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Mayor Brien Turns On Beverly Hills, Praises Metro’s Subway By Matt Lopez and Marla Schevker Confirming the worst fears of Beverly Hills residents and school families, Beverly Hills Mayor Willie Brien, M.D., showed his true colors yesterday as he was a featured speaker at Metro’s first ground-breaking for the Westside Subway Extension at Wilshire and La Brea. Brien’s
BHHS’s JV girls volleyball team celebrated an Ocean League title. 4
Mayor Willie Brien (right) was all smiles as L.A. Mayor and Subway Enthusiast Antonio Villaraigosa and other Metro dignitaries spoke at Metro’s media event. Photo by Metro Gidas Peteris was officially appointed to the Architectural Commission. 4
Horace Mann students staged a mock election on Nov. 6. 5
CHLA’s Ford helps dedicate new hospital in Haiti. 15
Vice Mayor John Mirisch
Wendy And Leonard Goldberg Are Presented With The Hollywood Icon Award; Tom Ford Designed Agent 007’s Body-Hugging Bespoke Suits; Barbara Cook Wows The Full House At Disney Hall Editorial from Rabbi Pressman AND MORE
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Announcements Real Estate Rentals Sales and More
(see ‘METRO’ page 13)
Brian Rosenstein See page 20 for The Courier’s exclusive interview with P l a n n i n g Commission Vice Chair Brian Rosenstein on how his City experience City Clerk Byron Pope Nancy Krasne Photo by Zale Richard will help him if elect- with ed. Photo by Maxine Picard Rubins
See page 20 for The Courier’s exclusive interview with Vice Mayor John Mirisch on pushing for reform as he begins his run for re-elec- City Clerk Byron Pope First signer John Mirisch tion. with Brian Rosenstein
Nancy Krasne See page 20 for The Courier’s exclusive interview with former Mayor Nancy Krasne on how the council has changed since she was last a member and why she’s running again.
BHUSD Files Federal Suit Against Westside Subway Extension By Marla Schevker The Beverly Hills Unified School District filed a lawsuit today against the Federal Transit Authority (FTA) under the National Environmental Protection Act (NEPA), the Transportation Act of 1966 and the National Historic Preservation Act, to
•Arts & Entertainment 14 •Health & Wellness 15 •Birthdays 18
George Christy, Page 6
appearance and remarks confirms The Courier‘s reporting over nearly two years that Brien has worked against the interests of the City and its school district to support the project that will impair and threaten the Beverly Hills High School campus. For months, The Courier has reported how Brien, joined by
The Race Is On: City Council Candidates Pull Election Papers
with Lili Bosse Courier Photo By Matt Lopez
Pink attended the St. John’s Health Center “Power of Pink” benefit. 5
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block the proposed subway underneath Beverly Hills High School. In May, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) approved the final Environmental Impact Report/Environmental (see ‘LAWSUIT’ page 15)
GIVING BACK—The local Association of Professional Fundraisers honored generosity on Wednesday. Grammy Award-winning musician Richie Sambora (pictured left) said modeling philanthropic behavior was key to inspiring people to give. Courier Photo by Laura Coleman
JEWEL OF BRIGHTON—On Wednesday evening, design icon David Webb debuted its first free-standing West Coast flagship store in Beverly Hills with a cocktail reception. The renowned jeweler had previously been housed inside the Beverly Wilshire Hotel for the past 15 years before opening at 9621 Brighton Way in the 2,300-square-foot boutique designed by local architect Hamid Gabbay. Pictured above: General Manager Prema O’Grady with local General Manager Kevin Parker. Courier Photo by Laura Coleman
Philanthropists Honor Their Own At Beverly Hilton Lunch By Laura Coleman More than 400 philanthropists, funders, fundraisers and non-profit community leaders celebrated National Philan-
A HEINEKEN, PLEASE—This time around, superspy 007 James Bond, played by Daniel Craig, bypasses his signature martini for a bottle of Heineken beer.
thropy Day on Wednesday at the Association of Professional Fundraisers (AFP) 27th Annual
This 23rd James Bond adventure, Skyfall, “marks another anniversary of the mother and father of all franchises,” says critic David Denby.
(see ‘PHILANTHROPY’ page 9)
Beverly Hills Courthouse Among 10 To Close Courtrooms The Courier
By Matt Lopez The Beverly Hills Courthouse is one of 10 L.A. County Superior Courts set to close its courtrooms, Superior Court Director of Information Mary
Terrifying stunts in exotic locales (Istanbul, Shanghai, the Scottish Highlands) are tackled by the muscular Craig, with Bobby Holland Hanton, 28, filling in as the fearless stunt double.
Hearn confirmed to Thursday. Along with Beverly Hills Courthouse, other regional courthouses set to close due to (see ‘COURTS’ page 9)
Sony Pictures Entertainment
For more photos, see George Christy’s column on page 6.
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AMERICAN VIP—The VIP luxury entrance at LAX Courier photos by Marla Schevker
AMERICAN AIRLINES AIMS TO CAPTURE THE LUXURY MARKET By Bill Arp Uniformed doormen. Red carpet arrivals. Private concierge. Greeting you by name. Are you in a worldleading five-star hotel in Beverly Hills? No. You're at the new American Airlines Flagship Service entrance at LAX. Enter the red double doors and see your personal concierge. After the short paperwork, AA staff escort you to the private elevator to the confidential TSA check-in. From there to the special section of the Admiral's Club lounge to await boarding your flight.
American’s Sr. Vice President Virasb Vahidi at LAX Admiral’s Club
Once on board, be treated to the new first class suites -- only ten per plane. These are the full mini-suites available only on such ultra-luxe carriers as Emirates and Cathay Pacific. Now, reflecting a massive commitment of resources, American Airlines
bids to join the world's finest elite flag carriers with unsurpassed service, accommodations and amenities. For Beverly Hills and Hollywood celebs and execs, this is the answer to their traveling wishes. As it emerges from bankruptcy, American has committed to own the youngest fleet in the sky in five years. Those planes will not be cattle cars or crowded buses, though. American believes that travelers will pay the extra tariff in order to get extra treatment. American's transcontinental and intercontinental planes will feature all three classes of service -- first class, business class and cabin class. First class will truly be first class -- and exclusive. Leading the effort is American's Virasb Vahidi, its senior vice president and chief commercial officer. He tells The Courier, “American is the flag carrier of the United States. It's time to meet that standard.” The goal is to meet customers' expectations. “Our motto is 'life uninterrupted.' That means our customers -- guests -- will be treated to what they are used to in real life.” For first class travelers on these flights, that means pajamas, a real mattress on the reclining seats to make a real bed, duvet, fine cosmetics and wi fi throughout. American believes there is a pentup demand for outstanding service. It aims to deliver.
Next week, American’s new Admiral’s Club and on-board services.
CONCIERGE—American's concierge check-in behind the red doors.
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B E V E R LY H I L L S M A I N N E W S ADOPT FLUFFY—Fluffy is a two-month-old Pomeranian mix puppy. She is playful, pretty and will grow to be about 10 pounds. Those interested in adopting Fluffy may contact Dawn Vargas at FurBabyRescue.org 213-8400153. Millions of animals get euthanized each year. Please spay and neuter your pets.
Divided School Board Takes First Steps Toward Parcel Tax
LEAGUE CHAMPS—Beverly Hills High School Girls JV Volleyball Team lead by Coach Gabi Kashani finished 1st Place in Ocean League this season beating its rivals Santa Monica and Culver City. Pictured, front row (from left): Olivia Berris, Michelle Adams, Sakura Emerson, Alex Denton and Greer Brucker. Back row (from left): Afik London, Paige Dubelko, Leora Hakim, Coach Gabi Kashani, Sabrina Amatruda, Shawna Mashian, Elsa Woods and Lauryn Noman.
Community Shows Support For Pioneer Hardware By Matt Lopez With time running out on Pioneer Hardware to nail down a rent deal with the City of Beverly Hills, residents turned out in droves Tuesday to let the City Council know just how important they feel the hardware store is to the community. Nearly 20 community members, everyone from store employees, to regular Beverly Hills residents, to legendary entertainer Pat Boone spoke out
in support of the store that has served Beverly Hills since 1926. “I’m very proud of Beverly Hills tonight as this is democracy is in action,” Boone said. “We pay taxes in Beverly Hills for service and (Pioneer) renders a service, a service we need, want and treasure.” The issue at hand deals with the rent Pioneer pays the City and an increase set to take effect in January 2013. Pioneer
had been paying about $9,858 per month in rent, but that number was began reducing three years ago after construction on the Annenberg began, as well as Crescent Drive closures to build the Crescent Parking Garage. After the street re-opened, Pioneer owner Jeff Tilem says his business was never able to recovered. Pioneer’s rent was reduced to its current rent of
Holiday Ice Skating Heads To Crescent Drive
Manaster and member Noah Margo voted in favor; members Lisa Korbatov and Lewis Hall voted against. The measure, if it makes it to the ballot, would place a $499 per parcel levy on each of the approximately 10,000 real estate parcels in the city for no more than five years. Homeowners over the age of 65 would be exempt. Superindent Gary Woods was in(see ‘PARCEL TAX’ page 13)
NEW COMMISSIONER— Local architect Gidas Peteris (pictured left) received his official appointment to the Architectural Commission Tuesday from the City Council. Peteris is pictured with councilwoman Lili Bosse. Peteris will begin serving on the commission immediately, replacing former commissioner Walter B. Meyer.
(see ‘PIONEER’ page 12)
CANDY COLLECTORS—Beverly Vista students collected more than 100 pounds of candy early this month for Camp Harmony, which benefits homeless children with a sleep away camp they wouldn't otherwise afford. Pictured front row (from left): Cosie Prisand, Connor Saul, Shannon Miller, Raina Paysinger, Aaron Kohanbash, Kate Bin-Merle, Chris and Eli drake, Elnaz soumikh and Shirel Ashkenazi Back row (from left): 5th grade teachers Jonathan Weiss and Christina Cryer, Angela Bradbury, Richard Assouline, Malea Hayles, Ethan Brown
By Matt Lopez After a wild few weeks that culminated in a town hall meeting to address residents concerns, Beverly Hills' holiday ice skating rink has finally found a home on Crescent Drive in front of City Hall.
By Laura Coleman The Beverly Hills Unified School District Board of Education voted 3-2 Tuesday to start the process to place a parcel tax on the March 5 city ballot. Despite the passage of Proposition 30, Beverly Hills USD still faces a budget shortfall of about $3.2 million. The parcel tax is intended to make up the difference. Board President Brian Goldberg, Vice President Jake
BHEF Sets Off On Mission To Raise $1.7 Million For BHUSD By Laura Coleman The Beverly Hills Education Foundation (BHEF) kicked off a three-month fundraising campaign to raise $1.7 million for Beverly Hills public schools yesterday, pledging to raise an additional $1 million beyond the $700,000 the Foundation promised the school district for 2012/13 . “It has to be successful because of what happens if it’s
WELCOME HOME—Beverly The City Council unani“This is one of the most ex- Hills now boasts a swanky live jazz and supper club with the mously agreed with the direc- citing announcements we addition of H.O.M.E. (House tion given by Holiday Ice Skat- could possibly have,” Bosse Of Music & Entertainment), ing liaisons, councilmembers said. which opens tonight at 5 p.m. Lili Bosse and Barry Brucker, to Confusion reigned weeks at 430 N. Camden Dr. with live place the rink on Crescent be- ago after the City Council ap- music at 7:30 p.m. Pictured tween big and little Santa Mon- proved placing the rink in Bev- right: H.O.M.E. executive chef Sean Davis with Anthony (in ica Boulevards. (see ‘SKATING’ page 12) red) in front of the stage. Courier Photo by CULINARY PROGRAM–Beverly Hills High Laura Coleman School celebrated the 5-year anniversary of its culinary program last Thursday, hosted by Food Network star, chef Darrell A. Smith. From left: Shab Yousefia, Sammy Lee, Ada Nadzakova, Andrew Moradzadeh, Shantel Hanookai, Azalea Mariveles, Dorian Soleymani, Nadia Maarfi, By Matt Lopez Arianna Mazzarini, Yamina Al-Asadi, Sammy The Beverly Hills City Hopp, Carlos Rodriguez, Vincent Torres, Dakota Anderson, Aaron Kohanzadeh, Aamira Pandy, Council saw a five-minute preEvan Carl, Jamil Cineus, Michael O’Neil, Elisha view of the City's new cable Sameyah, Rebecca Hakhamian, Kyle Khalili, news TV show at Tuesday's Christine Cedeno, Kimberly Esquivel, Joel council meeting and everyone Gabai, Julian Gomez, Bianca Fonseca, Max came away seeing just about Iskiev, Amanda Massaband, and Kyle Young, what they expected. (Chef DAS) For Vice Mayor John
not,” BHEF Executive Director Matthew Zarcufsky told The Courier. In December, BHUSD will submit its first interim 2013/14 budget to the Los Angeles County Office of Education which reflects $3.56 million in cuts to programs and personnel. While the Board of Education is confident that it will be (see ‘BHEF’ page 12)
Bosse Blasts City’s TV News Show For Lack Of Live Footage Mirisch and councilwoman Lili Bosse, that was a problem. The preview featured short takes on a handful of news items the council has tackled recently, anchored by hired host John Loesing. The clips were primarily Loesing doing (see ‘TV SHOW’ page 12)
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ELECTION DAY — Horace Mann students in David Foldvary’s 8th Grade Social Studies class took part in a mock election on Tuesday, Nov. 6. Pictured (from left): 8th graders Nandini Murali and Linda Lee prepare to host fifth-graders at Horace Mann’s mock election. Foldvary’s students collected ballots and handed out “I voted” stickers for students.
