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L etters Half a Year is Far Too Long Re: “Counting Down the Days,” News, July 6 My comments that appeared in your story about short-term vacation rental regulations only partially represented the point of view in the statement I sent. I want to make perfectly clear that Keep Neighborhoods First is extremely concerned about a cap of 180 days being provided to short-term rental hosts in Los Angeles.   As I stated in my email, regulations must include a cap on the total number of days hosts are permitted to rent short-term. This cap must be low enough as to not economically incentivize landlords to rent short-term instead of long-term. The current draft has a cap that is much too high. We believe the right number is 60 to 90 days per year. As indicated by Airbnb’s own study titled “The Impact of Home Sharing in Los Angeles,” hosts in Los Angeles only share their home 60 nights a year on average.  A 60-day to 90-day cap would easily accommodate those

that engage in true home-sharing and push commercial operators out of the market. Unnecessarily increasing the cap beyond this number would economically motivate landlords to turn more affordable apartments into short-term rentals. We are looking to the L.A. City Council to do the right thing. We are also counting on our local press to report fully and accurately. Judith Goldman, Co-Founder, Keep Neighborhoods First, Venice

Now Every Hour Is Rush Hour Re: “Let’s Prevent Tragedy, Not Embrace It,” Guest Opinion, June 29 I am absolutely disgusted The Argonaut would provide Mike Bonin with three quarters of a page to defend his idiotic traffic ideas. I have lived in Playa del Rey for over 20 years and none of his arguments make sense. Sadly, there have been a few deaths on Culver Boulevard over the years, but people die on the freeways nearly every day. Funny how the city spent millions to





add more lanes to the 405, not reduce them. I don’t own a car and don’t need one, because I live next to the wonderful South Bay bike path — which runs parallel to Culver! But I do drive a company truck and have never seen a cyclist on Culver since Bonin wreaked his havoc. Finally, I don’t remember any of my neighbors clamoring over the traffic on Culver because it was a fact of life that only tightened up in the rush hours. Now it’s bad all day long. Bonin says “I refuse to solve [the South Bay’s] 405 Freeway traffic problem on the backs of the people I represent.” Well, those people are miserable and so are the Playa del Rey business owners that relied on those two rush hours for income. Now drivers are afraid to stop and shop because they don’t want to lose their place in the traffic queue. Joe Mock Playa del Rey





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Re: “Road Diet Disaster,” Opinion, July 6 I am all for increased pedestrian safety and increased bicycle use for commuting, but the changes on Vista del Mar and Culver Boulevard have not made it safer for either and, in fact, have created many more unsafe conditions (U-turns and drivers finding “new” lanes where they don’t exist). Not to mention, this traffic is a real thing. It’s absurd. Yes, there are other routes — but the traffic is way worse now there, too! Teresa Lang For those of us who sometimes have to travel to and from Playa several times a day for work, this is seriously damaging our lives. … I deeply regret my past support of Mike Bonin and Eric Garcetti. We have been betrayed. Veronica Chevalier I live in PdR. I support safer streets. I’m not paid to do so, but would simply like my residential street not to be used as a high speed freeway. K Clarke


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Sticking with Great Streets Mar Vista Community Council decides to stay the course in road diet showdown By Gary Walker Mar Vista residents opposed to the loss of traffic lanes on Venice Boulevard were dealt a setback on Tuesday night, when after a boisterous public meeting the Mar Vista Community Council voted 10-1 to reject a citizen-driven motion that would have asked the city to reverse the changes. Opponents of the Great Streets pilot program that moved

of about 450 people, many lining the walls or crowding into doorways. Those against the lane reductions, many waving bright orange signs that read “Stop the Unsafe Street Project” dominated the left side of the building. On the right, supporters of the traffic-calming measures and protected bike lines — many of them from alternative transportation and sustainability advocacy groups

council concluded it’s just too early to pull the plug on plans that have been in the works for years. “Great Streets can be really transformative and a great point of pride for our community so I support it,” Mar Vista Community Council Chairman Rob Kadota told the crowd. Changing the lanes back is “not a solution right now,” added council member Paola

“I’m not going to hide the ball: there was a clear intent to slow down traffic.” — L.A. City Councilman Mike Bonin parking away from the curb to install a protected bike lane have vowed to continue the fight there and in Playa del Rey, where similar lane reductions have triggered widespread commuter backlash. “I do not like it and I will oppose it to the very end,” vowed David Sumption, an engineer who lives in Mar Vista. “It doesn’t take a genius to design a bottleneck.” The council meeting at the Mar Vista Recreation Center drew a sharply divided capacity crowd

— held up black signs supportive of the citywide Vision Zero campaign to eliminate trafficrelated deaths. While supporting the continuation of the pilot program road diet for as long as a year, council members added a request for traffic studies and surveys as well as data on public safety response times. Despite widespread complaints of exacerbated traffic congestion causing them longer commute times during the morning and evening rush hour, many on the

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The Future ‘Heart of Del Rey’ A developer reimagines Marina Marketplace as a residential and retail campus with 658 apartments, but density and traffic are of major concern TCA Architects image courtesy of Sares-Regis

By Gary Walker There was a time when you could drive through Del Rey and never realize it. Often mistaken for part of Marina del Rey to the west or Mar Vista to the north, this largely residential enclave has more recently forged its identity as a quiet neighborhood spared much of the pains of density increases around it. But that soon could change, albeit due to growth under the marina moniker. Irvine-based developer the Sares-Regis Group is planning a complete buildout of the 6.8-acre Marina Marketplace that would create hundreds of new apartments south of Glencoe Avenue and west of Maxella Avenue in as little as five years. Preliminary design concepts for what’s being called Paseo Marina would feature three new seven-story buildings containing 658 apartments (66 of them set aside as affordable housing) and 27,320 square feet of ground-floor retail space, with underground parking for 1,200 cars, according to city Planning Department records. The project footprint would not impact the existing Pavilions grocery store or other businesses in the southeastern portion of the current shopping center, including J Nichols Kitchen and Jerry’s Famous Deli. The multilevel shopping center north of Glencoe also won’t be touched. On June 15, Kristen Lonner of the planning and government affairs firm Burns & Bouchard made an informal presentation of the project to the Del Rey Neighborhood Council Land Use and Planning Committee on behalf of SaresRegis. The blog posted a story and renderings that same week. Lonner told The Argonaut that SaresRegis hopes to take the underutilized shopping center and “reimagine it as the heart of Del Rey,” continuing the evolution from light industrial to residential that’s already taken place along Glencoe, Maxella and Beach avenues.

A conceptual rendering of Paseo Marina, as seen from the corner of Maxella and Glencoe avenues “Del Rey has seen a lot of change over the years, and one thing that we’ve heard is they want a more walkable community with better bike access,” Lonner said. “The idea has always been that this is a

The developer of the 244-unit Stella Apartments at 13488 Maxella Ave., adjacent to Marina Marketplace, is seeking to expand the complex with 65 more housing units and 9,000 addi-

“I’m not opposed to housing there, but I am opposed to [nearly] 700 units. Right now I don’t think they’re anywhere in the ballpark of what I can support.” — L.A. City Councilman Mike Bonin great transition site and, because of its size, it can accomplish some of the goals of the community.” Paseo Marina, which is only beginning the city’s and California Coastal Commission’s lengthy entitlement processes, would require several zoning changes but is not the only plan to envision more residential and commercial capacity in Del Rey.

tional square feet of commercial space. Both new developments could put a lot of pressure on the already congested intersection of Lincoln Boulevard and Maxella, just north of the Marina (90) Freeway. Los Angeles City Councilman Mike Bonin, whose district includes Del Rey, says he is in favor of more housing in the area — but not to the degree that Paseo Marina hopes to create.

“I’m not opposed to housing there, but I am opposed to [nearly] 700 units. Right now I don’t think they’re anywhere in the ballpark of what I can support,” said Bonin, who rejected a project of similar scope brought by a different developer about three years ago. Del Rey resident Denise Petrulis is worried that several hundred new residents and an unknown increase in area automobile trips will further clog already heavily burdened arterial roadways. “I am opposed to this change because the current infrastructure is already insufficient to support the number of residents and related volume of traffic and utility usage in this area. Increasing the number of residents in this small area will likely make this entire area unpassable during peak hours,” Petrulis, who also objects to the project’s seven-story height, wrote in a letter to the Del Rey Neighborhood Council Land Use and Planning Committee. Lonner said Sares-Regis recognizes the potential impacts on the surrounding area and agrees that traffic studies, part of a broader environmental review of the project, will receive a great deal of attention. “There’s no question that pedestrian access, transportation and circulation will be critical aspects of the project. And this [analysis] will give us an opportunity to look at some of these intersections through a traffic study,” Lonner said. Bonin said community input, particularly from the neighborhood council and Del Rey Residents Association, will be critical in making his final decision. Lonner estimates the environmental analysis of the Paseo Marina plans will take between a year and 18 months to complete.

