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It Happened Here Venice memorial will stand at site of exodus to Japanese internment camps ................ 8

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Capacity vs. Sanity Re: “Building’s Fate Looms Over Mar Vista,” news, April 13 It appears that the L.A. Department of City Planning will approve just about anything nowadays. We need more housing, so let’s build it. Regardless of wether it fits in with the surrounding community. Density is the way to go. The traffic it will cause is irrelevant. This new development in Mar Vista to create 77 rental units sets aside only seven units for affordable housing. Will this really help in our housing shortage? If someone who earns just over minimum wage is really able to afford one of these units,

they’ll apparently have to fight for one. In Westchester they tore down a church and displaced a charter school at La Tijera Boulevard and Sepulveda Eastway in order to build a five-story apartment complex. Behind this complex is a residential neighborhood of single-family dwellings and few duplexes. How does this fit in with the community? It doesn’t, but our Planning Department gave it the OK. Both Sepulveda and Venice boulevards are gridlocked every morning and evening. This building to maximum capacity thing needs to stop. Glen Kacena Westchester City Hall Can’t Be Trusted Re: “Building’s Fate Looms Over Mar Vista,” news, April 13 The many faces of L.A. City Councilman Mike Bonin once again make news. Mayor Eric Garcetti and the council are committed to increasing the density of Los Angeles for, I believe, the tax largesse they feast upon. That Bonin is “primed” to oppose the sevenstory building with 77 housing

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It Happened Here 75 years later, a Venice memorial will mark the spot where Japanese Americans boarded buses to internment camps By Gary Walker Arnold Maeda still carries the memory of leaving behind his beloved dog Boy when his family was forced to leave their Mar Vista home shortly after the United States entered World War II. “That still hurts after all these years,” says Maeda, one of more than 110,000 Americans of Japanese descent who were forced into relocation and incarceration camps in 1942 — including many who lived on the west side of Los Angeles. Maeda, 90, will join others who were interned or their surviving family members for the dedication of the Venice Japanese American Memorial Monument from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 27. A nine-foot obelisk of polished black granite, the monument displays a map of the Manzanar camp, where Maeda and his family were forced to live for three years. It will stand at the northwest corner of Venice and Lincoln boulevards — the very spot where on April 25, 1942, families like Maeda’s boarded buses bound for internment camps with whatever they could carry.

Retired Venice High School teacher Phyllis Hayashibara, whose parents also faced internment during World War II, is an organizer of the Venice Japanese American Memorial Monument Committee, a community group that has been raising funds to create the monument. “The committee has been working on this monument since 2009 and some for much longer. We almost can’t believe that it’s happening,” she said. Hayashibara sees parallels between the internment of Japanese Americans and the Trump administration’s recent attempts to ban refugees and others from several Muslimmajority countries from entering the United States. “This monument is a reminder that the powers of the government can be used to discriminate and incarcerate people without due process. In this political climate, this kind of reminder is even more important,” she said. Venice muralist Emily Winters, who helped design the monument, echoed Hayashibara’s sentiments.

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“We’re hoping people will realize that you can’t discriminate against a group of people because of their race, ethnicity or religion, and we hope this will be a reminder that we don’t want this to happen again,” Winters said during a 2012 ceremony marking the 70th anniversary of locals’ departure to the camps. Dedication ceremony speakers include Thomas Yoshikawa, who was incarcerated at Manzanar, and Dr. Jimmy Hara, a professor at the UCLA School of Medicine who was born in the Gila River War Relocation Center. For Maeda, who still lives in Mar Vista, the past is never that far away. “I’ve always had these gut-wrenching feelings whenever I passed by that corner. But now, when I’m at the ceremony, I don’t know how I’m going to react,” he said. Visit venicejamm.org for more information, including how to participate in a fundraising lunch at Hama Sushi in Venice after the ceremony.

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taking their cause where movements usually go: to the streets. Inspired in large part by the Los Angeles Women’s March in January and successive displays of political activism, the brigade will be part of Saturday’s March for Science Los Angeles. The rally is one of some 400 Earth Day events around the country designed to protest cuts to the federal Environmental Protection Agency, which also funds state and local efforts to combat sea level rise and habitat degradation. The team adopted the moniker after hearing Los Angeles County Supervisor

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By Beige Luciano-Adams Santa Monica voters overwhelmingly approved legalization of recreational marijuana last November, with more than 70% casting a ballot in favor of Prop 64 (versus 60% support countywide). And while medical marijuana has been legal in California for two decades, the city has yet to allow even a single dispensary to operate within its borders. Back in 2015, city officials finally zoned for two medical dispensaries to operate in Mid-City — but applications won’t be considered until the City Council adopts a new ordinance, which the Planning Department aims to present in September. So why is legal marijuana still nowhere to be found in one of the more progressive enclaves of the Left Coast? Attorney Michael Chernis, an expert in state and federal cannabis laws who specializes in guiding clients through the matrix — and currently represents two looking to open dispensaries in Santa Monica — chalks it up to a mix of idiosyncratic bureaucracy and the issue getting a low slot on the totem. “It’s frustrating for those of us in the industry who would like to see patient PAGE 10 THE ARGONAUT April 20, 2017

access. But it’s a little bit of a political hot potato, and also there is a lot happening in Santa Monica ... so it’s just not the burning issue we’d like it to be,” Chernis said. Because Santa Monica is “very deliberate, very professional,” he added, “My guess is we’d be lucky to see a licensed dispensary here in early 2018.” Simone Cimiluca-Radzins, a managing partner with LIV Consulting, which works with established cannabis businesses, offered a more conservative estimate. “L.A. has been working on this for one and a half years ... and that’s with tons of media, tons of lobbyists,” she said. “Clearly Santa Monica is much smaller, but it takes a while. Even if the city rushed it, there’s no way we’d be seeing dispensaries until the end of 2018 or early 2019.” Perhaps it should come as little surprise that Santa Monica officials are taking ample time to do things their way — and starting from scratch, rather than copying existing models. Salvador Valles, the assistant director of planning and community relations who has led City Hall’s efforts on this issue,

said his department is about to begin drafting a regulatory framework. “The reason we need to codify ... is we need to establish criteria. We’re looking for a way to make sure we evaluate everyone consistently and equitably,” he said, explaining that such criteria “is intended to be measurable.” Valles added that a new committee will evaluate applications and rank them; if several companies emerge with similar high scores, at that point the city might use a lottery to narrow the field. “One thing we do know [is] we don’t want to have a straight lottery system similar to what Santa Ana used. We don’t think that’s a good model,” he said, adding that the city is open to best practices suggestions from industry stakeholders. One such stakeholder, attorney Bruce Margolin, said he’s offered to hand the city regulatory frameworks he believes have proven successful in other cities. “It’s a farce. There’s no legitimate excuse any longer [for the delay],” said Margolin, who heads the Los Angeles chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML). Margolin suggests city politicians are

“kowtowing to those people giving the finances to run for office,” and not representing the interests of their constituents. Cimiluca-Radzins, a Santa Monica resident, was more measured, but called the delay “shocking,” particularly given voter support for Prop 64. “I feel like Santa Monica is a little more conservative than Venice or Mar Vista ... but the discussion should be had sooner rather than later,” she said, arguing that the city is missing out on a treasure trove of local tax revenue.

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Chernis, also a Santa Monica resident, attributes the slow start to a new City Hall lineup that had been anticipating changes with Prop 64 — as well as the lack of an obvious “cheerleader inside city hall making that push.” Councilmember Kevin McKeown might disagree. “My hope is that after years of cautious debate we can move more decisively on the legalized marijuana industry than we did on medicinal marijuana. The mandate of voters is clear, and much of the work


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“I’m the first person to tell you I believe marijuana has medicinal qualities ... but we just don’t want it to turn into L.A.,” she said. “They got off to a rocky start, so we’re trying to take it a little slower and a little more cautiously.” One of the main concerns Santa Monica officials cite is the peril of cash business — the need for amped-up security surrounding quasi-legal operations with whom banks are afraid to do business. Stanford University professor Keith Humphries, a former senior policy advisor to the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy who also served on California’s Blue Ribbon Commission on Marijuana Policy, argues the days of marijuana’s Wild-West cash economy are numbered. With robberies posing a lower risk than, say, mass tax evasion, he suggests that even those who

“All he has to do is take those to a district federal court [and] the judge issues an injunction and uses contempt power,” says Kleiman. “He could do that, and the result would be a massive illicit cannabis market, given that cannabis is a lot more popular than Donald Trump these days.” But even Sessions talks about respecting medical marijuana. “So California could just go back to the old system. Essentially cannabis would be legal, but with a doctor’s note first. Or they could let people self-declare their medical need,” Kleiman said. Humphries tends to agree: “Of all the senators that could be picked for attorney general, he would be at the very marijuanahating end. So there’s that. The second thing is the political reality: If you look at what happened on election night, recreational marijuana states

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Drug policy expert Mark Kleiman, a professor of public policy at NYU (emeritus at UCLA), said it’s clear that new U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions would like to clamp down on the cannabis business and has the legal power to do so — if not the resources to take down illegal marijuana sales. He maintains that Sessions could shut down California’s industry “in a heartbeat” by requesting all applications for state licenses and using those as proof of intent to commit a federal felony.

went for Clinton. So the politics aren’t good, if you are in a recreational state. ... Trump tends to take these things very personally.” Humphries said he wouldn’t put a penny of his own money into the budding recreational pot industry. “It’s still a federal felony. It is still possible for the federal government to intervene,” he said. “On that I don’t think Santa Monica is alone in some concern and hesitation until they figure out what the Trump administration is going to do, and there have been some signals that are scary — again all on the recreational side, not on the medical side.” While Chernis is fairly confident Santa Monica would reach the same decisions regardless of threats by the White House, he hesitates to knock their waitand-see attitude. That detailed approach, he suggests, is also a prophylaxis against corruption. “It’s definitely taken a long time, but at the same time, there hasn’t been a significant misstep. I’d rather be complaining it’s taking too long than complaining that ‘those guys got special access or got in through the backdoor.’”

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Hood Fighting cancer with music, Roses & Cigarettes celebrate life one gig at a time By Bliss Bowen Camaraderie among musicians, especially bandmates, is often referred to as a brotherhood. In the case of classic rock- and country-loving duo Roses & Cigarettes, it’s a sisterhood comprised of New Englandraised vocalist Jenny Pagliaro and Hawthorne-based guitarist Angela Petrilli, and it extends beyond the stage: relatives, Petrilli affirms, “have adopted each of us into their families.” That affectionate kinship animates their conversation, and the music they’re recording for their second album. In contrast to the Fleetwood Mac-meets-Pistol Annies feel of Roses & Cigarettes’ self-titled 2015 debut, this acoustic project reflects their live shows as a duo; Pagliaro’s husky burr is grittier, and there’s more space around Petrilli’s unassumingly solid fretwork. The track list includes a bittersweet reading of what Petrilli calls “Jenny’s favorite song,” the Ray Henderson-Mort Dixon standard “Bye Bye Blackbird.” The uptempo “Back to You” teases bad relationships that feel good, while “Echoes and Silence” builds from a somewhat droney, open-tuned riff Petrilli had been messing around with. Pagliaro added poignant lyrics: “Oh, things are changing now Once was a light, turned dark somewhere … Oh, I got lost somehow, can’t find my way out God, show me how Oh, can’t you hear me now There’s echoes and silence all around”

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“I think her sense of melody from the first album rose into such a beautiful departure, and I just love watching her grow as a songwriter,” Petrilli says proudly. “With these new songs, you’ll really see that.”

