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14 Beer that drinks like a meal at Tony P’s

30 Dave & Buster’s new Westchester digs

VOL 44, NO 10 Local News & Culture

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OPINION

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

COVER STORY

T2 Tacos cook Jesus Delgado is being hailed as a hero after foiling an attempted child kidnapping in Westchester......................... 12

NEWS

Part-time faculty push to unionize at LMU...11 Feds call wrap on alleged fake move scheme.. 11

THIS WEEK

Alt-rockers Opus Orange play a South by Southwest warm-up show........................... 13 Westside Happenings . ..........................… 16 The Westside hosts two marathons this weekend . ........................................... 27 ‘TalHotBlond’ is a cautionary tale for the digital age.................................................. 28

‘Gravity’ director tells LMU students his recipe for Oscar success ..................................... 29 U2 shoots a video at Barker Hanger........... 29

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Tony P’ brings back the beer dinner............ 14 Reyhan successfully navigates the delicate complexity of Persian cuisine..................... 15 Uncle Darrow’s celebrates ‘Fat Saturday’.... 18

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Last week’s much-needed rainstorms also made a mess on area beaches, grounding a boat at Dockweiler State Beach in Playa del Rey and burying sections of bike path along Venice Beach in thick deposits of wet sand. The 70-foot boat was pushed to shore by heavy early morning swells on Feb. 27. Lifeguards assisted three

Westside open house directory.................. 19 Dave & Buster’s opens at the Howard Hughes Promenade and other recent milestones in the local business community.................. …30

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Letters

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Re: “Abbot Kinney Hotel plan clears first hurdle,” news, Feb. 27 The decision by the Venice Neighborhood Council to embrace responsible redevelopment was evident with the approval of the Abbot Kinney Hotel proposal. An issue that became contentious and emotional, the decision to embrace this kind of project makes sense at so many levels. Architectural integrity, an expansion of commerce, greater tourist reception and jobs for locals certainly makes sense to me. If one didn’t know any better, you would think someone was trying to build the MGM Grand and Abbot Kinney was now the Las Vegas Strip! But much of that rhetoric was put to rest when the architect who presented on behalf of the project made a truthful, passionate and factsbased plea to approve a hotel that is in compliance with the Venice Specific Plan. Like it or not, Venice has changed. But the change has to do with increasing residential home values, driven by market speculation and the notion one

can maximize every square foot of living space per parcel with the application of the small lot subdivision. Because of the accumulation of tear downs replaced with what I refer to as the “March of the Big Glass Houses,” longtime tenants have been driven out of the community because of the outrageous rents that continue to gentrify Venice. For those who believe Venice is either diversified or affordable, think again. A cursory examination of homes sold in January reveal the average price per square foot now north of $800 and almost every transaction

in excess of $1 million. To own in Venice, one now needs to be a millionaire. To rent in Venice, one now needs to earn more than $100,000. While a changing Venice hovers like a cloud over this project, the real issues of residential property mass, scale and character are the true cause for concern — not the construction of a boutique hotel by a reasonable Venice local like Mr. Abrams, which will create jobs and foster a sense of diversity in what is an international tourist destination with demands for hotel occupancy. For some reason, Venice has now awoken to the reality that

it has changed and changed dramatically. But to try to use this project as a way to vent about that change is misguided.  Redevelopment in Venice will continue as long as small lot subdivisions and other attempts to replace the traditional beach bungalow with glass boxes (and no open space provisions) on these parcels become the norm rather than the exception. This issue of change and the kind of change one wants should continue to be a topic of fervent discussion for all Venetians. Nick Antonicello Venice

CORRECTION: Last week’s story “Marina del Rey post office must relocate” incorrectly identified community activist Lynne Shapiro.

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Communications & Government Relations Kathleen Flanagan disputes charges that the university has tried to impede the organizing effort, but does want faculty members to fully understand the choice in front of them before being asked to cast a vote. “We’re unaware of any allegation that supports these charges of unfair labor practices,” Flanagan said. SEIU representatives did not return several calls. Historically focused on health care, maintenance and public sector jobs, the SEIU has been successful in organizing adjuncts at Georgetown University and American University in Washington D.C., Tufts University and Lesley University in Massachusetts, Whittier College in the Los Angeles area and several other schools. It has called for a union vote at University of La Verne and has filed NLRB complaints in its attempts to organize Seattle University, according to the union’s website. Emily Hallock, an adjunct political theory instructor at LMU, echoed Murray in accusing LMU of making it as difficult as possible for part-time teachers to form a union. “They have rebuffed attempts to discuss any problems that exist with the adjuncts and without collective bargaining. They don’t seem to think that they need to,” said Hallock, who also teaches part time at UCLA, where she is a member of a union. Hallock said LMU’s political science department has treated her well — calling it “a model department for the university” in terms of faculty appreciation — “but your treatment by the university should

not depend upon whether you’re lucky enough to be in a department that is run professionally.” Comparatively low pay for part-time faculty has frequently been a driving force of organizing efforts. According to data submitted by parttime college teachers to the Chronicle of Higher Education’s Adjunct Project, adjunct salaries at California colleges range from less than $1,000 to as much as $12,000 per course. Employment attorney Genie Harrison said employers often seek to curtail union organizing during periods of economic downturn. “Unions have had a positive effect on employees” but “the pendulum tends to swing back and forth” in terms of public support, said Harrison, who represented former Westchester firefighter Tennie Pierce in his settlement with the county over being forced to consume dog food during a hazing ritual in 2004. Claiming a need to reign in public employee pensions as a budget control measure, lawmakers in Wisconsin and Ohio passed laws in 2010 that restricted collective bargaining rights by public employees. Ohio votes later overturned the effort through a state ballot measure. Hallock said she sees as a stark contradiction in LMU’s approach to adjunct organizing efforts and the Jesuit universities to instill moral values in its students. “The administration has mounted an unjust and insidious effort to discredit the adjuncts,” she said. “I think the university has been acting in flagrant disregard of its mission of social justice.”

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Flanagan was dismissive of the accusation. “I don’t think there’s a conflict with traditional Catholic teachings when we tell our employees that they need to be informed before making any final decisions [on unionizing],” Flanagan said. LMU President David Burcham addressed the issue in a campus letter sent out after the SEIU’s grievance was announced. “LMU, as a Catholic university in the Jesuit and Marymount traditions, embraces the Catholic principle on the dignity of human work. … We have strived to provide all of our employees fulfilling work in an environment of mutual respect and dialogue,” Burcham wrote. “LMU recognizes the inherent rights of our parttime faculty to freely determine how they choose to be represented.” Hallock believes a union vote at LMU is inevitable. “It’s just a matter of time,” she said. § gary@argonautnews.com

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allegedly operated as a salesman for the company, with his business, Half A Cake Entertainment, receiving up to 27% commission on investments, according to the federal indictment. The three men were arrested last month and have each pleaded not guilty. In addition to the criminal charges, the defendants also face a civil complaint filed by the Securities and Exchange Commission. Assistant United States Attorney Ellyn Lindsay of the Major Frauds Bureau said has been working for several years with a source that informed federal officials of the alleged fraud scheme. “We see many of these types of cases,” Lindsay said. “My first movie fraud case was 10 years ago and they never stop coming.” Trial dates for Braslau, Chortkoff and Rawitt have been set for April, Lindsay said. According to the Securities and

Exchange Commission complaint, Mutual Entertainment spent $25,000 to purchase the rights to “Marcel,” an unpublished story set in Paris during World War II, in January 2011. Later that year, Mutual Entertainment allegedly began raising money from investors through a telemarketing “boiler room” operation in Van Nuys in which “surveyors” would cold call potential investors, falsely claiming that they worked for a national research firm. Prosecutors say Braslau, Chortkoff and Rawitt allegedly promised their investors that actors Donald Sutherland and JeanClaude Van Damme would appear in the movie, though neither was approached. Chortkoff and Braslau changed the name of their company to Film Shoot in 2011 after the Alabama Securities Commission ruled the company failed to comply with state investment codes and filed an administrative order against the company.

