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Bloomberg’s $1 million donation creates controversy in local school board election

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is the latest billionaire to contribute to an independent expenditure that is bankrolling LAUSD candidates, including Kate Anderson in District 4, who are more receptive to charter schools.

By Gary Walker Valentine’s Day brought more than candy and flowers for one incumbent and two challengers in the Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education elections. New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg gifted them with a $1 million donation to a group that is supporting them and a week after the largess became public, the contribution as well as the reasons behind it continue to reverberate on the Westside. The Coalition for School Reform, an organization that is backed by billionaires A. Jerrold Perenchio and Eli Broad, was the recipient of the donation but the candidates that the coalition supports, which include Mar Vista resident Kate Anderson, will be the beneficiaries. The group describes itself as “a group of parents, educators and business and nonprofit leaders dedicated to reforming and improving public schools in the Los Angeles Unified School

District.” Anderson is challenging incumbent school board member Steve Zimmer in LAUSD’s District 4, which includes schools in Mar Vista, Venice, Westchester, Del Rey and Hollywood. LAUSD School Board President Monica García and challengers Anderson and Antonio Sanchez are contenders who are considered more sympathetic to charter organizations and Perenchio, Broad and Bloomberg are staunch supporters of the charter movement, often described by supporters as school reform. “The mayor has said he’s going to support efforts and candidates around the country on the issues that he cares about and education reform is one of the issues at the top of that list,” Bloomberg press secretary Marc LaVorgna told another publication after the donation was announced. The coalition has spent more than a quarter of a million dollars on behalf of Anderson, who

Rep. Waters plans to ‘wait and see’ how community care ordinance is handled By Gary Walker

Rep. Maxine Waters (DWestchester) is encouraged that the Los Angeles City Council chose to postpone voting on a contentious ordinance after hearing from a housing official who informed them of the potential legal consequences if the proposed law were approved in its current form. Los Angeles Housing Director Mercedes Marquez, who worked in the Obama administration in the civil rights section of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, told the council at its Jan. 30 meeting that an ordinance that would outlaw community care facilities in most residential neighborhoods

could likely put the city in jeopardy of violating federal housing policy. In prior Argonaut stories, attorneys from various law firms who represent housing non-profits had raised the possibility of the ordinance violating federal housing laws. Councilman Mitchell Englander, who represents a large constituency in the San Fernando Valley, is the sponsor of the ordinance that would create new conditions and regulations for sober living residences, boarding houses and group homes. “I’m very happy that (the City Council) listened to the opposition to this ordinance and that they are now aware of what

HUD rules are,” Waters told The Argonaut. New Directions, a social service agency that provides housing and rehabilitation to homeless veterans, has three residences in Waters’ district that would be impacted by the ordinance: Keaveny House and Mitchell House in Mar Vista, where female veterans reside, and Chris’ Place in Del Rey. Englander submitted his proposal to his council colleagues after receiving complaints from constituents about boarding homes and sober living residences, which are home to recovering addicts, that were causing nuisances in their neighborhoods, including violating zoning and

parking regulations. Opponents of the ordinance counter that it is far too broad and would displace veterans, recovering substance abusers and those who choose to live together who may not be related. Waters says she is aware that there are situations where there are group homes and sober living facilities in residential neighborhoods that may be engaging in unlawful conduct, but she is also concerned about the possible dislodging of veterans and others who may not be able to easily find affordable housing. “We have a severe housing problem that needs to be addressed,” said the congresswom(Continued on page 7)

is a member of the Mar Vista Community Council, election reporting records show. “This is unprecedented,” Zimmer said in an interview days after Bloomberg’s contribution. “This is not the first time that someone has tried to buy a local school board election.” In 1999, Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan attempted to put his stamp on the school board by financially backing candidates of his choosing and was successful in helping to elect Genethia Hundley-Hayes and Caprice Young, both of whom were defeated in their reelection bids four years later. Zimmer said there is a stark distinction this time. “The biggest difference is in the balance of power and how brazen it is,” he explained. “In this scenario, they are looking to buy complete and total control of the system.” Ann Wexler, one of the cofounders of Westchester Secondary Charter School, is not sure (Continued on page 8)

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all four structures are installed, the revenue generated by these attractions could be in the millions annually. But what is the benefit to Venice Beach? The burden of increased visitation Re: “Zipline attraction gets approval for summer pilot project” (Argonaut, Feb. that will come with such attractions will fall on the shoulders of Venetians already 14). exhausted by the lack of parking and There seems to be a basic disconnect between the needs of Venice residents and maintenance that already exists at the boardwalk. What guarantee is there that the wants of the political status quo additional tourists will force the Los Andowntown. geles Department of Recreation and Parks While only one zipline was requested to maintain restroom facilities in a reby the vendor in question (Greenheart sponsible manner? Conservation Company) when presented But more importantly, why is someto the Venice Neighborhood Council, the California Coastal Commission approved thing so controversial getting the green the construction of four of these rides, ac- light in wake of Recreation and Parks’ inability to keep the boardwalk clean? Any cording to a recent article in the Los Angeles Times. At $20 per ride and assuming reasonable person can see the Venice VOL 43, NO 8 Local News & Culture

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Boardwalk has become an eyesore despite being a worldwide destination. At what point does Councilman Bill Rosendahl take responsibility for what is the mess at the beach? It is simply a false premise to contend Venice needs ziplines to have clean restrooms. I know of no destination public or private that needs private revenue to maintain restrooms in a park facility. This kind of warped thinking only demonstrates how truly broken city government has become, and until the voting public has had enough of such political nonsense, the situation at the Venice Boardwalk will only continue to flounder. To monetize public parks and destinations because tax dollars are being mismanaged or wasted is an issue not being addressed by Rosendahl or his staff. It’s just another example of a tone deaf city government that has lost touch with this neighborhood and in particular, the residents of Venice Beach. Nick Antonicello Venice Beach

many may welcome that release. They are important because of the work they do. Wetlands are the most biodiverse of all ecosystems. Estuaries are the spawning ground and nursery for myriad fish species. Seventy-five percent of commercial fish and shellfish need them in order to survive. We have already destroyed 90 percent of California’s coastal wetlands. That makes every remaining acre crucial to maintaining our marine life, our commercial fisheries, and thousands upon thousands of other animal and plant species that depend on them. The United Nations Millenium Ecosystem Assessment found that the environmental degradation of wetland systems is the worst of any ecosystem on Earth. A program to teach the importance of wetlands would be great in classrooms, but paving over recoverable wetland to teach us its value would be ironic, to say the least. David Ewing Venice

Around Venice..................................... 34 ‘Phony’ debate Misunderstanding the against wetlands center Classified.............................................. 35 importance of wetlands Re: “Ballona Wetlands: environmental The Annenberg Foundation’s generous revised to include nature center” Food & Drink: FIGTREE’S...................... 17 offer misunderstands the Ballona Wet- review (Argonaut, Feb. 14). lands’ importance. The Malibu Lagoon Restoration and It is not that the wetlands provide a Local News................................................. 10 Enhancement Project is finally healing place for people to learn about nature, alfrom a prolonged debate using phony inthat’s a worthy objective. It’s not Real Estate............................................ 19 though formation from phony “environmentalthat they provide the public with a little (Letters continued on page 6) This Week ...................................................... 12 respite from urban pressures, although

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ists” that profited hugely from the phony debate. I was there last Friday and it is coming along beautifully. Now some of these same phony environmentalists are attempting to stir up a phony debate for their own personal profit over Ballona Wetlands. Despite their claims, a cultural center that takes up at most six acres (1 percent) of a 600acre project area is not “paving paradise.” It is not “destroying the wetland.” It is not “reaping huge profits for developers.” Instead, it is using private donations to create a facility within the project area that allows people to enjoy, and learn from personal experiences, the largest coastal wetland in Los Angeles County. Matt Horns Los Angeles

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Re: “Former teacher seeks new job as District 11 councilman” (Argonaut, Feb. 14). I was disappointed to read Odysseus Bostick’s take on Los Angeles International Airport expansion and Venice homeless issues. First, Bostick stated that our council member has no influence over the outcome of LAX expansion, when in fact expansion can’t happen without the approval of the L.A. City Council. As anyone who reads this paper would know, Councilman Bill Rosendahl and chief of staff Mike Bonin have been lobbying their L.A. City Council colleagues for modernization and against expansion every step of the way. That Bostick doesn’t know the history or understand the process is very telling. As for my hometown of Venice, both Rosendahl and Bonin have worked closely with our neighborhoods to deal with the difficult issue of homelessness. There have been setbacks along the way, but also victories – not surprising considering the economy. If Bostick had come to any of our community meetings over the last eight years as we grappled with how to balance help for the homeless while keeping our neighborhoods safe, perhaps he would have known this. Marta Evry Venice

