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Fatal crash into airport hangar renews calls for runway protection By Gary Walker A twin engine Cessna Citation 525A jet landed at Santa Monica Airport Sept. 29 and immediately skidded into an airport hanger, killing the passengers inside the airplane and causing an explosion at the general aviation airfield. The jet, which left Hailey, ID the day of the crash, was transporting Morley Builders President and CEO Mark Benjamin and his son Luke, whose office is on Ocean Park Boulevard near the airport. Morley Builders Vice President Charles Muttillo appeared to acknowledge that Benjamin and his son were on board the airplane. “We are heartbroken at the loss of Mark Benjamin and his son Lucas in a tragic accident,” Muttillo said in a statement obtained by The Argonaut on Oct. 2. “Mark has been our president and CEO since 1981 and Luke was a senior project engineer. We are proud to be associated with the company that Mark’s family founded. “He had a profound influence on each

of our employees, the Southern California landscape, our local community, and the construction industry. We are committed to building on his legacy.” Morley Builders is a Santa Monicabased company that provides general contracting and concrete services. Among the major projects that the company has worked on in the city is the Santa Monica Main Library. The airplane crashed into an airport hangar after going off the right side of the runway at approximately 6:20 p.m., causing the structure to fall onto the plane, which was then engulfed in flames. Santa Monica Fire Department officials, who responded to the accident, said the blaze spread to two other hangars. Four hangars in all were damaged by the fire. “There are no survivors in that hangar or in the plane,” Santa Monica Fire Department Capt. John Nevandro told CBS News. “It was impossible to get in (the hangar). It was collapsing when we got there.” FOUR PASSENGERS were believed to be onboard a Cessna Citation 525A jet Nevandro called it an “unsurvivable (Continued on page 10) that crashed at Santa Monica Airport Sept. 29 there were no reported survivors . PHOTO by Jorge M. Vargas, JR

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Scientists testify on effects of lead in children living near airports By Gary Walker Scientists from a variety of different backgrounds and pilots who fly out of Santa Monica Airport testified at a hearing held by state Sen. Ted Lieu (D-Marina del Rey) in Westchester Sept. 18 addressing air quality and how lead can alter the human body. High levels of lead have been found in neighborhoods adjacent to general aviation airfields, various studies have shown, and scientists say the compound can have deleterious effects on those who live near these airports. Lieu, the chairman of the state Senate Select Committee on Air Quality, represents communities that are home to airports including Hawthorne and Torrance, and Mar Vista, which

borders Santa Monica Airport. Assemblyman Steven Bradford (D-Westchester), whose district includes Los Angeles International Airport, joined Lieu to hear from the pilots’ representatives as well as from the scientists and the public. The hearing was designed to give legislators as well as the public an opportunity to learn about pollution effects from aviation fuel. Aviation gas, or av gas, contains lead and approximately 75 percent of all small airplanes use this fuel. Lieu said he was alarmed to learn about the effects that lead can have on children. Rebecca Anthopolos, a statistician for Children’s Environmental Health Initiative School of Natural

Resources and Environment at the University of Michigan, said via video conference that high levels of lead can cause youngsters to lose IQ points. “That was very troubling,” said Lieu, who has two young sons under the age of 10. Asked by Lieu if she thinks the results of her study would be the same at other general aviation airports, including Santa Monica, Anthopolos replied, “I would think that our study would have the same results.” The scientists who were invited to speak added to prior testimony given at a Dec. 8, 2011 air quality hearing that Lieu held in West Los Angeles. A study by UCLA professor Suzanne Paulson released in (Continued on page 5)


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So much for spiny lobster season

As the third annual GLOW event took place Sept. 28 at the Santa Monica Pier, there is another annual gathering occurring. That is the continuation of the 2013 California Spiny Lobster Season. The state has gone to great lengths to provide a management system through its California Recreational Spiny Lobster Report Card Program for all anglers who wish to enjoy this sport with their families and friends. Unfortunately, for the second year in a row there seems to be an individual or two at the harbor master’s office on the end of the pier who tend to get hammer-happy and change the locations of the fishing areas. Recently, I brought my gear and headed to my favorite spot, on the southeast side of the pier, top level, in the corner. What greeted me for this final summer night of hoop netting for the delicious stone crabs? A steel barricade,

some caution tape, and our old sign, “No Fishing Between the Arrows,” which had been moved off of the eastern railing all together and placed onto the front side of the pier, effectively eliminating all fishing from that corner. In dismay, I set up nearby and had barely flung a hoop out into the sea when down trotted a uniformed officer who was very quick to inquire who was fishing nearby. He then proceeded to tell me that the corner was a “no fishing zone” and questioned my reading ability in regards to the sign. At this point I wondered out loud, ‘why is this a no fishing zone?’ He said it is the law. When I asked if this was part of the state, county or local law, he hesitated. Genuinely curious, I asked again and was informed it was a local ordinance. So my inquiry to the powers that be was when did the city of Santa Monica decide to give the Harbor Patrol full use of the entire east side of the top deck of the Santa Monica fishing pier? I further VOL 43, NO 40

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wonder after seeing all of the room in the ocean for the Harbor Patrol to launch their boats, would they need to ban fishing from the front? Do the boat captains need to do a forward 90-degree turn directly in front of the pier to go out on their emergency and rescue missions? If that much room is needed, they best spend time on boating lessons rather than rehanging signs for what seems like a punitive purpose for those of us who love to come to the pier for recreational crab hoop netting year round and the six-month spiny lobster season which commenced this past weekend. Fraser D. Graham Los Angeles

Construction traffic madness

Re: “Marina construction traffic headaches,” (Argonaut letters, Sept. 19). I couldn’t agree more with the letter writer regarding the construction on Admiralty Way (and Via Marina) in Marina del Rey. There is simply no consideration for drivers in the method and design of the various projects in the Marina. Recently, it took five minutes just to get out of the Ralphs parking lot at Mindanao Way because the entire right lane of traffic was closed for cars heading west. So cars had to turn right from Admiralty Way onto Mindanao from the left lane. Since the distance on Mindanao from Admiralty to Lincoln Boulevard is so short, that street was jammed, causing a domino effect onto Admiralty. Driving east on Admiralty recently,

the right lane was closed for some distance and then suddenly the left lane was closed, causing cars to perform like slalom skiers. Anyone turning into the library had to turn from the left lane, causing major back-ups. The representative from the county Department of Public Works who is in charge of this project has obviously never driven on Admiralty Way, Washington Boulevard or any other artery in the area. This is a totally uncoordinated plan, which has resulted in traffic chaos. One of the plans is to have two left-turn lanes onto Mindanao from Admiralty instead of one - why? With one left-turn lane now, traffic can block Admiralty because of the short space to Lincoln. Why are these lanes closed on weekends when there is no construction taking place? Does anyone study traffic patterns to decide how to do this work in a logical and reasonable fashion? Can this process be any less chaotic than it is now?  This is unfair and unreasonable to the residents and visitors in the area, but the county people don’t seem to care or notice. Let’s put them behind the wheel for a while and see if they don’t figure out some reasonable new plan to make it smoother. Ron Gregg Marina del Rey

Visual excitement in Westchester

With the sad news that the Proud Bird restaurant in Westchester may close, something must be done to preserve the planes that line the restaurant grounds.

Westchester could use some visual excitement. The Loyola Theater is neglected and a sad reminder of its past glory. The Office Depot store is an affront to Westchester – it’s extremely ugly and turns its back to Sepulveda Boulevard. If the Proud Bird closes, which I hope is not the case, those planes could be moved throughout Westchester to reflect the area’s very rich aviation history. Right now, Sepulveda makes Westchester just another drive-through town. There is no character, there is no visual excitement. Westchester also needs to acknowledge that it was a place of very unique history - the Endeavour space shuttle was parked in Westchester and rolled down its streets. How many cities in the world have that as their history? Yet, the parking lot where the shuttle was parked has no reference whatsoever to this monumental event. It’s just another boring parking lot in a city of parking lots. Maybe the corporate folk at Office Depot could make some small amends for their ugly building and ignoring Westchester by hanging on the side of the building facing Sepulveda a large replica of the space shuttle with a large plaque noting the significance of the Endeavour in Westchester. Now that would grab the attention of the hundreds of thousands Los Angeles International Airport patrons breezing through Westchester on Sepulveda Boulevard. That would be exciting, and would be a tremendous historical marker. Matthew Hetz Westchester (Letters continued on page 9)

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2009 found a high level of lead in ultrafine particulates at Santa Monica Airport, primarily east of the airfield near Mar Vista and West Los Angeles. And in July that same year, a study by the United States Environmental Protection Agency cited high levels of lead in the bloodstreams of minors who live near airports in North Carolina. UCLA professor of environmental sciences Dr. John R. Froines, who was part of the first panel of scientists to present their findings before the select committee, has published a scientific analysis on ultrafine particles and how they can enter lung tissue and remain there for long periods of time. According to his analysis, airborne particulate matter can increase asthma and other respiratory diseases in children, can decrease lung function and development in children and cause cardiovascular disease in adults. Dr. Fokion Egolfopoulos, a University of Southern California professor from the Department of Aerospace and Engineering, said due to the makeup of most airplane engines, it could be a difficult task to change how an airplane engine can function without leaded gasoline. “It will not be easy,” he warned. “In my opinion, if anybody promises that they will be able to deliver a better (airplane) gasoline tomorrow that will operate at an octane number higher than 130, you should be very skeptical.” Representatives from the South Coast Air Quality Management District also made a presentation to the committee. The Federal Aviation Administration regulates aviation gasoline and is working with manufacturers on a new type of fuel for airplanes, including alternatives to aviation gas. The Airplane Owners and Pilots Association was represented by John Pfeiffer. “Our organization continues to be committed to the transition to a cleaner, unleaded gasoline,” Pfeiffer told the

JOHN PFEIFFER, representing the Airplane Owners and Pilots Association, joined several scientists who spoke at an air quality hearing in Westchester hosted by state Sen. Ted Lieu (D-Marina del Rey) last month.

committee. The FAA responded to a letter sent by Lieu regarding aviation gasoline, listing four initiatives that the agency believes can assist in developing a replacement for aviation gas. One of the initiatives is an agency performance metric that states that a “replacement fuel for leaded aviation gasoline is available by 2018 that is useable by most general aviation aircraft.” Additionally, the 2012 FAA Modernization and Reform Act

“One of the things that I learned is that there is no safe level of lead for children to have in their system. The more that we find out about lead, the more serious this becomes.” — Sen. Ted Lieu

established an unleaded gasoline research and development program and private sector companies have applied for supplemental type certificates for specific piston engine and airframe models to operate with unleaded fuel formulations, wrote FAA Assistant Administrator for Policy, International Affairs and Environment Julie Oettinger. Many of the pilots who spoke at the Sept. 18 hearing said they were willing to do whatever was necessary to make the airport as safe as possible and focused on the state’s requirement to have lead in the fuel their planes use. One pilot who lives in Santa Monica, John Rosenberg, encouraged Lieu to continue to investigate different strategies regarding aviation gasoline and how to make it less harmful to residents, but to make certain that any conclusions his committee reaches should be based on science and not emotion. “We share the same concerns of everyone else in the community, so there is nothing short of an intense effort to find a way to be the least impactful as possible on the environment and on the community,” he said. “When you’re dealing with policies that govern health, you have to get it right,” Rosenberg told The Argonaut after the hearing. “Because you can do a substantial amount of harm if that policy is based on anecdotal testimony and emotion.” Lieu noted that because the FAA regulates aviation gasoline, federal

intervention will be needed at some point. Rep. Henry Waxman (D- Venice), who also represents portions of Santa Monica and Playa del Rey, wrote a letter last year to FAA Acting Administrator Michael Huerta. “General aviation fuel now accounts for half of the lead emissions in the United States. It is a major concern for residents living near the Santa Monica Airport,” Waxman wrote. “The FAA says it has a plan for a new fuel to be available in a decade or so, but there are unleaded alternatives available now for the vast majority of small aircraft.  “The FAA needs to do more to promote their use.  We need to get the lead out today.” Lieu said there were some troublesome revelations that he took away from the hearing. “One of the things that I learned is that there is no safe level of lead for children to have in their system,” the senator told The Argonaut the day after the hearing. “The more that we find out about lead, the more serious this becomes.” Martin Rubin, director of the antiairport pollution group Concerned Residents Against Airport Pollution, also testified before the committee. The senator said testimony and data compiled from the hearings that he has held will be submitted to the FAA and to Waxman and Rep. Janice Hahn, whose district includes Mar Vista. § Gary@ArgonautNews.com. October 3, 2013 THE ARGONAUT PAGE 5


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LMU trustees set to remove elective abortion option from insurance coverage

LOYOLA MARYMOUNT UNIVERSITY’S Board of Trustees will convene Monday, Oct. 7 to decide whether or not to eliminate elective abortion coverage from their employees’ healthcare plans.

By Gary Walker A decision to eliminate a critical provision of their employees’ healthcare has ignited an issue that has the potential to become a political firestorm on the campus of Loyola Marymount University. The Jesuit university’s Board of Trustees announced two months ago that it had decided to no longer include elective abortion care in the university’s healthcare package, a move that has infuriated and shocked members of the university’s faculty. “We are writing to inform you of a change in LMU’s health benefits coverage regarding elective abortions and to correct some misrepresentations that have been reported about how this change occurred,” wrote Kathleen Hannon Aikenhead, chair of the Board of Trustees, to the school’s faculty and employees in an Aug. 15 letter. The board will meet on Monday, Oct. 7 to make its final decision. “Dating back to at least 1988 and the presidency of Father James Loughran, S.J., the question of insurance coverage for elective abortions has been an ongoing concern at LMU,” Hannon Aikenhead wrote.  “Consistent with our mission as a Catholic university, we have inquired on several occasions since then about our ability to exclude such coverage from our group health plans. “Until very recently, each time we inquired about the ability to exclude this coverage, we were informed by our healthcare consultants and carriers that we could not exclude this coverage from our health plans,” Hannon Aikenhead

continued. “Last fall, we again inquired and received a similar negative response from our consultants about both of our healthcare plans - Anthem and Kaiser.  “The reason given was that both insurers were restricted from doing so based upon their approved fully insured contracts on file with the California Department of Insurance and the Department of Managed Care.” The chair of the trustees said in her letter that until recently, the university was notified that the information it had received in response to a fall 2012 inquiry was inaccurate.  “In fact, without informing either our healthcare consultant or the university, Anthem had already removed this specific coverage from its LMU plan effective Jan. 1, 2013,” Hannon Aikenhead wrote. “Further, Kaiser has now agreed to exclude this coverage from our Kaiser plan effective Jan. 1, 2014.” LMU professor Anna Muraco described the change to the healthcare policy as “sudden and unnerving.” “I wasn’t aware that (removing the elective abortion coverage) had ever been considered,” Muraco told The Argonaut. “It’s unnerving because I fear that it signals that there may be other possible issues that are involved (in this decision).” The debate of whether the university should continue to provide elective abortion coverage to its employees is taking place against the politically charged backdrop of the beginning of the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, as well a spate of Catholic universities

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for convincing the university to drop its abortion coverage, calling him a “faithful Catholic professor.” Hanink, who teaches philosophy but according to the university’s website is currently on sabbatical, wrote in July to California Catholic Daily, a conservative website, to express his apparent disappointment in July after learning that the university’s insurance policy covered abortion. “It appears that LMU, at a time when religious freedom is at risk, has done nothing of a public nature to contest what amounts to an abortion mandate,” Hanink wrote. Muraco said one of her biggest concerns about the board’s plan is what she calls workplace equity.

