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Heeding history's call Seventy years ago, a young woman left home to work on a secret military project. She found out later it was the atomic bomb. By Michael Aushenker At 21, to the great disappointment of her mother, Frances Jacob joined the Army. Jacob was among some 400,000 women to enlist in the American armed forces during World War II, but she would become one of only a few women in military uniform to play a direct part in the creation of the atomic bomb. At 92, Jacob — now Frances Browner, after marrying in 1949 — has lived a quiet life in Mar Vista for 60 years, but memories of her time in the inner circle of J. Robert Oppenheimer’s Manhattan Project remain vivid. It all began with a thirst for education and a fateful trip to the movies. When Browner was 5, she and her single mother moved from St. Paul, Minn., to Los Angeles, where she later

attended Fairfax High School alongside famous classmate Mickey Rooney. After graduation, Browner longed for higher education but her single mother pressured her to give up a scholarship to Los Angeles City College in order to help financially support the pair. “I had two dreams in life — to go to college [specifically, UCLA] and to have a father,” said Browner, whose dad left home when she was two. And so Browner went to work for her uncle, a jeweler, to satisfy her mother but also attended classes part-time. Then, in 1942, her life took a turn after a visit to the cinema. On the marquee: “Yankee Doodle Dandy,” starring James Cagney. “I saw it three times in a row!” Browner said of the film. “Hitler was taking over the world. It was very scary.” (Continued on page 12)

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Witness recalls LAX shooting Mar Vista teacher tried to keep others calm as gunman stalked Terminal 3 By Joe Piasecki and Gary Walker A Mar Vista preschool teacher who came within just a few feet of the suspect in Friday’s deadly shooting rampage inside Terminal 3 of Los Angeles International Airport said bystanders pulled together to help each other through the traumatic situation. But the only person who appeared to stay relaxed throughout the chaos, she said, was the man holding a gun. While trying to exit the terminal after seeking cover

from initial gunfire, 38-year-old Jessica Maurer spotted the man not far from the gate where she had been waiting to board a flight to Minneapolis. “He had a gun [held] to his chest. He wasn’t smiling, wasn’t saying anything. He seemed calm, kind of, standing there walking around,” Maurer said. “I knew something wasn’t right, so I dove under the chairs right in front of me.” Paul Ciancia, 23, of Los Angeles has been charged with the murder of Transportation Security Administration agent (Continued on page 9)

A new vision for Marina del Rey

Fisherman’s Village contemplates overhaul as county officials plan for increased harbor amenities By Joe Piasecki The operators of Fisherman’s Village are contemplating a near-total rebuild of the venerable tourist attraction as Los Angeles County officials

prepare a new vision for the harbor likely to involve a larger retail footprint, transportation upgrades and more dock space for recreational boaters and kayakers. (Continued on page 11)


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Letters Venice Beach needs leaders, a plan

Re: “Venice balks at boardwalk blockades,” news, Oct. 31 The Venice Town Hall meeting on the future of Oceanfront Walk was in many ways disappointing and shortsighted, and in some ways politically scripted. Rather than an honest and openended discussion on what needs to be done, what I witnessed was a hybrid of city agencies paying homage to the political leadership rather than offering true solutions to what is the most important issue facing this community. For starters, the lack of leadership at Venice Beach is singularly the biggest challenge that will prevent real change. With no one whose job it is to ensure the day-to-day management of this international destination, the prospect of finding a better direction is hopeless. A world class city like Los Angeles

needs to protect an international venue and revenue-generating asset like Venice Beach. That just isn’t the case, and that’s disturbing. For several months I have corresponded with the Venice Neighborhood Council, the 11th District City Council office and Los Angeles County as to who is responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of the grassy knolls that separate the bike path from Oceanfront Walk. The question remains unanswered. What is needed and what wasn’t addressed is a comprehensive action plan to remediate these knolls as soon as possible. This capital infusion of resources and funding isn’t cosmetic, but a multimillion dollar investment required if Oceanfront Walk is to prosper. Would the City of New York allow Central Park to become a virtual slum? Would New Orleans allow Bourbon Street to become unsafe VOL 43, NO 45

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and threaten this revenue-generating venue crucial to its bottom-line? So why does Los Angeles allow Venice Beach to deteriorate despite its importance to this regional economy? Venice Beach needs someone in charge, someone ultimately responsible. A real maintenance program needs to be implemented to keep restrooms clean, open and safe. The boardwalk needs to be powerwashed, cleaned and maintained. Venice needs a reasonable public safety presence and a detailed blueprint needs to become a community-involved process. Enough time has passed with no results. Political leadership needs to find a backbone and do what is necessary to change the course of Venice Beach. Nick Antonicello Venice

store. The fact is the location does not comply with the regulations of Proposition D, which many neighbors in Mar Vista supported. This isn’t about Mar Vista not wanting a pot store, I can assure you. I can understand the need for medical marijuana, but there are 133 other dispensaries where you can make a purchase. Steve Wallace Mar Vista

housing rent hikes loom is inaccurate. There are many Westside residents who receive Section 8 subsidies. If the federal government suspends or removes those subsidies, the owner may, at their discretion, simply reduce the rent. Good tenants should have a home. Perhaps the city should suspend the requirement that owners pay rental registration fees or inspection fees during this period of time. Perhaps the Dept. of Water and Power should Critic has expensive tastes suspend charges or fees for water, Your restaurant critic has written four sewage and trash. Perhaps local banks should suspend foreclosure reviews featuring local restaurants proceedings on those properties. that cost $100 to $160 for dinner for two. But, he adds helpfully, that’s not In the event an appliance should be broken or damaged, the owner’s bad because it included wine. responsibility top repair or replace Where is your critic for the rest the appliance should be suspended of us? for six to nine months. If the wine is causing your So, if for a period of six to nine reviewer to spend $60 a head on months, rents are reduced by several dinner, tell him to order iced tea. hundred dollars as a result of the There are a lot of good local subsidy problem, the rend obligation restaurants in the $25 to $30 range can be banked and the owner, at for dinner. You can’t find somebody their discretion, may later, when who knows them? Joan Del Monte the subsidy is restored, request that Venice either the federal government of the tenant handle the reimbursement. Asking the housing provider to Putting burden on bear all the responsibility seems housing providers is unfair. unfair Michael Millman Re: “Affordable housing rent hikes Mar Vista loom,” news, Oct. 24 The suggestion that affordable (Continued on page 7)

Pot shop a bad fit for Mar Vista

Re: “Venice should chill out about medical pot,” letters, Oct. 31 It is a shame you could not attend the Mar Vista stakeholders meeting regarding the prospect of a new medical marijuana dispensary. You would have seen first hand, as I did, many pro-Proposition D voters stating that this is just not a good location for a medical marijuana

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NEWS City sues feds for control of Santa Monica Airport

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By Gary Walker With some residents pushing for reduced flight operations at Santa Monica Airport and others calling for the airfield’s conversion to a public park, Santa Monica officials filed a lawsuit against the Federal Aviation Administration last week seeking control of the property. The U.S. District Court lawsuit asks for a declaration that the city holds clear title to airport land and could resolve conflict over the city’s operating agreement with the FAA. The FAA and Santa Monica entered into an operating agreement in 1984. The city argues that agreement expires in 2015, but federal officials claim it is valid through 2023. Santa Monica is also contesting the federal government’s claims that agreements with the FAA obligate Santa Monica to allow the airport to operate in perpetuity or else forfeit its ownership interest to the federal government. “We need to get these legal questions answered. The community expects us to protect their health, safety and welfare,” Santa Monica Mayor Pamela O’Connor said in a statement about the case. “And, of course, the community’s demands for relief from airport impacts have only increased since last month’s terrible crash.” On Sept. 29, 63-year-old Mark Benjamin, founder of Santa Monica-based Morely Builders, his 28-year-old son Luke and two others died when their jet crashed into a hangar and burst unto flames. FAA spokesman Ian Gregor said the agency does not comment on pending litigation. Two years ago, Santa Monica City Council members launched a visioning process in which residents and business owners have been asked through surveys what they would like to see done with the airport property. City Manager Rod Gould and other city representatives have met with federal officials on several occasions since the visioning plan was announced in an effort to explore possibilities for a voluntary agreement that might modify airport operations to significantly reduce adverse

