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NOW WE’RE MAD! - Westchester homeowners who live near Loyola Marymount University held a peaceful protest outside of the university’s southern entrance on LMU’s undergraduate commencement day May 11 after they were told that the university would not rescind its decision to charge students and faculty for parking.

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Amendment to remove ethics training scofflaws after 3 months passes By Gary Walker The Neighborhood Council of Westchester-Playa revamped what one high-ranking board member thought was an integral part of its bylaws May 9. Vice President Mark Redick’s motion to amend the council’s bylaws that would allow the board president to remove a member who has not taken ethics training within three months after being sworn in passed unanimously. “If we’re not compliant with the training, we shouldn’t be voting… period,” said board President Cyndi Hench. The Los Angeles Department of Neighborhood Empowerment, as well as the City Council, mandates that all members of neighborhood councils pass conflict of interest training every two years.

The rules change is not retroactive. In addition to the restructuring of the rules pertaining to ethics training, another board member spoke of additional changes to some of the seats on the council, which some feel were created specifically for certain local and business interests when the board was certified a dozen years ago. Craig Eggers told the council that he believes some seats cater to businesses interests. “I think that as an advisory council we have an obligation to periodically review our bylaws and standing rules,” Eggers told The Argonaut after the meeting. “I see advisory councils as a living organism and sometimes things change.” Redick said few if any of these representatives (Continued on page 8)

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Behind the curtain of the north runway plan

Re: “Litigation encouraged in wake of City Council vote on LAX modernization,” (Argonaut, May 9). The airport continues to make misleading statements about their desire to move the north runway further into the Westchester community. Los Angeles World Airports Executive Director Gina Marie Lindsey has repeatedly stated that the runway move will not require additional land purchases because they already own the needed property to the north of the airport. It is true that the airport owns the land previously referred to as the LAX Northside Redevelopment area, but that land serves as the noise buffer between the runway and the community. If they are going to move the runway onto that property, they will need to acquire additional land to provide a comparable noise buffer. That will take

additional houses and potentially schools from our community. The second misleading statement, made in a previous article, is that the north runway is a “landing” runway, which is not as noisy as the inner take-off runway, so it will not impact the noise levels in the community. Living directly north of the airport, I can see planes taking off from the north runway. These planes bring extra noise into the community and are intrusive, particularly to the properties in Playa del Rey. We cannot trust the airport concerning this move and their statements that it will not have a negative impact on the Westchester/Playa del Rey neighborhoods. The alternate plans supported by the neighborhood council will also bring jobs to the airport and the surrounding communities, so why are LAWA, the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce and the LAX Coastal Area Chamber of Commerce so intent on further encroaching into our community, which has VOL 43, NO 20

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Re: Incubator School proposal My son is currently a student of Grand View Elementary School teacher Sujata Bhatt. He has always been identified as gifted and therefore bored in class. I have countless books, artworks and activities he’s created over the years during class time because he wasn’t being challenged and was bored. I’ve always given him supplemental work. However, this year is the first time he’s excited about school and what he’s learning. I’m a very hands-on parent who believes in volunteering and working in the classroom. This is the first time he has a teacher who encourages creative learning concepts and engages every child regardless of their level. Bhatt encompasses every facet of dynamic instruction and I support her endeavor as should the Los Angeles Unified School District and Board Member Steve Zimmer. Children these days are deeply entrenched in technology so wouldn’t it make sense to implement it into learning? This is what engages children to yearn for more. We need more schools like this to help our children keep up with technology-based learning. The school system we currently have in place is failing our children. This is an avenue for children to learn in a way that challenges and prepares them for the future and I whole heartedly support it. Hopefully the Incubator School can prove to be a model for a new way

of teaching children who currently get lost in the system after elementary. Children need innovation and enthusiasm within their schools and from their educators. I hope that the board recognizes the value the Incubator School would provide to the district and the community. By investing in programs that parents and students are choosing we can assure students will stay motivated and have better preparation for the future. The Incubator School is an exciting concept and should have LAUSD’s support to start and grow. The city of Los Angeles will benefit from the entrepreneurs creating new local businesses and employment opportunities. The Incubator School is necessary for our children, beneficial to LAUSD and to our city. Pilot schools are an alternative to charters and are supposed to attract and retain students who would otherwise leave the district. LAUSD needs to help pilots reach success by building awareness and outreach to potential students. Parents and students need to know there are alternatives. In order for this to happen they need to approve a site for the Incubator School immediately. Alisha Pye-Dean

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Early on May 11, in the morning of “Big Sunday Weekend,” I performed a solo clean-up of the exterior of our local elementary school, which had not been designated as a community project. I collected and disposed of all matter of litter. I believed it to be a worthwhile expenditure of my time and encourage others to do likewise at any time of the year. Walter Renzi Palms

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LMU, residents locked in stalemate over student parking solutions By Gary Walker Loyola Marymount University and a group of nearby homeowners remain at loggerheads over the Jesuit institution’s decision last year to charge a fee for on-campus parking, which residents say has led to crowded streets and a dearth of parking spots for residents, their families and service personnel. At a May 8 meeting in Westchester, days before the university’s 2013 commencement activities, approximately 75 people came to express their anger and frustration with LMU officials over what many in the room said was the university’s callous and cavalier attitude toward their situation in which faculty and students who do not live in the nearby residential neighborhoods use the streets for free parking. Several members of the university’s faculty, as well as students, reside in the nearby neighborhoods. They told stories of having their driveways blocked by student vehicles, being ridiculed by students who allegedly move residents’ refuse containers in order to find street parking and elderly homeowners being forced to walk several blocks after being unable to park in front of their residence. LMU announced last year that beginning in January, the

school would begin charging a fee for anyone who parks on the university’s property. School officials say the new system is being implemented in order to offset costs for LMU’s 20-year campus renovation, which was approved by the Los Angeles City Council in 2011. The master plan states that the university will use the revenue from parking fees for debt service on a $35 million bond that was obtained to build a parking structure on campus that will feature 600 spaces. A community relations board was created in the aftermath of the university’s master plan to facilitate conversations and solutions regarding matters of importance between the nearby homeowners and the university. It is comprised of LMU representatives, the Neighborhood Council of Westchester-Playa, Councilman Bill Rosendahl’s office and the affected homeowners, and it holds meetings every three months. Along some streets south of LMU, signs decrying the university as a “bad neighbor” were present on May 11, graduation day for LMU’s seniors. Another group of residents stood with a sign with similar messages outside the school’s south gate along Loyola Boulevard, which

families and visitors to the campus often use. The meeting, which lasted over two and a half hours, was peppered with accusations from angry neighbors who often referred to the university as a “bad neighbor” unwilling to work with them. “It was a very spirited discussion because it’s a very challenging situation,” said LMU Vice President of Communications and Government Relations Kathleen Flanagan. At a Feb.13 gathering, residents rejected a plan put forth by LMU to create a preferred parking district in their neighborhood as a method of restricting parking by the students. That proposal was met with the same level of hostility at the May meeting. Nate Kaplan, Rosendahl’s Westchester field deputy, reiterated the requirements for residents who wished to explore the possibility of permit parking May 8, as he did at the February meeting. Two-thirds of homeowners on a particular block must submit applications to the city Department of Transportation in order to begin the process of creating a preferred parking district. Asked how long it would take to obtain such a district in the outside chance that the LMU neighbors later agreed to it, Kaplan responded, “About a year.”

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The university has offered to pay for two parking passes per home annually for those who wish to have preferred parking and the offer has been extended to “in perpetuity.” But the homeowners appear to remain steadfastly opposed to that option. Many chastised LMU President David Burcham, who at a previous meeting with a small group of homeowners informed the residents that the university would not reconsider parking fees,

which they say has led to a surge of vehicles of not just students and faculty into their neighborhoods but also contract workers. LMU Community and Local Government Relations Director Clarence Griffin countered that while the number of LMU-related vehicles in the neighborhood might be problematic, most faculty and staff members remain on site. “The majority of staff and students park on campus,” he said. (Continued on next page)

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Erika Kemmerer, a homeowner on Fordham Road who lives approximately a block from the university’s entrance on Loyola Boulevard, suggested that the university could resolve the situation by folding the parking fees into students’ tuition. She noted that as an academic institution that has social justice as part of its credo, LMU should also reconsider parking charges for contract employees who do not earn as high salaries as other workers, which makes them seek spaces in the residential neighborhood. “This is imminently solvable,” said Kemmerer, who is a member of the advisory board. Daniel Coyle, LMU alumnus, said when he was a student, the university charged for parking in the 1990s and it was included in his annual tuition. Like all of those who spoke on permit parking, Coyle said he was opposed to the idea and pledged to do whatever is necessary to help his fellow homeowners. “I will volunteer my time and money to defeat LMU,” he said. Flanagan said the university has not had a fee-based system for parking on site for over a decade and it has never been part of a student’s tuition. “We used to charge $200 for parking which we stopped in 1999 as a condition of the CUP (conditional use permit) when we acquired University Hall,” she explained. University Hall, which houses many of the university’s administrative offices, library, cafeteria, auditoriums and some classrooms, was once the property of the Howard Hughes Corp. until it was obtained by LMU. Another reason for not incorporating parking fees with tuition is one of fairness, LMU officials say. “A large percentage of our students are on financial aid and don’t have cars,” she noted. “As a fairness issue, we believe (charging parking for students who

do not own cars) is not fair.” Judyth Axline, who lives on One West Bluff, says students have been parking in her neighborhood across from LMU for several years. She says students often park there and jaywalk across the narrow street, and are ripe for accidents. “We thought for a time that it would be nice to live across from LMU, but not anymore,” said Axline. “We did not move to the community to become the LMU parking annex.” Flanagan said she has been told by a number of residents that they favor having preferred parking as a possible solution to keeping student vehicles out of the neighborhood. “It has worked well in other areas of the city where there are educational institutions,” she said. Others argued that the university should revisit the issuance of the bond for the parking structure. Flanagan said that was also out of the question at this point. “We essentially made an agreement in the master plan and we gave up quite a lot when we did it,” she noted. “But at this point, to change the terms of the agreement would be impossible.” The prospect of litigation rose to the forefront publicly for the first time among some residents. Others suggested acts of civil disobedience and Axline encouraged them to involve print and television media more in their cause against the university. Kemmerer said that she had contacted several of the university’s board of trustees members and provided those who wished to do so with a copy of the members’ address and contact information in order to get them to weigh in on the parking fees. “I would urge the community to get involved,” she said. §

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Possible elimination of certain seats to be discussed at future date bring any seat-specific interests to the board. “How many times have we seen an agenda item for the express benefit of senior citizens?” he asked. Eggers said that as part of a continuing conversation, he would like to consider the possible elimination or renaming of all of the special interest seats. The Westchester-Playa neighborhood council has several seats apportioned for what some on the council and in its local communities believe represent specific special interests, unlike other local boards in The Argonaut coverage area. Venice, Mar Vista and Del Rey have similar officer positions on their councils but the remaining seats are at-large or residential seats that represent a certain neighborhood or area. Westchester-Playa has three seats for business directors, one income property seat, one position each representing senior citizens and religious organizations, a service club seat and one seat each for Los Angeles World Airports and Loyola Marymount University. Ironically, Westchester residents are currently engaged in a fierce battle with the last two entities and have openly discussed litigation against the airport

agency and LMU. Redick thinks the special board seats should be eliminated in time for the 2014 neighborhood council elections. “To some people, (having special interest seats) looks exclusionary, not inclusionary,” he said. Playa del Rey resident Marcia Hanscom is one such person. She thinks the positions were created with the express purpose of catering to local business interests. “These seats were mostly used historically to help pad the board with people who were allies of Playa Vista, (the LAX) Coastal Area Chamber of Commerce and LAWA, while still ‘appearing’ to be showing some sort of diversity of interests,” asserted Hanscom, the executive director of the environmental group the Ballona Institute. “Most of us were not fooled. “If I, for example, would have run for the seat for the community organization, I imagine some sort of challenge would have been made.” Hanscom expressed a sentiment that many in “lower” Playa have for years: that the board is not representative of the interests of those who live and work on Culver Boulevard and the surrounding neighborhoods below Pershing Drive.