“There are different brands of these types of schemes,” said Lindsay. “I think this one, like all of these schemes, is especially callous.” Rawitt has been subject to prior enforcement action by federal authorities. In July 2010 he entered into a consent agreement with the Securities and Exchange Commission after the agency accused him of pocketing $275,000 in an oil and gas scam in Texas in which he solicited investors through cold calls. The agreement barred him from acting as a broker or dealer. “Braslau, Chortkoff, and Rawitt sold investors on the Hollywood dream, but the dream never became a reality because they took investors’ money for themselves rather than using it to make a movie,” said Michele Wein Layne, director of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Los Angeles office.§ gary@argonautnews.com March 6, 2014 THE ARGONAUT PAGE 11


NEWS

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Man of Action Hearing calls for help, Westchester cook Jesus Delgado rushed in to foil the attempted kidnapping of a four-year-old boy

Police arrested Andron Gazarov, 33, of North Hollywood at the scene. Gazarov was charged Friday with kidnapping, attempted kidnapping, assault and indecent exposure, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. Prosecutors say Gazarov removed clothing and exposed himself after Delgado recovered the child. If convicted, Gazarov faces up to 12 years in state prison. He pleaded not guilty during an arraignment hearing on Monday. As Delgado was leaping into action, the older boy rushed two and a half blocks home to find his father for help. “While I was out in the driveway I see my [older] son sprinting down the street by himself and yelling. At first I thought he was just playing and having fun, but when he got closer I saw something was wrong,” recalled Tom O’Brien, the father of the two boys and manager Floyd’s 99 Barbershop in Venice. “The look of terror on his face was just unbelievable,” O’Brien said. “I’ve never seen anything like it, and I hope I never do again. He said, ‘Dad, dad. Somebody stole [my little brother].’” By the time O’Brien rushed to the scene, Delgado had already rescued the younger child. During the struggle, “We were kind of pushing each other back and forth, and that’s when I took the kid away and said ‘you’re not taking this kid,’” Delgado recalled. “Once I got the boy back, the guy threw himself on the ground and was throwing a tantrum and was telling me the kid doesn’t belong to me. I was telling him the kid doesn’t belong to him. He was cussing and yelling at me, and a little bit later the police showed up.” Westchester High School senior Ryiah Carcamo, 18, and a friend rushed to the nanny’s side and

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Jesus Delgado points across Manchester Avenue while recounting his pursuit of abductor and victim

“The look of terror on his face was just unbelievable. I’ve never seen anything like it, and I hope I never do again. He said, ‘Dad, dad. Somebody stole [my little brother].’” —Tom O’Brien, whose younger son was rescued by Jesus Delgado dialed 911 as Delgado took off after the boy, telling dispatchers a man “about 5’8”, black pants, black shirt, tattoo on his left arm” was running eastbound with an abducted child, she recalled. A second group of Westchester students followed behind Delgado and interfered with the would-be kidnapper’s ability to flee after Delgado recovered the child. “We saw the guy pick up the kid and start running, so we decided to help,” said Anthonie Lucero, 16. “We were right behind [Delgado] making sure [the kidnapping suspect] didn’t get any further than he was,” added

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By Joe Piasecki A taco stand cook has become a local hero after saving a fouryear-old boy from a violent Feb. 26 kidnapping attempt in Westchester. Jesus Delgado, 35, was enjoying a short break in the parking lot of T2 Tacos at Manchester Avenue and Loyola Boulevard when he heard a cry for help. Rushing out to the sidewalk, Delgado saw a man and woman arguing over two small boys. Then the man grabbed the smaller child and started running east along Manchester. “I didn’t think twice about it when I saw the man take off with the kid. By instinct, I went and chased after him,” Delgado, a native Spanish speaker, said through a translator. Delgado caught up a few hundred feet later and wrestled the boy away. High school students standing nearby called 911 and distracted the kidnapping suspect until police arrived. On Tuesday, Delgado and three Westchester High School students received city proclamations of heroism from Los Angeles City Councilman Mike Bonin during a neighborhood council meeting at the Westchester Recreation Center, across the street from the scene of the foiled kidnapping attempt. Delgado also received a surprise gift: a ceremonial check for more than $22,000 that the Facebook group Moms of Westchester and Playa del Rey have raised online as a reward for his efforts. According to police, last Wednesday’s kidnapping attempt occurred at about 3:30 p.m. when a nanny who was walking fourand six-year-old boys home from school was punched in the back of the head by the kidnapping suspect. The woman was shaken but not seriously hurt, and neither boy suffered physical injuries, Los Angeles police Lt. David Crews said.

Anthonie Lucero, Ryiah Carcamo and Nicholas Hall received proclamations for heroism on Tuesday

Nicholas Hall, also 16. Carcamo doesn’t feel that she did anything extraordinary. “They were two little kids,” she said. “I mean, how could you just walk past this?” O’Brien said he arrived to find the man later identified as Gazarov inexplicably laying facedown on the sidewalk. “He was yelling and screaming while he was on the ground. Then he got up and started to walk halfway across Manchester [toward Westchester Park]. He was pacing back and forth. He took his shirt off. He exposed himself. He was threatening to come over and fight and claimed he was in the CIA,” O’Brien said. Delgado remained by O’Brien’s side. “I was standing right next to Jesus, but I didn’t know who he was at this point,” O’Brien

said. “I didn’t know that he had rescued [my son], so I didn’t even get a chance to thank him.” O’Brien and Moms of Westchester and Playa del Rey members came to T2 Tacos to thank Delgado the next day. At that time, the gofundme. com page raising reward money for Delgado (titled “Jesus – Westchester Hero”) had only been up a few hours but had already attracted some $4,000 in pledges, said organizer Jennifer Wiacek, whose two boys play sports with O’Brien’s. At press time, pledges exceeded $24,000. “We wanted to do something for Jesus. It was such a brave act,” Wiacek said§ Jorge M. Vargas Jr. and Gary Walker contributed to this story.