“If women cannot control their reproductive lives, then there is not workplace equity.”

typically is in charge of these decisions. “On campus, normally we have a comprehensive benefits committee that exists to handle these situations,” she said. Hannon Aikenhead said the elective abortion change is the only component of the insurance package that will be eliminated. All other women’s health-related procedures will remain in “full effect,” she added. Muraco thinks the board’s impending policy decision is not in line with the Jesuit tradition of social justice. “There cannot be social justice without reproductive (coverage),” she countered. Muraco said that if the trustees move forward with their decision to eliminate abortion coverage, she would entertain seeking legal counsel to reverse the decision. “I would not be against filing some sort of legal action,” the professor said. “The fact that the university seems to be able to dabble in our healthcare sets a very dangerous precedent.”§ Gary@ArgonautNews.com

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around the nation considering or eliminating contraceptive or abortion coverage. Muraco, who teaches sociology, believes it also is a continuation of a national debate regarding abortion and other legal reproductive rights in general, as several states, primarily in the South and the Midwest, are passing laws that are severely restricting abortions as well as access to clinics where women’s healthcare is provided, such as Planned Parenthood. California has some of the nation’s most progressive choice laws. “Why are we still having these conversations?” Muraco asked. Catholic Education Daily, a website operated by the Cardinal Newman Society, a Catholic nonprofit organization that often partners with conservative organizations and claims to “promote and defend faithful Catholic teaching,” credits LMU professor James Hanink

“If women cannot control their reproductive lives, then there is not workplace equity,” the professor explained. Muraco views health insurance as a type of supplement to her income and said it could be even more difficult on lower paid staff members who depend on their health coverage for their family planning and reproductive needs. Hannon Aikenhead said in her letter that removing the elective abortion provision is a part of the Jesuit school’s deeply held precepts. “The decision to exclude this coverage, once it became possible, flows directly from our values as a Catholic university in the Jesuit/Marymount traditions,” she acknowledged. “This change will be thoroughly discussed by the entire Board of Trustees at the October board meeting.” Muraco is troubled by what she says is the board’s decision to leapfrog a committee that

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Santa Monica puts wheels in motion for bikeshare system By Vince Echavaria In a move to continue expanding efforts to support transportation by bicycle, the Santa Monica City Council is advancing a plan to establish a bikeshare system in the city. The council voted 5-1 Sept. 24 to accept a $500,000 grant from the South Coast Air Quality Management District for the bikeshare system and to begin the process for selecting a program operator. Bikesharing, which has been implemented in other cities across the nation and in cities throughout Europe, allows people who pay for the service to access bicycles for shared use from various stations on a short-term basis. The Santa Monica system, which staff said could be one of the first in Los Angeles County, would begin with approximately 375 bicycles stored at up to 35 stations at certain locations throughout the city. Users could rent a bike for a short-distance trip in the city or surrounding areas and either return the bike to another station or the original pick-up location. The council additionally voted to explore the use of streets, sidewalks and other city property for station sites. Santa Monica, which is the only local city that has capital funding allocated for the program, has received over $2 million in grant funding and completed preliminary research and analysis of other

programs. Hoping to work with other Westside cities and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to coordinate the bikesharing across jurisdictions, the city is pursuing extending a grant requirement for a December deadline for awarding the bikeshare contract. Councilman Kevin McKeown, who says he has taken part in bikeshare systems in other U.S. cities as well as Europe and seen them be effective, believes that the program can also be successful in Santa Monica and the Los Angeles region. “Given our great weather and flat terrain, a regional bikesharing program on the Westside of Los Angeles is guaranteed to be a success,” the councilman predicted. “The convenience of a cheap readily available bike for short trips, where you can pick it up nearby and leave it for someone else to use at the other end, makes climbing in your car a bad second choice. Those who need cars can still use them, but lunchtime errands, jaunts to the beach, and a refreshing ride to dinner all become healthier options that don’t pollute the air or clog our streets with cars.” McKeown noted that the city is “uniquely positioned” to move forward with such a plan because it has already received funding and approved a Bicycle

Action Plan. During the bike plan process, residents called for bikesharing as a way to reduce car trips, and the plan identifies bikeshare as one of its high priority projects for implementation. While the bikeshare concept has received strong support from the community, city staff noted that the system could have an estimated operating deficit between $453,000 and $614,000 annually. According to staff, the program is not fully funded by user fees but the city could attempt to cover the shortfall through sponsorship or advertising. In response, the council voted to seek potential funding for the anticipated operating deficit through sponsorship and possible advertising revenue. But Councilman Bob Holbrook, the sole vote against advancing the bikeshare effort, said he has reservations about the city seeking sponsorships related to the program. “I don’t know how we would ever sort this out, and I’m not sure I want to sell Santa Monica to the highest sponsor,” Holbrook said. Bicycle advocates who spoke at the council meeting offered praise for the proposal to implement bikeshare stations across the city. “I think Santa Monica has an important role in the region to get this started,” said Ron Durgin, who works with the Bike Center, calling it a

“tremendous opportunity.” Cynthia Rose of the bike advocacy group Santa Monica Spoke said it’s important that a system is in place throughout the region and the city is ready to move forward on such a plan. “In my view, bikeshare can’t come fast enough,” Rose said. City Recreation and Parks Commission chair Phil Brock said bikesharing “works and works well around the world. I think if we establish a system, other cities will now follow.” Some council members concurred on the need to have a coordinated system throughout the region, allowing for users to take advantage of extending their trips to other points of interest in surrounding communities. “I think a regional approach to bikeshare is really important,” Councilwoman Gleam Davis said. Davis, along with McKeown, believes that having Santa Monica lead the way with the bike program will inspire other municipalities to join the ride. “I’d like to be the city that made it happen, and I think we’re capable of being that city for Southern California,” said McKeown, who noted he helped convince the Westside Council of Governments to seek bikeshare options for the entire Westside. § Vince@ArgonautNews.com

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Freeway name game

Re: “Environmentalists’ push to rename Marina Freeway results in council motion,” (Argonaut, Sept. 12). Might as well rename the Marina Freeway, since soon there will no longer be a Marina. The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has seen to it that Marina del Rey will no longer exist and simply be an extension of Los Angeles. See how long the powers that be allow the “Ballona” - how do you pronounce that? - Wetlands to breathe fresh air into our environment. When that ends, will the next name submitted for the freeway be “Asthma?” “Emphysema?” “Lung Cancer?” Roslyn E. Walker Marina del Rey

The cost of street upkeep

Sanitation trucks working the alleys are destroying the asphalt pavement in this area. The current cost is high for alley collections after already doing the containers in the streets. The future cost is too high to replace asphalt paving not built for 25-ton trucks. Imagine the uproar when the city must rebuild - and charge -residents a special assessment! Peter Griswold Venice

Protecting ‘niches of casual comfort’

There are tide pools, and then there are urban tide pools - little city niches of casual comfort and intimate human exchange that a sprawling metropolis like L.A. needs to be aware of and protect, as much as wildlife lovers protect endangered species. The Mermaid Cafe, across from Mothers Beach in Marina del Rey, was one of those precious urban tide pools. It needed conserving and protecting against the siren call of higher tax dollars and inane land lease developers. The Mermaid (a 34-year vestige of the Marina’s gentler years) paid the price of being tucked into the same building that L.A. Fitness occupied - a building reportedly slated for demolition in the near future; a decently scaled building that will give way to multi-story apartments and indecently priced condos. It’s all the brain child of yet another deep-pocketed developer who could care less about ecological sustainability or a psychological and physical refuge to thousands of common citizens. It’s this inordinate control(of one individual with a monopoly complex) over our community’s well-being that cuts deep into the group psyche - and turns the gentle sweetness of fall’s beginning into a bitter urge for righteous retribution. My Uncle Fred’s People’s Revolutionary Party suddenly becomes a sane option. Dean James Loomos Venice

A watchful eye on cyclists, skaters

I’d like to point out a situation that is rapidly getting out of control in the Venice-Marina del Rey area. The number of people using bicycles and skateboards for local transportation is growing tremendously and that is clearly positive for many reasons. However, many of these people are allegedly flagrant violators of virtually all traffic laws and common sense. They dart in and out of side streets without looking, make last minute turns without any signal or warning, ignore red lights or stop signs, and generally ride as if they own the road or are impervious to harm. With the addition of the new law

that requires drivers to give bicyclists a 3-foot cushion, the situation will get even worse. It’s only a matter of time till one of these folks gets seriously hurt or killed - and no matter what the circumstances - the car driver will be blamed. For everyone’s good, the Los Angeles Police Department needs to get tougher with bicycle and skateboard riders in enforcing traffic laws when they use our public streets. I have called the LAPD Pacific division to ask for attention to this matter. Hopefully others will do the same. Dave Eisner

Santa Monica Airport nuisance

Santa Monica Airport is a toxic

polluting mess with loud, stinky jets that land on a dangerous and too short a runway. For them to have an open house with kids creating art out of recycled earth-friendly material is an outright joke. The airport is a major polluter. Many want it closed and a new earthfriendly park built for all to enjoy, not just the rich jet-setters (most of whom do not even live here). It is time to get the facts straight and for Santa Monica to realize that the so-called “green city” is just a bunch hogwash. The city also loses tons of money running the airport, at the cost to the taxpayer. Close it down and stop pretending it is an attribute to the city.

We deserve to breathe fresh air and have conversations without loud jets disturbing our lives. Jane Blaize

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crash.” Santa Monica Deputy City Manager Kate Vernez thanked the city’s fire department for its response. “We praise the Santa Monica Fire Department’s quick response to the scene,” Vernez said in statement. “The fire department arrived within three minutes of the initial call from the airport. The fire was knocked down within 50 minutes from the time of the first arriving unit.” Due to the hangar falling onto the Cessna, the victims

could not be immediately removed from the aircraft. “The National Transportation Safety Board is conducting a full investigation of the accident and will release a report,” Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor told The Argonaut the day after the accident. “We have no information yet on the cause of the accident. “No emergency was declared prior to the accident.” Officials from the national safety board held a press conference near the 25th Street gate of the airport Sept. 30.

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Santa Monica fire captain says accident was an ‘unsurvivable crash’ Authorities said at least four bodies were recovered from the wreckage Oct. 1. Residents of nearby Sunset Park have been lobbying the FAA for years to install runway safety protection at the end of the runway, which is less than 250 feet from residential neighborhoods. The crash was less than 150 from some homes in the Sunset Park neighborhood near Clover Park. Rep. Henry Waxman (DVenice), whose district also includes Santa Monica, wrote a letter to FAA Administrator

MORLEY BUILDERS, a Santa Monica construction company, announced Oct. 2 that its president and CEO Mark Benjamin was on board the airplane that crashed at Santa Monica Airport. There were three other passengers in the plane, including Benjamin's son, Luke.

Michael Huerta requesting immediate action to address safety conditions at the airport in the wake of the accident. “The people of Santa Monica – and especially those living next to the airport – deserve your full attention. They have been warning for years that the airport is an accident waiting to happen,” Waxman wrote. “The tragic crash on Sunday illustrates how inadequate safety measures jeopardize the surrounding community and endanger pilots and passengers.” Cathy Larson, a Sunset Park resident, referenced a statement by a judge during a legal action initiated by Santa Monica several years ago when the city was seeking to ban certain types of jet aircraft at the city-owned airport for safety reasons. The jurist, Larson recalled, listed the fact that there had never been an accident involving a jet at the airport as one of the reasons not to allow the ban to remain in place. “Well, now we have one,” said Larson, who does not live near the site of the accident. The congressman referenced the presumed deaths of Benjamin and his son and offered his condolences. “It’s reported that the victims were a father and son who owned a successful construction business in Santa Monica. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of the victims,” he said.     Santa Monica Councilman Kevin McKeown said there will PAGE 10 THE ARGONAUT October 3, 2013

be time to discuss runway safety and the future of the general aviation airfield after the families of the victims of the crash have had time to bury their loved ones. “We haven’t yet recovered the bodies and mourned the dead,” he noted. “When our sadness passes and we return to the airport’s future, the facts of this week’s crash and what it may reveal about neighborhood safety will be part of the information on which we base thoughtful and achievable goals in a highly complex legal and regulatory context.” President and CEO of the Santa Monica History Museum Louise Gabriel was saddened to hear about reports of the deaths of Benjamin and his son. “I was deeply saddened to learn that Mark Benjamin and his son Luke lost their lives in the horrific plane crash at Santa Monica Airport,” she said. “Santa Monica has lost one of its finest and most noble citizens. Mark was a generous contributor to a number of worthy causes, which included education and nonprofit organizations.” The fatal accident came three days before an organization that proposes turning the airport into a public park after the city’s agreement with the FAA expires in 2015 was scheduled to meet Thursday, Oct. 3. FAA officials contend that the agreement expires in 2023. § Gary@ArgonautNews.com.