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The most anticipated speaker of the night was L.A. City Councilman Mike Bonin, whose office is spearheading the Great Streets project in Mar Vista. “I’m not going to hide the ball: There was a clear intent to slow down traffic,” said Bonin, who went on to explain that reducing traffic-related injuries and deaths is the primary objective. Inundated with complaints about roadway reconfigurations in Playa del Rey, last week Bonin ordered the restoration of a second eastbound traffic lane on Culver Boulevard between Nicholson Street and Jefferson Boulevard. Though reiterating that he’s open to tweaking road configurations over time, on Tuesday Bonin appeared to be holding firm on Venice Boulevard for now. Alternately cheered by supporters and booed or even heckled by detractors — some of them shouting “Recall Bonin!” during the meeting — Bonin said he’s heard a lot of support for the new bike lanes on Venice Boulevard. “But I’ve also received homophobic slurs and threats,” he said. Resident Steve Cohen, who opposes the current reconfiguration of Venice

Boulevard, noted the hostility that has dominated the conversation around it. “The polarization in this room is unnecessary because the engineering is wrong,” he said. “The idea is good, the execution is bad.” Resident Michael Brodsky called on road diet opponents to consider public safety. “The defining moment of my childhood was seeing my grandfather hit by a car and later dying of a stroke,” Brodsky said. “I’m for anything that slows down traffic.” Great Streets aims to make the stretch of Venice Boulevard between Beethoven Street and Inglewood Boulevard safer and more inviting for pedestrians, but some local business owners have complained about declining foot traffic since the implementation of the road diet. That includes Christine Nichols, who owns the C. Nichols Project art gallery on Venice between Boise and Stewart avenues. “I’m asking for a more workable solution,” she implored.


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He’s a “native Californian, Los Angeles resident, older than Jerry Brown (barely), a vegetarian and a firm believer in science,” according to his Twitter bio. And if California Assemblyman Richard Bloom (D- Santa Monica) has his way, Augustynolophus Morrisi — Augie, for short — will soon become the official state dinosaur. On Tuesday, Bloom’s bill to elevate the duck-billed herbivore to mascot status passed a key committee on the way to a vote before the full California Senate. Augustynolophus stood as tall as 26 feet and roamed the state about 66 million years ago alongside Tyrannosaurus Rex and Triceratops. Paleontologists discovered its fossils in Fresno County in 1939, and its name honors two notable Californians: Natural History Museum philanthropist Gretchen Augustyn and the late West Coast paleontologist extraordinaire

Augustynolophus Morrisi William J. Morris. But Bloom’s effort is really about getting kids excited about science, with elementary school classrooms around the state now also campaigning on Augie’s behalf. “We have received a tremendous amount of support from students excited about having a state dinosaur,” he said. — Joe Piasecki

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Barrel-Aged Maple Syrup and Vanilla Shake @ Salt & Straw Fresh out of Portland and now churning small batches of heaven in Los Angeles, the Salt & Straw on Abbot Kinney Boulevard could be mistaken for a nightclub, except the line wraps around the corner of California Avenue at all hours of the day. Tourists and locals alike wait and wait to sample flavors like chocolate gooey brownie or sea salt with caramel ribbons. Try one of their new July Berry flavors, such as Meyer lemon buttermilk with blueberries, but don’t leave without tasting the heavenly creamy caramel of a barrel-aged maple syrup and vanilla shake. 1357 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice (310) 310-8429 |

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ed ice cream made daily from organic milk and cream in its Santa Monica kitchen. Two reasons to swing by the Pico Boulevard shop post-haste are the July specials: blueberry ripple ice cream pie and fresh summer fruit pops. But another uniquely decadent temptation is the waffle sandwich: one scoop of any flavor smooshed between two waffle cone rounds and dipped in luxurious dark chocolate. 826 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica (310) 260-2663, ext. 4

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Maui Coconut Porter Float @ Playa Provisions The shiny ice cream case at the Small Batch counter inside Playa Provisions tempts both kids and adults. Steps away from the sand, it’s a perfectly placed pit stop to pick up something cold and sweet before or after the beach. And while at some point every denizen of Playa

should try the chocolate-covered frozen cookie dough lollipop or one of their other unique frozen treats, let the kid in you toast to being 21-plus with a beer float that pairs house-churned coffee ice cream with velvety smooth Maui Coconut Porter. 119 Culver Blvd., Playa del Rey (310) 683-5019 |

Horchata Yogilato @ N’iceCream on Tap With all the little ones running around Runway at Playa Vista, a kid-friendly ice cream shop is a no-brainer here. N’iceCream added soft-serve “on tap” in February, and now a variety of sorbet, yogurt, custard and gelato flavors line the wall. The shop encourages customization with any of 32 toppings, and your cup is free if it measures exactly 20 ounces. Try the refreshing horchata yogilato, a customer favorite with the richness of a blended frap plus a hint of cream and cinnamon reminiscent of the traditional Mexican thirst-quencher. 12746 W. Jefferson Blvd., Playa Vista (424) 228-4873 |

Peach Cream with Raw Salted Caramel @ Kippy’s! Organic NonDairy Ice Cream Here’s the scoop on Kippy’s: The ice cream is dairy, soy, nut and gluten free, made from fresh raw coconut cream (they crack 1,000 coconuts a week) and sweetened with raw local honey. The world’s first non-dairy ice cream is made in-house daily, with locations only in Tokyo and Santa Monica. Flavors can change daily, but most likely fruit will be on the menu all season long. Just for summer, they’re whipping up a peach cream flavor. Try it with raw salted caramel, one of their superfood toppings. 245 Main St., Venice | (424) 387-8765

Taco Tuesdays @ Rori’s Artisanal Creamery Rori Trovato is personally responsible for all the frozen favorites served at each of her five local ice cream shops, but Rori’s Artisanal Creamery is right at home on Montana Avenue, surrounded by in-demand boutiques and restaurants. Some of Rori’s creations include cinnamon toast cereal crunch and malted milk English toffee, but her most L.A.-influenced one yet is the ice cream taco: crumbled brownies topped with three itty bitty scoops, sauce, whipped cream and toasted coconut inside a cinnamon waffle shell. Get a taco any day of the week, but on Tuesdays they’re cheaper. 910 Montana Ave., Santa Monica (424) 744-8572 |

Surfin’ Safari Ice Cream Sandwich @ Beachy Cream Organic Ice Cream Known for the ice cream sandwiches they began selling out of a cart in 2009, Beachy Cream now has a storefront on Wilshire Boulevard in Santa Monica. Innovative combinations range from Strawberry Surfer Girl to Key Lime Cowabunga and Bitchin’ Chocolate, but their No. 1 seller is Surfin’ Safari: chocolate chip cookies and smooth, creamy vanilla ice cream made with ingredients sourced from an organic family dairy in Marin County. Founder Ann Ryan and daughter Beth Stockwell support local nonprofits such as Heal the Bay’s Santa Monica Pier Aquarium. 1209 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica (310) 656-4999 |

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The dreamer behind Ginger’s Divine Ice Creams is making an entrepreneur’s bet on happiness By Jessica Koslow

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ne look at Margaret Schniderman’s face — her bright green eyes, beaming smile and ginger-colored hair — and it’s easy to see why she picked radiant yellow to dominate Ginger’s Divine Ice Creams, her new ice cream shop on West Washington Boulevard. Three yellow umbrellas, yellow door frames, yellow chairs … the list goes on. “Yellow is a happy color,” Schniderman, whose nickname is Ginger, explains. “I want it to feel like a little break in here. A treat. A vacation spot.” While Schniderman is no stranger to retail, this is her first foray into the food business. Born and raised in Santa Monica, she and her husband bought DNA Clothing on Rose Avenue in 1996. Although incredibly popular with locals, the one-of-its-kind-for-some-time boutique on Rose shut its doors in January 2016. About two years before DNA closed, Schniderman began thinking about ice cream. In 2014, she attended an ice cream making program at University of Wisconsin-Madison, one of the top two ice cream programs in the country along with Penn State. She worked in a dairy plant in the dead of winter with temperatures of 20 below, and followed that experience with a one-year gelato program in L.A. Finally, Ginger’s Divine Ice Creams opened its doors in late January. “I feel guilty doing this,” Schniderman says with a huge smile. “It’s so much fun.” And it’s not only Schniderman who’s having a ball. Stop in most days after school or in the evening, and the welcoming shop is overflowing with joyful people of all ages. “Being at DNA, I had great customers,” Schniderman says. “But I offered sizes 2, 4, 6, 8 and 10. I didn’t cater to seniors or kids. Here, I serve all sizes and all ages. They come in happy and leave happier.” Now a Mar Vista resident, Schniderman picked her current business location because she can walk there. Being part of the community is important. Ginger’s partners with neighborhood schools to give out gift cards for their fundraisers. And schools can pick a Monday night to hold a fundraiser at the shop and receive a portion of the sales. The shop has already done a few, including one for her 7-year-old son’s school, Citizens of the World Mar Vista. Her flavors are a mix of creative and basic, from Fresh Mint Chip to Mascarpone with Bacon Jam Brittle. “I’ve always been a foodie,” she admits. “When I started making ice cream, it was like therapy, very relaxing. Now I can practice my craft. The milk is a blank canvas.” One of her favorite flavors is Yuzu Boysen-

Margaret Schniderman is having the time of her life berry, and the shop’s most popular is Billionaire Brownie (brownies, caramel, fudge, pecans and Madagascar bourbon vanilla). “I can’t make it fast enough,” she says. “I’m making it every other day. We hand-make the brownies that go into it.” Schniderman also loves coffee. It’s why Ginger’s serves three types of coffee ice cream: Cold Brew, Vietnamese and Turkish (vegan), and a mocha pop, which is espresso ice cream dipped in a coffee-infused chocolate coating and rolled in coco nibs. “I picked ice cream because everyone has a great ice cream childhood memory, and I wanted to tap into that for people,” she explains. The importance of community spills over into Ginger’s ingredients, which are locally grown and produced. The dairy is 45 minutes away in Chino. The raspberries and blueberries are from Pudwill Farms, and the strawberries are from Harry’s Berries. Even the coffee (LAMILL) and chocolate (Guittard) are local. Everything is from scratch: the caramel, the fudge, the waffle cones. It took her six weeks to perfect the chocolate chip cookie recipe — a perfect blend of chewy middle and crunchy edges. She gives one out free upon the return of each take-home glass pint jar. Schniderman’s husband still works closely with her. He’s the head of operations and added the “Divine” part to Ginger’s Divine Ice Creams — mainly because her ice cream tastes divine, but also because a Ginger’s ice cream shop already exists in London. In the future, Ginger’s plans to make ice cream cakes and start a catering service. But all in due time. “It’s only been four months,” Schniderman says ecstatically, “and I’m living my dream.” July 13, 2017 THE ARGONAUT PAGE 13