•This Week•

Opus Orange, pictured during a shoot for their “The Next World” video, play a free Westside show on Saturday; from left, keyboardist Lauren Hillman, founder Paul Bessenbacher, bassist Carlen Walth, guitarist Bernard Chadwick, drummer James Neil and percussionist Piper Denney

Next stop: Austin

Santa Monica alternative rockers Opus Orange play a free show at Touch Vinyl before touching down at South by Southwest By Michael Aushenker Last year, Santa Monica-born alt rock band Opus Orange performed informally at the influential 10-day South by Southwest music, film and interactive media festival. They return to Austin next week under slightly different circumstances. “This year is the first year we’ve [actually] been invited,” said Paul Bessenbacher, the group’s front man and core songwriter. Guerilla SXSW gigs included, Bessenbacher has worked hard for the ticket. The group formed in 2010 as basically just Bessenbacher (who goes by P.B.) and his ukulele, but Opus Orange has since evolved across various incarnations to arrive at six members, including guitarist Bernard Chadwick (previously on drums), co-vocalist/ keyboardist Lauren Hillman, bassist Carlen Walth and percussionists James Neil and Piper Denney. On Saturday, Opus Orange performs a free show at the West Los Angeles record shop Touch Vinyl — what Bessenbacher is planning as a sort of warm-up, acoustic version of the big set they plan to unleash on March 13 at Esther’s Follies in Austin. As evinced by the lush depth of the song “Balance,” melodias and toy glockenspiels round out Opus Orange’s wall of sound, which is at times akin to quirky,

experimental alt-rockers Modest Mouse and The Arcade Fire. Noting “careening, siren-like backing vocals,” bitcandy. com reviewer Daniel Rudzinski writes that “Balance” is “a classic indie-pop song, with excellent instrumental backing and a rhythm track that seems primarily composed of woodblocks and a 36-inch bass drum.” Bands such as The Cure, The Pixies and Jane’s Addiction informed Bessenbacher’s musical imagination while growing up in Sacramento. He picked up the electric bass in junior high school and nurtured his musical instincts on jazz as well as classical music, which he studied in-depth during college. Early Bob Dylan, Nick Drake and ‘90s boundary pushers Elliott Smith and Radiohead also streamed into Bessenbacher’s musical DNA. “Paul owns a recording studio [Emoto] in Santa Monica, and it’s kind of like our clubhouse,” said guitarist Chadwick, who is also a fine artist. “It is a center where a lot of us filter our [artistic process]. Everybody is so good and fluent with our instruments.” A constant re-configuring of band members — and sometimes their roles within the group — has been intentional. “I am always open to change and keeping it fresh,” said Bessenbacher — adding, however, that he is happy with the band’s current configuration.

“This particular group, there’s a great synergy with it,” he said. “With a band of this size, everyone is also doing a lot of things. The live thing isn’t a priority as making music and trying to get it out there.” Hillman, whose is currently mastering an electronic dance music-flavored, synth-centric debut EP, enjoys the organic counterbalance of playing in Opus Orange with a full band. “He’s got a really good instinct,” she said of Bessenbacher. “In rehearsals, he’s there to shape whatever’s there to bring to the table but he’s also super-open-minded.” With “Balance,” the latest of several EP releases (“Almost There,” “Surface”), Opus Orange is getting some online recognition, but building awareness for Opus Orange has proved challenging within the disarray of the music industry’s digital transitional. “It is a hustle,” Bessenbacher said. “It’s that constant feeding the machine. A lot of it is word of mouth. That’s hard work, and it’s a slow, slow process.” Key to his strategy has been videos: four out of five of the “Balance” EP’s tracks have accompanying clips. Bessenbacher, who lives in Santa Monica with his wife Kit, loves the immediacy of dispatching new work via the Internet. And though he is very committed to his craft, Bessenbacher is no perfectionist,

meting out his output by “EPs that are sort of bite-sized; you can focus in a window of time, finish it and move on,” he said. The Westside band is working to crack Silver Lake strongholds such as the Echo and the Satellite, but first comes South by Southwest — an engagement that, even before it’s happened, has already won Opus Orange some positive attention. Touch Vinyl owner Sebastian Mathew said he discovered the group through the festival’s website. “I love post-rock where there’s a slow build up or a cinematic feel,” Mathew said. With the SXSW invite, Chadwick believes Opus is ready to ascend to another level. “I think we’re all anticipating what that might be,” Chadwick said. Meanwhile, Bessenbacher said his brain is trained on this weekend’s Touch Vinyl performance, when Opus Orange will deliver “a deconstruction” of its Austin show. “It’ll be cozy,” Bessenbacher said. “We’ll bring less stuff and sing really loud in that room. I love playing to an environment and making it work.” Opus Orange performs at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Touch Vinyl, 1646 Sawtelle Blvd., West Los Angeles. Call (310) 9335540 or visit touchvinyl.com. § michael@argonautnews.com March 6, 2014 THE ARGONAUT PAGE 13


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By Chloe Jory Tony Palermo has been doing beer tastings a little differently the past three years. Every other month, a “beer dinner” at Tony P’s Dockside Grill combines its namesake’s passion for brew and great food in an increasingly popular twist on a classic wine tasting night. Held in the Marina del Rey restaurant’s private Dockside Room, Tony P’s beer dinners pair five beers with five plates in a in a prix fixe menu designed to wow craft beer connoisseurs and foodies alike. Past menus have included Oktoberfest brews and popular holiday ales accompanied by a brewery representative. This Wednesday’s Celticthemed dinner features traditional Irish recipes to usher in St. Patty’s Day celebrations. Tony P’s offers 40 draught and 80 bottled beers on any given day, but the beer dinner menu is all about creating unique pairings that enhance the taste of the food and — more importantly for Palermo — the beer.

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Latin American, Mexican cuisine served is described fondly by satisfied customers who have eaten here for 25 years as a “mom and pop home cooking in the neighborhood restaurant,” and having “the best chilaquiles and menudo around.” El Abajeno serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, specialties, beer, burritos, carnitas, super tostadas, guacamole and chips, chilaquiles, seafood, open 7 days, opens at 8 a.m., take-out, catering, 4515 Inglewood Blvd. (at Culver Blvd.), Culver City, (310) 390-0755

EL RINCON CRIOLLO “The Creole Corner,” presents authentic and always fresh, Cuban cuisine, known for roast chicken dishes and the leanest, firmest lechon (pork) dishes, served with rice, black beans, plantains, and lots of wonderfully seasoned onions. Eleven seafood dishes, Generous portions at good prices in a warm, friendly atmosphere. The walls are covered with paintings imported from Cuba, and many are for sale. Cuban and Spanish catering, take-out, 4361 Sepulveda Blvd., Culver City, 9310) 3914478, www.bestcubanfood.com.

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Great traditional Mexican food and margaritas, this restaurant joins the original restaurant, established in Westchester in 1973, and owned by the Hernandez family. The popular menu includes their famous homemade tortillas, tacos, combo dishes, seafood, nachos, guacamole. The full bar with ample seating. On Sundays at 9 p.m., a live Mariachi band performs at the Lincoln Blvd. location only, 8415 Pershing Drive, Playa del Rey, (310) 751-6135, and 8347 Lincoln Blvd., Westchester, (310) 670-8588

HAL’S BAR AND GRILL Eclectic bar and grill is a renowned Venice locale, home to specialty cocktails, an extensive wine list, a relaxed, friendly atmosphere, and a diverse clientele. Distinctive American cuisine for lunch and dinner. Half-price for featured wines on Tuesday and Wednesday

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sausage, potato skins and aged cheddar. Also featured are brews such as the smoky Wee Heavy (paired with a beef and Guinness stew) and the nutty Scotch Ale (paired with Belfast bangers and mash). Dinner is poured at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Tony P’s Dockside Grill, 4445 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey. A flat price of $60 per person includes tax and tip. Attendance is capped at 50. Call (310) 823-4534 to RSVP. Check out the menu at tonyps.com.

