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A Clash of Wills Panel faults officer, protesters in pepper spraying incident at SMC By Gary Walker Nine months after an infamous incident that received national news coverage when Santa Monica College students were pepper sprayed before a contentious board of trustees meeting, an independent review panel has released its findings. Dozens of students came to the April 3 board meeting to protest a proposal by college administrators to impose a two-tiered course system where students taking core classes such as English, mathematics and science would be charged as much as $180 per course in the summer and winter sessions. A confrontation between demonstrators and SMC police occurred and the officers pepper sprayed the crowd of protestors, who were trying to enter the board room. Approximately 30 people sought decontamination from the effects of the pepper spray. Following the incident, col-

lege administrators called for an independent review of the clash between campus police and students. The review panel’s report found that one officer engaged in an inappropriate use of force and called the conduct of several of the student demonstrators “unacceptable.” It cleared a number of veteran campus police officers but suggested that “additional training and protocols” were needed for the campus force. “The report provides a series of findings and conclusions regarding pre-planning, crowd control, communications, sufficiency of personnel, behavior of protesters, the needs of the campus community to be educated on protest rights and responsibilities, and the priority use of student discipline processes to address violation of campus protest rule,” the panel wrote. While the review indicated many members of the campus police largely acted in a profes-

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Santa Monica College student Samaria Gomez, left, and an unnamed student are assisted by a Santa Monica firefighter after an April 3 incident where campus police pepper sprayed a crowd of demonstrators.

sional manner at the April 3 incident, one officer did not. “The report concludes that some force threatened or used by one individual officer was inappropriate,” the panel wrote. In addition, there are 13 recommendations for a variety of

areas and college departments that are within the official documents. SMC President Chui L. Tsang accepted the results of the investigation. “Santa Monica College is an outstanding learning institution,

open, diverse, and supportive of the free exchange of ideas,” he said. “I am heartened by the thorough examination and detailed recommendations provided by the review panel regarding the April 3, 2012, protest events. (Continued on page 10)

Board representing L.A. neighborhood councils asks for notification By Gary Walker Since their creation during the Los Angeles City Charter amendment process over a decade ago, neighborhood councils have made great strides in gaining increased influence in creating a forum for dialogue on some of the city’s most pressing matters, including homelessness, budget items and land use matters. As volunteers, board members’ work and observations on critical local topics give their respective City Council representatives an important, ground level perspective in real time on what

is important to the constituents of their council districts. But a recent series of events have motivated a subset of the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment, the city agency that supervises the 95 neighborhood councils to ask the Los Angeles City Council for earlier notification on projects and initiatives that could affect the lives of their constituents. The Board of Neighborhood Commissioners (BONC) sent a letter to the City Council and Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa Jan. 22, which includes asking Villaraigosa for an executive order

that would require city departments to appoint a neighborhood council liaison to alert them. “We need an early warning system on important issues for neighborhood councils,” said BONC Commissioner Linda Lucks. A recent action by Councilman Mitchell Englander is Exhibit A for the appeal for prior notification on council plans and initiatives. Early this month, Englander proposed a $3-million bond measure that would hike property taxes over a 20-year period, generating revenue in (Continued on page 9)


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AMC must have been kidding when it thought moviegoers would enjoy a dine-in experience in the theater. Having been an entertainment journalist and graduate film student at USC, I had my doubts that any dine-in movie experience would be a positive one. After a recent afternoon at the AMC Dine-in Theatres near Marina del Rey, my misgivings were confirmed. I don’t think I’m being particular when I admit I was extremely distracted when waiters “crouched” – or tried to – while they were delivering food, picked up used trays and brought more food during the course of the film. This continually blocked my view of the screen. My senses were further bombarded

with a mélange of smells wafting by: French fries, fish, popcorn, nachos, to name just an identifiable few. It finally was impossible to concentrate with patrons talking to the waiters about their order and fumbling for payment. The concept of eating and viewing was introduced at this AMC on Dec. 3, after closing in May 2012 for reconstruction. I decided to treat myself to a Sunday afternoon movie, Quentin Tarantino’s “Django Unchained.” The audience hooted and hollered throughout, talking to the inanimate screen. “You go get ‘em, woo hoo!” yelled the woman seated next to me. I asked her if she was going to talk the entire film. She didn’t respond and continued with a running commentary while chomping loudly VOL 43, NO 4

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on carrots and celery. She might have been dissuaded from talking had the theater offered a “silence please” reminder before the movie – common practice today in most other venues. Upon leaving, I informed theater personnel of my displeasure and was assured I’d be sent some passes to “try the theater again.” I left frustrated and decided – passes or not – never to return. Two weeks have gone by; the passes haven’t arrived. So much for customer service. A friendly warning to anyone who appreciates cinema and wants to watch a movie in peace: at all costs, avoid theaters offering dine-in experiences. Jane Lieberman Marina del Rey

The odds for LAX light rail USC will win the national championship in men’s hoops, the Clippers will go undefeated throughout the playoffs and win their first NBA title, the Kings will win the Stanley Cup, the Dodgers the World Series and UCLA will capture the BCS Football Championship — all in the same year — before the first shovel of dirt is turned to extend either the Metro Crenshaw or Green Line to Los Angeles International Airport. Janice Hahn has a better shot at serving two terms as mayor of Los Angeles. Bill Bell Mar Vista

Residents owed consideration in runway plan

I am a resident of Marina del Rey, where more and more flights go over the beach and the 8,000 adjacent residences. We were not surveyed either about moving the northernmost runway at Los Angeles International Airport closer to Westchester. If not necessary for safety, it should not be done. It brings noise, pollution and reduced property values to Westchester. Los Angeles World Airports should concentrate on having a rail line to and from the airport and more moving conveyors and wheelchairs for its passengers. In ease of passenger movement, it can’t compare to New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport. Paying today’s property taxes entitles residents and business owners to some consideration. Lynne Shapiro Marina del Rey

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The frivolous debate over preserving Paul Conrad’s Chain Reaction sculpture in Santa Monica is just another example of how our City Council wastes money on needless studies that no doubt line the pockets of special interests who contribute to incumbents’ campaigns for re-election. The late Conrad intended his cartoon (Continued on next page)

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The “30 in 10” Measure J failed by 1 percent Nov. 6 because the marketing of the measure was terrible. No one knew about it. Also, the other bond issues were on the same ballot. Simply do it again. Market it better. All of the politicians – city, county, and mainly the mayor – need to get behind it. It could maybe be done in March. We desperately need a better transportation system ASAP. Harlan Lee Marina del Rey

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MARINA DEL REY MIDDLE SCHOOL PRINCIPAL DR. BRENDA RA’OOF and LAPD Officer Johnny Gil at a faculty meeting at the Del Rey school. Per state law, all schools are required to have safety and emergency plans.

By Gary Walker State Sen. Ted Lieu is reintroducing legislation that would make it mandatory for school districts to put together emergency response plans. Shortly after Adam Lanza killed 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., school districts around the nation have been upgrading or reevaluating existing procedures for

lockdowns and evacuation plans. “Currently, the state does not have accurate figures on how many public schools have established school-safety plans that outline emergency steps that must be taken immediately should something horrible occur,” said Lieu, whose district includes schools within District 4 on the Westside. “As of last year, no district has ever been fined for failing to

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happened in Newtown. LAUSD Board Member Steve Zimmer, who represents schools in Venice, Mar Vista, Del Rey and Venice, advocates spot checks on safety plans at schools as well as considering other things like video monitoring. “Any moment of crisis demands that we check our safety and earthquake kit, as it were, and the most important piece of that is preparation,” he said. Data from the school accountability report card showed in 2009, the latest data found, that 32.5 percent, or 25 out of 77 public middle schools in Los Angeles have no safety plan at all. Another 16 had outdated plans and/or failed to review them with staff. In all, the noncompliance rate reported was 53.2 percent. Every campus within the Los Angeles Unified School District has a safety plan, according to district officials. Since the Newtown tragedy, the Los Angeles Police Department has deployed hundreds of officers to many LAUSD campuses. At Marina Del Rey Middle School in Del Rey, police officers have been on campus since Jan. 7. The California Education Code Section 35294.6(b) requires each school to report in July on the status of its school safety plan (including a description of the plan’s key elements) in the annual school accountability report card prepared pursuant to Education Code Sections 33126 et seq. and 35256 et seq. “There should be a districtwide statement of philosophy, an enabling policy, and guidelines that serve as a foundation for safe school plans created by individual schools,” states the website of the California Board of Education. “The statement should provide a clear sense of purpose and exemplify district support for the entire planning process.” Zimmer said established safety guidelines are critical to not only the wellbeing of the faculty, staff members and students at a school, but also to its academic atmosphere. “Having a school policy is a very, very effective way of providing safety and security to a vast and diverse school district as is LAUSD,” the board member said. The National Rifle Association has advocated placing armed guards in all of the nearly 98,000 public schools in the nation, a suggestion rejected by Zimmer and Lieu. “Armed teachers are not the answer,” said the senator, who is a colonel in the U.S. Air Force Reserves. “Fewer guns in

schools and better-prepared schools as outlined in Senate Bill 49 would go a long way to better protect our children. SB 49 is this year’s version of a bill I previously introduced in response to poorly prepared Los Angeles schools during a report of an armed gunman.” Lieu said this was a precaution to hopefully avoid a massacre along the lines of Newtown or the April 20, 1999 massacre at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colo., where students Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold killed 12 students and one teacher and injured 21 other students. “Nobody wants a tragic situation to be made worse because preparatory steps that should have been taken were neglected or inadequate,” said the senator, who has two sons of elementary school age. “Given the recent massacre in Connecticut, and the lockdown of three schools in Palos Verdes Peninsula last week, the time is now to do what we can to protect our children.” A 2011 version of AB 49 died in the legislative fiscal committee. §

