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STANDING ROOM ONLY — Parents and residents packed into the Jon Cherney Lecture Hall at Beverly Hills High on Tuesday to speak out about the possible closure of Hawthorne School.
The Samuel Goldwyn Estate, now owned by Taylor Swift, was nominated for historic landmark designation. 8
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School Board: Hawthorne K-8 Won’t Close In Near Future By Laura Coleman It was standing room only at Tuesday’s Board of Education meeting began after hundreds of residents packed the Beverly Hills High School auditorium to oppose the notion that the board was on the precipice of closing Hawthorne school. In fact, there is no plan to close the K-8 school. The confusion arose after board member Noah Margo last week suggested during a study ses-
sion that the board consider the closure as an option in response to its current budget problems. The board learned last month that the district was projected to have $4.3 million in deficit spending this year and $4.6 million for the 2017-18 fiscal year and thus needed to shave $5 million from next year’s budget. Board President Mel Spitz refused to allow Margo the opportunity to address the packed room (see ‘HAWTHORNE’ page 16)
BHUSD District Office Could Become Mixed-Use Project By Laura Coleman The Board of Education edged closer to achieving a creative solution to its budget woes during a discussion Tuesday about transforming its 3.5-acre administration complex into a mixed-use development with school district offices on the bottom floor and apartments on the upper floors. Board member Howard Goldstein said that if successful, the venture could generate an estimated $3.5 million in additional revenue to the district’s general fund annually. “We are intent on undertaking this project; preferably with the City, otherwise with a private developer,” he said. Brilliance of the notion aside, the district is likely to face a few hurdles in moving forward with this endeavor. For starters, the district will need to have the property rezoned from its current R-4 designation (for educational use). Next, the district would need to apply for a zone modification in order to permit four stories. Goldstein emphasized that once developed, the district would
not be in the business of property management; it would just get the benefit of an additional revenue stream from leasing the property to a developer. Tuesday’s discussion continued a decades-long discussion on just what to do with the underutilized parcel, which was built in the 1950’s and has never been renovated. Following board direction to undertake a serious vetting of the conceptional idea, Chief Administrative Officer La Tanya Kirk-Carter will head up staff investigations to determine just how valuable the property is while simultaneously exploring if the City will permit a zoning change. “I can’t even tell you how sexy a project this will be,” she said. Board President Mel Spitz emphasized that although the preference is to partner with the City on the project, Kirk-Carter will be putting out invitations for private developers to bid on building the multi-use development. “We should pursue it; no question about it,” Spitz stated at the close of Tuesday’s discussion.
By Victoria Talbot Neighborhood residents prevailed in a well-organized, carefully planned defense of their appeal of a massive project that would have spanned three lots and risen to a height of 52 feet in a neighborhood of predominately two story 1930s apartment buildings Tuesday, sending City planners and commissioners a clear message that in Beverly Hills, neighborhood character matters. With Councilmember Lili Bosse forcefully leading the rejection of the project, Concerned Citizens of Beverly Hills/Beverly Grove won their appeal of a new, 26-unit multifamily condominium building. The decision came at the end of a five-hour meeting. Dozens of well-organized residents, each tackling a different aspect of their argument, addressed the council. In addi-
tion to residents, Marcello Vavala with the Los Angeles Conservancy argued in defense of the historic significance of the buildings and the district. The new condominium units would have replaced a period 17-unit apartment building constructed by one of Los Angeles’ pioneer female architects, Edith Northmann. The three buildings have been identified by surveys in both cities as being part of the nine-building Oakhurst Drive Multi-Family Residential Historic District, a concentration of Period Revival architecture that fronts in Beverly Hills. The group’s attorney, Jamie Hall of Channel Law Group, argued that the City of Beverly Hills should conduct a subsequent environmental review because critical information, namely, the completion of (see ‘OAKHURST’ page 16)
Rain Delays Santa Monica Boulevard Reconstruction By Matt Lopez Reconstruction on North Santa Monica Boulevard is now set to begin next week – one week later than scheduled – due to this week’s rain. Advance Utility Work, which includes installation of new storm drain lines and fiber optic conduits, will result in intermittent lane closures as work is done Monday-Friday from Jan. 17 to Feb. 1 from 8a.m. to 6 p.m. and then 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.
Re-striping of South Santa Monica Boulevard will occur from Jan. 16-20 from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. Street parking between Beverly and Roxbury Drivers will be removed during this time period, and drivers are encouraged to be vigilant of all “No Parking” signs. For more information on the construction and street closures, visit the project website: www.beverlyhills.org/smblvd or call 424-339-9033. F O R T H E L O V E O F AMY — The beauty of Amy Adams graced the sidewalks of Tinseltown the day she received her Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
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Delegates from the Chinese Culture Consul visited Beverly Hills this week in anticipation of the City’s Chinese New Year celebration. 5
BHHS senior Noah Lee was elected president of the United Synagogue Youth. 5
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For more photos, see George Christy’s column on page 6.
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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING DATE: January 26, 2017 TIME: 1:30 PM, or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard LOCATION: Commission Meeting Room 280A Beverly Hills City Hall 455 North Rexford Drive Beverly Hills, CA 90210 The Planning Commission of the City of Beverly Hills, at its regular meeting on Thursday, January 26, 2017, will hold a public hearing beginning at 1:30 PM, or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard to consider: AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BEVERLY HILLS AMENDING THE BEVERLY HILLS MUNICIPAL CODE REGARDING TEMPORARY BUSINESS SIGNAGE DURING SUBWAY CONSTRUCTION The proposed Ordinance would add § 10-4-615 to the Beverly Hills Municipal Code in order to allow certain businesses along Wilshire Boulevard to request additional temporary signage during the construction of the Westside Purple Line Extension project. A business that is entitled to business identification signage under the existing code may request additional signage if the construction obstructs the visibility of a substantial portion of the property or building entrance where the business is located. The Ordinance references design guidelines for signage approved pursuant to the new code section. These design guidelines will also be considered by the Planning Commission at this hearing. The guidelines will establish the size and location of signs allowed pursuant to the new zoning code. Both the Ordinance and design guidelines will require City Council approval at a future date.
SUMMARY OF ORDINANCE NO. 16-O-2720 AN URGENCY ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BEVERLY HILLS AMENDING THE BEVERLY HILLS MUNICIPAL CODE TO UPDATE SECOND UNIT REGULATIONS PURSUANT TO CHANGES IN STATE LAW, INCLUDING TERMINOLOGY FROM SECOND UNITS TO ACCESSORY DWELLING UNITS Mayor Mirisch, Vice Mayor Krasne and Councilmembers Bosse, Gold and Reims voted for the adoption of the Ordinance (Ordinance No. 16-O-2720). The Ordinance goes into effect immediately upon adoption. A summary of the Ordinance, which has been prepared for publishing in accordance with the requirements of Government Code Section 36933, follows. Summary of Ordinance The Ordinance includes but is not limited to, modifications to BHMC 10-3409 to ensure compliance with newly adopted state law (SB 1069 and AB 2299) pertaining to regulation and permitting of accessory dwelling units, and to replace the term “second unit” as used in the Municipal Code with a new term “accessory dwelling unit”. Changes resulting from the Ordinance include modifications to accessory dwelling unit parking requirements and configuration of parking on a site, accessory dwelling unit setback requirements, as well as accessory dwelling unit size requirements. The Ordinance also includes modification to procedures for review of applications for accessory dwelling units, and requires that the City approve or deny by-right applications for accessory dwelling units within 120 days of receipt of the application. Further, the Ordinance modifies regulations pertaining to the charging of utility connection fees and the installation of fire sprinklers for certain accessory dwelling units, among other things. A certified copy of the entirety of the text of the Ordinance is available in the office of the City Clerk, 455 N. Rexford Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210 and is available for public inspection at that location. For more information please contact Timothea Tway, Senior Planner, Community Development Department, at 310.285.1122 or email@example.com. BYRON POPE, MMC City Clerk
This Ordinance has been assessed in accordance with the authority and criteria contained in the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), the State CEQA Guidelines, and the environmental regulations of the City. The adoption and implementation of the Ordinance is eligible for a class 5 categorical exemption for minor changes in land use limitations and will not have a significant environmental impact. This Ordinance is exempt from the environmental review requirements of CEQA pursuant to Section 15305 of Title 14 of the California Code of Regulations. Any interested person may attend the meeting and be heard or present written comments to the Commission. According to Government Code Section 65009, if you challenge the Commission's action in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the City, either at or prior to the public hearing. If there are any questions regarding this notice, please contact Timothea Tway, Senior Planner in the Planning Division at 310.285.1122, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. The case file, including associated documents are on file in the Community Development Department, and can be reviewed by any interested person at 455 North Rexford Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210. Sincerely, Timothea Tway, AICP, Senior Planner
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THE RACE BEGINS
Six of the candidates for Beverly Hills City Council officially kicked off their campaigns for three open seats with kickoff parties Sunday in Beverly Hills
AND THEY’RE OFF—Pictured (clockwise from left): Vice Mayor and candidate Nancy Krasne with her 95-year old mother, Geraldine (Gerry) Holoff; Patti and Robert Tanenbaum with candidate Frances Bilak; candidate Eliot Finkel, Lynn Egerman, Mark Egerman; Terry Hatkoff, Bruce Hatkoff, Simone Friedman, candidate Les Friedman, Joanie Sanders, David Wellisch; Dale Herd and Deborah Blum with Mayor John Mirisch; Steve Hendry, Pam Hendry, Andrea Spatz, candidate Robert (Bob) Wunderlich, Alissa Roston, Jeff Wolfe, Lisa Wolfe. Photo by Victoria Talbot
School Board OK’s Final Issuance Of Measure E Bonds By Laura Coleman The Beverly Hills Unified School District is poised to issue its fourth and final set of General Obligation (GO) bonds for the remaining funds from the $334 million Measure E bond after the Board of Education voted unanimously on Tuesday to approve Resolution #2016-2017-015. The District’s Chief Administrative Officer La Tanya Kirk-Carter said that Beverly Hills residents would be given first priority to purchase the approximately $141 million GO bonds once the sale is arranged later next month. This final issuance could raise the property tax rate for school-related bonds to $102 per $100,000 of assessed value for a time. The Beverly Hills Unified School District continues to have one of the highest bond ratings of any district in the state. Standard & Poor’s rated the district AA+ and Moody’s Investors Service rated it Aaa. Kirk-Carter said she expected that like previous issuances, the bond sales would be snapped up in a matter of hours.
