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By Gary Walker Taking a first step toward minimizing what many in their community feel is an unwarranted amount of unwanted campaign material at election time, the Mar Vista Community Council has voted in favor of sending a letter to the Los Angeles City Council asking to allow its residents the option to no longer receive campaign mailers. The unanimous vote came a week before the mayoral election between Los Angeles City Controller Wendy Greuel and City Councilman Eric Garcetti, an election where both campaigns and their supporters had flooded the mailboxes of registered voters with dozens of direct mail pieces leading up to the May 21 election. The item was postponed last month in order to allow the community council to research the policy initiative further. There was little debate among the board members before they announced their vote May 14. “I think it is an idea that should be explored for those who want to opt out,” said council chair Sharon Commins. The resolution was brought to the board by the community council’s Green Committee, whose members not only object to the avalanche of mailers but also to the amount of paper that they say is being wasted by political campaigns on direct mail that eventually winds up in trash cans or recycling bins. Mar Vista residents are some of the most environmentally conscious in the region, and their attempt to opt out of receiving a candidate’s direct mailings is as much about the concept of sustainability as it is the nuisance factor of being inundated with paper-based campaign advertisements. Sherri Akers, one of the motion’s biggest proponents, applauded the local council’s vote. “I don’t think I have spoken to anyone who has not seen this possibility as a welcome relief,” said Akers, a former Green Committee co-chair. One board member thought the actions of the Green Committee were noble but wondered about the feasibility of trying to stop all or most campaign mailers. “Realistically, I think you’ll be able to limit some but not all of it,” said Ken Alpern. (Continued on page 6)

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Master plan document shows homeowners asked LMU to charge for parking By Gary Walker A group of residents who live a few blocks from Loyola Marymount University have been up in arms since the university implemented a plan in January where anyone who parks on its grounds must pay a fee. They say it has caused an untenable situation in their neighborhoods, with an overflow of faculty and student vehicles taking valuable parking spaces. The homeowners have also rejected the idea of creating a permit parking district as well as LMU’s offer to pay for permits for those who support the parking district plan. But a document obtained by The Argonaut

shows that a group of residents representing the interests of the homeowners, largely from McConnell Avenue, actually were the ones who recommended that the Jesuit University charge parking fees and help create a permit parking district. The university is in the midst of a 20-year endeavor that will reshape its campus with state-ofthe-art facilities, dormitories and parking spaces. LMU officials hope the infrastructure refurbishing will attract faculty and students from all over the globe with new laboratories, offices and athletic facilities. In developing the master plan for the campus (Continued on page 8)


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removal. When I say immediate action must be taken it is because of the risk of the land being sold in a quick sale if the Penmar I would like to propose immediate action Water Purification Facility fails, which is in transforming the Penmar Golf Course inevitable since it has been built in sand and in Venice into a public park called Venice there is no overflow strategy in place. Peace Park. The neighborhoods surrounding Penmar This would be a park for everyone that Park and the golf course would be well in peace we may live and celebrate life advised to get flood insurance. At any rate, together – a park for the people. both the Lincoln Place Apartments and Parking could run one way the length of the park on Rose Avenue. Parking spaces the Penmar Golf Course are marked for redevelopment by the real estate speculators. could be on both sides of a road running Here is what I think we need to do: down the middle of the parking strip – one create a website and plan a public meeting; car deep. The same parking style is what find some people who want to take on the now exists at the Venice golf course. project of gathering signatures, and let’s I would also like to see a space in the have a public park at the golf course. park for the historic mural by Edward Stephanie Denyer Biberman, which now is housed in the Venice former Venice Post Office waiting for VOL 43, NO 21

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Starting the conversation on alcohol availability

“Alcohol in Venice: The Conversation Has Started.” We, the Westside Impact Coalition, wanted to write a follow-up to the great article in the April 25 Argonaut issue about alcohol outlet density in Venice. It’s true that alcohol outlet density is linked to a wide range of societal harms. Study after study has demonstrated that issues ranging from underage drinking, to driving under the influence, to crime, to public disturbances like littering and loitering all closely correlate to the availability of alcohol in a community. Therefore, it is arguably very important to consider such data when decisions are made about whether to permit additional alcohol outlets in Venice. We’re glad the conversation is getting started. We also feel it’s important to articulate that we are not anti-business, nor anti-alcohol. Our coalition is made up of people who live and work in Venice, and who care to make it the safest and healthiest place it can be for all of us, kids and adults alike. Our goal is to promote and support strong business practices that keep alcohol out of minors’ hands and minimize excessive drinking. These practices include training for alcohol handlers, adequate staff and security, alcohol policy enforcement, and enforcement of a range of conditional use permit requirements. Most alcoholrelated businesses in Venice exhibit high business standards. It is the few that are struggling to maintain business practices that are in accord with the health and safety of the community – we want to help them

along with this. Unlike most retail products, alcohol is associated with a wide variety of community and societal problems, and they are particularly acute among young people. Therefore, alcohol requires special consideration, demanding the highest standard of responsibility when it comes to regulating the operation of existing outlets, or allowing the creation of new ones. We can all work together as a community to determine the solutions we think are best, with the same goal in mind: an enhanced business environment, and improved overall community health and safety in Venice. The Westside Impact Coalition

Where did the trees go?

What happened to our trees? I thought they were going to be replaced by native ones like they have in the beautiful San Fernando Valley. Now they have only huge stumps in the ground and to remove them would mean tearing up the roads again. Obviously the people responsible for all the increase in traffic due to the new apartments are the same ones that never had a tree house. Russ Colby Marina del Rey

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endangered California Gnatcatchers years and critical habitat designation on the Los Angeles coastal dunes under the Endangered Species Act is points to the urgency of protecting pending court ordered review. every square inch of open space and “I think it’s a significant happening, especially when you take habitat,” she said. The arrival of the baby into account the restoration of the gnatcatchers comes during a time of area,” Drake said of the births. upheaval for the local environmental While the recent familial area. The environmental analysis extension is the first recorded for the state-sponsored refurbishing development in an area near the of the nearby Ballona Wetlands is Ballona Wetlands, the growing underway and is slated to be released family could signal the return of the later this year. threatened bird, which has wildlife The California Coastal and environmentalists considering the possibilities of the return of other Conservancy, the state Department of Fish and Wildlife and the United species. AND BABIES MAKE FIVE – Gnatcatcher nesting near the El States Army Corps of Engineers are Campbell Garrett, programs Segundo Dunes recently welcomed three hatchlings, according to the the agencies that will be in charge manager at the Los Angeles Natural Los Angeles World Airports Environmental Division. of the 600-acre ecological reserve’s History Museum, sees the sighting restoration. and documenting of the small habitat,” she said. By Gary Walker In addition, the Annenberg The airport and an environmental blue and white birds in March as When a couple decides to have Foundation is proposing to build an one of the more important species volunteer restoration group, the their first child, it is typically seen interpretive nature center near the discoveries in some time. Friends of the Ballona Wetlands, as an effort to establish stability and Culver-Marina del Rey Little League “The way that these populations have been working on removing a “put down roots” in a community. fields along Culver Boulevard. are established are done through heavy invasive plant called ice plant After the news of a male and Ad Proof Its plans for a 46,000 square foot reproductive success,” explained from coastal dunes for decades, a female California Gnatcatcher building include an auditorium, Garrett, who is considered (805) an including in the where the welcoming their first babies in a nt: Canyon Club Adarea Executive: Kelly Tracy 648-2244 classrooms, a public lobby, facilities authority on the field identification gnatcatchers are now living, the El protected habitat in Playa del Rey, e check this proof over carefully and indicate all corrections clearly. You willand have a “1st Proof”, “2nd and an animal adoption and care status and distribution of theProof”, birds for Segundo Dunes, near the El Segundo conservationists are as happy about al Proof”. If we receive no proof after the 1st or 2nd Proofs, Ad Will Run As is. If this proof meets your approval program, veterinary facilities for of California, particularly of the Los Blue Butterfly habitat. this latest development as the proud(aPProved)” box, date and sign at the bottom. he 1st proof, check off “FInal ProoF animals and exhibits on wildlife The native bird was photographed Angeles region. “This is significant papa and mama. ice: PleAse FAx this PRooF to (805) 648-2245 AsAP and domestic animals, among other considering that so far this IssuE: has been a5/23/13 by naturalist Tracy Drake in March. Peggy Nguyen of the very dry year and it probably has not things. The songbird had not been seen in Los Angeles World Airports Hanscom, who has been a vocal been a good breeding season.” the area in nearly two centuries, Environmental Division confirmed opponent of Fish and Wildlife Playa del Rey-based Ballona according to Drake, who also that she saw the three gnatcatcher and what other environmental Institute Executive Director Marcia manages the Madrona Marsh in babies last month along with a team organizations say is their plan to Hanscom was delighted to learn that Torrance. of biologists hired by LAWA. restore Ballona, says it is incumbent the birds had welcomed their first The gnatcatcher has been listed “I think (this sighting) reflects the upon the state agencies in charge of as “threatened” by the United States offspring into the nest. efforts by Los Angeles city officials the imminent wetlands restoration “This new discovery of nesting and volunteers to restore coastal dune Fish and Wildlife Service for 20

project to be mindful of the new species that are returning before embarking on the project. “While the sand dunes were not likely historically the perfect habitat for these birds, and ‘restoration’ of the dunes might actually alter the kinds of plants and habitat there – these birds are obviously seeking new territories, and the Ballona Wetlands Ecological Reserve offers additional locations where this species might thrive by nesting and raising families,” she said. Gnatcatchers typically prefer dense coastal sage scrub. Garrett said the area where the new family has settled is probably at “the edge of its comfort zone,” but this could be an indicator of the gnatcatcher’s ability to adjust to less than ideal habitat. “I think it means that they’re more adaptable than what they thought,” he said. Nguyen conceded while it may not be the bird’s typical habitat, the fact that the couple has nested and begun a family is significant. “While they are usually associated with sage, they seem to like the same assemblage of plants (at the dune site),” she said. Drake said the airport administration and Nguyen’s division have been crucial in recent developments surrounding the gnatcatcher’s return. “Recovery happens when restoration begins,” she said. § Gary@ArgonautNews.com

