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SALES RECEIPT NOT VALID AS STAKE TO VOTE LOCALLY City Attorney Trutanich addresses controversial definition of stakeholder citywide a community. The 2006 addition allowed anyone who can “affirm” a stake in a community to vote, provided they present documentation attesting to their claim. “The current definition has been problematic for some time and given recent electoral challenges at the Eagle Rock Neighborhood Council, it is timely that the issue of ‘factual basis stakeholder’ be reexamined in a comprehensive manner by the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment, with the assistance of the city attorney, and with input from the neighborhood councils,” Los Angeles City Councilman José Huizar wrote to his council colleagues, Trutanich and the city agency that supervises the city’s 95 neighborhood councils, the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment (DONE). In his Oct. 23 letter, Huizar referred to a situation that occurred in the election of a neighborhood council within his district, where 37 percent of the ballots cast were from factual basis voters. “On Saturday, Oct. 13, the Eagle Rock Neighborhood Council conducted its elections where

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By Gary Walker Moving to address a continuing perception of outside voters influencing neighborhood council elections, Los Angeles City Attorney Carmen Trutanich’s office issued a declaration Nov. 13 that a single sales receipt issued in a particular community should not be used to affirm a “stake” in a neighborhood. “Rather, each voter’s ‘factual basis’ stake must reflect a substantial interest in the neighborhood, consistent with the significant stake of those who live, work or own property in the neighborhood and who are identified as stakeholders by the city charter,” Trutanich’s office confirmed. The controversy around voters who do not live, work or own land in a community where they seek to vote has been a source of controversy since the City Council expanded the definition of what comprises an eligible voter in neighborhood council elections in 2006. When neighborhood councils were created in 1999, the city charter included the definition for eligible voters as anyone who lives, works or owns property in

Presenting a sales receipt at a neighborhood council polling place is not a legally sufficient stake to qualify a voter, according to City Attorney Carmen Trutanich’s office. While councils like Eagle Rock had a high percentage of factual basis voters, there were only eight in Mar Vista.

313 of the 792 votes cast were from those claiming to be ‘factual basis stakeholders,’ who are reported to have little or no relationship with the Eagle Rock community,” the councilman wrote. “This was clearly an attempt by outside interests to take con-

trol of the Eagle Rock Neighborhood Council and constitutes an abuse of the neighborhood council electoral process.” Mark Redick, the newly elected vice president of the Neighborhood Council of WestchesterPlaya, was pleased to learn that Trutanich was addressing the fac-

tual basis question. “It’s about time,” he said. “The city attorney has confirmed the obvious.” Del Rey Residents Association President Elizabeth Pollock sent a letter to DONE regarding the Del Rey Neighborhood Council election, where over 20 percent (Continued on page 8)

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Zimmer, Deasy hail passage of Prop. 30 as a victory for public education By Gary Walker Gov. Jerry Brown scored a major political victory when a tax proposal that he shepherded onto the Nov 6. ballot was approved by voters by a 53 to 47 percent margin. For proponents of Proposition 30, its passage also signaled a temporary, yet significant boost to the coffers of public education. Prop. 30 raises income taxes on those earning in excess of $250,000 a year. In addition, it will raise the state sales tax from 7.25 to 7.5 percent. The tax measure will allocate 89 percent of the temporary tax revenues to K-12 schools and 11 percent to community colleges. Los Angeles Unified School District Board Member Steve Zimmer was at the forefront of local legislators who sought to engage parents as

well as students of voting age on the consequences of the failure of the tax measure. “The scope of the potential catastrophe that people were preparing for was unimaginable,” he said. “I don’t think many people understood what the ramifications were if (Prop. 30) failed.” The school board member, whose district includes schools in Westchester, Playa del Rey, Mar Vista, Venice and Del Rey, networked with parents as well as other interested parties to encourage everyone who was of voting age to vote. Zimmer, along with other Prop. 30 proponents, argued that without the tax revenue from the ballot measure, drastic cuts to public education would be enacted. “The message is even in the midst of an economic crisis, despite millions of dollars in nega(Continued on page 6)


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In defense of factual basis voters

I worked the polls during the recent Del Rey Neighborhood Council election, reviewing the self-affirmation voting registrations and helping stakeholders figure out which area directorship they were eligible to vote in. Most of the factual basis registrations did not claim an area and voted on the officer slate. When I helped count the ballots, I noted that not all officer positions were voted for by factual basis voters and that none of the races were remotely decided by these voters. I’ve always supported the idea of factual basis voters and candidates because most of them have been a unique part of our Del Rey community. We have had voters and candidates from our little L.A. County enclave adjacent to us, people who have grown up in Del Rey who come back to serve Del Rey, and of course, people who like our community and want to serve.

We have been blessed by these folks over the years. I feel that all board positions should be open for factual basis candidates because some have legitimate ties to a certain area or some needed talent for an officer position. Having folks like the above are worth the risk because we need their help and talents in our neighborhood. Over 95 percent of the Del Rey community is oblivious to the notion that they are a community. Sure, there are some structural reasons for that but apathy is the main reason. The Del Rey Residents Association has been working on this for over 40 years and our Del Rey Neighborhood Council has been in the campaign for over nine years. Sure, there is always potential for abusive takeovers by groups within and without a community. Any community that allows this to happen deserves what it gets. Let’s be a community of neighbors, not residents. Michael H. Stafford Del Rey VOL 42, NO 45

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restoration. But that restoration will be performed with the utmost care. And afterwards, we will have a beautifully restored The 50th Assembly District fight in the Ballona Wetlands. Santa Monica Bay pitted two Democrats toI’m not just hoping or supposing. I’ve gether to take down the seat in the general seen it happen. Some may recall this same election. argument during the planning for the freshAssemblywoman Betsy Butler had the water marsh. money, while Santa Monica Mayor Richard The freshwater marsh was finally comBloom had the moral high ground. pleted and what do we have? A remarkable This contest is a long-term win for the and beautiful ecosystem that does support Republicans and the state. Not in the short- threatened and endangered species, provides term, in that no Republican is on the ballot, a passive recreation area for the general let alone with a fraction of a chance of win- public and helps cleanse polluted water that ning a seat in the region. previously was flushed directly into the wetHowever, the cash flow dumped into the land. It is also meticulously maintained at Santa Monica Bay, followed by the ongoing no cost to the public. allegations that Butler caved on a “teacher Next was the Malibu Lagoon fiasco. pervert” bill because of union interests, have Once again, the same argument – mustn’t spotlighted the growing fissure in the Dem- touch anything, just leave it as it is. It didn’t ocratic Party, an organization which claims work that time, either and I’m sure the Malto support “the people,” yet every year their ibu restoration will be another success. platform supports special interests whose With dogmatic statements and sentimeninterest includes using the public purse for tal pleas, the stage is being set for another private gain. lawsuit, another waste of time and money. Reform Democrats are seeking the highWhat makes it worse is that, as in Malier ground, even if they have fewer campaign bu, you and I will have to pay for it. dollars. If the Democrats cannot cut their Ruth Lansford own money strings, disaffected Democratic Playa del Rey voters will, casting their votes for the ReID, please publican or even the independent in the How embarrassing. On page 35 of the race. The 50th Assembly District seat, like the Nov. 1 Argonaut there were two photos of this year’s Mar Vista Fall Festival. The bot30th Congressional District tussle between Democrats Howard Berman and Brad Sher- tom photo had a caption mentioning Mar Vista Community Council First Vice Presiman in the Valley, brought out the worst of dent Bill Koontz, and “an unidentified Los one-party rule in California. Republicans Angeles police officer.” and Independents have nothing to fear in Unidentified? That was Mar Vista Senior upcoming elections. The power of one party is waning, and Butler served up the coup de Lead Officer Drake Madison. You know, the LAPD community representative for Mar grace. Arthur Christopher Schaper Vista? Couldn’t The Argonaut have made a Torrance phone call to Pacific station and gotten his Another costly challenge name? Or asked anyone at the event? Re: “No need for ‘brain surgery’ at wetEmbarrassing indeed. lands” (Argonaut letters, Nov. 1). Andre’ Belotto Yes, there’s other wildlife and undoubtWestchester edly that wildlife will be disturbed during (Letters continued on page 4)

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Airport head affirms support for light rail to LAX

In response to your Nov. 8 article “Knabe Requests Strategy for Light Rail Connector to Airport,” I want to assure your readers that Los Angeles World Airports is committed to creating a robust connection between Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and L.A.’s Metro rail system. Let me be very clear – LAX is prepared to offer at least one location for on-airport MTA stations. We believe this is a strong commitment that shows our desire to get light rail into LAX. We are currently working with

all parties involved to create a systematic approach to ensuring that light rail connects to LAX. LAWA has accelerated our landside planning work to analyze specific airport passenger and employee transportation needs. We have convened a series of workshops to collaborate between Metro and LAWA staff and technical experts to achieve real, detailed and achievable outcomes for consideration by the Metro and LAWA decision-makers. This will not be accomplished overnight, but LAWA staff and the Board of Airport Commissioners are committed to providing great light rail opportunities into LAX. Improving LAX’s future includes bringing light rail into the airport

and any suggestion otherwise is not correct. Gina Marie Lindsey Executive Director Los Angeles World Airports

Another rail option

Instead of waiting eight years for light rail connection to Los Angeles International Airport, might I suggest to you and your readers that we entice the county Board of Supervisors and Los Angeles City Council to simply extend the Green Line one mile to LAX. This should take about six months in total instead of eight years with additional delays. And this would connect LAX to the Metro rail, which connects not only

to the light rail but to the entire city. Then we could use the savings to connect Long Beach to Santa Clarita through LAX via the 405 freeway over the next eight years. I think that this is a much better idea and far more cost effective, helping everyone everywhere throughout the entire city for the same price. Finally, the Metro rail would then be complete. Chuck Tela

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LAUSD reinstates lost week of school after passage of Proposition 30 (Continued from cover)

tive advertising, we still believe in public education,” Zimmer said. LAUSD Superintendent John Deasy thanked the electorate for pushing the ballot initiative past the finish line. “On behalf of the hundreds of thousands of youth in the Los Angeles Unified School District, I am tremendously grateful to the voters of California for making the difficult decision to support Proposition 30,” Deasy said in a statement after the election. “It is apparent that the voters are aware of the devastating cuts school districts have taken the past five years. They have said enough is enough. “These funds from Proposition 30 will better equip us to provide a quality education to all LAUSD youth over the next several years and begin the road back to fiscal recovery,” he continued. “We look forward in the next several years to begin to restore some of the programs and valued employees, which were previously cut by the devastating fiscal situation in California.” At the school board’s Nov. 13 meeting, Deasy asked the members to restore the week of school instruction that was lost due to LAUSD’s budget deficit. The legislative analyst predicts revenue derived from the passage of Prop. 30 will total approximately $6.8 million annually. The tax will last for 10 years. Opponents of the ballot measure, which included a former press secretary of ex-Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, said before the election that if the tax measure

were approved, California would experience an exodus due to the increase in taxes on wealthier citizens. “If we adopt the highest tax burden in America, we will continue to see Americans vote with their feet, moving out of the state. The higher burden in and of itself doesn’t guarantee the money will be there, in fact many of us have argued that a healthy tax and regulatory climate will actually generate more revenue,” predicted Aaron McLear, one of the leaders of StopProp30, a coalition of businesses owners and taxpayer associations. The early returns showed the ballot measure losing, which worried Zimmer. “I was very nervous,” he admitted. But when Los Angeles County results were announced, the proposition’s chances greatly improved and that is when Zimmer began to think the tide was turning. “Our votes put it over the top,” the school board member said proudly. “That was the game changer.” Del Rey Neighborhood Council President Eric DeSobe, a former elementary school teacher for the Compton Unified School District, was also concerned about the proposition’s future before the Los Angeles votes were tallied. “I was definitely on edge waiting to hear Prop. 30 results and was incredibly relieved to wake up (Nov. 7) to see that it passed,” said DeSobe, who now works for a charter organization. Zimmer thinks the victory at the ballot box will undercut an argument some have touted that has pitted two schools of thought regarding education against each

attending LAUSD schools – working toward the same cause. “I’m extremely encouraged by this development, this unintentional resurrection of this coalition,” he said. DeSobe said he hopes some of the funds from Prop. 30 will be allocated for teachers so the district will not be forced to issue as many Reduction in Force notices as it has in recent years. Reduction In Force, or RIFs, are preliminary letters sent to teachers in March warning them that they could be laid off. “The immediate impact on schools is clear and positive. The K-12 school year survives and California won’t be a nationLAUSD SUPERINTENDENT JOHN wide laughing stock in terms on how DEASY said revenue generated from many days we want our kids to go to Proposition 30 will restore education programs to the district. school,” he noted. “I believe strongly that great teachers make great schools so other. money should go to return ‘RIFed’ teach“This may finally be the moment that ers to where they belong. the false argument of revenue vs. reform “I also believe Prop. 30 is one step to is laid to rest,” the board member assertreturning our education system to the ed. model it once was. These new funds don’t Heather Kahler, a Venice parent whose fill the gigantic hole created by previous son is a first grader at Coeur d’Alene Av- cuts,” DeSobe added. “The anti-tax revolt enue Elementary School in Venice, proud- of the late 1970s did serious structural ly voted for the proposition. damage to our state. Hopefully, as Prop. “I’m honored to have my tax dollars 30 is smartly implemented, other meago to something that matters,” she said. sures will pass that return our system to “If all the presidential campaign contribu- the model it should be.” tions went to education instead of elecKahler feels a vote for Prop. 30 was tions, well we’d all be better off.” also a vote for the future. Zimmer said he saw a semblance of “It will be good to have our young old fashion retail politics at work in the people educated, competent and hopefully drive to pass Prop. 30: a structural move- pay it forward. They will make their ment similar but on a much smaller scale choices on policy and how best to use to the “get-out-the-vote” ground game their income one day,” she said. “Why not that propelled President Barack Obama to lead by example now, so they and we all a second term on election night. benefit in the future? “What we saw was a coalition of sup“Kids are ‘future adults.’ Their minds porters of public education out in force, a and hearts are what we depend on for the community activist coalition,” he said. future.” Zimmer feels much of the success of With the passage of Prop. 30, Zimmer Prop. 30 locally can be attributed to feels confident that the public now sees grassroots political organizing, including how critical it is to fund schools, and he an extensive door-to-door campaign to in- views this as a high water mark for form voters of the importance of generat- LAUSD after years of news about budget ing new revenue for the school district. deficits, overcrowded classrooms and He saw diverse groups who have not been high drop-out rates. coordinating with each other all of the “This is the most hopeful moment for time – parents, union members and resipublic education in a decade,” he condents who have neighbors with children cluded. §

