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An artist’s rendering depicts a portion of the proposed Abbot Kinney Hotel, as seen from Westminster Avenue Elementary School

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Room for an inn? Dan Abrams hopes his plan to build Abbot Kinney’s first hotel will mesh with a neighborhood that doesn’t take kindly to development By Joe Piasecki and Gary Walker The Venice spirit is to live and let live — just don’t go around trying to change the neighborhood. It’s an attitude that makes almost any kind of development a tough sell, even for

a local builder promoting preservation as part of the mission. Enter filmmaker Dan Abrams, who hopes to build a three-story boutique hotel interwoven with existing buildings along Abbot Kinney Boulevard, a project (Continued on page 8)

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By Joe Piasecki Saturday was a beautiful night to be out on the water, and the 51st annual Marina del Rey Holiday Boat Parade did not disappoint. The Marina was alive with celebration throughout the roughly two-hour procession, with crowds packing the shoreline and revelers continuing the party out on the docks or in the comfort of yacht clubs. The evening began with grand marshals Jeanie Buss and Phil Jackson boarding the Pastabilities from a dock outside the Del Rey

Yacht Club, a parade sponsor. Buss, president of the Los Angeles Lakers, and Jackson, the legendary former Lakers coach, are engaged to be married and residents of Playa del Rey. “This is a great way to get into the spirit of the holiday,” Buss said. “We always watch the parade from where we are. This is our community, this is our neighborhood, and so it’s really a nice thing to be part of it on this level.” “My fiancée wrangled me into doing this,” Jackson joked, “but I’m excited now that I’m here.” VOL 43, NO 51

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In all, 42 boats officially entered the parade, but several more could be seen joining the festivities on the water. Taking home honors for the best overall entry was Bruce Taguchi’s boat Weekend Hooker, decked out with blue LED lights, dangling oversized Christmas ornaments and a cast of brightly lit holiday characters. The Giniana Joy, an entry by the Marina Venice Yacht Club, took top honors in the sail category with an adventurous take on the theme “Holiday Magic” — an epic battle between a firebreathing dragon and an army of lighted toy soldiers, with Santa and reindeer flying air support in his sleigh. Reigning in the power boat category was Clueless, a crowd favorite helmed by Kevin Michaels of the Marina del Rey restaurant Killer Shrimp. Michaels proved that sometimes creativity is closer at hand than we think by affixing a massive inflatable shrimp to the front of his craft, which was also adorned with countless LED holiday

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The annual ‘Rose Parade on the water’ brought ‘Holiday Magic’ to Marina del Rey

Jeanie Buss and Phil Jackson boarded the grand marshal boat Pastabilities outside the Del Rey Yacht Club

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rental opportunities presently available to them, which can only operate to force rents Re: “Vacation Rentals a hot upward. Should our government potato,” news, Dec. 5 Your front-page story regarding officials shrug off this threat as short-term rentals failed to hone merely deserving of taxation? in on the actual issue. Short term Even if some voluntarily paid rentals (less than 30 days) violate the hotel bed tax, the money collected would not put a brake zoning code. It is unfair, if not on escalating rents or alleviate irresponsible, to permit owners the pressure to increase density to furnish their rentals for an of neighborhoods. Los Angeles illegal use. should simply enforce the law on Peers, a trade organization the books. for vacation rental websites, William V. Ballough bused people to the meeting to Playa del Rey lobby for legalization. While the Oxford project needs a Venice Neighborhood Council second look declined to recommend that it Re: “County plans big be legalized, they did not send makeover for Oxford Basin, a message to our City Council news, Nov. 27, and subsequent to enforce the law. Our council letters office states that it has been It saddens me to be falsely monitoring the situation for accused and attacked by Dr. some time and suggests the David W. Kay, president of city may be missing out on a Friends of Ballona Wetlands — taxing opportunity. City zoning enforcement has been completely which is a questionable title for the group. absent. My assertion that introducing The suggestion that having pollutants by removing the short-term rentals is part of Ballona flood control levees will the history of Venice is simply be detrimental to wildlife is not untrue. I have lived in the area baseless. It comes from four for 30 years, and until lately generations of environmental there were no short-term rentals activism locally and globally. on my block or anywhere else My grandfather, Rimmon in this city. Short-term rentals Loraine Fay, was a member of are the illegitimate spawn of Internet companies and the greed the pioneering Santa Monica of owners, renters and merchants Bay Ocean Fish Protective who interfere with our tranquility Association in the 1950s. My father, the legendary Dr. Rimmon on the dubious notion that we C. Fay, president of Pacific must share what we have with Bio Marine Laboratory, had them. Visitors can return home doctorates in chemistry and to their tranquil environments. oceanography, was known as Those living next door to an the “Father of the Santa Monica Internet hotel cannot. Bay” and conversed with leading There are now thousands of educators and researchers short-term rentals in the area, and they have the tacit support of worldwide. He was loved by the general public, environmentalists local visitor-serving businesses, and scientists who understood chambers of commerce and our role as stewards of the Earth. possibly even neighborhood He was loathed by heavy handed councils. Why? Because they government officials and folks want tourist dollars. like Dr. Kay, who is way off the But at what price? You may mark. have noticed, as I have, a “Avoid using the polluted growing presence of strangers Ballona Creek as a source in your neighborhood. When of water” comes out of the neighbors change daily, one must be constantly on guard, not 1995 Draft Ballona Wetlands Restoration Plan prepared by the knowing who will be coming Ballona Wetlands Trust, Save that night. Do families with Ballona Wetlands and Rimmon children want to live next to C. Fay. I agree, and tried to a place where people drift in propose at a Santa Monica Bay and out? The salient question Watershed Council meeting that is whether we are willing to sacrifice our voice in community test tide pools of varying depths and sizes should constructed matters for those who stand to within Ballona Creek and studied profit by a lack of enforcement prior to investing millions of zoning laws. We are facing of taxpayer dollars in levee potential loss of sense of removal. Over the past three community and control of our years I have submitted several neighborhood destiny for the documents with alternatives sake of business interests and but have never been allowed out-of-state visitors. to discuss concerns in a public The demand for short-term rentals is so great that permanent forum. Often Kay’s allies would reduce my public comment residents are in eminent danger time from three to one minute of losing a large portion of


with interruptions, rendering my efforts futile. An Environmental Impact Report is needed because that is the only way alternatives to the recently approved Oxford Basin project can be evaluated and considered. An EIR is not a waste of time and money. It is an investment in our children’s future. In the meantime, restoring a source of fresh water for terrestrial and avian species is the least the county can do. Pork barrel spending of taxpayer dollars on projects that do more harm than good is unacceptable. Douglas Fay Santa Monica

doing anything as Fay suggests, is actually contributing to a false sense of positive impact on nature. We have already encroached on the local wildlife, so let’s take responsibility to properly manage this area and truly protect it by investing time and money to improve the habitat. This is first and foremost a restoration project, but with a sound plan to integrate it into the existing infrastructure. Serafino Sini Re: “No room for Outlaws in Playa del Rey: Restaurant’s closure points up changes coming

to the neighborhood,” news, Nov. 21 And the Tower 42 restaurant lasted how long? Hardly a year. Downtown Playa needs to replace its aging/dated architecture. It’s currently a non-destination for locals and tourists. David S