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Proposed Assembly bill calls for expanding authority of Airport Police By Vince Echavaria Assemblyman Steven Bradford (DWestchester) is reinitiating a proposal that seeks to give Los Angeles Airport Police the same authority as other local police agencies. Bradford has reintroduced Assembly Bill (AB) 2137, which would expand the law enforcement powers of the police agency that patrols four Southern California airports, including Los Angeles International Airport. A prior version most recently failed at the Assembly Appropriations Committee last year. Under the bill, Airport Police would be reclassified from California Penal Code 830.22(d) to 830.1 status, a recommendation by the state Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST). The Los Angeles Police Department, which operates out of a substation at LAX, is currently classified as an 830.1 agency, identifying them as peace officers. With the current classification airport police officers lack the legal authority to perform rather routine duties such as seizing firearms at the scene of a domestic violence case, making arrests in some incidents, as well as other actions that could impact airport security, Bradford said. In some emergencies, airport police may have to call LAPD for assistance with such functions, Bradford notes. The assemblyman, who represents the 62nd District, which includes LAX, said he reintroduced his bill as a measure to en-

hance security at the airports. “We have a responsibility to protect our infrastructure as well as the millions of visitors who come to Southern California from all over the world,” Bradford said. “If we are serious about LAX being a world-class airport, we need a world-class police force to protect it. By giving our airport police the authority to fulfill the duty they have been trained for, we can ensure the fastest possible response times to any emergency that may happen.” Marshall McClain, president of the Los Angeles Airport Peace Officers Association, said the union is excited that Bradford is still committed to getting the proposal approved, noting that it primarily seeks to fulfill a recommendation by the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training. “All this is doing is actually fulfilling those recommendations by POST as a governing body. It’s beyond past time (for approval),” McClain said of the bill. The reclassification would enable Airport Police to be a “full-fledged police agency,” he said. Although airport police officers have similar training and background as LAPD, they currently lack authority to handle “simple things,” including removing an unsafe vehicle from the street or seizing a weapon by statute at the scene of a domestic violence incident, McClain explained. “All of our training and hiring practices are exactly the same as LAPD, or any other police agency. We go to the same academy,

have the same background, same everything,” McClain said. He stressed that the only other police agencies that have received a recommendation for 830.1 status from the state POST board are Los Angeles Port Police and San Diego Harbor Police. Airport Police Chief Patrick Gannon, who took over late last year, acknowledged that the new classification would not dramatically change his department’s role but he believes it would grant officers authority they now lack. “It’s really a matter of respect for the type of work that they do,” Gannon said. “This is a full-fledged law enforcement agency that should be recognized as such and by a quirk of the law, as it stands right now, they don’t have that. “It puts you on par with everybody else in the region and with their counterparts at the port who also have it. I think it enhances the partnerships that are there.” Opponents of Bradford’s bill have argued that there is no need for such a reclassification measure. McClain said he has not heard of any opposition from Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa or LAPD Chief Charlie Beck, but claimed that concerns have been primarily expressed from the Los Angeles Police Protective League, the union representing LAPD officers. Police Protective League President Tyler Izen denied that the organization has taken a position on the measure, saying that the group has not evaluated any bill on the

issue that was introduced by Bradford. In regards to airport police claims that they lack authority to perform rather routine duties, Izen said he’s not familiar with those complaints. Any suggestion of airport police receiving 830.1 status would have to be reviewed before the league takes a position, he said. “I would want to do a full evaluation and have a discussion with the mayor’s office and chief of police before I weigh in on that, and also have a discussion with my board,” Izen said. One opposing argument to Airport Police having the same authority as LAPD, McClain said, has been that it could create confusion as to who’s in charge during a response. The airport is federally funded, making the federal government in charge and not LAPD, the union president argued. He rejected the claim that confusion would arise as to the police agencies’ roles. “Working with other agencies and working with them well – that’s what we do on a regular basis,” he said. Gannon added, “I’m hoping there’s more confidence in the leadership of Airport Police and our ability to develop relationships and to work through those relationships.” McClain said he is hopeful that with Gannon’s support and some political demographic changes, the bill will have more success as it goes through the legislative process. Gannon noted that he is actively working on building support for the measure at the city level. §

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Local development overview presented to Marina Affairs Committee

By Helga Gendell The Marina Affairs Committee heard presentations from the Marina del Rey Convention and Visitors Bureau and Los Angeles County Department of Beaches and Harbors at its Jan. 16 meeting at the Marina del Rey Hotel. Beverly Moore, executive director of the Marina del Rey Convention and Visitors Bureau, discussed the number of high-tech businesses moving into the local area, such as Google, Facebook, TMZ, Vimeo, and YouTube, and the impact these companies will have on feeding corporate business into local hotels. The Runway project at Playa Vista will encompass approximately 200,000 square feet, Moore noted, and will include a 3D theater with 72-foot ceiling-to-floor, wallto-wall 3D film capacity. Other companies slated to move into the shopping and office complex include Whole Foods in 2014. The Marina Marketplace is being revitalized with the new mixed-use/ 244-unit residential project, Stella, the new AMC dine-in theater, and the Equinox fitness center, appealing to some community needs of the future, said Moore. Planned new restaurants include The Yard House, Paiche Restaurant, Pain Quotidien and Tender Greens. Moore pointed out that there are 4,800 restaurant seats in the Marina that need to be filled at least two times per day. The large commercial charter yacht companies also offer dining, with approximately 1,400 seats to fill, for a total of 6,100 seats in all. These restaurants are at one end of the Marina, and a cluster of hotels is at the other end. An open passageway between the hotels and restaurants existed between 1980 and 2000, and then something happened, she said. There is now a 42-inch-wide path remaining that people can use to get to the restaurants. That pathway has been closed off at night, forcing pedestrians to use Admiralty Way as an alternate to get back to hotels or homes, but it has no pedestrian lighting. “This seven-mile waterfront is unique and needs a walkable, useable pathway for visitors and locals,” Moore said. The Marina City Club docks will be rebuilt at some time, and improvements include widening the pathway, new paving and lighting. Some residents have

been concerned about security and want some distance between their residences and passersby. Moore said that a fire lane between the pathway and the residences should provide enough of a safety clearance, and that she understands the concerns of Marina City Club residents. The Department of Beaches and Harbors has the authority to withhold permits, said Moore, until the commitments made by the developer regarding improvements are honored. Tere Stamoulis of the Convention and Visitors Bureau told the committee that off-season destination branding has been very successful, capturing 2.3 million impressions, and utilizing cable, print and online advertisements. She said that the Starline double-decker motor coaches – the “Hop-on, Hop-off” theme will be launching two new routes. The orange route will pick-up guests at Los Angeles International Airport and take them to Marina del Rey, Venice and Santa Monica. The green route will begin at Fisherman’s Village and offer six stops, covering some local filming locations for movies and TV. Debbie Talbot, recently named the head of the new boating section for Beaches and Harbors, presented boating section objectives that include creating a “boater-friendly” Marina del Rey through communications, the environment and facilities management. Talbot informed the Marina Affairs Committee that the new Progressive L.A. Boat Show is scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 7 through Sunday, Feb. 10. The show will be in-water at the Marina, and there will be transportation to the Los Angeles Convention Center in downtown to view other boats and display booths. Objectives of Talbot’s division include: a roadmap plan for the boating community with consensus on directions and actions; a shared recreational boating vision of success with greater access to the water; promoting recreational boating as a family-friendly activity; interfacing with all segments of the boating community (recreational – power and sail, personal water craft, kayaks, sculls, wave runners, stand-up paddle boarders, outrigger canoes, charter operators, yacht clubs, and boating organizations); marine special event coordination such as the Holiday Boat Parade, Marina Fest, yacht races and

the Halibut Derby. Communications objectives include coordination and communication with public safety agencies, including the U.S. Coast Guard, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Marina Station, and the Los Angeles County Fire Department/ Lifeguard Division. Other objectives include addressing “illegal” charter operators affecting legitimate charter operators; and handling and advising on boater-related inquiries during redevelopment of anchorages including phasing during construction. In the environmental component, objectives include adding more pump-out stations around the Marina, including Burton Chace Park; expanding the “Clean Marina” program throughout Marina del Rey; establishing clean water boater programs for clean water practices; and increasing oil recycling and hazardous waste disposal sites. Facilities management objectives include: Anchorage 47 at Chace Park; Parcel 77 adjacent to the park; mast-up storage; dry-stack storage; dinghy and kayak storage; expansion of “dock and dine” locations; installation of dinghy docks at leaseholds; new boating facilities for instruction and rentals; new WaterBus boarding locations; additional docking areas for charter operations; non-motorized boating facilities at Chace Park and Marina “Mothers” Beach; new public docks in Basins B, G and H; modernized anchorages with state-of-the-art electrical capacity, amenities and boater parking. Charlotte Miyamoto, division chief for the county Planning Division, presented “Beaches and Harbors Achievements in 2012, and Focus in 2013,” which included final approval of the Local Coastal Program (LCP) amendment; the first master waterside CDP lessee-obtained building permits; harbor dredging project completion; construction/refurbishment on view piers, tide gates and the Boathouse at Chace Park; and the Venice Beach parking lot reconstruction completion. The department’s focus in 2013 includes project implementation, internal effectiveness, environmental stewardship, service excellence, and visioning for third generation development. The visioning process includes Marina del Rey lease expirations over the next 20 years, broken down to leases expiring in 10 to 20 years;

expiring in 10 years or less; and no current lease; and an option for a current lease granted. Leasehold project renovations include: Parcel 7 - Tahiti Marina: construction underway; Parcel 8 - Bay Club: construction underway; Parcels 42/43 - Marina del Rey Hotel: construction begins in February; Parcel 64 - Archstone Breakwater (formerly Villa Venetia): construction underway; Parcel 145 - Marina International Hotel: construction underway; Parcels 10/ FF - Neptune Marina; construction begins in June; Parcel 21 - Holiday Harbor Courts: construction begins February; Parcels 52/GG - Marina West Shopping Center: construction begins late 2014; Parcels 100/101 - The Shores: construction underway; and Parcel 125: dock construction underway. Marina del Rey public projects include: Admiralty Way settlement repair: construction underway; Admiralty Way street improvement: construction begins May; Fiji Way and Via Marina street improvement: construction begins end of 2014; mole road repairs: underway; 18inch waterline replacement (three phases): construction underway; Boathouse refurbishment: construction underway; Chace Park transient dock replacement: construction underway; south jetty view piers: construction underway; and boat launch ramp entrance widening: construction begins mid-2013. Water quality public improvements include: manhole lining: construction underway; parking lots 5 and 7 bio-retention devices: construction begins end of 2013; Oxford Basin multi-use enhancement: construction begins April 2014. Marina del Rey dredging project results include: 783,500 cubic yards dredged from eight areas in the Marina; 476,000 cubic yards of contaminated material barged to the fill site at the Port of Long Beach; 150,000 cubic yards placed near shore at Dockweiler State Beach in Playa del Rey; 82,000 cubic yards placed offshore at Redondo Beach; and 75,000 cubic yards placed onshore at Redondo Beach. Information for the Marina del Rey Convention and Visitors Bureau, www.visitmarinadelrey.com. Information for Beaches and Harbors, http://marinadelrey.lacounty.gov. § Photo by Gary Walker

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Middle school fair seeks to highlight diversity Combining the celebration of the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and an effort to broaden the concept of diversity, Marina Del Rey Middle School in Del Rey held its second annual Tolerance Fair Jan. 18. Several humanitarian and civil rights organizations had booths at the fair, as well as some local organizations such as the Mar Vista Family Center in Del Rey. The center is less than half a mile from the school and Mar

Vista Gardens, home to many of the middle school’s students, “The students are very excited about the fair,” said school Principal Dr. Brenda Ra’oof. “They want to learn about diversity and this is an opportune time for this.” The school’s student population is primarily African-American, so the opportunity to engage in conversations about different ethnicities and cultures presents itself on a daily basis, Ra’oof

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said. “There are at least seven different cultures that are represented at our school,” the principal said. “Anything that we can do to help expand their understanding of diversity and culture and tolerance is part of our job.” Speakers from different organizations addressed the students about diversity and tolerance in their classrooms after the fair, which was held during lunch. SIXTH GRADERS PAYTON JOHNSON (right) and Cinthia Alcaraz take part in the Marina Del Rey Middle School Tolerance Fair.


