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WASHINGTON AVE Jerry Sandusky and Bernie Fine are but two of the recent cases of sexual abuse in an athletic organization. These highly publicized cases show that bullying, sexual harassment and abuse are still occurring in the athletic world today. Katherine Starr, founder of Safe4Athletes, Santa Monica local and former Olympic athlete, plans to change that with her new organization. Starr was a victim of such abuse herself, and conceived this organization to help current young athletes and protect them from such unfortunate incidents. “I’m a two-time Olympic athlete, in the ’84 and ’88 Olympics, and my lead Olympic coach sexually abused me throughout my entire elite career,” Starr said. “I knew that these issues weren’t being addressed, and the same thing is still going on. I carry a lot of SEE CP PAGE 9

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And they’re off ... A quick guide for this year’s election season

BY ASHLEY ARCHIBALD Daily Press Staff Writer

CITYWIDE Candidates, start your engines. Campaign season is upon us. While the presidential candidates have been duking it out publicly for months, Monday is the first day for Santa Monica’s political hopefuls to pull papers for the local elections, and candidates are already lining up for their shot at public office. Four City Council seats, two Rent Control Board seats, three positions on the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School

District Board of Education and two spots on the Santa Monica College Board of Trustees are all up for grabs. If previous elections are any guide, that means that Santa Monicans can batten down the hatches for four months of campaigning, cajoling and more paper mail than they receive at any other point of the year except maybe the winter holidays. As the players in the democratic drama make themselves known, here’s a rough map of the road to Nov. 5, Election day.

the itch of civic duty can pull nominating papers, documents that prove that somebody in Santa Monica wants to see a particular name on the November ballot. Make that 100 somebodys. Prospective candidates have just over four weeks to file 100 valid signatures with the City Clerk’s office. Those signatures must come from Santa Monica residents that are registered to vote, and any errant or duplicate signatures will be thrown out during the vetting process.

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Monday, July 16, 2012 Knot it! Montana Library 1704 Montana Ave., 2:30 p.m. — 4:30 p.m. Teens can attend this craft program and learn to make a macramé bracelet. Barbara Wong will present, teaching kids grades 6 through 12 this DIY skill. For more information, call (310) 458-8682. Mark Wenzel mimes Main Library 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 2:30 p.m. — 3:15 p.m. Ages 4 and up can spend a summer afternoon enjoying this mime performance by Mark Wenzel. Seating is limited and first come, first served, with free tickets available at 1:30 p.m. For more information, call (310) 458-8600. Jazz up your Monday Typhoon 3221 Donald Douglas Loop South, 8 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Enjoy live jazz presented by Psych! — The UnExpected Big Band at this Asian restaurant. The band will play original compositions that will make any jazz lover want to get up and dance. Cover charge is $10, free parking is available and reservations are suggested. For more information, call (310) 390-6565. Beginner dance classes Michael Landon Center 24250 Pacific Coast Highway, 7 p.m. Learn to swing, salsa, cha cha, foxtrot and tango with M.C. Callagahn at this ocean side community center. Singles and couples are both welcome. Classes are $16. For more information, call (310) 3171364.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012 Westward ho! Main Library 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 7 p.m. — 8:30 p.m. Art historian Shana Klein presents a talk about the earliest photographs

of the city of Santa Monica, many of which depict its beautiful, untouched landscape during the 1800s. She will draw upon research conducted in the library’s image archives as well as in the Santa Monica History Museum, and will discuss the political context of the images. Attendees will begin to visualize the “frontier” that Santa Monica once was. The event is cosponsored by the Santa Monica History Museum. For more information, call (310) 458-8600. Ocean Park mystery book group Ocean Park Library 2601 Main St., 7 p.m. — 8:30 p.m. Mystery lovers rejoice! This new book club is made specifically for you. The book placed under the magnifying glass during the discussion on July 16 will be “A Drop of the Hard Stuff” by Lawrence Block, a novel about two classmates whose paths greatly diverge: one becomes a detective, and the other becomes an alcoholic and later a murder victim. For more information, call (310) 458-8683. In case you missed it Montana Library 1704 Montana Ave., 6:30 p.m. — 8:30 p.m. Attend a screening of “London Boulevard,” starring Keira Knightley and Colin Farrell, at this summer film series, In Case You Missed it. This 2011 thriller depicts what happens when an ex-con (Farrell) and a reclusive actress (Knightley) cross paths. For more information, call (310) 458-8682. Polynesian paradise dancers Montana Library 1704 Montana Ave., 2:30 p.m. — 3:15 p.m. Ages 3 and up are welcome to watch these hula dancers perform and share the history, culture and music of their native islands: Hawaii, Tahiti, New Zealand and Samoa. Tickets will be given out starting at 1:30 p.m. For more information, call (310) 458-8682.

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them. Then the mortgages would be rewritten so the borrowers would have significantly lower monthly payments. Steven Gluckstern, chairman of the newly formed San Francisco-based Mortgage Resolution Partners, says his main concern is to help the economy, which is being held back by the mortgage crisis. “This is not a bunch of Wall Street guys sitting around saying, ‘How do we make money?’” he said. “This was a bunch of Wall Street guys sitting around saying, ‘How do you solve this problem?’” Typically, eminent domain has been used to clear property for infrastructure projects like highways, schools and sewage plants. But supporters say that giving help to struggling borrowers is also a legitimate use of eminent domain, because it’s in the public interest. Under the proposal, a city or county

allowed to text when they’re behind the wheel of a car, as long as they’re using a hands-free device, and with some restrictions. Under a bill signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday, beginning Jan. 1, drivers will be able to send, dictate and listen to text messages, but only if they’re using a voiceactivated device attached to a cellphone by a headset or Bluetooth earpiece, or a program inside a vehicle, like OnStar. AB 1536, sponsored by California Assemblyman Jeff Miller, R-Corona, will allow Californians to text behind the wheel for the first time since texting while driving was outlawed more than three years ago. “There’s all this brand-new technology coming out that people want to take advantage of and use, and under current law they are unable to do that,” Miller told the San Jose Mercury News. But the San Jose Mercury News reports that there’s some confusion over the new law, including which devices will be legal. Aides at the assemblyman’s office said it even with the new law, using Apple’s voice-activated Siri would still be illegal, even when speaking a message directly into Siri. The California Highway Patrol says drivers who simply turn on a cellphone, or select a phone’s hands-free text app, can still be ticketed, resulting a $100-plus fine. The same thing goes for using your phone to read texts. “The phone can’t be in your hands,” said CHP spokeswoman Jaime Coffee. “Handsfree is the key.” The law signed Friday comes after a 2006 bill, authored by California Sen. Joe Simitian, D-Palo Alto, made it illegal to talk on a hand-held cellphone while driving. That law contributed to a reduction in the number of traffic deaths, according to a University of California, Berkeley study

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Cities consider plan to seize mortgages AMY TAXIN & CHRISTINA REXRODE Associated Press

FONTANA, Calif. In the foreclosure-battered inland stretches of California, local government officials desperate for change are weighing a controversial but inventive way to fix troubled mortgages: Condemn them. Officials from San Bernardino County and two of its cities have formed a local agency to consider the plan. But investors who stand to lose money on their mortgage investments have been quick to register their displeasure. Discussion of the idea is taking place in one of the epicenters of the housing crisis, a working-class region east of Los Angeles where housing prices have plummeted. Last week brought another sharp reminder of the crisis when the 210,000-strong city of San Bernardino, struggling after shrunken home prices walloped local tax revenues,

announced it would seek bankruptcy protection. Now — and amid skepticism on many fronts — officials from the surrounding county of San Bernardino and cities of Fontana and Ontario have created a joint powers authority to consider what role local governments could take to stem the crisis. The goal is to keep homeowners saddled by large mortgage payments from losing their homes — which are now valued at a fraction of what they were once worth. “We just have too much pain and misery in this county to call off a public discussion like this,” said David Wert, a county spokesman. The idea was broached by a group of West Coast financiers who suggest using the power of eminent domain, which lets the government seize private property for public use. In this case, they would condemn troubled mortgages so they could seize them from the investors who own

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If Los Angeles can find a way to make the 340-ton “Levitated Mass” public art boulder display safe for people to walk under it, then surely Santa Monica can find a way to make Paul Conrad’s 5.5-ton “Chain Reaction” nuclear mushroom cloud public art sculpture safe for people to walk around it.