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“Matching the right food [with the beer] is kind of a big deal. It totally changes the taste of the beer,” Palermo said. While a spicy dish can take the bite out of a hoppy IPA, an award-winning beer like Young’s Double Chocolate Stout — the Celtic-themed menu’s dessert touch — intensifies the flavor of a classic English trifle. Another highlight on Wednesday is Angry Balls, a spirited mix of cider and Fireball Whiskey to be paired with “Celtic Nachos,” a medley of

nights. Live jazz every Sunday night from 8 to 11 p.m., Monday night from 9 p.m. to 12 a.m., no cover charge. Hal’s upstairs hideaway is perfect for private parties/events,1349 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice, (310) 396-3105, www.HalsbarandGrill.com

HINANO’S CAFE A permanent fixture at Venice Beach, Hinano’s is a beer and wine bar legendary for its cool and unpretentious atmosphere, terrific burgers and ice-cold beer. Sawdust on the floor gives it that folksy flavor, and the popcorn machine and jukebox are favorites among locals and visitors alike. Three pool tables are continuously busy, and strangers get to know each other over a friendly game, 15 Washington Blvd., Venice, (310) 822-3902, www.facebook.com/hinanocafevenice

HUMBLE POTATO The “Original Hambaga” combines American comfort with a Japanese kick. A neighborhood eatery, the menu includes burgers, hot dogs, sandwiches, salads, fries, sweet tooth, and beverages, Hours: Mon-Fri: 11:30 a.m.-10:00 p.m., Sat-Sun: noon - 10:00 p.m. 8321 Lincoln Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90045. Phone: 323-989-2242 or visit: www. humblepotato.com

HURRY CURRY Enjoy Indian and Pakistani cuisine at this friendly neighborhood restaurant. Local residents say this is the place to go for delicious, authentic food. Appetizers include Samosa, a crispy pastry with mildly spiced potatoes and peas, and Chicken Chat, flour crisps with diced potatoes, garnished with yogurt, tamarind and chat masala. Tandoori dishes, cooked in an Indian clay oven, include marinated whole/ half/quarter chickens, served with rice and salad, 12825 Venice Blvd., Mar Vista, (310) 398-2948, www.hurrycurryla.com

J. NICHOLS KITCHEN Nichols Restaurant opened in 1974 as a casual neighborhood coffee shop and diner, served traditional comfort favorites and service with a smile. Still family-owned and

operated, Nichols evolved to keep pace with dining habits, never losing sight of its roots as a diner, staying true to its humble beginnings. Food is still made from scratch daily, with fresh, whole ingredients. The menu showcases many original dishes, and includes a new, broad assortment, 4375 Glencoe Ave., Marina del Rey, (310) 823-2283, www.jnicholskitchen.com

JONI’S CAFE This is the place to go for coffee roasted on the premises, brewed one cup at a time, great food, and meeting friendly people. Breakfast is served all day, 7 days a week, and lunch starts at 11 a.m. Owners Julie and Jim Jungwirth say they take great pride in Joni’s being a second home, the pulse of the neighborhood, and are dedicated to maintaining this feeling of community, 552 Washington Blvd., Marina del Rey, (310) 305-7147, menu online, www. JonisCoffee.com

KABUKI Kabuki is a form of traditional Japanese theater that began performing during the 17th century, with performers traveling the land and sharing their stories. We hope that while you dine with us, you too can share stories with those around you. The wide variety of the menu includes appetizers, salads, seafood, sushi and sashimi, specialty rolls, entrees, and signature dishes. A kid’s menu is available, Howard Hughes Center, 6081 Center Drive, #203, Westchester, (310) 6415524, www.kabukirestaurants.com

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Subtle flavors very well executed Reyhan successfully navigates the delicate complexity of Persian cuisine By Richard Foss

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Reyhan

11800 W. Jefferson Blvd., Culver City (310) 390-6800 reyhangrill.com Look at a map of Asia and you see countries famous for their exuberant use of seasonings; the places where Indian curries, spicy Turkish meatballs and cumin-laced stews of Central Asia are savored. This is the ancient spice road, and in the middle of it is a culture where all those seasonings are used with extraordinary delicacy. I find the subtlety of Persian cuisine mysterious. People on all sides use peppers and garlic as though they can all only be bought by the truckload, but Persians delight in richly flavored but mild dishes. It’s one of the many ways that this culture is different from the Arabic, Indian and Asiatic peoples around them, and probably the easiest for an outsider to appreciate. You can experience such cuisine at Reyhan, a restaurant on the corner of Jefferson Boulevard and Mesmer Avenue, near the 405 freeway. Many people haven’t seen this place because their sign is pale and dim compared to their neighbors; I hadn’t known about it until an Argonaut reader recommended that I visit. There aren’t many symbols of culture here — no traditional paintings or other art, and the music was set to a bland Pandora pop station rather than the tinkling notes of the santoor or other traditional instruments. Some construction work was going on in one corner, and perhaps that will add some color to the place when finished. A formally dressed but friendly host handed us menus that read like a greatest hits list of Persian cuisine: an array of appetizers to precede kebabs or stews served with rice and salad on the side. We decided to start with a bowl of the vegetable and bean soup called aush and an appetizer combo that included yogurt and cucumber dip, hummos and

The grilled chicken kebab plate at Reyhan

the mashed smoked eggplant called kashk-ke-bademjan. The appetizer combo would have been enough as a starter for the two of us, but I wanted to try the soup because it is one of the measures of any Persian kitchen. The rich vegetarian broth was packed with lentils, red beans, green onions and spinach, along with a complex blend of spices. It was a wonderful warming dish for a cold night, and I could’ve easily made a meal of it. The appetizer combo was a hit too — the hummos slightly salty and lemony with a creamy texture, eggplant slightly oily but with a fantastic mix of smoke and spice flavors, and the yogurt/ cucumber mix cooling with a gentle garlic tang. Persian food has the reputation for being meat heavy because most diners order kebabs, but a vegetarian can dine very well from this menu. Our starters were served with thin traditional flatbread, which we also used to mop up every particle of leftover broth. Kebabs are at the heart of most Persian meals, and we did order one made from a fish that would be far from home in Tehran — salmon. Our host said that it is traditionally made with white fish, but he think salmon is better. I couldn’t compare them side-by-side, but the big skewer with three chunks of fish certainly was delicious. The seasoning was mild even by the standards of this cuisine — a faint enhancement of the natural flavor — and the ingredients of the marinade are apparently a secret because our host wouldn’t tell me what it was. For a $2 upgrade we had the rice cooked with barberries, which taste

something like a cross between a cranberry and a tart cherry. The upgrade is very much worth it, as the fruity flavor adds more to the meal than plain basmati. The salad was a typical green salad with a refreshing vinegary dressing, but on future visits I’ll have this on the side because there was a bit too much of it. For a main course I chose ghormeh sabzi, beef stew slow cooked with red beans and herbs in a sweet-and-sour sauce. I could taste cardamom and sumac, the tart spice that is in a shaker on every Persian table, among the principal ingredients, but I would be hard pressed to say what else was in there. It was as complex as any curry but without the peppers, ginger and other spices that dominate Indian stews. To drink there was water, tea or juice. They don’t serve alcohol here but allow you to bring in your own wine with no corkage fee. I will do that next time, because it will be an interesting challenge to pair these dishes. Baklava was the only dessert offered, but as the meals were very filling we had no room for it. Dinner for two ran just under $60, a price we considered quite fair. Those who already appreciate this most subtle cuisine of South Asia will find their favorites very well executed, and if you are not familiar with this style of dining at all, Reyhan is a great place to learn. Reyhan is open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 4 to 10 p.m. on weekends. Valet or street parking available. No alcohol, but corkage is free. Menu online. March 6, 2014 THE ARGONAUT PAGE 15


Westside Happenings

Compiled by Michael Aushenker

Sunday: The Santa Monica Symphony continues its 2013-14 season with a 7 p.m. concert celebrating Russian masters of classical music, performing Borodin’s “Polovetsian Dances,” Glazunov’s “Violin Concerto in A minor” and Rachmaninoff’s “Symphony No. 2 in E minor” under the direction of conductor and music director Guido Lamell. Admission is free; open seating. Barnum Hall at Santa Monica High School, 600 Olympic Blvd., Santa Monica. Call (310) 395-6330 or visit smsymphony.org.

