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‘Never Been So Bad’ Hate crimes are on the rise in L.A. County, experts tell state lawmakers in Santa Monica . .................................... 8

Runway Rises Again A reboot of Playa Vista’s retail heart

Get to know your neighborhood council candidates ahead of the June 2 local elections ...................................... 12

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‘Things Have Never Been So Bad’ Hate crimes are on the rise in L.A. County, experts tell state leaders in Santa Monica of Los Angeles, and Los Angeles County Human Relations Commission annual Hate Crime Report author Marshall Wong. Wong’s latest report identifies 508 hate crimes reported countywide in 2017 (the most recent data available) compared to 482 in 2016, a 5.4% increase. Race, ethnicity or national origin motivated at least 50% of L.A. County hate crimes in 2017 — up 9% from the previous year, while crimes targeting sexual orientation dropped 8%. The most frequent targets of L.A. County hate crimes in 2016 were members of the LGBT community, but in 2017 that changed to black people. There were 129 hate crimes against black people in 2017, accounting for 25% of all hate crimes and representing a year-over-year increase of 15%. Hate crimes specifically targeting people of Mexican heritage increased from 33 to 52, a spike of 58%. Of the 508 L.A. County hate crimes reported in 2017, 49 of them occurred in the county’s Metro West Service Planning

By Gary Walker A national expert on domestic terrorism groups, Anti-Defamation League investigative researcher Joanna Mendelson has been tracking extremist groups for nearly two decades. As of late, she’s been especially busy at work. “Things have never been so bad,” Mendelson declared last Thursday during the inaugural meeting of the California Assembly Select Committee on the State of Hate on the campus of Santa Monica College. Organized by committee chair Assemblyman Richard Bloom (D- Santa Monica), the meeting focused on how various institutions and public agencies are using data to inform law enforcement and public policy in response to an upward trend in hate crimes in Los Angeles County and other parts of the state. Panelists included Mendelson, Bloom, state Assemblywoman Sydney KamlagerDove (D- Culver City), LAPD Cmdr. David Kowalski, Brianne Gilbert of Data compiled by the Los AngelesB:9.722” County Human Relations Loyola Marymount University’s Thomas Commission notes a surge in hateT:9.722” crimes motivated by race, and Dorothy Leavey Center for the Study particularly against black people

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Runway Rises Again As malls adapt to online shopping disruption, Playa Vista’s retail center is removing vehicle traffic to emphasize experience-driven amenities By Gary Walker Less than four years after it first opened for business, Runway at Playa Vista officially breaks ground this Thursday on a $9.1-million makeover designed to reorient the 14-acre retail, dining and entertainment hub as a pedestrian-centric public space. The 1,000-foot segment of Runway Road that cuts east-west through the center of the complex and perpendicular connector Town Center Drive are both being closed to vehicle traffic and will be reactivated as walkable public space, similar to Santa Monica’s Third Street Promenade. “We’re taking the existing space right in the middle of the retail area and transforming it into something that will be able to activate that space,” explained Stenn Parton, Chief Retail Officer of DJM Capital Partners, the real estate development firm hired by Runway owners Invesco Real Estate to plan and oversee its transformation. There are several empty storefronts going into the renovation, including the recent closures of Hal’s Bar & Grill and 800 Degrees Pizza. But the renewed focus on open space and walkability, said Parton, has already attracted a variety of incoming tenants expected to fill several ground-level vacancies. These include the creative home décor boutique Alchemy Works, active wear brand Lole Apparel, and Lemonade founder Alan Jackson’s steakhouse concept Bull & Butterfly. Also coming soon is Brella, a hybrid co-working space and on-demand childcare center with a natural customer base in Playa Vista’s many young families. “With the repositioning of Runway, the project is now nearly fully committed to the remaining spaces we had to lease,” added Parton, who declines to discuss lease rates. The biggest addition coming to Runway is Free Market, a 24,000-square-foot space housing an eclectic mix of pop-up retail and restaurant concepts. The first Free Market opened in Denver on April 15, featuring cosmetics, chocolates, clothing, home goods and a barbershop, according to The Denver Post. “Retail is evolving quickly. Having an opportunity to work with startup brands in short-term pop-up locations will be a key component of Free Market, which we see as an incubator for different concepts including best-in-class L.A.-based restaurateurs, events and community space,” said Parton, whose brother and sister-in-law own and operate Free Market. Other changes coming to Runway include a dedicated rideshare drop-off PAGE 10 THE ARGONAUT May 9, 2019

The roadway that divides Runway at Playa Vista will be reactivated as open space location, and a different circulation plan customer preferences and disruption for the parking structure facing Jefferson from the increasing popularity of online Boulevard, and lots of new common area shopping. seating and landscaping. The Westside Pavilion, one of the area’s

“Retail is evolving quickly. Having an opportunity to work with startup brands in short-term pop-up locations will be a key component.” — Stenn Parton, Chief Retail Officer of DJM Capital Partners “We’re big believers that the human experience is more important than ever before. We need more experiences to share,” Parton said. “We believe that if you facilitate these personal experiences by creating great retail and dining reflective of where they live … your customer becomes your best salesperson for what you’re doing.” *** Colin Wellman, a principal at Venicebased commercial real estate agency Campbell -Wellman, thinks that creating temporary spaces for innovative concepts will be attractive to entrepreneurs and shoppers alike. “It takes the pressure off of landlords and tenants from having long-term leases, and it makes sense to try something untested in today’s retail world,” Wellman said. That retail world is one experiencing unprecedented upheaval due to changing

last traditional malls, was sold last year and will soon be converted to creative office space for Google. Santa Monica Place was redeveloped in 2010 into an open-air mall with more upscale retail and dining, and it now draws a good deal of its customer base from neighboring Third Street Promenade. HHLA in Westchester, formerly the Promenade at Howard Hughes Center, was designed with an open-air concept but will reopen this year as a more pedestrian-oriented destination with a greater focus on restaurants and higher-end shops. “The type of retail that people want to be engaged with has changed across the country. When people do go to a traditional shopping mall, typically their focus is on things that we think that HHLA should evolve into — which is more entertainment-driven, more food and beverage, and more lifestyle,” Austin

Kahn, chief investment officer for HHLA owners the Laurus Corp., told The Argonaut two years ago. Loyola Marymount University Associate Professor of Marketing Velitchka Kaltcheva, who specializes in retail trends and consumer motivation, said pedestriandriven shopping centers live or die on their ability to make customers feel like they’re somewhere special. “Pedestrian retail areas work better if they offer an extraordinary environment — a space different from everyday spaces that people typically inhabit. Because people now do a lot of shopping online, shoppers need a reason other than just buying merchandise to visit pedestrian shopping areas,” Kaltcheva explained. “My research shows that people’s self-concepts change when in extraordinary environments, which leads to lowered price sensitivity, meaning people are willing to pay higher prices,” she continued. “Pedestrian shopping areas should include other forms of entertainment, such as restaurants to draw traffic to the area. Stores in such areas should create experiences, not just sell merchandise.” *** The shifting emphasis of retail centers from goods to experiences appears to be driven by younger consumers — particularly Millennials, born in the 1980s and first half of the ’90s, who will soon be the largest population demographic in the U.S. Alex Lecross, 24, who works near Runway and often visits for lunch, likes the idea of limiting vehicle traffic: “So many people come here on a daily basis, so why not? I think it’ll probably attract more people,” she said. “I think walkability is super important here because you can see that a lot of people bring their kids,” said Spencer Sheehan, 28, who was also enthusiastic about a dedicated rideshare drop-off. He likes the idea of “creating a space where people don’t just shop, because sometimes people just want to hang out. I wouldn’t have to buy a beer at a bar anymore. I could just hang out in a public space.” But not everyone who lives in Playa Vista is optimistic about the changes, including retirees and Baby Boomers. “I think it’s a big mistake. The parking is so bad over there. To me it’s not a very lively place. They have some shops that have been there quite a while and don’t seem to have a lot of customers. I don’t think that it’s a place that people are going to go to shop,” said Lori Gage, a Playa Vista resident who frequents Cinemark (Continued on page 12)


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Get to Know Your Neighborhood Council Candidates The June 2 neighborhood council elections for Mar Vista, Del Rey, Venice and Westchester-Playa are less than four weeks away, so now is the time to get to know candidates in your neighborhood. Mar Vista Community Council candidates square off from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 11, at St. Bede’s Episcopal Church, 3590 Grand View Blvd. There are 26 candidates seeking 13 seats. Del Rey Neighborhood Council candidates meet with voters for a second time on Thursday, May 23. A question-andanswer panel happens from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Culver-Slauson Recreation Center,

5070 S. Slauson Ave. There are 19 candidates for 14 seats, plus one area director position without any seekers. The Venice Neighborhood Council is breaking candidates into two forums — one on Tuesday, May 28, and the other on Thursday, May 30, both at the Westminster Avenue Elementary School Auditorium, 1010 Abbot Kinney Blvd. There are 48 candidates seeking 21 seats. The Neighborhood Council of Westchester-Playa held a candidate forum last Saturday at Loyola Marymount University, but no other events are currently scheduled. There are 20 candi-

dates for 11 contested seats, while three open seats did not attract any hopefuls. Ivan Spiegel, who has volunteered as a county elections inspector and is presently the Venice Neighborhood Council’s appointed parliamentarian (not an elected office), is happy to see so many people running for council positions throughout the Westside. “I’m excited that so many people want to get involved because there are so many things that people are talking about. People are upset about homelessness and development. People are very upset about the [Venice Boulevard] road diet. People

