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#metoo ‘No Wokeness Woke Enough’ Meghan Daum takes aim at the culture wars in “The Problem with Everything” By Christina Campodonico In her breakout 1999 essay “My Misspent Youth,” Meghan Daum stared into the face of her mounting debt — “There are days when my debt seems to be at the center of my being, a cancer that must be treated with the morphine of excuses and rationales and promises to myself that I’m going to come up with the big score,” she wrote in her twenties — and emerged a shrewd cultural observer of both Generation X and the American cultural landscape at large. In 2014’s “The Unspeakable: And Other Subjects of Discussion,” Daum wrote of the relief
she felt surrounding her mother’s death and her ambivalence toward a pregnancy at age 41 that ended in miscarriage. And in the anthology “Selfish, Shallow, and Self-Absorbed,” she gathered 16 writers to weigh on the stillcontroversial subject of choosing to live “child-free.” With her new book, “The Problem with Everything: My Journey Through the New Culture Wars,” Daum inserts herself into some of today’s most hashtagged public discourses, among them the #BelieveWomen media firestorm surrounding Brett Kavanaugh, cultural pushback against toxic masculin-
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ity, the rise of the #MeToo movement and the wider socio-political fallout of the 2016 presidential election. But don’t expect the former Los Angeles Times columnist to tow the “woke” party line of the new #resistance espoused by the millennial/Gen Z cohort of a new progressive left that’s deeply influenced by intersectional feminism and identity politics. In “The Problem with Everything,” Daum contends with the murky definition of #MeToo, worries about the ease of social media sloganeering to undermine the principle of “innocent until proven guilty,” and posits that
women are equally capable of “toxic” behavior as men. She explores the rape-on-campus crisis through the perspective of a male student accused of sexual misconduct on a campus where she has taught. A naïve young man’s ejaculation inside a woman, “either by accident or out of indifference,” during an awkward sexual encounter without “explicit permission” is “bad news,” but does not count as “assault” in Daum’s book. (As a “millennial” woman, I for one had a hard time with that one.) “I supported social justice causes as much as the next self-respecting liberal,” Daum
writes, “yet I was irritated by the smug vibe of many young activists within the new left. This vibe was especially observable in the ones who had embraced the concept of being ‘woke.’ … There was no amount of outrage that couldn’t be outdone, no wokeness woke enough. … Apparently any admission of complexity was a threat to the cause. Nuance was a luxury we could no longer afford … “I coined my own term to describe the class of NPRlistening, New Yorker-reading, Slate-podcast-downloading elites,” she confesses in the book’s introduction. “They
The Argonaut: Is there a particular type of person who really needs to read your book? Meghan Daum: The one who really thinks there’s no hope. People who think that … the Trump era is such a crisis that we cannot have any dialogue, that we need all hands on deck, and we need to just stay on this very, very narrow approved hashtag resistance message — otherwise, the other side will sort of hijack the discussion and use it for their nefarious ends. I really want people to understand that if we don’t have a more coherent resistance movement and we don’t allow for more inclusivity, if we don’t listen to people from the other side and attempt to connect with them, we’re going to hand Trump another four years. Is there value in just being able to just tweet something to express those views and have that catharsis? I think it’s very quickly losing value. I know it feels good, but the rhetoric is not lining up with the reality. If you want to tweet that “the world hates women,” I would say think really hard about why you’re tweeting that or what you mean by that. What are you getting out of accepting this premise that it’s never been a worse time to be a woman? It’s never been a better time to be a woman. It’s never been a better place to be a woman. I know it doesn’t feel great all the time, but let’s have some perspective here. … If you’re just having these visceral explosions of emotion and getting rewarded for that, we really, really lose perspective on reality. Couldn’t it be argued that it’s good that we’re talking about these tough subjects in an open forum? The problem with talking about
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were now the wokescenti. … The phrase ‘woke me when it’s over’ became a little in-joke with myself.” As flippant as that may sound, Daum sees her devil’s advocacy and “call for nuance” as on a critical mission — a #ResistanceToGroupthink, to quote one of her columns. “Bashing the right, especially in the age of Trumpism, was easy and boring,” she writes. “Inspecting your own house for hypocrisy was a far meatier assignment.”