Santa Monica Airport falls under federal authority but sits on land owned by the city.

impacts on the community, such as noise and air pollution. “We met in Washington D.C. many times and conveyed community concerns and proposed possibilities for changes, including operational changes, that could significantly reduce many of the airport’s adverse impacts,” Gould said. “But the FAA representatives were simply unwilling or unable to agree to any changes that could bring significant relief to airport neighbors.” Frank Gruber, who is spearheading a movement called Airport2Park to transform the airport into a public park, praised the city’s decision to sue. “Airport2Park is excited that the city has taken this proactive measure to reestablish its control of the future of the airport land,” Gruber wrote in an email, “so that in the future a great park can be built on the site to serve all residents, rather than only the few who now benefit from the airport.” It isn’t clear, however, what changes city officials hope to make. But last year city leaders did unanimously approve a motion by Santa Monica City Councilman Kevin McKeown to explore the city’s legal rights to close the airport. “Our long-suffering residents and those calling for alternative future uses for current airport land now know that your city council has been working on this consistently and responsibly, through the best legal channels, to confirm our rights and move us forward,” McKeown said. The Oct. 30 lawsuit is the second time in recent years that Santa Monica has clashed with federal officials in court over the

airport. In March 2008, the council voted to implement a ban on certain types of aircraft from their airfield. The FAA challenged the ban and eventually prevailed in the California Supreme Court ruling. The director of a local environmental group who has been critical of city leaders praised the decision to file suit for control over the airport. “If this lawsuit will get us the results we need quickly, then we applaud the city for taking this action,” Martin Rubin, director of Concerned Residents Against Airport Pollution, in a statement. “Every day that goes by that residents downwind from the airport are inundated with toxic jet fumes is another day that public health is put in jeopardy, and it’s been going on for more than two decades.” State Sen. Ted Lieu (D- Marina del Rey), whose district includes Mar Vista neighborhoods close to the airport, also supports the city’s lawsuit. “I commend the city of Santa Monica for filing suit against the FAA,” Lieu said. “There are undisputed impacts on the city and surrounding residents, including noise and air pollution and safety issues as a result of how close the runway is to neighboring homes,” said Lieu. “I believe the courts will once and for all determine the city, as the owner of the airport, has every right to determine the direction of its future. With clear direction from the courts, I look forward to working with the city to minimize or eliminate the impacts of this airport on my constituents.”§ Gary@argonautnews.com


Letters (Continued from page 3) Meat is a scary business

I wasn’t scared of all the witches, zombies and assorted goblins wandering about on Halloween. What really scares me is the meat industry. This is the industry that: Mutilates, cages and butchers billions of cows, pigs and other sentient animals, feeds carcasses of cats and dogs killed in pounds to chickens, exposes undocumented workers to chronic workplace injuries at slave wages, exploits farmers and ranchers by dictating wholesale market prices, punishes documentation of its abuses through unconstitutional “ag-gag” laws, promotes world hunger by feeding nutritious corn and soybeans to animals, generates more greenhouse gases than any other human activity, generates more water pollution than any other human activity, creates deadly antibiotic-resistant pathogens by feeding antibiotics to animals, creates epidemics of infectious diseases and promotes diabetes, heart failure, stroke and cancer. Now, that’s really scary. And this is why I am dropping animal products from my menu. Al Masters Marina del Rey

response, but it is necessary because the Argonaut didn’t fully investigate this story. As a founding parent of Citizens of the World charter and the mother of a daughter who is multiracial (Native American and Jewish), I can say unequivocally that the school recruits an incredibly diverse student body. A beautiful multitude of racial, cultural and socio-economic backgrounds is represented at Citizens of the World. In fact, I do not know how anyone could possibly conclude that discrimination exists at our school when so many of our families are biracial or multiracial. The charter also gives a preference in its lottery to low-income families.

traffic woes at Stoner Avenue Elementary. The title should have been LAUSD employee Jose Benitez hides behind the topic of parking in order to promote his agenda to malign Citizens of the World Mar Vista charter elementary school. What wasn’t reported is that leaflets — er, propaganda — against Citizens of the World allege discrimination in its recruiting but have absolutely no basis in reality. The issues have nothing to do with parking. Otherwise the leaflets would have been about parking and not Citizens of the World. It’s unfortunate that any parent at Citizens of the World must dignify these ridiculous allegations with a

The diversity that exists among our families is what makes our school dynamic, and it is part of the school’s very mission. Allegations that Citizens of the World somehow excludes kids with low test scores are baffling. Admission is done by lottery, not testing. Kids of all abilities and a variety of special needs thrive at the school. As to the issue of parking, according to Benitez, the solution is to have Citizens of the World families use the Braddock Drive entrance. Benitez and the other homeowners do not want the traffic on Lindblade Avenue, and yet they do not mind increasing traffic on already congested Braddock, which already feeds into

the school and is a major thoroughfare during high-traffic drive times. While moving the drop-off entrance to Braddock may benefit Benitez and his neighbors on Lindblade, it is not fair to the residents on or just off of Braddock, including apartment dwellers and the low-income residents of Mar Vista Gardens. Perhaps it is Benitez who is discriminating against his less-fortunate neighbors who don’t own homes. Mr. Benitez, instead of working against Citizens of the World charter, why not work towards a solution? Leandra Yahola Venice

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The drawings were made public during the meeting to show residents that the company is listening to concerns that Fisherman’s Village needs and overhaul, she said. “There’s been outcry to have new buildings come in while honoring the icon that Fisherman’s Village has been all these years,” said Younis. “Our goal is to proceed as quickly as possible, but we don’t want to get ahead of the visioning process. The intent at the meeting was to give an idea of what we’d like to propose.” The last major update to the county’s overall zoning blueprint for Marina del Rey came in 1996, after Ballona Wetlands property was transferred out of county jurisdiction. After public hearings and surveys of hundreds of stakeholders, officials will unveil a vision statement for the plan in December and begin crafting the document next year, Natoli said. But residents and other stakeholders have already sent clear messages to improve water, vehicle and pedestrian access, she said. These include enhanced amenities for non-motorized boats, kayaks and outrigger canoes as well as increased access to the harbor for boaters and sailors approaching from the water. Overall, “People would like to see more mobility, making it easier for people to get around the marina,” Natoli said. “They’d like to see different kinds of [additional] restaurants and a more user-friendly retail presence. And more places to stroll and wander — to just sit by the water — so an environment that’s more pedestrian friendly.”§ Joe@argonautnews.com


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Mayor Eric Garcetti (center) addresses the media hours after a gunman killed a Transportation Security Administration agent and wounded several others at Los Angeles International Airport

Witness recalls LAX shooting (Continued from cover)

Gerardo Hernandez and other crimes during a shooting spree that began around 9:20 a.m. at a security checkpoint, according to law enforcement officials. Hernandez, 39, is the first TSA agent to die in the line of duty since the agency’s formation. Six others, including two TSA agents, were hospitalized with gunshot wounds, and a seventh person was not struck by gunfire but suffered related injuries. Maurer, who teaches at a private school, said she ducked under chairs at Gate 31 after hearing loud bangs and people running for cover away from the security checkpoint. “I remember hearing a commotion and then I see this wave of people come running … kind of like something out of that move ‘The Blob,’ she said. “I don’t remember if someone told me to get down, but I just hid underneath the chairs. I don’t know how long I was there.” Later, someone shouted for people to “get out” and Maurer began to follow others toward exits when she spotted the armed man and once again sought cover under seating. “Through the whole thing my head was so clear and focused, but … my heart started pumping, I was shaking,” she said. “I was worried about making eye contact with him, so I just put my head down and started praying and focusing on my breathing to stay calm.” Maurer said she sent text messages to her sister and worked to help calm a teenage traveler and her grandmother who were also hiding under the same row of chairs, even as she looked up to see the apparent gunman pass by chairs a few rows over. The next person Maurer recalled seeing was a police officer who asked which direction the shooter had traveled. Awaiting further instruction, she stayed in place and heard “a bunch of single shots and then a session that was a bit more rapid-fire” coming from elsewhere in the terminal. Ciancia was injured during a gun battle with officers who took him into custody. Maurer and others were eventually ordered into the next-door Tom Bradley International Terminal — moving past

