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‘Fela! The Concert’ revels in the kind of life-affirming energy that America needs right now ..................................... 13

The ideological tribalism that splits America is even more pronounced at Santa Monica High School ....................... 8

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NEWS No Rent Relief for Marina del Rey County puts plans for a rent increase freeze on ice, citing unique circumstances of public leases . ..................................... 9

Life Through a Lens Venice Institute of Contemporary Art

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The Kids Are Alright Once an island of safety in a rough neigh borhood, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Venice turns 50 as a magnet for diversity ........... 10

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THE ADVICE GODDESS Codger & Me Fend off patronizing comments from older coworkers by pushing back in a playful way . .................................... 26

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Every Step Counts A Playa Vista woman carries her mother’s legacy into the Walk to End Alzheimer’s ..... 29 ON THE COVER: A toy space helmet makes for a fun (and maybe symbolic) prop in this portrait of a Boys & Girls Clubs of Venice member taken for the nonprofit’s Inside Out Project, a concept created by the artist JR that turns portraiture into public art. Photo by Niall O’Brien. Design by Michael Kraxenberger.


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L etters Marina’s Growth Is All About Money Re: “The Marina Trader Joe’s – Is it for Real?” News, Sept. 13 Residents may not be clear about the future Trader Joe’s, but most of us are very clear about the hundreds of apartments that have been developed on Via Marina and will contribute huge amounts of traffic and long delays in getting in and out of the marina. God help anyone who needs an ambulance!  What was Don Knabe thinking when he encouraged the supervisors to approve all of these buildings plus a hotel? There is only one answer: money. Money for the county budget should have been intelligently balanced with the needs of residents to access their homes, and of visitors and boaters to have a pleasant weekend experience here. Lynne Shapiro Marina del Rey Ballona Also Needs Heavy Lifting Re: “Life Finds a Way,” Cover Story, Sept. 6 Great article on the LAX Dunes restoration effort and the

increasing numbers and variety of plants and animals now found there. It’s rare when our society chooses to “undevelop” previously developed land and work it to return some semblance of natural habitat values. The remnant street pavement, gutters and sidewalks of the former Surfridge development were removed using mechanized heavy equipment, such as backhoes and dump trucks. Meaningful “undevelopment” and habitat restoration on a large scale is infeasible without such heavy equipment. As envisioned by the 1976 Coastal Act and repeatedly funded by voter bond approval since then, this approach has been proven at scores of habitat restoration projects successfully completed along the California coast by hundreds of dedicated scientists, engineers and other environmental professionals. We look forward to their next great “undevelopment” story — the Ballona Wetlands Restoration Project. Heavy equipment was used to build Marina del Rey and bury the northern Ballona Wetlands under four million cubic yards

of Marina construction waste. It will take heavy equipment to undo that damage and to reconstruct the wetlands that once existed there. We resolve to succeed. David W. Kay Playa Vista What a Good Man Does Re: “Civility is Overrated,” Letters, Sept. 6 The response from Torrance proves my point. Just because someone disagrees with your position, you attack that person. I am no bleeding heart liberal. I have an MBA and a high seven-figure net worth, but I strongly disagree with The Clueless One on topics such as deregulation, national debt, immigration and health care. I am happy that McCain stood up for what he believed in; that’s what a good man does. Arnold Lipschultz Westchester

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Growing Up in the Trump Divide The ideological tribalism that splits America is even more pronounced at Santa Monica High School By William Sherman The author is a senior at Santa Monica High School and founder of its studentled Political Activism Club. I do not like Donald Trump. Many other Santa Monica High School students feel the same — which is to be expected in a city where Trump won less than 15% of the vote, according to the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder. The past two years of his presidency, moreover, have produced a constantly elongating list of scandals, from his egregious handling of the violence in Charlottesville to his “s***hole countries” comment, the Stormy Daniels situation and much, much more. He’s given Americans an ultimatum: Love me or hate me; and you can only imagine how this plays out among teenagers. And so most young Americans do not like Donald Trump. But how do we treat those among us who do? At my school there are many students who have become determined to single out Trump supporters — or those who simply don’t dislike Trump enough — in order to make them feel unwelcome and inferior. Even conservative students who haven’t gone full-on “MAGA” have become vilified. Anyone who defends the president or does not openly dislike him is deemed insensitive, idiotic and racist. For instance, I have a friend who is deeply conservative. Unfortunately, our friendship alone has proven to be a big no-no in the current political climate at my high school. Multiple people have assumed that I myself am conservative or believe me unworthy of attending progressive rallies simply because I would dare to speak to one. Self-polarization is not going to solve any of our problems. It will only salt the wound. If we consider those on the right

Anti-Trump fervor has social consequences for teens to be evil just because they do not hate opponents to discuss our ideas and the president as much as we do, it’s beliefs with his supporters. Discuss the clear whose arms they’ll flock to in president’s actions that have upset us and droves: his. why those actions are unjust. Discuss the Alienating those on the right creates a unpopular policies put in place by his schism in our politics that is impossible administration and explain why they are

He’s given Americans an ultimatum: Love me or hate me; and you can only imagine how this plays out among teenagers. to mend. If someone voted for Trump, they are not automatically a racist, nor are they evil. The propagation of the idea that they are racist and evil will only drive more moderates to the right. Such vindictive tribalism can only be mended when it is condemned by both sides of the aisle in Washington. The answer to the Trump problem is for his

unpopular. Do research and prove them wrong. If you cannot reach any common ground, agree to disagree, shake their hand, and move on: such is the beauty of democracy. The alternative — vilifying and mistreating anyone who appears fond of Trump or some of his ideas — will only generate more support for

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into account before including the marina in a rent stabilization ordinance, according to a spokesperson for L.A. County Supervisor Janice Hahn, whose district includes Marina del Rey. “That’s part of the research that is going to be done,” explained tenants’ rights attorney and advocate Fred Nakamura, part of a 10-member working group

the Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act, a 1995 state law that prohibits rent caps on newer structures. California Assemblyman Richard Bloom (D- Santa Monica) has repeatedly sought to repeal Costa-Hawkins, including via failed legislation earlier this year. Proposition 10, appearing on the Nov. 6 statewide ballot, will ask California voters whether

lords who operate under specific county lease contracts appreciate the county’s extra attention to that complexity. “We look forward to participating in a nuanced and thorough analysis of any potential ordinance to the residential projects in Marina del Rey,” he said. “We share the concern about the rental housing crisis in Los Angeles County, but we look forward to a discussion with the county to ensure that the specific social concerns cited by the members of the board and the public are addressed without limiting the current or future supply of rental housing at all levels of affordability.” The marina itself didn’t come up as a specific topic during public discussion of to uphold or repeal Costa -Hawkins. the ordinance. L.A. County Supervisor With Costa-Hawkins restrictions in Sheila Kuehl, a co-sponsor of the rentplace, it’s hard to tell how many housing stabilization effort, spoke of a nexus units in Marina del Rey could be eligible between escalating housing costs and for rent increase caps. So many residential increasing homelessness. buildings are being remodeled or rebuilt “If we want to stem the tide of people that it remains unclear whether any rent falling into homelessness and be sure stabilization policy would apply to them, our seniors, as well as other renters, said Michael Wilson of the county chief are protected from eviction, we have executive officer’s office. to curb unrestricted growth in rents,” David Levine, president of the Marina Kuehl said. del Rey Lessees Association, said

