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Wetlands birds like these could soon be sharing a section of Area C of the Ballona Wetlands with an interpretive nature center funded by the Annenberg Foundation.

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Proposed center in ecological reserve widens rift between state agencies and some environmental groups By Gary Walker News of an interpretive center planned for the Ballona Wetlands is the latest point of disagreement between local conservation organizations that have been involved with the 600-acre reserve for several years and state agencies with disparate views on how it should be refurbished. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife, formerly the Department of Fish and Game, entered into an agreement with the Santa Monica based Annenberg Foundation that will allow the construction of a $50-million facility that will be located near Culver Boulevard in what is known as Area C, near the 90 Freeway.

“We hope this center will become a place where community members can come to learn how nature works, and how each of them is a part of it,” said Fish and Wildlife Director Charlton H. Bonham. “This effort is the kind of legacy project we need, with education programs to help instill a sense of stewardship in these urban communities that might otherwise not be fulfilled.” The foundation, which has assisted with funding in other local ventures including the Westchester Park Skate Plaza, signed a memorandum of understanding Jan. 28 with the Fish and Wildlife. (Continued on page 4)

By Vince Echavaria Supporters of a nuclear mushroom cloud sculpture in Santa Monica have been given some breathing room in their campaign to preserve the late Paul Conrad’s artwork for future generations. Having previously been given additional time to raise money for needed maintenance to Chain Reaction, supporters were allotted an extra year for their effort when the Santa Monica City Council voted 6-1 Jan. 22 to keep the fenced sculpture at its Civic Center location at least through Feb. 1, 2014. The 26-foottall structure made of chain links, which is constructed of copper tubing over a fiberglass core with an internal stainless steel frame, has stood at the site since 1991. The council approved $20,000 in spending to temporarily patch and secure the work through the next year. Supporters, who have raised under $10,000 toward the refurbishment, would additionally be given $50,000 from the city’s General Fund to be matched on a dollarfor-dollar basis for the fundraising cam-

paign. Concerns about the sculpture’s structural integrity arose in summer 2011 after a city building official saw some people climbing on the piece. Following preliminary testing, a wide range of estimates were provided to either repair or rebuild Chain Reaction, with one proposal as high as $555,000, including the installation of an $80,000 landscape barrier. City officials emphasized concerns about the potential costs required to ensure the sculpture’s safety to the public but supported extending the fundraising deadline, as activists say they will be supported by a professional grant writer. “I think it’s clear that we ought to give the community another 12 months to have a shot at raising this money,” Mayor Pro Tem Terry O’Day said. Activist Jerry Rubin – who has helped lead the fundraising cause for Santa Monica’s first landmarked public art piece – applauded the city’s support, saying Conrad’s family and the community deserve the time extension. “I think Chain Reaction is well worth

giving it the extra time to save and restore it,” Rubin said. “I think the many people in the community who are trying to put energy into this important campaign fully deserve the city’s cooperation in this campaign.” David Conrad, the son of the late Los Angeles Times political cartoonist, believes that having an endorsement of the City Council will strengthen the call for financial backing when approaching foundations and other groups. “Now that they’re committing some money, when we go to art foundations they’re more likely to donate because they know the city’s behind it,” he said. A gift to the city that was funded by a private donation of $250,000, Paul Conrad’s Chain Reaction was meant to call attention to the threat of nuclear weapons on the world. The three-time Pulitzer Prize winner’s son believes that message conveyed by the chain-link sculpture still resonates today. Several speakers agreed that the artwork’s significance still holds strong (Continued on page 11)

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Letters

It’s not about kids’ games

Now, Rep. Henry Waxman’s plea to reinstate Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s assault Re: “Fake firearms are a focus of gun weapons ban was ill-conceived, but bandebate for activists” (Argonaut, Jan. 17). ning toy guns from Santa Monica makes In response to the mass murder at Waxman, Feinstein, and even Rep. MaxSandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., Santa Monica activists want ine Waters sound like straight-shooting centrists. to outlaw toy guns from city limits. Going after the guns will not prevent Let’s see if I have this on target – following extensive gun play, little boys and violence nor instill a strong character in kids, who develop into stable and respectgirls who play “Cops and Robbers” or able young men and women. Their matu“Might Morphin’ Power Rangers” may rity has nothing to do with toy guns, but one day morph into career “Bonnie and Clyde” criminals who shoot up their com- with who’s at home. Michelle Phillips, munities? In order for them to respect life the founding member of a popular 1960s and remain untainted from the gun culture music group, should have reminded everyone: It’s about the “The Mamas and which claims so many lives, they should Papas” who raise the kids, not the games be deprived from playing with toy guns? VOL 43, NO 5 Local News & Culture.

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they play. If encouraging good parenting and family values is too demanding, then I have a better suggestion: how about outlawing fun and games altogether? Why don’t we set up guard towers around every playground in the Santa Monica Bay? Anyone who plays “Freeze Tag” will hear the bark of a police officer (armed with a real gun) saying “freeze!” followed by jail time. Activists have told Baby Jesus to take a hike (I was surprised that they did not reinstate crucifixion as a means of parking enforcement). Plastic bags are no longer welcome in Santa Monica, either. Perhaps another freedom-thinking fairness advocate will prevent people from breathing the air, since all of that respiration is a modern form of slavery for “oxygenAmericans” who are tired of their oppression. After Santa Monica, only West Hollywood takes the top prize for such illiberal liberal fascism. You can make love in plain sight with anyone you want, but God forbid you should wear any fur, or pack any (plastic) heat. Santa Monica activism has reached a new low for nanny-state interventionism. Arthur Christopher Schaper Torrance

Progress takes toll on residents

I read, with interest, the Jan. 24 article in The Argonaut about all of the wonderful development projects in Marina del Rey. What was never mentioned are the people getting evicted from their apartments in the name of progress. I have lived in Marina Harbor for six and a half years. Last May I received a lease renewal for 10 months. When I questioned management I was told the apartment needed to be upgraded. My choices were that I could move out, relocate to another unit or move back into my unit after the upgrades, but that rent would be increased $500 per month. I have attempted to get assistance from several people with no luck. I am 62 years old and probably the youngest of the tenants losing their home. It’s an outrage that we have made this town our home and it’s being pulled out from under us. Is there anyone who cares about the human side to this or is it all about the almighty dollar? All I get is what they are “legally allowed” to do – how about morally? Barbara Steinberg Marina del Rey

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Nature center will be subject to state, federal environmental review Photo by Heather Kahler

(Continued from cover) The California Coastal Conservancy and the Santa Monica Bay Restoration Commission, which are also involved in the planned state-sponsored wetlands restoration efforts at Ballona, are supporting the construction of the interpretive center and are signatories to the document. The memorandum states the center will encompass approximately 15-20 acres of land and will provide funding for a “uniform and design related to the restoration project.” Fish and Wildlife spokeswoman Jordan Traverso said the project would be subject to an environmental analysis at the state and federal level. “We expected it to be released to the public in late spring or early summer,” she said. The new center would be adjacent to the Culver-Marina Little League fields and would include an auditorium, classrooms, exhibits on wildlife and domestic animals, facilities for an animal adoption and care program and on-site veterinary facilities for animals. Liza deVilla Ameen, a spokeswoman with the Annenberg Foundation, said the foundation might lend a hand in improving the nearby baseball fields, which are in need of repair. “All of Area C has been neglected and can be enhanced and improved,” she said. “At this time, we are still considering enhancements and improvements to the ball fields.” The Del Rey Neighborhood Council will be examining the memorandum of understanding as well as the plans for the facility at its March meeting. The baseball fields fall within the local council’s boundaries. “I have received a lot of public input already about this project since it is right in the heart of Del Rey,” said Elizabeth Zamora, chair of the council’s land use and planning committee. The planned center faces opposition from two environmental organizations that have been battling the state over the wetlands revitalization. The Ballona Wetlands Land Trust issued a statement Jan. 25 in opposition to the construction of the center. “The Ballona Wetlands Land Trust strongly supports keeping the entire 600acre ecological reserve intact in a natural state, free of building structures and hard-

REPRESENTATIVES OF THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND WILDLIFE believe a new nature and environmental center in the Ballona Wetlands can serve as an educational tool for the community.

scaping,” the organization said in a statement. “While (our organization) fully supports the creation of an interpretive center, we encourage the Annenberg Foundation to find a suitable site for this facility that does not encroach on the remaining 600-acre, publicly owned Ballona Wetlands Ecological Reserve, which is a small fraction of the original 2,000-plus-acre ecosystem.” Ballona Wetlands Land Trust Executive Director Walter Lamb seemed dismayed with some of the components of the planned nature center. “The fact that retail space is even being considered within the ecological reserve makes clear that the agencies we are trusting to be good stewards of this ecosystem have a very different view of conservation and restoration than we do,” he said. “We ought to be acquiring more adjacent land to add to the reserve, not paving over what little is left. “We can’t keep sacrificing an acre here and an acre there to the concrete jungle if we want to leave any semblance of nature to future generations.” Marcia Hanscom, the co-director of the Playa del Rey based Ballona Institute,

is also in favor of having a nature-based center for the public to learn more about the ecological reserve and its inhabitants. But like Lamb’s organization, she is against having any structures in the wetlands that could harm wildlife as well as take away precious acreage from restoration. “I don’t call putting a snack bar in the wetlands improvements. I don’t call putting a parking lot in the wetlands improvements,” Hanscom said. Traverso said the interpretive center could serve the public from an outreach and learning standpoint. “This is a great opportunity to bring an educational component to the wetlands,” she countered. State Sen. Ted Lieu, whose coastal district includes the Ballona Wetlands, said he is interested in seeing more details about the nature center and pledged that it will be examined carefully. “I appreciate the Annenberg Foundation’s willingness to invest in our community and I look forward to learning about this proposal,” said the senator. “This proposal will be fully vetted, including its potential impacts on the environment and I encourage all parties and the public to

participate in the process.” Despite what some may think, deVilla Ameen said the foundation will not be involved with the wetlands restoration. “Our focus is on the interpretive center,” she said. The wetlands are slated to undergo an extensive renovation led by Fish and Wildlife and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. A notice of preparation is scheduled to be released at the end of January or early February and the interpretive center will be included in the environmental analysis, Traverso said. Wetlands-related organizations have long been protective of the land. Nearly four years ago, the Ballona Institute protested a city Planning Commission proposal that would have created the possibility of establishing a billboard district in the wetlands, close to the area where the Ballona interpretive facility would be built. DeVilla Ameen said if all goes well, the center could be completed by the summer of 2014. §

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Sepulveda Boulevard enhancements begin A long awaited public works project that will replace overgrown trees and repair broken and buckling sidewalks along one of the Westside’s most heavily traveled corridors is underway. Los Angeles city crews have removed 17 ficus trees on the west side of Sepulveda Boulevard from Manchester Avenue to 80th Street to pave the way for two new species of trees whose roots will cause less damage to the sidewalk, according to the Councilman Bill Rosendahl’s ofPAGE 4 THE ARGONAUT January 31, 2013

fice. The city’s Bureau of Engineering and Bureau of Street Services, in partnership with the Westchester Streetscape Improvement Association, will replace the trees at a ratio of three to one. “It’s imperative that we get to the root of our sidewalk problem and remove those ficus trees,” said Rosendahl. “The sidewalks have become a safety hazard to both pedestrians and vehicular traffic. These new and improved sidewalks will create a safer environment and com-

ply with Americans with Disabilities Act requirements mandated by the United States government.” The city will use tree species Koelreuteria bipinnata and Tabebuia impetiginosa to line what many locals call “the boulevard.” The design plan calls for extending the street improvement and landscaping in the Westchester Town Center by seven blocks to the Howard Hughes Parkway. “I want to thank Rep. Maxine Waters

for providing the $1 million grant that made this project possible,” said the councilman. “Her dedication and commitment to this project is appreciated by the entire community.” Waters represents Westchester in the 43rd Congressional District. Sidewalk replacement is slated to begin this spring, which will include a meandering design feature on the west side of Sepulveda. This portion of the work will also include the new trees and landscaping.

