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Booker Pearson visits once-homeless Army veteran Ayisha Payne and her daughter at their new apartment

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Contents

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14 1450 Ocean has something for everyone

30 Venice man writes the book on kissing

VOL 44, NO 7 Local News & Culture

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OPINION

Letters to the editor..................................... 5

NEWS

The EPA is worried about global warming’s impact on the Ballona Wetlands................ 6 County officials hatch a new master plan for Marina del Rey...................................... 6 Marina boat owners must remove copper boat paint................................................... 9

FEATURE

music scene............................................. 13 1450 Ocean goes big on arts and crafts... 14 Westside happenings............................... 16 Printmaking festival returns to Westchester.18 Mastering ‘the Art of the Kiss’ . ................. 30 Annie Abbott works hard at ‘Giving Up’..... 31

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Panini Grill is more than a sandwich shop.. 17

Booker Pearson gives hope to the homeless of Westchester and Playa del Rey........... 10

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ON THE COVER: Once-homeless Army veteran Ayisha Payne and her daughter found permanent housing with the help of Playa del Rey’s Booker Pearson. Photo by Steven Douglas. DESIGN BY ERNESTO ESQUIVEL.

Showing love for Chain Reaction Don’t expect Santa Monica peace activist Jerry Rubin (pictured with wife Marissa) to pass up a chance to get a message out. As part of the ongoing campaign to save Paul Conrad’s “Chain Reaction” statue from possible city removal, Rubin and his wife have assembled a Valentine’s Day card for the mushroom cloud peace sculpture that doubles as a petition to save it. He’ll present the card to Santa Monica City Council members during a Feb. 25 meeting that

could decide the statue’s fate. As of late, things are looking up for the campaign. Tasked by city leaders to raise $100,000 for the statue’s preservation by this month, Chain Reaction supporters have now raised $101,000, according to Rubin. In celebration of Chain Reaction and community efforts to save it, Rubin and his “chain gang” are hosting a Valentine’s Day Full Moon Peace Gathering at 5 p.m. Friday along the 1800 block of Main Street in Santa Monica.

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Letters Owners of unleashed dogs should get tickets

Re: “Unleashed dogs can be dangerous,” letters, Jan. 30 Thank you, thank you, thank you, Sam Anderson. I am a walker and non-dog owner who too frequently encounters off-leash dogs whose owners you so aptly describe. These owners also know a lot of cuss words, I’ve found. Your questions to the dog owners are incredibly right on. Perhaps a “Leash Your Dog Day” could be put forth by the city and county of Los Angeles, with the LAPD and L.A. County Sheriff’s Dept. making a show of issuing citations for those not following the leash laws. Roslyn E. Walker Marina del Rey

yells failed to control the dog until the man grabbed the dog, which allowed the wounded squirrel to limp away. I was once bitten by an unleashed dog and have a cousin who went through life with facial scars after being attacked by an unleashed dog. I remain very apprehensive whenever I am near an unleashed dog. Walter Panz Palms

Waxman’s loss a blow to good government Re: “Henry Waxman’s last dance,” interview, Feb. 6

The retirement of Rep. Henry Waxman is a blow to responsible public policy and the loss of a true public servant who in all probability will be replaced by a professional politician. The last of the class of Watergate reformers swept into office in 1974, Waxman has record and résumé without peer. His long tenure and ability to craft important federal legislation is a far cry from current elected officials engaged in aroundthe-clock fundraising, gridlock and a status quo dedicated to getting nothing done. The Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act, the Clean Air

Act and the Ryan White Care Act are all landmark legislative feats that have helped ordinary citizens and protected ordinary lives. They occurred because of the efforts and hard work of Henry Waxman. Waxman is a “big picture” legislator who understood how government could protect and impact the public in a way few thought possible. After 20 terms and 40 years in office, he did not engage in the “musical chairs” politics that is currently clouding the process to choose his successor. Because of term limits and jungle primaries, voters are now left with candidacies that are ill

fit to fill the shoes of a legislative giant. A plethora of political mediocrity and blind ambition has filled the candidate coffers to replace Waxman, and the losers are the residents of California’s 33rd Congressional District. This process only further depresses the electorate as it did in 2013, when less than 20% of voters even bothered to elect our mayor and city council. Voters will need to analyze all of these potential successors. Hopefully Waxman will add his voice to this discussion. NJ Antonicello Venice

