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VOL 47, NO 32

NEWS

Local News & Culture

VENICE STORIES

Food & Drink Where Real People Eat

Homeless Storage Still in Neutral

‘Hoagies’ and History

Senior center plan pencils out, but Venice neighbors are suing . ............................... 9

An immigrant family builds community around cheesesteak . ............................. 12

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LAX Eyes the Future of Travel Retina scanners let frequent flyers breeze through security ........................ 10 Playa isn’t Porter Ranch Neighborhood leaders seek to endorse “efficient” natural gas facility .................... 10

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WESTSIDE HAPPENINGS Hot Chilean indie pop on Santa Monica Pier .................................. 32

Creative Altruism Deutsch Good’s Lena Khouri uses ad agency power for good . ...................... 14

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Shootout in Ocean Park

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L ette r s Affordable Housing Backlash is ‘Fake News’ Re: “No Middle Ground on Venice Median Project,” News, Aug. 3 I was amazed that this article passes for journalism. It seems to be largely based on the minor but vociferous opposition expressed at the Venice Community Housing Corporation’s open community meeting on the Dell-Pacific affordable housing project on June 27 at the Pacific Resident Theatre. Details of the ‘community meeting’ mentioned

ArgonautNews.com in the article were missing — and that may be because out of the roughly 40 people there, only about a quarter loudly and rudely opposed the project (no matter what was said). The rest of those who attended posed thoughtful and challenging questions, listened to the answers, and many even supported the project! To pretend this article’s title or the noisy opposition to the project contained within accurately represents the thoughts and feelings of the community is, well … fake news.

For many longtime Venetians who care that Venice remains diverse and support all members of the community, this project is a work-in-progress we wholeheartedly support. Judy Branfman, Venice Heavy Handed Affordable Housing Plans Re: “No Middle Ground on Venice Median Project,” News, Aug. 3 Why aren’t L.A. City Councilman Mike Bonin and fellow city leaders proposing projects like

this in their own neighborhoods, instead of pigeonholing them into Venice? Being inclusive of all neighborhoods would demonstrate their belief in the success of such projects. Spreading homeless/affordable housing throughout our city also creates diversity and varied interactions among all people. Renderings of the Venice Median Project buildings show gigantic, flat-faced concrete structures with no setbacks and little variation in details. Their height dwarfs the surrounding

neighborhoods, echoing the new Venice McMansions Movement rather than the longstanding variety of Venice home styles that integrate green areas. Even before Bonin announced this project, the public has been excluded from meaningful dialogue and decision-making with him and his colleagues. This is unfortunate, given the creative people living in Venice and the ideas they can offer. Stewart Oscars, Venice Send to letters@argonautnews.com

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Homeless Storage Still in Neutral Plans for former Westminster Senior Center pencil out, but Venice neighbors are suing to stop it By Gary Walker Nearly a year after city officials greenlighted plans to convert the former Westminster Senior Citizen Center into a facility where homeless people can store their belongings, the public building adjacent to Venice’s dog park remains vacant and the target of a lawsuit. L.A. City Councilman Mike Bonin proposed the storage concept in early 2016 as a way to reduce the prevalence of homeless encampments in Venice by encouraging more homeless people to utilize overnight shelters, which many currently avoid because shelters do not allow the homeless to secure more than a few possessions. The former senior center on Pacific Avenue would hold 124 plastic 60-gallon storage containers and be supervised by

to the surrounding community, including the children who attend Westminster Avenue Elementary School and Ecole Clair Fontaine Preschool,” their lawsuit alleges. The suit also claims a building permit issued for the senior center “falsely claims that there would be no change in use” for the structure. “My clients are asking the city to follow its own zoning codes and the proper entitlements process,” said real estate attorney Kristina Kropp, who represents the group. In September 2016, the Venice Neighborhood Council voted 16-0 to endorse a competing plan for storing homeless people’s belongings: a mobile storage plan that would place containers in buses rather than the former senior center. That vote had a lot to do with strenuous

The mobile storage plan would cost taxpayers about $25,037 per bin per year, compared to $3,163 per bin utilizing the former senior center. three employees of the Santa Monica social services nonprofit Chrysalis Inc., according to an analysis by Interim City Administrative Officer Richard Llewellyn. “The primary purpose is to provide the homeless population with a secure place to store their belongings, allowing them greater freedom and mobility to access services and housing,” states the report, filed in May. Llewellyn’s analysis estimates the price tag for rehabilitating the structure at $750,000, with an additional $58,000 to start up the program and an annual operating cost of $392,000 after that. Workers already spent months repairing the once-dilapidated building’s exterior and interior after the L.A. Board of Recreation and Park Commissioners approved the storage plan on Aug. 16 of last year. Meanwhile, the storage plan did not receive the support of the Venice Neighborhood Council and remains under the shadow of a lawsuit by nearby residents Heidi Roberts and Katrina Glusac, who sued under the umbrella of a nonprofit they formed called Venice Kids Count. Venice Kids Count seek an injunction to halt the storage plan, which “would negatively impact and cause severe harm

opposition voiced by residents who live near the senior center. “As an elected official, you try to take into consideration how your constituents feel regarding an issue,” said Venice Neighborhood Council Vice President George Francisco, who voted in favor of mobile storage and against using the former senior center for storage. “Different people have different constituencies and different personal understandings of issues that frame their opinions and perspectives.” Llewellyn’s analysis also considered the mobile storage option and found it to be much more expensive than utilizing the senior center. Using 10 buses, each containing 12 storage bins, would have an annual estimated operating cost of more than $3 million (about $300,000 per bus per year), with one driver and one assistant assigned to each bus. The mobile storage plan would cost taxpayers about $25,037 per bin per year, compared to $3,163 per bin utilizing the former senior center. Los Angeles County Homeless Services Authority officials prefer the senior center.

