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Los Angeles City Controller Wendy Greuel is seeking to become the city’s first female mayor.
City Councilman Eric Garcetti served as council president from 2006 to 2012.
Mayoral hopefuls share views on issues impacting Westside By Paul M.J. Suchecki On May 21, voters in the city of Los Angeles will decide whether Eric Garcetti or Wendy Greuel will be the next mayor. Both candidates spoke recently to The Argonaut in separate interviews to discuss their views on some issues impacting Westside constituents. The former City Council colleagues are vying to replace Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, who is termed out after serving since 2005. Since 2009 Greuel, 51, has been the Los Angeles city controller, the city’s independently elected, chief taxpayer auditor. Born and raised in Los Angeles, she is a graduate of UCLA who has worked for a range of politicians, including former L.A. City Councilman Joel Wachs and former Mayor Tom Bradley. In the Clinton Administration she was
U.S. Housing and Urban Development field operations officer for Southern California. In 1997, Greuel joined the Corporate Affairs Department of DreamWorks SKG. She emphasized her business background to The Argonaut, “I’ve not only been in the iconic entertainment industry in Los Angeles but also have a small family business in the San Fernando Valley that’s been in my family for 66 years.” In 2002, Greuel was elected to the Los Angeles City Council where she represented District 2 in the Northeast San Fernando Valley for seven years. She lives in Studio City with her husband and 8-year-old son. Garcetti, 42, was born in Los Angeles and raised in the San Fernando Valley. An L.A. City Councilman, he currently represents District 13, which includes much of Hollywood and all of Silver Lake
where he lives with his wife and 1-year-old daughter. In speaking with The Argonaut, he stressed his ties to the Westside. “My senior year of high school I lived on the Westside of Los Angeles. It is a place I spend a lot of time,” Garcetti said. He earned his bachelor of arts degree and master of arts from Columbia University in New York, studied as a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford and the London School of Economics and taught at Occidental College and the University of Southern California. He was elected four times by his colleagues to serve as president of the Los Angeles City Council from 2006 to 2012. A lieutenant in the U.S. Navy Reserve, he is the son of Gil Garcetti, who was Los Angeles County’s district attorney for two terms. Having a prosecutor for a dad taught the younger Garcetti to “always respect the law,” he told The Argonaut.
As Westside voters head to the polls, one of the most pressing problems they face is traffic. “Traffic is strangling the quality of life in West Los Angeles and our ability to keep our economy going. We lose billions of dollars a year and millions of hours in lost productivity. Companies don’t want to locate on the Westside, people don’t see each other cross town. This is a real human issue with a human face, not just statistics,” Garcetti said. “The Westside is more impacted than most on the issue of traffic. It’s something that I know is a key component of my mayor’s tenure but also something I have pushed for since I was on the City Council, specifically in getting resources to build the kind of public transportation system we need,” Greuel said. “We have to address (Continued on page 10)
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According to the April 25 edition of The Argonaut, Rep. Henry Waxman was “expected to appear at community meeting on Santa Monica Airport.” His inattention to pressing environmental concerns should not surprise anyone. Waxman was also invited to comment on the LPG Storage Tanks in San Pedro, a long-neglected section of the congressman’s new congressional district, which stretches from Agoura Hills and Malibu all the way throughout the Santa Monica Bay. He didn’t come. Businesses are suing the
Environmental Protection Agency for overbearing regulations that are frustrating their investments and profit margins. To this day, Waxman has done nothing to amend the Clean Water Act, which the Supreme Court has curtailed or struck down in part because of unclear and unconscionable overreach. Waxman’s signature legislation, the Affordable Care Act, is becoming unaffordable and unsustainable, even if the Supreme Court ruled that the 2,500 page law was “constitutional.” The state of California is facing an unprecedented doctor shortage, followed by premium VOL 43, NO 18
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Several months ago at a meeting inviting comments on Los Angeles World Airports’ alternatives in the Los Angeles International Airport Specific Plan Amendment Study, Rep. Maxine Waters gave an impassioned speech against Alternative 1, which would move LAX’s north runway 260 feet farther north, indicating that this would have a huge negative impact on Westchester and Playa del Rey residents and businesses, and pointing out many reasons why the moving of this runway was not really necessary. Why then is Waters endorsing Wendy Greuel for mayor of Los Angeles, who
has voiced some support for Alternative 1, which will move the runway. Whose side is Waters on, anyway? Sandi Gateman Westchester
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I have been riding on the bike path through Venice and Santa Monica for many years. The path clearly marks which parts are for pedestrians and which parts are for bikers. However, pedestrians rarely observe these signs, especially on weekends. I was pleased to see the new biking signage on the Santa Monica portion. The surprising part was that people and bikers alike were actually observing these signs. In the past I have also noticed that the Santa Monica sections of the path are also generally cleaner than the Venice portion. I think Venice should take a page from Santa Monica and clean up their part of the path and improve their signage. Charles Repp Marina del Rey
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Nearly 300 people participated in a full-scale, simulated aircraft disaster April 24 aimed at testing the operational capability and preparedness of Los Angeles International Airport’s emergency management system. The two-hour, unrehearsed exercise is required by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to be conducted at least once every three years. The operation is meant to test emergency responders and mutualaid providers in a real-time, stressfilled environment where personnel, equipment and other resources are mobilized and deployed, airport officials said. The LAX AirEx was held on a restricted airfield adjacent to the Flight Path Learning Center. More than 20 organizations and 300 people, including 100 volunteers who acted as accident victims, took part in the drill. “This air exercise provides LAX and our partner agencies the opportunity to practice and refine emergency procedures necessary for handling an aircraft disaster,” said John Kinney, Los Angeles World Airports director for Emergency Management. “This training greatly enhances our responders’ ability to integrate quickly in a unified effort to save lives, fight fire, contain hazards, preserve evidence, assist victims’ families, inform the public, and begin an investigation.” Los Angeles Fire Department Assistant Chief Timothy Manning said, “This important training allows emergency service providers to hone their skills in responding to major incidents in a professional and coordinated effort, providing for immediate care in any instances that may threaten and endanger lives.” Among the procedures tested during the drill were the efficiency of inter-agency and inter-departmental planning and coordination in managing an airport disaster; current procedures of the Airport Emergency Plan using responses under a unified
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By Gary Walker Los Angeles County planners are seeking input from residents of Marina del Rey and throughout the county to craft a new concept of the Marina that would focus on development, traffic flow and recreation, among other things. An audience of approximately 100 alternately listened, questioned and chastised members of the county Department of Regional Planning during a nearly two-hour informational session April 25 that served as the kickoff of a summer-long process that county officials
NEW VISION OF MARINA DEL REY — Los Angeles County will soon embark on a summer-long plan to solicit public input to craft a new vision for the Marina.
would be a great addition,” said the supervisor, who represents Marina del Rey. “I want it to be friendlier to those who live in the neighborhood as well as those who visit the Marina.” In an interview after his March 15 “State of the Marina” address last year, the supervisor said he would like to see a boardwalk and electric cars someday in Marina del Rey that he says would work well in a pedestrian-oriented community. Natoli said the visioning process was designed in large part to develop what she called “guiding principles for Marina del Rey planning” during the public discussions. Department of Beaches and Harbors Deputy Director Gary Jones called Regional Planning’s presentation “professional, clear and concise,” and said his department will collaborate with Natoli’s agency throughout the summer on the visioning initiative. “I was also pleased that there was a good turnout,” Jones said. “I thought Regional Planning and the consultant that was selected gave a clear outline of the process and what will transpire over the next several months.” Historically, opposition to development, coupled with accusations of the wanton destruction of public space, “giveaways” of county-owned land to wealthy developers and the elimination of boat slips in order to attract larger vessels at the expense of middle class residents have been the constant battle cry from a group of local residents at county planning sessions, and the April 25 meeting was no different. Andrew Bessette, the president of the Marina Boaters Association, accused county officials of employing consulting firms over the past decade at taxpayers’ expense to take away thousands of boat slips in the Marina for the benefit of land developers. “Why should we think this is going to be any different?” he asked. Other critics mentioned past
developments that they disagreed with and received applause from some members of the audience when they accused Natoli and other authorities of deciding on land use and development policy without considering their ideas. Natoli said county officials planned the meeting to solicit input and pledged not to do anything without inviting public participation. “It is our absolute intention to make sure that this process is transparent,” she said. Venice resident DeDe Audet said county authorities should extend their outreach to neighborhood councils as well. “I think they would like to know that you’re interested in them and I bet they would want to participate,” said Audet, a former Venice Neighborhood Council president. Marina del Rey Lessees Association President David Levine said his association will be active in participating in discussions about the Marina’s future. “Our lessees have a long history of community participation and we look forward to working with the Department of Regional Planning to create a vision of Marina del Rey for the 21st century,” he said. Knabe said he hoped his constituents who expressed disdain for past projects and local decisions would take part in the invitation to express their thoughts about the future of the manmade harbor and its restaurants and recreational sites. “There will always be naysayers to anything,” he said. “This is probably the best opportunity that the public will have to participate in the planning of Marina del Rey for the next 40 years and I hope that we get some really good ideas.” Natoli said the Marina visioning process is slated to conclude in midSeptember. The recommendations would then go to Regional Planning next spring and to the county Board of Supervisors in late summer or the fall of 2014. §
Mayor’s budget calls for funding 2014 neighborhood council elections
MAYOR ANTONIO VILLARAIGOSA’S last budget provides funds for neighborhood council elections in 2014.
By Gary Walker In what several local community leaders view as a sign of the growing power of Los Angeles neighborhood councils, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s recently released 2013-14 budget requests that the City Council provide a funding mechanism for the local boards to conduct their biannual elections next year. “This budget builds upon significant actions taken to maintain the city’s financial health, reinvests in core municipal services, and benefits from an ongoing economic recovery,” Villaraigosa said in a statement after releasing his $7.7 billion spending plan April 22. “The ability of our administration to present a responsibly balanced budget that includes surplus revenue investments is the result of progress we have made together in cutting costs, creating a more efficient city government and realizing the benefit of increasing city revenues.” Among the items listed in the budget proposal in bold under Recreation and Community Services is “provides funding for the neighborhood council spring elections of 2014.” The announcement of the mayor’s recommendation for the city to pay for next year’s elections comes approximately a month after a group of neighborhood council leaders sent a letter to City Attorney Carmen Trutanich – who some see as an ally to neighborhood councils – protesting the recommendation of a council committee to have the local boards allocate 20 percent of their yearly allotments toward paying for their own elections. The report, which was released in March, also recommended suspending the elections if the local councils did not agree with the 20 percent suggestion. In addition, the committee proposed slashing the annual allotments of local councils from $37,500 to $27,000. The neighborhood leaders, some of whom belong to a group called the Budget Advocates, asked Trutanich for a legal declaration on the city’s proposal to not provide funding for the local elections, which is mandated under the city charter. “I am writing to urge you to provide full funding to all neighborhood councils that will enable them to carry out
their city charter-mandated functions, including the costs of conducting their elections. As you are aware, since 2009, there have been drastic cuts to both the budget and staffing of the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment, as well as to the funds provided to the neighborhood councils,” Trutanich wrote Villaraigosa in a March 13 letter. Trutanich, who has clashed with Villaraigosa as well as some members of the council, indicated that there are legal requirements that the city is mandated to carry out regarding the local advisory councils. “Moreover, I know that you are aware of the line of legal authority that concludes that constitutionally required activities of government cannot be so de-funded as to materially impair and render their intended duties incapable of appropriate performance,” the city attorney continued. “This office believes that neighborhood councils fall squarely within that category of government activities that should be fully funded.” West Los Angeles Neighborhood Council Chair Jay Handal, a leader of the Budget Advocates, sees the mayor’s decision to ignore the committee’s proposals as a victory for neighborhood councils. “I think neighborhood councils are growing up,” said Handal, whose group also had 22 of its recommendations accepted by the city’s inspector general this year. “I think that there are some members of the City Council who are seeing the growing influence of neighborhood councils and it scares the hell out of them.” Mark Redick, the vice president of the Neighborhood Council of WestchesterPlaya, feels Trutanich’s letter coupled with the pressure applied by advocates of the neighborhood council system played a factor in Villaraigosa’s budget recommendations. “I applaud him for coming around to the thinking of leaders like Jay Handal, (Neighborhood Council of WestchesterPlaya President) Cyndi Hench and (Mar Vista Community Council Chair) Sharon Commins,” Redick said. “This was a strong effort in grassroots
democracy that is unseen throughout the country.” Senior press secretary Viki Curry said Villaraigosa “understands the respect that many communities have for their local councils and wanted to make certain that they would be able to hold their elections next year.” “The neighborhood councils are an important tool for Angelenos to engage in civic life, and the mayor understands that regular elections are necessary for them to function,” Curry said. “The mayor’s budget team worked with the (Chief Administrative Officer Miguel Santana), (the) city clerk and the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment to find efficiencies and savings to ensure elections will be held in the spring of 2014.” Last year, neighborhood councils had one of their highest voter turnouts ever. The Venice Neighborhood Council led the way with 1,622 ballots cast. Handal took issue with a pledge by Villaraigosa that he would not offer any cuts to city employees after reading that two positions are being eliminated in the mayor’s budget from the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment (DONE), the city agency that oversees neighborhood councils. “The Budget Advocates will strongly object to the loss of these employees,” Handal promised, noting that DONE has suffered layoffs for the last several budget cycles. “We feel that this is impeding DONE from doing what it is mandated to do by the city charter.”