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A Place to Play Once a refuge from a rough neighborhood, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Venice celebrates 50 years by welcoming the community in Story By Christina Campodonico Photos by Niall O’Brien Blink and you might miss the Boys & Girls Clubs of Venice’s brick-and-glass façade flush with Lincoln Boulevard. Though one of the tallest buildings in the immediate area, the three-story youth center has been such an integral part of Venice’s urban and institutional landscape over the last 19 years — the club itself has been around since 1968 — that it blends into the neighborhood’s civic life almost too well. “If there’s an organization that’s around for a while, people kind of figure, ‘Oh well it must be financially solid because it’s been around for 50 years,’” says BGCV’s Interim CEO Patrick Mahoney. “So one of the things that I need to do is reignite the fire of support for the Boys &

Girls Clubs of Venice in the community.” Operated out of converted duplex on Lincoln for its first two decades, the club was once a rare safe place for kids in a rough neighborhood, tucked behind a high fence. Now it serves more than 3,000 kids a year across multiple sites, offering after-school programming so good that Westside parents are clamoring to get their kids enrolled. “By week one this year, we were oversubscribed,” says Mahoney. “We’re literally at capacity.” In other words, an institution once concerned with how to keep bad influences out is trying to figure out how to bring more of the Venice community and its resources in. One way the club is reaching out is by throwing a glitzy 50th anniversary gala

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next Friday (Sept. 28) at the Jonathan Beach Club in Santa Monica. Another is by turning itself inside out, so to speak. Slow down a little as you drive past the club and you’ll see a series of black-andwhite wheatpaste photographs featuring the faces of Boys & Girls Clubs members. Captured near the end of last school year, the kids are smiling, giggling and making silly faces. The images are part of an international art project known as “Inside Out.” The brainchild of TED Prize-winning street artist and photographer JR, the project crowdsources portrait photographs from around the world, prints them and ships them back to the creators for them to paste up wherever they’d like. BGCV board member Ned Benson

initially brought the idea to the club and, with the help of professional photographer Niall O’Brien and a friend connected to JR, facilitated dozens of Boys & Girls Clubs members having their portraits taken like movie stars. But there was not one diva among the 53 kids. “They were enigmatic, they were sweet … and they were all super excited and genuine,” said O’Brien, who’s exhibited photography around the world. “Their personalities were so great and they were such fantastic kids.” That’s the image Mahoney hopes to project by displaying “Inside Out,” which also gets a one-night run during the gala. The ‘Inside Out’ project was sort of our first foray into telling Venice, ‘Hey, we’re here,’” he says. “Art, which is one of our strengths, is a way to do that.”

Kameron (middle school), Kaylee (3rd grade), Noah (middle school), Gianna (3rd grade), Ace (2nd grade) and Maxine (4th grade)

*** Step inside the James A. Collins Youth Center and it’s bursting with creativity — future programmers are building robots out of Legos, pint-sized guitarists are making music in a state-of-the-art recording booth, and little Picassos are whipping up masterpieces in the art room, which over the last 12 years or so has produced 19 finalists for the Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s National Arts Contest. “Welcome to the chaos,” BGCV Art Director Lalo Marquez tells me. But really it’s more of a beautifully organized chaos, where after a short lesson on complementary colors, kids can cut up construction paper to their hearts’ content, work on a diorama of their own design, or finish off a canvas. There’s plenty of colorful creations to inspire them, too — metal spray cans transformed into flower bouquets, ukuleles sprouting with petals and foliage, and some paintings so skillfully rendered they’re made even more impressive by the fact that their creator only picked up a paintbrush a year ago. But the industrious bustle of the art room is also the calm in a center of the storm, because for kids like 18-year-old Ulises

it’s a sanctuary from the rapid changes happening around him. A senior at Venice High and a finalist for this year’s Boys & Girls Clubs of America National Arts Contest, the soft-spoken teen with a

“The idea is to find the right medium that fits them,” says Marquez of his methods. “I want them to stay inspired. How do I do that? Not let everyday challenges overtake their dreams.”

“We have a really wide diversity in terms of socioeconomic backgrounds of our families, which is also something kind of unique to Venice. … It mirrors the landscape of the area we serve.” — Interim CEO Patrick Mahoney knack for charcoal drawing works at a skate shop on the boardwalk part-time and has seen what the popularity of Bird scooters has done for that business’s bottom line. He also doesn’t see how the large, expensive buildings going up around the tiny apartment he shares with his mom will make the world a more equitable place. But at the club he finds time, space and inspiration to focus on his artwork. “It’s a good place to relax. I stay here till 8 p.m. sometimes, just hanging out or painting,” he says.

*** The club began as an AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) project on Venice Beach but quickly grew into an integral part of neighborhood life under the leadership of the club’s founder, the late David C. Mandell. During his tenure the club repurposed a duplex that was on its current site and established a community thrift shop to support itself — a very grassroots way of doing things, recalls JR Dzubak. “Even back then, he was leading the charge very Venetian-like,” says Dzubak,

who succeeded Mandell as executive director from 1996 to 2006 and was a member of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Venice during the late ’80s. “The logo was a palm tree … with a picture of the old duplex.” While an independent spirit drove the club’s early years — Dzubak notes the BGCV was an early adopter of adding the word “Girls” to the club’s name well before clubs across the nation were mandated to do so — Mandell was also trying to address the unique needs of Venice’s community at that time. “Venice was not what it is today. It was a much more gang-infested neighborhood,” says Dzubak. “It was shady. It was hard. There was a a high level of gang activity and dealing of drugs and alcohol in the Venice 90291 area. “The club was probably the safest place to be,” he continues. “On Lincoln Boulevard, the club had a 13-foot metal, chain link fence that was way higher than any other fence on Lincoln Boulevard, because it really was a place for kids to feel safe and secure. It was just different times.” A new era for the club began in 1994. The Northridge quake had left the duplex

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red-tagged with substantial plumbing issues, remembers Dzubak, so a capital campaign to build a new home kicked into high gear, with local entrepreneur James A. Collins leading the charge. The building’s first floor opened in 1999, and its second and third floors the following summer. “When you consider where Venice was at the time… and now we had a 25,000-[plus]-square foot building that allowed us to open up programs for counseling and art … it was a miracle,” says real estate developer Michael Wise, who oversaw fundraising for the building while on the board of directors. “It was something that the city needed, Venice needed, the community needed, and it made a huge difference. … That gave kids a choice between being in a gang … or having a place to go.” *** Even with a brand-new building, the early 2000s brought new challenges. A 2003 shooting outside the club rattled its community during Dzubak’s tenure, and the economic downturn of 2008 hit working families especially hard, observes Erikk Aldrige, who served as the club’s CEO from 2006 to 2013. “It was a tough time for a lot of people,” he remembers. “It was also a time of uncertainty in regards to where would our dollars come from to support the club — how would we deal with the need of the families that were going through these challenges? “There were times we were supposed to be closed at 6 p.m. but you would see kids staying later, our staff staying later and coming up with other kinds of programming after hours, because parents were working [multiple jobs.] They needed someplace safe and productive for their kids to be.” After the recession, a new Venice emerged — one where economic disparities stood out in sharp relief. “It increased [a sense of] the haves and the have-nots,” says Aldridge. “First, it was residential — you could see a

Iyonna (3rd grade), Demari (high school) and Traci (12th grade) have fun with the camera mansion next to a bungalow, and we had members that lived in some of those bungalows. … It’s one thing to be a kid in a neighborhood where everyone is on equal footing, versus being in a situation now where, ‘I’m [a kid] in my elementary school and there’s this person in my class who has extreme wealth, but my family is a service worker in the area and we really struggle.’”

to a diversity of educational offerings, kids who go to public school don’t. We provide a sort of equilibrium to try to give access to learning opportunities that are diversified for everyone.” *** At the same time, Mahoney notes that not all club members are relying on