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LAX Eyes the Future of Travel Retina and fingerprint scanners let frequent flyers breeze through security checks By Andrew Dubbins When I was assigned to write about the new subscription-based biometrics system at LAX called CLEAR — which allows members to bypass the TSA’s identitycheck line by scanning their fingerprint or retina — I was ready to wax on about how I’m too private a person for this, too much of a clean freak, too squeamish about eye stuff (I hate when they zoom in on eyes in movies), and how this too closely resembles a sci-fi dystopia like the one in “Minority Report,” where advertisers and the government can track your every move through biometrics. Then I remembered that I scan my fingerprint every few days to enter my local 24 Hour Fitness — that biometrics has already become a routine fact of life. But are we cool with that? David Cohen is. He’s chief administrative officer at CLEAR. “Biometrics offers the means to a more convenient life,” says Cohen. “A frictionfree life.” Cohen says the long-term goal of CLEAR — already serving 1.1 million members at sports stadiums and airports across the country — is to expand to every access point across the globe that requires a pin, keycard, or credit card. That includes restaurants, retail stores, movie theaters and other transit operators. A whole world of places that know who you are the minute you walk in the door. CLEAR pods already inside most LAX terminals allow prospective users to verify their ID with a passport or driver’s license, scan their iris and fingerprint, then start using CLEAR immediately for a monthly fee of $15. It’s as easy as signing up for one of those airline-sponsored credit cards.

El Chapo lookalikes). She’s also concerned about identity theft. You can’t change your fingerprints or iris images the way you would a password or email account. When hackers steal your biometrics, they’re thieving your identity for good, and they can use it however they see fit. “Hackers,” says Lacambra, “will be able to track or manipulate your biometric history or profile to their advantage, whether by using it to break into your various accounts or just setting up dummy accounts of their own.” Last but not least is the risk of perpetual, persistent surveillance. Surveillance may seem like small potatoes when it comes to your travel habits, ballpark trips or gym visits, but what if down the line it involves constitutionally protected activities, such as whom you associate with or what political rallies you attend? CLEAR’s Cohen is direct and unwavering in his assertion that the company does not and will never sell its members’ data — not to advertisers, not to the governCLEAR kiosks at LAX use biometric scanning to speed travelers ment, not to anyone. through airport security “The integrity of our company’s data is the integrity of our company,” he says. false positives and misidentification. Specifics of CLEAR aside, protocol in But what would happen — hypotheti“The biometric matching program,” the new millennium has generally been to roll out a technology first and consider the she says, “will only be able to give you the cally, of course — if we elected a bully of a president who prides himself on his closest mathematical match within its consequences later. (Take Snapchat’s “Miles per Hour” filter. It wasn’t until teen database, and there’s no way to definitive- ability to strong-arm private companies, and this president suddenly demanded drivers started getting into fatal collisions ly know if the true candidate is included that a biometrics company start handing in that dataset or not.” that the Venice-based company decided over retina scans ASAP? Lacambra points to the FBI’s Interstate this filter might not be the best idea). And Then again, keeping a retina or fingerPhoto System (IPS), through which law so the time has come for a post-rollout print scan on file means getting through enforcement compares your photo to evaluation of biometrics. LAX security lines in about five minutes. Stephanie Lacambra, an attorney with the a database of mug shots. According to Just. Five. Minutes. Electronic Frontier Foundation — a San the bureau’s own testing, IPS proved The choice, at least for now, Francisco nonprofit formed to protect civil to be incapable of accurate identification is up to you. liberties in the digital age — worries about at least 15% of the time (bad news for

Playa isn’t Porter Ranch Neighborhood leaders support continued operation of natural gas facility By Gary Walker As Los Angeles County leaders and Porter Ranch residents fought tooth-andnail to keep the Southern California Gas Co. from reopening its Aliso Canyon natural gas storage facility, Neighborhood Council of Westchester-Playa members were getting ready to show the company some local love. On Aug. 1 — just three days after a state appeals court ruled that SoCal Gas could resume natural gas injections at the site of what’s widely regarded as the worst natural gas leak in U.S. history — Westchester-Playa leaders sought to pass a resolution to “fully endorse the PAGE 10 THE ARGONAUT August 10, 2017

Gas Company’s continued safe and efficient operation of its Playa del Rey storage location.” Instead, a parade of local residents and a couple of board members who weren’t sold on the timing of the resolution convinced the council to host an informational community meeting with SoCal Gas representatives sometime later this year. More than a dozen speakers lobbied for the council to defer voting until Los Angeles City Council committees complete an analysis of local oil and gas regulations and decide whether SoCal Gas should build a 2,500-foot buffer

between its Playa del Rey gas facility and homes in the bluffs overlooking Culver Boulevard. “This [motion] seems very premature,” said Stephanie Tatro, a social worker and Playa del Rey resident among those who argued that it would be more responsible for the neighborhood council to let policymakers finish their work. Neighborhood council member Michele Cooley-Strickland said a community meeting, possibly even coupled with a tour of the facility, would allow residents to directly interact with SoCal Gas staff and ask pointed questions. “As a homeowner and parent who can

see the plant from my windows, I had concerns about potential accidents affecting local homes and wetlands until I became much more knowledgeable about this specific facility, its history, operations, and the role it serves in energy supply for California,” Cooley- Strickland said. “The public would be better served by firsthand education and dialog with SoCal Gas experts than a letter from the board endorsing the Gas Co.’s operations in Playa del Rey, particularly as the letter was written.” (Continued on page 16)


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In a span of just two hours last Friday, local police exchanged gunfire with a murder suspect in Ocean Park and fatally shot an armed man inside a Venice Boulevard apartment. The incidents were not related, and no officers were hurt. At 6:28 p.m. on Aug. 4, Santa Monica police responded to multiple 911 calls about a shooting at Main and Strand streets, near the Santa Monica Community Garden parking lot. A gunshot wound victim found at the scene died shortly after he was transported to a local hospital, SMPD Lt. Saul Rodriguez said. Officers in search of the fleeing gunman immediately cordoned off a two block radius from Hollister Street to Third Street, and witnesses alerted police after seeing a man matching the shooter’s description walking eastbound along Strand. Rodriguez said the suspect, later identified as 46-year-old Christopher

Christopher Charles Davis Charles Davis, pointed a gun at officers as they approached. Davis was wounded by gunfire and taken into custody after the ensuing shootout. Stray bullets struck a building and several cars, according to a KCAL 9 report. Davis has been charged with murder, attempted murder and being a felon in possession of a firearm. He was arraigned Tuesday at the Airport Courthouse in Westchester and remains in custody in lieu of $2 million bail. Friday night’s second officerinvolved shooting, this one involving the LAPD, occurred

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at around 8:30 p.m. at an apartment in the 800 block of Venice Boulevard. Officers responding to an apparent dispute between roommates were met outside by a woman who told them there was a man inside the home destroying property, and “that’s when the officerinvolved shooting occurred,” LAPD Officer Liliana Preciado said. “There were two shots fired followed by a scream,” a woman who heard the shooting told KTLA 5. The wounded man was taken to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Police recovered a rifle at the scene, Preciado said. Police have not released the identity of the deceased, and the case has been transferred to the LAPD’s Force Investigations Division, which investigates all incidents involving the use of deadly force by an LAPD officer.