“glasses, purses, wallets, baggage, stuff people just dropped and left behind,” she said — where bystanders received information updates not from law enforcement but from others with access to news reports on their cell phones and computers. “Afterwards, when we were waiting, people really came together,” sharing cell phones and chargers to help people contact loved ones and offering each other food and water. It felt like everybody was trying to be very compassionate with each other,” Maurer said. “It was comforting to talk with everybody else and decompress with them. If I would have gone straight home I might have been even more of a mess,” she said. After what seemed to her a long and disorganized process of waiting to be interviewed by FBI agents and police, Maurer said she and others were finally allowed to leave the airport but received little direction of where to go. Maurer boarded a parking lot shuttle that took her near the intersection of Westchester Parkway and Sepulveda Boulevard and walked two miles past gridlock traffic before the wife of a fellow displaced traveler picked him up and offered her a ride home. In the days after the shooting, reports surfaced that airport police had removed armed officers from TSA checkpoints earlier this year. Arif Alikhan, LAX’s deputy executive director of Homeland Security, Law Enforcement and Fire, countered such reports during a Monday press conference. “Police officers at LAX are still required to be at security checkpoints,” Alikhan said. “They have never been moved.” Others have suggested arming TSA agents, but Los Angeles World Airports Police Chief Patrick Gannon told reporters it is unlikely armed agents could have prevented the shooting and saved Hernandez’s life. “I’m not of the opinion that more guns mean more safety,” Gannon said. For Maurer, the events of the day still feel somewhat unreal. “When I think back, trying to go over what I witnessed, it’s almost like I’m watching a TV show. This kind of thing doesn’t happen to me. It doesn’t happen to people I know,” she said. § Joe@argonautnews.com

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NEWS Refined AMC Light Rail Alternative to ITF – Through Line Take a train straight to the airport? It’s possible, even in L.A., say backers of a transit center that would link LAX with light rail

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By Gary Walker Travelers who lament that light rail and commuter trains spanning the region don’t connect up directly with Los Angeles International Airport may have an ally in L.A. City Councilman Mike Bonin. Bonin, who represents the area, is proposing a new transportation hub in Westchester that would reduce vehicle trips to LAX by linking light rail to airport terminals via a “people-mover” conveyance system. The Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority plans to start construction next year on an 8.5-mile, roughly $2-billion Crenshaw light rail line that would pass within 1.5 miles from the airport, according to the agency. The project, funded by county Measure R sales tax proceeds and a federal loan, is slated for completion in 2019. Bonin unveiled his LAX Connect proposal for an intermodal transportation center near the intersection of 96th Street and Sepulveda Boulevard on Oct. 30 at a community meeting in Westchester. He recently traveled to Washington D.C. with Mayor Eric Garcetti to discuss the plan with federal transportation officials. “I am very eager to talk about this

because it is absolutely essential to get the Metro [light rail] system connected to airport,” Bonin said during the meeting. “It is my number one priority.” Los Angeles International Airport officials at last week’s meeting presented slides illustrating Bonin’s proposal to link the Metro Green and the Crenshaw light rail lines to the transport center, where travelers could then board the peoplemover. In Burbank, a similar plan is underway at Bob Hope Airport. Its regional intermodal transportation center is slated to have an elevated moving walkway for transporting rental car customers, rail and bus passengers directly into the airport’s passenger terminals. “The LAX Connect Plan is the ‘betterment’ to the Metro Green and Crenshaw/LAX Lines that we’ve demanded for years or even decades,” said Mar Vista resident Ken Alpern, co-chair of the Transit Coalition, a mass transit advocacy organization. “It’s the best compromise we have between competing needs to access LAX from both the west and the east, and from both the north and south. “For the Westside, it is especially nice in that it avoids having bus routes or a

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future Westside Green Line extension up Lincoln or Sepulveda boulevards that would force Westsiders to divert as far east as Century and Aviation [boulevards] only to then have to double back west,” Alpern said. LAX officials said during the meeting that the airport would put funding toward a transportation facility along the lines of

decades. In October 2012, Los Angeles County28 Supervisor Don Knabe called on Metro’s board of directors to develop a detailed strategy to connect rail to the airport by 2020. “Frankly, it’s embarrassing that the second-largest city in America with the third-busiest airport still does not have a

“The LAX Connect Plan is the ‘betterment’ to the Metro Green and Crenshaw/LAX Lines that we’ve demanded for years or even decades.” —Ken Alpern, co-chair of the Transit Coalition

Bonin’s proposal. Finding a way to connect mass transit to the airport has vexed lawmakers for

direct transit connection,” Knabe told the board at the time. § Gary@argonautnews.com


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Venice zipline’s future unclear

The controversial summer attraction raised money for beach upkeep but may be the last attraction of its kind By Gary Walker A zipline ride temporarily installed at Venice Beach this summer brought in revenue to support Ocean Front Walk maintenance, but it remains unclear whether officials would consider a similar attraction next year. The zipline, which spanned 750 feet along the beach from a 50-foot launch tower to a 30-foot landing tower near 17th Avenue, raised about $50,000 for city coffers from mid-July to Labor Day, said Los Angeles Dept. of Recreation and Parks Supt. Charles Singer. “About half of that went into a special account for maintenance

operations and the cleaning of restrooms on the boardwalk during the summer,” Singer said. Remaining proceeds, he said, will be used for cleaning and maintenance during next year’s summer tourist season. Artwork that decorated towers was auctioned off to benefit the local Boys & Girls Club. Delays in launching the zipline left it operating for less than 70 days, and Singer said officials are noncommittal to the notion of its return or the installation of another revenue generating attraction in 2014. Greenheart Conservation Company / Flightlinez, a Canadian

company that designs, builds and operates conservation-based canopy walkways, proposed the project last year and was granted a project trial period of up to 80 days by the California Coastal Commission. Greenheart President Ian Green declined to comment for this story. The zipline was championed by former Los Angeles City Councilman Bill Rosendahl as a creative revenue source for the upkeep of the Venice Beach and an entertainment attraction for tourists and residents alike, cut not everyone in Venice was sold on the idea. The Venice Neighborhood

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have expressed strong views about the boardwalk and preserving its organic and eclectic culture,” Rodgers said. Venice residents have been unwilling to support other concepts to raise funds for beach maintenance. A 2011 proposal by the Los Angeles Parks Foundation to allow corporate on boardwalk restrooms, bleachers and trash cans drew a wave of opposition, and a three year plan to install a large observation wheel near the boardwalk was scrubbed after residents voiced concerns about parking and traffic.§ Gary@argonautnews.com

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Manhattan Project worker tells of her experience (Continued from cover)

