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S A N TA M O N I C A

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October 1 – October 7, 2021 Volume CVIII, Issue 113

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Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District Experiencing Bus Driver Shortage District considering lowering current level of job qualifications By Dolores Q uintana

The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District is experiencing an extreme shortage of applicants for open school bus driver positions that are much like the rest of the country. In an attempt to attract more qualified applicants, the District has advanced the idea to lower the current level of job qualifications. As of now, the minimums are a high school diploma, six months of training plus professional driving experience and a clean driving record, along with the proper licenses and certifications that are required by the state reported the Santa Monica Daily Press. Josh Kahn, Director of Personnel said to the Santa Monica Daily Press, “The district

will propose making the high school diploma and the professional driving experience preferred qualifications, but not required in October.” Kahn added that “The district will be maintaining the necessary certifications, licenses and clean driving record.” Those statemandated requirements are non-negotiable and will remain in place. In addition, the Personnel Commission has already approved a higher pay rate to make those positions even more competitive. Bus driving pay will start out at what would normally be the highest pay rate for the most experienced drivers which is $24.88 an hour. There are two open positions for the district, one of which has been open for over a year and a half or since Jan. 2020. While the open position had 19,000 views on the site and over a hundred applications up until July of 2021, there were only six candidates out of that number that could be considered qualified for the open jobs. Personnel Director Kahn also added to the Santa Monica Daily Press, “Even if someone

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had very limited experience they’d still be able to take advantage of this offer, and receive more starting out with us than they would in other

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Man Charged With Attempted Murder for Santa Monica Road Rage Shooting Eliott Ferrando charged in connection to September 6 incident By Sam C atanzaro

A man faces two counts of attempted murder for shooting at a vehicle following a road rage incident in Santa Monica. According to the Santa Monica Police Department (SMPD), on September 6 around 1:21 p.m., officers responded to a report of shots fired in the area of Yorkshire Avenue and Pico Boulevard.

At the same time, an additional caller reported a hit and run near the same location. When officers arrived on the scene, both the suspect and suspect vehicle were gone, the SMPD noted. “The officers met with a victim and witnesses who reported that the suspect in this incident rammed the victims’ car from behind in a possible road rage incident. The victims exited their vehicle and while attempting to flee were targeted by the suspect who fired several gun shots at them,” the SMPD said in a press release. According to police, one of the victims received a grazing wound to his knee and was transported to a local hospital.

Following an investigation, on September 21 SMPD detectives with the support of the Special Weapons and Tactics Unit (SWAT) and the Drone Team, executed an arrest warrant for Eliott Ferrando, age 24. According to the SMPD, Ferrando was arrested without incident, booked for attempted murder and held in Santa Monica on $1,000,000 bail. “A subsequent search of his home uncovered a handgun believed to have been used in the September 6th incident,” the SMPD said. On September 23, the case was presented to the Los Angeles County District Attorney for filing. Ferrando was transferred into Los Angeles County Custody and charged with two counts of attempted murder with a recommendation for bail to be set at

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The scene of a hit and run and shooting in Santa Monica September 6.

$1,008,000. Ferrando was expected to appear in court September 27.

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Over $14 million in State Rental Assistance Funds Paid to Santa Monica Households Over 867 households helped By Staff W riter

Over $14 million in state rental assistance funds have been paid to over 867 Santa Monica households so far, city officials have announced. According to the City of Santa Monica, applications are still being accepted, and Santa Monica tenants and landlords are encouraged to apply before the state eviction moratorium expires on September 30, 2021. So far 1,819 Santa Monica households have applied with 569 more applications received by the State of California since focused outreach began on August 4, the City noted in a September 22 press release. In the same press release the City said that based on the latest data available from the State of California, Santa Monicans have requested $28.8 million in rental assistance and received an average assistance of $16,526 per household. Tenants who apply for rental assistance by September 30 and who are waiting to find out if they are eligible cannot be evicted through March 31, 2022, if they have met certain conditions. Landlords must apply for rent relief before attempting to evict tenants for

non-payment. “With the statewide eviction moratorium expiring in 8 days, now is the time to apply for rental assistance to ensure you can stay in your home,” said Eda Suh, Chief Deputy City Attorney. “If you have been impacted by COVID-19, are income eligible, and you are behind on or need help with your rent or utility payments, apply for this program before September 30.” In order to promote easy access to the program, the City is offering help for Santa Monica residents who need assistance applying for rent relief. Tenants and landlords can call 311 or email 311@santamonica.gov to ask questions or schedule appointments. Over 50 residents have contacted 311 to request assistance, and appointments can be in-person, online, or by phone. Help is available with the following items: • Filling out applications • Access to computers and internet • Questions about the application process • Help scanning or copying documents • Assistance in languages other than English • Support for tenants and landlords with disabilities According to the City, renters need proof of income, rental agreement, and a rent ledger (showing how much is owed) to complete the application process. Tenants who want help