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Community council votes to ‘opt out’ of receiving political mailers Dan Schnur, a former political strategist, thinks the concept has merit. “For Mar Vista residents, it could have significant environmental as well as psychological benefits,” said Schnur, director of the Jesse Unruh School of Politics at the University of Southern California. “These seem to be very civic-minded people who are not trying to avoid information from candidates but they don’t feel that an onslaught of direct mail is the best way to engage them in the

“These seem to be very civic-minded people who are not trying to avoid information from candidates but they don’t feel that an onslaught of direct mail is the best way to engage them in the conversation.” — Dan Schnur conversation.” Akers brought several mailers to show the council that she had received over several weeks. “Mainly, we’re not looking to eliminate it but to control it,” she told the board. “My father still wants campaign mail and I want him to still get it.” Akers pointed out what other

information to hit my mail box,” Akers added. “But of course, unless someone makes this selection, we support the system defaulting to communicating with them via paper through the mail.” Cheryl Gelling, who works with a local nonprofit organization as a consultant, said she hopes there are provisions that will not inadvertently

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IVAN SPIEGEL, shown here working as an elections inspector March 21, likes the idea of “opting out” of receiving campaign mailers from candidates for political office. The Mar Vista Community Council passed such a motion May 14.

cause contenders for public office to be hampered when trying to reach potential voters. “I don’t have a problem with ‘opting out’ if the resident provides an email address to receive candidate information from candidates and there is a process in place for new candidates to be able to reach out to advocate, to relay their views and ask for a vote from community members,” said Gelling, a Mar Vista resident who attended the meeting. Ivan Spiegel, the parliamentarian of the Venice Neighborhood Council, has worked as an elections inspector in municipal elections. He was overseeing the May 21 election at the Electric Lodge. “I love the idea (of having an opt-out mechanism for voters),” Spiegel said during a break at the Electric Lodge,

a Venice voting precinct where he has worked for the last several years on election day. “I think (spending money on campaign mailers) is a terrible waste of money.” Akers would like the “opt-out” concept to spread beyond Mar Vista. “I plan on reaching out to friends with other neighborhood councils and hope that they will join us in the effort,’ she said. “Los Angeles could really take the lead in developing a more sustainable approach to elections.” The local council plans to forward the resolution to Councilman Bill Rosendahl, who represents Mar Vista. § Gary@ArgonautNews.com

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ERIC Garcetti tallied nearly 54 percent of the vote and will take over as mayor July 1. Former Los Angeles City Council President Eric Garcetti won his bid to become the city’s next mayor May 21, defeating former council colleague Wendy Greuel by a decisive margin. Garcetti, 42, who has served three terms on the City Council, received 181,995 votes, or 53.9 percent with 100 percent of precincts reporting. He will succeed Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa July 1. Greuel, the city controller and former councilwoman who was seeking to become the city’s first female mayor, garnered 155,497 votes, or 46.1 percent, according to unofficial results. Despite elections for mayor, controller, city attorney and several council seats, predictions for a low turnout proved accurate, as approximately 19.2 percent of registered city voters went to the polls. “Eric is a true leader who I trust to guide our city into its bright future. I know I am leaving Los Angeles in good hands,” said Villaraigosa, who did not endorse either candidate. “I look forward to working with Eric and his team over the next month for a seamless transition so that we can keep Los Angeles moving in the right direction. “I also want to thank Wendy Greuel for her commitment to the people of Los Angeles and admire her for being willing to put her name on the ballot.  Wendy, like

Eric, is a dedicated public servant who I’ve worked with for many years. She has devoted her career to making our city a better place, and I know she’ll continue to do so in the future.” The two mayoral candidates had been locked in hard-fought campaigns, with some polls showing a virtual dead heat in the waning days, and at least one poll showing Garcetti holding a 7 percent lead. Garcetti, who served as council president for six years, won the support of many residents in Westchester and Playa del Rey due to his opposition to a plan to move the northernmost runway at Los Angeles International Airport, while Greuel had not indicated a direct position on the north airfield proposal. In the race for city attorney, incumbent Carmen Trutanich was handily defeated in his bid for a second term by challenger Mike Feuer, 62.1 percent to 37.9 percent. Councilman Dennis Zine lost his bid for city controller against Ron Galperin, 56.2 percent to 43.8 percent. Cindy Montanez was the only woman to win citywide office with her victory in the Sixth Council District race, where she received 43.5 percent of votes. The races for Council Districts 1, 9 and 13 were won by Gilbert Cedillo, Curren Price and Mitch O’Farrell, respectively.

The Santa Monica City Council has unanimously approved a plan to transform the streetscape of Colorado Avenue west of Fourth Street to accommodate the arrival of the future Exposition Light Rail line. The council voted May 14 to support the final design of the so-called Colorado Esplanade project, which covers Colorado Avenue between the future terminus of the light rail line at Fourth Street and the Santa Monica Pier. The council voted to amend the plan to remove the proposal for a Second Street bridge extension and instead construct a Main Street to Second Street alignment. The Esplanade project is intended to provide a more pedestrian-friendly experience and help resolve the various circulation needs near the city’s final Expo Line station, which is expected to bring surges of passengers once it comes on line in 2016, staff say. The new streetscape design by Peter Walker Partners will also help address the community vision for an integrated light rail system that is easily accessible by vehicle, bicycle or on foot, staff note. City officials hope that the streetscape atmosphere will

THE SANTA MONICA CITY COUNCIL has approved the Colorado Esplanade project, which will transform the streetscape of Colorado as a one-way westbound street between Fourth Street and Ocean Avenue, with wider sidewalks and a two-way bicycle track.

highlight to passengers and visitors that they have arrived in Santa Monica, and will create a “gateway” to other parts of the city like the beach, Civic Center and downtown. “This is probably the one project that most epitomizes the new thinking we’re having in Santa Monica about what our city should look like,” Councilman Kevin McKeown said. Under the project, Colorado will be turned into a one-way street westbound from Fourth Street, and other features include wider pedestrian sidewalks, new lighting and a two-way bicycle track. The core project is estimated at a cost of $10.7 million, including realignment of Second

and Main streets and infrastructure upgrades along Colorado. The project was originally anticipated to use $10 million of redevelopment agency funding and $3.3 million from Metro grants. But due to the elimination of redevelopment funding from the state budget, the council approved $5.7 million in funding from the General Fund along with the Metro grant funding. The design will incorporate wayfinding opportunities to local points of interest for passengers as they exit and enter the station. The Esplanade is supported by the Land Use and Circulation Element as a way to “maximize placemaking” associated with the Expo Line station and create vibrant downtown gateways.

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Documents reveal homeowners group suggested permit parking as option Photo by Gary Walker

IN BLACK AND WHITE – LMU Community and Local Government Relations Director Clarence Griffin (center) displays a document showing how a group of now angry homeowners asked the university to consider the creation of a permit parking district in their neighborhoods in 2010.

from LMU as well as to look for collaborative solutions. overhaul, LMU invited a group of Some of those proposed solutions to residents who called themselves the existing problems were recommendations McConnell Quality of Life Group to take by the homeowners in the master plan’s part in the negotiations in 2010. While draft environmental impact report sent to many in the group were and remain LMU. some of the university’s staunchest Under the heading of proposed critics, others engaged with the school’s mitigations, the McConnell group representatives to seek certain concessions recommended to “charge students and (Continued from cover)

visitors to park on campus, resulting in revenue generation that can support a higher number of parking stalls than is currently proposed in the master plan (609 additional, plus 190) (Ref. Tab 15 Item 11).” In addition, they also suggested “LMU pay for parking permits for the residential neighborhood. There has been reluctance to approve parking permits in the past and a major hurdle was the cost.” LMU officials seem perplexed that some residents who live within blocks of the university’s south gate on Loyola Boulevard are now complaining about recommendations that a representative group made on many of their behalf. “There’s a lot of misinformation out there. Neighborhood members were part of the working group that negotiated the final terms of the master plan agreement, and they suggested permit parking as the solution,” noted LMU Vice President of Communications and Government Relations Kathleen Flanagan. “We agreed and set up the $24,000 annual fund to pay for permits. Now, some of the same people that suggested it are protesting their own solution.” LMU Community and Local Government Relations Director Clarence Griffin touched briefly on the homeowners’ involvement in formulating the final environmental document at a March 8 meeting in Westchester.

to include parking fees into student tuition, which the university has said it will not do. Dan Coyle, an LMU alumnus, doesn’t understand the university’s refusal to integrate the parking fees for students into their tuition, a proposal he believes would keep them on campus instead of parking outside the university. “Why they won’t do that escapes me. It’s revenue neutral, less expensive for each student, they have the capacity, and it makes the neighbors happy,” said Coyle, who lives in Westchester. “The only ones disadvantaged are non-drivers. LMU could easily implement a fee waiver for them. “So the solution is there, but the LMU President (David Burcham) and the trustees don’t care,” Coyle continued. “LMU was once a model citizen. Now they’re motivated by money and not much else. Either way, they’ve lost me and many others. I now plan to fight every step LMU may wish to take in the future, no matter how small.” LMU representatives believe it would be inequitable for students who do not own cars to pay for parking. “A large percentage of our students are on financial aid and don’t have cars,” Flanagan noted. “As a fairness issue, we believe (charging parking for students who do not own cars) is not fair.” Joe Belli, a 30-year Westchester

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Not everyone has found LMU to be an intransigent neighbor. “Thank you for your professional courtesy service and on behalf of the McConnell Quality of Life Group, we sincerely appreciate the hard work you and others in (the Department of City) Planning have done and will continue to do to make LMU’s master plan a rousing success,” wrote Richard Hofmeister, a former McConnell resident who represented the homeowners group in master plan negotiations with the university during the planning process. Linda Kokelaar, a member of an advisory committee who lives on McConnell and was a member of the McConnell group, claimed at the May 8 meeting that Hofmeister acted against the wishes of some of the members of the McConnell group. “That was Richard’s doing,” she protested. Hofmeister could not be reached for comment. It was proposed at the May 8 meeting

resident who lives near the university, said he and his wife have always enjoyed commencement at LMU and often have waved and greeted graduates and their families who park in the neighborhood during that time of year. “About 20 years ago, I drove somebody around the neighborhood until we located their car,” he recalled. “That Saturday in May each year is truly a delight for us as we can feel graduation excitement in the air.” Now Belli says since January, things have changed. “Over the past school year we have seen an extreme increase in the number of cars parked in our neighborhood. During the school week, we are unable to park in front of our own house, edge the lawn or sweep up,” he said. “My wife and I don’t understand what campus parking policies have changed at LMU; the neighborhood parking situation during the week is becoming a problem. (Continued on page 9)