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An artist’s rendering of the proposed Abbot Kinney Hotel, with new construction visible above Joe’s restaurant and next to Venice Place, as seen from Westminster Avenue Elementary School

against it. Evry, who lives about a mile away, has claimed the hotel will “be a disaster for our community” — increasing traffic congestion from taxis and delivery trucks, exacerbating parking scarcity, setting precedents for building size and height that would allow other developers to run amok, and helping fuel gentrification that’s already steamrolling existing tenants. A conceptual drawing of the Abbot Kinney Hotel, as seen from Broadway Street and Gail Rogers, a retired teacher who Electric Avenue lives just a few blocks west of Abbot Kinney, said commercial expansion of the boulevard comes at too hefty a price. property. That’s what normally would be “When commercial development done and part of the reason I didn’t want (Continued from cover) goes too far, destroying the quality of somebody else to get their hands on it.” The hotel would be Abrams’ first attempt residential life and driving members that would encompass much of the block at developing commercial real estate. The and independent small shop owners of bounded by Abbot Kinney, Westminster movie producer and entrepreneur declined this eclectic, creative community out of Avenue, Electric Avenue and Broadway Venice, all that will be left will be an to state how much he has invested in the Street. over-developed, congested and gridlocked property but said the amount was steep Despite its name, the bulk of the street,” Rogers said. enough to require development, as leases 85-room Abbot Kinney Hotel would Abrams counters that he too is from existing businesses don’t pencil out occupy what’s currently a parking lot uncomfortable with explosive growth and against the purchase price. facing Electric. Renderings show new laments the incursion of national chain “When the hotel idea came around, it construction facing the famous boulevard stores. “But this is not a chain — it’s an was exciting to me because I feel like a in an area between Venice Place and independent boutique hotel,” he said. hotel can connect with the community in the Second Community Baptist Church Despite a recent reboot of the project ways other types of development can’t. as well as between the church and the that eliminated plans for a fourth story, If you build office space or high-end corner of Westminster. A portion of the apartments or condos, the property is sort “the hotel complex still takes up the hotel would be also visible behind Joe’s entire block between Broadway and of closed off from the community.” restaurant on the Broadway side, but drawings show the rest of it hidden behind Critics, however, see the proposed Abbot Westminster, with a partial carve-out for two parcels the developers don’t own. Kinney Hotel as a Goliath in need of its existing buildings that would remain — There’s nothing else on Abbot Kinney David. including the church, Joe’s, Primitivo that even comes close to it in terms of Wine Bistro and Venice Place. mass and scale,” writes Evry on her blog, Traffic and parking fears Abrams, who has lived in Venice and Daryl Barnett, who manages an apartment Venice for Change. kept an office above Primitivo for 10 David Hertz, a Venice-based architect years, says he bought the building and complex directly across Electric Avenue, most of the block (excluding the church said she did not have strong feelings about heading up plans for Abrams’ hotel, said he’s empathetic to those who fear losing and one small building) six years ago in Abrams’ proposal. Venice’s character — except for Evry, order to preserve its unique character, “We’re trying to work with him including a publicly accessible interior because having something [built] there is who he claims “continues to spin a lot of myth around the project and incite courtyard known as Dr. Jerry’s Garden. inevitable,” Barnett said. people’s fears about massive development The hotel footprint would replace Willie But others are doing whatever they can and gridlock.” Jane with a slightly larger restaurant but to stop it. Hertz said the hotel’s mass would be would expand the garden courtyard and “This thing is enormous. This is like significantly smaller than what’s allowed leave it open to exploration by passersby. having a mini-mall stuck in the middle under current zoning code, increase the “This is a very special place. I care of Abbot Kinney,” said Venice resident availability of parking with an automated deeply about it,” Abrams said of the Marta Evry, a film and television editor underground lot and have a negligible block. “Developers I spoke to early on who has decried the project extensively impact on traffic. talked about [demolishing] the entire on local blogs and organized residents

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Compared to restaurant or retail customer volumes, hotel guests — who would be offered free bicycle rentals to get around — come and go at off-peak traffic hours, Hertz said. Where popular Abbot Kinney restaurants and shops serve hundreds of visitors each day, Hertz said the hotel will have far fewer daily arrivals. A traffic study by the Los Angeles Dept. of Transportation bears Hertz out, concluding that “the proposed project will not have any significant traffic impacts.” It predicts the hotel would generate roughly 650 new daily trips in the area, but only about 60 of those in peak traffic hours. Hertz does concede that the hotel’s proposed 32-foot, 11-inch height does exceed a 30-foot height limit for flat-roof structures, but he’s also quick to point out that nearby buildings reach as high as 35 feet — which would be allowed for the hotel if its roofline were stepped back. A report before Venice Neighborhood Council members flags the building’s height as a concern but endorses the project as meeting other zoning requirements. The proposed design “is compatible in scale and character with the existing neighborhood,” according to a draft report on the project filed this week by council Land Use and Planning Committee member John Reed. The zoning code would permit a density of up to 113 guest rooms where Abrams seeks 85, and the hotel’s 163 parking spaces would well exceed mandatory minimums, according to Reed’s report. But Evry questions how effective those spaces will be and is skeptical of Abrams’ promise to include employee spaces so that hotel workers don’t park on the street. “They could also allow Martians to land and claim our women, but that doesn’t mean it’s going to actually happen,” she writes. The ghost of the Ray Hotel Details aside, others aren’t sold on the idea that a hotel would do much good for the area. Ira Koslow, who is a member of the „


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A rendering of the view from Abbott Kinney Boulevard and Broadway Street shows new construction above Joe’s restaurant, an extension of the Joe’s façade and undergrounding of power lines

A comparison photograph taken Tuesday of the same location

Venice Neighborhood Council and married to Rogers, said he’s received a lot of feedback that the hotel’s height and aesthetics would have a negative impact on the boulevard. “It’s going to ruin Abbot Kinney,” Koslow said. “Everything on Abbot Kinney has its own look; they’re all different. This hotel doesn’t fit.” Koslow believes there’s no need for another hotel in Venice, but Abrams and Hertz say the area is starved for hotel rooms, as evidenced by the proliferation of short-term vacation rentals in Venice. “The irony is people will stay in Santa Monica, leave their tax dollars there, and drive to Abbot Kinney to go to a restaurant,” said Hertz. According to Reed’s report, city planning documents designate hotel rooms as a

enough to accommodate its 57 rooms and accompanying retail locations, while Abrams’ hotel has more than the legally required amount of spaces.

“preferred use” for the coastal-adjacent area Abrams hopes to develop. But the last time someone tried to build a hotel on Abbot Kinney, the proposal was a spectacular flop. In 2007, developers sought to build a five-story project, called The Ray Hotel, just down the street at 901 Abbot Kinney Blvd. The plan met tremendous resistance from the community and was ultimately rejected by city planning officials. But those plans have almost nothing in common with Abrams’ proposal, he and Hertz said. The 48,000 square-foot Ray Hotel would have been incredibly dense for the lot, whereas Abrams’ hotel is smaller than the zoning code would allow for its much larger lot. The Ray’s 88 parking spaces weren’t

But what ultimately killed the project was its height — 55 feet, despite the 30foot limit — and the developer’s apparent refusal to budge even an inch. “I’m not surprised that there are people with concerns [about the proposed Abbot Kinney Hotel], and I love that locals care enough to have a say about what happens in the neighborhood. We’ve tried hard to address people’s concerns,” including lopping off the fourth story and changing the position of parking and loading areas, Abrams said. “This is a passion project,” he said. “I want it to be successful, but it’s more

important that it is seen as making a valuable contribution to the community.” Some feel Abrams and his team have a bit further to go. “They seem to be going about things the right way, and that’s what we want,” said Sarah Dennison, an architect on the Venice Neighborhood Council’s Land Use and Planning Committee. Dennison is concerned that the part of the project facing Electric Avenue is too “monolithic” and said she hopes for a more creative design. Come decision time, she said, the council must rely on not only zoning requirements but also community feedback and personal discretion to make the right call. And, she said, “right now there is a general sense that this project is just too big.” §

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By Gary Walker A group that opposes the Annenberg Foundation’s plan for an animal adoption and nature education center in the Ballona

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The Ballona Land Trust filed a state Public Records Act lawsuit against the California Dept. of Fish and Wildlife seeking copies of Annenberg presentations on their wetlands center concept and emails between the agency and the foundation. The state has challenged the Los Angeles County Superior Court lawsuit, arguing they’ve already produced all existing Ballona Wetlands records subject to disclosure. The Annenberg Foundation is offering to fund a portion of the restoration but wants the right to build a $50-million, 46,000-square-foot facility within the wetlands near the Marina (90) Freeway and the Culver-Marina Little League baseball fields. The proposed center, which has not been approved by state officials, would include an auditorium, classrooms, exhibits on wildlife and an animal adoption and care center with a

