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L e t t e r s come in many different and diverse ways. Love is love. Kyle and Ted Kimbrell Playa del Rey Why Trust a Fugitive? Re: “Police Make Arrest in Fatal Hit and Run,” News, Feb. 1 I was initially elated that LAPD’s Major Crimes Division had tracked down and captured the alleged drunk driver suspected in the 2014 early morning death of jogger Paul Grover on Lincoln Boulevard near LMU. Kudos to the police Love is Love department’s dogged detective Re: “Real Love,” work in finally apprehending Cover Story, Feb. 8 the suspect who fled to Nevada Thank you so much for and her companion.  including a same-sex couple But I was totally appalled to in your “Real Love” feature. read that the two fugitives are Mary & Erica, together 25 now free on bail until their years — congratulations!  expected court dates. What in Surprisingly large numbers the world is going on of gay couples live quiet lives here? Since they fled California on the Westside, including us once, should there be any — 21 years partnered this Lorem ipsum confidence the pair will remain June. But we do feel invisible in Southern California for their at times, not residing in the court appearances? gay ghettos of West HollyThe driver is charged with wood or San Francisco. recklessly ending a man’s life Life stories and romance and promptly disappearing to

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When Good Times Go Too Far L.A. plans to crack down on serial party houses with fines and public notices By Gary Walker Soon even the neighbors who weren’t around to call the cops at 2 a.m. will know exactly where the party was — and that it probably won’t happen again. Next month the Los Angeles City Council will consider upping the ante of a municipal ordinance prohibiting “loud or unruly gatherings,” increasing homeowner fines when police are called to break up a party and placing warning signs in front of problem properties for at least a month after they’re busted — a scarlet “P,” metaphorically speaking, that enumerates the types of conduct observed by law enforcement. Under a current draft of the ordinance update wending its way through committee, fines would start as low as $100 for the first offense but escalate to as high as $8,000 per violation if there’s a track record. “It’s a small handful that make this ordinance so sorely needed. We are talking about people who use their homes to throw all-night events, or rent them out to strangers who run de facto nightclubs out of otherwise quiet neighborhoods — threatening the peace and safety of

everyone around them,” reads a statement by Los Angeles City Councilman David Ryu. Ryu’s council district includes parts of the San Fernando Valley, Beverly Hills, and the Hollywood Hills, where loud

calls about parties raging out of control in Westchester. “Our crime analysis personnel say there has been very, very little activity for house parties near LMU. We will keep an eye on this should the situation change in

Homeowners in Venice, Mar Vista and Playa del Rey have complained about noisy partying at some short-term rental properties, often the same houses over and over again. late-night ragers have made headlines reminiscent of a midnight Kardashian fireworks show. Historically one of the first local neighborhoods to look for a serial party house would be the off-campus housing near Loyola Marymount University — but not so much anymore, according to local law enforcement. LAPD Capt. James Setzer said Pacific Division has seen a drastic decrease in

the coming months,” Setzer said. LMU Public Safety Chief Hampton Cantrell said the reduction in calls to quell loud parties is in part due to several years of collaboration with stakeholders both on and off campus. “Over the last five or six years, we’ve worked very closely with LAPD and our city prosecutors as well as with the administration and our students on how they can still have parties but in a respon-

sible manner,” Cantrell said. “We’ve been able to design strategies around some of the houses where students were having a lot of parties, and I think we’ve had some success.” Those strategies include deploying campus public safety officers and discussing off-campus conduct with students — and, in some cases, their landlords. “When I heard about the ordinance and the increased penalties, I thought this seems like a good tool for the toughest cases,” Cantrell said. In 2018, tourists appear more likely than students to get neighbors riled up. Homeowners in Venice, Mar Vista and Playa del Rey have complained about noisy partying at some short-term rental properties, often the same houses over and over again. Jan Haagen, who owns a home in the beachfront Playa del Rey neighborhood known as The Jungle, said she and other neighbors who’ve been critical of shortterm vacation rentals would be in “full favor” of increased penalties for properties where partygoers disturb the peace, even (Continued on page 7)

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Not on Steve’s Watch

Navy vet who stopped an assault and captured the attacker gets heartfelt thanks … and a pink slip Photo by Maria Martin

By Gary Walker Life’s most memorable moments can happen in an instant. On Dec. 21, 2016, that’s all it took for Mar Vista resident Steve Oseas to react when he saw an assault and robbery happening right in front of his eyes. Oseas, a Navy veteran, was working at a firewood supply company in West Los Angeles when he noticed live security camera footage of a man attacking a woman in a nearby alley. He immediately rushed outside to help her. The attacker — Christopher Jones, a man with an extensive criminal history — fled down Sepulveda Boulevard with Oseas in pursuit and dropped the victim’s purse as he ran. “After about three blocks I caught up to him. He took a swing at me. I ducked it and put him in a headlock, and we both went to the ground,” Oseas recalled. Los Angeles County Deputy District Attorney Maria Ghobadi, who prosecuted Jones, said an anonymous 911 call notified police after Oseas called out for help with Jones, whom he subdued until officers arrived. It wasn’t until Jones was in police custody that Oseas noticed a sharp pain in his side. “After the adrenaline wore off I realized that I had broken my ribs,” Oseas said. “He went to jail, and I went off to the VA Hospital [in Westwood].” But that isn’t where the story ends. Jones would end up pleading no contest to attempted robbery and assault; he’s currently serving a six-year prison sentence, according to county prosecutors. Oseas is being lauded as a hero, but he’s also out of job due to his injuries. “After breaking my ribs I missed some

Steve Oseas proudly displays his Courageous Citizen award from L.A. County District Attorney Jackie Lacey time, so they let me go. Maybe I was getting too old and decrepit,” Oseas said ruefully. “No good deed goes unpunished, I guess.”

“Steve had no clue what was going on, but he knew that it was dangerous. And while a lot of us might run from danger, he ran right into it.” — L.A. County Deputy District Attorney Maria Ghobadi Last week, Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey honored Oseas and others during a Courageous Citizens Awards ceremony hosted by the Rotary Club of Westchester at the Crowne Plaza Los Angeles International Airport Hotel. “I was in the right place at the right time and just did what needed to be done,” Oseas said. “I didn’t think about it at all.

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if that could mean police showing up at her house one day. “That may be the price to pay to keep the owners of short-term rentals from allowing their customers to do as such. As a homeowner, if I were going to host a party, I would either invite my neighbors or I would inform them of the event and ask them to kindly let me know if it’s too noisy or disturbing them in any way,” Haagen said. “The problem with short-term rental guests is they throw a party with no regard whatsoever for disturbing the neighbors.” A spokesman for Airbnb said the company doesn’t want their customers’ guests behaving badly, either. “We want to do everything we can to help our community members be good neighbors in the places they call home.

That was somebody’s mother or sister or daughter.” Lacey said honoring citizens like Oseas is one of the most rewarding aspects of

We fully support the city of Los Angeles’ party house ordinance. Our hosts are a part of their communities, and the vast majority are good neighbors who share the homes they live in, earning extra income to help make ends meet,” wrote Airbnb spokesman Charlie Uranic in an email response. Santa Monica has imposed tight restrictions on short-term rentals, but the city does not have an ordinance specifically prohibiting loud gatherings and police receive very few calls about parties raging out of control, Santa Monica Police Lt. Saul Rodriguez said. “If we get multiple complaints about parties at a specific home we document those, and if they continue then the homeowner can be subjected to fines,” Rodriguez explained.

her job. “Prosecutors, police officers, paramedics and coroners often see the worst side of life. I look forward to these events because it’s good to see the positive side of things sometimes,” Lacey said. Oseas’ uncle, Skip Farber, called him a “star.” “Doing the right thing is always good.

I’m really proud of him,” Farber said. Oseas’ heroism has also left a deep impression on Ghobadi. “Steve had no idea that this particular attacker had a very lengthy criminal history and, had he not intervened, it could have been a very dangerous situation. He had no clue what was going on, but he knew that it was dangerous. And while a lot of us might run from danger, he ran right into it,” she said. “And not only did he prevent a violent attack on this woman, he subdued the guy and lost his job [because of it]. Instead of saying thank you and the community rallying around him, he lost his job,” Ghobadi said incredulously. “From the beginning to the end of this case, he was so amazing.” “It’s a real shame,” Lacey added, “but I’m really glad that he intervened, because people die in muggings.” After Oseas lost his job, the state stepped in to help him pay his medical bills, Ghobadi said. After his six years in the Navy, Oseas ran his own flooring company for many years. Now he’s hoping community recognition will help him make another career change. “I’d love to get anything that was rewarding, fulfilling and challenging. But if I could do what my heart wanted, it would be to work with children,” said Oseas, who grew up in foster care at the Vista Del Mar Boys Home in Palms. “I’d love to be a mentor for children. That would be my dream job.” Despite losing his job, Oseas remains optimistic and without regret. “My glass is three-quarters full and still rising,” he concluded with a smile.