Browner, a Jewish American, was roused to help her country stop Adolf Hitler’s campaign for world domination. So immediately after her third viewing that day she walked a mile to a recruiting station, where she enlisted in Women Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC, later shortened to WAC). Soon she was deployed to Iowa for basic training at Fort Des Moines, where Browner settled in as a stenographer documenting court marshals. But chart-topping math scores on military aptitude tests and a series of interviews led to her one day being mysteriously plucked from her platoon. Browner and a few other WAC soldiers were taken by train and by closed Army truck, with no idea where they were headed. “We thought we were going overseas,” Browner recalled. “I was more excited than I was

scared.” After a stop at Fort Sill in Oklahoma, her final destination turned out to be Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico, where Oppenheimer — though she didn’t know it at the time — was leading a top-secret team in building the first atomic bomb. In rustic New Mexico, Browner and her peers shared a dormitory — “the former home of a fancy boys’ school,” she recalled. But among them, only she had clearance to the socalled Technical Area, where the scientists did their mysterious work. A few of the scientists on Oppenheimer’s team were women, but Browner recalls being the only woman in military uniform among them. “Female soldiers played a role at Los Alamos during the Manhattan Project, but not a huge role,” said Karen Green,

curator of the National Atomic Testing Museum in Las Vegas. “[Browner] is only the second one that I have come across. The other was Oppenheimer’s secretary for some of the time.” Browner remembers wearing a button with the number 11 and a red pass to gain access to the lab. “Los Alamos itself was enclosed in a barbed wire fence,” Browner recalled, describing a compound akin to “a huge, round, enormous building. For some reason, it looked like a well.” Despite having only a high school diploma, Browner worked tabulating mathematical equations for the scientists, adding up lengthy rosters of figures each day and storing her work in a basement vault each night. Her superiors made no mention of how her equations would be used. Work at Los Alamos was so strictly confidential that her boss, Oppenheimer, denied a request to meet up with an uncle who was passing through New Mexico. But Browner held nothing against Oppenheimer — whom scientists had nicknamed “Oppy.” “I had a crush on him. He was nice-looking,” said Browner, adding that

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"Almost everyone outside of Oppenheimer’s circle had no idea that we were developing the bomb, and Oppenheimer’s circle was just a handful of scientists.” — Karen Green, curator of the National Atomic Testing Museum she still has vivid recollections of Oppenheimer. “He used to sit on the desk, his legs crossed, with a pipe. He wasn’t loquacious. He had a light side to him — something in his smile and his voice.” The Los Alamos laboratory kept a daily tea time of 3 p.m., and Browner, a young woman craving knowledge, found herself across the table from some of the world’s brightest scientific minds. “Education was so exciting, but there was none of it within my own family,” she said. Over time, Browner began to suspect she was working on some kind of explosive, but a bomb capable of disintegrating an entire city was unimaginable at the time. “You knew your job and maybe some of what a few others were doing, but rarely did you know everything that was going on,” Green said of people assigned to the top-secret work. “The development of the atomic bomb was the original ‘black project.’ Almost everyone outside of Oppenheimer’s circle had no idea that we were developing the bomb, and Oppenheimer’s circle was just a handful of scientists.” Browner said she didn’t understand what she was doing until seeing newspaper headlines about the bomb’s devastating effects in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. “I had very mixed emotions,” Browner said. After the bombings, Manhattan Project head of computations Donald Flanders, who Browner recalled as one of the nicer people she has worked with, committed suicide. “It was a terrible moral dilemma for the scientists,” Browner has come to believe. “Many were from Europe and

Germany. They knew Hitler was working on a bomb.” After six months at Los Alamos, Browner developed respiratory problems and returned to L.A. after a disability discharge. Under the G.I. Bill, she later realized her dream of attending UCLA, though due to poor health it took seven years for the gifted mathematical mind to complete a degree in, of all things, English literature. While attending college, she met husband Joseph Browner (who died in 2006) and became pregnant with her son, Geoff. But her military experience had one remaining surprise in store. One day in 1948, Browner was pulled out of creative writing class to join an audience mostly made up of faculty for a special guest lecture in the school gymnasium. Standing in the center of the packed room was “Oppy.” As the lecture was about to start, “he looked up and saw me, he came over, and we shook hands,” Browner recalled, smiling. “It was pretty exciting. After that, all of these older men started talking to me. They thought I was important!” After conversation drifted to memories of life in the family home, Geoff Browner — who thought by now he’d heard everything his mother had to say about Los Alamos — is taken by surprise when she suddenly bursts into a nearly forgotten song: “We’re stuck up on a mountain outside of Santa Fe, Where the only signs of wildlife are G.I. wolves at bay. So listen here, my children, of brilliance do not boast, Or you’ll end up like we did — Up in Los Alamos!”§ Michael@argonautnews.com


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Treating the soul Marina del Rey’s Nathan Graeser, an Army National Guard chaplain, on healing wounds and recognizing strengths of combat veterans returning from the Middle East Nathan Graeser seemed destined for a foreign battlefield, but his war would be fought at home. At 18, Graeser signed up for the Army National Guard expecting to serve one weekend a month while attending college. Then 9/11 happened. While awaiting deployment to Afghanistan, Graeser enrolled in officer training school. Months went by and then orders came down that Graeser should stay there while many in his unit, including a high school classmate he had enlisted with in Indiana, went overseas. His friend was killed by a landmine. Others came back less than whole. “Everyone was jacked up and getting DUIs. Everyone felt horrible, like it should have been them [who died]. So I decided I wanted to help soldiers. I decided I wanted to be a chaplain,” said Graeser, now 31 and a Marina del Rey resident. The choice sent Graeser to Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena and, after his commission as an Army National Guard chaplain in October 2011, to the USC School of Social Work’s pioneering Center for Innovation and Research on Veterans & Military Families. The center has partnered with Los Angeles officials to place military social work interns at employment centers throughout the city, the first effort of its kind. On Nov. 16, Graeser will take part in “Moral Injury and PTSD: Warriors, Families and Communities,” a forum at Loyola Marymount University intended to spur collaboration among clergy, social workers, services providers and veterans in creating a support network for service members returning from combat. — Joe Piasecki What sorts of challenges do those returning from combat face coming home to the Westside?  A lot of it are things every person experiences. But a young guy who’s coming back from deployment, has grown up and seen a lot of the world, doesn’t really want to call his mom and ask for help. He’s done and survived enough things to feel

like he should be a man, but then he comes back and has a hard time fitting back in with society — navigating education benefits, finding employment. There’s a big stigma against National Guard and reserves soldiers. If they see you’re still in, employers say ‘I don’t think so.’ For others, spouses and family members have learned to live without you. Working your way back into relationships is a very

lines of communication in their communities. And communities actually have the largest role to play. The majority of veterans don’t receive services through the VA. The reality of budget cuts and looming sequestration is there aren’t going to be the resources. It’s our job as a community to say we have a responsibility to people who’ve invested in and sacrificed for our country. One way is to begin to educate yourself on the effects

"Sometimes in our awareness campaigns we also do a disservice. Only 20% of veterans are ever diagnosed with PTSD. What we can do is get past some of our stigmas and instead say veterans are a valuable resource." — Nathan Graeser difficult thing. Part of my job is also to respond to crisis. I just did a memorial for one of my soldiers who committed suicide. There are about 22 veteran deaths a day by suicide at this point [according to a report this year by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs].  Why so many?  Some of it is a recruiting issue, where we take people who maybe have other risk factors and add stress. Some of it is the combat. In the military, strength and self-sufficiency are highly encouraged, and those are two things that don’t bode well for asking for help.  Most people aren’t close to anyone who’s been to Iraq or Afghanistan. What role can they play in helping transitions?   One of the downsides of having a professional fighting force is it’s naturally isolating from the civilian world. When people go to war and come back, they often don’t have good

of war. We’re all impacted. If you don’t have someone in your immediate family, you have a friend of a friend or a neighbor or someone in your community who has served. The security guard right over there [he points outside Peet’s Coffee and Tea in Del Rey] is a veteran. What kinds of things shouldn’t a person say to a returning veteran? Stay away from the ‘Have you ever killed someone? Tell me all your traumatic stories’ approach. It’s much closer to just being a friend, someone who cares.  So just treat them like people. Go figure. Sometimes we think that because someone is a veteran of military service, a thank-you is to honor their trauma. Think of a real difficult memory and put it on your shirt. How would you feel if someone was like, ‘Oh, wow, you don’t have parents? You got in a car wreck a couple months ago? How did that feel?’ Our job as a community is to create a safe space for veterans. It’s not to

force the conversation. Sometimes in our awareness campaigns we also do a disservice. Only 20% of veterans are ever diagnosed with [post traumatic stress disorder]. What we can do is get past some of our stigmas and instead say veterans are a valuable resource. As a society we’d do way better if we embraced our warriors. 

role in caring for the people who served in war.