Unleashed dogs are a real problem

Re: “Unleashed Dogs Can Be Dangerous,” letters, Jan. 30 Prior to reading Mr. Anderson’s letter addressed to fellow dog lovers, I witnessed a man with an unleashed dog coming towards me near the W.H.A. branch library and saw the dog charge at and clamp its jaws upon a screeching squirrel, which freed itself and fled but was again seized by the dog. The man’s

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NEWS County unveils plan to reshape Marina del Rey

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A new retail center, upgrades to Mother’s Beach and relocation of boater services are on tap for the harbor By Gary Walker and Joe Piasecki A county plan to maximize amenities, improve traffic flow and control development in Marina del Rey would redraw the harbor’s existing landscape to make room for up to 200,000 square feet of new retail development and as many as 940 new hotel rooms. If approved by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors later this year, the Marina del Rey Visioning Statement released Tuesday by the Los Angeles County Dept. of Regional Planning would direct long-term changes that include: • Relocate the public boat launch to South Fiji Way and consolidate boat storage and services into that area — including space currently occupied by Fisherman’s Village — to create a “Boater’s Way” district • Build a retail and entertainment complex on the former boat launch and storage area to intensify commercial use of the northeast portion of the harbor, resulting in a “Visitor’s Row” district • Create a waterfront promenade along Marina (Mother’s) Beach, develop “low- to mid-rise hotels” behind the beach and increase access to non-motorized recreational water activities there • Designate the west side of the harbor south of Mother’s Beach as a primarily residential district • Develop “mobility hubs” throughout the marina that link parking areas with bicycle transportation, public shuttles

and waterbus transportation services under a “park once” strategy to reduce traffic congestion Officials will present the plan and take public comment during two public meetings over the next few days — one at 10 a.m. Saturday and the other at 6 p.m. Tuesday, both in the community center at Burton Chase Park, 13650 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey. Proposals for the harbor’s renovation could take years to fully implement but won’t require land purchases, as the county already owns the entirety of the marina. Developers operate under county lease agreements, and residents are tenants of those developers. In their report, county planners list the formation of mobility hubs, Mother’s Beach upgrades and development of a “contiguous waterfront promenade” among the more immediately attainable objectives. Janet Zaldua, executive director of the Marina del Rey Convention and Visitors Bureau, is optimistic about the Marina’s potential for growth. “I’d like to see [Marina del Rey] become more visitorfriendly, with more directional signage and bicycling and pedestrian opportunities,” said Zaldua, who participated in meetings and focus groups that were part of the county planning process. “Upgrading our hotels is also crucial because we’re less than 15 minutes from Los Angeles International Airport and, as a tourist destination, that would

An illustration from the county’s Marina del Rey Visioning Statement divides the harbor into four districts

put us on an even playing field with Venice and Santa Monica,” Zaldua said. While the county report criticizes the harbor’s current design as a hodge-podge of uses that forces people to rely too heavily on cars to get around, others fear overly organizing the harbor will take away some of its charm. “Boaters like going all over the place and exploring. I like the chaos,” said Randall Burg, a lifelong Marina del Rey resident who owns Randall Burg Yacht and Ship Inc. at Pier 44 on Admiralty Way. “If the county makes it all look the same by

having everything in the same place, [the harbor] will become boring.” Many residents and boat owners tend to distrust the county and remain leery of change. Roslyn Walker, a 20-year Marina del Rey resident, attended several county meetings leading up to the release of the Marina del Rey Visioning Statement but said prior history of county development approvals over neighbors’ objections has soured her on the public process. “They have [approved] so many projects here and not listened to us for years, so the idea of ‘visioning’ makes me laugh and

sick to my stomach at the same time,” Walker said. “No one at the county listens to us, so in my opinion this is just a bunch of baloney.” Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe, whose district includes Marina del Rey, encouraged residents to take part in the process before plans become final. “There will always be naysayers to anything,” Knabe said. “This is probably the best opportunity that the public will have to participate in the planning of Marina del Rey for the next 40 years, and I hope that we get some really good ideas.”§

Climate change a factor in Ballona restoration effort Photo by Steven Douglas

Bay Foundation biologist Karina Johnston, left, explains the Ballona landscape to the EPA’s Nancy Stoner and John Kemmerer PAGE 6 THE ARGONAUT February 13, 2014