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Slop Bucket Sundae @ Three Twins Ice Cream The name for Three Twins is legit: Founding twin Neal Gottlieb was sharing an apartment with his twin, Carl, and Carl’s wife, who is also a twin, while hatching their plan to craft affordable ice cream made from organic ingredients. They began to call their place “Three Twins.” Fast forward 12 years, and they’re scooping out of several shops in Northern California and one in Santa Monica. Wander in from Main Street and splurge on their Slop Bucket Sundae: two scoops, chocolate sauce, burnt caramel sauce, peanuts, whipped cream and chocolate chips. 2726 Main St., Santa Monica | (310) 399-8946 |

Chocolate Dipped Cone @ Ginger’s Divine Ice Creams Nestlé calls it a drumstick, the Original Sundae Cone. “The official snack of summer” is vanilla ice cream dipped in chocolate and covered in nuts on a cone. What used to only be available in stores is now offered at Ginger’s Divine Ice Creams — except this version is made from locally sourced products and fresh all-natural ingredients. Since all of their ice creams and goodies are made daily on the premises, the drumstick is not always in stock, but the ice cream case should be your first stop. 12550 W. Washington Blvd., Mar Vista | (424) 285-0361

Circus Box Sundae @ Sloan’s Ice Cream The newest kid on the block, Sloan’s Ice Cream just opened at The Gallery Food Hall on the Third Street Promenade last month. Sort of like a Disneyland for ice cream, their festive décor matches the lively, carnival-esque atmosphere outside

on the promenade. With chocolate, candy and “fantastical flavors,” it takes more than a minute to pick a treat. Take your time, or go big with the Circus Box Sundae: an actual treasure box filled with a scoop of circus ice cream (cotton candy ice cream loaded with gummy bears), hot fudge, sprinkles, whipped cream and a cherry on top. 1315 Third Street Promenade, Santa Monica |

Banana Gelato Sponge Cake @ Stickhouse Straight outta Italy, Stickhouse offers artisan gelato on a stick near Third Street Promenade. Popping up all over the world in places like Panama, Thailand and India, Stickhouse starts with handcrafted gelato or sorbet on a stick that you dip into your choice of sauce (like chocolate) and topping (like chopped nuts) to create your own frozen delight. Or, have your cake and ice cream too with one of their pre-made sticks: banana gelato and sponge cake, dipped in chocolate sauce and nuts. 223 Broadway, Santa Monica (424) 744-8531 |

Vanilla Coffee Affogato @ Scoops Westside Going strong for a dozen years now, Scoops was one of the first artisanal ice cream shops in L.A. In 2010, one of Scoops’ dedicated customers, Matt Kang, opened their second location on Overland Avenue. Check the Scoops Westside website for the daily menu of flavors. Mondays through Saturdays (remember: they’re not open Sundays), pull into the little corner ice cream shop for unique flavors like Jamaica vanilla rosewater, lavender chocolate or avocado honey. If you need a little pick-me-up, the vanilla coffee affogato is a hot and cold treat with a caffeinated kick. 3400 Overland Ave., Palms | (323) 405-7055 |







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Permission to Love Grammy winner BeBe Winans’ uplifting musical makes ’80s televangelism feel inspiring again By Bliss Bowen After years of being teased that he should turn his remarkable life story into a script, six-time Grammy Award winner BeBe Winans finally did, in collaboration with director Charles Randolph-Wright. “Born for This: The Musical,” contains the inspirational uplift that is Winans’ musical trademark along with some unexpected moments. Following runs in Atlanta and Washington D.C., “Born for This” began previews last week at The Broad Stage in Santa Monica. The play charts Winans’ path from Detroit, where he grew up the seventh of 10 children in a gospel music family, to North Carolina, where he and sister CeCe first achieved fame in the mid-1980s performing on Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker’s TV show “The PTL Club,” and their subsequent rise as inspirational gospel and R&B artists with million-

selling albums and multiple Grammy and Dove Awards to their credit. Nephew Juan Winans, a Grammy-nominated artist and producer, portrays BeBe; niece Deborah Joy Winans, an actress on cable TV’s “Greenleaf,” plays CeCe.

“Absolutely, no question about it,” Deborah Joy says. “Because when you’re just sort of surrounded by it, you don’t realize how it has impacted the world. Running into people who are like, ‘You’re a Winan? Oh, man, the song

“It was a huge deal that these two black teenagers were on this religious television show. That had never happened before.” — “Born for This” director Charles Randolph-Wright Not surprisingly, the younger Winans’ warm sibling blend during stirring numbers like “Up Where We Belong” echoes their aunt and uncle’s harmonies. Doing the show has deepened their understanding of how their celebrated family’s music has touched people.

‘Tomorrow’ changed my life.’ Just to hear how it has affected so many people in such a deep, deep way has been incredible.” “They all have a different perspective on the Winans legacy in music and what they’ve contributed and what it means to

them,” Juan observes. “Only God can do that. Only God can take a poor family from Detroit, Michigan, who had no real business being in this position, and say, ‘This is my purpose for you, this is my gift for you, now go and give it to others.’ So it’s inspiring, and there’s a sense of responsibility — like, let’s be people of integrity. Let’s be people of honor.” “Up Where We Belong,” presented in a slightly more theatrical arrangement, is one of the few songs from BeBe and CeCe’s catalogue. Winans composed music to advance the show’s storyline — what Randolph-Wright calls “the whole journey of the BeBe character” as he grapples with faith and fame. How BeBe and CeCe held onto their family’s values while navigating the worlds of gospel, R&B and televangelism is a rich question, (Continued on page 16)

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particularly considering the cynicism sparked by Bakker’s prosperity theology and later incarceration. But RandolphWright says the show deals not with “specific scandals” but instead with the contrast between the world’s view of the Bakkers (portrayed by Chaz Pofahl and Kirsten Wyatt) and the Winans’ view. “It was a huge deal that these two black teenagers were on this religious television show. That had never happened before,” Randolph-Wright says. “I mean, Billy Graham would have someone black singing in the corner, but God forbid he would hug them, talk to them, kiss them on air, which is what Tammy did. Those two loved [BeBe and CeCe] like they were their children. “I wrote a scene about all the death threats [made] when they first appear on ‘PTL,’” Randolph-Wright continues. “BeBe said, ‘That didn’t happen!’ A couple months later, he saw Jim Bakker and said, ‘Charles is taking liberties, writing about all these threats.’ And Jim said, ‘Oh, my God, there were so many threats.’ BeBe was in his fifties [and never knew]. Because the Bakkers protected them — that’s the story. Despite what they did and who they are, their love overcame everything for these two people.” Whitney Houston (portrayed by Kiandra

BeBe Winans broke the color barrier in televangelism before going on to Grammy glory Richardson) is another featured character, as is BeBe and CeCe’s redoubtable mother. As Mom Winans, Nita Whitaker’s showstopping delivery of the Broadway-style ballad “Seventh Son” not only illuminates her son’s drive to make something of himself, it also reveals the

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family’s bedrock convictions and her fears for her child’s wellbeing. A native Louisianan who grew up singing in church and worked with producer David Foster for 20-plus years singing demos for Houston, Celine Dion and Toni Braxton, Whitaker maximizes her brief vignettes

onstage by trying to show the family anchor’s consistency and humanity. “She had to have had a great deal of discipline in herself to get everybody out of the house in the morning, but then also a great sense of comedy because to raise 10 kids … ” Whitaker trails off, laughing. “I’m a mom, so I really get the mom sensibility and that song to me is a prayer, so I try to deliver it every night like that. I pray for all of our children.” “I love that we’re telling this story right now, because we’re so separated,” Randolph-Wright says, referencing America’s current cultural and political divisions. “People from both sides of the aisle or wherever they are don’t communicate, at all. We’re shut down. I’ve never seen it so horrible as we are right now. It’s so depressing to people in the AARP group, because we fought to change all this in the ’60s, and it’s worse than I remember. But people who see this, when they come out of the theater, their reactions make me know what art does, how it can heal, what it means. And it gives people permission to love instead of permission to hate.” “Born for This: The Musical” runs through Aug. 6 at The Broad Stage, 1310 11th St., Santa Monica. Tickets start at $50. Call (310) 434-3200 or visit