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‘Things Have Never Been So Bad’ (Continued from page 8) Area, which follows along the coastline south from Malibu to Westchester and Playa del Rey, as far inland as Beverly Hills and Culver City. Perhaps more significantly, the lower overall population density of the area gave it the secondhighest per capita hate crime rate among service planning areas. (More specific location data was not immediately available.) Hate crimes are different than hate incidents — typically verbal rants or other communications that are hate motivated but not considered to be violating any laws. Discussion focused on hate crimes, though Mendelson stated that California presently has the highest activity of hate propaganda in the nation. “Unfortunately, what’s old is often new again,” said Kamlager-Dove, who described the hate crime statistics as “very enlightening, yet very disturbing.” Mendelson said high-profile hate

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incidents sometimes benefit white supremacist organizations as recruitment tools. “In many ways, the Charlottesville, Va., event [in 2017] was a watershed moment for many of these hate groups,” she said.

tions to organize — “and we’re seeing evidence that they’re using gaming sites now to recruit new members,” Mendelson added. Kowalski’s unit, the LAPD Counter Terrorism and Special Operations Bureau,

The most frequent targets of L.A. County hate crimes in 2017 were black people. Bloom expanded the conversation to note attacks on black churches in Louisiana and multiple fatal shooting at synagogues this year. “We’re bearing witness to more frequent attacks all over the world,” he lamented. Kowalski and Mendelson said the internet has become one of the best and most effective tools for racist organiza-

was involved in the joint operation with the FBI to thwart an alleged domestic terrorism plot by Mark Steven Domingo to detonate a bomb in Long Beach out of anti-Muslim hate. Court documents revealed that Domingo considered blowing up the Santa Monica Pier as an alternative. Stopping the bombing “was one of the

proudest days that I’ve had as a police officer,” Kowalski said. According to a recent public opinion survey on race relations and hate crimes in Los Angeles County, 73% of respondents in 2018 — down slightly from a high 77% in 2017 — said different racial and ethnic groups are getting along very well or somewhat well. “From our data I was surprised to see the numbers as high as they were,” commented Gilbert. “We know that perceptions of hate and actual acts of violence reported and classified by the police as hate crimes are two different things.” Bloom said the committee will hold similar meetings across the state this year. “In a diverse democracy,” said Kamlager-Dove, “I think we have an obligation to act.” gary@argonautnews.com

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Playa Vista and XD and occasionally shops at Whole Foods. “I think making it pedestrian-friendly is a horrid decision. There is not the kind or amount of retail to warrant the closure,” said Anita Eisenschiml, who has lived in Playa Vista for more than a decade. Wellman, however, echoed Sheehan’s sentiments about what motivates Millennial customers to visit retail centers: “People like to be outside and have an easygoing experience,” he said. But if Runway is banking on catering primarily to Millennials with high disposable income, that might not be such a good idea, said Rafael Padilla, a principal at PAR Commercial Brokerage in Santa Monica. “I think you have a problem when you’re targeting a specific demographic. When you’re relying mainly on one group of people you’re alienating another PAGE 12 THE ARGONAUT May 9, 2019

group,” said Padilla, who lives in Westchester. “In my opinion, you have to have a balance of customers in order to be successful.”

a person’s mood. I’m a Gen Xer and I like Millennials, but sometimes I might want to go somewhere else for a different experience,” he said.

“They don’t have the retail mass to create their own gravity, like The Grove or a larger shopping center.” — Rafael Padilla, PAR Commercial Brokerage *** Padilla believes that amenities, proximity and feeling safe are the key components of drawing customers to retail and entertainment destinations. “I go where I feel comfortable. Sometimes it just might depend on

But he agreed that Runway needs a creative new approach, given its relatively small footprint. “They don’t have the retail mass to create their own gravity, like The Grove or a larger shopping center. They’re a little center among apartments and offices. So I think any sort of change is welcome,

but whether it’s going to be successful has yet to be seen,” Padilla said. Parton said Runway is trying to attract both Playa Vista locals and visitors. He said Brella, the 7,000 square-foot coworking space that includes child care services, dovetails well with a community that is already home to many young families. “Brella is a perfect example of listening to the community and hearing what they want. We have a lot of dual-income families with children, and we feel that this is a perfect use of space for them,” Parton said. “We always like to create projects that the community is proud of. Our hope is that all the surrounding communities would see this as an extension of their neighborhood.” gary@argonautnews.com


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Rep. Tim Ryan is a Trump country Democrat running for president We challenged him to connect with Left Coast voters on the Venice Boardwalk Story by Joe Piasecki · Photos by Ted Soqui Homelessness is the first thing Ohio Democratic Congressman Tim Ryan wants to talk about after his rideshare drops him near the Venice Boardwalk. Like many visitors from the Midwest, he’s a little taken aback by the intensity of it — just how in-your-face homelessness has become — but he isn’t surprised to see it. “This is happening all over the country,” Ryan says. “In Cleveland, you’ve got the Cleveland Clinic — the most world-class health care facility you could have; sheiks in there getting heart surgery and paying cash. And then across the street you have one of the hardest-hit neighborhoods in Ohio. … You go to a conference in L.A. — it’s the Milken Institute, with muckety mucks from around the world — and then you drive not even a few miles and see people living in tents. To me it’s saying this system is broken. …” Ryan, 45, is in his 17th year of representing a Rust Belt district that includes the former industrial powerhouse cities of Youngstown and Akron. In November 2016, voters in Ohio’s 13th Congressional District supported Ryan over his Republican challenger by a margin of 68%, but they also shifted from 63% support for Obama to 51% support for Clinton, helping Trump win Ohio and the White House. And that’s why Ryan, one of 17 candidates who’ve qualified for the first Democratic primary debates in June, accepted The Argonaut’s invitation to spend the last Sunday morning in April talking to people on the Venice Boardwalk. Ryan challenged Nancy Pelosi’s return as speaker and has been critical of Democratic Party leadership for neglecting voters in the Heartland. But he also believes his platform of stimulating economic opportunities for working-class and middle-class people will resonate with voters on Venice Beach the same as in places like Ohio, Pennsylvania and Michigan — the states Democrats need to defeat Trump in 2020. PAGE 14 THE ARGONAUT May 9, 2019

“… I’m not saying there’s a magic wand, that I have some fairy dust,” he continues from earlier. “But the reality is that there is a way out, and we’ve got to start by coming together and stop being so divided, even though the president is intentionally every day trying to divide us. We’ve got to come together and we’ve got to challenge everybody. We’ve

talking to people, but “Don’t forget us after you’re done,” she says, introducing Ryan to a friend offering psychic readings to tourists. There’s no time for a palm reading, but Marie Fink is getting “really good vibes” from Ryan. She recently turned 69, and the boardwalk gig is what’s keeping her off the street. “I’ve worked all my life but

“You go to a conference in L.A. … and then you drive not even a few miles and see people living in tents. To me it’s saying this system is broken.” — Rep. Tim Ryan got to challenge corporate America — you can’t keep doing this; it won’t work. The healthcare community. Education. It’s not working. Look around!” *** Ryan stands out on the boardwalk. He’s tall, athletic — a former high school quarterback with a commanding presence —and also the only white guy in a sport coat for at least a mile. But he isn’t exactly a fish out of water here. Ryan is an evangelist for meditation and healthy eating, and has written books (“A Mindful Nation” and “The Real Food Revolution”) about both. He supports social-emotional learning in public schools and the removal of processed foods from school cafeterias. He’s supported Medicare for all since 2007, and wants take Obamacare a step further by creating a voluntary universal public option. Heading north along the boardwalk from Windward Avenue, Ryan introduces himself to a ceramic art vendor. She’s skeptical about political promises and won’t give her name. It’s great that he’s

I can’t work anymore,” says Fink, who lived in Ohio before spending the past 40 years in Venice. “I’m alone in my life and it’s very scary. What’s going to happen if Trump takes away everything and I can’t even go into a nursing home because there’s no more Social Security?” Steve Moore, an Army veteran who has been advertising “Shitty Advice: $1” on the boardwalk for 10 years, wants to know what Ryan will do about homelessness — specifically homeless veterans suffering from physical injuries, posttraumatic stress and resulting pharmaceutical dependencies. Ryan talks about his experiences meditating with wounded combat veterans and the need to evolve VA hospitals to offer “patient-centric care” with integrative health techniques. Moore wants to know why vacant buildings can’t be turned into housing for the homeless, and Ryan says he’d like to replicate Haven for Hope — a 22-acre housing facility with on-site job training, health care and other services from 30 local agencies — on a national scale. The ceramic art vendor returns — she’s in tears, wanting to talk about healthcare because her mother and her niece both

died from cancer not long ago. Anthony Barrio, who sells handmade crafts, is concerned about scapegoating of Latinos, who he says disproportionately lack opportunities for economic advancement and affordable housing. Ryan, father of a four-year-old boy and two stepchildren, asks about Barrio’s kids’ schools. “Pretty crowded. Too many kids,” says Barrio, who wants to know what exactly Ryan thinks he can do to improve public schools and reduce homelessness. “Invest money,” answers Ryan. “It’s going to take ideas and resources. If we want to end homelessness, we can do it, but you’ve got to have a president who drives the agenda. … I can be in Youngstown or Venice Beach, and the issues for working-class people — health care, housing, jobs — are the same.” The sentiment resonates with Barrio, who tells me he lost his job at a finance company when recession hit in 2008 and that “we have to get united to solve these problems.” On our way into Zelda’s Corner for breakfast burritos, three longtime Venice locals kid Ryan about wanting to know his positions on Millennials (Imprisonment or indentured servitude?) and abolishing electric scooters. Inside, a 35-year-old woman who lives in Orange County admits she doesn’t even know who her congressperson is — she’s too busy trying to make ends meet in a gig economy that has her driving for Uber and multiple food delivery services, walking dogs and babysitting on demand. She used to work a 9-to-5 office job. “It’s not that the rich people have more opportunity than rich people have always had, it’s that the middle people have less opportunity to climb the ladder, and that’s the problem,” says Ryan. Back in Ohio, “We lost the GM facility in Lordstown, and we just found out last night that 800 people got an email from Falcon Transportation not to show up for work in the morning. Trump is going around telling