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Terry Marcellus, a former member of the local council, thinks no harm can come from taking a look at how the board is configured. “When we were first certified, my impression was that in our standard Westchester-Playa way of being inclusive, we brought in everyone,” said Marcellus, a former education committee chair. “But I certainly think it is an interesting and legitimate area to reexamine.” Hench said it would be better to address any possible changes in board seats and their descriptions next year, in large part because almost all of the seats on the council are currently occupied. “Changes of that magnitude would require a lot more discussion,” she said. Redick disagrees. “We need to start fleshing out these ideas before next year,” he countered. “I think we should have another conversation about this within the next 30 days.” Eggers agrees with Redick. “It’s a longer process than just a few meetings,” he said. The change to the portion of the council bylaws on ethics received a unanimous vote. Hench announced that she thought the entire board was now in compliance with ethics training. But that is a recent occurrence.

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Local council mostly silent on new data regarding alcohol license density By Gary Walker Nearly a month after an Argonaut article detailed the high rate of outlets that serve alcohol in Venice, several members of the Venice Neighborhood Council have remained silent in the wake of the new information. According to data collected by the Westside Impact Project, a Los Angeles County campaign that is seeking to lower the number of alcohol-related problems in Santa Monica and Venice, both communities have substantially higher densities of outlets where liquor can be purchased than other areas of the county. In Venice, there are 106 businesses licensed to sell liquor, beer and wine within the seaside town of 3.17 square miles, which equates to 33 outlets per square mile on average. The county average is 16 alcohol outlets per square mile. And a recent Los Angeles County public health report showed communities with a high alcohol outlet density rate were nine to 10 times more likely to have increased rates of violent crime. Neighborhood council members Thomas Walker, Sylvia Roth, Erin Sullivan-Ward, Abigail Myers and Matthew Kline did not respond to inquiries at Argonaut press time regarding the county data on the number of venues where liquor is served in Venice. For nightspots and new restaurants seeking beer and wine permits as well as full liquor licenses, many have seen Venice as a boomtown in recent years. Abbot Kinney Boulevard and Rose Avenue are two popular destinations that sport new venues where liquor is served or the merchants have applied for a liquor license. While many of the new restaurants have not obtained licenses to sell liquor yet, one of the first stops for a prospective business owner to solicit community support is the local council. Los Angeles Councilman Bill Rosendahl, who represents Venice, insists that all developers and business owners who want planning approvals or licenses approach his neighborhood councils prior to coming before the full City Council. A recent example is an application from Local 1205, an Abbot Kinney deli. When the owner – who also owns the popular and adjacent bar The Other Room – asked to have its hours extended about five years ago for on- and offsite liquor sales or for the ability

to sell alcohol to-go, it was denied by the local council. A small group of residents claim that Local 1205 was selling beer and wine last month without a license. Sean Ramos of the Department of Alcohol Beverage Control could not confirm if Local 1205 had a license to sell beer and wine on or off site. In April, the neighborhood council’s Land Use and Planning Committee voted in favor of the business’ application to obtain a Type 41, despite earlier pleas from homeowners who live behind the deli/bar to deny the approval. The license allows beer and wine consumption on and off premises. According to Alcohol Beverage Control, the premise must be maintained as a “bona fide eating place.” The local council approved the extension of hours as well as the Type 41 license April 16. “No one asked to reconsider the vote. I hope that future alcohol applications are looked at through the prism of the (alcohol outlet density) data,” said Venice Neighborhood Council President Linda Lucks. “I think a better turnout from the neighborhoods might have made a difference,” added Venice Neighborhood Council Vice President Marc Saltzberg, who voted against extending the 1205’s hours. Saltzberg thinks a popular destination for entertainment like Abbot Kinney, which has been an economic boon to merchants and experienced a revival, can eventually become tainted by a preponderance of bars. “I am of the mind that alcohol and inebriation can lead to problems that may kill the golden goose,” he said. “I don’t think that off-site liquor should be a part of Abbot Kinney.” Tony Arranaga, Rosendahl’s press deputy, did not return calls seeking comment from the councilman by presstime. Lucks said she wishes the Westside Impact Project data had been available when the council was considering the Local 1205 application. “The Venice Neighborhood Council board has to look harder and closer before agreeing to alcohol licenses,” she said. §

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Residents debate height exceptions under downtown development plan environment. For the core of the downtown area, building height limits currently range from 76 to 84 feet and drop to 50 to 60 feet and lower heading east. A key issue of concern for residents has been some recent project proposals along Ocean Avenue that would exceed existing height regulations. One such project is the planned remodel of the Fairmont Miramar hotel site at Wilshire Boulevard and Ocean Avenue that would include a 21-story tower reaching 261 feet. Two blocks south, at Santa Monica Boulevard and Ocean, developer Worthe Real Estate is proposing to construct a 244-foottall, 125-room hotel designed by renowned Santa Monica architect Frank Gehry that would also involve a 36,000-square foot museum campus. There have also been discussions of a tower reaching a height of 195 feet as one of three buildings proposed at the current Holiday Inn parcel at Ocean and Colorado Avenue. Each of the projects have been floated on what are identified in the downtown plan as “opportunity sites,” eight locations in which applicants would be allowed to exceed height and density restrictions in exchange for providing significant community benefits such as affordable housing

and open space. Stefan explained that city staff selected the sites based on those that cover large lots, have efficient parking, are in close proximity to transit and provide public space opportunities. The city has not set standards in regards to height for those locations and is continuing to work with the community to determine such specifics, Stefan told the audience. “We have not put forward any height or (floor area ratio) parameters for the opportunity sites,” she said. The concept of opportunity sites was a focal point of the development debate for several speakers at the May 6 meeting. Some rejected the notion of enabling developers to surpass size regulations on select sites, while others said they would be willing to consider the exception if it meant receiving benefits for the community like the museum at the Gehry-designed parcel. Speakers opposed to the concept said the opportunity sites would give developers “open-ended” options for their projects and they argued that all downtown developments should be held to the 84-foot height limit. Resident Eleanor Bloomenberg urged planners to ensure that the plan “deal with the totality of the

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By Vince Echavaria With the subject of development in downtown Santa Monica at the forefront of a community meeting, several residents took the opportunity to denounce an identification for sites where height limits have not been set, arguing that size restrictions should be the same for all development projects throughout downtown. Hundreds of community members filled the east wing of the Civic Auditorium May 6 for the meeting addressing the proposed Downtown Specific Plan, with many offering feedback, including concerns of overdevelopment and residents’ exclusion from the process. City planners noted that the event was intended to receive input from the community on issues related to the downtown plan and the process, which launched in 2011, is still in its early stages. “This is a work in progress; no decisions have been made for this project so far,” Francie Stefan, planning manager for the Downtown Specific Plan, told the audience. The Downtown Specific Plan focuses on categories including preserving neighborhood character, circulation and parking, pedestrian orientation uses and the built

SEVERAL RESIDENTS of Santa Monica have expressed opposition to the concept of “opportunity sites” under the proposed Downtown Specific Plan, which would allow for exceptions to height regulations in exchange for community benefits. One such site includes the Fairmont Miramar hotel, where a 261-foot-tall tower is being planned as part of a remodel.

area and not eliminate rules and regulations for the opportunity sites.” While many residents expressed gratitude for the chance to live in a beach town like Santa Monica, some say the collection of large development projects will add to traffic and parking problems and change the character of the area. Lawrence Eubank, a member of a local neighborhood coalition, said the group believes that residents have not been considered stakeholders in the specific plan process and that the opportunity sites would lead to “unrestricted

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the city is supposed to provide,” he said. “We’re not giving up a beautiful community in order to get back a few tokens from developers who are lining up to get these opportunity sites.” Diana Gordon, co-chair of the Santa Monica Coalition for a Livable City, also argued that the downtown plan is further along than city planners are indicating and called on residents to “take back our city.” She added that the approved Land Use and Circulation Element requires a downtown plan that sets heights and densities similar to projects located in the rest of the city. Other speakers were not as quick to slam the opportunity site concept, saying buildings should have the option of going higher when they offer amenities that could be a resource for the overall community. Resident Jerry Rubin pointed to a proposed observation deck at the Gehry-designed hotel, noting that although the developer has suggested charging a fee to visit the deck, the funds would go toward Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District schools. City Councilman Kevin McKeown, who was one of several elected officials in the audience, said he attended the meeting to hear directly from the community what they want or don’t want for the downtown skyline. He said

the opportunity site projects will be handled separately from the Downtown Specific Plan through development agreements, each requiring Planning Commission hearings and City Council approval with public input. “Height is not the sole determinant for any project, but like traffic generation, it generates genuine concern,” McKeown said of the topic that drew many residents to the meeting. “Santa Monica has managed over the years to retain a more human scale than some nearby areas. This restraint has been highly valued by many residents, who feel downtown discussions so far have not adequately weighed height.” §

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Venice Spring Fling to celebrate music, dance and art The third annual Venice Spring Fling will celebrate the “season of rebirth in Venice” with a free full day of live music, dance and art just off the boardwalk in Windward Plaza from 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 18. The Spring Fling is the “sister” festival of the Venice Beach Music Fest, and both festivals are dedicated to showcasing the best of Venice and its eclectic nature, event organizers say. “Everyone is welcome for an amazing day of free music and fun at the beach, right here in the heart of Venice,” said festival producer and Venice local Milton Rosenberg. Entertainment featured this year will give a nod to the West Coast funk, rock, and ska music that influenced a generation of musicians across the nation, organizers say. The line-up of performances will begin at 11 a.m. Performers include samba dance by Samba Da Mudanca, acoustic songstress Stephanie Lallouz, American Tribal Style Bellydance and Drums, L.A.-based funk and soul band The Mason Affair, psychedelic rock act Corty Byron and band, Ya Harissa Bellydance Theater, punk/prog rock newcomers Mars and the Massacre, and funk/soul/spoken-word band Scunc.