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The Raising of Lazarus A former foster youth turns pain into progress in Marina del Rey But there’s also yearning for, and belief in, salvation. “My only hope is at the end of this rainbow there’s a pot of gold / 100,000 miles on this broken road / not even time can replace a broken soul,” his lyrics continue. Jura says McCrae’s video leaves a very strong impression. “Of all the projects I’ve done, this is the one that I’m most proud of. To me, this represents hope,” says Jura, who has previously worked with disadvantaged children. McCrae, a former PBS intern in Cleveland, was in the audience at a PBS-sponsored documentary on foster youth when he learned about To Foster Change and Lazarus McCrae is sharing his story to help kids who are going asked how he could get involved. He through similar challenges moved to Los Angeles in December 2013 For McCrae, who is pursuing a master’s The lyrics of McCrae’s rap confront his after graduating from Baldwin Wallace degree in social work at the University of brief but harmful time with his mother, University with a bachelor’s degree in Southern California, filming his project and the resulting trauma of her neglect: public relations. — a rap video titled “Lazarus Rising” “Mama, I wrote it all down / Because of “I always knew that I’d come out here,” he says. “Leaving Ohio was like closing a chapter in my life.” Just before heading west, McCrae met a “My mom used to drink Budweiser. man who had known his parents and introShe’d leave cans of Budweiser around duced McCrae to extended family memthe house, so I thought that was my bers, most of whom McCrae hadn’t met. “For this to come full circle the week I name. I would drink beer from them, so was leaving Ohio,” he reflects, “the stars she would call me Bud.” couldn’t have aligned any better.” McCrae currently works in property — Lazarus McCrae management as a licensed service technician at the same Marina del Rey complex — unearthed emotions he was initially you, I was isolated / ‘Cause of you, there where he lives. Nearly all of McCrae’s reluctant to revisit. was molestation / ‘Cause of you, I grew foster fathers worked with tools in blue “For some more than others, during the up heinous / ‘Cause of you, it was hard collar professions — bricklaying, auto project a lot of us woke up to some of the to relate.” repair, construction — and he learned things that we had experienced in foster “One thing that you really have to be [for something from each of them. care. When I was shooting my video, I the To Foster Change project] is vulner“I fix everything,” he says proudly, upbeat was in this dark room and I had to able.  You go through a period where you about the future and his desire to create mentally take myself back there and think can still feel ashamed and even angry,” mentorship opportunities for foster youth. about the lyrics and having these thoughts. McCrae says of the emotionally charged “All the moments and experiences that I had to make sure that my tone reflected video. “I dealt with so many of the things I’ve had have prepared me for this moment how angry I was about some of the things that happen to foster youth — homelessin my life,” McCrae says. “I’d do it all that I went through,” he said. ness, starvation, neglect.” over again if it brought me here.” Photo by Michael Kraxenberger

By Gary Walker For more than a decade, Lazarus McCrae was ensnared in the labyrinth of the Ohio foster care system, moving from home to home and not even knowing his true name until he was in almost in middle school. Now a resident of Marina del Rey, he’s part of a public television-sponsored initiative to dispel stereotypes about young people in foster care. McCrae hopes to show children and teens in foster care that there is life after emancipation, but in the process he also revisited feelings and memories he thought he had resolved long ago. McCrae, 29, joined current and former foster youth last November in filming video testimonials about their personal experiences for a PBS SoCal initiative called To Foster Change. During the month-long workshop, participants received training in video production and editing supervision from entertainment industry professionals. Their final cuts are published on tofosterchange.org “It’s their stories. We think they’re very powerful,” says Kathy Jura, director of PBS SoCal’s Foster Youth Initiative. “We hope this video project will change the way the public views foster youth.” Social workers removed McCrae from his crack-addicted mother’s care at the age of 2 because of malnourishment and other signs of neglect. His father was incarcerated. McCrae was bounced from one foster home to the next — or, as he puts it, “thrown around the state like a javelin” — and lived in seven foster homes over 12 years. “I really didn’t know who I was during the whole time in foster care. For a long time I thought my name was Bud,” McCrae recalls. “My mom used to drink Budweiser. She’d leave cans of Budweiser around the house, so I thought that was my name. I would drink beer from them so she would call me Bud.”

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Ensenada’s Surf & Turf Grill, specializing in Baja-style Mexican cuisine, welcomed the New Year in El Segundo (310 E. Grand Ave.), where they opened a new location at the end of December. (424) 277-1211; bajacaliforniafishtacos.com

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It’s over for downtown Culver City spot Hanjip. One of the few critically-acclaimed Korean BBQ restaurants on the Westside, the eatery by Korean sausage impresario Chris Oh called it quits over the weekend, according to online food pub Eater LA.

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“Nevertheless She Persisted” is the theme of this year’s Organization of Women Leaders (OWL) International Women’s Day Breakfast, honoring women who are combatting discrimination against women. The March 1

Coni’Seafood expanded from Inglewood earlier this month, opening a second location in Del Rey (4532 S. Centinela Ave.) with its signature Nayarit-style Mexican seafood defining the menu. (310) 881-9644; coniseafood.com The much-anticipated Night + Market Sahm opened in Venice on Friday, Feb. 2. Inhabiting the former Best Siam on Lincoln (2533 Lincoln Blvd.), the Asian fusion restaurant is the third in James Beard Award finalist Kris Yenbamroong’s small empire of L.A. eateries specializing in Thai street food. Expect an emphasis on seafood, splashy décor and addictive flavors at Sahm, or as Yenbamroong describes it to the Los Angeles Times, a “Thai cocaine concept.” nightmarketla.com Aussie transplant via New York Little Ruby (109 Santa Monica) says, “G’Day!” to Santa Monica. The burger, brunch and café joint recently took over the Third Street Promenadeadjacent space formerly occupied by Bar Pintxo. (424) 322-8353; rubyscafe.com

OWL International Women’s Day Breakfast honorees Patty DeDominic and Maya Paley event at the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel (1700 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica) specifically honors National Council of Jewish Women – Los Angeles advocacy director Maya Paley and author/entrepreneur Patty DeDominic. (310) 393-9825; smchamber.com/owl Meet the LAX Coastal Young Professionals during an informative planning session from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Monday, March 5, at the LAX Coastal Chamber offices (310) 645-5151; laxcoastal.com

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Story by Bliss Bowen Photos by Maria Martin A revolution in nutrition is gathering momentum, locally and across the globe. Its weapon is seeds, and the Seed Library of Los Angeles — headquartered at The Learning Garden on the campus of Venice High School — is doing its part to arm the citizenry. As its name implies, a seed library is a place where members of the community can check out seeds, as opposed to books. The hope is that eventually these borrowers will return with seeds harvested from their own gardens, thereby expanding its collection of local living seeds and the larger “seed revolution.” “We’re trying to create a depository that’s as diverse as possible,” explains SLOLA Chair Eleuterio Navarro, a Santa Monica resident. “We have two main sections in our library. One is cool crop seeds — things that tend to grow best in winter, like from August through March, which tend to be all your root crops, all your greens. Then we have over 350 varieties of crops just for our warm season — things that can grow in summer, late spring, early fall: peppers, tomatoes, cucumbers. We’re constantly asking people, ‘If you have something you want to put in the library, bring it in.’” The seed revolution has grown over the past decade, as news headlines and documentaries like Robert Kenner’s “Food, Inc.” and Jeremy Seifert’s “GMO OMG” have roused public alarm over genetically modified produce, the extinction of many heirloom seed varieties, and efforts by litigious Big Ag companies to exert greater control over the food supply chain. Monsanto’s practice of seed patenting has been a particular source of heated controversy, reportedly becoming a contributing factor in at least some percentage of farmer bankruptcies and suicides here and abroad. Organic farming, meanwhile, has gradually expanded its market share; according to a 2017 report by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, “consumer demand for organically produced goods continues to show double-digit growth.” At the same time, consumers as well as regional seed companies have pushed back against the corporate monopoliza-

tion of seed production. Against that backdrop, the Seed Library of Los Angeles’ mission is “to facilitate the growth of open-pollinated seeds among residents of the Los Angeles Basin. An outgrowth of The Learning Garden, it was founded in December 2010 by author and educator David King, who guided the nonprofit organization until last year,

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SLOLA’s seed catalogue lists numerous fruits and vegetables along with herbs, grains and sunflowers. Twentysix strains of lettuce range from familiar types like Brune d’Hiver to lesserknowns such as Amish Deer Tongue and heirloom Butterhead Kagraner seeds. There are more than three dozen