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The Argonaut tagged along as Democratic presidential hopeful Tim Ryan, a congressman from Ohio, asked people on the Venice Boardwalk what they worry about most everybody how great the economy is, but it really isn’t for most people.” *** Ryan talks about reinvesting in American cities by bringing back community development block grants, expanding health and mental health services, and increasing education spending. He talks about using the power of the White House to stimulate jobs in renewable energy and electric car manufacturing. Instead of posturing about tariffs against

China, he would advance a national imperative to dominate global manufacturing of green technologies. “We’ve got one to two million electric cars today, and we’re going to have 30 million by 2030. Somebody’s going to make them. Do you ever hear the president talk about this? Never. He’s talking about John McCain, Barbara Bush, race-baiting and Maxine Waters — he’s going to prop someone up, an immigrant or person of color, to be the foil. And I want those electric cars to be made here. I

want the batteries made here. I want the charging stations made here.” But what about West Los Angeles? The good jobs are already here, but housing is so costly and scarce that many middle class families can’t really afford to live here anymore. Less than $90,000 gets you a three-bedroom house in Youngstown. West of the 405 Freeway, a modest two-bedroom house will run you more than $900,000. “Oh my God,” says Ryan, asking what my wife and I earn, and how much we pay for rent. “How do

you do it?” But Ryan offers a similar ideological approach to bolstering the middle class in former steel towns and Silicon Beach. “Start spreading out the jobs, spreading out the wealth — and lift some of the other communities up,” he says. “Part of it is reinvestment. Part of it is education. Part of it is what the new economy looks like, and I put a lot of this at the president’s feet.” joe@argonautnews.com May 9, 2019 THE ARGONAUT PAGE 15


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Dining by Design Allow art at ESMoA to set the mood for a meal in downtown El Segundo By Christina Campodonico You could say ESMoA’s latest art experience EAT is inspired by flavor: sweet, salty, savory and sour. The front of the exhibit, featuring photos of glistening desserts and ceramic slices of cake, is focused on sweets, while other sections have briny, more bitter overtones. There’s a section devoted exclusively to saltshakers — various shapes and sizes — while a British still life featuring dead fish and lobsters evokes the taste of the sea. L.A. artist Patrick Martinez’s sculpture of a sheet birthday cake honoring the quarter-century celebration of one young man evokes the joy of a birthday cake, but also a bittersweet aftertaste. Its title is morbid: “25 and still alive.” “This man had a very violent upbringing,” says Holly Crawford, the co-curator of EAT, about the subject of cake portrait. “To make it to 25 is a really, really big deal.” Neither taste nor flavor were initially the organizing principles of EAT, she says, but the exhibit offers inviting ways to experience food, among them a Filipino-style Sari Sari cart, serving up various snacks during gallery hours, and evocative videos of oozing fruit by Stephanie Sarley that are quite erotic. (Think Georgia O’Keefe’s voluptuous flower paintings, but with grapes or juicy oranges.) “Yeah, it is sexual, and what I love about it is it’s a reminder of pleasure, like things can be pleasurable and food should be very pleasurable, too,” says Crawford. Outside the museum’s doors more temptations await; be inspired by the works in ESMoA to guide your dining affairs.

If tempted by Jo Ann Callis’ “Forbidden Pleasures” photos series of decadent desserts, you may want to run out to Smallcakes Cupcakery and Creamery (225 Main St.) across the street from ESMoA. There you can mix and match cupcakes to fit your mood: Choose the Lemon Drop cupcake if you’re tempted by Callis’ close up of a glistening lemon tart with a whirl of meringue on top, pick the mini-donut topped chocolate vegan cupcake if you’re enamored by her gleaming glazed donut, or select the gluten-free white chocolate raspberry cupcake if you’re vibing with Wayne Thiebaud’s pastel of a yellowy moon pie-like dessert with a red berry on top. (The two are almost mirror images of each other.) Just like the fork sinking into Joan Takayama-Ogawa’s imagining of a berry-crowned white chiffon cake, you’ll want to dive into Smallcakes’ fruit-laden sangria wine cupcake filled with surprises. Use the plastic pipette peeking out the top to dole out droplets of sweet sangria across this pillowy confection; use a knife and fork to discover its filling of winesoaked strawberries. German artist Marco Reichert’s luscious close-up of giant glazed strawberries, “Erdbeerschnitte,” comes to mind while eating this treat, as do the muddled strawberries in Sausal’s strawberry margarita, which you can order at the 219 Main St. restaurant-and-bar neighboring Smallcakes. The half-moon salt rim hugging this well-mixed cocktail is just the right

antidote to a sugar coma, preparing your palate for a zesty dinner. Like the brilliant paint splatters in Wenceslao Quiroz’s East L.A.-inspired images of street food vendors and their wares — ice cream cones or elote — Sausal’s dishes are packed with explosions of flavor and color. Their crispy fish taco is served on a purple tortilla; the chipotle-spiced shrimp diablo is a fiery orange. Nicole Maloney and Treg Miller’s “EAT II,” featuring an American flag painted on old-fashioned brick with the words “EAT” underneath and French fries scattered over the “E,” would fit right in at the new saloon-themed El Segundo Chophouse (131 W. Grand Ave.), which serves up a “Butcher’s Cut” steak with corn, keeps cowboy boots on its shelves and covers its seat cushions with old blue jeans. Go here if Carole Bayer Sager’s cheekily titled oil of a buttery ear of corn, “Corny,” has your mouth watering. If you’re taken with the eclectic assortment of tchotchkes and vintage kitchen utensils from the collection of Tania Norris (a pig with a chef’s hat doubles as a rolling pin holder), you can continue the Americana theme at Wendy’s Place (107 W. Grand Ave.). This wood-paneled whole-in-the-wall is quirky and classic, serving up traditional American breakfast fare from fluffy pancakes to steak & eggs. Between the Norman Rockwell prints on the wall and cozy vibe of the restaurant’s red leather booths and chairs, you’ll feel transported to grandma’s kitchen — if, you know, grandma had a diner, too. If you’re seeking something a tad more

sophisticated and find the herbs on Norris’ shelves also appealing, snag a table at the much-buzzed about pasta spot Jame Enoteca (241 Main St.) if you can. The scarpinocc stuffed pasta with braised beef cheek in a heavenly brown butter sage sauce is an herb enthusiast’s delight. The charred Brussel sprouts at Jame (or Sausal) are also very adult choices if you’re feeling the dark and broody moods of the muddy-colored English, German or Dutch still life paintings in the exhibition. Lastly, you can reenact artist Matthias Gálvez’s depiction of a contemporary Last Supper at Deluca Pasta (225 Richmond St.). The long table at the restaurant’s center can also seat 12 (sorry, Judas) and has a dramatic white tablecloth, making it the perfect setting for a rowdy, but hopefully less back-stab-y, dinner with your loved ones. (Then again, what’s a family dinner without a little drama?) Deluca’s menu offers dozens of wines to choose from and welcomes you with a bread basket to share. If inspired by the long baguette at the center of Gálvez’s painting, try the restaurant’s signature Grandma Dee’s meatballs panini-style in a fresh banquette with mozzarella and basil leaves. Who says you have to stop savoring art after you hit the gallery? EAT remains on view from 1 to 8 p.m. on Thursdays and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays through May 18 at ESMoA, (208 Main St., El Segundo). Free. Call (310) 277-1020 or visit esmoa.org May 9, 2019 THE ARGONAUT PAGE 17


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Cara Romero’s epic billboard-size images of Native American boys challenge stereotypes about indigenous people By Kelby Vera Contrary to narrower views of history, Native American life in Southern California has never been a thing of the past. As home to one of the the largest populations of urban-dwelling Native Americans in the United States, Greater Los Angeles is a pivotal place for indigenous culture to thrive. The rich histories and contemporary worlds of Native culture will demonstrate their spark during the second annual Indigenous Now festival at Santa Monica’s Tongva Park on Saturday, May 11. Evoking the Tongva word “Kuuyam” — meaning “guest” — the day of dance, music, spoken word and visual art is intended to honor and uplift indigenous voices often erased or unheard. The festival invites people with and without indigenous heritage to liberate their idea of what being Native American means. The festival honors the Tongva people (for whom Tongva Park is named) PAGE 18 THE ARGONAUT May 9, 2019

as the traditional caretakers of the Tovaangar region, the land spanning through the Los Angeles basin and southern Channel Islands. The festival opens with a blessing at

new sculptural installation. A showcase of artist Cara Romero’s work from the recent Desert X biennial in Coachella Valley — four of her five billboard-sized photographs from the

“I want to advertise the beauty of our people and our resilience, our children and their future.” — Native artist Cara Romero noon, before going on to feature work and performances from contemporary indigenous dance group Dancing Earth, two-spirit artist Snowflake Towers, Santa Fe choreographer Natalie Benally, Pacific hip-hop artist Dakota Camacho, singersongwriter Kelly Caballero, and TongvaChumash rapper Jessa Calderon. TongvaAjachmem artist L. Frank is debuting a

series “Jackrabbit, Cottontail & Spirits of the Desert” — will loom large over the park landscape. Romero, a woman of Chemehuevi heritage who was born in Inglewood and currently resides in New Mexico, honors the vibrancy of native life with her bold, large-scale photography. Aiming to break down stereotypes about indigenous

people, Romero utilizes lush colors, crisp commercial lighting and theatrical staging. The spirit of past and present pulses through Romero’s epically scaled photos from Desert X, which span 42 feet long. The full series of five photographic vignettes depicting a huddle of young Chemehuevi boys in traditional attire challenges people’s notions of the passive, noble native. Full of life, the little boys — whose characters are drawn from traditional folklore and mythologized here as youthful time travelers — venture through the desert landscape, clearly the guardians of the grounds. One evokes the wisdom of generations of ancestors as he gazes directly into the lens; perfectly placed palm trees frame his figure. Another seamlessly slips into the scenery as he scales a cluster of boulders. In another frame, where the boys run through a wind farm, we’re reminded of the tension between the land and its


