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VOL 49, NO 15

News

Local News & Culture

IN MEMORIAM

Westside Happenings

A Well Job Done

Living as Fast as She Could

Workers have finished resealing the Marina del Rey oil well that erupted in January ...... 8

Roses & Cigarettes frontwoman Jenny Pagliaro, 35, used the time she had to leave her mark ............................ 14

Fewer Happy Returns Local taxpayers are seeing smaller refunds this year and owing more to the IRS ........... 8

Make new furry friends at the Mobile Moon Cat Café . .................................... 27

The Advice Goddess Clash of the Empaths

This Week

Win friends and arguments by focusing on others’ interests, not just their positions ....... 28

ARTS & EVENTS

Gunfire in a Tent City There have been two drive-by shootings at the Venice Boulevard homeless encampment under the 405 ......................................... 9

Fables for the Digital Age Manual Cinema uses light and shadow to project immersive visual stories for the 21st-century ................................. 30

LAX’s New Flight Plan Airport wants to build a transit-connected Terminal 9 east of Sepulveda in time for 2028 Olympics ....................................... 10

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Alive in Los Angeles Mike ‘the Poet’ Sonksen seeks out community-based public history in ‘Letters to My City’ . ................................. 12

Go Bananas for Bunch Fruit-based ‘nice’ creams represent a tasteful victory in the fight against food waste ....... 16

Celia Center Arts Festival reflects the diversity of adoption and foster care experiences ................................... 30 ON THE COVER: Mike ‘the Poet’ Sonksen, whose writings give voice to a more inclusive history of Los Angeles, admires Kurvungna Springs (often called Gabrielino Tongva Springs) — a sacred Native American heritage site and state cultural monument preserved on the campus of University High School in West Los Angeles. Photo by Maria Martin. Design by Michael Kraxenberger.

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L etter s Playa Vista’s Riparian Corridor Needs Some Love Re: “Nature’s Next Stop,” News, April 4 I just read your article about the Riparian Corridor at Ballona Wetlands and the Migration Celebration sponsored by Friends of Ballona Wetlands. I want children to develop a love of nature, so this is good news. I am thrilled that attention is being paid to the wetlands and for the support of the Friends. However, as someone who walks the path below Loyola Marymount University every weekend (and has been for the last 15 years), I am appalled by how Playa Vista (which I believe is responsible for maintaining the ditch they’re calling the corridor) has abdicated their role in the past few years. The water is free-flowing from the road at the bottom of the Dunbarton entrance ramp, but it quickly becomes clogged with plants, reeds and debris going west. Ducks are at the east entrance, but if they want to get to the west end, near Discovery Park, they have to walk on top of silt islands and thick greenery.  Finally, near the park, there are

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as they can’t swim the length of the corridor. The reeds seem to have been tamed to some degree, I hope not from some chemical application. Finally, we can’t honor nature by having events. We honor it by letting it flourish. Please, something has to be done to make the Riparian Corridor a true respite for migrating birdlife. Karen Jones Venice B:9.722”

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A Well Job Done Workers have finished resealing the Marina del Rey oil well that erupted in January Pouring more than 2,000 cubic yards of cement over a span of nearly three months, work crews have finished sealing off the abandoned oil well that sent mud and gas spewing in the air near Via Marina and Tahiti Way on Jan. 11. Construction ended last Thursday — about two weeks ahead of schedule — and remaining equipment was removed Tuesday, according to the L.A. County Department of Beaches and Harbors, which has been updating residents on progress at the site and the findings of various government agencies monitoring progress. The 1930s oil well had been sealed to a depth of 800 feet in 1959. Now seven cement plugs seal the well to a depth of 1,500 feet. State standards call for a depth of 3,900 feet if possible, but a piece of equipment that fell into the well and could not be retrieved safely required adjustments to the work plan. Contractors employed by the developer constructing a hotel complex on the site and supervising state agencies “did what we could to comply with [state standards] as best as possible,” Beaches and Harbors spokesperson Nicole Mooradian said. The developer must now change construction plans to ensure that county officials will be able to access

Fewer Happy Returns

The oil well on Via Marina spewed mud and gas more than 60 feet into the air the well at any time in case of emergency, she added. The L.A. County Department of Public Health will continue to monitor air quality data at the site. Despite initial delays in releasing public information about the status of the well, county officials have worked hard to keep locals in the loop these past several months, Mooradian said. “We’re always mindful of the impact of the community,” she said, “… and we truly appreciate their patience.” — Gary Walker

A Long Road to Justice Hit-and-run driver who killed Playa Vista jogger faces six years in prison Five years, two months and 25 days after a hit-and-run driver struck and killed Playa Vista resident Paul Grover, the driver who fled the scene and evaded capture for years pled no contest to a charge of vehicular manslaughter last Tuesday at the Airport Courthouse in Westchester. Brittnee Crawford, 28, faces up to six years in state prison at a sentencing hearing next month, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office. Prosecutors say Crawford was under the influence of alcohol and speeding southbound along Lincoln Boulevard when she struck Grover near LMU Drive a short time after 4 a.m. on Jan. 9, 2014. Grover, 62, had been out on an early morning jog. The LAPD’s Fugitive Task Force arrested Crawford and her boyfriend in Nevada in January 2017, but the case against him was dismissed in February. PAGE 8 THE ARGONAUT April 11, 2019

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Paul Grover “Nothing will bring Paul back, but I’m relieved that it’s finally over,” said Grover’s sister, Susan Offutt, who thanked law enforcement for sticking with the case. “I hope that young woman will turn her life around once she’s out of prison.” — Gary Walker

Taxpayers who did not file a W-4 to adjust 2018 payroll withholdings are paying for it now on their 1040s Local taxpayers are seeing smaller refunds this year and owing more to the IRS Samuel B. Moses has been a tax accountant for nearly 30 years, but he recently experienced a career first: a sobbing client. When the Santa Monica CPA told a working actress that she owed the IRS $2,000 instead of the $4,000 refund she was expecting, she burst into tears. “I told her to stop acting,” Moses recalled of the breakdown. “She replied, ‘I’m not acting.’” His client is one of many local taxpayers unprepared for the downsides of the Trump administration’s Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which eliminated deductions for unreimbursed employee expenses — hitting workers in the arts, entertainment and wellness industries particularly hard. The new law also changed withholding tables, which employers use to determine how much income tax to deduct from employee paychecks. As a result, workers who saw in increase in take-home pay but didn’t adjust their withholdings are seeing smaller refunds or balances due. This is especially true in Southern California, where incomes and expenses exceed the national average. “More people are affected because they earn more and the various tax codes affect wealthy states more,” Moses explained. “The change of

withholdings affected them. The loss of the deductions affected wealthier people. So, it’s been magnified.” Homeowners have been hit particularly hard by those changes, said Ellen B. Holden, a certified financial planner and California tax preparer in West L.A. “Almost everybody in my neighborhood has property taxes alone of $10,000 — and that’s if you’ve owned a house a long time,” said Holden, adding that newer buyers of expensive homes likely owe more than $30,000. “Plus, you have state taxes taken out of your paycheck, so many times people have $15,000 and $40,000 in SALT taxes [State and Local Taxes]. “But this year they’re only letting people write off $10,000,” she said. “It’s a joke in the field that it’s Trump getting back at the high-tax, mainly Democratic states: California, New Jersey, Connecticut and New York — the places where people have high property taxes.” There isn’t much taxpayers can do now, Moses said, but for tax year 2019 they can give more to charity, consider forming a corporation and most of all adjust their withholdings. Holden, who also experienced a crying client this year, agrees: “Go to your payroll department and say you need more withheld from your paycheck.” — Lawrence Yee


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Two Shootings, One Encampment Violence against the homeless near Venice Boulevard underpass raises concerns

Security camera footage captured the April 1 drive-by shooting on Venice Boulevard next to the 405 ment last July, resulting in the arrest of one man who has been charged with attempted murder and an arrest warrant for another on similar charges, LAPD Det. Melvin Campos said. But “there is no correlation between the two shootings,” he emphasized. Susan Klos, a member of the Mar Vista Community Council and its committee on homelessness, had previously met with residents of the encampment — many of whom have now left, she said, as conditions there have taken a turn for the worse. “People in the community are upset about the shooting. We’re starting to see a lot of needles there,” said Klos, who is planning to give presentations on local homelessness at the Pacific Division Station later this month. Meanwhile, nearly 50 locals are part of a Facebook group called “Mar Vista:

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Make Venice Blvd Great (Clean) Again,” where discussion includes frustration over the encampments and related shootings. Formed more than a year ago, the group started in response to the Great Streets traffic lane reconfigurations on Venice Boulevard, which have driven a wedge between opponents of the changes and Bonin. “I blame Mike Bonin for this. One shooting is one too many, and now we have a second one,” said Demetrios Mavromichalis, a prominent Mar Vista businessman and Great Streets critic who has been posting about the shooting on the Facebook group. Mavromichalis wants the city to block off the north side of Venice under the freeway with a chain link fence. “Something drastically has to be done. This is a common-sense measure that no one should be able to sue over,” he said.

In addition to the increased police and sanitation presence, Bonin’s office is also contemplating deployment of mental health and housing services providers to visit the encampment, a spokesman for Bonin said. Culver City Councilman Alex Fisch said he “took a keen interest” in the shooting, which occurred just steps away from the Culver City border. “The shooting was very concerning,” said Fisch, who spoke to Culver City police about the encampment, “… [but] I think we’re doing things right now with a services and housing approach.” Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call Det. Campos at (310) 482-6402, Det. Luis Juardo at (310) 482-6369, or Det. Carlos Carias at (310) 482-6372. gary@argonautnews.com

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A conceptual view of Terminal 9, including the Automated People Mover and Sepulveda pedestrian bridge L E F T : The future LAX footprint, looking north along Sepulveda R I G H T : The Automated People Mover will take passengers past the iconic LAX theme building A B OV E :

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By Joe Piasecki and Gary Walker After breaking ground in March on its Automated People Mover, the elevated electric loop train that will connect flight terminals to Metro light rail service by 2023, LAX now hopes to build an additional passenger terminal east of Sepulveda Boulevard in time for the 2028 Summer Olympics. The new Terminal 9 would include as many as 12 gates for large planes making international flights and an expansive underground international arrivals area, according to a development study that LAX officials made public last week. Alternatively, it could accommodate as many as 19 gates for domestic flights. The space is currently occupied by various hangars and maintenance facilities, as well as a regional carrier concourse. PAGE 10 THE ARGONAUT April 11, 2019

In addition to its own Automated People Mover stop, Terminal 9 would connect to the central terminal area via a pedestrian footbridge over to Sepulveda to the existing Terminal 7. West of Sepulveda, LAX would add nine new flight gates adjacent to Terminal 1 (Southwest Airlines) by constructing a new Concourse 0 over what’s presently a terminal-adjacent parking lot. The changes will require runway adjustments to the north of the terminal but will not move runways closer to Playa del Rey or Westchester, as stipulated by the 2016 settlement agreement among the airport, the city and neighborhood groups. LAX estimates that as many as 30 million passengers per year will utilize the Automated People Mover, with pickups at each of seven stations every

two minutes, for a total end-to-end travel time of about 10 minutes. Newly announced construction plans are still likely to impact vehicle traffic flow, however, prompting new entrance and exit ramps along Sepulveda to serve Terminal 9 and streamline central terminal entryways and exits. Denny Schneider, head of the Westchester community group that pushed for the deal to end northward expansion, is optimistic about the project overall but still has concerns about vehicle traffic. “All of the work being done will be a significant improvement, given the seemingly unlimited amount of LAX flight numbers and passenger growth that has been happening in recent years, but it will still be inadequate to make LAX convenient,” he said. “When the modern-

ization program at LAX is completed there will be only two issues left: How do we handle so many additional flights, and how are we going to handle the excessive ground traffic?” LAX’s neighbors to the south are not happy about additional flight traffic, let alone the airport’s existing quality of life impacts. “El Segundo has always stood for a balanced airfield, but this project proposal makes an unbalanced airport even more unfairly weighted toward El Segundo,” reads a statement by El Segundo City Manager Greg Carpenter. “El Segundo already has to bear the burden of loud, noisy nighttime cargo flights, but instead of attempting to balance operations between the north and south, the lion’s share of impacts will fall to our residents to bear.”


