorly explored project details that it may counting the customers and clients of these Fellow union member Fanny Fuentes, a not even by viable,” he said. “The potential businesses. What provisions are being made mother of three, has worked at LAX for the to mitigate the increased danger for our busi- for massive project cost overruns from tunnelpast 12 years. She told the commissioners, “I’ve worked hard at LAX to provide a better ness partners in these buildings? We’ve heard ing Lincoln Boulevard without adequate preview demonstrates LAWA’s willingness to life for my children. As an employee at LAX nothing in that regard. We will consider all gamble with our future. and a member of the surrounding community, our legal options once we see what gets ap“Adding all the other project risk factors proved,” noted Loos. I am here today because I don’t trust this Laurie Hughes, executive director of Gate- makes designating Alternative 1 unconscionaboard and LAWA to do what is right for ble. To get the airport we all deserve, Alternaway to L.A., a property-based business imworkers and for the community to make improvement district that includes more than 40 tive 2, with its taxiway and interim runway portant decisions that will have a long-term fixes, should be implemented immediately. properties on Century Boulevard adjacent to impact on the residents that live nearby.” The community is no longer fighting alone. “Your actions have shown me where your LAX, said that the organization is uniquely It’s great to have the SEIU working side-bylinked to LAX and the customer experience, priorities lie and who you’re here to serve. side with the community to improve LAX,” and that she supports Alternatives 1 and 9. It’s not the workers or the community. That Christina Davis, president and CEO of the Schneider said. much I know, because for the past year we Douglas Carstens of Chatten-Brown & LAX Coastal Area Chamber of Commerce, held marches and protests throughout LAX, said the chamber supports Alternatives 1 and Carstens, LLP, one of the attorneys representon Century Boulevard, and inside this build9 because they believe it’s the least obtrusive ing ARSAC, told the commissioners, “Upon ing, bringing attention to Aviation Safeplan to the community. Davis said that saying review of the FEIR’s (final environmental imguard’s actions, and you did nothing,” pact report) responses to our comments and no to LAWA’s recommendation of moving claimed Fuentes.

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those of others, we conclude that LAWA may not legally approve the proposed project on the basis of the FEIR and a statement of overriding considerations. “The FEIR remains deficient in a number of areas and its responses to public comments,” he claimed. “Now that LAWA has identified a proposed project other than the environmentally superior (as described by LAWA documentation) Alternative 2, the EIR must be recirculated so the public and public agencies reviewing it can focus their comments on the proposed combination of Alternatives 1 and 9 that is recommended by staff.” Carstens said that ARSAC believes LAWA’s “failure to designate a single proposed project deprived the public of its ability to meaningfully review and comment on the draft EIR. “An EIR is supposed to be an environmental ‘alarm bell’ whose purpose it is to alert the public and its responsible officials to environmental changes before they have reached the point of no return.” Los Angeles Councilman Bill Rosendahl, whose 11th District includes LAX, told the commissioners that he continues to advocate for modernization but not expansion of LAX. He said he continues to oppose movement of the northernmost runway into the communities, and that regionalization continues to be a necessity. “I’ve told the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce members that Los Angeles is a megalopolis, and part of a much larger picture,” Rosendahl said. “Ontario can get passengers from all over. The city of Los Angeles hasn’t shown enough support for regionalization. You can get to downtown Los Angeles faster from Ontario on the Metro than from LAX.” Rusty Roder, a representative of the IBEW building trades union, said he supports Alternatives 1 and 9, and that “the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few.” Robert Acherman, vice president of ARSAC and former 37-year Westchester resident, noted that he was responding to claims by business interests that LAX had “lost” a large aircraft flight by Qantas to San Francisco because of the difficulty in landings and take-offs of large aircraft such as the Airbus A380. “They did not lose a flight. San Francisco is the airport that lost the Qantas to Dallas-Ft. Worth International Airport.” Acherman also said that in regards to a poll of residents in the city of Los Angeles that indicated a high level of approval to move the northern runway, the poll only asked if the runway should be moved 260 feet, but didn’t mention that it would be closer to homes and businesses. Local resident Jim Ouellet spoke about the A380, saying that “it’s the centerpiece of the argument, but it’s not the future of aviation. Airlines order the A350 and the Boeing 787 because there is less of a money loss risk and a longer range of flying point-to-point. The A380 is best summed up as a $25 billion write-off and an act of industrial irresponsibility,” he said. A number of speakers also addressed a NASA/academic panel study released in 2010, stating that LAX northern runways are safe, and there was no need to move them. One speaker claimed that the reason supporters are advocating for moving the runway is purely for financial interests and has nothing to do with safety issues. §

Santa Monica

Crowd control expert denounces lack of blame of SMC officials by panel volved (in the April 3 event) so that they understand the boundaries regarding free speech,” said Donald Girard, SMC communications director. SMC was thrust onto the national stage last year when, in an effort to confront the statewide budget cuts to education over the last several years, the SMC Board of Trustees considered creating a series of selffunded courses during the summer and winter sessions, which student groups denounced as a ploy to create a system of contract education. The trustees later voted not to implement the contract education system of classes. Wertheimer did not fault Sgt. B.B Williams of the campus police department for his decision to use pepper spray on the student demonstrators. “I wouldn’t pass judgment on whether he was right or wrong,” Wertheimer said, adding that he agreed with the panel’s report that some of the students were “provocateurs” who caused the incident to escalate. But he took issue with what he sees as a blunder by the panelists for failing to point out how college administrators could have possibly dampened some of the students’ ardor before the board meeting. “They did not comment on (the administration’s) failure to engage the students (through discourse) prior to the meeting,” Wertheimer said. “They completely absolved themselves of any wrongdoing.” SMC Associated Students President Parker Jean also took issue with what he thinks was the panel’s failure to spotlight areas where the college’s administration was deficient. “They could have reached out to us before voting on such a controversial issue,” Jean said. “It was a very top-down process.” The report indicates that Tsang, SMC Vice President of Student Affairs Michael Tuitasi and the college’s counsel Robert Myers met with SMC Police Chief Albert Vasquez at approximately noon on April 3 to discuss plans for the meeting that night. Vasquez stated that he had no plans to use less than lethal weapons for the purposes of crowd control. According to those who conducted the review, the chief did not pass his plans regarding non lethal weapons on to his department’s personnel. Dr. Nancy Greenstein, a member of the panel and chair of the SMC District Board of Trustees, said one of the goals of the review was to separate what was done properly during the incident as well as what exacerbated the confrontation. “What we tried to do was acknowledge the good and what was problematic,” she explained. Girard also dismissed the notion that the college had not sought to address student anger with the contract education plan prior to the April confrontation. “The April 3 board meeting has similar parallels to the meeting in March, where students spoke with a lot of emotion (on their rejection of contract education),” he said. “There were many forums prior to the April board meeting where the board of trustees participated at length.” Jean said a key catalyst for the pepper spraying incident happened at the meeting in March where the student trustee repre-

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By Gary Walker Santa Monica College administrators could have done much more to diffuse a clash between students and the campus police last year, says an expert in crowd control. Paul Wertheimer, a nationally recognized expert on crowd safety and the owner of Crowd Management Strategies, took issue with a report released Jan. 18 that criticized the behavior of many of the student protestors at an April 3 board of trustees meeting, as well as one of the campus security officers. Students seeking to enter the board room grappled with police, who then pepper sprayed the crowd that gathered outside. The college subsequently ordered an investigation of the incident, where approximately 30 people were treated for decontamination from effects of pepper spray by paramedics from the Santa Monica Fire Department. “I believe the panel was designed to protect the administration’s role in this incident,” Wertheimer asserted. “They didn’t find fault in anything that they did.” SMC President Chui L. Tsang accepted the results of the investigation. “Santa Monica College is an outstanding learning institution, open, diverse, and supportive of the free exchange of ideas,” he said. “I am heartened by the thorough examination and detailed recommendations provided by the review panel regarding the April 3, 2012, protest events. I thank them for their work and guidance. “I have accepted all facts, findings, and conclusions in the review panel report.” The investigation also faults the SMC Student Affairs Division for not assisting in the students’ decision to demonstrate at the board meeting and the campus police for its operations plan, which the panel members called “inadequate.” The review panel also found that one officer engaged in an inappropriate use of force and called the conduct of several of the student demonstrators “unacceptable.” The report also recommended “additional training and protocols” for the campus police force. The official documents quote one student, Natalia Toscano, as mischaracterizing the situation at the board meeting, asserting that campus police were “cracking down” on how many students would be able to address the board and thus possibly creating an atmosphere that lent itself to a confrontation. “We are going to give our 17 speaker cards to whoever has priority to go inside and the rest of us… well, we just gotta bombard,” she is quoted as saying, despite having been told by police that the board would allow as many students and their supports to speak as they wished. In addition, members of the panel offered 13 recommendations for a variety of areas and for college departments, which Tsang says he will implement. School officials dispute any attempt to absolve themselves of any blame in the incident. “The recommendations are recommendations to improve how to plan for these events and to educate those who were in-

CROWD CONTROL EXPERT PAUL WERTHEIMER criticized a report conducted on an incident in April 2012 at Santa Monica College where students were pepper sprayed after a confrontation with campus police. Wertheimer feels the college’s administrators bear some responsibility for the incident.

sentative offered a motion to postpone the sources that could have helped them put totwo-tired system. gether a more comprehensive report. “They It was then placed online, which contrib- did not seek any expertise or experts in uted to the students’ fury because they felt crowd control,” he noted. they had reached an agreement with the adJean thinks this is an opportunity for all ministration to postpone the implementation sides to consider how to address similar sitof contract education until April. uations in the future. “It was very clear that people wereReproduction very “There areStrictly lessons to be learned for evUnauthorized Prohibited! angry with the Per program afterworking the March eryone, andlawif17weU.S.C., are going toetspread your chrisad agreement & U.S., copyright Sec 101, seq., theblame, copy, offers, colors, designs & all other elementsthen displayed the attached are onlyon for evthe meeting,” the student leader said. thereonneeds to beadvertising blame spread of chrisad clients in good standing. Reproduction by any entity other than chrisad or chrisad Wertheimeruse also said it appeared the erybody, including administration,” he said. authorized agents is strictly prohibited & in violation of U.S., copyright law 17 U.S.C., Sec 101, panel did not seek guidance from critical et seq., & will be aggressively prosecuted.§

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•This Week•

Exhibit of African-American historical artifacts to open at SMC Barrett gallery

AMONG THE ITEMS included in the African American Treasures exhibit at Santa Monica College is this historic piece.

