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The Irvine Co. said to be one of the top bidders for Phase Two acreage

By Gary Walker The remaining residential acreage in Playa Vista’s second stage of development is slated to be sold by the end of the year, multiple sources within the real estate community confirmed recently to The Argonaut. The pending transaction has been discussed previously in real estate circles for months and a noted prospective buyer could be in line to purchase the property, according to one of the sources. “There has been a process in place since earlier this year to solicit bids for acquisition of the residential com-

ponent (of the Village),” the source said. The Village is a 111-acre development that will contain 2,600 residential units, 175,000 square feet of office space, and 150,000 square feet of retail space. It is the second stage of the planned community’s mission to create a live, work and play atmosphere for the more than 6,000 current residents of Playa Vista. “I don’t think (news of the sale) will come as a great surprise to many outside the real estate community,” another source said. The Irvine Co., one of California’s largest real estate

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PLAYA Capital TO SELL VILLAGE RESIDENTIAL PARCEL

companies and master planners, is rumored to be one of the potential buyers. The Newport Beach-based real estate investor owns the 1221 Ocean Ave. property in Santa Monica, a condominium high rise in that coastal city where rents begin at nearly $6,000 a month. The company, which is led by billionaire real estate mogul Donald Bren of Newport Beach, owns 480 office buildings, and 40 retail centers, as well as hotels, marinas, and golf courses, according to its company profile. It also owns one of the largest planned communities (Continued on page 10)

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Letters

A lesson on ‘native’ plants

people selling plants or the idea of planting different plants often say “yes,” using the A volunteer at our California Native Plant Society annual native plant sale at the rationale that every plant is “native” somewhere on Earth. The question must be qualend of October gave me the Oct. 25 issue ified to “California native plants” or of The Argonaut and asked the question: “Are the trees mentioned in the article ‘Na- “Southern California native plants” if one expects a more truthful answer. tive trees, plants will be part of Admiralty A second word of caution: don’t spread Way improvement project’ really California rumors without checking facts. native trees and plants?” The truth about the trees mentioned in I finally had a chance to read this front the article: page article. Bronze Loquat (Eriobotrya deflexa) is First, a word of caution about asking anyone selling plants or the idea of planting native to East Asia. if the plants to be used are “native.” The Marina Strawberry Tree (Arbutus unedo)

is native to Europe and North Africa. The truth about the other plants mentioned in the article as plants to be used in medians: Coral aloe (Aloe striata) is native to south and east Africa. Gypsum century plant (Agave gypsophila) is native to Mexico. Purple hearts (Setcreasea pallida) is native to northeastern Mexico. Wild rye “Canyon Prince” is a cultivar of a California native grass. That’s one California native species, not a tree, out of the six mentioned in the article.

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City Council signs off on mixed-use development on trailer park land By Vince Echavaria Residents of the Village Trailer Park in Santa Monica have been given a sense of closure after years of uncertainty regarding the future of their development. Most of the remaining residents will move away from their homes at one of the city’s last two trailer parks after the City Council voted Nov. 14 to certify the final environmental impact report and approve the development agreement for a mixed-use project at the site. Under the project, 99 of the 109 trailer spaces will be closed at Village Trailer Park, 2930 Colorado Ave., for the construction of 377 residential units, including 161 apartments and 216 condominiums, and up to 24,940 square feet of ground floor retail. The redevelopment of the 3.85-acre mobile home property has been the subject of controversy since plans were first announced in 2006 due to the resulting relocation of residents, many of whom are longtime tenants and some of whom are elderly. The park, which opened in 1951, currently has about 36 full-time residents and those who have lived there spoke of the sense of close-knit community it offers. The project has undergone several iterations over the years and after the latest revision this past summer, the developer chose to retain 10 spaces on the eastern edge of the park, while reducing the number of residential units from 438 to 377 and the total floor area from 378,450 square feet to 341,290. For tenants who were forced to move, developer Mark Luzzatto has offered to purchase new manufactured homes at the city’s other mobile home park, Mountain View, in addition to other relocation options. “We’ve gone well beyond the call of duty in providing reasonable costs of relocation in connection with the closure,” said Luzzatto, who told the council that residents who have located to other properties are very happy in their new homes. Project proponents have touted the property’s proximity to the future Bergamot Station stop on the Expo light rail line. Luzzatto stressed that the project will fulfill a key city need – housing – particularly in an area

where residents can walk or bike to work. Referring to the controversial plan, the developer said he spent a great deal of time interacting with the residents to address their concerns and believes he did all he could to demonstrate good faith in the negotiations. “I would not in good conscience propose a project and relocation that I didn’t feel in my heart was sensitive and positive,” he said. When Mayor Pro Tem Gleam Davis and Councilman Kevin McKeown proposed Nov. 13 to continue the plan until early next year when two new council members would be seated, Luzzatto urged the council to not delay the vote, saying that he and remaining residents were hoping for a decision. After hours of public testimony, the council carried over the motion until Nov. 14, when only Councilman Bobby Shriver was absent. Jing Yeo, special projects manager for the city, said the project is consistent with the Land Use and Circulation Element and Bergamot Area Plan. “In general, it achieves what the vision for a mixed use creative district is in terms of a mixeduse transit oriented environ-

THE SANTA MONICA CITY COUNCIL has approved a plan that will close 99 of the 109 trailer spaces at the Village Trailer Park for the construction of 377 residential units and up to 24,940 square feet of ground floor retail.

ment at the council’s approval of the development agreement. “Many have known for a long time how the vote would go. Money-love clouds good judg-

situation in the long run. Davis, who along with McKeown voted against the project, said she appreciated the concessions made by the developer but felt it was difficult to evaluate the relocation package without onsite appraisals of the units. McKeown had been troubled from the beginning of the process that senior residents would be evicted and he took issue with the environmental review finding that the mixeduse project would lead to un— developer Mark Luzzatto avoidable traffic impacts. He argued that the revised project should not have been brought ment and sensitivity to humanity, hurriedly before a “lame duck” ment,” she said. yes?” stated David Latham, who council and called the outcome The plan features 16 affordhas lived at the park since 1990. heartbreaking. able housing units including nine Calvin Normore, a 14-year “In the end, I could not vote that are for very low income and resident and UCLA philosophy for the removal of vulnerable seseven for extremely low income professor, claimed the vote was nior homeowners for a project of tenants, she said. Yeo noted that taken before an Area Plan was in questionable community benefit, the relocation plans offered by place, a new zoning ordinance which the EIR predicted would the developer were focused on for the land had been passed and significantly and unavoidably inmitigating the impact of inbefore many details of the tenant crease traffic in the area, not creased housing costs and allow- relocation plan had been worked move us toward our expressed ing residents to choose from the out. “Such bending over backland use and circulation goal of widest range of options. wards to get a (development no net new p.m. trips,” the counPark resident Bob Bruner, agreement) before the new coun- cilman said. who said he had dealt with anxi- cil takes off smacks of favoritism McKeown added he has not ety and stress related to the to a remarkable degree,” he said. given up on finding a better outpending development, called for Councilman Bob Holbrook come, saying he has identified a a council decision and voiced said that most of all, he was con- part of the municipal code that support for the Mountain View cerned about the relocation and identifies the trailer park as part relocation. how it would affect the people of a multi-family residential dis“We want the new homes at who were forced to move. He trict. If that interpretation sticks, Mountain View and many of us called the process a “long, ardu- he said, the project would be are willing to go as soon as pos- ous journey,” but he believes the subject to a more stringent afsible. Let us go so we can live in city should move forward and fordable housing replacement peace at Mountain View,” he those who relocate to another policy that could bring the issue said. property will have an improved before the newly elected council. Others expressed disappoint-

“I would not in good conscience propose a project and relocation that I didn’t feel in my heart was sensitive and positive”

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Restaurateur believes unauthorized lower tax rates were legitimate Photo by Jorge M. Vargas Jr.

By Gary Walker A Marina del Rey restaurant owner is disputing that the possessory tax rate he paid six years ago was improperly reduced, despite what representatives of the county assessor’s office have stated publicly. Lee Spencer, the owner of the Warehouse restaurant on Admiralty Way, contends the tax value rate that he was assessed for the years 2006 and 2007 were fair and should not have been considered unusually low by the assessor’s office. “I think they were all legitimate reductions,” Spencer said. The years in question, according to the assessor’s office, were improperly adjusted, as were several other Marina properties over an eight year period. Spencer’s claims come after an Argonaut story last month that identified eight Marina parcels that paid less tax than they should have for certain years last decade. An appraiser stands accused of illegally lowering properties while he was a member of the possessory unit of the assessor’s office. The reductions were discovered last year and an internal investigation showed they were done without the office’s consent, said Louis Reyes, a spokesman with the county assessor’s office. THE JAMAICA BAY INN is one of several Marina del Rey leaseholders that had their tax value assessments lowered without authori“The (assessor’s) department discovzation in the middle of the last decade, says the county assessor’s department. ered Marina properties with their values lowered without authorization and were years,” he said. “When there’s a (financial that were considerably lower than they have?” he asked. not included in the county’s tax assessshould have during the mid-2000s because collapse), I think they try to make a little Patricia Younis of the Bridge Group ment roll for a period of years,” Reyes the tax value on the parcels was reduced. worked with the Warehouse over a period bit up through (the tax assessments).” said. All are what are known as possessory Reyes declined to comment on Spenof years to secure a more favorable tax Reyes said all of the Marina properties values rate for the Warehouse, Spencer cer’s assertion, but did say those who dis- properties, in which a taxable possessory that had their tax values lowered were interest occurs when a person or entity pute their tax bills have options at their said. under the purview of former county apleases, rents, or uses real estate owned by disposal. The owner of the Warehouse said he praiser Scott Schenter, who was working a government agency for its exclusive use. “Any owner or leaseholder who dispaid Younis a minimum of $2,000 but the in the possessory properties department The Commodore Club is the lessee of rate would be less if the tax bill was even- agrees with their evaluation can apply for when the unauthorized reductions octhe parcel where the Warehouse sits, a ‘decline and review’ which many proptually reduced. curred. Spencer explained. Its office and restauThe Bridge Group is an Oxnard-based erty owners do,” Reyes added. Schenter was arrested in May on 60 In 2006, according to Spencer’s adjust- rant are considered separate parcels. The company that is involved in activities curfelony counts, including falsifying records rently including commercial real estate tax ed property tax records, a notation under a club is one of several master leaseholders and illegally lowering property values by in the Marina, and Los Angeles County appeals and appraisal management, among line entitled special information states $172 million. He has pleaded not guilty. owns the land on which the parcels are lo“correction to The Warecated. roll bill.” That house’s taxIn addition to Schenter being charged year, the restauable value aswith numerous felony counts, his former rant’s prior assessment sessed value was boss, John Noguez, is also facing indictdropped to ment. Noguez, the county assessor, was listed at $803,000 in $2,048,237 with arrested last month on charges of misap2006 and $523,878 in land propriating funds and bribery. Schenter al$972,000 in leges Noguez asked him to lower the resiimprovements 2007 from dential property values on behalf of the but with the — Lee Spencer, owner of the Warehouse restaurant $2,521,682 in assessor’s campaign contributors, a claim “correction” it 2005. Acthat Noguez, who was elected in 2010, dropped to cording to the has denied. $403,000 in assessor’s ofThe Marina parcels that were impropvalue as well as fice, the two-year reductions were unusu- other interests. erly adjusted have been forwarded to Disfor land improvements. ally low and were done without the conSchenter transferred from the possesso- trict Attorney Steve Cooley for his review. It is not uncommon for businesses and sent of the assessor. Spencer said the properties in the Marihomeowners to petition the county for ad- ry property department after the 2007-08 Spencer believes many of the Marina na are declining assets and he hopes to sefiscal year. justed rates after they receive their tax parcels, which are owned by Los Angeles value assessments. cure a new long-term lease when his Reyes said Schenter’s alleged actions County, are “way overvalued” and beBut Reyes said the Marina property re- were discovered in 2011, and after he was comes up for renewal in 2020. He hopes cause he and many other lessees do not to give the Warehouse a major overhaul, ductions were far lower than any appraiser confronted he chose to resign earlier this own their businesses’ buildings, there is but is reluctant to do so until he can acyear. would have given, as well as being unauno incentive to make improvements with- thorized. Seven other Marina properties had their quire the lease. In the meantime, he insists out a long-term lease. In addition, the lestax values lowered over a five year period, the two-year period when his tax value Spencer thinks the fluctuation in his sees must pay the county a percentage dropped precipitously was fair. tax records show. Along with the Waretax value assessments are the product of each month, regardless if the restaurant “Any reduction that (the county) thinks the state of the economy as opposed to an house, the Commodore Club and its two has not had a profitable month. is unfair is illusory,” he asserted. artificial lowering allegedly by a wayward parcels, Tony P’s Dockside Grill, the “If you have an unsellable asset, how Younis did not return calls for comCheesecake Factory, Tahiti Marina Apartappraiser. much possessory interest do you really ments and The Jamaica Bay Inn paid rates ment. § “The county has big years and off

