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No Justice for Brendon Glenn

Keeping officer-involved shooting videos from the public undermines trust in the legal system It has been two years, 10 months and 11 days since a Los Angeles police officer shot and killed an unarmed 29-year-old during a late-night scuffle a block away from the Venice Boardwalk. Enough time for the L.A. Police Commission to rule that former LAPD Officer Clifford Proctor violated department policy and had no justification to shoot Brendon Glenn twice in the back on a busy Windward Avenue sidewalk. Enough time for LAPD Chief Charlie Beck to say Proctor should be charged with manslaughter for Glenn’s death. Enough time for Proctor to resign from the force as he faces domestic violence charges in Orange County. Enough time for the Los Angeles City Council to settle a wrongful death suit by Glenn’s family for $4 million. But only now is the press and public able to view security camera footage of the shooting — and only because Los Angeles County prosecutors have finally decided not to file charges against Proctor. In other words, now that it’s too late for anyone to demand justice for Brendon Glenn.

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Newly released surveillance video footage shows Proctor firing the second shot at Glenn The L.A. County District Attorney’s Office announced its decision last week with the release of an 83-page investigation report that bends over backwards to give Proctor the benefit of every possible doubt.

Proctor said he opened fire after seeing Glenn’s hand touch the holster of his partner’s service revolver, but two years ago Beck told police commissioners the LAPD’s internal investigation found no evidence — including video footage — to

suggest Glenn’s hand was anywhere near the gun or might have appeared to be. The D.A.’s report flips the script to state that “neither the video nor any witnesses had the same vantage point as Proctor” and offers the linguistic gymnastics that “no witness stated that Glenn was not attempting to grab one of [the other officer’s] weapons.” It concludes that Proctor might have had reason to believe Glenn posed some kind of threat, thus giving Proctor the right to shoot Glenn in the back from several feet away. “Prosecutors cannot ethically charge a person with a crime if they do not believe a jury would convict that person of that crime,” concludes L.A. County District Attorney Jackie Lacey — who in doing so ensures that a jury will never get a chance to decide. The cognitive dissonance of L.A.’s top cop siding against one of his officers only to be undermined by county prosecutors is an alarming turn of events that undercuts confidence in our justice system and promotes widespread (Continued on page 9)


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Snapchat’s Disappearing Act

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Where Brunch is King

The tech giant Venice loves to hate will move most of its workers to Santa Monica............. 8

Culver City mourns the longtime leader of its Chamber of Commerce . ........................ 12

Chef Ari Taymor’s Little Prince is getting a royal welcome in Santa Monica . ........... 19

‘Ghost Guns’ Galore Cops find a secret assault rifle and ammo cache during a Venice probation check...... 9


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KXLU Fest IV brings hypnotic hip-hop and exhilarating punk rock to LMU................... 33

Ocean advocates are changing the conversation about plastic, one story at a time ............................................... 14

A Home to History After 72 years, the Westchester Townhouse needs some love. ................ 10


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Confessions of a Venice NIMBY

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in a California prison speaks volumes about liberation . ................................. 17

They ask for your number, then it’s like you never met . ..................................... 35

ARTS & EVENTS Art Gets a Night Out Venice Boulevard came alive with music and dance for Mar Vista Art Walk . ............ 36 On The Cover: Filmmaker and adventurer Alison Teal (a.k.a. “The Female Indiana Jones”) returned to the Maldives to address the rampant plastic pollution she noticed while taping “Naked and Afraid.” Photo by Mark Tipple, courtesy of Alison Teal ( Design by Michael Kraxenberger.


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Le t t e r s You Never Know Why They’re Homeless Re: Comments about “Homeless by Choice,” Letters, March 8 I was once homeless and, yes, by choice. I left home at 13 because my stepfather beat and raped me. My family and neighbors would not take me in because they were afraid of him. It was 1965 and I had nowhere else to go. I slept at Mar Vista Bowl, sitting on a toilet seat. I slept in alleys and laundromats,

and hung out at Mar Vista Library on the weeknights so I could get my homework done. Some friends from school removed the screens from their bedroom windows and I would sneak in at night and sleep without their parents knowing. I was terrified, hungry and alone, but I would not return home after what he did to me. There were no government agencies to assist in caring for me. I was considered a runaway.  Letter writer David Mamann’s

statement that he is “freakin’ tired of being blamed for the ills of the world” is cruel. Let’s all join hands and help the homeless, no matter what their reason for living without a roof over their head. In g-d I trust. Who are we to judge? Lolly Hellman Palms Old Firehouses Could Be New Shelters Re: “Homeless by Choice,” Opinion, March 1

There are several abandoned firehouses throughout Los Angeles that could be reconfigured to shelter or house many of those who are homeless. They already have bathrooms, kitchens and bedrooms. The only problem would be NIMBY opposition, which seems to be the case in Venice and other areas. My personal gripe, however, is about the crossword puzzles, or lack thereof. Only one puzzle has appeared the last three

weeks. What’s going on over there? Aren’t you interested in providing your readers some relief from the news? Please allow us the chance to use a little brain power. Arnold Lipschultz Westchester


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Snapchat’s Disappearing Act The tech giant Venice loves to hate will move most of its workers to Santa Monica Venice Dogz has a litany of complaints against Snap, from converting lofts that are zoned as live/work spaces into offices and snatching up parking from residents to clogging traffic on Venice’s narrow streets with employee shuttles, and deploying a private security force that stands guard outside the opaque windows of former storefronts that became Snap offices. Mike Bravo, a former member of the Venice Neighborhood Council whose family has lived in the same Venice house since the 1930s, called Snap “a hyper example of the gluttonous gentrification Venice Dogz has been tracking Snapchat activity and taking to that’s been going on in the neighborhood.” the streets in protest of its real estate takeover He blames the Los Angeles City Council for being lax in regulating the rapid March 2 that its members are “delighted decade of entertaining crowds on the to hear” of the company’s retreat from boardwalk, the group summoned hundreds expansion of tech companies in the hub of Silicon Beach. Venice, adding: “We hope they continue to protest what they and the Freakshow’s to move out of their remaining locations.” owner said was Snap’s hidden hand behind “Now even the gentrifiers are getting gentrified,” Bravo said. Exactly one year earlier, the day of Snap- the new landlord’s hardball tactics — a Activists monitoring the company’s chat’s $33-billion initial public offering claim Snap has repeatedly denied. dramatic expansion in Venice made a map on the New York Stock Exchange, Venice Mark Rago, a founder of Venice Dogz of 23 properties they say Snap Inc. either Dogz had staged a lively protest near the and 18-year resident of Venice, said the leases or owns in Venice, as well as several company’s offices on Main Street. The group’s chief complaint against Snap is protesters carried signs like “Snap Killed that it treats the neighborhood as if it were “suspected locations” — as yet unconfirmed — where they say Snap Inc. Mom and Pop.” a corporate campus. “Nothing was being In April 2017, when the Venice Beach done about it, and nothing was being Freakshow was forced to close after a enforced,” he said.   (Continued on page 10) Photo by Mia duncans

By Jason McGahan Snap Inc., the $28-billion parent company of the disappearing message app Snapchat, is largely pulling up stakes in Venice — and many longtime locals couldn’t be happier. The tech goliath founded in a beachfront Venice bungalow in 2011 is vacating a large chunk of its network of Venice office space to consolidate operations in a corporate office park near Santa Monica Airport. Snap’s years of rapid patchwork expansion in Venice as the neighborhood swiftly gentrified drew the ire of local activists who blame the company for driving out longtime local businesses and residents. Snap, they say, added too much vanilla to the funky mix of people and cultures Venice is famous for. As the real estate information site Costar first reported, Snap has put 14 of its Venice Beach office locations —a total of 163,000 square feet — up for sublease. More than half of it, about 93,000 square feet, is along the Venice Boardwalk. Venice Dogz: An Alliance for the Preservation of Venice, a foe of Snap’s expansion in the community, issued a statement on

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Police Seize Assault Rifles and 4,000 Bullets in Venice A routine probation check on two convicted felons in Venice yielded the seizure of five AR-15 assault rifles, a massive amount of ammunition and other deadly weapons that landed the suspects back in jail. Officers with the LAPD Pacific Division’s Crime Impact Team and county probation officers discovered the weapons cache while conducting a compliance check at an undisclosed addressed on March 7, according to an LAPD bulletin. The assault rifles were “ghost guns” — unregistered weapons that do not carry a manufacturer’s serial number. Investigators believe they were built from parts of other weapons in a clandestine workshop. Police also seized multiple miscel-

laneous parts for AR-15 style assault rifles — the same kind of weapon used to kill 17 students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida on Valentine’s Day — as well as a fully loaded MAC 11 Machine Pistol modified with a suppressor, a loaded 9mm handgun and 4,000 rounds of ammunition for 9mm, .22, .45, .223 and .556 guns. Officers also recovered 100 rounds of slug shotgun ammunition and nearly 50 highcapacity rifle magazines ranging from 30 to 50 round capacities. The two suspects have not been identified, but police say they had prior gun and narcotics arrests and have been booked on multiple weapons charges and probation violations.

West End Shooting Suspect Arrested A 33-year-old man has been arrested and charged in connection with a brawl that ended with a shooting outside a popular Santa Monica nightclub. Carl Marcel Nelson was arrested in downtown Los Angeles on March 9 after SMPD detectives were able to link him to the crime through forensic evidence, said Santa Monica Police Lt. Saul Rodriguez. He has been charged with attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon and being a felon in possession of a firearm. Nelson and a group of men were seen arguing after leaving the West

End nightclub on Fifth Street in Santa Monica just before 2 a.m. on Feb. 17. The group began fighting and at some point Nelson allegedly pulled out a handgun and shot one of the men, wounding him multiple times in the lower leg, Rodriguez said. The shooter fled the scene and the victim was transported to a local hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening. Nelson is being held on $2.1 million bail and is scheduled to appear at the Airport Courthouse in Westchester on April 11.

There Will Be No Justice for Brendon Glenn cynicism that cops who kill unarmed young men will always get away with it. “Justice cannot be served if justice is not sought,” said L.A. City Councilman Mike Bonin, who calls Lacey’s decision “baffling, disturbing, and — by any common-sense standard — wrong.”