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were factual basis voters. Pollock said her association has “serious concerns” regarding the number of factual basis stakeholders who voted in the Oct. 28 election. “We are writing to the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment and to our Los Angeles City Council members to express our concerns about the Del Rey Neighborhood Council factual basis and to suggest that our concerns apply to all neighborhood councils in the city of Los Angeles,” wrote Pollock, who spoke before the Del Rey board about her concerns Nov. 8. “While including factual basis stakeholders in neighborhood councils adds to both membership and participation in such councils, an influx of stakeholders who have little connection to the neighborhood inserts inappropriate influence into these neighborhood councils and indeed, this was evidenced by what happened to the Eagle Rock Neighborhood Council election. For the most part, factual basis stakeholders simply do not represent the will of the community,” she continued. In Del Rey elections, presentation of a receipt for an item purchased in the community allows anyone to vote. Tim Ryder, president of Cannabis Clubs United With The Community, took issue with Pollock’s letter and her assertion that affirmation voters are not representative of a neighborhood. Ryder, an Eagle Rock resident, claimed all the candidates in the Eagle Rock election lived there and were not factual basis

voters. “(They) should not be slandered as ‘outside influences’ as insinuated by Councilman José Huizar in his (City Council) motion,” he said. According to DONE election records, Ryder lost by 24 votes to José Posada for Eagle Rock’s public safety director in the Oct. 13 election. West Los Angeles Neighborhood Council Chair Jay Handal was the independent election administrator for the Eagle Rock election. He said he witnessed a variety of questionable activities at the election. According to Handal, several voters asked him for a receipt instead of a voting sticker after casting their ballots. When questioned, they told him they needed the receipt in order to redeem it for $40 of marijuana at a dispensary, providing that they voted for a particular slate of candidates. “They redefined the meaning of the word ‘grassroots politics,’” quipped Handal, who witnessed a takeover of his council by factual basis stakeholders several years ago. Ryder accused Huizar, Trutanich and Eagle Rock Neighborhood Council President Michael Larsen of “conspiring to disenfranchise legitimate stakeholders in Eagle Rock, i.e., medical marijuana collective employees, caregivers and members who worked or had a legitimate financial investment in the community.” Del Rey Neighborhood Council President Eric DeSobe said his board will examine the factual basis question at a fu-

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ture date. “Our bylaws, ethics, and election committee will take up the issue of factual basis stakeholder again well before our next election,” he said. “We will take all guidance into account when we meet in the future.” Presently, the bylaws of the Del Rey Neighborhood Council permit all 15 of its board seats to be filled by factual basis stakeholders. Ryder ridiculed the Del Rey election turnout and suggested to Pollock that she should be more concerned with her community’s paltry participation numbers. “The 149 votes that you admirably achieved in your own election versus the almost 1,000 we got in Eagle Rock shows how apathetic and disinterested your Del Rey stakeholders are in their neighborhood council and they really should have to forfeit the luxury of having one at all,” he said. Pollock referred to an email that was sent by Del Rey board member Frank Sanford two days before the election that appeared to encourage people to vote whose only connection to Del Rey was shopping or bicycle riding. “Residents who live and work in Del Rey (are) not the only eligible voters,” his email states. “If you have a factual ‘stake’ in Del Rey such as a child in school, a frequent patron of Del Rey businesses like our farmers market or riding your bike on the Ballona Creek Bike Path, you can declare this stake in writing when you receive your ballot,” wrote Sanford, a real estate

“IT’S TIME TO CHANGE IT” — West Los Angeles Neighborhood Council Chair Jay Handal says the time has come for the City Council to redefine the factual basis voter guidelines.

agent. Redick, a founder and former president of the Del Rey council, took umbrage at Sanford’s characterization of eligible voters. “The enlisting of confederate, illegitimate voters is the ultimate depravation of community,” he asserted. “The city attorney’s (declaration) should extend to riding your bike along the bike path in Del Rey or being listed as the sales agent on a house sold in another community where the agent does not reside.” Handal said now is the time for the City Council to act to redefine the guidelines for factual basis stakeholders. “It has finally got their attention and it has to be changed,” he said. §

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Resolution asking to postpone new action on charter applications fails sary,” the superintendent replied. Vladovic said Prop. 39 had been voted into law by the electorate and any discussion of it was always contentious. “I’m tired of polarizing people,” he said. The public hearing had an emotional tone, with testimony from charter supporters and opponents passionately arguing for their respective causes, and some became tearful as they spoke. Zimmer appeared to be taken aback by the reaction to his resolution by charter supporters in the audience as well as by some of his colleagues. “I’m puzzled by the suggestion that this is a solution without a problem,” he said. “Why is there an objection to us having a plan and a strategy?” Zimmer said the audience’s personal experiences had merit and should be considered. “We’ve heard stories where charters have transformed people’s lives and we’ve heard stories where that has not been the case,” he told the board. “Despite what’s been said, this is not about closing a single charter school or denying anyone their choice.” Choice has been the buzz word for many charter advocates. They note that parents are entitled to make the best choices for their children’s education and the charter movement is driven largely by parental choice. Prior to the board hearing, charter supporters held a rally outside LAUSD headquarters in downtown Los Angeles. Members of the California Charter Association attended and assisted in organizing the rally. Zimmer modified an earlier version of his resolution that was originally slated to be heard Oct. 9. In his initial resolution, the school board member sought to place a moratorium on charter schools as well as increased accountability for them. “We feel like he showed his intent with the first resolution,” said Sierra Jenkins, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles chapter of the state charter association. “We are 100 percent for accountability and providing good schools for all kids, but this resolution does not do this.” Karen Wolfe, whose son and daughter are students at Marina Del Rey Middle School, supported Zimmer’s motion. She also seemed perplexed that charter proponents would not back a data-sharing con-

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By Gary Walker A proposal by Los Angeles Unified School District Board Member Steven Zimmer requesting charter schools to voluntarily delay acting on new applications until a plan is crafted that takes all students into account was defeated 4-2 Nov. 13. The resolution would have required LAUSD Superintendent John Deasy to report back to the board within 60 days with an analysis and strategic plan that would ensure that all families with children in LAUSD schools have their educational choices respected. It would have also created a series of recommendations around how charter and traditional school students share facilities and what the risks are to them. Charter schools are public schools but are not subject to many of the same requirements as their traditional school partners. One example is the number of special needs and English language learners that they are required to admit. They also typically do not have unionized educators. Under Proposition 39, a voter-approved 2000 ballot initiative, charters can petition school districts for rooms at schools where classrooms are not in use or are deemed underutilized. While charter operators have the legal right to these rooms, some local principals and parents blame LAUSD for what they see as a giveaway to outside operators. They also point to the loss of space that are often used as laboratories, computer rooms, intervention rooms, parent centers and in the case of one classroom at Marina Del Rey Middle School in Del Rey, the loss of the room where the student newspaper was created. Colocations occur when charter and traditional school students share facilities. During the 2010-11 school year, District 4, which Zimmer represents, had the most in the entire school district. The most contentious portion of Zimmer’s resolution was his proposal asking to address how the use of facilities balances the needs of both charter students as well as traditional school pupils when schools are involved in colocations. Board Member Richard Vladovic called Zimmer’s motion unnecessary and asked Deasy for his opinion on Zimmer’s resolution. “I think this resolution is not neces-

LAUSD BOARD MEMBER STEVEN ZIMMER saw his resolution to temporarily delay new action on charter applications fail at the Nov. 13 school board meeting.

cept. “It’s confusing to me why they would oppose this,” said Wolfe, a co-chair of the Venice Neighborhood Council’s Education Committee. Jed Wallace, president and CEO of the state charter association, applauded the board’s vote. “We’re proud that the LAUSD board responded favorably to the parents who have shown the need and urgency in ensuring all families have access to highquality school options,” he said after the meeting. Zimmer, who is seeking reelection next year, explained his decision to alter his earlier resolution, which included conversations with attorneys for the district. “I have chosen to make these changes after listening to input and feedback from the community as well as conversations with LAUSD’s legal team. The revised resolution addresses concerns over the previously proposed oversight commission, the mandate for charters to adopt (the Integrated Student Information System) and the perception that the resolution would create a moratorium on new charters,” he said last month. “This resolution is about balancing choice and equity. At this point, with over 100,000 students in charter schools, the Board of Education must consider what regulations are necessary to ensure every family has access to choice, that access to choice is equitable and that one family’s choice does not negatively impact another

family’s access to quality public education.” Zimmer’s motion highlighted the animosity surrounding colocations, particularly at some Westside schools that are in his district. Mar Vista and Grand View Boulevard elementary schools in Mar Vista and Westminster Avenue Elementary School in Venice fought off attempts by charter operators to colocate at their schools two years ago. School representatives said colocations would harm their respective schools’ current educational programs. Additionally, some neighborhood schools have seen a resurgence in attention from local families that are working to attract students from the immediate neighborhood, and parents and administrators say they need the rooms for the new students. Zimmer said that he is not against charters but he also believes there is more to creating better schools than just choice. “I do believe that competition is one lever for change, but it is not the only lever for change,” he stressed. Another component of the resolution sought to have charters and LAUSD share best practices. Zimmer and others believe there are policy disparities between LAUSD and charters regarding discipline, parent engagement, facilities and enrollment. Deasy claimed that this provision was also unnecessary because charters and the district already share data. §

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Louise Reichlin & Dancers, a performing company of Los Angeles Choreographers & Dancers, will present the dance and multimedia suite Baggage, along with other dance performances at the Miles Memorial Playhouse in Santa Monica Friday through Sunday, Nov. 16 through 18. Performances are scheduled at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 16 and 17, and 4 p.m. Nov. 17 and 18 at the playhouse, 1130 Lincoln Blvd., Santa Monica. The program will include the premiere of Tap Dance Widows Club, an innovative flagship work of the dance company, as well as a sneak peak at a new work, Reichlin said. All performances include a dialogue with the audience as the new series develops. Dancers include Zsolt Banki, Jenni Kiilholma, M’saada Nia, Steven Nielsen, Elizabeth Ann Poinsette, Kistina Pressler, Reichlin, Angela Todaro, Tonya Vivian and Sarah White. Reichlin said she was inspired to create the piece after the passing of her husband and partner of 39 years, Alfred Desio, five and a half years ago. “While no two people grieve identically, one commonality of grief is the baggage we carry with us after losing a loved one. This piece focuses on the positive baggage of continuing life after the loss of a loved one while still feeling their presence and influence,” Reichlin said. She noted that one of her goals for the show was to encourage the audience to think about how a lost loved one has enhanced their life and changed their outlooks and perceptions. Baggage is composed of multiple dances. The program features live dance THE LOUISE REICHLIN & DANCERS COMPANY will stage a multimedia dance show including Baggage, the premiere of Tap combined with user and artist-generated Dance Widows Club and other performances at the Miles Memorial Playhouse in Santa Monica. multimedia. Tap Dance Widows Club uses the The tribute will include additional tap Tickets are $20 for general admission, Information, (213) 385-1171, or www. power of dance to tell a story from 1930s by guest artists. or $17 for students and seniors. LAChoreographersAndDancers.org. Hollywood to now.

Annual reading of ‘Moby Dick’ to take place near Venice breakwater The Venice Oceanarium will present its annual marathon reading of Herman Melville’s epic novel of the sea, “Moby Dick,” from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 17 and 18, near the Venice Beach breakwater, at the end of Windward Avenue. The oceanarium, described as a “museum without walls,” has hosted the reading event since 1993. The group holds free weekly ocean life exhibits on the Venice Pier, late-night grunion run parties on Venice Beach, educational nature walks along the seashore, local ocean life displays and lectures at schools, and special events. The “Moby Dick” readings are held this time of the year in recognition of the

California gray whale migration. The gray whale makes one of the longest of all mammalian migrations, averaging 10,000 to 14,000 miles round trip. “The beach is beautiful in November, and the “Moby Dick” reading is a perfect excuse to come out and enjoy it,” said Joe Stanford, Venice Oceanarium board member. Venice Oceanarium members invite community members to bring a blanket, water and sunscreen to the readings. Visitors can stop by for an hour or a couple of chapters, or stay for the whole weekend. Anyone who wants to read will get a chance. Information, www.veniceoceanarium. A MARATHON READING of the epic novel of the sea, “Moby Dick,” will be hosted by the org. Venice Oceanarium Nov. 17-18 near the Venice Beach breakwater.

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The Leslie Sacks Contemporary gallery in Santa Monica will present an exhibition of prints by Jasper Johns, which explores five decades in the pivotal contemporary American artist’s career, beginning Saturday, Nov. 17 through Jan. 5. The exhibit will coincide with a major retrospective of Johns’ work at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Emerging on the New York art scene in the 1950s, Johns, along with Robert Rauschenberg, was considered a driving influence for the movements that followed Abstract Expressionism, including Pop Art, Minimalism and Conceptual Art, a gallery spokesperson said. Johns became known early on in his career for his use of common symbols and motifs, such as numbers, maps and the American flag. “Johns’ interest in presenting familiar and potentially overlooked sights in a new emblematic light has evolved over the years to encompass a repertoire of motifs, including targets, cans of paint brushes, light bulbs and crosshatching marks,” said the gallery’s Emily Fox. Johns is known for his keen knowledge of art history, and since the beginning of his career, he has been particularly influenced by Marcel Duchamp’s “ready-mades,” which turned everyday objects into pieces of art, Fox noted. Johns introduced the crosshatch into his repertoire of symbols during the 1970s, taking the pattern from a quilt in the Edvard Munch self-portrait, Between the Clock and the Bed. In his later works Johns applied new symbols, while continuing to revisit others, Fox said. Leslie Sacks Contemporary is at Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Ave., B6, Santa Monica. Information, (310) 264-0640, or www.lesliesackscontemporary. com.

Live Talks Los Angeles will present An Evening with Penn Jillette, the illusionist, comedian, magician and half of the popular magic and comedy act Penn & Teller, at 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15 at Track 16 Gallery in Santa Monica. A reception will precede the event from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Bergamot Station gallery, 2525 Michigan Ave. C1, Santa Monica. During the event Jillette will discuss his new collection of spiritual rants and hilarious ravings, “Every Day is an Atheist Holiday!” which was released Nov. 13. The talk is part of Live Talks Los Angeles, a series that features speakers from the worlds of art and entertainment. Event organizers say that “Jillette’s new book applies his trademark wit and sharp observations to subjects like the horrors of Christmas carols, celebrating his children’s birthdays, and the finer points of the Fourth of July and Halloween.” He has been nominated for more than 15 Emmy awards, and published a New York Times bestselling book, “God, No!” When he’s not headlining in Las Vegas, he writes books, makes countless TV and film appearances, and produces movies such as “The Aristocats.” Tickets are $20, $40 with Jillette’s book, or $95, which includes the book and pre-event reception. Proceeds from reception tickets will support the upcoming Live Talks Los Angeles emerging voices/authors series of events in 2013. Information, www.livetalksla.org.

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art, McCoon’s unique and original art has been shown at the Palace of The Legion of Honor, the M.H. DeYoung museum in San Francisco, and her work hangs in over 1,000 public and private collections, also local artist Patrick Marston’s art, has painted from his Venice studio for 10 years, employed by The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), his iconic style paintings of goldfish and other creatures and collections, 6 – 10 p.m. Big Blu House, 523 Ocean Front Walk, Venice, Information, Lisa, (310) 869-3498, Lisa@LMSStudio.com.