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ArgonautNews.com Columbus, Ohio. This vocational high school offers more than 20 career choices in trades, business and medical careers, is integrated with the surrounding neighborhood schools so students can still play sports, and has a graduation rate of 90%. You want to honor Nipsey Hussle? Demand LAUSD build a centrally located vocational careers high school in South Central and name it in his honor. Dan Wunsch Marina del Rey

South L.A. Needs a Centralized Vocational High School Re: “Nipsey Hussle Shouldn’t Die in Vain,” Letters, April 4 Blaming Silicon Beach for not investing enough in South Central Los Angeles is just a smokescreen obscuring the real problem. Silicon Beach businesses and residents of Los Angeles County are already doing their part as taxpayers. The real question is: With a budget of $8 billion, why is there no centralized vocational careers high school in that area? A centralized vocational school would offer a potential high school dropout “a career for life instead of a life of crime, poverty and drugs.” These schools exist throughout the South and Midwest and are very successful in offering a promising alternative for those who are not going to college. The short documentary “Trading Poverty in South Central L.A.” on YouTube exposes this problem through interviews with local youth and older residents; it also showcases the Delaware Area Career Center High School outside of

Thank You, Brent Lovrien Re: “A Race to Remember,” News, March 28 It did my heart much good to read that firefighter Tony Guzman ran the LA Big 5k race in honor of his late colleague Brent Lovrien, and that he spends time each year with Lovrien’s mother. Every time I

drive by Lovrien’s memorial plaque in the Westchester shopping area, I thank him for his service and ultimate sacrifice, and I wonder if he’s still remembered. I am so glad to see that he is still remembered and honored. Elizabeth Gajsiewicz Westchester Biker Bar to Bookshop Re: “Sam: Johnson’s Last Stand,” Power to Speak, April 4 You might be interested to know that when Robert (Bob) Klein bought the building, it had most recently been a biker bar. Sam: Johnson’s had been in Westwood but had to move because of rent increases. Sam: Johnson’s has been around since 1977. There is a wonderful history (written by Bob, who died of an apparent heart attack, not a stroke) on the store’s website. Ellen Klein West Los Angeles

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Alive in Los Angeles Mike the Poet seeks out community-based public history in ‘Letters to My City’ Mike ‘the Poet’ Sonksen at Kuruvungna Springs, a sacred Native American heritage site on the University High School campus and father, and a third-generation L.A. native. Sonksen’s beat is very large. That sprawling, pulsing, continually “The warm winds blow sometimes self-reinvented, beautiful mess of a beat making me feel like I is Los Angeles — the subject of his am one with the city. I feel newly published book “Letters to My connected to the landscape like City,” a collection of essays and poems the Santa Monica Mountains are my traversing the city, its history, its culture, spinal cord — my backbone that only its architecture, the ’92 uprising and the can be seen from an airplane. I see L.A. River. “The History of South my friend Central Los Angeles” offers valuable in every intersection — my destiny is history while chronicling the Sonksen to uncover the stories — to incite family’s story, and neighborhoods from others to the Alhambra to Cerritos and Little Tokyo other side of reality — the beauty are exalted with the familiarity of in the city.” someone who’s shot hoops, skidded —from “Sometimes,” dedicated bikes and worn shoe leather on their to poet F. Douglas Brown and urban sidewalks. Grateful homage is paid to historian Mike Davis writers who have opened Sonksen’s mind; Wanda Coleman, Chester Himes Journalists talk about “working a beat,” and Luis J. Rodriguez are each honored digging into an area or subject the way with individual pieces (as is grade cops patrol and learn a neighborhood. school teacher Marguerite Felice Mike Sonksen is a journalist; he is also (most famously) a poet, and a teacher, and Navarrete). “Charles Bukowski in single room an ethical tour guide of real-world L.A. — and, not tangentially, a devoted husband occupancies wrote / sublime poetry By Bliss Bowen

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about the plight of modern man / with a beer can in his hands. / Venice beats off Abbot Kinney and every time / I’m in Venice Jim Morrison speaks to me … / Behold the lore of L.A. Authors!” “L.A. Authors,” previously published in his statement-making 2006 book “I Am Alive in Los Angeles!,” remains one of Sonksen’s best-known poems. It is slightly revised in “Letters to My City,” just as “Still Alive in Los Angeles!” builds on the earlier work’s themes. “I am still alive in Los Angeles / even as the price of rent rises / and gridlock strangles central arteries I’m old enough / to remember”  “‘Letters to My City’ reflects that I’ve evolved and I’m a parent and a professor,” Sonksen says, explaining that “Still Alive in Los Angeles” was the original title for the book, but he and editor Chiwan Choi wanted something new that reflects his work’s current dimensions. “I’m still a poet, still a tour guide, still Mike, but I like writing poems and

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essays equally.” Sometimes the people he teaches or guides school him, like the 24 blind teenagers he says “taught me how to read the city.” Early pages quote Henri Lefebvre’s philosophy about “the right to the city” and how public space should not be privatized. “Letters to My City” is Sonksen’s way of championing “community-based public history” and Lefebvre’s philosophy in an L.A. context. “It’s a combination of the right to the city and this idea of sharing authority,” he explains. “The book is about living your values or living your ethics. For example, I see myself as partners with my students in the learning process … there’s more than one expert. … Everybody’s sharing the city together [and] everyone’s story matters. I’m really trying to celebrate all these people from these different areas and celebrate the city.” Community is a constant theme. An elegy to the Root Down, Firecracker and the Chocolate Bar resurrects the synergistic late-’90s downtown club culture that


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exploded with hip-hop, funk, soul, spoken word, visionary artists, “people, music, vibes, beats, bass life.” Sonksen’s poem testifies with some of the book’s most vivid imagery, reclaiming a community of creative people finding each other and themselves on the dance floor, and their nightly ritual of creating themselves in ways specific to L.A. “Admittedly we’d read a lot of Kerouac and the Beats and Black Arts and punk rock; we’d read about a lot of movements. But it was our own becoming,” he says. “It was hip-hop influenced but it was also literary, and our friends were artists and DJs. It was our own moment.

“That was really influential. … She was brave and at the time telling the truth about injustices done to Native Americans in a far more insightful way than anyone else was writing at the moment,” Sonksen says. Just as John Steinbeck would later root his Depression-era classic “The Grapes of Wrath” in notes for his 1936 “Harvest Gypsies” news reports about migrant workers, Jackson conscientiously tried to speak truth through her fictional 1884 novel “Ramona.” But businessmen exploited its tragic romance to promote a Southern California that was, and remains, fantasy.

“Part of my job is being someone who helps extend the conversation. There are many more answers and many more voices … and maybe I’m a catalyst.” — Mike ‘the Poet’ Sonksen

It was a spirit that really defined me. I went out so much then that I barely have to go out anymore.” Though several essays previously appeared in his “L.A. Letters” column for KCET, much of the material is new, in which Sonksen explores expanding towns and roadways — literally and metaphysically. “Los Angeles Street is the Berlin Wall” of “No Place for Kids.” “Driving Down the 105” evokes a crystallizing moment of “surreal science fiction” shortly after Sonksen graduated from UCLA in 1997, when he was driving 85 on the 105, feeling wind blow his hair and listening to electronic music on KCRW at 1 a.m. as he headed home to his Culver City apartment. “The landscape coalesced with the music,” he writes, as “speed demons” zipped past him on the freeway and lights twinkled distantly on the Rancho Palos Verdes peninsula and “Downtown L.A.’s small cluster of skyscrapers held court a dozen miles north.” Sonksen’s writing traces his own map of connecting threads amid constant change. A sense of mission permeates his survey of “Garvey Avenue from Alhambra to El Monte” and the North Long Beach road from “Oklahoma to Samoa,” informed by his commitment to “debunking stereotypes” and witnessing heedless cultural and environmental losses incurred by gentrification. He illuminates a thesis concerning “impact vs. intention” with a reference to Venice of America developer Abbot Kinney escorting author Helen Hunt Jackson through Southern California Mission Indian villages after her 1881 nonfiction book “A Century of Dishonor” was roundly ignored.

Sonksen also writes about early 20th-century poet Vachel Lindsay, whose work prefigured modern-day performance poets, and whose “gospel of beauty” connects him to late KCET “California’s Gold” host Huell Howser — and Sonksen. All three men dedicated themselves to wonder rather than cynicism, and celebrating Los Angeles and Southern California. “A poem of address, prose for what’s next … the spark of creation, on location, a city drive with your mother, a hug from your brother, a song about your sister, music is the heartbeat, a field of great streets, night and the city, the gospel of beauty, pound the pavement, fight the good fight, bridge the divide, grow something, put people over profit, celebrate the present, we are the movement” — from “Letters to My City” Sonksen still holds his often-voiced belief that a key part of his work is bridging different segments of the community, although it’s no longer confined to L.A. literary circles, and he increasingly adopts a journalist’s big-picture perspective. Whether as writer, teacher or tour guide, “part of my job is being someone who helps extend the conversation,” he says. “There are many more answers and many more voices, but I’m at least contributing, and maybe I’m a catalyst. … I’m trying to bring people together.” Mike Sonksen celebrates “Letters to My City” at 7:30 p.m. Sunday (April 14) at Beyond Baroque, 681 N. Venice Blvd., Venice. Admission is $6 to $10. Call (310) 821-0256 or visit mikethepoetla. tumblr.com.