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Resident Sherri Akers submitted a resolution asking the local council to request that City Council hear “the entire scope of public sentiment on this ordinance.” The resolution also supported Rosendahl’s contention that the current proposed municipal law is far too broad. Board member Ken Alpern’s motion was closer to Englander’s ordinance. It focused largely on the need for oversight of “unregistered, unlicensed and unregulated facilities,” planning and zoning enforcement and keeping the definitions that the Rosendahl-(Richard) Alarcon amendment removed. Speakers like Brian Gordon, the former head of the Mar Vista Neighborhood Association, viewed the ordinance in terms of zoning and land use. He said residences that cater to those who are recovering from addictions and similar facilities have often created zoning and parking difficulties for their neighbors. “We all understand the value of having community care facilities in our neighborhoods,” Gordon said. “But we need to have some regulations that we can all live with.” New Directions Director of Housing Gigi Szabo said the proposed ordinance would disrupt the lives of the organization’s patients if approved. “(The ordinance) would deem Keaveny House illegal, even though it has never had any complaints,” she told the community council. “We need an ordinance that distinguishes between an illegal boarding house and a well-run program.” The community council settled on hosting a community workshop “to explore pros and cons of proposed resolutions and calls for the City Council to authorize, pursuant to Section 908 of the (city) charter, neighborhood councils to hold citywide public hearings.” Waters says she recognizes the need for local governments to address residents’ concerns, but especially when housing is involved, they must be extra careful. “If this is an overreach, it will not be done and it will not stand,” the congresswoman asserted. The council committee is expected to present its report to the City Council in May. Frank Mateljan, a spokesman for City Attorney Carmen Trutanich, did not return calls for comment. §

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Mixed reaction follows $1 million contribution to school board race (Continued from cover) that the Bloomberg donation represents a new trend in local politics, with independent expenditure campaigns being funded by wealthy individuals that in turn back the candidates of their choice. “I’m not sure this represents a trend. I think it’s more a testament to what (LAUSD Superintendent John) Deasy has accomplished and how he is viewed on the national stage,” said Wexler, who lives in Westchester. But Kristen Duerr, the president of the Venice High School Parent-Teacher-Student Association, was not as certain. “This money machine will set a precedent and the effects (will be) devastating, negating the power and efforts of local stakeholders like myself,” she predicted. Duerr, who taught at Beethoven Elementary School in Mar Vista and directs an annual December holiday play there, is worried that those with immense wealth with few or no ties to local schools could soon wield great influence due in large part to the size of their checkbooks. “I am a neighborhood stakeholder. It’s easy for people who haven’t been in the trenches of

our local schools to think they know what has to be fixed,” she said. “They should ask people like me and the parents I know who spend their every waking moments working towards the betterment of their public school.” Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa reportedly brokered the donation to the coalition funded by Broad. Anderson’s campaign did not respond directly to a question about Bloomberg’s largess to an organization that is supporting her campaign. “We are focused on running our own grassroots campaign. We are out talking to voters and fundraising for our campaign. We are happy that the civic community has come together and highlighted the importance of high quality public education,” wrote Anderson’s campaign manager, Madeline Moore, in response to questions regarding how they think the race could be affected by the donation. Charters have exploded across the educational landscape over the last several years and Los Angeles is considered ground zero in an escalating competition between for-profit operators, nonprofit groups and proponents of traditional neigh-

borhood schools, which due to colocations, are in many cases required to share their campuses with charter schools. Colocation is a situation that has created animosity at some District 4 campuses. Proposition 39, a 2000 ballot initiative, gave charter organizations the right to petition for space and facilities on traditional school campuses where such space exists and where classrooms are considered underutilized or vacant. School districts tender offers to charters at schools where these classrooms exist and charters then decide whether to accept or deny them. Charter school proponents rally under the banner of school choice and have pushed LAUSD to create more of these institutions through approving their applications, offering new schools to charter operators through the Public School Initiative or through colocation. Traditional school advocates say their children are being sacrificed at the altar of choice and that the district unfairly allocates fewer resources to neighborhood schools and more to charters. Wexler noted that unions can also spend unlimited funds on their candidates. “This kind of money has al-

DEALMAKER- Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, shown here at a 2009 Venice event, helped broker New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s $1 million gift to an independent expenditure.

LAUSD SUPERINTENDENT JOHN DEASY is respected by charter advocates but others feel he has put the district on a path to “privatize” public education.

ways been there for candidates more aligned with the teachers union, so it just makes for a more even playing field,” she said. United Teachers Los Angeles, LAUSD’s largest union, the Los Angeles County Democratic Party and the Service Employees International Union support Zimmer. The incumbent feels that this will not be the last time that a millionaire or a group of wellheeled individuals will try to in-

fluence the outcome of an election, even at the local level. “I suspect that this will continue over the next couple of weeks,” Zimmer said. “I think there will be more folks who will join these millionaires in trying to buy the election. “School board elections should not be for sale,” he concluded. Villaraigosa’s office did not return phone calls for comment. §

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✩✩ Candidate Profile ✩✩

Mike Bonin looks to be the public face of District 11

MIKE BONIN leads all of the candidates vying for the District 11 City Council seat in fundraising and endorsements.

By Gary Walker Working for a legislator is one thing, but running for office yourself is quite another. Mike Bonin is learning that on the campaign trail as he goes from one community to another in his quest to succeed his boss, Councilman Bill Rosendahl, in representing District 11 on the Los Angeles City Council next month. Other challengers for Rosendahl’s seat in the March 5 primary include former teacher Odysseus Bostick, city attorney Tina Hess and community advocate Frederick Sutton. Bonin has worked under two members of the Los Angeles City Council and a former Unit-

ed States congresswoman as chief of staff and as a field deputy. He believes that his experience at different levels of government gives him an understanding of how those in public service can improve the lives of their constituents, and now he is taking his maiden voyage into electoral politics himself for the first time as a candidate. He had planned to continue working with his boss again at City Hall through the next election when Rosendahl revealed late last year that he was ill with cancer of the ureter and would not be seeking a third term. The councilman then tapped Bonin as his preferred successor. “I never grew up wanting to

do this. I always wanted to be a reporter,” Bonin began on a recent day in Mar Vista at his campaign office. It was during his tenure reporting on corruption in local government in Compton nearly 20 years ago that Bonin decided a career change was in order. “I felt a call to public service after watching so many good people in Compton with a government that had failed them,” Bonin recalled. His first job was working with former Councilwoman Ruth Galanter as legislative deputy, district director, and deputy chief of staff. “Mike Bonin knows this district and has a history of fighting for it and delivering for it,” Galanter said. “He sees public service as a mission, and he approaches it with heart, energy and passion.” Bonin has racked up a slew of endorsements, from labor to businesses leaders, including Steve Soboroff, the former president of Playa Capital. Soboroff’s support is significant due to the fact that Rosendahl butted heads with Playa Vista officials over their second stage of development, which he voted against in 2010. As Rosendahl’s chief of staff, Bonin has been involved at some level of the district’s most important – and often – controversial topics. Some of Bonin’s opponents have stated that the council office has failed Venice residents on the matter of homelessness. Bostick accuses Rosendahl, and by extension Bonin, of “dropping the ball” after implementing the “Roadmap to Housing” initiative, an effort by Rosendahl to move homeless individuals and families living in RVs to temporary and eventually permanent

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housing. “Through the ‘Roadmap to Housing,’ we have placed over 100 people from Venice and Westchester in temporary and permanent housing and several more who were living in their vehicles,” Bonin countered. The community care facilities ordinance is another hot-button topic that has generated a great deal of heat and one that the next person to represent District 11 could vote on later this year. The ordinance would prohibit sober living homes in residential areas. But a former Department of Housing and Urban Development official told the City Council last month that the proposed ordinance could violate federal housing laws. Bonin is clear on how he would vote on the proposal if it were to come before the council and he were elected. “I could not in good conscience vote for something that could be unconstitutional,” the candidate said. Not surprisingly, Bonin does not support the position of Los Angeles World Airports and the LAX Coastal Chamber of Commerce regarding moving the northernmost runway of Los Angeles International Airport 260 feet towards Westchester and Playa del Rey, a position that Rosendahl has long held. Hundreds of residents in both communities have also spoken against moving the runway and in favor of another alternative, which improves the infrastructure around the runway and nearby Westchester. Bonin says that despite what some of his detractors say, he has been heavily involved on airport matters since Rosendahl was elected in 2005. “I was in the meetings where the city settled lawsuits that

would have cost the taxpayers millions of dollars in 2005,” the councilman’s chief of staff said. One of his ideas for reducing overtime costs for police officers is by using technology. Bonin said he would recommend giving police officers in the field iPads where they could file reports onsite, and this would reduce the time spent writing field reports at the precinct. Galanter remembers Bonin as a member of her staff who not only wanted to learn the inner workings of government but also as someone who wanted to work directly in the neighborhoods. “Mike had worked for me for about a year when he came into my office, sat down and said ‘I want you to send me out to the district so I can make things happen,’” recalled the former councilwoman, now a professor at Loyola Marymount University. “And whether it was renovating Venice Beach, creating anticrime programs, or cleaning up Santa Monica Bay, Mike made things happen. He is a passionate advocate for our neighborhoods.” Bonin said he hopes to incorporate a little of what he has learned from the three legislators with whom he has worked and hopes to be seen as a public figure that is accessible like Rosendahl, who is well known throughout the district for his weekend visits to community gatherings and holding office hours for constituents during the week. “He’s created a level of visibility and access, and it’s a high bar to reach,” Bonin admitted. “I hope to continue that aspect as well as all of the good work that we’ve done in District 11, but I want to do it with my own style.” §