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Judge Orders Former BHUSD Superintendent Remain On Probation By Courier staff Superior Court Judge Stephen Marcus ruled today that former Beverly Hills Unified School District Superintendent Jeffrey Hubbard stay on probation. Hubbard, who was found guilty of two counts of misappropriation of funds in February and served four days of a 60day sentence, has been on probation since June. Deputy District Atty. Max Hunts-
man said that while Hubbard has completed his 280 hours of community service and paid the $9,932 in fines and $23,500 in restitution to the BHUSD, Judge Marcus said it was a little early to release Hubbard from his probation and told him to come back June 7, 2013. Hubbard’s attorney Salvatore Ciulla told The Courier he was surprised by the judge’s decision. (see ‘HUBBARD’ page 13)
Beverly Hills Set To Become Bike Friendly With Pilot Bike Routes By Matt Lopez Beverly Hills took its first big step toward becoming a “bike friendly” city Tuesday with the City Council’s unanimous approval of a pair of pilot bicycle routes. The pilot bike routes were approved for Burton Way, between N. Crescent Dr. and the east city limits, and N. Crescent Dr. between Wilshire and Sunset Boulevard’s. The discussion of pilot bike routes has been going on for months within the City. The Traffic and Parking Com-
mission Bicycle Ad Hoc Commitee provided five proposed routes at its May 9 meeting: Beverly Drive, Burton Way, Carmelita Ave., Charleville Blvd. and N. Crescent Dr. From there, the council narrowed their choices down to N. Crescent and Burton. Burton Way’s “Class II” bike lane will be a 6-foot lane. The westbound lane will begin by N. Oakhurst Dr. and the eastbound lane will end near Robertson Blvd. Crescent Dr. will have a “Class II (see ‘BIKE ROUTES’ page 12)
RESTORATION —The Beverly Hills Community Service Department’s restoration on Henry Alfred Marie Jacquemart’s Hunter & Hounds is due to be completed today. Conservators have passivated areas of corrosion on the sculpture, primed them and repainted them as well as filling in minor areas of loss, also due to corrosion. A protective coating will be applied over the existing bronze to complete the project. The sculpture was gifted to the City by W.D. Longyear. Pictured: Workers put final touches on the statue’s restoration.
Photo By Robbie Anderson
Choicelunch Set To Start Serving Beverly Hills Students On Monday By Laura Coleman This Monday, Choicelunch will begin serving Beverly Hills students some 16 organic entrée choices daily, including sushi, following the Board of Educations 4-1 vote on Tuesday to approve an amended agreement with the food service provider. Board president Brian Goldberg was the lone no vote, stating concerns that the expense projections were overly optimistic. The board tapped Choicelunch to
serve the K-8 schools last month after its current provider, Chartwells, terminated its agreement with the district, effective today. At its meeting, the board voted to have Choicelunch also provide meals at the high school at a daily rate, billed to the district, of $5.20 per meal for free and reduced lunches, which BHUSD is mandated to provide. “I can’t wait for Choicelunch,” boardmember Lisa Korbatov said. “And I’m sorry about Chartwells.” (see ‘CHOICELUNCH’’ page 13)
PINK —On Monday, St. John’s Health Center hosted it’s first “Power of Pink” benefit at Sony Studios to raise money for the Margie Petersen Breast Center. Guests were treated to an intimate performance by Grammy-winning artist Pink. Pictured left (from left): St. John's Health Center CEO/President Lou Lazatin, singer Pink, Event Chair Dr. Maggie DiNome and The Margie Petersen Breast Center Director Dr. Maureen Chung. Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images
ROXBURY PARK —The Beverly Hills Architectural Commission viewed a rendering of the Roxbury Park Community Center at its meeting, Wednesday. The new center, which will be located on the same footprint as the current building, will include space for community programs, a library annex, meeting rooms, exercise studio and a vending and lounge area. Roxbury Park will be discussed again on Monday at the Recreation and Parks Liaison Commission meeting from 3 to 4 p.m. at City Hall.
UCLA Fails In Latest Attempt To Sell Hannah Carter Japanese Garden By Laura Coleman On Tuesday, the UCLA Faculty Association took to its blog to express its continuing disappointment with the University’s failure to discuss solutions to preserving the Hannah Carter Japanese Garden. “Our loyal readers will also recall
that we have urged UCLA to sit down with those who have an interest in preserving the Japanese Garden for a discussion of alternatives rather than dealing with the matter in court,” the Association blog post states. “It's but one of (see ‘HANNAH CARTER’ page 13)
o o d Samaritans that they are, Wendy and Leonard sponsor seminars with specialists from here and abroad who review research and visit hospital patients. In New England, such generosity from the Goldbergs is known as “a gracious plenty.”
Honorees Wendy Goldberg (in Oscar de la Renta) and Leonard Goldberg with daughter Amanda Goldberg Raskind (in Chanel) during the Women’s Guild Cedars-Sinai 55th Anniversary Gala at the Beverly Wilshire.
all Wendy. If ever you need a doctor or medical counsel. Wendy Goldberg assesses your situation, and leads you to the best of the best. As she has for countless friends. Time and again.
was the message, loud and clear, during the Women’s Guild’s 55th Anniversary Gala at The Beverly Wilshire this week. Wendy and husband Leonard Goldberg, the producer who only knows how to create television hits, were honored with the Hollywood Icon Award.
with Wendy and Leonard were Wendy’s son (Beverly Hills vicemayor) John Mirisch and son Richard Mirisch with wife Belen (Richard’s in post-production with Gangster Squad starring Josh Brolin, Sean Penn and Ryan Gosling at Warner Bros.); novelist daughter Amanda with husband Philip Raskind, the WME agent – they lately welcomed seven-month-old Cecilia Jean.
ttendees included CBS’ Leslie Moonves and Julie Chen, Sumner Redstone, Anne and Arnold Kopelson, Judy Sheindlin (Judge Judy), Michael Chiklis, Morgan Fairchild, Elizabeth Rohm.
L Cool J emceed, Stevie Nicks, blonde and beautiful, sang her heart out, and guests praised the Women’s Guild for many visionary accomplishments. “The hospice care, HIV/AIDS services, breast cancer treatment, women’s heart health, and the Lung Institute,” informs president Lorette Gross. The gala raised $l million, fulfilling the $20 million pledge for The Lung Institute, the largest facility of its kind in the Western United States. Huge financial support was forthcoming from Lynda and Stuart Resnick, Judy and Bernie Briskin, Barbara Herman, Alexandra and Steve Cohen.
eonard’s enriched television and cinema for decades. Dozens upon dozens of successes, from Charlie’s Angels to his current Blue Bloods with Tom Selleck, now number 11 in the ratings on Friday nights. “Amazing … Friday nights aren’t easy,” sighs TV executive Gary Pudney, who’s in awe of ining at our table were Leonard’s astonishing career. hand surgeon Dr. Myles Cohen with wife Cita (“after business endy and Leonard hours, call me Myles”) and pulwere presented with their monologist Dr. George Chaux, award by Samuel L. Jackson. who miraculously transplanted Leonard opened his thank-you the two lungs of a young patient remarks with a joke that after previous transplants were cracked-up the crowd, and rejected. “Other hospitals then Wendy confessed, “I’m a refused, and, oddly, they found hypochondriac,” which led to me on the Internet,” says the her devouring knowledge and handsome Dr. George, who’s recommending doctors and divorced, with two youngsters in medical guidance for whatever the Northwest. Wendy ails us. She’s clever at diag- Goldberg promises to find him a Page 6 | November 16, 2012 mate. She’s a matchmaker, too.
he New Yorker’s David Denby salutes Skyfall, the 23rd James Bond adventure, “as marking another anniversary of the mother and father of all franchises.”
n his third Bond outing (after Casino Royale and Quantum Of Solace), Daniel Craig rules the big screen as the stone-faced powerhouse, who jumps, leaps, kills. Directed by Sam Mendes, the intense action rips through the theaters.
errifying stunts thrill in exotic locales (Istanbul, Shanghai, the Scottish Highlands), many tackled by the taut-physiqued Craig, whose paychecks doubtlessly include hazardous duty bonuses. (Bobby Holland Hanton, 28, fills in as the fearless stunt double.)
eturning as M, Judi Dench kicks ass, and a blonde Javier Bardem camps through a creepy performance as the villainous Silva, slyly pawing Craig’s legs to initiate Bond into “a first time experience.” Snarls Craig, “How do you know it’s the first time?”
roducers Barbara Broccoli and stepbrother Michael Wilson, along with Sony Pictures Entertainment and MGM, are reaping killer grosses here and overseas. Budgeted at $200 million, Skyfall triumphed as Bond’s best debut weekend in the U.S., estimated at $87.8 million from 3,505 theaters.
for Daniel and 30 for his stunt double,” informs costume designer Jany Temime (of Harry Potter fame). The classy, aviator-style Marko sunglasses and cuff links are from Tom Ford’s accessories collection.
noses and calms friends down with suggestions, etc.
those admitting to bonding with Bond 50 years ago – James Bond, who else? –the esteemed New York Times critic Manohla Dargis describes us as Bondologists. We loved Ian Fleming’s spy thriller novels that we read voraciously in high school, and reveled in the films, remembering Bond the First, the incorrigible Sean Connery, and the impossible-to-forget vocal of the indomitable Shirley Bassey belting Goldfinger.
nderwear? No special brand. Tight boxer briefs in white, and Bond’s wristwatches are from Omega, the Swiss watchmaker.” His smartphone’s the Sony Xperia T Android, available in the U.K., Barbara Cook wowed the full and in the U.S. for the holidays. house during her solo concert
Was Craig, as the unflap-
pable daredevil, afraid of any stunts? “My first day on the train was just about learning how to stand up,” he tells The Hollywood Reporter’s Stephen Galloway. “The train was going about 40 kph (25 mph), but it’s not the speed that matters, it’s the side-to-side motion. Then when we get over the bridge, it’s a 300-foot drop over the ravine. They all said, ‘Don’t look down!’ And I tried not to.”
o keep the bikes from sliding on the Istanbul streets, Coca-Cola was sprayed on the tarmac. “Another odd fact,” says Craig, “is that Bond’s tie had to be weighed down for the motorbike chase so that it wouldn’t flap all over the place when he drives at those insane high speeds.”
hy is Bond always in a suit and a tie? “Bond’s a servant to the Queen,” replies designer Jany Temime, “and dresses as a proper English gentleman should.”
herever she goes, she wows us. Washington, Las Vegas, and New York's Carnegie Hall last month to cel-
at the Walt Disney Concert Hall
ebrate her 85th birthday.
his is the Barbara spelled with three a’s.
ull house to the rafters. Walt Disney Concert Hall. The. LA Philharmonic. Songbird Barbara Cook spinning gold onstage with her shimmering interpretations. A voice deeper and rich, investing Lover Man, Here's To Life, If I Love Again, House of the Rising Sun (sung a capella), Georgia, John Lennon’s Imagine with fluid phrasings and emotional force. Sunny selections such as I’m In Love with a Wonderful Guy, I Got Rhythm and Makin’ Whoopee. Cole Porter’s I’ve Got You Under My Skin soulful as an Anton Chekhov one-act play. An evening spiced with entertaining anecdotes.
hen Barbara was teaching at Juilliard, a student began auditioning with George Gershwin’s Can’t Help Lovin’ That Man from Porgi and Bess. “Stop!” commanded Barbara. “Forgive me, please, but you haven’t lived long enough to express the heartbreak in these lyrics.” Online at www.bhcourier.com/georgechristy.cfm
ow did Sam Mendes become the director? Quite simply, it happened during our offhand conversation at a party,” says Craig. Affirming novelist Jane Austen’s belief that “Everything happens at parties.”
Universal’s Ron Meyer and Lyndie Benson
om Ford designed Agent OO7’s body-hugging bespoke suits and tuxes, as he did for Quantum Of Solace. F o r S k y f a l l ’s hair-raising openi n g sequence, Tom created 60 ‘repeats’ of the Jennifer Grant is the suits, 30 daughter of Cary Grant and Dyan Cannon
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Nicollette Sheridan with Oliver
Katherine Schwartzenegger and mom, Maria Shriver, partied at Maxfield Malibu for the launch of Lyndie Benson’s coffee table book of photographs, The Point, about the Malibu lifestyle. Rande Gerber and Cindy Crawford
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T H E FA S H I O N O F B E V E R LY H I L L S
Van Cleef & Arpels Celebrates Reopening On Rodeo Drive On November 8 Van Cleef & Arpels celebrated the reopening of its historic boutique on Rodeo Drive by treating guests to world premiere dance choreography by Benjamin Millepied in a beautiful pop-up cocktail garden behind the boutique. Dancers then led guests to a ribbon cutting with Nicolas Bos, President and CEO, and inside, guests discovered special creations made exclusively for the Beverly Hills boutique to commemorate its opening including the Feérie watch in red enamel.
Dancers invite attendees to follow them from the cocktail garden to the ribbon cutting ceremony at the front of the boutique.
Nicolas Bos and Benjamin Millepied
Kitty Keck and Anne Shih
Frank Bowling and Paul Kanin
Mei-Yen Huang and Helen King
Abby & Alan Levy
Nicolas Luchsinger and Larissa Sabadash
Nikki Pennie, Cher Coulter, Thomas Phillip, Carrie Baker and Alvina Patel
Fashion News & Notes Sotheby's to Sell Lauder Jewels Sotheby’s will auction 35 pieces of jewelry from the private collections of the late Estée Lauder and Evelyn H. Lauder in New York on Dec. 5. The proceeds will be given to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, an organization founded by Evelyn Lauder. The sale of the Lauder jewels will be part of the auction house’s annual Magnificient Jewels event. Among the pieces is a fancy intense pink diamond and diamond ring from the Oscar Heyman & Brothers with an estimated auction value of $4 million to $5 million. Leonard A. Lauder, chairman emeritus of The Estée Lauder Cos. and acting chairman of the BCRF stated, “Each piece of jewelry is unique and very special. They were each designed to be timeless pieces that also manifest exceptional
style and taste. I know that both my mother Estée and my dear wife Evelyn would be pleased that these items are being sold to raise funds for The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Our mission is to help women around the world so that one day this disease will be a thing of the past.” WWD Loewe Taps Penélope Cruz Penélope Cruz has landed a new role: as the face of Spanish leather goods firm Loewe. The “Vicky Christina Barcelona” star has signed a three-year deal with the Madrid-based house, founded in 1846 and owned since 1996 by French luxury giant LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton. It kicks off with her appearance in the spring 2013 advertising campaign, to be shot soon by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott.