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expansion of the act by requiring [the department] to obtain records from a third party and produce them to Ballona,” reads the state’s response to the lawsuit. “Courts have routinely found that a ‘non-governmental auxiliary organization’ is not a ‘state organization’ for the purposes of the California Public Records Act.” Ballona Land Trust President Walter Lamb, who suspects state workers of secretly helping the Annenberg Foundation promote its plan, called the response a cynical stalling tactic. “They are going to great lengths to keep these documents away from the general public,” Lamb said. “This legal maneuver is just another way for them to delay the release of these documents and force us to spend more money pursuing our case.”§ Gary@argonautnews.com

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Construction Since September 2013, Metro has been completing final design, mobilizing its team, conducting right-of-way surveys and preparing for major construction, scheduled to begin in Spring 2014. Scores of utility lines have been relocated. These include an 18-inch sewer line at Crenshaw Bl/67th St, a 10-inch sewer line at Crenshaw Bl/59th St and a storm drain just north of Crenshaw Bl/48th St. There have been zero accidents, and Metro remains committed to safety. Construction Safety Awareness Training for project neighbors has also begun. Schedule yours now at crenshawcorridor@metro.net. Additional pre-construction activities include meeting with diverse stakeholders, coordinating construction activities and conducting business profiles in anticipation of construction. The project team has finalized its list of properties to be acquired and acquisition has begun.

The Project Groundbreaking is set for early 2014. Regularly scheduled construction update meetings will begin in February 2014. Be sure to sign up at crenshawcorridor@metro.net, to receive construction notices and invitations to all future meetings. Delivering on Measure R’s promise of speeding the delivery of transit projects to provide congestion relief, the majority of funding for the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project flows from the Measure R half-cent sales tax approved by Los Angeles County voters in November 2008.

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The Duchess of York reigns over a British-American Business Council gathering in Santa Monica Helping prove the point, the event drew some 500 local and international business leaders and a few celebrities, including actress Viveka A. Fox as well as KISS bassist Gene Simmons and wife Shannon Tweed. The program commenced with British Consul General in Los Angeles Chris O’Connor raising a toast to President Obama and Wright toasting Queen Elizabeth II. Television news anchor Carlos Amezcua emceed the event, which also featured BBC chat show host Patrick Kielty and songstress Quinn Archer. Ferguson took the podium at the Fairmount Miramar ballroom after a dessert call of “Bring on the pudding!” “I’ve never had an introduction like that before,” quipped Ferguson, who went on to speak of encounters with Nelson Mandela — the subject of a video tribute during the event — and her love for America. Borrowing lyrics from Archer’s song “Walk Through Fire,” Ferguson also alluded to overcoming past peccadilloes,

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By Michael Aushenker Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York — better known as “Fergie” this side of the pond — brought a bit of royalty to Santa Monica last Friday as keynote speaker for the British-American Business Council of Los Angeles’ 54th annual holiday luncheon at the Fairmont Miramar. A transatlantic business organization with nearly 4,000 member companies in 25 major cities throughout North America and the U.K., the BritishAmerican Business Council (BABC) fits in well with the landscape of Santa Monica. The beachside town is home to a cluster of British-themed businesses and a hub for British ex-pats in Southern California, creating a unique synergy between the two cultures, said Paul Wright, president of the Los Angeles-area branch. “That’s really what the BABC is all about — creating synergies across the pond, promoting friendship and commerce between the two countries,” said Wright.

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including a cash for royal access scandal, financial problems and trouble with the Turkish government over covert filming of an orphanage in Turkey. “My marriage really did change me from a redhead to a princess all in one night,” said Ferguson, adding that she has reconciled with ex-husband Prince Andrew, Duke of York, and that the two are now cohabitating again. Geoffrey Evans, a native of England who operates the Santa Monica travel agency Geoffrey’s

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By Michael Aushenker When Capt. Jim Cash returns to Marina del Rey on Saturday to sign copies of his memoir at West Marine, it will have been 12 years since he tied the lines at his former home to end an epic journey. And this time, he won’t be coming through the Panama Canal to get here. A decade in the making, “First Time Across” recounts Cash’s 2001 journey with three other people on a 35-foot catamaran, the “Kat Atomic,” as they sailed from South Africa across the Atlantic and through the Panama Canal before arriving home in Marina del Rey. “A lot of people put sailing over the horizon on their bucket list,” said Cash. But it’s not all “two months in a life raft or getting attacked by pirates.” Cash and his crew set sail from South Africa (where they bought the boat) in March 2001 and arrived in August of that year, just before

the 9/11 terrorist attacks would have made such a sail less workable due to security concerns. He described the trip as roughly 90% boredom and 10% excitement. “In reality, if you’ve got the right kind of preparation and know what you’re doing, it’s not scary at all,” Cash said of his sail, often at six miles an hour. “It’s probably more boring than anything else.” Not that there weren’t harrowing moments. At the tip of Africa, the Kat Atomic faced monumental ocean swells 40- to 50-feet high, with winds gusting at 40 knots. “It was exhilarating,” Cash said. “It’s like being on top of a mountain and going down a rollercoaster.” The crew also encountered a leak in the hull that forced an emergency stop in Namibia. One of Cash’s highlights: St. Helena, a small and remote British island where Napoleon died in exile. “It’s just an amazing historical

spot right out in the middle of nowhere,” said Cash, who found historical markers recording visits by Charles Darwin and astronomer Edmond Halley. “There’s no airport there. You can’t get there any way but by boat.” Cash said he was fascinated with the people of Helena, known as “Saints,” who are a genetic mix of British sailors, captives from the Zulu wars, Indians who worked for the British and Chinese laborers. Offshore was littered with artifacts of old Dutch ships and even World War I U-boats, he said. Originally from Redondo Beach, Cash bought a house in Playa del Rey in 1996 before relocating to Marina del Rey about a year before embarking on his adventure. Now retired and living on Dauphin, a barrier island eight miles off the coast of Mobile, Ala., in the Gulf of Mexico, Cash now enjoys life amid what he called “a very small, close-knit community” (Continued on page 30)

Rock runs in the family A band of sisters that emerged from tragedy, RAMEKEGA returns triumphant to The Talking Stick tonight By Michael Aushenker “We either get ‘Japanese war cry’ or ‘feng shui,’” drummer Gabby Pozon, 19, says of what people guess is the meaning behind the name of her band, RAMEKEGA, who travel from San Bernardino tonight to rock The Talking Stick in Venice. What the name really has become is a mantra for this band of four sisters — headed by chief singer and lyricist Kelli Pozon, 24, and eldest sister Melissa, 26 — sticking together in the aftermath of a family tragedy. RAMEKEGA emerged from a defining moment in 2007, when Marie Pozon, mother of the band members, died of a brain aneurism. While the older sisters had already begun noodling on writing music, their parent’s sudden death galvanized the girls to turn to the therapeutic properties of music for solace.