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“It feels like our neighborhood is deteriorating and becoming over-crowded due to a lack of parking for the homeowners. We moved to Westchester 30 years ago because of the community’s pleasant family-oriented atmosphere. We are asking that LMU provide adequate on-campus parking for all its students, faculty and staff during the regular work week.” Some members of the panel appeared to act as advocates for the affected homeowners. Cyndi Hench, an LMU alumna, said she receives fundraising letters from her alma mater frequently and pledged to no longer give money until the parking dilemma is resolved. “And I would encourage other LMU alumni to do the same,” said Hench, who is also the president of the Neighborhood Council of Westchester-Playa. Patricia Lyon, another member of the local council, agreed with some of the audience that residents should

meet by themselves and exclude LMU from those gatherings in the future in order to plan their next strategy. Under the terms of the master plan, the advisory committee has a defined purpose and does not appear to encourage partisanship or advocacy. “The committee and LMU shall work together in good faith to reach a reasonable, practical resolution of matters, which addresses community concerns and legal requirements and operating and programmatic requirements of the university,” the penultimate paragraph of the agreement states. At the May 8 meeting, several speakers inquired about LMU’s compliance with the tenets of the master plan. The results were released on the night of the meeting. “The director of Planning finds that Loyola Marymount University has complied with the terms and conditions required under the development agreement and has fulfilled the requirements for the first reporting period of May 2011 through May 2012,” wrote Michael LoGrande, the director of the city Department of Planning. Gary@ArgonautNews.com

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•This Week•

THE FINAL EXHIBIT at the Altered Space Gallery in Venice will feature new works by Los Angeles artists Lillian Abel, Susan Feldman and Karrie Ross, including Seeding (above) by Ross.

A “DOGTOWN” skater takes in the pop art at the Venice Art Walk’s silent auction gallery inside Google’s Venice headquarters May 19.

By Michael Aushenker Lively art, an iconic venue, and perfect weather marked the return of the Venice Family Clinic’s Art Walk & Auctions May 19. This year’s silent art auction was (appropriately) stationed at the Frank Gehryabstract color field. Feldman designed “Binoculars Building,” prefaced by the constructs “ladders” of reclaimed cartoony, oversized binoculars sculpture created wood, yarn and jute, aspiring by Claus Odenberg. The Main Street building, to transcend their earthly recently vacated by Gehry’s firm, now serves as constraints. Google’s Los Angeles home base. Ross paints canvases Now in its 34th year, the art walk, in support immersed in the continuous of the clinic’s vital medical services addressing the application of energy, revealing needs of some 24,000 uninsured and low-income a divine sense of order and Angelenos, offered food trucks, live music and, purpose amid seemingly yes, even live art by artists such as Karen Berg, chaotic components, a gallery who painted a whimsical abstract at her easel for spokesperson said. the entire day. The gala raised more than $650,000 Altered Space Gallery is for the organization, which is the largest free clinic at 1221 Abbot Kinney Blvd., in the U.S. Venice. “Venice is a great place to work,” said Berg, Information, (310) 452-8121, who is married to fellow artist Andy Moses, son of famed abstract expressionist and Ferus group alum or alteredspacegallery.com.

Altered Space Gallery to hold final exhibit The Altered Space Gallery in Venice will kick off an exhibit of new works by three Los Angeles artists Sunday, May 26, with an opening reception from 3-6 p.m. The exhibit featuring recent art by Lillian Abel, Susan Feldman and Karrie Ross will be the final show for the gallery, which closes June 30. All three artists featured in the exhibit live and work in Los Angeles. Abel paints in waves of color, creating compositions inhabiting a space somewhere in between a landscape and an

Photo by Michael Aushenker

Venice Family Clinic Walks the ‘Walk’

Ed Moses. Berg relocated to Venice four years ago from Echo Park. There was no shortage of area artists involved as the art walk offered walking tours of the studios of Juan Carlos Muñoz Hernandez, E.F. Kitchen, Kwakushop, Karen Baker, Shulamit Gallery, and CAVE Gallery. The silent auction featured everything from the serene, spacious and predominantly ochre canvas by Kaoru Mansour, a Japan native who moved to California in 1986, to Gavin Bunner’s whimsical ligne claire rendition of a marathon, peopled with eccentric runners that even included DC Comics superhero The Flash (who, incidentally, was not leading the race). Allan Cameron, a graduate of Chouinard Art Institute (today CalArts) who, for many years, worked as an art teacher and counselor at Fairfax High School, came down with friends to see “the latest variety of work produced here and to support a really worthy cause. But mostly, it’s where I can meet old high school students.” Including this reporter! § Michael@ArgonautNews.com

Navajo Textiles and Edward S. Curtis exhibits at California Heritage Museum in Santa Monica Two new exhibitions have opened at the California Heritage Museum in Santa Monica and will run through Sept. 1. Navajo Textiles: Wearing Blankets and Rugs explores the colorful, hand-woven wool textiles used as clothing, baby wraps, cloaks, bedding,

saddle blankets and trade goods by Native Americans of the Southwest during the 19th and 20th centuries. Nearly 60 blankets created between 1860 and 1960 will be on display in the exhibit curated from the Mark and Jan Hilbert Collection. The second exhibition,

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Edward S. Curtis: Photogravuers, highlights the photography of Edward Sheriff Curtis, an artist who took more than 40,000 images documenting the vanishing cultural heritage of more than 80 Native American tribes, from the Inuit people to the Hopi. Curtis’ most significant

portraits feature some well known Native American people such as Geronimo, Red Cloud, Medicine Crow and Princess Angeline (a.k.a. Kickisomlo), the daughter of Chief Sealth of Seattle. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday.

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A night at the opera…in Santa Monica! San Rafael resident who was in town on a book tour for her latest novel, “Maya’s Notebook,” had spoken to journalist Patt Morrison at All Saints’ Episcopal Church in Beverly Hills). Indeed, it appeared as if attendees enjoyed this occasionally violent tale, set in 1950s South America, of Rosa Orellano (María Antúnez), the young senator’s daughter who falls for the guerilla leader behind the killing of her father. After the show, Sparks told The Argonaut he was pleased with his first night’s reception. “The audience was completely stunned,” said Sparks, whose wife, Jenny Okun, created the rear-projection imagery used as backdrops in lieu of physical sets. “They got more and more into it. Isabel, she loves it! She was really thrilled!” “This is very close to home,” Holdridge, who himself grew up in Latin America (Costa Rica), told The Argonaut. He then praised Okun’s rear-projected sets as “more economical. What you can do is you can flow from scene to scene [without set changes].”

Okun’s father, legendary music producer/arranger Milt Okun, was also in attendance. Milt Okun not only discovered late singer John Denver, he worked on numerous albums over the decades with Domingo, L.A. Opera’s general director. “What they’ve done is revolutionary for stagecraft,” said Milt Okun. “I spent 1,500 hours doing it, making it as beautiful as I can.” said Jenny Okun, whose photographic art will be exhibited at Craig Krull Gallery at Bergamot Station in Santa Monica from Saturday, June 1 through July 6. “This is the future of opera, and I’m very happy to make my debut [as a conductor] here!” Domingo said from the dais at the patio-side after-party, telling the festive crowd how blessed Santa Monica was to have the Broad in their midst. “People who can’t afford the opera, they come here. Or if they can’t travel downtown. They have everything now – including opera!” § Michael@ArgonautNews.com

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By Michael Aushenker The May 17 high-energy debut engagement of Dulce Rosa at the Eli & Edythe Broad Stage in Santa Monica saw the convergence of two of entertainment’s greatest Latinworld crossovers: opera singer Plácido Domingo and Chilean author Isabel Allende. Domingo, who conducted the orchestra backing the Englishlanguage opera, proved himself as charismatic a force behind the baton as he is as a vocalist as one of the legendary Three Tenors. Prior to the inaugural L.A. Opera performance of Dulce Rosa, created by librettist Richard Sparks and composer Lee Holdridge, Allende shared with a packed Broad Stage audience insights behind her short story “Una Venganza,” the opera’s source material. To the delight of the crowd, the “House of the Spirits” author was surprised from behind toward the end of her onstage Q&A by Domingo, who praised “this fabulous little story.” “Not little!” Allende retorted, “It’s a great story!” (The night before, Allende, a

CONDUCTOR PLACIDO DOMINGO, the Eli and Edythe Broad general director of L.A. Opera, greets lead actress María Antúnez at the afterparty event of the premiere of Dulce Rosa at the Broad Stage.

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THE CITY OF SANTA MONICA will celebrate Arbor Day, marking the 141st anniversary of the tree-centric holiday founded by J. Sterling Morton in 1872; the city and the Santa Monica Lions Club chapter will plant a pair of Chinese elms (ulmus parvifolia – Latin for “small foliage”) in the parkways on 22nd Street between Carlyle and Marguerita in the northern Montana neighborhood; 11 a.m.12:30 p.m., free, water will be provided, 428 22nd St., Santa Monica, RSVP and information: trees@smgov.net.

Friday, 5/24

LAX JAZZ CLUB AT THE CROWNE PLAZA LAX HOTEL AND THE CHARLESTON SANTA MONICA —

present “Tuesday Jazz Cool-Down” featuring Judy Wexler Quartet. 7-11 p.m. Crowne Plaza LAX Hotel, 5985 W. Century Blvd., Westchester; no cover, but there is a $15 food and beverage minimum; validated parking, CrownePlaza.com.

