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VOL 44, NO 6 Local News & Culture
Letters to the editor..................................... 5 Nautical News: Copper boat paint battle continues.......................................... 6
Candidates line up for congressional seat.. 8 Interview: Henry Waxman........................... 9 Counting the homeless in Santa Monica.. 12
Del Rey City Soccer Club takes its game to a new level........................................... 10
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Venice artist’s bright colors highlight dark truths................................................ 13
Hama Sushi hosts fundraiser with local roots................................................ 14 Westside happenings............................... 18 Free concerts at Fisherman’s Village........ 29 McCabe’s opens up a can of Hot Tuna..... 30
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Cleaners, contractors, plumbers............... 32 Crossword................................................. 32
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Ghost trimaran runs aground at Dockweiler An unmanned 37-foot trimaran boat washed ashore Monday on Dockweiler State Beach in Playa del Rey, leaving authorities trying to piece together what happened. Authorities located the vessel’s owner on Wednesday and don’t suspect foul play, said Lt. Chris Perez of the Sheriff’s Dept.’s Marina del Rey Station. It appears the boat somehow broke free from where it was anchored offshore before washing up on the beach with a hole in its bow, Perez said. “There were turbulent waters
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Re: “L.A. City Council approves controversial Westchester development,” news, Jan. 30 The article about the approval of a development at 7407 S. La Tijera Blvd. unfairly reflected negatively on the efforts of the Neighborhood Council of Westchester/Playa. And, once again, The Argonaut did not reach out to anyone on the council to hear or report on our perspective, relying on only two individuals for the article. The truth of how this project was modified to make it substantially better than it might have been was reflected in Los Angeles City Councilman Mike Bonin’s letter to his constituents about the project, wherein he reflected that as a result of the substantial efforts of the neighborhood council the developer agreed to “negotiate a better project.” We were in the same position that the councilman ultimately found himself as he reviewed our recommended position. As he wrote: “In other words, my voting yes gets your neighborhood much more than my voting no. If I voted no, I could thump my chest and insist I stood up for you, but I would
know that you would eventually get a worse project. If I vote yes, I might not get a round of applause, but I will have won you a better project than your neighborhood would otherwise get. As your representative, I feel I owe you that.” Had this project moved forward as originally designed without neighborhood council involvement or worse still as a by-right project, it would have been higher, larger, have less parking and no traffic mitigation. Rather than be critical of the neighborhood council, The Argonaut should be reporting the good work that was done.
Development is rarely a noncontentious issue. Development of commercial lots adjacent to residential communities is typically the most challenging to work through. This proposed project was presented at the Neighborhood Council of Westchester/Playa Planning and Land Use Committee on several occasions and the committee received much feedback from the community. The committee members listened to the concerns of the residents and did the best that they could given the facts: zoning allows for heights up to 45 feet; under state law (SB 1818) density bonuses are
required when a development includes a low-income housing component, which this does, granting the opportunity for an additional 11 feet to the building height; and the Department of Transportation will not permit ingress and egress access on La Tijera for new developments. Committee members negotiated with the developer, who agreed to a number of mitigations in an effort to address the concerns related to traffic and safety at the intersection of 74th Street and La Tijera. In response to concerns about more cars parked on adjacent residential
streets, the developer agreed to add more than 70 additional parking stalls over what the code requires. Landscaping and other improvements were also included. In the end, the neighborhood council supported the project because we realized that with SB1818 and the city’s appetite for dense housing along major transportation corridors such as the 405 Freeway, this project could be much worse than ultimately proposed and that there is tremendous value in the community benefits offered. Cyndi Hench President, Neighborhood Council of Westchester/Playa
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Opinion: Nautical NEWS Photo by Pat Reynolds
Boaters in Marina del Rey harbor are skeptical of claims that copper pollution requires a swift and expensive government response
The copper boat paint battle continues
Water board’s call to dredge Marina del Rey harbor and impose costly environmental regulations smells fishy to boaters By Pat Reynolds The issue of a potential ban on copper boat-bottom paint in Marina del Rey and a possible dredging of the entire harbor for environmental reasons have the local boating community rattled and concerned. And they are not alone. Los Angeles County, probably the most prominent stakeholder in all of this, is not pleased with what the Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board aims to do. In a recent 15-page letter to the water board, L.A. County Director of Public Works Gail Farber and Watershed Management Division Deputy Director Gary Hildebrand made it clear that spending no less than $250 million on a clean-up, scaring away boat tenants with compliance ordinances and upsetting the cultivated “destination” aesthetic during the process is not to their liking. The water board is pressing the issue over concerns that levels of water toxicity it has been monitoring for years — particularly copper — could soon make the harbor unsuitable for its intended purposes, listed as: “water contact recreation, non-contact water recreation, commercial/sport fishing, marine habitat, wildlife habitat and shellfish harvesting. “ Therein lies one of the abundant rubs in this situation — many locals scratch their heads when they read that list. Shellfish harvesting? Sport fishing? Commercial fishing? Marine habitat? These are not the first things that come to mind for boaters in Marina del Rey. I’ve been here quite a while and no one has yet asked me to go clamming over in D basin or to take the boat over near the public launch area to do a little sport fishing. It’s probably wording like this that makes many boaters wary of the operation. It alludes to a disconnect — perhaps an agency in pursuit of something to clean rather than a legitimate cause to protect. Unlike initiatives such as the Marine Protection Act, in which officials were looking to implement inventive methods to PAGE 6 THE ARGONAUT February 6, 2014
combat the overfishing of depleted stocks, this proposal doesn’t seem to carry the same urgency and weight. The reasoning sounds dubious to many in the boating community. “When Costco built its giant store and parking lot on Washington Boulevard in Marina del Rey, it was built on land that was once, long ago, home to everything from earthworms to deer — dogwoods to tumbleweeds. Developers poured four inches of bubbling hot asphalt over it and killed everything, on top of, as well as under the ground … forever. This has been done hundreds of times across L.A. County and tens of thousands of times across North America. Everyone accepts it simply as “progress” and ‘the cost of doing business,’” said longtime Marina del Rey boater Capt. Richard Schaefer, one of the more outspoken opponents of a harbor dredge. “However, for some arcane reason, known only to dogmatic bureaucrats and environmentalists, when water is added to the equation we don’t have simply a parking lot for boats, but rather some threatened aquatic wonderland; conjured from what was once a thriving — though somewhat corrupted — ecosystem, located on a scrubby bit of terra firma,” he said. Schaefer, along with thousands of other boat owners, may soon have to remove all traces of copper paint from the bottom of his boat to comply with an environmental mandate — a costly proposition putting the issue under great scrutiny. “Imposing mandatory hull paint replacement when there is no viable alternative paint, there is no similar requirement in other local marinas/ harbors, there is no statewide requirement for non-copper paint, and there is no current state or federal law that requires the sole production and use of copper-free boat hull paints is an unreasonable and arbitrary action that would unnecessarily impair the efficient management of the Marina del Rey harbor,” states the county
letter. But in its documents, the water board counters that “at present, there are a number of available alternatives that have been demonstrated to be both nontoxic in nature and effective at reducing fouling growth. Examples include silicone hull coatings and hard smooth epoxy hull coatings, combined with more frequent underwater hull cleaning.” They also make the case that banning copper paint will force the industry to invent event better solutions, producing a product to meet obvious demand, as they say in Economics 101. But the idea of banning an integral ingredient in the boating recipe with a promise of “something awesome will come along — you’ll see” is not very comforting. It, too, invites doubt towards those making these propositions. Furthermore, reps from both local boatyards don’t agree that these alternatives are worthy. Lastly, what makes some of the harbors human inhabitants all the more uncomfortable is how the water board doesn’t seem overly sympathetic to the economic impact this will have on the county and individual boaters. We know agencies often lack quality bedside manner, but in response to these concerns board documents state that “the potential for economic losses to businesses in Marina del Rey if boaters choose to dock their boats at nearby harbors is not a CEQA [California Environmental Quality Act] relevant inquiry. The CEQA inquiry relates to what significant adverse environmental impacts are foreseeably attendant with the reasonably foreseeable means of compliance with the regulation.” I’m not entirely sure what all that means, but I know it’s cold. I believe most boaters are environmentally conscious people and it’s not our first tendency to discount a concern. Granted, when proposals are made that hit the wallet, things can be
different, but in this scenario it seems folks are just taken aback. If the pollution in Marina del Rey is as dire as the water board contends, they need to make that clearer. Ironically, much of the information coming from their camp sounds unsympathetic and robotic. I’ve never seen such universal recoil to an environmental proposition in this area. Probably the greatest underlying worry is how this could impact local boating at its core. Attendance is low, slip vacancies are up and many feel this may be a blow that will come too hard and too fast. “We’re really struggling with this in the boating community,” Debra Talbot, head of the Dept. of Beaches and Harbors Boating Section, said during a recent public meeting. “We’re finally, a little bit, coming out of the corner from the economic tragedy that we suffered in the recreational boating community, and I really feel like this will push us way back and may even get rid of the recreational boating community. This [proposal] will double the cost of maintaining our boats, and that’s not what we want for the marina — we want it to prosper and thrive.”
The Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board is holding a hearing to discuss acceptable pollutant levels for Marina del Rey harbor at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6, at the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California Board Room, 700 N. Alameda St., Los Angeles. Members of the water board and the Recreation Boaters of California will discuss and take questions on plans to ban copper boat paint during a public forum at 7 p.m. on Feb. 20 at the Del Rey Yacht Club, 13900 Palawan Way, Marina del Rey. Call (310) 823-4664. § Reach Pat via letters@argonautnews. com.
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They’re off to the races Former City Controller Wendy Greuel
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A dizzying number of hopefuls are eyeing the Westside congressional seat Henry Waxman will leave behind By Gary Walker Last week’s unexpected announcement by Rep. Henry Waxman (D- Beverly Hills) that he will retire from Congress after 40 years of representing Westside communities in Washington has triggered an avalanche of candidates looking to fill his seat. State Sen. Ted Lieu (D-Torrance), whose district includes many of the same communities as Waxman’s, and former Los Angeles City Controller Wendy Greuel, who recently campaigned to become mayor of Los Angeles, wasted no time launching campaigns after Waxman said he would step down. Attorney Sandra Fluke, who became a gender equality celebrity last year after House Republicans blocked her from testifying about contraception coverage during an Affordable Care Act hearing, is also seeking the state Democratic Party’s endorsement for the seat, according to reports. State Assemblyman Richard Bloom (DSanta Monica), formerly mayor of Santa Monica, wrote last week on Twitter that he is “seriously considering running for Waxman’s seat.” Author and lecturer Marianne Williamson and film producer Brent Roske have been campaigning as leftleaning independent candidates since last year. Four other dark horse candidates — Republican Christopher David and Democrats Robert Baker, Derrick Ferree and attorney Zein Obagi Jr. — pulled candidacy papers in January, according to the Los Angeles County RegistrarRecorder’s Office. Prognosticators also suggest Bill Bloomfield, a wealthy businessman who received 46% of the vote when challenging Waxman as an independent in 2012, may also enter the race. Candidates will square off in a primary election on June 3. If no candidate receives more than 50% of the vote, those who finish first and second (regardless of party affiliation) will meet again in the
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Nov. 4 general election. Loyola Marymount University political science professor Richard Fox, a specialist in congressional and electoral politics, expects even more candidates to join the race before a March 12 nomination papers filing deadline. Waxman’s departure “is an opportunity if you’re an ambitious and aspiring city councilman, state senator or member of the Assembly who happens to be a Democrat,” Fox said. “If you want to go to Congress, this is probably your best chance to run.” In a matter of days, Lieu and Greuel have rolled out several dozen endorsements that, along with their name recognition and ability to raise campaign funds, put them at an immediate advantage over other candidates. Lieu was already slated to run for reelection to the state Senate. “I love our nation. But I believe that we can do better. We have faced some of the same difficult issues in California that we have seen nationally,” Lieu said of his decision to run for Congress. “We have faced huge deficits, partisan gridlock and a government shutdown. But because I and other lawmakers reached across the aisle and made difficult decisions, we came out of those situations and now we have a budget surplus.” Greuel, who also served on the Los Angeles City Council, said several supporters urged her to run following Waxman’s retirement announcement. “I saw it as ‘aha’ moment,” Greuel said. “Congress is considered to be so dysfunctional by the public, and we deserve to have a Congress that gets things done.” Greuel said she will move into the district in order to run for Waxman’s seat and that she isn’t concerned that opponents may charge her with carpet bagging. “Absolutely not,” she said. “I live about a mile out of the district right now, and as city controller I represented people on the Westside and the entire city.” Fox said Lieu may have the edge going
into the primary because he’s already representing Marina del Rey, Venice, Playa del Rey, Santa Monica and some South Bay communities within Waxman’s congressional district. “Greuel and Lieu both have high name recognition, but voters in the district are more familiar with Lieu,” Fox said. Lieu and Greuel also have connections with two of the district’s main business constituencies —entertainment and aerospace. Greuel was a government and community affairs executive for DreamWorks Studios prior to running for the L.A. City Council, and Lieu has received nearly a decade of support from South Bay aerospace companies and sits on the California Senate Select Committee on Defense and Aerospace. Other candidates were optimistic that Waxman taking himself out of the equation will result in healthy debate and broader political participation. “Waxman’s retirement really opens up the race,” Roske said. “I think a lot of different people now have a shot at this, and it makes an already interesting endeavor quite exciting.” Williamson said she expected a “dynamic” contest — especially with Fluke’s apparent decision to join the race. “I think our democracy is at its best when everyone participates, especially women,” Williamson said. “I think it’s going to be a very exciting race.” On the national landscape, Fox reads Waxman’s decision to leave Congress as a tacit admission that Democrats do not have high hopes for the 2014 midterm elections. “Clearly the Democrats don’t think that they can win back the House. “[Waxman] probably doesn’t feel like [being a member of the minority party] is a great way to spend the twilight years of his career in Congress,” Fox said — a claim Waxman has denied. § firstname.lastname@example.org
Henry Waxman’s last dance
The Westside elder statesman on why he’s leaving Congress, how to fix Washington and taking a parting shot at global warming Henry Waxman has had enough. After representing Westside communities in the House of Representatives for 40 years, the 74-year-old Beverly Hills Democrat announced last week that he would not seek reelection in November. Waxman’s retirement announcement caused a seismic shift in the political landscape of Marina del Rey, Playa del Rey, Venice and Santa Monica and has opened an electoral window for a number of candidates seeking to replace him at the head of one of the nation’s wealthiest congressional districts. The aftershock was felt nationwide: Waxman became one of the most influential members in Congress by spearheading legislation of national interest — the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the Clean Air Act, the Children’s Health Insurance Program and Ryan White Care Act among them — while at various times leading the House’s Energy and Commerce Committee and its Oversight and Government Reform Committee. He’s also pushed for global warming regulations and opposed the weakening of Food and Drug Administration controls. A co-founder of the Los Angeles County Young Democrats, the Los Angeles native and UCLA graduate began his political career in the California Assembly in 1969 and served three terms before his election to Congress in 1975. But in all those years, never has political intransigence been so steadfast as in today’s Congress, he said, blaming his Tea Party colleagues across the aisle. — Gary Walker How much was the Tea Party and Washington gridlock a factor in your decision to retire? I am very disappointed that there is so much extremism coming from the Tea Party. They are obstructionists because they feel that compromise is a dirty word. I am embarrassed that the greatest legislative body in the world too often operates in a partisan intellectual vacuum, denying science, refusing to listen to experts and ignoring facts. But I am not leaving out of frustration with Congress. My primary motivation was that I think it’s time for someone new, with fresh ideas. I would also like to say that I am not leaving because I think House Democrats have no chance to retake the House. In fact, I think Democrats can take back the House this fall. I still feel youthful and energetic, but I recognize that if I want to experience a life outside of Congress, I need to start soon. What are you hearing from colleagues on both sides of the aisle who are also leaving Congress? Different people have different reasons for leaving. Reps. George Miller and Tom Harkin and Sen. Max Baucus are from my class — 1975. It’s a generational change. But hopefully we’ll see some new faces with new ideas, and that’s what we need in Congress. Is there any hope that the gridlock will end at some point? I think so. The Republicans are in a civil war right now. And the few moderate Republicans are frustrated that the Tea Party extremists just want to say ‘no’ to everything. If they continue down this path, the Republicans will become an extinct party. They’ll be able to compete
regionally, but not as a national party. How did Washington become a place where moderation is no longer welcome? I think it began several years ago, the lack of civility that started to become the norm. But even with this Congress some of us have been able to work in a bipartisan manner. Last Congress, I worked with Democrats and Republicans in the House and Senate to pass legislation that will ease the nation’s growing spectrum shortage, spur innovation in new ‘Super Wi-Fi’ technologies, and create a national broadband network for first responders. And just last year, I worked on a bipartisan basis to enact legislation strengthening [Federal Drug Administration’s] authority to stop dangerous drug compounding and to track pharmaceuticals through the supply chain. How would you answer critics of the Affordable Care Act? I think it will be looked at as very important, landmark legislation. I think it will be evolving over time, but I think it will continue to be a great benefit to the American people. One of the problems in our deficit is the growing cost of Medicare and the Affordable Care Act will reduce Medicare spending. When Social Security was rolled out, it faced similar criticism, as did Medicare. And as we know, both of these programs are very popular with the public, especially with seniors. Have you given any thought to endorsing anyone for your seat? It’s a little premature for that at the moment. I hope there will be people who want to follow in my footsteps in the bipartisan tradition.