The Santa Monica College Pete and Susan Barrett Art Gallery will present African American Treasures: History and Art from the Collection of Bernard and Shirley Kinsey, beginning Tuesday, Feb. 12 through March 9. An opening reception is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 16 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the gallery in the SMC Performing Arts Center, 11th Street at Santa Monica Boulevard. A book signing and gallery tour will precede the reception from 4 to 5 p.m. Held during African-American Heritage Month, the show has toured eight cities and been seen by more than three million visitors. The Kinseys, of Pacific Palisades, have explored and celebrated their AfricanAmerican heritage by collecting items of historical and cultural significance throughout their more than 40-year marriage, a gallery spokesperson notes. Their collection includes a copy of an early version of the Emancipation Proclamation, correspondence between civil rights activist Malcolm X and “Roots” author Alex

Haley, and a reproduction of a 1773 firstedition copy of poems by Phillis Wheatley. The collection spans nearly four centuries and documents the hardships and triumphs of the African-American experience, say gallery organizers. The exhibit will feature 26 original artworks and nearly 40 original items, artifacts, articles, posters, graphics, writings, photos and books – with detailed information next to each piece explaining their significance, according to gallery director Marian Winsryg. The historical pieces will be in chronological order with original artworks interspersed throughout. “This is an extraordinary collection that will give our students and community a unique and up-close perspective on the profound African-American cultural and historic impact on the United States,” Winsryg said. This is the first time pieces from the collection have been at an institution of higher education, to the delight of the Kinseys, who have lectured at colleges and universities throughout the U.S. and China,

THE CULTIVATORS by Samuel L. Dunson, Jr. will be featured along with other artifacts from the Bernard and Shirley Kinsey collection at the Barrett gallery.

Winsryg added. “We love talking to young people about American history and the achievements of the African-American community,” Bernard Kinsey said. “Our collection brings to light the extraordinary triumphs and accomplishments of our ancestors and in doing so give these individuals a voice, a personality and a name,” he said.

An illustrated, 198-page coffee table book, “The Kinsey Collection: Shared Treasures of Bernard and Shirley Kinsey – Where Art and History Intersect,” accompanies the exhibition. Information, www.thekinseycollection. com. For gallery information, (310) 4343434.

James Gray Gallery to host auction of vintage autographed books Blacksparrow Auctions will present a live auction of “The Arthur Ronnie Collection: Books and Autographs,” beginning at 11 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 10 at the James Gray Gallery at Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Ave. D4, Santa Monica. A public preview is available Feb. 7 through 9 at the gallery. The auction features a selection of over 200 pieces from the collection of Ronnie, an individual collector who personally interviewed many authors and obtained autographs for over 70 years throughout his career as a newspaper reporter and publicist in the entertainment PAGE 12 THE ARGONAUT February 7, 2013

field. Examples of subject matters include presidents, explorers, aviators and Hollywood entertainment. Some of the many highlights of the collection include: “20 hrs. 40 min. Our Flight in the Friendship” The American Girl, First Across the Atlantic by Air, Tells Her Story – aviator Amelia Earhart’s personal copy with a piece of fabric from the Friendship; “The Spirit of St. Louis,” Presentation Edition signed by Charles A. Lindbergh, T. Claude Ryan, Otto W. Timm, and Bud

Gurney; “Memoirs” by President Harry S. Truman, both volumes inscribed; and “The White House Years: Waging Peace, 1956-1961,” by President Dwight D. Eisenhower, signed limited edition. Complementing the signed books is a group of signed color lithographs, including a who’s who of early and instrumental aviators such as Charles Taylor, Grover Loening, Douglas Campbell, William Bishop, Gianni Caproni, Richard E. Byrd, A.V. Roe, Ruth Law, Ernest Hall, Jacqueline Cochran, Charles Lindbergh, Katherine Stinson, Henri Farman, and more, ac-

cording to Blacksparrow. The auction company says the featured item of the sale is a two-volume set of “The Lafayette Flying Corps” (Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1920, First Edition). Interested bidders will be able to bid live in-person, by telephone, via absentee, and on the Internet as facilitated by iCollector. A print catalog will be available for purchase at blacksparrowauctions. com. Information, (310) 315-9502, or http:// jamesgraygallery.com.

Mardi Gras festivities at Venice Beach kick off with 12th annual parade

Costumed revelers will take to the streets to launch the local 2013 Mardi Gras festivities in the 12th Annual Venice Beach Mardi Gras Parade at noon Saturday, Feb. 9 at Ocean Front Walk and Rose Avenue in Venice. Local residents, musicians, artists and Mardi Gras enthusiasts will gather along the Venice Beach Boardwalk, tossing beads to spectators, to celebrate the spirit of New Orleans Mardi Gras. The theme of this year’s parade is “California Gold.” The celebration is hosted by the Krewe of Grand View, a group of musicians and artists, The Gumbo Brothers, The Mudbag Brass Band, “Miss Jessica,” and The Sugar Shack Attack,

This year’s parade king and queen are Los Angeles natives Johnny and Manya Newman. As part of the festivities, participants will pay tribute to the late Huell Howser, carrying posters of the “California’s Gold” TV show host and a papier mache likeness of him. The parade will proceed south to Windward Avenue and back. A free afterparty featuring New Orleans-style funk band The Gumbo Brothers will take place from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Venice Bistro, 323 Ocean Front Walk. The parade will be held rain or shine. Costumes are encouraged. Admission is free and all ages are welcome.

THE WINDWARD KREWE gets ready to join the costume celebration in last year’s Venice Beach Mardi Gras Parade.

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ACTORS (from left) Jason Rowland, Jonathan Root, and Elijah Rock will star in Paradise, a “divine bluegrass musical comedy” at the Ruskin Group Theatre in Santa Monica. The play will run Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, Feb. 8 through March 30. Information, www.ruskingrouptheatre.com.

Is your significant other giving you that “you’d better be taking me somewhere nice for Valentine’s Day” attitude? Enter The Argonaut’s Valentine’s Day contest on Facebook to win a special dinner for two at Hal’s Bar & Grill, and look like a hero. Local News & Culture.

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Community Calendar photo by Gordon Parks

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Thursday, 2/7 W E S T C H E S T E R DEMOCRATIC CLUB — presents a LA City candi-

dates forum at the club’s annual meeting/club elections event, all major Democratic candidates are scheduled, Wendy Greuel, Eric Garcetti, and Jan Perry for mayor, Mike Feuer for city attorney, Ron Galperin and Cary Brazeman for controller, Mike Bonin, Tina Hess and Odysseus Bostick for City Council District 11,Steve Zimmer and Kate Anderson for LAUSD school board, and Nancy Perlman for LA Community College District, each candidate will speak and take a few questions, at end of meeting, candidate for each city office will be endorsed, and club officers will be elected for 2013, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., doors open at 9:30 a.m. for registration and light refreshments, due to candidate’s obligations, meeting must begin promptly at 10 a.m., St. Bede’s Episcopal Church, 3590 Grand View Blvd., Mar Vista, 90066, suggested donation $5, no one turned away, Information, Cara Robin, (310) 804-6854, www. westlademclub.org.

For information please call:

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VENICE- ABBOT KINNEY MEMORIAL BRANCH LIBRARY— presents STARS

storytelling and reading, Thursdays, Mondays, Tuesdays, trained volunteers read to children of all ages in Children’s Reading Room, call or visit branch for specific times, 501 S. Venice Blvd., Venice, (310) 821-1769.

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presents animator Charles Swenson (Rugrats), featured in a Valentine’s special group art exhibit, Love and Lust, opening reception 5 – 8 p.m., Swenson’s show features high-heeled stilettos, sexy, tied-up boots, and the classic nude, 2443 Main St., Santa Monica, (310) 314-8038, www.halearts.com.

VENICE- ABBOT KINNEY MEMORIAL BRANCH CONSCIOUS LIFE EXPO LIBRARY— presents Toddler — four day event through Storytime, stories, songs, stretches for newborns to 3-year-olds, 11:30 a.m., 3:30 p.m., and Chess Club, ages 6 – 15, all levels, parents welcome, 4:15 – 5:15 p.m., 501 S. Venice Blvd., Venice, (310) 821-1769.