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designated a Santa Monica landmark last Monday night by the Landmarks Commission. It joins a long list of dubious landmarks approved by the politically appointed (by City Council) citizens group. I don’t much care for “Chain Reaction,” the 26-foot-tall, mushroom cloud sculpture made from chain that sits between the Los Angeles County Courthouse and the Civic Auditorium on Main Street. It was created by the late Paul Conrad, a Pulitzer Prize-winning political cartoonist for the Los Angeles Times from the mid1960s to the mid-1990s. It’s a classic example how a work created for one media — pen and ink editorial cartoon — doesn’t translate well to another media such as a three dimensional copper and steel sculpture. I love Conrad’s illustrative work, but "Chain Reaction,” a heavy-handed warning about nuclear war, is clichéd and irrelevant. It may have been a bold statement in newspaper editorial pages 40 years ago when the Cold War between the United States and the former Soviet Union had everyone fearing nuclear Armageddon. Now, it’s passé and dated. In the mid 1980s, the anti-war Conrad wanted to make a “big statement” about the nuclear bomb as a weapon of mass destruction. He approached City Hall with his idea for a monumental sculpture of a nuclear mushroom cloud. Frustrated by lengthy delays for its approval, Conrad offered the sculpture to Beverly Hills and was turned down. According to L.A. Times news reports at the time, when a model of it was displayed, the public voted 703 to 392 against it. Nevertheless, the Arts Commission ignored public opinion and voted to accept the sculpture because, they claimed, opponents of the work had stuffed the ballot box. Nothing changes here, does it? Finally in 1990, the City Council voted 4 to 3 to accept Conrad’s sculpture and display it in the Civic Center. The work is facing removal because, over 20 years, its supporting structure has rusted and corroded. It presents a danger to public safety because of potential collapse. City Hall has indicated no willingness to put taxpayer money into its restoration — a smart decision. Public donations are being solicited for the estimated $227,000 to $423,000 repair costs. If it’s preserved, I hope it’s moved. However, our Civic Center has become such a planning disaster, what harm is one more, badly placed monument to political propaganda going to do? EAST PICO PROJECT ‘OUT OF SCALE’

Another Santa Monica development is raising red flags in the Sunset Park/East Pico neighborhoods. It’s a four-story, 197,971square-foot mixed-use project consisting of 300 apartments, approximately 5,000 square feet of ground floor retail space and 554 parking spaces in a two-level subterranean garage — all on 2.5 acres. The project is at 3402 Pico Blvd., which was the headquarters for the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences — the Grammy folks. It’s being

redeveloped by TC Pico Development, LLC, a Trammel-Crow Company which is an independently operated subsidiary of realestate giant CBRE Group, Inc., headquartered in Los Angeles. Pico neighborhood and Sunset Park residents have indicated they want Crow’s project scaled down in size, height and mass. Because the developer hasn’t provided renderings of the proposed project, nobody even knows what it will look like. Add another red flag. But, the biggest issues are traffic, traffic and traffic. Neighbors are concerned about how much congestion the development will introduce onto adjacent, single-family streets already impacted by traffic from the I-10 Freeway on and off ramps, Centinela Avenue, a nearby Trader Joe’s market and Santa Monica College further west on Pico. Estimates are Crow’s development alone will add approximately 2,000 daily car trips to the area. Two other projects are pending on Pico, further east in Los Angeles. One is a 95 unit apartment complex with parking for 163 cars at Pico and Centinela now under construction at the old Rent-A-Wreck site. The second project from Casden Development is a proposed 538 residential unit, high-rise, mega-complex at Pico and Sepulveda boulevards, with 271,000 square feet of commercial space and parking for 2,000 vehicles. I have a suggestion: remove all the on-site parking. If none of the residents have cars or drive (like at 401 Broadway) and just walk, bicycle, ride the bus or Expo Light Rail, there’ll be minimal traffic impacts. Yep. Everything will be “OK.” Cough. 3402 Pico is on Wednesday’s (July 18) Planning Commission agenda. Commissioners will review the project and make recommendations before sending it on to City Council for the eventual granting of a development agreement. The commission meets in council chambers, City Hall, at 7 p.m. Public input is strongly encouraged.

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ble meat gets thrown away by Americans). According to EWG, conventionally raised lamb, beef, cheese and pork also generate more polluting waste, pound for pound. Of these, lamb has the greatest impact, followed by beef and then by cheese-so vegetarians who eat dairy aren’t off the hook. “Beef has more than twice the emissions of pork, nearly four times more than chicken and more than 13 times as much as vegetable proteins such as beans, lentils and tofu,” summarizes EWG. On the health front, EWG reports that “eating too much of these greenhouse gasintensive meats boosts exposure to toxins and increases the risk of a wide variety of serious health problems, including heart disease, certain cancers, obesity and, in some studies, diabetes.” Besides cutting out animal-derived proteins altogether, the best thing we can do for our health and the environment is to cut down on our meat consumption and choose only organic, humane and/or grassfed meat, eggs and dairy. “Overall, these products are the least harmful, most ethical choices,” says EWG, adding that grass-fed and pasture-raised products are typically more nutritious and carry less risk of bacterial contamination. “While best management practices can demonstrably reduce overall emissions and environmental harm, the most effective and efficient way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and environmental impacts from livestock is simply to eat, waste and produce less meat and dairy.” For more information, check out EWG’s free online “Meat Eater’s Guide.” EarthTalk® is written and edited by Roddy Scheer and Doug Moss and is a registered trademark of E - The Environmental Magazine (www.emagazine.com). Send questions to: earthtalk@emagazine.com. Subscribe: www.emagazine.com/subscribe. Free Trial Issue: www.emagazine.com/trial.