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‘Rainbow’ coalition ‘The Wizard of Oz’ lyricist Yip Harburg, Bruria and Judge David Finkel, and former Assemblywoman Jackie Goldberg to be honored Oct. 5 By Michael Aushenker The Yellow Brick Road will lead to a historic Santa Monica residence, where Playa del Rey-based Sholem Community and West Los Angeles’ Workmen’s Circle/Arbeter Ring, will co-host “Over the Rainbow: A Musical Evening” to help raise funds for both of these L.A.-based Jewish cultural and progressive educational institutions. A celebratory evening of food and entertainment has been lined up Saturday, Oct. 5 to fete late lyricist Yip Harburg alongside several contemporary Angelenos known for their activism: Bruria and Judge David Finkel, and Jackie Goldberg. The ���Over the Rainbow” gala benefit

is scheduled to begin at 4 p.m. at the home of Jan Goodman and Jerry Manpearl at 939 San Vicente Blvd. in Santa Monica. Santa Monicans Goodman and Hillary Rollins, members of the Sholom Community, are chairing and organizing the event. “Like Yip, both of this evening’s presenting organizations have a long history of supporting progressive causes,” said Sholem’s Regan Kibbee. “The Workmen’s Circle/Arbeter Ring was founded in 1900 by Jewish immigrants from Eastern Europe who sought to promote values of social and economic justice. The Sholem Community was founded in the 1950s, in part to offer a safe haven for the

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Late "The Wizard of Oz" lyricist Yip Harburg will be the inspiration for Sholem Community's Oct. 5 fundraiser.

Starring Santa Monica as ‘Chicago’ Filmed on the Santa Monica Pier in 1973, “The Sting” is among the films screening at the pier this month On Friday, Oct. 4, “The Sting” will appear at 7 p.m. on the Santa Monica Pier - and the pier will appear in “The Sting.” Set in 1936, George Roy Hill’s classic 1973 crime caper reunited the director with superstars Paul Newman and Robert Redford, four years after the critical and commercial success of “Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid.” In the film inspired by real-life brothers Fred and Charley Gondorff, Newman and Redford play grifters teaming up to take down mob boss Robert Shaw. “The Sting,” which won seven Academy Awards, including “Best Picture,” is part of the pier’s Front Porch Cinema series, programmed for the first time by Film Independent (the group behind the Los Angeles Film Festival and L.A. County Museum of Art’s cinema calendar). “The Sting” is the second in a series of films comprising this year’s Front Porch Film Festival, which spans four Fridays into mid-October. Appropriately, a “casino theme” will accompany this screening. “We wanted to do something that was broad-based,” Doug Jones, director of programming for Film Independent, told The Argonaut, “to reflect a number of different crowds.”

In earnest, the festival began Sept. 27 with the Los Angeles premiere of “Los Wild Ones” (2013), a documentary about Reb Kennedy and his Wild Records label, chronicling a musical trend of 1950s-style rockabilly and its attendant Latino following. (“Los Wild Ones” debuted earlier this year in the spring at the South by Southwest festival in Texas.) “There’s been, over the years, a number of movies shot on the pier, referencing the pier,” Jones said. “You don’t often get to sit in the movie theater and watch that movie theater.” He noted how “The Sting’s” 40th anniversary is another reason to revisit the film. “It’s a great film but does not really circulate a lot (unlike ‘Butch Cassidy’),” Jones said. “(In ‘The Sting’), they disguised the pier as a Chicago street underneath the ‘El train.’” “The Santa Monica Pier’s Hippodrome carousel building is one of Los Angeles County’s most iconic film history landmarks,” said local historian Harry Medved, author of “Hollywood Escapes: The Moviegoer’s Guide to Exploring Southern California’s Great Outdoors,” “and ‘The Sting’ helped make it even more popular as a movie location and tourist destination. “The late great production

designer Henry Bumstead told me that when he first scouted the Hippodrome for ‘The Sting,’ he thought it would make the perfect hideout for Paul Newman’s down-on-his-luck con man character. It evoked 1930s color and flash, but it had definitely fallen into a seedy state of disrepair by the early 1970s.” Medved added that the movie reflected a time when Angelenos took “water taxis to offshore gambling casinos a few miles off the Pier,” such as Tony Cornero’s infamous S.S. Rex. “None of that film was shot in Chicago, mostly at Universal Studios (in San Fernando Valley),” Jones said. “When they were shooting ‘The Sting,’ it was right in the middle of a ‘Save The Pier’ campaign (in1972). The fate of the pier was a little in question,” as Santa Monica city officials were trying to determine whether to scuttle the pier to make way for condo and commercial development. But, as Jones noted, destiny took a different turn: “This thing could have been an important document in pier history. Thankfully, all that went away and the pier is still here.” Following “The Sting” is “Snoopy, Come Home!” which will provide family-friendly fun on Oct. 11. Directed by Bill Meléndez and based on the

Paul Newman and Robert Redford in a scene from "The Sting" (1973), which won seven Academy Awards, including "Best Picture."

classic comic strip by Charles M. Schulz, the theatrical feature is notable as the first on-screen appearance of the titular beagle’s sidekick, Woodstock. “It made a huge impression on me as a kid,” said Jones. “I distinctly remember watching it in Watertown, SD, in a friend’s basement. It was the first time Snoopy was not acting solely in pantomime. “Everyone knows the ‘Peanuts’ characters,” Jones continued. “A lot of kids don’t have that deeper connection. They may not have ever seen one of these films. It’s a nostalgic trip for the parents and a new experience for the kids.” Front Porch’s film series will wrap up Thursday, Oct. 18 with “Chasing Ice” (2012), a documentary chronicling a National Geographic

photographer’s quest to capture the effects of global warming. Half adventure, part sociopolitical diatribe, “Chasing” depicts Nordic glaciers in peril presented “in a very visual, visceral way,” Jones said, adding how this “striking disconnect” will be created by the juxtaposition of the movie’s melting glaciers against the reallife backdrop of Santa Monica Pier’s Ferris wheel and carousel in the background. Front Porch organizers recommend that attendees bring blankets and live music. For “Snoopy, Come Home!,” moviegoers can bring down their canines, who will be rewarded with doggy treats. Information, santamonicapier. org/frontporchcinema.§ Michael@ArgonautNews.com

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Community Calendar Thursday, Oct. 3

Venice, 23 Windward Ave., Venice. No cover. Information, dannysvenice.com.

LAX Jazz Club - Louis Cruz Beltran and his Latin Jazz Ensemble will perform his LatinJazz-R&B fusion sounds from 7 to 11 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza LAX hotel, 5985 W. Century Blvd., Westchester. No cover, $20 food and beverage minimum. Information, (310)-642-7500; crowneplaza.com.

The Jingoes - Punk band The Jingoes will be bringing their “Redline Tour” to TRiP, 2102 Lincoln Blvd., Santa Monica. Concert will begin at 8 p.m. No cover. Information, reverbnation.com/thejingoes.

Friday, Oct. 4 Marina Del Rey Film Festival – An array of independent films, including the film “Nearly Forgotten,” will be presented at Burton Chace Park, 13650 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey starting at dusk. The film festival will also continue from through Oct. 6. Information, mdrfilmfestival.com. Mars Exploration Update – The Santa Monica College Planetarium will be hosting a night to explore the Red Planet and it’s orbiting crafts in operation, including a preview of the MAVEN orbiter and a closer study of the Martian atmosphere. Begins at 8 p.m. at the John Drescher Planetarium near Drescher Hall, 1900 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica. General Admission: $6. Seniors/ children 12 and under: $5. Information, (310) 434-3005; smc.edu/eventsinfo. WaveFest Short Plays – Short plays like The Santa Monica Musical Extravaganza, See You at Skater’s Ballroom, Favorite Cousins, and a multitude of others will be featured at WaveFest, the first performance at 7 p.m. at the Church in Ocean Park, 235 Hill St., Santa Monica. WaveFest will continue on Oct. 6, 12 and 13. Information, (213) 2681454; SantaMonicaRep.org. Jazz with Babad - Saxman Bruce Babad will be performing jazz at the Radisson Hotel LAX, 6223 W. Century Blvd., Westchester. Two shows will be performed at 7:30 and 9:15 p.m. No cover, $20 food and beverage minimum. Reservations strongly advised. Information, (310) 216-5861, radisson.com. Live Blues at Danny’s - The Dennis Herrera Blues Band will be performing live jukejoint blues from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. at Danny’s

Open Mic Night - Tenth & California will be hosting its Community Open Mic Night, open to amateur and professional bands, musicians, poets, singers, comedians and others. Sign-ups begin at 7:30 p.m. at 1015 California Ave., Santa Monica. Information, tenthandcalifornia.com.

Saturday, Oct. 5 Southern California Regional Fair Trade Gathering – Fair Trade Town, College and University organizers and supporters will come together to build connection networks and grow the Fair Trade campaign at Loyola Marymount University from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 1 LMU Drive, Westchester. General admission: $10; students: free. Information, Joan, joanharper818@gmail. com; socalftgathering.eventbrite.org The Case Against Happiness – Howard Smith brings his show, and his acting skills, to his one-man comedy about a New York lawyer who argues that happiness is overrated to the audience, who will act as his judge and jury. Begins at 8 p.m. at the Santa Monica Playhouse main stage, 1211 Fourth St., Santa Monica. Admission: $18. Information, SantaMonicaPlayhouse.com The Blessing of the Animals – St. Anastasia Catholic Church invites you to bring your pets and animals for a blessing; all species welcome. Begins at 10 a.m. at the St. Anastasia Catholic Church Courtyard, 7390 W. Manchester Ave., Playa del Rey. Information, st-anastasia.org. Beer, Art & Music Festival – 18th Street Arts Center presents its fourth annual BAM Festival with live music, local art and draft beers. 1-5 p.m. Tickets: $50. 18th Street Arts Center, 1639 18th St., Santa Monica. Information, bamfestival.eventbrite.com.

TAG Gallery Reception – The TAG Gallery is hosting a reception in honor of its new exhibit featuring Camey McGilvray, Katherine Rohrbacher, and Della Rolle. 5-8 p.m., TAG Gallery, 2525 Michigan Ave., D3, Santa Monica. Information: taggallery.net. 5k Charity Walk - The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) will be hosting its 10th Annual NAMI 5k fundraiser to help erase stigma attached to mental illness and raise awareness. The walk begins at 9 a.m. at Third Street Promenade, Santa Monica between Wilshire Boulevard and Arizona Avenue. No cost required to participate in walk. Information, (310)-889-7200; nami. walks.nami.org/healourbrainteam2013. St. John’s Open House and Health Fair Saint John’s Health Center welcomes you to celebrate the grand opening of the new Mullin Plaza, along with a community open house and health fair. The event will take place from noon to 4 p.m. at Saint John’s Health Center, 2121 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica. Information, newstjohns. org/Upcoming_Events/Community_Open_ House/Community_Open_House.aspx. “Rightfooted” Documentary Presentation - Come see sneak peek clips and meet the director of the new documentary “Rightfooted,” the story of the armless aviatrix, Jessica Cox. Screenings will take place at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. in the Museum of Flying’s screening room, 3100 Airport Ave., Santa Monica. Admission: $10 for adults; $8 for seniors and students; $6 for children aged 6-12; 5 and under are free. Information, (310)-398-2500; rightfootedmovie.com. Jazz at the Rad - Acclaimed jazz musicians Lee Hartley, Les McCann, and Alphonse Mouzon headline this jazz performance at Radisson Hotel LAX, 6223 W. Century Blvd., Westchester. Two shows will be performed at 7:30 and 9:15 p.m. No cover, $20 Food and Beverage minimum. Reservations required. Information, (310)216-5861, radisson.com. Street Art Exhibition - Street Artist Dillion

will be personally showcasing his pieces at the opening reception of his new exhibition at the Jeanie Madsen Gallery, 1431 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica from 7 to 9 p.m. RSVPs requested at jeanie@jeaniemadsengallery. comInformation, destroyrebuildrepeat.com/ dillion.

Sunday, Oct. 6 Local Band US 99 – group will play live at 4 p.m. at the Hinano Café, 15 Washington Blvd., Venice. Information, hinanocafevenice.com “Mattel Party on the Pier” - See Disney celebrities, enjoy unlimited rides and carnival games, and have a full day of fun at Santa Monica Pier’s Pacific Park, benefitting the Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tickets to event have already been sold out, but sponsorship opportunities still available. Information, (310) 267-1852; partyonthepier.ucla.edu. New  West Symphony Masterpiece Series – Acclaimed violinist Sarah Chang will open the New West Symphony Masterpiece Series along with additional performances of Beethoven, George Gershwin, and Astor Ginastera. Performance will take place at 4 p.m. at Santa Monica High School Barnum Hall, 601 Pico Blvd. Tickets: $30-$103. Information, newwestsymphony.org. Open Art Studio Show - Artists from the Grand View Fine Art Studios will open up their studios for the public to display their pieces and show where their works are made. 10 a.m.-1 p.m., 3871 Grand View Blvd., Mar Vista. Free. Information, (310) 903-2173 Phase One Pumpkin Fundraiser - Carlyle Financial will be hosting a fundraiser for the Phase One Foundation and their efforts for clinical research and treatment of Phase I cancer at Shawn’s Pumpkin Patch for autumn fun, games and food. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Shawn’s Pumpkin Patch, 2300 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica. Admission, $20 suggested donation; free for kids under 13. Information, carlylefinancial.com.

Monday, Oct. 7 “Make It Through Monday” Comedy – Laugh the Monday Blues away, every Monday, with happy hour and comedy with Cat Rhinehart, Mike Oldroyd, and John Filipowski. 8 p.m., Danny’s, 23 Windward Ave., Venice. Free. Information, like2laugh.com. Standup Comedy – Comics on the Spot hosts Standup Comedy   every Monday at 7 p.m. at the Warehouse Restaurant, 4499 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey. Admission: $5. Information, comicsponthespot.com.

Tuesday, Oct. 8 Lifeguard Information Speaker – Los Angeles County lifeguards will be speaking about their experiences working on shores, open waters, and the skills and training necessary to become a lifeguard for the Women’s Sailing Association. 6:30 p.m., Santa Monica Windjammers Yacht Club, 13589 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey. Free admission and parking. Information, wsasmb.org Vegetable Literacy Presentation – Deborah Madison discusses her cookbook, “Vegetable Literacy,” and all things vegetarian cooking with “Santa Monica Farmer’s Cookbook” author, Amelia Saltsman. 7 p.m., Martin Luther King Jr. Auditorium, Santa Monica Public Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd. Information, (310) 458-8600.