“I want them to stay inspired. How do I do that? Not let everyday challenges overtake their dreams.” — Art Director Lalo Marquez While multimillion-dollar homes continue to pop up throughout Venice, the majority of families served by the Boys & Girls Clubs of Venice members’ earn $40,000 or less annually, 40% of kids come from single family households, and 70% qualify for free or reducedpriced school meals, according to an infographic released by the club. “As the community has changed we’ve seen a larger gap in the haves and have-nots and that is proven to demonstrate even more need for the services that we provide,” says Mahoney. “Excellence in programming in art and music and some of the other things we really excel in are what’s kind of being stripped out of public school budgets. So while kids who go to private school have access

scholarships these days. While the club gives away about $45,000 in scholarships each year, the split between dues-paying members ($250/year) and scholarship recipients is about 60/40. “We have a really wide diversity in terms of socioeconomic backgrounds of our families, which is also something kind of unique to Venice,” he adds. “I think parents from all different walks of life and economic situations see the value in what we provide, and so we have a really strong diversity, which I think is important because it mirrors the landscape of the area we serve.” That landscape is also changing the club’s leadership, observes James A. Collins’ daughter Cathy Hession, who has served on the club’s board for nearly

20 years. Newer board members, she says, are coming from the worlds of film, television and technology. “We’ve had such a tremendous number of young, interesting people that have moved into the Venice area and care deeply about the community,” says Hession. “We’ve had like five babies born to board members in the last year and a half.” Mahoney hopes to tap that young, creative energy in the club’s Silicon Beach backyard to sustain the next 50 years. “From the advertising agencies that might one day employ our creatives to the technology companies for whom we’re training the next generation of coders ... it would be nice to develop stronger relationships,” he says. “That’s one of our crucial elements for our success, is to get the folks that are moving into Venice to support the longest-running youth program in Venice … to ensure that all kids in Venice have access to a safe place after school.” Or, as 11-year-old Kelsey tells me as she wets a pottery wheel with a sponge: “You’re free here. You can go to the gym. You can go to the art room. … Here, you get to play.” The Boys & Girls Clubs of Venice’s 50th Anniversary Celebration is at 5 p.m. next Friday, Sept. 28, at the Jonathan Beach Club, 850 Palisades Beach Road, Santa Monica. Tickets start at $350. Call (310) 574-5054 or visit bgcvgala.

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Afrobeat Activism ‘Fela! The Concert’ revels in the kind of life-affirming energy that America needs right now By Bliss Bowen These times call for the likes of Afrobeat father Fela Anikulapo Kuti, the Nigerian activist whose legend is rooted as much in his vigorous protests against government corruption and injustice — despite being harassed, assaulted and jailed — as it is in his fiercely lifeaffirming music, which confronted the moral and spiritual implications of political policies. Until contemporary inheritors of his legacy truly seize his mantle in the era of Black Lives Matter and ICE-facilitated family separations, “Fela! The Concert” will suffice as a reminder of the inspiring difference one person can make. “Fela! The Concert” is an extension of “Fela!” the play, which made a splash on Broadway in 2009 and won three

Tony Awards. While the play sought to recreate a night at Fela’s Lagos nightclub, the community-oriented Afrika Shrine, the accurately titled “Concert” presents a 10-piece band focused on his pioneering music — a delirious fusion of James Brown-style R&B (and flashy showmanship), African high-life, and jazz that embodies the democratic freedoms he advocated in his politics. Drummer Tony Allen, a principal Afrobeat architect in Kuti’s Africa 70 band, and Kuti’s sons Femi and Seun Kuti have carried on since Fela’s 1997 death at age 58 of complications from AIDS. But thus far, no one artist has matched Fela’s charisma and vision. Onstage, everything but Fela emerges in multiples — horn players, percussionists, singers, dancers — in a frenetic whirl of intense color, sound and

motion. Touring players have typically included members of New York’s dynamic Afrobeat community along with veterans of the Broadway cast. The “Concert” concept was seeded after the play began touring, when musicians in the production would convene for post-show performances at other venues (including, about six years ago, the Troubadour in West Hollywood). Whereas songs were truncated in the play to allow for explications of Fela’s evolving political convictions as he absorbed the teachings of Malcolm X (among others), “Concert” allows room for expanded delivery of his compositions as he recorded and performed them. It’s a fitting choice for this Twilight On the Pier season, which has hewed

to an overarching “Local Meets Global” message with individually themed nights. Afrobeat and R&B are the thematic threads connecting Wednesday’s offerings. “Fela! The Concert” will headline on the main stage, where R&B artist and producer Tiffany Gouche will also play a set, while the Twilight Drum Circle will gather at the West End Stage and Nigerian-born DJ Nnamdi (known locally as host of KPFK’s “Radio Afrodicia”) will spin tunes from the African diaspora on the Pacific Park Stage. Twilight On the Pier presents “Fela! The Concert” along with Tiffany Gouche, Twilight Drum Circle, and DJ Nnamdi from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3, at Santa Monica Pier. Admission is free. Visit for venue information.

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Gambas au pastis: King prawns seasoned with anise-flavored aperitif, shallots, tarragon and cream

By Angela Matano Massilia

1445 4th St., Santa Monica (310) 319-1905 Is it just me, or is there a dearth of French food hereabouts on the Westside? Massilia, a new restaurant that took over the space formerly held by Border Grill in Santa Monica, aims to rectify this injustice. But you won’t find stuffy, hardto-pronounce French cuisine at Massilia. Owner Emmanuel Dossetti, who also owns Zinque in Venice, WeHo and soon DTLA, serves up food with an eye toward coziness: comfort food, Euro-style. In fact, the name Massilia is Greek for Marseilles, the region in France that Dossetti hails from. Situated on the coast, halfway between Spain and Northern Italy, the large port city exists as a sort of crossroads for this part of the world, with people and food converging from all over. “Marseilles is a melting pot made up of people from the south of France, Spain, Italy and North Africa. It has all of the Mediterranean influence,” says Dossetti. “Kind of like here in America.” Keeping the multitude of inspirations in mind, the menu at Massilia makes a lot of sense. PAGE 14 THE ARGONAUT September 20, 2018

Traditional pasta dishes sit alongside Moroccan tagines and Spanish jamon. This unique mix of flavors will be both familiar and unfamiliar to Angelenos used to Chinese food at their donut shops, hamburgers at their Mexican restaurants, and spaghetti at their “American” diners. “It’s passé to put a restaurant in a box,” Dossetti elaborates. “Now everything is global — not ‘Frenchy,’ but a lot of flavors. Why restrict yourself to one cuisine?” Of course, growing up in Provence, Dossetti maintains an allegiance to the dressed-down food of that region. As he puts it, “A lot of dishes here are based on socca, a tradition in the South of France, which is a chickpea dough.” Socca is great news for those on a gluten-free diet. At Massilia, socca is served as a “chip,” with a side of olive tapenade at dinner, and also as a base for pizza, or flatbread, during lunch. Another unusual dish, for some Americans perhaps, is Dossetti’s mother’s recipe of rabbit a la moutarde. The rabbit is served with mustard and garlic sauce, over pappardelle — “very Provençal,” says Dossetti. For those feeling less adventurous, plenty of options fill the menu. Fans of pasta will rejoice in a delicious version of bucatini Amatriciana, which is house-

made noodles with tomato sauce and pancetta, or rigatoni Bolognese served with tomato-based sauce and just a hint of rosemary. In a nod to California cuisine’s emphasis on seasonal produce, mixing flavors and a health-conscious lifestyle, Massilia’s grain bowl includes brown basmati and forbidden rice, tomato, avocado, super greens, parmesan, gruyere and harissa mayo. By my count, Italy, France, Morocco and California all meld perfectly, with Asia joining in as well, and maybe even a bit of Mexico. The luxe ambience of Massilia, with its mix of velvet and chandeliers, is mos def fancy enough for a romantic date night out. The restaurant really does give you the feeling of being away somewhere on vacation. Lucky for those of us who live nearby, lunch and weekend brunch will also be served, and during the week you can stop by for a coffee and pastry. It truly is a great place to meet a friend and hang out, the decadence of the interiors somehow avoiding pretension. In the end, Massilia strives for a new tradition of cuisine — one that could only exist in the wonderland that is the West. “In France, you absolutely could not mix all of these flavors. It’s so traditional, so classic,” explains Dossetti. “I love the freedom here in California. It feels like you can do anything.”