“I am embarrassed that the greatest legislative body in the world too often operates in a partisan intellectual vacuum, denying science, refusing to listen to experts and ignoring facts. But I am not leaving out of frustration with Congress.” — Henry Waxman What do you think is going to be your enduring legacy in Washington? Many of the bills that I have sponsored have involved fighting over a long period of time. They weren’t always easy. The Clean Air Act, my work on food safety laws, on tobacco legislation, on HIV and AIDS, on pesticides and on the Affordable Care Act have all been things that I am very proud to have written. I chaired hearings on the tobacco industry in the 1990s, when some people thought they would not lead to anything, and after more than a decade President Obama signed my legislation into law. So sometimes holding hearings is an important part of the legislative process. What should voters be looking for in their next representative? A representative who will pay attention to the diverse constituencies that we have in the 33rd District. We have a very robust entertainment industry, an aerospace industry that is crucial to the region and
two airports. We have a large coastal area, so protecting our beaches in essential. We also need someone who will not only be able to represent the district as a national figure, but as an international figure as well. What will be the focus of your last 11 months in Congress? Helping the administration to stop greenhouse gases, which is something that I have been trying to do for a long time. In 2009, I worked with then-Rep. Edward Markey to pass the Waxman-Markey climate change bill in the House [it stalled in the Senate]. The president himself can take action, but I will be doing what I can to help him. We have too many people in Congress that continue to deny climate change. So that, as well as trying to make sure that we continue to protect Medicare and Social Security, is what my focus will be. I have had a long career and an eventful one — and I wouldn’t trade any of it. § February 6, 2014 THE ARGONAUT PAGE 9
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Moving the ball forward
The Del Rey City Soccer Club takes its game to a new level — the National Premier Soccer League
By Joe Piasecki
Del Rey City SC player Mike Numon makes a breakaway during a club-level game last year Photo by Travis Flynn
Del Rey City SC President Brian Perez watches players drill during Jan. 25 tryouts for his NPSL and WPSL squad
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rian Perez wants to put Marina del Rey on the professional soccer map. President and co-owner of the Del Rey City Soccer Club, Perez has spent the past five years growing the organization from a recreational gathering of FoxSports.com and FoxSoccer.com employees into a thriving network of local amateur squads — the Del Rey City 90 (named for the Marina Freeway), DRC Admiralty (for Admiralty Way), DRC 1965 (the year the harbor was dedicated) and the DRC Argonauts among them. This year he’s going one bigger: taking the club to the professional level by fielding teams in both the National Premier Soccer League and Women’s Premier Soccer League. The NPSL is considered the fourth-tier of American men’s soccer, a few notches below Major League Soccer teams such as the L.A. Galaxy but a stepping stone for ambitious players to work their way up the pyramid. There are 57 NPSLaffiliated teams nationwide. Del Rey City SC will be the first NPSL
team in Los Angeles and will compete among nine teams in the league’s West Region Southern Conference, which includes squads representing Las Vegas, San Diego and Orange County. Games are held on Saturday nights to accommodate travel needs. The WPSL’s level of play is second only to the nine-club National Women’s Soccer League and includes 70 teams nationwide. “We are Marina del Rey first, Westside Los Angeles second,” said Perez, a Marina del Rey resident since 2006. “I’m hoping the local area will really get into it. I think there’s real potential here.” But there are also challenges. Perez, who’s previously used Playa Vista Sports Park as a home field for club play, still needs to find a home stadium for his professional teams. Right now he’s looking all the way to Culver City High School if he can’t swing hosting games at Loyola Marymount University’s Sullivan Field. (Perez expects to draft several NPSL team players from the college squad.) “The NPSL requires that you have a stadium that seats at least 500 and has a fence around it so you can charge for tickets,” Perez said. On the business side, survival is a challenge if the team doesn’t take off quickly with soccer fans in Marina
Photo by Travis Flynn
Goalkeeper Scott Nalu, a Del Rey City club player hoping to move up to its NPSL team, dives for a stop during team tryouts on Jan. 25
del Rey and surrounding Westside communities. “Once we get settled it’ll be about $10 a ticket — that’s pretty much what all teams do. Do they make money? I don’t think most do, but there are some in the league that get turnouts of 4,000 or 5,000 fans, which is incredible. I think the average attendance is about 1,000,” said Perez, who also has a management role and ownership stake in the NPSL’s San Diego Flash, which has seen several players move on to Major League Soccer play. Del Rey City SC’s men’s team is set to play its first game March 1, and its WPSL counterpart takes the field in April. For the past two Saturdays, Perez and Head Coach Jorge Rodriguez, a co-owner of the team who played professionally after being a standout on the LMU varsity squad, have organized combined tryouts for both squads at Redondo Beach Aviation Field. The two met at Fox Sports, where Perez previously ran the computer engineering side of FoxSoccer. com and Rodriguez was director of engineering for FoxSports.com. NPSL rules prohibit Del Rey City SC from paying players — mainly because the spring/summer league draws a lot of off-season National Collegiate Athletic
Assoc. players in the spring and summer — but about 40 men (most Del Rey City SC newcomers) and three women showed up at 7 a.m. on Jan. 25 to compete for one of 16 spots on each team. For players who aspire to a paycheck, the NPSL or WPSL “is a way to be seen. You’re playing in a national league, and the coaches in the divisions above us, this is where they look for players,” Perez said. The youngest player on the field was 14-year-old Frankie Mujic, a Marina del Rey native and freshman at Malibu High School who plays on the school’s varsity soccer team. Last summer she scored the more goals than any other player on Del Rey City SC’s adult co-ed amateur squad. Her father, Edi Mujic, was a professional soccer player in Germany and previously ran the amateur FC Playa Vista soccer club, which Perez has taken over in hopes of converting it into an NPSL team next year. “I’ve been playing soccer every single day of my life since I was four,” said Frankie Mujic, whose ultimate ambition is to play in the exclusive National Women’s Soccer League. “With a coach like my dad, it isn’t just a game, it’s a lifestyle.” Also on the field was goalkeeper Scott
“I don’t want guys who have anger issues in a Del Rey City uniform. I want a team that plays hard, plays fair.” — Del Rey City Soccer Club President Brian Perez Nalu, 26, who until moving to Los Angeles last year played semi-pro soccer in Michigan. He’s been playing on various Del Rey City SC amateur clubs for about six months. “I’m very proud to be a part of it,” Nalu said of the club and an invitation by Perez to try out for the NPSL squad. “The level of competition here is much greater than it was back in Detroit — with the warm weather you can play year-round,” Nalu said. A big advantage of graduating from clublevel games to the semi-pros is the switch from short-field seven-on-seven matches to full-turf 11-on-11 squads, WPSL hopeful Colleen Grant said during the Jan. 25 tryout.
“The style of play is different. You have more room for breakaways and to do a lot more passing. It requires a lot more teamwork,” said Grant, 22. Playing for Del Rey City SC also requires a professional attitude, according to Perez. “I sort [potential] players by personality first,” Perez said as he watched a scrimmage match during the tryouts. “I don’t want guys who have anger issues in a Del Rey City uniform. I want a team that plays hard, plays fair.” Del Rey City SC will announce its NPSL and WPSL schedules at delreycity.com. § email@example.com
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More than a statistic
Volunteers fan out for Santa Monica’s annual homeless count By Gary Walker It was after 10 p.m. but the Grand Pavilion at St. Monica’s Catholic Church was a beehive of activity — a scene resembling a political war room in constant motion, complete with charts and speeches. On Jan. 30, some 250 volunteers had gathered alongside police, firefighters and park rangers to prepare for Santa Monica’s annual homeless count, which helps guide city policies to combat homelessness. “The count helps us know where our homeless people are. Doing it on the same night helps us to identify what our needs are,” Santa Monica Human Services Administrator Margaret Willis explained. At 11 p.m., participants formed 70 teams and fanned out to all areas of the city, some working until 4 a.m. Debbie Lee, vice president of the nonprofit business advocacy group Downtown Santa Monica
Inc., has participated in six city homeless counts. This year she led a team canvassing a western portion of the city that included Santa Monica Pier and some of Third Street Promenade. “What you see out here really touches you,” said Lee, whose team counted 16 people. On Third Street, men and women slept huddled under blankets on benches along the promenade or pushed carts down Santa Monica Boulevard. On the pier, several others sought refuge from the cold night air as they nestled under benches, underneath the pier or in crevices on the pier’s lower deck, not far from a group of midnight fishermen. In other parts of Santa Monica, homeless families who reside in their vehicles are more prevalent, city officials said, and many homeless people also sleep in alleys or rest in city parks. Volunteers rarely interacted with the people they encountered. Back at the pavilion, training
sessions included how to conduct the count without disturbing those who may be sleeping in a vehicle or encampment. Santa Monica typically conducts homeless counts on the last Wednesday in January. Last year’s volunteers counted 780 homeless people —up from 740 in 2011, but down significantly from 915 in 2009. In 2011, the effort logged 263 people sleeping on the street and 44 in cars. In 2013, there were 316 on the street and 57 in cars. Final numbers for the 2014 count will be released later this month, Willis said. Homelessness has been slightly on the rise in Los Angeles neighborhoods but declining throughout the greater metropolitan area, said Joe Colletti, who pioneered homeless counts in other Southern California cities and founded the nonprofit group Urban Initiative. Outside of Los Angeles and Santa Monica, “the numbers show a significant downturn in
many cities,” he said. To combat homelessness, many cities have begun to implement a “housing first” strategy — reversing the historical “continuum of care” model by moving homeless people into housing prior to completion of social services programs. Critics of the continuum model argue that it forces homeless people to succeed in provisional shelters and rehabilitation programs in order to qualify for housing, which often leads to failures due to lack of permanent housing. Colletti attributes an overall regional decline in homelessness to housing first strategies. “Municipal governments and counties are learning that housing people before connecting them with service providers is less expensive than the old method of providing temporary shelter first,” he said. Santa Monica has included the housing first model as part of its homelessness action plans since 2009, said Willis.
