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VOL 49, NO 20 Local News & Culture

ARTS & EVENTS

News

Cover Story Photo by Morleigh Steinberg

A ‘Culture of Noncompliance’ The NRDC found in excess of 400 stormwater runoff violations at Santa Monica Pier, plus additional violations at Ballona Creek in Del Rey and Culver City ........................... 8

The Warrior Candidate Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, an Iraq veteran running for president, thrills an anti-war crowd in Santa Monica ............................ 9

This Week

FOOD & DRINK Bru’s Wiffle turns the most important meal of the day into a celebration at its new Marina del Rey location ................... 29

Safe at Home Arcane Space’s ‘Tucked In’ captures

Art in Action The Venice Family Clinic Art Walk & Auction celebrates 40 years with a bash at Google Venice ................................... 10

makes a big splash with two days of seaside fun ......................................... 11

Trina Merry’s thought-provoking human canvases that defy the eye & male gaze come to life at the Getty Villa ................... 12

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the quietly courageous interior world of one child’s cancer journey through a mother’s eyes ................................... 10

The Return of ARTsea The marina’s arts festival on the beach

Body of Work

Giving Back Herb Alpert on the ‘mystery of art,’ philanthropy and 25 years of awarding his own “Genius”-style grant . ........................ 34

Westside Happenings Get sucked into the satirical drama of “Violence: The Misadventures of Spike Spangle, Farmer” at The Actors’ Gang . ...... 30 Eat like an Aztec or samba by the sea ....... 31 ON THE COVER: Blending her subjects seamlessly into their surroundings, New York body painter Trina Merry creates hyper-real optical illusions, like this one in front of the Brooklyn Bridge, to dazzle the eye, promote body positivity and challenge the male gaze. Image by Trina Merry. Design by Michael Kraxenberger.

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A ‘Culture of Noncompliance’ NRDC says local water quality agency is shirking its duty to enforce local cities’ stormwater runoff violations By Gary Walker The agency charged with monitoring water quality standards throughout the Greater Los Angeles region found that local cities have committed more than 2,000 water quality violations within a five-year period, but the violators suffered little if any consequences. The lack of enforcement by the Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board, according to Santa Monica-based environmental advocacy nonprofit the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), helped contribute to more than 100 million gallons of contaminated runoff spilling into the ocean. The NRDC found in excess of 400 violations of the Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System permit at Santa Monica Pier, 78 violations at the Pico-Kanter stormwater station in Santa Monica, and 139 at Ballona Creek in Del Rey and Culver City. In a May 1 letter to California Environmental Protection Agency Secretary Jared Blumenfeld, NRDC Water Quality Analyst Corinne Bell asked Blumenfeld to encourage the board to address what they call an urgent water quality problem. “Right now, there is a prime opportunity to address this issue. This past year, water quality stakeholders throughout Los Angeles County worked collaboratively to help pass Measure W, which will generate about $300 million annually for stormwater management projects in the county. These funds can be applied to both the watershed and city projects,” Bell wrote. “Action by the state board would improve the watershed planning process would help ensure meaningful progress to improve water quality.” Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Board Executive Director Renee Purdy challenged Bell’s characterization of her agency failing to enforce water quality standards.

NRDC found more than 400 stormwater runoff violations at Santa Monica Pier “Their characterization of uncited and unenforced violations is incorrect. They have a misunderstanding of the water board’s enforcement policy,” Purdy asserted. “We are doing our review of the report. We do think that there are some

“I was shocked when I saw the number of violations. When you look at the numbers, they’re a lot over a short amount of time.” — Corinne Bell, National Resources Defense Council discrepancies in the report and how [its findings] are being used.” Bell said her organization found out about the lack of enforcement through a public records request of data collected by the regional water board and utilized a state database, the California Integrated Water Quality System, to verify their findings. “I was shocked when I saw the number

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water quality standards more often than the numbers reflect. “We don’t dispute that have been of exceedances water quality standards. But all of these violations are being addressed by the permitees,” she said. “NRDC did not mention that there have been at least two administrative civil liability cases that the board has brought against permitees.” Purdy added that many of the locations with reported violations utilize devices that are designed to prevent runoff from entering the ocean through storm drains, and that runoff is diverted to the Hyperion Treatment Sewage Plant in Playa del Rey during dry seasons and other periods without a lot of rain. Heal the Bay water quality scientist Annelisa Ehert Moe says the violations match up with what her water quality organization has seen at the same sites for years. “It’s not entirely surprising, because we’ve seen these dry weather exceedances in our annual Beach Report Card with similar dry weather grades,” Ehert Moe said. “Their approach has been to gives cities leeway until they reach their goals, but it’s created this culture of noncompliance.” Bell said her organization is essentially looking for the water quality board to do two things to rectify the current situation. “The regional water quality board is working on a new MS4 permit. We would like them to make sure that they are creating a strong and enforceable permit, and we would like to see that permit enforced,” she said. Last year, Santa Monica installed a 1.6-million gallon stormwater tank under the pier that can capture and clean more than a million gallons of polluted water. Water near the Santa Monica Pier has historically been among the most polluted areas on the Westside.

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The Warrior Candidate Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, an Iraq veteran running for president, thrills an anti-war crowd in Santa Monica By Gary Walker Among the crowded field of Democratic presidential hopefuls, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D- Honolulu) has yet to find her breakout moment. But on the evening of May 13, the Iraq War veteran was welcomed like a returning heroine as a standing room only crowd cheered, sang and waved “Tulsi for President” signs inside the Santa Monica Public Library’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Auditorium. A four-term congresswoman, Gabbard was visiting the area last Monday as part of a Santa Monica Democratic Club series introducing as many presidential candidates as possible to its members and local residents (Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota is expected to visit on May 28). The Malibu and Pacific Palisades Democratic clubs co-hosted Gabbard at the library. Gabbard told the crowd that part of the reason she decided to run for president was her experience of the war in Iraq and ultimate disillusion with the idea of armed conflict with a stated goal of regime change. “Both of my deployments influenced my decision to run for Congress and now for president. I saw how important it is to have people in positions of power who know the human costs of war,” Gabbard said to thunderous applause. Gabbard pledged to fight for more research on climate change and reiterated her opposition to the Trump administration’s push to open California coastal waters to offshore drilling. “We’ve seen the devastation of communities and our marine life after oil spills. And we’ve seen bipartisan opposition to offshore drilling in Congress,” she said,

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about this project, such as a newsletter and social media site, have been discontinued, and it is very difficult to get timely information as to what steps are being taken to address the current situation. When local media doesn’t seek out more information than what it is provided freely by the subjects of the articles they publish, readers get only a partial understanding of important issues, and policy-makers are under no pressure to address shortcomings. As an early 20th century editor once remarked, in slightly paraphrased form, “Whatever [someone] desires to get pub-