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Mar Vista Seniors Club, 9:30 a.m.-noon Group for seniors 50+ meets Fridays at Mar Vista Park Recreation Center, 11430 Woodbine St., Mar Vista. (310) 838-2981

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Survivors of the Holocaust” book signing and discussion, 10:15 a.m. Sholem Community hosts Holocaust survivors Henry Slucki and Marie Kaufman, who were both young Jewish children in France when the Nazis invaded. Their book contains first-person accounts of experiences in ghettos and concentration camps, hiding and running from the Nazi forces, and losing and reuniting with family during the events of World War II. Book signing to follow discussion. Admission: free. Westside Neighborhood School, 5401 Beethoven Street, Del Rey.  Susie Hansen’s Latin Jazz, 1-4 p.m. A free outdoor concert at Fisherman’s Village, 13755 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey. (310) 3019900 “Aspirin and Elephants,” 3 p.m. The 25th anniversary run of Jerry Mayer’s comedic play about turbulent romance aboard a cruise ship continues at Santa Monica Playhouse, 1211 4th St., Santa Monica. (310) 394-9779; santamonicaplayhouse.com

Monday, March 10 Knitting Class, 5-6:30 p.m. Learn how to knit at Santa Monica Public Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica. Bring your own supplies. (310) 458- 8600; smpl.org Inner Transformation Series, 7-9 p.m. Learn how to achieve „


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Wednesday, March 12 Westchester Life Story Writing Group, 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. meets on Wednesdays at the YMCA Annex, 8020 Alverstone Ave., Westchester. Donation: $6 a semester. Call (310) 397-3967 Toastmasters Speakers by the Sea, 11 a.m. - noon Learn how to improve public speaking skills when the club meets at 1200 Vista del Mar, Room 230, Playa del Rey. (310) 559-2834

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Thursday, March 13: Folk musician Tracy Newman (pictured) and the Reinforcements team with special guest Shaun Cromwell for an 8 p.m. show at The Talking Stick, 1411 Lincoln Blvd, Venice. Newman — co-creator of TV sitcom “According to Jim” and a writer on the Emmy-winning coming-out episode of “Ellen” — will lead the band in performing original material from their albums “A Place in the Sun” and “I Only See You,” and Cromwell will play some of his songs and discuss the stories behind them. “I might even ask him to define some of the words he so casually uses, like ‘culvert,’ ‘camber’ and ‘samp.’ “I know I can look them up, but I want to see Shaun squirm,” said Newman, continuing a second-Thursdays residency at the venue. $10. Call (310) 450-6052.

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Free Senior Fitness Assessment, 11 a.m.- Noon. Westchester Playa Village continues their collaboration with LMU’s Dept. of Health & Human Sciences to help gain a realistic understanding of one’s fitness level. Additional dates: Mar. 20 Free Balance & Mobility Assessment; Mar. 27-Apr. 24, Free Falls Risk Reduction Exercise Series. Covenant Presbyterian Church, 6323 W. 80th St ., Westchester. (310) 695-7030.

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It’s all about the food when Uncle Darrow’s marks its 15th annual Mardi Gras West celebration By Michael Aushenker This week New Orleans officially marked Mardi Gras, the pre-Lent decadence that in Crescent City has come to signify daiquiri-filled cups, parade floats, colorful beads and all-around wild partying. If there’s one place on the Westside that’s serious about celebrating the holiday — the food, in particular — it’s Uncle Darrow’s Cajun/Creole Eatery. The family-friendly 15th annual Mardi Gras West “Fat Saturday” celebration comes replete with live zydeco, jazz, blues

and hip hop music as well as, of course, plenty of wholesome Cajun and Creole cooking. Uncle Darrow’s boasts a menu sans beef, pork and lard, with all seafood farm-raised and grain-fed save the blue crab in its award-winning Filé Gumbo. This year, event partners Councilman Mike Bonin and Re-Unite America also bring a charitable component. Live acts on the bill include T-Lou, Super Hot Zydeco Band, and Ashley and Ashton of 2-U-Neek. Expect plenty of dancing, a crawfish boil and face painting among the afternoon’s activities.

Uncle Darrow’s originally opened on Venice Boulevard near La Brea Avenue on Feb. 4, 1994 — a date several weeks late, due to the Northridge Earthquake. Uncle Darrow’s re-launched at its current Lincoln Boulevard location in 1999 after Norwood J. Clark, Jr. and his partners realized that 70 percent of their business came from the Westside. Over the years, the restaurant has cultivated a loyal clientele that has included actors John Larroquette, Ed Harris, Ed O’Neill, and George Lopez and athletes Deion Sanders, Lamar Odom and

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surroundings. Be ready for those “What about me?” questions. If your child is in Scouts, Little League or other organizations, contact those associations for referrals in your new neighborhood or city. Knowing they won’t have to give up favorite hobbies or sports goes a long way toward helping children adjust. Let your child participate. Make a fun activity out of researching services you’ll need online, like finding a veterinarian for your dog. Older children can find blogs online about their new school. Keep your children occupied by letting them plan what to pack and what to take in the car or plane on the way to their new home. Pack a box or two of their special things, and make sure it gets to your new home before you and the kids arrive so they won’t have to wait for their favorite things until everything’s unpacked. Encourage them to take the time to exchange goodbyes with friends and loved ones, and get addresses, email addresses,

and phone numbers to stay in touch. If they’re old enough to write, let them start making notes about the moving experience, so they can put their thoughts into letters later. Try to stick to normal routines as much as possible. Let your children know that, although they will soon live in a new house, the rules of the household will still be the same. Bedtime is still at 9 p.m., and homework must still be completed before TV or video games. Make sure they know that, although Mom and Dad are a little busier and distracted with the move, they love their children very much and are giving the entire household a new opportunity to grow. Your preparations will go a long way toward reassuring your children that their needs are being considered, even while big changes are happening around them. This week’s question was answered by Bob and Cheryl Herrera, Professional Real Estate Services, (310) 985-5427, www.bob-cheryl.com.

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“Experience casual elegance and comfortable living in this two-story home on a large corner lot,” says agent Stephanie Younger. “Colorful landscaping and a sitting porch welcome you, and great natural light fills the living room with its hardwood floors and granite-framed fireplace. An adjacent formal dining room leads to a large, eat-in kitchen. The great room has glass doors to the private backyard with a sunny patio and lawn. On the second floor, there is an expansive master suite with spa-like bath, two additional bedrooms and full bath. A fourth bedroom and another bath complete the first-floor layout.” The property is offered at $1,249,000. Information, Stephanie Younger, Teles Properties, (424) 203-1828.

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The Argonaut ~ Home Sales Index~

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Roman Bruno Honored

Coldwell Banker Venice would like to congratulate Roman Bruno - LA’s Best Realtor®, on a successful year in real estate. Roman has lived in Southern California for over 30 years and has always had a passion for real estate, and architecture as well as for function and design. After working in Marketing, Development, and Creative Advertising for many years, he soon found himself studying the real estate market daily and has been pursuing his real estate dreams ever since. Although Roman serves all of LA, his main focus is on the coastal beach communities. Information, Roman Bruno, Coldwell Banker, Venice/Marina del Rey, (310) 666-7569, www. romanbruno.com.

