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DOES THIS LOOK LIKE A SIGN?
The Los Angeles City Council will vote Tuesday, Aug. 20 on a citywide mural ordinance. Existing law makes no difference between murals and signs. Shown is the mural Touch of Venice on Windward Avenue.
L.A. City Council to vote on mural ordinance; local boards seek exceptions
By Gary Walker Years in the making, a final version of a long-awaited mural ordinance is at last slated to come before the Los Angeles City Council Tuesday, Aug. 20. While there are hundreds of supporters of a citywide law that will clarify the definition between art and commercial signage and who would like to see Los Angeles once again become “the mural capital of the world,” the council will almost certainly hear from community representatives who want restrictions on where these colorful art pieces can be placed. The new ordinance would remove the existing moratorium on murals in public areas, would distinguish art from signs and would allow neighborhood councils the ability to weigh in on proposed art in residential zones. The Neighborhood Council of Westchester-Playa held a special meeting to address the ordinance Aug. 6 and voted against lifting the moratorium. If city leaders choose to remove it, the local council has indicated it would prefer not allowing murals in residential neighborhoods. “The neighborhood council opposes ending the moratorium but, if ended, supports the city attorney’s Option B of the draft ordinance with conditions and that the (Neighborhood Council of Westchester-Playa) reserves the right to bring to committee for proper vetting and review if (Continued on page 12)
Let’s get physical – and cultural Venice zipline project combines amusement park-style thrill with performing and fine arts By Michael Aushenker The city of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks has found a unique way to raise money for Venice’s beachfront sanitation services –and cultivate some culture in the process – by partnering with the private sector. A zipline ride installed last month has not only provided a new activity for locals and tourists to tackle beachside, its ancillary projects have been furthering Venice’s arts scene, among them murals by local artists and a dance and acrobatic student show held earlier this month. Initiated by Greenheart Conservation Company/ Flightlinez, a Canadian company creating and operating conservation-based canopy walkways and other naturebased aerial attractions globally (including in the Amazon
and Africa), Venice Beach’s zipline finally took flight mid-July after some delay. “Venice is an ideal location,” Greenheart President and Co-Founder Ian Green told The Argonaut from his Vancouver offices. “It has that performance base and that history with (the boardwalk and the Pacific Ocean Park of yesteryear), the street performers. The only thing we thought would be beneficial was how would we create more of an artistic space?” Venice-based artist Hans Walor curated the zipline tower-adorning murals, created by local artists (including Walor). Among those painters are Gianni Arone, Alex and Christopher Couto, Hans Haveron, Lindsay Carron, Chase, Asylm, Chris Saunders and Joseph Skala. The Venetian artist was the logical choice since
An Aug. 10 aerial performance by local high school stu(Continued on page 30) dents is one of several arts-related projects devised by the people behind Venice Beach’s new zipline attraction.
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Re: “Homelessness impacted by high rental housing, low incomes,” (Argonaut letters, Aug. 1). In the letter, the writer misinforms your constituency and the readership by suggesting that the homeless problem is a result of housing providers increasing their rents on the Westside. First, it’s important to understand the true facts: The vacancy factor on the Westside has been in the range of approximately 6 percent of higher. Second, most housing providers and apartment owners and developers will not come into Los Angeles because of the oppressive rent control protocols. Third, the city has a terrible record of promoting inclusionary bonus density housing proposals to developers. Fourth, the Los Angeles Housing Authority has been paralyzed by corruption and mismanagement for the last 10 years or longer. The Section 8 vouchers are not going to poor
or homeless individuals, but rather to special “housing groups” associated with the Housing Authority for their own special projects. Remember, the manager of this department was removed for alleged corruption. Your congresspersons have failed to offer a creative/innovative/special Section 8 voucher program which would be acceptable to L.A. city housing providers. Two recent appellate court cases make it impossible for an apartment owner to enter the program and accept Section 8 vouchers. On the other hand, the Department of Water and Power and the Bureau of Sanitation have increased water by 18 percent; sewage by 28 percent; and solid waste retrieval by 44 percent; and yet, an apartment owner may only increase their rent by a mere 3 percent per year, and may not pass through insurance, property taxes or utility costs. If you’re homeless because of financial reversals, you need governmental intervention that’s fair and appropriate. A housing provider or apartment owner should not subsidize this problem. VOL 43, NO 33
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If you’re homeless, you can’t go to the supermarket and ask management to provide a discount. If you’re homeless, you don’t go to the gas station or Target and demand a discount. The real problem is L.A. city rent control. Remove rent control and you’ll get hundreds of thousands of new rental units built at below-market prices with bonus density units available to the very low income. Michael Millman Mar Vista
City Council road bond property tax is unfair
The Los Angeles City Council’s current plan to fund a road bond through a 6 percent increase to property taxes is unfair. Are property owners suddenly the only people who use the roads? Some might say that any property tax increase will be absorbed by corresponding increases to rents, but sharing the burden of that property tax increase isn’t as simple as raising rents. Raising the rent isn’t like switching on a light. For some, it will take years to share the cost with renters and for many landlords, they legally can’t raise the rent to outpace inflation fast enough to share the cost of an increase to property taxes. That would most likely be followed by more stress on our very tenuous affordable housing inventory. The other issue is perception. Some renters will pass the bond with less scrutiny because they perceive (rightly or wrongly) that the cost of the bond will be shouldered by property owners. In that sense, it’s a bit of a ploy, in my humble opinion. This bond should be part of an overall transportation strategy. All people should
shoulder part of the tax burden of paying for this while we simultaneously incentivize less single-driver use of the roads. Passing a sales tax increase that is tied to a corresponding subsidy to use public transportation would be an intelligent way to raise funds for the projects, raise revenue from everyone equally, soften the blow to low-income residents who would normally receive an unfair tax burden through a sales tax increase, lighten the traffic during construction, and perhaps change commuting patterns. The best way to subsidize the transportation, I think, is to provide for free transfers on transit. Odysseus Bostick Westchester
Where’s the sidewalk repair?
Re: “Help with the root of the problem,” (Argonaut letters, Aug. 1). I couldn’t agree with the letter writer more. Even after my bike accident in Mar Vista in April 2011, the Bureau of Street Services did not respond in a timely manner, putting more people at risk. Even calling then-Councilman Bill Rosendahl’s office at that time did not speed things up like I hoped for. I want to warn bike riders about McLaughlin Avenue between Venice Boulevard and Woodbine Avenue. The condition of the road in the 3600 block of McLaughlin is so dangerous that another bad accident is about to happen. When does the city take action, please Councilman Mike Bonin? The sidewalks in this area are lifted up by tree roots. You cannot even go there with a wheelchair let alone with (Continued on next page)
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Appeals court rules against Los Angeles County on urban pollution By Gary Walker In a setback for Los Angeles County water quality officials, the U.S. District Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has struck down an earlier court decision on storm water pollution and the role of the agencies involved in water quality policy. The court ruled Aug. 8 that the county and the county flood control authorities are responsible for monitoring stormwater and urban runoff pollution that enters into the region’s waterways and flood control channels, including Ballona Creek.
The opinion comes seven months after the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously reversed an earlier opinion by the Ninth Circuit in the same case, which was brought by the Natural Resources Defense Council and Santa Monica Baykeeper (now Los Angeles Waterkeeper) against the county and the flood control district. “It was a good day for water quality (proponents),” said Steven Fleischli, the resources council’s water quality director. Environmental organization Health the Bay also cheered the ruling. “We applaud the court’s
decision,” said Sarah Sikich, coastal resources director of the Santa Monica-based group. “Heal the Bay is committed to finding multi-benefit projects to further the enrichment of the environment and the community.” County Fourth District Supervisor Don Knabe appeared angered by the appellate court decision, saying the court essentially overstepped its bounds. “I am incredibly disappointed with the Ninth Circuit Court’s opinion. This type of judicial activism by them is not uncommon, but still very
upsetting,” the supervisor asserted. “Earlier this year, the highest court in the land, the U.S. Supreme Court, sided with the county and overturned the Ninth Circuit’s previous decision. “It is absurd to me that the county could be held solely responsible for what other jurisdictions dump in their cities that ends up in our channels.” County officials say they are “disappointed” with the court’s opinion issued by the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals that holds the county and the flood control district responsible for stormwater
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and through the community council’s Green Committee has been active in the quest to reduce urban runoff through rain harvesting and water retention devices. Many of the homes that are featured on the community’s annual Mar Vista Green Gardens Showcase have these features. “Reusing water can be part of a more comprehensive program which should have more emphasis on conserving water and greater financial incentives for those who do,” said Jeanne Kuntz, a co-chair of Mar Vista’s Green Committee. County officials say the flood control district is considering its legal options in light of the Aug. 8 decision. § Gary@ArgonautNews.com
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OPINION A call for leadership on pension, health care obligations What does it take to lead Los Angeles? Who has the courage to take on the tough issues that are financially strangling Los Angeles? Will it be the career-elected officials or embedded bureaucrats and political insiders who have spent most of their lives on the public dole? Isn’t that the resume of the very people that created the crisis we have in local government today? Individuals who have led from the back of the line and have caved time and time again to the unrealistic demands of public employee unions that are bankrupting city governments across the United States. For what we need today from our new city fathers is the ability to simply say one word: no! No to raises, promotions and salary increases for unions that don’t understand the rest of Los Angeles must bear the burden of these ever increasing pension and health care obligations. For the pension obligations and health care costs for all public sector retirees increased 9 percent between 2009 and 2010 to an astounding $1.38 trillion. That’s $757 billion for pensions; $627 billion for health care. Here in Los Angeles, the public pension obligation is now $32 billion, or roughly $7,250 per resident! Pension obligations are now so large, so out-of-control that taxpayers
are literally paying for two police departments and fire departments – the one that is working and the one that’s retired. Even New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, one of the most respected municipal leaders in America understands that unfunded pension obligations are destroying a city’s ability to deliver the most basic of city services. Is it any wonder that former L.A. Mayor Richard Riordan called for a radical restructuring of these bloated pension and health care costs? Is it any wonder why 80 percent of those registered to vote didn’t even bother to cast a ballot in the recent round of municipal elections? That the only people who do vote are those who are employed by local government or have a vested interest in the form of public contracts, pensions, benefits and political appointments that hold this electoral process hostage? Ironically, those now running things believe they have some mandate, a belief that things can and should remain the same. These cradle to grave obligations for a taxpaying public that doesn’t receive such generous benefits only demonstrate the “cut flower” approach to municipal finance by elected officials who lack the courage, discipline or common sense to finally just utter the words, enough is enough!