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We appreciate the desire for an interpretive center at the Ballona Wetlands, but building it inside a protected ecosystem, along with a parking lot, office space and retail space would be irresponsible environmental stewardship. We encourage the Annenberg Foundation to find a suitable location for these facilities outside of the ecological reserve, and we look forward to assisting them in that effort. We should be working together to acquire new land to enhance this critical ecosystem, not sacrificing yet another acre to the never ending encroachment of our last remaining open spaces.

Please ask the Annenberg Foundation do the right thing for future generations.

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Pilot winter storage program for homeless underway by boardwalk organization is also working on developing a year-round storage option and is considering potential locations for a facility. “We don’t really know how many more people we’re going to be able to get to the (winter) shelter; this is an experiment for us,” Clare said. “We’re confident that in the long term, a storage facility would be utilized by people in the community and it would be a win-win for the community and those who are able to access the storage.” Rosendahl believes the ultimate solution against homelessness is providing permanent housing with supportive services. The winter shelter is another measure to provide some temporary relief and connect individuals, who want to receive help, with some resources, he said. “Why not give homeless people a chance? This is a program for those who participate in the winter shelter program to be connected with services,” the councilman said. The Venice Neighborhood Council voted narrowly to support the winter storage project Jan. 22, but many board members argued that the community did not have the chance to weigh in on the program before the container was placed by the beach. Council Vice President Marc Saltzberg said the entire board seemed to express discontent that they were not given the opportunity to provide feedback. “Neighborhood councils exist in the city of Los Angeles to allow the community to provide their input, suggestions and recommendations on issues facing the city. Whenever the city bypasses the neighborhood councils, to me, they are looking for trouble and shouldn’t be surprised if they get it,” Saltzberg said. Some community members opposed the location of the storage structure by the beach, and other concerns included potential impacts to businesses and visitors with people gathering near the storage site. Jake Kaufman, chair of the council’s Land Use and Planning Committee, felt the issue needed a more thorough discussion and says other local communities should be providing storage lockers for the homeless, not just Venice. “I feel that Venice must not be a center of homelessness and the program should not set a

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By Vince Echavaria For homeless people on the Westside of Los Angeles, an overnight stay at a winter shelter no longer has to include concerns about the safety of their belongings left behind. While a visit to a shelter can offer a welcomed respite from winter weather, many homeless have been discouraged from using the service out of fear of where to keep their property while they’re away, homeless advocates say. That no longer needs to be the case, as a pilot program has taken effect offering homeless people in the Venice area who want to use the Westside winter shelter a place to store their belongings by the beach. In partnership with City Councilman Bill Rosendahl’s office, the Venice Community Housing Corporation is administering the “Check-in Storage” project through the end of the shelter program in early March. A 10-foot-high by 30-footlong storage container has been placed by the city near the Los Angeles Police Department substation at Windward Plaza, where shelter visitors will be able to pack their items into 65-gallon bins for safe keeping. The storage can accommodate about 25 people’s property, said Steve Clare, executive director of the Venice Community Housing Corporation. “Particularly with the temperatures dropping into the 30s… we really wanted to try to do everything we can to give people access to the shelter,” Clare said. Those wishing to access the locker will need to provide verification of their stay at the shelter. Volunteers will operate the program daily from 3 to 5 p.m. through March 8. The Westside shelter, which operates out of the West Los Angeles National Guard Armory, has had approximately 25 to 30 beds available on some nights, according to a shelter supervisor. Some Venice area homeless may have been more inclined to go to the shelter if not for a rule that only allows them to take what they can put on their lap on the bus, Clare said. Hoping to offer more security for personal property, keep the items off the street and perhaps prompt additional people in need to access the shelter, Rosendahl’s office collaborated with the housing corporation for the pilot program. Clare said his

VOLUNTEERS prepare to initiate a pilot project on Venice Beach that allows homeless people using the Westside winter shelter to store their belongings while they’re away. The program will operate daily from 3 to 5 p.m. through early March.

precedent, or be based in Venice alone,” said Kaufman, adding that he is pleased that a report on the project will be given this spring. Resident Karen Wolfe countered that other parts of the city are doing far more to address the problems associated with homelessness. Rosendahl told the board that he would take the blame regarding complaints of inadequate notification. “If anyone was to blame for not giving the Venice council enough time, I’ll take the blame,” he said. “This is just a small program that will end in a month, and anyone who wants to participate in it, we want to give them a shot of getting out of the dark and into the light, and this program does that.” Clare said the police substation was chosen as the spot for the temporary container because it is close to the pick-up point for the shelter bus. The pilot project has additionally been challenged by the Venice Stakeholders Association, which indicated it would file a legal complaint if the 30-foot-long storage structure were not removed. In a letter to the city Depart-

ment of Recreation and Parks, John Henning, attorney for the stakeholders group, said the metal container is classified as development under the California Coastal Act and would therefore need to obtain a coastal development permit. The structure also creates an adverse impact on scenic resources due to its appearance, he wrote. Chuck Posner, an analyst with the California Coastal Commission, confirmed that the beach storage container is considered development under the Coastal Act and would be required to obtain a permit. Although the city has not yet acquired a permit, Posner noted that the structure will only be in place a few more weeks and the city will be urged to receive a permit if it continues the program in the future. Clare urged against any legal challenge, saying that it is a pilot program ending March 8 and the container will not impact beach access. “All that we’re doing is trying to help maybe 25 or 30 people get in out of the cold at night; the winter shelter program at its basic level is to help prevent hypothermia and possibly death,” he said. §

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By Gary Walker A parent volunteer who is seeking to inject a new voice into the 2013 District 4 Los Angeles Unified School District campaign called out the United Way for its decision not to invite her to participate in a candidates forum at the Boys & Girls Club of Venice Jan. 24. Jeneen Robinson, who missed qualifying for the March ballot by approximately 140 votes, is a registered candidate with the city’s Ethics Commission and parent advocate whose son attended Loyola Village Elementary School in Westchester. She has served on several LAUSD committees. Her campaign was taken aback when the United Way, which sponsored the Jan. 24 forum, chose not to have her join LAUSD Board Member Steven Zimmer and challenger Kate Anderson in answering questions from the audience on their respective campaign platforms. “I was shocked to find out that I wasn’t included,” Robinson said. “I felt that it was a complete disservice to the public (not to invite her to be on the panel). “The United Way is a com-

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which is what happened with Robinson as well. As a novice to politics, her campaign hired a firm to collect the necessary signatures needed to qualify as a candidate. Late last year, the city clerk disallowed several thousand of Robinson’s collected names and signatures of registered voters because they do not live within the boundaries of District 4, which includes Hollywood, a few Eastside communities and much of the Westside, including Del Rey, Venice, Westchester and Mar Vista. Robinson said despite that fact that her name will not appear on the ballot, she feels that she is a legitimate candidate. “If the city acknowledges you as a candidate, why shouldn’t other mediums give you the opportunity to speak?” the candidate asked. The Jan. 24 forum’s principal organizer denied the accusation that Robinson was not invited to speak because of any reason other than what was previously stated. “United Way treats equally all of the candidates who meet the threshold. In the case of District 4, those candidates are Steve Zimmer and Kate Anderson,” the organization’s spokesman said. “They both received equal time during the forum, both received information before the forum in the same manner, and both received the same treatment during the moderated discussion.” Anderson and Robinson were once part of an organization, “Our Schools, Our Voice,” which was headed by Michael Stryer, who ran unsuccessfully against Zimmer in 2009. The group took the position that student data, or the results of standardized tests, should be one-quarter of a teacher’s performance reviews. Durst claimed that Anderson, a member of the Mar Vista Community Council, endorsed Robinson in September, but later decided to challenge Zimmer herself. Anderson’s campaign did not return calls for comment at Argonaut press time. Robinson claimed Anderson, who sought the 53rd District Assembly seat in 2008, was running a “rebound campaign” and showed little interest in local schools until recently. “I don’t think anyone should use our children to advance their political career,” she asserted. The school board election will be held March 5. §

Resolution to allow new remedies through abatement process approved By Gary Walker Angeles County Code in order to and boarding facilities, which A resolution to amend the equip county authorities with ad- have had a huge negative impact county’s code that governs the ditional legal tools “for more ef- on single family neighborhoods manner in which properties can fective prosecution of cases inin my district in the Northwest legally become a public hazard volving public nuisance San Fernando Valley and in has been updated by the Board properties in our unincorporated neighborhoods all across the city of Supervisors. communities, including, but not of Los Angeles,” Englander At their Jan. 29 meeting, the limited to, provisions authorizing wrote last year in a letter to his supervisors voted unanimously recovery of the county’s nuiconstituents. to approve a resolution by Susance abatement costs and attor“There are a great number of pervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas ney’s fees or imposition of civil these unlicensed, unregulated fathat will give county attorneys penalties in cases where the cilities, most of which are foradditional legal means to prose- county enforces violation of its profit businesses operating in cute landlords and property own- laws in court.” residential areas.” ers who violated county building Nuisance abatement is one of Opponents of the ordinance codes. the components involved in a say facilities and residences that Ridley-Thomas, whose Seccontroversial proposed ordinance are in violation of the law should ond District encompasses that came before the Los Angebe cited, fined and even closed if Westchester east of Lincoln les City Council at its Jan. 30 the violators continue to break Boulevard and Del Rey, submit- meeting. the law through abatement. ted the motion They also because there argue that the are properties in “Enactment of a comprehensive proposed law unincorporated would disenfrannuisance abatement ordinance is areas of the chise residences necessary to create an additional county, includin the superviing illegal deterrent for owners and occupants who sor’s district boarding houses maintain their properties in violation of such as Chris’ and run-down Place in Del the county’s laws, and would allow the residences, that Rey, a facility county to recover its costs associated can “endanger for veterans public health, from the Iraq with enforcement of those laws,” safety and weland Afghanistan fare, invite run by —Resolution By Supervisor wars crime, interfere New Directions, Mark Ridley-Thomas a nonprofit orgawith enjoyment of property and nization that reduce property provides housvalues.” City Councilman Mitchell ing and rehabilitation to homeThe motion additionally Englander, who represents a less veterans. states, “(the county code) does large constituency in the San The community care facilities not contain provisions authoriz- Fernando Valley, is the author of ordinance, which was revised ing recovery of the county’s nui- a proposed ordinance that would late last year, has been changed sance abatement costs and attor- create new regulations that to include three leases for each ney’s fees or imposition of civil would govern lease agreements household. It also exempts dopenalties in cases where the for those residing in community mestic violence transition and county enforces violation of its care homes. If the ordinance is shelters, a severability clause so laws in court. The absence of approved, these residences and that if one part of the ordinance these aforementioned legal rem- sober living facilities, which is sued, the rest of the ordinance edies undermines the county’s often include veterans and rewill stay in place, and calls for a ability to ensure compliance covering addicts, would be proone-year review with a public with its laws, rules, regulations hibited in low density or residen- hearing to see if there were any and permits in an efficient and tial neighborhoods. unintended consequences. timely manner.” “The community care ordiOn May 4, 2011 The ArgoRidley-Thomas’ resolution nance is common-sense legislanaut reported on a building in directs the county counsel to tion that has been developed to Ridley-Thomas’ district in Del draft a nuisance abatement ordi- address the proliferation of unli- Rey that was the subject of a nance that would amend the Los censed nuisance group homes legal action by City Attorney