A visit by the EPA focuses on how wetlands can help reverse global warming By Gary Walker With state officials saying they may need another six months or more to draw up already overdue plans for restoring the Ballona Wetlands, the ecological reserve is drawing attention from the federal government over global warming’s threat to coastal wetlands and how wetlands can be used to fight climate change. On Feb. 5, representatives from the federal Environmental Protection Agency joined state workers and Bay Foundation

scientists at the Ballona Scenic Overlook in the Westchester bluffs for a visual tour of the 600-arce preserve and to share notes on how to incorporate climate change into the state’s restoration effort. Formerly the Santa Monica Bay Restoration Foundation, the Bay Foundation has been assisting the California Dept. of Fish and Wildlife and the state Coastal Conservancy with Ballona Wetlands studies. The Bay Foundation has received funding from the EPA’s

National Estuary Program to ensure that Ballona plans account for global warming, and recent legislation by state Sen. Ted Lieu (D- Torrance), whose district includes the wetlands, authorized the California Coastal Conservancy to spend on projects that address climate change. A 2013 EPA-sponsored report titled “Climate Ready Estuaries” cited rising sea levels as the greatest threat to coastal wetlands. “We think sea level rise can lead (Continued on page 12)


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NEWS No more copper paint for Marina del Rey boat owners

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Opponents complain there are few cost-effective options for complying with environmental ruling By Gary Walker Los Angeles County officials and local boaters must take steps to drastically reduce high levels of copper pollution in Marina del Rey harbor, a state agency ruled Thursday. The decision by the Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board will likely force the thousands of boat owners who use the marina to strip copper-based paint from boat hulls sometime over the next 10 years. It could also prompt dredging to remove polluted sediment from the bottom of the harbor. Under the federal Clean Water Act, state agencies can take action to limit the acceptable total maximum daily load (TMDL) of toxins in a specific body of water, forcing local jurisdictions to remediate pollution levels. Despite formal opposition by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors and the objections of hundreds of angry boaters who attended the hearing in downtown Los Angeles, the board voted 6-0 to require an 85% reduction in copper levels over the next decade. Water board scientists trace copper pollution to tiny particles that flake off boats. Stripping copper-based paint and replacing it with an alternative coating is expected to cost thousands of dollars per boat. “If they pass the TMDL [reduction], we’re leaving. There are many residents who will not stay because it’s cost prohibitive,” said Carrie Radcliff, a member of the Del Rey Yacht Club who lives with her husband on a 40-foot sailboat docked in Marina del Rey. Some speakers said they have observed growing sea life populations and thus find it hard to believe that pollution is an issue. Others complained there was a lack of viable alternatives to copper paint. “There are no alternatives. Biocidefree paints are not feasible because of their lack of [functional] viability,” said Greg Schem, who owns the Boatyard, a vessel storage and launch facility on Fiji Way. “Why isn’t there a more measured approach to the proper way to proceed?” Jenny Newman, a Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board unit chief, said the agency may be able to offer grants for lower-income boat owners to offset costs of repainting. She was also optimistic that market-based solutions would emerge. “We believe that new options [to replace copper-based paint] will become available during the 10-year allocation period,” Newman said. Los Angeles Waterkeeper, a Santa Monica-based environmental group that’s supportive of the water board’s decision,

countered that it uses a copper-free paint on the boat it maintains at Marina del Rey harbor. “It has worked extremely well for us and we are very happy with it,” said Laura Meeker, a Los Angeles Waterkeeper watershed program manager. Meeker said a 2009 study by the California Environmental Protection Agency found that Marina del Rey waters had the highest level of dissolved copper levels of 23 harbors that were tested. Newman said more recent studies showed very high levels of copper discharge at both the front and back of Marina del Rey harbor. Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board officials have also offered a county-led dredging of the harbor —which could cost upwards of $200 million — as a potential method of reducing copper pollution levels, but are not advocating it as a solution in Marina del Rey. In a letter to the board, state Sen. Ted Lieu (D- Torrance), whose district includes Marina del Rey, had requested an extended comment period before the board’s decision. Newman countered that the normal comment period of 45 days had already been extended to 71 days. Officials with the county’s Public Works and Beaches and Harbors departments had asked the board to delay its decision for up to two years. “The county would also consider a compromise to the TMDL,” Beaches and Harbors Acting Director Gary Jones offered during the meeting. Newman said her agency would work with Beaches and Harbors to keep boat owners informed about the new water quality mandates. Keith Lambert, head of the sport-fishing and fish-hatchery group Marina del Rey Anglers, docks his boat in Basin E, which board officials described as one of the more polluted basins. Marina del Rey Anglers have raised and released more than 90,000 white sea bass into Santa Monica Bay as part of the California Dept. of Fish and Wildlife’s Ocean Resource Enhancement and Hatchery Program. “If you pass this [regulation] as it stands now, we will have to stop raising fish because the cost will be exorbitant,” Lambert told the board. “We care about our programs and that’s why this TMDL scares the dickens out of me.”§ gary@argonautnews.com