“Penelope is Spain’s most famous woman. For us to collaborate feels right and natural,” said Stuart Vevers, Loewe’s British-born creative director. The actress has already impacted Vevers’ collections, which are presented in Paris. “I always start with the woman and a character. I find film very useful as a fictional character can be liberating creatively,” he explained. “Pedro Almodóvar’s work is a constant reference and Penelope’s characters in his films have often been an inspiration — the strength and complexity they have. I am a big fan of Penélope’s work.” Loewe chief executive officer Lisa Montague said Cruz’s fame would help power the brand as it continues its push into new markets. Next year, Loewe plans to
open its first boutique in Italy — in Rome’s Piazza di Spagna — along with a flagship store on Nanjing Road West in Shanghai. Also, its Paris flagship on Avenue Montaigne is to be refurbished and will reopen next spring. The current fall campaign features five notable Spaniards from the worlds of film, modeling, art and music.
Cruz has been involved with several fashion brands in recent years. She and her sister Mónica Cruz are collaborating with Agent Provocateur on its first diffusion line, and the sister act once did a line for Spanish chain Mango. She has also appeared in ads for Ralph Lauren and L’Oréal. WWD
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MENTORING THE FUTURE—At the Greater Los Angeles Chapter of the Association of Professional Fundraisers celebrated changing the world through philanthropy during a luncheon held at the Beverly Hilton on Wednesday. Several honorees emphasized the importance of mentorship as critical to helping at-risk young people succeed. Pictured above (from left): Actress Shondrella Avery with her husband Ade Kester; Beverly, Lainy and Les Barkley. Courier Photos by Laura Coleman
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Awards Luncheon held at the Beverly Hilton. As the world continues to intensify the divide between the haves and havenots, antendees emphasized the need to find strength and inspiration from each other and nurture the philanthropic spirit that helped shape the U.S. into the powerful global leader it is today.
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massive budget cuts are West Los Angeles, Malibu, Avalon, Huntington Park, Whittier, Pomona and San Pedro. With a $50-80 million shortfall in its budget, Hearn said the system had little options but to close courtrooms. Hearn stressed that while all the courtrooms would close, not all the courthouses necessarily would. Some will remain opened and be repurposed for ad-
“What happens to us here in America has the ripple effect throughout the world,” Bon Jovi lead guitarist Richie Sambora told The Courier. “I’ve always been, ‘If you can help somebody, you should.’” Celebrity Philanthropy recognition was also bestowed to hockey champion Dustin Brown & the LA Gordon Crawford won the Lifetime Achievement in Philanthropy Award and Ann Reiss Lane was awarded the Spirit of Philanthropy. ministrative functionst. Hearn acknowledged that the closures will lead to “severe delays” in moving cases through the system and more layoffs are also on the way and judges are expected to be reassigned. Beverly Hills Courthouse has been the site of many famous celebrity cases in recent years, such as those involving Mel Gibson and Lindsay Lohan. A message left with the Beverly Hills Courthouse was not returned by press time.
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• Saban Free Clinic Gala Honors Paul Lee, Bob Broder ABC Entertainment Group President Paul Lee and TV executive Bob Broder will be honored Monday night in The Beverly Hilton at the 36th dinner gala for The Saban Free Clinic. Emmywinners Ty Burrell and Julie Bowen of ABC’s Modern Family will co-host the evening with comedy by Jimmy Kimmel and a musical performances by singer/ songwriter Aimee Mann. Dinner chairs are Ellen and Tom Hoberman, Tony Pritzker, and Kevin Reilly. The gala has raised more than $1.3 million to provide medical, dental and behavioral health services to the uninsured in L.A. County. For tickets, call: 323-330-1670 or visit www. thesabanfreeclinic.org. • Paley Center Salutes Danny Kaye, Launches Centennial Year The Paley Center for Media, 465 N. Beverly Dr., will present a memory-filled salute to the late legendary entertainer and Beverly Hills resident Danny Kaye on Dec. 5 to coincide with the start of his centennial year and the DVD release of Christmas With Danny Kaye, a collection of holiday-themed
episodes from his Emmy-winning, CBS-TV variety series. Kaye’s best known film performances were in The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty, Hans Christian Andersen, The Court Jester, and White Christmas. A panel consisting of his daughter Dena Kaye, choreographer Tony Charmoli, actress Michele Lee, writer/director Carl Reiner, producer George Schlatter, and others will be on hand for a Q&A session. The event is open to the public. For further information, visit www.paleycenter.org. • Brandon J. Matloff Being Honored By Northwestern Mutual Brandon Jeremy Matloff, a Beverly Hills’ financial representative, has been named to membership in Northwestern Mutual’s 2012 Forum group, which recognizes an outstanding year of helping
CONCERNED–When Beverly Hills non-profit Concern Foundation for Cancer Research, which has raised $45 million for research since 1968, sent its Team Concern to Manhattan to take their place in the subsequently canceled New York Marathon, it detoured its focus along with 1,000 other marathoners to assist Staten Island victims of Hurricane Sandy. Katie Vickers (standing right), Concern's director of donor relations, assists Michael Davis and his daughters Allie and Tammy in coping with the crisis. Team Concern is an official Los Angeles Marathon charity and been rated its highest fundraising charity overall, bringing in $150,000 there the past three years. To become a member or supporter of Team Concern, visit www.concernfoundation.org/marat hon or call 310-360-6100.
people achieve financial security. Only the top 5 percent out of 6,000+ financial representatives receive this honor. • Marimekko Design House Opens Store On Canon Today Marimekko, the iconic Finnish design house noted for its original brightly-colored printed fabrics and styles used both in women’s apparel and home furnishings, is opening its Beverly Hills flagship store today at 370 N. Canon Dr., 310-299-2530.
TOPPING OFF–When last Thursday’s topping off ceremony took place at The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, Neiman Marcus Beverly Hills was well represented. Ariela Shani (right), the store’s VP/general manager, greets her retired predecessor John Martens. Photo by Vince Bucci
DANCING WITH A SMILE– Lladró Boutique on Rodeo Drive hosted a reception with a portion of proceeds to benefit Operation Smile. Angeles Lladró (right) arrived from her home in Valencia, Spain to present Operation Smile “Ambassador” and Dancing Wth The Stars co-host Brooke BurkeCharvet with a limited edition Elegant Foxtrot piece in recogniztion of her work with the charity. Dr. William Magee III (left) of Children’s Hospital L.A., son of Operation Smile’s co-founders, Dr. Bill and Kathy Magee joined in the fun. Photo by Ming-Shiun Wu
ADOPT THE ARTS–More than 250 guests attended the Adopt the Arts “Save the Arts” fundraiser at The Peninsula to keep arts education in a number of L.A. area elementary schools. Pictured are (from left): Adopt the Arts co-founder Matt Sorum; newly appointed ““International Arts Ambassador” Bita Daryabari; singer Christina Perri; Adopt the Arts co-founder Abby Berman and actor Johnathan Schaech (That Thing You Do). Asa Soltan Rahmati (Shahs Of Sunset) adopted one of the schools. Photo by Brian To
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$7,299.72 a month in June 2010, but is scheduled to jump back to the previous number, plus inflation, on Jan. 1, 2013. Shawn Saeedian, owner of Beverly Hills Market, which resides in the same City-owned structure as Pioneer Hardware, spoke out Tuesday and urged the council to consider the City’s small, local businesses. “We lost the customers... it’s hard to bring them back,” Saeedian said. “Please consider the small businesses... we cannot afford to lose anymore.” Mayor Willie Brien and Councilwoman Lili Bosse have formed an ad hoc to work with Jeff and his father, former Mayor Joe Tilem, to try to hammer out some sort of agreement.
voiceovers explaining what each news item was, while pictures or short video clips were displayed. Loesing, the hired anchor, is editor of the Agoura Acorn newspaper in Agoura Hills. None of those video clips were of any live City Council or Commission meetings. “One of the items we've paid for was to upgrade the next door commission rooms,” said Bosse, who was not present for the vote on the cable news show, but said she would not have supported it. “We should have residents be able to see it live and make their own assumptions and interpretations.” City Manager Jeff Kolin told Bosse he wasn't sure of the
progress on the upgrading of technological equipment in the commission rooms, but that he would get the information. “While communication is good, how it's done is very important,” Mirisch said. “I recommended we televise all Planning Commission meetings live and the council didn't agree to that. This is not a good use of staff time. There are other things we can and should be doing to provide our residents with services.” City spokesperson Therese Kosterman said the show will cost about $14,800 per year, plus staff time, for up to 50 episodes. Bosse requested information on the average hourly rates for personnel involved in the production and numbers on
staff time costs. Kosterman and Kolin could not answer the question.
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able to secure sufficient funding to avoid cuts through a parcel tax or aggressive fundraising efforts, BHEF’s effort is critical to alleviating some of the district’s pressure to maintain current educational levels. Similar to the Foundation’s highly successful ONE campaign in April 2011, where BHEF raised $650,000 in one week to pay for positions that had been cut through lack of funding for the 2010/11 academic year, students will take home material explaining the challenges the district is facing in an effort to inspire parents/guardians to give. “We have to raise the bar in terms of the annual fundraising that we’re doing districtwide,” Zarcufsky said. “What we’re talking about in this district is really a culture change.”
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erly Gardens Park. City staff had apparently presented that option without consulting nearby residents, who spoke up at a subsequent council meeting about concerns they had with sound, trash, traffic and other impacts their neighborhoods would feel from the rink. Once it was learned the residents hadn't been consulted beforehand, Bosse and Brucker planned to hold a town hall meeting last Thursday to consult with residents on some of their concerns. Earlier that day however, the liaisons spoke with representatives from the Annenberg, as well as from the Beverly Hills Fire Department, who both gave the City the go-ahead to put the rink on Crescent Dr. “This is the best news since we saved Santa Claus a couple of years ago,” Vice Mayor John Mirisch said.
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and III” route with sharrows. “Class II” means the route has a separate lane for bikes between regular vehicle lanes and parked cars. “Class III” designates one bike route shared between bicyclists and vehicles with sharrows. Councilwoman Lili Bosse, who rides her bike through the city three to four times a week, said the bike lanes are “long overdue”. “I’m thrilled... We had been talking about making our city a better bike friendly community for so long,” Bosse told The Courier.
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Councilmembers Barry Brucker and Julian Gold, M.D., refused to join or support the Beverly Hills Unified School District in its efforts to restore the subway route to Wilshire and Santa Monica as Metro promised the City starting in 2006. Succumbing to massive pressure inside the City, Brien and the others finally joined reform Vice Mayor John Mirisch and Councilmember Lili Bosse to authorize a lawsuit against Metro. However, sources tell The Courier that the effort has been weak, late and half-hearted. Brien is the Executive ViceChairman of the Department of Surgery at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Gold is the co-chair of the department of Anesthesiology of Cedars, as well. The renowned medical center is well known as an advocate for the Metro project. Metro’s own blog, The Source, covered the groundbreaking event and called Brien “the most eyebrow-raising speaker of the day.” “Beverly Hills Mayor Willie Brien… lauded the subway as a necessary project that will help mobility in the region,” Gayle Anderson wrote. “Brien did not address the lawsuits filed by the city of Beverly
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“We were under immpression if everything was going smoothly..[and his] probation would be terminated this month,” he said. “People are typically put on probation because they need supervision and the court needs assurance they're continuing to do things they need to be doing..those things don't apply to Dr. hubbard.” Former BHUSD Director of
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Chartwells had been criticized for decreasing quality in an effort to remain profitable. In addition to the Choicelunch meal package, high schoolers will be served by a variety of food vendors, including Fresh Brothers, Jersey Mikes, Nagila Pizza, Emuna Foods, Subway, Pick Up Stix and El Pollo Loco.
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our entirely reasonable suggestions on this blog that goes out in the ether but fails to penetrate Murphy Hall.” While the Association has taken no official position on the issue, UCLA Professor Emeritus Dan Mitchell, who authored the post, said UCLA has a tendency to blunder into situations which could be
the Beverly Hills City Metro hearing was downright insulting to our City and all our residents who have issues with Metro and its inability to listen. I am at a loss to explain Mayor Brien’s support for Metro other than to speculate that there may be some individuals for whom party loyalty trumps all else.” “Considering Metro’s lack of transparency, disdain for local control, and lack of respect for civil rights and social justice, our mayor seems to be saying that regional special interests and party loyalty are more important than our schools and our own City’s well-being,” Mirisch added. “I’m proud to stand by our schools, as well as groups fighting for transparency, civil rights and social justice such as the Bus Riders’ Union, the Crenshaw Subway Coalition and the Congress of Racial Equality.” City Council Candidate and current Planning Commission Vice Chair Brian Rosenstein said he is opposed to Metro’s plan to tunnel underneath Beverly Hills High School and that Brien’s appearance at the ceremony gives Metro the wrong idea. “While our community has always supported the subway in general, we have been very clear in our opposition to Metro’s current plan to tunnel
under our high school,” Rosenstein said. “I do not believe that participating in the groundbreaking ceremony sends the message to Metro that our community is emphatically opposed to their current plan. Former Mayor Nancy Krasne, who has pulled papers to run again for council, said that as a former mayor, she couldn’t imagine representing Beverly Hills and sitting sideby-side with Villaraigosa at a Metro press conference. She said Metro’s desire to tunnel under Beverly Hills High is “totally unacceptable”. “With the climate the way it is, and with the bait and switch that Metro has pulled, there is no way I would sit next to Villaraigosa as he puts our school children in harms way,” Krasne told The Courier. “The School Board and City Council should be speaking as one voice. Anything that would undermine that combined voice is not acceptable.” School board president Brian Goldberg denounced the appearance, saying, “Anytime an elected official from Beverly Hills is seen speaking on behalf of this project, it gives the impression to MTA and others that our community is divided regarding the issue of a subway underneath instructional buildings at Beverly Hills High School.”