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Head to Santa Monica Pier from Last weekend was a scorcher. 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday (July 15) for Fortunately this week offers Sip & Savor, where you can plenty of luscious libations to explore a liquid world of wines, help you cool off under the champagnes, gourmet juices, teas influence of some creative spirits. and cold brews, then nosh on specially paired cheeses, poke, TEQUILA ceviche, oysters, desserts and & CHOCOLATE other companion bites as you Spike your TGIF with an extra take in ocean views. The price “T” (for tequila that is) with raw tag is a bit hefty for drinks and chocolate bar ChocoVivo’s appetizers ($70 for general (12469 W. Washington Blvd., admission; $85 to get in early at Mar Vista) specialty tequila and 4 p.m. for a special VIP happy chocolate tasting from 6:30 to hour), but it’s for a good cause. 7:30 p.m. on July 14. ChocoVivo Proceeds benefit MOSTe, a chocolatier Patricia Tsai teams up nonprofit helping girls from with spirits expert Brendan underserved areas of Los Reynolds to lead a Mexican Angeles County grow into gastronomy session featuring fine college-educated women and tequilas, mezcals, chocolate and leaders in their communities. the Central American medicinal The Garagiste Wine Festival herb hoja santa. also happens from 3 to 6 p.m. on A sweet and spicy herb that Saturday at the Santa Monica kind of tastes like root beer, hoja Bay Women’s Club (1210 4th santa (the “sacred leaf”) has been Street, Santa Monica). Geared a key ingredient in Mexican toward wine connoisseurs who moles, steamed dishes and a favor rare and hard-to-find medicinal cacao tea used to treat wines, this festival celebrates arthritis. Tsai and Reynolds will micro-wineries from all over use the herb and cacao tea as a California and vintages you base to create a surprise drink, as won’t find in the supermarket. well as guide tasters through “If you like off-the-radar wines chocolate pairings with five but cringe at packed festivals, spirits, including The Maestro the Garagiste Festival is absoDobel Diamonte Tequila, Gran lutely worth the trip,” raves LA Centenario, Jose Cuervo TradiWeekly. This year’s festival cional and Creyente Mezcal. theme — “Urban Exposure” — Tickets are $45; rsvp at chocoffers urbanites the opportunity to talk with winemakers from

over 50 wineries and sample over 200 ultra-premium wines alongside breads, cheeses and charcuterie. Tickets are $69, or $99 for VIP access an hour early.


The summer martini takes center stage at Wednesday’s “SummerTini Tasting” event in Downtown Culver City (between Culver and Washington boulevards and Duquesne Avenue). Participating bars and restaurants including the upscale, vegetarian-friendly Akasha and ever-classy Culver Hotel will be throwing open their doors from 5 to 9 p.m. to offer their takes on the classic cocktail. (Virgin “SummerTeani” versions are also available for the designated driver or under-21 set). At the start of your martini crawl, look out for balloons marking participating businesses, and be sure to pick up an event passport and get it stamped at every stop. Once you’ve filled it up, drop it off at the Kirk Douglas Theatre (9820 Washington Blvd.) to enter a prize raffle. Americana musician Rosenda and rockabilly sensation Bert the Band will be jamming at the theater throughout the night. (Continued on page 18)

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Rumor has it that the longawaited MTN restaurant on Abbot Kinney Boulevard, the latest offering from the celebrated Gjelina/Gjusta team, may begin serving Japanese cuisine before the month’s end. Two new restaurants celebrated grand openings in Playa Vista last Thursday: a new Blue Bottle Coffee location in The Brickyard (12105 W. Waterfront VOTED



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JESSE WEINBERG CalbRe #01435805

JUST LISTED 13700 MARINA POINTE DR. #1705,MDR 3 BD/ 2.5 BA 2,331 SQ.FT. $3,295,000


JUST LISTED 13650 MARINA POINTE DR. #PH1906,MDR 2 BD/ 2.5 BA + DEN 2,354 SQ.FT. $2,349,000


11431 CLOVER AVE.,MAR VISTA 7301 VISTA DEL MAR #15,PLAYA DEL REY 3 BD/3.5 BA + OFFICE 2,008 SQ.FT. $1,975,000 2 BD/2.5 BA 1,900 SQ.FT. $1,669,000

IN ESCROW 13700 MARINA POINTE DR. #1823,MDR 2 BD/2.5 BA 1,447 SQ.FT. $1,265,000

IN ESCROW 5721 S. CRESCENT PARK #115,PLAYA VISTA 2 BD/2.5 BA 1,808 SQ.FT. $999,000

IN ESCROW 6922 KNOWLTON PL #308,WESTCHESTER 2 BD/2 BA 1,160 SQ.FT. $559,000

IN ESCROW 13650 MARINA POINTE DR. #705,MDR 2 BD/2 BA + DEN 1,714 SQ.FT. $1,199,000

IN ESCROW 12975 AGUSTIN PL #128,PLAYA VISTA 3 BD/2.5 BA 1,780 SQ.FT. $989,000






13700 MARINA POINTE DR. #1715,MDR 2 BD/2.5 BA 1,952 SQ.FT. $1,999,000

7301 VISTA DEL MAR #A104,PLAYA DEL REY $1,625,000 2 BD/2.5 BA 1,641 SQ.FT. $1,299,000

IN ESCROW 6011 DAWN CREEK #1,PLAYA VISTA 2 BD/2.5 BA 1,640 SQ.FT. $1,145,000

OPEN SUN 2-5 13080 PACIFIC PROMENADE #114,PLAYA VISTA 2 BD/2.5 BA 1,426 SQ.FT. $989,000

JUST SOLD 310 WASHINGTON BLVD. #306,MARINA DEL REY 3 BD/3 BA 1,960 SQ.FT. $1,585,000

JUST LISTED 13650 MARINA POINTE DR. #1206,MDR 2 BD/2 BA 1,533 SQ.FT. $1,049,000


JUST SOLD 4312 GLENCOE AVE. #5,MARINA DEL REY 2 BD/2.5 BA 1,866 SQ.FT. $911,000

Kw-SiLiCon beACH bRe #02004120 AGent doeS not GuARAntee tHe ACCuRACy of tHe SquARe footAGe, Lot Size oR otHeR infoRMAtion ConCeRninG tHe ConditionS oR feAtuReS of tHe pRopeRty pRovided by tHe SeLLeR oR obtAined fRoM pubLiC ReCoRdS oR otHeR SouRCeS. buyeR iS AdviSed to independentLy veRify tHe ACCuRACy of ALL infoRMAtion tHRouGH peRSonAL inSpeCtion And witH AppRopRiAte pRofeSSionALS.

July 13, 2017 At Home – THE ARGONAUT’s Real Estate Section PAGE 23

Marina del Rey says Goodbye to Its Condo Queen

Sondra ‘Sandy’ Walters passed on June 15, 2017 of breast cancer. Dubbed the condo queen after becoming the original sales person for all the Villas in Marina del Rey, Sandy began her real estate career in 1971. Very knowledgable about the townhomes and patio homes in the Marina, she was often sought out for information from her colleagues. She knew the floor plans like the back of her hand. Sandy loved real estate sales and it loved her back. After 45+ successful years in real estate, Sandy retired from Coldwell Banker Marina del Rey in 2014 at the age of 86. She loved talking politics and real estate. She had a love for Frank Sinatra, all the big band music and movies. Sandy would start her day watching the stock market, reading her Argonaut and the LA Times. Over the years she enjoyed country and western dancing, walking along the Marina and enjoying the view of the boats while settling in at home for the evening.

GRAND OPENING EVENT! July 29th at 11am-3pm FOOD, DRINKS, AND PRIZES ENTER TO WIN A CUSTOM BEACH CRUISER! RSVP at RSVP by July 26th and enter to win a pair of Ray-Ban Wayfarer Sunglasses!

She leaves behind her loving daughter Dr. Laurie Walters, whom she enjoyed speaking to every night. They loved going to the movies, Frank Sinatra concerts, or even a sporting event. She also loved watching golf on television and seeing the beautiful golf courses. For donations, please go to the link: and type in: cure om

Sandy’s memorial will be held on Saturday, August 26 from 5-8 P.M. at the Westside Tavern, 10850 W. Pico Blvd., LA CA 90064



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3/3 Chic, free standing and in move-in condition 3/2 Upgraded sophistication on a 7170 sf lot 3/2 Sophisticated Silicon Beach charmer 3/2 Impressive Kentwood remodel, FR, MBR suite 4/2 Entertainer’s dream, lots of natural light 4/3 Charming home, close to shops, entertainment & freeways 5/4 Spacious Westchester charmer 3/2 Oversized North Kentwood lot 3/3 Tasteful traditional style 3/2 Charming modern 4/3 Coastal corner lot 6/6 Gorgeous bluff view 3/2 Fresh Kentwood classic 5/3 Bright Kentwood 3/2 Oversized lot with pool 5/5 Coastal sophistication in Kentwood 6/5 Stately traditional in Kentwood 3/2 Timeless California elegance

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The ArgonAuT PRess Releases mEDitErranEan Villa with california flair

KEntwooD homE

“This exquisitely remodeled four-bed, four-bath, home blends urban style and fine living with traditional comfort,” says agent Dan Christian. “The chef’s kitchen boasts high-end appliances and custom cabinets. The spacious bedrooms include a master retreat with a sitting room and an expansive dual-headed shower. The fenced-in backyard has mature landscaping as well as patio areas. There is an oversized two-car garage as well as driveway and street parking. This home offers California living at its best.” Offered at $2,125,000 Dan Christian, RE/MAX Estate Properties 310-251-6918

“Floor-to-ceiling windows offer views of the Marina that stretch to Catalina Island in this two-bed, two-bath, Mediterraneanstyle villa,” says agent Eileen McCarthy. “Details include a sun-drenched floral terrace with a waterfall, custom tiling, and a fireplace. The open kitchen and recessed lighting make this home great for entertaining. The Marina City Club provides a state-of-the-art gym, full bar and restaurant, room service, cafe, dry cleaning service, car wash, and 24-hour security.” Offered at $749,000 Eileen McCarthy, Marina Ocean Properties 310-822-8910

EntErtainEr’s DrEam

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“Just a short drive from the beach, this smartly renovated Kentwood home melds modern detailing with the comforts of traditional design,” says agent Stephanie Younger. “Entertain guests in the kitchen, and a professional grade range. Casual entertaining is a breeze around the eat-in island that transitions seamlessly into the family room. This five bedroom, three bath home is perfect for modern living yet grounded in classic style, this enchanting home is a superb summertime opportunity.” Offered at $1,895,000 Stephanie Younger, Compass 310-499-2020