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legal advertising FICTITIOUS bUSINESS NAmE STATEmENT FILE NO. 2018 199638 Type of Filing: Original. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: SHUL ON THE BEACH. 726 Rose Ave. Venice, CA 90291. COUNTY: Los Angeles. REGISTERED OWNER(S) Pacific Jewish Center, 726 Rose Ave. Venice, CA 90291. State of Incorporation or LLC: California. THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY a Corporation. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 08/2018. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. /s/ Alan Danziger. TITLE: President, Corp or LLC Name: Pacific Jewish Center. This statement was filed with the LA County Clerk on: August 7, 2018. NOTICE — in accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the county clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to Section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. a new Fictitious Business Name statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions code). Publish: The Argonaut Newspaper. Dates: 8/30/18, 9/6/18, 9/13/18, 9/20/18 FICTITIOUS bUSINESS NAmE STATEmENT FILE NO. 2018184722 Type of Filing: Original The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: SARAH DAYE; 4712 Admiralty Way 1104 Marina Del Rey, CA 90292. COUNTY: Los Angeles. REGISTERED OWNER(S) Sarah J Szewczyk, 4712 Admiralty Way 1104 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: 07/2018. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. /s/: Sarah J Szewczyk. TITLE: Owner. This statement was filed with the LA County Clerk on: July 26, 2018. NOTICE — in accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the county clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to Section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered

owner. a new Fictitious Business Name statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411 et seq., business and professions code). Publish: The Argonaut Newspaper. Dates: 8/23/18, 8/30/18, 9/6/18, 9/13/18 FICTITIOUS bUSINESS NAmE STATEmENT FILE NO. 2018214106 Type of Filing: Original The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: THINC; 8831 Kittyhawk Ave. Westchester, CA 90045. COUNTY: Los Angeles. REGISTERED OWNER(S) Hawley Chase Almstedt Shoepe and Todd Charles Shoepe, 8831 Kittyhawk Ave. Westchester, 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: 08/2018. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. /s/: Hawley Chase Almstedt Shoepe. TITLE: Wife. This statement was filed with the LA County Clerk on: August 23, 2018. NOTICE — in accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the county clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to Section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. a new Fictitious Business Name statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411 et seq., business and professions code). Publish: The Argonaut Newspaper. Dates: 8/30/18, 9/6/18, 9/13/18, 9/20/18 FICTITIOUS bUSINESS NAmE STATEmENT FILE NO. 2018218203 Type of Filing: Refile The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: SEA GATE REALTY; 7453 81st St., Los Angeles, CA 90045. COUNTY: Los Angeles. REGISTERED OWNER(S) Jeffrey Scott Rifkin, 7453 81st St., 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: 01/2018. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. /s/: Jeffrey Scott Rifkin. TITLE: Owner. This statement was filed with the LA County Clerk on: August 28, 2018. NOTICE — in accordance with subdivision (a) of

Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the county clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to Section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. a new Fictitious Business Name statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411 et seq., business and professions code). Publish: Argonaut Newspaper. Dates: 9/13/18, 9/20/18, 9/27/18, 10/4/18 FICTITIOUS bUSINESS NAmE STATEmENT FILE NO. 2018219371 Type of Filing: Original The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: CAROLINE COUTURE; 12053 Clover Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90066. COUNTY: Los Angeles. REGISTERED OWNER(S) Caroline Vance, 12053 Clover Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90066. THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY an Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the Fictitious Business Name or names listed above on: 08/2018. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. /s/: Caroline Vance. TITLE: Owner. This statement was filed with the LA County Clerk on: August 29, 2018. NOTICE — in accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the county clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to Section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. a new Fictitious Business Name statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411 et seq., business and professions code). Publish: Argonaut Newspaper. Dates: 9/6/18, 9/13/18, 9/20/18, 9/27/18 FICTITIOUS bUSINESS NAmE STATEmENT FILE NO. 2018226253 Type of Filing: Original The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: JSK GLOBAL CHB; 3101 Ocean Park Blvd., Suite 308 Santa Monica, CA 90405. COUNTY: Los Angeles. REGISTERED OWNER(S) Jennifer Kirn, 2315 28th Street Apt. 102 Santa Monica, CA 90405. THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY an Individual. The registrant commenced

Classified advertising to transact business under the Fictitious Business Name or names listed above on: 09/2018. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. /s/: Jennifer Kirn. TITLE: Owner. This statement was filed with the LA County Clerk on: September 6, 2018. NOTICE — in accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the county clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to Section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. a new Fictitious Business Name statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411 et seq., business and professions code). Publish: Argonaut Newspaper. Dates: 9/13/18, 9/20/18, 9/27/18, 10/4/18

Public noTices ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAmE Case No. YS030414 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES. Petition of TISHA MARIE REICHLE, for Change of Name. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1.) Petitioner: Tisha Marie Reichle filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: a.) Tisha Marie Reichle to Tisha Marie Reichle-Aguilera 2.) THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING: Date: 11/2/2018. Time: 8:30 AM. Dept.: B. The address of the court is 825 Maple Avenue Torrance, CA 90503. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: Los Angeles. Original filed: September 7, 2018. Eric C. Taylor, Judge of the Superior Court. PUBLISH: The Argonaut 9/13/18, 9/20/18, 9/27/18, 10/4/18

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Codger & Me I’m a 22-year-old guy, but I look 14. Boomer co-workers often use me as an example of a bad millennial, attacking me for using my smpartphone too much (conveniently forgetting that our work requires phone use for comms). Older co-workers often launch into unsolicited 40-minute lectures on the “college path” I should take. (Already graduated, thanks!) How can I gracefully deal with this demeaning treatment? — Irritated It’s no surprise some of your older co-workers smear you as a “bad millennial.” You’re younger and cheaper to keep around, and the hair on your head isn’t there thanks to a Groupon for Dr. Hair Plugs. So, yes, some of them probably do want to stick it to you. But for a little perspective on their annoying collegesplainings — these unsolicited lectures on the value of the higher education you’ve already gotten — consider my critical take on what’s come to be called “mansplaining.” Merriam-Webster defines this as a man’s

explaining “something to a woman in a condescending way that assumes she has no knowledge about the topic.” As I see it, there’s a problem with this interpretation, and it’s the rather victim-thinky assumption that a man’s tone and line of blather are driven by his having little respect for a woman simply because she’s a woman. Sure, that could be the case. However, I’m with my evolutionary psychologist friend Diana Fleischman (@sentientist), who tweeted: “There’s already a word for mansplaining. It’s called being patronizing. And I’m as good at it as any man.” And let’s get real: Say some dude in a bar starts instructifying me (somewhat in error!) on evolutionary psychology research — work by a researcher I know and whose papers I have been reading for going on 20 years. Chances are, Mr. Bar Dude does not have psychic powers and isn’t thinking, “Ha, you big redheaded moron ... I read one news story, and I already know way more than you!” He’s probably just trying to sound knowledgeable and interesting to a chick in a bar. Well, the same probably goes

for your colleagues launching into these higher-ed-splainings. This doesn’t mean you have to go all ear slave for them. Put your hand up — the international sign for “would you kindly shut your big trap for a second?” — and say, “Thanks ... appreciate your wanting to help.” Next, add some polite form of “Been there! Graduated that!” You might also give some consideration to your look. I’m not saying you should wear a monocle and carry a cane, but maybe grow a little facial hair and dress and accessorize like an adult. (Yes, this means avoiding T-shirts and Spider-Man backpacks and anything else that makes you look like a 14-year-old with a beard.) Finally, there’s a little secret to getting treated as somebody’s equal, and it’s acting the part. If some graying co-worker makes age-related cracks about your tech usage, don’t go all woundypants. Laugh and tease ‘em right back — telling them they should cut the hints and just ask you directly when they want your tech-savvy millennial help with texting nudies from their side-entry bathtub.

