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Infrastructure Repairs Could Cost Several Billion Dollars says more money is In-Focus Roundtable Panel needed to improve city’s

ROUNDTABLE - From left: Los Angeles Public Works Commissioner Steven Nutter, John Gregory, legislative deputy for Councilman Bill Rosendahl, DWP Director of Water Engineering and Technical Services Susan Rowghani and DWP spokeswoman Jane Galbraith.

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Dockweiler Beach bonfires could be extinguished under proposed countywide ban By Vince Echavaria What began as a push by a city in Orange County to remove its popular beach bonfire pits has begun to drift toward other areas where open burning has been a cherished tradition, including Dockweiler State Beach in Playa del Rey. Flames from the dozens of fire pits dotting Dockweiler are visible to motorists traveling along scenic Vista del Mar in the evening, and the smell from grills and logs burning in the beach’s fire rings is a common scent for cyclists and pedestrians passing through the stretch of sand on the bike path. Visitors come from throughout the region and some arrive hours early to lay claim to a bonfire pit where their friends or family members can later join them for a nighttime gathering around the flames with the sound of waves crashing in the background.

At Dockweiler and other Southern California beaches, this has been an activity experienced by generations of families, or for others, a new way to enjoy the beach lifestyle. But the opportunity to light bonfires could be extinguished under a proposal by staff of the South Coast Air Quality Management District to ban open burning on all beaches in Los Angeles and Orange counties. The AQMD staff recommended last month that an amendment be made to an existing district rule that would outlaw open burning on L.A. and Orange county beaches year-round as a way to protect beachgoers and residents living nearby from the effects of breathing in wood smoke and other materials burned in the pits. “(Staff) is looking at prohibiting open fires on

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networks of sidewalks, pipelines By Gary Walker The American Society of Civil Engineers’ 2009 Report Card for America’s Infrastructure estimated that there is a $549.5 billion shortfall in investments in roads and bridges. In Mar Vista, a small group of residents were considering last year how they could secede, or break away, from the city of Los Angeles due to what they say is a lack of concern from their city representatives for their local streets, curbs, municipal buildings and sidewalks. The state of the city’s networks of roads, pipelines and sewers is of major concern to many Westside residents, including those in Council District 11, which includes Venice, Playa del Rey, Westchester, Del Rey and Mar Vista. The Argonaut hosted an infrastructure roundtable on March 21 with representatives from the Department of Water and Power, a city Board of Public Works commissioner and a representative of Councilman Bill Rosendahl’s office in order to get a sense of the condition of the city’s electrical and water networks, as well as the state of its infrastructure and what it will cost to repair it. Susan Rowghani and Eric Hartman spoke about the DWP’s water infrastructure and the agency’s power systems, respectively, including what new plans the agency has regarding them. DWP officials say the agency is in the process of identifying the most seriously degraded areas of its infrastructure and has refurbished a great deal of it, but (Continued on page 6)

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that is too busy protecting its status quo to participate in representative government. Re: “Neighborhood leaders confront The neighborhood council movement Villaraigosa over loss of funds, canceling is growing. In a mere decade, the advisoelections” (Argonaut, March 21). ry council system has enriched Angelenos The illuminating article about our city at the grassroots with the all-important government’s latest attack on democracy belief that democracy is possible in Los suggests that our Los Angeles city council Angeles. has forgotten that the neighborhood counThe council system has created concil system arose from the threat of secesduits connecting neighborhoods, council sion. offices and city departments. It has emFiscal evisceration of neighborhood powered otherwise disenfranchised voters councils is illegal. In fact, the City Charter requires advance funding of neighbor- to organize resources and improve our communities. It has provided a relief hood councils from a dedicated account valve for neighborhoods frustrated with with which the city must not interfere. slow bureaucracy, and it has saved the Our city attorney may soon have to decity from taxpayer secession – so far. cide whether to defend a City Council VOL 43, NO 14 Local News & Culture

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Cutting neighborhood council budgets and postponing NC elections - yet again would be the end of the beginning of defrom their annual $50,000 level to the mocracy in Los Angeles.” current $37,500 – and now to $27,000, Democratic governance is what our plus the additional 20 percent to self-fund neighborhood council system is all about. 2014 elections – tightens the wrong belt. Fund it or lose both. Every penny of the annual $4 million Jed Pauker neighborhood council budget goes not to Venice salaries, expense accounts or General Fund black holes but directly to 95 community and governance improvement Wetlands learning projects, run by some 2,000 dedicated volunteers whose common mission is to experience make Los Angeles a better place to live I can probably name about 10 birds by and work. sight. I know the hummingbird, the redContrast their measurable results with winged blackbird, doves, ducks, bluebirds the value of spending nearly $3 million and crows. I’m proud to say I can even annually for City Council member salaidentify cedar waxwings, but only when ries, plus office budget costs averaging flocking to gorge on my juniper berries. about $1 million per council member. It’s I was visiting the Los Angeles area last no small irony that last year’s City Counweekend, staying in Marina del Rey, and cil budget overrun could have readily was introduced to the Ballona Wetlands. filled the neighborhood council system’s It was great to find open space so close to $1.2 million funding gap – with funds left a large city. over to defend the city against frivolous Picking up a wetlands bird list availlawsuits. able for free, I started on my walk. GrantWhile our city attorney shows a moed it’s a small area to walk/hike for us hument of gracious clarity to support the admans, but the birds like it. I saw a few visory council mandate, budget advocate bird watchers. Those are the people with Jay Handal speaks truth when he states the binoculars and long photo lenses. I that postponing neighborhood council asked one if he saw anything good and he elections would be the “beginning of the end of democracy in Los Angeles.” said, “a ruddy.” However, having been raised in an Now I know 11 birds by sight. I eastern city whose residents had no repre- learned more than about birds, though. I sentation, andUnauthorized having become an Angelelearned fromStrictly reading an Prohibited! article on the Reproduction no during twoPer decades of pre-neighborFriends of the Ballona Wetlands your chrisad working agreement & U.S., copyright law 17 U.S.C., Sec 101, et seq.,website the copy, hood council Los I would offers,Angeles, colors, designs & all other elementsthat displayed on the attachedFoundation advertising are is only for the the Annenberg proposuse of chrisad clients in good standing. by any entity other than chrisad or chrisad propose to amend Handal’s statement to Reproduction ing to develop part of the wetlands for an authorized agents is strictly prohibited & in violation of U.S., copyright law 17 U.S.C., Sec 101, read: “De-funding neighborhood councils (Letters continued on page 5) et seq., & will be aggressively prosecuted.

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Waters takes Waxman to task over statements regarding LAX runway By Gary Walker Two local members of Congress who largely have similar fiscal and social viewpoints apparently differ strongly on how the nation’s fourth busiest airport plans to modernize its facilities, including how it proposes to make room for larger commercial airplanes. Rep. Maxine Waters (DWestchester) recently took issue with statements made by her congressional colleague, Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Venice), before they left Washington, D.C. for the congressional break last month. The disagreement between the two highly popular members of the California congressional delegation stems from Waxman’s apparent support for a highly controversial decision by officials of Los Angeles World Airports, which involves moving the northernmost runway at Los Angeles International Airport 260 feet towards Westchester and Playa del Rey. Addressing a local Democratic Club meeting on March 23, Waters talked about a discussion that she had with Waxman about the runway proposal, known as Alternative 1. “I had a long conversation

with Rep. Waxman (last month) about this,” began the congresswoman. “The reason that I had a long conversation with him is because I sat with him on the House floor and I asked him about his position on LAX because I had been hearing some rumors. “He said to me, ‘Yes, I’ve been approached, but I haven’t made up my mind. I’m not doing anything at this point.’ I said I want you to be clear that there is strong opposition to the airport plan,” Waters continued. “I want you to give it all the consideration that you need to, but I want you to be with me on this. And he said, ‘I hear you.’” According to the congresswoman, she was approached the next day by an unnamed elected official from California who was waving a letter and told her that Waxman had asked her to sign the letter supporting LAX’s plan to move the runway. “I felt that I had been misled,” Waters told the audience. During her comments, Waters appeared agitated regarding her colleague’s position. She said that she does not respect Waxman for his actions on the issue. “And anybody who wants to tell him that, please tell him,” Waters

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WAR OF WORDS – Reps. Maxine Waters (above) and Henry Waxman are at odds over Waxman’s support of an unpopular plan to move Los Angeles International Airport’s northernmost runway.

added to applause from the audience. Representatives from Waxman’s office said they could not locate the letter that Waters referenced. “I support the modernization plan at Los Angeles International Airport. The FAA has stated that airport ‘safety and efficiency would be greatly improved by further separating the two runways and building a center taxiway between them,’” Waxman, who also represents part of Marina del Rey and Playa del Rey, told The Argonaut on April 2. The Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce supports the runway move as do various labor organizations. The disagreement over the airport’s runway plan highlights how LAX’s modernization and the vehement opposition to relocating the runway by residents of Westchester and Playa del Rey have become a lightening rod of controversy. The local chamber of commerce, the LAX Coastal Area Chamber, has adopted LAWA’s position on the runway, leading some of its members to cancel their memberships. Waters called the union between organized labor and the downtown chamber an “unholy alliance.” “It’s something that you better pay attention to,” she cautioned. Waxman’s position has angered those who oppose the controversial position adopted by representatives of LAWA, including some of his constituents. The Venice Neighborhood Council posted its support for what is commonly called Alternative 2 on its website after Waters’ comments. Alternative 2 does not move the runway.