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San Francisco considering ways to curb plastic water bottles FENIT NIRAPPIL Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO San Francisco, the city that regulated Happy Meal toys and banned plastic grocery bags, has a new target in its health-conscious, eco-friendly crosshairs: plastic water bottles. City officials are considering an ordinance that would require owners of new and renovated buildings with water fountains to install special bottle-filling taps. The law’s designed to encourage thirsty people to refill containers instead of reaching for another bottle of Evian or Aquafina. “This is the appropriate next step to make it easier for San Franciscans to get out of the bad habit of using environmentally wasteful plastic water bottles and into the good habit of using reusable water containers,” said Board of Supervisors President David Chiu, who introduced the legislation in June. Bottle-filling taps like the ones that would be required if Chiu’s measure passes already are found at San Francisco International Airport and at some city parks and schools. Installed behind a drinking fountain’s regular faucet, they dispense chilled water in a quick-streaming vertical jet that is high enough to accommodate most water containers. Advocates say having bottle-specific spigots encourages the reuse of water bottles by eliminating long waits to fill them and removing concerns about germs. Some people squirm at the thought of drinking from a fountain exposed to so many mouths, although city officials say water fountains are no less hygienic than bottle taps. Skeptics question whether the ordinance is necessary, since the proposed taps pour the same highly-regarded public water that comes out of every other faucet and drinking fountain. Businesses often complain that San Francisco lawmakers are too quick to impose bans or restrictions that affect their bottom lines. “If you are in an office, your kitchen has a sink, the sink has a faucet and that faucet puts out Hetch Hetchy (reservoir) water,” San Francisco Building Owners and Managers Association representative Ken Cleaveland said. “It’s just one more new law that San Francisco is implementing on top of hundreds of other laws to make, rather force, compliance in sustainable practices.” Despite initial skepticism, the association

is waiting for more details before taking a stance on the law Adding a bottled-water spigot to existing water fountains would cost at least around $750, according to manufacturers. For officials at Pennsylvania State University, the cost has been worthwhile. The university is now installing taps on all its campuses after experimenting with them for three years, said Lydia Vandenbergh, an official overseeing the university’s effort to reduce use of plastic water bottles. Students were more receptive to filling bottles from special taps than drinking fountains, thought to be dirty. “In the era of hyper hygiene, for a lot of people, that’s a barrier,” Vandenbergh said. University officials have estimated the busiest tap replaces the equivalent of 35,000 plastic bottles a month. Chiu’s ordinance calls plastic water bottles “bad for the environment,” unnecessarily taking up landfill space and causing greenhouse gas emissions when cheap tap water is available. San Francisco city departments have been barred from buying plastic water bottles since 2007. Chiu said he considered other aggressive measures to curb the bottle, including a fee and an outright ban. The proposed ordinance is less severe and is meant to raise awareness about drinking tap water as an alternative, he said. Environmental groups are supportive of efforts to wean San Franciscans from plastic water bottles. “San Francisco has among the best drinking water in country. It’s ridiculous that people would go out and spend their now very limited dollars to buy bottled water,” said Mae Wu, an attorney with the Natural Resources Defense Council. Chris Hogan, an International Bottled Water Association spokesman, said his industry contributes a small fraction of worldwide energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. He welcomed efforts to encourage drinking tap water, but said they don’t require demonizing bottled water. “When you make the argument to discourage people from drinking bottled water, you are removing the healthiest option when it comes to choosing a bottled beverage,” Hogan said. Chiu introduced the ordinance at a board of supervisors meeting on June 26. It is expected to go before the supervisors’ Land Use and Economic Development Committee in September and if it passes, on to the full board of supervisors.

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CADIZ, Calif. A Texas-based oil and gas company is suing over plans to pump Mojave Desert groundwater, saying its neighboring industrial salt operations will be affected. The Los Angeles Times reports Tetra Technologies Inc., has filed two lawsuits to stop Cadiz Inc.’s pumping plans, which would provide enough groundwater to supply 100,000 urban Southern California homes.

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CP FROM PAGE 1 pain and it’s a painful way to live, I couldn’t bear having a child who has to endure such an experience, they should be free to be an athlete.” Safe4Athlete’s mission is to develop policies and procedures at the local level for sports clubs and teams to handle sexual harassment and bullying by providing them with an athlete welfare advocate to speak to about these issues, should they occur. Starr believes that parents should be more informed and capable of making better decisions about such situations. There is no legal protection for open amateur sports outside of criminal law, according to Starr, and that is why sexual harassment is tolerated in the athletic community. There isn’t a way to prevent it. This is evident; 159 coaches in Washington have been fired or reprimanded for sexual misconduct ranging from harassment to rape in the last decade, and nearly all were male coaches victimizing girls, according to the Seattle Times. At least 98 of said coaches continued to coach. The Board of Directors of USA Gymnastics released a statement that revealed that 82 coaches were banned from its ranks. Starr hopes that every sports club and community will adopt a Safe4Athletes policy and program to prevent this type of abuse as well as sexual abuse and harassment from happening. She believes that parents should know that when they drop their children off at one of these programs, there is a set of procedures in place to protect their kids from all types of abuse. Sports psychology consultant Karen Costello believes that the most prevalent abuse at the high school level is verbal coach-on-athlete abuse. “I saw a lot of it happening at the high school level with young male coaches who don’t respect boundaries,” Costello said. “They cross the line and maybe start being a little too friendly with the athletes, trying to be one of them rather than an authority figure, and then it becomes something else.” Costello also notes that a lot of this verbal abuse, especially when it targets body image, can lead to eating disorders for many young girls. “One little comment can put a teenage girl over the edge,” Costello said. “In my 22 years in athletics, the most prevalent thing I’ve seen is body image issues.” It is also very difficult, especially for a high school student, to blow the whistle on a popular coach. There is often backlash from other athletes so it is difficult for an athlete to come forward and speak to someone about any problems with the coach, Costello said. The athlete welfare advocate provided to the children would be an unbiased person, which makes him or her more accessible and helpful than another parent or coach. This ameliorates the process for such aforementioned high school students who are afraid of being bullied by other athletes for ousting

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a popular coach. “Another parent wouldn’t want to fire a coach because their kid might still be doing well, never mind that this other child is suffering,” Starr said. “You have to take away the decision from the parents’ hands. They [the young athletes] need to be able to perform and not have to figure out the emotional intelligence behind this.” After suffering such abuse herself, Starr recognizes the struggles that athletes go through, and the added pressure of figuring out what to do when abuse occurs is a very heavy weight to have on one’s shoulders. “In my case, I wouldn’t have gone to a governing body, I was only 14,” Starr said. “A 14-year-old cannot navigate themselves around a corporation.” The welfare advocates could be reached through more modern technological means, unlike in Starr’s day when a pen and paper was the only communication method. This also helps make the process more discrete. Safe4Athletes got the word out and hosted a fundraising event at the home of Richard Riordan, the former mayor of Los Angeles, on June 26. Many celebrities and athletes such as Estella Warren, Canadian national synchronized swimming champion and actress in “Planet of the Apes,” and Nancy Hogshead-Makar, three-time Olympic gold medalist for swimming, were in attendance. “It went very well,” Starr said. “To have someone like Richard Riordan put on an event for you speaks volumes about the need for the organization. We put a stake in the ground and we’re moving forward so I’m happy about it. It’s more important that what we do gets implemented into the sports community.” In addition to being so invested in the athletic community, Starr still stays active herself. Being a Santa Monica local, Starr frequents the Fourth Street stairs to work out. She enjoys being outside and walking on the beach as well. Starr has lived in Santa Monica for seven years, and lives just several blocks from the popular Third Street Promenade in one of the city’s historic buildings, the Sovereign. “I just love the diversity of the [Santa Monica] community, and it’s a great place to live,” Starr said. “It’s a very active community, and a very friendly place. I like the locals and I like Montana Avenue, which I think is the best kept secret of Santa Monica. It’s a great street.” Although Starr does not have children of her own, she hopes to “adopt every little athlete child of my own.” Her organization is committed to protecting their welfare. “I want parents to be able to read this and understand how important it is to have a program like this for their kid,” Starr said. “I’m empowering them to make a decision. They need to know that their kids are vulnerable, and we’re trying to change that. Don’t turn a blind eye to this issue, and know that you can do something about it.” news@smdp.com