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii (far right) discussed fighting pro-war policies and homelessness during her local visit citing opposition from not only Democrats visit with Syrian dictator Bashar al-Asbut also Republican U.S senators. sad, whom international human rights But it was Gabbard’s foreign policy group have accused of using chemical positions ─ including stronger collaboraweapons against Syrian citizens. tion with longtime U.S. allies and “We need to have the courage to talk “bringing our troops home from Iraq,” to leaders with whom we disagree, which she pledged to do if elected with adversaries and not just with our president — that earned her applause from friends,” responded Gabbard, who in the decidedly anti-war crowd. Audience February said “Assad is not the enemy of members cheered whenever Gabbard the United States because Syria does not mentioned the folly of overseas military pose a direct threat to the United States.” action to overthrow foreign governments During a brief question and answer and booed in solidarity whenever she period, Poverty Matters Executive talked about the length of the wars in Iraq Director Susie Shannon gave Gabbard and Afghanistan. an opportunity to weigh in on one of Los But it wasn’t all a campaign rally. Santa Angeles’ most pressing matters. Monica Democratic Club President Jon “Do you support housing as a basic Katz, who co-moderated the event with human right?” asked Shannon, a longMalibu Democratic Club President Jan time homeless and affordable housing Albrecht, pressed Gabbard on her 2017 advocate.  

lished is advertising; whatever [that person] wants to keep out of the paper is news.” Walter Lamb Playa del Rey Editor’s Note: Lamb is president of the nonprofit advocacy group Ballona Wetlands Land Trust. Don’t Piecemeal Affordable Housing into Marina del Rey Re: “Affordable Housing Isn’t Necessarily Fair,” Letters, April 25 Absent a specific “affordable housing” policy for Marina del Rey, the county should issue an

RFP to the multi-family housing development community to construct an “affordable housing” complex on Parking Lot 11 (14101 Panay Way). This complex would be designated solely for “affordable housing” and would have mandated, proportionate divisions between very low, low- and moderateincome targeted tenants – with a percentage for “seniors” in each income strata. High land acquisition costs are generally one of the most significant reasons why “affordable housing” is not financially feasible in more affluent areas. This is where the public sector can be of prominent assistance. As an inducement or incentive

“Of course,” Gabbard answered, noting that she had visited Skid Row on a prior visit to Los Angeles. “The lack of affordable housing is one of the leading causes why people become homeless. Hawaii, my home state, is the No. 1 state in per capita homelessness. In the House [of Representatives] we recently passed a bill adding $1 billion toward homelessness, but we need a lot more resources.” As a Honolulu City Councilwoman, Gabbard sponsored 2011 legislation that allowed city workers to confiscate personal property stored on city streets, which is often the case for homeless people. The Los Angeles City Council recently settled a lawsuit over a similar ordinance that civil rights lawyers claimed targeted the homeless during encampment cleanups, but the Honolulu ordinance remains in effect. Gabbard denied her bill targeted the homeless, which at least one council colleague said it did. The Argonaut was unable to speak with Gabbard despite multiple attempts. As much as the Santa Monica crowd was energized by Gabbard’s presence and policy positions, Gabbard’s overall campaign got off to a rocky start, with her campaign manager and consulting team jumping ship shortly after she announced her candidacy in January. But a lot can — and will — happen before Democrats choose a nominee to take on Trump in 2020. The first Democratic president debates take place in late June, and with as many as 20 candidates (including Gabbard) poised to qualify, tomorrow’s frontrunner is anybody’s guess. gary@argonautnews.com

for a proposed developer/lessee to respond to the suggested RFP and ultimately enter into an agreement/ ground lease with the county, the county would convey a leasehold interest for the proposed development at a rental rate of $1/year for the term of the ground lease. This would be the subsidy from the public sector to create a more financially feasible plan for development. Public parking eliminated by the development could be partially offset by including some public parking in the parking garage built for the new complex. The public section could be fee-based at current market rates, and resident

parking could be separated by gates. New affordable housing would be a more efficient process than the piecemeal methodology currently being imposed through negotiations with lessees during proposals for new development, renovations and/or ground lease extensions. Lamont Roberts Marina del Rey

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A Cozy, Safe Room of Her Own Morleigh Steinberg’s ‘Tucked In’ captures the quietly courageous interior world of her daughter’s cancer journey Photo by Morleigh Steinberg

By Lisa Beebe “Tucked In,” a new photography exhibit at Venice’s ARCANE Space, offers a peek into a world that isn’t often documented. Each image in the gallery captures an arrangement of small toys and dolls, many of which are tucked into tiny beds where they appear to be resting or reading. In other scenes, the toys appear to be taking care of each other—a small stuffed animal pushes the stroller of a tiny piglet in one, a coterie of My Little Ponies keep each other company at a makeshift table set with coins as dinner plates in another. These detailed, imaginative set-ups look like something a child might make on her bedroom floor—and that’s exactly what they are. Mom, photographer and dancer-choreographer Morleigh Steinberg (who’s done creative consulting for U2) captured these vignettes of a child’s playthings during a tumultuous period in her family’s life. When Steinberg’s daughter Sian was 7 years old, she came home from school one day too tired to play and was soon diagnosed with T-cell leukemia. As Sian

Steinberg’s daughter’s tiny world of toys went through cancer treatment, Steinberg discovered that her daughter was setting up little scenes with her toys. She says, “I walked into her room and I’d see them tucked into different corners. She would do them in all sorts of places like under the bed or under a couch.” Steinberg believes that creating these little worlds gave her daughter a feeling of control over what she was experienc-

ing. She says, “I think for me, it was a validation that she was taking care of herself in a way that I might not be able to take care of her. It was comforting for me to see that despite the very disruptive world that our family was living in, she could manage it by doing this, making these little creations, these miniature perfectly-formed little universes.” Steinberg started photographing Sian’s creations as a way to document them, and continued to do so during the three years that her daughter was in treatment. Today, Sian is a healthy 21-year-old. Her mother never expected to share these photos with the public, but she is doing so in the hopes that “Tucked In” will help other people—especially parents of children with cancer—understand that children find ways to cope. (The exhibit’s May 9 opening doubled as a benefit for Cancer Support Community Los Angeles, which provides free counseling, education and programming for individuals and families impacted by cancer.) Steinberg says, “I want to encourage people to come with their kids or by themselves. We’ve got

some baskets of things, so people can play. They can make worlds. I want it to be interactive.” So Steinberg installed lavender carpet in the gallery to match the carpet of Sian’s bedroom floor in the photos, and she intentionally hung some of the photos low, where kids can see them. “I didn’t want to put them all in a line like a formal art exhibit,” she says. “They have to be playful, they have to be kind of patch-worked together, like Sian’s work.” Steinberg’s choices have the desired effect. The gallery space feels as cozy and colorful as the scenes Sian made with her toys. If you want to get down on the floor, and tuck a Barbie or a troll doll into bed, you’re welcome to do so. Take a photo while you’re at it. “Tucked In” is on view through May 26 at ARCANE Space, 324 Sunset Ave., Unit G, Venice. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays. Visit arcanespacela.com for more info.