Among the other performers are surf rock/reggae band Meet Me at the Pub, The Chuck Dukowski Sextet, featuring former Black Flag bassist Chuck Dukowski with Milo Gonzalez of Insects vs. Robots, and Los Angeles ska band “It will be epic and amazing…to play on the beach, in sight of nature’s magical ocean,” Dukowski said of playing in his hometown. “We love [Venice] for being the cultural nexus for the freekmind kind.” An aftershow event featuring several festival performers and additional special guests will be hosted by Danny’s Venice. Additional features of the day include a large visual art show including artists Ra Ra SuperStar, art by sky, Alex Avila, Brian Mylius, ok its kelly, Ann Cohen, Jayne Kondo, Daniel Miltonian (“Dunkees”), Joel Harris, Martha C. Wilson and others. Poet and artist Ann Cohen, wife of late Beat poet Allen Cohen, will be on hand to read from Allen’s body of work. Other activities include Hula hoops by Eclectic Hoops, as well as the Dr. Bronner’s All-One Ark Interblastive Foam Shower Experience. There will also be food trucks on hand, including Schmuck With a Truck, Firehouse Chefs and The Paradise Truck. THE VENICE SPRING FLING, a free event dedicated to showcasing the “best of Information, www.venicespringfling. Venice,” features live musical acts along with dance performances and displays of com. works by local artists.

Art and food tasting event to benefit 18th Street Arts Center The 18th Street Arts Center in Santa Monica will present CRUSH, an artisanal wine, art and food tasting event benefiting the arts center, from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, May 19. CRUSH is the complimentary event to the arts center’s successful annual Beer, Art and Music Festival (BAM Fest), which has brought 1,600 attendees each year to the Santa Monica-based nonprofit. CRUSH will feature over 50 unique wines, specialty cocktails and culinary delights from some of Los Angeles’ leading chefs and restaurants, event organizers say. The event also features live music performed by local bands, open artist studios and a preview of the

collaborative exhibition Forêt Intérieure/ Interior Forest by Alexandra Grant. The festival will spotlight wines from award-winning wineries, offer sample dishes from area chefs and restaurants and display contemporary art by local, national and international artists. All proceeds will benefit the 18th Street Arts Center, a 24-year-old nonprofit arts organization and artists’ residency program. For this year’s CRUSH 18th Street is partnering with Edible Westside Magazine, a food and drink publication focusing on the coastal communities of L.A. County, to help facilitate the artisanal food and drink side of the festival. Publisher of Edible Westside Magazine, Linzy May

Mahoney, said she aims to keep the focus on fresh, seasonal foods, sustainable practices and the local community of farmers, chefs and wine-makers. Wineries ranging from big to small are featured at CRUSH, including ONEHOPE Wine, produced in partnership with Robert Mondavi, and Turiya Wines. More than 10 restaurants are participating in the event, serving signature dishes to new creations utilizing local farmer-fresh produce. The Forêt Intérieure/Interior Forest exhibit focuses on French author, poet, playwright and philosopher Hélène Cixous’ book, “Philippines,” as a source for imagery for artist Grant. Her works highlight the theme of the

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story, Una Venganza (An Act of Vengeance), Dulce Rosa is a tale of romance and ruin, of revenge and redemption set in a South American country in the early 1950s. In the aftermath of a violent political uprising, a young woman plans her revenge against the merciless guerilla who murdered her father. Domingo, the Eli and Edythe Broad general director of LA Opera, will conduct

a production featuring the L.A. Opera Chorus and Orchestra. The title role will be performed by Uruguayan soprano María Antúnez. The cast also includes Alfredo Daza, Greg Fedderly, Craig Colclough, Peabody Southwell and Benjamin Bliss. The set designer is Yael Pardess, with costumes by Durinda Wood, lighting by Anne Militello, and projection art created by

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THE VENICE ART WALK & AUCTIONS will include a silent art auction at Google Los Angeles featuring hundreds of artworks by renowned Southern California artists, including this piece by Larry Bell (above).

34th annual Venice Art Walk & Auctions to include studio tours, silent art auction The 34th annual Venice Art Walk & Auctions, featuring artist studio tours and a silent art auction to benefit the Venice Family Clinic, will take place Sunday, May 19. Through an expanded month-long calendar of events, the 2013 Venice Art Walk & Auctions will encompass exclusive artist studio and architecture tours where visitors can meet with the artists, and a silent art auction at Google’s offices in Venice. The art walk also featured architecture and biking tours last month. Proceeds from the event will go to the Venice Family Clinic, the largest free clinic in the United States. This year’s art walk celebrates the achievements of two signature artists, Larry Bell and John Van Hamersveld. Bell is a contemporary American artist and sculptor whose 40 years of work can be found in the collections of many art aficionados, public spaces, major museums and cultural institutions, while Van Hamersveld is a renowned graphic designer, illustrator and artist perhaps best known for creating the iconic image for “The Endless Summer,” the seminal 1966 surf movie. The curatorial committee for the 2013 Venice Art Walk & Auctions is composed of some well-known names

in the art, architecture and philanthropy communities including Robert Berman, Laddie John Dill, Andrea Fiuczynski, John Geresi, David Hertz, Constance Lawton, Sam Lubell, Leo Marmol, Laura Maslon, Eliza Osborne, Barbara Schwan, Ali Subotnick and Billie Milam Weisman. The silent art auction at Google Los Angeles, 340 Main St. in Venice, will showcase hundreds of paintings, photographs and sculptures by renowned Southern California artists including Ed Ruscha, Andy Moses, Kelly Berg, Kenny Harris, Ned Evans and Gregg Chadwick. A Family Fun Day will include games, music and family-friendly activities outside the Google headquarters in Venice. The community celebration features food trucks, music and live performances. Also on May 19, visitors can tour studios of local artists east of Lincoln Boulevard and west of Abbot Kinney Boulevard, including a special exhibit with Jacob Kassay and visit the studios of Guy Webster, Pentti Monkkonen and Liz Kraft. A $50 donation grants exclusive access to participating artists’ studios, gallery exhibits, live art performances and special food and beverage offers. For tickets, event schedules, and information, www.theveniceartwalk.org.

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“All that my Father God is, Community Calendar Westchester, (310) 994-9904, www.visitationschool. I am. My Father is power Thursday, 5/16 org. • • • • and powerful; I am power MY MOTHER’S KEEPER SANTA MONICA FAMILY YMCA — presents CHILDREN’S AFTER SCHOOL THEATER — • A • Play • by • JANE • PRESS • Overcoming Fear and Anxiety, featuring Rachel Fifth-12th graders star in original tale with popular • • • • Rev. Della Reese•MOTHER’S Lett and powerful.” MY KEEPER • ROBIN • McKEE • Directed • by Fintzy, licensed psychotherapist and workshop •

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facilitator, providing techniques to help you deal with fear and develop greater self-confidence, 4-5:30 p.m., free, YMCA DeWind Room, 1332 Sixth St., Santa Monica, (310) 393-2721.

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board certified urologists, psychologists and other experts, featuring best selling author and sex expert Lou Paget and Dr. Larry Paletz discussing problems in the bedroom and sex over 50 issues, noon-1 p.m., 2001 Santa Monica Blvd. Suite 890W, Santa Monica, (800) 222-9474.

VENICE ABBOT KINNEY BRANCH LIBRARY — •• MAY 10– JUNE 16th, 2013• FRI. FRI. & & SAT., SAT., 8PM 8PM••SUN SUN 3PM 3PM•• JUNE 16th, 2013• •MAY MAY10– 10– JUNE 16th, 2013• FRI. 8PM 3PM • Sun, May 12th • MOTHER’S MOTHER’S DAY&••SAT., shows at•33SUN & 8pm 8pm Sun, May 12th • DAY shows at & Sun, May 12th • MOTHER’S DAY • shows at 3 & 8pm • ELECTRIC LODGE THEATER • ELECTRICLODGE LODGE THEATER THEATER•• ••ELECTRIC ••1416 Ave. in Venice 1416Electric ElectricAve. Ave. in in Venice Venice•• • • 1416 Electric livearts@electriclodge.org livearts@electriclodge.org--or or-- brownpapertickets.com brownpapertickets.com livearts@electriclodge.org - limited or - brownpapertickets.com ••TICKETS seating• TICKETS••$28. $28.0000••limited seating•

presents children’s program, “Lego Play Build,” create structures with friends and parents, blocks provided, 501 Venice Way, Venice, (310) 821-1769.

musical favorites in a CAST Revue, KCAST-The Radio Station performances at 7 p.m. May 17, 12:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, May 18 and 19, Simkins Hall at First United Methodist Church, 1008 11th St., Santa Monica, $10 for adults or $5 for seniors/ children, www.santamonicaumc.org.

FEEDING THE SOUL FOUNDATION — non-profit

that creates concerts for causes is putting on its first L.A. show to benefit Rock n’ Roll Camp for Girls in Los Angeles, a social justice organization that empowers girls ages 8-17 through music education, performances by Andree Belle, Dawn Mitschele and Jessie Payo, $25 admission includes first drink, $5 off when purchased online at http://ftsfmuseic2. eventbrite.com, doors open 7 p.m., music at 7:30 p.m., WitZend, 1717 Lincoln Blvd., Venice, (310) 305-4792.

Saturday, 5/18

GRAND VIEW FINE ART STUDIOS — hosts final FIESTA EN MAYO — food truck night, featuring open artists’ studios event of season, 6-9 p.m., and 10

over 15 food trucks, live music by Couchois Brothers Band, movies for the kids, dessert café, face painting and hoop dancing, magician, 5-10 p.m., free, 00 • limited seating• • • TICKETS $28. • MAY 10– JUNE 16th, 2013• FRI. & SAT., 8PM • SUN 3PM • School grounds, 8740 S. Emerson Ave., Sun, 8PM May• 12th • MOTHER’S DAY • shows at 3 Visitation & 8pm 2013• FRI. & SAT., SUN 3PM •

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a.m.-1 p.m. during Mar Vista Farmers Market Sunday, May 19, free, refreshments offered and parking available, 3871 Grand View Blvd., Mar Vista, (310) 903-2173, www.facebook.com/GrandViewFineArts.


Community Calendar HERE COMES THE SUN — John Wayne Cancer of Summer,” followed by a question and answer

Institute and Bloomingdale’s host exclusive shopping event to benefit the Melanoma Research Program at the John Wayne Cancer Institute, special presentation by Dr. Delphine Lee discussing latest discoveries in the fight against and prevention of skin cancer at 1 p.m., event from noon to 5 p.m., Bloomingdale’s Santa Monica Place, 315 Colorado Ave., RSVP to (310) 582-7436, development@jwci.org.

with director Kevin Bender, 3 p.m., free, MLK Auditorium, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica, (310) 458-8600.

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• Round trip air • 11 meals • First class hotels • Daily tours/admissions • Dublin City Tour • Ring of Kerry • Trinity College - Book of Kells • Old Jameson Whiskey Distillery • Bunratty Castle Medieval Banquet • Limerick • Cliffs of Moher • Adare • Galway City Tour and more ...

• Round trip air • 8 meals • First class hotel • Daily tours/admissions • Portland City Tour • Oregon’s Coast • Bonneville Dam • Mt. St. Helens National Monument • Columbia Gorge Sternwheeler Cruise • Tillamook Cheese Factory • Winery Visit & Tasting and more ...

