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L e t t e r s City’s New Trash Policy Stinks We were quite happy with the company who picked up our trash at the Laguna del Rey apartments. Unfortunately, L.A. City Councilman Mike Bonin and Mayor Eric Garcetti were not. The result is the perfect storm: poor service at double the cost. The reasons given for the changes were the usual soft and spongy words: “You will enjoy the opportunity to recycle” (we have been recycling for the last

five years); predictable and protected rates (our rates have doubled); “removal of graffiti from your bins” (what?); and “less truck traffic in your neighborhood” (could have been accomplished in a different way). The sad part of this policy is that the “greedy landlord” won’t suffer. Costs of this type are instead passed on to tenants. To me, this may be a sign of what can often emanate from City Hall — edicts which

make no sense, are inefficient, and cost all of us unnecessary expense. Frank McGinity Playa del Rey Venice Boulevard No Longer Makes Sense Re: “City to Restore Traffic Lanes in Playa del Rey,” Web Exclusive, Oct. 17 For the fifth time in a month I have been cut off in traffic on Venice Boulevard. Yesterday an

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aggressive Tesla driver cut me off, only to find himself waiting at the same traffic light with me minutes later. I believe that this danger is caused by the reduction of Venice to two lanes of vehicle traffic, and by the difficulty of parking between the traffic lanes and the newly separated bike lane. Bikers are still subject to car doors being opened as they ride by; now drivers are also put at more risk. I support those who are asking that Venice Boulevard be restored to the fine, drivable street it used to be. Let the bikers take more quiet streets, like Palms, that also connect Sepulveda, Lincoln and Venice boulevards. Down with Mike Bonin’s street configuration changes. He’s no engineer or traffic safety expert.  Many of us are no longer doing business on Venice Boulevard. Maybe Bonin will approve more high-rises to replace the small businesses and add more traffic to his two-lane road. Lynne Shapiro Marina del Rey

FROM THE WEB: Re: “Venice’s Homeless Could Get Restrooms,” News, Oct. 5 Third Street by Rose Avenue is clean for the first time in three years. Things are actually finally

improving in our neighborhood because the LAPD and city sanitation workers are finally being allowed to do their jobs. By providing bathrooms on Third Street you would simply draw the homeless back to the area and negate all of the progress that has been made. It would be one huge giant step backwards. Re-open the beach bathrooms at night rather than building new ones adjacent to residentialneighborhoods,unless of course Mike Bonin is willing to build a bathroom on his neighborhood block. James If you open the beach bathrooms at night it is imperative to have attendants (with police radio backup) maintaining them. Otherwise, the bathrooms will become magnets for crime. Also, the doors need to be updated to prevent the noisy slamming that occurs. Remember these bathrooms front hundreds of homes where residents are sleeping. It will be tricky. Brad Neal One thing you can count on: For all their supposed disgust with dirty streets, Venice’s NIMBYs never seem to tire of all their own pissing — over any and all proposed solutions. David Busch (Continued on page 9)

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Arts & Events Drawn to Movement

A Tragic Mystery

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Loyola Marymount student found dead in Redondo Beach . .................................... 6

What the unlikely friendship of Sitting Bull and Buffalo Bill tells us about today ........... 12

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Tim Rudnick wants a brick-and-mortar future for his Venice Oceanarium ....................... 9


Songwriting visionaries talk shop about craft, technique and inspiration . .............. 28

Free Moments Singer-songwriter Kris Delmhorst takes marriage and motherhood on the road .... 29


In a Refugee’s Shoes Doctors Without Borders sets up shop on Santa Monica Pier ............................ 6 Building a Legacy

‘Dancers at the Lot’ documents L.A.’s underground hip-hop dance culture . ....... 16

‘A Very British Lesbian’ escapes to Santa Monica .................................... 27

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Bianca Red Arrow, 19, studied politics while acting in film and television

Bianca Red Arrow “would light up any room she walked into,” her sorority sisters said

Police discovered Red Arrow’s body at around noon in the room of a hotel on Marina Avenue after receiving a welfare check call about a hotel guest. Why Red Arrow was at the hotel is not known, and “events leading up to her death are under investigation,” said Redondo Beach Police Sgt. Michael Martinez. “The cause of death is still under investigation,” said Rudy Molano of the Los Angeles County Coroner’s office. Red Arrow, a native of North Carolina, was majoring in political science while pursuing a minor in theatre arts. Last year she appeared in an episode of the HBO comedy series “Vice Principals” and had acted in an independent film and TV movie. She was also an active member of the Kappa Alpha Theta sorority, according to an open letter by LMU President Timothy Law Snyder announcing a campus vigil in her memory. “Bianca was the kind of person who would light up any room she walked into. She was full of so much infectious love and joy,” reads a statement posted to Instagram by her sorority sisters. “We have no words to describe this tremendous loss.”

Coastal Research Institute will be a force multiplier for ecological restoration efforts Loyola Marymount University and environmental restoration nonprofit The Bay Foundation have jointly formed the Coastal Research Institute, a collaboration that will bring science and engineering students out of the classroom to help solve local coastal resource management problems. The partnership not only expands student access to hands-on restoration work in the LAX Dunes, Santa Monica Bay kelp forests and quite likely the Ballona Wetlands, but also gives The Bay Foundation more boots on the ground to accelerate implementation of the Santa Monica Bay National Estuary Program. “It’s a fantastic marriage of what we attempt to do as a foundation and what LMU strives to do for its students,” said foundation Executive Director Tom Ford, who will co-manage the Coastal Resource Institute with LMU Environmental Science Program Director James Landry. For example, students joining the

Doctors Without Borders to launch interactive exhibit on Santa Monica Pier

— Gary Walker and Joe Piasecki

Party Bus Shooting Suspects Still at Large Hail of bullets near Santa Monica Pier killed the mother of a 2-year-old girl Santa Monica police continue to search for multiple gunmen who fatally shot one person and injured three others last weekend after a dispute between passengers of two different party buses near the Santa Monica Pier. According to an SMPD bulletin, a group exiting a bus on Ocean and Colorado avenues got into an argument with several people exiting a different bus parked on Ocean just before 1 a.m. Saturday. Not long after the argument, several occupants of the second bus fired multiple shots into the first bus, striking three people on board and a fourth person nearby. The suspects, described as African-American males, fled on foot through Palisades Park toward Pacific Coast Highway, Santa Monica Police Lt. Saul Rodriguez said. The driver of the first bus drove it to the Santa Monica Police station, where paramedics transported the PAGE 6 THE ARGONAUT November 9, 2017

shooting victims to a local hospital. Compton resident De`Ommie De La Cruz, the 28-year-old mother of a 2-year-old girl, died at the hospital from gunshot wounds. Two other victims remained hospitalized over the weekend in stable condition. Santa Monica officials referred questions about city regulations and policies regarding party buses to a statement by Mayor Ted Winterer. “We are deeply saddened by the senseless loss of life. Our community safety is of utmost importance and we urge anyone who has information about the incidents to contact the Santa Monica Police Department,” Winterer said. Police are asking anyone with information about the shooting to call Det. Derek Leone (310-4588949), Det. B. Cooper (310-4588478) or department headquarters (310-458-8495). — Gary Walker

foundation’s Santa Monica Beach Pilot Restoration Project, an attempt to bring back a native vegetation community on two acres of urban beach, are simultaneously conducting research on solutions to coastal flooding, sea level rise and carbon sequestration. The anticipated state-managed restoration of the Ballona Wetlands, of which The Bay Foundation is a partner agency, “will no doubt be a central player” in Coastal Research Institute activities, Ford said. “Of all the systems impacted by the rise of modern day Los Angeles, our beaches, wetlands and dunes are probably the most greatly impacted,” he said. The Coastal Research Institute “easily doubles, if not triples, our ability to conduct great applied work here in L.A., while simultaneously providing experience and the skills needed by LMU students to be ready to work for a global community.” — Joe Piasecki

Walk in a Refugee’s Shoes Photo by Julia Vandenoever

Loyola Marymount University students, faculty and administrators are mourning the loss of 19-year-old LMU sophomore Bianca Red Arrow, who was found dead Monday in Redondo Beach under mysterious circumstances.

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“Forced from Home” takes visitors into the lives of displaced people International humanitarian aid provider Doctors Without Borders will attempt to communicate the scope and severity of the global refugee crisis through a 10,000-square-foot interactive exhibit opening next week on Santa Monica Pier. “Forced from Home” replicates conditions in refugee camps and relates true stories of asylum seekers through physical installations, immer-

sive video, virtual reality and tour guides with firsthand experience as aid workers around the globe. Laure Weber, a Pacific Palisadesbased clinical psychologist who has worked as a mental health supervisor in South Sudan, Ukraine, Guinea and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, is among those leading tours during the exhibits Nov. 13 to 19 run. She’s counseled the displaced and impoverished victims of mutilation, survivors of rape, and witnesses to family members being murdered — as well as some of the doctors and nurses who volunteer to treat them. Visitors to the traveling exhibit “get a good sense of why people flee their homes and what they lose along the way. In Sudan, some people walked 200 kilometers [125 miles] with nothing more than the clothes on their back. … It’s remarkable, the resilience I’ve seen,” said Weber. “Doctors Without Borders wants people to see what’s happening with the migration crisis,” she said. “Personally, I’m bearing witness for the people I saw, and I’m speaking out about what happened to them because they can’t.” For more information about the exhibit, visit forcedfromhome.com. — Joe Piasecki

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Building ‘a Museum Without Walls’ Venice Oceanarium founder Tim Rudnick has plans for a legacy project on the Venice Pier By Gary Walker Whether introducing kids to the frenzy of a midnight grunion run or leading annual public readings of “Moby Dick,” longtime local Tim Rudnick has spent the past 11 years utilizing Venice Beach as outdoor classroom and laboratory. Each Sunday, Rudnick invites passersby to interact with a tabletop display of marine life specimens — shark jaws, dried crabs, fish skeletons and the like — on the sand near the Venice Pier. He and volunteers conduct ocean education workshops at such places as Westminster Avenue Elementary School, Ecole Claire Fontaine and the Oakwood Recreation Center. Now Rudnick, 75, hopes to grow his collective efforts, dubbed the Venice Oceanarium, into a permanent museum at the end of the Venice Pier. “We want this to be an educational venue for the public,” he said. “I consider this to be a worthy legacy for my children and grandchildren.”    Rudnick, a retired contractor, envisions the Venice Oceanarium Pavilion as a roughly800-square-footcanopiedoctagon surrounded by moveable display panels that can open or close around the structure, in keeping with his “museum without walls” approach. Inside, a central fountain feeds an aquarium-style touch tank supported by interactive panel displays about local flora and fauna. Rooftop solar panels and a small windmill turbine would power the structure.  “We plan to have a very light footprint


Rudnick’s plan features a central touch tank and movable display walls on the pier,” said Rudnick, whose written proposal points to a similarly oriented bait shop and café that existed on the pier in the 1960s. Rudnick is currently awaiting results of a city Department of Recreation and Parks evaluation of the pier’s structural durability. Parks officials have conducted that assessment, but their conclusions about what maintenance or repair would be necessary are pending, said Venicearea parks superintendent Bob Davis. Meanwhile, Rudnick is still pushing forward on the most difficult work of the project: raising the funds to build and maintain it. He estimates about $2 million in startup costs, but only about $40,000 per year to operate and maintain the pavilion. “That’s one of the most attractive things about this: It’s somewhat inexpensive,” he said.

