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Trainers say new fitness fees too high BY DAVID MARK SIMPSON Daily Press Staff Writer

CITY HALL Fitness trainers are going to have to shell out some cash if they want to continue using public parks to hold their classes. An ordinance approved Tuesday night by the City Council introduces new regulations and permit fees for trainers. Use of Palisades Park, which was at the center of the debate, was restricted more heavily than other parks. The ordinance, which introduces a oneyear pilot program, banned training on Sunday at Palisades Park and established four fitness zones within the park to reduce overuse in other areas. City officials had initially recommended a pecentage-based permit fee, but council amended the ordinance to a flat fee suggested by Jeff Jordan, a local trainer, during the public comment portion of the meeting. Council approved Jordan’s proposed fees, which he’d heard from another trainer based

in a small suburb outside of Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Annual permits for one-on-one training at all but two of the approved parks cost $1,800. Groups of three to 10 pay $3,600 and groups of 11 or more pay $5,400. Costs at Palisades Park are increased by 50 percent to reflect the park’s high demand. Permit costs at Reed Park are halved in an attempt to encourage use. Reed Park is a known homeless hangout. Erin Dick, head of the Santa Monica Outdoor Fitness Coalition, said that a decision to switch to flat fees and to increase those flat fees for Palisades Park was a rash, uncalculated decision. Fees for Palisades trainers will cost $2,700, $5,400, and $8,100 for the various group sizes. “What happened last night in Council Chambers has effectively banned fitness training at Palisades Park,” she said. “I SEE FEES PAGE 9

Pedestrian killed while crossing Lincoln BY KEVIN HERRERA Editor-in-Chief

LINCOLN BLVD A 54-year-old man was hit and killed by a motorist while walking across Lincoln Boulevard at Pier Avenue just after midnight Wednesday, police said. The driver of the vehicle, a 34-year-old female from Culver City, Calif., told police that she did not see the pedestrian until she

struck him with her car, said Sgt. Jay Moroso, spokesman for the Santa Monica Police Department. The pedestrian, who was walking eastbound at the unmarked intersection, sustained major trauma to his body as a result of the collision and was pronounced dead at the scene. SEE FATALITY PAGE 11

SMC professor removed after alleged racist comments BY DAVID MARK SIMPSON Daily Press Staff Writer

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Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013 What’s new? Fairview Library 2101 Ocean Park Blvd., 1 p.m. Come discuss current events with moderator Jack Nordhaus. Ocean stories Ocean Park Library 2601 Main St., 3:15 p.m. The Santa Monica Pier Aquarium will present an ocean-themed story session followed by crafts and activities. For more information, call (310) 458-8683. Black hole art Santa Monica Museum of Art 2525 Michigan Ave., Building G1, 5 p.m. Come to the opening reception of artist Laurel Broughton’s new exhibition, “Wall Works: Black Holes.” For the project, Broughton collaborated with more than 500 students to remake milk cartons into artistic interpretations of black holes and outer space. Job hunting Main Library 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 6:30 p.m. Learn ways to find the job you want, get your resume noticed in a crowded field and shine in the interview. The program is free and open to all — no advanced registration is required. For more information, call (310) 434-2608.

Healthy minds Main Library 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 7 p.m. Learn how memory works, as well as tips on how to maintain and improve it. The event will be presented by the Alzheimer’s Association. Rent Control meets City Hall 1685 Main St., 7 p.m. The Rent Control Board will discuss owner-occupancy issues and the final budget report from the last fiscal year.

Friday, Oct. 11, 2013 Cinema on the pier Santa Monica Pier 6 p.m. This week’s installment of the pier’s Front Porch Cinema features “Snoopy, Come Home.” This Peanuts classic follows Snoopy and Woodstock as they hit the road. Cost: Free. For more information, visit santamonicapier.org. Move that body The Broad Stage 1310 11th St., 7:30 p.m. Los Angeles-based repertory dance company BODYTRAFFIC comes to The Broad with new works. Drawing from talent across the globe, the company is as diverse as they come. This production will also take place on Saturday. For more information, visit thebroadstage.com/bodytraffic.

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CORRECTION In the article, “Lawsuit alleges severe bullying at Malibu High” published on Oct. 9, the accused bully should have been identified as a senior at the time of the incident. The incident did not take place at water polo practice, but at ninth grade PE class. The alleged victim and the accused bully were both on Malibu High School’s water polo team but the former was a member of the junior varsity team and the latter played on the varsity team.


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Hipster lounge shuttered — for now The Bungalow at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel, a popular lounge that features a Baja-style surf vibe, is shutting its doors for an undetermined amount of time as the operators apply to expand the hotel’s liquor license to cover the venue, which operated for more than a year without permission from the state’s Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control. During a routine inspection of the venue, officials with the state noticed that the Fairmont’s current license restricted the sale of alcohol to certain spaces within the hotel, including The Bungalow, which boasts farm-fresh cocktails and food by FIG Chef Ray Garcia. John Carr, a spokesman with the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, said there is no disciplinary action being taken and there are no records of complaints against the establishment. “Since this is an existing license and they are trying to expand … this could go rather quickly,” Carr said. “It can take a few days or a few weeks. Right now that process is working its way through.” The Bungalow issued a statement saying that it was closing for renovations, including expanding the ladies room. “We are working at breakneck speed to get the paperwork and the construction completed and we decided that the work could be completed under an expedited schedule if we temporarily closed the Bungalow,” the statement reads. “[W]e apologize for any inconvenience.” — KEVIN HERRERA

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BREAKING TACKLES: Santa Monica High running back Kwame Duggins runs the ball against Hart last Friday.