“Before, I was writing from a place of heartbreak, and now — I’ve lived more,” Pagliaro says. “I wrote most of that first album between the ages of 27 and 30, and I’m 33 now and have been fighting cancer for almost two years. That’s gonna change perspective.” Pagliaro’s cancer diagnosis was a huge hit for a young band to absorb; it “changes our timeline, it changes everything,” she acknowledges. She’s living with metastatic cancer that’s spread to several organs — and the key word is “living.” An avid dancer and gymnast as a girl, she continues to teach at Santa Monica Yoga, to perform, and to be feisty and funny. “It makes me be OK with being frivolous when I want to be frivolous, and being serious when I want to be serious, and being more balanced,” she says of how diagnosis and treatment reorder her days. “I don’t have to write super-serious lyrics; I’m still a woman living a life, y’know? I can be silly. I can be fun. But I want it all to have value. … I think it has made us stay truer to what music has inspired in us all along.” Fond of dancing onstage, Pagliaro now sometimes adopts a chanteuse’s pose atop a stool and invests her energy in just singing as Petrilli curls over her guitar in supportive concentration; the dynamic created is intimately engaging, and fans have responded warmly. Loose three-hour gigs have been replaced by shorter, less draining shows opening for artists like Luther Dickinson, Jim Lauderdale, the Record Company and Billy Bob Thornton. (Dickinson, in particular, made permanent fans of them both when he grabbed Pagliaro’s then-shaved head, placed his forehead against hers and told her she was a hero. Petrilli describes it as “one of the


ArgonautNews.com sweetest things I’ve ever seen.”) Laughing, the two women talk over each other while describing how they take care to respect each other’s boundaries. “I’m the type of person that likes to push myself,” Pagliaro says, “but … Angela checks me if I try to push myself too hard. Or I’ll check her if she tries to push us too hard [laughs]. It’s about kindness to yourself and saying, ‘Will this give energy to me or take energy from me?’” “It’s important to take care of ourselves and remind ourselves why we are doing this,” Petrilli observes. “We are here to play music to enrich our [spirits], to be creative people. That’s important to both of us.” They’d make “terrible rock stars,” they joke, because they prefer early mornings to late nights.

she explains. “Working with people like that, connecting to an audience like that, it gives deeper meaning to the music — to anything I write, to every show. If I can inspire other women, younger women who have breast cancer, like, ‘Hey, breast cancer diagnosis isn’t a death sentence; I’m out here trying to live my dreams’ — that’s enough.” Last month the duo achieved their goal of playing the South by Southwest festival in Austin, where they booked a flurry of gigs via the band’s Facebook page and Petrilli’s popular Instagram account and, Pagliaro says, “felt very respected as musicians.” They’re looking forward to reuniting with longtime bassist Mike Lyon and drummer Ted Kelliher for a 90-minute show Friday at Harvelle’s, and then working their way through the rest of the Roses & Cigarettes to-do list: finishing their

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In many ways, the climate change protest is a continuation of what has become a relentless campaign of resistance to the Trump administration’s executive orders, policy positions and budget priorities. Like many of her friends, 32-year-old marketing manager Carolyn Kiefer was dismayed after the Nov. 8 election results and felt disillusioned about politics. But then she heard about the Monkey Wrench Brigade. “After the election I felt a real duty to get more involved and to make my voice heard. Rather than feel hopeless, I felt that this was call to action,” said Kiefer, a Mar Vista resident. “The idea was to be more active and not be passive.” Molecular biology student Alex Bradley, a Ph.D. candidate at UCLA, is the lead organizer of March for Science Los Angeles. “Our primary goal is to emphasize science in driving policy decisions. We want to drive that home. We’re concerned that there’s been this trend that the pursuit of ideological agenda is superseding the appreciation for scientific fact in the interest of environment and public health. We want to reverse that trend,” Bradley told the online publication City Watch LA. For Monkey Wrench Brigade member Kathy Seal, a writer who specializes in parenting issues, policies that ignore science-based data are dangerous for society at large. “It’s important for everyone to respect and treasure science. Ignoring and questioning scientific fact after it has been peer-reviewed is playing with fire and harming humanity” asserted Seal, 69. Dale Kiefer, 73, is a marine biologist at the University of Southern California. His research, which includes using satellite

imagery to monitor extreme weather patterns such as El Niño and La Niña, could be directly affected by the proposed EPA cutbacks. “Without information from satellites we’re going to have both of our hands tied behind our backs,” said Kiefer, who is Carolyn Kiefer’s father. “We’re at critical thresholds in a lot of areas.” As a scientist, Kiefer is amazed and appalled at what he sees as an administration-wide ignorance about the importance of science. “The whole goal of science is to find truth. Without truth, you cannot make sound policy about the future,” he noted. Isolde, who participated in the Women’s March, takes inspiration in how that protest was received worldwide and thinks the same can happen with a strong turnout on Saturday. “It’s like dropping a stone into a lake. It’s going to reverberate and have an impact,” she said.  Although defending science is the goal of the march, Dale Kiefer said the rally’s undertones are undeniable. “I can’t see it as anything but a political march,” he said.  For Carolyn Kiefer, who also took part in the Women’s March, the March for Science is a now-or-never moment. “You either choose to go to sleep and keep your eyes shut or you wake up and start fighting for what you believe in,” she asserted. “And I’m going to fight.” The March for Science Los Angeles starts at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 22, from Pershing Square and concludes at 4 p.m. at Los Angeles City Hall. Visit marchforsciencela.com. gary@argonautnews.com Photo by Maria Martin

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Movement & Time Heidi Duckler’s ‘Cloud’ initiates a dance series that merges the past, present and future of public art By Christina Campodonico Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre is known for setting dance performances in unconventional spaces — a Laundromat, abandoned movie theater, empty swimming pool and the side of an architectural firm’s building among them. The latter, called “Space Opera,” took place two years ago at Morphosis, the Culver City-based firm of Pritzker Prize-winning architect Thom Mayne. In that work, Duckler’s dancers dangled and slung themselves across that building’s façade — a 40-foot-high metal grid — transforming it into an aloft urban jungle gym perfect for aerial antics. “Picture a dance performance on the sheer vertical cliff face of Half Dome next to El Capitan at Yosemite,” KCRW architecture and design writer Bennet Stein wrote of the show: “… The dancers were scarily plunging off, swinging around and hanging upside-down with the loucheness of one enjoying a smoke in a great big double bed — except at a 90-degree angle to the cement ground.” Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre will attempt to reach such elevated heights again this Sunday when the company

returns to Culver City to perform the first installment of its “1988” dance series, which celebrates Culver City’s Centennial and the city’s adoption of the Art in Public Places Program Ordinance. Entitled “Cloud,” the piece happens at various times between 4 and 6:30 p.m. at Access Culver City, where company soloist Teresa “Toogie” Barcelo will perform around the dance’s namesake — a metal Möbius strip sculpture by Merge Conceptual Design — accompanied by live saxophone music. Duckler worked with the city and former Culver City Cultural Affairs Commissioner Marla Koosed to select the site and bring attention to Culver City’s extensive collection of public art. “It’s a beautiful sculpture right in the middle of this cross-section of Washington Boulevard,” says Duckler of the sculpture. “It’s kind of obvious and hidden at the same time. You drive by and never notice it, so I thought it would be nice to get people to really gather and take a look at it — see it from above and below.” “‘Cloud’ is really a piece that talks about the Earth’s water cycle, both above and below the Earth’s surface,” adds Koosed,

explaining how the sculpture plays with water to disappear and reappear into its urban landscape. “It emits a mist on a frequent basis that envelopes the sculpture into a fog or cloud,” she notes. In other words, sometimes you see it; sometimes you don’t. Duckler was not only intrigued by the somewhat ephemeral nature of the structure, but also that of time itself with regard to Culver City’s Centennial. “One-hundred years — so much change happens during that time,” muses Duckler. “It was an interesting celebration of the possibility of the permanent and the celebration of the temporary.” Koosed, who is also producing “1988,” says that the dance series looks not only to times past but also to the future of Culver City, noting how “Cloud” and “Technicolor Drip” — a psychedelic rainbow mural on the side of the Platform shopping center, where the third installment of “1988” will be performed in August — are in the heart of Culver City’s newly developed areas. “Both artworks are situated in the transit-oriented district area of Culver

City, right across from the Expo Line,” says Koosed. “So it really speaks to where Culver City’s going.” The second installment of “1988” will happen on May 7 among artist Jeff Kopp’s giant question marks, ampersands and commas at Westfield Culver City, with students from Culver City High School’s dance department performing. But fear not, history buffs. The final installment of “1988” will happen in September at Culver City’s historic city hall, among the building’s “La Ballona” fountain piece, “Hanging Garden” stained glass and “Quotation Courtyard” & “Panoramic” outdoor installations. “We want to show the future Culver City and the old, historical Culver City,” says Koosed. With “1988,” the past, present and future move together as one. “The ‘1988’ Series: Cloud” happens at 4, 5 and 6 p.m. on Sunday, April 23, at Access Culver City, 8770 Washington Blvd., Culver City. Free. Search “The ‘1998’ Series: Cloud” at eventbrite.com to reserve tickets. April 20, 2017 THE ARGONAUT PAGE 15


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A Funny Thing About Tech Silicon Beach Film Festival entries find authentic humor in a digital world By Christina Campodonico The phrase “Silicon Beach” conjures a variety of notions: boundless opportunity, disruptive change and an imperative for creativity among them. This year’s Silicon Beach Film Festival — a cornucopia of shorts, pilots and feature films screening April 22 through 28 at the Cinemark 18 and XD theater at HHLA (formerly The Promenade at Howard Hughes) in Westchester — captures a bit of that zeitgeist while also finding some of the humor that tends to get lost in such heady ideas. Starting with the opening night party on April 21 at Runway at Playa Vista, festival goers can download the Starlenz app to join a virtual scavenger hunt and take virtual selfies with actor J.K. Simmons or 1940s child star Margaret O’Brian. (Simmons’ new comedy “All Nighter” screens at the festival on April 27, as does a documentary short about O’Brian.) But it isn’t all about special effects. Other filmmakers are screening projects that embrace entrepreneurialism to deal with life’s hard knocks in funny ways. At 10 p.m. Sunday (April 23), Westside writer and director Robyn Paris, best known for her role in the 2003 cult classic “The Room,” will be showing episodes from her web comedy series “The Room Actors: Where are They Now? ” Known and beloved for being a notoriously awful film, “The Room” (a.k.a. “the Citizen Kane of bad movies”) could have scarred Paris’ acting career for life, but she decided to take back control of her IMDB legacy and raised $31,000 on Kickstarter to make a fictionalized mockumentary about the lives of “The Room’s” cast post-2003. “It’s a good way to poke fun at ourselves and enjoy the spirit of levity and festivity that surrounds ‘The Room,’” says Paris.