SANTA MONICA FAMILY YMCA —

presents “Overcoming Fear and Anxiety,” featuring guest speaker Rachel Fintzy, licensed psychotherapist and workshop facilitator, who will discuss techniques to help one overcome fear, develop greater self-confidence, break bad patterns and improve mental health; 4-5:30 p.m, free, YMCA DeWind Room, 1332 Sixth

ST. BEDE’S CHURCH delivers “Friday

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SANTA MONICA COLLEGE Theater

Arts Main Stage debuts “Thoroughly Modern Millie,” the school’s staging of the Tony Award-winning musical based on the 1920s-set, 1967 film starring Julie Andrews and Mary Tyler Moore; continues through June 2; Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m.; Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets: $17-$23, plus $1 service charge. Free parking. (310) 434-4319; smc.edu/ eventsinfo.

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presents monthly house band Kat and the Blues Hounds every fourth Friday of each month, 9 p.m., free admission, 2615 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, www. sonnymcleans.com.

Congratulations to our 8th Grade Class on their admissions to the following schools: Bishop Montgomery High School Cathedral High School Loyola High School Marymount High School Notre Dame Academy Notre Dame High School St. Bernard’s High School St. John Bosco High School St. Monica’s High School The Archer School for Girls Come and see what a Catholic Education can do for your child To schedule a tour or to obtain an application please call 310-670-1678

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Tuesday, 5/28 HARVELLE’S — presents “Service Your Soul” featuring blues studio guitar player Phil Gates to raise awareness for feeding the hungry and teaching foster children music, $5 admission or donation of two food cans, 1432 Fourth St., Santa Monica, (310) 395-1676.

Wednesday, 5/29 ROTARY CLUB OF PLAYA VENICE SUNRISE — welcomes guest speaker Leah Vriesman of Angel Flight West/Earth Angel; 7:15 a.m., full buffet breakfast, $25 per person, Hotel Marina del Rey, 13480 Maxella Ave., Del Rey, playasunrise.org.

ROTARY CLUB OF WESTCHESTER — invites back Chief of Police Alan Kerstein; 12:10 p.m. Non-members: $20; validated self-parking. Airport Crowne Plaza Hotel, 5985 Century Blvd., Westchester, (310) 493-3835. SANTA MONICA FAMILY YMCA — presents lecture “Bringing Funerals Home: Reclaiming the Lost Art of Healing Ritual of Home Funeral;” Rev. Olivia Bareham, death midwife and home funeral guide and founder of Sacred Crossings, discusses advance health care and death care directives, legalities and logistics of holding a three-day wake and funeral at home, cremation options, and the green burial; 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. YMCA community room, 1332 Sixth St., Santa Monica. (310) 393-2721;ymcasm.org.

SANTA MONICA WINDJAMMERS YACHT CLUB ACTIVIST SUPPORT CIRCLE — welcomes news invites members and non-members alike to join its live bands and barbecue event at its Burton Chace Park-adjacent patio; 4 p.m. No cover. 13589 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey. (310) 827-7692,

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Restaurants CASA SANCHEZ Traditional Mexican food in a family dining atmosphere. From tacos and combination dishes, to lamb shanks steaks,and tacos, there is something for everybody. Appetizers, delicious salads, kids menu, fajitas, enchiladas de mole, cocktails and wine, 4500 S. Centinela Ave. Mar Vista/Del Rey 310.397.9999, www.casa-sanchez.com.

THE CHART HOUSE Spectacular waterfront dining with Marina views, the menu includes cold and hot appetizers, soups, salads, steak, poultry, jumbo lumped crab cakes, signature fresh fish, filet and cold-water lobster tail, seafood, prime rib and lobster, steaks, wild mushroom merlot medallion and shrimp, poultry, signature side dishes like sizzling mushrooms, and the famous salad bar. Happy Hour daily, valet parking and dinghy dock, heated patio dining, 13950 Panay Way, Marina del Rey, (310) 822-4144, www.chart-house.com

CHAYA VENICE Experience our American cuisine; everything from our fresh seafood plates or sushi bar, to lamb and Angus meats, to tempeh dishes. Lunch hours: Mon-Fri: 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Dinner hours, MonThurs: 6 p.m. -10:30, Fri-Sat: 6 p.m.-11p.m., Sun: 6p.m.-10p.m. Bar Service: Full Bar, extensive wine list, Mon-Thurs: 11:30 a.m. –midnight, Fri: 11:30.a.m.-12:30 a.m., Sat: 5 p.m.-12:30 p.m., Sun: 5 p.m.-10 p.m. Happy Hour: All night, every night, Mon-Sun: 5 p.m. - Close. 110 Navy Street, Venice, CA 90291. Phone: 310-396-1179 or visit: www.thechaya.com/venice

CHINA BEACH VIETNAMESE BISTRO Savory Central Vietnam specialties, authentic family recipes, only the freshest ingredients, and healthy, vegetarian-friendly dishes highlight the cuisine being offered. Family recipes for three generations include a secret, savory sauce, such as the Beef Pan Fried Noodles. The popular catering and party trays can be ordered two hours in advance, but some dishes require ordering a day in advance. Dine in,

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EL ABAJENO Latin American, Mexican cuisine served is described fondly by satisfied customers who have eaten here for 25 years as a “mom and pop home cooking in the neighborhood restaurant,” and having “the best chilaquiles and menudo around.” El Abajeno serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, specialties, beer, burritos, carnitas, super tostadas, guacamole and chips, chilaquiles, seafood, open 7 days, opens at 8 a.m., take-out, catering, 4515 Inglewood Blvd. (at Culver Blvd.), Culver City, (310) 390-0755

EL RINCON CRIOLLO “The Creole Corner,” presents authentic and always fresh, Cuban cuisine, known for roast chicken dishes and the leanest, firmest lechon (pork) dishes, served with rice, black beans, plantains, and lots of wonderfully seasoned onions. Eleven seafood dishes, Generous portions at good prices in a warm, friendly atmosphere. The walls are covered with paintings imported from Cuba, and many are for sale. Cuban and Spanish catering, take-out, 4361 Sepulveda Blvd., Culver City, 9310) 391-4478, www.bestcubanfood.com.

HACIENDA PLAYA DEL REY Great traditional Mexican food and margaritas, this restaurant joins the original restaurant, established in Westchester in 1973, and owned by the Hernandez family. The popular menu includes their famous homemade tortillas, tacos, combo dishes, seafood, nachos, guacamole. The full bar with ample seating. On Sundays at 9 p.m., a live Mariachi band performs at the Lincoln Blvd. location only, 8415 Pershing Drive, Playa del Rey, (310) 751-6135, and 8347 Lincoln Blvd., Westchester, (310) 670-8588

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the dash that was in the dressing already was sufficient. We paired the starters with Shannon Ridge Viognier and a Rocca Vernaccia from the by-the-glass list. I preferred the Vernaccia, similar to a Pinot Grigio with more body and flavor, but if you prefer a California-style wine then the Viognier may be your favorite. There are some good wines here at or below $10 a glass, so you can broaden your horizons on a budget. For main courses, we decided on gnocchi, a specialty of the house, and an anchovy, spinach and mushroom pizza. (The pizza toppings were at my wife’s instigation, since she enjoys salty little fish on pizza and rarely gets to enjoy them because most of our friends don’t. When it’s just the two of us dining, nobody is offended). My focus when it comes to pizzas, is on the crust and sauce quality cheese counts too, as with the vegetables and meats, but the crust makes the pie. This one was thin with a crisp bottom, but with enough body that you could fold it Brooklyn-style and eat it like a calzone. The sauce had the right herbal notes with tomato and garlic, and the spinach was in the right proportion - too much and the pizza gets soggy. They weren’t stingy with the anchovies either, and the pungent scent of little fish rose from our table. The gnocchi were more subtle, served in a garlic cream sauce with prosciutto, peas and mushrooms. I grew up thinking of gnocchi as rubbery potato starch before finally having a bowl of them that had been made correctly. I now know that they can vary in texture from cloudlike softness to chewy, and

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FELLOWSHIP AND SERVICE. I belong to a group that betters communities and lives. I belong to a worldwide peace organization. I belong to Rotary. I probably joined Rotary for the wrong reason. I was new to Westchester and wanted to network. I joined and — believe me — I networked. But I stayed in Rotary for the camaraderie, the jocularity. Wednesday is the highlight of my week. Our Westchester Rotary Club lunch program is a chance to get together with my friends and learn from a stimulating program. (Sadly, though, we don’t have secret handshakes or wear funny hats.) During my eight years in the club, I’ve made many dear friends, treasured relationships that would not have happened but for the club. And I am committed to Rotary for the service. Service is at the heart of Rotary and is crystalized in Rotary International’s concise motto: Service Above Self. Our little 63-year-old club makes a difference in our community and in other countries. Members of the Rotary Club of Westchester serve free meals to seniors. We cook and serve dinner to homeless youth in Venice. We read to elementary school children. We tutor inner city school children in math. We award scholarships to high school students.

We host art, music, speech, and dance contests for young people. We fix up a battered woman shelter with needed plumbing and repairs. We help repair the “Westchester, Home to LAX” sign. We clean up Dockweiler Beach. We bring some of the Halloween festivity to children in hospitals and shelters. We paint and clean up a South Central Park. We provide Home Boy Industries with a new pastry machine to help them be self-sufficient. Partnering with Vision to Learn, we provide eye screenings and glasses to underprivileged children in Los Angeles, including the West Side. Overseas, our little club makes potable water available with the creation of water wells in Bangladesh, India, Thailand, and Sri Lanka. We make sure a high school in a poor community of Puerto Rico has a new science lab. We donate soccer balls and sporting equipment to an orphanage in Mexico. BOOK SALE AND HOME MAKEOVER. During the next two weeks, we’re rolling up our sleeves with the book sale and the home makeover. The annual book sale – our 58th — which starts Friday, May 24, offers tens of thousands of used books in good and new condition. The gentle reader will find popular authors such as Robert Ludlum, John Le Carre, and a shadowy writer by the name of Shakespeare. (Please see the info box on the next page.) We’ve got cook books, biographies, children’s books, histories, humor, just about

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any topic to whet and sate your curiosity. All proceeds support our community service projects, including the home makeover. THIS YEAR WE CELEBRATE “PEACE THROUGH SERVICE.” We believe that peace can be achieved through disease prevention. Rotary had the vision and provides the leadership to end polio. In 1988, there were 125 Polio endemic countries. Today, polio is nearly extinct. In 2012, India experienced the year without a recorded case of polio and was taken off the polio endemic list. Today, there are only three countries. This is one of the most important achievements in history. We also believe that peace comes from clean water and sanitation, maternal and child health, basic education and literacy, and from economic development. Rotary actively supports these areas.

