January 17, 2013
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Funding for airport Metro station is next hurdle for light rail supporters By Gary Walker Advocates of masstransit were enthusiastic to learn that the top official of Los Angeles World Airports is in favor of creating a network where a light rail train can enter Los Angeles International Airport. Now comes that difficult part of the equation: paying for the proposal. LAWA Executive Director Gina Marie Lindsey signaled her support for a light rail station in December during an interview with The Argonaut and airport authorities have also identified property within LAX that they think would be a good location for a Metro station. But funding for an airport stop will be perhaps the single biggest challenge for supporters of having a station on LAWA grounds. Mar Vista resident Ken Alpern thinks a missed opportunity for helping to defray the cost of a light rail connection to LAX occurred Nov. 6 when a ballot measure that could have created revenue for the project lost by 1 percent. Measure J was a ballot measure designed to extend an earlier transportation tax, Measure R, passed in 2008. The ballot initiative would have extended Measure R another 30 years through a halfcent sales tax and paid for existing transportation projects, including light rail initiatives like the Expo Line, the Crenshaw/LAX Line and the Green Line, all of which reach or are slated to reach the Westside. “It’s very unfortunate that the recently proposed Measure J did not pass by such a small margin, because it would have been a perfect source of funding for this worthy project,” Alpern, who is a member of the Mar Vista Community Council, lamented. The sales tax measure garnered 65 percent of the vote and a two-thirds threshold was required for passage. There is $200 million for Metro’s
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Metro’s Next Stop…LAX?
Discussions on how to bring mass transportation to Los Angeles International Airport are heating up a week before the Metro Board of Directors meeting on Jan. 24.
Long Range Transportation Plan from Measure R. The current plan is to have the light rail system built by 2028, but ac-
Another question is the Federal Aviation Administration’s position on a Crenshaw/LAX Corridor extension into the
“This is probably one of the most important things that we can do as far as having a mass transit system that is truly a regional connector. There are a lot of people who have an interest in seeing that happen.” — Don Knabe, Los Angeles County Fourth District Supervisor cording to Metro authorities, that is contingent on a financial contribution by LAWA.
airport. Representatives of the federal agency say they will carefully examine any plan
that LAX officials present them. To date, they say they have not been apprised on any plans to bring light rail into LAX. “LAWA is considering how best to accommodate rail service into LAX. LAWA has not made a decision and has not presented the FAA with any plan,” said Ian Gregor, an FAA spokesman. “If and when they do, the FAA will thoroughly review that plan to ensure it is compatible with safe aircraft operations.” David Ewing, a co-chair of the Los Angeles Council District 11 Transportation Committee, thinks LAWA should also offer to offset the cost of a new station at LAX. “It certainly would be to their benefit,” he said. Los Angeles County Fourth District Supervisor Don Knabe suggested that one way to get additional funding for an airport connection is by leveraging relationships in the public and private sectors. (Continued on page 8)
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Concerning cyclists on Trolley Way in Playa del Rey: The bike path was closed temporarily for repairs, but cyclists continue to use Trolley Way before and after the repairs. They come around the corner onto Trolley Way, three and four together, and cut the corner at a great rate of speed and often ride in the middle of the road. I just don’t know why they don’t use the wonderful bike path. If you honk or ask them to move over, they are very indignant and act like the cars are in the wrong place.
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Runway plan is ‘bad business’
Those of us who love and hate Los Angeles are haunted by the story of how Goodyear Tires and Standard Oil managed to convince the city to tear out the VOL 43, NO 3
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rail system that criss-crossed the now clogged basin to the beach. It was a tragic, greedy, short-sighted, money grab that led to nightmarish consequences. The same is happening again with underhanded, clouded and greedy decisions at Los Angeles International Airport. With a good, fiscally responsible alternative, Los Angeles World Airports, the Department of City Planning and the City Council seem bent on spending half a billion dollars for nothing, to move the northernmost runway another 260 feet north, intruding into businesses and neighborhoods. By its own study, LAWA has shown this will not improve safety. The odds of any safety issue with the current configuration is once every 200 years. Moving the runway, destroying neighborhoods and property values, moves the odds to once every 400 years. Ask any pilot and they will tell you the only safety problem with LAX is the absence of a fully staffed control tower – that needed to be solved yesterday. The massive A-380 (planes) for which this is supposed to appeal, are now landing with no problem and business projec-
tions for an increase in A-380 sales waver between a tax write-off and bankruptcy. Alternative 2 of the Specific Plan Amendment Study, a decent proposal to modernize without expanding the airport’s footprint, for half a billion dollars less, doesn’t put money in the pockets of whomever or whatever is behind Alternative 1, supposedly a deal struck with parking concessions. It is bad business. It is greedy politics. It is a betrayal of the vision Los Angeles deserves. And shame on the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce and its biased, tawdry, misleading “poll.” The truth is that LAX is one of the country’s smallest major airports in terms of acreage, and that won’t change. The only solution is to spend some good money developing regional airports and the transportation system to make them viable. Look at dozens of other airports that have done so profitably and humanely. The city of Los Angeles deserves more than such a mediocre vision and greedy, underhanded decisions by its leaders. Pamela Stacey Playa del Rey
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Community members denounce plan for moving LAX north runway
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even been aware that a poll had been conducted. Some expressed anger that they would be excluded from something so important to them. The poll didn’t consider voters in Culver City, El Segundo, Inglewood, or other cities that had opposed projects at LAX that might increase the airport’s geographic reach. The poll, taken by the Culver City firm of Goodwin Simon Strategic Research, conducted the telephone survey of 1,876 likely Los Angeles municipal election voters in all council districts throughout the city of Los Angeles. Goodwin then conducted an additional 1,275 interviews to reach approximately 200 per council district (300 in District 11). The survey was conducted in English and Spanish between Dec. 26 and 30. There were five findings by Goodwin, and all except one, regarding connecting LAX to a light rail system, related to movement of the runway. Goodwin said that “when voters heard that moving the runway will reduce the chances of a collision by up to 50 percent, will protect jobs, and will not be paid for by taxpayers, the consensus grew even stronger.” One of those findings stated that “51 percent to 5 percent of voters prefer a candidate for mayor or City Council who favors moving the runway
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By Helga Gendell Local residents showed up en masse, with standing room only for the well over 400 attendees, to protest a proposed plan by Los Angeles World Airports to move the northernmost runway at Los Angeles International Airport 260 feet closer toward the Westchester community. The public hearing for the Specific Plan Amendment Study (SPAS) was held at the Proud Bird Restaurant near LAX Jan. 8, and saw many audience members angry and vehemently opposing the proposal, which calls for separating the two northern runways by a center taxiway. Residents cited a 2010 NASA/academic panel study that stated the LAX northern airfield was extremely safe and did not require reconfiguration. They also maintained that noise and air pollution, as well as increased traffic would be even more detrimental to the community. Diego Alvarez, the project director of SPAS, said that moving the runway by 260 feet was a compromise over a recommendation by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to move it 350 feet north. Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa signed a campaign pledge when he ran for office in 2005, stating he would not advocate for that runway relocation, but he has not stated publicly for some time whether he still supports that view. The Argonaut contacted his press secretary, Vicki Curry, and inquired about a statement on the Mercury Air Group’s website pertaining to the mayor’s position on moving the north runway. The article on the website, by Mercury chair and CEO Joe Czyzyk, was titled, “Mercury CEO Addresses Chilean Business Leaders during L.A. Mayor’s Trade Mission to Chile.” In the article, Czyzyk spoke about the many improvements coming to LAX, stating, “And while the new Tom Bradley International Terminal will be among one of our mayor’s greatest accomplishments, he is also going to make sure that LAX’s north runway is moved to accommodate the newest generation of aircraft. And that’s important because LAX today has six daily A-380 flights and more A-380s, 787s, and 747-8 flights are coming.” Curry said that Villaraigosa stands behind his campaign pledge of not moving the northern runway, and said that Czyzyk had been “joking” when he wrote the comment. A resident of Playa del Rey, Czyzyk is also affiliated with the new organization, Coalition to Fix LAX Now and is the past chairman of the board of the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce. He said he supports Alternative 1 of the SPAS, proposed by LAWA staff. He also stated that a recent survey, released by Coalition to Fix LAX Now, indicates that 74 percent of municipal voters favor separating the runways by 260 feet. A number of speakers at the public hearing, some from Westchester and Playa del Rey, said they had not been contacted by the pollsters, and had not
View from Drollinger Building in Westchester of aircraft landing on LAX northern runway.