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Carmen Trutanich. The building, located at 11881 Jefferson Blvd., is one of 166 properties owned by Deutsche Bank, which Trutanich alleges allowed to fall into shabby conditions and facilitated the illegal evictions of hundreds of tenants. His office is seeking immediate injunctive relief through nuisance abatement, including a complete inventory, registration and inspection of foreclosed properties, compliance with all applicable state and municipal code requirements and a stop to all illegal evictions. The tactic has been used in cities and counties where government entities believe there is blight or illegal activity in a particular area. Ridley-Thomas’ colleague, Fifth District Supervisor Michael Antonovich, called for

the creation of abatement teams due to drug labs and illegal animal breeding in portions of the Antelope Valley. “Enactment of a comprehensive nuisance abatement ordinance is necessary to create an additional deterrent for owners and occupants who maintain their properties in violation of the county’s laws, and would allow the county to recover its costs associated with enforcement of those laws,” states Ridley-Thomas’ resolution. Liquor stores, dilapidated abandoned warehouses and buildings used for the drug trade are frequent targets of nuisance abatement teams. Ridley-Thomas could not be reached for comment on his resolution. §

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The Rotary Club of Westchester has awarded $2,350 in scholarships to nine local eighth graders who participated in an arts competition last month. The contest, held at St. Bernard High School in Playa del Rey, included the categories of art, music and dance. The first-place scholarship went to Brandon Scott, a student at Saint Anastasia Catholic School in Playa del Rey. Two second-place scholarships were awarded to Elijah Hodge, who attends Saint Jerome School in Westchester and Billie Wakeham, currently attending Westside Neighborhood School in

Del Rey. Five merit scholarships were awarded to Andrew Bobrow of Windward School, Evan BrownBacchus of Westside Neighborhood School, Caitlyn Butze of Palms Middle School, Olivia Scott of Saint Anastasia School and Mackenzie Starr of Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies. The scholarships were funded by the Westchester Rotary Foundation, with matching funds from the Jim Bunch Memorial Fund and an additional contribution from the Travelodge Hotel near Los Angeles International Airport. Cindy Williams, president of

the Rotary Club of Westchester, and Lance Lipscomb, representing the Jim Bunch Memorial Fund and the Travelodge Hotel at LAX, presented each student with his or her scholarship. The event was hosted by St. Bernard High School and coordinated by Kelley LeBouf, director of advancement and alumni, along with Cozette Vergari, chair of the Westchester Rotary Eighth Grade Arts Committee. Supporters included Rotarians ­­­­Judy Delavigne, Lisa Margulies; Rich Musella and wife, Barbara; Herman Pass, Lek Pollard and Christa Ramey.

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Additions made to runway status light system A runway warning light system at Los Angeles International Airport has received some additions by the Federal Aviation Administration, according to City Councilman Bill Rosendahl’s office. The FAA has begun installing additional infrastructure to the runway status light system operating on the LAX south runway, causing some change in flight patterns during the construction, a Los Angeles World Airports spokesperson said. The safety lights are designed to automatically warn pilots on the ground of aircraft approaching

on the runway. Rosendahl praised the project for helping to improve runway safety. “I’m pleased to see work continuing on the runway status light system at LAX,” said Rosendahl, who represents the LAX area in the 11th Council District. “A panel of national aviation experts found two years ago that the installation of the lights will continue to maintain highest level of runway safety at LAX. I’ve always maintained that this light system is the best way to modernize the number-one air-

port for take-offs and landings in the world.” The light installation required airport managers to close Runway 7L/25R (the south inboard runway) for one week. The work began Jan. 26 and is scheduled to continue until Sunday, Feb. 3. During the project, some operations will shift from the south to the north complex to ensure efficient traffic flow, airport officials said. LAX will conduct normal over-ocean operations at night if weather and other operational conditions permit.

Grant writer to help campaign acquire foundation support youth but its message of peace now speaks to her. “When I walk past the sculpture it means so much more than when I was 4 years old; it is really a statement for something I’ve believed in my whole life. I think those reasons are worth fighting for,” she said. Others argued that the city should not commit any more financial resources toward the structure’s maintenance when other art projects could use them. “Just because one gives a gift to the city doesn’t mean it has to be showcased and maintained by the city through taxpayer dollars indefinitely,” David

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Santa Monica Boys & Girls Club names Youth of the Year Seventeen-year-old Gretchen Galanis has been chosen as the 2012 Youth of the Year for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Monica, the highest honor a club member can receive. Galanis, a student at Bright Star Secondary Charter Academy in Westchester, was recognized during the club’s 45th Annual Youth of the Year Awards Celebration and Banquet at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel in Santa Monica Jan. 26. Youth of the Year honorees are selected due to their outstanding service to the club and community, and their exceptional leadership among their peers, club officials say. Three runners up were also recognized. Galanis will serve as the Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Monica’s youth spokesperson in the community and will next move on to the county competition, which

includes a scholarship for postsecondary education. “We congratulate Gretchen Galanis – and her fellow nominees – on their achievements,” said Aaron Young, president and CEO of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Monica. “Gretchen is a shining example of a young person who has made outstanding contributions to the club and her community, and has overcome extremely challenging obstacles to become the leader she is today. She is a living proof that great futures start here, at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Monica.” Santa Monica Police Chief and club board member Jacqueline Seabrooks hosted the celebratory event. Galanis took advantage of any and all service opportunities at the club, officials said. In the summer of 2012, she traveled to

Liverpool, England where she worked with Habitat for Humanity to help build homes for lowincome families. Outside of the club, Galanis started food drives and backpack drives at school to help homeless youth get on a better path. She was elected as vice president in her school’s Associated Student Body and continued planning drives and school events which served the students and the community. Galanis will compete in March for the title of Youth of the Year for L.A. County – and potentially beyond – and will be eligible to receive scholarships along the way. The national winner will receive an additional scholarship of up to $50,000 and will meet the president in an Oval Office ceremony.

GRETCHEN GALANIS was presented the Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Monica’s Youth of the Year award by club Board of Governors Chairman Bill Dawson (left) and Stan Choo of Kiwanis Club of Santa Monica.

Passenger volume at LAX jumps nearly 3 percent in 2012 Nearly 63.7 million passengers traveled through Los Angeles International Airport last year, an increase of 2.9 percent from the previous year, airport officials said. Annual passenger volume continues to rise at the nation’s third busiest airport, which saw approximately 61.9 million passengers in 2011.

Domestic passenger volume grew 3.1 percent to about 46.5 million from 45.1 million in 2011, while international traffic rose 2.5 percent last year to approximately 17.2 million passengers from 16.7 million in 2011, airport statistics show. Total air cargo tonnage also increased five percent last year to 1,963,210 from 1,869,646 in

2011, while air mail tonnage rose 20.3 percent in 2012 to 96,779 from 80,442 in 2011. Freight (goods) increased 4.3 percent to approximately 1.9 million tons from about 1.8 million tons in 2011. The number of aircraft operations, which include landings and takeoffs, increased 0.2 percent to 605,480 in 2012 from

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You’ve been one of the keepers of the blues flame. What’s to become of that style of music in the future? That’s a valid question. Bluegrass is real, but not so visible. There are a lot of us out there. It’s a multi-dimensional, enduring art form, and it’s absolutely safe, alive and well.

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By Helga Gendell Legendary finger-picking blues guitarist Jorma Kaukonen, co-founding member of 1960s rock band Jefferson Airplane and Hot Tuna, an offshoot band of Jefferson Airplane, will perform at McCabe’s Guitar Shop in Santa Monica at 8 and 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Feb. 1 and 2. The Argonaut interviewed Kaukonen, who was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with fellow band members of Jefferson Airplane in 1996. Along with bassist Jack Casady, Kaukonen formed Hot Tuna in 1969-70. Hot Tuna’s first album in 20 years, “Steady As She Goes,” was released in 2011. Kaukonen talked with The Argonaut about meeting the late singer Janis Joplin in the early days of his career in San Francisco and their collaboration on “The Typewriter Tapes”; reveals an amusing story about the Woodstock music festival; his Fur Peace Ranch in Ohio; and why he continues to perform. Do you have an interesting recollection about the “bad old days” of Jefferson Airplane? Looking back, I think about Woodstock in 1969, what it was like, that many people in one place. Some of the performers were flown in by helicopter, but we didn’t make the cut, and had to rent some Ford station wagons. I drove one of them and we’re on these back roads, trying to get through. We got on stage late, and I remember hearing (Carlos) Santana and thinking how great he was. We had to get back to New York after we performed to do a TV show, so we jumped in the car and tried to make our way out. Problem was, the roads weren’t that wide. I was trying to get past all of these parked cars, and got a flat tire. I drove on the rim and then scraped the trim off someone’s car because it was such a narrow space to get through. So, to the owner of the car that I damaged, I apologize.

