Author: The Argonaut


An Investment in Our Future Re: “No Middle Ground on Venice Median Project,” News, Aug. 3 As a longtime Venice resident, I completely support Venice Community Housing’s plan for the Venice Median project. Low- and middle-income residents have been forced out of our community, and this is a positive step to help preserve the demographic of our neighborhood. This project is only one small step, yet it’s an important one that takes advantage of city-owned property and helps reenergize the disappearing art community that’s been such an influence on the character of Venice. Robert Hughes Venice   A Cell...

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Westside Calendar

Thursday, Aug. 24 Ocean Swim with an Olympian, 6 a.m. Thursdays. The SCAQ Swim Club hosts an ocean swim with Olympic Gold Medalist David Walters. Swim sessions are not for beginners. Participants should be able to swim 500 yards in under 10 minutes. Santa Monica Beach, Lifeguard Tower 26 (at the end of Ocean Park Bvld.) $90 for the summer. (310) 390-5700; Color, Create, Relax for Adults, noon to 1 p.m. Coloring isn’t just for kids. It’s a great way for adults to relax and unwind. Come by for this noontime break and take colored pencils in hand,...

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On Stage – The week in local theater

Compiled by Christina Campodonico Sit Back and Relax: “Monthly Unwind” @ The Novel Café This Santa Monica-based comedy/variety show brings together comedian sheng wang (“The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon;” “Last Comic Standing”), Moth storyteller Kevin McGeehan, magician Matt Price, comedian Garrett Mendez (“Crazy Ex-Girlfriend”) and musical comedy duo Erin McGown and MeLissa Luna for a laidback lineup of laughs and stories. One performance only: 8 p.m. Thursday (Aug. 24) at the Novel Café, 2507 Main St., Santa Monica. In the Moment: “Wake Up (Every Morning)” @ Highways Performance Space Through language, movement and humor, this “tragicomic fever...

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The Advice Goddess

Sofa’s Choice My husband has a great body, but since we got married two years ago, he has completely stopped working out. One reason I was initially so attracted to him was that he was in great shape. I go to Pilates four times a week. How do I motivate him to go back to the gym? — Toned If your husband’s starting to see definition in his legs, it shouldn’t be from rolling over and falling asleep on the remote. As for how to get him back into workout mode, consider what psychologists Edward Deci and Richard M....

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