“The motion passed unanimously, in large part because of testimony that rebuilding Lincoln Boulevard to accommodate the runway move would tie up Westside traffic for a long period of time (one to two years) and involve unknown engineering risks that could delay rebuilding even longer,” the motion states. “We also heard testimony that while the primary justification for the move was to improve safety on the airfield, a study done by NASA and a blue-ribbon commission of airport safety experts concluded that there was no safety problem that would be solved by the proposal.” The post encourages residents to “express your concerns about (Waxman’s) endorsement of a plan that will cost millions of dollars in lost time due to longer commutes, (hundreds) of millions of dollars in construction costs and unknown costs to be borne by the city, the state and LAX to mitigate the effects of the runway move. “(Rep.) Waxman has decided to ignore the Venice Neighborhood Council, WRAC (Western Regional Alliance of Councils) as well as scores of neighborhood groups opposed to the plan. And he ignores us without disclosing his reasons for doing so. Let the congressman know that ignoring his constituents is not part of his job description.” Waters asked the audience to call constituents in Waxman’s district who opposed the runway plan and encourage them to call the congressman and lodge their complaints with his embrace of Alternative 1. “I want them to tell him to get his nose out of Westchester’s business,” she said. The Neighborhood Council of

Westchester-Playa also backs Alternative 2, as do several transportation advocates, City Councilman Bill Rosendahl and Councilman-elect Mike Bonin. Leading mayoral candidate, Councilman Eric Garcetti, recently stated that he opposes the separation of the north runways.

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Let’s fight runway intrusion

I resent the way Los Angeles World Airports tries to bully the residents of Playa del Rey and Westchester into accepting their unnecessary and unacceptable rush to move the northernmost runway at Los Angeles International Airport 260 feet towards Playa del Rey and Westchester. They have no regard for our way of life in these neighborhoods and it’s a disgrace that they won’t acknowledge what is important to residents, while at the same time having a blatant disregard for due process. We must band together and fight this intrusion into our lives – like the residents of El Segundo successfully did. Simply put, my wife and I didn’t buy a home in Playa del Rey to eventually become a part of the runway. Gino Cirignano Playa del Rey

ing to see this happening in Santa Monica, ruining the coastal ambiance of that city. What puzzles me more, is why hasn’t the Los Angeles Times and their architecture reporter, Christopher Hawthorne, covered this very important story yet? There was a brief mention of the project in the Times in early March, but no illustration accompanied it. I’m sure many Westsiders would be interested to learn about this plan. Laurie Trainor Los Angeles

Homeowner revolt is one answer to runway plan

channel (ascent) and over the Marina Peninsula. The plan for a stretch of Lincoln Boulevard to be closed Cheers to Denny Schneider of down for two years is unreal; the the Alliance for a Regional Solu- traffic on the 405 freeway in this tion to Airport Congestion and to area is already unbearable. If Los Angeles World Airports is Airport Commissioner Valeria intransigent, there is a solution: a Velasco, opponents of moving homeowner revolt and non-paythe Los Angeles International ment of property tax. Airport runway north. If property values and quality This runway’s air traffic of life are diminished by the new would impact the value of all homes in Westchester, Playa del larger aircraft and the closer proximity to homes, why pay Rey and up into the Marina, where planes are heard and seen these high Westside property taxes, especially those of us who with frequency over the main

bought in after Prop. 13? Lynne Shapiro Marina del Rey

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DWP, city commissioner acknowledge the infrastructure is aging

(Continued from cover) acknowledged that they are behind schedule and have made assessments of DWP’s current and future tasks. Q: Would it be fair to say that in some areas of the city the DWP’s infrastructure is 50, 60 years old or more? SR: We have pipes in the downtown area that are at least 90 years old, but there is newer pipeline in other areas. You can sort of trace how the city grew by looking at when the pipeline was put in. In the 1950s and 1960s there was a lot and after that there was less, so you can see how the city developed. Q: Can you talk a little about the state of the DWP’s water infrastructure? SR: We have 72,000 miles of pipeline in the city of Los Angeles. Some of our infrastructure is old and we have replaced a lot of it further north of the city. It’s not cheap to replace and it will take several millions of dollars. We are behind in replacing our pipeline but we are ramping up. A lot of people look at our (pipeline) and say, ‘It’s old, so we must have to replace it.’ Age is a factor, but there are other things that you look at to make a determination. When you replace pipelines and trunklines, there have to be planning studies, which then moves to design. Then it goes to the construction phase and depending how important it is, it can take two to three years for construction. Q: What about the type of pipeline that you are using? Is any of the material that was used now outdated? SR: What we typically use for the smaller pipes is called ductile pipe, which is for smaller mains. Before, we used to use cast iron pipe but we don’t use that anymore because it’s kind of brittle. In areas where there is high pres-

sure we use ductile pipe. In the Venice area, we did a pilot program to put in PVC pipe because the Venice area has a very high water table and it’s also seawater, which is corrosive. We also have another pilot program where we’re installing ductile earthquake resistant pipe from Japan. They’ve used it in Japan for 40 years and in the entirety of the 40 years that it’s been in, they’ve not had leaks. Q: Eric, what about the in-

Los Angeles Public Works Commissioner Steven Nutter discussed the state of the city’s streets, sidewalks and curbs and the city’s plans to repair them.

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ERIC HARTMAN of the DWP said four new transformers will be i nstalled for the Venice/Silver Strand area.

signed to be underwater all the time in the saltwater environment. We should have three or four transformers replaced by July. Q: What about the Scattergood Generating Station (in Playa del Rey near the Hyperion Treatment Plant) – are there any plans for renovation there? EH: We are going to replace Unit Three at Scattergood because the state has mandated that we get all of our coastal plants off of what is called ‘once through cooling,’ a process that uses ocean water to cool as part of the generating cycle. The goal is to have this facility up and running by December 2015. The cost at Scattergood, just for Unit Three, is at least a $800-900 million job. The important thing is that we need these gas-fired plants and to get to renewables and away from coal, which represents a fairly large percentage of our current energy mix.

JOHN GREGORY and Susan Rowghani answer questions at The Argonaut’s infrastructure roundtable.

3,000. The city’s general fund, which is relied upon to fund all improvements in sidewalks and roads, went through the floor, but (Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa) has worked hard to scrape together enough resources to pave 800 miles this year. The city has essentially had to triage by using slurry seal, which is like a thin coat of asphalt, to cover the roads that are salvageable, and we use a computerized program to determine how best to do that throughout the city.

Councilman Rosendahl called on all city departments to produce infrastructure compliance reports on Sept. 23, 2010 less than two weeks after a Pacific, Gas and Electric natural gas explosion in the Northern California suburb of San Bruno. John Gregory, Rosendahl’s legislative deputy, talked about the council office’s role from a legislative position regarding what the city’s plans are in case of an emergency similar to the San Bruno explosion. Gregory was in charge of the legislative effort of the departmental compliance review. Q: Did the departments comply with the councilman’s request, and how does the city respond in the event of a terrorist attack, an earthquake or — Public Works Commissioner Steven Nutter other natural disasters? JG: Immediately after San Bruno there were concerns and we wanted to look at our pipeline The city’s Board of Public infrastructure, including natural Q: While a large percentage Works spends at least $600 milgas, jet fuel and other petroleum of the city’s streets, curbs, allion a year on capital improveproducts that are flowing under leys and sidewalks are in need ments and some of those are our city’s streets and homes. We of repair, it is quite visible in funded by special funds from the brought forward a group of indiplaces in District 11 such as sewer fees account. viduals from various entities, inSepulveda Boulevard in Q: A proposal by Councilcluding the California Public Westchester, Centinela Avenue man Mitchell Englander for a Utilities Commission, the Gas in Mar Vista and Pacific Avebond measure that would have Company, the Fire Department nue in Venice. How would you paid for sidewalk repair died and Emergency Management for assess the condition of District before it had was discussed by a 90-minute discussion in council 11’s infrastructure and what the City Council. Is a bond about what procedures are in Public Works has done recentmeasure the best approach to place (in case of an incident simily? repair sidewalks and curbs? lar to what happened in San SN: I’m a Westside kid. I SN: Currently the sidewalks Bruno). grew up in Westchester and I live and the roads would have to be Q: What are DWP’s continin Venice, so this is turf that I built with general fund money, gency plans in case of a natural know and care a great deal about. which means that it’s money that disaster or an explosion? Because of the (economic downisn’t earmarked for special use by SR: We have in place a water turn that began at the end of one of the departments. We’re a system emergency response plan, 2007), the city has had to shrink number of years behind in fixing as does power and that’s tied into its workforce by more than the sidewalks because we’ve not the city emergency operations fa-

“We also have decaying electrical and water systems, decaying roads and sewers. But the real plus is if we invest in this now, it pays for me, for my children and my children’s children. This investment, if done right, will last.” frastructure from the power side? How would you assess it? EH: We’re going through a very large transformation right now to get off of coal. We have approximately 26 receiving stations and 120 distributing stations throughout the city. We’ve been on a large replacement program with our electricity poles. Some of them have been in place for a very long time and they need to be replaced. Because of the proximity to the ocean and the seawater, some of the transformers near the Venice/Silver Strand area in the water are corroding way faster than they should be. So we’re replacing them with a different kind of transformer that is de-

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had the funds to do them. So it will take some special revenue raising in order to be able to fix the sidewalks or it would require the obligation to be shifted back to the homeowner. It’s a bill that will be billions of dollars, whether it’s paid for by the city or the homeowner.