ArgonautNews.com modern inhabitants, the push and pull of living with an Earth whose essence is gradually being siphoned off with the extraction of its natural resources. The group of four prove their place in the contemporary world as they hang out in the back of a rusty pickup truck. Romero’s work tilts more political in a frame showing the now sunglass-clad boys in front of a stark white wall with the words “No Wall” emblazoned on it in a defiant scrawl. For Romero, it was important for the work to respond to the landscape with a fresh Native narrative that addressed the hallowed and harsh nature of the desert. “I wanted to respond to the sacred places. I wanted to respond to the wind energy development. I wanted to respond to the political landscape,” she said. “So sometimes [the boys] showed up in the city, sometimes they showed up in front of a wind farm. Sometimes they showed up in front of sacred sites on little trucks the way that boys play… There was a way to connect to their humor and their sacredness and their courage and all of these things that appear with the little boys and appear in the landscape.” The placement of “Jackrabbit, Cottontail & Spirits of the Desert” on billboards alongside the Gene Autry Trail (a busy desert highway) during Desert X set it apart from many of its more secluded, off-the-beaten-path counterparts, allow-

ing the piece to be seen not only by destination art enthusiasts, but also everyday commuters — a thrilling experience for Romero. “It’s been kind of this apex moment for me to be able to create such incredibly positive visibility for California Natives,” she said. The idea of literally “advertising” Native vitality was revelatory for Romero, who explained, “It became this mega-powerful, like, epiphany. I want to advertise the beauty of our people and our resilience, our children and their future. … And of course with the wall piece I wanted to show love.” And Romero sees the works’ visit to Tongva Park as an extension of that journey. “I think any positive recognition — any visibility to help mainstream Los Angelenos connect with the idea that they’re on Indian land — I think it’s not only helpful to the Indian population … it’s also helpful to non-Native peoples to see how much in this day and age we do all need to be grounded, how much we do all need to get back to the spirit of the landscape that is indigenous.” Indigenous Now happens from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday (May 11) at Tongva Park, 1615 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica. The event is free and open to all. Find more information at santamonica.gov/arts.

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Average Price

APRIL ‘19 Homes Sold

Average Price

Culver City

34

$1,059,600

36

$1,099,900

Marina del Rey

34

$1,200,400

29

$1,179,300

Palms/Mar Vista

45

$1,610,100

39

$1,359,900

Playa del Rey

13

$1,405,900

8

$1,238,500

Playa Vista

16

$1,261,500

17

$1,373,700

Santa Monica

54

$1,908,400

44

$2,522,700

Venice

12

$2,141,900

10

$2,299,700

Westchester

37

$1,289,300

35

$1,314,600

Total

245

218

The Argonaut Home Sales Index is presented monthly. Figures are sourced from sales reported to MLS as of 5/1/19. Argonaut Home Sales Index © The Argonaut, 2019.


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7818 N Glenoaks Blvd.

2/2 Single story with fireplace, large lot

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12048 Juniette St.

3/2 Lovely single story home with private pool & 2 car garage

Sat 2-5

10207 Summertime Ln.

1/1 Lovely second floor unit w/ engineered wood floors

$439,000

Joan Moon

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310-895-0990

3/2 Single story, private pool, needs TLC

$650,000

Bill Ruane

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downey Sat 2–4

11651 Old River School Rd.

el segundo Sat 2-4

406 W. Grand Ave.

4/3 Brand new, open floor layout, rooftop deck

$1,539,000

Bill Ruane

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412 W. Grand Ave.

4/3.5 Brand new, open floor layout, rooftop deck

$1,599,000

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508 Fairview Blvd.

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Stephanie Younger

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Stephanie Younger

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$649,000

Michelle Rappoport

KW Silicon Beach

310-210-8504

2/2.5 Extensively renovated end-unit townhome

$949,000

Jesse Weinberg

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lAke BAlBoA Sun 2-5

16927 Enadia Way

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6209 Ocean Front Walk

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$8,885,000

Bill Ruane

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310-877-2374

Sat, Sun 2-5

7840 W 81st St.

3/3 Ocean views from master bedroom

$1,795,000

James Suarez

KW Silicon Beach

310-862-1761

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8505 Gulana Ave #6103

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$765,000

Stephanie Younger

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$529,000

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$1,089,000

Stephanie Younger

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3/2 12,000 s.f. double lot with fruit trees, updated in 2006

$1,299,000

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redondo BeAch Sat 2–4

2421 Sebald Ave.

west lA Sat 2-5

11722 Ohio Ave. #202

3/2.75 Turnkey condo in the heart of West LA

$898,000

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8331 Bleriot Ave.

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$1,450,000

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7569 Midfield Ave.

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$945,000

Stephanie Younger

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7325 Ogelsby Ave.

4/3 www.7325Ogelsby.com

$1,395,000

James Suarez

KW Silicon Beach

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6345 85th Pl.

3/3.5 Kentwood remodel w/ permitted garage conversion (ADU)

$1,799,000

Carla Zeoli

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310-803-7087

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7808 Goddard Ave.

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Stephanie Younger

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Sat, Sun 2-5

7807 Truxton Ave.

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$1,150,000

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$2,195,000

Stephanie Younger

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7400 W 89th St.

4/3.5 Open living area, high ceilings, hardwood floors

$1,825,000

James Suarez

KW Silicon Beach

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8107 Georgetown Ave.

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$1,300,000

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Open House Directory listings are published inside The Argonaut’s At Home section and on The Argonaut’s Web site each Thursday. Open House directory forms may be emailed to KayChristy@argonautnews.com. To be published, Open House directory form must be completely and correctly filled out and received no later than 3pm Tuesday for Thursday publication. Changes or corrections must also be received by 3pm Tuesday. Regretfully, due to the volume of Open House Directory forms received each week, The Argonaut cannot publish or respond to Open House directory forms incorrectly or incompletely filled out. The Argonaut reserves the right to reject, edit, and/or cancel any advertisng at any time. Only publication of an Open House Directory listing consitutes final acceptance of an advertiser’s order.

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The ArgonAuT PRess Releases FrencH country style

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“You will be impressed with this stately two-story, threebed, two-bath North Kentwood home,” says agent Jane St. John. “The living room boasts a beautiful fireplace, lovely hardwood floors, and east-facing windows. A bright white kitchen with laundry area and Dacor range leads to open dining area and family room. The upstairs has a spacious master suite with private office and built-ins, fireplace, luxurious bathroom with spa tub and a west-facing private balcony.” Offered at $1,589,000 Jane St. John RE/MAX Estate Properties 310-577-5300 x301

“This home is sure to enchant all who are lucky enough to experience it,” says agent Stephanie Younger. “Enter to a welcoming living room, flooded with warm light courtesy of oversized windows facing the front yard. To your left, a breakfast nook introduces the pass-through kitchen and the built-in bar. The master suite is bright and airy, with vaulted ceilings and a large closet. A large grassy yard and patio space share the generous backyard with a detached two-car garage.” Offered at $1,150,000 Stephanie Younger Compass 310-499-2020

entertAiner's dreAM

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“This perfectly located, traditional-style home is on a corner lot at a cul-de-sac,” say agents Bob and Cheryl Herrera. “Walk up to the front door framed by two tall beautiful palm trees. Step into the warmth of the open living and dining room combination featuring French doors leading to the enclosed backyard. Hardwood floors flow throughout, except for the kitchen and baths. Three bedrooms total, one bedroom is on other side of the home it's so perfect for office or guests.” Offered at $1,595,000 Bob & Cheryl Herrera PRES 310-578-0332

“Newly built in 2013, this impressive contemporary home is situated in Playa del Rey,” says agent Bob Waldron. “This four-bed, four-bath custom-built home offers an open floor plan with soaring ceilings. The private front yard leads to living and dining areas, providing the ultimate indoor-outdoor living experience. A luxurious master suite includes a private deck and den area with French doors leading to a second private balcony. The rear yard offers an outdoor dining area and backyard garden.”

incredible oceAn VieWs

AzzurrA in MArinA del rey

Offered at $582,500 Charles Lederman Charles Lederman & Associates 310-821-8980

Offered at $1,599,000 Jesse Weinberg & Blake Taylor KW Silicon Beach 800-804-9132

Offered at $1,949,000 Bob Waldron Coldwell Banker 310-780-0864

“Incredible views are offered from this spacious one-bed, one-bath home, with quintessential coastal living,” says agent Charles Lederman. “With floor-to-ceiling windows, ample storage and a generously-sized patio for entertaining, this view-centric gem is ready for you to customize to your liking. Ideally situated in the West Tower South, with yearround AC and heat, along with access to Marina City Club's plethora of amenities. Ideally located near Abbot Kinney, shopping centers, LAX, and so much more.”

“Stunning 180 degree Marina and ocean views are offered from this extensively remodeled two-bed, two-bath home in the full service Azzurra,” say agents Jesse Weinberg and Blake Taylor. “The unit boasts tons of natural light, complete privacy, and full walls of glass with custom shades. Beautifully renovated, the kitchen features a built-in wine refrigerator. The master offers a luxurious bathroom with a separate tub. The unit also offers laundry inside, two-car parking, central AC, and more.”

