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Tongva Park welcomes the public Photos by Vince Echavaria

Karen Ginsberg (center), director of Santa Monica’s Community and Cultural Services Department, describes the area of the new Tongva Park surrounding three ficus trees nicknamed the “Three Amigos” and a 100-year-old Moreton Bay fig tree.

Santa Monica’s newest park provides connector between Civic Center, pier By Vince Echavaria Complete with its expansive tree and plant canopy, meandering walkways, various water features, children’s play areas and lookout onto the

ocean, Santa Monica’s newest park welcomed visitors for the first time Tuesday, Sept. 10. The 6.2-acre Tongva Park opened across from City Hall at the site of the former RAND

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Corporation building and parking lot, as a significant green space for the Civic Center area. With the addition of the newly opened 1-acre Ken Genser Square in front of City

Hall, the parks are designed to provide a connection between the Civic Center, Santa Monica Pier and Palisades Park. “The Civic Center Specific Plan envisioned a series of open

spaces in the plan area… and this is one of a series of parks and open spaces to create sort of a central area and knit the Civic Center into downtown, (Continued on page 7)

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Page 11 aReggae superstar Jimmy Cliff (right), seen here with Rancid’s Tim Armstrong, producer of Cliff’s Grammy-winning 2013 album “Rebirth,” will play the Santa Monica Pier on Sept. 12.

By Gary Walker For years, a large part of the mission of Grand View Boulevard Elementary School in Mar Vista has been to accept and educate children that other schools might not see as model students, for a variety of reasons largely unjustified. The elementary school, whose student population is largely Latino, has found success in educating all of its young charges, regardless of ethnicity. It is home to the Los Angeles Unified School District’s oldest dual language EnglishSpanish program. And now the faculty and administration are embarking on another challenge

that is in line with their mission of serving all students who walk through their gates. Students from the former James J. McBride Special Education Center, which was next door to Grand View, have been taking classes with students at the dual language school in an immersion initiative that has been in place since last month. LAUSD officials say the two schools were planning this transformation since last year and by all accounts, the first month has gone well. Grand View is the fourth LAUSD school to have a full academic and social integration program that mixes special

needs students with children without special needs. All pupils are sharing the library, the cafeteria, the parents center, the school’s computer laboratory and many classes. LAUSD Executive Director of Special Education Sharyn Howell said the success of any new educational initiative, especially involving special needs students, requires organization and planning from the top of the organization, be it a school or a district. “One of the key elements that is necessary is a strong leader, and the leadership at Grand View is committed to making this a (Continued on page 10)


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Re: “Assembly bill would give Coastal Commission power to issue fines,” (Argonaut, Sept. 5). Unfortunately, any enforcement of the California Coastal Act comes too late to save Marina del Rey from the lamentable performance of the California Coastal Commission in Oceanside in 2011 when it agreed to let the county build apartment blocks on four acres of the Marina that the county had solemnly promised to keep as open space.  It also agreed to let the county build apartments and shops on protected parking lots in the Marina, which all previous agreements between the Coastal Commission and county had stipulated “shall” be reserved for parks or parking only.  The Marina was created primarily to serve the recreational needs of the 10 million citizens of Los Angeles County, not for the few thousand wellheeled renters the county wants to shove in there. Lynne Shapiro Marina del Rey

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Re: “Westchester residents denounce parking survey, ask LMU to close southern entrance,” (Argonaut, Aug. 29). As a Westchester resident since 1971 and living in proximity of the Loyola Marymount University campus, in fact a couple hundred yards from the main entrance gate, I can state with a high degree of assurance that our neighborhood lifestyle and quality of life has deteriorated significantly. This deterioration was suddenly increased when LMU leadership decided to impose significant parking fees inside the campus. As a result of these additional fees, LMU personnel and students started to use our narrow streets as additional parking space for their vehicles. Drive along 80th Street around 6 a.m. and there will be no parking space. After work, around 6 p.m., drive along again and you will find no street parking spaces. You will notice streets full of parked cars. In imposing additional parking fees on the campus, LMU leadership exhibited complete disdain for the Westchester community surrounding the campus. Recent meetings with LMU leadership did not bring any tangible results, and it is a general impression that LMU leadership is operating from the power position. As a Westchester resident, as a graduate from Loyola University in 1973 and as a father of LMU alumnus, I protest the present situation and demand the previous status quo, when we in Westchester lived in harmony with LMU - when LMU acted as a friendly, helpful entity and not as a business organization where the daily profit is alpha and omega. I am sure that my neighbors share my concerns and that they will join me in protest to make sure LMU leadership change their attitude towards us. We want to see our streets free again to be able to park our cars and enable our own visitors to park their cars in vicinity of our houses. Steve Ingistov Westchester


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the beach and Palisades Park,” said Karen Ginsberg, director of Santa Monica’s Community and Cultural Services Department. A community celebration to officially mark the opening of Tongva Park is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 19, while a separate celebration for Ken Genser Square, named after the late mayor and longtime councilman, is planned in November with his family. The fountain portion of the square is undergoing final touch-ups and is yet to open. Named after the indigenous Tongva people who resided in the local area for thousands of years, Tongva Park is designed to recollect an arroyo with its landscape, incorporating rising and falling topography. The $42.3 million park was roughly $7 million under budget and completed after 16 months of construction. Designer James Corner believes the green space creates a “new heart for Santa Monica” that provides a new destination and gathering place of great social, ecological and symbolic value. “We have sculpted a dramatic topography of hills and hollows and incorporated a very large number of native plant species to create a spectacular horticultural garden, replete with generous furnishing, water fountains, play elements and activity areas,” Corner said. “It has been an absolute pleasure to work with the people of Santa Monica to create a place together that feels so fresh and dynamic.” Ginsberg credited Corner and his firm with following through on the community’s vision for offering a linkage between the Civic Center and downtown. “I think James Corner really hit the mark by taking what the Specific Plan said about this park being a linkage, a connector very successfully; he really took those words to heart as he and the community came up with the vision for this park,” she said. “The design that was approved by the City Council is really what you see out there.” The park is divided into four hilltop areas: Garden Hill, which includes a series of seating alcoves and display gardens; Discovery Hill, a play area on spongy surface including a rock climbing wall, slides and a water feature; Gathering Hill, providing open space for congregation and relaxation with a multi-purpose lawn;

and Observation Hill, reaching a height of 18 feet to offer panoramic views of the ocean and pier. Noting that the park planning involved an extensive community input process, Ginsberg said providing views was an important aspect for the public. The observation area is noticeable with its distinctive shell-like overlooks. Touring the various sections of the site along with the media, Robin Gee of Santa Monica CityTV, said the space seems to break the stereotype of a typical park. “It all just feels very different than a typical city park

so that’s what makes it kind of interesting,” Gee said. More than 300 trees are spread throughout the park, including dozens that were relocated there from other parts of the city. The Garden Hill area is distinguished by three large ficus trees dubbed the “Three Amigos,” which were relocated to the property, and an original inhabitant, a 100-year-old Moreton Bay fig tree nicknamed “Morty.” Also incorporated into the park is an art element, the Weather Field No. 1 sculpture by Inigo Manglano-Ovalle, identified by its grid of tall

stainless poles with weather vanes and anemometers. The poles, which alternate in height, are finely tuned instruments designed to accurately respond to prevailing wind conditions. Ginsberg, who described Tongva as the signature park for the Civic Center, said she was pleased to finally have the park open and to see children having fun in the playground on its first day. “Having it open and used by people is really near and dear to me because that’s why we create these spaces; we want them for community use,” she said. City Cultural Affairs

Manager Jessica Cusick said the final result seemed to exceed expectations from what was envisioned during the planning of the new open space. “I’ve been involved in many design projects over the years where you’re excited when you see the drawings and the potential, but I have been involved in very few projects that exceed that potential, which I think this park really does. It’s instantly an entire new landscape for Santa Monica,” Cusick said. The park has seven entrances. Park hours are 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily. § Vince@ArgonautNews.com

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By Gary Walker An environmental organization has filed a civil action against the California Department of Fish and Wildlife for what it alleges is the state agency’s failure to provide critical information regarding a controversial Ballona Wetlands project involving the Annenberg Foundation. “We are a small organization with a small budget, so we really didn’t want to sue,” said Ballona Land Trust President Walter Lamb. “We gave the department every opportunity to avoid litigation, but they decided that they would rather go to court than help the public get access to these important documents. “It is a very disappointing decision and they should be required to explain it.” The Annenberg Foundation provides funding for several nonprofit corporations, particularly for educational television, social justice and animal welfare. The foundation is proposing to build an interpretive center

THE BALLONA WETLAND LAND TRUST, an environmental organization that is opposed to a proposed interpretive center in the Ballona Wetlands by the Annenberg Foundation, is suing the state Department of Fish and Wildlife. Above, a Del Rey Neighborhood Council meeting in April where the board voted against a motion to oppose the project.

pet adoption center” would be included in the environmental analysis. “Having seen your various communications to the department, I understand that your primary concern is the environmental well-being of the Ballona Wetlands Ecological Reserve, a concern that the department shares. However, we both recognize that the Ballona Wetlands Land Trust and the department have different perspectives on the most appropriate mechanism for addressing such concerns,” Takei acknowledged. Lamb points to an email from an employee of Fish and Wildlife, Rick Mayfield, that he believes underscores the state agency’s as well as the foundation’s attempt to hide the fact that their facility will focus more on animals than on wetland history. Referring to an earlier presentation of the project where the animal adoption component was not mentioned, Mayfield wrote, “I’m hearing that there may be some people who think the omission was deliberate. Any actual attempt to be less than upfront about this aspect of the project could be problematic in the long run,” Mayfield warned. The center has been the topic of a months-long debate between supporters who say the facility will be a welcome addition to the wetlands and opponents, who believe it is a furtive attempt to construct an animal companion facility in the wetlands. An earlier attempt by Annenberg to build a companion animal center in the South Bay stalled amid a large public outcry and opponents of the proposed