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They are some of the unsung heroes among us who have been doing valuable work in our local communities through a number of unique ways. Whether by advocating for the homeless, standing up for animals or through another admirable means, they have taken it upon themselves to make a difference in our area. For the first time this Thanksgiving, The Argonaut is honoring several local heroes as nominated by you, the community.

Photo by Ken Hahn

Edizen Stowell:

Connecting the community through images

If it weren’t for Edizen Stowell, many people in Venice might not have a visual record of the different happenings and news events that have taken place in recent years. Stowell can be seen with her camera at any number of functions throughout the community as she is the owner of Venice Paparazzi, a photography based website dedicated to documenting various events in Venice. Since 2006, Stowell has tirelessly been taking photos at Venice events and creating on-line galleries where people can visit, and many times, obtain free photos of themselves, supplying the community with a historical archive for this time period. “It’s about connecting people; that’s what photos do, they connect people and document our lives,” she said. Stowell has additionally created a program called “Send a Photo to Someone You Love,” where homeless people are given a makeover and then have their picture taken, printed and put in a stamped envelope to be sent to their family. The arts community of Venice has also been impacted by Stowell’s efforts, as she is a co-founder of the Venice Art Crawl, a monthly free event of pop-up art galleries. As a result, hundreds of local artists have had a chance to showcase their work. Furthermore, Stowell produced this year’s Dog-o-ween event, hosting a red carpet photo booth, costume contest and dog parade for local canines.

Enrique Fernandez: A neighborhood promoter

Enrique Fernandez has been a mainstay in Mar Vista Gardens for several decades. He recalls growing up in the Del Rey public housing complex in the 1970s, when it was a time of close ties between family and friends in “the Gardens” but also fewer opportunities for Latino youth as well as gang violence, which exploded in the 1980s. As a volunteer youth coach at the complex where he was raised, Fernandez was instrumental in working with Los Angeles Councilman Bill Rosendahl’s office in helping to secure lighting at the soccer and baseball fields at Mar Vista Gardens. He worked with officers at the Pacific station of the Los Angeles Police Department to create a safer atmosphere at Mar Vista Gardens and initiated the Del Rey Cup, a two-day soccer tournament that features teams from Del Rey as well as throughout Los Angeles. “One of the things that I wanted to do was to make people in Mar Vista Gardens feel like they were a part of Del Rey,” Fernandez, who works for a downtown law firm, said. After being recruited by former Del Rey Neighborhood Council President Mark Redick, Fernandez sought the Area G seat on the council, which includes Mar Vista Gardens, where he advocates on behalf of his constituents.

Enrique Fernandez (second from right).

Marianne Brown:

Passing on the green thumb to schools

After nearly two decades of teaching at the UCLA School of Public Health, Marianne Brown began a new career working outdoors. For seven years, Brown has been active in planting gardens at Walgrove Avenue Elementary School, Mark Twain Middle School and Venice High School in Mar Vista. Sustainability has become synonymous with Mar Vista, and Brown, whose daughters attended the three Mar Vista schools, said it is a pleasure to be in a community that welcomes and celebrates healthy living. “I’ve always liked working outside and I like working with children so the two just went together,” Brown said. “I feel really fortunate to work in a community that values healthy living and sustainability.” She has also been working with local teachers and fellow master gardeners to incorporate lessons from gardening into lesson plans at the abovementioned schools.

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Melya Kaplan:

Giving a voice to the animals

If formerly homeless or abused cats and dogs in Venice could speak, many of them would likely say thankyou to longtime resident Melya Kaplan. Kaplan is the founder and executor director of Voice For The Animals, a nonprofit organization that advocates for less fortunate animals to save them from inhumane treatment and untimely death. In addition to programs that respond directly to public need such as the Animal Emergency Hotline and the Elderly Companion Animal Rescue and Adoption, Kaplan’s organization has spearheaded other programs to educate the community about the dangers facing these living creatures who cannot speak for themselves. “It’s all about protection for the animals and taking care of the animals; it’s about educating people about respecting the animals and understanding their needs,” she said. Kaplan recalled that she was inspired to start Voice For The Animals after seeing many homeless cats and dogs wandering the streets of Venice when she first moved to the community. “Nobody wants to be homeless – not a human, not an animal. Everybody deserves a home,” she said. Voice For The Animals has expanded its outreach to other parts of the city including East Los Angeles and Skid Row and among their services is providing medical care for pets of homeless veterans. Recognizing the need for enforcement, Kaplan also led two successful Los Angeles Police Department trainings on animal cruelty in 1996 and 1999. She is one of the founders of the Animal Cruelty Task Force which is under the auspices of the LAPD and works to prosecute violent crimes against animals.

Bernard Harris: Service with wings

Dr. Bernard Harris is a retired anesthesiologist who has taught inexpensive first aid classes at Santa Monica Airport for over 10 years. In addition, he offers his services as a pilot for Angel Flight West, a nonprofit organization that provides free, non-emergency air travel for children and adults with serious medical conditions. Angel Flight West operates out of the Santa Monica Airport. According to a friend, Harris has conducted approximately 25 to 50 complimentary flights a year for the non-profit, transporting patients to appointments with their physicians or to hospitals. Another program affiliated with Angel Flight is Earth Angel, which provides medical patients with automobile transportation to their physical therapy or hospital. A Santa Monica resident, Harris is the conductor of the train ride that runs at the Travel Town Museum and is enjoyed by both youths and adults.

Sue Levitt:

Watching out for youth

Sue Levitt couldn’t bear the idea that homeless youth were not getting services they needed simply for not having proper identification. The Mar Vista resident had learned of such issues as a member of Safe Place for Youth, an organization in Venice that works to find, stabilize, and assist homeless youth under the age of 25 and improve their lives. After accompanying an injured young woman who spent hours waiting for surgery because she had no ID, Levitt wanted to ensure that other youth at SPY would not face the same problem. She began to help the youth who have been released from the foster care system obtain the proper identification for employment or medical care. SPY also offers the youngsters a warm dinner two times a week. A single mother of two grown children, Levitt wanted to get involved with SPY to help make a difference for people less fortunate than herself. She has been grateful for the relationships she has formed with local youth. “It’s beyond amazing,” she said. Every Thanksgiving, Levitt, an employee of Coldwell Banker in Marina del Rey, works the mobile eye clinic in Santa Monica helping kids and adults get new glasses at no cost. She has also been involved with other organizations such as the LAPD Pacific Division Boosters Association, where she is a past president and has held summer swim parties for the cadets. Levitt is a past president and current member of the Venice Marina Lyons Club where she organizes the annual Bingo game which is a big fundraiser for the club.

Booker Pearson:

Stepping up for the homeless

When Westchester Park was becoming a magnet for homeless people to camp overnight, resident Booker Pearson looked at the human side of the problem. The chair of the Neighborhood Council of Westchester-Playa’s Homelessness and Vehicular Living Committee, he began working with City Councilman Bill Rosendahl’s office, People Assisting the Homeless and other groups to assess the needs of those living in the park and initiate a plan to connect them with resources as well as transitional housing. Part of the process was conducting a count of the number of homeless and people living in RVs in Westchester Park as well as at the Ballona Wetlands to get a better sense of the issues they were facing. He says it began with compassion and recognizing that above all, they are people, who due to a variety of complications were spending their nights outside. “It helps us all,” he said about assisting the homeless. “It increases the quality of life of all our neighbors and it’s a winwin for all of us.” As a result of the efforts involving Pearson, PATH and Rosendahl’s office, 22 out of the 30 homeless individuals who were sleeping in Westchester Park were moved into housing. Pearson was additionally active in helping a family of five who were living in their van find housing. Working with homeless youth has been a passion for Pearson, who has been involved in the Upward Bound social service organization for 20 years. “When you can get a family housed it’s probably one of the best feelings you’ll ever get in your life,” he said. As a local homeless advocate, Pearson was appointed by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa to the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority Commission. This Thanksgiving, Pearson will join others in serving meals to the homeless as he has done for many years. November 22, 2012 THE ARGONAUT PAGE 9