The LMU conference discusses ‘moral injury.’ What is moral injury? Part of the nature of war is you’re in very high-pressure situations where you are forced to act in ways that might violate your moral code. PTSD addresses the symptoms of this; How does a person who what moral injury addresses are opposed the war support someone who fought in it?  the soul wounds that linger.  This is a big issue for faith On the 16th we’re building communities as well. Most faith a conversation around care communities are about peace, so providers, veterans and faith how do you rectify that with the communities. We’re asking: idea that this person wasn’t about What does it look like to treat peace? In church they might have a soul? And I believe our faith said hate the sin, love the sinner … don’t hate the player, hate the communities have answers to healing the soul. That’s kind of game. We have to progress the our thing.  conversation to a duty of care and service. Whether we believe Vist cal.lmu.edu to register for in war is not the question. The the forum. § question is whether we have a November 7, 2013 THE ARGONAUT PAGE 13


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lamenting his rapidly gentrifying surroundings. One by one he called out Gratitude, Flake, Take Craft Beer & Wine and Superba as upstart culture vultures that’ve swooped in ahead of a hipster contingent changing the identity of his Photo by Michael Aushenker

beloved home. Artist Tony Venagas, who lives nearby, may have a different vantage point than Valentine, but he’s openly conflicted about the evolution of once rough-andtumble Rose Avenue. “If Rose becomes Abbott Kinney, I might seek refuge in Mexico … though I still don’t think I would ever give up my place,” he said. “The neighborhood’s changed. It has gone from sleepy Rose Avenue to a busy and vibrant neighborhood. Not that it wasn’t vibrant before — there were plenty of people hanging out. Unfortunately, they were super unruly and didn’t care about [the block] much.” Venagas is one of the artists whose work will appear Saturday at “Rose Reclaimed,” a benefit at the Rose Avenue landscape and design firm Big Red Sun that aims to beautify

Rose Reclaimed benefits Venice Family Clinic

Selena Souders, left, and benefit co-organizer Aileen Martinez, a Venice-based social impact entrepreneur, at Big Red Sun

the front garden of the Venice Family Clinic. Venice Family Clinic and Big Red Sun are practically neighbors, divided only by slender 6th Avenue, with the nonprofit clinic occupying the southeast corner of 6th and Rose and Big Red Sun on the southwest one. So it only makes sense that Big Red Sun would throw a charity effort bent on cultivating a front garden in its own backyard. Transforming the drab space

into an artful patch of agaves and succulents would come as welcome help to a nonprofit clinic serving struggling locals such as Valentine. It also makes for a much more attractive retail environment. “The Venice Family Clinic is known as a pillar in our community,” Big Red Sun owner Selena Souders said in a statement about the event. “With the changes the street is experiencing, we see this as an ideal time for this multi-phase

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Concert keeps ‘Hope’ alive

A star chef and local musicians team up with St. Joseph Center to help the homeless By Michael Aushenker Think of it as an urban hoe down to help the homeless. After a two-year hiatus, the Venice Concert for Hope — part of an ongoing fundraising efforts to involve beach community musicians in the cause — returns Friday night at Good Hurt, featuring a plethora of local acts. Proceeds support the St. Joseph Center in Venice, a support and resource center for homeless men, women and families. St. Joseph board member Randy Wooten, who organized the first Venice Concert for hope at the now-defunct Air Condition lounge, has this time enlisted the help of Derek Brandon Walker. Walker is executive chef of St. Joseph’s Bread and Roses Café, a restaurant that provides gourmet, multicourse meals to homeless in people in need. It’s an interesting career move

by a guy who would be welcome in many a commercial kitchen, especially after winning the Food Network reality show contest “Chopped.” Walker started out in the business a line cook at The Wilshire in Santa Monica and Alain Giraud’s late restaurant Bastide and went on to work as a chef at Dutch Café in Culver City. But seven years into helming Bread and Roses’ “fusion of Asian and Latin flavor profiles with classical French technique,” (and his own catering business, Commis, on the side) Walker is hooked. “It’s a unique sit-down café. It’s not a soup kitchen. People make reservations through their case workers,” Walker said. Some 150 patrons each day receive a full meal that includes fresh fruit, salad, an entrée and dessert in a real restaurant setting that returns “dignity to folks that

are disenfranchised, alienated by society as a whole and from their own families.” With Walker and Wooten’s combined connections, the roster for Friday’s show evolved to include the Miles Kahlil Quartet, Sullied River, Samadhi and Vyas, the Christopher Hawley Rollers and the Johnny Stachela Band. Christopher Hawley of the aforementioned Venice band said this year’s show offers a different lineup and venue, but “the same motivation to help St. Joseph Center in Venice do what they do.’ At St. Joseph Center, homeless people battling mental illness and addiction can get showers, access laundry machines, receive mail, receive hotel vouchers for family visits, search for permanent housing and obtain treatment for medical and mental health needs, Wooten said. No fair-weather fan, Hawley (Continued on page 34)

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Fridays, 10 a.m. to midnight Saturdays and 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Sundays. Admission is $12 Other holiday events planned for downtown Santa Monica: With Chanukah coming up early this year, menorah lightings will take place at sundown from Nov. 27 to Dec. 5. on the 1300 block of the Promenade. A children’s Chanukah crafts event

runs from noon to 3 p.m. on Nov. 30. The city’s holiday tree lighting takes place at 7 p.m. Dec. 12 on the 1200 block of Third Street Promenade A kids craft fair follows from noon to 3 p.m. Dec. 21. Visit downtownsm.com for more information § Michael@argonautnews.com

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books, gourmet cookbooks, DVDs and CDs will be among used items up for sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Westchester-Loyola Village Library’s Mary Lou Crockett Meeting Room, 7114 W. Manchester Ave., Westchester. (310) 348-1096.

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A ‘Wonderful’ evening in Westchester The Kentwood Players stage a radio-age revival of a holiday classic By Michael Aushenker It’s Christmas Eve, 1946, inside Studio A at WBFR in Manhattan, and a very special radio broadcast is about to air that will warm hearts for generations. Now 67 years later, “It’s a Wonderful Life,” George Bailey’s doozey of a lesson in appreciation, comes to the Westchester Playhouse in the form of a live-action radio play staged by the Kentwood Players. Philip Van Doren Stern’s story, popularized by the oft-aired 1946 Frank Capra classic film starring Jimmy Stewart, tells the tale of suicidal George Bailey, a banker at Bailey Building and Loan intending to end it all one fateful

Christmas Eve when he receives the ultimate intervention in the form of guardian angel Clarence Odbody. Odbody arrives to take the banker on a Dickensian journey through his alternate Christmas past and present to see how those around him would be affected had Bailey never been born. With a sprawling cast that includes Freddie Filmore, Dave Parke, Harry “Jazzbo” Heywood, Darryl Maximilian Robinson, Hope Merriwether and Vada Foster, the Kentwood Players promise to bring this holiday chestnut to life with a new wrinkle via their old-fashioned radio-program conceit. Westchester Playhouse is

offering a “Kentwood Kares” holiday discount of $2 off regular ticket prices sold at the box office to those who bring in a new or slightly used coat or jacket for the homeless at the Los Angeles Mission. So if you hear a bell ring after you donate that coat, that angel earning its wings might be you! “It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play,” produced by Vada Foster and Alison Mattiza and directed by Gypsy Foster, runs at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays at Westchester Playhouse, 8301 Hindry Ave., Westchester. $18. (310) 645-5156§ Michael@argonautnews.com

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Now a comedy teacher in his own right, Weisenberg schooled under comedy chieftains Jeff Jena, Bobbie Oliver, and, for more than a decade, Steve Klasky (who also coached Will Ferrell). If his name and face seem familiar, it might be because you’re originally from Ohio (he hails from Cincinnati), you watch “Funny Farm TV” (on which he’s appeared), you were either stuck on a Carnival Cruise ship or at the Improv in Irvine or Ontario Mills, according to his website.

