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Just before Independence Day weekend, President Donald Trump went on Fox News to castigate Los Angeles, San Francisco and other “sanctuary cities run by very liberal people” for allowing homelessness to get out of hand, hinting that the White House is considering some sort of federal intervention to restore safety and order to encampmentfilled streets. “It’s very sad. Very sad. It’s a phenomenon that started two years ago. It’s disgraceful,” Trump told Tucker Carlson. “The thing that nobody can figure out is, do these governors or mayors, do they really think this is a positive? Do they really think this is OK? Because it’s not. … We’re looking at it very seriously. We may intercede. We may do something to get that whole thing cleaned up.  It’s inappropriate.” It’s doubtful that Trump actually plans to take action on homelessness in California, which has been a serious human rights issue for a lot longer than two years. But it would be naïve to dismiss his comments as merely a political cheap shot. Trump recognizes that rampant homelessness has become the great failure of the so-called “liberal establishment” governing West Coast cities. Compassionate ideologies ring hollow when words are not followed by effective action, leaving tens of thousands to languish hopelessly in streets that no longer feel safe for many people. Democratic Party leadership lost the White House in 2016 because they could not win the trust of people who felt the economy had left them behind. In similar fashion, the joint crises of housing affordability and homelessness have eroded support for Los Angeles Mayor

A homeless man sits with his belongings on the Fourth of July Eric Garcetti and his allies, who regardless of intent have allowed the streets of Los Angeles to devolve into a talking point for Trump. If The White House does intend to address homeless, we’d point the president’s attention to proposed legislation by local members of Congress. Rep. Ted Liu, along with Sen. Dianne Feinstein and a pair of Republican colleagues, recently introduced the “Fighting Homelessness through Services and Housing Act,” which would fund up to $3.75 billion in federal grants to cities for supportive housing, mental health services and job training. Rep. Maxine Waters’ “Ending Homelessness Act” would infuse as much as $13 billion into housing and services. Trump, Feinstein, Lieu and Waters … now that’s a White House photo op that would blow people’s minds.


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What Community Leaders Tell Us: Holly Tilson, Mar Vista Community Council member: “Maybe it is time for the federal government to step in and help. After all, the federal government has stepped away from funding affordable and workforce housing, which has been a significant cause of the current national crisis.” Denny Schneider, Westchester community advocate: “Federal intervention via funding our local and state elected officials would be insane. L.A. is already spending hundreds of millions of dollars from recently passed propositions that, instead of fixing anything, is squandering resources.” Gary Aminoff, L.A. County Republican Party organizer, Playa del Rey: “It

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depends on what the intervention is. Homelessness is not a housing problem — it’s a mental illness and drug addiction problem. The solution is to rehabilitate people and, for those who need housing, to make housing easier to build with less red tape.” Alisa Orduña, Santa Monica senior advisor on homelessness: “Create federal policy banning discrimination against Section 8 subsidies as a source of income used in qualifying for rental units. Do not evict non-citizen occupants of public housing. Do not discriminate against transgender persons. Count and share national data on the number of people at risk of homelessness, and incentivize annual housing production goals to meet this need.” Rep. Ted Lieu: “It’s hard to take Trump’s statement seriously, since his animus toward California is well documented. Given his track record on just about every issue, I doubt the president’s approach would be compassionate or strategic. But, if he’s serious about helping to break the cycle of homelessness, I’d work with him and welcome his help whipping support for Sen. Feinstein, Sen. Murkowski, Rep. Stivers and my bipartisan “Fighting Homelessness through Services and Housing Act.” Our bill supports holistic efforts to address homelessness by providing grants to local governments around the country. It’s a great bill, and I hope the president will support it.” Responses have been edited for length and clarity. Find more of them at

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N e w s The Argonaut Wins Los Angeles Press Club Award Congratulations to contributing writer Martin L. Jacobs, winner of a 2019 Los Angeles Press Club Award. His January 2018 cover story about the economic, social and political forces driving the McMansion craze in East Venice (“Buy, Scrape, Build, Repeat” aka “East Venice Squeeze”) won first prize in Business Reporting among publications of up to 50,000 circulation. Arts & Events Editor Christina Campodonico won third place in the Entertainment News or Feature category for her September cover story “A Place to Play: 50 Years of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Venice.” Managing Editor Joe Piasecki won third place in the all-circulation Editorials category for the August editorial “The Dirty War on the Free Press.” The L.A. Press Club’s 61st annual Southern California Journalism Awards gala took place June 30 at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel, with special honorees including CNN’s Nima Elbagir, KCBS-TV sports anchor Jim Hill, actor Henry Winkler and the documentary film “Surviving R. Kelly.”

Kim’s Market Saga Resumes Convenience store near Venice Canals would become an indoor-outdoor restaurant By Gary Walker Not many neighborhoods would take issue with a corner market becoming a restaurant. The Venice Canals is not like many neighborhoods, and Tesuque Village Market — formerly known as Kim’s Market — sits at an unusual intersection: the corner of Mildred and Ocean avenues, just a few car lengths from where Mildred crosses busy South Venice Boulevard. For the past five years, owners of the 904-square-foot market have been seeking to shrink the market area to 324 square feet and convert 580 square feet into a restaurant with alcohol service and seating for 45 people: 25 indoors, 18 outdoors. “We see it as a local bodega — the type of place where one can walk to meet a friend and share a snack in a quaint, casual environment or take a hot meal home. The market portion will still be open for convenience items. We see this as huge amenity for the neighborhood,” said Robert Thibodeaux, a local architect representing Tezuke LLC, con-

Tesuque Village Market hopes to seat 45 diners trolled by market owners Alicia Searle and Michael Stein. Thibodeaux is also a member of the Venice Neighborhood Council, which voted to support the project last October. Back in 2014, a different iteration of the council rejected a 60-seat version of the

market/restaurant concept. A city Planning Department administrator hearing to approve the market-torestaurant conversion is set for 10 a.m. Monday, July 15, at the West Los Angeles Municipal Building at 1645 Corinth Ave. In addition to a conditional use permit to serve alcohol and a coastal development permit for the change of use, the owners are also requesting a CEQA exemption. Opponents say vehicle traffic at Mildred, Ocean and South Venice can’t handle any more car trips at rush hour, and that changing a market into a restaurant that serves alcohol is not the best use of land for a residential neighborhood. “Owners of adjacent homes purchased their homes with the expectation that the residential neighborhood would maintain its residential character, and that a nearby property would not be allowed to change in a way that increases noise, traffic or creates a nuisance,” Dylan Porter, who lives nearby, wrote in a letter to planning officials.

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15 Minutes of Home Mobile shower truck on Rose Avenue delivers hygiene and comfort to the homeless Story by Matthew Rodriguez Photos by Maria Martin At 8:15 a.m. each Thursday, dozens of people who sleep on the streets or in their cars line up in the parking lot at the west end of Rose Avenue to wait their turn for a hot shower. For many, this will be their first hot shower in a week. “It’s one of the best experiences of my life,” says 67-year-old Madeleine DawnWarner, who lives in her car with her bulldog, Joy. “It’s such a relief.” Dawn-Warner is one of 35 to 50 people each week who visit the mobile shower trailer operated by Playa del Rey-based nonprofit Power of a Shower. There are three private stalls, each with a shower, toilet and sink. Each visitor receives a washcloth, white towel and access to a supply cabinet that contains soap, shampoo, toothbrushes, toothpaste, tampons, lotion and razors. Playa Vista Insurance Services CEO Rachel Sunday volunteered at the mobile shower trailer when it was operated by San Francisco-based nonprofit Lava Mae, then took over operations earlier this year with the help of husband Aaron Sunday and daughter Hailey Novak. They use the same trailer Lava Mae did, only with the decals stripped off, leaving its original white paint. It’s attached to the same old yellow L.A. Sanitation truck that Lava Mae had — a GMC Sierra with close to 200,000 miles on it. To brighten the mood, Power of a Shower has added a speaker playing upbeat music and a bubble machine near the truck. There’s now also a station for charging cell phones. The service operates on a first-come, first-served basis, with Power of a Shower volunteers cleaning each shower stall between uses. Sunday takes down the names of those who have been waiting in line, many of them for a few hours already. She writes the names onto a