Ballona facility accuse the foundation of camouflaging its true intention of having a similar project there by downplaying the veterinary component. Annenberg made a presentation to the Del Rey Neighborhood Council’s Land Use and Planning Committee in March, which drew an unusually large crowd. After seeing the presentation, a group of local wetlands organizations dedicated to protecting the ecological reserve subsequently asked the Del Rey Neighborhood Council to vote against the project. The council rejected the request by a 6-3 vote April 11. In an email thread in March, Annenberg Foundation Executive Director Leonard Aube states the reasons why the foundation chose not to show its presentation after the March 7 meeting. “Similar to a painter, an author, a sculpture or anyone involved in a creative enterprise, there’s an appropriate time to share the work with a broader audience - our work at Ballona hasn’t reached that threshold,” Aube wrote in response to Lamb’s request to provide his organization with a copy of the presentation. “Therefore, we do not intend to circulate material that constitutes ‘work in progress.’”  Prior to the lawsuit being filed, there have been flare-ups regarding conflicts of interest and which, if any, local boards should take action on the facility. Playa del Rey environmentalist Marcia Hanscom accused two members of the Neighborhood Council

of Westchester-Playa in July of having ethical conflicts because they are connected with the Annenberg project and could eventually vote on it. Thomas Flintoft, a lobbyist with Kindal Gagen, a Los Angeles public affairs and lobbying firm, and Geoff Maleman, who runs a Westchester public relations firm, have been hired to represent the Annenberg Foundation and are the two members whom Hanscom cited in her remarks to the local council.  “This is not a personal issue,” she said. “It’s not about whether I like them or not; it’s about undue influence.” Some members of the neighborhood council think their board should not take any action on the project. “It does not fall within our boundaries as a council,” noted Mark Redick, vice president of the Neighborhood Council of Westchester-Playa and a founder and former president of the Del Rey board. “That proposed project is within the council boundaries of Del Rey, not ours.” The council’s land use and planning chair, Patricia Lyon, stated in July that her committee would probably not review the project. Lamb said he was aware of the difficulty in suing a government agency. “We certainly recognize that we face an uphill battle, but it’s one that we think is winnable and certainly worth fighting,” he said. Takei could not be reached for comment at Argonaut press time.§ Gary@ArgonautNews.com

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Opponents of runway move watchful of county airport commission vote alleged violations of state law, according to court papers submitted by the law firm of Buchalter Nemer. While the mandate of the county commission is not as far-reaching as other bodies, a recommendation in favor of upholding the impasse appeal could spark new interest by opponents of the runway move and give them hope that other commissions might follow suit. According to a Department of Regional Planning administrator, the commission’s task is to ensure that the airport’s actions are in compliance with the state’s Aeronautics Act. A Westchester-based organization, the Alliance for a Regional Solution to Airport Congestion, sent a letter Sept. 5 to the county land use commissioners, asking them to honor the staff report’s recommendation. “(ARSAC), the Alliance for a Regional Solution to Airport Congestion, strongly urges you to uphold the impasse appeal submitted by the city of Culver City, city of Ontario and county of San Bernardino on the LAX Specific Plan as recommended in the (airport land use commission) staff report,” the letter states. “As we have pointed out in our previous letters to you and in testimony before (the commission) in March 2013, Los Angeles World Airports is trying Photo by Gary Walker

TEACHER MARIA VENTURA helps a special needs child during a class at Grand View Boulevard Elementary School in Mar Vista.

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success,” she said. Leading Grand View is principal Alfredo Ortiz, who took over a school that once had very low enrollment numbers and has transformed it into an academic success story. “The district has been very instrumental in helping us with getting our school ready for the immersion,” he said. The school has installed Americans with Disabilities Actcompliant infrastructure where it

is needed, including restrooms, ramps and lunch tables that are wheelchair accessible. Grand View has added six teachers for the full immersion and approximately 20 paraprofessionals to help the special needs students, some of whom are wheelchair bound, and others whose learning disabilities are more severe. “Having the personnel in place is really vital for this integration,” Ortiz said. LAUSD Board Member Steven Zimmer, who represents

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By Gary Walker Disheartened after the Los Angeles City Council voted in favor of Los Angeles International Airport’s modernization plans in June, residents of Playa del Rey and Westchester are watching a vote by a county airport commission that perhaps could reopen a conversation regarding a controversial decision to move the northernmost runway. The county Airport Land Use Commission was scheduled to vote on a staff report recommendation Sept. 11 to uphold what is called an “impasse appeal” based on a number of factors. The cities of Culver City and Ontario and county of San Bernardino have filed the legal action, Some of the violations that the three abovementioned government entities allege are the failure by Los Angeles World Airports to submit to the county commission and the commission’s failure to consider the entire LAX Specific Plan Amendment Study project when determining its compatibility with the county airport land use commission’s similar plan. Other violations alleged by the entities include the project’s inconsistencies with the county commission’s policies governing items such as structural incursions into the north airfield and LAWA’s failure to mitigate the

DENNY SCHNEIDER (seated in purple shirt), shown here at a meeting on Los Angeles International Airport with Rep. Maxine Waters (D- Westchester), says a vote by the county Airport Land Use Commission is a crucial one.

to piecemeal the approval of a massive expansion plan for LAX through (the commission). “LAWA’s staff preferred Alternative 1 would move the north runway, 24 Right, 260 feet closer to homes, businesses, schools and churches in South Los

Mar Vista in District 4, echoed Howell’s views about the skills of Ortiz and his team and what it takes to make the social and academic immersion plan work. “This is absolutely what we should be doing. But it’s not always an easy thing to do,” said Zimmer, who has shouldered a great deal of challenges during his time on the school board. “But when you have really good leadership and really strong commitments, good things happen for kids. “Principal Ortiz has been a courageous, hands-on, sleevesrolled-up kind of leader, and that has made the Grand ViewMcBride merger the best that we’ve had so far in the city,” he added. Zimmer said the full immersion initiative eliminates segregation between students and fosters tolerance and acceptance between students as well as educators. “Grand View is a special place, and I really want to share this story because there is a lot of fear around full inclusion, and some of that fear is appropriate,” Zimmer acknowledged. “Ultimately, we want every student to have access to a good public education in the least restricted environment, and I can’t believe that a completely segregated environment is what

Angeles, Inglewood, Westchester and Playa del Rey, newly exposing more than 13,000 residents to increased aircraft noise, vibration, pollution and create safety issues.” Denny Schneider, president of the

we should be doing. “I really believe that we’re doing the right thing at Grand View and I’m very proud of the work that’s been done by the Grand View staff and the McBride staff.” On any given day, a visitor to the campus can observe children with disabilities playing with general education students on the playground during recess and eating together during nutrition times. The school partners general education students with special needs children, and Ortiz said he has seen changes in many of the students since the integration began. “The kids have really embraced it,” he said. “Students with disabilities are learning to socialize and our general education students are learning to be peer models for them. “They have really taken on leadership roles in assisting our special ed students in being a part of the general curriculum. It’s been incredible.” Jannette Turner, a special education teacher, has seen the results as well. “It’s wonderful to see the reactions, the development and the friendships that they are developing with peers of their age,” she said. Ortiz said educators have also benefited from the immersion program. “It really broadens

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our approach of working with children in that we’re better able to work with children from all walks of life,” he said. Against the backdrop of the integration program, Grand View has emerged as another Westside school to have made a large jump in the state Academic Performance Index, which measures academic performance and growth of schools on a variety of academic measures. They have reached 804 on the API for the first time in several years, surpassing the state’s goal for academic proficiency. “I don’t worship test scores when they’re bad and I don’t worship them when they’re good,” Zimmer said. “But this is proof positive of what we’ve believed for a long time: the success of Grand View would become evident in the scores.” Ortiz said the foundation at Grand View for a successful social and academic integration has been in place for years, due to the school’s history for accepting students from diverse backgrounds and cultures. “It’s an appreciation for multiculturalism and diversity in general, and this integration only adds to that,” he concluded. “It really teaches our children that we’re not all of the same makeup and it teaches them tolerance.” § Gary@ArgonautNews.com