You met Janis Joplin and Jerry Garcia at a small club in the early 1960s in San Francisco when you were attending college, and later recorded some demo tapes with her, referred to as “The Typewriter Tapes,” because of the sound of typing in the background. What impression did she make on you? Back then, we were all in the same boat, starting out. We heard her sing and we knew she was something special. We’d never heard anything like that before. It was classic folk-blues special, and that singing style of hers was my favorite. You just completed two weeks of Fur Peace Ranch On the Road music class training in San Diego. Tell us about the ranch. My wife Vanessa and I conceived the idea of a music teaching ranch back in 1989, but we didn’t get off our butts to do anything about it until 1998. We just had a dream and bought the property, which is in the Appalachian foothills. I thought of it as a ranch that grows guitar players. This is a ranch where budding and seasoned musicians immerse themselves for several days and come out with renewed inspiration and tangible progress in their music. While we speak guitar here, there’s also instruction on other instruments, from bass guitars to lap steel guitar, mandolin and percussion, vocals and songwriting. The ranch has cabins, a workshop space, a musicians’ resource library, a store, the Beatrice Love Kitchen (named after Kaukonen’s mother), and a theater that hosts concerts performed by worldclass musicians, with many of them serving as instructors. Vanessa just bought a 40-foot tall silo, and she plans to call it the Psylodelic Art and Culture Museum. We’re hoping to open it in March at the ranch. You have an event called “Pick and Putt.” What’s that about? When I used to ride motorcycles, I was a fan of the ‘largest things’ on the road, like the biggest ball of twine, etc. I still ride, and ‘Pick and Putt’ is a combination of guitar lessons and riding motorcycles. You’re still performing at venues across the country, and some of those

STILL ROCKIN’- Jorma Kaukonen, who formed the Jefferson Airplane spinoff group Hot Tuna with bassist Jack Casady, will perform at McCabe’s at 8 and 10 p.m. Feb. 1 and 2.

are sold out already. What keeps you going? I’ve kept pace all my life. I still really love to do it, and when it’s time to get out there and play music, it’s very compelling.

McCabe’s Guitar Shop is at 3101 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica. Information, (310) 828-4497, or www. mccabes.com. Information about the ranch, www.furpeaceranch.com. §

Moliere-themed salon to benefit Santa Monica Repertory Theater The Santa Monica Repertory Theater will transform the Santa Monica Bay Woman’s Club into a 17th century French salon to raise funds for its upcoming 2013 season. The fundraiser, “Le Salon de Santa Monica Rep,” will be held on Saturday, Feb. 2, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the woman’s club, 1234 Fourth St., Santa Monica. The event begins with a mix-and-mingle at 4 p.m., where guests will be able to make

masks, have their hair coiffed, take part in a silent auction and listen to live music. The evening’s primary entertainment will begin at 5 p.m. with a fully-costumed staged reading of French playwright Moliere’s “The Learned Ladies,” a revival of the company’s popular performance from earlier this year at the Santa Monica Public Library, said event organizers. Guests are encouraged to come dressed

in 17th century attire, but any French-period or French-inspired costume is welcome. Costumes are optional. The Moliere-themed event is the second benefit that the emerging theater company has held after presenting a 1940s-era event of Bertolt Brecht-inspired theater at the playwright’s former Santa Monica home in November, according to the theater company.

A company spokesperson said the group strives to produce high quality, professional theater with an emphasis on substance, style and story. Tickets for the salon are $50 and can be purchased online at www.santamonicarep. org. Parking is $5 and is located in the structure next to the Bay Woman’s Club. Information, (213) 268-1454. January 31, 2013 THE ARGONAUT PAGE 13

Grand Canyon photography show benefits Venice Arts ‘explorer’ project

GRAND CANYON: Travel along the River features landscape images of the Colorado River such as this (above) by Jasmine Swope, as well as works by three other photographers, at the Venice Arts Gallery.

The Venice Arts Gallery is presenting Grand Canyon: Travel along the River, an exhibit of landscape photographs by Stu Levy, Phil Straus, Rita Swinford and Jasmine Swope, through Friday, Feb. 22. Grand Canyon features over 70 photographs of the national park region – color, silver gelatin, and palladium prints – as well as a handmade artist’s book. Fifty percent of gallery sales will be donated to support the new Venice Arts’ Young Explorer campaign. The campaign plans to send students in Venice Arts’ art mentoring program on a sponsored trip to the Grand Canyon. During the trip the students will have the chance to travel on the river and learn about an environment rich in picturesque landscapes, intriguing human history, world-famous geology, and fascinating plants and animals, say exhibit organizers. The students will also have an oppor-

tunity to participate in a photo/video project, recording their personal experience and sharing it with others. The trip will be organized in conjunction with Grand Canyon Youth, an educational organization dedicated to expanding opportunities for youth to explore this natural wonder. The works displayed in Grand Canyon are by four photographers who traveled along the Colorado River in 2012, from Lees Ferry to Diamond Creek, capturing its geography and history through fine-art photography. In addition to framed and matted fineart prints, a selection of images will also be available as cards as a donation incentive. Venice Arts Gallery is at 1702 Lincoln Blvd., Venice. Information, (310) 392-0846, or www. venicearts.org.

Community Calendar Thursday, 1/31 CALIFORNIA YACHT CLUB —

global explorer Rich Abele shares highlights of recent cruise through Northwest Passage aboard expedition vessel Clipper Adventurer at the monthly yachting luncheon, come early for best seating, happy hour, 11:30 a.m., buffet luncheon, 12:20 p.m., presentation, 12:$0 p.m., $16.25 includes luncheon, tax, service and parking, open to all who enjoy yachting and adventure, reservations appreciated, 4469 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey, (310) 823-4567, www.calyachtclub.com.

SANTA MONICA PUBLIC LIBRARY — presents lecture, Live

Your Best Life Now, David Allen, M.D., integrative and anti-aging medicine expert, and Gary Kobat,

noted athlete and integrative performance coach, discuss ways to create the physical, mental and emotional synergy that allow you to being living your best life now, 7 – 8:45 p.m., free, open to public, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica, Information, (310) 4456600, e-mail a.chandhok@davidallenmd.com, or www.davidallenmd. com. VENICE ARTS GALLERY — pres-

ents First Looks Work-in-Progress Screening Series: “I Am Devine,” a collaboration with the International Documentary Association, watch a work-in-progress screening of “I Am Devine,” new documentary directed by Jeffrey Schwarz, join filmmakers for lively, interactive discussion, 7 p.m., 1702 Lincoln Blvd., Venice, 9310) 392-0846, www.venicearts.org.

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presents The Grind, the flagship show at the club, stand-up opener, long-form improvs, 10 p.m., free, age 18 and up, 1323-A (in alley between Third and Fourth streets), Third Street Promenade, Santa Monica, (310) 451-0850, http:// MYSTIC JOURNEY BOOKSTORE westsidecomedy.com. — presents author Marianne Williamson, celebrates release of her new book, “The Law of Divine Compensation: On Work, Money and Miracles,” free event, 7 BEYOND BAROQUE — presents – 9 p.m. 1319 Abbot Kinney Blvd., film screening, “Duty, Honor, Venice, (310) 399-7070, www.mys- Country, Betrayal,” a documentary by Bill Dumas, narrated by ticjourneybookstore.com. Ed Asner, examines the issues HARVELLE’S — presents Harlow that prevent thousands of homeGold Show, 10 p.m., doors open less veterans from being housed 8 p.m., tickets online, 1432 Fourth on the 350 acres of land owned by St., Santa Monica, (310) 395-1676, West Los Angeles Veterans Affairs http://santamonica.harvelles.com. deeded for that sole use of homeless and disabled veterans, 8 p.m.,

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show, no special requirements or auditions, sets are three songs or 10 minutes for musicians, five minutes for spoken word, hosted by Macain Treat, welcomes professionals and amateurs, old and new material presented, sign-ups start 7:30 p.m., show starts 8 p.m., coffee and food for sale, free parking at our corner lot, 1015 California Ave., Santa Monica, e-mail tenthandcalifornia@gmail.com, www. tenthandcalifornia.com. SMC THEATER ARTS STUDIO presents Heart STAGE —

Mountain, a world premiere drama about the struggles of a family in a World War II Japanese internment camp, fundraising performances of the play will be held at the college Friday, Feb. 1, Saturday, Feb. 2, and Sunday, Feb. 3, Friday performance at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., and Sunday, 2 p.m., 1900 Pico Blvd., tickets are $25 in advance or $25 at the door, including a service charge, call Monday through Friday, (310) 434-4319, or online www.smc.edu/ AcademicPrograms/TheatreArts/ Pages/Studio-StageProductions. aspx.

WESTSIDE COMEDY THEATER —

presents Mission IMPROVable, 10 p.m., $10, age 21 and up, 1323-A (in alley between Third and Fourth

Community Calendar streets),Third Street Promenade, “The Night They Missed the Forest Santa Monica, (310) 451-0850, For The Trees,” adapted by Nancy Linehan Charles, based on William http://westsidecomedy.com. Shakespeare’s play, runs through MYSTIC JOURNEY BOOKSTORE Sunday, Feb. 17, Saturdays and — presents First Friday, artist Sundays at 11 a.m., $10, adults, reception for Bruce Harman, 7 – 9 $7 children 12 and under, 2627 p.m., 1319 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Pico Blvd. (at 27th Street), Santa Venice, (310) 399-7070, www.mys- Monica, reserved seats at www. ticjourneybookstore.com. morgan-wixson.org, or (310) 8287519, www.morgan-wixson.org. TRiP — presents The Elovay, Wild Ginger Kitchen, Zen Boogie, MAR VISTA PUBLIC LIBRARY — Under the Fire Reggae, 8 p.m., presents VITA, noon – 4 p.m., free, no cover, kitchen open from 12006 Venice Blvd. Mar Vista, 11 a.m. - 1 a.m. daily, 2101 Lincoln (310) 390-3454, www.lapl.org. Blvd., Santa Monica, (310) 3969010, www.tripsantamonica.com. TRiP — presents Model Citizen, The Strands, American Cream, FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE — offers Xperimento56, 7:30 p.m., free, no a weekly comedy/variety show cover, kitchen open from 11 a.m. hosted by David Corrado, 8 p.m., - 1 a.m. daily, 2101 Lincoln Blvd., free, open to public, St. Bede’s Santa Monica, (310) 396-9010, Church, 3590 Grand View Blvd., www.tripsantamonica.com. Mar Vista, (310) 829-1219. HARVELLE’S — presents Soul 7 Show, 9:30 p.m., doors open 8 p.m., tickets online, 1432 Fourth St., Santa Monica, (310) 395-1676, JOHN MUIR ELEMENTARY http://santamonica.harvelles.com. SCHOOL FLEA MARKET — first

Concert, the program includes Chevalier De Saint-Georges (Symphony in D Major), Andre Myers (Quilting – premiere), William Grant Still (Danzas de Panama), Mozart (Symphony No. 41 in C Major, K. 551 Jupiter), $20, adults, $15, seniors age 65 and older, $10, students with fulltime, valid ID, SMMUSD students and children accompanied by adult are free, open seating policy for general admission, 3:30 p.m., Mt. Olive Lutheran Church, 1343 Ocean Park Blvd., Santa Monica, to reserve tickets prior to concert, (310) 525-7618, or www. OrchestraSantaMonica.org/tickets.

FREE OUTDOOR CONCERTS —

first Sunday open reading, featured readers to be determined, hosted by Billy Burgos, sign-ups begin 4:45 p.m., reading at 5 p.m., five minute time limit, free, but donations accepted, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, (310) 822-3006, www. beyondbaroque.org.