Madeleine Dawn-Warner and her bulldog Joy (left and right) are among the homeless who visit each week for hygiene supplies and a hot shower whiteboard on the side of the trailer, next parking lot at Rose Avenue, giving people hygiene centers,” L.A. City Councilman to a digital clock she uses to time who sleep on the streets a sanitary Mike Bonin said. showers. Each visitor gets 15 minutes. restroom option after nightfall. The Sunday said she started Power of a “It’s not just a shower. It’s not just a PitStop stations operate from 10 p.m. Shower to improve the lives of the toilet. It’s privacy — something they to 6 a.m. nightly, and are removed at homeless. don’t get out there,” said Sunday. “If I daybreak to allow for beach access. “If I had a bad day and I took a shower, I felt better,” she said. “I don’t know the solution to the homelessness crisis that we’re having, but I know I can help make these people feel better.” Dawn-Warner said the peace and privacy of a hot shower each week makes her feel like “a new person.” She looked anxious as she waited for her name to — Rachel Sunday, Power of a Shower be called, but afterwards there’s a big smile on her face. can bring them 15 minutes of peace with “Thousands of people living in encamp“It’s almost as if you’re coming into a some nice music playing and running hot ments creates a public health crisis — for hotel room. It’s so comfortable when you water, it takes them away from the stuff people living in those encampments and get in there,” she said. “The people who they have to live with every day.” people living near them. Until we house put this together for us — thank God Late last month, Los Angeles city and the unsheltered, the alternative to feces on they’re here.” county officials partnered to bring a our sidewalks is restrooms, the alternative portable overnight mobile toilet and to trash is trash receptacles, and the Staff writer Gary Walker contributed handwashing station to the same beach alternative to threats to public health is to this report.


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The Mayor Who Fell to Earth In six years of leading Los Angeles, ‘Ericarus’ Garcetti rose fast then spiraled into an uncertain future rarely sexy — which was entirely the point. If there was an overarching view of Garcetti as mayor, it was that people didn’t know quite what to think. Everybody liked him and everyone agreed that he was intelligent and forward-thinking, but the city was waiting for him to do something big.

By Jon Regardie Regardie is editor of the Los Angeles Downtown News, where this story first appeared. In the story of Icarus, the son of a prominent leader is given a pair of wings fashioned from wax and feathers. He straps them on and, thrilled by the experience, soars higher and higher into the sky. Ultimately the dude, oblivious to warnings about the dangers of his path, flies too close to the sun. The wings melt, and Icarus plunges into the sea. If you like that story, then you’ll love the one about Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti. It’s almost too easy to call him Ericarus. July 1 marked the sixth anniversary of Garcetti’s first full day as the 42nd mayor of Los Angeles. By looking at his successes (there have been many) and failures (there have been fewer, but some are utterly devastating), a clear story arc emerges. “Arc” is the perfect word, in fact, as Garcetti’s mayoral tenure — starting with a victory in a tough contest over Wendy Greuel in 2013, and a resounding re-election four years later — can be broken down into four rolling chapters. In the first three, he strapped on the mayoral wings and soared high, emerging from the local scene to claim a spot on the national stage. But in the latest chapter, he plummeted to Earth. The big questions now are: Can Garcetti reverse trends that have stunned and angered Angelenos? In the effort to turn things around, is he willing to alter his leadership style and adopt a tough stance that seems counter to his nature? Or will he be forever remembered as the mayor under whom Los Angeles became the homelessness capital of the nation and devolved into Trash City? Chapter 1: Back to Basics “Back to Basics” was the slogan of Garcetti’s first mayoral run and his early guiding mantra, and it was perfect for the moment. After three terms on the L.A. City Council, including six years as its president, he grasped that Angelenos had grown weary of the flash and unbridled personal ambition of Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. Garcetti watched AnVil squander his potential and lose touch with average Angelenos. The new mayor wasn’t about to repeat the mistake. That outlook, combined with the economic fallout of the Great Recession, prompted Garcetti to proclaim that he’d be all about fixing potholes, creating jobs and bolstering the city’s shaky economy. The latter was a page from former Mayor PAGE 12 THE ARGONAUT July 11, 2019

L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti started discussing plans for temporary homeless housing facilities last summer Richard Riordan’s book, and it resonated. Garcetti didn’t reach too far too fast, and instead methodically built on the sentiment that propelled him into office. He had the public behind him as he played

Cummings in the wake of slow department response times. He also halted the Fire Department’s questionable hiring process. Both moves were applauded. Garcetti frequently sought to ready L.A.

The situation demands that the Back-to-Basics Garcetti accept that Los Angeles has squandered perhaps its most basic task — keeping the streets clean and people healthy. He can’t pretend this is anything other than a colossal failure. hardball when negotiating a new contract with the union that represents most DWP workers (the union had backed Greuel). He exhibited a deft ability to connect with Angelenos on social media, and became known as the “Mayor of Instagram.” He touted transparency, and on his 100th day in office he debuted a website to gauge the city’s performance in myriad sectors. Two days later, he announced that he’d replace then-Fire Chief Brian

for the future — he advocated for earthquake preparedness, and hired a city chief sustainability officer and an innovation boss. He pushed a proposal to get the federal government to back an ambitious $1 billion overhaul of the Los Angeles River (the plan went comatose after Donald Trump was elected president). Moves in the Back to Basics era, which lasted about a year to 18 months, were

Chapter 2: Winning Time On June 11, 2014, Garcetti sent a mass email asking Angelenos to lobby George Lucas and his wife Mellody Hobson to build their art museum in Los Angeles. It was a cute move, complete with a hashtag, #WhyLucasinLA. It was also a longshot, as the facility seemed destined for the Bay Area. Two-and-a-half-years later, in January 2017, the work paid off, as after consistent wooing — with Garcetti as the public face of the effort — Lucas and Hobson announced that the $1 billion, spaceship-like Lucas Museum of Narrative Art would rise in Exposition Park. It was a huge victory for Garcetti, and proved that he could play the long game. Garcetti has demonstrated an ability to turn other cities’ stumbles into jewels for L.A. The path to the Lucas Museum, which began after Chicago won, then rejected the facility, would be replicated in August 2015, when Garcetti called for Los Angeles to be the U.S. representative to host the Summer Olympics after Boston earned the designation, then choked on its bid. In September 2017, following copious meetings, tours and negotiations, the International Olympic Committee awarded the 2024 Summer Games to Paris, and the 2028 Games to Los Angeles. The third L.A. Olympics will be the defining city event of the 2020s, and Garcetti was the unquestioned driver. Garcetti’s Winning Time, spread over a couple years, was multi-faceted. In June 2015, the City Council approved boosting the minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2020, super-sizing an effort that Garcetti had initiated (the mayor had begun by asking for $13.25 an hour). In November 2016, county voters approved both Measure M, a half-cent sales tax that would skyrocket Metro’s rail building regimen, and Proposition HHH, a $1.2 billion property tax bond to build permanent supportive housing for homeless individuals. Garcetti championed both. The victory streak continued in March 2017. In addition to Garcetti’s steamroll of a re-election — he got an astounding 81% of the vote — Angelenos went his way on two other endeavors: They

banking done different approved Measure H, a county effort to generate more than $350 million a year for services for homeless individuals, and they rejected Measure S, a slow-growth initiative that Garcetti and others charged would have hampered development in Los Angeles. Put it all together, and Garcetti enjoyed one of the greatest runs ever for a Los Angeles mayor. Chapter 3: Presidential Dreams The idea of Garcetti running for president of the United States seemed laughable when it first came up, but over time the concept entered the realm of the plausible — unlikely, but plausible. The Trump era proved that all the old rules of who could win were out. A mayor becoming president was crazy, but we had just seen crazier. Although Garcetti never entered the race, the 22 months after his re-election constituted the third chapter of his mayoralty. In this period, he made himself a national figure. Some of this spun from the wins of the Lucas Museum and the Olympics. But most of it was carefully stoked by Garcetti and his team. The guy has some serious myth-making magic. In the middle of 2017, Garcetti started crisscrossing the country, touching down in early-voting states such as Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina. In 2018 alone he visited 17 states. He pushed an agenda of progressive Democratic Party chestnuts such as immigration, housing and hiking the minimum wage. He’d sometimes drop the word “patriot” in remarks, as if testing how it played. The Garcetti media machine hummed. There were cushy profiles in Vogue and GQ and he appeared on the mega-popular sports-oriented “The Bill Simmons Podcast.” Garcetti made a Washington Post list of the top 20 contenders for the Democratic Party nomination. He found a sweet spot — he could get by on charisma but evade the really hard questions because he never formally entered the race. When broadcasters such as Chris Matthews of “Hardball” asked if he was running, he skillfully delivered non-answer answers that left the door open. Right until the moment on Jan. 29, 2019, that Garcetti said he was not running, it all seemed possible. Yet even if we didn’t realize it then, all the time the mayor spent on the national stage may have been to the detriment of the city. Chapter 4: The Great Fall In recent weeks Garcetti has suffered his worst period as mayor, but trouble had long been brewing. On May 14, Heather Repenning, a former Garcetti aide and his appointee to the Public Works Commission, got clobbered in a race for a seat on the board of the Los Angeles Unified School