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Living as Fast as She Could Roses & Cigarettes frontwoman Jenny Pagliaro, 35, used the time she had to leave her mark

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By Bliss Bowen The Garage on Motor Avenue was closed to the public on March 31. Inside, a table hugging the wall by the front door offered finger food to guests clustered at tables, banquettes and the bar; it was difficult to navigate between them, the room was so full. In a rear corner, a ginger-and-white spaniel serenely offered his head and ears for petting as people squeezed between tables to speak with the longhaired woman in whose lap he snuggled. Screens around the venue projected images of a lean girl growing into womanhood — on the beach in Cape Cod and in Santa Monica, striking ballet and yoga poses, hugging dogs, playing guitar, laughing with friends and family, singing in the studio and onstage with her band. Her name: Jenny Pagliaro — Massachusetts native, Santa Monica yoga instructor, lead singer of Roses & Cigarettes — and the Garage was packed with relatives, bandmates and community members who had just attended her funeral service at St. Monica Catholic Church. Snatches of R&C’s new album “Echoes and Silence” could be heard overhead. “I’ve gotta date with the reaper/ The devil wants my heart in his hands… / My knees get weak, my heart skips a beat/ This shit is getting way out of hand/ I’m gonna give him a few more reasons/ Start living just as fast as I can” It was an unavoidably poignant scene, and not only because the Santa Monica resident had succumbed to metastatic breast cancer at 35. We hear so much about people getting lost in L.A., especially newcomers — and not enough about those who find themselves here, or the impact they make within their overlapping communities. Pagliaro had made her presence felt since moving here 15 years ago; her music was finally receiving serious attention, and her wisecracking vitality had remained infectious even as she pugnaciously battled her 2015 diagnosis with varied treatments shared on Instagram and her candid Breast Cancer Chronicles blog. Guitarist Angela Petrilli recalls auditioning for a cover band Pagliaro fronted and finding a musical soulmate: “It was like I knew her my whole life. The musical chemistry was there. I knew she was really, really special, and I felt it so deeply.” They soon formed Roses & Cigarettes, bonding like sisters over shared musical inspirations (Ray LaMontagne, Patty Griffin, Miranda Lambert, Fleetwood Mac) and performing those songs as an acoustic duo at local venues like the Basement and

Jenny Pagliaro, who had battled metastatic breast cancer since 2015, died the day after Rolling Stone praised her band’s new album Sonny McLean’s, where Pagliaro waited tables for about 10 years. “She’d always be the first person I’d hear from every day. Every. Single. Day. Always checking in, sending each other funny pictures, song ideas, shared plans back and forth on how we were gonna become rock stars, ha ha,” Petrilli says tearfully. “I’m thankful for it.” Bassist/producer Mike Lyons met Pagliaro at Sonny McLean’s and played

tribe,” Bonvini says. “Music just kept feeding her soul.” Pagliaro beat back cancer in 2015, after R&C released their self-titled debut album, but in 2016 she was diagnosed as a Stage IV metavivor. When Pagliaro returned to performing, yoga student John Wells was surprised to find his teacher rocking onstage with Petrilli at Hotel Café when he was running sound. “She was obviously very much an

— and always with Teddy, the devoted emotional support dog she adopted after her spaniel Marley died of cancer in 2016. (Pagliaro’s sister Sarah has adopted Teddy into her El Segundo home.) Per Wells, Teddy would greet each student in Pagliaro’s yoga class, and knew when class was ending: “As soon as Jenny would finish her last ‘ohm’ and say ‘Namaste,’ he would get up immediately and go around to all the people again.” In January, Pagliaro had to stop teaching, and pretty much everything else, as she struggled with fatigue and prayed a last-ditch Y90 treatment would be “a light in a very dark tunnel.” “Echoes and Silence” was released in February and — Mary Frances Bonvini videos streamed on a variety of websites, including the Bluegrass Situation, Cowboys & Indians, and Billboard, guitar at her audition for “The Voice” inspiration to a lot of people,” says Wells. which accompanied the “Fast As I Can” about 10 years ago. Pagliaro was devas“Seeing what she was going through, the video with Pagliaro’s comment that the tated to not be selected, he recalls, but it great highs and great lows — it makes song was “about not letting the biggest also marked a crucial turning point where you look at your own life and puts things challenge you’ve ever faced stop you she became serious about artistic expresin perspective.” from living your dreams.” Her response sion and started writing songs. R&C released the “Acoustic Sessions” to Rolling Stone posting the song the day “To me that’s her legacy: to go from EP last year, and a sense of urgency before she died was classic Jenny. being some starry-eyed kid who came out surrounded sessions already underway for “Mary Frances told her, ‘Hey, you’re in here thinking she’ll be signed in two “Echoes and Silence.” Lyons says Rolling Stone,’” Petrilli recalls. “She seconds and she’ll do anything like Pagliaro, who sometimes had to lay on the opened up her eyes wide and was like, Johnny Bravo would have done, to couch, wanted to “sing prettier” but he ‘No way … Pretty cool, man.’” becoming her own person,” Lyons says. kept grittier, chemo-deepened vocal takes Close friend Mary Frances Bonvini, a that gave the tracks more character. “I’d Those wishing to express respect for Santa Monica resident, says Pagliaro go, ‘Jenny, you’re telling a story and Pagliaro’s life are encouraged to make blossomed the more she immersed herself you’re setting a tone.’” donations via metavivor.org or roversrein the creative community. By July, Pagliaro was joking about treat.org and listen to “Echoes and “She found her light. She found her “geriatric chic” and walking with a cane Silence” on Spotify or Bandcamp.

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New Kids on the Block Recently opened Westside restaurants feature sophisticated Italian fare, decadent waffles, build-your-own gyros, bone broth pho and classic American cheeseburgers

By Jessica Koslow, Angela Matano and Christina Campodonico It seems like every other day one restaurant closes its kitchen and another one pops open. It can be hard to keep track, so let us introduce you to several interesting eateries that have opened in the past few months: The Window The corner of Rose and 5th avenues has been quiet since Fiesta Brava and Ranch Market left, until now. Last week the brains behind the soon-to-be-in-this-spot restaurant American Beauty have been piquing diners’ interest with The Window, a walk-up counter serving a $3.95 cheeseburger and $2.75 fries. The entire parking lot is roped off, sprinkled with colorful blue, red and turquoise stools and an umbrella for shade. The simple menu also includes a beauty burger (for vegetarians), a fried chicken sandwich, a shaved kale salad and a grain bowl. Drink options are lemonade, iced tea and soda, and an ice cream sandwich for dessert. Every-

thing on the menu is under $8 — a treat in pricy Venice. (JK) 425 Rose Avenue, Venice | @americanbeauty.la Heroic Wine Bar & Deli If the name Adam Fleischman sounds familiar to you, it’s because he’s the guy behind Umami Burger and 800 Degrees. His latest venture — a dual concept with sandwiches on one side (Heroic Deli) and fine dining on the other (Heroic Wine Bar) — departs considerably from the fast-casual vein. Opened on Feb. 8 in partnership with Jeffrey Merrihue and Italian chef Barbara Pollastrini, Heroic’s highly seasonal menu in the wine bar celebrates the rich simplicity of Romanstyle cuisine. Many of the ingredients and flavors fall in line with traditional Italian food, but are handled with a delicacy and elegance that can be difficult to find stateside. One of the best dishes is the “soupfle,” a portmanteau of soup and soufflé. This take on a traditional ribollita, or Tuscan bread soup, bursts with flavor — perfect for a light evening

meal paired with a glass of gorgeous red wine. You’ll wonder if you’ve died and gone to Italy. (AM) 514 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica | (310) 490-0202 | heroicdeli.com

Lucky Duck Blond Ale. Breakfast happy hour is 8 to 11 a.m. Tuesdays through Fridays. (JK) 3105 Washington Blvd., Marina del Rey | (310) 881-9162 | bruswiffle.com

Bru’s Wiffle Longtime locals joint Café Buna might have been a tough act to follow, but in its place Bru’s Wiffle is wooing the neighborhood with its tasty breakfast, brunch and lunch fare — especially waffles. Some of owner Ebru Fidan Caplan’s favorites are the Chicken on Fire waffle (topped by grilled onions, grilled jalapeños, Oaxacan cheese and Bru’s blazing sauce) and the grain bowl (farro, barley, bell peppers, spicy crispy chickpeas, kale, crispy Brussels sprouts, cucumber, feta cheese and avocado). Your favorite just might be the Chocolate Waffle Party — a chocolate waffle stuffed with butter cream and topped with Oreos, whipped cream and chocolate sauce. Bru’s Wiffle is open daily except for Mondays, and recently started serving mimosas, Bloody Marys, sangria and Venice Duck Brewery’s

Rodini Park Playa Vista Build your own wrap, bowl or salad for about $10 at this fast-casual but highflavor Greek eatery, which opened last month next door to breakfast spot HASH. At lunchtime, people working in nearby offices line up for gyros, chicken shawarma, pita sandwiches and the house-made savory pies (spinach, cheese, leek, chicken, beef and lamb, moussaka and salmon). A variety of fresh toppings, sauces and sides allow regulars to try something new each visit. If it’s your first time and you have a sweet tooth, don’t leave without a slice of the baklava cheesecake, which has been celebrated on a “10 Best Cheesecakes in Los Angeles” list. (JK) 12181 Bluff Creek Dr., Playa Vista | (310) 282-8500 | rodinipark.com (Continued on page 16)

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Cowabunga Republic In March, the owners of Holy Guacamole opened this new burger place a few doors down and it’s completely adorable, like a new-fashioned food stand. The restaurant’s small footprint features a walk-up window and about a half-dozen outdoor booths that look to be constructed of pallets and concrete blocks painted cherry red. The menu sticks to the basics, but in a good way. Sleek and well-curated, the options include a double burger, double cheeseburger, and a slightly more expensive grass-fed burger. Fries come plain or with chili. For vegetarians, there’s the option of a meatless patty or an avocado sandwich. There are not nearly enough inexpensive restaurant choices in the neighborhood — especially now, considering the recent closure of Bareburger — and this little gem sparkles like a diamond. (AM) Cowabunga Republic | 2912 Main St., Santa Monica Camp Pho The outline of the words Tasty Goody can still be seen on the front of the building, but now the former Chinese Restaurant has been replaced with Camp Pho, serving small plates and bone broth noodle bowls from noon to 10 p.m. daily except Tuesdays. A waiter tells me that the business has been passed down from father to son, whose dream of owning a restaurant has finally come true. The son has also hipped up the design and vibe — games like Jenga, checkers and dominoes line the counter. The most popular items so far are the butcher pho (featuring a variety of meats, including the chef’s signature brisket) and Hanoi crab egg rolls. Vegan bone broth is also available. (JK) Camp Pho | 715 Lincoln Blvd., Venice | (310) 392-8889 Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken With a downtown location and food truck already rolling around L.A., Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken officially landed on Main Street in the former