Saturday, 2/2

Saturday of each month, vintage clothing, jewelry, antiques, collectibles, arts and crafts, local food vendors, non-profit event helps provide educational benefits to the students, special programs and classes that wouldn’t be available, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Ocean Park Boulevard at Sixth Street, Santa Monica.

enjoy music by the sea, smooth jazz with 2Azz1, two hours free parking with validation, Fisherman’s Village, 13755 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey.

Sunday, 2/3

MYSTIC JOURNEY BOOKSTORE — presents book signing with 5th

Dimensional Healer “Zarathustra’, Lightning Notes of Zarathustra is intimate insight into the consciousness of a master healer and spiritual teacher, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., free to the public, 1319 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice, (310) 399-7070, www.mysticjourneybookstore.com.

BEYOND BAROQUE — presents

Soloist Darryl Taylor, of Orchestra Santa Monica will perform at a Black History Month Concert at Mt. Olive Lutheran Church

WESTCHESTER GREYHOUND HARVELLE’S — presents The BEYOND BAROQUE — presents SHOW & TELL — every first Toledo Show, 9:30 p.m., doors

Third Annual Poetry of Venice Photography Fest, free, but donations welcome, panel discussion with host Gerry Fialka, 2 – 4 p.m., exhibit opening, 4 – 7 p.m., 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, (310) 8223006, www.beyondbaroque.org.

PSYCHIC READING JAMBOREE & SPIRITUAL HEALING FESTIVAL — presents 20-minute readings

of your choice, including tarot, past lives, career, palm, love life, money, aura and more, readings, $10 contribution or three for $25, admission and healings are free, 1 – 4 p.m., 1737 21st St. (between Michigan and Olympic), Santa Monica, Information, directions, (310) 587-3536, www.socalpi.org.

Sunday of the month, greyhounds and volunteers from a non-profit group, visit with owner-adopted dogs Duncan, Sheba, Dharma and Carson, learn about rescued greyhounds, how to adopt, calm and gentle, good with children, elderly, other dogs, minimum exercise requirement, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., PetCo, 8801 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Westchester, Information, Jim/ Sharon Higgins, (310) 645-8143, see available adoptable dogs, www. Fastfriends.org.

TRiP — Hollowbody LA presents

the TRiP Superbowl After-party, 8 p.m., free, no cover, kitchen open from 11 a.m. - 1 a.m. daily, 2101 Lincoln Blvd., Santa Monica, (310) 396-9010, www.tripsantamonica. WSA & DEL REY YACHT CLUB — com. present the North U.’s all-day seminar, Rules and Tactics Seminar HAL’S BAR AND GRILL — feawill guide boaters through changes tures live jazz Sunday nights to the 2013-2016 racing rules, and from 8 to 11 p.m., and Monday target key principles, understand nights from 9 p.m. to midnight., how to resolve conflicts and rule no cover charge, musical stylings translations, world champion sail- of such internationally acclaimed or, U.S. SAILING instructor Dave musicians as Vince Wilburn, Cal Perry leads seminar, 9 a.m. – 4:30 Bennett, Thom, Rotella, John Nau, p.m., 12900 Palawan Way, Marina Louis Taylor, Quentin Dennard, del Rey, register online, www.nor- Greg Poree, you never know who thu.com or call North U, 1 (800) might be sitting in with the band, 347-2457. 1349 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice, (310) 396-3105, www.halsbaMORGAN-WIXSON THEATRE — randgrill.com. Youth Education/Entertainment Series (Y.E.S.) presents A ORCHESTRA SANTA MONICA Midsummer Night’s Dream OR — presents Black History Month

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presents a free Kabbalah class for beginners, learn the Parsha of the week from a Kabbalah perspective, donations appreciated, 7 p.m., 505 Ocean Front Walk (three blocks south of Rose Avenue), Venice, Information, Josef, (310) 3849754. TRiP — presents Anteater, Desert

Dragon, 8 p.m., free, no cover, kitchen open from 11 a.m. - 1 a.m. daily, 2101 Lincoln Blvd., Santa Monica, (310) 396-9010, www. tripsantamonica.com.

HARVELLE’S — presents a double header, Johnny Stachela and Duane Betts, 9:30 p.m., doors open 8 p.m., tickets online, 1432 Fourth St., Santa Monica, (310) 395-1676, http://santamonica.harvelles.com.

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Community Calendar

Kentwood Players perform in “39 Steps,” at the Westchester Playhouse

Tuesday, 2/5 2013 LOS ANGELES MAYORAL CANDIDATE DEBATE — the

Center for the Study of Los Angeles (CSLA) and the LAX Coastal Area Chamber of Commerce present a debate with mayoral candidates City Councilman Eric Garcetti, City Controller Wendy Greuel, former Asst. District Atty. Kevin James, City Councilwoman Jan Perry, and former technology company executive Emanuel Pleitez, moderated by CSLA Director and LMU Professor Dr. Fernando Guerra, free to the public, arrive early for seating, 4:30 – 7 p.m., LMU, Hilton 100, 1 LMU Drive, Westchester, 90045, Information, CSLA, (310) 338-4565, or csla@ lmu.edu.

less children in Southern California, wide array of supplies provided, along with help in designing cards, musicians will entertain on a 100-year-old piano, healthy snacks served, tea, coffee, all welcome, 1210 Fourth St., Santa Monica, (310) 395-1308, www.smbwc.org.

alley between Third and Fourth streets),Third Street Promenade, Santa Monica, (310) 451-0850, http://westsidecomedy.com.

Wednesday, 2/6

ROTARY CLUB OF WESTCHESTER TRiP — presents Kristi McU’Laff — featured speaker is Nora

comedy, special musical guests, 8 p.m., free, no cover, kitchen open from 11 a.m. - 1 a.m. daily, 2101 Lincoln Blvd., Santa Monica, (310) 396-9010, www.tripsantamonica. com.

HARVELLE’S — presents “Service

Your Soul,” hosted by Hunter and the Dirty Jacks Show, 9:30 p.m., doors open 8 p.m., tickets online, 1432 Fourth St., Santa Monica, (310) 395-1676, http://santamoniSANTA MONICA BAY WOMAN’S ca.harvelles.com. CLUB — presents Fourth Annual Valentine-Making Charity fund- WESTSIDE COMEDY THEATER raiser, 100 percent of your dona- — presents Comedy Central tions will go to School on Wheels, Showcase: Freshman Faces, 8 p.m., Inc., a non-profit benefiting home- $5, age 21 and up, 1323-A (in

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Restaurants AREAL

CENTANNI TRATTORIA

BUCA DI BEPPO Specialty pasta entrees, lunch, dinner, pizza, gluten-free menu, banquet facilities, catering, 1442 2nd St., Santa Monica, (310) 587-2782, www.bucadibeppo.com.

EARTH, WIND & FLOUR Italian fare, lunch specials, pizza, from the grill, full bar, catering, Mon. - Thurs. 11:30 a.m. - 10 p.m., Fri/Sat. 11:30 a.m. - 11 p.m., Sun. noon - 10 p.m., 2222 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, (310) 829-7829, www. earthwindandflour.com.

Italian fare, locally grown, organic, breakfast, sandwiches, pizza, salads, daily Happ Hour, 4 -7 p.m., 2820 Main St., Santa Monica, (310) 392-1661, www.arealrestaurant.com.

CAFFEE PINGUINI

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Embark on an exciting culinary journey. Experience a tantalizing 4-course menu influenced by the delectable cuisine of Italy. Enjoy live entertainment to set the mood on Valentine’s Day Dinner will be served from 6 to 9pm

Fine Italian dining by the beach, out-door patio, lunch, Tues. - Fri. 12 - 2:30 p.m., dinner, Tues. to Thurs. 6 - 10 p.m., Fri/Sat. 6 - 10:30 p.m., Sun. 5:30 - 9:30 p.m., 6935 Pacific Ave., Playa del Rey, (310) 306-0117, www.CaffeePinguini.com. CANALI CAFÉ

Italian dining with California twist, 1 block from beach, outdoor patio, 7 days, 123 Washington Blvd., Marina del Rey, (310), 822-5379, www.CanaliCafe.com. CANTALINI’S SALERNO BEACH RESTAURANT

Traditional Italian cuisine, homemade pasta, NY-style pizza, daily chef specials, live music Sunday, 6:30 - 9:30 p.m., 192 Culver Blvd., Playa del Rey, (310) 821-0018, www.salernobeach.com.

Eclectic Italian cuisine, lunch specials, beer, wine, 7 days, open at noon, catering, takeout, 1700 Lincoln Blvd., Venice, (310) 3147275, www.centannivenice.com.

FRESH BROTHERS Chicago-style pizza, salads, wings, dinein, take-out, delivery, open 11 a.m. daily, 4722-1/2 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey, Waterside Center, (310) 823-3800, www. freshbrothers.com. LOCANDO POSITANO

Traditional and innovative Italian dining, extensive Italian and California wines, 7 days, dinner, 5 p.m., 4059 Lincoln Blvd., Marina del Rey, (310) 526-3887, www. locandopositano.com. MOSTO ENOTECA

Authentic Italian Cuisine and Wine Bar. Open 7 days 5:30-10:30 p.m., catering, private parties. Happy hour on the patio Fri.-Sat. 5:30 -7 p.m. and Sun.-Thurs.  5:30- 8 p.m., 517 Washington Blvd. Upper CAPO Deck, Marina del Rey, (310) 821-3035, Upscale modern Italian-style cuisine, www.mostoenoteca.com. homemade pasta, fireplace-grilled meats, dinner, Tues. - Thurs. 6 - 10 p.m., Fri/Sat. Please visit The Argonaut online for the complete 6 - 11 p.m., 1810 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, listing of restaurants, www.argonautnews.com. (310) 453-1932, www.caporestaurant.com.

$48 Per Person — tax and gratuity will apply

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FOR RESERVATIONS

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A Night at Paparazzi Ristorante is better when shared

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Award winning Executive Chef Orazio Parisi inspires the senses with his simple, classic Italian cuisine. Rated one of the Top Ten Italian Restaurants in Los Angeles by Gayot.com

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Playa Vista

Icon Park Home

“This stunning and sophisticated John Laing luxury home is an impressive, three-story, Mediterranean, south-facing home situated in the coveted Icon Circle,” say agents Peter and Ty Bergman. “There are two master suites in this three-bedroom, four-bath home, a large walk-in closet with high-end storage, and a bedroom fireplace. The gorgeous contemporary design has an open floor plan featuring 10-foot high ceilings, beautiful hardwood and tile floors, plantation shutters, and a living room fireplace. The gourmet kitchen offers a center island, stainless steel appliances, a wine cooler, a professional stovetop with grill, and a large butler’s pantry. A private patio off the kitchen boasts a fireplace. The great room on the first floor has a high-end surround sound system, a wet bar, an outdoor, private patio, and a separate laundry room. Features include a reverse osmosis water system and a three-car garage. Steps away from Centerpointe Club, amenities include an Olympic-size pool, a kids’ pool, Jacuzzi, gym, and community office space. The home is two blocks from the weekly Farmers Market, a dog park, library, Playa Vista Elementary School and the Town Common.”

