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Hundreds of SMMUSD students still unvaccinated BY ASHLEY ARCHIBALD Daily Press Staff Writer

CITYWIDE As of the start of school, several hundred Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District students will not have received the state-required vaccine against whooping cough. The disease reached epidemic proportions in 2010, killing four infants, and SEE VACCINE PAGE 10

Driver arrested for allegedly running down bike rider BY KEVIN HERRERA Editor in Chief

BARNARD WAY In what a bicycle blogger called a clear case of road rage, a driver was arrested last week for allegedly driving his car into a cyclist riding on the 2600 block of Barnard Way. Santa Monica ADAMS police said Jeffrey Ray Adams, 41, of Los Angeles, was arrested for felony assault with a deadly weapon on Thursday, Aug. 26 at approximately 6:24 p.m. He was later released on $30,000 bail. He is expected to be arraigned Sept. 26. Adams was driving south on Barnard Way alongside the cyclist when the two began arguing. Allegedly Adams cut off the cyclist, making a hard left from the right lane SEE ARREST PAGE 8

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FROM THE SKY: Parts of a small plane rest in the backyard of a home Monday on 21st Street near the Santa Monica Airport.

Plane crashes into home Craft was trying to land at SMO; pilot suffers possible broken leg BY ASHLEY ARCHIBALD

plane crashed just where they’d been standing, Audatat said. “We were very lucky,” he said. The plane then hit a cinderblock wall in the back of the house, which took most of the impact, authorities said. A fourth man, whose first name is Luis, was in the back of the house at the time of the incident. He sustained minor injuries, possibly from being hit by debris that resulted from the impact, said Capt. Judah Mitchell of the Santa Monica Fire Department. The crash caused a small fire. One of the painters grabbed a garden hose and put out the flames, and they helped the pilot out of the plane. The pilot suffered moderate injuries,

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SUNSET PARK A small airplane crashed into an unoccupied home in the Sunset Park neighborhood Monday afternoon, injuring the pilot and a painter who was working on the house at the time of the accident. Osbaldo Audatat was one of four men painting the home located on the 3100 block of 21st Street when the plane struck at approximately 2:45 p.m. The men turned when they heard a noise, and saw a plane coming straight for them, clipping the tree in front of a nearby house before crashing. They jumped out of the way, and the

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Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2011 Time for art Santa Monica Bay Woman’s Club 1210 Fourth St., 11:30 a.m. — 2 p.m. The Artists League of the Santa Monica Bay Woman’s Club invites you to drop in to work on independent projects in watercolor, gouache and collage. This is a self-directed workshop that provides a supportive environment for those wishing to concentrate on their painting and an opportunity for painters to learn from each other. For more information, call (310) 310-2273. Writers group Fairview Library 2101 Ocean Park Blvd., 12 p.m. Meet with other aspiring writers for inspiration, guidance and support during this regular meeting. For more information, call (310) 450-0443. Stories for the little ones Ocean Park Library 2601 Main St., 10 a.m. Join Mr. Jesse for stories, rhymes, songs and even puppets. For more information, call (310) 458-8683. Earthquake safety Senior Center 1450 Ocean Ave., 11:30 a.m. — 12:30 p.m. In August, the Senior Center will feature Healthy Lunches Program Enrichment Workshops presented by the Santa Monica Fire Department and the Office of Emergency Management. The series will focus on how older adults can prepare for and be safe during an earthquake. For more information, call (310) 458-8644.

Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2011 Sweat together Annenberg Community Beach House 415 Palisades Beach Road, 8:45 a.m. — 9:45 a.m. Looking to lose a few pounds? Check out the group fitness class at the Sand & Sea Room of the Annenberg Community Beach House. Drop in or go for the full session registration. This is for ages 16 and over. Cost: Full fourweek session registration available for $122 or drop in for $20 per class. For more information, call (310) 458-4904 or e-mail beachhouse@smgov.net. Family flicks Main Library 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 2 p.m. — 4 p.m. Movie fun for everyone! Check out a screening of Disney’s “Kung Fu Panda.” Seating is limited and is first come, first served. Circle of trust Santa Monica Friends Meeting Hall 1440 Harvard St., 7 p.m. Join the Activist Support Circle for its monthly meeting. The guest speaker is expected to be Mimi Kennedy, an actress, author, activist and founding member of Progressive Democrats of America. Refreshments will be served at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free. On-site parking is free. The Activist Support Circle is an open and ongoing support group for progressive activists that began in February of 2005. For more information, call (310) 399-1000 or e-mail ActivistSupportCircle@ earthlink.net.