Can’t Bi Me Love I’m a bisexual 29-year-old woman. I just started dating an awesome guy and ultimately see myself in a long-term hetero relationship. However, though I’ve only dated a girl once, I am extremely aroused by women, and now I’m struggling to get turned on with my new partner. — Blahs There’s an elephant in the room, but unfortunately it isn’t the kind you can climb on and ride off to the nearest girlbar. Sexual orientation, as explained by Kinsey Institute research fellow Justin Lehmill-

er in “Tell Me What You Want,” is “the degree to which we are biologically predisposed to desiring men, women, both, or neither.” There’s another factor in play —“sexual flexibility” — which Lehmiller describes as “a willingness to deviate not only from our sexual orientation but also from what our culture and society have told us we should want when it comes to sex.” You may see yourself in that classic hetero relationship out of a ’50s magazine ad — mommy, daddy, picket fence-ie, and the rest. Unfortunately, wanting to be turned on by somebody isn’t

enough to make it happen. Remove the labels from the equation (lesbian, bi, hetero) and figure out the physical characteristics that need to be present for you to be attracted to another person. Maybe it’s just this dude who doesn’t work for you. Or maybe no dude would do it for you. Be honest with yourself about that — even if it would muck up your current relationship plan. For a relationship to be viable, the thing you say to your boyfriend in bed should not be: “Hey, honey … know what would really turn me on? If you left the room and sent Felicia in here in your place.”

Got a problem? Write to Amy Alkon at 171 Pier Ave, Ste. 280, Santa Monica, CA 90405, or email her at ©2018, Amy Alkon, all rights reserved. Alkon’s latest book is “Unf*ckology: A Field Guide to Living with Guts and Confidence.” Follow @amyalkon on Twitter and visit

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Wine & Design, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Autumn brings with it a palette of orange, yellow and burgundy. Welcome the season by putting together a beautiful fall bouquet. Flowers, vessels and materials provided. BYOB. Petalfox Studio, 215 Arena St. El Segundo. $55. petalfox. com Westchester-Playa Democratic Club, 7 to 9 p.m. UCLA Professor Emeritus of Urban Planning Martin Wachs discusses the pros and cons of one of the most contested California ballot measures Proposition 6, which would reverse last year’s fuel tax and vehicle fee increases. Also, meet the candidates for LA County Superior Court. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Holy Nativity Episcopal Church, 6700 W. 83rd St., Westchester. $5 suggested donation. Art & Music: Human Nature, 7 to 10 p.m. Stop by for a dose of inspiration with a night of music, drinks and art. Artists Dean Zulich, Matthew Bell and Jessica Chappe exhibit their work, while DJ Pennywild spins and the Steven Gordon Trio perform. A percentage of the proceeds benefit non-profit organization FreeArts. The Rose Room, 6 Rose Ave., Venice. $10 to $50. Search “Art Music Human Nature” on KCRW’s Left, Right & Center, 8 to 10 p.m. KCRW’s acclaimed radio show and podcast is for people on both sides of the political aisle. Host Josh Barro brings together experts and top thinkers for a civilized look at the day’s news, politics and pop culture. The Broad Stage, 1310 11th St., Santa Monica. $80. Turtle Races at Brennan’s, 9 p.m. Each third Thursday of the month, local Irish pub Brennan’s resumes its 45-year tradition of turtle racing. Brennan’s, 4089 Lincoln Blvd., Marina del Rey. No cover. (424) 443-5119;

Friday, Sept. 21

WISE & Healthy Aging Volunteer Information Session, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Learn how to make a difference in the quality of life for the elderly and

Opera at the Beach: “Don Carlo,” 6 p.m. The famous opera starring Plácido Domingo and conducted by James Conlon broadcasts live to a big screen at the Santa Monica Pier. Seating begins at 4 p.m. Bring blankets, cushions or low lawn chairs. Wear warm clothing. Santa Monica Pier, 200 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica. Free general admission; $32 to $42 for wine terrace. RSVP for free gift.

their families through volunteer experiences as a tutor, instructor or special events assistant. Ken Edwards Center, 1527 4th St., Santa Monica. Free. (310) 394-9871 ext. 552; Understanding Alternative Investments, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. This educational workshop covers how to increase and maintain retirement income, how to mitigate risk and reduce taxes and how to avoid the pitfalls associated with annuities. Lunch provided. LAX Coastal Chamber Office, 9100 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Ste 210, Westchester. Free. (424) 290-8745; Venice Afterburn, 2 to 10 p.m. Friday, noon to 10 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday. This three-day Burning Man regional event celebrates art and community with large-scale installations, interactive art, music, performances and healing arts at Windward Plaza, Venice. facebook. com/VeniceAfterburn Robben Ford Quartet Concert, 7 and 9:30 p.m. Blues and jazz guitarist and former member of the Yellowjackets Robben Ford performs with Toss Panos (drums), Jimmy Haslip (bass) and Jeff McErlain (guitar) at Théatre Raymond Kabbaz, 10361 W. Pico Blvd., West L.A. $30 to $50. (310) 286-0553; Peter Asher & Albert Lee, 8 p.m. Legendary music producer Peter Asher and respected British guitarist Albert Lee (who’s worked with The Everly Brothers and Eric Clapton) team up for a night of rockin’ music. McCabe’s Guitar Shop, 3101 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica. $32.50. (310) 828-4497; “Imagine” Restored, 9 to 11 p.m. This hypnotizing blend of dream and reality is a surreal cinematic collage of color and sound. “Imagine” is a semi-fictional day in the life of John Lennon and Yoko Ono, depicting their artistic processes as they compose their albums. Aero Theatre, 1328 Montana Ave., Santa Monica. $8 to $12. DJ Jedi & Anthony Valadez Dance Party, 9 p.m. Deejays are on the decks

KCRW favorite Brazilian Girls brings “Eclectic Indie” vibes to Twilight on the Pier. SEE WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 26. spinning new and old soul, funk, blues, rock, hip-hop, beats, breaks and anything else that gets the dance floor going. Townhouse & Del Monte Speakeasy, 52 Windward Ave., Venice. No cover. (310) 392-4040;

perfect selfie. The kids remind her that the best moments can happen with the phone turned off. Children’s Book World, 10580½ Pico Blvd., West L.A. Free; Ages 4 to 8. (310) 559-2665;