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S t o r y Lena Khouri channels creativity into community volunteerism at Deutsch headquarters in Playa Vista

Creative Altruism Deutsch Good’s Lena Khouri pairs millennial values with agency talent

Story by Shanee Edwards Photos by Maria Martin After Lena Khouri graduated from college, she was excited to begin a career in entertainment. But after nearly two years at Creative Artists Agency, she was yearning to rely less on her thick skin and more on her creativity. Luckily, Khouri found her dream job at Deutsch L.A., the Playa Vista-adjacent advertising agency widely known for the Volkswagen commercial that features a little boy dressed as Darth Vader, attempting to use “The Force” to start the car. But after just four months at Deutsch, Khouri discovered she had a new yearning — to use her creativity to make the world a better place. “I knew Deutsch did some big things, like Habitat for Humanity, but I just felt there could be an initiative to bring PAGE 14 THE ARGONAUT August 10, 2017

people together within the agency because we’re kind of separated by accounts. It could also be a really cool

advertising experience under her belt, Khouri did just that. And hit it out of the park.

“Young talent in all industries want to work for purpose-driven companies.” — Deutsch Executive VP Theresa Collins opportunity to use our creativity to give back to the community. So I ran the idea by my mentor [former Deutsch colleague Andrew Dubois],” Khouri recalls. Liking what he heard, Dubois suggested bringing the idea to Deutsch President Kim Getty. Armed with a PowerPoint presentation and very little

“She loved it. She partnered me with Karen Costello, who’s one of our creative execs who had a similar idea,” says Khouri. “Together, we co-founded Deutsch Good.” For the past three years, Deutsch Good has been holding monthly events focused on giving back to the community. The entire agency votes on at least one cause

(like water conservation or childhood hunger), but anyone can pitch a project they feel passionately about. The program has been so popular, it’s expanded to the New York office. But Deutsch’s decision to add a philanthropy arm isn’t just about the warm and fuzzy feelings that come from helping people, it’s also a smart way to attract and keep millennial talent. Deutsch Executive VP and Director of Communications Theresa Collins says that’s a trend happening everywhere. “Young talent in all industries want to work for purpose-driven companies. Deutsch Good is an opportunity to give them an outlet for something very important to them,” Collins explains. So who exactly is benefitting from all this altruism? The environment, homeless youth and school children in need,


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homeless. It made me really think about the people walking down the street around Venice. Sometimes, you can’t tell they are homeless.” But the experience that impacted Khouri most came when Deutsch Good wanted to help foster kids. “Most of these kids, when they go into the foster home they just get a trash bag to put all their stuff in. We purchased duffle bags and decorated them, then we wrote handwritten notes to each recipient. The duffle bag also comes with a blanket, books and other things we put in there,” she says. Inspired by the duffle event, many people at Deutsch revealed to Khouri that either they were adopted or that they had adopted a child. This is just one of the

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ways Khouri thinks Deutsch Good can bring the agency together. And it’s not just people and the environment benefiting from Deutsch Good. “I’m a sucker for dogs,” says Khouri, who, last December, coordinated an event called “Santa’s Good Shop.” Not only did it benefit children who needed books, there was also a canine component. “We worked with Kombucha Dog, a company that puts photos of shelter dogs on their bottle labels to encourage people to rescue a dog. They brought in a shelter partner, and they

brought five dogs who needed to be adopted.” One of the dogs had been severely abused and had grim prospects. Much to Khouri’s delight, the dog was adopted by a friend of a Deutsch employee. Khouri says her time at Deutsch has been a tremendous growth experience. “To go from knowing nothing about advertising to running this initiative — it’s been pretty awesome.” A version of this story appeared in the June/July issue of Playa Vista Direct, a sister publication of The Argonaut. Explore a digital version of the publication at playavistadirect.com.

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Westchester-Playa President Cyndi Hench said she was happy the council will set up a community meeting with SoCal Gas. When activists campaigning to shutter the Playa del Rey facility held a town hall meeting in June, Hench circulated a letter warning locals not to fall for “misinformation” about the Playa del Rey gas storage facility. “The community needs to understand the facility and its operations better. That was clear from the misinformation that was shared in public comment and the comments from the board,” Hench said last week. “No one benefits from misinformation.”


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Marina del Rey Symphony dives into ancient Egypt with a staging of Verdi’s “Aida” By Christina Campodonico When the Marina del Rey Symphony presents its fully staged production of “Aida” next Thursday at Burton Chace Park, two bodies of water — one physical, one figurative — will serve as the backdrop for Giuseppe Verdi’s classic opera about star-crossed lovers and warring nations in ancient Egypt. “We’re surrounded by water,” says Frank Fetta, conductor and music director of Marina del Rey Symphony. “We have the Nile River.” Figuratively speaking, of course. Fetta is not only excited to imagine the harbor’s main channel as the crossroads of antiquity, but also to share Verdi’s epic and multifaceted score with a contemporary audience.

“It was Giuseppe Verdi’s biggest opera and possibly one of his most successful,” says Fetta, noting how Verdi capitalized on rising public interest in ancient Egypt at the time of the opera’s writing in the early 1870s. “Egypt became a place where people would like to go. They became interested in the pharaohs and the pyramids and the tombs. So in a way, Verdi cashed in on that.” “A lot of [the music] is very exotic, but you can always sort of tell it’s [Verdi]. When it’s grand, it’s really grand. And when it’s intimate, it’s really intimate,” Fetta continues. “These calm moments are going, everything seems to be OK, and then all of a sudden the music and the drama start exploding and these very dynamic situations kind of jump off the

page at you — jealousy, anger, religious fervor, political intrigue, shame, embarrassment, the suffering that the Egyptians are wreaking upon the Ethiopians.” While Fetta notes that “Aida” is a politically charged story casting Egypt and Ethiopia as rival nations vying for power, it’s also a very personal one. “Here’s the anomaly in ‘Aida,’” says Fetta. “It’s a big sweeping opera telling the story of the political rivalry and enmity between Egypt and Ethiopia. But the opera — when you strip away all the political and military grandness — is really a very simple story.” A love story that is. At the heart of “Aida,” he explains, is a love triangle between the enslaved Ethiopian princess Aida, her lover — the Egyptian warrior