and in areas such as Montebello, said they support Alternative 1 because they work at LAX and jobs are needed. They also spoke about modernizing the airport, saying it would bring thousands of jobs. Playa del Rey resident Dianne Callahan told The Argonaut that she had also written a letter to the Board of Airport
“People who live and work here must have a quality of life, and that is a first priority, considering noise and air pollution” — Rep. Maxine Waters
over one who opposes it, even after hearing the views of the opponents.” One Playa del Rey resident told The Argonaut, “So they ask people in other council districts all over the city if the airport should be improved, and the runway moved. That’s like Westchester and Playa del Rey residents advocating for a Metro Line in downtown Pasadena because we think it might be convenient for everyone else. There’s no knowledge or understanding of what impacts that would have in either case. Not only that, they’re trying to influence the City Council and mayoral races by asking that last question. That’s political wheeling and dealing as far as I’m concerned, and it’s all about the money, not the safety, since the 2010 NASA/academic panel study found the northern airfield to be safe.” Union representatives also spoke at the hearing, saying they supported Alternative 1, which recommends shifting the runway 260 feet north. Some of the employees at LAX, who live both nearby
Commissioners. In her letter, she is encouraging the Airport Commission to adopt Alternatives 2 and 9, which do not involve relocating the northern runway. “There is no safety issue at stake, which was the primary and sole reason for considering this plan. The plan puts unimaginable stresses on the local environment and neighborhood in terms of added pollution and noise levels. This has been well documented but denied by LAWA,” she claimed. Callahan said that “common fiscal sense dictates that this is an enormously expensive plan with little if any net gain for the function of the airport. The estimate for moving the runway is at best $715 million versus $205 million for Alternative 2, which achieves the ultimate goal of modernizing the airport. The real question is who is going to benefit from this extravagant and quite nonsensical plan?” She noted that the goal is to modernize
the airport and make it more inviting to visitors. “How will they recognize the benefit of spending $715 million on a runway at the expense of all the other desperately needed improvements, and what has happened to regionalization?” Another local resident told The Argonaut that while the local community supports the workers at LAX, most of the jobs created would be related to the north runway project if it is approved. She said it might take several years and an increase in costs for other projects to begin, if there were still funds available at that time. Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Westchester) of the 43rd Congressional District, which includes LAX, told the audience that she has always opposed any runway reconfiguration into the community and continues to do so, adding that she stands strongly with the community on its concerns. Waters said she spoke with LAWA Executive Director Gina Marie Lindsey about jobs and supporting organized labor, and acknowledges that LAX is a major economic engine in the region. “People who live and work here must have a quality of life, and that is a first priority, considering noise and air pollution,” the congresswoman said. Waters also said that the community needs to be able to trust LAWA, and asked about the relationship between the Los Angeles Planning Department and LAWA. She noted that if LAWA is paying the Planning Department, an independent decision is needed, and called for additional public hearings on the subject. BOAC will meet in approximately one month to discuss and vote on the SPAS, according to LAWA spokeswoman Nancy Castles. City Councilman Bill Rosendahl, who represents the 11th District, was unable to attend the meeting, but reiterated that he has always been opposed to moving the northern runway, which would signify expansion. He stressed that he supports modernization of the airport, providing the appropriate number of air traffic con(Continued on next page)
Continued from previous page trollers and having proper runway safety lighting. Alan Rothenberg, chairman of Premier Partnerships, a firm that specializes in maximizing revenues for sports teams, leagues, venues and public facilities, is chairman of the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce and a former president of the Board of Airport Commissioners. He was elected as board president in September 2005 and stepped down in 2010 after he had asked the city attorney to review his potential conflict of interest in voting on LAX concessions when he was on the board of California Pizza Kitchen. The city attorney determined that the entire commission could not vote on concessions if one of them had a conflict of interest. Rothenberg said that he supports SPAS Alternatives 1 and 9, and cited five safety studies by aviation-related companies that advised moving the runway, performed prior to the NASA/academic study in 2010. He noted that new jobs would create $10 billion in revenue in 10 years if this alternative was approved. Local resident Tom Brand said that two charts set up for review at the meeting had conflicts. “One chart states that the noise level will go down, but another chart shows that it will increase in my neighborhood. I fail to understand how the people that operate LAX don’t understand there’s no room for expansion,” he said. Union member Ruben Gonzalez said, “People in rooms like this have held the rest of Los Angeles hostage for too long, making decisions, and it’s time that it stops.” Danna Cope, a local resident and member of the Alliance for a Regional Solution to Airport Congestion, read a statement at the hearing from Mike Bonin, chief deputy to Rosendahl, and candidate for Rosendahl’s council seat in the upcoming election. Bonin addressed issues including “finishing the modernization of the Tom Bradley International Terminal; insisting on a consolidated rental car center, as well as supporting an intermodal transportation center and the automated people mover; ensuring the Green Line extension runs directly into LAX; refurbishing and modernizing Terminals 1, 2 and 3; encouraging LAWA to use LAX as a marketing opportunity for Los Angeles attractions and businesses. Bonin, who has expressed concerns with moving the northern runway, also called for fully installing runway status lights to ensure airfield safety; pressuring the federal government to fully and properly staff the LAX air traffic control tower; and using vacant LAX “northside” properties for new parks, ball fields, passive recreation, a dog park, and local business and job creation. Resident Claude Rosay claimed that Nielsen Field in Westchester, which abuts an LAX parking lot and is south of Manchester Avenue, would be heavily impacted by the runway reconfiguration.
“There are 1,600 youths that play here, and they have no other field to use. If the runway is moved, these kids will be playing right under the aircraft,” he said. Robert Ackerman, vice president of ARSAC, said, “This is a policy issue, not a NIMBY issue.” He also pointed out that other alternative choices did not call for moving the northernmost runway closer to homes and businesses. Shari Barrett, who represents the 63-year-old Westchester Playhouse, located on Hindry Avenue, said moving the runway would seriously affect the facility’s operations. “We have no place else to go,” she said. Craig Eggers, a Playa del Rey resident and chair of the Airport Relations Committee of the Neighborhood Council of Westchester-Playa, said he supports Alternatives 2 and 9, which call for no runway reconfiguration but recommend modernization and improvements to LAX. “Alternatives 2 and 9 are the most affordable, and implementing these improvements brings in more money,” he said, adding that a modern, regional transportation system was needed. A representative for the Drollinger Company said the company has not yet been advised how its buildings would be impacted by moving the runway, noting that it was possible the building might partially be in a runway protection zone, which would be decided by the FAA. Local resident Jim Ouellet claimed that “the A-380 is a sales failure. There are less than 2 percent of flights by the A-380, with a predicted sale of 60; there’s no profit.” Ouellet additionally claimed that the cost of Alternative 1 is three-anda-half times as much as Alternative 2. Denny Schneider, president of ARSAC, said, “LAWA and the special interests have huge amounts of money to spend on public relations. Despite their heavy lobbying effort, hundreds showed up to protest the runway move and demanded LAX be fixed. LAWA may achieve their initial approvals to expand LAX by spinning facts and using halftruths to justify a runway expansion. “They should, however, learn from their own history of (former proposal) Alternative D. Six years after ramming it through, LAWA now calls it ‘economically irresponsible.’ Their current cost estimates for the new Alternative 1 runway move north are low-ball numbers and ignore many potential runway construction costs and impacts. Six years from now Alternative 1 will also be labeled ‘economically irresponsible.’ “Instead of having implemented a real plan to make LAX the world-class airport we deserve, we’ll have a partially completed airport that no one can afford. Please, electeds, let’s get this right for once and fix the landside and access issues now. Don’t make LAX the Enron of airports,” Schneider said. The SPAS project is available online at www.lawa.org/LAXSPAS. §
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Lieu to extend legislation to assist agencies with derelict boats
STATE SEN. TED LIEU (D-Marina del Rey) plans to extend Assembly Bill 166, which he introduced when he was in the Assembly in 2009.
By Gary Walker Nearly five years after he initiated legislation to assist local agencies with the preponderance of abandoned vessels in California’s harbors, state Sen. Ted Lieu (D-Marina del Rey) is expected to introduce an extension of his earlier bill Thursday, Jan. 17. Assembly Bill 166, which was signed into law Oct. 7, 2009, was sponsored by Lieu when he was in the Assembly. AB 166 was a substitute for AB 1950, which Lieu introduced in 2008. AB 1950 was vetoed by then-Gov. Arnold Schwarzeneg-
ger, who later signed AB 166. The existing law allows state and county agencies to apply for grants from the Abandoned Watercraft Abatement Fund to help subsidize the removal and disposal of vessels that are no longer seaworthy, have been abandoned or cause an obstruction on the public waterways. The fund is a state endowment that provides funding that covers the average costs to remove, store and/or dispose of surrendered vessels and other navigational hazards. “The program has been work-
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ing well,” Lieu told The Argonaut. Since AB 166 became law, 144 boats have been turned into authorities, warehoused and subsequently destroyed at a cost of $1,638 per boat. “Without the program, it would have cost $3,892,” Lieu pointed out. “So clearly it has been effective.” The Argonaut reported Jan. 10 that local agencies have seen an uptick in derelict vessels three years after the bill was passed. But first responders and agencies charged with patrolling local waters believe the program has helped them eliminate what many feel is an additional hazard that they have to contend with in the harbor. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Marina del Rey Station has seen an increase of abandoned vessels over the years and deputies have welcomed the Vessel Turn-In Program component of AB 166. In recent years as the recession took hold throughout the nation, some boat owners found it difficult to afford to pay dock fees and maintain their boats. “(Owning) a boat is an expensive endeavor,” said Deputy Bryan White of the Marina Sheriff’s station’s marine operations department. The Vessel Turn-In Program is separate from the existing Abandoned Watercraft Abatement Fund initiative and is funded separately. Participation in the latter is not required to participate in the Vessel Turn-In Program. “We think it has been very successful,” said Gloria Sandoval, public information officer for the California Department of Boating and Waterways, which administers the abatement fund. “We have had grant requests for (AB 166) from local agencies that have exceeded the available funding.” According to state officials, abandoned boats continue to be a major problem in California. They decay and sink, threatening navigational safety and causing environmental damage through the seepage of gasoline, oil, sewage and other toxic substances into the waterways. Environmental organizations argue that boat paint often contains chromium, lead, mercury and other chemicals. As a vessel deteriorates, the paint can flake off and settles on the sea floor where marine life can swallow it. Greg Schem, the owner of the Boatyard in Marina del Rey, said there have been two to three boat disposals a month over the last several years in Marina del Rey.
“We have handled some of them ourselves,” said Schem, whose business is located down the street from the sheriff’s station on Fiji Way. “I think AB 166 has been pretty successful eliminating these kinds of boats.” A group of boat owners in Marina del Rey opposed AB 166 and contend that county authorities have contributed to the number of derelict boats through excessive slip rental fees. After the legislation was signed into law in 2009, Andrew Bessette, president of the Marina Boaters Association, said county officials bore a large responsibility for causing some boat owners to surrender their vessels when they can no longer afford the slip rates and maintenance for their boats. “It breaks my heart to realize the level of suffering someone must go through, to have no other option than to abandon his or her vessel under any condition,” Bessette lamented. “That Los Angeles County has been responsible, in part, for displacing some of these individuals is disgraceful.” Sandoval said she has heard from representatives of agencies responsible for local marinas who believe the problems associated with derelict vessels would be far greater without AB 166. “Many of them probably would have been abandoned,” she said. The boating department has also heard anecdotally that boat owners have taken advantage of the bill to keep their respective harbors from having more abandoned boats. Carol Baker, a spokeswoman for the county Department of Beaches and Harbors, said the Board of Supervisors wants to showcase Marina del Rey as one of the county’s most valued assets. The supervisors believe there is an aesthetic value in having a marina where the number of abandoned boats is minimal and it can attract more visitors as well as tenants, she said. “We want to make the Marina as visually appealing as possible,” she said. “That’s our curb appeal: what vessels look like in our docks.” Schem thinks keeping visitors coming to Marina del Rey to enjoy its restaurants and waterways is critical to the local economy. “A sea of abandoned boats lined up in the sheriff’s dock is not (a good visual) for people who want to visit the Marina and take a starlight cruise or come for dinner,” he said. “It’s the general public who would see this more than someone who
might want to dock their boat here.” California has the second largest boating population in the United States. There are nearly one million registered vessels, not including those that are federally documented, and boating activity generates roughly $18.5 billion, or about 1.2 percent, to the gross state product annually, according to research done by Lieu’s office. An extension of AB 166 will require majority approval in the Assembly as well as in the Senate, but Lieu, who was elected to the state Senate in 2011, does not anticipate any obstacles for his bill. “Because the program has worked so well, I don’t think there will be a lot of resistance,” he said. The Vessel Turn-In Program has a budget of $150,000 for the fiscal year 2102-13 but according to Sandoval, Gov. Jerry Brown has allotted half that amount for the program. It is slated to sunset, or end, on Jan. 1, 2014. §
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Lane Closures Ahead For Sepulveda Pass Individual lane closures for resurfacing and striping are on the schedule for early this year on the I-405 Freeway in the Sepulveda Pass as part of the freeway improvements project. Check metro.net/405 for the latest information on closures and construction schedules.