Daum trains her critical eye on the social media-driven dialogues surrounding #MeToo, #BelieveWomen and ‘wokeness’ it only on social media is that the reward system on Twitter is such that if you say something very obvious, with no nuance or gray areas, you’ll be rewarded for that. If you say #BelieveWomen, that is the kind of thing that translates well on Twitter but that’s really not what the #MeToo movement is about at all. It’s an underselling of the #MeToo movement. In fact, it’s a mockery of it, because the #MeToo movement is about holding very bad acting men to account and listening to women and correcting things that have been wrong for a very long time. Unfortunately, the amount of time it took me to say that is not the kind of thing that translates on Twitter. We have all this really reactionary, misleading, ham-fisted messaging and that’s what gets rewarded. That’s what gets retweeted. That’s what gets you social capital on social media. If you try to say something complicated, you’re not only going to get ignored, you’re going to get penalized. They’re going to say, “Well, how could you say that?” My problem with having things play out exclusively on social media is that it really blunts any kind of discussion that can be animated and multidimensional enough to lead to real change. In the book you discuss “weird lunches” with a
powerful man who could have helped your early writing career. Where do you draw the line in terms of #MeToo moments? That was not a #MeToo situation. The reason I told that story was because I had never interpreted that as such. It was never quid pro quo. He never made an ultimatum or did anything like that to me. If you care about #MeToo, which I very much do, you have to care about due process because otherwise we’re just going to lose the whole thing. There’s a big, big difference between somebody like Harvey Weinstein and somebody like Aziz Ansari. I know we can have all kinds of conversations about if it’s older women or not understanding that the Aziz case was violative in some ways. At the end of the day, you cannot just go publicly accusing people of things without any due process, but that’s what social media has enabled us to do. You also write about a male student who was accused of sexual misconduct but believes he did nothing wrong. Correct me if I’m wrong, but you come down on his side of the situation? I wasn’t able to talk to the woman. I say in the book I believed him in so far as I spoke to him and I know him. I have no reason not to believe him, but
there’s also a whole world of experiences that this woman had and women like her have. There are so many women who have had things happen to them. I’m in no position to say one way or the other because I wasn’t there. At the end of that chapter, there’s a whole couple of pages about how I could imagine being in that girl’s situation. I can imagine being in the bed watching the movie on the laptop and keep looking at him and wondering if he’s going to make a move. … I can imagine being in the girl’s position and doing those things and then having a certain experience and feeling really awful about it and regretful and having any number of reactions. I really, really empathize with her. I think I say, “I can imagine doing all this up until the point of reporting it to the dean of students.” Was that a hard chapter to write? No … many of us have been in those situations where we want something to go one way, and it’s not going that way and we don’t know whether we should force it; we don’t know if we’re not being assertive enough or if he’s not that into me, or he’s just being nice, or he’s shy or whatever. There are so many factors flying around and the power is just constantly shifting. I think it’s really off the mark to just assume that the man has all the power in that sort of situation, at every moment of it. The power is being tossed back and forth, and that’s what interests me. Do you agree with the movement on campuses to have a culture of affirmative and enthusiastic consent? When I started the book three years ago, I was really of the mindset that, “Oh that’s stupid.” When we were growing up we didn’t have to do that. Like, “Can I touch you here, or can I touch you there?” I was rolling my eyes about that. And I have come out the other side really thinking that it’s not any of my business. You guys grew up with a whole set of conditions — mediated sexual messages that you’re getting online and elsewhere — that we just did not have to deal with. We did not have online pornography the way you guys did. We did not have dating apps. We did not have screens. We learned how to negotiate in-person intimate encounters without
any sort of mediated assistance. It just comes more naturally to us, and we also had a lot more freedom from this kind of oppressive objectification of women and men. I think that has really changed the way people approach sex. And so I don’t think it is any of the business of Generation X people or Baby Boomers or whoever to say, “Hey millennials, you’re just being silly about how you handle consent” because you’ve got an entirely different set of conditions. … We can just roll our eyes, but what’s the point? It doesn’t affect my life. If people want to have affirmative consent as a policy on college campuses and most people are cool with that, why should it bother me? Do you think people on the left would regard you as liberal or progressive after reading this book? Progressives now consider liberals to be centrist, and they consider centrists to be alt-right adjacent. … I don’t really care what somebody thinks I am, and I’m not even sure how useful those labels are. Do you see this book as an apologia or a defense of your beliefs? Nobody has accused [my book] of being an apologia. I really see it as an invitation to think alongside me as I try to sort through this. I’m not interested in making an argument. … I want to say, “Why are we at loggerheads, and why are we so conflicted, and why are we not able to tolerate a sense of internal conflict?” … You’ve got to embrace complexity. The book is really an invitation to do that, and a call for nuance. In your ideal world, what would the public discourse look like or sound like? It would be much more one-onone conversation, IRL, in real life conversation, not hiding behind a keyboard. I think we are starting to see that change. It’s no accident that these podcasts, people talking to each other for three hours, they get millions of listeners. You can go on YouTube and watch scholars and scientists and journalists and writers sitting down and talking with each other for hours and hours and hours, and people are into that. … I think this is a sign that they’re (Continued on page 13)
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really tired of the meme wars and the hashtag wars. We’re not going to solve the social ills that plague us if we cannot sit down and agree on a set of facts and talk about what’s true — and do so safely. If we want to actually talk about how to close the [gender wage] gap … we need to be able to talk about what’s caused it without being told that we are womanhaters and sexist and having the conversation shot down right there.
Because to me that really is dangerous. The Trump emergency — it’s almost being used as an excuse to not have real intellectual discussion. It’s like we just need to boil everything down to hashtag resistance and blanket outrage, because we can’t afford any complexity. … I’m not diminishing the emergency. I’m actually saying it is an emergency, and that’s why we need to be organized and smart and sophisticated in terms of fighting it.