The creative process quickly gained momentum when the Pozons decided to form a band. RAMEKEGA hit the road later that year playing all-original material in shows through Los Angeles, Orange and San Diego counties, including stops at The Talking Stick and the Tenth and California open mic night in Santa Monica. In 2008 they recorded their first album, “Me and My Shadow.” The Chino Hills outfit released its second album, “Normalcy,” in 2010, which was also produced by their father, Rey Pozon, a skilled sound engineer. “I’m the one who got roped in!” Rey said. The band also recently added a fourth member — Rey’s youngest daughter, Kaira, who is only 10. Kaira received a bass guitar on her eighth birthday in 2011 and “she picked it Rhythm guitarist Kelli Pozon performs with RAMEKEGA at the Roxy Theatre in West (Continued on page 31) Hollywood

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Friday, Dec. 20 Phranc and Friends: Alternative rock singer Phranc and John Huggins take part in a small group show that runs through Jan. 11 at Craig Krull Gallery, Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Ave., Santa Monica. (310) 828-6410; craigkrullgallery.com Ride With Me: Alternative rock group Brent Buffan and The Ride fire up the stage beginning at 9 p.m. at Witzend, 1717 Lincoln Blvd., Venice. (310) 305-4792; witzendlive.com Rose and Shine: Miss Dakota’s Gypsy Rose performs at 10 p.m. at Harvelle’s Bar & Stage,1432 4th St., Santa Monica. (310) 3951676; harvelles.com Straight Outta Malibu: Malibu Art Association’s holiday show, featuring a who’s who of artists from the ‘Bu, runs through tomorrow night at Schomburg Gallery, Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Ave., Santa Monica. (310) 453-5757. Schomburggallery.com Loose Threads: Wear your ugliest holiday sweater from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Deck the Halls With


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Micah William Grasse’s “Society of Motion Pictures, Energy” is among works on display from 6 to 10 p.m. during the Venice Art Crawl today (Dec. 19) at The I’d Prefer Not To Gallery, 607 1/2 Sunset Ave., Venice. Call (310) 795-2658 or visit micahwgrasse.com.

Hear the Multitude: Live music by Brother Tough Love, Psychedillica, Multitude of Girls and Miwa runs from 8 p.m. to midnight at The Good Hurt, 12249 Venice Blvd., Mar Vista. goodhurt.com TRiP on This!: A show featuring alternative bands Bunnynose, Michael Miller, The Nablers and The Shills begins at 8 p.m. at TRiP, 2101 Lincoln Blvd., Santa Monica. (310) 396-9010; tripsantamonica.com

Sunday, Dec. 22 Whose Your Buddy?: Courtesy of American Cinematheque, see Will Ferrell as Buddy, an overgrown version of Santa’s little helper, in the 2003 Christmas comedy classic “Elf,” co-starring James Caan, “Game of Thrones” actor Peter Dinklage, and Ed Asner as ol’ Kris Kringle himself. Starts at 7:30 p.m. at the Aero Theatre, 1328 Montana Ave., Santa Monica. (310) 4663456; aerotheatre.com ‘Wrong’ Turn: Maxwell Coppola’s humorous debut art show, “I Went To Collage For The Wrong Thing: A Pop Show,” runs through today at Trunk Gallery, 12818 Venice Blvd., Mar Vista (310) 4837221; trunkgallery.org.

1946 classic “It’s A Wonderful Life” on the big screen. You know the story: Jimmy Stewart as beleaguered banker George Bailey; Henry Travers as Clarence Odbody, the angel sent down to bail out the suicidal Bailey by taking him on a Dickensian journey through life to show him how others would be impacted had he not existed. The Yuletide classic begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Aero Theatre, 1328 Montana Ave., Santa Monica. (310) 466-3456; aerotheatre.com Get Into the Yuletide Swing: John Cassese, the self-proclaimed “Dance Doctor,” is teaming with The Salvation Army to trade free swing dance lessons for canned goods at 7 and 8 p.m. The Dance Doctor’s studio is located at 1440 4th St., Santa Monica. (310) 4592264; donatetodance.com Get Up, ‘Stand’ Up!: StandUp Mondays, a live comedy happy hour, starts at 8 p.m. every Monday at Danny’s Venice, 23 Windward Ave., Venice. (310) 566-5610; dannysvenice.com Comedy Showcase: A stand-up comedy line-up begins at 8 p.m. at Westside Comedy Theater, 1323 3rd St. Promenade, Ste. A, Santa Monica. (310) 451-0850; westsidecomedy.com

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includes live body-painting art, and there will be a special black light installation at Venice Suites. An event called "Unique Boardwalk Art" features work of sculptor Ben Allanoff and fractal artist Anders Hjemdahl in the parking lot east of Hama Sushi (1504 ½ Main St.). A gathering at Flannel (1223 Abbot Kinney Blvd.) from 6 to 9 p.m. spotlights local photographer Stephanie Vovas’ images of flannel garments. An event from 7 to 10 p.m. features artists Theresa Holiday and Jon E. Nimetz will at Cairo Cowboy (46 Windward Ave.), and from 6 to 9 p.m. Danny’s Venice (23 Windward Ave.) features live music, photography and painting by a number of artists. “Waves, Trains and Graffiti Girls,” a street art mural project featuring live painting and music, happens from 6 to 10 p.m. at 40 20th Place (near Pacific Avenue and North Venice Boulevard). Artist Drew Blood, a roller-blader who has been painting empty swimming pools for four years, shows his works on canvas and paper from 6 to 9 p.m. at Venice Ranch Market (417 Rose Ave.). "Moments," a one-woman show by elemental line artist Alice Batliner, takes place from 6 to 10 p.m. at Particle South

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Restaurants KABUKI Kabuki is a form of traditional Japanese theater that began performing during the 17th century, with performers traveling the land and sharing their stories. We hope that while you dine with us, you too can share stories with those around you. The wide variety of the menu includes appetizers, salads, seafood, sushi and sashimi, specialty rolls, entrees, and signature dishes. A kid’s menu is available, Howard Hughes Center, 6081 Center Drive, #203, Westchester, (310) 641-5524, www.kabukirestaurants. com

KILLER SHRIMP Serving our signature dish for 20 years, Killer shrimp, cooked to order in spicy, secret sauce. Enjoy the tasty Killer Mac and Cheese, fresh seafood, steak, salad and soup. Every seat boasts fabulous waterfront views, outdoor seating, special banquet room, Happy Hour daily. Full breakfast menu at Killer Cafe, including the Killer Bloody Mary. Use the dock-and-dine boat dock, bike in, free parking for cars and bikes. 4211 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey, (310) 578-2293, www.Killershrimp.com

LE CELLIER WINE BAR & RESTAURANT A neighborhood gastro pub and wine bar, perfect for business lunches and networking, dining or private events and functions. A convivial atmosphere with good food and conversation. Bernard, the general manager, is a wine connoisseur, with a strong background in importing. Serving lunch and dinner, fine wines and microbrewed beers, paired with contemporary French-Vietnamese cuisine. The menu includes starters, salads, charcuterie and cheese items, sandwiches, small bites, large bites, platters, 417 Washington Blvd., Marina del Rey, (424) 228-5491, www. le-cellier-winebar.com

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pasta primavera, and more, 2911 Main St., Santa Monica, (310) 314-4855, www.libraryalehouse.com

MACCHI’S BISTRO This long-established Italian dining spot offers traditional fresh pasta dishes, such as ravioli, linguini al pesto and gnocchi. Popular seafood dishes include Linguine Pescatore. Locals and visitors say the atmosphere is warm and family-oriented, and say they can’t get enough of the fresh, warm bread with a garlic/olive oil dip. Tiramisu and Caesar salad are on the menu. Chicken and veal dishes include Pollo al Limon and Veal Marsala. 425 Washington Blvd., Marina del Rey, (310) 823-9838

MANCHEGO Delectable cuisine from Spain. The diverse menu offers meat, Spanish cheeses, vegetarian, cured meat, desserts, beverages, and salads. 2510 Main St. Santa Monica 310.450.3900, www.manchegoonmain.com.