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Bringing in big bucks Public radio station KCRW-Santa Monica (89.9 FM) raised more money on Friday, Aug. 19 — the final day of its 2011 summer membership drive — than on any other day in the history of the station's onair fundraising efforts. KCRW is a community service of Santa Monica College. On average, between Aug. 11 and 18, the station was raising about $100,000 from about 900 contributors per day. But on that final Friday of the drive, a record-shattering total of $350,000 came in from 2,531 members. “Morning Becomes Eclectic,” hosted by Jason Bentley, which airs weekdays from 9 a.m. to noon, raised $111,000. And aided by a $50,000 challenge grant from the Wertheimer Family Foundation during the station's local broadcast of NPR's “All Things Considered” from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., another $97,000 was donated. Additional challenge grants from actor Will Ferrell ($10,000) and Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson ($20,000) helped the station raise matching funds throughout the drive. Daily drawings for the new Apple iPad II, and sweepstakes vacations to Barcelona and Costa Rica add to the allure of the station's fundraising efforts, in addition to hundreds of incentives donated by local businesses in the form of premiums, including dinners, gift certificates, concerts, museum memberships and more. “Aug. 19 was the greatest single day in KCRW's fundraising history,” said pledge drive manager Laura Shumate. “An extraordinary feat like this only happens because of the community we are so devoted to — I’m speaking of all of our supporting members, as well as the more than 1,000 phone volunteers and drive staffers who help us put on our membership drives.” Having reduced the number of pledge drive days from 11 to nine in the past year, the station announced that more than 10,120 people donated approximately $1.35 million during the on-air summer drive. The station still lmits the number of pledge drives to two per year but donations are accepted all year round at www.kcrw.com/join. Contributors are still eligible for the Costa Rica sweepstakes, which ends on Sep. 13. KEVIN HERRERA

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ON THE MARKET: A for sale sign sits in front of a home on 14th Street in the North of Montana neighborhood last week.

Home sellers, buyers play caution card BY DANIEL ARCHULETA Managing Editor

CITYWIDE Home prices may be relatively holding steady in Santa Monica, but it appears more buyers — and particularly sellers — are letting caution rule. Prices in the city by the sea are actually up in most areas, with the North of Montana 90402 zip code showing the most strength, boasting a 15 percent jump in prices in July 2011 compared to the same period last year, according to stats by Realtor.com. But, it’s

the inventory of available homes and condos that tells the real story. “There’s not much to sell,” said realtor Gabriela Manakova with Keller Williams Realty, who is based on Ocean Park Boulevard. “People still want to buy, [mortgage] rates are really low.” Listings are down as much as 58 percent in Santa Monica, according to the latest statistics. Manakova believes the local market is still showing strength despite the lack of available properties, mostly due to the demand to live in Santa Monica, a locale

known for its quality of life, good public schools and proximity to the beach. But, she said the willingness of buyers to pay high prices only goes so far and is stymied by the lack of available listings. These beliefs are illustrated by the raw numbers. For instance, there are just 78 listings in the 90405 zip code, a steep 42 percent drop from July 2010. With few homes available, Manakova and other local realtors believe that prices are staying afloat SEE HOMES PAGE 8

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Corsairs eye return to playoffs, perhaps a championship BY WAYNE NEAL Special to the Daily Press

SMC Santa Monica College began its fall semester this week, but the women’s soccer team has already been hard at work for the past four months preparing for their season opener. Last season’s disappointing 1-0 first round playoff loss to El Camino College has been well forgotten for the Corsairs as they

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who led the team in saves with 93. The Corsairs come into this season with more motivation and experience then last year as they are returning nine players who can make an immediate impact. “This year we are already ready with a high fitness level and higher competitive spirit,” Sheldon said. SEE SMC PAGE 8

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Six members of the Santa Monica City Council have turned a deaf ear to the citizens of this city by voting to go forward with development agreement negotiations for the Bergamot Transit Village (“Papermate project gets past council,” page 1, Aug. 25). Santa Monica is already over-developed and congested. No more large developments should be allowed in our city! Once again, I have to wonder why, and what is in it for our council members? Do they profit from this? They obviously don’t live in this area.

