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L E T T E R S Homelessness is a Byproduct of Abuse Re: “Homelessness is Terrifying: One of my biggest worries about sleeping on the street is harassment by people who have homes,” Opinion, Dec. 5 Thank you for publishing that beautiful article by a human being experiencing homelessness. People who harass and threaten homeless people are the same type of people who create homelessness. They are
mentally ill, even if they may be high-achieving wealthy homeowners. There’s probably unresolved childhood trauma that leaves them feeling powerless, so they do what most power and control seekers do: they wake up early and hit the streets (or show up at their offices) looking for someone vulnerable to abuse. With homeless people they know they’ll get away with it. To impersonate a police officer and threaten to Taser a
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someone safe enough to blame. This is why we fight with loved ones — they are safe. It would not be safe to express similar emotions to a hostile person who lives next door, so we transfer our anger toward someone who is unlikely to strike back. Think about how tired you are when you get home and flop down on the couch. A homeless person has no safe place to rest, and their constant exposure to the elements is exhausting. They all have PTSD. And many of them are homeless because they had to escape abuse. Imagine how badly you’d have to be abused to choose sleeping out on the sidewalk indefinitely. I am an heir to a wealthy family, but families like mine can get nasty, fight over money, and psychologically and emotionally abuse one another. I’ve ended up homeless twice in my life. Other times I’ve paid $2,000 to $3,000 in monthly rent while working high-paying jobs, driving fancy cars I later had to sleep in. I can tell you that the main cause of homelessness is not some form of disease or unexplained mental illness. Homelessness is a symptom of psychological or physical trauma that has not been treated. Toxic families are as common as crazy neighbors who harass, emotionally attack, physically threaten or otherwise cause dis-ease. In other words, homelessness is a byproduct of abusive behavior … but the real disease is carried and spread by people who lack empathy and become addicted to the feeling of power and control they get by hurting others. Be kind to each other. And God bless everyone. If you yearn for power and control, then act more like God and learn to love others. Otherwise you may just be a jerk who just thinks he is God in his neighborhood. Coley Carnegie West Los Angeles
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Taxi and Ambulance Boat Central Developer Sues County for Abandoning Project Involved in Fatal Playa Vista Crash By Gary Walker Boat Central, the controversial boat-stacking dry dock storage facility once planned for Dock 52 on Fiji Way, had all but disappeared from public conversation — until the project showed up in court. MDR Boat Central L.P., the developer that local planning officials had picked for the project, is suing Los Angeles County for allegedly violating the terms of an agreement reached more than two years ago by quietly killing the project when it was ready to break ground. Attorney Benjamin Reznik says Boat Central had obtained necessary approvals from Regional Planning officials and the California Coastal Commission before the county abruptly terminated negotiations in mid-2017. “They owe us money. My client spent over $4 million on
A boat-stacking dry dock storage facility like this one had been planned for Fiji Way entitlements and approvals,” Reznik said. “We had a lease for 60 years, so [our losses] could be in the tens of millions of dollars.” The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors had approved the project before the 2016 election of Supervisor Janice Hahn to
replace termed-out Don Knabe in the district that includes Marina del Rey, an unincorporated area managed directly by the county. Reznik said his client met with Hahn’s staff about the storage (Continued on page 15)
A 60-year-old taxi passenger was killed Saturday morning at the intersection of Lincoln and Jefferson boulevards when the car she was riding in collided with an ambulance traveling to an emergency call in Playa Vista. The driver of the taxi sustained fractures to his sternum and his spinal cord, said Officer Jake Choi of the LAPD’s Multidisciplinary Collision Investigative Team, which responds to collisions involving city vehicles. The paramedics in the ambulance were transported to a local hospital with minor injuries and have since been released. The taxi was traveling southbound on Lincoln Boulevard at 8:22 a.m. when it smashed into the ambulance, which was traveling westbound on Jefferson Boulevard with
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The Top 5 MostRead News Stories of 2019 at ArgonautNews.com: 1. “Venice Killing May Be Gang-Related,” July 22. Readers were shocked and horrified by the violent beating death of 25-year-old Pedro Ruiz, a popular volunteer at Westminster Avenue Elementary School. Police have arrested a member of the Venice 13 street gang to stand trial for murder.
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2. “First Look: Marina del Rey Trader Joe’s,” April 17. What can we say? Locals are obsessed with TJ’s.
5. “Oil Well Blowout Rattles Marina del Rey,” Jan. 23. When an abandoned 1930s oil well spewed mud and gas more than 60 feet into the air along Via Marina, marina residents demanded more information — and better communication — from state and local officials.
3. “8 Unspoken Rules of Being Homeless in Venice,” May 22. A lot of people talk about homelessness in Venice. We asked homeless people
4. “Parents Paint Pastor as a Schoolhouse Bully,” Feb. 27. Parents and parishioners went to battle after the thenpastor of St. Mark Church in Venice elected to remove its parochial school’s very popular principal for unclear reasons.
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L.A. is Losing the Battle Against Urban Runoff At the current rate of progress, the Marina del Rey watershed would need more than 28 centuries to meet next year’s EPA target PHOTO COURTESY OF PATRICK TYRRELL
By Gary Walker Marina del Rey, Santa Monica and other Westside communities have been sluggish in expanding their ability to capture toxic urban runoff before it reaches the ocean, according to a recent analysis by Heal the Bay. Citing seasonal fluctuations and the difficulty of consistent water quality testing, scientists with the Santa Monica-based water quality nonprofit measured the progress that local watershed areas made from 2012 to 2018 toward achieving stormwater retention targets established by the federal Environmental Protection Agency. Marina del Rey’s watershed management program, which includes parts of Venice and Culver City, has reached just one fifth of 1% (0.21%) of its EPA target for the year 2021, achieving 1.41 acre feet of additional
Trash and debris — much of it food packaging — is a regular sight along the shoreline of Ballona Creek stormwater retention capacity Basin Lagoon. since December 2012 out of a “If the current rate of impletarget of 671.69 acre feet — mentation continues, the final and that’s including flood 2021 goal will be achieved in the control upgrades to Oxford year 4877,” the report states of
the marina’s watershed, which according to state officials continues to be impaired by copper, PCB, DDT, lead, zinc, fecal coliform and other pollutants. While other local watersheds vary in size and stormwater retention target timelines, not one of them — including Ballona Creek, Santa Monica Bay and the Beach Cities — have progressed more than single-digit percentage of EPA goals. “Heal the Bay’s stormwater report shows six years of shockingly minimal progress in cleaning up Los Angeles’ stormwater. We urge officials to take immediate action by strengthening regulations that hold polluters accountable for implementing multi-benefit stormwater projects,” Heal the Bay CEO Shelley Luce told The Argonaut.