•This Week• You can see him ‘if you really want’ Reggae’s Jimmy Cliff closes out Twilight Summer Concert Series at Santa Monica Pier By Michael Aushenker When one thinks of reggae, the short list of icons includes Bob Marley, Toots and the Maytals, U-Roy, Yellowman, and Jimmy Cliff, who became a superstar of the Jamaicanbased musical genre following his starring role and soundtrack contributions on the film “The Harder They Come.” Cliff, who earlier this year won the Best Reggae Album Grammy Award for “Rebirth,” will play the Santa Monica Pier on Thursday, Sept. 12, closing out this summer’s Twilight Summer Concert Series. The last song ever recorded by singer-songwriter Joe Strummer before his unexpected death in December 2002 at age 50 was “Over the Border,” a tune recorded with Cliff, which eventually found its way on Cliff’s 2004 album, “Black Magic.” It was during those sessions that the legendary frontman of seminal punk group The Clash recommended to Cliff that he work with punk rock band Rancid’s Tim Armstrong,

a figure in the early 1990s American pop-punk revival that spawned San Francisco’s Green Day and Orange County’s The Offspring. It took nearly a decade, but Cliff eventually followed through, working with producer Armstrong on the “Sacred Fire” EP, and recently, the Grammywinning “Rebirth,” Cliff’s first studio album in seven years. With Armstrong, Cliff also recorded a cover of “Ruby Soho,” the skainfected number that appeared on “...And Out Came the Wolves,” Rancid’s hit 1995 LP. Cliff is no stranger to seeking out noted producers. Born in St. James, Jamaica, Cliff convinced Jamaican music producer Leslie Kong to work with him. The resulting hit song, “Hurricane Hattie,” made Cliff famous, at a mere 14 years old in 1962, and led to a succession of successful collaborations. A decade later, Perry Henzell’s crime caper “The Harder They Come,” the then-freshly liberated nation of Jamaica’s

first-ever feature film, made a superstar out of Cliff, boosted by its hits-laden soundtrack, which featured a half-dozen Cliff songs. Cliff, whose acting work has also included the 1986 Robin Williams comedy “Club Paradise,” was awarded one of Jamaica’s highest honors, the Order of Merit, on Oct. 20, 2003. This week at the pier, visitors can expect Cliff to perform many his hits from “The Harder They Come” soundtrack – “You Can Get It If You Really Want,” “Many Rivers to Cross,” “Sitting in Limbo” - as well as “I Can See Clearly Now,” which Cliff enjoyed much success with after he covered the 1972 Johnny Nash hit for the soundtrack of the 1993 film “Cool Runnings.” Cliff may also perform “Wild World,” the famous Cat Stevens ditty Cliff has also re-recorded. In Santa Monica, Cliff could likely play another song he had recorded with Armstrong: his cover of “Guns of Brixton,” a reggae song from the Clash’s masterpiece album, “London

Jimmy Cliff.

Calling. “I got one more shot at the goal/Straight from my soul/I’m in control,” go the lyrics of “One More,” the lead single on “Rebirth,” echoing perhaps themes of personal and professional renewal. With his recent Grammy win, Cliff’s decades-long career appears to

be back on track, and what better way to catch him than for free at the pier on a mellow Santa Monica evening. It doesn’t come any easier than that. The show will open with The Delirians and Ethan Tucker and will take place from 7 to 10 p.m.§ Michael@ArgonautNews.com

‘Girl’ power

Santa Monica-based producer puts new spin on the superstar female DJs of the electronic dance music world By Michael Aushenker On Sept. 5, The Argonaut reported on Santa Monica resident David Garonzik’s harrowing efforts to get “No Place Like Home,” Jamaica-based filmmaker Perry Henzell’s sequel to his Jimmy Cliff-starring crime caper, “The Harder They Come,” finished and released. Next week, independent film producer Garonzik has another project reaching fruition when “Girl,” his documentary on prominent female DJs in the electronic dance music genre, will have its world premiere at American Cinematheque’s Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood on Thursday, Sept. 19 beginning at 6:30 p.m. A Santa Monica resident since 1999, Garonzik lives in the coastal city with wife Cecilia and daughter Nasina, 9. It was through Cecilia that Garonzik met filmmaker Kandeyce Jorden, who had spent the better part of a decade gathering footage at clubs, raves and festivals on

these superstars of the underground music scene: DJ Rap, DJ Irene, DJ Colette, DJ Lady D, and, most prominently, Sandra Collins. As with reggae before getting involved with “No Place,” Garonzik didn’t have a clue about electronic dance music. “She had a rough cut. Visually, I loved the trailer,” he said. And yet, Jorden was at a crossroads. She couldn’t figure out who to wrap up her film. “She had a rough, rough cut and she didn’t know where to take it from there,” he said. That’s when Garonzik got involved and helped her to shape her doc. In “Girl,” filmmaker Jorden interjected herself and her own personal life into this quest to seek out these DJs, and her disintegrating marriage to David Veloz, the filmmaker behind the Ben Stiller drama “Permanent Midnight” and screenwriter (Continued on page 18) Filmmaker Kandeyce Jordan and EDM Start Sandra Collins in a scene from “Girl.” September 12, 2013 THE ARGONAUT PAGE 11


Dynamic ‘Dúo’

Westside-based Dúo del Sol features guitarist Tom Farrell and violinist Javier Orman By Michael Aushenker Last month, the musical combo Dúo del Sol partied at O’Brien’s Pub on Main Street in Santa Monica - with good reason. Fresh off their performance at the Santa Monica Pier, they were celebrating their successful crowdfunding campaign to finance their first full-length album, “Hello Kaleidoscope,” which drops Tuesday, Sept. 17. “We set out to get $12,000,” guitarist Tom Farrell said. “We pulled in about $18,000.” Farrell and violinist Javier Orman - the “duo” in Dúo del Sol - spent many hours in the studio fine-tuning their sound, a mix of world, jazz and art-rock music, at Beacon Street Studios in Venice. “There are songs that we sing but it’s kind of mostly instrumental,” said Orman, who promises their forthcoming album, “Hello Kaleidoscope,” will be “intense and violent at times. Our first EP had that hard-hitting rhythmic groove that we do.” Both musicians live locally Farrell in Venice, Orman in Santa Monica - but originally hail from outside of California. Born in Israel and raised in the artsy port city of Montevideo, Uruguay, Orman lists, among his influences Radiohead’s “Exit Music” and Gustav Mahler’s symphonies. Meanwhile, Chicagoan Farrell grew up weaned on Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Metallica and The Cult. “These were my first obsessions and led me to want to

play guitar,” said Farrell, who, in lieu of a real guitar, constructed one out of a tennis racket and rubber bands as a youth. Farrell later became obsessed with composers Igor Stravinsky, Bela Bartok and Gyorgy Ligeti. The pair met in late 2010 while working at a Santa Monica-based nonprofit school, Sol-LA Music Academy. “We started getting together casually and we worked from there,” Orman said. “We’ve definitely been influenced by dance music, from Manu Chau to electronic music. We both have been Radiohead fans.” “Thom Yorke is just one of my idols,” Orman continued of the English art-rock group. “I love his solo CD (2006’s “The Eraser”). How he’s so free. We live in a post-genre era. He and the rest of the Radiohead guys have kind of led that a bit.” By early 2011, Farrell and Orman had formed their own act and came up with their name, riffing off of their place of work and something “reminiscent of (innovative rap act) De La Soul,” Farrell explained. “We crossed paths (at a time) when we both had masters in music and we have both traveled a bit,” Orman said. Collectively, they forged a single voice in Dúo del Sol. “We’re community-made,” said Farrell. “People from all backgrounds tell us how much our music has moved and changed them, and they feel they are a part of our group.”

In the summer of 2011 their writing process flourished. “All those influences started to come out,” Orman said. “I continuously discover new sounds and new ways of approaching this instrument,” Farrell said. “The guitar in Dúo del Sol is the drum set, the bass, the cello and the mandolin.” They have already played such venues as The Edison in downtown Los Angeles, the KingKing and the Witzend in Venice. They’ve since performed concerts in Chicago, Denver and San Francisco. Farrell loves Venice’s bohemian vibe and artistic bent. “Venice was one of the reasons I wanted to move to Los Angeles to begin with,” said Farrell, who has lived in Venice for six years. The Talking Stick on Lincoln Boulevard is a spot where Farrell’s musical instruction business, Tom Farrell Music, has often held its teen rock band showcases. “It’s great for the kids,” Farrell said. “They get nervous but they get to perform (in a real venue).” Orman loves the coastal communities in which he lives and circulates through. “It reminds me a lot of home (in South America),” he said of Santa Monica and Venice. “It’s a very artsy city and an antiestablishment place where art has flourished. Everybody seems to be here. I just love talking to people in other art forms. There are so many great photographers and great artists we have met here.” Up next for Dúo del Sol: some extensive touring. The pair will play in El Salvador in November, a visit to Brazil is in the works, and Europe is also in their sights. Orman firmly believes that their music will follow a trajectory

Venice’s Tom Farrell and Santa Monica resident Javier Orman of Dúo del Sol.

not unlike heroes Radiohead and Bjork: savvy usage of trending new technological platforms. Bjork, for example, created a mobile app “that is amazing,” according to Orman. “It takes you on a visual adventure through each song. “We have barely touched the surface on iPads,” he continued, “and these devices and how much we can express through them.” Another direction Orman and Farrell see themselves exploring is providing scores for films.