“I’m disappointed that the mayor didn’t use that public opportunity to remind the MTA board and the broader Los Angeles community about our concerns regarding safety and tunneling underneath Beverly Hills High School. My contention from the beginning of this has been that we have to present a united front and make it as difficult as possible for Metro to tunnel underneath the high school.” “The only way for us to do that is if we’re working in close collaboration with our partners at City Hall and this was not a collaborative effort. Publically praising a plan that is designed to disrupt the educational process of our students in Beverly Hills is not helpful and is contradictory to all of the public comments that the elected officials in Beverly Hills have made.” Brien is expected to run for reelection to the Beverly Hills city council in March.
“Beverly Drive is busy [with students] after 2:30 p.m., so we tried to bring Beverly Drive vendors to Beverly Hills High School,” said Mary Anne Mcabe, the district’s Executive Director of Budget & Food Services. Chief Administrative Officer Dawnalyn MurakawaLeopard said the total costwill range between $300,000 to $400,000.
structed to present the actual measure for board approval on Nov. 27. The tax would require a 2/3s vote for approval. Approximately 65 percent of the City’s parcels would be subject to the tax. “This is the only guarantee that this board has right now,” Margo said. “It’s sort of a nobrainer.” Korbatov disagreed. She said the district’s best bet would be to ramp up its fundraising efforts and cautioned her colleagues that supporting a property tax increase in the wake of the district’s “rainbow of problems” could prove an uphill battle. “We’re burdening this community with taxes,” she said. “I’d like to pick struggles that we might succeed in. I just don’t think it’s the right time.” Beverly Hills voters will also likely be asked to accelerate bond sales for the $334
million Measure E bond passed in 2008 to save over $1 billion at a later date. On Wednesday, the district’s Finance Committee said it supported a parcel tax but emphasized that in order to succeed, the measure needed to be messaged to the community in a cohesive manner that underscored the City’s need to have successful public schools. “I assume there’s no slam dunk that you’re going to get two-thirds vote for 500 bucks,” committee member Terry White said. “At some point we all have to come to grips with our resources. But to continue to wish for things we don’t have, it’s just not sound management.” The “elephant in the room” is the California Supreme Court decision of Serrano v. Priest in 1968. The Court struck down local taxation to support local schools, ruling that pubic K-12 education is a state responsibility and that each child in California
constitutionally is entitled to the same amount of money. The constitutionality of parcel taxes, which are now imposed in Manhattan Beach, Palo Alto and elsewhere, has never been tested. If the parcel tax is passed but then the Court demands equal money across district lines, Beverly Hills would have its state funding reduced by the amount of the parcel tax. This issue was not brought out at the meeting. Goldberg said a parcel tax, in concert with short-term employee concessions, a fiscally disciplined board, and raising funds on an annual basis, is an essential to securing the district’s financial stability and getting off the state’s dime. “One of the ironies of school funding is that we’re required to project the budget three years out, even though we never know month to month what [Sacramento] is going to do,” Chief Administrative Officer Dawnalyn Murakawa-Leopard said.
avoided with a bit of common sense. “We do think that UCLA could have handled this matter much better, however, simply by sitting down with groups interested in the garden who are now suing,” he told The Courier. “We think that the university by going about it the way it did created the grounds for litigation that could have been foreseen.” The post comes on the
heels of UCLA’s latest setback in its attempt to sell the 1.5acre garden when on Oct. 26 L.A. Superior Court Judge Lisa Hart Cole denied the university’s motion to postpone current litigation until its appeal to a preliminary injunction preventing them from selling the garden could be heard in the Court of Appeals. On Jul. 27 Cole issued a preliminary injunction enjoying the UC Regents from selling
the garden pending a definitive ruling on the lawsuit filed by the heirs of Hannah Carter to permanently halt the Regents from selling the parcel they contractually agreed to “maintain in perpetuity” in 1982. The trial is scheduled for May and the Court of Appeals is unlikely to hear the University’s appeal before August 2013. Cole has repeatedly said the university behaved in a “duplicitous” manner by failing
to notify Hannah Carter’s heirs in 2010 when the Regents petitioned the Attorney General in Alameda County Superior Court to sell the Garden. The garden and adjacent residence were willed to the University by former UC Regent Edward Carter in 1964 and had been listed for sale by Coldwell Banker for a total of $14.7 million.
Hills and the Beverly Hills Unified School District against Metro over the Subway’s environmental studies and news media on hand declined to ask Brien or any public officials any questions.” The Courier telephoned Mayor Brien today about his appearance at the Metro event. He appeared to hang up as soon as The Courier’s reporter identified himself. The Courier’s next call to Mayor Brien’s cell phone went to his voicemail. Calls to City Spokesperson Therese Kosterman were not returned. Beverly Hills Vice Mayor John Mirisch, who has stood side-by-side with the Board of Education against Metro, said Brien’s appearance feels like a “slap in the face” to the school district and the City. “While we can all agree that sensible mass transit is important for the region, I find it odd that Mayor Brien would choose to stand by Mayor Villaraigosa at one of Metro’s selfcongratulatory publicity stunts. It feels like a slap in the face of our School District — and even of the City itself, considering the ongoing litigation with Metro,” Mirisch told The Courier. “Mayor Villaraigosa has been arrogant and dismissive of our School District and City’s concerns and his behavior at Planning and Facilities Karen Christiansen was also recently in court where Judge Marcus lowered her bail from $400,000 to $300,000 as she entered into the second year of her case and needed to pay her bondsman an additional premium. Christiansen was found guilty of four felony conflict of interest charges in January and sentenced to serve four months, four years in jail and pay $3.5 million in fees and restitution.
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Visit www.bhcourier.com later Friday afternoon for video of Mayor Willie Brien on stage with L.A Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and other Metro dignitaries at the Metro Westside Subway Extension groundbreaking event.
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ARTS & E N T E RTATheatre I N40M ENT KCET Awards, Program To Premiere Honor ‘Local Heroes’
Hatcher’s Mrs. Mannerly
KCET, in collaboration with Union Bank, culminated a year-long tribute to diversity last month with the Local Heroes Awards Cultural Diversity Celebration in Club Nokia at L.A. Live. With more than 500 in attendance, the event honored 13 individuals, including B.H. residents. The celebration will air at 8 p.m., Monday, Nov. 19 on KCET. Recognized with awards were: • Roslyn and Abner D. Goldstine, community volunteers with Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles, and; • Annette Shapiro, board president, Beit T’Shuvah. Hosted by KCET’s Val Zavala and Roy Firestone, the two-hour program features entertainment by the Gay Men’s Chorus of L.A., Jazz in Pink, pianist Ray Ushikubo of The Colburn Academy, and poet Gabriela Garcia Medina. • KCET has also begun airing The History Of Science, a series that unveils breakthrough ideas which emerged to make the modern world, at 8 p.m. Tuesdays. • In the Nov. 20 episode, What Is The World Made Of? host Michael Mosley, a medical journalist, demonstrates how society is built on people’s search to find the answer to what makes up everything in the material world. • In How Did We Get Here? airing Nov. 27, Mosley tells the story of how scientists came to explain the diversity of life on earth, and reveals how its evolution is connected to the long and violent history of the planet.
Theatre 40’s current production is the West Coast premiere of Jeffrey Hatcher’s comedy Mrs. Mannerly, playing through-Dec. 15. In this memoir of his childhood, Hatcher records how at 10 he was sent to an etiquette class after exhibiting inappropriate behavior on a sober occasion and encounters the mysterious comportment teacher Mrs. Mannerly. Hatcher’s comedy, filled with insight and hilarity, is directed by Robert Mackenzie with Nan Tepper as Mrs. Mannerly. Popular voice-over actor Richard Horvitz plays all the other characters. This is the third Hatcher play produced by Theatre 40. Mrs. Mannerly will run in repertory with The Last Romance. Performance dates and times are: • Thursdays at 8 p.m., Nov. 29 and Dec. 6 and 13. • Fridays at 7 p.m., tonight, and 8 p.m., Nov. 30, Dec. 7 and 14. • Saturdays at 8 p.m., Nov. 17 and Dec. 8 and 15. • Sunday at 2 p.m., Dec. 9. • Monday at 8 p.m., Nov. 19. • Tuesday at 8 p.m., Nov. 27. • Wednesday at 8 p.m., Nov. 28. Tickets are $24 weekdays, $26 weekends. For reservations, call 310-364-0535. Online tickets are available at www.theatre40.org. Performances are at Theatre 40’s Reuben Cordova Theatre, 241 S. Moreno Dr. on the BHHS campus. There is free parking beneath the theatre.
“The Black Pearl,’’ constructed over the hull of an oil-rig service vessel, is known for its role in the Pirates Of The Caribbean franchise.
‘Black Pearl’ On Its Way To St. Thomas Fort Lauderdale-based Yacht Path Marine Group has been awarded the contract to transport the 270-ton, 140foot custom-build pirate ship “The Black Pearl” from Barbers Point, Hawaii to St. Thomas, USVI. The replica pirate ship is most famously known for its role in Disney’s blockbuster Pirates Of The Caribbean franchise. The reproduction tall ship set is constructed over the hull of another vessel, the “Sunset,” which was once used to service the oil fields in the Gulf of Mexico. Oil-rig service vessels are typically about 110 feet long. “We are honored to have been awarded this contract,” said Dennis
Cummings, principal and managing director of Yacht Path. “We are one of the few companies in the world with the experience and knowledge to safely perform such a complex transport project.” “We performed the loading of ‘Black Pearl’ utilizing both ship’s cranes in a lift most commonly known as a “tandem lift,” said Oliver Edwards, head Loadmaster for this project. The entire operational process – loading, blocking, cradling, welding and sea-fastening took approximately six hours from start to finish. The M/V “BBC Pearl” departed Barbers Point, Hawaii on Nov, 12 for a three-week voyage to St. Thomas.
Happenings.... Pianist To Join AYS For Tchaikovsky Concerto Russian-American pianist Natasha Paremski will perform Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in the second free concert of the pre-professional American Youth Symphony’s (AYS) season at 6 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 18 at UCLA’s Royce Hall, 340 Royce Dr. Conducted by AYS Music Director Alexander Treger and Assistant Conductor Radu Paponiu, the program includes Barber’s Overture To The School For Scandal and Bernstein’s Symphonic Dances from West Side Story. Concert attendees will be able to buy $10 raffle tickets to win a MacBook Air. All proceeds benefit the AYS. While the concert is free, reservations are required. Visit www.aysymphony.org or call 310-470-2332 for reserva-
tions and information.
L.A. Theatre Works To Air Blue/Orange Drama L.A. Theatre Works’ Radio Theatre Series will air Joe Penhall’s Blue/Orange, directed by Brendon Fox and featuring Teagle F. Bougere, Daniel Davis and Matt Letscher from 8-10 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 18 on KPFK 90.7 FM, and also on demand at www.latw.org. In the play, two psychiatrists—one inexperienced, the other his well-established mentor—battle over the diagnosis and treatment of Chris, a young black man who claims to be the son of African dictator Idi Amin. The broadcast includes a conversation about schizophrenia with UCLA’s Dr. Carrie Bearden. More Happenings and Jerry Cutler On Film at www.bhcourier.com.
HOW DO YOU FEEL? For The First Time, CHLA Researchers Grow
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Tissue-Engineered Human Large Intestine Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) scientists, led by principal investigator Tracy Grikscheit, M.D., have for the first time grown tissue-engineered human large intestine. The effort is part of ongoing projects in Grikscheit’s laboratory to help babies born with congenital problems of the intestine or who have part of the intestine removed soon after birth because of complications of prematurity. The human tissue-engineered colon includes all the required specialized cell types found in the human large intestine. The research team grew the large intestine from specific groups of cells, called organoid units that were derived from intestinal tissue normally discarded after surgery. The organoid units grew on a biodegradable scaffold. After four weeks, the colon contained the differentiated cell types necessary in the functioning colon, and included other key components such as smooth muscle, ganglion cells and components of the stem-cell niche. Identification of a human-specific
protein confirmed that the tissue-engineered large intestine grew from human cells. This proof-of-concept experiment is an important step in transitioning tissueengineered colon to human therapy. “ D r . Grikscheit has Dr. Tracy Grikscheit made progress toward improving the health and quality of life for children with colon resection. This study is proof of concept that a patient’s own resected tissue may someday be used to create tissue-engineered colon that would avoid immune-rejection complications,” said Brent Polk, M.D., director CHLA’s Saban Research Institute.
LA BioMed Celebrates Medical Achievements At Gala The Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center (LA BioMed) will celebrate six decades of progress in turning innovative science into life-saving medicine for patients in need at its Gift of Tomorrow Gala, Thursday, Dec. 6, at The Beverly Wilshire Hotel The evening will honor three champions of LA BioMed whose contributions have helped fuel discoveries that hold promise for patients worldwide: • H. Frederick Christie, former SCE president, chairman emeritus of the L.A .County Museum of Natural History, and longtime friend of LA BioMed. • The Susan Scott Foundation, a major LA BioMed supporter and donor to causes ranging from advanced pediatric
care to services for veterans. • The Ryan Foundation, whose generous support enabled former LA BioMed investigator Emil Kakkis, M.D., to develop the first-ever treatment for mucopolysaccharidosis I (MPS I), a deadly genetic disorder that affects children Proceeds from the event will support LA BioMed’s fight against health threats, including antibiotic-resistant infectious diseases, chronic kidney disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, metastatic melanoma, HIV/AIDS transmission, depression, pulmonary hypertension, and many other life-threatening conditions. Gala tickets are $500. For more information, call Lisa Bosnich, 310-222-4240.