Jeanne Payne Santa Monica

A massive intrusion Editor:

Thanks for the article about traffic and the opening of SMC (“Back-to-school traffic returns,” page 1, Aug. 29). It’s time to remind residents about the traffic that will merge with the Santa Monica College traffic due to the proposed Hines project at Olympic Boulevard and 26th Street. If the City Council goes through with its plans to allow 750,000 square feet of construction on property previously zoned for 300,000 square feet, this increase in density and height will increase traffic and congestion all over our tiny city in ways it is hard to fathom. Hines, the out-of-state developer, is pushing through this project, the largest ever in our city, with the support of our City Council, except for Kevin McKeown. It is up to us to inform our neighbors and let the City Council know that we do not want this massive intrusion. There are alternatives for this gateway to Santa Monica that can enhance our community far better than this massive commercial project.

Sue Miller Santa Monica

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My heart was filled with admiration and Samohi Viking pride as I read your story about the new generation of student athletes who have graduated from Samohi and are now enrolled as students and football players at SMC (“SMC’s Samohi connection,” page 3, Aug. 29). I was honored to have the opportunity to be their freshman football line coach at Samohi. Their ongoing commitment to their education and carrying on the tradition of personal excellence is, in a word, “outstanding!”

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teacher who was a private pilot. He was a gruff, cranky old guy, at least to my 11-yearold brain. He was probably 45 and overworked with a classroom of kids, but those were the days when kids were durable. There was little to no coddling of the children. I think paddling had only been outlawed but a few years before I started grammar school, and I distinctly remember one teacher having a paddle in his classroom with the implied threat of its use. Punishments were meted out regularly and fairly. Parents were involved and generally gave teachers the benefit of the doubt when it was a question between the child and the teacher as to who was telling the truth. It was not uncommon for teachers to actually hug their students. Parents didn’t presume that every teacher was a child molester. On the contrary, they pretty much believed that teachers were champions, and a misbehaving child was dealt with swiftly. I was reminded of all of this over the past weekend when a friend asked me to accompany him on a flight to Palm Springs. He’s a pilot and we would be flying a little fourseater that he rents. I’ve known him long enough that I trusted he knew what he was doing. He has flown with several of our friends and they all survived, so I felt safe. It helped when he informed me that he obtained his license originally at 17 and had recently completed his commercial pilot’s license. That meant he had a solid decade and a half of flying experience, and the commercial license is not an easy thing to do, which definitely made me feel more comfortable with him. We were at Santa Monica Airport on Saturday and he asked me when was the last time I was in a four-seater prop plane. I told him of the time my fifth grade teacher took a group of us kids flying. I recall the excitement of takeoff, and being allowed to “fly” the plane. Being at the controls as a child gave me such a rush and sense of empowerment that I’ve never forgotten.

Today he would probably not be allowed to do that and I can only imagine the types of allegations that some overly paranoid parent would make, but in those days people understood that adults were to be respected and children tolerated, at best. The experiences of flying as a kid, both as a “pilot” and as a passenger, were some of the many events that helped make me an independent child and taught me how to act in an adult’s world. When my parents divorced, my father moved to Los Angeles from Northern California and as a boy I was regularly put on a plane and consequently I developed a sense of independence. It was a great learning experience and helped me learn how to navigate the world. I mention this because on Sept. 10 the Friends of Santa Monica Airport are presenting a day at the airport from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the observation deck. There will be pilots to talk to, air traffic controllers to ask questions of, and I’m sure there will be food and educational activities. It could be a great way for kids to be introduced to the joys of flying. There’s more information available at www.fosmo.org. My parents didn’t shield me from the world, they pushed me out into it; granted they were in the wings if something were to go wrong, but that would usually be me not behaving correctly rather than someone attempting to kidnap me. The goal then was to teach kids how to fly solo in this world. Parents and teachers worked hard to give kids wings, rather than to shield them from an endless parade of fears and entitlements. I am grateful today to them and that teacher who helped me learn that taking flight and being independent were good things.

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On the other hand, sometimes a politician’s position is already settled, whether through conviction, analysis, orders from political leaders, or political expediency. If that’s the case, try to get a sense of how he or she arrived at that position — it will tell you something about the kind of effort he or she will make as a lawmaker. The point is that as a voter, you should never suspend your critical judgment when dealing with politicians. Give them a fair hearing, but bone up on the issues, know what you’d like to hear and what you don’t want to hear … and then listen with your mind as well as your ears. It’s the only way I know to judge what a politician has to say — and to avoid being disappointed when it turns out that you didn’t actually hear what you thought you did. LEE HAMILTON is director of the Center on Congress at Indiana University. He was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives for 34 years.