District. It was a smackdown for the mayoral star-making machine. Then came Measure EE, a parcel tax that sought to raise $500 million a year for local schools. After helping broker a deal to end the January teachers’ strike, Garcetti had aggressively pushed the June 4 ballot box item as a way to allow the district to afford raises and new hiring. The effort blew up in Garcetti’s face in the way that dynamite explodes in the mug of Wile E. Coyote. Measure EE needed two-thirds approval to pass. It finished with only about 45%. Somehow, that wasn’t the day’s worst news. Also on June 4, the annual homeless count was released, and revealed that homelessness had spiked 16% in the city and 12% in the county over the course of a year. The numbers only affirmed what everyone had already noticed and lamented. Sure, Garcetti had dedicated significant time and resources to addressing homelessness, but the scene on the streets is what grabs attention. Things got worse from there, with illegal trash dumping and a proliferation of encampments bringing a typhus outbreak and a rat infestation at City Hall. Garcetti has struggled to respond. In a June 11 mass email slugged “Rising to the Challenge” he stated, in regard to homelessness: “I take full responsibility for our response to this crisis.” Yet no one is assuaged, and city government in particular looks woeful. Suddenly, some are wondering if Garcetti, who built his mayoralty on not pulling a Villaraigosa, in fact pulled the ultimate Villaraigosa, touring the country and building his personal brand while Los Angeles fell apart at the seams.

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— —Venice-Mar Venice-MarVista Vista Arts Arts District District co-organizer co-organizer Lenore Lenore French French Crawl Crawl President President Sunny Sunny Bak Bak — — see see this this first first joint joint event event as as an an opportunity opportunity to to display display the the vibrancy vibrancy of of the the Westside Westside art art community and help preserve community and help preserve its its unique unique connection connection to to California California culture culture and and history. history. “Ask “Ask the the man man on on the the street street anywhere anywhere in in the world — Lagos, Nigeria; the world — Lagos, Nigeria; Beijing, Beijing, China; China; Paris, Paris, France France — — ‘What ‘What isis CaliforCalifornia nia culture?’ culture?’They’re They’re not not going going to to say say downtown downtown Los LosAngeles. Angeles. They’re They’re not not going going to to say say San San Francisco. Francisco. They’re They’re going going to say skateboarding, surfing to say skateboarding, surfing and and Venice Venice Beach,” Beach,” says says French. French. “With “With the the encroachencroachment of gentrification elements ment of gentrification elements [on [on the the

history history in in West West L.A.” L.A.” “Venice “Venice isis aa historic historic art art community community and and itit needs to be acknowledged needs to be acknowledged for for future future generations,” generations,” adds adds Bak. Bak. “I “I think think it’s it’s wonderful that we’re neighbors wonderful that we’re neighbors and and we’re we’re all all loving loving art.” art.” Some of Some of VMAD’s VMAD’s long-term long-term goals goals for for preserving its namesake communities’ preserving its namesake communities’ joint joint cultural cultural legacies legacies include include creating creating aa museum museum within within its its borders, borders, an an archive archive at at aa local library and maybe even local library and maybe even lobbying lobbying for for affordable affordable housing housing for for artists. artists. For For now, the coalition is focused now, the coalition is focused on on making making The The Get GetAround Around run run smoothly. smoothly. Organizers of Saturday’s Organizers of Saturday’s festival festival

encourage encourage participants participants to to ditch ditch their their cars cars at at aa public public parking parking spot spot in in Venice Venice at at the the west west end end or or at at Venice Venice and and Sawtelle Sawtelle boulevards on the east boulevards on the east end end to to hop hop on on The The Get Around’s designated LADOT Get Around’s designated LADOT LANow LANow Shuttle, Shuttle, which which will will stop stop at at 18 18 spots along the festival route in both spots along the festival route in both directions. directions. Walking, Walking, biking biking or or scooting scooting to to and through the event is also encouraged. and through the event is also encouraged. There There are are dozens dozens of of indoor indoor and and outdoor outdoor activities planned, many of them activities planned, many of them surprissurprises es yet yet to to be be announced. announced. Here Here are are some some of of the the highlights highlights we we suggest suggest hitting hitting up up along along your your way, way, flowing flowing east-to-west: east-to-west: Sawtelle Sawtelle Boulevard BoulevardArts Arts Hub Hub The park-and-ride adventure The park-and-ride adventure begins begins with with aa shuttle shuttle pickup pickup at at Sawtelle Sawtelle and and Venice. Venice. Nearby, Nearby, Fanatic Fanatic Salon Salon Theater Theater (3815 (3815 Sawtelle Blvd.) is hosting Sawtelle Blvd.) is hosting live live comedy, comedy, and and there’s there’s talk talk of of aa T-Shirt T-Shirt Lab Lab staging staging aa free free T-Shirt T-Shirt giveaway giveaway planned planned nearby. nearby. Edrok Edrok One’s One’s Mar Mar Vista Vista Block Block Party Party Mar Vista artist Edrok One Mar Vista artist Edrok One isis hosting hosting 100 100 artists artists and and vendors vendors between between Inglewood Inglewood and and Grand Grand View View boulevards. boulevards. Four Four artists artists face off with paintbrushes in hand face off with paintbrushes in hand for for an an “Artifesto “Artifesto Getdown” Getdown” from from 7:30 7:30 to to 9:30 9:30 p.m. p.m. at at the the corner corner of of Grand Grand View View and and Venice. Venice.Audience Audience cheers cheers decide decide the winner! the winner! (Continued (Continuedon onpage page16) 16)

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Earthstar Music Stage at Centinela Emerging electropop singer, multi-instrumentalist and recent John Lennon Songwriting Contest winner Jasmine Crowe, featured on the cover of this week’s issue, headlines a full day of live music with an 8 p.m. show at the corner of Venice and Centinela. Wasatch Avenue Mobility Mart One block west of Centinela, check out three-wheeled scooters, experimental bikes and skateboard demos by the nonprofit Boarding 4 Breast Cancer at a Mobility Mart, which runs for two blocks along Wasatch Avenue south of Venice Boulevard. Venice-based skate, surf and punk rock chronicler Juice Magazine is creating a pop-up display featuring the skate photography of Juice staffer Dan Levy as well as multimedia artists Maile Cowell and Skyler Anselmo. King Eddy Saloon’s Beer Garden In a nod to an old Bukowski haunt, the parking lot of Alana’s Coffee Roasters (12511 Venice Blvd.) turns into a beer garden with live art by Mar Vista muralist DJ Neff and LABrakeless’ 10th anniversary Super Rad Custom Bike Show.

maintain a vibrant live music scene west of the 405, are programming an outdoor music stage at the corner of Venice and Lincoln boulevards. The bill includes Mannequin Skywalker, Looner, Vikingo, Westerner, Gabrielle Graves and Mr. Vampire. Head a block north to stop by Venice Beachland’s Burning Man Party (2121 Lincoln Blvd.) for karaoke, tarot card readings, face painting, fitness games and vegan food. Across the street, pop into Amiga Wild (2124 Lincoln Blvd.) to learn more about L.A. Paint Night and listen to local bands jam throughout the day and night. Warhol + The Bubble Lounge Catch a world premiere preview of “Andy Warhol’s Tomato,” a new play about the godfather of pop art’s youth, at Pacific Resident Theatre (703 Venice Blvd.), where there will also be a display of vintage photographs of Warhol shot by Venice Art Crawl President Sunny Bak. Chill out behind PRT at the Venice Ale House’s Bubble Lounge Beer Garden, with DJs curated by Venice music promoter Winston House, art installations and a “Burning Man bar” (21-plus).