Marina del Rey

Admiralty Way infrastructure plan receives environmental clearance were native trees. After questioning by the supervisors at the board meeting, county staff said they still plan to bring native trees to the Marina project but acknowledged that those listed in the environmental documents were non natives. Four trees will be added to the 77 that will be removed. The discrepancy was brought to light by Marcia Hanscom, co-director of the Playa del Rey-based Ballona Institute. Hanscom originally went to the meeting seeking more information on the tree removal component of the project and after reading The Argonaut story, she learned about the trees that are slated to be planted in place of the ficus trees. “Many of us have been very concerned how the county has cut down trees in the past,” Hanscom said. “I noticed that the trees that they are planning to plant are not natives, at least not natives to California.” Coral aloe, gypsum century plant, purple hearts and canyon Prince Wild Rye will be planted along the median, said Baker. “In the interest of having planning and coordination, we’re looking at having a palate of trees for the whole Marina to replace the ficus trees,” added Cheryl Burnett, communications director for Fourth District Supervisor Don Knabe. “We want visitors and neighbors to expect it.” The Marina del Rey project is estimated to cost approximately $40 million, according to Bob Spencer of county Public Works. The tree removal is being planned for December because birds that use them for nesting typically are not present in the Marina during winter months. Hanscom still worries that some of the birds will return during their nesting season, which begins early next year, and

Photo by Gary Walker

By Gary Walker The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors gave the environmental review for a project designed to enhance safety and traffic improvements along one of Marina del Rey’s major thoroughfares the green light late last month. The board unanimously approved a mitigated negative declaration Oct. 30 for the removal of 77 ficus trees along Admiralty Way, many which are located along the street’s median. Per the 1970 landmark environmental law, the California Environmental Quality Act, when what is known as a discretionary project that is not exempt from the statute is proposed, the lead agency must conduct an environmental review to determine if there is no substantial effect on the environment. The improvements along Admiralty will include traffic turn pocket modifications, traffic signal upgrades, new pavement, signing and swiping, median reconfiguration and landscape replacement, as well as street light relocation. Removal of the ficus trees, which have long, deep roots that often fracture streets and sidewalks, is slated to begin within a few weeks. “We’re seeing a lot of damage because of the (ficus trees’) root system to our infrastructure,” said Carol Baker, a spokeswoman for the county Department of Beaches and Harbors. Along Admiralty, portions of the street show sign of wear, and along both the sidewalks and the medians, the county Public Works Department has been forced to patch areas where the roots have split the concrete. County employees erroneously told The Argonaut that the trees that were named in a previous article, the Bronze Loquat and the marina strawberry tree,

SOME LOCAL ENVIRONMENTALISTS are wary of a tree removal project on Admiralty Way that they feel will displace egrets. County officials say the trees’ roots will hamper their effort to bring needed infrastructure enhancements to the Marina.

find trees where they have built them gone. “It’s important to protect where we know they have a history of nesting,” she cautioned. “If there are trees that have problems, that’s one thing. But let’s protect the nesting trees in that region.” Snowy egrets and other species of egrets have built their nests in Marina trees for several years but according to county officials, none of the trees included in the Admiralty projects have bird nests. According to some members of the Audubon Society, some species of egrets have nested in trees near the Ritz-Carlton hotel on Admiralty. In a letter to her organization’s supporters after the meeting, Hanscom urged them to be vigilant in monitoring the county’s activities as the project progresses. “The county does not have a good

track record related to protection of the heron and egret trees, and, in fact, there have been occasions in the past where the huge nests of Great Blue Herons were actually chain-sawed out of the trees where the birds had nested, and the tree branches denuded beyond recognition,” she claimed. “The nesting behavior was seriously disrupted and legal protections have been diminished - unfortunately - through significant lobbying of the (state) Coastal Commission. “So we are considering additional legal mechanisms for protection of the egrets and herons.” Public Works will be installing new irrigation lines as part of the enhancement initiative and traffic modification work is slated to begin by early next year. The project, one of several that will be taking place in Marina del Rey beginning next year, is expected to conclude next summer.

Sale of undeveloped land in the Village could occur by the end of the year

(Continued on next page ) PLAYA VISTA has built several amenities in the first phase of its development, including a K-5 school, parks and recreation fields.

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Photo by Jorge M. Vargas Jr.

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in the United States, the Irvine Ranch, which spans 93,000 acres and where nearly 300,000 people reside. An Orange County publication reported last month that the developer was rumored to be involved in putting together a land deal with a consortium of real estate interests in order to build apartments, which Playa Capital had planned to build. Purchasing Playa Capital property that is slated for residential development would expand The Irvine Co.’s rapidly growing portfolio. The company currently owns approximately 45,000 apartments and 125 complexes in California. Most of them are located in Orange County. The news of a pending sale of land slated for residential development comes two years after the Village was granted final approval by the Los Angeles City Council following a series of contentious court battles waged by a bevy of environmental organizations that accused the de-


Venice

Redevelopment of Lincoln Place apartments gets underway chapter for a revival that preserves the historic features and also transforms it into a model of sustainable living.” The rehabilitation of Lincoln Place comes nearly seven years after more than 80 tenants were locked out of their homes in December 2005 in what is considered the largest eviction lockout in a single day in Los Angeles history. The evictions occurred as part of a former redevelopment plan. A 2010 settlement between the city and Aimco ended litigation and allowed for the return of up to 83 former households at pre-eviction rental rates, as well as the restoration of 696 vacant apartments, including 668 “historic eligible units,” to market as rent-controlled units. City officials said the deal marked the largest ever restoration of rent-stabilized

“This is going to be a real transformative project and a real benefit to the city”

— Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa

Photo by Vince Echavaria

By Vince Echavaria A new era at the Lincoln Place apartment complex in Venice is now underway. Months after dozens of former tenants moved back to the 38-acre garden-style complex into newly remodeled apartment units, the property owner is moving ahead with a redevelopment years in the making that will allow for the return of other extenants and the addition of hundreds of new residents. In all, the Apartment Investment and Management Company (Aimco) is redeveloping the post-World War II era property east of Lincoln Boulevard by rehabilitating 45 buildings with 696 apartments and constructing 99 new units on vacant parcels. The makeover will restore the residential site to its original total of 795 units.

LOS ANGELES MAYOR Antonio Villaraigosa and City Councilman Bill Rosendahl (left) recalled the yearslong battle toward a settlement agreement at Lincoln Place, where 696 apartments will be rehabilitated and 99 new units will be constructed, creating 600 to 800 jobs.

housing to the city’s rental market. Under the agreement, AIMCO will construct 99 new units that are not subject to the rent control law. City Councilman Bill Rosendahl, who had taken office only months before the 2005 evictions, said he vividly recalls that event, which motivated him to take action to ensure that residents would not lose their homes. “That stuck in my heart and it’s been in my heart ever since,” Rosendahl said of the lockouts. “For me it’s gratifying to know that there are now 50 units here with former tenants in them that will stay for perpetuity. It’s a win-win. “I am honored to have played a role in making this project come to life.” The $140 million redevelopment plan is being funded with a $190.8 million Federal Housing Administration-insured loan that represents the largest FHA Section 221(d)(4) unsubsidized loan ever in-

sured by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, according to Aimco. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, who was also involved in the effort to reach a settlement, praised the project for its sustainable living features, preservation of an historic site and creation of 600 to 800 jobs. “This is going to be a real transformative project and a real benefit to the city,” said Villaraigosa, adding that it was realized due to the perseverance of those involved. Some former tenants who have already moved in to their remodeled units were delighted to have come back home to Lincoln Place after several years. “There is a certain sense that it’s almost like I never left,” said Jeffrey Nash, a 12-year resident prior to the evictions. “Being back on the Westside seems so

natural.” Dan Matula, Aimco executive vice president of redevelopment and construction services, said that Lincoln Place is “a very special place both in location and make-up.” Aimco executives noted how the development is in close proximity to the beach, Santa Monica, Marina del Rey and Los Angeles International Airport and provides easy access to freeways and future light rail lines. Among the amenities of the redeveloped complex will be a 6,100-square foot fitness center, outdoor pool, a 5,000-square foot leasing center, extensive landscape and site improvements and an open park area with barbeque and picnic areas. The site’s Elkgrove Circle will also be converted to a central park and community gathering space. The project is slated to be completed by the end of 2014. §

II. The ruling temporarily halted plans for the Village. The council subsequently addressed the court’s concerns and the environmenContinued from previous page tal document was approved three years later. veloper of not properly addressing enviThe land in question is approximately ronmental and wildlife concerns. 100 acres and could hold approximately Some of the more aggressive groups 1,500 apartments, according to the real accused the council of engaging in a estate sources. “land giveaway” to Playa Vista. The multiple sources added that until Opponents of Playa Vista scored a victhe transaction is completed, there could tory n 2007 when they won an appellate be two other bidders involved in the proruling halting the environmental impact cess, including an international home report on the second stage of developbuilder. ment, or Phase II. The EIR was returned Playa Capital is primarily owned by to the City Council after it ruled the council violated the California Environmental investment bank Goldman Sachs. It opened Phase I in 2003 and has been Quality Act (CEQA) when it approved a 2005 environmental impact report that al- cited as one of the most well-planned lowed construction of Playa Vista’s Phase contained communities by a variety of

planning and real estate authorities. The majority of the first stage of development is residential with some retail and commercial space. It also includes several recreational areas, including a soccer field, several basketball courts and many public parks. Following the approval of the Village, Playa Capital representatives announced that the first major project at the Village will be a 14-acre retail project called Runway at Playa Vista, developed by Lincoln Property Co. with partners Phoenix Property Co. and Paragon Commercial Group. Representatives from Playa Capital declined to comment for this story. The Los Angeles Jewish Home is also planning to open its first Westside senior care complex at the Village.

