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By Gary Walker Citing disappointment with a traffic study and a string of missed opportunities to demonstrate how the developer was willing to work with Playa del Rey residents, the Neighborhood Council of Westchester-Playa’s Planning and Land Use Committee tabled a vote on a proposed project by the Legado Co. July 16. Legado, a development and real estate firm owned by the family of Edward Czuker, was seeking approval to construct a 72-apartment mixed-use project with 16,000 square feet of retail space that the company calls Legado Del Mar at 138 Culver Blvd., a triangular shaped parcel known to locals as “Jake’s Lot.” There are plans to have a two-story subterranean parking structure at the mixed-use development. Legado owns several parcels in downtown Playa del Rey, including two potential development sites within close proximity to 138 Culver Blvd. Committee member David Voss announced he would not be voting in favor of the project after two of his committee colleagues had spoken, due largely in part to a traffic study that he soundly criticized. The plan calls for adding an additional left-turn signal to Nicholson Street that would

(Continued on page 11) A RENDERING OF LEGADO’s proposed mixed-used development at 138 Culver Blvd. in Playa del Rey.

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Page 12 Stan Ridgway, formerly of L.A. New Wave band Wall of Voodoo, will perform at McCabe’s Guitar Shop in Santa Monica at 8 p.m. Saturday, July 27.

Proposed airport sign district would require over 80,000 square feet By Gary Walker Los Angeles World Airports is moving ahead with a planned sign district at Los Angeles International Airport and residents who live near the airport had an opportunity to learn more about the proposal at a July 16 public hearing in Westchester. LAWA is proposing development and implementation of a sign district at LAX to permit new off-site or non-airport-related signage, within two distinctive sub-areas: landside and airside. On the landside sub-area, airport officials are requesting approximately 80,722 square feet of proposed new off-site signage throughout the Central Terminal Area. That includes 8,131 square feet of supergraphics, 10,368 square feet of wall signs and digital display signs. On the airside sub-area, approximately 289,600 square feet of new off-site signage is proposed on 153 passenger boarding bridges. Those numbers reflect the maximum amount of new locations and signage requested by LAWA

in its environmental impact report. Currently, LAX is permitted to and has routinely installed airportrelated or on-site signage on passenger boarding bridges, parking garages, columns, sky bridges, and terminal facilities, airport offical say. These signs are already permitted and utilized at LAX, including tenant signage on the terminals and on passenger boarding bridges, on-site related wall signs and supergraphics on sky bridges, as well as the existing billboard signs at the Park One Property in Westchester. LAWA representatives say no signs are expected on or near the new Tom Bradley International Terminal or the Theme Building. Airport officials say given the current signage that already exists at LAX, they anticipate no real change or very little change to the visual environment. New off-site signage in the landside subarea would be contained within the Central Terminal Area and the new off-site signage on the airside sub-area would be limited to the passenger boarding bridges, according to LAWA (Continued on page 9)


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Removing wetland drains Argument is not about would impact plant resources property but on Re: “Coastal Commission begins probe numbers of homeless of drainage system in Ballona Wetlands,” (Argonaut, July 18). The article reports allegations that Playa Vista’s flood control system includes drains which required a California Coastal Commission permit, but apparently lack one. If true, then Playa Vista should correct the situation if any correction is needed given the status. As an organization, Friends of Ballona Wetlands opposes any proposed remedy that interferes with the ongoing sound management of the highly successful freshwater marsh project and its delicate salt marsh surroundings, which still require careful professional management and thoughtful restoration. Your readers should be aware that these structures drain saltmarsh “stranded” by two boulevards – areas which historically drained to Ballona Creek but are now trapped by poor road design that the state wetland restoration will correct. The drains’ entry elevation is slightly higher than land level, so rainfall still soaks into the ground and does not drain through these structures. In fact, these drains have no effect on fresh ground water recharge, which in any case would be irrelevant were Ballona a properly functioning wetland enjoying twice daily tidal action. These structures will drain feet-deep fresh water from large successive downpours, like those which dropped 24 inches on L.A. over three consecutive months in 2005. Analogous to your home toilet standpipe, which drains excess water from a stuck tank valve instead of flooding your home, these drains similarly protect the wetlands. Removing these drains, as some have already advocated, could cause long-term fresh water “drowning” of the wetlands’ salt-tolerant flora and fauna, if storms like those in 2005 were to recur. Saltmarsh tolerates brief or infrequent fresh water flooding, but lengthy inundation eventually damages plants, cascading impacts to dependent fauna (see Alexander and Dunton, December 2002, Estuaries). Using methods proven at restorations from Tijuana, Mexico to Carpinteria, the state’s Ballona project will salvage existing plants and topsoil for nursery propagation, then re-plant “baby” plants and soil following land re-shaping that welcomes incoming tides. Contrary to the public interest, removing the subject drains jeopardizes this vast plant resource bank which will be critical to rapid and successful habitat restoration when the state correctly re-shapes the Ballona topography. Dr. David W. Kay President, Board of Directors Friends of Ballona Wetlands

Re: “Supreme Court ruling on property seizures affects Westside,” (Argonaut, July 11). According to the ruling in Lavan vs. City of Los Angeles, upheld by two federal court injunctions, Los Angeles retains the authority to remove abandoned belongings on public thoroughfares but cannot remove goods which clearly belong to a homeless person just because they remain unattended for a period of time. Property owners still wonder about the blight of homelessness in their communities, while civic activists either celebrate homeless persons or worry about the plight of poverty which afflicts them. Lawyers merely litigate the property rights of the homeless persons. Instead of arguing about a homeless man’s belongings, why don’t city leaders, civic activists, and lawyers attend to a more important issue: why are there so many homeless in Los Angeles? First of all, the individual may be a veteran who has not received proper care from the Veterans Administration. The Brentwood VA has turned into a private club for pet owners, laundromats and solar panels, yet tens of thousands of wounded warriors still wander the streets. Instead of discussing gun violence and mental health in a Santa Monica City Council open forum on July 15, Rep. Henry Waxman should have discussed the neglected transient homeless veterans. Second, the growing problem of mental illness has not been addressed effectively. The gradual expansion of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual has catalogued more diseases, yet has provided no solutions. The governmental expansion into health insurance has decreased quality care and access for practitioners and patients. Waxman’s signature legislation, the Affordable Care Act, has only exacerbated this problem. Then there are those who still struggle to find a job and get back on their feet in this anemic economy. A government which taxed less, spent less, did less (that we would see less of altogether), would help ensure more business, more commerce, more opportunities and less homelessness. Arthur Christopher Schaper Torrance

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Twenty-five years of post-Proposition 13 property tax and supporting local business, and my neighborhood is being ruined by private developers who have been given 60-year leases and permits to put up three buildings with more than 1,600 apartments and a hotel on public land in Marina del Rey in exchange for (Letters continued on page 7)

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Relations Committee, who is usually critical of LAX, thinks the sign district plan may have some merit. Environmental and Land Use Planning “As long as they are not impacting Director Lisa Trifiletti. Trifiletti said the proposed sign district the community and as long as they are does not require approval from the Federal not distracting drivers, I don’t have any problem with it,” said Denny Schneider, Aviation Administration. who is also on the neighborhood council. LAWA representatives say pilots will “We’re not going to try and micromanage not be affected by the bright lights of a them.” digital billboard because there will be The Westchester-Playa council heard constraints on the size, density and the a presentation from Trifiletti on the LAX level of intensity of the signs. sign district last year. “Through our detailed sign According to the Coalition to Ban regulations, as well as through the LAX Billboard Blight, the total square footage sign ordinance, LAWA will control sign of commercial advertising signs to be placement, size, total area, sign type, and placed on terminal walls, wrapped around direction and use of illumination and columns and attached to the faces of digital technology,” Trifiletti explained. “These comprehensive restrictions are pedestrian bridges and parking structures would be the equivalent of 550 full-size designed to protect public and aviation billboards. safety and to prevent any potential traffic The coalition, whose executive hazards inside the Central Terminal director is Venice resident Dennis Area. The safety of all of our passengers, Hathaway, is a nonprofit organization visitors, pedestrians, commercial vehicle representing groups and individuals operators and drivers, and especially our committed to “defending the urban pilots and air traffic controllers is our landscape of Los Angeles from number-one primary objective.” a proliferation of billboards and Trifiletti said that when the sign supergraphic signs.” district application was first submitted to The organization has been at the the Department of City Planning, federal, forefront of challenging outdoor sign state and local sign code regulations, the companies that have erected hundreds of LAX airport plans, including its Master billboards on the Westside over the last Plan and Specific Plan were carefully decade. reviewed, as well as a number of sign The supergraphics, digital signs and research studies, other sign districts, and wall signs at LAX would not be visible the proposed city sign ordinance. from city streets. “Prior to submitting, we vetted the City Planning Director Michael application with the FAA tower, to ensure LoGrande said in a June 21 letter that that all lighting was properly placed, while the regulations for the proposed shielded and focused to avoid glare or sign district would supersede existing unnecessary light spill-over, and that the rules in the city’s municipal code, the proposed project would not result in any proposal also includes a mechanism to electrical interference with aeronautical remove several billboards that are under lights that may be detrimental to operation LAWA’s control. of aircraft or aircraft instrumentation,” she “The estimated implementation for the added. construction of the new signage within the An FAA spokesman said the federal project is 2013,” LoGrande wrote. agency was unaware of the sign district The sign district in tentatively slated to project and therefore could not comment be reviewed by the Planning Commission on it. Aug. 22. It will require approval from the A member of the Neighborhood City Council.§ Council of Westchester-Playa’s Airport Gary@ArgonautNews.com. (Continued from cover)

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By Gary Walker Rep. Henry Waxman (D- Venice) is asking the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to be part of a future meeting on the Santa Monica Airport. On July 16, the congressman, who for several years represented Santa Monica, wrote a letter to FAA Administrator Michael Huerta, asking that the FAA participate in a forum in Santa Monica with local residents and city officials to discuss options for the future of the Santa Monica Airport. “I write about an issue of great importance to constituents in the 33rd District of California, which I represent: the future of Santa Monica Airport,” the congressman began. “I am asking the FAA to participate in a forum to hear from local residents and the city about their priorities for the airport. “The Santa Monica Airport is just feet from many homes in Santa Monica. For years, residents have had to live with safety, noise and pollution issues at the airport,” Waxman continued. “I share the concerns of the residents living around the airport and have been fighting for improvements for many years.” Waxman took part in a community forum on the general aviation airport April 27 in Venice and has been increasingly more outspoken regarding what he and other Westside legislators feel are top priorities: providing their constituents with relief from the noise and pollutants from the airport as well as engaging the FAA in conversations about what should happen to the airfield after an operating agreement with the federal government ends in two years. Banning lead fuel from airplanes, requiring departures to fly over Santa Monica, eliminating flight schools at the airport and prohibiting jets from leaving and flying into the airport were among the topics discussed at the April meeting. “The operating agreement with the FAA is due to expire in 2015, and the future of the airport is at a critical juncture,” Waxman wrote. “It’s time to start having frank conversation with the

FAA about Santa Monica Airport post2015.” The date of the expiration of the contract could be a potential obstacle at a future date, as FAA officials have consistently said the agreement expires in 2023. Since he began representing Venice and Marina del Rey due to redistricting in 2012, Waxman has heard complaints of a different sort. In Santa Monica and neighboring Mar Vista, they were largely centered on the proximity of the runway to residences as well as the pollutants from the jet traffic. In Venice, the congressman is hearing more about noise from jets taking off and flying over Venice as well as airplane safety. “As we approach the expiration of the 2015 agreement, I ask that FAA officials participate in a forum in Santa Monica with city of Santa Monica officials and members of the community surrounding the airport to discuss options for the future of the airport,” Waxman wrote. Venice residents are also interested in a FAA-initiated test regarding a possible change in the flight departure path from the airfield. Currently, aircraft take off from the airport and fly west over Venice. The FAA ran a six-month test in 2011, where departing planes took off over Santa Monica. Mindy Taylor-Ross is one homeowner who would like to see the flight path change. “The airport traffic that is sent over our community has increased over the last several years,” said Taylor-Ross, a Venice resident. “We hope that Santa Monica Airport will come together with Los Angeles to share the burden of the flight path with Santa Monica. We want to make it more equitable.” Santa Monica initiated a visioning plan nearly two years ago to solicit input from businesses and residents about what they would like to see happen regarding the city-owned airport subsequent to 2015. § Gary@ArgonautNews.com.