Radames — and the Egyptian princess Amneris, who tries to come between them. Complicating matters: Aida — hiding her identity as a princess — is Amneris’ slave, and Radames is betrothed to Amneris. The war raging between these lovers’ nations is small in comparison to the wild emotions of their hearts. “So the political is reduced down to a love story,” says Fetta. Soprano Candace Bogan will play Aida, mezzo-soprano Nandani Sinha will play Amneris, and tenor Matteo Bitetti will play Radames. Patrick Blackwell, playing Egyptian high priest Ramfis, and Ralph Cato, playing (Continued on page 18)

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“Everything seems to be OK, and then all of a sudden the music and the drama start exploding and these very dynamic situations kind of jump off the page at you — jealousy, anger, religious fervor, political intrigue, shame, embarrassment, the suffering that the Egyptians are wreaking upon the Ethiopians.” — Maestro Frank Fetta second cast, should anything go awry. “The is definitely the biggest opera that we’ve done,” says Fetta, noting the Marina del Rey Symphony’s previous outdoor concert productions of “Pagliacci” two years ago and Puccini’s “Madame Butterfly” last year. “It’s the grandest and has the biggest cast and the

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4800 S. Centinela Ave., Del Rey (310) 391-2585 “When we drove across the country when I was a kid, I ate at a lot of places like this,” my wife said as she surveyed the interior of Centinela Café. “My dad had some kind of instinct, and there was always a good one at the bottom of whatever off-ramp he chose.” My wife’s father liked good plain food and long road trips. Since he had a large family and a small budget, that internal compass for cheap restaurants was a valuable asset. I didn’t have anything like the same nostalgia for burger stands, and was drawn to this café for a different reason. A reader of this newspaper commented that she liked reading about exotic foods, but I should go somewhere that real people eat. I like to

think of myself as a real person, but I got the point, and so I decided it was time to review the Centinela Café. Why there? Because this hole-in-the-wall burger joint has been open for a quarter of a century and has been one of my quick bite stops for most of that time. It hadn’t occurred to me to take my wife there because it wasn’t a special trip place — it’s where I went when I happened to be nearby, hungry and pinched for time. We had driven by regularly, but Centinela Café’s location in the corner of a small strip mall doesn’t exactly grab your attention (though every time we passed I mentally edited the spelling and punctuation errors on their banners). The interior is showing its age but is scrupulously clean, and as you wait in line to order you might be inclined to wonder how many others have done the same. If all the burgers ever served here were stacked in a pile, how tall would it be? Would all the coffee ever poured here fill the nearby branch of

Ballona Creek to the brim, and how long would it keep the fish awake when it reached the ocean? The offerings here are substantial and the line sometimes takes a few minutes, so you have time to ponder these important questions. The menu has every standard item you’d expect at any diner or burger joint in America, breakfast through dinner, and not one of them is over $12. There is also a small menu of Mexican standards, which is where I tend to gravitate. Their steak burrito is my go-to item, and the meat always has a slightly smoky flavor from the grill that goes well with the flavors of cilantro, onions and medium-spicy salsa. The meat is an inexpensive cut and sometimes has a little gristle, but that’s the way they are in little taco stands down by the border, too. When my wife and I went for the first time it was almost noon but we both decided to declare it breakfast and order accordingly. (Continued on page 20)

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The ArgonAuT REAl EstAtE Q&A

It’s 2017, who needs a real estate agent? Welcome to 2017 where breakthroughs in automation seem to occur daily and people prefer less face-to-face interaction. Many industries have and are going through major changes due to automation, and the real estate industry is no different. There are now many popular forms of automated for sale by owner companies and modes of selling your home. Zillow recently unveiled its instant offer program for home sellers and buyers allowing them to cut out the real estate agent and make instant offers on a home. This enraged realtors everywhere, since Zillow overcharges to market on their platform. There are other companies as well like Open Door who will essentially offer the seller money for their home without any real estate agent, their pitch is that the seller will save money without a commission. Really what these new for sale by owner platforms accomplish from a seller’s perspective is haste, if you are

desperate and need to move quickly, it’s an option. But be aware that your home will sell for less without a real estate agent. It’s a fact that homes sold by realtors sell for 13-15% more than homes without. That’s a significant number if you’re trying to build your wealth for the long term, remember owning a home is an investment in your future, so why sell for less? From a buyer’s standpoint these companies promise lower prices and while they may potentially deliver on that, be very cautious about any property or deal that requires you to forfeit your rights to inspect and due diligence on a property up front. Believe it or not, there could be something very wrong with the property, i.e. foundational or otherwise, and that will cost you way more than what you think you are paying for. So other than ensuring your rights to inspection and getting a higher sales price, why do you need a realtor? And what exactly do realtors do? All great

questions that I hear more often than you think. Let me first answer with a question to you, if you needed to have brain surgery are you going to Google how to do it yourself? I would certainly hope not. A good realtor is worth ten times their commission because they are your advocate, they have a duty to do what’s in your best interest, and they are the experts. It’s our job to study market patterns macro and micro every day. To know what the home behind you sold for and recommend which month you should sell your home. Summer’s the best time if you’re wondering. A good realtor makes sure that once in escrow things run as smoothly as possible, from making sure the appraisal comes in at the right price, to solving any repair arguments that come up. We make sure that both parties understand their commitment to the deal and that should one fail to perform

the consequences are enforced. A realtor guides you through every step of the process and explains every disclosure and every piece of information we receive on the property. I can’t even fit the rest of our job in here but let me also add that when it comes to understanding investment and income property, do not try to “do it yourself”. A good realtor knows how to identify a must have income property with the right cap rate for the right price! That’s one of my specialties and helping people achieve their real estate goals is a reward for me on its own. So I urge you to find a great realtor to work with and talk to the next time you’ve got a real estate question! This week’s quesTion was answered by

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LEGAL ADVERTISING FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2016013871 The following person is doing business as: Playa Studios 12959 Coral Tree place Los Angeels, CA. 90066. Registered owners: Ignition Print LLC 12959 Coral Tree Place Los Angeles, CA. 90066 . 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 any material matter pursuant to Section 17913 of the Business and Professions Code that the registrant knows to be false is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000)). Registrant Signature/Name: Lynda Cox. Title: CFO. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on: January 20, 2016. Argonaut