$3050 per person double $600 single supplement

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WAREHOUSE RESTAURANT — featuring Eric

Vincent and the Diamondcutters performing cover music from Neil Diamond, Frank Sinatra, Bobby Darin and more, 8-11 p.m., $5 cover, Warehouse, 4499 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey, (310) 391LLOYD TABER MARINA DEL REY LIBRARY — presents local personality Masako Unoura-Tanaka, 8288. a survivor of the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami, speaking about her experiences and the lessons she learned, free, 1:30 p.m., 4533 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey, (310) 821-3415. KATON STUDIO — event honoring women artists, WALK TO AFRICA — Santa Monica pediatrician Bob featuring Rachel Goodrich playing and singing Hamilton has just returned from his 22nd overseas the songs she writes and paintings by Audrey Medical Mission trip with a team of doctors, nurses MacNamara, Sara Issakharian, Sirpa Baylis Heikka and lay people to Guinea Bissau, Africa, where they and others, portion of sales goes to art supplies treated 1,000 patients diagnosed with active malaria for needy children, Native Americans and WWII and HIV; to fund these trips Hamilton has organized veterans and Venice Clinic; juice, water and snacks a walk-a-thon with local residents, $35 individual provided, noon-7 p.m., 324 Sunset Ave., Venice, registration or $30 children registration, 9 a.m. (310) 399-8701, www.katonart.com. opening ceremonies and start of walk, Crescent Bay Park, 2000 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, covers 4 miles INERGETIX HEALING SYSTEM — presented and also features 2-mile children’s walk and family by “Dr. B,” who has 25 years in holistic healing, fun zone, www.walktoafrica.com. information and discussion on remote energy system for all levels for people, animals, businesses, etc., OTIS COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN — Ben Maltz Gallery presents reading event, “Writing this Side of 1:30 p.m., free, Santa Monica Library, 601 Santa the 405,” live and online poetry and prose reading by Monica Blvd., Santa Monica, RSVP to: (310) 43325 writers who live and work in neighborhoods near 2382. 405 Freeway, also features live streaming of event online at www.otis.edu/writing405, free, parking in structure on La Tijera Boulevard, Ahmanson Building’s The Forum at Otis College, 9045 Lincoln Blvd., Westchester, (310) 665-6909, galleryinfo@ SANTA MONICA PUBLIC LIBRARY — movie screening and discussion for “Living Downstream,” otis.edu. a feature documentary based on the book by Sandra ELEMENTAL STRINGS — auditions for 10th Steingraber, following Steingraber during one pivotal season of youth orchestra specifically for elementary year as she travels across North America working to school-aged students, 9-11 a.m., Will Rogers break the silence about cancer and its environmental Elementary School, 2401 14th St., Santa Monica, links, 7-8:30 p.m. screening of “Living Downstream,” www.elementalstrings.com/auditions. 8:30-9 p.m. discussion, free, MLK Auditorium, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica, (310) 458-8716 COMMON GROUND LANDSCAPES — opening ext. 3. reception for exhibit on San Gimignano and La Ballona Wetlands, series of landscapes by Tony Osio FABULOUSLY WED’S — event intended to educate inspired by two completely different environments brides, engaged couples, event professionals and separated by thousands of miles and located in two continents, 5-7 p.m., exhibit runs through June 15, interested community residents on various aspects of free, Schomburg Gallery at Bergamot Station, 2525 event planning and event design, 7 p.m., 20th Church Michigan Ave. E3A, Santa Monica, (310) 453-5757, of Christ Scientist ballroom, 132 Brooks Ave., Venice, RSVP to: http://fabwedworkshop.eventbrite.com. www.schomburggallery.com.

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Tuesday, 5/21

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FRIENDS OF SANTA MONICA PUBLIC LIBRARY TYPHOON RESTAURANT — presents Hound Dog — hosts semi-annual book sale featuring over 800 Dave and the Mel-tones, an American roots and blues books priced from $5 to $100, monies raised will quartet, 8-10:30 p.m., 3221 Donald Douglas Loop at benefit library programs, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Friends Santa Monica Airport, (310) 387-6947. bookstore at Santa Monica Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica, (310) 458-8608.

PLAYA VISTA PUBLIC LIBRARY — Westside

Wednesday, 5/22

Real Estate Seminar with presentation by seven real estate professional practitioners, designed to provide general information to both first-time as well as existing homeowners, noon-1:30 p.m., check-in at 11:30 a.m., free, pre-registration required, 6400 Playa Vista Drive, Playa Vista, (310) 968-4459.

VENICE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE — hosts local business expo, business leaders from the Venice community come together to showcase their products and services at the second annual business expo, featuring over 40 exhibits and sampling of food and beverages from local eateries, $5 admission, Boys & TOWER 42 — Ripped Jeans Productions presents Girls Club of Venice, 2232 Lincoln Blvd., Venice, live music by Del Guido and Friends, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., (310) 822-5425, www.venicechamber.net. 119 Culver Blvd., Playa del Rey, (310) 823-6800, ROTARY CLUB OF PLAYA VENICE SUNRISE — www.tower-42.com. Craft Talks by new Rotarians, 7:15 a.m., full buffet SANTA MONICA PUBLIC LIBRARY — presents breakfast $25 per person, Hotel MdR, 13480 Maxella a film screening of “Ball Talk: Baseball’s Voices Ave., Del Rey, www.playasunrise.org. May 16, 2013 THE ARGONAUT PAGE 15


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BAJA CANTINA Authentic tropical Mexican cuisine, local hang-out for over 30 years, and just blocks from Venice Beach, is a great place to hang out with friends or have dinner. Prime tequilas are served, a variety of margaritas, and the patio grill serves food until 1 a.m. daily. Feast on a Surfs Up Tostada, or macadamia-crusted chicken salad. Oaxacan salsas, sauces, specials during the week, Mon. through Fri. Happy Hour, 311 Washington Blvd., Marina del Rey, (310) 821-2252, www. bajacantina.com

BEACH EATS FOOD TRUCKS Returning for its second season, Beach Eats gourmet food trucks offer variety cuisine with trucks and menus changing weekly, Thursdays, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Of all the food truck events in Los Angeles, the Mother’s Beach Marina del Rey location is among the most scenic. Grab your food and enjoy the sand, picnic tables, and picturesque harbor. Parking is in lot #10, 4101 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey, CA 90292 (25 cents for each 15-minute period). Information: 310305-9545. http://marinadelrey.lacounty.gov.

BEACHSIDE RESTAURANT AND BAR This extraordinary dining destination is located in the newly remodeled Jamaica Bay Inn, offering innovative chef’s creations to combine a distinctive menu with a casual, yet sophisticated ambiance. The open dining room and bar draw in the beach, garden and marina. Fresh seafood dishes along with a classic balance of upscale beach fare, open daily for brunch, dinner, Happy Hour daily, full bar, 14160 Palawan Way, in the Jamaica Bay Inn, Marina del Rey, (310) 439-3033, www.beachsidemarinadelrey.com

BENIHANA At the heart of the Benihana experience lies the teppanyaki table where masterful chefs prepare entrees like filet mignon, colossal shrimp, hibachi salmon and spicy hibachi chicken with all the flair that has made them a legend in Japanese cuisine. Each MondayFriday enjoy Express Lunch, in and out in half the time. Happy Hour each MondayThursday, 5-8 pm in the lounge. Kids menu available. 1447 4th St., Santa Monica, (310) 260-1423, www.benihana.com

BISTRO DU SOLEIL Authentic, distinctive French bistro cuisine, serves brunch, including Eggs Benedict, made in the genuine French tradition. The late morning feast includes the savory Soleil Omelette, or stuffed French toast, or a waffle. Also serving light lunch, sandwiches such as the bistro brie burger, or the roasted lamb sandwich. Dinner includes fresh fish daily and crafted dishes. Sumptuous desserts and beverages. Beer, wine, cocktails, closed Mondays, 6805 Vista del Mar Lane, Playa del Rey, (310) 823-1530, www.bistrodusoleil. com

BOMBAY CAFÉ

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Restaurants

The tandoori oven is our most common cooking method, where the fat cooks naturally for a healthy lifestyle and great food. All the meats are trimmed of visible fats and no hydrogenated oils are used. We have weekly wine tastings, 30-minute lunch specials, a full bar, parties and event hosting, catering, delivery and valet parking. 12021 W. Pico Blvd. Santa Monica 310.473-3388, www. bombaycafe-la.com.

BUCA DI BEPPO ITALIAN RESTAURANT A collection of neighborhood restaurants with a lively atmosphere and authentic Italian cuisine for all to enjoy. In the spirit of Italian culture, our dishes are meant to be shared and served family-style, perfect for passing around the table, and new menu items are created beyond the traditional style. Lunch, dinner, party pans, antipasti, fresh breads, pizza, entrées, for parties of 11 or more, please call, gift cards, banquet/groups, delivery, 1442 2nd St., Santa Monica, (310) 5872782, www.bucadibeppo.com

C & O TRATTORIA AND C&O CUCINA Both restaurants, owned by the Singer family, have served unforgettable Italian cuisine for a number of years. Known for gargantuan portions, “killer garlic rolls, a nightly sing-a-long, and honor bars, C&O Trattoria, the original, opened in 1992 and is by the Venice Beach Pier, 31 Washington Blvd., (310) 823-9491. C&O Cucina, eight blocks east by Lincoln Boulevard, opened in 2003, and offers the same excellent cuisine, adding an enticing grill menu and a full bar, 3016 Washington Blvd., Venice, (310) 301-7278, www.cotrattoria.com & www.cocucina.com.

CALIFORNIA MONSTER SALAD Create your own salad experience. Fresh products, fresh ingredients, and generous portions. Features 13 signature dressings, over 60 tasty toppings, and freshly juiced drinks, such as our famous Kale Lemonade. The Monster Catering Salads are a great addition to corporate lunches or any dining event. We are a Santa Monica Certified Sustainable Green Business. 411 Santa Monica Blvd. Santa Monica 310.587.2523, http://Californiamonstersalads.com.