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For writer-director Ray Ramos, making the sitcom TV pilot “Jenn-Trification” (also screening on Sunday) was a way of turning over a new leaf. The Venice native was out of a job and distressed by the socioeconomic impact of tech companies on his beloved community. So he raised $9,000 on Kickstarter and decided to write a parody about the changes he was noticing in Venice — the rising rents, influx of well-heeled tech workers, displacement of longtime locals, shallow chicness of Abbot Kinney Boulevard and a cresting wave of acute homelessness alongside it all — through the eyes of someone who felt as out of place in Venice as he did. “I was in a funk and I just needed something to kind of make me laugh,” says Ramos. “I figured the best way to say something was writing a pilot. I’ve never seen a TV pilot from Venice that was written by someone from Venice.” So he conjured up a “vision of this really pale girl coming to the sunshine.” That figure became Jennifer Mason, or the “Jenn” in “Jenn-Trification”— a wide-eyed young woman, played by actress Krystal Beyer, who moves from Maine to Venice to work for a snazzy but inscrutable tech company called “Fuggle.” Comedy ensues as she tries to navigate the startup’s frat bro antics and Venice’s quirky vibe. “It’s both worlds — the worlds of the old Venice and the new Venice that’s she thrust into it,” says Ramos of his heroine. At the Silicon Beach Film Festival, established creative values and new ideas may also find a meeting of the minds. Screenings happen at HHLA’s Cinemark 18 and XD Movie Theatre, 6801 Center Drive, Westchester. Visit siliconbeachff. com for tickets and full schedule.

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artisanal sauce and various customizable toppings. As Kim and her husband were Yellow Fever brainstorming what to call the 2560 Lincoln Blvd., Venice restaurant, he shouted out (310) 301-7810 “Yellow Fever” and the name yellowfevereats.com simply stuck. To Kim, Yellow Fever means “love of all things Asian.” She agrees the name is Yellow Fever: The phrase has “kind of shocking” but adds that some pretty negative connotait’s memorable, which was tions attached to it. But Chef likely to play in the restaurant’s Kelly Kim has plans to change favor. Pushback, she says, has that, one Asian bowl at a time. not been as drastic as she After years of working in thought it might be. corporate sales and marketing Yellow Fever opened on research, Kim decided to turn her Lincoln Boulevard about 10 after-hours passion of cooking months ago in what was and catering into a career. After formerly Uncle Darrow’s — one all, she had watched her Korean of those rare spots in Venice dad open and run three Texas with plenty of parking (in a back BBQ restaurants in Houston. lot off Washington Boulevard). “I was the oldest daughter of my It’s the second one in SoCal. family,” explains Kim. “My dad The first, in Torrance, launched worked all of time, and I was in more than three years ago. charge of feeding my two stepsis- Without much formal promoters. My dad would bring home tion or foot traffic, people are leftover brisket and homemade finding Kim’s “Asian bowls for sausage links.” your soul.” Her lunch crowds Kim is not a classically trained are growing, and local compacook. But she’s very sure of what nies — online flower retailer she likes to eat — and how to The Bouqs in Marina del Rey, make it — and started her Red Bull in Santa Monica, venture from an innovative idea: and The Honest Company in an Asian version of Chipotle. Playa Vista — have sampled Her Asian bowls top a base of Yellow Fever’s creations at rice, noodles or greens with catered events. recipes inspired by Korean, But reaching hungry people is Japanese, Chinese, Vietnamese, only part of her mission. One Thai, Hawaiian and Californian of Kim’s goals is to get involved cuisine, each with its own with the local community.

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EntErtainEr’s DrEam HomE

“This classic California bungalow offers a unique contemporary flare, and brings you a truly special indoor/outdoor living experience,” says agent Michael Irvine. “Surrounded by award winning landscaping from Big Red Sun, this three bedroom, two bath home, has recently been remodeled and extended and boasts the very best features, design and fixtures. These include a Bespoke kitchen and bathrooms, skylights, exposed ceilings, wide plank white oak flooring, and a whole home water filtration system, to name but a few. With high ceilings throughout, the airy open plan living areas are flooded with light and lead onto the oversized deck with a fire pit. The spaces are perfect for entertaining or just relaxing. Additional features include a bonus detached living space, perfect for an office or extra family room, as well as ample parking with an electric vehicle charging station. Within a prime location, walk to Rose Ave, Whole Foods, Abbot Kinney and Main Street. Enjoy Venice Beach life at its very best.”

offered at $2,245,000 i n f o r m at i o n :

michael irvine Bulldog Realtors 310-435-3093 www.BulldogRealtors.com

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6300 W. 79TH ST, WESTCHESTER

12059 JUNIETTE ST, CULVER CITY

Impressive North Kentwood custom home on 1/4 acre, 5 Bedrooms, 2.75 Baths, Den/Office, Pool & Spa, $1,575,000

Traditional home adjacent to Playa Vista w/ fantastic potential, spacious floor plan w/ classic style, 3 Bdrms, 2 Baths, $995,000

FOR LEASE

7892 NAYLOR AVE, WESTCHESTER

4235 DON JOSE DR, LOS ANGELES

Classic Nowell home in Westport Heights, 3 Bedrooms, 1.75 Baths, Den, Detached Bonus Room w/ Bath, $879,000

Exquisite modern industrial style home overlooking Los Angeles, redone w/ impressive luxury & quality, 3 Bdrms, 3 Baths, $7,700/mo

Bob Waldron 310.780.0864

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Coldwell Banker

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$1,175,000

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Call today for a free appraisal!

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jeSSe weinbeRG

jesse@jesseweinberg.com CA bRe #01435805

#1 for properties soLd in marina deL rey 2010-2016

FOR SALE

FOR SALE 13700 MARINA POINTE DR. #1705,MDR $3,500,000 3 BD/2.5 BA 2,331 SQ.FT.

12916 DISCOVERY CREEK,PLAYA VISTA $1,679,000 3 BD/3 BA 2,798 SQ.FT.

OPEN SUN 2-5

$1,669,000

4050 GLENCOE AVE. #423,MDR 1 BD/1.5 BA 890 SQ.FT. $725,000/$2,950/MO

3310 PACIFIC AVE.,MDR 1,217 SQ.FT. 2 BD/2.5 BA

2630 STRONGS DR.,VENICE 3 BD/4 BA 2,576 SQ.FT.

$1,149,000

$19,000/MO

$1,620,000

11278 MONTANA AVE.,WESTWOOD $1,850,000 2,572 SQ.FT. 3 BD/3.5 BA

13650 MARINA POINTE DR. #1206,MDR $1,099,000 1,533 SQ.FT. 2 BD/2 BA

4060 GLENCOE AVE. #231,MDR 1,360 SQ.FT. 3 BD/2.5 BA

$865,000

JUST SOLD

338 RENNIE AVE. #C,VENICE 3 BD/2.5 BA 2,241 SQ.FT. $2,100,000

6602 PARA WAY,PLAYA VISTA 3 BD/2.5 BA + DEN 2,444 SQ.FT. $1,670,000

JUST SOLD

JUST SOLD 1 IRONSIDES ST. #11,MDR 2 BD/2 BA 1,267 SQ.FT.

13650 MARINA POINTE DR. #705,MDR 2 BD/2 BA + OFFICE 1,714 SQ.FT. $1,199,000

COMING SOON

JUST SOLD

OPEN SUN 2-5

JUST SOLD

4250 VIA DOLCE #320,MDR 3 BD/2.5 BA + LOFT 2,200 SQ.FT. $1,325,000

FOR SALE

FOR LEASE

OPEN SUN 2-5

687 WASHINGTON BLVD.,MDR 2,184 SQ.FT. 3 BD/3 BA

7301 VISTA DEL MAR #15,PDR 1,900 SQ.FT. 2 BD/2.5 BA

13700 MARINA POINTE DR. #PH1901,MDR $2,249,000 2 BD/2.5 BA 1,950 SQ.FT.

FOR SALE

OPEN SUN 2-5

OPEN SUN 2-5 $1,155,000

FOR SALE

13700 MARINA POINTE DR. #PH1906,MDR 13650 MARINA POINTE DR. #PH1906,MDR $2,799,000 2 BD/2.5 BA 1,993 SQ.FT. $2,495,000 2 BD/2.5 BA + DEN 2,354 SQ.FT.

COMING SOON

FOR SALE

7433 ARIZONA AVE.,MDR 1,771 SQ.FT. 3 BD/2 BA

FOR SALE

$1,300,000

6 VOYAGE ST. #103,MDR 2 BD/2 BA 1,000 SQ.FT.

$1,299,000

Kw-SiLiCon beACH bRe #02004120 AGent doeS not GuARAntee tHe ACCuRACy of tHe SquARe footAGe, Lot Size oR otHeR infoRMAtion ConCeRninG tHe ConditionS oR feAtuReS of tHe pRopeRty pRovided by tHe SeLLeR oR obtAined fRoM pubLiC ReCoRdS oR otHeR SouRCeS. buyeR iS AdviSed to independentLy veRify tHe ACCuRACy of ALL infoRMAtion tHRouGH peRSonAL inSpeCtion And witH AppRopRiAte pRofeSSionALS. April 20, 2017 At Home – THE ARGONAUT’s Real Estate Section PAGE 21


Admiralty Apartments

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WESTCHESTER CHARMER

Movie Theater Billiard Room Luxurious Lounge Concierge Plenty of Parking Hardwood Floors Parking & Storage Walk-in Closets

Charming pool property with bonus room. Perched at the top of a little hill, this 3 bed, 2 bath home has drought-resistant front landscaping. Enter to the open living and dining areas with beautiful wood floors & plantation shutters. Tile counters with stainless steel appliances in kitchen. Pool was resurfaced and retiled, ready for spring and summer entertaining.

Now offering short-term furnished apartments.