BONC asks for new system to inform residents earlier on council actions order to repair the city’s crumbling infrastructure, primarily its streets and sidewalks. Seven councilmen signed a proposal to draft a measure for the March 5 municipal ballot, but the measure quickly ran into trouble when critics accused them of attempting to sidestep the public by not being more open about the tax plan. “That is a perfect example why we need an early notification system,” Lucks said. “This came about all of a sudden and the neighborhood councils – all of whom would have been impacted – were not given sufficient time to talk to our stakeholders about (the bond proposal).” Mark Redick, vice president of the Neighborhood Council of WestchesterPlaya, took issue with Englander’s bond measure and its lack of transparency to the city’s neighborhood councils. “Any proposal that lacks a public outreach component is unacceptable,” he said. The City Council decided to table the bond proposal Jan. 15 due to strong grassroots opposition. “I agree that notification of measures – particularly tax measures – should be done far enough in advance so neighborhood councils can respond in detail,” said Mar Vista Community Council Chair Sharon Commins. “The example of the recent street repair bond measure is spot on. “It is important to look at the language of a bond measure to see how the money will be specifically spent and if there will be any citizen oversight committee,” Commins added. “Neighborhood councils should be represented on citizen oversight committees.” Another recent event was somewhat symptomatic to some of how evolving decisions at the council level can have an impact on a neighborhood board’s ability to notify their constituents on matters of citywide or local importance. Several members of the Venice Neighborhood Council at their Jan. 22 meeting were upset about a plan by Rosendahl’s office to transport a container to Venice Beach that will serve as a storage locker for the homeless who are participating in a winter shelter program.

They criticized how “the process” was handled between Rosendahl’s office and the neighborhood board, with some citing knowledge of the plan for the container in November but that it did not appear on the local council’s agenda until this month. Lucks thinks at times the City Council is selective with what it wants neighborhood councils to be aware of, which is not conducive to informing the public, she said. “It appears to me that they sometimes cherry-pick the items, depending on the various neighborhoods that will be affected,” said Lucks, who is also the president of the Venice Neighborhood Council. Over the last several years, neighborhood councils, which were created in 1999 during an updating of the city charter, have gained influence in their communities and have asserted their collective political will in citywide matters such as the municipal budget, homelessness, development, planning and how new ordinances, including the sign and mural laws, will be rewritten. Advocates of the local boards believe they have earned the right to ask for a system where they are given advanced notice on pending ordinances such as the soon-to-be-considered community care facilities ordinance and bond proposals. “Neighborhood councils have earned the respect to be able to sit at the table of discussion,” asserted Redick, who also heads his council’s government affairs committee. “City officials ignore them at their own peril.” Del Rey Neighborhood Council President Eric DeSobe also backs the commissioners’ request. “I fully support BONC’s push to create a notice system between the City Council and neighborhood councils,” said DeSobe.” DeSobe noted that Council District 11, which includes Del Rey, Mar Vista, Venice and Westchester, have a City Council representative who has always valued his local boards. “The Westside neighborhood councils are fortunate to have Councilman Rosendahl who includes them early and often,” he said. Rosendahl, who will retire from the council in June while he recovers from

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Zimmer, Anderson to appear at District 4 candidate forum The United Way of Greater Los Angeles is sponsoring a candidates forum for the contenders from District 4 of the Los Angeles Unified School District, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24 at the Boys & Girls Club of Venice, 2232 Lincoln Blvd. Incumbent Steven Zimmer and challenger and children’s advocate Kate Anderson will debate, outline their respective visions for the district’s schools and take questions from concerned parents

and community groups on issues such as charter schools, funding challenges, teacher evaluations, and parents’ roles in education. The forum provides an opportunity for the public to hear from the candidates on the issues that matter, say event organizers. Food and childcare will be provided. The election is March 5. Information, (213) 808-6407. To submit questions, rsmith@unitedwayla.org.

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KEEP US POSTED – High ranking members of Westside neighborhood councils, including Del Rey’s, (above) support a proposal asking the City Council to create an improved early warning system on topics of importance.

cancer of the ureter, has repeatedly called neighborhood councils the epitome of “grassroots democracy” and often appears at their board meetings. He frequently uses them as sounding boards for many of the most pressing and controversial topics in a particular community, such as development projects. “I have always told developers before they meet with me they have to have their

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project vetted through my neighborhood councils,” Rosendahl has said on many occasions. Lucks says an automated notification system would work well and the city should do its best to give local councils at least 90 days’ advanced warning whenever possible of ordinances, tax measures and other citywide initiatives.

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Crowd control expert questions administration’s role in incident I thank them for their work and guidance. “I have accepted all facts, findings, and conclusions in the review panel report.” The president said the findings would become a part of the college’s guidelines in the near future. “In response, I am directing the affected departments to implement all recommendations as provided for in the report, by means of study, planning, and action, and to report their progress to me in 60 days,” he said. Shortly after the incident, Tsang depicted the protesters as the aggressors. “When some of these demonstrators used force to enter the board room proper, and had overrun the door and the personnel stationed at the door, there was one discharge of pepper spray used by an SMC police officer to preserve public and personal safety,” Tsang said after the pepper-spraying episode. “Unfortunately, a number of bystanders, including college staff, students and other police personnel were affected. “Although a number of participants at the meeting engaged in unlawful conduct, Santa Mon-

ica College police personnel exercised restraint and made no arrests. Unlawful conduct included setting off fire alarms and attempting to disrupt the board of trustees meeting.” SMC was thrust onto the national stage last year when, in an effort to confront the statewide budget cuts to education over the last several years, the SMC Board of Trustees considered creating a series of self-funded courses during the summer and winter sessions, which student groups denounced as a ploy to create a system of contract education. “It’s a dangerous slippery slope, and as a precautionary, principled person, and as someone who is concerned with equity in our society, we don’t go down that road,” SMC Associated Students President Harrison Wills told The Argonaut. “We fund our schools, and this is the wrong solution. “It’s a reactionary solution and a short-term one and it doesn’t look at long-term solutions.” The trustees voted unanimously April 6 not to proceed with the two-tier system. Wills questioned the location of the meeting, citing its limited seating capacity, but the review

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SMC PRESIDENT CHUI TSANG has pledged to implement the recommendations of an independent review panel.

panel found that it was not a factor in the student-campus police confrontation. They also said while the college encourages free speech, board meetings “are not political rallies or sporting events where loud, boisterous expression of opinion is expected, inevitable and actively invited.” The panel cited board policy 1570, which they say makes it clear that participants at trustee meetings are required to conduct themselves in an orderly fashion. Dr. Nancy Greenstein, a member of the panel and the chair of the SMC District Board of Trustees, said one of the goals of the review was to separate what was done properly during the incident as well as what exacerbated the confrontation. “What we tried to do was acknowledge the good and what was problematic,” she explained. Paul Wertheimer, who owns Wertheimer & Associates, a Los Angeles-based international crowd safety consulting service, noticed one thing that was missing from the panel’s investiga-

tion. “There was no mention of the administration’s role in this, and they had a role in it,” asserted Wertheimer, a qualified crowd expert in the United States and England. The investigation also faults the SMC Student Affairs Division for not assisting in the students’ decision to demonstrate at the board meeting and the campus police for its operations plan, which the panel members called “inadequate.” The crowd control procedures employed by the campus police can use some updating, and that is what the review sought to point out, said Greenstein. “These are skills that can always be refreshed,” she said. “We’re reminding (the campus police) that their training has to be updated.” The panel relied on extensive video, interviews, as well as surveys and published reports to conduct its probe. Wertheimer, who studied the panel’s findings, called the review “a good overall report” and agreed that the SMC police planning could likely use updating. But he was distressed by what he thinks is a lack of accountability by the school’s administration. “They could have helped to deescalate the situation with the students by having someone speak to them before this happened,” he reiterated. The Santa Monica Police Department recently assigned a sergeant to attend all Associated Student meetings. The pepper spraying controversy at the college came six months after students at the University of California-Davis were also the victims of the non-lethal but painful gas during a peaceful protest. On Nov. 11, 2011, university police sprayed a group of

A SANTA MONICA COLLEGE student after being pepper sprayed by campus police.

peaceful student demonstrators, many of whom were part of the Occupy movement. The demonstration was specifically organized to protest the escalating tuition fees at the UC system throughout the state. The campus police pepper sprayed students directly in the face. A subsequent investigation cited the UC-Davis officers with using excessive force on the protestors. Tsang said he feels the panel’s observations will ultimately improve relations between all members of the Santa Monica College family. “I concur with the review panel’s observation that this incident is incompatible with our shared value,” he said. “By adopting these recommendations, Santa Monica College will strengthen its commitment to values of mutual respect and collegial communication.” Calls to the Associated Students were not returned at press time. The report can be found at http://www2.smc.edu/review_ panel_report. §

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COASTAL 5K/10K to benefit Pepperdine Graduate School programs The third annual Children’s Outreach: Advancing Social Transformation and Learning (COASTAL) 5K/10K walk/run and Kiddie K will be held Saturday, Jan. 26 at Dockweiler State Beach in Playa del Rey. Organized by the Pepperdine University Graduate School of Education and Psychology (GSEP), the event raises funds for GSEP programs that help school-age children in underserved populations reach their full potential. Funds raised will go toward caring for homeless children through GSEP’s partnership with

the Union Rescue Mission and Hope Gardens; providing counseling to families who cannot afford it through the GSEP Community Counseling Clinics; and preparing K-12 teachers for service in urban areas, organizers said. “Pepperdine’s COASTAL benefit is a great way to help members of our community who are most in need – especially children,” said Betty Rengifo Uribe, executive vice president of California Bank & Trust, this year’s title sponsor. “We’re in our second consecutive year of partnership with Pepperdine’s COASTAL benefit and

each year we’ve been impressed by the level of participation and the outpouring of support from the community. It’s a fun, healthy way for Southern Californians to help their neighbors and we’re proud to be a part of it.” The 5K is scheduled to begin at 8 a.m., followed by the 10K at 8:30 a.m., and Kiddie K at 9:30 a.m. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. The race fee is $30 for the 5K/10K until Jan. 24, or $35 after. The Kiddie K is $15. Information, gsep.pepperdine. edu/coastal.


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Streetscape group completes landscape project along Sepulveda Lions Club peace poster winners; St. Bernard open house; art therapist speech to Rotary Ruhlen, who indicated that many of the improvements will take time to complete. “I am hopeful that everyone will be patient with the process because the final result will be something of which we will all be very proud.” Rosendahl said, “I have great respect for members of WSIA who volunteer their time to make Westchester a better place to live, work and play. Their actions represent a perfect example of how public/private partnerships can work to benefit the taxpayers and the local community over the years to beautify the streets, sidewalks, and medians in Los Angeles.” The streetscape association and BID are also currently seeking funding to pay for a new “Welcome to Westchester” sign, and the association will also support ongoing tree watering outside of the town center BID area. The Westchester Landscape Entry project and other tree plantings and beautification efforts in the surrounding area will not only increase property values and improve the local business environment, but will create an appealing gateway for visitors from across the globe who see Westchester as their first glimpse of Los Angeles, according to the streetscape group. “This is a tremendous partnership to beautify our community and the business district for all that shop, dine and enjoy it,” said Jack Davis. “More customers are drawn to beautiful business districts, and a beautiful front door to our city benefits everyone.” Information, www.westchestertowncenter.org. LIONS HONOR PEACE POSTER WINNERS For 25 years, children from nearly 100 countries have taken part in the Lions Club’s International Peace Poster Contest, which encourages young people to express their visions of peace. Each year, 24 finalists are selected from throughout the world, and a single winning student is chosen to receive $5,000 and a trip to the United Nations. Working with Terry O’Connor of Visitation School in Westchester, the Venice-Marina Lions Club exhibited the poster entries received from the local community at school and three judges – Sibyl Buchanan of Playa Vista, Jann Brauer, former president of the Lions Club and Audrey McIntosh of Free Arts for Abused Children – selected three winners. The winners – Lydia Dawson, Madison Marozik and Jocelyn Reyes-Munoz – will next have their artwork judged at the district