Wednesday, Oct. 9 Make-Your-Own-Pizza Party – The Holy Nativity Community Hall will be hosting a pizza party, where participants will learn how to make an oven pizza from scratch and add their own creative flairs to their creations. Admission: $40 with reservation by Oct. 7; $45 for adults at the door; $20 for children. Holy Nativity Community Hall, 6700 W. 83rd St., Westchester. Information/ Reservation, Patricia@FreshFoodinaFlash. com.

The talk will explore how the limitations of matter are being broken and how modern science is questioning established premises. It will be followed by a question and answer session with Dr. Doyle. Dr. Doyle has worked at the SETI Institute since 1987, where he is a principal investigator and astrophysicist. His scientific work has focused on the search for habitable planets around other stars as well as other topics in quantum physics and thermodynamics. Dr. Doyle received his Ph.D from the Rubrecht Karl University of Heidelberg. This talk is a gift to the public from the Christian Science Church in Brentwood (310-820-2014, tenthchurch@gmail.com). All are welcome to attend. Please visit 10thchurch.com for more details.

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A Melville makeover ‘My Moby Dick’ at the Broad Stage will re-examine ‘Great American Novel’ through a West Coast perspective movement; a period when such works as Nathaniel Hawthorne’s “The Scarlet Letter,” Harriet Beecher Stowe’s “Uncle Tom’s Cabin,” “Henry David Thoreau’s “Walden,” and Walt Whitman’s “Leaves of Grass” captured the imagination and the intellect of readers. What the Broad presentation sets to prove is that “Moby-Dick,” famously chronicling uber-obsessed peglegged Captain Ahab’s attempt to exact revenge on the titular white sperm whale who destroyed his ship and mauled his leg, continues to resonate with readers into the 21st century. “Stacy Keach is going to bring Capt. Ahab to life on the stage,” Rickman said of the actor best known for his longtime role as television’s version of Mickey Spillane’s gumshoe, Mike Hammer, and a star of such movies as “The Long Riders” and “Cheech & Chong’s Up in Smoke.” Joining Keach onstage will be John Fleck, who has played in a couple of latter-day “Star Trek” television series, “Babylon 5,” and “Waterworld.” “This is a first and last,” Rickman said of the Oct. 5 extravaganza, which will be directed by David Schweizer. “It’s a one-night-only event. It’s the culmination of a five-week project done in collaboration with Los Angeles Public Library.” Since late August, 90 diverse programs related to “MobyDick” have been staged around the city in various library branches. “(We have) an astonishing

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TV show refugees Noah Wylie (“ER”) and Jesse Williams (“Grey’s Anatomy”). This year’s event will take advantage of the spacious Burton Chace Park, 13650 Mindanao Way, where two evening features and about 20 films and shorts will screen on Friday, Oct. 4 through Sunday, Oct 6, including “Fame High,” directed by Oscarnominated Scott Hamilton Kennedy (the 2008 documentary “The Garden”), and the winner of the student Academy Awards for best cinematography for “The Bright Side.” The slate of independent films will include comedy, drama and documentaries. Most of the sponsors are local entities, including Brookfield Properties, Hornblower and Fisherman’s Village. “There’s a lot of moving parts,” Greene said, “from booking the films to dealing with the venues. “Each year, we’re trying to add a little more. Last year, we wanted to get our feet wet. This year, we’ve got a kick-off party and screening. We have no illusions. We’re not going to be Sundance or even the L.A. Film Festival.” Gursha added, “All of our screenings are free. We wanted to give back. We love working here.” Information, MdrFilmFestival.com.§ Michael@ArgonautNews. com

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Putting a face on ‘Scandal’ In-demand TV makeup artist Ingrid Hartowicz-Fuentes loves living in Santa Monica By Michael Aushenker It’s a long way from Santiago, Chile to Santa Monica, but that is the trajectory Ingrid Hartowicz-Fuentes has journeyed in her young but storied career as a professional makeup artist. Presently, Hartowicz-Fuentes is working on two hit shows: CBS’s “The Mentalist,” which began airing new episodes on Sept. 29, and “Scandal,” which begins with a new season on ABC Thursday, Oct. 3. For the Chilean, who has also worked on the TV sets of “Hung,” “Big Love,” “Swing Time,” and “Justified,” she feels blessed to be working in Hollywood and on photo shoots for publications. “Ingrid makes you look beautiful even on your worst day at 7 a.m.,” said Valentina Castellani-Quinn, who received makeup applications from Hartowicz-Fuentes for Hola magazine and The Argonaut’s recent “Arts” issue (Aug. 29).

Hartowicz-Fuentes, with Lola, at Santa Monica Beach.

Hartowicz-Fuentes grew up as Ingrid Fuentes in Santiago, where her parents ran a small pants manufacturing plant. The second child among five sisters, Hartowicz-Fuentes studied cosmetology at Levinia Manfredini School, with a minor in acupressure and Shiatsu. After former dictator Augusto Pinochet stepped down in 1989, many Chileans returned back to their mother country from exile in Europe, including Margarita Marchi, who had built up her career in France. The founder of the first professional makeup school in Chile in 1990, called the Escuela de Maquillaje y FX for Film/TV, Marchi

opened an exclusive makeup academy, where HartowiczFuentes became Marchi’s assistant. “She was my mentor and the one who gave me the foundation and tools to be a professional,” she said. Hartowicz-Fuentes met Irek Hartowicz, her future husband, in Chile in 2000, when the Polish cinematographer had been invited by Chilean director Sergio Castilla to film his movie “Te Amo in Chile.” Fuentes was working in the make-up department on this production when she met her future husband. For a brief while, she lived in the mid-Wilshire district near the county Museum of Art. While studying English, her first work in America was for a Spanish-language, musicbased TV show on Telemundo, where she worked through 2004. HBO’s “John From Cincinnati” became her first American union work as a makeup professional after veteran makeup artist Ron Snyder became her friend and mentor in Hollywood. More shows such as HBO’s “Hung” and “Big Love,” ensued. Hartowicz-Fuentes describes Snyder as “wise and loyal.” The makeup team is usually comprised of three parts: the head, the key and the makeup supporting. Depending on the show or movie, HartowiczFuentes will assume a different role. When Snyder led her team, she learned a lot with the veteran makeup man (whose father, Allen “Whitey” Snyder, had done make-up for Marilyn Monroe). “He took me under his wing,” she said of Snyder, with whom Hartowicz-Fuentes worked for six years until he retired in 2010. Hartowicz-Fuentes says she enjoys her work, which has grown more complicated with digital because “you can see everything” in HDTV.” Ironically, Hartowicz-Fuentes does not follow much scripted television. Her favorite programming consists of newsier fare, such as BBC documentaries and “60 Minutes.” She learned the ropes of her profession on several films

Ingrid Hartowicz-Fuentes applies makeup on Valentina Castellani-Quinn at the latter’s Santa Monica studio for The Argonaut's Aug. 29 Arts issue. “When I’m doing makeup, I feel like I’m meditating,” Hartowicz-Fuentes said. “I feel like I’m painting. I like the interaction with the actors.”

which she was proud to work on, including Castilla’s “The Girl in the Watermelon” (1994); 2008’s “Innocent Boys;” and Marius Balhanus’s “No Love in the City” (2009). “I like to be in projects that say something,” she said. “For me, movies are art.” Hartowicz-Fuentes praises some of the celebrities she’s worked on, including “Big Love”’s Chloe Sevigny, whom she praises for “her authenticity.” The makeup artist also enjoyed working with “Big Love’s” Bill Paxton and “Scandal’s” Tony Goldwyn. Two years before actor Tony Curtis died, HartowiczFuentes said she had a fun time working on the friendly star of “Spartacus” for a GQ magazine shoot. “Fortunately, I never have problems with the actors,” Hartowicz-Fuentes said. “They’re very professional, very on time, very polite. “When you have real security in what you’re doing, you don’t

stress,” she said. Castellani-Quinn said, “I love talking to her while she’s working. We always come up with the most inspiring stories.” Hartowicz-Fuentes is currently lobbying to work on an upcoming movie based on the 2010 plight of “Los 33,” the men who were trapped in a Chilean mine for 69 days before being rescued. In her free time, HartowiczFuentes meditates and practices acupressure, yoga and Reiki. She loves her Santa Monica community, finding it therapeutic to live biking distance to the ocean. “The moment you enter Santa Monica, you feel the breeze,” Hartowicz-Fuentes said. “I love the sunsets, the food, the farmers market. You’re always on vacation.” While her TV work is visible to millions of viewers each week, it’s what she does behind the scenes that gives HartowiczFuentes great satisfaction. In

her free time, she belongs to “Lipstick Angels,” a group of makeup artists founded by Renata Helfman who do makeup for women going through chemotherapy at Samuel Oschin Cancer Center at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. On Saturday, Oct. 5, she will take part in “Cancer Care Spa Day” at the cancer ward. Hartowicz-Fuentes also contributes to Sea Shepherd, an organization dedicated to protecting sea animals and cetaceans. In January, she will be doing face painting for orphans in Tijuana, Mexico for another charity event. “I feel very blessed all my life,” she said. “Every human being, if we do something to change the life of even one human being in their lifetime, can make a difference in the world beyond money and (thinking of one’s own needs). Open your eyes, open your heart.”§ Michael@ArgonautNews.com

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The body Electric A weekend of Middle Eastern dance returns to Venice By Michael Aushenker She comes from a far away land rife with sand and oil to entice audiences with her exotic dances. Actually, the performer known as Amara does not live in Saudi Arabia or somewhere in the middle of the Sahara, but in Texas. Come Friday, Oct. 4 and Saturday, Oct. 5 at 8 p.m., and Sunday, Oct. 6 at 7 p.m., the accomplished dancer and choreographer will lead “An Evening of Experimental Middle Eastern Dance,” a program featuring various companies, including her own Ya Helewa! group, at the Electric Lodge, 1416 Electric Ave. in Venice. Amara, a former Californian who holds a PhD. in dance history and theory from UC-Riverside and a bachelor of arts in music history and literature and a certificate in ethnomusicology from Florida State University, has long practiced the art of American belly dance style, interspersing her act with veil, double veil, sword and zil work. She has also mastered many Middle Eastern folk dances and taken all of her training and injected it with some avant-garde

flourishes. Aside from her work in Middle Eastern restaurants and nightclubs, she has practiced her craft at the university level, conducting accredited courses at UCLA, UC-Riverside, and California Polytechnic State University-Pomona, among other institutions. Amara, who comes from a ballet and folk background, has been a practitioner of Middle Eastern dance for 20 years. This, aside from the fact that Amara (neé Laura Osweiler) is not of Middle-Eastern descent. “I’ve always enjoyed Arabic music,” she said. “When I started taking ballet, I found a dance form that was challenging and I can actually (move freely to).” She deemed bellydancing almost the antithesis to ballet, in which there is much locked knees and stiff legs. She says with Middle Eastern music, one can “move the core hips and abs. It’s just how my body wanted to move.” Currently living in Austin, TX, Amara used to reside in Hollywood, Woodland Hills and Encino. But it was in 2000 in Santa Monica, where she began her dance show, which formerly

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had been an annual event. At the turn of the 21st century, she began combining the styles she learned — Algerian, Moroccan, Egyptian, Israeli, Jordanian, Syrian and Persian, to name a few. In the mid-2000s, she performed her program at the now-defunct Highways in Santa Monica and later in North Hollywood. Amara recently returned to the Westside to begin her six-date residency, which concludes this weekend. “The Electric Lodge is one of the best dance spaces,” Amara said. “There’s great lighting, great staff here, as well as an environmentally friendly theater and a nice urban environment big enough to dance on. The Westside has a tendency to support more avant garde.” Amara noted that she began her dance programs at a time when America experienced much turmoil and tension with the Middle East. “We did the show in 2001, two weeks after 9/11,” she recalled. Whether or not people would show up, “that was a real big concern.” To her surprise, “people actually came out and supported the show.” If anything, she says the multicultural aspect of her program has been the crux of its appeal. Her Electric Lodge show will contain two pieces that she personally choreographed, and features dancers from New York, San Francisco and France, musicians from Australia, and “a much more national and international pull.” But nowadays, a different geographical complication has dogged Amara: her recent home state. “Producing something from afar is more challenging than producing something local,” admitted Amara, who finds it more difficult to “reach a community I’m not so directly a part of anymore.” However, she takes pride in the fact that “we’re still kind of the only show like this in the country.” “Every show is radically different because there are so many elements dancers can play with,” she continued. “Every year, there seems to be an organic theater. This year, our theme tends to be very spiritual.” In 2008, it appeared that a lot of the performances harbingered death, she recalled. This time around, there’s “a lot of light costumes; almost a rebirth sort of happening here.” Putting on these programs, Amara said, has been the ultimate rush: “I’m working with people who I love (hailing from around the globe) and being able to create what I love.” Tickets are $25. Information, eemed.com. § Michael@ArgonautNews.com