The property is offered at $1,595,000. Information, Peter and Ty Bergman, Bergman Beach Properties, (310) 821-2900.

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#1 in SaleS in Marina City Club 2009-2010-2011-2012

CharleS & KriStina lederMan

712 Washington Blvd., Marina del rey

310.821.8980

www.MarinaCityrealty.com Charles@MarinaCityrealty.com

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New ANd SpectAculAr! Highest Floor 2Bd + 2Ba. Panoramic and Marina Views. Gorgeous Flooring, Open Kitchen with Top-of-theLine Stainless Steel Appliances. Fully Equipped, Luxurious Master Bath Spa. Very High Quality Remodel With Many Built-ins. Priced To Sell. Must See!...................................................................................... $699,000 New liStiNg! 1 Bedroom + 1.5 Bath, Impeccable Remodel with Striking Wood Panels and Intricate Marble Floors. Top-of-the-Line Technology, Security Systems, 6 Built-in TVs, Open Kitchen, Custom Finishings and More. A Luxurious Turn-Key Unit with Phenomenal Ocean/Mountain/City Lights and Sunset Views. Ultimate, FullyLoaded Bachelor Pad ......................................................................... $399,000 New liStiNg! 3 Bedroom + 2 Bath, Marina/Ocean Views. Beautifully Appointed with Custom Cabinets, Flooring and Wall Treatments. Quiet Location..................................................... $610,000 New liStiNg! 2 Bedroom + 2 Bath, Spectacular Ocean and Harbor Views. Great Location, Must See! .......................................... $719,000 3 Bedroom + 2 Bath, Serene Marina Views. Contemporary Gorgeous Remodel. Hardwood Floors Throughout, W! Open Kitchen with SS SCROOven. IN E Appliances, Maple Cabinets, Double Modern Baths, Marble Floor, Jet Tub, Huge Shower. Built-in Designer Closets. ....$599,000 New liStiNg! Exquisite and Luxurious 2Bd 2 Ba with Captivating Ocean, Marina and Harbor Views.SC Enjoy a !Spacious Living Room with ROW Recessed Lighting, AdjacentIN to anEOpen and Fully Remodeled Kitchen that Features Granite Counter Tops. ..............................................................$689,000 Studio Turn Key Unit with Bamboo OW! Built-in Murphy Bed and ESCRFloors, INQuickly! Remodeled Kitchen. Will go ..........................................$174,900 New liStiNg! 2 Bedroom + 2 Bath, Exceptional Marina Channel, Ocean, and Harbor Views. High Floor. .............$575,000 2 Bedroom + 2 Bath, Breathtaking Marina and Ocean Views. Coveted Location, East Tower South ....................................................... $479,000 2-Story Penthouse with the Very Best Marina/Ocean Views in Marina City Club. Gorgeous. ............................................ $1,190,000

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Marina City Club for leaSe New liStiNg: 2 Bed + 2 Bath Breathtaking Ocean, Marina, Channel and ! Painted. ....... $4,000/Mo OLDFreshly Sunset Views! Floor to CeilingS Windows. New liStiNg! 1 Bedroom, + 1 Bath. Beautifully Furn or Unfurn. Just Pack Your Toothbrush! Designer Remodel and Furnishings! White Oak Hardwood Flrs, Open Kitchen w/ Gorgeous Appliances! ............ $2,850/Mo New liStiNg! 1 Bd+1 Ba, Coveted Plaza Level. City Views. ..$2,275/Mo New liStiNg! 1 Bedroom, + 1 Bath. Nicely Remodeled w/ Hardwood Floors. City, Mountain and Partial Ocean Views. ........................ $2,500/Mo

Beachport Village Condo “The market is tight with such low inventory that we want to share our upcoming listings with buyers out there,” says Broker Phil Gilboy. “We have a top floor, one-bedroom plus loft condo coming on the market shortly. The recently upgraded unit, in move-in condition, offers a great west-facing location. Beachport Village is a well-maintained, gated community in Playa del Rey, featuring pools, a spa and club house, and tennis courts.” This property will be offered at $359,000. Information, Phil Gilboy, The Real Estate Consultants, (310) 846-0020.

Impeccable Kentwood Home “Welcoming curb appeal and incredible, bungalow-style charm set the stage for this stylish home in a highly sought-after Westchester location,” says agent Stephanie Younger. “The open living room and adjacent dining room are highlighted by plantation shutters, gleaming hardwood floors, and crown molding. The spacious cook’s kitchen has tile counters, stainless steel appliances and a breakfast bar. The spacious master bedroom has an en-suite three-quarter bath. Two additional, well-sized bedrooms have French doors and a full bath. Dine al fresco in the large, covered back yard patio.” The property is offered at $769,000. Information, Stephanie Younger, Teles Properties, (424) 203-1828.

Ocean and Channel Views

“This three-bedroom, two-bath condo has extraordinary Marina, ocean and channel views, and offers over 1,700 square-feet of living space, as well as a spacious balcony,” says agent Charles Lederman. “It is beautifully appointed with custom cabinets, flooring and wall treatments. Enjoy priceless views from this quiet location, along with the Marina City Club’s unparalleled amenities, such as an executive gym/spa with free classes, three swimming pools, six tennis courts, three racquetball courts, two paddle tennis courts, a restaurant and bar with room service, a café, a convenience store, car wash, beauty salon, 24-hour guard gated security, and much more.” The property is offered at $610,000. Information, Charles Lederman, Marina City Realty, (310) 821-8980.

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Penthouse ........... Marina/Ocean Views ....................................... $1,190,000* Penthouse ........... City/Mtn View-Bank Owned ............................ $649,000* 3BD + 2BA .......... Ocean/Harbor View ........................................... $659,900* 3BD + 2BA .......... Ocean/Harbor View ........................................... $590,000* 3BD + 2BA .......... Bank Owned - Harbor View ............................. $501,000** 2BD + 2BA .......... High Floor - Ocean/Harbor View ..................... $649,000* 2BD + 2BA .......... High Floor, Remodeled - Ocean/Harbor View ........... $715,000* 2BD + 2BA .......... Gorgeous Remodeled with Harbor View ................. $595,000* 1BD + 2BA .......... Short Sale - Ocean/Harbor View ...................... $285,000*

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$427,000 8145 Redlands St. #205, Playa Del Rey • • • • • • •

Features include:

Two master suites Central heat/AC Fireplace Washer/dryer hookups in unit Carpet and hardwood floors Stainless steel appliances 1,152 sq. ft.

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Ed MacLaughlin

HOA includes basic cable, trash, water, pool, gym, Shorewood Realtors sauna, and storage Additional custom bike/sports storage 310-567-2385 ed@edmachomes.com 2 garage parking spaces, right next www.TotalRealEstate.Listingbook.com to the elevator Spa and community pool Search the MLS like an Agent!

open sundAy 12– 3 pm Los AngeLes 3400 IngLewood Ave. $1,299,000

The Bizzy Blondes 310.301.2323 info@bizzyblondes.com

open sundAy 12– 3 pm Los AngeLes 3635 IngLewood Ave. $799,000

open sundAy 12– 3 pm Los AngeLes 3242 s. BeverLy dr. $659,000

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3836 BentLey Ave. #3 $499,000

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28 MAst st. #1 $1,550,000

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to schedule a showing call 310.337.9225 or visit our open houses sunday, 1:30-4pm new listing

8001 Chase ave, WestChester Kentwood home on lg corner lot w/ terrific potential; spacious floor plan w/ LR w/ fplc & bay window, lg formal DR, kit w/ eating area; 3 bd; 1.75 ba;encl patio; laundry rm. $595,000

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7819 Beland ave, WestChester Beautifully staged mid-century custom home in great No Kentwood loc w/ inviting courtyard; LR w/ fplc & floorto-ceiling windows; rem kit w/ Corian & eating area; 3 bd; 1.75 ba; oversized rear yd. $799,000

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8045 KentWood ave, WestChester Wonderful Kentwood home on lg lot w/ traditional style; LR w/ fplc; lg formal DR; kit w/ built-ins & eating area; 3 bd; 1.75 ba; hdwd floors; enclosed patio; rear yd w/ lg wrap-around deck & lush landscaping. $819,000

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8701 delgany ave, #111, Playa del rey Fabulous newly remodeled condo in Briarcliff; foyer entry to LR & DR w/ new laminte flooring; spac sunroom w/ view of pool; rem kit w/ granite, SS appl & tile floor; 2 ensuite bdrms; 2 rem ba; HOA $375. $417,000

8426 Flight ave, WestChester Spacious Cape Cod home on lg corner lot; LR w/ fplc & bay window; formal DR; rem kit w/ granite, SS appl & brkfst rm; den; 3 bd; MBR suite; 3.5 ba; det office; 2 car garage + parking for 4 cars. $819,000

Follow Bob on Twitter.com/Bobwaldronre for new listings and real estate news. For a free consultation

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Erik Flexner Awarded Top Bel-Air Home modern ranch, fourAgent at Coldwell Banker “This bedroom, two-and-a-half bath home is located in Marina del Rey lower Bel-Air,” says agent Susan Allen. The and Playa Vista barrel-vaulted-ceiling Erik Flexner was awarded top 2 percent agent at Coldwell Banker Marina del Rey and Playa Vista, and top 1 percent internationally. Flexner attributes his success to a keen ability to understand and listen to his clients, as well as being able to adapt to the ever-changing market. He is an avid believer in continual training to keep on top of the business of real estate. Flexner, who specializes primarily in sellers, comes from an international background and is trilingual, making him a natural fit within the diverse communities of Los Angeles. He is a seasoned negotiator and attributes his accomplishments to an acute ability to value and market property productively. Information, Erik Flexner, The Flexner Group, Coldwell Banker, (310) 754-8144.

Phil Gilboy 310.846.0020

living room has a large stone fireplace, and opens to an al fresco terrace. There are maple floors throughout the house. The gourmet kitchen has marble counters and stainless steel appliances. The master suite features a large marble and glass bath dressing area. A greenhouse and adjacent studio/office are in the back yard. The stone staircase leads to the heated pool and spa in a resort-like oasis with treetop views and fragrant breezes.” The property is offered at $1,250,000. Information, Susan Allen, Keller Williams Realty, Marina/LA, (310) 704-0815.

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Manitoba West, Playa del Rey

Westport Heights, 3 Bedroom + 1.5 Bath. Approx 1406 sq.ft. On Large 10,196 sq.ft. Lot. ....$659,000

1 Bed + 1 Ba + Loft, Top Floor, West-Facing. Movein Condition. All Amenities. .....................$359,000

2 Bed + 2 Ba + Loft, Gourmet Kitchen + Baths, Close to Beach. ......................................$469,000

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Teles Properties, Inc. does not guarantee accuracy of square footage, lot size or other information concerning the condition or features of the property provided by the seller or obtained from public records or other sources. Buyer is advised to independently verify accuracy of the information.