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As City Councilmember Bob Holbrook knows, getting signatures can be a stressful experience. Holbrook, who is not up for election this year, has walked Santa Monica door-to-door in search of signatures. The experience gives candidates face-time with the people they hope to represent and can give them a firsthand look at Santa Monica’s diverse neighborhoods. It can also acquaint a person with the more arcane provisions of the Santa Monica municipal code. While on a signature hunt one year, Holbrook stopped by a house with a gated front yard. The front door was on the other end of a walkway, lined with lush plants. While he contemplated entering the front yard to knock on the door, something made the decision for him. “This neck came around the corner,” Holbrook said. The owner of the house, who happened to be absent, owned emus. Emus are the second tallest birds in the world, right after ostriches. Holbrook described the attackemu “like something out of Jurassic Park.” When he joined the council, Holbrook made it a point to check on the legality of emu-keeping within city limits. It’s a-OK. Setting the physical dangers of signature gathering aside, there are other pitfalls. Holbrook has seen candidates come up with over 100 signatures only to find that a handful were invalid, cutting off their candidacy before it really began. Well-intentioned people sign nominating papers not knowing that their zeal for the democratic process will hinder the candidate down the road. Holbrook no longer takes chances. Over his years on the campaign trail, he has developed a rolodex of voters he knows meet the nominating requirements. Candidates don’t seem to have trouble surpassing the 100-signature bar. City Council elections, in particular, are crowded affairs, with upwards of 10 people qualifying. The City Council flirted with the notion of upping the required signatures to 200 while giving candidates who couldn’t meet that mark the option of gathering only 100 and paying an in-lieu fee for the remaining Hancocks as a way of making sure that prospective candidates had more “skin in the game.” That provision failed, and with it an attempt to get candidates to cover some of the city-incurred costs for their runs. According to the City Clerk’s office, a single candidate can cost municipal coffers up to $14,000 for the production of candidate videos and the airtime they use on City TV alone. THE RACES

Although the nominating process is only just under way, the field for the City Council race, in particular, is already filling up. Four incumbents are up for election, and at least one is wide open for a fresh face if they have the ability to take it. Mayor Richard Bloom will end his 13year run on the Santa Monica City Council as he vies against Assemblywoman Betsy Butler for the 50th Assembly District, which encompasses Santa Monica, Malibu, West Hollywood and Beverly Hills. Mayor Pro Tem Gleam Davis has already announced her decision to win her seat outright. She and Councilmember Terry O’Day were both appointed to fill seats left empty by the passings of Herb Katz and Ken Genser, respectively. O’Day has not made a formal announcement, and may still be reeling from the loss of thousands of dollars in campaign funds to Kinde Durkee, a campaign treasurer for many Democrats that admitted to taking $7 million

We have you covered from the campaigns she administered. One notable hold out is Councilmember Bobby Shriver. Rumors have swirled for over a year whether Shriver will run in 2012, go for another elected office or step out of local politics for a stretch, but the councilmember is steadfastly refusing to satisfy curiosity with a definitive statement. Non-incumbents who have announced their intentions include Planning Commissioner Ted Winterer, education advocate Shari Davis, peace activist Jerry Rubin and newcomer John Cyrus Smith. On the Board of Education front, sitting Board President Ben Allen and board members Jose Escarce and Maria Leon Vasquez will have to run to keep their seats. Those who decide to run may see some competition from Malibu parents that feel marginalized by the dominance of Santa Monica residents on the Board of Education. Malibu will “likely” field a candidate, but it’s difficult to find someone to run when many feel that the odds are stacked against them, wrote Craig Foster, of the parent group Advocates for Malibu Public Schools, in an e-mail. Representation has been a key issue for Malibu residents, who are in the process of trying to separate from the district altogether. On the Rent Control Board front, Robert Kronovet, the sole landlord in the group, is up for re-election. It’s unclear who, if anyone, will run for the two open seats given the dearth of candidates when former Rent Control Board member Chris Braun ran unopposed for his appointed seat in 2010. Finally, the Santa Monica College Board of Trustees took heat in the past year for an incident in which students protesting a twotier pricing model for summer classes were pepper sprayed outside a board meeting. In the intervening months of public discussion and student outcry, many students reminded board members sharply that they are elected and that their constituents were not happy. Given the fact that only 15 percent of SMC students live in Santa Monica, it’s unclear if student organizing can directly impact Rob Rader or Margaret QuinonesPerez’s re-elections. MONEY

The role of money in political campaigns at every level has been a key issue since the Supreme Court’s 2010 decision to allow unfettered corporate spending in elections. The City Council attempted to reign that spending in at the beginning of 2011, but was barred from doing so by First Amendment protections conferred to corporations by the Citizens’ United decision. The City Council did vote to raise the maximum campaign contribution from the standard $250, which had been in place since 1992, to $325 for City Council and Rent Control Board races. Proponents of the change felt that it would allow candidates to raise more money from individuals to stave off attacks from private interests. School board and SMC races do not have contribution limits spelled out in the Santa Monica municipal code, nor are they defined in their respective policies or bylaws. Factions within the community concerned by the influence of outside money in local politics have formed to keep an eye on where donations to primarily council races are coming from. Members of the Santa Monica Transparency Project analyzed the 2010 campaign contributions, and found that many council members had taken money from developers that did work in Santa Monica. Those groups, and the Daily Press, will be keeping an eye on campaign contribution SEE GUIDE PAGE 13


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GUIDE FROM PAGE 12 filings that must be turned in to the City Clerk’s office at regular intervals. According to the Fair Political Practices Commission, the first deadline for all committees for the period between March 31 and June 30 is July 31. The next filing dates fall on Oct. 5 and Oct. 25. After that, updates are filed daily.

HOMES FROM PAGE 3 would sign on as a client of Mortgage Resolution Partners, then condemn certain mortgages. The mortgages are typically owned by private investors like hedge funds and pension funds. Under eminent domain, the city or county would be required to pay those investors “fair value” for the seized mortgages. So Mortgage Resolution Partners would find private investors to fund that. Mortgage Resolution Partners will focus on mortgages where the borrowers are current on their payments but are “under water,” meaning their mortgage costs more than the home is worth. After being condemned and seized, the mortgages would be rewritten based on the homes’ current values. The borrowers would get to stay, but with cheaper monthly payments. The city or county would resell the loans to other private investors, so it could pay back the investors who funded the seizure and pay a flat fee to Mortgage Resolution

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Traffic. Over-development. The impacts of the Santa Monica Airport. Many of the problems listed by community groups in the city sound familiar, likely because they’ve been on repeat for many years. Groups like the Santa Monica Coalition for a Livable City feel that many members of the current City Council have done little to solve these critical issues, and put them on notice. “There are five council members who vote

for anything developers want, regardless of traffic, quality of life impacts,” wrote Diana Gordon, co-chair of SMCLC. “Now that there are a couple of open seats for the council, we need to fill them with people who will take residents’ concerns into account on these critical development issues.” Those in education have their own problems to deal with. A crushing budget from the state lopped 22 percent of state contributions from the local district, and the community colleges have lost millions as they cope with a

decrease in classes and increase in needy students. Attempts to solve those problems have met with stiff resistance from students, who fear their public education will be privatized. The Nov. 5 election could bring many new players into Santa Monica politics, or it could retain those that have committed themselves to office thus far. It seems unlikely that either group will have an easy time of it.