“Things are changing,” Orman said. “I’m not pessimistic. I feel that there’s a lot in store and it’s kind of exciting. There’s so much potential of things to be done.” “People still wonder sometimes what to make of us,” Farrell said of his eclectic, multicultural act. Truth be told, he and Orman probably wouldn’t want to have it any other way. Information, duodesol.com.§ Michael@ArgonautNews.com

House of Games is in their ‘court’

Sold-out ‘Jazz at Palms Court’ event to support Venice Community Housing

Contemporary jazz band House of Games will perform at “Jazz at Palms Court.” PAGE 12 THE ARGONAUT September 12, 2013

By Michael Aushenker Once again, as it has for more than two decades, “Jazz at Palms Court,” benefiting the Venice Community Housing Corporation (VCHC), will swing on Sunday, Sept. 15. The champagne brunch, scheduled from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Palms Court apartments in Venice, will mark the 21st such fundraiser. And organizers say the event has been so successful that this year may prove to be the last year that “Jazz at Palms Court” is held at the Palms Court. Already sold out, the event will offer a gourmet brunch at the location’s garden courtyard along with a silent auction. This year’s entertainment will come courtesy of contemporary jazz band House of Games, a seasoned L.A. outfit that has performed at jazz clubs and art festivals since 1990. Between them, members Scott Hiltzik (piano/

keyboards), Brad Rabuchin (guitar), Dave Tull (drums), and Chris Colangelo (bass) have performed with musicians from Quincy Jones and Ray Charles to Chuck Mangione, Thad Jones, and Yusef Lateef. Each year, this event has singlehandedly contributed some $5060,000 to the housing corporation, which works to provide permanent, affordable housing to low-income people in and around Venice. Services include an after-school program, a science club aimed at youth ages 8-14, and YouthBuild, which offers an array of job skills classes, career guidance, work experience, and individualized high school instruction. Among YouthBuild’s targets are gang members seeking to turn their lives around. “Virtually none of them have a high school diploma,” Steve Clare, one of the founders of the housing

corporation 25 years ago, said of the latter. Clare, who created the “Jazz at Palms Court” event 21 years ago, told The Argonaut that selling out the event once again, as it has in the last two years, is a good problem to have. He expressed his appreciation for the some 40 organizers and volunteers behind the scenes as well as the people who have already made the benefit a success. He added that most likely, this will be the last “Jazz at Palms Court” held at the Palms Court location; it appears that the event has outgrown its site and a new location for this event is being discussed for next year. “It’s an opportunity for supporters of recovery to get together, not only for a wonderful program but for the camaraderie of the day,” he said. Information, vchcorp.org/jazz.§ Michael@ArgonautNews.com


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Roger Rodd, Jim Summers, Aldo Juliano, Nic Novicki and Kristi McHugh. With special musical guest Nikki Leathers. 8 p.m. Admission is $10. No drink minimum. TWILIGHT CONCERT SERIES – final show of season The Source Spiritual Center, 305 Rose Ave., Venice. features The Delirians and Ethan Tucker, followed by Information, (310) 396-4050. headliner Jimmy Cliff, free, 7-10 p.m., Santa Monica Pier, santamonicapier.org/twilightconcerts.

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Santa Monica Main Library to host a free screening of “Oz the Great and Powerful” By Michael Aushenker Santa Monica Public Library’s main branch (601 Santa Monica Blvd.) will host a screening of James Franco’s biggest hit of 2013, “Oz the Great and Powerful,” in its MLK Jr. Auditorium at 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14. “Oz the Great and Powerful” stars Franco as the charlatan magician Oscar Diggs, whose ethics are put to the test when he is thrust into a witch-laden odyssey in a strange land far, far away from his native Midwest in this prequel of sorts to the events depicted in “The Wizard of Oz.” While this film pays homage to Victor Fleming’s 1939 classic, the makers of “Oz” set out to borrow from the original L. Frank Baum novels. The movie co-stars Mila Kunis as Theodora, Rachel Weisz as Evanora and Michelle Williams as Glinda the Good Witch. Zach Braff as Finley the Flying Monkey and Joey King as China Girl also round out the cast. The film was produced by Joe Roth and the screenplay also has the pedigree of David Lindsay-Abaire, best known as the Pulitzer-winning playwright of works such as “Rabbit Hole” and “Kimberly Akimbo.” “Oz” reunites Franco with director Sam Raimi, whose 2002 “Spider-Man” starred Franco as Peter Parker’s best friend. While hardcore fans of Raimi’s darkhumored horror movies (“Army of Darkness,” “Drag Me to Hell”) were likely disappointed by “Oz’s” PG rating, this offering still bears glimmers of Raimi’s trademark snark. What “Oz the Great and Powerful” is not is “The Wizard of Oz”; the movie is not a musical and does not attempt to replicate the gauzy, twinkly aura of the Judy Garland original. introductory

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Singer-songwriter Tracy Newman at a Marina del Rey eatery earlier this week.

You Be ‘Ellen’ Tracy Newman traded in an Emmy-winning television writing career for her first love: folk music. By Michael Aushenker From folk musician to Emmy Award-winning comedy writer to folk musician again - not the career trajectory most Hollywood types would imagine pursuing. Then again, Tracy Newman is not your typical talent. The singer-songwriter, along with her band, The Reinforcements, will perform from 8-10 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12 at the Talking Stick, 1411-C Lincoln Blvd. in Venice, Good songs, Newman confided to The Argonaut over lunch at a Marina del Rey gourmet burger bistro, are “much harder to write than television.” As opposed to creating telescripts by committee in a writers room with a show’s star and network executives often weighing in on what’s good and what’s not, Newman’s songs are singular and personal, and she describes herself as her own harshest critic. “Carpool” came from her adventures taking daughter Charlotte Dean (today an accomplished painter with whom Newman is collaborating with on a book project) to school. Another ditty, “Waffle Boy,” won Newman first place in the folk category of the Indie International Songwriting Contest. Drawing from her two albums, “A Place in the Sun” (2007) and “I Just See You” (2012), Newman on Sept. 12 will likely play “Table

Nine,” her homage to one of her musical heroes, country legend Merle Haggard. Then there’s “Fire Up the Weed” (self-explanatory). And there’s also “Laraine,” an ode to her younger sister of nine years, comic actor Laraine Newman, one of the original “Saturday Night Live” NotReady-For-Prime-Time Players, dating back to when producer Lorne Michaels’ ongoing comedy sketch show franchise first aired in October 1975. Originally a folk singer back in the early 1960s while attending the University of Arizona, Newman got involved with Tucson’s local folk scene and she busked playing Bob Dylan covers. The folk movement led her to New York’s Greenwich Village, where she performed and emceed at the Bitter End and fell into a milieu of comedians working Bud Friedman’s Improv. For a short while, she dated then-up-and-coming comedian Rodney Dangerfield, but his welldocumented struggle with drugs and alcohol derailed their brief relationship. By the early 1970s, Newman returned to Los Angeles to become a founding member of The Groundlings, the exclusive comedy troupe from which Hollywood, including shows such as “Saturday Night Live,” has poached many a comic actor. From there, with writing partner

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Jonathan Stark (a fellow former Groundling), Newman wrote teleplays for a succession of hit TV shows­— “Cheers,” “Bob,” “The Nanny,” “The Drew Carey Show” and, most notably, “Ellen,” for which Newman and Stark won an Emmy for the famous “coming out” story (1997’s two-part “The Puppy Episode”). That led the pair to write for the short-lived Richard Lewis vehicle “Hiller & Diller” before they created the hit comedy, “According to Jim,” starring Jim Belushi. “It was clear to me that the future of comedy was there,” Newman said of The Groundlings Theatre, the L.A.based improv group in which she and her sister Laraine were founding members. Newman described the Groundlings in the 1970s and 1980s as a “comedy writing farm,” where actors Tim Matheson, Craig T. Nelson, Pat Morita and Jack Soo were among its earliest performers. “SNL” producer Michaels was quick to hire Laraine Newman, not through the Groundlings directly but because Laraine had played in a Lily Tomlin show at the now-gone Oxford Theatre near Koreatown, one of the Groundlings’ homes before it settled into its current Melrose Avenue digs. But her sister aside, Newman said Michaels was slow to enlist Groundlings talent, but eventually comedians who could also write, such as Jon Lovitz and Phil Hartman, followed Laraine to “SNL.” Newman, who had taught at and performed with the Groundlings for 15 years ( late night talk show host Conan O’Brien and actress Lisa Kudrow were among her students), entered the world of sitcoms after another pair of Groundlings, Bill and Cherie Steinkellner, had become writers and producers on “Cheers.” When the couple asked Stark to contribute a script to the hit series, he turned to Newman, and the pair soon found themselves working as a capable writing team. Nevertheless, the Steinkellners rejected their ideas for about a year, Newman explained, before she and Stark sent them a “Murphy Brown” script which convinced them they were ready to board “Cheers” as “the lowest of the low” of the staff writers on its 10th season. Thanks to “Cheers,” Newman and Stark were able to work as staff writers on the short-lived “Bob” in 1992-93. Despite comedian Bob Newhart’s tremendous success on the network with “Newhart” in the 1980s, there were executives at CBS, Newman claims, who did not treat Newhart with the respect he deserved. That said, Newhart always took the high road and handled situations with aplomb, Newman said.

“I never wrote for anyone who was easier to work with than Bob,” she said, gushing, adding that if he didn’t like a joke, he would gingerly ask, “‘Can I say this instead of that?’ And he was always right?” Newman characterized Stark as “a terrific performer and one of those guys who never thought he would make a living.” Newman also had high praise for DeGeneres and for Alex Herschlag, a writer DeGeneres employed on her stand-up material who later wrote on “Will & Grace,” whom DeGeneres had brought into the writing room fold. “She would demand new jokes all the time,” Newman remembered of DeGeneres. “She would nail it in two takes. She would remember the jokes she liked. She had a really good

Jim,” sold to ABC. “We were more unhappy than we’ve ever been,” Newman said. The show first aired in 2001. Stark stayed with the show for eight years; Newman for three. By 2004, she had had enough. “I left to go back to being a singer,” she said. It took time (“I had to get my chops back”) but, three years later, she had recorded an album’s worth of tunes. On Sept. 12, Newman will perform a variety of her own compositions, many of them humorous, with The Reinforcements: Gene Lippmann (guitar/background vocals), Paula Fong (background vocals), John Cartwright (bass), and Doug Knoll (drums). Newman, who resides in Hancock Park, enjoys the Venice vibe and has made something of a residency at The Talking Stick,

Tracy Newman and the Reinforcements will perform at the Talking Stick in Venice Sept. 12.

memory.” While Newman overall enjoyed her experience on “Ellen,” she said Stark was not completely comfortable working with some of the quirks and politics behind creating the show, especially in the ramp up to the famous episode in which DeGeneres’ character reveals herself to be a lesbian to her circle of friends. Stark could feel the weight of what was coming, she recalled. “He didn’t like being so visible,” Newman said. “He thought this episode was going to ruin our careers; or make our careers.” What it did was win the pair an Emmy Award. (Newman and Stark wrote the first half of the story arc.) Newman says she and her writing partner very much enjoyed their experience on Fox’s “Hiller & Diller,” which starred Richard Lewis and Kevin Nealon, in 1997. “I loved every minute of it,” she said. Unfortunately, it only lasted 13 episodes, only 11 of which aired. It took about eight pilots before one of Newman and Stark’s concepts, “According to

where she and her band alternate on the second Thursday night of each month with her brother’s band, Dutch Newman and the Musical Melodians. Writing and performing music has liberated Newman, who draws from a variety of influences. “How can you deny Bob Dylan?” she said. Jackson Browne, James Taylor and The Beatles have also inspired her music career. The writer and songwriter appears heartened by the reception to her own compositions every other month at Talking Stick. “I’ve watched every single night grow and grow,” she said. Newman says she is having a good ol’ time making music. Working on shows such as “Ellen” and “According to Jim,” Newman got to see a lot of Burbank, where studios such as ABC and Disney are based. So she knows with certainty one aspect of her sitcom staff writer job she will definitely never miss. “Getting stuck in Hollywood Bowl traffic!” Information, tracynewman. com.