The man suspected of shooting a bar patron in the chest on March 7 outside Surfside Venice on Windward Avenue has been arrested and charged with attempted murder. Robert Leo Mewhorter, 46, allegedly fired his gun nine times at the victim, who was rushed to a local hospital in critical condition but is expected to recover, said LAPD Officer Rosario Herrera. Police say there was a verbal altercation at the bar before Mewhorter, who police says is homeless, returned to the scene with a gun at around 10:30 p.m.

“Those few words escalated into a physical altercation between the victim and the suspect,” Pacific Division Lt. Randy Goddard told a local television station. An eyewitness cell-phone video shows a brief physical struggle before the gunman retreats toward the street and fires a handgun. Pacific Division officers arrested Mewhorter the next day near the scene of the crime, Herrera said. Mewhorter is being held on $2 million bail and faces 34 years to life in prison if convicted.

Santa Monica is Getting a New Chief of Police Folsom Police Chief Cynthia Renaud will be leaving that post to become Santa Monica’s next police chief in late April, Santa Monica City Manager Rick Cole announced Tuesday. Renaud spent 20 years with the Long Beach Police Department before becoming Folsom’s top cop Cynthia in 2011. She’s earned praise for successful citywide crime reduction strategies and neighborhood policing programs, writes The Folsom Telegraph. “I am so fortunate to be selected as Santa Monica’s next police chief and join in your progressive efforts to embrace community while encouraging a healthy, holistic lifestyle that considers the wellbeing of all,” reads a statement by Renaud. “I look forward to meeting

with, connecting with and hearing from all Santa Monicans about what impacts their daily lives.” Five days before the announcement, a letter to Santa Monica residents by interim Santa Monica Police Chief Kenneth Semko acknowledged a series of high-profile crimes leading a Renaud citywide 5.7% uptick in overall crime during the first two months of 2018. “The job of police chief is all about character and leadership,” said Cole. “She will hit the ground running to address public safety challenges in Santa Monica.” Renaud oversaw 105 personnel and a $22-million budget in Folsom. In Santa Monica she’ll oversee 460 personnel and an $86-million budget for an annual salary of $265,440.

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We believe Bonin is well within his rights to make that assertion. The way this case played out is baffling and disturbing. And it certainly feels wrong. Democracy only works when the public is allowed to monitor the activities of public officials — council members, prosecutors and police officers included — in order to hold them accountable

for their actions. The video footage of the Glenn shooting was a matter of public record, and keeping it secret for nearly three years contradicted a compelling public interest in good government. As The Argonaut reported last week, the L.A. Police Commission is poised to reverse decades of government

secrecy by ordering the public release of officer-involved shooting videos within 45 days, unless prosecutors can demonstrate that doing so would be harmful to the interests of justice. It may be too late for Brendon Glenn, but we urge the commission to demonstrate that the law really is on our side. MArch 15, 2018 THE ARGONAUT PAGE 9

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A Home to Community History The Westchester Townhouse has helped generations of kids, but now it needs some love

Snapchat’s Disappearing Act shuttles drop off and pick up employees. (A Snapchat spokesperson called the map “inaccurate.”) Activists have pressed city officials to more strictly enforce zoning laws and filed a complaint last year with the California Coastal Commission that accused Snap of hogging up parking set aside specifically for residents, prompting an investigation. Snap Inc. controls about 605,000 square feet along the L.A. County coastline from Santa Monica to Marina del Rey, according to a corporate prospectus filed in March and various news reports. Over the past six years, Snap has grown from a small tech startup to an employer of some 3,000 workers, and hauled in PAGE 10 THE ARGONAUT March 15, 2018

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By Bonnie Eslinger The Westchester Townhouse is an unassuming brick building that since 1945 has been dedicated to a noble vision: nurture the community’s children by providing them a place to gather, learn, play and grow. The multipurpose facility adjacent to Kentwood Elementary School has little more inside than a small stage, a piano, some chairs and tables. Hand-painted murals of California landscapes decorate the walls. Oh, but what memories it holds. Decades of family-friendly activities, dances, youth organization meetings, fundraisers and holiday celebrations. Jaymes Bellous, the volunteer board chair for the nonprofit that oversees use of the building, fondly recalls times spent at the Townhouse some 20 years ago with his two kids. “My son was a scout, and the Pinewood Derby was held there. It was a big event for this town,” Bellous said. “At Halloween there were costume parties and we turned it into a haunted house. Thousands of kids have gone through this community building in the last 72 years.” The youth-focused organizations that use the Westchester Townhouse are not charged, so money for building maintenance and upgrades is dependent on the generosity of the local community at large. A few years ago, the Drollinger Family Charitable Foundation funded a new roof, heating and air conditioning system, insulation, fence and a gate. “They’re just a terrific family charitable foundation that does a lot for our community,” Bellous said. But there are still significant repairs that need to be done, he added, including replacing the facility’s worn-out floors

The Westchester Townhouse hosts local Girl Scout activities and original wooden doors. The asphalt in front of the building also needs to be resealed. And, as always, funds are needed for such ongoing expenses as insurance, a cleaning service and a gardener. To finance the building maintenance

work, the Westchester Townhouse board is hoping to raise $35,000. The organization is currently running a fundraising campaign that will culminate in an April 14 community festival with an inflatable bounce house, family entertainment, a raffle, food and presentations by the

organizations currently using the facility — which include Boy Scout and Girl Scout troops and a local family theater group called Music West. “The building’s sole purpose is to serve the youth of our community,” Bellous said. “Instead of having a meeting in the living room of your house or your garage, you have a facility you can go to that’s offered at no cost.” Anne-Marie Ross moved to the community about three years ago and discovered the Westchester Townhouse after she volunteered to be a Girl Scout leader for her daughter’s troop and was looking for a place for their gatherings. “When I walked in the doors I was immediately struck by charm and history of the place,” Ross said. “It’s got these hand-drawn murals all around the walls. It’s very warm and inviting.” As part of its fundraising effort, the Westchester Townhouse is offering various forms of recognition and marketing opportunities to contributors, such as inclusion in social media promotions, banner signage on the facility’s front fence and a name etched on a plaque inside the building. All levels of support are welcome — and vital to the community hub’s continued use, Ross said. “The townhouse has offered itself as a venue for meetings and activities,” she said. “Now it’s in need of the community giving back and supporting it in order to ensure the next 70 years.” The “Fun-Raising” Festival happens from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 14, at the Westchester Townhouse, 8501 Emerson Ave., Westchester. Connect with organizers at

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about $3.4 billion from last year’s IPO. Snap has previously said that it would focus future growth outside Venice, but locals remained skeptical even after the company leased 300,000 square feet in Santa Monica with an option for 100,000 more. “I’m still in disbelief,” said Barbara Lonsdale, a 31-year resident of Venice and member of Venice Dogz. “The [Snapchat-owned] Spectacles [camera glasses] shop on the boardwalk, it’s gone. I don’t have to yell at them anymore, so that’s nice.” The business press has interpreted Snap’s move as matter of simply outgrowing it’s limited supply of commercial office space, and the company implied as much

in a recent statement. “While we are looking forward to bringing teams closer together in Santa Monica,” the company said, “Venice is a magical place and we’re so grateful to have started and grown our company here.” Snap founder Evan Spiegel and his team of executives reportedly intend to have more employees in Santa Monica than in Venice by the middle of the year — though they intend to always keep some office space in Venice. “It could just be they’re moving out of Venice because that boardwalk property was really expensive,” Lonsdale said, but “I would hope that we have something to do with it.”

Rago said he welcomes Snap’s retreat as a reprieve for residents and small business owners feeling the pinch of rising rents. But the rise in the cost of living and doing business — especially along the boardwalk — may be irreversible. “We don’t expect thrift stores to take their place. I’m sure they’re still going to get top dollar for all these properties they’re subleasing,” Rago said. “Are they still going to utilize all their shuttles, all their security guards? We’re still watching.” A version of this story first appeared on the digital news and culture platform L.A. Taco (

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Confessions of a Venice NIMBY We all want to help, but squeezing most of the Westside’s homeless services and large supportive housing projects into a single neighborhood just isn’t fair which is close to the goal of 222 PSH units that the counThe author is a founding member of cil’s “geographic equity” the community group Venice Vision resolution sets for entire ( council districts. Meanwhile, Bonin does not have any PSH There has been a lot of talk in the press planned for Pacific Palisades or and among politicians lately about how Brentwood, even though they “NIMBYs” must not be permitted to are each more than five times interfere with the city’s mission to build larger than Venice. housing for the homeless. Theft and Finally, I am concerned about murder are still frowned upon, but these what will happen to Venice, as days it seems like there is no greater crime ground zero for Prop. HHH in Los Angeles than NIMBYism. development on the Westside, Well, I confess. I am what proponents of if the city’s experiment in pedal-to-the-metal development of large-scale homeless housing homeless housing would call a NIMBY. fails. To date, the city has As a 15-year Venice resident, I have committed roughly $230 studied Los Angeles City Councilman million of its $1.2-billion Prop. Mike Bonin’s so-called “Plan to End HHH budget for about 1,200 Homelessness in Venice,” and I am PSH units (PSH units cost against it for several reasons. about $450,000 each, but First, while I welcome housing for the funding is also provided from homeless in my community, Bonin’s plan Venice Vision argues that oversized housing projects and an overconcentration other sources), so it appears the puts too many large projects here. The of services will exacerbate the impacts of homelessness (illustration by Christian Wrede) city is on track to deliver just average size of affordable housing 6,000 — or 60% — of the 10,000 PSH for the encampments there, while working much of Venice, it does not ask nearly developments ranges from 35 to 60 units units it originally promised voters. The throughout Los Angeles, but Bonin’s plan to install what he refers to as a “system of enough of other communities in Bonin’s Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority, portable public restrooms” on public district. The City Council long ago calls for three separate projects in Venice rights of way in other parts of Venice. reversed the “policy of containment” that similarly, has acknowledged that it is that are many times that size. These Claims that measures such as these will gave rise to Skid Row on the grounds that facing shortfalls in excess of $150 million include 98 units of Permanent Supportive per year despite the hundreds of millions end homelessness in Venice are not true. it is not good for communities or the Housing (PSH) — a subset of affordable of dollars it gets each year from last year’s As a matter of federal law, none of the homeless, and Bonin himself recently housing designed specifically for chronically homeless persons — on the two-acre units being built in Venice can be reserved threw his support behind a new resolution Measure H sales tax increase. Venice is world-famous for its big heart strictly for Venice’s homeless, and the calling on all 15 council members to Thatcher Yard, a block from Marina del continued expansion of services will approve 222 units of PSH in their respec- and open mind, and we want to continue Rey; 136 units of PSH and standard doing our part to help address homelessmake Venice even more of a magnet. tive districts by 2020 in order to ensure affordable housing on a 2.8-acre lot a According to the Los Angeles County “geographic equity” in the distribution of ness with both services and housing. But block off the sand on Venice Boulevard; Bonin’s plan is not fair. Piling on small Homeless Services Authority’s annual Prop. HHH projects. and an undetermined (but presumably communities without electoral clout is homeless counts, the homeless population As an established homeless hub, those comparable) number of PSH and affordeasy, but the risks and burdens of dealing in Venice spiked 34% between 2016 (the same principles — reversing “containable housing units on the 3.5-acre Metro with a crisis of this magnitude must be year Bonin began rolling out his plan) and ment” and ensuring “geographic equity” lot along Main Street between Gold’s 2017, while dropping in the rest of — should apply to us. Yet more than 80% distributed evenly across all communities Gym and the beach. — including wealthy, well-connected Bonin’s district (including a decline of of the land Bonin has selected for Prop. Bonin has also started converting the communities that have historically been about 50% in Pacific Palisades) during the HHH development is in Venice. And all former senior center at Westminster Park insulated from such pressures. That is told, Venice (which accounts for just 5% into a storage facility for the homeless and same period. what leadership on this issue looks like, Which brings me to the second reason I of the land in Bonin’s district) currently secured approval to keep existing restand so far Bonin is not providing it. rooms on the Venice Boardwalk open 24/7 oppose Bonin’s plan: While asking far too has nearly 200 PSH units in the pipeline, By Christian Wrede