OFFICE CLOSURE LETTER 2017 Ebrahim Sajedi, MD Internal Medicine 2222 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 404 Santa Monica, CA 90404 Tel: 310-828-1600 Fax: 310-829-9632 Lic. A062264 NPI. 1154342269

May 2, 2017 Dear Patient; I am writing to advise you that I am closing my practice and will no longer be available to provide your medical care effective June 2, 2017. I will be available until that time for your health care needs. Please select another physician within this time frame to continue your care or you may follow up with Dr. Amin Khorsandi who will also be the custodian of medical records after June 30, 2017. Please see following for the contact information for Dr. Amin Khorsandi: (310) 449-0093 www.santamonicabestdocs. com If you wish to pick up the copy of your medical record please make your request by June 2, 2017. After your request, your record will be ready for pick up at office by the third week of June 2017 for the fee of $30.00. I would like to thank you for your support and choosing me to serve you as your physician. Sincerely, Ebrahim Sajedi, MD

published: January 28, February 4, 11, and 18, 2016. NOTICE-In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2017 159540 The following persons is (are) doing business as: Align: Internal Architecture 3758 Inglewood Blvd unit 10 Los Angeles, CA. 90066. Daniella A. Ewen 3758 Inglewood Blvd. unit 10, Los Angeles, CA. 90066 This business is conducted by an individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true any material matter pursuant to Section 17913 of the Business and Professions Code that the registrant knows to be false is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000)). Registrant DANIELLA A. EWEN Owner Argonaut published: July 20, 27, August 3, 10, 2017 NOTICE-In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2017 170368 The following person is doing business as: 1) Blessed Records 4170 Admiralty Way #233 Marina del Rey, CA. 90292 Registered owners: Linda M. Moral 4170 Admiralty Way #233 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 N/A. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true any material matter pursuant to Section 17913 of the Business and Professions Code that the registrant knows to be false is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000)). Registrant Signature/ Name: Linda M. Moral Title: Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on July 3, 2017. Argonaut published: July 20, 27, August 3,10, 2017 NOTICE-In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered

owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2017 176574 The following persons is (are) doing business as: TIPTOPYACHTS 1922 W. Jefferson Blvd. Los Angeles, CA. 90018. Oscar Rodriguez 1922 W. Jefferson Blvd. Los Angeles, CA. 90018. This business is conducted by a an individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 06/2017. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true any material matter pursuant to Section 17913 of the Business and Professions Code that the registrant knows to be false is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000)). Registrant statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on July 10, 2017. Argonaut published: Aug. 10. 17. 24. 31. 2017. NOTICE-In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2017 183822 The following person is doing business as: 1) Blessed Records International 4170 Admiralty Way #233 Marina del Rey, CA. 90292 Registered owners: Linda M. Moral 4170 Admiralty Way #233 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 N/A. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true any material matter pursuant to Section 17913 of the Business and Professions Code that the registrant knows to be false is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000)). Registrant Signature/Name: Linda M Moral Title: Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on July 14, 2017. Argonaut published: July 20, 27, August 3,10, 2017 NOTICE-In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code).

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2017 188944 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Premier Tax Service South Bay 713 S. Pacific Coast Hwy ste G Redondo Beach, CA. 90277 Alfonso U. Bundoc Jr. 713 S. Pacific Coast Hwy Ste G Redondo Beach, CA. 90277. Teresa J. Bundoc 713 S. Pacific Coast Hwy Ste G Redondo Beach, CA. 90277. This business is conducted by a married couple. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 09/1991. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true any material matter pursuant to Section 17913 of the Business and Professions Code that the registrant knows to be false is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000)). PL This statement was filed with the county on July 19, 2017 Argonaut published: July 27, August 3, 10, 17, 2017 NOTICE-In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2017 190091 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as 1) Mr. Han Music 2100 Louella Ave. Venice, CA. 90291 1) Johannes Brooks Ortiz 2100 Louella Ave. Venice, CA. 90291 This business is conducted by an individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 07/2017. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true any material matter pursuant to Section 17913 of the Business and Professions Code that the registrant knows to be false is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000)). PL This statement was filed with the county on July 19, 2017 Argonaut published: August 3, 10, 17, 24, 2017 Johannes Brooks Ortiz CEO/OWNER 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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Watercolor Under the Bridge A guy my girlfriend dated seven years ago is now an aspiring artist, and he gave my girlfriend one of his paintings. It’s abstract, splashy and horrible. I find it disrespectful of him to give it to her (because she’s in a relationship). She said he does lots of paintings, sells almost none, and gives them as gifts to all of his friends. I asked her to throw it away, but she said that would be “too mean” and shoved it under the bed. Am I being overly jealous, or is it wrong to accept gifts from exes? — Chafed Art, especially abstract art, says different things to different people. To you the painting screams, “Ha-ha, I had sex with your girlfriend!” To everyone else, it’s probably an expression of a moment — the one that came seconds after “Outta the way! I had some bad clams!”

It makes sense that a gift from a guy to your girlfriend would set off your internal alarms. Consider, as evolutionary behavioral scientist Gad Saad points out, that one sex — the male one — woos (as in, tries to get the other into bed) with gifts. When a guy arrives to pick a woman up, she doesn’t open the door with “Surprise, bro! Got you these roses! Take off your pants!” As I somewhat frequently explain, this difference comes out of how sex can cost women bigtime in a way it doesn’t cost men: pregnancy and the 18-year after-party. So, women evolved to go for men who are willing and able to invest in any little, uh, nipple nibblers they give birth to, and gift-giving can be a signal of that. Your being upset over the painting could be a subconscious reaction to this. But considering that this guy is

handing out paintings like they’re “We Buy Gold!” leaflets, this gift to your girlfriend is probably a sign of a few things: He paints badly (though prolifically) and lacks storage space. In general, as for whether it’s OK to accept gifts from exes, context counts. Did the two people break up just yesterday or a decade ago? Are there still feelings bubbling up? Was the ex’s gift, say, a tire jack or a diamond-encrusted thong? Because this was just an ugly painting given to your girlfriend by a friend (long stripped of benefits), she did the kind thing and accepted it. So maybe just appreciate that her willingness to shove it under the bed relieves you of the need to suggest an even better location: a la “Can I offer you a steak — mesquite-grilled, with just a hint of carcinogenic paint fumes?”