Private Sector Considered For Pass Improvements Metro is looking to the private sector for future improvements to the Sepulveda Pass Corridor. Being considered are adding another connection between the Valley and Westside with either a rapid bus transit system or a tunnel under the pass; a publicprivate partnership would accelerate the project.
Westside Subway Extension Work Underway Twenty years after the >rst Metro Red Line segment opened, work continues as underground utility lines are being relocated in the Mid-Wilshire District for the Westside Subway Extension. The extension will run between the Metro Purple Line Wilshire/ Western Station and the Westwood/VA Hospital. For more information visit metro.net/westside.
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FAA officials waiting to hear light rail plans for airport connector Rendering courtesy of Los Angeles World Airports
(Continued from cover) Mass transit proponents have been calling for a connection into LAX for years. Councilman Bill Rosendahl, who represents Westchester and the airport area, likes Knabe’s idea of public/private partnerships as well as the option of having a station near the Central Terminal. “We need to take a look at every option that we can,” he said. “I have been advocating for a light rail station for years and it’s good to hear that just about everybody is on board with it now.” Knabe added, “This is probably one of the most important things that we can do as far as having a mass transit system that is truly a regional connector. There are a lot of people who have an interest in seeing that happen.” LAWA spokeswoman Nancy Castles said her agency and Metro have been working together on potential areas for a light station. “We offered them land on the airport itself if they wish to pursue that,” she said. The options include an underground station between Terminals 1 and 7 at the airport, an intermodal transportation facility near 96th Street and the LAX Economy Parking Lot C, and at Manchester Square. “(The underground station) would be either near our LAWA administration building or near the proposed Terminal Zero on the Park One property,” Castles added. There is also federal support for a light rail-to-LAX connection from Westchester’s elected congressional representative. “Not only is it necessary, but I am also very pleased to support this proposal and I will do everything that I can to work with our officials in Washington on this project,” pledged Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Westchester).
LAWA authorities have suggested three options for a potential light rail station on Los Angeles Airport property, including one near Terminal Zero.
Alpern thinks a newly crafted revenuegenerating ballot measure would likely get voter approval. “However, a rewritten Measure J that has both a more realistic voter threshold, perhaps 55-60 percent, not the 67 percent margin it currently has to overcome, as well as a specific and earmarked inclusion of this Metrorail/LAX connection, would certainly pass voter muster,” he predicted. Ewing agrees with Alpern. “I do think that is a possibility because the vote was so close the last time,” he noted. “Part of the problem was that it was on the ballot with two other tax mea-
sures.” Ewing was referring to Propositions 30 and 38, two initiatives that sought to raise taxes on wealthier citizens to fund education that were also on the Nov. 6 ballot. “For something like this you want as large a turnout as possible,” Ewing continued. “The more voters that go to the polls, the more apt they are to be people who depend on public transportation.” Castles said it will ultimately be Metro’s decision which light rail location is chosen. Gregor said his agency would be more forthcoming on its views once it sees what Expo and LAWA have planned.
“The FAA continues to work with all parties involved, including LAWA, the Federal Transit Administration and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, and will respond accordingly once LAWA makes its decision,” Gregor said. A potential light rail connector to the airport must receive the approval of the FAA. Knabe submitted a motion at the Oct. 25 meeting of the Metro Board of Directors asking for a “detailed strategy” for a transit connection to the airport by 2020. The Metro Board of Directors is scheduled to meet Thursday, Jan. 24 to consider Knabe’s earlier motion. §
Five charged in robbery, assault at Nordstrom Rack Three men and two women have been charged in connection with the Jan. 10 armed robbery of a Nordstrom Rack store in Westchester, where police said 14 employees were taken hostage, two of whom were assaulted. The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office charged Raymond Sherman, Jr., 34, Jan. 15 with two counts of forcible rape, one count of oral copulation, one count of kidnapping for rape, one count of assault with a deadly weapon and 14 counts of second-degree robbery, district attorney spokeswoman Jane Robison said. The complaint also alleges that Sherman, who was arrested in Arizona and is awaiting extradition, personally used a handgun. Prosecutors also charged Troy Marsay Hammock, 29, and Everett Oneal Allen, 24, with 14 counts each of second-degree robbery and one count each of assault with a deadly weapon in connection with PAGE 8 THE ARGONAUT January 17, 2013
the incident at the Howard Hughes Center store, Robison said. Two women, Rochelle Monique Sherman, 33, and Paula Roneshia Bradley, 29, were additionally charged with one count each of accessory after the fact. Police said the three men were allegedly armed when they confronted the employees as they were leaving the closed store at about 11 p.m. The suspects allegedly forced the workers back into the store and held them hostage while they robbed the business. Los Angeles Police Department spokesman Lt. Andy Neiman said officers arrived at the scene after one of the employees called a relative to inform him that the store was being robbed. When officers saw one of the suspects leaving and tried to make contact with him, the suspect ran back into the store, Neiman said. Shortly after, another suspect was seen walking out of the store
with a woman, but he allegedly grabbed the woman and forced her back into the business when he saw police, Neiman said. Members of the LAPD Special Weapons and Tactics team were called to the scene and contained the area around the shopping center. Patrons at a movie theater across from the store were requested to remain in the theaters while police contained the location. When SWAT officers entered the Nordstrom Rack after 2 a.m. none of the suspects were found and are suspected to have left the scene in a white Sport Utility Vehicle as patrol units were arriving, police said. Officers searched the store and found the one male and 13 female employees in a locked storage room and bathroom, Neiman said. One of the women had sustained a non-life threatening stab wound to the neck, while a second woman had
been sexually assaulted, Neiman said. Both victims were treated at a local hospital and released later that morning. Police did not say how they believe the suspects managed to escape, nor did they disclose how much money was taken during the robbery. During a news conference Jan. 14, LAPD Chief Charlie Beck said the shopping center has multiple exits making it very difficult for officers to cover all of them. He praised the work of 20 detectives who worked for 48 hours to identify the suspects by scouring the crime scene and reviewing evidence. Police noted that security cameras at the center were highly useful in identifying some of the suspects. By Jan. 12, detectives had identified and arrested three of the suspects, police said.
Fake firearms are a focus of gun debate for activists fers personalized merit award certificates to children and families who pledge to not have or support toy guns. Phillips said she got involved with the anti-toy gun campaign nearly 30 years ago when her son was 4, pledging not to give him a toy gun as a gift. She urged parents to think twice about if their child should be playing with fake weapons rather than some other toy. “There are so many alternatives to a gun. It is a philosophy really, that you don’t encourage children to play with weapons of destruction,” Phillips said. In addition to playing with toy firearms at a young age, many children are exposed to other forms of violent media including, TV, video games and movies, Lieberman noted. According to the media psychiatrist, some studies on the impact of violent media have shown that the more violent media children and adults are exposed to, the more aggressive they become. Some studies have indicated that some people experience physical changes in the brain when they consume media violence, she said. Lieberman stressed that most
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By Vince Echavaria As legislators continue to debate gun laws in wake of the Newtown, Conn. shootings, some local activists want to shift part of the focus onto weapons used for play. Last month’s tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School where 20 first-graders and six school employees were killed, as well as other mass shootings last year, are cause to reinitiate a campaign against toy guns, they say. While he expressed support for efforts to ban assault weapons, Santa Monica resident and activist Jerry Rubin believes the debate should include what he says are the negative impacts that playing with toy guns can have on children. He was joined by Michelle Phillips, a founding member of the popular 1960s music group, The Mamas and Papas, psychiatrist Dr. Carole Lieberman, and Santa Monica-Malibu school district board member Oscar de la Torre at a news conference on the Third Street Promenade Jan. 11 to call attention to concerns of toy gun effects on children. Many toy guns, while containing a red tip to signify they are fake, can still pose a danger to those holding them if a police officer mistakes them for being the real thing, Rubin said. “It goes without saying that we have to double our efforts to curb the escalation of the real guns, the AK-47 guns that no one needs. But we have to be concerned about the toy guns as well, the realistic looking toy guns that police know still pose a danger,” Rubin said. Anti-toy gun activists were instrumental in helping to approve a ban on the sale and distribution of realistic looking toy firearms in Burbank 25 years ago, and later in Los Angeles and Santa Monica, Rubin said. Even with the red tips, many of the replica guns continue to look too realistic, said Rubin, who encourages adults to get rid of the toys and not enable their children to play with them. Children who are given toy guns as gifts by their parents may think it’s okay to act out shooting their friends, he said. “Why should our precious children think it’s okay to run around pretending to kill their fellow classmates and friends? Why is pretending to kill each other acceptable?” Rubin asked. In keeping with that message, the event was also held to promote the group’s no toy guns merit award project, which of-
A NEWS CONFERENCE in Santa Monica Jan. 11 was held to call attention to concerns about effects that playing with replica guns can have on youth. From left are Santa Monica-Malibu school board member Oscar de la Torre, psychiatrist Dr. Carole Lieberman, activist Jerry Rubin and former Mamas and Papas band member Michelle Phillips.
children who play with toy guns and violent media don’t grow up to be killers but says the toys can act as a gateway to violent behavior. “Toy guns are usually given to children when they are
very young. So that is like the entry drug to a culture of violence,” the doctor said. Rubin reiterated that there is a larger campaign on efforts to crack down on assault weapons
but said it’s important to consider the possible effects toy guns have on youth. “We support the assault weapon ban being brought back again and understand it’s the real guns that do the damage. But we have to be concerned about our kids at the earliest stage,” he said. De la Torre, the founder of the Pico Youth and Family Center, which works with at-risk youth, noted that the organization was created in response to four homicides and five shootings that occurred in the city. “Homicide is no game; any time a young person is killed in our city or throughout the country we have parents and family members that live with permanent pain,” he said. Toy guns, along with movies, video games and other media violence are desensitizing young people, de la Torre said. Parents must work to address the problem in a real way and more awareness and education on the issue needs to be brought into the classrooms, he said. “We have an obligation to deal with the root cause of the problem; we can’t just deal with the symptoms,” he said. §
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State of the Sharks exhibit on display at G2 Gallery
The G2 Gallery in Venice is presenting the photography exhibit State of the Sharks, documenting the ocean’s top predator. Above is Encounter by Mark Strickland, showing a Great White Shark off Guadalupe Island, Mexico.
SAY AHHH by Chris Huss is among the photographs of the ocean’s top predator featured in the State of the Sharks exhibit at the G2 Gallery.