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Prop. 39, a 2000 voter approved ballot measure, provides charter operators with the opportunity to have space on traditional school campuses where classrooms are considered underutilized or vacant. School districts tender offers to charters at schools where these classrooms exist and charters then determine to accept or deny them. While it is state law, not all campus-sharing, or colocation, arrangements have gone smoothly. During 2011, dubbed “colocation spring” due to the number of charter petitions requested and offers given during the months between April and May, a number of schools in District 4, which includes Mar Vista, Venice, Westchester and Del Rey, publicly stated their opposition to charter organizations coming onto their campuses. Among the concerns of the faculty, parBACK AGAIN – Marina Del Rey Middle School teacher Naomi Roth (center in back ents and administrations at these schools row) lost her journalism room to Goethe International School two years ago. Now were losing what they see as valuable Goethe, after initially planning to leave the school, has accepted LAUSD’s offer to colo- classrooms that served as parent centers, cate for another year at the middle school. intervention rooms and sometimes laboratories. charter supporters in recent years. By Gary Walker At Marina Del Rey Middle School in While at least six local schools could Charter operators seeking new homes Del Rey, teacher Naomi Roth lost her have a charter sharing their campus in Au- classroom where she taught English as for the 2013-14 school year recently regust, three are not on the final summary ceived the names of locations that they well as the adjacent room, where her stuwill consider as part of a state law that al- list, which contains the names of the dents produced the school’s newspaper schools where LAUSD is offering space. lows these schools to share facilities and during “colocation spring.” Venice High School and Mark Twain use classrooms on campuses where the “(The loss of the journalism room) is a Middle School in Mar Vista joined WestLos Angeles Unified School District direct result of this law that seems to be a minster Avenue Elementary School in Vendeems them available. good idea for some, but not for a lot of ice as schools that did not make the list, The Westside, in particular District 4, students of traditional schools,” she lawhich was released April 2. has become a highly desirable place for mented in a 2011 interview.

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national tour.” Since its founding in 1974, En Foco has been dedicated to promoting cultural diversity in the field of photography. It has nurtured and supported photographers of diverse cultures, beginning with Latinos in New York, the focus of its initial efforts in the 1970s, and has broadened its mission to embrace photographers of African, Asian and Native American heritage across the U.S., said Voshell. En Foco has become recognized in the field of photography for its publications, annual New Works fellowship program, workshops, and exhibitions. The organization’s collection of photographs by members is now comprised of nearly 700 prints dating largely from the 1970s to the present day, encompassing not only a plurality of voices but also subject matter, photographic approaches, and points of view, according to Voshell. Admission to the gallery talk and opening reception is free. Venice Arts Gallery is at 1702 Lincoln Blvd., Venice. EN FOCO/IN FOCUS features photographs from artists who have been involved with Information, (310) 392-0846, or www. the En Foco non-profit including Young Woman Waiting for the Bus (above), a 1985 imvenicearts.org. age by Dawoud Bey.

Paintings and Flowerbeds exhibit to be held at Leslie Sacks Contemporary The Leslie Sacks Contemporary gallery in Santa Monica will present Paintings and Flowerbeds, an exhibition of mixed media paintings by Zhuang Hong Yi, beginning Saturday, April 20 through June 1. The opening reception is scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. April 20 at the gallery at Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Ave. B6, Santa Monica. Originally from Sichuan, China, the artist has lived in Groningen in the Netherlands for over 20 years. Works featured in the exhibit include collaged rice paper, mixed media flowerbeds, and paintings that explore Zhuang’s personal pursuit to meld Eastern and Western aesthetics, materials and artistic practices, said Temma Nanas, the gallery’s managing director. The flower motif dominates Zhuang’s work, and he works patiently year after year on this subject alone, Nanas said. In Chinese culture the flower is a significant image, which carries with it countless meanings, emotions and symbols. Zhuang’s mixed media flowerbeds are crafted from delicate

pieces of painted rice paper, which the artist has bent and folded into hundreds of tiny buds. Utilizing a traditional Chinese material, the works also represent traditional Chinese aesthetics; they are meditations on color, nature and form, according to Nanas. The canvas paintings bear the influence of impressionism and other Western artistic practices. His work is built upon his native country’s well-established artistic traditions and boundaries, which he has married with the Netherlands’ encouragement of freedom of style, Nanas said. Zhuang has exhibited in China and throughout Europe, including Germany, the Netherlands, France and Spain. He has been the subject of multiple museum exhibits at Groninger Museum in the Netherlands and his work is held in numerous esteemed public and private collections worldwide. This is his first gallery exhibition on the West Coast. Information, (310) 264-0640, or www.lesliesackscontemporary. com.

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Deep Under, Mother Jones, 8 p.m., free, no cover, kitchen open 11 a.m. - 1 a.m. daily, 2101 VENICE SKILLS CENTER from Lincoln Blvd., Santa Monica, — class for adults, come for free (310) 396-9010, www.tripsantademonstration, uses scientificalmonica.com. ly validated software programs designed to improve memory, HARVELLE’S — presents thinking, focus and concentraHarlow Gold Show, 10 p.m., tion, if you choose to join, $30 covers all classes, classes also on doors open 8 p.m., tickets online, Monday, April 8, Tuesday, April 1432 Fourth St., Santa Monica, 9, (last three classes on April 11, (310) 395-1676, http://santa15 and 16), Mondays, Tuesdays monica.harvelles.com. and Thursdays through June 7, 611 Fifth Ave., Venice, (310) 664-5888. TRiP — presents Merciless LMU — in partnership with the Jive, In Lieu Of, 8 p.m., free, Religious of the Sacred Heart no cover, kitchen open from 11 of Mary, LMU’s Department a.m. - 1 a.m. daily, 2101 Lincoln of Theological Studies presents Blvd., Santa Monica, (310) 396the inaugural Mary Milligan, 9010, www.tripsantamonica. R.S.H.M. Lecture in Spirituality, com. featuring Sandra M. Schneiders, I.H.M., “The Resurrection: HARVELLE’S — presents Did It Really Happen and First Fridays Session Show, 9 Why Does That Matter?”, 7 p.m., doors open 8 p.m., tickets p.m., Ahmanson Auditorium, online, 1432 Fourth St., Santa University Hall 1000, 1 LMU Monica, (310) 395-1676, http:// Drive, Westchester, http://bel- santamonica.harvelles.com. larmine.lmu.edu/theologicalstudies/undergraduateevents.

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Commute Home by Anne M. Bray, exhibiting now at TAG Gallery, Santa Monica.

the Venice Chamber of Commerce launches event, hosts a “Station Beautification” day at LAPD’s Pacific Division Police Station, volunteers from community, local businesses come together for day of community service to give station much-needed facelift, food and beverages provided to volunteers, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m., 12312 Culver Blvd., Del Rey, www.VeniceChamber.net.

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The Light and Sound of God, families and all faiths welcome, free to the public, discover techniques to grow spiritually, meet everyday challenges, noon – 3 p.m., Marina del Rey Eckankar Center, 2907 Washington Blvd., Marina del Rey, Information, Heather (310) 578-1664, www. eck-ca.org/eckankar_southern_ california.html.

MAR VISTA PUBLIC LIBRARY — presents Magic TRiP — presents Up the Heat, of the Table: Connecting Around the Meal Table, 10:30 a.m., 12006 Venice Blvd., Mar Vista, (310) 390-3454, www.lapl.org.

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and his band, Compendium, JACARANDA MUSIC sophisticated jazz/pop/indie/ FESTIVAL — celebrates R&B-influenced band, 9 p.m., Benjamin Britten’s centenary 1717 Lincoln Blvd., Venice, (310) by devoting season’s final three 305-4792, www.witzendlive.com. concerts to a broad review of his music, theme from February SANTA MONICA PUBLIC House, program includes music LIBRARY — presents solo from Britten, Virgil Thomson, piano recital by Lana Chae, per- Aaron Copeland, Paul Bowles, forms pieces by Schubert, Ravel Colin McPhee, 7:30 p.m., First and Beethoven, free, open to pub- Presbyterian Church of Santa lic, seating limited, first-come, Monica, 1220 Second St., Santa first-served, 2:30 p.m., 601 Santa Monica, single concert tickets, Monica Blvd., Santa Monica, $40 general, $20 students, tickets (310) 458-8600. to all three remaining concerts at 20 percent discount, www.jacaHARVELLE’S — presents randamusic.org, Information, Dennis Jones Band Show, 9:30 (213) 483-0216. p.m., doors open 8 p.m., tickets online, 1432 Fourth St., Santa HAL’S BAR AND GRILL Monica, (310) 395-1676, http:// — features live jazz Sunday santamonica.harvelles.com. nights from 8 to 11 p.m., and

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Both dishes came with a modest but tasty array of grilled vegetables, but we were glad we also ordered the gratin. The flavors were more straightforward than many I’ve had in which the vegetables were just an excuse to eat toasted cheese with breadcrumbs. Here, the natural flavors of the spinach and cauliflower were allowed to shine. We might have called it an evening, but dessert beckoned so we selected a chocolate espresso tart and a strawberry-rhubarb crème brulee with lime sugar. Both were made in-house and were stellar – the dense tart had subtle hints of salted caramel, while the brulee used the tart lime sugar with commendable moderation so it was a hint of flavor alongside the creamy custard and fruity rhubarb. The tart was perfect with a Sazerac, another 19th century cocktail that is terrific alongside bittersweet chocolate. Our meal for two with three drinks was $210 – not an everyday bill, but appropriate for a superb dinner in an art deco ballroom with an ocean view. People pay more for less at sterile modern places nearby. If you want a special occasion to be truly special in food, service, and surroundings, this is the place. Catch is in the Hotel Casa Del Mar at 1910 Ocean Way in Santa Monica, where Pico Boulevard meets the beach. Open daily 7 a.m. – 10 p.m. except 3 to 5:30 p.m. Serves weekend brunch. Full bar, corkage $25, valet parking. 310-581-7714. §

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This floor plan is highly sought after and will go quickly! Wood Floors with treetop views. All Utilities Included. Very Clean, Turnkey.