Art in Action With a bash at Google & hands-on workshops, the Venice Art Walk celebrates its 40th birthday By Kelby Vera For 40 years, the Venice Family Clinic Art Walk & Auction (also known as the Venice Art Walk for short) has spotlighted Venice’s arts scene and given back to Venice Family Clinic primarily through a silent auction and tours of local artists’ studios. This year the beloved arts event not only highlights works donated by 200 compassionate creatives and honors painter Laura Owens, but also invites you to get crafty through a series of workshops held during its free community party at Google’s Venice campus this Sunday. ` “The workshops are really a nice initiative, welcoming attendees into the creative process themselves,” explained event publicist Jessica Trent. “People can be inspired by and even bid on amazing art, but they can also have a hand at creativity themselves.” Amid food trucks, live music, the silent auction and a beer & wine garden, you can learn how to craft paper flowers from creative florist Sara Kim at noon or 2:30 p.m., learn beautiful lettering techniques from artist, teacher, and author Nicole Miyuki Santo at noon, 1:15 p.m. 2:30 p.m. or 3:45 p.m., or create your own lush PAGE 10 THE ARGONAUT May 16, 2019

Jens Lucking brings his talents for surreal portraiture to the Venice Family Clinic Art Walk & Auction yarn tapestries from Trudy Perry’s Fire per person) —but hey, it’s for a good Horse Studio at 1 p.m., 2 p.m. or 3:30 p.m. cause! A percentage of sales from each (Tickets for these workshops range from class booked will go toward supporting $25 to $55.) There will also be a raffle and Venice Family Clinic, which offers a “Family Fun Zone” with crafts and healthcare services to nearly 30,000 activities for all ages. people in need. Radical Souls Collective can help you Lucking, who has participated in the art make macramé plant hangers at noon, walk for the past seven years and creates 1:30 p.m. or 3 p.m., while photographer whimsical family portraits from superimJens Lucking welcomes a small number of posed images—(think a giant laughing attendees into one of his surreal images. baby sitting on the roof a midcentury He hosts five interactive portrait sessions modern home while mom, bro & sis hang from noon to 4 p.m. — (which cost $500 by the pool)—is thrilled to return and

share his creative skills with participants. “It’s nice to be able to share this passion for photography and get the public excited about it,” he said. “And also give a little behind the scenes kind of look.” Inspired by his series of work called “Hammer Time,” portrait session groups will pose as if they’re valiantly trying to repair a retro gold Ford. The photo is given a quirky twist by having the youngest or daintiest of the group straining to lift up the front of the car while someone else works underneath. Continuing to support Venice Family Clinic is important to the European-born photographer, who said, “I love the work Venice Family Clinic is doing in our community. Living in Venice, I feel how much an organization like VFC is needed to help the vast number of people in need and without the means for care.” The Venice Family Clinic Art Walk & Auction happens from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, May 19, at Google Venice (340 Main St., Venice). The event is free and open to the public, but workshops ($25+) and studio tours ($40) are ticketed. Purchase tickets at theveniceartwalk.org.


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By Christina Campodonico You could say this year’s ARTsea is making up for lost time. After bursting onto the scene in the summer of 2017, the public arts festival took a hiatus last year as Marina “Mother’s” Beach closed for renovations. With the beach back in business, ARTsea returns for a second round — this time for two days instead of one. “We’re back with twice as much,” says Carol Baker of the Los Angeles County Department of Beaches and Harbors. “I think there’s a great mix and mashup of artists and galleries and performers, and it will be very fun.” This weekend’s live music and dance performances, art installations, gallery displays, food trucks, a wine & beer garden, artisans’ marketplace and various interactive workshops kick off at 11 a.m. Saturday, creating an ephemeral pop-up arts district in Marina del Rey through 6 p.m. Sunday. Here are five ways to maximize your fun during this celebration of art, the ocean and Los Angeles County’s creative diversity. 1. Go Around the World with Music in Two Days The varied cultural strains of Los Angeles converge at ARTsea’s main stage, where on Saturday you can hear Peruvian surf pop by La Chamba at 4:30 p.m., Dengue Fever’s Cambodian-influenced rock at 6:30 p.m., or relive the ’60s-defining sound of the Grateful Dead

Dengue Fever brings their international fusion of classic Cambodian songs and rock to the ARTsea stage with L.A.-based tribute band Grateful Shred at 8:30 p.m. On Sunday, Jazzy Ash and the Leaping Lizards bring the bayou-buoyed sounds of The Crescent City to SoCal at 11 a.m., while Boogaloo Assassins blend Latin soul, funk, salsa and boogaloo (which traces its roots to Afro-Cuban dance rhythms) to close out the music side of ARTsea from 5 to 6 p.m.

Production for Events and Festivals for Community Arts Resources (CARS), which has partnered with Beaches and Harbors to organize ARTsea. “They look as if you’re walking among some sort of sea life,” she says, “and in the evening they’ll be lit.” You can also find some Zen in San Diego artist Jose Sainz’s wind garden, a collection of feather flags along the beachside of ARTsea that will hopefully 2. Try Out Global Dance Flavors with flutter with the wind. Contra-Tiempo & Friends “It will be like a sculptural garden,” says Hearing all these lively beats may make Perez-Seda. With the wind blowing and you want to get up and dance. Fortunately, some sand between your toes, go ahead urban Latin dance theater troupe Contraand say, “Ohmmm!” Tiempo and friends have got the dance floor covered. On Sunday from 1 to 2 4. Time Travel with Blast Ice Cream p.m., Contra-Tiempo will get you moving While you have your mouth open, why and grooving with their “Sabor Session,” not take your taste buds out of this world teaching Afro-Latin social dances and (or time period) with something a little showing an excerpt from their repertoire. unusual — say liquid nitrogen frozen ice Betty Rox leads Caribbean dance jam cream? sessions at 1:30 p.m. Saturday and noon Blast’s Prohibition-era themed ice Sunday; Kati Hernandez teaches an cream truck serves up tongue-tingling Afro-Cuban dance session at 2 p.m. sundaes inspired by old-school flavors Sunday; and Bollywood Step Dance and delivered through a very entertaining brings the colorful and energetic dance (and harmless) plume of liquid nitrogen stylings of Indian cinema to life at 12:30 “smoke!” p.m. Saturday. Treat your kid or inner child to a classic flavor like the So Much S’More (graham 3. Meditate in an Octopus’ Garden cracker crust ice cream, marshmallow After shaking your booty and bobbing cream & chocolate sauce) or Total Recall your head, take time to chill out under (vanilla ice cream & whip topped with Aphidoidea art collective’s giant sea crushed peanuts and a duo of chocolate creature installations, which resemble and butterscotch sauce). Both will make plankton, seaweed and even jellyfish, you wax nostalgic for youthful summer observes Mariana Perez-Seda, Director of days spent at fairgrounds, as will the

Kettle Corn sundae topped by “steaming” yet frozen bits of the classic carnival snack. If you’re looking for something a little more mature, go for the High Fashion, a “complex sundae” inspired by an old fashioned cocktail and served with madefrom-scratch cherry bourbon sauce, chocolate bitters, cold smoked Applewood bacon and a burnt sugar orange glaze. 5. Go to Craft Camp & Make Something Memorable ARTsea’s eventful weekend offers plenty of opportunities to make memories, but why not also walk away with a one-of-akind souvenir? You can make your own at the Craft Camper, a bright blue vintage travel trailer, where visitors can channel ocean breezes into a nautically themed wind chime. The Silver Lake-based craft experience company Makers Mess also hosts a workshop on how to do block printing “farmers market-style” and lessons on how to make flower crowns inspired by the sea. Third to fifth graders can also learn how to enter their artwork into Beaches and Harbors’ ongoing “Can the Trash!” clean beach poster contest. ARTsea happens from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday (May 18 & 19) at Marina “Mother’s” Beach and adjacent parking lots #10 and #11, 4101 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey. Admission is free. Visit artsea-mdr.com for the full event schedule. May 16, 2019 THE ARGONAUT PAGE 11