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make a film like ‘The Lone Ranger’ that stars the biggest star in the world and that’s a disaster.” Next up, Garonzik is working on his first fiction film – a Southern California-based sex comedy - and a documentary on country act Junior Walker and the All-Stars. In the meantime, he’s enjoying life on the Westside. “Being from the East Coast, Santa Monica is without question the best town there is,” he said. “I love the people, I love its layout. You feel like you’re in Los Angeles, the urban city, but you’re not, you’re in that old school Southern California beach community.” The “Girl” filmmaker says she’s glad her paths crossed with the affable Santa Monican. “He definitely helped resurrect my film,” Jorden said. “No one really got the story, and as a filmmaker, you get really worn down. That’s where his strength is; bringing fresh life (to a project). He has a tenacious optimism.”§ Michael@ArgonautNews.com

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Great traditional Mexican food and margaritas, this restaurant joins the original restaurant, established in Westchester in 1973, and owned by the Hernandez family. The popular menu includes their famous homemade tortillas, tacos, combo dishes, seafood, nachos, guacamole. The full bar with ample seating. On Sundays at 9 p.m., a live Mariachi band performs at the Lincoln Blvd. location only, 8415 Pershing Drive, Playa del Rey, (310) 751-6135, and 8347 Lincoln

Eclectic bar and grill is a renowned Venice locale, home to specialty cocktails, an extensive wine list, a relaxed, friendly atmosphere, and a diverse clientele. Distinctive American cuisine for lunch and dinner. Half-price for featured wines on Tuesday and Wednesday nights. Live jazz every Sunday night from 8 to 11 p.m., Monday night from 9 p.m. to 12 a.m., no cover charge. Hal’s upstairs hideaway is perfect for private parties/events,1349 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice, (310) 3963105, www.HalsbarandGrill.com

HINANO’S CAFE A permanent fixture at Venice Beach, Hinano’s is a beer and wine bar legendary for its cool and unpretentious atmosphere, terrific burgers and ice-cold beer. Sawdust on the floor gives it that folksy flavor, and the popcorn machine and jukebox are favorites among locals and visitors alike. Three pool tables are continuously busy, and strangers get to know each other over a friendly game, 15 Washington Blvd., Venice, (310) 822-3902, www.facebook.com/hinanocafevenice

HUMBLE POTATO The “Original Hambaga” combines American comfort with a Japanese kick. A neighborhood eatery, the menu includes burgers, hot dogs, sandwiches, salads, fries, sweet tooth, and beverages, Hours: MonFri: 11:30 a.m.-10:00 p.m., Sat-Sun: noon - 10:00 p.m. 8321 Lincoln Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90045. Phone: 323-989-2242 or visit: www.humblepotato.com

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He agreed – French press coffee is slightly more oily than that made by the drip method. Some people like a little oiliness in their coffee, especially if they’re espresso fans. I tried an espresso made with the café’s Testarossa blend and immediately understood what Chau meant – it had the thick, velvety texture and flavor of chocolate, with caramel and notes of Bourbon whiskey. It was delicious for completely different reasons than the Costa Rican. There are other techniques for making excellent coffee at home, such as grinding it fresh each day and to the correct texture for the brewing method – powder texture for espresso machines and Arabic coffee, less fine for drip, and somewhat coarse for French press. The most important thing is to use freshly roasted coffee. I asked about packaging methods that are supposed to keep coffee fresh, like sealing it in nitrogen-flushed cans, and Wain scoffed. “Let’s see them demonstrate how that method works by slicing an apple or an avocado and putting it in that kind of packaging,” he demanded. “Let’s see what that looks like after a few days. If you want a great cup, buy from someone who can tell you right away what date the clock started ticking on those beans. Not all coffee shops can do that, but the ones who can will sell you the best cup to drink there, or the best beans to make it at home.” My suggestion? Visit Café Luxxe and learn how good coffee can be, then throw away that musty stuff in your cupboard or freezer and start seeing how close you can come to coffee perfection. You’ll develop new skills and start the day with a cup worth savoring. Café Luxxe is at 925 Montana Ave. in Santa Monica. Open MoFr 6 a.m.-7 p.m., Sa-Su 6:30 a.m.7 p.m. Parking in rear, enter from front, wheelchair access good. Info at cafeluxxe.com. 310-3942222. §

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Environmentalists’ push to rename Marina Freeway results in council motion Morrison’s Dec. 6, 2008 column where she talked about how renaming the Marina Freeway could get more people interested in the wetlands and how that resonated with her. “For me, that was so important because after working for 20 years trying to save wetlands, I know that it took years just for people to understand the word ‘wetlands,’” she recalled. Morrison mentioned the importance of the wetlands ecosystem and the role that it plays in the environment as a nourishing, replenishing source when it functions in a healthy manner. “The Ballona Wetlands is like the Ford Motor Co. of the environment,” the columnist said. “It really is like a little factory.” In order to rename the freeway after the ecological reserve, the state Legislature must pass a bill authorizing the name change, said Kelly Markham, a spokeswoman for the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans). “City Council approval alone is not sufficient,” Markham said. After state legislators give their approval, the bill would then go to the director of Caltrans for authorization of the new name. In addition, A GREAT BLUE HERON strolls a portion of Area C of the Ballona in order to finance the change Wetlands near the 90 Freeway. A resolution by Councilman Mike Bonin would rename it the Ballona Freeway. in name of the freeway, a nonprofit organization is required Hanscom said MacHardy has proposed name. “This motion to provide Caltrans with a has received a tremendous played a vital role in keeping minimum of $2,500, but that amount of positive feedback and the idea of the Ballona Freeway figure could increase, Markham I’ve been pleasantly surprised,” alive. said. he said. “While Roy and I are Known locally as the “90,” MacHardy, Hanscom and founders and leaders of Ballona the Marina Freeway links Marina van de Hoek have also contacted Institute, our organization is far del Rey to Los Angeles. The state Sen. Ted Lieu (D-Marina freeway runs between Slauson bigger than just us and it’s nature del Rey) for his assistance with Avenue and Lincoln Boulevard, advocates like Rosemary others terminating near Marina del Rey. the possible renaming of the who help make things happen,” Caltrans officials had planned for freeway. said Hanscom. “We are grateful According to the senator’s it to run through Orange County, for her support and active interest office, before a state highway ending in eastern Anaheim, and in Ballona; without such interest, can be given a new name, it was originally planned to be Ballona would be far more what is known as a concurrent called the Slauson Freeway. vulnerable to the many threats resolution must be initiated and For a short time in the that are raising up even 10 years the Assembly and state Senate early 1970s, it was named after after everyone thought these 640 must pass it. President Richard Nixon, who Another local legislator, acres were ‘saved.’” called San Clemente home. But Assemblyman Steven Bradford Morrison said renaming subsequent to the Watergate (D-Venice) recently had his the freeway Ballona should not scandal that drove Nixon from Assembly colleagues approve a office, state officials quickly be treated as simply changing resolution calling on other cities the name of another freeway moved to change the freeway to to support changing the name of or honoring something that is its current appellation. a state highway. In 2002, Yorba Linda, a defunct. “We need it to represent Assembly Bill 42 would northeastern Orange County city, the vital commitment to the rename State Highway 42 assumed responsibility of what environment and our natural after baseball pioneer Jackie was Imperial Highway, which Robinson, who wore No. 42 as a resources,” she asserted. lost its state designation. The Because the Legislature will city then renamed that stretch the player for the Brooklyn Dodgers. adjourn Thursday, Sept. 12 for “Mr. Robinson was an Richard M. Nixon Parkway. the rest of the year, introduction American hero in many ways,” Bonin said the response for state legislation can not begin Bradford said. “It would be a to the possible renaming until next year. § great tribute to his legacy to of the freeway has been Gary@ArgonautNews.com rename Route 42 in his honor.” overwhelmingly in favor of the