A WORLD-WIDE UNDERTAKING. My chapter, the Westchester Club, is one of 34, 297 clubs. I am one of 1,212,000 members across the globe. I will shortly travel to the annual convention in Lisbon to represent our corner of the earth. As Rotary International President Sakuji Tanaka puts it, when we come together for a Rotary convention, “we see, for a few days, the world as it could be. We see people of all colors and cultures come together. We work to build a better world.” I remain in touch with a Rotarian from Nepal who, along with his wife, stayed at our home during the international convention held in Los Angeles a few years ago. I consider this one of the privileges of membership. Maybe you’ve seen a need in our community and wondered how you could help. Maybe you want to use your professional skills to help others — or even learn new skills. Maybe you’re seeking connections with other service-minded professionals here or abroad. I invite to you learn about our club and get involved. Join us at our book sale! Join us at our home makeover! Join us on a Wednesday! Join us in this happy mission!

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RYLA is and why it would be important for our high school students to participate in this very special weekend.” RYLA emphasizes leadership, citizenship, and personal growth, and aims to demonstrate Rotary’s respect and concern for youth provide an effective training experience for selected youth and potential leaders, encourage leadership of youth by youth, and recognize publicly young people rendering service to their communities. RYLA leadership principles include the 4 C’s of leadership: Communication, Cooperation, Compassion, and Creativity. The myriad of RYLA experiential exercises include a Trust Fall, where individuals fall back and are caught

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meets new people. After the last event, a wonderful message arrived from a participant: “Thank you for the time that you put into making RYLA happen, for teaching us about leadership, for making us believe in ourselves, for giving us the opportunity to experience something so incredible and lifechanging. . . . I’m so glad that I attended RYLA. I can honestly say that it was one of the most memorable experiences ever. Everything was absolutely great from the food to the people to the activities to the teams to the guest speakers to the programs”. Students interested in participating can contact Christa Haggai-Ramey, New Generations Youth director, at (310) 988-2420.

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ounded in 1988 to provide an enduring endowment for Westchester community and beyond, the Westchester Rotary Foundation provides community service, encourages high vocational and educational standards for our youth, and builds international goodwill and peace. There’s barely enough room to print the long list of projects and organizations supported by Westchester Rotary Foundation: Halloween Town Fair (Westchester BID), LAX Food Pantry, Fourth of July/Memorial Day/ Veterans Day Programs, Airport Marina Counseling Services and its Jet to Jetty 5k/10k run/walk, LAPD Pacific Area Boosters, Senior Citizens Holiday Luncheon, Home Makeover Project, Westchester Family YMCA, Home Boy Industries, senior citizens, and the Polio Corrective Surgery Project. Support for youth, arts, scholars, and

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in wills or trusts. Please make your checks payable to Westchester Rotary Foundation and mail to: Westchester Rotary Foundation, P.O. Box 91543, Los Angeles, CA 90009. For more information, request a brochure by contacting Cozette Vergari at Cozette@laxlawyers.com; or call (310) 410-4014.

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any people ask, “What is Rotary?” They think of Rotarians as people who meet every Wednesday for lunch, assess themselves fines for getting a new car or a new job and wear those funny little wheel pin on their lapels.

And while all of that is true, Rotary is so much more. Founded in 1905 in Chicago, Rotary is now the world’s largest service organization with more than 1 million members in more than 160 countries across the globe. Internationally, Rotarians build wells in

poor countries where villagers have no access to water. Rotarians provide educational and technical support to those trying to establish businesses in Third World countries. But perhaps Rotary’s biggest and most important quest is the eradication of polio. During its 20-year polio eradication campaign, Rotarians have raised millions of dollars and traveled the globe delivering the polio vaccine to tiny villages in Africa and Southeast Asia. Rotarian doctors have volunteered their own time, talent and funds to travel to India, Africa, and elsewhere, conducting polio corrective surgeries enabling children afflicted with polio to walk again.

Right here in Westchester, Rotarians are making a difference in their community, conducting as many as 80 different community service projects every year. Thanks to the members of the Rotary Club of Westchester, hundreds of local students benefit from Teacher Mini Grants, which provide funds for teachers to conduct field trips, purchase important classroom supplies and equipment, and establish innovative educational activities. Thanks to the members of the Rotary Club of Westchester, some of the areas most disadvantaged children can participate in a “shopping spree” to buy new school clothes each fall. For some, it is the only new clothes they receive all year.

Local Rotarians also participate in a wide range of international student exchange programs to promote cultural awareness and educational opportunities and numerous literacy programs that provide library books to local schools and encourage children to develop a love of reading. So, the next time you see that funny little wheel pin on someone’s lapel, remember that Rotarians make a difference right here in Westchester every day. For more information about Rotary or how you can help Rotarians in a local community service project, please call club President Cindy Williams at (310) 568-1024.

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High school youth provide Rotary Service through Interact Clubs “There’s a common misperception that teenagers are lazy, unmotivated, and self-centered. I disagree,” says Terri Rubio of Food Pantry LAX. Terry is the Food Pantry liaison with Westchester Enriched Sciences Magnets Interact Club, at Westchester High School. “When I engaged the Interact students in a discussion about hunger and food insecurity in their community, they organized a food drive at school to collect high-protein, non-perishable items. Their donations will feed many families in our community.” As Terry explains, the club now focuses on raising the three most important protein sources provided by the Food Pantry LAX: Boxes of cereal, cans of tuna fish, and jars of peanut butter. As one of the most significant and fastest-growing programs of Rotary service, Interact has become a worldwide phenomenon, involving 200,000 students from more than 10,700 clubs in 109 countries. Interact is Rotary International’s service club for young people ages 12-18; self-governing and self-supported clubs sponsored by individual Rotary clubs, which provide guidance. The Rotary Club of Westchester is the proud sponsor of the Westchester Enriched Sciences Magnets Interact Club. Each year, Interact clubs complete at least two community service projects. While the Westchester club’s primary project is the food pantry drive, other projects include campus cleanups, school volunteer events, and construction of a hydroponics greenhouse system on the school’s campus. Last

fulness and respect for others, understanding the value of individual responsibility and hard work, and advancing international understanding and goodwill. Interact students also undergo experiential workshop leadership training, at the New Generations Youth Conference each Nick Davis, president of Interact Gates Millennium Scholarship winner and Club at Westchester Enriched past president of Westchester Enriched October, and at Science Magnets Science Magnets Interact Club, Nabil Afifi the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards each April. Through October, Interact Club members crethese training events, the youthful ated a special Halloween party for a attendees achieve their personal best, battered women’s shelter, providing discover their inner leader, and learn families and children with treats to how to be team leaders in their personenjoy a memorable party. al life, family and community lives. As projects are completed, Last year’s president, Nabil Afifi, Interactors develop a network of left the club a lasting legacy by being friendships with local and overseas awarded a Gates Millennium scholarclubs and learn the importance of ship for inspiring so many youth. Now developing leadership skills and personal integrity, demonstrating help- a Business-Economics major at UCLA

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(and Posse Scholar, South Central Scholar, and VIP Scholar), Afifi writes about his Interact experience, “I was able to develop my leadership skills, learn to speak in front of a group of people, and learn how to delegate. Through Interact/ Rotary, I was able to connect to my community, serve my community, and grow in it.” Nick Davis, WESM Interact Club’s current president, has enrolled more than 50 club members, with the support of long-time faculty advisor Alan Sacks. They meet the first and third Friday of each month. Rotary Club of Westchester has a legacy and a deep commitment to creating and affecting lasting change in our community’s youth. If your high school student is interested in creating an Interact Club at his/her high school, please contact Christa Haggai Ramey, New Generations Youth director, at (310) 988-2420. To participate in the ongoing food pantry donation, please contact Lisa Margulies at (310) 9957695.

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ehind every home, there is a story, and the story of Karen Ricks and her family is both uplifting and heartbreaking. For many years, Karen and Tim Ricks and their three children were intimately involved in the Westchester community. From Boy Scouts and Knights of Columbus to Westchester Lariats and Visitation School, the Ricks family could be found helping others. Then, tragedy struck. A year and a half ago, while attending a family reunion, Tim suffered a massive heart attack and died. The money from a small insurance policy has run out, and Karen, a homemaker for more than a decade, now finds herself with two daughters in college and a son ready to graduate from high school, but without a full-time job. Finding it harder and harder to make ends meet, Karen has not been able to complete the myriad home improvement projects Tim would normally handle, and her family’s home is suffering. Although their bond as a family has not wavered during this time of uncertainty, their

home on West 82nd Street has suffered, and from paint and flooring to landscaping, the Ricks’ home is desperately in need of some real TLC. From May 30 through June 2, the Ricks will be treated to Mammoth Mountain vacation, while volunteers from the Rotary Club of Westchester, and throughout the community, roll up their sleeves and paint and landscape their home. Thanks to major contributions from the William H. Hannon Foundation, the Drollinger Family Charitable Foundation, the Westchester Woman’s Club, the Westchester Rotary Foundation and many, many others, the Ricks will enjoy new paint, new flooring, new landscaping and plenty of additional surprises! Work on the home at 6638 W. 82nd Street, in Westchester (just west of Emerson) will begin at 9 a.m. on each day and continue during daylight hours until the afternoon of Sunday, June 2, when the Ricks will return to their “new” home.

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“We are hopeful this project will inspire others like it in our community,” said Rotary President Cindy Williams. “In the hustle and bustle of everyday life, we often fail to realize how fortunate we all are, so it will be a privilege to help Karen and her family make their home warm, comfortable and livable again.”