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children of blacklisted Hollywood artists and others to explore their Jewish cultural heritage. More than 60 years later, Sholem’s secular Sunday school continues to teach Jewish history, culture, and ethics to the children of the growing population of non-religious Jews and intercultural families.” Harburg, who was born Isodore Hochberg in 1896, and composer Jay Gorney - with whom he wrote the Great Depression-era smash hit “Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?” - landed a Paramount contract. Harburg began working with composers Vernon Duke, Harold Arlen, Jerome Kern, Burton Lane and Jule Styne. The lyricist created his most memorable work for “The Wizard of Oz,” the 1939 classic feature film adaptation of L. Frank Baum’s novels. Harburg won the Academy Award for best music, original song for his composition “Over the Rainbow,” the Judy Garland-sung cornerstone on the soundtrack of “The Wizard of Oz.” According to Ernie Harburg, Harburg’s son and biographer, his father not only wrote the lyrics to the songs on “The Wizard of Oz” but he even wrote several uncredited parts of the movie. In the 1940s, Harburg had written a series of musicals with social messages, among them the Civil War-set “Bloomer Girl” (1944), about Amelia Bloomer, an advocate of temperance and feminism; and “Finian’s Rainbow” (1947), the first musical on Broadway to boast a racially integrated chorus line. As a result of his “Democratic socialist” leanings, Harburg, who had written the words for more than 600 songs, was “blacklisted” from working in Hollywood’s entertainment industry by the House Un-American Activities Committee after he refused to testify before them. Harburg retreated to his Broadway roots, where his success continued on the Great White Way. Other standards co-written by Harburg include “April in Paris,” “Last Night When We Were Young” (with Arlen) and “It’s Only a Paper Moon;” songs which Barbra Streisand, Frank Sinatra, Leadbelly, and James Taylor, among others, have interpreted. Harburg died in 1981 at the age of 84. Retired from the bench of the Los Angeles Superior Court since 2002, Finkel has lived in Santa Monica for nearly five decades, the length of his marriage to Bruria Finkel. In November 2006, he was elected to Santa Monica College’s Board of Trustees. He subsequently served as vice chair in 2009 and chair in 2010 of SMC’s board. Finkel has also served on the Santa Monica City Council and as the council’s mayor pro tem.  An accomplished artist and curator and community activist, Bruria Finkel,

with David, is the parent of four children, all of whom attended Santa Monica public schools, and four grandchildren. Goldberg has moved her way up through Los Angeles’ educational ranks, beginning as a teacher in the Compton Unified School District and later as president of the Los Angeles Unified School District board. She served as a member of the Los Angeles City Council before she was elected to the state Assembly in November 2000, representing California’s 45th district, and was re-elected for two more terms. Goldberg is a founding member of the California Legislative LGBT Caucus. Based in Playa del Rey, Sholem, a non-profit, offers a secular, progressive Jewish curriculum. As a secular Jewish entity, Sholem, which borrows the Yiddish word for “peace,” stresses the historic, cultural and ethical aspects of Judaism over strict religious observance and the Hebrew text. “We regard belief or disbelief in the supernatural to be a personal, private matter that need not affect the Jewish part of our identities,” the group says on its website. The Sholem School meets most Sundays at leased facilities on the Westside Neighborhood School campus in Del Rey. Life-cycle observances include bat and bar mitzvahs, baby-naming ceremonies, secular Jewish wedding and commitment nuptials, funerals, memorials and unveilngs. Organizers of “Over the Rainbow” say that the progressive, socially conscious and politically active community of Santa Monica is the perfect backdrop for their gala dinner event, and Goodman and Manpearl’s home is the ideal abode. “The historic venue for the party was originally built as the garage and servants’ quarters for the Winnette Estate in the rustic style of the Limousine Valley of France,” said Kibbee. “When the garage was originally built, it was featured in ‘Architectural Digest.’ In 1947, the garage/servant quarters were purchased by Academy Awardwinning art director George Davis (“Diary of Anne Frank”), who converted them into ‘party central’ in Santa Monica.” “This is the first sort of fundraiser of this scale that we’re doing,” said Rollins, adding that honoring Harburg, who injected his sense of social justice into his work, seemed natural. “He’s part of the Great American Songbook. He wrote socially conscious lyrics on Broadway addressing feminism, racism and capitalism through American music and comedy. So we’re honoring his legacy.” Tickets are $100 per person. For information and tickets, sholem. org.§ Michael@ArgonautNews.com


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2013 Annual Fundraiser: A South Pacific Evening Put on your island attire and join the Playa Venice Sunrise Rotary Club at its seventh annual Cultural Dinner on Tuesday evening, Octobe 22, 2013. This year’s event is entitled “A South Pacific Evening” with an island flare, fabulous food, silent auction and special entertainment planned. The dinner event is the largest fundraiser of the year helping club projects such as Teacher Mini-Grants, Teacher Eddy Awards, Holiday AdoptA-Family program, the Santa Tour, Airport Marina Counseling Service,

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Rotary International has 34,000 clubs and 1.2 million members around the globe. Rotary is a social service club focused on peace and conflict prevention/ resolution, disease prevention, clean water and sanitation, maternal and child health, basic education and literacy, and economic and community development. Our club is engaged in many local and international projects: Serving the homeless at the Midnight Mission downtown LA several times a year, working with the Charity Build a Bear project to donate bears to the USC County Childrens Hospital, and our annual Toy give-a-way at the McBride

feeding the homeless, 4th of July Parade, Christmas party and toy giveaway for the McBride School for handicapped children, high school scholarships, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, support of local area firefighters, wheel chairs in Puerto Rico and clean water projects in third world countries, to name a few. Each year at the cultural dinner the club presents one special award, the Sunrise Community Service Award, to a person who has made a difference in the lives of others, gives back to the

School for the severely disabled. For many years Rotary has lead the effort to eradicate Polio from the earth and recently the Bill Gates Foundation joined the effort. Only two countries have people with the disease and we anticipate eradicating all cases very soon. Our Club annually supports the St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital funding the care for two patients, sponsors District High School Arts Scholarship Awards Program that identifies top artists, musicians, singers and dancers in local high schools and funds mini-grants to local area teachers to purchase needed school supplies and field trips. Playa Venice Sunrise Rotary Club awarded 85 grants totaling $20,000 in 2013 and we look forward to another successful program this year.

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pany with previous recipicommunity and lives ents of the Sunrise Award their life by the Rotary which is the club’s high4-Way test. est honor Beverly Moore, This year’s honoree retired Executive Director is our recently elected of the Marina del Rey Councilman Mike Bonin. While Councilman Bonin Convention and Visitors may be newly elected to Bureau, John Theuer, CFO of Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, his position, he has been David Herbst of Vectis serving the communiLos AngeLes City CounCiLmAn Strategies, Karen Dial, ties of Playa del Rey, mike Bonin is this yeAr’s honoree for the PLAyA VistA sunrise President of H.B. Drollinger Westchester, Mar Vista, Community serViCe AwArd Co., Javier Cano, General Venice, Marina del Rey Manager of the Ritz Carlton and JW and Playa Vista for many years as he Marriott Hotels at LA Live, and last worked under former Councilwoman year’s co-recipients Patti Sinclair and Ruth Galanter, Congressman Jane Randy Johnson of Playa Vista Harman and just completed 2 terms The event will be held at the Playa as Councilman Bill Rosendahl’s Chief Vista Center Pointe Club beginning at of Staff. Councilman Bonin has a very hands on approach to serving his com- 6:00 p.m. on October 22nd. The cost is $85 person, which includes appetizmunity and will be recognized by the ers, dinner, hosted bar and entertainRotary Club for making a “true” differment. For more information, call ence in the community. (310) 306-8525. Councilman Bonin is in good com-

Projects that focus on clean water in Africa, food needs in Mexico, wheel chairs in Puerto Rico, and this year our focus is in Colombia with several humanitarian projects in Medallin where our club will have many of our club members attend to help the local Rotary Clubs. We are involved in building an orphanage in Benin, Africa and just started our sister city club in Ajijic, Mexico where our members will visit this November to coordinate and sponsor projects and grants for that community. These projects would not be possible without strong fundraising efforts from our annual Cultural Dinner. This year our dinner event will be held on October 22 at the Playa Vista Center Pointe Club and we will honor Councilman Mike Bonin with the club’s highest honor, the Sunrise Community Service Award.

People ask all the time “What is Rotary?” Rotary is a worldwide nonprofit organization of more 1.2 million business, professional and community leaders. As signified by the motto Service Above Self, Rotary’s main objective is service — in the community, the workplace and throughout the world. You will find members in more than 200 countries with more than 34,000 clubs in the world who volunteer in communities at home and abroad to support education and job training, provide clean water, combat hunger, improve health and sanitation and eradicate polio. Clubs are nonpolitical, nonreligious and

open to all cultures, races and creeds. The Rotary Club of Playa Venice Sunrise is one of 66 clubs in District 5280 which covers the geographic boundaries of the Pacific Ocean to downtown and Woodland Hills to San Pedro. We represent the areas of Venice, Marina del Rey, Playa del Rey, Playa Vista and Westchester and we are committed to living the motto of “Service Above Self” while having a lot of fun in the process. Whether we are passing out toys to our adopted families, supporting local teachers and schools or making pancakes to support

As the year continues we have many other projects and social events planned far too numerous to name in this article . Some of them you can read about in the special events section as well as looking at our website playasunrise.org. We are known as the “fun club” as well as being honored as “The Club of Excellence” at the 2013 Rotary District Conference held in Santa Barbara last spring. I am extremely proud of our members and the club and they make me proud to be a Rotarian. I invite you to become a Rotarian and experience the joy and feeling of making your community a better place. Come join us at our new location at the Marina City Club, 3rd Floor restaurant at 7:15 AM. any Wednesday morning.

Tom Carson 2013-2014 President Rotary Club of Playa Venice Sunrise

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the local fire stations, we always find time to have a little fun, laugh a lot and put smiles on the faces of those around us. For more information about Rotary The club meets every or how you can help support a local Wednesday morning at 7:15 a.m. at project, please visit our website, www. the Marina City Club, Center Tower, playasunrise.org, contact our Director of Membership Tony Ciancimino (310) 3rd Floor Restaurant, 429-3808 or visit us at a weekly break4333 Admiralty Way fast meeting. The club meets every Marina del Rey, CA 90292. Wednesday morning at 7:15 a.m. at the Marina City Club, Center Tower, 3rd Information, Tony Ciancimino Floor Restaurant, Marina del Rey. We look forward to serving the community with you. October 3, 2013 THE ARGONAUT PAGE 19

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Playa Vista Sunrise Club has a strong partnership with our local firefighters, hosting annual Pancake Breakfasts at three fire stations; #63 in Venice, #5 in Westchester, and #67 in Playa Vista. The proceeds raised from these events are used to support the firefighters and the stations. Some of the things purchased in the last several years include a new

ice machine, computers, tools, carpeting, and washer and dryer. These pancake breakfasts are family affairs with young and old from the neighborhoods, coming out to enjoy some pancakes and all the activities that include face painting, puppet shows, arts and crafts, and clowns making balloon animals. The firefighters put on demonstrations for the attendees, from sliding down the poles to shooting the water hoses. The fire trucks, along with the 1932 Bandwagon are all out on display for everyone to view, and for the kids to climb. Additionally, Playa Venice Sunrise Rotary is very fortunate to have the partnership of the Los Angeles Airport Marriott Hotel at Fire Station #5 each summer at the event.

Rotary District Vocational Arts Contest For the second year in a row Playa Venice supported local high school student in the District 5280 Art Contest. Primary judging was done in partnership with Westchester Rotary picking two winners each in dance, vocal, speech and fine arts categories. Each club supported a winner in each area. Playa Venice’s talented Tanisha won third place with her beautifully expressive oil painting. All the high schoolers represented the best that our youth has to offer.

I Can’t Believe I Have a Bed! Two years ago a young child asked if she and her brother could get a bed from Santa. The children had always slept on the cold floor of the family’s apartment since their family didn’t have the means to buy a bed. And so on Christmas morning, Playa Venice Sunrise Rotary Club made sure Santa had new beds delivered (we have connections with Santa)! When the beds arrived, the youngest didn’t jump on the bed like most boys his age but rather stretched out his arms and hugged his bed with all his might and said “I can’t believe I have a bed! I can’t believe I have a bed.” It was a Rotary moment that no one will soon forget. Every year, the Playa Venice Sunrise Rotary Club, through the help of the Venice Boys and Girls Club, adopts several families in need during the holiday season. After the families are interviewed and selected, the members of the Playa Venice Sunrise Rotary Club get to work. Rotarians meet with the family members and visit their homes to determine what they need to make the holiday season a brighter one. Most often, the requests are not for the latest toy or mp3 players but rather for basic items that most take for granted.

Last year, during a visit to the adopted family’s home, the club discovered that the family had been living with a broken furnace and had been without heat for over two years, requiring the family of four to sleep in one room to stay warm during the winter months. Through the help and coordination efforts of the Playa Venice Sunrise Club, the furnace was repaired. The mother of the family said it was the best Christmas gift she ever received. We welcome support for our Adopt a Family program. You can help raise money for each family, donate presents or join us for fun and games at our Adopt-A-Family kick- off club meeting where we create banners for each family, or come and help wrap presents at our Annual Wrapping Party with our high school sponsored Interact students and plenty of food, drinks and fun!

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85 Teacher Mini-Grants Help Local Classrooms Build a Better Benin Sister City Club The Teacher MiniGrant Program is one of the largest and most successful programs of the Playa Venice Sunrise Rotary Club. The program is in its 18th year and has grown from a first year distribution of $1800 in funding to approximately $20,000 last year. The purpose of the program is to fund creative and innovative projects for the classroom teacher. The grants range from $75.00 to $400 and are awarded annually for teachers in all grades for both public and private schools in the local community. Over the years the projects have ranged from planting and growing vegetable gardens, making book bags, computer software, special literacy programs to outdoor education and basic simple needs such as a classroom whiteboard. The teachers very often pay for these types of projects or basic needs out of their own pockets and can now apply for funding through the Rotary Teacher Mini-Grants program. Last year 150 grant applications were received and 85 of them were funded

through the program with the partnership and donations from other organizations such as the Howard Hughes Center/Equity Office, Playa Vista, Westchester Rotary Foundation, the Jim Bunch Charity Fund, Los Angeles Commercial Realtors Association (LACRA), LAX Coastal Chamber of Commerce and private donations from individuals and businesses in the local community. Additionally, the club created a new program a couple of years ago through the generous donation of LACRA members. The local area schools have submitted “Wish Lists” and the items have been purchased through the funding from LACRA and distributed to the schools at the Teacher Mini-Grant Awards Breakfast. 14 schools received numerous boxes of supplies from this program in 2013.

The Rotary Club of Playa Venice Sunrise has partnered with Sarah Chapman, Founder of “Build A Better Benin” to help Sarah with her project in Benin, Africa. The club fell in love with Sarah when she came to speak to them about assistance for a little village in Western Africa “Benin”. Sarah started her program after visiting Benin as a traveling nurse. Her mission was to deliver healthcare and education to the people of this third world country. Through educational programs, safe housing, sustainable projects and smart partnerships, hopefully major improvements in the quality of life will occur in Benin under Sarah’s direction and leadership. She has plans to build an orphanage, improve transportation to medical facilities and build clean water wells. Playa Venice Sunrise Rotary Club is very proud to have joined the Build A Better Benin project and to assist Sarah in serving the children of Africa.