“This beautiful two-bed, three-bath updated Marina del Rey home has a lovely front yard with beautiful landscaping,” says agent Ann Yellin. “The fabulous open floor plan allows for indoor and outdoor entertaining. French doors off the kitchen lead to the sunny patio. There are Brazillian wood floors downstairs and new carpet in the bedrooms. This is a very serene home with treetop views. The property is walled and gated for privacy and security, and has a two car garage.” Offered at $1,348,000 Ann Yellin and Parker Timm, Coldwell Banker 310-666-1316 and 818-879-362

Playa DEl rEy townhomE

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“Enjoy ocean views from this sunny, two-story corner townhome, just steps from the sand in the Westport Beach Club Villas,” says agent Jesse Weinberg. “The interior offers a spacious open floor plan with tile and wood floors, oversized windows, and sliding glass doors flooding the unit with natural light. The first floor flows through to a private patio and features the living areas. The second floor offers the master suite. Amenities include an in-unit laundry, plantation shutters, and custom cabinets.” Offered at $1,299,000 Jesse Weinberg, Jesse Weinberg & Associates 800-804-9132

“Spectacular, panoramic Marina Harbor and Channel views from this charming one-bed, one-bath, home,” says agent Charles Lederman. “Features include an open kitchen with custom cabinetry, stainless steel appliances, recessed lighting, and travertine floors. The entry way has additional storage as well as a built-in home office. The large living space leads to an enclosed patio overlooking the Marina activity. Adjacent is a master retreat with floor-to-ceiling windows and solid bamboo flooring.” Offered at $549,000 Charles Lederman, Charles Lederman & Associates 310-821-8980


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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 2017 149948 The following persons is (are) doing business as: Foxbit Global International 8172 Manitoba St #5 Playa del Rey, CA. 90292. Registered owners Anne-Marie Fabishak 8172 Manitoba St #5 Playa del Rey, CA. 90293 This business is conducted by an individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on June 2017. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true any material matter pursuant to Section 17913 of the Business and Professions Code that the registrant knows to be false is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000)). Registrant ANNE- MARIE FABISHAK Owner This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on June 9, 2017 Argonaut published: June 22, 29, July 6, 13, 2017. 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 2017 149957 The following persons is (are) doing business as: Properties in Playa Vista Inc. 5636 Spinnaker Bay Drive Long Beach CA. 90803. Properties in Playa Vista Inc. 5636 Spinnaker Bay Drive Long Beach, CA. 90803. This business is conducted by a corporation. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 02/2007. I declare that all information in this statement

is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true any material matter pursuant to Section 17913 of the Business and Professions Code that the registrant knows to be false is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000)). Properties in Playa Vista Inc. This statement was filed with the county on June 9, 2017 Argonaut published: June 29, July 6, 13, 20, 20117 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 2017 157103 The following persons is (are) doing business as: 1) Planted Animals 7829 McConnell Ave. LA CA. 90045. Matthew Alan Cox 7829 McConnell Ave. L.A. CA. 90045. This business is conducted by an individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 05/2017. declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true any material matter pursuant to Section 17913 of the Business and Professions Code that the registrant knows to be false is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000)). MATTHEW ALAN COX TITLE Owner This statement was filed with the county on June 19, 2017. Argonaut published June 22, 29, July 6, 13, 2017 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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legal advertising FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2017 167292 The following person is doing business as: Riviera Financial 11990 San Vicente Blvd. ste 340 Los Angeles, CA. 90049. Registered owners: Teles Properties, INC. 11990 San Vicente Blvd ste 340 Los Angeles, CA. 90049. 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 any material matter pursuant to Section 17913 of the Business and Professions Code that the registrant knows to be false is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000)). Registrant Signature/Name: Cy Scott Kirshner. Title: Vice president. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on June 28, 2017 Argonaut published: July 6, 13, 20, 27, 2017. 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 2017 171514 The following person is doing business as: 1) Femmeinista Studio 2) Femmeinista 1217 Wilshire Blvd. #3191 Santa Monica, CA. 90404 Registered owners: Ina Thorner 2401 Virginia Ave. 208 Santa Monica, CA. 90404. This business is conducted by an individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 05/1995. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true any material matter pursuant to Section 17913 of the Business and Professions Code that the registrant knows to be false is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000)). Registrant Signature/Name: INA THORNER Title: Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on July 5, 2017 . Argonaut published: July 13, 20, 27, August 3, 2017 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 2017 173312 The following person is doing business as: 1) LA TOP-NOTCH Cleaning Company 9400 National Blvd. #10 Los Angeles, CA. 90034 Registered owners: Krasimira Mincheva 9400 National Blvd. #10 Los Angeles, CA. 90034 This business is conducted by a general partnership. 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 any material matter pursuant to Section 17913 of the Business and Professions Code that the registrant knows to be false is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000)). Registrant Signature/ Name: RADOSTINA DANKOVA Title: Partner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on July 6, 2017. Argonaut published: July 13, 20, 27, August 3, 2017 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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Surfside Bar & Grill Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, 6 p.m. The Venice Chamber of Commerce welcomes the arrival of Surfside, a laidback beach eatery and haven away from the loveable madness that is Venice Beach. The ribbon cutting is at 7 p.m. with a red carpet hosted by Venice Paparazzi from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Doors tribute band Peace Frog performs at 10 p.m. Surfside Bar & Grill, 23 Windward Ave., Venice. Free. West L.A. Hike, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. A community of friendly people gathers each Thursday for one of five West L.A. routes. Check website for weekly location. Serving Up Comedy, 7 p.m. Featuring a new lineup of standup comics each week, the main show is followed by an open mic at 8:30 p.m. at The Warehouse, 4499 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey. No cover; suggested charity donation. (310) 823-5451; Twilight Concert Series: Marcia Griffiths and JAH9, 7 p.m. Kingston reggae songstress Marcia Griffiths, who once recorded a duet with the legendary Bob Marley, headlines the first July concert with the mystical JAH9, whose musical roots are also in Jamaica. Santa Monica Pier. Free. tcs. Del Rey Neighborhood Council Meeting, 7 p.m. The local advisory


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Zumba Outdoors, 11 a.m. Zumba is easy-to-follow dance fitness set to great Latin music, suitable for all levels. Shake it with Julie Schatz. It’s exercise in disguise. Reed Park, 1133 7th St., Santa Monica. (310) 458-2239; “500 Days of Summer” Screening, 6:30 p.m. Mind Over Movies screens Marc Webb’s quirky romantic comedy that explores the realities and fantasies pervading modern romances. A discussion and Q&A follow the film. The Christian Institute, 1308 Second St., Santa Monica. Free. MindOverMoviesLA Tequila and Chocolate Pairing, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Spirits expert Brendan Reynolds guides participants through a tequila tasting with complementary stone-ground dark chocolate. A surprise mezcal showcases the difference between tequila and mezcal. ChocoVivo, 12469 W. Washington Blvd., Mar Vista. $45. (310) 845-6259; Toasted Fridays Workshop Open House, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Improve your public speaking skills in a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere with food and drinks at this weekly open house. Oaklands Apartments Conference



Sunset Swim at the Annenberg Beach House, 7 to 10 p.m. Take a break from kid stuff and hang out at this chill 18+ swim party in a pool that Argonaut readers have voted the Westside’s best swimming pool for several years running. Annenberg Community Beach House, 415 Pacific Coast Hwy., Santa Monica. $5 to $10. (310) 458-4904; Beach Movie Night: “Lilo and Stitch,” 8 p.m. In this animated Disney film, a lonely Hawaiian girl adopts an usual dog that turns out to be the galaxy’s most wanted extraterrestrial fugitive. Dockweiler Youth Center, 12505 Vista del Mar, Playa del Rey. Free. (310) 726-4128; beaches. Joan Shelley, 8 p.m. Kentucky singer-songwriter Joan Shelley’s simple songs express complex emotions and address difficult questions about life, love, lust and existence. McCabes, 3101 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica. $16. (310) 828-4497; Movie in the Park: “The Notebook,” 8 to 10 p.m. A poor yet passionate young man falls in love with a rich young woman in 1940s South Carolina. The relationship gives her a sense of freedom, but social differences and World War II threaten to pull



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A new arts enclave awaits discovery in a former industrial space From the outside, you wouldn’t think an industrial building deep in the heart of Hawthorne would be teeming with arts activity. But step inside this giant warehouse on the other side of the 405 and it’s filled with creativity, music and community. A jazz band plays. Kids scamper around and paint on butcher paper-covered walls. Their parents nosh on a spread of snacks laid out on a communal kitchenette’s dining table. There’s a chalkboard wall covered with doodles, and large paintings and sculptures leaning up against the walls. It’s like an art gallery opening, a studio visit and a kid-friendly arts and crafts day all rolled into one. This was the scene at the inaugural Hawthorne Arts Complex open studio event in March, when artists with the newly renovated space first opened their studios to the public. Inside its 25 studios, I discovered the work of photog-

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“Pig the Pug” and “Pig the Winner” Storytime, 11 a.m. Pig the Pug learns lessons of sharing with his playmate Trevor by his side. Children will love the quirky and funny illustrations paired with relatable lessons. Activities follow the reading. Barnes & Noble, 13400 Maxella Ave., Marina del Rey. Free. (310) 306-3213;