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Venice Whaler Opens Santa Monica Location Westside Dining Scene B y D o l o r e s Q ui ntana Etta Now Open in Culver City Etta, Michelin-starred Chef Danny Grant’s rustic Italian cuisine restaurant, opened a new Culver City location earlier this month on the ground floor of the Shay Hotel in Ivy Station. The restaurant boasts 240 seats, with indoor and outdoor dining. Some of the menu items will include wood-fired pizza with summer corn and Jimmy Nardello pepper and dry-aged roasted branzino with tahini ricotta and charred eggplant. Diners can also enjoy wood-fired picnics of 40 oz bone-in hearth roasted short rib or whole grilled lobsters stuffed with bubbling shrimp, king crab, and “love”. These picnics are also served with hearth bread, lettuce cups, cucumbers, and yogurt sauce. In addition to wine and cocktails, a special “porrón and Polaroid” gives diners a Polaroid camera loaded with a roll of film and a porrón of wine so they can take instant photos of their special night. Primo’s Opens in Former Stan’s Donuts Space Primo’s Donuts, one of Los Angeles’ most beloved doughnut shops, has opened a Westwood Village location. Located in the space that formerly housed Stan’s Doughnuts, Primo’s will have cake and yeast doughnuts, an espresso bar and regular coffee from 7 am each day until they sell out. They will be selling Primo’s newest menu item, the ice cream doughnut sandwich. A Culver City location and

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Palisades is continuing to raise money for their highly successful “You Give. We Cook. They Eat” program. Draycott has been collecting money to deliver food to first responders and frontline workers since the beginning of the pandemic. Even after Los Angeles’ stay at home order has been lifted, the restaurant is still delivering meals to first responders. You can donate at their Go Fund Me page here or while visiting their restaurant at 15255 Palisades Village Lane. As their website states, “Your donations to the program will directly support local firefighting heroes by providing meals to those on the front lines”. Little Fatty Opening Adjacent Restaurant The Taiwanese soul food restaurant, Little Fatty, has announced that they will be opening a sister restaurant near their Mar Vista location

at 12204 W. Venice Blvd. The new venture will be called Big Fatty and will be more of a pizza and burger spot with an upscale dive bar atmosphere. Patrons will be able to enjoy live music on a small stage at the new restaurant, which will be a 2,658 square-foot location with 110 seats. Owner David Kuo has not yet set an opening date. Venice Whaler Opens Santa Monica Location Local institution The Venice Whaler opened another location in Santa Monica September 18. In the former Ma’Kai space at the corner of Broadway and Ocean in downtown, Santa Monica residents can expect The Whaler’s laid back party atmosphere and famous fish tacos, chowder fries, raw oysters, and the shared meal, The Tower 10.

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The Virtues of a Low-Rise City (Part 1) SMa.r.t. Santa Monica Architects for a Responsible Tomorrow

Santa Monica Architects for a Responsible Tomorrow has long advocated for a low rise city: that is a city primarily with buildings no taller than four stories. Six years ago we discussed the virtues of a low-rise city concept for Santa Monica. Today, those virtues remain in place, and have acquired even more importance since we wrote about it last time. It is worth revisiting the earlier discussion (with some minor alterations for today’s realities): In this first part of two articles, we will dig deeper and discuss the benefits of such a low rise city. The most important benefit is sustainability. Because the cleanest, nearest energy source is the sun, which is relatively abundant here, so we can design our buildings for maximum photovoltaic gain primarily with roof top solar collectors and with future advanced photovoltaic glazings: The problem with high rise buildings is that they make bad neighbors by shading and blocking lower neighbors from getting their photovoltaic sunlight and block their access to the natural