Public Memory Writing Session, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lisa Diane Wedgeworth Saturday, Sept. 22 leads a writing workshop to identify Ballona Wetlands Restoration narratives driven by the cultural and Project, 9 a.m. to noon. Help to social communities that inform your remove invasive iceplant and other life and influence your art. Find your non-native vegetation that can impede story rooted in culture, race, religion the growth of drought-tolerant plants, and gender. Camera Obscura Art Lab, such as pickleweed and salt grass. Wear 1450 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica. Free. sunscreen and closed-toe shoes. Park (310) 458-2239; behind Gordon’s Market, 303 Culver Blvd., Playa del Rey. Registration The Swing Set Band, 1 to 3:30 p.m. required. Listen to live music, nibble on light refreshments and dance the afternoon Unique LA, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday away. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. and Sunday. This modern pop-up Culver City Senior Citizens Center, marketplace gives a platform to 4095 Overland Ave., Culver City. $5. independent designers, artists and (310) 253-6700 emerging brands, offering one-of-akind goods for the community to Bollywood Dance, 2 to 3 p.m. Aparna peruse. Enjoy complimentary drinks Sindhoor introduces a popular dance and live music. Platform, 8850 inspired by Indian cinema that is fun Washington Blvd., Culver City. Free to learn and a great workout. Wear admission. RSVP at “Unique LA” one comfortable shoes and clothes to for a free tote bag. move in. Camera Obscura Art Lab, 1450 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica. $5. “Me, Myselfie & I” Storytime with (310) 458-2239; Jamie Lee Curtis, 10:30 a.m. Author and actress Jamie Lee Curtis reads Music by the Sea, 2 to 5 p.m. A scenic from her new book “Me, Myselfie & I: harbor view is the backdrop for a A Cautionary Tale!” The kids think country and rock-a-billy concert by JB mom is old-fashioned and to make her & The BC Riders. Fisherman’s Village, modern they buy her a smartphone. But 13755 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey. (310) mom takes it too far in her quest for the 301-9900;

Timbré Concert: “She Dreams The Stars,” 6 to 9 p.m. Using live and electronic music, lyrical percussion ensemble Timbré performs a concert, featuring music and poetry by women. Westchester United Methodist Church, 8065 Emerson Ave., Westchester. $5. Symphony Orchestra Garden Party, 7 to 9 p.m. The Marina del Rey and Culver City Symphony Orchestras kick off the 2018-19 season with a garden party. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres and listen to orchestra harpist Paul Baker perform at the Wende Museum, 10808 Culver Blvd., Culver City. $25. Venice Resistance Benefit, 7 to 10 p.m. Nonprofit organization Venice Resistance fights for social justice and offers a safe place for any member of the community. Their annual fundraiser features celebrity guests, DJ Vinyl Crisis, food from Chulita, drinks and a curated silent auction. The Lantern House,745 Milwood Ave., Venice. $50 to $100. Veniceresistancebenefit2018. Mysteries & Marvels: 4th Annual Cornerstone Soiree, 7 to 11 p.m. This magical evening features dancing, appetizers, raffles, cocktails and plenty to inspire and awe. Cocktail attire suggested. All proceeds benefit the Cornerstone Retreat Ministry. St. Monica Catholic Community, 725 California Ave., Santa Monica. $25; 21+. Skeeters Pool Party, 8 to 11 p.m. Groove to classic rock and vintage surf songs with Skeeters Pool Party. Knightingale play an opening set from 8 to 8:30 p.m. All drummers are (Continued on page 28)

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We Are The West Underground Concert Series, 8 p.m. to midnight. Radio Skies joins inventive folk-pop five-piece We Are The West in the next installment of their Underground Series (parking garage concerts that happen

Katalyst Jazz + DOT DOT DOT, 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. Cutting edge jazz group Katalyst Collective teams up with DOT DOT DOT and DJ Canyon Cody for an evening mixing Latin, African, hip hop, jazz, funk and more. DJ Shiva spins in the Townhouse starting at 10 p.m. Townhouse & Del Monte Speakeasy, 52 Windward Ave., Venice. No cover. Rich Sheldon, 9 p.m. Americana roots rock artist Rich Sheldon brings his

Grateful Dead, Bob Dylan and Beatles-inspired music to the Prince O’Whales, 335 Culver Blvd., Playa del Rey. (310) 823-9826;

Sunday, Sept. 23

Malibu Lagoon Field Trips, 8:30 a.m. Beginner and experienced birdwatchers join the Santa Monica Bay Audubon Society the fourth Sunday of each month for a two- to three-hour walk exploring the lagoon and coastal region in search of 40 to 75 bird species. A shorter walk for families follows at 10 a.m. Park near

Life Through a Lens Photo by Josh ‘Bagel’ Klassman

The Venice Institute of Contemporary Art’s new street photography show is really about community Three kids sharing a joint, a skateboarder’s graceful shadow, mounted police on Venice Beach, a quiet moment among Occupy Movement demonstrators — it’s not just what’s happening in the frame, but also the perspective the photographer brought to it, and what that says about them. The chance to see the world through someone else’s eyes is the driving force behind “Out in the Streets,” an exhibit of street photography for which the Venice Institute of Contemporary Art has assembled more than 100 photos by three dozen artists, many of them local. “Street photography, for me and a lot of other photographers, is a way for us to find our own place in the world,” says institute founder and exhibit curator Yuri Koll. “What you point your camera at and how you decide to frame it — or what you leave out — that helps define you. What’s so interesting about the show is each artist shares their own perspective of what it means to be in a community.”

Brotherhood among skaters, 1983 For Koll, it was realizing he had a unique perspective that got him out of foster homes and into classes at Cal Arts. His exhibit contribution, an old man on the streets of San Francisco, was part of his application packet. Josh “Bagel” Klassman’s image of young skaters smoking cannabis behind a traffic divider, concealed from the bright expanse of sandy beach behind them, speaks to the tight bonds formed among Venice’s DIY skate culture of the 1970s and ’80s. The street protest images of Ted Soqui, a veteran Los Angeles news photographer, are

more like portraiture, capturing fleeting moments of more personal experiences inside news events that often receive blanket, big-picture coverage. Blink and you might miss them. — Joe Piasecki “Out in the Streets” opens with a reception from 7:30 to 10 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 21, and continues through Oct. 21 at Muzeumm, 4817 W. Adams Blvd., in the West Adams Arts District. Visit for more information about the exhibit and related events.


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Music by the Sea, 2 to 5 p.m. A scenic harbor view is the backdrop for a jazz-funk concert by 2 Azz 1. Fisherman’s Village, 13755 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey. (310) 301-9900; The Building: Sukkot on the AK Farm, 3 to 5 p.m. Sukkot is one of three pilgrimage festivals. Enjoy a temporary shelter filled with the plentitude of life. Bring your dog, hug a pig and stroke a bunny. Open Temple, 1422 Electric Ave., Venice. Free; register on Search “The Building: Sukkot on the AK Farm.” The Jazz Bakery: Fred Hersch Trio, 8 to 9:30 p.m. Jazz pianist Fred Hersch performs with his trio featuring bassist John Hébert and drummer Eric McPherson. Moss Theater, 3131 Olympic Blvd., Santa Monica. $30 to $40. Radio Venice 3 Year Anniversary Show, 8:00 p.m. to 1 a.m. Radio Venice celebrates its third birthday with music by Los Pochos, Drew Dolan Music, The Blood Moon Howlers, Golden Buddha and the Venice Philharmonic Orchestra. Petey Pete fills in the gaps with some awesome tracks. Townhouse & Del Monte Speakeasy, 52 Windward Ave., Venice. $7 to $10.

Monday, Sept. 24

Laughtears Salon, 6 to 9 p.m. Politics, art, culture, discussion. Café Pier, 212 Pier Ave., Santa Monica. Free. (310) 306-7330; Culver City Council Meeting, 7 p.m. The City Council meets on the second and fourth Mondays of the month. City Hall of Culver City, 9770 Culver Blvd., Culver City. Free.