CANALI CAFE Owners Kat and Paolo Pasio offer fresh, healthy and delicious food, and a menu stocked with veggie alternatives, vegan soups, scrumptious salads, whole-wheat pasta dishes, home-made ravioli, thin-crusted pizza, gourmet panini. Italian classics include the osso buco and tagliata (New York steak). The brunch menu includes veggie pasta scramble and homemade granola. Canali serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Open 7 days. Free WiFi, free parking, a large patio, and art displays, 123 Washington Blvd., Marina del Rey, (310) 822-5379, www. canalicafe.com

CANTALINI’S EXPRESS This take-out and delivery catering kitchen offers the best in traditional Italian cuisine to go. Homemade pizzas, fresh pasta, sandwiches, calzones are available for all occasions. Open seven days a week from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. 11736 Washington Place (corner McLaughlin), Mar Vista, 310-5729157, www.cantalinisexpress.com

CANTALINI’S SALERNO BEACH RESTAURANT The best in traditional Italian cuisine, the restaurant has been a local landmark for almost 50 years. Each dish is carefully made to order to ensure the utmost in freshness. The menu includes the signature dish, homemade ravioli, perennial favorites, spaghetti with meatballs or sausage, NY-style pizza, daily chef specials, lunch Monday through Friday, dinner 7 days a week, live music Sunday, 6:30 - 9:30 p.m., catering, delivery,192 Culver Blvd., Playa del Rey, (310) 821-0018, www.salernobeach.com

CASA LINDA Al Pastor Mexican cuisine, a cozy and friendly place to grab some good Mexican food, and one customer said “I could eat here five nights a week.” Other customers rave about the chicken mole tostada, crispy shrimp tacos, organic flour tortillas, pork veggie, chicken enchiladas, carne asada, fresh guacamole, ceviche, delivery available, 1357 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice, (310) 664-1177

Please visit The Argonaut online for the complete listing of restaurants, argonautnews.com/restaurant-listings


Food&Drink

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9132 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Westchester. 310-670-1994. I drove past the Melody Bar & Grill thousands of times without stopping in – I worked in Westchester for years, but often sped past the neighborhood of car rental offices and businesses on the highway. I did notice it a few years ago when the old-fashioned paint job was replaced with a whimsical retro sign, but still didn’t stop in. It wasn’t until a friend raved about a set of concerts called Guitarology that happened there that I visited, and I expected the food to be an afterthought. It isn’t, but before I even talk about that I have to say something about the ambiance of the Melody. You travel back about 50 years as soon as you step inside and see knotty pine walls, tinplate-style roof and flocked wallpaper, and the long central bar with candles at the corners. It looks very much like a 1920s bar that was updated in the 1950s and preserved in amber, and it’s beautiful. Alongside the main room are a pair of smaller spaces, one a tiki-themed room featuring pool tables and a coin-operated claw machine that allows you to select lobsters to be cooked as soon as you chase them down. (I suppose you could also take them home as pets, but I’m betting most don’t get that reprieve). I didn’t try the machine – my skills with those have been unimpressive even with a stationary target, though I have excellent success with getting food by ordering from menus. The selection here strays outside the retro zone, though you can certainly get burgers, steaks and wings. Someone referred to the food here as “Gastrodive,” which is such a good term that I wish I had coined it. We started old-school with grilled asparagus and deviled eggs. I often order deviled eggs because they’re too much work to make at home – it’s not the kind of thing you do for one or two people. When I do make them I like to add curry powder or Old Bay seasoning, and some restaurants take this simple item into outré territory with exotic spices, chopped chives and bacon. These eggs were traditional, with a dash of dry mustard, paprika, and gentle

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herbs, but that was all that was needed. As for the asparagus, it was a large pile of thin stalks fresh from the grill, with a light char-lending smoky flavor. Both went nicely with a high-octane mai tai from the bar, which put me in a benevolent mood as I considered the entrees. Steaks and a few complex modern items are offered, but we decided to stay semitraditional – a Melody burger on a pretzel roll, ahi tuna burger with wasabi mayo, and macaroni and cheese with bacon, cheddar and jalapenos. I was swayed to the burger because I like pretzel buns, but everything about this worked – it came from the kitchen in the medium-rare that was requested, which is by no means common at bars, and the toppings of caramelized bacon, gorgonzola, roasted tomato, avocado and spinach were an interesting balance indeed. The tuna sandwich was a bit more conventional – fish patty, mayo with just a touch of wasabi, grilled onions and capers, and tomato on a wheat bun. The menu called the patty an ahi blend but didn’t say what it was blended with – a milder fish, certainly, because I found it a bit bland. My wife was the one who ordered it and she liked it very much, which was what mattered. The mac and cheese was unusual – fusilli instead of the usual elbow, which I approved of, and it used curiously mild jalapenos;

the bacon was as least as strong a flavor. Even the self-proclaimed spice wimp at the table liked it. For dessert, my companions were enchanted by the idea of the fried banana with caramel and chocolate sauces and whipped cream, which sounded too sweet for me so I invested in another adult beverage. It turned out too sweet even for them – we might have liked it with just the chocolate sauce, but it was over the edge. The service was excellent, from a wisecracking waitress whose name I would include if I remembered it – she made us welcome and added to the joy of the evening. The irony of it all? The instrumental guitar series that I had come to see had been canceled, but not removed from their website, so I didn’t get the music I came for. I got something else – an enjoyable evening of very good food in a delightful atmosphere. Melody Bar & Grill is at 9132 S. Sepulveda Blvd., just north of Los Angeles International Airport in Westchester. Street parking in front or lot in rear. Open midweek 11:30 a.m. – 2 a.m., weekends 9 a.m. – 2 a.m., full bar. Wheelchair access OK, live entertainment some nights. Karaoke on Mondays. Website barmelodylax.com. 310-6701994. §

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The Crown Jewel of Playa del Rey

“This is truly a hidden jewel and one of the crowns of Playa del Rey,” say agents Ron Fineman and James Scott Suarez. “Discover what it’s like to live in a dream home. The striking views capture L.A.’s natural beauty from the commanding ocean to the protected wetlands complimented by the serene Marina. At night, gaze out as the sun sets over the mountains and watch the city sparkle. This home is accentuated by craftsmanship of gleaming hardwood floors, stunning interior designs and the ideal floor plan. The expansive master suite provides an enchantment of glass walls, high ceilings, brilliance of natural lights and a spa-like bathroom. Gatsby himself would have felt at home in this palatial setting. In this story, an entire chapter would have been dedicated to the remarkable kitchen. It’s a masterpiece for any cook with its massive island, superior appliances and vast granite countertops. Inviting living spaces, an executive office and the breathtaking outdoor deck command admiration.”

This property is listed at $2,599,000. Information, Fineman Suarez, RE/MAX Estate Properties, (310) 862-1761.

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Top Producers for April 2013

Beverly Hills Linda Roth Burrell 323-295-4714

Beverly Hills Charles Le 310-622-3663

Beverly Hills Melissa Knight 310-497-4125

W. Los Angeles Michele Walman 310-836-4840

W. Los Angeles Michael Haddad 310-430-4842

W. Los Angeles Miriam Dean 310-266-7934

Santa Monica Bob Hopkins 310-877-7382

Santa Monica James Brunet 310-508-6878

Santa Monica J.D. Songstad 310-571-3441

Marina/Venice Denise Fast 310-699-9693

Marina/Venice Jay Lerer 310-980-7708

Marina/Venice Pam Miller 310-650-1111

El Segundo Bill Ruane 310-877-2374

El Segundo Jim Marak 310-647-1700

El Segundo De Ann Eccles 310-488-0098

Manhattan Beach Tony Barberi 310-529-2344

Manhattan Beach Maggie Ding 310-345-0075

Manhattan Beach Rob Freedman 310-291-7779

Top Teams for April 2013

Manhattan Beach Hady and Hassana Chahine 310-404-5361 / 310-756-8949

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This Beautifully Remodeled Two-Story Penthouse Boasts 3 bed + 2.5 ba with 40 ft of floor-to-ceiling living room windows, providing a Panoramic View of City Lights, Mountain and Ocean. Expansive living room with high ceilings and an electric fire place! Enjoy a Gourmet Kitchen with Upscale Appliances, Granite Counters and Gorgeous Custom Cabinetry. State-ofthe-Art Sound System and Hardwood Floors Throughout. Circular Stair Case leads to a Luxurious 400 sq. ft Master Suite and two Bedrooms. Separate Laundry Room and Two New HVAC Units.

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$610,000

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$699,000

Stunning Marina and Ocean Views. Beautifully Appointed with Custom Cabinets, Flooring and Wall Treatments. Quiet Location. Priced to Sell. Panoramic Ocean and Marina Views. GorgeousOFlooring, Open Kitchen ! LDEquipped, JUST SFully with Top of the Line Stainless Steel Appliances. Luxurious Master Bath Spa. Very High Quality Remodel with Many Built-Ins.

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12975 Agustin Place #310, Playa Vista This exquisite 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom townhouse features gleaming hardwood floors, open floor plan, spacious kitchen with an oversized island, fireplace and multiple balconies to enjoy indoor/outdoor living. The master suite has recessed ceilings and a large walk in bathroom with double sinks and soaking tub. This townhouse sits in an attractive setting that is meticulously landscaped with beautiful Mediterranean architecture. Please call today to schedule your private showing as this property will sell quickly!

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Dear Debra and Pat, This letter, which I have intended to write for some time, comes by way of gratitude. For more than 20 years, the two of you have been my stalwart advisors as I have contemplated and completed the profitable purchase and sale of investment property throughout Southern California. Your knowledge of the marketplace, your research and guidance on specific properties and your negotiations on my behalf have been impeccable. You have not only guided me toward outstanding purchases, but firmly and tactfully discouraged me from falling in love with “attractive losers.” I credit you, both individually and as a team, with advice from which I have profited very substantially. The Wall Street Journal may have named you among the Top 200 Real Estate Teams in the Nation, but in my book you’re Number One.

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Venice Enclave

The Real Estate Market is Back on Track

“This is a sophisticated and chic, extensively remodeled, gated and private enclave in a prime Venice location,” says agent Jesse Weinberg. “This home features 3 bedrooms and 2 baths plus a bonus room or fourth bedroom and a detached 2-car garage. Sun-drenched living and dining rooms with beautiful bamboo hardwood floors and recessed lighting throughout. The kitchen features ceasarstone countertops, chocolate cherry wood cabinets and stainless steel appliances. Private and lushly landscaped grounds are adorned with concrete pavers, a Mangaris wood deck and luxurious, super-size Jacuzzi. Master suite has an oversized walk-in closet. Bonus room has a fireplace and a private entrance. Newer plumbing, electrical, windows, tankless hot water heater, roof and central heat. A true paradise and an entertainer’s dream.” The property is offered at $1,185,000. Information, Jesse Weinberg & Associates, Keller Williams Realty Marina/LA, (800) 804-9132.

“Marketwise, within 12 twelve short months the real estate market has done a complete turn-around. Without question, this is the best time to sell a home in the last five years. Here are a couple of things to think about. You might be very surprised at what a buyer will pay in today’s market,” says agent Erik Flexner. “If you’re interested in moving up, this is the perfect time. This could also be the ideal time to make a real estate investment. Whether you are thinking about buying or selling, real estate is very exciting again.” Information, Erik Flexner, The Flexner Group, Coldwell Banker, (310) 754-8144.

Playa del Rey Contemporary Home

“This stunning 3-story contemporary home has breathtaking ocean views situated in a park-like setting,” say agents Peter and Ty Bergman. “The 2-story living room has terrific ocean views and a balcony facing the greenbelt, lagoon and ocean, plus a fireplace with Venetian plaster and marble tile, and dark, rich hardwood floors. Sunny east-facing kitchen with breakfast area and patio, birds-eye maple cabinetry, granite counters, and GE Profile appliances. Master suite features ocean views, fireplace and walk-in closet. Master bath has double sinks, limestone counters, Jacuzzi tub and marble floors. The loft-style third bedroom has an ocean view and full bath. The rooftop deck has 360 degree views. First level with 3-car garage, laundry room and ample storage.” The property is offered at $1,575,000. Information, Peter and Ty Bergman, Bergman Beach Properties, (310) 821-2900.

Park-Like Setting in Westchester

Abbot Kinney Sandcastle

“This 3-bedroom, 2-bath home is located in the charming garden walk street neighborhood, just a short stroll to shops and restaurants of Abbot Kinney Boulevard,” says agent Suzy Frank. “Hardwood floors adorn the large, beautiful room with fireplace and sunlight streaming through the many windows. Formal dining opens to the living room and kitchen. Kitchen has wonderful counter space and breakfast bar. The den/third bedroom overlooks lush gardens in the backyard. Go up the stairs to a magical master bedroom with high ceilings, and a French door to a patio. An office/suite are adjacent to the master which also opens to the deck where ocean breezes and tree top views can be found. The huge beautiful master bath as well as the abundant closet space makes the master fit for a king.” The property is offered at $1,595,000. Information, Suzy Frank, Abbot Kinney Real Estate, (310) 396-2600.