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Re: “Gondos for Life,” News, Oct. 26 [To Jeffery Shimizu] Coach, I want you to know that even though I only had you as my baseball coach for one year, you have made a great impact on my life in ways you will never know. I am sure those who had you for more than a year feel the same way. You are why many of us went into the teaching and coaching profession. Congrats on this honor. You definitely deserved it. God bless, Steve Campos, ’87-89 Re: “Creative Judaism,” News, Sept. 21 Rabbi Lori and Open Temple are the real thing! It’s just what Venice & the Jewish-ly curious community around here is hungry for: peace, love, spirituality, music, lightness, fun, prayer

and Hershey’s Kisses! What’s not to love? H.B.

Not everyone’s a fan of the project. A handful of locals did not return calls about it, and an anonymous handwritten screed mailed to The Argonaut while reporting this story criticizes everything from the safety and feasibility of the wind turbine to concerns about nighttime lighting and security. Last year Rudnick presented his idea before the Venice Neighborhood Council but has yet to bring it to L.A. City Councilman Mike Bonin’s office for review. He and friends held a fundraiser in September, and the Oceanarium recently received a $5,000 grant from the office of Los Angeles County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl, whose district includes Venice. Rudnick says the ocean has always fascinated him, and “has become more of an interesting subject for people since the advent of sea level rise and climate change.”

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Asked how the Venice Oceanarium Pavilion would differ from Heal the Bay’s Santa Monica Pier Aquarium, Rudnick cited different missions and pier environments. “There, it’s kind of like a carnival. Here it’s more of an intimate environmental experience,” he said. “Plus, the Santa Monica Aquarium is more about marine biology.” Ecole Claire Fontaine parent Kristin Ess-Schur said students respond with enthusiasm to Rudnick’s hands-on approach to learning. “It’s one of the most popular classes on the Abbot Kinney campus,” she said. “He brings an array of interesting samples, from seaweed to shells, and the children get a chance to talk about nature on a deeper level and about the importance of living in concert with our surroundings.” Despite the challenge of raising $2 million, Rudnick remains optimistic about the possibility of creating a new public resource dedicated to the local marine environment. “I’m more positive about this than anything that I’ve done in years. At my age, I have to be,” he concluded with a laugh. The Venice Oceanarium holds its annual group reading of “Moby Dick” from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 18 and 19, near the Venice Breakwater. View plans for the Venice Oceanarium Pavilion at veniceoceanarium.org.

by Steve Greenberg

Re: “What’s Best for Ballona?” News, Nov. 2 Listen to Dr. Travis Longcore. The new science is being completely ignored. He too once thought that opening Ballona to the ocean would be the best way to “restore” the wetlands. But now we know the Earth is not flat, and the wetlands do not need more saltwater. What we need is to protect the wildlife and the precious many decades of equilibrium and life-filled soils that make up the circle of life at Ballona. StudioCity HAVE YOUR SAY IN THE ARGONAUT: Send to letters@argonautnews.com November 9, 2017 THE ARGONAUT PAGE 9

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$4,700.00 Oct 15: $4,458


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$3,700.00 Oct 15: $3,469

Oct 16: $3,437


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Coastal Chamber of Commerce audience that it was past time for the county to modernize the marina and make it more attractive to the digital workforce flourishing in nearby Venice, Santa Monica and Playa Vista. “Many of you have been reading about the new Silicon Beach [tech sector] that we have around here, and we need to be competitors for that marketplace and have the kinds of amenities and living experiences and businesses that will attract people to come here,” he said. So far, that effort has been pretty successful, according to Marina City Realty owner Charles Lederman. “In general, I think the influx of Silicon Beach companies coming to the Westside has had an effect,” said Lederman of rising rental prices in the marina. Affluent renters wanting to live close to where they work “seems to be the trend,” he added. TwoBergman, Bedrooms Peter president of Bergman Beach OneProperties Bedroom in Marina del Rey, said short-term rentals brokered through home-sharing sites like Airbnb are also having an impact on the market. “We’ve seen home prices go up because of Airbnb, which has increased the demand for rentals. People who come to the marina or Venice and want to rent want to be by the beach,” Bergman said. “We’re seeing many duplexes in places like Marina Pointe used as Airbnb rentals by homeowners because the revenue is much greater if you have a short-term tenant instead of a long term-tenant. … So that has a direct impact on the rental market in Marina del Rey.”


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By Gary Walker and Joe Piasecki Over the course of two decades on the L.A. County Board of Supervisors, Don Apr-16 Oct-16 Knabe would often refer to Marina del Rey as “the crown jewel” of Los Angeles County. If rental prices continue their sharp upward trend, it may soon require a king’s ransom to live here. Median monthly rent for one- and twobedroom apartments in Marina del Rey jumped up more than 16% between October 2014 and October 2017, according to research by housing economists with the online rental listing aggregator Apartment List. In October 2014, the median monthly rent for a one-bedroom apartment in the







“I would expect the area to continue Apr-17 Oct-17 experiencing above-average rent growth over the next few years.” — Apartment List housing economist Chris Salviati marina was $3,089 (up from $2,895 in January of that year). Last month it clocked in at $3,587. Meanwhile, median two-bedroom rents rose from $3,969 in October 2014 to $4,609 last month. With a proliferation of high-paying jobs in the Westside’s burgeoning technology

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sector and increased competition from tourist spending on short-term vacation rentals, experts say Marina del Rey’s supply of rental housing just can’t keep up with a feverish level of demand. During a “State of the Marina” address in May 2014, Knabe (who termed out of office last November) told an LAX

Despite soaring rents, data analysis by the USC Price Center for Social Innovation suggests that Marina del Rey residents — at least those who’ve been moving in over the past three years — can afford to pay them. Comparing U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey estimates of rental prices and occupant earnings from 2010 to 2015, the percentage of“rent-burdened” Marina del Rey residents — those whose rent bill cost more than 30% of their income — actually decreased as rental costs increased. In 2010, when the overall median rental price in the marina was $1,977, slightly more than 48% of tenants were rent-burdened. In 2015, when the median rental price shot up to $2,411, the share of rent-bur-

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dened tenants had dropped to 45.8%. Venice community activist Nick Antonicello, who works in sales for luxury real estate firms and brands, sees the Westside’s red-hot housing market pushing lower-income tenants out of high-demand areas, replacing them with higher wage earners — which may account for the decreasing share of rentburdened tenants in the marina. “There’s no question the demographic of the marina is trending so that a person has to make six figures in order to live there. There’s less rental stock, and the people living here are

two-bedroom apartment in Venice in August 2016, as Apartment List data had suggested at the time. Under the new formula, the estimated median rent for a two-bedroom unit last fall moved closer to $2,200 — compared to about $4,300 at the time in Marina del Rey.


The supply side of the Marina del Rey rental price equation is difficult to pin down. As of late September, L.A. County planning officials counted 6,037 existing rental units in Marina del Rey, with

policies as the Los Angeles neighborhoods it borders, and the housing stock basically functions as a revenue generator for county coffers. (L.A. County owns the land and leases it to developers, who in turn set rental prices.)


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“I strongly support the development of housing that people can afford. As we go forward with [new] developments in Marina del Rey, all will include some affordable units.” — L.A. County Supervisor Janice Hahn much more affluent. So, yeah, people are probably leaving because of the rents,” Antonicello said.


It’s no secret that rent prices are going up all over the Westside, but even those who follow the news closely may be surprised that median rents in Marina del Rey are actually higher than in Venice, despite the hype generated by clickbait headlines suggesting otherwise. Until recently, Apartment List calculated its widely publicized median rent reports based primarily on apartmentlist.com listings, which was biasing the data toward luxury housing stock and thus overstating median rental prices, explained Apartment List housing economist Chris Salviati. Earlier this year, Apartment List began using more fully representative base estimates calculated from American Community Survey estimates as a control, then extrapolating rental increases based on month-to-month price comparisons of similar units advertised at apartmentlist.com. “Our new estimates tend to be lower than what some of our competitors publish, but we feel that our estimates best reflect the full market,” Salviati said. In other words, most people weren’t paying in excess of $5,000 a month to lease a

another 1,111 rental units projected for development or already under construction. It wasn’t immediately clear how many rental units existed in the marina while rental prices shot up drastically from early 2014 to late 2015, but new construction tends to replace more affordable older units with pricier new units — despite increasing density expanding the overall housing supply. In 2011, the 202-unit Del Rey Shores apartment complex built in 1964 at Via Marina and Panay Way was demolished to make way for a small village of high-end contemporary housing. Its replacement, the big blue buildings now known as Shores, brought 544 new rental units to the market in 2013. According to county reports, the marina added 688 rental units overall in 2013, with 54 of them set aside as affordable housing below market rate (all of them at Shores). In August 2016, the Neptune Marina’s 136 aging townhomes — where monthly rent for two-bedroom units topped out at around $2,600 vs. Apartment List’s estimated median rent of $4,380 — were demolished to make way for a new 526-unit complex. Historically, the market and pretty much the market alone has determined rental prices in Marina del Rey. The unincorporated community is not subject to the same rent stabilization

development in the marina to be more inclusive of affordable housing. “I strongly support the development of housing that people can afford,” said Hahn. “As we go forward with [new] developments in Marina del Rey, all will include some affordable units.” But Knabe cautions that it’s unlikely the marina could support enough rental units to keep pace with demand from across the income spectrum. Only a few years ago, he and his staff members saw an imperative to address the wave of high-earners cresting west of the 405 with competitively attractive housing that would sustain the marina’s role as a major revenue generator for the county. “Marina del Rey’s always been an attractive area to visit and to live. But there’s a limit to what they can do out there regarding building more housing, because it’s county-owned land and the supply has not met the demand,” Knabe said. “There were always issues about supply because it’s always been a high-demand area, so it stays on the higher side of the rental scale.” Salviati’s prediction: Rental prices will keep going up in Marina del Rey. “There’s no real indication of that trend reversing,” he said, “and so I would expect the area to continue experiencing aboveaverage rent growth over the next few years.”