Playa Venice Sunrise Rotary Club recently reached out to the Rotary Club of Ajijic, Mexico to enter into a sister city club partnership. This program will continue the club’s efforts to create International opportunities and Rotary good will. The two clubs will combine efforts in worthy causes such as supplying milk to elementary school children in the Ajijic area and scholarships to high school students. Ajijic, Mexico is located just north of Guadalajara, Mexico. In November several members of the Rotary Club of Playa Venice Sunrise will fly down to Ajijic and visit the sister city club to learn more of their needs. In addition to creating fellowship with the Ajijic members, the Playa Venice club members will have an opportunity to view some of the projects in which the club will be assisting Ajijic. Rotary has no boundaries when it comes to world peace, good will and understanding and helping mankind!

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The Playa Venice Sunrise Rotary Club is very involved with our local youth and supports these students in Rotary’s Mission of Service Above Self. The club sponsors a very active Interact Club at Animo Venice Charter High School and is currently in the process of chartering another Interact Club at Venice High School as well as a Rotaract Club at Otis College of Art and Design. Recently, eight students with the Animo Venice High School Interact Club joined forces with over 11,000 Angelinos who removed 24,000 pounds of trash on Saturday in Heal the Bay’s Coastal Cleanup Day. The Animo Venice High School Interact Club meets every Tuesday

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at lunch under the leadership of four committed young women: Candy Cabral, Kajal Desai, Alitzel Perez and Miranda Robles. With a group of more than 20 students committed to “Service Above Self,” the Animo Interact Club has big plans for this year. The enthusiasm for Interact has spread across town to Venice High School, where Maina Cioni is chartering a club for her peers to tap into the local community service opportunities and Rotary International efforts abroad. While Maina is still in the early planning stages of seeking school approval of club by-laws, she has drafted plans to rally her peers to donate soccer uniforms for children in need. Playa Venice Sunrise continues to expand its Youth Service activities to younger generations, including Otis College of Art and Design in Westchester, where students Brianne Yokotake and Greg Owens are at the helm of a Rotaract Club charter. Brianne and Greg kickstarted the Rotaract roster at Club Rush day on September 18, 2013, and are encouraging other art students to give back to the community.

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Last year the Rotary Club of Playa Venice Sunrise decided to add a new program of feeding the homeless at the Midnight Mission on Skid Row in downtown Los Angeles. Through the efforts of Retired LAPD Deputy Chief David Doan who sits on the Executive Board of the Mission, Playa Venice Sunrise Rotary Club made its first trip to the Mission last December bringing over 20 volunteers and many, many supplies including water, toiletries, clothing and shoes. The Mission has been in existence for over 75 years and runs many programs in addition to feeding the homeless. They include however not limited to emergency services, alcohol and addiction recovery and transition and training for jobs.

Santa Tour Once again Playa Venice Rotary brought Santa Claus to our neighborhood. This past year central stops were planned and implemented in Playa Vista, Playa del Rey, West Westchester, Westport Heights and East Westchester. Hot Chocolate and cookies were served at each stop as excited children waited to tell Santa

Many of the club members were very impressed with the work of the Mission and decided that this program should be become a 3-4 times a year event. The club visited the Mission again in the spring and has a third trip coming up this month. Family members of Playa Venice club members have joined in this worthwhile project to feed, serve and clean up for the homeless and handicapped who depend on the Mission to survive their life on the streets. how good they had been and what special wished they had for the holiday season. Tony Palermo (of Tony P’s Dockside Grill) and family were major supporters again this year and deserve the thanks of the community they serve so faithfully! Santa got to touch the hearts of a lot of kids again this year. Gwen Vuchsas again chaired the event. Some children even noticed he was wearing a Rotary pin!

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One of the bright spots in Rotary is bringing in enthusiastic new members who bring new ideas with them. Last year soon after we installed Rachel Sunday into the Club she told us of a tradition she had established years ago with her daughter Hayley. On their respective birthdays instead of exchanging gifts they head to the Westside Pavilion to create gifts for the less fortunate at “Build a Bear.” A unique stuffed animal is built, from the “skin” up. Hundreds of wardrobe choices are offered allowing for multiple different types a bears to be created. Playa Venice took on this task and created and donated over twenty bears to the University of Southern California “CARES” program. CARES got the bears in the hands of sick young children who could provide a good home for their new friends. In Playa Venice Rotary we are always moving forward and upward!

Playa Venice Sunrise is very excited about a new project called Vision To Learn. Over 20% of students in school have vision problems and without glasses, this can really impact their ability to learn. Austin Beutner wanted to fix this problem and created Vision To Learn, a program for screening children and fitting them with a new pair of glasses if needed. Playa Venice Sunrise has partnered with Westchester Rotary Club, Playa Vista, Loyola Marymount University, and the H.B. Drollinger Co. to bring the Vision To Learn program to 2 local area schools, Westport Heights Elementary and Loyola Village in Westchester. Fundraising efforts are continuing and if successful, there are plans to expand the program to other elementary schools in the Venice area. To learn more about Vision To Learn, go to www.VisionToLearn.org.

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The six most common energy-efficient improvements are: 1. Lighting The easiest and cheapest way to save money is by trashing energy-sucking light bulbs and upgrading to light emitting diode (LED) light bulbs. LED light bulbs last up to 25 times longer than incandescent bulbs, and consume 3-30% the amount of energy regular bulbs consume. They also don’t give off heat like other bulbs do, helping reduce air conditioning costs. Lighting costs can also be reduced by installing dimmers in place of traditional light switches (although not all LED bulbs work with dimmers – make sure you check). You can do a self-install for the cost of the dimmer ($20-$50). 2. Sealing Properly sealing the home’s build-

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A quick way for you to find out whether you have insulation in a particular area is to turn off the power and unscrew an electrical outlet. You’ll be able to see clearly whether or not there is insulation present (though a flashlight might help). 4. Appliances An obvious, but slightly more costly energy fix is to replace old appliances with new, energy-efficient appliances. These come branded with the EnergyStar label of approval. Appliances to consider upgrading include: refrigerators/freezers, washers/dryers, air conditioners, water heaters, computers, televisions and dishwashers. The EPA determines the qualifications required for appliances to earn the EnergyStar label. If the appliance costs more than a similar energy-inefficient appliance, you will recover the additional cost through the energy savings accrued by the EnergyStar appliance (within a reasonable time period). 5. Whole house fans Whole house fans are on their way to becoming as commonplace as microwaves in California homes. Chances are you’re already familiar with this product. The fan (usually installed in an attic) pulls cool air from outside through the home at night, precooling the home for the hotter daytime hours. This augments your air conditioning system, re-

ducing cooling costs an average 50%-90% a year. The cost to purchase and install a whole house fan varies from $300-$1,500. The investment will usually begin paying off in one-and-a-half to two years. 6. Solar panels Solar energy is very quickly making its mark on California’s landscape. However, the cost of solar panels can be prohibitive for individual homeowners. The average cost to purchase and install solar panels on a California residence is $34,800. That amounts to 15-20 years of use before the investment begins to pay off. Large commercial businesses are more likely to have the cash to install solar improvements. Lancaster, California recently became the first city in the world to vow to produce more energy (harnessed with solar panels) than it uses each day. The city expects to save $7 million in energy costs over the next 15 years. Another option for homeowners who wish to own their solar panels directly is to find a governmentsponsored rebate or financing program. See GoSolar’s Website for additional information. This week’s question was answered by: first tuesday Journal Online - firsttuesdayjournal.com, P.O. Box 5705, Riverside, CA 92517.

West Hollywood Home

“This highly significant 2 bedroom, 2 bath architectural remix was one of the last works of the late Franklin D. Israel,” says agent George Klein. “A Zen Garden with a serene water feature and bamboo gardens leads to a private and bright home with wonderful green views over the Doheny Hills. The open plan living room has walnut floors, fireplace and is over-sized and sunny, and the adjoining kitchen has been superbly updated. All rooms open to decks with splendid views, and the large stylish master had built-ins closets and a terrace with views.” The property is offered at $1,585,000. Information, George Klein, Abbot Kinney Real Estate, (310) 989-5252.

Malibu Home

Culver City

Sept ‘12

Sept ‘13

Homes Sold MediaN Price

41 $490,000

50 $575,000

Marina Del rey

Sept ‘12

Sept ‘13

Homes Sold MediaN Price

24 $665,000

18 $750,156

Palms/Mar Vista

Sept ‘12

Sept ‘13

“This Saddle Peak home is on the market for the first time in 25 years,” says agent Roman Bruno. “The gated community has no HOA fees, and is on three acres of land with a well-kept 3 bedroom, 2 bath home and a bonus room. With incredible panoramic views of Malibu Mountains and Hills and a peek-a- boo ocean view, this property has lots of room to grow and could be an investor/developer’s dream. The private driveway runs down the mountainside to your private Malibu getaway, where you can watch the sun set from your family room.” The property is offered at $1,150,000. Information, Roman Bruno, Coldwell Banker, Venice/Marina del Rey, (310) 666-7659.

Homes Sold MediaN Price

50 $707,399

38 $827,500

Playa del Rey Duplex

Playa del Rey

Sept ‘12

Sept ‘13

Homes Sold MediaN Price

15 $395,000

21 $495,000

Playa Vista

Sept ‘12

Sept ‘13

Homes Sold MediaN Price

13 $590,000

17 $715,000

Santa MONICA

Sept ‘12

Sept ‘13

Homes Sold MediaN Price

50 $770,000

50 $976,000

Venice

Sept ‘12

Sept ‘13

Homes Sold MediaN Price

18 $1,265,000

24 $1,383,000

Westchester

Sept ‘12

Sept ‘13

Homes Sold MediaN Price

36 $632,500

36 $739,000

Total # of sales

247

254

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“This duplex has a huge three bedroom, two bath owner’s unit just a short bike ride from the beach,” says agent Eric Flexner. “The owner’s unit features a huge open living/kitchen floor plan, partially upgraded in 2008, and includes smooth ceilings, recessed lighting, stainless appliances, tile floor, forced air heat, a two car garage and dual paned windows throughout. Rental unit features crown molding, a great view from the light and bright living-room, an upgraded kitchen, tons of light and a one car garage. Perfect for owner/occupant.” The property is offered at $1,225,000. Information, Erik Flexner, The Flexner Group, Coldwell Banker, (310) 422-2278.

Marina Channel and Harbor Views

“Enjoy serene Marina and channel views from this 3 bedroom, 2 bath home, located on the coveted Plaza level of the Marina City Club,” says agent Charles Lederman. “This charming unit, perfect for entertaining, features track lighting, a granite bar area, breakfast bar and two patios. Revel in Marina City Club’s unparalleled amenities: 16,000 square foot executive gym, 3 swimming pools, free classes (yoga, spinning, cardio and more), 6 tennis courts, 2 paddle tennis courts, 3 racquet ball courts, restaurant and bar, room service, café, convenience store, beauty salon, car wash and more.” The property is offered at $569,000. Information, Charles Lederman, Marina City Realty, (310) 821-8980.


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Marina City Club

Culver City Condo

“This 2-bedroom, 2-bath unit in East Tower North has city and mountain views,” says agent Eileen McCarthy. “Marina City Club offers a five-star resort lifestyle with tennis courts, racquetball courts, pools , spa, executive gym, beauty salon, convenience store and 24-hour guard gated security.” The property is offered at $419,000. Information, Eileen McCarthy, RE/MAX Estate Properties, (310) 822-8910.

“This beautiful second-floor, three bedroom plus loft, unit is in a quiet, tree-filled interior at Lakeside Villas,” says agent Teresa Mack. “The living room has a vaulted ceiling and fireplace, wet bar and patio. From the remodeled kitchen, look out on a spacious enclosed patio. An office, den, dining area and indoor laundry complete the unit, with side-by-side parking in the nearby subterranean lot, and lots of storage in the unit and the garage area. The complex has three pools, a renovated clubhouse and 24 hour guarded entry.” The property is offered at $529,000. Information, Teresa Mack, Keller Williams Pacific/Playa, (323) 377-9379.

North Kentwood Home

“A beautifully landscaped yard and a covered porch welcome you to this wonderful home on a large corner lot,” says agent Stephanie Younger. “An open sun-filled living room with large picture window, wood-burning fireplace has an adjacent dining area. The elegant cook’s kitchen features granite counters, Jenn-Air stainless appliances, custom alder cabinetry, an island breakfast bar and sliding glass doors out to a large deck overlooking a parklike backyard. The sunny master bedroom has a spacious ensuite bath and leads to a private, tranquil side yard.” The property is offered at $879,000. Information, Stephanie Younger, Teles Properties, (424) 203-1828.

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North Kentwood Home

“This charming Westchester home offers 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and a detached 2 car garage,” says agent Mina Bharadwa. “The lovely grassy backyard with a mature tree and patio is ideal for entertaining or add-on purposes. Highlights include newly refinished hardwood floors and new interior paint. Tax rolls show the house to be 1,382 square feet and the extra large lot to be 6,300 square feet.” The property is offered at $725,000. Information, Mina Bharadwa, The Real Estate Consultants, (310) 846-0030.