Lezlie Brazil Honored

Keller Williams Pacific Playa would like to congratulate Lezlie Brazil on being named the 2014 Culver City Unified School District Sees’ Candies’ Volunteer of the Year for her endless support of El Rincon Elementary School. Lezlie has graciously donated her time to raising money, freeing up teacher time by making photocopies, creating events, working with students, and so much more. Lezlie has managed all this while being among the top producers in their office. Information, Leslie Brazil, Keller Williams Pacific Playa, (310) 256-3040.

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29 $572,153

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21 $931,400

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23 $737,400

23 $998,000

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33 $1,519,850

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“This immaculate three bedroom, two bath family home is located on a very quiet street, within a short walking distance of the Mar Vista Elementary School,” says agent Margareta Saperston. “The home features a front living room with a fireplace and hardwood floors, opening into the dining area. There are two family bedrooms, a large master bedroom and a den, both of which have access to the large brick patio and the garden. The large kitchen has a breakfast area and a laundry room with access to the garden.”The property is offered at $1,219,000. Information, Margareta Saperston, Keller Williams, Marina/LA, (310) 384-2676.

Osage Home

“Spread out and enjoy the space in this three bedroom, 1.75 bath home,” says agent Bob Waldron. “The inviting living room has a vaulted beam ceiling, a wood-burning fireplace, built-in bookshelves and cabinets, and two picture windows. The formal dining room has a built-in buffet, and the kitchen and breakfast area have a view of the patio and rear yard, which provides an outdoor entertainment area with lawn and fruit trees. The master suite has a beam ceiling and double closets. Laundry facilities adjoin the kitchen, and there is an attached garage, with a brick inlaid driveway.”The property is offered at $685,000. Information, Bob Waldron, Coldwell Banker Westchester/Playa, (310) 337-9225.

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“This custom mid-century inspired home is in the heart of Playa del Rey,” says agent Jane St. John. “The four bedroom, 4.5 bath two-story home has open entertaining spaces with dramatic views. The living room and dining space has floor to ceiling windows and recessed lighting, and the kitchen features top of the line appliances, a breakfast bar and direct ocean views. On the main level, two en suite bedrooms have luxurious baths, a powder room, and an office/den with a private entrance. Downstairs is the master suite with sliding doors to the patio and a spa-like bath, and another en suite bedroom.” The property is offered at $2,499,000. Information, Jane St. John, RE/MAX Estate Properties, (310) 577-5300 x301.

Sunset Views

“This one bedroom unit has unobstructed city and mountain views, hardwood floors, and stainless appliances,” says agent Eileen McCarthy. “Enjoy all the amenities that Marina City Club has to offer: six tennis courts, fitness center, pools, tennis and racquetball courts, restaurants, beauty salon, 24-hour security, and proximity to the beach and local restaurants.” The property is offered at $379,000. Information, Eileen McCarthy, RE/MAX Estate Properties, (310) 822-8910.


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Plenty of room to run The Westside hosts the ASICS L.A. Marathon and seventh annual Race for Success 5k this weekend

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By Michael Aushenker If ever there was a weekend for a run, this is it. On Saturday, Loyola Marymount University hosts the seventh annual Race for Success 5k — a charity event that involves participants from 14 schools and several businesses throughout the Playa Vista, Playa del Rey and Westchester area. On Sunday, Santa Monica hosts the finish line of the ASICS L.A. Marathon, with more than 25,000 runners taking starting off at Dodger Stadium along a 26.2-mile trek ending steps away from the pier. Not to be overshadowed by the big show, Race for Success has swelled from 250 participants and 12 sponsors in 2007 to 1,800 participants and more than 50 booths this year, with proceeds going to local public schools. Local parents Mathu Matthews and Christine Ayala initially organized the 5k, which this year includes a companion 1-kiddie race, to create “an umbrella entity that could bring all these community schools together and help raise funds on a larger scale,” Matthews said. “Smaller cities have educational foundations that raise hundreds of thousands to make sure programs are not cut. Each of these schools has their own parent/teacher organizations struggling to get community entities to give,” he continued. Pointing up the obstacles public schools face in raising funds, the Race for Success nearly hit the end of its road five years ago before LMU officials embraced the event. “We used to run the event on the streets and end at LMU for the expo, but after the first two years, with city budget cuts, they were no longer able to give street closures for free. That is when LMU stepped up to host the event on their campus. [College officials] provide the public safety officers, audio/video equipment, parking, and tables and chairs for the booths,” Matthews said. LMU also determines the scheduling of the race. Schools participating this year include Kentwood Elementary, Loyola Village Elementary, Paseo del Rey Elementary, Westport Heights Elementary, Orville Wright STEAM Magnet Middle, Westchester Enriched Sciences Magnet High School, St. Bernard High School, St. Anastasia, St. Jerome, Westchester Lutheran, Open School Magnet Charter, WISH Charter and Playa Vista Elementary. The organizers stress Race for Success 5K is more than just your typical school booster. “It’s really become a big community event,” Ayala said. “We have a lot of

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Santa Monica’s Stephanie Singer, 67, heads back to the LA Marathon

schools participating for the first time. They’re all working together. It’s nice to see them reach out to the community as a whole.” For 67-year-old Santa Monica resident Stephanie Singer, Sunday’s L.A. Marathon is an occasion both for personal achievement and family bonding. Until she turned 60, Singer had only cheered for her sons from the sidelines during races, but now the running shoe is on the other foot. Her two adult boys (and LAPD detective husband, who has also run the marathon) will be cheering on mom. Singer, a former high school counselor, takes cardio and weightlifting classes through the Santa Monica College Emeritus program and trains with the volunteer organization L.A. Leggers. “It empowers me that I can do anything I put my mind to,” she said. “Your body is not really supposed to do this. You have to convince yourself ‘I’ve done the training, I can get through this.’” Singer said she chose the L.A. Marathon for a simple reason: “What’s better than to have people cheer as you end the race right at home?” The seventh annual Race for Success 5k begins at 8 a.m. Saturday at Loyola Marymount University in Westchester. Call (310) 216-0890 or visit raceforsuccess5K.org. The ASICS L.A. Marathon begins at 6:50 a.m. Sunday at Dodger Stadium and will prompt a temporary closure of Ocean Boulevard. Visit lamarathon.com for details. § michael@argonautnews.com

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Modern romance gone awry

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Even though the real-life narrative that this 90-minute, one-act play is based on is already out there, both writer and director did not want to divulge too many details so as not to betray the play’s central plot-twist. Promotional material encapsulates “talhotblond” this way: “Sex and obsession, indulged through an erotic relationship on the Internet, leads to explosive consequences, becoming a cautionary tale for the times we live in.” “Everybody lies online,” the poster’s tagline ominously teases. While not siding with her story’s middleaged perpetrator, Bates suggests that some sympathy is evoked for both predator and prey, with modern communication and technology (and its psychologically and emotionally damaging potential) arising as the piece’s true villain. Bates stumbled onto the source material for her adaption back in 2012. “Barbara Schroeder had already done a documentary,” Bates recalled. “The story was so chilling, I couldn’t get it out of my mind.” Also titled “talhotblond,” Schroeder’s Katherine Bates’ “Talhotblond” premieres Friday at the Ruskin Group Theatre Emmy-winning 2009 doc inspired a izona Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90401 • 310.395.0033 ns at 2nd & Arizona Ave. • Mon-Sat: 10 AM-9 PM • Sun: 12-6 PM

By Michael Aushenker Think of the play “talhotblond” as kind of the flip side of the movie “Her.” Kathrine Bates’ new play, debuting tomorrow night at Ruskin Group Theatre in Santa Monica, addresses the distance and the disconnect between humans brought on by 21st-century modes of communication. This story of an online union gone horribly awry depicts what happens when “a middle-aged man [played by Mark Rimer] whose passion has gone out of his life” meets a young woman [Erin Patrick] and commits “a terrible act” propelling him down “a descent into hell,” Bates said. What’s particularly frightening is that this story really happened. “[Upon first reading the script], it disturbed me because it’s based on a true story,” said “Talhotblond” director Beverly Ovelin. “It’s very much blurring the lines between reality and illusion and how people can fall into this abyss of illusion just strung together by words in cyberspace. This is a serious issue that’s become a very scary part of our future.”