City Council Election Debate Schedule By Victoria Talbot The following candidate’s forums are lining up to help the voters decide who will lead the City on March 7: Beverly Hills Chamber of Commerce Thursday, January 26, 7-9 p.m. at the Chamber Boardroom.
Municipal League of Beverly Hills Wednesday, Feb. 8, 7-9 p.m. at City Hall, Council Chamber Beverly Hills Southwest Homeowners Association Wednesday, Feb. 15, 7-10 p.m. at City Hall, Council Chamber Beverly Hills High School
Wednesday, Feb. 22, 6-8 p.m. with students to host, at Jon Cherney Hall Beverly Hills Active Adult Club Monday, Feb. 27, 1-2 p.m. at Roxbury Park Forums scheduled at City Hall Council Chamber will be televised and rebroadcast frequently.
Beverly Hills Resident Faces ‘David and Goliath’ Fight Over Proposed Project On 3rd Street and Oakhurst By Victoria Talbot The Planning Commission on Thursday could not make findings to allow variances for two single-family homes – one a three-story 2,145 square foot and the other a three-story 3,088 square foot – on the corner of Oakhurst Drive and 3rd Street, flanking a tiny, onestory, 1,000 square foot home. Further discussions on the proposed project were being deliberated beyond the Courier’s Thursday deadline. To create the units, the applicant sought seven variances on each property, including habitable basements, reduction of the side and rear yard setbacks, waivers of guest parking requirements, unshielded parking spaces, extension of the basement lightwell to encroach into the side yard setback, and in the Oakhurst property. The tiny lots, 3,327 and 2,580 square feet respectively, reflect the attempts by devel-
opers to overbuild on postagestamp lots; in this case, half of a postage stamp. Barbara Pizik has lived in her home on 3rd Street for more than 20 years and runs her own business there and lives with her dog. She recently completed a home remodel, and plans to live there for, “the rest of my life.” But, she says, the planned developments would, “cut off my air and light. I would be in darkness.” The house, 14 feet tall, has been under siege for several years, as the developer tried to buy her out. She will never sell, she said, and turned to the City for help to stop the harassment. The two lots on either side of her were purchased in 2014 for an estimated $1.5 million. Built in 1924, those homes were two-bedroom, 1-bath homes of 899 square feet and 931 square feet. They have since been demolished. The proposed develop-
A view of the project from 3rd Street.
ments could have only been allowed with variances. City staff recommended that the variances for the proposal on 3rd Street waiving guest parking, basement dwelling, and deviation from the required modulation could be appropriate. But the variances on the light well, and unshielded parking spaces were recommended for denial. On Oakhurst, the staff objected to the setback variances and unshielded parking variances.
In both cases, staff recommendations included consideration of the impact the buildings would have on the surrounding neighborhood, and the adjacent one-story home. The staff report reads: “Staff has concerns about potential impacts to the neighborhood due to the height of the building in conjunction with the reduced setbacks... because of the close proximity, the building will be out of scale with the directly adjacent neighboring property.”
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Beverly Hills High Senior Noah Lee Elected International President Of USY
YEAR OF THE ROOSTER—The Beverly Hills Conference and Visitors Bureau (BHCVB) hosted the Chinese Culture Consul this week to kick off the upcoming celebration of the Chinese Year of the Rooster. From the left are Jennifer Liu, BHCVB, Mary De Hoyos, BHCVB, Alfred Chan, Stefano Ricci (sponsor), Mme. Wang Jin, Culture Consul Chinese Consulate Los Angeles, BHCVB CEO Julie Wagner and Bill Wiley of Two Rodeo (sponsor).
901 Strada Vecchia Hearing Postponed To Jan. 24 Amid Rumors Of Settlement By Matt Lopez As rumors swirl of a possible settlement, a scheduled hearing Monday before the L.A. City Attorney on the Mohammed Hadid-developed 901 Strada Vecchia in Bel-Air was postponed to Jan. 24. The nearly 30,000-squarefoot property has been languishing in the courts for more than a year since it was first sent to L.A. City Attorney Mike Feuer in July of 2015. Earlier that year, Los Angeles Department of Building And Safety inspectors cracked down on the property, ruling all unapproved construction, which they said included features like retaining walls, concrete decks and an underground theater, were to be removed.
Now, with a trial date scheduled to be set soon, sources close to the case tell the Courier that a settlement is apparently being discussed between the defendants and the City Attorney’s office. It is unknown whether such a settlement would require a guilty plea from the defendants. On Monday, Hadid’s attorneys were expected to bring forth new motions and Judge Eric Harmon was expecting to set a trial date within 10 days of that hearing. Monday’s hearing never happened, however, it was postponed until Jan. 24. Last month, a well-placed real estate source who wishes to remain anonymous told the Courier that the home, which includes several underground
bedrooms and an IMAX theatre, is rumored to be quietly being shopped for around $39 million, well below the longdiscussed dream asking price of $100 million. Hadid purchased the property in 2011 in his own name, but took out a loan through an LLC. Ownership was then transferred to another LLC, the current listed owner, 901 Strada LLC. Hadid was originally listed as a Sole Managing Member, but as legal wars waged, he became further removed from the home’s ownership. The managing member is now listed as Zelloe. L.A. City Attorney spokesman Frank Mateljan did not respond to a request for comment before the Courier’s Thursday deadline.
Exhibit Of Experimental Photographers Callahan, Heinecken Opens Saturday At Selwyn Fine Art By Laura Coleman For photographers Harry Callahan and Robert Heinecken, their medium of choice is significantly more versatile than the simple printing of an image from a negative. From experiments with heightened contrast, abstraction, double-exposure and playing with chemicals in the darkroom like they were paint, the two photographs often created works that became elegant and seductive, all while challenging preconceived notions about the production of photographic images and the sanctity of the negative itself. The two photographers, both of whom are now deceased and were friends for decades, are the focus of a new show opening at Marc Selwyn Fine Art on Saturday called “Figures in Transformation.” “There’s so many parallels in how they make work,” explains the gallery’s epony-
mous owner Marc Selwyn. “It’s an interesting moment in the history of photography.” The forthcoming exhibition, beautifully curated in the Beverly Hills art gallery, juxta- Robert Heinecken’s “Soft Head (Proof #1), 1964” poses prints (above, left) is an ethereal image rendered almost from the two diaphanous by his generous use of bleach in the photographers developing process. In “Eleanor, Chicago, 1948” to focus on (above, right), Harry Callahan heightens the contrast how the two of a photograph of his wife and muse to such an extreme in order to create a powerful abstraction. artists’ surprisingly parallel don’t always know what they’re approaches to the female fig- looking for.” ure illuminate their common Harry Callahan (1912techniques and conceptual 1999) began photographing as concerns. an untrained amateur in 1938 “They are both consum- while working for the Chrysler mate experimenters in the Motor Parts Corporation. After darkroom,” explains Luke attending a lecture and workBatten, director of the shop by Ansel Adams in 1941, Heinecken Estate. “They both and a meeting with Alfred (see ‘SELWYN’ page 15) have a similar philosophy; they
By Laura Coleman For Beverly Hills High School senior Noah Lee, 18, Judaism is not just existential to his identity, it’s the gateway to helping make the world a better place. For years he has worked to help foster Jewish values in his peers through his involvement with the United Synagogue Youth (USY) Conservative Jewish youth group. “I just want to make sure that kids can have the tools they need to be Jewish in a secular society and not lose touch with it,” he said. “I believe that the morals that Judaism teaches are being a good person, being nice, being compassionate, loving your neighbors as you do yourself, being good, [and] also being faithful and being committed.” On Dec. 28, Noah was elected to serve as the International President of USY at the organization’s international convention in Dallas, TX. Chosen by his peers, Noah will spend this year leading thousands of teens across North America and guiding them toward the organization's principles of social action, justice, social acceptance and inclusion, and the nourishing of their Jewish identities. In his election speech (he was up against five other people from across the county), Noah spoke about the importance of listening before taking action in service and about the importance of happiness and filling the world with love.