The G2 Gallery in Venice is presenting State of the Sharks, a new exhibit of photographs documenting the ocean’s top predators, through March 3. An opening reception is scheduled from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19 at the G2 Gallery, 1503 Abbot Kinney Blvd., in Venice. A gallery spokesperson said the images featured, taken by Chris Huss and Mark Strickland, capture the “beauty and fragility” of sharks. The exhibit seeks to educate the public and raise awareness for the plight of sharks in the run-up to the bi-annual Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna (CITES), which will consider listing sharks as endangered species in March. Huss and Strickland are veteran divers who say they are concerned by the drastic decline of sharks that has occurred in recent years. They note that willingness to
help these beleaguered animals is a hard sell. The photographers have had their work in publications such as the New York Times and National Geographic, among others. “Sharks are incredibly misunderstood creatures,” explains Strickland, “and shark attacks against humans are very rare.” Stressors such as overfishing for shark fins, cosmetic and supplemental ingredients, bycatch, recreational fishing, and habitat loss are all threats that have brought sharks in view of extinction, biologists say. The G2 Gallery will donate all proceeds from the exhibit to benefit the marine life activist organization Shark Savers. Admission to the opening reception is $5 at the door, and all proceeds will benefit Shark Savers. Information, (310) 452-2842, or www. theg2gallery.com.
Plaza Suite to be performed at Morgan-Wixson Theatre The Morgan-Wixson Theatre in Santa Monica will present Neil Simon’s classic comedy Plaza Suite, beginning Saturday, Jan. 19 through Feb. 10. Performances are scheduled at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays, at Morgan-Wixson, 2627 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica. Directed by Michael Rothhaar, the 1968 comedy is a trio of stories, related by the PAGE 10 THE ARGONAUT January 17, 2013
fact that they all take place in Suite 719 in New York’s legendary Plaza Hotel, during its glory days. In the first segment, a suburban couple stays in the suite where they honeymooned over two decades earlier while their house is being painted. The wife has romance on her mind, but the husband can’t disconnect himself from the office for certain reasons. The second segment has a Hollywood
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nated for a Tony Award. The associate producer is Brian Raine and Laura Levin is the production stage manager. Set and lighting designs are by William Wilday, while costume design is by Kristy Pace. Tickets are $20 for general admission, or $18 for students and seniors. Information, (310) 828-7519, or www. morgan-wixson.org.
Skidmore Contemporary exhibit highlights Route 66 rural ones, stretching 2,400 miles from Chicago to Los Angeles, via the states of Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California. “Culturally, the route played a central role in John Steinbeck’s 1940 novel, ‘The Grapes of Wrath,’ about depression-era families seeking better lives west of Oklahoma,” said exhibit organizers. “Jack Kerouac immortalized free-spirited, cross-country travel in his 1957 novel, ‘On the Road,’ and Bobby Troup’s 1946 song, ‘Get Your Kicks on Route 66’ is as famous as the musical legends who have recorded it –
Nat King Cole, Chuck Berry and the Rolling Stones. “In the popular 1960s television show, ‘Route 66,’ two young men traveled the country in a Corvette. The series aired from 1960 to 1964, coinciding with the apogee of the national freeway expansion that would inevitably replace the route,” a gallery spokesperson said. The Skidmore Contemporary Art Gallery is at Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Ave. D2, Santa Monica. Information, (310) 828-5070, or www.skidmorecontemporaryart.com.
THE ROUTE 66 exhibit at Skidmore Contemporary Gallery in Santa Monica features works of vintage cars and other elements synonymous with the historic highway, including this image of a classic Jaguar by Cheryl Kelley.
The Skidmore Contemporary Art Gallery in Santa Monica is presenting Route 66, an exhibition that celebrates “a simpler America of vintage cars, diners, motels, gas stations, and tourist
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Grassroots Acoustica show to pay tribute to Dolly Parton The Grassroots Acoustica troupe will be saluting country music icon Dolly Parton on her birthday, in a benefit for Grassroots Acoustica Foundation, from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19 at The Talking Stick Coffee Lounge, 1411 C Lincoln Blvd., in Venice. The Grassroots Acoustica Foundation is a nonprofit organization that works to inspire musicians and music fans to support local charities through benefit concerts. The Grassroots Acoustica troupe of local singers/songwriters will
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presents Mystery Book Club, A Small Death in Lisbon, by Robert Wilson, 6:30 p.m., 12006 Venice Blvd., Mar Vista, (310) 390-3454, www.lapl.org.
LESLIE SACKS CONTEMPORARY — presents Santa Fe-based artist Joanne CITY OF SANTA MONICA/ Lefrak’s Treasure Sites, exhibit runs SANTA MONICA COLLEGE through Saturday, Feb. 23, Lefrak — presents Martin Luther King, Jr. scratches intricate drawings into Plexiglas, when illuminated, the pieces cast shadows onto the wall behind them, against the wall, these drawings come alive and can suddenly be viewed in stunning, nearly photographic detail, Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Ave., B-6, Santa Monica, (310) 264-0640, www.lesliesackscontemporary.com.
RUTH BACHOFNER GALLERY — new exhibition of paintings by art-
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Celebrations, shuffling the schedule of Santa Monica’s observance of his birthday, to avoid a conflict with President Obama’s inauguration, the city will host three events, themed “Redeem the Dream,” Friday, Jan. 18 through Sunday, Jan. 20, on Friday, Jan. 18, 7:30 – 9 a.m., interfaith prayer breakfast, Calvary Baptist Church, 1502 20th St., Santa Monica, suggested donation, $25 per person or $200 for table of 10, features Dominique Washington’s “Ready for the Dream,” a Table Talk conversation on Courage in Action, gospel music and more; Saturday, Jan. 19, 10 a.m., Nat Trives is keynote speaker, annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day celebration, a multiethnic interfaith program, inspirational readings, speakers, music, dance, singing, and MLK Education Awards, SGI Auditorium, 525 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, followed by a community involvement fair, noon 1:30 p.m. at the SGI Youth Center, 606 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, both events free; Sunday, Jan. 20, Santa Monica Symphony Orchestra performs a free memorial concert after President Obama is sworn in, 3:30 p.m., SGI Auditorium, 525 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, Information, (310) 260-8949.
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new prosthetic leg, donations appreciated, will be accepted at door, artist reception, 6 – 9 p.m., exhibit continues through Saturday, Jan. 26, for those unable to attend but wish to support Wasser, mail check payable to Hamilton Galleries LRW, mail to 1431 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, (310) 456-8677.
TRiP CLUB — presents Travis Creeps and the Mighty Swooners, Northern
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HARVELLE’S — presents Double Header: Chris Pierce, 9 p.m. and Kirk Fletcher, 11 p.m. doors open 8 p.m., 1432 Fourth St., Santa Monica, (310) 395-1676, tickets online, http://santamonicaharvelles.com/enhancedcalendar.
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James Bond Band, 8 p.m., free, no cover, kitchen open 11 a.m. – 1 a.m. daily, 2101 Lincoln Blvd., Santa Monica, (310) 3969010, www.tripsantamonica.com.
HARVELLE’S — presents Blowin’ Smoke Band, 9:30 p.m., doors open 8 p.m., 1432 Fourth St., Santa Monica, (310) 395-1676, tickets online, http:// santamonicaharvelles.com/enhancedcalendar. BEYOND BAROQUE — presents Shawn Waco: Raw City, using the urban landscape, nature, and people living in the society, Waco’s work puts a spotlight on the raw city, exposed without a place to hide, chosen medians are acrylic paintings, viscosity etchings, exhibit runs to Sunday, Feb. 3, 8 p.m., 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, (310) 822-3006, www.beyondbaroque.org. JOHN MUIR ELEMENTARY FLEA MARKET — ongoing every first
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TRiP CLUB — presents Drinking Liberally Presidential Inauguration Ball, A Little Freakout with DJs Ghost Lyon and softCORE, 8 p.m., free, no cover, kitchen open 11 a.m. – 1 a.m. daily, 2101 Lincoln Blvd., Santa Monica, (310) 3969010, www.tripsantamonica.com
VENICE-ABBOT KINNEY MEMORIAL BRANCH LIBRARY —
presents Red Cross Community Blood Drive, to make a life-saving appointment, visit www.redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code VeniceLibrary, or contact the branch directly to ensure donors are seen promptly, reduced wait times, all presenting donors will receive a coupon for a free Coldstone’s Creation ice cream, ID required to donate, noon – 6 p.m., 501 S. Venice Blvd., Venice, (310) 821-1769.
show, guests must leave after show to accommodate second dinner show seating, 8:30 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. for 9:30 p.m. show, cover for all shows is $15 per person, all guests making reservations must have dinner, cover for bar also $15, 1349 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice, (310) 396-3105, www.halsbarandgrill.com.
WESTCHESTER PARK FARMERS MARKET — fresh fruits and vegeta-
bles, ongoing event, every Wednesday, rain or shine, 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., 7000 W. Manchester Ave. (Lincoln and La Tijera across from Otis College), Westchester, www.westchesterfarmersmarket.com.
VENICE-ABBOT KINNEY TRiP CLUB — presents Chelsea Dyer, MEMORIAL BRANCH LIBRARY Aaron and Alejandra, M_Y_A Project, — presents ongoing Student/Homework 8 p.m., free, no cover, kitchen open 11 TRiP CLUB — presents Ben Powell
Zone, Monday through Thursday, 2:30 – 5:30 p.m., library offers a dedicated space, essential supplies, equipment, resources, trained computer aide to assist students grades 4 – 12, free printing, 501 S. Venice Blvd., Venice, (310) 8211769.
HARVELLE’S — presents The Mixx
Show, 9:30 p.m., doors open 8 p.m., 1432 Fourth St., Santa Monica, (310) 3951676, tickets online, http://santamonicaharvelles.com/enhancedcalendar
MAR VISTA PUBLIC LIBRARY —
presents Mar Vista Planning & Land
a.m. – 1 a.m. daily, 2101 Lincoln Blvd., Santa Monica, (310) 396-9010, www. tripsantamonica.com
HARVELLE’S — presents Service your Soul, hosted by Hunter and the Dirty Jacks, 9:30 p.m., doors open 8 p.m., 1432 Fourth St., Santa Monica, (310) 395-1676, tickets online, http:// santamonicaharvelles.com/enhancedcalendar.
Wednesday, 1/23 HAL’S BAR & GRILL — hosts
Grammy-nominated jazz musician Jeff Lorber, with special guest Jimmy Haslip, bass, Everette Harp, sax, Jamey Tate,
Slide Guitar Blues, TRiP Tease Burlesque, 8 p.m., free, no cover, kitchen open 11 a.m. – 1 a.m. daily, 2101 Lincoln Blvd., Santa Monica, (310) 3969010, www.tripsantamonica.com
HARVELLE’S — presents House of Vibe All-Stars Show, 9:30 p.m., doors open 8 p.m., 1432 Fourth St., Santa Monica, (310) 395-1676, tickets online, http://santamonicaharvelles.com/ enhancedcalendar. MAR VISTA PUBLIC LIBRARY —
presents Toddler/Preschool Story Time, 11 a.m. and Computer: e-mail, 2 p.m., 12006 Venice Blvd., Mar Vista, (310) 390-3454, www.lapl.org.
