Author: The Argonaut

The Advice Goddess

Complain Crash My 22-year-old son’s new girlfriend is extremely pretty. She has a great figure and dresses to show it off, so I understand the attraction. However, she’s also spoiled, lazy, and kind of a scam artist. (She bragged about cheating a small business.) I pointed out her shortcomings to my son, but he refused to listen and even defended her. Can I get him to end it without being the overbearing mother? — Upset Mom Though you see only flaws, your son sees a lot in this woman: BOOOOOOOBS! It’s natural you’d want to scold him away from...

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Westside(Virtual) Happenings

Compiled by Stephanie Bell Thursday, April 2 “One Man, Two Guvnors,” 11 a.m. The National Theatre of London streams “One Man, Two Guvnors,” starring Tony winner and “Late Late Show” host James Corden, on its YouTube channel free of charge for one week. nationaltheatre.org.uk/nt-at-home Live with Lila Drew, noon. If you Lana del Rey, you’ll love 19-year-old singer-songwriter Lila Drew, who shares her vocal talents live from LA in SoFarSounds’ online listening room. Pay what you can. sofarsounds.com COVID-19 & California with California State Sen. Ben Allen, 3:15 to 4:15 p.m. State Sen. Ben Allen discusses the COVID-19 outbreak...

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A Marina for All

More affordable housing could be in Marina del Rey’s future By Gary Walker   Known for decades as the home of wealthy boat owners and the playground of well-heeled swinging singles in the 1970s and ’80s, Marina del Rey’s reputation as a community of the affluent is still intact, given monthly rents in some of its new high-rises can be upwards of $4,500. It is also a community where long-time residents are beginning to feel priced out of their neighborhood due to escalating rents, making it increasingly difficult for those who live on a fixed income to afford to...

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Zen Garden

Safe Place for Youth’s Community Garden cultivates jobs and tranquility for local homeless youth Story Gary Walker | Photos By Ted Soqui Talk to anyone who spends time in a garden and almost invariably they mention how it makes them feel relaxed, serene — even safe. In Safe Place for Youth’s Community Garden on Venice Boulevard, butterflies and pollinators dance among the plants and fruit trees just in front of literary arts center Beyond Baroque, where practically every square inch is covered in green. Rich, black topsoil surround some of the plants like an organic sentry, its slightly pungent...

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Letters

Singing in the Venice Canals & A Toast to Orson Bean Re: “Westsiders,” March 19 & “A Life of Generosity,” Feb. 12 You were asking in your last Argonaut article for local folks being kind. Ricky Otterstrom on the Canals is one! And several of us are singing to one another from our balconies and it does lift spirits! A neighbor just invited me to a happy hour in our alley of Carroll Canal… We’re all going to pull chairs out in front of our homes in the alley and share a glass of cheer from afar. I can’t...

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