LA Union Station Master Plan Seeks Input Join us in shaping the future of Union Station. The LA Union Station Master Plan will create a careful blueprint for growth that honors the rich history of the station and surrounding communities – and Metro wants to hear from you. Metro will present refined alternative concepts at a community meeting to be held Thursday, August 1 at 5:30pm at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels. More information at metro.net/lausmp.

Crenshaw/LAX Rail Line Construction on Track The 8.5-mile Metro Crenshaw/LAX light rail line took a big step forward with the award of a $1.27 billion contract to Walsh/Shea Corridor Constructors for final design and construction of the project. The line will run between the Metro Expo Line and the Metro Green Line with eight new stations, including stations at Leimert Park and Hindry Avenue, and is scheduled to open in late 2019.

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Design Control Board supports proposed redevelopment of Pier 44 Rendering from Jack Hollander & Associates, Inc.

THE PROPOSED REDEVELOPMENT of Pier 44 in Marina del Rey includes amenities such as boating retailer West Marine, which the applicant says will be considered a “flagship” store.

The Marina del Rey Design Control Board has supported in concept the proposed redevelopment of Pier 44, including a specialty market, boating retailer, restaurant, retail offerings and boater accommodations. The property, which covers nearly 8.4 acres on land and 4.7 acres along the water, is located off Admiralty Way, between Mindanao and Bali ways

in Marina del Rey. The site currently includes seven buildings housing boat brokers, boat maintenance and repair services, offices and restrooms. Under the proposal, applicant Pacific Marina Ventures, LLC plans to demolish all existing buildings and construct new buildings that would accommodate most of the current uses. Representatives of Pacific Marina

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Ventures told the Design Control Board that they hope to construct a site that will provide great services to boaters and local residents while attracting visitors from surrounding communities. While the plan calls for replacing existing functions catering to boaters’ needs, the redevelopment project will add a variety of services that will enhance boaters’ and visitors’ experience, the applicant says.

“Our proposed development plan for Pier 44 can certainly be called a ‘boaters’ paradise.’ The project has been designed to provide boaters the amenities and functions they require,” wrote Jack Hollander, project architect. “We have maintained an architectural theme throughout the Pier 44 project that will welcome the community and be a wonderful environment for boaters and the local community.” Among the goals of the development are to increase and improve view corridors, provide an improved and safer bicycle path, improve public access to the water, create an aesthetically pleasing promenade, provide pedestrian access from nearby streets to the site and design buildings complementary to the location on the Marina waterfront. Key features of the redeveloped parcel will include a specialty market such as Trader Joe’s; boating retailer West Marine, which the applicant says will be considered a “flagship” store; boaters’ accommodations such as restrooms and showers, laundry facilities, community room and a boaters’ lounge; boat brokers offices; and retail spaces. A two-story, 8,000-square foot restaurant building designed in a Spanish motif style is also proposed. Other planned Parcel 44 features include a water taxi station, sewage pumpout facilities and water dinghy docks.

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‘Old Fashioned Day’ returns to Burton Chace Park The Classic Yacht Association and Los Angeles County Department of Beaches and Harbors will recreate an Old Fashioned Day in the Park at Marina del Rey’s Burton Chace Park, 13650 Mindanao Way, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, July 28. The 37th annual event will feature classic yachts and vintage automobiles from the first half of the 20th century. Visitors will have the chance to board the vintage yachts dating back to the 1920s, as well as view a wide array of restored vintage automobiles including “woodies,” Model A’s, Ford Thunderbirds

and more. Designers and manufacturers of the restored yachts include Stephens Bros., Ed Monk, Sr., Fellows and Stewart, Chris Craft, Dawn and Elco. Mindful, a restored 1955 Chris Craft Conqueror, has been seen on the television show NCIS-LA. “We love to share our passion for these American treasures,” says Christine Rohde, staff commodore of the International Association and event coordinator. “Each of our yachts is a unique piece of America’s history, like an architectural landmark.” Information, www.classicyacht.org.


Committee chides Legado over lack of parking spaces, traffic study photo by Gary Walker

LEGADO COMPANIES brought several new renderings of its mixed-use development in Playa del Rey, but they were not enough to convince the Neighborhood Council of Westchester-Playa’s Planning and Land Use Committee to greenlight their plan.

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allow more traffic to move onto Pershing Avenue. “This two-lane (proposal) cannot be justified by the project,” he stated, waving the study. Voss, a former West Los Angeles Area Planning commissioner, said the traffic study assumes unproven facts such as the final stages of the commercial and retail component of the planned community of Playa Vista, scheduled to be completed by 2015. “I categorically reject the building of two lanes on Nicholson and categorically reject the presumptions that it assumes,” Voss asserted. Nicholson has been the site of many accidents, some fatal, in Playa del Rey. Most recently, Venice resident Brigitte Burdine, a video game casting director, was killed by a hit and run motorist near Nicholson Dec. 29, 2010 while walking eastbound on Culver. The Legado project does have supporters, who think it has the potential to enhance a community in need of a facelift. “I’m pleased to hear there has been a move to develop the site,” said Fredi Siegel, a Playa del Rey resident. “I see this as a move to make Playa del Rey a more vibrant community.” LAX Coastal Area Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Christina Davis said her organization welcomed the proposed development and revitalization of Jake’s Lot. “The chamber is also urging all developers of new projects to incorporate a local hiring program, to the extent possible,”

she said. But there has also been a great deal of anxiety surrounding the projects and in some cases, outright opposition. Michael Gemme, who lives on Montreal Street near the project site, told the committee that he was awakened by construction noise that occurred before 7 a.m., the earliest time that construction can begin. Gemme said he and his neighbors were not notified that Legado was beginning preliminary work at the project site. “These people do not care about our community,” Gemme asserted. He also took issue with the

planned subterranean garage. “Two stories underground, with this water table? That’s ridiculous,” he said. Residents of “the Jungle,” a collection of apartment buildings and homes next to the Jake’s Lot parcel, say one complex that has underground parking frequently has trouble with flooding during rains and high tides. Committee member Cheryl Burnett, who lives in Playa del Rey, said not taking a vote on the project was a no-brainer after hearing from Czuker’s representatives. “We had no choice except to table the motion,” she said. Burnett was also dismayed

that no additional parking had been included in Legado’s presentation. “The more that we meet with Legado the worse the project gets,” she told the developer’s representatives. “The fact that there is no mitigation for parking is beyond me.” Parking and traffic are the two biggest problems the community faces, several residents have said in prior meetings with Derek Jones, who was in charge of the Playa del Rey projects for Legado last year. Calls to Legado representatives for comment on the traffic study, the committee’s remarks on their presentation and its decision not to vote on their project were referred to Benjamin Reznik, an attorney with the Century City law firm of Jeffer, Mangels, Butler & Mitchell LLP. Reznik, who is the spokesman for the Playa del Rey project, said the developer is in the early stages of the project and his client will be ready to answer all the committee’s questions the next time that Legado makes a presentation. “We will have responses to everything that was raised at the meeting,” Reznik told The Argonaut. The developer’s representatives did not mention an environmental analysis at the meeting. Former Legado chief operating officer Jones, who represented the developer until last year, indicated at prior meetings that he did not think a complete environmental impact report was necessary for the project site.

“Given the proximity of the parcels to each other, we would like to see a full environmental review,” Burnett said. “We need to understand all of the impacts that these developments can have on our small community.” Former Los Angeles Councilman Bill Rosendahl called on city Planning Director Michael LoGrande last year to consider a full environmental review. “What Legado believes, based on the studies that have been done with respect to (138 Culver Blvd.) any and all identifiable impacts can and will be mitigated,” Reznik said. “Therefore, a full EIR is not legally required.” Patricia Lyon, who chairs the planning and land use committee, said the earliest that Legado could be placed on the committee’s agenda again is in September. Reznik said his client will be ready to address any public concerns. “I’m very confident that we will have a very attractive project that will be acceptable (to the committee),” the attorney stated. Burnett said she expects the developer’s subsequent presentation to be drastically different than the one that was shown at the July 16 meeting. “I would hope to see some sign that they have listened to the community and that they have come up with a solution for parking and traffic in Playa del Rey,” she said.§ Gary@ArgonautNews.com.

Legado representatives say no plans exist for Toes Beach development By Gary Walker For several years, residents of Playa del Rey have seen plans for three developments near their downtown area that some think have the potential to revitalize their community, while others feel they will transform it into an extension of the South Bay’s beach cities. But a revelation by the Legado Co., the development company seeking to develop in what is known as “Lower Playa,” might change some of the existing sentiments. After the prospect of the three potential developments was raised, the developer’s representatives now say they are planning only to build on the parcel known as Jake’s Lot at 138 Culver Blvd. The comments followed a passionate testimony from the public about the development company’s plans July 16. Pressed by committee member Cheryl Burnett, Legado Co. Vice President Heather Lee said her company has no immediate plans for two other parcels that they own at 230 Culver Blvd., which would include

developing near Outlaws restaurant, and at Toes Beach. “I have not seen any plans for any other parcel (other than Jake’s Lot),” Lee told the committee. That revelation came as a surprise to members of the committee, many of whom have seen plans for and attended community meetings where both sites have been discussed and renderings of the projects have been shown. Last year, former Legado executive Derek Jones displayed plans for 138 Culver Blvd. as well as 230 Culver Blvd. at meetings where Burnett was present. The latter development, according to previous plans, was slated to be a mixeduse project with 63 apartments and 11,000 square feet of retail. Burnett, who lives blocks away from Toes Beach on Pacific Avenue, said it was “a complete shock” to hear that Legado has no immediate plans to develop the two additional sites. “It was especially shocking given that

we have heard specific plans for their two other projects for five years now,” she added. The other committee members appeared as equally surprised and questioned Lee why renderings of the Outlaws property had been previously presented. Legado representatives insisted that they only had plans for the Jake’s Lot parcel. “Unfortunately, there has been some misinformation in the past,” said Benjamin Reznik, a Legado spokesman. “There are no applications pending for the other sites.” Reznik said market factors would determine if his client would choose to develop the two other properties in the future. Burnett said it seemed as though all of the previous community meetings had been for naught. “I feel like they haven’t been listening to the community for the last five years,” she said.§ Gary@ArgonautNews.com. July 25, 2013 THE ARGONAUT PAGE 11


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•This Week•

Access Hollywood Auction of celebrity memorabilia to touch down at Santa Monica Airport By Michael Aushenker

Artifacts once owned by John Lennon, Elvis Presley, Marilyn Monroe and Steve McQueen are spotlighted in “Mecum Celebrity Items Auction: Celebrating the Legendary History of Hollywood,” a two-day event to be held July 26-27 at Santa Monica Airport’s Barker Hangar. The inaugural auction, which organizers hope to make an annual tradition, will also prove to be the unlikely nexus of Lennon’s “Lost Weekend” lover, Ringo Starr’s former fiancé, and McQueen’s widow, all of whom are scheduled to appear in person. With auctions hosted nationwide, Mecum Auctions bills itself as the world leader of collector car and road art sales, and this event expands its scope by introducing Hollywood collectibles. The celebrity auction will be

Dana Mecum last October, and he said Santa Monica Airport became the logical (and biggest) place to hold the event. “The city of Santa Monica has been absolutely wonderful,” Way said. Presley and The Beatles figure prominently at the weekend auction. Presley items include three-and-a-half hours of unedited videotaped footage from the last two concerts the “King of Rock ‘n’ Roll” ever performed in 1977 at venues in Rapid City, SD, and Omaha, Neb. “We are not selling the copyright rights to reproduce or broadcast as memorabilia,” Way said. There is also the first fan letter Presley ever wrote, dated Jan. 16, 1956, apologizing for a delay in responding to a female fan’s request for photos, as well as a 1972 Cadillac El Dorado station wagon. Cadillac, which never made El Dorado station wagons, created them for only two people: Presley and Dean Martin. According to Way, Presley gave the car to manager Colonel Tom Parker as a gift, but the singer wound up borrowing it so often, Parker let him keep it. Appearing in person will be former Lennon flame May Pang, who consigned a pair of amber-tinted Lennon prescription Swan glasses that the Beatles icon wore during their legendary “Lost Weekend” (Lennon’s 18-month separation from wife Yoko Ono in which he took up with Pang, their former personal assistant). Also from the mid-1970s comes an item once belonging to the Beatles’ drummer – the Ringo Starr Power Ring. Nancy Lee Andrews, who commissioned the silver and gold Electrum diamond ring for then-fiancé Starr, will also attend the Mecum event. Fans of the Beatles’ solo output may remember the jewel from the cover of Starr’s 1977 album, “Ringo the 4th.” In addition to Starr’s ring, a 1957 Chevy Bel Air Coupe, built by George Barris for a 1970s variety show starring Starr, returns to California after three decades of storage in Australia. Sinatra’s scathing 1976 letter to Chicago

The tricked-out 1965 Imperial Sedan, dubbed the “Black Beauty,” that actor Seth Rogen drove in 2011’s feature film “The Green Hornet.” Photo courtesy of Columbia Pictures.

