Author: The Argonaut

LAPD Gets Tougher on Crime in Venice

Chief Moore has deployed 10 more officers and new enforcement strategies near the beach By Gary Walker In late October, Los Angeles Police Chief Michel Moore promised a raucous audience at a town hall about homelessness in Venice that he would soon return for an in-depth discussion of local crime and try to station more patrol officers on the Venice Boardwalk. Venice now has 10 additional police officers assigned to the boardwalk, Moore announced to an attentive audience of more than 150 people last Thursday during a town hall meeting at Westminster Avenue Elementary School. “We’re here to listen...

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‘A Smile on Everyone’s Face’ Re: “Old Friends, New Friends: GrandPals helps preschoolers and seniors laugh, play and dance across the generation gap,” Feature, Nov. 21 Thank you for the article on Sunrise Senior Living and Voyages Preschool. My mother spent the last three years of her life at Sunrise and participated in the activities with the preschoolers. She especially enjoyed coloring with them. Her great grandchildren live out of state, so she didn’t have that many opportunities to be with little ones. Many of the residents don’t have young family members nearby, and this partnership provides a social...

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The Joy of Sustainable Cooking

Santa Monica star chef Nyesha Arrington unlocks the transcendent power of food By Bliss Bowen Wednesday mornings follow a routine on which the rest of the week depends for chef Nyesha Arrington: Get to the Santa Monica Farmers Market before the crowds. Seek out the Weiser Family Farms stall, where longtime friend Alex Weiser sets aside product for her to try. Sift through fresh vegetable and herb offerings that might inspire new dishes at Native, the restaurant she launched in Santa Monica last November. Arrington worked with a few different chefs in Santa Monica earlier in her career, and...

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