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Samohi opens league season BY DANIEL ARCHULETA Managing Editor

CORSAIR FIELD The preseason has come and gone and Santa Monica football couldn’t be happier. After three straight weeks of taking on some of the most storied teams in Southern California, Samohi (2-3) begins its trek to three-peat as Ocean League champs against Morningside on Friday at Santa Monica College’s Corsair Field.

The two teams have a long history, but Morningside brings something different to the ball field this year: a new head coach. Derwin Henderson, who led Southeast High School to a CIF-City Section championship in 2011, has brought order to a team that has traditionally underachieved. Since taking over, Henderson has decided to go with a number of underclassmen to help build his program from SEE FOOTBALL PAGE 11

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Bill Davids in his letter to the editor claims that the Big Blue Bus (BBB) provided no advance notice of its GLOW-related detours and shuttles (“Too environmentally friendly,” Letters to the Editor, Oct. 3). This simply is not true. We are so sorry that any customer may have had a bad experience. However, we want to set the record straight with regard to planning detours and shuttles for GLOW and the dissemination of public information. BBB served on an inter-departmental planning team for GLOW organized by the Community and Cultural Affairs Division. This team consisted of representatives from the Santa Monica Police Department (SMPD), traffic engineering, and Community and Cultural Affairs, to name a few. BBB staff provided detailed information regarding our detours and shuttles to each member representing their respective departments. In fact, we informed SMPD of Metro’s detours as well to ensure that they were aware of the overall transit plan for GLOW. The dissemination of information to the public began 10 days prior to the event. We began posting information related to GLOW on Sept. 19 on our website. On Sept. 24, per our communications plan, we distributed detour information through these channels: • BBB Facebook page; • BBB Twitter feed; • BBB digital screens located on Broadway and Santa Monica Boulevard between Second and Fifth streets; • Via dedicated e-mails to our subscriber and community partners in Downtown, including the SMPD and the city’s Cultural Affairs Division; • Onboard signs on the newer buses; and • In the final 24 hours before GLOW, printed detour maps were attached to bus stops along the routes impacted by the detours throughout Downtown. Again, we regret that any customer had a negative experience. We always take opportunities with events to garner lessons learned so that we can do better with future events and detour planning. We appreciate the feedback and hope the next experience is positive.

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‘Washington’s Mad Hatter’s Tea Party’ A Tea Party is happening in Washington, D.C. Where people speak of budgets and things They call apples, oranges; A Tea Party where fools reign supreme. The Mad Hatter asked Alice who are these people? There is the Cheshire Cat; so orange is he, Grinning his grin saying No, no, no. The rest, sycophants; supposedly govern for the people. Alice asked; Did they shut the government down? Did they vote to make it stop? Cheshire Cat, “Oh no, nothing like that; we just don’t vote.” Don’t vote, yet get paid while millions go without. Curiouser and curiouser is this Congress thing said Alice. What a marvelous job; do nothing, yet get paid. This is the best Tea Party ever. The Cheshire Cat grins; him they quote “No, no, we won’t take a vote.” The ship of state is sinking and no one cares. Of course not; only the people go down with the boat. “Off with their heads” cried the Queen. Yes, yes, say the people, They don’t use them anyway. And the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party continued on.

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DEAR LIFE MATTERS,

DEAR HATE/LOVE,

I am having a really hard time. I can’t even say what I really want to say because you won’t publish it. But I hope you are listening and really hear what I am desperately trying to say. My mother is divorced. For a long time now I have somehow become her go-to guy, her best friend. Actually, I feel more like the parent than her son. She is constantly texting me messages about her boyfriend problems or her medical problems or whatever. It seems everything is a problem for her. I would call her a drama queen except I think the situation is worse than that. I think she is one of those women who were strikingly beautiful (she used to model) and decided that all she needed was a rich man to take care of her and she would be just fine. Well, she has definitely had a number of well-off guys who did take care of her, but throughout it all I still was her best buddy. It used to feel good, like I was somehow really special to her, but I am now beginning to see it differently. I feel special only to the degree that she can and does use me. She truly has no life or her own. She lives through others and she lives through me most of all and I do not know how to get away! I am very ashamed to tell you the horrible things I have said to her and terrible names I have called her. But not even that works. I am in my 20s and have always done well in school. I am one semester away from graduating from a prestigious university, but I just cannot seem to get it together and finish. I must admit that I have taken to smoking pot every day and, honestly, it is the only relief I have. It is the only way I can get away from her! I don’t know if it is the bud or my anger at her that keeps me from graduating? She begs me to finish and she pays the tuition. I think she wants me to finish so, when all else fails, I will be there to take care of her. I cannot ever see a life of my own, for myself. So, I do love her and want her to be well and happy, but I also harbor extreme rage towards her. I just hate her sometimes for being so selfish and robbing me of a life.