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By Gary Walker Activists know that in order to achieve any type of success, they must be patient, and determination has to be an important part of their vocabulary. For two Playa del Rey nature advocates, they are close to seeing how those two virtues have served them well as they inch closer toward realizing a long-held goal. Los Angeles Councilman Mike Bonin, who represents Del Rey and Playa del Rey, submitted a motion to his City Council colleagues Sept. 6, seeking their support to rename the Marina Freeway as the Ballona Freeway. The news that Bonin had asked the council to change the name of the freeway brought cheers from Marcia Hanscom and Robert “Roy” van de Hoek, co-directors of the Ballona Institute in Playa del Rey who have been actively campaigning for the name change. The idea for changing the name of the freeway originated at an awards dinner hosted by Hanscom’s organization five years ago to honor journalists whom they considered worthy of mention for their reporting on the planned community of Playa Vista. The institute, as well as other environmental and conservation groups, opposed the development that was approved in 2002. One of the honorees was Los Angeles Times columnist Patt Morrison, who was sitting with Rosemary MacHardy, a Venice resident who is the co-chair of the Ballona Freeway Committee with van de Hoek. According to Hanscom and van de Hoek, it was there that Morrison floated the idea of renaming the freeway. Morrison confirmed that she had indeed suggested the name change to Ballona at the awards ceremony, and that she was thrilled that the City Council would be considering it. “I would be so happy to see it named after a manmade resource,” she told The Argonaut. “I’m very happy that it’s on the radar.” Van de Hoek said he thinks about the name change every time he drives the 90 Freeway. “I think that it should be a ‘nobrainer’ to change the name of the freeway especially after you drive it and you can see the landscape and some of the features of the wetlands,” he said. Hanscom referenced

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airport congestion group, which has filed a lawsuit against the modernization plan’s environmental impact report, views the commission’s vote on the staff recommendation as critical.  “Upholding the impasse can protect people from a bad LAX plan. LAWA’s initial request misled the commissioners by purposely leaving out the runway move in its approval request while promising to bring these projects back for future review,” he said.  “The (airport county land use commission) now understands that there is no requirement for LAWA to update their request with accurate facts,” asserted Schneider, whose group has battled the airport over various matters for decades. “In effect rejecting the Alternative 1 plan, they are giving the city of Los Angeles another opportunity to get it right and not move a runway north.” Councilman Mike Bonin, who represents Westchester, has publicly stated that he would like to see many of the projects that most everyone agrees upon done first, such as enhancing the terminals and ground transportation, and suggests taking on the airport runway matter at a later time. His mentor and predecessor, Bill Rosendahl, presented such a motion in April but it failed 10-3. Mayor Eric Garcetti, then a city councilman, was one of the three to vote against the modernization plan and in favor of Rosendahl’s motion. Asked about the staff recommendation on the impasse appeal at an event in Venice, Garcetti responded, “I’ve been very clear that I think that the priorities should first be reducing traffic in our neighborhoods and improving our terminals, and I don’t think that we should be moving our runways. “In some ways the county commission’s vote is important, but in some ways it throws the problem back on the council.” The mayor said he feels that there is an opportunity to have the matter of the north runway resolved through the existing legal action against LAWA. § Gary@ArgonautNews.com


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The homes have a starting price of $899,000. Information, Todd Miller, MillerWalkerSpanier, Keller Williams Realty, (310) 571-8008.

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4316 Marina City Dr #Ph 27, Marina del Rey Enjoy unobstructed panoramic views from Malibu to the Hollywood Hills from this spectacular two-story Marina City Club penthouse. This home features two bedrooms plus a loft/office, two and one half baths, wood floors, stunning fireplace, sleek modern kitchen with custom cabinets and granite counter tops and a private patio. The Marina City Club offers five-star resort-style living with all the amenities, including 24-hour guard gated security and direct access to the largest manmade marina in the United States. Offered at $899,000

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“This 3 bedroom, 1 bath home, situated in an established peaceful Westchester neighborhood, is full of potential,” says agent Nanci Edwards. “Loaded with charm, this Nowell built home features fresh paint, hardwood floors, wainscoting, ceiling designs and more. A large backyard makes this a great home to expand and build your dream home. Close to transportation, shopping, beaches, LMU and Otis College. This delightful home needs your personal touches and TLC. Bring your ideas and designs.” The property is offered at $599,000. Information, Nanci Edwards, The Real Estate Consultants, (310) 645-7785.

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“This spacious, 4-bedroom, 3.5-bath home has incredible ocean views from every level,” say agents Peter and Ty Bergman. “There are amazing white water ocean views from the amazing roof top, perfect for entertaining. Features include formal entry, living room, dining room and gourmet open kitchen, fabulous Master suite with huge master bathroom, central air and heat, and extra parking.” The property is offered at $2,800,000. Information, Peter and Ty Bergman, Bergman Beach Properties, (310) 821-2900.

Loyola Village Home

“This charming Spanish-style 4-bedroom, 3-bath home has over 2,100 square-feet of living space,” says agent Dan Christian. “Private backyard hosts fruit trees galore and a detached garage. Features include open floor plan, country kitchen, new carpets and fresh paint. Close to shopping, restaurants, transportation and LAX. Bring your ideas and designs!” The property is offered at $949,900. Information, Dan Christian, Shorewood Realtors, (310) 251 – 6918.

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“This fabulous home has so much to offer with 4 bedrooms, 2 remodeled baths, and a private office,” say agents Kevin and Kaz Gallaher. “The wonderful open floor plan, from the kitchen overlooking the dining area and family room to each bedroom having their own corner of the home, makes this a great find. The master bedroom suite is extremely spacious, with ample closet space, and superb bath designed with embedded mosaic tile, Caesar and travertine stone.” The property is offered at $799,000. Information, Kevin and Kaz Gallaher, RE/MAX Execs, (310) 410 – 9777.

Playa del Rey Home with Views

“This gated home is perched on a multi-level landscaped garden, reached by a Saltillo tile staircase with railing, or by a 4-person elevator,” says agent Jane St. John. “The extended veranda and gazebo lead to the living room with a huge front window providing spectacular snowcapped mountain views in fall and winter. The kitchen has a large Corian island, a built-in pantry and closed laundry area. The eat-in kitchen seats 6, and in winter provides glorious sunsets over the ocean through the large windows. ” This property is offered at $975,000. Information, Jane St. John, RE/MAX Estate Properties, (310) 577-5300 Ext. 303.

Marina Channel and Harbor Views

“Enjoy serene Marina and channel views from this 3 bedroom, 2 bath home, located on the coveted Plaza level of the Marina City Club,” says agent Charles Lederman. “This charming unit, perfect for entertaining, features track lighting, a granite bar area, breakfast bar and two patios. Revel in Marina City Club’s unparalleled amenities: 16,000 square foot executive gym, 3 swimming pools, free classes (yoga, spinning, cardio and more), 6 tennis courts, 2 paddle tennis courts, 3 racquet ball courts, restaurant and bar, room service, café, convenience store, beauty salon, car wash and more.” The property is offered at $579,000. Information, Charles Lederman, Marina City Realty, (310) 821-8980.

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“This stunningly remodeled home on a large corner lot exudes quality and style,” says agent Stephanie Younger. “A sunlit living room with wood-burning fireplace opens to the centerpiece of this home – a backyard oasis, complete with covered deck, water fountain, lush landscaping and raised vegetable garden. Create a culinary masterpiece in the gorgeous chef’s kitchen with granite counters, stainless appliances and breakfast bar. An elegant formal dining room, spacious master bedroom with walk-in closet, another bedroom, spa-like bath with travertine tile shower and tub, laundry room and ¾ bath complete this meticulous home.” The property is offered at $719,000. Information, Stephanie Younger, Teles Properties, (424) 203-1828.

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9. Minimize the use of kitchen sink garbage disposal units. In-sink garbage disposals require a lot of water to operate properly, and also add considerably to the volume of solids in a septic tank, which can lead to maintenance problems. Start a compost pile as an alternate method of disposing of food waste. This week’s question was answered by Brian Christie and Deborah Seidel, The Agents in Action! team, The Real Estate Consultants, (310) 910-0120.

Playa del Rey Beachfront Home

“Envision waking up to glorious ocean views from Catalina to Malibu and watching sunsets nightly from the master suite, exercise room, living room, dining room, kitchen or beach/family room,” says agent Debra Berman. “Step right from a private patio to the sand. This 5 bedroom, 5.5 bath home boasts a four-car garage plus two additional parking spaces, and three fireplaces. Immense master suite with his and hers baths, bedroom sized walk-in closets. There’s truly nothing else like it on the Playa del Rey beachfront.” The property is offered at $4,200,000. Information, BermanKandel, RE/MAX Estate Properties, (310) 424-5512.

Silver Strand Home

“This classically stunning Frederick Fisher designed 3 bedroom, 4 bath home is located on the coveted Silver Strand,” says broker Debbie Sutz. “Features include a bright and airy floor plan, triple high atrium entry, artistic use of wood, glass, multicolored brick textures and concrete floors. The living room and kitchen have hardwood floors, and there is a side patio and large sunny front patio off the living level. The huge master bedroom has a large walk-in closet, beautifully done with a classic Fisher master bath, and leads to a roof deck with built-in bar, daybed, landscaping and fountains.” The property is offered at $1,795,000. Information, Debbie Sutz, Lighthouse Properties, (310) 823-1823.

Westchester Home

Tanya Crawford of Keller Williams Realty Pacific Playa brought a new homeowner to Westchester with this lovely remodeled home situated on a quite tree lined street on Midfield. The home features an open floor plan with a large family room, cozy fire place, high vaulted ceilings and a cascade of windows and sliding glass doors. The new homeowner enjoys a light and airy experience because natural light pours through the skylights in the home. Complete with a spacious master suite, an expansive walk-in closet and a newly remodeled bathroom and a professionally landscaped backyard and patio, this home is perfect for entertaining friends and family. Information, Tanya Crawford, Keller Williams Realty Pacific Playa (310) 413-2492.

