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L e t t e r s The Numbers Don’t Add Up Re: “New Street Design is Improving Safety in Mar Vista,” Advertisement, Sept. 14 I’d like to share a few considerations about L.A. City Councilman Mike Bonin’s Mar Vista road diet advertisement offering statistics related to traffic collisions and injuries along Venice Boulevard. The pre-road diet average shown (taken over 12 months, May 2016 to May 2017)

ArgonautNews.com includes the wettest winter in years, and we all know how well Los Angeles drives in the rain. The post-road diet average (taken over four months, May to August 2017) omits consideration of accident increases on adjacent roads by frustrated drivers seeking alternative routes. Acceptable collateral damage? With the critical ratio of accidents to travelers omitted,

the probability of getting hurt on Venice Boulevard may very well have increased. Figures don’t lie, but liars figure. Lucas D. Kanan Westchester Natural Creeks Can and Do Flood Re: “And Finally, It Begins: Ballona Wetlands Restoration EIR is complete and will soon become public,” News, Sept. 14

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If the flow of Ballona Creek is restricted by turning it into some kind of bayou, the water could back up in a major storm. Add a king tide and it could overflow into residential areas. I live in Mar Vista near the Sawtelle Channel, which would regularly flood the neighborhood before it was channelized around 1960; we’ve never had a problem since then. I’m worried that if they restrict the flow of Ballona Creek the water could fill the channel and back up into the city — who knows how far? I can’t believe people are in denial about the damage to human life and property that flood waters can cause. Yes, we haven’t had a winter storm that lasted more than a couple of hours since maybe 2005, but that doesn’t mean it will never rain again. Think about Harvey and Irma and the rising water long after the storm had gone, not to mention Katrina. John Isaacs Mar Vista The King’s Marina is Dead Whatever happened to the federal mandate for recreation in L.A. County-managed Marina del Rey, especially for families that can’t afford expensive golf resorts and

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Contents

VOL 47, NO 38

NEWS

Local News & Culture

COVER STORIES

Food & Drink Endless Summer

Total Recall

Brownwashing

Road diet opponents are going all-in on their bid to remove Bonin from office .......... 6

Linda Vallejo turns the tables on cultural appropriation for Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA .............................. 12

Scrub and Seizure City steps up homeless encampment cleanups in Venice amid concerns about hepatitis A . ................................... 8

Beachy seafood bistro Salt Air is keeping its flavors fresh, light, clean and fun ............... 17

WESTSIDE HAPPENINGS Soul diva Bettye LaVette at The Broad Stage ................................. 30

THE ADVICE GODDESS

Creative Judaism Rabbi Lori Shapiro’s Open Temple is redefining the faith community in Venice ............................................... 10

Loathe Story Does loving someone have to mean hating them if you break up? ............................. 31

Woman as Landscape Carolyn Castaño’s portraits tell

VENICE STORIES

stories about Latin American identity in Los Angeles ..................................... 13

THIS WEEK

Traffic’s Gonna Stink Sewer construction will prompt

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Music, food and fun reign supreme at Abbot Kinney and WAM festivals ........... 15

‘Textbook Venice’ Skate photographer Josh ‘Bagel’ Klassman on Jay Adams and tagging the Venice Pavilion ................................. 33 On The Cover: Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence becomes Juanita Lorenzo in artist Linda Vallejo’s “Brown Oscars” series, part of her “Keepin’ It Brown” exhibition at bG Gallery in Bergamot Station. Repurposed image created by Linda Vallejo. Design by Michael Kraxenberger.

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Recall Campaign is already a Bumpy Ride Road diet opponents are going all-in on bid to remove Bonin from office he’s become disillusioned with the road diet — and with Bonin. “It’s killing our neighborhoods and it’s killing our businesses,” Mavromichalis said. “I can’t take my business going down every day. Where’s Mike? He’s nowhere to be found.” Mavromichalis said Bonin turned a deaf ear to his concerns and, in lieu of having a conversation, Bonin publicly accused the business owner of betraying him. “I tried to go through the proper protocols with my councilman, and it’s gotten me nowhere. Now they call me a traitor. Mike, you betrayed me, you betrayed your Alexis Edelstein, Demetrios Mavromichalis and Alix Gucovsky whole community and everyone who launched their Recall Bonin campaign on Friday outside the voted for you,” Mavromichalis said. Venice Grind Coffee Company Bonin denied accusing Mavromichalis of have opened a political action committee, having a deleterious impact on their betrayal and expressed confidence that Committee to Support the Recall of Mike bottom lines. voters in his district know him and what Bonin, to raise more. Demetrios Mavromichalis, who owns the he stands for. Bonin won reelection in March with 71% Venice Grind and other Mar Vista busi“People know that I’ve been accessible of the vote and estimates a recall election nesses, has gone from hosting Bonin’s and open with my constituents, who would cost taxpayers at least $500,000. reelection headquarters to publicly know that even if they disagree with me “To try and overturn the results of that condemning Bonin during last week’s that I’m always willing to meet with election is unfair to the electorate and to rally. He initially backed new crosswalks, them at farmers markets, in their homes, the taxpayers of Los Angeles,” Bonin said. parklets and other pedestrian-friendly in my office and at community events,” Local business owners complain that upgrades to Venice Boulevard as part of Bonin said. (Continued on page 8) traffic congestion from the road diet is the city’s Great Streets project, but says Photo by Gary Walker

By Gary Walker Rhetoric surrounding the nascent recall campaign targeting L.A. City Councilman Mike Bonin over traffic lane reductions in Mar Vista and Playa del Rey is already escalating, with recall proponents accusing Bonin of personal betrayal and Bonin’s camp accusing one of the recall’s organizers of peddling lies. At the Sept. 14 Recall Bonin kickoff rally outside the Venice Grind Coffee Company — along the commercial stretch of Venice Boulevard where protected bicycle lanes have displaced one lane of vehicle traffic in each direction — recall organizers told an audience of about 25 people that traffic congestion from the road diet is the driving force behind their effort. The group plans to file a letter with the Los Angeles City Ethics Commission so they can start collecting signatures for a recall petition as early as November. To trigger a recall election, they must gather about 27,000 signatures from voters in Bonin’s West L.A. council district (10% of total voter registration) over a period of 120 days. Recall Bonin organizer Alexis Edelstein says they’ve already raised $40,000 and

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Scrub and Seizure

City steps up homeless encampment cleanups in Venice amid hepatitis A concerns By John Seeley As San Diego grapples with an outbreak of hepatitis A among its homeless community, Los Angeles public sanitation officials appear to be escalating their cleanups of the encampments on Third Avenue, sometimes referred to as Venice’s Skid Row. During prior cleanups, LAPD officers and city workers have allowed campers to gather and remove their possessions before trash is collected and the pavement is power-washed with bleach. This time around campers were limited to carrying out what could fit into a 60-gallon container, said several homeless people ordered out of the area this past Friday. Last year the L.A. City Council adopted an ordinance to codify the seizure of homeless people’s “excess personal property” and even made it a misdemeanor offense if encampment dwellers don’t keep sidewalks clear during

daytime hours. “We were warned about the property removal, but not about the seizure,” said homeless activist David Busch, who was detained during a confrontation with police while arguing on behalf of a woman wanting to recover a bicycle. On Tuesday, county health officials declared a somewhat preemptive hepatitis A outbreak in Los Angeles based on two local cases and eight linked to the outbreaks in San Diego and Santa Cruz. Rumors of a MRSA outbreak among Venice homeless back in December ultimately amounted to fake news, but residents who live nearby have become increasingly vocal about the proliferation of trash, debris and potentially disease-spreading human waste throughout the area. Busch made headlines in March with a weeks-long hunger strike calling for the installation of

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two safety-monitored portable toilets on Third in order to improve sanitation conditions. That hasn’t happened. Neighborhood activists have also fought city plans to retrofit the former Westminster Senior Center, about a mile away, for securely storing homeless people’s belongings in 60gallon containers. That means homeless people who want to recover seized property have to go to a facility downtown, a trip that involves a nearly two-hour bus ride and a .75-mile walk. A homeless woman who identified herself as Charlene from Tennessee said she was away from the encampment when the cleanup happened and lost clothes, blankets, hygiene supplies and her birth certificate. Whether they ended up in the landfill or the impound lot may not matter: “I don’t have a way to get down there,” she said.