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Prime cut steak salad with pita bread, olives and feta cheese at Rodini Park home of Books and Cookies two weeks ago. Order the crispy chicken by the piece or in a cheddar biscuit, bun or donut sandwich. Vanilla, maple-bacon, PB&J, crème brûlée and vegan donuts are always on the menu, as are locally sourced beer and wine and a chocolate birthday cake doughnut with CBD-infused chocolate buttercream frosting for the adventurous eater over 21. (JK) 2309 Main St., Santa Monica | (310) 490-0202 | astrodoughnuts.com Rasselbock Kitchen & Beer Garden We raved about this Bavarian-style German gastropub during its well-attended soft open week in the space formerly occupied by Louie’s of Mar Vista. Now in full-swing, it’s a bustling neighborhood hangout that pairs a wide selection of authentic German brews on draught with mouthwatering sausages and a schnitzel that’s fried to perfection. Be entertained by the furry jackalopes on the wall, friendly servers and the lively clientele; leave satisfied by the indulgent Deutsch offerings, including tempting desserts. (CC) 3817 Grand View Blvd., Mar Vista | (310) 439-2938 | rasselbockla.com

Going Bananas for a Good Cause Bunch whips up flavorful fruit-based ‘nice’ creams and saves bananas from the landfill along the way Jen Miller is on a mission to challenge our current food system — more specifically, to tackle food waste. Bunch, her company launched just this year, uses perfectly good produce that’s too ripe to stock to make banana-based ‘nice’ creams. While the product might be free from dairy, artificial ingredients and refined sugars, the seductively named results are full of flavor: Deep Dark Chocolate, Peanut Butter Fudge, Coffee Chocolate Chunk, and Cinnamon Swirl. “I have a passion for food, health and wellness,” says Miller from her Culver City commissary, where you can pick up her hand-packed pints. Working in kitchens throughout her life, Miller became aware of just how

big a problem food waste is over the course of her culinary career. In fact, she has the statistics to prove it: up to 40% of food in the U.S. gets tossed because of factors like cosmetic imperfections and supply surplus, according to USDA estimates. “That means roughly 72 billion pounds of perfectly good food ends up in the trash instead of on plates,” says Miller, who also donates a portion of Bunch’s proceeds to a national hunger nonprofit. “For every pint purchased, one meal is provided to a family in need.” Last year, Miller earned her certification in plant-based cooking from PlantLab Culinary School in Venice and became holistic healthcertified at the Institute of Integrative Nutrition. Combining her background in brand management and passion for health and wellness, Miller decided to launch her own product. “Making banana ice cream was something I loved to do at home, and I also recognized a desire for it by its popularity on social media,” says Miller. Miller moved from Ohio to L.A. eight years ago, and she’s never looked back. “I’ve lived in Venice, Santa Monica and now Marina del Rey,” she says. “I love the Westside because of its proximity to the beach and the mountains. Around here, everyone is centered around taking care of themselves.” Which makes it a perfect fit for Bunch. — Jessica Koslow

Bunch’s Cinnamon Swirl ‘nice’ cream is a sweet-but-green indulgence

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“Enjoy ocean views from this sunny newer construction, just steps from the sand in the heart of Silicon Beach,” say agents Jesse Weinberg and Vivian Lesny. “The airy, open floorplan offers hardwood floors throughout, breathtaking ocean views from almost every room, and tons of natural light. The downstairs is an entertainer’s dream with a spacious living room with fireplace, separate dining area, and a chef’s kitchen that all open to a private balcony, perfect for the California indoor-outdoor lifestyle. Upstairs, the bedroom suite hosts a private balcony, luxurious spa-like bath with dual vanity, separate shower and tub, and a large walk-in closet. The unit also includes an in-unit laundry, powder room, and two parking spaces with Tesla EV charger. The Breakers complex is known for its exclusive privacy and security, and includes a sparkling pool, spa, gym, community center, underground parking, and private gated storage areas. This home is perfect for year-round resort style living.”

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Marina City Club

1 Bed/1 Bath Ocean & Marina Views . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $679,990

3/2 $1,029,000

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2 Bed/2 Bath City & Mountain Views . . . . . . . . . . . . sold . . . . . . . . $629,900 2 Bed/2 Bath City & Mountain Views . . . . . . . . .in . . .EsCRoW . . . . . . . . $525,000 3 Bed/2 Bath Ocean & Marina Views . . . . . . . . . . Just . . . . . .sold . . . . . . $950,000 3 Bed/2 Bath Marina & Ocean Views . . . . . . . . . .nEW . . . . .listing . . . . . . . $1,029,000 3 Bed/2 Bath City & Mountain Views . . . . . . . . . . . . .sold . . . . . . . . . $849,000 STUDIO City Views . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .sold . . . . . . . . . $325,000

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THE ARGONAUT

HOME SALES INDEX HOMES SOLD

AVERAGE PRICE

-1.6%

+2.4%

Eileen McCarthy

Marina Ocean PrOPerties

MARCH ‘18

4333 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey 310.822.8910

Homes Sold

emcarthy@hotmail.com • www.MarinaCityProperties.com

Average Price

MARCH ‘19 Homes Sold

Average Price

Culver City

38

$1,093,100

39

$993,400

Marina del Rey

36

$1,288,000

41

$1,188,000

Palms/Mar Vista

40

$1,459,000

45

$1,633,100

Playa del Rey

18

$953,500

14

$1,017,800

9

$1,395,400

11

$1,224,900

Santa Monica

58

$1,796,100

48

$2,162,000

Venice

15

$2,713,600

17

$2,755,800

Westchester

31

$1,164,600

26

$1,176,600

Playa Vista

Total

245

241

The Argonaut Home Sales Index is presented monthly. Figures are sourced from sales reported to MLS as of 4/2/19 for December. Argonaut Home Sales Index © The Argonaut, 2019.

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$949,000 $469,000 $1,999,000 $2,699,000 $1,489,000

Laura & Jack Davis Stephanie Younger Todd Miller Todd Miller Todd Miller

RE/MAX Estate Properties Compass KW Santa Monica KW Santa Monica KW Santa Monica

310-490-0274 310-499-2020 310-923-5353 310-923-5353 310-923-5353

3/3 Brand new home, open layout, city views 4/3 Brand new, open floor layout, rooftop deck 4/3.5 Brand new, open floor layout, rooftop deck 2/1 Plus office space, new updates with modern fixtures + oak floors 4/3 Incredible location, corner lot, newly upgraded 4/2 Entertainment home, city & mountain views, 3 car garage 4/4 End unit, completely remodeled, open floor layout

$2,349,000 $1,539,000 $1,599,000 $979,000 $1,699,000 $2,098,000 $1,299,000

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The ArgonAuT PRess Releases one West BluFF

Modern FArMhouse

“Perched on the bluff in the much desired One Westbluff community, this home is minutes from LAX and the beach, surrounded by mountains and city views,” say agents Debra Berman and Pat Kandel. “The home offers an open floor plan for entertaining and a beautiful chef’s kitchen. The impressive family room is perfect for entertaining, while also enjoying the spacious patio’s indoor/outdoor living. This home offers lavish touches including Travertine tile, hardwood floors, and surround sound.”

“Sun-drenched white oak surfaces evoke a Scandinavianmeets-Farmhouse design sensibility in this newly constructed home,” says agent Stephanie Younger. “Inside, guests are greeted by a light-filled great room anchored by an elegant fireplace. The kitchen boasts a wine fridge, pantry and eat-in island. Just outside, the covered backyard patio overlooks the bonus room and private yard. A custom staircase leads to three upstairs bedrooms each with airy cathedral ceilings.” Offered at $2,195,000 Stephanie Younger Compass 310-499-2020

Offered at $3,200,000 Debra Berman & Pat Kandel RE/MAX Estate Properties 310-424-5512

MArinA del rey

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“This exquisite townhome features impressive upgrades throughout,” say agents Bob and Cheryl Herrera. “This multi-leveled floor plan boasts a soaring ceiling, two spacious master bedroom suites, and balcony. You will appreciate the enchanting tiled patio and private two-car garage with storage area. The enhancements to this pride-of-ownership home include hardwood floors, newer upstairs carpet, newer windows, recessed lighting, and much more. This truly is an urban oasis. Offered at $934,000 Bob & Cheryl Herrera PRES 310-578-0332

“Curb appeal abounds in this charming four-bed, threebath home, situated at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac,” say agents Bob Waldron and Jessica Heredia. “Once inside, you will find the roomy light filled living room. The formal dining room adjoins a kitchen with granite counters, stainless steel appliances, and a Viking range. At the heart of this home is its spacious family room, with bar area and fireplace. French doors off the family room open onto the backyard deck.” Offered at $1,475,000 Bob Waldron & Jessica Heredia Coldwell Banker & PLG Estates 424-235-5377

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“Relish in incredible Marina harbor and channel views from this lovely three-bed, two-bath home, in the coveted Center Tower South of Marina City Club,” says agent Charles Lederman. “Enter into a spacious great room that leads to a large patio overlooking the marina. The master suite has an en-suite bath, and ample closets. The second bedroom has an additional private patio and the adjacent third bedroom can be used as flex space. Customize this home to your liking and create the ideal abode.” Offered at $759,000 Charles Lederman Charles Lederman & Associates 310-821-8980

“You will fall in love with the pristine views of the Marina from the Junior Penthouse level,” say agents Jesse Weinberg and Blake Taylor. “This gorgeous two-bed, two-and-a-half-bath unit offers an extra den or office space. Other features include full walls of glass from every room, complete privacy, tons of natural light, stainless steel appliances, walk-in closets, washer and dryer, and more. Seconds from world famous beaches, Marina access, LAX, bike path, dog walk, and trendy shops and restaurants.” Offered at $2,249,000 Jesse Weinberg & Blake Taylor KW Silicon Beach 800-804-9132

The ArgonAuT REAl EstAtE Q&A

Part 1: How 2018 tax changes impact California homeowners In 2017, the Republican Tax Plan made numerous changes to how everyone reports, deducts and pays taxes for income earned in 2018. As this year’s tax season comes to a peak, homeowners are finally starting to feel the 2018 changes. Changes to itemized, standard deductions The standard deduction that U.S. households take roughly doubled from 2017 to 2018 — good news for low-income renters, but mostly bad news for homeowners and individuals with high personal income, specifically: • households that annually take the standard deduction will see a tax liability reduction since the deduction from taxation is now much higher; and • most individual Californians will now take the standard deduction rather than itemize, resulting in higher taxes for about half the individuals who itemized, generating a higher deduction under prior rules. [See Figure 2] For homeowners, the mortgage interest deduction (MID) can only be taken if a homeowner itemizes their taxes. However, due to the higher standard deduction, fewer homeowners will need to take the MID in 2019 as to itemize will not produce a larger deduction. For those who have itemized their deductions — and will continue to itemize under the new plan — some significant changes include:

• state and local (SALT) taxes are now limited to $10,000 per tax return (the same for single and joint filers); • the ceiling for the MID has lowered from interest on mortgages of up to $1.1 million to interest paid on $750,000 — and interest on home equity loans and home equity lines of credit (HELOCs) only qualify for the MID when they funded home improvements; and • the deduction for moving expenses is eliminated for all except for military families. These changes have already had a significant impact in states like California where SALT taxes and mortgage amounts are both higher than average. The state’s high cost of living translates to higher tax amounts for residents. But under the old tax rules, SALT taxes used to be fully deductible. Now, they will only be deductible up to $10,000. For reference, the average Californian pays $18,438 in SALT taxes as of 2015. This means typical taxpayers in the state will now be paying taxes on at least an additional $8,438 in income. California’s average SALT bill is the third-highest in the U.S. This is due to the state’s income tax rate and property taxes needed to fund services demanded of state agencies. Adding the $10,000 cap increases the average Californian’s federal tax payment by about $4,000 over their prior full SALT deduction.