West Westchester Home

“This wonderfully remodeled 4 bedroom, 4 bath 2-story home has two huge master suites, each with its own spa bathroom and dream-sized walk-in closet,” says agent Michelle Martino, “Two lovely bedrooms downstairs share a dual sink full bath. Open, flowing floor-plan features gourmet kitchen and breakfast room with great sized family room with its own bar and extra walk-in storage closet and guest bathroom. Efficiencies include tankless water heater and solar electricity. 3-car garage too, with custom shelving for extra storage.” The property is offered at $1,299,000. Information, Michelle Martino, Keller Williams Realty Marina/LA, (310) 880-0789. September 12, 2013 THE ARGONAUT PAGE 29


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minimum of four feet. Assemblyman Steven Bradford (D-Westchester), who authored the legislation, said the primary impetus for establishing a buffer zone is safety for bicyclists and motorists alike. “If we are serious about reducing greenhouse gases and traffic congestion, and making our communities more livable, we need to make the streets safe for people on bikes,” Bradford said. The assemblyman, who has been a bike rider for 25 years, said he has seen a number of close-calls when cars pass bikes and action is needed to make the streets less dangerous. “Too many people just don’t realize that cyclists are legally allowed in the street,” he said. “This bill gives everyone clarity as to what is safe behavior.” Some local avid cyclists recalled their own unnerving experiences as vehicles have sped by, saying keeping them at a certain distance will boost their sense of safety. “Too many motorists drive dangerously close to

cyclists. The most frightening experiences I have had while riding my bike were when drivers buzzed me, passing within inches,” said Westchester resident Kent Strumpell, the Council District 11 representative of the city of Los Angeles Bicycle Advisory Committee. “The three-foot bill is very much needed to raise motorist awareness and provide an enforcement tool so that cyclists are given more respect on the road.” Jay Slater, president of the board of directors for Velo Club La Grange, said, “I have been buzzed by cars, trucks, etc. more times than I can count. It is one of the most frightening events that happen to us on the road and a law like this would be a big help. “Many fatalities occur when cyclists are struck from behind by drivers who they cannot see coming.” In situations where cars and bikes are too close to each other, there is no room to safely deal (Continued on page 35)

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By Geoff Maleman In California alone, 1.3 million older adults experience an injury due to falling each year, according to the Fall Prevention Coalition-Los Angeles (FPCLA). An older adult is admitted to an emergency room every 18 seconds, and another dies as a result of a fall-related injury

every 35 minutes. According to the Los Angeles Department of Public Health, L.A. County saw more than 20,000 hospitalizations in 2010 for falls among people ages 65 years and older, with each visit averaging $61,800. “The toll isn’t just financial; falling and the fear of falling can

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lead to depression, isolation and loss of independence for older adults,” explained Co-Director of the Falls Prevention Center of Excellence Dr. Jon Pynoos. While the risk of falling increases with age, there are interventions that can reduce the risks associated with falls, including a fall risk assessment by a health professional, regular activity to increase balance, strength and flexibility, and home assessment and modifications. This year, there will be several programs offered in the Westchester community during California’s Fall Prevention Awareness Week. First, on Tuesday, Sept. 24, from 2 to 3 p.m., the “Silver Seminar Series” program topic will be “Preventing Falls One Step at a Time.” This program, developed by the FPC-LA, explores the issue of falls among older adults and ways to help reduce them. The program is open to the public and will be held at the Westchester Family YMCA Annex, 8020 Alverstone St. in Westchester. Then, on Wednesday, Sept. 25, the Westchester Family YMCA will hold a “Better Balance” class at 10:30 a.m. For reservations, (310) 670-4316. Finally, on Saturday, Sept. 28, there will be a Fall Prevention Screening and Awareness Fair from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Westchester Senior Center, 8740 Lincoln Blvd. in Westchester. This event is part of the coordinated effort by the FPC-LA to offer free balance and gait screenings throughout greater Los Angeles. In collaboration with the coalition, Westchester Playa Village will host this event, which will include free balance and gait screenings, bone scans, blood pressure reading and medication review. In addition to the screenings, there will be resource tables, educational centers, community organization vendors and experts available for questions in an effort to provide access to information and resources related to fall prevention. This is the first time such a comprehensive week of programs will be offered for seniors and their families in the local community during California’s Annual Fall Prevention Awareness Week. ALLPOINT Home Health,

THE VENICE MARINA LAX LIONS CLUB recently presented the Airport Marina Counseling Service in Westchester with a $500 check. Pictured are, from left, Venice Marina LAX Lions Club President Sara Clark; Eden Garcia-Balis, executive director of Airport Marina Counseling Service; and club member Mary Ellen Cassman, one of the founding members of the clinic.

OPICA Adult Day Care Service and the Westchester Senior Center have collaborated with the FPC-L.A. and Westchester Playa Village to bring the event to the community. For more information or to register for the event, Westchester Playa Village at (310) 695-7030 or info@thewpv. org. LIONS SUPPORT AMCS Eden Garcia-Balis, the new executive director of the Airport Marina Counseling Service, received a warm welcome – and a $500 check – when she spoke to the Venice Marina LAX Lions Club at a recent meeting. Garcia-Balis, who took over her new role at the clinic earlier this year, is a licensed marriage and family therapist, who earned her degree from La Verne University. “Through psychotherapy a person can learn to love themselves, identify their strengths and change areas in their life they are not happy with,” she said. Founded in 1961, Airport Marina Counseling Service is a nonprofit, communitybased mental health clinic that serves the Los Angeles International Airport, South Bay and Westside areas of Los Angeles. The organization offers comprehensive therapeutic services to individuals, children

and families, couples and older adults.  Information, (310) 670-1410. CHAMBER HOSTS BLOOD DRIVE The LAX Coastal Area Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with CARENet LA, will host an American Red Cross blood drive from 1 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18. The drive will be held in the chamber’s board room at the Paradise Building, 9100 S. Sepulveda Blvd. Suite 210 in Westchester. One donation can help save the lives of up to three people, according to the Red Cross. Snacks will be provided to those who donate. Information, linda@ carenetla.com.  COUNCILMAN BONIN HOLDS COMMUNITY CLEAN-UP Los Angeles City Councilman Mike Bonin will host a Westchester community clean-up event from 10 a.m. to noon on Sunday, Sept. 15 on La Tijera Boulevard (between Manchester Avenue and the 405 freeway). Volunteers should meet on the lawn of the Department of Water and Power building at 7867 La Tijera Blvd. For more information and to RSVP, Fred Sutton at (310) 575-8461 or Fred.Sutton@lacity.org.§


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VIVA VENICE! – Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti (right) ended a speech with those words after his walking tour of Venice Sept. 7. Joining the mayor was Councilman Mike Bonin, who represents the beachside community.

Mayor Garcetti leads walk with residents through Venice As a continuation of what his staff calls his plan to make city government more responsible to its citizens, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti joined dozens of Venice residents on a neighborhood walk through the beachside community Sept. 7. Garcetti was joined by Councilman Mike Bonin and a team of volunteers, some of whom did campaign style door-to-door visits in an effort to connect residents with city services and information. “It was the best turnout I’ve ever seen for a neighborhood walk, so it gives me a lot of confidence that the city wants to work together to improve Los Angeles and people are just waiting to volunteer and get out there and get active and involved,” Garcetti said. “I’ve had a lot of great conversations, including a lot of compliments about how the neighborhoods have improved. Antoinette Reynolds, a member of the Venice Neighborhood Council’s Neighborhood Committee, accompanied Garcetti and Bonin, who represents Venice, as they walked down Westminster Avenue, knocking on residents’

doors and greeting those who came to talk to them. “I was delighted that the mayor made Venice one of the first stops on his continuing effort to meet constituents in their own neighborhoods,” said Venice Neighborhood Council President Linda Lucks.    Garcetti said some residents expressed some concerns about “public safety issues” and an increase in housing prices. “With success, for some (Venice) has become a less affordable place,” he noted. “Those are some longer-term issues but there’s some good stuff that we can get working on immediately in the neighborhood. “But by and large, people seem happy here in Venice. In some neighborhoods that we’ve been to, people have a lot more complaints.” Representatives from several city agencies, including the fire department, the Department of Transportation and the Bureau of Street Services were present to answer questions. Garcetti has made several visits to the Westside since winning the mayor’s seat May 22. He held an event in Mar Vista in June, days before he was officially sworn in as mayor.