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Ayisha Payne and two-year-old daughter Asriel got help finding an apartment after spending a month at the Upward Bound House Family Shelter

Payne and Asriel visit an Upward Bound House room similar to where they stayed last year PAGE 10 THE ARGONAUT February 13, 2014

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Upward Bound House and People Assisting the Homeless help people help themselves off the streets and into permanent housing By Gary Walker Not long after her daughter’s first birthday, Ayisha Payne found herself couch-surfing and living out of her car. A former U.S. Army cook who served for two years shortly after the 9/11 attacks, Payne lost her job working with disabled children while recovering from a debilitating car crash and was unable to find work before her unemployment benefits expired. “I would cry all the time,” said Payne, 32. “I had this baby girl and no place for her.” The story could have ended there, or with her daughter in a foster home and Payne sleeping on the streets. But now Payne is back at work as an at-home caregiver, paying rent for an apartment that she and bubbly two-year-old Asriel call

home. It’s a happy ending that began with a month-long stay at Upward Bound House, a nonprofit social services and shelter agency that specializes in helping homeless families and seniors get back on track with their lives and support themselves in permanent housing. Booker Pearson, a Playa del Rey resident and co-founder of Upward Bound House, has a lot to do with success stories coming out of the group’s Santa Monica senior shelter and a family shelter in the sliver of Culver City the stretches west into Mar Vista — where Payne and Asriel stayed last summer. A retired financial industry executive, Pearson is spry for 70. Over the past three years, he’s worked through Upward Bound

House and the social services network People Assisting the Homeless (PATH) to find permanent housing for more than 20 people. “My heart is really with the kids,” said Pearson, who has been involved with homeless assistance efforts for two decades. “It’s really sad to see these young faces with so much hope but, through no fault of their own, often have no place to go.” Invisible families Pearson doesn’t just help clients who come to the shelter — he often brings them in from the streets. Along with PATH outreach workers, Pearson frequently combs the streets of Playa del Rey and Westchester and even explores homeless encampments


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in the Ballona Wetlands to extend his helping hand. It was on one of those jaunts that Pearson met the Williams family, lost among what he calls the hidden or invisible homeless in residential Westside neighborhoods — those who blend in during the day as kids attend school and parents search for work. About two years ago, Pearson and PATH workers found Fredrece and Bernard Williams and their five children sleeping overnight in a van in Westchester. For roughly 18 months, they’ve been living at a home in Mar Vista. Put simply, “It’s a relief not to be on the streets anymore,” Fredrece Williams said. A member of the Neighborhood Council of Westchester-Playa, Pearson chaired its homeless committee until it was disbanded in 2012. “One of the reasons that the committee was started was because [the council] didn’t want the homeless in Venice to come to Westchester,” Pearson said. “What people don’t understand is that we already have them here. There are no boundaries in homelessness.” The Williams family was initially leery of Pearson’s helping hand. It took him nearly 10 tries before they agreed to let him call Upward Bound House on their behalf. “When you have a family and you’re living in the streets, you’re wary of contacting any government agency because they can take the children away and place them in foster care,” Pearson said. “That’s why so many of them stay hidden, and it makes it harder for those who want to find them and help them.” Under state law, child welfare agencies can’t take children into foster care simply because they are homeless, but homelessness is frequently a catalyst for conditions that could prompt state intervention. Some 40% of children who are homeless for more than 90 days enter foster care, according to a Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority report. Former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa appointed Pearson to LAHSA’s Board of Commissioners in June 2012. “I’ve realized that families will do anything to get their kids off the street,” Pearson said of those he’s helped. “These families have gone through incredible obstacles to keep their kids with them.” People who come to Upward Bound House shelters find

wraparound services that include job placement and rent payment assistance that tapers down as tenants become financially stable. “The idea is to have everybody self-sufficient in a certain amount of time,” Pearson said. Upward Bound House Executive Director Christine Murasy-Glascoe said she’s inspired by the stories of those Pearson and PATH have helped into permanent housing. “You can see how resilient these families are. You can’t help but fall in love with them and their children,” Murasy-Glascoe said.