“We have found that it is more cost-effective,” she said. “In the past, I think people have been resistant to trying something new like ‘Housing First’ because they think that people who are homeless have to ‘earn’ the right to have housing.” Councilman Kevin McKeown said the homeless count will help city leaders decide which antihomelessness programs to fund. The count “gives us a crucial metric by which to judge the effectiveness of our various social service programs. When we implemented housing first,’ which focuses on the most vulnerable people homeless on our streets, we were gratified to see that overall counts went down significantly,” McKeown said. “When this year’s count results become available, they will inform our budget and where we might seek new, innovative solutions along with continuation of what’s already working.”§ firstname.lastname@example.org
From the rising oF the sun to its setting: Chant and Contemporary Liturgical Music, East and West
Huffington Ecumenical Symposium Feb. 21 - 22, 2014 Loyola Mar ymount Universit y 1 LMU Dr. Los Angeles 90045
Loyola Marymount University’s Huffington Ecumenical Institute is hosting a symposium to examine the heritage of East and West liturgical music. Lectures, workshops, worship and fellowship are included in the program. Cappella Romana, the renowned vocal chamber ensemble directed by Alexander Lingas, will perform Saturday evening in Sacred Heart Chapel. Cappella Romana’s performance is titled: “Chant: The Common Inheritance of East and West.” Speakers including His Eminence Metropolitan Gerasimos of San Francisco, Monsignor Richard Hilgartner, Margot Fassler and Anthony Ruff will explore the legacy and contribution of liturgical music to the life of the Church. This free public event is a collaboration with the Henry Luce Foundation and Virginia H. Farah Foundation. For more information and to register please visit bellarmine.lmu.edu/huffington14 or call 310.338.1917.
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The ‘Ghosts’ of war
Venice artist Ralph Ziman uses bright colors to highlight the dark cloud of violence hanging over his native South Africa By Michael Aushenker Ralph Ziman may be adding festive, luminous colors to images of assault rifles carried by masked thugs, but don’t accuse the Venice artist of candy-coating the violence in his South African homeland. The 60 photos of AK47s adorned with red, blue, green and yellow Shona beads that make up Ziman’s first American exhibit — “Ghosts,” which opens Saturday at C.A.V.E. Gallery on Abbot Kinney Boulevard — are a cry for attention. “The whole continent is awash in weapons,” said Ziman, a Johannesburg transplant. Even outside of the poverty, warfare, child soldiers and religious extremism of neighboring African countries, “things are not great [in South Africa]. The government is incredibly corrupt,” Ziman said, alluding to embattled South African President Jacob Zuma, who has been accused of fraud, racketeering, polygamy and, most recently, using tax dollars to renovate his home. “Any direction from Apartheid is a good direction … [but] at the moment, poor people are
poorer than they’ve ever been” — a situation too often exploited by gun-toting criminals who perpetrate kidnappings and carjackings with near impunity, he said. Last year’s national crime statistics for South Africa, a country already plagued by extraordinarily high crime rates, showed increased in violent robberies, hijackings and attempted murders, according to news reports. Ziman has previously used images of assault rifles in street art throughout Venice, including spray-painted murals on Abbot Kinney and near the corner of Brooks and Pacific avenues. For “Ghosts,” a multimedia exhibit eight months in the making, Ziman photographed costumed street vendors in Zimbabwe as they held the colorfully adorned replica assault rifles. The artist printed the images onto copy paper and hand-painted them. The works are displayed among 200 replica weapons that he packed onto crates and shipped back from Africa — no easy text, he said. “When I saw his photographs of these men with AK-47s situated
in stark empty rooms — their bright colors juxtaposed against the cold grey concrete — it was electrifying, but alarming at the same time,” said Patrick Iaconis, co-owner of C.A.V.E Gallery with Tanya Patsaourus. Also a filmmaker, Ziman recently directed “Kite,” an independent film Starring Samuel L. Jackson that’s slated for fall release, and next hopes to shoot a documentary on political unrest in the Congo. But, for Ziman, nothing beats the immediacy of self-expression that comes with city and gallery walls, he said. “This is very liberating,” he said. “You can do it cheaply, expediently. You don’t have to deal with politics and financing. To get [movies] financed, there’s a lot of things that play into it. This is much freer.” “Ghosts” debuts with an opening reception from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at C.A.V.E. Gallery, 1108 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice. The event includes music by DJ Bu$RID3R. Call (310) 450-6960 or visit cavegallery.net. email@example.com
Ralph Ziman’s images in “Ghosts” use bright colors to make a point about dark truths
“The whole continent is awash in weapons,” Ziman said of Africa February 6, 2014 THE ARGONAUT PAGE 13
“April on Retro Canal,” a painting by Venice artist Frank Strasser, is part of Sunday’s fundraiser exhibit
Local color for a cause
Veteran Venice artists Frank Strasser and Margaret Molloy team up at Hama Sushi in support of a memorial for Japanese Americans imprisoned during World War II By Michael Aushenker Painter Frank Strasser and photographer Margaret Molloy both moved to Venice in 1979 — the same year Hama Sushi opened its doors on Windward Circle. At the restaurant on Sunday, Strasser and Molloy will exhibit and sell art celebrating the neighborhood they chose to call home while paying tribute to Japanese Americans who, 35 years before their arrival, were forcibly removed in a xenophobic panic during World War II. Sponsored by the Venice Arts Council, the event will forward proceeds from art and food sales to help pay for installation of the Venice Japanese American Memorial Marker at 933½ Venice Blvd. — an infamous spot where, in April 1942, officers of a Civil Control Station boarded more than 1,000 local Japanese Americans on buses bound for Manzanar War Relocation Authority Camp located, ironically, near Independence, Calif. A committee formed to support the monument includes many who were sent to the camps with only those possessions they could carry. For Strasser and Molloy, Venice was a much more welcoming place. Originally from Dublin, Ireland, Molloy has in the past 35 years lived all over
Venice — by the canals, off Abbot Kinney Boulevard and today near Venice High— and has worked as a photojournalist for several news outlets, including the Santa Monica Mirror from 2001 through 2011. “I traversed all beats. You see aspects of community life that I lot of people don’t get to see,” Molloy said. “Community journalism is very powerful. It’s life up close.” Molloy will bring 16 prints “representing the creative spirit of Venice” to Hama Sushi for Sunday’s event, she said. From Strasser’s colorful, quasi-surreal tributes to Venice — paintings such as “Blue Canal,” in which the bridge and its reflection formulate a kind of third eye, and “Eclectic Avenue,” alive with caricatures of Venice denizens — his connection to the neighborhood is apparent. A self-taught artist, Strasser grew up in Culver City and got the art bug as a child after receiving a paint set for Christmas. After earning his degree in English literature at Loyola Marymount University, Strasser headed for Europe, where he was inspired by Impressionist works, and then Mexico, where he sang in a house band at an outdoor club in Puerto Vallarta.
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A photograph of Venice Beach at sunset by artist Margaret Molloy
Upon his return to Los Angeles, Strasser said he “lucked into a little place in Venice on the canals” and wound up singing for the canal-inspired band The Canaligators, which performed during the 2005 Venice Centennial. Speaking of a mystical connection with Jim Morrison, Strasser has twice landed singing gigs for his ability to belt out songs by Venice’s The Doors. While in Mexico, “I missed funky book stores, diverse people, intellectual stimulation. More than anything, it’s the diversity of culture here,” he said of what brought him back to L.A.’s Westside. With his Venice studio currently undergoing a renovation, Strasser will be showing canvas Giclée prints representing acrylics created in the last 15 years. In November, Molloy exhibited at UCLA in a show titled “Local Witness: Old.
Disabled. Homeless.” That solo exhibition — “an examination of creativity; of people, street performers, mostly around the Boardwalk,” she said — is just one genre of Venice photography in her portfolio. “I tend to shoot many things concurrently. I always have different threads going,” Molloy said. “Documenting Venice is very important to me because it’s such a unique place; it’s a very generous community,” she said. “It’s a very tolerant community and I love that.” The reception and fundraiser for the Venice Japanese American Memorial Marker is from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Hama Sushi, 213 Windward Ave., Venice. Call (310) 396-8783 or visit hamasushi. com. § firstname.lastname@example.org
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Restaurants EL ABAJENO Latin American, Mexican cuisine served is described fondly by satisfied customers who have eaten here for 25 years as a “mom and pop home cooking in the neighborhood restaurant,” and having “the best chilaquiles and menudo around.” El Abajeno serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, specialties, beer, burritos, carnitas, super tostadas, guacamole and chips, chilaquiles, seafood, open 7 days, opens at 8 a.m., take-out, catering, 4515 Inglewood Blvd. (at Culver Blvd.), Culver City, (310) 390-0755
EL RINCON CRIOLLO “The Creole Corner,” presents authentic and always fresh, Cuban cuisine, known for roast chicken dishes and the leanest, firmest lechon (pork) dishes, served with rice, black beans, plantains, and lots of wonderfully seasoned onions. Eleven seafood dishes, Generous portions at good prices in a warm, friendly atmosphere. The walls are covered with paintings imported from Cuba, and many are for sale. Cuban and Spanish catering, take-out, 4361 Sepulveda Blvd., Culver City, 9310) 3914478, www.bestcubanfood.com.