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JACARANDA — presents “Seduction,” the U.S. premiere of acclaimed French composer Eric Tanguy’s “Trio,” works by Claude DeBussy, and a string octet uniting two accomplished classical music foursomes, the Calder Quartet and Lyris Quartet, Tanguy will attend the premiere of his “Trio,” work includes his 1913 flute solo, “Syrinx,” and 1901 setting “Chanson de Bilitis,” featuring French actress Clara Bellar reciting poems, 8 p.m., First Presbyterian Church of Santa Monica, 1220 Second St., Santa Monica, concert

each year since 1993, the oceanarium has hosted a marathon reading of Herman Melville’s Moby Dick, the reading, in its entirety, will take place over Saturday, Nov. 17 and Sunday, Nov. 18, from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Venice Beach near the breakwater rocks, at the end of Windward Avenue, free and open to the public, bring your family, kids, friends, a blanket, water and sunscreen, stay for an hour, a couple of chapters, or the entire weekend, everybody who wants to read will get a chance, readings held this time of year in recognition of the California gray whale migration, Information, www.veniceoceanarium.org.

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kicks off the holiday season with a tree lighting ceremony and holiday festivities at 6 p.m., 54-foot tree, adorned with more than 42,000 sparkling lights, lights up a special ceremony in Center Plaza, features the arrival of Santa Claus and his sleigh at 6 p.m., a live holiday musical performance, holiday carolers, giant “wrapped” gift boxes and ornaments, the only location in Santa Monica offering photos with Santa, available daily starting Saturday, Nov. 17 through Monday, Dec. 24, from 11 a.m. – 7 p..m., 395 Santa Monica Place,

Santa Monica, www.santamonica- After-Party, 8 p.m., no cover, place.com. kitchen open 11 a.m. – 1 a.m., 2101 Lincoln Blvd., Santa Monica, FREE OUTDOOR CONCERTS (310) 396-9010, www.tripsanta— music by the sea, 1 p.m. – 4 monica.com. p.m., R&B with Higher Ground, two hours free parking with validation, Fisherman’s Village, 13755 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey.

Monday, 11/19

VENICE-ABBOT KINNEY MEMORIAL BRANCH MELODY BAR AND GRILL — 1980s and 1990s dance party with LIBRARY — ongoing Mondays, DJ Creepy and Orion Escobar, 10 p.m,, no cover, late night kitchen, 9132 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Westchester, (310) 670-1944, www.melodylax.com.

Sunday, 11/18

Tuesdays and Thursdays, STARS storytelling and reading, trained volunteers read to children of all ages in the Children’s Reading Room, call or visit the branch for specific times, 501 S. Venice Blvd., Venice, Information, (310) 821-1769.

MILES M E M O R I A L VENICE-ABBOT KINNEY PLAYHOUSE — the Los Angeles MEMORIAL BRANCH Choreographers & Dancers present LIBRARY — ongoing Student/ Tap Dance Widows Club, a flagship work by Louise Reichlin & Dancers, in “Baggage,” a dance and multimedia suite that includes live dance, with the past and present meeting for an eclectic celebration of life, tribute includes additional tap by special guests, $20 general admission, $17 students/seniors, DRC with ID, reservations, (213) 385-1171, online, www.LAChoreographersAndDancers.org.

Homework Zone, Monday and Wednesday, 3 – 5 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday, 3:30 – 5:30 p.m., the library offers a dedicated space, essential supplies, equipment, resources, and trained computer aide to assist students grades 4 to 12, free printing, 501 S. Venice Blvd., Venice, Information, (310) 821-1769.

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UPPER WEST RESTAURANTS Striation Band, 8 p.m., no cover, — holds an opening reception for kitchen open 11 a.m. – 1 a.m., 2101

Anyes Galleani, a Los Angelesbased artist, work includes mixed media art, with a photomontage and collage, the exhibition, titled “Beautifully Broken,” features city scenes inspired by downtown Los Angeles,4 – 7 p.m., 3321 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica, www.theupperwest.com.

Lincoln Blvd., Santa Monica, (310) 396-9010, www.tripsantamonica. com.

Tuesday, 11/20 MAR VISTA BRANCH PUBLIC LIBRARY — MVCC PLUM

meeting, 6:30 p.m., 12006 Venice FREE OUTDOOR CONCERTS Blvd., Mar Vista, (310) 390-3454, — music by the sea, 1 p.m. – www.lapl.org. 4 p.m., country music with Jimi Nelson & The Drifting Cowboys, TRiP — presents Apollo Quad, two hours free parking with valida- iNK, Thieves, Ocean Grown, and tion, Fisherman’s Village, 13755 the release of Allagash’s rare Hugh Malone Ale, 8 p.m., 2101 Lincoln Fiji Way, Marina del Rey. Blvd., Santa Monica

20TH ANNUAL LAPD PACIFIC Pacific Station, 12312 Culver DIVISION APPRECIATION Blvd., Del Rey DINNER — organizers of this KINNEY annual Day Before Thanksgiving VENICE-ABBOT BRANCH Police Appreciation Dinner ask fel- MEMORIAL low community members to make LIBRARY — Toddler Storytime, this the best dinner ever, request food donations brought to Pacific Division between 1:30 – 4 p.m., if possible, but will accept late donations, entrees, side dishes, meats, desserts, salads, special yummy family recipes, traditional and foreign land dishes welcome, plates, utensils, sodas, water, ice, napkins, paper towels, other items, bring all food donations in disposable and/ or recyclable containers, suggest using aluminum full or half-trays available from Smart and Final for hot dishes, steam tables used to keep food warm, containers cannot be returned considering scope of event, contact organizers to let them know what you’re bringing so they can tally items, they can tell you what they still need, Cyndi Hench (Westchester) (310) 7796706, kentwoodnw@aol.com or Chris Williams, (Venice), (310) 391-6110, ckwvenice@gmail.com.

stories, songs, fingerplays for newborn to 3 year-olds, 11:30 a.m., and stories, songs, stretches for newborn to 3 year-olds, 3:30 p.m., and Toddler & Me Exercise, dance, stretch, strengthening for you and your baby, join instructor Lia Montelongo for 30-minute class, 4 p.m., 501 S. Venice Blvd., Venice, Information, (310) 821-1769.

MAR VISTA BRANCH PUBLIC LIBRARY — presents Toddler/

Preschool Storytime, 11 a.m., and Computer: Catalog, 2 p.m., 12006 Venice Blvd., Mar Vista, (310) 390-3454, www.lapl.org.

TRiP — presents TRiP Burlesque, 8 p.m., no cover, kitchen open 11 a.m. – 1 a.m., 2101 Lincoln Blvd., Santa Monica, (310) 396-9010, www.tripsantamonica.com. TRiP Closed on Thanksgiving Day.

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It used to mean something when a renowned chef opened a casual bistro. At one time it was a rebellion against formal ideas, and later a statement about the virtues of simple food by someone who had mastered the fancy stuff. Today it just means that a chef has thoughts about how to create modestly priced dishes with style, and can appreciate a lively, casual atmosphere as much as anybody else. An example: Next Door, the bar/bistro that shares a kitchen with Josie, an adventurous market-driven restaurant in Santa Monica. The menu at Next Door fits the gastropub category with high-style versions of bar snacks, and many items fit that salty, sweet, meaty profile. The starter I had heard most about fits the popular meme of putting bacon in anything, however unlikely. The beer and bacon caramel corn has gotten rave reviews from some critics but left me cold, and I noticed that at the end of the meal it was the only shared plate that wasn’t stripped clean. If you really love bacon, popcorn and caramel this might be your dream dish, but it isn’t mine. We were much happier with deviled eggs with duck cracklings and leek shavings, which were served over julienned pickled beets. There was a hint of horseradish in the eggs, and paired with the vegetable sweet-

ness this created a sophisticated version of a 1950s favorite. We were just as enamored with the starter of shrimp and grits – three medium prawns in a sweet and spicy barbecue sauce with chopped herbs over delicious rough-textured grits. I grew up in California never understanding why people liked grits, which I associated with a kind of grim, bland mush. These tasted like concentrated corn and had the agreeable chew of steelcut Irish oatmeal. For lunch we decided on sandwiches – the pork belly banh mi, a “sloppy roast pork sandwich,” and a hot dog with sauerkraut. As a general thing I don’t like hot dogs – I’ll take a rough-ground bratwurst rather than ballpark dogs that taste more of paprika and salt. Every dog does have its day, and this one was actually quite good – the freshly baked baguette and kraut with a touch of fennel were contributing factors in its favor. If there was ever a dog I’d order again, this was it. The pork belly banh mi showed that Josie knows when not to mess with success. It had the authentic flavor balance of the Vietnamese favorite; just enough rich meat to make an impression, pickled and fresh vegetables that make it an interesting salad in a bun, and just enough hot pepper and sauce to add a taste of the exotic. As for the sloppy roast pork, the surprise was that it wasn’t – sloppy that is. With that name I had expected a river of sauce, but it was a large sandwich with tasty roast pork, garlic mayonnaise, melted provolone cheese, and fried rapini. It was large enough to be a bit unwieldy and very good, but not particularly sloppy

– nobody went home with any sauce on their shirt. If you don’t like sandwiches, there are also salads and the famous wild mushroom quiche that accidentally became the signature amuse-bouche at Josie. (She gave slices away the first week she opened, and when she tried to stop serving it there was a general uprising). There are dishes for many tastes, most moderately priced; you can order a full entrée of salmon with salad and crushed hazelnuts for only $20, or enjoy the sandwiches for under $15. Whatever you pick, you will get a meal that shows what happens when an inventive pro decides to turn her hand to gastrobistro cuisine. Next Door is at 2420 Pico Blvd. in Santa Monica. Open daily except Monday for lunch and dinner. Parking in rear, full bar, children OK. Menu at nextdoorbyjosie.com. (310) 5814201. §

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Restaurants 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) 8297829, www.earthwindandflour. com.

FRESH BROTHERS

Chicago-style pizza, salads, wings, dine-in, 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

beer, wine, free delivery, 4371 Glencoe Ave., Marina del Rey, (310) 823-7333, www.pizzarito. net.

Mediterranean fusion, Persian cuisine, kabobs, lamb, seafood, authentic Persian rice dishes, salad, 7 days, 11 a.m. - 11 p.m., beer, wine, 2805 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice, (310) 823-6000, www. SAPORI Literally, the flavors of fine Italian venetiangrill.net. cuisine, lunch, dinner, 7 days, 11:30 a.m. - 10 p.m., harborside views, free parking 2 hours with validation, 13723 Fiji Way, Fisherman’s Village, Marina del Rey, (310) 821-1740, www.sapori- BAJA CANTINA mdr.com. Authentic tropical Mexican cuisine, Oaxacan salsas, sauces, tequilas, specials during the week, Happy Hour, Mon. - Fri. 4 - 7 p.m., 311 Washington Blvd., Marina del Rey, (310) 821-2252, www.bajacantina. com. GJELINA Fine dining, small plates, charcuterie and cheese, large plates, pizza, BENNY’S TACOS salads, Mon. - Fri. 11:30 - midnight, Fresh Mexican grill and tortilla Sat/Sun. 9 a.m. - midnight, brunch bakery, , authentic tacos, burritos, until 3 p.m., extensive imported/ salads, rotisserie chicken, open domestic beer, wine lists, 1429 Sun. - Thurs. 9:30 a.m. - 9 p.m., Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice, (310) Fri/Sat. 9:30 a.m. - 10 p.m., 427 450-1429, www.gjelina.com. Lincoln Blvd., Venice, (310) 3968749, www.BennysTacos.com.

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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 STOP ‘N CAFÉ Greek cuisine, Deck, Marina del Rey, (310) 821- Traditional breakfast, lunch, dinner 7 days, 9 3035, www.mostoenoteca.com. a.m. - 10 p.m., 1237 Third Street Promenade, Santa Monica, (310) PIZZARITO Authentic New York thin-crust, 395-1932, www.stopncafe.com. Sicilian deep dish, by the slice, calzones, salads, hot pasta dishes, VENETIAN GRILL

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CASA LINDA

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CASA SANCHEZ

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EL ABAJENO

Mexican food since 1969, 4515 Inglewood Blvd., Del Rey, 9310) 390-0755.

HACIENDA DEL REY

Traditional Mexican food, homemade tortillas, full bar, 8347 Lincoln Blvd., Westchester, (310) 670-8588.

HACIENDA PLAYA DEL REY Same great traditional Mexican food as the original restaurant, homemade tortillas, full bar, 8415 Pershing Drive, Playa del Rey, (310) 751-6135.

OSCAR’S CERVETECA VENICE BEACH

Authentic Mexican/Latin cuisine, brunch, lunch, salads, sandwiches, tacos, mariscos, platos grandes, open 7 days, beer and wine, Happy Hour, Mon. - Fri. 3 - 6 p.m., 523 Rose Ave., Venice, (310) 3108937, http://cervetecala.com.

TACOMIENDO

Mexican grill, lean, healthy, fresh ingredients, homemade tortillas, 7 days, 10 a.m. - 10 p.m., 4052 Inglewood Blvd., Culver City, 9310) 915-0426.

WAHOOS FISH TACOS

Eclectic Mexican/Brazilian/Asian menu with a Hawaiian north-shore vibe, 4716 Lincoln Blvd., Marina del Rey, (310) 821-0300, www. wahoos.com.

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TAMARA’S TAMALES

Variety of tamales - meat, chicken, vegan, vegetarian, sweet, seafood, Tues. - Sat. 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. closed Sun. 1 - 5 p.m, closed Mondays, 13352 W. Washington Blvd., Marina Square, Los Angeles 90066, www.tamarastamales.com.

Fresh seafood dishes along with a classic balance of upscale beach fare, open daily for breakfast, lunch, dinner, Happy Hour, 3 - 6 p.m. daily, Sat./Sun. brunch, 7 a.m. - 3 p.m., full bar, 14160 Palawan Way, in the Jamaica Bay Inn, Marina del Rey, (310) 439-3033, www.beachsidemarinadelrey.com.

BIG DEAN’S OCEANFRONT CAFÉ

Food, beer, wine, music, sports TV, wo outdoor patios, 1615 Ocean Front, Santa Monica (at the pier) (310) 393-2666, www. BigDeansoceanfrontcafe.com.

BISTRO 31

Int’l Culinary School, students, chefs prepare contemporary int’l cuisine, lunch Tues. - Thurs. 11:30 a.m.- 2 p.m., reservations, 2900 31st St., Santa Monica, (310) 3146057, www.bistro31.com.

BLUE PLATE OYSTERETTE

Raw oyster bar, ceviche, prawns, small, large plates, kids’ menu, wine, beer, 1355 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, (310) 576-3474, www.blueplatesantamonica.com.

BOA STEAKHOUSE

Diverse menu, appetizers, entrees, salads, sandwiches, wine lovers night every Sunday, 101 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica, (310) 899-4466, www.boasteak.com.

BRENNAN’S PUB Home of turtle racing, live entertainment, appetizers, burgers, sandwiches, salads, wraps, 4089 Lincoln Blvd., Marina del Rey, (310) 821-6622, www.Brennanspub-la.com. BRICK + MORTAR

Gastropub, diverse, eclectic menu, brunch, dinner, over 50 wines, 2435 Main St., Santa Monica, (310) 450-3434, www.brickandmortarla.com.