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“HerSheMe”: The criticallyacclaimed play “HerSheMe” will be performed one night only at the Santa Monica Playhouse before its official debut at the New Orleans Fringe Festival. “HerSheMe” takes a heart-wrenching look into the fragility, femininity and masculinity of womanhood. Performance begins at 8 p.m. at 1211 4th St., Santa Monica. $10 donation suggested. (310)-394-9779 ext 1; SantaMonicaPlayhouse.com TRACY NEWMAN LIVE – The Emmy Award-winning TV writer (“Ellen,” “Drew Carey Show”) turned award-winning singer/ songwriter brings her band, the Reinforcements, and her special brand of original acoustic folk songs to Venice. Also playing: bluegrass singer-songwriter Tom Corbett. $15. The Talking Stick, 1411C Lincoln Blvd., Venice. Talkingstick.net. PIES AND TARTS COOKING CLASS: Patricia K. Rose teaches

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In their own words Veterans’ stories take center stage Friday at Beyond Baroque By Michael Aushenker Venice-based literary arts center Beyond Baroque is hosting a reading and signing event on Friday for a collection of prose and poetry by and about those who have fought in war. “Returning Soldiers Speak: An Anthology of Prose and Poetry by Soldiers and Veterans” relates poignant and humorous experiences spanning World War II to conflicts in the Middle East. Guest readers for the event include poet Hugh Martin; Pulitzer Prize nominee, actor and Olympic bobsledder John Rixey

Moore; screenwriter, assistant to producer Joel Silver and former Army officer Jon Zelazny; and spoken word artist Jeffrey Alan Rochlin, a medic during the Vietnam War. Organizers suggest a $10 donation to benefit Wellness Works, a Glendale-based nonprofit that works with veterans healing from war. A reception and signing starts at 7 p.m., followed by the reading at 8 p.m., at Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice. Visit beyondbaroque.org to RSVP.

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the rich terrine. Next was the only item I didn’t enjoy — poppy seed spaghetti with dried Asian pears, gorgonzola cheese and duck liver. This didn’t come together for me; the pear was so sweet I thought it might have been candied, and it didn’t harmonize with the other items. Things were back on track with a delicious risotto of crabmeat, Mexican huitlacoche mushroom and Oaxacan cheese, followed by a dish of poached john dory fish with beets and celery root. Small discs of red and gold beet had been placed on the triangular filet so it resembled a little Christmas tree, a delightful presentation with a winning flavor. The pureed celery root topped with a dash of prawn reduction was delicious and a perfect accompaniment. The final savory dish was another high note — Scottish wood pigeon with chestnut puree and mushrooms. Wood pigeons and other game birds have very little fat and go from raw to jerky in minutes, so it takes the full attention of an expert to avoid ruining them. The presentation here was unique: the breast was sautéed, then smoked over a warm, aromatic fire for a few minutes. Chef el Nagar obviously loves working with raw or rare meats, and he is a master at it. Dessert was candied eggplant topped with hot chocolate foam and cider ice cream. I hadn’t considered combining eggplant with chocolate, and certainly not adding tart apple flavors, but now I know it can be done. Last was coffee and whipped cream but, being Barbershop, the coffee had been frozen into a granita with liquid nitrogen while I watched. The extravaganza cost $95, including mineral waters — they have no wine license so don’t serve anything stronger. Like everyone sitting at the counter, I had been able to converse with the chefs and watch them work, and it was a fascinating two hours. Barbershop is open through November and may stay longer. Chef el Nagar would like to find a kitchen where he can put down roots. Since that establishment could be miles or even states away, you should go now and enjoy a unique meal in intimate surroundings. Barbershop Ristorante is open Mondays and Tuesdays through November starting at 6 p.m., with reservations highly recommended. Street parking only. Advise food allergies when booking. §


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Robert Altman paid tribute to writer Raymond Carver in a controversial film, and documentarian Mike Kaplan was there to capture it By Michael Aushenker Before he died in 2006, filmmaker Robert Altman continued to revisit and refine a genre of film he practically singlehandedly created with 1975’s “Nashville”: the ensemble drama with overlaying sub-plots that often intertwined. At no time did he stir up more controversy than with 1993’s “Short Cuts,” a series of intertwining stories set in Los Angeles loosely based on nine of short story master Raymond Carver’s works — the making of which documentary directors John Dorr and Mike Kaplan were given access to document on film. On Nov. 9, in a 20th anniversary celebration for both films, American Cinematheque will welcome “Luck, Trust & Ketchup” director Kaplan and “Short Cuts’ cast member Lily Tomlin to the Aero Theater to talk about working with Altman. Altman “was a terrific friend,” Kaplan said. “He was always stimulating and lots of fun. He

was filled with energy. He was one of those people who when you’re around was a unique individual.” Tomlin is no stranger to Altman, having had a central role in “Nashville,” considered by many to be Altman’s masterpiece and a template for later works, including Academy Award contenders “The Player” and “Gosford Park.” In addition to Tomlin, Matthew Modine, Julianne Moore, Buck Henry, Tom Waits, Madeline Stowe, Andie MacDowell, Jack Lemmon, Lili Taylor and Robert Downey, Jr. played in Altman’s Carver homage. The road to “Short Cuts” was paved by the success of “The Player,” the much-celebrated 1992 Hollywood insider film that gave Altman’s turbulent career a hefty second wind. Kaplan’s connection to Altman was primarily as a marketing person who had intermittently worked with the director on campaigns for his films from 1975’s “Buffalo Bill and the

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Indians” through “Kansas City” in 1996. While at MGM, Kaplan also helped push “Brewster McCloud.” Kaplan said he had an instinct that “Short Cuts,” for which Altman had spent the better part of two years raising funds, “was going to be in the tradition of ‘Nashville.’ Plus the script was great. It was a fantastic project.” Kaplan received Altman’s permission to shoot his film on the making of “Short Cuts” with

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“This one bedroom, one bath unit offers stunning Marina, channel and ocean views,” says agent Charles Lederman. “The lovely remodeled home features an open kitchen with granite counters and recessed lighting, and a gorgeous bathroom with an enlarged shower. Enjoy all the amenities of Marina City Club: a 16,000 square foot gym, free classes, pools, tennis, racquet ball and paddle tennis courts, restaurant, room service, daytime café, and 24 hour guarded gated security, all within walking distance of many restaurants and the beach.” The property is offered at $419,500. Information, Charles Lederman, Marina City Realty, (310) 821-8980.

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“Contemporary, urban details define this extensively remodeled Westport Heights home,” says agent Kevin Gallaher. “The open kitchen, with breakfast bar, stainless appliances and Caesarstone counters, is open to the dining room, and the separate living room has rich dark floors and a fireplace. There are three bedrooms and 2.5 baths, with the spacious master suite leading out to the patio and private backyard. The other bedrooms open to a shared designer bathroom. New systems include copper plumbing, electrical, and central heat.” The property is offered at $869,000. Information, Kevin & Kaz Gallaher, RE/ MAX Execs, (310) 410-9777.

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The Argonaut Home Sales

Median Price

~ Home Sales Index~

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Oct ‘12

Oct ‘13

Homes Sold MediaN Price

38 $533,000

36 $597,000

Marina Del rey

Oct ‘12

Oct ‘13

Homes Sold MediaN Price

37 $737,346

30 $726,000

Palms/Mar Vista

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Oct ‘13

Homes Sold MediaN Price

38 $722,000

50 $797,500

Playa del Rey

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Oct ‘13

Homes Sold MediaN Price

18 $344,600

19 $447,000

Playa Vista

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Oct ‘13

Homes Sold MediaN Price

15 $501,000

8 $685,000

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Oct ‘13

Homes Sold MediaN Price

58 $972,000

59 $1,005,000

Venice

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Oct ‘13

Homes Sold MediaN Price

23 $1,200,000

22 $1,312,500

Westchester

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Oct ‘13

Homes Sold MediaN Price

36 $632,000

38 $742,500

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“This duplex has a huge three bedroom, two bath owner’s unit just a short bike ride from the beach,” says agent Eric Flexner. “The owner’s unit features a huge open living/kitchen floor plan, partially upgraded in 2008, and includes smooth ceilings, recessed lighting, stainless appliances, tile floor, forced air heat, a two car garage and dual paned windows throughout. Rental unit features crown molding, a great view from the light and bright living-room, an upgraded kitchen, tons of light and a one car garage. Perfect for owner/occupant.” The property is offered at $1,195,000. Information, Erik Flexner, The Flexner Group, Coldwell Banker, (310) 422-2278.