“Our overall goal is to create a community of gardeners that will grow crops that are not commonplace — things that, unless we continue to grow them, will become extinct.” — Eleuterio Navarro, Seed Library of Los Angeles

when Navarro, an alumnus of Venice High School and Santa Monica College, was elected to his four-year term as chair. A computer network engineer by training, Navarro’s passion for gardening took root in childhood: He grew up on a farm in Jalisco, Mexico, until age 7, when his family relocated to the Westside. Once here, his father worked as a landscaper for large properties in tony neighborhoods like Bel Air, where he would ask permission to grow organic produce in exchange for regularly leaving baskets with the homeowners. “He was doing CSA [community supported agriculture] veggie boxes 30, 40 years ago,” Navarro recalls. Seeing his father create a “community-like environment” set a subconscious example that now informs Navarro’s work with SLOLA as well as the University of California Cooperative Master Gardener program, which trains people in sustainable gardening practices. That spirit of community building is at the heart of SLOLA meetings, says Krystal Rains, who recently spoke at the Venice branch about sowing and saving native seeds. Depending on the branch, she says, SLOLA meetings offer Q&A sessions, presentations, “free lessons in gardening and horticulture and botany.” And, of course, seeds.

warm season and six cold season bean varieties, almost as many kinds of squash (not including nine kinds of pumpkin), and more than 90 varieties of tomato. Grain options include barley, farro, oats, quinoa, rice, sesame, wheat, and eight varieties of amaranth. Navarro says he was recently gifted with eight ounces of black amaranth seeds, which he plans to try growing at The Learning Garden this year. Navarro’s current prize is a rare red cauliflower maturing in the garden. There are also several varieties of bok choy and even “Inca berries” (a.k.a. Peruvian groundcherries or Cape gooseberries), which produce pods that look like tomatillos but contain round, sweet, bright orange fruit. Building the library is “a very exciting accomplishment” for the students and seed savers who have contributed from across L.A. County, Navarro says. He adds that they’re getting ready to add at least 35 more crops to their database, and hope to amass more than 500 seed varieties. “Our overall goal is to create a community of gardeners that will grow crops that are not commonplace — things that, unless we continue to grow them, will become extinct,” says Navarro. “Openpollinated heirloom variety seeds have been around for thousands of years.

Human beings started cultivating plants about 10,000 years ago. We’ve mastered these crops over these last centuries. But over the last 50 years, things have changed, with the rise of agro-chemical companies and large corporations that want to patent seeds. “How do you patent a seed? Over the years a lot of large seed companies purchased smaller seed companies, and now they don’t carry those same seeds anymore, so those crops started to go extinct. Because seeds are alive. For example, a lettuce seed is only good for about a year or two. Things like squash have a 10-year life span, tomatoes maybe a little more. We want to ensure the diversity of crops. “That way, one day if a blight or disease or fungus that affects our crops comes down the road, there’s enough diversity in our crop system that it will survive. Look at what happened to the Irish,” he adds, referencing the mid-19th-century Irish Potato Famine, caused by monoculture farming and lack of diversity in spud varieties planted.

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SLOLA branches recently opened in Altadena and Woodland Hills, and Navarro grows more animated when discussing plans for new branches on track to open in Watts and Long Beach over the next few months. He’s hopeful intersections may arise where the Seed Library community can assist the homeless population. So far, schools and libraries are the primary host locations for the volunteerrun meetings, which vary in character from place to place. Members at Woodland Hills meetings, for example, are more interested in produce exchanges and roundtable discussions. Venice meetings, which convene the third Saturday of each month, host more speakers; topics range from local experts addressing heavyweight issues like climate change’s effects on local gardens to members sharing problem-solving tips. For instance, one apartment dweller talked about how she created sufficient root space to grow tomatoes by knotting (Continued on page 12)

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old jeans, filling them with soil, and hanging the denim containers off her balcony. “I always tell people you don’t have to grow all your food,” Navarro says. “You can participate in this food revolution, whatever you want to call it, by just growing a couple herbs on your balcony or getting creative like this lady did. I’m always looking for folks who are doing something different and unique in their backyards, to just grow our community.” Rains, a Seed Library veteran descended from farmers, describes a convivial social environment at the San Fernando Valley chapter, where she serves on the Steering Committee. She’s been a member since 2013. “When I learned what the Seed Library really was, I was like, ‘Here’s my $10. I support this kind of organization whether I plant them or check them out or whatever.’ The whole thing is a $10 lifetime membership, and I’ve learned an amazing amount of information over the years.” “As we get older there needs to be someone that takes over,” Navarro says, mindful that expansion helps re-energize the membership. “Twenty, 30 years down the line when I’m gone, we want to make sure that the act of seed saving, the act of educating people about where

Navarro removes seeds from a zucchini left to ripen past the point of harvesting for food, when it begins to resemble spaghetti squash food comes from and the connection between food and the culture, is there. “Every branch is slowly taking on their own identity, doing things they want to do within their own community. They’re all different. I let them be. I told them: This is your branch, your

School, 13000 Venice Blvd., Mar Vista. Guest speaker Su Falcon, editor and publisher of The Dirt on Organic Gardening magazine, discusses raising chickens. Membership not required for attendance. Visit slola.org for more information.

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“I was demoing these songs right as I wrote them, and there was this immediacy, the excitement that you feel when you’ve just written your song …” — Mason Summit on “Summer Cold” diacy, the excitement that you feel when you’ve just written your song, that was captured there in the energy of the performance,” he says. “Also, by nature of me learning how to engineer, there were certain sounds I was coming up with in the synth and guitar parts that I really liked. I realized if I were to move to a studio, I would just be importing a bunch of audio files from my home sessions. That felt pretty counterintuitive. I basi-

plumbs loss and emerging self-awareness throughout “Summer Cold.” The bittersweet title track’s protagonist sounds almost happy about catching a lover’s germs, and “Catch & Release” and “Like Hell” (“I miss you like hell and I hope I never see you again/ Because the ending was so perfect, every wavering goodbye/ No remake could match it so I won’t even try”) cradle romantic misery in hopeful arrangements.

He showcases his work at various L.A. venues, including Beyond Baroque, where he hosts the quarterly Noise Parlor, now in its fifth year. He also performs at Library Girl, the monthly literary series at Ruskin Theatre created by his mother, writer Susan Hayden. (Full disclosure: Hayden is a friend of this writer; like many others in the local creative community I was introduced to Summit’s music via Library Girl and watched him evolve onstage from an earnest boy into a thoughtful young artist with a sturdy command of melody and metaphor.) Summit learned his first guitar chords from his father, charismatic actor Christopher Allport, who also accompanied his first performances, playing Johnny Cash classics at The Talking Stick in Ocean Park. The title track of Summit’s debut album, 2012’s “Absentee,” addresses Allport’s tragic 2008 death in an avalanche while skiing in Wrightwood. Summit readily acknowledges his father as a formative influence. “I was a child of like 8 years old observing my dad in the bedroom writing (Continued on page 14)

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The ArgonAuT PRess Releases MediTerranean HoMe

Marina CiTy Club

“Graciously ensconced in North Kentwood is this stunning home,” says agent Stephanie Younger. “Upon entering, this home impresses with sweeping two-story ceilings above the living room, and windows that infuse the room with natural light. The spacious kitchen unfolds from the living room. A family room, anchored by a fireplace and a custom bar, makes entertaining a breeze. Outside is the backyard with a pool and Jacuzzi. Upstairs, are three wellappointed bedrooms and two baths.”

“This single-bed, single-bath home offers city and mountain views,” says agent Eileen McCarthy. “Floor-toceiling windows open to a large patio with views of the city lights. Highly upgraded, this home is highlighted by wood flooring, stainless steel appliances, and recessed lighting. The Marina City Club has six tennis courts, three swimming pools, racquet ball and paddle tennis courts, and a gym. Other Amenities include a restaurant, café, convenient store, a dry cleaning service, and much more.”

Offered at $1,899,000 Stephanie Younger, Compass 310-499-2020

Offered at $539,900 Eileen McCarthy, Marina Ocean Properties 310-822-8910

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Offered at $1,999,999 Jesse Weinberg, Jesse Weinberg & Associates 800-804-9132

“Extraordinary city and mountain views are offered by this incredible two-bed, two-bath home, ideally located in the Center Tower of the Marina City Club,” says agent Charles Lederman. “The open, updated kitchen offers granite counters, stainless appliances, recessed lighting, and custom cabinetry. A generous living space leads to an oversized patio, overlooking the dazzling panoramic cityscape. Features include wood floors and ample closets. This is a priceless lifestyle with incredible amenities.”