HACIENDA PLAYA DEL REY Great traditional Mexican food and margaritas, this restaurant joins the original restaurant, established in Westchester in 1973, and owned by the Hernandez family. The popular menu includes their famous homemade tortillas, tacos, combo dishes, seafood, nachos, guacamole. The full bar with ample seating. On Sundays at 9 p.m., a live Mariachi band performs at the Lincoln Blvd. location only, 8415 Pershing Drive, Playa del Rey, (310) 751-6135, and 8347 Lincoln Blvd., Westchester, (310) 670-8588
HAL’S BAR AND GRILL Eclectic bar and grill is a renowned Venice locale, home to specialty cocktails, an extensive wine list, a relaxed, friendly atmosphere, and a diverse clientele. Distinctive American cuisine for lunch and dinner. Half-price for featured wines on Tuesday and Wednesday nights. Live jazz every Sunday night from 8 to 11 p.m., Monday night from 9 p.m. to 12
a.m., no cover charge. Hal’s upstairs hideaway is perfect for private parties/events,1349 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice, (310) 396-3105, www.HalsbarandGrill.com
HINANO’S CAFE A permanent fixture at Venice Beach, Hinano’s is a beer and wine bar legendary for its cool and unpretentious atmosphere, terrific burgers and ice-cold beer. Sawdust on the floor gives it that folksy flavor, and the popcorn machine and jukebox are favorites among locals and visitors alike. Three pool tables are continuously busy, and strangers get to know each other over a friendly game, 15 Washington Blvd., Venice, (310) 822-3902, www.facebook.com/hinanocafevenice
HUMBLE POTATO The “Original Hambaga” combines American comfort with a Japanese kick. A neighborhood eatery, the menu includes burgers, hot dogs, sandwiches, salads, fries, sweet tooth, and beverages, Hours: Mon-Fri: 11:30 a.m.-10:00 p.m., Sat-Sun: noon - 10:00 p.m. 8321 Lincoln Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90045. Phone: 323-989-2242 or visit: www. humblepotato.com
HURRY CURRY Enjoy Indian and Pakistani cuisine at this friendly neighborhood restaurant. Local residents say this is the place to go for delicious, authentic food. Appetizers include Samosa, a crispy pastry with mildly spiced potatoes and peas, and Chicken Chat, flour crisps with diced potatoes, garnished with yogurt, tamarind and chat masala. Tandoori dishes, cooked in an Indian clay oven, include marinated whole/ half/quarter chickens, served with rice and salad, 12825 Venice Blvd., Mar Vista, (310) 398-2948, www.hurrycurryla.com
J. NICHOLS KITCHEN Nichols Restaurant opened in 1974 as a casual neighborhood coffee shop and diner, served traditional comfort favorites and service with a smile. Still family-owned and operated, Nichols evolved to keep pace with dining habits, never losing sight of its roots as a diner, staying true to its humble beginnings.
Food is still made from scratch daily, with fresh, whole ingredients. The menu showcases many original dishes, and includes a new, broad assortment, 4375 Glencoe Ave., Marina del Rey, (310) 823-2283, www.jnicholskitchen.com
JONI’S CAFE This is the place to go for coffee roasted on the premises, brewed one cup at a time, great food, and meeting friendly people. Breakfast is served all day, 7 days a week, and lunch starts at 11 a.m. Owners Julie and Jim Jungwirth say they take great pride in Joni’s being a second home, the pulse of the neighborhood, and are dedicated to maintaining this feeling of community, 552 Washington Blvd., Marina del Rey, (310) 305-7147, menu online, www. JonisCoffee.com
KABUKI Kabuki is a form of traditional Japanese theater that began performing during the 17th century, with performers traveling the land and sharing their stories. We hope that while you dine with us, you too can share stories with those around you. The wide variety of the menu includes appetizers, salads, seafood, sushi and sashimi, specialty rolls, entrees, and signature dishes. A kid’s menu is available, Howard Hughes Center, 6081 Center Drive, #203, Westchester, (310) 6415524, www.kabukirestaurants.com
KILLER SHRIMP Serving our signature dish for 20 years, Killer shrimp, cooked to order in spicy, secret sauce. Enjoy the tasty Killer Mac and Cheese, fresh seafood, steak, salad and soup. Every seat boasts fabulous waterfront views, outdoor seating, special banquet room, Happy Hour daily. Full breakfast menu at Killer Cafe, including the Killer Bloody Mary. Use the dock-and-dine boat dock, bike in, free parking for cars and bikes. 4211 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey, (310) 578-2293, www. Killershrimp.com
LE CELLIER WINE BAR & RESTAURANT
perfect for business lunches and networking, dining or private events and functions. A convivial atmosphere with good food and conversation. Bernard, the general manager, is a wine connoisseur, with a strong background in importing. Serving lunch and dinner, fine wines and microbrewed beers, paired with contemporary French-Vietnamese cuisine. The menu includes starters, salads, charcuterie and cheese items, sandwiches, small bites, large bites, platters, 417 Washington Blvd., Marina del Rey, (424) 228-5491, www. le-cellier-winebar.com
LIBRARY ALE HOUSE This pub offers a wide variety of microbrews, select imports on tap, and beers from around the world that are difficult to find, and a selection of white and red wines. This unique restaurant has a diverse and eclectic menu, with clever descriptions for food items, such as Light Reading (salads), The Stacks (burgers), and Endnotes (desserts). The menu includes fish and chips, taco sliders, pasta primavera, and more, 2911 Main St., Santa Monica, (310) 314-4855, www.libraryalehouse.com
MACCHI’S BISTRO This long-established Italian dining spot offers traditional fresh pasta dishes, such as ravioli, linguini al pesto and gnocchi. Popular seafood dishes include Linguine Pescatore. Locals and visitors say the atmosphere is warm and family-oriented, and say they can’t get enough of the fresh, warm bread with a garlic/olive oil dip. Tiramisu and Caesar salad are on the menu. Chicken and veal dishes include Pollo al Limon and Veal Marsala. 425 Washington Blvd., Marina del Rey, (310) 823-9838
MANCHEGO Delectable cuisine from Spain. The diverse menu offers meat, Spanish cheeses, vegetarian, cured meat, desserts, beverages, and salads. 2510 Main St. Santa Monica 310.450.3900, www.manchegoonmain.com.
MARINA MARKET PLACE
A neighborhood gastro pub and wine bar,
The center offers a diversity of dining opportunities in one location. Baja Fresh, Coffee Bean
& Tea Leaf, East Coast Bagel, Fatburger, Irori Japanese Restaurant, J. Nichols Restaurant, Jamba Juice, Le Pain Quotidien (opening Spring 2013), Panda Express, Panini Grill, Pizzarito, Quiznos Sub, Shershah Cuisine of India, Tender Greens (opening Spring 2013),Viktor Benés Bakery (inside Gelson’s Market), Yard House (opening Spring 2013), and Yogurtland (opening Spring 2013). Located at: 13450 Maxella Avenue, Marina del Rey, CA 90292. Phone: 310-827-1740. See Directory: www.villamarinamarketplace.com
MARLA’S CAFÉ A professional caterer and party planner for over 20 years, Marla Barreira brings her fusion of American, Latin, Italian, Portuguese cuisines to her menu. The cozy dining spot offers a heated patio. The full menu offers both lunch and dinner, with daily specials. Small bites, sandwiches, wraps, salads, pizza, pastas, and various entrees, with choices of sides. Desserts include Marla’s famous cookies, brownies and pecan squares. Take-out, delivery, catering, 2300 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice, (310) 8271843, www.marlascafe.com
MELODY BAR AND GRILL Start your busy day off with breakfast from our large menu in a fun and friendly atmosphere. Our chef ensures that all of our ingredients are top quality and completely fresh. Enjoy starters, salads and entrees, sandwiches and wraps. Serving dinner daily, weekend brunch, kitchen open nightly to 1:30 a.m. Happy Hour is 4 - 7 p.m. daily, live bands on Fridays and Saturdays. 9132 Sepulveda Blvd., Westchester, (310) 670-1994, www. melodylax.com
MERCEDES BAR/BIN 73 An ultra-cozy wine bar just steps from the iconic Venice Pier for a sophisticated, yet hip bar with casual prices. Complimentary wine tastings and great menu of small bites, cheeses and meats, platters, flatbreads and salads. Happy hour wine bar 4 – 7 p.m., brunch, open seven days for dinner, 3 to 11 p.m. 14 Washington Blvd., Marina del Rey 310.827.6209.