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The Last Days of the West “Blood Brothers” traces the unlikely friendship of Sitting Bull and Buffalo Bill to spiritual atonement at Standing Rock and America’s ‘war on the wilderness’ By Bliss Bowen “The red man was pressed from this part of the West He’s likely no more to return To the banks of Red River where seldom if ever Their flickering campfires burn” — lost verse of cowboy anthem “Home on the Range” Reading Deanne Stillman’s extensively researched book “Blood Brothers: The Story of the Strange Friendship Between Sitting Bull and Buffalo Bill” stirs a dispiriting sense of reverse déjà vu. Celebrity worship, inequality, homelessness, and governmental disregard for wildlife and treaties with Native American tribes — all figure into a complex narrative winding from America’s 19th-century Western frontier up through 2016’s dramatic protests at Standing Rock Indian Reservation and the Trump administration’s recent moves to open wilderness areas to mining and drilling. “Trump’s war on the wilderness didn’t start with Trump. It’s a last attempt to completely take over the land, take whatever’s there,” Stillman says. “The tribes have been removed and sent to reservations, and now the move to eradicate wild horses and undo all these wilderness protections. I believe this is the endgame in a war against Native Americans. … This is just a continuation of the dark part of the American story.” “Blood Brothers” covers earlier pages in that tale. Revolving around two historical icons whose names still signify outlaw independence, it expands on themes in the Westside-based author’s previous books: 2001’s “Twentynine Palms: A True Story of Murders, Marines, and the Mojave,” 2008’s bestselling “Mustang: The Saga of the Wild Horse in the American West,” and 2012’s awardwinning “Desert Reckoning.” All deal with what she calls “the promise and failure of the American dream.” William “Buffalo Bill” Cody and Hunkpapa Lakota medicine man Sitting Bull were two of the most famous (or infamous, depending on your perspective) celebrities of post-Civil War America, and their rarified positions seeded their unlikely bond. Cody, a charismatic, velvet jacket-wearing ladies’ man, worked as a Pony Express rider, railroad buffalo hunter and Army scout, then performed in and eventually produced “equestrian extravaganzas”that re-enacted cowboy-and-Indian battles and other sensational events. Former scouts, cowboys, Indians, and sharpshooter Annie Oakley (whom Sitting Bull regarded as a daughter) all performed in Cody’s immensely popular show, “Buffalo Bill’s Wild West.” It was a huge

Deanne Stillman uncovers historical truths that make history feel not so far in the past “get” to book Sitting Bull, who had defiantly led his people to Canada for four years before starvation forced them to surrender their ponies, guns and freedom to U.S. Army demands and reservation rule. Brisk ticket sales measured the public’s fascination with the warrior once

his family. Were he alive today, he’d likely exhibit a rock star’s branding savvy. Cody paid high tribute when he told a Minnesota reporter that “no white man could convince his people to follow him as they starved” as Sitting Bull had done. Describing Sitting Bull as a very intuitive “spiritual force to contend with” (“We don’t have words in our language to represent what he represents to his people”), Stillman recounts his lifelong affinity for wild creatures; he purportedly learned of his impending death from a meadowlark. Horses are tracked alongside human characters, including Comanche (who developed a taste for booze after famously surviving Custer’s rout at the 1876 Battle of the Little Bighorn) and the horse Cody gave to Sitting Bull — a gift that speaks volumes about their respectful friendship. The horse reportedly began doing his Wild West dance steps when Sitting Bull was shot in 1890; that story moved Stillman to write “Blood Brothers.” Calling betrayal of Native Americans “America’s original sin,” she says it’s at the root of the nation’s ongoing troubles with gun violence: “It’s why we can’t relinquish our guns. Because we know what happens when people give up their guns, and it’s not pretty.” Stillman hopes raising readers’awareness … Cody was spinning out this American of history will inspire reconciliation. She scripture and permitting cowboys and Indians to live inside this world that was traces a line from Sitting Bull to a “profound” ceremony that took place in being obliterated on the outside.” By the time he signed on with Cody, after December at Standing Rock: Military veterans descended from soldiers who’d ventures with other shows that did not treat him well, Sitting Bull was fascinated fought earlier generations of Native Americans arrived to protect Dakota Pipeline protesters, and knelt and asked forgiveness of Lakota elders. The episode is key to the relevance she reaches for with “Blood Brothers.” “In the old days, on the frontier when the cavalry used to show up, there was trouble ahead for Indians. But here was a complete 180, and cavalry was coming to align itself with Native Americans at Standing Rock. I believe that signals a big shift in this country in our spiritual lives. It will take some time for that to be reflected in policy. … Sitting Bull lived at Standing Rock and he died at Standing Rock, and by American technology and wanted his his spirit is across the Plains. What was children to “flourish in the world that had going on last year and what’s continuing to go on reverberates everywhere.” overtaken them.” But he could not understand how a culture whose weapons Deanne Stillman discusses “Blood had defeated his people could not take care of its own; according to Stillman, he Brothers” at 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9, with host Rex Wiener at Beyond Baroque (681 would “sometimes give away his salary” to orphans he encountered on the street. N. Venice Blvd., Venice); call (310) Sitting Bull emerges as a compassionate 822-3006 or visit beyondbaroque.org. She’ll also discuss the book at 7 p.m. leader of integrity with a wily business sense; the highest-paid member of Cody’s Monday, Nov. 20, at the Santa Monica Public Library (601 Santa Monica Blvd., show, he asked for a signing bonus and Santa Monica); call (310) 458-8600 or insisted on ownership rights to photographs of him so he could raise money for visit smpl.org.

Calling betrayal of Native Americans “America’s original sin,” Stillman says it’s at the root of the nation’s ongoing troubles with gun violence: “It’s why we can’t relinquish our guns. Because we know what happens when people give up their guns, and it’s not pretty.” cursed as Public Enemy No. 1. The book alludes to male bonding over ritual and blood shed in hunting and soldiering. But after the Army’s vicious campaign to eradicate Plains tribes so that white farmers could settle their land, how was working together possible for onetime enemies shoved aside by America’s rapid industrialization — namely Sitting Bull, Cody and his cast? Per Stillman, traveling shows like “Buffalo Bill’s Wild West” offered the only way off the reservation: “They got to hit the road and be free again, within a limited frame of reference.

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Love & Nazis After discovering her mother’s secret past, Playa del Rey resident Tania Wisbar turned forgotten history into a romantic drama

By Christina Campodonico When Tania Wisbar was just a baby, her recently divorced mother, Eva Kroy Wisbar, brought her and her older sister to the U.S. from Germany. This was in 1938, the year before World War II engulfed Europe. The war loomed in the background of Tania’s childhood, but the exact circumstances of her mother’s immigration and split from her father remained largely unknown to her and her sister until decades later. “We didn’t know anything,” says Tania, a Playa del Rey resident, recalling how her mother, who hailed from a well-connected German film family, never really spoke of her married life or her Jewish heritage. “We had nothing religious in our house. We didn’t belong to any community. So we celebrated at Christmas and Easter. Never, ever were we in a synagogue.” Aside from a few family photos, artifacts from her mother’s life before the war were non-existent — sold off by the Nazis, according to Tania. “I wish I just had one spoon,” she says. But in 1999 — 15 years after Eva’s death — a German university professor doing research at Harvard uncovered an 88-page manuscript written by Tania’s mother about the Nazi takeover of the German film industry. The document from 1939 also provided a wealth of information about her marriage to Tania’s distant father, Frank Wisbar, a German filmmaker with ties to the Nazi propaganda machine, who later directed the pioneering American television series “Fireside Theatre” (a.k.a. “Jane Wyman Presents”) and married three more times.

Among the revelations: that her mother was Jewish and that the Nazis had forced Eva and Frank to divorce to comply with the Nuremberg Laws’ prohibition of intermarriage between Germans and Jews. “We were just shocked. None of that had been shared with us,” recalls Tania. Eighteen years later, Tania has transformed insights from her mother’s manuscript into a play based on her parents’ star-crossed relationship amidst the rise of Nazi Germany. In “The Red Dress,” now playing at the Odyssey Theatre, Wisbar has channeled her parents’ spirits and tumultuous story into the characters of Alexandra Schiele, a fictionalized film actress, and Franz

Tania Wisbar holds a portrait of her mother, whose early life inspired “The Red Dress” manuscript and he said, “Were you aware your mother wrote about her marriage to your father, and all about the five years they were married and the fact that the Nazis separated them and then divorced

“You don’t go peel the onion of your family’s tragedies without maybe getting a lot of onion in your eye.” — Tania Wisbar Weitrek, a budding filmmaker. Their marriage is torn apart by the Nazi party, a menacing Gestapo officer and conflicting ideologies about the role of art in politics. Tania spoke to The Argonaut about the play, her family’s hidden history and her mother’s rebellious streak in the face of Nazi oppression.

them?” And I said “No, actually I don’t know anything about my mother.”

Why did the Nazis force your parents to divorce? A racially mixed couple was of course illegal under the Nuremberg Laws. So my parents had to agree to get a divorce, which they did. … [But] they had to go Tell me about your mother’s to court to agree to get this divorce. They manuscript. both had to show up. Well, they played In 1999, the phone rang one morning. this game where either he wasn’t And I remember there was this deep, available because he was on location, or German guttural voice saying, “Are you she wasn’t available because she was, I Tania Wisbar?” … He had come upon this don’t know, doing what. So they actually

never did get divorced in Germany, but the day [my mother] left for good, [with] the permanent exit visa, the Nazis issued a divorce. What else did you learn about your parents from the manuscript? One, that my mother was Jewish. Two, that [my mother and father] each had their Gestapo followers — that my mother had to report to the Gestapo for, not a physical inquisition, but interrogation twice a month. Rather than being so terrified twice a month when she had to go to the Gestapo headquarters, she would force herself to go an hour early and would look at the pictures of the great leaders of Nazi Germany, and she would talk herself down from being in a panic by saying, “Someday you’re all going to hang or be killed, because you are criminals.” Do you think that was your mother’s way of being rebellious? My mother was nothing but rebellious. She was very small, very beautiful and had a gigantic temper, which she only (Continued on page 14)

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John Nyboer’s photography captures the energy of an outdoor incubator for emerging dance talent see it in a context that is very flashy and somehow not the same as going to the ballet, right? And yet if you’re a professional dancer these days, you need to know this is every bit as much part of the art form as ballet is.” Slim Boogie founded The Lot to foster community amongst L.A’s hip-hop dancers, circumvent the high cost of renting studios for practice, offer an affordable opportunity for dancers to develop their skills ($5 per class) and create a space where dancers of all shapes, sizes and levels could express

themselves without the usual pressures of auditions or dance competitions. He’s grateful to Nyboer for capturing this spirit through his photographs and hopes that they bring attention to this pool of dance talent, which draws dancers from all over L.A. and the world. “I think what John is doing is really amazing, because it’s literally capturing the moment I don’t think anyone has really captured,” says Slim. “The picture is coming from this straight, like raw moment. … Sometimes, I look at

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wort, which grows everywhere in California. Like hops, it’s a bitter but very aromatic herb. So is horehound, which was a traditional cure for sore throats in the 1800s and makes a good flavoring in beer. But is what you make actually beer? In many places, beer means grain, hops, yeast and water. I use the definition from pre-1600, which allows that it may be made from things other

than grain and use different flavorings. I make it with a mix that might include molasses, tree sap like maple or birch syrup, sometimes a bit of honey, and flavor it with mugwort and yarrow. Archaeologists have analyzed scrapings from the bottom of centuries-old pots and found the same kinds of mixes, along with berries and other fruit. For centuries brewing was a talent just about everyone had, and people made drinks with whatever they had. Compared to

the rest of human history, modern breweries are an aberration. Are any commercial breweries experimenting with these flavors? There are craft breweries that have started bringing back wildcrafted ingredients, but none of the major brands. It would be good if the practice became more common and there was more money in it, because that would encourage people to maintain wild places.