Ivan Spiegel, the parliamentarian of the Venice Neighborhood Council, said no reductions in the local councils’ budgets was a good sign but he feels that Villaraigosa did not comply with a request made by many neighborhood council leaders. “I’m very happy that the mayor is recommending no further cuts for neighborhood councils this year, but he certainly didn’t ‘fully fund’ us,” said Spiegel, who has been a county elections supervisor. “We asked for $50,000 and he proposed $37,000. Now we have to wait and see what the City Council decides to do.” Redick also thinks the local councils should be funded at a higher level, given the mayor’s statements regarding the city’s economic health. “Looking at the improvement in the city’s fiscal future, I would hope that the City Council would increase (neighborhood council budgets) to $42,000 or $45,000,” he said. When they were created over a decade ago, neighborhood councils were allotted $50,000. That was reduced beginning in 2009. Handal, like Spiegel, says the onus is now on the City Council to both increase the local councils’ budgets and maintain the funding for next year’s elections. “The ball is in their court,” said the West Los Angeles council chair. “We know that all the time that we as volunteers put in to making our councils and our city better is an investment of time and we think it’s a very valuable investment.” §
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Former City Council colleagues to square off for mayor’s seat May 21 to the next neighborhood or across town to we’ve done everything possible to tighten do whatever you want,” Garcetti said. our belts and without this, whether it’s this When it comes to plans to address road bond or some issue’ and then the public this very, very serious issue facing Los repairs there was a substantial difference Angeles.” says, ‘okay they’ve done what they can between the two. Garcetti backs a bond Greuel pointed out some immediate and we understand we have to invest in our fixes that she believes would help — “more issue to fix L.A.’s streets: “The crumbling infrastructure’ and that there are checks and roads are a symbol of our failure in Los left-hand turn signals and more antibalances, auditing that these are going to the Angeles, seven years in the making, so it’s gridlock zones, enforcing the ban on road not going to disappear overnight. We need a things that are most important.” construction during rush hour.” One of the biggest controversies in comprehensive approach. We pay each over Garcetti said, “We keep on the race is the amount of money that the $300 a year on average in car repairs caused implementing traffic solutions from 30 years International Brotherhood of Electrical ago to a city that needs much more forward by our bad roads. For a fraction of that cost we could pave all the streets in Los Angeles Workers, the L.A. Department of Water and looking options. More self contained Power union, has reportedly contributed neighborhoods and use of smart technology over the next 10 years, put people back to to the Greuel campaign. Several studies work and make sure that we reduce our will help reduce traffic in West L.A.” Greuel stated that in the long term, it is important to “make sure that we get people “The Westside is more impacted than most on the out of their cars and that they have options issue of traffic. It’s something that I know is a key for public transportation.” Both candidates agreed that finishing component of my mayor’s tenure but also someoff the Expo Line to Santa Monica and thing I have pushed for since I was on the City extending the proposed Wilshire Boulevard subway were important mass transit Council, specifically in getting resources to build solutions. Both have also backed tunneling the kind of public transportation system we need.” through the Sepulveda Pass for a subway that would get people from UCLA to Wendy Greuel Sherman Oaks in 10 minutes. Greuel said that she’d work to ensure, long-term maintenance cost on those roads,” have pointed out that DWP workers earn “that there’s a balance as they put in Garcetti said. “Interest rates are lower than substantially more than those at other development communities that have been utilities and are better compensated than the rate of inflation for street repair.” negatively impacted. We just can’t do that other city workers, averaging close to Greuel disagreed, saying now is not the anymore. We can’t have areas where the $100,000 a year, according to Bloomberg. time for a road repair bond issue. “What traffic continues to grow.” This summer DWP rates will increase yet we first have to do is demonstrate to the “It’s very important for us to have again, this time by 6 percent. The new DWP public that we’ve done everything we neighborhoods that are livable where you labor contract will be negotiated in 2014. have what you need to shop, dine, live, work possibly can to not only balance the budget ”The DWP union has contributed more as much as possible in that neighborhood so but provide the services and then you can than $3 million in spending [to Greuel] you don’t have to get into your car and drive go to the voters and indicate that ‘look, already. It’s not about any one particular union. I just think that no one institution should have that disproportionate power ® over buying an election. So I’m very proud that 70 percent of my donors haven’t given to a city race before. In the primary I had ® the most donations – 11,000 donations from more than 9,000 donors,” Garcetti said “I’ve audited the Department of Water FREE CONSULTATION and Power eight times. 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city not being business-friendly. I was very proud of my efforts on the City Council to be the architect of business tax reform, looking at ways we can not only reduce the overall business tax and ultimately get rid of it but also looking at incentives,” Greuel said. Given the fact that Los Angeles’ unemployment rate is significantly higher than the national average, both candidates have introduced proposals to create jobs. ”I’ve put together a 20,000 green jobs program that would focus on installing solar power on our rooftops, cleaning up our waterways, and also making our homes and businesses more energy efficient. I also want to focus on key industries of the future like the burgeoning Silicon Beach,” Garcetti said. “I have put forward a number of plans. One of course, is simplifying our system, looking at how the city could be more responsive to those that are going through the process whether it be to open a restaurant or their technology firm. I’ve also pushed forward on suggesting a tech jobs fund that will help fund start-up technology companies with private investment,” Greuel said. Although in Los Angeles the mayor has no direct responsibility over the Los Angeles Unified School District, both say they are committed to education. “I’d like to align our schools to prepare students to have the job skills they need with science, technology, engineering, and math in the curriculum getting taught in our high schools. Today you might not graduate with a factory job but you could graduate as a programmer at a tech start-up in Los Angeles if we give students the right skills,” Garcetti said. “It’s important to have a world-class educational system. For me this is personal. I have a kid in public school in fourth grade. I graduated from public school and I know that the foundation of our city depends on a good educational system and so I’m going to fight for the residents of Los Angeles,” Greuel said. Both claimed that their specific experiences have made each the better choice as mayor. “As City Council president I’ve had to tackle our toughest problems; I couldn’t take a pass or stand by the sidelines during the biggest economic downturn of my lifetime in Los Angeles. I had to make tough decisions to implement pension reform, balance our budget. As council president I’ve gotten diverse groups of people to act together for the common good and I’ve been the acting mayor dozens of times whenever the mayor is out of the city, including moments of crisis like the May Day protestors at MacArthur Park, so I have prepared for the job,” Garcetti said. “As council member for the 13th District it’s taught me that citywide change starts in a neighborhood. Big things are only possible when you focus on everyday problem solving. One park, one school turn-around, one intersection improvement can lead to the citywide change that we need. My proven track record of turning neighborhoods around from Silver Lake to Hollywood to Echo Park would serve me well as mayor of Los Angeles,” Garcetti (Continued on next page)
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“Traffic is strangling the quality of life in West Los Angeles and our ability to keep our economy going. We lose billions of dollars a year and millions of hours in lost productivity. “
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talked to people across Los Angeles. As a City Council member I dealt with issues that were of course very, very important to the Westside – traffic, getting a budget in order and of course making sure we have a good educational system for the people of the Westside.” “I have piloted a couple of things of consolidation which are important. I put forward a number of proposals where we can identify funds. That includes our pension investments, and the costs related to our pension systems; pension reform including looking at raising the retirement age, ending abuses like pension spiking and double-dipping, and changing the city’s pension investment practices. The fact is that we pay higher than most in the city of Los Angeles than other cities for some of our investment funds. We can cut the cost of health benefits and workers’ compensation by 10 percent and cut the mayor’s office and City Council budgets by 25 percent,” Greuel continued. “I’ve also looked at ways in which we could implement some of those audits that I’ve put forward from animal services audits to the cell phone audits. As you balance the budget and get new revenue, 20 percent of that should be set aside for public safety. Both former (LAPD) Chief (William) Bratton and current Chief (Charlie) Beck have said the optimal number of officers in Los Angeles is 12,000. [Jan. 1, 2013 Los Angeles increased its police force to more than 10,000 for the first time.] “We are the most under-policed big city
different. My opponent has been much more careful, much more cautious and on the sidelines. I think people are looking for a stronger leader,” Garcetti said. Garcetti has been endorsed by 10 of the 14 other City Council members, including the council’s three African-American members – Herb Wesson, Jan Perry and Bernard Parks; the defeated mayoral primary candidates Emanuel Pleitez and Kevin James, The Los Angeles Times and the Sierra Club. Greuel has been endorsed by former Mayor Richard Riordan, former President Bill Clinton, NBA legend Magic Johnson, The Daily News, the Los Angeles Police Protective League, Sen. Barbara Boxer and the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce. In the March 5 primary Garcetti had a 4 percent lead over Greuel, 33.1 percent to 29 percent, which has now opened to a 10 percent lead according to a new USC Price/ Los Angeles Times poll. Although Greuel would make history as the first female mayor of Los Angeles, she’s trailing with female poll respondents by 9 points. Perhaps the most telling number is that 79 percent of eligible city of Los Angeles voters did not vote in the primary. In the March primary, 45 percent posted their votes by mail. Mail-in applications are now available online at http://clerk.lacity.org. An Emmy Award winning documentary producer and writer, Paul Suchecki is a longtime Venice resident. §
WESTSIDE/CENTRAL Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at El Pueblo de Los Ángeles Go Metro and celebrate Cinco de Mayo on Sunday, May 5 at El Pueblo de Los Ángeles Historical Monument (Olvera Street) in Downtown LA. You’ll enjoy free performances, family activities and authentic Mexican cuisine just across from Union Station. Take the Metro Red, Purple, Gold or Silver lines or any of several Metro bus lines and be steps away from El Pueblo.
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in the country so I put that out there; that is my goal. We can close our budget gap so we can get back to providing the services Angelenos depend on. We have to look at (Continued from previous page) ways in which we can be more efficient and look at where our priorities are with public continued. works and public safety,” Greuel said. “My first priority would be changing Garcetti said, “I think you can either the culture at City Hall to be much more cut services or you can cut costs and that’s constituent-focused and much more efficient one thing I’ve shown over the past four using technology, getting general managers years. This year we were projected to have to return phone calls getting the city back to over a billion dollar deficit. We only have work, bringing companies here,” Garcetti a little over 100 million as we face this said. year’s budget deliberation, a 90 percent “One thing I’d like is some sort of improvement. Instead of cutting services we special area I think we need to use as a cut costs. We all tightened our belts a little prism of sustainability across everything we bit, did things like pension reform, trimmed do so its not just a side issue but everything costs of health care, got more efficient.” we do. Specifically I’d like to get us off Drawing a contrast between the two of coal so that LADWP is a completely candidates, Greuel said, “I have had both coal-free utility. I want to make sure that public and private experience. I have we expand our recycling so that we’re as managed a department and I’ve been able close to a zero waste city as we can be to to roll up my sleeves and demonstrate the end our use of landfills. As we did in my effectiveness of what you can do as a fiscal own district where we tripled the number of watch dog, the person who has stood up parks, I’d like to see a park within walking and said we can’t spend more money than distance of all Angelenos to build a network we have. We have to work at efficiencies. of parks throughout the city that would We have to work at ways in which we can allow people to have a green space close to provide services to the residents of Los where they live no matter what part of the Angeles without raising taxes,” Greuel said. city they’re in,” Garcetti said. “I’m more of doer than somebody who Greuel said, “The issues that face the I think just identifies problems or potential Westside of Los Angeles are not unique to savings. I don’t have that luxury; I’ve had to actually solve problems and find savings. other parts of the city including the Valley. As city controller I represented citywide and I think the two frames are completely
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Schools await Prop. 39 decisions from charter organizations By Gary Walker Mark Twain Middle School in Mar Vista and Westminster Avenue Elementary School in Venice are still waiting to see if they have avoided a colocation with a charter school again, while such offers have been given at other local schools. The Los Angeles Unified School District tendered Proposition 39 offers to several charter organizations last month for schools in District 4, which includes Del Rey, Mar Vista, Westchester and Venice. Charters are required to notify LAUSD if they will accept the proffers by Thursday, May 2. “I haven’t heard anything yet,” Mark Twain Middle School Principal Dr. Rex Patton told The Argonaut April 30, two days before the offers became official. “We’re still waiting.” Prop. 39, a 2000 voter approved ballot measure, provides charter operators with the opportunity to have space on traditional school campuses where classrooms are considered underutilized or vacant. School districts tender offers to charters at schools where these classrooms exist and charters then determine whether they will accept or refuse them. A colocation occurs when a charter organization shares a campus with a
traditional school. Venice High School, after successfully beating back an attempt by a pilot school to colocate on its campus in March, is also waiting to hear from LAUSD. Venice High School Principal Elsa Mendoza did not return calls at Argonaut press time for comment. Goethe International School, which has a German-based curriculum, will remain at Marina Del Rey Middle School in Del Rey for at least another year. The K-5 school was slated to leave the middle school at the end of the school year but recently accepted 10 classrooms. Among the other District 4 schools that might be sharing space and facilities with charter organizations include Westchester Enriched Magnets School and Orville Wright Middle School in Westchester. Green Dot Public Schools, which has been actively seeking a location on the Westside for a middle school, is now looking at renovating a building in Del Rey to accommodate its sixth and seventh graders, who are in a colocation at Cowan Avenue Elementary School in Westchester. They have a hearing at the Department of City Planning May 22. Westchester Secondary Charter School, a proposed 6-8 secondary school
STILL WAITING – Mark Twain Middle School Principal Dr. Rex Patton is one of several local principals who are waiting to hear if their schools will be forced to share their facilities with a charter school in the fall.