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SACRAMENTO A former Los Angeles County district attorney joined an effort to end California's death penalty Monday, backing an initiative proposed for the November 2012 ballot that would replace capital punishment with life prison terms. "The death penalty in California is broken and it is unfixable," Gil Garcetti said at a news conference held to release details of the proposed ballot measure. "It is more likely that the convicted murderer will die in prison before execution is imposed." A recent study estimated the state spends $184 million annually on death penalty cases and incarceration above what it would cost to convert the terms to life behind bars. The former prosecutor said the ballot measure would devote $100 million over three years to law enforcement from money the state could save by ending capital punishment. The ballot measure would also require murderers to work in prison, with their earnings going into a victim compensation fund, said Jeanne Woodford, a former San Quentin State Prison warden.

Woodford, also a former California corrections secretary, now is executive director of Death Penalty Focus, which works to eliminate executions. Garcetti is one of 104 law enforcement officials who signed a support letter after lawmakers last week shelved a bill by Sen. Loni Hancock, D-Berkeley, that would have put a similar initiative on next year's ballot. Hancock's bill failed to get enough votes to clear the Assembly Appropriations Committee. Garcetti served two terms as top prosecutor in the state's most populous county before he was defeated in 2000. Opponents say California's capital punishment system should be maintained but can be made more efficient and less costly. Proponents must get approval from the attorney general and secretary of state before they can begin gathering signatures. Campaign consultant Steve Smith said organizers began soliciting financial support only last week, after Hancock's bill was shelved. He said he is confident proponents can raise the $1.5 million or so they would need to get enough signatures to put the measure on the ballot.

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ARREST FROM PAGE 1 into the median lane. The cyclist, who was reportedly traveling at 25 mph, crashed into the hood of the car and went flying into the northbound traffic lane. The cyclist was transported to a local hospital, where he was treated for minor injuries and released. “My back is killing me, my leg is killing me,” the 46-year-old cyclist can be heard saying in a video he posted on YouTube and is available at bikesidela.org, a bicycle blog. On the biker blog, the author of a post said the incident is a “clear cut case of Dr. Christopher Thompson road rage.” Thompson was sentenced in January to five years in prison for assaulting two cyclists by slamming on his car brakes after a confrontation on a narrow Brentwood road. In the video, Adams is heard saying, “You’re lucky you’re alive right now,” and “He ran into me.” The video, which shows Adams’ grey

SMC FROM PAGE 3 Lee, the only defensive specialist returning this season, is taking it upon herself to push the defense. “I have to step up my game,” she said. “Be more of a leader.” Coach Aaron Benditson will look to her to set the tone for the defensive unit. As the start of the season nears, all of the returners say they are up to the task of a return visit to the postseason. “Our goal is to win a conference champi-

We have you covered car parked in a center turn lane at an angle with the victim’s bicycle lying next to it, lasts for roughly 9 minutes and features the driver and several bystanders, some of whom confront Adams and challenge him to a fight. “You can’t attack somebody and go over a double yellow line,” one bystander shouts. Adams tells the injured bicyclist, who is sitting on the adjacent sidewalk, “Don’t you come after me ever again. You’re lucky you’re alive right now.” Barnard Way, a designated bike route, is a relatively low-speed stretch of road that winds along the scenic coastline. As of last month, there have been 70 bicycle accidents in Santa Monica so far this year, 29 of which were the fault of the motorist, police said. The City Council last week endorsed a draft Bicycle Action Plan which includes more designated bike lanes and education programs to encourage biking while also making it safer for all those on the road. kevinh@smdp.com

onship,” Benditson said. Benditson is going into his seventh year as women’s soccer head coach. He and his staff have laid a solid foundation for his team, now it’s just a matter of getting the job done. Benditson has high expectations for his squad, seeing that they are more experienced this year and already have a good fitness regimen going. “It took us a quarter of a season for the girls to get physically fit,” said Benditson “Were starting from a lot higher standard this year.” news@smdp.com

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FROM PAGE 3 because of the weak supply versus the high demand to live in Santa Monica. “A lot of buyers are still on the fence,” Manakova said. “They are asking themselves if they should wait longer.” She said that complacency may bite perspective buyers twice. First, if they wait, prices may continue to rise forcing them to pay a higher price to buy in Santa Monica. Second, when the current historically low mortgage rates go up they may end up paying more in the long run. Her advice to buyers is to look for something that suits their needs and take the plunge. “If we haven’t hit the bottom, we’re very close,” she said. Realtor Lidia Simon, who has a number of listings in Santa Monica, agrees with Manakova’s assessment, adding that the problem is exacerbated by the fact that buyers are looking for deals while many sellers are unrealistic about what their properties are worth. Couple that with the uncertainty on Wall Street and the economy in general and it makes the market a bit more complicated. Despite the low inventory in Santa Monica, the local market is faring much better than nearby Los Angeles, where home prices are down 11 percent from this time last year. Hopes that the recession was coming to an end in the early part of the year have given way to the reality that the economy has a ways to go before returning to the salad days of 2006-07. A recent Associated Press survey revealed that another recession is not likely over the next 12 months, but meaningful improvement will continue to be fleeting.