Azzurra Penthouse

“This south-facing penthouse, with 10 foot ceilings and floor-to-ceiling glass, has two bedrooms and 2.5 baths,” says agent Jesse Weinberg. “Nearly 200 square feet of wrap-around balcony offers access from the living room and master bedroom. The kitchen has stainless appliances, maple cabinets, granite counters and marble floors. The master bedroom also boasts marble floors and has walk-in closets. Building amenities include valet parking, concierge, rooftop sky-lounge, 2 spas, sparkling pool, conference room, media lounge, fine art collection and a professional fitness center.” The property is offered at $999,000. Information, Jesse Weinberg, Keller Williams Marina/LA Realty, (800) 804-9132.

Seagate Village Condo

“This rare ground level condo has no hallways, and looks and feels like a townhome,” says agent Kim Williamson. “The unit features laminate hardwood floors, a remodeled bathroom with custom tiles and a spacious bedroom with ample closet space. Enjoy a cheerful kitchen with breakfast bar, a separate dining area with bright windows, stackable washer/dryer, tandem parking spaces and a private balcony with pool and garden views. Walk to the beach, restaurants and shops.” The property is offered at $325,000. Information, Kim Williamson and Nicole Pagan, RE/MAX Estate Properties, (310) 678-6650.

Loyola Village Home

“Located in a sought-after Westchester neighborhood, this inviting home is a true delight,” says agent Stephanie Younger. “The spacious living room has hardwood floors, crown moldings and abundant natural light, and the formal dining room leads to a remodeled kitchen with granite countertops, stainless appliances, custom cabinetry and adjacent laundry. Two bedrooms, both with backyard views, and a full bath complete the floor plan. Outside, enjoy dining al fresco or planting next year’s crop in the large back yard with its sprawling lawn, raised vegetable garden and room for a pool.” The property is offered at $725,000. Information, Stephanie Younger, Teles Properties, (424) 203-1828.

Coldwell Banker Hosts Art Showcase

On Friday, October 25th, Coldwell Banker Venice hosted its first ever art showcase at their new office located at 1611 Electric Avenue. They featured artwork from three different local artists including art from Juan Carlos Munoz, Patrick Finley and Jerome Stumphauzer. They also provided wine, appetizers, raffles, and live music from Uncle Monkey. The proceeds from the raffles went to the Coldwell Banker Charitable Foundation. If you would like to check out the work from these artists, select pieces will remain featured for a few months at the Coldwell Banker Venice office for viewing. Information, Coldwell Banker Venice/Marina, (424) 280-7400.

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a weatherproof plant marker, particularly if your garden is ever-growing. This will help identify everything come spring. Make your leaves work harder for you. Start by raking them all off your lawn, and borrow or rent a mulching mower to grind them up. Whatever isn’t used as mulch in your flowerbeds (and soon-to-be-planted trees) can be stored in bags near your composter all through winter. Simply add a layer of leaves atop each layer of compostable kitchen waste. It should act as armor against odor. Unless it’s already snowing where you live, now is the perfect time to add more trees to your property. The soil’s not yet too cold and still contains sufficient oxygen. To plant a new tree, dig a hole roughly five

times as wide as the root ball. Don’t till the existing soil too much; the roots will better adjust with less interference. Instead, nurture it with a thick top-dress of compost, and later, add about five inches of mulch. Continue to water until the temperature starts to really dip. Flank the newly planted tree with secure posts, and wrap a flexible support around these and the tree in a figureeight pattern. Of course one of the most rewarding times on the fruit and vegetable gardener’s calendar is the harvest; reaping what you’ve sown (and grown). But exercise patience. Take potatoes for instance. If they’re going to be stored instead of consumed immediately, it is important that the tubers harden sufficiently in the soil beforehand, prevent-

ing diseases and shrinkage due to water loss. Vines should be killed or removed two weeks before digging the potatoes, if not by normal maturity or frost, then by pulling, or simply cutting the vines off at ground level. Potatoes should be stored in a dark place to avoid turning green. Lifted vegetables such as carrots, beets and turnips should be stored between layers of sand or in cardboard cartons in a dry, well-ventilated room. On the other hand, be sure to pick tomatoes, apples, pears and plums – as well as other fruits that continue to ripen after being picked – before the frost. This week’s question was answered by Linda Black, Coldwell Banker Marina/Venice, (310) 804-6432.

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‘Short Cuts’ to final cut (Continued from page 21)

used in “Luck,” also wound up published in Esquire and in a book companion of the “Short Cuts” screenplay. Altman had said he purposely did not shoot “Short Cuts” in Beverly Hills, Hollywood or other high-profile locations, eschewing obvious settings for places such as Downey, Compton and Watts. Filming on the river in Bakersfield, where temperatures climbed to more than 100 degrees, proved grueling, but Kaplan said Altman handled it with aplomb. “I’d never seen him be anything but totally confident about what he was going to do,” Kaplan said. One of the biggest misconceptions about Altman’s large-ensemble features, said Kaplan, was that they were spontaneously crafted. “He wasn’t a total improviser,” Kaplan said. “There was always a blueprint. He knew exactly what he wanted but always gave enough leg room of what was going to work. The location dictates what they’re going to shoot and how they’re going to shoot it.” Kaplan described the set of “Short Cuts” as “a controlled party atmosphere that allows creativity to happen.” He said it was a little different from other Altman pictures in that “not all of the characters [eventually] bump into each other. There’s more of a randomness.” And, of course, there were controversies. Some questioned whether the relatively verbose

film was true to Carver’s sparse, controlled, economical writing. And then there was Moore’s bottomless moment on screen in the heat of a marital argument, which some critics deemed unnecessary, others naturalistic. Kaplan’s film largely stays clear of that scene, but it does capture Moore’s warm-up for it. “Luck, Trust & Ketchup” and “Short Cuts” screen together Saturday at the Aero Theatre, 1328 Montana Ave., Santa Monica. Show starts at 6 p.m.; tickets are $11. Call (323) 4663456 or visit aerotheatre.com. Kaplan will present slides of his vintage art deco poster collection at the Aero before a screening of “42nd Street” at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 14.§ Michael@argonautnews.com

their website linked to SOS, an online repository where soldiers and former soldiers can check for discounts. Each business is assigned a bronze, silver or gold start depending on the level of discount offered, with gold reserved for merchants offering discounts of 25% or more. “I’m not doing it for profit. I’m doing it because it makes me feel good and I want to help,” said Cook, who launched his site after an emotional conversation with an enlisted man living off of food stamps. The SOS list currently includes Abbot’s Habit coffeehouse,