Offered at $999,000

Ian Rusnell

310-305-1300 or email info@pom-mdr.com

www.admiraltyapartments.com

ESTATE PROPERTIES

4170 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey CA 90292

Expansive Lot Over 15,000 Sq.Ft. 6401 RIGGS PLACE Residing in the Silicon Beach-adjacent area of Westchester, this 1950s era single-story home, with a pool and ample yard, presents a rare opportunity to own a 15,261 sq. ft. property on highly sought-after Riggs Place. Upon entry, views of the backyard reveal themselves through a large picture window in the living room. A covered patio leads to the pool deck and grassy expanse, all of which culminate in wide views overlooking the surrounding hills and cityscape. Encircled by mature trees and exotic Bird of Paradise flowers, this sun-drenched yard presents an ideal locale for outdoor entertaining amidst L.A.’s favorable year-round weather. Beyond its proximity to Loyola Marymount University and Culver City, this home enjoys the convenience of being a five minute drive from to LAx without any of the associated clamor. Additional features include a glass rock fireplace, and a large semi-circular driveway leading up to the residence.

$1,949,000

CHARLES FISHER (310) 902-7214 RE/MAx Estate Properties www.FisherRealEstate.com BRE# 01731424

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310 Tahiti Way #214, Marina Del Rey Spacious Stunner 2 Bed | 2 Bath | $825,000 OPEN SUNDAY 2–5 PM

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7715 Toland Ave, Westchester

5939 W. 76th Street, Westchester

California Classic Bungalow 3 Bed | 1 Bath | $819,000

Midcentury Masterpiece 3 Bed | 3 Bath | $1,299,000

OPEN SUNDAY 2–5 PM

6646 W. 85th Place, Westchester Contemporary Stunner 4 Bed | 3 Bath | $1,289,000 BY APPOINTMENT

BY APPOINTMENT

6061 W. 75th Place, Westchester Sophisticated Westchester Living 5 Bed | 5 Bath | $2,195,000 BY APPOINTMENT

235 Fowling Street, Playa Del Rey Stunning Seaside Views in Playa Del Rey 4 Bed | 3 Bath | $2,595,000

Stately Traditional 6 Bed | 5 Bath | $2,595,000 BY APPOINTMENT

7974 W. 79th Street, Playa Del Rey Elegant Spanish Styling 5 Bed | 4 Bath | $2,195,000

7800 Henefer Avenue, Kentwood

6641 W 86th Place, Westchester Development Opportunity Zoned R-3 | 7,129 Sf Lot | $2,395,000

To make a difference in our community, we will Give Together by donating a portion of our net proceeds from every home sale to the local charity of our client’s choice. Call me today for more information or to find out what your home is worth!

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

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tom Corte

Sell it Right, ... CoRte WRight

Manager BRE#1323411

ERA MAtillA REAlty 225 CulvER Blvd. PlAyA dEl REy

SiliconBeachSaleS.com

Quiet established neighborhood, walking distance to shopping, recreation, schools, minutes from USC campus via street, bus, bike, or Expo Line (new Crenshaw-LAX Transit Line upcoming), ideal 3/2, new washer/dryer, new refrigerator, microwave, dishwasher, stove, pool, two-car garage, pet ok.

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Call Kay Christy 310.822.1629, x-131

The ArgonAuT open houses open Address

Broker Assoc.

AT home

Leimert Park Home w/ Pool-$3,750/mo. lease HURRY! Ben Eubanks, REALTOR® (310) 968-4459

Dana Wright

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Deadline: TUESDAY NOON. Call (310) 822-1629 for Open House forms Your listing will also appear at argonautnews.com

price

Agent

compAny

phone

el segundo Sat 2-4

123 E. Oak #108

2/2 1256 sq ft, master suite patio

$629,000

Bill Ruane

RE/MAX Estate Properties

310-877-2374

Sun 2-4

770 W. Imperial #68

2/1.5 Townhouse style, ocean view

$499,500

Bill Ruane

RE/MAX Estate Properties

310-877-2374

Sat 2-4

1341 E. Grand Ave. #D

3/2 Two car garage, pool, 3 level townhome

$765,000

Bill Ruane

RE/MAX Estate Properties

310-877-2374

Sun 2-4

900 Cedar St. #205

2/2 Pool spa, rec room, completely remodeled

$599,000

Bill Ruane

RE/MAX Estate Properties

310-877-2374

Sun 2-4

212 E. Imperial Ave. #E

3/2 Free standing unit, open floor plan, 1400 sq ft

$629,000

Bill Ruane

RE/MAX Estate Properties

310-877-2374

Sun 2-4

950 Main St. #307

2/2 Totally remodeled, bright facing unit

$614,000

Bill Ruane

RE/MAX Estate Properties

310-877-2374

5/4 3,227 sq ft, RV sized garage

$899,000

Bill Ruane

RE/MAX Estate Properties

310-877-2374

hAwthorne Sat 2-4

13912 Truro Ave.

mArinA del rey Sa/Su 2-5

3803 Via Dolce

4/4 Waterfront Grand Canal home w/ west facing deck

$2,800,000

Peter & Ty Bergman

Bergman Beach Properties

310-821-2900

Sun 2-5

129 Roma Court

4/3.5 Waterfront Silicon Beach home w/ ocean views

$2,899,000

Peter & Ty Bergman

Bergman Beach Properties

310-821-2900

Sun 2-5

138 Westwind Mall

5/5.5 Silicon Beach Mediterranean w/ ocean views

$3,130,000

Peter & Ty Bergman

Bergman Beach Properties

310-821-2900

Sun 2-5

4311 Via Dolce

3/2.5 Extensively remodeled Silicon Beach custom traditional

$2,195,000

Peter & Ty Bergman

Bergman Beach Properties

310-821-2900

Sun 2-5

4403 Oceanfront Walk 205

3/3 Silicon Beach oceanfront w/ private garage

$3,149,000

Peter & Ty Bergman

Bergman Beach Properties

310-821-2900

Sun 2-5

4250 Via Dolce #320

3/2.5 2 story penthouse w/ Marina & pool views

$1,325,000

Weinberg / Taylor

Jesse Weinberg & Associates

800-804-9132

Sun 2-5

3310 Pacific Ave.

2/2.5 2 story town-home w/ private rooftop deck

$1,149,000

Jesse Weinberg

Jesse Weinberg & Associates

800-804-9132

Sun 2-5

4050 Glencoe Ave. #425

1/1.5 Immaculate penthouse w/ bright open floor plan

$725,000

Jesse Weinberg

Jesse Weinberg & Associates

8800-804-9132

Sun 2-5

310 Tahiti Way #214

2/2 Spacious stunner

$825,000

Stephanie Younger

Compass

310-499-2020

Sun 2-5

3016 Stanford Ave.

3/2 Beautifully remodeled in the Oxford Triangle

Denise Fast

RE/MAX Estate Properties

310-578-5414

$1,575,000

mAr VistA Sun 2-5

3921 Beethoven St.

3/2 House w/ cozy beach vibe in prime Mar Vista location

$950,000

Jennifer Harcourt

Bizzy Blondes RE Team

407-538-5380

$969,000

Suarez/Swett

Fineman Suarez Team

310-862-1761

$1,750,000

Suarez/Swett

Fineman Suarez

310-862-1761

$440,000

Amy Frelinger

Teles Properties

310-345-0428

plAyA VistA Sa/Su 2-5

12975 Agustin Pl. #132

2/3 Den converts to 3rd bdrm. Zoned for PV Elementary

Sun 2-5

6405 Dawn Creek

3/3 2972 sq ft, contemporary & upgraded.

torrAnce Sun 2-5

3210 Merrill Dr. #39

3/2 Coveted 1st floor and beautifully updated

westchester Sun 2-5

6248 W. 85th Pl.

3/2 Beautifully remodeled home w/ rustic charm

$1,288,000

Amy Frelinger

Teles Properties

310-345-0428

Sun 2-5

7433 Arizona Ave.

3/2 Charming traditional on an oversized 7400 sq ft lot

$1,155,000

Jesse Weinberg

Jesse Weinberg & Associates

800-804-9132

Sun 2-5

7715 Toland Ave.

3/1 California classic bungalow

$819,000

Stephanie Younger

Compass

310-499-2020

Sun 2-5

5939 W. 76th St.

3/3 Midcentury masterpiece

$1,299,000

Stephanie Younger

Compass

310-499-2020

Sun 2-5

6646 W. 85th Pl.

4/3 Contemporary stunner

$1,289,000

Stephanie Younger

Compass

310-499-2020

Sun 2-5

6061 W. 75th Pl.

5/5 Sophisticated Westchester living

$2,195,000

Stephanie Younger

Compass

310-499-2020

Open House Directory listings are published inside The Argonaut’s At Home section and on The Argonaut’s Web site each Thursday. Open House directory forms may be faxed, mailed or dropped off. To be published, Open House directory form must becompletely and correctly filled out and received no later than 12 Noon Tuesday for Thursday publication. Changes or corrections must also be received by 12 Noon Tuesday. Regretfully, due to the volume of Open House Directory forms received each week. The Argonaut cannot publish or respond to Open House directory forms incorrectly or incompletely filled out. The Argonaut reserves the right to reject, edit, and/or cancel any advertisng at any time. Only publication of an Open aHouse Directory listing consitutes final acceptance of an advertiser’s order.

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The ArgonAuT PRess Releases tHe Cove in tHe maRina

oCean views

live on tHe BeaCH

Playa del Rey Home

exPansive lot

PanoRamiC views

“This beautiful two-bedroom, two-bath with Marina views is in the full service Cove,” says agent Jesse Weinberg. “The unit boasts spacious living and dining rooms, hardwood floors, and a gourmet kitchen. The oversized master bedroom offers awesome views and a luxurious en-suite bathroom. The property also features a spacious balcony, side-by-side washer and dryer, two-car parking, and more. HOA fees include cable, internet, gas, water, trash, earthquake insurance, and resort-style amenities Offered at $1,199,000 Jesse Weinberg, Jesse Weinberg & Associates 800-804-9132

“This is a rare opportunity to access the highest floor, and the best ocean view of any three-bed unit in the Marina City Club,” says agent Charles Lederman. “Enjoy the superb views from floor-to-ceiling windows. This remodeled unit offers an open kitchen and updated bathrooms. One of the bedrooms can be used alternatively as office. The large living room leads to outdoor patio, where one can dine al fresco while overlooking the Marina, watch the moonrise, and the spectacular night time lights.” Offered at $978,000 Charles Lederman, Charles Lederman & Associates 310-821-8980

“Here is an amazing opportunity to live right on the sand in the prestigious Playa del Rey,” says agent Debra Berman. “Sweeping views of the ocean and main channel are offered from the luxurious living room and master suite of this corner unit. The master suite also boasts a fireplace, and a spacious bath with marble counters, and a steam shower. Tile and carpet flooring are throughout the unit. Included is a separate laundry room with a tank-less water heater, and three side-by-side parking spaces.” Offered at $2,550,000 Berman Kandel, RE/MAX Estate Properties 310-424-5512