VENICE HIGH SCHOOL — presents two events, coffee with the principal, special guest from the Education Service Center West, representative Grisell Brito, 8:30 a.m. – 10 am., in Parent Center, also Parenting the Adolescent, six workshops, 8:30 – 11:30 a.m., Parent Center, first workshop starts at 9:30 a.m.,

Monday, Feb. 11, features transformational lectures, panels and workshops with speakers, musicians, filmmakers, authors, visionaries exploring progress in wellness, science, spirituality, and healthy lifestyles, plus film festival, Program Latino, three exhibition halls, live music, healthy foods, LAX Hilton Hotel, 5711 Century Blvd., Westchester, 90045, Information, tickets, 1 (800) 367-5777, www.consciouslifeexpo.com.

charity fashion show, features models from every stage, toddlers, youth, adults, includes dance, spoken word, musical performances, hosted by TV star Amanda Jane Cooper, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres served 4 – 6 p.m., fashion show, 6 – 7 p.m., silent auction before and after fashion show, Santa Monica Place, inside the L3 space, third floor, 395 Santa Monica Place, Santa Monica, parking in mall structure, directional signage for event, show ID during check-in, www.smywca.org.

SANTA MONICA PUBLIC LIBRARY — prepare for disas-

ters with an informative puppet show featuring Big Bird, Elmo and the Sesame Street gang, question and answer after the show, program for ages 3 -11 a.m. – noon, Children’s Activity Room, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica, (310) 458-8606.

VENICE HIGH SCHOOL — presents beautification, VHS needs your assistance, please volunteer, 8 a.m. – noon, any portion of time appreciated, sign in at front lawn with PTSA, bring your own gloves, brooms, rakes and rags, maps available when you sign up and join team, 13000 Venice Blvd., Mar Vista, Information, Parent Center (424) 272-7074, main office (310) 5774200.

YOGA VISTA STUDIO — presents Power in the Park

yoga for charity class, admission, donation only to benefit Huntington’s Disease Society of America, registration, 9 a.m., starts at 9:30 a.m., Information, Concert Park, 13020 Pacific Promenade, Playa Vista, (310) 862-0444, www.yogavista.com.

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CITY OF SANTA MONICA — celebrates grand SANTA

Understanding Principles for Better Living

Rev. Della Reese Lett

MONICA/WESTSIDE — presents Valentine’s Day

Saturday, 2/9

The UP Church

• Modern motor coaches • Cuba entry visa • World Famous Tropicana Show included and more ...

Download the itinerary at www.wiseandhealthyaging.org

competency-based course offers overview of developmental needs of adolescents and challenges/ rewards of parenting a teenager and state of life, physical, emotional, social and dynamics, family crises, role of schools and community resources, 13000 Venice Blvd., Mar Vista, Information, Parent Center (424) 272-7074, main office (310) 577-4200.

“Faith, Hope, Love — the greatest of these is Love.”

Sunday Services at 1:00 pm Meeting at First Lutheran Church, 600 W. Queen, Inglewood

Church website: www.UPChurch.org

opening from Nielson Way to Lincoln Boulevard, Ocean Park Boulevard has been turned into a Complete Green Street, the final concept, partly funded by Measure V, includes range of improvements to enhance streetscape environment that’s pedestrianfriendly, bicycle-oriented, attractive, green, environmental benefits such as capturing volumes of urban runoff from entering Santa Monica Bay, live jazz, bicycle demonstrations, bicycle-made ice cream, Santa Monica Spoke bike ride down green lanes, speakers, Terry O’Day, mayor pro tem, Ocean Park Assoc. representative, Cynthia Rose, Santa Monica Spoke, 2 p.m., in front

Community Calendar of SMASH/John Muir Schools, Ocean Park Boulevard between Fifth and Sixth Streets, Santa Monica, Information, Robin Gee, (310) 458-8590, robin.gee@ smgov.net.

informative manner for the entire family, also Rethinking TimeOuts: Parenting Class 101, help your child build resilience in the face of intense emotions and difficult situations, while preserving their trust and strengthenFAMILY FRIENDLY ing parent-child relationship, 1 MARDI GRAS BASH — – 3 p.m., meeting room, 12006 a celebration of Mardi Gras, Venice Blvd., Mar Vista, (310) Valentine’s Day, Chinese New 390-3454, www.lapl.org. Year and Purim will take place at a historic private residence, featur- FLIGHT PATH MUSEUM ing live klezmer music, Yiddish — remembers Astronaut Neil folk dancing, costume contest, Armstrong, the first man to walk DJ and dancing, kid’s rec room, on the moon, special program, complimentary buffet and cash Nissen Davis, veteran aviation bar, benefiting the secular and executive, member of the Flight progressive Sholem community, Path Board of Directors, reflects $15 - $25, adults, $5, children, 7 on his longtime personal friendp.m. – midnight, 939 San Vicente ship in presentation, “My Friend Blvd., Santa Monica, RSVP Neil Armstrong,” 10 a.m., LAX EsthersMardiGras@sholem.org Imperial Terminal, 6661 W. for childcare, Information, (310) Imperial Highway, Los Angeles, admission and parking free, 458-7213, www.Sholem.org. Information, (424) 646-7284, HABANA EVA — www.flightpath.us. FilmsforCubans5 presents Habana Eva, a 2010, 106-minute film, about a young seamstress trapped in a sweat shop dreaming of designing beautiful dresses, and her choice between two men, Spanish with subtitles, before film, meet at Izzy’s Deli, 15th Street and Wilshire Boulevard, 5 p.m., free street parking, rear lot of computer store, after-film discussion, end the embargo on Cuba coffee, gourmet cookies, film at the home of Rachel and Jay, 601-Ninth St. (one block east of Lincoln, one block north of Montana, southeast corner, easy parking), 7 p.m., $5 donation for the Cuban 5 defense, RSVP RachelJay@earthlink.net, (310) 780-7363 (first 20).

MAR VISTA PUBLIC LIBRARY — presents two

events, a family program, The How it Works Hour, “Aliens or Extraterrestrials?, 11 a.m., Power Point presentation on a variety of interesting and intriguing topics presented in an entertaining,

Sunday, 2/10

www.thetalkingstick.net.

MT. OLIVE LUTHERAN CHURCH — presents

Valentine’s Day Jazz Vespers featuring Janice Anderson and Select Quintet, freewill offering, free parking, 1343 Ocean Park Blvd., Santa Monica, (310) 452-1116, www.mtolivelutheranchurch.org.

BISTRO DU SOLEIL WINE TASTING EVENT — hosts event with French wine specialist, $20 per person, 4 – 7 p.m., 6805 Vista del Mar Lane, Playa del Rey, (310) 823-1530.

VENICE MOVEMENT ARTS CENTER — learn to

meditate and enjoy the results, free and open to the public, 5 p.m., 122 S. Lincoln Blvd., #105, Venice, Information, David, (310) 394-9314.

Monday, 2/11

VENICE- ABBOT KINNEY SCHOOL CHOICE MEMORIAL BRANCH DISCUSSION — discus- LIBRARY— presents Be Mine

sion on School Choice in Los Angeles: What’s a Parent To Do?, the Sholem community presents education specialists Kirsten Hanson-Press, executive director of the Parents Education League of Los Angeles, and Rebecca George, a founder of City School, and a staffing specialist for public schools, meanwhile children age 4 – 14 are welcome to try Sholem’s Jewish cultural classes, 10 a.m. – noon, free, Westside Neighborhood School, 5101 Beethoven St., Del Rey, (310) 839-4288, www.Sholem.org.

Valentine Collage, come make Valentines for family, friends, sweethearts, all materials provided, bring anything personal Slow Drag by Ernie Barnes will be on view in a Santa Monica College to include in your Valentine like exhibit. photos, quotes, 6 p.m., 501 S. Venice Blvd., Venice, (310) 8211769.

VENICE- ABBOT KINNEY MEMORIAL BRANCH LIBRARY— presents Student

Homework Zone, Monday through Thursday, 2:30 – 5:30 p.m., dedicated space, essential supplies, equipment, resources, trained computer aide to assist TALKING STICK COFFEE students grades 4 – 12, free printLOUNGE — presents local ing, 501 S. Venice Blvd., Venice, artist Martin Katon, exhibit of (310) 821-1769. paintings on display, 5 – 7 p.m., and painting demonstration by TYPHOON — presents the Katon until 10 p.m., street and Alan Chan Orchestra, a 17-memparking in back, 1411- C, Lincoln ber big band comprised of some Blvd., Venice, (310) 450-6052, of the best jazz musicians in

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Los Angeles, celebrates Chinese New Year at 8 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., $10, no minimum, reservations highly recommended, 3221 Donald Douglas Loop South, second floor, Santa Monica, (310) 390-6565, www.typhoon.biz.