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Culver City mourns the longtime leader of its Chamber of Commerce By Gary Walker Steven J. Rose, a lifelong Culver City resident who led the Culver City Chamber of Commerce for three decades and concurrently spent a year as the city’s mayor, died on March 5 after an extended battle with leukemia. He was 71. Rose’s family emigrated from Europe before the Holocaust and opened an upholstery shop on Sepulveda Boulevard, where Rose worked as a teenager before running the business with other family members. He led the chamber for three decades as president and CEO until retiring last November. “He was an amazing giant in our industry, whom I found to be an even bigger and better person to our community. Though my time with him was especially short, I am thankful that his work, impression and impact will be shared with me for years to come,” said Culver City Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Colin Diaz, who succeeded Rose. Culver City voters elected Rose to the City Council of Culver City in 2000, and he served as mayor in 2004. Over two four-year terms, Rose consistently stood firm on including deferred maintenance funding for all new city projects. And there were many in his tenure. During Rose’s time on the council and running the chamber, Culver City revitalized its downtown, constructed its popular senior center and oversaw the buildout of Corporate Pointe in Fox Hills. In 2007, Rose cast the deciding vote to bring the homeless services and housing organization Upward Bound House to Culver City. “Steve cared deeply about Culver City — it’s past, present and future,” former Culver City Mayor Andy Weissman told the Culver City News. Rose was buried at Hillside Memorial Park on March 7.


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Goodbye, Westside Pavilion By Gary Walker Steve Rose gave a lifetime of service to Culver City Culver City Councilman Jim Clarke, who knew Rose for more than two decades, last saw him on March 3. “I had the opportunity to visit him and say goodbye. I told him I loved him and thanked him for his many years of service to the city. I know I was his favorite local liberal Democrat, because I was probably the only liberal Democrat he knew or admitted to know,” Clarke said with a smile. “But if the two of us could find common ground, it gives hope for all of us.” Despite his typically serious countenance, Rose is remembered for having a great sense of humor. “Steve and I would also heckle each other [at chamber events] in good fun. I once proposed that we sell tickets for people to watch us go after each other and provide the proceeds to his favorite charity,” Clark recalled. Rose’s favorite charity was the Exceptional Children’s Foundation, an organization that works with children and adults with special needs. Donations can be made in his name at

The landmark 1985 mall will soon become mostly office space With the departure of Nordstrom last year and now Macy’s by the end of this month, the Westside Pavilion’s 33-year run as a landmark shopping mall is about to come to the end. By 2021, a $425-million joint venture by real estate firms Hudson Pacific and Macerich will reconfigure the mall into 500,000 square feet of creative office space and 100,000 square feet of retail space, preserving the Landmark Theater and some ground-level shops. The 200,000-square-foot Macy’s building is separately owned and not included in the project.

“The project is poised to capture the strong demand from tenants for creative office space on the west side of Los Angeles,” reads a statement by Hudson Pacific CEO Victor Coleman. Colin Wellman, who runs the Venice-based real estate leasing and brokerage firm Campbell Wellman, sees the project as yet another sign that retail-based malls are dying. “The owners of these mall properties are going to have to find a new direction based on how people are living their lives,” Wellman said.


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Protect What You Love Ocean advocates are changing the conversation about plastic

By Bliss Bowen Last year, when West L.A.-based ocean conservation research nonprofit 5 Gyres held its first Voices for Oceans storytelling benefit, co-founders Anna Cummins and scientist husband Marcus Eriksen noticed that both the speakers and the audience responded warmly to the opportunity to share personal stories about their relationship to the ocean. Heeding the timetested maxim of not fixing what ain’t broke, this year they are once again focusing not on the pressing urgency of environmental problems but on connecting everyone emotionally to what they’re striving to save. “There are many, many problems right now with sustainability, with climate, with oceans,” Cummins explains, noting how “few examples of positivity” exist around this topic in the media. “So we really wanted to have an event that featured why we do the work that we do — how we connect to the oceans, why we love the oceans — and not talk about plastic in the ocean, acidification and climate change.” Reminding people of the joy they experienced the first time they splashed in the waves or spotted a dolphin arcing PAGE 14 THE ARGONAUT March 15, 2018

above the surf is one way of helping them understand more abstract issues, like how they are affected by microplastic marine pollution, coral reef bleaching and sea level rise occurring thousands of miles away. Those weighty concerns will

be on hand, and KCRW DJ Chris Douridas will spin tunes between their stories. “The idea is to reconnect people to what grounds us in this work and why it’s so important to engage in ocean conservation,” Cummins says. “It’s that old idea of

“The idea is to reconnect people to what grounds us in this work and why it’s so important.” — 5 Gyres cofounder Anna Cummins

backdrop next Thursday’s 2nd annual Voices 4 Oceans storytelling benefit at the Moss Theater in Santa Monica, hosted by Cummins and Eriksen. “Female Indiana Jones” Alison Teal, paddle-boarder Shilpika Gautam, surfer Jamie Brisick, actress Barbara Bosson, “Baywatch” co-creator Greg Bonaan, open water swimmer Matt Moseley, Earthrace Capt. Pete Bethune, Surfrider’s Roger Kube, scuba diver/photojournalist Szilvia Gogh, and HDXmix CEO Vipe Desai will also

we love what we protect, and we protect what we love.” That’s a concept embraced by Teal, the telegenic daughter of globetrekking parents (her father’s a National Geographic photographer, her mother a yoga-teaching naturalist) who built a self-sustaining home mostly off the grid. Teal’s trademark pink bikini and fun persona carry a serious message; the bikini, like her pink surfboard, was made from recycled plastic. Inspiring people to feel a personal

stake in environmental issues goes to the “heart and soul and foundation” of her work, which dovetails with 5 Gyres’ BAN List (“Better Alternatives Now” to plastic) and Nix the Six anti-polystyrene campaign. An independent documentary filmmaker who was featured in the Discovery Channel’s “Naked and Afraid,” Teal maintains an active social media presence. Some of her videos have gone viral, perhaps most notably when she hot surfed around the Kilauea volcano in her home state of Hawaii. (“Just sitting there being one with the ocean on my recycled surfboard and watching these waterfalls of lava, I was thinking, ‘The Earth is a live thing, just like we’re live humans.’ We need to protect it or it dies.”) Locals may recall a 2016 cellphone video that aired on CNN and showed her paddleboarding through Ballona Creek after first flush, the year’s first big rainfall. In the video, which sought to persuade voters to support an ultimately successful ban on plastic bags, the waterway looks more like solid sewage than a creek — a slime-covered dump of plastic bottles, plates, crumbled Styro-

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foam and supersized soda cups. “My friend Tina at Surfrider called me and I happened to be in L.A., and she said, ‘Get in your car and meet me at Ballona Creek!’ It was a guerilla strike

wishes more people understood. “Whether it’s near my house in Hawaii, or Trash Island in the Maldives, or Indonesia, or California, or Martha’s Vineyard, it’s the same story: this

over the world. When you put that into perspective, it’s like, ‘Holy taco, it’s whatever I throw away.’ There’s no throwing away. There’s no such thing. It doesn’t go away; it goes somewhere. Right now, it’s ruining paradise.” That won’t be Teal’s story next Thursday — she’ll be relating her discovery of a 3,000-yearold surfer — but the benefit will present other personal encounters with the ocean and its tributaries, in sync with — filmmaker/adventurer Alison Teal 5 Gyres’ work. The institute focuses on utilizing science to effect policy mission on both of our parts. I trash is coming from all over the change, design change and even kind of took one for the team to world. I think people have a behavior change (individual acts help ban the plastic bag. misconception, like, ‘Oh, that’s like refusing single-use plastic “I really want to make change, their problem.’ ‘Oh, the Maldives and, more importantly, engaging whether it’s in our backyard or is dirty? That sucks, they should as citizens and flexing “civic far away. Those bags float recycle.’ … This is definitely a muscles”). In addition to chaleverywhere. It took me half a global issue; it’s not a ‘them’ lenging a culture of convenience day to wash my paddleboard. It issue. I saw labels in the Maldives that encourages the production of was disgusting.” from all over the world; you can hundreds of millions of tons of It wasn’t Teal’s first up-close see labels wash up from Coloplastic, 5 Gyres has expanded its encounter with global garbage, rado. It’s from the mountains to but it framed something she the sea and it’s from the sea all (Continued on page 16)

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narrative to include both the upstream and downstream dangers of plastics. “They break into microplastics, they can absorb pollutants, enter the food chain through foraging animals, and we’ve now found evidence of microplastic and even nanoplastic in consumer products like beer and honey and sea salt and drinking water,” Cummins observes. Upstream, additional health impacts are caused by the extraction of fossil fuels to create plastic products. “The health impacts on vulnerable communities that live near those refineries — including right here in Los Angeles, which has the largest urban oil field in the country — that fossil fuel-health-climate connection is not one that most people really think of when they look at that plastic bottle or bag.” On the upside, major corporations, policy makers and even governments are onboard with protesting plastic pollution — a global movement that didn’t exist 10 or even five years ago. “The EU just came out with a

Stuntwoman Szilvia Gogh is an expert scuba diver big voluntary strategy for how they’re going to deal with plastic pollution,” Cummins says. “Awareness and interest in this topic is at an all-time high, and it takes that awareness to drive solutions.” The second annual Voices 4 Oceans storytelling benefit is from 6 to 10 p.m. Thursday, March 22, in the Moss Theater at New Roads School, 3131 Olympic Blvd., Santa Monica. Tickets are $60 at voices.