Annelisa Moe, a Heal the Bay water quality scientist and the study’s lead author, said lack of funding for stormwater retention projects is largely to blame for the lack of progress. “That’s one of the major barriers to building and completing stormwater infrastructure. We’re hoping that many of these projects will be built and completed when Measure W funds are released next year,” “she said. Approved by Los Angeles County voters in November 2018, Measure W is expected to raise $300 million per year for regional stormwater capture, cleanup and conservation projects. The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors is expected to decide on funding for several project proposals in (Continued on page 15)
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They’re Back! Star chefs Susan Feniger and Mary Sue Milliken launch their new baby in Santa Monica
By Kellie Chudzinski Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger’s festive Border Grill franchise has been a Los Angeles-area institution for nearly 35 years. Back in the mid-1980s, bringing farmers market ingredients and fine-dining techniques to regional Mexican fare was a transformative idea. That fresh approach not only anchored a successful restaurant, but propelled Milliken and Feniger to Food Network fame with their long-running series “Too Hot Tamales.” And so Border Grill’s flagship restaurant in Downtown Santa Monica thrived for 26 years, until a rent increase and a hunger to try something new prompted the dynamic culinary duo to shutter that location in late 2016. Now Milliken and Feniger are back in Santa Monica, this time inside the Gateway Hotel, with a brand-new concept that feels a lot like a 21st-century evolution of Border Grill — switching things up, but just a bit. PAGE 10 THE ARGONAUT JANUARY 2, 2020
ArgonautNews.com Socalo brings their signature flavor palette to new dishes in what they describe as a California canteen and a Mexican pub. The name itself is a portmanteau of So Cal and zócalo, a reference to the public squares that are central to towns throughout Mexico. With a large communal table (but also several booths) in its 99-seat dining room, a 12-seat patio, private party room and large windows facing Santa Monica Boulevard, the restaurant is designed to foster a sense of community. “We really wanted it to be warm, comfortable … and have really delicious food. To be a place where people could gather and hang out, and be able to have it feel like a neighborhood joint,” says Feniger, who’s especially jazzed about offering 90 minutes of free parking. “Our GM has wanted to say that it would be like a modern-day Cheers — somewhere people feel like they can come in for breakfast and have their coffee or come in for a happy hour and hang out.” *** Socalo is Milliken and Feniger’s first foray into breakfast service, starting at 7 a.m. daily. The breakfast menu includes sweet or savory granola (yogurt topped with fruit or veggies), a breakfast bowl (eggs any style paired with quinoa, one of several protein options, spinach and queso fresco), a breakfast burrito, and chorizo, potato or guava cheese empanadas. “Being open for breakfast seven days a week, that’s a whole new experience that’s been fun to really explore,” adds Feniger, noting the chefs’ favorites include their savory granola and Buenos Dias Bowl with vegetarian Impossible chorizo. “And it’s the first time that we’ve done walk-up counter service.” Dinner service, expected to begin Jan. 2, includes a raw bar platter, vegetable stew, and lamb or steak plates. Vampiro tacos, an occasional Border Grill food truck item, are a signature item. They’re made to order by first melting cheese on a flat griddle to add crunch, then sticking a tortilla to the melt, adding steak (or shrimp or veggies), and dousing with the house salsa macha. Jackfruit tinga tacos, a quinoa-and-veggie bowl, and a full-plate version of a shrimp cocktail are highlights of the lunch menu. *** Of course happy hour is
Border Grill founders Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger (wearing glasses) serve Mexican flavors with California flair and mezcal-driven craft cocktails at Socalo, their new Santa Monica restaurant. [Portraits by Shilah Montiel; food photography by Anne Fishbein for Socalo] integral to the Socalo concept, with a full bar offering a strong selection of small-batch mezcals, wines and craft beers that mixologist Juan Martinez has sourced entirely from Mexico. Well, almost entirely — one of 12 draft beer taps will remain local, currently Santa Monica Brew Works Wit (a Belgian white). Los Cabos-based Baja Brewing Co. has an IPA, dark ale and blonde ale on the menu; Tijuana-based Border Psycho has an imperial stout and a double IPA. There’s also a session IPA and a porter from Colima, Dos Equis lager (Monterrey), a red ale from Ensenada, and a hoppy IPL (that’s India Pale Lager) from Guadalajara. “We’re always trying to surprise and delight our customers with the new thing, what’s exciting and cool,” Milliken says of the niche bar options. “The spirits that are coming out across the border are just amazing. The mezcals are amazing. I think those are going to be really popular.” One of the standout house cocktails ($12 to $16) is the Diego & I, which combines mezcal with Aperol, citrus, mango guajillo shrub and tajin
for a balanced spiced and citrus flavor. *** Both Milliken and Feniger credit Socalo Executive Chef Giovanni Lopez with wrangling their collaborative input to craft Socalo’s menu. “We’re very comfortable with his palate and his decision-making. He definitely knows what we like, and we agree on flavors,” Milliken says. Lopez has spent 15 years in Milliken and Feniger’s various restaurants, most recently helming the Border Grill in downtown Los Angeles. But the creative process includes everyone on staff. “Our management style is very much trying to find a happy medium between what everybody wants,” Milliken explains. “I think our partnership definitely has flourished because we’re really interested in collaborating more than being the end-all-be-all boss. … It’s kinda fun to see what these chefs come up with, and then to just play with them in the kitchen.” Last year Milliken and Feniger became the first women to win the prestigious Julia Child Award,
recognizing those who have had an outsized influence on the way Americans eat, drink and cook. Over nearly four decades together in the restaurant business — their first, City Café, opened on Melrose Avenue some 38 years ago — the chefs credit their shared dedication to collaboration for their lasting partnership and success. “If you work with Mary Sue and me, you have to be collaborative,” adds Feniger. “Being chefs, I think we want to have input but we also want to have that person be able to come with great ideas, and that is why you’ve got to be a collaborative chef.” *** When they closed Border Grill three years ago, Milliken and Feniger always hoped to return to Santa Monica — if and when the right opportunity presented itself. The Gateway Hotel was just the place, Feniger says. “It’s a family-owned hotel. We love the owner’s whole philosophy. He approached us, and we just felt like it was the right location for us,” she explains. “We’re very excited to come back to Santa Monica.” Milliken is excited that Socalo
will aim to be a carbon-neutral, zero-waste enterprise. It’s a practice that starts with using ingredients to their full potential across the menu, as well as shrinking portion sizes to reduce food waste, avoiding plastic and Styrofoam, and implementing a recycling program. Customers also have the option to add 1% to their check to benefit Restore California, an initiative that encourages farmers to adopt renewable farming practices focused on maintaining soil health. According to Restore California, food systems account for nearly half of all greenhouse gas emissions due largely to deforestation, manufacturing and waste. “We’ve always tried to be leaders in our field,” Milliken says. “We take our responsibility seriously that we’re making decisions for how you’re going to eat based on everything we’re buying and the way we’re cooking it.” Socalo is now open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily inside the Gateway Hotel, 1920 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica. Call (310) 451-1655 or visit socalo.com.