The facility will be designed to serve the residential, healthcare and in-home needs of approximately 600 seniors. The 18-month wait list for the new care facility already includes approximately 400 people, half of whom live on the Westside, a Jewish Home spokesperson noted. Playa Vista officials want to make the Village an entertainment center as well. On July 19, Cinemark Holdings, Inc., the world’s highest attended motion picture exhibitor, announced that it plans to construct a nine-screen, all-digital movie theatre that will feature the company’s new Cinemark NextGen design concept in the Runway at Playa Vista. Michael Lyster, vice president of communications for the Irvine Co,. did not return calls for comment at Argonaut press time. §

The first phase of the project was completed in April with the remodel of four buildings and 65 units, most of which were re-leased to returning residents. Lincoln Place is on the national and state Register of Historic Places, and its buildings will be rehabilitated in accordance with the Secretary of Interior’s standards for the treatment of historic properties, according to Aimco. Representatives of the property owner held a ceremonial groundbreaking Nov. 15 with Los Angeles city officials for the remainder of the redevelopment project, noting they are pleased to finally be able to move forward. “When we acquired (the property) in 2004 we didn’t fully appreciate the importance and historical significance of Lincoln Place not only to Venice but Los Angeles,” said Aimco Chief Administrative Officer Miles Cortez. “We honor that history today but we are starting a new

Phase two acreage

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Marina del Rey

Supervisors approve lease extension for proposed boat storage project By Helga Gendell The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved a 90-day lease extension Nov. 20 for the proposed Boat Central project in Marina del Rey that had been continued from the Nov. 13 meeting. The 90-day extension was approved rather than an extension of up to 21 months that had been requested for a second extension and modification to the lease option agreement for the Boat Central project on Parcels 52 and GG. The 90-day approval will require the project developer to obtain entitlements and complete the environmental impact report (EIR) process in a much shorter period of time. The original request would have allowed for an extension of up to 21 months to complete the EIR certification for a planned boat storage development on the parcels, and for the Boat Central applicant to negotiate a new option agreement and lease agreement with the county. After hearing public comment on the project at their Nov. 13 meeting, the supervisors voted to continue the item until the Nov. 20 meeting. The proposed project site is at Dock 52, 13483 Fiji Way, near the public launch ramp, and is comprised of land and water areas. The general partners of Boat Central, L.P. are MDR Boat Central, LLC, Pacific Marina Development, Inc. (principals Jeff Pence and Tom Hogan), and Almar Marinas, LLC. According to a letter to the supervisors from the director of the county Department

of Beaches and Harbors, Santos Kreimann, the second extension was requested because Boat Central was unable to acquire the entitlements for the proposed project by the original end date of the option, Nov. 22, 2009. “Due to intervening court decisions, the county was and continues to be, restricted from entering into a new option agreement pending compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), including certification of the EIR for the project,” states the letter. “By agreement of the supervisors on Nov. 10, 2009, the extension of the option was granted for up to 36 months, which is now scheduled to expire on Nov. 22, 2012, to provide additional time for CEQA compliance, completion of the entitlement process for the project, and the negotiation of a new option and lease agreement. During the first extension period, Parcels 52 and GG received a change in the land use designation as part of the Local Coastal Program (LCP) amendment, and the Department of Regional Planning prepared an EIR for the project. Due to the complexity of the project, the EIR process has taken longer than anticipated and as a result, Boat Central will not be in a position to submit its request for a new option and lease agreement by Nov. 22, 2012,” according to the director’s letter. The Department of Regional Planning has scheduled a tentative Regional Planning Commission hearing date of Jan. 23 to consider both the EIR and the landside coastal development permit for the project. Boat Central has requested an additional exten-

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sion for completion of the CEQA process, including consideration of the certification of the EIR, and negotiation of the terms of a new option agreement and lease agreement. The letter states that in consideration for the proposed additional extension not to exceed 21 months, Boat Central has agreed to pay the county a total amount of up to $75,000, payable as follows: $20,000 upon signing of the agreement, which provides for a nine-month extension to Aug. 22, 2013; $25,000 for an additional six-month extension; and $30,000 for a final six-month extension. The final two six-month extensions are conditioned upon the director’s determination that Boat Central has diligently pursued completion of the EIR certification process, receipt of remaining entitlements, and negotiation of a new option agreement and lease agreement. “In no event shall the total extension period extend beyond Aug. 22, 2014,” the letter continues. On May 22, 2007, the supervisors had granted an option to facilitate redevelopment of the parcels. The proposed project would create additional boat storage spaces by utilizing a vertical storage method. The proposed storage building contains approximately 47,084 square feet of space, is 70 feet high, and partially extends over the water (97 feet on the west side and 45 feet on the east side), and plans to accommodate between 346 to 367 boats, depending on size, with 28 boat trailers. Additional outside storage space would be included for 30 mast-up sailboats and there will be no less than 131 parking spaces. The proposed project would accommodate the number and types of boats presently in dry storage at the Parcel 77 surface storage lot, which would be displaced when that parcel is redeveloped. It would also provide significant additional capacity for boats in wet slips or kept outside of the Marina, according to county officials. In addition to boat storage, the project would include a 3,070-square foot office/lobby area, a 1,600-square foot maintenance facility, a 3,265-square foot sheriff boatwright facility with a 2,200-square foot yard area, and three dedicated public wash-down sapces. At the July 2007 Marina del Rey Design Control Board meeting, chair Susan Cloke, vice chair Peter Phinney and board member David Abelar questioned whether the project could by moved ahead without their approval, and asked if there was a way to get the Department of Regional Planning to deny the project or remand it to the Design Control Board. They were told by county counsel that while the project could be disapproved by the department, or the developer could be asked to revise it, the applicant still had the right to appeal that decision to the Board of Supervisors. Cloke claimed at that time, “This project violates the public trust and is the most egregious proposal.” She added that the design board had voted to protect the water, and she “couldn’t believe there was no other alternative to a dry-stack storage.” Currently, the waterside uses of the project include a dock utilized by charter fishing tours, dining and other types of cruises. At the public hearing on the draft EIR in February, several business owners claimed that this project would negatively impact their businesses. At that time, Greg Schem, the lessee of the Boat Yard, adjacent to the proposed Boat Central, said he agreed that drystack storage was needed, but he was concerned about the over-the-water design. He said that his slip tenants would be losing

their views and quiet enjoyment of the Marina, with the proposed facility as close as 65 feet to their vessels, and expressed concern that he would potentially lose tenants. “The tourism and hospitality community remains concerned about two related issues: how commercial charters, which are essential to tourism in Marina del Rey, are be accommodated if they are displaced by the Boat Central project, and when will Fisherman’s Village ever be refreshed and renovated,” said Beverly Moore, Executive Director, Marina del Rey Convention & Visitors Bureau. One of those business owners is Daniel Ginzburg, the owner of FantaSea Yachts, which specializes in passenger party boats, celebrations of weddings, anniversaries and college events, and offers dinner cruises. Ginzburg told the supervisors that his father had started the business in 1980, and that he had grown up working in the business, which has approximately 50 employees, many of whom have worked there for 10 to 15 years, and some even longer. “The Boat Central project would eliminate a vital visitor-serving, commercial dock and public parking facility and instead turn it into a multi-level, long-term storage facility for out-of-water boats,” said Ginzburg. “Last year, FantaSea Yachts and the fishing boat fleet that also uses the dock, had more than 50,000 visitors boarding the boats. “Dock 52 is the commercial boating gateway to Marina del Rey, the primary commercial dock, and the only such dock on the non-residential side of Marina del Rey. Public parking is also scheduled for elimination as part of this project, which affects visitors to Fisherman’s Village and those enjoying coastal bike rides.” Rick Oefinger, owner of Marina del Rey Sportsfishing, told The Argonaut that his business has been located at Dock 52 for 34 years. He said his primary concern is the need for adequate parking for fishermen, and that hasn’t been addressed by the county. He also questioned if tourists and visitors would want to be in close proximity to fishermen, their fish catches, and their fishing equipment on a warm day in August if the business had to relocate to Fisherman’s Village. Capt. Alex Balian, owner of Paradise Bound Yacht Charters, has been operating the charter for 22 years. He expressed concern over the relocation of his and other commercial boats, potentially to Fisherman’s Village, saying that issue had not been addressed by the county. He argued this project would have a very significant impact on the charter businesses in the Marina. Carol Baker, spokeswoman for the Department of Beaches and Harbors, told The Argonaut, “As Fisherman’s Village has yet to be developed, charter operators do not believe that location can adequately accommodate all charter operations simultaneously, with perceived parking insufficiency as a significant concern. DBH is currently looking at other options.” Baker said that the options would all be interim measures to accommodate and support charter operations until Fisherman’s Village is redeveloped. They include: Replacing the dock at Parcel 55 (old fuel dock) for use by charter operators; Potentially using part of the docks at Parcel 77 (next to Burton Chace Park) to accommodate at least one operator, with associated parking along Mindanao Way; and Looking at ways to increase the parking capacity at Fisherman’s Village. §


•This Week•

Works by Bubar, Kempson and Visser to be exhibited at TAG TAG Gallery in Santa Monica will present a new exhibition featuring artists Lorraine Bubar, Peter Kempson and Stephanie Visser beginning Tuesday, Nov. 27 through Dec. 22. The opening reception is scheduled from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1 at TAG, 2525 Michigan Ave. D3, Santa Monica. A conversation with the artists will be held Saturday, Dec. 15 at 3 p.m. In her latest exhibit, Family Trees, Bubar continues to explore papercut techniques by representing family tree motifs, including various associations with the words “family” and “trees.” Her papercutting technique is rooted in an art form traditionally used to graphically represent the hierarchy in families over generations and practiced in many cultures, ranging from Eastern Europe and Asia to Mexico.

Kempson’s current show, Let’s Have Some Fun!, makes a departure from his previous Los Angeles street scenes and turns to playful explorations in mixed media. Engaging in humorous social critique, Kempson digitally layers familiar icons from pop culture to create satirical situations and landscapes that cross between fantasy and reality. Visser’s latest body of work, The Inception Series, aims to challenge her viewers with paintings rooted in deeply intimate moments – those which intertwine emotion and memory. According to Visser, these “mental photographs” are reflective of everyday life, conveying paradoxes of sunlight and shadow, stillness and movement, sound and silence. Information, (310) 829-9556, or www. taggallery.net.

AERO THEATER, a painting of the historic Santa Monica movie theater, is one of the works by Peter Kempson that will be part of a new exhibit at the TAG gallery in Santa Monica.

Photo by Judy Louff

Moliere’s Tartuffe to be performed at SMC The Santa Monica College Theatre Arts Department will present Moliere’s classic comedy, Tartuffe, or The Imposter, beginning Friday, Nov. 30 through Sunday, Dec. 9. Show times are scheduled on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. at the SMC Theatre Arts Main Stage on the main campus, 1900 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica. An additional 2 p.m. matinee is scheduled Saturday, Dec. 8. A preview will be held Thursday, Nov. 29. French playwright Moliere, whose real name was Jean-Baptiste Poquelin, wrote “Tartuffe” in 1664, which follows the comical antics of a dysfunctional family up-in-arms because they have fallen under the influence of a religiously pious fraud and a vagrant mooch.

The play, written in 12-syllable lines (alexandrines) of rhyming couplets, has been produced thousands of times throughout the world, and continues to be highly popular nearly five centuries later. Following the first performance at Versailles in 1664, King Louis XIV reportedly censored the play almost immediately, possibly due to the influence of the Archbishop of Paris, Paul Philippe Hardouin de Beaumont de Perefixe, who was the king’s confessor and had been his tutor. Tickets range from $12 to $15, plus a service charge, and can be purchased by calling (310) 434-4319 or online at www. smc.edu/eventsinfo. Admission is $3 higher at the door. Preview tickets are $8. Parking is free on Friday evenings and weekends.

SANTA MONICA COLLEGE Theatre Arts Department actors will perform the 1664 comedic play Tartuffe by Moliere Nov. 30 through Dec. 9.