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“Here is a great opportunity, two adjacent homes in North Inglewood,” say agents Bob Waldron and Jessica Heredia. “They offer excellent investment and development possibilities. Both homes are probate sales and zoned R2. They can be purchased separately or jointly.” Offered at $294,000 & $389,000 Bob Waldron & Jessica Heredia, Coldwell Banker 424-702-3000

“An extremely rare bluff custom, this Spanish style home offers panoramic views of the ocean and mountains,” says agent Rosie Frias. “This luxury home is located on a quiet cul-de-sac in the desirable North Kentwood neighborhood. A few custom highlights include hand-crafted solid oak kitchen cabinets, solid oak six-inch plank wood floors, and an elegant spiral-floating staircase. This luxury home boasts five full baths and five bedrooms, three of which have private balconies — two with panoramic views.”

“Engaging curb appeal and a vibrant terraced garden welcome you into this charming Westchester home,” says agent Stephanie Younger. “Step inside and be greeted by an open, sunlight-filled living room. Unfolding from the living room, the newly updated kitchen features stainless appliances, and a generous island. Outside, a back patio leads you to an expansive lawn. Sliding doors open to the master suite, a restful sanctuary equipped with plenty of storage space and an elegant en suite.” Stephanie Younger, Compass 310-499-2020

“Enjoy beautiful ocean views from this beach house on top of Playa del Rey Hill,” say agents Donna Manders and Alice Plato. “The sun-filled open plan is highlighted by hardwood floors, a stone fireplace, granite kitchen, and spa bath. Access a huge ocean view patio for sunset entertaining. Extras include beautiful gardens, a grassy yard, multiple patios, and a bonus room. This is a rare opportunity to live on Playa's best ocean view street in an updated home. Live a Malibu beachcomber lifestyle.” Offered at $5,795 /mo Donna Manders & Alice Plato, Coldwell Banker 424-280-7280

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“This gorgeous single level two-bed, two-bath corner unit in the desirable Catalina is conveniently located near Concert Park,” says agent Jesse Weinberg. “Facing a quiet cul-de-sac street you will be delighted by the home’s open floor plan. The living room boasts hardwood floors, a cozy fireplace, and sliding glass doors out to a private balcony. The master suite boasts en-suite spa-like bathroom with a separate shower and tub. The unit also includes two-car tandem parking with an extra storage locker.”


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11902 Ocean Park Blvd, West Los Angeles

7822 Bleriot Avenue, Westport Heights

8036 El Manor Avenue, Kentwood

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7822BleriotAve.com 4 Bed | 2 Bath | $949,000

8036ElManorAve.com 4 Bed | 3 Bath | $1,695,000

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7561 Stewart Avenue, Kentwood

11500 San Vicente Boulevard #417, Brentwood

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7561StewartAve.com 6 Bed | 5.5 Bath | $2,579,000

11500SanVicente417.com 2 Bed | 3 Bath | $6,000/month

Compass is a licensed real estate broker (01991628) in the State of California and abides by Equal Housing Opportunity laws. All material presented herein is intended for informational purposes only. Information is compiled from sources deemed reliable but is subject to errors, omissions, changes in price, condition, sale, or withdraw without notice. To reach the Compass main office call 310.230.5478. CalBRE# 01365696

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jesse@jesseweinberg.com CalBRE #01435805


FOR SALE 13700 MARINA POINTE DR. #1705,MDR 3 bd & 2 bA 2,331 Sq.ft. www.azzurra1705.com $3,295,000

COMING SOON 6 VOYAGE ST.,MARINA DEL REY 2 bd & 2 bA $1,899,000

OPEN SUN 1-4 8044 COWAN AVE.,WESTCHESTER 4 bd & 2 bA 1,918 Sq.ft. www.8044Cowan.com $1,399,000

FOR SALE 13650 MARINA POINTE DR. #505,MDR 2 bd & 2 bA + DEN 1,714 Sq.ft. www.Cove505.com $1,099,000


OPEN SUN 1-4 1 IRONSIDES ST. #7,MARINA DEL REY 2 bd & 2.5 bA + LOFT www.OneIronsides.com $2,949,000

COMING SOON 7433 ARIZONA AVE.,WESTCHESTER 3 bd & 2 bA 1,771 Sq.ft. $1,599,000

FOR SALE 13700 MARINA POINTE DR. #1124,MDR 2 bd & 2.5 bA 1,770 Sq.ft. www.1124Azzurra.com $1,399,000

OPEN SUN 1-4 4835 BERRYMAN AVE., CULVER CITY 3 bd & 2 bA 1,712 Sq.ft. $1,095,000


12963 RUNWAY RD. #218,PLAYA VISTA 13700 MARINA POINTE DR. #315.,MDR 2 bd & 2 bA 912 Sq.ft. 1 bd & 1 bA 835 Sq.ft. www.Catalina218.com $649,000 $799,000 www.Azzurra315.com

FOR SALE 13700 MARINA POINTE DR. #PH1906,MDR 2 bd & 2.5 bA 1,993 Sq.ft. www.azzurra1906.com $2,475,000

COMING SOON 121 WATERVIEW ST.,PLAY DEL REY 3 bd & 2 bA 1,650 Sq.ft. $1,499,000

FOR SALE 13650 MARINA POINTE DR. #1605,MDR 1,714 Sq.ft. 2 bd & 2 bA $1,379,000

FOR SALE 13600 MARINA POINTE DR. #315,MDR 1 bd & 1.5 bA + DEN 1,791 Sq.ft. www.Regatta315.com $899,000

FOR LEASE 13700 MARINA POINTE DR. #1822,MDR 3 bd & 3.5 bA 2,099 Sq.ft. $7,895/MONTH

COMING SOON 7301 VISTA DEL MAR #10,PLAYA DEL REY 2 bd & 2.5 bA 1,840 Sq.ft. $1,999,000

IN ESCROW 13700 MARINA POINTE DR. #904,MDR 2 bd & 2 bA 1,240 Sq.ft. www.Azzurra904.com $1,425,000

OPEN SUN 1-4 11900 WASHINGTON PL.MAR VISTA 2,146 Sq.ft. 4 bd & 4.5 bA $1,399,000 www.4NewHomes-MarVista.com

FOR SALE 4050 GLENCOE AVE. #207,MARINA DEL REY 2 bd & 2 bA 1,220 Sq.ft. www.Indigo207.com $859,000

FOR LEASE 13700 MARINA POINTE DR. #1409,MDR 1 bd & 1.5 bA 996 Sq.ft. $4,950/MONTH *FULLY FURNISHED*


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©2017 Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage. All Rights Reserved. Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage fully supports the principles of the Fair Housing Act and the Equal Opportunity Act. Owned by a subsidiary of NRT LLC. Coldwell Banker, the Coldwell Banker Logo, Coldwell Banker Global Luxury and the Coldwell Banker Global Luxury logo service marks are registered or pending registrations owned by Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. Broker does not guarantee the accuracy of square footage, lot size or other information concerning the condition or features of property provided by seller or obtained from public records or other sources, and the buyer is advised to independently verify the accuracy of that information through personal inspection and with appropriate professionals. If your property is currently listed for sale, this is not intended as a solicitation.

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This modern remodeled condo — 1 bedroom and 1 bath unit — boasts Allure Ultra tongue and groove plank flooring, plantation shutters, and A/C. Fireplace with floor-to-ceiling lined limestone creates a focal point in the room. Updated kitchen with quartz counter tops, stainless steel appliances and newer cabinets, opens to the dining area and living room, providing a great space for entertaining. The complex offers a large sunfilled community deck and provides a one-car gated parking spot. Chenault Tower is located on a cul-de-sac, located within a short walk to shops, restaurants, markets and village. Offered at $525,000

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FICTITIOUS bUSINESS NAmE STATEmENT 2017 279379 The following persons is (are) doing business as: LA Maison Real Estate 2452 Horseshoe Canyon Rd. #1 Los Angeles, CA. 90046. Monica Rohrer 2452 Horseshoe Canyon Rd. #1 Los Angeles, CA. 90046 This business is conducted by an individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 05/1998. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true any material matter pursuant to Section 17913 of the Business and Professions Code that the registrant knows to be false is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000)). MONICA ROHRER Title Owner This statement was filed with the county on Sept 28, 2017 Argonaut published: Oct. 26, Nov. 2, 9, 16, 2017 NOTICE-In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code.

Keep 3008 Greenfield Ave #1 Los Angeles, CA. 90034 This business is conducted by an individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true any material matter pursuant to Section 17913 of the Business and Professions Code that the registrant knows to be false is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000)). SABRINA KEEP Title Owner This statement was filed with the county on Oct. 23, 2017 Argonaut published: Oct. 26, Nov. 2, 9, 16, 2017 NOTICE-In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code.

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FICTITIOUS bUSINESS NAmE STATEmENT 2017 303549 The following persons is (are) doing business as: Reconnect Consulting 8534 Walnut Drive Los Angeles, CA. 90046 Julia Storm 8534 Walnut Drive Los Angeles, CA. 90046 This business is conducted by an individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 10/2017. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true any material matter pursuant to Section 17913 of the Business and Professions Code that the registrant knows to be false is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000)). JULIA STORM Title Owner This statement was filed with the county on Oct. 20, 2017, Argonaut published: Oct. 26, Nov. 2, 9, 16, 2017 NOTICE-In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code. FICTITIOUS bUSINESS NAmE STATEmENT 2017 305588 The following persons is (are) doing business as: Pup Wash 3008 Greenfield Ave. #1 Los Angeles, CA. 90034 Sabrina