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Get Things Started @ Little Prince Cozy up at Little Prince for a twist on a simple bread plate. The petit restaurant just two blocks from the ocean is offering a light and balanced pumpkin toast served with a pumpkin puree. Sliced kumquats, sprouts, burrata and pumpkin seed crumble top the puree, packing this toast with even more textures and the bounties of farmers’ harvests. Fresh Baja Flavor @ Michael’s Santa Monica For a dish full of flavor, be sure to try the Baja-style wild yellowtail at Michael’s Santa Monica. Diced inada (young yellowtail) is perfectly paired in a light kumquat sauce with a variety of market chiles. Plated with sliced radishes, kumquats
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By Kellie Chudzinski Over the last eight years Santa Monica Restaurant Week has challenged local chefs and restaurants to develop new dishes based on unsung or unusual ingredients. In years past, produce such as radishes and persimmons have taken center stage. This year, the kumquat reigns supreme. From Jan. 6 to Jan. 12, each of the 37 eateries participating in Santa Monica Restaurant Week will feature at least one kumquat dish on its menu. Native to China, the citrus fruit can be consumed with or without its thick, sweet rind. It pairs well with savory meats such as duck, chicken or pork, as well as sweeter flavors such as chocolate, vanilla or mint. Harvested from November through April, the fruit was chosen in consultation with the city’s farmers markets for its versatility as well as its in-season availability. (Santa Monica’s culinary scene is, after all, known for the unique kinship that’s developed between its farmers markets and local restaurants.) From full-on dinner entrees to refreshing cocktails and fruity desserts, Santa Monica restaurants are showing the kumquat in a whole new light. Here are a few highlights:
Michael’s Santa Monica highlights kumquat by rendering it into a light chile sauce over Baja-style wild yellowtail
Chinois on Main, El Cholo, Elephante, Fia, Lunetta, Margo’s and Rosti Tuscan Kitchen for more kumquatdriven dishes. And those looking for cocktails with a new taste can find a kumquat kombucha margarita at Seaside on the Pier, a kumquat Hot Toddy at Red O Taste of Mexico, a kumquat mojito at Obica, or a spiced kumquat whiskey smash at The Independence. Scoops Ice Cream is serving up a kumquat caramel date creation, and The Lobster is offering a kumquat upsidedown cake. Or top it all off with a scoop of Dolcenero Gelato’s kumquat sorbet. Visit santamonica.com/ restaurantweek for a full list of dishes and participating restaurants.
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A Priest and Nun Walk onto a Stage … “Bad Habits” is a raunchy religious comedy that feels more like a sitcom than a play There is an obvious difference between television and theatre. Not in quality, per se: I’ve seen some really good television and some really bad theatre, after all. But there’s a difference in the writing of it: television is written with commercial breaks in mind, typically with shorter scenes and for a very specific time length. Theatre, meanwhile, only has the act breaks to worry about. “Bad Habits” comes across as though it was originally written for television and then developed for the stage. Considering the play was written by Steve Mazur, a screenwriter whose credits include the Jim Carrey comedy “Liar Liar” (1997) and the star-packed “Heartbreakers” (2001), this may very well have been the case. The story follows a small group of nuns at the convent St. Cyril’s. When a nun accidentally blows herself up and leaves a gaping hole in the side of the convent, the sisters are hit with the news that the disaster may be the proverbial straw
that broke the camel’s back: closing the convent and school it’s attached to for good. But the Mother Superior (Alley Mills) has a plan, and goes to the bishop (Orson Bean) asking for a loan. In the meantime, the nuns left at the convent are visited during a stormy night by a woman named Maria (Kelsey Griswold), who promptly faints. During her visit, Maria has visions and tells the nuns that God told her to come. This leads to the possibility of using Maria’s visions to help save the convent, but leads to a moral quandary for the Mother Superior. Should she use this young girl to further her own cause? Is this truly what God intends? This plot, however, is interspersed with odd short scenes of the various cast members interacting with the audience as though we were the school children at St. Cyril’s. We sing “Jingle Bells”; one nun brings up two audience members to “rehearse” the Nativity play; and the Bishop does stand up at a supposed Knights of Columbus
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Alley Mills and Orson Bean play a conflicted Mother Superior and a nasty bishop in the Ruskin Group Theatre’s world premiere of “Bad Habits” meeting, which includes a rape joke (albeit a very mild one). These scenes don’t bring anything to the plot, so it comes across as though the play started its life with maybe 20 minutes of story that have been padded out into a two-act play of roughly 90 minutes. The audience appeared to enjoy most of
the added humor, but most of it left me flat. It feels like much of it is done just for the shock value: the sisters of St. Cyril’s like to smoke, drink and curse. The acting in itself was good — when the cast was allowed to act. Community-minded Venice locals Mills and Bean, who have been
married since the early 1990s and often stage a humorous abridged adaptation of “A Christmas Carol” for local families this time of year, have obvious chemistry. For the most part, though, cast members were left to work with nun tropes and interacting with the audience instead. And the conclusion of the play struck me as lending an odd moral to the story, and left much about Maria’s visions unresolved. “Bad Habits” doesn’t seem to know what it wants to be: a comedy, a drama, or some sort of sketch comedy show. Right now it’s a solid story of about 20 minutes that’s well-acted, but that story gets lost in a lot of padding that makes this play feel more like a sitcom than a work of theatre. “Bad Habits” resumes its run at The Ruskin Group Theatre (3000 Airport Ave., Santa Monica) on Saturday, Jan. 4. Shows continue at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and at 2 p.m. Sundays through Jan. 26. Tickets are $25 to $35 at ruskingrouptheatre.com.