The ArgonAuT REAl EstAtE Q&A

Part 2: How 2018 tax changes impact California homeowners (Continued from 4/11/18) The estate tax is a legacy tax on gifts (inheritance) left to family members or other individuals upon a person’s death. These taxable items include: real estate; cash; personal property; business assets; and insurance money. However, the IRS normally taxes very few estates when individuals receive items upon a person’s death. This is simply because most individuals don’t exceed the threshold or lifetime exclusion for being taxed on their wealth at the time of death, as it was quite high under the old rules and is even higher under the new rules. For example, under the new rules a single filing jointly won’t pay any taxes on inherited estates unless the estate exceeds $11.2 million. Thus, this “tax cut” impacts an extremely limited number of taxpayers. Individual mandate removed Taxpayers who don’t carry health insurance will no longer pay a penalty for remaining uninsured — this was called the individual mandate to induce everyone to be insured no matter the level of personal health. The impact of repealing the individual mandate will be twofold: • an immediate tax break for those taxpayers who did not have health insurance as they will no longer pay a tax penalty; and • higher insurance rates for everyone who has health insurance. The reason? The individual mandate was an effort to induce more healthy people to sign up for health insurance. These additional premiums helped insurers keep their costs down, and if not, the government collected a tax penalty to cover the increased cost of

government payments to health insurers.

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deductible in full.

But now that healthy people don’t face a penalty for enrolling in basic health insurance plans, insurers are left with a higher share of sick people on insurance since healthy individuals will opt out. When more of the insured are using their health plans because of illness or other ailments, insurance become more costly.

Another change ushered in during the 2018 tax year is a decrease to the corporate tax rate for C corporations (a corporation taxed separately from its owners as distinguished from S corporations, partnerships and LLCs). Many brokerage firms are structured as C corporations and thus the decrease applies to them. Previously, the corporate tax rate for C corporations was graduated, capping out at 35%. Now, the corporate tax rate is a flat 21%. [26 USC §11(b)]

When it comes to housing, taxpayers with the most expensive homes — and thus higher property tax payments — are also paying more federal taxes under the new SALT limit. Higher tax payments by wealthier individuals will have a domino effect on home sales in California, causing reduced home values in hightier residential properties, according to a study by the Cleveland Federal Reserve Bank.

However, the 3.8% tax on net investment income and profits added by the Affordable Care Act remains in place under the new rules. The Affordable Care Act added a 3.8% tax on net investment income and profits (classified as unearned income) when modified adjustable gross income (AGI) exceeds a threshold of $250,000 for joint filers (or $200,000 for single filers). For real estate investors, this includes income and profit from: • the operations and sale of rental property; and • interest income on savings and trust deed notes, earnings on land held for profit and rents received on triple net leased property. Other miscellaneous changes impacting real estate Beginning in 2018 and through 2026, taxpayers may choose to defer the gain from the sale or exchange of property when the money is reinvested in a qualified opportunity zone within 180 days of the sale. [26 United States Code §1400Z-2(a)] This rule rewards investors who put money into low-income areas which don’t often see investment, designated opportunity zones by California’s state government. Much like a §1031 exchange, the profit does not “disappear” in the eyes of the IRS. Rather, it is deferred until the investor sells the property or until December 31, 2026, whichever comes sooner. [26 USC

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This tax reduction not only hugely decreases the amount of money C corporations owe the IRS, but it effectively increases the value of C corporation ownership – the investors holding the company stock. The 2018 changes also include a cap to net operating loss (NOL) taken by a business. Previously, NOLs were able to offset up to the full amount of taxable income carried backward up to two years and forward by 20 years. Now, NOLs may only be carried forward, not backward, and the threshold is limited to 80% of the taxable income each year. [26 USC §172(a); (b)] Tax changes impact home values Before the 2018 tax changes, taxpayers who itemized their deductions were able to deduct the full amount paid in SALT taxes each year, essentially avoided the compounding of paying federal taxes on their state tax payments. Now, SALT deductions are capped at $10,000 — the same for single and married taxpayers. For many Californians (and other taxpayers located in hightax and high-income states, like New York and New Jersey), their SALT taxes well exceed the new cap. This translates to being taxed at the federal level on additional taxable income that under previous rules was

The CFRB study finds the average home value change across the U.S. will be -5.7%. In other words, home values will be 5.7% lower than they otherwise would have been under the old rules which allowed taxpayers to deduct their full SALT payments. However, due to the state’s higher home values, this reduction will be much more significant for California’s homeowners. Here, the average price difference due to the SALT cap will be: This negative price change will be on top of any other market factors – recoveries, recessions, immigration, trade – which push and pull on prices. For example, 2018’s rising interest rates and falling sales volume have already begun to pull back on home prices in 2019. ThIs week’s quesTIOn was answered by

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO. 2019098738 Type of Filing: Amended The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: TWO HILLS MEDIA; 13900 Panay Way R114 Marina Del Rey, CA 90292. COUNTY: Los Angeles. REGISTERED OWNER(S) Susan O’Leary Hull, Bruce M. Hull Jr, 13900 Panay Way R114 Marina Del Rey, CA 90292. THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY a Married Couple. The registrant commenced to transact business under the Fictitious Business Name or names listed above on: 4/2019. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. /s/: Bruce M Hull Jr. TITLE: Owner. This statement was filed with the LA County Clerk on: April 12, 2019. NOTICE – in accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the county clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to Section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. a new Fictitious Business Name statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411 et seq., business and professions code). Publish: The Argonaut Newspaper. Dates: 4/18/19, 4/25/19, 5/2/19, 5/9/19 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO. 2019099454 Type of Filing: Original The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: BLOCKSENSYS; 5710 Crescent Park East Apt. 413 Playa Vista, CA 90094. COUNTY: Los Angeles. REGISTERED OWNER(S) Abdulrahman Fahad Sindi, 5710 Crescent Park East Apt. 413 Playa Vista, CA 90094. THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY an Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the Fictitious Business Name or names listed above on: N/A. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. /s/: Abdulrahman Fahad

Sindi. TITLE: Owner. This statement was filed with the LA County Clerk on: April 15, 2019. NOTICE – in accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the county clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to Section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. a new Fictitious Business Name statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411 et seq., business and professions code). Publish: The Argonaut Newspaper. Dates: 4/25/19, 5/2/19, 5/9/19, 5/16/19 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO. 2019104926 Type of Filing: Original The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: IMPACT CONSULTING; 5720 W. Centinela Ave. #226 Los Angeles, CA 90045, PO Box 451964 Los Angeles, CA 90045. COUNTY: Los Angeles. REGISTERED OWNER(S) Carole Neal, 5720 W. Centinela Ave. #226 Los Angeles, CA 90045. THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY an Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the Fictitious Business Name or names listed above on: N/A. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. /s/: Carole Neal. TITLE: Owner. This statement was filed with the LA County Clerk on: April 19, 2019. NOTICE – in accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the county clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to Section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. a new Fictitious Business Name statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411 et seq., business and professions code). Publish: The Argonaut Newspaper. Dates: 4/25/19, 5/2/19, 5/9/19, 5/16/19 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO. 2019112230 Type of Filing: Amended. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: NELSON MANAGEMENT CO; 930 Westbourne Dr., #100 West Hollywood, CA 90069. COUNTY: Los Angeles. REGISTERED OWNER(S) Vivian R Nelson, 930 Westbourne Dr., Apt. 100 West Hollywood, Ca 90069. THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY an Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the Fictitious Business Name or names listed above on: 4/2019. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. /s/: Vivian R Nelson. TITLE: Owner. This statement was filed with the LA County Clerk on: April 29, 2019. NOTICE – in accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the county clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to Section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. a new Fictitious Business Name statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this

statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411 et seq., business and professions code). Publish: The Argonaut Newspaper. Dates: 5/9/19, 5/16/19, 5/23/19, 5/30/19

Public notices Notice of Self Storage Sale Please take notice US Storage Centers - Marina Del Rey located at 12700 Braddock Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90066 intends to hold an auction of the goods stored in the following units in default for non-payment of rent. The sale will occur as an online auction via www.storageauctions.net on 5/16/2019 at 10:00AM. Unless stated otherwise the description of the contents are household goods and furnishings. Brad Bernard Berlin; Garret Matthew Griggs; Phillip Duane Coates; Luis Eduardo Sanchez Moncada; Souksada Tiny Yang. All property is being stored at the above self-storage facility. This sale may be withdrawn at any time without notice. Certain terms and conditions apply. See manager for details. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME Case No. 19SMCP00181 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES. Petition of KATHY KELLEMANN, for Change of Name. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1.) Petitioner: Kathy Kellermann filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: a.) Katherine Ann Kellermann to Kathy Kellermann 2.) THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING: Date: 06/28/2019. Time: 8:30 AM. Dept.: K Room: A-203. The address of the court is 1725 Main Street Santa Monica, CA 90401. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: Los Angeles. Original filed: April 17, 2019. Lawrence Cho, Judge of the Superior Court. PUBLISH: The Argonaut Newspaper 4/25/19, 5/2/19, 5/9/19, 5/16/19 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME Case No. 19SMCP00214 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES. Petition of RYAN ANTHONY HOUTZ, for Change of Name. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1.) Petitioner: Ryan Anthony Houtz filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: a.) Ryan Anthony Houtz to Ryan Anthony Funk 2.) THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING: Date: 08/09/2019. Time: 8:30 AM. Dept.: K. The