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Economists say that high unemployment and weak consumer spending will continue to hold back any real growth well into 2012. “There’s lots of hysteria about what’s going on in the stock market right now,” said Simon, who is based in Malibu and Brentwood. “People are nervous.” That fear has made its way into the local market, but Simon said that she’s confident Santa Monica will withstand the current worries and hopefully rebound in the coming months. One of the few groups undeterred by the lingering economic slump are investors. According to Realtor.com statistics, investors outnumber home buyers 3 to 1. “While some might be reluctant to buy real estate right now, others are taking advantage of the historically low mortgage rates and home prices,” said Candice Cerro, a spokesperson for Realtor.com. daniela@smdp.com


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CRASH FROM PAGE 1 Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board. Trimborn said the plane had first attempted to land on the runway at SMO, but “something went wrong.” “We saw him attempt to land, and then try to go around,” Trimborn said. “There is no cause. The NTSB and FAA have been notified and they are on their way to the scene. They will determine a probable cause, but we won’t know that for many months.” That no one, including the pilot, had died in the crash was, Trimborn said, “a miracle.” The last time a plane crashed into a neighborhood in the area was approximately seven to eight years ago, Trimborn added. The crash will likely stoke the flames of the debate surrounding the fate of the airport and the flight schools that operate there. Santa Monica’s airport has been the center of a game of tug-of-war between the FAA and City Hall, which has expressed an interest in closing down the airport in 2015. The federal agency contends that the airport is part of a vital network of airports that would be critical in any major emergency, and cannot be shut down.

Santa Monica officials say that the FAA has no ability to dictate what happens with the airport past 2015, when a 20-year agreement with the FAA expires. With that in mind, city officials have begun a “visioning process” for the airport, examining all options from keeping the airport as-is to shutting it down completely. There is agitation on both sides of the issue. A newly-formed coalition of pilots, flight instructors and mechanics called Friends of the Santa Monica Airport, or FOSMO, say that the airport brings a great deal of economic vitality to the area, and is working to change its reputation. Residents of Sunset Park, Venice and Mar Vista protest the airport, saying that it represents a hazard not only from the possibility of a crash, but also from the noise and pollution that the planes emit. Monday’s incident has surely given the airport’s opponents more ammunition. “I’m relieved to hear that no one died in the accident,” said Zina Josephs, a representative of the neighborhood group Friends of Sunset Park. “Unfortunately, when a runway is surrounded by homes, as the Santa Monica Airport’s runway is, there is no safe emergency landing if a plane loses power.”

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VACCINE FROM PAGE 1 prompting lawmakers to pass Senate Bill 354, which made it law for every student entering grades seven through 12 to prove that they’ve received the Tdap vaccine since they turned 7. That shot covers tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis. The last is more commonly known as whooping cough. According to district Nurse Coordinator Lora Morn, approximately 400 students at Santa Monica High School and 20 at Lincoln Middle School have not yet received their shots. Malibu High had 500 uncovered students as of last week, but that number may have gone down as a result of a mobile van from Westside Family Clinic that rolled into the school to administer shots for the two days of registration. It’s unclear how many students that attend John Adams Middle School or Olympic High School have not yet gotten the vaccine. The Venice Family Clinic, which serves much of the Westside, reported a major increase in the number of vaccines given out compared to previous years. “We haven’t seen as outrageously busy a rush as we thought we might, but we’ve definitely increased numbers,” said Nursing Supervisor Darcy Miller. Between Aug. 1 and Aug. 29, 2011, the clinic immunized 544 kids. That’s compared to 82 in the same time period in 2010. The school district encouraged students to get the shot by threatening to withhold the schedules for students who could not produce documentation of having received the vaccine, or did not get a medical or “personal belief ” exemption. That policy has been suspended because the district decided to give students a 30-day extension, Morn said. Legislators passed a second law, SB 614, that allowed school districts to give students that extra flexibility to get the shots. “We’re still requesting that all kids get the vaccine before the first day of school,” Morn said. According to Dr. Michelle T. Parra, the director of Los Angeles County’s immunization program, whooping cough is a cyclical disease, which saw a major upswing last year with 2,309 reported cases in the county alone. Of those, 672 were confirmed as pertussis. “The past year, in 2010, there were more cases than have been seen since the 1940s,” Parra said.