Wife in the Fast Lane I’m a 31-year-old woman, and I’ve been dating my boyfriend for 10 months. I was hoping to get married eventually. Well, my friend goes to this famous “relationship coach” who says that if a guy doesn’t ask you to marry him within the first year, he never will. Is that true? It’s making me feel anxious and worried that I’m wasting my time. — Two More Months? It’s comforting to believe that somebody has the magical knowledge that can get us to happily ever after. That’s why there was a movie called “The Wizard of Oz” and not “The Dishwasher Repairman of Oz.” In fact, we crave certainty and get freaked out by uncertainty. Psychologically, a guarantee of something

bad happening is way more comfortable for us than the mere possibility that it could. This sounds a little nuts, but it makes evolutionary sense, because uncertainty leaves us on constant alert, which is both psychologically and physiologically draining. When research subjects are given a choice — get an electric shock for sure right then and there or possibly get surprised with a shock later — they overwhelmingly opt for the certain zapping in the present. And neuroscientist Archy de Berker found that people experienced greater physical stress responses (sweating and enlarged pupils) when a shock came unpredictably than when they knew it was coming. This is why it can be tempting to buy into an “expert’s” doom-and-gloom timetable

— despite countless examples disproving their “Marry before the year’s out or Spinsterville forever!” pronouncement. And consider something else: University of Pisa psychiatrist Donatella Marazziti finds that people in love are basically hormonally inebriated for a year or two. Also, it’s typically adversity — which tends to be in short supply during a year of romantic picnics and spa vacations — that shows what two people are made of and how well they, as a couple, weather life’s kicks in the teeth. You know … like after you encourage your partner to be true to that inner voice, and he listens: “Thanks to you, honey, I’m quitting my soul-killing six-figure job to become a professional pogo stick artist.”

Got a problem? Write to Amy Alkon at 171 Pier Ave., Ste. 280, Santa Monica, CA 90405, or email her at AdviceAmy@aol.com. Alkon’s latest book is “Good Manners for Nice People who Sometimes Say F*ck.” She blogs at advicegoddess.com and podcasts at blogtalkradio.com. August 10, 2017 THE ARGONAUT PAGE 31


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Beach Eats, 4:30 to 9 p.m. Thursdays. The weekly festival of food trucks with a scenic harbor backdrop continues its run at Mother’s Beach, Lot 10, 4101 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey. (310) 305-9545; lotmom. com/beacheats West Coast Swing, 6:30 p.m. Move your body and free your mind with a swing class and open dance. Intermediate swing dance classes start at 6:30 p.m., followed by beginner and intermediate/advanced classes at 7:30 p.m., and open dancing at 8:30 p.m. $15 includes the class; $10 just to dance. Westchester Elks Lodge, 8025 W. Manchester Ave., Playa del Rey. (310) 606-5606; philandmindiadance.com West L.A. Hike, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. A community of friendly people gathers each Thursday for one of five West L.A. routes. Check website for weekly location. meetup.com/los-angeleshiking-group/events Fellows Readings, 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday. Otis presents readings by some of the best established and emerging LGBTQ writers in the country, featuring 2017 Lambda Fellows in fiction, poetry, young adult

fiction, playwriting and nonfiction. The Forum at Otis College of Art and Design, 9045 Lincoln Blvd., Westchester. (310) 665-6800; otis.edu Serving Up Comedy, 7 p.m. Featuring a new lineup of standup comics each week, the main show is followed by an open mic at 8:30 p.m. at The Warehouse, 4499 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey. No cover; suggested charity donation. (310) 823-5451; servingupcomedy.com Twilight Concert Series: Mon Laferte, Buscabulla, 7 p.m. Chilean indie pop singer-songwriter Mon Laferte shares a bill with Brooklynbased duo Buscabulla (Spanish for “troublemaker”), one of Rolling Stone’s “Ten New Artists You Need to Know” for 2017. Santa Monica Pier. Free. tcs.santamonicapier.org Del Rey Neighborhood Council Meeting, 7:15 p.m. The local advisory body to the Los Angeles City Council meets the second Thursday of each month at Del Rey Square, 11976 Culver Blvd., Del Rey. delreync.org

Friday, Aug. 11 Mar Vista Seniors Club, 9:30 to noon. Each Friday the Mar Vista Seniors Club meets for trips, tours, speakers, bingo and live entertainment. Ages 50+. Mar Vista Recreation Center, 11430 Woodbine St., Mar Vista. (310) 559-7798 or (310) 351-9876 Venice Pop-Up Park, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays. Bring a meeting, lunch or project, use the free Wi-Fi and enjoy. 1021 ½ Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice. Free. venicechamber.net Mat Pilates, 11:30 a.m. Work out your core muscles and stretch away stress at Venice Abbot Kinney Memorial Branch Library, 501 S. Venice Blvd., Venice. Free. (310) 821-1769; lapl.org “The Straight Story” Screening, 6:30 p.m. Mind Over Movies screens David Lynch’s eccentric biography of an elderly man who crossed state lines on a ride mower to reconnect with his brother. A discussion and Q&A follow the film. The Christian Institute, 1308 Second St., Santa Monica. Free. facebook.com/ MindOverMoviesLA Friday Night Trivia, 7 p.m. Test your knowledge while having a brew and win prizes. TRiP, 2101 Lincoln Blvd., Santa Monica. (310) 3969010; tripsantamonica.com

Chilean indie pop singer-songwriter Mon Laferte headlines this week’s Twilight Concert Series show at Santa Monica Pier. SEE THURSDAY, AUG. 10 PAGE 32 THE ARGONAUT August 10, 2017

Toasted Fridays Workshop Open House, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Improve your public speaking skills in a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere with food and drinks at this weekly open house. Oaklands Apartments Conference Room, 4111 Via Marina, Marina del Rey. (563) 508-0260; facebook.com/ toastedfridays

Take your furry best friend out for drink on Dog Day Afternoon, with craft cocktails for people and special treats for pets on the patio of The Lincoln. SEE SUNDAY, AUG. 13. Sunset Swim at the Annenberg Beach House, 7 to 10 p.m. Take a break from kid stuff and hang out at this chill 18+ swim party in a pool that Argonaut readers have voted the Westside’s best swimming pool for several years running. Annenberg Community Beach House, 415 Pacific Coast Hwy., Santa Monica. $5 to $10. (310) 458-4904; annenbergbeachhouse.com Beach Movie Night: “Storks,” 8 p.m. In this animated comedy, storks who work for a global online retail giant go back into the baby business to save an “unauthorized” child produced by the Baby Factory. Dockweiler Youth Center, 12505 Vista del Mar, Playa del Rey. Free. (310) 726-4128; beaches.lacounty.gov New Shoes 16, 8:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. This is the sixteenth installment of an ongoing series of new and in-development dance and physical theater works by various choreographers and ensembles. Highways Performance Space & Gallery, 1651 18th St., Santa Monica. $20. (310) 315-1459; highwaysperformance.org