“Sophisticated and graceful, this remarkable Cape-Cod-style residence invites in sweeping Pacific views from every angle,” says agent Stephanie Younger. “Entertain in the dining room or dine al fresco on the expansive backyard deck with a built-in spa. Upstairs, the master suite accommodates custom seating, a spa-like bath and private second floor terrace. Relax by the living room fireplace or in the media and entertainment room. Three additional spacious bedrooms complete the floor plan of this view home.” Offered at $2,595,000 Stephanie Younger, Compass 310-499-2020

“Set in Westchester, this 1950s era home presents a rare opportunity to own a property on highly sought-after Riggs Place,” says agent Charles Fisher. “Upon entry, views of the backyard reveal themselves through a picture window in the living room. A covered patio leads to the pool deck and grassy expanse. Close to Loyola Marymount University and Culver City, this home is a five minute drive from LAX. Additional features include a glass rock fireplace, and a large semi-circular driveway.” Offered at $1,949,000 Charles Fisher, RE/MAX Estate Properties 310-902-7214

“This Center Tower South two-bed, two-bath, home is perched on the eighth floor, and offers fantastic panoramic views of the coastline and the marina,” says agent Eileen McCarthy. “Enjoy immediate access to all the amenities of the Marina City Club, including pools, a fitness center, a full restaurant and bar, 24-hour gated security, and much more.” Offered at $790,000 Eileen McCarthy, Marina Ocean Properties, 310-822-8910

The ArgonAuT REAl EstAtE Q&A

What are the taX BeNeFItS OF INVeStING IN SMaLL aPartMeNtS? Even the small investor can benefit tremendously by investing in small multi-family apartment houses between 2 and 10 units. A small down payment of 20% to 30% can be used to leverage a purchase into a much larger property whose income will support the mortgage, maintenance, and property taxes. Any property considered should also show a positive cash flow and or the potential to increase rents to further enhance profitability. The additional benefits are many.

time. Maintaining paint, plaster, fencing, roofing, and decaying wood are all similar expenses that can be depreciated over time. Hypothetically, should you decide to paint the property, this capital expenditure can be added to the depreciation but must be divided over time. The IRS generally provides guidance for the period of time during which capital improvements can be divided. Currently, one may depreciate the building value of residential real estate over 27.5 years and commercial real estate over 39 years.

Deductions If you are a rental property owner, you can deduct almost all expenses paid for management. Naturally, the mortgage interest on your loan, but also most anything used for real estate investing and/or management regarding your property. As an example, travel to and from your property for management is calculated under the standard IRS mileage deduction. A fax machine, printer, ink, paper, internet bill, cell phone bill are all items that are deductible. A home office can also be deducted but may need to apportion it if you are conducting other business activities from that location.

Calculating Depreciation The calculation for Depreciation is fairly straight forward. Assume you bought a multi-unit apartment property for $1,000,000. First, one must determine the relationship in value between the land underlying the property and the value of the buildings or capital improvement. One safe way to do this is to look at the property tax for the property to see how the Assessor has broken down the relationship in value between land and buildings. By way of example, let us assume that the Assessor has valued the land under the building at 20%, and the building at 80%. This would mean the land is valued at $200,000. This portion cannot be depreciated. However, the remaining building valuation of $800,000 can be depreciated over 27.5 years. ($800,000 / 27.5 = $29,090.90) Therefore, we can deduct the sum of $29,090.90 every single year for the

Depreciation This is the deduction on the breakdown or wear and tear of your property as permitted by the Internal Revenue Code. Generally, you take it over

next 27.5 years on this multi-unit property. This deduction can be used to offset income earned from the property or other income as permitted under the Internal Revenue Code. Recapturing Depreciation As great a tool as depreciation is for income tax planning, one must be aware there is a caveat. Recapture of depreciation will be a consideration at the time of any sale of the property. What is Recapture and how does it work? By way of explanation, let us return to the earlier example. As you may recall, we had purchased a multi-unit apartment building for $1,000,000. If we hold the property for 10 years, we will have deducted approximately $290,000 in depreciation. This amount would have sheltered us from paying taxes. Upon sale, this amount must be paid back to the IRS in the recapture process. Recaptured depreciation is currently taxed at the rate of 25%. However, this recapture is only applicable to the extent there is gain on the property resulting from the sale. So, if the property is sold for the same amount, or $1,000,000, recapture does not apply. If, on the other hand a profit of $100,000 is realized, recapture will take place on the gain only. The excess depreciation is not taxed further. This is a benefit and can be used to enhance the long term return on investment as depreciation is only a paper loss for

tax purposes and may not reflect the income generated by the property while it was held. In closing, the benefits of depreciation can be quite dramatic in enhancing the profitability of an investment in multi-unit apartment houses. Hopefully, upon sale, a healthy profit will have been made during the time the property was held. Any mortgage should have been paid down by the income the property generated resulting in a buildup of equity. During this time, the cash generated by the property was sheltered by the depreciation allowing use of that money tax free. Any capital gain tax or recapture is only due on sale probably at rates lower than the regular income tax rate one pays generally, depending on your income tax bracket. As always, make sure to consult a tax specialist or accountant, so that all your activities are in compliance with the Internal Revenue Code and regulations issued by the IRS. This week’s quesTion was answeReD by

John-Paul anagnos Coldwell Banker 424-581-9006 805-216-3455

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legal advertising FiCTiTiOUS BUSiNESS NAME STATEMENT 2017 057076 The following persons is (are) doing business as: Kimship 3850 Wade St. Los Angeles, CA. 90066 Kimberly Turo 3850 Wade St Los Angeles, CA. 90066 This business is conducted by an individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 03/2017. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true any material matter pursuant to Section 17913 of the Business and Professions Code that the registrant knows to be false is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000)). KIMBERLY TURO Title Owner This statement was filed with the county on March 6, 2017 Argonaut published: April 6, 13, 20, 27, 2017 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.

Section 17913 of the Business and Professions Code that the registrant knows to be false is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000)). Registrant Martin William Wolfe OWNER Argonaut published: March 23, 30, April 6, 13, 2017 NOTICE-In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code. FiCTiTiOUS BUSiNESS NAME STATEMENT 2017 074531 The following persons is (are) doing business as: Thronn Sk8brds 2) Thronn Skateboards 2554 Lincoln Blvd. #659 Venice, CA. 90291 Antonio Dos Passos Jr 2554 Lincoln Blvd. #659 Venice, CA. 90291. This business is conducted by an individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 01/2017. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true any material matter pursuant to Section 17913 of the Business and Professions Code that the registrant knows to be false is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000)). Registrant Antonio Dos Passos Jr Owner This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on March 23, 2017 Argonaut published: April 13, 20, 27, May 4, 2017 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.

Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code. FiCTiTiOUS BUSiNESS NAME STATEMENT 2017 078419 The following person is doing business as: West Los Angeles Living Word Christian Center 6520 Arizona Avenue Los Angeles, CA. 90045. Registered owners: West Los Angeles Living Word Christian Center 6520 Arizona Avenue Los Angeles, CA. 90045. This business is conducted by a corporation. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 05/1995. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true any material matter pursuant to Section 17913 of the Business and Professions Code that the registrant knows to be false is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000)). Registrant Signature/Name: Katherine E. Burno. Title: CFO. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on March 29, 2017 . Argonaut published: April 6, 13, 20, 27, 2017 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).

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FiCTiTiOUS BUSiNESS NAME STATEMENT 2017 067735 The following persons is (are) doing business as Hearty Nutrition 531 Main St. #520 El Segundo, CA. 90245 Lacey Middough 531 Main St. #520 El Segundo, CA. 90245. This business is conducted by an individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true any material matter pursuant to Section 17913 of the Business and Professions Code that the registrant knows to be false is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000)). Registrant LACEY MIDDOUGH OWNER Owner Argonaut published: March 30, April 6, 13, 20, 2017 NOTICE-In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code. FiCTiTiOUS BUSiNESS NAME STATEMENT 2017 071488 The following persons is (are) doing business as 1) LA Property Care 2) LAPROPERTYCARE 7190 W. Sunset Blvd. #102 Los Angeles, CA. 90046. Martin William Wolfe 7190 W. Sunset Blvd #102 Los Angeles, CA. 90046. This business is conducted by an individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 02/017 I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true any material matter pursuant to

FiCTiTiOUS BUSiNESS NAME STATEMENT 2017 078294 The following persons is (are) doing business as: 1) Title Homes 13200 Pacific Promenade #249 Playa Vista, CA. 90094. 7500 Rialto Blvd. Bldg 1 suite 250 Austin, TX. 78735 This business is conducted by an individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on n/a. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true any material matter pursuant to Section 17913 of the Business and Professions Code that the registrant knows to be false is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000)). SUSAN K. THOMAS This statement was filed with the county on March 29, 2017 Argonaut published: April 13, 20, 27, May 4, 2017 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

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FiCTiTiOUS BUSiNESS NAME STATEMENT 2017 083768 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Gray House Holdings 12777 W. Jefferson Blvd. Bldg D suite 300 Playa Vista, CA. 90066. Gray House Holdings LLC 5815 Seahorse Ct Playa Vista, CA. 90094. This business is conducted by a limited liability company. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on n/a. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true any material matter pursuant to Section 17913 of the Business and Professions Code that the registrant knows to be false is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000)). GRAY HOUSE HOLDINGS LLC This statement was filed with the county on April 4, 2017. Argonaut published: April 6, 13, 20, 27, 2017 NOTICE-In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of

itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code. FiCTiTiOUS BUSiNESS NAME STATEMENT 2017 087842 The following persons is (are) doing business as: Lendgenuity 5400 Broken Sound Blvd. NW suite 600 Boca Raton, FL 33487 Resmac Inc 5400 Broken Sound Blvd. NW suite 600 Boca Raton Fl. 33487. This business is conducted by a corporation. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true any material matter pursuant to Section 17913 of the Business and Professions Code that the registrant knows to be false is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000)).RESMAC INC. Title President NELSON S. HAWS This statement was filed with the county on April 7, 2017 . Argonaut published: NOTICE-In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common

law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code. FiCTiTiOUS BUSiNESS NAME STATEMENT 2017 089662 The following persons is (are) doing business as: Silicon Beach Homes LLC 13900 Marquesas Way suite 6003 Marina del Rey CA. 90292 Silicon Beach Home LLC 3700 Pacific Ave. Marina del Rey CA. 90292 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 04/2017 I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true any material matter pursuant to Section 17913 of the Business and Professions Code that the registrant knows to be false is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000)). Registrant Silicon Beach Homes LLC Title Managing Member Erin P. Alls Argonaut published: April 17, 20, 27, May 4, 2017 . 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.