Mercado at SPARC Dine al fresco in Beyond Baroque’s community garden (681 Venice Blvd.) Wasatch Live Music Stage with Safe Place for Youth, which hosts Young musicians from School of Rock a Mediterranean fundraising dinner ($20) share the stage with local rock and blues from 5 to 8 p.m. (RSVP at eventbrite. bands throughout the festival. com), or browse fresh produce and flower bouquets from 2 to 6 p.m. at Boogaloo Burning Man Art Party Festival circuit favorite the Boogaloo Art SPY’s farm stand. Visit the Social and Public Art Resource Car is pulling into the C. Nichols Project Gallery (12613 Venice Blvd.) for a Burning Center (685 Venice Blvd.) from 2 to 10 Man-style art party with the Dirty Beetles p.m. to explore an outdoor artisans’ market, or Mercado, for unique crafts DJ Collective. The modified short bus and goods. Christina Schlesinger’s won’t be fully outfitted as a rhino-beetle provocative and sexually charged like it was for the Venice Art Crawl “Tomboys” exhibit is concurrently also Afterburn, but it’s still the kind of place on display in SPARC’s Durón Gallery where everyone’s welcome to hang out (recommended for mature eyes only). and be their quirky selves. A few blocks away, the Venice – Abbot Kinney Memorial Branch Chicks in the Mix Library (501 Venice Blvd.) hosts All-female deejay crew Chicks in the demos of handmade ceramics and Mix is spinning from 2 to 10 p.m. Japanese flower arranging. near Beethoven Street, with giant props including a seven-foot unicorn Venice Beach Art Hub statue and arts-and-crafts vendors Check out the whimsical modern art of along for the ride. Paul Michael Glaser (aka Starsky from “Starsky & Hutch”) at the Paradise Café y Cultura Project (2201 Ocean Front Walk). The Mar Vista Art Walk’s Community Venice Community Housing Corp. hosts Gallery at Buckwild Gallery (12804 Venice Blvd.) hosts Café y Cultura, a mix an interactive art party, featuring a of award-winning Latinx craft and food participatory mural, a craft table and music by Venice songbird Suzy Williams, vendors coupled with The Get Around’s at the planned location of the Reeseofficial art show. Davidson Community affordable and supportive housing development (200 N. Food Truck Lot at Venice High Venice Blvd). Man cannot live on art alone. Refuel Stop into L.A. Louver (45 N. Venice your body at Venice High School (13000 Blvd.) for Terry Allen’s “The Exact Venice Blvd.), where dozens of food trucks are setting up shop for the evening. Moment It Happens in the West,” an exhibit of nearly 100 drawings, sculptural Lincoln Boulevard Art & Music Hub objects, video installations and audio Local live music promoters Westside from his various albums and radio plays, Revival, fighting the good fight to dating from the ’60s to today. PAGE 16 THE ARGONAUT July 11, 2019

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Sampa’s Gourmet Pizza Co. Surprising in lots of ways, Sampa’s pizza champions a unique confluence of Italian flavors by way of Brazil. Who knew that Sao Paolo even had a history of Italian cuisine? Other surprises come via the unique ingredients peppering the menu. Try the Rio de Janeiro — a mashup of tomato sauce, oregano and mozzarella with hearts of palm and catupiry, a sort of Brazilian cream cheese. Also on hand: dessert pizzas. Indulge in a banana flambé with cinnamon and sugar, or the Romeo & Juliet with guava paste. Now that’s amore! 534 Washington Blvd., Marina del Rey | (310) 827-4500

Pblc Trde There aren’t many pizza places that cite Tokyo as an inspiration, but Pblc Trde isn’t looking to be like every other place. Chef Eduardo Salcedo brought his fermented starter all the way from Japan to Santa Monica in order to replicate the leopard crust he fell in love with. Go for the classic Margherita with San Marzano tomatoes, fresh mozzarella and basil, or take a chance on something unusual like the Huitlacoche, a combination of mascarpone de salsa verde, queso Oaxaca, queso fresco and pickled chilis. 2917 Main St., Santa Monica (310) 399-0805 |

Milo Sro Ingredients rule the roost at this new pizza parlor from the folks behind Milo + Olive. Locally sourced meat, organic flour and produce, and non-GMO mozzarella let the simple flavors shout for themselves. And they do! Tangy, spicy, juicy, crispy, spicy, salty — believe me, you will get all the feels from your slice. The SRO stands for standing room only, as the tiny spot only sports a few barstools, the focus being on take-out and delivery.

Don’t miss out on dessert; the phenomenal chocolate chip cookie and ice cream from Sweet Rose Creamery promise to finish off your meal in full court decadence. 826 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica (310) 392-0706 |

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COMING SOON! 4515 Alla Rd, 2+ 2.5 bath, 1912 sf, FP



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List price $5,000 per month 4745 LVM, Unit C, 2+2.5, HUGE walk in closet , approx 2,000 sf


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COMING SOON! 4320 Glencoe, 2+2.5, 1,866 sf



Sales Price $1,165,000 3950 Via Dolce, #508, 2+2.5 apx. 2,100 sf


Dream big. The Stephanie Younger Group 310.499.2020 | DRE 01365696 @stephanieyoungergroup

Luxe South Bay Living: 5225 Pacific Terrace #85, Hawthorne

Bohemian Beach Beauty: 1023 Marco Place, Venice

Open Sunday 2-5pm | 3 Bed | 2 Bath | $1,135,000

Open Saturday & Sunday 2-5pm | 5 Bed | 3.5 Bath | $2,195,000

8180 Manitoba Street #237 Open Sunday 2-5pm 2 Bed | 2 Bath | $719,000

7821 Dunbarton Avenue Open Sunday 2-5pm 5 Bed | 6 Bath | $2,495,000

7618 Alverstone Avenue Open Saturday & Sunday 2 - 5pm 5 Bed | 4.5 Bath | $2,395,000

6653 West 82nd Street Open Sunday 2-5pm 4 Bed | 3.5 Bath | $2,289,000

1023 Marco Place, Venice Open Saturday & Sunday 2-5pm 5 Bed | 3.5 Bath | $2,195,000

5625 Crescent Park West #134 Open Sunday 2-5pm 3 Bed | 3 Bath | $1,499,000

8331 Bleriot Avenue Open Sunday 2 - 5pm 3 Bed | 2 Bath | $1,345,000

5225 Pacific Terrace #85 Open Sunday 2 - 5pm 3 Bed | 3 Bath | $1,135,000

Thank you for joining us at the 4th of July parade! 5625 Crescent Park West #207 Open Sunday 2-5pm 2 Bed | 2 Bath | $999,000

7400 West 83rd Street Shown by appointment 5 Bed | 3 Bath | $1,629,000

Were you there? Tag us @StephanieYoungerGroup in your photos!

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

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Open HOuse saturday & sunday 2 – 5


Marina City Club Condo • 1/1 • Sf. 935 • Offered at $559,000

FOR SALE - 3 units in RED HOT Inglewood Property is fully gated with two separate entrances, plenty of parking plus each unit is a separate structure. Located in a highly desirable area, within 2 miles of the Forum, new LA Football Stadium, Hollywood Park Casino and major new development. It’s also close to shopping centers, restaurants, the beach and LAX. R3 Zoned. 9,797 SF Lot. Offered at $975,000

Spectacular, panoramic mountain, cityscape, ocean, Oxford Basin, palm trees views from spacious outdoor patio, living room and bedroom with floor-to-ceiling windows. This beautifully upgraded ready-to-movein condo offers open-floor-plan living area, tastefully remodeled kitchen with top of the line stainless-steel appliances, granite counter tops, elegant vanity in the bathroom, recessed lightning, porcelain tile floors throughout. Marina City Club offers resort style living with extensive amenities, close to Venice Beach! Short notice showings.