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To have a local event placed in the weekly calendar please provide the time, place, admission cost and a brief description, along with contact information, and submit at least 10 days prior to the event to firstname.lastname@example.org Grammy-nominated jazz musician Jeff Lorber will perform at Hal’s Bar & Grill on Wednesday, Jan. 23. THE SECRET GARDEN CONCERT SERIES — presents Neal Rosenfeld
playing tribal and electronic songs and soundscapes, also features aerial performance, live art, fortune telling, hot tea and cocoa, 6 – 9:30 p.m., $15, Robin’s Sculpture Garden, 1632 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice, (310) 399-7070, www. mysticjourneybookstore.com.
VENICE-ABBOT KINNEY MEMORIAL BRANCH LIBRARY —
presents Organic Gardening Workshop, how to create composting and vermicular bins, how to make compost tea and worm tea, how to start an organic home garden tips, techniques, RSVP yes to master gardener Emi, email@example.com, noon, 501 S. Venice Blvd., Venice, (310) 821-1769.
FREE OUTDOOR CONCERTS —
enjoy music by the sea, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m., R&B with Blue Breeze, two hours free parking with validation, Fisherman’s Village, 13755 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey.
YWCA SANTA MONICA/ WESTSIDE — come drum with us
every third Sunday of the month from 2 – 3 p.m., experience the power of drumming as a community, relax, let out your stress, express yourself creatively, let the kids put their energy into the drum, join Ossie Mair, drums available for your use, but you can bring your own, $10 adults, kids 12 and under free, 2019 14th St., Santa Monica, to register, (310) 452-3881, www.smywca.org
TRiP CLUB — presents Elle Carpenter,
Nicole Lexi Davis, Miles Schneider,
Seaholm Mackintosh, 8 p.m., free, no cover, kitchen open 11 a.m. – 1 a.m. daily, 2101 Lincoln Blvd., Santa Monica, (310) 396-9010, www.tripsantamonica.com.
BEYOND BAROQUE — join us for third Sunday of the month open reading, encourages younger poets to read, hosted by Jessica Ceballos, featured is Katherine Czerwinski, sign-ups begin 1:45 p.m., starts 2 p.m., five-minute time limit, free, but donations welcome, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, (310) 822-3006, www.beyondbaroque.org. HARVELLE’S — presents The Toledo Show, 9:30 p.m., doors open 8 p.m., 1432 Fourth St., Santa Monica, (310) 395-1676, tickets online, http://santamonicaharvelles.com/enhancedcalendar.
BEYOND BAROQUE — Karren
Lalonde Alenier Workshop: Winning Poetry Manuscripts, two publishers/editors offer their experience, join discussion, bring questions about what it takes to write a winning poetry manuscript, chapbook or full-length, 5 p.m., reading the editors follows at 7 p.m., admission, $7 general, $5 students/seniors, free to members, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, (310) 822-3006, www.beyondbaroque. org.
FREE OUTDOOR CONCERTS —
enjoy music by the sea, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m., country music with Jimi Nelson & The Drifting Cowboys, two hours free parking with validation, Fisherman’s Village, 13755 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey.
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Restaurants PIKNIC RESTAURANT
Vast California-style menu, appetizers, breakfast, lunch, full bar, catering, 13020 Pacific Promenade, Ste.1, Playa Vista, (310) 496-3966, www.piknic.us.
waterside patio dining, full Admiralty Way, Marina waterfront patio dining, 4445 Way, Marina del Rey, (310) www.TonyPs.com.
Italian subs, grilled flatbreads, sub sliders, salads and wraps, create your own sub, savory soups, catering for box lunches, trays, salad bowls and sides, Mon. - Sat. 9 a.m. - 10:30 p.m., Sun. 9 a.m. - 10 p.m., 4317 Glencoe Ave., #C19, Marina del Rey, (310) 821-1800.
ROLL ‘N RYE
Full service deli, breakfast, lunch, dinner, 7 days, catering, free parking, 10990 W. Jefferson Blvd., Culver City, at Sepulveda in Studio Village Shopping Center, (310) 390-3497, www.rollnrye. com.
Waterfront dining, fresh seafood, steaks, pasta, early-bird dinner, 3 - 6 p.m. weekdays, champagne brunch Sat/ Sun., Happy Hour, 13813 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey, (310) 823-4522, www. shanghairedsrestaurant.com.
Buffet-style dining, rotating menu of over 100 fresh menu items, 55-foot salad bar, 7 days, 11 a.m. - 9 p.m., Fri/ Sat. 11 a.m. - 10 p.m., Sun. 9 a.m.- 9 p.m., Howard Hughes Promenade, 6081 Center Drive, Westchester, (310) 6651144, www.souplantation.com. STONES STEAKHOUSE Fine dining, casual attire, breakfast, dinner, in the Marriott Marina del Rey, 4100 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey, (310) 578-4152. TONY P’S DOCKSIDE GRILL American cuisine, diverse menu,
bar, 4445 del Rey, Admiralty 823-4534,
Trendy gastropub, burgers, artisanal wines, beers, 333 Culver Blvd., Playa del Rey, (310) 821-0333, http://thetripel. com.
THE WAREHOUSE Waterfront dining, sunset specials, lunch, dinner, banquet facilities, Happy Hour Mon. - Fri. 4 - 6 p.m., 4499 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey, (310)823-5451, www.mdrwarehouse.com. VENICE ALE HOUSE
Organic, wholesome food, locally sourced, beer, wine, on the beach, outdoor seating, summer morning breakfast menu, 8 a.m., Mon. - Sun. noon - 10 p.m., public parking lot, takeout, catering, 2 Rose Ave.,Venice, (310) 314-8253, www.venicealehouse.com.
Special rolls, entrees, individual combos, made-to -order, 7 days, 10:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m., 2805 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice, (310) 577-7999, www.asakuma.com.
11:30 a.m. - 3 p.m., kids menu, Happy Hour Mon. - Thurs. 5 - 8 p.m., easy parking, 1447 4th St., Santa Monica, (310) 260-1423, www.benihana.com.
Healthy Asian cuisine, house-roasted coffee, organic teas, curries, stir-fry, soups, salads, breakfast, lunch, dinner, Tues. - Thurs. 11 a.m. - 9:30 p.m., Fri/ Sat. 11 a.m. - 10 p.m., 423 Culver Blvd., Playa del Rey, (424) 228-2140.
EKKAMAI THAI RESTAURANT
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Healthy Korean-style cuisine, no frying, no dairy, no skin, no trans fat, 7 days, 8730 S. Sepulveda, Westchester, (310) 670-6279, www.flamebroilerusa.com.
SANSAI JAPANESE GRILL
Thai original and fusion, beer and wine, online ordering available, 606 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica, (310) 3959658, www.bangkokwestthaicuisine.com.
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COCK ‘N BULL BRITISH PUB Breakfast, lunch, dinner, English fare, burgers, sandwiches, English beers on tap, every Sunday traditional roast of lamb or beef, Yorkshire pudding, live entertainment, 2947 Lincoln Blvd., Santa Monica, (310) 399-9696, www. cocknbullbritishpub.com.
Specialties, rolls, starters, salads, rolls, entrées, beer, wine, 13020 Pacific Promenade, Ste. 8, Playa Vista, (424) 228-2298, www.sweetfishsushi.com. Thai cuisine that includes chicken, beef, seafood dishes, lunch specials from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., daily, 523 Washington Blvd., Marina del Rey, (310) 578-4199.
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Authentic Thai cuisine, lunch, dinner, Mon. - Fri. 11 a.m. - 10 p.m., Sat/Sun. 11:30 a.m. - 10 p.m., 6234 W. Manchester Ave., Westchester, (310) 342-0046, www. thaidishesmanchester.com.
All things British icon since 1974, fish and chips, bangers and mash, beer, full bar, kids’ menu, general fare, 116 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica, (310) 4511402, www.yeoldekingshead.com.
Gourmet Chinese food, lunch, dinner, 7 days, 2805 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Marina del Rey, (310) 822-7373, also 8919 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Westchester, (310) 670-0071, www.wacky-wok.com.
Korean charcoal BBQ, modern Seoulstyle, certified Angus beef, 4029 Lincoln Blvd., Marina del Rey, (310) 578-7114, www.wharo.com.
EL RINCON CRIOLLO Authentic Cuban cuisine, pollo asado, Cuban-style roasted garlic chicken, ropa vieja, take-out, catering, 4361 Sepulveda Blvd., Culver City, 9310) 391-4478, www.bestcubanfood.com.
WILD THAI Thai delicacies from all regions of Thailand, lunch, dinner, 7 days, Promenade Howard Hughes Center, 6081 Center Drive, Unit 209, Westchester, (310) 215-0209, www. wildthairestaurant.com.
Original Cuban recipes, most order served with fried sweet plantains, your choice of rice or moro, delicious appetizers, lunch specials, soups and salads, 10319 Venice Blvd., Los Angeles, 90034, (310) 558-3168, www. versaillescuban.com.
Blend of Latin/Asian styles, lunch, dinner, vegetarian menu, gluten-free menu, full bar, rooftop dining, 395 Santa Monica Place, #306, Santa Monica, (310)
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have seen – there were many flavors going on, some very spicy and pungent, and a HP steak sauce for dipping. The HP Company sells this condiment almost exclusively in Asia and Australia; it tastes vaguely like Worcestershire sauce and Sriracha blended together. I’d try some of their other versions of French fries such as the sweet potato or curry fries, but I can’t imagine not getting one order of these per visit – the 20th bite is just as surprising as the first. Several items here are on the spicy side, so you will likely want a beverage close at hand. The jasmine tea that we both ordered was a bit sweeter than I prefer, and I probably should have gone for the chocolate and avocado smoothie. (Yes, they offer one.) They also feature both standard and Japanese sodas and iced coffee, so those who enjoy exotic nonalcoholic drinks will be in heaven here. The Battle Royale burger is named after a movie about murderous, cannibalistic Japanese middle school students (and doesn’t that make everyone hungry?). Between the buns of a Battle Royale are: angus beef patty, fried egg, avocado, romaine lettuce, tomato, onion, bacon, and spicy HP sauce, which gives this burger some of its distinctive flavor. Another flavor element is the fried egg, which has the yolk liquid unless you request otherwise. (The menu gives you a clue when they refer to it as an “egg-splosive” –
it was pure luck that most of it didn’t land on my shirt.) It’s a burger with many textures and flavors going on at the same time, and it’s a keeper. I knew what the Kokekokko sandwich was, thanks to a children’s book I once read – Kokekokko is Japanese for “cock-a-doodle-doo,” the noise made by a chicken. This particular chicken was ground into a burger and spiced and fried, then put on a bun with sliced ginger, tomato, fried egg, and HP sauce; it was delicious. We ordered a side of the yuzu-jalapeno cole slaw, an item that was apparently usually served on a sandwich. In my opinion the way to have it is as a side – the flavor of yuzu, a citrus similar to a lime, in cole slaw with hot peppers, is worth savoring on its own. We finished with the mocha custard, a splendid dessert. If you like the idea of a rich, slightly sweet coffee custard, you could live on this stuff. Our meal was $33 for all the food that two people could eat, and it was delicious, interesting and quickly served. You can’t ask for more from a fast food joint, and they give you a taste of cultural fusion for no extra charge. Humble Potato is at 8321 Lincoln Blvd. in Westchester. Open Mo-Fr 11:30 a.m. - 10 p.m., Sa-Su noon - 10 p.m. No alcohol, street parking, wheelchair access good. Menu at humblepotato.com. 323-9892242.