Yacht Club, 13589 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey, free parking, drive up to gate, press call button, state you are guest of WSA, www.wsasmb.org.

speaker Vivian Callahan, member of the Del Rey Yacht Club, sharing pictures, memories of the four-and-a-half months she spent sailing from Hong Kong to Borneo, Singapore, Georgetown Penang, Malaysia, ending in Phuket, Thailand, she served aboard Quest as crew of the late Jean and Scott Adam, starts at 6:30 p.m. with social hour, nohost cocktails, and hosted dinner beginning at 7:30 p.m., speaker begins at 8 p.m., Windjammers

programs of The Help Group, free event, join us for a glass of bubbly, decadent chocolates, yummy treats and shopping, new shipment of designer clothes and shoes from Gap to Gucci, raffle prizes, discounts, 4 – 8 p.m., 12211 Washington Blvd., Mar Vista, (310) 574-7893, www.silverliningresale.com.

Storytime, celebrate Mardi Gras with a story and a craft, 6:30 p.m., 501 S. Venice Blvd., Venice, (310) 821-1769.

SILVERLINING FREE Wednesday, 2/13 VALENTINE’S EVENT — designer retail clothing bou- VENICE- ABBOT KINNEY Tuesday, 2/12 tique and innovative vocational BRANCH training center for students with MEMORIAL WOMEN’S SAILING autism, learning differences, other LIBRARY— presents Toddler ASSOCIATION — features challenges, all proceeds benefit Storytime, stories, songs, fingerplays for newborns to 3-year-olds, 11:30 a.m., also Kid’s Craft, get ready for Valentine’s Day with a craft, 4 p.m., 501 S. Venice Blvd., Venice, (310) 821-1769.

MAR VISTA PUBLIC LIBRARY — presents Toddler/

Preschool storytime, 11 a.m., also VENICE- ABBOT KINNEY Computer: Word, 2 p.m., 12006 MEMORIAL BRANCH Venice Blvd., Mar Vista, (310) LIBRARY— presents Pajama 390-3454, www.lapl.org.

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Dear Neighbors: You are invited to attend LMU’s quarterly Neighborhood Advisory Committee meeting. This committee meets quarterly to discuss matters of public safety and student behavior in the community, parking and other concerns related to the implementation of LMU’s 20-year Master Plan. This meeting is open to the public. No RSVP required. Date: Wednesday, February 13, 2013 Time: 6:30-8:00 p.m. Location: New Meeting Location Westchester Senior Center 8740 Lincoln Blvd. Free parking is available in the parking lot adjacent to the Westchester Senior Center. For more information contact Clarence Griffin, director of Community and Government Relations at 310.338.7854 or cegriffin@lmu.edu

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Food&Drink

Bistro by the gate

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By Richard Foss

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600 Venice Blvd. Venice. 310-437-0970. The corner looks like hundreds of others around Los Angeles, a place where a main artery meets a boulevard of shops and restaurants. This one is more significant than most, because that boulevard is Abbot Kinney, and that half-mile stretch to the north of Venice Boulevard contains some celebrated and adventurous restaurants. As undistinguished as the architecture is, that corner is the gateway to dining and nightlife for a big chunk of the Westside. But what if you go in the opposite direction, looking south instead of north? A glowing red sign on the southeast corner says “Zinque,” and though details are hard to see through the dark windows, it looks distinctly like a restaurant. It is, and my wife and I went in one evening just to see what the place is like. The former auto repair shop has been artfully repurposed and opened up with many windows. It’s sunny by day, dimly lit and mysterious by night, but with all that glass comes the drawback that it’s chilly in the evening. The modern space is stark yet intimate, with a long bar (topped with wood rather than zinc) dominating the room. The menu is brief – tartines (similar to bruschetta), quiches, salads, paninis, and nibble food, which are all French wine bar snacks. We decided to have a tuna tartare tartine, Nicoise salad and roasted Spanish cocktail sausages called cantimpalito. I asked about a Paso Robles Vermentino wine that was available by the glass, and our server Doniella suggested I try it before ordering. It was not to my taste, and I asked her to suggest something; she brought a delicious Sancerre that went very well with the seafood starters, with a beautifully balanced Bordeaux for my wife. The salad and tartine arrived simultaneously, and neither was quite what I expected. Nicoise salad usually has green beans and anchovy along with tuna, greens, eggs, olives, and sometimes chunks of cooked potato, but this one was different. The anchovy and green beans were missing, but there were thin slic-

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$ 95 The Nicoise salad at Zinque on Venice Boulevard in Venice is served with tuna, greens, eggs, olives, aged Parmesan cheese and capers. A tartine is served with toasted Parisian sourdough wheat bread topped with ahi tuna, a small amount of pesto, and, according to the menu, “salt/vinegar chip.”

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es of good, aged Parmesan for richness, with capers in the salad lending a vinegary tang. It wasn’t really a Nicoise salad, but we liked it on its own merits. The tartine was made with toasted Parisian sourdough wheat bread topped with ahi tuna, a small amount of pesto, and, according to the menu, “salt/vinegar chip.” I had been concerned that the character of the tuna would be obliterated by the other flavors, but this wasn’t the case; there was a distant salt and vinegar flavor and mild basil/garlic sharpness, but neither took over. It wasn’t what we expected, but we liked it and would order it again. The roasted sausages were simple – a bowl of little pork links that were densely chewy, the meat accented with garlic and paprika. They were served with spicy Spanish mustard and cornichons, and the small-looking portion was filling enough along with our other savories that we decided to skip to dessert. Several desserts were offered, and a good but pricey selection of dessert wines. I considered the salt caramel brownie, but at Doniella’s suggestion we got a pear and an apple tart along with a glass of Chateauneuf-du-Pape. That glass of wine was $19, but completely worth it, and it went splendidly with the warm tarts. The apple tart was topped with chopped almonds and well paired with vanilla ice cream.

The pear was simpler but had a wonderful biscuit crust, and it paired well with rich chocolate hazelnut ice cream. Both were heavenly with the red wine. Many people prefer having dessert wines with fruity items, but I’m not one of them – I might have ordered a glass of port with the flourless chocolate cake, but the Chateauneuf was the ideal combination here. As the evening went on, the place got more crowded – it had been quiet at 8:30 p.m., but was hopping with every seat full two hours later. Zinque has been derided as a hipster hangout, and there’s some justice to that – some of the habitués had obviously spent a lot of money to look that artfully scruffy – but based on our experience the hipsters know something about good eating. The food bill for two was $49, our wine bill just about the same since we splurged and had some of the best items offered by the glass. It was worth it for a simple but stylish meal with excellent service in a lively café, and Zinque is high on my list of places for a light meal and a quality quaff. Zinque is at 600 Venice Blvd. in Venice. Open 6:30 a.m. – midnight midweek, 7:30 a.m. – 2 a.m. Sa-Su. Beer and wine served, small parking lot, wheelchair access OK but most tables high. Website at lezinque.com. 310-437-0970. §

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Restaurants

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Mediterranean fusion, Persian cuisine, kabobs, lamb, seafood, authentic Persian rice dishes, salad, 7 days, 11 a.m. - 11 p.m., beer, wine, 2805 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice, (310) 823-6000, www.venetiangrill. net.

Literally, the flavors of fine Italian cuisine, lunch, dinner, 7 days, 11:30 a.m. - 10 p.m., harborside views, free parking 2 hours with validation, BAJA CANTINA 13723 Fiji Way, Fisherman’s Authentic tropical Mexican cuisine, Village, Marina del Rey, (310) 821- Oaxacan salsas, sauces, tequilas, specials during the week, Happy 1740, www.sapori-mdr.com. Hour, Mon. - Fri. 4 - 7 p.m., 311 Washington Blvd., Marina del Rey, (310) 821-2252, www.bajacantina. com. BENNY’S TACOS GJELINA Fresh Mexican grill and tortilla Fine dining, small plates, charcuterie bakery, , authentic tacos, burritos, and cheese, large plates, pizza, salads, rotisserie chicken, open Sun. salads, Mon. - Fri. 11:30 - midnight, - Thurs. 9:30 a.m. - 9 p.m., Fri/Sat. Sat/Sun. 9 a.m. - midnight, brunch 9:30 a.m. - 10 p.m., 427 Lincoln until 3 p.m., extensive imported/ Blvd., Venice, (310) 396-8749, domestic beer, wine lists, 1429 www.BennysTacos.com. Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice, (310) 450-1429, www.gjelina.com.

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EL ABAJENO

Mexican food since 1969, 4515 Inglewood Blvd., Del Rey, 9310) 390-0755.

HACIENDA DEL REY

Traditional Mexican food, homemade tortillas, full bar, 8347 Lincoln Blvd., Westchester, (310) 670-8588.

HACIENDA PLAYA DEL REY

Same great traditional Mexican food as the original restaurant, homemade tortillas, full bar, 8415 Pershing Drive, Playa del Rey, (310) 7516135.

OSCAR’S CERVETECA VENICE BEACH

Authentic Mexican/Latin cuisine, brunch, lunch, salads, sandwiches, tacos, mariscos, platos grandes, open 7 days, beer and wine, Happy Hour, Mon. - Fri. 3 - 6 p.m., 523 Rose Ave., Venice, (310) 310-8937, http://cervetecala.com.

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“This sophisticated two-story home has been totally refurbished with the finest details throughout,” says agent Linda Blagman. “As you step into the foyer you immediately see out to the lovely patio area and refreshing pool. The dining room, with its own fireplace, is a step down from a kitchen in which any cook would love to create delicious meals. Three gorgeous bedrooms and two full baths are also on the first floor for varied uses of your choice. The second floor boasts an elegant master suite with two closets, one a walk-in, as well as an entry to a beautiful deck that overlooks the outdoor patio and pool. The master bath has his and hers sinks along with a separate spa tub and shower. The fifth bedroom sits at the rear of the house with views and access downstairs to an outdoor patio and the pool. Features include a solar-heated pool, and central heat and air.”