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Instead we have a new wave of economic liberals now assuming city office that concentrate on further enabling unions (who finance these campaigns) that have a stranglehold on this city’s finances versus assuming the adversarial role of standing up for those who don’t have a voice at the bargaining table, but will be sent the bill in the form of increased spending and higher taxes. Ironically, those who hold multiple minimum wage employment, rent versus own and can’t afford a car and depend on public transportation are the ones shouldering this increasingly heavy debt. For it is these individuals that have become the new “silent majority” of Americans paying the cost, but receiving nothing in return. For this is the economic travesty of Los Angeles, the ever widening gap of the haves and the have nots created by those running this municipality into the ground. For where is their voice in this status quo, “business as usual” approach by these new bosses, seemingly no different than the old ones? Detroit, once the car capital of the world and labeled the “arsenal of democracy,” is mired in $18 billion of
debt of which carries the obligation of some 30,000 pensions ($3.5 billion) both active and forthcoming! This is a city with miles of abandoned buildings and homes as far as the eye can see; a city where 40 percent of the street lights don’t work. Is that the future of Los Angeles unless serious discussions about pension and health care obligations are addressed sooner than later? For the bankruptcy of Detroit is just the beginning of a long line of municipalities with no other alternative – a city that cannot attract private sector employment and lost the automotive business to global competition. What is Los Angeles doing to attract job creators and private sector investment so it doesn’t follow in the Motor City’s financial footsteps as the biggest municipal bankruptcy west of the Mississippi? With all the pomp and circumstance of inaugural parties and a sense that all is just fine, when will the real heavy lifting of fixing the finances of Los Angeles commence? Who will step up and lead? Who has the ability to say no? Nick Antonicello Venice Beach
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The Ballona Creek Watershed Task Force has a 10-year history of delivering innovative, well-conceived planning documents. The Ballona Creek Watershed Management Plan and Ballona Creek Greenway Plan are still used today as sources of information and ideas for projects to clean up the water and create habitat and recreation opportunities along Ballona Creek. The Santa Monica Bay Restoration Commission (SMBRC) has coordinated the bi-monthly meetings of the task force for the last decade or so, providing a forum for information sharing and discussion of environmental issues and projects. It is an important function, appreciated by local stakeholders, and SMBRC has been committed to providing it. Our decision earlier this month to withdraw from the task force comes after several years of trying to manage extremely disruptive people who have used the meetings to attack others professionally and personally, and promote their own fringe agendas. Such environmental red herrings are easily ignored except in a small meeting room where a handful of disrespectful individuals are determined that only their pet peeves will be aired, at the expense of all other people’s interests. The worst of these meetings have involved attacks and accusations of embezzlement, fraud and other crimes, as well as juvenile insults, directed at staff of the SMBRC and guest speakers at the meetings. As professionals, we do not respond to ludicrous charges or personal
affronts, but we do get tired of them. When public discourse degenerates into childish playground scrapping, we do not participate and certainly cannot spend our limited resources in providing a forum for it. There is good news, though. The planning for the Ballona Wetlands restoration project is going extremely well, and we are proud to be a part of it. The result will be a beautiful, 600-acre oasis for people and wildlife. The walking trails, overlooks, learning areas and expanses of open space being considered would transform this abused urban space into a treasure of the Southern California coastline. The task force has no impact on the wetlands restoration planning, which has enormous community support. Other good news: The notes of support we have received since our decision to withdraw from the task force show there is an engaged community of people who continue to devote time and energy to environmental planning and activism in the Ballona Watershed. They are still committed to the goal of transforming the concrete waterway into a lush and healthy greenway for all to enjoy. The SMBRC is here to help and will enthusiastically participate in future efforts with productive and positive stakeholders and partners. We look forward to it. Dr. Shelley Luce Executive Director Santa Monica Bay Restoration Commission
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LMU makes concessions on parking fees, offers to fund more permits By Gary Walker Loyola Marymount University is now offering its students, staff and contract workers discounts on the university’s recently instituted parking fees in an effort to encourage them to park on campus instead of in the adjacent neighborhoods. LMU officials are also planning to list the parking fees on the tuition bills of students who have cars, beginning next year. These new developments are taking place against the backdrop of a meeting planned for Thursday, Aug. 22 at the Westchester Senior Center that will cover several topics at the university, but a large portion of the meeting will almost assuredly focus on parking problems that homeowners in the residential neighborhoods near the university have complained about for months. Since the university began charging its faculty and students to park on campus, several of LMU’s neighbors, as well as
Since the university implemented parking fees on campus in January, the debate over parking districts has been boisterous and at times antagonistic. During the years that LMU was pursuing planning approvals for its 20-year master plan, school officials invited groups of residents to participate in negotiations with them regarding what some neighbors considered nuisances. One such group, who called themselves the McConnell Quality of Life Group, took part in the negotiations in 2010. A number of these homeowners worked with the university’s representatives to obtain certain concessions from LMU and as a mitigation to the parking problems, the McConnell group recommended that LMU “charge students and visitors to park on campus, resulting in revenue generation that can support a higher number of parking stalls than is currently proposed in the master plan (609 additional, plus 190) (Ref. Tab
“Commuter students on Pell Grants will receive 50 percent off on their parking fees as well as contract employees who earn less than $35,000.”
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residents of Bluff Creek Drive across from the university say students and contract workers at LMU have parked near and, in some cases, in front of their homes in order to avoid paying parking fees on campus. LMU officials have offered to pay for parking permits for all homeowners who are affected by an avalanche of new vehicles if they decide to create a parking district. In an Aug. 7 letter to homeowners, LMU Senior Vice President for Administration Lynne Scarboro said the school will now pay for three parking permits instead of two, as well as two guest parking passes. The university is also offering to assist neighbors who are amenable to the idea of a temporary preferential parking district to establish one, with homeowners deciding how the hours of operation would be structured. “We believe it would be very helpful if the city and community were to establish a weekday preferential parking district. If this is something the community wants to do, we believe this can be done in 60 days or so in working with the city and the Department of Transportation,” Scarboro wrote. Virtually no homeowner who has spoken publicly at meetings has been in favor of creating a parking district.
15 Item 11).” In addition, the group also suggested “LMU pay for parking permits for the residential neighborhood. There has been reluctance to approve parking permits in the past and a major hurdle was the cost.” Scarboro said LMU does not wish to impose the parking district upon the neighbors, “(A temporary parking district) would give them flexibility to decide how restricted it would be, if they choose to establish one,” the LMU vice president explained. “(The Department of Transportation) believes a temporary parking district could be fast-tracked.” Linda Murata, a 39-year resident of Regis Way, says she was asked by someone taking a survey on preferential parking a series of questions about what type of restrictions she would like if one were to be implemented. But the questioner did not ask if Murata did not support having a permit parking district. Daniel Coyle, an LMU alumnus, said he would support “any solution that puts their cars in their parking lots.” “Unfortunately, LMU is more interested in making money than proposing real solutions,” he said. Scarboro says including the parking fees onto a student’s tuition bill is “a huge gesture” and added that students who do not have cars would be able to “opt out” of the fees.
LMU SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT FOR ADMINISTRATION LYNNE SCARBORO, shown here with President David Burcham, said the most recent policy changes are designed to reduce the number of cars from the university in the surrounding neighborhoods.
“Commuter students on Pell Grants will receive 50 percent off on their parking fees as well as contract employees who earn less than $35,000,” Scarboro said. All of these new concessions are being made to encourage students, faculty and contract workers to park on campus. “We’re serious about having a good relationship with our neighbors,” she said. Scarboro reiterated that LMU will not rescind the parking fees. Coyle says he does not trust his alma mater to comply with its promise of paying for parking district permits in perpetuity. Like many of his neighbors, he rejects the idea of a parking district. “A permit zone will not put their cars in their lots; it will push the cars further into the neighborhood,” Coyle said.
implored her neighbors to attend the upcoming community meeting. “I urge community members to come to the Aug. 22nd Neighborhood Advisory Committee meeting to share their views about LMU’s request that the neighbors seriously consider permit or restricted parking,” she said. Scarboro realizes that all of the homeowners may not agree with the newest concessions, but said LMU will continue to work toward mutually beneficial solutions. “I think we have a long way to go, but I think we are engaged in some very constructive discussions,” she said. Kemmerer concurs regarding the existing disconnect. “We are still a long way from a lasting,
“How far does the neighborhood have to bend over backwards to appease this bully so they can make their money?”
“How far does the neighborhood have to bend over backwards to appease this bully so they can make their money?” Erika Kemmerer, a Westchester resident who lives on Fordham Avenue, a block away from LMU’s south entrance,
meaningful and appropriate proposal from the university that respects residents, students, faculty and staff,” she warned. “Hearing opinions from all stakeholders is our best chance at protecting our collective quality of life.” § Gary@ArgonautNews.com August 15, 2013 THE ARGONAUT PAGE 11
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VENICE is a community that welcomes murals in many places. Other communities are asking the City Council to exclude them in residential areas.
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we have additional time to do so,” the local council motion states. Westchester-Playa backs seven conditions that would restrict murals in certain communities and parts of specific neighborhoods, including on apartment buildings and single-family homes, the prohibition of “digitally printed murals,” funding for enforcement mechanisms and procedures and the requirement that neighborhoods that want murals in residential zones apply for permission from the city, among other things. “Given the Aug. 20 hearing date at City Council, some on the board felt the urgency to bring it to the board,” explained council president Cyndi Hench. “There are open issues in the ordinance like ‘opting in or out,’ who enforces the ordinance, how are grandfathered murals identified and tracked, dispute resolution and more.” Many councils have discussed the mural ordinance for months and Hench said her council’s Government Affairs Committee should have examined it “but the committee chair did not do that.”
Venice is one local community where residents seem open to having murals on and near single-family residences. Its neighborhood council president, Linda Lucks, attended the WestchesterPlaya council meeting and noted that the ordinance has been covered in the press as well as with its movement through various city committees. “There have been a lot of community hearings on this,” Lucks said. “Now it’s just a question of where they fit in and where they don’t.” Former Councilman Bill Rosendahl submitted a motion in 2011 calling for a law that clearly considers murals as art – which the most current definition does not – and does not include the artworks in the city’s new sign ordinance. The Venice council backed the former councilman’s motion and voted unanimously earlier this year in favor of lifting the moratorium. They have also had renowned artists such as muralist Judith Baca address their local board on what she thinks are the pros and cons of the ordinance.
Baca is the founder of the Venice-based Social and Public Art Resource Center (SPARC), an arts center that since 1976 has produced, preserved and conducted educational programs about communitybased artworks. The Venice council’s Arts Committee recently met to talk about the ordinance and added the following caveats to its support for the proposal: Mural art, regardless of medium (whether hand painted or digital) be treated as one-of-a-kind fine art and thereby afforded similar protections and allowances to the full extent of this ordinance. Further, that the five-unit restriction on placement of murals be lifted to allow for diversity of placement possibilities whether it be on the backside of a single-family unit, a garage door, or larger scale as with buildings of five units more. Lastly, murals be protected by the California Art Preservation Act (CAPA) and the Visual Artists Rights Act (VARA), which requires that the artists be given a 90-day notice to be able to move the mural to another location.