“This is a one-of-a-kind property offering the finest in both indoor and outdoor living,” says agent Bob Waldron. “Located on a cul-de-sac on an exceptional oversized lot of 10,190 square feet, this inviting remodeled home includes quality upgrades and special features throughout. Enjoy the serenity and beauty of the lush park-like rear yard with its multiple patios and sitting areas. Remodeled kitchen with granite counters, maple cabinets and hardwood floor. Spacious family room with hardwood floor has French doors opening to patios and the wonderful outdoor oasis. Master suite with walk-in closet and adjoining remodeled bath with double sinks and marble highlights.” The property is offered at $899,000. Information, Bob Waldron, “This quiet and gracious executive retreat is located in Capri Coldwell Banker, 310-337-9225. Court 1 in Playa Vista,” says agent Debra Berman. “The amazing single family home features 3 stories with 3 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms. One of the bedrooms is considered to be a flex room that can be used as a home office or even a op guest suite. This was the model home, upgraded with a en Prime Cul-De-Sac! 4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms + Family Room. su beautiful cook’s kitchen, travertine floors, and surround sound n 3,000+ Sq.Ft., 3 Fireplaces, Laundry Room, Direct Access 2– 5 throughout. Conveniently located near an off-leash dog park from Garage, Master Suite with City Lights Views! and children’s playground. Enjoy the resort-like amenities with a junior Olympic pool, several parks, sports park, and wonderful community events.” The property is Offered at $1,075,000 offered at $1,250,000. Information, Debra Berman and Pat Kandel, RE/MAX Estate Properties, (310) Mina Bharadwa 310.351.1167 424-5512. 5860 Compass Drive

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When selling a house, when does the tax for “Obamacare” go into effect? How will it be calculated? A: Always, when considering any real estate move, from buying to selling, refinancing or even planning to rent for a number of years, get your own tax professional and get their advice. Unfortunately, the mechanics of this tax have been conflated with the conversation about whether or not it should have been imposed. The tax is real for this moment, though, so it behooves us to explore and understand how it works. Adjusted gross income. On January 1 of this year, a new set of taxes to fund the health care program known as “Obamacare” went into effect. One of these taxes is a 3.8 percent tax on investment income, applicable only to singles with adjusted gross incomes greater than $200,000 and couples with adjusted gross incomes greater than $250,000. So, this is the first threshold for which people should be mindful of this new tax: For the 95 percent of Americans who make less than this threshold, the tax doesn’t apply. Capital gains exceed the exclusion. On your primary residence, the tax code currently allows homeowners to realize $250,000 (singles) or $500,000 (married couples) in capital gains, or profits, on the sale of their home before taxing them. Keep in mind that this amount refers to profits above and beyond the purchase price and investments that have been made in the home during the time it was owned. When a primary residence is being sold, the “Obamacare” tax applies only in situations where (a) the adjusted gross income falls into the high-income bracket stated above, and (b) the capital gains being realized on the home sale exceed the $250,000/$500,000 guideline. In today’s market, very few people fall into

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this income range and are experiencing this level of profit on the sale of their home. The larger impact of this tax is on investment and second-home owners who decide to sell. The capital gains exclusion guideline does not appear to apply for investment properties (including commercial real estate) and second or third homes, though taxpayers owning these sorts of properties still must meet the highincome guideline to incur this new tax. Calculating this tax is relatively simple – and revealing. If you do happen to be one of the chosen few to whom this new tax applies, the way the tax is calculated will depend on whether you are selling your personal residence or not. If you are selling your personal residence, the tax is 3.8 percent of your taxable capital gains. So, you are going to be taxed only on the amount above the $250,000/$500,000 exclusion. If you are selling an investment property or a second or third home, again, assuming your income exceeds the $200,000 limit for singles and the $250,000 limit for marrieds, the 3.8 percent tax is applied to your investment profits, not the total proceeds of sale. The independent Tax Policy Center actually ran the math and projected that only 0.2 percent of homes that bring in cash income between $100,000 and $200,000 will actually pay any extra tax under this law, and the grand total of what they will pay is, on average, $235, considering all their sources of investment and nonwage income, not just home sale income. This week’s question was answered by Brian Christie and Deborah Seidel, The Agents in Action! Team, The Real Estate Consultants, (310) 910-0120.

RE/MAX Estate Properties In Marina Del Rey Opens State-of-the-Art Training Center A new Training Center is now open in the RE/MAX Estate Properties office in Marina del Rey/Venice. The state-of-the-art center features an 80” flat screen TV connected to the Internet, Apple TV, and is able to display information from agents’ IPads and IPhones. The space, generally set up classroom style, can be reconfigured for various training sessions and meetings such as networking roundtables and legal updates. The room is just off the second floor elevator and was designed with new, comfortable chairs and tables for fifty agents. Says Broker/Owner James Sanders, “We have so many knowledgeable, experienced agents and we wanted to give them a beAautiful, efficient workspace and the very best training.” RE/MAX Estate Properties offices are owned by the Sanders family, with locations from Beverly Hills to San Pedro, serving all communities within this area. The firm’s 600 professional agents display a blend of excellent production and industry knowledge, making them among the best agents in real estate. Information, RE/MAX Estate Properties, (310) 577-5300.

Esplanade at Playa Vista

“Located in the Mediterranean-style Esplanade complex, and just a few blocks from buzzing cafés, restaurants, and retail shops, this courtyard-facing one-bedroom, one-bath condo is a fantastic lease opportunity,” says agent Stephanie Younger. “Step inside this first floor unit and be welcomed by gleaming hardwood floors and an open floor plan. The cook’s kitchen features granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, and a breakfast bar overlooking a dining area and spacious living room. A generous bedroom leads to an en-suite full bath with large dressing area, mirrored closets and dual vanities. An open patio can be accessed from both the bedroom and from the living room. Playa Vista amenities include a pool, fitness center, dog parks, library, sports courts and more.” The property is for lease at $2,400 per month. Information, Stephanie Younger, The Stephanie Younger Group, Teles Properties. (424) 203-1828.

Penthouse Luxury

“This beautifully remodeled two-story penthouse boasts 3 bedrooms and 2.5 baths with 40 feet of floor-to-ceiling living room windows, providing magnificent panoramic city lights, mountain and ocean views,” says agent Charles Lederman. “Expansive living room has high ceilings and an electric fireplace. Enjoy a gourmet kitchen with upscale appliances, granite counters and gorgeous custom cabinetry. State-of-theart sound system in each room and hardwood floors throughout. Circular stair case leads to a luxurious 400 square foot master bedroom suite and two bedrooms.” The property is offered at $896,000. Information, Charles Lederman, Marina City Realty, (310) 821-8980.

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UCLA Health has announced that an advanced system of breast-screening technology is operational at its medical campuses in Santa Monica and Westwood. Doctors note that early detection is the best defense against breast cancer. Both the Barbara Kort Women’s Imaging Center located near UCLA Medical Center in Santa Monica and the Iris Cantor Center for Breast Imaging at UCLA’s Westwood campus are using tomosynthesis technology to produce three-dimensional mammograms. The technology uses high-powered computing to convert digital breast images into a stack of very thin layers or “slices,” which become a 3-D mammogram, a UCLA Health spokesperson said. While digital mammography is still one of the most advanced technologies available today, it only provides a two-dimensional picture of the breast, according to UCLA Health. Recently approved by the Food and Drug Administration, tomosynthesis has been shown in clinical studies to be superior to digital

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Marathoner running for pancreatic cancer awareness named Woman of the Year She ran 52 marathons in 52 weeks and now she’s the 2013 Woman of the Year for the state’s 28th Senate District. Julie Weiss of Santa Monica was selected for the honor by Sen. Ted Lieu after she completed her inspiring goal of running 52 marathon races over one year by finishing the Los Angeles Marathon in March. Weiss, who was dubbed the “marathon goddess” for her feat, set out on the challenge as a way to help fight pancreatic cancer and to honor her father, who passed away from the disease. Weiss, 43, a self-described real estate consultant “by day,” was hoping to raise awareness for the disease and raised nearly $200,000 for the Manhattan Beach-based Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. Starting with the Rome Marathon in March 2012 and concluding with the Los Angeles Marathon a year later, Weiss ran 1,362.4 miles. Lieu has chosen to honor the dedicated marathon runner for her

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Former family center member honored degree in marriage, family and child counseling. Growing up in the public housing project, Hernandez faced many challenges but she was able to turn her life around with the support of family center programs and her mother’s determination, Mar Vista Family Center officials noted. The event also honored Bobbie McMorrow, CEO of McMorrow Savarese and leader of the Rise Up! Movement, and City National Bank as a corporate partner. “We applaud Mar Vista Family Center for its commitment to education, youth enrichment, and community leadership and for enabling families to become successful, contributing members of their community,” said City National Bank Vice President of Marketing Carolyn Rodriguez. “We believe that education and family participation are some of the best investments you make in life.” The Mar Vista Family Center annually serves more than 1,100 children, teens, and adults of predominantly Latino origin. Proceeds from the event support the center’s programs throughout the year.

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A father and son wanted in connection with separate fraud schemes were arrested by federal agents as the men attempted to board a plane at Los Angeles International Airport May 9, authorities said. Viktor Ryzhkin, 45, of the Little Armenia section of Los Angeles and his son, Evgenii Ryzhkin, 22, who lived with his father, were arrested as they prepared to board a Transaero Airlines flight to Russia, said Thom Mrozek, U.S. Attorney’s Office spokesman. The Ryzhkins, both of whom are Russian nationals, and two other family members, all had one-way tickets to Moscow that had been purchased days before. According to a criminal complaint filed in United States District Court May 9, Viktor Ryzhkin allegedly targeted more than 170,000 California small business owners in a mail fraud scheme that would have brought in nearly $40 million had all of the potential victims complied with requests to send payments to “Corporate Business Filings,” a Beverly Hills company set up and controlled by Viktor Ryzhkin. The small business owners targeted in the scheme received invoices that appeared to be from the state of California, notifying them that they each owed $225 to the state and directing them to fill out certain forms related to their businesses, according to the complaint. At least 5,000 victims sent $225 to the fake company that purported to be the state agency, the complaint states. The letters sent to the victims each listed

the correct, publicly available California Small Business Administration entity number assigned to the particular small business. The business owners were told that they would face $250 penalties if they did not remit payment by April 15, 2013, and did not fill out the forms as directed, the complaint alleges. However, the letters and invoices that appeared to be from the state were completely bogus, Mrozek said. Investigators believe that Viktor Ryzhkin became aware of the investigation into the alleged scheme late last month, and along with his son and two family members, planned to board a plane when they were arrested by United States Postal Inspectors. Evgenii Ryzhkin was charged in a separate criminal complaint filed in United States District Court May 9. He is charged with allegedly participating in a conspiracy to take over home equity lines of credit in a scheme that caused at least $1.2 million in losses, Mrozek said. According to the affidavit in support of the criminal complaint against Evgenii Ryzhkin, he was allegedly caught on surveillance video depositing a stolen check linked to a hijacked home equity account, Mrozek said. The two cases against the Ryzhkins are being investigated by the United States Postal Inspection Service. The Federal Bureau of Investigations and U.S. Customs and Border Protection assisted during the May 9 arrests.