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FULL-BODIED Painter Trina Merry’s living, breathing human canvases reclaim art history from the male gaze By Bliss Bowen “Body painting” often evokes images of children receiving face paint on their cheeks at community fairs, or elaborate “sleeves” inked on limbs by tattoo artists. But Trina Merry’s live body paintings, which she calls “performances,” create stunning optical illusions, the most transformational of which cause nude models to seemingly disappear into their surroundings: the bulge of a young man’s closed-eye becomes buried beneath a painted-on American flag, a nude rises ghostlike from an amphitheater’s stone stairs, a semi-reclined woman blends into the scenery of Florence, Italy—like she is dreaming its architecture into being—and the Tower of Pisa seamlessly sprouts from another woman’s head. Merry says it is all part of her effort to “reclaim the fine art nude in the public space.” She’ll be painting live models for “Bodies of Evidence,” a demonstration at the Getty Villa this Saturday (International Museum Day) and Sunday (May 19). According to Merry, the path toward her unconventional artwork began with a moment that sounds as cinematic as the PAGE 12 THE ARGONAUT May 16, 2019

films she once studied at Azusa Pacific University: she was struck by lightning in a car! Consequently “super sensitive to electricity,” she left her Hollywood art department job and moved to Yosemite for 10 months to heal, during which time she

experiences for others, and “try to pioneer something that other people weren’t doing.” Graffiti painting in San Francisco, where she “camouflaged people into a mural,” was followed by time in Santa Fe and then New York,

— and to remote communities where she’s hiked mountains with indigenous body painters to collect pigment from the earth and cut sugar cane to create body paint. Nowadays, she has access to nontoxic, FDA-approved paint in a broader color range. But the human body’s temporary canvas remains integral to the message of “The nude in art history has usually her work. been women, and it’s largely been painted “I value temporal experiences. I think it’s a reflection of what life is, and that art by men. It was a means of not only should reflect life,” she observes. objectifying them, but also obsessing “Performance art is exceptionally valuable and important to the contempoabout and possessing them.” rary art conversation. Working with the — Visual artist Trina Merry human body as a surface, and honestly also somewhat as the subject matter, is important especially as we’re trying to painted, contemplated her options, and where she’s lived for five years. deal with concepts of body image, hung out with musician friends who It’s one thing to be faked out by the sight gender, identity, treatment of women, and eventually coaxed her into getting body of a woman scantily clad in lingerie that race, because through body paint, in a lot painted onstage at a show. turns out to be painted on. It’s quite of ways, color goes away.” “The experience was so cool,” she another to suddenly discern a man, woman Her illusions depend on precise framing recalls, and she subsequently engaged in and child within a tree’s gnarled bark. and the flattest lighting possible, particuconversations and classes that helped her Such moments of poetic visual awakening larly in outdoor environments. (She uses realize she wanted to wield the paintbrush are a signature of Merry’s work, which an app to navigate and chart the position herself and facilitate body-painting has taken her as far afield as Easter Island of the sun.) This weekend’s show is


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supporting women is one of the most powerful things in the world, and the days of the good old boys are coming to an end.” Photographs and videos Merry makes to document her work extend it into other mediums, and become “an interesting practice of compassion, to see how another person sees,” she says. But what really draws her, still, is the “performance” of live body painting. “The person is alive, and it’s just a moment. The art piece can have a heartbeat; it can have a breath; there’s a twinkle in the eye. You don’t get that twinkle-in-the-eye personal experience when you’re casually walking by a normal painting.” Trina Merry conducts live body painting demonstrations from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday and Sunday (May 18 & 19) at the Getty Villa, 17985 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu. Admission is free, but timed-entry tickets are required. Parking is $20. Call (310) 440-7300 or visit getty. edu. Visit trinamerry.com for more info on the artist.

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2848 Westwood Blvd Open Sunday 2 - 5pm 3 Bed | 3 Bath | $1,349,000

8331 Bleriot Avenue Open Sunday 2 - 5pm 3 Bed | 2 Bath | $1,450,000

7833 Naylor Avenue Open Sunday 2 - 5pm 3 Bed | 2 Bath | $999,900

8174 Manitoba Street #3 Open Saturday 2 - 5pm 2 Bed | 2.5 Bath | $795,000

7569 Midfield Avenue Open Saturday and Sunday 2 - 5pm 3 Bed | 2 Bath | $945,000

5700 West 75th Street Open Saturday and Sunday 2 - 5pm 3 Bed | 1.5 Bath | $1,149,000

7807 Truxton Avenue Shown by Appointment 3 Bed | 2 Bath | $1,150,000

8505 Gulana Avenue #6103 Shown by Appointment 2 Bed | 2.5 Bath | $777,000

Compass is a real estate broker licensed by the State of California and abides by Equal Housing Opportunity laws. License Number [DRE 01991628]. All material presented herein is intended for informational purposes only. Information is compiled from sources deemed reliable but is subject to errors, omissions, changes in price, condition, sale or withdrawal without notice. No statement is made as to accuracy of any description. All measurements and square footages are approximate. This is not intended to solicit property already listed. Nothing herein shall be construed as legal, accounting or other professional advice outside the realm of real estate brokerage. Icons courtesy of Flaticons.com. Stephanie Younger DRE 01365696

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they’ve wronged you — is probably counterproductive. Social psychologist Elliot Aronson finds that people are highly prone to “self-justification” — the ego-defending denial that they’ve behaved badly. Making matters worse, our fight-orflight system reflexively reacts to verbal attacks in the same adrenalized way it does to physical attacks. So, angry directness from you is likely to provoke a rudester into amping up the ugly — turning around and deeming you rude, wrong, and “Wow...testy!” for your response. Ultimately, using humor as I suggested — an over-the-top statement, delivered flatly —allows you to restructure the power balance, shifting yourself out of the victim position. You’re clearly informing the person they’ve crossed a line, with minimal aggression on your part. This is important because, as a tall girl, your energy is best put to more productive ends — folding yourself up like origami to fly in coach and fighting the Statue of Liberty for the extremely tall guys of Tinder.

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to direct your “attention, behavior, thoughts, and/or emotions.” This, in turn, empowers you to do what you know you should — like eating your green beans instead of going with what your impulses are suggesting: face-planting in a plate of fries and soldiering on to do the same in a bowl of chocolate frosting. As I explain in my “science-help” book, “Unf*ckology: A Field Guide to Living with Guts and Confidence,” our mental energy to keep our executive functions powered up gets eroded by stress, fatigue, hunger, and even seemingly minor mental chores — like choosing When your style is grunge femme — between the 30 slightly different kinds of bedhead and jeans that appear to be balsamic at the supermarket. Basically, loaners from a wino — it’s a major as the day draws on and you put bummer to pay for photos that make weight on your executive functions, you you look like you sell high-end real wear out their ability to be there for you. estate via bus bench ads. So, what can you do to avoid repeatIt’s especially bummerific when you ing this experience? Try to schedule could have spoken up but instead just went along like a lap dog in a bee outfit. tiring, emotionally taxing projects earlier in the day. It also helps to figure out But the reality is, your ability to assert ahead of time where your boundaries yourself — which comes out of a set of lie — stylistic or otherwise. Then, when cognitive processes called “executive functions”— can get a little beaten down. somebody does something you’re not comfortable with, you’ve pre-identified it Executive functions are basically the as a no-no, which makes it easier for COO (chief operating officer) of you — the cerebral department of getting stuff you to stand up for yourself — calmly and firmly. Remember, “every picture done, through, among other things, tells a story” — and it’s best if yours planning, prioritizing, holding sets of doesn’t seem to be about the time the facts in mind, and making choices. lady at the Estee Lauder counter held And then there’s the executive function you down, made you up, and then that crapped out on you: “inhibitory control,” which, as cognitive neuroscien- pulled out her Ruger and forced you into mom jeans. tist Adele Diamond explains, allows you