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NEW LISTING Marina City Club, Penthouse

$896,000

NEW LISTING Marina City Club, 1 Bed + 1 BA

$450,000

Marina City Club, 3 Bed + 2 BA

$610,000

Marina City Club, 2 Bed + 2 BA

$699,000

Marina City Club, 1 Bed + 1.5 BA

$399,000

Villa Vallarta, 3 Bed + 2.5 BA

$690,000

Marina City Club, 2 Bed + 2 BA

$710,000

Marina City Club, 3 Bed + 2 BA

$599,000

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. Completely Unique, Gorgeous 1 Bed + 1 Ba. Located Closer to the Water than Any Other 1bd Unit in the Club. Beautifully Appointed with Majestic Marina, Ocean and Catalina Views. This Extensively Remodeled Unit is a Must See! 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. Impeccable Remodel with Striking Wood Panels and Intricate Marble Floors. Topof-the-Line Technology, Security Systems, 6 Built-InSTVs, Open ! Kitchen, Custom ST OLD JU Finishings and more. A luxurious Unit with Phenomenal Ocean/Mountain/City Lights and Sunset Views. Ultimate, Fully-Loaded Bachelor Pad. Spacious Townhome with Split-Level Floor Plan in Gated Community. Peaceful ! and Serene, in an Ideal Location. High Ceilings, Garage, and Enclosed SOLD JUSTPrivate Patio. Within walking Distance to Parks, Shops, Restaurants and More!

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Marina City Club, Penthouse

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$1,190,000

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Marina City Club, 2 Bed + 2 BA

$3,400/Mo

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$3,875/Mo

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$2,350/Mo

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$3,500/Mo

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Penthouse ..............Marina/Ocean Views .............................................$1,190,000* 3 bed + 2 ba ...........Ocean/Harbor View ...............................................$659,000* 3 bed + 2 ba ...........Ocean/Harbor View ...............................................$590,000* 3 bed + 2 ba ...........Bank Owned – Harbor View..................................$501,000** 2 bed + 2 ba ...........High floor- Ocean/Harbor View.............................$649,000* 2 bed + 2 ba ...........High floor, Remodeled, Ocean/Harbor View ........$715,000* 2 bed + 2 ba ...........Gorgeous Remodel with Harbor View ..................$595,000* 2 bed + 2 ba ...........Plaza level, Marina/Ocean View ............................$479,000* 1 bed + 2 ba ...........Short Sale- Ocean/Harbor View ...........................$285,000 Studio .....................Treetop Views ....................................................... $174,900

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Hot New westcHester ListiNg!

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Packed with Pottential in Upper North Kentwood Area of Westchester! 3 Bedroom Home on 7,300+ Sq.Ft. Lot. Ripe for Add-On or Remodel.

Offered at $625,000

Mina Bharadwa 310.351.1167 7570 Stewart Ave

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Number one realtors in Marina del Rey, Peter and Ty Bergman, are getting ready to move into their new location at 330 Washington Boulevard. “It’s a state-of-the-art office allowing us to provide the best service to our clients,” say agents Peter and Ty Bergman. “With business booming and homes selling this well, we will have sold almost the same number of homes as we did for all of last year in our first six months. We are experts in a variety of types of property as well as all price ranges. We are most known for our many high end sales we accomplish both in Marina del Rey and the Venice Canals. Our sales keep climbing and things go into escrow faster than ever before, so the market is back.” Information, Peter and Ty Bergman, Bergman Beach Properties, (310) 821-2900.

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Don’t settle for anything less than the unbelievably spacious and stylish 1 & 2 bedroom apartments at Villa Del Mar. Some apartments feature den, wetbar and gas fireplace. Tennis, swimming, basketball, clubhouse with billiards and free wi-fi, fitness center, saunas and spa. Boat slips also available. OFFICE HOURS: 10 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. daily

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13999 Marquesas Way, Marina del Rey

“Views, views, views! This multi-level home, with four bedrooms and five baths, is perfectly situated on the northwest bluffs of Playa del Rey,” says agent Ron Fineman. “Providing incomparable vistas of the ocean, marina, mountains and city, the creative floor plan incorporates scenery of peaceful views of sailboats passing out to sea, the birds’ habitat in the wetlands, and the mountain range as the back drop, you will be swept away by the sparkling city lights. This property has the potential to be one of the jewels in Playa. A picture is worth a thousand words but this is a must-see. Create your dream home with this spectacular canvas.” This property is listed at $1,540,000. Information, Fineman and Suarez, RE/MAX Estate Properties, (310) 862-1761.

Ocean and City Views

“Breathtaking ocean and city views, a sophisticated aesthetic and a fabulous Kentwood neighborhood combine to create a luxury home atop the prestigious bluffs of Westchester,” says agent Stephanie Younger. “The gracious foyer introduces an open floor plan, where expansive windows and glass doors provide an incredible view of Los Angeles. A cook’s kitchen with granite counters and breakfast bar overlooks a family room and casual dining area. Upstairs, sunlight streams into a generous master suite that includes a fireplace, his-and-her closets, and a spa-like bath, an oversized tub and stall shower. Three more bedrooms, another full bath, a large office or fifth bedroom, and a powder room complete the 3,100 feet of living space.” This property is listed at $1,599,000. Information, Stephanie Younger, The Younger Group, Teles Properties, (424) 203-1828.

Mediterranean Villa Now offering a select number of furnished apartments!

Mariners Bay Apartments proudly introduces our luxurious furnished apartment homes. These apartments feature majestic marina and mountain views with the iconic Hollywood sign in the distance. Luxurious designer interior includes stainless steel appliances, stone counter tops, gourmet kitchenware, fine linens, customized closets and 3 large flat screen tv's with Blu-Ray players for your entertainment. Enjoy stunning sunsets & inspiring ambiance from your private balcony. When you drop anchor at Mariners Bay you know you’re home. Amenities Heated Pool & Hot Tub Fitness Center Saunas Business Center Clubhouse On-Site Laundry Sand Volleyball Court 24 Hour Emergency Maintenance

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“Nestled on the border of Beverly Hills and Holmby Hills, this gated palatial masterpiece is just north of Sunset Boulevard,” says agent Rebecca Sekulich. “The large marbled entry leads to a spacious living room with great natural light and high ceilings. Extensively renovated within the last several years, it is perfect for entertaining. The large master suite has his and her baths and a private sitting area. Watch movies in the den/media room with state-of-the-art theatre/projection equipment and speakers that drop down from the ceiling. Work in the richly wood-paneled library/office or seclude yourself in the very private backyard. The guest house is fully equipped poolside with a Viking kitchen and outside dining.” The property is offered at $8,900,000. Information, Rebecca Sekulich, Keller Williams Realty Marina/LA. (310) 709-1701.

Waterfront Home

“This wonderful south-facing, two bedroom, two bath Venice beach home has a separate one bedroom, one bath studio,” say agents Peter and Ty Bergman. “The home has central heat, updated kitchen, bamboo floors, and skylights. The livinga room and dining room face the water. The master bedroom has custom closets and bath. It is in a three-story, newer studio building consisting of a ground floor two-car garage. The second level has a studio and bath. On the third level, there is a studio area and bedroom. The rooftop deck has unsurpassed views overlooking the canals. Sit on your outside deck watching the wildlife on the water.” The property is listed at $1,975,000. Information, Peter and Ty Bergman, Bergman Beach Properties, (310) 821-2900.

Marina del Rey Condo

“This two-bedroom, two-bath unit is one of the lowest priced condos in Marina City Club,” says agent Eileen McCarthy. “Located in East Tower North, the condo offers gorgeous city and mountain views. Amenities at Marina City Club include six tennis courts, racquetball courts, pools, spa, executive gym, beauty salon, convenience store, and 24-hour guard gated security.” The property is listed at $249,900. Information, Eileen McCarthy, Marina Ocean Properties, (310) 822-8910.


Bluff Home with City and Ocean Views

Q&A

“This spectacular two-story view home has high ceilings in the entryway and a living room with large windows providing lots of natural light,” say agents Kevin and Kaz Gallaher. “Panoramic ocean views reach all the way to mountains tops. Laminated wood flooring stretches throughout the main home and carpet is in all the bedrooms upstairs. Downstairs is an Greenery is also appealing. Basically, you want office/Nanny/Granny’s or bonus room with bath. There is a to have the patio proportionally sized to your formal dining room, large kitchen with granite counter tops yard. So you don’t want to have a huge yard and and breakfast nook. The upstairs master bedroom suite has a fireplace, walk-in closet and fabulous deluxe bath. Generous tiny patio nor the opposite. Your patio should be located close to an sized mini-suite and two bedrooms that share a bath. Direct entryway to the home, typically the kitchen. access to a three-car garage with lots of storage space.” The property is offered for lease at $4,500 per This is so that if there is grilling or eating month. Information, Kevin and Kaz Gallaher, RE/MAX Execs, (310) 410-9777.

We are considering adding on a patio to our backyard. Will this add any value to our home when we sell it? A: Depending on where you live, a patio might not be the kind of thing you think about during the cold, and maybe snowy, winter months. But a patio is what many people enjoy on a sunny warm afternoon. It just feels good to sit outside and sip some iced tea or lemonade. That’s the picture your real estate agent would want to capture when listing your home for sale. Patios are appealing because they can create a sense of peace, open space, freedom, and they can seem to extend the square footage of livable space on those good weather days. Set out some simple but comfortable patio furniture when you’re listing your home and you might find that prospective buyers take a seat and think about your home. Let them soak in the energy of the home and the way it allows them to relax. Set some brochures out on a side table. Maybe even a good book. You’d be surprised what these buyers pick up. If they enjoy themselves while sitting on your patio, you’re likely to have piqued their interest in your property. So, what if you have a backyard but no patio; is it worth investing in one? The answer depends on your financial situation but there’s no doubt that having a patio or a deck – a space outdoors to relax – is a plus. However, here are a few tips about creating that patio space. If you have a small backyard, you don’t necessarily want to take up the entire space with a concrete patio. The reason?