Tribune columnist Mike Royko comes courtesy of the estate of Vie Carlson, who bought it from Royko. (In 2009, Carlson brought the letter on the PBS hit show “Antiques Roadshow.”) In one of his columns, Royko accused Sinatra of employing a phalanx of police protection while in Chicago on taxpayers’ dime. “He fired him a funny, scathing angry letter,” Way said, reading the missive, in which “Old Blue Eyes” refutes the accusation with the line “I don’t know you and you don’t know me… I do not have an army of flunkies.” According to organizers, one of the most fascinating items up for bid is a lost piece of Hollywood history connected to international superstar McQueen. The actor’s “Yucatan” chests, two trunks containing 16 leather-bound notebooks filled with drawings, photographs, storyboard illustrations (drawn by famed storyboard artist Nikita Knatz), and a detailed story pitch written by McQueen, were meant to be McQueen’s follow-up to his racing epic “Le Mans.” Between 1969-71, the actor worked on “Yucatan.” However, with his stardom on the decline, McQueen could not get his pet project off the ground. For fans of vintage motorcycles, McQueen’s 1931 Harley Davidson VL 74, a

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It’s Ridgway or the highway

The nautical outfit Jessica Alba rocks in 2005’s “Into The Blue” is one of the more than 2,000 auction items up for bid at this weekend’s Mecum Auction at Santa Monica Airport.

a departure for Mecum Auctions, a family-run entity headquartered in Walworth, Wis. and established in 1988 by Dana Mecum, which sells $350 million worth of cars annually, explained Mick Way, head of Celebrity Items at Mecum Auctions who noted the event will be live-streamed on Mecum’s website. The origin of the July 26-27 auction began in January 2012 when Way met biographer Marshall Terrill and McQueen’s widow, Barbara, at a Las Vegas book signing at South Point Casino. Through Terrill’s contacts, Way connected with several collectors of Hollywood memorabilia. “They said ‘We do have this stuff and we’re willing to sell them,’” Way told The Argonaut. Way devised a business strategy and brought it to PAGE 12 THE ARGONAUT July 25, 2013

By Michael Aushenker So what was it about the 1983 US Festival that broke famous bands up? Seminal English punk group The Clash dissolved onstage during the three-day Steve Wozniak-sponsored San Bernardino show, and so did L.A. New Wave band Wall of Voodoo. But in the case of the latter, perhaps it was for the best, as Voodoo front man Stan Ridgway has since forged an eclectic career as a solo artist. He will perform at McCabe’s Guitar Shop, 3101 Pico Blvd. in Santa Monica at 8 p.m. Saturday, July 27. Best known for their jangly Southwest-flavored 1983 hit ditty “Mexican Radio” (which ruled MTV in its early days), Wall of Voodoo formed almost by accident in 1977 after Ridgway, who ran a film scoring business in Hollywood, caught the band-making bug after catching live punk acts in the area. Shortly after Wall of Voodoo’s US Festival debacle, Ridgway embarked on his solo career, collaborating with The Police drummer Stewart Copeland on

the track “Don’t Box Me In” for the soundtrack of director Francis Ford Coppola’s movie “Rumble Fish.” Ridgway eventually came full circle scoring cinema, and also devised orchestral pieces for prominent lowbrow painter Mark Ryden. On July 18, 2006, Ridgway returned to his old group – kind of. Billed as Wall of Voodoo, Ridgway and a line-up that included none of the other original performers opened for Cyndi Lauper at Orange County’s Pacific Ampitheatre. Oddly, Ridgway was compelled to recount the history of his former band in the song “Talkin’ Wall Of Voodoo Blues Part 1,” which appeared on his album, “Snakebite: Blacktop Ballads and Fugitive Songs” (2005). His most recent solo albums include “Neon Mirage” (2010) and “Mr. Trouble” (2012), but attendees can likely expect a few Voodoo songs at the July 27 show. Tickets are $20. Information, McCabes.com.§ Michael@ArgonautNews.com


A poet’s ‘Field’ of dreams By Michael Aushenker

Go on, my friend. Don’t be afraid. Go forth to “The Field” Where all the lives are made. Pour your soul into that land And see what it will yield. Whatever you can be Awaits you in “The Field.”

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– Jeremy Cone Not your typical invite to a poetry reading – then again, Jeremy Cone is not your typical poet. Originally from Boston, Del Rey resident Jeremy Cone leads a bohemian life as a writer, poet, composer, lyricist, photographer and performer around the Westside. Based out of the original City Hall building in Venice, Beyond Baroque appears to be a perfect fit for Cone the poet as a public space dedicated to expanding the hoi polloi’s intake and understanding of poetry, literature and art. After appearing there, Cone will be in good company among the L.A. bohemia who have performed there, which include Tom Waits, X’s Exene Cervenkova, Patti Smith, Michael McClure, and actor Viggo Mortensen. Consider “The Field” Cone’s “Beowulf.” He began writing his “epic poem” a year and a half ago in Los

Angeles. “I wanted to grow a life as a human and artist so I put those feelings into poems, then put the poems into songs, and then the songs into a story,” Cone, 27, told The Argonaut. Previously, “The Field” has been performed as a live show at the Talking Stick Coffee Lounge in Venice and in New York City in June. “I’ve performed pieces of it at many open-mic venues across Los Angeles, from Hollywood to Silver Lake, Santa Monica to Culver City,” Cone said. “But it’s been a dream of mine to do it at Beyond Baroque since so many great poets have performed there.” Cone will recite “The Field” on Saturday, July 27 at 8 p.m. Admission: $10. Beyond Baroque is at 681 Venice Blvd.,Venice.§ Michael@ArgonautNews.com

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But upon graduating in 1996, he hit a Carrara marble wall. “I got back and I was paralyzed,” said Park, who spent a year working at a Providence skate shop. “I didn’t know what direction to go.” Parks parents cut him off. He followed his UCLA Law School student brother, Paul, out to Los Angeles, where he crashed for a while at Paul’s Westwood pad. That eventually curdled. “He got sick of me,” Park said, smiling. So he moved to West Hollywood, where Park got a job working at the art-house Laemmle Theatres on Crescent Heights and Sunset Boulevard, followed by a stint at the Art Store on Beverly Boulevard. He then started teaching at Concord Prep High School in Santa Monica, which was shut down after an embezzlement scandal. His teaching gig morphed over to a stint at the Boys & Girls Club of Santa Monica, where he taught until 2011. Park gives mad props to his business partner, Santa Monicabased artist Hans Haveron, whom he met years ago at Burning Man. “We work really well together,” Park said. “He helped me unlock the whole thing.” Venice resident John Park, live painting at Santa Monica’s Copa D’Oro on a Thursday night.

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Palette of the Apes

From exhibitions to live painting, John Park lives the Venice artist’s life By Michael Aushenker Back in the day, rap stars such as Run-D.M.C. and L.L. Cool J liked to pose the rhetorical question, “Is it live?” The rhetorical response, in the case of local artist John Park, would be a resounding “yes.” Park can be found weekly at Copa D’Oro near Broadway and Second Street in Santa Monica (every Thursday night from 5:30 p.m.-1 a.m.) and at Venice’s Canal Club on Pacific Avenue (Fridays) painting easels in the middle of a thriving restaurant crowd. “All these pieces were started live,” Park, surrounded by half-a-dozen massive canvases, told The Argonaut at CAVE Gallery on Abbot Kinney Boulevard, where his recent exhibit, Gorilla Warfare, came to a close earlier this month. The Venice resident’s recent work depicts anime-listic anthropomorphic simian people with assault rifles and cartoony post-apocalyptic terrain reminiscent of the animated video “Tank Girl” that cartoonist and Gorillaz member Jamie Hewlett did for the trip-hop group’s “Clint Eastwood” video. Park’s artwork wasn’t always this fun. Postcollege, the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) graduate found himself at a crossroads. Today, Park, who currently has a painting at HIVE Gallery’s Super Villains show in downtown L.A. (naturally, he chose the Flash’s foe Gorilla Grodd), gets paid handsomely for his large mixed media-onwood creations as well as his live art performances. He recently took a trip with CAVE co-owner Patrick Iaconis to Lightning in a Bottle in Temecula, where he painted at the arts/music festival amid 19,000 PAGE 14 THE ARGONAUT July 25, 2013

attendees. Park layers his work with design elements and letter fonts that permeate the backdrop of his characters, which he sees as “Animal Farm”-style commentary on various societies, be it Cuba or Egypt or an African nation, in which governments are toppled by “a violent coup, followed by a military junta” and the shining hope for a democracy among its oppressed people has been dimmed to a faint glimmer. Originally, the Gorilla Warfare show, which represents his “frustration and indignation” with the world theater and the “mass incarceration of minority populations,” was going to be called Flower Power, a nod to the famous 1970s image of hippies sticking flowers in the gun barrels of occupying National Guards. Park rattles off a list of contemporaries he admires. There are the evergreens such as lowbrow pop art surrealists Camille Rose Garcia, Mark Ryden, Robert Williams and David Choe, as well as some more obscure creators: Amsterdam-based artist Chris Barrons, who does Photoshop effects by hand, Kent Williams and Doze Green. Park grew up in Columbus, OH. Back at RISD, he majored in painting and studied the classic artists – Da Vinci, Michelangelo – immersing himself in direct observation. “At the time, I was an art snob,” he admitted. “I was there to get as many arrows in my quiver as I possibly could,” meaning formal, photo-realistic art experiences. Park spent part of his education at the doorstep of said Renaissance masters, at the Palazzo in Rome.

Park and designer girlfriend Julie Hunter model the gorilla helmets Park created.

Park arrives via skateboard at C.A.V.E. Gallery on Abbot Kinney, site of Park’s recent exhibit “Gorilla Warfare,” and chats with C.A.V.E. co-owner Patrick Iaconis (left).


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Park, Haveron, and a couple of mutual artist friends enjoy what they call the “Backyard Sessions;” they’ll get together in Park’s garden at about 2 in the afternoon, crack open a six-pack, and do some simultaneous painting. “It motivates us to work,” Haveron said. “A few hours in which we hang out, listen to some music, not checking email again.” Back in 2008, Park wasn’t so spontaneous. He took about 12 months to painstakingly create 12 tiny pieces for an exhibit at the trendy (but now defunct) Zero One Gallery in West Hollywood. A painter son of creatives who grew up surrounded by artists, Haveron told The Argonaut that his basic advice to his buddy was to “get faster. He had this technique that was (holding him back from being prolific). I (urged him to) pump it out, to make money, do things quicker.” Haveron half-jokingly pointed out how Park’s conservative Korean background and his Leo nature conspired to ensure that an uptight Park would “stick to one thing” and be obsessive on trying to master it. And Haveron suspects that Park’s 8-year-plus relationship with a former girlfriend, whom Haveron described as “high-maintenance,” also figured into Park’s lack of progress at that juncture in time. “He just played video games non-stop,” Haveron recalled. According to Park’s partner in art, it was losing his Concord job and his longtime girlfriend that re-birthed Park, his commitment to his art, and, soon after, helped him find his visual voice. “I came from a hippie family in which

you make sure you’re free,” said Haveron, who has been painting live since 1995 and who brought Park into the live painting fold. He believes this pressure-cooker approach to creating canvases has done a lot to loosen up Park. The current output, Haveron observes, is Park “being himself. “Being a kid and kind of cartoonish, more whimsical.” That said, “(Park) intellectually likes to discuss world events, space,” Haveron continued. “He’s good-natured and we always chat about politics, scientific discovery, etc. I like painting with him for that reason.” Today, Park thrives on the live situation, which he said is still an edgy challenge and not rote. Today, things are cool between Park and his parents and sibling Paul, who now serves as the general consul of Cesar Chavez Foundation and lives in Monterey Park with Park’s newborn niece. West L.A. residents have plenty of opportunities to catch Park’s work. In addition to his regular weekly gigs at Santa Monica’s Copa D’Oro and Venice’s Canal Club, Park spent 12 hours across two days painting up the wall space of Seoul Sausage, the much-anticipated trendy Little Osaka eatery just off Sawtelle Boulevard. And when he is not making art for a living, he spends his personal time with his artist buds and fashion designer Julie Hunter, his girlfriend of two years. But come those weekly gigs at Copa D’Oro and Canal Club for Park, as Kool Moe Dee, another Old School MC, used to rap: “I go to work!” To see Park paint live, visit Copa D’Oro, 217 Broadway, Santa Monica, and Canal Club, 2025 Pacific Ave., Venice. For more on Park’s art, artbattles.com/ artists/john-park.§ Michael@ArgonautNews.com Photo courtesy of MGM/Columbia.