The Mar Vista Community Council has also taken a position against permitting murals in certain neighborhoods. “Murals belong in the right environment. I do not believe that a mural painted on the front or side of a residential-zoned singlefamily home is the right place,” said Steve Wallace, co-chair of the council’s Land Use and Management Committee. The Mar Vista council concerns about the mural ordinance are very similar in nature to those of Westchester-Playa, particularly those involving art in residential zones and whether there should be exceptions. They also want the City Council to consider whether murals in residential zones should be limited to areas that are not visible from the public right-of-way and if communities that wish to have murals should be permitted to use existing land use tools such as overlay zones to allow murals in residential zones. “I support artwork, it’s a wonderful thing, and I have seen some great murals. However murals belong in the right environment,” Wallace added. “Neighbors should not be subject to waking up everyday to open the blinds and see a mural sprawled all over the front side of their neighbor’s home unless they are in favor of it.” A member of the Westchester-Playa Council, Patricia Lyon, said she thought her council might be acting prematurely because there could be residents in Westchester who might enjoy having a mural on or near their home. Hench reiterated the impending Aug. 20 date was upon them and said there was little time for the Governmental Affairs Committee to review it first before the council could take a vote on it. The proposed ordinance includes a new clearer distinction that defines original murals as “hand-painted, hand-tiled or digitally printed images on the exterior wall of a building that does not contain any commercial message.” The art must also be registered and community hearings held before any work can begin. § Gary@ArgonautNews.com
Boys & Girls Club RBI baseball team wins junior division World Series title A team from the Boys & Girls Club of Venice has captured the junior baseball division championship of the 2013 Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (RBI) World Series, winning the club’s fourth RBI World Series baseball championship in five years. Venice defeated Santo Domingo RBI 2-0 in seven innings at Target Field, home of the Minnesota Twins, Aug. 8. The Venice club finished the tournament with a 5-1 record, including a 10-0 victory over Boys & Girls Club of Pawtucket RBI in the semifinal round. The RBI program, which is in its 25th year of operation, is administered by Major League Baseball and is designed to give young people from underserved and diverse communities the opportunity to play baseball and softball, encourage academic achievement and success, and teach the value of teamwork and other important life lessons. Boys & Girls Club of Venice starting PAGE 12 THE ARGONAUT August 15, 2013
pitcher Jay Sterner was named the most valuable player of the junior baseball division championship game after he tossed a complete game, two-hit shutout, striking out three Santo Domingo batters and walking one. He retired 19 of the 23 batters he faced and only allowed one base runner to reach second base. Sterner also reached base all three times at bat with three walks. During the tournament, he recorded a 0.70 earned run average (ERA) over 10 innings pitched, picking up one win and a save. At the plate, he finished with a .333 batting average. Fifteen alumni from the RBI program were selected in the 2013 MLB Player Draft, including New York Mets first-round pick Dominic Smith (11th overall) and Philadelphia Phillies firstround pick J.P. Crawford (16th overall), who are both alumni of the Boys & Girls Club of Venice RBI program and the MLB Urban Youth Academy in Compton.
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Buster Keaton’s ‘Cameraman’ trains its lens on Venice Venice Historical Society to present the 1928 MGM movie
Buster Keaton’s late-career classic “The Cameraman” (1928) will be the focus of the next Venice Historical Society meeting. Filmed primarily in New York City, the beleagured movie includes two scenes shot at the longgone Venice Plunge.
By Michael Aushenker “The Cameraman” may star Buster Keaton, but the camera’s eye will be on Venice Tuesday, Aug. 20 at 7 p.m. when the Venice Historical Society will host a screening of the 1928 feature at the Social and Public Art Resource Center (SPARC). Documentarian and historian Elaina Archer, who recently hosted a robust evening introducing several Laurel & Hardy shorts with ties to the coastal community, will return to the historical society’s monthly meeting to present the 1928 feature. “Sadly, it’s the first and last time Buster Keaton ever had control over his own films at MGM,” Archer told The Argonaut. “The Cameraman” tells the tale of a photographer (Keaton) who becomes an MGM newsreel camera operator in an attempt to woo a woman (Marceline Day). Technically, it was the last feature film Keaton had any control over as a filmmaker. After Keaton independently produced such classics as “The General” and “Seven Chances,” “The Camerman,” shot almost entirely in New York City by Edward Sedgwick and an uncredited Keaton, features two fleeting scenes set in Venice. They include a long-gone site that senior members of the Westside community may remember as the Venice Plunge. Apparently, there were no messy guilds or unions to deal with back then: the men appearing as lifeguards in these scenes were actual Venice lifeguards. One half of A & F Productions (with creative partner Todd Friedrichsen), Archer has created documentaries
on personages Clara Bow, Mary Pickford and Marion Davies for outlets such as Turner Movie Classics. So early superstar Keaton is in her wheelhouse of expertise. “By the time he got to New York, the production was a mess,” Archer said of Keaton and “Cameraman.” The script was scrapped. Much of it was improvised on Manhattan’s streets. Ultimately, “Cameraman” proved to be Keaton’s final film before the depressed actor became an alcoholic. Nevertheless, Keaton and director Sedgwick managed to overcome obstacles on “Cameraman.” “They worked together to make this absolutely beautiful film,” Archer said. MGM “wore down their print” screening the movie “to everyone from the Marx Bros. to Abbott and Costello, she said. Prints of “Cameraman” went missing in action for years until a print was discovered in Paris in 1968. After that, another “incomplete but nice copy was found (and) today’s version is a combination of the two,” she said. Archer considers “The Cameraman” her favorite Keaton comedy. “I love this industry, and I love when it spoofs itself,” she said. “The Cameraman” will screen at SPARC, 685 Venice Blvd., Venice. Free admission for Venice Historical Society members, or $5 for non-members. Snacks available. Free parking east of the building or street parking. Information, (310) 967-5170; venicehistoricalsociety.org.§ Michael@ArgonautNews.com
1980s ska sensation English Beat to appear at Twilight By Michael Aushenker I, confess: it will be tempting to see The English Beat when they play a free show at the Santa Monica Pier as part of the Twilight Summer Concert Series on Thursday, Aug. 15. Originally from working-class Birmingham, England, The English Beat cracked the music industry in 1979 at a time when punk and disco were peaking and the post-punk New Wave scene (not to mention MTV) was readying to explode. At the time, the six-member Beat consisted of singer-songwriter Dave Wakeling, toaster Ranking Roger (vocals), Andy Cox (guitar), David Steele (bass) and Everett Morton (percussion). Fusing soul, pop, punk and reggae, The English Beat ushered in a wave of ska, alongside likeminded contemporaries such as Madness, The Specials and The Selecter. English Beat scored a few hits, including “Mirror in the Bathroom” and “I, Confess,” inspiring L.A. groups such as Fishbone and the Untouchables to incorporate ska into their pop music. Ranking Roger went on to form General Public (scoring hits such as “Tenderness”) before amicably operating his own version of the Beat out of PAGE 14 THE ARGONAUT August 15, 2013
England. Meanwhile, Wakeling, a Pacific Palisades resident, continues to fly the Beat flag on the U.S.’s West Coast, headlining last year’s July 4 line-up at Pacific Palisades Charter High School’s stadium, preceding the Palisades’ annual fireworks display. At their pier show, neo-ska, “Get Smart”-alluding group Maxwell Smart (“Zombies”), a San Fernando Valley combo formed in 2007, and Troup, featuring singer-guitarist Alex Troup, an L.A. transplant from Wales, will open for the Beat. With producer/keyboardist Evan Beigel, Troup created “Last Chance for Romance,” mastered by Stephen Marcussen (Nirvana, Tom Petty). Troup is scheduled to perform selections from this album with guitarist Claudio Tristano, bassist Darren McGuire and drummer Graham Roby. The entire program begins at 7 p.m. The 29th annual Twilight Concert Series will come to a close next month when iconic reggae superstar Jimmy Cliff performs on Thursday, Sept. 12. Information, santamonicapier.org/ twilightconcerts. § Michael@argonautnews.com
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Judge Reinhold as Brad Hamilton and Phoebe Cates as Linda Barrett in “Fast Times at Ridgemont High.”
By Michael Aushenker It was the movie that “launched a thousand careers” –and perhaps even inspired a comedy spin-off or two. Thirty-one years ago this week, “Fast Times at Ridgemont High” made its theatrical debut. The American Cinematheque’s Westside venue, the Aero Theatre in Santa Monica, will screen Amy Heckerling’s 1982 coming-of-age comedy at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, along with Keva Rosenfeld’s 1987 like-minded documentary, “All-American High.” Heckerling and Rosenfeld will appear at the screening for a Q & A. “‘Fast Times’ is one of my favorite films of the 80s,” movie critic Leonard Maltin told The Argonaut. “It captures the zeitgeist of Southern California teenage-hood in a way that’s both credible and funny. That’s largely because (writer) Cameron Crowe
still one of Penn’s most memorable roles. The movie also helped establish Leigh, Reinhold, Phoebe Cates and Forest Whitaker. Even the minor roles featured future stars Eric Stoltz, Anthony Edwards and Nicolas Cage. (Penn, Cage and Whitaker went on to become Academy Award-winning A-list actors.) “We certainly didn’t think it was going to be a hit or have longevity while we were making it,” Reinhold told The Argonaut in a phone call from New Mexico, where he was shooting an upcoming project. “Fast Times” was not only a breakout film for a who’s who of young actors, it was Heckerling’s and Crowe’s Hollywood debut. The in-demand Heckerling, currently busy directing episodes of “The Carrie Diaries” and “Suburgatory,” went on to direct “European Vacation” and another teen classic, “Clueless,” as well as the “Look Who’s Talking” movies and “A Night at the Roxbury.” Crowe, who
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based the comedy on his Rolling Stone article and subsequent book detailing the antics of high schoolers the then-20-something writer met while posing as a fellow student at San Diego’s Clairemont High, eventually became the auteur filmmaker behind “Say Anything” and “Jerry Maguire.” While “Fast Times” may not have invented the coming-of-age comedy (George Lucas’ “American Graffiti” predates it by nearly a decade) or even the teen sex comedy (“Porky’s” came out five months earlier), it proved influential. In the wake of “Fast Times” came several John Hughes classics (“Sixteen Candles,” “Pretty in Pink,” “The Breakfast Club”), Heckerling’s own “Clueless,” “Bring It On,” and cult favorites “Dazed and Confused,” “Wet Hot American Summer” and “Adventureland.” The lineage of onscreen surfer/stoner dudes, from 1989’s “Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure” to the Dude from “The Big Lebowski” to Nic Krause’s Sid in Alexander Payne’s “The Descendants” in 2011, harkens back to Penn’s Spicoli. As Rosenfeld pointed out, the key to “Fast Times’” success was excellent casting. “The casting is miraculous; every part is filled (Continued on page 18) August 15, 2013 THE ARGONAUT PAGE 15
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trucks at the Visitation School grounds, also featuring Good Cop Bad Cop band, dessert stop café, Fig and Newton magician, hoop dancing with Josie, soccer with Coach Denver and free movies for the kids at 6 and 7:30 p.m., free, 5-10 p.m., 8740 Emerson Ave., Westchester, visitationschool.org.
Saturday, 8/17 POP SATURDAYS – at Marina del Rey’s Summer Concert Series featuring rhthyms of Grammy Award-winning conguero Poncho Sanchez, free, 7 p.m., Burton Chace Park, 13650 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey, (310) 305-9545, marinadelrey.lacounty.gov. LOCAL FIREFIGHTERS CHILI COOK-OFF – The South Central
Coast District Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks hosts local Los Angeles fire stations to compete against each other in a chili cook-off event. All of the proceeds from the event will benefit the Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation. Additionally, there will be raffle prizes with a special 50/50 that benefits the Granite Mountain Hotshots honoring the 19 firefighters who lost their lives in the Prescott, Ariz. fires. Kids will also have the opportunity for a photo with one of the local fire trucks. Doors open at noon, Westchester Elks Lodge, 8025 W. Manchester Ave., Playa del Rey, (310) 702 – 1225.
Calendar LEGO PLAY – Build and create
structures with your friends and family. Blocks provided, all ages, parent involvement encouraged. 4 p.m., free, VeniceAbbot Kinney Memorial Branch Library, 501 S. Venice Blvd., Venice, (310) 821 – 1769, lapl. org/branches/venice.
SANTA MONICA PUBLIC LIBRARY – welcomes four
audiobook narrators to share selections from their favorite books for the closing event for the library’s inaugural Adult Summer Reading program with the theme of Groundbreaking Reads. The panel discussion on the audiobook production process, narrators’ reading, and an audience Q & A will be followed by a meet and greet reception. 2 p.m., free, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica, smpl.org, (310) 458 – 8600.