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outside, people can easily access the kitchen as opposed to walking through some other room in the house first. Patios also should be located in areas where there is some level of privacy. A patio is most appealing when you can sit back, relax and enjoy a good meal, book, or conversation without feeling like you’re being watched. So the backyard is usually the best location. Buyers often consider a well-built and maintained patio a plus and may create a higher selling price for your home. To cover or not? Often when homeowners put in patios, they question if adding a covering would help increase the value of their home. That really depends on many things such as if the covering is well built and maintained and if it’s aesthetically pleasing, not blocking views, etc. In the case where it’s crafted and maintained well, the patio and its covering can increase the appeal of your home. That could translate to a higher selling price as well as a faster sale. This week’s question was answered by Bob and Cheryl Herrera, Professional Real Estate Services, (310) 306-5427.

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.

The Glass House on The Strand

“This home is a European, architectural masterpiece,” says agent Denise Fast. “Enjoy unobstructed, white-water ocean views from every major living area of this luxurious yet minimalistic loft style home, designed by award-winning Swiss architect Roger Kurath. Filtered sunlight streams through floorto-ceiling channel glass side walls. The wide open, 11-foot tall, custom folding door system is great for indoor/outdoor entertaining. Waves crashing on the shore will lull you to sleep in your romantic master suite. Watch dolphins surf the waves while relaxing in your ocean view spa bath. Features include exposed steel H-beams, curved walls of glass, a 7-foot custom spiral staircase and colored concrete floors. Lay back on your lounge and enjoy the sun setting on another beautiful day in paradise.” The property is listed at $11,000,000. Information, Denise Fast, RE/MAX Estate Properties, (310) 578-5414. 

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4143 Vinton Avenue 5117 Showboat Lane 3804 Lenawee Avenue 10747 Cranks Road 3602 Helms Avenue 3940 Walgrove Avenue 5314 Inglewood Boulevard

5/3 Extensively remod’d, 3, 100 sf hm, in Carlson Park 3/3 Best location, corner hm, completely remodeled 4/3.5 Coveted Blair Hills hm, FP, oversize in-gound spa 4/3.5 Dream hm in Culver Crest by AIA architect 3/2 Built-in cooking appls, D/w, DR w/breakfast area 2/2 One of a kind extra-lrg lot, “The Compound” 3/4 2-Story, built in 1993, 2, 466sf, unique hse, new kit

$1,365,000 $645,000 $975,000 $1,889,000 $799,000 $994,999 $649,500

Jesse Weinberg Erik Flexner Leslie A Woodward Richard Kissel Todd Miller Alex “Zan” Sacker Karen Dolce

Keller Williams Coldwell Banker Coldwell Banker Keller Williams Keller Williams Keller Williams Dolce Associates

800-804-9132 310-754-8144 310-230-2430 310-739-6577 310-429-8191 310-482-2200 310-795-6565

608 5th Street

5/4 Newer end unit, roof deck w/ocean & mtn views

$1,389,000

Jesse Weinberg

Keller Williams

800-804-9132

712 N. Curson Avenue

3/2 Charming & light filled, circa 1923 on corner lot

$949,000

Mary Cronin

Coldwell Banker

424-280-7400

20638 Pacific Coast Hwy #6

1/1 On ocean w/white water views, lrg , pvt deck

$899,000

Linda Light

Coldwell Banker

310-301-3500

13044 Mindanao Way #4 4561 Alla Road 136 Northstar Mall

2/2.5 Spacious luxury condo in beautiful building 2/3 Remodeled, spacious floor plan Marina townhome 3/3 Charming 2-story French hm on Silver Strand

$739,000 $759,000 $1,750,000

Stephanie Younger Erik Flexner Peter & Ty Bergman

Teles Properties, Inc. Coldwell Banker Bergman Beach Properties

424-203-1828 310-754-8144 310-821-2900

7301 Vista del Mar 6645 Esplanade 8111 Zitola Terrace 8369 Zitola Terrace

3/2.5 Ocean front corner unit w/ocean views, remod 3/3.5 Stunning 3-stry contemp w/breathtaking ocn vus 4/5 Views, views, views, this is a must see 3/2.5 Mid-century style w/traditional upgrades/view

$1,575,000 $1,575,000 $1,549,000 $1,250,000

Ren Smith Peter & Ty Bergman Fineman Suarez Amy Nelson Frelinger

Teles Properties, Inc. Bergman Beach Properties RE/MAX Teles Properties, Inc.

310-614-2839 310-821-2900 310-862-1761 310-951-0416

5625 Crescent Park #117 6400 Crescent Park #119 13044 Pacific Promenade #304 5625 Crescent Park West #106 5625 Crescent Park West #420 5625 Crescent Park West #122

2/3 One of a kind in Playa Vista, 2-story plus den 2/2 Corner unit across from pool CenterPoint Club 2/2 Bright 3rd flr unit, open flr plan, wlk-in closets 2/2 Views, gourmet kit w/granite, single lvl condo 4/3 PH (top flr), 4 balcs, twin MBS, huge wlk-in closet 2/2.5 Plus den, hip & sophisticated TH, MBS, FP

$629,000 $589,000 $570,000 $679,000 $1,295,000 $679,000

Erik Flexner Erik Flexner Susan Rim Elizabeth Ingersoll Connie Son Elizabeth Ingersoll

Coldwell Banker Coldwell Banker Susan Rim Keller Williams Goshen Properties & Realty Keller Williams

310-754-8144 310-754-8144 213-291-4544 310-305-8333 213-272-3255 310-305-8333

216 W. Channel Road 2308 Schader Drive #105 1609 Ashland Avenue 1021 Hill Street #4 352 20th Street 1309 Arizona Avenue 1818 Hill Street 2452 Washington Avenue 1047 Berkeley Street 2305 30th Street 1037 Maple Street

3/2 Gated, sun filled, 2-story ‘20’s Cape Cod house 1/1 Condo w/new appls, hdwd flrs, wlk-in clst 3/1 Upgraded Sunset Park hm, sunny LR w/marble FP 2/1.75 +den, single level condo, in Sunset Park 5/4.5 1927 Spanish Mediterranean, elegant LR 1/1 Custom designed Contemporary hm, hdwd flrs 4/2 On quiet tree-lined Sunset Park street, new roof 2/2 Move-in cond, hdwd flrs, eat-in kit, 2-car gar 3/3 Mediterranean w/pool, built-in BBQ, rftop dck 2/1.5 Sunset Park gem, guest hse w/den & bath 4/3.5 Charming 2-story hm on 6,400+sf lot, hdwds

$1,795,000 $399,000 $1,179,000 $829,000 $3,995,000 $1,195,000 $1,590,000 $1,429,000 $2,650,000 $1,299,000 $1,795,000

Christopher Damon Regina Vannicola Heidi Bright Denise Freed Mary Beth Woods Charles Pence Diana Lee Kate Bransfield Monica Kellen Flanigan Jesse Morton Charles Pence

Coldwell Banker Keller Williams Teles Properties, Inc. Keller Williams Coldwell Banker Partners Trust Home Team Realty Coldwell Banker Keller Williams Partners Trust Partners Trust

310-273-3113 310-482-2051 424-203-1812 310-963-2052 310-571-1358 310-403-9238 310-539-4300 310-482-2200 310-482-2240 310-458-4024 310-403-9238

122 Pacific Avenue

3/2 Beautiful TH w/great live/work space, LR w/FP

$1,495,000

Lee Ziff

Keller Williams

310-991-3977

7833 Naylor Avenue 6622 Kentwood Bluffs Drive 7570 Stewart Avenue 5860 Compass Drive 6380 W. 78th Street

3/2 Something for everyone, FR & MBR suite 5.2.5 Bluff-top home w/breathtaking ocn & city views 3/1 Packed with potential, 7, 300sf lot, add-on remod 4/3 Custom blt 1991, office + FR, master suite 5/3.5 North Kentwood dream home, pool, chef’s kit

$799,000 $1,599,000 $625,000 $1,075,000 $1, 688,000

Kevin & Kaz Gallaher Stephanie Younger Mina Bharadwa Mina Bharadwa Fineman Suarez

RE/MAX Teles Properties, Inc. The Real Estate Consultants The Real Estate Consultants RE/MAX

310-410-9777 424-203-1828 310-351-1167 310-351-1167 310-862-1761

7221 W. 80th Street 8863 Earhart Avenue

3/2 Charming home near LMU, 7, 254 sf lot, den 2/1.75 Adorable street, close to shops, pretty hdwds

$799,000 $509,000

Steve Cressman Kim Williamson

The Real Estate Consultants RE/MAX

310-337-0601 310-722-4200

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Venice

LMU student’s film to be Muscle Beach to feature bodybuilding, distributed for wide release figure contests and flight simulator Loyola Marymount University freshman Matthew Thompson’s award-winning feature film, “Night Sights,” has been picked up by ITN Distributions, an independent movie distribution company. Thompson, who recently completed his first year at LMU’s School of Film and Television, created “Night Sights” when he was a student at Cathedral Catholic High School in San Diego. “I started creating ‘Night Sights’ before I was even old enough to drive a car, and when I think about the accomplishment my passionate team and I produced with such little time, resources and experience, I am very proud,” Thompson said. “I learned so much while making this film, worked with talented professionals, and gained valuable skills and experience that I will bring to my future projects. I am thrilled that ‘Night Sights’ will now be available to film lovers worldwide.” “Night Sights” is a science fiction film about a man who loses his son and discovers a

network of people that collect souls of the deceased, preparing them for their journey out of Purgatory. It was the only feature film to be screened at last year’s National Film Festival for Talented Youth – the largest youth film festival in the world – where it won the Jury Prize. “Night Sights” also earned the Silver at the 2012 California Film Awards, was a semi-finalist at SpiritQuest Festival, and was an official selection at Indie Fest USA and Future of Cinema Fest. “We are delighted to add ‘Night Sights’ to our film library and expect interest and sales at premier markets such as the Marche du Film, Cannes,” said ITN CEO Stuart Alson. “Matt Thompson has directed an impressive, eye opener of a film on a small budget. “There’s always appeal with the sci-fi genre so we look forward to pitching this film to buyers worldwide.” Thompson is currently working on a feature-length romantic comedy called “#ROMANCE.”