Gorgeous Brand New Remodel with Open Kitchen and Hardwood Floors, Boasting Lovely Marina Views on Coveted Plaza Level! City Lights and Mountain Views From Highest Floor. Available April 10th. Marina, Ocean and Channel Views. Located in the east tower!

Enjoy this 2 bed + den, or 3 bedroom townhome. Quiet and Tranquil with courtyard views. Large and spacious floor plan. Hardwood Floors throughout, lovely patio and atrium areas.

$4,000/Mo ASED! LE Ocean, Marina, Channel and Sunset Views. Floor to Ceiling Windows Marina City Club, 2 Bed + 2 BA

Boaters Lounge Come explore our boater exclusive, amenity! This great room style environment features a 53” HDTV w/ Blu-Ray & cable, computer work stations & printer/scanner, WiFi as well as a lend/lease library consisting of books, movies, maps & games. Current tenant? Refer a friend and get $300**

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Penthouse ..............Marina/Ocean Views .............................................$1,190,000* 3 bed + 2 ba ...........Ocean/Harbor View ...............................................$659,000* 3 bed + 2 ba ...........Ocean/Harbor View ...............................................$590,000* 3 bed + 2 ba ...........Bank Owned – Harbor View..................................$501,000** 2 bed + 2 ba ...........High floor- Ocean/Harbor View.............................$649,000* 2 bed + 2 ba ...........High floor, Remodeled, Ocean/Harbor View ........$715,000* 2 bed + 2 ba ...........Gorgeous Remodel with Harbor View ..................$595,000* 2 bed + 2 ba ...........Plaza level, Marina/Ocean View ............................$479,000* 1 bed + 2 ba ...........Short Sale- Ocean/Harbor View ...........................$285,000 Studio .....................Treetop Views ....................................................... $174,900

*Listed Price

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**Sale Price

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*2 mos. free offer upon approved credit, income & rental history. **Referred party must qualify for and move-in to a slip to qualify for referral fee.

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ADDITIONAL PROPERTIES CURRENTLY IN ESCROW 8041 Kentwood Avenue | Westchester | $719,000 8100 Gonzaga Avenue | Westchester | $599,000 10583 Rochester Avenue | Los Angeles | $1,195,000

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RECENTLY SOLD 8041 Denrock Avenue | Westchester | $769,000 8501 Winsford Avenue | Westchester | $549,000 5746 W. 76th Street | Westchester | $724,000

8238 W. Manchester Ave. #105 | Playa del Rey | $499,000 6400 W. 84th Place | Westchester | $1,150,000

Stephanie Younger: California Real Estate #01365696 ©2013 Teles Properties, Inc. Teles Properties is a registered trademark. Teles Properties, Inc. does not guarantee accuracy of square footage, lot size, room count, building permit status or any other information concerning the condition or features of the property provided by the seller or obtained from public records or other sources. Buyer is advised to independently verify accuracy of the information.

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Westport Heights Home with Spectacular Views

Peter & ty Bergman 136 northstar mall marina del rey Charming 3-story 3bed/3ba French masterpiece w/corner location. $1,750,000 441 Sherman Canal Venice Wonderful south-facing updated 3 bed/3 bath waterfront beach home, separate studio w bed/bath. $1,975,000

“The view steals the show at this incredible 7,993 square-foot property on a Westchester cul-desac,” says agent Stephanie Younger. “Perched above the street, the home offers ample space to live now, and a fantastic future opportunity to build a dream home on an oversized lot with expansive city and San Gabriel Mountains views. A welcoming porch beckons you into an open living room with a fireplace. The generous eat-in kitchen has a bay window with peaceful neighborhood views, a dining bar and extensive counter space. The master bedroom has backyard views, and the master bath includes a full bath with a deep tub and stall shower. Two other bedrooms are adjoined by a three-quarter bath. Features include a spacious back yard perfect for entertaining, with terraces and a huge lawn.” The property is offered at $699,000. Information, Stephanie Younger, (424) 203-1828, Teles Properties.

Gorgeous Silver Strand Home 11 Union Jack marina del rey 2 bed/3.5 ba ocean breeze and views, feet from the sand! $1,500,000

5205 Ocean Front #102 marina del rey 2 bed/2.5ba updated with direct beach access, corner location. $2,500,000

5205 Ocean Front #202 marina del rey 2 bed/2.5 ba updated 1 level corner location condo on the sand! $2,500,000

“This Country French-style home with an award-winning design is situated in a prime location in Marina del Rey,” say agents Peter and Ty Bergman. “The street was designed like a little country village with its lavish garden mall. The home is the larger floor plan for this design and is complete with a front garden patio area, a living room, and a large kitchen with a center island and oak cabinets. The dining room opens to a patio for outdoor dining. The large master bedroom has vaulted ceilings, a fireplace, custom glass windows, and a walk-in closet. Features include a rooftop deck and a three-car garage. Close to the beach and Marina.” The property is offered at $1,850,000. Information, Peter and Ty Bergman, Bergman Beach Properties, (310) 821-2900.

13068 Icon Circle Playa Vista Magnificent 3 bd/3 ba home, south-facing on the park. $1,595,000 135 Via marina marina del rey Ocean view SIlver Strand Mansion w/elevator 4 bd/6.5 ba. $7,700,000 and lease $17,500/month

134 northstar mall marina del rey Country French 3 bed/2.5 ba Silver Strand home, was the model. $1,850,000

32 30th ave Venice 2bed/2ba charming modernized beach home, front & rear decks $1,250,000

Now offering a select number of furnished apartments!

Mariners Bay Apartments proudly introduces our luxurious furnished apartment homes. These apartments feature majestic marina and mountain views with the iconic Hollywood sign in the distance. Luxurious designer interior includes stainless steel appliances, stone counter tops, gourmet kitchenware, fine linens, customized closets and 3 large flat screen tv's with Blu-Ray players for your entertainment. Enjoy stunning sunsets & inspiring ambiance from your private balcony. When you drop anchor at Mariners Bay you know you’re home. Amenities

2615 naples ave Venice 2 bd/2 ba fully furnished Venice home done to perfection, just bring your clothes! For Lease $4,500/month

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134 Northstar Mall, Marina del Rey - 3bd/2.5ba | $1,850,000 Peter & Ty, Bergman Beach Properties 310.821.2900

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11 Union Jack Street, Marina del Rey - 2bd/3.5ba | $1,500,000 Peter & Ty, Bergman Beach Properties 310.821.2900

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4215 Glencoe Ave #308, Marina del Rey - studio loft | $385,000 The Heather Group 310.448.1761

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The Argonaut ~ Home Sales Index~

Culver City

Homes Sold

195

march 2013

Homes Sold

➡ -1.5%

March 2012

198

Home Sales

March ‘12

March ‘13

30 $325,000

23 $585,000

March ‘12

March ‘13

16 $509,500

23 $600,000

March ‘12

March ‘13

Homes Sold MediaN Price

34 $586,250

34 $734,000

Playa del Rey

March ‘12

March ‘13

Homes Sold MediaN Price

16 $352,500

15 $361,000

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

Playa Vista

March ‘12

March ‘13

Homes Sold MediaN Price

6 $419,500

10 $548,000

Santa MONICA

March ‘12

March ‘13

Homes Sold MediaN Price

50 $705,000

43 $780,000

Venice

March ‘12

March ‘13

Homes Sold MediaN Price

13 $1,050,000

15 $1,235,000

Westchester

March ‘12

March ‘13

Homes Sold MediaN Price

33 $535,000

Total # of sales

198

32 $700,750

195

The Argonaut Home Sales Index is presented the first week of each month. The March figures are sourced from sales reported to MLS as of March 1-31. Argonaut Home Sales Index C The Argonaut, 2013.

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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.

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Offered at $1,899,500 Tashia Hinchliffe, Yale MBA 310.383.7057 www.GlobalTashia.com

CIPS, IRES, RSPS, SRES, TRC. NAR & C.A.R. Director RE/MAX Estate Properties Global Director

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Sea for yourself Marina del Rey Don’t settle for anything less than the unbelievably spacious and stylish 1 & 2 bedroom apartments at Villa del Mar. Some apartments feature den, wetbar and gas fireplace. Tennis, swimming, basketball, clubhouse with billiards, and free wi-fi, fitness center, saunas and spa. Boat slips also available. Office HOurs: 10 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. daily

310.823.4644

13999 Marquesas Way, Marina del Rey

KW AGENT NAME MARINA DEL REY MARINA DEL REY 12345 Anywhere Anywhere Marina delStreet rey – 5 Bed000.123.4567 + 6.5 Bath 12345 Marina delStreet rey 145 Channel Pointe Mall Agent@KW.com Offered 1 Eastwind #303 Offered at $0,000,000 at $0,000,000

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KW AGENT NAME MARINA DEL REY KW AGENT NAME MARINA DEL REY KW AGENT NAME MARINA DEL REY KW AGENT NAME MARINA DEL REY KW AGENT NAME MARINA DEL REY Marina del rey – 3 Bed000.123.4567 + 2.5 Bath 12345 Marina del rey – 3 Bed000.123.4567 + 4 Bath 12345 Venice — 3 Bed000.123.4567 + 2 Bath 12345 Playa Vista – 3 Bed 000.123.4567 + 2 Bath Playa Vista – 3 Bed 000.123.4567 + 2 Bath 12345 Anywhere Street Anywhere Street Anywhere Street Anywhere Street 12345 Anywhere Street 4316 Marina City Drive PH24 13600 Marina Pointe Drive #629 702 Courtland Street 13020 Pacific Promenade #217 12963 Runway #216 Offered at $0,000,000 Agent@KW.com Offered at $0,000,000 Agent@KW.com Offered at $0,000,000 Agent@KW.com Offered at $0,000,000 Agent@KW.com Offered at $0,000,000 Agent@KW.com

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4644 Admiralty Way

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Top AgenTs for MArch 2013

Marina Del Rey

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D.R.E. Licence #01435805 Numbers based off of MLS Claw.