The outbreak resulted in four fatalities, all under the age of 3 months. The age of the victims is the main reason that the state pushed to have older students immunized, Parra said. “That’s a perfect example of an age group that are around a lot of younger kids not able to be vaccinated,” Parra said. “They might have younger siblings, who are too young to be vaccinated. If the disease is going around, and there are young kids that are vulnerable, the more people vaccinated around them, the better.” Doctors call it the “cocooning” effect, she said. As of Aug. 26, there were 1,017 reported cases of whooping cough, 192 of which have been confirmed. At this point, it’s unclear how many students opted out using either a medical or personal belief exemption. According to figures from the county Department of Health, while less than 1 percent of Los Angeles County students exercised the personal belief exemption in 2009, those numbers are much higher in one of the eight “service planning areas” — Santa Monica’s. Service Planning Area 5, which includes Santa Monica and Malibu, reported a 6.01 percent exemption rate for pre-school age students and 8.62 percent exemption rate for kindergartners. The next highest rate of 2.85 percent for kindergartners is in Service Planning Area 2, which lies north of Santa Monica and Malibu and includes Agoura Hills to the southwest, La Canada Flintridge to the east and the San Fernando Valley to the north. Parents should know that they have the ability to opt their child out of the vaccine, said Kim Kovalchik-Ii, the California State director for the National Vaccine Information Center. Kovalchik-Ii does not describe herself as against vaccines, although she would not choose to vaccinate her child again. What she wants is for parents to be fully informed. “There are more risks to some people,” Kovalchik-Ii said. “You can’t just shoot everyone up and expect the same outcome.” Kovalchik-Ii tells parents that they have to take the initiative and educate themselves about the potential dangers, and benefits, of vaccines and make a decision that’s right for their family. For more information about the potential ramifications of vaccines, parents can visit www.nvic.org. ashley@smdp.com


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Millions of court documents heading to shredder MICHAEL TARM Associated Press

Wrestling with the challenges of documents in the digital age, U.S. officials are destroying millions of paper federal court records to save storage costs — and raising the ire of some historians, private detectives and others who heavily rely on the files. The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration says at least 10 million bankruptcy case files and several million district court files from 1970 through 1995 will be shredded, pounded to pulp and recycled. Files designated as historically valuable, however, will be kept in storage. Federal archivists spent years consulting legal scholars, historians and others about which files to purge after realizing that sorting and digitizing just the bankruptcy cases would cost tens of millions of dollars. None of the civil or criminal cases up for destruction went to trial, and docket sheets that list basic information such as names of defendants and plaintiffs will be saved from each case. Such reassurances haven't allayed concerns of some of those whose work relies on the paper documents. Cornell Law School professor Theodore Eisenberg said it's precisely the mundane, every day records with no clear historical significance that, when looked at as a whole, are critical to establishing legal trends upon which court policy is often based. "Something really important will be lost here," said Eisenberg, a former clerk at the U.S. Supreme Court for the late Justice Earl Warren. "We would lose any ability to assess trends over time. This is not just a matter of history, it is a matter of influencing basic policy today." Christina Boyd, who teaches public law at the University at Buffalo, said only about 2 percent of federal court cases ever make it to trial and little research has been done to explain why that percentage dropped from about 12 percent in the 1960s. One question, she said, is whether federal judges began pushing settlements in the 1970s and 1980s as public aide to indigents dramatically increased, possibly to the advantage of corporations or other institutions being sued by the individuals. "This was a crucial period in legal history," she said. "We need to understand the trends — and that means looking at files that could be going away." Marvin Kabakoff, a senior analyst with the NARA who himself holds a Ph.D. in history, told The Associated Press on Thursday that he sympathizes and ideally would want all the records digitized, "but keeping everything is just not realistic." He said it would be "outrageously expensive" and since some documents are mashed or stapled together, merely sorting through the millions of papers would be a gargantuan, labor-intensive task. By the end of the year, 140,000 boxes of civil case files — out of a total of around 270,000 from the 25-year period —