that would like to eventually expand to a middle and high school, was offered 14 classrooms at Bret Hart Middle School in downtown Los Angeles by LAUSD last month. The school, which acquired its charter authorization from the county Board of Education after its application was rejected by LAUSD, filed a lawsuit against the school district instead of
accepting the proffer. Its founders contend that the district could have offered them space at several schools closer to Westchester and did not. LAUSD Director of Communications Thomas Waldman did not return emails and calls by Argonaut press time regarding the Prop. 39 offers. §
Election experts examine feasibility of halting political mailers By Gary Walker What some have called an innovative and creative solution to stopping the deluge of campaign mail during local, state and federal elections is being questioned by election experts for its plausibility. Members of the Green Committee of the Mar Vista Community Council introduced a motion at the council’s April 9 meeting asking their city officials to allow those who do not want to receive election-related mail at their homes to “opt out” of receiving the mailers. The local council decided to postpone the matter until this month after it could not agree on whether the proposal could pass legal muster. Mar Vista Community Council Chair Sharon Commins said the resolution will be on its May 14 agenda for an up or down vote. “Our constituents appear to like the conception but the implementation has not been researched yet,” added Commins, who said she favors the idea after receiving over 100 pieces of campaign mail in recent months. Loyola Marymount University professor Richard Fox questioned how such a system could be implemented. “It sounds difficult,” said Fox, who is an expert in elections and political campaigns. “It’s not clear how this would be administered. “Also, I don’t know if this can be done within the (U.S.) Postal Service.” Melissa Stoller, a co-chair of the community council’s Green Committee, sponsored the resolution with her PAGE 12 THE ARGONAUT May 2, 2013
committee co-chair Jeanne Kuntz. Stoller said the most recent Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education election March 5 was the final straw for her and others, as mailboxes across the city were filled with candidate material as well as what many call negative advertisements against their opponents. “This last campaign – like all the others before it – the mail went straight into my recycle bin,” she said. “For the next campaign, I think I’ll keep track of how much is sent on behalf of each candidate and ballot measure and this time the campaign mail might, for the first time, influence my vote.” In recent years, Mar Vista has become a bastion of sustainability and for many, that means living with as few papergenerated products as possible, including what is used for campaign propaganda. Due in part to that dedication to the environment, Dan Schnur feels the proposal might resonate with the council later this month. “For Mar Vista residents, it could have significant environmental as well as psychological benefits,” said Schnur, director of the Jesse Unruh School of Politics at the University of Southern California. “These seem to be very civic-minded people who are not trying to avoid information from candidates but they don’t feel that an onslaught of direct mail is the best way to engage them in the conversation.” The Green Committee was prompted into action after hearing from Alicia Arlow, who owns ArloCreative in Venice.
Arlow looked into the possibility of how she could stop the flow of direct mail from political campaigns but did not like the answer that she received. “I was told by the Los Angeles County Registrar’s Office that if I didn’t want 40 flyers a day clogging my mailbox that I should remove myself from voter registration and stop voting, which is backwards logic,” she said. “I’m happy to vote. I also like voting from home and receiving a mail-in ballot. I spend time online determining who I wish to vote for and don’t need a bunch of political flyers mailed to me just because the ballot is mailed,” Arlow continued. “I think that is part of the misdirected logic of the way it’s set up - that if you vote by mail you want more mail at home.” The Argonaut was unable to contact the county registrar’s office by press time. Arlow said another pet peeve is that she feels that some politicians “abuse” the mailers by constantly sending them to potential voters, especially in the last week of a campaign. “Consider when getting six politicians times six flyers per day,” she said. “It’s awful… my mail was a mess, checks and bills were all crumbled. “I don’t want to feel responsible for filling up the recycler simply because I am helpless in figuring out how to make it stop. I also cannot miss any checks if the mailman fills it with garbage then leaves important mail outside that I may not get (because) I work from home, as do many people,” Arlow added. Fox said determining what is political mail and what isn’t could prove to be a difficult task. “What if there was an
interest group that wanted to educate the public about global warming?” the professor asked. “To some, that could be construed as political mail but to others it may be educational material.” Schnur was intrigued by the idea of “opting out of” receiving political advertising through the mail. “This has tremendous potential,” said Schnur, who was the national director of communications for Sen. John McCain’s 2008 presidential campaign. If a significant number of potential voters are able to remove themselves from receiving the avalanche of election mail, it might force candidates on the local level to campaign differently, Schnur added. “A candidate running for governor of California cannot shake the hand of every voter in the state,” he noted. “But a candidate for City Council can knock on a lot of doors.” Arlow said there is a mechanism in place for citizens to avoid telemarketers so there should also be a solution for those who are weary of political campaigns and their cascade of direct mail. “(If) we the people can opt out of email marketing and catalog mailers and distribution, we the people need to be able to opt out of political mailers too,” she asserted. Schnur thinks opting out could resonate beyond Mar Vista if the council approves the resolution and then the Los Angeles City Council acts on it as well. “If voters realize that they have some defense against (direct political mail), this could become very popular,” he said. §
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Venice Garden & Home Tour celebrates 20 years benefiting Las Doradas Children’s Center Environmental Design (LEED)-certified Platinum home with its water conservation and drought tolerant garden will also be open, as well as homes that are small in size but feel spacious because of creative design solutions, organizers note. In addition to contemporary architecture, restored Craftsman and updated old bungalows are also on the tour. Properties on tour include homes and gardens by architects such as Marc Bricault, Don Dimster, Isabelle Duvivier, John Frane, David Hertz, Michael Sant, and Steven Shortridge, and landscape designers Russ Cletta, Jay Griffith, Andre Jackson and Di Zock. As part of the event the studios of artists David Gale, Mollie Favre, Brad Miller and Robin Murez will be on view. The Neighborhood Youth Association works to provide low-income youth and their families with individualized academic support and comprehensive life skills. According to the association, 100 percent of its high school seniors graduated on time for the fifth year in a row in June 2012 and 100 percent of its 2012 graduates are now in college, and all of them are among the first generation of their families to attend college. The Venice Garden & Home Tour starts at the Neighborhood Youth Association,
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Celebrating its 20th year, the Venice Garden & Home Tour will take place Saturday, May 4, showcasing 30 gardens and homes within blocks of Abbot Kinney Boulevard. The annual event is a primary fundraiser for the Neighborhood Youth Association’s Las Doradas Children’s Center in Venice, a licensed childcare facility that provides full-time, educationbased childcare to low-income working families. The event also provides support for the association’s after-school programs at the Mar Vista Learning Center and other sites in Los Angeles where students receive academic support, counseling, career planning and cultural enrichment activities. The self-guided walking tour will allow visitors to tour the properties of homeowners, artists’ studios, the homes and offices of architects and designers, and view gardens that vary from lush to minimalist pocket-gardens, event organizers say. Among the featured properties are two homes in one structure connected by a rooftop deck and a two-story staircase. Also on view will be a redesigned home where pop-out windows expand the original footprint and bring the outdoors inside. A Leadership in Energy and
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804 Broadway, at the corner of Broadway and Pleasant View in Venice at 10 a.m. and continues until 5 p.m. Neighborhood parking is available, as are shuttle vans, and biking is encouraged. Food will be available at Abbot Kinney restaurants, food stands, and trucks.
Tickets are $60 in advance, or $70 the day of the event. Children under 12 years of age are admitted free. For tickets and information, (310) 8211857 or www.venicegardentour.org.
Joe Orton’s British comedy, What the Butler Saw, will be performed at the MorganWixson Theatre in Santa Monica beginning Saturday, May 4 through May 26. Performances are scheduled at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday at MorganWixson, 2627 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica. What the Butler Saw follows Dr. Prentice, the head physician at a private and very exclusive psychiatric clinic. He is interviewing Geraldine for a secretarial position while making an inept attempt to seduce her, but being a doctor, he takes advantage of his position to encourage her out of her clothes so he can examine her. At the same time, Mrs. Prentice arrives with a young man in tow, Nicholas, to whom she has promised the secretarial position, as he is blackmailing her. Geraldine is forced to go into hiding wearing only her underwear or even less. Further complicating matters are the arrival of a government inspector, Dr. Rance, checking out the
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What the Butler Saw to be presented SMC dance company at Morgan-Wixson Theatre to perform ‘Poverty and Wealth’ program
ACTORS Phil Apoian (left) and Harold Dershimer will perform in the British comedy What the Butler Saw at the Morgan-Wixson Theatre in Santa Monica.
clinic and, subsequently, a police sergeant. The cast includes Phil Apoian, Harold Dershimer, Drew Fitzsimmons, Emily McLeod, Maria Pavone and Frank Weidner. The play is directed by Ben Lupejkis, with Tom Laskey and
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Brian Raine as producers. Tickets are $20 for general admission and $18 for students and seniors. For reservations, (310) 8287519. Information, www.morganwixson.org.
The Global Motion World Dance Company at Santa Monica College will present “Poverty and Wealth,” a program of choreography from throughout the world, Friday and Saturday, May 3 and 4. The title of the program reflects SMC’s 2012-13 global citizenship theme. Performances are scheduled at 7:30 p.m. May 3 and 4 and 7:30 p.m. May 4 at The Broad Stage at the SMC Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th St., Santa Monica. The concert will feature traditional and contemporary dance styles, including West African, ballet, ballroom, Flamenco, hip hop, contemporary jazz, Latin funk, Mexican, Moldovian, Philippines, salsa and others. Global Motion, founded by Judith Douglas, is under the direction of Raquel Ramirez and Sri Susilowati. Faculty choreographers are Argelia Andrade, Laura Canellias, Keali’i Ceballos, Angela Jordan, Cynthia Molnar and Raquel
Ramirez. Guest choreographers are Dulce Capadocia and Sona Gevorkian. Student choreographers are Zweli Barton, Tiffany Johnson, Gerardo Morales, Toni Pasion, Glenn Rodriguez and Mariel Sancio. Global Motion is a world dance performance company that works to express the concept of humanity in the form of global citizenship. The company provides students a platform to experience and learn about other cultures through world dance while working with professional choreographers who are experts in the field of world dance. The dance company has toured extensively throughout Mexico and California for more than 30 years at schools, festivals and special events. Tickets range from $15 to $18. Parking is free. For tickets, (310) 434-3005, or www.smc.edu/eventsinfo. Information, www.smc.edu/dance.
GLENN RODRIGUEZ will perform in the Global Motion World Dance Company’s “Poverty and Wealth” at The Broad Stage in Santa Monica.
L.U.V.E/When the Air Softens group exhibit to be held at Axiom Contemporary L.U.V.E/When the Air Softens, a group exhibition of recent works by artists Lola Del Fresno and Yossi Govrin, will be presented at the Axiom Contemporary gallery in Santa Monica, beginning Saturday, May 4 through May 25. An opening reception is scheduled from 6 to 9 p.m. May 4 at the gallery, 2801 Main St., Santa Monica. Del Fresno is originally from Madrid, Spain but currently resides in Santa Monica. Most of her work is comprised of life-sized figures. She says she uses very few elements to create her pieces, trying to avoid excess by constructing and washing out the image. Her latest body of work, L.U.V.E, is about how people bond and interact with each other while immersing themselves in everyday life experiences. The exhibit takes account on people’s different stages in life, through different ages and particular moments. Govrin has exhibited nationally and internationally, working in multiple media. He is the founder and currently the director of Santa Monica Art Studios and Arena/Gallery. When the Air Softens features sculptures that Govrin says relate directly to “human conductivity” and are made from hemp and cement, emphasizing the transient nature of humans and their environment. The works have added elements such as chandeliers, stones and rope. Govrin says the bronze sculptures deal more with
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THE EXHIBIT When the Air Softens will feature sculptures such as this (above) by artist Yossi Govrin at the Axiom Contemporary gallery.
• Free workshops, instructor meetings, and studio tours • $50 Early Bird Discount on most courses • Drawing for a FREE course ($430 or less) • To RSVP or receive a catalog, call 310.665.6850 x57 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Spring courses for all ages start February 2, 2013 Visit www.otis.edu/ce for complete course listings
form and aesthetics, while the round shape and the sharp edges are an indication of the rapid changes in our times. Information, www.axiomcontemporary. com. May 2, 2013 THE ARGONAUT PAGE 15
FREE Westside Real Estate Seminar Saturday • May 18 • Noon – 1:30PM Check-In at 11:30am Pre-Registration Required-No Exceptions
Learn current, timely, accurate information for both first-time buyers as well as existing home owners regarding property pricing levels, marketing trends, sales data specifically related to Marina del Rey, Playa Vista, Westchester, Playa del Rey and the Venice Canals. INVITED SPEAKERS FROM: Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, Beverly Hills Escrow, TAXWork.com, Law Offices of Salar Atrizadeh, LaRocca Inspection Associates, WFG Title, Aloha Royal Hawaiian Realty.
For information contact Ben Eubanks REALTOR® (310) 968-4459, email@example.com Sponsored by Michelle Kim, Beverly Hills Escrow
Playa Vista Public Library • 6400 Playa Vista Dr., Playa Vista 90094
“Step out of your Story and into Healing” Free lecture & Free copy of the book
Science & Health
by Mary Baker Eddy
Hear national speaker, Jon Benson, practitioner of Christian Science healing & member of the Christian Science Board of Lectureship, talk about how everything in your life can be healed.