O’BRIENS PUB – hosts live
music by The Paul Chesne Band, 10 p.m. – 1:30 a.m., ages 21 and over, no cover, 2941 Main St., Santa Monica, (310) 396 – 4725, obriensonmain.com, paulchesne. com.
FARASHA BOUTIQUE – hosts a pop-up shop featuring local and international designers including Krysia Reneau Jewelry, Again Clothin, Jia Collection, Sierra Stone Jewelry and Adolfo Sanchez. 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Hotel Casa del Mar lobby, 1910 Ocean Way, Santa Monica, email questions to emilywettleson@ aol.com. NAAM YOGA LA – hosts a
Zumbathon to raise funds for the Latino Diabetes Association and partners in support of Operation AIC – a campaign to stop the epidemic of diabetes and obesity in the Latino community. Naam Yoga LA is partnering with the LDA by providing practical and effective Naam Yoga Therapy techniques to support proper health in diabetics and prediabetics. The Zumbathon will be followed by a free health fair for diabetics to learn about the healing benefits of Naam Yoga Therapies and Harmonyum. Zumbathon from 11 a.m. – 12:45 p.m., Diabetes Health Fair 1-4 p.m., 1231 Fourth St., Santa Monica, naamyoga.com.
TAG GALLERY – presents the eighth annual California Open juried exhibition through Aug. 30, with the reception and awards ceremony on Aug. 17 from 5 to 8 p.m. The nationwide competition recognizes excellence in a diverse range of styles and media. Free, Bergamot Station Arts Center, (Continued on next page)
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Community Calendar A world of weird and Wonder at the local library Courtesy of DC Comics.
This meeting is open to the public. No RSVP required. Date: Wednesday, August 22, 2013 Time: 6:30-8:00 p.m. Location: New Meeting Location Westchester Senior Center 8740 Lincoln Blvd.
the fact that not only was Diana Prince and her alter ego created by a man, but that Marston famously partook in polygamous relationships. Among those interviewed: feminism icon Gloria Steinem, star of TV’s “Wonder Woman” Lynda Carter, “Bionic Woman”’s Lindsay Wagner, cartoonist Trina Robbins and Bikini Kill singer Kathleen Hanna. Admission is free to both events. The Martin Luther King, Jr. Auditorium at the Main Library is at 601 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica. Information, smpl. org; (310) 458-8600. § Michael@argonautnews.com
OF ART – in association with C.I.C.L.E’s Urban Expeditions hosts Tour da Arts, a cultural bike festival and group ride JEANIE MADSEN GALLERY – celebrating art, music and dance presents the opening reception throughout Santa Monica. 11 for I Love Santa Monica, an a.m. – 1 p.m. meet at the Santa exhibit that celebrates Santa Monica Museum of Art at 2525 Monica’s beauty, culture and Michigan Ave. for the Tour da lifestyle. A red carpet charity Arts festival, exhibition tours, doevent, live music and DJ, catering it-yourself bike tune-up training, by Tasting Spoons, wine bar, bike advocacy booths and snacks, coconut water by AMAzon, 1-5 p.m. Bring basic riding skills Reeds softdrinks. Tickets for $10 and a bicycle in good running can be purchased online at bit. order. All participants under the ly/12ZYa4Y or $15 at the door. age of 18 must wear a helmet and be escorted by a parent or BALLONA WETLANDS – hosts guardian. Children under the age an open house and hands-on of 9 should be on a tag-along, activities led by Mountains bike trailer, tandem, or other safe Recreation and Conservation child-carrying device. For details, Authority junior ranger schedule and tour stops and to graduates. Attendees can walk register, smmoa.org/tourdaarts5. the trail, see new sights and get a deeper understanding of the ORVILLE WRIGHT RIBBON wetlands. The ecological reserve CUTTING – ceremony for is located in the Fiji Gateway, outdoor classroom built by across the street from 13813 Fiji volunteers at Emerson Avenue Way, Marina del Rey. Free, 10 Community Garden, 12:30 p.m., a.m. – 4 p.m., (818) 878 – 0866 6550 W. 80th St., Westchester, ext. 234, LAMountains.com. (310) 258-6600, wrightms.org. SAVE CHAIN REACTION ‘FUN’RAISER – benefiting
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public art piece, features food by Gringo Taco, drinks from Bombay Sapphire and live music, 5-8 p.m., Bergamot Station Arts Center, 2525 Michigan Ave. B7, Santa Monica, savechainreaction. com.
JAZZ ON THE LAWN – free jazz series features KoTolan, with a blend of melodies and hardhitting dance beats from around the globe, 5-7 p.m., Stewart Street Park, 1836 Stewart St., Santa Monica, (310) 458-8350. FARASHA BOUTIQUE – See
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Wonder Woman is the subject of a documentary screening in Santa Monica exploring the contradictions of comics’ first female superhero, which was created by a male.
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By Michael Aushenker From the absurd to the superempowered, from Dada to DC Comics, the Main Library in Santa Monica will offer a pair of programs examining a pair of pioneers from two different art forms: Hans Richter and Wonder Woman. Timothy Benson, curator of the Hans Richter: Encounters exhibition at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, will introduce a program about the famed avant-garde filmmaker and Dada artist in Santa Monica at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18. The program will include films by and about the Berlinborn, Cubist-influenced Richter: three short films by Richter, “Rhythmus 23” (1923), “Ghosts Before Breakfast” (1927), and “Everything Turns Everything Revolves” (1929); as well as an excerpt from the documentary feature “Hans Richter: Everything Turns-Everything Revolves” (2013). Screening at the library at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21 is Kristy Guevara-Flanagan’s 2012 documentary “Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines,” an examination of female
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to perfection,” Maltin said. “Sean Penn is such a seriousminded actor that I sometimes find myself reminding people how hilarious he is as Spicoli in this movie… but again, it’s rooted in reality, as Penn remembers observing surfer dudes like that when he was growing up at the beach.” (Penn grew up in Malibu.) “Amy was the perfect person to direct this movie,” said Reinhold, noting how she mastered “a consistency of tone” that avoided melodrama. Crowe, then courting future wife Nancy Wilson of the rock group Heart, trusted his material with Heckerling. “He totally turned it over to Amy. He was just really happy and at ease about what was going on,” Reinhold said. Reinhold, who, with “Fast Times” and the original “Beverly Hills Cop” is proud to have played in two films on American Film Institute (AFI)’s Top 100 Funniest Movies list, commented on how Heckerling landed the gig. “Amy broke into the business the same way Marty Brest did,” Reinhold said, referring to Martin Brest, director of the original “Beverly Hills Cop,” with a legendary New York University student film. “She got great attention from an AFI film she had made. Marty and Amy were friends. I never thought about it until this moment but they broke into the business the same way (with a student film).” Reinhold landed the role of Brad Hamilton because their first choice, a then-unknown Cage, was underage. “They couldn’t use Nic,” Reinhold said. “He was 17. His age would’ve intruded on the shooting schedule.” At the time, Reinhold was living with his girlfriend and future first wife, Carrie Frazier, upstairs from Heckerling. Frazier, who went on to become a major casting director for HBO, was Heckerling’s assistant and confidant. Heckerling instructed Reinhold to pretend not to know her when he auditioned. .Producer Art Linson liked him, but Reinhold was 23 and Linson’s reaction, as Reinhold recalled it, was, “‘You’re so old, though.’ He starts to talk about me like I’m not in the room. He said, ‘He looks like Ed Asner.’” Linson’s solution: “‘Just cast everybody else older.’ All the extras looked older.” Reinhold landed the part. Cage, billed under real name Nicholas Coppola, subsequently had a bit part as “Brad’s bud.” “[Casting director] Don Philips was insane,” Reinhold remembered, laughing. “They were all having to get over the fact they couldn’t use Nic (as Brad). Don Philips never quite got over it. Especially after (Cage’s career) took off.” Heckerling shot the movie in the San Fernando Valley, including the mall scenes after-hours inside the Galleria in
“Fast Times,” says the movie’s success derives from the fact “she puts a lot of heart in her work (which is) always character-driven, personal, very relatable.” And he says the brilliance of Penn’s performance (and the movie at large) was “its authenticity. You “Fast Times at Ridgemont High” know those people in director Amy Heckerling will high school.” appear in person at the Aero on Aug. 17. “Obviously, some of the material is exaggerated for comic effect,” Maltin added, “but never so much that it becomes completely unrealistic or absurd.” Reinhold chalks up “Fast Times”’ success to a large talent pool: “We were all on our game.” He regarded Linson as his unofficial mentor, and he singles out the synergy between Heckerling and Crowe, both great writers: “They really liked each other a lot. They were both on the same page.” Added Rosenfeld, “She had Cameron, she had a great cast, and she had a great casting director.” “Amy was inscrutable,” said Reinhold. “She was nothing but encouraging and supportive. I’ve heard her say she was very nervous, but she never showed it. We never saw it. “Her directions were succinct and specific. Those are the two things you want from a director. That’s what she was from the beginning.” The actor credits his performance in “Fast Times” for getting him cast in “Beverly Hills Cop,” sans audition. And he still gets a thrill when young people approach him about it: “It’s had more resonance later on in my life because we have a whole new generation of fans.” Rosenfeld has plenty to be excited about regarding the Aero engagement. For the first time since its original release, “All-American High” will be screened in a theater. And for the first time since making his doc, he will be joined by some of the people he filmed. “Many of them are going to show up,” he said of his subjects, now middle-aged with teens of their own. Rosenfeld is looking forward to seeing “Fast Times” and Heckerling again. This event, he added, will be an opportunity for new generations of cinemagoers to see some stars before they were famous and soak in those terrific lines. Or, as Reinhold’s Brad tells a shirtless Spicoli in the movie: “Learn it. Know it. Live it.” § Michael@ArgonautNews.com
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‘Fast Times’ on Montana Avenue
West Hills. “It was all location,” said Reinhold. “When we did the last scene, the (convenience store) robbery scene we were really downtown. I think we were in South Central. It had a vibe. The regulars thought they were open (and were disappointed to learn the store was closed).” He remembers Penn as an enigma during the shoot. “We didn’t know who Sean was. We knew he was from Malibu. We thought he was the stoner guy. The girls (in the cast) were really turned off. He loved turning them off,” Reinhold said, chuckling. Penn essentially stayed in character, and then, to Reinhold’s surprise, he would overhear Penn’s “erudite conversations with Cameron and Amy. I was like, ‘Who the hell was this?’ And then I started to realize he was really good. Man, this guy is really smart.” Upon the movie’s completion, the studio executives panicked. “Two weeks before the release, Universal gets cold feet,” Reinhold recalled. “(They said) ‘This is just about California kids. Other kids around the country won’t get it.’” So Linson took charge. “He ran across the street to (MCA’s Black Tower),” continued Reinhold. “He goes into (powerful music industry executive) Irving Azoff’s office and he says, ‘Hey, Irving, do you want to produce a movie?’ Irving knows nothing about producing movies. Art says, ‘It doesn’t matter! Get me Tom Petty! Get me, Jackson Browne! I need a hit soundtrack.’ He goes back to Universal and says, ‘We’ve got a hit soundtrack!’” Unusual in its day, the rock song-laden soundtrack became another bullseye arrow in “Fast Times”’ quiver. Rolled out by Universal Pictures on Aug. 13, 1982, “Fast Times” went on to gross more than $27 million – six times its $4.5 million budget. The Cinematheque credits Rosenfeld for suggesting to pair his movie with “Fast Times” at the Aug. 17 screening. Rosenfeld, who has known Heckerling since when she shot
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Isabelle Lago, Michael Mullen, Nicole Muyingo, Mark Rojas, David Stine and many more, we have more than 30 VAC events under our belt, 7,500 Facebook fans, and hundreds of artists have showcased their work.” All that volunteerism has paid off, say organizers. “The Venice artist community has become a family and more,” Stowell said. Currently in the works are two more art crawls for 2013 – on Sept. 19 and Dec. 19. Prospective artists, volunteers and committee members can contact organizers via their Facebook page. “The Venice Art Crawl brings Venetians closer,” said event president Michael Mullen. “By pairing up artists with local restaurants and galleries, we are able to achieve a great deal of awareness in the community.” Or, as Muyingo put it succinctly, “We want Venice to get excited about art and community.” Information, freshbakedbakery.com; facebook. com/theveniceartcrawl. § Michael@ArgonautNews.com
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By Michael Aushenker Like the best pieces of art, it all started with a simple idea. Suddenly, Venice Art Crawl is rounding its third anniversary with its event from 7 to 11 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16. The public is invited to celebrate this homegrown coordination of artists, bars and restaurants at the Cadillac Hotel and Dudley Gallery, 8 Dudley Ave., Venice. “We aim to inform and excite the people of Venice that we are still very active in the community,” said Venice Art Crawl board member Nicole Muyingo. “And to let artists know that there is still a place for them to go if they are truly passionate about showcasing their art and exposing their talents to people from all different walks of life.” Event co-founder and Venice Paparazzi photographer Edizen Stowell, said, “Three years ago, the VAC was just an idea; a conversation between Daniel Samakow, Mike Newhouse and myself. Now, 36 months later, with the help of so many volunteers such as Sunny Bak, Lisa Ramsay,
Venice Art Crawl, a seasonal collaboration between local artists and merchants, celebrates its third anniversary with a party on Aug. 16.