The property is offered at $1,349,800. Information, Linda Blagman, Keller Williams Realty Westside, (310) 963-4567.

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a fixer-upper for your Q: Buying first home. Is it right for you? A: If you are a first-time buyer, you may be considering purchasing a fixerupper. However, there may be some things that you don’t know. Here are the major ins-and-outs of buying a fixer-upper. Purchasing it can be a good option because the price will be lower. But you must keep in mind that these homes come with flaws and some can be huge. Foreclosures and short sales can offer better prices if you can deal with potential maintenance needs. Many first-time home buyers only calculate the mortgage, down-payment, homeowner’s association dues, property taxes and other hard costs. However, being the inexperienced home buyers that they are, they tend to neglect factoring in the everyday repairs and maintenance for the property. Things like a new water heater, stove, microwave, central heating/air conditioning systems, washer/dryer and dishwasher repairs, and even plumbing and roof repairs. While some of these systems may be in decent condition when you move in, a year or so down the road they will need to be repaired. When they do so, the added costs can put a strain on a homeowner’s monthly budget. With this in mind, buying a fixerupper for your first home can be a great way to get into the real estate market at a good price. However, you must understand the repairs the home will need before you buy. Things to consider include how much you’ll save by buying a fixer-upper versus what you’ll need to spend to make it livable, how old the home is, who’ll do the repairs, and how much patience you have for this project. Location, location, location. You must

come to terms with the necessities of a first home. On one hand, you can buy a brand new home that is done up to the nines but is in a horrible location and then later nobody wants it. On the other hand you can buy an okay or fixer-upper home in an ideal location, and suddenly it’s worth millions. So, when shopping for a fixer-upper, be very careful to survey the neighborhood and make sure it’s in a location that is worth spending your time and money to repair. Get a home inspection to ensure you understand the basic repairs and maintenance needs. If there are problems with the home, make sure you consult with experts to give you an idea about how much the repairs will likely cost. Very important – be sure to consider the age of the home. If a home is very old, it may have some charm but it will most likely have a lot of nightmare issues that aren’t always easy to spot. This can be things like plumbing or electrical wiring issues, lack of insulation, structural or foundation problems, etc. You don’t have to steer clear of an older home but you need to do your homework first. Find a good, trustworthy handyman to help you go through the problems of an older home so they can help you understand the things that will need to be fixed. Have patience. Remodeling and even just making minor repairs can take longer than you think. Remember, you chose a fixer-upper to save money. Now go out and buy that first home. This week’s question was answered by Debra Berman and Pat Kandel, Coldwell Banker Previews, (310) 5772320.

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“Welcoming curb appeal and incredible, bungalow-style charm set the stage for this stylish home in a highly sought-after Westchester location,” says agent Stephanie Younger. “The open living room and adjacent dining room are highlighted by plantation shutters, gleaming hardwood floors, and crown molding. The cook’s kitchen has tile counters, stainless steel appliances and a breakfast bar. The spacious master bedroom has an en-suite three-quarter bath. Two additional bedrooms have French doors and a full bath. ” The property is offered at $769,000. Information, Stephanie Younger, Teles Properties, (424) 203-1828.

Bob Waldron Honored as Top Producing Agent

Bob Waldron has been honored again as the top producing agent for 2012 in the Westchester Coldwell Banker office. With Bob’s consistent track record, he has been the top producing agent every year since 1982. “My many years of experience have enabled me to see many different market conditions and the transition of real estate to a new technological level. I’m really enjoying the elevated level of service and resources we have today for our clients. The real estate market is very good now for both buyers and sellers, so 2013 looks to be a great year.” Information, Bob Waldron, (310) 337-9225, Coldwell Banker, 8840 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles, 90045, bob@bobwaldron.com.

Ocean and Channel Views

“This three-bedroom, two-bath condo has extraordinary Marina, ocean and channel views, and offers over 1,700 square-feet of living space, as well as a spacious balcony,” says agent Charles Lederman. “It is beautifully appointed with custom cabinets, flooring and wall treatments. Enjoy priceless views from this quiet location, along with the Marina City Club’s unparalleled amenities, such as an executive gym/spa with free classes, three swimming pools, six tennis courts, three racquetball courts, two paddle tennis courts, a restaurant and bar with room service, a café, a convenience store, car wash, beauty salon, 24-hour guard gated security, and much more.” The property is offered at $610,000. Information, Charles Lederman, Marina City Realty, (310) 821-8980.

Marina Living with Views

“This stunning and sleek contemporary condo is in the full-service high rise The Cove,” says agent Jesse Weinberg. “The two-bedroom, twoand-a-half bath unit offers nearly 1,800 square-feet of interior living space with an additional oversized wrap-around balcony. Breathtaking ocean, Marina and city views from every room surround an open floor plan. The expansive living and dining areas with bamboo hardwood floors and walls of glass create a relaxed environment. The kitchen boasts Studio Becker cabinets, granite counters, a large center island, gas cooking and Bosch and Thermador built-in appliances. The master bedroom has its own bath with dual sinks, an oversized tube and separate shower with frameless door, a large walk-in closet, and floor-to-ceiling glass.” The property is offered at $1,295,000. Information, Jesse Weinberg & Associates, Keller Williams Marina/LA Realty, (800) 804-9132.

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“This amazing income property has three uniquely wonderful Frank Gehry-designed lofts,” says agent Jeff Konecke. “All three lofts are free-standing, and offer private, direct access tandem garages. Unit 1 is a one-bedroom, two-bath condo with three separate levels, concrete and hardwood floors, 30-foot ceilings, a skylight, and outdoor living and garden space. Unit 2 has two levels, with one bedroom and one bath, concrete flooring on the first floor, and skylights, with 30-foot ceilings on the second level. Unit 3, a one-bedroom, one-bath condo, is accessed from the second floor, featuring a loft that wraps around the first level. Features include new hardwood floors and an oversized skylight that creates tremendous light throughout the entire space.” The property is offered at $2,688,000. Information, Jeff Konecke, Abbot Kinney Real Estate, (310) 383-8111.

Venice Income Property “These four units are on a prime Venice walk street, with (two) onebedrooms, and two singles,” says agent Terry Ballentine. “Just one block to the beach, and close to Main Street and Abbot Kinney Boulevard and a convenient coin-op laundry, the units have three tandem parking spaces, for a total of six spaces. Features include storage, and an enclosed front yard. The building is low maintenance with low rents, and has great income potential. Unit #4 will be delivered vacant. Subject to seller’s 1031 exchange.” The property is offered at $1,225,000. Information, Terry Ballentine, RE/ MAX Estate Properties, (310) 3519743.

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The Argonaut ~ Home Sales Index~

Home Sales

Culver City

Homes Sold

140

159

+13.5%

January 2013

Homes Sold

January 2012

January ‘12

January ‘13

23 $315,000

24 $355,000

January ‘12

January ‘13

20 $491,000

25 $572,500

January ‘12

January ‘13

Homes Sold MediaN Price

26 $603,350

33 $700,000

Playa del Rey

January ‘12

January ‘13

Homes Sold MediaN Price

9 $470,000

13 $475,000

January ‘12

January ‘13

Homes Sold MediaN Price

4 $407,500

6 $520,750

Santa MONICA

January ‘12

January ‘13

Homes Sold MediaN Price

30 $1,150,000

30 $1,056,500

January ‘12

January ‘13

Homes Sold MediaN Price

11 $727,000

14 $1,253,500

Westchester

January ‘12

January ‘13

Homes Sold MediaN Price

17 $515,000

Homes Sold MediaN Price Marina Del rey Homes Sold MediaN Price Palms/Mar Vista

Playa Vista

Venice

Total # of sales

140

14 $640,000

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SMC student veteran services supported by American Legion grant Santa Monica College has received a $41,000 donation from the American Legion to support counseling and other services for the college’s student veterans. The donation was presented by American Legion Post 283 in Pacific Palisades, which had previously helped fund veteran services and emergency loans in the prior year with gifts totaling more than $40,000, SMC officials said. The SMC Board of Trustees recognized the American Legion post’s gift at its meeting Feb. 5. “We are so grateful to the American Legion for its incredible support of a special population at SMC for whom counseling is critical at many levels,” said Linda Sinclair, faculty leader of the SMC Veterans Resource Center. Sinclair noted that because of the center’s limited budget, it does not have nearly enough funding for counseling for the 700 student veterans at SMC. “It sometimes takes over three hours for a student veteran to wait to see a counselor,” she said. Sinclair said counseling is particularly critical for veterans because, aside from academic advising, they receive guidance on often-needed disabled student services

and the complex rules and regulations that govern veterans’ benefits. She added that the approximately 300 SMC veterans who receive educational benefits under the G.I. Bill monthly allowances cannot receive those benefits if they are not enrolled in classes. “These young men and women have come back from wars and have seen some terrible things,” Dave Borgeson, first vice commander of American Legion Post 283. “Their experiences are much different than the high school students entering college, and they need guidance from specially trained counselors. We want to be sure these veterans get the services they need.” Borgeson’s post has 630 members that include veterans from World War II, as well as the Korean, Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan wars. Although most of the donation is going to counseling, $5,000 is being allocated to a veterans’ emergency fund and $1,000 for supplies and printing, Sinclair said. “Linda Sinclair is a treasure,” Borgeson said, “and the student veterans program at SMC is probably one of the top in the country.”