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died from medical complications May 9 after running an annual race held in the memory of another fallen Airport Police officer. Officer Anthony Edwards, who served with the Los Angeles World Airports Police division for 12 years, had run in the 5k Memorial Run to honor Officer Tommy Scott May 8 before he became ill and was transported to a local hospital, said Marshall McClain, president of the Los Angeles Airport Peace Officers Association. Edwards passed away the following afternoon surrounded by his family. Scott, who was Edwards’ police academy classmate, was killed in the line of duty in April 2005. Edwards, 46, joined Airport Police on Oct. 7, 2001, and was assigned to Patrol Services at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). “The entire Airport Police force is saddened by the sudden loss of Officer Edwards, who was dedicated to supporting his fellow officers and to ensuring the safety and security of the traveling public,” said Airport Police Chief Patrick Gannon. “We extend our deepest sympathies to his family, friends and close colleagues. Airport Police will honor Officer Edwards just as he was there to honor Officer Scott.” Prior to joining Airport Police, Edwards worked as a security officer at LAX.

that accompanies the tragedy surrounding the circumstances of Anthony’s untimely death,” McClain said. “The Edwards family is in our thoughts and prayers. Anthony will be sorely missed.” Edwards is survived by his wife of 25 years, Candace Edwards; 21-year-old son Anthony, Jr.; 24-year-old daughter Ashley; brothers Keith, Maurice, Donald and William; sisters Cynthia and Darlene Edwards, and Marsha Gilmore; as well as other relatives. A memorial fund has been established by the Los Angeles Airport Peace Officers Association at the Los Angeles Police Federal Credit Union. Credit union members may donate to this account online through PATROL Online Banking, or by phone using the CODE 3 phone system at (877) 695-2732. Donors are asked to enter account number 2075262 S4 and LOS (first three letters of the account name). Those wishing to mail in a donation can make it payable to “Los Angeles Airport Peace Officers Association for Anthony Edwards” and send it to: Los Angeles Police Federal Credit Union, Attn: Los Angeles Airport Peace Officers Association for Anthony Edwards, P.O. Box 10188, Van Nuys, CA 91410.


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legal advertising FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013 075884 The following persons are doing business as: Raining Jane, 7811 Westlawn Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90045, County of Los Angeles. Articles of Incorporation or Organization Number: AI #ON: Registered owners: 1. Mona Tavakoli, 7811 Westlawn Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90045. 2. Chaska Potter, 7811 Westlawn Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90045. 3. Rebecca Gebhardt, 7811 Westlawn Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90045. 4. Mai Bloomfield, 7811 Westlawn Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90045. This business is conducted by a General Partnership. The registrants commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 1-23-08. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Registrant Signature/ Name: Pauollie Pants, LLC, Hollie Stenson, LLC. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on April 15, 2013. Argonaut published: April 25, May 2, 9, 16, 2013. NOTICE-In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013 075894 The following person is doing business as: MAD Property Management, 650 La Seda Road, #9A, La Puente, CA 91744, County of Los Angeles. Articles of Incorporation or Organization Number: AI #ON: Registered owner: Mary Ann Duhon, 650 La Seda Road, #9A, La Puente, CA 91744. This business is conducted by an Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Registrant Signature/ Name: Mary Ann Duhon, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on April 15, 2013. Argonaut published: May 2, 9, 16, 23, 2013. NOTICE-In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013 075918 The following person is doing business as: Sonic Butterfly Productions, 659 Oxford Ave., Venice, CA 90291, County of Los Angeles. Articles of Incorporation or Organization Number: AI #ON: Registered owner: Andrea Brook, 659 Oxford Ave., Venice, CA 90291. This business is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Registrant Signature/Name: Andrea Brook. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on April 15, 2013. Argonaut published: April 25, May 2, 9, 16, 2013. NOTICE-In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of

Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013 076481 The following persons are doing business as: Training with Leo, 2472 Barry Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90064, County of Los Angeles. Articles of Incorporation or Organization Number: AI #ON: Registered owners: 1. Sean Kearney, 2472 Barry Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90064. 2. Leonardo Mieres, 2472 Barry Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90064. This business is conducted by a General Partnership. The registrants commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 4-2-2013. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Registrant Signature/Name: Sean Kearney. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on April 16, 2013. Argonaut published: April 25, May 2, 9, 16, 2013. NOTICE-In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013 076937 The following person is doing business as: West Coast Medical Collections, 7819 Berger Ave., Playa del Rey, CA 90293, County of Los Angeles. Articles of Incorporation or Organization Number: AI #ON: Registered owner: Jeffrey Stevens, 7819 Berger Ave., Playa del Rey, CA 90293. This business is conducted by an Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Registrant Signature/Name: Jeffrey Stevens, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on April 16, 2013. Argonaut published: April 25, May 2, 9, 16, 2013. NOTICE-In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013 077074 The following persons are doing business as: Green On Main, 1311 1/2 Main Street, Venice, CA 90291, County of Los Angeles. Articles of Incorporation or Organization Number: AI #ON: Registered owners: Pauollie Pants, LLC. This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company. The registrants commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 4/13/13. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Registrant

Signature/Name: Pauollie Pants, LLC, Hollie Stenson, LLC. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on April 16, 2013. Argonaut published: April 25, May 2, 9, 16, 2013. NOTICE-In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013 078000 The following person is doing business as: Asahi Gardens, 2248 W. 232nd St., Torrance, CA 90501, County of Los Angeles. Articles of Incorporation or Organization Number: AI #ON: Registered owner: Ken Nagao, 2248 W. 232nd St., Torrance, CA 90501. This business is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Registrant Signature/Name: Ken Nagao, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on April 17, 2013. Argonaut published: April 25, May 2, 9, 16, 2013. NOTICE-In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013 079522 The following person is doing business as: PsyDocs, 4519 Admiralty Way #B, Marina del Rey, CA 90292, County of Los Angeles. Articles of Incorporation or Organization Number: AI #ON: Registered owner: Julie Armstrong, 4519 Admiralty Way #B, Marina del Rey, CA 90292. This business is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Registrant Signature/ Name: Julie Armstrong, Psy.D., Owner/Sole Proprietor. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on April 18, 2013. Argonaut published: April 25, May 2, 9, 16, 2013. NOTICE-In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013 080191 The following person is doing business as: Trek LA, 1621 Glyndon Ave., Venice, CA 90291, County of Los Angeles. Articles of Incorporation or Organization Number: AI #ON: Registered owner: Jennifer Russell, 1621 Glyndon Ave., Venice, CA 90291. This busi-

ness is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Registrant Signature/Name: Jennifer Russell, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on April 18, 2013. Argonaut published: April 25, May 2, 9, 16, 2013. NOTICE-In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013 082429 The following person is doing business as: Insatiable Productions, 1288 Barry Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90025, County of Los Angeles. Articles of Incorporation or Organization Number: AI #ON: Registered owner: Nicholas Rasch, 1288 Barry Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90025. This business is conducted by an Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Registrant Signature/ Name: Nicholas Rasch, Founder. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on April 22, 2013. Argonaut published: May 9, 16, 23, 30, 2013. NOTICEIn accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration.The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013 082706 The following person is doing business as: Magzon, 3855 Sawtelle Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90066, County of Los Angeles. Articles of Incorporation or Organization Number: AI #ON: Registered owner: Al Ubaidi Trading Co., Inc., 3855 Sawtelle Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90066. This business is conducted by a Corporation. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 3/23/1999. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Registrant Signature/Name:Margheret Markarian, Secretary, Al Ubaidi Trading Co., Inc. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on April 23, 2013. Argonaut published: May 2, 9, 16, 23, 2013. NOTICE-In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code).


legal advertising FIcTITIOUs BUsINEss NamE sTaTEmENT File No. 2013 088715 The following persons are doing business as: 1. OneTrust Home Loans, 3131 Camino Del Rio North, Suite 1680, San Diego, CA 92108, County of San Diego. 2. OneTrust Senior Lending. Articles of Incorporation or Organization Number: AI #ON: Registered owners: CalCon Mutual, LLC, 3131 Camino Del Rio North, Suite 1680, San Diego, CA 92108. This business is conducted by a Corporation. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Registrant Signature/ Name: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on April 30, 2013. Argonaut published: May 9, 16, 23, 30, 2013. NOTICE-In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration.The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). FIcTITIOUs BUsINEss NamE sTaTEmENT File No. 2013 089413 The following person is doing business as: West L. A. Pools, 720 N. Eucalyptus Ave., #104, Inglewood, CA 90302, County of Los Angeles. Articles of Incorporation or Organization Number: AI #ON: Registered owner: Linda I. Martinez, 720 N. Eucalyptus Ave., #104, Inglewood, CA 90302. This business is conducted by an Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 5/01/2013. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Registrant Signature/Name: Linda I. Martinez. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on

May 1, 2013. Argonaut published: May 9, 16, 23, 30, 2013. NOTICE-In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). FIcTITIOUs BUsINEss NamE sTaTEmENT File No. 2013 089638 The following person is doing business as: 1. SurgCenter at Museum Square, 5757 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036. 2. P.O. Box 1708, Pismo Beach, CA 93448. Articles of Incorporation or Organization Number: AI #ON: 201225910450. Registered owner: Advanced Surgery Center of Beverly Hills, LLC., 996 Phillips Road, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420. This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 03/01/2013. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Registrant Signature/ Name: Advanced Surgery Center of Beverly Hills, LLC., Sean O’Neal, Treasurer. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on May 1, 2013. Argonaut published: May 16, 23, 30, June 6, 2013. NOTICE-In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See

Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). FIcTITIOUs BUsINEss NamE sTaTEmENT File No. 2013 089803 The following person is doing business as: Dolph’n Productions, 4074 Michael Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90066, County of Los Angeles. Articles of Incorporation or Organization Number: AI #ON: Registered owner: Randolph Williams, 4074 Michael Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90066. This business is conducted by an Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 8/29/1983. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Registrant Signature/ Name: Randolph Williams, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on May 1, 2013. Argonaut published: May 9, 16, 23, 30, 2013. NOTICE-In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). FIcTITIOUs BUsINEss NamE sTaTEmENT File No. 2013 090983 The following persons are doing business as: SMF, Inc., 3535 Hayden Avenue, Suite 300, Culver City, CA 90232, County of Los Angeles. Articles of Incorporation or Organization Number: AI #ON: C2544293. Registered owners: SMNF and Assoc., Inc, 14639 Killion Street, Sherman Oaks, CA 91411. California. This business is conducted by a Corporation. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 07/15/2003. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Registrant Signature/

Name: SMNF and Assoc., Inc., Susan Franceschini, President & CEO. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on May 3, 2013. Argonaut published: May 16, 23, 30, June 6, 2013. NOTICE-In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). FIcTITIOUs BUsINEss NamE sTaTEmENT File No. 2013 092335 The following person is doing business as: MKS Commercials, etc., 8695 Washington Blvd., Suite 204, Culver City, CA 90292, County of Los Angeles. Articles of Incorporation or Organization Number: AI # C2323225. ON: Registered owner: Mitchell K. Stubbs & Associates, 8695 Washington Blvd., Suite 204, Culver City, CA 90292. California. This business is conducted by a Corporation. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on May 05, 2013. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Registrant Signature/ Name: Mitchell K. Stubbs & Associates, President, Mitchell K. Stubbs & Associates. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on May 06, 2013. Argonaut published: May 9, 16, 23, 30, 2013. NOTICE-In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration.The filing of

this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). FIcTITIOUs BUsINEss NamE sTaTEmENT File No. 2013 094133 The following person is doing business as: Westside Green Real Estate, 330 Washington Blvd., Marina del Rey, CA 90292, County of Los Angeles. Articles of Incorporation or Organization Number: AI #ON: Registered owner: Susan Klos, 3635 Grand View Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90066. This business is conducted by an Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Registrant Signature/ Name: Susan Klos, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on May 8, 2013. Argonaut published: May 16, 23, 30, June 6, 2013. NOTICE-In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code).