“Pristine and extensively renovated, this tri-level townhouse is in highly desired Tapestry II community,” says agent Jesse Weinberg. “This expansive townhome features a private patio that leads to the living room showcasing white washed oak hardwood floors. The luxurious master suite offers an en-suite bathroom with porcelain tile floors, a marble soaking tub, and a spa-like rain shower. Additionally are two generous bedrooms with en-suite baths, and an atrium-like loft on the third floor.”

loyola Village

Marina del rey

“This light-filled home, with two generously sized bedrooms, is in a prime Silicon Beach location,” say agents Bob Waldron and Jessica Heredia. “The front sustainable gardens lead to a tiled sitting porch. The living room opens to formal dining room featuring crown molding and wainscoting. A sunny eat-in kitchen bridges outside entertaining in the Zenlike rear yard with gardens, paths, and flagstone patios. Other amenities include fresh paint, gleaming hardwood floors, carport, and a great neighborhood.”

“If location is everything, then this luxurious Harbor Crossing Estate has it all,” says agent Denise Fast. “Harbor Crossing Lane is a private gated street with only 12 homes. It hugs the harbor across from the world renowned Cal Yacht Club and the prestigious Ritz Carlton Hotel. Whether you prefer seclusion or entertaining, all are enjoyable here with the wide open floor plan. Offering understated elegance, old world character, and privacy, this home has been built with keen attention to detail.

Offered at $998,000 Bob Waldron & Jessica Heredia, Coldwell Banker 424-702-3000

Offered at $10,000 per month Denise Fast, RE/MAX Estate Properties 310-578-5414

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legal advertising FICTITIOuS buSINeSS NaMe STaTeMeNT FILe NO. 2018010911 Type of Filing: Original. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: THE ART OF BIRTHING CENTER. 3013 Washington Blvd. Marina Del Rey, CA 90292. COUNTY: Los Angeles. REGISTERED OWNER(S) Art of Nursing Care, Inc., 3013 Washington Blvd. Marina Del Rey, CA 90292. State of Incorporation or LLC: California. THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY a Corporation. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 08/2012. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. /s/ Amy Tinney. TITLE: CEO, Corp or LLC Name: Art of Nursing Care, Inc. This statement was filed with the LA County Clerk on: January 12, 2018. NOTICE ñ 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). Publish: The Argonaut. Dates: 2/1/18, 2/8/18, 2/15/18, 2/22/18 FICTITIOuS buSINeSS NaMe STaTeMeNT FILe NO. 2018017755 Type of Filing: Original. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: AMERICAN SAILING FOUNDATION. 5301 BEETHOVEN St., #265 Los Angeles, CA 90066. COUNTY: Los Angeles. Articles of Incorporation or Organization Number: C3327553. REGISTERED OWNER(S) Foundation For Boater Education And Safety, 5301 BEETHOVEN St., #265 Los Angeles, CA 90066. State of Incorporation or LLC: California. 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. /s/ Cynthia Shabes. TITLE: Chief Financial Officer, Corp or LLC Name: Foundation For Boater Education And Safety. This statement was filed with the LA County Clerk on: January 22, 2018. NOTICE ñ 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). Publish: The Argonaut. Dates: 01/25/18, 02/1/18, 02/8/18, 2/15/18 FICTITIOuS buSINeSS NaMe STaTeMeNT FILe NO. 2018024183 Type of Filing: Original. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: ZIGGY HAIR LA. 4130 SO. Sepulveda Ave. Culver City, CA 90230, 1437 W. Centinela Ave. Inglewood, CA 90302. COUNTY: Los Angeles. Articles of Incorporation or Organization Number: 201800910401. REGISTERED OWNER(S) Hair Poppin LLC, 311 No. Labrea Ave. Inglewood, CA 90302. State of Incorporation or LLC: California. THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY a Limited Liability Company. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. /s/ David Rice. TITLE: Managing Member, Corp or LLC Name: Hair Poppin LLC. This statement was filed with the LA County Clerk on: January 29, 2018. NOTICE ñ 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). Publish:The Argonaut. Dates: 2/8/18, 2/15/18, 2/22/18, 3/1/18

FICTITIOuS buSINeSS NaMe STaTeMeNT FILe NO. 2017358357 Type of Filing: Original. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: PROOF MANGO; 4133 Redwood Ave., Apt. 1030 Los Angeles, CA 90066. COUNTY: Los Angeles. REGISTERED OWNER(S) Monique Christine Muro, 4133 Redwood Ave., Apt. 1030 Los Angeles, CA 90066. THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY an Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the Fictitious Business Name or names listed above on: N/A. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. /s/: Monique Christine Muro. TITLE: Owner. This statement was filed with the LA County Clerk on: December 26, 2017. NOTICE ñ 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). Publish: The Argonaut. Dates: 1/25/18, 2/1/18, 2/8/18, 2/15/18 FICTITIOuS buSINeSS NaMe STaTeMeNT FILe NO. 2018011835 Type of Filing: Original. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: MARK JUDKINS CONSULTING COMPANY; 7402 æ Arizona Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90045. COUNTY: Los Angeles. REGISTERED OWNER(S) Mark B. Judkins, 7402 æ Arizona Ave. 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: 01/2018. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. /s/: Mark B. Judkins TITLE: Owner. This statement was filed with the LA County Clerk on: January 16, 2018. NOTICE ñ 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). Publish:The Argonaut. Dates: 1/25/18, 2/1/18, 2/8/18, 2/15/18 FICTITIOuS buSINeSS NaMe STaTeMeNT FILe NO. 2018024185 Type of Filing: New (Amended) The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: TIKITIBU; 13323 Washington Blvd., Suite 203 Los Angeles, CA 90066. COUNTY: Los Angeles. REGISTERED OWNER(S) Cynthia Chue-Woo Yoshikawa, 11964 Mayfield Ave., Apt. 101 Los Angeles, CA 90049. THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY an Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the Fictitious Business Name or names listed above on: 4/22/2011. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. /s/: Cynthia Chue-Woo Yoshikawa. TITLE: Owner. This statement was filed with the LA County Clerk on: January 29, 2018. NOTICE ñ 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). Publish: The Argonaut. Dates: 2/1/18, 2/8/18, 2/15/18, 2/22/18 FICTITIOuS buSINeSS NaMe STaTeMeNT FILe NO. 2018036192 Type of Filing: Original. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: GGíS HEALTHY ENTERPRISES; 3943 Sawtelle Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90066. COUNTY: Los Angeles. REGISTERED OWNER(S) Eugenia Williamson, 3943 Sawtelle Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90066. THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY an Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the Fictitious Business Name or names listed above on: N/A. I declare

that all information in this statement is true and correct. /s/: Eugenia Williamson. TITLE: Owner. This statement was filed with the LA County Clerk on: February 12, 2018. NOTICE ñ 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). Publish: Argonaut Newspaper. Dates: 2/15/18, 2/22/18, 3/1/18, 3/8/18 NOTICe OF PeTITION TO aDMINISTer eSTaTe OF rOberT G. SNOW CaSe NO. 18STPb00718 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both of ROBERT G. SNOW. A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by Susan Snow in the Superior Court of California, County of LOS ANGELES. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that: Susan Snow be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held in this court as follows: Date February 26, 2018, Time: 8:30 AM, Dept.: 67 Location: 111 North Hill Street Los Angeles, CA 90012 IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and

mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code Section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner: Sharon L. Martinez, Esq. SBN 250416 Brooks & Ames, Attorney at Law, 621 E. Ocean Avenue, Suite A, Lompoc, California 93436 (805) 735-3000 THE ARGONAUT 2/1/18, 2/8/18, 2/15/18 OrDer TO SHOW CauSe FOr CHaNGe OF NaMe Case No. NS034028 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES. Petition of ZOE-JANE BRATCHER by and through Shawntee Cardwell, for Change of Name. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1.) Petitioner: Shawntee filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: a.) Zoe-Jane Christian Bratcher to Zoe-Jane Nicole Cardwell 2.) THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING: Date: 3/23/2018. Time: 8:30 AM. Dept.: 27 The address of the court is 257 Magnolia Ave., Long Beach, CA 90808. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: Argonaut Newspaper. Original filed: September 19, 2017. Ross Klein, Judge of the Superior Court. PUBLISH: Argonaut Newspaper 2/15/18, 2/22/18, 3/1/18, 3/8/18