MARINA MARKET PLACE The center offers a diversity of dining opportunities in one location. Baja Fresh, Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, East Coast Bagel, Fatburger, Irori Japanese Restaurant, J. Nichols Restaurant, Jamba Juice, Le Pain Quotidien (opening Spring 2013), Panda Express, Panini Grill, Pizzarito, Quiznos Sub, Shershah Cuisine of India, Tender Greens (opening Spring 2013),Viktor Benés Bakery (inside Gelson’s Market), Yard House (opening Spring 2013), and Yogurtland (opening Spring 2013). Located at: 13450 Maxella Avenue, Marina del Rey, CA 90292. Phone: 310827-1740. See Directory: www.villamarinamarketplace. com

MARLA’S CAFÉ A professional caterer and party planner for over 20 years, Marla Barreira brings her fusion of American, Latin, Italian, Portuguese cuisines to her menu. The cozy dining spot offers a heated patio. The full menu offers both lunch and dinner, with daily specials. Small bites, sandwiches, wraps, salads, pizza, pastas, and various entrees, with choices of sides. Desserts include Marla’s famous cookies, brownies and pecan squares. Take-out, delivery, catering, 2300 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice, (310) 827-1843, www.marlascafe.com

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“This beautifully updated Venice Craftsman has a front house with 3 bedrooms and two and a half baths, and an open floor plan infused with light from the clerestory windows and abundant skylights,” say agents Peter and Ty Bergman. “Tasteful accents abound, from the gabled and shingled exterior to the leaded front door, Douglas fir floors and a cozy fireplace. The entertainer’s kitchen, with stainless appliances, caesarstone counters and subway tile backsplash, is open to the living room. The second floor has two large bedrooms that share a classic bathroom with a claw-foot tub and white tile. The master suite has soaring ceilings with skylights, an expansive walk-in closet and a luxurious master bath with white tile and glass detail. An additional sitting room has French doors open to a balcony with ocean views. The sunny and bright rear one bedroom, one bath unit, with 10-foot ceilings and wrap-around windows, sits over the new three-car garage. Outdoor spaces include a bricked patio and an amazing rooftop deck with 360-degree mountain and ocean views.”

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Q&A

What’s the best way to buy in a seller’s market?

Prices are rising and perhaps there are fewer homes for sale where you want to live. What can you do to put the odds in your favor? First, get preapproved by a lender. That means sharing your financial information, going online and playing with a mortgage calculator. Give the lender the documentation they need, such as salary stubs, revolving credit obligations, and bank statements. You’ll know for certain how much you can afford, how much you need to put down to qualify, and what your interest rate will be. Make your must-have and wish list realistic, beginning with price. Be prepared for compromises – a bigger home versus a longer commute, or a smaller home in a

preferred school district. Shop for homes with your real estate professional. He knows the market and will give you preferential treatment if you sign a buyer’s representation agreement. The agent can tap into a vast network of contacts to get the right home for you – especially homes coming onto the market before others get the chance to view them. In a seller’s market, homes sell quickly, so the homes you find online or by driving the neighborhood may already be under contract or sold before you even get the chance to see them. Homes in the best condition will sell for top dollar. Consider homes in need of cosmetic updates or repairs. The average home purchased in 2013

was about 20 years old, up from 11 years ago at the height of the housing boom. You may be able to buy at a discount, make the updates you want, and bring your home to neighborhood standards – a quick route to building equity. When you visit open houses or new builder homes, tell the listing agent or builder’s representative that you are represented by your buyer’s agent. If you decide to make an offer, your buyer’s agent can be instrumental in helping you negotiate. Don’t get caught up in the buying frenzy. If you need to make a full price offer or get in a bidding war, stay within your budget. Don’t let yourself become house-poor;

your house payment, including principal, interest, taxes and insurance, should be no more than about 28% of your gross monthly income. That’s the conforming loan standard, and it’s a good guideline for homebuyers to help them buy safely within their means. Plan to stay in your new home at least five years. To buy and sell a home at break-even or with a profit means that you must be able to pay back typical closing costs, approximately 14% of the buy side and sell side transactions combined. This week’s question was answered by Bob and Cheryl Herrera, Professional Real Estate Services, (310) 306-5427.

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“This home, on a quiet, curved street lined with Liquidambar trees, has an inviting façade with black accents and a deep red front door,” says agent Stephanie Younger. “An expansive picture window illuminates the great room and offers views of the park-like backyard, with a sprawling lawn, spacious patio and mature foliage. A formal dining room leads to an eat-in kitchen with granite counters and lots of storage. A master bedroom with fireplace and en suite bath, two more bedrooms and another full bath complete the floorplan. A generous 7,349 square foot lot allows for later expansion.” The property is offered at $899,000. Information, Stephanie Younger, Teles Properties, (424) 203-1828.

“This peaceful retreat on a corner lot in the heart of Venice allows for privacy while being within walking distance of the hustle of Abbot Kinney, Venice Canals and the beach,” says agent Pam Ross. “A bright oasis with an open floor plan allows for great use of indoor and outdoor space. The kitchen is a cook’s dream, equipped with Viking appliances. No expense has been spared in the upgraded finishes. Step outside into the wonderful tropical backyard with waterfall, koi pond and built-in outdoor kitchen.” The property is offered at $1,550,000. Information, Pam Ross, Coldwell Banker, Venice/Marina del Rey, (310) 616-6979.

“Enjoy the best ocean and Marina views from this two bedroom, two and a half bath penthouse in Center Tower South of Marina City Club,” says agent Eileen McCarthy. “Hardwood floors, granite countertops, recessed lighting and stainless appliances make this an elegant home. Marina City Club amenities include fitness center, pools, tennis and racquetball courts, restaurants, beauty salon, 24-hour security, and proximity to the beach.” The property is offered at $1,125,000. Information, Eileen McCarthy, Marina Ocean Properties, (310) 822-8910.

“This newly remodeled two bedroom, two bath condo is located on the highest floor with sweeping views,” says agent Charles Lederman. “The kitchen boasts granite counters, stainless appliances and a large island for entertaining. Other features include electric fireplace, hardwood floors and high-quality finishes. Enjoy the Marina City Club's unparalleled amenities: gym, free classes, three swimming pools, six tennis courts, 2 paddle tennis and 3 racquet ball courts, gourmet restaurant, cafe, convenience store, 24-hour gated and guarded security. The beach and many restaurants are within walking distance.” The property is offered at $795,000. Information, Charles Lederman, Charles Lederman & Associates, (310) 821-8980.

“This is one of the most dynamic live/work lofts in a modern architectural complex,” says agent Jesse Weinberg. “In a prime location, this light filled, top floor, west-facing open residence, meets the demands of the most discriminating buyer, with its walls of glass, a rollup industrial door opening to a nearly 200-square foot private deck, soaring 25-foot ceilings, gleaming concrete floors, exposed ducting and wood burning fireplace. With a gourmet cook’s kitchen and a master suite with spa-like bath, this home is part of a small 10-unit building, with secured parking and storage.” The property is offered at $949,000. Information, Jesse Weinberg, Keller Williams Realty, (800) 804-9132.

“This wonderful three bedroom, one bath home in Westchester is available for a short term lease,” say agents Kevin and Kaz Gallaher. “There is a huge private back yard and a two-car garage, and it’s a short walk to shops, cafés, LMU, Otis College and the bluffs.” The property is offered at $3,450 per month. Information, Kevin & Kaz Gallaher, RE/MAX Execs (310) 410-9777.

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legal advertising FIcTITIOUS bUSINeSS NAme STATemeNT File No. 2013 217027 The following person is doing business as: 1) Bogey’s Doghouse Bar 2300 Artesia Blvd #B Redondo Beach, CA. 90278. 2) Bogey’s Bar, 1216 6th Street Manhattan Beach, CA. 90266. 3) Bogey’s Sports Bar, 1216 6th Street Manhattan Beach, CA. 90266. Registered owners: Jegerman Inc. 1216 6th Street Manhattan Beach, CA. 90266. This business is conducted by a corporation. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Registrant Signature/Name: Frank J. Canko President/Treasurer. This statement was filed with the County Clerk

of Los Angeles on Oct. 17, 2013 Argonaut published: Dec. 19, 26, 2013 and Jan. 2, 9, 2013. NOTICEIn accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code).