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A dance performance developed in a California prison speaks volumes about spiritual liberation By Christina Campodonico As an arts reporter and dance critic, I’ve seen a number of shows in unconventional spaces — an abandoned movie theater, a one-bedroom apartment and multiple ballets on a skyscraper’s 32nd floor. Among the most memorable, however, was one that took place at the California Rehabilitation Center, a state prison in Norco, Calif. It’s been nearly a year since I followed Suchi Branfman, a Scripps College dance professor and Santa Monica resident, and a handful of her students there. Going back to that April day, we’re zipping uphill in a golf cart, leaving a dusty prison yard behind, bordered by barbed wire fencing. Ahead of us is the outside world — and the oppressive heat of a spring day in Riverside County. But after a few hours in the company of CRC’s

inmates, I’ve come to understand how soaking up that untempered sunshine is a precious gift. The feeling of freedom is hard to come by at the CRC, a Level II correctional facility housing more than 2,000 inmates. But for a few hours each week, a group of incarcerated men there have the chance to move freely thanks to Branfman’s weekly movement workshop and course. During my visit, I watched as Branfman and her students skipped, jumped and improvised with a little over a dozen men, then presented a dance they had choreographed based on movements the men had generated with them during their sessions in the prison’s gym. It was a moving experience for the men, who watched their gestures come together into a completed dance work, called “SUSTAIN,” which would be presented at

Scripps College later that night. Five women, all dressed in white, moved to words and sentiments shared by the men. “It was a blessing to see that,” said Raynell Burney, one of the inmates. “It took me back to the outside world,” added Tieja Johnson, who had practiced Tahitian and Samoan dance before his incarceration. The public can get a glimpse of what these men and I witnessed this weekend when Highways Performance Space presents “INSIDE OUTSIDE,” which includes “SUSTAIN” and additional works by USC dance professor d. Sabela grimes, b-boy Tom Tsai, L.A. choreographer Jay Carlon, activist-artist Lukaza Branfman-Verissimo and others, who have worked with the prisoners in Branfman’s dance class since then. “I was inspired to continue the work by

the incarcerated men,” said Branfman earlier this week over the phone. “They wanted to continue dancing. It was a place of liberation for them. … I could see how dance offers a complete antithesis to confinement.” Or as inmate Cornelius Stewart told me last year, “When you come in here, it ain’t like you’re in jail anymore.” The two-day performance event, beginning each night with an 8 p.m. deejay set, benefits prison abolition group Critical Resistance and the California Coalition for Women Prisoners. It may also just change your mind on what it means to be free. Doors open for “INSIDE OUTSIDE” at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday (March 16 and 17) at Highways Performance Space, 1651 18th St., Santa Monica. Tickets are $20 to $25 at MArch 15, 2018 THE ARGONAUT PAGE 17



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... he began reading up on how chefs were at the forefront of the clean and healthy food movement, supporting local food systems and advocating food justice. an emphasis on health and nutrition when inspiration struck. While researching diabetes, he began reading up on how chefs were at the forefront of the clean and healthy food movement, supporting local food systems and advocating food justice. After graduation, Taymor decided to go back home and work in local kitchens around San Francisco. And he fell in love. “Alma was a huge part of my life. It was an idea in my head since the day I started cooking. It’s what brought me to L.A.,

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7 819 H enef er Av e ., We stc h e ste r | 7 8 1 9Henef er. com Brand new stunning Coastal Cape Cod home with classical beauty located in most sought after street in the entire North Kentwood community. 5 bedrooms + 6 baths with 3,800sf of living space on an oversized 7,400sf lot. Open floor plan with 2 guest suites situated on the first floor, and 2 en-suite bedrooms and spacious master suite upstairs with private

balcony, spacious dual walk-in closet, large Euro-tub, and rain shower. Dramatic two story foyer entry with wainscoting and crown molding throughout leading to an open living room. Gourmet kitchen anchored by a large center island, and generous family breakfast nook with custom made cabinets and high end stainless steal appliances. The entire house is wired with

Adobe 5 Wi-Fi control surround sound system, surveillance camera system, low voltage and media lines. Both floors enjoy 10 feet coffered ceilings and soffits with decorative LED lighting throughout. Super spacious backyard with tall fence and hedges, and outdoor seating. Plenty of room for pool and spa addition. Make this home your paradise. $2,895,000

For a list oF upcoming new properties please call

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Coastal Modern Cape Cod O P E N H O U S E S U N DAY 1 – 5

7 715 H enef er Av e ., We stc h e ste r | 7 7 1 5Henef er. com

Completely renovated in 2017, this coastal modern Cape Cod single level home is a classic beauty located in the most sought after street in the North Kentwood community. Featuring 4 bedrooms + 3 baths w/2,300sf of living space on an oversized 7,500sf lot. Open floor plan with gourmet kitchen

anchored by a large center island, and family breakfast nook with custom made cabinets and high end stainless steel appliances. Master bath with European tub & steam shower. Dual fireplaces; gas burning in living room & wood burning in dining room. Heated saltwater pool/spa w/Baja/water fea-

tures w/remote control. Complete gourmet outdoor cooking system and seating with fire pit. Adobe 7 surround sound system. HDT full Wi-Fi controlled sound system. 4” LED lighting and dimmer system throughout. Complete house water filtration system. Security camera surveillance system with

DVR & alarm system. New 8’ fence throughout. Tankless water heater system. 360sf of detached rec-room/ office built in 2008, with half bath and ready to be converted to legal ADU (Accessory dwelling unit). This is an entertainers’ paradise with a resort lifestyle. $2,099,000


Amir Zagross 310-780-4442 RE.ebrokers

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7938 Kenyon Avenue, Westchester 2 Bed | 1 Bath | $969,000 Open Sunday 2 -5pm 4 Bed | 3 Bath | $1,499,999 Open Sunday 2 -5pm 5 Bed | 3.5 Bath | $1,994,000 Open Sunday 2 -5pm

6631 Kentwood Bluffs Drive , Westchester

6524 Vista Del Mar, Playa Del Rey

6741 Andover Lane, Westchester 5 Bed | 4 Bath | $2,089,000 Open Sunday 2 -5pm 4 Bed | 4 Bath | $1,895,000 Open Sunday 2 -5pm 5 Bed | 3.5 Bath | $1,899,000 Open Sunday 2 -5pm

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7203 Alverstone Avenue, Westchester 1 Bed | 1 Bath | $450,000 Open Sunday 2 -5pm 4 Bed | 3.5 Bath | $1,795,000 Open Sunday 2 -5pm 3 Bed | 2 Bath | $1,550,000 Open Sunday 2 -5pm

Contact us at 310.499.2020 for a complete list of our open houses and information on upcoming listings.

@stephanieyoungergroup Compass is a licensed real estate broker (01991628) in the State of California and abides by Equal Housing Opportunity laws. All material presented herein is intended for informational purposes only. Information is compiled from sources deemed reliable but is subject to errors, omissions, changes in price, condition, sale, or withdraw without notice. To reach the Compass main o ice call 310.230.5478. CalBRE# 01365696

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4739 La Villa Marina #J, MdR Stunning remodeled townhome in Marina del Rey. 3br/ 2 .5 bath light and bright end unit close to pool. Beautiful custom kitchen, modern bathrooms, laundry room, great patio. SMART features include thermostat and front entry lock. Private 2-car garage. This is a great opportunity in a hot neighborhood! For sale $1,155,000. Also for lease $5,500/mo.

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4742 La Villa Marina, Unit D • Villa San Milano Nicely appointed townhome 3 bedroom, 2.5 baths. Solid walnut hardwood floors Central Heat/Air. Complete kitchen ‘coastal theme’ style. 3 solar tubes w/ lights. Enclosed balcony off master bedroom. Master with dual sink vanity. New kitchen & baths. Offered at $969,000

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2 Bed/2 Bath Ocean & Marina Views . . . . . . . . . .just . . . . .sold . . . . . . . $765,000 2 Bed/2 Bath Marina Views . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . nEW . . . . . listing . . . . . . . . $730,000 2 Bed/2 Bath City & Mountain Views . . . . . . . . nEW . . . . . listing . . . . . . . . $699,000 STUDIO City Light Views . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . nEW . . . . . listing . . . . . . . . 1 Bed /1 Bath City & Mtn Views Furnished . . . . .lEAsEd . . . . . . . . . . 1 Bed/1 Bath City & Mountain Views . . . . . . . . . .lEAsEd . . . . . . . . . . 1 Bed/1 Bath Studio Furnished . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Bed/1 Bath City Mountain Views, Highly Upgraded . . . . 2 Bed/2 Bath Marina Views, Furnished . . . . .nEW . . . . .listing . . . . . . .