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October 25, 1931–December 21, 2019 The Kandel family mourns the loss of our patriarch, Stan Kandel. Born in Newark, New Jersey to Otto and Lois Kandel, Stan grew up in Hillside, New Jersey. From a young age, he showed a keen interest in art making, which carried into his later years when he could be found attending his beloved jewelry classes and creating one-of-a-kind pieces. Instead of studying the arts, at the encouragement of his father, a dentist, Stan pursued dentistry. He attended Franklin and Marshall College, and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dentistry in 1955. Stan next served as a Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy, but was discharged early upon the death of his father, and returned home to take over the family dental practice. The sunny skies and lifestyle of Southern California called to him, and Stan moved across the country in 1960 where he practiced dentistry in Los Angeles until his retirement in the early 2000s. A passionate civil rights activist, Stan participated in marches in the 1960s and provided volunteer dental care to underprivileged communities through his involvement with the United Farm Workers of America. While he dedicated his whole professional life to dentistry, Stan did not wish to be defined by the profession. In the 1980s, Stan became wholeheartedly involved in the restaurant business as a general partner in the first Spago and 385 North in West Hollywood, and organized the startup of Tamayo in East LA. Post-retirement, Stan committed the rest of his life to artistic and academic pursuits. Until his final illness, Stan took courses through UCLA Extension and was an active participant in his book and chess clubs. Stan is survived by his wife Pat Kandel; his sister Celia Goldman; his children David (Jodi) Kandel and Barbara Kandel (Kent) Summers; grandchildren Kim Kandel, George Mutz, and Haley Mutz; and his extended family in Los Angeles and New York City. Contributions in celebration of Stan’s life may be made to the American Lung Association or the American Heart Association.
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SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES. Petition of REENA GUPTA AWAI, for Change of Name. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1.) Petitioner: Reena Gupta Awai filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: a.) Reena Gupta Awai to Reena Awai Gupta 2.) THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING: Date: 01/24/2020. Time: 8:30 AM. Dept.: K. The address of the court is 1725 Main Street Santa Monica, CA 90401. 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: Los Angeles. Original filed: December 13, 2019. Lawerence H. Cho, Judge of the Superior Court. PUBLISH: The Argonaut Newspaper 12/19/19, 12/26/19, 01/02/20, 01/09/20
YOLANDA DENISE WASHINGTON MARKETTA DENISE SMITH BRIAN ALLAIRE PETER BERGMANN KENNETH STALLWORTH YUICHI YONEYAMA BRIAN ALLAIRE CLAUDIA GUTIERREZ LLOYD BYERS TRACY D CAIL ISAIAH BOBALEK DONNA RABIN KATHY PERRONE DOROTHY A WASHINGTON HENRY POPE KAREN MCCLAIN JUAN LOPEZ MAYRA ARUCA Purchases must be paid for at time of purchase in cash only. All purchased items are sold as is, where is and must be removed at the time of sale. The sale is subject to cancellation in the event of settlement between Owner and the obligated party. The Argonaut Newspaper 12/26/19, 01/02/20
Notice of Bulk Sales NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned intends to sell personal property, household items, business goods and boxes of unknown content identified by Occupant name below, to enforce a lien imposed on said property pursuant to Sections 21700-21716 of the Business & Professions, section 2328 of the UCC, Section 535 of the Penal Code and provisions of the Civil Code.
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Notice of Self Storage Sale Please take notice US Storage Centers - Marina Del Rey located at 12700 Braddock Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90066 intends to hold an auction to sell the goods stored by the following tenants at the storage facility. The sale will occur as an online auction via www.storThe undersigned will sell at public ageauctions.net on sale by competitive bidding on 1/16/2020 at 10:00AM. UnThursday, January 9, 2020 at 1:00 pm on the premises where said less stated otherwise the deproperty has been stored known scription of the contents are as Stor-It Self Storage and lochousehold goods and furated at 4068 Del Rey Avenue, nishings. John Lewis Tandy; Marina Del Rey, Ca. 90292, Amanda Farwell Toland; ElCounty of Los Angeles, State of len Rachel Wright; Tarek S A California, the following: Naga. All property is being NAME: at the above self-storBusiness/Prof.stored Services age facility. This sale may be NESHA MONEY withdrawn at any time without notice. Certain terms and DOROTHY A WASHINGTON conditions apply. See manYOLANDA DENISE ager for details.