The lawsuit alleges that FTA did not sufficiently examine how the vibration and noise caused from the tunnel would impact both the educational and community uses of the campus. The tunnel under the high school will run between 50 and 70 feet underground, but at some place may be as close as 35 feet to the foundations of the main instructional building. According to Metro, the tunnels are generally 50- 70 feet deep though in some areas extend to depths of greater than 100 feet. This could cause damage to the historic buildings on campus and the educational environment of the school. The complaint alleges in part, “FTA violated NEPA by failing to independently evaluate the environmental impacts analysis conducted by Metro in connection with the FEIS for the Project – analysis which was based on faulty and incomplete information . . . This tunneling will affect the character of the campus, impair current school operations, and render impossible Plaintiff’s long-standing, previously approved plans to expand the High School . . . A subway tunnel under the Campus jeopardizes the current school uses and the planned future uses. In the short, mid and long term, Plaintiff’s ability to serve the community will be thwarted by a subway tunnel under the property.”
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Impact Statement (EIR/EIS) with station location at Constellation Boulevard and Avenue of the Stars in Century City and a tunnel underneath Beverly Hills High School. The FTA released their Record of Decision, approving the EIS/EIR as Metro submitted it, in August. The court action names the FTA, FTA Administrator Peter Rogoff, FTA Regional Administrator Leslie Rogers and Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood as defendants. The District asserts that the EIS violates the law. The suit seeks to force the FTA to consider options for the Century City station other than the one that requires tunneling under the BHHS. The lawsuit alleges the FTA failed when it relied solely on the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s (Metro) conclusions. The District has demonstrated multiple instances of inaccuracies and unsupported conclusions in Metro’s work. Federal law allows the FTA to consider work done by a local agency, such as Metro, but also requires a federal agency to conduct its own analysis. Under the Transportation Act of 1966, Beverly Hills High School qualifies as a protected property. That means the FTA must determine whether the tunnel will negatively impact the campus, which the EIR/EIS said it would not.
NEW HOSPITAL IN HAITI—At the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new University Hospital of Mirebalais, just north of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, are (from left): Dr. Henri Ford, Childen’s Hospital Los Angeles chief of surgery and vice dean of medical education at USC’s Keck School of Medicine; Bellyta Exume, chief of protocol at the Haiti Ministry of Health; Dr Roger R. Jean-Charles, professor at the university medical school; Dr. David Walton of Partners in Health (PIH); and Dr. Paul Farmer, PIH co-founder. The University Hospital is a collaboration between the Haitian government and Partners In Health (PIH).
CHLA’s Ford Helps Open Haitian Hospital Dr. Henri Ford, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles’ chief of surgery, returned from Haiti last week where he took part in the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new $17 million University Hospital of Mirebalais, just north of Port-au-Prince. But his presence was far more than ceremonial, Ford has played a key role in the creation and development of the badly needed medical center. For the new University Hospital, Ford consulted on resource allocation and development of the trauma care and surgery practices. Ford, also the vice dean of medical education at USC’s Keck School of medicine at USC, has been tapped by the hospital and the leadership to recruit its board of directors, develop standards of surgical care (Ford was just elected to the
Board of Regents to the American College of Surgeons and develop a medical education training program, in particular for pediatric medicine and critical care of children and adults. There is a critical need for pediatric care in Haiti. He says in this country of 10 million, with 50 percent of the population under the age of 15, there are just two pediatric surgeons, and they aren’t even well-trained by American medical standards. “We want to set a course of excellence, reminiscent of a great hospital in the U.S.,” he says. ”And we hope to replicate this elsewhere in the country. We need one great academic health center and we have to make sure it succeeds.” Read the full story at www.bhcourier.com.
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Vice Mayor John Mirisch Talks About His Run For Re-Election Beverly Hills Courier: What did it mean to you to have Lili Bosse with you lending support as you pulled your campaign papers? John Mirisch: It meant the world to me because Lili is one of the most caring, Community-minded people I've ever met. I think we've been a mutual source of support for each other and I was so honored that she was the first person to sign my papers. We understand that the way business is done at city hall needs to change. Lili is willing to stand up and fight for the residents and make those changes, as am I, but we're unfortunately very often outvoted. BHC: Has pushing reform in city hall been more of a struggle than you originally thought it would be? JM: It's difficult; there are
tremendous entrenched interests. Within any institution of this size, there's an inertia toward the status quo. The system is set up to protect itself and perpetuate itself. It's a source of frustration not to have gotten the necessary leadership at the council level to make these reforms. BHC: What are you most proud of from your first term on the City Council? JM: The fact that we created a Cultural Heritage Commission is one major source of satisfaction. It will help preserve and honor our city's history and architecture. I got quite a bit of push back on that, but it's something that was sorely needed. That's a lasting legacy for our City. We've also made incremental progress when it comes to unsustainable pensions and bene-
fits for city employees, which is absolutely necessary for the city to achieve long-term financial stability. Not only have I worked towards meaningful pension reform with the employee relations policy committee of the League of California Cities, but I also have made it clear to the council that we absolutely needed to reverse the trend of 40 years of the piling of a goodie bag of benefits and entitlements, most of which are not available in the private sector. Things have gotten out of whack. BHC: You've been beside the school board and residents in their fight against Metro. Why has that been so important to you? JM: We need to stand by our schools and protect their ability to serve future generations of our kids. It's not only
an existential question for them but also one which deals with the principles of good government and local control. Metro has blown off our School District and City -- not to mention numerous other communities it is supposed to serve. The more we have dealt with Metro, the more we see how the organization and process is deeply flawed. I'm the only candidate running thus far who actually has a child in our schools. My son is a third-generation BHUSD student who just entered kindergarten. He has another 12 years to go. This is personal. I feel I was elected to represent and protect our community, our kids and our City. BHC: You've consistently voted against utility rate increases and tax hikes. Can residents expect you to continue that stance?
JM: Yes. That's part of demanding that we provide the residents with great value for money. It seems government at all levels keeps treating residents and businesses like ATM's. There's still so much wasteful spending going on. If we deal with that, we'd have plenty of money to do many of the things we'd like to do for our city and our residents without jacking up rates or raising the already substantial tax burden. I'm not someone who dogmatically says "Don't ever raise rates or taxes, no way, no how," but if we're going to be asking the residents for more money, there needs to be a darn good reason for it and we need to demonstrate that we are providing the very best value for the tax dollars we already have been entrusted with.
Brian Rosenstein Discusses His First Run For City Council Beverly Hills Courier: How specifically has your commissions experience helped prepare you for this? Brian Rosenstein: My experience as a commissioner has given me invaluable experience that will help be a knowledgeable, well prepared, sensitive and sensible councilmember. Working with residents closely on the Traffic & Parking Commission was an amazing experience that really helped me understand the concerns of the residents and the unique issues that effect our different neighborhoods. The Planning Commission is by far the best experience in preparation for City Council. The Planning Commission is a lot of hard work, but so rewarding in that we really get to make a difference and help shape the future landscape of our community BHC: What is the biggest
concern(s) you hear from residents when you are speaking with them? BR: As I’ve been walking door to door and doing coffees, the biggest concern I hear is about traffic, public safety and our schools. I have some ideas of how to reduce flow through traffic in our residential neighborhoods. One simple one is just by putting up signs on Carmelita and Charleville that say “No thru traffic 7-9 a.m. and 5-7 p.m.” With just a little enforcement, I bet those signs, which are cheap to make, will help deter commuters and reduce flow through traffic in our residential neighborhoods. I think we need to ensure that our public safety remains the best and it is a priority to me to make sure that they always have the resources they need. I also want bring our school resources officers and DARE program back
for our schools as soon as possible. BHC: What are the three biggest issues facing the City. How do you plan to approach those? BR:The three biggest issues facing the City currently are our local economy and reinvigorating our business community, making sure we our fiscally responsible with our taxpayer dollars and the Subway. As a member of the Chamber of Commerce’s Economic Development Council and the City Council Small Business Task Force, I have developed a keen understanding of local economy and business community and what needs to be done to fill our empty storefronts and help our city have a thriving economy once again. In regard to fiscal responsibility, I feel strongly that as our economy improves and our revenues improve, we must be
careful cognizant of our expenses and be prudent and prioritize based on the needs of residential and business community. In regard to the Subway, I have always been and continue to be opposed to Metro tunneling under the High School. As a ouncilmember, I plan to support the School Board and the Council in their fight to find an alternative to tunneling under BHHS. BHC: Council votes these days are often 3-2... how big a problem is this and how do you hope to change that dynamic if elected? BR: I feel our City Council needs an independent voice that can be a consensus builder. I feel strongly that not only can I help bridge the divide that exists on the City Council but also the divide that exists between the City Council and our School Board. BHC: What is your take on
City employee pensions? City Treasurer Eliot Finkel has designated this as one of the biggest financial problems the City will have to face in the coming years. I agree with Treasurer Finkel. I believe that pensions are an important issue that needs to be addressed in the City. But I also believe that this can be done in a fair and even handed way through collective bargaining and working together with our different organizations toward a common goal that is the long-term financially security of the City. This will benefit both the employees and our residents by avoiding future cuts to services and furloughs. I believe there should be a clear target or goal that City wants to get to when approaching these negotiations and then work together with the unions and associations toward that target or goal.
Former Mayor Nancy Krasne On Her Run For Re-Election Beverly Hills Courier: What is your take on how the City has been run since you last were on the City Council? Nancy Krasne: The last two years have seen a City Council that has consistently shown a lack of leadership from our City Council majority. The issues are pressing and there has been silence, passivity and lack of representation on behalf of the residents. It’s confusing for the residents, business people and also disheartening. The elected officials all made promises when then ran and lost their voices when they got into office. We need a Council interested in finding solutions through leadership and transparency with no hidden agendas. We can do better than we have, the stakes are high. BHC: What is the biggest problem you see with the current City Council? NK: This Council majority
shows a lack of courage, transparency, and accountability on behalf of the people who put them in public office. Our City Council majority has been at odds with our School Board and only when we have one voice, can we prevail. I proudly stood shoulder to shoulder with the School Board against the Metro plans to tunnel under our only high school. Fees and water rates have risen excessively. Residents are angry and confused. Courage, transparency, and accountability are the attributes of what is needed in responsible elected officials. The crisis before us is a definite Lack Of Leadership. BHC: What are the three biggest issues facing the City? And how would you deal with them? NK: Lack of Leadership, Fiscal Integrity and Transparency. We need a council that is in harmony with the residents,
not themselves. We need a thinking Council that will listen to the residents, evaluate the staff reports and make informed, honest decisions. Whether it is about our pension plan, Roxbury Park or outrageous fees, we need to have transparency in what is going on at City Hall. The residents deserve elected officials to lead honestly, representing the residents’ interests not that of any elected official. Without a line item budget it is unclear where the money is going. The City put in new meters and now look at the Water rates. We have a City Budget that is unsustainable. Strong leadership will help ensure a clear direction. Let’s look at our Schools and Metro. Our City Council majority was 100% silent until residents blanketed our town with lawn signs in outrage. There is no margin for error in this situation. Only when our
City Council and the School Board speak in one voice can we prevail. I remain steadfast in supporting our JPA funding in order to deliver the best education possible to our students. BHC: How would you use your position as a city councilmember to help the schools and residents fight Metro's attempts to tunnel under Beverly Hills High School? NK: My motto is one voice and together we can prevail. As a Councilmember I would use my voice to represent the city and school district. We cannot let the Metro think of us as divided and weak. I was in a unique position, as a councilmember when this started. I pleaded with the council to hire an attorney in coordination with the school board, so that we could speak as one voice. The Council felt that since we had no ligation pend-
ing, we didn’t need an attorney. I don’t hire attorneys to get into a law suit, but to stay out of litigation. The Metro must run under a right-of-way (City streets) as originally promised, not under our schools or homes. BHC: Do you believe the City staff is as transparent as they can be with the residents? Or can they improve in that area? NK: No, there is a great deal of room for improvement by demanding our City Manager and staff to be transparent. All staff should serve at the discretion of a strong and transparent City Council. Unfortunately, not all staff has been transparent with the residents or the Council. It took the Beverly Hills Courier to get the list of salaries that I had requested for 4 years and publish them before anyone was able to actually see the salaries.