Top TeAMs for MArch 2013

Berman Kandel, Marina del Rey (310) 424-5512

Adriane Westland Santa Monica 310-403-5535

J.D. Songstad Santa Monica 310-571-3441

Steve Miller Santa Monica 310-578-8495

Diana Musicianisi Marina del Rey/Venice 310-714-1346

Andrew Wilson Marina del Rey/Venice 310-387-1297

Ann Beck & Terri Davis, Marina del Rey/Venice (310) 614-8024 / (213) 300-1485

Bill Ruane El Segundo 310-877-2374

Charles Le Beverly Hills (310) 622-3663

Kristian Bonk West Los Angeles 310-261-1608

Elizabeth Marquart West Los Angeles (310) 779-9908

Rory Posin West Los Angeles (310) 839-8500

Jeffrey Billinger /Victoria Berenbau Beverly Hills (323) 654-9687 / (310) 220-5478

Lori Donahoo/Jeffrey White West Los Angeles (310) 391-6853

April 4, 2013 THE ARGONAUT PAGE 23

Should homebuyers worry about the variance in credit scoring by different agencies? A: Buyers don’t need to worry about a variance in credit scoring by different agencies. Lenders typically rely on a FICO-based score for determining creditworthiness, so have them focus on that. FICO is the best bet for getting a free peek at what the lender will eventually pay to see. FICO stands for Fair Isaac Corporation, an organization that computes and publishes credit scores it generates for consumers and creditors. Real estate agents should inform buyers to get a free copy of their credit report, check it for accuracy, and then monitor it regularly. Errors, not scoring models, are

the most damaging factor to a score. Your buyers have control over errors. With the credit report inspection out of the way, counsel your buyers on what they can do with the credit they’ve got. For instance, a foreclosure will stay on the report for seven years. During this time, obtaining a mortgage is made more difficult by lenders. However, if this mortgage default is the solitary negative item on their credit report, this means the buyer’s other debts are paid timely. A buyer’s score improves in as little as two years if the only credit issue is failure to pay off the mortgage as

agreed. Lenders categorize credit scores as subprime, near-prime and prime. Each type of credit is assigned a different interest rate based on the risk of default the lender perceives exists with the buyer. Generally, a score of 620 or below is the subprime range. A score of 760 or higher is typically considered prime. The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) requires that a buyer has a score of at least 580 to qualify for a loan with a 3.5 % down payment. Buyers with scores between 500 and 579 are typically required to put 10 percent down on their mortgage. Anything less than 500 is ineligible for

FHA-insured financing. The FHA only requires three years to pass after a foreclosure or short sale. Often, buyers can qualify for Franniebacked home loans three to seven years after a foreclosure. This depends on the circumstances surrounding the foreclosure. Oftentimes this waiting period can be reduced or avoided with a larger 20 % down payment. This week’s question was answered by the first tuesday Realty Publications, Copyright©2012, Inc., firsttuesdayJournal Online — P.O. Box 5707, Riverside, CA 92517.

Obituary

Retired Airport Police officer Earley Jerome Terry dies Earley Jerome Terry, a retired officer of the Los Angeles World Airports police division and former president and vice president of the union serving airport police, passed away March 25. Terry served on the board of directors of the Los Angeles Airport Peace Officers Association and led the organization as vice president and president through-

out the late 1980s and early 1990s. Following the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, Terry was instrumental in ushering enhanced and refocused training of Los Angeles International Airport tenants, particularly security and traffic officers, to understand and embrace their new role in a post 9-11 world, said Marshall McClain,

Local News & Culture

president of the airport police union. Terry, who commanded respect among sworn and non-sworn officers, served as a leading voice in the critical mission of changing how LAX handled security at an unprecedented time in aviation policing, McClain noted. Off duty, Terry led a non-police officer life that mirrored his

law enforcement success, including his 20-year ownership and operation of E & J Locksmith, where he was developing a mentoring program for young men to enter the locksmith trade at the time of his death, McClain said. He was an active member of the Figueroa Church of Christ, including singing in its choir and serving on the church’s library re-

modeling committee. Terry enjoyed camping, was a RV and motor home enthusiast, loved music and he loved life itself, McClain said. Remembrances may be made in the form desired by friends and sent to: Inglewood Mortuary, 3801 W. Manchester Blvd. Inglewood, CA 90305

oPEN HOUSE DirectOry

The deadline for Open House listings is TUESDAY NOON. Call (310) 822-1629 for Open House forms. Your listing will also appear on the Internet, www.argonautnewspaper.com

open Address Baldwin Hills Sun 1-4 4215 Don Diablo Drive Culver City Sun 1-4 5314 Inglewood Boulevard Sun 2-5 5003 Stoney Creek Road #349 Sun 2-5 6435 Green Valley Circle #316 Sun 2-5 5309 Ballona Lane Sat 11-2 4715 Lindblade Drive Sun 1-4 4440 Purdue Avenue Sun 1-4 11210 Grayridge Drive El Segundo Sun 2-4 406 Standard Street Los Angeles Sat/Sun 1-4 4006 Don Felipe Drive Sun 1-5 7661 Curson Terrace Manhattan Beach Sun 1-4 449 34th Street Marina del Rey Sun 1-4 13230 B Fiji Way Sun 1-5 13310 Maxella #2 Sun 2-5 5100 Via Dolce #112 Sun 2-5 4005 Ocean Front Walk #1/2 Playa del Rey Sun 2-5 8500 Falmouth Avenue #2203 Sun 2-5 13031 Villosa Place #443 Playa Vista Sun 2-5 13031 Villosa Place #443 Sat/Sun 2-5 13020 Pacific Promenade #217 Sun 2-5 5625 Crescent Park West #320 Santa Monica Sun 1-4:30 1021 5th Street #205 Sun 2-5 401 18th Street Sun 2-5 556 12th Street Sun 2-5 1127 21st Street #1 Sun 2-5 925 14th Street #16 Venice Sun 2-5 1221 Preston Way Sun 2-5 2413 Wilson Avenue Sun 2-5 2325 Cloy Avenue Westchester Sun 1-4 6631 W. 83rd Street Sun 1-4 6501 W. 83rd Street Sun 2-5 7564 Stewart Sat 2-5 7725 Anise Avenue Sun 2-5 7716 Westlawn Avenue Sun 2-5 7556 McConnell Avenue Sat 1-4 7871 Flight Place

Bd/BA

Price

agent

company phone

3/2 Magnificent panoramic views from every room

$599,000

Willie Turner

Coldwell Banker

310-642-7257

3/4 2 story, 1, 993 sf, 2,466 sf unique property 2/2 Granite counter in kit, rear of complex, quiet 3/2 Cook’s kit, balcony, oversized rms, tons of storage 3/3 SFH, hdwd flrs, gourmet kit, 2 car garage, spa 3/1.75 Bright charmer on cul-de-sac, FP in LR 3/1 Upgrades, hdwd flrs, new roof, nice yards 3/2 + Den, lrg lot, nice curb appeal, probate sale

$675,000 $325,000 $424,000 $1,020,000 $699,000 $599,000 $709,000

Karen Dolce Pam Miller Amy Andreini Chuck Husting Amanda Contrera Amy Pell Karen Dolce

Dolce Associates RE/MAX ZipRealty Inc Keller Williams Rodeo Realty Coldwell Banker Dolce & Associates

310-795-6565 310-577-5300 310-418-4404 310-770-6353 310-694-4819 310-777-6200 310-390-9041

3/2 Located 1 blk to restaurants & shops on Main St

$879,000

Bill Ruane

RE/MAX

310-877-2374

3/3 2-Story hm w/city views, LR, FR, FDR, cov’d patio 5/5 Reduced, hilltop sanctuary, balconies, views

$599,000 $4,795,000

Yolanda Caldwell Mary Cronin

Coldwell Banker Coldwell Banker

310-883-4059 310-306-6525

3/2.5 3,000 sf remodeled home on full sand section lot

$1,899,500

Tashia Hincliffe

RE/MAX

310-383-7057

3/2.5 Sunny La Villa Marina TH in fab poolside location 2/2 Split-lvl Twnhse, 1, 398 sf, 2 car attached garage 2/2 Sunny west/corner, 1-level condo in elevator bldg 3/3.5 Architecturally redone, pvt bch access, cook’s kit

$639,000 $699,000 $725,000 $2,295,000

Agents in Action! Dave Long Sue Miller Jennifer Portnoy

The Real Estate Consultants RE/MAX Coldwell Banker Portnoy Properties

310-910-0120 310-999-3631 310-821-5090 310-420-7861

1/1+Loft, turn-key corner unit, fab natural lite, rem kit 3/2.5 Gorgeous, like a model, over 2,700 sf, tons o’lite

$349,000 $950,000

Kevin & Kaz Gallaher Michelle Martino

RE/MAX Keller Williams

310-410-9777 310-862-1703

3/3 Spac, gourmet kit, dual FPs for LR/DR, lux MBS 3/2 North-west corner unit w/views of the park 3/2.5 Beautiful 2-story condo, 2BD suites

$950,000 $639,999 $799,900

Michelle Martino Jesse Weinberg Dale Ross

Keller Williams Keller Williams SoCalREO, Inc.