Tuesday, Sept. 25

LAX Coastal Chamber Binge Networking, 8 to 9 a.m. Ditch the pitch and meet some great professionals in a casual, non-sales environment. LAX Coastal Chamber, 9100 S. Sepulveda

“1968: A Personal Perspective— From Going ‘Clean for Gene’ to Resistance,” 6:30 p.m. Alan Seltzer reflects on the tumultuous year of 1968 as a leader of the student protest movement. He discusses working on Eugene McCarthy’s presidential campaign, participating in anti-war and civil rights protests and witnessing key parts of this country’s history. Santa Monica Public Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica. Free. (310) 458-8600; Red Hen Press Reading, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Writers Brittany Ackerman, Ryka Aoki, Bradley Bazzle, Cai Emmons and Tammy Lynne Stoner read from their works at the Annenberg Community Beach House, 415 Pacific Coast Hwy., Santa Monica. Free. (310) 458-4904; Downbeat 720, 7:20 p.m. Whether you’re a high school singer, poet, emcee, dancer, actor or musician, bring your skill and try out new material in front an audience of your peers. This positive performance lab for high school performing arts students provides a safe space for self-expression. The Miles Memorial Playhouse, 1130 Lincoln Blvd., Santa Monica. Free.

Wednesday, Sept. 26

Los Angeles County Beach Commission, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. This 20-member body appointed by the L.A. County Board of Supervisors reviews Beaches and Harbors’ policies, contracts and capital projects and meets the fourth Wednesday of each month at the Burton Chace Park Community Room, 13650 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey. Maria Wong (310) 821-5245; Tips & Tricks for Productivity, 11:30 to 1 p.m. LAX Coastal staffer Kirby Israelson leads a round table discussion on increasing productivity with tips, tricks, programs and software to help make professional life easier. Enjoy lunch and networking before the discussion at noon. LAX Coastal (Continued on page 30)

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Music to Lift the Soul Madeleine Peyroux returns to The Broad Stage with her Cohen-inspired ‘Anthem’ Larry Klein, lyricist David Baerwald, keyboardist Patrick Warren and percussionist Brian Macleod during the 2016 election season. The slide-greased, budgetary blues of “Down On Me,” one of the funkier tunes Peyroux has recorded, suggests she was aiming to bring listeners together on the dance floor. “On a Sunday Afternoon” likewise goes down easy, thanks to a Bonnie Raitt-meets-Toots Thielemans groove and sly references to the medicinal benefits of “Cap’n Crunch and reefer and old cartoons” when “the daily news keeps getting stranger.” Baerwald’s influence is discernible in the lyrical specifics of “The Brand New Deal” (“The streets are jail for the weak and the frail/ A predator’s paradise”), and political concerns likewise step forward with the refugee-inspired “Lullaby.”

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When noted folk-jazz stylist and songwriter Madeleine Peyroux last performed at The Broad Stage, three months before the 2016 presidential election, she spoke of the responsibility she felt to create music that soothes audiences amidst the day-to-day shock and news fatigue of modern life. At that point she was promoting “Secular Hymns,” an acoustic-textured covers collection that inspired her to work on an original project “with even more intentional focus on this idea of bringing people together in music” while considering “what’s happening in the world.” The result was the just-released “Anthem,” titled after Peyroux’s insightfully phrased interpretation of Leonard Cohen’s classic; aside from an elegant setting of Paul Eluard’s WWII poem “Liberté,” she co-wrote the other 10 songs with producer

But a jazzy playfulness prevails. No disrespect to Cohen, but the core “anthem” is “We Might as Well Dance,” whose balmy rhythm and lyrical promise — “I know there’s a list of disasters/ But time is gonna soothe the soul” — translate Peyroux’s uplifting goal into a hip-swaying invitation. — Bliss Bowen Madeleine Peyroux returns to The Broad Stage (1310 11th St., Santa Monica) at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21. Tickets are $85 to $125 at (310) 434-3200 or American-born chanteuse Madeleine Peryroux is back on tour with new arrangements intended to uplift and inspire

Every Step Counts Randi Firestone carries on her mother’s legacy with the Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Tongva Park By Gary Walker Randi Firestone knew something was wrong with her mother when she opened the refrigerator and saw it was virtually empty. Then she discovered a stack of unpaid bills on the table — completely out of character for her detail-oriented mom. “My mother would be livid if she realized that she was behind on her bills. And she always had food in the house,” recalled Firestone, a former retail sales executive who lives in Playa Vista. These were the initials signs that her mother, Shirley Firestone, had begun a slow and arduous descent into

dementia that would change both of their lives forever. A noted food writer with the California Restaurant Association and later with Entertainment Today, Shirley Firestone was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 2011 and died in 2015. Randi Firestone has made it her life’s mission to help find a cure. Since 2012, she’s raised more than $100,000 for Alzheimer’s research through various fundraisers, including the annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s events throughout Southern California. On Sunday, she’ll participate in the Santa Monica walk at Tongva Park.

“When I moved in with my mother to take care of her, I had to get to know her all over again. What people don’t understand about Alzheimer’s is that it changes the person completely. I remember being in my childhood home after a particularly difficult day with my mother and thinking, ‘I’m living with a stranger,’” Firestone recalled. “Once she even threatened me with a knife and I had to lock myself in my bedroom,” she continued. “You have to separate that from who the person was, and this was not my mother. … With Alzheimer’s, it erases who you were like an Etch-A-Sketch.”

The Beverly Hills-based Alzheimer’s Association’s California Southland Chapter hopes to raise $200,000 this weekend and a combined $2.1 million for advocacy and research from the year’s events, said Breena Gold, the chapter’s executive director. Firestone said the Southland chapter became a lifeline as caring for her mother became more difficult. “We get 300,000 calls a year to our hotline. We hear all the time about how difficult Alzheimer’s can be, not only on the loved one but on the caregiver, too,” (Continued on page 31)

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Will the new girl and queen bee learn to get along in “School Girls”? Gang Wars:“Blood Rock: The Musical” @ Odyssey Theatre Billed as “‘West Side Story’ but with vampires,” plus hints of “Grease” and “The Rocky Horror Picture Show,” this new musical tells the story of two rival vampire gangs duking it out in Philadelphia for hundreds of years. Now playing at 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and 2 or 5 p.m. Sundays through Sept. 30 at Odyssey Theatre, 2055 S. Sepulveda Blvd., West L.A. $32 to $39.50. (310) 477-2055, ext. 5;

The Gig Economy:“Old Clown Wanted” @ The Odyssey Theatre Romanian-French playwright Matei Visniec charts man’s fear of being forgotten by society in this surrealistic dramedy inspired by Federico Fellini’s classic film “The Clowns.” Three over-the-hill clowns — the funny kind, not the scary kind — all vie for a single job. Now playing at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays and some Wednesdays and Thursdays through Nov. 4 at Odyssey Theatre, 2055 S. Sepulveda Blvd., West L.A. $17 to $37. (310) 477-2055, ext. 2; *{Editor’s Pick} Queen Bees:“School Girls; Or, the African Mean Girls Play” @ Kirk Douglas Theatre In this hysterical and poignant offBroadway transplant of “Mean Girls,”

Ingénue:“Baby Doll” @ Pacific Resident Theatre Based on Tennessee Williams’ controversial screenplay, this sexy dark comedy focuses on the love triangle between two rival cotton gin owners and the virgin bride teasing them both. Run extended. Shows continue at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays through Sept. 30 at Pacific Resident Theatre, 707 Venice Blvd., Venice. $20. (310) 822-8392; The Dating Game:“We Should Hang Out Sometime” @ Santa Monica Playhouse Wondering why he can’t find love, one-legged comedian Josh Sundquist tracks down every girl he has tried to date since middle school and shares the pseudo-scientific results in this hysterical one-man show. Now playing at 8 p.m. Fridays through Oct. 12 at Santa Monica Playhouse, 1211 4th St., Santa Monica. $5 to $20. (310) 394-9779; Self-Actualization:“Sacred Resistance” @ The Braid Master storyteller Vicki Juditz (The Moth, KCRW’s UnFictional) confronts her German past, the ordinariness of evil and 5,000 years of Jewish history in her heartfelt quest to be a better person. Run extended. Shows continue at 8 p.m. Thursdays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 7 at The Braid, 2912 Colorado Ave. Ste. #102, Santa Monica. $30 to $35. (310) 315-1400;