level and remain in the hunt to win the $5,000 award and a trip to the U.N. ST. BERNARD HIGH SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE St. Bernard High School in Playa del Rey, with more than 11,000 alumni, celebrated its 55th anniversary last year. The school is inviting current sixth-, seventhand eighth-grade students to an open house from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 26. Guests can take campus tours, participate in interactive workshops, and hear presentations about the school’s teaching and curriculum highlighting academics, leadership, STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics), visual and performing arts and athletics. Guests will also have the opportunity to visit classrooms and meet current students, faculty and staff as well as gather information about the admissions process and tuition assistance. The school is located at 9100 Falmouth Ave. in Playa del Rey. For information and an application, www.stbernardhs.com, the office of admissions at (310) 8234651, or klebouf@stbernardhs. com. ART THERAPIST TO SPEAK TO ROTARY Paige Asawa will speak to the Rotary Club of Westchester at the club’s regular meeting at noon Wednesday, Jan. 30 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel LAX, 5985 W. Century Blvd., in Westchester. The art therapist will provide a glimpse into the experience of survivors of several global disasters and the use of art to inspire hope and recovery. Asawa’s presentation, “Emissaries of Hope: Responding to Global Disasters,” begins with the 2005 Hurricane Katrina disaster, and the two-year mission to provide art therapy for residents of the Ninth Ward in New Orleans, relocated to a Federal Emergency Management Agency trailer site in rural Baker, La. Closer to home, the presentation explores the initial relationship with Save the Children in the 2007 firestorms in San Diego County. Responses to earthquakes in Christchurch, New Zealand and Japan are also illustrated, and the presentation concludes with the current response to Hurricane Sandy. Asawa is a licensed marriage and family therapist, board certified art therapist, full-time professor and clinic director of the Helen B. Landgarten Art Therapy Clinic at Loyola Marymount University. She has worked in both real estate and management consulting for a number of years before shifting her focus to humanitarian efforts.

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By Geoff Maleman Earlier this month, the Westchester Streetscape Improvement Association completed the removal of 19 trees along the west side of Sepulveda Boulevard as part of its Westchester Landscape Entry project. The project removed the 50-plus-year-old ficus trees, many of which are diseased or structurally unstable, to allow for sidewalk, curb and gutter repairs on the stretch of Sepulveda from Manchester Avenue to Howard Hughes Parkway in Westchester. “It is always difficult when we have to lose mature street trees, but in this case it is important that they be removed and the sidewalks be repaired so that pedestrians can safely and easily walk along the boulevard,” said Don Duckworth, executive director of the Westchester Business Improvement District (BID). “The reforesting will enhance the safety of both pedestrians and vehicles that use that stretch of Sepulveda.” “Our goal is to ultimately create a much more walkable streetscape that will enable pedestrians, especially children and the elderly, to safely connect with the schools, churches and the YMCA, which are located on Sepulveda,” said John Ruhlen, president of the streetscape improvement group, who began the effort more than a decade ago. The project will include the planting of approximately 100 new trees and vegetation, including New Zealand Flax, Fountain Grass and Pink Trumpet trees, which the group says will not present the problems inherent with the existing ficus. In addition, the project will reconstruct the pedestrian areas, including creation of meandering sidewalks, landscaped pocket parks, hard-packed red sand and benches. The $2.85-million project will be funded through a variety of sources. Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Westchester) secured a $1 million federal grant for improvements along the west side of Sepulveda. Los Angeles Councilman Bill Rosendahl worked with Equity Office Partners, the owners of Howard Hughes Center, to secure a $1.85 million contribution from Equity Office to handle improvements on the east side of Sepulveda. Equity Office has also pledged $850,000 to create an ongoing endowment to maintain the improvements. “We have spent a lot of time, sought ideas and support from the community, and it is exciting to know that, after all that collaboration, work has begun,” said

THE VENICE-MARINA LIONS CLUB recognized the local winners of the International Peace Poster Contest. Back row (from left): Angelica Mahboob, Venice-Marina Lions Club president; Jann Brauer, contest judge; Sibyl Buchanan, contest chair; Terry O’Connor of Visitation School; Sue Marozik and Andy Marozik, Visitation School parents. Front row (from left) contest winners Lydia Dawson, Madison Marozik and Jocelyn Reyes-Munoz; and Lindsay Merfeld of Free Arts for Abused Children.

She first engaged disaster response in 2005, in the wake of Hurricane Katrina and received the Clinician of the Year Award from the American Art Therapy Association for her work. In 2007, she designed a traumatic event and disaster training and response program and in 2011, developed a memorandum of understanding between LMU and the American Red Cross and Save the Children to facilitate the Child-Friendly

Spaces program in the Greater Los Angeles Region. For the past seven years, Asawa has traveled to central Mexico to teach therapists how to use art in the therapeutic process with families. The luncheon presentation is open to the public. Lunch is $20 per person and can be paid at the door; credit cards are not accepted. Those wishing to attend can RSVP at (310) 493-3835. §

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Folk-rock musician Al Stewart to take stage at McCabe’s By Helga Gendell Al Stewart, singer, songwriter and historical folk-rock musician, will be performing with Dave Nachmanoff at McCabe’s Guitar Shop in Santa Monica at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Jan. 25 and 26. The Argonaut recently interviewed Stewart about his long-ranging success in music and writing, and what motivates him. Stewart and Nachmanoff, who produced and played on Stewart’s latest album, “Uncorked,” have a long history. The first time Nachmanoff saw Stewart perform live, it was at the Royal Albert Hall in London in 1985. In 2006, he returned and performed with Stewart. Stewart was born in Scotland in 1945 and his family later moved to England. He has lived in Southern California for several decades. He came to fame during the British folk revival of the 1960s and 1970s, and played at the inaugural Glastonbury Festival in 1970. Known for his songs, “Year of the Cat” (1976), and “Time Passages” (1978), Stewart noted that they’re basically “tourist songs,” and when asked if he would play them at McCabe’s, he said, “McCabe’s has a very discerning crowd, and they’re listeners. If asked, I might play one of the songs, but not both.”

I did, but it didn’t last long, perhaps 10 lessons at most. I had no interest in jazz at all. I heard that years later Fripp did an interview and they asked him if he had given me lessons, and he said something like, ‘yes, but fortunately he was one of my students that ignored what I taught him.’ Do you have a favorite quote? Play like Eddie Cochran and think like Barbara Tuchman! What influenced you to write “Night of the 4th of May” from your Orange album? It was very personal, and the miserable end of a love relationship. After that, I needed to write about something other than love songs. At the time, I was obsessed with Jean Paul Sartre, and would write songs the way they happened. Now I would write in metaphor.

Your songs all reflect strong, historical interests. There are mentions of pirates, presidents, historical events. How did you decide to write your songs around these subjects? It’s somewhat like the old troubadours, who wrote songs about the epic battles after the fighting was over. I’m fortunate that there aren’t any teachers picking up guitars and strumming a few chords, teaching history lessons – I might be out of a job. There is no hisWhen did you begin playing the guitar? torical background to films and documentaries anymore. No one does any fact-checking. In When I was 13, I asked my mother for a the movie “El Cid” you can see an oil tanker guitar. She didn’t think that I was really serious about playing, so she bought me a ukule- in the background. In the (Quentin) Tarantino movie “Inglorious Basterds” mention is made le. I played for an entire year, but there are just some notes that you can’t get with a uku- of Hitler and his top men being in the same lele. She bought me a guitar when I turned 14. room, but one of the individuals was incorrectly identified. I understand that you took lessons from Do you have a message for your many Robert Fripp, the well-known English mufans about your career? sician, member of Kings of Crimson, and Doing this job is a privilege. I’ll stagger on collaborator with other great music acts until I can’t do it anymore. § over the years.

The Electric Lodge in Venice will present the world premiere of The Misadventures of Rick the Strangler, a new comedy written and directed by Venice resident Brian Peterson, beginning Friday, Jan. 25 through Feb. 10. The play follows Rick the Strangler, an accomplished hit man who loves his work, girlfriend, and most of all, his dog, Amos. One day Rick gets careless, leaving a trail of forensic evidence for the police to follow, and severely displeasing the local crime boss, who then commands Rick to assassinate his dog. Amos is the one Rick loves most in the world, but the consequences are dire if he doesn’t. The comedy is presented by Man Cave PAGE 12 THE ARGONAUT January 24, 2013

Productions. The cast includes Jonathan Brooks, Irina Costa, Trip Davis, Michael Geary, Rhoemyn Johnson and James Zimmerman. Show dates are Fridays, Jan. 25, Feb. 1 and Feb. 8; Saturdays, Jan. 26, Feb. 2 and Feb. 9; Sundays, Jan. 27 and Feb. 10; and Thursday, Jan. 31. All performances are at 8 p.m. Admission is $25. For tickets, (800) 838-3006, or www.brownpapertickets. com/event/305288. The Electric Lodge is at 1416 Electric Ave., Venice, Information, (310) 306-1854, or http:// electriclodge.org.

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The Misadventures of Rick the Strangler to be performed at Electric Lodge

ACTORS (from left) James Zimmerman, Irina Costa and Trip Davis will perform in Brian Peterson’s new comedy, The Misadventures of Rick the Strangler, at the Electric Lodge in Venice.


Exhibit of Eric Gill drawings, engravings to open at LMU Laband Gallery The Laband Art Gallery at Loyola Marymount University will present Eric Gill: Iconographer, an exhibition featuring more than 100 works by the late British artist and writer, beginning Saturday, Jan. 26 through March 24. A curator’s lecture is scheduled at 3 p.m. and an opening reception will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Jan. 26 at the Fritz B. Burns Fine Arts Center at LMU, 1 LMU Drive in Westchester. The lecture on Gill will be presented by Thomas Lucas, professor of art and architecture at the University of San Francisco and director of its Thatcher Gallery. Gill, who died in 1940, was a prolific artist, calligrapher, stone carver and writer, whose fonts such as Gill Sans are still popular today. “Gill’s art and life were filled with deep paradoxes; he was drawn to both religious and erotic subjects in his engravings, sculpture and writings, sometimes daringly combining the spiritual and the sensual in a single work,” said a gallery spokesperson. “Holding strong religious beliefs, he was greatly influenced by medieval Catholicism yet he conducted his private life in a highly unorthodox manner. He dreamt of forming a utopian community similar to a medieval artist guild, but worked frequently in self-imposed isolation.” The exhibit includes a selection of Gill drawings, engravings, woodcuts, typography, and writings from the University of San Francisco’s Albert Sperisen Collection. Gallery hours are noon to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. Information, (310) 338-2880, or http://cfa. lmu.edu/laband.

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Community Calendar Thursday, 1/24 WESTCHESTER DEMOCRATIC CLUB —

featured speaker is Valeria Velasco, vice-president of the Board of Airport Commissioners, addressing issues and process in relation to alternatives for modernization of LAX considered by Los Angeles World Airports, following the presentation, learn how to become a part of the process to support modernization and making your voice heard regarding moving the northern runway 260 feet closer to Westchester/Playa del Rey communities, 7 – 9 p.m., IHOP Restaurant, Bristol Hall Meeting Room, 8600 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Westchester, www.westchesterdemclub.org.