I can see that your situation is dire. It is most unfortunate when we have a parent who lives through us, which is what you seem to be describing. I think most, if not all, of us love our mothers at some level, but it is certainly true that an intrusive and selfish one that cannot see that she needs to back off and let you breathe is intolerable. It does lead to extremely angry feelings; perhaps rage is the best term for this. We all need the space to be ourselves and grow into who we are meant to be. It sounds like you are being robbed of this experience right now and actually for some time now. I think it is extremely sad when beautiful women (and it can happen to men too) just rely on their looks and charm to capture that person who will take care of them in the fashion that they see fit. It normally does not work. They can’t keep the relationship because it is too shallow or someone moves on to a younger model. Actually, I have counseled a good number of these women who have objectified themselves and many of them hate their husbands or partners, and they really are miserable. This is sad, but we need to first help you. I think it is most important to focus on you right now! She is obviously getting to you, but let’s think of how you can gently back off and begin to take care of yourself. Is smoking so much grass keeping you from finishing your college degree? If you step back and think for yourself, is this degree something that can put you ahead and that you would like to have, independent of your mother? Are you punishing your mother by not graduating when it might well be the best thing for you personally? I think you should seek some counseling to separate yourself and learn to think for yourself and do what is best for you. Your university healthcare center most likely can and will provide you with no cost counseling. Get it now and do what is best for you. We can tackle the mom problem later and most likely the college counselor can help with that too. Mom needs serious help, but we need to start with you.

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Cuisine is culture, especially when you consider the influence of California cuisine, still reverberating decades after it began and the phenomenal explosion of food blogs, TV food shows and people who identify as foodies. The publication of Joyce Goldstein’s “Inside the California Food Revolution: Thirty Years that Changed our Culinary Consciousness,” inspired this Sunday’s UpClose session, presented by Santa Monica’s public radio station KCRW at the intimate New Roads School Moss Theatre. Renowned food writer Ruth Reichl moderates a panel including Goldstein and star chefs Nancy Silverton (Mozza), Roy Choi (A-Frame), Sang Yoon (Father’s Office) and Eduardo Ruiz (Corazon y Miel). Ever-popular Evan Kleiman, host of KCRW’s “Good Food,” will be on hand and the event will be recorded for possible later broadcast. These top California chefs from different generations will discuss the evolution of California cuisine, from farm to table to

food trucks, exploring California’s distinctive terroir, coupled with the openness of chefs like those onstage who’ve created a unique cuisine and culture. The discussion starts at 4 p.m. with postshow book signing. Come early for complimentary wine and beer, and gourmet food trucks offering goodies for purchase at 3 p.m. Tickets and details at www.kcrw.tix.com. New Roads School is located on Olympic Boulevard just west of Centinela Avenue. TWO BY TWO

This week, I’m comparing and contrasting two very different plays that share odd parallels, “The Sunshine Boys” at the Ahmanson Theatre, and “Oy!” at The Actors Gang. Both feature two characters who hold conflicting views of their shared history, and both represent the perspectives, politely speaking, of an almost obsolete demographic group. But where they go and what they do with that material is striking. At Center Theatre Group’s Ahmanson Theatre, the reuniting of classic TV sitcom “Taxi” co-stars Judd Hirsch and Danny DeVito has been big news as they star in Neil Simon’s sentimental but sly comedy “The Sunshine Boys.” DeVito, short of stature, towers over this show (not always in a good way) about the once Lewis and Clark (not the map-making pioneers) reuniting for a television special on the history of vaudeville. Problem is the two old codgers, who’ve been nearly forgotten anyway, parted abruptly after more than 40 years onstage and haven’t spoken in 10 years. As you’d imagine, there’s a lot of schtick and schmaltz in this show. Ben (Justin Bartha), a young agent, is trying to make his mark by making a deal with his crotchety uncle Willie Clark (DeVito) to get back together, just for this once, with partner Al Lewis (Hirsch). Each remembers his onstage history his own way. Willie sees the sudden decision by Al to stop performing, without even considering him, as the chasm. Al’s departure left Willie out in the cold and resentful, all these years later, at the way Al would poke him in the chest and spit in his face while articulating his “T’s” during their act. This isn’t theatre of deep consequence. It’s the kind of star-turn vehicle custommade for the two stars doing it here. But in my humble opinion, DeVito overplays his role, which, while requiring some hamSEE WATCH PAGE 8


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It’s “Tracers,” the emotionally charged ensemble piece about the Vietnam war. Written by playwright John DiFusco in 1980 and performed at Los Angeles’ Odyssey Theatre that same year, it has been performed in Chicago, New York, and on tour nationally and internationally ever since. And, not surprisingly, it is as relevant now as it was then, dealing as it does with the first of America’s many controversial wars. DiFusco is quick to acknowledge the creative contributions of the eight Vietnam veterans who made up the “original group” at the Odyssey. The play appears to have provided a much-needed catharsis, both for the audience as well as the players. In the current revival, playing at the comfortable USVAA Theater in Culver City, the actors, who are trained theater professionals, are all veterans of the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marines. Too young to have served in Vietnam, they served mainly in Iraq and Afghanistan. Together they reenact the story of the terrifying “adventure” of the Vietnam war, from boot camp, where they were referred to as “maggots” and bullied non-stop by their drill sergeant. (“One in 100 soldiers is a warrior,” he tells them, “and 80 percent are targets.”) We follow them to the hot, sniper-filled jungles of Vietnam and watch the process as each reveals himself as a very real, unique personality. There is Scooter (James Bane), Dinky Dau (Trevor Scott), The Professor (Chris DeVinny), Little John (Jonathan Farrow), Habu (Juliez Frazier), and the “runt” of the litter, Baby San (Dan Bridges). The bullying Sgt. Williams is Terrence Edwards and the medic, Doc, is Jaimyon Parker. It is part of the fascination of the play to watch this thoroughly disparate group meld together as a band of brothers. Together they face the horrors of war, the boredom of non-activity, and the highs to be