afternoon breezes that could be used to offset the need for expensive energyconsuming air conditioning. Thus tall buildings create the adverse effect of “a race to the sky “as buildings try to outdo one another to get higher to get sun access for power and access to wind. Technologies are being developed that may allow photovoltaic gain from walls, windows, and other surfaces, but we need to reduce energy consumption TODAY as we know from the Paris Climate Conference’s warnings. So the limited areas of roofs are today our best energy source. With low rise buildings, the roof top supply available for solar energy is inevitably more in line with the energy demands of the building than it is for mid or high rises. Three to five story low rise buildings are typically 33’ to 55’, but because because of allowable parapets, elevators etc., up to 18 additional feet of height is allowed which can block views, and creates canyonized alleys and streets which do not fit the friendly ambiance of our city. Finally low rise buildings are more survivable (resilient) in the event of a catastrophic earthquake when the city will be limping along at reduced water and power availability . This is particularly true if the quake occurs on

the San Andreas fault that separates the city from its far flung energy and water sources. In next week’s part two article we will discuss the other numerous advantages of low rise buildings to our city’s future. Mario Fonda-Bonardi for SMa.r.t. Santa Monica Architects for a Responsible Tomorrow: Mario Fonda-

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LA County DA to Dismiss Nearly 60,000 Cannabis Convictions In total, nearly 125,000 cannabis cases are being dismissed in Los Angeles County By Sam C atanzaro

Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón announced this week that his office — with support from The Social Impact Center — has identified nearly 60,000 cannabis convictions that will be dismissed. “Dismissing these convictions means the

SMMUSD, from page 1 at this higher rate, it’s still less than what some private companies, such as American Transportation offer, which is $29 an hour and a $1,000 per sign on bonus, which really speaks to how dire the current climate is.” Qualified bus drivers are so in demand that the SMMUSD feels justified in offering potential busing employees the most advantageous terms

possibility of a better future to thousands of disenfranchised people who are receiving this long-needed relief,” Gascón said. “It clears the path for them to find jobs, housing and other services that previously were denied to them because of unjust cannabis laws.” Gascón–the co-author of Proposition 64, the 2016 measure that made cannabis legal in California–was joined today by Felicia Carbajal, executive director and community leader of The Social Impact Center, a nonprofit organization that serves as a bridge between government, grassroots organizations and people in underserved communities; Lynne Lyman, former director of the Drug Policy Alliance; Public Defender Ricardo García and Alternate Public Defender Erika Anzoategui. “Giving people with cannabis convictions a new lease on life by expunging the records is

something I have worked on for years and I am grateful that we can now make it happen,” Carbajal said. In Los Angeles County, roughly 66,000 cannabis convictions were dismissed last year after Assembly Bill 1793 was passed that tasked prosecutors in California with affirmatively reviewing the convictions. However, the review only covered cases from state Department of Justice data. Further examination of Los Angeles County court records uncovered approximately 58,000 felony and misdemeanor cases dating back more than three decades that are eligible for dismissal. In total, nearly 125,000 cannabis cases are being dismissed in Los Angeles County. The latest batch of cases eligible for dismissal could come as a surprise to people who

either thought their convictions were already dismissed last year or were not aware they are eligible for resentencing. Although no law required prosecutors to take further action on the cannabis convictions, Gascón’s office says he wanted “to ensure by sealing their records, it would no longer hamper the ability of those convicted from obtaining employment, affecting their immigration status or receiving educational opportunities.”

possible. It is really that difficult to find the proper people for the job and it is affecting the day to day operations of the schools and the district. “Just as we were calling other districts for [busing] support. They’re calling us in support,” Superintendent Ben Drati said to the Santa Monica Daily Press, “And charter, they’re not existing because they’ve been taken up already. So we’re going to have to problem solve this situation.”

In other states, the situation is so desperate that Governors have sent members of the National Guard to drive school buses in states like Massachusetts and Ohio as reported by Fortune. In Texas, teachers and basketball coaches have been asked to drive buses before the school day starts and in New York, the state is launching a campaign to staff up against a large number of vacancies using multiple departments in the government to recruit drivers who have commercial licenses as reported by

The Hustle. Superintendent Drati said to the Santa Monica Daily Press that most of the need for busing internally within SMMUSD is in the Malibu area, but Santa Monica has needs for field trips and special education. He said that he has also received emails about the need for buses in athletics programs. If you are interested in a position as a bus driver with SMMUSD, you can find the job page here: https://g.co/kgs/craA7n

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The Rich History of Prehemptive CBD Creams