CATHOLIC SCHOOLS INFORMATION FAIR — West Los Angeles area Catholic schools

host event for prospective parents seeking pre-K, elementary (K-5), middle school (6-8) education options for their children, participating schools include Saint Anne School, St. Mark School, St. Sebastian School, St. Timothy School, Good Shepherd Catholic School, 7 – 8:30 p.m., free admission and parking, open to public, Saint Anne School, 2015 Colorado Ave., Santa Monica, (310) 829-2775, www.saintanneschool.com.

LAX JAZZ CLUB — ongoing every Thursday, presents The Jazz Funnyman, Tony Russell, Dough MacDonald, Lou Shoch, Billy Paul, no cover, validated parking, $15 food and drink minimum, Crowne Plaza LAX Hotel, 5985 W. Century Blvd., Westchester, 90045, (310) 642-7500, www. CrownePlaza.com. HARVELLE’S — presents Harlow Gold Show, 10 p.m., doors open 8 p.m., tickets online, 1432 Fourth St., Santa Monica, (310) 395-1676, http:// santamonica.harvelles.com. LAUSD SCHOOL BOARD DISTRICT 4 CANDIDATE FORUM — the United Way

invites the public to hear and question candidates

Steve Zimmer and Kate Anderson, food, childcare, translation provided, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m., Venice Boys and Girls Club, 2232 Lincoln Blvd., Venice, RSVP or submit questions, (213) 808-6407, or e-mail rsmith@unitedwayla.org.

YOGA WORKS — presents artist Jennifer Rose

Aronson’s trunk show, Entelechy Designs, jewelry with positive messages, Thursday, Jan. 24, 6:15 a.m. – 9 p.m., Friday, Jan. 25, 7 a.m. – 7:30 p.m., 2215 Main St., Santa Monica, (310) 272-5641, e-mail Jennifer@entelechy-designs.com.

VENICE ARTS GALLERY — presents Grand Canyon: Travel Along the River, landscape photographs by Stu Levy, Phil Straus, Rita Swinford, Jasmine Swope, exhibit of over 70 photographs, color, silver gelatin, and palladium prints, a benefit to support the new Venice Arts Young Explorer Campaign that will send students to in the Venice Arts Mentoring Program on a sponsored trip to explore the Grand Canyon, participate in a photo/ video project, recording personal experiences and sharing with others, 50 percent of gallery sales will be donated to support the Young Explorer campaign, in addition to framed and matted fine-art prints, a selection of images available as cards as a donation incentive, several free public programs will take place during the exhibition, 1702 Lincoln Blvd., Venice, (310) 392-0846, www.venicearts. org. MAR VISTA PUBLIC LIBRARY — presents Friends of the Library meeting, 6:30 p.m.,12006 Venice Blvd., Mar Vista, 9310) 390-3454, www. lapl.org. TRiP — presents Ruby Tooth, What’s Up, 8 p.m., free, no cover, kitchen open from 11 a.m. - 1 a.m. daily, 2101 Lincoln Blvd., Santa Monica, (310) 396-9010, www.tripsantamonica.com.

Friday, 1/25

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Community Calendar Wakefield in Venice, world champion poet, tickets, $15 in advance, $20 at door, doors open 7:30 p.m., starts 8 p.m., Buddy will sell raffle tickets to benefit Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, (310) 822-3006, buy tickets online, and at http://theeasiersofterway.com/shop/buddy-wakefield, http:// beyondbaroque.org/events.

TRiP — presents Travis Peery, 8 p.m.,

free, no cover, kitchen open from 11 a.m. - 1 a.m. daily, 2101 Lincoln Blvd., Santa Monica, (310) 396-9010, www. tripsantamonica.com.

Saturday, 1/26

ST. BERNARD HIGH SCHOOL MYSTIC JOURNEY BOOKSTORE OPEN HOUSE — invites current 6th, — book signing, This is How I Saved 7th, and 8th grade students and parents

My Life, by Amy Scher, the infinite power of self-healing, free event, 7 – 9 p.m., 1319 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice, (310) 399-7070, www.mysticjourneybookstore.com.

MAR VISTA PUBLIC LIBRARY — presents quilting, 1 p.m., 12006 Venice Blvd., Mar Vista, 9310) 390-3454, www. lapl.org.

for campus tours, interactive workshops, presentations, learn about teaching and curriculum in information sessions, visit classrooms, meet students, staff, graduates include an astronaut, doctors, research scientists, professional athletes, authors, 1 – 4 p.m., visit for a day on Shadow Days, 9100 Falmouth Ave., Playa del Rey, Information, applications, (310) 823-4651, e-mail klebouf@stber-

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MAR VISTA PUBLIC LIBRARY —

presents Afternoon with a president: Lincoln, 2 p.m., 12006 Venice Blvd., Mar Vista, 9310) 390-3454, www.lapl. org.

Weeks to Spirituality, by Aaron A. Reno, help kick-start your spiritual awareness, free event, 7 – 9 p.m., 1319 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice, (310) 399-7070, www.mysticjourneybookstore.com.

INAUGURAL VEGAN HEALTH & FITNESS EXPO — hosted by

VENICE LUTHERAN SCHOOL — Vegan Health & Fitness Magazine presents an open house breakfast and food fair open to all Venice parents, meet the principal, teachers, parents and students of K-8 Venice Lutheran School while enjoying a breakfast with family and friends, afterwards tour the elementary and middle grade classrooms and browse extensive titles of scholastic book fair, 815 Venice Blvd., Venice, RSVP, (310) 823-9367, flier for event at www.vlschool.net/news-category/openhouse, www.vlschool.org.

at the Radission LAX, 6225 Century Blvd., Westchester, 90045, Saturday, Jan. 26 and Sunday, Jan. 27, choose from 17 classes featuring top vegan doctors, nutritionists, athletes, fitness models, filmmakers, chefs and others, booths in exhibition hall include clothing, shoes, books, food, fitness competitions, professional photo shoots, organic juice party, live music, photo display, Information, tickets, dog-friendly hotel reservations, www.VHFmag.com/expo.

THE MUSEUM OF FLYING — SANTA MONICA PUBLIC announces the next aviation series pre- LIBRARY — presents an afternoon sentation, “Douglas World Cruisers – First Around the World,” presented by retired educator and record-setting pilot Bob Dempster, executive director of the Seattle World Cruiser Assoc., leads the project to build and fly a replica of the World Cruiser “Seattle,” around the world in 2014 to commemorate the 90th anniversary of this journey, Douglas World Cruisers were built in Santa Monica by Douglas Aircraft Co., and completed the first circumnavigation of the world in 1924, includes a presentation on the Seattle II World Cruiser project, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Admission, $10 adults, $8 seniors/students/ $6 children aged 6 – 12, children 5 and under free, free to members, 3100 Airport Ave., Santa Monica, www.museumofflying.com.

MYSTIC JOURNEY BOOKSTORE — book signing, Something Like God: 6

screening of independent film Hollywood to Dollywood, true story of identical twins Gary and Larry Lane brought up in the deep South by parents who taught them to worship two things God and Dolly Parton, followed by a Q&A with the film’s stars, free to the public, open to all ages, seating limited, first-arrival basis, 2:30 p.m., MLK Auditorium, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica, (310) 458-8600.

MILES MEMORIAL PLAYHOUSE — presents the hybrid ensemble String

Theory in concert, performing eclectic music, video installations, dance featuring their signature Harp, music styles range from pop to film to industrial opera, will perform their latest music video “Ink Mouth, doors open 7:25 p.m., show starts 8 p.m., first-come, first-served seating, admission, $10 general, $5 for age 55 and over, $5

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TRiP — presents Surgeon Marta, The Bad Bad Things, The Slow Poisoner, The Cocanuts, 8 p.m., free, no cover, kitchen open from 11 a.m. - 1 a.m. daily, 2101 Lincoln Blvd., Santa Monica, (310) 396-9010, www.tripsantamonica.com. O’BRIEN’S PUB — presents recovery from the 2012 party, live music by The Paul Chesne Band, 10 p.m. – 1:30 a.m., no cover, age 21 and over, 2941 Main St., Santa Monica, (310) 396-4725, www.obriensonmain.com. HARVELLE’S — presents Dennis

Jones Band Show, 9:30 p.m., doors open 8 p.m., tickets online, 1432 Fourth St., Santa Monica, (310) 395-1676, http:// santamonica.harvelles.com.

BEYOND BAROQUE — pres-

ents Nick Flynn: New Work – The Reenactments: A Memoir, reads from his new memoir, also Doug Knott, Melissa Alvarado and others, 7 p.m. reading in the theater, 8 p.m. signing in the bookstore, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, (310) 822-3006, tickets online, $8 (plus small fee) or at door night of event, students/seniors, $5, members free, http://beyondbaroque.org/events.

FREE OUTDOOR CONCERTS — enjoy music by the sea, R&B with

Friends, 1 – 4 p.m., two hours free parking with validation, Fisherman’s Village, 13755 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey.

BEYOND BAROQUE — presents Beyond Music: Mark Trayle, CalArts electronic guru, performs solo and with ensemble, special admission, general, $20, students/seniors, $10, members $5, 8:30 p.m., 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, (310) 822-3006, http://beyondbaroque. org.

Sunday, 1/27 SANTA MONICA WINDJAMMERS YACHT CLUB — and Lido 14 Fleet 2 to host the annual

Super Bowl Charity Regatta, the largest open, small boat regatta in Marina del Rey, raises funds for the Cancer Support Community, formerly the Wellness Community, which provides support for cancer patients, families and loved ones, racing is held inside the detached breakwater, open to One Design classes less than 25-feet in length, spectators can watch from Burton Chace Park, depending in weather, up to five races held, afterward, the racers will gather at SMWYC for food, libations, trophies and raffle of items provided by numerous event sponsors, 13589 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey, Information, e-mail lido14class@gmail.com, www. smwyc.org, www.lido14.com,

HAL’S BAR AND GRILL — features live jazz Sunday nights from 8 to 11 p.m., and Monday nights from 9 p.m. to 12 a.m., no cover charge, musical stylings of such internationally acclaimed musicians as Vince Wilburn, Cal Bennett, Thom, Rotella, John Nau, Louis Taylor, Quentin Dennard, Greg Poree, you never know who might be sitting in with the band, 1349 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice, (310) 396-3105, www.halsbarandgrill.com. TRiP — presents Elle Carpenter, The

Ascetic Junkies, 8 p.m., free, no cover,


Community Calendar kitchen open from 11 a.m. - 1 a.m. daily, 2101 Lincoln Blvd., Santa Monica, (310) 396-9010, www.tripsantamonica.com.

FREE OUTDOOR CONCERTS —

enjoy music by the sea, Latin jazz with Susie Hansen’s Latin Jazz Band, 1 – 4 p.m., two hours free parking with validation, Fisherman’s Village, 13755 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey.

HARVELLE’S — presents The Toledo

Show, 9:30 p.m., doors open 8 p.m., tickets online, 1432 Fourth St., Santa Monica, (310) 395-1676, http://santamonica.harvelles.com.

BEYOND BAROQUE — presents Reading: Susanna Bixby Dakin, author reads from her new book, An Artist for President: The Nation is the Artwork, We Are the Artists, 7:30 p.m.681 Venice Blvd., Venice, (310) 822-3006, http:// beyondbaroque.org.