had from a variety of drugs. Together, they face their last ambush. Switching from the war to a period just after the war and then to the 1980s makes it a little difficult to keep track of the chronology of the men’s lives, but this is a cavil in what is otherwise a nearly perfect production. The men are flawlessly directed by playwright DiFusco, who also created the evocative sound design (with Corwin Evans) and provided instruction in Tai Chi. “Tracers,” which is “dedicated to the 59,000 who missed the Freedom Bird,” is a co-production of the United States Veterans’ Artists Alliance (USVAA) and the Rogue Machine Theatre. A companion piece, “The Long Way Home,” which deals with DiFusco’s reflections on the “Tracers” journey, runs in repertory with “Tracers” and was written and is performed by DiFusco and directed by John Perrin Flynn, the Rogue Machine’s founding artistic director. “Tracers,” a term that refers to the preliminary bullets that emit a red streak to aid a soldier in aiming his weapon in the dark, will be presented at the USVAA Theater in the AMVETS Post II Building, 10858 Culver Blvd., Culver City, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 6 p.m. (with an additional show with talk-back at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 13) through Nov. 9. “The Long Way Home,” using poetry, projections, story telling and live music to tell the story of the creation and journey of “Tracers,” will be presented at 8 p.m. on Thursdays from Oct. 10 through Nov. 7, and 3 p.m. on Sundays, with a talk-back with John DiFusco and percussionist and vocalist Al Keith on Sunday, Oct. 20. For tickets, call (855) 585-5185 or go to www.roguemachinetheatre.com CYNTHIA CITRON can ccitron@socal.rr.com.

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man and three companies in Japan, alleging they are using the name and likeness of the late pop star on key chains, mugs and other products without permission. The lawsuit filed in Tokyo District Court last month does not seek money but demands the actions stop. It names Ryosuke Matsuura and three companies, Michael Jackson Asian Rights, Michael Jackson Enterprises and Michael Jackson World. The companies run elaborate online sites that proclaim it owns the rights to Jackson products in Asia, displays photos of the singer, and sells 2,100 yen ($21) towels, 525 ($5) post cards and 10,000 yen ($100) lighters that have his image plastered on them. The estate said it wants to protect its legitimate partners and preserve the legacy of Jackson, who died in California in 2009 from an anesthetic overdose. “Many in Japan have been misled by the defendants,” the estate said in a statement. “Michael loved his millions of Japanese fans, all of whom deserve the opportunity to purchase legitimate and authentic Michael Jackson goods.” Yutaka Fujino, an executive at one of the companies, said Wednesday he wanted to study the AP’s questions before

WATCH FROM PAGE 6 handedness, in his hands feels mostly onenote. No matter. The actors are stars, the playwright’s a star and the play’s a crowd pleaser. Get info and tickets at www.centertheatregroup.org. More complex, and more rewarding, however, is the brief return of Helene Cixous’ “Oy!” directed by Georges Bigot at The Actors Gang in Culver City. Two Jewish sisters, in their late 80s, who have returned home to Paris following an invitation to speak in their German hometown about their experience as Jews in Nazi Germany, have told a version, but not all, of the truth. As they prepare chopped liver in the kitchen, which is replete with a real sink and Selma (Mary Eileen O’Donnell) chopping real carrots, celery and onions using knives and a food processor, she and Jenny (Jeanette Horn) recall that there was much

commenting. Estate attorney Kensuke Ambe said Matsuura is contesting the allegations, but he has not heard back from the others. Matsuura did not answer repeated calls. The estate estimated the value of the unauthorized products at 123 million yen ($1.23 million), according to the lawsuit documents. “The defendants are taking advantage of the fact that Michael is dead to act as though they have obtained the rights,” the documents said. Also behind the lawsuit is Triumph, an American company wholly owned by the estate and set up by Jackson to handle his merchandising. The estate erased nearly $500 million in debt after Jackson’s death and keeps churning out new products. It opened a Las Vegas Cirque-du-Soleil show this year and is likely considering additional releases of Jacksonrelated material to ensure his mother and three children keep living comfortably and fans have new material to see and hear. Triumph sued another Japanese company that sold Jackson goods and won in 2011. Japanese are among Jackson’s most loyal fans, and many stuck with him through his two trials centered on child-molestation charges, which never resulted in convictions. He repeatedly denied the charges. His death brought much of this nation out in mourning. they did not reveal to the young audience, for whom they are a mere curiosity, detached from distant history. But no history is black and white. While “normal anti-Semitism” was considered acceptable, the slide into holocaust nightmare was not accomplished by Germans alone. Jews from Germany looked down upon Jews from Poland who came seeking help, and within their own society, “acceptable Jews” included the higher-paid classes, not the country peasant who smelled of garlic. No, these sisters have a lot not to say, and they do a masterful job of saying it. “Oy!” is a master class in acting and tonight there’s a VIP performance with reception; go if you can, if not tonight, before it closes on Oct. 20. Visit www.TheActorsGang.com or call (310) 838-4264. SARAH A. SPITZ is a former freelance arts producer for NPR and former staff producer at public radio station KCRW-Santa Monica. She has also reviewed theatre for LAOpeningNights.com.