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SPENCER JON HELFEN FINE ARTS 9200 W. Olympic Blvd. #200, Beverly Hills, CA 90212; Spencer Helfen 9200 W. Olympic Blvd. #200, Beverly Hills, CA 90212; The business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL, registrant(s) has begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein June 23, 2003: Spencer Helfen: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: October 17, 2012; Published: October 26, November 02, 09, 16, 2012 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2012206970 The following is/are doing business as: 1) LOVE4RESTAURANTS 2) 777RESTAURANTS 3) LOVE4RESTAURANTS.COM 4) 777RESTAURANTS.COM 468 N. Camden Dr. #200, Beverly Hills, CA 90210; Ronit Mory 7016 Whitaker Ave., Van Nuys, CA 91406; The business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL, registrant(s) has NOT begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein: Ronit Mory: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: October 17, 2012; Published: October 26, November 02, 09, 16, 2012 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2012206983 The following is/are doing business as: COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE PARTNERS 1716 Chevy Chase Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210; David Lewin 1716 Chevy Chase Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210; The business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL, registrant(s) has begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein 1992: David Lewin: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: October 17, 2012; Published: October 26, November 02, 09, 16, 2012 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2012206995 The following is/are doing business as: M.C. STUDIOS 16200 Hawthorne Blvd. #A, Lawndale, CA 90260; Jamie DeAngelis 3727 Robertson Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232; The business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL, registrant(s) has NOT begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein: Jamie DeAngelis: Statement is filed with the County
of Los Angeles: October 17, 2012; Published: October 26, November 02, 09, 16, 2012 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2012206996 The following is/are doing business as: M.C. STUDIOS 15205 Grevillea Ave., Lawndale, CA 90260; Jamie DeAngelis 3727 Robertson Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232; The business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL, registrant(s) has NOT begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein: Jamie DeAngelis: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: October 17, 2012; Published: October 26, November 02, 09, 16, 2012 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2012207009 The following is/are doing business as: BRIGHTSCALE RESEARCH 4279 Sawtelle Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90066; Kiran Shankar Hazra 4279 Sawtelle Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90066; Gil Travish 12405 Venice Blvd. #328, Los Angeles, CA 90066; The business is conducted by: A GENERAL PARTNERSHIP, registrant(s) has begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein October 05, 2012: Kiran Shankar Hazra: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: October 17, 2012; Published: October 26, November 02, 09, 16, 2012 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2012207013 The following is/are doing business as: CP-1 PROPERTIES 12405 Venice Blvd. #328, Los Angeles, CA 90066; Gil Travish 12405 Venice Blvd. #328, Los Angeles, CA 90066; Mara Simmons 12405 Venice Blvd. #328, Los Angeles, CA 90066; The business is conducted by: HUSBAND AND WIFE, registrant(s) has begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein October 05, 2012: Gil Travish: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: October 17, 2012; Published: October 26, November 02, 09, 16, 2012 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2012207033 The following is/are doing business as:
GREELEY REAL ESTATE GROUP 1440 Veteran Ave. #342, Los Angeles, CA 90024; James Greeley 1440 Veteran Ave. #342, Los Angeles, CA 90024; The business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL, registrant(s) has NOT begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein: James Greeley: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: October 17, 2012; Published: October 26, November 02, 09, 16, 2012 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2012207070 The following is/are doing business as: ALL COUNTY REAL ESTATE 1260 S. Beverly Glen #106, Los Angeles, CA 90024; Gerald R. Perlstein 1260 S. Beverly Glen #106, Los Angeles, CA 90024; The business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL, registrant(s) has begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein 1985: Gerald R. Perlstein: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: October 17, 2012; Published: October 26, November 02, 09, 16, 2012 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2012207094 The following is/are doing business as: AGM PROPERTIES 670 Mission Blvd. #A, San Fernando, CA 91340; Bachoian Family Trust c/o-Gevik Bachoian, Trustee 13519 Emelita St., Van Nuys, CA 91401; Mehrdad Amin 670 Mission Blvd. #A, San Fernando, CA 91340; The business is conducted by: A LIMITED PARTNERSHIP, registrant(s) has begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein January 1995: Gevik Bachoian: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: October 17, 2012; Published: October 26, November 02, 09, 16, 2012 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2012207106 The following is/are doing business as: AMBA PROPERTIES 670 Mission Blvd. #A, San Fernando, CA 91340; Gevik Bachoian 13519 Emelita St., Van Nuys, CA 91401; Mehrdad Amin 670 Mission Blvd., San Fernando, CA 91340; The business is conducted by: A GENERAL PARTNERSHIP, registrant(s) has begun to
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79 John Maynard K e y n e s ’s a l m a mater
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125 What to wear
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3 Prizefighter in a Parisian novel?
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transact business under the name(s) listed herein January 1995: Gevik Bachoian: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: October 17, 2012; Published: October 26, November 02, 09, 16, 2012 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2012194983 The following is/are doing business as: RELATIONSHIPS INC 9107 Wilshire Blvd. #475, Beverly Hills, CA 90210; Lorraine Rose, PhD 425 W. Carlisle Rd., Thousand Oaks, CA 91361; The business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL, registrant(s) has begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein September 01, 2012: Lorraine Rose, PhD: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: September 28, 2012; Published: October 26, November 02, 09, 16, 2012 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2012195654 The following is/are doing business as: REFINED SIX 200 S. Barrington Ave. #492033, Los Angeles, CA 90049; Justin Safai 200 S. Barrington Ave. #492033, Los Angeles, CA 90049; The business is conducted by: AN UNINCORPORATED ASSOCIATION OTHER THAN A PARTNERSHIP, registrant(s) has begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein August 27, 2012: Justin Safai, Owner: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: October 01, 2012; Published: October 26, November 02, 09, 16, 2012 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2012205732 The following is/are doing business as: LOUISE HESELTINE PR 1910 Rodney Dr. #7, Los Angeles, CA 90027; Louise Heseltine 1910 Rodney Dr. #7, Los Angeles, CA 90027; The business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL, registrant(s) has NOT begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein: Louise Heseltine: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: October 16, 2012; Published: November 02, 09, 16, 23, 2012 LACC N/C ––––––
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Page 22 | November 16, 2012 NOTICE CALLING FOR BIDS BEVERLY HILLS UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT Bid Deadline: 10:00 a.m. on Monday, December 3, 2012 Place of Bid Receipt: 255 Lasky Dr. Beverly Hills, CA 90212 – Purchasing Department Project: Crossing Guard Service - BID #1213/002 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Beverly Hills Unified School District of Los Angeles County, California, acting by and through its Governing Board, hereinafter referred to as "DISTRICT," will receive up to, but not later than, the above-stated time, sealed bids for the award of a contract for the above Project. Those bids timely received shall be opened and publicly read aloud. Each bid must confirm and be responsive to the contract documents, copies of which are on file and may be obtained from the Purchasing Office at the above address after November 16, 2012. Contact Dianne Richard at email@example.com or 310-551-5100 ext.2249. Each bidder may obtain one set of bid documents. Bidders will be required to furnish the District with Bid Security equal to 10% of the total bid amount. Bid security can be provided in the form of either cash, cashier’s check, certified check or a bid bond from a California admitted surety insurer, made payable to the District. Bid security must accompany the bid. Each bidder will be required to furnish and maintain: Commercial General Liability Insurance, Workers’ Compensation Insurance, fingerprint clearance and background checks on all employees providing crossing guard service. No bidder may withdraw his bid for a period of Thirty (30) days after the date set for opening of bids. The District reserves the right to waive any irregularities, accept or reject any or all bids and to accept or reject any item thereon, and to contract in the best interest of the District. Publication Dates: 11/16/12 & 11/23/12 —————————— NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE TS No. 120020885 Doc ID #0001563120282005N Title Order No. 120034535 Investor/Insurer No. 156312028 APN No. 4333-029-035 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 01/30/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT
MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by BELLA SETTON, A SINGLE WOMAN, dated 01/30/2007 and recorded 2/6/2007, as Instrument No. 20070255262, in Book , Page , of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, will sell on 12/10/2012 at 11:00AM, By the fountain located at 400 Civic Center Plaza, Pomona, CA 91766 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 221 SOUTH GALE DRIVE #103, BEVERLY HILLS, CA, 90211. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $614,763.60. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier's checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ''AS IS'' condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. If required by the provisions of section 2923.5 of the California Civil Code, the declaration from the mortgagee, beneficiary or authorized agent is
P U B L I C N OT I C E S attached to the Notice of Trustee's Sale duly recorded with the appropriate County Recorder's Office. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on a property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder's office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 1800-281-8219 or visit this Internet Web site www.recontrustco.com, using the file number assigned to this case TS No. 12-0020885. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-91401-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By: Trustee's Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. A-4327278 11/16/2012, 11/23/2012, 11/30/2012 —————————— NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE File No. 7777.18539 Title Order No. 120232726 MIN No. 100034200002605180 APN 4340-023-060 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT
UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 09/01/05. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in §5102 to the Financial code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to satisfy the obligation secured by said Deed of Trust. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. Trustor(s): Kristi Kilday, a single woman Recorded: 09/06/05, as Instrument No. 05-2135989,of Official Records of Los Angeles County, California. Date of Sale: 12/06/12 at 1:00 PM Place of Sale: At the Pomona Valley Masonic Temple Building, located at 395 South Thomas Street,, Pomona, CA The purported property address is: 9005 CYNTHIA STREET NO. 205, WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA 90069 Assessors Parcel No. 4340-023-060 The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $449,585.03. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid, plus interest. The purchaser shall have no further recourse against the beneficiary, the Trustor or the trustee. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority and size of out-
standing liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 877-484-9942 or visit this Internet Web site www.USA-Foreclosure.com or www.Auction.com using the file number assigned to this case 7777.18539. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. Date: November 13, 2012 NORTHWEST TRUSTEE SERVICES, INC., as Trustee Melissa Myers, Authorized Signatory 1241 E. Dyer Road, Suite 250, Santa Ana, CA 92705 Sale Info website: www.USAForeclosure.com or w w w. Au c t i o n . c o m Automated Sales Line: 8 7 7 - 4 8 4 - 9 9 4 2 Reinstatement and PayOff Requests: 866-387NWTS THIS OFFICE IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY I N F O R M AT I O N OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE ORDER # 7 7 7 7 . 1 8 5 3 9 : 11/16/2012,11/23/2012, 11/30/2012 —————————— NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 9/19/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier's check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or sav-
ings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to a Deed of Trust described below. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Trustor: RICHARD JACOB IDGAR, A SINGLE MAN Duly Appointed Trustee: Law Offices of Les Zieve Deed of Trust recorded 9/30/2005 as Instrument No. 05 2362938 in book -, page -- of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, California, Date of Sale:11/30/2012 at 9:30 AM Place of Sale: By the fountain located at 400 Civic Center Plaza, Pomona, CA 91766 Estimated amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $498,977.65 Note: Because the Beneficiary reserves the right to bid less than the total debt owed, it is possible that at the time of the sale the opening bid may be less than the total debt owed.
in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder's office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call (714) 848-9272 or visit this Internet Web site www.elitepostandpub.co m, using the file number assigned to this case 1219267. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale.
Street Address or other common designation of real property: 8535 WEST KNOLL DRIVE NO. 118 WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA 90069 Described as follows: AS MORE FULLY Dated: 11/7/2012 DESCRIBED ON SAID Law Offices of Les Zieve, as Trustee DEED OF TRUST 18377 Beach Blvd., A.P.N #.: 4339-004-046 Suite 210 Beach, The undersigned Trustee Huntington disclaims any liability for California 92648 any incorrectness of the For Non-Automated Sale street address or other Information, call: (714) common designation, if 848-7920 any, shown above. If no For Sale Information: 848-9272 street address or other (714) common designation is www.elitepostandpub.com shown, directions to the O'Brien, location of the property Christine may be obtained by Trustee Sale Officer FIRM IS sending a written request THIS to the beneficiary within ATTEMPTING TO COL10 days of the date of LECT A DEBT AND ANY WE first publication of this INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE Notice of Sale. USED FOR THAT PURNOTICE TO POTENTIAL POSE. EPP 7919. 11/9, BIDDERS: If you are 11/16, 11/23/2012. considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved
BEVERLY HILLS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2012203588 The following is/are doing business as: 1) SANTA CLARITA LAUNDRY 2) SANTA CLARITA LAUNDRY CENTER 3) SANTA CLARITA EXPRESS LAUNDRY 19375 Soledad Canyon Rd., Santa Clarita, CA 91351; Santa Fe Lavanderia LLC 1068 Maybrook Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210; The business is conducted by: A LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY, registrant(s) has begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein January 06, 2007: Art Jaeger, Managing Member: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: October 11, 2012; Published: November 02, 09, 16, 23, 2012 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2012216942 The following is/are doing business as: 1) FILIPINO AMERICAN PRESS CLUB OF L.A. 2) FILIPINO AMERICAN PRESS CLUB 3) FILIPINO AMERICAN PRESS CLUB OF LOS ANGELES (FAPCLA) EST. 1978 4) L.A. FILIPINO AMERICAN PRESS CLUB 6739 Goodland Ave., North Hollywood, CA 91606; Cecile C. Ochoa 6739 Goodland Ave., North Hollywood, CA 91606; Myram Y. Aquitania 517-C N. Olive Ave., Alhambra, CA 91801; Lydia V. Solis 1759 Aspen Village, West Covina, CA 91791; Evelyn A. Portugal 4522 W. 154th St., Lawndale, CA 90260; The business is conducted by: A GENERAL PARTNERSHIP, registrant(s) has NOT begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein: Lydia V. Solis: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: October 31, 2012; Published: November 09, 16, 23, 30, 2012 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2012216996 The following is/are doing business as: D.A.N.A. INK 8324 Natalie Lane, West Hills, CA 91304; Denise Lewinstein 1269 Westholme Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90024; Nancy Schwartz 8324 Natalie Lane, West Hills, CA 91304; The business is conducted by: A GENERAL PARTNERSHIP, registrant(s) has NOT begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein: Denise Lewinstein: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: October 31, 2012; Published: November 09, 16, 23, 30, 2012 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2012217010 The following is/are doing business as: ASHLYN’D 1269 Westholme Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90024; Ashlee Lewinstein 9663 Santa Monica Blvd. #831, Beverly Hills, CA 90210; Victoria Kochamba 921 N. Gardner St., Los Angeles, CA 90046-65111; Denise Lewinstein 1269 Westholme Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90024; The business is conducted by: A GENERAL PARTNERSHIP, registrant(s) has begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein October 22, 2012: Denise Lewinstein: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: October 31, 2012; Published: November 09, 16, 23, 30, 2012 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2012217308 The following is/are doing business as: 1) MAMZ’ELLE MARGALETTE PARIS 2) MAMZ’ELLE MARGALETTE CLOTHING 10336 Wilshire Blvd. #603, Los Angeles, CA 90024; Stephanie Audoin 10336 Wilshire Blvd. #603, Los
P U B L I C N OT I C E S Angeles, CA 90024; The business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL, registrant(s) has NOT begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein: Stephanie Audoin: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: October 31, 2012; Published: November 09, 16, 23, 30, 2012 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2012217353 The following is/are doing business as: 1) MESLEE 2) MESLEE INSURANCE 3) MESLEE INSURANCE SERVICES 4) SOLOMON MESKIN INSURANCE 5) SOLOMON MESKIN & ASSOCIATES 611 Wilshire Blvd. #805, Los Angeles, CA 90017; Meslee Insurance Services Inc. 611 Wilshire Blvd. #805, Los Angeles, CA 90017; The business is conducted by: A CORPORATION, registrant(s) has NOT begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein: Solomon Meskin, President: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: October 31, 2012; Published: November 09, 16, 23, 30, 2012 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2012217401 The following is/are doing business as: MONIQUE RAD LAW GROUP 787 E. 15th St., Los Angeles, CA 90019; Monique Rad 1417 S. Burnside Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90019; The business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL, registrant(s) has begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein October 22, 2012: Monique Rad: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: October 31, 2012; Published: November 09, 16, 23, 30, 2012 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2012217408 The following is/are doing business as: MASSERIA COCASTOSTO 321 S. Beverly Dr. #M, Beverly Hills, CA 90212; Mea Argentieri 321 S. Beverly Dr. #M Beverly Hills, Ca 90212; The business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL, registrant(s) has NOT begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein: Mea Argentieri: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: October 31, 2012; Published: November 09, 16, 23, 30, 2012 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2012217422 The following is/are doing business as: UNIGLOBAL MEDIA GROUP 21625 Prairie St., Chatsworth, CA 91311-5833; Brad Butler 366 S. Crescent Heights Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90048; The business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL, registrant(s) has NOT begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein: Brad Butler: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: October 31, 2012; Published: November 09, 16, 23, 30, 2012 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2012217429 The following is/are doing business as: PROLIPHIC BEAUTY 8306 Wilshire Blvd. #645, Beverly Hills, CA 90211; Melissa R. Hibbert 8306 Wilshire Blvd. #645, Beverly Hills, CA 90211; The business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL, registrant(s) has NOT begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein: Melissa R. Hibbert: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: October 31, 2012; Published: November 09, 16, 23, 30, 2012 LACC N/C
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Title Order No: 1153905 Trustee Sale No.: 2012-1315 Reference No: 945 SNAPIR A.P.N.: 4335007-119 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A NOTICE OF A NOTICE OF DELINQUINT ASSESSMENT AND CLAIM OF LIEN. YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A NOTICE OF D E L I N Q U E N T ASSESSMENT DATED 4/3/2012. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. Notice is hereby given that on 11/30/2012 at 9:30 AM, S.B.S. Lien Services, As the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Notice of Delinquent Assessment, recorded on 4/12/2012, as Document No. 20120551497, Book , Page, , of Official Records in the Office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California, The original owner: AVRAHAM BEERY AND NATHAN P GOLDMAN The purported new owner: AVRAHAM BEERY AND NATHAN P GOLDMAN, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States, by cash, a cashier’s check drawn by a State or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by state or federal savings and loan association, savings
association, or a savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state.): BEHIND THE FOUNTAIN LOCATED IN CIVIC CENTER PLAZA, 400 CIVIC CENTER PLAZA, POMONA, CA. All right, title and interest under said Notice of D e l i n q u e n t Assessment in the property situated in said County, as more fully described on the above referenced assessment lien. The street address and other common designation, if any of the real property described above is purported to be: 340 N OAKHURST DRIVE #202, BEVERLY HILLS, CA 90210. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum due under said Notice of Delinquent Assessment, with interest thereon, as provided in said notice, advances, if any, estimated fees, charges, and expenses of the Trustee, to wit: $16,295.09 accrued interest and additional advances, if any, will increase this figure prior to sale. The claimant: 340 NORTH OAKHURST DRIVE ASSOCIATION under said Notice of D e l i n q u e n t Assessment heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale,
November 16, 2012 | Page 23 and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located and more than three months have elapsed since such recordation. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder's office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California
Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call FOR SALE INFORMATION, PLEASE CALL (855)986-9342, or visit this Internet Web site H Y P E R L I N K " h t t p : / / w w w. s u p e r i ordefault.com" www.superiordefault.c om using the file number assigned to this case 2012-1315 . Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. THE PROPERTY IS BEING SOLD SUBJECT TO THE NINETY DAY RIGHT OF REDEMPTION CONTAINED IN CIVIL CODE SECTION 1367.4(c)(4). PLEASE NOTE THAT WE ARE A DEBT COLLECTOR AND ARE ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION WE OBTAIN WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Date: 10/30/2012. S.B.S LIEN SERVICES, 31194 La Baya Drive, Suite 106, Westlake Village, California, 91362. By: Annissa Young, Trustee Sale Officer (11/09/12, 11/16/12, 11/23/12, SDI-1654
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• REDUCED • $1,049,000 $1,250,000
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Unobstructed East Views Best South Tower Location No Assessment
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GUESTHOUSE FOR RENT
laundry, On-site parking. Close to transportation.
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KELEMEN • 424/744-6342 • SANTA MONICA — ————–––– G U E S T H O U S E / A P T **CENTUR Y CITY** REAL ESTATE 427 Montana Ave. BEVERLY HILLS 1 Bedroom310/312-9871 2220 S. Beverly Glen (310) 966-0900 S t o r a g e Single Occupant Shopping & Dining in 218 S. Tower Dr. • • • S i n g l e •• • • all listings are on A H o m e A w a y Brentwood Village • 1 Bd. + 1 Ba. Space • ————— From Home, –––– • • •
California Dreaming ®
B R E N T W O O D SANTA MONICA
Penthouse Ocean & City Views Renovated Kit/Bath South Tower Quiet Corner Locationn
2 BED/DEN/2 BATHS $799,000
2 Large Balconies. 270 Degree Unobstructed Views. Totally Renovated. Huge Spa Oversized Master Bedroom Travertine Tile Floors Prime CPE Location
1 BED/2 BATHS $1,100,000
Penthouse, One of a Kind Sky Lounge Den, 2 Jumbo Balconies, Walk-In Closet Hardwood Floors, 270 Degree Unobstructed City & Ocean Views
Av a i l a b l e for Rent. Close to Beach .
415 ROOM FOR RENT
BEVERLY HILLS South Wetherly Dr.
Master Suite for RENT
W/ PRIVATE FULL BATH.
Old World Charm !
Just Bring a Toothbrush •• L o t s o f •• •Character & Charm !• Bright, intercom entry, Completely fridge, stove, laundry fac. F u r n i s h e d T u r n k e y Alcove fireplace, fridge, CLOSE TO RESTAURANTS ~ Lower ~ laundry facility, gated & SHOPPING . Benedict Canyon parking, intercom 310/531-3992 Private with patio in entry and more. woodsy setting. Designer • 310/552-8064 •
425 HOUSES FOR RENT
done, hrwd. flrs., built-ins, Rooftop jacuzzi with M I D - W I L S H I R E 2 tv’s, cable, DSL, spa panoramic city views. 340 S. St. Andrews Pl. tub, washer/dryer. Spacious $2,550 • Short-Term Avail. • WESTWOOD • 2 Bdrm + 2 Bath Call: 310/271-5971 10933 Rochester Ave. • • • • • Owner • Realtor Spacious J r. E x e c u t i v e
440 UNFURNISHED APT’S/CONDO’S
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Spacious, balcony, a/c, fireplace, pool, controlled access, laundry fac., prkg.
apartments. Swimming pool, laundry facilty and gated garage. Call 310/276-9871
1 Bdrm + 2 Bath
deck, gym, central air, elevator, intercom entry, on-sight laundry, parking.
• Free WiFi Access •
~ 310/476-3824 ~ BRENTWOOD & U.C.L.A. CLOSE
Balcony, controlled = BRENTWOOD = access, parking, 417 S. Barrington Av. elevator, on-site laundry. • Free WiFi Access • • 1 Bdrm. Close to shopping. +1 Bath • 310/473-5061
Close To U.C.L.A.
Bdrm. +1 Bath • —————–––– —————–––– • 2Hardwood floors,
Border of In The HEART of B E V E R L Y H I L L S BEV. HILLS TRIANGLE
pool, laundry facility, access, prkg. • • Spacious • • * * * * * * * controlled Close to 1 J r. E x e c u t i v e 2 Bdrm.+2 /2 Bath Brentwood Village. •• • • Large & Bright. • 310/440-5051 • Controlled access, Pool, a/c, balcony, VERY UNIQUE • MUST SEE air conditioning, stove, fridge, stove, laundry elevator, laundry rm., prkg., intercom • BRENTWOOD • facility, parking. entry, elevator. 125 N. Barrington Av. • 310/247-8689 •
Clean, bright, nice size 321 S. Sherbourne Dr.
170 N. Crescent Dr.
CHARMING 3 BDRMS, Close to Cedars-Sinai, 4 BEDROOM, 4 BATH 1.75 BATH UPPER Beverly Center & RANCHO PARK Trendy Robertson Bl. + DEN + BONUS APARTMENT Spacious Home ON FOX HILLS DRIVE LOW MOVE -IN ! NORTH OF PICO Newly Updated S FINEST, MOST MIKE 310/442-1399 LL.A.’ UXURIOUS APT. RENTAL $5,190/MO.
C L O S E T O S H O P S •• •• •• •• •• & R ESTAURANTS . • 2 Bdrm. + 2 Bath • 310/531-3992 • • • • • • •
434 S. Swall Drive Call 310/657-2630
————— 10530-10540 Wilshire Bl.
Heated Pools, Sundeck, BH / WEST HOLLYWOOD Tennis, Doorman, ∞∞∞∞∞∞∞ Houseman, Gardens & Charming 1937 House • 2 Bdrm.+2 Bath • Lawns, Security Staff, 2 BEDROOM, 1 BATH Luxury Living Switchboard, Saunas, With Large Deck with valet, Business Center CENTURY PARK EAST CENTURY TOWERS PARK PLACE CENTURY HILL LE PARC CENTURY WOODS For Lease See our Ad Sec. 440
••••••• • Jr. Executive •••••••
Bdrm.+1 Bath —————–––– • 1 Rooftop pool,
Cable+internet ready. Laundry room avail. Female Preferred. North of Burton Way No Pets. 1 Blk. East of Doheny $800/Month Please Call: 2 BEDROOMS
11730 SUNSET BLVD.
Excellent Neighborhood Certain Pets Welcome One Year Lease
$3,000/MO. Call 310/276-0402 or 914/271-5891
lush garden surrounding pool, gym, elevator, etc. Dishwasher, central air, balcony. Call: 310/470-4474
Upscale, Bright, SANTA MONICA Gorgeous & Spacious. • CONDO QUALITY • With Pool, balcony,
8 4 3 4 th S t . central air, fireplace, • 2 Bd. + 2 Ba. stove, elevator,
Heated pool, balcony, a/c, intercom entry, prkg.
“ T h e M i s s i o n ” dishwasher, controlled • 310/476-2181 • • Westwood • Close to shopping. access, elevator, laundry room, parking. * * * * * *
• 2 Bd.+2 Ba. • • • • • 6-Month Lease Avail.
Every Extra Luxury :
310/929-0610 4 Blks. to Beach.
—————–––– BRENTWOOD 11640 Kiowa Ave.
Newly Updated + 2 Bath
S A N T A M O N I C A 2 Bdrm. 2600 Virginia Ave.
Balcony, dishwasher, a/c, heated pool, elevator controlled Patio, dishwasher, • Free WiFi Access • access, on-site laundry, • Close to UCLA • on-site laundry, parking. parking. Close to 1350 S. MIDVALE AVE. Close to school, freeway Brentwood Village, L.A., 90024 & transportation. Contact Mgr.: Shops & Restaurants. 310/962-5733 • 310/864-0319 • • 310/826-4889 • custom cabinets, granite countertops, stone entry, pool, health club, spa.
• Spacious • • 3 Bdrm.+2 Bath •
A PA RT M E N T / C O N D O R E N TA L S
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BEVERLY HILLS ADJ Bedford/Olympic 2 BD, 2 BA CONDO $2,150/MO.
157 No. LaPeer Drive
2 BR/3BA Luxury Townhouse
145 S. MAPLE
2 BDRM, 1.5 BATH TOWNHOUSE ALL HARDWOOD, RECENTLY REMODELED. CENTRAL AIR, LAUNDRY, 1 CAR GARAGE. LOTS OF STYLE. $3,350/MO.
2 BD + DEN + 2 BA
$3595/mo. 1/2 block to UCLA campus. Features new kitchen, baths, hardwood floors, massive terrace. Set in tree filled 3 unit building. JOSEPH SCHIRO 310-592-0796.
————— BEVERLY HILLS
LARGE LOWER DUPLEX 3 BDRM. + 2.75 BATHS
*KELEMEN* REAL ESTATE (310) 966-0900
Central heat and A/C. Hardwood floors, laundry. Eat-in kitchen. Near Roxbury Park.
Spacious unit 1800 sf Approx. 1400 Sq. ft. with hardwood floors, Lower unit with fridge, granite counter top, washer/dryer in unit and 2 car parking. central air & heat, plenty of closet space, Call 310/880-7281 ————— 2 car parking. Chateau Beverly Close to shopping and 1 Bdrm. + 1 Bath Beverly Hills Schools. B EAUTIFUL V IEW All appliances Incld., $2,950/MO. hardwood floors, CALL 310/432-3125 hi-ceilings, central air
all listings are on fireplace, sundeck, centurycityliving.com —————–––– laundry facility each —————–––– —————–––– —————–––– BEVERLY HILLS floor, 1-parking Valet and Guest North of Wilshire • BRENTWOOD • W E S T W O O D L O S A N G E L E S 137 N. Wetherly Dr. Parking. Huge Heated 3 Bd. + 2 Ba. 120 Granville Ave. 1409 Midvale Ave. 4 0 1 S . H O O V E R S t . $3,650/MO. $1,900/Month Pool, Security Staff, Wood fl, granite, stain• • • • • • • •• • 323/592-9592 * * * * * *1 * * Call Elena: • 1 B d r m Doorman & House- less steel appliances, 2 Bd.+Den+1 /2 Ba. ————— 1 B d . +1 Ba. . 310/858-0905 central air, 3 car tandem. +1 Bath Large, Sunny & Bright. man, Switchboard • • • • • • $2,700/Month BEVERLY HILLS ADJ. AVAILABLE JAN. 2013 Patio, dishwasher, • 2 B d r m Tennis, Fitness Center A/C, pool, intercom 310/694-2430 — ————–––– 1017 S. SHERBOURNE heated pool, intercom entry, laundry facility, +2 Bath RanchoRodeo@aol.com A d j . T o T h e G r o v e r Business Cente Very Private & Spacious entry, on-sight lndry., prkg. Close to Everything.
elevator, parking. Close to U.C.L.A.