Is there a price for stating ideas that others won’t say publicly, or challengSo more podcasts and YouTube, ing the “wokescenti” point of view? less Twitter … I think a book like mine, it’s confusing. More podcasts. More YouTube. I can’t It’s designed to make people a little bit believe I’m saying that! You know, more disoriented. It’s not designed to get good and more, people love going to see reviews. … The reward system for saying onstage discussions. They can’t get the obvious thing and the penalties for enough of this stuff. I don’t think it’s [thoughtful and rigorous analysis] … any accident. There’s not a lot of incentive to do it anymore. But my feeling is if you’re a What do you hope people take away writer or somebody who’s out in public from reading your book? expressing ideas, it’s really your job to I hope they take away permission to feel say the things that might make people conflicted. I want people to be able to just mad. Otherwise, why bother? sit with their confusion and say, “Well, I You don’t get the instant approval of the feel a little bit of this way about this issue in-group of established opinion-havers. but a little bit of this other way, and I’m You’re without a tribe. … I say that in the going to allow myself to think about why, book: the more honest you are with your rather than just shutting that part of my thoughts, the more alone you are with brain down because I feel that I need to them. If you’re going to be a serious align myself within group-thinking and thinker, you have to tolerate aloneness. retain my status with my friends.” IN MEMORIAM
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TALONS SHOW Women are so mean. I’m the new girl at work, having started my job two weeks ago. Yesterday I had a date after work, so I wore my date outfit to the office. It wasn’t scandalous, but it was a little sexier than my usual workwear. I was in a bathroom stall, and I overheard two female co-workers talking about me: mean, nasty, catty talk. And really, my outfit was not terribly revealing. Why are women so awful to one another? — Upset Imagine if there’d been three women in the Garden of Eden: one wearing a fig leaf a little on the small side, and two to ostracize her for flirting with the snake. Welcome to Putdownapalooza! This sort of catty little gossip fest is a female specialty — an underhanded form of aggression against women who dare to commandeer male eyeballs. For women, competition for mates is a beauty contest. (Sorry, but Miss Congeniality doesn’t cut it.) While it’s good to be a good-looking man, appearance just doesn’t matter as much for men as it does for women. Because women get pregnant and left with mouths to feed, women evolved to prioritize finding a “provider” — a man who’s willing and able to commit resources — over landing some Mr. Adonis. Men know this, having coevolved with women. They’re more likely to dis each other and also trash each other to the ladies over how much money they make than, say, how tight their pants are. In short, if you’re an ugly millionaire it’s best if you’re a man. However, if you’re a hot barista or pizza delivery person, you’ll still get plenty of dates — if you’re
a woman. Because men evolved to prioritize physical appearance in mates, women will band together to punish other women for wearing skimpy, revealing clothes or just for being physically attractive. Women seem to recognize that other women do this. Research by social psychologist Jaimie Arona Krems suggests that women tend to dress defensively — wear less-revealing clothes and dampen their attractiveness — when they’ll be around other women that they aren’t already friends with. Prior research (by psychologist Joyce Benenson, among others) finds that girls and women tend to be vicious to newcomers in a way boys and men are not. For women, there generally seem to be “costs from incorporating a female newcomer,” Krems explained to me. The women we already know — “even those we can have some conflict with — may be less competitive with us. At times, their gains can be our gains. And very often, female friends protect one another,” sometimes from other women’s aggression. “In fact, we might even dress a little more revealingly ... when we’re with our female friends than when we’re heading out alone ... perhaps because our friends have our backs.” As for you and now knowing this, when you’re going to be around women you aren’t yet friends with, you might want to take it down a notch in sexy or wait till you’re leaving work to slinky it up. Remember, as Michelle Obama said, “There is no limit to what we, as women, can accomplish” — for example, hacking into the new office hottie’s LinkedIn and promoting her to “Vice President of Lap Dances.”
LOATHE ACTUALLY I’m a gay man, and I’ve developed a crush on my best friend, despite his not being my type at all. He’s very confident, and I kind of want to be him. I have many insecurities, and a mutual friend suggested what I really find attractive is how my best friend knows everything about me and accepts me anyway. The more I think about it, the more I suspect our mutual friend is right. — Wrong Reasons? Ideally, the process of feeling good about yourself is not modeled on siphoning somebody’s gas. There’s a key word in “self-acceptance” — a big how-to clue — and it’s “self.” Self-acceptance involves your embracing your whole self — all of your qualities and characteristics, positive and negative. Psychologist Nathaniel Branden
explained, “‘Accepting’ does not necessarily mean ‘liking’” or that there’s no need for improvement. It means recognizing you’re a package deal, and you can’t have the good stuff about you (say, your kindness) without the stuff that needs improvement (like how your housekeeping style is right out of Better Landfills and Dumpsters). To crank up self-acceptance, recognize that it’s not just a feeling but an action — something you do: deciding to like yourself (and even love yourself) as a human work in progress. When you do the job of accepting yourself, you no longer need to slot somebody in as a romantic partner simply because they don’t find you repellant. (If the neighbors file a complaint about the noise from your bedroom, it ideally isn’t because you spend hours weeping inconsolably after sex.)