A replica of the ED-209, the malfunctioning prototype cyber-police officer from the original “Robocop” (1987)

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reconstituted, non-functioning bike, will certainly prove a highlight. In December 1979, the motorcycle, in pieces, awaited

restoration at McQueen’s private Ventura County warehouse when the “Bullit” star was suddenly diagnosed with a rare form of cancer. McQueen passed away nearly a year later, and the bike lay in disrepair until collector Mike Eisenberg restored it. “We once drove 700 miles on a whim

Cross Pollination, One of the pieces from Park’s 2013 “Gorilla Warfare” series.

to go see a rare bike,” Barbara McQueen, who will appear at the auction, said of her motorcycle fanatic late husband. “He had an encyclopedic mind when it came to every make and model, and knew the entire history of all his bikes.” Other former McQueen possessions will include his 1969 Chevrolet C/10 Baja race truck, designed by off-road specialist Vic Hickey. Mecum Auctions will offer plenty on the block for the fanboys, including a theater lobby-replica of the ED-209 from the 1987 sci-fi classic “Robocop,” the 2011 “Green Hornet’s” car Black Beauty, and Captain America’s cowl, worn by actor Dick Purcell in the 12-part serial “Captain America.” Filmed between Oct. 12 and Nov. 24, 1943, decades before Marvel super heroes Spider-Man, Iron Man and the X-Men would gross hundreds of millions of dollars, 1944’s “Captain America” proved the most expensive undertaking Republic Studios had ever produced ($222,906). Based on the iconic comic book character created by writer Joe Simon and artist Jack Kirby in 1941, “Captain America” serial is technically the first theatrical release featuring a Marvel Comics hero. Fans who have always dreamt of owning an item of “Fantastic Four” star Jessica Alba will be in luck. The auction showcases a striped bikini and a crochet-

bottomed wetsuit cut-off top worn by Alba as “Sam” in the 2005 surfing drama “Into the Blue.” Mecum will also display the weaved-leather bullwhip (designed and constructed by David Morgan) used by actor River Phoenix in the opening scenes of Steven Spielberg’s 1989 sequel “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade,” which explained how Harrison Ford’s “Raiders of the Lost Ark” archaeologist/ adventurer received his signature hat, whip and scar. Other artifacts include ones once belonging to Burt Reynolds, Jack Nicholson, Roy Rogers, Jimmy Stewart, Gene Kelly, “The Lone Ranger” star Clayton Moore, Iron Eyes Cody, Evel Knievel,and gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson, and from movies “It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World,” “Red River,” “Rio Grande,” “The Raven,” “The Magic Christian,” “Bananas,” “Thelma & Louise,” “Pirates of the Caribbean,” “Cabin in the Woods,” and “Man of Steel.” Admission is $20 per person each day; children 12 and younger are admitted free. Public preview hours: July 25, 6-9 p.m.; July 26, noon-5 p.m. Live auction hours: July 26, 5-9 p.m.; July 27, 1-5 p.m. Barker Hangar, Santa Monica Airport, 3021 Airport Ave., Santa Monica. Information, mecum.com; (262) 275-5050. § Michael@ArgonautNews.com July 25, 2013 THE ARGONAUT PAGE 15


Community Calendar Thursday, 7/25

SYMPHONIC THURSDAYS – for Marina

del Rey’s free summer concerts features Ruslan Biryukov playing a cello piece entitled, “American Influences.” 7-9 p.m., Burton Chace Park, 13650 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey, marinadelrey.lacounty. gov, (310) 305 – 9545.

SANTA MONICA PIER – Twilight Concert Series features bands No Age and Tijuana Panthers. Free, 7 p.m., info@ santamonicapier.org, (310) 458 – 8901. RAW LASAGNA – Indulge in this healthy

version of an all-time favorite. Learn how to create your own low calorie, nutrientpacked raw lasagna with cashew “ricotta” cheese, rich tomato sauce and zucchini “pasta” noodles. Make your own personal pasta creation to take home. 7-8 p.m., $5 admission includes class fee and materials, RSVP at the Customer Service desk or email healthy.venice@wholefoods.com, Whole Foods Market Venice, 225 Lincoln Blvd., Venice.

JAZZ AT THE LAX JAZZ CLUB – hosts the Bobby Matos Afro Latin Jazz Ensemble for the night’s live entertainment. No cover, $20 food and beverage minimum, 7-11 p.m., Crowne Plaza LAX hotel, 5985 W. Century Blvd., Westchester, (310) 642 – 7500, CrownePlaza.com.

12:20 p.m., presentation 12:45 p.m., $17.50 admission includes luncheon, tax, service and parking. Reservations appreciated, 4469 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey, (310) 823 – 4567, calyachtclub.com.

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Thursday through Aug. 29 where you can practice different kriyas (yoga sets) to help balance emotions and increase awareness. Recipes and dietary tips are provided to help you cleanse. Beginners to yoga and drop-ins welcome. 5-6:20 p.m., nonresidents $95, residents $83, 1450 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, smgov.net/1450ocean or (310) 458-2239.

and motorcycles at its inaugural Mecum Celebrity Items Auction: Celebrating the Legendary History of Hollywood. The featured rare and unique autos include those from Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Steve McQueen, Bette Davis, “The Green Hornet,” and many more. Barker Hangar, 3021 Airport Ave., Santa Monica, barkerhangar.com.

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MARINA CITY CLUB – hosts “Hound ICE CREAM SOCIAL – Sweet treats to Dog Dave and the Mel-tones,” an performance that combines harmonious elements of various musical genres to a fine-tuned and energetic effect. 7:30-11:30 p.m., free, 4333 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey, (310) 387 – 6947.

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means to locate oneself fully in a particular culture, ecosystem or terrain. You will consider how to get past stereotypes and share ideas about the traveler’s responsibility to the landscape and cultures she or he visits. In-class writing prompts and professional examples will prepare students to create their own. 7-9 p.m., $20, 1450 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, smgov. net/1450ocean or (310) 458-2239.

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CALIFORNIA YACHT CLUB – hosts its American roots and blues quartet, for a monthly presentation on boating interests and unique travel adventures. Veteran travelers Marcello Coradini and Karen McBride will present a photographic essay, entitled “The Road to Mandalay – the reAwakening of Forbidden Burma,” covering their recent adventure in Burma and the ethnic tribal areas of neighboring Thailand. Happy time 11:30 a.m., buffet luncheon

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BEYOND BAROQUE – hosts Jeremy Cone to perform “The Field,” a poem put to live music and singing, which tells the story of growing life. 8 p.m., $10, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice.

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presents Alice In Wonderland as part of its Youth Education/Entertainment Series. The classic tale is retold in a contemporary setting with a modern spin. The show runs on Saturdays and Sundays at 11 a.m. through July 28, 2627 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica, adults $10, children 12 and under $7, reserved seats available at morganwixson.org or (310) 828 – 7519.

excursions in the Santa Monica Bay. To celebrate the launch of its new bio-diesel fueled boat, Kurmalliance has partnered with the Santa Monica Windjammers Yacht Club to hold a day of recycling and awareness activities. Events begin with Paddle Board Yoga at 10 a.m., at 11 a.m. meet at the Santa Monica Windjammer’s Yacht Club with paddle boards and kayaks to help clean the Marina del Rey harbor. A lunch celebration will follow at 12:30 p.m. 13589 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey, (310) 827 – 7692.

LESLIE SACKS CONTEMPORARY –

gallery presents opening reception for Venice Beach artist Ed Moses’ A Stone Mirror Reversed exhibition of new paintings, 5-7 p.m., exhibit continues through Aug. 31, free, 2525 Michigan Ave. B6, Santa Monica, (310) 264-0640.

SHERMAN GALLERY & FRAMESTORE farm equipment, a steam launch, models and other displays. 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., free, Burton Chace Park, 13650 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey, classicyacht.org.

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PLAYA VISTA CODE CLUB – presents

a weekly workshop on computer science, ages 12-18, 4 p.m., Playa Vista Branch Library, 6400 Playa Vista Drive, Playa Vista, (310) 437 – 6680.

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PUPPET GARDEN – join Mr. Jesse and CRAFTS AND CULTURE WORKSHOPS WELLBEING, HEALTH AND FITNESS all of his puppet pals for a garden full of – host a workshop in which participants, FESTIVAL – hosted by the Santa stories and fun. 2:30 and 3:30 p.m., ages using needle felting, will paint a small picture onto a piece of recycled wool sweater, then seam it into a handy cell phone case. 2-4 p.m., $20, 1450 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, smgov.net/1450ocean or (310) 458-2239.

MECUM AUCTIONS – see Friday, 7/26 FISHERMAN’S VILLAGE OUTDOOR CONCERT – features Jimbo Ross and

The Bodacious Blues Band, free, 2-5 p.m., 13755 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey, (310) 301 – 9900.

THE PAUL CHESNE BAND – performs

live at O’Brien’s Pub, 10 p.m. – 1:30 a.m., no cover, ages 21 and older. 2941 Main St., Santa Monica, (310) 396 – 4725, paulchesne.com, obriensonmain.com.

SANTA MONICA PUBLIC LIBRARY – welcomes back the Santa Monica

Repertory Theater company for a staged reading of Margaret Edson’s awardwinning play Wit. The story of Dr. Vivian Bearing, a professor of English who reflects on her life following a terminal ovarian cancer diagnosis, is the 1999 winner of the Pulitzer Prize for drama. 2 p.m., free, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica, (310) 458 – 8600, smpl.org.

BALLONA WETLANDS – drop by for

an open house of the Ballona Wetlands. Walk the trail, see new sights, and deepen your understanding of the wetlands with hands-on activities led by Mountains Recreation Conservation Authority junior ranger graduates. These local high school students have recently completed a 10week course on the wetlands and are eager to share their knowledge. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., free, Fiji Gateway across the street from 13813 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey. Parking in the dirt lot.

ORGANIC GARDENING WORKSHOP –

taught by Travis Milburn, an avid farmer and organic enthusiast for more than 10 years. Participants will learn how easy it is to own and cultivate an organic garden. 1:30 p.m., free, Lloyd-Taber Marina del Rey Library, 4533 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey, (310) 821 – 3415.

LORA SCHLESINGER GALLERY –

presents Summer Group Show, featuring a combination of abstract and figurative art works by 17 distinguished artists from across the nation. Opening reception 5-7 p.m., free, Bergamot Station Art Center, 2525 Michigan Ave., T3, Santa Monica, (310) 828 – 1133, loraschlesinger.com.

RECYCLING AND AWARENESS ACTIVITIES – Kurmalliance is an all-

volunteer organization with the goal to bring attention to the growing problem of plastic pollution in our oceans and its dire effects on the environment through organized paddle board clean-up

Monica Chamber of Commerce, showcasing the latest trends in health and fitness while also offering free fitness classes, wellness demonstrations, health screenings and product samples promoting a healthy lifestyle, noon-5 p.m., Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica, free admission, smchamber.com/ healthandfitness.

3-7, tickets are free but must be picked up after noon on the day of the performance. Ocean Park Library, 2601 Main St., Santa Monica, (310) 458 – 8683.

MAR VISTA LIBRARY – hosts seminar

socially conscious poetry and community speak-out presented by the Revolutionary Poets Brigade, focusing on justice for Trayvon Martin, Ron Weekley Jr. and for us all, 7 p.m., free, First Baptist Church, 685 Westminster Ave., Venice, editor@ vagabondbooks.net.