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Frederick Sutton pushes ‘hometown candidate’ status in campaign for 11th Council District By Vince Echavaria Having spent the majority of his life as a Westsider, Frederick Sutton believes he has the unique perspective to know how to tackle the diverse issues facing local communities. Sutton, a West Los Angeles resident who attended schools in Pacific Palisades and Brentwood as a youth, returned to the Westside after graduating from the University of Arizona and later studying foreign policy at American University in Washington, D.C., where he worked for the speaker of the House of Representatives. When settling again in his home town, Sutton said he began to notice a variety of changes since the days he was growing up that were impacting local neighborhoods. He felt that the quality of life in Los Angeles was slowly deteriorating, infrastructure is falling apart and opportunity is leaving, and he wanted to do something about that. Hoping to be a part of the solution to fix such problems, Sutton is seeking the Los Angeles City Council 11th District seat currently represented by Councilman Bill Rosendahl in the March 5 municipal primary. He is vying to represent the coastal district against challengers Tina Hess, Odysseus Bostick and Rosendahl’s chief of staff, Mike Bonin. “To represent my home district would be the greatest honor to carry on the tradition of representative government,” said Sutton, who is identified as a community advocate on the ballot. Prior to initiating his campaign, Sutton worked in corporate real estate and local office leasing. He was the youngest serving member on the city attorney’s transition staff in 2009 and is a former member of the West Los Angeles Neighborhood Council. Sutton touts that he knows the district “intimately” as a longtime resident, and he believes it will take someone with fresh ideas to be able to take on the wide range of challenges facing Westside communities. “Given that life experience here combined with my business background and community involvement allows me to bring different and new ideas to the table, as well as fresh perspective,” Sutton said. “I’m running to introduce what I believe are common sense and fresh ideas into the council chamber, on everything from sidewalks to balancing the budget.” As an example, Sutton noted that a city report stated that it would cost millions of dollars for the city to track all of the areas where there are problematic sidewalks. Sutton said he would pledge to donate 20 percent of his salary as a councilman toward sidewalk repair, calling for residents, neighborhood groups and volunteers to get involved and use available tech-

nology to identify sidewalks in need of repair using far less money. “We have these problems with our services so we need to start thinking outside of the box,” he said. The five key areas Sutton said he would focus on as the next council representative include changing the political culture in City Hall, restoring core services – infrastructure and public safety, improving quality of life, serious budget reform, and bringing jobs back to Los Angeles. Sutton noted that many council seats are being sought by elected officials or political aides, but he believes the best way to introduce innovative solutions to problems is to have a representative that is not tied to special interests. As a way to address one of the district’s primary challenges of traffic, Sutton proposes to assign a traffic engineer on staff who will work solely on local traffic mitigation issues. Other solutions could include exploring traffic signal synchronization and one-way boulevards, he said. Unauthorized Reproduction Strictly Prohibited! Sutton said he supports updating Per your chrisad working agreement & U.S., copyright law 17 U.S.C., Sec 101, et seq., the copy, and modernizing Los Angeles Internaoffers, colors, designs & all other elements displayed on the attached advertising are only for the tional Airport, including bringing light FRED SUTTON, use of chrisad clients in good standing. Reproduction by any entity other than chrisad or chrisad who grew up in the West Los Angeles area, believes he can bring inauthorized agents is strictly prohibited & in violation of U.S., copyright law 17 U.S.C., Sec 101, rail into the airport. In regards to the novative ideasettoseq., address 11th Council District communities. & will beproblems aggressivelyfacing prosecuted. controversial plan for separating the LAX north runways by 260 feet, which has been strongly opposed by Westchester-Playa del Rey residents, Sutton opposes relocating the northernmost runway and believes a plan can be considered that accommodates the airport’s safety concerns while protecting residents. Stressing that the local councilperson has only one vote, Sutton says the General Dentistry Computer Assisted Dental representative needs to raise aware(Technology oriented) ness of the community concerns to Implant Placements other parts of the city. (Increased precision & success rate) Free 1st “The big thing is raising awareness to everyone on the council and every3-Dimensional(CT) Gum Disease Therapy one in the city of what we know in (Laser & tray system) Digital X-Rays our backyard,” he said. “Ultimately, if it goes through despite the protests, (6X less radiation & Cosmetic Dentistry you have to have built-in assurances more accurate diagnosis) that any way possible there’s not • Veneers & Crowns at $350 & up going to be any taking of private • Implants $758 & up Geneva Dentures land.” Sutton believes Rosendahl’s office has tried everything at its disposal to 4560 Admiralty Way, Suite 350 address the problems of homelessness, and the candidate would look to focus Marina del Rey, CA 90292 on getting non-profits to work in partWe cordially invite you to call nership with the city to provide housing and resources for the homeless. The four 11th District candidates may have many of the same goals but www.RositaTanDental.com they also have different focuses moving forward, said Sutton, who will look to continue some effective programs from Rosendahl’s terms. “I want to expand on the good and start to change the focus where it’s lacking to where I believe it primarily needs to be right now,” he said. §

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New West Symphony to Jay Mark Johnson photographs to be on hold fourth Masterpiece view at William Turner Gallery The William Turner Gallery depicting the migrations of peo- manner in which people perceive Series concert at and interact with the world, a in Santa Monica will present No ple and their vehicles across atSuch Place, an exhibit of photo- tenuated landscapes and saturat- gallery spokesperson said. Barnum Hall “We surround ourselves with graphs by Jay Mark Johnson, be- ed terrains. ginning Saturday, Feb. 23 through March 30. An opening reception is scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 23 at the gallery at Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Ave. E1, Santa Monica. Johnson will be exhibiting his timeline photographs from around the globe. Featured in the show are color photographs, including a 30-foot-long triptych,

Such locations include the dockyards of Singapore and the rice paddies of Cambodia to the dairy farms of Australia and the populated centers of Rome, Prague, Hamburg, Hong Kong and Los Angeles. Johnson’s images explore people’s obsession with technology and how the use of these machines not only dominates the environment, but fashions the

machines. They shape our existence, and with them, our thoughts. We travel in cars, trains and planes, and encapsulated in tiny vessels, isolated from the outside world. And the faster we race across the landscape, the more it becomes a blur,” says Johnson, a 30-year photographer. Information, (310) 453-0909, or www.williamturnergallery. com.

Exhibit of original protest posters to open at Arena 1 gallery in Santa Monica

VIOLINIST Rachel Barton Pine, a Chicago native, will have her debut with the New West Symphony in the fourth Masterpiece Series concert of the season at Santa Monica High School’s Barnum Hall Sunday, Feb. 24.

Violinist Rachel Barton Pine will make her New West Symphony debut in the fourth Masterpiece Series concert of the 2012-13 season at 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24 at Santa Monica High School’s Barnum Hall, 601 Pico Blvd. in Santa Monica. Pine will play Piotr Ilyich Tchiakovsky’s Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D Major, Opus 35 for the symphony. A Chicago native, Pine began violin studies at age three and made her professional debut four years later with the Chicago String Ensemble. Her earliest appearances with the Chicago Symphony (at ages 10 and 15) were broadcast on television. She has since gone on to perform with major orchestras and in recital around the world, said John Baldon of New West Symphony.

“She has recorded extensively on the Cedille, Warner Classics and Dorian labels, and her diverse musical interests range from the Baroque with her Trio Settecento to heavy metal with her doom/trash metal band Earthen Grave,” Baldon said. The program also includes Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3 in E-flat Major, Opus 55 (Eroica). Founding music director and conductor laureate Boris Brott will conduct the performance. Tickets are priced from $25 to $98 and are available by phone and at the New West Symphony office. Student rush tickets priced at $10 are available at the box office beginning 30 minutes prior the performance. Information, (866) 776-8400, or, www.newestsymphony.org.

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Arena 1 gallery, a project of Santa Monica Art Studios, is presenting Decade of Dissent: Democracy in Action, 1965 – 1975, an exhibition featuring original protest posters, beginning Saturday, Feb. 23 through March 23. An opening reception is scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 23 at the gallery, 3026 Airport Ave. in Santa Monica. The protest works featured in the exhibit reveal the persuasive power of art to inspire ideals of democracy, a gallery spokesperson said. The often confrontational works aim to call attention to critical social movements that were shaped by the principles, rights, and individual liberties expressed by the Declaration of

Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights, the gallery spokesperson said. Spotlighting California activism around diverse causes, including peace, ecology, labor and civil rights, the exhibition showcases iconic images and slogans that served as vehicles for social change, according to the gallery. Decade of Dissent is organized by the Center for the Study of Political Graphics, considered the largest repository of postWorld War II historical posters in the nation. Arena 1 gallery hours are noon to 6 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays. Information, www.arena1gallery.com.

ORIGINAL PROTEST ARTWORKS such as this (above) will be showcased in the Decade of Dissent exhibit at the Arena 1 gallery in Santa Monica.