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By Pat Reynolds I was walking into work the other day when a fellow I know saw me, observed the stiff afternoon breeze that was howling, and said, “I bet you wish you were sailing today huh, Pat?” I looked at his beard that was pointing due west, smiled and said, “I think I’ll stick around here today.” I’ve gotten that many times before; a non-boater feels a hard wind and assumes it’d work well for a nice sail in the bay. Lots of wind equals good sailing – easy deduction. But the truth is, wind for a sailor is kind of like fire – most often it’s a God-sent sustaining force, but too much can make for a hellish nightmare. This is particularly true of the Santa Ana and heavy offshore winter winds that boaters are especially mindful of around this time of year. The effects of Santa Anas are well documented and publicized when it comes to the catastrophic effect they can have on spreading wildfires in mountainous regions, but they can also be
CATAMARAN SAILORS Chris Slagerman and Dave Sheesley venture into a big sea with high winds aboard a diminutive Inter-20 beach-cat off the coast of Marina del Rey.
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sipuedes and Punta Mesquite near the big arroyos. We headed for the beach to reduce the fetch and wham! Forty knots of sustained winds, bugs, flies, grasshoppers, birds, dirt and more bugs of all species came flying at us. What a mess. This lasted until five miles before Point Loma when it simply shut down.” Whether it’s a bona-fide Santa Ana wind or a robust offshore blow, Schaefer looks to the wisdom of Catalina Island residents who typically get hammered when these winds arrive. “For Catalina islanders, the real heavy offshore winds come in winter during or just after a front rolls through,” he said. “The islanders refer to these offshore winds as Santa Anas as well – and normally are the dangerous ones for Catalina and local boaters. Islanders say that when you see snow on the mainland-mountains after a storm and the sun is shining at the island
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Playa del Rey Dream Home with Panoramic Views “Fall in love as you drive up to this gorgeous home with fabulous blue water views,” say agents Ron Fineman and James Scott Suarez. “This threebedroom, four-bath home has almost 4,000 square feet, and the ocean views from both the front and the back of the house are enhanced as you step out onto the decks. The downstairs acts as a great guest suite, with an elegant foyer and staircase. The middle level encompasses an open floor plan, flowing from the inviting living room that has a fireplace, to the gourmet ‘eat-in’ kitchen that includes recessed lighting, and ending in the dining room, which is perfect for entertaining guests. The incredible master suite will literally take your breath away, and boasts expansive windows and a fireplace. The tastefully appointed master bath is a must-see.” www.244barbour.com
The property is offered at $1,889,000. Information, Fineman Suarez, Keller Williams Realty, Marina/LA, (310) 862-1761.
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712 Washington Blvd., Marina del rey
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New ANd SpectAculAr! Highest Floor 2Bd + 2Ba. Panoramic and Marina Views. Gorgeous Flooring, Open Kitchen with Top-of-theLine Stainless Steel Appliances. Fully Equipped, Luxurious Master Bath Spa. Very High Quality Remodel With Many Built-ins. Priced To Sell. Must See!...................................................................................... $699,000 New liStiNg! 1 Bedroom + 1.5 Bath, Impeccable Remodel with Striking Wood Panels and Intricate Marble Floors. Top-of-the-Line Technology, Security Systems, 6 Built-in TVs, Open Kitchen, Custom Finishings and More. A Luxurious Turn-Key Unit with Phenomenal Ocean/Mountain/City Lights and Sunset Views. Ultimate, FullyLoaded Bachelor Pad ......................................................................... $449,000 3 Bedroom + 2 Bath, Serene Marina Views. Contemporary Gorgeous Remodel. Hardwood Floors Throughout, Open Kitchen with SS Appliances, Maple Cabinets, Double Oven. Modern Baths, Marble Floor, Jet Tub, Huge Shower. Built-in Designer Closets. ....$599,000 New liStiNg! 3 Bedroom + 2 Bath, Marina/Ocean Views. Beautifully Appointed with Custom Cabinets, Flooring and Wall Treatments. Quiet Location..................................................... $610,000 New liStiNg! 2 Bedroom + 2 Bath, Spectacular Ocean and Harbor Views. Great Location, Must See! .......................................... $719,000 New liStiNg! Exquisite and Luxurious 2Bd 2 Ba with Captivating Ocean, Marina and HarborIN Views. Enjoy a !Spacious Living Room with ROW ESC Recessed Lighting, Adjacent to an Open and Fully Remodeled Kitchen that Features Granite Counter Tops. ..............................................................$689,000 OW! Built-in Murphy Bed and ESCRFloors, Studio Turn Key Unit withIN Bamboo Remodeled Kitchen. Will go Quickly! ..........................................$174,900 New liStiNg! 2 Bedroom + 2 Bath, Exceptional Marina Channel, Ocean, and Harbor Views. High Floor. Fantastic Deal! ......................................................................................................$575,000 2 Bedroom + 2 Bath, Breathtaking Marina and Ocean Views. Coveted Location, East Tower South ....................................................... $479,000 2-Story Penthouse with the Very Best Marina/Ocean Views in Marina City Club. Gorgeous, Top-of-the-Line Remodel, 2 Bedroom + Loft + 2.5 Bath, ............................................................. $1,190,000
marina City Club for leaSe New liStiNg: 2 Bed + 2 Bath Breathtaking Ocean, Marina, Channel and Sunset Views! Floor to Ceiling Windows. Freshly Painted, New Fixtures. Immaculate and Ready for Move in! ............................................ $4000/ Mo New liStiNg! 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath on the Coveted Plaza Level. City Views. .................................................................................................$2,275/Mo New liStiNg! 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath. Nicely Remodeled with Hardwood Floors. City, Mountain and Partial Ocean Views. ........................ $2,500/Mo
“Located in a lovely Westchester neighborhood, this home is sure to delight with its original details, quality improvements and traditional charm,” says agent Stephanie Younger. “A bright, open living room welcomes you, and the formal dining room leads to a stylishly updated kitchen with granite counters, custom cabinetry, and pleasant views from the sunny corner window. Three bedrooms and a spa-like, full bath complete the floor plan. French doors from two of the bedrooms open out to the centerpiece of this home, which is a large, private back yard, complete with wooden deck, and covered sitting area, perfect for al fresco dining. Features include refinished hardwood floors, fresh paint inside and out, new windows and doors, and tons of storage space.” The property is offered at $549,000. Information, Stephanie Younger, Teles Properties,
Spectacular Marina del Rey Condo with Views “This stunning, sleek contemporary condo is in the prestigious, full-service high rise, The Cove,” says agent Jesse Weinberg. “The two-bedroom, two-and-a-half bath unit offers nearly 1,800 square feet of living space with an oversized, wraparound balcony. Breathtaking ocean, Marina and city views from every room surround an open floor plan. The kitchen boasts Studio Becker cabinets, granite counters, a large center island, with Bosch and Thermador built-in appliances. The master bedroom has its own bath with dual sinks, oversized tub and a separate shower, a large walk-in closet, and floor-to-ceiling glass. Features include a separate laundry room and two-car parking. The full-service building has a 24-hour desk, valet, gym, pool and spa tub, and an indoor recreational lounge. Easy access to shopping, restaurants, bike path and boating.” The property is offered at $1,295,000. Information, Jesse Weinberg & Associates, Keller
Unique Unit in Marina City Club
“This impeccable one bedroom, one-and-a-half bath remodeled condo has striking wood panels and intricately designed marble floors that frame extraordinary mountain, sunset, ocean and city light views,” says agent Charles Lederman. “The open kitchen has exquisite finishings, custom cherry wood cabinets, brand new appliances, and granite counter tops. Equipped with top-of-the-line technology: a Kocom security camera and monitors throughout, a Brinks security camera, surround sound speaker system, six TVs and more. The master bath boasts a lavish walk-in bath tub, five shower heads and steam. This luxurious turn-key is fully loaded, one-of-a-kind, and the ultimate bachelor pad.” The property is offered at $449,000. Information, Charles Lederman, Marina
Selling The American Dream &
Penthouse ........... Marina/Ocean Views ....................................... $1,190,000* Penthouse ........... City/Mtn View-Bank Owned ............................ $649,000* 3BD + 2BA .......... Ocean/Harbor View ........................................... $659,900* 3BD + 2BA .......... Ocean/Harbor View ........................................... $590,000* 3BD + 2BA .......... Bank Owned - Harbor View ............................. $501,000** 2BD + 2BA .......... High Floor - Ocean/Harbor View ..................... $649,000* 2BD + 2BA .......... High Floor, Remodeled - Ocean/Harbor View ........... $715,000* 2BD + 2BA .......... Gorgeous Remodeled with Harbor View ................. $595,000* 1BD + 2BA .......... Short Sale - Ocean/Harbor View ...................... $285,000*
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8041 Denrock Avenue | Westchester $769,000 | Open Sunday, 1-4pm
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815 Main St. #107 El Segundo | $435,000
6336 W. 85th Street Westchester | $665,000
6414 W. 85th Street Westchester | $637,500
7937 Ramsgate Avenue Westchester | $570,000
7400 Ogelsby Avenue Westchester | $810,000
7413 McCool Avenue Westchester | $812,000
7416 Ogelsby Avenue Westchester | $815,000
7618 W. 83rd Street Westchester | $900,000
6332 W. 85th Street 7406 Earldom Avenue 7516 Alverstone Avenue 7414 Kentwood Avenue Westchester | $550,000 Playa Del Rey | $710,000 Westchester | $1,075,000 Westchester | $725,000
7135 W. 91st Street Westchester | $575,000
7832 Bleriot Avenue Westchester | $586,000
8009 Gonzaga Avenue 6650 Kentwood Bluffs Dr 6504 W. 87th Street Westchester | $607,650 Westchester | $1,266,500 Westchester | $786,500
7924 El Manor Avenue Westchester | $685,000
13031 Villosa Pl. #406 Playa Vista | $655,000
8028 Kentwood Avenue 6800 Altamor Drive 7419 Dunbarton Avenue 5942 Abernathy Drive Westchester | $984,000 Westchester | $1,300,000 Westchester | $1,200,000 Westchester | $820,000
8126 Kenyon Avenue Westchester | $620,000
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Erik Flexner Awarded Top Agent at Coldwell Banker Marina del Rey and Playa Vista
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“This charming Westchester house is situated on a huge lot approximately 10,196 square feet,” says agent Phil Gilboy. “The three-bedroom, two-bath home has a large living room, with a fireplace, and a view into a nice patio area. All the bedrooms are good sized. There are hardwood floors throughout the home, an inside laundry, and a two-car garage.” The property is offered at $699,000. Information, Phil Gilboy, The Real Estate
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5857 W. 78th Pl., Westchester Charming 3 bedroom/1.5 bath home located on a quiet street in Westport Heights. Featuring hardwood floors throughout, large living room looking into a nice patio area and an oversized lot of approximately 10,196 s.f. This wonderful home is in good condition with great potential for more! $699,000.