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Sat 2-4 320 E. Imperial Ave. #4 Sun 2-4 713 E. Maple Ave. hAwthorne Sun 2-5 5577 Palm Drive

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3/3 Townhome w/ bonus room & updated kitchen 3/3 Completely remodeled home w/ open layout

$899,000 $1,595,000

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4/3 Beautiful new construction w/ amenities galore 4/3.5 New construction single family home

$1,995,000 $2,495,000

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3/2.5 Exquisitely improved twnhm with AC, H/W, nu kitch & baths 3/2.5 Exquisitely improved twnhm with AC, H/W, nu kitch & baths 2/2.5 FP, HW floors, inside laundry, patio, 2 car direct entry 2/2 Fabulous townhouse in the heart of Marina del Rey 2/2 Extensively renovated oceanfront condo 2/2 Highly desirable patio home 2/2 Fabulous unit in a resort-style gated communities

$969,000 $969,000 $869,000 $949,000 $1,899,000 $1,299,000 $979,000

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3/3 4/4 5/4 Stunning Mediterranean estate 1/1 Extensively renovated top floor unit

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$969,000 $1,994,000 $1,795,000 $1,550,000 $2,895,000 $2,099,000

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3/3 Warm & sophisticated townhouse-style unit 3/3.5 Bright & spacious single family home w/ rooftop deck 2/2.5 Single level condo with amazing floor plan

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407 28th Ave.

3/2.5 Corner w/ 2+1.5 house w/ unit over 2-car garage

8313 Holly Cross Pl. 7938 Kenyon Ave. 6054 West 75th St. 7203 Alverstone Ave. 7819 Henefer Ave. 7715 Henefer Ave.


Stephanie Younger

12975 Agustin Pl. #133 13017 Discovery Creek 13080 Pacific Promenade #110

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The ArgonAuT PRess Releases MediTerranean hoMe

Mid-CenTury FarMhouse

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

Offered at $2,700,000 Alex & Kate Eychis, KW Silicon Beach 310-930-8535

Marina CiTy Club

Marina TownhoMe

Offered at $645,000 Charles Lederman, Charles Lederman & Associates 310-821-8980

Offered at $949,000 Jesse Weinberg, Jesse Weinberg & Associates 800-804-9132

Playa del rey Views

Marina VisTas

Offered at $1,495,000 Bob Waldron and Jessica Heredia, Coldwell Banker 424-702-3000

Offered at $730,000 Eileen McCarthy, Marina Ocean Properties 310-822-8910

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

“This enchanting urban farmhouse, hidden deep in North Kentwood on a lush lot, offers a single-bed, single-bath, guest house,” say agents Alex & Kate Eychis. “Soft farmhouse vibes meet minimalist post modern in the extensively remodeled four-bed, three-bath main house. The open floor plan offers high ceilings, mid-century windows, and grey wash wide plank oak floors. The master bedroom overlooks a mature Chinese elm tree and the backyard. Designed and completed in 2018 by Parsons Way Home.”

“Extraordinary Marina and harbor vistas are offered by this renovated one-bed, one-bath home,” says agent Charles Lederman. “Enjoy a chef’s kitchen with a double oven, custom cabinetry, and double-size pull out pantry. The master bedroom boasts a walk-in closet and an en-suite bathroom with marble accents. The entry way offers ample storage with customized shelving and built-ins. Additional features include Italian porcelain flooring, UV window tint, a generous patio and floor-to-ceiling windows.”

“Extensively upgraded, this two-bed, two-and-half-bath, corner unit town-home is located in the heart of Marina Del Rey,” says agent Jesse Weinberg. “The unit offers a great open floor plan with hardwood floors, natural light, and sliding glass doors that open up to an expansive patio that’s great for outdoor dining. Upstairs you will find a spacious master suite with a private balcony and an en-suite bathroom. This unit also boasts an two-car garage, a sauna, pool, beautiful landscaping, and earthquake insurance.”

“This unit, in the Marina City Club, offers luxury living and views of the Marina,” says agent Eileen McCarthy “This two-bed, two-bath home provides sunset views over the Marina and the ocean. This home also has access to all the amenities of Marina del Rey, with easy access to Santa Monica, LAX, and Venice Beach. The Marina City Club has six tennis courts, three swimming pools, racquet ball and paddle tennis courts, and a gym. Other amenities include a restaurant, café, convenient store, and much more.”

“Perfectly positioned on the bluff of Playa del Rey, this mid-century modern home was custom-built by current owner,” say agents Bob Waldron and Jessica Heredia. “Spectacular views grace this two-story home. The upstairs open floor plan offers an abundance of picture windows. Living areas include a living room with a fireplace, family room, dining room, and an office area. Downstairs is a master suite a private deck, and two more bedrooms, both with adjoining baths. Live the dream in this premier home.”

The ArgonAuT REAl EstAtE Q&A What should I know about the escros process? • opening escrow this is the first step after an accepted offer. Buyer and Seller will sign “Escrow Instructions” and the Buyer must submit their earnest money deposit- typically 3% of the purchase price, but can vary by agreement. Your escrow officer is a key player in the transaction, and a good one can make all the difference in keeping your sale on track. • Title Your agent will help you open an order for title. Your buyer and their lender will receive a title insurance policy, insuring that they are receiving clear ownership of the property. The preliminary title policy will be reviewed by the buyer for any “clouds” on title, including easements, judgments, tax liens, mechanics’ liens. Unfortunately, sometimes surprises pop up here, but a good broker or attorney can help you resolve them. • buyers’ due diligence This is a critical time in the sales process. The Buyer will typically conduct multiple inspections of the property- general, termite, sewer, chimney, for example. This can be a nail-biting time for the Seller, nervously awaiting to hear what may be wrong with the home you are proud of. Every home inspection will result in a report, and there are always items that come up for repair, to bring to code, etc. This is an important time, as many buyers will attempt to renegotiate the price, or demand repairs and/or credits. It’s important to remain calm and objective during this process, and not get caught up in emotion — many sales have been lost over issues that are not

• Final walk Through- several days before contingency. Should they not obtain loan your scheduled closing, the Buyer is approval, they may back out. This is probably Sometimes, especially in older homes with permitted to inspect your property, confirm the most difficult contingency, because all deferred maintenance, I suggest the Seller that it is in the condition agreed, and that any parties are waiting for the lender to conclude obtain their own inspection prior to listing. agreed repairs have been made. its review process. With ever-changing loan Although the results must be disclosed to criteria, the most diligent Buyer may take • Closing You made it!!! In the days leading up Buyers, it accomplishes two things. First, it longer than expected to obtain approval. to closing the sale, the Buyer will sign their allows the Seller to be informed of any major Some property conditions and/or HOA issues loan documents, and submit the remainder and minor issues, and gives the Seller the may cause a Buyer to not qualify for the of their down payment. The Lender will option to repair in advance, and telling the loan. Often, there is a solution, although it then wire the remaining funds to escrow. As Buyer which issues are resolved. Second, may mean switching lenders mid-escrow, Seller, you will receive an estimated closing and even more important, in these situations sometimes delaying the process. It’s statement, setting forth all of the expenses I give the report to potential Buyers prior to important for the Sellers’ agent as well and costs of each party, and your proceeds their submission of an offer, so that they have as the Buyers’ agent to remain informed from the sale. You will sign the Deed, full knowledge of the property condition in regarding the progress of loan approval and conveying the property to the Buyer. Escrow considering their offer price. This heads off to anticipate issues and solutions. When the simultaneously causes the Deed to record in much of the re-negotiation that often occurs loan approval is given, and the Buyer releases the county upon transfer of funds. The Buyer after the Buyers’ inspections. this contingency, everyone is put at ease that will now be the owner, and you will receive • Contingencies “Contingencies” in as real the sale will close. your sales proceeds$$$. estate sale are conditions that the Buyer • appraisal one contingency is that the must individually release, and until the property appraise for the purchase price. It Buyer does so, may cancel the purchase usually does. However, in some situations, it without consequence, and receive their This week’s quesTion may appraise lower. For example, if your sale deposit back. It is important to ensure that was answered by deadlines for contingency releases are closely is breaking neighborhood records (Yea!), the Lisa PhiLLiPs, esq comparable sales may not be available for monitored and enforced, as a Seller cannot real estate Collective the appraiser to rely on. There is an appeals confidently plan their next steps until clear. Lisa Phillips is an active process, sometimes other appraisals are Buyers’ inspection rights are just one of the Realtor in the Los Angeles ordered, and it is important that the agents contingencies that need to be released before area, with more than twenty involved educate the appraiser on value, the Buyer is legally committed to the sale. years as a practicing real providing appropriate comparable sales, Sellers’ receipt and review of disclosures, estate broker and attorney. neighborhood and property information to HOA documents timely provided, etc, are Lisa is also a member of the give the appraiser necessary facts to justify another. Clear title, loan, and appraisal are National Association of Realtors the sales price. Even if there is a problem, also contingencies. “Green Resource Council”, and good real estate brokers will help the parties • Lending unless your Buyer is paying achieved its “GREEN” Designation. find solutions. with cash, they will usually have a loan financially significant.