2012 Lifetime movie directed by actress Courtney Cox. For Bates — who in the past wrote period pieces “The Manor,” a recreation of the 1921 Fatty Arbuckle scandal and trial; “The Color of Rose,” about Rose Kennedy’s inspiring life; and “Evil Legacy,” the Lucrezia Borgia story — crafting a contemporary play proved a wonderful creative challenge. “Surprisingly, it captured my imagination and my passion,” the Culver City-based playwright said. “It says a lot about the age in which we live.” The play’s subtext invites a slew of questions, continued Bates: “What is it in our own psyche —what are we missing — that we need to reach out to anonymous people [for intimacy]?” Bates noted how, incrementally, “progress” is chipping away at our humanity on a daily basis. Whether it’s “the self-check-out lane, the ATM — little by little, each of these opportunities for a smile and a ‘hi’ and a ‘how are you?’ and opportunities to get to know your neighbor, all of these things are going away.”

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Academy Award-winning ‘Gravity’ director Alfonso Cuarón gives LMU students a recipe for success in filmmaking Lubezki, who has been cinematographer for six of his Cuarón’s films, including “Gravity.” Cuarón, 52, credited Lubezki, who he affectionately calls “Chivo” (“Goat”), for much of his artistic growth. “Chivo, as well as other directors, embraced me and pushed me into doing different things,” Cuarón said. Cuarón — who co-wrote “Gravity” with son Jonás Cuarón and co-produced the space drama with David Heyman — previously garnered international fame with films such as “Y Tu Mamá También” and “Sólo con tu Pareja” (also released as “Love in the Time of Hysteria”), the Heyman-produced fantasy “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban” and the futurist drama “Children of Men.” He is partnering with executive producer J. J. Abrams on “Believe,” an NBC fantasy adventure series slated to premiere on March 10. Cuarón spoke at LMU as part of the university’s “Hollywood Masters” series, which introduces students to the personal and professional journeys of entertainment industry insiders. “As we nurture and develop the next generation of filmmakers, it’s important for them to learn from and be inspired by the career paths of some of the most established talent in the industry,” said Stephen Ujlaki, dean of LMU’s School of Film and Television. Cuarón told students that increasing access to technology is a big advantage for young filmmakers, and that it was the

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By Gary Walker Not long before winning best director at the Academy Awards on Sunday, “Gravity” director Alfonso Cuarón dispensed a bit of Oscar-speech-ready advice at Loyola Marymount University’s School of Film and Television. “A director is only as good as his collaborators,” Cuarón, the first LatinAmerican to take the Academy’s top prize for directing, told students during a Feb. 12 Q+A session led by the Hollywood Reporter’s Stephen Galloway in the auditorium of the school’s Mayer Theater. But Cuarón also said that one of the most important things a successful film director should develop is a theme. Cuarón’s, it appears, is conflict. Born in Mexico to a nuclear physicist father and chemist mother, Cuarón said an uncle encouraged him to pursue his dream of becoming a filmmaker by enrolling in film school in Mexico during the student uprisings of the late 1960s and early ‘70s. “You could feel it in the air. You could see the soldiers and the students being beaten,” he said of the conflicts raging before his eyes. Flash forward to today, and “when I make a film, part of what I’m doing is trying to understand the clash between different personalities and the environment where they exist,” he said. During film school, Cuarón worked on other people’s movies as a location scout and an assistant director. It was on one of these projects that Cuarón met Emmanuel

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technological features of “Gravity” that resonated with him. “I didn’t want to make another movie about NASA,” he said. “We had to develop our own technology so that we could make this film.” Cuarón, however, is not convinced that attending film school is essential for budding filmmakers. “I don’t think most films schools are very relevant today,” said Cuarón, who was kicked out of film school in Mexico but credited the experience with teaching him “how to create a community of

collaborators” and understand “film language in its historical context.” Cuarón is optimistic that the filmmakers of tomorrow can eclipse the masters of yesterday and today. “I’m very optimistic about the younger generation because they are much wiser than [previous generations]. They are the first generation in hundreds of years to be born with new tools, and these tools are organic to them,” Cuarón said. “The possibility that something great can happen exists.”§ gary@argonautnews.com

Far From “Invisible”

To shoot their latest video, arena rockers U2 landed at Santa Monica Airport By Michael Aushenker Despite the song’s title, the impact of U2’s recent landing at Santa Monica Airport was far from “Invisible.” Many high-profile film and television shoots have unfolded inside and around the airport’s Barker Hangar, from John Woo’s “Broken Arrow” to the bowling dream sequence in the Coen Bros.’ cult classic “The Big Lebowski” to the sci-fi actioner “Battle Los Angeles.” TV’s “American Idol” and spots for Taco Bell have also been shot there. Director Mark Romanek entered Barker Hangar with Bono and the boys in January and, after a span of three days, emerged with a performance-themed video for the Irish rockers’ latest release. Debuting on Feb. 2 during the Super Bowl telecast (which turned out to be the highest-rated televised program in history), the “Invisible” video ultimately helped U2 raise more than $3.1 million toward pet cause the Red Campaign, a nonprofit dedicated to fighting AIDS. Romanek’s work on “Invisible” plays

toward the Dublin band’s larger-than-life, arena-sized swagger while taking a stab at artsy by shooting in black and white with extensive lighting effects. Judi Barker, who oversees Barker Hangar, traced the arrival of one of the biggestselling rock groups of all time back to December, when representatives for what was billed as a low-key shoot signed up to rent the venue. “It started out as a commercial,” Barker said. Then the reps filled out a form, and “that’s when it got interesting. It’s going to be a long commercial. It’s going to take a couple of weeks.” The people running Barker Hangar were then told amplified sound would be involved. Oh, and expect 1,200 extras, because “it’s going to look like a concert,” Barker said. Then came a request for extensive security. Barker’s reaction: “What? Is Obama coming?” Barker said she was thrilled upon finally learning the true identity of her mystery guests. “I love U2! I’ve seen them at the Rose

Bowl and in Anaheim and at the Forum,” she said. “They would go down into my conference room, right under my office and rehearse,” added Barker, who likened it to “having your own private free concert every day.” According to Barker, U2 warmed up with older cuts such as “Desire.” Whether “Invisible” will be the first single off of their still-untitled 13th studio album, currently eyeing a summer release, is unclear. However, it’s the first song U2 has released since their Academy Awardsnominated soundtrack cut “Ordinary Love” in 2013. Romanek — whose theatrical featurefilm detours have included 2002’s “One Hour Photo” and the offbeat 2010 sciencefiction drama “Never Let Me Go” — broke into entertainment on the strength of memorable videos for Nine Inch Nails (“Closer”) and Beck (“Devil’s Haircut”). He also directed clips for Coldplay (“Speed of Sound”) and, last year, Jay-Z (“Picasso Baby”). His most memorable and poignant video is arguably the one for Johnny Cash’s late-career cover of Nine