310-880-0789 800-804-9132 310-569-1484

1/1 Top flr condo in grt loc, 3 blks to bch & all 4/4.5 No. of Montana, cook’s kitch, guest hse 5/4.5 Double lot N. of Montana, gtd, FP, hdwds 3/2.5 TH No. of Wilshire, fab kit w/subzero frig 3/2.5 Charming TH, spac LR w/gas & wd-burning FP

$450,000 $3,595,000 $4,749,000 $1,189,000 $789,000

Dafna Milstein Jane R. Fujinaka Elizabeth Puro Kimberly Grant Kate Bransfield

Keller Williams Sotherby’s International Realty Teles Properties, Inc. Coldwell Banker Coldwell Banker

310-867-5598 310-804-9710 424-625-8981 310-571-1359 310-395-1133

5/6 Artfully designed 3 story hm, chef’s kitch 3/2 Silver Triangle area, hdwd flrs, remod kit, FP 3/2 Walk to Abbot Kinney from this Silver Triangle hm

$2,495,000 $1,275,000 $1,349,000

Brian Equity Realty Winston Cenac Tracey Hannum

Cap Equity Realty Bulldog Realtors, Inc. Nelson Shelton & Associates

310-736-4192 310-452-5004 310-271-2229

3/1 Grt curb appeal, oakwd flrs, open flr plan, lrg yrd 5/4 Move-in ready, 2-story rem hm, perfect for guests 2/2 Amazing opportunity in Kentwood 3/2 Turnkey N. Kentwood, FLR w/FP, cook’s kit 3/1.75 N. Kentwood, hdwd flrs, copper plumbing 3/2.5 Charming N. Kentwood, hdwd flrs, FR, FP 3/1 8, 542 sf lot w/lrg backyrd, 2 car gar, open flr plan

$719,000 $850,000 $650,000 $889,900 $819,000 $789,000 $665,000

David Griffith David Griffith Amy Nelson Frelinger Kathleen Cartier Stephanie Younger Joyce Rodin Jack Gillespie

Coldwell Banker Coldwell Banker Teles Properties, Inc. Shorewood Realtors Teles Properties, Inc. The Real Estate Consultants South Bay Brokers, Inc

310-818-1611 310-818-1611 310-951-0416 310-545-8401 x 234 424-250-8415 310-502-4478 310-802-4344

Open House Directory listings are published inside The Argonaut’s At Home section and on The Argonaut’s Web site each Thursday. The $10 fee may be paid by personal check, cash, or Visa/Mastercard at the time of submission. Sorry, no phone calls! Open House directory forms may be faxed, mailed or dropped off. To be published, Open House directory form must becompletely and correctly filled out and received no later than 12 Noon Tuesday for Thursday publication. Changes or corrections must also be received by 12 Noon Tuesday. Regretfully, due to the volume of Open House Directory forms received each week. The Argonaut cannot publish or respond to Open House directory forms incorrectly or incompletely filled out. The Argonaut reserves the right to reject, edit, and/or cancel any advertisng at any time. Only publication of an Open aHouse Directory listing consitutes final acceptance of an advertiser’s order.

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Professional Directory

Westchester

Rosendahl, Waters hail Sepulveda infrastructure project Photo by Betsy Annas

Architect

Architect • Engineer • Contractor Design • Plans Drafting & Permits RENOVATIONS ADDITIONS NEW CONSTRUCTION

time and under

Robert Sawyer

(310) 822-7137 www.rsarch.org Licensed, Bonded & Insured G.C. License No. 817415

Denrock Avenue - Westchester

Dentist COUNCILMAN BILL ROSENDAHL (giving thumbs up sign) was joined by Rep. Maxine Waters and members of the Westchester Streetscape Improvement Association at a groundbreaking ceremony in Westchester March 28.

For several years, residents and visitors to Westchester have noticed and complained about a stretch of Sepulveda Boulevard with buckling sidewalks and other infrastructure problems. But soon those eyesores will be a thing of the past. Los Angeles Councilman Bill Rosendahl attended a groundbreaking ceremony March 28 outside the Westchester YMCA for a public works initiative that will repair sidewalks of one of the Westside’s main thoroughfares, from 80th Street to 84th Place. Rosendahl was joined by Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Westchester), City Engineer Gary Lee Moore and members of the Westchester Streetscape Improvement Association who have worked on the project with the council’s and Waters’ offices for several years. Waters secured $1 million in federal funding to replace the sidewalk and plant new trees for the project. “These sidewalks are a real threat to safety and a complete embarrassment for the city,” Rosendahl said. “But thanks to an agreement with the

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WORKERS REMOVE damaged property at the Esprit condominium complex in Marina del Rey, where a Bentley registered to Lakers forward Jordan Hill crashed into the building early March 30.

The driver of a 2007 Bentley registered to Los Angeles Lakers forward Jordan Hill was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol after crashing into a Marina del Rey residential building early March 30, according to the California Highway Patrol. The incident occurred at about 1:55 a.m. when the luxury vehicle was traveling eastbound on Marquesas Way in Marina del Rey and failed to make a turn, crashing into the Esprit condominium complex in the 13900 block of Marquesas, CHP officer Karina Munoz said. Hill, who lives at the complex, was not inside his vehicle at the time of the crash, the CHP said. The driver, identified by CHP as Michael Lacey, 26, and a 26-year-old female passenger sustained minor injuries in the collision but were

not at the scene when officers arrived, the CHP said. Officers contacted Hill at his home, where they located Lacey and the passenger inside. After Lacey allegedly displayed signs of intoxication while speaking with officers, a sobriety test was given and he was arrested on suspicion of DUI, according to the CHP. City News Service reported that Lacey is a friend of the Lakers forward. The exact cause of the collision and the vehicle’s estimated speed at the time of the crash were under investigation. The estimated damage to the vehicle and property, where the Bentley crashed into the entryway of the building, were yet to be determined.

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Former Courtyard now operates as DoubleTree by Hilton hotel The former Courtyard by Marriott hotel near the Marina Marketplace in Del Rey has converted to the Hotel MdR, a DoubleTree by Hilton hotel, and is slated to undergo a $7 million renovation. The hotel has been purchased by Channel West Group and Arris Investments LLC. Evolution Hospitality of San Clemente is the new operator and senior principals of Evolution have also made an equity investment in the hotel. The renovation project is scheduled to take place between November 2013 and February 2014 to complete contemporary design upgrades across the property. “Our hotel’s conversion to the DoubleTree by Hilton brand marks the beginning of a very exciting growth phase for our hotel,” says Karen Filson, director of sales and marketing for Hotel MdR Marina del Rey. “Joining the DoubleTree by Hilton family allows us to further enhance each guest’s experience with the superior level of service synonymous with the brand – starting with the warm chocolate chip cookie welcome guests receive the moment they step through our hotel doors.” Preliminary renovations began at the hotel in 2012, with updates to all 277 guestrooms and suites. When property renovations complete in

early 2014, the hotel will unveil a more modern design crafted by Atlanta-based architecture firm, CMMI, according to Evolution Hospitality. Among the enhancements will be the addition of six new guestrooms, bringing the total number of guestrooms to 283. Additional upgrades include the addition of a poolside seating area for the hotel’s new restaurant concept, which will be announced in 2014, a new outdoor fireplace and fire pit by the resort-style pool, a Ping-Pong room, new audio-visual equipment for the hotel’s 5,725 square feet of meeting space, and a redesign of the lobby and front desk areas. Guests will also be offered complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the property, and 24-hour fitness and business centers. “We look forward to bringing the DoubleTree by Hilton standard of guest service to even more travelers with the introduction of our Hotel MdR Marina del Rey,” said John Greenleaf, global head of DoubleTree by Hilton. “The convenient location of this hotel to the area’s most popular tourist and business destinations makes it a great addition to the DoubleTree by Hilton portfolio.” The Hotel MdR Marina del Rey is at 13480 Maxella Ave.

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Tamara Catz boutique, the designer’s second store in the U.S., at 1144 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice. (808) 579-9184. Burger Lounge, serving grass-fed burgers, salads and other items, at 213 Arizona Ave., Santa Monica. (424) 238-8950. Seasons 52, a fresh grill and wine bar serving seasonally inspired dining choices, at 1501 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica. (310) 451-1152. Casa Martin, a family owned and operated Mexican restaurant, at 1654 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica. (310) 663-1732. The Lemondrop Club, a nightclub offering 1970s and 80s-era music and entertainment including, comedy and magic shows, atop the Radisson LAX hotel, 6225 W. Century Blvd., Westchester. www.lemondropclub.com.

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a monthly dispatch of interesting business news Surfing Cowboys, a beach culture merchandise shop, has moved from 1624 Abbot Kinney Blvd. in Venice to a new location at 12553 Venice Blvd. in Mar Vista. (310) 915-6611.

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Beyond Scents, a store selling custom blended fragrances and other beauty products at the Waterside Shopping Center in Marina del Rey since 1990, is closing. The final day will be Sunday, April 7. Hours until then are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Ann, the owner, is retiring after 20 years. Telephone and Internet sales of custom-blended bath and body products will continue with the same local and toll-free numbers. (310) 823-1022, www.beyondscents.com

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The Ferris wheel at Pacific Park amusement park on the Santa Monica Pier was selected as one of the “World’s Coolest Ferris Wheels” by MOVED: Travel + Leisure magazine in its March issue. Planet Raw, a vegetarian and raw food restaurant, has moved from 609 Broadway in Santa Mon- The wheel, which has been featured in movies like “Iron Man,” uses a solar-powered design and ica to a new location at Lincoln and Washington boulevards in Marina del Rey. www.planetraw.com. glows in neon at night.