Santa Monica Museum of Art to host conversation on aging process The Santa Monica Museum of Art will continue its “Collection of Ideas” lecture series with “You Haven’t Lived Until You Die: Perspectives on the End of Life,” a conversation about aging gracefully and dying with aplomb, from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26. The discussion gathers artists and professionals who have been engaged with the process of aging and death. Among those scheduled to attend are Tim Tattu, artist and registered nurse of Oncology-Palliative Care at CedarsSinai Medical Center; Dr. Glen Komatsu, chief medical officer of Providence TrinityCare Hospice; and Rie Norregaard, founder and

CEO of Omhu, a design company that creates products to support people’s changing abilities throughout life. “You Haven’t Lived Until You Die is a conversation about dying as an inevitable part of life,” said museum representative Beth Laski. “The conversation will reflect on American cultural attitudes and artists’ perspectives toward aging and the process of dying.” Tattu, a Los Angeles County native who began his career as an artist, will moderate the conversation. “Our museum is an ideal setting for conversations about aging and dying,” says Asuka Hisa, mu-

seum director of education and public programs and the architect of You Haven’t Lived Until You Die. “Throughout history, art has revealed essential truths about life and death. This program addresses te subject candidly and thoughtfully, guided by the insights of those who work with the aging and dying every day.” The event is open to the public. Tickets are $10, and free for museum. Seating is limited. Tickets are available at the door. The Santa Monica Museum of Art is at Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Ave. G1, Santa Monica. Information, (310) 586-6488, or www.smmoa.org.

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THE BROAD STAGE — presents MARINA CITY CLUB — free Films4Change:The Invisible War, the 2013 Academy Award nominee for best documentary feature, an investigative film that breaks the story of the epidemic of rape going on within the U.S. military today, follows six young servicewomen who were raped and betrayed by their own officers, take their cause to Washington to confront the Pentagon, meet filmmakers Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering and subjects for in-depth panel discussion after screening, Santa Monica College Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th St., Santa Monica, (310) 434-3200, http://thebroadstage.com.

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HARVELLE’S — presents Harlow Gold Show, 10 p.m., doors open 8 p.m., tickets online, 1432 Fourth St., Santa Monica, (310) 395-1676, http://santamonica.harvelles.com.

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tribute band with rock goddesses uniting in support of women and children, proceeds from event donated to nonprofit Center for Assault Treatment Services for women and children, every nine seconds a woman in the U.S. is sexually assaulted or beaten, one out of every four girls and one out of every six boys are sexually abused by the time they are 18, bands include Lady Zep, Allison Chains, Lynette Skynyrd, live-stream on the Internet, 7:30 p.m., $20 suggested donation at door, Dakota Music Lounge, 1026 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, www.ShockboxTV.com.

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Landed,” features recent students of Oxnard College representing the most promising talents from the past five years, with most of the artists relocating to the Los Angeles area, opening reception 8 – 10 p.m., 1639 18 St., Santa Monica, (310) 4533711, http://18thstreet.org.

ARENA 1 GALLERY — presents Decade of Dissent: Democracy in Action, 1965 – 1975, exhibition, opening reception 6 – 8 p.m,, features original protest posters that reveal the persuasive power of art to inspire ideals of democracy, spotlights California activism around diverse causes, including peace, ecology, labor and civil rights, organized by Center for the Study of Political Graphics, the largest repository of post-World War II historical posters in the nation, Santa Monica Art Studios, 3026 Airport Ave., Santa Monica, www.arena1gallery.com.

saurs come to life in fun, educational display for audiences of all ages, allows interaction for kids, adults, as they travel with Erth’s multi-faceted performers on a journey through prehistoric ages, opportunity to feed, water, care for prehistoric marvels, three showings, 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 4 p.m., tickets, premier, $30, A tickets, $25, B tickets, $15, The Broad Stage, Santa Monica College Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th St., Santa Monica, (310) 434-3200, http://the18TH STREET ARTS CENTER broadstage.com. — presents Born to Curate, with JACARANDA — presents The Ivan Argote and Pauline Bastard, Scandals of 1912-13, with mezzo Paris artists in first Los Angeles soprano Julia Migenes, star of con- exhibition and performance, guestcert and opera stage, musicians per- curated by Isabelle Le Normand, the form Webern, Berg, and Schoenberg artists have collaborated over seven

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Sunday Services at 1:00 pm

“Strong in Pieces,” by sculptor/ceramicist Joseph Umali Fernandez, Trunk Gallery, Mar Vista. years, work relies on public/community participation, 6 – 8 p.m., opening reception, 8 – 10 p.m., 1639 18th St., Santa Monica, www.18thstreet.org.

MAR VISTA BRANCH LIBRARY — presents “Afternoon

with a President: T. Roosevelt,” 2 p.m., 12006 Venice Blvd., Mar Vista, (310) 390-3454, www.lapl.org.

TRiP — presents Hunter Green,

Gone by Sunrise, JBJ, BIKOS, 8 p.m., free, no cover, kitchen open from 11 a.m. - 1 a.m. daily, 2101 Lincoln Blvd., Santa Monica, (310) 396-9010, www.tripsantamonica. com.

TRiP — presents Dirty Little Secrets Rock n’ Roll Burlesque, with musical guests The Saint James Band, and Teenage Frames, 8 p.m., free, no cover, kitchen open from 11 a.m. - 1 a.m. daily, 2101 Lincoln Blvd., Santa BEYOND BAROQUE — presents Monica, (310) 396-9010, www.trip“Beyond Music: Ulrich Krieger,” santamonica.com. new solo music for saxophone, West Coast premiere of Fathom, for con- CANTALINI’S SALERNO trabass clarinet, two electric guitars BEACH RESTAURANT — live in just intonation and percussion, music with Tom Marion, 6:30 – 9:30 performed by Max Kutner, Antony p.m., 193 Culver Blvd. (cross street Digennaro, Joshua Carro, 8:30 p.m., Vista del Mar), Playa del Rey, (310) special admission, $20, students/ 821-0018, www.cantalinis.com. seniors/children $10, members $5, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, (310) 822- FREE OUTDOOR CONCERTS 3006, www.beyondbaroque.org. — music by the sea, Jimi Nelson &

& The Bodacious Blues Band, 1 – 4 p.m., two hours free parking with validation, Fisherman’s Village, 13755 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey.

The Drifting Cowboys, 1 – 4 p.m.,

O’BRIEN’S PUB — presents HARVELLE’S — presents Blowin’ two hours free parking with vali-

Smoke and the Fabulous Smokettes dation, Fisherman’s Village, 13755 Show, 9:30 p.m., doors open 8 p.m., Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey. tickets online, 1432 Fourth St., Santa Monica, (310) 395-1676, http://san- HARVELLE’S — presents The tamonica.harvelles.com. Toledo Show, 9:30 p.m., doors open 8 p.m., tickets online, 1432 Fourth FREE OUTDOOR CONCERTS St., Santa Monica, (310) 395-1676, — music by the sea, Jimbo Ross http://santamonica.harvelles.com. Valentine’s after-party, live music by the Paul Chesne Band, no cover, 21 and over, 10 p.m. – 1:30 a.m., 2941 Main St., Santa Monica, (310) 3964725, www.obriensonmain.com.

Sunday, 2/24

Thinking about Marriage? Join a class for pre-engaged, engaged & newly married! Sundays 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. • April 7 - May 19 MEETING AT THE

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3838 S. Centinela Av., L.A. 90066 Corner of Centinela & Venice Bl. Establish solid foundations on which to build your future! Led by a pastor and licensed marriage & family therapist, this interactive class will help you prepare for the practical challenges involved with unspoken expectations, communication, handling conflict, decision making, finances, spirituality, and sexual intimacy. “Great class... it brought a lot of closeness and confidence between us.” - Claudia B.

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Cost: $120 per couple (incl. 3 books and 2 notebooks) plus $30 for a customized couple’s strengths & growth areas assessment

Community Calendar ter, YMCA Annex, 8015 Sepulveda Blvd., Westchester, Information, Mary Sage, (310) 397-3967.

VENICE-ABBOT KINNEY MEMORIAL BRANCH LIBRARY — presents three events,

adult yoga, bring a mat, get ready to breathe, one hour of Hatha yoga, open to all levels, 10:15 a.m., Toddler Storytime, stories, songs, fingerplays for newborns to 3-year-olds, 11:30 a.m., also Teen Council, get involved in your library, earn community service hours, pizza served, 4 p.m., 501 S. Venice Blvd., Venice (310) 821-1769.

TRiP — presents Professor Gall’s HARVELLE’S — presents House Junkyard Jazz Show, TRiP Tease Burlesque, 9 p.m., free, no cover, kitchen open from 11 a.m. - 1 a.m. daily, 2101 Lincoln Blvd., Santa Monica, (310) 396-9010, www.tripsantamonica.com.

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

How to get a calendar listing:

To have a local event placed in the weekly calendar please provide the time, place, admission cost and a brief description, along with contact information, and submit at least 10 days prior to the event to calendar@argonautnews.com

“Strong in Pieces,” by sculptor/ceramicist Joseph Umali Fernandez, Trunk Gallery, Mar Vista.

Monday, 2/25

Council, 6:30 p.m., 12006 Venice Blvd., Mar Vista, (310) 390-3454, www.lapl.org.

VENICE-ABBOT KINNEY HARVELLE’S — presents “Service MEMORIAL BRANCH Your Soul,” hosted by Hunter and LIBRARY — Student Homework the Dirty Jacks Show, 9:30 p.m., Zone, (Monday through Thursday), 2:30 – 5:30 p.m., library offers a dedicated space, essential supplies, equipment, resources, trained computer aide to assist students grades 4 -12, free printing, 501 S. Venice Blvd., Venice (310) 821-1769.