Inch Nails’ “Hurt,” which, incorporating old footage of Cash and wife June Carter, built up into a feverish life-flashing-beforeone’s-eyes visual and aural crescendo. U2 was not the first high-profile musical act to work at Barker Hangar. Michael Jackson filmed 1993’s “Black and White” video there, and sister Janet Jackson spent a week there rehearsing for a tour. Bruno Mars has used Barker Hangar, as have Rod Stewart and Foo Fighters. In 2012, Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg did a run-through of their Coachella set. “I walked in and almost dropped my jaw,” said Barker of catching that preview of their famed Tupac Shakur hologram. Barker believes it’s the sheer scale of the hanger — 35,000 square feet, with 43-foot high ceilings — that makes it so appealing for entertainers. “The ceilings are so high and the stage is so big, you can rehearse your whole stage show [inside],” she said. And the relative seclusion, she adds, allows them to work almost as though they were “invisible.”§ michael@argonautnews.com March 6, 2014 THE ARGONAUT PAGE 29


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LEGAL ADVERTISING FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2014 028773 The following person is doing business as: Mission Music, 1102 Grant Ave., Venice, CA. 90291. Registered owners: Hi-Finesse Music And Sound, LLC, 1102 Grant Ave., Venice, CA. 90291. This business is conducted by a limited liability. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on n/a. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true any material matter pursuant to Section 17913 of the Business and Professions Code that the registrant knows to be false is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000)). Registrant Signature/ Name: Hi-Finesse Music And Sound, LLC. Title: President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on Feb. 3, 2014. Argonaut published: Feb. 20, 27, Mar. 6, 13, 2014. NOTICE-In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2014 030050 The following person is doing business as: Yoga Salt, 4206 Lincoln Blvd., Marina Del Rey, CA. 90292. Registered owners: Tamal Dodge, 4022 Moore St., Los Angeles, CA. 90066. This business is conducted by an individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on n/a. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true any material matter pursuant to Section 17913 of the Business and Professions Code that the registrant knows to be false is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000)). Registrant Signature/Name: Tamal Dodge. Title: Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on Feb. 4, 2014. Argonaut published: Feb. 27, Mar. 6, 13, 20, 2014. NOTICE-In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2014 032182 The following person is doing business as: 1) KFS, INC Worldwide Logistics, 2207 E. Carson St. #C-2, Carson, CA. 90810, 2) Global International, 186 Intermodal Pkwy, Fort Worth, TX. 76177. Registered owners: KFS, INC., 186 Intermodal Pkwy, Fort Worth, TX. 76177. This business is conducted by a corporation. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed

above on Jan. 1, 2014. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true any material matter pursuant to Section 17913 of the Business and Professions Code that the registrant knows to be false is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000)). Registrant Signature/Name: KFS, INC. Title: Secretary. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on Feb. 6, 2014. Argonaut published: Feb. 27, Mar. 6, 13, 20, 2014. NOTICE-In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2014 033450 The following person is doing business as: Mom’s Next Home, 1327 Preston Way, Venice, CA. 90291. Registered owners: Maristel Rosengrant, 1327 Preston Way, Venice, CA. 90291. This business is conducted by an individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on Feb. 6, 2014. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true any material matter pursuant to Section 17913 of the Business and Professions Code that the registrant knows to be false is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000)). Registrant Signature/ Name: Maristel Rosengrant. Title: Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on Feb. 6, 2014. Argonaut published: Feb. 13, 20, 27, and Mar. 6, 2014. NOTICE-In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2014 035951 The following person is doing business as: Rez, 5047 Bakman Ave. #212, North Hollywood, CA. 91601. Registered owners: 1) Eric Russell Sampson, 5047 Bakman Ave. #212, North Hollywood, CA. 91601, 2) Daniel James McMains, 11540 Hartsook St., North Hollywood, CA. 91601. This business is conducted by a general partnership. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on Dec. 1, 2013. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true any material matter pursuant to Section 17913 of the Business and Professions Code that the registrant knows to be false is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000)). Registrant Signature/ Name: Eric Sampson. Title: N/A.

This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on Feb. 10, 2014. Argonaut published: Feb. 27, Mar. 6, 13, 20, 2014. NOTICEIn accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2014 040520 The following person is doing business as: Whiskey Neat Press, 4633 Ambrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA. 90027. Registered owners: Eric Monsky, 4633 Ambrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA. 90027. This business is conducted by an individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on n/a. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true any material matter pursuant to Section 17913 of the Business and Professions Code that the registrant knows to be false is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000)). Registrant Signature/ Name: Eric Monsky. Title: President/ Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on Feb. 13, 2014. Argonaut published: Feb. 27, Mar. 6, 13, 20, 2014. NOTICE-In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2014 042782 The following person is doing business as: Mr. Wolf, 1240 6th St., Santa Monica, CA. 90401. Registered owners: Rocket Science Fishing, Inc., 1657 Euclid St., Santa Monica, CA. 90404. This business is conducted by a corporation. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on n/a. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true any material matter pursuant to Section 17913 of the Business and Professions Code that the registrant knows to be false is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000)). Registrant Signature/Name: One Daniel Yoon. Title: President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on Feb. 18, 2014. Argonaut published: Feb. 20, 27, Mar. 6, 13, 2014. NOTICE-In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a

change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2014 052087 The following person is doing business as: Agents of Adventure, 10949 Palms Blvd. #2, Los Angeles, CA. 90034. Registered owners: Eric Ludwig, 10949 Palms Blvd. #2, Los Angeles, CA. 90034. This business is conducted by an individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on n/a. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true any material matter pursuant to Section 17913 of the Business and Professions Code that the registrant knows to be false is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000)). Registrant Signature/ Name: Eric Ludwig. Title: Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on Feb. 26, 2014. Argonaut published: Mar. 6, 13, 20, 27, 2014. NOTICEIn accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2014 052427 The following person is doing business as: Olympios & Associates, 8017 Rayford Dr., Los Angeles, CA. 90045. Registered owners: Stavros Olympios, 8017 Rayford Dr., Los Angeles, CA. 90045. This business is conducted by an individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on n/a. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true any material matter pursuant to Section 17913 of the Business and Professions Code that the registrant knows to be false is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000)). Registrant Signature/ Name: Stavros Olympios. Title: Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on Feb. 26, 2014. Argonaut published: Mar. 6, 13, 20, 27, 2014. NOTICEIn accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code).


legal NOtices SUPErIOr cOUrT OF caLIFOrNIa, cOUNTY OF LOS aNGELES, SUMMONS caSE NUMBEr Bc502285 NOTICE TO DEFENDANT: Avenger123, an individual, and does 1 through 100 inclusive. YOU ARE BEING SUED BY PLAINTIFF: Babak Bobby Saadian.DATED: Mar. 4, 2013. 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 a 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 do not 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 nonprofit legal services program. You can locate these nonprofit groups at the California Legal Services Web site (www.lawhelpcalifornia.org), the California Courts Online Self-Help Center (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 courtís lien must be paid before the court will dismiss the case. The name and address of the court is: Central District - Stanley Mosk, 111 N. Hill Street, Los Angeles, CA. 90012. The name, address, and telephone number of plaintiff’s attorney, or plaintiff without an attorney, is: Bobby Saadian, Esq. Wilshire Law Firm; 3055 Wilshire Blvd., 12th Fl, Los Angeles, CA. 90010; 213-381-9988. DATE:March 4, 2014, John A. Clark, Clerk, by I. Chambers, Deputy. PUBLISH: The Argonaut Newspaper, 03/6/14, 03/13/14, 03/20/14.

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