Winter Dreams holiday concert to be performed at Santa Monica church Jacaranda will present Winter Dreams, a holiday concert spanning centuries from Johann Sebastian Bach and Gustav Mahler to the spirituality of Philip Glass at 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, at the First Presbyterian Church of Santa Monica, 1220 Second St. Special guests include the Los Angeles Children’s Chorus, Jonathan Dimmock, the organist for the San Francisco Symphony, eight singers, actor Amber Benson, and radio personality Sandra Tsing

Loh, joining the Lyris Quartet & the Jacaranda Chamber Ensemble, conducted by Mark Alan Hilt. Dimmock, the first American to be named organ scholar of England’s Westminster Abbey, will set the mood with Bach’s Toccata, Adagio and Fugue. He will also perform solo on Charles Ive’s Adeste Fidelis in a Prelude. The Los Angeles Children’s Chorus, now in its 26th season, will perform Missa Brevis by Benjamin Britten, ac-

companied by Dimmock and conducted by LACC director Anne Tomlinson. The LACC will be heard in new arrangements by Shawn Kirchner, Los Angeles Master Chorale’s composer-in-residence; Mahler’s depiction of heaven in his Third Symphony, and the Snow Scene from Pyotr Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker,” with the Jacaranda Chamber Ensemble conducted by Jacaranda’s music director Mark Alan Hilt. LACC will close the program with

Knee Play V from Glass’ “Einstein on the Beach.” The solo violin role will be taken by Alyssa Park, and the work’s three narrators will be performed by actor Benson, known for her role in the TV series, “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” Sandra Tsing Loh, and emerging opera bass-baritone singer Cedric Berry. Tickets are $40 for general admission, or $20 for students. Information, (213) 483-0216, or www. jacarandamusic.org.

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Youth Art Express exhibit to be held at Bergamot Station Zanbeel Art will present “Youth Art Express 2012,” an international art exhibit in Santa Monica for young artists who are emerging with a fresh perspective. An opening reception is scheduled Saturday, Dec. 1 from 2 to 7 p.m. The exhibit runs through Thursday, Dec. 6 at Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Ave. D5, Santa Monica. Youth Art Express aims to offer a platform for up and coming artists that focuses on the pace and expressions of youth culture within the U.S., as it evolves,

grows and develops an identity of its own, event organizers said. “The exhibit will examine personal, cultural, social, environmental, and global matters that youth around the world are confronted by in their daily lives,” say cocurators Sadaf Ahmed and Raeesa Tar. “We aim to learn about the hopes, dreams, influences, struggles, successes, fears, and joys that they face.” This year’s exhibit will showcase the works of South Asian and American emerging artists who have joined hands

for the love of art, peace and progressive thought. The showcase will focus on youth subculture from an international perspective, as it creatively unites, grows and finds a unique voice of its own, the co-curators said. All proceeds raised from the exhibit will benefit Zanbeel Art’s South Asian Art and Literacy for Youth program (SAALY), which provides art classes to low socio-economic Los Angeles Unified School District schools facing budget cuts in art education.

Students explore various forms of art, including sculpture, photography, and portraits, view and discuss art from South Asian countries, discuss similarities and differences in relation to their own culture, and are encouraged to view art from an artistic perspective. Teachers and volunteering artists work with students to help transform any negative thoughts and assumptions into deeper understanding, respect and empathy for the various cultures they study. Information, www.zanbeelart.com.

Community Calendar Friday, 11/23

Lyon, 8 p.m., no cover, kitchen open 11 a.m. – 1 a.m., 2101 Lincoln Blvd., Santa Monica, (310) 396-9010, www.tripsantaAL-ANON MEETING — if troubled monica.com. by someone else’s drinking, you may find relief at the weekly Al-Anon meeting, a small group of caring listeners with the same challenge, lots of recovery, and a sense of humor, share experience, strength MUSEUM OF FLYING — invites and hope (and laughs), every Friday, 10 the public to the unveiling, dedication of a.m. – 11:30 a.m., free, open to public, the “Fly Douglas” mural at the museum Presbyterian Church, 1220 2nd St., Santa at Santa Monica Airport, the mural was Monica, Information, Marilyn (310) 804- created by aviation artist, author and his5300. torian Mike Machat, depicting the Douglas Aircraft Company DC series of aircraft TRiP — presents Daniel Ellsworth & from the DC-1 to the DC-10, project sponThe Great Lakes, All Girl Karate, A Little sored by the Employees Community Fund Freak Out, with DJs softCORE & Ghost of Boeing California, 11:30 a.m., admis-

Saturday, 11/24

sion, $10 adults, $8 students and seniors, FREE OUTDOOR CONCERTS $6 children aged 6 – 12, and children 5 and — music by the sea, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m., R&B under are free, 3100 Airport Ave., Santa with Friends, two hours free parking with Monica, (310) 398-2500. validation, Fisherman’s Village, 13755 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey. TRiP — presents Model Citizen, Gene Butler Band, Shure Thing, 7:30 p.m., no cover, kitchen open 11 a.m. – 1 a.m., 2101 Lincoln Blvd., Santa Monica, (310) 3969010, www.tripsantamonica.com. TRiP — presents The Danes, Mars Gana, 8 p.m., no cover, kitchen open 11 a.m. – 1 O’BRIEN’S PUB — presents a.m., 2101 Lincoln Blvd., Santa Monica, Thanksgiving after-party, live music by (310) 396-9010, www.tripsantamonica.com. The Paul Chesne Band, 10 p.m. – 1:30 a.m., no cover, 21 and over, 2941 Main FREE OUTDOOR CONCERTS St., Santa Monica, (310) 396-4725, www. — music by the sea, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m., obriensonmain.com, www.paulchesne.com. Latin jazz with Susie Hansen’s Latin jazz

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Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing in Venice offers a warm bread pudding, topped with banana mousse and served over chocolate sauce with powdered bacon.

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Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing 1031 Abbot Kinney Blvd. Venice. 310-392-2425.

I recently spent three weeks in the “Old South” and experienced all that is good and bad in that region’s cooking. The best elements of that cuisine are the blended flavors from patient, slow cooking: dishes like collard greens with bacon (in North Carolina, salted pig tails), black-eyed peas in chicken stock or Savannah-style crab stew. The downsides are the heaviness and unhealthy nature of many dishes, which had me longing for a simple salad after a week. Southern cuisine is ripe for reinvention, for a lighter, healthier version that is still true to the spirit of the cuisine. That evolution is happening at Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing, a new restaurant on Abbot Kinney Boulevard in Venice that has a bit of a tangled past. The new place is not under the same ownership as a previous restaurant by the same name and on the same street, and there has been much confusion about whether there is any continuity from one to the other. I never went to the first WiSC, so I can’t address whether the menu is similar, but I can say that what is happening there now is brilliant. The space that used to be Lilly’s is fronted by a lively bar with an exceptional selection of boutique booze – Bourbon fans in particular will find some arcane brands to choose from. The South is liquor country, and the bartenders here act accordingly. As we quickly found, WiSC makes a mean rye Manhattan and the house Old Fashioned is strong and tasty. There is also a good wine and beer list for those who prefer Californian imbibing. We started the meal with ap-

petizers – pork fritters and a bowl of chanterelle mushroom soup. The only novelty about the soup was the topping of crisped sunchoke shavings, both ornament and flavor contrast. The creamy mushroom soup was rich and tasty, but a bit bland compared to everything else we tried. The pork fritters, also known as croquettes, were a mix of meat and spices coated in bread crumbs and fried so the exterior is crisp, with the interior almost a stew. It fits the Southern profile – rich, crispy and fried, and the bed of faintly bitter mixed chickories with pickled watermelon chunks completed the flavor spectrum, sweet and tart. When I sampled the croquette, chickory, and watermelon one after the other it was delightful. For main courses we selected white bass etoufee, braised lamb belly, and quail with ham hock stuffing, grits, pickled okra and corn. Etoufee is a Louisiana specialty of seafood in rich, spicy roux gravy, either topped with a vegetable mix or with the cooked veggies stirred in. Here the seafood had been grilled, sauced, and then topped with a mix of lightly sautéed bell peppers, celery, and shrimp, with a few Asian-style rice cakes in the mix. Some micro-greens added color if not much flavor – a pretty garnish on a very tasty dish. There was a balance of hot spice and warmth, fresh flavors and long-cooked. Etoufee is sometimes made with junk fish under the assumption that the gravy will hide the lack of seafood flavor, but in this case you could savor each component. The lamb belly looked disappointing; a small portion of meat with a scattering of smoked pole beans, a dab of chopped stewed kale and some black-eyed peas. The portion was just adequate, but the flavors were fantastic: the lamb’s natural meatiness was intensified by slow-cooking that had melted out the fat. The smoked green beans and black-

eyed peas were well-calibrated accompaniments to the lamb, but I would have liked more. There were also two small pieces of caramelized salsify, but my companions ate those before I could try any. The quail had a more generous portion, but it was the only dish where the flavors were unbalanced. The bird with ham hock stuffing was well thought out and executed, the pickled okra a tart contrast to the rich meat, but the grits cooked with mascarpone cheese were very bland. The flavors and textures of the mild, creamy grits and the stuffing were similar, and the almost unseasoned corn and carrots didn’t contribute much. I would have preferred the grits without the cheese so the corn flavor could be emphasized, and alongside a green vegetable, perhaps the broccoli or collards that are served with other dishes. Each individual item had merit, but the combination detracted from the whole rather than adding to it. For dessert we shared warm bread pudding topped with banana mousse, served over bitter chocolate sauce with powdered bacon. This was a delicious end to the meal – creamy banana and bitter chocolate were interesting counterpoints to a bread pudding that would have been tasty even without them. It was an adept reformulation of a New Orleans favorite and well worth the calories. Dinner for three, with appetizers and two drinks each, ran about $50 per person – not excessive given the novelty of the preparations and caliber of the cooking. Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing stands out even in a crowded scene for its original take on traditional flavors, the fruit of taking Southern ideas seriously. Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing is at 1031 Abbot Kinney Blvd. in Venice. Open for brunch Sa-Su 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., dinner daily except Monday, at 4 p.m. Full bar, corkage $15. §


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THE CHART HOUSE

Waterfront dining, fresh fish and seafood, prime rib, steaks, and the famous salad bar. Happy Hour, Mon. - Fri., 4:30 -7 p.m., Sat/Sun 11:30 am. - 4 p.m., valet parking and dinghy dock, heated patio dining, 13950 Panay Way, Marina del Rey, (310) 822-4144, www.chart-house.com.