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What’s special about pizza from Naples? There are regional styles within Italy — they say the farther north you go, the thinner the crust. The way they make it in Naples, where [pizza] originated, you have a nice cornicione — that’s the outer crust of the pizza — about an inch thick, and in the middle it’s very thin, an eighth to a quarter inch. There’s a little sauce and basil, always basil, olive oil and oregano and buffalo mozzarella. They use San Marzano tomatoes with just a little salt; they’re a sweet tomato with very little acid, so we add no sugar. Lots of pizzerias add sugar to their sauce. In Italy it’s all about the flavors of the natural ingredients, so the tomatoes and the fresh basil are right there up front. So those simple toppings make a big difference? Pizza isn’t about the toppings, but about the dough. True Neapolitan pizza takes hours to rise: There are lactic acids that build up as the dough ferments, almost like sourdough. We use a little yeast over a long time, and most American pizzerias use a lot more yeast over a short time, and they mix it long which makes a hard dough. Our dough is very moist; theirs is dry and elastic. Those have a lot of gluten and are mixed a long time, so the dough oxidizes. Those are the pizza makers that you see tossing the pizza — you can’t do that with Neapolitan-style dough because it would fall apart in the air. What does belong on pizza? There are three pizzas that are truly traditional: the Margherita, the colors of the Italian flag in basil, mozzarella and tomato; the marinara, which has little or no cheese along with basil, tomato, olive oil and garlic; and another
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that has small anchovies. We have more varieties than that, but we don’t serve the modern pizzas with crazy ingredients. Everything we do here is Italian, though it may not be on pizzas served in Italy. The carbonara is a pasta dish, and we present those flavors the traditional way but on a pizza. Same with the osso bucco. That’s our special today — it’s a real osso bucco, but on a crust. So far it sounds like something our readers could do at home if they have the right ingredients. If they’re patient and dedicated, they could get this far, but here’s the step where we can do something they can’t: We have an oven that can get to 1,000 degrees. It takes an hour every morning to get it up to temperature, using a combination of oak and apple wood. That’s a secret of cooking pizza — you have to have a very hot oven. We say the pizza kisses the oven floor; it takes from 45 seconds to one and a half minutes, tops, before you take it out. You know it’s done when the crust develops what we call leopard spots, the dark brown areas where the crust has charred just a little. Any oven under 800 degrees, you can’t make a true Neapolitan-style pizza. Is there anything that should never be done with pizza? I hate when people ask for
crispy pizzas or well-done — that’s an American way of making pizza, and it’s not bad but it’s not what we do. To ask me to make a crispy pizza is like putting a dagger into my heart. You can do that, but please don’t call it Neapolitan-style pizza. And no chicken — no chicken ever on a pizza. It’s against everything about pizza-making in Italy. So how are pizzas eaten in Italy? In Italy the pizzas are served unsliced and eaten with a knife and fork. Pizzerias are where people hang out and socialize — it’s not just a meal, it’s a gathering place. If somebody is on the go, they might fold a pizza in half and then in half again and eat it like a burrito. I’ve seen pictures of people on the streets, on mopeds, eating pizza like that. How about takeout? We do takeout, but I don’t like it. A good thin-crust pizza gets cold very fast, and you can’t reheat it —even a good home oven doesn’t get higher than 500 degrees, far below the right temperature. Your oven will crisp the crust, and it may still be delicious, but it will be wrong. Don McWhirter is at Settebello, 13455 Maxella Ave., Suite 250 (second floor), Marina del Rey. Call (310) 306-8204 or visit settebello.net.
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Westside Happenings Thursday, Feb. 6 Dance Your ‘Buts’ Off Class for Women, 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Release your emotional and physical blocks through music and movement at the Venice Love Shack, 2121 Lincoln Blvd., Venice. $15 per class. (310) 849-4642; laughtergroove.com 2014 Progressive Los Angeles Boat Show, noon to 9 p.m. Learn about the best in boating and water sports, attend the Swampmaster Gator Show, try indoor paddle boarding or kayaking, shop for a new yacht or sailboat and more at two locations — Los Angeles Convention Center, 1201 S. Figueroa St., Downtown,
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Musical Winter Social Mixer, 6 - 8 p.m. The Venice Symphony Orchestra Roomtone Ensemble provides the soundtrack for a Venice Chamber of Commerce mixer in which proceeds go towards the chamber’s musical education program. Venice Arts, 1702 Lincoln Blvd., Venice. $5 for adults, kids get in free. (310) 8225425; venicechamber.net
Friday, Feb. 7 Mar Vista Seniors Club, 9:30 a.m. - noon. Group for seniors 50+ meets Fridays at Mar Vista Park Recreation Center, 11430 Woodbine St., Mar Vista. (310) 838-2981
Steve Potsell , 7 p.m. The singersongwriter heads a bill that includes Nehi Thompson, Dan Farina, Katie Boeck and Over Easy. No cover. All ages; one item minimum. Witzend, 1717 Lincoln Blvd., Venice. (310) 305-4795; witzendlive.com Life as a Playground: An Evening of Spiritual Comedy, 7:30 p.m. Join Kyle Cease, the winner of Comedy Central’s 2009 Standup Showdown, in laughter and motivation at Mystic Journey Bookstore, 1624 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice. $20. (310) 399-7070; mysticjourneybookstore.com Conscious Life Expo, times vary by day. Attend workshops and listen
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Saturday, Feb. 8 California Rare Fruit Growers, 10 a.m. Informational meeting for local growers of rare fruit. Mar Vista Library, 12006 Venice Blvd., Mar Vista. (310) 390-3454; lapl.org/ branches/mar-vista Santa Monica Emeritus Band, noon. The venerable orchestra plays at The Broad Stage, 1310 11th St., Santa Monica. Free. (310) 4344306; smc.edu Chinese New Year Festival, 1:30 4 p.m. and 6 - 8:30 p.m. Celebrate the Year of the Horse with a traditional dragon dance, ribbon dancers, dough art, henna tattoos and more at Santa Monica Place, 395 Santa Monica Place, Santa Monica. Free. Events continue on Feb. 9 and 14. santamonicaplace.com Kitchen Design Class for Homeowners, 2:30 - 4:30 p.m. Learn how to design appliances, which appliances are right for your design style, and what is on the market at Test Kitchen at Surfas Restaurants Supply and Culinary District, at the corner of National and Washington Blvd., Culver City. Free admission; RSVP to email@example.com or (310) 559- 4700 ext. 223.
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Imaginary Friends and friends, 7 p.m. Supernaked headlines an evening that kicks off with Imaginary Friends and is followed by Home, The Standards and Vinyl Playlist. $10. All ages; one item minimum. Witzend, 1717 Lincoln Blvd., Venice. (310) 305-4795; witzendlive. com Tom Nolan Band, 8 and 9:30 p.m. Jazz comes alive at Santa Monica Airport’s restaurant. $10 cover. Reservations suggested. Typhoon, 3221 Donald Douglas Loop S, Santa Monica. (310) 390-6565; typhoon. biz
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Stand Up Mondays, 8 p.m. Find the funny ever Monday at Danny’s Venice, 23 Windward Ave., Venice. All ages. No cover. (310) 566-5610; dannysvenice.com Comedy Showcase, 8 p.m. Stand-up comedy line-up happens Mondays at Westside Comedy Theater, 1323 3rd Street Promenade A, Santa Monica. (310) 451-0850; westsidecomedy. com Mark Hix Big Band, 8 and 9:30 p.m. Santa Monica Airport’s restaurant hosts the sounds of yesteryear. $10 cover. Reservations suggested. Typhoon, 3221 Donald Douglas Loop S, Santa Monica. (310) 3906565; typhoon.biz
Tuesday, Feb. 11 Theatre Fare, 9 - 11:30 a.m. Attend a class about Lady Gregory and Abbey Theatre foundlings with history reads and one act plays at Pacific Resident Theatre, 703 Venice Blvd., Venice. Free admission, donations suggested. Second Tuesday of every month. (310) 822- 8392; pacificresidenttheatre.com Improv class, 4:15 - 5:30 p.m. Get out of your comfort zone and have some fun at Santa Monica Family YMCA, 1332 Sixth St., Santa Monica. Free; RSVP required. (310) 393-2721; ymcasm.org Comedy Central Presents: Not Safe For Work, 8 p.m. First of a monthly show by Comedy Central with all their favorite comics. Featuring Dov Davidoff, Ari Shaffir, Pete Davidson, Mike Bridenstine, Natasha Leggero and more. Westside Comedy, 1323-A 3rd St., Santa Monica. (310) 451-0850; westsidecomedy.com
The Grind: A Sketch Show, 10 p.m. A best of sketch show culled from the comedy club’s weekly soldout showcase. Join Lloyd Ahlquist, Unkle Monkey, 6 - 9 p.m. Duo Mike Betette, Chris Gorbos, Patrick plays acoustic rock and island music McIntyre, Sean Monahan, Colin every Wednesday at Warehouse Res- Sweeney, Bryce Wissel and other taurant, 4499 Admiralty Way, Marina comedians. Free admission. Westside Del Rey. No Cover. (310) 823- 5451; Comedy, 1323-A 3rd St., Santa warehousemarinadelrey.com Monica. (310) 451-0850; westsidecomedy.com Author Daniel Jones, 7 p.m. Santa Monica Public Library celebrates Valentine’s Day two days early as Jones, the editor of The New Jean Lowe, through Saturday. York Times’ Modern Love column, Lowe’s collection of ephemera welcomes a line-up of special guests debuts in “Lost Time” at Rosamund in the Main Library’s Martin Luther Felsen Gallery, Bergamot Station King, Jr. Auditorium, 601 Santa B4, 2525 Michigan Ave., Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica. (310) Monica. (310) 828-8488; rosamund458-8600; smpl.org felsen.com
The Dollface Dames’ TRiP Tease Burlesque Show, 8 p.m., Swing/ pop/folk by The Strands with dancing, singing and comedy by the Dames. 2101 Lincoln Blvd., Santa Monica. No cover. (310) 396-9010; tripsantamonica.com