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Compiled by Nicole Elizabeth Payne Thursday, Feb. 15 Venice Art Crawl Mixer, 6 to 8 p.m. Celebrate the thriving art, culture and entertainment scene in Venice with some of the artists and merchants who make it happen. Surfside Venice, 23 Windward Ave., Venice. $5; RSVP venicechamber.net West Coast Swing, 6:15 p.m. Move your body and free your mind with a swing class and open dance. Beginner swing dance class starts at 6:15 p.m., followed by an intermediate at 7 p.m., an intermediate/advanced at 7:45 p.m. and open dancing with deejays at 8:30 p.m. $10 per class; $15 for class and open dance. Westchester Elks Lodge, 8025 W. Manchester Ave., Playa del Rey. (310) 606-5606; philandmindiadance.com West L.A. Hike, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. A community of friendly people gathers each Thursday for one of five West L.A. routes. Check website for weekly location. meetup.com/los-angeleshiking-group/events Del Rey Neighborhood Council Land Use and Planning Committee, 7 p.m. The committee meets on the third Thursday of each month at Del Rey Square, 11976 Culver Blvd., Del Rey. delreync.org Serving Up Comedy, 7 to 9 p.m. Featuring a new lineup of standup

comics each second Thursday of the month, the featured performers are followed by an open mic. The Warehouse, 4499 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey. No cover. (310) 823-5451; servingupcomedy.com “In Focus: Mozart & Brahms,” 7:30 p.m. The Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra’s newest chamber music series highlights the works of Mozart and Brahms with Brahms’ Horn Trio, his String Sextet in B-flat major and Mozart’s D Major Flute Quartet. Moss Theatre, 3131 Olympic Blvd., Santa Monica. $49. (213) 622-7001; laco.org Sofar Sounds: Santa Monica, 7:45 to 10 p.m. A carefully curated set of live music, kept secret until showtime, at a secret location in Santa Monica. Get instructions at sofarsounds.com Turtle Races at Brennan’s, 9 p.m. Each third Thursday of the month, local Irish pub Brennan’s resumes its long tradition of turtle-racing. Brennan’s, 4089 Lincoln Blvd., Marina del Rey. No cover. (424) 443-5119; brennansla.com Live Music Thursdays, 9 to midnight. Discover new bands by the beach. A new blues, reggae, rock or hip-hop artist is featured each week. Surfside, 23 Windward Ave., Venice. No cover. (424) 256-7894; surfsidevenice.com

Howl, 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. A dance party featuring music by Venice’s own LoboMan and his special guests. DJ Vinyl Don spins at 10 p.m. in the Townhouse bar. Townhouse & Del Monte Speakeasy, 52 Windward Ave., Venice. $5. (310) 392-4040; townhousevenice.com

enjoyable atmosphere with food and drinks at this weekly open house. Marina City Club Quasar Room, 4333 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey. Mark at (562) 508-0260; facebook.com/ toastedfridays

Friday, Feb. 16 Harley-Davidson 115th Anniversary Party, 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Celebrate the anniversary of this iconic motorcycle all weekend long with raffles, refreshments, music and the latest models. Bartels’ Harley-Davidson, 4141 Lincoln Blvd., Marina del Rey. (310) 823-1112; facebook.com/BartelsHarleyDavidson Mar Vista Seniors Club, 9:30 a.m. to noon. Each Friday the Mar Vista Seniors Club meets for trips, tours, speakers, bingo and live entertainment. Ages 50+. Mar Vista Recreation Center, 11430 Woodbine St., Mar Vista. (310) 559-7798 or (310) 351-9876 ESMoA Drawing Club, 10 to 11 a.m. This informal group meets every Friday. Start with warm-up drawing exercises and then draw, taking inspiration from the featured artworks. All skill-levels welcome, but adults only. ESMoA, 208 Main St., El

Exciting Playa-based singer and guitarist Nikki O’Neill riffs on soul and Americana at TRiP. SEE SATURDAY, FEB. 17. Segundo. Free. (424) 277-1020; esmoa.org The Brobots, 5 to 10 p.m. Listen to The Brobots rock while enjoying the sunset and a burger at Hinano, 15 Washington Blvd., Venice. (310) 822-3902; facebook.com/thebrobots Friday Night Trivia, 7 p.m. Test your knowledge while having a brew and win prizes. TRiP, 2101 Lincoln Blvd., Santa Monica. (310) 396-9010; tripsantamonica.com Toasted Fridays Workshop Open House, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Improve your public speaking skills in a relaxed and

Open Temple: Shabbat Take Me Higher, 7 to 9 p.m. Enjoy third Fridays open temple. Finger foods served at 7 p.m., Shabbat services begin at 7:15 p.m. and Shabbat After Dark starts at 9 p.m. Electric Lodge, 1416 Electric Ave., Venice. Free. RSVP to info@ opentemple.org; (310) 821-1414 Moles & Mezcal, 7 to 9:30 p.m. Explore mole variations: negro, rojo, verde and poblano, while trying a variety of mezcal cocktails. Churros con chocolate rounds out the evening. Cookdrop, 1046 Princeton Dr., Marina del Rey. $125. (424) 289-8556; cookdropkitchen.com Masters in the Chapel, 7 to 8 p.m. A brass sextet, featuring horns from the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, plays a wide range of music from Bach to Britten at First Lutheran Church, 815 Venice Blvd., Venice. Free. (310) 821-2740; flvenice.org Cinema on the Fringe: 1960s Exploitation Cinema and its Legacies, 7 to 9 p.m. Friday and (Continued on page 28)

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Life and Death:“Betroffenheit” @ The Broad Stage This dance-theatre mashup, directed by Canadian choreographer Crystal Pite, is inspired by the tragic death of a teenager and her father’s journey through his fractured mind filled with vaudevillians, voices and clowns. Leave the kids at home. Limited run. Last shows are at 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday (Feb. 15 and 16) at The Broad Stage, 1310 11th St., Santa Monica. $45 to $95. (310) 4343200; thebroadstage.org Toy Story:“The Velveteen Rabbit” @ Morgan-Wixson Theatre Margery Williams’ classic book about a modest nursery toy who yearns to be alive springs onto stage in this musical performed by children in MorganWixson’s award-winning Youth Education Series. Limited run. Last shows are at 11 a.m. Saturday and Sunday (Feb. 17 and 18) at MorganWixson Theatre, 2627 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica. $10 to $12. (310) 828-7519; morgan-wixson.org Fog of War:“Elliot, a Soldier’s Fugue” @ Kirk Douglas Theatre Elliot Ortiz is a soldier, like his

Public Theatre production about two young men who find refuge in an abandoned amusement park and strike up an unlikely friendship. Now playing at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through March 10 at the Santa Monica Pier, 200 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica. $30. (310) 4588901; Search “An Illegal Start” at eventbrite.com

“Betroffenheit” explores terrors of the mind father and his father before him, but none can share their experiences of war in this play by Pulitzer Prize winner Quiara Alegría Hudes. Now playing at 8 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturdays and 1 and 6:30 p.m. Sundays through Feb. 25 at Kirk Douglas Theatre, 9820 Washington Blvd., Culver City. $25 to $70. (213) 628-2772; centertheatregroup.org Family Ties:“Bloodbound” @ Highways Performance Space Artist-activist Michael Kearns’ new play follows the lives of misfit brothers

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unavoidably linked and their gnarled family history involving incarceration, distorted sexual boundaries and a roller coaster ride of mental illnesses. Now playing at 8:30 p.m. Friday at 3:30 p.m. Sundays through March 4 at Highways Performance Space, 1651 18th St., Santa Monica. $20 to $25. (310) 453-1755; highwaysperformancespace.org Two Peas in a Pickle:“An Illegal Start” @ Santa Monica Pier The merry go-round in Santa Monica’s historic Looff Hippodrome serves as the backdrop for this Santa Monica

Priorities Check:“Two Fisted Love” @ Odyssey Theatre In this new dark comedy by David Sessions, Hollywood A-lister Caroline Connors navigates a multiple sclerosis diagnosis and complicated relationships with her idealistic daughter and ultra-conservative husband. Now playing at 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays through March 11 at Odyssey Theatre, 2055 S. Sepulveda Blvd., West L.A. $15 to $34. (866) 8114111; odysseytheatre.com Shared Histories:“The New Colossus” @ The Actors’ Gang Tim Robbins directs this bold play featuring ancestral stories from The Actors’ Gang ensemble that delve into 300 years of struggle, survival and forced migration. Now playing at 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays through March 24 at The Actors’ Gang,

9070 Venice Blvd., Culver City. $20 to $34.99. (310) 838-4264; theactorsgang.com Love Story:“Alright Then” @ Pacific Resident Theatre Comedy legend and Venice Canals local Orson Bean follows up his critically acclaimed one-man show “Safe at Home” by joining actress Alley Mills (“The Wonder Years,” “The Bold and the Beautiful”) to recount the unlikely events that led to their happy marriage. Now playing at 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and at 3 p.m. Sundays through March 25 at Pacific Resident Theatre, 703 Venice Blvd., Venice. $25 to $34. (310) 822-8392; pacificresidenttheatre.org Highs and Lows:“A Love Affair” @ Santa Monica Playhouse Jerry Mayer’s comedy examines the ups and downs of a 38-year marriage, from the successes and disappointments to the traumas, sex, children and everything else in between. Now playing at 7:30 p.m. Saturdays and 3:30 p.m. Sundays through March 25 at Santa Monica Playhouse, 1211 4th St., Santa Monica. $35. (310) 394-9779, ext. 1; santamonicaplayhouse.com