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Westchester Begonia Society’s 58th Annual Show & Sale, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The only judged begonia show in Southern California, the event includes not only a wide variety of begonia species and hybrids but ferns, orchids, bromeliads, aroids and other shade-loving plants, plus a special display of gesneriads by the Culver City Gesneriad Society. Covenant Presbyterian Church, 6323 W. 80th St., Westchester. Free admission. (562) 310-8380; mdlibrarian@ Playa Vista Surprise Pop-Up, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. All we can say is keep your eyes open for some mobile art. Playa Vista Concert Park, 13020 Pacific Promenade, Playa Vista. Free. Aircooled VW and Vintage Scooter Rally, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Come out and see some great vintage automobiles. Prizes awarded for best in show. $25 entry fee per car and $10 per scooter. Automobile Driving Museum, 610 Lairport St., El Segundo. $5 to $10. (310) 909-0950; Santa Monica 142nd Anniversary Celebration, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Santa Monica History Museum offers 50-cent admission and a schedule of family friendly activities to celebrate the founding of the city on July 10, 1875. Santa Monica History Museum, 1350 7th St., Santa Monica. (310) 395-2290; “Chengudu Can Do” Storytime, 10:30 a.m. Author and illustrator Barney Saltzberg reads from his new book and introduces an interactive journal “My Book of Beautiful Oops!,” a companion to Barney’s book “Beautiful Oops!,” the bestseller that teaches every mistake is an opportunity to make something beautiful. Ages 3 to 7. Children’s Book World, 10580½ Pico Blvd., West L.A. (310) 559-2665;

KJazz Champagne and Brunch Cruise, noon to 2 p.m. Jazz lovers can enjoy this two-hour harbor cruise with live music, free-flowing champagne and sparkling cider and brunch buffet. Boarding begins at 11:30 a.m. Fisherman’s Village, 13755 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey. $67.95; reservations required. (310) 301-9900; SheLift SoulCycle Charity Ride, 12:30 p.m. Sarah Heron hosts the inaugural SheLift SoulCycle charity ride. SheLift encourages girls to improve self-acceptance and confidence through outdoor adventures and body-positive mentorship. Snacks will be served after the 45-minute ride. SoulCycle, 8820 Washington Blvd., Culver City. $35 to $75. eventbrite. com/e/shelift-soulcycle-charity ride-tickets-35570731014 “Hidden Figures” Screening, 1 to 3:30 p.m. Academy Award-nominated film “Hidden Figures” chronicles the relatively unknown contribution of African-American female mathematicians within NASA. Dorothy Vaughn, Mary Jackson and Katherine Johnson applied their brilliance to make it possible for the United States to successfully launch a man into space. Lloyd Taber-Marina del Rey Library, 4533 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey. (310) 821-3415; Play Reading, 2 to 4:30 p.m. Join in a cold table read of “Fools: A Comic Fable” by Neil Simon. Roles will be doubled up or rotated based on the number of participants. Venice Abbot Kinney Memorial Branch Library, 501 S. Venice Blvd., Venice. Free. (310) 821-1769; Music by the Sea, 2 to 5 p.m. A scenic harbor view is the backdrop for a Latin jazz concert by Bob DeSena. Fisherman’s Village, 13755 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey. (310) 301-9900; Venice Obon Festival, 3 to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The annual Obon Festival features food, games and dancing celebrating the Japanese Buddhist custom to honor the spirits of one’s ancestors. Venice Hongwanji Buddhist Temple, 12371 Braddock Dr., Culver City. Sip & Savor on Santa Monica Pier, 4 to 8 p.m. Sample wines carefully paired with cheese, oysters and desserts as a live band serenades guests at sunset. Part of the event’s proceeds benefit MOSTe, a nonprofit organization empowering girls from underserved L.A. communities to become college-educated women. Santa Monica Pier. $70 to $85. (Continued on page 34)

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The Space in Between Guided by Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy, Joan Shelley amplifies the quiet power of her melodies and voice

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TackleALZ, 5 p.m. Alzheimer’s Greater Los Angeles (ALZGLA) presents L.A.’s only women’s flag football fundraiser. Two teams vie for the championship trophy and recognition as top fundraising team. 100% of ALZGLA fundraising stays local, focusing on care, support, advocacy and research. The event features football, music, refreshments and fun for all ages. Kickoff is at 7 p.m. Campus El Segundo, 2201 E. Mariposa Ave., El Segundo. $25 tickets; free to participate but must raise $350. (323) 938-6228; alzgla. org/tackleALZ.

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By Bliss Bowen Emmylou Harris has often said, regarding songwriting, that open tunings open up fresh melodies. Reminded of that comment, Joan Shelley agrees. The Kentucky-based singer-songwriter had played around with alternate tunings for her third album, 2015’s dreamy “Over and Even,” but she took “a deeper dive” for her Jeff Tweedy-produced follow-up. “I had found kind of a favorite alternate tuning to standard, but I really pushed it a little further with this last record and kept changing, and kept moving, and kept challenging my muscle memory,” she says. “So that I didn’t have muscle memory, in other words; I’m kind of trusting melody instead of technical scale memory on an instrument, just following the melodies around.” The gently flowing folk melodies she follows on the simply titled “Joan Shelley,” released in May, display careful attention to craft. “If you’re really in a good zone and good at what you’re doing, knowing when to stop is the art of it,” she says, “because the frame is everything, as with visual art.” She shares her less-is-more aesthetic with guitarist Nathan Salsburg, whose John Fahey-style leads tastefully filigree her sturdy fretwork and complement her soprano’s tonal purity. There’s a lot of calming space in the music they make. You can feel the unhurried pace of the natural milieu that inspires Shelley’s creativity in Goshen, about 30 miles outside of Louisville. “Touring, city to city, there’s just no writing going on,” she says. “There’s ideas and lots of inspiration, but it isn’t until I’m heading home, getting under the trees and being able to breathe and walk and the specific rhythm of being in the country, that creates space enough to do that kind of stuff, for me.” Tweedy helped preserve that space in the

Singer-songwriter Joan Shelley brings rich and unhurried Kentucky folk to McCabe’s studio, in part by creating an atmosphere that minimized distractions and encouraged simplicity. Shelley had composed some of the new material on banjo (“a great tool for writing”), but when they

“If you’re really in a good zone and good at what you’re doing, knowing when to stop is the art of it.” — Joan Shelley started recording Tweedy suggested she adjust the tunings for guitar. Listening to the sensual sway of the finished tracks, it’s difficult to imagine them with different instrumentation. Tweedy’s drummer son Spencer and keyboardist/Dobroist James Elkington provide supportive accompaniment to Shelley and Salsburg, in arrangements spare enough to enhance rather than compete with the emotion and imagery in the songs. “It was the first time I had recorded out of Kentucky,” Shelley says, recalling the recording sessions. “Going up to Chicago,

place. The whole thing was about, if you reach for it, it was there; reach for an instrument, it was already miked up. Everything was fluid. That way was even more natural than recording sessions I’d had in Kentucky, because you didn’t have to get clogged with [laughs] ‘Is this cable working? Is this mic buzzing?’” Graceful as they are, her songs deal with messy tensions in relationships, and searching interior monologues. Shelley’s lyrics are introspective yet, like poetry, not immediately self-revealing. “What do you think when I say

Joan Shelley and Nathan Salsburg perform at 8 p.m. Friday, July 14, at McCabe’s Guitar Shop, 3101 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica. Tickets are $16. Call (310) 828-4497 or visit


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I was a little bit intimidated. Though it’s in the city, I love Chicago; it’s got the lake and the healthy lake breezes. Something like that seems balanced. “The Loft studio is just an effortless

Isn’t this sweet When I say isn’t this right When I say you should be with me this time And if you’re at all like me You’ll reach and feel for the edges Pull at the seams to show the weakness” — “The Push and Pull” “Hafiz and Rumi are both really juicy sources of inspiration for me,” she says. “Their words are so passionate, and the symbols are universal, and the experience in the poems is so universal, with characters struggling for enlightenment. I like that vein of poetry. And I really find [essayist] Wendell Berry especially inspiring. He’s a Kentucky writer that I just adore. He’s kind of environmental minded — farming, land, sense of community; all those things are in his work.” When she isn’t touring with Salsburg, she performs around Kentucky with Maiden Radio, her old-time trio with Cheyenne Mize and Julia Purcell. Their independent music community suits Shelley’s need to prioritize exploration and substance over aesthetic. “People are really engaged in understanding the music of Kentucky as well as kind of pushing the experimental music scene. There’s a lot of, like, post-punk, the legacy of Slint and For Carnation and all these great punk bands that came out of Louisville. That’s all still mixing. People push themselves more here than I thought they would in a town this size. You know what I mean? It’s easier to live here than it is in L.A. [Laughs.] You don’t have to struggle as hard to be here, which can make somebody a little more complacent or comfortable, but people still push.”

band concert and party at Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd, Venice. John Jorgenson Bluegrass Band, 8 p.m. Known for his blistering guitar licks and mastery of a broad musical palette, Jorgenson has earned a reputation as a world-class musician and guitarist. His band performs featuring Herb Pedersen with Patrick Sauber and Mark Fain at McCabe’s, 3101 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica. $30. (310) 828-4497;

Sunday, July 16

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KXLU’s Alma del Barrio marks 44 years with ‘Salsa Fest III’ For 44 years a mix of salsa, Afro-Cuban and Latin jazz has been the soundtrack of KXLU 88.9 FM’s Alma del Barrio radio program from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. That soundscape comes to life on Sunday at Loyola Marymount University when Alma del Barrio celebrates its 44th anniversary by presenting its third annual Salsa Fest. They’ll be food vendors, a large dance floor and, of course, plenty of live music. In a nod to the program’s Brazilian hour with Sergio Mielniczenko, this year’s festival highlights Brazilian music as well as L.A. bands, explains Alma del Barrio deejay Guido Herrera-Yance. “The city of Los Angeles has at least 60 [salsa] bands,” he says. “So we decided to have a local concert, instead of bringing a band from Puerto Rico.” The lineup includes some of L.A.’s most talented Latin bands, including Cuban musical ensemble La Charanga Cubana; the all-female salsa group Las Chikas; Latin jazz, R&B, pop and soul quartet

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Runway “Roller Rink” and rock out to hoppin’ ‘50s tunes, shop artisan craft vendors and grab a bite or a beer at one of the restaurants. Bring your skates, scooters and dancing shoes. Kids can test their skills at the obstacle course and get crafty. Rockabilly band Aileen Quinn and the Leapin’ Lizards perform from 2 to 4 p.m. Runway Playa Vista, 12760 Millennium Dr., Playa Vista.