“Your Recipe for Healthy Success: You, Food, Energy, Movement, and Inspiration.” Certified health and nutrition coach Terri Crystal, with certified Pilates teacher Kathleen Carman, will teach attendees about food, mood, emotions, and movement and how they intersect to make you feel fully alive, healthy, younger, and more in touch with yourself. 6:15 p.m., free, 12006 Venice Blvd., Mar Vista, email terri@terricrystal.com to RSVP.

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AWARENESS FILM FESTIVAL – hosts a at the 2013 World Beer Championships. screening of “The Paw Project,” a film that follows the story of a grassroots movement to protect felines from declawing. The film shows how the movement began, and continues to prevail, despite the efforts of well-funded professional veterinary associations. 5:30 p.m., tickets at the door are $14, or can be purchased in advance for $11. Discounts for students, seniors and veterans. Magicopolis Theater, 1418 Fourth St., Santa Monica, awarenessfestival.org.

FISHERMAN’S VILLAGE OUTDOOR CONCERT – features urban jazz funk

music by 2Azz1, free, 2-5 p.m., 13755 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey, (310) 301 – 9900.

HEY GIRLFRIEND NETWORK – hosts

its Seventh Annual Girlfriends Luncheon, in which diverse women of all ages and backgrounds communicate with each other, network and develop new and favorable friendships. In addition, guests are asked to be involved with community outreach by donating back to school supplies for less fortunate K-12 students. The luncheon will also feature several scheduled speakers and other various entertainment, and in support of this year’s “Girlfriends Rock in Color” theme, guests are encouraged to wear their favorite solid or combination of vibrant summer colors. 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., cost varies by meal choice $46-52 per person, Marina del Rey Marriott, 4100 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey, (310) 428 – 3950, heygirlfriendnetwork.com.

AN OLD FASHIONED DAY IN THE PARK – will be recreated for the 37th

summer, with classic yachts and vintage automobiles. The day offers a glimpse of the past as you can board the vintage yachts dating back to the 1920s, and view a wide array of restored vintage automobiles. There will also be vintage steam-powered

Beer specialist Nick Cowgill from Wine Warehouse will introduce the Unibroue beer medalists. 5-8 p.m., $12 flight (with four beers), Le Cellier special appetizers start at $4. 417 Washington Blvd., Marina del Rey, (424) 228 – 5491.

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SUMMER READING FINALE – join Tom Kurai to close this year’s Summer Reading Club with a taiko drumming workshop and performance, 4 p.m., free, Venice-Abbot Kinney Memorial Branch Library, 501 Venice Way, Venice, (310) 821 – 1769, lapl.org/branches/venice. ADULT YOGA – Bring a mat and get ready to breathe, open to all levels. 10:15 a.m., free, Venice-Abbot Kinney Memorial Branch Library, 501 Venice Way, Venice, (310) 821 – 1769, lapl.org/ branches/venice. ACTIVIST SUPPORT CIRCLE – hosts

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‘Fly’ set to soar Sky high in Santa Monica By Michael Aushenker Alicia Sky performs party music – and this weekend, that party will be on the Westside. The up-and-coming pop singer, who lists Dr. Luke and Morgan Page among her favorites, will appear in Santa Monica at 9 p.m. Saturday, July 27 to celebrate the launch of her video for her latest electronic pop song, the appropriately titled “Fly.” Born Alicia Sikorski, the Beverly Hills-based, 20-something entertainer, whose style of club music evokes shades of Britney Spears and Ke$ha, chose to have her celebration at the Charleston, the gastro lounge with 1930s décor in Santa Monica. The effervescent “Fly” aims hard to be a summer confection; an airy aural butterfly with

colorful cellophane wings built for those hot August nights: “Love, love who you are/Doesn’t matter where you’re from…” she coos over a sonic wash of house music. “Fly with me, fly with me/ Move with me, move with me, under the moon with me/Anywhere is good tonight.” In addition to the video, Sky is scheduled to give a live performance. Also, DJ Adam Melech will man the turntables, unleashing a dance-floor fury of current pop and hip-hop fare. Free admission. The Charleston is at 2460 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica. Information, facebook.com/aliciaskymusic. § Michael@ArgonautNews.com

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South American comfort foods, dine inside or on the patio, casual, friendly atmosphere. Serves brunch, lunch, dinner, salads, seafood, burgers, sandwiches, platos grandes, platos verdes. Enjoy shrimp cocktail Veracruz, Chipotle beer shrimp, Hoyos Peruvian sashimi, chicken queso empanadas, herb and garlic-basted game hen, Baja fish tacos, fried pickles, L.A. Street Dogg, brunch Sat./Sun. 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., beer and wine, happy hour, 3 – 6 p.m. Open 7 days, 523 Rose Ave., Venice, (310) 310-8937, www.cervetecala. com

Literally, the flavors of fine Italian cuisine, the subtle decor and scenic water views enhance the delicious flavors. Dine inside or on the waterside patio. The dinner menu includes Gamberoni al Verde, a jumbo prawn shrimp dish. The Carpaccio Scottato di Bue, a seared crusted herb and pepper beef dish, served with arugula salad, is a savory lunch dish. Free parking 2 hours with validation, 13723 Fiji Way, Fisherman’s Village, Marina del Rey, (310) 8211740, www.sapori-mdr.com

MELODY BAR AND GRILL Start your busy day off with breakfast from our large menu in a fun and friendly atmosphere. Our chef ensures that all of our ingredients are top quality and completely fresh. Enjoy starters, salads and entrees, sandwiches and wraps. Serving dinner daily, weekend brunch, kitchen open nightly to 1:30 a.m. Happy Hour is 4 - 7 p.m. daily, live bands on Fridays and Saturdays. 9132 Sepulveda Blvd., Westchester, (310) 670-1994, www.melodylax.com

MERCEDES BAR/BIN 73 An ultra-cozy wine bar just steps from the iconic Venice Pier for a sophisticated, yet hip bar with casual prices. Complimentary wine tastings and great menu of small bites, cheeses and meats, platters, flatbreads and salads. Happy hour wine bar 4 – 7 p.m., brunch, open seven days for dinner, 3 to 11 p.m. 14 Washington Blvd., Marina del Rey 310.827.6209.

MORFIA’S RIBS AND PIES Brick pit smoked BBQ, sliced BBQ meats include corn bread and sauce (beef brisket, pork, sausage, and chicken), dinner specials include combination plates as well, BBQ sandwiches on a French roll or on a hamburger bun. Known as the home of the “Baklava cheesecake,” desserts include homemade pies and cakes. Catering, parties/events and take-out only, Small party trays, large party trays and the Texas-size party tray, open 7 days, 4077 Lincoln Blvd., Marina del Rey, (310) 821-6939, www.morfiasribsandpies.com

MO’S PLACE AT THE BEACH “We feature the best Monday Night Football party in town,” carrying all college and pro games, prizes, raffles and fun, NASCAR, four pool tables, a dart board and Golden Tee Golf. Full breakfast menu served Sat./Sun. and holidays until 2 p.m., appetizers, salads, burgers, steaks, specialties, drinks, daily special featured on Mo’s Board, fresh Friday chowder in a bread bowl. Open 7 days a week, happy hour, Mon. – Fri. 4-7 p.m., 203 Culver Blvd., Playa del Rey, (310) 822-6422, www.mosplacepdr.com

NAWAB OF INDIA Authentic and exotic Indian dishes with a complement of vegetarian entrees, served in the ambiance and culture of India. Open seven days for lunch and dinner. Buffet Monday through Friday, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday Champagne Brunch. Parties, catering and delivery. 1621 Wilshire Blvd. Santa Monica 310.829.1106, www.NawabIndia.com

OUTLAW’S BAR & GRILL Known as the “Grubbin’ and Guzzlin’ Establishment, Outlaws looks like an old-time Western saloon, and offers delicious steaks, seafood, burgers and barbecue rib. Lunch, dinner daily, breakfast weekends only. Try to finish our Desperado Burger by yourself, win an Outlaws T-shirt, and have your picture taken and posted. Try our Tex-Mex on Mondays and Tuesdays only. Sports fans can enjoy big screen TVs. Both indoor/outdoor seating. 230 Culver Blvd., Playa del Rey, (310)822-4040, www.outlawsrestaurant.com

PIKNIC Enjoy a crisp salad, artisan sandwich, or gourmet hamburger for lunch. At dinner, experience a candle-lit ambiance and begin with our unique Mediterranean Platter, and choose from our Chilean Sea Bass or Delmonico steak and Alaskan Halibut. We are available for Corporate Catering or private events at our 2 locations: 13020 Pacific Promenade, Playa Vista, CA 90094. Phone: 310-496-3966 or 2000 Avenue of the Stars, Suite 20, Century City, CA 90067. Phone: 310-277-2700. Visit: www.piknic.us

PIZZARITO N.Y. PIZZA BY THE SLICE This is the place to go if you‘re in search of authentic New York pizza by the slice. Established in 1984 at the Marina Marketplace in Marina del Rey, Pizzarito offers New York thin crust or Sicilian deep dish pizzas with a wide variety of toppings. Enjoy calzones, sandwiches, lasagna, manicotti, stromboli, pinwheels, garlic knots, tiramisu, N.Y. cheesecake, beer & wine. All sauces and dough made fresh daily. Dine inside or outside, take-out and delivery. Enjoy the sounds of authentic Italian music. 4371Glencoe Avenue, B7, Marina del Rey between Pavilions and CVS, 310.823.7333. www.pizzarito.com

PROMENADE @ HOWARD HUGHES The Promenade’s dining choices include Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream, Hummus Factory, Islands Fine Burgers and Drinks, Johnny Rockets, Kabuki Japanese Restaurant, Rubio’s Fresh Mexican Grill, Souplantation, Starbucks, Star Chicken, Stefano’s, Subway, Wetzel’s Pretzel’s, Wild Thai Restaurant, Open Mon-Sat: 10:00 a.m. -9 p.m., Sun: noon-6.p.m. Located at: 6081 Center Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90045. Visit us at: http://hhpromenade.com

SHANGHAI RED’S This Marina restaurant is a favorite for lunch, dinner and brunch, and weekend champagne brunches. Special Early Bird and Sunset Dinners are available. Indoor and patio dining at the waterfront add to the ambiance. The friendly and professional staff enhances the dining experience. Delicious fresh seafood, steaks, pasta, over 100 buffet items are available. Great location for special events and holiday parties. Happy Hour Monday through Friday, 13813 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey, (310) 823-4522, www.shanghairedsrestaurant.com

SOUPLANTATION The rotating menu of more than 100 original, made-fresh daily recipes features signature salads, soups, bakery goods and hot pasta sauces at an allyou-care-to-eat price. All food is prepared without the use of artificial flavors, colors, additives or artificial trans-fats. A different food theme is featured each month. The most popular menu items are rotated every two weeks, and items are showcased on a 55-foot salad bar. Howard Hughes Center, 6081 Center Drive, Ste. 102, Westchester, (310) 665-1144, www.souplantation.com

TONY P’S DOCKSIDE GRILL Established in 1997 by friends Tony Palermo and Dan Ringwood, the restaurant is the culmination of their dream. With gorgeous views and friendly staff, the cuisine offers something for everyone. Serves lunch, dinner, breakfast on Sat./Sun., New York pizza, fresh fish, new kitchen items, like Tony’s meatloaf platter and Southern-style pork osso buco, salads, sandwiches, gluten-free menu, kid’s menu, desserts, weekday Tavern happy hour, 27 large screen TVs, catering, banquet room, 4445 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey, (310) 823-4534, www.tonyps.com

TOWER PIZZA Established in 1986, Tower Pizza is located under the iconic University Village Tower, centrally located in Westchester near Playa del Rey and Playa Vista. Fun atmosphere, friendly neighborhood vibe, with great drinks specials on beer and wine, high definition TVs for watching sports events, video games and pinball machines. The staff is friendly and the food is terrific, from homemade pizzas, pasta, burgers, fresh seafood, tacos and more. Open 7 days, 8351 Lincoln Blvd., Westchester, (310) 410-0986, www.towerpizza.com

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333 Culver Blvd. Playa del Rey 310-821-0333. The small restaurant on Culver Boulevard looks somber from the outside, the black building with dark windows suggesting an old-fashioned dark dive with a muted atmosphere. The actual experience at The Tripel in Playa del Rey couldn’t be more different; on almost any evening the bar and shared tables will be abuzz with conversation. It’s a lively place with more than a passing resemblance to the bistros of Brussels, the Belgian city obsessed with gastronomy and great beer. The Tripel is named after a strong, fruity pale ale that is a Belgian specialty, and a few items on the menu celebrate the famously good food of that country, but most of the menu is modern American, the creations of Top Chef runner-up Brooke Williamson. Williamson has an amazing resume that includes stints at Michael’s in Santa Monica and Restaurant Daniel in New York, and it’s rare that a chef of her caliber opens a modestly priced place. Nevertheless, that’s what is happening here, and the concept is popular enough that they’re full almost every night. We started a recent dinner for three with beet-cured salmon, a summer corn salad and charred baby octopus salad over crispy tomato couscous. The octopus divided our party; two of us thought it was brilliant, as the green olives and feta cheese in a spicy vinaigrette was an inspired combination with the seafood and couscous, but my wife found the pickled flavors and red pepper too strong. There was consensus on the other two items – adding celerysalted popcorn to a salad made with fresh corn, pea tendrils, and heirloom tomato was a stroke of genius. It added a texture and flavor that made every bite a delight, while the fresh cool natural corn and fluffy popcorn went great together. The salmon was a hit too; the topping of shredded zucchini, crunchy smoked fennel and crumbed olive bread was an excellent contrast to the salmon marinated in sweet beet juice. We paired our starters with drinks from the extensive list

The Tripel in Playa del Rey, named after a strong, fruity Belgian pale ale, serves dishes including a lamb burger with cucumbers and a mixture of yoghurt, honey and Moroccan hot sauce, and waterzooi, a Belgian chicken stew.