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CPI set to shift your income bracket Income brackets have changed, as they do from year-to-year. But more importantly, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will now measure inflation differently when making annual adjustments to the dollar amounts of brackets in the coming years. This essentially equals an insidious tax increase from year to year, as peoples’ future income taxes will increase more quickly than the consumer price index (CPI) measure and thus wages. The new CPI measure to be used is chained CPI. The difference between the new measure and the way inflation was previously measured is the new measure accounts for consumer substitution patterns. Consider the example used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), which publishes the chained CPI figure: when the price of beef rises, the traditional form of CPI uses this higher price of beef to increase the CPI measure directly. But the chained CPI figure accounts for consumers who might actually substitute another meat which hasn’t experienced a price increase, say, pork. The overall effect is for chained CPI to rise more slowly than the traditional CPI measure. In turn, tax brackets will also rise more slowly. This means, when household income rises in the future, people will be shifted into higher tax brackets more quickly than under the old measure when inflation elevated these brackets more in line with rises in personal incomes. Taxpayers will suffer what is

termed bracket creep, when they move up into a higher tax bracket despite no real increase in income (after deducting for inflation). True, their income may have increased from the previous year, but not enough to actually up their purchasing power since consumer inflation exceeded their income increase. The Tax Policy Center estimates the new CPI measure alone will equal an additional $125 billion in tax revenue by the year 2027, paid mostly by middle-income earners. This increase will be small at first, but will add up to more money paid each year by taxpayers as they are bumped into higher tax brackets. Estate tax changes Very few individuals pay estate tax each year, and under the 2018 changes, this group has shrunk further. (To be continued on 4/18/18) ThIs wEEk’s quEsTIon was answErEd by

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legal advertising FiCTiTiOUS BUSiNESS NAME STATEMENT FilE NO. 2019 078269 Type of Filing: Original. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: KOYLA HOOKAH LOUNGE, KOYLA HOOKAH, KOYLA, KOYLA LOUNGE. 13603 Marina Pointe Dr., Apt. D319 Marina Del Rey, CA 90292. COUNTY: Los Angeles. REGISTERED OWNER(S) Liit Partners, LLC, 13603 Marina Pointe Dr., Apt. D319 Marina Del Rey, CA 90292. State of Incorporation or LLC: California. THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY a Limited Liability Company. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. /s/ Sandra E. Leon. TITLE: Managing Member, Corp or LLC Name: Liit Partners, LLC. This statement was filed with the LA County Clerk on: March 27, 2019. NOTICE — in accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the county clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to Section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. a new Fictitious Business Name statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions code). Publish: The Argonaut Newspaper. Dates: 4/4/19, 4/11/19, 4/18/19, 4/25/19 FiCTiTiOUS BUSiNESS NAME STATEMENT FilE NO. 2019 088555 Type of Filing: Original. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: CLOVE PILLOWS. 2804 Gateway Oaks Dr., Ste. 100 Sacramento, CA 95833. COUNTY: Los Angeles. REGISTERED OWNER(S) Clove Home LLC, 2804 Gateway Oaks Dr., Ste. 100 Sacramento, CA 95833. State of Incorporation or LLC: California. THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY a Limited Liability Company. The registrant

commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. /s/ Dave Stein. TITLE: Managing Member, Corp or LLC Name: Clove Home LLC. This statement was filed with the LA County Clerk on: April 3, 2019. NOTICE — in accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the county clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to Section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. a new Fictitious Business Name statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions code). Publish: The Argonaut Newspaper. Dates: 4/11/19, 4/18/19, 4/25/19, 5/2/19 FiCTiTiOUS BUSiNESS NAME STATEMENT FilE NO. 2019063019 Type of Filing: Original The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: VERUM VENTUS; 3027 Deep Canyon Drive Beverly Hills, CA 90210, 2934 Ω Beverly Glen Circle, #330 Los Angeles, CA 90077. COUNTY: Los Angeles. REGISTERED OWNER(S) M. David Messinger, 3027 Deep Canyon Drive Beverly Hills, CA 90210. THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY an Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the Fictitious Business Name or names listed above on: 3/2019. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. /s/: M. David Messinger. TITLE: Owner. This statement was filed with the LA County Clerk on: March 11, 2019. NOTICE — in accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the county clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to Section

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17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. a new Fictitious Business Name statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411 et seq., business and professions code). Publish: The Argonaut Newspaper. Dates: 3/21/19, 3/28/19, 4/4/19, 4/11/19

17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. a new Fictitious Business Name statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411 et seq., business and professions code). Publish: The Argonaut Newspaper. Dates: 4/4/19, 4/11/19, 4/18/19, 4/25/19

17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. a new Fictitious Business Name statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411 et seq., business and professions code). Publish: The Argonaut Newspaper. Dates: 4/11/19, 4/18/19, 4/25/19, 5/2/19

FiCTiTiOUS BUSiNESS NAME STATEMENT FilE NO. 2019063919 Type of Filing: Original The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: INFINITY MOM3NTS; 3711 Moore St. Los Angeles, CA 90066. COUNTY: Los Angeles. REGISTERED OWNER(S) Garrett Samuel Safron and Elizabeth Safron, 3711 Moore St. Los Angeles, CA 90066. THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY a Limited Partnership. The registrant commenced to transact business under the Fictitious Business Name or names listed above on: N/A. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. /s/: Garrett Samuel Safron. TITLE: Owner. This statement was filed with the LA County Clerk on: March 12, 2019. NOTICE — in accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the county clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to Section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. a new Fictitious Business Name statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411 et seq., business and professions code). Publish: The Argonaut Newspaper. Dates: 3/21/19, 3/28/19, 4/4/19, 4/11/19

FiCTiTiOUS BUSiNESS NAME STATEMENT FilE NO. 2019077471 Type of Filing: Original. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: KT DESIGN & DEVELOPMENT; 12473 Osprey Lane Unit 2 Los Angeles, CA 90094. COUNTY: Los Angeles. REGISTERED OWNER(S) Kevin Tague, 12473 Osprey Lane Unit 2 Los Angeles, CA 90094. THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY an Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the Fictitious Business Name or names listed above on: 3/2019. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. /s/: Kevin Tague. TITLE: Owner. This statement was filed with the LA County Clerk on: March 27, 2019. NOTICE — in accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the county clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to Section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. a new Fictitious Business Name statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411 et seq., business and professions code). Publish: The Argonaut Newspaper. Dates: 3/28/19, 4/4/19, 4/11/19, 4/18/19

Notice of Self Storage Sale Please take notice US Storage Centers - Marina Del Rey located at 12700 Braddock Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90066 intends to hold an auction of the goods stored in the following units in default for non-payment of rent. The sale will occur as an online auction via www.storageauctions.net on 4/18/2019 at 10:00AM. Unless stated otherwise the description of the contents are household goods and furnishings. Mary Therese Duda; James Joseph Herman (2 units); Bentley Gerald Hatchett (2 units); Phillip Duane Coates; Lazaro Raul Ponce. All property is being stored at the above selfstorage facility. This sale may be withdrawn at any time without notice. Certain terms and conditions apply. See manager for details.

FiCTiTiOUS BUSiNESS NAME STATEMENT FilE NO. 2019069089 Type of Filing: Original The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: AKTIONSHOT PHOTOGRAPHY, AKTIONSHOT; 8419 Truxton Ave Los Angeles, CA 90045. COUNTY: Los Angeles. REGISTERED OWNER(S) Ann E. Kaatz, 8419 Truxton Ave Los Angeles, CA 90045. THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY an Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the Fictitious Business Name or names listed above on: N/A. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. /s/: Ann E. Kaatz. TITLE: Owner. This statement was filed with the LA County Clerk on: March 18, 2019. NOTICE — in accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the county clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to Section

FiCTiTiOUS BUSiNESS NAME STATEMENT FilE NO. 2019085717 Type of Filing: Original. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: GMONDAYS. 1835 Colby Avenue Unit #2 West Los Angeles, CA 90025. COUNTY: Los Angeles. REGISTERED OWNER(S) Gineryll Abracosa, 1835 Colby Avenue Unit #2 West Los Angeles, CA 90025. THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY an Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the Fictitious Business Name or names listed above on: 3/2019. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. /s/: Gineryll Abracosa. TITLE: Owner. This statement was filed with the LA County Clerk on: April 1, 2019. NOTICE — in accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the county clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to Section

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SUMMONS (CiTACiON JUDiCiAl) Case Number (N˙mero del Caso): 18CHlC09868 NOTICE TO DEFENDANT (AVISO AL DEMANDADO): ANTHONY LETSON, an individual; Miles Gaines, an individual; and DOES ONE through TEN, inclusive, YOU ARE BEING SUED BY PLAINTIFF (LO EST¡ DEMANDANDO EL DEMANDANTE): OPTIO SOLUTIONS, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company, dba QUALIA COLLECTION SERVICES. You have 30 CALENDAR DAYS after this summons and legal papers are served on you to file a written response at this court and have a copy served on the plaintiff. A letter or phone call will not protect you. Your written response must be in proper legal form if you want the court to hear your case. There may be a court form that you can use for your response. You can find these court forms and more information at the California Courts Online Self-Help Center (www.courtinfo. ca.gov/selfhelp), your county law library, or the courthouse nearest you. If you cannot pay the filing fee, ask the court clerk for a fee waiver form. If you do not file your response on time, you may lose the case by default, and your wages, money, and property may be taken without further warning from the court.There are other legal requirements. You may want to call an attorney right away. If you do not know an attorney, you may want to call an attorney referral service. If you cannot afford an attorney, you may be eligible for free legal services from a nonprofit legal services program. You can locate these nonprofit groups at the California Legal Services Web site (www.lawhelpcalifornia. org), the California Courts Online Self-Help Center (www.courtinfo. ca.gov/selfhelp), or by contacting your local court or county bar