Opuc Mixtus, one of the dance companies performing at this year’s MixMatch Festival in Santa Monica
‘Dance’ the weekend away
MixMatch Dance Festival to offer five shows boasting more than 70 dances in eight styles By Michael Aushenker It’s a tall order: Hip hop, belly dancing, ballet, tap, contemporary and modern dance – all at one event. But thanks to dancer Amanda Hart, all of this will go down at one event that is returning to Santa Monica’s Miles Memorial Playhouse. Locals will have a chance to catch all of these disparate styles across five engagements during the Seventh Annual MixMatch Dance Festival Thursday through Sunday, Aug. 22-25. “The goal is everybody leaves loving at least one dance,” Hart said. Television shows such as “So You Think You Can Dance” were an inspiration for Hart, who started the event with Sandra
Rasor seven years ago when both dancers were fresh out of Cal Arts. “Originally, it was her work and my work on stage,” Hart recalled. “Then we said, ‘why don’t we invite some others to join us.’” Then it mushroomed from there, she added. What started out at the Electric Lodge in Venice, which Hart said had “a strong reputation for working with independent artists,” soon outgrew its venue and has remained in Santa Monica ever since. The Studio City resident, who teaches at the dance studio Revolution Dance Center in Montrose, remained adamant about keeping the event on the Westside.
The engagements, each of which run 1 ½ hours, consists of 13 or 14 seven-minute performances. According to Hart, this year’s event will showcase “quality work from choreographers and companies all over the U.S.,” including Arizona, Nevada, Texas, Oregon, Michigan, and up and down California. In addition to some returning performers, including her own Hart Pulse
Dance Company, attendees can expect many surprises at this year’s MixMatch, Hart says. “We have a lot of artists this year that we haven’t seen before,” Hart promised. “More than half of our bill.” MixMatch Dance Festival will take place at the Miles Playhouse, 1130 Lincoln Blvd., Santa Monica. Tickets are $15. Information, Hartpulsedance.com. § Michael@ArgonautNews.com
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additions and modifications made in the 1920s and 50s as the property evolved. A major renovation began in 2009 and took 18 months. 3 – 6 p.m., 16th St., Santa Monica, tickets $25 for conservancy members and $30 for the general public. To purchase a ticket, smconservancy.org, (310) 496 – 3146.
Monday, 8/19 AGING EYELIDS – UCLA
ophthalmologist Dr. Mehryar Taban, will discuss the eyelid aging process, including various pathologies, and cover preventative and treatment options. 7-8:30 p.m., free, The Santa Monica Synagogue, 1448 18th St., Santa Monica, RSVP to (800) 516 – 5323.
Tuesday, 8/20 VENICE HISTORICAL SOCIETY –
presents a classic evening watching the “Cameraman,” a Buster Keaton film featuring an important aspect of Venice history with a site remembered by many early bathers as their favorite place in Venice – The Plunge. Film historian and documentary filmmaker Elaina Archer will be presenting this program about Keaton’s career and discussing his contribution to the world of comedy. 7 p.m., 685 Venice Blvd., Venice, free for historical society members, $5 for non-members, snacks available. Venicehistoricalsociety.org, (310) 967 – 5170.
Wednesday, 8/21 TODDLER STORYTIME – Stories, songs and fingerplays for babies up to age 3. 11:30 a.m., free, Venice-Abbot Kinney Memorial Branch Library, 501 S. Venice Blvd., Venice, (310) 821 – 1769, lapl.org/ branches/venice.
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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
SAPORI 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) 821-1740, www. sapori-mdr.com
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 home-made pizzas, pasta, burgers, fresh seafood, tacos and more. Open 7 days, 8351 Lincoln Blvd., Westchester, (310) 410-0986, www.towerpizza.com
USHUAIA This Argentinean steakhouse offers a large variety of select steaks, with pasta and seafood as well. Serving both lunch and dinner, the menu reflects the culinary culture with appetizers of thin sliced raw beef tenderloin, Carpaccio de lomo, and Duo Patagonia, wild shrimp, scallops, and smoky-sweet Pimenton sauce. The Bife Ancho is a 14-ounce ribeye steak, served with three sauces. Open 7 days a week, 2628 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, (310) 315-5457, www. ushuaiasteakhouse.com
VENICE ALE HOUSE Located on the boardwalk at Venice Beach, this lively restaurant is all about organic, wholesome, fun, food, and drink. Outdoor seating is part of the charming vibe, and the menu offers breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner, beer and wine, and coffee. The burgers are grass-fed and finished California beef, served on an organic sesame wholewheat bun. Sandwiches, soups, salads and desserts are some of the tasty offerings. Open 7 days, 2 Rose Ave., Venice, 9310) 314-8253, www.venicealehouse.com
VENICE BEACH WINES The owners have an extensive wine collection, and feature small plates of farm-to-table cheeses, paninis, daily specials, enjoy goat and other cheeses served with chef’s accoutrement and a warm baguette, such as drunken goat, or the seven-year-old cheddar, old Quebec. Nibbles include white truffles and parmesan chips, charcuterie items such as prosciutto, galloni, and sweet stuff, chocolate brownie bites, draft beer is also served, open 7 days, see menus online, 529 Rose Ave., Venice, (310) 606-2529, www.venicebeachwines.com
THE WAREHOUSE RESTAURANT The last of the “original” Marina restaurants, The Warehouse is a oneof-a-kind South Pacific themed structure with bamboo, barrels, nets, decorating its large koi pond entrance. Fabulous views of the Marina harbor can be enjoyed from inside and from the large outdoor patio. The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, sunset dinners, and champagne brunch, with live entertainment and happy hour five nights per week. The dinner menu offers items like the Split Cargo, an 8-ounce bacon-wrapped filet mignon and three Malaysian prawns. Banquet facilities are available. 4499 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey, (310) 823-5451. www.mdrwarehouse.com
WACKY WOK Serving “New York style Chinese cuisine,” Wacky Wok’s offers full service cooked-to-0rder Cantonese style Chinese cuisine from dim sum to noodles to a full array of a la carte servings of fresh vegetables, pork, seafood, beef, and poultry cooked to order. Both locations offer delivery and online ordering. Westchester: 8919 S Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90045. (310) 670-0071. Venice: 2805 Abbot Kinney Blvd. Venice, CA 90291. (310) 822-7373
WATERSIDE MARINA DEL REY
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
The upscale shopping and dining destination in the heart of Marina del Rey offers both a variety of shopping venues and dining opportunities. Included in the eclectic center are the California Pizza Kitchen (pizzas, salads, pastas, soups, desserts), Chipotle Mexican Grill, Fresh Brothers (pizza), Mendocino Farms, Pinkberry, Rainbow Acres (natural foods and products), Ralphs Fresh Fare, See’s Candies, Starbucks Coffee, Sugarfish by Sushi Nozawa (sushi), and The Counter (custom-built burgers), 4700 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey, www.shopwaterside.com
Ye Olde King’s Head British Pub,
The rotating menu of more than 100 original, made-fresh daily recipes features signature salads, soups, bakery goods and hot pasta sauces at an all-you-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
Restaurant, Gift Shoppe & Bakery, serves British cuisine and brew, Sunday Roast Dinner, Afternoon Tea (Mon - Sat), Happy Hour Mon Fri 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. Patio Dining, Wed Trivia, Sunday - Karaoke, Live Sports. Freshly Baked pies and cakes in our Bakery. Imported foods and great gift ideas in our shoppe. 116 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90401. (310) 451-1402. www.yeoldekingshead.com
TONY P’S DOCKSIDE GRILL
Westchester First Fridays
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,
Join us every month for LA’s best neighborhood block party: Music, food trucks, great shops, beer garden and more. Westchester First Fridays takes the entire 6200 block of W. 87th Street (Los Angeles 90045). First Friday of every month, from 4 pm to 9 pm. Food truck line-up rotates monthly. Visit us at wherethesidewalkeats@gmail. com or www.facebook.com/WestchesterFirstFridays
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He was was made with authentic different from the grilled dish right – most restaurants use the savoiardi biscuits rather than served in Japanese restaurants modern Italian spelling osteria, soft sponge cake so it had a that hides the slightly jellylike but this place uses an archaic different texture than usual, natural texture. It was delicious version of the traditional name but the flavor of slightly sweet and unusual, with the pickled for a country inn. mascarpone and cocoa hit the onions tasting like a particularly spot. The cake was even better This is only one of the tangy sauerkraut and providing confusing things about this – the bittersweet chocolate with an excellent contrast. Octopus restaurant, which shares the tart raspberry sauce and fresh and squid are favorite dishes same name and ownership as whipped cream was a perfect around the Adriatic and there are end to the meal. Well, not quite another restaurant in Santa several preparations on the menu an end – my companion got to Monica. To make things even here. This one was very well more difficult for people who talking with the bartender, and conceived and executed, with finally figure out both the name after a few minutes of chatting the tender and slightly smoky of the place they’re going and he insisted we try a Poli Cilegie octopus atop a mix of zucchini the location, the restaurant cherry brandy. We might easily and eggplant, and a grilled has no sign – an annoying have continued chatting and lemon slice to add if desired. pretension for a casual place. tasting, but this brisk, bracing We hadn’t ordered more Once you finally figure out finish was perfect for me. starters because a particular where to go, it’s worth the trip. 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The Tree House “Exquisite architecture integrates a magnificent, century old avocado tree as the backdrop to create a bold statement in quality, design and construction,” says agent Laurie Woolner. “Floating concrete steps interspersed with low planting create a peaceful transition from public to private space. U-shaped floor plan, open concept living, a mostly all white color palette with warm touches of wood define a thoroughly modern result. Walls of windows and sliding glass doors line the interior of the home, allowing for a constant connection to the center patio from most rooms in the house. Designer details include a gourmet top-of-the-line Bosch kitchen, custom walnut cabinetry, Carrera marble counters, exterior fire pit, wide plank French oak floors, and tremendous closet space. Lavish master suite with spa-like bath overlooks a private rear garden. This sophisticated retreat truly represents the best of the Southern California lifestyle in an unsurpassed setting and is truly a rare find.” The property is offered at $1,249,000. Information, Laurie Woolner, Keller Williams Marina/LA Realty, (310) 699 – 0980, www.4066Rosabell.com.