Recall Campaign is already a Bumpy Ride (Continued from page 6) Edelstein, California Democratic Party Assembly District 62 delegate who founded Berniecrats of California, said during the rally that Bonin had refused to meet with him to discuss the Venice Boulevard road diet. “Before I started this I reached out to Bonin and he refused to meet with me. He refused to meet with a lot of us,” Edelstein said. Bonin said he offered to meet with Edelstein, and his office produced a July 15 email suggesting a July 24 lunch meeting. It reads, in part: “Alexis, great to meet you on Tuesday night. As I said, I would be happy to get together.” Edelstein said he met Bonin at an open house in Mar Vista and Bonin gave him the cold shoulder. “He didn’t really respond to my greeting. He was shaking angrily and just

responded, ‘I saw your website,’” Edelstein said. Bonin said Edelstein launched the recall effort two days after Bonin extended the lunch invitation, and at that point saw no reason to meet with him. Local governance expert Robert Stern, who formerly headed the Center for Governmental Studies, said most attempts to recall lawmakers are unsuccessful because organizers don’t have the resources to get them on the ballot. “If the recall qualifies for the ballot it has a pretty good chance of succeeding, but the hard part is getting enough signatures. It usually takes a lot of money, and most groups don’t have the resources to pay for the signature gatherers needed to make it to the ballot,” Stern said. gary@argonautnews.com


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Creative Judaism Rabbi Lori Shapiro’s Open Temple is redefining the faith community in Venice Photo by Edizen Stowell / venicepaparazzi.com

By Jessica Koslow Disco dancing down Abbot Kinney Boulevard with headphones for Simchat Torah. Reading text from rabbis about human sexuality as essential herbal essences waft in the air at Scent-ual Havdalah. Biking through 100 Years of Jewish Venice on an Electric Light Bike Shabbat. This is Open Temple. “I always say the core values of Open Temple are truth, creativity and love,” says Rabbi Lori Shapiro, who created Open Temple four years ago. “People that stick with us are on that journey. They are people seeking love, creativity and truth. It creates a strong core. I see that happening. It’s beautiful and fascinating.” Open Temple is having a breakout year, according to Shapiro. It now has a home — Open Temple House on Electric Avenue — and is receiving national attention: a three-year commitment from The UpStart Accelerator and recognition in the current Los Angeles edition of the Slingshot Guide, which highlights the most innovative Jewish organizations in America.

Rabbi Lori Shapiro greets Rosh Hashanah with a shofar during last year’s Abbot Kinney Festival “What began as one woman standing at Temple hosts 10 separate events with fun the Abbot Kinney Fest collecting names titles, Shapiro has much to celebrate and is now a powerful dynamic reverberatreflect on. ing throughout the Jewish world, locally, “It’s always been my dream to create a nationally and internationally,” says contemporary Jewish community,” says Shapiro. “It’s its own thing — bigger Shapiro, who moved to Venice in 2011 than me.” when she married Joel Shapiro, owner of As the High Holidays approach (Rosh the Electric Lodge. Still a rabbi-in-resiHashanah and Yom Kippur), and Open dence at USC Hillel, she soon became

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Marina Traffic’s Gonna Stink Sewer excavation and construction begins along Via Marina and Marquesas Way By Gary Walker Marina del Rey commuters can expect slower traffic for well into next year due to lane closures as construction of the Venice Dual Force Main sewer project moves forward this week. The Los Angeles Bureau of Sanitation is building a 54”-diameter pipeline to buttress the existing 48”-diameter sewer main that runs underneath Marina del Rey, which sanitation officials warn is rapidly deteriorating and in dire need of repair to prevent toxic ruptures. The trajectory of the project traverses the Marina del Rey coastline and continues through the Marina Peninsula neighborhood to carry wastewater from the Venice Pumping Plant on Hurricane Avenue to the Hyperion Treatment Plant in Playa del Rey. “This sewer system has been in service for over 50 years without any maintenance,” Bureau of Sanitation spokeswoman Tonya Durrell explained before construction broke ground. “We wouldn’t want to see anything like a sewage spill happen.” Construction crews are currently moving into the heavier stages of excavation work in Marina del Rey, which will interrupt traffic flow in several areas. “We’re building a construction

Secant piling and jet grouting has begun at Pacific and 62nd avenues area and a sound wall at Marquesas Way and Via Dolce, so we’re going to be reducing eastbound Marquesas to one lane and to two lanes northbound on Via Dolce,” said Gevork Mkrtchyan, construction manager of the sewer project. Crews are simultaneously engaged in deep tunneling at one of the project’s first construction sites. “We’re beginning excavation at Hurricane Street and Canal Court. This is heavy duty work and is expected to last about six weeks,” Mkrtchyan said. Earlier this week, construction work began along Via Marina, a major marina thoroughfare. Via

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By Christina Campodonico You could call bG Gallery’s current exhibition a star-studded affair. It includes artistic appearances by Elvis, Marilyn Monroe, Oscar winner Audrey Hepburn and even the storied burgerhoisting mascot for Bob’s Big Boy … but with one noticeable change to their iconic complexions: They’ve all been painted a dark shade of brown. “Not much is really transformed about the original image per se — other than absolutely everything,” writes art critic Shana Nys Dambrot in the catalog for “Keepin’ It Brown.” The exhibition is one of dozens throughout Southern California participating in The Getty’s Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, a series of programming that explores the deep cultural connections between Latin America and Los Angeles. “Visually, it’s quite subtle,” writes Dambrot. “Conceptually, it’s a gamechanging deconstruction of prevailing stereotypes of beauty, grace, power and other systemic race-based cultural assumptions. It makes its point and, once absorbed, is impossible to forget.” This indelible artwork is the brainchild of Los Angeles artist Linda Vallejo — a third-generation Californian, Angeleno and player in the Chicanx arts community — whose artistic practice has attracted attention recently for its challenging treatment of race and ethnicity.

In the wake of the #OscarsSoWhite scandal of 2016 that shutout several promising minority actors, directors and writers from Academy Award nominations, the Los Angeles Times profiled Vallejo’s work, writing about images that the artist repurposed in response

“I’ve had people say, ‘Why do you make them so dark?” says Vallejo during our conversation. “I always try to come back with a joke because it bursts the bubble. … I say, ‘I like them short and dark.’” Another comeback she uses: “I don’t want them to look like white people that

“I hope the questions and answers begin to change people’s perceptions and attitudes towards Latino culture, towards Chicano culture, towards Latinos in a city where many of us were born.” — Linda Vallejo to #OscarsSoWhite — including a photograph of an Oscar-toting Cate Blanchett recast as a chocolate brown “Catarina Blancarte.” There’s also her “Make ‘Em All Mexican” series. The mixed-media collection features figurines and kitsch objects that Vallejo picked up from antique markets, painted brown and renamed with Latinx monikers. In that series, a brown bust of Elvis becomes “El Vis.” A bronzed statuette of Monroe becomes “Marielena Viva.” And Big Boy gets a new nickname — “Muchachote” — along with his darkened skin.