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L E T T E R S Bernie Knows How to Draw a Crowd Re: “It’s Called Giving a Damn: Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Bernie Sanders plant seeds of revolution on Venice Beach,” Cover Story, Dec. 26 Kudos to The Argonaut for colorfully covering Bernie’s recent appearance — and that of AOC, Councilman Bonin, Cornell West, Tim Robbins and others. That’s more than the LA Times did! As anyone who was there at Windward Avenue and the Venice Boardwalk could attest, the crowd was enormous, intense and enthralled. If the turnout is any indication, and I think it is, Sanders is headed to a big victory in the March California Democratic Primary. Every SoCal Bernie rally he has headlined this campaign, and last — from Samohi to East L.A. and to Venice — has drawn throngs of people. Now the task is to see their presence in votes. A seasoned Bernie volunteer operation is sweeping through the state to get out the vote. Bernie has been a regular here in Southern California so much, that he is almost a local — and could very well be the 46th president of the United States. Andrew Liberman Santa Monica
cantly beneficial wildlife habitat expansion, reversing damage from a past flood channel, Marina and freeway construction, is surpassed only by the ten miles of new bike and foot trails proposed for the enjoyment of people. Two point eight million of us live within driving distance of Ballona and 85,000 commute through it on Lincoln Boulevard every work day. We’ll all benefit
physically and emotionally by gazing across what will be the second largest public open space natural area in Los Angeles — second only to Griffith Park. The next phase — litigation by a vocal minority opposed to this Great Park — is part of our process to perfect the plan, and we’ll prevail. Let’s continually remind our elected representatives that we want the Ballona Restoration. It’s a very big deal. David W. Kay, D. Env. Playa Vista Re: “It’s Back to the Future for Ballona Restoration Effort,” News, Dec. 26 I am totally against the new plan and any bulldozing! If any changes are to be made, people who are experts on this area and sincerely care about it (unlike the Bay Foundation!), like the Ballona Institute,
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should be consulted. Decisions should be made with wildlife in mind, not politics! This new plan will not protect the wetlands, it will destroy it! Anne Kirkpatrick Marina del Rey Re: “It’s Back to the Future for Ballona Restoration Effort,” News, Dec. 26 Those against the Ballona Wetlands Restoration Project ignore that the wetlands’ habitat was disrupted and virtually destroyed in the 1960s when it became the dumping grounds for the dredged sediment from the creation of Marina del Rey, and was converted into a freshwater marsh. What has not been a part of the discussion is the health threat to the public of maintaining the freshwater marsh, which is a natural breeding ground for mosquitos
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The Battle for Ballona Begins Re: “It’s Back to the Future for Ballona Restoration Effort,” News, Dec. 26 The EIR milestone attained for Ballona, after 18 years of dedicated effort by scores of volunteers, environmental scientists, planners and engineers, marks the next phase for this extraordinary, long-delayed project. The project’s signifi-
that have ravaged the area for many years. A bit of history: three people died from the neurological complications of West Nile virus in October 2015, within a mile of where I live in Venice. Others have succumbed since. After discussing this with Councilman Bonin in January 2016, he was remiss in dealing with it. Then in April 2016, I was stricken with WNV and am still in recovery. For the protection of the public, the Ballona Wetlands must be returned to the original brackish and saltwater marshes as before the Marina del Rey project. With global warming in our own backyard, mosquitoborne diseases are returning to the public health arena. We need an effective vector control program that eliminates the freshwater breeding grounds for mosquitos that includes our own backyards. We need an effective public health program as a constant reminder that we are all vulnerable to environmental diseases. We must not be blindsided by Luddites who ignore or deny the present danger to the public. Jerome P. Helman, M.D. Venice P.S. I am a physician who has lived in Venice for 20 years. I originally joined the Marina del Rey Hospital in 1975 (then known as Marina Mercy Hospital).