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sometimes answers Walker’s call for kitchen volunteers. “I’ll get the call and go down and help,” said the singersongwriter, who has “learned how grateful these folks are to have a nice meal and be treated with dignity and to make eye contact with people.” Hawley, who regularly plays solo gigs at Basement Tavern on Main Street in Santa Monica, Prince O’Whale’s in Playa del Rey (every second Wednesday), and O’Brien’s Pub (every third Wednesday), also knows Wooten and Walker as musicians. Wooten “has co-written a lot of our songs and he moonlights as a keyboard player. We’ve got

a pretty extensive catalogue,” Hawley said. Walker will also get a chance to show off his musical talents with the alternative rock band Fret a Stare. The musician/chef has high hopes for future Venice Concerts for Hope. “Our goal is to do it twice a year, to brand the name and have larger acts. It’s a great way to raise awareness and raise funds,” Walker said. Hawley, whose roots rock, reggae and funk reflects interest in acts such as Johnny Cash, Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, Grant Green, Duane Allman and Little Feat (the latter’s keyboardist Bill Payne even played on half of his last album), said he generally writes and performs “songs about gratitude and optimism: stuff that makes people dance and bring some joy to the world.” So dabbling in this kind of philanthropic effort makes perfect sense. “It goes along with the music I’m trying to put out there. I feel that part of my goal is to uplift people through everything I do,” Hawley said. “Venice brings together this very diverse group of people who have really fallen in love with the place and its spirit. Music and art is such a huge part of it.” St. Joseph Center presents “The Venice Concert for Hope: A Benefit for Homeless & Low Income Families,” from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. Friday at Good Hurt, 12249 Venice Blvd. Tickets are $10. To learn more about St. Joseph Center, visit stjosephctr. org.§ Michael@argonautnews.com

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three-level, 65-foot private yacht (the Mer Sea) that he used to charter to the likes of Britney Spears and Sex Pistols front man John “Johnny Rotten” Lydon. But for the past two years, Cook has also been working in support of men and women in the military via his website SupportingOurServicemen. com, where current and future veterans can find out about restaurant, entertainment and retail discounts. Home Depot has for years offered service members a 10% discount. Cook’s goal with SOS is to let those in uniform know about that and other offers. Businesses that make a $25 donation to SOS get a listing and

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Registrant Signature/Name Dana M. Raffle President It was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on Oct. 4, 2013. Argonaut published: Oct. 17, 24, 31, Nov. 7, 2013 NOTICE-In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). FICTITIOUS bUSINESS NAmE STATEmENT File No. 2013 212143 The following person is doing business as: West Area Opportunity Center 11750 West Pico Blvd Los Angeles, CA. 90064 County of Los Angeles. Registered owner: Casa De Hermandad 11750 W. Pico Blvd. Los Angeles, CA. 90064 This business is conducted by a corporation. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 1972. 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 ABELAR Executive Director This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on Oct. 10, 2013 Argonaut published: Nov 7, 14, 21, 28, 2013. NOTICE-In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). FICTITIOUS bUSINESS NAmE STATEmENT File No. 2013 215653 The following person is doing business as: 1)The Candy Bar Hookah Shoppe 8706 Wiley Post Avenue Los Angles, CA. 90045 The Candy Bar Inc. 8706 Wiley Post Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90045 This business is conducted by a corporation. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 09/16/2013. 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: THe Candy Bar Inc. President This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on Oct. 16, 2013 Argonaut published: Oct. 24, 31, Nov. 7, 14, 2013. NOTICE-In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code).


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to be false is guilty of a crime.) Registrant Signature/Name: Frank J. Canko President/Treasurer This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on Oct. 17, 2013 Argonaut published: Oct. 24, 31, Nov. 7, 14, 2013. NOTICE-In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). FIcTITIoUs bUsIness nAme sTATemenT File no. 2013 219175 The following person is doing business as: Can We Talk Health Education 2757 Dunleer Place Los Angeles, CA. 90064 County of Los Angeles. Registered owner: Tracy Wallace 2757 Dunleer Place Los Angeles, CA. 90064 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: Tracy Wallace Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on Oct. 16, 2013 Argonaut published: Oct. 24, 31, Nov. 7, 14, 2013. NOTICE-In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the

residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). FIcTITIoUs bUsIness nAme sTATemenT File no. 2013 219182 The following person is doing business as: Le Peg & Co 2519 32nd St. Santa Monica, CA. 90405. County of Los Angeles. Registered owners: Tracy Wallace 2757 Dunleer Place Los Angeles, CA. 90064 This business is conducted by a general partnership. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on September 1, 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: Peggy Oram General Partner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on Oct. 21, 2013 Argonaut published: Oct. 24, 31, Nov. 7, 14, 2013. NOTICE-In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on

which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). FIcTITIoUs bUsIness nAme sTATemenT File no. 2013 219194 The following person is doing business as: LILLY98 Ventures LLC 1672 W Avenue J suite 109 Lancaster, CA. 93534 County of Los Angeles. Registered owner: LILLY98 Ventures LLC 1672 W Avenue J suite 109 Lancaster, CA. 93534 This business is conducted by a limited liability company. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Registrant Signature/Name: Dr. Jeffery Stein Manager LILLY8

Ventures LLC This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on Oct 21, 2013. Argonaut published: Oct 24, 31, Nov 7, 14, 2013. NOTICE-In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). FIcTITIoUs bUsIness nAme sTATemenT File no. 2013 222449 The following person is doing business as: 1) Tolina’s Veterinary Acupuncture 2123 Federal Ave. Los Angeles, CA. 90025. Tolina Tina Son 2123 Federal Ave. Los Angeles, CA. 90025 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 informa-

tion 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: Tolina Tina Son Dr. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on Oct. 25, 2013 Argonaut published: Oct. 31, Nov. 7, 14, 21, 2013. NOTICE-In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). FIcTITIoUs bUsIness nAme sTATemenT File no. 2013 222462 The following person is doing business as: Current Casting 264 S. La Cienega Blvd #822 Beverly Hills, CA. 90211 County of Los Angeles. Registered owner:

Studio M Productions Inc. 264 S. La Cienega Blvd. #822 Beverly Hills, CA. 90211 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: STUDIO M. PRODUCTIONS This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on Oct 25, 2013. Argonaut published: Oct. 31, Nov 7, 14, 21, 2013. NOTICE-In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code).

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tion 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: GEORGE DAVIS Owner This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on Nov 5, 2013. Argonaut published: Nov. 7, 14, 21, 28, 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 228648 The following person is doing business as: Leather Restoration 3763 Hughes Ave. #2 Los Angeles, CA. 90034 County of Los Angeles. Registered owner: Christopher T. Hertz 3763 Hughes Ave. #2 Los Angeles, CA. 90034. 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: Christopher T. Hertz This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on Nov. 5, 2013 Argonaut published: Nov 7, 14, 21, 28, 2013. NOTICE-In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days

after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013 228663 The following person is doing business as: The American Independent Film Company 516 South Saint Andrews Place #501 Los Angeles, CA. 90020 County of Los Angeles. Registered owner: Martin Myers 516 South Saint Andrews Place #501 Los Angeles, CA. 90020. 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: Martin Myers This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on Nov. 5, 2013 Argonaut published: Nov. 7, 14, 21, 28, 2013. NOTICE-In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code).

PUBLIC NOTICES NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR CHANGE IN OWNERSHIP OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE LICENSE Date of Filing Application: October 8, 2013. To Whom It May Concern: The Names of the Applicants are: INDEPENDENT HOTELS LLC. The applicants listed above are applying to the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to sell alcoholic beverages at: 9901 S. La Cienega Blvd. Los Angeles, 90045-5915 Type of Licenses Applied for: 47 - On-Sale General Eating Place. 58-Caterer Permit Argonaut Published: Nov. 7, 2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION TO SELL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES Date of Filing Application: Oct 25, 2013 To whom it may concern: The name of the applicant is: AMDA ENTERPRISES LLC The applicants listed above are applying to the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to sell alcoholic beverages at: 4255 W. 3rd St. Los Angeles, CA. 90020-3448. Type of license applied for: 41- ON-SALE Beer And Wine - Eating Place Argonaut: Nov. 7, 2013 NOTICE OF Application for Police Permit Notice is hereby given that application has been made to the Board of Police Commissioners for a permit to conduct a Dance Hall Name of applicant Wilson Pitruzzelli Investments LLC doing business as Wurstkuche located at 623-625 Lincoln Blvd. 90219 Los Angeles CA. Any person to protest the Issuance of this permit shall make a written protest before November 18th 2013 to the Los Angeles Police Commission 100 West First Street Los Angeles, CA 90012. Upon receipts of written protests, protesting persons will be notified of date, time, and place for hearing. Argonaut Nov 7, 2013

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