First Church of Christ, Scientist Inglewood/Westchester Saturday, May 11, 2013, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. 7855 Alverstone Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90045
(One block west of Sepulveda between 77th and 80th St.)
Community Calendar Thursday, 5/2 NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER —
The 23rd annual public observance of the National Day of Prayer in Santa Monica, this year’s theme is “Pray for America,” 7 a.m., east patio next to Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, 1855 Main St., Santa Monica, coffee will be available, (310) 365-8219.
Drive, Westchester, (310) 3387588.
Saturday, 5/4 MEMORIAL FOR COACH FAIRBANKS – The Venice High
School Alumni Association will host a “Morning of Storytelling” to celebrate the life of Bill “Coach” Fairbanks, a longtime Venice High teacher and coach who passed away April 7 at the age of 77, 10 a.m.-noon, Venice High School auditorium, 13000 Venice Blvd., Mar Vista. www. venicehighalumni.com.
LAX JAZZ CLUB — presents the Yuko Mabuchi Trio, 7-11 p.m., Crowne Plaza LAX hotel, 5985 W. Century Blvd., Westchester, no cover, $15 food and beverage minimum, validated parking, (310) 642-7500, www. CALIFORNIA YACHT CLUB — hosts open house, activities crowneplaza.com. include club tours, junior SANTA MONICA PUBLIC sailing, rowing and paddle LIBRARY — presents Dr. tennis matches, complimentary David Allen, leading integrative refreshments served, 11 a.m.and anti-aging medicine expert 3 p.m., 4469 Admiralty Way, giving lecture on some cutting- Marina del Rey, (310) 823-4567, edge developments in longevity www.calyachtclub.com. medicine, particularly areas of cardiac and brain health, free, PRESCHOOL FUN FESTIVAL 7-8:45 p.m. Santa Monica Main —games, gardening, entertainment Library MLK Auditorium, 601 and food, free, event to learn about Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Santa Monica-Malibu Unified District pre-schools, Monica, (310) 445-6600, www. School community agencies and health davidallenmd.com. promotion information, 10 a.m.-1 WOODLAWN CEMETERY — p.m., 734 Pine St., Santa Monica, presents community outreach (310) 399-5865. workshop on development of commemorative wall recognizing CINCO DE MAYO DOUBLES Santa Monicans who served in TOURNAMENT — Los Angeles the military and perished while Department of Recreation and on active duty during war time, Parks presents double elimination 5-7 p.m., Santa Monica Civic doubles paddle tennis tournament, Auditorium East Wing, 1855 May 4-5, awards for first and Main St., Santa Monica, (310) second place in all divisions, free refreshments for all participants, 458-8350. $40 registration per team, Venice Beach Recreation Center, 1800 Ocean Front Walk, Venice, (310) 399-2775.
THE HONORABLE JAMES T. BUTTS, JR. MAYOR OF INGLEWOOD Guest Speaker
‘PROOF OF THE TRUTH’ SERIES UP CHURCH WORSHIP SERVICE
LMU SPRING CHORALE —
Loyola Marymount University 48th annual Spring Chorale, Dr. Mary Breden, conductor, features music of Brahms, Thompson, Mealor and Vaughan Williams, 8 p.m., tickets $12 and $15, LMU Sacred Heart Chapel, 1 LMU
SKATE BOOGIE-DANCE SHOW — featuring the Venice
Beach Skaters and their skating associates, non-fundraising event to raise awareness about Presidential, Comprehensive, National Homeless Plan to End
SUNDAY, MAY 5, 2013, 1 PM The Mayor has a combined 39 years in public safety, municipal government and education. He holds a Bachelor of Science (California State University at Los Angeles) and a Masters Degree in Business Administration (California Polytechnic University at Pomona). Mayor Butts has served as a general manager or assistant general manager of large and complex municipal organizations for the past 27 years. PLEASE TELL ALL OF YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS TO JOIN US FOR THIS SERVICE. WE NEED TO FILL THE SANCTUARY TO SUPPORT THE MAYOR AND TO HEAR HIS POWERFUL MESSAGE
600 W. Queen St., Inglewood, CA 90301 Rev. Della Reese Lett, Minister/Founder-UP Church, P.O. Box 24566, Los Angeles, CA 90024 PAGE 16 THE ARGONAUT May 2, 2013
Dear Neighbors: You are invited to attend LMU’s quarterly Neighborhood Advisory Committee meeting. This committee meets quarterly to discuss matters of public safety and student behavior in the community, parking and other concerns related to the implementation of LMU’s 20-year Master Plan. This meeting is open to the public. No RSVP required. Date: Wednesday, May 8, 2013 Time: 6:30-8:00 p.m. Location: New Meeting Location Westchester Senior Center 8740 Lincoln Blvd. Free parking is available in the parking lot adjacent to the Westchester Senior Center. For more information contact Clarence Griffin, director of Community and Government Relations at 310.338.7854 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Homelessness designed by Justiceville, Inc., free, 3-5:30 p.m., Venice Beach Skate Dance Plaza near Windward Avenue and Ocean Front Walk, www. domevillage.us.
presents pancake breakfast fundraiser, all proceeds go to YMCA youth programs, hosted by Westchester Y Service Club, 8-11 a.m., Westchester YMCA parking lot, 8015 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Westchester. (310) 6704316, www.ymcala.org.
— Downtown Santa Monica Inc. and Santa Monica Place present firstever Spring Jubilee Celebrates BritWeek, festival celebrating spring and “everything British,” environmentally focused vendors, gardens, live entertainment, speakers and demonstrations, held at Third Street Promenade and Santa Monica Place, Third Street between Broadway and Wilshire Boulevard, Santa Monica, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. May 4, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday, May 5, www.downtownsm.com/springjubilee.
FISHERMAN’S VILLAGE — free
outdoor concert feauring Higher Ground, 2-5 p.m., two hours free parking with validation, Fisherman’s Village, 13755 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey.
Sunday, 5/5 COMICS ON THE SPOT —
presents new standup comedy show with Jim McDonald as headlining comic, 8-10 p.m., Dakota Lounge, 1026 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, $10, www. dakotalounge.com.
YWCA SANTA MONICA/ WESTSIDE – presents staged
reading of “It’s Just My Life,” directed by Kathleen Rubin, collection of true, shared stories chronicling moments a group of women has faced in their lives, 2-4 p.m., reception to follow, 2019 14th St., Santa Monica, suggested donation $10, www. smywca.org.
PREGNANCY MONTH —
kick-off event “Empowering the Mother in Everyone,” keynote speaker is pediatrician and author, Dr. Harvey Karp, free, noon to 4 p.m., Writer’s Boot Camp at Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Ave., Santa Monica, (310) 998-1199, www.pregnancyawareness.com.
FISHERMAN’S VILLAGE — free outdoor concert feauring Upstream, 2-5 p.m., two hours
Community Calendar free parking with validation, will be released one hour prior Fisherman’s Village, 13755 Fiji to program in main lobby, one Way, Marina del Rey. ticket per guest on first come, first served basis, (310) 458-8600.
SANTA MONICA PUBLIC LIBRARY — presents an evening MID-WEEK with iconic musician Paul Anka, author talk and book signing for new autobiography “My Way,” 7 p.m., Main Library MLK Auditorium, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica, tickets
featuring organist John West, 12:10-12:40 p.m., free, sanctuary at First United Methodist Church of Santa Monica, 1008 11th St., Santa Monica, (310) 393-8258 ext. 112, www.santamonicaumc.
WESTCHESTER MENTAL HEALTH GUILD — invites the community to annual spring meeting with Los Angeles Times columnist Sandy Banks as featured speaker, 9:30 a.m., Covenant Presbyterian Church, 6323 W. 80th St., Westchester, free, short question and answer session to follow speech, light refreshments will be served in Fellowship Hall at meeting’s conclusion, RSVP by May 4 to (310) 641-7850.
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This is the place to go if you‘re in search of authentic New York pizza by the slice. Established in 1984 at the Marina Marketplace in Marina del Rey, Pizzarito offers New York thin crust or Sicilian deep dish pizzas with a wide variety of toppings. Enjoy calzones, sandwiches, lasagna, manicotti, stromboli, pinwheels, garlic knots, tiramisu, N.Y. cheesecake, beer & wine. All sauces and dough made fresh daily. Dine inside or outside, take-out and delivery. Enjoy the sounds of authentic Italian music. 4371Glencoe Avenue, B7, Marina del Rey between Pavilions and CVS, 310.823.7333. www.pizzarito.com
PROMENADE @ HOWARD HUGHES The Promenade’s dining choices include Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream, Hummus Factory, Islands Fine Burgers and Drinks, Johnny Rockets, Kabuki Japanese Restaurant, Rubio’s Fresh Mexican Grill, Souplantation, Starbucks, Star Chicken, Stefano’s, Subway, Wetzel’s Pretzel’s, Wild Thai Restaurant, Open Mon-Sat: 10:00 a.m. -9 p.m., Sun: noon-6.p.m. Located at: 6081 Center Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90045. Visit us at: http:// hhpromenade.com
SAPORI Literally, the flavors of fine Italian cuisine, the subtle decor and scenic water views enhance the delicious flavors. Dine inside or on the waterside patio. The dinner menu includes Gamberoni al Verde, a jumbo prawn shrimp dish. The Carpaccio Scottato di Bue, a seared crusted herb and pepper beef dish, served with arugula salad, is a savory lunch dish. Free parking 2 hours with validation, 13723 Fiji Way, Fisherman’s Village, Marina del Rey, (310) 821-1740, www.sapori-mdr.com
SHANGHAI RED’S This Marina restaurant is a favorite for lunch, dinner and brunch, and weekend champagne brunches. Special Early Bird and Sunset Dinners are available. Indoor and patio dining at the waterfront add to the ambiance. The friendly and professional staff enhances the dining experience. Delicious fresh seafood, steaks, pasta, over 100 buffet items are available. Great location for special events and holiday parties. Happy Hour Monday through Friday, 13813 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey, (310) 823-4522, www.shanghairedsrestaurant.com
SOUPLANTATION The rotating menu of more than 100 original, made-fresh daily recipes features signature salads, soups, bakery goods and hot pasta sauces at an all-you-care-to-eat price. All food is prepared without the use of artificial flavors, colors, additives or artificial trans-fats. A different food theme is featured each month. The most popular menu items are rotated every two weeks,
and items are showcased on a 55-foot salad bar. Howard Hughes Center, 6081 Center Drive, Ste. 102, Westchester, (310) 6651144, www.souplantation.com
TONY P’S DOCKSIDE GRILL Established in 1997 by friends Tony Palermo and Dan Ringwood, the restaurant is the culmination of their dream. With gorgeous views and friendly staff, the cuisine offers something for everyone. Serves lunch, dinner, breakfast on Sat./Sun., New York pizza, fresh fish, new kitchen items, like Tony’s meatloaf platter and Southern-style pork osso buco, salads, sandwiches, glutenfree menu, kid’s menu, desserts, weekday Tavern happy hour, 27 large screen TVs, catering, banquet room, 4445 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey, (310) 823-4534, www.tonyps.com
TOWER PIZZA Established in 1986, Tower Pizza is located under the iconic University Village Tower, centrally located in Westchester near Playa del Rey and Playa Vista. Fun atmosphere, friendly neighborhood vibe, with great drinks specials on beer and wine, high definition TVs for watching sports events, video games and pinball machines. The staff is friendly and the food is terrific, from homemade pizzas, pasta, burgers, fresh seafood, tacos and more. Open 7 days, 8351 Lincoln Blvd., Westchester, (310) 410-0986, www. towerpizza.com
USHUAIA This Argentinean steakhouse offers a large variety of select steaks, with pasta and seafood as well. Serving both lunch and dinner, the menu reflects the culinary culture with appetizers of thin sliced raw beef tenderloin, Carpaccio de lomo, and Duo Patagonia, wild shrimp, scallops, and smoky-sweet Pimenton sauce. The Bife Ancho is a 14-ounce ribeye steak, served with three sauces. Open 7 days a week, 2628 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, (310) 315-5457, www.ushuaiasteakhouse.com
VENICE ALE HOUSE Located on the boardwalk at Venice Beach, this lively restaurant is all about organic, wholesome, fun, food, and drink. Outdoor seating is part of the charming vibe, and the menu offers breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner, beer and wine, and coffee. The burgers are grass-fed and finished California beef, served on an organic sesame whole-wheat bun. Sandwiches, soups, salads and desserts are some of the tasty offerings. Open 7 days, 2 Rose Ave., Venice, 9310) 3148253, www.venicealehouse.com
VENICE BEACH WINES The owners have an extensive wine collection, and feature small plates of farmto-table cheeses, paninis, daily specials, enjoy goat and other cheeses served with chef’s accoutrement and a warm baguette, such as drunken goat, or the seven-year-old
Manjaman Tacos • Beach Pizza • Snack-Shack Bounce House • Carnival Style Games Live Entertainment • Imaginary Friends Primetime Band • Photo Booth FIRST TIME EVER
“Paseo’s Got Talent” Student Showcase Kids Bounce Free 10:30 am - 11am
Restaurants PIZZARITO N.Y. PIZZA BY THE SLICE
Saturday, May 4th, 11AM to 4 PM
That includes something for everyone...
cheddar, old Quebec. Nibbles include white truffles and parmesan chips, charcuterie items such as prosciutto, galloni, and sweet stuff, chocolate brownie bites, draft beer is also served, open 7 days, see menus online, 529 Rose Ave., Venice, (310) 606-2529, www.venicebeachwines.com
THE WAREHOUSE RESTAURANT The last of the “original” Marina restaurants, The Warehouse is a one-of-a-kind South Pacific themed structure with bamboo, barrels, nets, decorating its large koi pond entrance. Fabulous views of the Marina harbor can be enjoyed from inside and from the large outdoor patio. The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, sunset dinners, and champagne brunch, with live entertainment and happy hour five nights per week. The dinner menu offers items like the Split Cargo, an 8-ounce bacon-wrapped filet mignon and three Malaysian prawns. Banquet facilities are available. 4499 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey, (310) 823-5451. www.mdrwarehouse.com
California Theme Park Tickets, Movie Tickets Restaurants, Health, Beauty and much more
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SPONSORS: Playa Pharmacy • Islandspree Travel • Beach Pizza • Manjaman Tacos Primetime Band • Imaginary Friends • Dragonfly Natural Health Paseo Del Rey Natural Science Magnet
7751 Paseo del Rey, Playa del Rey 90293 • 310-823-2356
& The Oregon Trails
• Round trip air • 11 meals • First class hotels • Daily tours/admissions • Dublin City Tour • Ring of Kerry • Trinity College - Book of Kells • Old Jameson Whiskey Distillery • Bunratty Castle Medieval Banquet • Limerick • Cliffs of Moher • Adare • Galway City Tour and more ...