Liability Partnership. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 04/28/2013. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Registrant Signature/ Name: Gregory Fillas & Buschauer, LLP, Tracy Fillas, Partner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on May 8, 2013. Argonaut published: May 16, 23, 30, June 6, 2013. NOTICE-In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). FIcTITIOUs BUsINEss NamE sTaTEmENT File No. 2013 094251 The following person is doing business as: 1. Mercado Plus, 15455 Milldale Drive, Los Angeles, CA

90077, County of Los Angeles. 2. Mercados Clave. Articles of Incorporation or Organization Number: AI #ON: Registered owner: Salvador M. Villar, 15455 Milldale Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90077. This business is conducted by an Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on April 19, 2013. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Registrant Signature/ Name: Salvador Villar, President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on May 8, 2013. Argonaut published: May 16, 23, 30, June 6, 2013. NOTICE-In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code).

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FIcTITIOUs BUsINEss NamE sTaTEmENT File No. 2013 094203 The following persons are doing business as: Gregory, Fillas & Buschauer, LLP, 150 Los Robles Ave., Ste 860, Pasadena, CA 91101, County of Los Angeles. Articles of Incorporation or Organization Number: AI #ON: Registered owners: 1. Elaine Gregory, 1250 N. Santa Anita, Arcadia, CA 91006. 2. Tracy Fillas, 1496 E. Orange Grove Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91104. 3. E. Anthony Buschauer, 4114 Aguilar Way, Los Angeles, CA 90065. This business is conducted by a Limited

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LEGAL ADVERTISING FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013 094266 The following person is doing business as: Prime Time Boxing, 828 Pico Blvd., #1, Santa Monica, CA 90405. Articles of Incorporation or Organization Number: AI #ON: Registered owner: 1. Cary Williams-Nunez, 1328 Harvard St. #1, Santa Monica, CA 90404. 2. Angelo Nunez, 1328 Harvard St. #1, Santa Monica, CA 90404. This business is conducted by a Married Couple. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Registrant Signature/ Name: Cary Williams-Nunez, Co-Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on May 8, 2013. Argonaut published: May 16, 23, 30, June 6, 2013. NOTICE-In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name

Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code).

Kizyma Enterprises, Inc., 5533 Canyonside Drive, La Crescenta, CA 91214. This business is conducted by a Corporation. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 10/27/09. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Registrant Signature/ Name: Kizyma Enterprises, Inc., Charice Jamison, Vice President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on May 8, 2013. Argonaut published: May 16, 23, 30, June 6, 2013. NOTICE-In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in

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the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013078297 The following person is doing business as: 1. Sub-Devison Productions, 1925 20th St. Apt. A, Santa Monica, CA 90404-4760, County of Los Angeles. 2. SubDevision Comics. 3. Afro Smiley Design. 4. Kandi Krypt. Articles of Incorporation or Organization Number: AI #ON: Registered owner: Kyrian H. Perry, 1925 20th St. Apt. A, Santa Monica, CA 90404-4760. These businesses are conducted by an Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 4-17-2013. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Registrant Signature/Name: Kyrian H. Perry, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on April 17, 2013. Argonaut published: April 25, May 2, 9, 16, 2013. NOTICE-In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013091852 The following person is doing business as: Caregiver Connector LA, 8664 Falmouth Ave. #20, Playa del Rey, CA 90293, County of Los Angeles. Articles of Incorporation or Organization Number: AI # ON: Registered owner: Cheryl N. Vega, 8664 Falmouth Ave. #20, Playa del Rey, CA 90293. California. This business is conducted by an Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Registrant Signature/ Name: Cheryl N. Vega, CEO. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on May 3, 2013. Argonaut published: May 9, 16, 23, 30, 2013. NOTICE-In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013092955 The following person is doing business as: 1. Fearless With Faith, 9200 S. Sepulveda, Los Angeles, CA 90045, County of Los Angeles. 2. Powered By Faith, 12345 Marshall Street #10, Culver City,

CA 90230. Articles of Incorporation or Organization Number: AI #ON: Registered owner: Sisley Brunon, 12345 Marshall Street #10, Culver City, CA 90230. This business is conducted by an Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 5/06/2013. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Registrant Signature/ Name: Sisley Brunon, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on May 6, 2013. Argonaut published: May 9, 16, 23, 30, 2013. NOTICE-In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME FILE NO: 20081170606 DATE FILED: 7/31/2008. Name of Business: Canali Cafe, 123 Washington Blvd., Marina del Rey, CA 90292. REGISTERED OWNERS: Pasio II, Inc., 20 Ironsides St., #17, Marina del Rey, CA 90292. Business was conducted by a Corporation. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Registrant Signature/Name: Pasio II, Inc., Kathryn Yeatman-Pasio, Co-Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on April 2, 2013. Argonaut published: April 25, May 2, 9, 16, 2013.

PUBLIC NOTICES NOTICE OF APPLICATION TO SELL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES Date of Filing Application: APRIL 17, 2013. To Whom It May Concern: The Name of the Applicant is: A LA CARTE THAI BISTRO, INC. The applicants listed above are applying to the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to sell alcoholic beverages at: 12404 W. WASHINGTON BLVD., CULVER CITY, CA 90230. Type of License Applied for: 41 On-Sale Beer and Wine - Eating Place. Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control 888 S. Figueroa St., Suite 320, Los Angeles, CA 90017 (213) 833-6043. Argonaut Published: April 25, May 2, 9, 2013.

NON-DISCRIMINATION NOTICE The Venice Japanese Language School (VJLS) provides instruction in Japanese language and culture to students in grades K through 12 and accepts applications for admission on a year round basis. In accordance with applicable Federal and State law and school policy, the VJLS does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, medical condition, ancestry, marital status, age, sexual orientation, citizenship, or service in the uniformed services. The VJLS also prohibits sexual harassment. This nondiscrimination policy covers admission, access, and treatment in all programs and activities.

COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING AND INTENT TO ADOPT A MITIGATED NEGATIVE DECLARATION AND INITIAL STUDY OXFORD RETENTION BASIN MULTIUSE ENHANCEMENT PROJECT The County of Los Angeles Department of Public Works is proposing to improvements to the Oxford Retention Basin in the County of Los Angeles unincorporated community of Marina del Rey. The proposed work includes but is not limited to the following: flood control and water quality enhancements including grading, modifying tide gates and catch basins, and constructing a circulation berm and bioswales; habitat and aesthetic enhancements including replacement of non-native vegetation with drought-tolerant and more native vegetation including replacement of approximately 400 non-native and/ or diseased trees with over 650 trees; perimeter enhancements including construction of a walk/jog path, observation areas, wildlife-friendly lighting, and replacement of existing fencing with lower tubular steel fencing. Public Works has prepared a Mitigated Negative Declaration and Initial Study (MND/IS) to assess the impact of the proposed project to the environment and the community. No significant effects were identified. The draft MND/ IS is being circulated for a 30-day public review period, starting May 20, 2013 and ending June 18, 2013. The document is available for review at the following URL: http://dpw.lacounty.gov/go/oxford. A copy of the document is available for public review at the following locations: Marina del Rey Library 4533 Admiralty Way Marina del Rey, CA 90292 Department of Public Works Programs Development Division, 11th Floor 900 South Fremont Avenue Alhambra, CA 91803-1331 County of Los Angeles Department of Public Works Programs Development Division, 11th Floor Attention Ms. Reyna Soriano P.O. Box 1460, Alhambra, CA 91802-1460 rsoriano@dpw.lacounty.gov Interested parties must submit their comments in writing by June 18, 2013. Comments shall be submitted via postal or electronic mail to one the following addresses: For more information on the meeting or the project, please contact Project Engineer Josh Svensson at (626) 458-7157 or at jsvensson@dpw.lacounty.gov, Monday through Thursday, between 7:15 a.m. and 6 p.m. Si necesita asistencia con la traduccion a Espanol, por favor comuniquese con el representante del departamento de Obras Publicas del Condado de Los Angeles, Sr. Art Correa (626) 458-3948. Individuals requiring reasonable accessibility accommodations may request written materials in alternate formats, physical accessibility accommodations, sign language interpreters or other reasonable accommodations by contacting our departmental Americans with Disabilities Act Coordinator at (626) 458-4081, from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Thursday (excluding holidays). Persons who are deaf or hard of hearing may make contact by first dialing the California Relay Service at 7-1-1. Requests should be made at least one week in advance to ensure availability. When making a reasonable accommodation request, please reference PD-3.

NOTICE OF APPLICATION TO SELL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES Date of Filing Application: APRIL 22, 2013. To Whom It May Concern: The Name of the Applicant is: BED, BATH & BEYOND OF CALIFORNIA LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. The applicants listed above are applying to the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to sell alcoholic beverages at: 11854 W. OLYMPIC BLVD., LOS ANGELES, CA 900641100. Type of License Applied for: 20 - Off-Sale Beer And Wine, 86-Instructional Tasting License. Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control 888 S. Figueroa St., Suite 320, Los Angeles, CA 90017, (213) 833-6043. Argonaut Published: May 9, 16, 23, 2013. NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR CHANGE IN OWNERSHIP OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE LICENSE Date of Filing Application: APRIL 24, 2013. To Whom it may concern: The Names of the Applicants are: WINDWARD BAR & GRILL, LLC. The applicants listed above are applying to the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to sell alcoholic beverages at: 1607 PACIFIC AVE, VENICE, CA 90291-3613. Type of License Applied for: 41 - ON-SALE BEER AND WINE - EATING PLACE. Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control Los Angeles, 888 S. Figueroa St, Ste 320, Los Angeles, CA 90017. (213) 8336043. LA1296420. Argonaut Published: May 2, 9, 16, 2013.

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME Case number PS015285. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner, JAMIE MOTA filed for petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Kylie Sar’ai Mota to Proposed name: Kylie Sar’ai Samaniego. 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: 07/01/13, 8:30 am. Dept. F49. SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES. 9425 Penfield Ave., Chatsworth, CA 91311. Filed May 8, 2013. John A. Clarke, Executive Officer/ Clerk, Beverly Reid O’Connell, Judge of the Superior Court. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: The Argonaut Newspaper: May 16, 23, 30, June 6, 2013.

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