Partners. The company says that overall, all parties will be happy. The homeowners, for obvious reasons. The cities, for stemming economic blight without using taxpayer bailouts. And even the investors whose mortgage investments are seized. Mortgage Resolution Partners figures they should be glad to unload a risky asset. Rick Rayl, an eminent domain lawyer in Irvine, Calif., who is not connected to the company, isn’t so sure. “The lenders are going to be livid,” he said. He thinks the plan could have unintended consequences, like discouraging banks and other lenders from making new mortgage loans in an area. The company says that focusing on borrowers who are current on their loans is a smart way to do business, rewarding those who are already working hard to keep their homes. But, Rayl pointed out, those are also the exact mortgages that investors are eager to keep. Already, the outcry was heard at the first meeting of the joint powers authority on Friday, even as chairman and San Bernardino County chief executive Greg

Devereaux said the entity — which was inspired by Mortgage Resolution Partners’ proposal — has not yet decided on a specific course of action. Timothy Cameron, managing director of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association’s asset managers group, told the authority that residents of the region would find it harder to get loans and investors — including pensioners — would suffer losses. He also said such a move would invite costly litigation. “The use of eminent domain will do more harm than good,” he said. “We need mortgage investors and lenders to come back to these fragile markets — but this plan will force both groups to avoid them.” But Robert Hockett, a Cornell University law professor who serves as an unpaid adviser to Mortgage Resolution Partners, was unsympathetic. He likes how the plan forces the hand of uncooperative investors, who have sometimes stifled plans to reduce mortgage payments. “It’s kind of like saying a loan shark objects to anti-predatory lending laws,” Hockett said. Theodore Woodard, a 62-year-old retired

air conditioner installer, said he’d welcome the help on his five-bedroom home in Fontana. So far, he and his wife have kept up with monthly $3,100 payments, plus taxes and insurance, but it hasn’t been easy, and they have watched several neighbors in the well-manicured neighborhood some 50 miles east of Los Angeles lose their homes to foreclosure. “We’ve been making our monthly payments, barely making them, but we just pay them and try to survive off what’s left,” said Woodard, who estimates his house has lost a third of its value since 2004. In San Bernardino County, the problem is clear. The median home price has plunged to $150,000 from $370,000 in five years. The combined San Bernardino-Riverside metro area has the highest foreclosure rate of any large metro area in the country, at four times the national average, according to RealtyTrac, which tracks foreclosure properties. Devereaux, who has seen other plans to fix the housing crisis peter out, is cautious. “I don’t know whether this will work or not,” he said. “But we do think we have a responsibility to explore it.”

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There are some flowers growing over there!” Bulley said the venues, after the construction and fit-out phases, are now in their final “bump-in” period. Television networks from around the world are moving in and cabling the venues for their cameras. LOCOG’s “look’” teams are completing the signage and color schemes. Sports equipment is being shipped in. “We’re still putting in seats at probably 10 or so venues,” Bulley said. “We’re putting in 1,000 seats a day.” The “live site” in the Olympic Park — a grassy area where spectators can watch the events on a giant screen and listen to musical entertainment — is also unfinished. “The bump-in looks quite messy, but you leave this to the last stages,” Bulley said. “It’s always the last thing you do in getting events ready. We want to work these venues right up to when the athletes are coming in so they look as good as possible.” Olympic Park isn’t the only place getting dolled up. So is Horse Guards Parade, the ceremonial parade ground a stone’s throw from the Prime Minister’s Downing Street residence in central London, and site of beach volleyball. It’s a temporary venue which requires stands and 5,000 tons of sand brought in from a quarry south of London. Imagine a giant sandbox. Work started only late last month after the Trooping of the Color ceremony marking Queen Elizabeth II’s birthday. Another key venue requiring special attention is ExCel. The conference and exhibition center in the Docklands area is being turned into multiple arenas hosting boxing, judo, table tennis, wrestling, fencing, taekwondo and weightlifting. “We’re well advanced,” Bulley said. “We’ll be ready to hand those arenas over as of early next week. We took the venues later than many of the others. We’ve always known the period we’ve had to deliver these venues. We track them very closely. We’re in super shape.” International Olympic Committee President Jacques Rogge said it’s normal for host cities to face a flurry of last-ditch issues. “It’s not peculiar for London,” he said. “We’ve always had difficulties in the days leading up to the games in the previous games and the games were of an impeccable nature. This is something that does not worry us. We’re confident that everything will be fine by the opening ceremony day.” Even Andrew Boff, a member of the London Assembly and vocal critic of the Olympic project, has no doubts. “It’s the nature of any games,” he said. “They look unfinished before you get there. But the venues are ready. They’ve been tested. You can do a lot in 12 days. If it weren’t ready, Seb Coe would have his Lordship or knighthood taken away.”

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★★★★ Use the daylight hours to the max. Understand what your limitations might be. You cannot hold back at the moment; you need to initiate a project or a conversation. The reaction you get could be better, but know that this, too, will pass. Tonight: Vanish while you can!

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★★★ Once more, you discover how many people depend on getting a certain reaction from you. They might not realize how demanding their needs can be. A conversation cannot be put on the back burner. Let people know when a situation becomes cumbersome. Tonight: Out among friends.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) ★★★★ You might want to rethink a decision that could cause a bit of a hardship in a relationship. You know what you want to do. Tonight: Let your imagination rock and roll.

Happy birthday This year you swing from being introverted to extroverted. You also waver between being intellectual and highly emotional. You may be

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NUMBER: 2012117231 ORIGINAL FILING This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES on 06/14/2012 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as WESTSIDE CREDIT SERVICES LLC, WESTSIDE CREDIT CONNECTION, WESTSIDECREDITREPORTS.COM. The full name of registrant(s) is/are: WESTSIDE CREDIT SERVICES, LLC 1020 WILSHIRE BLVD. SANTA MONICA CA 90401. This Business is being conducted by: a Corporation. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed on (Date)02/21/2008. /s/: LEILAN PASCUAL. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 06/14/2012. NOTICE: THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED PRIOR TO THAT DATE. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name statement in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411et seq.,Business and Professions Code). SANTA MONICA DAILY PRESS to publish 06/25/2012, 07/02/2012, 07/09/2012, 07/16/2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NUMBER: 2012117229 ORIGINAL FILING This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES on 06/14/2012 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as MED SOLUTIONS CA. The full name of registrant(s) is/are: EMILY H. FERRER 6431 W. 84TH ST. LOS ANGELES CA 90045. This Business is being conducted by: an Individual. The registrant has not yet commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above. /s/:EMILY H. FERRER. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 06/14/2012. NOTICE: THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED PRIOR TO THAT DATE. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name statement in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411et seq.,Business and Professions Code). SANTA MONICA DAILY PRESS to publish 06/25/2012, 07/02/2012, 07/09/2012, 07/16/2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NUMBER: 2012117232 ORIGINAL FILING This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES on 06/14/2012 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as PETITE PHYSIQUE. The full name of registrant(s) is/are: KARA MICHELLE NELSON 4085 ALLA ROAD LOS ANGELES CA 90066. This Business is being conducted by: an Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed on (Date)06/07/2012. /s/: KARA M. NELSON. This statement was filed