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“Charm abounds in this 1,433 square-foot Tudor-style home, with two bedrooms and one bath on a 6,552 square-foot lot,” says agent Linda Black. “Cuddle up in front of the unique Batchelder tile fireplace in the living room, which was fully restored to its original grandeur. The amazing high cove ceilings and large windows make this home light and bright. The recently updated kitchen has beautiful granite counters, and the cabinets feature self-closing drawers. Enjoy entertaining in the large, formal dining room that offers amazing, built-in cabinets. Each bedroom has French doors that open out to an oversized, raised deck perfect for enjoying sunny afternoons. Features include beautiful hardwood floors and copper plumbing. The back yard is lush with greenery and is totally private on this very quiet street.”

The property is offered at $849,000. Information, Linda Black, Coldwell Banker Previews, (310) 804-6432.

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The Wayne Pridgen Team has sold more penthouses in the Marina City Club in the last 5 Years than all other agents combined! The Wayne Pridgen Team has sold more units at record prices in the Marina City Club than all other real estate agents combined in the last 5 years. The Wayne Pridgen Team is working hard to maximize property values in the Marina City Club and that hard work is paying off. Source of information: The Los Angeles MLS. First American Title Co. All record sales are based on comparable units in comparable locations.

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Q:

Are there Radon testing recommendations when buying or selling a home? Part 1 or 2

A: The EPA recommends that if you are buying a home or selling your home, have it tested for radon. For a new home, ask if radon-resistant construction features were used and if the home has been tested. Fix the home if the radon level is 4 picoCuries per liter (pCi/L) or higher. Radon levels less than 4 pCi/L still pose a risk, and in many cases, may be reduced. Take steps to prevent device interference when conducting a radon test. The EPA estimates that radon causes thousands of cancer deaths in the U.S. each year. Radon is estimated to cause about 21,000 lung cancer deaths per year. The numbers of deaths from other causes are taken from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s 1999-2001 National Center for Injury Prevention and Control Report and 2002 National Safety Council Reports. Radon is a cancer-causing, radioactive gas. You cannot see, smell or taste radon. But it still may be a problem in your home. When you breathe air containing radon, you increase your risk of getting lung cancer. In fact, the Surgeon General of the United States has warned that radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States today. If you smoke and your home has high radon levels, your risk of lung cancer is especially high. The EPA and Surgeon General recommend testing all homes below the third floor for Radon. If you find that you have high radon levels, there are ways to fix the problem. Even very high levels can be reduced to acceptable levels. If you are selling a home: the EPA recommends that you test your home before putting it on the market and, if necessary, lower your radon levels. Save the test results and all information you have about steps that were taken to fix any problems.

This could be a positive selling point. If you are buying a home: the EPA recommends that you know what the indoor radon level is in any home you are considering buying. Ask the seller for their radon test results. If the home has a radonreduction system, ask the seller for information they have about the system. If the home has not yet been tested, you should have the house tested. If you are having a new home built, there are features that can be incorporated into your home during construction to reduce radon levels. Radon is a radioactive gas that has been found in homes all over the United States. It comes from the natural breakdown of uranium in soil, rock and water, and gets into the air you breathe. Radon typically moves up through the ground to the air above, and into your home through cracks and other holes in the foundation. Your home can trap radon inside. Radon can also enter your home through well water. This week’s question was answered by Debra Berman and Pat Kandel, Coldwell Banker Preview, (310) 577-2320.

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“This desirable home, on a cul-de-sac, has fabulous views,” says agent Carmen Orsi. “The house was designed with a multigenerational family in mind, and the current remodel includes one wing that is wheelchair-accessible. The three-bedroom, twoand-three-quarter bath home has a large family room, a library and three fireplaces. Features include a flexible floor plan, a lovely, new deck with an adjacent water feature, a huge vegetable garden area, a two-car detached garage, and serene views.” The property is offered at $1,000,000, and is also available for lease at $6,000 per month. Information, Carmen Orsi, The Real Estate Consultants, (310) 649-3885.

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marina City Club for Sale New ListiNg! Studio. Turn Key Unit with Bamboo Floors, Built-in Murphy Bed and Remodeled Kitchen. Will go Quickly! Best Deal in the Marina City Club! ......................................$174,900 New ListiNg! 2 Bedroom + 2 Bath, Exceptional Marina Channel, Ocean, and Harbor Views. High Floor. Fantastic Deal! .............................................................................................$575,000 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. This is the Ultimate, Fully-Loaded Bachelor Pad. An Exquisite Unit that is a Must See!. ......................................$449,000 3 Bedroom + 2 Bath, Serene Marina Views. Contemporary Gorgeous Remodel. Hardwood Floors Throughout, Open Kitchen with SS Appliances, Maple Cabinets, Double Oven. Modern Baths, Marble Floor, Jet Tub, Huge Shower. Built-in Designer Closets. ............................................................. $619,000 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 2 Bedroom + 2 Bath, Breathtaking Marina W! and Ocean Views. SCRO............................ IN ESouth Coveted Location, East Tower $479,000 2-Story Penthouse with the Very Best Marina/Ocean Views in Marina City Club. Gorgeous, Top-of-the-Line Remodel, 2 Bedroom + Loft + 2.5 Bath, Hardwood Floors, Custom Cabinets, Wood-Burning Fireplace, Walk-In Pantry, Remote Controlled Lutron Shades .........................................$1,190,000

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New ListiNg! 3 Bedroom + 2 Bath. Located on the Coveted Plaza Level with two patios. Enjoy Stunning Marina Views. Fantastic Condition, Freshly Painted with New Carpet and Hardwood Floors.......................... $4,000/Mo New ListiNg! 1 Bedroom + 1 Bath. Majestic Ocean, Sunset, Mountain D EASE and City Lights Views. High Floor,LGreat Condition. .................. $2,500/Mo

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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* Studio ............... Owner out of Country - Quick Sale .......... $150,000*

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**Sale Price

Marina del Rey Townhome

“This exquisitely remodeled three-bedroom, three-bath townhome is located in the heart of the Marina,” says agent Jesse Weinberg. “The spacious floor plan has a split-level living/dining area, a fireplace, custom distressed hardwood floors, and floor-to-ceiling windows. French doors open to a private, enclosed brick patio. A gourmet kitchen has stainless steel appliances, European cabinetry, Caesarstone counter tops, and a custom pantry. The luxurious master bedroom has a bath with soaking tub, separate shower, Italian tile, and high-end fixtures. Located in a gated community with pools and spas, the townhouse includes a private, attached garage with storage. Walk to shops and restaurants.” The property is available for lease at $4,200 per month/two year minimum term, or for sale at $775,000. Information, Jesse Weinberg & Associates, Keller Williams Realty, (800) 804-9132.

Playa del Rey Condo

“This wonderful, newly remodeled unit is situated in the Briarcliff complex,” says agent Bob Waldron. “The foyer entry opens to the living room and dining room, with new laminate flooring. The remodeled kitchen has granite counters, stainless steel appliances, and a tile floor. The two bedrooms are en-suite, and the two bathrooms are remodeled. A spacious sunroom has a view of the pool. Low HOA. Walk or bike to the beach.” The property is offered at $417,000. Information, Bob Waldron, Coldwell Banker, (310) 337-9225

Marina City Club

“This newer remodeled and redesigned unit has spectacular panoramic city and mountain views,” says agent Wayne Pridgen. “The twobedroom, two-bath luxury condo is next to the Ritz Carlton Hotel at the beach. The redesigned, open kitchen has a center island, newer stainless steel appliances, and gorgeous custom cabinets. Features include hardwood flooring, marble bathrooms, and a large balcony with tile flooring. Amenities include a fully staffed fitness center with a spa, Pilates and aerobics studio, a beauty salon, two private restaurants, six tennis courts, two racquetball courts, three swimming pools, and 24-hour uniformed security. Walk to the beach, restaurants and shops.” The property is offered at $499,999. Information, Wayne Pridgen, Hilton & Hyland, (310) 301-6523.

Brand New Custom Home

“Welcome Winnetka, the Beverly Hills of the San Fernando Valley,” says agent Roya Rashti. “This stunning, two-story custom home, built in 2008, has four bedrooms, three baths, and 2,841 square-foot of pure luxury. The home has an open floor plan, high, vaulted ceilings, crown, molding, a fireplace and wet bar. The kitchen has a breakfast area, granite counters throughout, and custom-made cabinetry. The master suite has a spa tub, guest powder room, and a loft area.” The property is offered at $616,000. Information, Roya Rashti, Keller Williams Realty, (310) 780-4001.


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“Located in a wonderful Westport Heights neighborhood, this traditional home with inviting curb appeal, original details, and quality improvements is an exceptional find. The spacious 1,539 square-feet of living space includes three bedrooms and two baths, a sunlit living room with fireplace, and a formal dining room leading to a cheery eat-in kitchen with a separate laundry room. A private backyard with mature foliage, grassy lawn, covered patio, kids’ playhouse; plus tons of character and charm, and a great Westchester location make this home a terrific opportunity.” The property is offered at $739,000. Information, Stephanie Younger, Teles Properties, (424)203-1828.

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“Studios at the Marina City Club are rare to come by,” says agent Charles Lederman. “This fantastic, turnkey unit is a must see, with bamboo floors, a built-in Murphy bed, and a remodeled kitchen with stateof-the-art appliances. This is the best deal in Marina City Club! A five-star resort lifestyle includes three swimming pools, six tennis courts, three racquetball courts, an executive gym/spa with free classes, gourmet restaurant and bar, and 24-hour guard/gated security.” The property is offered at $174,900. Information, Charles Lederman, Marina City Realty, (310) 821-8980.

Kentwood Home With Studio

“This new listing in Kentwood has great curb appeal with its eco-friendly and drought-resistant landscaping,” says agent Dan Christian. “The two-bedroom, one-bath home has a back unit with a full bath; perfect for a studio or in-laws. The totally remodeled kitchen has granite counters, gorgeous cabinets, and stone floors. Features include a large back yard, new roof and copper plumbing.” The property is offered at $659,000. Information, Dan Christian, Shorewood Realtors, (310) 251- 6918.


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Mid-Century Modern Beach House 6524 Vista Del Mar • Playa del Rey

• Remodeled and refinished 3 bedroom, 4 bath with rooftop deck

8005 Stewart Avenue

Great curb appeal with its eco-friendly and drought-resistant landscaping. The partially renovated 2-bedroom, 1-bath, Westchester home has a back unit with a 3/4 bath, perfect for studio, in-laws, or guest quarters. The totally remodeled kitchen has Caesarstone counters, gorgeous cabinets and stone floors. Features include a large backyard, new roof, and copper plumbing. Terrific location.

Priced to Sell at $659,000

reDonDo BeaCh townhome 1911 Matthews Ave #5

Delightful property in north Redondo Beach. 2 Bedrooms, 2 baths. Large kitchen, vaulted ceilings. Small complex. Low HOA. Perfect for first-time buyers.

Offered at $459,000

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• Expansive ocean, mountain, Marina and Ballona Wetland views • Chef’s kitchen has custom cherry cabinets and is topped with absolute black granite • Vaulted ceilings with walls of windows in the living/dining room allows for an abundance of natural light and ocean breezes • Approx. 2,100 sf on a 2,400 sf lot • Spectacular master bed/bath has custom cabinets, tiled floors and walk-in closet • Enjoy steps to the beach & local cafes

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Mar Vista

Co-founder of Windward School, Shirley Windward, dies at 93

Shirley Windward, the cofounder of Windward School in Mar Vista, passed away Shirley Windward, Oct. 31. She was 93. Windward taught English for over 40 years, published several volumes of poetry, short stories and novels, and sang in a madrigal choir. She founded the school that bears her name with former colleague Carl Parsons in a building on Wilshire Boulevard in Santa Monica in 1971. “We are greatly saddened at the news of Shirley’s passing,” said Tom Gilder, Windward’s head of school

since 1987. “And, yet, while we share this tremendous feeling of loss, we know that Shirley’s vision will forever remain at the heart of what makes Windward School special. “Though she is no longer with us, her greatest legacy – the ideals and principles she upheld and exemplified – lives on with every member of our learning community. Shirley’s enduring spirit and intellectual spark will be a part of Windward School forever.” Windward was born in Washington D.C. on Jan. 10, 1919, as the eldest of three sisters raised by Della Jost and Albert Weimar. She attended the University of Wisconsin, where she not only earned a bachelor’s degree in English but also met the love of her life,

Erwin “Erv” Windward, whom she married in 1942. The Windward family settled in Santa Monica in the late 1940s, and while her husband began teaching in the music department at UCLA, Windward pursued her studies in teaching, receiving a master’s degree in English. For 10 years, Windward taught English at Paul Revere Junior High School, where she met colleague Parsons, who shared her joy for teaching and deep belief in recognizing the importance of each student’s gifts, hopes and dreams. With shared vision, Windward and Parsons sought to establish a new school on the Westside of Los Angeles that would instill the joy of learning in every child. From its in-

ception, Windward School was created to provide a dynamic educational program to students in a caring and nurturing environment. After introducing their ideas to local families and securing space in Santa Monica for the new campus, the educators opened Windward School in the fall of 1971 with an inaugural group of 68 students. Three years later, the school received its first, full six-year accreditation as a college-preparatory institution from the California Association of Independent Schools and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. A widely recognized poet since the 1960s, Windward published numerous volumes of verse, wrote novels, and performed recitations of her work in a variety of public venues.

Marina del Rey resident Patricia Lindqvist dies at 87 Patricia Lindqvist passed away peacefully at her home in Marina del Rey on Oct. 27, surrounded by her beloved family and caregivers. She was 87. Lindqvist was born Nov. 20, 1924 in Boston, Mass. as one of 13 children to Thomas and Mary Tyrrell. Following high school, she lived in both Miami and New York City, where she was eventually hired by the United Nations. When Lindqvist

was assigned to a UN mission in Jerusalem, she met and later married the love of her life, Ingvar Lindqvist, who was also a UN employee from Norra Vi, Sweden. In 1955, the newlyweds moved to Hollywood and began their lifelong profession in the automobile sales/repair industry, ultimately founding Lindqvist Foreign Car Service in Culver City, which evolved into Lindqvist Motors, a successful car dealership featuring

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Saabs and Fiats. Patricia Lindqvist’s integral role in managing the business never interfered with the love and support she bestowed on her son, Erik, and daughter, Kristina, her family said. After selling Lindqvist Motors in 1980, Ingvar and Patricia enjoyed an active retirement travelling the world and spoiling their grandchildren. Patricia loved wildlife and spent many years serving as a docent for

the Los Angeles Zoo and Cabrillo Marine Aquarium. Lindqvist was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, aunt and friend to all. Her sweet nature and genuine interest in others endeared her to virtually everyone she met and she will be greatly missed, her family said. She was preceded in death by her husband in 2008. She is survived by her son Erik and his wife Lisa of Austin, TX;

After her retirement, she remained a frequent presence at Windward School, often visiting campus to attend events, speak to classes and spend time with students. For many years, she composed a new poem for each class of Windward’s graduates, a tradition she continued until the Class of 2012. In the weeks before her passing, Windward participated in the school’s homecoming festivities and greeted students from many different classes. Windward is survived by her husband, Erwin, sons Stephen and Rolfe, and sisters Nan Weimar Keenan and Kay Heckel. Windward School held a celebration and remembrance of its cofounder’s life Nov. 11.

daughter Kristina Koltun of Manhattan Beach; grandchildren Kimberly, Erik and Matthew Koltun, Bradley Baker and Karl Lindqvist; brothers Eugene and William Tyrrell and sister Dorothea Silk. A memorial mass was held Nov. 14 at the Church of St. Mark in Venice. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations in Lindqvist’s memory be made to the Church of St. Mark, 940 Coeur d’Alene Ave., Venice, CA 90291.