Monday, 1/28

HARVELLE’S — presents Service to the Soul, hosted by Hunter and the Dirty Jacks, 9:30 p.m., doors open 8 p.m., tickets online, 1432 Fourth St., Santa Monica, (310) 395-1676, http://santamonica.harvelles.com.

SANTA MONICA PUBLIC LIBRARY — need a good book but

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not sure where to turn? Come to How to Find Great Books at the Library, an information session led by a reference librarian, demonstrates how to find easy and fun tools, print and online, to help discover interesting books, learn about websites with book recommendations from other libraries and enthusiasts about various genres, covers fiction and nonfiction, free, open to the public, 7 p.m., 601 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica, (310) 458-8624, www.smpl.org.

TRiP — presents The Spanish Channel, TAG GALLERY — features Fielden 8 p.m., free, no cover, kitchen open from 11 a.m. - 1 a.m. daily, 2101 Lincoln Blvd., Santa Monica, (310) 396-9010, www.tripsantamonica.com.

Tuesday, 1/29

Harper, Michael Knight, Joan Horstfall Young, opening reception, Sat. Feb. 2, 5 – 8 p.m. exhibit from Tuesday, Jan. 29 through Saturday, Feb. 23, Harper’s work reflects the interwoven landscape of buildings and beaches in Southern California, Knight extends his ongoing exploration of human migration and immigration, Young’s current work deals with the motifs of elegant simplicity, Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Ave., D-3, Santa Monica, 9310) 8299556, www.TagGallery.net.

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HARVELLE’S — presents The Mixx Show, 9:30 p.m., doors open 8 p.m., tickets online, 1432 Fourth St., Santa Monica, (310) 395-1676, http://santamonica.harvelles.com.

the community to join the “Battle of the Badges” blood drive, a competition among over 200 Southern California fire

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departments, law enforcement and first responder agencies, each vying to recruit healthy blood donors, less than 3 percent of these residents donate, leading to frequent shortages of most-need blood types, each donor can cast vote for their favorite public agency, call to schedule appointment, 7 a.m. – 1 p.m., LAFD Fire Station #5 (off Westchester Parkway), Westchester, Capt. Chris Hare, (213) 485-6205, redcrossbattleofthebadges. org.

Karaoke, CHUM Surf Band, 8 p.m., free, no cover, kitchen open from 11 a.m. - 1 a.m. daily, 2101 Lincoln Blvd.,

Wednesday, 1/30 ents Melita Petrossian, M.D., UCLA neurologist, discusses signs, symptoms of Parkinson’s, possible causes, treatment options, including medication and non-medication options, and prognosis, addresses frequently asked questions of newly-diagnosed patients and their families, 7 – 8:30 p.m., Conference Room 3 – G370, UCLA Medical Center, 1250 16th St., Santa Monica, RSVP, (800) 516-5323.

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MAR VISTA PUBLIC LIBRARY —

presents Toddler/Preschool Storytime, 11 a.m., 12006 Venice Blvd., Mar Vista, 9310) 390-3454, www.lapl.org.

ACTIVIST SUPPORT CIRCLE — presents “Starting the New Year

Actively and Supportively,” doors open, refreshments served 6:30 p.m., starts 7 p.m., no charge, free, on-site parking, Friends Meeting Hall, 1440 Harvard St., Santa Monica, (310) 399-1000, ActivistSupportCircle.org.

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HARVELLE’S — presents House of Vibe All-Stars Show, 9:30 p.m., doors open 8 p.m., tickets online, 1432 Fourth St., Santa Monica, (310) 395-1676, http://santamonica.harvelles.com. ™

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4077 Lincoln Blvd. Marina del Rey. 310-821-6939. I have spent a lot of time driving around America, always keeping my eye peeled for the roadside culinary specialist. I have had spectacular meals in a shed next to a Louisiana gas station selling boiled crawfish, a boathouse in Maine vending lobster rolls, and a lean-to on the Makah reservation in Washington where a weathered local smoked salmon over alder fires. The dinky restaurant called Morfia’s Ribs and Pies is as close as Marina del Rey gets to this ideal. The tiny dining room is cozy, and the collection of kitschy Americana gives it the look of a lot of barbecue shacks I’ve seen. The menu is about what you’d expect – ribs, chicken and sausage, some side dishes that go with barbecued anything, and several desserts including pies. My wife and I ordered two combination plates with different sides, encompassing about twothirds of the items on the regular menu. Unlike places that have debased the term “barbecue” by applying it to oven-roasted meats, Morfia’s has a real brick smoker, crucial for getting the traditional product. Real Texas barbecue has a chewy exterior called bark, a rosy ring where the smoke has penetrated the meat, and an interior that is moist and tender but not mushy. I was never impressed by what came out of this smoker when this place was Benny’s BBQ, but Morfia’s knows how to coax real Texas flavor out of it. I ordered beef ribs and pork hot links with collard greens and beans, while my wife selected chicken and pork ribs with cole slaw and macaroni and cheese. I picked the beef ribs for scientific reasons – I almost always prefer pork, but wanted to give these a try. The texture of the meat revealed that this is the “rib” in prime rib, tender and flavorful, and there was plenty of it on each bone. I had two large ribs and what looked like two sliced sausages, a generous portion indeed. The sausage was made with pork, departing from Texas tradition, and was aggressively spiced –

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these were some very hot links indeed. The meat was coarsely ground with big flecks of red pepper, and it was topped with the same barbecue sauce that was on the ribs. That sauce was medium-spicy with a good balance of vinegar, tomato, cumin and other herbs so that there were layers of flavor, and it’s far above the standard for the Westside. The collard greens were sensibly done with little or no hot spices, just the pot liquor and some bits of pork, and the beans were not over-sweet – just a touch of molasses. My wife’s meats had the same virtues as my beef ribs – tender and juicy, with good bark on the ribs and crisp rather than rubbery skin on the chicken. The ribs were the stars on both plates, obviously the reason they were included in the name of the restaurant. I intend to return and try Morfia’s brisket and pulled pork, but it will take a lot of will power not to just order a rib combo again. My wife had ordered sides that aren’t usually to my taste – cole slaw is often too sweet for me, while mac and cheese is a one-dimensional delivery system for carbs. The slaw was surprisingly good, with a bit of citrus tang and some celery seed; the mac had a more interesting cheese blend than usual but I like a bit of crust and texture, and the noodles here were soft.

Both meals came with cornbread that was dense, with corn kernels in it, giving the flavor of fresh and milled corn. After so many eateries with sweet, cakelike cornbread, this was a pleasant surprise. Morfia’s doesn’t serve alcohol but has an eclectic selection of soft drinks. The Americana cherry cola was surprisingly good, with a balance of fruity sweetness and cola sharpness, and I’d have it again. After hesitating over their famous baklava cheesecake, we decided on blueberry cobbler and a slice of fresh pear pie for dessert. The pie was excellent, with natural-tasting fruit on a flaky homemade crust, but I found the cobbler disappointing, thanks to the use of sweet pie filling instead of fresh fruit. There are many dessert choices at Morfia’s and they’re all made in-house, so there’s a good chance you’ll find something you like. Our bill for two was $39, very good for large portions of good barbecue. If you have been driving by this roadside shack wondering if there’s any reason to stop, give them a chance – it’s everything good about Texas by the side of Lincoln Boulevard. Morfia’s is at 4077 Lincoln Blvd. in Marina del Rey. Open daily 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. Street parking only, no alcohol served. Website at morfiasribsandpies. com. 310-821-6939. §

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SMC gifted more than $1 million for online education Santa Monica College has received a gift of $1.025 million from Santa Monica couple Conrad Lee and Joan Dempsey Klein to create the Conrad Lee Klein Fund for Online Education. The donation marks the largest gift ever received by the SMC Foundation in support of technology, SMC officials said. The Kleins, who credit higher education for helping them overcome impoverished childhoods and achieve professional and financial success, have specified that $1 million of the fund be designated to maintain and support SMC’s online education program. The remaining $25,000 is to be

made available for other school priorities. “Joan and I both understand the problems of poverty,” said Conrad Lee Klein, who spent time in an orphanage and foster homes as a child. “We were fortunate enough to overcome them. We want to try to help others so they too can find their way up the ladder to success. We believe that through technology you can reach students of all economic levels.” SMC President Chui L. Tsang said online education provides an increasingly vital alternative to the traditional college classroom setting.

“Working people, parents, individuals with disabilities, people who live outside the Santa Monica area and many others who cannot regularly attend classes on campus will benefit immensely from this extremely generous gift,” he said. Conrad Klein, who was born in New York, got his undergraduate degree in business from the New York University Stern School of Business before earning a juris doctorate from NYU Law School and masters of law from USC Law School. Joan Klein, a native Californian, attended San Diego State College, where she earned a degree in teaching, and later earned a law degree at UCLA.

Today, Conrad Lee Klein is the trustee of the Mark Hughes Family Trust and president of the Mark Hughes Charity Foundation. He also served for two decades as outside legal counsel to Mark Hughes, the late founder and president of Herbalife. Joan is the presiding justice of the California Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District, Division Three, and the most senior appellate justice in the state. Conrad Klein will become a member of SMC’s Advisory Committee for the Academy on Entertainment and Technology (AET), which officials say is expected to be a key source of input to Tsang

in preparation for the expansion of the AET Campus and incorporation of new academic disciplines. In addition to the $1 millionplus gift to SMC, the Kleins also contributed $2 million to UCLA School of Law for Scholarships. “The Kleins’ donation is an extraordinary act of generosity for which the Santa Monica College Foundation is extremely grateful,” said foundation Executive Director Vanessa Butler. “This gift will allow SMC to use widely available technology to broaden the scope of its offerings and serve many more students throughout the community and the state.”

Knabe motion extends public comment on proposed storm water assessment A Los Angeles County proposal to generate funds for a storm water cleanup project for local beaches through a parcel assessment has been postponed until March. The Board of Supervisors decided against taking a vote on the Clean Water, Clean Beaches measure Jan. 15 and instead voted to give residents more time to offer their opinions for or against the levy. Fourth District Supervisor Don Knabe introduced the mo-

tion, which passed 3-2. “We continued to hear complaints from residents, businesses, school districts, churches and non-profits that this process has not been open and transparent,” said Knabe, who represents Marina del Rey. “Even as the board was hearing testimonies at the public hearing, my office was receiving emails and phone calls from residents asking where they could get a protest form and how they could protest the measure.” The motion continues the

public hearing and protest process for an additional 60 days in order to address several key issues in the process, including the feasibility of an online protest option and addressing the concern of double taxation for those who are already capturing and treating storm water, the supervisor’s office said. “Many property owners and businesses are already doing the things the parcel fee is meant to achieve; this is a double tax for them,” Knabe noted. “Renters

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should have a voice as an increase in parcel fees would likely be passed on to them. Everyone wants clean water – put this to the voters so they can decide if this fee is how they want to try to achieve that.” The county proposal would have assessed property owners approximately $55 a year to fund storm water cleanup initiatives locally and regionally and created regional watershed authorities. The issue would have been decided through a special election among property owners and landlords. Organizations such as Santa

Monica-based Heal the Bay are backing the Clean Water, Clean Beaches initiative. They say it has the potential to drastically improve the water quality not only at local beaches but throughout the region. The motion also instructs the Department of Public Works to provide a process for placing the initiative on a general election ballot, define a specific list of clean water projects, determine a possible sunset date for the measure and develop a potential alternative method of funding storm water quality projects.