– as might be expected from a place named after a style of beer, the Tripel specializes in arcane brews, but they also have beerbased cocktails. I had a Sour Grapes – Belgian ale, Madeira wine, and Luxardo liqueur – while my companions had wine and a concoction of peach beer, peach juice and Spanish sparkling wine. Both cocktails were delicious and unusual, good enough to encourage home mixologists to start experimenting with beer. We continued our meal with a Tripel burger – made with layers of duck confit, pork and beef, with pecorino cheese and apricot jam; a lamb burger; and a pan of waterzooi – Belgian chicken stew. The half-chicken was partially submerged in a broth containing carrots, leeks, lemon juice and egg, and it was delightful. I can’t figure out why this item isn’t more popular in California, because it’s delicious. It was served with a crisp potato pancake on top, which added another texture to an alluring dish. The lamb burger was more traditionally Mediterranean, served with cucumbers and a sauce of yoghurt, honey and Moroccan hot sauce – a combination that hit the buttons for spicy, sweet and cooling all at once. As for the three-meat burger, it was extremely rich; if you like full, meaty flavors, this is heaven on a plate, but our appetites weren’t up to finishing it. Desserts were offered, and they sounded alluring, but a starter and main course were ample. We enjoyed the meal so much that we came back for a weekend brunch, a meal that many of Tripel’s evening

clientele doesn’t seem to know is available. The place was empty at 11 a.m., though a trickle of customers arrived while we dined. I was attracted to the Earl Grey oats and amaranth porridge, but decided on duck hash topped with a fried egg instead, while my wife had a Croque Madame – the French sandwich of ham, gruyere cheese and a fried egg. Croque Madames in France are usually served with a meager portion of ham, a taste rather than a big chunk of protein, but the amount here was a bit more substantial. Along with the arugula salad it was a simple, hearty meal, showing that chef Williamson knows when to leave a good idea alone. The duck hash was a bit more baroque – lobster salted baby potatoes, pancetta and duck, and greens cooked in vinegar, topped with a fried egg and served with drizzles of pumpkin seed sauce as well as a harissa hot sauce for dipping. The vinegared greens and rich duck were a great pairing, and this was one of the best breakfasts I’ve had all year. Along with bellinis and a cup of freshly made and bracingly strong coffee, it was a great way to start the day. The prices here are very modest – main courses and substantial starters run between $10 and $18, with most toward the low end of that range. It’s a pittance for fantastic food in pleasant surroundings, and this restaurant is a jewel that deserves to be even better known. The Tripel is at 333 Culver Blvd. in Playa del Rey – open daily for dinner, Fri-Sun for brunch. Beer and wine served, street parking. Menu at thetripel. com, 310-821-0333. §

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Penthouse at the Cove in Marina del Rey - 3bd/den/3.5ba $3,750,000 | William Durfee 310.622.7477

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128 Roma Court, Marina del Rey - 4bd/4.5ba | $1,885,000 Peter & Ty, Bergman Beach Properties 310.821.2900

137 Topsail Mall, Marina del Rey - 3bd/3ba | $1,799,000 Peter & Ty, Bergman Beach Properties 310.821.2900

4617 Alla Road #3, Marina del Rey - 3bd/2.5ba | $758,000 Susan Williams 310.622.7498

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Marina city club, 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath, head-on Marina View, hardwood floors, upgrades. Must see!!! . . . . . . $599,000 Venice canal 3 Bedroom, 3 Baths, fully Remodeled, Blonde Wood floors. over 2,200 sq. ft. on grand canal. Tons of charm, live on the Water . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,550,000 neW studio at Marina city club, updated w/all amenities, luxury lifestyle, fully furnished, long-Term Tenant . . . $2,799/Month We Sell Your Property Quickly! Call for Listing Values! RepResenTing BuyeRs & selleRs on The WesTside foR 20 yeaRs

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“Enjoy panoramic ocean, sunset, city and mountain views from this gorgeous, two-story penthouse,” says agent Eileen McCarthy. “Located in West Tower North and complete with two bedrooms, a den, and 2.5 baths. The expansive living room has high ceilings and the marble entry way has a fabulous staircase. Marina City Club offers a 5-star resort lifestyle.” This property is offered at $925,000. Information, Eileen McCarthy, RE/MAX Estate Properties, (310) 822 – 8910.

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“Fresh curb appeal, a beautifully landscaped yard and a covered porch welcome you to this stunningly remodeled, 3-bedroom, 2-bath home,” says agent Stephanie Younger. “Inside, sunlight fills the spacious living room and dining area, accenting gleaming hardwood floors and elegant crown moldings. A cook’s kitchen with granite counters, custom cabinetry and breakfast bar leads to a private and serene yard. Perfect for al fresco dining, entertaining, or just bathing in the summer sun, the backyard features a large wooden deck, built-in speakers and offers views of the covered Italian gravel patio, verdant foliage and lawn. The master bedroom also opens to the backyard and includes an en suite bath and walk-in closet.” The property is offered at $749,000. Information, Stephanie Younger, The Stephanie Younger Group, (424) 203 – 1828.

“This fabulous townhome has been extensively remodeled with custom features,” says agent Jesse Weinberg. “Private corner, end unit with one common wall. Nearly 1,900 sq. ft. of living space with 2 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, spacious living and dining area, and a custom cook’s kitchen. Features include oak hardwood floors, 12 ft. ceilings, stained glass windows, plantation shutters, fireplace, granite countertops, custom cabinetry, newer stainless steel appliances, two wine refrigerators, and ample closet and storage space. Private 2-car garage and private patio with Saltillo tiles.” The property is offered at $775,000. Information, Jesse Weinberg, Keller Williams Realty Marina/LA, (800) 804 – 9132.

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“This 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom corner lot home in Venice offers so much original charm, with its Mediterranean entryway to the formal dining rooms and the wood burning fireplace,” says agent Janet Jung. “The spacious home has wood floors, arched doorways and built-ins from the 1920’s, with a large kitchen and an eat-in dining nook. The master bedroom opens to a private, west-facing, breezy yard with a deck and a bonus art studio.” This property is offered at $1,289,000. Information, Janet Jung, Abbot Kinney Real Estate, (310) 720 – 4165.

“Back on the market, this newer construction model-home is in Capri Court 1,” says agent Debra Berman. “The 3-bedroom, 3.5-bathroom home is drenched in upgrades from travertine floors, chef’s kitchen, second floor living/ dining area for entertaining, surround sound throughout and upgraded bathrooms. Lower bedroom is a large flex room that can be used as a home office, theater room or guest suite with a full bath. The master bedroom has a large walk-in closet and outdoor patio. Walking distance to brand new elementary school, Concert Park, The Shops at Playa Vista, dog park and children’s playgrounds.” The property is offered at $1,250,000. Information, Berman Kandel, RE/MAX Estate Properties, (310) 424 – 5512.

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Q&A Q: We are getting ready to buy our first home next year. What advice can you give us in order to make our purchase run as smoothly as possible? A: Check your credit. Everyone knows that you should check your credit, or have your mortgage broker do it, some time before you get ready to start house hunting. What people fail to factor in are the real-life turnaround times on rehabbing your credit in the event there are errors, fraudulent entries, balances you need to bring down, or trade lines (credit accounts) you need to build up in order to qualify for a home loan. For the most part, erroneous entries should be removed in relatively short order, but on occasion, something like an account that was truly, but fraudulently, opened by a relative in the borrower’s name can take weeks or months to resolve and remove. Many buyers who consider themselves very responsible, financially, also may be surprised to find that lenders

require that they have some demonstrable history of responsibly using credit. In some cases, they will actually need to open and maintain one or more credit accounts in good standing for a short while to qualify. Change your spending habits. The mostoverlooked benefit of the tight lending guidelines in place during the past few years is that they motivated mortgage applicants to get out of debt and be meticulous about their credit. In the process, people actually rehabbed their spending habits and financial behaviors way in advance of buying a home, creating a level of financial discipline that is freeing, enjoyable and keeps them in good stead as homeowners over the long term. Saving. Some buyers save up precisely what they need to put down on a home and pay their closing costs, not realizing that

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they might actually need to demonstrate several months’ worth of payments that will still be in “reserve” in their savings or investment accounts after they close escrow and deplete their cash-to-close savings. Apply for tax reassessment. Don’t forget you can still apply to have your taxes reassessed even though the deadline has already passed for the year. Many who hold off because they missed the deadline actually end up losing track of this to-do list item and forget to come back around to it. If you’ve missed the deadline to apply to have your home’s assessed value reduced for property tax purposes, just apply anyways. Talk to a real estate or mortgage broker. Real estate and mortgage brokers that have the power to take your mental estimations

of what will be involved and required to buy or refi or sell into the realm of a reality-based action plan. And they are happy to get calls from prospective clients months, even years, in advance, as it makes their job, once it’s time to do it, much smoother and simpler. Talking to a pro before you think you need to can be an eye-opening coursecorrector in terms of understanding things like how much you need to put down, any work you need to correct your credit, what you can expect your home to go for or cost yAou, and many other expectationmanaging, plan-of-action-driving essentials. This week’s question was answered by Brian Christie and Deborah Seidel, The Agents in Action! Team, The Real Estate Consultants, (310) 910 – 0120.

Gibson International Welcomes Sue Levitt

“This 4-bedroom, 2-bath home is located on a quiet, “Sue is exceptionally dedicated to serving her clients and the community. I have private cul-de-sac in one of the most desirable areas of known Sue for more than 25 years, and her skills, professionalism and spirit are El Segundo,” says agent Anthony Kostelak. “This single an asset to our team,” says Scott L. Gibson, president and founder of Gibson story, 2,160 square-foot home boasts open living spaces, a International. “I enjoy the connections I make with clients and work hard to spacious master bedroom that opens onto an intimate side ensure all of their needs are handled,” Sue says. “Each home is different, exciting patio, large bedrooms throughout, an expansive backyard, and interesting. I encourage my clients, ‘Leave it to Levitt’ to handle the entire and so much more. The home sits on a flat 8,169 squaretransaction for you.” For more than 35 years she has dedicated herself to high foot lot and is just a short walk to the city’s award-winning standards and superior client service, specializing in the Westside communities schools.” The property is offered at $999,900. Information, Anthony Kostelak, RE/MAX Estate of Mar Vista, Marina del Rey, Playa Del Rey, Venice, Culver City and Westchester. As part of her Properties, (310) 387 – 9138. commitment to the community, Sue is an active member of the Venice Marina Lions Club and an advisor to and past president of the Los Angeles Police Department Pacific Area Boosters. Sue is very active with Safe Place for Youth, an organization that helps the teenage homeless who live on Venice Beach. Information, Sue Levitt, Gibson International, (310) 717 – 6114. “Enjoy easy living in this newly remodeled, 3-bedroom, 2.5-bath home located in fabulous Westport Heights,” says agent Brian Christie. “The open floor plan boasts large “This lovely 4-bedroom, 4-bath home is in the heart of the picture windows and a handsome fireplace. The ultratree section,” says agent Dan Christian. “The home features modern kitchen features a huge center island, elegant vaulted ceilings, hardwood floors, granite counters, a light quartz counters, custom cabinetry and new appliances. and bright open floor plan, a massive living room window, Private master suite has vaulted ceilings, fireplace, walk-in and a huge front deck with treetop views and ocean breezes. closet, and French doors to back patio. Luxurious master There are fireplaces in both the family room and master bath has a deep tub encircled by Carrara marble, quartz bedroom. This quiet, private neighborhood is very close to vanity with dual sinks, sleek fixtures, and glass-enclosed the beach. Walking distance to Manhattan Village with fine shower with designer tiles.” The property is offered at $849,000. Information, Brian Christie and dining, shopping, entertainment and banks.” The property is offered at $1,429,000. Information, Deborah Seidel, The Real Estate Consultants, (310) 910 – 0120. Dan Christian, Shorewood Realtors, (310) 251 – 6918.