Thursday, Feb. 13 OTIS Steamroller Festival of Big Ass Prints, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. ring your carved block to or carve a new one at OTIS Goldsmith Campus, 9045 Lincoln Blvd, Westchester. $99. (310) 665- 6950; otis.edu/ce Teen T-shirt Decorating Program, 4 p.m. Bring your own t-shirt and decorate with art supplies that will be provided. Mar Vista Library, 12006 Venice Blvd., Mar Vista. (310) 390-3454; lapl.org/branches/ mar-vista Health Promotion Talk, 7 - 8:30 p.m. Listen to a health lecture by Carol Hahn, MSN, RN at the Santa Monica Bay Woman’s Club, 1210 4th St., Santa Monica. Free admission; RSVP at (800) 516- 5323 Lo-Pie Presents, 8 p.m. An explosion of psychedelic, folk and garage
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Carrie Seid and Maya Ando, through Feb. 15. “The Myth of Balance” and “Hamon” exhibits feature works created with unique materials such as aluminum, mylar and silk. Lora Schlesinger Gallery, Bergamot Station T3, 2525 Michigan Ave., Santa Monica. (310) 828-1133; loraschlesinger.com “iVenice: iPhoneography” by Marta Evry & Susan Rennie, through Feb. 22. More than 50 new photos of Venice created with iPhone technology are on display at the Venice Arts Gallery, 1702 Lincoln Blvd., Venice. Free; Monday- Friday. (310) 3920846; venicearts.org “Shape Shift,” through Feb. 22. Exhibition includes work from artists such as Peter Lodato and Dawn Arrowsmith. William Turner Gallery, Bergamot Station E1, 2525 Michigan Ave., Santa Monica. (310) 453-0909; williamturnergallery.com Robert Van Sternberg and R. Dean Larson, through Feb. 22. Traditional black-and-white vintage photography and “Hydrographics” art photography. dnj Gallery, Bergamot Station J1, 2525 Michigan Ave., Santa Monica. (310) 315-3551; dnjgallery.net
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Coastal Contemporary Beach Home with Spectacular Views “This modernized, custom mid-century home in the heart of Playa del Rey is just minutes from the beach, the Marina, restaurants, new Playa Vista business centers, the airport and freeways,” says agent Jane St. John. “Meticulously designed by ANR Signature Collection, this sprawling four bedroom 4.5 bath, two-story floor plan has vast open entertaining spaces that offer beach living at its finest. The dramatic entrance commands some of the most breathtaking ocean, Marina, sunset and Malibu views as you enter the open living and dining spaces, with floor to ceiling windows, beautiful smoky grey hardwood floors, and a dramatic chandelier, plus recessed lighting. The gourmet showroom kitchen features top-of-the-line appliances, custom cabinets, an eight-foot kitchen island with Aquasol Quartzite countertops, a wine refrigerator, breakfast bar, custom lighting, and sliding doors to the dining balcony with direct ocean views. Off the main level’s center hall there are two en-suite bedrooms, each luxurious bathrooms with stone, vessel sinks; a powder room with pebble flooring; a spacious office/den with a private entrance; and direct access to a two-car finished garage. Downstairs there is an inviting family room with fireplace and direct views, and another bedroom with a large bathroom. The luxury master suite has a sliding glass door to the patio, two walk-in closets, and a spalike master bath, with Neptune Amaze oval tub, greige onyx countertops, mosaic stone shower with seat, double vessel sinks and custom fixtures.
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“This two bedroom, two bath unit offers incredible Marina del Rey, Catalina and ocean views,” says agent Charles Lederman. “Completely remodeled and upgraded, the kitchen boasts granite counter tops and stainless appliances. The second bedroom has dual translucent walls that open completely. Enjoy all amenities of Marina City Club including executive gym, free classes, swimming pools, tennis, paddle tennis and racquet ball courts, gourmet restaurant and bar, cafe, convenience store, 24 hour gated/guarded security, all within easy walking distance of the beach and many restaurants. The property is offered at $775,000. Information, Charles Lederman, Marina City Realty (310) 821-8980.
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“This Mediterranean-style townhome in the desirable Villa Allegra community is sure to impress,” says agent Stephanie Younger. “Sunlight streams into the great room with its elegant fireplace, gleaming hardwood floors and vaulted ceilings. A cook’s kitchen overlooks a formal dining area, and leads to a roomy patio. There is a master suite with a spalike bath, a second bedroom with en suite bath, a powder room and rooftop deck with mountain and city views. The home’s features include central heat and air, plantation shutters, crown moldings and a two-car garage.” The property is offered at $799,000. Information, Stephanie Younger, Teles Properties, (424) 203-1828.
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“This steel loft complex has the reputation of being one of the best-built lofts in the area,” says agent Linda Black. “Walk to theatres, high-end restaurants, and the Marina shopping center. This 1,280 square foot open floor plan with gorgeous hardwood floors can be designed to fit your lifestyle, and is in immaculate condition. The gourmet kitchen has stainless Jenn Air appliances, Caesarstone countertops and a center island. There is an inside laundry room, a good-sized walk-in closet, custom draperies, a private balcony, and the HOAs are low.” The property is offered at $679,000. Information, Linda Black (310) 804-6432, and Dennis Kean, (310) 292-5326, Coldwell Banker Venice.
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“Here’s an opportunity to live just blocks to the beach, local shops and restaurants in Playa Del Rey,” says agent Kim Williamson. “Located in the popular Cross Creek Village, this bright and cheerful one bedroom condo is vacant and ready to go. It features an open floor plan with a spacious living and dining room, a cute kitchen with appliances, a private balcony with green belt views, and a large bedroom and bathroom with ample closet space. Enjoy all the services that Cross Creek offers: Village Cleaners, pools, gym, tennis and paddle tennis courts, tranquil streams, lush foliage and much more.” The property is offered at $325,000. Information, Williamson and Pagan, RE/MAX Estate Properties, (310) 577-5300 X135.
What tips can you give me before I rent out my home? Answer: First, what’s the current state of your estate? If you feel like the property has pricey upgrades that would be relatively destructionprone, factor that into your decision-making, and into the deposit and monthly rent price you set if you do decide to rent it out. If the paint and flooring is livable, but you’d want to upgrade it before you sell, renting it out in its current condition might make sense. Research your local rental market. Talk to local property management companies or real estate brokers who specialize in rentals to get several estimates of how rentable the place is (or what it would take to make it rentable), and what rent you can realistically expect to receive. Then, before you make a decision, do a conservative cash flow analysis, getting clear on what you think you could rent the place out for and how that maps against your existing monthly obligations, like your mortgage payment (if any), property taxes and insurance, as well as any increased expenses you’ll have for maintenance or property management. And while you’re at it, talk with these same local professionals or visit your local landlords association and request a briefing on whether there are any rent- or eviction-control ordinances that would apply to your property. It can be extremely expensive to evict even non-paying tenants in areas with tight evictioncontrol laws; that should definitely be a factor you toss on the scales as you balance the factors relevant to your decision. Tenant-proof the place. Experience shows that there are certain property features that make a place less prone to being completely annihilated by tenants. Replace carpet with tile, trade out fancy lighting fixtures and window coverings with standard issue equivalents, and if you have high-end appliances, consider switching them out for Craigslist buys.
Keep in mind that if the property is a luxury home, and you plan to charge a premium rent for it, you might need to keep the higher-end touches in it, even if that means putting them at risk. Pick your tenant carefully. It’s tough to rent out any property you own to tenants, but it’s especially tough when that place is or once was your personal home. You might be especially anxious that they will destroy things that have particular personal value to you, and it’s tough to know from someone’s credit report how they will actually live in your home. Be mindful of this when you consider decisions like how to find a tenant (i.e. by posting a free ad or by hiring a property manager with a tough screening process for prospective tenants) and whether to allow pets. In fact, many landlords who have had the best experiences renting out their homes include people who found their tenants through their own personal on- and offline social networks. These anecdotes support the idea that there’s something about the unwritten social contract involved in renting to a friend or a friend of a friend that boosts your chances of a successful landlording experience. Consider “rent to own.” Lease-options can be a great deal for all sides in the current market climate. You might be able to charge a premium sales price, and a renter who might not qualify for a mortgage right now because of a recent short sale or foreclosure might be able to move his or her family back into a long-term home. Also, even those lease-option tenant/buyers who end up not exercising their option to buy do tend to take better care of their homes than tenants who have no long-term interest in or commitment to the home. This week’s question is answered by Brian Christie, The Agents in Action!, The Real Estate Consultants, (310) 910-0120.