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Deloris (Maya Véronique Pérez) questions her next move in the Kentwood Players’ staging of “Sister Act” Under the Sea:“Disney’s The Little Mermaid” @ El Segundo Performing Arts Center Sound Stage Live! presents an immersive rendition of this beloved Disney princess tale, featuring an interactive pre-show hosted by YouTube sensation Todrick Hall and opportunities to actually use your cell phone during the experience. Limited engagement: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday and

2:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday (March The Making of an Assassin: “Alik” @ The Wende Museum 15 to 18) at El Segundo Performing Julio Vera’s play dramatizes the Arts Center, 640 Main St., El Segundo. secret life and little-known marriage $29+. of JFK assassin Lee Harvey Oswald in Soviet Russia, with the Wende’s Another Dimension:“Twilight Zone collection of Cold War artifacts as Unscripted” @ The Edye a backdrop. Impro Theatre riffs on the strange Opens Saturday (March 17) and and suspenseful world of this televicontinues at 8 p.m. Fridays and sion classic. Saturdays and 7 p.m. Sundays Limited engagement: 8 p.m. Friday through March 30 at the Wende and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday Museum, 10808 Culver Blvd., Culver (March 16, 17 and 18) in The Edye City. $18. at The Broad Stage, 1310 11th St., Santa Monica. $45 to $50. American Classic:“Little (310) 434-3200; Women, the Musical” improtheatretwilight @ Morgan-Wixson Theatre This musical based on one of Twinning:“Twelfth Night” America’s most beloved young adult @ The Miles Shakespeare’s zany, gender-bending novels tells the story of the March sisters — Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy — comedy about a pair of shipwrecked as they grow up during the Civil War twins comes to life in the hands of Chapeaux Productions and Theatre for and come of age in their own ways. Recommended for ages 10 and up. A Small Space. Opens Saturday (March 17) and conNow playing at 8 p.m. Fridays tinues at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays and 2 p.m. Sundays through April 14 through April 8 at the Miles Memorial at Morgan-Wixson Theatre, 2627 Pico Playhouse, 1130 Lincoln Blvd., Santa Monica. $10 to $20. (310) 804-6745; Blvd., Santa Monica. $23 to $28. (310) 828-7519;

Two Peas in a Pickle:“An Illegal Start” @ Santa Monica Pier The merry go-round in Santa Monica’s historic Looff Hippodrome serves as the backdrop for this Santa Monica Public Theatre production about two young men who strike up an unlikely friendship in an abandoned amusement park. Last shows are at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday (March 16 and 17) at the Santa Monica Pier, 200 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica. $30. (310) 458-8901; Search “An Illegal Start” at History Revisited:“Crossing Our Red Sea” @ The Braid Jewish Women’s Theatre presents a compilation of contemporary stories, poems, plays and songs reexamining the Exodus and Passover. A group art show exploring these Biblical stories is on view before and after the show. Closing soon. Last shows are at 7:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday (March 19 and 20) at The Braid, 2912 Colorado Ave. #102, Santa Monica. $40 to $45. (310) 3151400;

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AJ Live at Grand View Market, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. AJ performs a 35-minute set, kicking off the evening of music. Mike Telega, Kate Isenberg and The Black Heartthrobs perform afterwards. Grand View Market, 12210 Venice Blvd., Mar Vista. (310) 390-7800; Friday Dinner Cruise, 8 p.m. With spectacular views, deejay entertainment, dancing under the stars and a four-course dinner, this two-and-a-half hour cruise makes for a quick romantic getaway. Fisherman’s Village, 13755 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey. $87.95; reservations required. (310) 301-9900; “Heaven Can Wait” Screening, 8:15 p.m. Friday and 2:30 and 8:15 p.m. Saturday. Featuring Don Ameche and Gene Tierney, this film is one of the wittiest comedies ever made. Every show begins with pipe organ music, an audience sing-a-long and a comedy short followed by a 15-minute intermission and then the feature screens. Old Town Music Hall, 140 Richmond St., El Segundo. $8 to $10. (310) 322-2592; Sofar Sounds: Culver City, 8:15 to 10:30 p.m. A carefully curated set of live music, kept secret until showtime, at a secret location in Culver City. Get instructions at DJ Jedi & Anthony Valadez Dance Party, 9 p.m. Deejays are on the decks spinning new and old soul, funk, blues, rock, hip-hop, beats, breaks and anything else that gets the dance floor going. Townhouse & Del Monte Speakeasy, 52 Windward Ave., Venice.

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Saturday, March 17 Brennan’s St. Patrick’s Day Celebration, 6 a.m. to 2 a.m. Start your holiday festivities early with green beer, food specials, live music and good times. Brennan’s, 4089 Lincoln Blvd., Marina del Rey. No cover until noon. (310) 821-6622; Emerson Avenue Community Garden Club Annual Pancake Breakfast, 8 to 11 a.m. Enjoy a pancake breakfast benefiting the Community Garden. Traditional and gluten-free pancakes served with sausages, fresh fruit, juices, coffee and tea. Proceeds benefit the Community Garden. Fellowship Hall of Westchester United Methodist Church, 8065 Emerson Ave., Westchester. $6 adults; $4 kids. (310) 227-9613; Hot Wheels Garage, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. This special event features life-size Hot Wheels cars, plus toys to race, a face painter, balloon artist and $2 ice cream sundaes for kids. $10 adults, $5 children ages 10 to 17. Automobile Driving Museum, 610 Lairport St., El Segundo. (310) 909-0950; Nothin’ but Sand: Venice Beach Clean Up, 10 a.m. to noon. Heal the Bay invites volunteers to help remove trash from Venice Beach. The clean up kicks off where Rose Avenue meets the beach. Register at Andrew & Polly Mini-Concert, 10:30 a.m. Film composer Andrew and sound

designer Polly write and perform friendly, engaging music with a folksy vocal harmony and cornucopia of acoustic instruments for children of all ages. Children’s Book World, 10580½ Pico Blvd., West L.A. (310) 5592665; KJazz Champagne and Brunch Cruise, noon to 2 p.m. Jazz lovers can enjoy this two-hour harbor cruise with live music, free-flowing champagne, sparkling cider and a brunch buffet. Boarding begins at 11:30 a.m. Fisherman’s Village, 13755 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey. $68.95; reservations required. (310) 301-9900; hornblower. com St. Patty’s Pet Adoption, noon to 3 p.m. Stop by TOM’s to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with adoptable pups dressed to impress. TOMS Flagship, 1344 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice. (310) 314-9700; KreateKarma St. Paddy’s Brobots Concert, 1 to 5 p.m. The Brobots play this tribute to rock ‘n’ roll for an early St. Patrick’s Day concert. Hinano, 15 Washington Blvd., Venice. Free. thebrobots Open Mic for Musicians, 2 p.m. Hang out with musicians, jam on stage and crack a cold one. Open to all. First come, first play. TRiP, 2101 Lincoln Blvd., Santa Monica. (310) 396-9010; Earth Angels Vocal Group Concert, 2 p.m. Albina Fleishman, Lynn Fanelli and Lori Mark salute female vocal groups from the Andrew Sisters in the ‘50s to the disco-era Pointer Sisters. El Segundo Public Library, 111 W.

Schoolhouse Rock KXLU Fest IV brings underground music into the light Fans of Loyola Marymount University’s student radio station know to expect the unexpected when they dial in KXLU 88.9-FM. That — and endless discoveries of forgotten aural treasures and new, unsigned bands — is what makes it worth the listen. This Sunday, KXLU has assembled a heady lineup of L.A.-based indie bands for KXLU IV, a free outdoor campus concert reflecting the

station’s DIY ethos and eclectic programming. Electronic hip-hop producer Mndsgn (pronounced “mind design”), a master of smooth grooves and hypnotic beats, headlines an otherwise punkheavy roster. Band Aparte brings a beachy blend of West Coast goth rock. All-female three-piece Pinky Pinky — among the latest darlings of the indie-alt blogosphere — offers a retro psychedelic sound. “Garage cow punk” band Wild Wing could get a little country. And expect an ’80s

underground-meets-primalscream vibe from Sextile. A record swap and food trucks round out an afternoon of music that’s open to all ages. Even better, there’s free parking! —Christina Campodonico KXLU Fest IV happens from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday (March 18) on Lawton Plaza at Loyola Marymount University, 1 LMU Dr., Westchester. Free.

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See Venice through the eyes of local arts students. SEE GALLERIES & MUSEUMS. Mariposa Ave., El Segundo. Free. (310) 524-2728; Music by the Sea, 2 to 5 p.m. A scenic harbor view is the backdrop for a blues and zydeco concert by Jimbo Ross & The Bodacious Blues Band. Fisherman’s Village, 13755 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey. (310) 301-9900; “Coco Chanel: Pearls, Perfume, and the Little Black Dress” Book Discussion, 2:30 p.m. Award-winning author Susan Goldman Rubin introduces readers to the most well-known fashion designer in the world, tracing Coco’s childhood to her development as a designer. Children’s Book World, 10580½ W. Pico Blvd., West L.A. Free; ages 10 to 14. (310) 559-2665; 5th Annual St. Patty’s Patio Party, 5 to 10 p.m. Get your Irish on. The festivities feature a DJ, dancing, party favors, green beer and drink specials. Small bites available from 5 to 7 p.m. Come dressed in green and you could win a $50 gift card for best dressed. Whiskey Red’s, 13813 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey. $20. (310) 823-4522; Masters in the Chapel Concert Series, 7 to 8 p.m. Alternative indie band Foxtrails performs their debut album featuring rhythmic, beautiful, psychedelic music. First Lutheran Church of Venice, 815 Venice Blvd., Venice. Free. Quincy Jones Presents: Richard Bona and Mandekan Cubano, 7:30 p.m. Bona and Cubano craft a fusion of sounds, which merge cultures together through the universal language of music. The Broad Stage, 1310 11th St., Santa Monica. $50 to $90. (310) 434-3200;

green dessert, this two-and-a-half hour cruise makes for a quick romantic getaway. Cruise boards at 7 p.m. Fisherman’s Village, 13755 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey. $92.95; reservations required. (310) 301-9900; Soirée Des Artistes, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. The notable and the fashionable gather to laugh, dine and sing at this exclusive party, where performers and writers come together to share talents and supper. Novel Café, 2507 Main St., Santa Monica. $33.72 to $44.28 in advance only. Katalyst Jazz, 8 p.m. Inglewoodbased future funk, soul and jazz band Katalyst Collective brings their beats to the Del Monte Speakeasy, followed by DJ Shiva spinning soul, funk, hip-hop, electronic and dance music at 10 p.m. DJ Vinyl Don spins upstairs. Townhouse & Del Monte Speakeasy, 52 Windward Ave., Venice. No cover. (310) 392-4040; Honey Buckets Concert, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. The Honey Buckets perform with two guest bands, Talkin’ Treason and Groovy Rednecks. The Cinema Bar, 3967 Sepulveda Blvd., Culver City. No cover. (310) 390-1328;

Sunday, March 18 Music at the Farmers Market, 10 a.m. to noon. Jeffrey Michaels performs his blend of Southern rock, country, gospel and blues at the Santa Monica Farmers Market, 2640 Main St., Santa Monica. Single Seniors Book Club and Potluck, 10:30 a.m. Seniors can make new friends while enjoying good food and discussing good books. Address supplied upon request. Free. alanzip@

Don’t Tell Venice, 7:30 p.m. Don’t Tell Comedy is a secret comedy show in living rooms, backyards and other intimate settings around Los Angeles. BYOB. RSVP to receive the address of the event, taking place somewhere in Venice. $15+.