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

TRiP — presents Dominic James,

The Shady Rest Band, The Walking Faces, Run Downhill, 8 p.m., free, no TRiP — presents Carla Bean, cover, kitchen open from 11 a.m. - 1 Goldilocks Planet, special guests, 8 a.m. daily, 2101 Lincoln Blvd., Santa p.m., free, no cover, kitchen open Monica, (310) 396-9010, www.tripfrom 11 a.m. - 1 a.m. daily, 2101 santamonica.com. Lincoln Blvd., Santa Monica, (310) 396-9010, www.tripsantamonica. OPEN MIC & STAND-UP com. COMEDY SHOW — emceed by comic and magician Phil Van Tee, HARVELLE’S — presents double 7 – 9:45 p.m., Warehouse Restaurant, header, Johnny Stachela and Duane 4499 Admiralty Way, Marina del Betts Show, 9:30 p.m., doors open Rey, Information, Vicky, (310) 8838 p.m., tickets online, 1432 Fourth 4177, www.comicsonthespot.com. St., Santa Monica, (310) 395-1676, http://santamonica.harvelles.com.

Tuesday, 2/26

WHEN IT COMES TO SURGERY, WHAT’S RIGHT FOR YOU? Just about everyone will find themselves in need of surgery at some point in their lifetime. Thanks to seemingly nonstop advancements in minimally invasive surgical techniques and technology, today’s patient has countless options. But how do you know what’s best for you? Please join us for a free educational event to learn about the latest in robotic-assisted surgery, conditions treated, and how to choose an experienced surgeon. Attendees also will receive a Dr. Marcus free consultation with Dr. Marcus to discuss their surgical needs and options.

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Presented by Marina Del Rey Hospital and Dr. Daniel Marcus. Seating is limited, so please contact (310) 305-1813 to register. Dr. Daniel Marcus practices general and minimally invasive surgery, with an office serving Marina del Rey and surrounding communities.

Wednesday, 2/27

MAR VISTA BRANCH VENICE-ABBOT KINNEY LIBRARY — presents Toddler/ MEMORIAL BRANCH Preschool Story time, 11 a.m., and LIBRARY — Book Club, joins us Computer: Catalog, 2 p.m., 12006

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Venice Blvd., Mar Vista, (310) 3903454, www.lapl.org.

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Figtree’s

429 Ocean Front Walk Venice. 310-392-4937. I am amused by small mysteries, like the bend where a road once went around something, or the half-visible name chiseled in the granite of an old building. Each reminds me of the puzzles that are all around me, waiting to be explored, perhaps even solved. Which was why I had to ask my server at Figtree’s Café in Venice how the place got its name. There were no actual fig trees visible, though one was painted on a wall, and none of the menu items contained figs. Could the place have been founded by someone named Figtree, perhaps? Unfortunately, nobody who now works there knows the reason for the name – since the place opened in the 1970s and has changed hands many times, the history is lost. If I get very energetic, I may look up old ads and reviews to see if I can find a clue – but until then, I’ll be quite happy just dining there. The beachfront café offers ample opportunities for people-watching, and good things to eat while you do it. The very best time to do this is happy hour, which for most people is at the end of the workday, but is at the beginning here. If you arrive between 8 and 9 a.m., everything is half price,

and since the prices are moderate in the first place, this is a screamin’ deal. I dropped in with a thrifty friend to find Figtree’s about half full but already interesting – people of various ages and demographics rubbed shoulders and enjoyed a cool but sunny day on the terrace. (There is an indoor dining area, but I have never experienced it – it would have to be mighty cold for me to forsake the beach view.) I was attracted to the cornmeal pancakes until I noticed the eggs bandelier – poached eggs on those same pancakes with black bean chili, roasted peppers, feta cheese, salsa and greens. This put a whole bunch of things I liked on the same plate, and though I was a bit concerned that it would be a chaos of flavors, I had to try it. It was just the right side of chaos – lots of toppings on good, crispy corncakes, but not so much that it felt like they had dumped everything from the refrigerator just because they had it handy. The corncakes weren’t swamped, and the peppers and greens came through clearly. I will probably order corncakes sometime just to enjoy the uncomplicated flavor, but this was excellent. My companion decided on eggs Lulu – scrambled with chicken-apple sausage, spinach, and pesto, with fried potatoes on the side. This was uncomplicated compared to my entrée, but still interesting. The spinach and pesto were the dominant flavors,

but the eggs and sausage were more than just background. We enjoyed our breakfasts and some decent coffee while watching the Venice street life flower, and counted it an excellent morning repast. I came back a few days later for lunch and decided to explore an element of the previous breakfast: the eggs bandelier had what was called a black bean chili as one of the toppings, but the flavor had seemed submerged in the mix. I had a cup of the chili to start and immediately realized that this wasn’t chili by any usual definition, but a nice black bean soup. There was no flavor of coriander or cumin and no chili heat – it was a good black bean soup, but not a chili. For lunch I had decided on a turkey Reuben sandwich, notwithstanding the fact that a real Reuben is made with corned beef. Roasted turkey isn’t a credible substitute for corned beef, but it was tasty on its own merits. If you want authenticity then look elsewhere, but if you’d like a delicious grilled turkey sandwich with Swiss cheese, sauerkraut and Russian dressing, this will hit the spot. I had ordered it intending to have a light meal and take half of the sandwich home, but somehow it disappeared. A green or Caesar salad was offered as a side, and I picked the Caesar. The dressing was mild, with just a hint of garlic and a wisp of Parmesan. I prefer a robust Caesar, but this was light and fresh, in keeping with the healthy style that is the signature here. Figtree’s offers very good meals with an ocean view at a reasonable price, which borders on the miraculous – how they do it is at least as much a mystery as the genesis of their name. I may never know who named the place and why, but I will happily be back for more good food with boardwalk flair. Figtree’s is at 429 Ocean Front Walk in Venice – street parking or nearby beach lot. Theoretically open 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily – closes in winter if unusually cold. Beer and wine served, wheelchair access good, children welcome. 310-3924937. §

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Santa Monica

Woodlawn Cemetery chosen as site of memorial for fallen war veterans of the city By Vince Echavaria The city of Santa Monica is hoping to ensure that the names of its citizens who have paid the ultimate sacrifice while serving during wars are not lost over time. The City Council voted unanimously Feb. 12 to support establishing a so-called “peace memorial” at Woodlawn Cemetery, a commemoration wall identifying at least 97 Santa Monicans who have lost their lives in the several wars that occurred since the city was incorporated in 1886. The memorial will add to other city locations for remembrance of fallen military members, including a row of monuments at Palisades Park paying tribute to victims and service members of each of the branches of U.S. Armed Forces, as well as a memorial known as Arlington West on the sand north of the Santa Monica Pier, which honors veterans killed in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. But the Woodlawn Cemetery peace memorial would specifically recognize those who have called Santa Monica home and were casualties during a wartime

conflict. The cemetery is the burial site of many veterans who gave their lives in defense of the country, although not all were residents of Santa Monica. The City Council has approved a site in the small lawn area at the entrance to Woodlawn’s mausoleum as the location for the commemorative wall. “It would be an elegant wall, nothing super fancy, but it would be there forever,” Councilman Bob Holbrook suggested. Holbrook initiated the idea for having some form of recognition established in the city for fallen Santa Monica service men and women after taking part in the Memorial Day service at Woodlawn last year. He recalled seeing graves of some World War II veterans and wondered about other Santa Monica residents who perished during wars but weren’t buried at Woodlawn. “I looked at the graves, saw there were some who died in World War II and was thinking there were many more Santa Monicans who weren’t buried at Woodlawn Cemetery,” Holbrook remembered. He discussed the issue with

city staff and an intern working at City Hall took on the project of researching Santa Monica service members who were victims of wars dating to World War I, contacting each of the military branches and scouring various databases. After months of work, she compiled a list of 97 names, not all combat-related, from World Wars I and II, Korea, Vietnam and the Persian Gulf. Officials note that if more loved ones come forward and other names are identified, they could be added to the monument. Staff said the estimated cost of the proposed commemoration wall is between $7,500 and $15,000, depending on size and complexity. Some of Holbrook’s council colleagues have praised the plan to place such a commemoration in the city. “I think this is a great idea,” Councilman Tony Vazquez said. “I think whatever we can do to recognize our vets is great.” Michael Lindley, a past president of the Veterans for Peace, which erects the Arlington West memorial each week, suggested that a good option for the peace

memorial would be to add the names near the monuments that are already standing at Palisades Park. “I think that would be the place to do it because it’s recognized and it’s been there a long time,” Lindley said. Susan Cline, assistant director of city public works, said the mausoleum entrance facing Pico Boulevard was chosen as the preferred site because it’s easily accessible for visitors, highly visible and the scale of the space would allow for a “respectful and elegant” memorial wall. A second proposed location was at the courtyard to the east of the mausoleum, but Cline said it would facilitate a much larger design. Woodlawn director Cindy Tomlinson agrees that the mausoleum entrance lawn is the most ideal location for the commemorative wall because it will provide high visibility for visitors. City officials encourage the funds for the monument to be raised as part of a capital campaign, with the public taking the lead. Resident Jack Walter, who has attended Memorial Day services, has committed $1,000 to-

ward the effort. “We want to do something very fitting and respectful,” he said. Councilman Kevin McKeown noted that the city could offer financial support if needed, but he believes the project would be more meaningful if it were fully established by the public. Staff are planning to officially launch the project during the 75th annual Memorial Day event at Woodlawn in May, where some designs and renderings of the future monument may be presented to the public. Tomlinson said staff also hope to have a place for family members to add any names that might be missing. While many of the fallen vets listed may not be buried at Woodlawn, the city’s cemetery is a fitting spot for the commemoration wall as a place where people generally pay their respects and where Santa Monica’s war casualties can finally return home in memory, Tomlinson said. “This kind of brings them home to where they grew up,” she said of the city monument. §