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Admiralty Apartments Now offering a select number of furnished apartments!

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Movie Theater Billiard Room Luxurious Lounge Concierge Plenty of Parking Hardwood Floors Parking & Storage Walk-in Closets

When you drop anchor at Mariners Bay you know you’re home. Amenities Heated Pool & Hot Tub Fitness Center Saunas Business Center Clubhouse On-Site Laundry Sand Volleyball Court 24 Hour Emergency Maintenance

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3-4 bd Custom 2-story hm, top quality materials

$1,125,000

Penelope Brill

Re/Max Estate Properties

310-559-5570

4131 Sunnyside Avenue

2/1 Gorgeous hm blks to Marina, det. Studio

$3,500/mo

Lisa Haught Garner

Sotheby’s Int’l Realty

310-481-4380

17 Jib Street 125 Reef 4818 Roma Court

4/1.5 Charming home w/ocean views 4/5.5 Beautiful home w/rooftop deck, elevator 4 bd Villa, attention to detail & ambiance

$1,750,000 $2,500,000 $1,825,000

Berman & Kandel Berman & Kendel Barbra Stover

Coldwell Banker Coldwell Banker Rodeo Realty

310-424-5512 310-424-5512 310-902-7122

13200 Pacific Promenade #416

1/1.5 Price reduced, loft condo

$399,000

Byron Blair Williams

Belmar Estates Realtors

323-370-6228

1410 Sunset Avenue 2045 4th Street #105B 2329 Pier Avenue 621 N. 10th Street 333 24th Street 587 Entrada Drive

4/2.75 Remodeled 2-story hm, panoramic views Blocks from SM beach, bright and open 4 bd Spacious 3,500+ sf Mediterranean w/lg rooms Le Bijou available for sale, a SM jewel 5/2.75+fam rm, hdwd flrs, pvt bckyd & pool 4 bd Stunning Mediterranean Villa w/imported wood

$1,368,000 $529,000 $1,599,900 $4,295,000 $3,295,000 $3,497,900

Bobbie Carrasco Russell Warner Karen Kunstler David Mossler Loraine Silver J. Todd Michaud

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310-828-8099 310-482-2500 310-482-2200 310-471-7499 310-500-1264 310-429-8191

1046 Princeton Drive #205 1046 Princeton Drive #106 1046 Princeton Drive #203

Princeton Lofts complex for live/work Princeton Lofts complex for live/work Princeton Lofts complex for live/work

$1,345,000 $895,000 $629,000

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6536 W. 85th Place 8001 Chase Avenue 6750 Andover Lane 7275 W. 90th Street 8001 Chase Avenue 5857 W. 78th Place 7409 Kentwood Avenue

3/2 Upgraded Kentwood hm w/MB ste, LR w/fp 3/1.75 Spac fixer on lg corner lot, encl patio, formal DR 3/2 Kentwood Collection hm in exclusive community Secluded tree-lined street, open floor plan Spacious Kentwood hm, great potential On quiet street in Westport Hgts, huge lot Designed for modern living, open floor plan

$669,900 $595,000 $1,175,000 $699,000 $595,000 $699,000 $849,000

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is the progress of the real Q: How estate recovery determined? A: When judging the real estate recovery progress, economists and industry consultants typically view the market through one of two lenses; supply-side or demand-side. During the past 30 years, real estate sales of all types of property operated from the supply-side paradigm, which was a boon to the construction industry, listing agents and sellers. Their jobs were made easier by the ever-growing availability of mortgage funds at continuously lower rates. Any entrant was assured funds. If they were willing to come to the table, a real estate deal would be closed. Critically, all this past glory was due to the roughly 30-year period of falling interest rates, known as a seller’s market. In a seller’s market, sellers command a high price, knowing that energized buyers with easy access to ever-cheaper money will always be available to continuously soak up the housing supply. Under the supply-side paradigm, there is always demand for housing. List it and they will come. However, times and conditions have changed. In a market environment of zero-bounded interest rates, high unemployment and deleveraging of negative equity home ownership, real estate supply abounds while sales volume and pricing has no underpinnings and goes nowhere. Evidence: little inventory and prices quite stable for occupying homebuyers. Though supply-side thinkers have latched on to the recently increasing sales volume and prices in California throughout 2012, it is but an illusion from which they suffer. The speculator-propelled boomlet just ending has provided a false sense of hope for some, especially

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The owner and managers of a Santa Monica car wash have been charged with allegedly defrauding employees and other employment violations. The Santa Monica City Attorney’s Office filed an 11-count criminal complaint Jan. 23 against Wilshire West Car Wash LLC and its parent company, Maxxam Enterprises III, LLC, as well as the owner of the businesses, Mehdi Soroudi; general manager Gary Pendleton; and supervisors Rigoberto Torres and Remberto Viramontes, said Adam Radinsky of the city attorney’s Consumer Protection Unit. The complaint was filed after a joint investigation with the California Labor Commissioner against the Wilshire West Car Wash at 2320 Wilshire Blvd. in Santa Monica. Among the charges, which are all misdemeanors, are grand theft of money and labor by false pretenses; conspiracy; failure to pay minimum wage; failure to give meal breaks; failure to give paid breaks; and taking back wages that have already been paid, Radinsky said. Soroudi, Pendleton, Torres, and Viramontes are accused of cheating car wash employees out of money and labor over the past four years in a variety of ways. The defendants allegedly cheated workers out of money by altering employee time records and creating false time records that indicated that the employees had worked fewer hours and took extra meal breaks, according to the complaint. The defendants allegedly coerced employees into signing declarations which

falsely stated that they had received paid breaks, and workers were allegedly forced to pay for cable television even though they were not allowed to watch TV on the job, the complaint states. Employees who questioned the defendants’ actions were allegedly threatened, harassed or punished, the complaint states. In addition, the defendants allegedly failed to give employees a paid rest period for every four hours worked, and failed to give employees a meal break for shifts of at least five hours, according to the complaint. The joint investigation involved the city attorney’s Consumer Protection Unit, the California Labor Commissioner’s Office, and the U.S. Department of Labor. The defendants are scheduled to be arraigned at the Los Angeles County Superior Court Airport Courthouse Feb. 26. Each of the 11 charged offenses carries a maximum penalty of one year in county jail and maximum fines of between $1,000 and $10,000 per offense, Radinsky said. The Labor Commissioner and City Attorney’s Offices are continuing to investigate the case. Employees or anyone with information about Wilshire West and its labor practices are encouraged to contact the city attorney’s Consumer Protection Unit (310) 458-8327.

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Final EIR for north runway plan released The final environmental impact report (EIR) has been released for the Los Angeles International Airport Specific Plan Amendment Study (SPAS), which includes a proposal to move the northernmost runway closer to the Westchester community. An electronic copy of the final EIR can be found on the LAX SPAS website. Hard copies will be made available to the public at locations including the Westchester-Loyola Village Branch Library, 7114 W. Manchester Ave., Westchester. The environmental review includes written responses to comments submitted during the official public review period of the LAX SPAS draft EIR, revisions to the draft EIR, and other final EIR material. The city Board of Airport Commissioners will review and consider the LAX SPAS final EIR, along with other information and testimony received during the

public comment period and public comments during a Jan. 31 special session, as part of its deliberation on whether to select a LAX SPAS alternative, airport officials said. The board is scheduled to deliberate on the SPAS and north airfield proposals at a special meeting Tuesday, Feb. 5. Actions taken by the Airport Commission at the Feb. 5 meeting may be subject to review or approval by the Los Angeles City Planning Commission and the City Council. Various state and federal reviews and approvals, including the Federal Aviation Administration, will also be required prior to implementing any LAX SPAS alternative approved by the Board of Airport Commissioners. For information, updates and project details on LAX SPAS, www.laxspas.org.

Longtime Marina-Venice area resident Michael ‘Cam’ King dies at 62 Michael Cameron “Cam” King, a longtime resident of the Venice and Marina del Rey area, passed away Dec. 27 from complications of a tragic motorcycle accident in Manhattan Beach. He was 62. King was well known in the VeniceMarina del Rey community for his friendly demeanor and his warm personality, friends said. Always quick with a smile and a laugh, he also had a talent for music and wrote hundreds of original songs, friends said. His great enthusiasm for history and English were reflected in his enlightened conversations, which were known to go on for hours, they added. Music was his love and Harley-Davidson motorcycles were his passion. King owned and collected many bikes over the years and knew the back roads of California very well. King was born in Chicago to a loving mother who taught English. He had a great affection for Beatles icon John Lennon, with whom King shared an Oct. 9 birthday. King eventually settled in Southern California for its “unique quirkiness” which fit his lifestyle well, friends said. He frequented many local businesses in Venice and Marina del Rey and was always welcomed with a smile.

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Culver City motorcyclist dies in collision with car A 22-year-old Culver City man was killed Jan. 28 when his motorcycle collided with a vehicle in Santa Monica, police said. The collision occurred at 1:03 p.m. at 25th Street and Pico Boulevard. The motorcyclist, identified as Alexander Smollins, was riding eastbound in the 2400 block of Pico, while a vehicle driven by a 26-year-old Inglewood man was stopped northbound on 25th Street at Pico, Sgt. Richard Lewis said. The motorcycle and vehicle collided as the car made a left turn onto westbound Pico, Lewis said. Smollins received fatal injuries in the crash and was pronounced dead at the scene, Lewis said. The driver of the vehicle was interviewed at the location and released. The Santa Monica Police Department is continuing to investigate the cause of the col-

lision. According to KROQ Los Angeles, Smollins was a former promotions assistant at the radio station. “After leaving KROQ, Alex continued his friendship with many of us, sharing drinks, laughs and good times throughout the years. He was well-liked by all and always seemed to have a positive outlook on life,” says a statement on the KROQ website. “Our hearts go out to his friends, family and anyone affected by this tragic incident.” Anyone with additional information is asked to contact Investigator Jason Olson at (310) 458-8954, Sgt. Phillbo Rubish at (310) 458-8950 or the Santa Monica Police Department (24 hours) at (310) 4588495.

Barbara Griffin, Playa del Rey resident, dies Playa del Rey resident Barbara Hartnett Griffin passed away at her home Jan. 13. She was 78. She was born and raised in Johnstown, Pa., where she graduated from Johnstown High School. Griffin became a registered nurse and did private duty nursing before being hired by United Airlines as a stewardess. She had flown around the world during her nearly 40 years with the airline. She was married to Jay Griffin, a pilot

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FICTITIOuS BuSInESS naME STaTEMEnT File no. 2012 251379 The following person is doing business as: Brighter Collective, 12115 West Bluff Creek Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90094, County of Los Angeles. Articles of Incorporation or Organization Number: AI #ON: Registered owner: Earthbound Interactive, LLC, 12115 West Bluff Creek Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90094. 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 11/01/12. 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: Blaine Behringer, Earthbound Interactive, LLC, Manager/Member. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on January 7, 2013. Argonaut published: January 17, 24, 31, February 7, 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).