Blues, Brews & BBQ Brunch, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Chefs Mike Davis and Huntley See collaborate for this four course smoked bbq brunch accompanied by music and craft beer. Location provided upon purchase. $40.

St. Patrick’s Day Saturday Dinner Cruise, 7:30 to 10 p.m. With spectacular views, deejay entertainment, dancing under the stars, a four-course dinner and St. Patty’s

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Environmental Scoping Notice    

For   SR‐1/ Lincoln Boulevard  Multimodal   Improvement Project

Editor’s Note: Amy Alkon signs her new book “Unf*ckology: A Field Guide to Living with Guts and Confidence” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 21 at The Lev, 1817 Lincoln Blvd., Venice.

Whim Chill Factor A guy I know through mutual friends finally asked for my number, claiming he’d like to see more of me. I was elated, but he never called. After a month, I gave up hope, feeling puzzled and, honestly, kind of hurt. Why do men get your number if they’re never going to call or text? — Uncontacted Men can experience a sort of temporary amnesia in the moment, leading them to ask you for your number. Shortly afterward, their memory returns: “Oh, wait -- I have a girlfriend.” Or “My herpes is raging.” Or “The mob is still after me. The Canadian mob.” (They gag you and duct-tape you to a chair and say “please” and “thank you”

repeatedly until you pass out.) Of course, it isn’t just men who are prone to ride the “seemed like a good idea at the time” seesaw. It’s anyone with a human brain. This asking for your number and then never actually dialing it thing appears to be an example of our brain’s two systems at work -- our quick-toreact emotional system and our slower-to-come-around reasoning system, which I wrote about in a recent column, per the research of psychologist Daniel Kahneman. Again, the fast emotional system responds immediately — and automatically: “Yeah, baby! There’s a woman whose clothes I’d like to see in a pile on my bedroom rug.” Or, if the lust is for a little head-busting:

“BARRRR FIGHT!” The rational system comes around later, often for a little rethink about whatever the emotional system got the person into — like when the bar brawler dude is cooling his heels in the slammer. In other words, it helps to view any request for your number as a moment of flattery — nothing more. Don’t expect a guy to call. In fact, expect most not to call. If they don’t call, you’ll be right. If they do, you’ll be pleasantly surprised, like getting that winning lottery scratcher that allows you to buy that Lamborghini you’ve been eyeing — the whole car, not just the logo-adorned leather key ring to attach to the keys for your 3,000-yearold Honda.


The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) District 7, in cooperation with the City of Los Angeles proposes to improve State Route (SR) 1 (known locally as Lincoln Boulevard), in Marina del Rey, the City of Los Angeles, and Los Angeles County. The Project proposes to widen Lincoln Boulevard for approximately 0.61 miles between Jefferson Boulevard (PM 30.16) and Fiji Way (PM 30.74). The proposed Project includes widening of Lincoln Boulevard between Jefferson Boulevard and Fiji Way, replacing and widening of the existing Lincoln Boulevard Bridge (Bridge #53-0118) over Ballona Creek, replacing the existing Culver Bridge (Bridge #53-0089) over Lincoln Boulevard, and reconstructing the existing Culver Boulevard/Lincoln Boulevard interchange. The Culver Boulevard Bridge will be replaced and widened to accommodate additional bike lanes and a sidewalk while maintaining the existing two travel lanes.


Caltrans, in cooperation with the City of Los Angeles, is initiating studies for this project. In order to better identify the issues to be addressed for the proposed project, Caltrans is soliciting comments from public agencies, private entities and interested individuals regarding potential social, economic, traffic, safety, and other environmental issues related to the project. Input on agency permit and review requirements is also being requested.


There will be a public scoping meeting/open house held for the project on March 28, 2018 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm, at the Westchester Community Center, 7166 W Manchester Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90045. Written comments will be accepted at the meeting. You may also send comments, suggestions or inquiries by April 16, 2018 to:

Full Meddle Jackie I have a very good friend — a friend who shows up for me in big ways when the chips are down. However, she is very judgmental and offers her opinion on everything from how I should groom my cat to why I shouldn’t get Botox. I wouldn’t presume to tell her how to cut her hair or treat her dogs, unless she asked. Her comments often hurt my feelings. How do I gently get her to stop acting like my vet, my beautician, etc.? — Annoyed It must be tempting to ask her: “Hey, wanna come over on Thursday night? I’ll do a stir-fry, and we can watch Netflix … or you can do an hour on why my new haircut was a tragic mistake and how (for the fourth time!) the couch should be against the other wall.” Friendly advice is not always as, uh, other-serving as it’s made out to be. Communica-

tions researcher Matthew M. Martin emphasizes that “people communicate to satisfy personal needs.” He notes that previous research identified six basic “interaction motives” (why people have conversations with others): pleasure, affection, inclusion, relaxation, control and escape (like ditching your own problems to fixate on what a hot mess your friend is). Research by social psychologist Sonja Lyubomirsky, among others, suggests it’s in our selfinterest to be helpful. Helping feels good in the moment (the “pleasure” motive). Also, the sort of happiness with staying power — the feeling that our life has meaning — comes from extending ourselves for others rather than, say, shoving ‘em out of the way and chasing happiness for ourselves (like by amassing more shoes or buying a new set of boobs). Of course, if it is the pleasure motive driving your friend, it

may come from a darker place — like a desire to show off and act superior — which may dovetail with “the control motive,” which, Martin explains, “involves the need to influence others and to be viewed by others as competent.” Regardless, you don’t owe anyone your attention — not even a compulsively helpful “very good friend.” Wait until a moment when you aren’t ducking flying tips. Tell her that you love that she’s trying to look out for you but that her values aren’t necessarily your values. Accordingly, you have a new policy: No more unsolicited advice, except in emergencies. Qualifying situations call for brief, life-preserving warnings — such as “Watch out!” or “Duck!” — not the longerwinded constructive tips offered in so-called “fashion emergencies”: “Have you seen yourself from behind? You’d best rethink those pants, doll.”

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

Ron Kosinski, Caltrans D7 3 Hutton Centre Drive, Suite 200 Santa Ana, CA 92707 CONTACT

For more information about this project, call Mr. Karl Price at (213) 897-1839. TTY users may call 711.

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1 Allison Butcher paints outside Venice Grind; 2 Cassie Allen Schultz makes a finishing touch in front of Buckwild Gallery; 3 & 9 826LA’s Time Travel Mart is now a whimsical curiosities shop with a hand-painted floor; 4 The Daddies rock out at the corner of Venice and Centinela; 5 Indigenous Mexican art by Tatei Haramaratsie; 6 Cristina Vane performs soulful blues; 7 Nina Palomba live-paints street art; 8 Participants take in the glow of a pop-up candle shop by Gloria Janette Pavia.

Chilly winter weather on March 1 didn’t stop locals from turning out in droves for the Mar Vista Art Walk, an evening of art happenings and live music in the heart of Mar Vista. A small troupe of Afro-Brazilian drummers and dancers dressed in white paraded along Venice Boulevard, christening four mid-block pedestrian crossings installed as part of the city’s Great Streets PAGE 36 THE ARGONAUT March 15, 2018

initiative along the way. Upon reaching Centinela Avenue, they danced to live music by local indie rockers The Daddies and Venice blueswoman Cristina Vane. Across the street, youth literacy nonprofit 826LA celebrated the grand re-opening of its Time Travel Mart with cotton candy, carnival games and a fortune teller stationed outside the newly refurbished store. Animi Design transformed the

space into a Victorian-era curiosities shop with a hand-painted floor, a spiral staircase and a wall of “portals” to the past, present and future. Buckwild Gallery turned into a temporary exhibition space for local fine artists, who also set up easels and canvases at various points along Venice Boulevard. “It’s so eclectic. There’s all kinds of art here,” said New York transplant Joseph

Mesiano, who also walked away with an original piece of art. “This has felt like a real New York, Chelsea night in Mar Vista, which is really cool. I was brilliantly surprised.” Or, as Councilmember Mike Bonin said during his foray out: “The Mar Vista Art Walk continues to rock.” — Christina Campodonico

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KXLU deejays spin in between sets. Explore pop-up shops, food trucks and a record swap. Loyola Marymount University, 1 LMU Dr., Westchester. Free. Music and Comedy at UnUrban, 1 to 7 p.m. Performances by Almost Vaudeville (1 to 4 p.m.) and Mews Small and Company (4 to 6 p.m.) precede the Screenwriting Tribe workshop Meetup group at UnUrban Coffee House, 3301 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica. (310) 315-0056; Philippine American Lodge, 2 p.m. Join one of the oldest Filipino non-profit organizations in Southern California, which meets every other month and hosts various special events and fundraisers throughout the year. Members must have some Filipino heritage. Culver West Alexander Park, 4162 Wade St., Culver City. Guest attendance free; annual membership $25. (805) 744-9553; Music by the Sea, 2 to 5 p.m. A scenic harbor view is the backdrop for a salsa concert by the Susie Hansen Latin Band. Fisherman’s Village, 13755 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey. (310) 301-9900; Easter Egg Hunt Play Date, 5 to 7 p.m. Celebrate Easter early with this hunt for eggs filled with freezedried treats and one golden egg containing a $100 spa certificate. Treats provided for dogs and their humans. Healthy Spot, 4718 Lincoln Blvd., Marina del Rey. healthyspotmarinadelrey Lushes and Brushes, 6 to 8 p.m. Create and paint over cocktails during this two hour drinking, thinking, laughing and creativity party. Supplies provided. Bareburger, 2732 Main St., Santa Monica. $47.83. (310) 392-2122; A Week of French Language Cinema in Los Angeles, 7:30 p.m. Théâtre Raymond Kabbaz presents nightly screenings of critically acclaimed Francophone films from Switzerland, Burkina Faso, Canada, France and Belgium. Screenings run through March 23. All screenings preceded by a reception at 7 p.m. Check website for movie times. Théâtre Raymond Kabbaz, 10361 W. Pico Blvd., West L.A. $5. (310) 286-0553; Beliu and Friends, 10 p.m. Singersongwriter Beliu performs covers from her favorite neo-soul artists as well as originals. TRiP, 2101 Lincoln Blvd., Santa Monica. No cover. (310) 396-9010;