Las Chikas are on the roster of independent Latin bands playing at LMU on Sunday Conganas, New York-style salsa ensemble Conjunto Costazul; and Brazilian samba soul and rock band Os Zagueiros. Conjunto Costazul and the Grammy-nominated La Charanga Cubana are long-time veterans of the L.A. salsa circuit, while Os Zagueiros are brand new to the scene. But all the bands exemplify KXLU’s independent spirit. “Our job is to showcase independent artists, because at the end of the day commercial artists, they have a way to find their route to the public,” says Herrera-Yance. “But noncommercial or independent producers, they don’t have the funds to have a marketing plan, and I think, for us, part of our job is to let the public know

Bastille Day at French Market, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Celebrate Bastille Day with live music, cancan dancers, a photo booth, vendors and tasting booths, croque monsieur, quiches, waffles and spirits. French Market Café, 2321 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice. frenchmarket-café.com

there is more music than what commercial radio feeds us every day. ” That’s part of the reason why KXLU puts on the Salsa Fest, he says — to “let people know that Alma del Barrio is still here and to showcase the talent we still have in Los Angeles.” — Christina Campodonico

Monday, July 17

L.A.’s Salsa Ambassador Photo by Ernesto Huerta

Ricardo Lemvo and Makina Loca heat up the Boulevard Music Summer Festival Ricardo Lemvo’s press coverage may have spiked in the early 2000s, when his “São Salvador” and “Mambo Yo Yo” albums were reaping enthusiastic reviews and his band appeared in the 1998 Chayanne vehicle “Dance With Me,” but he’s remained a dependably entertaining, sharp-dressed presence on the Southland’s salsa circuit. The multilingual salsero has often spoken of growing up next door to a bar and soaking up Congolese soukous, Cuban rumba, and American funk, soul and rock ‘n’ roll blasting out of speakers mounted outside his family’s compound in Kinshasa (in what is now the Democratic Republic of the Congo). He memorized songs with dreams of fronting his own ensemble, and learned English singing in R&B cover bands. As a teenager, Lemvo relocated to the States with his family in 1972 with plans to become a lawyer, but after studying political science at Cal State LA, practicality was elbowed aside by his celebratory, genre-meshing music as he and his Makina Loca

Activist Support Circle, 6 to 8 p.m. Activist Support Circle is an ongoing and open support group for progressive activists to help guard against activist burnout. This month’s topic is “How Do We Achieve More Unity, Inclusiveness and Effectiveness in Opposing Trump?” UnUrban Café, 3301 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica. Free. (310) 399-1000; “Get Ready for Love” Seminar, 6:45 p.m. This five-week seminar in Marina del Rey instructs women on how to meet their match. Class runs from 7 to 9 p.m. Contact Renee Piane for location. (310) 827-1100;

Ricardo Lemvo is living out his musical dreams bandmates honed their sound at clubs like the Rococo Room in Pasadena and the nowdefunct Luna Park in Hollywood. When his debut album, “Tata Masamba,” came out in 1996, Lemvo found himself championed by the late salsa promoter and Los Angeles Salsa Festival creator Albert Torres, whom he’d befriended in the early ’90s scene that revolved around the Miami Spice club on Lincoln Boulevard. Torres and many of those salsa clubs are now gone, but Lemvo continues to tour festivals and cultural centers with

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his game band of percussionists, guitarists and horn players, his voice still warmly expressive. They perform for Culver City’s Boulevard Music Summer Festival on Thursday, July 20. — Bliss Bowen Ricardo Lemvo and Makina Loca perform from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, July 20, at Culver City’s City Hall, 9770 Culver Blvd. Free. Call (310) 398-2583 or visit

Bubblemania, 11 a.m. Learn about the science and fun of bubbles. All ages welcome. Venice Abbot Kinney Memorial Branch Library, 501 S. Venice Blvd., Venice. Free. (310) 821-1769; Venice Neighborhood Council Meeting, 6:30 p.m. The city-certified advisory board meets on the third Tuesday of the month at Westminster Avenue Elementary School, 1010 Abbott Kinney Blvd., Venice.

Music by the Sea, 2 to 5 p.m. A scenic harbor view is the backdrop for a salsa concert by the Susie Hansen Latin Jazz Band. Fisherman’s Village, 13755 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey. (310) 301-9900; Stump the Artist, 2 to 5 p.m. Artist and aviation historian Mike Machat plays another round of Stump the Artist. Give Machat a plane and he can draw it straight from memory and provide a running commentary on the aircraft’s history. Museum of Flying, 3100 Airport Ave., Santa Monica. (310) 398-2500;

Alma del Barrio’s “Salsa Fest III” happens from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, July 16, at Loyola Marymount University’s Sunken Garden, 1 LMU Drive, Westchester. Free. Visit almadelbarriokxlu88.9fm for updates.

Blvd., Ste 210, Westchester. $10. (310) 645-5151;

Magic Mondays, 7:30 p.m. Albie Selznick hosts a rotating cast of master magicians and variety acts at 8 p.m. each Monday, with a special interactive performance in the lobby a half-hour before showtime. Santa Monica Playhouse, 1211 4th St., Santa Monica. $40. (310) 394-9779;

Tuesday, July 18

LAX Coastal Chamber Health and Wellness Forum: Healthy Life, Healthy Heart, 8 to 9 a.m. Chamber members involved in primary health care offer advice and perspective on different ways to provide preventive health care practices. Meet and network with local representatives from Kaiser Permanente, Cedars-Sinai, Marina del Rey Hospital and Providence Health Care. LAX Coastal Chamber Office, 9100 S. Sepulveda

Runway at Playa Vista rewinds the clock to the 1950s with sock hoppin’ tunes and a roller rink party, plus live music by rockabilly band Aileen Quinn and the Leapin’ Lizards. SEE SUNDAY, JULY 16.

Wednesday, July 19

L.A. County Design Control Board Meeting, 1:30 p.m. On the third Wednesday of each month, the board discusses project designs and policy initiatives of Regional Planning and Beaches and Harbors. Burton Chace Park, 13650 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey. (310) 305-9503; beaches. Downtown Culver City’s SummerTini Tasting, 5 to 9 p.m. Escape the summer heat with a neighborhoodwide summertini tasting. Virgin SummerTea-ni options available. Enjoy live music by Rosendo with his unique brand of Americana, and one-man rockabilly sensation Bert the Band Man. Enter a raffle for a chance to win summertime prizes. Summer Sunset Cocktail Cruise, 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays. Guests can take in the breathtaking views of the water aboard a Hornblower yacht, cruising in the midst of summer sailing races on this two-hour cocktail cruise. Fisherman’s Village, 13755 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey. $37. (310) 301-9900; Meditations on Media, 6 to 9 p.m. Gerry Fialka’s stimulating soiree inventories the psychic effects of media on individuals and society, and muses on why they are ignored. Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice. Free. (310) 306-7330; (Continued on page 38)

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R FA FEATURING OU methodology, a way to figure out whether a lone ambiguous event might be meaningful — like whether the panty hamster pictorial might mean what you dread it does — is to see how much company it has. (In other words, is it part of a pattern?) Look back on your girlfriend’s behavior over your two years together. Does she act ethically, even when she thinks nobody’s looking? Does it, in fact, mean something to her to do the right thing? Being honest with yourself about whether she has a pattern of ethical corner-cutting will allow you to make the best (that is, most informed) guess about whether you have something to worry about — beyond coming home to a, um, new addition to the framed photos of her parents’ anniversary and your nephew with his Little League trophy.

Falling In Leave My relationship ended recently, and I asked my ex not to contact me. But just as I’d start feeling a little less sad, I’d hear from him and fall apart. I’ve now blocked him on my phone and social media. This seems so immature. Why can’t I be more grown up about this? — Incommunicado For you, breaking up but staying in contact makes about as much sense as trying to drop 20 pounds while working as a frosting taster. Sure, there’s this notion that you “should” be able to be friends with your ex. Some people can be — eventually or even right away — especially if they had a relationship that just fizzled out instead of the kind where you need a rowboat to make it to the kitchen through the river of

your tears. However, clinical psychologists David Sbarra and Robert Emery not surprisingly find that “contact with one’s former partner … can stall the emotional adjustment process” by reactivating both love and painful emotions. For example, in their survey of people who’d recently gone through a breakup, “on days when participants reported having telephone or in-person contact with their former partner, they also reported more love and sadness.” It might help you to understand how adjusting to the new “no more him” thing works. In a serious relationship, your partner becomes a sort of emotional support animal — the one you always turn to for affection, attention and comforting. This habit of turning toward him gets

written into your brain on a neural level, becoming increasingly automatic over time. Post-breakup, you turn and — oops — there’s no boo, only a faint dent in his side of the bed. Your job in healing is to get used to this change … which you don’t do by having him keep popping up, messing with your new belief that he’s no longer available for emotional need-meeting. That’s why, in a situation like yours, breaking up with your boyfriend should work like breaking up with your couch. When the thing gets dropped off at the city dump, it stays there; you don’t come out on your porch the next morning to it saying, “Hey, babe … was in the neighborhood, so I thought I’d bring over some of your stuff: 36 cents, a pen cap and this hair elastic.”