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just came back from the Bahamas.” Yet the inspiration for all of these pieces came when Vallejo uncovered a vintage copy from the illustrated grammar school primer series “Dick and Jane.” “When I looked at the images, of course they’re blonde and have red hair and blue eyes and very fair skin. It just dawned on me, ‘Oh my God, I could paint them brown, I can make them brown’ and the slogan became I just want to ‘Make ‘Em All Mexican,’ like me,” says Vallejo. “Let’s just turn history on its head. From there I just went insane and bought $3,000 worth of antiques.”

When asked how she selects the images or objects she wants to repurpose, Vallejo says that the pieces have already been chosen for her. “I didn’t choose them — somebody else did. I just found them,” says Vallejo. “If you walk around antique malls, you’re really getting a historical snapshot of the inside of peoples’ homes and how they lived, and the icons that were important to them in their lives. I’m not really choosing these images as much as those images have been chosen by other people, and I’m hoping I’m making them contemporary.” Vallejo’s latest body of work, “The Brown Dot Project,” on view concurrently with pieces from the “Make ‘Em All Mexican” and “Brown Oscars” series, seeks to show a modern snapshot of the United States’ Latinx population. Using 2010 census data, Vallejo has painstakingly applied hundreds of thousands of brown dots (each representing Latinxs in various segments of society) to architectural graph paper, creating intricate abstract and formal images, among them a lattice of amoebic forms illustrating the percentage of Latinx construction workers nationally, a ladder showing the percentage of Latinx firefighters nationally, and an easel illustrating the percentage of Latinx artists nationally. “It’s an elegant solution to interesting questions about Latino data,” says Vallejo.


ArgonautNews.com “The brown dots correlate directly to the data that’s being presented.” In the end, Vallejo hopes that her work does not just offer insights into the Latinx experience, but also invites viewers to ask questions, explore and build bridges between cultures. “I hope that they enter into this world with a laugh, that they feel welcomed into this world of difficult questions by my sense of humor and the beauty of the image,” says Vallejo. “But I hope the questions and answers begin to change people’s perceptions and attitudes towards Latino culture, towards Chicano culture, towards Latinos in a city where many of us were born.” She believes Pacific Standard Time: LA/ LA offers an ideal platform for just that. “Latinos get to learn about Chicanos,

Chicanos get to learn about Latinos and the whole community gets to see the breadth, the type of work, the statements that are being made by Latinos in Los Angeles,” she says. “I think it’s really a wonderful time to be able to see how complex and how very beautiful and how meaningful Latino statements can be, and I’m hoping that Los Angeles will learn to love its Latino population in a new way.”

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S t o r y tive, or lets the story directly inform her piece. “I’m interested in narratives, storytelling, I’m interested in the kind of background, the stories of these different women from the ‘Narcos’ series,” says Castaño, who conducted workshops with women impacted by narco drug wars during a 2015 artist residency in Medellin, Colombia. “The stories of the women are what gives the figures that are represented really the meat, the content, the depth.” But there’s a personal angle to her work as well: “Tropical Baby, Self Portrait” portrays the artist framed in bright patterns and flowers. “It’s really important for an artwork like that — this amazing, very graphic, very stylized image — to be very visible,” says Laband Gallery Director and Curator Karen Rapp. “So that is the image that will be circulated on campus. It’s really important, I think, to have a woman of color much larger than life and really visible because it doesn’t happen often enough.” Many of the artist’s works are captivating just in photos, but Rapp encourages visitors to see them in real life. Some are extremely textural — layered with rhinestones and “literally gobs of feathers,” as Rapp excitedly explains — and their

vibrancy can’t fully come through in images. “Pictures do not do it justice. Anything with this collage and this texture, it really makes a difference to see these in person. It will be a powerful moment to get up close and look at all these little embellishments she’s added to her canvas or to the paper.” For Angelenos, seeing the pieces in person can also be a means of exploring the recent art history of the city. Over the years chronicled in this exhibition, Castaño has seen the art community in L.A. shift and evolve. “There’s works that I’ve made that were part of a moment with a whole group of people, and some of [those pieces] aren’t here for different reasons, and some of them are,” says Castaño. “I’m excited to re-introduce that work to people who didn’t experience it back then, and to see how it works in the public space now in 2017.” “Carolyn Castaño: A Female Topography, 2001-2017” opens with an artist’s reception from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, and remains on view through Dec. 10 at LMU’s Laband Gallery, 1 LMU Drive, Westchester. Call (310) 338-2880 or visit cfa.lmu.edu/labandgallery/ for more information.

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“I Come from Everywhere and Everywhere I Go” / “Yo Vengo de Todas Partes y Hacia Todas Partes Voy” @ Lois Lambert Gallery Through Nov. 4 Cuban artists Alejandro Gómez Cangas, Maykel Linares, Darwin Estacio Martinez, Luis Rodriguez Noa (NOA), Adislen Reyes Pino and Eduardo Rubén for “a celebration without borders,” inspired by and named after the words of poet and revolutionary José Martí. Bergamot Station E-3, 2525 Michigan Ave., Santa Monica. (310) 829 6990; loislambertgallery.com “Talking to Action: Art, Pedagogy and Activism in the Americas” @ Ben Maltz Gallery Through Dec. 10 Otis College of Art and Design invites viewers to think about social art practices in this exhibition and bilingual publication that considers the transformative role environment and community has on the practice

of contemporary art. 9045 Lincoln Blvd., Westchester. (310) 665-6800; otis.edu “HOPE” @ ESMoA Through Jan. 28 HOPE engages Cuban artists’ history and influence in the world of video art while also meditating on how the medium has helped filmmakers grapple with the contradictions of their country. 208 Main St., El Segundo. (424) 277-1020; esmoa.org “Cuba Is” @ Annenberg Space for Photography Through March 4 More than 120 photos make for a lush exploration of Cuban culture on the fringes. Subcultures like the brash, punk Frikis and the urban fashion of Chongas in Miami are just a few of the show’s focal points. 2000 Avenue of the Stars, Century City. (213) 403-4000; annenbergphotospace.org

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By Bliss Bowen and Christina Campodonico It’s right there in the shadow of LAX, yet it’s easy for outsiders not to see Westchester, which retains some of its small-town milieu despite big city surroundings. In the tradition of small towns — especially those with creative aspirations — the Emerson Avenue Community Garden Club is hosting this Saturday’s second annual Westchester Arts & Music (WAM) Block Party: a free, all-ages community street festival featuring tours of the garden, a beer-andwine garden, food trucks, artisan vendors, and live music from a diverse lineup of performers. If that sounds more like a slice of Venice life, there’s good reason. The Abbot Kinney Festival — happening for a 33rd time this Sunday — has perfected the art the Westside community block party, expanding it to four live entertainment stage, three beer gardens and more than 200 vendors stretching from Venice Boulevard to Main Street.