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Lovely home West of Sawtelle 1/1 Easy floorplan w/wood flooring throughout In Culver City’s Art District near Helms Bakery

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Todd Miller Caroline Choi Kelley Miller

Keller Williams Realty John Aaroe Group Keller Williams Realty

310-923-5353 323-572-3112 310-923-5353

3/2.5 3-Story TH, upgraded, pool, gym, club house 2/2.5 Upgraded 1,367 sf TH, 2 SxS prkg in pvt garage

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Allen Sarlo

Coldwell Banker

310-306-6565

4 bd Villa with attention to detail 5/4.5 Traditional home on Silver Strand Remodeled Contemporary patio home, open floor plan

$1,825,000 $1,725,000 $875,000

Barbra Stover Peter Bergman Denise Fast

Rodeo Realty Coldwell Banker Re/Max Execs

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$887,500

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Coldwell Banker Rodeo Realty

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310-621-6303

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Marina del Rey

Nautical News

‘Whale Wars’ boat visits Marina del Rey Photo by Pat Reynolds

THE BRIDGET BARDOT, a 115-foot powerboat operated by Sea Shepherd and spotlighted in the documentary TV show “Whale Wars” about the group’s anti-whaling campaign, was recently docked at Fisherman’s Village in Marina del Rey.

By Pat Reynolds Earlier this month I got a call from a professional captain friend of mine letting me know of a very interesting looking boat docked at Fisherman’s Village in Marina del Rey. He said, “you definitely should check this thing out – it’s a pretty amazing boat.” I went down to Fisherman’s Village and indeed, sitting right outside of the El Torito Mexican restaurant was a 115-foot powerboat that looked like something straight out of a “Batman” movie. Long and slender with small wings jutting out, the gray, wave-piercing trimaran looked positively commanding as it sat ready and waiting for its next mission, which all hoped wouldn’t entail what it had just endured – a near sinking in the waters off Antarctica. The Bridget Bardot, like its namesake, is a slender, sexy creation that makes her living in front of the cameras. However, unlike the sultry 1950s starlet, this Bridget’s set is not exotic Saint-Tropez, but more commonly the brutal and uncaring Southern Ocean. This Bardot is a character in a documentary television show that airs on Animal Planet called “Whale Wars” and spends her time negotiating weather systems that are among the worst the world has to offer. She is part of the Sea Shepherd fleet that patrols the remote and very dangerous waters at the

bottom of the planet, specializing in wreaking havoc on commercial whaling vessels from Japan. Some define what Sea Shepherd does as eco-terrorism while others say they are heroes fighting for illegally targeted, defenseless animals. When I arrived and laid eyes on the boat, it looked familiar. In a moment it occurred to me that this ultra-modern design was very similar to another boat that had visited Marina del Rey years ago called Earthrace – a boat that had broken the roundthe-world speed record for powerboats. Apparently the Bridget Bardot (at the time a different name) was the record holder. I remember covering that event and going to a local seminar where Earthrace’s skipper, Peter Bethune, gave a talk about the virtues of bio-diesel as an alternative fuel source. He said

he spent his life savings on the trip and the boat that ran on corn oil because he believed in the cause. He was an engaging, rugged Kiwi with an honest passion and an aura of fearlessness. Bethune made the voyage in Earthrace but it was a struggle – before the conclusion the 78-foot boat collided with a small, unlit Guatemalan fishing vessel in which one man died. Both of these crafts, seemingly sent from the future, share a similar past. After Earthrace broke the speed record, Bethune enlisted the boat into Paul Watson’s Sea Shepherd organization. He had a new cause and readily put himself in harms way for the protection of the ocean’s whale population. The Bardot replaced Bethune’s Earthrace (renamed the Ady Gil) after a Japanese vessel ran the boat over during a skir-

mish. The boat was split in two and sank. A month later Bethune boarded the Japanese ship and attempted to perform a citizen’s arrest on the captain but was instead arrested himself, ultimately spending four months in a Japanese prison. As I boarded the Bardot I thought of Bethune and after looking around I was reminded of what the boat does. The tour guide pointed to containers reserved for butyric acid, which is actually rotten butter, that they use for stink bombs that are hurled into Japanese whaling ships as one of many of the means the group uses to bother their enemies. The pirate flag flew off the transom as a reminder that this boat has a purpose and a cause, and is not a welcome sight for certain vessels. The well-worn decks and living space told the tale of a boat that is constantly operational and filled with crew. Although the Bridget Bardot has been L.A. chique over the

past week sitting quietly in the Los Angeles sunshine, with even a recent visit from former “Baywatch” actress Pamela Anderson, who publically endorsed the Sea Shepherd cause, this is a work boat. Soon it will return to the Antarctic and be part of the menacing fleet that will mercilessly harass whaling ships. Capt. Watson and the Sea Shepherd organization accuse the Japanese government of abusing the allowance of permitted scientific take for commercial purposes and unnecessarily killing whales that should be protected. The controversial captain is currently embroiled in a legal controversy involving the Costa Rican government’s demand to have him face trial for a 10-year-old incident involving what Watson calls the “Shark Fin Mafia.” It’s assumed he will be available for another Southern Ocean anti-whaling campaign, thus another season of “Whale Wars.”

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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. 2012 208876 The following person is doing business as: 1. XpresSpa, 1 World Way, LAX International Airport, Terminal 5, Los Angeles, CA 90045, County of Los Angeles. 2. 3 East 54th Street, 9th Floor, New York, CA 10022. Articles of Incorporation or Organization Number: AI #ON: 201009710001. Registered owner: XpresSpa LAX Airport, LLC, 3 East 54th Street, 9th Floor, New York, NY 10022. New York. This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Registrant Signature/Name: XpresSap LA Century City, LLC, Marisol Binn, President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on October 18, 2012. Argonaut published: November 1, 8, 15, 22, 2012. 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).

L o s A n g e L e s T i m e s s u n d Ay C r o s s w o r d P u z z L e “HEARD DOWN UNDER” By KATHLEEN FAY O’BRIEN AcROss 1 Not as risky 6 Influential collegian, briefly 10 Mus. direction in a dramatic passage 15 Dalmatian, e.g. 19 Where surfers shop 20 Sphere opening 21 Romney foe 22 __ colada 23 Arranged pickling solutions on the shelf? 26 Breakfast fare 27 Name on sweet pieces 28 Deceptive handle 29 Memorable Shakespearean trio 31 Solstice mo. 32 “Ghostbusters” goo 34 Like blue cheese 37 Cosa __ 38 Virginie, e.g. 40 Funhouse admission fee? 43 Syst. with gestures 44 Furrowed 46 Patriotic chant 47 Island S. of 10-Down 49 Program writer 50 Pre-coll. exams 53 Place setting items 55 __ flakes 58 ACLU concerns 60 Like leaves 63 Drug in Shatner novels 64 Roller coaster, e.g. 65 Tough call 68 Firenze’s land 70 Verb in the classic “Mission: Impossible” opening scene 72 One in a military march?

73 “Your shingle work DOwN stinks!” e.g.? 1 Sun. speech 76 Litigator’s org. 2 Disaronno Originale 77 Outfit for an outfit product 79 Official commands 3 King or queen 80 Biceps band 4 Sommer of film 82 13th-century date 5 Like May through 83 President pro __ August, in a way 85 Uppity sort 6 Book flap feature 86 Beach shirt 7 My friend abroad 87 “Fawlty Towers” 8 Long John Silver producer, with “the” feature 88 Old dagger 9 “__ fan tutte”: Mozart 90 Cognac grade, initially opera 92 Reuben need 10 Napoleon I’s birthplace 96 Spanish she-bear 11 Sac fly result 98 Not really, with “only” 12 Suffix with Jacob 101 Quiet 13 Diving duck 103 Goal for a H.S. dropout 14 Sausage skin 105 “Don’t take candy from 15 Short details? strangers,” say? 16 Landing with just a 109 Urgent toothbrush? 110 Beefeater product 17 Infuriates 112 Algerian port 18 Feudal servant 113 Oct. 24, 1947 24 Dutch pottery city declaration 25 St. __: Caribbean 115 __ school island 116 Abby and Martha’s 30 Little piggies poison of choice, in a 31 Invoice column hdg. 1939 play 33 Infuriates 118 Types 35 Pal 120 Asian wraps 36 Goes after 122 Democratic donkey 39 Theater sections designer 41 Conserves 123 Empty church basket? 42 Like “Mary Poppins” 128 Wineglass feature 45 Maestro Toscanini 129 Water from France 48 Magician’s opening 130 City west of Caen 51 Arabic alphabet opener 131 Reverberations in une 52 Funny Fields grotte 54 Topper seen on a 132 Mitty portrayer mogul 133 Data update 56 Hacienda brick mechanisms 57 A beginner in 134 Partings 59 Man cave topic 135 Venezia casino winner 61 Onetime Rolex rival

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Find Opposable digit Prevention measure? Indian chef’s series of adventures? Choir section Put in bold type, say Subtitle of the sequel “Damien” Analogy words Trivial lies Spoke Siamese? __ Park: Edison lab site Nuke-testing dept. Remain undecided “Allow me ...” Deadeye Arctic carrier Rube’s “anti” Opens one’s eyes Crazed Audibly awed Southern Baltic Sea port List of typos and such Worldwide relief org. It’s common in some camps Boot part “Capisce?” Many pin tumbler locks Shelter from a storm, perhaps Airline investigative org. Fried __ Golfer’s concern Chap Stats, e.g. “Cats” poet’s monogram

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legal advertising FICTITIoUS bUSINeSS NAme STATemeNT File No. 2012 208883 The following person is doing business as: 1. XpresSpa, 10250 Santa Monica Blvd., Century City Mall, Space 676, Los Angeles, CA 90067, County of Los Angeles. 2. 3 East 54th Street, 9th Floor, New York, CA 10022. Articles of Incorporation or Organization Number: AI #ON: 201222910312. Registered owner: XpresSpa LA Century City, LLC, 3 East 54th Street, 9th Floor, New York, NY 10022. New York. 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 August 22, 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: XpresSpa LA Century City, LLC, Marisol Binn, President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on October 18, 2012. Argonaut published: November 1, 8, 15, 22, 2012. 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. 2012 210118 The following person is doing business as: 1. Fresh Food Stock, 4051 Glencoe Ave. #14, Marina del Rey, CA 90292, County of Los Angeles. 2. Fresh Food Stock Photography. Articles of Incorporation or Organization Number: AI #ON: 2976278. Registered owner: Merseyside Productions, Inc, 4051 Glencoe Ave. #14, Marina del Rey, CA 90292. California. 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: Merseyside Productions, Inc., Christina Peters, President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on October 22, 2012. Argonaut published: November 1, 8, 15, 22, 2012. 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. 2012 210123 The following person is doing business as: Hollypark Motel, 3928 West Imperial Highway, Inglewood, CA 90303, County of Los Angeles. Articles of Incorporation or Organization Number: AI #ON: Registered owner: Maheshbhai Patel, 4760 S. Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90037. 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: Maheshbhai Patel, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on October 22, 2012. Argonaut published: October 25, November 1, 8, 15, 2012. 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. 2012 210129 The following person is doing business as: Transamerican Services Group, Inc., 21006 Devonshire St., Chatsworth, CA 91311, County of Los Angeles. Articles of Incorporation or Organization Number AI #ON: E0118842011-8. Registered owner: Transamerica Services Group, Inc., 21006 Devonshire St., Chatsworth, CA 91311. Nevada. 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: Karim El Bahr, President, Transamerican Services Group, Inc. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on October 22, 2012. Argonaut published: November 1, 8, 15, 22, 2012. 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. 2012 210135 The following person is doing business as: Los Gatos Floors & Granite, 28015 Smyth Dr., Valencia, CA 91355, County of Los Angeles. Articles of Incorporation or Organization Number AI #ON: E0461442012-7. Registered owner: California Floors & Granite, LLC, 28015 Smyth Dr., Valencia, CA 91355. Nevada. This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Registrant Signature/ Name: B. Lamabert, President, California Floors & Granite, LLC. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on October 22, 2012. Argonaut published: November 1, 8, 15, 22, 2012. 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. 2012 210148 The following person is doing business as: 1. Brentwood Dentistry, 11611 San Vicente Blvd. #L1. Los Angeles, CA 90049, County of Los Angeles. Articles of Incorporation or Organization Number: AI #ON: 2459359. Registered owner: Neda Niam, DDS, A Professional Corporation, 11611 San Vicente Blvd. #L1. Los Angeles, CA 90049. California. 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: Neda Niam, DDS, A Professional Corporation, Neda Naim, DDS, President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on October 22, 2012. Argonaut published: November 1, 8, 15, 22, 2012. 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. 2012 210310 The following person is doing business as: Color Storm, 1608 Holt Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90035, County of Los Angeles. Articles of Incorporation or Organization Number: AI #ON: Registered owner: Jason Goldstein, 1608 Holt Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90035. This business is conducted by an Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Registrant Signature/Name: Jason, Goldstein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on October 22, 2012. Argonaut published: November 1, 8, 15, 22, 2012. 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. 2012 211142 The following person is doing business as: Little Birdie Errand Service, 8163 Redlands St., #66, Playa del Rey, CA 90293, County of Los Angeles. Articles of Incorporation or Organization Number: AI #ON: Registered owner: Shannon Kimball Green, 8163 Redlands St. #66, Playa del Rey, CA 90293. This business is conducted by an Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Registrant Signature/ Name: Shannon Green, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on October 23, 2012. Argonaut published: November 1, 8, 15, 22, 2012. 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. 2012 213157 The following person is doing business as: 1. Efficient Finance Solutions, 6216 E. Pacific Coast Highway, #372, Long Beach, CA 90803, County of Los Angeles. 2. Severus Capital. Articles of Incorporation or Organization Number: AI #ON: Registered owner: Severus, LLC, 6216 E. Pacific Coast Highway, #372, Long Beach, CA 90803. 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 10/1/2012. 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: Robert Kassab, President, Severus, LLC. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on October 25, 2012. Argonaut published: November 1, 8, 15, 22, 2012. 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. 2012 215260 The following person is doing business as: Favoritisms, 8700 Pershing Dr. #5119, Playa del Rey, CA 90293, County of Los Angeles. Articles of Incorporation or Organization Number: AI #ON: Registered owner: Stacey Frederick, 8700 Pershing Dr. #5119, Playa del Rey, CA 90293. This business is conducted by an Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business