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“This professionally decorated, gorgeous C-plan townhome is in Villa Villetri,” says agent Debra Berman. “There are two spacious bedroom suites upstairs with a large family room and den downstairs that features access to a private patio. Updated kitchen with granite counters and tile floors. Oversized 2-car garage with plenty of storage space. Quiet interior location overlooking leafy greenbelt area, close to pool and spa. Centrally located in Marina del Rey with easy access to everything – restaurants, movies, boutiques, the Marina and the beach.” The property is offered at $735,000. Information, Berman Kandel, RE/MAX Estate Properties, (310) 424 – 5512.
“Remodel this 1922-era vintage house or build your dream home on this ample 5,798 square-foot lot,” says agent Veronica Jones. “This is a charming street, the perfect place to enjoy everything that Venice Beach has to offer. Abbot Kinney, recently named the coolest street in America, and Venice Beach Boardwalk are nearby for your shopping and dining pleasures. Nearby attractions are the Santa Monica Pier, Third Street Promenade and the boat harbor at Marina del Rey. Easy access to freeways and transportation. Truly a place to call home.” The property is offered at $1,500,000. Information, Veronica Jones, Keller Williams Marina/LA Realty, (310) 399 – 1591.
Upper North Kentwood Home
“Colorful foliage and a perfectly manicured lawn welcome you to this 4-bedroom, 3-bath home in one of Westchester’s great neighborhoods,” says agent Stephanie Younger. “The deep red front door invites you into a spacious living room that features gleaming hardwood floors, elegant crown moldings, and plantation shutter-covered windows. A roomy, eat-in kitchen leads to a large family room with a fireplace, beamed ceilings, and sliding glass doors opening to a sunny brick patio and park-like backyard. The second story of the home is highlighted by views of the verdant backyard from the generous master bedroom.” The property is offered at $949,000. Information, Stephanie Younger, Teles Properties, (424) 203 – 1828.
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This elegant, five-bedroom Cape Cod home is move-in ready. The spacious 4,000-sqare foot house, built in 2006, offers a living room, family room and formal dining room, plus a large loft space and upstairs laundry room. Four bedrooms upstairs each have a bathroom, and there is a bonus office downstairs. A separate casita has a full bath for a nanny or guest quarters. The large master suite overlooks an outdoor entertainer’s yard with glass fire pit, granite bar area, and a 10-person hot/cold spa with waterfall.
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“This is a completely unique, gorgeous one-bedroom, one-bath condo located closer to the water than any other one-bedroom unit in Marina City Club,” says agent Charles Lederman. “This beautifully appointed unit offers floor-to-ceiling windows that frame majestic Marina, ocean and Catalina views. Gourmet kitchen has custom cabinetry, top-of-the-line Bosch appliances, and Kosmus Granite countertops.” The property is offered at $450,000. Information, Charles Lederman, Marina City Realty, (310) 821-8980.
“This remodeled 3-bedroom, 2.75-bath home has a living room with a unique wall of glass doors that open to the patio and backyard,” says agent Nanci Edwards. “The huge master has hardwood floors and a fireplace, and a bath with a spa tub and steam shower. The natural elements in details and throughout the house as well as the open concept floor plan and unique backyard give this home a retreat feel.” This property is offered at $759,000. Information, Nanci Edwards, The Real Estate Consultants, (310) 645 – 7785.
Q: What are some common mistakes people make when dealing with mold? A: Black Mold =Toxic Mold. The media has not done any favors by referring to toxic mold as “The Black Mold.” There are thousands of species of mold and many of them may appear black in color, but they are not all toxic! The mold that people are referring to is called stachybotrys, which typically appears as a sooty black fungus occasionally accompanied by a thick mass of white mycelia. The presence of this fungus in buildings is significant because of the mold’s ability to produce mycotoxins, which are extremely toxic, such as satratoxin H. Exposure to these toxins can occur through inhalation, ingestion or dermal contact. Symptoms include dermatitis, cough, rhinitis, nose bleeds, a burning sensation in the mouth and nasal passage, cold and flu symptoms, headache, general malaise, and fever. This fungus gained much media attention due to its association with several infant deaths in Cleveland as well as the Ed McMahon case, the Melinda Ballard case and the Manhattan Beach case of 2005.
The house is new…It can’t have mold. Many people believe that if the home is new (or remodeled), it can’t have mold. Mold has nothing to do with the age of a home. Mold is a result of water damage. It can be from something as small as a slow drip to a major catastrophe. Mold can also be present on new construction materials. Many builders use lumber that has been sitting on palettes in lumber yards. When the wood is exposed to moisture, humidity and rain, fungal growth can occur. The mold should be treated or removed prior to dry walling to avoid future problems. I know I have mold; I don’t need to test. One of the biggest mistakes people make is trying to remediate mold without testing it first. When you can see what appears to be fungal growth, this could indeed be an area that will require remediation. However, if you do not know the extent of the problem, you may set yourself up to be ripped off. A mold remediation company cannot determine the extent of the problem, nor can they determine if
something has gone airborne by looking at it. In order to have a successful mold remediation, it is imperative to know where the mold starts and stops so you can contain the affected areas appropriately and remove the visible and microscopic airborne spores. If you do not contain the entire area of contamination, you may fix only a portion, leaving residual spores in your home for your family to ingest or for potential regrowth. The moment you pay a remediation company’s final invoice and allow them to leave your home, they are off the hook. If you have a reoccurrence due to mold that was never removed in the first place, the remediation company is not going to come back and fix it. In fact, it is next to impossible to find a remediation company that is willing to stand behind their work and guarantee that they will pass clearance testing or pay if they fail. Recent exposes on local news stations went so far as to show multiple remediation companies coming into people’s homes and telling them on the spot that they had
“toxic black mold” and needed to get out immediately and required full remediation at great expense. There was no mold – it was merely black eye make-up. Nobody can tell you if what they are looking at is mold without laboratory analysis. I’m buying a house that has been remodeled (or is brand new), so I don’t need a mold inspection. Many people buy homes without inspecting for mold. Keep in mind that when people prepare a home for sale, they paint, clean carpet, light candles, bake cookies, etc., which may mask the presence of any signs of past water damage, fungal growth or even musty odors. You may not be aware of hidden leaks behind walls or other conditions conducive to fungal growth. What you may not know can cost you a lot! When you move in, it’s too late. This week’s question was answered by Jaclyn Resnick, president of Mold USA, (310) 823 – MOLD.
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The Soaring Heights program, in which at-risk students took classes throughout July in theater, dance, aerial and leadership, culminated with a public performance at the Venice Boardwalk on Aug. 10.
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Walor has been working with Greenheart Global since 2011, when he single-handedly created a slew of murals that summer under the company’s auspices. “I worked with them for the last two years doing all their presentation work throughout the world,” Walor said. “They did these for free,” Walor continued of his artists. As a result, the pieces will be auctioned off Sept. 27-28 at the Boys & Girls Club of Santa Monica, where money from the murals sold will go to their artists, along with a portion of proceeds to a charity still undetermined. Curator Warren Brand will oversee this “popup gallery on a massive scale,”
Walor added. All of this culture centers on the 750-foot-long zipline in which harnessed riders glide from a 50-foot-high launch tower (at speeds up to 25 miles per hour) to a 30-foot-high landing tower near 17th Avenue and the basketball courts. This attraction, accessed from the northern edge of Windward Plaza, has been operating at $20 a head each day between 11 a.m. and sunset. Earlier this year, an Argonaut story reported about how the city’s Department of Recreation and Parks would be applying two-thirds of funds raised through this ride toward Venice Beach restroom-and-garbage clean-up. When Greenheart introduced the idea to the Venice Neighborhood Council, the plan called for workshops on aerial acrobatics and juggling for at-risk
“Lioness Spirit” by Hans Walor decorates one of the zipline towers. PAGE 30 THE ARGONAUT August 15, 2013
youths. Greenheart has already fulfilled this part of its mission. But due to city bureaucracy, the attraction’s opening ran a few weeks late, project organizers said. “We were supposed to have the tower built by July 1,” said Walor, chalking up the delay in construction due to “the craziness of Venice Beach.” However, “the zipline will outlast the murals this round.” Even in the worst-case scenario, the attraction will remain up and running through Sept. 30. “It’s a business, so it depends on how well it’s received,” Walor said, adding that about $28,000 – based on projections and a 15 percent cut for the city – has already gone to Recreation and Parks. Of course, Greenheart hopes for a best-case situation, which would have the zipline remaining there permanently, with more local artists eventually brought in to create new murals around its towers. Walor delights in the visuals which have emerged from his first group of artists. “John Park really nailed the concept of the entire piece to be uplifting and exciting,” he said. “Christina (Angelina)’s is a little bit darker but artistically incredible. “The highlight for me was to see all the performance (with) the artwork surrounding that,” he continued, alluding to Soaring Heights, the program in which students took classes in theater, dance, aerial and leadership, culminating with a public boardwalk performance on Aug. 10. Soaring Heights’ experienced instructors, led by Alicia Schulz, have performed with the acrobatics revue Cirque du Soleil and the metal band Motley Crue. Green and Walor believe projects such as theirs are crucial to sustaining Venice’s “essence and artistic nature,” Walor said, especially as the community faces gentrification.