again,” Stitman said. “I had to find something or someone to help me take that first step, but I didn’t know where to go for help.” Tomaz Babiszkiewicz, an outreach worker at PATH, found Stitman in the park not long before he would have reached the end of that sixth month. Stitman spent a year at a PATH shelter before he found permanent housing, receiving encouragement from Pearson along the way. “We try to build trust with the people that we find. We never promise them anything, but we give them a chance,” ‘Now I can see there’s hope’ Babiszkiewicz said. Pearson doesn’t always have far Even today, Stitman to search in his local homeless occasionally finds it hard to outreach efforts. believe that he sleeps in his own He and PATH workers often apartment. visit Westchester Park, where “I still feel unsure of myself many of the area’s homeless sometimes, but I’m trying. I was conspicuously congregate. homeless for four years, so it’s a Nick Stitman used to one of big difference,” Stitman said. them. “Now I can see there’s hope. I Filled with despair after being know things can get better,” he laid off from his restaurant job said. and subsequently suffering a Unlike Stitman, many of the stroke while living in the park, homeless who congregate in Stitman — then approaching 55 Westchester Park are services— made an attempt at suicide. resistant — often in the grips During recovery, he gave of mental illness and drug himself an ultimatum: he’d be addiction. out of the park in six months, or “They just push back every time else. you try. [Our program] can’t do “If there was nothing here much for them,” Pearson said. for me, I told myself I’d do it But success stories like Payne

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(who said she agreed to tell her story so that it might inspire others not to give up), the Williams family and Stitman are what gives Pearson hope to keep trying. “For me it’s a no brainer to offer a lifeline to people who

need it,” he said. “The more you do this type of work, the more you realize that you have to do it.” Upward Bound House can be reached at (310) 458-7779 or upwardboundhouse.com.§ gary@argonautnews.com

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the gay and lesbian community and a familiar name throughout the electronic dance world. The eclectic Buena Parkbased Kronika indulges in a mix of R&B, jazz and ‘90s hip-hop, while Culver City’s Aimy Price “produces her own music: future sound, house, drum and bass, underground hip hop and dubstep, some European influence,” Spivak said. Long Beach rap act the Natives will make its debut, and La Flaca Lee will deejay instrumental music. Formerly part of a duo called Glass Cup, Price learned to play guitar, piano and the clarinet before switching over to the turntables after immersing herself in the early 2000s drum-and-bass club scene. Come Friday night, she will play her own personal hybrid of bass, trap and sounds rooted in Chicago house music of the 1980s. “It’s different. It doesn’t conform to the mainstream,” Price said of her sound, relating “mainstream” both to the Billboard

charts and contemporary club music such as dubstep. Likewise, parties run by Spivak and Omar “are always different. They’re great at reading the crowds and keeping things fluid,” she said. Over his past seven years in the area, Spivak has been involved in the Venice Art Crawl and other local arts events. “I’m always trying to make culture happen on the Westside,” he said. Spivak said Westside Love is an opportunity to mount “an eclectic variety of music — the total opposite of what is on the radio,” including everything from “underground hip hop and psychedelic to punk, reggae, deep house, drum and bass. I want to cross-marinate and create a melting pot.” Spivak also sees the Good Hurt as an ideal venue for planting his flag on “the holiday of love and heartbreak, or maybe a lot of consumerism.” Omar — a Culver City native who raps as

a kind of Grand Guignol “hip hop villain; a hater,” she said — will also be cooking homemade potato tacos and cupcakes to be served at the event. “A lot of people aren’t exposed to [this kind of music], especially out here,” Omar said. “Everything is so clichéd on the Westside, it’s ridiculous. We want to bridge the gap between [downtown] L.A. and the Westside.” For Omar and Spivak, Friday’s party is only the beginning for L.A.’s coastal communities. “There is mad love on the Westside for music,” Omar said. “This is our one-year anniversary, and we’re hoping to continue it for years to come.” Westside Love is 21+ and runs from 8 p.m. to 3 a.m. Friday at The Good Hurt, 12249 Venice Blvd., Mar Vista. Admission is $5 before 10 p.m. or $10 after, with free tacos and a beer coupon included. Call (310) 390-1076 or visit goodhurt.com.§ michael@argonautnews.com