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FICTITIOUS bUSINESS NAmE STATEmENT 2017 305624 The following persons is (are) doing business as: Beauty Selection 13351 Riverside Dr. unit H Sherman Oaks, CA. 91423 The Beverly Collection Inc. 13351 Riverside Dr. unit H Sherman Oaks, CA. 91423 This business is conducted by a corporation. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 1/1/1997 I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true any material matter pursuant to Section 17913 of the Business and Professions Code that the registrant knows to be false is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000)). The Beverly Collection Inc. Title Secretary This statement was filed with the county on Oct. 23, 2017 Argonaut published: Oct. 26, Nov. 2, 9, 16, 2017 NOTICE-In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code. FICTITIOUS bUSINESS NAmE STATEmENT 2017 316754 The following person is doing business as: Notice Apparel 7314 Mace Place Los Angeles, CA. 90001 County of Los Angeles Registered owner: Kierra Moore 7314 Mace Place Los Angeles, CA. 90001. This business is conducted by an Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 11/2017 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: KIERRA MOORE. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on Nov. 2 2017. Argonaut published: Nov. 9, 16, 23, 30, 2017 NOTICE-In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself

authorize the use in this state of a Federal, State, or common law (See Fictitious Business Name in viola- Section 14411 et seq., Business and tion of the rights of another under Professions Code. Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and NOTICE OF PETITION TO Professions Code). ADmINISTER ESTATE OF OF Alice D Rosenfeld aka Alice Rosenfeld( Decedent) IN THE JUvENILE COURT Case No: 17STPb09644 OF RUTHERFORD COUNTY, TENNESSEE STATE OF Filed Oct. 25, 2017 To all heirs, TENNESSEE beneficiaries, creditors, contingent DEPARTMENT OF CHILDRENíS creditors, and persons who may SERVICES, Petitioner vs Brooke otherwise be interested in the will or Knight Luna, Mother Respondent estate, or both, of Alice D Rosenfeld In the matter of: Liam Malaki Luna, aka Alice Rosenfeld A PETITION DOB 02/03/2016 A child under the FOR PROBATE has been filed by: age of 18 Case number TC-3138 Madeline S. Graham in the Central It appearing to the Court from District, the Superior Court of the allegations of the Petition for California, County of Los Angeles Termination of Parental Rights, The Petition for Probate requests be Motion for Service by Publication and that Madeline S. Graham the Affidavit of Diligent Search that appointed as personal representathe whereabouts of the Respondent, tive to administer the estate of the Brooke Knight Luna, Mother is decedent. The petition requests the unknown and cannot be ascertained decedent’s will and codicils, if any, by diligent search, therefore, the be admitted to probate. The will ordinary process of law cannot be and any codicils are available for served upon Respondent. It is, examination in the file kept by the therefore, ORDERED that said court. The petition requests authorRespondent, be served by publica- ity to administer the estate under tion of the following notice for four the Independent Administration (4) consecutive weeks in a news- of Estates Act, (This authority will paper published in Marina Del Ray, allow the personal representative to California. It is further ORDERED take many actions without obtainthat if the Respondent does not ing court approval. Before taking enter an appearance or otherwise certain very important actions, Answer the Petition, further per- however, the personal representasonal service or service by further tive will be required to give notice publication shall be dispensed with to interested persons unless they and service of any future notices, have waived notice or consented to motions, orders or other legal docu- the proposed action.) The indepenments in this matter may be made dent administration authority will be upon the Respondent, by filing granted unless an interested person same with the Rutherford County files an objection to the petition Juvenile Court Clerkís Office. and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. Argonaut Nov. 9, 16, 23, 30, 2017 A HEARING ON THE PETITION WILL BE HELD IN THIS COURT AS FICTITIOUS bUSINESS FOLLOWS: Nov. 27, 2017 8:30am. NAmE STATEmENT Dept 57 Rm 517 5th floor 111 North 2017 311278 The following persons is (are) Hill St. Los Angeles, CA. 90012 doing business a Tito’s Transport Address of court: 111 North Hill 1601 E. Olympic Blvd. suite #411 Street Superior Court of California, Los Angeles, CA. 90021. Rodolfo County of Los Angeles Sherri R. Guardado 8827 Tweedy Lane Carter Executive Officer YOU MAY Downey, CA. 90240. This business EXAMINE THE FILE KEPT BY is conducted by an individual. The THE COURT. IF YOU OBJECT registrant commenced to transact to the granting of the petition, you business under the fictitious busi- should appear at the hearing and ness name or names listed above state your objections or file writon 10/2017. I declare that all infor- ten objections with the court before mation in this statement is true and the hearing. Your appearance may correct. (A registrant who declares be in person or by your attorney. as true any material matter pursuant IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR OR to Section 17913 of the Business A CONTINGENT CREDITOR OF and Professions Code that the reg- THE DECEDENT, you must file your istrant knows to be false is guilty of claim with the court and mail a a misdemeanor punishable by a fine copy to the personal representanot to exceed one thousand dollars tive appointed by the court within ($1,000)). RODOLFO GUARDADO four months from the date of first Title Owner This statement was issuance of letters as provided in filed with the county on Oct. 27, Probate Code section 9100. The 2017 Argonaut published: Nov. time for filing claims will not expire 9, 16, 23, 30, 2017 NOTICE-In before four months from the hearaccordance with Subdivision (a) of ing date noticed above. YOU MAY Section 17920, a Fictitious Name EXAMINE THE FILE KEPT BY THE Statement generally expires at the COURT. If you are a person interend of five years from the date on ested in the estate, you may file which it was filed in the office of the with the court a Request for Special County Clerk, except, as provided Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, an inventory and appraisal of estate where it expires 40 days after any assets or of any petition or account change in the facts set forth in as provided in Probate Code section the statement pursuant to section 1250. A Request for Special Notice 17913 other than a change in the form is available from the court clerk. residence address of a registered Petitioner: Madeline S. Graham owner. A New Fictitious Business 3488 Mandeville Canyon Road Los Name Statement must be filed Angeles, CA. 90049 310-709-0404 before the expiration. The filing of PUBLISHED: Argonaut Nov. 9, 16, this statement does not of itself 23, 30, 2017 authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under

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Compiled by Nicole Elizabeth Payne Thursday, Nov. 9 ICE at Santa Monica, 2 to 10 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays; 2 p.m. to midnight Friday; 10 a.m. to midnight Saturdays; 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sundays. Celebrate the holiday season with ice skating in Downtown Santa Monica. 1324 5th St., Santa Monica. $15 skate rental and all-day admission. (310) 260-1199; downtownsm.com “My Brother Jack” Screening, 6:30 p.m. Director Anthony Caldarella screens and discusses “My Brother Jack,” a Sicilian family tale about love, sacrifice and survival in 1960s Manhattan. Montana Avenue Branch Library, 1704 Montana Ave., Santa Monica. Free. (310) 458-8682; smpl.org

month at Del Rey Square, 11976 Culver Blvd., Del Rey. delreync.org

Venice. (310) 821-8737; venicewhaler.com

Marina Del Rey Anglers Club Meeting, 7:30 p.m. Active since 1975, the Marina Del Rey Anglers sponsor the longest-running fishing contest on the West Coast. Come out and learn about fishing contests and tournaments. Burton Chace Park, 13650 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey. mdranglers.com

Howl, 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. A dance party featuring music by LoboMan and special guests. DJ Vinyl Don spins at 10 p.m. in the Townhouse bar. Townhouse & Del Monte Speakeasy, 52 Windward Ave., Venice. $5. (310) 392-4040; townhousevenice.com

Don’t Tell Comedy: Dating Edition, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Don’t Tell Comedy is a secret comedy show in living rooms, backyards and other intimate settings around Los Angeles. BYOB. RSVP to receive the address of the event, taking place somewhere in Venice. $35. donttellcomedy.com

Digital Media Speakers Series: Chris Prynoski, Titmouse Inc., 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Animator, director and producer Chris Prynoski discusses his work on “Metalocalypse,” “Freaknik: The Musical,” “Motorcity” and “Beavis and ButtHead Do America.” The Forum at Otis College, 9045 Lincoln Blvd., Westchester. (310) 665-6800; otis.edu

West L.A. Hike, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. A community of friendly people gathers each Thursday for one of five West L.A. routes. Check website for weekly location. meetup.com/los-angeleshiking-group/events

Sofar Sounds: Culver City, 8:15 to 10:30 p.m. A carefully curated set of live music, kept secret until showtime, at a secret location in Culver City. Get instructions at sofarsounds.com

Del Rey Neighborhood Council Meeting, 7:15 p.m. The local advisory body to the Los Angeles City Council meets the second Thursday of each

Thursday Night Karaoke, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. KJ Theresa Ryan hosts this Thursday night of tunes and fun at The Venice Whaler, 10 Washington Blvd.,

Friday, Nov.10

Hot Sauce Making with Rachael Narins, noon to 3 p.m. Chef Rachael Narins gives a quick pepper overview before teaching how to consider flavor profiles and heat levels to create your own custom batch of hot sauce. Bring a well-wrapped chef’s knife and an apron. Gloves provided. Camera

Obscura Art Lab, 1450 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica. $40. (310) 458-2239; facebook.com/1450Ocean Lady Vets Group Hoop, 5 to 6 p.m. Professional hula-hoop instructor Morgan Jenkins leads an introduction to hula hooping on the beach in this Veterans Day event for the ladies. Clover Park, 2600 Ocean Park Blvd., Santa Monica. Free to $11.54. facebook.com/morganjenkins. missmojangles Mr. Vampire, El Dred, Good Ruin, 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. The Mar Vista ArtWalk presents a showcase of local rock bands, including locals’ jam sessions from 6 to 7 p.m. and midnight to 2 a.m. bookending the three headliners and a solo artist showcase from 7 to 9 p.m. Grand View Market, 12210 Venice Blvd., Mar Vista. (310) 390-7800 Toasted Fridays Workshop Open House, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Improve your public speaking skills in a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere at this weekly open house. Marina City Club Quasar Room, 4333 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey. Mark at (562) 508-0260; facebook.com/toastedfridays

“On Being American,” 8 p.m. Friday; 3 and 8 p.m. Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday. After six months gathering stories from Santa Monica residents, Christine Suarez delves into community building, connection and collaboration by investigating what being American means today with this interactive dance event. Miles Memorial Playhouse, 1130 Lincoln Blvd., Santa Moncia. $15. suarezdance.org Airbnb Concerts: Bespoke Music in a Boutique, 8 p.m. Singer-songwriter Lauren Turk hosts a night of original music in a Venice boutique. Turning the audience’s stories into music in real-time, she creates a unique experience with stories, originals and covers. Late Sunday Afternoon, 1920 Lincoln Blvd., Venice. $20. facebook. com/airbnb “The Seeds: Pushin’ Too Hard” Screening, 8 p.m. Director Neil Norman screens his rockumentary on the band The Seeds, who used to open for The Doors. The film features Iggy Pop and the Beach Boys. Q&A with (Continued on page 28)