What also links the upstart WAM Block Party to the venerable Abbot Kinney Fest is celebrating local character, especially when it comes to music. For the past four years, Venice singersongwriter Matt Ellis has been holding down curatorial duties for the Abbot Kinney Festival’s Andalusia Avenue stage … or “local’s stage,” as he calls it. Venice folk band Lucky Penny opens at 10:15 a.m. with beach-approved arrangements of accordion, horns and drums. Aretha-meets-Dolly singer-songwriter Lacey Kay Cowden (who performs monthly at The Townhouse and Del Monte Speakeasy) is on at 11, folk-blues slide guitarist and singer Cristina Vane performs at 1 p.m., and prolific rock singer-songwriter Blue-Eyed Son (aka Andrew Heilprin) takes over at noon. Ellis performs songs from his forthcoming album and a duet with fellow Venice musician Paul Chesne at 4 p.m. Reggae band Brightside, founded in a small studio on Electric Avenue and specializing in a sound they call “Venice Beach

Roots,” closes things out after 5 p.m. “We’re going from blues and bluegrass to hard rock and reggae-esque at the end of it all,” says Ellis. “It should have a pretty good flow.” For those looking for bigger beats and something with a little more funk, hip-hop luminaries Crown and the MOB join Venice supergroup HOV (House of Vibe All-Stars) on the Westminster Avenue stage. Saturday’s WAM Block Party has co-headliners Apollo Bebop and Nocona establishing its broad parameter of musical offerings with the former’s assured “hip-hop jazz for the soul” and the latter’s psychedelic, country-infused rock. The eclectic bill is rounded out by Jet Age instrumental ensemble Jetpack, Americana songstress LeeAnn Skoda, country rocker Rob Leines, breezy pop quintet Undecided Future, local Celtic favorites the Praties, emotive pop duo Rainne, and songwriter/ADAAWE co-founder Joselyn Wilkinson. Nocona, who played last year’s WAM

fest, know a thing or three about block parties; frontman/lead guitarist Chris Isom and bassist wife Adrienne Cohen Isom have hosted several in their Venice neighborhood, where they and their two children have forged close relationships with neighboring families. The Isoms say they were impressed by WAM’s first iteration, and also by the community. “After we played WAM last year, we played a couple school fundraisers there too,” Adrienne says. “The vibe we got, being there, was this is a strong community and they really want to have fun.” “WAM is great to show acts that are actually right here in our backyard,” offers Jetpack bandleader Dan Standiford. “My own Culver City throws its Ballona Creek festival yearly. The creek is literally the view out my front door — no houses, the concrete trough to the marina — and each year I see band after band brought in from area codes that are not familiar, so what are they celebrating (Continued on page 16)

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that’s local? Culver could learn a thing from Westchester.” Standiford says he recently came across a 15-year-old show flyer for a Westchester Sports Grill surf lineup that featured Jetpack, Insect Surfers, the Reventlos, and the Hillbilly Soul Surfers. Jetpack’s music now prominently features Jennifer Anderson’s saxophones but it’s still heavy on reverb, midcentury aesthetics, and the kind of surf-infused instrumentals that defined L.A. beach life for the world in the 1960s. “That sound was in music of that era, not just surf,” Standiford says. “Reverb for days on the vocals of those Columbia recordings, muted guitar plucking in country like Johnny Cash, whirly tremolo effects not just on guitars but organs and vibes in jazz of the era: I love all these things and they happen to come together in the pop instrumentals of the era. So what keeps it interesting for us is to be the surf band that plays more ‘other’ songs than we do surf songs.” That era was also the gestation period for the decade’s psychedelic and country

rock explosions, both of which inform Nocona’s spirited music. The Isoms, harmonica player Elan Glasser, drummer Justin Smith and pedal steel player Dan Wistrom will be previewing new material they just recorded live in the Isoms’ garage. “It ties back into the community thing for us,” Adrienne says. “Working with our friends and our kids being there. So we will be playing a bunch of new stuff at WAM fest and also make it dancey and fun, with fun covers that everyone knows. “We’re tough, but we’re like the family band,” she says with a laugh. “The block party family band.” The second annual WAM Block Party happens from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, along Emerson Avenue between 80th Street and 80th Place. wamblockparty.org The 33rd annual Abbot Kinney Festival happens from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 24, along Abbot Kinney Boulevard between Main Street and Venice Boulevard. abbotkinney.org


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“I think having a menu that pertains to what’s outside is more important than ‘fall.’” —Salt Air manager Andrew Clark We begin with a Spritz — a combination of Dubonnet (aperitif), vya (vermouth), prosecco, soda and grapefruit bitters. Garnished with a tuile-shaped pink grapefruit rind, the drink echoes the carefree, en plein air mood of arriving at Salt Air. Clark strives to ascertain a perfect pairing for each diner, aided by Bart Miali’s wellcurated wine list. “The L.A. customer is very aware of what they want,” says Clark. “We will pour through

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“This smartly renovated four-bed Kentwood home melds modern detailing with the comforts of traditional design,” says agent Stephanie Younger. “The gorgeous open-concept layout welcomes you the moment you as you step inside. A fifth bedroom sits off the living room and can also be used as a den or playroom. Entertaining is a breeze around the eat-in island that transitions into the family room. Outside, a covered patio creates an idyll amidst a drought-tolerant landscape.”

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“This unit, in Center Tower South, offers luxury Marina living,” says agent Eileen McCarthy “The living room opens up to a large terrace overlooking the Marina. Hardwood floors flow throughout. The kitchen boasts granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, and recessed lighting. The bathrooms have been upgraded. This home has access to all the amenities of the Marina City Club, and Marina del Rey itself.” Offered at $899,000 Eileen McCarthy, Marina Ocean Properties 310-822-8910

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“Located in West Los Angeles, this seven-unit apartment complex can be used as eight units and has a great unit mix including three two-bed, one-bath two story townhouses,” says agent Linda Light. “Most of the units have been remodeled with granite counters and wood flooring. The property mostly has cooper plumbing and includes lots of parking. An on-site laundry room offers a washer & dryer. This is a perfect investment opportunity with great income possibilities.”

“This exquisitely remodeled four-bed, four-bath, home blends urban style and fine living with quiet, traditional comfort,” says agent Dan Christian. “Windows are well placed and large thus lending to a light and airy home. The exceptional floor plan allows for an easy flow throughout. The spacious bedrooms upstairs include a master retreat complete with a sitting room, fireplace, enormous walk-in closet, and Jacuzzi tub.”

The ArgonAuT REAl EstAtE Q&A

7 Reasons To Stop Renting Today Still renting? You must have a good reason. With rents continuing to rise across the country, interest rates staying around historic levels, and new loans lowering down payment requirements, it just makes sense to take the leap to homeownership. Maybe you’ve got terrible credit and don’t want to take the time to improve it (or don’t know about loans that accept lower scores)? Or, maybe you just like giving your money away. If you’re still not on board, these 7 reasons might change your mind. Because owning a home is still less expensive than renting across the country: GOBankingRates’ annual survey of “the cost of renting versus owning a home in all 50 states and the District of Columbia” just came out, and, while they “found that the number of places where it’s more expensive to own than rent has increased,” the number went from 9 to 11. That means that, in 39 states, it still makes more financial sense to buy. Rates are near historic lows: We’re spoiled. Seriously. Anyone who has been paying attention to the market over the last few years and has seen interest rates with a 3 or 4 before that decimal point may just think it’ll always be that way. But history has a way of repeating itself, and while we may not see rates in the teens again anytime soon, most industry experts have been predicting rates moving into the 5s sometime this year, with a pattern of rising rates beyond. Buying a home while money is cheap is a smart move. “A difference of even 1 percent can have a major impact on your total payments over time,” said