association. Tiene 30 DÕAS DE CALENDARIO despuÈs de que le entreguen esta citaciÛn y papeles legales para presentar una respuesta por escrito en esta corte y hacer que se entregue una copia al demandante. Una carta o una llamada telefÛnica no lo protegen. Su respuesta por escrito tiene que estar en formato legal correcto si desea que procesen su caso en la corte. Es posible que haya un formulario que usted pueda usar para su respuesta. Puede encontrar estos formularios de la corte y m·s informaciÛn en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California (www.courtinfo.ca.gov/selfhelp/ espanol/), en la biblioteca de leyes de su condado o en la corte que le quede m·s cerca. Si no puede pagar la cuota de presentaciÛn, pida al secretario de la corte que le dÈ un formulario de exenciÛn de pago de cuotas. Si no presenta su respuesta a tiempo, puede perder el caso por incumplimiento y la corte le podr· quitar su sueldo, dinero y bienes sin m·s advertencia. Hay otros requisitos legales. Es recomendable que llame a un abogado inmediatamente. Si no conoce a un abogado, puede llamar a un servicio de remisiÛn a abogados. Si no puede pagar a un abogado, es posible que cumpla con los requisitos para obtener servicios legales gratuitos de un programa de servicios legales sin fines de lucro. Puede encontrar estos grupos sin fines de lucro en el sitio web de California Legal Services, (www.lawhelpcalifornia. org), en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California, (www. courtinfo.ca.gov/selfhelp/espanol/) o poniÈndose en contacto con la corte o el colegio de abogados locales. The name and address of the court is (El nombre y direcciÛn de la corte es): Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles, 9425 Penfield Ave., Chatsworth, CA 91311 The name, address, and telephone number of plaintiff’s attorney, or plaintiff without an attorney, is (El nombre, la direcciÛn y el n˙mero de telÈfono del abogado del demandante, o del demandante que no tiene abogado, es): D. Lilah McLean, State Bar No. 203594, 1444 North Mcdowell Blvd. Petaluma, CA 94954; Tel: 707.665.217 DATE (Fecha): April 26, 2018; Sherri R. Carter, Clerk (Secretario), by Marissa Morales, Deputy (Adjunto) PUBLISH: The Argonaut Newspaper 4/11/19, 4/18/19, 4/25/19, 5/2/19 Notice of Declaration of Assignee’s Update Of Patent; Patent Number: PLC 434; BLM Serial Number: CACAAA 085098; That Etta Hindra does severally certify and declare that I bring up this Land Patent in my name: Etta Hindra; Land Patent Number PLC 434; State: California; Issue Date: 12/8/1973; Names on Document: Machado; Authority: March 3, 1851; Grant-Spanish/Mexican (9 Stat. 631); Survey Information: Total Acres: 13933.87; Geographic Name: Ballona; The Patent Listed is: A tract of land #12385 Lot 9 lying in the vicinity of T1S R15W, San Bernardino Base

and Meridian. Township Identifier: CA 270010S0150W0. In Year 1993 The Real Property was Assigned to Etta Hindra. Instrument No# 93 2546788. The Grant Deed and the Deed of Trust was Authenticated on 11/3/2016. Real Property: 2712 Westwood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90064; Assessors ID#4255 015 009 07 000 33 Legal Description: Lot(s) 9 of Tract No.12385. In the City of Los Angeles, County of Los Angeles, State of California, as per map recorded in book 261 Page(s) 28 to 30 inclusive of Maps, in the office of the County Recorder of said County. In Year 2004; 12/10/2004 Individual Quitclaim Deed filed in the County Recorder Office; Quitclaim Deed to Etta Hindra, A Single Woman. Instrument No#04 3190450. In Year 2005 The Real Property was Refinanced on 6/29/2005. Instrument No#05 1584000. The Original Lender was The Commonwealth United Mortgage sold the Note to the National City Mortgage then the Loan securitized [MBS] to Morgan Stanley Trust. Deutsche Bank as the Trustee, did not get TITLE to the Property transferred due to Improper transferred/indorsement in year 2005. All the Five Assignments were made after the Trust Closing Date 10/31/2005; therefore all the Assignments were Defective rendered the Assignments VOID; Broken Chain of Title caused Defective Transfer/ No Constitutional Standing. The Securitization Loan failed. Etta Hindra, Assignee FiCTiTiOUS BUSiNESS NAME STATEMENT FilE NO. 2019 094237 Type of Filing: Original. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: CLOVE. 2804 Gateway Oaks Dr., Ste. 100 Sacramento, CA 95833. COUNTY: Los Angeles. REGISTERED OWNER(S) Clove Home LLC, 2804 Gateway Oaks Dr., Ste. 100 Sacramento, CA 95833. State of Incorporation or LLC: California. THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY a Limited Liability Company. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. /s/ Dave Stein. TITLE: Managing Member, Corp or LLC Name: Clove Home LLC. This statement was filed with the LA County Clerk on: April 9, 2019. NOTICE – in accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the county clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to Section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. a new Fictitious Business Name statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions code). Publish: The Argonaut Newspaper. Dates: 4/11/19, 4/18/19, 4/25/19, 5/2/19


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Compiled by Nicole Elizabeth Payne Thursday, April 11 Santa Monica Tech Happy Hour on the Patio, 6 to 9 p.m. Take advantage of spring with sun, sips and socializing at Expert Dojo, 395 Santa Monica Place, Santa Monica. $5 to $40. eventbrite.com Serving Up Comedy, 7 to 9 p.m. Showcasing a new lineup of standup comics each second Thursday of the month, the featured performers are followed by an open mic. The Warehouse, 4499 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey. No cover; suggested donations to benefit First Responders. (310) 823-5451; servingupcomedy.com “Latin Fever!” 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Experience a night of salsa and burlesque featuring the Forbidden Roses Burlesque Troupe. DJ Tito El Guayaco and MC Roman Vasquez fill up the night with salsa, bachata and merengue. DJ Vinyl Don spins upstairs at 10 p.m. The Townhouse & Del Monte Speakeasy, 52 Windward Ave., Venice. $5. (310) 392-4040; townhousevenice.com

Friday, April 12 Lift Off Fridays, 5 p.m. Come by every Friday and experience one of the hottest party spots in the LAX area. DJ spins for Jet Set Happy Hour at 5 p.m. Melody Bar and Grill, 9132 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Westchester. $5 cover starts at 9 p.m. facebook.com/ Melody.grill LAPD Pacific Carnival Fundraiser, 5 to 11 p.m. Friday, 2 to 11 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 11 p.m. Sunday.

Enjoy a family-friendly day of rides and arcade games while raising funds for the LAPD Pacific officers and station. Culver Boulevard between Centinela Avenue and Inglewood Boulevard. $25 for 10 ride tickets. (310) 482-6397; pacificboosters.org/ pacific-area-carnival

noxious contaminants and beautifies the urban landscape. Help take care of the garden by weeding and watering to give the newly planted native plants a chance to thrive. Culver City Rain Garden, 10101 Jefferson Blvd., Culver City. (310) 417-3093; santamonicabay.org

Unkle Monkey, 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Local favorites perform originals and rock, reggae and jam band covers at this funky beach bar. Hinano Bar, 15 Washington Blvd., Venice. No cover. (310) 822-3902; hinanocafevenice.com

Earth Day Ocean Cleanup Paddle, 10 a.m. to noon. Arm yourself with a bucket and net and paddle to an area of the marina where trash has collected. Each participant receives a lesson in paddling so they feel comfortable on the board. Boards provided or bring your own. Santa Monica Windjammer Yacht Club, 13589 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey. Suggested donation for SUP rental $35. flipcause.com/ secure/cause_pdetails/NTEzODc

Jane Siberry Concert, 8 p.m. Canadian singer-songwriter Jane Siberry performs a wide range of styles from new wave rock to a pop style influenced by jazz, folk and gospel. McCabe’s Guitar Shop, 3101 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica. $32.50. (310) 828-4497; mccabes.com GENR8R!, 8 p.m. This eight-piece instrumental group formed by Venice natives Gabe Steiner and Ian Roller features a variety of guest artists from singers and rappers to tap dancers and visual artists. Expect the unexpected. DJ Jedi spins form 10 p.m. to close with DJ Anthony Valadez spinning upstairs at 10 p.m. The Townhouse & Del Monte Speakeasy, 52 Windward Ave., Venice. No cover. (310) 392-4040; townhousevenice.com Cliff Beach with Novala and Funky AF, 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Funk musician Cliff Beach announces his new album “The Gospel According to Cliff Beach” and his presence on “Wall of Flesh: A Vintage Comedy (The Soundtrack).” He performs with

Learn how you can keep your pet in tip-top shape at the AnnenbergPet Space’s Health & Fitness Fair. SEE SATURDAY, APRIL 13. Novala and Funky AF at Harvelle’s, 1432 4th St., Santa Monica. $10. (310) 395-1676; santamonica.harvelles.com Rollers Concert, 9:30 p.m. The Rollers bring rock, roots, Americana and reggae to Surfside Venice, 23 Windward Ave., Venice. surfsidevenice.com

Saturday, April 13 Marina del Rey Historical Society Spring Cleaning Fundraiser, 8 a.m. Everything must go! Browse furniture, clothing dishes, ceramics, artwork, frames and much more, while grabbing a bite from a Heritage L.A. food truck. All sales benefit the Historical Society. Parking lot at Maritime Communica-

tions, 766 W. Washington Blvd., Marina del Rey. (424) 391-6976 Save a Life Walk, 9 to 11 a.m. LA native Torri Efron channels her bouts with a life-threatening eating disorder into an empowering walk and talk hosted by the National Eating Disorders Association. Come out with closed-toe shoes and an open mind for a cathartic hike of Tongva Park, 1615 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica. Free; registration required. needawalk.org/ register Culver City Rain Garden Needs You, 9 a.m. to noon. Nestled between the Ballona Creek and residential properties, the Culver City Rain Garden captures rain and surface runoff, filters

Chamber in Action: Venice Corner Ball Park Beautification Day, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Join the Venice Chamber in sprucing up the Corner Ball Park. Please bring gardening tools and gloves. Corner Ball Park, South Venice Boulevard at Ocean & Mildred avenues. RSVP to kelly@kellylayne.com. Pet Health & Fitness Fair, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Annenberg PetSpace hosts a variety of pet health vendors, animal enrichment workshops, demos, fun activities, and more. SNP LA will be onsite providing a limited number of low-cost vaccinations for cats and dogs. Free. 12005 Bluff Creek Drive, Playa Vista. annenbergpetspace.org Kids Earth Day, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 3rd Rock Hip Hop performs music about (Continued on page 29)

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Unforgivable? “Mistakes Were Made – coulda-woulda-shoulda” @ Santa Monica Playhouse Dick lets a blue-eyed winker threaten his marriage; Jeff turns down his dream job; Mel hires a famous money manager, now infamous for stealing money. We all make mistakes, but can we fix them? Now playing at 7:30 p.m. Saturdays and 3:30 p.m. Sundays through June 30 at Santa Monica Playhouse, 1211 4th St., Santa Monica. $35. (310) 394-9779; santamonicaplayhouse.com​

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Music and Madness:“Next to Normal” @ LMU Loyola Marymount University student theater troupe The Del Rey Players present this intense dramatic musical about a bipolar woman, her family and the mental disorder that threatens to rip them apart. Limited engagement: 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday (April 11, 12 & 13) at LMU’s North Hall, 1 LMU Dr., Westchester. facebook. com/delreyplayers