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Tuesday March 6th 2018 at 6:15PM Dr. Strangerlove I’m a 33-year-old woman. Though I don’t want a boyfriend right now, I have a strong sex drive and don’t want to go without sex. I’ve tried the hookup apps, but besides finding sleeping with strangers sexually unsatisfying, I’m always a little surprised at how emotionally empty I end up feeling. (It’s not like I want any of these guys to be a boyfriend.) — Hungry It’s possible for a woman to have an orgasm from hookup sex, just as it’s possible to spot a white rhino grazing on a roadway median in suburban Detroit. The reality is hookups tend to work best if you are a man or a trailer. Research by sociologist Elizabeth A. Armstrong and her colleagues finds that for women, hookup sex is particularly problematic in the orgasm-dispensing department. In first-time hookups, women they surveyed reported orgasms only 11% of the time — compared with 67% of the time from sex in a relationship. However, the more times

a woman had slept with her current hookup partner, the more likely she was to finish with screams of ecstasy — and not the ones that stand in for “You ‘bout done yet?” As for why you feel crappy after your latest Captain Hookup shinnies down the drainpipe, I’ve written before about how female emotions seem to have evolved to act as an alarm system against deficient male “investment.” They push women to crave emotional connection after sex, even when they went into it wanting nothing more than a little sexercise with some himbo. Pop the hood on the brain and you’ll see support for this notion. An analysis of findings from 24 brain imaging studies led psychiatrist Timm Poeppl and his colleagues to conclude that “sexual stimulation seems to activate key regions for emotional attachment and pair bonding more consistently in women than in men.” So, it isn’t exactly bizarre that you, as a woman, find hooking up with a stranger about

as emotionally and sexually satisfying as a fist bump. This doesn’t mean you have to rush a boyfriend into your life to have sex. You can eliminate some of the problems of hookup sex by finding a regular sex-quaintance — ideally, a guy friend who’s sweet and attractive but who falls steeply short of the qualifications you have for a romantic partner. (That way, you’ll be less likely to let any “activated” brain regions vault you into a relationship.) This is somebody you can gradually show around your body and train in the magic trick it takes for you to have an orgasm, as opposed to some single-serving Romeo who approaches your body like a burglar in a pitchblack china shop. And, finally, having at least friendly affection for somebody you sleep with should mean that sex leaves you feeling, if not loved, less like a rental car somebody just dropped off. “Note to person checking in this vehicle: Makes weird noises when cornering.”

Champagne and Suffering I’m a 30-year-old gay guy. I was laid off, and I’m freelancing crazy hours to try to pay my rent and bills. My best friend’s birthday was this past weekend and I did what I could timewise (and put a modest gift on my credit card), but he’s totally bent out of shape because he feels like I neglected him. He equates the attention you pay to his birthday with how much you care, which is so ridiculous. — Feeling Bad What kind of friend are you that you couldn’t, say, sell a kidney on the black market and buy the guy a proper gift? Yes, it seems you priori-

tized frivolities such as paying rent and keeping the lights on without needing to rig a treadmill for your dog to chase a piece of bacon on a string. Of course, putting your financial survival first doesn’t mean you’re a bad friend. The, uh, brat of honor probably just sees it that way because of what psychologists call “attribution bias.” This describes how we tend to be charitable in explaining our own errors and failings — excusing them as situational (the result of something that’s happened to us) — while attributing others’ to the sort of people they are (compassionless, birthdayhating monsters). Have a sit-down with your

friend and explain that you care deeply about him. (Review your history of showing this.) Emphasize that it was a lack of time and funding, not a lack of feeling, that kept you from, say, renting a sufficiently mansionesque bouncy house or hiring David Blaine to make balloon animals on his special day. Apply compassion. Recognize that there’s probably some woundyplace in him that makes him this way, basically expecting his birthday to be treated like some major national holiday. Okay, maybe the guy’s first name is Martin. But chances are the two that follow aren’t “Luther” and “King.””

Got a problem? Write to Amy Alkon at 171 Pier Ave, Ste. 280, Santa Monica, CA 90405, or email her at AdviceAmy@aol.com. ©2018, Amy Alkon, all rights reserved. Alkon’s latest book is “Unf*ckology: A Field Guide to Living with Guts and Confidence.” Follow @amyalkon on Twitter and visit blogtalkradio.com/amyalkon.

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6 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday. LMU’s School of Film & Television teams up with the Film, TV and Media Studies program to look at gender, sexuality and female representation in 1960s cinema. Professor Elena Gorfinkel discusses her new book “Lewd Looks: American Sexploitation Cinema in the 1960s” on Friday, and director Anna Biller screens her 35mm film “Viva” on Saturday. Mayer Theater at Loyola Marymount University, 1 LMU Drive, Westchester. Free. Search “Cinema on the Fringe” at eventbrite.com. SongWriter Soiree, 7 to 11:30 p.m. (Sign up at 6:30 p.m.) Show up and prove your talent, then stay to support your fellow singers and musicians during the open mic each Friday at UnUrban Coffee House, 3301 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica. $5 to participate. (310) 315-0056; unurban.com Tango Night, 8 p.m. Enjoy live music and tango lessons with Ilona Glinarsky. Doma Kitchen, Marina Marketplace, 4325 Glencoe Ave., #8, Marina del Rey. (310) 301-0582; livingtango.com

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Fireside Concert Series: Oopsadaises, 8 to 10 p.m. Singer-songwriter duo Julie Pusch and Astrid Vineyard perform with Vivek Maddala and Andy Meixner for a cozy evening of music in front of an open fire. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Miles Memorial Playhouse, 1130 Lincoln Blvd., Santa Monica. $5 to $10. milesplayhouse.org

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“Heidi” Screening, 8:15 p.m. Friday and 2:30 and 8:15 p.m. Saturday. Shirley Temple performs at her best as a feisty young invalid teaching a grumpy old man to open his heart again. Every show begins with pipe organ music, an audience sing-a-long and a comedy short followed by a 15-minute intermission and then the feature screens. Old Town Music Hall, 140 Richmond St., El Segundo. $10. (310) 322-2592; oldtownmusichall.org

Citizenship Class, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Learn the English, civics and history required to pass the United States citizen test. Plus learn financial literacy skills. Must have a green card. Mar Vista Branch Library, 12006 Venice Blvd., Mar Vista. Free; registration required. (310) 390-3454; lapl.org

DJ Jedi & Anthony Valadez Dance Party, 9 p.m. Deejays are on the decks spinning new and old soul, funk, blues, rock, hip-hop, beats, breaks and anything else that gets the dance floor going. Townhouse & Del Monte Speakeasy, 52 Windward Ave., Venice. No cover. (310) 392-4040; townhousevenice.com

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Andrew & Polly Mini-Concert, 10:30 a.m. Film composer Andrew and sound designer Polly write and perform friendly, engaging music with a folksy vocal harmony and cornucopia of acoustic instruments for children of all ages. Children’s Book World, 10580½ Pico Blvd., West L.A. (310) 559-2665; childrensbookworld.com “Mother Brace” Storytime, 11 a.m. The curmudgeonly bear Bruce likes to keep to himself. When Bruce’s goose eggs hatch, leaving him with four live goslings who believe he is their mother, he tries to get the geese to fly south. Activities follow the reading. Barnes & Noble, 13400 Maxella Ave., Marina del Rey. Free. (310) 306-3213; barnesandnoble.com Stenciling and Stamping, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Debra Disman teaches bookmaking skills while creating a gigantic group-created book with stencil and stamp techniques. Create a small stamped and stenciled takeaway card. Camera Obscura Art Lab, 1450 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica. Free. (310) 458-2239; smgov.net/camera

Dragon dancers help Santa Monica celebrate the Lunar New Year Dragon dancers, stilt walkers and more at Santa Monica Place Ring in the Year of the Dog this Saturday, when Santa Monica Place throws a festive Lunar New Year celebration from 2 to 6 p.m. Katherine Ho, a Season 10 contestant on the “The Voice,” emcees an eventful afternoon featuring stilt walkers, arts-and-crafts and classical Chinese folk music. A Korean fan dance happens at 2:30 p.m., followed by a traditional Chinese dragon dance at 3:30 p.m. A dough artist and balloon twister are on hand throughout the afternoon for

more cultural activities. Two wish trees decorate the indoor-outdoor shopping center. Attendees are invited to hang a wish when they make a $2 donation to the Chinese Students and Scholars Association at UCLA. —Christina Campodonico The Santa Monica Place Lunar New Year Celebration happens from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday (Feb. 17) at 395 Santa Monica Place, Santa Monica. Free. (310) 260-8333; santamonicaplace.com