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NUMBER: 2012117230 ORIGINAL FILING This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES on 06/14/2012 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as LOS ANGELES LOCAL SEARCH MARKETING. The full name of registrant(s) is/are: LISA MCTIGUE 6431 W. 84TH ST. LOS ANGELS CA 90045. This Business is being conducted by: an Individual. The registrant has not yet commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above. /s/:LISA MCTIGUE. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 06/14/2012. NOTICE: THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED PRIOR TO THAT DATE. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name statement in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411et seq.,Business and Professions Code). SANTA MONICA DAILY PRESS to publish 06/25/2012, 07/02/2012, 07/09/2012, 07/16/2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NUMBER: 2012117888 ORIGINAL FILING This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES on 06/14/2012 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as METROPOLITAN PACIFIC COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE SERVICES. The full name of registrant(s) is/are: METROPOLITAN PACIFIC PROPERTY MANAGEMENT INC 201 SANTA MONICA BLVD. SUITE 620 SANTA MONICA CA 90401 . This Business is being conducted by: a Corporation. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed on (Date)11/10/2001. /s/: JOHN WARFEL, CEO. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 06/14/2012. NOTICE: THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED PRIOR TO THAT DATE. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name statement in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411et seq.,Business and Professions Code). SANTA MONICA DAILY PRESS to publish 06/25/2012, 07/02/2012, 07/09/2012, 07/16/2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NUMBER: 2012103522 ORIGINAL FILING This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES on 05/29/2012 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as BLUE MOUNTAIN METALS. The full name of registrant(s) is/are: BLUE MOUNTAIN METALS 8200 W. MANCHESTER AVE. #4 PLAYA DEL REY, CA 90293. This Business is being conducted by: a Limited Liability Company. The registrant has not yet commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above. /s/:SERGIO CARDENAS. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 05/29/2012. NOTICE: THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NUMBER: 2012108152 ORIGINAL FILING This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES on 06/04/2012 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as LE PETIT JARDIN SUSTAINABLE LANDSCAPE. The full name of registrant(s) is/are: BARBARA LIZARRAGA 6069 MC KINLEY AVE SOUTH GATE CA 90280. This Business is being conducted by: an Individual. The registrant has not yet commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above. /s/:BARBARA LIZARRAGA. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 06/04/2012. NOTICE: THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED PRIOR TO THAT DATE. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name statement in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411et seq.,Business and Professions Code). SANTA MONICA DAILY PRESS to publish 06/25/2012, 07/02/2012, 07/09/2012, 07/16/2012.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NUMBER: 2012126178 ORIGINAL FILING This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES on 06/22/2012 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as CLICK PREDICTION. The full name of registrant(s) is/are: RANDALL TODD 230 PACIFIC ST #112 SANTA MONICA CA 90405. This Business is being conducted by: an Individual. The registrant has not yet commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above. /s/:RANDALL TODD. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 06/22/2012. NOTICE: THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED PRIOR TO THAT DATE. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name statement in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411et seq.,Business and Professions Code). SANTA MONICA DAILY PRESS to publish 06/25/2012, 07/02/2012, 07/09/2012, 07/16/2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NUMBER: 2012112873 ORIGINAL FILING This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES on 06/08/2012 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as CHINIC. The full name of registrant(s) is/are: THEADRA CHIN-SHAW 1015 NINTH STREET #207 SANTA MONICA CA 90403, PAUL L. SHAW 1015 NINTH STREET #207 SANTA MONICA CA 90403. This Business is being conducted by: Husband and Wife. The registrant has not yet commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above. /s/:THEADRA CHIN-SHAW. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 06/08/2012. NOTICE: THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED PRIOR TO THAT DATE. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name statement in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411et seq.,Business and Professions

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NUMBER: 2012116942 ORIGINAL FILING This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES on 06/13/2012 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as OREILLY AUTO PARTS. The full name of registrant(s) is/are: CSK AUTO, INC 233 SOUTH PATTERSON AVE. SPRINGFIELD, MO 65802. This Business is being conducted by: a Corporation. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed on (Date)03/09/2010. /s/: TOM MCFALL. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 06/13/2012. NOTICE: THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED PRIOR TO THAT DATE. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name statement in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411et seq.,Business and Professions Code). SANTA MONICA DAILY PRESS to publish 07/02/2012, 07/09/2012, 07/16/2012, 07/23/2012.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NUMBER: 2012127345 ORIGINAL FILING This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES on 06/25/2012 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as OUTERBRIDGE JEWELRY. The full name of registrant(s) is/are: ALEXANDRA OUTERBRIDGE 3727 ARBOLADA RD. LOS ANGELES CA 90027. This Business is being conducted by: an Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed on (Date)06/01/2012. /s/: ALEXANDRA OUTERBRIDGE. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 06/25/2012. NOTICE: THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED PRIOR TO THAT DATE. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name statement in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411et seq.,Business and Professions Code). SANTA MONICA DAILY PRESS to publish 07/02/2012, 07/09/2012, 07/16/2012, 07/23/2012.

ducted by: an Individual. The registrant has not yet commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above. /s/:Erik Gutierrez. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 07/03/2012. NOTICE: THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED PRIOR TO THAT DATE. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name statement in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411et seq.,Business and Professions Code). SANTA MONICA DAILY PRESS to publish 07/09/2012, 07/16/2012, 07/23/2012, 07/30/2012.