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and that his portraits of friends combine “the longevity of the old-fashioned keepsake with the instantaneousness of social media.” Okuyama said Haynes’ work was appealing for the center because it straddles the line between crafts and contemporary art. “It’s a big deal for 1450 Ocean, because this is the first time we’ve done a residency,” she said. After remodeling the Ken Edwards Center at 1527 4th St., the city consolidated all senior center programming there and launched the 1450 Ocean concept in April. It was only a few months ago that the old senior center sign came down from the façade of the midcentury, Googie-style recreation center at Palisades Park, which continues to house its original Camera Obscura. “We’re trying to grow organically, said Okuyama, who also runs cultural programming at the Annenberg Community Beach House. “We’re really listening to the public. We keep unveiling new kinds of classes. Last month, our hat-making classes were well received. People really want to make hats.” Another popular workshop series— a tie-in with the city’s GLOW festival in September — saw 50-some people per session making LED Plexiglas light sticks programmed to cycle

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Return of the woodcut Jedi The Big Ass Steamroller Printmaking Fest welcomes artist Sean Starwars back to Westchester By Michael Aushenker After a three-year hiatus, The Big Ass Steamroller Printmaking Fest — a printmaking and pancakes party — returns today to the Otis College of Art and Design campus in Westchester, led by the star of the inaugural 2011 festival: veteran woodcutter Sean Starwars. Working in a playful, popular folk art style seemingly lifted from comic books, the Virginia native is no longer restrained by his gimmicky surname. Despite an early career obsession with a certain filmmaker’s Darths, droids and AT-AT Walkers and frequent Spider-Man and Pac-Man allusions, Starwars these days also creates images of psychotic circus clowns, wayward hillbillies and the alligators, amphibians and birds of the Mississippi resident’s Deep South environs. Think serial killer art meets the world of cartoons. A reviewer once described his art as what might be seen in a suspect’s home on the reality show “Cops.” “I don’t really stop and think about what I’m doing,” Starwars said of his art, “and if I do, I don’t think I would be able to justify what I’m doing because a lot of times I’m not really doing anything new.” What Starwars does is give found imagery his own oddball spin, deriving inspiration from anachronistic advertisements in old Life, Saturday Evening Post and Collier’s magazines plucked from antique and thrift stores as well as wonky hand-made characters from school-side murals and funky business signs.

“California is such a special place for that. Everywhere you turn, you’re seeing fun stuff,” he said, citing, for example, the Western Exterminator guy — with the top hat, shades and mallet behind his back — chiding a rat. Participants in the Otis festival are encouraged to bring carved blocks and paper, with organizers helping to ink and print them, or to bring a block to carve. Starwars will be carving and discussing his art. Starwars said he enjoyed the company (and the pancakes) last time around and was touched when Otis students presented him with a poster-size print of the alligatorriding-a-steamroller logo he had created for 2011’s festival. He relished “that community experience where people who don’t know how to make this learn very quickly [and then] teach people one minute into the experience.” The woodcut artist, who also teaches high school in Heidelberg, Miss., remains enamored with printmaking and will not be picking up a paint brush anytime soon. “Some people want to sample the buffet, but I’m kind of obsessed with the fact that there are only a finite number of woodcuts I will be able to make in my life,” he said. The Big Ass Steamroller Printmaking Fest is from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Otis College of Art and Design, 9045 Lincoln Blvd., Westchester. The event and the pancakes are free. Call (310) 665-6800 or visit otis.edu.§ michael@argonautnews.com


Westside Happenings Anti-Valentines Day at Hotel Erwin. Take a stand against Valentine’s Day with Barlo Kitchen’s special menu featuring “She Devil” Eggs and “Forever Alone Frites.” Runs through Feb. 17. Hotel Erwin, 1697 Pacific Ave., Venice. (424) 214-1063 Tenor Guitar Workshop, 2 - 4:30 p.m. The Tenor Guitar Foundation hosts a panel of award-winning tenor guitarists in genres such as blues, swing and classic rock at TRiP, 2101 Lincoln Blvd., Santa Monica. $25 entrance supports the Tenor Guitar Foundation. (310) 403-8880; tripsantamonica.com Cathouse Thursday, 9:30 - 11:45 p.m. Band brings a blend of rock and R&B to Rusty’s Surf Ranch, 256 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica. (310) 393-7437; rustyssurfranch.com

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Tuesday, Feb. 18 “Service Your Soul” with Hunter and the Dirty Jacks, 9:30 p.m. The band continues its Tuesdaynight February residency with a 21+ blues show at Harvelle’s, 1432 4th St., Santa Monica. $5 or two cans of food to benefit Feed Your Soul and Magic Music Foundation. (310) 395-1676; harvelles.com