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New ANd SpectAculAr! Highest Floor 2Bd + 2Ba. Panoramic and Marina Views. Gorgeous Flooring, Open Kitchen with Top-of-theLine Stainless Steel Appliances. Fully Equipped, Luxurious Master Bath Spa. Very High Quality Remodel With Many Built-ins. Priced To Sell. Must See!...................................................................................... $699,000

135 Via marina marina del rey Ocean view SIlver Strand Mansion w/elevator 4 bd/6.5 ba. $7,700,000 and lease $17,500/month

New liStiNg! 1 Bedroom + 1.5 Bath, Impeccable Remodel with Striking Wood Panels and Intricate Marble Floors. Top-of-the-Line Technology, Security Systems, 6 Built-in TVs, Open Kitchen, Custom Finishings and More. A Luxurious Turn-Key Unit with Phenomenal Ocean/Mountain/City Lights and Sunset Views. Ultimate, FullyLoaded Bachelor Pad ......................................................................... $399,000

4051 Via Dolce marina del rey On the fabulous Silver Strand 3 bd/2.5 ba $1,550,000

New liStiNg! 3 Bedroom + 2 Bath, Marina/Ocean Views. Beautifully Appointed with Custom Cabinets, Flooring and Wall Treatments. Quiet Location..................................................... $610,000 New liStiNg! 2 Bedroom + 2 Bath, Spectacular Ocean and Harbor Views. Great Location, Must See! .......................................... $719,000 New liStiNg! 2 Bedroom + 2 Bath, Exceptional Marina Channel, Ocean, and Harbor Views. High Floor. .............$575,000

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122 Westwind mall marina del rey South-of-France style masterpiece, was the model. $2,350,000

New liStiNg! Exquisite and Luxurious 2Bd 2 Ba with Captivating Ocean, Marina and Harbor Views. Enjoy Spacious Living Room with ! SCROaW Recessed Lighting, Adjacent toIN an E Open and Fully Remodeled Kitchen that Features Granite Counter Tops. ..............................................................$689,000 2 Bedroom + 2 Bath, Breathtaking Marina and Ocean Views. Coveted Location, East Tower South ....................................................... $479,000 2-Story Penthouse with the Very Best Marina/Ocean Views in Marina City Club. Gorgeous. ............................................ $1,190,000

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Marina City Club for leaSe New liStiNg! 1 Bedroom, + 1 Bath. Nicely Remodeled w/ Hardwood Floors. City, Mountain and Partial Ocean Views. ........................ $2,500/Mo New liStiNg! 1 Bedroom, + 1 Bath. Beautifully Furn or Unfurn. Just ASED!and Furnishings! White Oak LERemodel Pack Your Toothbrush! Designer Hardwood Flrs, Open Kitchen w/ Gorgeous Appliances! ............ $2,850/Mo ! SEDLevel. LEAPlaza New liStiNg! 1 Bd+1 Ba, Coveted City Views. ..$2,275/Mo New liStiNg! 2 Bed + 2 Bath Breathtaking Marina, Channel and D! Ocean, LEASEFreshly Sunset Views! Floor to Ceiling Windows. Painted. ....... $4,000/Mo New liStiNg! Studio Highly Sought After, Hardwood Floors, Serene Tree LEASED! Top View, Very Clean, Turnkey ..................................................... $1,600/Mo

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Happy President’s Day from Erik Flexner

Ocean and Channel Views

“This three-bedroom, two-bath condo has extraordinary Marina, ocean and channel views, and offers over 1,700 squarefeet of living space, as well as a spacious balcony,” says agent Charles Lederman. “It is beautifully appointed with custom cabinets, flooring and wall treatments. Enjoy priceless views from this quiet location, along with the Marina City Club’s unparalleled amenities, such as an executive gym/spa with free classes, three swimming pools, six tennis courts, three racquetball courts, two paddle tennis courts, a restaurant and bar with room service, a much more.” The property is offered at café, a convenience store, car wash, beauty $610,000. Information, Charles Lederman, salon, 24-hour guard gated security, and Marina City Realty, (310) 821-8980. “Prices are up, inventory is down, and rates are low. There has never been a better time to buy or sell your home, so “Forge Ahead” and call Erik Flexner and The Flexner Group. 310-754-8144.”

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Ultra Contemporary Home in Mar Vista “Built in 2013, this stunning fourbedroom, three-and-a-half bath home of custom-milled Mangaris wood has voluminous windows to enjoy private decks, hardscape and a grassy yard,” say agents Ann Beck and Terri Davis. “Constructed to CAL GREEN requirements and built of wood and smooth stucco, the windows are black anodized all-weather. Flooring consists of French oak, hand-milled solid hardwood. The kitchen has walnut cabinetry, a walk-in pantry, a nine-foot center island of Calcutta gold marble, stainless steel appliances by Wolf, SubZero and Bosch. Amenities include new electrical, CAT5 wiring, new plumbing, a tankless

Bob Waldron of the Coldwell Banker Westchester office is honored to be a distinguished member of the Top 100 Agents for Coldwell Banker’s Southern California region for 2012. “I’m very grateful to be a member of this terrific group of agents. I know many of these agents and they are impressive professionals who exhibit great knowledge, skill, and talent in their work. I appreciate the opportunity to network with them and continue to learn state-of-theart ideas in our ever-evolving business.” Information, Bob Waldron, Coldwell Banker, (310) 337-9225.

water heater system, dual zone HVAC, and LED lighting throughout.” The property is offered at $1,979,000. Information, Ann Beck and Terri Davis, RE/MAX Estate Properties, (310) 391-6853.

Marina City Club with Spectacular Views “This extensively renovated and highly coveted penthouse has 20-foot walls of glass, framing an extraordinary view of the Pacific Ocean,” says agent Jesse Weinberg. “The top-of-the-line kitchen has Miele, SubZero and Viking appliances and a full wet bar. The master bedroom offers his and hers walk-in closets. A second bedroom has been soundproofed for use as a screening room. Marina City Club amenities include three swimming pools, six tennis courts, three racquetball courts, a gym, restaurant and bar, and 24-hour guard gated security.” The property is Weinberg & Associates, Keller Williams offered at $1,259,000. Information, Jesse Marina/LA Realty, (800) 804-9132.

Joining Forces in Venice

Teles Properties proudly announces that it will be joining forces with Abbot Kinney Real Estate and opening its newest office in Venice, California. Suzy Frank and the agents of Abbot Kinney Real Estate will join the Teles family and continue to build and grow the firm’s strategic footprint into the luxury markets of Venice and the surrounding areas. The Teles and Abbot Kinney Real Estate agents will serve their clients and friends

from the heart of Venice, in the newest office location that will open shortly at 1421 Abbot Kinney Boulevard. To learn more about the Teles and Abbot Kinney Real Estate partnership and the firm’s expansion into Venice, please contact Teles Properties President & Broker of Record, Peter Hernandez at 424.203.1800 or peter.hernandez@telesproperties.com

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Mar Vista Fixer “A special treat awaits the right buyer looking to restore an example of MidCentury architecture,” says agent Betsy Goldman. “This four bedroom, two bath 1,537 sq. ft. home is one of 52 in the Gregory Ain Mar Vista Tract that officially became a HPOZ (Historic Preservation Overlay Zone) in 2003. Built after World War II in 1948, the intent was to create cost efficient housing and adaptable architecture elements for the average American family. Today, owners of these homes value the original aesthetics but bring their own personalities. This particular home is in need of a major rehab to reflect neigh-

Bob Waldron Named in Top 100 Agents

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borhood pride.” The property is offered at $1,150,000. Information, Betsy Goldman, Abbot Kinney Real Estate, (310) 3921014

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Q: What real estate tasks should be done early? A: There are a number of tasks that are best done before you think they need to be. These are things that tend to take longer or often turn out to be more complex than people plan for. 1. Check your credit. Everyone knows that you should check your credit, or have your mortgage broker do it, some time before you get ready to start househunting. What people fail to factor in are the real-life turnaround times on rehabbing your credit in the event there are errors, fraudulent entries, balances you need to bring down, or trade lines (credit accounts) you need to build up in

order to qualify for a home loan. For the most part, erroneous entries should be removed in relatively short order, but on occasion, something like an account that was truly, but fraudulently, opened by a relative in the borrower’s name can take weeks or months to resolve and remove. Many wannabe buyers who consider themselves very responsible financially also may be surprised to find that lenders require that they have some demonstrable history of responsibly using credit. In some cases, they will actually need to open and maintain one or more credit accounts in good standing for a short

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while to qualify. 2. Change your spending habits. The most overlooked benefit of the tight lending guidelines in place during the past few years is that they motivated mortgage applicants to buckle down, get out of debt and be meticulous about their credit. In the process, people actually rehabbed their spending habits and financial behaviors way in advance of buying a home, creating a level of financial discipline that is freeing, enjoyable, and stands them in good stead as homeowners over the long term. As loan guidelines loosen up a bit, it is still advisable for buyers-to-be to get serious about the whole picture of their finances as soon as they make the decision that they want to buy a home, and clean up their spending, saving, debting, and other money matters. 3. Saving. Some buyers save up precisely what they need to put down on a home and pay their closing costs, not realizing that they might actually need to demonstrate several months’ worth of payments that will still be “in reserve” in their savings or investment accounts after they close escrow and deplete their cash-to-close savings. These miscalculations tend to result in buyers trying to get unrealistic deals on the first few homes they like, losing a few before they become practical about what can truly be had for their money.