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INTERIM CAFÉ

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New York deli-style favorites, sandwiches, beer, wine, open COURTYARD MARRIOTT 24/7, catering, 802 Santa Monica Café has full American breakfast Blvd., Santa Monica, (310) buffet, omelet and waffle stations, 394-1131, www.Izzysdeli.com. 6 a.m. - 11 a.m., also serving cocktails and casual dining menu JOE’S RESTAURANT for dinner, 13480 Maxella Ave., California-French cuisine, fresh Marina del Rey, (310) 822-8555, ingredients from local Farmers free parking. Market, First Fridays music, catering, 1023 Abbot Kinney FIGTREE CAFÉ Blvd., Venice, 9310) 399-5811, Breakfast, lunch, dinner, Happy www.joesrestaurant.com. Hour Mon. - Fri. 3 - 6 p.m., healthy food on the Boardwalk, JONI’S COFFEE CAFÉ 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. daily, imported/ Breakfast served all day, lunch, domestic wine, beer, 429 Ocean espresso, coffee roasted on premises, Front Walk, Venice, (310) 392- beer, wine, 7 days, 552 Washington 4937, www.figtreescafe.com. Blvd., Marina del Rey, (310) 3057147, www.joniscoffee.com.

French, Mediterranean, Farmers Market influence, extensive MORFIA’S RIBS AND PIES wine list, 2424 Pico Blvd., Santa Brick pit smoked BBQ, homemade Monica, (310) 581-9888, www. pies, cakes, catering, 7 days 11 a.m. - 9 p.m., catering, parties/ josierestaurant.com. events, 4077 Lincoln Blvd., Marina del Rey, (310) 821-6039, KILLER SHRIMP Serving signature dish, fresh www.morfiasribsandpies.com.

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Breakfast, lunch, dinner, beer, wine, freshly brewed and whole bean coffee, Italian style sandwiches, snacks for kids, soups, salads, pasta, specials, assorted desserts and pastries daily, happy hour 4 - 7 p.m., Sun. - Thurs. 6:30 a.m. - 10 p.m., Fri./Sat. 6:30 a.m. - 11 p.m., 4325 Glencoe Ave., Marina del Rey, (310) 823-4446, www. paninicoffeeandcafe.com.

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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. Any home can have a radon problem, including new and old homes, wellsealed and drafty homes, and homes with or without basements. In fact, you and your family are most likely to get your greatest radiation exposure at home. That is where you spend most of your time. Nearly one out of every 15 homes in the United States is estimated to have an elevated radon level (4 pCi/L or more). Elevated levels of radon gas have been found in homes in your state. The EPA and the Surgeon General recommend that you test your home. Testing is the only way to know if you and your family are at risk from radon. The EPA and the Surgeon General recommend testing all homes below the third floor for radon. I’m selling a home. What should I do? If you are thinking of selling your home and you have already tested your home for radon, review the Radon Testing Checklist to make sure that the test was done correctly. If so, provide your test results to the buyer. No matter what kind of test you took, a potential buyer may ask for a new test, especially if: the Radon Testing Checklist items were not met; the last test is not recent, (e.g., within two years); you have renovated or altered your home since you tested; or the buyer plans to live in a lower level of the house than was tested, such as a basement suitable for occupancy but not currently lived in. A buyer may also ask for a new test if your state or local government requires disclosure of radon information to buyers. If your home has not yet been tested for Radon, have a test taken as soon as possible. If you can, test your home before

putting it on the market. You should test in the lowest level of the home which is suitable for occupancy. This means testing in the lowest level that you currently live in or a lower level not currently used, but which a buyer could use for living space without renovations. Some states require radon measurement testers to follow a specific testing protocol. If you do the test yourself, you should carefully follow the testing protocol for your area or the EPA’s Radon Testing Checklist. If you hire a contractor to test your residence, protect yourself by hiring a qualified individual or company. You can determine a service provider’s qualifications to perform radon measurements or to mitigate your home in several ways. Many states require radon professionals to be licensed, certified or registered. Most states can provide you with a list of knowledgeable radon service providers doing business in your state. In states that don’t regulate radon services, ask the contractor if they hold a professional proficiency or certification credential. Such programs usually provide members with a photo-ID card which indicates their qualification(s) and its expiration date. If in doubt, you should check with their credentialing organization. Alternatively, ask the contractor if they’ve successfully completed formal training appropriate for testing or mitigation, e.g., a course in radon measurement or radon mitigation. This week’s question was answered by Debra Berman and Pat Kandel, Coldwell Banker Previews, (310) 577-2320.

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Great curb appeal with its eco-friendly and drought-resistant landscaping. The partially remodeled 2-bedroom, 1-bath home includes a bonus room which could be a large 3rd bedroom. There is a back unit with a 3/4 bath, perfect for studio, in-laws, or guest quarters. The totally renovated kitchen has Caesarstone counters, gorgeous cabinets and stone floors. Features include a large backyard, new roof, and copper plumbing. Priced to Sell at $659,000

Dan Christian “Service, Satisfaction, SOLD!” 310.251.6918 The Westchester & Playa del Rey Specialist


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Mid-Century Modern Beach House

Marina City Club!!!

6524 Vista Del Mar • Playa del Rey

For Sale One-bedrOOm

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

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1120CTS Ocean & Marina Views Highly Upgraded . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $699,900 902 WTS Ocean & Marina Views . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . sOLD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $549,900

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8701 DELGANY AVE, #111, PLAYA DEL REY Beautiful newly remodeled condo in Briarcliff complex; foyer entry to LR & DR w/ new laminte flooring; spac sunroom w/ view of pool; rem kit w/ granite, SS appl & tile floor; 2 ensuite bdrms; 2 rem ba; HOA $375. $417,000

5804 ABERNATHY DRIVE, WESTCHESTER Terrific opportunity in Westport Hts on cul de sac; LR w/ fplc & adjoining dining area; rem kit w/ granite, oak & marble; 3 bd; MBR suite; 2.75 ba; skylights; att garage w/ direct entry& lg attic for storage. $579,000

8337 WESTLAWN AVE, WESTCHESTER Fabulous remodel in Kentwood; 3 bdrms; 1.75 ba; MBR suite; great kit opens to spac DR/family area; hdwd floors; FOUR car garage; lovely rear yd w/ patio & spa; dual-pane windows; many special features. $719,000

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7314 WESTLAWN AVE, WESTCHESTER Spacious home in prime upper NoKentwood loc on cul de sac; LR w/ fplc & lg picture windows; formal DR; FR adjoins encl patio; 4 bd; MBR suite; 3.75 ba;pool & patio; ocean, city lights & mountain views. $802,000

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Classic Tudor Home in Marina del Rey

Marina City Club

3935 Alla Road

Kentwood Home

Charm abounds in this 1,433 square-foot Tudor-style home, with two bedrooms and one bath on a 6,552 square-foot lot. 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. Offered at $849,000

LINDA BLACK, CBR, SFR 310.804.6432 Email: lindablack@coldwellbanker.com

“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. “Atop a knoll, this wonderful Kentwood gem exudes tranquility, with a beautiful magnolia tree shading the front entrance,” say agents Kevin and Kaz Gallaher. “The warm and inviting three-bedroom, two-bath home features a customtiled entry that leads to a formal living/dining room with elegant crown molding, a fireplace, and gorgeous hardwood flooring. The airy kitchen has oak cabinetry, Corian counter tops and an inside laundry area. The family room is centrally located, offering a mini-bar and custom brick fireplace. The secluded master suite has a custom-tiled bathroom with separate tub and shower. The secondary bedrooms are good-sized, with new carpeting and mirrored sliding closet doors. Features include a detached two-car garage and a fully enclosed back yard.” The property is offered at $695,000. Information, Kevin and Kaz Gallaher, RE/MAX Execs, (310) 410-9777.

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George Chung, renowned real estate agent on the Westside, knocks on his one millionth door and chooses to celebrate by thanking the community that helped him get there. The celebration is on Wednesday, December 12, from 5 to 8 p.m. at his home office, 3487 Beethoven St., Los Angeles, 90066. Born in New York City and raised in Japan and Korea, George Chung returned to the United States in 1970 to pursue his “American Dream” by obtaining a B.S. in Engineering, followed by a Masters Degree in Business Administration from UCLA. Chung began his real estate career in 1972, and over the years has held numerous leadership positions in the industry. He has served as the Zone Director for the Mar Vista Community Council and chaired the ad-hoc committee for the Santa Monica College Bundy Campus. He also acted as president and director of the United Multiple Listing Service. Throughout his real estate career, Chung made it a priority to serve his customers personally and set a goal to knock on one million doors throughout the 90066 area, handing out his newsletter instead of mailing it, shaking hands with past, present, and hopefully, future clients. After hearing of Chung’s accomplishment, a local resident noted, “He simply wanted to know who he could help that day and there was no better way to do it than to meet each and every one of them, door by door.” The charitable recipient for the event is the Venice High School Music Department. As a community advocate, he has always concerned himself with the well-being of

his Mar Vista neighborhood, where he has resided since 1976. After learning that the Marching Band program was removed due to budget cuts, he wanted to ensure that the kids were still able to pursue the arts and receive the well-rounded education they deserve, and generously stepped in and donated seven trumpets the program needed, as well as covering the entry fee to send their award-winning choir to the Los Angeles Master Chorale Competition at the Walt Disney Concert Hall to be held next spring. The Venice High School Trumpeters and Allegros Choir will be present at the event to perform and receive their donations. George Chung Realtors is now an official Toys for Tots drop-off location, so please feel free to bring a new, unwrapped toy to the event. Collection hours will be from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily, including the day of the event. Please RSVP for the celebration by Monday, December 10, to clareau@georgechungrealtors.com, (310) 391-6346.


Q: How can I financially prepare myself in the event of another natural disaster such as Hurricane Sandy? A: Hurricane Sandy has proven to be one of the most costly storms in U.S. history. Now being dubbed Superstorm Sandy, the aftermath has many of us questioning our own disaster preparedness. The basics are the same no matter the type of disaster. We hear about having food, water, flashlights and other items that will help you get through the first few days of an emergency. But have you considered what happens next? After the disaster, what can you do to help ease the financial impact? Even if you are insured, large deductibles for certain natural disasters could leave you with significant unreimbursed losses. In California, we have earthquakes and have large earthquake deductibles, which

are sometimes 10 percent or 15 percent of the home value. In recent years, many insurers have added hurricane and wind deductible that can run as high as 5 percent of the home value. This means if you have a $400,000 home, the first $20,000 of losses would not be reimbursed. The portion of your loss that is unreimbursed by insurance may be considered a casualty loss on your taxes. Casualty losses are calculated on IRS Form 4684, which will walk you through figuring the net amount of your loss after insurance reimbursement. The loss must also be reduced by any salvage value or other reimbursement you receive or expect to receive. The form will then reduce your net loss by 10 percent of your Adjusted

Gross Income (AGI). If you still have a loss after subtracting 10 percent of your AGI, that loss then flows to your itemized deductions on Schedule A. It can be cumbersome, but can pay off, especially for these larger losses. If the disaster is in a federally declared disaster area, you have a choice to deduct the loss on the return for the year in which the disaster occurred or on the return for the prior year. This may mean amending the prior year return, and often means quicker refunds. Having good records will be key to maximizing the loss to which you are entitled. Now may be a good time to think about documenting your assets. You may want to consider: making a video tour of your home, espe-

cially items of value, and keep it in a safe deposit box. Don’t forget valuable landscaping or built-in patio elements; scanning receipts for larger home purchases, repairs and improvements. Keep a copy on a thumb drive in a safe deposit box or use an online backup service. If you find yourself without some records, IRS Publication 2194, Disaster Resource Guide for Individuals and Businesses, has some great ideas on how to reconstruct lost records. This week’s question was answered by Lori Shrout, EA, Manager, Gumbiner Savett, Inc., one of the largest CPA and business advisory firms in Southern California, http://gscpa.com.