under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Registrant Signature/ Name: Favoritisms, Stacey Frederick, Favoritisms, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on October 29, 2012. Argonaut published: November 8, 15, 22, 29, 2012. 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. 2012 215718 The following person is doing business as: Vital Root, 2815 Back B Colorado Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90404, County of Los Angeles. Articles of Incorporation or Organization Number: AI #ON: Registered owner: Vital Root Holding LTD, 2815 Back B Colorado Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90404. This business is conducted by a Corporation. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Registrant Signature/Name: Vital Root Holding LTD, Edward Cannan, CEO. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on October 30, 2012. Argonaut published: November 1, 8, 15, 22, 2012. 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. 2012 222317 The following person is doing business as: Chi-Bro Design, 4121 W. 59th St., Los Angeles, CA 90043, County of Los Angeles. Articles of Incorporation or Organization Number: AI #ON: Registered owner: Gayle Childs, 4121 W. 59th St., Los Angeles, CA 90043. This business is conducted by an Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 02 October, 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: Gayle Childs, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on October 29, 2012. Argonaut published: November 15, 22, 29, December 6, 2012. NOTICE-In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as pro-

vided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). FICTITIoUS bUSINeSS NAme STATemeNT File No. 2012 224138 The following person is doing business as: 1. Radio Television & Film, LLC, 12525 Pacific Ave. #7, Los Angeles, CA 90066, County of Los Angeles. 2. Radio Television & Film, 12525 Pacific Ave. #7, Los Angeles, CA 90066. Articles of Incorporation or Organization Number: AI #ON: Registered owner: Radio Television & Film, LLC, 12525 Pacific Ave. #7, Los Angeles, CA 90066. This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 10/17/07. 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: Radio Television & Film, LLC, Steiner Kierce, President, Mbr. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on November 8, 2012. Argonaut published: November 15, 22, 29, December 6, 2012. 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. 2012204917 The following person is doing business as: 24Seven HomeCare Nursing, 3022 West View Street, Los Angeles, CA 90016, County of Los Angeles. Articles of Incorporation or Organization Number: AI #ON: Registered owner: Elvis Nti, 3022 West View St., Los Angeles, CA 90016. 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: Elvis Nti, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on October 15, 2012. Argonaut published: October 25, November 1, 8, 15, 2012. 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. 2012217128 The following person is doing business as: 1. Boy Girl Stuff, 5836 8th Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90043, County of Los Angeles. 2. It’s All Karma Productions. Articles of Incorporation or Organization Number: AI #ON: Registered owner: Denise Elaine Wilson, 5836 8th Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90043. This business is conducted by an Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 10/30/2012. 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: Denise Elaine Wilson, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on October 31, 2012. Argonaut published: November 8, 15, 22, 29, 2012. 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 Application: November 3, 2012. To whom it may concern: The name of the applicant is: TYP reSTAUrANT GroUP, INC The applicants listed above are applying to the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to sell alcoholic beverages at: 13455 mAXeLLA Ave., STe 210, mArINIA DeL reY, CA 90292-5682. Type of license applied for: 41 - on-Sale beer and Wine - eating Place. Argonaut: November 15, 2012 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING FOR PROPOSED FIVE-YEAR WATER RATE PLAN FOR LOS ANGELES COUNTY WATERWORKS DISTRICT NOS. 29, MALIBU; 36, VAL VERDE; AND 37, ACTON; AND THE MARINA DEL REY WATER SYSTEM The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing on November 27, 2012, at 9:30 a.m., in the Hearing Room of the Board of Supervisors, Room 381B, Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration, 500 West Temple Street (corner of Temple Street and Grand Avenue), Los Angeles, California 90012, in the matter of adopting a proposed Five-Year Water Rate Plan for the Los Angeles County Waterworks District Nos. 29, Malibu; 36, Val Verde; and 37, Acton; and the Marina del Rey Water System. The purpose of rate plan is to (1) close a gap between revenues and operational expenditures, (2) build a 90-day cash reserve, (3) fund annual critical water system infrastructure projects, and (4) offset a portion of asset depreciation. The Board of Supervisors will consider and may approve these actions as recommended by the Director of Public Works. For information on water rates for specific service areas or for any other information regarding this matter, please call (626) 300-3331. Information regarding the water rate plan will be available 10 days prior to the date of the public hearing. Para mas información relacionada con esta noticia, por favor llame (626) 3003384. Nuestra horas de oficina son de 7 a.m. a 5:45 p.m., de lunes a jueves. 11/8, 11/15/12 CNS-2400503# THE ARGONAUT

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TEMPORARY EMPLOYMENT

When asked to name our favorite restaurant, cafe, or shop, we almost always cite a unique local business (look at the results in any “Best of” poll as proof). We embrace the idea of distinctive businesses with local character, but often forget their survival depends on our patronage. It is easy for us to get so consumed by efficiency that we forget how much of our lives we spend eating out, shopping, and doing other business. We owe it to ourselves to consider the quality of our experience, and ask if we benefit when we choose a community-based business.

(310) 823-7798 • 318C Culver Blvd., Playa del Rey Tues – Sat 8 AM to 4 PM • Closed Sun & Mon

LIVE-IN NIGHT CARE. Female pref’d. Drive, speak English. Interview, 8a-4p. 310-827-5408

PHONE SKILLS. Earn 6 figures. Call: 949-872-1390

Maintain Community Character:

For all breeds of dogs & cats

DOG LOVER? Will you watch a dog in your home while the owner’s away? Home full time (not 24/7)? $22/day & up. Become a Sleepover Rover Host! Call us at 866-8675048 or apply on line at www. SleepoverRover.com.

CREDIT REPAIR

Local merchants are your friends and neighbors and when you shop locally, your dollar is more likely to stay in our community. Local, independent businesses assist the community through a “multiplier effect”: one dollar spent at a locally owned business will return five times that amount within the community through city taxes, employees’ wages, and purchase of materials and supplies at other independent businesses.

Seaside GROOMING

11818 Teale St., (at Mesmer) Culver City 90230

$99 Deposit special Water, electricity, restrooms, showers, access to pool, spa and laundry.

Build A Strong Local Economy:

The Fouche Way Dog Behaviorist/Aggression Expert Rehab & Boarding www.brandonfouche.com 8125 W MANCHESTER AVE. PLAYA DEL REY 90293

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Starting at $274/mo.

PART-TIME JOBS ARE YOU RETIRED or SENIOR Citizen? Looking for part time job working from home? Blind charity needs you to schedule pick-ups. Call Manny: 310-753-4909.

Your friends at the The Argoanut suggest you shop at local merchants whenever possible. Here are some reasons why:

GROOMING ONLY

Tues–Sat 10AM–5PM • Closed Sun & Mon $5 Discount Tues – Fri

Bring this ad in to receive a FREE DAY of Daycare! (First full-day visit only)

Boat SlipS 24’ & 26’

FULL-TIME JOBS DRIVERS - ONLY 6 MONTHS EXPERIENCE NEEDED! Pets Welcome. $250 Orientation Pay! Up to 38 CPM. O/Oís, Lease-Purchase Drivers Also Needed. CDL-A. OTR 48-states. 888-476-1514. (CalSCAN)

Shop Local

DogTrainerKing.com • 805-428-8206 (Cell)

Full Service Dog & Cat Grooming $

BOATSLIPS FOR RENT

HOLIDAY MART

Sat, Nov., 17, 8a-1p Crafts, Gifts, Baked Goods, Hot Dogs.

Congregational Church of The Messiah 7300 W. Manchester Ave. 310.670.2242

Thanksgiving brings early Argonaut deadlines The Argonaut will be distributed one day early — Wednesday, November 21st

Argonaut offices will be closed Thursday Nov. 22nd

News items for the issues of November 22nd should be in our office one business day earlier than usual. Advertising deadlines for the NOV. 22nd issue: ROP (news section ads) noon Friday, Nov. 16th CLASSIFIED DISPLAY, 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 19th REAL ESTATE OPEN HOUSE listings, noon Monday, Nov. 19th CLASSIFIED LINE ADS, noon Monday, Nov. 19th


Classes & seminar Learn the Science & Art of energy Healing in 2 days. MCKS Pranic HealingÆ Course $350, Nov 17 & 18, 9:00a to 6:00p. For info: Isa Lacayo: 310-883-8371 or e-mail: isalacayo@yahoo.com Playa vista Chess Club. Grades 5-12 meet Weds 4:15pm. Learn from expert Ben Eubanks, beginners/ advanced welcome. Playa Vista Library, 6400 Playa Vista Dr., (310) 437-6680

Clubs & OrganizatiOns CITY oF HoPe - mdr Chapter Meets 1st Wednesday of each month,7:15 pm Villa Del Mar Apts, 13999 Marquesas Way, MdR. Open to all, admission free. For further info: Mike (310) 916-2035. www. cityof hope.org FeLICIA mAHooD SeNIor CENTER, 11338 Santa Monica Blvd, WLA. (310) 473-3161. Our senior club is active/grt place to socialize, make new friends. Art fundamentals, phys. fitness, pan/mahjongg, chair dancing, acting classes, ESL conversation, lap robe sewing, travel to casinos-day & overnite trips. Call club office for more info. Stop by for free tour, we welcome new members. FrIeNDLY SeNIor Couples Club looking for new members. Meet at Adat Shalom Temple. Call (310) 839-5416 for more information. mAKe-A-WISH Foundation of Greater Los Angeles. Donate today & help brighten children’s lives. Call 1-888-217-WISH (9474) or go to: SeasonOfWishes.org veNICe HISTorICAL SoCIeTY: Rent our vintage 1948 tram for your event or celebration. Street legal, conductor provided. Go to info@ veniceofamerica.org, 310-967-5170.

Clubs & OrganizatiOns Westchester Senior Center, 8740 Lincoln Bl. 310 649-3317. The place to get into shape, socialize & make new friends. Call or drop in for our bulletin. Membership-$5 a year. Call the director if you know someone who would like to be a speaker or entertainer. Ongoing activities: Tai Chi, Yoga, golf, needlework, travel/ trips, bingo, walking, harmonica club, daytime tea dancing, Karaoke Kraze, line dancing, bridge, computer classes & movies. Westchester WomAN’S CLUb Meets 3rd Thursday monthly (except July/August) 11am, Tony P’s, MdR, meeting & lunch, $16. Enjoy literary, home/garden, philanthropy sections. Information/membership, PO Box 45372, Los Angeles, CA 90045

garage & Yard sales CUL CITY: 5339 Kinston Ave - off Jefferson, Sun. 10am-3pm. Furn, jewelry, clothes, antiques & more. CUL CITY: SALe.. Sun, 11/18, 11a-3p. Clothing, classy HATS & SHOES (size 12). New & old jewelry. American Legion Post 46, 5309 Sepulveda Bl. Come early for breakfast, for $5. Breakfast proceeds will benefit veterans.

misCellaneOus DID YoU KNoW that Ten million adults tweeted in the past month, while 164 million read a newspaper in print or online in the past week? ADVERTISE in 240 California newspapers for one low cost. Your 25 word classified ad will reach over 6 million+ Californians. For brochure call Elizabeth (916)288-6019. (CalSCAN) PreGNANT? CoNSIDerING ADoPTIoN? You choose from families nationwide. LIVING EXPENSES PAID. Abby’s One True Gift Adoptions. 866-413-6292, 24/7 (CadNet) Void/Illinois

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SoCIAL SeCUrITY DISAbILITY beNeFITS. WIN or Pay Nothing! Start Your Application In Under 60 Seconds. Contact Disability Group, Inc. Licensed Attorneys & BBB Accredited. Call 1-888-606-4790 (CADnet)

reCoverY INTerNATIoNAL: Self-help meetings for anxiety, panic attacks, depression, anger issues, etc., learn/practice simple tools. Meetings weekly: donation requested but not mandatory. Santa Monica: Sat-Noon, Trinity Church, 1015 California, prking in lot-11th & California. Information: 310-322-641 or Gary: 310-479-7447.

Pets 17 KITTeNS AvAILAbLe! Adoption application & screening. $120.00 donation fee. Sundays 10am-2pm 15239 La Cruz Drive 90272. Call: 310-454-2633 DoG TrAINer/ DoG WALKer Specializing in Aggression & Rehab expert dealing w/rescue dogs. Dog training sessions to fit your schedule. Call: 805-428-8206 or visit: Dogtrainerking.com Dog Walker specializing in dogs 20 pounds plus. Loves large dogs. Recently retired. 310-621-2010 reSCUe me PeT Foundation has kittens for adoption every Saturday & Sunday, noon to 4pm @ Centinela Feed in SM, 1448 Lincoln Blvd. Donation required. For more info call: 310-822-2684

suPPOrt grOuPs FooD ADDICTS IN reCoverY ANONYMOUS. A 12-Step program for those struggling with their relationship with food. Tues, 7pm First Presbyterian Church, Youth Lounge, 1220 2nd St., Santa Monica; Wed. 7am Unitarian Universalist Community Church, The Cottage, 1260 18th St., Santa Monica., Sat. 9am First United Methodist Church, Room 101, 1008 11th St., Santa Monica. Free. Call: 310-396-5494 or 800-600-6028 or visit us at: www. foodaddicts.org. GriefShare Seminar & Support groups meet Tuesdays 6:45 pm at 7299 West Manchester Ave, Westchester 90045. Features experts on grief and recovery. Information: Hope Chapel, Del Rey (310) 337-7510 or e-mail: hopedelrey@gmail.com or visit:www. hopedelrey.org

SUrvIvorS oF INCeST (Survivors of Incest Anonymous) 12-step mtg, SHARE, 6666 Green Valley Circ., Serenity Rm, Culver City, close to Fox Hills (Westfield) Mall, Sun. 4pm. Info: Peggy, 310-751-6108 The Wildflowers movement is a is a peer support & education group that embraces radical wellness & emphasizes self-awareness. We meet to express our dreams & concerns in a friendly group setting that transcends accepted notions of normality in favor of diversity. Saturdays, 1pm, SHARE 6666 Green Valley Circle, Culver City, CA 90230. Visit our site: wewildflowers. wordpress.com or e-mail: ecoeducate@gmail.com

Wanted YeArbooKS “Up to $15 paid for high school yearbooks1900-1988. www.yearbookusa.com or 214-5141040.” (CADnet)

garages FOr rent

OFFiCe sPaCe

share

Culver City, 90230 2,500 SQ. FT.

WINDSor HILLS: Pvt bd/ba in hse. Hillside w/vu. $700, incl utils. 323-294-8527 or 323-321-4444.

12071 Jefferson Blvd., 2nd floor.

rOOms FOr rent

Recept. area, 6 rooms, 2 baths, 7prkg spaces, front/back entrance. A/C & heating

Extended Stays Special Rates Jolly Roger Hotel Marina del Rey

$3,500/mo.

Near Venice Beach

310.827.3873 310.870.5756

ExEcutivE SuitES Playa dEl REy Airport Views 2-office suite $875/Month 5-office suite $1550/Month

Office with Full Services

Free: Local & 800 Calls, Cable TV, Wireless DSL, Continental Breakfast, Micro/Fridge in Rooms, Free Parking

(310) 822-2904 (800) 822-2904 unFurnished aPartments

Pdr: 1 bedroom, $1295/mo. Gated, laundry room, 1 car parking. No pets. 310-306-0771 Pdr: Lrg, bright 1 bdrm. Lrg pvt balcony. 8 blks to bch. All appls, prkg. $1650/mo. 310-745-9864.

(310) 827-1768 share

WeSTCHSTr: 1 CAr Garage for car storage only. Clean & secure space. $150/mo. 310-641-5989

mdr: Pvt rm & ba in Twnhm. All amens, & prkg. Prof’l pref’d. N/s, N/p, N/d. $925/mo. 310-301-9042

OFFiCe sPaCe LA: oFFICe/ reTAIL space near Venice & Sepulveda. $1275/mo. Call Terry: 310-559-9070.