Got a problem? Write to Amy Alkon at 171 Pier Ave, Ste. 280, Santa Monica, CA 90405, or email her at AdviceAmy@aol.com. ©2018, Amy Alkon, all rights reserved. Alkon’s latest book is “Unf*ckology: A Field Guide to Living with Guts and Confidence.” Follow @amyalkon on Twitter and visit blogtalkradio.com/amyalkon.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO. 2019 088278 Type of Filing: Original. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: JUST CUT IT OUT. 3709 Medford St. Los Angeles, CA 90063. COUNTY: Los Angeles. Articles of Incorporation or Organization Number: 201825710217. REGISTERED OWNER(S) Golden State Paramount LLC, 3709 Medford St. Los Angeles, CA 90063. State of Incorporation or LLC: California. THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY a Limited Liability Company. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 04/2019. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. /s/ Darren Cauley. TITLE: Secretary, Corp or LLC Name: Golden State Paramount LLC. This statement was filed with the LA County Clerk on: April 3, 2019. NOTICE ñ in accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the county clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to Section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. a new Fictitious Business Name statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions code). Publish: The Argonaut Newspaper. Dates: 4/25/19, 5/2/19, 5/9/19, 5/16/19 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO. 2019 097988 Type of Filing: Original. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: BARBETTE. 7511 Santa Monica Blvd. West Hollywood, CA 90046. COUNTY: Los Angeles. REGISTERED OWNER(S) Barbette, LLC, 7511 Santa Monica Blvd. West Hollywood, CA 90046. State of Incorporation or LLC: California. THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY a Limited Liability Company. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 5/2018. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. /s/ Sean Macpherson. TITLE: Managing Member, Corp or LLC Name: Barbette, LLC. This statement was filed with the LA County Clerk on: April 12, 2019. NOTICE ñ in accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the county clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to Section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. a new Fictitious Business Name statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions code). Publish: The Argonaut Newspaper. Dates: 5/9/19, 5/16/19, 5/23/19, 5/30/19 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO. 2019 102857 Type of Filing: Original. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: DTO LAW, DTO. 2321 W. 10th Street Unit 307 Los Angeles, CA 90006. COUNTY: Los Angeles. REGISTERED OWNER(S) Marcos Tarango, 6459 W. 80th Place Los Angeles, CA 90045, William Delgado, 9709 US Hwy. 42 Prospect, KY 40059, Megan OíNeil., 54 Hillview Ave. Redwood City, CA 94062. State of Incorporation or LLC: California. THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY a Limited Liability Partnership. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 4/2019. I declare that

all information in this statement is true and correct. /s/ Marcos Tarango. TITLE: Partner, Corp or LLC Name: Delgado Tarango OíNeil LLP. This statement was filed with the LA County Clerk on: April 18, 2019. NOTICE ñ in accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the county clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to Section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. a new Fictitious Business Name statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions code). Publish: The Argonaut Newspaper. Dates: 5/9/19, 5/16/19, 5/23/19, 5/30/19 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO. 2019 114956 Type of Filing: Original. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: REVAMP AMPLIFIER SERVICE. 5907 Melrose Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90036. COUNTY: Los Angeles. REGISTERED OWNER(S) Andrew Arahood, 5907 Melrose Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90036. State of Incorporation or LLC: California. THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY an Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 7/2009. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. /s/ Andrew Arahood. TITLE: Owner. This statement was filed with the LA County Clerk on: May 1, 2019. NOTICE ñ in accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the county clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to Section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. a new Fictitious Business Name statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions code). Publish: The Argonaut Newspaper. Dates: 5/9/19, 5/16/19, 5/23/19, 5/30/19 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO. 2019 116506 Type of Filing: Original. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: SPINE GROUP BEVERLY HILLS. 8929 Wilshire Blvd., #200 Beverly Hills, CA 90212. COUNTY: Los Angeles. REGISTERED OWNER(S) John J. Regan, MD, Inc., 8929 Wilshire Blvd., #302 Beverly Hills, CA 90212. State of Incorporation or LLC: California. THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY a Corporation. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 4/2019. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. /s/ John J. Regan, MD. TITLE: President, Corp or LLC Name: John J. Regan, MD, Inc. This statement was filed with the LA County Clerk on: May 2, 2019. NOTICE ñ 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 com-

mon law (see Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions code). Publish: The Argonaut Newspaper. Dates: 5/9/19, 5/16/19, 5/23/19, 5/30/19 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO. 2019 116508 Type of Filing: Original. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: DOCS SURGERY CENTER. 8436 3rd Street, Suite 700 Los Angeles, CA 90048. COUNTY: Los Angeles. REGISTERED OWNER(S) Doctor Outpatient Center for Surgery, Inc., 8436 3rd Street, Suite 700 Los Angeles, CA 90048. State of Incorporation or LLC: California. THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY a Corporation. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 4/2019. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. /s/ Khawar Siddique, MD. TITLE: President, Corp or LLC Name: Doctor Outpatient Center for Surgery, Inc. This statement was filed with the LA County Clerk on: May 2, 2019. NOTICE ñ in accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the county clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to Section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. a new Fictitious Business Name statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions code). Publish: The Argonaut Newspaper. Dates: 5/9/19, 5/16/19, 5/23/19, 5/30/19 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO. 2019099454 Type of Filing: Original The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: BLOCKSENSYS; 5710 Crescent Park East Apt. 413 Playa Vista, CA 90094. COUNTY: Los Angeles. REGISTERED OWNER(S) Abdulrahman Fahad Sindi, 5710 Crescent Park East Apt. 413 Playa Vista, CA 90094. THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY an Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the Fictitious Business Name or names listed above on: N/A. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. /s/: Abdulrahman Fahad Sindi. TITLE: Owner. This statement was filed with the LA County Clerk on: April 15, 2019. NOTICE ñ in accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the county clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to Section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. a new Fictitious Business Name statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411 et seq., business and professions code). Publish: The Argonaut Newspaper. Dates: 4/25/19, 5/2/19, 5/9/19, 5/16/19 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO. 2019104926 Type of Filing: Original The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: IMPACT CONSULTING; 5720 W. Centinela Ave. #226 Los Angeles, CA 90045, PO Box 451964 Los Angeles, CA 90045. COUNTY: Los Angeles. REGISTERED OWNER(S) Carole Neal, 5720 W. Centinela Ave. #226 Los Angeles, CA 90045. THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY an Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the Fictitious Business Name or names listed above on: N/A. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. /s/: Carole Neal. TITLE: Owner. This