address of the court is 1725 Main Street Santa Monica, CA 90401. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: Los Angeles. Original filed: May 6, 2019. Lawrence H. Cho, Judge of the Superior Court. PUBLISH: The Argonaut Newspaper 5/9/19, 5/16/19, 5/23/19, 5/30/19 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME Case No. 19TRCP00086 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES. Petition of HARPER RAE DECOU by her parents, KRISTIN MALISSA DECOU AND ROBERT MALCOLM DECOU, for Change of Name. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1.) Petitioner: HARPER RAE DECOU by her parents, KRISTIN MALISSA DECOU AND ROBERT MALCOLM DECOU filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: a.) Harper Rae DeCou to Kalea Rae DeCou 2.) THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING: Date: 05/17/2019. Time: 8:30 AM. Dept.: B. The address of the court is 825 Maple Avenue Torrance, CA 90503. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: Los Angeles. Original filed: March 26, 2019. Deirdre Hill, Judge of the Superior Court. PUBLISH: The Argonaut Newspaper 4/18/19, 4/25/19, 5/2/19, 5/9/19 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING PROPOSED FEE INCREASES AND NEW FEES AT LOS ANGELES COUNTy BEACHES AND HARBORS FACILITIES Notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held by the Board of Supervisors of the County of Los Angeles regarding new and increased fees charged by the Department of Beaches and Harbors for facilities and services at Marina del Rey and Countyowned, controlled and managed beaches, effective June 1, 2019. The proposed revisions to existing fees and new fees will offset operating costs for services provided to the public and to maintain the high standards expected by the public at Department facilities, as well as to fund additional positions to provide ongoing maintenance of new facilities and new programming. Said hearing will be held on May 28, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. in the Hearing Room of the Board of Supervisors, Room 381B, Hall of Administration, 500 West Temple Street (corner of Temple Street and Grand Avenue), Los Angeles, California 90012. The Board of Supervisors will consider and may adopt the increased and new fee schedule. Further, notice is given that the Board of Supervisors may continue this hearing from time to time. Written comments may be sent to the Executive Office of the Board of Supervisors at the above address. If you do not understand this notice or need more information, please call (424) 526-7777. Si no entiende esta noicia o si necesita mas informacion, favor de llamar a este numero (424) 526-7777. 5/9, 5/16/19 CNS-3248967# THE ARGONAUT


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Thursday, May 9 Culver City Arts District Spring Mixer, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Enjoy a spring evening in the district with light bites and refreshments at UCPLA Washington Reid Gallery, 6110 Washington Blvd., Culver City. RSVP to info@culvercityartsdistrict.com. facebook.com/culvercityartsdistrict Turntables & Tacos, 6 to 9 p.m. Every Thursday enjoy an evening of the best beats. Dance up an appetite before chowing down on tasty tacos. Amiga Wild, 2124 Lincoln Blvd., Venice. (323) 628-2144; amigawild.com Serving Up Comedy, 7 to 9 p.m. Showcasing a new lineup of standup comics each second Thursday of the month, the featured performers are followed by an open mic. The Warehouse, 4499 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey. No cover; suggested donations to benefit First Responders. (310) 823-5451; servingupcomedy.com

Friday, May 10 Little Hands - BIG MESS, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Head to Huzzah toy shop with your creative kid for a morning of hands-on activities designed for 2- to 3-year-olds. From slime to dinosaur digs, let your little ones enjoy activities which are sure to make a mess without the worry of cleaning up, and feel free to join in on the fun! Huzzah, 2122 Lincoln Blvd., Venice. $35. huzzahtoys.com Jimmy Brewster with Suzanne Taix, 6:30 to 9 p.m. Jimmy Brewster and Suzanne Taix perform all the classics

from Sinatra to rock-n-roll in a beautiful venue with huge dance floor. Enjoy dinner and then cut a rug at the Marina City Club, 4333 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey. (310) 822-0611; marinacityclub.net Don’t Tell Santa Monica, 7:30 p.m. Don’t Tell Comedy is a secret comedy show in living rooms, backyards and other intimate settings around Los Angeles. BYOB. RSVP to receive the address of the event, taking place somewhere in Santa Monica. $15. donttellcomedy.com Steven Lugerner’s SLUGish Ensemble, 8 and 9:30 p.m. Steven Lugerner (baritone saxophone & bass clarinet), Greg Uhlmann (guitar), Paul Cornish (piano), Garret Lang (acoustic bass) and Michael Mitchell (drums) perform two sets of jazz at Sam First, 6171 W. Century Blvd., Ste 180, Westchester. $20. (424) 800-2006; samfirstbar.com “12 Angry Men” Performed by 12 Impassioned Women!, 8 p.m. In this adaptation by Sherman L. Sergel of Reginald Rose’s Emmy-Award winning movie 12 Angry Men, an all-female cast will be gracing the stage. The production will be directed by Natalia Lazarus and performed by 12 L.A. women. Promenade Playhouse, 1404 3rd St Prom., Santa Monica. $20 to $28. (310) 656-8070; promenadeplayhouse.com QUEER|sweat Dance Festival, 8:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Celebrate queer choreographers at this two-day festival presented by Highways Performance Space and Moises Josue

Michel. Come by Friday to see Illsquared and Luke Dakota Zender, and then come back Saturday to enjoy the creations of bbmoves’ Bernard Brown, Cacia LaCount and Ironstone. Highway Performance Space, 1651 18th St, Santa Monica. $25 to $40. highways-performance.org DJ Jedi & Anthony Valadez Dance Party, 9 p.m. Deejays are on the decks spinning new and old soul, funk, blues, rock, hip-hop, beats, breaks and anything else that gets the dance floor going. Townhouse & Del Monte Speakeasy, 52 Windward Ave., Venice. No cover. (310) 392-4040; townhousevenice.com

Saturday, May 11 Roga, 8 a.m. A running group and all-levels yoga class each Saturday morning through Aug. 3. Meet under the Santa Monica Pier sign at the top of the ramp for a brisk two- or five-mile run. Walkers welcome. Afterward, Jen Dapper leads a yoga class. Bring your own mat. Santa Monica Pier, 200 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica. Free. santamonicapier.org Westchester’s Wood-Fired Community Oven Bake, 11:30 a.m. Bring dough and toppings to bake your own pizza in an authentic wood-fired adobe oven. Oven is ready for baking bread around 2 p.m. Holy Nativity Episcopal Church, 6700 W. 83rd St., Westchester. Free. (310) 850-8022; westchestercommunityoven@gmail.com Lawn Bowling Open House, noon. The Santa Monica Bowls Club hosts an (Continued on page 31)

Mother’s Day Open House at Ten Women Gallery Pick up some last-minute gifts for the heroic matriarchs in your life during the Mother’s Day Open House on Saturday (May 11) at Ten Women Gallery. The Santa Monica co-op gallery, which has been supporting local female artists for 25 years and currently features empowering pieces by 25 fabulous female creatives, offers a selection of artworks for 10% off, a live mosaic demonstration and free refreshments from 4 to 8 p.m. at 2719 Main St., Santa Monica. Visit tenwomengallery. com/events

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A Mother’s Day Musical:“Hot Flashin’” @ Odyssey Theatre This new original musical comedy arriving just in time for Mother’s Day weekend tells the tale of five women in their “middle to late years” who’ve seen it all. With grown children and limited incomes against rising costs of living, the quintet manages to find humor in life’s stressful situations.   Limited engagement: 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through May 19 at Odyssey Theatre, 2055 S. Sepulveda Blvd., West L.A. $33.75 to $37.50. (310) 477-2055; hotflashinmusical.com Tragedy & Love:“The Heart (Réparer Les Vivants)” @ Théâtre Raymond Kabbaz French actor Emmanuel Noblet brings his acclaimed solo performance and adaptation of this touching French novel to life, telling the story of how a 19-year-old boy’s surfing accident leads to a 24-hour race to transplant a human heart. The play is in French with English subtitles.

“Hot Flashin’” arrives at the Odyssey just in time for Mother’s Day

Murder, She Wrote:“And Then There Were None” @ Morgan-Wixson Theatre Based on Agatha Christie’s classic whodunit, this tale of murder and mystery focuses on the guests marooned at a lonely island resort and how they die ... one by one. Now playing 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and at 2 p.m. Sundays through May 24 at Morgan-Wixson Theatre, 2627 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica. $20 to $23. (310) 8287519. morgan-wixson.org

West L.A. $32 to $37. (310) 477-2055; to $35. (323) 821-2449; wcjt.tix.com odysseytheatre.com Grief in Bohemia:“a D..th .n V.n.c.” Faith and Healing:“Bar Mitzvah Boy” @ Pacific Resident Theatre Penned and performed by actress @ Miles Memorial Playhouse Mary Jo Deschanel (yes, she’s related A secularized man in his 60s longs to Zooey), this brand-new play explores to reconnect with his Jewish roots by throwing the bar mitzvah he never had. how the lives of eight women are Meanwhile, a female rabbi must come changed by an unexpected death in Venice, Calif., in 1975. to terms with her 11-year-old daughNow playing at 8 p.m. Fridays and ter’s terminal cancer diagnosis. Can both find meaning through their faith? Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays through May 19 at Pacific Resident Theatre, Last shows: 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday (May 703 Venice Blvd., Venice. $25 to $30. 9 to 12) at Miles Memorial Playhouse, (310) 822-8392; pacificresident1130 Lincoln Blvd., Santa Monica. $25 theatre.com

Morality Play:“Crime and Punishment” @ Edgemar Center for the Arts This provocative adaptation condenses Fyodor Dostoevsky’s tome on the murderous inclinations of a young and arrogant Raskolnikov into a 90-minute psychological thriller, featuring three actors only. Now playing at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and at 2 p.m. Sundays through May 26 at Edgemar Center for the Arts, 2437 Main St., Santa Monica. $15 to $25. (323) 9607822; onstage411.com/crime