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FEES FROM PAGE 1 believe it happened because nobody on council, in the three seconds, did the math to realize the implications of what they were voting on.” Raisa Lilling, owner of Fit4Mom Santa Monica and member of the Outdoor Fitness Coalition, said she will continue to train in the park, but that she will have to change her business model. “It feels like the last 60 seconds of that meeting was a complete reversal of all the nice things everyone said about us,” she said. City officials studied data from business licensees and found that the average trainer makes about $40,000 per year. “Charging trainers — who make very little money — what essentially amounts to 20 percent of their revenue, just priced every single trainer out of Palisades,” Dick said. Karen Ginsberg, director of Community and Cultural Services, said that officials had not discussed those specific flat-rate numbers before the meeting. A flat-rate fee recommended by city officials would have been based on percentages of the estimated $40,000 annual salary. “Those numbers put forward by the trainer, Jeff, that seemed off-the-cuff, or on the fly … were in that range,” she said. Some of the Palisades Park fees were above that range, she said. Trainers did express a desire for flat-rate fees during the public comment portion of the meeting and Mayor Pro Tem Terry O’Day said after the meeting that the switch was a response to these comments. The increase at Palisades Park, he said, was a reflection of the original city staff report, which suggested a 50 percent increase in permit fees for Palisades Park. “I saw some unhappy faces when folks were leaving the room on that particular topic,” he said, “And I was somewhat surprised because it was simply mirroring what was in the staff report, but switching over to flat fees.” O’Day said that changing the fees would not be easy. “I think that if this is a serious concern for the city then we should hear about it,” he said. “The rationale that I described seems to me to be reasonable. I’m not sure that people have thought it through in that way.” The ordinance limits Palisades Park to 20 group trainer permits. If more than 20 trainers apply for permits, a lottery will determine who gets to use the park. Many of the 25 people who spoke during the public portion of the meeting voiced fears that popular

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veteran group-trainers would lose out on the lottery. Palisades Park is limited to groups of 15 participants or fewer. The audience, consisting mostly of trainers and clients but also some groups opposed to fitness in the park, grew tense as Councilman Kevin McKeown changed his mind and proposed an amendment to the ordinance that would have banned trainers at Palisades Park. Councilmen Bob Holbrook and Tony Vazquez followed suit, but council members Ted Winterer, Gleam Davis, and O’Day opposed the amendment. Mayor Pam O’Connor was not present at the meeting and the motion failed. McKeown then proposed a one-year moratorium on Palisades Park and the council responded in the same way. “I just think Palisades Park is a very special place,” McKeown said. “It’s not that it’s elitist, it’s just the nature of that park. There are certain things, if you own a home, that you do in a yard and there’s certain things you do on your front porch. And Palisades Park, to me, is Santa Monica’s front porch.” Finally, City Manager Rod Gould suggested the Sunday ban, which was agreed upon by all members except Vazquez, who opposed passage of the ordinance. The ordinance goes into effect in January and will last one year before being reevaluated. City officials will brief the council on the observed results of the ordinance halfway through the year. dave@smdp.com

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TEMPS FROM PAGE 3 late the point at which every year from then on will be warmer than the hottest year ever recorded over the last 150 years. For example, the world as a whole had its hottest year on record in 2005. The new study, published Wednesday in the journal Nature, says that by the year 2047, every year that follows will probably be hotter than that record-setting scorcher. Eventually, the coldest year in a particular city or region will be hotter than the hottest year in its past. Study author Camilo Mora and his colleagues said they hope this new way of looking at climate change will spur governments to do something before it is too late. “Now is the time to act,” said another study co-author, Ryan Longman. Mora, a biological geographer at the University of Hawaii, and colleagues ran simulations from 39 different computer

SMC FROM PAGE 1 plaints from students and so forth.” Shimizu could not elaborate on the types of complaints that were received by the college. The comments were made during the second of six classes. A new professor was brought in for the third class. “We don’t want to call it a firing,” Shimizu said. “We just removed him from the class. He was removed because they felt they had to take action because all of these complaints that were coming in from active students there.” The class was a part of the community service program for which students do not

We have you covered models and looked at hundreds of thousands of species, maps and data points to ask when places will have “an environment like we had never seen before.” The 2047 date for the whole world is based on continually increasing emissions of greenhouse gases from the burning of coal, oil and natural gases. If the world manages to reduce its emissions of carbon dioxide and other gases, that would be pushed to as late as 2069, according to Mora. But for now, Mora said, the world is rushing toward the 2047 date. “One can think of this year as a kind of threshold into a hot new world from which one never goes back,” said Carnegie Institution climate scientist Chris Field, who was not part of the study. “This is really dramatic.” Mora forecasts that the unprecedented heat starts in 2020 with Manokwa, Indonesia. Then Kingston, Jamaica. Within the next two decades, 59 cities will be living in what is essentially a new climate, including Singapore, Havana, Kuala Lumpur and

Mexico City. By 2043, 147 cities — more than half of those studied — will have shifted to a hotter temperature regime that is beyond historical records. The first U.S. cities to feel that would be Honolulu and Phoenix, followed by San Diego and Orlando, Fla., in 2046. New York and Washington will get new climates around 2047, with Los Angeles, Detroit, Houston, Chicago, Seattle, Austin and Dallas a bit later. Mora calculated that the last of the 265 cities to move into their new climate will be Anchorage, Alaska — in 2071. There’s a fiveyear margin of error on the estimates. Unlike previous research, the study highlights the tropics more than the polar regions. In the tropics, temperatures don’t vary much, so a small increase can have large effects on ecosystems, he said. A 3-degree change is not much to polar regions but is dramatic in the tropics, which hold most of the Earth’s biodiversity, he said. The Mora team found that by one meas-

urement — ocean acidity — Earth has already crossed the threshold into an entirely new regime. That happened in about 2008, with every year since then more acidic than the old record, according to study coauthor Abby Frazier. Of the species studied, coral reefs will be the first stuck in a new climate — around 2030 — and are most vulnerable to climate change, Mora said. Judith Curry, a Georgia Institute of Technology climate scientist who often clashes with mainstream scientists, said she found Mora’s approach to make more sense than the massive report that came out of the U.N.-sponsored Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change last month. Pennsylvania State University climate scientist Michael Mann said the research “may actually be presenting an overly rosy scenario when it comes to how close we are to passing the threshold for dangerous climate impacts.” “By some measures, we are already there,” he said.