• Round trip air • 8 meals • First class hotel • Daily tours/admissions • Portland City Tour • Oregon’s Coast • Bonneville Dam • Mt. St. Helens National Monument • Columbia Gorge Sternwheeler Cruise • Tillamook Cheese Factory • Winery Visit & Tasting and more ...
WACKY WOK Serving “New York style Chinese cuisine,” Wacky Wok’s offers full service cooked-to0rder Cantonese style Chinese cuisine from dim sum to noodles to a full array of a la carte servings of fresh vegetables, pork, seafood, beef, and poultry cooked to order. Both locations offer delivery and online ordering. Westchester: 8919 S Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90045. (310) 6700071. Venice: 2805 Abbot Kinney Blvd. Venice, CA 90291. (310) 822-7373
WATERSIDE MARINA DEL REY The upscale shopping and dining destination in the heart of Marina del Rey offers both a variety of shopping venues and dining opportunities. Included in the eclectic center are the California Pizza Kitchen (pizzas, salads, pastas, soups, desserts), Chipotle Mexican Grill, Fresh Brothers (pizza), Mendocino Farms, Pinkberry, Rainbow Acres (natural foods and products), Ralphs Fresh Fare, See’s Candies, Starbucks Coffee, Sugarfish by Sushi Nozawa (sushi), and The Counter (custombuilt burgers), 4700 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey, www.shopwaterside.com
Ye Olde King’s Head British Pub, Restaurant, Gift Shoppe & Bakery, serves British cuisine and brew, Sunday Roast Dinner, Afternoon Tea (Mon - Sat), Happy Hour Mon - Fri 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. Patio Dining, Wed Trivia, Sunday - Karaoke, Live Sports. Freshly Baked pies and cakes in our Bakery. Imported foods and great gift ideas in our shoppe. 116 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90401. (310) 451-1402. www. yeoldekingshead.com
Free Slide Show / Information Meeting Saturday, May 11, 2013 . 10:30 am Itineraries and reservation forms on website: w w w.w i s e a n d h e a l t hya g i n g . o r g For information please call:
(310) 394-9871 WISE & Healthy Aging is a nonprofit social services organization. May 2, 2013 THE ARGONAUT PAGE 17
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Lunch & Dinner 7 Days 2 Hours Free Parking with Validation In Fisherman’s Village 13723 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey • (310) 821-1740
Unique Concept in Indian Food Since 1985
Come Taste What You’ve Been Missing!
Any $10 Purchase
Dinner for 2 3pm – 11pm
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M A R I N A M A R K E T P L AC E
4371 Glencoe Ave., Marina del Rey (between Pavilions and CVS)
SUNTHUR 10:30AM–11PM • FRISAT 10:30AM–1AM
WE DELIVER • CATERING AVAILABLE
Alejo’s is a longtime neighborhood restaurant, operated by Claudia Castro and her family, and customers say eating here is like dining at home with family. The menu includes the famous paella, the signature bread and garlic, pizza, pasta, calzones, lasagna, linguini a la mare, chicken marsala, veal parmigiana, eggplant mama mia, ravioli, daily specials, beer and wine. Available for family parties, holiday and office celebrations. Open 7 days, 8343 Lincoln Blvd., Westchester, (310) 670-0799, www. AlejosRestaurant.com
A collection of neighborhood restaurants with a lively atmosphere and authentic Italian cuisine for all to enjoy. In the spirit of Italian culture, our dishes are meant to be shared and served family-style, perfect for passing around the table, and new menu items are created beyond the traditional style. Lunch, dinner, party pans, antipasti, fresh breads, pizza, entrées, for parties of 11 or more, please call, gift cards, banquet/groups, delivery, 1442 2nd St., Santa Monica, (310) 587-2782, www. bucadibeppo.com
C & O TRATTORIA AND C&O CUCINA
Authentic tropical Mexican cuisine, local hang-out for over 30 years, and just blocks from Venice Beach, is a great place to hang out with friends or have dinner. Prime tequilas are served, a variety of margaritas, and the patio grill serves food until 1 a.m. daily. Feast on a Surfs Up Tostada, or macadamia-crusted chicken salad. Oaxacan salsas, sauces, specials during the week, Mon. through Fri. Happy Hour, 311 Washington Blvd., Marina del Rey, (310) 821-2252, www.bajacantina.com
N.Y. PIZZA BY THE SLICE
ALEJO’S PRESTO TRATTORIA
Daily Lunch Special 2 Meat Dishes, 4 11am – 3pm Veg Dishes, Combo 1: Rice Pulav & 1 Meat Curry, Raita, Naan Bread 1 Veg Curry, Rice
Vegetable Samosa ea. Only 99¢ DINE IN • TAKE OUT
OPEN DAILY 11AM -11PM 12825 Venice Blvd. at Beethoven, Mar Vista 90066 - Parking in Rear
Come for the Food, Stay for the View
BEACH EATS FOOD TRUCKS Returning for its second season, Beach Eats gourmet food trucks offer variety cuisine with trucks and menus changing weekly, Thursdays, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Of all the food truck events in Los Angeles, the Mother’s Beach Marina del Rey location is among the most scenic. Grab your food and enjoy the sand, picnic tables, and picturesque harbor. Parking is in lot #10, 4101 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey, CA 90292 (25 cents for each 15-minute period). Information: 310-305-9545. http:// marinadelrey.lacounty.gov.
BEACHSIDE RESTAURANT AND BAR This extraordinary dining destination is located in the newly remodeled Jamaica Bay Inn, offering innovative chef’s creations to combine a distinctive menu with a casual, yet sophisticated ambiance. The open dining room and bar draw in the beach, garden and marina. Fresh seafood dishes along with a classic balance of upscale beach fare, open daily for brunch, dinner, Happy Hour daily, full bar, 14160 Palawan Way, in the Jamaica Bay Inn, Marina del Rey, (310) 439-3033, www.beachsidemarinadelrey.com
BENIHANA At the heart of the Benihana experience lies the teppanyaki table where masterful chefs prepare entrees like filet mignon, colossal shrimp, hibachi salmon and spicy hibachi chicken with all the flair that has made them a legend in Japanese cuisine. Each MondayFriday enjoy Express Lunch, in and out in half the time. Happy Hour each MondayThursday, 5-8 pm in the lounge. Kids menu available. 1447 4th St., Santa Monica, (310) 260-1423, www.benihana.com
BISTRO DU SOLEIL
Lunch Buffet Mon–Fri • 11AM–3PM
Salad & Fruit Station. Fish, Beef & Chicken, Carving Station Dessert Display & More 1895 Adults • $9 Kids under 10
(Lunch menu available in the dining room)
Sunset Dinners $2095
Served Daily From 3PM – 6PM CHOICE OF: Roast Prime Ribof Beef, Rosemary Chicken Fresh Atlantic Salmon Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo. Dessert: NY-Style Cheesecake Not available on holidays, banquets or parties of more than 6.
FRESH SEAFOOD, STEAKS, PASTA 13813 FIJI WAY, MARINA DEL REY (310) 823-4522 www.ShanghaiRedsRestaurant.com PAGE 18 THE ARGONAUT May 2, 2013
Authentic, distinctive French bistro cuisine, serves brunch, including Eggs Benedict, made in the genuine French tradition. The late morning feast includes the savory Soleil Omelette, or stuffed French toast, or a waffle. Also serving light lunch, sandwiches such as the bistro brie burger, or the roasted lamb sandwich. Dinner includes fresh fish daily and crafted dishes. Sumptuous desserts and beverages. Beer, wine, cocktails, closed Mondays, 6805 Vista del Mar Lane, Playa del Rey, (310) 823-1530, www. bistrodusoleil.com
BOMBAY CAFÉ The tandoori oven is our most common cooking method, where the fat cooks naturally for a healthy lifestyle and great food. All the meats are trimmed of visible fats and no hydrogenated oils are used. We have weekly wine tastings, 30-minute lunch specials, a full bar, parties and event hosting, catering, delivery and valet parking. 12021 W. Pico Blvd. Santa Monica 310.473-3388, www. bombaycafe-la.com.
BUCA DI BEPPO ITALIAN
Both restaurants, owned by the Singer family, have served unforgettable Italian cuisine for a number of years. Known for gargantuan portions, “killer garlic rolls, a nightly sing-a-long, and honor bars, C&O Trattoria, the original, opened in 1992 and is by the Venice Beach Pier, 31 Washington Blvd., (310) 823-9491. C&O Cucina, eight blocks east by Lincoln Boulevard, opened in 2003, and offers the same excellent cuisine, adding an enticing grill menu and a full bar, 3016 Washington Blvd., Venice, (310) 301-7278, www.cotrattoria.com & www. cocucina.com.
CALIFORNIA MONSTER SALAD Create your own salad experience. Fresh products, fresh ingredients, and generous portions. Features 13 signature dressings, over 60 tasty toppings, and freshly juiced drinks, such as our famous Kale Lemonade. The Monster Catering Salads are a great addition to corporate lunches or any dining event. We are a Santa Monica Certified Sustainable Green Business. 411 Santa Monica Blvd. Santa Monica 310.587.2523, http://Californiamonstersalads.com.
CANALI CAFE Owners Kat and Paolo Pasio offer fresh, healthy and delicious food, and a menu stocked with veggie alternatives, vegan soups, scrumptious salads, whole-wheat pasta dishes, home-made ravioli, thincrusted pizza, gourmet panini. Italian classics include the osso buco and tagliata (New York steak). The brunch menu includes veggie pasta scramble and homemade granola. Canali serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Open 7 days. Free WiFi, free parking, a large patio, and art displays, 123 Washington Blvd., Marina del Rey, (310) 822-5379, www.canalicafe.com
CANTALINI’S EXPRESS This take-out and delivery catering kitchen offers the best in traditional Italian cuisine to go. Homemade pizzas, fresh pasta, sandwiches, calzones are available for all occasions. Open seven days a week from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. 11736 Washington Place (corner McLaughlin), Mar Vista, 310-5729157, www.cantalinisexpress.com
CANTALINI’S SALERNO BEACH RESTAURANT The best in traditional Italian cuisine, the restaurant has been a local landmark for almost 50 years. Each dish is carefully made to order to ensure the utmost in freshness. The menu includes the signature dish, homemade ravioli, perennial favorites, spaghetti with meatballs or sausage, NY-style pizza, daily chef specials, lunch Monday through Friday, dinner 7 days a week, live music Sunday, 6:30 - 9:30 p.m., catering, delivery,192 Culver Blvd., Playa del Rey, (310) 821-0018, www.salernobeach.com
CASA LINDA Al Pastor Mexican cuisine, a cozy and friendly place to grab some good Mexican food, and one customer said “I could eat here five nights a week.” Other customers rave about the chicken mole tostada, crispy shrimp tacos, organic flour tortillas, pork veggie, chicken enchiladas, carne asada, fresh guacamole, ceviche, delivery available, 1357 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice, (310) 664-1177
Please visit The Argonaut online for the complete listing of restaurants, argonautnews.com/restaurant-listings
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The menu at Literati Café in Santa Monica includes a half-sandwich and soup combo with dishes including a sandwich of asparagus spears rolled in turkey breast with Swiss cheese on whole wheat, and a cup of turkey chili soup.