One performance only: 7:30 p.m. Saturday (May 11) at Théâtre Raymond Kabbaz, 10361 W. Pico Blvd., West L.A. $20 to $30. (310) 2860553; theatreraymondkabbaz.com Talk Nerdy to Me:“Smart Love” @ Pacific Resident Theatre In this new comedy with a scientific twist, the Wachowski’s household is turned upside down when the family’s son returns from MIT with an unexpected guest. Run extended; last shows: 8 p.m. Saturday and 5 p.m. Sunday (May 11 & 12) at Pacific Resident Theatre, 703 Venice Blvd., Venice. $25 to $34. (310) 822-8392; pacificresidenttheatre.com Sermons and Showmanship: “Faith Healer” @ Odyssey Theater Is Fantastic Francis Hardy a miracle worker or a charlatan in search of a dollar? Four monologues explore the healing power of faith. Last shows: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday (May 10, 11 & 12) at Odyssey Theatre, 2055 S. Sepulveda Blvd.,

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Los AngeLes Times sundAy Crossword PuzzLe “YOUTH GROUP” By GAIL GRABOWSKI

Tales from the Lopside My boyfriend and I are in a long-distance relationship (for almost four years) that works very well, talking daily and seeing each other every two months. The problem is that it feels like he has much more love for me than I have for him. (He’s totally head over heels and expresses this constantly.) I absolutely do love him, and I tell him frequently. But my love intensity just does not match his. I should also mention that I’ve tried to leave him in the past. I didn’t think the relationship was serving me. He is married and technically unavailable. (He is working toward dissolving the marriage.) Also, he works hard but has no financial resources. I do want to stay in the relationship, but I’m not sure how to deal with the imbalance in expressiveness. I don’t want to be inauthentic. — Pressured

conducting their exit interview. In light of this, your boyfriend’s expressing love in the manner of a burst water main may be a form of “mate guarding,” evolutionary psychologists’ term for attempts to fend off mate poachers and keep one’s partner in the relationship. Because we humans have an evolved motivation to reciprocate — to give back what we get in equal measure — it’s possible that the more romantically expressive your boyfriend is, the more you’re led to feel you’re shorting him on what he seems to be owed. But is the apparent emotional asymmetry here actually a problem? Many people do make the assumption that romantic partners’ love should be 50-50 and that there’s something wrong with the relationship when it isn’t. However, what really matters is whether there’s enough love on each side to keep the partners together — especially in the face of any costs imposed by a partner You’re dating a man who not only or the relationship. is still married but needs to crowdfund Accordingly, consider whether the his divorce. long-distance aspect might be staving Many women believe it’s somehow off feelings and conflict that could nobler if they love a poor dude, telling come out if you two were living togeththemselves (and often the guy) that they don’t really care about money. But er. Research repeatedly finds that women tend to resent male partners as I often point out, because women are the ones who get pregnant, female who aren’t their equals or betters in job status and earnings. For example, a emotions evolved to make women feel study by business school professor bad — resentful, angry, screwed over —when they get involved with men who Alyson Byrne finds that a woman’s having higher job status (and the are (for example!) still “married and money that comes with) often leads to technically unavailable” and have “no marital instability and divorce. She and financial resources.” Boyfriend: “Hey, her colleague even find that women honey … got ya a great birthday preexperience “status leakage,” finding the sent, and you won’t even be charged for it till your next credit card statement!” status they’ve earned through their work diminished by virtue of their having a And even if a woman is a staunch lower-status spouse. feminist who’s all “I don’t care who the As for you, you say you want to stay in earner in the relationship is,” the psychological operating system driving the relationship, presumably because you love your boyfriend. However, it’s us right now is adapted for ancestral also possible that your being in the times and the problems that arose relationship for a while — almost four then. So it just keeps on keepin’ on, years — is keeping you in the relationpushing a woman to go for men who ship. Consider what economists call the can “provide,” even when she’s on the “sunk cost fallacy,” the human tendency birth controlliest birth control (like a to keep investing in a project based on copper IUD — basically bioterrorism for the time, energy and/or resources sperm, backstopped by a Ukrainian we’ve already “sunk” into it. Of course, nightclub bouncer). the rational approach is deciding to In other words, you are not getting the continue based on whether the long end of the stick here, financially or investment will pay off sufficiently in commitment-wise, and evolution has the future. programmed you to be nagged by Looking at your situation that way feelbad emotions until you do someshould help you make a decision. At the thing to change that. Your boyfriend, moment, as I see it, there’s nothing meanwhile, surely has some feelbad of standing between the two of you riding his own. Because men coevolved with women, male psychology leads men to off into the sunset together … pulling a wagon carrying his current wife, their anticipate that female romantic therapist, a divorce mediator and partners who feel shorted on cash flow several bill collection agents. and/or commitment will soon be

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

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options: Abbr. 11 With less delay 12 Weasley family owl 13 Clapton classic 14 County fair fare 15 “Just think ... ” 16 Held another session 17 Instrument with a flared 60-Across 18 Headed up 19 Weather-sensitive hr. 24 EPA-banned pesticide since 1972 29 Danish seaport 31 Bear with a toohard bed 32 Storm relief org. 33 Region in the Eurasian Steppe 34 Nam lead-in 35 “Enchanted” film title girl 37 Coconut sources 38 Road warning 42 Coconut Grove setting 43 Jack Reacher creator Lee __ 44 Stroked tool 45 Russo of “The Intern” 46 Fruity soda 47 Development areas 48 Farther down 49 Compressed video format 54 Celebrity chef Bobby 55 Apple.com array 56 Resort near Snowbird 58 Planning session product 59 Fairly large, sumwise 60 Louisville Sluggers, e.g. 61 Golf’s “Big Easy” Ernie 63 Aquarium favorite 64 Subs aren’t on it

65 Sounds of thunder 68 Far from relaxed 69 Matter of fact 70 “So that’s it!” 73 __ Mawr College 76 Pose in fancy clothes, say 78 Abutting 79 Sch. with a Phoenix campus 80 Wild way to run 82 Former “Fashion Emergency” host 83 Severely harm 84 19-y’ar-old comics character 86 Seaweed wrap purveyors 87 Hammer-throw trajectories 88 Gave up, as arms 89 “A Death in the Family” author 91 It’s a bad sign 92 Broad-leafed maritime plant 97 Doc 98 Look after 99 2009 Tony-winner “Billy __ the Musical” 100 Site of Arizona’s Red Rock State Park 101 Type that can’t stay off the grass? 103 Ready to explode 104 Mild oaths 105 Kidney-related 106 Co-star of Betty, Rue and Estelle 110 Case workers: Abbr. 111 Some movie ratings 112 “All bets __ off” 114 Swiffer product 115 Soul, to Sartre 116 Youth found in this puzzle’s seven longest answers 117 Author of macabre tales


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Mar Vista Community Council Candidates Forum, 1 to 4 p.m. Aspiring council members have the opportunity to speak to voters about issues such as traffic, homelessness and development. The League of Women Voters moderates the forum. St. Bede’s Episcopal Church, 3590 Grand View Blvd., Mar Vista. marvista.org Melody Masters Band, 1 to 3:30 p.m. Listen to live music, nibble on light refreshments and dance the afternoon away. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. Culver City Senior Citizens Center, 4095 Overland Ave., Culver City. $5. (310) 253-6700 Short Stories: “The Child is Father to Man,” 1:30 to 2:20 p.m. Local performer Arnold Weiss presents a dramatic performance of short stories by Chekhov, Fitzgerald and Hemingway. West Los Angeles Regional Branch Library, 11360 Santa Monica Blvd., West L.A. Free. (310) 575-8323; lapl.org Music by the Sea, 2 to 5 p.m. A scenic harbor view is the backdrop for a salsa concert by Charangoa. Fisherman’s Village, 13755 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey. (310) 301-9900; visitmarinadelrey.com Hushfest, 7 p.m. to midnight. Listen to some of Southern California’s finest deejays playing the best music hip-hop

has to offer and witness an old-fashioned hip-hop battle between East and West Coast during this silent disco. Santa Monica Pier, 200 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica. $10 to $50. eventbrite.com Folk Rock-n-Blues Night, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Live performances of folk and blues by Stefani Valadez, Steve Moos, Rick Moors and Christo Pellani. UnUrban Coffee House, 3301 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica. (310) 315-0056; unurban.com Doug Mug Swanson, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Bassist-songwriter Doug Mug Swanson and his band the Thugs play rock, blues, country, Southern rock and rockabilly at The Cinema Bar, 3967 Sepulveda Blvd., Culver City. No cover. (310) 390-1328; facebook.com/ douglasmuglas

Sunday, May 12 Brewport Mother’s Day Brunch, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Show mom how special she is with a brunch featuring champagne tasting flights, complimentary for moms in attendance. The first 20 mothers to arrive receive a Mother’s Day gift bag. Brewport Tap House, 204 Main St., El Segundo. (310) 648-8972; brewporttaphouse.com Music by the Sea, 2 to 5 p.m. A scenic harbor view is the backdrop for a salsa concert by the Susie Hansen Latin Band. Fisherman’s Village, 13755 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey. (310) 301-9900; visitmarinadelrey.com Santa Monica Second Sunday Concert, 4 p.m. Silicon Beach Chamber Orchestra performs Chopin, Debussy and Ravel as well as new works by and performance by Iridas as part of their