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Brotherly Love:“Vincent, the Real Story of Van Gogh” @ Theatre Raymond Kabbaz Acclaimed French actor Jean Michel-Richaud tackles the legendary Vincent Van Gogh in this play written by Leonard Nimoy about the famed Impressionist’s life told through the eyes of his brother, benefactor and confidante Theo, and based on their correspondence of more than 500 letters. One performance only: 7:30 p.m. at Theatere Raymond Kabbaz, 10361 W. Pico Blvd., West L.A. $15 to $25. tinyurl.com/ofmdyxh Sexy Salvation:“A Very British Lesbian” @ Santa Monica Playhouse Fiona Goodwin recounts training as a nun in her early 20s, several failed exorcisms, her portrayal of Satan in a traveling play through South America, her “penance” as an inner city school teacher in the U.K. and her “dramatic escape” to the U.S. in 2005 — plus her rollercoaster dating life with many women and one sweaty man — in this solo show directed by Wendy Hammers. One performance only: 8 p.m. Thursday (Nov. 9) at Santa Monica Playhouse, 1211 4th St., Santa Monica. $20+. (818) 644-5474; averybritishlesbian.brownpapertickets.com The Singularity:“Wake” @ City Garage Written by the author of the inter-

national bestseller “The Glass Books of Dream Eaters,” this play follows a woman as she awakens from a cryogenic slumber many years in the future. Her terminal cancer has been cured, and a vast computer network called “Platform” has taken over — so does the world as she knew it still exist? Opens Friday (Nov. 10) and continues at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays through Dec. 17 at City Garage, Bergamot Station T-1, 2525 Michigan Ave., Santa Monica. $25 or pay what you want at the door on Sundays. (310) 453-9939; citygarage.org Beta Testing:“Focus Group” @ Fanatic Salon This new two-act comedy attempts to explain the Trump voter by presenting a focus group — the audience — six commercials for Donald Trump and six for Vladimir Putin in a mock race for the office of “Earth Ruler.” One performance only: 8 p.m. Friday (Nov. 10) at Fanatic Salon, 3815 Sawtelle Blvd., Culver City. $10. (310) 622-2046; fanaticsalon.com Shalom, Pardner:“The Hebrew Hillbilly” @ Santa Monica Playhouse “Memphis Belle of L.A.” Shelley Fisher sings about her life growing up as a good little Jewish girl in the Deep South and the big rock ‘n’ roll dreams that carried her to Hollywood. One performance only: 6:30 p.m. Sunday (Nov. 12) at Santa Monica Playhouse, 1211 4th St.,

p.m. Sunday (Nov. 10, 11 and 12) at The Broad Stage, 1310 11th St., Santa Monica. $45. (310) 4343200; thebroadstage.org

Impro Theatre is all dolled up for a devilish night of noir Santa Monica. $38.50+. (800) 8383006; hebrewhillbilly.com Rekindled:“The Flame” @ Metropolis Santa Monica Director/filmmaker Miranda SpigenerSapon revives her 20-year-old play, based on her WCOP award-winning short story “Frozen in Time,” for a special two-night run with a surprise cast and pop star performance. Two performances only: 7 p.m. Saturday and 7:30 p.m. Sunday (Nov. 11 and 12) at Metropolis Santa Monica, 603 Arizona Ave., Santa Monica. $10 to $20. mirandaspigener.com Rude Awakening:“Avenue Q” @ Westchester Playhouse The Kentwood Players revive the celebrated Broadway musical that

explores the challenges and disappointments of adulthood alongside kid-show puppets grappling with grownup issues. Now playing at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays through Dec. 16 at Westchester Playhouse, 8301 Hindry Ave., Westchester. $25. Call (310) 645-5156 or visit kentwoodplayers.org Mystery Magic:“L.A. Noir Unscripted” @ The Broad Stage Impro Theatre continues its Broad Stage residency by riffing on the private eyes, femme fatales and the seedy underbelly of Raymond Chandler and James M. Cain’s Los Angeles in this completely improvised show. Limited engagement: 8 p.m. Friday, 5 and 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 and 5

Calling Emily Post:“Becky Shaw” @ Pacific Resident Theatre Gina Gionfriddo’s 21st-century comedy of manners depicts characters who work hard to forge an identity that matches their personal philosophies of life and love. But actions are more difficult than words. Last shows are at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday (Nov. 10 and 11) at Pacific Resident Theatre, 703 Venice Blvd., Venice. $15 suggested donation. (310) 822-8392; pacificresidenttheatre.com A Memorable Night: “Crossroads” @ Loyola Marymount University A hotel, a wedding night and a series of unpredictable events — LMU’s Department of Theatre Arts presents a collection of scenes and one-act plays with professional actors and LMU alums to fundraise for the Theatre Arts Scholarship Fund in memory of Sam Wasson, a beloved theater major who died in a car accident 10 years ago. Limited engagement: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 7 p.m. Sunday (Nov. 10, 11 and 12) at Barnelle Theatre, 1 LMU Drive, Westchester. $10 to $20. crosswordsbenefit2017.brownpapertickets.com

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director Neil Norman follows the screening, along with psychedelic concert by the Westerners. Timewarp Records, 12204 Venice Blvd., Mar Vista. $15. (310) 636-8360 The Barry Zweig Trio, 8 p.m. Classic Jazz repertoire featuring electric guitar, bass and drums. Followed up by DJ Jedi spinning soul, funk, hip-hop, disco and dance in The Del Monte at 10 p.m., and DJ Anthony Valadez up in Townhouse bar at 10 p.m. Townhouse & Del Monte Speakeasy, 52 Windward Ave., Venice. No cover. (310) 392-4040; townhousevenice.com “Still, or I’ve Been Choreographed,” 8:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 7 p.m. Sunday. Known for his provocative choreography, Kevin Williamson premieres his new solo piece, examining the various ways his body has been disciplined and trying on former selves. Highways Performance Space & Gallery, 1651 18th St., Santa Monica. $20. highwaysperformance.org


and contemplative acoustic instrumentals at $25. McCabe’s Guitar Shop, 3101 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica. (310) 828-4497; mccabes.com

Saturday, Nov. 11 Playa Vista Community Yard Sale, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Over 50 sellers offer clothing, furniture, toys, electronics, tools, kitchenware, jewelry, books, gadgets and more. Sale takes place on the western end of Crescent Park, 5710 Crescent Park East, Playa Vista. (310) 245-2822; outdoorgirl9@ gmail.com Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous, 9 to 10:30 a.m. A 12-step program for anyone struggling with their relationship with food. Hulu Center, Colorado Center Community Room, 2500 Broadway, Santa Monica. Free. (310) 902-3040; foodaddicts.org

HAWKTAIL, 8 to 10 p.m. The Nashville-based fiddle, bass, guitar and mandolin quartet perform engaging

Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday. St. Jerome Church presents its annual arts and crafts fair with homemade wreaths, ornaments, jewelry, candles, soap and more. Food and beverages available. Proceeds used for parish support. St. Jerome Parish Hall, 5550 Thornburn St., Westchester. Free

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of the month. Westminster Elementary School, 1010 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice. Free. artistsandfleas.com

“Happier at Work: A Program to Energize Your Work and Life,” 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Author and coach Gayle Van Gils teaches people to transform their work into a source of creativity and joy using talks, exercises and mindfulness practices in this day-long workshop. 3877 Grand View Blvd., Mar Vista. $59. (323) 255-5472; happieratwork.eventbrite.com “Silent Disco” Yoga + Meditation, 10 to 11:30 a.m. Join in this community yoga class led by Ashley Rideaux and gather up healing vibrations out in the sunshine to shake away the negativity and stress of this trying year. All proceeds go to the Red Cross. Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Ave., Santa Monica. Free with donations accepted. Search “Peace, Love & Flow” at eventbrite.com. “A Loud Winter’s Nap” Storytime, 11 a.m. Bestselling author Kathy Hudson delivers her next charming picture book. Every year, Tortoise hibernatesthroughthewinter, assuming he isn’t missing much. This year his friends are determined to convince him otherwise. Activities follow the

Westchester’s Wood-Fired Community Oven Bake, noon. Bring dough and toppings to bake your own pizza in an authentic earthen oven. Oven is ready for baking bread around 2 p.m. Holy Nativity Episcopal Church, 6700 W. 83rd St., Westchester. Free. (310) 850-8022; westchestercommunityoven@gmail.com

CalVet and the nonprofit arts initiative Drawn to Serve celebrate The Greatest Generation. SEE GALLERIES & MUSEUMS. reading. Barnes & Noble, 13400 Maxella Ave., Marina del Rey. Free. (310) 306-3213; barnesandnoble.com Artists & Fleas, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Established to bring together emerging artists, indie designers and vintage enthusiasts in an alternative retail setting, Artists & Fleas provides a community gathering spot and hipster haven each second and fourth Saturday

Music by the Sea, 1 to 4 p.m. A scenic harbor view is the backdrop for a reggae concert by IZMSKZM. Fisherman’s Village, 13755 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey. (310) 301-9900; visitmarinadelrey.com “I Never” Book Launch, 2 p.m. Inspired by Judy Blume’s “Forever, I Never,” Laura Hooper’s young adult novel follows 17-year-old Janey King as she learns her seemingly happy parents are getting divorced, while back at school the adorable senior Luke Hallstrom begins to pursue her. Janey now has two new priorities: love and sex. Children’s Book World, 10580 ½ Pico Blvd., West L.A. Free. Ages 14+. (310) 559-2665; childrensbookworld.com

How to Speak through Song

A master interviewer joins music royalty for a masterclass on the creative process By Bliss Bowen Making your name as an independent artist is a tough road for anyone, but singer-songwriter Louise Goffin has had two unique hurdles to overcome. “To be a songwriter when just one of your parents is that famous, but to come from Gerry Goffin and Carole King? That’s quite a challenge,” says veteran music journalist, musician and photographer Paul Zollo. “She’s had quite an amazing career.” With nine albums to her credit, Goffin recently released a single, “Revenge,” that’s part of a singles-releasing strategy harking back to her parents’ Brill Building heyday. Industry savvy is part of what she brings to her songwriting masterclasses — the latest of which she’s conducting Saturday at the Village Recording Studio. She’s invited Zollo to speak as a special guest. The two have been acquainted since Goffin sang at a 1988 tribute to her parents that Zollo co-produced. In 1989, Zollo interviewed Gerry Goffin and King — insightful conversations that appeared in his widely acclaimed book “Songwriters on Songwriting,” a collection of probing Q&A exchanges with the likes of Mose Allison, Leonard Cohen, Willie Dixon, Bob Dylan, Los Lobos and Neil Young about writers block, inspiration, creative flow and backstage memories. Louise Goffin calls it “the definitive book on songwriting.”