By Richard Foss
12081 Wilshire Blvd., West Los Angeles 310-231-7484. The name’s a little pretentious, but the food is good,” explained my friend, Philip, after suggesting that we meet at Literati Café in West Los Angeles. I was aware of both facts, having visited years before and had a decent meal at the small café next to a more formal restaurant. I remembered the place as having a selfconsciously artsy coffeehouse atmosphere but solid cooking, and I didn’t mind going back at all. When I got there, I was in for a shock. The larger restaurant was gone, and in its place was a greatly expanded version of the café, now brightened up and serving a larger menu. After reassuring myself that I was indeed in the right place, I did what I do when I’m early for a lunch meeting – study the menu and pump servers for information about what is best. The menu part was easy, as it is on a chalkboard above head height and easily visible. The part about the servers was more difficult, because the place was a hive of activity even at 10:30 on a midweek morning. The emphasis here is on health-conscious but flavorful food, most made with organic and local produce. Had I been feeling particularly virtuous I might have had a smoothie, but I wasn’t and decided to make a meal of items from their appetizer list. Philip arrived and we joined
the line, but when we got to the front I discovered that the starters I had chosen aren’t served early in the day. (The menu is on a chalkboard, so indicating this to diners wouldn’t seem to be a problem, but nobody thought to do it.) On a whim I asked if the “famous crispy chicken” really is both famous and crispy, and the woman at the register assured me that it was one of their best items. I was sold and asked for it to be served with a side of fries, while Philip ordered a simple egg and bacon breakfast that was offered with an organic green salad instead of potatoes. Philip’s order arrived first, a standard breakfast well made – the eggs were over-easy as he likes, the bacon was crisp as advertised, with a well-varied salad with fresh tomato and hot wheat toast. There were no innovations, nor do you want any when you order one of these. My meal delivered a surprise with the very first bite – this chicken was hot! Not only hot from the fryer, but “oh-my-goshthis-is-spicy hot,” with what tasted like Indian seasonings dancing in my mouth. I happen to like spicy fried chicken a lot so I found it delightful, but it would have been nice to have been warned – my wife who doesn’t enjoy highly seasoned food would have found it inedible. The chicken was served with a small portion of guacamole, which was a great idea, and some hot sauce, which was inexplicable – I like spicy food but couldn’t imagine adding hot sauce to this. I will be back again to order it because it was great, and just as crispy as advertised, but I’ll warn any spice wimps that this is not the dish for them.
I liked that chicken so much that I came back the very next day for lunch, this time deciding to try their half-sandwich and cup of soup combo. I decided on turkey chili and a sandwich of asparagus spears rolled in turkey breast with Swiss cheese on whole wheat. Having had the spicy chicken the day before I braced myself for a very hot chili, but it was mild and a bit thin – disappointingly so, since I like my chili thick and spicy. It was more a turkey and bean soup with a dash of chili in the broth, and it just didn’t have the body and depth of flavor that even a mild chili can achieve after long cooking. The sandwich, on the other hand, was excellent – I don’t know who came up with the idea of rolling thin-sliced turkey around lightly cooked asparagus and using it as sandwich meat, but it certainly works. It was served on good whole grain toast and was quite a meal – if this was really half a sandwich I’d be hard pressed to eat a whole one. Literati has an atmosphere that actually does fit the name – the place is frequented by a young and artsy crowd and has a lively ambiance, and the caffeine flowed freely at the tables on all sides. It’s a bright, cheery place that is capable of some fine dishes, and I’ll be back to try more of their menu. Literati is at 12081 Wilshire Blvd., in West Los Angeles– valet parking in rear lot. Open 7 a.m. - 11 p.m. midweek, 8 a.m. - 11 p.m. weekends. Beer and wine served, wheelchair access good, children welcome. Website at literaticafe.com. 310-231-7484.§
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“This south-facing, contemporary jewel is at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac in the exclusive Silver Strand,” says agent Jesse Weinberg. “The fivebedroom, seven-bath home offers over 5,000 s.f. of living space and has been extensively renovated with the finest custom features. Spacious living and dining room areas, an exquisite chef’s kitchen with Italian marble, top-of-the-line appliances, and a wood-paneled screening room and bar provide an elegant ambiance to this distinguished home. The master suite offers a marble fireplace, a custom, high-end walk-in closet, and a personal gym. Features include an elevator, an extraordinary rooftop penthouse complete with a spa and fireplaces, a four-car garage, and views of the Ocean, Marina, and City.”
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“This beautifully remodeled two-story penthouse boasts 3 bedrooms and 2.5 baths with 40 feet of floor-to-ceiling living room windows, providing magnificent panoramic city lights, mountain and ocean views,” says agent Charles Lederman. “Expansive living room has high ceilings and an electric fireplace. Enjoy a gourmet kitchen with upscale appliances, granite counters and gorgeous custom cabinetry. State-of-the-art sound system in each room and hardwood floors throughout. Circular stair case leads to a luxurious 400 square foot master bedroom suite and two bedrooms.” The property is offered at $896,000. Information, Charles Lederman & Associates, Marina City Realty, (310) 821-8980.
“This is a 3 bedroom and 2 bedroom remodeled unit facing the beach. Both front units are single story with 2 car parking. This is truly ocean front living at its finest,” says agent Debra Berman. “There are (two) 1 bedroom, 1 bath units in the back of the building, so you can collect rent while getting permits to build the single family home of your dreams. This is an ideal Marina del Rey location with open grass and a walk space on the north side of the building. The neighboring building is also on the market.” The property is offered at $6,500,000. Information, Debra Berman and Pat Kandel, RE/MAX Estate Properties, (310) 424-5512.
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“This charming and modernized beach home is just a block to Venice Beach and restaurants,” say agents Peter and Ty Bergman. “The updated kitchen features black granite counters and wood and glass cabinetry. The dining area has built-in cabinets and sliding doors, and the living room has a wood-burning fireplace and lots of light. Bathroom has marble floors, a spa tub, large shower and cabinet sink. Linen closet with built-in ironing board. Wood style flooring, front and rear decks, front yard with planter area. Double garage with work area and half bath.” The property is offered at $1,250,000. Information, Peter and Ty Bergman, Bergman Beach Properties, 310-821-2900. “Fresh, colorful landscaping and a traditional style facade welcome you to this wonderful Kentwood Home,” says agent Stephanie Younger. “Step inside the spacious living room with gleaming hardwood floors, gas fireplace, and adjacent formal dining room. The stylishly remodeled kitchen has granite countertops, custom cabinetry, and opens out to a private, park-like backyard with fruit trees and a large covered patio. Three well-sized bedrooms and a chic full bath complete the floor plan. Features include new windows, copper plumbing, ceiling fans, tankless water heater and a detached two-car garage. Great indoor-outdoor living space and tasteful design at an amazing value.” The property is offered at $689,000.Information, Stephanie Younger, Teles Properties, (424) 203-1828.
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“This chic, designer, fully furnished architectural 2 bedroom and den, 2.5 bathroom penthouse has dramatic unobstructed city lights and mountain English, 䇁, ㉸䇁 views,” says agent Jesse Weinberg. “A English, 䇁, ㉸䇁 large open floor plan (approximately 2,354 When navigating through market challenges, Work For You, Work With You, To Serve Your Real Estate Needs. square feet) features hardwood floors and When navigating through market challenges, closing is all that matters. high ceilings. True gourmet open kitchen closing is all that matters. with Studio Becker cabinets, Black Galaxy For You, Work With You, To Serve Your Real Estate Needs. granite counters and breakfast bar, all new top-of-the-line Viking appliances including a For You, Work With You, To Serve Your Real Estate Needs. temperature controlled wine cooler. Relax in the sumptuous master suite, with a marble and stone bath featuring dual sinks, an oversized separate shower, a deep soaking tub and a large walk-in closet. The full service amenities include 24-hour security, valet, concierge, pool, spa, BBQ area, gym, rec and conference rooms and separate guest suite.” The property is offered at $1,695,000. Also for lease at $8,500 per month. Information, Jesse Weinberg & Associates, Keller Williams Marina del Rey/LA Realty, (800) 804-9132.
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“This is a one-of-a-kind property offering the finest in both indoor and outdoor living,” says agent Bob Waldron. “Located on a cul-de-sac on an exceptional oversized lot of 10,190 square feet, this inviting remodeled home includes quality upgrades and special features throughout. Enjoy the serenity and beauty of the lush park-like rear yard with its multiple patios and sitting areas. Remodeled kitchen with granite counters, maple cabinets and hardwood floor. Spacious family room with hardwood floor has French doors opening to patios and the wonderful outdoor oasis. Master suite with walk-in closet and adjoining remodeled bath with double sinks and marble highlights.” The property is offered at $899,000. Information, Bob Waldron, Coldwell Banker, 310-337-9225.
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“This contemporary and impeccably maintained one-of-a-kind home was inspired by a Venice Palazzo,” say agents Peter and Ty Bergman. “The first floor has a large bedroom/ studio with a full bath, the second floor living area has a step-down living room with cove ceiling and a curved wall of windows which overlooks a manicured garden patio below. The family room has built-in bookshelves, granite surrounds the fireplace, and the kitchen has black granite countertops and Kitchen Aid appliances. Only steps to lagoon and lighthouse bridge, with a direct path to the beach, this home is close to fabulous shopping, restaurants and Abbot Kinney, too.” The property is offered at $2,150,000. Information, Peter and Ty Bergman, Bergman Beach Properties, 310-821-2900.
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We are desperate to buy a new home. Should we lower our standards in this low-inventory market? A: In low-inventory markets that are now common in many areas of the country, buyers might be prone to jump at a listing they wouldn’t even consider if there were a lot of homes for sale. This desperate approach to homebuying could cause you problems down the line when you need to sell and you realize you paid too much, overlooked property problems, or bought in the wrong location. Does the property have problems that can’t be remedied for a reasonable price? Or is the deferred maintenance so widespread that buyers are turned off, particularly if the listing is priced too high for the market and the amount of work that’s required? Before taking the leap and writing an offer on a listing that has been on the market awhile, find out why it hasn’t been selling. Ask the listing agent if the seller has received offers and why they didn’t end in a ratified contract. The seller’s agent may be reluctant to have this discussion. In that case, let your agent know what price you’d be willing to offer. Ask your agent to find out if the seller’s agent thinks it’s worthwhile to make an offer. Listing agents usually want to take a low offer to the seller in writing. So you may have to go through this process to even find out if there’s a chance of buying the listing for a reasonable price. The seller could flatly turn the offer down. But if the listing doesn’t sell for several more months, the seller might soften her stance. A listing that is difficult to get in to see is another red flag. Does the seller really
want to sell? If not, you could waste a lot of time trying to buy a home you’d love to own, but end up with nothing but frustration. Another type of listing to be wary of is one that is on and off the market repeatedly. This is typical behavior of a seller who wants to sell only for a certain price that is too high for the market. It is also characteristic of homeowners who want to sell only if they have a place to move to and they can’t afford to buy another home until they’ve sold their current home. These are maybe sellers who can also waste a lot of your time and emotional energy. Some sellers try to sell contingent on finding a replacement home. If you go into contract to buy a home with this contingency, you should also have a contingency in the contract that lets you out of the contract if you find another home to buy before the sellers find a replacement home. You should also get a break on the price to compensate for the uncertainty. A listing that has been back on the market (BOM) over and over could signify a problem. Find out the reason why the deals didn’t stay together. Was the seller unrealistic about negotiating on defects discovered during inspections? Was there a problem with the buyer’s financing? Did the appraisal come in low? Or was it just the seller’s bad luck? For peace of mind, investigate carefully before you buy. This week’s question was answered by Brian Christie and Deborah Seidel, The Agents in Action! team, The Real Estate Consultants, (310) 910-0120.
Marina del Rey Townhouse
“This sexy tri-level townhouse on the Marina Peninsula has Grand Canal Views throughout,” says agent Debbie Sutz. “Fabulously private corner unit with only one shared wall and no one above or below. Lovely and bright living room with hardwood floors and fireplace, loft-style master with soaking tub. Beachy second bedroom with private bath. Recently upgraded with new carpets, paint and window coverings. Private and serene deck with Grand Canal views. Small, 6-unit well maintained building with very low HOA dues. Enormous private 2 car side by side garage with additional storage room.” The property is offered at $909,000. Information, Debbie Sutz, Lighthouse Properties, (310) 823-1823.
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The Playa del Rey-based Ballona Institute celebrated Earth Month with a series of activities that engaged local neighborhoods in learning about the environment and helping to be good stewards of nature in the Ballona Valley, which includes the Ballona Wetlands, Lagoons, Creek and associated upland habitats. Three events were planned on April 20 and 27 and more than 150 community members took part. One of the April 20 events involved members of the LAX
Area Democratic Club who were given a brief tour of “The Purple Lath House” at Westchester Enriched Sciences High School, where the Ballona Institute works with the school’s garden club to plant and nurture native plants. After the student leaders from the garden club met the democratic club leaders, they selected plants and traveled to the Ballona Wetlands where plants were planted in an area that has been nurtured by Ballona Institute and numerous community groups. The Sierra Club’s Ballona Wetlands Restoration Committee
which is immediately adjacent to the school. The volunteers helped clean up the lagoon area, pulled out non-native weeds, trimmed overgrowth from the adjacent walk path and planted some native Giant Gumplants. As part of each of these activities, Ballona Institute made available water conservation information provided by the Los Angeles Deptartment of Water and Power and educated participants about the water and energy conservation benefits of using native plants.