ZACKS. “For instance, a $200,000 mortgage for 30 years at an interest rate of 5 percent would require a monthly payment of $1,073.64. By comparison, the same mortgage at 4 percent interest would result in a payment of $954.83.” That might not seem like a big deal every month, but, consider the long-term potential: “Over 30 years, the total difference between the two would be $42,771.60.” FHA loans and the like make it easier to qualify: Don’t have an 800 credit score? You don’t need to today. FHA requirements are lower than conventional loans, and you may already be where you need to be to qualify. “The average FICO score for buyers who finance FHA loans is 683, according to Ellie Mae. That’s considerably lower than the average score of 753 for conventional, non-FHA financing,” said Interest. com. “Most lenders have a...minimum of 600.” A little thing called equity: Rising rents may or may not equate to rising property values in your area, but either way, you’re not going see any financial benefit from it. When you own your home and your equity rises, that equity is yours. And so is the choice of what to do with it. Whether you decide to let it sit and continue to grow or tap your equity for home improvement projects, the money is yours to decide how to use. The days of the 20 percent down payment are all but gone: Does 20 percent down make it more likely that you’ll qualify for a loan? Sure. Does that mean you have to come up with that huge chunk of money? No.

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Nor do you have to come up with 10 percent down, which, for some reason, the majority of new buyers seem to believe. “87% of first-time buyers think they need 10% or more down to buy a home,” said The Mortgage Reports. The FHA loan is one of the most popular loans available to first-time buyers because, not only can you qualify with a fair credit score, but the down payment is as low as 3.5 percent, and, “100 percent of the down payment can be a financial gift from a relative or approved non-profit,” they said. But, it’s not the only option for a low down payment. Fannie Mae’s Conventional 97 Mortgage and HomeReady Mortgage require just 3 percent down. The Mortgage Reports also has information on closing cost help and down payment assistance programs. Rents keep rising: Unless you’re in a rentcontrolled apartment (and, bless you if you are since there are so few left), your rent is just going to keep going up every year. Apartment List’s monthly National Apartment List Rent Report shows that, “Our national rent index is continuing to climb, with month-over-month growth of 0.5 percent for June. Rents grew at a rate of 0.5 percent between May and June, which is generally in line with the monthly growth that we’ve seen over the course of this year thus far. Year-overyear growth at the national level currently stands at 2.9 percent, surpassing the 2.6 percent rate from this time last year. In addition to the growth on the national level, rents are now increasing in nearly all of the nation’s biggest markets.”

When you own your home, your payment is your payment is your payment. Unless you take out a home equity loan or refinance to take cash out, your payment’s not going to go up. Tax breaks: Here’s another bit of fun for renters: nothing you pay comes back to you. I mean, except for that security deposit, but that all depends on what effect your dog and those few parties you threw had on the condition of the home. As a homeowner, you get to write off all kinds of stuff, which lowers your overall costs. “Your biggest tax break is reflected in the house payment you make each month since, for most homeowners, the bulk of that check goes toward interest. And all that interest is deductible,” said Bankrate. “Did you pay points to get a better rate on any of your various home loans? They offer a tax break, too. The other major deduction in connection with your home is property taxes.” And think about it this way: Even if your house payment is going to be a little bit higher than what you’re currently paying in rent, it’s not an applesto-apples comparison. How do those numbers look when you calculate the tax savings?

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LEGAL ADVERTISING FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2017 208417 The following persons is (are) doing business as: Access Group 8172 Manitoba Street unit 5, Playa del Rey, CA. 90293. Anne-Marie Fabishak 8172 Manitoba St unit 5, Playa del Rey, CA. 90293. This business is conducted by a individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 8/2017 I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true

any material matter pursuant to Section 17913 of the Business and Professions Code that the registrant knows to be false is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000)). This statement was filed with the county on August 2, 2017. Argonaut published: August 31, Sept. 7, 14, 21, 2017. ANNEMARIE FABISHAK NOTICE-In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as pro-

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vided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2017 241474 The following persons is (are) doing business as: Curbside Real Estate 12655 W. Jefferson Blvd. Los Angeles, CA. 90066 Curbside Real Estate 12655 W. Jefferson Blvd. Los Angeles, CA. 90066 This business is conducted by limited liability company. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 7/2017. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true any material matter pursuant to Section 17913 of the Business and Professions Code that the regis-

LEGAL ADVERTISING trant knows to be false is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000)). This statement was filed with the county on August 30, 2017 Registrant Peter Kim/Curbside Real Estate Owner President Argonaut published Sept. 21, 28, Oct. 5, 12. 2017. NOTICE-In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2017 242498 The following persons is (are) doing business as: SR Property Investments LLC 3956 Walgrove Ave. Los Angeles, CA. 90066. SR Property Investments LLC 3956 Walgrove Ave. Los Angeles, CA. 90066. This business is conducted by a limited liability company. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious

business name or names listed above on 8/2017. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true any material matter pursuant to Section 17913 of the Business and Professions Code that the registrant knows to be false is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000)). Title Owner This statement was filed with the county on August 30, 2017. Argonaut published: August 31, Sept. 7, 14, 21, 2017. NOTICE-In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2017 245931 The following persons is (are) doing business as 1) CedarsSinai Marina del Rey Hospital

4650 Lincoln Blvd. Marina del Rey, CA. 90292 CFHS HOLDINGS INC. 4650 Lincoln Blvd. Marina del Rey, CA. 90292 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. declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true any material matter pursuant to Section 17913 of the Business and Professions Code that the registrant knows to be false is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000)). This statement was filed with the county on Sept. 1, 2017 Argonaut published: Sept 7, 14, 21, 28, 2017 NOTICE-In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code.


legal advertising FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2017 247198 The following person is doing business as: Marina Del Rey Summer Symphony 7877 Yorktown Ave. Los Angeles, CA. 90045. Registered owners: Socal Symphony Society 7877 Yorktown Ave. Los Angeles, CA. 90045. This business is conducted by a corporation. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true any material matter pursuant to Section 17913 of the Business and Professions Code that the registrant knows to be false is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000)). Registrant Signature/ Name: Socal Symphony Society Title: Treasurer. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on Sept. 5, 2017 . Argonaut published: Sept. 14, 21, 28 Oct. 5, 2017. NOTICE-In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File 2017 234047 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Washed up Venice 1002 Nowita Place #4 Venice, CA. 90291 Jason Hill 1002 Nowita Place #4 Venice, CA. 90291 This business is conducted by an individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on n/a. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true any material matter pursuant to Section 17913 of the Business and Professions Code that the registrant knows to be false is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000)). JASON HILL This statement was filed with the county on August 24, 2017 Argonaut published: Sept. 14, 21, 28, Oct. 5, 2017 NOTICE-In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File 2017 240013 The following persons is (are) doing business as A Grade Labs 3748 Midvale Ave. unit 5 Los Angeles, CA. 90034 Dario Berretta 3748 Midvale Ave. unit 5 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 N/A. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true any material matter pursuant to Section 17913 of the Business and Professions Code that the registrant knows to be false is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000)). Registrant DARIO BERRETTA OWNER Argonaut published Sept. 14, 21, 28, Oct. 5, 2017 NOTICE-In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File 2017 249827 The following person is doing business as: Harriolive Music 708 El Medio Ave. Pacific Palisades, CA. 90272. Registered owners: Dawn Harris Massey 708 El Medio Ave. Pacific Palisades CA. 90272. Leslie Oliver 6200 Vista Del Mar #107 Playa del Rey, CA. 90293. This business is conducted by a general partnership. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true any material matter pursuant to Section 17913 of the Business and Professions Code that the registrant knows to be false is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000)). Registrant Signature/Name: DAWN HARRIS MASSEY Title: Partner This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on Sept. 6, 2017 . Argonaut published: Sept. 14, 21, 28 Oct. 5, 2017. NOTICE-In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). FICTITOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2017 245932 The following person is doing business as: K. Rossi Consulting 2247 Lonella Ave. Venice, CA. 90291 Registered owners: Kara Rossi 2247 Louella Ave. Venice, CA. 90291. This business is conducted by an individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true any material matter pursuant to Section 17913 of the Business and Professions Code that the registrant knows to be false is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000)). Registrant Signature/Name: KARA ROSSI. Title: Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on Sept. 1, 2017 Argonaut published: Sept. 7, 14, 21, 28, 2017. NOTICE-In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER SS029190 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner (name) Kristan King DeMarco to Krist King DeMarco filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: a.)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: Sept. 22, 2017 Time: 8:30AM. Dept.: K. room A-203 The address of the court is 1725 Main Street Santa Monica, CA. 90401. 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: The Argonaut. Original filed: August 1, 2017 Gerald Rosenberg, Judge of the Superior Court. PUBLISH: The Argonaut Aug 31, 2017 Sept. 7, 14, 21, 2017