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“This beautifully renovated three-bed, three-and-a-halfbath, floorplan has den space ad gorgeous views,” say agents Jesse Weinberg and Blake Taylor. “The unit boasts wood floors throughout, floor to ceiling walls of glass, two balconies, and two parking spots. The renovated kitchen has quartz counter tops and a breakfast bar. The huge master bath has new counters, new tile, rain shower head, and more. HOA fees includes cable, internet, water, earthquake insurance, and an abundance of amenities.” Offered at $2,275,000 Jesse Weinberg & Blake Taylor KW Silicon Beach 800-804-9132

“Enjoy phenomenal Marina Harbor, ocean, and Catalina views from this remodeled two-bed, two-bath condo in the iconic Marina City Club,” Charles Lederman. “The newly renovated kitchen boasts custom cabinetry, granite counters, and recessed lighting. Additional features include a spacious patio overlooking the marina activity, ample closet space, dry bar with wine cooler, and wood floors throughout. This unit is in the Center Tower with easy access to all of Marina City Club’s amenities.” Offered at $850,000 Charles Lederman Charles Lederman & Associates 310-821-8980

Kentwood Home

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“The front door of this home is framed by two tall beautiful palm trees,” say agents Bob and Cheryl Herrera. “Step into the welcoming warmth of the open and spacious living/dining area featuring French doors leading out to an enclosed backyard. The elegant touches include hardwood floors throughout, except for the kitchen and baths. There are three bedrooms, one of which is in a private location offering the option to use it as a guest room or office. The detached two-car garage has a storage area. Offered at $1,515,000 Bob & Cheryl Herrera PRES 310-985-2452

“This spacious three-bed, two-bath, home greets you with views of the lush backyard, while high ceilings and oversized windows welcome sunshine into the open concept floor plan,” says agent Stephanie Younger. “A welcoming environment is created by an oversized living room, family room and formal dining room. Retreat outside to enjoy the stone patio and pergola surrounded by the abundant mature landscaping. The master bedroom features a marble fireplace, and the Kentwood lifestyle awaits.” Offered at $1,299,000 Stephanie Younger Compass 310-499-2020

The ArgonAuT Real estate Q&a

What impact will the projected retirement of “Baby Boomers” have on real estate? There are so many questions right now about real estate and the right timing to buy, the right timing to sell, with of course all sellers wanting to maximize their sales price and all buyers wanting to get the best deal. As in life, the answers can be very specific to each individual situation, so it’s important to get specific advice that relates to your needs and future plans. However, in generalities, there are definitely some things that we all should be aware of when anticipating changes in the real estate market. The Baby Boomers have historically had great impact on the real estate market and their coming of retirement era is expected to again shift the housing landscape. The so-called “baby boomer generation” are the results of an increase in births following the end of World War II. Born between 1946 and 1964, this group alone constitutes almost 30% of the U.S. population and makes up the largest single age group in California. Due to government programs and optimism in The American Dream, their parents began to build housing, move to the suburbs, and have babies — lots of babies. This powerfully large generation has consistently had a huge impact on the real estate market. They grew up, joined the work force, and all

needed apartments to rent, causing a spike in rents in the 1980s, which subsequently spurred construction of more rental housing to catch up. Toward the end of that decade, many started looking to buy homes, causing a boom in home prices and belated overbuilding, culminating in a recession. By the late 1990s, home prices had become stable, just in time for baby boomers to accumulate enough savings to invest in the stock market. Again, en masse, this group simultaneously invested and over-invested in the stock market, driving up prices (especially of overvalued tech stocks) until crashing in the “dot-com bubble”, where many lost all of their savings. The 2008 financial and real estate crash also took a toll on this group, many of whom were homeowners encouraged to use their home as an ATM, and/or whose stock or pension plan values were lost. Financial crisis has delayed retirement from many of this generation, but they are retiring. A great many, especially those living in areas with high costs of living such as the communities served by this newspaper, will sell their homes and downsize — some within the same communities, others to different cities, states, or even countries. By some projections, the first

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groundswell of retirements and accompanying home sales will occur in 2020-2021. This will be a welcome development to buyers facing a shortage of inventory due to the delays in retirement and home turnover. The first round of home sellers in this category will likely receive the most benefit in terms of pricing and time to sell as eager buyers come to the table, finally able to purchase homes that may not have been on the market in decades. However, when the turnover becomes an avalanche of homes on the market and excess inventory, we can expect homes to take longer to sell and prices to be lower since buyers will have so much more to choose from. On the other hand, Baby Boomers are anticipated to compete with “Generation Y” — who are first time buyers, often with very similar criteria as retirees — urban, rather than suburban location; amenities; newer construction; smaller and more affordable homes or condos. Expect a surge in condominium development to follow the needs of the Baby Boomer (and Gen Y) generation as demand for those properties in urban areas increases. In a city like Los Angeles, the lack of relative affordability will continue to drive many to more retiree-friendly locations, such as Florida

or Nevada. Some will simply move to another county within California which allows them to keep their existing property tax assessment on their new home. In summary, buyers looking for more choice in available homes, relief is on the way. Buyers looking to buy their first condo, don’t wait, because you will soon have even more competition for those smaller units. If you are a baby boomer, think carefully about when you will be ready to make your move. Don’t wait until all of your friends and neighbors’ homes are already up for sale — beat them to it and you are likely to reap the highest rewards and the most profit to ride off into the sunset with! THiS week’S queSTiOn waS anSwered BY

LiSa PHiLLiPS, eSq Lotus estate Properties

Lisa Phillips is an active Realtor in the Los Angeles area, with more than twenty years as a practicing real estate broker and attorney. Lisa is also a member of the National Association of Realtors “Green Resource Council”, and achieved its “GREEN” Designation.


Terry Ballentine

Elected to the 2020 Board of Directors Beverly Hills/Greater Los Angeles Association of REALTORS® We are thrilled to announce that our friend and Regional Manager, Terry Ballentine has been elected to the BH/GLAAR Board of Directors 2020. Terry is committed to industry professionalism and to maintaining high ethical standards.



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Join our expanding team - contact James Sanders 310.378.9494 or • July 11, 2019 At Home – THE ARGONAUT’s Real Estate Section PAGE 23

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4/3 Brand new, open floor layout, rooftop deck 4/3.5 Brand new, open floor layout, rooftop deck 3/1.5 Charming single story home on a large corner lot 4/4 Brand new home, open layout, city views 3/2.5 Beautifully remodeled California Coastal home 4/3 Beautiful craftsman-style home w/formal living and dining room 4/3.5 Contemporary in the heart of town, rooftop deck, beautiful views 4/3 Beautiful craftsman-style home w/formal living and dining room 4/3.5 Contemporary in the heart of town, rooftop deck, beautiful views

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4/8 Beach front property, panoramic ocean views 3/3 3/2 PDR pool home presents potential 2/2 Comfort and convenience in Playa del Rey 3/3 4/3.5 Extraordinary ocean view Spanish Villa on The Hill 3/3 Architectural w/ views on the best street in Playa

$8,885,000 $1,750,000 $1,295,000 $719,000 $1,750,000 $2,995,000 $2,135,000

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3/2.5 Rare gem w/ open feel in boutique building 4/4 Beautiful, contemporary Playa Vista home 3/3 + Studio, two private patios and opulent upgrades in Playa Vista 2/2 Convenient condo living and excellent location in Playa Vista

$1,165,000 $2,075,000 $1,499,000 $999,000

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KW Silicon Beach KW Silicon Beach Compass Compass

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5/3.5 Beach boho design masterpiece 4/2 Penmar golf course view home w/ pool

$2,195,000 $1,695,000

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Compass RE/MAX Estate Properties

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6/4.5 4/2 5/4.5 Spacious and luxurious family layout with large yard 3/2 Charming No. Kentwood home near the bluffs 4/2 Freshly painted move-in ready on great Westport Heights street 3/2.5 Charming refreshed home, hardwood floors, bay windows 3/1 Vintage charmer in the heart of Silicon Beach 5/6 Indoor home theater, pool, hot tub, putting green 4/3.5 Updated, stylish, and comfortable on a generous lot 3/2 Remodeled with pool and detached bonus space 6/4.5 4/4

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Genevieve was best known for her role as the Director of Services of the Westchester Senior Center. She was also known for her faithful service in supporting the Knights of Columbus charity events like the annual Fish Fry. Her legacy of over 40 years of service is remembered by many. Genevieve’s love for her community was infectious. The mischievous sparkle in her eye and her rye sense of humor invited many to enjoy the community of friends that flourished under her direction. At the height of the Senior Center, she cultivated a community of over 400 local residents. She coordinated activities and began programs that exist today. Genevieve was known for her love of travel and spending time with “the gals” at the horse track. Despite the distance, she kept in touch with relatives and visited whenever she could. She was an avid gardener and enjoyed flowers and birds of every variety. She lived her life authentically in service of others. She was strong and lived life on her terms. She will be missed.