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CERT to hold meeting on university emergency preparedness The Los Angeles City Fire Department’s Westside Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) will hold a presentation addressing how a university campus prepares for and responds to a disaster from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17 at the training room of Fire Station 5, 8900 S. Emerson Ave., Westchester. Admission is free. Devra Schwartz, the director of emergency management and strategic initiatives in the Department of Public Safety at Loyola Marymount University, will present a talk entitled “A University Perspective on FEMA’s (Federal Emergency Management Agency) Concept of Whole Community.” Schwartz is responsible for developing, coordinating, and managing all emergency plans, preparedness campaigns, policies and procedures, the Emergency Operations Center and emergency response/recovery, drills and exercises, and external partnerships with related external

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with instances such as hitting a pothole, driving over a bump or rock, or someone swerving after sneezing, noted Eric Bruins, planning and policy director for the county Bicycle Coalition. “It’s basically like loading a chamber before playing Russian roulette,” he said. “This is a clear problem and a very clear fix.” For those who have been through a close-call, some may not feel comfortable getting back on their bike, but the three-foot buffer can help make the streets feel less intimidating, Bruins said. Bruins called AB 1371 a “really important step” and said it was a longtime coming, adding that former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa had advocated for a similar distance requirement. Regarding concerns about allowing enough space for bikes on congested thoroughfares, Bruins said the law clearly states that cyclists have the right to use the traffic lanes while traveling in the same direction of traffic. The bill clarifies the existing law by identifying the specific distance cars need to provide when passing, he said. “This provides a little bit of confidence that the drivers are going to play by the rules too,” Bruins said. While Slater says the buffer law will help improve safety for cyclists, he believes it will only be effective if it is properly enforced by police and motorists are aware that cyclists are legally allowed to be on the road. “The real key is awareness that cyclists are on the road and have a legal right to be there,” Slater said. Bradford is hopeful that legislators have addressed prior concerns about the liability of the state with the three-feet law and he is confident that the bill will receive the governor’s signature, a spokesman for Bradford said. Bruins said the coalition is working on other safety measures for bike riders including a bill that would extend the statute of limitations for prosecuting people involved in hit and run collisions. § Vince@ArgonautNews. com

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The FONSI/ROD indicates that the proposed action is consistent with existing environmental policies and objectives as set forth in the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 in that it will not significantly affect the quality of the human environment. Copies of the FONSI/ROD are available for public inspection at the following locations: Federal Aviation Administration Western-Pacific Region Airports Division, Room 3012 15000 Aviation Boulevard Hawthorne, California 90261 Federal Aviation Administration Airports District Office, Room 3000 15000 Aviation Boulevard Hawthorne, California 90261 Administrative Offices Los Angeles World Airports Los Angeles International Airport One World Way Los Angeles, California 90045 El Segundo Public Library 111 W. Mariposa Avenue El Segundo, CA 90245 Los Angeles Public Library Westchester-Loyola Branch 7114 W. Manchester Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90045 9/12/13 CNS-2532748# THE ARGONAUT


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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 150535 The following persons are doing business as: Land Images 501 N. Larchmont Blvd. Los Angeles, CA. 90004 County of Los Angeles. Registered owners: Thomas A. Lockett 501 N. Larchmont Blvd. Los Angeles, CA. 90004 Michael C. Williams 501 N. Larchmont Blvd. Los Angeles, CA. 90004 This business is conducted by a general partnership. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 05/01/1977. 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: Thomas A. Lockett. This statement was filed with the County

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Clerk of Los Angeles on July 19th 2013. Argonaut published: July 25, Aug. 1, 8, 15, 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 160964 The following persons are doing business as: 1) Artists Agency international 2)Elizabeth St. Denis 3520 Overland Ave. suite A-139 Los Angeles, CA. 90034 Elizabeth Orem Bjorklund 2462 Zorada Drive Los Angeles, CA. 90046 County of Los Angeles. Registered owners: 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 Elizabeth Orem Bjorklund Statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on August 1, 2013. Argonaut published: August 22, 29, Sept 5, 12, 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 168524 The following persons are doing business as: 1) Wild Squrl 2) Scenix 7312 West 87th Place Los Angeles, CA. 90045 7312 West 87th place Los Angeles CA. 90045 County of Los Angeles. Registered owners: Michelle Mohlere 7312 West 87th Place 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 Michelle Mohlere Statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on August 13, 2013. Argonaut published: August 22, 29, Sept 5, 12, 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 172591 The following persons are doing business as: Matador Combatives 1180 Nelrose #2 Venice, CA. 90291 Registered owners Brady T. Chin 1180 Nelrose Ave. #2 Venice, CA.

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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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February 4, 1927 – August 11, 2013 Our amazing husband, father & grandfather passed at home in Santa Monica surrounded by his loving family after a very courageous battle with cancer. Roger was raised in the Santa Monica and Venice neighborhoods. He graduated from Santa Monica High School in 1945 and followed high school with a year of service in the US Navy in the Aleutian Islands. After the Navy he attended Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. He started Later Engineering Company that served the commercial industrial businesses of So Cal and as far away as South East Asia, China, Saudi Arabia and Ireland. He mentored many young men teaching them life skills and providing guidance. He was a long time member of the Santa Monica YMCA working out in the gym every day possible. He enjoyed playing golf and sharing his love of the sport with his grandchildren. He and Evelyn over their lifetime traveled the world. They enjoyed hiking and camping which included many family trips to the Sierra Nevada Mountains, Canada and New Zealand. He is survived by his wife of 65 years Evelyn Carson Later. His Children, Roger and wife Kathleen Later, Terence Later, Angela and husband James Moore, Janet and husband Bill Woessner, and Cyndy Later. He is also survived by his brother Ralph Later, sister Sue Tieman, and his 14 grandchildren Allison, Melissa, Jeffrey, Andrew, Julia, Daniel and Hannah Moore; William, Nicholas, Jacob, and Leslie Woessner; Danya, Aidan, and Kallia Linsteadt.

FICtItIOUS bUSINeSS NAme StAtemeNt File No. 2013 175126 The following persons are doing business as: FindMyCharter. com 5301 Beethoven St. #265 Los Angeles, CA. 90066 County of Los Angeles, American Sailing Assoc. 5301 Beethoven Ste 265 Los Angeles, CA. 90066 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 Cynthia Shabes Statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on August 21, 2013. Argonaut published: August 29, Sept 5, 12, 19, 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).

Memorial Service at Pilgrim Lutheran Church, 11am, September 21, 2013 In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Santa Monica YMCA or Samohi Alumni Association

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62 Word on the street, maybe 64 Ample, in verse 65 Early Alaskan 67 Part of IOC: Abbr. 69 Chemical reaction phenomenon, and what occurs in four symmetrical pairs of long answers in this puzzle 74 Cabinet dept. formed under Carter 75 Dollhouse accessory 77 Jazzy improvisation 78 Whitman’s “__ the Body Electric” 80 Soak, in British dialect 81 Tryout for a CPA? 86 Mell Lazarus comic strip 89 Big heart 90 Hägar creator Browne 91 Shoreline changers 92 “__ Irish Rose” 93 Shear (off) 94 Green wheels 98 Cancels (out) 99 Isn’t fictional 100 “... bombs bursting __” 102 Yemen’s capital 103 __ opportune moment 105 Cong. member 106 Gas brand born in 1926 107 Fighting unit in the barnyard wars? 112 Big draw 114 Words students fear 115 Some arm candy 119 Plant animals?

122 17th-century antiwitch application? 125 “The Tempest” sorcerer 126 White house? 127 Expatriate 128 “You eediot!” speaker of cartoons 129 Body suit? 130 ’90s-’00s heartthrob band 131 Filibuster site DOwN 1 “Dear __” 2 Man without morals 3 Writable storage media, for short 4 Veda devotee 5 Nobelist Wiesel et al. 6 Peppy 7 Web help source 8 Hosp. area 9 Desert trial 10 Tyler of “The Talk” 11 Arrangement of church services 12 Neil Sedaka hit 13 “If I Ruled the World” rapper 14 King’s order 15 __ Sutra 16 Failure in treaty talks? 17 Holiday veggie 18 First year of Claudius’ reign 22 Jovovich of “Resident Evil” films 24 Sand in food, say 28 Deceptive-sounding instrument?

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96 Clear conclusion? Logic proposition 97 Collects lots of JFK Library architect 99 Exiles, perhaps Sales rep 101 Tiny bits Seventh fencing 104 Quite a while position 107 Small stream Field vehicle 108 Browser’s reading, “True Blood” rating briefly “Sorry to say ...” Behind-the-scenes romance? Judge’s concerns Con game decoys Inner Hebrides isle NBC comedy staple Celts, e.g. Cornstarch brand Fail to chill “Run” author Patchett Rocky greetings Personal ad abbr. Kind of acid used in fertilizers “Star Wars” mentor Obi-Wan __ “No way that’s true!” Recent rightists Fed. hush-hush group Ft. Worth school “Sweet!” One, in Oldenburg Down source Big name in theaters? Tiny bit B.O. purchases Paragon Left on Spanish maps? Pass (out) Professional gp. “Rolling along” item in an Army song

109 Poet Sachs 110 Carol opening 111 Running an errand, say 113 iPhone programs 116 Baltic capital 117 Lawsuit basis 118 Old-time knife

119 Response to an arrest, initially 120 Charles V’s domain: Abbr. 121 Prefix with -pod 123 Millions of lifetimes 124 Casual shoe

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Ray Dris: 310-745-6838

• Paint • Tile • Electrical • Crown Moldings • Drywall • Etc.

John – 310-365-3847

SAL’S PLUMBING & ROOTER 24/7 SERVICE

• Fast Honest & Reliable • Price Match Guarantee • Specialist in Apt. Service • All Types of Drains • Repairs & Remodels • Senior Discounts • 20+ years experience • Lic# 537357 • WWW.SALS.US

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Call James 310-477-9667 Lic. 388334 Workers Insured plumBing

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PERSONAL WAREHOUSE STOR 'N' LOCK Convenient storage within Marina del Rey

South Bay Associates

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Serving West LA for over 25 Years

Property Management

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DEL REY SHORES 4201 Via Marina • (310) 823-5384 •

Full Sevice Moving Co. over 20 yrs

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AFFORDABLE HANDYMAN

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Call: 310-701-7360 Lic# 482194

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Design

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Design Installation Repair Refinishing 310-804-0588

Quality you can count on! (310) 930-4630 CArpet CleAning

Floor Covering

ConstruCtion

Dedicated to Excellence and Integrity in Client Relations — Since 1990

310-930-4630

L A Custom Tile

www.lacustomtile.com Mark rezaee

310.397.7411 Contractor License #558849

winDow

WINDOW WASHING Since 1986 • Houses • Condos • Apts • Commercial Local References Free Estimates • Fair Prices

Steven Tice (310) 392-8939

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