Noah previously served as regional president for the organization, overseeing Southern California, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Hawaii and Utah. In his new role with USY, Noah will be responsible for overseeing the 16 regions of USY all across the nation and Canada and making sure that kids have the tools they need to be Jewish in a secular society. Since becoming involved in USY as an 8th grader, Noah has steadily deepened his ties with both religion as well as the organization. His weekends are generally filled with USY-related activities; from Shabbat on Fridays where he facilitates discussions about Israel, advocacy and social action to community service initiatives to raising awareness for inclusion, Noah’s heart is very much centered on Judaism. “We do a lot of praying,” he said. “It’s not just something that I do to put on my college application. It’s something that has provided me meaning.” After graduation this year, Noah plans to spend a year in Israel before continuing on to college.
SCIENCE OLYMPIAD – The Horace Mann Middle School Science Olympiad Team joined 44 other teams from around Southern California at the 2nd annual Kraemer Jr. High School Invitational on Saturday in Placentia. Pictured (from left): Maya Goldkorn, Middle School Science Teacher Mazda Mousavi, Ella Cox and Christina Lee.
GEORGE CHRISTY then Hollywood Reporter office, and in front of HR colleagues, he politely asked that we please join him in the car.
George Christy Witty
and smart as a crackling whip. Never underestimate her.
prolific author and actress, loyal daughter who bakes soufflés for mom Debbie Reynolds, who resided nearby.
dmired by millions who are addicted to her stardom as Princess Leia in the Star Wars franchise.
yes, but let’s face the music and dance, she has had her moments. As all of us do.
arrie Fisher, the issue of Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher. Her chameleon personality and talents kept us captivated, including her
bestselling memoir, The Princess Diarist. In which she details an affair with Harrison Ford, her Hans Solo castmate during those earlier days of filming.
Meeting with her, as we
did, for interviews about her clever books and movies when she was wed to Paul Simon, Carrie was amusing and clever, albeit keenly assessing.
n time, her best friend, the in-demand dermatologist, Dr. Arnold Klein, was celebrating his 50th birthday. He invited us to join him at Carrie’s villa on Coldwater Canyon that previously belonged to the Universal’s Oscar-winning costume designer Edith Head.
Well, without warning,
all hell broke loose.
do NOT want you at his and my party,” Carrie declared in a phone call. Not to worry, we assured her.
mumbled her complaint about awful journalists taking notes, and then we defended ourselves. That the only time we may jot a note is for the spelling of a Polish name.
(Italian for “Yes, we understand.”)
rnie insisted we go. We claimed, “No way.”
arly evening on Party Day, he tracked us down at our
ll’s well,” he proclaimed when he returned.
We begged not. Several friends,
earing a tall, black Wicked Witch from Oz hat, Carrie shrugged, “Okay. I love Arnie, but you agreed that there will be no notes.
kay, but on one condition,” she added.
he held our hand and walked us to the buffet table, and introduced us to her caterer, “who’s been with me for years.
who were with him, vouched they would drag us. we were with the nonsense happening alongside our fellow workers. hoking on our pride, we began joking with Arnie during the drive to Coldwater Canyon.
The party was at full gal-
lop with a full house, indoors and on the terrace. The crowd included Tinseltown’s popular therapist, Dr. Milton Wexler. Assorted celebrity patients, and who knows who else.
nticipating fireworks. Arnie suggested we wait until he talked with our hostess.
ven if you don’t like the food, write something wonderful about her. And you’ll be forgiven.”
arrie was tipsy. Out of it. We called a taxi and hit the road to home.
day later, Carrie called. “I hear you came to the party, and Dr. Wexler talked to you … he reads your Contined on page 7...
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Keith Urban with Nicole Kidman during the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel Angela Bassett
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GEORGE CHRISTY column faithfully … you must mention him, and don’t forget my caterer.
Capisce. Big Boo-Boo
at the Golden Globes: Sly Stallone’s wife Jennifer Flavin, was not seated for dinner, although
their three daughters were the Miss Golden Globes of the night. Sly was not a happy camper.
collection. Three beauties who are on the go! Online at www.bhcourier.com/category/george-christy
he sisters flew to Milan the next day to walk the runway for the new Dolce & Gabbana
Amy Adams with Jeremy Renner
Chris Hemsworth with Elsa Pataky
Iggy Pop with Nina Alu
John Travolta with Kelly Preston
Sarah Jessica Parker
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Justin Timberlake with Jessica Biel
Ryan Reynolds with Blake Lively
Sistine, Scarlet and Sophia Stallone were the Globe Girls for the 2017 Golden Globe Awards
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City Moves To Preserve The Taylor Swift-Owned Samuel Goldwyn Estate By Victoria Talbot Taylor Swift wants to preserve the historic Samuel Goldwyn estate. Megastar Swift purchased the home of the Hollywood icon for a purported $25 million in 2015. Representatives told the Cultural Heritage Commission Wednesday that Swift has been lovingly restoring the mansion since then. Now, she has requested the home to be included on the Local Register of Historic Properties. A spokesman for US Building & Development confirmed that the owner is meticulously restoring the property, re-using everything original and duplicating where necessary. The estate, located at 1200 Laurel Lane, was built by Goldwyn in 1934. The studio head commissioned architect Douglas Honnold to build the six-bedroom, five-bath home, complete with a library, card room, theatre, guest suite with separate entrance and servants quarters located above the garage. After his passing, the home
went to his son, Samuel Goldwyn, Jr. It was first on the market in 2008 for $24 million – but did not sell. It did not come to market again until after Goldwyn, Jr.’s death in January 2015. The home was occupied by the Goldwyn family for 83 years, and Swift has undertaken a meticulous restoration of the property. Hannold (1901-1974) was a favorite of the Hollywood elite. He created villas for Dolores Del Rio and Cedric Gibbons in Santa Monica Canyon, the Billy Wilkerson Estate, the Stars’ Dressing Room Building and the legendary Stage 8 at Twentieth Century Fox. The Georgian Revival architecture was a favorite style. Hannold signature themes can be found intact on the main house and all the accessory buildings, including spherical ornamentation, sloped roofs and roundel windows. Wednesday, the Cultural Heritage Commission voted unanimously to recommend the fabled estate for inclusion
as a Local Landmark on the Beverly Hills Register of Historic Properties. The 1986 Beverly Hills Historic Survey describes the significance of the property thus: “The Golden Age of Hollywood had reached its zenith in the years preceding the Second World War. The studios, not hit by the economic vagaries of the Great Depression, continued to produce motion pictures at a tremendous rate. Among the leading producers of the era was a man who is also credited with developing the film industry in Hollywood, producer Sam Goldwyn. Goldwyn, Jesse Lasky (his brother-in-law at the time), and an unknown director named C. B. Demille were the first to film a feature length motion picture in Hollywood. Goldwyn later parted acrimoniously from Lasky and his other cohorts and went on to become an independent producer. The failing Goldwyn company merged with Metro Pictures and Louis B. Mayer Productions in 1922, but Goldwyn was not part of the
operation. He founded Samuel Goldwyn Productions in 1923, where he began to produce films known for their quality and their no expense-spared production budgets. Remarried to actress Frances Howard, Goldwyn built an empire with such successes as The Best Years of Our Lives (1946), Wuthering Heights (1939), The Little Foxes (1941), and A Star is Born (1948). Goldwyn was honored by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences with the Irving Thalberg Award in 1946. When he and Frances purchased the property on exclusive Laurel Lane in the foothills of Beverly Hills, he chose noted architect
Douglas Honnold to design the Georgian style residence. Honnold designed several commercial structures in Beverly Hills as well, including the building at 121 S. Beverly Drive and a series of commercial buildings on Rodeo Drive. The Georgian style was a popular one with entertainment industry executives in the 1930s, as the David O. Selznick and Louis B. Mayer Estates attest. The Goldwyn residence is significant for its association with a prominent member of the film industry, for its exemplification of the work of a noted Southern California architect, for its siting, and (see ‘GOLDWYN’ page 15)
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Cedar-Sinai Celebrates 10th Anniversary CHLA Awarded Nearly $1 Million From Of Mobile Blood Donation Program With Department Of Health To Help Fight Obesity Drive At Clippers-Lakers Game The USC University Center of county-wide iniCedars-Sinai Blood Donor Services will hold a blood drive at the Clippers vs. Lakers game on Saturday, Jan. 14, to mark the 10th anniversary of its mobile blood donation program. Cedars-Sinai launched its mobile blood collection program in 2007 by partnering with schools, community organizations and other members of the Southern California community. Since the launch, the program has grown to include blood drives as far away as Antelope Valley, Big Bear and Camarillo. The program has also expanded to include a successful mobile platelet collection program to support patients who require platelet transfusions. Now, with national blood donations at critically low levels, CedarsSinai is holding blood drives this month, National Blood Donor Month: • Saturday, Jan. 14, from 10 a.m.4 p.m.— The Cedars-Sinai bloodmobile will be at Star Plaza outside Staples Center, Chick Hern Court, downtown, during the ClippersLakers game. • Monday, Jan. 16, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. — Cedars-Sinai will host a Day of Service event in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. at the Cedar-Sinai Blood Donor Services Facility, 8700 Beverly Blvd., South Tower, Room
Chuck, the Clippers mascot with a Cedars-Sinai Blood Donor Services bloodmobile.