Monday, March 19 Nina’s Tango Practica, 6 to 9 p.m. Learn the art of tango and enjoy a tapas tasting menu each Monday at Grand Casino Bakery & Café, 3826 Main St., Culver City. $12.95. (310) 945-6099; Salsa Night, 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. World champion dance instructor Cristian

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Tuesday, March 20 Children’s Hospital Blood Drive, 9 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. CHLA needs approximately 2,000 units of blood and blood components each month. Support the children’s hospital by helping them reach their goal. Culver City/Palms YMCA, 4500 Sepulveda Blvd., Culver City. 10th Annual Tree Hugging Day, 6 p.m. Celebrate the Spring Equinox with family-friendly events, a “Group Tree Hug,” environmental guest speakers, music and poetry. Santa

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Land Use Committee, 6:30 p.m. The committee meets on the third Tuesday of each month at the Westchester Municipal Building Community Room, 7166 W. Manchester Ave., Westchester. “Women Breaking Down Walls,” 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. In honor of Women’s History Month, professional women and artists discuss women in public practice. Annenberg Community Beach House, 415 Pacific Coast Hwy, Santa Monica. Free; reservations required. “Living Well, Aging Well” Lecture, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday and 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday. Providence Saint John’s Health Center clinicians and guest speakers discuss aging, how to maintain cognitive health, hearing, vision, kinesthetic sense, core strength, muscle mass, balance and exercise. Q&A follows the talk. Santa Monica Public Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica. Free; reservations required. (310) 829-8453 Sierra Club Airport Marina Group, 7 p.m. The Sierra Club reports on Ballona Draft EIR comments and why seasonal freshwater wetlands are important to wildlife. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Burton Chace Park Community Room, 13650 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey. Free. (310) 437-3523

Wednesday, March 21

L.A. County Design Control Board Meeting, 1:30 p.m. This county-appointed body reviews project designs and policy initiatives of Regional Planning and the L.A. County Dept. of Beaches and Harbors each third Wednesday of the month. Burton Chace Park, 13650 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey. (310) 305-9503; beaches. Meditations on Media, 6 to 9 p.m. Gerry Fialka’s stimulating soiree inventories the psychic effects of media on individuals and society, and muses on why they are ignored. Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice. Free. (310) 306-7330; Unkle Monkey Show, 6 to 9 p.m. Local favorites perform acoustic music and comedy each Wednesday in the Tiki Bar with special guest appearances including an Elvis impersonator. The Warehouse Restaurant, 4499 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey. No cover. (310) 823-5451; Osteria Bigoli Winemaker Dinner, 7 p.m. This five-course gourmet dinner created by chef/owner Claudio Marchesan features tercero wines paired with each dish. Winemaker Larry Schaffer will be on hand to discuss the wines. Osteria Bigoli, 714 Montana Ave., Santa Monica. $95. (310) 395-6619; Grand View Market Open Mic Night, 7 p.m. Each Wednesday night, anyone can sign up to do a four-minute comedy set or perform two songs. Grand View Market, 12210 Venice Blvd., Mar Vista. (310) 390-7800 Soundwaves: Aron Kallay, 7:30 p.m. Keyboardist Aron Kallay performs selections from his Beyond 12 project. Software allows Kallay to assign any pitch to any key, to use notes beyond Photo by Ted Soqui

Westchester Life Stories Group, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Do you want to write your life story? Share your memoirs with a group and receive feedback from fellow writers Wednesdays at the YMCA Annex, 8020 Alverstone Ave., Westchester. $10 donation per semester. Contact Sonni at

Open Temple: Tea and Torah, 1 to 2 p.m. Enjoy tea with Rabbi Lori and special guests. Open Temple House, 1422 Electric Ave., Venice.

Toastmasters Speakers by the Sea Club, 11 a.m. to noon. In this workshop to develop better presentation skills, Toastmasters present the fundamentals of public speaking in the relaxed, enjoyable atmosphere of a Toastmasters meeting. Pregerson Technical Facility, 12000 Vista del Mar, Conference Room 230A, Playa del Rey. (424) 625-3131; Best Practices for Preventing Harassment and Discrimination in your Business, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Employment laws are constantly changing, impacting how employers must operate their businesses. In this lunch Pettit Kohn explores the evolving employment law landscape, including developments with leave, bullying and sexual harassment laws. LAX Coastal Chamber Office, 9100 S. Sepulveda

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Foxtrails’ electro-acoustic psychedelic fusion is a spiritual trip Foxtrails brings their musical meditations on nature to a Venice house of worship Not just any band can gig as comfortably in a house of worship as a lively street corner or a sweaty barroom basement, but Foxtrails — who on Saturday weave their dreamy aural tapestries at the First Lutheran Church of Venice — isn’t just any band. The electro-acoustic fivepiece of Venice-based musicians, who also happen to be

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Del Rey Residents Association, 7 to 9 p.m. Good fences make good neighbors...until they don’t. Deputy City Attorney Claudia Martin explains how the city applies its Good Neighbor Laws regarding noise, cars, residences, outdoor storage and basic maintenance. Q&A follows the presentation. Westside Neighborhood School, 5401 Beethoven St., Mar Vista. Free.

Blvd., Ste 210, Westchester. Free. (310) 645-5151;

Shh … Don’t Tell Comedy is returning to Venice for a secret show. SEE SATURDAY, MARCH 17. standard 12-note equal temperament and reorder the keyboard during a piece. Santa Monica Public Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica. Free. (310) 458-8600; Rusty’s Rhythm Club Swing Dance, 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. Dave Stuckey & The Hot House Gang brings 1920s and ’30s standards and not-so-standards to an open dance, following a half-hour beginner’s class (no partner needed.) $15 cover, includes the class. Westchester Elks Lodge, 8025 W. Manchester Ave., Playa del Rey. (310) 606-5606;

Woodcarver Ray Ford, a Venice resident for 62 years, is the featured artist in Blue 7 Collective’s new group show. SEE GALLERIES & MUSEUMS.

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Lucky & Laughing Improv Diary Show, 8 to 9 p.m. The past is back. Two brave people read from their teen diaries, while improvisers do scenes inspired by the readings. M.i.’s Westside Comedy Theater, 1323-A (A stands for alley) Third Street Promenade, Santa Monica. $5. (310) 451-0850;

roommates, have been quietly padding around the Westside over the last few years, playing at The Townhouse & Del Monte Speakeasy, the Mar Vista Art Walk, the Santa Monica Airport Art Crawl, Venice boutique Late Sunday Afternoon and Mar Vista’s Timewarp Records. KCRW 89.9-FM has played a few of their songs. The music website buzzbands. la calls Foxtrails “a new L.A. quintet who weave a strong sense of geography and nature into Sofar Sounds: El Segundo, 8:15 to 10:45 p.m. A carefully curated set of live music, kept secret until showtime, at a secret location in El Segundo. Get instructions at Venice Underground Comedy and Bootleg Bombshells Burlesque, 9 and 11 p.m. Start the night with some of L.A.’s best comics, and finish it with a burlesque show featuring Bootleg Bombshells. The Townhouse & Del Monte Speakeasy, 52 Windward Ave., Venice. No cover. (310) 392-4040;

Thursday, March 22 Adult Journaling Program, 1 to 2:30 p.m. Learn and practice journaling skills with exercises to free creativity and get words on paper. Participants discuss and select fun writing topics. Bring paper and pen. Lloyd Taber-Marina del Rey Library, 4533 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey. (310) 821-3415 Culver City Woman’s Club Spring Fiesta Fundraiser, 5 to 8 p.m. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres and happy hour-priced drinks while you browse local vendors, watch a fashion show, win door prizes and participate in a silent auction. All proceeds benefit Meals on Wheels, the USO, Culver-Palms YMCA summer camp and scholarships for Culver City High School seniors. Casa Sanchez Mexican Restaurant, 4500 S. Centinela Ave., Mar Vista. $20 to $25. (310) 453-2314 Sofar Sounds: Venice, 8:15 to 10:45 p.m. A carefully curated set of live music, kept secret until showtime, at a secret location in Venice. Get instructions at

the textures of their ambient music.” The handful of Foxtrails tracks streaming on SoundCloud or Spotify includes “Barnyard” — pastoral, poetic and inspired by vocalist Blake McLeod’s memories of his grandmother’s farm. There’s also “North End,” which babbles like a brook and was brought into fruition through a band trip to Washington’s secluded Vashon Island; the song is “vivid and detailed, unfolding like time-lapse photography,” writes. The band’s upcoming church gig offers a preview of songs from a new record due out later this year, and it may inspire an even higher form of praise. —Christina Campodonico

Foxtrails plays from 7 to 8 p.m. Saturday (March 17) at First Lutheran Church of Venice, 815 Venice Blvd., Venice. Free. Call (310) 8212740 or visit

Galleries & Museums “Ordinary Into Extraordinary,” opens 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 18. 90-year-old Venice artist and woodcarver Ray Ford is the featured guest artist of the Blue 7 Collective’s group show, featuring ordinary objects transformed into works of art. Ford has been making artwork in Venice for the last 62 years and now adds the Lichtenberg wood burning technique to his arsenal of craftsmanship with this show. Blue 7 Collective, 3129 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica. (310) 449-1444; “Venice Stories,” closes 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, March 22. This youth-driven photography, film and animation exhibit capturing the people, places, history and contemporary pulse of Venice culminates with a closing reception and film screening at 7:30 p.m. The showcase includes portraits of long-time Venice artists by Venice Arts students and video stories documenting the ‘hidden history’ of Venice’s communities of color, along with comics imagining the pre-history of Venice. Venice Arts, 13455 Beach Ave., Marina del Rey. Search “Venice Stories” at “Forms Between,” through April 15. Los Angeles-based artist James Crosby confronts a long-established history, in art and elsewhere, of black and brown bodies bearing the sole burden of race and race-related subject matter. team (bungalow) gallery, 306 Windward Ave., Venice. (310) 339-1945; Send event information at least 10 days in advance to calendar


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