Saturday, Aug.12 Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous, 9 to 10:30 a.m. A 12-step program for anyone struggling with their relationship with food. Vineyard Christian Fellowship, Youth Center, 3838 S. Centinela Ave., Mar Vista. Free. (310) 902-3040; foodaddicts.org Mista Cookie Jar Mini-Concert, 10:30 a.m. “Kindie rocker” Mista Cookie Jar serenades the crowd with his urban-island folky rock ‘n’ roll sound on his stars and moon steel guitar. All ages. Children’s Book World, 10580½ Pico Blvd., West L.A. Free. (310) 559-2665; childrensbookworld.com “Goodnight Lab: A Scientific Parody,” 11 a.m. While poking fun at

the clutter and chaos of lab life, this sweet parody of the beloved “Goodnight Moon” gives scientists of all ages everything they need to say goodnight and rest before returning to the research world in the morning. Activities follow the reading. Barnes & Noble, 13400 Maxella Ave., Marina del Rey. Free. (310) 306-3213; barnesandnoble.com Artists & Fleas, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Established as a marketplace to bring together emerging artists, indie designers and vintage collectors outside a traditional retail setting, Artists & Fleas is a community gathering spot and hipster haven, with shopping and food trucks each second and fourth Saturday of the month. Westminster Elementary School, 1010 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice. Free. artistsandfleas.com Westchester’s Wood-Fired Community Oven Bake, noon. Bring dough and toppings to bake your own pizza in an authentic earthen oven. Oven is ready for baking bread around 2 p.m. Holy Nativity Episcopal Church, 6700 W. 83rd St., Westchester. Free. (310) 850-8022; westchestercommunityoven@gmail.com KJazz Champagne and Brunch Cruise, noon to 2 p.m. Jazz lovers can enjoy this two-hour harbor cruise with live music, free-flowing champagne and sparkling cider and brunch buffet. Boarding begins at 11:30 a.m. Fisherman’s Village, 13755 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey. $67.95; reservations required. (310) 301-9900; hornblower.com Open Mic for Musicians, 2 p.m. Hang out with musicians, jam on stage and enjoy a cold one. Open to all. First come, first play. TRiP, 2101 Lincoln Blvd., Santa Monica. (310) 396-9010; tripsantamonica.com Music by the Sea, 2 to 5 p.m. A scenic harbor view is the backdrop for (Continued on page 35)


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Dead Rock West heads to Roots on the Rails after their Santa Monica gig was ‘All songs are about love,’ because I realized it’s true,” she says. “It doesn’t matter what you think the content is, everything is about love. Whether it’s about hurt or about a happy love connection, the core of it is all about

Like Doe, Dave Alvin and Peter Case have consistently championed Dead Rock West. love. It really applies to these songs — they’re all about love. Frank’s an amazing songwriter.” Drennen’s songs dig deeper than past releases, reflecting life challenges that have buffeted the duo, and they’re studded with poetic metaphors and imagery: “Radio Silence,” “Nail Gun,” “Stereo” (“Are you one of those who runs from love like a dove from a gun”). His “Singing on the Telephone” and Wasserman’s poignant “Tell Me Good-

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been able to do with guys,” Drennen observes. “I wrote ‘Singing on the Telephone’ about a breakup for myself. But then our producer John said, ‘I want to hear Cindy sing it.’ Cindy found her own way to connect with it emotionally, as far as who she’s singing it to. She was able to bounce off what I had written from a perspective of my own life, and related it to herself in a feminine way that I just never could have.” That intuitive connection extends to

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& Del Monte Speakeasy, 52 Windward Ave., Venice. No cover. (310) 392-4040; townhousevenice.com TRiPTease, 10 p.m. See a different show each week featuring burlesque dancers from all over Los Angeles, singers, comedians, magicians and more. Live music begins at 8:30 p.m. TRiP, 2101 Lincoln Blvd., Santa Monica. $5. (310) 396-9010; tripsantamonica.com

Thursday, Aug. 17 Providence Saint John’s Playa Vista Open House, 4 to 7 p.m. Providence Saint John’s joins the Playa Vista neighborhood, opening a new outpatient facility for primary, pediatric and specialty care. Take a tour of the new offices and meet the physicians and staff, with snacks, a photo booth and a crafts table to keep the kids busy. Providence Saint John’s Health Center – Playa Vista, 12555 W. Jefferson Blvd., Ste. 300, Del Rey. Free. RSVP by calling (888) HEALING or at providence.org/ playavista Mar Vista Community Council Aging in Place Committee, 6 p.m. Guest speaker gerontologist Susi Rodriguez Shapiro discusses emergency preparedness for adults. The committee meets the third Thursday of each month. Windward School, 11350 Palms Blvd., Room 1030, Mar Vista. marvista.org

Mystery Book Club, 6 p.m. Each month join fellow readers for a discussion on a chosen mystery. This month’s selection is “Beware, Beware: A Juniper Song Mystery” by Stephen Cha. Venice Abbot Kinney Memorial Branch Library, 501 S. Venice Blvd., Venice. (310) 821-1769; lapl.org City of Champions Toastmasters Club, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Practice the art of public speaking and hear amazing speeches and inspiring stories. The club is open to everyone. Faithful Central Bible Church, 333 W. Florence Ave., Inglewood. Free. (213) 200-5429; pgb914@hotmail.com Venice Art Crawl Mixer, 6 to 9 p.m. Celebrate art, culture and entertainment at the 7th Anniversary Venice Art Crawl Mixer, while meeting artists and merchants and enjoying an evening of networking and socializing. Canal Club, 2025 Pacific Ave., Venice. $5 donation requested. venicechamber.net Marina Concert: Aida, 7 p.m. The symphony and special guests perform a fully-staged production of Giuseppe Verdi’s celebrated 19th-century opera in four acts. Burton Chace Park, 13650 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey. Free. (310) 305-9545; visitmarinadelrey.com Twilight Concert Series: Warpaint, 7 p.m. The sharp indie rock and lush dream pop of this Los Angeles-based

quartet have inspired comparisons to Siouxsie and the Banshees. Santa Monica Pier. Free. tcs.santamonicapier.org Del Rey Neighborhood Council Land Use and Planning Committee, 7:15 p.m. The committee meets on the third Thursday of each month at Del Rey Square, 11976 Culver Blvd., Del Rey. delreync.org