1690. • Tuesday, Jan. 24, from 7 a.m.6:30 p.m. — Cedars-Sinai will host an anniversary blood drive featuring prizes, giveaways and a frozen yogurt bar at the Cedars-Sinai blood donor facility. For more information, visit h t t p s : / / w w w. c e d a r s sinai.edu/Patients/Programs-andServices/Blood-Donor-Services/. Every year, more than 30,000 units of red blood cells, 7,000 units of platelets and 11,000 units of plasma are transfused at Cedars-Sinai, according to Ellen Klapper, MD, medical director of Transfusion Medicine.
Excellence on Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) has been awarded $880,000 from the L.A. County Department of Public Health to help fight obesity in West Los Angeles. Funding from the California Department of Public Health and the U.S. Department of Agriculture will also support the “Champions for Change—Healthy Communities Initiative,” which aims to reduce the prevalence of obesity among low-income Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program-Education eligible populations by providing nutrition education, physical activity promotion, and working to create healthier environments for low-income individuals and families where they live, learn, work, play, pray and shop. Key efforts under the initiative include teaching fundamental skills such as cooking, reading food labels, shopping on a budget, growing fruits and vegetables, and introducing low-cost and fun ways to be physically active. In addition, champions in communities throughout the county will be identified to help improve access to healthier foods and increase opportunities to be physical active in a variety of settings, including schools, worksites and neighborhoods. “We are pleased to be a part of this
tiative, as we are uniquely positioned to reach children and their families in the underserved communities in West L.A,” said Larry Yin, MD, MSPH, program director and director of the USC UCEDD at CHLA. “We are working toward making healthier foods more affordDr. Larry Yin able and available as well as identifying ways to integrate daily physical activity to improve the overall health of families in West Los Angeles. According to the “LA County: A Cities and Communities Health Report,” obesityrelated chronic illnesses continue to rank among the top 10 leading causes of premature death, including heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. While the obesity epidemic continues to impact virtually all population groups, 15.3-percent of children in grades 5, 7, and 9 are obese and an estimated 10 -percent and 33.5-percent of adults are obese and overweight, respectively, in West Los Angeles. Of those adults who are overweight or obese, 69.8-percent are Latino, 47.5-percent are African American and 40 percent are Caucasian. “Reducing obesity is a priority of Public Health and a key objective of the ‘Champions for Change Healthy Comm u n i t i e s I n i t i a t i v e ,’ ” said Jeffrey Gunzenhauser, interim health officer of L.A. County. “By investing in our communities and the people we serve, we are hopeful that we can make impactful, long-lasting changes for better health outcomes.” Along with Dr. Yin, this effort will be supported by Co-Director A l e x i s D e av e n p o r t Saman, DrPH, Alicia Hausler Flewelling, MPH, Anet Piridzhanyan, MS, RD and Kinnari Jhaveri, MBA, of USC UCEDD at CHLA.
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With Help From SAFE-T-PROOF, Now Is The Time To Get Ready For ‘The Big One’
ith the possibility of a magnitude 7.0 earthquake in Southern California in the next two years—both JPL and the United States Geological Survey give it an 85-98 percent chance—how can one insure family safety and protect irreplaceable art works and heirlooms? Mike Essrig, president/CEO of SAFE-TPROOF Disaster Preparedness and ETC Building and Design, has the answers. An expert in earthquake retrofitting for hospitals and fastening for homes, hospitals and labs, Essrig’s company, endorsed by the California Earthquake Authority, is now marking 24 years. “Safety is #1,” he says. “In a quake people’s instinct is to run outside, but their way may be blocked by furniture or broken glass from pictures and mirrors. And if they want to make sure their children are safe they may not be able to get to bedrooms.” His company, born out of Essrig’s desire to keep his own family safe, specializes in securing furniture in every room of the house from armoires in bedrooms and china hutches in dining room to children’s beds. They even have a patented kitchen cabinet system that locks the doors, only when triggered by an earthquake. The company’s Museum Quality Fastening Division is for homeowners who want to protect valuable art, sculptures, vases, glass cabinets and more, but who are concerned about the aesthetics. Tools including steel cable, filament line, straps of different sizes and colors (designed and patented by Essrig and tested on the Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research shaketable at Berkeley) high-bond adhesive, and clear bendable plastic, often molded and created on the spot, are used in various combinations to hold everything from Ming vases
to sculptures and furniture up to 1,000 pounds. “The different techniques depend on what customers want and what works for the furniture, “We hide as much as possible.” says Essrig, “behind, if something is low, and on top for a tall display case, for example. And we never put anything on unless a client agrees. That’s why we’re called all over the state (the firm has offices in San Franciso, Los Angeles and San Diego) for high-end and celebrity homes.” The company is the result of the fastening he did at his own home. Having escaped serious injury in the 1971 Sylmar quake, he was worried about his own young children at home with a nanny, with his wife at work, and not being able to get to them. He set about securing every piece of furniture in his house—installed safety latches on every cabinet and added an automatic gas shut-off valve. And he felt great when he was done. “This house can withstand an earthquake,” he remembers thinking. Then what he thought would be a side business bloomed after the Jan. 17, 1994 Northridge quake. His phone began ringing off the hook with calls from clients thanking him for the preparations he had made. Everything he had fastened held and the emergency kits he had provided were a life saver. To raise awareness about earthquake safety, SAFE-T-PROOF created the world's first mobile earthquake simulator, known as the Quake Cottage in 1995. Simulating up to an 8.0 quake, “it reminds people of what an earthquake feels like,” says Essrig, “and what they can do to protect themselves. It has appeared at several yearly Beverly Hills events.
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THE FASHION OF BEVERLY HILLS
ADL Honors Curt And Priscilla Tamkin, Gary Roberts At Gala
Curt & Priscilla Tamkin
NEWLYWEDS–Beverly Hills Unified School District’s Chief Administrative Officer La Tanya Kirk-Carter finished out 2016 by tying the knot with Rick Latham in an intimate ceremony. The two first met in kindergarten at 52nd Street elementary school in Los Angeles. Congratulations!
Gary D. Roberts
BEACON OF LIGHT–The Anti-Defamation League’s Pacific Southwest Region held its annual Gala Celebration in The Beverly Hilton, raising nearly $1 million to support its efforts in combatting anti-Semitism and bigotry. Honored were Curt and Priscilla S. Tamkin of Bel-Air (“Humanitarian Award”) and Gary D. Roberts, EVP and head of the Fox Group Legal Department. Actor Rob Morrow served as emcee while Ivy Kagan Bierman spoke at her first gala since becoming the ADL’s regional board chair. Photos by Michael Kovac
BEVERLY HILLS DANCE–The Beverly Hills High School Advance Dance Theater Company kicked off their annual dance show on Wednesday at the Nate Holden Performing Arts Center to the delight of those in attendance. Dances featured works from Janet Roston, Sam Allen, Dana Findley, Laurie Sefton, Tor Campbell, and student choreographers. Tickets are still available for tonight’s show at 7:15 p.m. To purchase tickets, visit: www.itsmyseat.com/BHHS. Photo by Tim Agler
FOCUS IRAN–Opening Jan. 29, the Craft & Folk Art Museum and Farhang Foundation will present “Focus Iran 2: Contemporary Photography and Video,” the second biennial juried exhibition of contemporary works relating to Iranian culture and heritage. The group exhibition features an international selection of artists from around the world, showcasing a rare collection of diverse perspectives of contemporary Iranian life. Visit: www.cafam.org. Pictured: False Roots, Sanaz Khosravi, digital photograph. Image courtesy of the artist.