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Bottomless Bagel Brunch, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Chef Zach and his crew have put together a bagel recipe to make your mouth water. Bagels baked hot and fresh right before you eat. Add on creamy spreads and delicious toppings, including Nova Scotia smoked salmon, for an unbeatable brunch. Location provided with ticket purchase. $35. eatfeastly.com Music by the Sea, 1 to 4 p.m. A scenic harbor view is the backdrop for an R&B concert by Blue Breeze. Fisherman’s Village, 13755 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey. (310) 301-9900; visitmarinadelrey.com History of Rock and Roll, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Musician David Winstone gives this lively presentation on the history of rock and roll, its origins before the Beatles and Elvis and its major turning points, using music to bring it all to life. Lloyd Taber-Marina del Rey Library, 4533 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey. Free. (310) 821-3415; colapublib.org Open Mic for Musicians, 2 p.m. Hang out with musicians, jam on stage and crack a cold one. Open to all. First come, first play. TRiP, 2101 Lincoln Blvd., Santa Monica. (310) 396-9010; tripsantamonica.com

Bagels don’t get any fresher than at Feastly’s pop-up Bottomless Bagel Brunch. SEE SATURDAY, FEB. 17. Poetry Slam 4: Who Do You Love? 2 p.m. Lovers of the spoken word recite an original poetic tribute to a person, place or thing whom they admire. Each poet gets three minutes to recite or rap an original poem or lyric. One poet from each age group receives a $25 Children’s Book World gift certificate and other participants receive a $5 gift certificate. Children’s Book World, 10580½ Pico Blvd., West L.A. Ages 7 to 14. Must sign up to perform. (310) 559-2665; cbwchildrensbooks@gmail.com Concert: Mrs. Murphy’s Chowder, 2 p.m. Playing Irish music from across the pond, Mrs. Murphy’s Chowder illustrates the influences of Celtic music on American country music, Irish-American popular music and Tin Pan Alley. El Segundo Public Library, 111 W. Mariposa Ave., El Segundo. Free. (310) 524-2728; eslib.org Collecting Black Dolls Storytime and Workshop, 2 to 3 p.m. Education Coordinator at The William Grant Still Arts Center Dale Guy Madison performs a reading of “Nilajah’s Dolls” followed by a workshop on doll collecting. Mar Vista Branch Library, 12006 Venice Blvd., Mar Vista. (310) 390-3454; lapl.org Art-Past-Present, 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 18. Artist, curator, writer and director of the artist-run Glendale gallery The Pit, Corrina Peipon, discusses how the past gives meaning to the present with artist Bari Ziperstein. Wende Museum, 10808 Culver Blvd., Culver City. (310) 216-1600; wendemuseum.org Delving into Rye: Sazerac, Manhattan, Boulevardier, 4 to 6:30 p.m. Bartender D Max Maxey explores several varieties of rye and three of the cocktail world’s most beloved libations. Drinks served with paired dishes and small bites. Cookdrop, 1046 Princeton Dr., Marina del Rey.

$135. (424) 289-8556; Cookdropkitchen.com Venice Art Crawl Fundraiser: Fall in Love with Art Again, 6 to 9 p.m. This special fundraiser dinner for the Venice Art Crawl is a romantic night of love and art at a super-secret special location with guest artists. $150; RSVP venicechamber.net “The Millionaires Unit” Screening, 7 p.m. Filmmakers Darroch Greer and Ron King present their documentary examining the lives and legacy of Yale students who helped set the stage for the creation of the U.S. Naval Air Reserve during World War I. Cocktail reception precedes the movie screening at 8 p.m. Museum of Flying, 3100 Airport Ave., Santa Monica. $25. (310) 398-2500; museumofflying.org Music Night with Foxtrails, 7 to 10 p.m. Local band Foxtrails blend analog and digital textures with their indie-inspired refrains and ambient instrumental sojourns in a sound motivated by nature. Late Sunday Afternoon, 1920 Lincoln Blvd., Venice. (310) 450-0290; facebook.com/ foxtrailsmusic For the Love of Filipino Food: Post Valentine’s Dinner, 7 to 10 p.m. Celebrate the month of love with a Filipino feast with fresh baked pandesal, beef cheek Kare-Kare and more. BYOB. Location provided with ticket purchase. $55. eatfeastly.com Nick Mancini 4tet, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Vibraphonist and composer Nick Mancini brings his quartet: Mancini (vibes and marimba), John Tegmeyer (clarinet), Jordan Richards (bass) and James Yoshizawa (percussion), playing originals and jazz standards. Doors open at 7 p.m. Sound Roads Music, 3017 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica. $15 to $20. Call (310) 433-5891 or visit eventbrite.com and search “Nick Mancini.”


ArgonautNews.com Nikki O’Neill, 8 p.m. Playa del Rey-based soul/Americana singersongwriter and guitarist Nikki O’Neill plays with her band at TRiP, 2101 Lincoln Blvd., Santa Monica. $10. (310) 396-9010; tripsantamonica.com

Vaudeville (1 to 4 p.m.) and Mews Small and Company (4 to 6 p.m.) precede the Screenwriting Tribe workshop Meetup group at UnUrban Coffee House, 3301 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica. (310) 315-0056; unurban.com

Symphony in C Major with trumpeter Marissa Benedict performing the Hummel Trumpet Concerto. Moss Theater, 3131 Olympic Blvd., Santa Monica. $10 to $30. orchestrasantamonica.org

Katalyst Jazz, 8 p.m. Inglewoodbased future funk, soul and jazz band Katalyst Collective brings their beats to the Del Monte Speakeasy, followed by DJ Canyon Cody spinning Latin, African, hip-hop, mashups and more at 9 p.m. DJ Shiva spins upstairs at 10 p.m. Townhouse & Del Monte Speakeasy, 52 Windward Ave., Venice. No cover. (310) 392-4040; townhousevenice.com

Orchestra Santa Monica Concert, 2:30 p.m. The program features Haydn’s Symphony No. 85 and Bizet’s

The Toledo Show, 9:30 p.m. This long-running cabaret show continues to shake up Sunday nights at

Fireside Concert Series: Natalie Jacob Jazz Band, 8 to 10 p.m. Natalie Jacob and her jazz band perform a night of cozy jazz. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Miles Memorial Playhouse, 1130 Lincoln Blvd., Santa Monica. $5 to $10. milesplayhouse.org Sofar Sounds: Culver City, 8:15 to 10:30 p.m. A carefully curated set of live music, kept secret until showtime, at a secret location in Culver City. Get instructions at sofarsounds.com Blowin’ Smoke Revue, 9:30 p.m. Featuring St. Louis-style rhythm and blues hotter than St. Louis BBQ, Larry “Fuzzy” Knight and the 11-piece Blowin’ Smoke Rhythm & Blues band perform music to make you get up and dance. Harvelle’s, 1432 4th St., Santa Monica. $12. (310) 395-1676; harvelles.com

Sunday, Feb. 18 Catty Wagon at Mar Vista Farmer’s Market, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Meet and play with kittens, fall in love and take one home. Mar Vista Farmers’ Market, 3826 Grand View Blvd., Mar Vista. facebook.com/AdoptNShop

Beethoven, Bagels & Banter, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Winner of the Carnegie Hall International American Music Violin Competition Robert Davidovici performs a classical selection along with guest musicians. Grab a freshly-made bagel and enjoy the show at The Broad Stage, 1310 11th St., Santa Monica. $50. (310) 434-3200; thebroadstage.org Music by the Sea, 1 to 4 p.m. A scenic harbor view is the backdrop for a salsa concert by the Susie Hansen Latin Band. Fisherman’s Village, 13755 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey. (310) 301-9900; visitmarinadelrey.com Music and Comedy at UnUrban, 1 to 7 p.m. Performances by Almost

Monday, Feb. 19

Mar Vista Library Movie Night, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Celebrate African American History Month with a screening of “Akeelah and the Bee,”

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Nina’s Tango Practica, 6 to 9 p.m. Each Monday night learn the art of tango and enjoy a tapas tasting menu. Grand Casino Bakery & Café, 3826 Main St., Culver City. $12.95. (310) 945-6099; grandcasinobakery.com Grand View Market Karaoke Night, 6 to 11 p.m. Prove your pipes with a wide selection of ’70s, ’80s and ’90s music Tuesday nights at Grand View Market, 12210 Venice Blvd., Mar Vista. No cover. (310) 390-7800; facebook.com/grandviewmarket Salsa Night, 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. World champion dance instructor Cristian Oviedo leads a beginner salsa class from 8 to 9 p.m. and a beginner bachata lesson from 9 to 10 p.m. followed by live music and social dancing until 2 a.m. West End, 1301 5th St., Santa Monica. $12. 21+. (310) 451-2221; facebook.com/westendsalsa Mahalo Mondays, 9 p.m. Alton Clemente, DJ Vinyl Don and Record Surplus take over the Townhouse with live entertainment, tiki cocktails, Hawaiian and Polynesian vinyl, plus special guests. Townhouse & Del Monte Speakeasy, 52 Windward Ave., Venice. No cover. (310) 392-4040; townhousevenice.com