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Friday of each month. The musicians and vocalists change frequently (with a few regulars), and Shapiro is cultivating more participation from the local community. As the curator, she includes more traditional Jewish music with, say, a Justin Timberlake song, “Can’t Stop the Feeling,” plucked from “Trolls” soundtrack and transformed into a “Lecha Dodi”. “I study the history of Jewish music, as it is important that our community stands on the shoulders of those who came before us. What Open Temple does ‘mashing up’ liturgy with popular music is actually something called ‘Contrafactionism’ — the act of taking a pre-existing melody and retrofitting it with new words or text. In our case, we take popular music: rock, pop, R&B, and mash it up with Jewish prayers for our Shabbat and High Holiday services, which Jews have actually been doing for millennia,” says Shapiro. “And we’re living in place that’s user-friendly to it. Venice is a place where popular culture trends so fiercely. It’s a natural partnership.” Though every month is bustling for Open Temple, the High Holidays are an especially lively time. After completing The Call on Sept. 6 (announcing Elul with a soundbath on the beach under the full moon), The Shvitz on Sept. 9 (trip to Wi Spa for Selichot) and The Pause (Shabbat on the beach on Sept. 15), they are now gearing up for The Awakening (Rosh Hashanah Venice Experience, Sept. 20 and 21), The Dunk (dip in the ocean under the rising moon on Sept. 28), The Sacrifice (Kol Nidre on Yom Kippur from Sept. 29 and 30), The Building (Sukkahraising on Oct. 1), The Celebration (Sukkot at a pop-up Abbot Kinney Farm with petting zoo on Oct. 8) and The Dance (Dancewalk on the Boardwalk to Pacific Jewish Center for Simchat Torah on Oct. 12). Oh, and Yom Kippur goat yoga … with actual goats. Each event is overflowing with meaning, community and fun, which spill out into their programs and events throughout the year. There is ReBar/Torah Study every Wednesday from 1 to 2 p.m.; five dance parties for kids under age 7, October through May, with children’s music artist Jennifer Paskow and friends;

Rabbi Lori leads a silent disco down Abbot Kinney Boulevard for Simchat Torah parenting classes with Barbara Olinger, formerly of the Santa Monica YWCA; Teen Soul Journey; an after-dark series for millennials; an upcoming Silicon Beach Spiritual Direction group; and a new spin on Hebrew School — Arts 36, a “Hebrew School of the Performing Arts,” which begins Oct. 1.

Sitting in her home office, fielding questions from staff members and caring for her two young children, Shapiro is wading through uncharted territory — a true pioneer, or polisotar. “It’s humbling every day to wake up and go, ‘let’s do this,’” says Shapiro. “Open

“Our community is going through adaptive change, and our spiritual and faith institutions need to reflect this shift as well.” — Rabbi Lori Shapiro, Open Temple This year the Rosh Hashanah services will be held at Electric Lodge and have limited seating — for good reason. “We don’t need to be everything to everyone,” says Shapiro. “We are doing something specific. We’re a scrappy startup working toward a legacy institution for Venice. We’re inviting people to be co-creators. Tell us how you want to contribute. How can we create together?”

Temple happened at the same time as I was getting married and having my first child. I’m grateful for this community because it’s important for me to grow my children with a growing garden. Open Temple is a community garden.” Open temple is at 1416 Electric Ave. in Venice. Call (310) 821-1414 or visit opentemple.org.

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W e s t s i d e

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Compiled by Nicole Elizabeth Payne Thursday, Sept. 21 High Holy Days: Dance Our Prayers, noon to 5:30 p.m. Celebrate Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year) with an afternoon of music and dance led by spiritual leader Paulette Rochelle-Levy. Ceremony followed by Tashlich at the beach. Church in Ocean Park, 235 Hill St., Santa Monica. $75. (310) 453-4053; paulette453@gmail.com Beach Eats, 4:30 to 9 p.m. Thursdays. The weekly festival of food trucks with a scenic harbor backdrop continues its run at Mother’s Beach, Lot 10, 4101 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey. (310) 305-9545; lotmom. com/beacheats 12th Annual Champion of Youth Gala, 5 to 9 p.m. Watch a beautiful sunset with your toes in the sand and a cocktail in hand, all while supporting Boys & Girls Clubs of Venice. There will be a hosted reception, special performances by club members, live and silent auctions, awards ceremony honoring community members and more. $500+. championofyouthgala.auction-bid.org

Venice Art Crawl, 6 to 10 p.m. Kick off fall supporting art and artistic expression in Venice, featuring art installations at G2 Gallery, Hama Sushi, Venice Abbot Kinney Library, Sunny Bak Studio, ARTravenous and Canal Club. veniceartcrawl.com West L.A. Hike, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. A community of friendly people gathers each Thursday for one of five West L.A. routes. Check website for weekly location. meetup.com/los-angeleshiking-group/events AllSwell Journaling Workshop “Go West: American Individualism,” 7 to 9 p.m. AllSwell founder Laura Rubin leads guests through writingbased activities, taking cues from California’s ethos of individualism. Rubin provides points of inspiration to stoke your creative fires and fill your notebook. Notebook and refreshments provided. Mar Vista Art Dept., 12513 Venice Blvd., Mar Vista. $65. mvartdept.com Sofar Sounds: Venice, 8:15 to 10:30 p.m. A carefully curated set of live music, kept secret until showtime, at a secret location in Venice. Get instructions at sofarsounds.com

Friday, Sept. 22 Venice Afterburn, 2 to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Celebrate the spirit of Burning Man at this official

“The School for Good and Evil #4: Quests for Glory” Author Talk & Book Signing, 7 p.m. Author Soman Chainani’s latest book has the students of the School for Good and Evil facing their fourth-year quests with obstacles both dangerous and unpredictable. When the quests plunge into chaos, someone must lead the charge to save them. Ages 9 to 13. Children’s Book World, 10580½ Pico Blvd., West L.A. Free. (310) 559-2665; childrensbookworld.com