Pdr ADJ: Pvt rm w/locking ent. Bath, skylite, heat/AC, nu sml frigs/ micros. Safe/clean area. Verifiable income. N/P, N/D, N/S. $450 & $600/mo. 310-910-0269.

mAr vISTA: 3 sep. rooms, 2 half baths, courtyrd. Strt prkg. $1500/mo + utils. Agt: 310-836-1176

WeSTCHSTr: Lrg mstr bdrm w/ pvt bth, wlk-in closet, pvt entry off patio. $700/mo. 424-202-0277

2 BD + 2 BA, $1,895/mo 3614 Faris Dr. 4 BD + Loft & 3 BA, $2995/mo 3640 Westwood Blvd. Open HOuse, 7days 10am-5pm Gated garage, Intercom entry, Alarm, FP, Central air/heat, Dishwasher, Stove/Oven

310-391-1076

mAr vISTA: Spac 1+1, upper. Frig, stove, crpts, lndry fac, parking. No pets. $900/mo. Mgr: 3654 Centinela, #10 or 310-390-0543

8055 W. Manchester Ave, Playa del Rey Inquire Suite 310

** Palms **

www.westsideplaces.com

mAr vISTA: $1195. Clean 1bd, hdwd flrs, stv, frig, lndry, prkg. n/p, n/s, good cr. req’d. 310-451-2993

Receptionist Phone Service Notary Public Conference Room $595/Month Floor-to-ceiling windows Subterranean Parking

unFurnished aPartments

Sm: 2+1.5. Frnt unit. Quiet. Stv, frid, wd flrs. Brite. Near beach & fwy. $1750/mo. 310-663-8062 So veNICe WLK ST: Upper 1 bd 1ba. Pref. for single person. Balc. 1/2 blk to bch. Prkg, lndry. No pets. $2000. Harris: 310-704-1166 WeSTCHSTr: Upper pvt 2+1. Wd flrs & nu pnt. Stv, W/d hkups, gar. $1500. N/p. 213-819-3480 WeSTCHSTr: 1bd, 2bd & 3bd. From $1,050 - $1,700. Must see. No pets. 310-306-0771

WeSTCHSTr: LmU close. Lrg 1bd. 1000 sf. Wd flrs, FP, updated kit & ba, offc/den, lrg clst, bck yrd, gar, lndry. $1,595. 310-251-9911

unFurnished COndOs Pdr: 2+2 w/pool view. All new int. SS appls, wd flrs, gtd 2 car prkg. $2295/mo. Pets ok. 310-386-8330 Pdr: 2+2+Loft. Inside W/D, sec. bldg, 2 SxS prkg, pool, gym. $2750/ mo. Agt: 310-714-0895 WeSTCHSTr: 2+2. Quiet rear. 8650 Belford Ave. Stv, frig, 2 car prkg. $1850. Agt: 310-337-0601

unFurnished duPlexes mdr ADJ: Front 2+1. Near bike path. Wd flrs, stv, W/d hkups. $1600/ mo. N/pets. 310-391-0500. WeSTCHSTr: 1+1. Hdwd flrs, all appls, granite kitch, W/d, custom ba. Lrg pvt yrd. N/pets, N/smkg. $1525/ mo. 310-384-5687.

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“Discover Old World charm in this picturesque and artful 2-story, 2-bedroom plus office, 2-bath 1928 Spanish home with Mexican paver tile, wood floors, arched doorways and original details,” says agent Betsy Goldman. Features include an interior with antique fixtures combined with modern conveniences traveling from a past era to the present, a spacious beautifully landscaped yard with built-in barbeque and three seating areas perfect for entertaining. Pick your own herbs from an herb garden and lemons and peaches from the trees. French doors open from the master bedroom to a balcony and from the living room to a patio providing an indoor/outdoor flow and many windows give light and air throughout. May be completely or partially furnished. Plently of closet space and storage including a 21’ x 2 1/2’ garage area. This property is offered for lease at $6,000 a month. Information, agent Betsy Goldman, Abbot Kinney Real Estate, (310)392-1014.

Sea for yourself

Now offering a select number of furnished apartments!

Mariners Bay Apartments proudly introduces our luxurious furnished apartment homes. These apartments feature majestic marina and mountain views with the iconic Hollywood sign in the distance. Luxurious designer interior includes stainless steel appliances, stone counter tops, gourmet kitchenware, fine linens, customized closets and 3 large flat screen tv's with Blu-Ray players for your entertainment. Enjoy stunning sunsets & inspiring ambiance from your private balcony.

In Marina Del Rey!

Office Hours: 10 am-6:30 pm daily

310.823.4644

Don’t settle for anything less than the unbelievably spacious and stylish 1 & 2-bedroom apartments at Villa Del Mar. Some apartments feature den, wetbar and gas fireplace. Tennis, swimming, basketball, clubhouse with billiards and free wi-fi, fitness center, saunas and spa. Boat slips also available.

13999 Marquesas Way, Marina del Rey

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

(310) 822-2001

Tennis Courts Community BBQ’s Ample Parking Spacious Floor Plans Appliances Included Walk-In Closets

www.marinersbay.com

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UnfUrnished hoUses

TownhoUses for sale

mALIbU: Serra Retreat. 4/2 in park like setting on 1/3 acre, F/p, highbeam ceilings, 50ft deck, ocn/mtn views. 1/2 mile to ocean. $5800/mo. Avl 12/1. 1 yr lse. N/s. 310-437-0341 or 310-729-6744

PdR: Gorgeous 3+2.5 in manitoba West. Lots of upgrades. All amens incls 24 hr guard. $550,000. See pix: www.kentwoodsells.com By appt. Agt Teri: 310-821-8120

WESTCHSTR: 3+1.5. Hdwd flrs, bright kitch/dining area. W/D, frig, range/oven. Lrg back patio/deck w/ 2 car attchd garage. On culde-sac. $2850/mo + $4275 sec. dep. Agt: 310-577-5300 x 303.

UnfUrnished Townhomes mdR: 2+2.5. Hdwd flrs throughout, patio, FP, balc, 2 car attchd gar. $2950/mo. Agt: 310-710-7227. W HAWTHORNE: 2bd+2ba TH. Quiet area. Cls to shops, fwy. Stv, lndry, prkg. $1250. 310-663-9898

VacaTion renTals RST, an international advertising company specializing in promoting vacation property resale and rentals. www.rstsite.com 877-299-4778 (CADnet)

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income ProPerTy OWNER WILL FINANCE. Bank or Seller won’t finance? We Help! No qualifying. No credit! Low Down. Call Today! 1-800-563-2734. kanthony@cigrealty.com. (CADnet)

mobile home for sale WHY RENT? 1 bedrooms. New & used. Starting at $50,000. All age park, in Culver City area. In Park Sales: 1-800-494-1494.

bookkeePing & accoUnTing 2012 Quickbooks Pro Advisor: Install, Set-Up & Train. Payroll & Sales Tax Returns. Bank Recs. FullCharge Bookkeeping. Also avail for temp work. 310-553-5667 ACCNTING, TAXES, bILL PAY & Quickbooks by an EA, MBA! Business & personal. 310-301-0488

bUsiness serVices ADvERTISE a display bUSINESS CARD sized ad in 140 California newspapers for one low cost of $1,550. Your display 3.75x2î ad reaches over 3 million+ Californians. Free brochure call Elizabeth (916)288-6019. (Cal-SCAN) many a small thing has been made large by the right kind of advertising ñ Mark Twain. ADVERTISE your BUSINESS CARD sized ad in 140 California newspapers for one low cost. Reach over 3 million+ Californians. Free brochure elizabeth@cnpa.com (916)288-6019. (Cal-SCAN) The business that considers itself immune to advertising, finds itself immune to business. REACH CALIFORNIANS WITH A CLASSIFIED IN ALMOST EVERY COUNTY! Over 270 newspapers! Combo~California Daily and Weekly Networks. Free Brochures. elizabeth@cnpa.com or (916)288-6019. (Cal-SCAN)

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cable serVices DIRECTv Ultimate bUNDLE! TV plus Hi-Speed Internet plus Phone all for $29.99/month. LOCK in savings for 2 years on best packages! Call TODAY for details 1-888-716-9210. (Cal-SCAN)

comPUTer serVices meridian Computer Services. Repair, training, Websites. Jerry: 310-822-3762 mY COmPUTER WORKS. Computer problems? Viruses, spyware, email, printer issues, bad internet connections - FIX IT NOW! Professional, U.S.-based technicians. $25 off service. Call for immediate help. 1-888865-0271 (Cal-SCAN)

crediT rePair GET FREE OF CREDIT CARD DEBT NOW! Cut payments by up to half. Stop creditors from calling. 888-416-2691. (Cal-SCAN)

handyman 25 Years Experience in Residential Repairs & Upgrades. FREE Estimates. Bill: 310-592-1559. ALL HANDYmAN JObS. From start to finish. Everything from A to Z. Reliable, quality work, great rates. Refs upon request. Mon-Fri: 323868-6397, Weekends: 323-8686391 or 323-229-3505 You need it done, I can do it. 26 years of home improvement & repair experience. LICENSED, BONDED & INSURED. Call Robert: 310-930-0918

Attention SLEEP APNEA SUFFERER S with Medicare. Get FREE CPAP Replacement Supplies at No Cost, plus FREE home delivery! Best of all, prevent red skin sores and bacterial infection! Call 888-699-7660. (Cal-SCAN) best prices, huge discounts, Viagra 40 pills $99.00. Get Viagra for less than $3 per pill. Call NOW 1- 888-715-9968 (CADnet) bLISSFUL RELAXATION! Experience Tranquility & Freedom from Stress through Nurturing & Caring touch in a total healing environment. Lynda, LMT: 310-749-0621 Canada Drug Center is your choice for safe and affordable medications. Our licensed Canadian mail order pharmacy will provide you with savings of up to 90 percent on all your medication needs. Call Today 866-723-7089 for $10.00 off your first prescription and free shipping. (Cal-SCAN) CANADA DRUG CENTER. Safe and affordable medications. Save up to 90% on your medication needs. Call 1-888-734-1530 ($25.00 off your first prescription and free shipping.) (CADnet) Do you know Levels? Call ask about our FREE Trial of Testosterone SCAN)

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inTerneT serVices Highspeed Internet EvERYWHERE By Satellite! Speeds up to 12mbps! (200x faster than dial-up.) Starting at $49.95/mo. CALL NOW & GO FAST! 1-888-718-6268. (CalSCAN) SAvE on Cable Tv -Internet-Digital Phone. Packages start at $89.99/ mo (for 12 months.) Options from ALL major service providers. Call Acceller today to learn more! CALL 1-888-897-7650. (Cal-SCAN)

PhoTograPhy Phonagraphy Workshops $100 Learn smartphone artistry. Sat or Sundays. Venice. 805-403-2993 dhstudio@mac.com

schools & insTrUcTion

TV, Vcr, sTereo rePair

AIRLINE CAREERS begin here Become an Aviation Maintenance Tech. FAA approved training. Financial aid if qualified - Housing available. Job placement assistance. Call AIM (866)453-6204. (CADnet)

Direct To Home Satellite TV $19.99/mo. Free Installation FREE HD/DVR Upgrade Credit/Debit Card Req. Call 1-800-795-3579. (CADnet)

AIRLINE CAREERS begin here Become an Aviation Maintenance Tech. FAA approved training. Financial aid if qualified - Housing available. Job placement assistance. Call AIM (866)453-6204. (CADnet)

schools & insTrUcTion ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE from Home. *Medical, *Business, *Criminal Justice, *Hospitality. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial Aid if qualified. Call 800-494-3586 www. CenturaOnline.com. (CADnet) ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE 100%. *Medical, *Business, *Criminal Justice, *Hospitality, *Web. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial Aid if qualified. SCHEV authorized. Call 888-210-5162 www.CenturaOnline. com (Cal-SCAN)

hoUsehold fUrnishings FURNITURE & PATIO for WAAY LE$$! Can deliver. 310-821-0729

medical aids DIAbETIC TEST STRIPS Wanted We Pay More! All Major Brands Bought Dtsbuyer.com 1-866-4463009 (CADnet)

for sale CA$H PAID - up to $26/box for unexpired, sealed DIABETIC TEST STRIPS. Hablamos Espanol. 1-800371-1136. (CADnet) STEEL bUILDINGS: 5 only 2(16x22), 30x48, 40x52, 60x82. Sell For Balance Owed! Free Delivery! 1-800-462-7930x229 (CADnet) Wants to purchase minerals and other oil and gas interests. Send details to P.O. Box 13557 Denver, Co. 80201. (CADnet)

mUsical insTrUmenTs

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$$OLD GUITARS WANTED$$ Gibson, Fender, Martin, Gretsch. 1920’s to 1980’s. Top Dollar paid. Toll Free: 1-866-433-8277 (Cadnet)

mEDICAL bILLING TRAINEES NEEDED! Train to become a Medical Office Assistant! NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED! Online training gets you Job ready ASAP! HS Diploma/GED & PC/Internet needed! 1-888-4077063.(Cal-SCAN)

Reader Advisory: the National Trade Associations (CADnet & CAL scan) we belong to place certain classified ads. Determining the value of their service or product is advised by this publication. In order to avoid misunderstandings, some advertisers do not offer employment but rather supply the readers with manuals, directories and other materials designed to help their clients establish mail order selling and other businesses at home. Under NO circumstance should you send any money in advance or give the client your checking, license ID, or credit card numbers. Also beware of ads that claim to guarantee loans regardless of credit and note that if a credit repair company does business only over the phone it is illegal to request any money before delivering its service. All funds are based in US dollars. 800 numbers may or may not reach Canada. The Better Business Bureau states “Be wary of out of area companies. Check with the local Better Business Bureau before you send any money for fees or services. Read and understand any contracts before you sign. Shop around for rates.”

singles serVices meet singles right now! No paid operators, just real people like you. Browse greetings, exchange messages and connect live. Try it free. Call now 1-888-909-9905. (CADnet)

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Mid-Century Modern Beach House

Boaters Lounge Come explore our boater exclusive, amenity! This great room style environment features a 53” HDTV w/ Blu-Ray & cable, computer work stations & printer/scanner, WiFi as well as a lend/lease library consisting of books, movies, maps & games. Current tenant? Refer a friend and get $300**

For a limited time, get two months free on all slips!* We offer slip sizes from 28’ to 50’ slips as well as end ties. Other Amenities Included Laundry facilities Dock head & shower facilities Parking included Walking distance to Venice Beach

www.marinersbay.com (310) 822-2001 14000 Palawan Way Ste B Marina del Rey, CA 90292

“This remodeled, refinished three-bedroom, four-bath home has a rooftop deck offering expansive ocean, mountain, Marina and Ballona Wetland views,” says agent John Balk. “The chef’s kitchen has custom cherry cabinets, and is topped with black granite. Features vaulted ceilings, walls of windows in the living/dining room, a spectacular master bedroom and bath, this home is steps to the beach and local cafes.” The property is offered at $1,475,000. Information, John Balk, One Pacific Real Estate, (310) 213-4540.