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Genevieve leaves behind her close friend and dear companion, Richard Riese. In addition, she leaves behind her sister-in-law, Connie Pesicka and many loving nieces and nephews. In addition to Richard Riese, Lori and Steve Rudie, Greg Pesicka, Dawn Horst, Darrin Pesicka and Julie Wright were present to support her during her illness and passing. Funeral Mass is being held at St. Anastasia Catholic Church 7390 W. Manchester Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90045 with Father Leszek Semik presiding on Wednesday July 10, 2019 at 10 am with a viewing beginning at 9 am for those who wish to say good-bye. The public is invited to celebrate Genevieve’s life and community service at the Westchester Senior Center, beginning at 11 am, Wednesday, July 10, 2019. Wednesday’s normal Bingo game will be sponsored by the family and lunch will be served in her name. Memorial Gifts in Genevieve Clarke’s honor can be made to the Rotary Club of Westchester Foundation c/o Valeria Velasco, 8055 W. Manchester Ave., Suite 710, Playa del Rey, CA 90293.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FIlE NO. 2019 161529 Type of Filing: Original. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: LACF AND REPRODUCTIONS. 6809 South Victoria Ave. Los Angeles, Ca 90043, 130 South New Hampshire Ave., #4 Los Angeles, CA 90004. COUNTY: Los Angeles. REGISTERED OWNER(S) LACF INC, 6809 South Victoria Ave. Los Angeles, Ca 90043. State of Incorporation or LLC: California. THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY a Corporation. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. /s/ Jesus Moya. TITLE: President, Corp or LLC Name: LACF INC. This statement was filed with the LA County Clerk on: June 12, 2019. NOTICE — in accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the county clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to Section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. a new Fictitious Business Name statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this state-

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Corp or LLC Name: D. Miranda Chiropractic Inc. This statement was filed with the LA County Clerk on: June 18, 2019. NOTICE — in accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the county clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to Section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. a new Fictitious Business Name statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions code). Publish: The Argonaut Newspaper. Dates: 7/11/19, 7/18/19, 7/25/19, 8/1/19 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FIlE NO. 2019 170818 Type of Filing: Amended. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: STAR WAGGONS INC., STAR WAGONS, STAR WAGGONS. 13334 Ralston Ave. Sylmar, CA 91342. COUNTY: Los Angeles. REGISTERED OWNER(S) Star Waggons Inc., 13334 Ralston Ave. Sylmar, CA 91342. State of Incorporation

or LLC: California. THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY a Corporation. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. /s/ Jason Waggoner. TITLE: President, Corp or LLC Name: Star Waggons Inc. This statement was filed with the LA County Clerk on: June 18, 2019. NOTICE — in accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the county clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to Section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. a new Fictitious Business Name statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions code). Publish: The Argonaut Newspaper. Dates: 6/20/19, 6/27/19, 7/4/19, 7/11/19

legal advertising FICTITIOuS BuSINESS NAME STATEMENT FIlE NO. 2019175198 Type of Filing: Original The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: GARROW FAMILY CHILD CARE; 11945 Washington Place #1 Los Angeles, CA 90066. COUNTY: Los Angeles. REGISTERED OWNER(S) Lucille Christine Garrow, 11945 Washington Place #1 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: 06/2019. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. /s/: Lucille Christine Garrow. TITLE: Owner. This statement was filed with the LA County Clerk on: June 21, 2019. NOTICE — in accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the county clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to Section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. a new Fictitious Business Name statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411 et seq., business and professions code). Publish: The Argonaut Newspaper. Dates: 6/27/19, 7/4/19, 7/11/19, 7/18/19 FICTITIOuS BuSINESS NAME STATEMENT FIlE NO. 2019178337 Type of Filing: Original The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: KIN EVENTS; 3714 Corinth Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90066. COUNTY: Los Angeles. REGISTERED OWNER(S) Vanessa Dawson, 3714 Corinth Ave. 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: 06/2019. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. /s/: Vanessa Dawson. TITLE: Owner. This statement was filed with the LA County Clerk on: June 26, 2019. NOTICE — in accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the county clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to Section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. a new Fictitious Business Name statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411 et seq., business and professions code). Publish: The Argonaut Newspaper. Dates: 7/4/19, 7/11/19, 7/18/19, 7/25/19 FICTITIOuS BuSINESS NAME STATEMENT FIlE NO. 2019178425 Type of Filing: Original The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: BOB CLARK CONSULTING; 129 Fleet St. Marina del Rey, CA 90292. COUNTY: Los Angeles. REGISTERED OWNER(S) Robert W. Clark, 129 Fleet St. Marina del Rey, CA 90292. THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY an Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the Fictitious Business Name or names listed above on: 01/2018. I declare that all information in this statement is true

and correct. /s/: Robert W. Clark. TITLE: Owner. This statement was filed with the LA County Clerk on: June 26, 2019. NOTICE — in accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the county clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to Section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. a new Fictitious Business Name statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411 et seq., business and professions code). Publish: The Argonaut Newspaper. Dates: 7/4/19, 7/11/19, 7/18/19, 7/25/19

Public Notices Notice of Self Storage Sale Please take notice US Storage Centers - Marina Del Rey located at 12700 Braddock Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90066 intends to hold an auction to sell the goods stored by the following tenants at the storage facility. The sale will occur as an online auction via on 7/18/2019 at 10:00AM. Unless stated otherwise the description of the contents are household goods and furnishings. John Lewis Tandy; Mary Therese Duda; James Joseph Herman (2 units); Bentley Gerald Hatchett (2 units); Amanda Farwell Toland; Amy Lou Villareal Canonizado; Maria Enola McCoy. All property is being stored at the above selfstorage facility. This sale may be withdrawn at any time without notice. Certain terms and conditions apply. See manager for details. ORDER TO SHOW CAuSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME Case No. 19SMCP00308 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES. Petition of JAMES LAKE AND ASHLEY MARMAR ALAVIZADEH, for Change of Name. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1.) Petitioner: James Lake and Ashley Marmar Alavizadeh filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: a.) Daniel James Mershad Lake to Daniel James Lake 2.) THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING: Date: 09/13/2019. Time: 8:30 AM. Dept.: K Room: A-203. The address of the court is 1725 Main Street Santa Monica, CA 90401. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: Los Angeles. Original filed: July 1, 2019. Lawrence Cho, Judge of the Superior Court. PUBLISH: The Argonaut Newspaper 7/4/19, 7/11/19, 7/18/19, 7/25/19 STATE OF WISCONSIN, CIRCuIT COuRT, WAuKESHA COuNTy PuBlICATON SuMMONS DIVORCE CASE NO. 19FA0181 IN RE: THE MARRIAGE OF Petitioner: SARAH ELIZABETH SPRINGER

And Respondent: EVERT CEVALLOS THE STATE OF WISCONSIN, TO THE PERSON NAMED ABOVE AS RESPONDENT: You are notified that the petitioner named above has filed a Petition for divorce or legal separation against you. You must respond with a written demand for a copy of the Petition with 40 days from the day after the first date of publication. The demand must be sent or delivered to the court at: Clerk of Court, Waukesha County Courthouse, 515 W. Moreland Blvd., #167 Waukesha, WI 53188 and to Sarah Elizabeth Springer, 132 Hinman Avenue Waukesha, WI 53186 It is recommended, but not required, that you have an attorney help or represent you. If you do not demand a copy of the Petition within 40 days, the court may grant judgement against you for the award of money or other legal action requested in the Petition, and you may lose your right to object to anything that is or may be incorrect in the Petition. A judgement may be enforced as provided by law. A judgment awarding money may become a lien against any real estate you own now or in the future, and may also be enforced by garnishment or seize of property. You are further notified that if the parties to this action have minor children, violation of ß948.31, Wis. Stats., (Interference with custody by parent or others) is punishable by fines and/or imprisonment: If you and the petitioner have minor children, documents setting forth the percentage standard for child support established by the department under ß49.22(9), Wis. Stats., and the factors that a court may consider for modification of that standard under ß767.511(1m), Wis. Stats., are available upon your request from the Clerk of Court. You are notified of the availability of information from the Circuit Court Commissioner as set forth in ß767.105, Wis. Stats. ß767.105 Information from Circuit Court Commissioner (2)Upon the request of a party to an action affecting the family, including a revision of judgement or order under sec. 767.59 or 767.451: (a)The Circuit Court Commissioner shall, with or without charge, provide the party with written information on the following, as appropriate to the action commenced: 1. The procedure for obtaining a judgement or order in the action. 2. The major issues usually addressed in such an action. 3. Community resources and family court counseling services available to assist the parties. 4. The procedure for setting, modifying, and enforcing child support awards, or modifying and enforcing legal custody or physical placement judgements or orders. (b) The Circuit Court Commissioner shall provide a party, for inspection or purchase, with a copy of the statutory provisions in this chapter generally pertinent to the action. Published: 7/4/19, 7/11/19, 7/18/19 The Argonaut Newspaper