AMERICAN LEGION POST 283 has donated $41,000 for counseling and other needs for Santa Monica College student veterans. Pictured from left are student veteran Richard Barnes; Dave Borgeson of American Legion Post 283; SMC President Dr. Chui L. Tsang; student veteran Robert Contreras; and Linda Sinclair, SMC Veterans Resource Center faculty leader.

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$1,250,000 $459,000 $1,250,000

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13068 Icon Circle 12963 Runway Road #216 13200 Pacific Promenade #416 6241 Crescent Park West #415 13068 Icon Circle 7100 Playa Vista Drive #113

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2427 Pier Avenue 2211 Ashland Avenue 811 19th Street #2 1410 Sunset Avenue 333 24th Street 222 7th Street #202 922 16th Street #5

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Federal indictment charges chefs with allegedly selling whale meat The parent company of a former Santa Monica sushi restaurant and two of its chefs have been charged with allegedly conspiring to import and sell meat of endangered Sei whales. A federal grand jury has returned a nine-count indictment charging Typhoon Restaurant, Inc., the parent company of the now-closed The Hump Restaurant at Santa Monica Airport; along with Kiyoshiro Yamamoto, 48, of Culver City and Susumu Ueda, 39, of Lawndale, U.S. Attorney’s Office spokesman Thom Mrozek said. The renewed charges come after an investigation was initiated in early 2010, when allegations surfaced of the restaurant serving meat from Sei whales, which are protected under the Marine Mammal Protection Act. According to the indictment and documents previously filed in the case, The Hump allegedly

sold whale sushi to informants posing as customers on three specific occasions in the fall of 2009 and in early 2010. The meat sold as “whale” on two of the occasions was examined by scientists, who tested the DNA of the meat and determined it was Sei whale, according to the indictment. Receipts given to the informants who went to the restaurant indicated that they had purchased “whale,” according to a previously filed affidavit. In addition to the conspiracy charge, The Hump is charged with smuggling and Yamamoto is charged with two counts of smuggling, Mrozek said. The restaurant is also charged with a misdemeanor count of the sale of a marine mammal product for an unauthorized purpose, and Yamamoto is charged with two misdemeanor counts of sale of a marine mammal product for an unauthorized purpose, Mrozek

said. Ueda is additionally charged with making a false statement to federal investigators about the source of the whale meat, according to the indictment. If they are convicted, Yamamoto could face a statutory maximum penalty of 67 years in federal prison, and Ueda could face a maximum sentence of 10 years. The Typhoon Restaurant, Inc. would face fines totaling $1.2 million if it is convicted. The investigation into The Hump and Yamamoto was conducted by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Office of Law Enforcement. NOAA investigators received assistance from the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, the California Department of Fish & Wildlife, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

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and Rancho Palos Verdes, a spokesman for Lieu said. The so-called “deferred” areas in state Senate districts will remain in effect until 2014 and follows changes to senate district boundaries that were redrawn by the Citizens’ Redistricting Commission in 2011. “I look forward to serving my new constituents and solving any problems they may have,” Lieu said. Only odd-numbered districts elected a state senator in 2012. The even-numbered districts established in 2001 will continue to exist until 2014, when the redrawn even-numbered districts

elect a state senator. These unique circumstances create some areas of overlap between the old and new districts (accelerated areas) and some areas without any coverage (deferred areas), Lieu’s spokesman explained. For the 2013-14 regular session of the Legislature, each accelerated area essentially has two senators representing the area, while each deferred area has none. In response, the Senate Committee on Rules has assigned a senator to provide appropriate constituent services to each deferred area.

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Part-time instructional aide charged in sexual battery of student An instructional aide working at Santa Monica High School has been charged in connection with the sexual battery of a female student, police said. The 15-year-old student alleged to police that she was grabbed on the buttocks by instructional aide Kelvin Ramirez, 34, who was assigned to work with special education students at Samohi on a parttime basis, Santa Monica police

Sgt. Richard Lewis said. The Santa Monica Police Department began an investigation of the sexual assault allegations against Ramirez Dec. 20, Lewis said. Police then presented the investigation to the Santa Monica City Attorney’s Office, which subsequently filed one count of sexual battery, a misdemeanor, against Ramirez, Lewis said.

Ramirez is scheduled to appear at an arraignment hearing at the Superior Court Airport Courthouse Feb. 27. The investigation is ongoing and anyone with additional information is asked to contact Det. Leslie Trapnell at (310) 458-2256, Sgt. Renaldi Thruston at (310) 458-8414 or the Santa Monica Police Department (24 hours) at (310) 458-8495.

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Environmental review revised to include nature center The California Department of Fish and Wildlife, previously the California Department of Fish and Game, has issued a revised notice of preparation for an environmental impact report (EIR) to inform applicable public agencies and the public about refinements to the planned restoration of the Ballona Wetlands. As the lead agency, Fish and Wildlife is required to prepare under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) an EIR, which will be crafted in conjunction with an environmental impact statement with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as the lead agency under the National Environmental Policy Act. Previously, Fish and Wildlife issued a notice of preparation on July 26. The new notice includes additional information about visitor-oriented facilities, specifically an interpretive center component for the Ballona Wetlands restoration project. It does not change any information in the July notice but should be considered in addition to the July document’s information, according to state officials. The nature center is being proposed for construction near a section of the Ballona Wetlands known as Area C. The site contains Culver-Marina Little League baseball fields on Culver Boulevard in Playa del Rey. More detailed location information for the entire Ballona Wetlands is contained in the July notice, say Fish and Game officials. As reported in The Argonaut Jan, 30, the interpretive center would be an approximately 46,000-square foot building and include an auditorium, classrooms, facilities for an animal adoption and care

program, exhibits on wildlife and domestic animals, veterinary facilities limited to care for program-related animals housed on site only, office space for administrative and educational staff, optional retail and concessions space and parking. The Annenberg Foundation would be funding the construction of the center. The project’s effects, as refined with information about the interpretive center, will be analyzed and addressed in the EIR/EIS for the following environmental topics: aesthetics, air quality and greenhouse gas emissions, biological resources, cultural resources, geology and soils, hazards and hazardous materials, hydrology and water quality, land use and planning, noise, public services, recreation, sea-level rise, traffic and utilities. Fish and Wildlife invites affected agencies and the public to provide additional comments regarding the appropriate scope and preparation of the environmental document, especially in light of the refined project information concerning an interpretive center. New written comments on the scope of environmental review may be submitted to the address listed below. Such comments should be submitted by March 1. Ballona Wetlands Restoration Project C/O Donna McCormick 1 Ada, Suite 100 Irvine, CA 92816, or by email to: Donna. McCormick@icfi.com. Additional information on the project and the environmental review process is available on the Ballona Wetlands restoration website at: www.ballonarestoration. org.

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Los Angeles Boat Show to feature new in-water event at Burton Chace Park The Progressive Insurance Los Angeles Boat Show will return Thursday through Sunday, Feb. 7 through 10, with a new in-water program taking place at Burton Chace Park in Marina del Rey. Billed as the West Coast’s premier boat show, the event will showcase hundreds of boats, from entry-level family cruisers to million dollar yachts, plus thousands of the newest marine accessories and gear and daily educational seminars. Activities will be held at both the Los Angeles Convention Center and Burton Chace Park. “As part of our effort to grow the show, we’re very excited about the new in-water yacht and brokerage show produced in partnership with the California Yacht Brokerage Association,” said Dave Geoffroy, vice president of National Marine Manufacturers Association West. “In addition to shopping hundreds of boats and enjoying nautical family fun inside the Convention Center, the show’s beautiful in-water location in Marina del Rey is an ideal setting for attendees to discover the boating lifestyle and shop the region’s larger boats. Whether one is a seasoned captain or just getting

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OPCC program to hold Valentine’s sale of arts and crafts Daybreak Designs, a program of the OPCC social service organization in Santa Monica, will host a Valentine’s Day sale from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8 at the OPCC Cloverfield Services Center, 1751 Cloverfield Blvd. Among the items being sold are handmade jewelry, greeting cards, quilts, crocheted items, pottery and artwork created by clients and alumni of Daybreak.

A project of OPCC, Daybreak is a program especially designed to help mentally ill homeless women end their homelessness. The program aims to offer stable living environment where women battling homelessness and living with mental illness are safe and have direct access to a full range of services, according to OPCC. The program includes a Day Center,

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Women of Daybreak retain 70 percent of revenue from items sold, and the remaining 30 percent is reinvested in the business. Daybreak Designs hosts five sales annually. In addition, the Daybreak Design store at the OPCC Cloverfield Services Center is open to the public on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Information, (310) 450-0650.

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Gray whale migration in full swing in local waters Photo courtesy of the Aquarium of the Pacific

GRAY WHALES can be an impressive sight as they make their 10,000-12,000-mile migration to Mexico.