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household goods and furnishings. John Lewis Tandy; Amanda Farwell Toland; Ellen Rachel Wright; Tarek S A Naga. All property is being stored at the above self-storage facility. This sale may be withdrawn at any time without notice. Certain terms and conditions apply. See manager for details. The Argonaut Newspaper 01/02/20, 01/09/20
Fic. Business Name FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO. 2019301789 Type of Filing: Amended. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: CLOVE. 2804 Gateway Oaks Dr., Ste. 100 Sacramento, CA 95833 COUNTY: Los Angeles. REGISTERED OWNER(S) Clove Textiles, LLC, 2804 Gateway Oaks Dr. Ste. 100 Sacramento, CA 95833. State of Incorporation or LLC: California. THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY a Limited Liability Company. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. /s/ Dave Stein. TITLE: Managing Member, Corp or LLC Name: Clove Textiles, LLC. This statement was filed with the LA County Clerk on: November 18, 2019. NOTICE – in accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the county clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to Section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. a new Fictitious Business Name statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions code). Publish: The Argonaut Newspaper. Dates: 12/12/19, 12/19/19, 12/26/19, 01/02/20 #26844
UP AT HOTEL WILSHIRE. 6317 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90048, 1516 S. Bundy Dr., Ste. 300 Los Angeles, CA 90025. COUNTY: Los Angeles. REGISTERED OWNER(S) Balboa Hospitality LLC, 1516 S. Bundy Dr., Ste. 300 Los Angeles, CA 90025. State of Incorporation or LLC: California. THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY a Limited Liability Company. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 11/2019. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. /s/ Michael Orwitz. TITLE: Managing Member, Corp or LLC Name: Balboa Hospitality LLC. This statement was filed with the LA County Clerk on: November 15, 2019. NOTICE – in accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the county clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to Section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. a new Fictitious Business Name statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions code). Publish: The Argonaut Newspaper. Dates: 12/12/19, 12/19/19, 12/26/19, 01/02/20 #26647
THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY an Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the Fictitious Business Name or names listed above on: 12/2019. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. /s/: Britney Chanel Hall. TITLE: Owner. This statement was filed with the LA County Clerk on: December 3, 2019. NOTICE – in accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the county clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to Section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. a new Fictitious Business Name statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411 et seq., business and professions code). Publish: The Argonaut Newspaper. Dates: 01/02/20, 01/09/20, 01/16/20, 01/23/20 #27219
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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO. 2019311974 Contact: Type of Filing: Original The followAnn Turrietta ing person(s) is (are) doing business as: LASH STOP; 13455 (310) 821-1546 ext. 100 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS Maxella Ave., Suite 110 Marina del Rey, CA 90292, 1538 W. NAME STATEMENT FILE 205th St., Apt. 2 Torrance, CA NO. 2019300467 Email Your Ad: 90501. COUNTY: Los Angeles. Type of Filing: Original. The firstname.lastname@example.org REGISTERED OWNER(S) Britfollowing person(s) is (are) ney Chanel Hall, 1538 W. 205th doing business as: THE POP St., Apt. 2 Torrance, CA 90501. UP AT HOTEL WILSHIRE. THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY an Individual. The regis6317 Wilshire Blvd. Los trant commenced to transact busiAngeles, CA 90048, 1516 S. ness under the Fictitious BusiBundy Dr., Ste. 300 Los argonautnews.com ness Name or names listed above Angeles, CA 90025. on: 12/2019. I declare that all inCOUNTY: Los Angeles. REformation in this statement is true Legal/s/:Notices GISTERED OWNER(S) Baland correct. Britney Chanel Hall. TITLE: Owner. This stateboa Hospitality LLC, 1516 S. ment was filed with the LA County Bundy Dr., Ste. 300 Los Clerk on: December 3, 2019. NOAngeles, CAASSET 90025. State of MORLIN MANAGEMENT, LP, a with Delaware Limited Partnership as TICE – in accordance subdiIncorporation or LLC: Califorvision (a) of Section 17920, a Fic- an unincorporated Agent for the JOINT MANAGEMENT COUNCIL, nia. THIS BUSINESS IS titious Name Statement generally association,BY willa receive CONDUCTED Limited qualifications expires at the endpackages of five years from contractors wishing date on which it was filed Liability Company. The regis- forfrom to become pre-qualified antheavailable bidding opportunity at Los Angeles in the office of the county clerk, trant commenced to transact Union Station. It is the intent of this Joint Management Council to select a except, as provided in subdivision business under the fictitious (b) of Section 17920, where it ex- Angeles Union Station at firm thatname will or provide construction services at Los business names lispires 40 days after any change in ted 11/2019. I de- In the theabove beston: overall value. order to forth be infully considered for prequalification facts set the statement clare all information in pursuant to Section 17913 other and that subsequent bidding opportunities, please proceed to the RFIQ than a change in the residence this statement is true and questionnaire https://forms.gle/nqxFRoewToFDEwgk7. Completed address of a registered owner. a correct. /s/ Michaelat: Orwitz. new Fictitious Name by January 27, 2020. forms Managing are due Member, on or before close Business of business TITLE: statement must be filed before the Corp or LLC Name: Balboaafter Submissions received 5:00 pm expiration. The on filingJanuary of this state-27, 2020 will be rejected. Hospitality LLC. This statement does not of itself authorize ment was filed with the LA the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the County Clerk on: November rights of another under federal, 15, 2019. NOTICE – in acstate, or common law (see Seccordance with subdivision (a) tion 14411 et seq., business and of Section 17920, a Fictitious professions code). Publish: The Legal Notices Name statement generally Argonaut Newspaper. Dates: expires at the end of five 01/02/20, 01/09/20, 01/16/20, 01/23/20 #27219 years from the date on which
itMORLIN was filed inASSET the officeMANAGEMENT, of the LP, a Delaware Limited Partnership as county clerk, Agent for theexcept, JOINT as MANAGEMENT COUNCIL, an unincorporated provided in subdivision (b) of association, receive Section 17920, will where it ex- qualifications packages from contractors wishing pires 40 days after any for an available bidding opportunity at Los Angeles to become pre-qualified change the factsItset Union in Station. is forth the intent of this Joint Management Council to select a in the statement pursuant to firm that will other provide services at Los Angeles Union Station at Section 17913 thanconstruction a the best overall value. change in the residence ad- In order to be fully considered for prequalification dress of a registered bidding owner. and subsequent opportunities, please proceed to the RFIQ aquestionnaire new Fictitious Business at: https://forms.gle/WMpCxq9wPXFrrQZDA. Completed Name statement must be forms are the dueexpiration. on or before close of business by January 27, 2020. filed before The filing of thisreceived statementafter 5:00 pm on January 27, 2020 will be Submissions does not of itself authorize rejected. the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions code). Publish: The Argonaut Newspaper. Dates:
