Author: The Argonaut

Westside Happenings

Thursday, Jan. 23 Aquarius B-Day Show at Cinema Bar, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Ring in Aquarian season with a rocking show featuring an eclectic mix of performers including Jennaisntfamous, Qwegg, Phoenyx and Dead Mama. Cinema Bar, 3967 Sepulveda Blvd., Culver City. No cover. thecinemabar.com Friday, Jan. 24 The Del Rey Chicken Shack Pop-up, 6 to 8 p.m. Feast on delicious homemade fried chicken sandwiches at this pop-up. Del Rey Deli, 8501 Pershing Drive, Playa del Rey. facebook.com/delreysupperclubpopup.com Bondi Harvest Bushfire Benefit, 7 to 9 p.m. Support an incredible cause with an evening of great food and some of...

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Serving Those Who Served

West L.A. Stand Down reminds hundreds of homeless military veterans that they matter By Bliss Bowen To “stand down,” in military parlance, means to relax. During combat operations, a stand down is a safe physical base to which military members can retreat and rest, receive medical care, clean up, eat, read, write letters, change uniforms, hang out with friends, and decompress. The concept is also applied to community-wide gatherings such as the 5th Annual Veteran Stand Down, held in late October at the West Los Angeles VA Medical Center campus. VA Greater Los Angeles holds about 30 stand downs each...

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Letters

Don’t Go With the Flow of Proposed Ballona Restoration Plan Re: “It’s Back to the Future for Ballona Restoration Effort,” News, Dec. 26 The recent story about the extremely expensive and destructive plans to remake the Ballona Wetlands says “The state’s preferred Ballona restoration plan would naturalize the flow of Ballona Creek.” That is factually incorrect. The historical records clearly show that for at least the last thousand years the natural state of Ballona Creek has been closed at the mouth aside from brief seasonal clearing post-rainy season. What the state plans to make is both unnatural and dangerous to our local community. It will greatly increase the likelihood of flooding, especially as sea levels rise. Let the erosion and damage caused by the state’s “restoration” of Malibu Lagoon be a warning to us all. State entities prefer to engage in big, ego-driven building projects rather than do the gentle, long term work of genuine restoration. The result is far from natural or prudent. Do we really want to spend many millions of dollars to not only destroy endangered habitat but increase flooding in our area? Kathryn Campbell Marina del Rey Keep the Marina Boater-Friendly Re: “Boat Central Developer Sues County for Abandoning Project,” News, Jan. 2 My thanks to Supervisor Janice Hahn for her opposition to this terrible project.  Many members of the Marina del Rey community were...

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A Crusade Through the Courts

Minnesota lawyer goes after L.A. and S.F. archdioceses as well as Catholic high schools over abuse claims against clergy By Danny Karel From Dec. 26 to Jan. 2, attorney Jeff Anderson’s firm filed a flurry of lawsuits against all but one Roman Catholic bishop in California, the archdioceses of Los Angeles and San Francisco, and a number of Catholic high schools, including St. Francis High in La Cañada Flintridge and Mater Dei High School in Santa Ana. “That’s just the beginning,” said the Minneapolis-based Anderson who has spent nearly four decades representing survivors of sexual abuse committed by clergy....

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A Plan for Pico

Santa Monica’s economic redevelopment proposal for historic Pico Neighborhood aims to expand local workforce housing and hires By Gary Walker For decades the historic Pico Neighborhood in Santa Monica has lagged behind other parts of the affluent coastal community in economic prosperity. That could soon change through an economic redevelopment proposal targeting the racially diverse neighborhood along with the creation of a community development corporation, expanding local hiring and purchasing preferences and streamlining the business permitting process. The proposal would also include a push for workforce housing and increased coordination with local businesses and schools on career development. Santa...

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