Tuesday, Feb. 20 Westchester Senior Citizen Center Club, 9:30 to 11 a.m. Come for coffee, donuts and new friendships each Tuesday morning. The center also offers $1.75 daily lunch, special holiday luncheons and events, exercise classes, bingo, karaoke, card games, entertainment, birthday celebrations, movie Monday, special seminars, trips, tours and a garden club. $12 annual

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membership. laparks.org/scc/ westchester Visiting Artist Lecture Series: Amanda Hunt, 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Director of Education and Public Programs at MOCA Amanda Hunt speaks about her career and experience at The Forum at Otis College of Art and Design, 9045 Lincoln Blvd., Westchester. (310) 665-6800; otis.edu Sierra Club Airport Marina Group, 7 p.m. L.A. Audubon Outdoor Education Director Cindy Hardin talks about how a healthy ecosystem and food chains attract wildlife to the wetlands. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Burton Chace Park Community Room, 13650 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey. Free. (310) 437-3523 Los Angeles Civil War Roundtable, 7 p.m. Dr. Carole Morton presents “My Ancestor: An Andersonville Casualty,” highlighting the most infamous prison during the Civil War — Andersonville — and her ancestor, a young farmer and Union soldier Elbert Jones who died there. Villa Velletri Clubhouse, 4330 Glencoe Ave., Marina del Rey. RSVP to Frank at fsmitchll@aol.com; lacwrt.org Surfside Trivia Night, 9 to 11 p.m. Win prizes and impress your friends with your trivia skills. Happy hour drink prices all night. Surfside Venice, 23 Windward Ave., Venice. (424) 256-7894; surfsidevenice.com

Wednesday, Feb. 21

Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous, 7 to 8:30 a.m. A 12-step program for anyone struggling with their relationship with food. Unitarian Universalist Community Church, The Cottage, 1260 18th St., Santa Monica. Free. (310) 902-3040; foodaddicts.org

Venice artist Katlin Kirker exhibits paintings of endangered species and their celebrity advocates during a gala fundraiser on Sunday. SEE GALLERIES & MUSEUMS. Toastmasters Speakers by the Sea Club, 11 a.m. to noon. In this workshop to develop better presentation skills, Toastmasters present the fundamentals of public speaking in the relaxed, enjoyable atmosphere of a Toastmasters meeting. Pregerson Technical Facility, 12000 Vista del Mar, Conference Room 230A, Playa del Rey. (424) 625-3131; toastmastersspeakersbythesea@gmail.com Open Temple: Tea and Torah, 1 to 2 p.m. Enjoy tea with Rabbi Lori and special guests. Open Temple House, 1422 Electric Ave., Venice. opentemple.org Taking Stunning Pictures on and in the Water, 6 p.m. Bluewater Photo and Travel owner Scott Gietler provides instructions and tips on getting fantastic photographs. Presentation begins at 7 p.m. after a no-host happy hour and buffet dinner. California Yacht Club, 4469 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey. $28; reservations requested. (310) 823-4567; reservations@calyachtclub.net

An Elder Statesman of L.A. Jazz

Bobby Bradford is a living time capsule of the 1950s-’60s West Coast and free jazz scenes In many ways, jazz trumpeter Bobby Bradford came along at just the right time. In the late 1950s he learned the essence of “free jazz” from mentor Ornette Coleman, a leading innovator of the avant-garde approach. Also in his musical orbit were another free jazz legend, saxophonist John Coltrane, and two pioneers of West Coast, or “cool,” jazz: trumpeters Chet Baker and Miles Davis. Bradford, who teaches “The History of Jazz” at Pasadena City College, discusses his time with Coleman and the 1960s Los Angeles jazz scene on Saturday at Beyond Baroque, in conversation with American Book Award-winning poet Will Alexander.

Baroque Assistant Director Quentin Ring. At 81, Bradford is one of the few living connections to the legendary Coleman, who died in 2015. The improvised style created by Coleman and later mastered by Bradford and others shed what they considered to be the limitations of jazz, seeking a more spontaneous, untethered style of music. West Coast jazz, with its swing elements, often intersects with free jazz. — Gary Walker

Bobby Bradford is one of the few living connections to Ornette Coleman “The nucleus of the conversation we want to have is really about mining the wells of creativity in art, and that includes jazz and poetry,” said Beyond

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Bradford and Alexander speak at 8 p.m. Saturday (Feb. 17) at Beyond Baroque, 681 N. Venice Blvd., Venice. Tickets are $6 to $10. Call (310) 822-3006 or visit beyondbaroque.org.

Unkle Monkey Show, 6 to 9 p.m. Local favorites perform acoustic music and comedy each Wednesday in the Tiki Bar with special guest appearances including an Elvis impersonator. The Warehouse Restaurant, 4499 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey. No cover. (310) 823-5451; mdrwarehouse.com Meditations on Media, 6 to 9 p.m. Gerry Fialka’s stimulating soiree inventories the psychic effects of media on individuals and society, and muses on why they are ignored. Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice. Free. (310) 306-7330; laughtears.com Lodi in Los Angeles, 6 to 9:30 p.m. wineLA and LoCA showcase some of the best wines, wineries and winegrowers of Lodi with an assortment of food to complement. Marina City Club, 4333 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey. $59 to $99. (310) 578-4906; winela.com Rusty’s Rhythm Club Swing Dance, 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. Fresh Rhythm performs danceable 1930s to ’60s classics, from bossa nova to Sinatra to Elvis. A half-hour beginner swing dance class (no partner needed) starts at 7:30 p.m., followed by live and deejayed music. $15 cover, includes the class. Westchester Elks Lodge, 8025 W. Manchester Ave., Playa del Rey. (310) 606 5606; rustyfrank.com Grand View Market Open Mic Night, 7 p.m. Each Wednesday night, anyone can sign up to do a four-minute comedy set or perform two songs. Grand View Market, 12210 Venice Blvd., Mar Vista. (310) 390-7800 Pop Quiz Team Trivia, 8 p.m. Each Wednesday, take part in a friendly game of trivia while enjoying a burger and any of 20 beers on tap. Tompkins Square Bar & Grill, 8522 Lincoln Blvd., Westchester. No cover. (310) 670-1212; t2barandgrill.com Sofar Sounds: El Segundo, 8:15 to 10:30 p.m. A carefully curated set of live music, kept secret until showtime, at a secret location in El Segundo. Get instructions at sofarsounds.com Venice Underground Comedy and Bootleg Bombshells Burlesque, 9 and 11 p.m. Start the night with some of L.A.’s best comics, and finish it with a burlesque show featuring Bootleg Bombshells. The Townhouse & Del Monte Speakeasy, 52 Windward Ave.,

Venice. No cover. (310) 392-4040; townhousevenice.com

Thursday, Feb. 22 LAX Coastal Chamber Networking@Breakfast, 8 to 9:30 a.m. This networking event provides a chance for business leaders to mingle, network and learn about the local chamber over a hot breakfast at Melody Bar & Grill, 9132 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Westchester. $22 members; $35 non-members. (310) 645-5151; laxcoastal.com “Anna May Wong: In her own Words” Screening, 5:30 p.m. This PBS documentary explores pioneering Chinese-American actress Anna May Wong’s Hollywood career and her successful transition from silent films to “talkies” despite sexist and racist career constraints. Lloyd Taber-Marina del Rey Library, 4533 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey. Free. (310) 821-3415; colapublib.org Ukulele Jam Night, 7 to 9 p.m. Join this jam session of ukuleles. No experience necessary. Enjoy music and libations. South Coast Corinthian Yacht Club, 13723 Fiji Way, BU5, Marina del Rey. (310) 306-2787; facebook.com/ SCCYC Soundwaves Series: Andrew Raffo Dewar, 7:30 p.m. Saxophonist Dewar performs and discusses his composition “Anabolism,” composed for soprano saxophone and live biofeedback electronics, which monitor his brainwaves and muscle movements and send that data to a synthesizer. Santa Monica Public Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica. Free. (310) 458-8600; smpl.org

Galleries & Museums “Legendary, Masterful and Rare,” fundraising gala from 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 18. Venice artist Katlin Kirker presents 28 paintings featuring endangered species with the icons of entertainment, fashion and politics who champion them. Proceeds of this cocktail party and gala benefit the Saba Conservation Foundation. Edgemar Center for the Arts, 2437 Main St., Santa Monica. (310) 399-3666; edgemarcenter.org Send event information at least 10 days in advance to calendar @argonautnews.com.


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