Louise Goffin Together with last year’s “More Songwriters on Songwriting” (featuring Elvis Costello, Herbie Hancock, Joe Henry, Chrissie Hynde, Kris Kristofferson, Aimee Mann, Matisyahu, Randy Newman, Sia, Patti Smith, and Brian Wilson), it’s become something of a consulting bible among songwriters. (Full disclosure: Years ago Zollo not only professionally encouraged me, he gave an assignment and even lined up work with another publication — a rare and benevolent act indicative of his nature.) Zollo’s in-depth interview preparation has often included learning artists’ songs, so he can talk shop about chord architecture, key changes and the mechanics of melody writing. That grounded his rapport with Tom Petty and led to their 2005 collaboration “Conversations with Tom Petty,” which revolved around songwriting and the creative process. (“His love for

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“It’s a topic that many are talking about,” Zollo observes. “It used to be more obvious that you could be a songwriter and make a living at it. Now to be a songwriter you almost have to be crazy or independently wealthy, or both. [Laughs] You have to feel it’s worthwhile even if there aren’t immediate ways of monetizing it. There’s an empowerment in it that gives you a lot of confidence, and writing songs is therapeutic. For many of us, even if nothing ever came of Paul Zollo it, we would never stop. It’s such a great way of dealing with life. songwriting was palpable,” Zollo recalls. “I’m a musician more than I’m a critic, “It was a joy to share it.”) and I have genuine reverence for songBehind all the metaphysical questions writers. If someone wrote one great song and colorful recollections of how individual songs evolved, what’s clear is that that the whole world knows that lasts beyond the season of its creation for one of Zollo’s foremost skills as an years, that is a great accomplishment. interviewer — listening — is also an essential element of the craft that holds There are few things more exciting than that. So anytime I’m in the room with enduring fascination for him. someone who’s written one of those, it’s “I’ve learned to have a real conversastill thrilling to me. I’ve never gotten tion,” he says. “That’s really what it’s jaded about that. To write a real song all about. You need to listen.” He’s often invited to address songwriters like that, that has that impact — it’s not a trick.” and anticipates quoting past interview subjects on Saturday. “You can’t really teach songwriting,” he Goffin and Zollo host their songwriting acknowledges, “but there is a lot of masterclass from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday wisdom about how people have gone (Nov. 11) at Village Recording Studio, about it.” The focus of Goffin’s class, “Artist Empowerment through Songwrit- 1616 Butler Ave., West L.A. Tuition is ing,” broadens its scope into other realms $107. Visit louisegoffin.com and click “store.” of creative endeavor.

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Freedom from the Moment Kris Delmhorst takes marriage and motherhood on the road to rekindle her creative spark

W ESTS I D E Open Mic for Musicians, 2 p.m. Hang out with musicians, jam on stage and crack a cold one. Open to all. First come, first play. TRiP, 2101 Lincoln Blvd., Santa Monica. (310) 396-9010; tripsantamonica.com

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By Bliss Bowen Myriad factors complicate the creation and recording of music; add intimate marital dynamics, and things can get dangerously heated in the studio. That’s one reason why singer-songwriters Kris Delmhorst and Jeffrey Foucault, both respected luminaries in New England’s folk/Americana community, opted to treat their individual musical identities like their own “sovereign land” after marrying. They traded off taking tours and staying at home in Western Massachusetts with their now 9-year-old daughter (though Foucault plays about twice as much as Delmhorst these days) until “The Wild” — Delmhorst’s insightful new album, co-produced with Foucault. It’s the first they’ve made together. “When the stakes are so high, it’s really important that we come out the other side and still like each other,” she says with a laugh. “It can be really delicate working on each other’s stuff, although we tend to be pretty robust in our editing and constructive criticism of each other’s works. But it seemed like we as individuals and we as a couple had matured to the point we could handle this as a challenge.” Having navigated her way through toddler-raising years when “it was hard to ever feel 100% present to the work,” Delmhorst says she’s learned to “get really good at flipping the switch a lot quicker” whenever creative space is available to “really submerge into music.” She’s currently touring with her home and band families, having piled into a Ford Transit van with Foucault, their daughter, drummer Billy Conway, bassist Jeremy Moses Curtis and pedal steel guitarist Eric Heywood. Not feeling divided between the road and home is liberating and reminds her of “being all in” as a younger artist: “Our whole life is here.”

Kris Delmhorst’s new songs move with evocative, subtle grooves All five musicians will be onstage at McCabe’s on Saturday for two sets: one fronted by Delmhorst focusing on “The Wild,” and one by Foucault that will introduce material from his forthcoming album “Blood Brothers.” With so many years of artistic and personal relationship between the players, it’s a comfortable setup for transporting audiences to the evocative, subtly grooving zone occupied by Delmhorst’s haunting contralto and songs like “All the Way Around” (“I closed my eyes on the road last night, I was listening to the sound of the stars/ Listening to the song of night getting long and the music of the way things are.”) The rustic, autumnal feel of her natural imagery adds knottier dimension to songs about life’s passage. “It’s kind of funny that’s how my writing’s ended up,” she acknowledges, her words tumbling forth in an energetic cadence reflecting her urban Brooklyn upbringing, though she takes a writer’s deliberate care in articulating thoughts.

“Partly it’s just that’s where moments of stillness and deeper contemplation are prone to happen, if I get out in the woods with the dog or we spend a lot of time by rivers. Those settings take you to a place in your mind where maybe you’re going to start making connections and writing ideas. I’m not usually writing a story song about events that happened; I’m digging into currents under the surface about what it means to be a person moving through life.” Last month, Delmhorst blasted Tom Petty records to crack open her grief at his death and the Mandalay Bay shooting in Vegas. Touring the country at a historically divisive time, does she sense audiences seeking something comparable from live music? “That’s a good question,” she muses. “At one show somebody mentioned something relevant to the news, and I said, ‘We’re not going to talk about that,’ and there was this ‘OhThankGod’ energy in the audience. [Laughs] This is a particu-

larly trying time for most people, but even if it’s just daily life, everybody needs to be reminded of deeper layers of themselves. I compare it to the feeling of when you sit at your desk too long, and you stand up and there’s that feeling of, ‘Oh, I have legs.’ On a spiritual or intangible level, that’s our job, to give people that nudge. As busy as everybody is, it’s really hard to access that stuff sometimes. That’s one of music’s oldest roles. “Our job is so weird because a lot of what we’re supposed to be able to do is wander around and think about life. [Laughs] We have this incredible luxury of a lot of time for reflection. But most people don’t. I remember when we had our daughter, and with a new baby you’re just dealing, dealing, dealing on a moment-to-moment basis with all these tangible little tasks. “We were driving up to some gig in Vermont, and we put on a Greg Brown record that I’d heard 56,000 times and it just destroyed me; I bawled my eyes out the entire drive. It was because I had just been existing on this do-the-next-thing level, on this one little slice of who I am, who we all are. We live on that level so much of the time, and just listening to those songs opened all the passageways to the other layers of my existence. That for me was an incredibly useful lesson because it was the first time I really understood what it is that my music is for, the kind I’m trying to make. It reminded me how little what I do is about me, and how much it’s about offering this service to people.” Kris Delmhorst and Jeffrey Foucault return to McCabe’s Guitar Shop (3101 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica) at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11. Tickets are $25.Call (310) 828-4497 or visit mccabes.com.


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Media Ecology Soul Salon, 4 to 6 p.m. Gerry Fialka interviews writer, International Samba Day Los youth development expert and media Angeles, 2 to 2:30 p.m. Join this fun literacy pioneer Pia Guerrero. flashmob or just come out to watch and UnUrban Coffee House, 3301 Pico celebrate International Samba Day. All Blvd., Santa Monica. Free. (310) levels welcome; just learn the choreo- 315-0056; unurban.com graphy. 1 Windward Ave., Venice. Free. RSVP by searching International Samba USO Gala Fundraiser, 6 to 10 p.m. Day Los Angeles on facebook.com. The Automobile Driving Museum transforms into a USO-themed dance Cocktails & Candles, 3 p.m. Learn all with live swing band Swing Dames about the candle-making process and and Rusty’s Lindy Hoppers. All use your new skills to create your own proceeds benefit educational activities

at the museum. Come in your best 1940s attire. Automobile Driving Museum, 610 Lairport St., El Segundo. $90, including dinner and dance lessons. (310) 909-0950; thadm.org

Foucault at McCabe’s Guitar Shop, 3101 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica. $25. (310) 828-4497; mccabes.com

Sunday, Nov. 12

Saturday Dinner Cruise, 7 p.m. With unforgettable views, dancing under the stars and a four-course dinner, this 2.5-hour cruise is a romantic getaway. Fisherman’s Village, 13755 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey. $92.95; reservations required. (310) 301-9900; hornblower.com

Music at the Farmers Market, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Inspired by the famous Andrews Sisters and other WWII-era female groups, The Beverly Belles sing classic sets from the ‘30s, ‘40s and ‘50s. Santa Monica Farmers Market, 2640 Main St., Santa Monica. smgov.net

Kris Delmhorst and Jeffrey Foucault, 8 p.m. Singer-songwriter Kris Delmhorst releases her new CD “The Wild,” performing with Jeffrey

Single Seniors Book Club and Potluck, 10:30 a.m. Seniors can make new friends while enjoying good food and good books. Address supplied

upon request. Free. Alan Ross at alanzip@gmail.com Music by the Sea, 1 to 4 p.m. A scenic harbor view is the backdrop for a salsa and mambo concert by the Susie Hansen Latin Band. Fisherman’s Village, 13755 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey. (310) 301-9900; visitmarinadelrey.com Simple Gifts: Musical Potpourri, 3 p.m. As part of the South Bay Chamber recital series, the El Segundo Concert Band plays a selection of music ranging from “Danse Macabre” to “You Made Me (Continued on page 30)

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Love You” and more. El Segundo High School Little Theater, 103 E. Mariposa Ave., El Segundo. Free. (424) 242-3722; sbmusic.org

Pic Me! I’m a newly divorced woman trying some online dating sites. Because I read your column, I understand how men prioritize beauty. I’m an attractive woman, but I often photograph terribly, and I’m thinking of spending some money and having a professional photographer shoot some pix in a studio. Would this be a good investment? I feel like I’d have a better shot if I had really great photos. — Unphotogenic Being somewhat vain, I fear the candid camera. In fact, I not only favor the posed photo but tend to stick (rather aggressively) to a single pose — the one that doesn’t make people wonder whether I eat oats out of a burlap bag. On online dating sites especially, appearance drives whom we choose or lose. Not surprisingly, marketing researcher Jonah Berger reports that “most online contexts,” including dating sites, “are dominated by

posed photos,” as opposed to the candid kind — to the point where the main leisure activity in North America appears to be standing in a bathroom making duck lips for the camera. Berger notes that people tend to assume others will find them more likable and worth getting to know if they present “a curated, polished version of the self.” Yet in his research, it was the candid pix that made people more interested in “being friends with or going on a date” with the person pictured. Those he surveyed also reported feeling “more connected” to those in the candid photos and liking these people more overall. “Candid photos made photo targets seem more genuine,” Berger explains. They “seem to provide a glimpse into what someone is truly like, an unvarnished perspective on how they look and behave when others aren’t looking.” However, there are times when candids are less advisable. For example, Berger

found that employers on LinkedIn were more interested in hiring someone who used a posed photo. Sadly, it seems the candid “Here I am at 1 a.m. drinking my sixth glass of chardonnay” does not scream “Hire MEEEEE!” But getting back to online dating, let’s temper Berger’s findings with what we all know: The hotter you look the more replies you’ll get on a dating site. So, because you’re somebody who often photographs “terribly,” your best bet is getting photos taken that appear to be candid. You do this by having a photographer or friend shoot you “in action” — in other words, appearing not to notice the big honking lens or the iPhone right in your face. Plan to shoot a ton of photos and at least a few will catch you looking babealicious. This should help you bridge the photogenic fairness gap: how there are those the candid camera loves and those it loves to make look like ringers for Winston Churchill.