2 BDRM. + 1.5 BATH Control access, 424/202-7286 310/478-8616 upper unit with breakfast POOL, and formal dining room. W E S T L . A . W E S T W O O D dishwasher, elevator, Yard, laundry & parking. 1433 Brockton Ave. 1 0 9 0 5 O h i o A v e . on-site laundry $3,500/MO. Spacious • • and parking. Call 213/804-3761 1 Bd. + 1 Ba. • • S i n g l e • • • 213/385-4751 Balcony, dishwasher, • Bright, controlled access, parking, BEVERLY HILLS balcony, pool, elevator, laundry facility. B E V E R L Y H I L L S 216 S. REXFORD DR laundry fac., prkg. Please Call:
• 3 Bd. + 2 Ba. Close To U.C.L.A. 310/477-6856 • 2 B d . + 2 B a .
—————–––– 3 BDRM. + 2 BATH
Large Unit 2000 sq.ft. $4,250/Mo. • Pets ok. with granite counter tops, hardwood floors, 1628 Westgate Ave. CULVER CITY BOTH UPDATED. ~ 2 Bd. + 2 Ba. ~ central air, elevator and Central air, beautiful 3830 Vinton Ave. Bright & Airy. • • • • Single • • views, w/d included, laundry facility on-site.
W E S T L . A . —————––––
Dishwasher, •• •• • Intercom entry, on-sight Pool, sauna, fridge, parking, on-sight dishwasher intercom laundry facility. Close to transportation. entry, elevator, on-site
—————–––– ≈ WEST ≈ LOS ANGELES 11305 Graham Pl.
1 Bdrm. + 1 Bath Intercom entry, a/c, dishwasher, on-sight laundry & parking. CLOSE TO SCHOOL.
—————–––– • WESTWOOD •
550 Veteran Ave. = Single = = = = = = = =
= = = = = = = =
Very spacious,, microwave, intercom entry, on-sight laundry and parking. Very close to UCLA & Westwood Village .
$3,200/MO. Call 213/305-1346
310/927-2140 ————— —————–––– WEST HOLLYWOOD
NEW LISTINGS EVERYDAY
controlled access. Close
private rooftop patio, to Cedars/shops/trans. huge deck. large kitchen 310/247-8689 with new appliances H O L L Y W O O D and granite countertops, 1769-1775 Sycamore Av. washer & dryer in unit, • • • • • central air and heat, • Single Subterranean parking. • Bachelor Plenty of storage space. Controlled access, Bev. Hills School District laundry facility. Available Now. Utilities Included. $3,950/MO. 323/851-3790 Close to Everything. CALL 310/432-3125
$3,150/MO. Call 310/820-0122 or 818/398-7793
————— CROWN TOWERS 10701 WILSHIRE BL. 2 BDRM. + 2 BATH Newly remodeled with granite kitchen and hardwood floors. $2,995/MO. Contact Mark Rosenberg at 310/922-2269
Owner’s Luxury Call for latest properties BEVERLY HILLS Extra Large 2 Master Bdrm+2 Bath 2 Bd.+Den+1.5 Ba. Front Balcony Apt. CENTURY PARK EAST
1 BED, 1 BATH $2,600/MONTH High Floor, Wood Floors Huge Balcony, South Tower
2 BED /2 BATHS $3,200/MO Renovated, Sub-Penthouse Granite Counters, 2 Huge Balconies, Unobstructed 270 degree Views, Of LA & Santa Monica Bay.
2 BED/DEN/2 BATHS $5,000/MO
Lower Spanish Duplex 310/841-2367 Jumbo Condo, High Floor 3 Bedroom, 2 Baths Ocean Views, Brand New Living room with fire- Renovation, 2 Large Balconies BEVERLY HILLS ADJ. place, breakfast room, Hardwood Floors, Luxurious 309 S. Sherbourne Dr. Baths, Lots of Closets dining room, kitchen ( • • • ----- • • • ) BEVERLY HILLS with stove, fridge and ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 Bd. + Den + 1 11/ 22 Ba. 145 S. MAPLE dishwasher, laundry 2 BED/DEN/2 BATHS • • • • • • room & hardwood Good closet space, a/c, 2 BD + DEN + 2.5 BA $7,500/MO floors. elevator, dishwasher, Jumbo Condo, High Floor With locked elevator,
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European kitchen, Big Living+dining rms. Great kitchen. A/C, hardwood flrs, ample Q UIET & P RIVATE . storage, laundry, garage 323/578-5447 in quiet duplex. firstname.lastname@example.org Near Roxbury Park. $2,500/MO 310/551-2654
—————–––– BEVERLY HILLS Olympic Blvd. Near Roxbury Park
—————–––– 10966 OHIO AVE
Nr Wilshire/Westwood TERRIFIC X-LRG 1BR $1,595/MO. Lr Kit, Bath + Stall Shr Laundry on each floor Quiet- 12 Unit Building ELEVATOR Intercom Access - No pets
Mid-Century 3 Bd.+11/2 Ba. Lower Front, wood flrs., stove, d/w, w/d hook-ups, double entry, a/c unit, ceiling fans, patio, prkg. Open Sat & Sun 12-4
• GREAT CONDITION •
$2,395/Mo. • No Dogs
Call 323/252-5600 or 310/826-5505
—————–––– ————— 100 S. DOHENY PRIME BEV. HILLS
1 BDRM., 11/2 BATH. Canon/Charleville 24-hr. security, swimming 1 BEDROOM, 1 BATH pool, tennis court, gym, Upper unit with hard6th flr. room view, up- wood floors, secured graded. High-rise building, laundry facility, bldg. Next to 4-Season’s street parking only. No Unobstructed East, & South Hotel. $2,250/MO Pets. All utilities paid Views, Travertine Floors, Open Call 310/892-4166 Kitchen, Stainless Steel, Granite $1,500/MO. Counters, Party Sized Spa or 323/653-3862 Call 310/729-1400
EVERLY HILLS CENTURY PARK EAST B336 S. Rexford Dr. CENTURYTOWERS U p p e r 2 B d . + 1 B a . ~ N EWLY UPDATED ~ PARK PLACE New countertops, oak CENTURY HILL cabinets & dishwasher. LE PARC Hardwood floors, a/c, CENTURY WOODS laundry, covered prkg. $2,200/Month For Sale 310/247-8547 See our Ad Sec. 270 310/433-1949
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From the Publisher CLIF SMITH
WILLIE BRIEN, THE MAYOR OF WHERE? This week witnessed the spectacle of our own mayor, Willie Brien, standing with the Metropolitan Transportation Agency to applaud its planned subway tunnel underneath Beverly Hills High School. The event was held near the corner of Wilshire and La Brea in Los Angeles. It was Metro itself which publicly bragged about Brien’s presence on the dais with Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and Third District Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky (“If Beverly Hills doesn’t like it, you can sue us”). Last time we looked, Brien is mayor of Beverly Hills. Beverly Hills’ schools are fighting for the future of our high school against Metro in both California and federal courts. The City itself joined one of the lawsuits. So what gives? Is Brien just being a good neighbor, or is his loyalty elsewhere? Look at the photos. Listen to the YouTube video of his speech and then you decide. His apologists try to explain this away, claiming “we still oppose the tunnel under the high school.” No, you don’t. Against the votes of Vice Mayor John Mirisch and Lili Bosse, Brien and partners Barry Brucker and Julian Gold on the council, voted to fasttrack Metro core sampling in Beverly Hills, supported accelerated construction, and never said one word when Metro switched its major staging area from La Brea to La Cienega and Wilshire. This is not “opposition.” It is complete support. Add to that Brien’s appearance this week with the Metro folks, and it’s now cheerleading. We believe you will be as stunned as was The Courier. We’re not stunned that he stood with those who would damage our only high school. We’re not stunned that he openly supports Metro against his own City. We were disappointed but not surprised that he refused to oppose Measure J despite entreaties from our school board and the overlooked minority communities of Los Angeles. What really stunned us was that he gave up his “cover” crafted by him so carefully over the past two years that he “is opposed to the tunnel under Beverly High.” That appearance and his own words end that charade. This newspaper learned over the past two years from its investigations that Brien, joined by Brucker and Gold, did everything they could behind the scenes to back Metro against the Beverly Hills Unified School District. This ran the gamut from private meetings to hiring an
anti-school board PR firm, to spreading rumors about the members of our school board, to refusing to join in the federal lawsuit against Metro, to delaying any real opposition, and to the fasttracking of Metro testing. To our faces, they hemmed and hawed and said they “were opposed,” but behind the scenes – behind our backs – they backed Metro. Now we can all see exactly what they have done. In response to our reporting, which was based on Metro’s own press release, we’re told that Brucker posted a hateful diatribe on a littlenoticed internet blog backing Brien. So, it comes out. Beverly Hills is not that naïve. We know when someone’s trying to two-time us. How in the world does anyone expect a massive, arrogant public agency like Metro to respect the borders, wishes, people, schools and territory of a small city when that city’s own mayor is out siding with that agency against his own people? Every action (or inaction) Brien has taken as a member of city council has caused more litigation, weakened our City’s own position, hurt our schools, forced our school board to spend money, and presented to Metro “a house divided.” So, what’s in it for him? Will he now get an appointment from Mayor Villaraigosa if Antonio becomes Secretary of Transportation as has been rumored? Will he or Brucker get a seat on a Democratic Party committee? Will he be appointed to some commission? Who knows? (We also recall that when Brucker was mayor, Villaraigosa would not even speak to or correspond with him other than a “Dear Constituent, thank you for your letter” response. So why is Brien now up on the dais? What did he promise to deliver?) At the very least, this was bad form. What Brien’s appearance and Brucker’s diatribe confirm, however, is that neither places the interests of Beverly Hills High School and Beverly Hills ahead of their self-proclaimed “regional interests.”
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Rabbi Jacob Pressman WATER EVERYWHERE AND NOT A DROP TO DRINK In addition to being distressed and sympathetic with our fellow Americans east of us who have experienced the devastating “Sandy,” tornadoes, floods, early frost and even deep snow, we must feel a bit embarrassed as we bask in our salubrious perpetual summer. What did we do to deserve nature’s warm embrace here? We simply listened to the siren call: “Go West, young man – and woman and child.” On one hand we bemoan the lack of rainfall in this, our essentially desert area. At the same time a few drops send us scurrying deep into closets for such rarely used accessories as umbrellas, raincoats and galoshes. We read the news, looking for some encouraging words about the number of inches of rain we have had so far. There have been very few. Those of us who are so minded watch the reports of dams and lakes which are drying up and wonder if some day we shall be battling our neighbors for those precious drops coming out of the few natural springs in Southern Cal. These concerns should induce us all not to waste water. Suggestions? When you open the spigot, don’t let it gush on needlessly. Limit the time for bathing and showering. Soap up before rinsing off. Consider modifying lawns and gardens to require less water. Rock gardens can be beautiful, too. Above all, bear in mind that we are in an arid area by choice and must use discretion in order to avoid disaster. When you are moved to say: “I’ll drink to that!”–try a little Manischewitz.
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR I have lived in Beverly Hills since 1974 and owned apartment buildings here much of that time so have occasionally weighed in on matters affecting apartments. Studies show that a master-metered apartment building, where the owner pays the entire water bill, achieves a reduction of 25 to 30 percent in water consumption when converted to individual meters, where each tenant pays his or her own water usage. Why are there no laws in the desert-based cities, such as ours–or at the state level–requiring the utilities to individually meter apartments? For most of the last century since water utilities have existed, this was problematic because it required each apartment to have its own exclusive water line direct from a city’s water supply in order to get a meter. Also, the meters had to be read visually by humans so needed to be together in one easily accessible location. Technology has changed that. In recent years, water meters have gone electronic and gotten smaller–about the size and shape of plastic tub of cottage cheese. The readings are transmitted electronically to the utility via phone line. Thus, they can be anywhere and no longer need to be publicly accessible to meter-readers. This means they may be placed between apartments. Therefore, a single water line can service multiple apartments and the water utility can calculate the usage of each apartment by simply subtracting the reading on one meter from the reading on the next. The water utilities will fight this idea because it means they must do more work while selling 25-30 percent less water. But water is becoming in shorter supply with changes in climate, especially in the desert states, and this is an idea whose time has come. Kevin R. Davis ****** I was thrilled that the skating rink is coming until I read that Crescent Drive will be closed off, again. The businesses on Crescent have seen a catastrophic drop in sales from which they haven't recovered due to the previous closure of the street during construction of the Crescent garage. Closing it again during the busy holiday shopping season will be a disaster for them. I still love the idea of the skating rink, but why don't they put it in the City Council parking lot facing Santa Monica Blvd? Councilmembers could easily park in the Crescent lot during meetings and the impact on the businesses on Crescent will be a lot less. Tom Pease ****** Regarding the Pioneer Hardware rent situation, the only reason the business has been there since being built in 1988 is because the City needed a convenient hardware store. This is not a cat and mouse situation where each side is trying to improve its financial position and the City doesn’t care whom the tenant will be. Please let someone who understands the importance of having a good tenant “mix” handle this type of situation, instead of someone trying to show how clever they can be. If you can replace Pioneer with another hardware store, forget I wrote this letter. If not, don’t be so quick to throw out “the only game in town” as they say. Herbert Wallerstein
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