CITY CLERK CASE # NP-17-002-AD LEAD AGENCY: Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) SUBJECT: Notice of Preparation (NOP) of a Draft Environmental Impact Report PROJECT TITLE: Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) Secured Area Access Post (SAAP) Project PROJECT LOCATION: The project site is located within the center portion of the west side of LAX. LAX is situated within the City of Los Angeles, an incorporated city within Los Angeles County. The project site is in the western portion of LAX parallel to and south of World Way West, west of the Central Terminal Area, north of Imperial Highway, and east of Pershing Drive. PROJECT DESCRIPTION: The purpose of the proposed project is to construct a new SAAP to provide a fully functional, secured access point onto the Airport Operations Area (AOA) on the west side of LAX. A new SAAP is needed on the west side to replace SAAP 5 which was displaced by the Midfield Satellite Concourse North Project, and SAAP 21 which will be removed to enable full buildout of the West Aircraft Maintenance Area. The proposed SAAP would be the sole full-access SAAP on World Way West after the existing SAAP 21 is taken out of service in May 2017. The proposed replacement SAAP would accommodate all types of vehicles that require access to the AOA (construction, aircraft service vehicles, vendors, LAWA, etc.). Its elements would be the prototype for any future SAAPs and/or improvements to existing SAAPs at LAX. The new SAAP facility would have a land footprint of approximately 1,200 feet by 150 feet, consisting primarily of paved areas with various pieces of equipment to control access (gates, traffic lights, signage, vehicle arrest systems, security fencing, etc.), vehicle inspection equipment (license plate readers, under-vehicle scanners, etc.), and facilities and shelter for inspection staff, including two canopy structures spanning the width of the first and last inspection station, and two guard station buildings, one at each of the first and last inspection stations. Each guard house would be approximately 350 square feet and would include monitoring equipment and a restroom facility. Construction of the new SAAP would require the demolition and removal of the former Continental Airlines General Office Building, which is vacant, and associated facilities. The proposed project would take approximately 13 months, and would occur in the timeframe between the fourth quarter of 2017 and the second quarter of 2020. The proposed project would only affect vehicles accessing the AOA. The project would not increase existing passenger capacity or the number of aircraft operations at LAX. PUBLIC REVIEW AND COMMENTS: The NOP and Initial Study are available online at LAWA’s website [http://www.OurLAX.org] under “Current Projects” and will be posted at the Los Angeles City Clerk and Los Angeles County Clerk. The NOP and Initial Study are also available for review in the following locations: (1) LAWA Administrative Office, One World Way, Room 218, Los Angeles, CA 90045; (2) Westchester-Loyola Village Branch Library: 7114 W. Manchester Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90045; (3) Playa Vista Branch Library: 6400 Playa Vista Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90094; (4) El Segundo Library: 111 W. Mariposa Avenue, El Segundo, CA 90245. Comments on the document must be received on May 22, 2017 by 5:00 p.m. Comments can be submitted on LAWA’s website at http://www.OurLAX.org or mailed to the following address: Vinita Waskow, Los Angeles World Airports, One World Way, P.O. Box 92216, Los Angeles, CA 90009-2216. As a covered entity under Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City of Los Angeles does not discriminate on the basis of disability and, upon request, will provide reasonable accommodation to ensure equal access to its programs, services, and activities. Alternative formats in large print, braille, audio, and other formats (if possible), will be provided upon request. Si desea esta información en español llame a (800) 919-3766. 4/20/17 CNS-3000696# THE ARGONAUT


legal advertising FiCTiTiOUS BUSiNESS NAME STATEMENT 2017 092950 The following persons is (are) doing business as: 1) Green Beach Company 5820 Compass Dr. Los Angeles, CA. 90045. Solid Gold Yacht Inc. 5820 Compass Dr Los Angeles, CA. 90045. This business is conducted by a corporation. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on n/a. declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true any material matter pursuant to Section 17913 of the Business and Professions Code that the registrant knows to be false is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000)). SOLID GOLD YACHTS INC. This statement was filed with the county on April 12, 2017. Argonaut published: April 20, 27, May 4, 11, 2017. NOTICE-In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code. FiCTiTiOUS BUSiNESS NAME STATEMENT 2017 096894 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Vega, 19951 Oxnard Street, Woodland Hills, CA 91367, County of Los Angeles. Registered owner: Stefanie Vega, 19951 Oxnard Street, Woodland Hills, CA 91367. This business is conducted by an Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 6/11/2012. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Registrant Signature/Name: Stefanie Vega, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on April 17, 2017. Argonaut published: April 20, 27, May 4, 11, 2017. NOTICE-In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). FiCTiTiOUS BUSiNESS NAME STATEMENT 207 087859 The following persons is (are) doing business as: Resmac 5400 Broken Sound Blvd. NW suite 600 Boca Raton, FL 33487 Palm Beach County Resmac Inc. 5400 Broken Sound Blvd. NW suite 600 Boca Raton Fl. 33487. This business is conducted by a corporation. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true any material matter pursuant to Section 17913 of the Business and Professions Code that the

registrant knows to be false is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000)). RESMAC INC. Title President NELSON S. HAWS This statement was filed with the county on April 7, 2017 . Argonaut published: 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. OrDEr TO SHOW CAUSE FOr CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBEr BS168515 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner (name) Caryn Waara Doran to Caryn Marie Doran filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: a.)THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING: Date: July 18, 2017 Time: 10AM. Dept.: 44 room 418 The address of the court. 111 N. Hill St. Los Angeles, CA. 90012 A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: The Argonaut. Original filed: March 27, 2017 Mark A. Borenstein, Judge of the Superior Court. PUBLISH: The Argonaut April 13, 20, 27, May 5, 2017 SUMMONS (FAMilY lAW) (CiTACiON JUDiCiAl) CASE NUMBEr: (Numero del Caso) HF16812038 NOTICE TO DEFENDANT (AVISO AL DEMANDADO): Oscar E. Norman i and Does 1 to 5 YOU ARE BEING SUED BY PLAINTIFF (LO ESTA DEMANDANDO EL DEMANDANTE): Cynthia L. Norman. 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/

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appearance 71 Org. with lanes 72 Elegantly, to Vivaldi 74 Offense 75 Bell curve figure 76 Like a quarter’s edge 77 Coagulates 81 Rifled 83 In the cards 84 Routine first baseman? 85 Go after 86 Mushers’ transports 89 “I Hated, Hated, Hated This Movie” author 91 “Confidentially ... ” 94 “Confidentially ... ” 96 Gospel singer Winans 98 Coup target 99 The 3rd Avenue line was the last of them to operate in Manhattan 101 Beatle bride 102 Actress Garner, familiarly 103 Fill past full 105 Singer DiFranco 106 Sorts 110 Fine dining aficionados 113 Fine dining aficionados 116 Senescence 117 Even so 118 Take-out order? 119 Snowy __ 120 Holds up 121 News letters 122 Cheek 123 Chinese toys, for short Down 1 Some SLR displays 2 Side squared, for a square

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Thing 1 and Thing 2 are catalysts for chaos in “Cat in the Hat” Family Saga: “Dream of the Red Chamber” @ Inglewood Amphitheater Watts Village Theater Company Artistic Director Bruce Lemon performs several roles in an epic multipart stage adaption of Henry Ong’s classic romance novel. The play about the decline of a noble Chinese family during the early Ching dynasty takes place over three weekends in April and May as part of the city of Inglewood’s “Why I Dream in Inglewood” project and the Growing Artists Performed Project Initiative. Act I starts at 10:30 a.m. and Act II starts at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday (April 22) at the Inglewood Amphitheater in Edward Vincent Jr. Park, behind the Agree Playhouse, 714 Warren Lane, Inglewood. Free. facebook.com/DreamoftheRedChamberthePlay Stranger in a Strange Land: “The Foreigner” @ Miles Memorial Playhouse Santa Monica Rep sets Larry Shue’s Obiewinning play about a terribly shy young Brit — who pretends to hail from a foreign country and speak no English — in the Trump era. Previews start at 8 p.m. Saturday (April 22), 4 p.m. Sunday (April 23) and 8 p.m. Thursday (April 27) at Miles Memorial Playhouse, 1130 Lincoln Blvd., Santa Monica. $15 to $60. (844) 4862844; santamonicrep.org For the Kiddies: “Cat in the Hat” @ The Broad Stage Featuring sets and costumes based on Dr. Seuss’ original illustrations, this popular revival received the stamp of approval from the Seuss estate and is appropriate for kids ages 3 and above. Limited engagement. Shows are at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday (April 22 and 23) at The Broad Stage, 1310 11th St., Santa Monica. (310) 434-3200; thebroadstage.com Love Triangle: “Failure: A Love Story” @ Kirk Douglas Theatre Part of Center Theatre Group’s Block Party initiative to showcase the work of local theater companies, this whimsical play produced by Couerage Theatre is set in 1920s Chicago and chronicles the lives and loves of the three Fail sisters — and the one man who falls in love with all three of them. Closing soon. Last shows are at 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday and 1 and

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6:30 p.m. Sunday (April 20 to 23) at Kirk Douglas Theatre, 9820 Washington Blvd., Culver City. $25 to $75. (213) 628-2772; centertheatregroup.org Taking Charge: “It’s Time” @ Pacific Resident Theatre This autobiographical one-man show by writer and performer Paul Linke (“CHiPs”) follows a young man as he navigates a family tragedy and ultimately finds success, love and happiness. Now playing at 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and at 3 p.m. Sundays through April 30 at Pacific Resident Theatre, 705½ Venice Blvd., Venice. $25 to $30. (310) 822-1629; pacificresidenttheatre.com Turning Point: “The Gun” @ Ruskin Group Theatre When a struggling actor finds a gun in a New York City alleyway, it forever changes his life and those of his two best friends. Now playing at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and at 2 p.m. Sundays through April 30 at Ruskin Group Theatre, 3000 Airport Ave., Santa Monica. $20 to $25. (310) 397-3244; ruskingrouptheatre.com Chance Encounter: “A Delusional Affair” @ Santa Monica Playhouse In this new comedy by Albert James Kallis, Fate steps in to turn everything you knew about love, marriage, fantasy and reality upside down. Keep the kids at home, as things get a little racy. Now playing at 8 p.m. Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays through April 30 at Santa Monica Playhouse, 1211 4th St., Santa Monica. $25 to $35. (310) 394-9779; santamonicaplayhouse.com Electoral Rollercoaster: “Farragut North” @ Odyssey Theatre Penned by “House of Cards” creator Beau Willimon, this taut and twisty political thriller, rife with sexual intrigue, follows an ambitious wunderkind press secretary whose life spins out of control after he makes a wrong turn during a hotly contested presidential primary campaign. Amazingly this was written pre-Sean Spicer. Now playing at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and at 2 p.m. Sundays through May 21 at Odyssey Theatre, 2055 S. Sepulveda Blvd., West L.A. $20 to $30. (323) 960-7788; plays411.com