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Marina del Rey round-up of activities unique contest between the West Coast “sleds” – 70-foot purebred racing machines that gather for an exclusive invitational here in the bay. The boats are all beautiful – impeccably maintained and the racing is at a high level. On the other side of the 70-footers-engaged-in-buoy-racing coin, another impending contest has people talking. The Mini 650 Pacific Challenge is a singlehanded race from Marina del Rey to Hawaii, contested in 21-foot sailboats. Seven men in seven very small boats will be crossing the Pacific starting July 6. Mini racing is popular in Europe, but this is the first organized transpacific race for the class in the United States. It’s a 2,200-mile journey that is sure to challenge. On the fishing scene, anglers are getting geared up for the 38th annual Marina del Rey Halibut Derby slated for June 9. The derby has been moved to June to take advantage of more favorable weather and hopefully bigger numbers of fish in the Santa Monica Bay. The derby typically gets hundreds of local fishermen on the water casting their reels from every and any kind of vessel – from 65-foot, multimillion-dollar sportfishers on down to tiny kayaks, locals will be gunning for kingsized halibut. “We expect a great turnout this year,” said Joshua Gerson, Marina del Rey Anglers president. “Local anglers are always looking for an excuse to get out on the water, and this will be the perfect opportunity to kick off the summer fishing season, catch some fish, win some awesome prizes and have a ball.” On the wildlife front, animal rescuers have had their hands full with weak, perhaps malnourished sea lion pups popping up in a host of different places. Back in February, Marine Animal Rescue,
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By Pat Reynolds When the clock strikes May in and around the Marina del Rey boating scene – it’s on. Boat owners stop promising themselves to sell that boat they haven’t used in months and once again return to the peace and energy that only a harbor withholds. Here’s a little round-up of what’s happening in the largest man-made marina in the U.S. On the political front, some boaters from the community attended a meeting concerning the redevelopment of Marina del Rey this past week. While the meeting held at the Marina del Rey Hotel, was called “Marina del Rey Visioning,” it might have been named “Marina del Rey - Angry and Complaining.” A line of disgruntled community members took turns voicing their disappointment to Gina Natoli from the county Department of Regional Planning at how things have gone, how they’re going, and offered skepticism as to how it all might go in the future. Natoli took it on the chin as citizen after citizen told her in no uncertain terms how displeased they were with a variety of issues. Many aimed their sites at the issue of ballooning density; others questioned whether the original tenets of Marina del Rey were being adequately regarded. Some speakers were humble in their concerns while others seem to channel Norma Rae, the title character in a film about a labor union activist. Perhaps it was not the most productive gathering, but bad communication is better than none at all. On a brighter note, the racing season is in full swing. Once California Yacht Club’s Sunset Series kicks off, the season is officially running on all cylinders. On May 18 and 19, the yacht club will also host Cal Cup, which is a
MEMBERS of the Marina del Rey community gather at the Marina del Rey Hotel April 25 for a “visioning” meeting on the future of the Marina.
a local agency that manages this area, reported saving 63 pups already. Last year at that time they had saved 17. In a recent CBS News segment, it was reported that more than 700 sea lions were rescued (so far) from California beaches, dwarfing the average number for the year which is closer to 100. For the boaters in the crowd, the Marina is hosting a free boater’s yard sale on May 18 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 13524 Bali Way. Perhaps there is no community on the face of this earth that loves yard sales more than boaters. We absolutely live to pick through piles of boat stuff and find something we can use. Lastly, don’t be surprised if you’re heading out to Catalina Island in May and you happen to see a guy running in a pretty big rubbery hamster-wheel-looking contraption towards the island. That would be Reza Baluchi out n
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sustainability, become an even better neighbor in their local community, and save money in the long run.” As part of the assessment process, an Arts:Earth Partnership administrator will review the business for factors such as energy and water use to office supplies and daily operations. The review will inform the art organizations what measures are needed to become a Los Angeles city-recognized green business. According to Rosendahl’s office, the program is a first in the country for the cultural sector. The Bureau of Sanitation is expected to officially launch the certification program soon. “This free assessment will go miles towards creating a better environment in our
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The Santa Monica Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a suspect wanted in connection with an assault at the Zanzibar nightclub in February that left a man with serious injuries. The incident occurred at about 11:50 p.m. Feb. 22 at the nightclub at 1301 Fifth St., where an active duty United States Marine was dancing on the dance floor and was attacked without provocation, Sgt. Richard Lewis said. The suspect allegedly punched the victim in the face, causing him to lose consciousness for approximately 10 to 15 minutes, Lewis said. When the victim’s friend stepped between the suspect and the victim, the suspect allegedly assaulted him before fleeing southbound on Fifth Street and out of sight, Lewis said. The Marine, who sustained major injuries to his head and face, was transported to a local
Nancy Schneider, Westchester community activist, dies Westchester resident Nancy Schneider, who for years fought against Los Angeles International Airport impacts on nearby communities along with her husband, Denny, has died. She was 62. Schneider passed away last month after a long battle with cancer. Services were held April 19 at Hillside Cemetery in Culver City. Denny Schneider, president of the Alliance for a Regional Solution to Airport Congestion, remembered how his wife was so full of love for everyone and always made him smile. “Not a day went by without my feeling loved and I loved her the same way. Nan worked so very hard to make other people feel better,” Schneider said. Schneider said that most of all, his wife loved her family, which was not only blood relatives but close friends. He recalled how she was a prolific artist and would translate things she saw into pieces of art. As a longtime Westchester resident, Nan Schneider sought to make the community a better place to live and was active for 18 years in the fight to ensure LAX plans did not adversely impact local residents, her husband said. “She touched so many lives. Needless to say her passion in the 18-year fight to fix LAX ran deep,” Denny Schneider said. An advocate for education, Nan volunteered at the Westside Neighborhood School in Del Rey and also spent 20 years volunteering at Westchester High School. “She will be remembered by so many as the one who cared, cared about education,” Denny
Schneider said. She was also a lover of animals, and after earning a degree in psychology, she also taught animal behavior. “She was so very talented at training dogs and husbands,” Schneider quipped. “I will miss her so very much.” Schneider is survived by her husband, Denny; daughter, Beth and husband Jeff; son Aaron and wife Julie; and grandchildren Lily and Penny. In lieu of flowers, a donation in Nan’s name may be made to the City of Hope at www. cityofhope.org/giving/Pages/default.aspx.
Longtime Westchester resident Edith Gahlbeck dies at 94 Edith Gahlbeck, a longtime resident of Westchester, passed away April 5. She was 94. Gahlbeck was born in Martins Ferry, OH as the youngest of seven children. Gahlbeck and her husband, Larry, moved to Westchester in 1956, where she became active in the Parent-Teacher Association, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts and worked on all election polls.
Gahlbeck was preceded in death by her husband, Laurence. She is survived by her children, Linda, Sharon and Bill; eight grandchildren and 10 greatgrandchildren. Services took place April 13 at Inglewood Cemetery mortuary.
Grants awarded by LMU to support campus diversity Loyola Marymount University has awarded $14,000 in grants to stimulate research and programs that enhance campus diversity as part of its Inclusive Excellence Grants Program. The grants were awarded by Abbie RobinsonArmstrong, vice president for intercultural affairs, and the University Intercultural Council. The Inclusive Excellence Grants Program identifies and funds higher education research and inclusive excellence projects that help LMU infuse diversity and interculturalism throughout the campus community, school officials said. A grant of $5,000 for research that explores diversity and inclusion was awarded to Leslie Ponciano, assistant professor and director of early childhood education at LMU’s School of Education. Ponciano plans to conduct a needs
assessment of the services LMU provides to college-aged students in foster care. Three grants of $3,000 were awarded for projects to increase recruitment and retention of a diverse constituency on campus. Individual awards will go to La’ Tonya Rease Miles, director of the Academic Resource Center, to support writing workshops for first-generation time and under college students at LMU; and Melvin Robert, director of the Office of Black Student Services, to provide a yearlong workshop series that is focused on interculturalism and identity. A third award will be shared by Jamie Hazlitt, outreach librarian, and Raymundo Andrade, library cataloging assistant, to provide technology and library skill development for university service staff.
SMC student newspaper receives 14 awards at state convention The Corsair, Santa Monica College’s student newspaper, won 14 awards, including online general excellence and three first-place awards, at the 2013 state convention of the Journalism Association of Community Colleges in Sacramento. Corsair photo editor Paul Alvarez, Jr. took home two first-place awards, one for video journalism and the other for feature photo. Former Corsair news editor Andy Riesmeyer won a firstplace award for video journalism, a second-place for broadcast news and a second-place honor for news story. Former Corsair photo editor Michael Yanow captured a first-place award for news photo and two third-place awards, one for news photo and
the other for photo story essay. About 500 students from 41 community college journalism programs in California attended the 58th annual journalism association state convention. Students participated in several on-the-spot writing and photography contests and also attended workshops offered throughout the three-day event. The results of mail-in contests recognizing top work from last year were also announced at the convention. Saul Rubin is the Corsair advisor and CHECK LIST instructor of the journalism class that produces the ? phone number correct print and online editions of the studentisnewspaper, ? address is correct while instructor Gerard Burkhart is the photo adviser. ? expiration date is correct
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Pier Renewal Project construction begins structure has undergone several remodels over its 100-plus year life. The Pier Renewal Project will upgrade a significant portion of the pier stretching from the edge of the sand to approximately 365 feet westward over the Pacific Ocean, providing increased structural soundness and extending the pier’s service life, city officials said. The pier and its businesses will remain open throughout construction.
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Middle school receives grant for new fitness center A central building block in a sustained effort to create a foundation of good health and fitness has been acquired by Mark Twain Middle School in Mar Vista through a grant for a new fitness center. A ribbon-cutting ceremony is scheduled to take place at 10 a.m. Friday, May 10 in the school’s auditorium, 2224 Walgrove Ave., Mar Vista. “This fitness center culminates our multifaceted goal of working hard with (Los Angeles Unified School District) Board Member Steve Zimmer, Dr. Wendy Slusser of UCLA, and David Binkle, director of LAUSD food services, to improve physical fitness in our school through good nutrition with a salad bar in our cafeteria,
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The Original Brooklyn Water Bagel Co., serving New York-style bagels made from Brooklyn water, opened at 8732 S. Sepulveda Blvd. in Westchester. (310) 645-2243. Del Rey Deli Co., offering deli-style food, opened at 8501 Pershing Drive, Playa del Rey. (310) 439-2256. TINGA Santa Monica, a Mexican taqueriastyle eatery and bar, opened at 522 Wilshire Blvd. in Santa Monica. (310) 451-9341. The Marina del Rey Farmers’ Market, offering fresh, locally grown organic and conventional fruits and vegetables, as well as prepared and packaged foods, hand-crafted products and more, is held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursdays at the Mothers Beach parking lot #10, 4101 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey. (310) 3059545. LAB ART, an art gallery dedicated to street art, opened in a 2,000-square foot space showcasing 100 works by 19 different artists at Fred Segal, 500 Broadway in Santa Monica. (310) 260-1300.
Steak ‘n Shake, a diner-style restaurant chain headquartered in Indianapolis, has signed a 10-year lease on the Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica, hoping to make it a flagship store. A grand opening is planned later this year. www. steaknshake.com. Bristol Farms, a Southern California grocery retailer of gourmet, organic and natural foods, has announced it plans to open a store in mid-summer at 3105 Wilshire Blvd. in Santa Monica. www. bristolfarms.com.
Mystic Journey Bookstore, a spiritual and metaphysical bookstore founded upon selfdiscovery, health and wellness, announced it will move from its location at 1319 Abbot Kinney Blvd. in Venice to an expanded site at 1624 Abbot Kinney Blvd. The reopening is scheduled at noon Friday, May 3. (310) 399-7070.
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Abatement ruling on Del Rey building and others upheld A Los Angeles Superior Court judge kept in place an abatement order that city law enforcement officials had previously secured against Deutsche Bank for ignoring its responsibility to maintain lawful and habitable conditions at their foreclosed and blighted properties, including one in Del Rey. The building, located at 11881 Jefferson Blvd., is one of 166 buildings that the German-owned bank allowed to fall into shabby conditions and facilitated the illegal evictions of hundreds of tenants in 2011, according to city authorities. City Attorney Carmen Trutanich initiated abatement proceedings on the Del Rey property as well as the other blighted buildings through the city’s code enforcement statutes, vacant building ordinance and public nuisance laws. Judge Elihu Berle denied Deutsche attorneys’ motion to dismiss the city’s claim April 25. Trutanich had filed a civil law enforcement action against Deutsche May 4, 2011. “The court’s denial of Deutsche Bank’s motion and rejection of its attempt to avoid responsibility represents a significant win for the city of Los Angeles,” said Trutanich.