Emerson Avenue Community Garden Club hosts this second annual family-friendly celebration featuring live music and dance performances, art and commercial vendors, a beer and wine garden, a variety of food trucks and activities for all. Emerson Avenue will be closed between 80th Street and 80th Place. wamblockparty.org Golden Future 50+ Expo, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Baby Boomers and seniors can explore myriad activities, including beauty makeovers, health screenings, a job and volunteer fair, karaoke, food service, goodie bags, arts and crafts, résumé review, speakers, live entertainment, bingo and 75 vendors. Veterans Memorial Complex, 4117 Overland Ave., Culver City. No cover. goldenfutureseniorexpo.com

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

“Big Words for Little Geniuses” Storytime, 11 a.m. In this clever picture book by James and Sue Patterson, each letter of the alphabet provides an impressive new word for children to learn. Activities follow the reading. Barnes & Noble, 13400 Maxella Ave., Marina del Rey. Free. (310) 306-3213; barnesandnoble.com

SongWriter Soiree, 7 to 11:30 p.m. (Sign up at 6:30 p.m.) Show up and prove your talent, then stay to support your fellow singers and musicians during the open mic each Friday at UnUrban Coffee House, 3301 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica. $5 to participate. (310) 315-0056; unurban.com

KJazz Champagne and Brunch Cruise, noon to 2 p.m. Jazz lovers can enjoy this two-hour harbor cruise with

Big Band Dance, 7:30 to 10 p.m. The 17-piece Beach Cities Swing Band with vocalist Cynthia Dunbar performs American standards and swing dance music at El Segundo Women’s Club, 541 Standard St., El Segundo. (310) 654-7829; info@ beachcitiesswing.com SOMAfest EMBODYment Performances, 8 p.m. A landscape of dance, film, voice and live music expresses diverse ways we can creatively experience our interconnected relationship to body, Earth and the global community. Highways Performance Space & Gallery, 1651 18th St., Santa Monica. $20 to $25. Highwaysperformance.org Kenny White, 8 p.m. Pianist and singer-songwriter Kenny White performs original songs that convey snapshots of the human condition, with special guest Randi Driscoll. McCabe’s Guitar Shop, 3101 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica. $20. (310) 828-4497; mccabes.com

Saturday, Sept. 23 Fair on Richmond Street, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. This fun annual street fair has live music, food, a beer garden and over 150 booths featuring artisans, designers and craft foods. The Kid Zone includes inflatables, a petting zoo, game booths and game truck. 200 Richmond St., El Segundo. richmondstreetfair.com WAM - Westchester Arts and Music Block Party, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. The

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live music, free-flowing champagne and sparkling cider and brunch buffet. Boarding begins at 11:30 a.m. Fisherman’s Village, 13755 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey. $67.95; reservations required. (310) 301-9900; hornblower.com Open Mic for Musicians, 2 p.m. Hang out with musicians, jam on stage and crack a cold one. Open to all. First come, first play. TRiP, 2101 Lincoln Blvd., Santa Monica. (310) 396-9010; tripsantamonica.com Music by the Sea, 2 to 5 p.m. A scenic harbor view is the backdrop for an R&B concert by Blue Breeze. Fisherman’s Village, 13755 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey. (310) 301-9900; visitmarinadelrey.com “Writing for Bliss: A Seven-Step Plan for Telling Your Story and Transforming Your Life” Book Signing, 4 to 6 p.m. Author Diana Raab launches her new book, which explores the process of writing a compelling narrative about life-changing experiences. Mystic Journey, 1624 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice. Free. (310) 399-7070; mysticjourneybookstore.com POP in the Park, 5 to 6:30 p.m. Pacific Opera Project hosts this opera

for everyone concert featuring recognizable arias, duos and melodies from famous operas. Reed Park, 1133 7th St., Santa Monica. Free. smgov.net “Mass Incarceration and the Global Rise of Authoritarian Capitalism,” 7 to 9:30 p.m. The Los Angeles Coalition for Peace, Revolution and Social Justice hosts a panel of Latino, African-American and Middle-Eastern educators and activists to discuss the prison-industrial complex, political prisoners in the Middle East and why racist authoritarian capitalism is on the rise globally today. Los Angeles Peace Center, 3916 Sepulveda Blvd., Culver City. Free. (310) 409-3932; cprsj.wordpress.com

Sunday, Sept. 24 Quilts from the Heart, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Charity group Quilts from the Heart hosts a one-time sale of vintage quilts and tops at the Santa Monica Flea Market at Santa Monica Airport, 3050 Airport Ave., Santa Monica. santamonicaairportantiquemarket.com Aqua Aerobics, 8:15 and 9:30 a.m. Sundays. Build strength and endurance during the early shallow-water (Continued on page 32)

Nevertheless, She Persisted

Bettye LaVette has earned her place on the mantle of soul divas Bettye LaVette is all about perseverance. And interpretation. That is her calling card, the thing that makes her singing akin to songwriting. By the time her imperiously ravaged vocals have finished excavating unimagined depths of emotion from a song, it has been, well and truly, righteously sung. Not even Pete Townshend understood what “Love, Reign O’er Me” could mean until he heard LaVette’s electric inhabitation of the lyric during a 2008 Who tribute at the Kennedy Center. Born Betty Jo Haskins in 1946 to parents who sold corn liquor and loved soul and gospel, the Detroit native grew up fast, recording her first single at 16 and hitting the road with R&B luminaries like Ben E. King and Otis Redding. She made singles throughout the 1960s, until Atlantic signed her in 1972 for what was to be her career-changing first album. When it was abruptly shelved, she kept on singing — in grungy dives, on Broadway, wherever she could. Not until 2005 did her career achieve liftoff, thanks to producer Joe Henry pairing her with A-grade material by songwriters such as Fiona Apple,

Photo by Carol Friedman

South Bay Expo + Sip & Savor, 5:30 to 9 p.m. El Segundo Chamber of Commerce hosts an evening of synergy and socializing. Sip & Savor features wine, craft beer, small plate and dessert tastings. Meet with business professionals and win raffle prizes. Automobile Driving Museum, 610 Lairport St., El Segundo. $10. (310) 322-1220; elsegundochamber.com

Afterburn event, bringing together art cars from the world famous desert festival, a lineup of hip musical acts and the creativity of Venice Beach to Windward Plaza, 1 Windward Ave., Venice. Free. www.veniceafterburn.com

Bettye LaVette can find unparalleled emotional depth in a lyric Dolly Parton, Sinead O’Connor and Lucinda Williams. In the wake of its tremendous critical acclaim, Rhino released her “lost” 1972 album, “Child of the Seventies.” Sleek and poised onstage, the resilient LaVette isn’t one for looking backward, her 2012 autobiography “A Woman Like Me” notwithstanding. She recently signed with new management at Gold Village, and wowed audiences at last week’s AmericanaFest in Nashville despite having a cold.

With Grammy nominations and Rhythm & Blues Foundation Awards to her credit, she’s finally receiving her due as a soul diva on par with Aretha. — Bliss Bowen Bettye LaVette performs at 7:30 p.m. Thursday (Sept. 28) at The Broad Stage, 1310 11th St., Santa Monica. Tickets are $60 to $105. Call (310) 434-3200 or visit thebroadstage.com.