By Pat Reynolds Late last month I climbed into my 14foot inflatable boat and made my way into the heart of the Santa Monica Bay to, hopefully, get a glimpse of a migrating gray whale making his or her way down to the warm waters of Baja California, Mexico. While I found myself in the middle of no less than 50 common dolphin darting and jumping inches from the bow of my boat, I saw no grays that day. It was a disappointment because the inspiration for heading out was a report of an incredible instance that happened on Jan. 20. On a whale watch, longtime cetacean researcher and director of the L.A. chapter of the American Cetacean Society’s Gray Whale Census and Behavior Project, Alisa Schulman-Janiger and a small group witnessed a pod of at least 23 gray whales in the same area I was camped. Schulman-Janiger told the passengers it was indeed a “once in a lifetime” opportunity to see so many grays collected PAGE 34 THE ARGONAUT February 7, 2013

in one small area. The normal behavior of these animals during their migration, (10,000-12,000 miles, the longest of any mammal) is a steady plodding, either in pairs or solo – occasionally a male, female and calf. The cetacean researcher told NBC news that it was the largest sighting she had ever seen in this area of so many whales in one group. This experience, along with solid local consensus numbers, is good news for a species that was hunted to extinction in the Atlantic Ocean in the 1700s and to the brink of total decimation here in the Pacific Ocean. According to the Southwest Fisheries Science Center, the population of the eastern north pacific gray whales, which are still protected under international law, is presently estimated at about 20,000 animals. “We saw a lot of early grays this season, like last season,” Schulman-Janiger told The Argonaut. “Our counts are just below last season’s counts, which were quite high for this time of year.” Since Dec. 1 the Census and Behavior

Project has counted 654 grays making their way, mostly down the coast – 644 have been reported to be traveling south with only 10 northbound travelers. The 99,000-pound mammals are thought to prefer the warm waters of peaceful Mexican lagoons for their birthing. It’s supposed by scientists that these areas provide an effective environment for acclimation of newborn calves, and more recent theories involve the notion that they are also recognized by whales as a type of safe haven – specifically a place free of predatory killer whales. They typically head from the northern waters of the Pacific down to Mexico with many hugging the coastline. With the mammals beginning their long journey in November, this time of year yields the whales’ highest levels of traffic. Early travelers are on their way back north and others are still heading south. From now until March it’s possible to witness grays coming from either direction. Traveling at around four to six knots, they often clear Point Dume and swim

along an invisible line to the Palos Verdes area. For local boaters and/or potential whale watchers, now is a great time to get a look at these incredible animals. For boaters, remember that these whales are on a mission, many are pregnant and would rather not be harassed in any way. “Many people don’t know that these whales are protected or that getting too close can potentially cause harm to these magnificent animals,” said local marine biologist Maddalena Bearzi, who spends numerous hours in the bay conducting research. “In the last week, paddle boarders and surfers were literally ‘over’ the whales [looking] for an up-close view of these animals and many boaters crowded their feeding areas.” So, be courteous and respectful of an animal that has come back from the doldrums of survival and is now simply trying to continue to enhance its fragile population. §

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NOTICE OF ADDITIONAL SCOPING PERIOD for Ballona Wetlands Restoration Project The California Department of Fish & Wildlife (CDFW), previously the California Department of Fish & Game, the State Coastal Conservancy, and the California State Lands Commission are considering a large-scale restoration of the Ballona Wetlands. The Ballona Wetlands are a stateowned Ecological Reserve located within the western portion of the city of Los Angeles and unincorporated Los Angeles County, south of Marina Del Rey and north of Playa Del Rey. CDFW has issued a revised Notice of Preparation (NOP) for an environmental impact report (EIR) to inform applicable public agencies and the public about refinements to the planned restoration of the Ballona Wetlands. CDFW previously issued an NOP on July 26, 2012 (SCH# 2012071090). In the revised NOP, additional information about visitor-oriented facilities is provided, specifically an interpretive center component for the Ballona Wetlands Restoration Project. The revised NOP does not change any information in the July NOP but should be considered as additional information. The Ballona Wetlands Restoration Project entails restoring, enhancing, and creating native coastal wetland and upland habitats in the approximately 600-acre Ecological Reserve. In addition to the project components described in the July NOP, the proposed project would also include an interpretive center within the portion of the site known as Area C, located on both sides of Culver Boulevard east of Lincoln Boulevard. At this location, the existing Little League baseball fields would remain, and an interpretive center of approximately 46,000 square feet would be constructed, including: auditorium, classrooms, public lobby, facilities for an animal adoption and care program, exhibits on wildlife and domestic animals, veterinary facilities limited to care for program-related animals housed on site, administrative and educational staff office space, optional retail and concessions space, and parking. You are invited to provide additional comments regarding the appropriate scope and preparation of the EIR, especially in light of the refined project information concerning an interpretive center. (Scoping comments previously submitted do not need to be resubmitted.) Submit new comments by March 1, 2013 to Ballona Wetlands Restoration Project, C/O Donna McCormick, 1 Ada, Suite 100, Irvine, CA 92618 (email: Donna. McCormick@icfi.com). Additional information on the project and the environmental review process is available on the Ballona Wetlands Restoration website at: www.ballonarestoration.org.

true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Registrant Signature/Name: Cynthia Sarah, Inc, President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on January 4, 2013. Argonaut published: January 17, 24, 31, February 7, 2013. NOTICE-In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). FICTITIOuS buSINeSS NaMe STaTeMeNT File No. 2013 001648 The following person is doing business as: Callista Anne, 950 4th Street, Apt. 404, Santa Monica, CA 90403, County of Los Angeles. Articles of Incorporation or Organization Number: AI #ON: Registered owner: Callista Anne Sessler, 950 4th Street, Apt. 404, Santa Monica, CA 90403. This business is conducted by an Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Registrant Signature/ Name: Callista Anne Sessler, Owner (Sole Proprietor). This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on January 4, 2013. Argonaut published: January 24, 31, February 7, 14, 2013. NOTICEIn accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). FICTITIOuS buSINeSS NaMe STaTeMeNT File No. 2013 001910 The following person is doing business as: Love Flows Agency, 4017 Via Marina, Unit C203, Marina del Rey, CA 90292, County of Los Angeles. Articles of Incorporation or Organization Number: AI #ON: Registered owner: 1. Khalid M. Felix, 4017 Via Marina, Unit C203, Marina del Rey, CA 90292. 2. Maidah M. Felix, 4017 Via Marina, Unit C203, Marina del Rey, CA 90292. This business is conducted by a General Partnership. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Registrant Signature/Name: Khalid M. Felix, Partner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on January 4, 2013. Argonaut published: January 31, February 7, 14, 21, 2013. NOTICEIn accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the

residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). FICTITIOuS buSINeSS NaMe STaTeMeNT File No. 2013 002675 The following person is doing business as: ChinToy Consulting, 4249 East Blvd. #6, Los Angeles, CA 90066, County of Los Angeles. Articles of Incorporation or Organization Number: AI #ON: Registered owner: Sally Jue, 4249 East Blvd. #6, Los Angeles, CA 90066. This business is conducted by an Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Registrant Signature/Name: Sally Jue, Sole Proprietor. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on January 7, 2013. Argonaut published: January 17, 24, 31, February 7, 2013. NOTICEIn accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). FICTITIOuS buSINeSS NaMe STaTeMeNT File No. 2013 002685 The following person is doing business as: 2309 Lucerne Partners, 3031 West Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90016, County of Los Angeles. Articles of Incorporation or Organization Number: AI #ON: Registered owner: 1. Philip Lewis, 3031 West Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90016. 2. Devlyn Candler, 3030 West Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90016. This business is conducted by Copartners. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Registrant Signature/Name: Philip Lewis, Copartner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on January 7, 2013. Argonaut published: January 17, 24, 31, February 7, 2013. NOTICEIn accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). FICTITIOuS buSINeSS NaMe STaTeMeNT File No. 2013 002711 The following person is doing business as: 1. Miles Away Music, 4249 East Blvd. #6, Los Angeles, CA 90066, County of Los Angeles. 2. Miles Away Music BMI 3. Love Swamp. Articles of Incorporation

or Organization Number: AI #ON: Registered owner: Vincent S. D’Onofrio, 4249 East Blvd. #6, Los Angeles, CA 90066. This business is conducted by an Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Registrant Signature/Name: Vincent S. D’Onofrio, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on January 7, 2013. Argonaut published: January 17, 24, 31, February 7, 2013. NOTICE-In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). FICTITIOuS buSINeSS NaMe STaTeMeNT File No. 2013 005150 The following person is doing business as: insurevents.com, 9841 Airport Blvd., Ste 1000, Los Angeles, CA 90045, County of Los Angeles. Articles of Incorporation or Organization Number: AI #ON: 2480207. Registered owners: Event Insurance Services, Inc., 9841 Airport Blvd., Ste 1000, Los Angeles, CA 90045. This business is conducted by a Corporation. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Registrant Signature/Name: Event Insurance Services, Inc., Sandra Zumbado, President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on January 9, 2013. Argonaut published: January 17, 24, 31, February 7, 2013. NOTICEIn accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). FICTITIOuS buSINeSS NaMe STaTeMeNT File No. 2013 010825 The following person is doing business as: Electriclear, 2152 Stonyvale Rd., Tujunga, CA 91042, County of Los Angeles. Articles of Incorporation or Organization Number: AI #ON: Registered owner: Shane Hilton, 2152 Stonyvale Rd., Tujunga, CA 91042. This business is conducted by an Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Registrant Signature/Name: Shane Hilton, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on January 16, 2013. Argonaut published: January 24, 31, February 7, 14, 2013. NOTICEIn accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the

end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). FICTITIOuS buSINeSS NaMe STaTeMeNT File No. 2013 010832 The following person is doing business as: Improvement of Movement, 938 3rd St. #205, Santa Monica, CA 90403, County of Los Angeles. Articles of Incorporation or Organization Number: AI #ON: Registered owner: Ben Guevara, 938 3rd St. #205, Santa Monica, CA 90403. This business is conducted by an Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Registrant Signature/Name: Ben Guevara, Principal. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on January 16, 2013. Argonaut published: January 24, 31, February 7, 14, 2013. NOTICEIn accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). FICTITIOuS buSINeSS NaMe STaTeMeNT File No. 2013 010838 The following person is doing business as: The Savage Players, 1637 Via Margarita, Palos Verdes Est., CA 90274, County of Los Angeles. Articles of Incorporation or Organization Number: AI #ON: Registered owner: Lauren Dunagan Spierer, 1637 Via Margarita, Palos Verdes Est., CA 90274. This business is conducted by an Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Registrant Signature/ Name: Lauren Dunagan Spierer, Co-Founder. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on January 16, 2013. Argonaut published: January 24, 31, February 7, 14, 2013. NOTICEIn accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code).