“This beautiful traditional home in the prime Beverlywood homeowner association has great ‘bones’ and charming character,” says agent Michel Bron. “The home has a formal dining room, large family room and spacious living room. The stylish staircase leads up to three bedrooms, each with its own en suite bath. The backyard has a sparkling pool, and plenty of room for entertaining.” The property is offered at $2,200,000. Information, Michel Bron, Keller Williams Marina, (310) 467-8042.
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of playing acoustic numbers and embraced its hard rock side in 1974, according to a March 1987 interview with Casady in the Syracuse Herald Journal. The band has since embraced acoustic music again. What’s fascinating about Kaukonen and Casady’s musical partnership is that their union long precedes Jefferson Airplane. According to an anecdote posted on Hot Tuna’s website (hottuna.com), the lifelong friends started performing together during junior high school in Washington, D.C., where Kaukonen’s father was a U.S. State Department official and Casady’s dad worked as a dentist. When college took Kaukonen out to California, Casady eventually followed. Kaukonen roped Casady into Jefferson Airplane after joining the ‘60s rock group. But it hasn’t been a completely smooth journey. The San Francisco quartet broke up in 1977, reuniting briefly in 1983 before resuming activity in
1986. These days, to paraphrase the title of their greatest hits collection, Hot Tuna “keeps on truckin.’” While members have come and gone, Kaukonen and Casady remain the group’s core, currently blues-traveling with Barry Mitterhoff on mandolin and drummer Skoota Warner. In Nov. 2010, Kaukonen revealed in an online post that he and Casady had entered the studio to record a new Hot Tuna album. “Steady As She Goes,” Hot Tuna’s first disc in 21 years, hit shelves in April 2011. Expect the ever-reliable band to play cuts from “Steady” and chestnuts such as “Hesitation Blues,” “Sunrise Dance With the Devil,” “Keep Your Lamps Trimmed and Burning” and “Funky #7” this weekend. Hot Tuna performs at 8 and 10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. $42.50. McCabe’s Guitar Shop, 3101 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica. Call (310) 828-4497 or visit mccabesguitarshop.com.§ email@example.com
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Obituaries YVONNE HARRIS Long time Venice resident Yvonne Harris passed away January 23 after a long illness. Yvonne was the loving wife and high school sweetheart of William Benjamin Harris both Venice High alums. Yvonne was the mother of Brian and Doug Harris both residents of Concord, CA. Yvonne the daughter of Howard and Lois Dunn also Venice residents, Yvonne graduated from Venice High School in 1955 and spent her life enjoying her kids and family, sailing the Santa Monica bay. Yvonne is survived by her sons Brian and Doug and brother Jerry Dunn.
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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 264219 The following person is doing business as: The Academic Coach, 26 Paloma Avenue Apt 2, Los Angeles, CA. 90291. Registered owners: Valerie G. Mayers, 26 Paloma Avenue Apt 2, Venice, CA. 90291. This business is conducted by an individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on Nov. 13, 2013. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true any material matter pursuant to Section 17913 of the Business and Professions Code that the registrant knows to be false is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000)). Registrant Signature/Name: Valerie G. Mayers. Title: Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on Dec. 27, 2013. Argonaut published: Jan. 16, 23, 30, Feb. 6, 2014. NOTICEIn accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). FIcTITIOUs bUsINEss NAME sTATEMENT File No. 2013 265508 The following person is doing business as: 1) Charlie James Entertainment, 421 S. Ogden Dr., Los Angeles, CA. 90036. 2) DIGTHISHIT PRODUCTIONS, 421 S. Ogden Dr., Los Angeles, CA. 90036.Registered owners: Charles Edward Sleeth, 421 S. Ogden Dr., Los Angeles, CA. 90036. 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
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LEGAL ADVERTISING FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2014 013141 The following person is doing business as: 1) AK/StudioGroup, 9400 La Tijera Boulevard Unit 4129, Los Angeles, CA. 90045. 2) AK/SG, 9400 La Tijera Boulevard Unit 4129, Los Angeles, CA. 90045. Registered owners: Allan E. Kumets, 9400 La Tijera Boulevard Unit 4129, Los Angeles, CA. 90045. This business is conducted by an individual . The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on n/a. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true any material matter pursuant to Section 17913 of the Business and Professions Code that the registrant knows to be false is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000)). Registrant Signature/Name: Allan E. Kumets. Title: Principal. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on Jan. 16, 2014. Argonaut published: Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27, 2014. 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. 2014 018509 The following person is doing business as: Beach House Partnership, 27208 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, CA. 90265. Registered owners: 1) Barbara Schlieper, 305 Otsego St. SW, Ocean Shores, WA. 98569. 2) Elizabeth A. Pollock, 11923 Bray Street, Culver City, CA. 90230. 3) Katherine P. Christie, 155 Portola Road, Portola Valley, CA. 94028. 4) Douglas W. Pollock, 331 Stunt Road, Calabasas, CA. 91302. This business is conducted by a general partnership. 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 any material matter pursuant to Section 17913 of the Business and Professions Code that the registrant knows to be false is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000)). Registrant Signature/Name: Elizabeth A. Pollock. Title: General Partner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on Jan. 23, 2014. Argonaut published: Jan. 30, Feb 6, 13, 20, 2014. 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. 2014 018824 The following person is doing business as: Stylewise International, 4500 Via Marina #214, Marina Del Rey, CA. 90292. Registered owners: Patrick Cannon, 4500 Via Marina #214, Marina Del Rey, CA. 90292. This business is conducted by an individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name
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or names listed above on Jan. 23, 2014. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true any material matter pursuant to Section 17913 of the Business and Professions Code that the registrant knows to be false is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000)). Registrant Signature/Name: Patrick Cannon. Title: President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on Jan 23, 2014. Argonaut published: Jan. 30, Feb. 6, 13, 20, 2014. 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. 2014 024077 The following person is doing business as: Interconnect Press, 13940 Tahiti Way #232, Marina Del Rey, CA. 90292. Registered owners: Kelly Seal, 13940 Tahiti Way #232, 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 any material matter pursuant to Section 17913 of the Business and Professions Code that the registrant knows to be false is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000)). Registrant Signature/Name: Kelly Seal. Title: Publisher. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on Jan. 29, 2014. Argonaut published: Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27, 2014. 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. 2014 024155 The following person is doing business as: 1) Allstate Waterproofing, 1206 South Alvarado Street Unit C, Los Angeles, CA. 90006, 2) Olympic Fire Protection Systems, 1206 South Alvarado Street Unit C, Los Angeles, CA. 90006. Registered owners: Allstate Engineering, 1206 South Alvarado Street Unit A, Los Angeles, CA. 90006. 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 any material matter pursuant to Section 17913 of the Business and Professions Code that the registrant knows to be false is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000)). Registrant Signature/ Name: Allstate Engineering. Title: President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on Jan. 29, 2014. Argonaut published: Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27, 2014. 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. 2014 025099 The following person is doing business as: Sofia, 1132 12th Street, Santa Monica, CA. 90403. Registered owners: Alexander Gospodinov, 1132 12th Street, 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 any material matter pursuant to Section 17913 of the Business and Professions Code that the registrant knows to be false is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000)). Registrant Signature/ Name: Alexander Gospodinov. Title: Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on Jan. 30, 2014. Argonaut published: Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27, 2014. 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. 2014 028399 The following person is doing business as: Navigoe Trust, 8717 W. 110th Street, Suite 700, Overland Park, KS. 66210. Registered owners: National Advisors Trust Company, F.S.B., 8717 W. 110th Street, Suite 700, Overland Park, KS. 66210. This business is conducted by an unincorporated association other than a partnership. 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 any material matter pursuant to Section 17913 of the Business
and Professions Code that the registrant knows to be false is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000)). Registrant Signature/Name: National Advisors Trust Company, F.S.B. Title: Sr. Vice President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on Feb. 3, 2014. Argonaut published: Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27, 2014. 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. 2014 030970 The following person is doing business as: Sparkling Pool Care, 4120 Coolidge Ave., Los Angeles, CA. 90066. Registered owners: Anthony D. Rico, 4120 Coolidge 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 Jan. 6, 2014. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true any material matter pursuant to Section 17913 of the Business and Professions Code that the registrant knows to be false is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000)). Registrant Signature/Name: Anthony D. Rico. Title: Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on Jan. 6, 2014. Argonaut published: Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27, 2014. 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). STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME File No. 2014 017066. Current File No.: 2012 231894. Date Filed: November 20, 2012. The following person(s) has abandoned use of: South OC Flooring. com, LLC, 15606 Cornet, Santa Fe Springs, CA. 90670. Registered Owner(s): South OC Flooring.com, LLC. Business was conducted by: A limited liability company. 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.) This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on Jan. 22, 2014.
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