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Manitoba West, Playa del Rey New Listing! Fabulous 2 bedroom/2 bath condo + loft area! Featuring remodeled gourmet kitchen and bathrooms! Excellent buy for clean, spacious and bright top floor unit! Great complex with many amenities including pool, spa, tennis, paddle tennis, gym and sauna. Close to beach, restaurants, marina and more! $469,000.
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6750 Andover Lane, Westchester Beautiful spacious home in the exclusive Kentwood Collection community in North Kentwood. This home features an impressive entry and living room, 4 bedrooms/4 bathrooms, large open gourmet kitchen with dining area opening to the family room and rear yard. Luxurious master suite upstairs + 2 bedrooms and bedroom suite downstairs, perfect for guests, extended family and/or home office. $1,175,000.
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8701 Delgany ave, #111, Playa Del Rey Fabulous newly remodeled condo in Briarcliff complex; foyer entry to LR & DR w/ new laminte flooring; spac sunroom w/ view of pool; rem kit w/ granite, SS appl & tile floor; 2 ensuite bdrms; 2 rem ba; HOA $375. $417,000
8426 Flight ave, westchesteR Spacious Cape Cod home on lg corner lot; LR w/ fplc & bay window; formal DR; rem kit w/ granite, SS appl & brkfst rm; den; 3 bd; MBR suite; 3.5 ba; det office; oversized garage + parking for 4 cars; many special features inside & out. $819,000
8045 KentwooD ave, westchesteR Wonderful Kentwood home on lg lot w/ traditional style; LR w/ fplc; lg formal DR; kit w/ built-ins & eating area; 3 bd; 1.75 ba; hdwd floors; enclosed patio; rear yd w/ lg wrap-around deck & lush landscaping; FA heating $819,000
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Marina del rey – 3 Bed + 3 Bath Marina del rey – 3 Bed + 3 Bath 1 Eastwind #303 13700 Marina Pointe Drive #1205 Furnished at $2,995,000/Lease for $12,000 Offered at $1,850,000
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Q: What are the indicators for the Buyer Purchasing Power Index (BPI) in 2013? A:
Buyer purchasing power remains high. The BPI decreased slightly to 7.7 in December 2012. This represents a 7.7 percent increase in mortgage funds available to today’s buyers over one year earlier, according to first tuesday journal online. December’s BPI was up from 8.66 in December 2011. All figures remain positive for short-term upward price movement. first tuesday forecasts the BPI will drop to zero by mid-2013 and remain there throughout 2014. The BPI will go negative in 2015 when long-term rates rise due to an improving economy. Sellers will then experience downward pressure on prices as buyers are able to borrow less with the same income.
The BPI is calculated using the average 30-year fixed rate mortgage (FRM) rate from Freddie Mac (Western region) and the median income in California. A positive index number means buyers can borrow more money this year than one year earlier. A negative index figure translates to a reduced amount of mortgage funds available. An index of zero means there was no year-over-year change in the amount a buyer can borrow. At a BPI of zero, prices can’t rise unless buyers resort to adjustable rate mortgage (ARM) financing techniques. As BPI rises, a buyer can borrow more money and purchase a more expensive home, but still make the same monthly payment they would have made earlier when mortgage
money was more expensive. Buyer purchasing power is the driving force behind real estate pricing. On one side of the scale sits the buyer with money; on the other is the seller with a property. Between them sits the all-powerful lender. The maximum amount mortgage lenders will lend a qualified buyer depends on current mortgage rates. As mortgage rates rise, the maximum price a buyer can pay declines since the amount they are able to borrow declines. The static 31 percent debt-to-income ratio (DTI) is set for buyers needing a mortgage. Going forward, buyer income will change annually based on consumer inflation of 2-3 percent. This inflation figure has been typical for nearly two decades. As interest rates
rise, the interest portion of monthly payments on new mortgages rises. The result is a reduction in the portion of each payment that goes toward amortizing the loan principal. The smaller the loan principal loan amount, the less price sellers can get from buyers. It is axiomatic. This week’s question was answered by Carrie Reyes, first tuesday Realty Publications, Copyright©2012, Inc., first tuesdayjournal online — P.O. Box 5707, Riverside, CA 92517. first tuesday journal online is a real estate news source. It provides analyses and forecasts for the California real estate market, and has done so since 1978.
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“Discover Old World charm in this picturesque and artful 2-story, 2-bedroom plus office, 2-bath 1928 Spanish home with Mexican paver tile, wood floors, arched doorways and original details,” says agent Betsy Goldman. Features include an interior with antique fixtures combined with modern conveniences traveling from a past era to the present, a spacious beautifully landscaped yard with built-in barbeque and three seating areas perfect for entertaining. Pick your own herbs from an herb garden and lemons and peaches from the trees. French doors open from the master bedroom to a balcony and from the living room to a patio providing an indoor/outdoor flow and many windows give light and air throughout. May be completely or partially furnished. Plently of closet space and storage including a 21’ x 2 1/2’ garage area. This property is offered for lease at $5,225 a month. Information, agent Betsy Goldman, Abbot Kinney Real Estate, (310)392-1014.
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“This fabulous condo is in the West Tower North of the Marina City Club, and offers spectacular ocean and sunset views,” says agent Eileen McCarthy. “The one-bedroom, one-bath unit has highly upgraded hardwood floors, granite counter tops in the kitchen, and recessed lighting. Enjoy the amenities that the club has to offer, such as three swimming pools, racquetball and tennis courts, a private gym, a restaurant, a convenience store, a spa, and 24-hour guard gated security.” The property is offered at $319,900. Information, Eileen McCarthy, Marina Ocean Properties, (310) 822-8910.
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4/3 Gorgeous, completely renovated, 2,264 sf home 3 bd Custom 2-story home, top quality materials 4 bd Entertainer’s dream, hdwd floors
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116 Ketch Mall 4325 Redwood #1 4603 Roma Court 125 Reef 28 Driftwood Street #A 4818 Roma Court 6 Voyage Street #203
5/4.5 Traditional home on Silver Strand 2/2 Beautifully renovated end unit 3/3.5 Ideal location, custom floor plan 4/5.5 Stunning Silver Strand home 2 bd Contemporary townhouse 4 bd Villa, attention to detail & ambiance Oceanfront home on the beach
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2/1.75 Fabulous remodeded condo, gourmet kitchen Open floor plan w/almost 4,000 sf, stunning master 2/2 On R2 lot, completely remodeled Custom-blt estate, unlimited ocean views
$417,000 $1,889,000 $799,000 $3,839,000
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1259 25th Street 608 Pico Place 404 San Vicente #203 1110 Stanford Street 222 7th Street #202
Inviting white-picket-fenced Cape Cod traditional 3/2 Modern Architectural on cul-de-sac Close to shopping areas, outdoor patio, parking 3 bds + den, lg lot and backyard 2/2 Steps from the famous SM stairs, Palisades Park
$1,375,000 $1,549,000 $619,500 $1,750,000 $696,000
Marc J. Robinson Ben Vayner George Chung Angela Forgo Jack Bitton
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323-304-0892 310-415-5050 310-391-6346 310-622-7429 310-954-8767
2328 Penmar Avenue 856 Venezia Avenue 402 Howland Canal
Updated Traditional, designer finishes, back house 4/3.5+office Open plan, center island cook’s kitchen On Venice Canals, blocks to beach and Abbot Kinney
$1,095,000 $2,395,000 $3,199,000
Jerry Jaffe Jennifer Hughes David Kelmenson
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8106 Fordham Road 6536 W. 85th Place 6466 Nancy Street 8045 Kentwood Avenue
5/3.5 2-Story traditional hm, 2 master baths, lg backyd 3/2 Upgraded Kentwood hm w/MB ste, LR w/fp 3/1 Top N.Kentwood location, completely redone 3/1.75 Great Kentwood hm w/updated kitch, encl patio
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More than 3,500 compete in Los Angeles 13.1 Marathon, 5K Tonny Okello of the Santa Monica Track Club captured first place in the men’s division and Karolina Jarzynska of Alamosa, Colo. was the top finisher for women at the fourth annual Allstate Life Insurance Los Angeles 13.1 Marathon Jan. 13. More than 3,500 participants competed in the half marathon and 5K events, where close finishes were the order of the day. The 13.1 Marathon began on the Venice Boardwalk and followed a coastal route through Venice, Marina del Rey and Playa del Rey, finishing near Dockweiler State Beach, while the 5K started and ended at Dockweiler. Okello surged at the finish to win the men’s title, defeating Jordan Horn of Portland, Ore. by two seconds, 1:06:01 to 1:06:03. In the women’s division, Jarzynska pulled away in the race’s late stages to win by seven seconds over Kenya’s Risper Gesabwa with 1:12.34. “The course was flat and fast,” said Okello, who is originally from Uganda but now lives in Santa Monica. “The freezing conditions made it difficult and it was windy at times.” The temperature was 38 degrees at the race starting line. “It was windy out there and the competition was tough,” said Jarzynska, who is originally from Poland. “There were some hills and I won the race today by pushing the last mile.” Allstate Life Insurance and nonprofit organization Give Your Sole collected more than 400 pairs of gently used shoes from race participants to benefit Union Rescue Mission, which serves homeless men,
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Airport staff evaluates the replacement of vehicles, sedans and light trucks, medium and heavy-duty trucks and other specialized equipment on a case-by-case basis. The recent board action will allow for the replacement of sedans at the end of their useful life. Replacement of those sedans will increase availability, reliability, operation safety and delivery of services, while decreasing maintenance and ownership costs, airport officials said. There are currently more than 600 alternative-fuel vehicles, or more than 70 percent of the fleet, at LAWA’s facilities.