4. Apply for a tax reassessment. Don’t forget you can still apply to have your taxes reassessed even though the deadline has already passed this year. Many who hold off because they missed the deadline actually end up losing track of this to-do list item and forget to come back around to it. If you’ve missed the deadline to apply to have your home’s assessed value reduced for property tax purposes, just apply anyway – early for next year. 5. Talk to a real estate or mortgage broker. They are a wealth of information who have the power to take your mental estimations of what will be involved and required to buy or refi or sell into the realm of a reality-based action plan. And they are ecstatic to get calls from prospective clients (that’s you) months, even years, in advance, as it makes their job, once it’s time to do it, much smoother and simpler. Talking to a pro before you think you need to can be an eye-opening course-corrector in terms of understanding things like how much you need to put down, any work you need to do to your credit, what you can expect your home to go for or cost you, and many other expectation-managing, plan-of-action-driving essentials. This week’s question was answered by Brian Christie and Deborah Seidel, The Agents in Action! team, The Real Estate Consultants, (310) 910-0120.

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4215 Glencoe Aveune #407 4818 Roma Court

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$515,000 $1,825,000

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551 Lincoln Boulevard 533 24th Street 333 24th Street 337 12th Street 253 19th Street 2309 5th Street #2

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‘Boom Boom Bandit’ sought in robbery of Mar Vista bank Authorities are seeking the public’s help in locating a man suspected of robbing two Westside banks on Feb. 12, including a Chase Bank in Mar Vista. The suspect, dubbed the “Boom Boom Bandit” uses a written note demanding cash that also provides an assortment of instructions for the bank teller, FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller said. According to authorities, the suspect is wanted for a bank robbery and an attempted bank robbery on Feb. 12 at the Chase Bank at 12335 Venice Blvd. in Mar Vista, and the Bank of

America at 11501 Santa Monica Blvd. in West Los Angeles. Witnesses have described the suspect as a white man, 6-foot-1 to 6-foot-3, 180 to 220 pounds, 35 to 40 years of age, with brown hair that may be a wig. In a bank surveillance photo, the Boom Boom Bandit can be seen displaying a device in a bag described by witnesses as red flares wrapped in tape with wires attached, Eimiller said. The barrel of a handgun was also reportedly seen inside the bag presented to a teller. The demand note stated, in part, “no drama, no boom

boom,” which appears to suggest that an explosive device would be detonated if the teller did not comply with the suspect’s demand, Eimiller said. The suspect allegedly took the device with him as he left the banks. Anyone with information about the identity or whereabouts of the suspect is urged to contact their nearest FBI office or dial 911. The FBI is conducting the investigation jointly with the Los Angeles Police Department.

AUTHORITIES have released this bank surveillance photo of the ‘Boom Boom Bandit,’ whom the FBI says has used written notes demanding cash along with other instructions for the bank teller.

Two local men charged in alleged stock manipulation case A Venice man and the controller of a Santa Monica-based company are among 14 people who have been charged with allegedly manipulating stock prices in a scheme that led to more than 20,000 investors losing over $30 million. Two grand jury indictments unsealed Feb. 13 allege that the stock manipulations occurred in two separate, large-scale fraud schemes. One 32-count indictment led to the Feb. 13 arrests of nine al-

leged conspirators, including Ari Kaplan, 40, of Venice, the nephew of a Westwood man who controlled the London Finance Group, Ltd.; and Grover Henry Colin Nix IV, 39, who controlled the Santa Monica-based Calbridge Capital, LLC, which purpoted to be a “boutique investment banking firm,” according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. The indictment accuses the defendants of charges such as concealing control of the stock by purchasing and transferring

shares to offshore accounts; fraudulently inflating the prices and trading volumes of the companies’ stocks through “slick” marketing campaigns; and coordinating the sale of the companies’ shares at the peak of the fraudulently manipulated market, said Thom Mrozek, spokesman for the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Los Angeles. According to court documents, the defendants are alleged serial market manipulators who carried out several fraudulent

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Santa Monica High students to help restore fire-ravaged areas of forest Santa Monica High School students will join students from nine southland middle and high schools to take part in TreeByTree, a fiveweek social media campaign cosponsored by TreePeople and Edison International on Facebook. The TreeByTree campaign allowed students from 17 schools to submit weekly photos of their school’s environmental activities, and Facebook voters selected the 10 school winners, including Samohi, to participate in the project. During a series of sponsored field trips in March and April, each winning school will be able to bring 50 students to join in TreePeople’s multi-year effort to

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on. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Registrant Signature/Name: David Rowe, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on January 18, 2013. Argonaut published: January 31, February 7, 14, 21, 2013. NOTICEIn accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). FICTITIOuS buSINeSS NaMe STaTeMeNT File No. 2013 015280 The following persons are doing business as: 2 Fit Moms, LLC, 3968 Michael Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90066, County of Los Angeles. Articles of Incorporation or Organization Number: AI #ON: Registered owners: 2 Fit Moms, LLC, 3968 Michael Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90066. 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 Jan 2, 2013. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Registrant Signature/Name: 2 Fit Moms, LLC, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on January 23, 2013. Argonaut published: February 7, 14, 21, 28, 2013. NOTICE-In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any

change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). FICTITIOuS buSINeSS NaMe STaTeMeNT File No. 2013 016473 The following person is doing business as: Baizer & Grimmett Automotive Repair, 11717 Santa Monica Bl., WLA, CA 90025, County of Los Angeles. Articles of Incorporation or Organization Number AI #ON: 3529429. Registered owner: Baizer & Grimmett Automotive Repair, 11717 Santa Monica Bl., WLA, CA 90025. This business is conducted by a Corporation. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Registrant Signature/Name: Baizer & Grimmett Automotive Repair, Scott Baizer, President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on January 24, 2013. Argonaut published: January 31, February 7, 14, 21, 2013. NOTICEIn accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code).

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In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). FICTITIOuS buSINeSS NaMe STaTeMeNT File No. 2013 021532 The following person is doing business as: Arden Venice Press, 248 Market Street, B, Venice, CA 90291, County of Los Angeles. Articles of Incorporation or Organization Number AI #ON: Registered owner: Stephen Richard Bevilacqua, 248 Market Street, B, Venice, CA 90291. This business is conducted by an Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business

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CA 90405, County of Los Angeles. 2. 4712 Admiralty Way, #536, Marina del Rey, CA 90292. Articles of Incorporation or Organization Number: AI #ON: Registered owner: Christopher A. Murphy, 4712 Admiralty Way, #536, Marina del Rey, CA 90292. This business is conducted by an Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 1/1/13. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Registrant Signature/Name: Christopher A. Murphy, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on February 01, 2013. Argonaut published: February 21, 28, March 7, 14, 2013. NOTICE-In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013 023241 The following persons are doing business as: 1. XpresSpa, 6600 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Westfield Topanga Canyon Mall, #1048, Canoga Park, CA 91303, County of Los Angeles. 2. 3 East 54th Street, 9th Floor, New York, CA 10022. Articles of Incorporation or Organization Number: AI #ON: 201233610233. Registered owner: XpresSpa LA Topanga Canyon, LLC, 3 East 54th Street, 9th Floor, New York, NY 10022. New York. 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. (A registrant who declares as true infor-

mation which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Registrant Signature/Name: XpresSpa LA Topanga Canyon, LLC, Marisol Binn, CEO. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on February 4, 2013. Argonaut published: February 14, 21, 28, March 7, 2013. NOTICE-In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013 023250 The following person is doing business as: Receptor Site Physiology, 512 Rose Ave., Venice, CA 90291, County of Los Angeles. Articles of Incorporation or Organization Number: AI #ON: Registered owner: Shelbe Kaufman, L.A.c., 512 Rose Ave., 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 12-15-12. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Registrant Signature/ Name: Shelbe Kaufman, L.A.c., Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on February 4, 2013. Argonaut published: February 14, 21, 28, March 7, 2013. NOTICE-In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013 023258 The following person is doing business as: 1. SOCAL QUAKES, 1142 Sterns Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90035, County of Los Angeles. 2. So.Cal Quakes. Articles of Incorporation or Organization Number: AI #ON: Registered owner: Scott Katcher, 1142 Steans Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90035. This business is conducted by an Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Registrant Signature/Name: Scott Katcher, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on February 4, 2013. Argonaut published: February 14, 21, 28, March 7, 2013. NOTICE-In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013 024435 The following persons are doing business as: Felicity’s Filled Cupcakes, 5740 W. Centinela Ave. #318, Los Angeles, CA 90045, County of Los Angeles. Articles of Incorporation or Organization Number AI #ON: Registered owners: 1. Tina Louise Magwood, 5740 W. Centinela Ave, #318, Los Angeles, CA 90045. 2. Felicia Janel Magwood, 5740 W. Centinela Ave, #318, Los Angeles, CA 90045. 3. Lynetta Jordan-Magwood, 5740 W. Centinela Ave, #318, Los Angeles,