“InterjectIon” (12/12/13)

Public nOtices NOTICE OF INTENT TO ADOPT A MITIGATED NEGATIVE DECLARATION COUNTY PROJECT NO. R2013-01078-(4) PERMIT NO. RENV201300106 LOCATION: 13999 MARQUESAS WAY, MARINA DEL REY APPLICANT: VILLA DEL MAR PROPERTIES, LTD. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to section 21092 of the California Public Resources Code that the County of Los Angeles (“County”), as lead agency for the project referenced in this notice, intends to adopt a Mitigated Negative Declaration (“MND”) to address potential environmental impacts of a proposed approval by the County Board of Supervisors (“Board”) of an option to amend a lease agreement (“lease option”) between the County and the applicant, Villa Del Mar Properties, Ltd. The proposed amendment to the lease agreement contemplates a development project (“proposed project”), and the County Department of Regional Planning (“Regional Planning”), on behalf of the County Department of Beaches and Harbors, conducted an Initial Study and prepared a proposed MND concluding that the lease option and proposed project, as modified with the changes and mitigation measures identified in the Initial Study, will not have a significant effect on the environment. Following the close of the public review period on the proposed MND, the Board will conduct a duly-noticed public hearing to consider the approval of the lease option and adoption of the MND. Project Description and Location: The proposed project site is located at 13999 Marquesas Way in the unincorporated community of Marina del Rey. The Assessor’s Parcel Number associated with the project is 4224-003-900 and the project site is located mid-block on the northerly side of Marquesas Way, on Lease Parcel 13. The project includes an Option to Amend Lease Agreement with the County of Los Angeles pertaining to the subject Lease Parcel 13. It is anticipated that the Department of Beaches and Harbors’ Small Craft Harbor Commission will consider the Option to Amend Lease Agreement and subject MND at its meeting of January 8, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. in the Burton W. Chace Park Community Room at 13650 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey, CA 90292. The proposed project will also include an application for an administrative Site Plan Review to authorize the applicant’s phased rehabilitation of the Villa Del Mar Apartments complex. The applicant would file its Site Plan Review application with the Department of Regional Planning after the County Board of Supervisors’ adoption of the subject MND and approval of the associated Option to Amend Lease Agreement for the subject Parcel 13. As outlined in greater detail in the subject MND documentation, the proposed rehabilitation project includes substantial renovation of the apartment buildings’ interiors and exteriors, both private and public areas, waterfront promenade, parking facilities and landscaped areas of the existing Villa Del Mar apartment complex. The current rehabilitation project does not entail any demolition or replacement of the existing Villa Del Mar boat slips. Public Review Period and Method for Submitting Comments: The proposed MND is being circulated for a period of 30 days for public review and comment, beginning on December 19, 2013 and continuing up to and including January 20, 2014. All comments must be submitted or postmarked on or before January 20, 2014. Please submit written comments to Anita Gutierrez, Department of Regional Planning, Special Projects Section, Room 1362, 320 West Temple Street, Los Angeles, California 90012. Comments may also be submitted via email to marinaplanner@planning.lacounty.gov. Please contact Ms. Gutierrez by email or by telephone at (213) 974-4813 with any questions regarding this notice, the lease option and proposed project, or the proposed MND. Availability of Proposed MND: Copies of the proposed MND, as well as documents and materials referenced therein, are available for review between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday (closed on Fridays), at Regional Planning’s offices, Hall of Records, Room 1362, 320 West Temple Street, Los Angeles, California 90012. The proposed MND is also available for review at the offices of the Department of Beaches and Harbors, 13837 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey, California 90292, and at Lloyd Taper Marina del Rey Library, 4533 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey, California 90292. Selected materials are available on-line at http://planning.lacounty.gov/ case and http://marinadelrey.lacounty.gov, and requests to obtain electronic copies of the proposed MND may be directed to Anita Gutierrez by telephone at (213) 974-4813 or via email at marinaplanner@planning.lacounty.gov. 12/19/13 CNS-2568248# THE ARGONAUT

FIcTITIOUS bUSINeSS NAme STATemeNT File No. 2013 219182 The following person is doing buiness as: Le Peg & Co. 2519 32nd St. Santa Monica, CA. 90405. Registered owners: 1) Leda Mulholland 1119 22nd St., #3 Santa Monica, CA. 90403. 2) Peggy Oram 2519 32nd St. Santa Monica, CA. 90405. This business is conducted by a general partnership. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on September 1, 2013. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Registrant Signature/Name: Peggy Oram. Title: General Partner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on October 21, 2013. Argonaut published: Dec. 5, 12, 19, 26, 2013 . NOTICE-In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). FIcTITIOUS bUSINeSS NAme STATemeNT File No. 2013 225564 The following person is doing business as: Modern Playwrights 3734 Grand View Blvd. Los Angeles, CA. 90066-3110. Registered owners Modern Playwrights 3734 Grand View Blvd. Los Angeles, CA. 900663110. This business is conducted by a corporation. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on n/a. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Registrant Signature/ Name MODERN PLAYWRIGHTS. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on Oct 30, 2013 Argonaut published: Nov. 27, Dec. 5, 12, 19, 2013. NOTICEIn accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). FIcTITIOUS bUSINeSS NAme STATemeNT File No. 2013 230235 The following person is doing bsiness as: Downtown Highway Collective 1420 South Alameda Street, Los Angeles, CA. 90021. Registered owners: Cyon Corporation, Inc. 1420 South Alameda, Los Angeles, CA. 90021. This business is conducted by a corporation. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on n/a. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Registrant Signature/ Name: Cyon Corporation, Inc. Title: President/CEO. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on Nov. 11, 2013. Argonaut published: Dec. 5, 12, 19, 26, 2013. NOTICE-In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally

expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). FIcTITIOUS bUSINeSS NAme STATemeNT File No. 2013 231638 The following person is doingbusiness as: Ink Print House 1250 Long Beach Ave. #128, Los Angeles, CA. 90021. Registered owners: David Robinson 1250 Long Beach Ave. #128, Los Angeles, CA. 90021. This business is conducted by an individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on n/a. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Registrant Signature/Name: David Robinson. Title: Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on 11/07/2013. Argonaut published: 12/5, 12/12, 12/19, 12/26, 2013. NOTICE-In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). FIcTITIOUS bUSINeSS NAme STATemeNT File No. 2013 233143 The following person is doing business as: 1) Seesaws and Slides 1920 Violet St. Unit 200 Los Angeles, CA. 90021. 2) Mini Scrapes & Little Bits 1920 Violet St. Unit 200 Los Angeles, CA. 90021. Registered owners: Left Production Co., LLC 1920 Violet St. Unit 200 Los Angeles, CA. 90021. This business is conducted by a limited liability company. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on n/a. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Registrant Signature/Name: Marta Miller. Title: Managing member. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on 11/12/2013. Argonaut published: 11/27, 12/5, 12/12, 12/19, 2013. NOTICE-In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). FIcTITIOUS bUSINeSS NAme STATemeNT File No. 2013 240093 The following person is doing business as: RMA Wealth Advisors 5777 W. Century Blvd. Ste 1580 Los Angeles, CA. 90045. Registered

owners: Richard W. Moon 8001 Denrock Ave. Los Angeles, CA. 90045. This business is conducted by an individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 7/1/2013. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Registrant Signature/Name: Richard W. Moon. Title: Owner.This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on 11/20/2013 Argonaut published: 11/27, 12/5, 12/12, 12/19, 2013. NOTICE-In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). FIcTITIOUS bUSINeSS NAme STATemeNT File No. 2013 240100 The following person is doing business as: Excuse My French 449 San Vicente Blvd Apt. A Santa Monica, CA. 90402. Registered owners: Marie-Antoinette, LLC 449 San Vicente Blvd Apt. A Santa Monica, CA. 90402. This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on n/a. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Registrant Signature/ Name: Marie-Antoinette, LLC. Title: LLC Name/Member. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on 11/20/13. Argonaut published: 11/27, 12/5, 12/12, 12/19, 2013. NOTICE-In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). FIcTITIOUS bUSINeSS NAme STATemeNT File No. 2013 240102 The following person is doing business as: Richard The Thread Empire Tape 10405 Washington Blvd. Culver City, CA. 90232. Registered owner: Herbert Braha 6204 Vista Del Mar Playa Del Rey, CA. 90293. This business is conducted by an individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on n/a. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Registrant Signature/Name: Herbert Braha. Title: Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on 11/20/13. Argonaut published: 11/27, 12/5, 12/12, 12/19, 2013. NOTICE-In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the