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By Kellie Chudzinski Nearly 200 tech entrepreneurs, investors and nonprofit leaders gathered in November in the Expert Dojo startup incubator at Santa Monica Place to explore entrepreneurial solutions addressing the homelessness crisis. The second annual Tech + Homelessness event showcased programs and innovations that connect people experiencing homelessness to resources or services by local and national organizations. Sharon Plunkett, director of social innovation for Venice-based social services nonprofit the St. Joseph Center, discussed the organization’s Code Talk program, initially funded by Snapchat. The free 16-week intensive for homeless and low-income women aims to break cycles of poverty by teaching students front-end web development. “The city is outpacing the people who live here,” Plunkett said of a rapidly gentrifying Los Angeles. “The world is not kind to people who trip and fall, and it’s hard to get back up.” Erika Odom, who began as a student of the program and now works in web design
USC Annenberg professor of communication François Bar (second from left) shows a Skid Row Power cart to community members for Playa Vista-based ethical consumer goods brand The Honest Company, said the program teaches people “how to code while their lives are falling apart,” adding: “Somebody had taken a chance on me … that’s what I really needed.” Skid Row Power — a joint effort of the USC Annenberg School for Communica-
tion and Journalism, LA Community Action Network (LACAN) and community members — intends to empower people experiencing homelessness by providing access to solar-powered bicycle carts. Because most people who are homeless are believed to have access to a cell
phone, LACAN Executive Director Pete White pitched a funding and materials request for Skid Row Power’s Charge N’ Chill cart, which runs on solar and battery power to provide a wireless hotspot and can charge up to 14 devices at one time. Both CG Chen of Ample Labs and Mel Tillekeratne of Showers of Hope discussed technology that aims to connect homeless individuals to resources. For Chen that means anything from free meals to crisis hotlines, while Tillekeratne is focused specifically on shower facilities. Four other leaders from the nonprofit and tech sectors pitched the audience for resources. Some needed an app to make their particular program more accessible, while others asked for funding and resources to expand their geographic reach. Tech + Homelessness was the brainchild of angel investor Nancy Hammerman, senior vice president of research and marketing at Sutton Capital Partners. She developed the concept after noticing a gap in the tech ecosystem. As homelessness continues to grow, she thought: “Shouldn’t we be doing something?”
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12940 BONAPARTE AVE., MARINA DEL REY 3 BD | 2 BA | 1,708 SQ.FT. + 400 SQ.FT. ADDITIONAL GARAGE $1,699,000
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“Enjoy resort style living in this two bedroom, two bath unit in the highly desirable Villa Marina East community,” says agent Jesse Weinberg. “This sun-drenched home boast hardwood floors throughout, recessed lighting, two Caesarstone fireplaces, and an updated chefs’ kitchen. The expansive living and dining areas open to a private balcony perfect for the indoor-outdoor California lifestyle. The sumptuous master suite also overlooks the pool & courtyard with direct balcony access, has ample closet space, and an ensuite spa-like bath separate shower & tub and dual vanity.” Offered at $$1,075,000 Maria Nikitina, Sandra Vazquez, & Jesse Weinberg KW Silicon Beach 800-804-9132
“This is a modern live/work space located in the sophisticated Princeton Lofts,” says agent Charles Lederman. “This exceptional loft offers the ideal, quiet setting with incredible architecture to match. The open-concept living space leads to a highly renovated kitchen. The luxurious bathroom includes a separate tub, subway-tiled shower, dual vanity, marble counters and floating cabinets. Currently used as a testkitchen, this space has infinite possibilities for use.” Offered at $865,000 Charles Lederman Charles Lederman & Associates 310-821-8980
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LAX’s Tom Bradley Terminal was the site of an apparent suicide on Dec. 30
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Venice Liquors in Mar Vista was the first of two liquor stores robbed on Jan. 3
Masked Suspects Rob Mar Vista, Culver City Liquor Stores Police in Mar Vista and Culver City are investigating whether back-to-back liquor store robberies are connected. Two men wearing masks and armed with handguns held up Venice Liquors in Mar Vista at 12525 Venice Blvd. at approximately 12:30 a.m. Jan. 3. Then, 10 minutes later, police suspect the same team hit Lucky 7 Liquors in Culver City at 12408 Washington Blvd. In the Culver City robbery, witnesses say one man was armed with a handgun and the other was waving
a baton-like weapon. Surveillance video related to that crime captured the suspects, dressed in dark hoodies, walking around the store and then pointing a gun at the clerk while they grabbed money from the cash register. After robbing the store of approximately $350 in cash the duo fled the scene on foot, according to a Culver City Police Department bulletin. Police are still examining footage from the Mar Vista robbery. No one was injured in either crime.
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Name Change ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME Case No. 19SMCP00577
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
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Notice of Bulk Sales 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.storageauctions.net on 1/16/2020 at 10:00AM. Unless stated otherwise the description of the contents are 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
Summons IN THE DISTRICT COURT SALINE COUNTY, KANSAS CASE NO. 2019 AD 61 In the matter of the Adoption of WADE HENRY WARREN, d.o.b. xx-xx-2013, a minor. (Pursuant to K.S.A Chapter 59) NOTICE OF SUIT To: William Barrett Bannon, and any and all other concerned persons: You are notified that a Petition for the adoption of Wade Henry Warren has been filed in the District Court of Saline County, Kansas by Steven J. Roths ll, praying that he be allowed to complete the adoption of said child. You are hereby required to plead to the Petition on or before February 7, 2020 at 3:30 p.m. CST, in the Saline County District Court, 300 W. Ash, Room 308 in Salina, Kansas. If you fail to plead, judgment will be entered upon the Petition and the request granted.