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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013 061333 The following person is doing business as: Designers’ Bloopers, 12600 Washington Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90066, County of Los Angeles. Articles of Incorporation or Organization Number: AI #ON: Registered owner: Carmel Matteson, 12652 Woodgreen 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 1991. 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: Carmel Matteson, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on March 27, 2013. Argonaut published: April 11, 18, 25, May 2, 2013. NOTICE-In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013 062678 The following person is doing business as: Equinalytics, 1419 Peerless Place, Apt 122, Los Angeles, CA 90035, County of Los Angeles. Articles of Incorporation or Organization Number: AI #ON: Registered owner: James C. Hritz, 1419 Peerless Place, Apt 122, Los Angeles, CA 90035. This business is conducted by an Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Registrant Signature/ Name: James Hritz, President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on March 28, 2013. Argonaut published: April 18, 25, May 2, 9, 2013. NOTICE-In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013 065361 The following persons are doing business as: Canali Cafe, 123 Washington Blvd, Marina del Rey, CA 90292, County of Los Angeles. Articles of Incorporation or Organization Number: AI #ON: 2012 31810079. Registered owners: NB Taverna, LLC, 18123 Wakecrest Drive, Malibu, CA 90265. California. This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company. The registrants commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on March 1, 2013. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who
declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Registrant Signature/ Name: NB Taverna, LLC, Bitar, Imad, Member/Manager. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on April 2, 2013. Argonaut published: April 18, 25, May 2, 9, 2013. NOTICE-In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013 066119 The following person is doing business as: The Gibson Company, 11538 San Vicente Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90049, County of Los Angeles. Articles of Incorporation or Organization Number: AI #ON: Registered owner: Gibson International, 11538 San Vicente Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90049. California. This business is conducted by a Corporation. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 8/23/2008. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Registrant Signature/ Name: Scott Gibson, President, Gibson International,. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on April 3, 2013. Argonaut published: April 11, 18, 25, May 2, 2013. NOTICE-In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013 066381 The following person is doing business as: 1. Designers Source Group, 723 S. Glasgow, Unit A, Inglewood, CA 90301, County of Los Angeles. 2. DSG Art and Framing. 3. DSG Art. Articles of Incorporation or Organization Number: AI #ON: Registered owner: Benjamin A. Stark, Jr., 2409 Gates Ave., Unit A, Redondo Beach, CA 90278. This business is conducted by an Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 4/4/13. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Registrant Signature/ Name: Benjamin A. Stark, Jr., Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on April 3, 2013. Argonaut published: April 11, 18, 25, May 2, 2013. NOTICE-In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40
days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013 072616 The following person is doing business as: True Help Center, 4331 Crenshaw Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90008, County of Los Angeles. Articles of Incorporation or Organization Number: AI #ON: B545126. Registered owner: True Help Center, 5113 Briercrest, Lakewood, CA 90713. 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 information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Registrant Signature/ Name: True Help Center, Shane Timms, President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on April 10, 2013. Argonaut published: April 18, 25, May 2, 9, 2013. NOTICE-In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013 073064 The following persons are doing business as: Jazz In The Middle Publishing, c/o 1336 Grant Street, Santa Monica, CA 90405, County of Los Angeles. Articles of Incorporation or Organization Number: AI #ON: Registered owners: 1. Nancy Harms, 231 1st Street S. W., Clara City, MN 56222. 2. Arnold L. Fogel, 2324 Westridge Lane, St. Louis Park, MN 55416. 3. Peter S. Burke, 1336 Grant Street, Santa Monica, CA 90405. This business is conducted by a General Partnership. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Registrant Signature/Name: Peter S. Burke, Partner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on April 11, 2013. Argonaut published: April 18, 25, May 2, 9, 2013. NOTICE-In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code).
legal advertising FIcTITIOUs BUsINEss NamE sTaTEmENT File No. 2013 074765 The following person is doing business as: Palette Industries America, 832 19th St. #105, Santa Monica, CA 90403, County of Los Angeles. Articles of Incorporation or Organization Number: AI #ON: Registered owner: Matthew Sirotnik, 832 19th St. #105, Santa Monica, CA 90403. This business is conducted by an Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Registrant Signature/ Name: Matthew Sirotnik, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on April 12, 2013. Argonaut published: April 18, 25, May 2, 9, 2013. NOTICE-In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). FIcTITIOUs BUsINEss NamE sTaTEmENT File No. 2013 075884 The following persons are doing business as: Raining Jane, 7811 Westlawn Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90045, County of Los Angeles. Articles of Incorporation or Organization Number: AI #ON: Registered owners: 1. Mona
Tavakoli, 7811 Westlawn Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90045. 2. Chaska Potter, 7811 Westlawn Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90045. 3. Rebecca Gebhardt, 7811 Westlawn Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90045. 4. Mai Bloomfield, 7811 Westlawn Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90045. This business is conducted by a General Partnership. The registrants commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 1-23-08. 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: Pauollie Pants, LLC, Hollie Stenson, LLC. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on April 15, 2013. Argonaut published: April 25, May 2, 9, 16, 2013. NOTICE-In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). FIcTITIOUs BUsINEss NamE sTaTEmENT File No. 2013 075894 The following person is doing business as: MAD Property Management, 650 La Seda Road, #9A, La Puente, CA 91744, County of Los Angeles. Articles of Incorporation or Organization Number: AI #ON: Registered owner: Mary Ann Duhon, 650 La Seda Road, #9A, La Puente, CA 91744. This business is conducted
by an Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Registrant Signature/Name: Mary Ann Duhon, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on April 15, 2013. Argonaut published: May 2, 9, 16, 23, 2013. NOTICE-In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). FIcTITIOUs BUsINEss NamE sTaTEmENT File No. 2013 075918 The following person is doing business as: Sonic Butterfly Productions, 659 Oxford Ave., Venice, CA 90291, County of Los Angeles. Articles of Incorporation or Organization Number: AI #ON: Registered owner: Andrea Brook, 659 Oxford Ave., Venice, CA 90291. This business is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Registrant Signature/ Name: Andrea Brook. This state-
ment was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on April 15, 2013. Argonaut published: April 25, May 2, 9, 16, 2013. NOTICE-In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). FIcTITIOUs BUsINEss NamE sTaTEmENT File No. 2013 076481 The following persons are doing business as: Training with Leo, 2472 Barry Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90064, County of Los Angeles. Articles of Incorporation or Organization Number: AI #ON: Registered owners: 1. Sean Kearney, 2472 Barry Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90064. 2. Leonardo Mieres, 2472 Barry Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90064. This business is conducted by a General Partnership. The registrants commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 4-22013. 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: Sean Kearney. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on April 16, 2013. Argonaut published: April 25, May 2, 9, 16, 2013. NOTICE-In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on
which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). FIcTITIOUs BUsINEss NamE sTaTEmENT File No. 2013 076937 The following person is doing business as: West Coast Medical Collections, 7819 Berger Ave., Playa del Rey, CA 90293, County of Los Angeles. Articles of Incorporation or Organization Number: AI #ON: Registered owner: Jeffrey Stevens, 7819 Berger Ave., Playa del Rey, CA 90293. This business is conducted by an Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Registrant Signature/ Name: Jeffrey Stevens, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on April 16, 2013. Argonaut published: April 25, May 2, 9, 16, 2013. NOTICE-In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business
Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). FIcTITIOUs BUsINEss NamE sTaTEmENT File No. 2013 077074 The following persons are doing business as: Green On Main, 1311 1/2 Main Street, Venice, CA 90291, County of Los Angeles. Articles of Incorporation or Organization Number: AI #ON: Registered owners: Pauollie Pants, LLC. This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company. The registrants commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 4/13/13. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty
of a crime.) Registrant Signature/ Name: Pauollie Pants, LLC, Hollie Stenson, LLC. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on April 16, 2013. Argonaut published: April 25, May 2, 9, 16, 2013. NOTICE-In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code).
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L o s A n g e L e s T i m e s s u n d Ay C r o s s w o r d P u z z L e “PG-13” By ALAN ARBESFELD acROss 1 Within 5 Earthy tone 10 In the neighborhood 15 Riot control weapon 19 Grabber’s cry 20 Kansas City athlete 21 Cole Porter classic from “Can-Can” 23 It’s designed not to be noticeable 25 Lawman who killed Billy the Kid 26 Single 27 Significant ones? 29 Bad-mouthed 30 Ibsen play with music by Grieg 32 Rulers in a line 36 -y plus -y? 37 Subject with no depth? 43 Dewlapped critter 47 Grafton’s “__ for Alibi” 48 Bistro 49 Battery that’s 8.3 millimeters in diameter 50 Former park near the Harlem River 53 Fun-loving female 56 Env. directive 57 Wise 58 “Angela’s Ashes” sequel 60 Jewish campus organization 61 Begets 63 Swollen 65 Dummy
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47 What “8” may stand for 51 Like granola 52 Mounting aid 54 Hood with a rod 55 “Egad!” 59 Auteur’s starting point 62 Smack-dab 64 Largest of the Mariana Islands 65 Cruel type 66 All, in scores 69 One wishing for a real-life “undo” button? 70 Really cool 71 Actress Aimée 72 Agave fiber 73 Respect and then some 74 Oscar winner Mirren 77 Ga. Tech grad 78 “Edith, you’re __”: Archie Bunker 79 South Korea’s first president 80 Former capital of Italy 81 Process, as ore 83 Skewered Thai dish 86 Auréole wearer 87 “The Valachi Papers” author Peter 89 Hammer home? 90 Poker? 93 Bad-mouth 97 Be of __: help 98 Self-important authority figure 99 Computer terminal? 100 1986 Best Actress Matlin
102 One of three 1994 Peace Nobelists 103 Fit for a king 104 It shares its airport shuttle with National 105 Distributions to DJs 106 Idyllic places
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LEGAL ADVERTISING FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013 078000 The following person is doing business as: Asahi Gardens, 2248 W. 232nd St., Torrance, CA 90501, County of Los Angeles. Articles of Incorporation or Organization Number: AI #ON: Registered owner: Ken Nagao, 2248 W. 232nd St., Torrance, CA 90501. This business is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Registrant Signature/Name: Ken Nagao, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on April 17, 2013. Argonaut published: April 25, May 2, 9, 16, 2013. NOTICE-In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name
Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code).
or Organization Number: AI #ON: Registered owner: Julie Armstrong, 4519 Admiralty Way #B, Marina del Rey, CA 90292. This business is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Registrant Signature/ Name: Julie Armstrong, Psy.D., Owner/Sole Proprietor. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on April 18, 2013. Argonaut published: April 25, May 2, 9, 16, 2013. NOTICE-In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013 079522 The following person is doing business as: PsyDocs, 4519 Admiralty Way #B, Marina del Rey, CA 90292, County of Los Angeles. Articles of Incorporation
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forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013 080191 The following person is doing business as: Trek LA, 1621 Glyndon Ave., Venice, CA 90291, County of Los Angeles. Articles of Incorporation or Organization Number: AI #ON: Registered owner: Jennifer Russell, 1621 Glyndon Ave., Venice, CA 90291. This business is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Registrant Signature/ Name: Jennifer Russell, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on April 18, 2013. Argonaut published: April 25, May 2, 9, 16, 2013. NOTICE-In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920,
where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013 082706 The following person is doing business as: Magzon, 3855 Sawtelle Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90066, County of Los Angeles. Articles of Incorporation or Organization Number: AI #ON: Registered owner: Al Ubaidi Trading Co., Inc., 3855 Sawtelle Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90066. This business is conducted by a Corporation. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 3/23/1999. 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:Margheret Markarian, Secretary, Al Ubaidi Trading Co., Inc. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on April 23, 2013. Argonaut published: May 2, 9, 16, 23, 2013. NOTICE-In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on
NOTICE TO CREDITORS OF BULK SALE (U.C.C. Sec. 6104-6105) NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a bulk sale is about to be made. The name and business address of the seller are: Teva Foods, Inc., 640 S. Anderson St., Los Angeles, CA 90023. All other business names and addresses used by the Seller within the past 3 years, as stated by the Seller is: NONE.
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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013078297 The following person is doing business as: 1. Sub-Devison Productions, 1925 20th St. Apt. A, Santa Monica, CA 90404-4760, County of Los Angeles. 2. SubDevision Comics. 3. Afro Smiley Design. 4. Kandi Krypt. Articles of Incorporation or Organization Number: AI #ON: Registered owner: Kyrian H. Perry, 1925 20th St. Apt. A, Santa Monica, CA 90404-4760. These businesses are conducted by an Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 4-17-2013. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Registrant Signature/Name: Kyrian H. Perry, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on April 17, 2013. Argonaut published: April 25,
May 2, 9, 16, 2013. NOTICE-In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME FILE NO: 20081170606 DATE FILED: 7/31/2008. Name of Business: Canali Cafe, 123 Washington Blvd., Marina del Rey, CA 90292. REGISTERED OWNERS: Pasio II, Inc., 20 Ironsides St., #17, Marina del Rey, CA 90292. Business was conducted by a Corporation. 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: Pasio II, Inc., Kathryn Yeatman-Pasio, Co-Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on April 2, 2013. Argonaut published: April 25, May 2, 9, 16, 2013.
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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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NOTICE OF APPLICATION TO SELL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES Date of Filing Application: APRIL 17, 2013. To Whom It May Concern: The Name of the Applicant is: A AL CARTE THAI BISTRO, INC. The applicants listed above are applying to the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to sell alcoholic beverages at: 12404 W. WASHINGTON BLVD., CULVER CITY, CA 90230. Type of License Applied for: 41 On-Sale Beer and Wine - Eating Place. Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control 888 S. Figueroa St., Suite 320, Los Angeles, CA 90017 (213) 833-6043. Argonaut Published: April 25, May 2, 9, 2013. NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR CHANGE IN OWNERSHIP OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE LICENSE Date of Filing Application: APRIL 24, 2013. To Whom it may concern: The Names of the Applicants are: WINDWARD BAR & GRILL, LLC. The applicants listed above are applying to the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to sell alcoholic beverages at: 1607 PACIFIC AVE, VENICE, CA 90291-3613. Type of License Applied for: 41 - ON-SALE BEER AND WINE - EATING PLACE. Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control Los Angeles, 888 S. Figueroa St, Ste 320, Los Angeles, CA 90017. (213) 8336043. LA1296420. Argonaut Published: May 2, 9, 16, 2013. NOTICE OF SALE OF ABANDONED PERSONAL PROPERTY Notice is hereby given that under and pursuant in Section 1988 of the California Civil Code the Property listed below believed to be abandoned by Roger Slifer (Connie Carlton Conservator) & All other occupants, whose last address was 2911 4th Street #111, Santa Monica, CA 90405, will be sold at public auction at 2911 4th Street #111, Santa Monica, CA 90405 on 5/15/13 at 10:00 o’clock am. Description of Property: 4 lamps, 6 boxes of cleaning supplies, 2 desks, 6 boxes of computer supplies, 8 boxes of household products, 1 box of kitchen supplies. The Argonaut Newspaper: May 2, 9, 2013.
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