LOS ANGELES TIMES SUNDAY CROSSWORD PUZZLE “FLIGHT OF FANCY” By PAM AMICK KLAWITTER ACROSS 1 Col. Potter on “M*A*S*H,” to pals 6 Where Biles balances 10 GQ stat 14 Jokes around 19 Anne of “Psycho” (1998) 20 Something up your sleeve 21 Sign of hollowness 22 Idaho’s Coeur d’__ River 23 1944 Italian beachhead 24 Standing lead-in 25 Broadway lighter 26 Terra __ 27 Museum piece depicting a songbird battle? 30 Tabloid-worthy 31 Key fruit 32 Grafton of mystery 33 Mexican menu meat 34 Bayou sound 35 Pageant accessories 37 “Hulk” star Eric 38 Games go-with 39 KFC choice 40 Turkey concerned with the details? 44 Ed.’s inbox fillers 45 Oregon city namesake 48 Bank acct. item 49 Reach, finally 51 “High Hopes” lyricist 52 Quietly keeps in the loop 54 Dugout sight 56 Khan of Rufus 59 Item in a Blackpool boot 60 Massage response 61 Spot for an icicle
62 Rockies roamers 64 Find a purpose for 65 Supply for a bird-of-prey flu epidemic? 68 Cards with pics 69 Like Purell-treated hands 71 “Archie’s Pals ‘n’ __”: old comic book series 72 El Al’s home: Abbr. 73 Tip-top 74 World Golf Hall of Famer Nancy 75 Frees (of) 76 __ jure: by the law itself 77 Genetic chains 78 Soapbox address 81 Blood pressure raiser 82 Talks like Daffy 83 Knight supporter? 84 Target audience for squawkdates. com? 89 __ star 90 Is afflicted with 91 Those, south of the border 92 Vital lines 95 Bluff and bluster 97 “Now you’ve done it!” 99 Lane target 100 Snack with a Green Tea version in China and Japan 102 Fighters 103 Troupe of pink entertainers? 106 Runs rampant 107 Panelist Love of “The Real” 108 It’s high in France 109 MGM motto ender 110 Sleeper’s option 111 “More than a beauty company” company 112 Gritty film genre
113 Persian faith designations 114 Uncertain ending 52 Java neighbor words 53 H.S. math course 115 Titanic problem 54 Etail alternatives 116 Virtually never 55 Currier’s partner loses to 57 Take badly? 117 Well past its prime 58 Take stock of 61 “Yikes!” DOWN 62 Gutless one 1 Prayer garment 63 Farming prefix 2 Matisse and 65 Chichén __: Rousseau Mayan ruins 3 Aloe target 4 Imitation gem 66 Kept in a cask, 5 “Where’s my cat say treat?” 67 Not as green 6 Plant associated 70 APB subject with the infant 73 Upper crust type Moses 75 Hermione’s guy 7 Tie the knot on 76 Nest egg plans the run 79 Royal until 1917 8 “Frozen” princess 9 Performance with 80 “__ for Innocent”: Grafton tricks 81 Music player with 10 Primary many generations 11 Trap during winter 82 Ptr. paper size 12 River at Avignon 13 D.C. group 83 Initiate 14 She played Kelly 85 Legendary on “Charlie’s migrator Angels” 86 “Ozark” actor 15 One way to read Morales 16 Where seabirds 87 2020 Vegas grab buses? NFLers, if the new 17 Baits stadium is ready 18 Salty sort 88 Chaplin of “Game 28 “Just wait __!” of Thrones” 29 Baby spoiler, 89 “Oh, really?” often 90 Warn, feline-style 34 Last letter in radio lingo 93 “Queen of Soul” 36 That ship 94 “To be continued” 37 Hoppers story 38 Email abbr. 96 “We __ please” 41 __ market 97 Valentine 42 Threw a party for message words 43 N.Y. neighbor 98 Estate 44 Half a luau centerpiece serving? 99 Drop by 45 Real 101 Actor Davis 46 Tells it like it is 47 Bird skilled at long 103 Trainer’s concern 104 What embers do hoops shots? 50 HMO doctor 105 Arrests
HEART OF BARKNESS My friend recently bought a $3,000 labradoodle but refuses to pay to get it trained. The dog is really badly behaved. Whenever I bring up the need for training, my friend gets very defensive and lashes out at me. Last time I visited her, the dog got into my bag and chewed through some seriously expensive skin care products I treated myself to. She acted like it wasn’t an issue and even said it was my fault for leaving my bag on the floor! We’ve been friends for nearly 20 years, so it’s a little complicated, but how can I let her know her actions feel inconsiderate and get her to take proper responsibility for her dog? — Beware of Owner Most dogs enjoy chewing on a nice raw bone to pass the time; hers likes to mix things up with the occasional $200 tube of eye cream. Your friend’s response to her delinquentdoodle destroying your stuff — “Yawn … whatever” — suggests she comes up short in a personality trait called “conscientiousness.” Conscientiousness is one of the five core personality dimensions that shape how we typically behave (the other four being openness, extroversion, agreeableness, and emotional stability). Each of these dimensions reflects a spectrum — a scale from low to high — so, for example, extroversion includes everything from extreme extroversion to extreme introversion (the party animal versus the sort of animal that prefers hiding under a car till the shindig’s over). Research by psychologists Joshua Jackson and Brent Roberts finds that people with high conscientiousness are responsible, hardworking, orderly and able to control their impulses. (Their work was focused on the behaviors of the conscientious, as opposed to thoughts and feelings.) Not surprisingly, other research — a cross-cultural study by psychologist Martin C. Melchers — finds that people with higher levels of conscientiousness tend to be more empathetic (making them less likely to react to their animal turning a friend’s possessions into chew toys by being all, “Dogs will be dogs!”). Personality traits are, to a great extent, genetic, and tend to be pretty stable over time and across situations. However, psychologists Nathan Hudson and R. Chris Fraley find that a person may be able to change their personality traits, including their level of conscientiousness. Their research suggests that a person can become more conscientious by continually setting
very specific weekly goals — for example, tasks to follow through on that they’d normally let slide. The problem is this friend of yours might need some wakeup call to be motivated to change. People who get away with living sloppy typically see no reason to live otherwise. Consider the difference in how driven someone would be to clean up their act in the wake of “hitting bottom” versus, say, “hitting middle.” Another demotivating factor might be your friend’s WTR — “welfare trade-off ratio” — a term that unfortunately sounds like illegal food stamp swapping. In fact, as evolutionary psychologists David Buss and Lars Penke explain, a person’s welfare tradeoff ratio refers to how much weight they place on their own interests relative to those of another person. In other words, “welfare” really means “wellbeing” — as in, “How willing am I to sacrifice what’s best for me so you can have what’s good for you?” Buss and Penke add that people who are narcissistic — self-centered, exploitative, with a strong sense of entitlement, and lacking in empathy — “habitually place a higher weight on their own welfare relative to the welfare of others.” Now, maybe you don’t see this sort of selfish, cavalier attitude coming out habitually in your friend, but maybe that’s because friendship is fun-centered and thus doesn’t have the sort of strains put on it that a business partnership or relationship does. (You don’t have to decide whether to have an abortion because you went out for drinks with your friend.) Where does this leave you? Unfortunately, without a lot of attractive options. Though it’s reasonable to prefer that she change her philosophy on dog training (which appears to be “Why bother?”), expecting her to do so is basically the love child of toxic hope and irrational expectations. Tempting as it must be to simply demand she train her dog, telling people what to do tends to backfire, leading them to tell you where to go. What you can do is choose: Consider whether the benefits of having her in your life are worth the cost. If you decide to keep her around, be realistic: Leave any pricey rejuveceuticals and anything else of value locked in a kennel when visiting her and Cujodoodle. It might also help to look on the positive side: It’s only her dog running wild; she isn’t hollering out the back door, “Kids, if you rob the liquor store don’t forget Mommy’s merlot!”