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Jeffrey Kahane To End LACO Tenure With Ambitious, City-Wide Concert Series “I realized After 20 years with the Los Angeles that Prinz’ and Chamber Orchestra (LACO), Music Weill’s lives not Director Jeffrey Kahane is ending his only paralleled tenure with what he calls “a gift to the each other, but city.” (He will remain as a conductor laualso that of my reate.) mother in terms Kahane, who grew up in Beverly of their German Hills and spent two years at Beverly High Jewish refugee before transferring to the San Francisco status, their outConservatory of Music, has spent two spokenness and years preparing Lift Every Voice, a citytheir concern wide series of concerts, symposiums, film for civil rights.” screenings and more, launching with the A highlight “Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day” of the series will Concert,” at 7 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 14 at be the first L.A. West Angeles Church. performance LACO members will join the Inner since the 1950’s City Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles, the of Weill’s musiUSC Chamber Singers, the New Horical Lost in the zons School Choir and more for the proStars, Saturday gram including We Shall Overcome and I and Sunday, Jan. Have A Dream. Jeffrey Kahane 28-29 at UCLA’s “This is something I’ve wanted to do for 15 years,” says Kahane, “to bring to- Royce Hall. “Weill is a composer I’ve loved since gether as many different parts of the city as possible and speak to issues that mean I was a child,” says Kahane. While many a great deal to me, like racism, oppres- are familiar with Mack The Knife from sion, freedom and the idea of speaking The Threepenny Opera, “a lot of people out on behalf of those experiencing injus- don’t know that he wrote significant concert music before he left Germany and tice.” Inspired by the lives of human and arrived in New York to become a towercivil rights champions Rabbi Joachim ing figure on Broadway,” Kahane adds. With concerts and programs at sites Prinz, composer Kurt Weill and Martin Luther King Jr., the seeds for the series ranging from a church to USC, UCLA, the began when Kahane was approached by Academy of Motion Picture Arts & friend and composer Bruce Adolphe to Sciences and more, the series’ geographperform his violin concerto I Will Not ical span was intentional. “I wanted to Remain Silent, inspired by the life of wrap my arms around the city and invite Prinz. He presented the work to violinist as many and different kinds of audiences Daniel Hope who will perform the work’s as possible.” Tickets for Life Every Voice events West Coast premiere in an 8 p.m., Saturday, Jan 21 concert in Glendale’s vary, and some are free. For information, Alex Theater. The program will also fea- visit www.laco.org or call 213-6227001.—Steve Simmons ture two of Weill’s works.
BHHS Sets Comedia Dell’Arte Hit For Next Weekend Music, slapstick, mistaken identities and romance abound in old Venice when Beverly Hills High School Theatre Arts and Michael J. Libow present the comedy, The Servant Of Two Masters, at 7 p.m., Thursday-Saturday, Jan. 19, 20 and 21 with a special 4 p.m., Monday, Jan. 23 in the Salter Family Theatre on the Beverly Hills High School campus, 241 S. Moreno Dr.
The traditional comedia dell’arte piece by Carlo Goldoni, written in the 1600s, has been given a contemporary adaptation by Odet Gross and Tracy Young as commissioned by the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in 2009. Tickets are $10 for general admission, $8 for students and senior citizens and $5 for Beverly High ASB members.
KCET’s Cohen Film Classics Offers Viewers A Curated Lineup Of 10 Iconic Films Cohen Film Classics, a new show offering viewers a chance to see “some of the most iconic films that defined the 20th century cinema landscape,” will debut at 10 p.m., Friday, Jan. 27 on independent nonprofit public broadcast and digital network, KCETLink Media Group, and air nationwide at 9 p.m. on LinkTV (DISH Network 9410, DirecTV 375). The series will include films by directors including Alfred Hitchcock, Fritz Lang and Luc Beeson and stars like Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh. The series is hosted by Charles S. Cohen, president/CEO of Cohen Media Group, producer and distributor of arthouse, foreign and classic films. Cohen Film Classics airs immediately following KCET Must See Movies, at 8 p.m. Fridays, creating a block of highquality, uninterrupted films. Each film will be available for streaming online for seven days following the broadcast pre-
miere. Cohen will choose 10 films from the more than 700 titles featured in the Cohen Film Collection to create a mix of 10 films including documentaries, musicals, comedies, animation, dramas and avant-garde works. The series will debut with the TV premiere of Oscar-winner Chuck Workman’s documentary What is Cinema? featuring more than 100 clips, archival interviews and interviews with Mike Leigh, Robert Altman and Akira Kurosawa. During the premiere, KCET and Link TV will air an exclusive interview with Workman about the documentary. The series will continue at 9 p.m., Friday, Feb. 3 with 1952s Sudden Fear starring Joan Crawford and Jack Palance. For more information, visit www.kcet.org/shows/cohen-film-classics.
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OUTLOOK B E V E R LY H I L L S OUTLOOK Presenting new and rarely heard classic music, Jacaranda will launch its “Age of Adams” series with American Berserk at 8 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 14 at Cal State Northridge’s Valley Performing Arts Center, 18111 Nordhoff St. With the Lyris Quartet and dancers, Christopher Taylor and Gloria Cheng, pianos; and the Jacaranda Chamber Orchestra led by Mark Alan Hilt, the concert will feature music by Louis Moreau Gottschalk, Scott Joplin, Art Tatum and Duke Ellington, Thelonius Monk, Conlon Nancarrow and John Adams. Tickets range from $38-$80. To purchase and for more information, visit www.valleyperformingartscenter.org or jacarandamusic.org. • • • • • Fiesta dancers, the firing of a Howitzer cannon, and a tour of the archeological dig will highlight the 67th re-enactment of the 170th year of the signing of the articles of capitulation (ending the Mexican-American War) at Campo de Cahuenga at 12:30 p.m., Sunday, Jan 15 at the site of the original Campo de Cahuenga, 3912 Lankershim Blvd., Universal City. The placing of a memorial wreath and presentation of the 12 flags over California, will also be part of the free program sponsored by Campo de Cahuenga Historical Memorial Association and the city of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks. For more information, visit www.campodecaheunga.org or email@example.com. • • • • • Arik Wollheim, cantor at Beverly Hills’ Beth Jacob Congregation, along with Hasidic singer Shlomo Simcha and Cantor Sol Zim, will showcase the music of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach in Carlebach Goes Symphonic, at 7 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 15 at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre, 4401 W 8th St, L.A. Carlebach (1925-1994) composed thousands of melodies, and recorded more than 25 albums over the course of his lifetime, and the show will feature his best-known melodies, accompanied by a 41-piece orchestra. Tickets range from $35$125. For more information, visit www.bethjacob.org. • • • • • The Library Foundation of Los Angeles’ free Aloud series continues at 7:15 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 17 with “Hiding in Plain Sight: The Pursuit of War Criminals from Nuremberg to The War on Terror,” at The Los Angeles Central Library’s Mark Taper Auditorium, at 630 W Fifth St. Authors Alexa Koenig, Victor Peskin, and Eric Stover will explore the global effort to capture the world’s most wanted
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fugitives and the evolution of international justice. For reservations, visit www.lfla.org/aloud or call 213292-6254. • • • • • Richard Shelton will present his Sinatra And Me one-man show at 8 p.m., Friday, Jan 20 in the eSpot Lounge at Vitello’s Jazz Richard Club, 4349 Shelton Tujunga Ave., Studio City. Along with Ol’ Blue Eyes’ hits the show offers Shelton’s stories on the synchronicity—he has Sinatra’s tuxedo—between himself and the show business icon. Tickets are $20 and $40 and available at espotlounge.com, http://www.vitellosrestaurant.c om/purchase-tickets or by calling 818-769-0905. • • • • •
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LA-based composer/conductor Derrick Spiva Jr. and Bridge to Everywhere, a 16piece ensemble dedicated to performing music by composers who celebrate cultural diversity through interwoven musical traditions, will present Music Without Borders at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Jan. 20 at Théâtre Raymond Kabbaz, the performance space at Le Lycée Français de Los Angeles, 10361 W. Pico Blvd. On the program will be five world premieres of original works by Spiva, all inspired by traditional music from Ghana, India, Mexico, Eastern Europe and beyond. Tickets are $25 for adults, and $15 for students. For more information about the event, visit http://www.theatreraymondkabbaz.com. Tickets are available at http://tinyurl.com/nj7aulr. • • • • • Pianist Robert Thies, who first captured worldwide attention in 1995 when he won the Gold Medal at the Second International Prokofiev Competition in St. Petersburg, Russia, will present a concert of music by Beethoven, Schubert, Brahms, Rachmaninoff, Scriabin, Debussy and Ravel at 3 p.m, Sunday, Jan. 22 at The Ebell of Los Angeles, 743 South Lucerne Blvd. Tickets are $35 and may be purchased at EbellEventTickets.com.