Mid-Century Modern Beach House

“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.

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Venice Lease

Ocean and City Views

“This new listing is one of the lowest priced units in Marina City Club,” says agent Eileen McCarthy. “This fabulous one-bedroom, one-bath unit has floor-to-ceiling windows with spectacular ocean, city and mountain views. “The five-star resort lifestyle at Marina City Club include six tennis courts, three swimming pools, a racquetball court, paddle tennis, a professional fitness gym, a full restaurant and bar, a beauty parlor, a convenience store, maid service, a car wash, and 24-hour guard gated security.” The property is offered at $299,000. Information, Eileen McCarthy, Marina Ocean Properties, (310) 822-8910.

“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.

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4535 Jasmine Avenue 5845 Doverwood Drive #101 5358 Emporia Avenue

3/1.5 In Carlson Park on cul-de-sac, full remodel 3/2.5 Front-facing unit, upgraded kitchen 3/2 Remodeled in excellent condition

$785,000 $412,000 $748,000

Martin Feinberg Linda Light Karen Dolce

Keller Williams Realty Coldwell Banker Dolce & Associates

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2/3 Sun-filled Mediterranean newly redone 4/3 Mid-century modern

$1,459,000 $850,000

Alice Plato Michael A.J. Ferretti

Coldwell Banker DuPont Street Realty Advisors

310-704-4188 310-896-5003

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1125 Yale Street 101 California Avenue #1006 825 Berkeley Street

4/3 Stunning remodeled home, elegant interior 1 bdrm Spacious on 10th floor Ocean breezes, views to Catalina from most angles

$2,400,000 $1,125,000 $3,725,000

Melissa Alt Bradley F. Cole Billy Rose

Teles Properties, Inc. Prudential CA Realty The Agency

424-202-3232 310-910-9768 424-230-3702

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3/2 Great curb appeal, great space, great value 2+1 w/back unit 1+1.75, gorgeous kitchen

$739,000 $659,000

Stephanie Younger Dan Christian

Teles Properties Shorewood Realtors

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Friends of CLARE event raises over $400,000 The 15th Annual Friends of CLARE Tribute Dinner raised over $400,000 to support the Santa Monica-based social service organization. The event, which honored “Nurse Jackie” cocreators Liz Brixius and Linda Wallem and twotime Emmy Award-winning voice actor Maurice LaMarche for their contributions to the CLARE Foundation, took place Nov. 8 at the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel. CLARE works to provide compassionate treatment, recovery, and prevention services to individuals, families and the community. Honorees Brixius and Wallem received the Friends of CLARE Tribute Award in recognition of their lasting contributions to the field of recovery, CLARE officials said.

LaMarche was recognized with the Spirit of CLARE Award, which is presented to individuals who serve CLARE in extraordinary ways. For the past year, LaMarche has provided funds to sponsor a treatment bed for individuals who cannot pay for CLARE’s services. “This night is truly an inspiration,” said CLARE Foundation Executive Director Nicholas Vrataric. “The commitment that Liz, Linda, and Maurice have shown to CLARE and our work of saving lives through recovery is inspiring. We are grateful to have the opportunity to thank them, and to show all of our supporters how their contributions make CLARE’s mission of providing compassionate treatment, recovery, and prevention services possible.”

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Montgomery started the “Give Thanks & Gobble” holiday feast when she was 17 as part of the requirements to earn the Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest honor in girl scouting. To receive the award, Montgomery had to undertake a project that required three to four months of planning and 70 hours of work. OPCC officials say the inaugural event was successful in raising awareness on the issue of homelessness and hunger in Santa Monica and for raising funds for the agency. They hope to maintain it as an annual Thanksgiving 1sttradition. Proof

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Teamwork at the Table – L.A. Clippers players including from left, Chauncey Billups, Chris Paul and Ronny Turiaf, as well as staff and volunteers from the Clippers and Ralphs/Food 4 Less, and St Joseph Center Executive Director Va Lecia Adams prepare to distribute turkeys at the 24th annual Thanksgiving event in Venice Nov. 16.

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Due largely in part to revenue expected to be generated from a Nov. 6 ballot proposition, Santa Monica College has decided to reinstate a full offering of general education classes and programs for its six-week winter “intersession,” college officials announced Nov. 20. SMC officials say the decision is based on evidence of an improving state economy and outreach to potential private partnerships for assistance, as well as Proposition 30, a ballot initiative that passed with 53 percent of the vote last month. It will raise income taxes on those earning more than $250,000 a year as well as raise the state sales tax from 7.25 to 7.5 percent. The tax measure also allocates 89 percent of the temporary tax revenues to K-12 schools and 11 percent to community colleges. “Proposition 30 provides stability with regard to State funding,” said SMC President Chui L. Tsang. “For the good of our students and for the good of our state, we are acting now to restore our winter class offerings.”

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Volleyball champion Walsh Jennings named boat parade grand marshal For its 50th anniversary Saturday, Dec. 8, the Marina del Rey Boat Parade will have three-time Olympic gold medalist Kerri Walsh Jennings leading the way. Manhattan Beach resident Walsh Jennings, who won gold in beach volleyball with teammate Misty May-Teanor in 2004, 2008 and 2012, has been named the grand marshal for the parade’s 50th year. The theme of this year’s event is fittingly, “A Solid Gold Christmas.” Walsh Jennings began her career on the indoor volleyball court at Stanford University and garnered a number of records before transitioning to the sand where she has become one half of the winningest team in beach volleyball history with partner May-Treanor. Walsh Jennings was Association of Volleyball Professionals’ Best Offensive and Most Outstanding Player in 2003 and 2007, and only the second player in NCAA history to receive First-Team All-

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Sunset Park residents donate 1,800 pounds of food for Thanksgiving drive Residents of the Sunset Park neighborhood of Santa Monica donated over 1,800 pounds of food for an annual Thanksgiving food drive organized by Keller Williams realtors Scott Price and Janice Hou. For the fourth consecutive year, bags were dropped off at residents’ doorsteps in the first week of November and food donations were picked up at the end of the week. Price and Hou said that after the initial pick-up, 1,300 pounds and over 10 barrels of food were filled to be given to the Westside Food Bank. An additional 500 pounds of food were collected over the weekend during another round of pick-ups. The 2,000 brown bags left at residents’ doorsteps were donated by Yummy.com and later gathered by Price, Hou and three volunteers. In total, six carloads of food from Sunset Park residents were transported to the Westside Food Bank at 1710 22nd St. in Santa Monica.

CITY COUNCILMAN BILL ROSENDAHL was honored by Gateway to L.A. at the organization’s holiday concert Nov. 20 at the Sheraton Gateway Hotel in Westchester. The organization includes a business improvement district of properties adjacent to Los Angeles International Airport.

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After 18 years at the helm of New Roads School in Santa Monica, Dr. David Bryan has announced he will step down as president and head of school at the end of the current school year. “New Roads is a unique place and has, since its inception, navigated the complexities of challenge, opportunity and imagination,” Bryan said. “We are expanding and building new facilities, and we remain fully committed to our founding mission of providing engaged and innovative progressive education to a diverse community representing the full cultural richness of Los Angeles.” Bryan will be succeeded by Walter Landberg, the current head of school at the Innovation Academy Charter School in Tyngsboro, Mass., who will take over at the start of the 2013-14 school year, according to school officials.

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Full-time JobS Driver - $0.03 enhanced quarterly bonus. Get paid for any portion you qualify for: safety, production-, MPG. CDL-A, 3 months- current OTR exp. 800-414-9569 www.driveknight.com (Cal-SCAN) 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) earn up to $75000!! FT/PT. Positions Available Now. Training provided. Pharmacy/Dental Discount Plans. Call Now for Special Bonus!!! 1-877-308-7959 ext 231 (CadNET) eXPerIeNCeD reAL eSTATe AGENTS for small PdR office. Great splits. Some leads available. Call: 310-301-3090, Martin HeALTH CoACHeS w/positive attitude. PT, $500-2000/mo. FT, $2000-$9000/mo. 310-999-3276 PHoNe SKILLS. earn 6 figures. Call: 949-872-1390 ToP PAY for Limited Experience! 34 cpm for 1 mos. OTR exp. Plus Benefits, New Equip & 401K. 877258-8782 www.ad-drivers.com (CalSCAN)

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26ft erICSoN 1967: Sloop. 2003 Yamaha 8HP 4 stroke eng. Pwr everything. 7ft. achilles tinghy w/ inflatable flr. 2 HP 4 stroke Honda outbrd. $2, 500. 626-695-8529

veNICe: HeLP FeeD FerAL cats. Voice for the Animals is looking for feral cat feeders in the Venice area. If interested, please call 310392-5153 and leave a message for Debbie at 4#.

28’ NeWPorT 28 mark II ‘87: Xlnt cond. Full keel, nu standing & running rigging, radar & auto pilot bow & stern anchors+. $22K, obo. For pictures call: 310-401-5300 or: margulies.bill@gmail.com. 30ft. LANCer 1985: C&C design. Tan hull, green sails, xlnt Yanmar dsl. Wheel steering, autopilot, roller furling. Fast & lovely! $9K, obo. David: 310-351-9212 PIrATe SHIP for sale. $800,000. Robert: 310-394-1533.

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310-823-7802 POSTAL MASTERS boAtSliPS For rent Boat SlipS 24’ & 26’ Starting at $274/mo. $99 Deposit special Water, electricity, restrooms, showers, access to pool, spa and laundry.

voLUNTeer DrIverS needed. The Disabled American Veterans (DAV), a non-profit org serving CA Veterans, seeks dedicated drivers to transport Vets to the WLA VA Hospital. Vehicle & gas provided. Info, contact: Blas Barragan, 310478-3711 (then immediately enter) x-49062 or 310-268-3344

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. 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.

SAlon SPAce mdr SALoN: rental space avail. Hair Stylist & Manicurist. Great opprtny. Caroline: 310-821-0476 or (cell) 310-977-9998. STATIoN For reNT or comm. John Peri Salon. Contact Cameron @: 310-821-8012

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mature housekeeper wanted for elderly man. Cul City. Must enjoy cooking, fluent in Eng, need reliable transportation for errands/drs appts. Mon-Fri, 10a-6p. Temp to full. Refs. req’d. 760-641-7692.