/s/ Elizabeth A. Bosch Elizabeth A. Bosch, #27899 HAMPTON & ROYCE W. Iron, Fl. 9 MORLIN ASSET MANAGEMENT, LP, a Delaware 119 Limited Partnership as Box 1247 Agent for the JOINT MANAGEMENT COUNCIL, anP.O. unincorporated Salina, KS 67402-1247 association, will receive qualifications packages from contractors wishing (785) 827-7251 to become pre-qualified for an available bidding opportunity Angeles Attorneys at for Los Plaintiff
Union Station. It is the intent of this Joint Management Council to select a firm that will provide construction services at Los Angeles Union Station at the best overall value. In order to be fully considered for prequalification and subsequent bidding opportunities, please proceed to the RFIQ questionnaire at: https://forms.gle/nqxFRoewToFDEwgk7. Completed forms are due on or before close of business by January 27, 2020. Submissions received after 5:00 pm on January 27, 2020 will be rejected.
Legal Notices MORLIN ASSET MANAGEMENT, LP, a Delaware Limited Partnership as Agent for the JOINT MANAGEMENT COUNCIL, an unincorporated association, will receive qualifications packages from contractors wishing to become pre-qualified for an available bidding opportunity at Los Angeles Union Station. It is the intent of this Joint Management Council to select a firm that will provide construction services at Los Angeles Union Station at the best overall value. In order to be fully considered for prequalification and subsequent bidding opportunities, please proceed to the RFIQ questionnaire at: https://forms.gle/WMpCxq9wPXFrrQZDA. Completed forms are due on or before close of business by January 27, 2020. Submissions received after 5:00 pm on January 27, 2020 will be rejected.
hereby required to plead to the Petition on or before February 7, 2020 at 3:30 p.m. CST, in the Saline County District Court, 300 W. Ash, Room 308 in Salina, Kansas. Summons If you fail to plead, judgment will be entered upon the Petition and the request granted. /s/ Elizabeth A. Bosch Elizabeth A. Bosch, #27899 HAMPTON & ROYCE 119 W. Iron, Fl. 9 P.O. Box 1247 Salina, KS 67402-1247 (785) 827-7251 Attorneys for Plaintiff
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
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME S T A T E M E N T F I L E N O . 2 0 1 9 3 2 4 3 7 0 Type of Filing: Original. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: THE ROOF ON WILSHIRE, THE ROOF AT THE 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 Hospitailty 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: 12/2019. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. /s/ Michael Orwitz. TITLE: Managing Member, Corp or LLC Name: Balboa Hospitailty LLC,. This statement was filed with the LA County Clerk on: December 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: 01/9/20, 01/16/20, 01/23/20, 01/30/20 #27384 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO. 2019311974 Type of Filing: Original The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: LASH STOP; 13455 Maxella Ave., Suite 110 Marina del Rey, CA 90292, 1538 W. 205th St., Apt. 2 Torrance, CA 90501. COUNTY: Los Angeles. REGISTERED OWNER(S) Britney Chanel Hall, 1538 W. 205th St., Apt. 2 Torrance, CA 90501. 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
TED 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
STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME – FILE NO: 2019324368 file no: 2015137559 Date filed: 05/22/2015. Name of Business(es) THE ROOF ON WILSHIRE, 6317 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90048. registered owner(s): STP Holdings LLC, 6317 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90048. Business was conducted by a Limited Liability Company. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) registrants names/corp/llc (print) Payam Pedram title: General Partner. If corporation, also print corporate title of officer. If LLC, also print tile of officer or manager. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of los angeles County on the date indicated by the filed stamp in the upper right corner: December 18, 2019. i hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. dean c. logan, los angeles county clerk by: Deputy Publish: The Argonaut Newspaper. Dates: 01/9/20, 01/16/20, 01/23/20, 01/30/20 #27388
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Compiled by Sara Harmatz Thursday, Jan. 9 The Mar Vista Comedy Hour, 8 to 10 p.m. Hot L.A. comics bring the funny for a BYOB night of laugh-out-loud jokes. The event is BYOB. Neyborly, 12503 Venice Blvd., Mar Vista. $15, or $10 advance.nightout.com Southland Comedy Festival: Giggle Water, 8 to 10 p.m. The gorgeous speakeasy tasting room at R6 Distillery hosts a comedy show as part of a five-day festival of laughs throughout Los Angeles County. 909 E. El Segundo Blvd., El Segundo. $5. (424) 277-1134; southlandcomedyfestival.com Thursday Night Live Music at Lanea, 8 to 11 p.m. Start the weekend early and kick back every Thursday with authentic tacos, tequila and live country music performed by local artist Taylor Alexander. 217 Broadway, Santa Monica. (424) 265-7437; gotolanea.com The No Name Band, Mercy Jones + Utah Funk, 8 p.m. to midnight. Get groovy with these funky blues bands and dance the night away at TRiP, 2101 Lincoln Blvd., Santa Monica. No cover; one drink minimum. (310) 396-9010; tripsantamonica.com
Friday, Jan. 10 Free Family Portraits, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Faculty and students of the Santa Monica College Photography Department offer
free group portraits to families of California wildfire first responders, including hair and makeup touch-up services. Santa Monica College, 1900 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica. (310) 434-8163; smc.edu/photo Dar Williams at McCabe’s, 7 to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Sensational pop folk artist (who made her name touring with Joan Baez) teams up with special guest Seth Glier for an intimate concert at McCabe’s Guitar Shop, 3101 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica. $40. (310) 828-4497; mccabes.com Don’t Tell Playa Vista, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Don’t Tell Comedy is a secret show held in living rooms, backyards and other intimate spaces. BYOB. RSVP for the address somewhere in Playa Vista. $20. donttellcomedy.com NASA Commercial Crew “Are We There Yet?,” 8 p.m. Following a challenging development phase in annual funding shortfalls, this feature show reviews the new era in U.S. spaceflight. John Drescher Planetarium, 1900 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica. $5 to $11. (310) 434-3005; smc.edu/planetarium Redhot & Blue, 8 to 9:30 p.m. Yale University’s oldest allgender a cappella group performs intricate harmonies from Broadway hits to the Beatles to Britney Spears. St. Bede’s Episcopal Church, 3590 Grand Blvd., Mar Vista. $7 to $12. eventbrite.com Fireside at the Miles, 9 to 11
Celebrated folk singer-songwriter Dar Williams stops by McCabe’s for an intimate show. SEE FRIDAY, JAN. 10.