New parent center at high school opens A parent center is now open at Venice High School, allowing families to obtain parent support for student achievement and receive resources and information. “We are offering some great workshops this second semester,” said Lydia Ponce, one of the center’s volunteers. Parents who come to the center regularly are encouraging other Venice High parents to be actively involved in their child’s education. A variety of volunteer
opportunities, such as school committees, sports events and fundraising can be arranged, Ponce said. The center is located two buildings west of the covered lunch area in Bungalow 22. Parking is available off campus. When arriving at the campus, visitors are asked to sign in at the main office and get a visitor’s badge. Information, Ponce at (424) 272-7074, or www.venicehigh.net.
Westside Neighborhood School students finish among top 4 in mock trial A team from Westside Neighborhood School in Del Rey recently advanced to the quarterfinals of a mock trial competition involving 120 schools. The team of 22 middle school students finished with one of the top four scores in the competi- JURY DUTY – Students from Westside Neighborhood School in Del Rey visited Judge Upinder Kalra’s courtroom to observe a tion, held at the Stan- real trial in preparation for their mock trial competition. ley Mosk Courthouse in downtown Los AnThe WNS team practiced for weeks and geles. on weekends as a part of an elective course. Students prepared for both the defense Coached by social studies teacher Rob Young and prosecution of a case, filling all of the and by several law students, the team had the roles from prosecuting attorney to defense at- opportunity to take a field trip to visit Judge torney, bailiffs and expert witnesses. For its Upinder Kalra’s courtroom and observe an mock trial, the Del Rey school team presided actual trial. over a hit and run case, which concerned the “The cool thing about this program is the son of a mayor who is accused of a hit and respect that the two competing teams show run. for one another and the fact that we get to The issue is whether the defendant was participate in real courtrooms downtown with actually driving the car when the boy was hit. real judges and attorneys who serve as scorThe teams must prepare and follow the ers and jurors. It’s great to get their feedback rules of evidence, as well as courtroom proto- on how our students perform and what they cols and procedures. can do better,” Young said.
LMU student projects to be part of KCET film series
A current Loyola Marymount University film student as well as a recent graduate have been selected to be part of KCET’s “Fine Cut Series.” Sophomore Isidor Pollak and Bryce Hirschberg, who graduated this past spring, will have their films shown on the public television station along with other student film projects. Hirschberg’s short film called Counterfeiter was filmed in one continuous shot. Pollak’s student project is Dreams: A Trayvon Martin Story. Counterfeiter also received the Best
Picture Award in the LMU School of Film and Television’s 2012 Film Outside the Frame Festival, as well as Best Experimental Film at the California Film Awards. KCET’s “Fine Cut Series” is a five-week series showcasing some of the year’s finest documentaries, comedic, dramatic and animated shorts by students. Dreams: A Trayvon Martin Story will make its television debut Thursday, Jan. 17 at 9 p.m. Counterfeiter is slated to be shown Feb.7 at 9 p.m.
Bond refinancing creates $2.6 million in savings for Santa Monica-Malibu district residents Refunding of the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District’s general obligation bonds from the 2006 election has led to over $2.6 million in savings for district taxpayers, school officials announced. The refunding of bonds is similar to refinancing a home mortgage, in which homeowners receive lower interest rates and save money by reducing their monthly mortgage payments and/or shortening the years of mortgage debt. By refunding the 2006 bonds, the district will reduce the overall cost to the community and taxpayers through lower interest rates, without extending the terms of the original bonds, school officials explained. The savings will be returned to taxpayers in the form of decreased property tax bills. The process is expected to take two to three months to complete. After the district administration per-
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LEGAL ADVERTISING FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2012 251379 The following person is doing business as: Brighter Collective, 12115 West Bluff Creek Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90094, County of Los Angeles. Articles of Incorporation or Organization Number: AI #ON: Registered owner: Earthbound Interactive, LLC, 12115 West Bluff Creek Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90094. This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 11/01/12. 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: Blaine Behringer, Earthbound Interactive, LLC, Manager/Member. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on January 7, 2013. Argonaut published: January 17, 24, 31, February 7, 2013. NOTICE-In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code).
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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2012 252628 The following person is doing business as: Galina’s Tailoring, 748 Washington Blvd., Marina del Rey, CA 90292, County of Los Angeles. Articles of Incorporation or Organization Number: AI #ON: Registered owner: Galina Kriss, 13603 Marina Pointe Dr., A-317, M.d.R., CA 90292. This business is conducted by an Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Registrant Signature/Name: Galina’s Tailoring, Galina Kriss. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on December 20, 2012. Argonaut published: January 3, 10, 17, 24 2013. NOTICE-In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code).
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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2012 254102 The following person is doing business as: Stop N’ Drop Auction Shop, 11485 Jefferson Blvd., Culver City, CA 90230, County of Los Angeles. Articles of Incorporation or Organization Number: AI #ON: Registered owner: Rashawn Watkins, 700 West 62nd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90044. 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: Rashawn Watkins, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on 12-24-12. Argonaut published: January 3, 10, 17, 21, 2013. NOTICE-In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of
a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2012 254116 The following person is doing business as: 4 Table Massage, 3634 Regal Place #3, Los Angeles, CA 90068, County of Los Angeles. Articles of Incorporation or Organization Number: AI #ON: Registered owner: Mario A. Lopez, 3634 Regal Place #3, Los Angeles, CA 90068. 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: Mario A. Lopez, Sole Proprietor. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on 12-24-12. Argonaut published: January 3, 10, 17, 21, 2013. NOTICE-In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2012 254133 The following person is doing business as: 360 MIND, 2200 Santa Monica, CA 90404, County of Los Angeles. Articles of Incorporation or Organization Number: AI #ON: 3000437. Registered owner: Daniel F. Kelly, M. D. Neurosurgical, Inc., 2200 Santa Monica, CA 90404. This business is conducted by a Corporation. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on January 1, 2013. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Registrant Signature/Name: Daniel F. Kelly, M. D. Neurosurgical, Inc., President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on 12-24-12. Argonaut published: January 3, 10, 17, 21, 2013. NOTICE-In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2012 254138 The following person is doing business as: 1. Hush Little Baby, 2250 S. Beverly Glen Blvd. #203, Los Angeles, CA 90064, County of Los Angeles. 2. PO Box 931318, Los Angeles, CA 90093. Articles of Incorporation or Organization Number: AI #ON: Registered owner: Thomas A. Kilzer, 2250 S. Beverly Glen Blvd. #203, Los Angeles, CA 90064. This business is conducted by and Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 11/22/2012. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Registrant Signature/Name: Thomas A. Kilzer, Founder. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on December 24, 2012. Argonaut published: January 10, 17, 24, 31,
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 000647 The following person is doing business as: Cal Stem Therapeutics, 13235 Fiji Way, Unit H, Marina del Rey, CA 90292, County of Los Angeles. Articles of Incorporation or Organization Number: AI #ON: Registered owner: Maria D. A. Espinosa De Los Monteros, 13235 Fiji Way, Unit H, Marina del Rey, CA 90292. 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: Maria D. A. Espinosa De Los Monteros, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on January 3, 2013. Argonaut published: January 10, 17, 24, 31, 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 001607 The following person is doing business as: Greg Masuda Pool Service, 12060 Hammack St., Culver City, CA 90230, County of Los Angeles. Articles of Incorporation or Organization Number: AI #ON: Registered owner: Greg I. Masuda, 12060 Hammack St., Culver City, CA 90230. 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: Greg Masuda, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on January 4, 2013. Argonaut published: January 17, 24, 31, February 7, 2013. NOTICE-In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013 001609 The following person is doing business as: Cyndi Bands, 4096 Glencoe Ave., Marina del Rey, CA 90292, County of Los Angeles. Articles of Incorporation or Organization Number: AI #ON: 2474096. Registered owners: Cynthia Sarah, Inc, 4096 Glencoe Ave., Marina del Rey, CA 90292. This business is conducted by a Corporation. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above
on November 2012. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Registrant Signature/Name: Cynthia Sarah, Inc, President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on January 4, 2013. Argonaut published: January 17, 24, 31, February 7, 2013. NOTICE-In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013 002675 The following person is doing business as: ChinToy Consulting, 4249 East Blvd. #6, Los Angeles, CA 90066, County of Los Angeles. Articles of Incorporation or Organization Number: AI #ON: Registered owner: Sally Jue, 4249 East Blvd. #6, Los Angeles, CA 90066. This business is conducted by an Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Registrant Signature/ Name: Sally Jue, Sole Proprietor. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on January 7, 2013. Argonaut published: January 17, 24, 31, February 7, 2013. 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 002685 The following person is doing business as: 2309 Lucerne Partners, 3031 West Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90016, County of Los Angeles. Articles of Incorporation or Organization Number: AI #ON: Registered owner: 1. Philip Lewis, 3031 West Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90016. 2. Devlyn Candler, 3030 West Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90016. This business is conducted by Copartners. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Registrant Signature/ Name: Philip Lewis, Copartner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on January 7, 2013. Argonaut published: January 17, 24, 31, February 7, 2013. NOTICE-In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code).
FICTITIOuS BuSInESS naME STaTEMEnT File no. 2013 005150 The following person is doing business as: insurevents.com, 9841 Airport Blvd., Ste 1000, Los Angeles, CA 90045, County of Los Angeles. Articles of Incorporation or Organization Number: AI #ON: 2480207. Registered owners: Event Insurance Services, Inc., 9841 Airport Blvd., Ste 1000, Los Angeles, CA 90045. This business is conducted by a Corporation. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Registrant Signature/Name: Event Insurance Services, Inc., Sandra Zumbado, President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on January 9, 2013. Argonaut published: January 17, 24, 31, February 7, 2013. NOTICE-In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code).
publiC notiCes nOTICE OF aPPLICaTIOn TO SELL aLCOHOLIC BEVERAGES Date of Filing Application: DECEMBEr 27, 2012. To Whom It May Concern: The Name of the Applicant is: aIr nEW ZEaLanD LIMITED. The applicants listed above are applying to the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to sell alcoholic beverages at: 380 WOrLD Way BraDLEy WEST, COrE LEVEL 6, STar aLLIanCE LOunGE, LOS anGELES, Ca 90045. Type of License Applied for: 51 - CLuB. Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control 888 S. Figueroa St., Suite 320, Los Angeles, CA 90017 (213) 833-6043. LA1257421. Argonaut Published: January 10, 17, 24, 2013.
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