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Spiny Lobster Season officially opens head over to Catalina Island where the water is clear to simply check out what’s going on below the surface. But the prospect of staying local and actually catching dinner with their bare hands gets a good amount of divers off the couch and onto the ocean floor scouring for the agile spiny lobster. Once the divers are submerged, it can be a lonely, spooky sort of world in the search for these hiding critters. For those new to the sport, divemaster Craig Edelman offers this advice: “When attempting to grab them in their holes, be aware that they [sometimes] share their caves with the California moray eel. Lobsters come out at night to start foraging for food. They defend themselves with the use of their spiny protective shells and their lightningfast reflexes that enable them to swim away - backwards - until they find solace in another hole.” Edelman also reminds lobster fishermen to shoot for the middle range when it comes to size. “Remember, if it looks small - it is,” Edelman said. “Therefore, let it go. Objects underwater, when viewing with your mask on, look 25 percent bigger and 25 percent closer - and you cannot bring a

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DAVE KIRBY holds up a handful of California spiny lobsters from a successful evening of lobster fishing on the Santa Monica Bay.

lobster to the surface and then measure it. “And, let the big ones go,” he continued. “The bull bugs… and when I say ‘big,’ I mean the ones that grab onto your arm and start dragging you back into their hole – let the daddies go because they help contribute to the millions of tiny lobsters every season which will grow big enough for you to take in about three to four years.” While the California Department of Fish and Wildlife has declared that the fishery is currently sustainable, there is an ongoing fishery management plan underway. According to the agency, feedback from the fishermen is crucial and essential for them to understand and manage the lobsters’ future sustainability, which is why there are new changes in requirements. As always there is a limit of seven lobsters per person, and everyone diving or fishing for lobsters must have a valid California fishing license, a spiny lobster report card and a measuring gauge to ensure legal size (minimum of three

and one-fourth inches measured in a straight line on the mid-line of the back. In addition, however, there are new obligations. According to the department: “Report card holders who fail to return their 2013-14 seasonal lobster report card by the April 30, 2014 deadline will be assessed a $20 non-return fee when they purchase a 2014-15 lobster report card. The non-return fee can be avoided by returning lobster report cards by the deadline, or by sitting out the entire next fishing season.” Senior marine biologist Kristine Barsky, said, “The lobster report card is the primary means of collecting data from the recreational lobster fishery. The number of report cards being purchased suggests a sizeable population of people targeting lobster in Southern California. Data collected from report cards allows (Fish and Wildlife) to detect changes in the fishery, whether it���s a trend in harvest success or a change in gear type. This information is vital for managing California’s lobster resource.”§

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By Pat Reynolds As of Sept. 28 anglers armed with hoop nets or divers using their bare hands will be taking to the crevices, underwater rocks and caves of Santa Monica Bay seeking out the tasty but nimble California spiny lobster. The season runs until March 19, but now is when lobster fishermen are out in full force. After the sun sets, certain areas of the water will be alight with green floating glow sticks that mark underwater traps set by boaters who have deployed a special net (laden with mackerel bits) that’s designed to outsmart and capture the nocturnal crustacean referred to informally as “bugs.” For the lobster fishermen who opt to cast nets from the comfort of a boat, the beginning of lobster season is a great time to spend some time on the water with friends and family, as it’s a change from the normal daytime fishing trips. There’s a sense of adventure to be had cruising around in the dark looking for a nocturnal catch. Also, this particular target is a premium delicacy that can be worth a fortune at a restaurant or even a fish store. Local divers also get up for lobster season. While there are some divers that spearfish, many hobbyist divers usually

Resident Denny Schneider honored at YMCA luncheon Westchester resident and activist Denny Schneider has been chosen as the recipient of this year’s Howard Drollinger Achievement Award by the Drollinger Family Charitable Foundation. “Denny is a longtime community advocate and leader in the Westchester community,” said Westchester Family YMCA Executive Director Karen Follette. Schneider, a Westchester resident for over four decades, was honored along with several others at the 2013 YMCA

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“This newly remodeled home with three bedrooms and two baths has quality upgrades both inside and out,” says agent Bob Waldron. “Abundant custom features include a new gourmet kitchen with quartz counters, customer alderwood cabinets, stainless appliances and breakfast bar. The kitchen opens to a living room/dining room with tile floor and a new slider opens to a large patio and park-like yard. A newer forced air system, roof and Milgard windows, upgraded electrical and hardwood floors complete this impressive home.” The property is offered at $679,000. Information, Bob Waldron, Coldwell Banker, (310) 337-9225.

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Michael Kapoulis has been named general manager of the Hotel MdR, a DoubleTree by Hilton hotel, at 13480 Maxella Ave. in Del Rey, while Elodie Habasque has been appointed as director of sales and marketing. Kapoulis most recently served as general manager of the Courtyard by Marriott Dallas Allen at the John Q Hammons Center. Habasque most recently served as assistant director of sales of the Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills. Information, (310) 822-8555, or hotelmdr.com.

Marina del Rey-based Rest Assured Nursing, Inc. has announced that one of its employees, Selena Brown, has been named a “Caring Champion” of 2013 and earned the grand cash prize from Caring.com, a leading website for family caregivers. The Caring Champions program honors and rewards professional caregivers of seniors at home care agencies and senior living communities in the U.S. Brown was among only 10 professional caregivers in the nation to earn the award this year and was chosen from among 83 nominees.

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Stanley had many interests including a love of the outdoors, gourmet cooking and magic. He was a child magician and performed at the popular Magic Castle, where he was also a lifelong member. Friends say Stanley was a blessing to all who knew him and he will be missed by his many close friends and surviving family members.

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Argonaut published: Sept 12, 19, 26, Oct.3, 2013 NOTICE-In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under FIcTITIOUS bUSINESS Federal, State, or common law (See NAME STATEMENT Section 14411 et seq., Business File No. 2013 150535 The following persons are doing and Professions Code). business as: Land Images 501 N. Larchmont Blvd. Los Angeles, CA. FIcTITIOUS bUSINESS 90004 County of Los Angeles. NAME STATEMENT Registered owners: Thomas A. File No. 2013 175516 Lockett 501 N. Larchmont Blvd. The following persons are doing Los Angeles, CA. 90004 Michael business an Parklet Studies 5206 C. Williams 501 N. Larchmont Blvd. Shearin Ave. Los Angeles, CA. Los Angeles, CA. 90004 This busi- 90041 Registered owners: Robin ness is conducted by a general part- Abad Ocubillo 320 Church #1 SF, nership. The registrant commenced CA. 94114 Kevin Ocubillo 5206 to transact business under the ficti- Sheerin Ave. Los Angeles, CA. tious business name or names listed 90041 This business is conductabove on 05/01/1977. I declare that ed by a general parntership. The all information in this statement is registrant commenced to transact true and correct. (A registrant who business under the fictitious busideclares as true information which ness name or names listed above he or she knows to be false is guilty on I declare that all information in of a crime.) Registrant Signature/ this statement is true and correct. Name: Thomas A. Lockett. This (A registrant who declares as true statement was filed with the County information which he or she knows Clerk of Los Angeles on July 19th to be false is guilty of a crime.) 2013. Argonaut published: July 25, Registrant Signature/Name:Kevin Aug. 1, 8, 15, 2013 NOTICE-In Ocuillo Parnter This statement accordance with Subdivision (a) of was filed with the County Clerk of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Los Angeles on August 21, 2013 Statement generally expires at the Argonaut published: Sept 12, 19, end of five years from the date on 26, Oct. 3. 2013 2013. NOTICE-In which it was filed in the office of the accordance with Subdivision (a) of County Clerk, except, as provided Section 17920, a Fictitious Name in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, Statement generally expires at the where it expires 40 days after any end of five years from the date on change in the facts set forth in which it was filed in the office of the the statement pursuant to section County Clerk, except, as provided 17913 other than a change in the in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, residence address of a registered where it expires 40 days after any owner. A New Fictitious Business change in the facts set forth in Name Statement must be filed the statement pursuant to section before the expiration. The filing of 17913 other than a change in the this statement does not of itself residence address of a registered authorize the use in this state of a owner. A New Fictitious Business Fictitious Business Name in viola- Name Statement must be filed tion of the rights of another under before the expiration. The filing of Federal, State, or common law (See this statement does not of itself Section 14411 et seq., Business authorize the use in this state of a and Professions Code). Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See FIcTITIOUS bUSINESS Section 14411 et seq., Business NAME STATEMENT and Professions Code). File No. 2013 154918 The following persons are doing business as: Solomon Saltsman & FIcTITIOUS bUSINESS Jamieson 426 Culver Blvd. Playa NAME STATEMENT del Rey, CA. 90293 County of File No. 2013 178714 Los Angeles. Registered owners The following persons are doing Stephen Warren Solomon Inc. 426 business as: C & M Essentials LLC Culver Blvd. Playa del Rey, CA. 4452 Verdugo Road Los Angeles, 90293 2) Ralph B. Saltsman Inc. CA. 90065 Registered owners C & 426 Culver Blvd. Playa del Rey, CA. M Essentials LLC 4452 Verdugo 90293 3) Stephen Allen Jamieson Road Los Angeles, CA. 90065 This Inc. 426 Culver Blvd Playa del Rey, business is conducted by a limCA. 90293 4) R. Bruce Evans 1601 ited liability company. The registrant Crest Drive Altadena, CA. 91001 5) commenced to transact business Ryan M. Kroll 5024 NE 14th Place under the fictitious business name Portland, OR. 97211 This business or names listed above on N/A. I is conducted by a general partner- declare that all information in this ship. The registrant commenced statement is true and correct. (A to transact business under the fic- registrant who declares as true infortitious business name or names mation which he or she knows to be listed above on 1987. I declare that false is guilty of a crime.)Registrant all information in this statement is Signature/Name C & M Essentials true and correct. (A registrant who LLC Owner Statement was filed with declares as true information which the County Clerk of Los Angeles on he or she knows to be false is guilty August 26, 2013. Argonaut pubof a crime.) Registrant Signature/ lished: Sept 12, 19, 26, 2013 Oct. Name: Ralph B. Saltsman Partner 3, 2013 NOTICE-In accordance with The statement was filed with the Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a County Clerk of Los Angeles on July Fictitious Name Statement generally 25, 2013. Argonaut published: Oct. expires at the end of five years from 3, 10, 17, 24, 2013. NOTICE-In the date on which it was filed in the accordance with Subdivision (a) of office of the County Clerk, except, Section 17920, a Fictitious Name as provided in Subdivision (b) of Statement generally expires at the Section 17920, where it expires 40 end of five years from the date on days after any change in the facts which it was filed in the office of the set forth in the statement pursuCounty Clerk, except, as provided ant to section 17913 other than a in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, change in the residence address of where it expires 40 days after any a registered owner. A New Fictitious change in the facts set forth in the Business Name Statement must be statement pursuant to section 17913 filed before the expiration. The filing other than a change in the residence of this statement does not of itself address of a registered owner. A authorize the use in this state of a New Fictitious Business Name Fictitious Business Name in violaStatement must be filed before the tion of the rights of another under expiration filing of this statement Federal, State, or common law (See does not of itself authorize the use Section 14411 et seq., Business in this state of a Fictitious Business and Professions Code).


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FIctItIoUs bUsINess NAMe stAteMeNt File No. 2013 184249 The following persons are doing business as REAL | Los Angeles 8225 Handley Avenue Los Angeles, CA. 90045 Registered owners Kathleen Marinaccio 8225 Handley Avenue Los Angeles, CA. 90045. Tino Cho 4974 S. Centinela Ave. unit B Los Angeles, CA. 90066 This business is conducted by a co-partners. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.)Registrant Signature/Name Kathleen Marinaccio co partners Statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on Aug. 4, 2013. Argonaut published: Sept 19, 26, 2013 Oct. 3, 10, 2013 NOTICEIn accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code).

FIctItIoUs bUsINess NAMe stAteMeNt File No. 2013 186063 The following persons are doing business as: Venice Liberty 617 Oceanfront Walk Venice, CA. 90291 Registered owners Patrick Liberty 617 Oceanfront Walk Venice, CA. 90291 This business is conducted by a individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Registrant Signature/Name Patrick Liberty Statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on Sept. 5, 2013. Argonaut published: Sept 12, 19, 26, 2013 Oct. 3, 2013 NOTICE-In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code).

FIctItIoUs bUsINess NAMe stAteMeNt File No. 2013 183320 The following persons are doing Xfernet 3250 Wilshire Blvd suite 90010. PSI Premier Holdings LLC 3250 Wilshire Blvd suite 301 Los Angeles, CA. 90010 business is conducted by a limited liability company. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Registrant Signature/Name PSI Premier Holdings LLC CFO It was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on Sept. 3, 2013. Argonaut published: Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24, 2013 NOTICE-In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code).

FIctItIoUs bUsINess NAMe stAteMeNt File No. 2013 184750 The following persons are doing business as: Dragontail Creative 7225 Crescent Park West unit 150 Playa Vista, CA. 90094 County of Los Angeles. Registered owners Stephanie Jones 7225 Crescent Park W unit 150 Playa Vista, CA. 90094 This business is conducted by an individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.)Registrant Signature/Name Stephanie Jones Statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on Sept. 4, 2013. Argonaut published: Sept 12, 19, 26, Oct. 3, 2013 NOTICE-In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration.The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code).

FIctItIoUs bUsINess NAMe stAteMeNt File No. 2013 186882 The following persons are doing business as Elephant Moving Company 8727 Venice Blvd. Los Angeles, CA. 90034. Los Angeles, Registered owners Donald Patrick Tonty 8513 W. Venice Blvd., #116 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 05/28/04 I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.)Registrant Signature/Name Don Tonty Owner was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on Sept. 6, 2013. Argonaut published: Sept 26, 2013 Oct. 3, 10, 17 2013 NOTICE-In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code).

FIctItIoUs bUsINess NAMe stAteMeNt File No. 2013 188518 The following persons are doing business as Santa Monica Malibu Tow 1626 Lincoln Blvd Santa Monica, CA. 90404. 12244 1/2 W. Pico Blvd. WLA, CA. 90065 Registered owners Mike Terashita 12244 1/2 W. Pico Blvd West Los Angeles, CA. 90064 This business is conducted by a individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Registrant Signature/Name Mike Terashita Statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on Sept. 9, 2013. Argonaut published: Sept 12, 19, 26, 2013 Oct. 3, 2013 NOTICE-In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). FIctItIoUs bUsINess NAMe stAteMeNt File No. 2013 188524 The following persons are doing business as Mick Buchanan Cabinetmakers 5020 Jefferson Blvd Los Angeles, CA. 90016 Registered owners Michael Buchanan 2101 Glyndon Avenue Venice, CA. 90016 This business is conducted by a individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.)Registrant Signature/ Name Michael Buchanan Owner Statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on Sept. 9, 2013. Argonaut published: Sept 12, 19, 26, 2013 Oct. 3, 2013 NOTICEIn accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code).