THE FEAR OF CLOWNS With the passage of time, the dial on my clown awareness meter has moved from friendly to fearful resulting in my having a real fear of clowns or Coulrophobia as it’s known among the medical fraternity and clownologists who estimate that tens of million of U.S. adults suffer from this anxiety disorder. As the two headed clown in the circus sideshow is so fond of saying, the more you stare at a clown’s perpetually smiling face, the more it wraps you into something more sinister. But then again he talks out of both sides of two mouths. Growing up I adored clowns. They always put in an appearance at my birthday parties, were the highlight of my visits to the circus, and like the pranksters and jesters who were a popular form of entertainment in medieval times, prompted me to forgo my school studies in favor of becoming a class clown. I constantly tested the patience of my teachers relying on a balancing act of being funny and outright insubordination in order to amuse my classmates, especially the girls. High school quarterbacks may have received all of the glory but as a class clown I got all the laughs. Sadly, with iPhones and social media now a staple in schoolrooms, class clowns have become a dying breed– that’s no laughing matter. My sense of clown culture instilled in me the false notion that there were only good clowns such as Clarabell, who made it big on the Howdy Doody show and bore a striking resemblance to my uncle Moe, an unsuccessful brain surgeon; Ronald McDonald with his trademark red hair and yellow jump suit, an outfit I had not seen since my shrink, Sigmund, donned one for our counseling sessions while insisting that I wear a red rubber nose; Bozo the clown of who Carl Sagan, the famed scientist once said: “they laughed at Columbus, they laughed at Fulton, they laughed at the Wright brothers but they also laughed at Bozo” and the legendary Emmet Kelly who rose to fame as the sad faced hobo clown “Weary Willie.” It wasn’t however until I saw the classic cult film Killer Klowns From Outer Space and witnessed the Klown Army reeking havoc on an unsuspecting population that I realized there were so many evil clowns lurking among us. Imagine watching these guys blasting random victims with a ray gun that cocoons them with cotton candy! An unpleasant but nonetheless sugar coated way to go. Other clowns that you don’t want to mess with include the Joker, the sinister super villain and archenemy of Batman played to perfection by Jack Nicholson, Pennywise, the sadistic, wisecracking dancing clown who received top billing but not an Oscar nomination for his role in the Stephen King flick It; Pagliacci, who slayed his wife Nedda (opera buffs agree that she had it coming); Krusty the tragic clown who garnered legions of fans, but never a TV Guide cover story, while appearing on The Simpsons; and let’s not forget Pogo, the weird clown character used by mass murder John Wayne Gacy leaving no doubt that he epitomized the concept of an “evil clown.” My fears have been bolstered by recent disturbing reports of creepy clowns running amok in our neighborhoods. Sightings have included luring school age children into the woods on the pretext of searching for Little Red Riding Hood, using kitchen knives to frighten and dispatch unsuspecting people, video taping their reactions and then posting them on line; threats of mayhem directed to students and one that hits close to home. It seems that a trio of rogue clowns, most likely drop outs from the Ringling Bros, Barnum & Bailey clown college, were discovered hiding in my aging in-laws bedroom and observed them watching Masters Of Sex and scheming how to avoid leaving their money to the kids after they pass on which as it turned out occurred during the second commercial break. The final score: clowns 2, in-laws 0. If that isn’t enough to frighten you, picture this. I’m standing in front of Pinks hot dog stand waiting patiently to order a “Guadalajara Dog” adorned with relish, onions, tomatoes, avocados, hot sauce and topped with sour cream, when I hear the unmistakable flap-flap-flap of oversize clown shoes heading my way. I turn around and freeze in my tracks traumatized because rounding the corner of Melrose Avenue and heading on to La Brea is a small army of sinister looking clowns, wearing grotesque makeup and wielding giant mallets, machetes and mace. It’s too late to call Clownbusters so all of Pinks customers, who are freaking out, run for their lives as the menacing clown leader shouts out to the terrified countermen, we’ll have what they were having! But enough clowning around, the lyrics from Stephen Sondheim’s Send In The Clowns says it all: “but where are the clowns, send in the clowns, don’t bother they’re here.” Yes they are here and make no mistake about it, menacing clowns are visceral, unforgiving and very real and no longer slip on banana skins just to get a cheap laugh. What’s next, macabre robotic clowns sport? Beverly Hills resident Roger Lefkon is a veteran TV writer/producer; former senior executive for Merv Griffin Entertainment; and author of The World Is A Really Scary Place.
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Friars Charitable Foundation Hosts Annual Holiday Luncheon The Friars Charitable Foundation was honored by the Lennox Unified School District with a certificate of appreciation for its years of outreach to L.A.-area children. Sergio Hernandez, Jr., president of the Lennox Unified School District Board, along with David M. Anderson, Lennox Expanded Learning manager, and Hugo Rojas, CEO/founder California Sid Gittler, chair- Youth Karate Club, joined in presenting the man of the Friars honor to Marilyn Stambler, foundation presiCharitable dent, and the board. Foundation board Along with children from the Lennox School District, The Friars also invited children from LA’s Best, L.A.’s Allstars, Catholic Big Brother Big Sisters, Eastmont Community Center, L.A. County Sheriff’s Youth Activity League Foundation (Norwalk, Palmdale, Compton, and South), Para Los Ninos and Variety Boys and Girls Club. More than 400 children and chaperones Marge Graff, took part in the festivities at Temple Emanuel. boardmember Lunch was catered by Joann Roth of Someone’s In The Kitchen. Entertainment included Hart to Hart DJ, Robbie Britt (as Santa Claus) and Silly Sally’s clowns. Each child received a gift plus $5 cash. The Friars Charitable Foundation has hosted the event for 50 years.
The Lennox Unified School District honored the Friars Charitable Foundation at its annual Holiday Luncheon and Program. Representing the district were Sergio Hernandez, Jr., district board president (left), and David M. Anderson, Lennox Expanded Learning manager (third from left), with foundation boardmembers Linda Schwartz, President Marilyn Stambler, Lou Zigman, event chair Fran Zigman, and Lissa Harrison. Hugo Rojas, CEO/founder California Youth Karate Club (second from right), also attended.
Santa’s helpers Vicky Landeker and Linda Goldberg, foundation volunteers for more than 10 years.
Santa Claus (Robbie Britt) with Linda Schwartz and Shanghai
Stepahnia Lipner and Fred Heinrich, cofounders, Inner City Filmmakers Joann Roth
Partygoers enjoyed a stiltwalker, balloon creations and treats including cotton candy and popcorn.
Beverly Hills Police Officer Dave Rudy and BH Firefighter Phil Peck with Echo.
Beverly Hills’ Anne Cole, Icon Of The Fashion Swimwear Industry, Dies At Age 90 By John L. Seitz Anne Cole, an icon of the fashion swimwear industry for five decades, died Tuesday in Beverly Hills after a short illness. She was 90. The fourth generation Californian was born into a family that manufactured apparel. In the 1920’s her father Fred Cole founded Cole of California, makers of swimsuits worn and endorsed by Hollywood stars such as Esther Williams. She went to work for her
father, learning the business from the bottom, starting in the mailroom and eventually becoming the company’s top salesperson handling key accounts such as Saks Fifth Avenue, Marshall-Field’s, Bloomingdale’s and Macy’s. She was chosen by the Ford Motor Company to appear in national ads as the spokesperson for its new Thunderbird car. She is survived by her brothers Jeffrey Cole and Maj. Gen.Thomas Cole, and sister Penny Cole,
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to the Otis College Fa s h i o n Anne Cole Design Scholarship Fund c/o Otis College of Art and Design 9045 Lincoln Blvd Los Angeles CA 90045.
local prominence despite his instrumental hand in shaping the film industry that revolutionized Beverly Hills with worldwide familiarity,” explained Cultural Heritage Commission Chair Rebecca Pynoos. “According to former Planning Commissioner Craig Corman who authored this change, a person only qualifies as being a person of great local prominence if they have had a public street or public park named after them. However, Samuel Goldwyn, who left Warsaw at a young age on foot and penniless, emigrated to New York working as a glove salesman would rise to become a major movie mogul in Los Angeles and is considered someone some-
one of great national importance under criteria B3” Pynoos said the commission was also looking forward to recognizing the work of significant landscape artists, such as Tommy Tomson, who designed the grounds at the Samuel Goldwyn estate. The recommendation will now go to the Beverly Hills City Council for approval. “Our commission is so pleased to have worked closely with staff under the leadership of Mark Odell and the property owner to recognize this important property as well as the significant pioneering role of Samuel Goldwyn in the creation of Southern California's film industry and studio system,” said Pynoos.