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Compiled by Nicole Elizabeth Payne Thursday, April 20 Sip & Play Happy Hour and Game Night, 5 to 7 p.m. Marina Marketplace hosts a festive evening of table and jumbo floor games, happy hour drink and appetizer specials and live music from local performers. This week Kelly Fitzgerald leads a classic rock trio. Marina Marketplace, 2nd Level Terrace, 13450 Maxella Ave., Marina del Rey. villamarinamarketplace.com Venice Art Crawl Pop-Up, 6 to 10 p.m. “Music Connects Us” is a music-themed art show and dance party featuring live bands, deejays and work from 50 artists at a pop-up space in Runway at Playa Vista, 12746 W. Jefferson Blvd., Playa Vista. $35. veniceartcrawl.com Weekend Navigator, 7 to 9:30 p.m. Thursdays through June 22. The Coast Guard Auxiliary’s Weekend Navigator course is designed to give students the rudiments of navigation by using GPS and the back-up skill of navigation using charts, plotting tools and dead reckoning. The intent is to emphasize technique and not blind reliance on electronics. Del Rey Yacht Club, 13900 Palawan Way, Marina del Rey. $85. (310) 720-9911; abakalyar@socal.rr.com

Friday, April 21 Swimming Zen, 6 to 7 p.m. Regular benefits of yoga include an increased sense of calm, flexibility, greater muscular strength and better posture. Swimming supplements a yoga practice with cardiovascular and pulmonary improvements. First workout free. Culver City Municipal Plunge, 4117 Overland Ave., Culver City. First workout free; class prices vary. (310) 390-5700; swim.net Silicon Beach Film Festival Meet & Greet, 6 to 8 p.m. The film festival kicks off with a red carpet opening night meet and greet. Attendees can participate in a virtual scavenger hunt using the augmented reality technology of Starlenz, which allows users to take virtual selfies with celebrities and filmmakers. The Runway Playa Vista, 12746 W. Jefferson Blvd., Playa Vista. (310) 721-2389; venicechamber.net Eric Andersen, 8 p.m. Andersen has written songs recorded by Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan and The Grateful Dead. McCabe’s Guitar Shop, 3101 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica. $30. (310) 828-4497; mccabes.com Sofar Sounds: Venice, 8:15 to 10:30 p.m. A carefully curated set of live music, kept secret until showtime, at a

L.A. Love Band, 9:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. Throwing down rock, blues, funk, soul and reggae, L.A. Love Band plays a free show at Joxer Daly’s, 11168 Washington Blvd., Culver City. (310) 838-3745; joxerdalyirishpub.com

Saturday, April 22 Growing Citrus, 8 a.m. Armstrong experts give tips and advice helping participants learn how to have a bounteous citrus crop. Armstrong Garden Centers, 3226 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica. Free. (310) 829-6766; armstronggarden.com Camaro Car Show, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 50th anniversary of the Camaro with a special show at the Automobile Driving Museum, 610 Lairport St., El Segundo. $10 to $15. (310) 909-0950; automobiledrivingmuseum.org Discover Seeds and Plants, 10:30 a.m. In honor of Earth Day, kids can learn about seeds, the parts of the plant, and what plants need to grow with hands-on activities. All ages. Venice Abbot Kinney Memorial Branch Library, 501 S. Venice Blvd., Venice. Free. (310) 821-1769; lapl.org “We Are The Dinosaurs” Reading, 11 a.m. Laurie Berkner’s chart-topping hit “We Are the Dinosaurs” is now a picture book with illustrations by Ben Clanton. Kids can enjoy this adorable cast of characters while being transported back to a time when dinosaurs roamed the earth. Barnes & Noble, 13400 Maxella Ave., Marina del Rey. Free. (310) 306-3213; stores. barnesandnoble.com The California Feetwarmers, 2 p.m. In celebration of Record Store Day, the Grammy-nominated band performs Dixieland blues, ragtime and early swing. Record Surplus, 12436 Santa Monica Blvd., West L.A. Free. (310) 979-4577; recordsurplusla.com Music by the Sea, 2 to 5 p.m. A scenic harbor view is the backdrop for an R&B concert by Friends. Fisherman’s Village, 13755 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey. (310) 301-9900; visitmarinadelrey.com “It’s My World Too: Taking Action Workshop for Kids,” 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Award-winning educational consultant Cathryn Berger Kaye leads a workshop allowing kids to participate in Take Action activities promoting Earth Day. Postcards and representative addresses are provided so parents and kids can voice their concerns. Children’s Book World, 10580½ Pico Blvd., West L.A. Free. Ages 8 to 12. (310) 559-2665; childrensbookworld.com Jazz Funk Fest, 7 to 10 p.m. In the tradition of the Venice West Café, local Venice musicians celebrate the rebellious liberation of tuneful creativity. Black Shoe Polish performs at 7 p.m. and Eric Ahlberg’s Jazz Workshop begins at 8:30 p.m.

UnUrban Coffee House, 3301 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica. (310) 315-0056; unurban.com BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet, 10 p.m. Born out of the rich Acadian ancestry of its members, BeauSoleil is notorious for bringing audience members to their feet with their distinct sound derived from New Orleans jazz, blues rock, folk, swamp pop, Zydeco, country and bluegrass. McCabe’s Guitar Shop, 3101 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica. $28.50. (310) 828-4497; mccabes.com

Sunday, April 23 Malibu Lagoon Field Trips, 8:30 a.m. Beginner and experienced birdwatchers join the Santa Monica Bay Audubon Society the fourth Sunday of each month for a two- to three-hour walk exploring the lagoon and coastal region in search of 40 to 75 bird species. A shorter walk for families follows at 10 a.m. Park near the intersection of Pacific Coast Highway and Cross Creek Road, and meet at the metal-shaded viewing area next to the lot. smbasblog.com Champion Paddle, 9 a.m. to noon. Champion Paddle celebrates healthy

bodies and the tremendous women who have battled breast cancer and treatment. Sponsored by ProSUP Shop, participants who come out to support survivors and pre-vivors pay a reduced board rental fee. Please bring a gift donation that could be helpful or uplifting to a newly diagnosed patient. Mother’s Beach, 4101 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey. (310) 989-9444 The Bead Society Bead Bazaar, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Find rare, ethnic, vintage and one-of-a-kind beads, handcrafted lampwork and polymer clay bead designs, exotic and unique jewelry with precious and semi-precious gemstones, antique artifacts and textiles, wearable art and bead-making components. Attendees can also participate in jewelry-making demonstrations and get answers to questions about bead and jewelry problems. Veterans Memorial Auditorium, 4117 Overland Ave., Culver City. $5. beadsocietyla.org Authors on Architecture: “Janice Lyle on Sunnylands,” 2 p.m. Director of Sunnylands Janice Lyle discusses her new book, “Sunnylands: America’s Midcentury Masterpiece.” This fabled estate, once the place to be for celebrities, politicians and corporate bigwigs looking to meet, relax or

wheel and deal, transformed from a private winter home to a high level retreat center and museum space. Santa Monica Public Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica. Free. (310) 458-8316; smpl.org Music by the Sea, 2 to 5 p.m. A scenic harbor view is the backdrop for a jazz funk concert by 2Azz1. Fisherman’s Village, 13755 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey. (310) 301-9900; visitmarinadelrey.com LMU World Music Concert, 3 p.m. This spring concert features Balinese and Ghanaian music played on Indonesian gamelan instruments and Ghanaian drums. Soloists Ken Aiso and Yoshika Masuda perform a Lou Harrison piece composed for violin, cello and gamelan. Loyola Marymount University’s Murphy Recital Hall, 1 LMU Dr., Westchester. Free. cal.lmu.edu “Women on Fire” Community Concert, 3 p.m. “Women on Fire” combines repertoire from all three subscription concerts of the 20th anniversary season, including a medley of “fire songs” by Libana and two pieces commissioned by VOX. (Continued on page 32)

Art is in Season Spring Fling returns to Bergamot Station Earth Day is also Art Day in Santa Monica, where Bergamot Station Arts Center celebrates the season of renewal with its annual Spring Fling block party. On Saturday, galleries of the creative colony throw open their doors for guests to interact with artists, experience live art and maybe even find a print to take home. Arrive early to get in touch with your inner flower child. Bender, an event group that brings together yogis and deejays in hip urban spaces, kicks off the day at 10 a.m. with a silent disco yoga session led by YogaWorks instructor Patti Quintero. Buy a ticket in advance so that morning all you have to do is grab a pair of headphones and say “Ommm …” The instructor’s voice and deejay’s music are beamed directly to your headphones. If the thought of morning exercise leaves you famished, that’s OK. Starting at 11 a.m., gourmet food trucks are serving everything from Indian street chow to Vietnamese bahn mi, and Bergamot Station Café is holding a beer and sausage festival with Santa Monica Brew Works beers on tap. After getting your fill, tuck in a bit more culture with live music

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“All This Panic” Screening, 7:15 p.m. This feature-length documentary takes an intimate look at the interior lives of a group of teenage girls as they come of age in Brooklyn. A potent mix of vivid portraiture and vérité, the movie follows the girls as they navigate the ephemeral and fleeting transition between childhood and adulthood. Arena Cinelounge Santa Monica, 1526 14th St., Santa Monica. $17. (323) 924-1644; arenascreen.com

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A face is a canvas for art at Bergamot’s Spring Fling at Beyond the Lines Gallery from noon to 2 p.m., a 2-for-1 priced matinee of City Garage’s sexy new production “Adam & Evie” at 1 p.m., or Revolver Gallery’s sold-out “Andy Warhol: Revisited” exhibit, whose standby line opens for the occasion. Amber Goldhammer Studios hosts a live painting demonstration from 2 to 4 p.m., and an interactive art booth operates from 1 to 3 p.m. at dnj Gallery. Leslie Sacks Gallery Program Coordinator Diana McNeill recommends taking the Metro to the event — the stop is the Expo Line’s 26th Street/Bergamot Station — or carpooling, as parking is limited. Despite anxieties about future redevelopment, Bergamot is ready to show the world it’s still going strong.

“Spring is about rebirth and abundance, and we want to make sure the city of Santa Monica and Los Angeles knows that we’re here and thriving,” says McNeill. “We want everyone to see art and show that we are an important cultural center.” — Christina Campodonico “Spring Fling” happens from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 22, at Bergamot Station Arts Center, 2525 Michigan Ave., Santa Monica. Free. Visit facebook.com/ bergamotstation for updates. (Tickets for the 10 a.m. silent disco yoga session are $20 to $25 at fundergroundwellness.com.)