*2 mos. free offer upon approved credit, income & rental history. **Referred party must qualify for and move-in to a slip to qualify for referral fee.

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Santa Monica Condo

“Location, location, location. This condo is located in the sought-after WilshireMontana area near shops, restaurants, galleries, and the beach,” says agent Brian Maser. “This onebedroom, one-bath unit has controlled access, a community swimming pool, an exercise room, and a community laundry room. Bring your creative ideas and designs for this fixer-upper. This is a short sale and subject to bank approval. Low HOAs.” The property is offered at $349,000. Information, Brian Maser, Abbot Kinney Real Estate, (310) 795-8010.


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Santa Monica police receive funding for DUI checkpoints The Santa Monica Police Department has been awarded a $43,200 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety for an anti-driving under the influence program that involves conducting random checkpoints in the city. Capt. Carolin Larson noted that the grant funding will allow the police department to apprehend people found driving while impaired and to provide education to the community through DUI checkpoints. The grant will assist in efforts to reduce the number of persons killed or injured in alcohol and other drug related collisions in the community, police said. Activities supported by the funding will include targeting offenders who drive impaired as well as educating the public on the dangers of impaired driving. When possible, specially trained officers will be available to evaluate those suspected of drugimpaired driving, police said. Crashes involving alcohol reportedly drop by an average of 20 per-

cent when well-publicized checkpoints are conducted often, and checkpoints have proven to be the most effective of any of the DUI enforcement strategies, police said. “DUI checkpoints have been an essential part of the phenomenal reduction in DUI deaths that we witnessed from 2006 to 2010 in California,” said Christopher J. Murphy, director of the Office of Traffic Safety. “But since the tragedy of DUI accounts for nearly one third of traffic fatalities, Santa Monica needs the high visibility enforcement and public awareness that this grant will provide.” Funding for the grant is from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Information, Sgt. Phillbo Rubish of the Santa Monica Police Department’s Traffic Enforcement Unit at (310) 458-8950.

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Smoking ban in new multi-unit residences to take effect Starting after Thanksgiving, smoking will be prohibited in all new multi-unit residential properties in Santa Monica. Under the expanded smoking ban approved by the City Council, all newly constructed multiunit apartment buildings and condominiums as well as existing units that become vacant will be declared non-smoking. The law additionally requires residents living in apartment and condo complexes to designate their home as either smoking or non-smoking. Those who fail to designate would automatically have their unit deemed non-smoking. Before Jan. 21, all landlords and condo homeowners associations are required to begin a survey of current occupants, who must designate their units as either “smoking” or “non-smoking.” The records of all units’ smoking status will

be kept by landlords, who will disclose that information to current and prospective tenants. Anyone with a medical marijuana card who wishes to continue smoking inside their unit will also have to declare smoking status. Existing Santa Monica law already bans smoking in residential outdoor and indoor common areas, including balconies and patios and any area within 25 feet of any door, window or vent. City officials expect that most complaints will be handled through communication between tenants. Continued violators may be taken to small claims court and could be liable to pay damages starting at $100. Tenants cannot be evicted for violating the law, but they can face possible eviction if the lease prohibits smoking, officials said.

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‘Smuggling type’ boat found in waters south of Marina del Rey A small fishing boat, similar to the types of vessels linked to smuggling incidents, was recovered off the coast of Dockweiler Beach in Playa del Rey early Nov. 8, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s officials said. Sheriff’s Department Marina del Rey Station deputies and Los Angeles County Baywatch lifeguards were called at about 6:55 a.m. regarding a “panga” type vessel that was seen floating in the surf line just south of Marina del Rey harbor, Sheriff’s officials said. The boat was discovered vacant but deputies found a trail of footprints leading from the waterline to a beach exit point nearby, a Sheriff’s

Department spokesperson said. A search of the area and boat was conducted, but no property was discovered. Authorities recovered the “panga” from the water and the vessel was seized as evidence. The case is being investigated as a maritime smuggling incident by L.A. B.E.S.T., the United States Coast Guard and United States Customs and Boarder Protection, the Sheriff’s spokesperson said. Another small fishing boat that was investigated in connection with a smuggling incident was discovered in the area earlier this year.


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Alleged vacation rental operators charged with bilking consumers Three Los Angeles residents have been charged for allegedly defrauding customers through a vacation rental scam in Santa Monica during the past year. The Santa Monica City Attorney’s Office filed an 18-count criminal complaint Nov. 8 against Eran Shabtay, Ann Dora Shabtay and Stacy Gale Shabtay, who is also known as Gale Byers and Stacy Gale Byers, Deputy City Attorney Adam Radinsky said. The three Los Angeles residents are charged in the complaint with grand theft

by false pretenses, unauthorized charging of credit cards, false advertising and operating without a business license, Radinsky said. The defendants are alleged to have owned and operated a vacation rental property near Second Street and Ocean Park in Santa Monica, which they advertised on the websites vrbo.com and homeaway.com. Consumers alleged that their credit cards were charged multiple times for the same stay, and in higher amounts than

agreed for the rentals. Customers additionally alleged that the property did not have the same size, amenities, or quality that was advertised online, and that they were sometimes double-booked with other customers on the same day, Radinsky said. According to the complaint, the defendants allegedly operated under a number of different business names, including MMM Properties, Stone Edge Properties and West Coast Realty Group. The Shabtays are scheduled to be ar-

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City joins Waxman’s appeal of post office closure The city of Santa Monica has joined an appeal by Rep. Henry Waxman of the U.S. Postal Service’s decision to close the city’s Works Project Administration-era post office. Following the Postal Service’s final approval of the closure of the Santa Monica Post Office at 1248 Fifth St., Waxman, who was recently reelected in the 33rd Congressional District, issued an appeal of the decision, which includes transferring retail operations to a carrier annex facility at 1653 Seventh St. The city submitted a request to the Postal Regulatory Commission Nov. 6 to participate in Waxman’s appeal, claiming that the decision must be reversed because the Postal Service failed to proceed in the manner required by federal law. “Since the Fifth Street post office is located in the city and its closure and consolidation has significant adverse impacts on the city’s residents and business community, and the city itself is a customer served by the Fifth Street post office, the city is authorized to intervene and participate in this proceeding,” city attorneys wrote.

Postal Service officials have said the move from the post office building, which was built in 1937, is classified as a relocation because retail services will continue to be provided at the annex property, which is located less than a mile away. But city attorneys believe that the decision clearly results in a closure or consolidation, and the federal agency did not follow the procedures for closing or consolidating a facility according to the postal regulatory code. “Had the USPS’s action been a mere ‘relocation,’ different procedural requirements would have been triggered,” city attorneys wrote. City officials additionally noted that the current post office is located in the heart of downtown Santa Monica in a highly accessible location, but the annex site is in a more remote area with inconvenient access. Customers are able to easily walk to the Fifth Street location, which is also well-served by bus lines, but people with mobility limitations would have difficulty getting to the Seventh Street building, according to the city’s appeal.

Santa Monica police get $100,000 grant for traffic safety enforcement The Santa Monica Police Department has been awarded a $100,000 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety for a yearlong program aimed at preventing deaths and injuries on roadways through special enforcement and public awareness efforts. The grant will aid in the department’s ongoing effort to improve traffic safety and quality of life through both enforcement and education, police said. Lt. Jay Trisler said the grant funding will enable the police department to provide additional officers in the field to specifically focus on traffic related concerns and promote a safer traveling experience. Among other activities the funding will support are driving under the influence saturation patrols, motorcycle safety enforcement, distracted driving enforcement, and speed, red light and stop sign enforcement, Trisler said. Police note the grant will also help with specialized DUI training such as the Standardized Field Sobriety

Testing and Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement. DUI-related incidents remain the largest category of traffic deaths, at nearly 30 percent, police said. Recent trends show increases in two new categories – distracted driving and drug-impaired driving, according to police. “Despite the recent increases, California’s roadways are still very much safer than they were before 2006,” said Office of Traffic Safety Director Christopher J. Murphy. “The Santa Monica Police Department will be keeping the pressure on through enforcement and public awareness so that we can continue saving lives and reach the vision we all share – toward zero deaths, every one counts.” Funding for the grant is from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Information, Sgt. Phillbo Rubish of the Traffic Enforcement Unit at (310) 458-8950.

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ing. The classes are hands-on activities where kids get to work in groups and learn math and science concepts through sailing-related activities. “We are the only ones on the West Coast to be running this program; it’s a brand new program,” said Downing. “Hopefully it can be a part of the regular school day requirements.” Schulz added, “They’re learning those concepts and those concepts are being reinforced. We have gotten 3,000 kids involved with sailing so far. “It’s not a handout, they have to work for it. We have different incentive programs for children,” he continued. “Our focus is to serve the kids.” Life Sail has prizes for the kids that go to the Most Outstanding Sailor, Most Improved Sailor, and there is also a Character Trophy. “Confidence meets in all areas of their lives,” said Schulz. Through the Camino Nuevo Charter Academy, Burlington Middle School in MacArthur Park will be one of the schools that LifeSail will be working with. “We are teaching physics by building the boat and sailing,” Schulz said. “They take this new experience and can apply it much quicker.” LifeSail also works to incor-

porate the arts into sailing. On Nov. 16, students from the Mar Vista Family Center in Del Rey who are part of a Venice Arts photography class will be taking photos. “They are going to be sailing and taking photos,” said Downing. “They will be in their 10th week of the photography class, so they will have all the basic skills of how to use a digital camera.” Schulz, who has been sailing for over 50 years, touched on the benefits of sailing, saying it is “really the only sport that I know that teaches every aspect of life.” “It teaches housekeeping, ownership, and leadership. In terms of sailing, there’s a discipline – you have to rely on each other, you have to really focus, not on yourself, but the people around you, and camaraderie is a part of it. “Without camaraderie, you cannot be a leader. It teaches (the youth) critical thinking and character. Sailing is an activity that you really educate yourself in safety and security. “We teach things that go to the head, and then when the class is over it moves to the heart,” said Schulz. Information on the LifeSail program, Carina Downing at info@LifeSail.com.

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Donations of toys are now being collected for the Venice Neighborhood Council’s Great Venice Toy Drive. The neighborhood council will accept new unwrapped, “non-violent” toys at various locations in Venice through Dec. 6. Drop-off sites include the following: Abbot’s Habit, 1401 Abbot Kinney Blvd.; the VNC booth at the Venice Farmers Market (Fridays from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m.), intersection of Venice Boulevard and Venice Way; and the Venice Neighborhood Council meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27 at Westminster Elementary School, 1010 Abbot Kinney Blvd. On Saturday, Dec. 8, council representatives will give the toys away to local youth during a holiday festival from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Oakwood Recreation Center, 767 California Ave., Venice.

At the festival, children up to 16 years of age accompanied by a parent or guardian will be able to select a toy. (First come, first served.) Santa Claus will also be available for photos, with one free photo per child being offered for the first two hours of the event. Other activities include arts and crafts, food, a moon bounce and a snow machine. This is the second year that the VNC has sponsored the Great Venice Toy Drive with the city of Los Angeles. “Last year the Great Venice Toy Drive ensured that over 250 Venice children had a toy for the holiday season. This year, with help from sponsors such as Ron’s Thursday Night Soccer Club, we hope to not only provide each child with a toy, but also an incredibly special day,” said Mariana Aguilar, one of the toy drive’s team members.

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Lincoln Middle School students to chat live with astronauts at space station Students at Lincoln Middle School in Santa Monica will be able to hear from astronauts about their experiences on the International Space Station during a live teleconference Thursday, Nov. 15. The school was selected because some of its students, who were in eighth grade at Lincoln Middle last year and are now at Santa Monica High School, had their science experiment involving silly putty chosen to be recreated on the space station. Santa Monica is one of a number of communities nationwide that will take part in the teleconference, which will take place from 8:30 to 11 a.m. and is part of the Student Spaceflight Experiment Program (SSEP). The national Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education initiative enables students like those in Santa Monica to design and propose real microgravity experiments to fly in low Earth orbit. SSEP is hosting the live video conference from the National Air and Space Museum’s Moving Beyond Earth gallery, where it will connect up to 25

venues across the U.S. and Canada. As a community venue, Lincoln Middle will receive a live video and audio feed from the gallery, where invited guests will be presenting, including Astronaut Leland Melvin, and other experts and dignitaries on education, human space flight and space science. For 20 minutes, the Smithsonian will patch NASA’s live video and audio from the International Space Station into the gallery and to all community venues. The viewers will be able to see and hear astronauts Kevin Ford and Sunita Williams live. The Lincoln students will have the opportunity to ask the astronauts one question during the chat. Their live audio and video feed will then be patched to the gallery and to all other community venues. The program, in addition to being a video conference, will also be webcast by the National Air and Space Museum and NASA TV, allowing audiences across the nation and internationally to view the entire event. Information, www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/index.html.

November 23rd from 9am-12pm & When: Friday Saturday November 24th from 9am-12pm

Where: Rolling Hills Prep Gym CosT: $25 a day, $40 for 2 days

Come to either or both days!

Registration form w/ parent signature required. Form available at www.BeachCitiesVBC.com Rolling Hills Prep Gym: 1780A Oak Street, Torrance. 405 to Crenshaw, south on Crenshaw to Carson, left on Carson, 70 feet to Oak Street. Turn right onto Oak, gym is on the left.

WWW.beaChCiTiesvbC.CoM info@beachcitiesvbc.com 310.546.9150

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downtown Santa monica holiday EvEntS, 2012-2013 ICE at Santa MonICa nov. 2, 2012–Jan. 21, 2013 Corner of 5th St. & arizona ave.

BrEaKFaSt WIth Santa dec. 8, 2012 | 9:30am–11am Santa Monica place, Food Court

ICE Grand opEnInG & WIntErlIt FEStIval nov. 8, 2012 | 6pm–10pm Corner of 5th St. & arizona ave.

ChanuKah MEnorah lIGhtInG dec. 8, 11, & 12, 2012 | Sundown third Street promenade

CoMMunIty trEE lIGhtInG nov. 17, 2012 | 6pm Santa Monica place, Center plaza photoS WIth Santa nov. 17–dec. 24, 2012 | 11am–8pm Santa Monica place, Center plaza Santa’S lIttlE SavErS nov. 23, 2012 downtown Santa Monica, third Street promenade, Santa Monica place holIday KIdS CraFtS nov. 23, 2012 | noon-3pm third Street promenade “paWS & ClauS”–pEt photoS WIth Santa nov. 27 and dec. 4 &11, 2012 | 6pm–8pm Santa Monica place, Center plaza

ChanuKah CElEBratIon dec. 9, 2012 | 10am–noon Santa Monica place, the Market, level 3 CooKIE MaKInG & Story tIME WIth MrS. ClauS dec. 15, 2012 | 11am–1pm Santa Monica place, Center plaza holIday KIdS CraFtS dec. 22, 2012 | noon–3pm third Street promenade pal BESt GIFt EvEr GIFt drIvE nov. 12–dec. 14, 2012 Donate a new unwrapped gift! pal Gift drop locations: Santa Monica PAL 1401 olympic Blvd. ICE at Santa Monica Corner of 5th St. & arizona ave.

For more holiday event information please visit:

Winterlit.com | SantaMonicaPlace.com

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