devoted mother to Five, Suzette Krauch dies Suzette Lucille Krauch, 67 a highlydevoted mother to five children, passed away Dec.7th after a month-long struggle with leukemia. She was a 37-year resident of Playa del Rey. Married to Robert A. Krauch at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church in Westwood, Dec. 28th, 1976, she first became a loving mother of Robert’s four teen-age children, Randy, Kathy, Kenny and Colleen, and, within four more years, she gave birth Nicole Ashley Krauch. The family enjoyed back-packing trips to the Sierras, and made many visits to Cabo San Lucas. Bob and Sue also toured New Zealand, Australia, Machu Picchu, Peru, the Galapagos Islands, Kauai, Alaska and South Korea. An education major at Cal State Northridge, Sue was a Los Angeles City Schools teacher for 34 years, principally at Braddock Drive Elementary School, west of Culver City. She is survived by her husband, Bob, and adult children, Randy, Kathy King, Kenneth, Colleen Hansen, and Nicole Ashley Stone. Also two brothers, Harry DeWalt Jr., Santa Maria, and Dennis DeWalt, Cottonwood, AZ. Since the beginning of Sue and Bob’s marriage, she provided wise and heartfelt counsel to the four older children, and, later, her own child, Nicole, and tender care for her five grandchildren, Tyler, Cooper, Carter, Kelty, and Noah. It was her request to be cremated and that no funeral should be held.

Florence m Schumaker – Jan 6, 1919 - dec 11, 2013 The family of Florence Schumaker regrettably announces her passing on Wednesday December 11, 2013. Florence is preceded in death by her husband Larry and only son Gary. She is survived by her 5 daughters, nine grand children and one great grand child. After leaving her family dairy farm in Ellsworth, Wisconsin, her career included high school teacher and Morse Code instructor to airmen in WWII, where she met her husband Larry. She and Larry moved to Westchester, California in 1951 where she was a beloved parishioner of Visitation Parish. Florence worked for the Loyola Branch of the LA Public Library until she retired at the age of 80. Her passions in life included her family, traveling the world, reading books, golfing and making friends wherever she went.

To Place an Obituary Please Call 310-821-1546 Timeline is noon Monday residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). FIcTITIOUS bUSINeSS NAme STATemeNT File No. 2013 241980 The following person is doing business as: Accurate & Certified Live Scan Services 4859 West Slauson Ave. Ste. 353. Registered owners: 1) Sammy Davis Hancock 417 East Tamarack Ave. Unit 38 Inglewood, CA. 90301. 2) Shyreen Tammy Martin 417 East Tamarack Ave. Unit 38 Inglewood, CA. 90301. This business is conducted by copartners. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on n/a. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Registrant Signature/Name: Sammy Davis Hancock. Title: Co-Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on 11/22/13 Argonaut published: 11/27, 12/5, 12/12, 12/19, 2013. NOTICE-In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself

authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). FIcTITIOUS bUSINeSS NAme STATemeNT File No. 2013 242052 The following person is doing business as: De La Mora, 1820 17th Apt. B, Santa Monica, CA. 90404. Registered owners: Mariela Navarro, 1820 17th St. Apt. B, Santa Monica, CA. 90404. This business is conducted by an individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on Nov. 22, 2013. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Registrant Signature/Name: De La Mora. Title: n/a. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on Nov. 22, 2013. Argonaut published: Dec. 19, 26, 2013 and Jan. 2, 9, 2013. NOTICE-In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code).

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LEGAL ADVERTISING FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013 250914 The following person is doing business as: Curious Lab, 7430 Arizona Ave., Los Angeles, CA. 90405. Registered owners: Ning Wang, 7430 Arizona Ave., Los Angeles, CA. 90405. This business is conducted by an individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on n/a. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Registrant Signature/ Name: Ning Wang. Title: President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on Dec. 6th, 2013. Argonaut published:

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013 252473 The following person is doing business as: Canna Care Relief 1716 Main Street, Ste. C Venice, CA. 90291. Registered owners: Relief Corp., 1716 Main Street, Ste. C Venice, CA. 90291. This business is conducted by a corporation. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above in 2006. 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: Relief Corp. Title: CEO. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on

Dec. 12, 19, 26, 2013 and Jan. 1, 2014. 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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Dec. 10, 2013. Argonaut published: Dec. 12, 19, 26, 2013 and Jan. 2, 2014. NOTICE-In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013 252477 The following person is doing business as: Ocho Grande, 1344013454 Beach Avenue, Marina Del Rey, CA. 90292. Registered owners: 1) Craig J. Jennings, 5593 West Camino Cielo, Santa Barbara, CA. 93105. 2) Gregory Y. Jennings, 6720 Langley Canyon Rd., Salinas, CA. 93907. 3) Joanne J. Thompson, 3957 Calle Alta Vista, Newbury Park, CA. 91320. 4) Dianne J. Jennings, 871 Longleaf Plac, Minden, NV. 89423. 5) Karen L. Horst, 80 Las Praderas, San Luis Obispo, CA. 93401. 6) Judy J. Jennings, 5593 West Camino Cielo, Santa Barbara, CA. 93105. 7) Dennis M. Jennings, 15955 E. Crestridge Circle, Aurora, CO. 80015. 8) John R. Thompson, Calle Alta Vista, Newbury Park, CA. 91320. 9) Steven D. Jennings, 6600 Digier Rd., Lebec, CA. 93243. 10) Robert P. Jennings, 6641 86th Pl., Westchester, CA. 90045-3710. This business is conducted by copartners. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on n/a. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Registrant Signature/Name: Craig J. Jennings. Title: Manager. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on Dec. 10, 2013. Argonaut published: Dec. 12, 19, 26, 2013 and Jan., 2, 2014. NOTICE-In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013 252677 The following person is doing business as: 1) Petraphotography, 10153 Riverside Dr. Apt. 449, Toluca Lake, CA. 91602. 2) Petra Kovacs Photography, 5625 Windsor Way Unit 317, Culver City, CA. 90230. Registered owners: Petra Kovacs, 10153 Riverside Dr. Apt. 449, Toluca Lake, CA. 91602. This business is conducted by an individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on n/a. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Registrant Signature/Name: Petra Kovacs. Title: Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on Dec. 10th, 2013. Argonaut published: Dec. 19, 26, 2013 and Jan. 2, 9, 2013. NOTICEIn accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided

in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013 252919 The following person is doing business as: Sailutions, 3853 Inglewood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA. 90066. Registered owners: Jerome Sammarcelli, 3853 Inglewood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA. 90066. This business is conducted by an individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on Dec. 9, 2013. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Registrant Signature/Name: Jerome Sammarcelli. Title: Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on Dec. 10, 2013. Argonaut published: Dec. 12, 19, 26, 2013 and Jan. 2, 2014. NOTICE-In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013 252925 The following person is doing business as: Harry Fradkin Bail Bond, 4568 Centinela Ave., Los Angeles, CA. 90066. Registered owners: Harvey Robinson, 1534 Cardiff Ave., Los Angeles, CA. 90035. This business is conducted by an individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on n/a. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Registrant Signature/Name: Harvey Robinson. Title: Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on Dec. 10, 2013. Argonaut published: Dec. 12, 19, 26, 2013 and Jan., 2, 2014. NOTICE-In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013 252928 The following person is doing business as: Expand LA, 712 Georgina, Santa Monica, CA. 90402. Registered owners: James Richwine, Georgina, Santa Monica, CA. 90402. This business is conducted by an individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on n/a. I declare that all information

in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Registrant Signature/Name: James Richwine. Title: Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on Dec. 10, 2013. Argonaut published: Dec. 12, 19, 26, 2013 and Jan. 2, 2014. NOTICE-In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013 253511 The following person is doing business as: Gibson International, 11538 San Vicente Blvd., Los Angeles, CA. 90049. Articles of Incorporation or Organization Number: AI #ON 3616199. Registered owners: Gibson International West Coast INC., 11538 San Vicente Blvd., Los Angeles, CA. 90049. This business is conducted by a corporation. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on Nov. 13, 2013. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Registrant Signature/Name: Scott Gibson. Title: President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on Dec. 11, 2013. Argonaut published: Dec. 19, 26, 2013 and Jan. 2, 9, 2013. NOTICEIn accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013 254202 The following person is doing business as: Harms Media, 7400 Hollywood Blvd #605, Los Angeles, CA. 90046. Registered owners: Joshuah Durkee, 7400 Hollywood Blvd #605, 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 n/a. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Registrant Signature/Name: Joshuah Durkee. Title: Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on Dec. 12, 2013. Argonaut published: Dec. 19, 26, 2013 and Jan. 2, 9 2013. NOTICEIn accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code).