are expected to be destroyed, Kabakoff said. Starting next year, about 390,000 of the 400,000 total boxes of bankruptcy case files from the same period will be destroyed and a far smaller number of criminal case files — about 40,000 boxes — would be destroyed later. Preparing for this first-of-its-kind destruction, federal archivists decided to keep thousands of records deemed historically relevant or that fell into other categories. With the civil files, for instance, authorities decided to save about 110,000 boxes, including all civil rights or government corruption files regardless of whether those cases went to trial. Federal documents meticulously detail which files should be saved, including those related to the shooting down of Korean Air Lines Flight 007 by a Soviet jet fighters in 1983 and files on young men accused of trying to evade the Vietnam War draft. "We tried to be very careful about what we are destroy-

ing," Kabakoff said The issue came to the fore as the federal court system, like other government entities, struggled to cut costs. The pre1995 files posed a particular challenge because they were created before nearly all court documents were kept electronically. Comparatively, few paper-only documents were created after 1995. Also, 1970 to 1995 was a period of explosive growth in litigation, creating mountains of paperwork that could only be stored in boxes at courthouses or federal archive centers with dwindling space. Historians argue that it is impossible to say what records will be historically significant in 10, 50 or 100 years, since a file deemed inconsequential today might one day shed light on someone who emerges to prominence, from a presidential candidate to a murder suspect.


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at Michigan. Fisher said Dutcher has been approached several times by other schools about head coaching jobs, but that he's talked his assistant out of leaving. "To draw me away from this would have to be something spectacular," Dutcher said. "In my mind, Brian is more important than the extension of my contract," Fisher said. Fisher will have a big job trying to keep the Aztecs playing at a high level after losing four starters. Point guard D.J. Gay and forwards Malcolm Thomas and Billy White were seniors, and star sophomore forward Kawhi Leonard left for the NBA draft. Additionally, center Brian Carlwell was denied a sixth year of eligibility by the NCAA. "I'm not looking to be pushed out the door or run out the door anytime soon," said Fisher, who had a cancer scare a few years ago. "Who knows? I used to operate on a handshake. Now, everyone has a contract. I do like that I have a contract. Right now I'm very healthy. Given the success we've had recently, I'm very excited about what the program has done and what we continue to do."

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GEMINI (May 21-June 20) ★★★★★ There could be considerable tension between two different areas of your life. Allow your imagination to seek out unusual answers. You could be surprised and delighted by what you discover. Tonight: Light up your life, as well as a loved one's.

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prevent you from getting out the door. Trust your feelings and decide to stay home. The unexpected hits on many sides of your life. Someone you care about is changing before your very eyes. Tonight: Order in.

★★★★ You grab the limelight early on today. Express some of the ideas that flash by you during a discussion. Getting feedback could be very positive. The unexpected could impact a budding friendship. Tonight: Don't be alone.

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★★★ Be aware of the costs of an indulgence. You might have difficulty determining what is a necessity. A boss lets you know how appreciative he or she is. Unexpected developments involve communication and mechanical equipment. Tonight: Hanging out.

the air. You might wonder when you can apply more of your adventurous ideas to a situation. The only person holding you back is you. Start exploring an outlet and a situation where you can learn and grow. Tonight: Treat yourself to a midweek movie.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

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Intuitively, you make the right move involving someone at a distance, education and/or travel. Don't be coerced by someone's neediness or demanding nature. You know what is best for you. Tonight: Your treat.

Happy birthday This year, you swing from extremely practical to high-minded. You often seem to be detail-oriented, while at other times you can be friendly and charming. People interacting with you might not know which voice to

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respond to. You will tend to be viewed as unpredictable, especially concerning finances. You also have an unusual amount of creativity and the ability to transform emotional situations. If you are attached, your partner could be whimsical and at times spontaneous. If you are single, you'll meet someone quite interesting this year. Curb a tendency to be too jealous or possessive. You could be pushing suitors away. LIBRA helps you make money.

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ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME Case No. ES015076 Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles Petition of MARIA CHEYENNE PHOENIX THIBEAULT for Change of Name TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner or Attorney: MARIA CHEYENNE PHOENIX THIBEAULT filed a petition with this court for a decree of changing names as follows: MARIA CHEYENNE PHOENIX THIBEAULT to MARIA PHOENIX WELLS. 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: 10/14/2011 Time:8:30am, Dept. A The address of the court is 300 East Olive Ave., Burbank, CA 91502 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: 8/17/2011 MARY HOUSE, JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NUMBER: 2011084685 ORIGINAL FILING This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES on 08/18/2011 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as GUIDING GIFTED MINDS EDUCATION, g2m education. The full name of registrant(s) is/are: Gia Kim 4732 Cabot lane La Verne, CA 91750. 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/:Gia Kim. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 08/18/2011. 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 08/30/2011, 09/05/2011, 09/12/2011, 09/19/2011.