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The Toledo Show, 9:30 p.m. This long-running cabaret show continues to shake up Sunday nights at Harvelle’s, 1432 4th St., Santa Monica. $10 plus a two-drink minimum. (310) 395-1676; santamonica.harvelles.com

Monday, Sept. 25 LAX Chamber of Commerce Protectors’ Luncheon, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The LAX Coastal Chamber honors more than 50 local heroes from the LAPD Pacific Division, Marina del Rey Sheriff’s Station, California Highway Patrol, L.A. County Lifeguards, U.S. Coastguard, LAX Police Department and city and county firefighters. This year’s keynote speaker is L.A. Rams Chief Operating Officer Kevin Demoff. Renaissance Los Angeles Airport Hotel, 9620 Airport Blvd., Westchester. $60 members; $70 non-members. (310) 645-5151; laxcoastal.com Meditation & Self-Inquiry, 4:30 p.m. Meditation and discussion to help participants reconnect with the depth of their own presence and rediscover the joy and ease of simple being. Venice Abbot Kinney Memorial Branch Library, 501 S. Venice Blvd., Venice. Free. (310) 821-1769; lapl.org Activist Support Circle, 6 to 8 p.m. Activist Support Circle is an ongoing and open support group for progressive activists to help guard against activist burnout. Longtime anti-nuclear activist and “Solartopia Green Power & Wellness Hour” radio host Harvey Wasserman speaks about energy, the environment and grassroots politics. UnUrban Café, 3301 Pico Blvd., Santa

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Laughtears Salon, 6 to 9 p.m. Politics, art, culture discussion. Café Pier, 212 Pier Ave., Santa Monica. Free. (310) 306-7330; laughtears.com Salsa Night, 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. World champion dance instructor Cristian Oviedo leads a beginner salsa class from 8 to 9 p.m. and a beginner bachata lesson from 9 to 10 p.m. followed by live music and social dancing until 2 a.m. West End, 1301 5th St., Santa Monica. $12. 21+. (310) 451-2221; facebook.com/westendsalsa

Tuesday, Sept. 26 Daybreaker 3rd Anniversary, 6:30 to 8:30 a.m. This sunrise dance party celebrates Daybreaker’s anniversary with dancing, deejays, live music and a delicious breakfast at a secret Westside location to be revealed online. $25. daybreaker.com LAX Chamber of Commerce Speed Networking, 7:45 to 9 a.m. Before you start your workday, speed network in three-to five-minute intervals with the LAX Coastal community over coffee and treats. LAX Coastal Chamber, 9100 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Ste. 210, Westchester. Free for members; $10 non-members. (310) 645-5151; laxcoastal.com LAX Chamber of Commerce Construction & Infrastructure Group, 8 to 9:30 a.m. Join the group for their inaugural meeting as Los Angeles World Airports Supply Services Manager Jamaal Avilez gives an overview of the status, procurement

The Venice arts community regroups after Burning Man for the Venice Art Crawl’s two-day Venice Afterburn celebration, featuring art installations and other creative happenings along the boardwalk. SEE FRIDAY, SEPT. 22. process and estimated timeline for several LAX projects. LAX Coastal Chamber, 9100 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Ste 210, Westchester. Free; RSVP required. (310) 645-5151; laxcoastal.com Artistry Jazz Series: Eric Hirschhorn, 9 p.m. This local cocktail lounge on the lower level of one of the state’s oldest Victorian homes serves retro drinks, light bites and live jazz. This week Eric Hirschhorn brings his saxophone to perform some original modern jazz tunes. Basement Tavern, 2640 Main St., Santa Monica. No cover. (310) 396-2469; basementtavern.com Tuesday Night Jazz, 9:15 p.m. Every Tuesday night The Julian Coryell Trio hard grooves for two sets of organ trio

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Wednesday, Sept. 27 Playa Venice Sunrise Rotary Club, 7:15 a.m. Wednesdays. Make connections and discover ways to give back to your community while having breakfast at Whiskey Red’s, 13813 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey. $25. Call Brady Connell at (323) 459-1932 for reservations; playavenice.org Venice Baby and Toddler Storytime, 10:30 a.m. Nurture a love of the library and learn about the five early (Continued on page 34)

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Lizzy Kimball and Darrell Larson in “The Dance of Death” Street Dance: Versa-Style @ The Broad Stage This L.A. based hip-hop troupe dedicated to dance, education and social change presents a blend of popping, locking and Latin/Afro-Cuban dance styles in their show “Box of Hope.” One performance only: 7:30 p.m. Saturday (Sept. 23) @ The Broad

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Stage, 1310 11th St., Santa Monica. $35+. (310) 434-3200; thebroadstage.org French Absurdist:“The Madwoman of Chaillot” @ The Edye Santa Monica Rep reads from Jean Giraudoux’s poetic and comic play about a prospector, a broker and a

president who discover oil beneath the streets of Paris and the eccentric Madwoman of Chaillot who becomes a core of common sense and goodness in a greedy world. One performance only: 4 p.m. Sunday (Sept. 24) at The Edye, 1310 11th St., Santa Monica. $25. (310) 434-3200; thebroadstage.org A Strange Pilgrimage:“A Desert Fugue” @ City Garage This reading of Charles Green’s whimsical play follows a nihilistic cowboy as he encounters gunslingers, fortune tellers and rodeo clowns on a psycho-spiritual journey to rescue his captured fiancé. One performance only: 8 p.m. Monday (Sept. 25) at City Garage, Bergamot Station T-1, 2525 Michigan Ave., Santa Monica. Free, but RSVP to citygarage@citygarage.org. (310) 453-9939; citygarage.org Depth & Devotion:“A Love Affair” @ Santa Monica Playhouse Jerry Mayer’s comedy examines the ups and downs of a 38-year mar-

riage, from the successes and disappointments to the traumas, sex, children and everything else in between. Now playing at 7:30 p.m. Saturdays and 3:30 p.m. Sundays through Nov. 19 at Santa Monica Playhouse, 1211 4th St., Santa Monica. $35. (310) 394-9779; santamonicaplayhouse.com Tortured Souls: “The Dance of Death” @ Odyssey Theatre On an isolated island, a military captain named Edgar and his wife Alice live a bitter life at each other’s throats. Tensions rise as their 25th anniversary approaches and Alice’s cousin Kurt arrives, becoming tangled in their fierce battle of wills. Now playing at 8 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Wednesdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through Nov. 19 at Odyssey Theatre, 2055 S. Sepulveda Blvd., West L.A. $25 to $34. (310) 477-2055, ext. 2; odysseytheatre.com


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Thursday, Sept. 28 LAX Coastal Chamber Networking@ Breakfast, 8 to 9:30 a.m. This networking event provides a chance for business leaders to mingle, network and learn about the local chamber over a hot breakfast at The Coffee Company, 8751 La Tijera Blvd., Westchester. $22 members; $35 non-members. (310) 645-5151; laxcoastal.com Save the Reefs, Save the Oceans Gala 2017, 6 p.m. Celebrate reefs and oceans at this party on the sand, featuring music by Maria de la Vega and The Wayward Five, unique auction items, delicious food, complimentary cocktails and a chance to meet Reef Check honorees. Jonathan Club, 850 Palisades Beach Road, Santa Monica. $250 to $1,000. reefcheck.org “The State of Our Sport and What We Know About the Next America’s Cup,” 7 p.m. Join fellow boaters and yachting enthusiasts for an informative discussion and presentation by Sailing Illustrated founder and publisher Tom Ehman on what’s happening with yacht racing and what’s going on for the America’s Cup #36. California Yacht Club, 4469 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey. (310) 823-4567; reservations@calyachtclub.net Sofar Sounds: El Segundo, 8:15 to 10:30 p.m. A carefully curated set of live music, kept secret until showtime, at a secret location in El Segundo. Get instructions at sofarsounds.com

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