14126 Marquesas Way, Ste. a, Marina del rey, Ca 90292 310-823-4555

HIrING: Workers Needed to Assemble Products at Home. No selling, $500 weekly potential. Info. 1-985646-1700 DEPT. CAD-4085 (CADnet) SerIoUS eNTrePreNeUrS WANTED. Make money now. Six figures plus possible over time, company car program, commissions & bonuses. Call for details, to arrange interview: (970) 455-4075. (Cal-SCAN)

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clASSeS & SeminAr 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

clubS & orgAnizAtionS 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. 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

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 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. 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

roomS For rent

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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

SPeciAl eventS SPreAD The Love This HoLIDAY! Donate Toys for LAPD Pacific Division Winter Wonderland Toy Drive. Contact Renee Piane to Donate Toys at our Fun Event on Sunday, Dec 2nd. Give backÖ Make a difference! Call for info: 310827-1100, or visit our site: www. ReneePiane.com

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You need it done, I can do it. 26 years of home improvement & repair experience. LICENSED, BONDED & INSURED. Call robert: 310-930-0918

Extended Stays Special Rates Jolly Roger Hotel Near Venice Beach

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mdr: Pvt rm & ba in Twnhm. All amens, & prkg. Prof’l pref’d. N/s, N/p, N/d. $925/mo. 310-301-9042 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. WINDSor HILLS: Pvt bd/ba in hse. Hillside w/vu. $700, incl utils. 323-294-8527 or 323-321-4444.

unFurniSHed APArtmentS mAr vISTA: $1195. Clean 1bd, hdwd flrs, stv, frig, lndry, prkg. n/p, n/s, good cr. req’d. 310-451-2993 Pdr: 1 bedroom, $1295/mo. 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. 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

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

WeSTCHSTr: Upper pvt 2+1. Wd flrs & nu pnt. Stv, W/d hkups, gar. $1500. N/p. 213-819-3480

gArAgeS For rent

WeSTCHSTr: 1bd, 2bd & 3bd. From $1,050 - $1,700. Must see. No pets. 310-306-0771

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

oFFice SPAce LA: oFFICe/ reTAIL space near Venice & Sepulveda. $1275/mo. Call Terry: 310-559-9070. mAr vISTA: 3 sep. rooms, 2 half baths, courtyrd. Strt prkg. $1500/mo + utils. Agt: 310-836-1176

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HAndymAn 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

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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 HouSeS 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 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.

W HAWTHorNe: 2bd+2ba TH. Quiet area. Cls to shops, fwy. Stv, lndry, prkg. $1250. 310-663-9898

AcreAge

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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)

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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)

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bLISSFUL reLAXATIoN! experience Tranquility & Freedom from Stress through Nurturing & Caring touch in a total healing environment. Lynda, LMT: 310-749-0621

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)

cAble ServiceS AT&T U-verse for just $29/mo! BUNDLE & SAVE with AT&T Internet+Phone+TV and get a FREE pre-paid Visa Card! (select plans). HURRY, CALL NOW! 800-3193280. (Cal-SCAN) DIreCTv for $29.99/mo for 24 months. Over 140 channels. FREE HD-DVR Upgrade! FREE NFL Sunday Ticket w/CHOICE Package! Call TODAY for details 1-888-7212794. (Cal-SCAN) 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 1-888-7169210. (Cal-SCAN)

comPuter ServiceS meridian Computer Service. 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. 1-888-865-0271 (Cal-SCAN)

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CA$H PAID - up to $26/Box for unexpired, sealed DIABETIC TEST STRIPS. Hablamos Espanol. 1-800371-1136. (CADnet)

TV, VCR, STEREO REPAIR

STEEL BUILDINGS: 5 only 2(16x22), 30x48, 40x52, 60x82. Sell For Balance Owed! Free Delivery! 1-800-462-7930x229 (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)

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HOUSEHOLD FURNISHINGS

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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)

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Wants to purchase minerals and other oil and gas interests. Send details to P.O. Box 13557 Denver, Co. 80201. (CADnet)

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.”

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PET CORNER

“We cuddle your canine when you can’t.” TM

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KISMET This pure white kitten, 6 months old, has FeLV. While not active, and in perfect health, she needs to be an only cat. She is incredibly loving, playful and would be great in a family home.

JULIET A Savannah mix with gorgeous spots, she was rescued from one of the canyons by a good neighbor and is as smart as they come.

Call Melissa if interested in either of them or would like to meet some of our other homeless pets 310-977-3678. Visit our website: www.foafla.petfinder.com

Not Sharing is Caring on Thanksgiving The spcaLA wants to ensure pet safety over the Thanksgiving holiday. You can avoid emergency trips to the vet by following these easy tips. Never give your pet left-over bones. They can splinter and be fatal to pets. Turkey skin and gravy are too fatty and long-term ingestion can cause pancreatitis. If you’re serving turkey, discard leftover bones and bits in a plastic bag, tie securely, and dispose of it outside in a dumpster with a secure lid to avoid stray animals from accessing it and getting sick. Chocolate can also make your pets very sick. Make sure your pets have tags and are microchipped. The risk of them getting outside with holiday visitors is much higher. Teach your pet to “come when called.” This is a fail-safe command, should your dog get loose.

Pet Corner

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LEGAL ADVERTISING FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2012 196842 The following person is doing business as :1. Premiere Sales and Distribution, 12655 Washington Blvd. #109, Los Angeles, CA 90066, County of Los Angeles. 2. Lavander Group. Articles of Incorporation or Organization Number: AI #ON: 3438949. Registered owner: Deal of the Day, 1860 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90025. This business is conducted by a Corporation. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on September 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: Daniel Holtz, Deal of the Day, Inc, Owner, Daniel Holtz. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on October 2, 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 208799 The following person is doing business as: Las Casitas III, 22287 Mullholland Hwy #86, Calabasas, CA 91302, County of Los Angeles. Articles of Incorporation or Organization Number: AI #ON: 2012 22910004. Registered owner: Hinds Properties Group, LLC, 22287 Mullholland Hwy #86, Calabasas, CA 91302. 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: Hinds Properties Group, LLC., Rachel Zlicha, Owner. 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 208805 The following person is doing business as: Overseas Contractors Supplies, 121 Rose Lane, Monrovia, CA 91016, County of Los Angeles. Articles of Incorporation or Organization Number: AI #ON: Registered owner: John W. Hutcheson, 121 Rose Lane, Monrovia, CA 91016. This business is conducted by an Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on Jan 1, 1976. 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: John W. Hutcheson, Owner. 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 208809 The following person is doing business as: Lower East Change, 2871 East Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90023, County of Los Angeles. Articles of Incorporation or Organization Number AI #ON: 5167398. Registered owner: Lower East Change, LLC, 2871 East Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90023. 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: Grant Lewis, Manager, Lower East Change, LLC. 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 208833 The following person is doing business as: Santa Monica Pizza Kitchen, 1318 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90403, County of Los Angeles. Articles of Incorporation or Organization Number: AI #ON: 1736714. Registered owner: Santa Monica Pizza Kitchen, Inc., 1318 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90403. This business is conducted by a Corporation. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 9/11/2012. 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: Santa Monica Pizza Kitchen, Inc., Kaveh Karimi, VP of Operations. 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 208862 The following person is doing business as: 1. The Dough Room, 3409 Overland Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90034, County of Los Angeles. 2. Dough Room. Articles of Incorporation or Organization Number: AI #ON: 201204810097. Registered owner: Local Pie, LLC, 3409 Overland Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90034. 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 9/11/2012. 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: Local Pie, LLC, Kaveh Karimi, Managing Partner. 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 208867 The following person is doing business as: 1st Pacific One Smart Services, 3010 Wilshire Blvd., #333, Los Angeles, CA 90010, County of Los Angeles. Articles of Incorporation or Organization Number: AI #ON: Registered owner: Jim Peterson, 3010 Wilshire Blvd., #333, Los Angeles, CA 90010. 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: Jim Peterson, Owner. 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).

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). 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).

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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

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legal advertising 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 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

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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).

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).

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 provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code).

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FICTITIOUS bUSINESS NAmE STATEmENT File No. 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.

FICTITIOUS bUSINESS NAmE STATEmENT File No. 2012 217464 The following person is doing business as: LA Platinum Tour and Transportation Services, 3726 S. Barrington Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90066, County of Los Angeles. Articles of Incorporation or Organization Number: AI #ON: 201228310043. Registered owner: HRBS, LLC, 3726 S. Barrington Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90066. This business is conducted by an 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: HRBS, LLC, Harald R. Bachmann, CEO. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on October 31, 2012. Argonaut published: November 22, 29, December 6, 13, 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

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. 2012 226425 The following person is doing business as: 1. Hollywood Electronics, 1784 No. Sycamore Ave. #306, Los Angeles, CA 90028, County of Los Angeles. 2. Teardrop Productions. Articles of Incorporation or Organization Number: AI #ON: Registered owner: Fred Grijalva,

1784 No. Sycamore Ave. #306, Los Angeles, CA 90028. 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: Fred Grijalva, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on November 13, 2012. Argonaut published: November 22, 29, December 6, 13, 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 226432 The following person is doing business as: 1. XpresSpa, 1 World Way, LAX International Airport, Tom Bradley International Terminal, Los Angeles, CA 90045 2. 3 East 54th Street, 9th Floor, New York, CA 10022. Articles of Incorporation or Organization Number: AI #ON: 201230310064. Registered owner: XpresSpa LAX Tom Bradley, 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: XpresSpa LAX Tom Bradley, LLC, Moreton Binn, CEO. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on November 13, 2012. Argonaut published: November 22, 29, December 6, 13, 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 227546 The following person is doing business as: 1. Rest Assured, 12923 Venice Boulevard, Venice, CA 90066, County of Los Angeles. 2. Rest Assured Bedding, 10990 Rochester Avenue #112, Los Angeles, CA 90066. Articles of Incorporation or Organization Number: AI #ON: Registered owner: Michelle LaVon Beaty, 10990 Rochester Avenue #112, Los Angeles, CA 90066. This business is conducted by an Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Registrant Signature/Name: Michelle Beaty. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on November 14, 2012. Argonaut published: November 22, 29, December 6, 13, 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 227546 The following person is doing business as: Hail Mary, 661 Mildred Ave., Venice CA 90291, County of Los Angeles. Articles of Incorporation or Organization Number: AI #ON: Registered owner: Tool Box, Inc., 661 Mildred Ave., Venice CA 90291. This business is conducted by a Corporation. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 1/2/13. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Registrant Signature/Name: Tool Box, Inc., Marie Shaffer, President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on November 08, 2012. Argonaut published: November 22, 29, December 6, 13, 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).


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