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legal advertising FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013 000647 The following person is doing business as: Cal Stem Therapeutics, 13235 Fiji Way, Unit H, Marina del Rey, CA 90292, County of Los Angeles. Articles of Incorporation or Organization Number: AI #ON: Registered owner: Maria D. A. Espinosa De Los Monteros, 13235 Fiji Way, Unit H, 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 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: Maria D. A. Espinosa De Los Monteros, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on January 3, 2013. Argonaut published: January 10, 17, 24, 31, 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 001607 The following person is doing business as: Greg Masuda Pool Service, 12060 Hammack St., Culver City, CA 90230, County of Los Angeles. Articles of Incorporation or Organization Number: AI #ON: Registered owner: Greg I. Masuda, 12060 Hammack St., Culver City, CA 90230. 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: Greg Masuda, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on January 4, 2013. Argonaut published: January 17, 24, 31, February 7, 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 001609 The following person is doing business as: Cyndi Bands, 4096 Glencoe Ave., Marina del Rey, CA 90292, County of Los Angeles. Articles of Incorporation or Organization Number: AI #ON: 2474096. Registered owners: Cynthia Sarah, Inc, 4096 Glencoe Ave., Marina del Rey, CA 90292. This business is conducted by a Corporation. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on November 2012. 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: Cynthia Sarah, Inc, President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on January 4, 2013.

Argonaut published: January 17, 24, 31, February 7, 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 001648 The following person is doing business as: Callista Anne, 950 4th Street, Apt. 404, Santa Monica, CA 90403, County of Los Angeles. Articles of Incorporation or Organization Number: AI #ON: Registered owner: Callista Anne Sessler, 950 4th Street, Apt. 404, Santa Monica, CA 90403. 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: Callista Anne Sessler, Owner (Sole Proprietor). This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on January 4, 2013. Argonaut published: January 24, 31, February 7, 14, 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 001910 The following person is doing business as: Love Flows Agency, 4017 Via Marina, Unit C203, Marina del Rey, CA 90292, County of Los Angeles. Articles of Incorporation or Organization Number: AI #ON: Registered owner: 1. Khalid M. Felix, 4017 Via Marina, Unit C203, Marina del Rey, CA 90292. 2. Maidah M. Felix, 4017 Via Marina, Unit C203, Marina del Rey, CA 90292. This business is conducted by a General Partnership. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on. 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: Khalid M. Felix, Partner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on January 4, 2013. Argonaut published: January 31, February 7, 14, 21, 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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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013 002675 The following person is doing business as: ChinToy Consulting, 4249 East Blvd. #6, Los Angeles, CA 90066, County of Los Angeles. Articles of Incorporation or Organization Number: AI #ON: Registered owner: Sally Jue, 4249 East Blvd. #6, 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 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: Sally Jue, Sole Proprietor. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on January 7, 2013. Argonaut published: January 17, 24, 31, February 7, 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 002685 The following person is doing business as: 2309 Lucerne Partners, 3031 West Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90016, County of Los Angeles. Articles of Incorporation or Organization Number: AI #ON: Registered owner: 1. Philip Lewis, 3031 West Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90016. 2. Devlyn Candler, 3030 West Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90016. 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: Philip Lewis, Copartner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on January 7, 2013. Argonaut published: January 17, 24, 31, February 7, 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 002711 The following person is doing business as: 1. Miles Away Music, 4249 East Blvd. #6, Los Angeles, CA 90066, County of Los Angeles. 2. Miles Away Music BMI 3. Love Swamp. Articles of Incorporation or Organization Number: AI #ON: Registered owner: Vincent S. D’Onofrio, 4249 East Blvd. #6, 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 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: Vincent S. D’Onofrio, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on January 7, 2013.

Argonaut published: January 17, 24, 31, February 7, 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 005150 The following person is doing business as: insurevents.com, 9841 Airport Blvd., Ste 1000, Los Angeles, CA 90045, County of Los Angeles. Articles of Incorporation or Organization Number: AI #ON: 2480207. Registered owners: Event Insurance Services, Inc., 9841 Airport Blvd., Ste 1000, Los Angeles, CA 90045. This business is conducted by a Corporation. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Registrant Signature/Name: Event Insurance Services, Inc., Sandra Zumbado, President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on January 9, 2013. Argonaut published: January 17, 24, 31, February 7, 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 010825 The following person is doing business as: Electriclear, 2152 Stonyvale Rd., Tujunga, CA 91042, County of Los Angeles. Articles of Incorporation or Organization Number: AI #ON: Registered owner: Shane Hilton, 2152 Stonyvale Rd., Tujunga, CA 91042. 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: Shane Hilton, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on January 16, 2013. Argonaut published: January 24, 31, February 7, 14, 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 010832 The following person is doing business as: Improvement of Movement, 938 3rd St. #205, Santa Monica, CA 90403, County of Los Angeles. Articles of Incorporation or Organization Number: AI #ON: Registered owner: Ben Guevara, 938 3rd St. #205, Santa Monica, CA 90403. 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: Ben Guevara, Principal. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on January 16, 2013. Argonaut published: January 24, 31, February 7, 14, 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 010838 The following person is doing business as: The Savage Players, 1637 Via Margarita, Palos Verdes Est., CA 90274, County of Los Angeles. Articles of Incorporation or Organization Number: AI #ON: Registered owner: Lauren Dunagan Spierer, 1637 Via Margarita, Palos Verdes Est., CA 90274. 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: Lauren Dunagan Spierer, Co-Founder. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on January 16, 2013. Argonaut published: January 24, 31, February 7, 14, 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 011131 The following person is doing business as: Ocean View Pool Service, 3438 Colonial Ave., Los Angeles CA 90066, County of Los Angeles. Articles of Incorporation or Organization Number: AI #ON: Registered owner: Gary William Orlando, 3438 Colonial Ave., Los Angeles CA 90066. This business is conducted by an Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 1-16-13. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Registrant Signature/Name: Sharon B. Robinson, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on January 16, 2013. Argonaut published: January 24, 31, February 7, 14, 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 011652 The following person is doing business as: Blythe Spirit BodyWorks, 12020 Herbert St., Los Angeles CA 90066, County of Los Angeles. Articles of Incorporation or Organization Number: AI #ON: Registered owner: Sharon B. Robinson, 12020 Herbert St., 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 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: Sharon B. Robinson, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on January 17, 2013. Argonaut published: January 24, 31, February 7, 14, 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 011691 The following persons are doing business as: KMEC Group, 7806 Croydon Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90045, County of Los Angeles. Articles of Incorporation or Organization Number: AI #ON: Registered owner: 1. David A. Herbst, 7806 Croydon Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90045. 2. Nathalie T. Herbst, 7806 Croydon Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90045. This business is conducted by a Married Couple. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 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 Herbst, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on January 17, 2013. Argonaut published: January 24, 31, February 7, 14, 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 011724 The following persons are doing business as: Brightwood Photography, 8664 Falmouth Ave., #12A, Playa del Rey, CA 90293, County of Los Angeles. Articles of Incorporation or Organization Number: AI #ON: Registered owner: Gregory Balkin, 8664 Falmouth Ave., #12A, 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 January 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: Gregory Balkin, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on January 17, 2013. Argonaut published: January 24, 31, February 7, 14, 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 013582 The following person is doing business as: 1. Ninth Row Productions, 1544 N. Hayworth Ave. #2, Los Angeles, CA 90046, County of Los Angeles. 2. 9th Row Productions. Articles of Incorporation or Organization Number AI #ON: Registered owner: David Rowe, 1544 N. Hayworth Ave. #2, 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. 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 Rowe, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on January 18, 2013. Argonaut published: January 31, February 7, 14, 21, 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 notice NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given that on TUESDAY, MARCH 26, 2013, at the hour of 10:00 o’clock a.m., in the John Ferraro Council Chamber, Room 340, City Hall, Los Angeles, the City Council will convene to hear protests to Building & Safety Department report relative to non-compliance of code violation and proposed lien to recover the cost of inspections, plus appropriate fees and fines, pursuant to Los Angeles Municipal Code Sections 91.103, 98.0411(a) and Los Angeles Administrative Code Sections 7.35.3 and 7.35.5 for the following property located at 1101 East Victoria Avenue, lien amount $581.39, APN: 4242-004-004. Please be advised that the City Council reserves the right to continue this matter to a later date, subject to any time limit constraints. Please contact this office if you would like to be notified of any future hearing dates should the Council not act on this matter on the aforementioned date. All persons interested and affected by the proposed assessment may file written protests or objections with the City Clerk, Room 395, City Hall, at any time prior to the time set for hearing by the City Council on the report of Superintendent. Reference should be made to Council File No. 12-1089. June Lagmay, City Clerk of the City of Los Angeles. 1/31/13 CNS-2434911# THE ARGONAUT

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legal advertising FICTITIOuS BuSInESS naME STaTEMEnT File no. 2013 016473 The following person is doing business as: Baizer & Grimmett Automotive Repair, 11717 Santa Monica Bl., WLA, CA 90025, County of Los Angeles. Articles of Incorporation or Organization Number AI #ON: 3529429. Registered owner: Baizer & Grimmett Automotive Repair, 11717 Santa Monica Bl., WLA, CA 90025. This business is conducted by a Corporation. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on. 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: Baizer & Grimmett Automotive Repair, Scott Baizer, President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on January 24, 2013. Argonaut published: January 31, February 7, 14, 21, 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 018797 The following person is doing business as: 1. Viajero Publishing, 5535 Westlawn Ave., Suite 477, Los Angeles, CA 90066, County of Los Angeles. 2. Entertainment Access. 3. ASL Aware. Articles of Incorporation or Organization Number AI #ON: Registered owner: Lucas Soto, 5535 Westlawn Ave., Suite 477, 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 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: Lucas Soto. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on January 28, 2013. Argonaut published: January 31, February 7, 14, 21, 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).

publiC notiCes nOTICE OF aPPLICaTIOn TO SELL aLCOHOLIC BEVEraGES Date of Filing Application: JANUARY 23, 2013. To Whom It May Concern: The Name of the Applicant is: ayara GrOuPS InC. The applicants listed above are applying to the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to sell alcoholic beverages at: 6245-6249 W. 87th St, Los angeles, Ca 90045-3901. Type of License Applied for: 47 - On-SaLE GEnEraL EaTInG PLaCE. Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control 888 S. Figueroa St., Suite 320, Los Angeles, CA 90017 (213) 833-6043. LA1263874. argonaut Published: january 31, February 7, 14, 2013. nOTICE OF SaLE OF aBanDOnED PErSOnaL PrOPErTy Notice is hereby given that under and pursuant in Section 1988 of the California Civil Code the Property listed below believed to be abandoned by Brenda Monsma, whose last address was 3101 Sawtelle Blvd., #302, Los Angeles, 90066 will be sold at public auction at 3165 Sawtelle Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90066 on 02/13/13, at 10:00am. Description of Property: Personal Belongings of Ms. Brenda Monsma. The Argonaut Newspaper: January 31, February 7, 2013.

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