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Thursday, July 20

Coloring for Adults: Greeting Cards, noon to 1 p.m. Coloring is a great way for adults to relax. Choose from several designs printed on card stock and create a beautiful greeting

H A P P E N I N G S Twilight Concert Series: Eric Burdon & the Animals and Mr. Elevator, 7 p.m. The English band behind “We Gotta Get Outta This Place” and “House of the Rising Sun” are back with frontman Eric Burdon, with up-and-coming psychedelic rockers Mr. Elevator and the Brain Hotel opening. Santa Monica Pier. Free.

card using colored pencils. All materials provided. Lloyd Taber-Marina del Rey Library, 4533 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey. (310) 821-3415; Mar Vista Community Council Aging in Place Committee, 6 p.m. Guest speaker Allison Beale discusses “Powerful Tools for Caregivers” for those caring for an aging loved one who has dementia or is suffering from Alzheimer’s. The committee meets the third Thursday of each month. Windward School, 11350 Palms Blvd., Rm 1030, Mar Vista. Venice Art Crawl, 6 to 10 p.m. Experience performances, installations and visual art displays at various locations along Venice Boulevard from the beach to Oakwood Avenue. Marina del Rey Symphony, 7 p.m. The marina’s outdoor summer concert series continues with a performance of Craig Safon’s score for Chaplin’s “The Kid,” plus Korngold’s “Violin Concerto” by soloist Will Hagen. Burton Chace Park, 13650 Mindanao

Begonias are blooming in Westchester. SEE SATURDAY, JULY 15. Way, Marina del Rey. Free. (310) 305-9545; “Change of Place,” 7 p.m. Sometimes all it takes to change your life is a change of place. Shine storytellers share their inspiring stories of how new places sent them in new directions. Singer Christine Gordon performs. Santa Monica Playhouse, 1211 4th St., Santa Monica. $12. (310) 452-2321;

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“Sitting in Sound,” 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 15. In conjunction with exhibit “Patterns Bigger Than Any of Us,” artist Jesse Fleming and L.A.-based musical duo Electric Sound Bath (ESB) guide participants through a meditation and immersive sound experience. Inspired by sound bath such as those conducted at the Integratron in Landers, CA, ESB uses singing bowls as well as electric instrumentation to create dense wombs of sound that envelop the listener. Exhibit runs through Aug 13. Ben Maltz Gallery, 9045 Lincoln Blvd., Westchester. Free. (310) 665-6800;

“Reveries” Artist Talk, 3 p.m. Saturday, July 15. Threadwinner artists Alyssa Arney and Liz Flynn discuss their immersive installation of various crocheted landscapes, including flower and succulent gardens, a massive waterfall and a park-like lawn area. The imagery found in each environment ranges from realistic renderings of foliage to metaphorical gardens found in the human body and skeleton. Afterward the artists lead a workshop for participants to create upcycled reusable bags and crocheted succulent gardens. Exhibit runs through Aug. 11. Branch Gallery, 1031 W. Manchester Blvd., No. 3, Inglewood. (310) 395-3880; “I Wish I Was a Telephone,” opening reception 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, July 15. The motivation to make is rooted in an impulse to communicate and connect. Artists Nora Jane Slade and Marisa Takal take intricate moments, building on each to form loose poetic narratives that require the viewer’s interpretation. A figure or expression emerges

On Stage – The week in local theater compiled by Christina campodonico

The Lush:“The Gingerbread Lady” @ Westchester Playhouse In this Neil Simon dramedy, a popular cabaret singer falls off the wagon after a short stint in rehab. Her friends and family try to help her adjust to sober living. Opens Friday (July 14) and continues at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through Aug. 19 at Westchester Playhouse, 8301 Hindry Ave., Westchester. $20. (310) 645-5156; Seven Deadly Sins:“Dante” @ The Actors’ Gang In this musical adaption of “Dante’s Inferno” by Get Lit poet Raul Herrera and featuring the Get Lit Players and Literati Fellows, Dante travels through all of Los Angeles’ temptations — lust, gluttony and more — on the path to self-discovery. Now playing at 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays through July 29 at The Actors’ Gang, 9070 Venice Blvd., Culver City. $20 to $34.99 or pay-what-you-want on Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. (310) 838-4264; PAGE 38 THE ARGONAUT July 13, 2017

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Hammer and Sickle:“After the Revolution” @ Pacific Resident Theatre Brilliant and promising Emma Joseph proudly carries on the legacy of her Marxist family and blacklisted grandfather. But when a shocking truth about him is revealed, her entire family must confront moral questions of honesty and allegiance. Opens Thursday (July 13) and continues at 8 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays and at 3 and 8 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through July 23 at Pacific Resident Theatre’s Co-Op Space, 703 Venice Blvd., Venice. Additional performances happen at 8 p.m. Monday (July 17) and Wednesday (July 19). $15 suggested donation. (310) 822-8392;

Lezlie Moore (left) plays a star who can’t stay sober in Neil Simon’s “The Gingerbread Lady” Barely Speaking:“Cigarettes and Chocolate” and “Hang Up” @ Pacific Resident Theatre These two rarely performed radio plays by the late Oscar-winning filmmaker Anthony Minghella (“The English Patient”) share the bill at PRT. In “Cigarettes and Chocolate,” a woman goes into a self-imposed silence, and “Hang Up” dramatizes the long-distance relationship of two young lovers. Opens Saturday (July 15) and continues at 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays through Sept. 10 at Pacific Resident Theatre, 703 Venice Blvd., Venice. Additional 8 p.m. show on Wednesday (July 19); no shows July 22 and 23. $25 to $30. (310) 822-8392; Double Feature:“To Oz and Back” and “Romeo and Juliet in Screenland” @ Carlson Park Culver City Public Theatre celebrates Culver City’s centennial with a double bill of kid-friendly plays. Children’s Popcorn Theatre presents a whimsical opening riff on MGM’s 1939 film “The Wizard of Oz,” imagining what might have hap-

pened before, after and behind the scenes of the classic movie filmed just a block away from Carlson Park at what’s now Sony Studios. Then competition ensues between two rival movie studios — Montague and Capulet — on the mainstage as they vie to make the next great picture. Now playing at 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Aug. 20 at Carlson Park, Motor Avenue and Braddock Drive, Culver City. Free. Family Secrets:“King of the Yees” @ Kirk Douglas Theatre This semi-autobiographical play by Lauren Yee explores the world of her father Larry, diving into the mysteries of San Francisco’s Chinatown after the family patriarch and president of a seemingly obsolescent Chinese-American men’s club goes missing. Opens at 6:30 p.m. Sunday (July 16) and continues at 8 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 8:30 p.m. Thursdays, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturdays and 1 and 6:30 p.m. Sundays through Aug. 6. $25 to $70. (213) 628-2772;

Footloose:“New Shoes 15” @ Highways Performance Space This is the 15th installment in an ongoing series that presents new and in-development works by emerging and established movement artists. Two performances only: 8:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday (July 14 and 15) at Highways Performance Space, 1651 18th St., Santa Monica. $15 to $20. (310) 453-1755; Found in Translation:“Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris” @ Odyssey Theatre This off-Broadway hit by Eric Blau and Mort Shuman introduced American audiences to Belgian singer-songwriter Jacques Brel, the “Bob Dylan of France.” Singers Marc Francoeur, Susan Kholer, Miyuki Miyagi and Michael Yapujian combine their vocal power for this funny, dark and romantic revival directed by Dan Fishbach. Now playing at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, and some Wednesdays and Thursdays (July 13, 19 and 27) through Aug. 27 at Odyssey Theatre, 2055 S. Sepulveda Blvd., West L.A. $27 to $36. (310) 477-2055, ext. 2; Looking for Love:“In Search of Intimacy: Make Love, Not Walls” @ Santa Monica Playhouse This collaboration with ShortBurst Theatre brings professional artists, tyro performers and community members together to explore the search for intimacy in the City of Angels. Now playing at 8 p.m. Sunday, July 23, at the Santa Monica Playhouse, 1211 4th St., Santa Monica. $20. (310) 394-9779, ext. 1; in one work and reappears in another, from sculptural collage to a painting on canvas. Through Aug. 19. Bolsky Gallery, 9045 Lincoln Blvd., Westchester. Free. (310) 665-6800; “Flea Circus: The Art of Mark Waldman,” opening reception 6 to 10 p.m. Sat., July 15. “Flea Circus” is a sensory tour of Waldman’s hand-crafted curiosities in all shapes and sizes. The show’s centerpiece, “Step Right Up,” is a massive 5’x6.5’ electric installation of 40 pieces wired together to choreograph sight and sound. Through Aug. 12. El Cuervo Gallery, 417 Main St., El Segundo. (310) 335-9928; “The World Wall: Canada,” opening reception 6 to 11 p.m. Saturday, July 15. “The World Wall: A Vision of the Future Without Fear” is a travelling installation mural conceived by artist Judy Baca. It examines contemporary issues of global importance: war, peace, cooperation, environment, interdependence and spiritual growth. Canada is the latest country added, with Finland, Russia, Israel/Palestine and Mexico already represented. SPARC Art, 685 Venice Blvd., Venice. Send event information at least 10 days in advance to calendar

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