FIctItIoUs bUsINess NAMe stAteMeNt File No. 2013 188534 The following persons are doing business as Long Play LLC 1801 Grace Ave. #33 Los Angeles,CA. 90028 Registered owners Long Play Productions LLC 1801 Grace Ave. #22 Los Angeles, CA. 90028. 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 July 2013. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.)Registrant Signature/ Name Long Play Productions LLC Statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on Sept. 9, 2013. Argonaut published: Sept 12, 19, 26, 2013 Oct. 3, 2013 NOTICEIn accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). FIctItIoUs bUsINess NAMe stAteMeNt File No. 2013 189889 The following persons are doing business as: 1)Awesome Soccer 2) Awesome Sports 3)Del Rey City Soccer Club 4) Del Rey City S.C. 5) DRCSC 6) F.C. Playa Visita 14010 Captains Row #244 Marina del Rey, CA. 90292 County of Los Angeles. Registered owners: Brien Perez 14010 Captains Row #244 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 Feb. 2009. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Registrant Signature/Name: Brian Perez Owner This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on Sept. 10, 2013. Argonaut published Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24, 2013. NOTICEIn accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code).

Obituaries Polly Garstka Polly Garstka, wife of John Garstka, proud mother of five children and grandmother of sixteen, and active Westchester community leader, passed away peacefully on September 24th, 2013. Pauline Ann LeClair earned a B.S. at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, a M.A. at Syracuse University and a PhD from Pepperdine University. Polly dedicated the majority of her professional career to the Los Angeles Community College system. She retired in 1998 as the Vice President of Academic Affairs at Los Angeles Trade Technical College. Polly was involved in supporting the Airport Marina Counseling Service as president of the Board of Directors from 1985-1987 and was chair of the Jet-to-Jetty 10K race. Polly also volunteered with: Court Appointed Special Advocates for Foster Children; Grandparents and Books: Travelers Aid Society of Los Angeles; Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History; Executive Service Corps; Philanthropic Educational Organization and Nichi Bei Fujin Kai. The viewing is October 4th 5 to 8pm at Holy Cross Mortuary in Culver City, CA. Funeral mass is Saturday, October 5th, at 10:00 am at Visitation Catholic Church in Westchester, CA with a reception immediately following. In lieu of flowers, please donate in her name to the Airport Marina Counseling Center: www.airportmarina.org.

timothy Joseph woodruff Timothy Joseph Woodruff was born on January 14, 1928 and raised in Baltimore, Maryland, where he was on the Southern High School football team. He served in the United States Air Force in The Philippine Islands and Seoul Korea during The Korean conflict (1951-1955), attaining the rank of sergeant. As a member of the 581st Reproduction Squad he was connected with the first military use of psychological warfare, being involved in the printing and dissemination of allied propaganda. After his tour of duty, Timmy was honorably discharged from the military and moved to Venice, California where he started his own printing and lithograph business. In 1978 he moved to Playa del Rey -- a place he loved, and where he lived for many years, making some very good friends. He regularly spent his mealtimes at Senor G.’s, shooting the breeze with Steve at The Harbor Room (where he worked security), or The Szechwan Palace Restaurant, and Café Milan. Tim loved playing the horses and spent many an afternoon trying his luck at Hollywood Park. Tim passed away on September 13, 2013. He is survived by his son David Woodruff, daughter Nancy Woodruff, and two granddaughters, Litany DeShincoe and Hannah Finley.

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legal advertising FIcTITIOUS bUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013 191681 The following persons are doing business as 1) The Veterinary Spot 2) The Vet Spot 3)Vet Spot 4) Veterinary Spot 534 N. La Cienega Los Angeles, CA. 90048. Registered owners Helen Sindell 5079 Parkglen Avenue Los Angeles, CA. 90043 This business is conducted by an individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 9/12/13 I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.)Registrant Signature/Name Helen Sindell DVM Statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on Sept. 12, 2013 Argonaut published: Sept 19, 26, 2013 Oct. 3, 10, 2013 NOTICEIn accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code).

FIcTITIOUS bUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013 194005 The following persons are doing business as 1) Mar Vista Denim 2) Minxy Mouse and Mo 12138 Lawler Street Los Angeles, CA. 90066 Registered owners Lisa Drew 12138 Lawler Street Los Angeles, CA. 90066 This business is conducted by a joint venture. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 9/1/2013 I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.)Registrant Signature/ Name Lisa Drew Owner was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on Sept. 16, 2013. Argonaut published: Sept 19, 26, 2013 Oct. 3, 10, 2013 NOTICE-In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). FIcTITIOUS bUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013 194433 The following persons are doing business as South Bay City Realty 712 Washington Blvd. Marina del Rey, CA. 90292 Registered owners Charles Lederman 4267 Marina City Drive #714 Marina del Rey, CA. 90292 This business is con-

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ducted by an individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Registrant Signature/Name Charles Lederman Owner/Broker was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on Sept. 16, 2013. Argonaut published: Sept 19, 26, 2013 Oct. 3, 10, 2013 NOTICE-In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration.The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). FIcTITIOUS bUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013 194449 The following persons are doing business as 1)The Perfect Piece Vintage 1216 Abbot Kinney Blvd. Venice, CA. 90291 2) The PerfectPiece.com P.O. Box 11493 Marina del Rey, CA. 90295 3) Theperfectpiece Registered owners Ron Rosenthal 927 Indiana Avenue 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

FIcTITIOUS bUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013 194453 The following persons are doing business as 1. Najomi Inc. 72537255 Jordan Avenue Canoga Park, CA. 91303 Registered owners Nancy Rosenblum 7204 Sage Meadow Park City, UT. 84098 Steven Rosenblum 7204 Sage Meadow Park City, UT 84098. Nathanial Rosenblum 7204 Sage Meadow Park City UT 84098 4) Jonathan Rosenblum 7204 Sage Meadow Park City UT. 84098 Naomi Rosenblum 7204 Sage Meadow Park City UT 84098 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 information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Registrant Signature/Name Nancy Rosenblum Owner was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on Sept. 16, 2013. Argonaut published: Sept 19, 26, 2013 Oct. 3, 10, 2013 NOTICE-In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration.The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code).

correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Registrant Signature/ Nina Rachel Isgar Education Consultant It was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on Sept. 18, 2013. Argonaut published: Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24, 2013 NOTICE-In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). FIcTITIOUS bUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013 199298 The following persons are doing business as IBIS Maternity 583 Hargrave Street Inglewood, CA. 90302. Registered owners Alina Ivette Torrens 583 Hargrave Street Inglewood CA. 90302 This business is conducted by an individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Registrant Signature/Name Alina Ivette Torrens Owner was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on Sept. 23, 2013. Argonaut published: Sept 26, 2013 Oct. 3, 10, 17 2013 NOTICE-In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). FIcTITIOUS bUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013 199449 The following persons are doing 1) 6002 S. La Brea Avenue Los Angeles, CA. 90056 2) Braccey Communications Registered owners Sandy Braccey 6002 S. La Brea Avenue Los Angeles, CA. 90056 This business is conducted by an individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Registrant Signature/ Name Sandy Braccey Owner was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on Sept. 23, 2013. Argonaut published: Sept 26, 2013 Oct. 3, 10, 17 2013 NOTICE-In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code).

FIcTITIOUS bUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013 194473 The following persons are doing business as Sparkling Cleaners 8123 W. Manchester Ave. Playa del Rey, CA. 90293 Registered owners Sherna Wade 4533 W. 134th Street Hawthorne, CA. 90250 This business is conducted by an individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.)Registrant Signature/Name Sherna Wade Owner was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on Sept. 16, 2013. Argonaut published: Sept 19, 26, 2013 Oct. 3, 10, 2013 NOTICE-In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration.The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a FIcTITIOUS bUSINESS Fictitious Business Name in violaNAME STATEMENT tion of the rights of another under File No. 2013 201303 Federal, State, or common law (See The following persons are doing 1) Section 14411 et seq., Business and Siena Property Management 11990 Professions Code). San Vicente Blvd. suite 100 Los Angeles, CA. 90049 Registered ownFIcTITIOUS bUSINESS ers Teles Properties Inc. 11990 San NAME STATEMENT Vicente Blvd. suite 100 Los Angeles, File No. 2013 196173 CA. 90049 This business is conductThe following persons are doing ed by a corporation. The registrant Please Pass The Manners 315 commenced to transact business Richmond Street El Segundo CA. under the fictitious business name or 90245 Registered owners Nina names listed above on N/A. I declare Rachel Isgar 6775 Altamor Drive Los that all information in this statement Angeles, CA. 90045 This business is true and correct. (A registrant who is conducted by an individual. The declares as true information which registrant commenced to transact he or she knows to be false is guilty business under the fictitious busi- of a crime.) Registrant Signature/ ness name or names listed above NameTeles Properties, Inc. Peter on 9/1/2013. I declare that all infor- Hannis Hernandez President was mation in this statement is true and filed with the County Clerk of Los

Angeles on Sept. 25, 2013. Argonaut published: Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24, 2013 NOTICE-In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). FIcTITIOUS bUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013 201308 The following persons are doing 1) Teles Commercial Properties 2) Teles Commercial 11990 San Vicente Blvd. suite 100 Los Angeles, CA. 90049 Registered owners Teles Properties Inc. 11990 San Vicente Blvd. suite 100 Los Angeles, CA. 90049 This business is conducted by a corporation. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Registrant Signature/Name Teles Properties, Inc. President was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on Sept. 25, 2013. Argonaut published: Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24, 2013 NOTICEIn accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code).

Clerk of Los Angeles on Oct. 1, 2013. Argonaut published Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24, 2013. NOTICE-In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). NOTIcE OF APPLIcATION FOR TO SELL ALcOHOLIc bEVERAGES Sept 9, 2013 To whom it may concern The name of the applicant is at: 927-929 SB LA TENANT LLC The applicants listed above are applying to the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to sell alcoholic beverages at 921-933 S. Broadway Los Angeles, CA. 90015-1609 Type of license applied for 47- On Sale General Eating Place ARGONAUT Sept 19, 26, Oct. 3, 2013 NOTIcE OF APPLIcATION FOR cHANGE IN OWNERSHIP OF ALcOHOLIc bEVERAGES LIcENSE Date of Application August 18, 2013 To whom it may concern The name of the applicant are GENGHIS COHEN INC The applicants listed above are applying to the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to sell alcoholic beverages at 734-36-38-40-42 N. Fairfax Ave. Los Angeles, CA. 90046-7206 Type of license applied for 47 -ON SALE GENERAL EATING PLACE ARGONAUT OCT. 3, 2013

NOTIcE OF APPLIcATION TO SELL ALcOHOLIc bEVERAGES Date of Application: Septembrer 23, 2013 To whom it may concern: The name of the applicant is: cATHLEEN DONNA WALLAcE The applicants listed above are applying to the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to sell alcoholic beverages at: 3456 Motor Ave. #101 FIcTITIOUS bUSINESS Los Angeles, CA. 90034 Type of NAME STATEMENT license applied for: 41- ON-SALE File No. 2013 204129 The following persons are doing BEER AND WINE - EATING PLACE business as: dailykaffe 12725 Marco Argonaut: Oct. 3, 2013 Place Los Angeles, CA. 90066. County of Los Angeles. Registered ORANGE cOUNTY SUPERIOR owners: Eric S. Richter 12725 Marco cOURT SUMMONS Place Los Angeles, CA. 90066 C a s e Number California. Viola K. Richter 12725 30-2013-00633666-CU-PA-CJC Marco Place Los Angles CA. 90066 NOTICE TO DEFENDANT: Michael This business is conducted by a Bromley Levins, an individual. YOU married couple. The registrant commenced to transact business under ARE BEING SUED BY PLAINTIFF the fictitious business name or Katherine Therese Manzella, an indinames listed above on N/A. I declare vidual; Date July 1, 2013. You have that all information in this statement 30 CALENDAR DAYS after this sumis true and correct. (A registrant who mons and legal papers are served declares as true information which on you to file a written response at he or she knows to be false is guilty this court and have a copy served of a crime.) Registrant Signature/ on the plaintiff. A letter or phone Name: Eric S. Richter Co-Owner. call will not protect you. Your writThis statement was filed with the ten response must be in proper County Clerk of Los Angeles on Sept. 30, 2013. Argonaut published legal form if you want the court to Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24, 2013. NOTICE- hear your case. There may be a In accordance with Subdivision court form that you can use for your (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious response. You can find these court Name Statement generally expires forms and more information at the at the end of five years from the California Courts Online Self-Help date on which it was filed in the Center (www.courtinfo.ca.gov/selfoffice of the County Clerk, except, help), your county law library, or the as provided in Subdivision (b) of courthouse nearest you. If you canSection 17920, where it expires 40 not pay the filing fee, ask the court days after any change in the facts clerk for a fee waiver form. If you do set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a not file your response on time, you change in the residence address of may lose the case by default, and a registered owner. A New Fictitious your wages, money, and property Business Name Statement must be may be taken without further warnfiled before the expiration. The filing ing from the court. There are other of this statement does not of itself legal requirements. You may want to authorize the use in this state of a call an attorney right away. If you do Fictitious Business Name in viola- not know an attorney, you may want tion of the rights of another under to call an attorney referral service. Federal, State, or common law (See If you cannot afford an attorney, Section 14411 et seq., Business and you may be eligible for free legal Professions Code). services from a nonprofit legal services program. You can locate these FIcTITIOUS bUSINESS nonprofit groups at the California NAME STATEMENT Legal Services Web site (www. File No. 2013 205269 lawhelpcalifornia.org), the California The following persons are doing Courts Online Self-Help Center business as: Subterfuge Cellars 12906 Venice Blvd. Los Angeles, (www.courtinfo.ca.gov/selfhelp), or CA. 90066 County of Los Angeles. by contacting your local court or Registered owners: Paul Davis county bar association. The name Architects PC 12906 Venice Blvd and address of the court is Orange Los Angeles, CA. 90066 This busi- County Superior Court Central ness is conducted by a corporation. Justice Center 700 Civic Center The registrant commenced to trans- Drive West, Santa Ana, CA. 92701 act business under the fictitious busi- The name, address, and telephone ness name or names listed above on number of plaintiff’s attorney, or N/A. I declare that all information in plaintiff without an attorney, is: Joel this statement is true and correct. W. Baruch, 2020 Main Street suite (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows 900 Irvine, CA. 82614 949-864-9662 to be false is guilty of a crime.) DATE: March 4, 2013 Alan Carlson Registrant Signature/Name: Paul Clerk of the court by Natashah Davis Architects P.C. President. This Deputy PUBLISH: Argonaut Sept statement was filed with the County 12, 19, 26, Oct. 3, 2013


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