The following is a question and answer with Paul Herve, founder of Prehemptive CBD creams, based on the formulas of a botanical chemist in 1933 Provence, France Q: What is the history of Prehemptive? A: It all started with an old handwritten notebook of natural remedies for sleep, inflammation, and arthritis. Although CBD is a recent movement, Prehemptive draws its inspiration from my great-grandfather’s natural pharmaceutical formulas, a botanical chemist in 1933 Provence, France. A time when medicine was wildcrafted fresh in small batches, using only potent, good-for-you ingredients. Rooted in this treasured legacy, we’ve been crafting hemp CBD products since 2016, harnessing the healing power of nature to champion healthy, happy humans. Can you talk Prehemptive‘s flagship product, Prehemptive Sports CBD Creams and full-spectrum topicals and botanicals? Prehemptive Sports CBD Cream is a treasured family recipe from the south of France for body & skin trauma, arthritis, sunburn, muscle spasms and inflammation. The cream’s superior effectiveness results from its unique blend of full-spectrum hemp cannabinoids extract, arnica, calendula, ginger, and lavender essential oils infused in organic Shea butter, always crafted fresh in small batches, 100% active ingredients, no fillers and no preservatives, free of parabens, petroleum, or irritating chemicals. What is the suggested use? Apply a pea-sized amount to the affected part of the body and gently massage until absorbed. For acute and chronic pain, use a second coating immediately after the first application. When applied, it instantly blends into the skin’s pores, precisely what nature intended for body butter, making the delivery to the targeted area more efficient for faster pain relief. The cream absorbs quickly, leaving

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“Lamb” – A Spellbinding Nordic Folktale Directed by Valdimar Johannson “Mary had a little lamb, Her fleece was white as snow And everywhere that Mary went The lamb was sure to go.” This delightful nursery rhyme that our mothers sang to us and later, when we became mothers, we repeated the familiar ditty to our children. That image eventually comes to life in LAMB, a compelling, highly theatrical but bizarre film by firsttime director Valdimar Johannson, which he co-wrote with Icelandic writer, poet, and lyricist, Sjon. Drawing from ancient Nordic mythology, which encompasses around 65 different gods, the one god in particular that this film addresses appears to be Satyr, who is half man-half goat. So, as an audience member, it is important to agree to suspend your disbelief as the story unfolds. In this case, because the film is so exquisitely done, compliance comes quite easily. With cinematographer Eli Arenson’s sweeping opening shots focusing from a spooked team of wild horses stopping dead in their tracks and reversing their direction, to the barren Iceland terrain, there is already something otherworldly about what we are seeing. Maria, brilliantly characterized by Noomi Rapace, and her husband Ingvar, well played by Hilmir Snær Guonason, live in a truly isolated area in the wind-swept bleak hills of rural Iceland, seemingly far away from a neighbor or a nearby town. This childless couple ghost walks through their daily activities – polite to each other but truly lost in what appears to be profound sadness. Very little conversation is exchanged between husband and wife as they go through their daily routines. Soon we’ll understand exactly what triggered

that sadness. They are sheep farmers and are in the barn helping an ewe deliver her baby lamb on Christmas Eve. Maria pulls the baby out and on looking at it, glances at her husband and they quickly wrap the lamb in a baby blanket and whisk it off to their living quarters. The newborn, who they name Ada, sleeps in a crib and is fed a bottle by Maria, who cradles her like an infant. In the meantime, the momma ewe wants her baby returned to her and stands outside the house every night looking up at the bedroom window loudly bleating which could translate into “I want my baby back.” Having enough of this unending cajoling, Maria quickly deposes of the mother and then all is peaceful, at least for a while. In building the suspense of exactly what this lamb looks like, the director waits until well into the film to satisfy that curiosity. Time passes and at last we see Ada who now about seven years old. Her body, from the neck down, is human but her head is that of a lamb. She doesn’t speak but is warm, friendly, and quite loving towards her affectionate parents. She happily helps with household chores such as setting the table for meals or going into the field with her father to help with planting. Things are going along fine and Maria seems to be in a better frame of mind. The couple, who have been friendly, but somewhat estranged because of their tragedy, are once again becoming close. Just when things are going well with this happy family, along comes Ingvar’s brother Petur, nicely played by Björn HIynur Haraldsson. When he first sees Ada he is appalled and tells him brother he must kill this aberrant thing. Of course, Ingvar, being the dad, will not kill his child, so his brother takes it upon himself to do away with this creature. With a rifle in one hand, and her hand in his other, he marches into the field and takes aim at her head at which point I found myself saying, “Oh no.” But relax, he cannot do

SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME Case No. 21SMCP00426 Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles 1725 Main St. | Santa Monica, CA 90401 Petition of: Mikaela Nicole Tenner, by and : Mikaela Nicole Tenner for change of name. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME To all interested persons: : Mikaela Nicole Tenner Petitioner: filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. : Mikaela Nicole Tenner to : Mikaela Nicole Miller The court orders that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING: Date: 12/03/21 | Time: 8:30AM | Dept: K A copy of this ORDER to SHOW CAUSE shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: SANTA MONICA MIRROR | Dated: September 23, 2021 Judge Lawrence Cho Published: 09/24/2021, 10/01/21, 10/08/2021, and 10/15/2021

FILE NUMBER: 2021 190131 ORIGINAL FILING This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES ON 08/25/2021. The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as 1. 2JCIRCUS. The full name of registrant(s) is/are: JULIE HANDY, 900 N. SEPULVEDA BLVD. Ste. 205, MANHATTAN BEACH, Ca. 90266. This business is conducted by An Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 08/25/2021. 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). Signed Julie Handy. This Statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on August 55, 2021. 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). SANTA MONICA MIRROR to publish 09/10/2021, 09/17/2021, 09/24/2021, and 10/01/2021

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With her husband Ingvar played by Hilmir Snær Guonason in the background Noomi Rapace as Maria raises the baby lamb as if it was her baby.

it and in the next scene, Ada is snuggled in his arms. Petur, who apparently had a fling with Maria in the past, makes a play for her and in short order, she takes him to the bus, hands him money, and away he goes. It is during this crucial time, that Ingvar walks into the field with his daughter where, from a distance, a shot is fired and dad is mortally wounded. I shall not tell you who shot him and what happens to this creature, half girl, half sheep, but I will tell you that there’s a perfect denouement that blends reality with a historic mythical figure, leaving you with questions about the morality of stealing another’s offspring, as well as questions about its intended destiny. This provocative, unforgettable film, enhanced by composer Thorarinn Gudnason’s music and meticulous edited by Agnieszka Glinska, is probably unlike anything you’ve seen before, and will undoubtedly leave you somewhat spellbound rendering you unwilling to immediately get up out of your seat. “LAMB” Distributor: A24 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME Case No. 21SMCP00393 Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles 1725 Main St. | Santa Monica, CA 90401 Petition of: Haruo Tsuneta, by and through Haruo Tsuneta for change of name. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME To all interested persons: Haruo Tsuneta Petitioner: filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Haruo Tsuneta to Roy Haruo Tsuneta The court orders that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING: Date: 11/05/21 | Time: 8:30AM | Dept: K A copy of this ORDER to SHOW CAUSE shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: SANTA MONICA MIRROR | Dated: September 10, 2021 Judge Lawrence Cho Published: 09/10/2021, 09/17/21, 09/24/2021, and 10/01/2021

Release Date: Current Where: in Select Theaters Country: Iceland, Sweden, Poland Language: I celandic with English Subtitles Genre: Supernatural Drama Rating: Rated “R” Running Time: 107 Minutes FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NUMBER: 2021 204445 ORIGINAL FILING This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES ON 04/15/2021. The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as 1. Dentists on Santa Monica. The full name of registrant(s) is/are: Tang & Wong Dental, Inc., 16939 Livorno Dr, Pacific Palisades, Ca. 90272. This business is conducted by An Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 09/13/2021. 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). Signed Amin Ajani. This Statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on September 13, 2021. 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). SANTA MONICA MIRROR to publish 10/01/2021, 10/08/2021, 10/15/2021, and 10/22/2021

SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME Case No. 21SMCP00419 Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles 1725 Main St. | Santa Monica, CA 90401 Petition of: Thor Brendan Shaw Evensen, by and through Thor Brendan Shaw Evensen, for change of name. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME To all interested persons: Thor Brrendan Shaw Evensen, Petitioner: filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: a Thor Brendan Shaw Evensen, to Thor Brendan Shaw Evensen The court orders that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING: Date: 09/09/21 | Time: 8:30AM | Dept: K A copy of this ORDER to SHOW CAUSE shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: SANTA MONICA MIRROR | Dated: September 16, 2021 Judge Lawrence Cho Published: 09/17/2021, 09/24/21, 10/01/2021, and 10/08/2021


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