statement was filed with the LA County Clerk on: April 19, 2019. NOTICE ñ in accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the county clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to Section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. a new Fictitious Business Name statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411 et seq., business and professions code). Publish: The Argonaut Newspaper. Dates: 4/25/19, 5/2/19, 5/9/19, 5/16/19 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO. 2019110721 Type of Filing: Original The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: HAMILTON ARCHITECTS; 12240 Venice Blvd., Ste. 25 Los Angeles, CA 90066. COUNTY: Los Angeles. REGISTERED OWNER(S) John Patrick Hamilton, 12240 Venice Blvd., Ste. 25 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: 07/2002. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. /s/: John Patrick Hamilton. TITLE: Owner. This statement was filed with the LA County Clerk on: April 26, 2019. NOTICE ñ in accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the county clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to Section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. a new Fictitious Business Name statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411 et seq., business and professions code). Publish: The Argonaut Newspaper. Dates: 5/16/19, 5/23/19, 5/30/19, 6/6/19 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO. 2019112230 Type of Filing: Amended. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: NELSON MANAGEMENT CO; 930 Westbourne Dr., #100 West Hollywood, CA 90069. COUNTY: Los Angeles. REGISTERED OWNER(S) Vivian R Nelson, 930 Westbourne Dr., Apt. 100 West Hollywood, Ca 90069. THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY an Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the Fictitious Business Name or names listed above on: 4/2019. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. /s/: Vivian R Nelson. TITLE: Owner. This statement was filed with the LA County Clerk on: April 29, 2019. NOTICE ñ in accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the county clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to Section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. a new Fictitious Business Name statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411 et seq., business and professions code). Publish: The Argonaut Newspaper. Dates: 5/9/19, 5/16/19, 5/23/19, 5/30/19


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“This extensively renovated one-bed, one-and-a-half-bathis near the beach,” say agents Jesse Weinberg and Vivian Lesny. “Upgrades include white oak floors throughout, recessed lighting, and an updated kitchen with quartz countertops and new stainless-steel appliances. The spacious living room offers tons of natural light and opens to an expansive balcony. The bedroom offers an en-suite, spa-like bath. The boutique complex has a rooftop sun deck with ocean views, recreation room, and sauna.” Offered at $529,000 Jesse Weinberg & Vivian Lesny KW Silicon Beach 800-804-9132

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“This open floor plan home, offers marina views and boasts three bedrooms and two bathrooms,” says agent Eileen McCarthy. “The spacious living room leads to a large patio with ocean views, perfect for entertaining. The highly upgraded kitchen includes a large granite center island and stainless steel appliances. Other features include recessed lighting and upgraded bathrooms. All amenities offered at Marina City Club.” Offered at $999,000 Eileen McCarthy Marina Ocean Properties 310-822-8910

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Marine veteran. A celebration of her life is planned for Saturday June 22. 

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Fictitious Business nAme stAtement File no. 2019119703 Type of Filing: Original The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: IPM INSTITUTE, BACK TO THE ONE; 12405 Venice Blvd., #211 Los Angeles, CA 90066. COUNTY: Los Angeles. REGISTERED OWNER(S) Camille Harris, 12405 Venice Blvd., #211 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. /s/: Camille Harris. TITLE: Owner. This statement was filed with the LA County Clerk on: May 7, 2019. NOTICE ñ in accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the county clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to Section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. a new Fictitious Business Name statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411 et seq., business and professions code). Publish: The Argonaut Newspaper. Dates: 5/16/19, 5/23/19, 5/30/19, 6/6/19 orDer to sHoW cAuse For cHAnGe oF nAme case no. 19smcP00181 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES. Petition of KATHY KELLEMANN, for Change of Name. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1.) Petitioner: Kathy Kellermann filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: a.) Katherine Ann Kellermann to Kathy Kellermann 2.) THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing

to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING: Date: 06/28/2019. Time: 8:30 AM. Dept.: K Room: A-203. The address of the court is 1725 Main Street Santa Monica, CA 90401. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: Los Angeles. Original filed: April 17, 2019. Lawrence Cho, Judge of the Superior Court. PUBLISH: The Argonaut Newspaper 4/25/19, 5/2/19, 5/9/19, 5/16/19 orDer to sHoW cAuse For cHAnGe oF nAme case no. 19smcP00214 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES. Petition of RYAN ANTHONY HOUTZ, for Change of Name. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1.) Petitioner: Ryan Anthony Houtz filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: a.) Ryan Anthony Houtz to Ryan Anthony Funk 2.) THE COURT ORDERS that

all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING: Date: 08/09/2019. Time: 8:30 AM. Dept.: K. The address of the court is 1725 Main Street Santa Monica, CA 90401. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: Los Angeles. Original filed: May 6, 2019. Lawrence H. Cho, Judge of the Superior Court. PUBLISH: The Argonaut Newspaper 5/9/19, 5/16/19, 5/23/19, 5/30/19

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Don’t Waffle about the Wiffle Marina del Rey’s newest breakfast spot turns the most important meal of the day into a celebration

The Chocolate Waffle Party at Bru’s Wiffle is a celebration of Oreos, whipped cream and chocolate sauce

By Jessica Koslow

invited our whole extended family to brunch at Bru’s Wiffle. The menu options were impresBru’s Wiffle sive. Even though it wasn’t his 3105 Washington Blvd., birthday, my dad celebrated with Marina del Rey the banana split waffle loaded (310) 881-9162 with ice cream, whipped cream, bruswiffle.com bananas, strawberries and chocolate sauce. My husband I remember the day I drove down Washington Boulevard and ordered the Smoked Salmon Scramble, a waffle topped with saw the sign for Bru’s Wiffle. “Wha? Where’sa Café Buna?” I eggs, mozzarella, smoked salmon and slices of avocado, sprinkled blurted out to myself. Turns out, Café Buna has eased with diced red onion. It truly felt like a party as the dishes paraded on down the road to the space out of the kitchen to our table. formerly occupied by Joni’s Coffee Rosters, and leaving room By the end of the meal, everyfor this new casual breakfast spot one at our table was glowing with a satiated smile. But what’s a in Marina del Rey. And if there’s anything I love as brunch birthday celebration without a song and a sweet for much as pancakes, it’s waffles. the birthday guy? Lucky for me, Bru’s Wiffle Bru’s Wiffle knew what to do. specializes in both (more panOur eyes popped as a plate cakes coming soon). overflowing with chocolate gooey “My full name is Ebru,” says goodness arrived in front of my owner Ebru Fidan Caplan. “My husband with a lit candle: It was friends started to call me Bru. a chocolate pancake stuffed with When I was looking for a name chocolate whipped cream and for my restaurant, one of my peanut butter, dripping with friends said, ‘What about Bru’s housemade chocolate sauce and Waffle?’ I wanted something dotted with Oreos. different. My other my friend said, ‘What about Bru’s Wiffle? It Caplan was raised in Turkey. When she was a young girl, sounds like waffle.’ I loved it!” her parents owned a boutique This past February, my husband’s birthday was creeping up, hotel on the country’s Mediterranean coast. Caplan helped her and I wanted to plan something mom cook, and the two would special. My husband and I have often introduce their guests to many things in common — one of which is our love of waffles. I Turkish cuisine.