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“Situated on a rare 7,500 square-foot lot, this charming 4-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom home is the best buy in the highly sought after Manhattan Beach Hill Section,” says agent Mitch Hagerman. “There is a large family room with a fireplace, perfect for a media room. A 50-gallon aquarium anchors the wall between the family room and one of the bedrooms, currently used as a library with a hidden wine cellar. Upstairs is the master suite with vaulted ceilings, a fireplace and French doors that open to a private patio, and bubbling spa tub. Lushly landscaped yard and pool area, complete with a covered patio and changing cabanas. Walking distance to shopping, restaurants and short bike ride to the beach.” The property is offered at $1,700,000. Information, Mitch Hagerman, Coldwell Banker, (310) 963 – 4358.

“This beautifully remodeled two-story penthouse boasts 3 bedrooms and 2.5 baths with 40 feet of floor-to-ceiling living room windows, providing magnificent panoramic city lights, mountain and ocean views,” says agent Charles Lederman. “Expansive living room has high ceilings and an electric fireplace. Enjoy a gourmet kitchen with upscale appliances, granite counters and gorgeous custom cabinetry. State-of-the-art sound system in each room and hardwood floors throughout. Circular stair case leads to a luxurious 400 square foot master bedroom suite and two bedrooms.” The property is offered at $896,000. Information,  Charles Lederman, Marina City Realty, (310) 821-8980. PAGE 28 THE ARGONAUT July 25, 2013

“Step into this inviting remodeled 2-bedroom home in a desirable Westchester area,” says agent Bob Waldron. “This home features a living room and formal dining room with hardwood floors. The remodeled kitchen has built-in appliances, an abundance of cabinets, pantry with pull-out shelves, tile floor and recessed lights. The family room has hardwood flooring, a ceiling fan and view of the rear yard. Remodeled full bath is highlighted with pedestal sink, tile floor and quality fixtures and accessories. The backyard offers a great area for outdoor enjoyment with the covered wood deck, grassy yard, terraced hillside, and bonus room with vaulted ceiling, recessed lights and laminate floor.” The property is offered at $649,000. Information, Bob Waldron, Coldwell Banker, (310) 337 – 9225.

“This beautifully upgraded, 2-story residence offers 2 bedrooms and 2.5 baths,” says agent Erik Flexner. “Open floor plan features distressed wood floors, dual-sided fireplace, country kitchen and a large family area with floor-to-ceiling shelving. Located on a quiet cul-de-sac with a short pathway to the shops and Concert Park. Future Phase 2 entertainment and shopping complex (The Village) to be built, just a short walk away. Plenty of space to grow into. 2-car parking underneath.” The property is offered at $695,000. Information, Erik Flexner, The Flexner Group, Coldwell Banker, (310) 422 – 2278.


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5950 Buckingham, #412 1/2 Remodeled 1 bd + den, nearly 1,200 sq. ft. Views 4143 Vinton Ave. 5/3 Extensively Remodeled 3,100 sf hm in Carlson Pk

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617 Loma Vista

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5421 W 62 St

2/1 Charming home with upgrades, Great location

$899,000

Carla & Molly Lowe

1/1 Hdwd flrs, granite countertops, crown moldings 2/3 Don’t miss this development opportunity on a lg lot

$349,000 $499,000

Jesse Weinberg Jeffrey Fritz & Laura Buffone

Keller Williams Realty Coldwell Banker

2/2 Beautiful renovated single-level condo 2/2 Beautiful renovated 1-level MdR Strand condo 2/3 Extensively remodeled end unit nearly 1900 sq.ft.

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2/2.5 3-level townhome, lagoon & ocn vws; 3pkg spcs 4/4.5 Chef’s kitchen, 2 master suites, library 2/2 Zen-like atmosphere w/ great views of the lagoon 3/3.5 Completely redone great taste and designer touches 2/2.5 Fabulous condo close to beach with canal views 5/6 Playa del Rey masterpiece w ocean and city views 2/1.25 Nice condo with upgrades in Pacific Cove 2/3 Remodeled townhome in Seagate Village 2/2 Resort living in highly desirable Manitoba West

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13031 Villosa Place 13200 Pacific Promenade #422 5742 Kiyot Way 5744 Kiyot Way 12975 Agustin Pl. #227 12975 Agustin Place

3/3 Elegant 2 story townhouse with city views 1/1.5 Top floor loft w 1.5 ba, hrdwd floors, amenities 3/3 Capri Court 1 home w lavish upgrades throughout 3/3.5 Newer highly upgraded model home in Capri Ct 1 2/2 Elegantly upgraded 2br with bonus office alcove 2/2 Exquisite TH, hardwood floors,

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2025 4th St., #204A

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Nautical News Creating a vision for Marina del Rey’s future Marina del Rey

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“How can we know where the best places to situate parking are when we don’t know where anything will ultimately be?” “This is visioning,” he said, politely and perhaps slightly confused with the question. A very skeptical middle-aged woman showed up about 15 minutes after our group was underway and wasted no time to scoff at the process. She pointed to parcels on the map with disparaging commentary, striking fear into our innocent envisioning hearts. “This place was never supposed to be a cash cow for the county!” she exclaimed after she got herself worked up. The woman didn’t stay for the whole process. She said something about this being all for show and then seemed to disappear. I, like maybe others, don’t know who is earnest and who is sinister. Perhaps there is no one who is either. A few days later I spoke to supervising regional planner for the Los Angeles County Department of Regional Planning, Gina Natoli, who is leading the envisioning effort, and asked her take on some of GINA NATOLI, supervising regional planner for these things. I told her of my concerns for this “no the Los Angeles County Department of Regional parameters” approach to opinion providing that her Planning, is leading the visioning process for department encourages. Marina del Rey. “When we’re talking about the community at large – they’re really aren’t parameters other than – this is our community and what do you want it to By Pat Reynolds look like?” she said. “I’ve always wondered about When I walk around the grounds of Marina the notion that you have to have a list of parcels del Rey, I feel like I am walking in the past and in front of you before you can discuss what you that feeling may be closer to reality than it seems. want your community to be. You don’t need a Nearly every place I go and what exists under the list of parcels to tell us, ‘you know we need more steps I take will soon be changed. The rubber is walkable areas’ or ‘we’d like a place to sit down meeting the proverbial road. The Marina del Rey when we’re on the promenade’ or ‘I can’t ride my that was built in the early 1960s, MdR 1.0 (if you will), is going forward towards its next incarnation. bike safely.’” Natoli is obviously well aware that there are And it’s what this next incarnation will be that concrete limitations in recreating the space that has some residents and boaters keeping a close is Marina del Rey. But her task, she says, is to try eye on the process. Through the years there have and understand what the public and stakeholders been many a heated meeting full of passion and have in mind in a general sense and then to make exasperation, but currently the focus has been on recommendations based on that gathering of an “envisioning” process, where members of the information. county Department of Regional Planning have “Our job is to listen and propose,” Natoli said. taken to the streets in an effort to garner feedback “I’ve been telling my staff for years that it’s our job on what’s to come for this unique area. to ask and someone else’s job to decide.” I recently attended a focus group hosted by To the skeptic at my table who represents a notRegional Planning at the Marina del Rey Hotel, so-small number of others with a similar viewpoint, where mobility was the topic of the evening. On Natoli stressed: large round tables, small groups of community “It’s not for show. 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Under the settlement, the owner agreed to terms such as rescind the most problematic new house rules, hire an onsite construction manager who will serve as liaison with tenants, follow a strict protocol for responding to tenant complaints, and ensure that all tenants may use the same methods for paying rent. “This is a good and fair result,” said Suh. “We appreciate the owner and the tenants working with us to resolve this difficult case. We got results much faster than if we had been forced to pursue litigation against the owner.” Suh noted that other city departments have also worked to resolve problems at the property. The city’s Code Compliance Division is addressing repair and code compliance issues, while Rent Control Board staff are hearing rent decrease petitions regarding the loss of amenities, Suh said. “New owners of residential buildings have the right to make improvements, but they also need to comply with our laws, including the tenant harassment ordinance,” said Suh. The city will continue to monitor the property owner’s compliance with the agreement for a period of 12 months.

Local Boys & Girls Club is part of national school supply initiative The Boys & Girls Club of Venice is participating in the sixth annual Staples for Students national school supply drive and teaming up with teen actor Jake T. Austin to help students get the tools they need to build their futures. From now until Sept. 28, Staples customers can donate $1 or more at their local Staples store with 100 percent of the proceeds benefiting students at the Boys & Girls Club of Venice. The local stores where donations are being accepted are 8704 S. Sepulveda Blvd. in Westchester and 1501 Lincoln Blvd. in Venice. “I’m so excited to team up with Staples and Boys & Girls Clubs of America for this great cause,” said Austin, best known as wizard Max Russo of the Disney Channel’s “Wizards of Waverly Place.” “I can’t imagine starting school without the right supplies, so I’m rallying fellow teens to help make a difference in their communities by making sure students have the essential supplies they need to succeed.” To kick-start the campaign, Staples will donate $125,000 worth of school supplies to the program this year. Staples and the Boys & Girls Clubs of America will ensure that all of the donations get

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Big Blue Bus launches ‘Travel Like a Local’ summer campaign The Santa Monica Big Blue Bus is encouraging tourists and residents alike to ride the locally based transit system for summer activities as a way to minimize traffic challenges and parking woes. The new “Travel Like a Local” campaign offers insider tips on using Big Blue Bus and other modes of public transportation in the area for recreational activities this summer. Big Blue Bus officials say that taking the bus is affordable and provides easy access to major landmarks and attractions.

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Santa Monica Cultural Affairs awarded $75,000 grant for Bergamot Station projects The city of Santa Monica Cultural Affairs Division is one of 59 recipients of an “Our Town” grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to support creative placemaking projects with arts at their core. Of the $4.725 million in grants awarded in the program’s third year of funding, the city will receive $75,000 to create two artist residencies and two sets of banner murals for the Bergamot Station arts center. City officials say the projects are intended to help attract visitors to Bergamot during the construction process of the Expo Line station there. According to the NEA, the Our Town initiative is meant to encourage creative activity, community identity and a sense of place, as well as help revitalize local economies. “This is an exciting time to announce the Our Town grants as a national conversation around creative placemaking advances and deepens,” said NEA Acting Chairman Joan Shigekawa. “The NEA leads on this topic not only through our funding but through webinars, publications, and research. With these resources, we will help to ensure that the field of creative placemaking continues to mature, enhancing the quality of life for communities across the country.” The Santa Monica Cultural Affairs Division is developing public art interventions for the Bergamot Station arts center over a two-year period during the construction of the Expo station.

The interventions will offer opportunities for artists to build enthusiasm for an expanding and newly redesigned arts destination, and help mitigate the disruption caused by the construction, which is scheduled for completion in 2016, a Cultural Affairs spokesperson said. The public art opportunities will include two on-site artist residencies, one for each year of the program, which will generate performances, workshops and other art activities, and two sets of banner murals, commissioned from two artist/graphic designer teams, for placement on Bergamot’s most visible buildings. The city will partner on the Our Town project with Wayne Blank of Bergamot Station Ltd., the Bergamot Station galleries, the Santa Monica Museum of Art and the 18th Street Arts Center. The planning process for the Bergamot Area Plan will focus on a new, expanded creative district, which will include an art center, the Bergamot Transit Village and a Mixed-Use Creative District. “Bergamot Arts Center is the hub of Santa Monica’s vibrant and successful mixed-use creative district,” said Cultural Affairs Manager Jessica Cusick. “We’re grateful to have NEA support for our effort to engage the talent and imagination of local artists and arts organizations in making Bergamot Arts Center a more vibrant destination than ever while the Expo Line is under construction.”