receive credit. Professors are hired on an assignment to assignment basis, Shimizu said. They are not members of the college’s teachers union. “I’m not even sure if they’ve completed their next rotation for winter/spring [schedule] yet, but I would think with this issue here, they would evaluate the decision before they hired him back,” he said. “Nobody has said he’s been fired or he’s not coming back. I would think that they would at least meet with him if he requests to come back.” The comments came in the last two minutes of the class, Duff said. “All the air goes out of the room,” she said. “You could have heard a pin drop. You watched Mr. Scherillo do one of those faces like, ‘what did I just say?’ And then, unfortunately, he went on to dig himself deeper.”

She was disappointed with the way the school handled the issue. While she did not agree with all of his comments, she said Scherillo was fired for being politically incorrect. “I find his remarks abhorrent, it’s all the more reason we should be discussing them, especially in a college situation,” she said. “What offended me, in particular, was that we were treated like we were impressionable kindergartners as opposed to adults in an evening class. What would have been great would have been for the administrators to come in and have a discussion about this.” Shimizu said that the college did take into account student complaints before removing Scherillo. “They have a documentation of e-mailed complaints from him from the past couple

years actually,” he said. “There was a pattern there. That wasn’t just a spontaneous decision.” In the case of a for-credit class, students have the right to file complaints with the college’s human resources department, something that is not available for non-credit classes like Scherillo’s. Shimizu said Scherillo’s statements did not reflect the ideals of the college. “As far as I’m concerned, this is not a common occurrence here,” he said. The class ends this week. “They now have 16 people who are attending the course,” he said. “A few of those that dropped, they allowed them back in but did not charge them.” dave@smdp.com


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FATALITY FROM PAGE 1 His name is being withheld pending the notification of family. The driver, whose name was not released by police, was cooperative throughout the investigation and was determined to not be under the influence of drugs or alcohol. She was released at the scene, Moroso said. The investigation is still ongoing. This is the third traffic collision to result in a fatality in Santa Monica this year, Olson said. In the other two incidents, motorcyclists were killed. It was determined in both crashes that unsafe speed was to blame. In one, a

FOOTBALL FROM PAGE 3 the ground up. So far, it’s working. He has led the Monarchs to a 3-2 record and has many around the Ocean League thinking they could be a surprise this season. “They’re playing better this year,” Samohi head coach Travis Clark said. “I think their coach is doing well. He has his team flying around, playing with enthusiasm.” After watching game film, Clark is impressed with Morningside quarterback Clarence Jackson, one of the few seniors in the starting lineup. Despite starting just his third game, Henderson has high praise for his signal caller. Jackson’s ability to scramble and sit in the pocket when necessary gives Morningside some diversity on offense. “The guy’s a good athlete,” Henderson said. “Once he learns the position, he’ll be pretty good.” If Friday’s game turns into a dog fight, Samohi’s Clark won’t be surprised. When the two teams met last year, Samohi was actually trailing heading into the fourth quarter and rode a late rally to victory. Clark hopes he doesn’t see a repeat of last year’s matchup, but he’s expecting it to be anything but boring. “Morningside is going to be motivated and they’re going to try to take it to us,” Clark said. “We’re looking forward to this one.” Friday’s game also has a touch of nostalgia. The Ocean League is considering realign-

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EL SEGUNDO, Calif. Although Kobe Bryant is making steady progress in his recovery from a torn Achilles tendon, he’s still a few weeks away from playing for the Los Angeles Lakers. Bryant is back with the Lakers after a short trip to Germany to get treatment on his right knee, another trouble area for the 35-year-old guard. He sat on Los Angeles’ bench for an exhibition game Tuesday night, and he’ll travel with the team to China later this week. But the fourth-leading scorer in NBA history isn’t committing to any return date until he gets in shape and figures out how his legs will hold up when he’s back in uniform. “I haven’t said anything (about a return date),” Bryant said. “I just keep it all open right now. I don’t know why you guys are so hell-bent on deadlines. It’s like the most ridiculous thing to me. It’s entertaining. When I’m ready, I’m ready.” Bryant is running with his full body weight on a special treadmill, and he has done light jogging and calf exercises recently. His repaired Achilles tendon appears to be holding up fine, but six months of relative inactivity — and donuts and sugar cookies — have taken a toll. “It’s the explosiveness, the muscle,” Bryant said. “It takes a little time, and then I’ve got to get my fat (rear) in shape. I was eating whatever the hell I wanted to eat and

not running, stuff like that. Caught up to me a little bit.” Bryant said he’ll need roughly three weeks of conditioning to get into game shape, his usual allotment for a return from any extended layoff. The Lakers’ season begins Oct. 29 against the Clippers. With time to spare in the preseason, Bryant seized the chance to travel to Germany for another round of the plateletrich plasma treatment designed to stimulate recovery in aging joints. He has had at least three surgeries on the knee over the past decade. Bryant posted a photo of his German treatment on Instagram, complete with acupuncture needles protruding from the joint. His recovery time from the procedure has been short in the past. “I’m starting to move a little bit more,” Bryant said. “I’m just trying to pick up the pace a little bit more. I’m not where I was the first time I had the (German) procedure done, being able to run as much, but I can do some things.” Bryant has been in near-constant rehabilitation on his Achilles tendon since he had season-ending surgery last April. He’s grateful the finish line is in sight, even if he might not be ready when the Lakers open the regular season. “I’ll be happy when I’m able to get out on the floor and do what I do best,” he said. “All this right now is just all a process to try to get to that point.”