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Compiled by Sara Harmatz Thursday, Jan. 2 “Parasite,” 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. This Golden Globe-nominated film follows a young man who tutors English to the daughter of a wealthy family, prompting a deadly showdown where class warfare meets black comedy. Aero Theatre, 1328 Montana Ave., Santa Monica. $15. americancinemathequecalendar.com JAKE, Shake Town & Wild Mountain Mystics, 8 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. This community showcase kicks off with the organic folk and Americana group Wild Mountain Mystics, followed by rockin’ grooves by Shake Town and JAKE. TRiP, Lincoln Blvd., Santa Monica. No cover; one drink minimum. (310) 396-9010; tripsantamonica.com
Friday, Jan. 3 “The Farewell” with Director Lulu Wang, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. American Cinematheque screenings of Golden Globenominated films continues with this funny, sad and uplifting tale of Chinese-born, U.S.-raised Billi’s (Awkwafina) return to Changchun after she learns her grandmother has been given mere weeks to live. A discussion with director Lulu Wang follows. Aero Theatre, 1328 Montana Ave., Santa Monica. $15. americancinemathequecalendar.com Suzanne Lummis: “Tweets from Hell,” 8 to 10 p.m. To get in the spirit for the upcoming election year, poet Suzanne Lummis debuts her COLA fellowship opus at Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd, Venice. $6 to $10. (310) 822-3006; beyondbaroque.org Special Observing Event: “The Moon’s Straight Wall, The Seven Sisters, and the Hyades Cluster,” 8 p.m. Take a look through various telescopes
‘Can the Trash!’ Poster Contest
The Los Angeles County Department of Beaches and Harbors invites local third-, fourth- and fifth-graders to join the fight against ocean pollution with its annual “Can the Trash!” poster contest. Kids are asked to draw a poster conveying a message about how people can keep beaches and oceans free of pollution. Contest deadline is Jan. 12. Winning artwork will be featured on Los Angeles County beach trash barrels next summer. For entry details and a helpful video, visit beaches.lacounty.gov/postercontest.
at the 9-day-old new moon, gaze at the face of Taurus the Bull (which is composed almost entirely of stars in the Hyades Cluster), then finish up with views of one of the prettiest open clusters in the sky, the Seven Sisters of Greek lore. John Drescher Planetarium, 1900 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica. $5 to $11. (310) 434-3005; smc.edu/planetarium
Saturday, Jan. 4 Pilates Platinum Pop-Up, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Start the New Year off right with a fun, sweaty session led by amazing trainers as they guide you through core and booty based activities. Recover with OXIGEN L.A. water and shots to boost your body’s ability to keep going throughout the day. Platform, 8850 Washington Blvd., Culver City. platformla.com Meeting the Witch: A Lecture by Heidi Mezzatesta, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. In association with The Box Project exhibition featuring the work of 76 women artists, this compelling lecture focuses on the persecution of women as witches in the United States and its dark
Director Lulu Wang discusses her Golden Globe-nominated family drama “The Farewell” at the Aero Theatre. SEE FRIDAY, JAN. 3. PAGE 22 THE ARGONAUT JANUARY 2, 2020
cultural history. Social & Public Art Resource Center (SPARC), 685 Venice Blvd., Venice. Free. (310) 822-9560; sparcinla.org Poetry in Motion: Is Truth Dead? 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Eve Brandstein presents an eclectic array of writers from the literary world and Hollywood, featuring Eric Trules, Ron Zimmerman and Carrie White. Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice. $10 to $20; $8 for members. (310) 822-3006; beyondbaroque.org
music, volleyball lessons and cardiovascular fitness at the courts at Ocean Park Beach, 2600 Ocean Front Walk, Santa Monica. santamonicabeachvolleyball.com “Grandparenting: Renew, Relive, Rejoice” Book Signing and Discussion, 3 to 4 p.m. Licensed marriage family therapist Pam Siegel and co-author Leslie Zinberg discuss this guide based on the science of mindfulness along with endearing real-life stories that grandparents can identify with. Diesel, 225 26th St., Ste. 33, Santa Monica. dieselbookstore.com
Monday, Jan. 6 Sand and Sea Speakers Toastmasters, 7 to 9 p.m. Whether attempting to overcome your fear of public speaking or looking to improve your presentation skills, Toastmasters will help develop your speaking skills in a supportive, friendly atmosphere. First Presbyterian Church of Santa Monica, 1220 Second St., Santa Monica. One time free for guests; $15.50 per month for members. sandandseaspeakers.com
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Happy New Year Marathons, 7 to 10 a.m. Start the year off with a scenic run or walk along the beach during this series of run/walks that includes a 5K, 10K, 15K and half marathon. Take home a goodie bag with your medal. 2000 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica. $30 to $36. abetterworldrunning.com Launch of Santa Monica Beach Volleyball, 2 p.m. Chill on the beach and celebrate this grand opening with snacks,
“Creatures” Discussion & Book Signing, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. L.A.-based author Crissy Van Meter discusses and signs this darkly funny and ultimately cathartic novel based on her own coming of age in Newport Beach. Fellow author Aja Gabel joins in conversation. Diesel, 225 26th St., Ste. 33, Santa Monica. dieselbookstore.com/ brentwood Goodr x EFC: The Taco Mile, 7 p.m. Celebrate the launch of
six new and gluttonous Goodr glasses as well as Electric Flight Crew’s first official meet-up in Culver City with a taco-licious challenge. Drinks at Kay ’N’ Daves follow. 9341 Culver Blvd., Culver City. strava.com Southland Comedy Festival: The Secret Show, 8 to 9:30 p.m. Dave Chappell sometimes tries out new material at this special show that takes place in a hidden speakeasy behind an old-timey barbershop. Who knows who’ll show up next? Grant Lyon, Andy Peters, Nick Anthony and Dave Waite curate this special comedy experience. Blind Barber, 10797 Washington Blvd., Culver City. Email barbersecretshow@gmail. com to request an invite.