L.A. City Council approves ordinance to improve bike parking Giving another boost to bicycle users in Los Angeles, the City Council has approved a new ordinance that establishes bicycle parking requirements for new industrial, commercial and multi-family development in the city. Proponents say the law will increase the quantity, quality and type of bicycle parking offered throughout Los Angeles. The ordinance, which was unanimously approved by the council, defines two general categories of bicycle parking: shortterm for retail type locations and long-term, designed more for employees or residents of multifamily dwellings. Design standards and location requirements will help ensure that bicycle parking will be safe, secure and accessible, said a spokesperson for Councilman Bill Rosendahl. “This is a huge milestone in further establishing cycling as a legitimate mode of transportation in this city,” said Rosendahl, the chair of the council’s Transporta-

tion Committee. “If you were to travel by car and knew at the end of the trip there was a high probability that your car would be vandalized or stolen, you would think twice about making that trip. The same rule applies to those who travel by bicycle.” Bike advocates have applauded the ordinance for incorporating design standards, the locations identified for bike parking, and for its measures to improve bike rack visibility at various sites. “It’s about equity and encouragement. You simply can’t expect people to travel by bicycle unless you provide safe, secure and available bicycle parking at the end of the trip,” Rosendahl said. The councilman praised the collaborative effort involving his staff, the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition, the UCLA Urban Planning Graduate Program and representatives of City Planning and the Department of Transportation.


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Impeccable Kentwood Home “Welcoming curb appeal and incredible, bungalow-style charm set the stage for this stylish home in a highly sought-after Westchester location,” says agent Stephanie Younger. “Plantation shutters frame the windows that illuminate an open living room and adjacent dining room, accented by gleaming hardwood floors and crown moldings. The spacious cook’s kitchen has crisp tile counters, stainless steel appliances, custom cabinetry with great storage, and a cozy breakfast bar. Dine outdoors or al fresco in the large, covered patio in the private, park-like back yard, with an expansive lawn encircled by an assortment of mature foliage and fruit trees. The spacious master bedroom has a sunny, en-suite three-quarter bath. Two additional well-sized bedrooms have French doors, and another full bath completes the floor plan.”

The property is offered at $769,000. Information, Stephanie Younger, Teles Properties, (424) 203-1828.

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“Enjoy the many special features of this traditional home, located on a large lot in the heart of Kentwood,” says agent Bob Waldron. “The three-bedroom, one-and-three-quarter bath home has a fireplace in the living room, and opens to the dining room, with French doors to a permitted enclosed patio. The kitchen features oak cabinets, built-ins, a walk-in pantry and eating area. Both baths have been remodeled. Features include hardwood floors, crown molding, and a spacious back yard with a wood, wraparound deck, with rear and side yards.” The property is offered at $819,000. Information, Bob Waldron, Coldwell Banker, (310) 337-9225.

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“This fabulous home is in a highly-sought-after neighborhood in upper Culver City,” say agents Richard Kissel and Karen LaCava. “The 1,596 square-foot, two-bedroom, one-and-a-half bath home has spectacular, panoramic ocean, mountain and city views, from the Palos Verde Peninsula to the Santa Monica Mountains, and Century City. Upgrades to the house include newly refinished hardwood floors, a new roof, and central heating. Move right in and enjoy the vintage feel of the mid-century tiled kitchen and bathrooms, or create your dream house. This neighborhood has a close-knit family feeling and is centrally located, close to major freeways, and a quick drive to the beaches, LAX, Beverly Hills, and downtown Los Angeles.” The property is offered at $775,000. Information, Richard Kissel and Karen LaCava, Keller Williams, Marina/LA, Realty (310) 739-6577.

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“Welcoming curb appeal and incredible, bungalow-style charm set the stage for this stylish home in a highly sought-after Westchester location,” says agent Stephanie Younger. “Plantation shutters frame the windows that illuminate an open living room and adjacent dining room, accented by gleaming hardwood floors and crown moldings. The spacious cook’s kitchen has crisp tile counters, stainless steel appliances, custom cabinetry with great storage, and a cozy breakfast bar. Dine outdoors or al fresco in the large, covered patio in the private, park-like back yard, with an expansive lawn encircled by an assortment of mature foliage and fruit trees. The spacious master bedroom has a sunny, en-suite three-quarter bath. Two additional well-sized bedrooms have French doors, and another full bath completes the floor plan.” The property is offered at $769,000. Information, Stephanie Younger, Teles Properties, (424) 203-1828.

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

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Q: We’re getting ready to put our house up for sale. What tips can you give us to get the best price possible? A: First impressions are lasting. Home

buyers and real estate agents remember what they see, not what you say your home will look like after you reduce the clutter, paint, and replace outdated floor coverings and light fixtures. Most people don’t have the ability to visualize how a home will look spruced up. If you show your home to prospective buyers or their agents before it’s ready to show, you could lose out on a possible offer because they’re turned off by the lack of appeal. It’s often difficult to get someone back for a second look after you’ve made improvements. One couple who’d been looking for a home that was big enough for their family heard that one of the largest homes in the neighborhood was coming on the market.

They contacted the sellers and asked if they could look at it before it went on the market. If they liked it, they could save the sellers the expense of preparing the house for sale. The sellers agreed. The prospective buyers looked at the house but turned it down. They couldn’t see past the dated décor. The house went on the market months later. The interior was painted in decorator colors; old carpet was removed and the hardwood floors underneath were refinished; the overgrown yard was pruned and a new lawn was installed; and all the seller’s belongings were moved out and the house was staged. The house looked fabulous. It received multiple offers and sold for well above the asking price. Ironically, the couple who had seen the house before it was fixed up and passed on the opportunity was encouraged

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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.

by a friend who attended the open house to take another look. They did and ended up making an offer in competition. Unfortunately, another buyer made a better offer. The couple who first saw it lost out on an opportunity because they couldn’t visualize the property’s potential. This worked to the seller’s advantage because they netted much more on the sale than they would have if they’d sold it to the first buyers for the list price. Many sellers resist the notion of fixing their house up for someone else. Although it’s not a good idea to make major renovations just before selling a home, costeffective cosmetic improvements can make your home more salable and could increase the amount you recoup when you sell. Most sellers find the decluttering process tedious.

The bonus of weeding out what you no longer want or need is that you don’t have to pay to move these items. And, you’re making your home easier to sell. Ask your real estate agent how much your home might sell for in both its “as is” condition and after making cosmetic improvements. If you decide to prepare your home for an advantageous sale, use an agent who will assist you with this by prioritizing what should be done and helping you find people to complete the work. It’s not always possible for sellers to cosmetically update their homes before selling. The trade-off will be a lower sale price. This week’s question was answered by Brian Christie and Deborah Seidel, Agents in Action! team, The Real Estate Consultants, (310) 910-0120.

Renovated Designer Condo in Santa Monica

“This prime unit is just blocks to the beach, and hip Main Street shops, restaurants and cafés,” says agent Brian Maser. “The condo features an open floor plan, a large balcony with unobstructed views, hardwood floors, new recessed lighting, and Fios fiber optic. The kitchen features Caesarstone counter tops, Italian glass mosaic tile, custom cabinetry with Blum motion quiet close glides, and stainless steel appliances. The master suite has large his and hers walk-in closets with extra storage. The building features a heated pool and hot tub, an updated laundry room, bike storage room, a roof deck and a gated garage. Walk to the pier and Third Street Promenade, and a short bike ride to Abbot Kinney Boulevard shops and Montana Avenue. Low HOA fees.” The property is offered at $529,000. Information, Brian Maser, Abbot Kinney Real Estate, (310) 795-8010.

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18th Street Arts Center artist-in-residence ‘Cindy Pop’ dies Aida Cynthia DeSantis, aka “Cindy Pop,” a 16-year artist-in-residence at the 18th Street Arts Center in Santa Monica, passed away Jan. 18. She was born into a tightly knit family in a suburb outside of Philadelphia, named Conshohocken, and came to Los Angeles in 1988. DeSantis was an artist-in-residence at The Drawing Room in Santa Monica before landing a studio at 18th Street Arts Center in 1993, where she and Sweetheart, her devoted German shepherd sidekick, distributed her cartoon strip, Pink Poodleland, said Jan Williamson, 18th Street Arts Center executive director. DeSantis was a self-taught, outsider artist, Williamson said. Before coming to Los Angeles, she was the lead singer in a Philadelphia band, The Yaya’s. Her early influences were Patti Smith, Andy Warhol, Meatloaf, David Bowie, Lou Reed, B-52’s, John Cougar Mellencamp and her parents. Her cartoons were regularly published in the Coagula Art Journal. Her crafted art series “SOS” (Save our Ship) was featured in the L.A. Weekly. Made

from toys hammered onto woodblock and painted with DeSantis’ wisecracks, they were originally inspired in 2004 during the presidential election. In addition to being a visual artist, she loved singing and performing, Williamson said. DeSantis collaborated with artists including Rochelle Fabb and Michael Sakamoto’s Empire of Teeth, Kelly Mantle, DeadLee and Micah Barnes. She served as the box office manager at Highways Performance Space until her passing. Additionally, she was on the production team of Pop Tarts, Highways’ long running performance lab, and her studio next door was a welcoming second green room and after-party hangout for the artists and staff, Williamson noted. The 18th Street Arts executive director said DeSantis was adored by her hundreds of fans who followed her and her cartoon characters on Facebook and Myspace. A memorial service with a Valentine’s Day theme is scheduled at Highways Performance Space, 1651 18th St., Santa Monica, Sunday Feb. 10.

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Suspect sought in sexual assault of woman on beach Santa Monica police are seeking the public’s help in locating a man who allegedly sexually assaulted a woman on Santa Monica Beach on Christmas. The woman was walking northbound near the waterline in the 2700 block of the beach at about 5:45 p.m. Dec. 25, when the suspect ran towards her and stopped in front of her with his arms out, police said. The suspect allegedly grabbed the woman in a “bear hug,” pushed her to the ground and forced her legs apart, police said. After the woman fought back, the suspect got up and ran away. The woman told officers that she chased the suspect in a northwest direction, past the bathrooms in the 2600 block of the beach until she lost sight of him, police said. The suspect is described as a Hispanic man, 25 to 30 years old, 5-foot-6 to 5-foot-10, having a medium build and physically fit, black, thick wavy hair, dark eyes and thick black eyebrows, police said. He was last seen wearing a black collared shirt, dark jacket and dark jeans. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Det. Thompson at (310)

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environmental claims are prohibited. The rules also require any factual claims to be supported by competent and reliable scientific evidence. According to the city investigation, none of the six dry cleaners produced evidence to back their “green” claims in their operations. Although the D5 and hydrocarbon solvents are generally recognized as being safer than previously used chemicals, the city maintains that calling them “non-toxic” or “environmentally friendly” is misleading and unsubstantiated –and violates the FTC guidelines, said Adam Radinsky of the Consumer Protection Unit. “More and more consumers want ecofriendly products,” said Radinsky. “It’s big business these days. That makes it all the more important for consumers to be sure that the advertising claims are true.” Dean Kubani, director of the Office of Sustainability and the Environment, added, “We’re glad these companies have started using less toxic chemicals, but marketing them as ‘eco-friendly’ just goes too far.” The Consumer Protection Unit and OSE began investigating the local cleaners last year after learning that many were making environmental claims about their operations and having doubts about their truthfulness, Radinsky noted.