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CITY OF SANTA MONICA NOTICE INVITING BIDS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the city of Santa Monica invites sealed bids for the: REAL-TIME BEACH PARKING PROJECT, SP-2221 FEDERAL AID PROJECT NO. CML-5107 (028) Bids shall be delivered to the City of Santa Monica, Office of the City Clerk, Room 102, 1685 Main Street, Santa Monica, California, not later than 2:30 p.m. on October 30, 2013, to be publicly opened and read aloud after 3:00 p.m. on said date in City Hall. Each Bid shall be in accordance with the Contract Documents and will be evaluated based on the Lowest Responsible Bidder. PRE-BID CONFERENCE will be held on Thursday, October 17, 2013, 10:00AM at The Main Library, Community Room, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90401 ENGINEER’S ESTIMATE: $1,400,000.00 CONTRACT CALENDAR DAYS: 100 LIQUIDATED DAMAGES: $900.00 PER DAY COMPENSABLE DELAY: $840.00 PER DAY Bid Documents may be obtained by logging onto the City’s online bidding website at: http://www.smgov.net/planetbids. Additional information may be obtained on the City’s website at: www.smgov.net/engineering. The contractor is required to have a Class C-10 license at the time of bid submission. Pursuant to Public Contracts Code Section 22300, the Contractor shall be permitted to substitute securities for any monies withheld by the City to ensure performance under this Contract.


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MOVIE TIMES Aero Theatre 1328 Montana Ave. (310) 260-1528 Teen Kanya (NR) 2hrs 54min 7:30pm

AMC Loews Broadway 4 1441 Third Street Promenade (310) 458-3924 Family (R) 1hr 52min 1:15pm, 4:05pm, 7:00pm, 10:00pm Lee Daniels' The Butler (PG-13) 2hrs 12min 1:00pm, 4:15pm, 7:30pm, 10:30pm

Insidious: Chapter 2 () 1hr 45min 2:00pm, 4:45pm, 7:45pm, 10:25pm Baggage Claim (PG-13) 1hr 36min 1:45pm, 4:30pm, 7:15pm, 9:50pm

8:00pm Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 (PG) 1hr 35min 11:15am, 2:00pm, 4:45pm, 7:15pm, 9:55pm Runner Runner (R) 1hr 31min 11:55am, 2:45pm, 5:30pm, 8:15pm, 10:45pm

AMC 7 Santa Monica 1310 Third St. (310) 451-9440 Gravity 3D (PG-13) 1hr 31min 11:45am, 1:30pm, 2:30pm, 5:15pm, 7:00pm, 8:00pm, 9:45pm, 10:45pm Gravity (PG-13) 1hr 31min 11:00am, 4:15pm Captain Phillips (PG-13) 2hrs 14min

Rush (R) 2hrs 03min 12:30pm, 3:45pm, 7:00pm, 10:05pm Prisoners (R) 2hrs 26min 12:45pm, 4:20pm Machete Kills (R) 1hr 47min 8:00pm

Don Jon (R) 1hr 30min 11:05am, 1:50pm, 4:30pm, 10:35pm

Laemmle’s Monica Fourplex 1332 Second St. (310) 478-3836 Summit (R) 1hr 35min 1:50pm, 4:40pm, 7:20pm, 9:50pm Parkland (PG-13) 1hr 32min 1:40pm, 4:20pm, 7:10pm, 9:40pm Enough Said (PG-13) 1hr 33min 1:00pm, 2:00pm, 3:20pm, 4:30pm, 5:40pm, 7:00pm, 8:00pm, 9:30pm, 10:15pm

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Speed Bump

HEAD HOME TONIGHT, LIBRA ARIES (March 21-April 19)

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

★★★★ Your vision upon waking today could change rather quickly. Where you might have thought you were free to explore some new ideas, you could discover that you are in a position to take the lead. Tonight: Revise your plans.

★★★ A personal or domestic issue dominates your thoughts. Realize that you might need to make a decision about an investment involving real estate. Check in with some wise and supportive friends for feedback. Tonight: Head home.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20)

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

★★★★★ Try to see what it's like to walk in

★★★★ You will ask the right questions, but someone might be reactive and cause some confusion. It is possible that this person is mixed up, and the fog that emanates from him or her is reflective of his or her mindset. Tonight: Hang out.

someone else's shoes. Detach by taking a walk around the block or by doing some yoga. This will work wonders, as you'll be able to see a situation in a new light. Tonight: Let your mind lead.

By Dave Coverly

Strange Brew

By John Deering

GEMINI (May 21-June 20) SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

★★★★★ You know the power of one-on-one relating. If you have a question about what choices you should make, follow through and ask. One key person might be more influential and responsive than others. Tonight: Opt for some closeness.