Galleries and Museums Artists’ Cookbook Launch, 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 12. In conjunction with the exhibit “I Wish I Was a Telephone,” artists Nora Jane Slade and Marisa Takal launch their collaborative cookbook zine by preparing recipes for visitors to sample. Copies of the book will be available for purchase. Exhibit runs through Aug. 19. Bolsky Gallery at Otis College of Art and Design, 9045 Lincoln Blvd., Westchester. Free. (310) 665-6800; otis.edu “Miles from Los Angeles” and “New Wilderness,” opening reception 6:30 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 12. Featuring panoramic shots of the western United States from Washington to Colorado to Hawaii, Cheyne Walls’ “Miles from Los Angeles” exhibit celebrates nature by capturing awe-inspiring vistas unique to the American West. In “New Wilderness,” Jennifer MaHarry presents a bold new take on traditional

nature photography with eye-catching animal portraits on subtly manipulated backgrounds for a compelling effect. The G2 Gallery, 1503 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice. $10. (310) 452-2842; theG2gallery.com Santa Monica History Museum Free Evenings, 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. The Santa Monica History Museum offers free admission times to better serve residents who cannot make it to the museum until the evening hours. Santa Monica History Museum, 1350 7th St., Santa Monica. (310) 395-2290; santamonicahistory.org “Alarmer 2,” through Aug. 20. Jacob Kassay’s show takes the domestic space and its suburban Venice Beach locale as both subject and medium, endowing it with the aggressive appearance of a vacant home by adding steel security screens to the windows and doors, and enclosing the sides of the house with sheets of transparent polycarbonate. By restricting access to the home in this manner, Kassay implies the mysterious existence of a custodial figure or corporation, an invisible force that maintains the unused property. team(bungalow), 306 Windward Ave., Venice. teamgal.com Send event information at least 10 days in advance to calendar@argonautnews.com.

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“Into the Film: A Night at the Opera” @ Santa Monica Bay Woman’s Club The “Phantom of the Opera” comes to life in an immersive theatrical experience featuring period set pieces and experienced actors portraying characters from the 1925 Lon Chaney film. Dress up and dive into the underbelly of the Paris Opera, where you can follow plot lines or create your own. A live-scored screening of the Chaney-led “Phantom” caps off the night. Elegant attire is required, as you may encounter the Phantom. Limited engagement: 7:30 p.m. Friday and 6:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday (Aug. 11, 12 and 13) at the Santa Monica Bay Woman’s Club, 1210 4th St., Santa Monica. 21+. $59. intothefilm.com You Can’t Stop the Beat:“New Shoes 16” @ Highways Performance Space The sixteenth installment of this ongoing series of new and in-development dance works features pieces by Jamie Carr, Madison Clark, Belle Jessen, Keri Prokopidis, Pia Vinson and Amanda Kay White. Two performances only: 8:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday (Aug. 11 and 12) at Highways Performance Space, 1651 18th St., Santa Monica. $15 to

$20. (310) 315-1459; highwaysperformancespace.org

day (Aug. 17) at Santa Monica Playhouse, 1211 4th St., Santa Monica. $12. (310) 452-2321; storeyproductions.com

The Power of the Bard:“Mighty Morphin Midsummer Night’s Dream” @ The Actors’ Gang Shakespeare morphs into The Power Rangers with this family-friendly outdoor show featuring magic, live music and stage combat. Bring a blanket or lawn chairs, then celebrate with a popsicle and take selfies with the characters after the show. Now playing 11 a.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Aug. 27 outside the Actors’ Gang, 9070 Venice Blvd., Culver City. Free. (310) 838-4264; theactorsgang.com “L.A. Woman: The Confession” @ Beyond Baroque Robin Ray Eller plays an actress at the end of her rope in this one-woman play by Richard Setlowe. One performance only: 8 p.m. Saturday (Aug. 12) at Beyond Baroque, 681 N. Venice Blvd., Venice. $6 to $10; members free. (310) 822-3006; beyondbaroque.org. Agony and Ecstasy:“Cocktales: Shame on Me” @ Santa Monica Playhouse Debra Ehrhardt, the award-winning writer of “Jamaica Farewell,” opens up

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Lon Chaw ney in “Phantom of the Opera” about sex and sexuality in this new one-woman show. One performance only: 3 p.m. Sunday (Aug. 13) at Santa Monica Playhouse, 1211 4th St. Santa Monica. (310) 394-9779; cocktalestheplay.com On the Spectrum:“Pain in My Asperger’s” @ Santa Monica Playhouse Through eight original songs, actormusician Jeremy Ebenstein takes audiences through his journey of living life with Asperger’s Syndrome, a

high-functioning form of autism. One performance only: 5:30 p.m. Sunday (Aug. 13) at Santa Monica Playhouse, 1211 4th St., Santa Monica. $30. (201) 803-9154; santamonicaplayhouse.com Musical Musings:“SHINE: Music” @ Santa Monica Playhouse This month’s installment of the storytelling series focuses on how music touches our lives, with storytellers getting live musical accompaniment. Singer-songwriter Brenda Varda hosts. One performance only: 7 p.m. Thurs-

The Lush:“The Gingerbread Lady” @ Westchester Playhouse In this Neil Simon dramedy, a popular cabaret singer falls off the wagon after a short stint in rehab. Her friends and family try to help her adjust to sober living. Now playing at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through Aug. 19 at Westchester Playhouse, 8301 Hindry Ave., Westchester. $20. (310) 645-5156; kentwoodplayers.org Blind Sheep:“Rhinoceros” @ Pacific Resident Theatre Guillermo Cienfuegos directs Eugene Ionesco’s comic masterpiece, a wild and biting farce about a small provincial town outside Paris taken hold by a dangerous herd mentality. Think Kafka meets Monty Python. Run extended. Shows continue at 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays through Sept. 10 at Pacific Resident Theatre, 703 Venice Blvd., Venice. $15 to $34. (310) 822-8392; pacificresidenttheatre.com


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