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architectural style.” The significance of the home is its aesthetic and architectural value as an exceptional work of architecture by a Master Architect owned and occupied by a person of great importance. Ironically, though it was occupied by a world-famous person, under the revised Cultural Heritage ordinance, his achievements do not make him a “person of local prominence.” “Unfortunately, under our current revised ordinance, a highly restrictive change was made to the criteria B4 so that Samuel Goldwyn would not be considered a person of great
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Stieglitz in 1942, Callahan decided to devote his energies to photography. Robert Heinecken (19312006) pushed the boundaries of the photographic medium, breaking through aesthetic and technical limitations of the genre. After attaining his master’s degree in 1960 from the University of California at Los Angeles, the University hired
him as a professor of photography where he remained for 31 years, in 1963 founding the photography department. “These were two artists who were dedicated to experimenting in the darkroom and letting the decisions they would make lead the way,” Selwyn said. For information, visit www.marcselwynfineart.com. The exhibition runs through Feb. 18.
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GREAT GOAL BY THE AYSO – The American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) Region 76 Beverly Hills generally committed to giving the Beverly Hills Unified District through the Joint Powers Agreement (JPA) with the City of Beverly Hills an initial $250,000 and an additional $50,000 within five years. Portions of the funds will go toward helping pay to replace the Beverly Vista turf. Pictured (from left): Board President Mel Spitz, AYSO Community Affairs Director (and past Regional Commissioner) Jeffrey Pop, AYSO Regional Commissioner Alexander Grossman, Boardmember Howard Goldstein, Assistant Regional Commissioner Rick Wolfen, and Superintendent Steve Kessler.
Prolific Director/Producer/Writer Jeffrey Hayden Dead At Age 90 By John L. Seitz Theatre, TV and film director/producer/writer Jeffrey Hayden died on Dec. 24 at age 90 after a year of cancer treatment. He and his wife, Oscarwinning Eva Marie Saint, had been married for 65 years. Born in New York on Oct. 15, 1926, he began his career at NBC there after graduating from the University of North Carolina. He went to ABC-TV as an associate director two years later and directed the first color specials for NBC-TV Lady In The Dark and The Chocolate Soldier. He then directed Saint, and Richard Kiley in the prestigious Omnibus series on CBS. In 1954, Hayden joined The Philco Television Playhouse, where he directed live television dramas with such stars as James Dean, Walter Matthau,
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SurveyLA that named the 300block of Oakhurst a potential Historic District, had been suppressed by employees of the Los Angeles planning department. The developer went to the Planning Commission three times, starting with a massive six-story block building. It was paired down each time, never coming to terms with the demands of the community to respect the neighborhood character. All of the councilmembers showed sensitivity to the residents’ concerns, which was not the case when the project last came before the Beverly Hills Planning Commission. The project was approved by the planning commission on Oct. 13 last year in a 2-1 vote with Commissioners Howard Fisher and Alan Block absent, and Vice Chair Lori Gordon voting against the project. An appeal was filed by resident Steve Mayer on Oct. 24. The project initially drew attention in Feb. 2015 when the group filed a Writ of Mandate challenging the approval of a vesting tentative tract map and adoption of a mitigated negative declaration by the City of Los Angeles. The Beverly Hills
and Paul Newman. His work attracted the attention of several film studios, and he moved with his family to California to direct a film for MGM’s One of Hollywood’s popular and most enduring couples Jeffrey Hayden and Eva Marie Saint Dore Schary. Hayden’s were married 65 years. credits as a director of many Jones, Cagney And Lacey, In diverse television shows The Heat Of The Night, and include The Andy Griffith Magnum, P.I. In lieu of flowers, consider Show, Leave It To Beaver, a memorial gift to advance canLassie, Dennis The Menace, Please Don't Eat The Daisies, cer research at UCLA’s Jonsson The Donna Reed Show, 77 Comprehensive Cancer Center, Sunset Strip, Name of the Attn: Melissa Brody; 8-950 Game, Route 66, Mannix, Factor Bldg, Box 951780, Los Peyton Place, Quincy, The Bold Angeles, CA; 90095-1780 or Ones, Ironside, Alias Smith & call 310-206-0675.
City Council called a special meeting to decide if the City would file an appeal of Los Angeles’ approval. “It seems unreasonable that the city of Los Angeles would make a determination about a property located partially in Beverly Hills. . . Beverly Hills has the right and responsibility to protect its citizens,” said then ViceMayor Julian Gold, a sentiment he expressed Tuesday evening. At the 2015 meeting, the council voted 2-2, Councilmembers Willie Brien and Nancy Krasne nay to Gold and Councilmember John Mirisch, with then-Mayor Lili Bosse absent. The tied vote left Los Angeles as the lead agency. Tuesday, Vice Mayor Nancy Krasne said she was very sorry she voted against it. “I was one of the people who ceded the project back to LA, thinking that the majority of the project was in LA and ‘why are we doing it?’ I was absolutely wrong . . . and I apologize,” she said. Krasne expressed concerns about the intensification of usage. “It does cause more traffic. It is not an inconvenience; it is a threat to health and safety. . . This community says they don’t want it.” With 18 feet of the project fronting at an address in Beverly Hills, residents would
before 20 speakers took the board to task based on the belief that Hawthorne was slated for closure. “The conversation last week was just to direct staff to go look at the options; not that this board wants to close a school,” Margo clarified once he finally had an opportunity to speak. “This board wants to make sure that they have all the information moving forward. “My job as a board member is to look at everything and to weigh every option. We have to look at everything if we’re going to make major cuts. If we don’t, then we’re going to do it erroneously, and then you’re going to wind up losing programs.” With a budget situation that needs to be addressed immediately, the board must consider various options on how to shave millions from the upcoming budget–and keep it off for years to come. Spitz predicted that the most likely result of the board’s decisions would be to increase class sizes and eliminate certain classes and programs. Despite the fact that Tuesday evening’s speakers were laboring under a false premise, namely that the board had decided to close Hawthorne, those that spoke were clearly passionate about the importance of the City’s oldest school within the community.
From young students who tugged at heart strings as they asked what would happen to their teachers and friends to parents expressing dismay that the board would opt to close a lighthouse school to many, many remonstrations – one speaker likened the school board to a “wild dog” that bites off its leg to solve a problem – it was clear that the passion for Hawthorne runs deep in the community. “It’s the heart of Beverly Hills,” stated one speaker. Margo emphasized that even if the board wanted to close the school (which it does not), with two schools currently under construction, it’s an impossible prospect, given that there would be nowhere to put all the students. “We were never going to just shut the school down; we have to look at future options,” he said. “Please understand that this is very, very early on in the discussion...Whether we close a school or not, whether it’s Hawthorne or not, understand this....this board...[is] committed to coming out of this process fully engaged with the community.” The community is encouraged to attend the upcoming budget study session, currently planned for Tuesday, Jan. 24. The board has until March to figure out how to address next year’s budget, at which time the proposed budget will be submitted to the Los Angeles County Office of Education.
developers are being put on notice. Last year, activists who helped to pass a new hillside ordinance faced an organized opposition by members of the building and real estate communities, but the residents prevailed. Developers have been watching carefully, according to sources, who say that they were poised to tear down other buildings on the block to build more condo developments. Unfortunately, residents cannot relax. In both cases, there is no finality. The developers of the Loma Linda project are still actively seeking to build. It is not known what Oakhurst will do. The council voted unanimously to reject the MND and to return the stiff filing fees. Mayer sued to appeal the Los Angeles Planning approvals unsuccessfully in LA Superior Court in October. An appeal before the Second District Court of Appeal will be heard “de novo,” and may take as long as two years, said Hall, whose experience is mostly in the trenches in L.A. “I was extremely impressed with Steve and the others. Two former mayors, a representative from the Beverly Hills Municipal League, one histori-
an, and a representative from the Los Angeles Conservancy that's quite the cadre of supporters! I was also extremely impressed by all the city council members who were very thoughtful and deliberative. A level of review was provided for this project that would've been unheard of in the city of Los Angeles. The residents and citizens of the City of Beverly Hills should be proud of their elected leaders,” concluded Hall. For now, says Hall, it is up to the developer, who could come back with a project that reflects the community. The lawsuit with the Court of Appeals must be decided first. But the message is clear, Beverly Hills’ residents care about neighborhood character. “The Oakhurst appeal was a hugely important and precedent setting issue,” said Bosse. “I wanted to send a very strong message that priority number one will always be to protect the quality of life for our residents by ensuring the character and neighborhood charm. Zoning code must reflect our General Plan principles and values. If you want to build in Beverly Hills, you need to build by our standards, no exception. Residents come first, always have and always will.”