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The Jack and Cindy Jones Youth Center at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Monica’s Mar Vista Gardens branch has been selected to participate in the Major League Baseball (MLB) “Wanna Play?” program in an effort to improve the overall fitness of its youth. The “Wanna Play?” program encourages club members, ages 6 to 12, to realize the importance of leading a healthy lifestyle through physical activity and improved nutrition education. Youths are taught that their health is critical to reaching their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens. According to the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, prevalence of obesity among children ages 6-11 has increased

from 6.5 percent to 17 percent. The Boys & Girls Clubs of America and MLB have teamed up to help improve the physical fitness of young people by focusing on agility, coordination and balance. Through the nine-week program, members will participate in a variety of fun, engaging activities and games to learn about ways to improve their fitness, nutrition and hydration, as well as learn basic baseball and softball skills. “Wanna Play is a valuable educational program that teaches youth about the importance of leading a healthy life,” said Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Monica President and CEO Aaron Young. “The program is about more than just fun and games. It helps children improve their overall fitness and realize their full potential.”


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Incubator School awarded national grant A Los Angeles Unified School District pilot school has been selected to receive a $100,000 “Next Generation Learning Challenges Breakthrough Schools Grant.” The Incubator School, which will be colocating on the campus of Playa Vista Elementary School this fall, is one of 30 schools nationwide to receive the national grant. By being awarded the grant, the Incubator School is also qualified to apply for a $450,000

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The 36-foot Mobile Medical Unit visits a total of seven local locations such as Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services and five high schools, providing a variety of medical resources. The family health center is also talking with several potential partners, including two behavioral health agencies where the organization would provide a medical home to children, teens, adults and families struggling with behavioral, mental health and substance abuse issues. Information, Celia Bernstein, director of development, at cbernstein@wfhcenter.org or (310) 450-4773 x. 254.

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Herbert Chase, former owner of Santa Monica Independent Journal, dies at 90 Longtime Santa Monica resident Herbert Shank Chase, Jr., who owned the former Santa Monica Independent Journal newspaper and was active with a variety of youth organizations in the city, passed away July 6 following a brief illness. He was 90. Born March 21, 1923 to Herbert S. Chase Sr. and Hazel Noera Chase, he grew up in Elizabeth, NJ where he attended Pingry School. He finished at Governor prep school and later attended Hamilton College and Colgate University. Chase, who enlisted in officer training in the Marines and was stationed at Camp Pendleton in California, served in the Pacific theater during World War II. While at Camp Pendleton, Chase developed a love of California. He married Elise Kirkland, also of Elizabeth, and they left the East Coast to settle in Malibu. When Chase later moved to Santa Monica, he purchased the Santa Monica Independent Journal weekly newspaper from Henry Luce. Through his newspaper he led many crusades including opposition to oil drilling in the Santa Monica Bay and against corruption and development schemes that he believed would have compromised the natural beauty of local beaches, his family said. He later married Marjorie Zickler of Holland, Mich. in 1970 through a shared love of horses. Chase devoted himself to a career as editor and publisher of various publications including the “Good Life,” his family said. He was also devoted to the Boys & Girls Club and served on the board for over 50 years. Chase was a longtime booster of Santa Monica and in his final years launched an online publication called “Santa Monica Boosters.” Active with the local sports scene, Chase coached Santa Monica Little League baseball, Santa Monica Bobby Sox softball, American Youth Soccer Organization teams and youth

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accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013 132776 The following persons are doing business as: The Pond Boss LLC 5167 W 138 Street Hawthorne CA. 90250 County of Los Angeles. Registered owners: The Pond Boss LLC 5167 W 138 Street Hawthorne, CA. 90250 This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Registrant Signature/Name: The Pond Boss LLC This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on June 25, 2013 Argonaut published: July 11, 18, 25, August 1, 2013. NOTICE-In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013 135282 The following persons are doing business as: Poshsperity 6820 Heliotrope Ave. Bell , CA. 90201. Registered owners Poshsperity LLC 6820 Heliotrope Ave Apt C Bell, CA. 90291 County of Los Angeles This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Registrant Signature/Name: Poshsperity This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on June 28, 2013. Argonaut published: July 3, 11, 18 25, 2013. NOTICE-In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code)


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Registered owners: Christopher John Fetherolf 3765 Cardiff Ave #105 Los Angeles, CA. 90034 This business is conducted by am individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on April 19, 2013 I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Registrant Signature/ Name: Christopher John Fetherolf. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on June 28, 2013. Argonaut published July 3, 11, 18, 25, 2013. NOTICEIn accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). FIcTITIOus BusINEss NAME sTATEMENT File No. 2013 135359 The following persons are doing business as: Dream Artifact 13924 Panay Way #617 Marina del Rey, CA. 90292 County of Los Angeles. Registered owners: Charlie Bischof 13924 Panay Way #617 Marina del Rey, CA. 90292 This business is conducted by a individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above

on I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Registrant Signature/Name: Charlie Bischof owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on July 28, 2013. Argonaut published: July 18, 25, Aug. 1, 8, 2013. NOTICE-In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). FIcTITIOus BusINEss NAME sTATEMENT File No. 2013 137442 The following persons are doing business as: Westwood Hills Preschool 1989 Westwood Blvd. Los Angeles, CA. 90025 County of Los Angeles. Registered owners: Westwood Hills Congregational Church 1989 Westwood Blvd. Los Angeles, CA. 90025 This business is conducted by a corporation. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Registrant Signature/Name. Westwood Hills Congregational Church This state-

ment was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on July 2, 2013. Argonaut published: July 18, 25, August 1,8, 2013. NOTICE-In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). FIcTITIOus BusINEss NAME sTATEMENT File No. 2013 137990 The following persons are d doing businees as Golden Pool Care and Repair 5008 Valley Ridge Avenue Los Angeles CA. 90043 .Dean P. Golden 5008 Valley Ridge Aveune Los Angeles, CA. 90043 This business is conducted by an individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Registrant Signature/ Name: Dean P. Golden This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on July 2, 2013. Argonaut published: July 11, 18, 25, Aug. 1, 2013. NOTICE-In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as pro-

vided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). FIcTITIOus BusINEss NAME sTATEMENT File No. 2013 142026 The following persons are doing business as: 1) Dolt Publications 2) Nardo Online Enterprises 3) Combat Rock 5914 Manola Way Los Angeles, CA 90068 Leonard LasaLandra III 5914 Manola Way Los Angles, CA. 90068 County of Los Angeles. Registered owners: Leonard LasaLandra III This business is conducted by a an individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Registrant Signature/ Name: Leonard Lasalandra III This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on July 9, 2013 Argonaut published: July 11, 18, 25, August 1, 2013. NOTICEIn accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner.

A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). FIcTITIOus BusINEss NAME sTATEMENT File No. 2013 143396 The following persons are doing business as: Sun Basin Properties 1555 Bradbury Road San Marino, CA. 91108 Suzanne Badawi 1555 Bradbury Road San Marino, CA. 91108 County of Los Angeles. Registered owners: Suzanne Badawi This business is conducted by an individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows

to be false is guilty of a crime.) Registrant Signature/Name: Suzanne Badawi This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on July 10, 2013. Argonaut published:July 11, 18, 25, August 1, 2013. NOTICE-In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration.The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code).

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L o s A n g e L e s T i m e s s u n d Ay C r o s s w o r d P u z z L e “MOCK TIME” By ROBERT W. HARRIS

AcROss 1 GPS determination 4 Hint 9 BlackBerry downloads 13 ’70s tennis star Nastase 17 Altar agreement 18 One working on a bench? 20 Mmes., in Monterrey 21 Cloister group 22 Drill presses, lathes and the like? 24 Ways a fish avoids capture? 26 Small, in Saint-Lô 27 12-Down, e.g. 28 Hostile calls 30 Serving a purpose 31 Summary 33 Verbally assault 35 Nasty 36 Rubs out 38 External hard drive capacity prefix 39 Part of a fancy setting 41 Cop’s dog-days domain? 43 Queue at a rest room, to a tot? 47 “__ Was a Rollin’ Stone”: Temptations hit 51 Basketball tactic 52 Some religious sects 53 Hard-to-approach type, perhaps 54 One going on and on 56 Waterproof cover 58 Pea house

60 61 62 64 66 67 71 72 75 76 80 81 83 85 86 88 90 92 93 95 97 98 99 103 105 108 109 110 111 113 115 117

__-pitch Most inane Clothing line Many an ex-lib Short read? Time for promoting awareness about electrical hazards? Passé TV hookup Fixed beforehand Funny Johnson Rebel’s crime Collecting Soc. Sec. Tear Other considerations Ready for the sea Feed bag feed Makes __ cuisine Property title Promo for a prominent baby doctor’s book? Deity’s online forum comment? Absinthe flavoring Topog. map stat Just down the road from Bold poker bet Electromagnetic physicist Michael Enjoy, as a hammock Fields of study Lazy __ Actress Peeples Check endorser Aid in moving an army bed? Late-afternoon marina

observations? 120 Sri Lanka setting 121 Courtroom fiction name 122 Add value to, as a deal 123 Unwanted phone connection 124 Mao’s successor 125 Lock openers 126 Op-ed piece 127 “The Fountainhead” writer Rand DOwN 1 Speech imperfection 2 Stick 3 Horn blower 4 Bro or sis 5 Muslim’s pilgrimage 6 Slippery as __ 7 Urgings, as of one’s conscience 8 New England hrs. 9 Fop’s tie 10 Diplomatic formality 11 Inflates, as a résumé 12 Retired flier 13 Signs off on, in a way 14 Clear 15 Woven linen tape 16 Latin 101 word 18 Fertilizer ingredient 19 Warm-weather top 23 Typesetting measure 25 Like undercooked eggs 29 __ shoestring: with little to spend 32 Streisand classic

(Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis)

34 Baker’s supply 35 Doesn’t divulge, as bad news 37 Emphasize 40 URL initials 42 Big __: WWI cannon 43 Cocoon occupants 44 Dedicate, as a book at a signing 45 Court plea, briefly 46 Jet-black, in verse 47 Correspondent’s “Oh, and another thing ...” 48 NPR journalist Shapiro 49 South Carolina state tree 50 Map collection 52 Work for a captain 55 Detroit athlete 57 Set as a price 59 Crafty sort 63 Bungle 65 Slices in a pizza, often 68 Typically reddish-brown ape 69 Smokers’ buys: Abbr. 70 “Annie Hall” actress 72 Paid players 73 Get as a return 74 It might match cuff links 77 Big rig fuel 78 Bullfight cry 79 Actor Beatty 82 Mates 84 Did a smith’s work 87 Reprobate 89 With regret 91 Progress

94 Kosher deli buy 95 Thyroid and pituitary 96 Clavell novel set in Hong Kong 98 Historic chapter 100 Enjoy a story, say 101 Prius automaker

102 Like some airline tickets 103 Got up 104 Allow to enter 106 Beasts of burden 107 “Heavens!” 109 Many a prep sch.

110 Sun-cracked 112 Film terrier 114 “Baseball Tonight” channel 116 Frightened reaction 118 Have yet to pay 119 “Ahem” cousin

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013 146886 The following persons are doing business as Curb Your Clutter 13603 Marina Pointe Drive #D628 Marina Del Rey, CA. 90292 County of Los Angeles Registered owners :Diane Salzberg 13603 Marina Pointe Drive 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 I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true Diane Salzberg. N/A. Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the

County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013 147868 The following persons are doing business as: Redhead Records 11327 Stevens Avenue Culver City, CA. 90230 County of Los Angeles. Registered owners Caroline Waters 11327 Stevens Avenue Culver City, CA. 90230 This business is conducted by a an individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Registrant Signature/ Name Caroline Waters: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on July 16, 2013. Argonaut published: July 25, August 1, 8, 15, 2013. NOTICE-In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself

authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013 150535 The following persons are doing business as: Land Images 501 N. Larchmont Blvd. Los Angeles, CA. 90004 County of Los Angeles. Registered owners: Thomas A. Lockett 501 N. Larchmont Blvd. Los Angeles, CA. 90004 This business is conducted by a general partnership. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 05/01/1977. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Registrant Signature/ Name: Thomas A. Lockett. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on July 19th 2013. Argonaut published: July 25, Aug. 1, 8, 15, 2013 NOTICE-In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration.The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code).

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