Hannah Chodos and Paulette Zubata in “No Exit” at The Actors’ Gang On the Move:“SHIFT” @ LMU Loyola Marymount University’s dance department presents the work of 11 student choreographers and an alumna guest artist, exploring the unstable nature of today’s political, social, economic and human rights landscapes. Limited engagement: 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday (April 11 to 13) at LMU’s Strub Theatre, 1 LMU Dr., Westchester. $10; (310) 338-5466; cfa.lmu.edu/tickets

Nonsense and Snobbery: “The Bourgeois Gentleman” @ City Garage In this English translation of a classic French satire, the wealthy and foolish social climber Monsieur Jourdain falls for the aristocratic Countess Dorimène. But is the “nobility” to which he aspires really all that admirable? Last shows: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturdays and 4 p.m. Sunday (April 12 to 14) at City Garage, 2525 Michigan Ave. #T1, Santa Monica. $20 to $25,

or pay what you can on Sunday. (310) 453-9939; citygarage.org A Doo-Wopin’ Good Time: “Little Shop of Horrors” @ Morgan-Wixson Theatre This beloved musical comedy about a meek flower shop keeper and his bloodthirsty plant comes to life alongside Alan Menken’s 1960s-style score. Last shows: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday (April 12 & 13) at MorganWixson Theatre, 2627 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica. $23 to $28. (310) 828-7519; morgan-wixson.org One-Act Wonders:“No Exit” and “Krapp’s Last Tape” @ The Actors’ Gang A festival of one-act plays with JeanPaul Sartre’s “No Exit,” about three sinners waiting at the gates of hell, and Samuel Beckett’s “Krapp’s Last Tape,” about an elderly man’s odd birthday ritual. Shows continue at 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday (April 11 and 12), 8 p.m. on April 19, and 9 p.m. on April 20 at The Actors’ Gang, 9070 Venice Blvd.,

Culver City. $25 to $35, or pay what you want on Thursdays. (310) 8384264; theactorsgang.com Down-Home Diva: “The Hebrew Hillbilly” @ Santa Monica Playhouse Shelley Fisher sings about growing up as a good little Jewish girl in the South and chasing her dream of “making it” in Hollywood. One show only: 6:30 p.m. Sunday (April 14) at Santa Monica Playhouse, 1211 4th St., Santa Monica. $40. (800) 838-3006.; hebrewhillbilly.com Kentwood Does Sondheim: “Sunday in the Park with George” @ Westchester Playhouse The Kentwood Players revive this fun Sondheim musical about an artist’s complicated relationship with his creations and mistress. Now playing at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and at 2 p.m. Sundays through April 20 at Westchester Playhouse, 8301 Hindry Ave., Westchester. $27. (310) 645-5156; kentwoodplayers.org

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There’s Something About Marriott I’m a married lesbian. Yesterday on the phone, my wife invited her sister to spend the night (in our small one-bedroom apartment) without asking me. When I confronted her, saying it’s OUR home, she said,“It’s my sister!” Family’s very important to her, and her sister didn’t come, so I let it go. But what’s the protocol with guests, specifically family? — Feelings Ignored To err is human … as is the tendency to duck personal responsibility like it’s a shoulder-fired missile. We have a powerful drive to be consistent — to have our actions match what we claim to stand for. We are also frequently inconsistent. Welcome to “cognitive dissonance,” social psychologist Leon Festinger’s term for the discomfort we feel when we hold two competing beliefs or attitudes or when our beliefs and our behaviors clash. An example of this (totally random!) would be the belief “I’m a loving, respectful, considerate spouse” and then the behavior “I just hauled off and told my sister our home is her hotel room — without so much as a courtesy ‘Hey, hon…?’ to my wife.” Social psychologist Elliot Aronson, one of Festinger’s former students, found that we manage our inconsistencies through “self-justification.” This involves creating an explanation for our hypocritical attitudes or behavior that makes us look good: smart, honest, and 100% in the right. So (again, super randomly!) an example of self-justification would be a spouse who’s just acted like a singleton instead of a partner — who excuses it with “Family is everything to me!” instead of conceding “Whoopsy … got a little impulsive on the phone and forgot to run Sis’s visit by you.” (Just a guess, but you probably wouldn’t have been all “Sorry, but the couch is totally booked up with our unfolded laundry.”) As for your question — “What’s the protocol with guests, specifically family?” — unfortunately, there’s no set of numbered stone tablets to answer that. In fact, as with so many questions that come up in relationships, the process of answering — not the actual answer — is what really matters. I see this constantly in my work as a volunteer mediator (doing free dispute resolution for Los Angeles residents in the L.A. City Attorney’s office). Conflicts that turn ugly and escalate are typically the result of people pushing for “positions” without regard for “interests.”

Positions are our goals — the “what,” as in what we want another person to do (or stop doing). So, your position might be “I want to be asked, even just as a formality, before you tell somebody they can stay over.” Interests are the underlying motivations — the “why”: “I want to be treated with respect, like my feelings matter.” In my mediations, I’ve found that positions that are deeply important to a person can become far less do-or-die when you tend to their underlying interests. This starts with framing whatever happened in, uh, flame-retardant rather than inflammatory terms. You do this by expressing your feelings —“I felt really humiliated when X happened’’ — instead of making accusations: “You did this, you relationship criminal!” Hearing feelings (instead of blame) allows you to empathize with each other. (HINT: You should actively try to empathize and, in mediator lingo, “validate” feelings,” meaning let the other person know that you get where they’re coming from.) For example, in addressing this guest issue, you might’ve said to your wife, “I hear how important family is to you.” Hearing that you understand eliminates the need for her to try to MAKE you — meaning she can approach the conflict between you more like a loving partner than a “Game of Thrones” swordsmistress, bent on turning the enemy into a human doily. The beauty of dialing down from combat mode like this is that it enables you to engage in collaborative problem-solving — for example, brainstorming together to come up with ideas for how things could work regarding overnight guests at your place. And finally, a little real-worldism in approaching any disagreement: In the heat of the moment, most of us are about as able to speak calmly and listen with an open mind as we are to flap our wings and fly to the corner store. Following the lead of parents with tantrummy children, you could preplan to say “Hey, let’s take a time out” when things get heated. You could each briefly go off on your own (take a walk around the block, take a bath) and consider whether the other might maybe, POSSIBLY have a point. In this case, for example, you two are sharing a home, not running a hotel — which is why you have a cat, not a concierge, and there’s no engraved note informing guests that they will be socked with a credit card charge if they make off with your ratty bathrobe.

Got a problem? Write to Amy Alkon at 171 Pier Ave, Ste. 280, Santa Monica, CA 90405, or email her at AdviceAmy@aol.com. ©2019, Amy Alkon, all rights reserved. Alkon’s latest book is “Unf*ckology: A Field Guide to Living with Guts and Confidence.” Follow @amyalkon on Twitter and visit blogtalkradio.com/amyalkon.

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Across 1 Alice’s cat 6 Dix follower 10 Site of the house that inspired “American Gothic” 14 Bikini specs 19 “Fear of Fifty” author Jong 20 Vacuum 21 Diagnostic tool 23 Kid 25 Criminals are often behind them 26 Blood-typing letters 27 Show mastery of 29 Parrot 30 Tenn. athletes 32 Money changers?: Abbr. 33 Purposeless 36 IRS hiree 39 *Congressional authorization of its creation was partly contingent on its forbidding polygamy 45 *Gossip 46 Skipped town, maybe 47 Newsman Roger 49 Ship staff 50 From one tone to the next, in music 53 Vouchsafes 56 Han River capital 59 Henri’s here 60 Fleur in heraldry 61 Ward with Emmys 62 “So-o adorable!” 64 Mild, chili-wise 67 *1976 Doobie Brothers hit 73 Terminus 74 With 123-Across, personal annoyance 75 Judge 77 Pacific finger food 80 “You Gotta Be” singer Des’__ 81 Zenophile?

84 “Plum Island” author Nelson 86 Apple sites 89 Bone: Pref. 91 Metroliner successor 92 Shrek creator William 93 *Knocking sound, in Joyce’s “Ulysses” (longest palindromic word in the OED) 98 *“No lie!” 103 Red team 104 Little work for a gardener? 105 Educational org. 106 The Aragón feeds it 107 As a companion 109 1930s Rhine/ Zener experiment 113 L.D.S. school 114 When vacations often don’t start? 119 Experiment subjects 121 Alabaman, e.g. 122 Walked 123 See 74-Across 124 They’re under heads 125 “A Series of Unfortunate Events” villain Squalor 126 Six-yr. pols 127 De-pressurized? Down 1 “I’ve seen this before” feeling 2 Asimov classic 3 Inventor on Serbia’s 100dinar note 4 Opening day starter 5 2011 FedEx Cup winner Bill 6 Egg-shaped 7 Morphological component, in

linguistics 8 Fan mag 9 Source of Norse mythology 10 Mischief-maker 11 “Catch-22” pal of Yossarian 12 Nintendo controllers 13 St. Francis’ home 14 “Is it okay, mom?” 15 “Mad Money” network 16 Italian article 17 Rate word 18 Many AARP members: Abbr. 22 Tailed orbiter 24 Butler created by Mitchell 28 *Jolson classic 31 Asian mushroom 34 Blowup cause 35 U.K. component 36 __ service 37 Art of verse 38 Long range 40 1944 invasion city 41 DFW postings 42 Docket item 43 One making many calls 44 Trailer, say 47 Dictionary cousin of arch. 48 Bygone depilatory 51 Out of vertical 52 French game in which the king is the highest card 54 Roam 55 Ran through a reader 57 Durham sch. 58 Jack Reacher creator Child 63 Yemen became its 160th mem. in June, 2014 65 Ophidiophobe’s fear, perhaps 66 Great Society program 68 Shabbily dressed

69 “My country __ ... “ 70 Prov. bordering four Great Lakes 71 Kids’ TV quartet 72 Get cash for 76 __ culpa 77 Goal pair 78 Bug-B-Gon maker 79 Climber’s implement 82 World Golf Hall of Famer Aoki 83 Corner key 85 Falcons quarterback Ryan 87 Good guess in Battleship 88 WWII weapons 90 1991 Pinatubo event 94 Common batteries 95 Sched. opening 96 Doesn’t blow off 97 Coquette 99 Sirloin alternative 100 Writer __ de Balzac 101 __ Lie, first U.N. secretary-general 102 Contained 107 “A Bug’s Life” colony 108 City near Provo 110 Boot camp NCOs 111 Immaculate 112 Gift-wrapping aid 114 Retiree of 2003, briefly 115 Winning combo 116 Possession indicator 117 Marvel 118 The Battle of Austerlitz precipitated its end: Abbr. 120 Royal pain?