Caplan studied hotel management in college and her career path took her on a 25-year journey in the restaurant business, working long hours for lunch and dinner. “I wanted to make waffles, pancakes and crepes,” she says. “I love waffles!” Caplan loves chocolate, too. As evidenced by my husband’s chocolate birthday surprise and the house favorite “Chocolate Waffle Party — a chocolate waffle stuffed with butter cream and topped with Oreos, whipped cream and chocolate sauce. In 1995, Caplan came to L.A. for language school and fell in love with the city. Five years later, she followed her heart and moved here, and in 2010 she opened the Santa Monica location of Bru’s Wiffle. “I love every single dish on the menu,” she says. “I created the menu and put everything I like. I love spicy food. So my favorites are Chicken on Fire [waffle + grilled onions, grilled jalapeños, Oaxacan cheese and Bru’s blazing sauce] and beef chorizo quesadilla bun burger, but also Bru’s French Toast [strawberries, bananas, blueberries, mango, peanut butter, fresh whipped cream and cinnamon sourdough bread], the avocado fries and the (Continued on page 32)

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Compiled by Nicole Elizabeth Payne Thursday, May 16

Friday, May 17

AI: The Future of Work, 6:30 p.m. The AI LA Community partners with Google to discuss how artificial intelligence and robotics will disrupt the workplace and create new opportunities. Free, but RSVP. Google Venice HQ, 320 Hampton Drive, Venice. facebook.com/AI.LA. Community

Mar Vista Seniors Club, 9:30 to noon. Each Friday the Mar Vista Seniors Club meets for trips, tours, speakers, bingo and live entertainment. Ages 50+. Mar Vista Recreation Center, 11430 Woodbine St., Mar Vista. Byron Stalcup (310) 351-9876

Del Rey Neighborhood Council Land Use and Planning Committee, 7 p.m. The committee meets on the third Thursday of each month at Del Rey Square, 11976 Culver Blvd., Del Rey. delreync.org “Thirdsdays,” 8 p.m. Enjoy two sets of improvisational jazz at the Industry Café & Jazz, 6039 Washington Blvd., Culver City. No cover; donations encouraged. (310) 202-6633; industrycafela.com Turtle Races at Brennan’s, 9 p.m. Each third Thursday of the month, local Irish pub Brennan’s resumes its 45-year tradition of turtle racing. Brennan’s, 4089 Lincoln Blvd., Marina del Rey. No cover. (424) 443-5119; brennansla.com Genius Loci Presents, 9 p.m. A slice of the Baja surf, music and yoga festival comes to life in Venice with music by Henry Pope, Littlefoot and more. Townhouse & Del Monte Speakeasy, 52 Windward Ave., Venice. (310) 392-4040; townhousevenice.com

Open Temple: Shabbat Take Me Higher, 7:15 to 9:30 p.m. Finger foods served at 7 p.m., Shabbat services begin at 7:15 p.m., and Shabbat After Dark starts at 9 p.m. Electric Lodge, 1416 Electric Ave., Venice. Free. RSVP to (310) 821-1414 or info@opentemple.org. Sweatpants Series, 7:30 p.m. Venice singer-songwriter Monica Aben teams up with fellow musician Tom Sless for an evening of live acoustic music that invites you to get comfy and support Safe Place for Youth. Amiga Wild, 2124 Lincoln Blvd., Venice. $10 suggested donation. sweatpantsseries.com

dance floor going. Townhouse & Del Monte Speakeasy, 52 Windward Ave., Venice. No cover. (310) 392-4040; townhousevenice.com John Hammond, 10 p.m. Grammywinning Blues Hall of Famer John Hammond stops by McCabe’s Guitar Shop, 3101 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica. $35. (310) 828-4497 mccabes.com/concerts

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Music on a Mission:“The Magic Flute” @ The Broad Stage Santa Monica College Opera Theatre and the SMC Symphony perform Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s classic “singspiel” (sung and spoken) fairytale opera about a young prince on a quest to rescue the distressed Pamina, daughter of the Queen of the Night. Performed with English subtitles. Limited engagement: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday (May 16 to 18) at The Broad Stage, 1310 11th St., Santa Monica.

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$15 to $25. (310) 434-3005; smc.edu/eventsinfo A Musical for Mom:“Hot Flashin’” @ Odyssey Theatre This new original musical comedy tells the stories of five women in their “middle to late years” who’ve seen it all. With grown children and limited incomes against rising costs of living, the quintet manages to find humor in life’s stressful situations. Last shows: 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday (May 16 to 19) at Odyssey Theatre, 2055 S. Sepulveda Blvd., West L.A. $33.75 to $37.50. (310) 477-2055; hotflashinmusical.com Grief in Bohemia:“a D..th .n V.n.c.” @ Pacific Resident Theatre Penned and performed by actress Mary Jo Deschanel (yes, she’s related to Zooey), this brand-new play explores how the lives of eight women are changed by an unexpected death in Venice, Calif., in 1975. Last shows: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday (May 17 to 19) at Pacific Resident Theatre, 703 Venice Blvd., Venice. $25 to $30. (310) 8228392; pacificresidenttheatre.com

Murder, She Wrote: “And Then There Were None” @ Morgan-Wixson Theatre Based on Agatha Christie’s classic whodunit, this tale of murder and mystery focuses on the guests marooned at a lonely island resort and how they die ... one by one. Now playing 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and at 2 p.m. Sundays through May 24 at Morgan-Wixson Theatre, 2627 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica. $20 to $23. (310) 828-7519. morgan-wixson.org Hollywood Confessions:“Wild Son: The Testimony of Christian Brando” @ Santa Monica Playhouse Based on interviews conducted by playwright and media veteran Champ Clark, this solo show set under the white-hot glare of fame and Hollywood features actor John Mese as Marlon Brando’s troubled, headline-making son. Now playing 5:30 p.m. Sundays through May 26 at Santa Monica Playhouse, 1211 4th St., Santa Monica. $20. (800) 838-3006; wildson.brownpapertickets.com Morality Play:“Crime and Punishment” @ Edgemar Center for the Arts This provocative adaptation condenses

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Sunday, May 19 7th Annual Neighborhood Yard Sale, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Join your neighbors, register online, set up your items in front of your house or garage and sell all those items you’ve been meaning to get rid of. Mar Vista. (310) 699-0980; venice-marvistayardsale.com Makers Lab – Vision Boards, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Bring and arrange meaningful photos, magazine images and quotes on a board collage-style to guide you to your future goals. Art supplies, snacks and refreshments provided. Maalou Salon, 11955 Washington Blvd., Culver City. $47. thesehandscollective.com Venice Family Clinic Art Walk and Auction, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Celebrating 40 years, the art walk and auction highlights the works of nearly 500 Los Angeles-area artists and supports the Venice Family Clinic’s mission to provide quality healthcare to those in

need. Enjoy live music, a beer and wine garden, food trucks, artisanal workshops and a family-fun zone. Google Los Angeles, 340 Main St., Venice. veniceartwalk.org Authors on Architecture: Gonzales on Architects of Southern California, 2 p.m. Author Antonio Gonzales discusses his new book “Architects Who Built Southern California” as well as the work of some of Los Angeles’ forgotten architects. A book signing follows the discussion. Santa Monica Public Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica. Free. (310)458-8600; smpl.org Music by the Sea, 2 to 5 p.m. A scenic harbor view is the backdrop for a samba and bossa nova concert by Brasil Brazil. Fisherman’s Village, 13755 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey. (310) 301-9900; visitmarinadelrey.com

Monday, May 20 Magic Mondays, 7:30 p.m. Albie Selznick hosts a rotating cast of master magicians and variety acts at 8 p.m. each Monday, with a special interactive performance in the lobby a half-hour before show time. Santa Monica Playhouse, 1211 4th St., Santa Monica. $40. (310) 450-2849; magicmondayla.com