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LEGAL ADVERTISING FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013 011131 The following person is doing business as: Ocean View Pool Service, 3438 Colonial Ave., Los Angeles CA 90066, County of Los Angeles. Articles of Incorporation or Organization Number: AI #ON: Registered owner: Gary William Orlando, 3438 Colonial Ave., Los Angeles CA 90066. This business is conducted by an Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 1-16-13. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Registrant Signature/Name: Sharon B. Robinson, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on January 16, 2013. Argonaut published: January 24, 31, February 7, 14, 2013. NOTICEIn accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the

facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code).

Signature/Name: Sharon B. Robinson, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on January 17, 2013. Argonaut published: January 24, 31, February 7, 14, 2013. NOTICEIn accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code).

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013 011652 The following person is doing business as: Blythe Spirit BodyWorks, 12020 Herbert St., Los Angeles CA 90066, County of Los Angeles. Articles of Incorporation or Organization Number: AI #ON: Registered owner: Sharon B. Robinson, 12020 Herbert St., Los Angeles CA 90066. This business is conducted by an Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Registrant

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Articles of Incorporation or Organization Number: AI #ON: Registered owner: 1. David A. Herbst, 7806 Croydon Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90045. 2. Nathalie T. Herbst, 7806 Croydon Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90045. This business is conducted by a Married Couple. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Registrant Signature/ Name: David Herbst, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on January 17, 2013. Argonaut published: January 24, 31, February 7, 14, 2013. NOTICE-In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code).

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013 013582 The following person is doing business as: 1. Ninth Row Productions, 1544 N. Hayworth Ave. #2, Los Angeles, CA 90046, County of Los Angeles. 2. 9th Row Productions. Articles of Incorporation or Organization Number AI #ON: Registered owner: David Rowe, 1544 N. Hayworth Ave. #2, Los Angeles, CA 90046. This business is conducted by an Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Registrant Signature/Name: David Rowe, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on January 18, 2013. Argonaut published: January 31, February 7, 14, 21, 2013. NOTICEIn accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the

office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013 015280 The following persons are doing business as: 2 Fit Moms, LLC, 3968 Michael Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90066, County of Los Angeles. Articles of Incorporation or Organization Number: AI #ON: Registered owners: 2 Fit Moms, LLC, 3968 Michael Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90066. This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on Jan 2, 2013. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Registrant Signature/ Name: 2 Fit Moms, LLC, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on January 23, 2013. Argonaut published: February 7, 14, 21, 28, 2013. NOTICE-In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013 016473 The following person is doing business as: Baizer & Grimmett Automotive Repair, 11717 Santa Monica Bl., WLA, CA 90025, County of Los Angeles. Articles of Incorporation or Organization Number AI #ON: 3529429. Registered owner: Baizer & Grimmett Automotive Repair, 11717 Santa Monica Bl., WLA, CA 90025. This business is conducted by a Corporation. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Registrant Signature/Name: Baizer & Grimmett Automotive Repair, Scott Baizer, President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on January 24, 2013. Argonaut published: January 31, February 7, 14, 21, 2013. NOTICE-In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013 016807 The following person is doing business as: Legal Talk Network, 11693 San Vicente Blvd. #910, Los

Angeles, CA 90049, County of Los Angeles. Articles of Incorporation or Organization Number AI #ON: 200414010118. Registered owner: Westin Consulting, LLC, 11693 San Vicente Blvd. #910, Los Angeles, CA 90049. This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Registrant Signature/ Name: Westin Consulting, LLC, Adam Camras, Manager. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on January 24, 2013. Argonaut published: February 7, 14, 21, 28, 2013. NOTICE-In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013 018258 The following person is doing business as: makemymo, 3761 Ashwood Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90066, County of Los Angeles. Articles of Incorporation or Organization Number AI #ON: Registered owner: Deborah A. Glassman, 3761 Ashwood Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90066. This business is conducted by an Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Registrant Signature/ Name: Deborah A. Glassman, Sole Proprietor. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on January 28, 2013. Argonaut published: February 7, 14, 21, 28, 2013. NOTICE-In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013 018797 The following person is doing business as: 1. Viajero Publishing, 5535 Westlawn Ave., Suite 477, Los Angeles, CA 90066, County of Los Angeles. 2. Entertainment Access. 3. ASL Aware. Articles of Incorporation or Organization Number AI #ON: Registered owner: Lucas Soto, 5535 Westlawn Ave., Suite 477, Los Angeles, CA 90066. This business is conducted by an Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Registrant Signature/Name: Lucas Soto. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on January 28, 2013. Argonaut published: January 31, February 7, 14, 21, 2013. NOTICE-In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on

which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013 021532 The following person is doing business as: Arden Venice Press, 248 Market Street, B, Venice, CA 90291, County of Los Angeles. Articles of Incorporation or Organization Number AI #ON: Registered owner: Stephen Richard Bevilacqua, 248 Market Street, B, Venice, CA 90291. This business is conducted by an Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 1-31-2013. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Registrant Signature/ Name: Stephen Bevilacqua, President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on January 31, 2013. Argonaut published: February 7, 14, 21, 28, 2013. NOTICE-In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013 024435 The following persons are doing business as: Felicity’s Filled Cupcakes, 5740 W. Centinela Ave. #318, Los Angeles, CA 90045, County of Los Angeles. Articles of Incorporation or Organization Number AI #ON: Registered owners: 1. Tina Louise Magwood, 5740 W. Centinela Ave, #318, Los Angeles, CA 90045. 2. Felicia Janel Magwood, 5740 W. Centinela Ave, #318, Los Angeles, CA 90045. 3. Lynetta JordanMagwood, 5740 W. Centinela Ave, #318, Los Angeles, CA 90045. This business is conducted by a General Partnership. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 2/5/2013. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Registrant Signature/ Name: Lynetta JordanMagwood, Partner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on February 5, 2013. Argonaut published: February 7, 14, 21, 28, 2013. NOTICE-In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code).

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LEGAL ADVERTISING FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013 024455 The following person is doing business as: Venice Tile Works, 1030 Amoroso Pl., Venice, CA 90291, County of Los Angeles. Articles of Incorporation or Organization Number AI #ON: Registered owner: David Dahlin, 1030 Amoroso Pl., Venice, CA 90291. This business is conducted by an Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Registrant Signature/ Name: David Dahlin. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on February 5, 2013. Argonaut published: February 7, 14, 21, 28, 2013. NOTICE-In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013011957 The following person is doing business as: 1. For Future Generations, 8939 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Suite 102, Los Angeles, CA 90045, County of Los Angeles. 2. PO Box 25002, Los Angeles, CA 90025. Articles of Incorporation or Organization Number AI #ON: Registered owner: Zenus F. Dismukes, 3664 W. Chapman Ln, Inglewood, CA 90305. This business is conducted by an Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Registrant Signature/ Name: Zenus F. Dismukes, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on January 17, 2013. Argonaut published: February 7, 14, 21, 28, 2013. NOTICE-In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code).

PUBLIC NOTICES NOTICE OF APPLICATION TO SELL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES Date of Filing Application: JANUARY 23, 2013. To Whom It May Concern: The Name of the Applicant is: AYARA GROUPS INC. The applicants listed above are applying to the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to sell alcoholic beverages at: 6245-6249 W. 87th St, Los Angeles, CA 90045-3901. Type of License Applied for: 47 - ON-SALE GENERAL EATING PLACE. Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control 888 S. Figueroa St., Suite 320, Los Angeles, CA 90017 (213) 833-6043. LA1263874. Argonaut Published: January 31, February 7, 14, 2013. NOTICE OF SALE OF ABANDONED PERSONAL PROPERTY Notice is hereby given that under and pursuant in Section 1988 of the California Civil Code the Property listed below believed to be abandoned by Brenda Monsma, whose last address was 3101 Sawtelle Blvd., #302, Los Angeles, 90066 will be sold at public auction at 3165 Sawtelle Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90066 on 02/13/13, at 10:00am. Description of Property: Personal Belongings of Ms. Brenda Monsma. The Argonaut Newspaper: January 31, February 7, 2013.

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