Green formalized his company with a conscience back in 2001. “We’re a for-profit conservation company with the goal of working to support the development of sustainable and profitable public parks and protected areas,” said Green, who credited his Greenheart partners Rex Owen and David Green as active agents in forwarding his
boardwalk tragedy in which a vehicle struck pedestrians, killing a woman, Green does not see the recent vehicular homicide incident as a reason to dampen his enthusiasm for Venice. “I work in Rwanda, I’ve worked in Haiti, I’ve worked in Nigeria,” Green said. “The reality is it’s not one of the crazy places in the world.” And so far, “it’s all going
This mural for the Venice zipline project is a collaboration between local artists John Park and Hans Haveron.
mission. Greenheart first mounted one of its canopy walkways at Cougar Mountain, north of Whistler in Canada, before developing projects in Nigeria, Rwanda, Belize, Brazil, Peru, Guyana and Haiti. In 2006, Greenheart designed and built a 2,500-footlong zipline across the ocean in Labadee, Haiti, followed by the 3,700-foot-long one across San Diego Zoo’s Safari Park. One of Greenheart’s most successful public park projects is Bootleg Canyon Flightlinez in Boulder City, and another Nevada venture, established in 2010 on Fremont Street in downtown Las Vegas, which has raised about $300,000 for local charities across two and a half years. Green intends to spread Greenheart’s aerial trails network even wider, currently developing projects for Bhutan, Bermuda, Gabon and Ghana. Acknowledging the Aug. 3
really well,” Walor said. However, Green acknowledged he would like to see many more people use the zipline to ensure it will remain part of Venice’s topography. “(With the surrounding murals), we’ve almost achieved our goal that we’re blending in too well,” he said, laughing. “We want to bring some life around that sunset time,” Green continued of his latest pilot project. “Venice is an incredible place. It’s such a beautiful environment to be in. (With the zipline attraction), it becomes just a great space.” Zipline admission: $20 per adult; $5 per return ride, Mon. – Thurs.; kids 12 and under, $10; $50, all-day pass, Mon.-Thurs. Information, flightlinezvenicebeach.com.§ Michael@argonautnews.com
Santa Monica youth rugby team dominates summer season By Beatrice Rosen Often called “the game for animals played by gentleman,” rugby is arguably one of the most unique sports in the world. In the territorial, full-contact team game, inclusive of all shapes and sizes, players with bulldozer-like strength and power are valued just as highly as small and swift sprinters. Although rugby is also one of the most popular sports in the world, its rise in the U.S. seems to have only just begun. According to a 2011 study done by the Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association (SGMA), rugby is the third fastest growing sport in America. Such growth is evident in the explosion of youth rugby programs throughout Southern California, which went from six teams in 2004 to over 60 currently, according to Kilian Kerwin, director of youth rugby for the Santa Monica Rugby Club. The growing enthusiasm has led to the development of a summer league called “Rugby Sevens,” also known as 7-a-side or VII’s, which is a variant of rugby in which teams are made up of seven players, instead of the usual 15, with matches lasting 14 minutes rather than 80. Furthermore, 2016 marks the first year Sevens will be played in the Olympic Games. In Southern California, the Sevens season begins in May, just after the 15-a-side main season finishes, so avidly impassioned players can participate year-round. With over 250 players in its program, the Santa Monica Rugby Club, also known as the Dolphins, sent numerous teams to compete in Sevens tournaments throughout the summer. It was their under-18 youth boys team, however, that compiled quite the impressive season record. On Aug. 3, this Dolphins team won the Southern California Serevi 7-a-side Series in Fullerton, which marked an unbeaten run of five weekend tournaments in a row. The win also makes the team the undisputed Southern California Sevens champion – all in addition to its earlier achievement of winning the Rugby Sevens title at the California State Games in San Marcos on July 13. One tournament consists of five to six games, and Coach Charlie Lydon says it was that final game in the Serevi Series tournament that marked the culmination of the Dolphins’ remarkable summer season. Lydon noted the Dolphins
had beaten the Poway Rugby Club team before, but this time “they were stronger and had really improved, and you could see how hungry they were to beat us, but our team in the final played fantastically.” “The best game we played all season,” recalled Lydon. “Particularly our exceptional defense. They did not let the opposition break through, which is what ultimately made the difference in the end.” His 17-year-old son and one of the team’s captains, Conor Lydon, believes the real turning point in their season was when they played Palos Verdes in the second tournament. “Our Sevens team, at first, was a group of individuals trying to score,” says the younger Lydon. “This method worked against the teams in the first tournament because we had a lot of talent. It wasn’t until this game where we stopped playing as individuals and came together as a team.” His father made a conscious effort from the start to emphasize discipline and putting the team first, for he also agrees that one of the keys to the team’s success was realizing that “if we play as a team we can beat anybody, and to not be selfish and pass that ball early.” The coach will take this motto into the winter’s 15-a-side season, which both the coaching staff and players are feeling excited and confident about, based on this summer’s results. Those who did not participate in Sevens are especially fired up, for they had to cheer the squad on from the sidelines because only 12 players are allowed to play per game. And unfortunately their usual, 15-a-side squad consists of 34 players, so many cuts had to be made. The sole logistics of Rugby Sevens dictated how the cuts were made, as half the number of players are covering the same size field as 15-a-side rugby. Therefore, Lydon says Sevens players need to be very athletic, fit and skillful due to the constant running around the field. “In 15-a-side you will have guys on the field for their power, strength and size, but there is no space for them in 7-a-side because it’s just too fast and fluid for them,” explains Lydon. “So people love watching 7-a-side rugby because it’s more expansive and fast-flowing… the players don’t want to risk giving up the ball by kicking it into the opposition.” Team member Evan Clark, who plays on both the 7- and 15-a-side teams, prefers 15’s because “it’s more of a team
THE SANTA MONICA RUGBY CLUB’S youth boys under-18 team, after winning one of its five total 7-a-side tournaments this summer.
sport and less individual running, and involves a lot more practice. Sevens comes from being a great athlete and then being a rugby player.” Conor Lydon agrees with his teammate, saying he prefers 15’s because “of the style of play required to succeed. Sevens is heavy on keeping possession at all costs, whereas in 15’s it’s about running full speed at your opposite number and gaining as many yards as possible.” Both players also predict that in this upcoming 15-a-side season, their team could not only go undefeated in the league, but also win the Southern California Championship, the California State Cup and move on to compete in nationals. “I have no doubt in my mind that this team could go on to be ranked top five in the nation,” adds Lydon. Kerwin even believes that some of the boys on the under-18 youth Dolphins team could, if they stick with it, go to the Olympics for the traditional 15-a-side rugby, or now for the 7-a-side format. “The future for youth rugby is to serve as a feeder program into the U.S. Olympic development program for rugby,” says Kerwin, who started Santa Monica Rugby’s youth rugby program in 2004 by getting local kids together to travel and play against a handful of teams around Southern California. Since then, Kerwin says the sport’s popularity in the U.S. has grown so rapidly for several reasons: “First, nobody really knew about it, so we have the potential to grow. Secondly, it’s a good sport for boys, girls and people of all different shapes and sizes because there is a position for everybody. Every one of those positions at some point will get a chance to play, touch the ball, pass and eventually score, unlike football where the quarterback
and receivers get most of the glory because they take the ball.” Charlie Lydon added, “At the end of the day, we just love the game of rugby because it teaches players such great things, like discipline, camaraderie and teamwork. The sportsmanship and inclusiveness between the players on the team, and with the opposition, is so much better than other sports.” The boys on the Santa Monica Youth Rugby Club’s under-18 team couldn’t agree more. While this summer’s victories have been sweet, the 34
players can’t wait to be out on a field and practicing together again. As a retired player for Connacht, one of the four professional provincial rugby teams from Ireland, Coach Lydon says “the most important thing is loving the game and enjoying playing the game, whether you win or lose. And that is the case with this team of boys – they just have a great time out there together.” § Beatrice@ArgonautNews. com
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class, Del Rey Yacht Club racer Chris Weis placed first and in the 420 Class, Cassie Obel and Annika Garrett also garnered top honors. “Del Rey Yacht Club in Marina del Rey has made a longterm commitment and substantial investment in training our juniors to be top competitors,” said Virginia Howard, director of the yacht club’s junior sailing program. “Our wins at the US Sailing Junior Olympic Festival are a testament to the commitment of the club’s junior sailors and their year-round hard work.” Away from the sailboat scene, paddleboarding continues to grow and integrate into the community around Marina del Rey. Recently the Kurmalliance Organization, a
group devoted to cleaning up the marine environment, held a clean-up activity with local paddleboarders where volunteers filled buckets with discarded waste. A few were apparently amazed at the amount of refuse that was picked up in just an hour of clean-up. More than 12 5-gallon buckets were filled to the brim. “I never knew so many plastic things that should be recycled, end up in the ocean and our environment,” volunteer Lisa Ferris said. Ferris and her co-volunteers were traversing the waters via the newly popular standup paddleboards but there’s a less prominent variety of paddleboarding, in which the paddlers lay on their belly and paddle with their hands. On
Monday, Aug. 26, folks with this passion will soon participate in the Catalina Classic, an intense and challenging 32-mile paddle run from Catalina Island through the Santa Monica Bay. Hand paddling a surfboard for 32 miles is no day at the beach. Surfer magazine once said of the event: “Paddleboarding is a sport much like marathon-running, where constant training is needed and a healthy relationship between mind and body essential.” Organizers are looking for boat skippers with channel experience, seaworthy boats with a minimum of very high frequency (VHF) radio, GPS and complete safety equipment to act as escorts for the athletes. Contact paddle4cause@gmail. com to be a part of the event. §
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DEL REY YACHT CLUB junior sailors (from left) Wills Johnson, Simone Staff and Chris Weis (holding first place trophy in Laser Radial Class) enjoyed sailing success at the US Sailing Junior Olympic Festival. Some of the young competitors have advanced on to compete at a junior championship in Texas.
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reporter after arriving after only a little more than five days at sea. Sean McGinn said he, too, saw a telephone pole floating in the middle of the ocean during his winning effort in the Mini 650 Pacific Challenge – a race from Marina del Rey to Hawaii in 21-foot boats. McGinn took 17 days to complete the trek and said seeing the pole was pretty unexpected. “I sailed right next to it; it was quite the shock,” McGinn said. While some local racers are reflecting on ocean crossings like Transpac and the Pac Challenge, others are involved in a notable high level roundthe-buoy championship. Teams from Washington state to San Diego are competing in the Lido 14 National Class Championship Week – a three-regatta event hosted by the Del Rey, South Coast Corinthian and Santa Monica Windjammers yacht clubs. The Lido class has been a Southern California staple since the 1950s, perhaps because these simple boats conjure the purity of sailboat racing. To win in this group will be a testament to sailing skills more than all else. This year features the 56th running of the Class Championship. Racing began Aug. 13 and will wrap up Saturday, Aug. 17 with both woman and junior classes. The juniors have been an active bunch as of late. Five junior sailors from the Del Rey Yacht Club have apparently made quite a showing at the US Sailing Junior Olympic Festival, where they raked in multiple first place trophies and advanced to a junior championship in Texas. In the single-handed Laser Radial
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Mar Vista leukemia survivor throws out first pitch at Dodgers game A 10-year-old leukemia survivor and Mar Vista resident had the unique opportunity to throw out the ceremonial first pitch at a Los Angeles Dodgers game Aug. 3 thanks to City Councilman Mike Bonin and a fundraising effort to fight cancer. Vanessa Ribeiro stepped onto the pitching mound where Dodger stars such as Clayton Kershaw stand after Bonin raised $13,585 for ThinkCure! in June, earning him the honor of throwing the ceremonial first pitch as the event’s top fundraiser. Bonin, who raised the money during a “Yas-a-thon” fundraising event, invited Ribeiro, a “True Blue Dodger fan” to join him on the field at Dodger Stadium before the game. Ribeiro was diagnosed with leukemia while in kindergarten, but her cancer is in remission following surgery and chemotherapy and after receiving support from her parents Flavio, also a cancer survivor, and Katia, as well as her sister Melissa.
Bonin, who lost his sister and several friends and family members to cancer, is an ardent supporter of ThinkCure!, a community-based nonprofit that raises funds to accelerate collaborative research to cure cancer. ThinkCure! was endowed by the Los Angeles Dodgers and provides funding to projects at City of Hope and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. “Two and a half years ago, I lost my beautiful sister Maureen to cancer,” Bonin said. “A wonderful mother of three young children, she was only 41 – full of life, laughter and plenty of dreams for her family. During her illness, I learned about strength, and courage and love. But I also learned firsthand how brutal and unforgiving cancer is – and how desperately far we are from a cure.” This was Bonin’s second year participating in the Yas-a-thon, an annual three-hour indoor cycling event at YAS Fitness Centers. This year’s event raised more than $300,000 for the charity.