p.m. Friday and Saturday. The historic Miles Memorial Playhouse kicks off its 11th annual performance series featuring a mix of world-class music, dance and comedy. The Nick Mancini Collective and Brazilian Project perform American jazz on Friday and Ikat Quartet, LA Electric 8 and GuitAria perform contemporary guitar music on Saturday. Miles Memorial Playhouse, 1130 Lincoln Blvd., Santa Monica. $5
to $10. (310) 458-8634; santamonica.gov/miles
Saturday, Jan. 11 Safety at Sea Seminar, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Practice hands-on safe sailing at this two-day International Offshore Safety at Sea course to earn a five-year certification. Del Rey Yacht Club, 13900 Palawan Way, Marina del Rey. $250; $225 for U.S. Sailing members. (818)
472-2959; dryc.org The Bay Foundation’s Volunteer Event at LAX Dunes, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. The Bay Foundation and The Friends of LAX Dunes host their monthly cleanup at the LAX Dunes, which are home to a variety of unique plants and animals. Help remove nonnative and invasive vegetation and learn more about this historic site. Trask Triangle Park (Waterview Gate across from the park at Waterview Street and Earldom Avenue), Playa del Rey. santamonicabay.org/events Free Pizza & Bread Bake in Westchester’s Outdoor Wood-Fired Oven, 11:30 a.m. Experience the fun of preparing and baking pizza in an adobe oven with members of the community. The pizza bake happens from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and the bread bake starts at 2 p.m. Check the weather; the meet up will be canceled if rain is expected. 6700 83rd Street, Westchester. meetup.com/ los-angeles-bread-bakers Crochet with Jasmine Nyende, 1 to 4 p.m. Learn how to make jewelry and other fun and fashionable wearables using crochet patterns at this gift-making workshop with artist Jasmine Nyende. ESMoA, 208 Main St., El Segundo. Free. (424) 2771020; esmoa.org Dunk MS Halftime Show at South Bay Lakers, 4 to 7 p.m. Take part in an exclusive VIP experience including private suite access, a meet-and-greet
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“All My Sons” @ Pacific Resident Theatre In this 1947 Arthur Miller play, family secrets are stirred up when two old neighbors show up unexpectedly in a Midwestern town, exposing a scheme that sent defective airplane parts to the skies of World War II. Now playing at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays (sold
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Dance at the Odyssey The Odyssey Theatre dedicates one of its stages to the presentation of new work by local dance makers over the next five weeks. Hybrid harp and dance ensemble String Theory kicks things off. Shows at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday (Jan. 10 & 11) and 5 p.m. Sunday (Jan. 12) at 2055 S. Sepulveda Blvd., West L.A. $15 to $25; $70 for a pass to four shows or $100 for a pass to all five shows.