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Memorial Day weekend activities at Muscle Beach in Venice will include the traditional bodybuilding and figure competitions as well as a U.S. Air Force simulator ride. The schedule of events at the Venice Beach Recreation Center, 1800 Ocean Front Walk, will begin with the “RAW” Bench Press contest at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 25, followed by the Sumo Classic at 1 p.m. The Muscle Beach International Classic & Armed Forces Championship Bodybuilding, Figure, Bikini, and Men’s Physique contest, which is open to all amateur athletes, will be held on Memorial Day, Monday, May 27. Held in conjunction is the “Battle of the Branches” Armed Forces Bodybuilding Championships, which is open to all active, reserve, National Guard, and retired armed forces personnel. Prejudging for both competitions will begin at 10 a.m., with the finals at 1 p.m. Admission is free for spectators. As part of the Memorial Day activities, the Rapid Strike

MUSCLE BEACH VENICE will host bodybuilding, figure, bikini and men’s physique contests on Memorial Day, as well as a “Battle of the Branches” Armed Forces competition.

simulator will be on display. Visitors can board the simulation ride that lets them experience a real Air Force mission including a F-22 flight, C-17 Cargo drop, CCT ground surveillance, satellite communications and Reaper missile strike. Rides are free and open to the

public. Representatives of military branches will also have recruitment booths and static displays, and vendors from the health and fitness industry will be on hand with information and giveaways. Information, (310) 399-2775.

Santa Monica

College student arrested in threats made to schools A Santa Monica College student was arrested in connection with telephone threats that led to several Los Angeles area schools, including three in Santa Monica, being placed on lockdown May 16, police said. The Santa Monica Police Department was notified by the Los Angeles Police Department at about 8 a.m. that a male suspect, believed to be a Santa Monica College student, allegedly called and threatened to “shoot up the school” and afterwards, commit suicide, Sgt. Richard Lewis said. The caller allegedly made references to several other schools located

throughout the city and county of Los Angeles, police said. Officers from both the Santa Monica Police and the Santa Monica College Police departments used the information to verify that the suspect was an SMC student and was scheduled to attend class on campus the same day, Lewis said. After tracking the suspect to SMC, police directed that the college and both John Adams and Will Rogers middle schools, which are adjacent to the college, be locked down to restrict ingress and egress, Lewis said. A perimeter was also established around the college.

As officers were being deployed onto the campus, it was learned that the suspect was on campus in the Psychological Services Office, where officers detained him without incident, Lewis said. The incident involved several local and county agencies, and police are continuing to investigate the possible motive. Anyone with additional information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Los Angeles Police Department’s Media Relations Unit at (213) 486-5910.

Marina resident, rabbi honored by supervisor Marina del Rey resident Miriam Hamrell, the founding rabbi of Ahavat Torah Congregation in West Los Angeles, has been recognized for her service by Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavksy. Hamrell is described by the congregation as the first and only

Israeli-born and-raised woman to head an American Jewish congregation for the past 10 years. She has served in the Israeli Defense forces and also counsels and teaches female inmates with her work at prisons. According to the congregation, she is a leading personality, spokesperson

and ethicist for the local Jewish community. During a gala May 4 in Los Angeles, Yaroslavsky presented Hamrell with a proclamation honoring her for “ten years of service as a motivational leader, teacher and founder of Ahavat Torah synagogue.”


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Venice

Sand restoration projects earns Venice Beach ‘Best Restored Beach’ Award

ROAST TIME – Los Angeles mayoral candidate Wendy Greuel, speaking as Councilman Bill Rosendahl (left) and NBC LA anchor Robert Kovacik look on, was one of several former colleagues who took the stage at a “Roast and Toast” honoring the service of Rosendahl. The councilman, who is in remission from cancer, will retire at the end of June.

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THE DEPARTMENT OF BEACHES AND HARBORS has won an award for a restoration project on Venice Beach.

Venice Beach has been named one of the winners of The American Shore and Beach Preservation Association’s 2013 “Best Restored Beach Award,” the association has announced. The award was given for a recent sand restoration project spearheaded by the Los Angeles County Department of Beaches and Harbors. “(The association) created the Best Restored Beach Award in 2001 as a way of highlighting the value of America’s restored beaches,” said Harry Simmons, mayor of Caswell Beach, N.C. and the organization’s president. “As Americans flock to our coastlines during the upcoming beach season, most don’t even realize they may be enjoying a restored beach.” The 2011 sand restoration project recognized used 30,000 cubic yards of sand that was excavated and hauled from the

wider beach north of the Venice breakwater to the narrowest section of the beach near the Los Angeles County Lifeguard Division Headquarters. The $1 million restoration project, funded both by the county general fund and state vehicle license fees, was one of multiple efforts to widen the 2,000-foot-long stretch of beach that continually loses sand to both natural tidal activity and winter storms, said a Beaches and Harbors spokesperson. During severe storms in 2004-05, significant erosion occurred in the area, threatening lifeguard and other beach facilities, the spokesperson said. Each winter, temporary sand berms are constructed to protect beach amenities from coastal flooding, but regular sand restoration is critical to offset beach erosion, according to Gary Jones, deputy director of

the Department of Beaches and Harbors. “Sand restoration is one of the key ways to protect not just the width of a beach but all of the facilities that help ensure safe public access to this popular destination,” Jones said. “We are proud that ASBPA has recognized our efforts to maintain Venice Beach.” To enter the Best Restored Beach competition, coastal communities nominated their projects for consideration, and an independent panel of coastal managers and scientists selected the winners. Judging was based on three criteria: the economic and ecological benefits the beach brings to its community; the short- and long-term success of the restoration project; and the challenges each community overcame during the course of the project.

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The team of the winning boat in the California Cup Regatta, Pyewacket, heading upwind towards the weather mark in the Santa Monica Bay this past weekend.

By Pat Reynolds There are a few annual sailboat racing events in the Marina del Rey area that are clearly distinct. They might generate excitement and buzz by the amount of sailors they attract or by what they mean to the community at large, but in the case of the California Cup Regatta, held May18-19, it’s about what is brought to the table. Cal Cup, as it’s informally known, brings to the bay some of the most prominent and prestigious

purebred racers in all of Southern California. Anyone who knows So Cal racing knows these boats, and to see them gather exclusively amongst themselves is a special circumstance. Each boat is around 70 feet long and built solely for racing. Armed with crews of 15, the “West Coast sleds” as they are known, met on the bay this past weekend for two days of intense competing in gorgeous Californian conditions. “After beating, tight reaching,

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broad reaching and running around the Santa Monica Bay for more than four and a half hours, the top three WC70s [West Coast 70s] finished within 14 seconds of each other,” said California Yacht Club’s Tom Leweck of the high level competition after the first day. After the last race of the weekend, Leweck reported there was just a three-second separation that would decide the winner. “Three seconds – that was the difference between engraving

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within Boys & Girls Clubs that encourage positive self-esteem and personal growth and reinforce academic achievement. The middle school-age youth completed a variety of service projects throughout the school year, including holding annual elections for Torch Club officers on National Election Day, performing clean-ups of local businesses, participating in Heal the Bay beach clean-ups, and hosting club-wide debates on local issues. The club was selected out of more than 1,600 Torch Clubs to receive the first place award in the health and fitness category and third place in the education category.

Flight Path Museum honors volunteers A group of local volunteers was honored recently for its role in operating the Flight Path Learning Center and Museum at Los Angeles International Airport. More than 30 residents of Westchester, El Segundo, Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach and other nearby communities were recognized during an appreciation dinner at Flight Path in the LAX Imperial Terminal. The volunteers staff the museum’s public galleries, build exhibits, keep records and prepare for special events. Honored were Mike Cason, Jorge Chavez, Judy Christian, Ed Crawford, Fylis Deto, John Eckberg, Duke Ellington, Steve Garrison, Allen Hess, Steve Koyama, Rick Neyland, Bob Pehl, Joan Sewald, Reni Soukup, Nick Suncin and Ron Williams. “Our volunteers bring us a wealth of knowledge and experience,” said Flight Path President Rowena Ake. “Most of them are aviation professionals and all of them are dedicated to preserving our air heritage for future

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legal advertising 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 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). 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. 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 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. 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 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).


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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 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). 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 WilliamsNunez, 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). FIcTITIOUs BUsINEss NamE sTaTEmENT File No. 2013 094280 The following persons are doing business as: Kizyma Electric, 3608

Clifton Place, Glendale, CA 91208, County of Los Angeles. Articles of Incorporation or Organization Number: AI #ON: 1396358. Registered owners: 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 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 099396 The following persons are doing business as: The Cat Practice, 4716B Lincoln Boulevard, Marina del Rey, CA 90292, County of Los Angeles. Articles of Incorporation or Organization Number: AI #ON: 3079564. Registered owners: Grace Veterinary Group, Inc., 23801 Calabasas Road, Suite 2026, Calabasas, CA 91302. California. This business is conducted by a Corporation. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on October 2008. I declare that all information in this statement is true and cor-

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ness 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: Miranda Vatterott, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on May 14, 2013. Argonaut published: May 23, 30, June 6, 13, 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

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 099421 The following person is doing business as: Luminaria Birth, 5120 Mesmer Ave., Culver City, CA 90230, County of Los Angeles. Articles of Incorporation or Organization Number: AI #ON: Registered owner: Miranda Vatterott, 5120 Mesmer Ave., Culver City, CA 90230. This busi-

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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 099462 The following person is doing business as: All About Color Salon, 12324 Venice Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90066, County of Los Angeles. Articles of Incorporation or Organization Number: AI #ON: Registered owner: Richard Baier, 12324 Venice 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: Richard Baier, Sole Proprietor. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on May 14, 2013. Argonaut published: May 23, 30, June 6, 13, 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).

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

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

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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:

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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.

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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR CHANGE IN OWNERSHIP OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE LICENSE Date of Filing Application: MAY 6, 2013. To Whom it may concern: The Names of the Applicants are: GABYS CONEY DOG. The applicants listed above are applying to the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to sell alcoholic beverages at: 8873 W. SUNSET BLVD, UNIT 1, WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA 90069-2017. 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) 8336043. Argonaut Published: May 23, 2013. 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 90064-1100. 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. 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.

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.


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