CA 90045. This business is conducted by a General Partnership. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 2/5/2013. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Registrant Signature/ Name: Lynetta Jordan-Magwood, Partner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on February 5, 2013. Argonaut published: February 7, 14, 21, 28, 2013. NOTICE-In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013 024455 The following person is doing business as: Venice Tile Works, 1030 Amoroso Pl., Venice, CA 90291, County of Los Angeles. Articles of Incorporation or Organization Number AI #ON: Registered owner: David Dahlin, 1030 Amoroso Pl., 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 N/A. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Registrant Signature/ Name: David Dahlin. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on February 5, 2013. Argonaut published: February 7, 14, 21, 28, 2013. NOTICE-In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013 026279 The following person is doing business as: Audio/Video by Curtis, 7427 Henefer Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90045, County of Los Angeles. Articles of Incorporation or Organization Number: AI #ON: Registered owner: John Curtis Dempsey, 12505 W. Jefferson 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. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Registrant Signature/Name: John Curtis Dempsey, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on February 7, 2013. Argonaut published: February 14, 21, 28, March 7, 2013. NOTICEIn accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code).FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013 027295 The following person is doing business as: Lavender Grey, 450 N. Genesee Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90036, County of Los Angeles. Articles of Incorporation or Organization Number: AI #ON:

Registered owner: Laruen Block Colley, 450 N. Genesee Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90036. This business is conducted by an Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 7/18/2012. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Registrant Signature/ Name: Lauren Block Colley, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on February 08, 2013. Argonaut published: February 21, 28, March 7, 14, 2013. NOTICE-In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013 027968 The following person is doing business as: 1. Bright Design, 14014 NW Passage #343, Marina del Rey, CA 90292, County of Los Angeles. 2. Bright Strategic Design. 3. Bright. Articles of Incorporation or Organization Number: AI #ON: 3503190. Registered owners: Tuire Kontiainen, CFO- PLCB, Inc, 14014 NW Passage #343, Marina del Rey, CA 90292. California. This business is conducted by a Corporation. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 2/1/13. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Registrant Signature/Name: Tuire Kontiainen, PLCB, Inc, CFO . This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on February 08, 2013. Argonaut published: February 21, 28, March 7, 14, 2013. NOTICE-In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013011957 The following person is doing business as: 1. For Future Generations, 8939 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Suite 102, Los Angeles, CA 90045, County of Los Angeles. 2. PO Box 25002, Los Angeles, CA 90025. Articles of Incorporation or Organization Number AI #ON: Registered owner: Zenus F. Dismukes, 3664 W. Chapman Ln, Inglewood, CA 90305. This business is conducted by an Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Registrant Signature/ Name: Zenus F. Dismukes, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on January 17, 2013. Argonaut published: February 7, 14, 21, 28, 2013. NOTICE-In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code).

LEGAL ADVERTISING FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013027874 The following person is doing business as: KED Car Sales, 12925 Rubens Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90066, County of Los Angeles. Articles of Incorporation or Organization Number: AI #ON: Registered owner: Elisabeth Doppler, 12925 Rubens 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 N/A. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Registrant Signature/Name: Elisabeth Doppler, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on February 8, 2013. Argonaut published: February 21, 28, March 7, 14, 2013. NOTICE-In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code).

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013029174 The following person is doing business as: Gaslight Productions, 555 S. Barrington Ave., #316, Los Angeles, CA 90049, County of Los Angeles. Articles of Incorporation or Organization Number: AI #ON: Registered owner: Claire Ragge, 555 S. Barrington Ave., #316, 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 12/26/2005. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Registrant Signature/Name: Claire Ragge, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on February 12, 2013. Argonaut published: February 21, 28, March 7, 14, 2013. NOTICE-In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code).

PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF SALE OF ABANDONED PERSONAL PROPERTY Notice is hereby given that under and pursuant in Section 1988 of the California Civil Code the Property listed below believed to be abandoned by Barry Horowitz, whose last address was 14000 Old Harbor Lane #207, Marina del Rey, CA 90292 will be sold at public auction at 14000 Old Harbor Lane #207, Marina del Rey, CA 90292, on March 16th, 2013 at 10:00am. Description of Property being sold: Clothing, furniture, small electronics. The Argonaut Newspaper: February 21, 28, 2013. SUMMONS (CITACION JUDICAL) NOTICE TO DEFENTANT:(AVISO AL DEMANDADO): NIKAYLA DIVUS an Individual and DOES 1 through 10, Inclusive YOU ARE BEING SUED BY PLAINTIFF: (LO ESTÁ DEMANDANDO EL DEMANDANTE): AZZURRA HOME-OWNERS’ ASSOCIATION, a California Non-Profit Mutual Benefit Corporation, NOTICE! You have been sued. The court may decide against you without your being heard unless you respond within 30 days. Read the information below. You have 30 CALENDAR DAYS after this summons and legal papers are served on you to file written response at this court and have a copy served on the plaintiff. A letter or phone call will not protect you. Your written response must be in proper legal form if you want the court to hear your case. There may be a court form that you can use for your response. You can find these court forms and more information at the California Courts Online Self-Help Center (www.courtinfo.ca.gov/selfhelp), your county law library, or the courthouse nearest you. If you cannot pay the filing fee, ask the court clerk for a fee waiver form. If you do not file your response on time, you may lose the case by default, and your wages, money, and property may be taken without further warning from the court. There are other legal requirements. You may want to call an attorney right away. If you don’t know an attorney, you may want to call an attorney referral service. If you cannot afford an attorney, you may be eligible for free legal services from a non profit legal services program. You can locate these non-profit groups at the California Legals Services Web site (www.courtinfo.ca.gov/selfhelp), or by contacting your local court or county bar association. NOTE: The court has a statutory lien for waived fees and costs on any settlement or arbitration award of $10,000 or more in a civil case. The court’s lien must be paid before the court will dismiss the case. ¡AVISO! Lo han demandado.

Si no responde dentro de 30 dias, la corte peude decidir en su contra sin escuchar su versión. Lea la información a continuación. Tiene 30 DIAS DE CALENDARIO después de que le entreguen esta citación y papeles legales para presentar una respuesta por escrito en esta corte y hacer que se entregue una copia al demandante. Una carta o una llamada telefónica no lo protegen. Su respuesta por escrito tiene que estar en formato legal correcto si desea que procesen su caso en la corte. Es posible que haya un formulario que usted pueda usar para su respuesta. Puede encontrar estos formularios de la corte y más información en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California (www. sucorte.ca.gov), en la biblioteca de leyes de su condado o en la corte que le quede más cerca. Si no puede pagar la cuota de presentación, pida al secretario de la corte que le dé un formulario de exención de pago de cuotas. Si no presenta su respuesta a tiempo, puede perder el caso por incumplimiento y la corte le podrá qullar su sueldo, dinero y bienes sin más advertencia. Hay otros requisitos legales. Es recomendable que llame a un abogado inmediatamente. Si no conoce a un abogado, puede llamar a un servicio de remision a abogados. Si no puede pagar a un abogado, es posible que cumpla con los requisitos para obtener servicios legales gratuitos de un programa deservicios legales sin fines de lucro. Puede encontrar estos grupos sin fines de lucro en el sitio web de California Legal Services, (www.lawhelpcalifornia.org), en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California, (www.sucorte. ca.gov) o poniéndose en contacto con la corte o el colegio de abogados locales. AVISO: Por ley, la corte tlene derecho a reclamar las cuotas y los costos exentos por imponer un gravamen sobre cualquier recuperacion de $10,000 o mas de valor recibida mediante un acuerdo o una conceslon de arbitraje en un caso de derecho civil. Tiene que pagar el gravamen de la corte antes de que la corte pueda desechar al caso. The name and address of the court is: (El nombre y direccion de la corte es): Superior Court of the State of California, 1725 Main Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401-3299. The name, address, and telephone number of the plaintiff’s attorney, or plaintiff without an attorney, is: Veronica R. Pawlowski, SBN 210553, Richardson Harman Ober PC, 234 E. Colorado Blvd., 8th Floor, Pasadena, CA 91101. 626-449-5577. DATE (Fecha): February 22, 2012. John A. Clarke, Clerk, (Secretario) by: Michael Lee, Deputy (Adjunto). CASE NUMBER: 12C00575, The Argonaut Published: February 14, 21, 28, March 7, 2013.

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