PUBLIC NOTICES NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY City of Los Angeles, California – Los Angeles World Air-ports

Revised Draft EIR for the Runway 7L/25R RSA and Associated Improvements Project THE FOLLOWING IS A NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY FOR THE REVISED DRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT (EIR) FOR THE RUNWAY 7L/25R RUNWAY SAFETY AREA (RSA) AND ASSOCIATED IMPROVEMENTS PROJECT AT LOS ANGELES INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (LAX). PROJECT LOCATION AND DESCRIPTION: LAWA has prepared arevised Draft EIR for the Runway 7L/25R RSA and Associated Improvements Project (proposed Project), pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). The proposed Project is located in the South Airfield. The proposed Project would include: (1) Runway 7L/25R Improvements including extending the Runway 7L/25R pavement; grading and compacting the RSA; constructing a blast pad west of the Runway 7L extension; several taxiways modifications as necessary; relocating the existing Localizer Antenna and shelter to the west; replacing the existing Approach Lighting System (ALS) towers with in-pavement lights; and modifying the existing Runway and Taxiway lighting and markings in the newly constructed pavements; (2) Pavement Reconstruction of the eastern portions of Runway 7L/25R and Taxiway B including connecting taxiways and installation of inpavement approach lights; (3) Pavement reconstruction of the aircraft parking apron west of Air Freight Building No. 8, including new markings. The proposed Project would not result in increased or decreased aviation activity at LAX compared to existing conditions. SIGNIFICANT IMPACTS ASSOCIATED WITH THE PROJECT: Implementation of the proposed Project is expected to result in significant and unavoidable impacts related to air quality and human health riskduring construction activities. These impacts, however, are short-term and temporary and would not occur during operations of the proposed Project. PUBLIC REVIEW AND COMMENT:LAWA plans to release the Runway 7L/25R RSA and Associated Improvements Project Revised Draft EIR for public review on Thursday, December12, 2013, and it will be available for review and comments until Monday, January 13, 2014. Only sections of the Draft EIR that have been revised in response to comments received on the Draft EIR are being published in the revised Draft EIR. LAWA requests that commenters limit their comments to material provided in the revised Draft EIR. The revised Draft EIR will be available for review at LAWA and at the public libraries listed below. The document will also be available for review at LAWA’s website, www. ourlax.org. Comments can be submitted in any of the following ways: (1) E-mail at ourlax@lawa.org; (2) written comments submitted online at www.ourlax.org; or (3) written comments submitted to the following address: Los Angeles World Airports, Capital Programming and Planning Land Use and Entitlement Section – Attention: Evelyn Y. Quintanilla P.O. Box 92216, Los Angeles, CA 9009-2216 Comments must be received by LAWA no later than 5:00 p.m., Pacific Time, Monday, January 13, 2014. REVIEW OF DOCUMENTS: The Runway 7L/25R RSA and Associated Improvements Project Revised Draft EIR is available for review at the locations listed below. Review days and times vary by location. The documents can also be viewed at www.ourlax.org. LAWA Administrative Offices Los Angeles International Airport 1 World Way East, Room 218 Los Angeles, CA 90045 Westchester Branch Library 7114 W. Manchester Ave. Westchester, CA 90045 El Segundo Library 111 W. Mariposa Avenue El Segundo, CA 90245 For further information or questions regarding this project, contact Evelyn Y. Quintanilla, Project Manager at (424) 646-5188. Si necesita asistencia en Español, por favor comuníquese con Evelyn Y. Quintanilla al (424) 646-5188. 12/19/13 CNS-2567311# THE ARGONAUT


LEGAL ADVERTISING FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013 255749 The following person is doing business as: The Great Eight, 1) 5593 West Camino Cielo, Santa Barbara, CA. 93105, 2) P.O. Box 6837, Santa Barbara, CA. 93160. Registered owners: 1) Craig J. Jennings, 5593 West Camino Cielo, Santa Barbara, CA. 93105. 2) Gregory Y. Jennings, 6720 Langley Canyon Rd., Salinas, CA. 93907. 3) Joanne J. Thompson, 3957 Calle Alta Vista, Newbury Park, CA. 91320. 4) Dianne J. Jennings, 871 Longleaf Plac, Minden, NV. 89423. 5) Karen L. Horst, 80 Las Praderas, San Luis Obispo, CA. 93401. 6) Judy J. Jennings, 5593 West Camino Cielo, Santa Barbara, CA. 93105. 7) Dennis M. Jennings, 15955 E. Crestridge Circle, Aurora, CO. 80015. 8) John R. Thompson, Calle Alta Vista, Newbury Park, CA. 91320. 9) Steven D. Jennings, 6600 Digier Rd., Lebec, CA. 93243. 10) Robert P. Jennings, 6641 86th Pl., Westchester, CA. 900453710. This business is conducted by an unincorporated association other than a partnership. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on Nov. 13, 2013. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Registrant Signature/Name: Craig J. Jennings. Title: Manager. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on dec. 13, 2013. Argonaut published: Dec. 19, 26, 2013 and Jan. 2, 9, 2013. NOTICE-In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013 255752 The following person is doing business as: GenX Financial Services, 7719 W. 85th Street, Playa Del Rey, CA. 90293. Registered owners: Michael Frisch, 7719 W. 85th Street, Playa Del Rey, CA. 90293. This business is conducted by an individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on n/a. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Registrant Signature/ Name: Michael Frisch. Title: Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on Dec. 13, 2013. Argonaut published: Dec. 19, 26, and Jan. 2, 9, 2013. NOTICE-In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013 255755 The following person is doing business as: Bijou Sound Lab, 1) 333 Washington Blvd. #417, Marina Del Rey, CA. 90292, 2) P.O. Box 2844 Venice, CA. 90294.

Registered owners: Richard Harlow, 333 Washington Blvd. #417, Marina Del Rey, CA. 90292. This business is conducted by an individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on Dec. 31, 2008. 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: Richard Dana Harlow. Title: Chief Executive Artist. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on Dec. 13, 2013. Argonaut published: Dec. 19, 26, 2013 and Jan. 2, 9, 2013. NOTICE-In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. EU93487 The following person is doing business as: Botan, Ltd. 2815 Back B Colorado Av., Santa Monica, CA. 90404. Registered owners: 1) Edward Cannan, 2815 Back B Colorado Av., Santa Monica, CA. 90404. 2) Augustin Quancard, 2815 Back B Colorado Av., Santa Monica, CA. 90404. This business is conducted by a corporation. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on n/a. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Registrant Signature/Name: Edward Cannan, 2815 Back B Colorado Av., Santa Monica, CA. 90404. Title: Chief Executive Officer. This statement was filed with the Secretary of State in the State of California on Nov. 5th, 2013 Argonaut published: Dec. 12, 19, 26, 2013 and Jan. 1, 2014. NOTICEIn accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME File No. 2013 243047 Current File No.: 2011130567 Date Filed: November 9, 2011 The following person(s) has abandoned use of: New Light Learning Center, 9032 E. Mission Drive Rosemead, CA. 91770 Registered Owner(s): 1) Derek Truong, 12151 McGirk Ave. El Monte, CA. 91732. 2) Hanh Pham, 12151 McGirk Ave. El Monte, CA. 91732 Business was conducted by: A married couple. 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.) This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on Novemeber 25, 2013.

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