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the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES on 08/18/2011 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as CCL IT CONSULTING. The full name of registrant(s) is/are: CIPRIAN LAZA 1161 WINCHESTER AVE. #5 GLENDALE, CA 91201. This Business is being conducted by: an Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed on (Date)01012011. /s/: CIPRIAN LAZA. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 08/18/2011. 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 08/30/2011, 09/05/2011, 09/12/2011, 09/19/2011.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NUMBER: 2011083648 ORIGINAL FILING This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES on 08/17/2011 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as NUA GOLF. The full name of registrant(s) is/are: LINKSIN GROUP INC. 1236 S. BEDFORD DR. LOS ANGELES, CA 90035. 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/:JEFF WHITE. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 08/17/2011. 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 08/30/2011, 09/05/2011, 09/12/2011, 09/19/2011.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NUMBER: 2011078129 ORIGINAL FILING This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES on 08/08/2011 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as LUXELAB AT THE GLEN. The full name of registrant(s) is/are: Luke-Bel Air, Inc. 2938 N. Beverly Glen Cir. Los Angeles, CA 90077. 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 V. Abrams. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 08/08/2011. 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 08/30/2011, 09/05/2011, 09/12/2011, 09/19/2011. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NUMBER: 2011084675 ORIGINAL FILING This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES on 08/18/2011 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as Fuzzy Muzzle Pet Care. The full name of registrant(s) is/are: Margaret Holly OMeara 1509 Wellesly Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90025. 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/:Margaret Holly OMeara. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 08/18/2011. 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 08/30/2011, 09/05/2011, 09/12/2011, 09/19/2011.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NUMBER: 2011085473 ORIGINAL FILING This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES on 08/19/2011 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as SOCAL WICKER, WORLD WIDE WICKER. The full name of registrant(s) is/are: DANE JOSEPH 23951 EAGLE MOUNTAIN STREET WEST HILLS, 91303. This Business is being conducted by: an Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed on (Date)01012010. /s/: DANE JOSEPH. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 08/19/2011. 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 08/30/2011, 09/05/2011, 09/12/2011, 09/19/2011. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NUMBER: 2011084564 ORIGINAL FILING This statement was filed with

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NUMBER: 2011075363 ORIGINAL FILING This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES on 08/18/2011 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as ANGELS OF THE VALLEY HOSPICE CARE HIGH DESERT. The full name of registrant(s) is/are: ANGELES OF THE VALLEY HOSPICE CARE, INC. 2142 MONTEVERDE DR. CHINO HILLS, CA 91709. 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/:ROWENA I. ARGONZA. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 08/18/2011. 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 08/30/2011, 09/05/2011, 09/12/2011, 09/19/2011. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NUMBER: 2011083649 ORIGINAL FILING This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES on 08/17/2011 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as AMERICAN GOLD EXCHANGE. The full name of registrant(s) is/are: CHERYL L. ANKER 1129 CARDIFF AVENUE LOS ANGELES, CA 90035. This Business is being con-ducted by: an Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed on (Date)1994. /s/: CHERYL L. ANKER. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 08/17/2011. 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 author-ize 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 08/30/2011, 09/05/2011, 09/12/2011, 09/19/2011.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NUMBER: 2011083647 ORIGINAL FILING This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES on 08/17/2011 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as BRIAN EVERETT PHOTOGRAPHY. The full name of registrant(s) is/are: BRIAN E. WIX 5460 WHITE OAK AVE. UNIT C313 ENCINO, CA 91316. This Business is being conducted by: an Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed on (Date)01012011. /s/: BRIAN E. WIX. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 08/17/2011. 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 busi-ness 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 08/30/2011, 09/05/2011, 09/12/2011, 09/19/2011. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NUMBER: 2011078124 ORIGINAL FILING This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES on 08/08/2011 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as LUXELAB HAIR. The full name of registrant(s) is/are: Luxe- 1408, Inc. 1408 Montana Ave. Santa Monica, CA 90403. 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/:Jason Lara. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS AN-GELES County on 08/08/2011. 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 08/30/2011, 09/05/2011, 09/12/2011, 09/19/2011.

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