Who’ll Stop the Wane? I’m happily married. My wife is beautiful. She used to put a lot of effort into her appearance, but she now wears sweats and T-shirts everywhere and never wears makeup or does her hair. I felt really bad about this on our recent date night, when she just put her hair in a ponytail and wore a slouchy army jacket. I want her to keep making an effort to put herself together for me. How can I offer her constructive criticism without making her mad? — Bummed You come up behind a ragged, disheveled person standing on the corner and

put a dollar in the Starbucks cup they’re holding — and then you realize your error: “Oops! Hi, honey!” I suspect the term “constructive criticism” was coined by someone who went through life without ever encountering another human being. As I explain in “Good Manners for Nice People Who Sometimes Say F*ck,” here in the real world “criticizing people doesn’t make them change; it makes them want to clobber you.” That’s because our ancient fight-or-flight system is a little one-note — juicing us to respond to a verbal attack as if it were an attack by some dude running at us with a bloody spear.

Though it isn’t unreasonable to want your wife to make an effort on date night, you should focus on what you do want to see rather than what you don’t. For example: “Honey, you’re so beautiful, and when it’s date night it would make me so happy if you did your hair and wore a dress. And I’ll wear whatever you want.” And to get her to make more of an effort day to day: “I love you so much, and I want to be sure we keep the romance alive.” Make clear that you aren’t expecting her to do the dishes in an evening dress and a tiara. You’d just be thrilled if, from time to time, the thigh-highs could be fishnets instead of hip waders.

Got a problem? Write to Amy Alkon at 171 Pier Ave., Ste. 280, Santa Monica, CA 90405, or email her at AdviceAmy@aol.com. Alkon’s latest book is “Good Manners for Nice People who Sometimes Say F*ck.” She blogs at advicegoddess.com and podcasts at blogtalkradio.com. PAGE 30 THE ARGONAUT November 9, 2017

Sofar Sounds: Mar Vista, 5:15 to 7:30 p.m. A carefully curated set of live music, kept secret until showtime, at a secret location in Mar Vista. Get instructions at sofarsounds.com Library Girl Presents: “Not Fade Away,” 7 p.m. Once a month Susan Hayden and several other writers present stories based around a theme. This month they discuss grief and healing. Snacks and dessert provided. Ruskin Group Theatre, 3000 Airport Ave., Santa Monica. $10. (310) 397-3244; ruskingrouptheatre.com PRT’s Sunday Concert Series: The Colburn School of Music, 7 p.m. The weekly concert series at Pacific Resident Theatre continues with artists from The Colburn School Honors String Quartet performing works by Mozart, Bach and Stravinsky. Pacific Resident Theatre, 705 Venice Blvd., Venice. $20 to $30. (310) 822-8392; pacificresidenttheatre.com “The Rock Godz Must Be Crazy,” 8 to 10 p.m. Producers, writers, roadies and others — Mike Stoller, Dr.Demento, Artie Butler, Felice Mancini, Artie Ripp included — tell eyewitness tales of Elvis, Dylan and other rock icons to benefit Music Rising, which replaces school instruments lost to natural disasters. $20. McCabe’s Guitar Shop, 3101 Pico Blvd. Santa Monica. (310) 828-4497; mccabes.com

Monday, Nov. 13 Bullet Journaling for Teens and Young Adults, 5 to 6:30 p.m. A bullet journal is a productivity tool that acts as a to-do list, planner, sketchbook and diary all-in-one. Learn how to bring organization and creativity into your life. Materials provided. Pico Branch Library, 2201 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica. (310) 458-8606; smpl.org Westside Education Community Forum, 6:30 p.m. In lieu of the usual November Neighborhood Council of Westchester-Playa Education Committee meeting, NCWP and LAUSD co-host a public school facilities forum to discuss maintaining and improving Westside school facilities. Westchester Enriched Sciences Magnets High School, 7500 W. Manchester Ave., Westchester. ncwpdr.org Salsa Night, 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. World champion dance instructor Cristian Oviedo leads a beginner salsa class from 8 to 9 p.m. and a beginner bachata lesson from 9 to 10 p.m. followed by live music and social dancing until 2 a.m. West End, 1301 5th St., Santa Monica. $12. 21+. (310) 451-2221;facebook.com/westendsalsa

Tuesday, Nov. 14 LAX Coastal Health and Wellness Forum: Workplace Wellness, 8 to

9 a.m. Chamber members involved in primary health care offer advice on preventive health care practices. Meet and network with local representatives from Kaiser Permanente, CedarsSinai, Marina del Rey Hospital and Providence Health Care. LAX Coastal Chamber Office, 9100 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Ste. 210, Westchester. Check website for price. (310) 645-5151; laxcoastal.com Theatre Fare Play Reading Class, 9 to 11:30 a.m. Every second Tuesday of the month, participants hold readings with PRT artists. Pacific Resident Theatre, 703 Venice Blvd., Venice. Free. (310) 822-8392 Why Going Global Is Crucial & How to Do It Quickly, 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. The U.S. comprises 27% of the world’s purchasing power, meaning 73% of potential customers live overseas. Professor of International Business Chris Lynch explains why and how international expansion is mandatory for business success. LAX Coastal Chamber Office, 9100 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Ste. 210, Westchester. Free. (310) 645-5151; laxcoastal.com Reading Identities with Writer-inResidence Sakae Manning, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Women writers read and discuss identity in their work, their own self-identification, and experiences translating their identity for society. Annenberg Community Beach House, 415 Pacific Coast Hwy., Santa Monica. Free. annenbergbeachhouse.com Mar Vista Community Council Meeting, 7 p.m. The elected advisory body to the Los Angeles City Council meets the second Tuesday of each month at the Mar Vista Recreation Center, 11430 Woodbine St., Mar Vista. marvista.org “Battle of the Sexes” Screening and Q&A, 7 p.m. This powerful new film, starring Emma Stone and Steve Carell, celebrates female empowerment and gender parity, highlighting an extraordinary female athlete and her hard-fought battle for gender equality on and off the court. Q&A with directors Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris follow the screening. The Forum at Otis College, 9045 Lincoln Blvd., Westchester. Free. (310) 665-6800; otis.edu Venice Neighborhood Council and VNC Discussion Forum Committee Joint Meeting, 7 p.m. This ad-hoc committee addressing long-term issues in Venice meets on the second Tuesday of each month at The Canal Club, 2025 Pacific Ave., Venice. venicenc.org “Women’s Health & Reproductive Rights” Panel Discussion, 7 p.m. Thirty-five years after Roe v. Wade, challenges remain in the struggle to provide publically funded family planning services and universal access to birth control. This thought-provoking discussion covers women’s health, reproductive rights and choices. Santa Monica Public Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica. Free. (310) 458-8600; smpl.org

ArgonautNews.com Wednesday, Nov.15 L.A. County Design Control Board Meeting, 1:30 p.m. This countyappointed body reviews project designs and policy initiatives of Regional Planning and the L.A. County Beaches and Harbors each third Wednesday of the month. Burton Chace Park, 13650 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey. (310) 305-9503 Advance Care Planning: Your Voice, Your Choice, 3 p.m. Palliative care social worker Delia Cortez provides steps for conveying what quality of life means to you should you be unable to speak for yourself by communicating your health care wishes to family and friends, appointing a surrogate decision-maker and reviewing health care documents. Santa Monica Public Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica. Free. (310) 458-8600; smpl.org Biz@Sunset Green Business Spotlight, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Celebrate Santa Monica’s green business community and get the latest resources on green business, with organic small bites from Uplifters Kitchen. Lexus Santa Monica, 1501 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica. Free. smchamber.com Meditations on Media, 6 to 9 p.m. Gerry Fialka’s stimulating soiree inventories the psychic effects of media on individuals and society, and muses on why they are ignored. Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice. Free. (310) 306-7330; laughtears.com Unkle Monkey Show, 6 to 9 p.m. Local favorites perform acoustic music and comedy each Wednesday in the Tiki Bar with special guest appearances including an Elvis impersonator. The Warehouse Restaurant, 4499 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey. No cover. (310) 823-5451; mdrwarehouse.com Del Rey Residents Association Fall Meeting, 7 to 9 p.m. “Keeping Del Rey Beautiful” is the theme of a discussion and audience Q&A that includes sanitation, public works and street services officials from the city and county. Westside Neighborhood School, 5400 Beethoven St., Del Rey. Free. delreyhome.org Mar Vista Trivia Night, 7 to 9 p.m. Louie’s hosts this weekly familyfriendly night of trivia with seven rounds of questions covering pop culture, history, science, sports and entertainment. First place wins a cash prize. Louie’s of Mar Vista, 3817 Grand View Blvd., Mar Vista. (310) 915-5300

people read from their teen diaries while improvisers do scenes inspired by the readings. M.i.’s Westside Comedy Theater, 1323-A (“A” stands for alley) 3rd Street Promenade, Santa Monica. $5. (310) 451-0850; westsidecomedy.com Sofar Sounds: Venice, 8:15 to 10:30 p.m. A carefully curated set of live music, kept secret until showtime, at a secret location in Venice. Get instructions at sofarsounds.com

TRiPTease, 10 p.m. See a different show each week featuring burlesque dancers, singers, comedians, magicians and more. Live music begins at 8:30 p.m. TRiP, 2101 Lincoln Blvd., Santa Monica. $5. (310) 396-9010; tripsantamonica.com

Galleries & Museums

Venice Underground Comedy and Bootleg Bombshells Burlesque, 9 and 11 p.m. Start the night with some of L.A.’s best comics, and finish it with a burlesque show featuring Bootleg Bombshells. The Townhouse

“The Greatest Generation,” opening reception 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 11. This special Veterans Day celebration helps out local wheelchair-bound veterans at the Los Angeles Veterans Home by raising money to buy them

the bus they need. The portrait gallery opens at 11 a.m., with food and music from 7 to 9 p.m. CalVet Veterans Home, 11500 Nimitz Ave., Brentwood. drawntoserve.com

installations, exploring the concepts of light vs. dark and creation vs. destruction. Branch Gallery, 1031 W. Manchester Blvd., Inglewood. (310) 395-3880; thebranchgallery.com

Culver City Art Group 22nd Annual Holiday Show, noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11. This multi-media art exhibition features original artwork by the Culver City Art Group members. Artists’ reception from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Playa Vista CenterPointe Club, 6200 Playa Vista Drive, Playa Vista. Free. culvercityartgroup.org

“Land, Air, Sea, and Fire,” through Saturday, Nov.11. This exhibit by 20 artists of The Blue 7 Collective includes a variety of photos, paintings, sculpture and glassworks accessible to people who drive a Bentley or who ride the No. 7 Big Blue Bus. Blue 7 Collective, 3129 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica. (310) 449-1444; blue7gallery.com

“Duality,” opening reception 3. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11. Amabelle Aguiluz unravels existing clothing and re-knits them into fiber sculptures and

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