Brazil Brasil, Noon - 3 p.m. Bossa nova and salsa continues the outdoor concert series at Fisherman’s Village, 13755 Fiji Way, Comedy Night, 8 p.m. Open Marina Del Rey. (310) 301-9900 mic and standup comedy with Americana music by The Goat Acoustic guitar duo Bettman Rodeo at TRiP, 2101 Lincoln and Halpin, 8 p.m. L.A.-born Blvd., Santa Monica (310) 403Colorado acoustic duo Stephanie 8880; tripsantamonica.com Bettman and Luke Halpin, known for their transcendent folk harmonies and instrumentals, visit McCabe’s Guitar Shop, 3103 Pico Westchester Life Story Writing Blvd., Santa Monica. (310) 828Group, 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 4497; mccabe’s.com meets on Wednesdays at the YMCA Annex, 8020 Alverstone Ave.,Westchester. Donation: $6 a semester. Call (310) 397-3967 Free diploma classes, 9 a.m. noon or 12:30 - 8 p.m. Earn a Unkle Monkey, 6 - 9 p.m. high school diploma with free Duo plays acoustic rock and classes offered Mondays through island music every Wednesday Fridays at Emerson Adult Learning at Warehouse Restaurant, 4499 Center, 8810 Emerson Ave., Admiralty Way, Marina Del Westchester. (310) 258-2081; Rey. No Cover. (310) 823- 5451; ed2go.com warehousemarinadelrey.com

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“This spectacular northwest corner unit is in one of the Marina’s most desirable architectural buildings,” says agent Alice Plato. “The luxury mid-century modern has been redone with great style by architect Lewin Wertheimer, and features high ceilings, white oak and heated Italian porcelain floors, wood-burning fireplace, and a wall of windows framing breathtaking sunset views from Malibu to Catalina. Sunbathe on one of the largest oceanfront patios on the beach with private stairs to the sand. There is an elegant gourmet kitchen with quartz counters, glass tile, a massive wood bar, lacquer cabinetry, and SubZero, Thermador and Bosch appliances. The serene ocean-view master suite has Italian sconces, luxurious mosaic-tiled bath, heated floors and a large walk-in closet, and there are two additional bedrooms and two baths. Extra details include handmade Shoji doors, art lighting, secure parking, extra storage, and low homeowner dues. This is a rare chance to live on the best stretch of the Marina’s beach, close to the vibrancy of Venice and Santa Monica, but on this ‘secret’ beach for the lucky few.”

The property is offered at $1,595,000. Information, Alice Plato, Coldwell Banker, Venice/Marina, 310-704-4188

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View Property

"This unique property has panoramic views from Palos Verdes to Point Dume,” says agent Debra Berman. “The serene outdoor patio with a fountain and kiva fireplace leads to the main level, with a gourmet kitchen, living room, and formal dining room. The next level down contains the master suite with en-suite bathroom, fireplace, walk-in closet, and home gym, and two other bedrooms with their own en-suite baths. The third level has a wine cellar, bar, entertainment center, and home office with built-ins. The final level has two more bedrooms separated by a kitchenette, as well as a hidden room." The property is offered at $3,750,000. Information, Berman Kandel, RE/MAX Estate Properties, (310) 424-5512.

Tuscan Villa in Westchester

“Located on a corner lot with rare Montezuma cypress trees, this beautiful and eclectic three bedroom, two bath home is unique,” says agent Stephanie Younger. “The elegant foyer, with Russian Garden Gate front doors and Parisian hanging lanterns, welcomes you to a romantic sitting room with fireplace, and a formal dining room. A kitchen and dining area, with stainless appliances and a wood-burning pizza oven, overlook the family room with its own fireplace. The master suite opens to a pergola-covered outdoor dining room and lush backyard. Two additional bedrooms and a second bath complete the home.” The property is offered at $989,000. Information, Stephanie Younger, Teles Properties, (424) 203-1828.

Marina and Channel Views

“This charming three bedroom, 2 bath unit has serene views and is located on the coveted Plaza Level of the Center Tower South near all amenities,” says agent Charles Lederman. “A perfect home for entertaining, with track lighting, granite bar area, breakfast bar and two spacious patios. Enjoy all that Marina City Club offers: gym, free classes, three pools, tennis, paddle tennis and racquet ball courts, gourmet restaurant and bar, daytime café, room service, car wash, 24-hour gated and guarded security. Walk to the beach and many local restaurants.” The property is offered at $568,000. Information, Charles Lederman, Marina City Realty, (310) 821-8980.