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Wednesday, May 22 Los Angeles County Beach Commission, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. This 20-member body appointed by the L.A. County Board of Supervisors reviews Beaches and Harbors’ policies, contracts and capital projects and meets the fourth Wednesday of each month at the Burton Chace Park Community Room, 13650 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey. Maria Wong (310) 821-5245; beaches.lacounty.gov Soundwaves Series: “Vivid Reveries,” 7:30 p.m. Clarinetist Michelle Zukovsky and pianist Gloria Cheng perform Alban Berg’s “Four Pieces,” a set of expressionist miniatures from 1913, and Witold Lutoslawski’s “Five Dance Preludes,” based on Polish folk music. Santa Monica Public Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica. Free. (310) 458-8600; smpl.org

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By Christina Campodonico Ask Grammy Award-winning trumpeter Herb Alpert what it is about art that really gets him excited, and he can’t quite put his finger on it. “That’s a really good question, but it’s a hard answer because I love the mystery of art,” he says. “What is that thing that makes you listen to a record and say, ‘Wow, that gives me goose bumps?’ You can’t identify it. You know that you feel something, but it’s in these otherworldly categories. … You just turn the brain off and feel it because it’s all about a feel.” Following his gut has been a hallmark of Alpert’s career from developing the Tijuana Brass’s uniquely “Ameriachi” sound to co-founding A&M Records with the mission of making the recording artist the “centerpiece” of the label. That go-with-your-gut gusto has extended to his philanthropy, which saved New York’s Harlem School of the Arts from closure in 2010. Via his Santa Monica-based foundation, Alpert donated $500,000 to the school, which provides free to low-cost arts training to youth in northern Manhattan, after reading about the educational center’s plight in the New York Times. “You’d have to ask my knees about that one,” he jokes. “It was a knee-jerk experience.” The Herb Alpert Foundation has since given $7 million to fund the school’s programming and scholarships, with an additional $9.5 million earmarked for the renovation of the school’s façade and interiors starting this summer. Locally, Alpert’s foundation has given $10.1 million to make tuition free for music majors at L.A. City College and his name is on the music schools of UCLA and CalArts. On Monday, Alpert celebrated 25 years of the Herb Alpert Award in the Arts (HAAIA), a $75,000 unrestricted prize given to five exceptional mid-career artists (you could call it Alpert’s own version of the MacArthur “Genius Grant”), with a reception in New York City that gathered alumni honorees and selection committee panelists as well as this year’s award winners. Announced last Friday, they are choreographer Pam Tanowitz, filmmaker Beatriz Santiago Muñoz, singer-songwriter-bassist Meshell Ndegeocello, playwright Lloyd Suh and artist-poet-activist Cecilia Vicuña. Before Alpert headed out on tour with his wife singer Lani Hall (of Sérgio Mendes & Brasil ’66 fame), we caught up with the 84-year-old to discuss his namesake award, why he continues to back worthy causes and the state of arts education today.

Herb Alpert with wife Lani Hall, with whom he still tours The Argonaut: What kinds of artists are you hoping to support through your foundation’s grant and through the use of your good name? Herb Alpert: I think real art is in the hands of those that take the road less traveled, the ones that are just expressing themselves as honestly as they can. I really feel that jazz relates to all the art forms because it’s all about freedom, it’s all about expression, it’s all about imagination, and it’s all about truth telling. The

organization and the program. … and we’re all looking for the same thing. We’re all looking for creative people that are doing something special. It’s really rough out there being an artist. You have to have good timing on your side, and an abundance of luck, so we try to pick out the artists that have those qualities that you can’t really ... Well, let’s see, how do I put it? These are artists that deserve to be heard, deserve to be seen, from our point of view, and that’s the objective.

“I didn’t want to buy a Van Gogh painting or a Monet or Picasso and hang it on my wall for my own satisfaction. I wanted to do something that I felt was smart to do with my money to help the arts survive.” –Herb Alpert great artists that I have met through the years, whether they be musicians, or actors, or writers, poets, sculptors, or painters, they have one thing in common: they tell the truth. They’re truth seekers, and I think the beauty of it is, it doesn’t matter whether they’re Democrats, Republicans, Independents, Libertarians. Who cares? I mean, as long as we’re hearing the truth from people, that’s what we need. The Argonaut: Are there any specific qualities you encourage HAAIA selection committee panelists to seek out in an artist? Alpert: I’m not involved in the process, so that’s the beauty of it. It’s really in the hands of the people that are running the

The Argonaut: Do you think it’s easier or harder now for artists to make it as artists nowadays? Alpert: I think it’s much harder now, because the competition is worldwide. It’s not just in our little city here, it’s all over. ... And when you go to YouTube and you see how some artists have over 77 zillion hits ... And others have 12, 14, it’s like everyone’s looking for that viral effect, but it’s not that easy. Luck has to be on your side, talent has to be on your side, and above all, timing. So unless an artist is really passionate about what they’re doing, and believe in what they’re doing, I wouldn’t even attempt to become an artist in today’s environment—a professional artist, that is.

The Argonaut: Philanthropy is a huge part of what you do. Why have you kept philanthropy such a major part of your life as an artist? Alpert: I didn’t want to buy a Van Gogh painting or a Monet or Picasso and hang it on my wall for my own satisfaction. I wanted to do something that I felt was smart to do with my money to help the arts survive. I felt that it was important for me to give back. I had this opportunity when I was 8 years old. … I had a chance to pick up a trumpet that was on a table in my grammar school. When I picked it up… I couldn’t make a sound out of it to begin with. But when I did, it was talking for me, because I had a hard time expressing myself, and the horn has been a good friend of mine, and it obviously changed my life. I feel like kids need to have this opportunity at an early age. If they want to paint, sculpt, write music, poetry, it doesn’t really matter, as long as they get their creativity juices out, I think it’s an important ingredient to become a total human being. They don’t have to be a professional, but I think just having that experience is worthwhile. The Argonaut: What do you think needs to be improved or enhanced in our music education system? Alpert: It needs to be funded properly. It needs to have people that are passionate about spreading the word and starting at an early age. That’s why I’m so excited about having kids have this experience, because they’ll pass it on and they’ll encourage others when they grow up and hopefully, be able to do something similar to what I’m doing and maybe on a different scale. Music is an important ingredient in everyone’s life. Can you imagine music without borders? I think what’s so beautiful now is happening because of the internet, we’re seeing what’s happening all over the world with different types of sounds and music and art. It’s all kind of getting together. This is why we have this opportunity to make this a really special world that we’re living in, and I think we need an ethical revolution. There are a lot of problems that could be solved with just honest folks getting together. The Argonaut: Why is philanthropy important in 2019 versus previous years? Alpert: I think some crazy stuff is happening in this country and in the world and… that’s the way I feel and why I do my part—my little part—in helping people to understand how vital the arts are


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to what we do as a society and as human beings. … Our politicians don’t seem to get it. They don’t seem to get the beauty of art and the force of it and what it means to our society. This country was started by creative people. We have so many reasons why we need to keep creativity alive. We have to not just talk about it; we have to put our money where it belongs. And starting with young kids, I think, is a perfect way to get it rolling. The Argonaut: Looking back at 25 years of the Herb Alpert Award in the Arts, what are you most proud of? Alpert: That I’m able to do it. I’m proud that my trumpet took me a long ways, and it’s not only fed me, but it’s helping to feed some great artists that deserve to be heard. Visit herbalpertfoundation.org to learn more about the foundation or herbalpertawards. org to read about this year’s winners of the Herb Alpert Award in the Arts.

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