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environmental awareness. Check out interactive booths and STEAM educational activities, play on a pop-up cardboard playground and make sustainable arts and crafts. Beach cleanup from noon to 2 p.m. Dockweiler Youth Center, 12505 Vista Del Mar, Playa del Rey. Free. facebook.com/healthebay Westchester’s Wood-Fired Community Oven Bake, noon. Bring dough and toppings to bake your own pizza in an authentic wood-fired adobe oven. Oven is ready for baking bread around 2 p.m. Holy Nativity Episcopal Church, 6700 W. 83rd St., Westchester. Free. (310) 850-8022; westchestercommunityoven@gmail.com Murder Mystery Party, 1 to 3 p.m. Wear flapper dresses, zoot suits, feather boas, pinstriped suits and fedoras to join detectives and solve a fictional case connected to marriage and the mob. Proceeds benefit the children and families of No Limits for Deaf Children. The Galley Restaurant, 2442 Main St., Santa Monica. $50. giveffect.com Music by the Sea, 2 to 5 p.m. A scenic harbor view is the backdrop for a blues concert by Jimbo Ross & The Bodacious Blues Band. Fisherman’s Village, 13755 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey. (310) 301-9900; visitmarinadelrey.com Earthian Folk Dance Workshop, 3 p.m. Earthian Folk Dance is a communal activity based on the concept of a group dance, combining folk, social and virtuosic dance forms. Contribute your own movement to the development of the EFD movement vocabulary. Santa Monica Pier West End, 403 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica. Free. eventbrite.com Don’t Tell Comedy Outdoor Show, 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 Westchester. $15. donttellcomedy.com Chely Wright Concert, 8 p.m. Country music artist Chely Wright,

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Academy of Country Music’s top new female vocalist of 1995, performs at McCabe’s Guitar Shop, 3101 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica. $26.50. (310) 828-4497; mccabes.com Unkle Monkey, 8 to 11 p.m. Unkle Monkey plays a unique mix of rock covers and originals. An Elvis impersonator and magician The Great Zamboni join them at The Warehouse Restaurant, 4499 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey. (310) 823-5451; mdrwarehouse.com Kiki & The Bisquits Concert, 9:30 p.m. Listen to Kiki & The Bisquits perform live every second weekend at The Irish Times, 3267 Motor Ave., Palms. facebook.com/ kikiandthebisquits

Sunday, April 14 St. Bernard High School Pilgrimage, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Walk as Jesus did on this morning pilgrimage around the community. Wear red and bring noisemakers, banners or posters. Non-perishable food donations accepted for LAX Food Pantry. Mass follows the walk at 1:30 p.m. and a late lunch convenes at 2:30. St. Bernard High School, 9100 Falmouth Ave., Playa del Rey. Free. (310) 823-3365 The Unlikely Florist + Humboldt Farms Pop-Up, 11 a.m. With a carful of bouquets busting out the windows, Venice petal purveyor The Unlikely Florist and cannabis company Humboldt Farms spread the joy of super bloom season at Great White, 1604 Pacific Ave., Venice. Follow @ humfarms on Instagram for updates. Music by the Sea, 2 to 5 p.m. A scenic harbor view is the backdrop for a jazz funk concert by 2 Azz 1. Fisherman’s Village, 13755 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey. (310) 301-9900; visitmarinadelrey.com Santa Monica Second Sunday Concert, 4 p.m. Silicon Beach Chamber Orchestra performs Paganini and Beethoven as well as new works by Nick Gianopoulos as part of their chamber music series. Saint Paul’s Lutheran Church, 958 Lincoln Blvd., Santa Monica. Donations accepted. (424) 645-9206; siliconbeacharts.com

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The Broad Stage spotlights the ancient art of shadow puppetry this weekend By Bliss Bowen Shadow puppets have been with us probably since Java Man was banging on rocks around the campfire. Most of us stumbled wondrously across that primal art form as children in the dark, if only to wiggle our fingers like rabbit ears by the glow of some nightlight or candle flame. Shadow puppetry became living art in pre-biblical Asian societies, and by the late 1600s and 1700s traders and missionaries were conveying it from China to Europe. Since 2010, Manual Cinema has been reinterpreting shadow puppetry in cinematic form for the 21st century with an ingenious combination of live actors and live musicians. The Chicago troupe’s production of “Mementos Mori,” a self-described “immersive visual story” they’re bringing to The Broad Stage this weekend, conjures the effect of a “live film” with cleverly deployed light poles and other effects collapsing the perspective of distance between audience and performers. Think of it as a play that’s a movie, only you’re witnessing it in real time in a theatre like it’s a play. With paper puppets. And no spoken script — just visuals, music and sound effects. Manual Cinema founders Drew Dir, Sarah Fornace, Ben Kauffman, Julia VanArsdale Miller and Kyle Vegter premiered “Mementos Mori” as part of the Chicago International Puppetry Festival in 2015 (the same year the imaginative troupe received a project grant — and stamp of approval — from the Jim Henson Foundation). Six puppeteers are required to manipulate hundreds of intricately drawn and cut PAGE 30 THE ARGONAUT April 11, 2019

paper puppets against beautifully evoked backgrounds, as a four-piece ensemble of cello, flute, guitar, synthesizer and voice creates appropriately tense and spooky music and sound effects. Two cameras, three screens and seven overhead projectors (remember those from grade school?) are further required to tell a tale involving a busy ghost with an iPhone, a young girl, an elderly film projectionist and the Grim Reaper. Not unlike modern productions of radio plays in which part of the joy for audiences is discovering how Foley artists achieve their effects, a key attraction of Manual Cinema’s cinematic shadow puppetry is witnessing the artists’ creative process. Temporal lines are blurred as actions traditionally executed behind the scenes are incorporated into onscreen movement. Dancing actors project shadows, animation techniques help enhance scenic depth of field, and the sleight of hand required to pull off certain illusions is almost scientifically timed. Dramatized with music somewhere between Philip Glass’ “Koyaanisqatsi” score and Bernard Hermann’s Hitchcock soundtracks as images both spectral and winsome move across the screen, “Mementos Mori” projects the surreal allure of a digital-age fable from the Brothers Grimm. Manual Cinema presents “Mementos Mori” at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday (April 12 and 13) and 2 p.m. Sunday (April 14) at The Broad Stage, 1310 11th St., Santa Monica. Tickets are $35 to $55 at (310) 434-3200 or manualcinema.com.

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A Constellation of Creativity Celia Center Arts Festival reflects the diversity of adoption and foster care experiences By Kelby Vera Child therapist Jeanette Yoffee found her calling while volunteering with young adoptees and foster youth during her days as an actress. An adoptee and alumna of the foster care system herself, she realized that even most professionals aren’t fully aware of the complexity of these experiences. Transitioning from a career in the performing arts influenced Yoffe’s practice, but it was reuniting with her birth mother and learning she was a dancer that cemented her belief in combining the two. The healing power of art will be on full display Friday and Saturday during the second annual Celia Center Arts Festival at Highways Performance Space, a gathering for the adoption and foster care communities to share and celebrate their experiences. Yoffe founded the Celia Center in 2012 to support what she calls the “constellation” of people touched by adoption and foster care, including adults who experienced them, youth presently in foster care, adoptive and foster parents, birth parents, siblings and partners. Her desire to “keep my heart and soul in my practice” made the arts festival a natural evolution, but it was meeting artist and adoptee Nicole Rademacher, who curates the art exhibit anchoring the festival, that sparked Yoffe’s inspiration for the event. This year’s iteration of CCAF, titled “Adopting Resilience, Fostering the Spirit of Creativity: The Voices of the Fostered and Adopted,” brings Yoffe’s performing

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arts and Rademacher’s visual arts backgrounds together to showcase a powerful lineup of speakers, performers, interactive workshops and artists. Saturday features a reading by adoptee, foster youth alum and professional track and field athlete Steven Benedict, a writing workshop on “Writing the Unsaid,” an artists’ discussion panel, and plenty of craft activities throughout the afternoon, including a virtual reality booth featuring Google Tilt Brush and a healing arts table for kids and families. Both days will include the performing arts showcase “Voices Echo from Past to Present” at 8 p.m., which includes a 30-minute excerpt of Yoffe’s one woman show, “What’s Your Name, Who’s Your Daddy?” The visual arts exhibit on display through April 28 features painting, photography and sculpture from 14 adult adoptees and foster care alums as well as youth from the foster and adoption communities. In curating the collection, Rademacher made sure to capture the breadth of adoptee and foster system alumni’s experiences. “I just wanted to really honor each’s experiences with family, with identity, with loss, and with grief, so I looked for work that could really speak about that,” she said. “We have artists who are really looking at themselves and reflecting on their experience personally, and some of them who are looking more about family and what family means to them. Others are really kind of trying to navigate through this idea of union as well as being an adoptee,” she said. Caleb Lee, a 26-year-old artist who was adopted from South Korea as a baby, said he’s thrilled to connect with fellow artists, adoptees and foster alums. Lee’s adoptive father is Asian and his adoptive mother is white, so he often finds himself wrestling with themes of identity. His work often represents subjects in traditional Korean dress as a nod to his origins. Lee has yet to reunify with his birth mother, and he hopes his art brings comfort to “anyone who has suffered from loss or estrangement from their family” or empathize with those who’ve had similar experiences. The Celia Center Arts Festival begins with a free reception at 6 p.m. Friday (April 12) and continues with performances, readings and workshops on Saturday (April 13) at Highways Performance Space, 1651 18th St, Santa Monica. The exhibition is free; workshop tickets are $15 to $20 at celiacenterartsfestival.org.


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“Autism Goes to College” Screening, 7:30 p.m. This documentary follows five students on the spectrum as they learn to maneuver through university. Discussion with director Erik Linthorst follows. Aero Theatre, 1328 Montana Ave., Santa Monica. $15. (310) 260-1528; americancinematheque.com

Thursday, April 18 Venice Japanese American Memorial Monument Commemoration and Fundraiser Dinner, 10 to 11:30 a.m. Locals gather at the corner of Venice and Lincoln boulevards to commemorate the 77th anniversary of the forced removal of Japanese-Americans to Manzanar. Hama Sushi hosts a fundraiser dinner from 4 to 9 p.m., pledging 10% of dinner sales to the VJAMM Committee. Hama Sushi, 213 Windward Ave., Venice. (310) 396-8783; venicechamber.net Venice Art Crawl Mixer Fundraiser, 6 to 10 p.m. Experience this fundraising night of art and entertainment with free beer and bites. “Daughters of the Sexual Revolution” screens followed by a talk with the filmmakers. James Berkowitz recites poetry. Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice. $25. veniceartcrawl.com

Museums & Galleries Bergamot Station Spring Open House, 11 a.m. Saturday. The internationally renowned arts complex showcases a variety of gallery exhibitions and creative businesses at its annual arts and community celebration. Bring your appetite for art, food and music. Food trucks and live music abounds. Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Ave., Santa Monica. Free. (310) 264-0640; bergamotstation.com “1915,” opening reception 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, April 13. Artist Diana Markosian exhibits her photography, documenting survivors of Armenian genocide as they reconnect with their lost homeland. Exhibit runs through April 30. Venice Arts, 13445 Beach Ave., Venice. venicearts.org Fine Art Photography Collection by Richard Mann, through May 1. This exhibit features images captured from 1972 to 2019, including a conceptual image of celebrities riding a roller coaster and a six-foot wide panorama of our local beach. Lloyd Taber-Marina del Rey Library, 4533 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey. (310) 821-3415; lacountylibrary.org

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