Pacific Resident Theatre tackles Arthur Miller’s classic “All My Sons”
out Jan. 12 & 19) through Jan. 26 at 703 Venice Blvd., Venice. $29. (310) 822-8392; pacificresidenttheatre.com “Disposable Necessities” @ The Electric Lodge
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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. Now playing 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 “The New Colossus” @ The Actors’ Gang In this special encore performance directed by Tim Robbins, a cast of 12 embodies the diverse voices, languages and stories of refugees from across the globe and various eras. Limited engagement: 8 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday (Jan. 14 & 15) at 9070 Venice Blvd., Culver City. $34 to $50. (310) 838-4264; theactorsgang.com
“Earthquakes in London” @ The Electric Lodge Three sisters, a politician, a first-time pregnant mother and a university drop out, struggle to find any sliver of hope amidst a crush of familial fractures, corporate greed and impending environmental doom — predicted by their genius scientist father. Opens next Thursday (Jan. 16) and continues at 8 p.m. some Fridays, 8 p.m. Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays through March 1. 1416 Electric Ave., Venice. $25to $50, or $20 on Jan. 24 or Feb. 7. roguemachinetheatre.net A Look Ahead Kentwood Players:“The Giver,” Jan. 17 to Feb. 22 Odyssey Theatre:“The Unseen Hand” + “Killers Head,” Jan. 18 to March 8 The Broad Stage:“17 Border Crossings,” Jan. 24 & 25
with the professional dunkers and a chance to snap a photo with a Lakers championship trophy. Donations benefit the L.A. Blue Chip Academy of Basketball, the MS Fitness Challenge and MS research at UCLA Health and CedarsSinai. UCLA Health Training Center, 2275 E. Mariposa Ave., El Segundo. $75. classy.org Keith & Margo’s Murder Mystery Dinner, 7 to 10 p.m. Immerse yourself in the middle of a thrilling fictional homicide investigation while enjoying the delicious cuisine of one of the finest restaurants in L.A. Daily Grill, 2501 Colorado Ave., Santa Monica. $76. eventbrite.com Doug “Mug” Swanson + The Thugs, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Celebrate the award-winning bassist’s birthday with a night of rock ‘n’ roll music with special guests Bubba Blues on guitar and J.R. Lozano on drums. The Cinema Bar, 3967 Sepulveda Blvd., Culver City. No cover. (310) 390-1328; thecinemabar.com
Sunday, Jan. 12 Austen Evening Dance Class, 1 to 5 p.m. The Society for Manners and Merriment presents an elegant lesson with tea, entertainment and dancing in the spirit of the esteemed Jane Austen. El Segundo Masonic Lodge, 520 Main St., El Segundo. $10. Ages 13 and up. facebook.com/austenevening In Search of Our Times: The History of Forgetting, 2 p.m. Chief Curator and Director of Programming at the Wende Museum Joes Segal moderates this discussion analyzing the materials ignored by museums, archives and libraries, focusing on the topic of memories. The Wende Museum, 1080 Culver Blvd., Culver City. RSVP at wendemuseum.org Carl Sonny Leyland at Old Town Music Hall, 2:30 p.m. This internationally-known specialist in Boogie Woogie piano puts on an epic night of musical surprises. Old Town Music Hall, 140 Richmond St., El Segundo. $20. (310) 322-2592; oldtownmusichall.org Austin Spurs at South Bay Lakers, 5 to 8 p.m. Watch the South Bay Lakers take on the Austin Spurs in a hotly contested NBA G League game. UCLA Health Training Center, 2275 E. Mariposa Ave., El Segundo. $57+. sportsplug.net
Monday, Jan. 13 Mahalo Mondays, 8 p.m. Aloha Got Soul takes over the Townhouse with tiki cocktails, Hawaiian and Polynesian vinyl, plus special guests. Townhouse & Del Monte Speakeasy, 52 Windward Ave., Venice. No cover. (310) 392-4040; townhousevenice.com
Tuesday, Jan. 14 Women & Money: Investing 101, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Ask all your money questions in a safe space and learn how to invest at this intimate and informative workshop. The Love Dome, 1332 Main St., Venice. $50. eventbrite.com Los Angeles Computer Society, 7:30 to 9 p.m. Club member and PC hobbyist
LA-based ensemble Ikat Quartet bring their contemporary guitar sound to Fireside at the Miles. SEE FRIDAY, JAN. 10.
Jim McKight demonstrates how to set up a new Windows 10 system and make it look more like Windows 7 for maximum usage. Western United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 8065 Emerson Ave., Westchester. lacspc.org Mark Legett Quartet Monthly Residency, 9:15 to 11:45 p.m. The Emmy-nominated guitarist and his band play an eclectic blend of originals and blues, jazz and world instrumentals every second Tuesday at TRiP, 2101 Lincoln Blvd., Santa Monica. No cover; one drink minimum. (310) 396-9010; tripsantamonica.com
Presence Shapes Who Our Kids Become and How Their Brains Get Wired.” William Turner Gallery at Bergamot Station Arts Center, 2525 Michigan Ave., Santa Monica. $20 to $95. livetalksla.org
Museums & Galleries “The Path of Darryl Curran,” opening reception 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11. This retrospective of Southern California conceptual photographer Darryl Curran traces his expansion of the definition of photography and his exploration of found images, film,
light-as-subject and camera-less image making. 3015 Ocean Park Blvd., Santa Monica. (310) 315-3551; dnjgallery.net
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Wednesday, Jan. 15 Alzheimer’s Workshop, 1 to 3 p.m. Savvy Caregiver Express provides family members caring for a loved one with memory loss, dementia or Alzheimer’s disease tools to help improve caregiving and decrease stress. Westchester-Loyola Village Branch Library, 7114 W. Manchester Ave., Westchester. Free with RSVP at (310) 348-1096. New Year, New You at The Riveter, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. It’s a new year to feel empowered and start looking and feeling your absolute best with complimentary head shots, vision board making, essential oil sampling, networking, prizes and more. The Riveter, 4505 Glencoe Ave., Marina del Rey. Free with RSVP at eventbrite.com.
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