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Meme Girls I keep reading about how detrimental social media usage is, with people avoiding face-to-face interaction and feeling inferior when they see everyone else looking gorgeous and having fabulous lives. Would you recommend taking regular breaks from social media? — Instagrammer Girl Put on 10 pounds recently? No problem! There’s surely an app that’ll stick your head on the bod of some 22-yearold actress who works out 13 hours a day and subsists on Nicorette gum and bottles of air blessed by monks. Social media is often seen as Satan with cat memes. It gets blamed for everything from eating disorders to the decline in the bee population. But consider that how a person uses social media can shape how it affects them. Psychologist Sarah M. Hanley and her colleagues note that there are two different kinds of social media users: active and passive. Active social media users create content and communicate with others. Passive users browse newsfeeds and posts without commenting. They’re basically read-only info consumers. For both active and passive users, taking a vacation from social networking sites like Facebook and Instagram is a thing lately — the digital version of cutting out sugar (at least temporarily). But is it actually a good thing? Hanley and her colleagues blocked research participants’ access to social media sites for a week. They figured this would benefit passive users — the silent

observers — giving them a break from the noxious barrage of how rich, beautiful and successful everyone else seems to be. In fact, passive users’ well-being wasn’t really affected positively or negatively during their social media exile. However, active users ended up being kind of bummed (or, in researcher terms, they had diminished “positive affect” — a decrease in positive, pleasant moods, and feelings). This makes sense, because using these sites in an engaged way — when, say, a mob isn’t coming after you because you like your coffee “wrong” — can be a positive thing, increasing social connection. So when active users pull the plug on their social media, they separate themselves not only from the negatives but also from the social and emotional benefits of engaging with others. In short, social media is a tool — same as an ax, which you can use to cut wood for a lovely campfire or to chase terrified teenagers through the forest. You can choose to take an emotionally healthy approach to social media: be an active participant instead of a passive one by posting stuff or at least participating in conversations, even in small ways. If somebody’s barrage of fabulosity gets you down, you might remind yourself of all the reality that gets cropped out — à la, “Here’s a pic of my boyfriend and me in Cabo for two weeks … during the one minute and 37.6 seconds we weren’t fighting. #Cabocouples #grateful #livingmybestlife

Hint Julep My newly divorced business colleague keeps asking for my hot friends’ phone numbers. I think this is highly inappropriate. If things go badly, I’m stuck in the middle! I keep hinting that I don’t think it’s cool for him to put me in this position, but he doesn’t seem to be getting the message. Help. — Stuck It’s so annoying when your colleagues leave their mind-reading helmets at home. In such cases, there is a way to get your message across, and it’s by directly expressing it — in words. This is not exactly a mystery of the universe I’m revealing here. But like many women, you probably have a tendency to default to hinting and hoping for compliance. This looks like a flaw in female psychology — until you hold it up to an evolutionary lens, as the late psychologist Anne Campbell did in looking at sex differences in assertiveness. Campbell explained that being direct — unambiguously stating what you want — can

make another person angry and lead them to retaliate, possibly physically. A woman who is physically harmed might not be able to get pregnant or fulfill her role as her children’s primary caretaker, making her a genetic dead end. So, women especially have been driven to protect themselves and their reproductive parts. Campbell believes this led to the evolution of female indirectness — not as flaw, but as a feature. The thing is, the evolved emotions driving this behavior aren’t your master, and you don’t have to obey them. You simply have to be willing to pay the price of rebelling: feeling a little uncomfortable when you draw outside the evolved emotional lines. This just takes telling the guy “no más.” He’s free to look up friends of yours on social media and contact them there if he wants, but he needs to stop asking you for their numbers. You’re down with bringing in more clients, but you draw the line at acting as the corporate recruiter for his penis.

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space. Then at 12:15 p.m. learn about growing and cooking scarlet runner beans. Emerson Avenue Community Garden, 8050 Emerson Ave., Westchester. Free. (310) 337-0827

Culver City’s Boulevard Music Summer Festival, 7 p.m. Enjoy an outdoor summer American bluegrass concert from Ryan Shupe and the RubberBand in an intimate courtyard setting. Dale Jones City Hall Courtyard, 9770 Culver Blvd., Culver City. Free. (310) 398-2583; Summer Concert Series: Symphonic Thursdays, 7 p.m. The marina’s outdoor summer concert series begins with Opera at the Shore. The Marina del Rey Symphony performs alongside staged highlights from Puccini’s “La Bohéme,” followed by a medley of scenes from the 1925 silent film “The Phantom of the Opera.” Burton Chace Park, 13650 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey. Free; RSVP at (310) 305-9545; Serving Up Comedy Three-year Anniversary, 7 to 9 p.m. Showcasing a new lineup of standup comics each second Thursday of the month, the featured performers are followed by an open mic. The Warehouse, 4499 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey. No cover; suggested donations for charity. (310) 823-5451; DJ Jedi & Anthony Valadez Dance Party, 9 p.m. Deejays are on the decks spinning new and old soul, funk, blues, rock, hip-hop, beats, breaks and anything else that gets the dance floor going. Townhouse & Del Monte Speakeasy, 52 Windward Ave., Venice. No cover. (310) 392-4040;

Annie Banannie’s Wacky Alien Talent Show, 2:30 p.m. Encounter aliens from across the galaxy in this balloon show where contestants show off their strange talents with magic, music and comedy. Fairview Branch Library, 2101 Ocean Park Blvd., Santa Monica. Free. (310) 458-8681; “The Ox-Bow Incident” Screening, 6:30 p.m. Mind Over Movies screens this classic Western about conscience and justice. A discussion and Q&A follow the film. The Christian Institute, 1308 Second St., Santa Monica. Free. MindOverMoviesLA Jimmy Brewster with Suzanne Taix, 7:30 to 11 p.m. Singing all the classics from Sinatra to rock-n-roll, Jimmy Brewster and Suzanne Taix perform music to cut a rug to. Marina City Club, 4333 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey. (310) 822-0611; “The Night Sky Show” and “NASA Human Spaceflight Update,” 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. Learn the latest news in astronomy and space exploration, followed by a presentation with details on the Orion Crew Exploration Vehicle, commercial crew carrier

transportation to the International Space Station, and possible return of humans to the vicinity of the moon to assemble the Lunar Gateway. Santa Monica College John Drescher Planetarium, 1900 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica. $6 for one show or $11 for double bill. (310) 434-3005; planetarium Beach Movie Nights: “Smallfoot,” 8 to 10 p.m. Yeti Migo has his world turned upside down when he discovers humans exist. He must embark on an adventure to prove to the rest of the villagers that humans aren’t a myth. Food trucks begin serving at 6 p.m. Bring a blanket and watch this adventure right by the waves at Dockweiler Youth Center, 12505 Vista del Mar, Playa del Rey. Free. (310) 726-4128; beaches.