Airport information technology group recognized for cyber security The Information Management and Technology Group (IMTG) of Los Angeles World Airports has been recognized by CSO magazine for its cyber security initiatives to help safeguard the information technology network of its three Southern California airports, including Los Angeles International Airport. CSO magazine is considered a leading industry publication providing strategic insight into IT and corporate security. LAWA was honored at the inaugural, highly-competitive CSO40 Awards recognizing security projects and initiatives that demonstrate outstanding business value and thought leadership. The airport department IMTG’s winning entry “Daily Cyber Intelligence Reports – Insider Threats” was chosen by security leaders, industry experts and academics. CSO editors chose 40 projects based on the scoring process. “We are very excited to receive a CS040 award as it demonstrates the importance that our entire organization has placed on cyber-security issues. And it re-

flects the hard work and effort of our Chief Information Security Officer Bob Cheong and his cyber-security team,” said Dominic Nessi, LAWA deputy executive director and chief information officer. IMTG’s project involves compiling comprehensive, daily reports on cyber-security threats to the LAWA network, such as outside viruses, hacking activity or inadvertent in-house security lapses. The group’s entry competed against similar projects from Fortune 500 companies and is among one of the most unique and innovative security initiatives in the world, LAWA officials believe. “We would like to congratulate this inaugural class of CSO40 Award honorees,” said Derek Slater, editor in chief of CSO. “This year’s honorees have created outstanding security project initiatives that have truly resulted in positive long-lasting outcomes for their organizations.” The 2013 CSO40 Awards will be presented on April 2 at the CSO40 Security Confab + Awards Conference in Braselton, GA.

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In an effort to assess the effectiveness of the city of Santa Monica’s efforts to address homelessness, volunteers will conduct an annual street-by-street count of homeless individuals on the night of Jan. 30. The surveys allow officials to understand changes in trends among the city’s homeless populations; adjust the types of programs and services available according to need; comply with U.S. Housing and Urban Development and local stakeholder requirements; and raise public awareness about the issue of homelessness. Past counts have indicated a reduction in homelessness and demonstrated the tangible effects of the city’s Action Plan to Address Homelessness, local programs and initiatives, officials said. Last year’s count showed the city maintained the 34

percent reduction in street homelessness documented in 2010, with over 150 fewer people sleeping on city streets since 2009. The effort involves approximately 200 volunteers who travel the streets Jan. 3031, from 10:30 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. A kickoff event for volunteers will be held at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, East Wing, where they will receive training and will deploy in teams to cover every area of the city by foot and by car. At the same time, homeless individuals will be counted in shelters, transitional programs, hospital emergency rooms and other overnight facilities. Interested volunteers can RSVP online at: www.smgov.net/homelesscountvolunteer.aspx or by contacting Johanna Rodriguez at (310) 458-8701, or johanna.rodriguez@smgov.net.

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Santa Monica READS, a community reading program that invites everyone in the community to read and discuss the same novel in free book discussions and events held throughout the city, will take place Feb. 16 through March 23. The program marks its 11th year in 2013 with the novel “Wonder” by R.J. Palacio. A critically-acclaimed 2012 release by publisher Alfred A. Knopf, “Wonder” is the story of 10-year-old August “Auggie” Pullman, an ordinary boy in every way, except for a congenital facial deformity that has kept him away from most children his age. Previously home-schooled, Auggie begins attending school with other kids in the fifth grade, and the novel chronicles not only Auggie’s transformation over the

next year, but also the changes experienced by his family, friends and classmates. It is a universal story that many can relate to and is sure to provoke discussion among readers of all ages, a Santa Monica READS spokesperson said. “Wonder” is available now from the Santa Monica Public Library, as is a resource guide that provides more information on the book, its author and upcoming Santa Monica READS events. The program is sponsored by the Santa Monica Public Library, with support by the Friends of the Santa Monica Public Library and other community, educational and local business partners. Information, (310) 458-8600, or smpl. org.

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SPECIAL SESSION Board of Airport Commissioners Los Angeles World Airports The Los Angeles Board of Airport Commissioners will hold a special session to hear from the public on the Specific Plan Amendment Study (SPAS), including the SPAS Environmental Impact Report (EIR), which evaluates nine potential alternatives to certain components of the LAX Master Plan, including various configurations for the north airfield, terminal improvements, and LAX’s ground transportation system.Each Public Speaker will have five minutes to politely address the Board on this item. Thursday, January 31, 2013 at 9:30 am Samuel Greenberg Board Room No. 107 Los Angeles International Airport 1 World Way, Los Angeles, California 90045 As a covered entity under Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City of Los Angeles does not discriminate on the basis of disability and, upon request, will provide reasonable accommodation to ensure equal access to its programs, services and activities. Sign Language Interpreters, Communication access Real-Time Transcription, Assistive Listening Devices, or other auxiliary aids and/or services may be provided upon request. To ensure availability, you are advised to make your request at least 72 hours prior to the meeting you wish to attend. Due to difficulties in securing Sign Language Interpreters, five (5) or more business days notice is strongly recommended. For additional information, please contact: Larry Rolon, LAWA ADA Coordinator at (424) 646-5005, or email LRolon@lawa.org. 1/24/13 CNS-2435550# THE ARGONAUT

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. NOTICEIn accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). FICTITIOuS BuSInESS naME STaTEMEnT File no. 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).

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 12-2412. 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).

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 12-2412. 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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60 Like pitfalls 63 George who plays Stokes on “CSI” 64 Dough hoarder 65 Masters of the felttipped pen? 67 Hunter’s trick 71 Israel’s Netanyahu, familiarly 73 It helps dough rise 74 Climbers’ spikes 75 Officer’s ornament 78 Future father’s sch.? 79 Flower bed wetter 81 Ex halved 82 Bulletproof linen fiber? 84 Scrub the mission 86 What’s needed for the job 87 Scrap for Rover 88 Going on, to Holmes 89 Cowering caterpillar? 91 Unspecified degrees 93 Boffo abbr. 94 Happiness 95 “The Good Wife” fig. 96 Some crash programs 98 1957 war movie title river 100 Hoi polloi 105 “I Have __”: 1963 speech 108 Costly 110 Aquamarine 112 Cuban tortilla king? 115 Macbeth’s burial isle 116 Nuclear family? 117 Faddish

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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, 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).

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 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. 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 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 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 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 001648 The following person is doing business as: Callista Anne, 950 4th Street, Apt. 404, Santa Monica, CA 90403, County of Los Angeles. Articles of Incorporation or Organization Number: AI #ON: Registered owner: Callista Anne Sessler, 950 4th Street, Apt. 404, Santa Monica, CA 90403. This business is conducted by an Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Registrant Signature/Name: Callista Anne Sessler, Owner (Sole Proprietor). This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on January 4, 2013. Argonaut published: January 24, 31, February 7, 14, 2013. 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 002711 The following person is doing business as: 1. Miles Away Music, 4249 East Blvd. #6, Los Angeles, CA 90066, County of Los Angeles. 2. Miles Away Music BMI 3. Love Swamp. Articles of Incorporation or Organization Number: AI #ON: Registered owner: Vincent S. D’Onofrio, 4249 East Blvd. #6, Los Angeles, CA 90066. This business is conducted by an Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Registrant Signature/Name: Vincent S. D’Onofrio, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on January 7, 2013. Argonaut published: January 17, 24, 31, February 7, 2013. NOTICE-In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code).

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013 005150 The following person is doing business as: insurevents.com, 9841 Airport Blvd., Ste 1000, Los Angeles, CA 90045, County of Los Angeles. Articles of Incorporation or Organization Number: AI #ON: 2480207. Registered owners: Event Insurance Services, Inc., 9841 Airport Blvd., Ste 1000, Los Angeles, CA 90045. This business is conducted by a Corporation. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Registrant Signature/Name: Event Insurance Services, Inc., Sandra Zumbado, President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on January 9, 2013. Argonaut published: January 17, 24, 31, February 7, 2013. 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 010825 The following person is doing business as: Electriclear, 2152 Stonyvale Rd., Tujunga, CA 91042, County of Los Angeles. Articles of Incorporation or Organization Number: AI #ON: Registered owner: Shane Hilton, 2152 Stonyvale Rd., Tujunga, CA 91042. This business is conducted by an Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Registrant Signature/Name: Shane Hilton, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on January 16, 2013. Argonaut published: January 24, 31, February 7, 14, 2013. 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 010832 The following person is doing business as: Improvement of Movement, 938 3rd St. #205, Santa Monica, CA 90403, County of Los Angeles. Articles of Incorporation or Organization Number: AI #ON: Registered owner: Ben Guevara, 938 3rd St. #205, Santa Monica, CA 90403. This business is conducted by an Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Registrant Signature/Name: Ben Guevara, Principal. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on January 16, 2013. Argonaut published: January 24, 31, February 7, 14, 2013. 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).


legal advertising FICTITIOuS BuSInESS naME STaTEMEnT File no. 2013 010838 The following person is doing business as: The Savage Players, 1637 Via Margarita, Palos Verdes Est., CA 90274, County of Los Angeles. Articles of Incorporation or Organization Number: AI #ON: Registered owner: Lauren Dunagan Spierer, 1637 Via Margarita, Palos Verdes Est., CA 90274. This business is conducted by an Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Registrant Signature/Name: Lauren Dunagan Spierer, Co-Founder. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on January 16, 2013. Argonaut published: January 24, 31, February 7, 14, 2013. 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 011131 The following person is doing business as: Ocean View Pool Service, 3438 Colonial Ave., Los Angeles CA 90066, County of Los Angeles. Articles of Incorporation or Organization Number: AI #ON: Registered owner: Gary William Orlando, 3438 Colonial Ave., Los Angeles CA 90066. This business is conducted by an Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 1-16-13. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Registrant Signature/Name: Sharon B. Robinson, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on January 16, 2013. Argonaut published: January 24, 31, February 7, 14, 2013. 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 011652 The following person is doing business as: Blythe Spirit BodyWorks, 12020 Herbert St., Los Angeles CA 90066, County of Los Angeles. Articles of Incorporation or Organization Number: AI #ON: Registered owner: Sharon B. Robinson, 12020 Herbert St., Los Angeles CA 90066. This business is conducted by an Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Registrant Signature/Name: Sharon B. Robinson, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on January 17, 2013. Argonaut published: January 24, 31, February 7, 14, 2013. 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 011691 The following persons are doing business as: KMEC Group, 7806 Croydon Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90045, County of Los Angeles. Articles of Incorporation or Organization Number: AI #ON: Registered owner: 1. David A. Herbst, 7806 Croydon Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90045. 2. Nathalie T. Herbst, 7806 Croydon Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90045. This business is conducted by a Married Couple. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Registrant Signature/ Name: David Herbst, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on January 17, 2013. Argonaut published: January 24, 31, February 7, 14, 2013. NOTICE-In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). FICTITIOuS BuSInESS naME STaTEMEnT File no. 2013 011724 The following persons are doing business as: Brightwood Photography, 8664 Falmouth Ave., #12A, Playa del Rey, CA 90293, County of Los Angeles. Articles of Incorporation or Organization Number: AI #ON: Registered owner: Gregory Balkin, 8664 Falmouth Ave., #12A, Playa del Rey, CA 90293 This business is conducted by an Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 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: Gregory Balkin, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on January 17, 2013. Argonaut published: January 24, 31, February 7, 14, 2013. NOTICE-In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code).

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