NBA legend hosts ‘SHAQtacular’ for Boys & Girls Club of Venice youths Nearly 300 members of the Boys & Girls Club of Venice were treated to a carnival-style celebration April 1 courtesy of former Los Angeles Lakers center and NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal. The four-time NBA champion, whose No. 34 Lakers jersey was retired by the team the following day, paid a visit to the club to host the “SHAQtacular” event for youths. The basketball icon says the events are part of his longstanding commitment to community empowerment and to allow kids to experience the ultimate carnival in the heart of their own community. “I started SHAQtacular many years ago because all kids deserve amazing memories,” said O’Neal, who won three NBA championships with

the Lakers. “The Boys & Girls Club of Venice has an extraordinary history of supporting youth, which makes it a perfect site for this year’s SHAQtacular.” With the retirement of his Lakers jersey, O’Neal joins other legends Jamaal Wilkes, Wilt Chamberlain, Elgin Baylor, Gail Goodrich, Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, James Worthy and Jerry West on the STAPLES Center rafters. “I’ve had the wonderful pleasure of working with Shaquille over many years,” said Erikk Aldridge, executive director of the club. “His commitment to the community and support of children in need is genuine and heartfelt.”

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Beach Brigade to benefit Parkinson’s research The 2013 Parkinson’s Beach Brigade 3K Walk-a-thon will be held along Santa Monica Beach Sunday, April 21. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and kick off at 2600 Barnard Way in Santa Monica. Presented by the Greater Los Angeles Chapter of The American Parkinson Disease Association, the walk-a-thon is held to support research for a cure to Parkinson’s disease and to provide ongoing education, support and referrals for those who need help. The association is one of the 67 grassroots chapters across the country reporting to the National Headquarters of The American Parkin-

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FOOD ADDiCTS iN RECOVERY ANONYMOUS. A 12-Step program for those struggling with their relationship with food. Tues, 7pm First Presbyterian Church, Youth Lounge, 1220 2nd St., Santa Monica; Wed. 7am Unitarian Universalist Community Church, The Cottage, 1260 18th St., Santa Monica., Sat. 9am First United Methodist Church, Room 101, 1008 11th St., Santa Monica. Free. Call: 310-396-5494 or 800-600-6028 or visit us at: www. foodaddicts.org.

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RESCUE ME PET Foundation has kittens for adoption every Saturday & Sunday, noon to 4pm @ Centinela Feed in SM, 1448 Lincoln Blvd. Donation required. For more info call: 310-822-2684

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GriefShare Seminar & Support groups meet Tuesdays 6:45 pm at 7299 West Manchester Ave, Westchester 90045. Features experts on grief and recovery. Information: Hope Chapel, Del Rey (310) 337-7510 or e-mail: hopedelrey@gmail.com or visit:www. hopedelrey.org

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RECOVERY iNTERNATiONAl: Self-help meetings for anxiety, panic attacks, depression, anger issues, etc., learn/practice simple tools. Meetings weekly: donation requested but not mandatory. Santa Monica: Sat-Noon, Trinity Church, 1015 California, prking in lot-11th & California. Information: 310-322-641 or Gary: 310-479-7447.

***MdR PEN: large, bright corner office with tremendous natural light. Beautiful. Hardwood floors, bathroom. Spacious. This is a special find. 310-420-7862

The Wildflowers Movement is a is a peer support & education group that embraces radical wellness & emphasizes self-awareness. We meet to express our dreams & concerns in a friendly group setting that transcends accepted notions of normality in favor of diversity. Saturdays, 1pm, SHARE 6666 Green Valley Circle, Culver City, CA 90230. Visit our site: wewildflowers. wordpress.com or e-mail: ecoeducate@gmail.com

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medicAl oFFice SPAce SM: CliNiC SPACE. Xlnt loc in historic bldg. Nr bch. All amens, incls prkg. Ideal for L.Ac. or M.T. 2 Tx rms & a recept area; 390 sf. 310395-5553 drtroy@netzero.net

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Playa Vista ADJ: Live/Work Space

SM: 3K sf stand alone remod’d brick bldg @ 3110 Pennsylvania Ave. Can be divided in 1/2. 4-car gtd prkg. Open, creative space in the mix of entertainment area. Modified gross lease @ $2.75/sf. Agt Gwen: 310-408-1403. SM: 450-550sf. avail for rent near the Promenade. Great loc. Great space suitable for many types of usage. 8a-5p daily, 5 days/wk. Robert: 310-451-3311 Westside Executive Creative office spaces available. 200 sf. $1250/mo. 310-204-1995 or see: http://losangeles.craigslist.org/ lac/off/3703414735.html

roomS For rent

Special Hotel Rates Discounts for 7 Nights or More

Jolly Roger Hotel

unFurniSHed toWnHomeS PdR: 2+1.5. 2 patios, wd flrs, W/D in unit, prkg. Avail 4-1. $2200/mo, sec dep. Agt: 310-560-7186

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WAnted to rent FEM Professional seeks a rental, rental, house-sit, share near water. 310-285-8380, 702-387-3869

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Near Venice Beach

MdR PEN: 1bdrm Oceanfront. Beautifully redone with wide frontage. At 4 Quartdeck, #3. Jennifer Portnoy, Agt, Portnoy Properties: 310-420-7861 or e-mail: jenportnoy@aol.com

(310) 822-2904 (800) 822-2904

MdR PEN: Oceanfront PH. 3+2. www.6voyagest203.com. $1,299,000. Jennifer Portnoy, Agt, Portnoy Properties: 310-420-7861 or e-mail: jenportnoy@aol.com

Marina del Rey

Free: Local & 800 Calls,Cable TV, Micro/Fridge in Rooms, Free Parking

SHAre MdR: Pvt rm & ba in Twnhm. All amens, & prkg. Prof’l pref’d. N/s, N/p, N/d. $925/mo. 310-301-9042 WiNDSOR HillS: Pvt bd/ba in hse. Hillside w/vu. $700, incl utils. 323-294-8527 or 323-321-4444.

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MdR PEN: Oceanfront PH. Fully renovated & completed in 2012. Creme de la creme details through-out with direct beach access. For a virtual tour visit: www.4005oceanfrontwalk.com $2,295,000. Jennifer Portnoy, Agt, Portnoy Properties: 310-420-7861 or e-mail: jenportnoy@aol.com

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2BD + 2BA • $1695.00/Mo. 11748 Courtleigh Dr.

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OpenhOuse 7 Days 10am-5pm

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***Mar Vista***

Gated Garage, Intercom Entry, Alarm, FP, Central Air, Dishwasher, Stove/Oven

2013 Quickbooks Pro Advisor: Install, Set-Up & Train. Payroll & Sales Tax Returns. Bank Recs. Temp work. 310-553-5667

12071 Jefferson Bl., 2nd Fl. 90230 www.westsideplaces.com 2, 500sf incls: Recep area, ACCNTiNG, TAXES, Bill PAY 6 rooms, 2baths, A/c & heat, & QuickBooks by an EA, MBA! 7 prkg spaces & front/rear Business & personal. 310-301-0488 MAR ViSTA: Spac 1+1, upper. entries.

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$3,500/mo.

310.827.3873 310.870.5756

ExEcutivE officEs Playa dEl REy GoRGEous lax viEws 700 sq. ft. –$1,650/month

full sERvicE officE Receptionist, Answering Service $595/ month

suitEs

Frig, stove, crpts, lndry fac, prkg. No pets. $1000/mo. Mgr: 3654 Centinela, #10 or 310-390-0543 MdR ADJ: 1bd, upper front w/ stone FP. Stv, D/w. Wlk to shops, movies. $1795/mo. 310-663-8062. MdR ADJ: 2+1, upper. Ocean view. Hilltop, pvt drivewy, lrg patio. N/P. $1795. Centinela. 310-3904610 ***MdR PEN: TOWNHOME. 1 blk to beach. 2bd+2ba+loft. Architectural. Light & bright. 5 patios, 2 car garage. Hardwood & tile floors, 2 story LR & DR, open kitchen with bar. $3995/ mo. 310-420-7862 MdR: 1bd. Hdwd flrs. $1350/mo, incls all utils. Quiet & very safe. NO pets. 310-827-1510

200- 360 sq. ft. $375-595/month

SM: 2+1.5, upper rear w/patio. Quiet. Stv, frig, wd flrs. Near bch & fwy. $1875/mo. 310-663-8062

Floor-to-ceiling windows Subterranean Parking available

WlA: 1+1, upper. Best location. Hdwd flrs, lndry. 2610 1/2 S. Sepulveda. $1295/mo. 310-6668360

8055 W. Manchester Ave, Playa del Rey Inquire Suite 310

(310) 827-1768 1729 ABBOT KiNNEY Office space. 1500/1200 sf. $3.35/3.02 sf GROSS lease. Owner: 213-375-5208.

l. A.: OFFiCE SPACE NEAR Venice & Sepulveda. $1200/mo. Call Terry: 310-559-9070.

unFurniSHed condoS MdR MCC: 1bd. 6th flr. Marina vu.1050sf. Upgrades. $2500, Incls club membership. 213-445-6173. PdR: Cross Creek 2bd+2ba. Completely renovated elegantly. $2000/mo. Chuck: 310-800-7018.

unFurniSHed HouSeS MdR PEN: 2+2 bch hse. Steps 2 sand. Pvt fncd yrd & patio, vaulted ceilings, 2 car garage, gardener. N/ pets. $4,350/mo. 770-316-5155

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Cable ServiCeS

HealtH & nutrition

internet ServiCeS

travel

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150 to 280 sf. Parking $55/month.