★★★ You have a certain naivete when it comes to money, as you believe that the cost of a venture is far less than it really is. Explore the price with several people before you make any commitments. Tonight: Play it conservatively.

CANCER (June 21-July 22)

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

★★★★ You might not be as in control as you

★★★ You will get past momentary episodes of

might like today. Others continue to seek you out, and you will feel the need to respond. Someone could inspire you to follow an offbeat course, even if it's just in making weekend plans. Why Not? Tonight: Only with favorite people.

confusion. Your sense of direction will help you break past a barrier. Do not hesitate to find experts or those in the know. Someone might say something that could cause you to regroup and head in a new direction. Tonight: As you like it.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

★★★ Pace yourself, and know what you must do. You have the energy to carry you through a major project. Use it well. A long-overdue conversation with a partner will feel right-on. You even might be inspired to head in a new direction. Tonight: Choose a relaxing activity.

★★★★★ One-on-one relating remains pivotal in breaking past someone's anger issues. You still might decide to do nothing and let time work its wonders. You would be wise not to count on that premise succeeding. If you care, you must venture out. Tonight: Not to be found.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)

★★★★ You won't be able to contain yourself,

★★★★ Meetings and networking need to take a high priority right now. Be aware of your limitations when dealing with a friend in a business situation. "Separate business and pleasure" would be a good motto for you to live by today. Tonight: Go where the crowds are.

even in the most serious of situations. Your mind seems to be everywhere except where it needs to be. A new friend will understand you. Clear up what is going on, so that you can be more present. Tonight: Be naughty and nice.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Dogs of C-Kennel

Garfield

By Mick and Mason Mastroianni

By Jim Davis

JACQUELINE BIGAR’S STARS The stars show the kind of day you’ll have: ★★★★★Dynamic ★★ So-So ★★★★ Positive ★ Difficult ★★★ Average

This year you demonstrate your strength and ability to come through for others. Friendships from all walks of life add to the quality of your life. Be ready to respond to different people and unique situations. Someone from a distance will make an enormous impact on you, as this person frequently presents an outside perspective. If you are single, a new bond could become more. You will choose someone who is intriguing and different from you. If you are attached, the two of you gain from taking special time away together. CAPRICORN triggers you.

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The Meaning of Lila

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Sudoku

DAILY LOTTERY Draw Date: 10/9

Fill in the blank cells using numbers 1 to 9. Each number can appear only once in each row, column, and 3x3 block. Use logic and process of elimination to solve the puzzle. The difficulty level ranges from ★ (easiest) to ★★★★★ (hardest).

3 9 19 33 38 Power#: 18 Jackpot: $108M Draw Date: 10/8

6 15 19 23 40 Mega#: 5 Jackpot: $22M Draw Date: 10/9

1 32 33 38 43 Mega#: 16 Jackpot: $17M Draw Date: 10/9

1 18 19 21 33 Draw Date: 10/9

MIDDAY: 0 8 4 EVENING: 1 2 6 Draw Date: 10/9

1st: 03 Hot Shot 2nd: 10 Solid Gold 3rd: 09 Winning Spirit

MYSTERY PHOTO

Daniel Archuleta daniela@smdp.com The first person who can correctly identify where this image was captured wins a prize from the Santa Monica Daily Press. Send answers to editor@smdp.com. Send your mystery photos to editor@smdp.com to be used in future issues.

RACE TIME: 1:42.44 Although every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the winning number information, mistakes can occur. In the event of any discrepancies, California State laws and California Lottery regulations will prevail. Complete game information and prize claiming instructions are available at California Lottery retailers. Visit the California State Lottery web site at http://www.calottery.com

NEWS OF THE WEIRD BY

CHUCK

SHEPARD

King Features Syndicate

GETTING STARTED There are many strategies to solving Sudoku. One way to begin is to examine each 3x3 grid and figure out which numbers are missing. Then, based on the other numbers in the row and column of each blank cell, find which of the missing numbers will work. Eliminating numbers will eventually lead you to the answer.

SOLUTIONS TO YESTERDAY’S PUZZLE

■ American Exceptionalism: Which is more characteristically American -that a Texas company could invent an ordinary rifle that mimics a machine gun or that America's incomparable legal minds could find a loophole in existing anti-machine-gun laws to permit it to be manufactured and sold? The Slide Fire company's weapon can spray bullets "like a fire hose" from a legal, semiautomatic gun by simple application of muscle, yet an official opinion of the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives acknowledges that the agency is powerless to regulate it because of the wording in 1934 and 1986 legislation that otherwise restricts private ownership of machine guns. One gun shop owner told London's Daily Mail in September that the Slide Fire rifle is "not as easy" to use as a machine gun, but still, "(I)t's fairly idiot-proof." ■ Evidently, Surgery Is Kinda Boring: A 36-year-old patient is suing California's Torrance Memorial Medical Center, claiming that anesthesiologist Patrick Yang decorated her face with stickers while she was unconscious and that an aide took photos for laughs, later allegedly uploading them to Facebook. Dr. Yang and the aide were later disciplined but remained in good standing. Some hospitals (not Torrance Memorial yet) prohibit cellphones in operating rooms at all times.

TODAY IN HISTORY – An earthquake measuring 7.5 on the Richter Scale strikes San Salvador, El Salvador, killing an estimated 1,500 people. – An Austral Airlines DC-9-32 crashes and explodes near Nuevo Berlin, Uruguay, killing 74.

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