Westchester’s Wood-Fired Community Oven Bake, 11:30 a.m. Bring dough and toppings to bake your own pizza in an authentic woodfired adobe oven. Oven is ready for baking bread around 2 p.m. Holy Nativity Episcopal Church, 6700 W. 83rd St., Westchester. Free. (310) 850-8022; Apollo 11 50th Anniversary, 2 p.m. The United States did what once seemed impossible, sending three American astronauts to the moon. Learn about the history of the Apollo missions from NASA Solar System Ambassador Rosanne Sachson and share memories of the history-making event. Mementos of the moon landing are encouraged. Children receive a free sample of astronaut ice cream while supplies last. Fairview Branch Library, 2101 Ocean Park Blvd., Santa Monica. Free. (310) 458-8681;

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Music by the Sea, 2 to 5 p.m. A scenic harbor view is the backdrop for a blues & zydeco concert by Jimbo Ross & The Bodacious Blues Band. Fisherman’s Village, 13755 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey. (310) 301-9900;

Senior Comedy Afternoons: “Welcome Home to the Fab ’40s,” noon to 3 p.m. This afternoon comedy show for seniors stars Cathy Ladman, Steve Bruner, Peter Chen and NBCLA weathercaster Fritz Coleman. Have lunch, listen to live

Mt. Olive 2nd Sunday Jazz, 5 p.m. Mt. Olive Lutheran Church presents jazz every second Sunday of the month. This month listen to Danny Janklow & Elevation Band. Mt. Olive Lutheran Church, 1343 Ocean Park Blvd., Santa Monica. $10 donation. (310) 452-1116;

Marina Movie Nights: “Forrest Gump,” 8 p.m. Forrest Gump (Tom Hanks) has never thought of himself as disabled and because of his mother (Sally Fields) leads an inspiring life full of childlike optimism. Burton Chace Park, 13650 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey. Free. (424) 526-7900;

Santa Monica Chorus: “City of Stars,” 6:30 p.m. Celebrating 70 years of women’s four-part barbershop a capella singing the Santa Monica Chorus hosts a night filled with music from 1949 to today. The show spotlights chapter quartets Gotta Sing!, Troubadour, Vixen, Calypso and Wild. An afterglow reception follows the show. Kirk Douglas Theatre, 9820 Washington Blvd., Culver City. $15. cityofstars70. (Continued on page 30)

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LAPD 150 Year Celebration, 8 to 11 a.m. Support the LAPD Pacific youth programs and station needs with this pancake breakfast and station open house. Bring the kids, learn about child seat installation and bike safety, win prizes and take photos. LAPD Pacific Station, 12312 Culver Blvd., Mar Vista. Free for the open house; $5 breakfast. (310) 482-6397; lapd150yearcelebration

Community Workday in the Garden and Scarlet Runner Beans Class, 9 a.m. Witness all the changes made to the garden and join volunteers and garden members to help clean and beautify this community

Music by the Sea, 2 to 5 p.m. A scenic harbor view is the backdrop for a samba & bossa nova concert by Brasil Brazil. Fisherman’s Village, 13755 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey. (310) 301-9900;

Culver City Arts District Second Saturdays, 4 to 6 p.m. Explore the galleries of Culver City every second Saturday for the latest exhibitions, events and more. Culver City Arts District, Washington Boulevard between Helms Walk and Fairfax Avenue.

Saturday, July 13

The Bay Foundation’s Volunteer Event at LAX Dunes, 9 a.m. to noon. The LAX Dunes is home to a variety of unique plants and animals. Help remove invasive vegetation that crowd out and compete with native plants and learn about this historic L.A. site. Gloves and tools provided. Wear closed-toed shoes. Bring water and snacks. LAX Dunes Trask Triangle Park, Playa del Rey. (310) 417-3093;

music and cut a rug. The Proud Bird Food Bazaar, 11022 Aviation Blvd., Westchester. $40 for show; $76 for lunch and show. (714) 914-2565;

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NBC Los Angeles weathercaster Fritz Coleman puts on his comedian hat for Senior Comedy Afternoons. SEE SUNDAY, JULY 14.

Ken Weiner Trio Jazz Performance, 3 to 5 p.m. Playing a mix of jazz standards and original compositions, Ken Weiner (tenor saxophone), Rick Otto (acoustic bass) and Tom Jedynak (drums) perform at Indigo House, 12512 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City. (310) 397-9400;

Derek Jackson and Mildred Langford in Rogue Machine’s ‘Gunshot Medley’ Haunted History:“An American Saga Revival — Gunshot Medley: Part I” @ Electric Lodge Set in a haunted North Carolina graveyard, this new Rogue Machine production explores the deep-seated tensions, conflicts and systemic racism that have marred America’s history from the antebellum South to today. Now playing at 8 p.m. Fridays, 5 p.m. Saturdays and 7 p.m. Sundays through July 21, with additional performances at various times through

Aug. 11, at Electric Lodge, 1416 Electric Ave., Venice. $24.99 to $39.99 or $10 on Friday (July 12). (855) 585-5185; A Royal Mess:“Exit the King” @ City Garage Eugene Ionesco’s Beckett-like dark comedy follows the final hours of a megalomaniac king and the two queens squabbling for his failing kingdom. Run extended: 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 4 p.m. Sundays through July 21 at City Garage, 2525 Michigan

Ave. #T-1, Santa Monica. $20 to $25, or pay what you want at the door on Sundays. (310) 453-9939; Kosher Tunes:“The Hebrew Hillbilly” @ Santa Monica Playhouse For a Santa Monica Playhouse benefit show, Shelley Fisher sings about her life growing up as a good little Jewish girl in the Deep South and the big rock ‘n’ roll dreams that carried her to Hollywood. One performance only: 6:30 p.m. Sunday (July 14) at Santa Monica Playhouse, 1211 4th St., Santa Monica. $39. (310) 394-9779, ext. 1; Family Drama:“Death of a Salesman” @ Ruskin Group Theatre Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated actor Rob Morrow (“Number3rs,” “Billions,”“Northern Exposure”) steps into the role of Willy Loman, the tragic central figure of Arthur Miller’s classic drama about a traveling salesman, his family and his last hours on Earth. Now playing at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through Aug. 4 at Ruskin Group Theatre, 3000 Airport Ave., Santa Monica. $20 to $35. (310) 397-3244;

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Tuesday, July 16 LAX Sustainability Symposium, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Los Angeles World Airports and LMU host this special event featuring LAWA’s partners in environmental leadership in the aviation industry, followed by an open house and exhibition focused on LAWA’s Sustainability Action Plan. Panelists share their vision of the future of sustainability in the aviation industry and the work they are doing to advance sustainable airport operations, design and innovation as well as corporate social responsibility. LMU, 1 LMU Dr., Roski Room, Westchester. RSVP to; (424) 646-5389 Decrease Stress & Accelerate Success, 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Coach Christine Allee uses tips for simple mindset tweaks to demonstrate how perception is reality. You can take

charge of your stress and create favorable outcomes by understanding you have control over your approach and point of view. LAX Coastal Chamber Office, 9100 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Ste. 210, Westchester. Free; RSVP requested. (424) 290-8745; Summer Moon Yoga Series, 7:30 to 9 p.m. Harness the energy of the moon with a yoga practice, meditation and massage under the evening sky. Bring your own yoga mat. Burton Chace Park, 13650 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey. Suggested donation $30. visitmarinadelrey/summer-moonyoga-series Calamity Company + United Jams Present “Live from Venice,” 9 p.m. Enjoy live rock, soul, folk, blues every Tuesday night in the Del Monte Speakeasy. Townhouse & Del Monte Speakeasy, 52 Windward Ave., Venice. $5. (310) 392-4040;

Wednesday, July 17 Good Morning LAX Coastal & Culver City, 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Practice a little “Ditch your Pitch” at this networking breakfast. Meet great professionals in a casual environment. Double Tree by Hilton L.A. Westside, 6161 W. Centinela Ave., Culver City. $25 to $45. (310) 645-5151;

Soundwaves Series: Thollem McDonas & Alex Cline, 7:30 p.m. Pianist Thollem McDonas and drummer Alex Cline perform a set of improvised music at Santa Monica Public Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica. Free. (310) 458-8600;

Thursday, July 18 El Segundo Art Walk and Concert, 5 to 9 p.m. Explore downtown El Segundo creative businesses and over 35 artists’ studios on a self-guided tour. Photographer and musician Derrick Anderson performs songs from his album “A World of My Own” with Rob Bonfiglio, Jim Laspesa and Robbie Rist at the El Segundo Public Library (111 W. Mariposa Ave.).The headquarter venue features art installations, live music, food trucks and a beer garden at 314 Main St., El Segundo. (310) 524-2728; “Thirdsdays,” 8 p.m. Pianist Vicki Ray joins bassist Jeff Schwartz and flutist Ellen Burr for two sets of improvisational jazz. Industry Café & Jazz, 6039 Washington Blvd., Culver City. No cover; donations encouraged. (310) 202-6633; Turtle Races at Brennan’s, 9 p.m. Each third Thursday of the month,

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

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Museums & Galleries Ro’s Goodbye L.A. Art Show, 7 p.m. Saturday, July 13. Everything was going along just fine then some sh*t happened. See Rohitash Rao off to Austin with this farewell show of conceptual art created through the filter of repurposing. Fathom Gallery, 12227 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica. “Magic in Nature,” through July 20. Artists with the Blue 7 Collective display a variety of pieces that remind us of the wonder of nature, representing moments when the magic is easy to see. Blue 7 Gallery, 3129 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica. (310) 449-1444;

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