Wednesday, Jan. 8 Culver City Democratic Club Meeting, 7 p.m. This program features a panel of activists on the issue of homelessness, including members of the Culver City Homelessness Committee and the Executive Director of Showers of Hope, an organization that provides over 2,300 showers a month to unhoused Angelenos. Culver City’s Veterans Memorial Center, 4117 Overland Ave., Culver City. culvercitydemocraticclub.com Iowa Wolves at South Bay Lakers, 7 to 10 p.m. Watch the South Bay Lakers take on the Iowa Wolves in a hotly contested NBA G League game. UCLA Health Training Center, 2275 E. Mariposa Ave., El Segundo. $50+. sportsplug.net Wine-O-Wednesdays, 7 to 11 p.m. Kick back every other hump day with a comedic wine tasting, dueling pianos and philanthropy benefiting Movem-
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“Disposable Necessities” @ The Electric Lodge Rogue Machine resident playwright Neil McGowan imagines a future where aging and death have become obsolete thanks to “Module,” a process of downloading the digitized soul into a new host body. The process is something only the very wealthy can afford, however. If you are rich enough, you can be anyone you desire. With wit and humor, McGowan looks at greed beyond the grave as well as the summative value of life – and death. Shows at 8 p.m. Saturday (Jan. 4) and 7 p.m. Sunday (Jan. 5), with additional performances at 5
p.m. Saturdays, 7 p.m. Sundays and 8 p.m. some Mondays through Feb. 3. 1416 Electric Ave., Venice. $25 to $35. roguemachinetheatre.net “Bad Habits” @ Ruskin Group Theatre The Sisters of St. Cyril’s are on a mission to prevent the closing of their convent and school. Will the Almighty intervene in the form of a miraculous woman named Maria? Or will the sisters have to rely on their annual Christmas pageant fundraiser, featuring a particularly surprising number? Legendary entertainer Orson Bean and wife Alley Mills (“The Wonder Years,”“The Bold and the Beautiful”) star. See it at 2 p.m. Sunday (Jan. 5), with
additional performances at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through Jan. 26. 3000 Airport Ave., Santa Monica. $25 to $35. (310) 397-3244; ruskingrouptheatre.com A LOOK AHEAD: Pacific Resident Theatre:“All My Sons,” Jan. 10 to 26 Dance at The Odyssey: Jan. 10 to Feb. 9 Kentwood Players:“The Giver,” Jan. 17 to Feb. 22 The Actors’ Gang:“The New Colossus,” Jan. 14 & 15 Odyssey Theatre:“The Unseen Hand” + “Killers Head,” Jan. 18 to March 8 The Broad Stage:“17 Border Crossings,” Jan. 24 & 25
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Devlin and Bronston Jones continue to bring the funny to The Townhouse & Del Monte Speakeasy — this time as an official part of the Southland Comedy Festival. The Bombshells go on at midnight. 52 Windward Ave., Venice. facebook.com/VeniceUground
Thursday, Jan. 9 StoryCorps Heads to Santa Monica
As part of a cross-country tour, the award-winning StoryCorps oral history project arrives in Santa Monica on Jan. 5 for a month-long residency on the Third Street Promenade at Wilshire Boulevard. Step into the nonprofit’s mobile recording studio — a converted Airstream — to record a meaningful conversation with a loved one or friend for posterity … and maybe even the Library of Congress! These intimate 40-minute interviews focus on two people discussing who they are, how they’ve met, what they’ve learned in life or how they want to be remembered. Appointments are available through Feb. 7 at storycorps.org/stops.
ber, the leading global charity focused on men’s health. 1212 Santa Monica, 1212 3rd St., Santa Monica. $49. eventbrite.com Rusty’s Rhythm Club, 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. Aileen Quinn and her rockabilly band perform a night of dancing at Rusty’s Rhythm
Club. A half-hour swing dances precedes the 8 p.m. dance. 8025 W. Manchester Ave., Playa del Rey. $15 includes the class. (310) 606-5606; rustyfrank.com Venice Underground Comedy & Bootleg Bombshells Burlesque, 9:30 p.m. Still going strong for their 427th show, Matt
LAX Coastal Chamber’s Lifestyle Group: She TV, 8 to 9:30 a.m. The co-founders of She TV Media provide an in-depth look into how to enhance your business through video and the pros and cons of doing it yourself versus hiring a professional. 9100 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Westchester. $20. (310) 645-5151; business. laxcoastal.com Los Angeles World Affairs Council & Town Hall 2020 Election Series, 8 to 9:30 a.m. In this third talk of the series, former United States Ambassador to Germany John Emerson focuses on the presidential candidates’ foreign policy positions. Moderated by political strategist turned
Venice Underground Comedy’s 427th show is part of the Southland Comedy Festival. SEE WEDNESDAY, JAN. 8.
professor Dan Schnur. Akasha, 9543 Culver Blvd., Culver City. $51; $36 for members. townhall-la.org Soundwaves: Piano Spheres, 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Grammy-nominated pianist Richard Valitutto invites listeners to contemplate various processes of becoming with an exclusive preview of his program “Thought and Desire.” Santa Monica Public Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica. soundwavesnewmusic.com The Mar Vista Comedy
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Museums & Galleries “Awareness,” through Saturday, Jan. 4. This group exhibition features photography by Allan Gill, Janna Ireland, Laura Parker, Ni Rong, Bill Sosin and Robert von Sternberg that explores various environments, from the hidden interior structures of plants to the strange and watery world of urban scenery. dnj Gallery, 3015 Ocean Park Blvd., Santa Monica. (310) 315-3551; dnjgallery.net “Memories of Diaspora: Immigration Narratives of Los Angeles,” through Sunday, Jan. 5. Curated by nonprofit organization Art Division, this exhibit celebrates the theme “Shared Memory,” conveying the personal struggle, hopes and dreams of the immigrant experience through iconic images of Los Angeles and symbols of the promise of a new life. Annenberg Community Beach House, 415 Pacific Coast Hwy., Santa Monica. (310) 458-8350; annenbergbeachhouse.com
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