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Santa Monica History Museum receives $4,000 grant from Boeing The Santa Monica History Museum has been awarded a $4,000 grant from the Employees Community Fund of Boeing CA for its Magic of History: Youth Programs. Robert Acherman, a systems analyst for Boeing and contributor to the employeeowned and operated nonprofit organization, recommended the museum for the grant and presented the check to museum chair Eddie Guerboian on Aug. 3. Acherman’s father, Anton, who worked on the Skylab project for McDonnell Douglas (later acquired by Boeing) was also present. The museum’s youth programming includes
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colored concrete finish with an ashlar’s stamped pattern. Other upgrades include contemporary designed gangways with accent lighting, in-slip sewer pump outs and rounded finger corners. The upgraded Harbor at Marina Bay also offers a newly installed paver promenade, boater restrooms with showers, boater parking and wireless Internet. “When the owners of Marina Bay approached us about this project, they were looking for the latest in floating dock technology; they wanted a dock system that was low-maintenance and a marina that was set apart from others in the harbor in style and function,” said Eric Noegel, manager of project development for Bellingham Marine’s southwest division. Boat slips were offered first to residents, and are now open to the public for leasing.
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Santa Monica Museum of Art awarded grants from Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts The Santa Monica Museum of Art has received $121,500 in grants from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts in support of the museum’s fall 2014 exhibition Citizen Culture: Artists and Architects Shape Policy. The funding includes a $41,500 research grant and an $80,000 implementation grant. Organized by independent curator Lucía Sanromán, the exhibition explores the capacity for artists and architects, working alongside citizens and local governments throughout the Americas, to reshape public policy and legislation. “The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts has been extremely generous to
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Loyola Marymount University’s School of Film and Television has cracked the Hollywood Reporter’s list of top 10 film schools in the nation. Each year, the publication releases its annual review of the top 25 film schools that are shaping the future of cinema, and this year LMU’s was ranked ninth. “LMU’s School of Film and Television… is all about the internships,” wrote the Hollywood Reporter. “One-third of its students regularly find them, and they’ve worked in 400 companies, including Sony Pictures
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Joint venture acquires office building near Playa Vista for creative space A two-story office building totaling more than 118,000 square feet near Playa Vista has been acquired by the Canyon Catalyst Fund and Los Angeles-based Pacshore Partners. The office building, which houses eight office suites, is located on over five acres of land at 5340 Alla Road, just north of Jefferson Boulevard in Del Rey. The former industrial site includes 451 parking spaces. The $36.2 million transaction is the first for the new joint venture that emerged as part of a program to cultivate the next generation of real estate investment fund managers. The team aims to create a creative office campus designed for tenants including large entertainment, advertising and tech firms, a spokesperson for the companies said. The Canyon Catalyst Fund and Pacshore Partners will invest up to $5 million to re-envision the building’s architecture, create outdoor design elements, and provide lifestyle amenities specifically for high-end creative users.
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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013 143400 The following persons are doing business as: Marina Weight Loss Center 4644 Lincoln Blvd. suite 450 Marina del Rey, CA. 90292 County of Los Angeles Registered owners: CFHS Holdings, INC This business is conducted by a corporation. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Registrant Signature/ Name: CFHS Holdings Inc. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on July 10, 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 146886 The following persons are doing business as: Curb your Clutter 13603 Marina Ptr. Dr. D628 Marina del Rey, CA. 90292 County of Los Angeles. Registered owners Diane Salzberg 13603 Marina Pte. Dr. D628 Marina del Rey, CA. 90292 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 Diane Salzberg: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on July 15, 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 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). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013 151666 The following persons are doing business as: Adshare 233 Wilshire Blvd Ste ste.100 Santa Monica, CA. 90401 County of Los Angeles. Registered owners GoDigital Records, LLC 233 Wilshire Blvd Ste 100 Santa Monica, CA. 90401 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 7/15/13 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 Premjit Panicker Go Digital Records: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on July 22, 2013. Argonaut published: August 1, 8, 15, 22, 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).
legal advertising FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013 154205 The following persons are doing business as: Del Rey Dental 8410 Pershing Drive Playa del Rey, CA. 90293 County of Los Angeles. Registered owners David E. Schwarting DDS 8732 Villnova Avenue Los Angeles, CA. 90045 This business is conducted by an individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 11/4/72 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: David E. Schwarting DDS. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on July 24, 2013. Argonaut published: August 1, 8, 15, 22, 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 154210 The following persons are doing business as Agents in Adventure 10949 Palms Blvd #2 Los Angeles, CA. 90034 County of Los Angeles Registered owners :Eric Ludwig 10949 Palms Blvd. #2 Los Angeles, CA. 90034 This business is conducted by an individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 7/17/13 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:Eric Ludwig . This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on July 24, 2013. Argonaut published August 1,8, 15, 22, 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 154214 The following persons are doing business as Sharon Hardy Photography 10949 Palm Blvd. #2 Los Angeles, CA. 90034 County of Los Angeles. Registered owners Sharon Ludwig 10949 Palm Blvd #2 Los Angles, CA. 90034. This business is conducted by a an individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 7/17/2013 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. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on July 24, 2013. Argonaut published:
August 1, 8, 15, 22, 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 154220 The following persons are doing business as Reliance Hospice and Care Inc. 7715 Burnet Avenue #C Van Nuys, CA. 91405 County of Los Angeles. Registered owners Burnet Hospice Care Inc. 7715 Burnet Ave. suite C Van Nuys, CA. 91405 This business is conducted by a corporation. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Registrant Signature/Name: Jean Hunn. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on July 24, 2013. Argonaut published: August 1, 8, 15, 22, 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 154918 The following persons are doing business as: Solomon Saltsman & Jamieson 426 Culver Blvd. Playa del Rey, CA. 90293 County of Los Angeles. Registered owners Stephen Warren Solomon Inc. 426 Culver Blvd. Playa del Rey, CA. 90293 2) Ralph B. Saltsman Inc. 426 Culver Blvd. Playa del Rey, CA. 90293 3) Stephen Allen Jamieson Inc. 426 Culver Blvd Playa del Rey, CA. 90293 4) Ralph B. Saltsman 1601 Crest Drive Altadena, CA. 91001 5) Ryan M. Kroll 5024 NE 14th Place Portland, OR. 97211 This business is conducted by a general partnership. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 1987. 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: Ralph B. Saltsman The statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on July 25, 2013. Argonaut published: August 8, 15, 22, 29, 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 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 155217 The following persons are doing business as: Parvin-M-USA 1483 Wooster Street Los Angeles, CA. 90035 Parvin Moheby 1483 Wooster Stree Los Aneles, CA. 90035 County of Los Angeles. Registered owners: Parvin Moheby 1483 Wooster Street Los Aneles, CA. 90035 This business is conducted by an individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Registrant Signature/ Name: Parvin Moheby This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on July 25, 2013 Argonaut published: August 15, 22, 29, Sept. 5 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 156313 The following persons are doing business as: I vote kids 311 N. Robertson Blvd. #140 Beverly Hills, CA. 902111. 2) I vote kids.com PO Box 18312 Encino, CA. 91416 County of Los Angeles. Registered owners: Hawk Property Group 311 N. Robertson Blvd #140 Beverly Hills, CA. 90211 This business is conducted by a corporation. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 7/15/13 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: Hawk Property Group. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on July 26, 2013. Argonaut published:August 8, 15, 22, 29, 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 158087 The following persons are doing business as: Kalt Fitness 4646 Manhattan Beach Blvd. suite E Lawndale, CA. 90260. 6020 Seabluff Drive unit 219 Playa Vista, CA. 90094 County of Los Angeles. Registered owners: KALT EBC LLC 6020 Seabluff Drive unit 219 Playa Vista, CA. 90094 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: KALT EBC LLC This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on July 30, 2013. Argonaut published: August 1, 8, 15, 22, 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 158468 The following persons are doing business an Roadside Attraction 3009 Yale Avenue Marina del Rey, CA. 90292. Registered owners: Michael D Newsome 3009 Yale Avenue 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 information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Registrant Signature/Name:Michael D. Newsome Owner This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on July 30, 2013 Argonaut published: August 8, 15, 22, 29, 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 159005 The following persons are doing business as: Finishes 4079 Glencoe Ave. #323 Marina el Rey, CA. 90292. County of Los Angele. Registered owners: Anthony Murphy 4079 Glencoe Ave. #424 Marina Del Rey, CA. 90292 This business is conducted by a an individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names liste).d above on 7/31/13. 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: Anthony Murphy. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on July 31, 2013. Argonaut published: August 8, 15, 22, 29, 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 159135 The following persons are doing business as: 1)Urban Whale 2) Urban Whale Promotions 8517 Pershing Dr #4 Playa del Rey, CA. 90293 County of Los Angeles. Registered owners: RD Travers Enterprises 8517 Pershing Drive #4 Playa del Rey, CA. 90293 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 7/31/13. 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 RD Travers Enterprises LLC: Statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on July 31, 2013, 2013. Argonaut published: August 15, 22, 29, Sept 5, 2013 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 160609 The following persons are doing business as: Sweet Maxi 6375 W.81 St. Los Angeles, CA. 90045 County of Los Angeles. Registered owners: Nadine Harrison 6375 W. 81st Street Los Angeles, CA. 90045 This business is conducted by an indivdual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 6/30/2013 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: Nadine Harrison This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on August 1, 2013. Argonaut published: August 8, 15, 22, 29, 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 163692 The following persons are doing business as: Edith Elle Photography & Associates 8939 S. Sepulveda Blvd #110-233 Los Angeles, CA. 90045 Registered owners: Edith Levandoski 5710 W. Centinela
Avenue #305 Los Angeles, CA. 90045. Michael Levandoski 5710 W Centinela Ave. #305 Los Angeles, CA. 90045 This business is conducted by a married couple. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Registrant Signature/Name Edith Levandoski Owner. Statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on August 6, 2013. Argonaut published: August 15, 22, 29, Sept 5, 2013 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 163693 The following persons are doing business as: Marie-Antoinette Macarons 449 San Vicente Blvd Apt A Santa Monica, CA. 90402. Marie-Antoinette LLC 449 San Vicente Blvd Apt A Santa Monica, CA. 90402 County of Los Angeles. Registered owners: MarieAntoinette LLC 449 San Vicente Blvd Apt A Santa Monica, CA. 90402. 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: Marie-Antoinette LLC This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on August 6, 2013 Argonaut published: August 15, 22, 29, Spet 5, 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 163694 The following persons are doing business as: maison la queue 4079 Glencoe Ave. #320 Marina del Rey, CA. 90292 Registered owners: Megumi Garvey 4079 Glencoe Ave #320 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 information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.)Registrant Signature/ Name Megumi Garvey. Statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on August 6, 2013. Argonaut published: August 15, 22, 29, Sept 5, 2013 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 163695 The following persons are doing business as John White Plumbing and Rooter Connection 3517 S Centinela Avenue Los Angeles CA. 90066 County of Los Angeles . Registered owners: John White Rooter Connection Inc. 3517 S. Centinela Ave. Los Angles CA. 90066 This business is conducted by a corporation The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 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:John D. White. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on August 6, 2013. Argonaut published: August 15, 22, 29, Sept 5, 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 163696 The following persons are doing business as: 1)Compliagent 2) Compliagent Inc. 11845 W. Olympic Blvd. #510 Los Angeles, CA. 90064 County of Los Angeles. Registered owners: The Compliance Institute LLC 11845 W. Olympic Blvd. #510 Los Angeles, CA. 90064 This business is conducted by a limited liabiliity 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 Charles Nelson CFO :Statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on August 6, 2013. Argonaut published: August 15, 22, 29, Sept 5, 2013 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 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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