Azzurra Corner Unit

“This rare unit has a wraparound balcony with jetliner views of the city, mountains and marina,” says agent Jesse Weinberg. “Completely renovated, the home has floor-to-ceiling windows, open gourmet kitchen with stainless appliances and granite counter tops. The master bedroom has an en-suite bath with separate shower and tub, and walk-in closets. Luxury amenities include concierge, dry cleaner, rooftop sky lounge and spa, 24-hour guest parking, fitness center, pool, cabanas, and more.” The property is offered at $1,095,000. Information, Jesse Weinberg, Keller Williams Marina/LA Realty, (800) 804-9132.

The Lofts Condo

“This 1,500 square foot, single-story condo has floor to ceiling windows, and feels like a New York loft,” says agent Erik Flexner. “This is the best location in Playa Vista, central to shops and restaurants, and close to the new Phase 2 amenities. This is a corner unit, with a large west-facing balcony. The large office/dining area can be converted to a third bedroom. Light wood floors throughout, and side-by-side parking in the subterranean garage.” The property is offered at $695,000. Information, Erik Flexner, The Flexner Group, Coldwell Banker, (310) 422-2278.

Gallahers Receive Sales Award

Kevin and Kaz Gallaher were recently congratulated by Gary Stager, Broker-Owner of RE/ MAX Execs as 2013’s top producing broker associates, husband and wife team. Kevin and Kaz have been one of the leading listing broker associates in the Westside real estate community. With over 30 years of combined experience in selling real estate, they have successfully specialized in leading the way in this exciting real estate market. For information, Kevin and Kaz Gallaher, “Spouses Selling Houses,” RE/MAX Execs, (310) 410-9777.

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Venice author William Yarbro practices what he preaches with wife Linda Smith

Mastering ‘the Art of the Kiss’ William Yarbro turned a crushing encounter with his first crush into a guide for making a romantic connection By Michael Aushenker For longtime Venice-area real estate broker and self-described “incurable romantic” William Yarbro, the journey to publishing his miniature tome “The Little Book on the Art of the Kiss” began with a traumatic junior high school experience. The New Jersey native had fallen hard for a New York girl, taking trains and buses to visit her Long Island home. “Finally, when that moment came, I was not prepared,” Yarbro said. “I didn’t know what to do. We pressed lips together and that was it.” What happened next was the devastating part. She ran and told a chaperone elsewhere in the house what a horrific kisser he was. “It was humiliating,” said Yarbro, now in his mid-50s. “But I vowed then never to let that happen again.” After that crushing first experience, Yarbro sought the advice of a good friend’s older brother and learned the proper way how to treat a woman, including kissing. “Building anticipation, not to rush, take your time. Those and other tips have served me well,” he said. As has experience. While dating in the aftermath of his 1995 divorce from his first wife, Yarbro found dating to be disappointing. “One woman thought being romantic showed a sign of weakness, which put a short fuse on our relationship,” he recalled. Yarbro felt compelled to write the book after feeling romance had become something of a lost art in the 21st-century dating scene. The pocket-sized 3.45-inch by 5.5-inch how-to guide, self-published in 2012, runs 72 pages and features a glossary of specific smooches such as “The Hot and Cold Kiss,” “The Whipped Cream Kiss,” “The Foot Kiss” and “Searching the Cavern.” “As with most personal gifts, you should take kissing seriously,” Yarbro said. “As a beginner or as someone who has been kissing the same person for a long time and is ready for a refresher, use this book to make your kisses

Yarbro at a book signing last year

“As with most personal gifts, you should take kissing seriously.” — William Yarbro special, each and every time.” He must be doing something right. On Valentine’s Day last year, Yarbro got married to the love of his life — Linda Smith, a career counselor at Los Angeles Trade Technical College. “It’s refreshing to find someone who approaches life from a romantic point of view,” Smith said. As for the kissing, “he knows what he’s talking about,” she said. For more information, visit thekissingbook. com.§ michael@argonautnews.com


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LEGAL ADVERTISING 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 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). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2014 033450 The following person is doing business as: Mom’s Next Home, 1327 Preston Way, Venice, CA. 90291. Registered owners: Maristel Rosengrant, 1327 Preston Way, 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 Feb. 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: Maristel Rosengrant. Title: Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on Feb. 6, 2014. Argonaut published: Feb. 13, 20, 27, and Mar. 6, 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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