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For example, Haselton explains that men are prone to err on the side of overestimating women’s interest in them. Evolutionarily, it’s costlier for a man to miss an opportunity to pass on his genes than, say, to get jeered by his buddies after he hits on some model. Man: “Yerrr pritty!” Model: “Um, you’re missing most of your teeth.” Women, however, err on the side of underestimating a man’s willingness to stick around. This helps keep them from getting duped by cads posing as wannabe dads. And, as Haselton points out, a woman’s expressions of “commitment skepticism” may come with a fringe benefit — “more frequent displays of commitment” (like flowers, prezzies, mooshywooshy talk) from a man “who truly (is) committed.” Unfortunately, your girlfriend’s expressing her “commitment skepticism” in exactly the wrong way: by trying to berate you into being more loving. Practically speaking, this is like running alongside somebody and asking them to explain the tax code while they’re being chased by a mob with flaming torches and pitchforks. Because our brain’s “fight or flight” circuitry is also calibrated to protectively overreact, a verbal attack kicks off the same physiological responses as a physical one. Adrenaline surges. Your heart beats faster. And blood flow gets shunted away from systems not needed to fight back or bolt — like digestion and higher reasoning. This makes sense, because you don’t need algebra to keep a tiger from getting close enough for you to notice his need for Crest Whitestrips. Only — oops —higher reasoning is exactly what you need when it’s only your girlfriend chasing after you for a little more loveydoveyspeak.

Of course, you understand that your girlfriend is a lady looking for your love, not a tiger looking to turn you into lunch. However, once that fight-or-flight train leaves the station, it keeps building momentum. (You can’t just treat your surging adrenaline like a bratty third-grader and tell it to go sit down.) So, though the problem between you might seem to start with your girlfriend, consider what psychologist Brooke C. Feeney calls “the dependency paradox.” Feeney’s research suggests that continually responding to your romantic partner’s bids for comforting (like expressions of neediness) with actual comforting seems to alleviate their need for so much of it. This isn’t to say you should make like a meth-jacked parrot and start squawking “Awwk! I love you!” until — thunk! — you beak-plant on the newspapers lining your cage. Instead, start by asking your girlfriend why she feels a need for this daily stream of “affirmations.” (Some women get wiggy when, weekend brunch after weekend brunch, there’s never a diamond ring under their waffles.) Next, explain the science. Then, pledge to be more expressive in general (holding her, telling her you love her), but explain that you feel insincere punctuating every text and conversation with robo I-love-yous. As for her part, point out that if, instead of going off on you, she’d express her fears, it would put you in a position to reassure her. Ultimately, if you’re yelling “I love you! … I love you!” it should be because she’s running to catch a plane, not because you just can’t take another weekend chained to the radiator.

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Culver City Presbyterian Church, 11269 Washington Blvd., Culver City. $10 suggested donation. RSVP. voxfemina.org “Lights! Camera! Action!” 3:30 p.m. Westside Voices is a unique a cappella choral group performing a diverse repertoire from jazz to classical and world music to pop. This afternoon they perform iconic movie music. Westchester United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 8065 Emerson Ave., Westchester. Suggested donation $10. (310) 822-9067; westsidevoices.com 1988 Dance Series: “Cloud,” 4, 5 and 6 p.m. Celebrating the 1988 adoption

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“The Novgorod Spaceship,” 7 p.m. Gerry Fialka interviews filmmaker Andrei Rozen, followed by a screening of his “The Novgorod Spaceship.” Erected during the final years of Soviet rule, the modernist Dostoevsky’s Drama Theatre has for many decades, continued to mock the ancient heritage that surrounds it.

Mahalo Mondays, 8 p.m. Alton Clemente, Dorian Bey, DJ Vinyl Don and Record Surplus take over the Townhouse with live entertainment, tiki cocktails, Hawaiian and Polynesian vinyl, plus special guests. Townhouse & Del Monte Speakeasy, 52 Windward Ave., Venice. No cover. (310) 392-4040; townhousevenice.com

Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice. Free. laughtears.com

Laughtears Salon, 6 to 9 p.m. Politics, art, culture discussion. Café Pier, 212 Pier Ave., Santa Monica. Free. (310) 306-7330; laughtears.com

Salsa Night, 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. World champion dance instructor Cristian Oviedo leads a beginner salsa class from 8 to 9 p.m. and a beginner bachata lesson from 9 to 10 p.m. followed by live music and social dancing until 2 a.m. West End, 1301 5th St., Santa Monica. $12. 21+. (310) 451-2221; facebook.com/westendsalsa

Tuesday, April 25 Nepal Earthquake Fundrasier, 5 to 11 p.m. Nonprofit group Aid for Nepal hosts a dinner with live music to help rebuild children’s schools in Nepal still rebuilding from the 2015 earthquake. Half the night’s proceeds go to Aid for Nepal. Tara’s Himalayan

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Wednesday, April 26 Toastmasters Speakers by the Sea Club, 11 a.m. to noon. In this workshop to develop better presentation skills, experienced Toastmasters present the fundamentals of public speaking in the relaxed, enjoyable atmosphere of a Toastmasters meeting. Pregerson Technical Facility, 12000 Vista del Mar, Conference Room 230A, Playa del Rey. (424) 625-3131; toastmastersspeakersbythesea@gmail.com Venice Connect Mixer at Hotel Erwin, 5 to 8 p.m. Networking, appetizers and seaside fun at Hotel Erwin, 1697 Pacific Ave., Venice. (310) 822-5425; venicechamber.net Unkle Monkey Show, 6 to 9 p.m. Local favorites perform acoustic music and comedy each Wednesday in the Tiki Bar with special guest appearances including an Elvis impersonator. The Warehouse Restaurant, 4499 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey. No cover. (310) 823-5451; mdrwarehouse.com Visiting Writer Series: Dana Johnson, 7:30 p.m. Winner of the Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction, Dana Johnson speaks about her work and craft at The Forum at Otis College of Art and Design, 9045 Lincoln Blvd., Westchester. Free. (310) 665-6800; otis.edu TRiPTease, 10 p.m. See a different show each week featuring burlesque dancers from all over Los Angeles, singers, comedians, magicians and more. Live music begins at 8:30 p.m. TRiP, 2101 Lincoln Blvd., Santa Monica. $5. (310) 396-9010; tripsantamonica.com

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Death Café, 5:30 to 7 p.m. Death is not an easy subject to talk about, yet everyone is touched by it. This is an opportunity to talk about feelings, fears and anything else on topic without judgment or expectations. Venice Abbot Kinney Memorial Branch Library, 501 S. Venice Blvd., Venice. Free. (310) 821-1769; lapl.org Michael Nesmith in Conversation with D.A. Wallach, 8 p.m. Former member of The Monkees discusses his recent book “Infinite Tuesday” with Wallach, who has released three full-length albums as one half of the band Chester French and recently appeared in “La La Land.” Moss Theater, 3131 Olympic Blvd., Santa Monica. $25 to $50. livetalksla.org The Deltaz, 9 p.m. The Deltaz bring blues, folk and country stylings to The Townhouse & Del Monte Speakeasy, 52 Windward Ave., Venice. $5 cover. (310) 392-4040; townhousevenice.com

Galleries and Museums “Art-Past-Present,” 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 20. Discussing how the past gives meaning to the present, writer Katya Tylevich and filmmaker Bill Ferehaw consider what it means to make art in times of irreconcilable alternative truths. The Wende Museum, 5741 Buckingham Parkway, Ste. E, Culver City. rsvp@wendemuseum.org

“An Evening with Phase One and Andrei Duman,” 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, April 22. Travel and aerial photographer Andrei Duman discusses his experience with the Phase One XF 100 MP camera system and how its technical advancements inspired his artistic approach. Guests get a hands-on demo. The G2 Gallery, 1503 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice. Free. RSVP required. (310) 452-2842; rsvp@theG2gallery.com “Hollywood (Homosexual) Hopeful,” opens noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, April 23. David McDermott and Peter McGough deconstruct narrative and nostalgia, focusing on sexuality, bigotry and AIDS while appropriating themes and visuals from American mass media of the 1950s and ’60s. Through May 28. team (bungalow) 306 Windward Ave., Venice. (310) 339-1945; teamgal.com Frederick Hammersley & Matt Wedel, opening reception 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 26. Exhibit features paintings, works on paper, computer drawings, prints and photographs by Hammersley and a dozen new ceramic and porcelain sculptures by Wedel. L.A. Louver Gallery, 45 N. Venice Blvd., Venice. (310) 822-4955; lalouver.com Send event information at least 10 days in advance to calendar @argonautnews.com.

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The California Feetwarmers dig old-school jazz and ragtime Third Street Promenade almost five years ago, after members of Captain Jeff & the Musical Chumbuckets and the Petrovic Blasting Company discovered their mutual love of early 20thcentury jazz and ragtime. Scott Joplin and the Memphis Jugband remain staples of their joyful sets, along with hornswinging originals evocative of 1920s New Orleans. After Keb’ Mo’ heard the California Feetwarmers at a party, he invited them to play on “Old Me Better” for his 2014 album “BluesAmericana,” a collaboration that earned a Grammy nomination.

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Santa Monica Life Pleasures, Pastimes & the Spirit of the City Photos by Maria Martin

The undefeated Samohi Boys Lacrosse Team entered the national Top 10 rankings this week. Go Vikings! smmusd.org School of Rock students continue to power Wake Up with the Waves concerts for kids on Saturday mornings at Santa Monica Pier. santamonicapier.org Bergamot Station hosts its annual Spring Fling block party from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 22. See “Art is in Season” on page 29 for more info. The Santa Monica Bay Audubon Society leads field trips to Malibu Lagoon on Sunday, April 23. smbasblog.com

Peter Rabbit Day @ Douglas Park It isn’t Easter in Santa Monica until Peter Rabbit pays a visit to Douglas Park.

Hundreds of local kids had a hoppin’ good time on Saturday at the Santa Monica Jaycees’ 25th annual Peter Rabbit Day, one of the more festive expressions of the junior chamber’s community service and civic engagement mission. The free afternoon of family fun included egg decorating, old-fashioned egg-on-spoon races, face-painting, “bunny hop” sack races and three very animated egg hunts. Local police and firefighters let kids check out their patrol cars and fire engines, and Santa Monica Community Garden volunteers helped tiny greenthumbs plant seeds in miniature compostable pots PAGE 34 THE ARGONAUT April 20, 2017

to take home. Mirror Media Group’s Max Montemer made the rounds as Peter Rabbit, passing out plenty of sweet treats. Santa Monica Jaycees President Magdalena Davis thanked volunteers, community partners and sponsors (including Kiwanis Club of Santa Monica and Mayflower Vacations) for making the event not only possible but as big a celebration as ever. Organizers estimate that turnout exceeded 500. “It’s a long-held tradition that the Jaycees and our partners provide free, safe and fun community events for children each year,” said Davis, who owns and operates the event planning and production company Elegant Events L.A. — Joe Piasecki

Join the Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce for a speed networking session on Tuesday, April 25, at Arthur Murray Dance Center. smchamber.com Hey! Hey! Michael Nesmith, formerly of The Monkees, discusses his new book “Infinite Tuesday” on Thursday, April 27, in the Moss Theater at New Roads School. livetalksla.org


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