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SingleS ServiCeS

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FiCTiTiOUS BUSiNESS NaME STaTEMENT File No. 2013 038317 The following person is doing business as: Hair and Makeup By Josie, 3306 Colonial Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90066, County of Los Angeles. Articles of Incorporation or Organization Number: AI #ON: Registered owner: Jocelyn A. NapeÒas. 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: Jocelyn A. NapeÒas. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on February 26, 2013. Argonaut published: March 14, 21, 28, April 4, 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 043833 The following person is doing business as: Master Electronics, 1301 Olympic Boulevard, Santa Monica, CA 90404, County of Los Angeles. Articles of Incorporation or Organization Number: AI #ON: Registered owner: Master International Corporation, 1301 Olympic Boulevard, Santa Monica, CA 90404. California. This business is conducted by a Corporation. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on December 26, 2012. 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: Master International Corporation, Jamil Nizam, President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on March 5, 2013. Argonaut published: March 21, 28, April 4, 11, 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 044620 The following person is doing business as: MiddleBar, 6125 Orange St. #101, Los Angeles, CA 90048, County of Los Angeles. Articles of Incorporation or Organization Number: AI #ON: Registered owner: Corrie B. Scully, 6125 Orange St. #101, Los Angeles, CA 90048. 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: Corrie B. Scully, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on March 6, 2013. Argonaut published: March 21, 28, April 4, 11, 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 reg-

istered 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 044636 The following person is doing business as: 1. Los Angeles Basin Chassis Pool, 2222 East Sepulveda Blvd., Carson, CA 90810-1941, County of Los Angeles. 2. LABP. 3. Pacific Southwest Chassis Pools. 4. PSWP. Articles of Incorporation or Organization Number: AI #ON: Registered owner: Chassis Management Services Southern California, Inc., 251 Monroe Avenue, Kenilworth, NJ 07033. Delaware. This business is conducted by a Corporation. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 6/01/2005. 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: Chassis Management Services Southern California, Inc., Philip V. Connors, Exec. Vice President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on March 6, 2013. Argonaut published: March 21, 28, April 4, 11, 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 046378 The following persons are doing business as: 1. West Adams 1, 1662 1/2 West Adams Blvd., L. A., CA 90007, County of Los Angeles. 2. West Adams Association. Articles of Incorporation or Organization Number: AI #ON: C3413299. Registered owners: Access Benefit Corp., 1851 East 1st St., #917, Santa Ana, CA 92705. This business is conducted by a Corporation. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on March 11, 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: Mehrdad Hejazi, President, Access Benefit Corp. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on March 8, 2013. Argonaut published: March 21, 28, April 4, 11, 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 049866 The following person is doing business as: United Security Investors, 301 N. Canon Drive, #207, Beverly Hills, CA 90210, County of Los Angeles. Articles of Incorporation or Organization Number: AI #ON: C3393975. Registered owner: United Security Funding, Inc., 301 N. Canon Drive, #207, Beverly Hills, CA 90210. 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: United Security Funding, Inc., Evan Frank, Secretary. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on March 13, 2013. Argonaut published: March 28, April 4, 11, 18, 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 054023 The following person is doing business as: Skate Park Association International Inc., 2118 Wilshire Blvd., #622, Santa Monica, CA 90403, County of Los Angeles. Articles of Incorporation or Organization Number: AI #ON: 2243281. Registered owner: Skate Park Association International, Inc., 2118 Wilshire Blvd. #622, Santa Monica, CA 90403. California. This business is conducted by a Corporation. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on May 2001. 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: Skate Park Association International, Inc., Heidi Lemmon, Executive Director. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on March 19, 2013. Argonaut published: March 28, April 4, 11, 18, 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 054034 The following person is doing business as: 1. The LA Trade Show, 8149 Santa Monica Blvd., #274, W. Hollywood, CA 90046, County of Los Angeles. 2. The LA Tradeshow. 3. LA Trade Show. 4. LA Tradeshow. Articles of Incorporation or Organization Number: AI #ON: Registered owner: Flowers Hotel Group, Inc., 8149 Santa Monica Blvd., #274, W. Hollywood, CA 90046. California. 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: Flowers Hotel Group, Inc., Jody M. Flowers, President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on March 19, 2013. Argonaut published: March 28, April 4, 11, 18, 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 054045 The following person is doing business as: 1. D and G Trucking, 10501 S. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90045, County of Los Angeles. 2. D & G Trucking. Articles of Incorporation or Organization Number: AI #ON: Registered owner: 1. Durk G. Jorritsma, 10501 S. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90045. 2. Glynis T. Jorritsma, 10501 S. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90045. This business is conducted by a Married Couple. The registrants commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on April, 2008. 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: Durk Jorritsma, President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on March 19, 2013. Argonaut published: March 28, April 4, 11, 18, 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 054050 The following person is doing business as: Aloha Hula, 17634 Chatsworth St., Granada Hills, CA 91344, County of Los Angeles. Articles of Incorporation or Organization Number: AI #ON: Registered owner: Lyn-Del Pedersen, 17560 San Jose St., Granada Hills, CA 91344. This business is conducted by an Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 08-282008. I declare that all information in this statement is true and cor-

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rect. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Registrant Signature/ Name: Lyn-Del Pedersen, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on March 19, 2013. Argonaut published: March 28, April 4, 11, 18, 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 059148 The following person is doing business as: DNA, Inc. 6535 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90038, County of Los Angeles. Articles of Incorporation or Organization Number: AI #ON: 1410400. Registered owner: David Naylor and Associates, Inc., 6535 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90038. This business is conducted by a Corporation. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on June 19, 1987. 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 Naylor & Associates, Inc., President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on March 25, 2013. Argonaut published: April 4, 11, 18, 25, 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 061017 The following person is doing business as: Affiliated Investors, 7019 Trask Avenue, Playa del Rey, CA 90293, County of Los Angeles. Articles of Incorporation or Organization Number: AI #ON: Registered owner: McPherson B. E. Moore, 7019 Trask Avenue, Playa del Rey, CA 90293. This business is conducted by an Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 1-16-2013. 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: McPherson B. E. Moore, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on March 27, 2013. Argonaut published: April 4, 11, 18, 25, 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 061080 The following person is doing business as: Glaza Appraisals, 7711 Kentwood Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90045, County of Los Angeles. Articles of Incorporation or Organization Number: AI #ON: Registered owner: Mark Alexander Glaza, 26613 via Desmode, Lomita, CA 90717. 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: Mark Glaza, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on March 27, 2013. Argonaut published: April 4, 11, 18, 25, 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 061084 The following person is doing business as: True Soul LA, 12506 Sanford St. Los Angeles, CA 90066, County of Los Angeles. Articles of Incorporation or Organization Number: AI #ON: Registered owner: Jackson T. Herrera, 12506 Sanford 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 Signature/ Name: Jackson T. Herrera, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on March 27, 2013. Argonaut published: April 4, 11, 18, 25, 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 064368 The following person is doing business as: Harmonious Circle Press, 8635 Falmouth Ave. #305, Playa del Rey, CA 90293, County of Los Angeles. Articles of Incorporation or Organization Number: AI #ON: Registered owner: Edward Alexander Scianna, 8635 Falmouth Ave. #305, Playa del Rey, CA 90293. 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: Edward Alexander Scianna. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on April 1, 2013. Argonaut published: April 4, 11, 18, 25, 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 065644 The following person is doing business as: AE Design, 8300 Loyola Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90045, County of Los Angeles. Articles of Incorporation or Organization Number: AI #ON: Registered owner: Adham El-Sherif, 8300 Loyola Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90045. 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: Adham El-Sherif, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on April 2, 2013. Argonaut published: April 4, 11, 18, 25, 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).

L o s A n g e L e s T i m e s s u n d Ay C r o s s w o r d P u z z L e “HERBAL TEASE” By ROBIN STEARS AcROss 1 Pricey sweaters 8 They remove bad marks 15 Vertebral bones 20 “__ Flame”: Bangles ballad 21 One in the running 22 Blood of the gods 23 Observation about sprouting aromatic plants? 26 Elementary fivesome 27 Roo’s refuge 28 Soul-searching events? 29 XIII x IV 31 __-mo replay 32 “Washboard” muscles 35 __ y Plata: Montana motto 36 “Yes, I’m positive this seed is in five-spice powder”? 43 Period relative 44 Trifle 45 Ultimate goal 46 Easy target 48 Where It.’s at 49 Alphabet trio 51 Chinese tea 52 “Sideways” co-star Paul 55 “We should whip up some pickle flavoring”? 60 Proceed (from) 61 Mythical sea nymphs 62 Yield to gravity 64 2005 Nobel-winning dramatist 65 Tears down, in Dover

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PUBLIC NOTICES NOTICE OF APPLICATION TO SELL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES Date of Filing Application: MARCH 11, 2013. To Whom It May Concern: The Name of the Applicant is: 1715 PACIFIC AVENUE LLC. The applicants listed above are applying to the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to sell alcoholic beverages at: 1711 PACIFIC AVE, VENICE, CA 90291-4119. 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. Argonaut Published: March 28, April 4, 11, 2013. NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR CHANGE IN OWNERSHIP OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE LICENSE Date of Filing Application: March 27, 2013. To Whom It May Concern: The Names of the Applicants are: FIN CREATIVE CONCEPTS LLC. The applicants listed above are applying to the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to sell alcoholic beverages at: 12223 WASHINGTON BLVD, CULVER CITY, CA 90230. Type of Licenses Applied for: 47 - On-Sale General Eating Place. Argonaut Published: April 4, 2013. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME Case number SS023217 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner, RICKI HENRIETTA BOULLE, 978 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90049, filed for petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: RICKI BOULLE ARBITER. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING: 04-26-13, 9:00am. Dept. A, Room 104. SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES. 1725 Main Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401. WEST DISTRICT. Filed March 11, 2013. John A. Clarke, Executive Officer / Clerk, By: Cynthia Estrada, Deputy. Lisa Hart Cole, Judge of the Superior Court. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: The Argonaut Newspaper: March 21, 28, April 4, 11, 2013.

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