. The full name of registrant(s) is/are: Conscious Warriors, Inc. 14055 Tahiti Way #314 MaRINA DEL REY CA 90292. This Business is being conducted by: a Corporation. The registrant has not yet commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above. /s/:Melissa Emery . This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 06/26/2012. NOTICE: THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED PRIOR TO THAT DATE. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name statement in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411et seq.,Business and Professions Code). SANTA MONICA DAILY PRESS to publish 07/09/2012, 07/16/2012, 07/23/2012, 07/30/2012.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NUMBER: 2012140311 ORIGINAL FILING This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES on 07/11/2012 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as AISLE A. The full name of registrant(s) is/are: SHOPZILLA, INC 12200 W. OLYMPIC BLVD. SUIITE 300 LOS ANGELES CA 90064. This Business is being conducted by: a Corporation. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed on (Date)05/27/2012. /s/: BLYTHE A. HOLDEN. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 07/11/2012. NOTICE: THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED PRIOR TO THAT DATE. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name statement in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411et seq.,Business and Professions Code). SANTA MONICA DAILY PRESS to publish 07/16/2012, 07/23/2012, 07/30/2012, 08/06/2012.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NUMBER: 2012128348 ORIGINAL FILING This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES on 06/26/2012 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as MF MARKETING AND FINANCIAL CONSULTANT. The full name of registrant(s) is/are: MARC FATA 433 CALLE ALCAZAR WALNUT CA 91789. This Business is being conducted by: an Individual. The registrant has not yet commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above. /s/:MARC FATA. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 06/26/2012. NOTICE: THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED PRIOR TO THAT DATE. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name statement in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411et seq.,Business and Professions Code). SANTA MONICA DAILY PRESS to publish 07/02/2012, 07/09/2012, 07/16/2012, 07/23/2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NUMBER: 2012124076 ORIGINAL FILING This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES on 06/20/2012 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as THE BREE2Y SHIP. The full name of registrant(s) is/are: NEREIDA HEATH 1436 20TH STREET #2 SANTA MONICA CA 90404. This Business is being conducted by: an Individual. The registrant has not yet commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above. /s/:NEREIDA HEATH. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 06/20/2012. NOTICE: THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED PRIOR TO THAT DATE. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name statement in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411et seq.,Business and Professions Code). SANTA MONICA DAILY PRESS to publish 07/02/2012, 07/09/2012, 07/16/2012, 07/23/2012.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NUMBER: 2012107923 ORIGINAL FILING This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES on 06/04/2012 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as KINBURG AUTO REPAIR. The full name of registrant(s) is/are: ALBORZ ENTERPRISES, INC. 5866 W. PICO BLVD. LOS ANGELES CA 90019. This Business is being conducted by: a Corporation. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed on (Date)01/27/1995. /s/: FARIMAH SINAI. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 06/04/2012. NOTICE: THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED PRIOR TO THAT DATE. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name statement in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411et seq.,Business and Professions Code). SANTA MONICA DAILY PRESS to publish 07/02/2012, 07/09/2012, 07/16/2012, 07/23/2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NUMBER: 2012135842 ORIGINAL FILING This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES on 07/09/2012 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as 7ASSIST. The full name of registrant(s) is/are: BRIAN REED 333 VERNON AVE #2 VENICE CA 90291. This Business is being conducted by: an Individual. The registrant has not yet commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above. /s/:BRIAN REED. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 07/09/2012. NOTICE: THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED PRIOR TO THAT DATE. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name statement in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411et seq.,Business and Professions Code). SANTA MONICA DAILY PRESS to publish 07/16/2012, 07/23/2012, 07/30/2012, 08/06/2012.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NUMBER: 2012116941 ORIGINAL FILING This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES on 06/13/2012 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as OREILLY AUTO PARTS. The full name of registrant(s) is/are: CSK AUTO, INC 233 SOUTH PATTERSON AVE. SPRINGFIELD MO 65802. This Business is being conducted by: a Corporation. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed on (Date)05/15/2012. /s/: TOM MCFALL. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 06/13/2012. NOTICE: THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED PRIOR TO THAT DATE. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name statement in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411et seq.,Business and Professions Code). SANTA MONICA DAILY PRESS to publish 07/02/2012, 07/09/2012, 07/16/2012, 07/23/2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NUMBER: 2012122768 ORIGINAL FILING This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES on 06/19/2012 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as RAY ACCESS. The full name of registrant(s) is/are: SERGEY KUCHER 4246 VIA MARINA AVE #108 MARINA DEL REY CA 90292. This Business is being conducted by: an Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed on (Date)12/02/2011. /s/: SERGEY KUCHER. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 06/19/2012. NOTICE: THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED PRIOR TO THAT DATE. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name statement in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411et seq.,Business and Professions Code). SANTA MONICA DAILY PRESS to publish 07/02/2012, 07/09/2012, 07/16/2012, 07/23/2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NUMBER: 2012127301 ORIGINAL FILING This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES on 06/25/2012 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as CORSET PILATES. The full name of registrant(s) is/are: COURTNEY ZAGALSKY 11911 MAYFIELD AVE #102 LOS ANGELES CA 90049. This Business is being conducted by: an Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed on (Date)06/25/2012. /s/: COURTNEY ZAGALSKY. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 06/25/2012. NOTICE: THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED PRIOR TO THAT DATE. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name statement in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411et seq.,Business and Professions Code). SANTA MONICA DAILY PRESS to publish 07/02/2012, 07/09/2012, 07/16/2012, 07/23/2012.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NUMBER: 2012114371 ORIGINAL FILING This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES on 06/11/2012 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as BEYOND IT CONSULTING . The full name of registrant(s) is/are: Miguel A Garcia 1609 S. Highland Ave LOS ANGELES CA 90019. This Business is being conducted by: an Individual. The registrant has not yet commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above. /s/:Miguel Garcia . This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 06/11/2012. NOTICE: THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED PRIOR TO THAT DATE. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name statement in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411et seq.,Business and Professions Code). SANTA MONICA DAILY PRESS to publish 07/09/2012, 07/16/2012, 07/23/2012, 07/30/2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NUMBER: 2012129098 ORIGINAL FILING This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES on 06/27/2012 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as THE ALL AMERICAN BEER COMPANY . The full name of registrant(s) is/are: American Beer Company, Inc. 9845 St. Charles Rock Road, Suite 101 ST. Louis MO 63074. This Business is being conducted by: a Corporation. The registrant has not yet commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above. /s/:Sheldon D. Korlin. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 06/27/2012. NOTICE: THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED PRIOR TO THAT DATE. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name statement in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411et seq.,Business and Professions Code). SANTA MONICA DAILY PRESS to publish 07/09/2012, 07/16/2012, 07/23/2012, 07/30/2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NUMBER: 2012134288 ORIGINAL FILING This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES on 07/03/2012 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as CLASS ACT MOBILE DETAILING . The full name of registrant(s) is/are: Erik Gutierrez 18420 Galatea St Azusa CA 91702. This Business is being con-

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NUMBER: 2012123121 ORIGINAL FILING This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES on 06/20/2012 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as INSTITUE FOR RECOVERY COMPANIONS . The full name of registrant(s) is/are: Lauren Arborio 16101 Sunset Blvd #107 PacIFIC PALISADES CA 90272, Patty Baret 1235 N. Harper Ave West Hollywood CA 90046, Dr. Allen Berger 510 N. Prospect Suite 209 Redondo Beach CA 90277, Timothy Harrington 345 Colorado Ave #201 Carbondale CO 81623. This Business is being conducted by: an Unincorporated Association other than a Partnership. The registrant has not yet commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above. /s/:Lauren Arborio . This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 06/20/2012. NOTICE: THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED PRIOR TO THAT DATE. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name statement in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411et seq.,Business and Professions Code). SANTA MONICA DAILY PRESS to publish 07/09/2012, 07/16/2012, 07/23/2012, 07/30/2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NUMBER: 2012129105 ORIGINAL FILING This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES on 06/27/2012 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as CREATION POEMA BY ORAMA , KIA ORA TAHITI , VARVA TSHIRT . The full name of registrant(s) is/are: Veronique Hunkin Tomasi 3553 Atlantic Avenue #1151 LONG Beach CA 90807. This Business is being conducted by: an Individual. The registrant has not yet commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above. /s/:Veronique Hunkin Tomasi. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 06/27/2012. NOTICE: THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED PRIOR TO THAT DATE. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name statement in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411et seq.,Business and Professions Code). SANTA MONICA DAILY PRESS to publish 07/09/2012, 07/16/2012, 07/23/2012, 07/30/2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NUMBER: 2012128689 ORIGINAL FILING This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES on 06/26/2012 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as CONSCIOUS WARRIORS PRODUCTIONS