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Venice Neighborhood Council Joint Board & Discussion, 6 to 8 p.m. The committee meets to promote and expand opportunities for children in the community. Ecole Claire Fontaine, 352 Westminster Ave., Venice. Del Rey Neighborhood Council Community Services/Health and Wellness Committee, 6:15 p.m. The committee meets at the MOA Wellness Center, 4533 Centinela Ave., Del Rey.

social media by making your pages stand out, engaging with people online and posting the best content for your target audience. Lunch provided. Hotel Erwin, 1697 Pacific Ave., Venice. Members $25; non-members $35. (310) 822-5425; Adult Journaling Program, 1 to 2:30 p.m. Practice journaling skills to unleash creativity and get your words down on paper. Participants discuss and select fun writing topics. Bring paper and pen. Lloyd Taber-Marina del Rey Library, 4533 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey. (310) 821-3415;

Founders Live LA, 5 to 8 p.m. During this happy hour competition, five companies have 99 seconds to pitch Twilight Concert Series: Eclectic their company and describe their value Indie, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Exploring different cultures and the rich diversity proposition to the audience. The crowd within them, the Twilight concert series votes on the winner. Enjoy a night of features the sounds of international pop food and drink and get to know local with Brazilian Girls and the experimen- entrepreneurs. The Riveter LA, 4505 Glencoe Ave., Marina del Rey. $15; tal pop and R&B of Sudan Archives. search “Founders Live LA” on On the West End stage hear Capyac and on the Pacific Park stage listen to Yoya. Santa Monica Pier. Free. “Brown is the New Green: George Lopez and the American Dream,” 5:30 p.m. Comedian and actor George Venice Short Film Night, 7 to 9 p.m. Lopez is an icon and advocate for Watch five short films followed by a Hispanic Americans to move into the Q&A with the creators. Bring mainstream. The PBS documentary refreshments, pillows and blankets to reveals Lopez’s struggles to represent get comfortable. Fabric Studios, 201 San Juan Ave., Venice. Free. facebook. Latinos authentically on screen. Lloyd Taber-Marina del Rey Library, 4533 com/FabricStudiosLAX Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey. Free. (310) 821-3415;

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Venice Chamber Lunch: “Social Media Best Practices,” 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Main Street Hub Outreach manager Emma Vaughn teaches you how to attract new customers through

Museums and Galleries “Venice Beach: Last Days of a Bohemian Paradise” Artist Talk, 7 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20.

Photographer Dotan Saguy talks about his photo documentary project portraying the endangered culture of Venice Beach. Venice Arts, 13325 Beach Ave., Del Rey. Free. “Grounded,” through Saturday, Sept. 22. Photographers John Divola and Zoe Crosher approach LAX from different directions. The two projects were completed 30 years apart and comment not only on the history of LAX but on photography itself. ESMoA, 208 Main St., El Segundo. (424) 277-1020; “Music in Art,” through Saturday, Sept. 22. Photographers and painters with the Blue 7 Collective display a variety of work depicting music, musicians and instruments. Blue 7 Gallery, 3129 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica. (310) 449-1444; “Paris Scenes,” through mid-November. Photographer Bob Friday captures the City of Light as reflected through its art and artists, its history and culture and the architecture and environment. The exhibit reveals a city in transition between the Paris of the past and the geopolitical movements of the present. The Edgemar Center for the Arts, 2437 Main St., Santa Monica. (310) 392-0815;

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A Bittersweet Goodbye

Blueswoman Cristina Vane bids farewell to Venice with a final local show Since moving to Venice three years ago, singer-songwriter and slide guitarist Cristina Vane has made a name for herself locally by busking on the boardwalk with her resonator guitar, playing venues such as Surfside, and sharing online video clips of her musical life tagged #bluetip (a nod to her blue-tipped hair). What first struck me about Vane’s bluesy music was the way she’s able to capture both the light and dark sides of Southern California life (discussed in our March 29 cover story on Vane). Her song “Orange Grove Blues” casts a dark shadow over the state’s iconic orange trees with a haunting guitar twang. “The Driving Song” is a lonely and brooding meditation on love set on the 10 Freeway at night. And “Sending All My Love” turns a guitar-driven “long ride down the 405”

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Taking a Stand: Cuerva Urban Folklórico @ Highways Performance Space This is not your grandma’s folklórico. “So You Think You Can Dance” alum Rayven Armijo and Colombian choreographer Paola Escobar push the boundaries of the genre with “Borderline Movements – Dual Perspective,” a piece that explores the lives of 43 Mexican college students kidnapped and presumably killed under suspicious circumstances. Limited engagement: 8:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday (Sept. 21 and 22) at Highways Performance Space, 1651 18th St., Santa Monica. $20. (310) 453-1755;

Paulina is the most popular girl at her exclusive Ghanaian boarding school, but the arrival of a bookish yet beautiful new student threatens her chance at the Miss Universe pageant. Now playing at 8 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturdays and 1 and 6:30 p.m. Sundays through Sept. 30 at Kirk Douglas Theatre, 9820 Washington Blvd., Culver City. $25+. (213) 628-2772;

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Her music was shaped by Venice, but now Cristina Vane is heading to Nashville into a giddy, sun-dappled jaunt through Venice in the music video version of the song. Like the blues itself, there’s a certain bitter-sweetness about all those songs … and a certain joy and sadness about Vane’s upcoming gig at Harvelle’s on Friday. It’s one of her first local shows since she hit the road five months ago for her cross-coun-

try “Show Me Your Hometown Tour,” but it’s also her last one before moving to Nashville at the end of this month to record her first full-length album. “I’m taking my music to Nashville, but my heart is stuck in Venice,” texts Vane. “I’ve been having such sentimental last few weeks here.” To bid farewell, Vane plays a 9 p.m. set to open for heavy rock and blues band The Deltaz (10 p.m.) and blues-country hybrid Davey & The Midnights (11:30 p.m.). Vane’s blue-tipped presence and resonator guitar will be missed around town, but we wish her luck in the next chapter of her musical journey. — Christina Campodonico Cristina Vane plays at 9 p.m. Friday (Sept. 21) at Harvelle’s Santa Monica, 1432 4th St., Santa Monica. 21+. $10 cover. Call (310) 395-1676 or visit Every Step Counts (Continued from page 29)

Gold said. “That’s why we have a support group on the first Thursday of every month to give caregivers a place where they can talk about their experiences.” Firestone was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis last year, but she hasn’t let her own health challenges slow her down. “I haven’t shown any symptoms yet, so I’ll keep walking,” she said. “This is for my mother’s legacy.” With its winding paths, rolling hills and waterfalls, Tongva Park can inspire an almost spiritual experience and that is not lost on Firestone. “My team is called ‘Sunshine Shirley’ after my mother because that’s how she was,” Firestone said. “And I’m sure that I’ll feel her with me as I’m walking.” The Walk to End Alzheimer’s is at 10:30 a.m. Sunday (Sept. 23) in Tongva Park, 1615 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica. On-site registration begins at 9 a.m. Call (323) 486-2821 or visit act. to register.

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