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A Poet ’s Performer Anna Tivel wraps her music around relatable characters in profound moments Anna Tivel builds her songs to human scale. With a poet’s economy and eye, the dogloving Portland songwriter compresses the scruffy details and lingering mystery of characters scrambling to maintain toeholds in towns she’s drifted through during her gig-logging travels. “Homeless Child,” “Two Strangers,” the angelbeseeching migrant of “Fenceline,” and sleeping lovers of “Minneapolis” (“Curled like two questions, a couple of dancers/ Alone in our separate thoughts”): They rivet her attention throughout her fourth album, “The Question,” which she’s currently promoting with a West Coast tour. “Lined up with the laundry, your slacks and all those stockings / Suit jacket and the soft things you dance in when you dream / The neighbors never mention, the woman they see leaving / chamber music series. Saint Paul’s Lutheran Church, 958 Lincoln Blvd., Santa Monica. Donations accepted. (310) 999-3626; siliconbeacharts.com Mt. Olive 2nd Sunday Jazz, 5 p.m. This month listen to The Chris Dawson Quartet. Mt. Olive Lutheran Church, 1343 Ocean Park Blvd., Santa Monica. $10 donation. (310) 452-1116; mtolivelutheranchurch.org Mary Fahl Concert, 8 p.m. Singersongwriter and former lead singer of October Project Mary Fahl performs her expressive and emotional solo music at McCabe’s Guitar Shop, 3101 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica. $25. (310) 828-4497; mccabes.com

Monday, May 13

Culver City Rock and Mineral Club, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Prepare for the Fiesta of Gems by filling grab bags and prepping postcards, while mingling with old and new friends. Veterans Memorial Auditorium, 4117 Overland Blvd., Culver City. (310) 850-4398; culvercityrocks.org

MainStay Gallery Grand Opening

Tuesday, May 14

Welcome the newest addition to the Westside’s art scene from 7 to 10 p.m. this Saturday (May 11). Housed in the Frank Gehry-designed Edgemar Complex, MainStay Gallery (2443 Main St., Santa Monica) debuts collections from international muralist and painter Ivotopia, the vibrant photographic landscapes of Michael Scott Adams, and textile sculptures by Emmy-nominated costume artist Swinda Reichelt. Email rsvp@ mainstaygallery.com to get on the list.

Theatre Fare Play Reading Class, 9 to 11:30 a.m. Every second Tuesday of the month, participants hold readings with PRT artists. Pacific Resident Theatre, 703 Venice Blvd., Venice. Free. (310) 822-8392 Women’s Sailing Association Presentation, 6 to 8:30 p.m. Director of USC’s Archaeology Program and Associate Professor of the Practice of Religion Lynn Dodd speaks about her archaeological research on Catalina

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open house for guests to experience lawn bowling. Wear, flat, smooth-soled shoes; equipment provided. Douglas Park, 2439 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica. Free. (310) 440-9400; smbowls.org

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Anna Tivel is a bard of new-millennium America Is the man who works the morning shift selling gasoline” (from “The Question”) Spare in her presentation and vocal delivery, Tivel likewise measures the weight of the words she chooses with scenepainting care. (Sign up for her mailing list, and you’ll get a monthly poem along with tour updates.) Part of the tension Island. Social hour starts at 6 p.m. followed by a light dinner and the program at 7 p.m. Santa Monica Windjammers Yacht Club, 13589 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey. Free. rsvp@wsasmb.org NAMI Family to Family Program, 6:30 p.m. This 12-week course is designed to facilitate a better understanding of mental illness, increase coping skills and empower participants to become advocates for their family members. Covenant Presbyterian Church, 6323 W. 80th St., Westchester. Free. Register with Paul at (310) 892-8046 or pstans5@aol.com. Downbeat 720, 7:20 to 10 p.m. This positive performance lab for high school performing artists provides a safe space for student self-expression. Whether you’re a singer, poet, emcee, dancer, actor or musician, bring your skill and try out new material in front an audience of your peers. The Miles Memorial Playhouse, 1130 Lincoln Blvd., Santa Monica. Free. smgov.net

Wednesday, May 15 Westchester Mental Health Guild Annual Meeting, 11:30 a.m. Nicole Barkopoulos speaks on “Dynamic Aging and the Quest for Fulfillment.” A light buffet lunch is served during the meeting. Covenant Presbyterian Church, Westminster Hall, 6323 W. 80th St., Westchester. Free; RSVP to info@westchestermhg.org Meditations on Media, 6 to 9 p.m. Gerry Fialka’s stimulating soiree inventories the psychic effects of media on individuals and society. Beyond

in her music arises from the contrast between the drama of the stories she tells and the deceptive girlishness of her singing voice. Listen to the burned dignity of “Worthless,” though, and the steel inside her tone reveals itself as she moans over a smoldering groove, “I never did wrong/ I never was tempted ’til the day you named my anger,” before her despairing protagonist falls on the sword of her own will. On the album, producer Shane Leonard’s arrangements subtly magnify the otherworldliness of Tivel’s keenly imagined tales. This Friday she arrives at McCabe’s with a four-man band similarly adept at framing her nuanced storytelling. — Bliss Bowen Anna Tivel performs at 8 p.m. Friday (May 10) at McCabe’s, 3101 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica. Tickets are $18 at (310) 828-4497 or annativel.com. Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice. Free. (310) 306-7330; laughtears.com Family Art Workshop: Paw-some Dog Portraits, 6 to 9 p.m. Shelley Levy teaches how to capture a dog’s unique personality using vibrant colors and mixed media. All skills level welcome. Brentwood Art Center, 1301 Montana Ave., Brentwood. $55. (310) 451-5657; brentwoodart.com Soundwaves Series: The Carillon Quartet, 7:30 p.m. An ensemble of young new music trumpeters perform a program inspired by the Borges’ short story “The Aleph” imagining a convergence of spacetime. Santa Monica Public Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica. Free. (310) 458-8600; smpl.org Improv Diary Show: Hey It’s May, 8 to 9 p.m. Two brave people read from their teen diaries while improvisers do scenes inspired by the readings. M.i.’s Westside Comedy Theater, 1323-A (“A” stands for alley) 3rd Street Promenade, Santa Monica. $6. (310) 451-0850; westsidecomedy.com Terell Stafford Quintet, 8 and 9:30 p.m. Terell Stafford (trumpet), Bill Cunliffe (piano), Chris Lewis (sax), Mike Gurrola (bass) and Roy McCurdy (drums) perform two sets of jazz at Sam First, 6171 W. Century Blvd., Ste 180, Westchester. $25. (424) 800-2006; samfirstbar.com

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Master of the Kamancheh Silk Road Ensemble’s Kayhan Kalhor improvises music with emotional resonance By Bliss Bowen Certain musical instruments evoke the human voice, like the pedal steel or slide guitar, the Indian sarangi — and the kamancheh, also known as the Persian spiked fiddle. In the hands of a master, its deep tones can inspire sympathetic, almost primal emotional responses from listeners. The kamancheh is the instrumental province of Kayhan Kalhor, a sublime musician and composer who is also adept with the setar (Iranian lute) and Persian violin. Born and raised in Tehran by his Kurdish family, the 54-year-old Kalhor’s lifelong mission to connect cultures through art earned him an Isaac Stern Human Spirit Award last September for his “outstanding contribution to our understanding of humanity through the medium of music.” Next Thursday, he’ll appear with Kurdish tanbur player Ali Akbar Moradi in an improvisational concert at the Skirball Center. The two globally recognized master musicians have been friends since they were teenagers, when Kalhor was playing violin in a professional orchestra and Moradi was being schooled in the

Kayhan Kalhor, who divides his time between Iran and California, champions culture’s practical value in a violent world tanbur’s traditional repertoire. Hopefully Thursday’s concert will include their celebratory tune “Showgh (Joyful Anticipation),” from their 2004 album “In the Mirror of the Sky,” alongside pieces from Kalhor’s new release “It’s Still Autumn,” an elegant, culture-bridg-

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been collaborating for 20 years), Ghazal (his duo with Indian sitarist Shujaat Khan), Malian kora maestro Toumani Diabaté, Turkish saz player Erdal Erzincan, and Masters of Persian Music. He brought quiet dignity and an emotional center to Morgan Neville’s 2016 documentary about the Silk Road Ensemble, “The Music of Strangers,” with his personal stories of sacrifice for his music and a transcendent solo performance in Istanbul’s Basilica Cistern (described by Neville as “magical” in an interview with The Argonaut). The personal detail he divulged in that film was unusual for him, but Kalhor has long championed culture’s practical value in a violent world, and his belief that a vibrant society demands a healthy trinity of politics, economy, and culture; if one stops operating in good faith with the other two, societal rot sets in. Culture outlives politics, as he noted in Neville’s film, and no one remembers who was king when Beethoven was composing his 5th Symphony. That judicious worldview informs all Kalhor’s work — and also earned him an invitation from the Dallas Morning News

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last May to write an op-ed about the U.S. and Iran, since he divides his off time between Iran and his Southern California ranch, where he raises Arabian horses. Kalhor was still marveling at his 2017 concert tour in Iran for “ecstatic” young audiences, his first there since 2009, and worrying about hopes dashed by the U.S .withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal. Since the Trump administration’s travel ban, he is reportedly spending more time in Iran. Onstage, a thick shock of silver hair shadows Kalhor’s bent face as he kneels behind the kamancheh, a position that allows him to move more freely with the music while maneuvering the instrument and drawing his bow across its strings. Moradi plies the tanbur with equal intensity, almost as if it were part of his own being. With both, the effect created is one of strangely lyrical communion, which bodes well for Thursday’s concert. Kayhan Kalhor and Ali Akbar Moradi perform from 8 to 10 p.m. next Thursday (May 16) at the Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd. Tickets are $25. Call (310) 440-4500 or visit skirball.org.

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