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NUMBER: 2012126354 ORIGINAL FILING This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES on 06/22/2012 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as REEL ONE MUSIC, DOWN PAT PRODUCTIONS, SOUNDWINGS. The full name of registrant(s) is/are: PATRICK WILLIAMS ENTERPRISES, INC 3156 MANDEVILLE CANYON ROAD LOS ANGELES CA 90049. This Business is being conducted by: a Corporation. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed on (Date)05/01/2007. /s/: PATRICK M. WILLIAMS. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 06/22/2012. NOTICE: THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED PRIOR TO THAT DATE. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name statement in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411et seq.,Business and Professions Code). SANTA MONICA DAILY PRESS to publish 07/16/2012, 07/23/2012, 07/30/2012, 08/06/2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NUMBER: 2012132322 ORIGINAL FILING This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES on 06/29/2012 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as CORDOBA MUSIC GROUP INC, CORDOBA GUITARS, CMG, CORDOBA, CORDOBA MUSIC. The full name of registrant(s) is/are: CORDOBA MUSIC GROUP INC 1455 19TH STREET SANTA MONICA CA 90404. This Business is being conducted by: a Corporation. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed on (Date)01/04/2010. /s/: GEORGE LEON. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 06/29/2012. NOTICE: THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED PRIOR TO THAT DATE. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name statement in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411et seq.,Business and Professions Code). SANTA MONICA DAILY PRESS to publish 07/16/2012, 07/23/2012, 07/30/2012, 08/06/2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NUMBER: 2012139142 ORIGINAL FILING This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES on 07/10/2012 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as ALL CITIES. The full name of registrant(s) is/are: PETER FENGIN 800 INDIANA AVE. VENICE CA 90291. This Business is being conducted by: an Individual. The registrant has not yet commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above. /s/:PETER FENGIN. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 07/10/2012. NOTICE: THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED PRIOR TO THAT DATE. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name statement in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411et seq.,Business and Professions Code). SANTA MONICA DAILY PRESS to publish 07/16/2012, 07/23/2012, 07/30/2012, 08/06/2012.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NUMBER: 2012137686 ORIGINAL FILING This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES on 07/09/2012 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as TWENTYSIX, TWENTY SIX CLOTHING. The full name of registrant(s) is/are: EHTHAN SOLOUKI 22542 LIBERTY BELL RD. CALABASAS, CA 91302. This Business is being conducted by: an Individual. The registrant has not yet commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above. /s/:ETHAN A. SOLOUKI. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 07/09/2012. NOTICE: THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED PRIOR TO THAT DATE. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name statement in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411et seq.,Business and Professions Code). SANTA MONICA DAILY PRESS to publish 07/16/2012, 07/23/2012, 07/30/2012, 08/06/2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NUMBER: 2012132561 ORIGINAL FILING This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES on 07/02/2012 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as THE OTHER HOUSE, TOH. The full name of registrant(s) is/are: THE OTHER HOUSE LLC 19773 GRAND VIEW AVE. TOPANGA CA 90290. This Business is being conducted by: a Limited Liability Company. The registrant has not yet commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above. /s/:AMBER VOTEL. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 07/02/2012. NOTICE: THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED PRIOR TO THAT DATE. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name statement in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411et seq.,Business and Professions Code). SANTA MONICA DAILY PRESS to publish 07/16/2012, 07/23/2012, 07/30/2012, 08/06/2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NUMBER: 2012138312 ORIGINAL FILING This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES on 07/10/2012 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as ELEVATION SPORTS. The full name of registrant(s) is/are: GUAGE OUTFITTERS, INC. 1329 HARVARD STREET 3 SANTA MONICA CA 90404. This Business is being conducted by: a Corporation. The registrant has not yet commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above. /s/:DAVID CRAYCRAFT. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 07/10/2012. NOTICE: THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED PRIOR TO THAT DATE. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name statement in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411et seq.,Business and Professions Code). SANTA MONICA DAILY PRESS to publish 07/16/2012, 07/23/2012, 07/30/2012, 08/06/2012.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NUMBER: 2012124311 ORIGINAL FILING This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES on 06/21/2012 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as ANBUS WORHOL. The full name of registrant(s) is/are: JENNIFER CUNNINGHAM, INC 12325 SUNSET BLVD. LOS ANGELES CA 90405. This Business is being conducted by: a Corporation. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed on (Date)05/15/2012. /s/: JENNIFER CUNNINGHAM. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 06/21/2012. NOTICE: THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED PRIOR TO THAT DATE. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name statement in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411et seq.,Business and Professions Code). SANTA MONICA DAILY PRESS to publish 07/16/2012, 07/23/2012, 07/30/2012, 08/06/2012.

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME Case No. ES015729 Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles Petition of MICHELL M. CHIN for Change of Name TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner or Attorney: MICHELL M. CHIN filed a petition with this court for a decree of changing names as follows: MICHELL M. CHIN to MICHAEL CHIN. The court orders that all persons interested in this matter shall 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. Notice of Hearing: Date: August 03, 2012 Time: 8:30am, Dept. E The address of the court is 600 East Broadway, Glendale, CA 91206 A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each 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 Daily Press. Date: JUNE 18 2012 MARY THORNTON HOUSE, JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NUMBER: 2012134243 ORIGINAL FILING This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES on 07/03/2012 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as OLIVIAS SKINCARE INC. The full name of registrant(s) is/are: OLIVIAS SKINCARE INC 1817 EUCLID STREET SANTA MONICA CA 90404. This Business is being conducted by: a Corporation. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed on (Date)01/01/2007. /s/: OLIVIA NAHASS. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 07/03/2012. NOTICE: THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED PRIOR TO THAT DATE. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name statement in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411et seq.,Business and Professions Code). SANTA MONICA DAILY PRESS to publish 07/16/2012, 07/23/2012, 07/30/2012, 08/06/2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NUMBER: 2012136730 ORIGINAL FILING This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES on 07/06/2012 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as CANTEEN CAFE. The full name of registrant(s) is/are: 3 RING KITCHEN, INC 444 N. GREENCRAIG RD. LOS ANGELES CA 90049. This Business is being conducted by: a Corporation. The registrant has not yet commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above. /s/:3 RING KITCHEN, INC. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 07/06/2012. NOTICE: THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED PRIOR TO THAT DATE. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name statement in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411et seq.,Business and Professions Code). SANTA MONICA DAILY PRESS to publish 07/16/2012, 07/23/2012, 07/30/2012, 08/06/2012.

Name Changes ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME Case No. LS022965 Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles Petition of AMALIA BANDY for Change of Name TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner or Attorney: AMALIA BANDY filed a petition with this court for a decree of changing names as follows: AMALIA HANNAH-BERNIECE BANDY to MALACHAI KOMANOFF BANDY. The court orders that all persons interested in this matter shall 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. Notice of Hearing: Date: August 02, 2012 Time: 8:30am, Dept. C, Room 310 The address of the court is 6230 Sylmar Ave, Van Nuys, CA 91401 A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each 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 Daily Press. Date: JUNE 26 2012 Richard H. Kirschner, JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT

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