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have paid taxes primarily to the city of Los Angeles and enjoyed Beverly Hills amenities, including City services such as schools, fire and police, an argument that became significant as the council drew to a vote. “What was presented to us in no way represented Beverly Hills,” said Councilmember Lili Bosse. “Our job is to maintain the character and integrity of Beverly Hills. Why are we at 52 feet? Look at it in the streetscape! It is massive. I cannot make the findings!” Each time this project came before the planning commission or the city council, information was prepared by Assistant Planning Director Ryan Gohlich, who presented the item again on Tuesday evening. In each case, many sources argue, information was left out and other information was inaccurate or misleading in favor of the applicant developer. The Oakhurst victory, like the resident’s victory over the Loma Linda development last year, demonstrates a level of frustration with perceived overdevelopment that has given rise to organized efforts to take back neighborhoods. City planners and planning commissioners who work closely with
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Joan Mangum The Children’s Defense Fund-California hosted its 26th “Beat the Odds” awards ceremony at The Beverly Wilshire. The celebration honored five Los Angeles high school “stars” – Alexandra Flores, Cierra Gunderson, Destiny Novillo, Forencia Valenzuela, and Jose Aceves – in recognition of their excellence in academic achievement, despite overwhelming obstacles standing in their way. The event was hosted by the Children’s Defense Fund President Marian Wright Edelman, along with support from co-chairs Jurnee Smollett-Bell and Josiah Bell, Carol and Frank Biondi, Ruth-Ann Huvane, Kevin Huvane, Katie Sharer and Mark Mullen, and Liza and Conan O’Brien, the latter served as emcee, with co-chair SmollettBell pulling double duty as a presenter during the program. She was joined by additional special guests including presenters Tory Kittles, Jennifer Morrison, Timothy Olyphant, and Milo Ventimiglia, and guests J.J. Abrams and Katie McGrath, Andy Buckley, Joel McHale, Kevin Nealon and Susan Yeagley, Keke Palmer, Glen Powell, Andy Richter, and more. Thanks to generous support, each student honoree will receive a $10,000 college scholarship and support services including: private tutoring, one-on-one counseling, ongoing mentoring, internship placements, life skills development, SAT prep, and week-long college tours at no cost. ****** The J. Paul Getty Trust awarded the “J. Paul Getty Medal” to musician Yo-Yo Ma and, posthumously, to artist Ellsworth Kelly at a gathering of 350 arts and community leaders at Getty Center. Esa-Pekka Salonen, principal conductor of London’s Philharmonia Orchestra and conductor laureate for the l.A. Philharmonic, introduced Yo-Yo Ma, who was honored for his efforts to further understanding of the world’s diverse cultures. Kelly, who passed away late last year, was honored for paintings and sculptures of the highest quality and originality. “Yo-Yo Ma is not only one of the world’s greatest musicians, he is one of our greatest ambassadors for international cultural understanding, and Ellsworth Kelly was among the most important artists of his generation. Through the Ellsworth Kelly Foundation, he was a passionate advocate for conversation of art and cultural heritage around the world,” said J. Paul Getty Trust President/CEO James Cuno. Attendees included Agnes Gund; architect Frank Gehry; composers Quincy Jones, John Williams and Thomas Ades; artists Chuck Arnolid, Tacita Dean, Thomas Demand, Lari Pittman, and Bill Viola; actor John Lithgow; soprano Renee Fleming; and musician Kayhan Kalhor. Yo-Yo Ma and members of the Silk Road Ensemble performed for the guests.
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It may not be celebrated at El Pollo Loco, but this year marks the return of the chicken to the forefront of the Chinese calendar and the reason to have yet another party, which this year is at Sunnylands Center & Gardens … and it’s free. Years ago, Amb. Walter and Leonore Annenberg began a tradition of hosting exuberant New Year’s Eve celebrations at Sunnylands, their lavish winter estate in Rancho Mirage, and while the Annenbergs are no longer with us, the tradition is remembered with a free Family Day on Jan. 22, featuring Chinese lion dancers, a community chalk drawing and numerous hands-on activities for children and adults. Serendipitously, the Family Day also falls during the exhibition, “Asian Artists in Crystal: Steuben Glass at Sunnylands, showcasing 36 glass objects that craftsmen at the Steuben Glass Co. engraved with the design of artists from 16 countries in Asia and the Middle East. This month’s Family Day fun includes decoration of paper lanterns and joining in the chalk drawing of a dragon with Bijan Masoumanath, an Iranian-born artist and frequent participation in chalk festivals across California. No celebration of Chinese New Year would be complete without lion dancers, and at 11 a.m. the renowned troupe, Wushu Shaolin, will perform on the Great Lawn in a production featuring music, dance, kung fu and elaborate costumes. Then, at 12:30 p.m., Anne Rowe, director of collections and exhibitions at Sunnylands will talk about the Annenbergs’ famous New Year’s Eve celebrations that brought U.S. presidents and celebrity entertainers together through the decades to welcome in the new year. For more information, call 760-202-2234. ****** The underlying theme for the series of plays presented by CVRep (Coachella Valley Repertory Theatre) during the 2015-2016 season said it all: “Identity: Lost and Found.” Operating pretty much under the radar, CVRep, was formed, initially, as producer of Youth Outreach productions and special events and venues through the Coachella Valley. In 2010, CVRep found a home at The Atrium in Rancho Mirage and begun producing adult plays, but word of its existence was spotty, at best. Yet, in 2015, CVRep received Small Professional Theatre status from Actors’ Equity and rented additional space. CVRep has come along way since its founding. Student enrollment in the CVRep has increased 150-percent from the year before, and for the 2016-2017 season subscribers number nearly 1,000. To date, some 12,000 local students have been bussed to the theatre, free of charge, to see age-appropriate socially and culturally relevant productions on such topics as bullying, teen suicide and dealing with the loss of a loved one. Having found its identity, there are two plays and one musical left in CVRep’s 2016-2017 season, all under the theme of “Love, Marriage and Life Changing Events.” More information is at 760-296-2966.
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Jason Meraban chases down a loose ball in Beverly Hills High’s win over Hawthorne on Wednesday. Photo by David Berke
Beverly Hills High Boys Basketball Team Starts Ocean League Play With Thrashing Of Hawthorne By Matt Lopez Led by Daniel Zahabian’s 14 points, three BHHS players scored in double figures in a 72-17 rout of Hawthorne at the Swim Gym. Grant Gaon had 11 points and Jeron Artest added 10 for the Normans. It was the second straight win for BHHS (8-7, 1-0) after a 65-47 rout of La Jolla Country Day on Jan. 7 in the San Diego/LA Challenge at Patrick Henry High in San Diego. Ron Artest III had 20 points in that win, while younger brother Jeron added 14. Kevin Cho added 11 points for the Normans. Next up for the Normans is a road trip to El Segundo High tonight at 7:30 p.m., followed by a nonleague game with JW North in a Martin Luther King Jr. Day exhibition. Girls basketball The BHHS girls basketball team is 12-3 and 1-0 in Ocean League after a 54-10 rout of Hawthorne on Wednesday in the league opener for both teams.
BHHS is riding a 10-game winning streak and hasn’t lost since a 36-33 loss to St. Monica High on Nov. 28. BHHS has a busy weekend, playing at El Segundo tonight at 6 p.m., followed by a nonleague game with Venice on Saturday. Girls soccer The Beverly Hills High girls soccer team is rolling, riding a three-game winning streak into Friday’s Ocean Ron Artest III leads the fast break for BHHS League show- against Hawthorne. Photo by David Berke down with El Segundo. win over Marlborough on Jan. On Jan. 9, Lauren Stein 7, where Dani Elitzur scored scored the lone goal off an twice and Tess Reinhardt assist from Ashley Heravi in a scored once. 1-0 win over Chadwick High of BHHS goalkeeper Maytal Palos Verdes. Sarafian has not allowed a goal That win followed a 3-0 since Dec. 16.
KICK FOR A CURE – The BHHS girls soccer team participated in “Kick For A Cure” which raised $1,500 for Tower Cancer Research Foundation in a charity match with Marlborough High last week. The Normans capped off the event with a 3-0 win. Back row (from left): Athletic Director Kevin Brown, Sarah Smith, Ashley Heravi, Lana Schwartz, Tess Reinhardt, Vivian Geilem, Maytal Sarafian, Dani Elitzur, Angela Bradbury, Emme Hayes, Bianca Castro, Ryan Kenneally, Coach Ryan Franks, Coach Emilio Lari, Coach Michael Sun (not pictured). Bottom row (from left): Lauren Stein, Lauren Aviram, Montana Logan, Kayla Shadgoo, Lily Manavi, Makaya Tome and Camilla Wolff.
Chargers Bolt San Diego, Announce Move To Los Angeles After spending more than two decades without an NFL team, the Southland became a twofranchise town Thursday when the San Diego Chargers announced plans to begin playing in the Los Angeles area this fall. Chargers chairman Dean Spanos announced the move in a letter posted on the team's website. The Chargers will become the second team in the Los Angeles region along with the Rams, The Chargers unveiled a new logo who moved to the area Thursday morning after officially from St. Louis last year, announcing their move to Los giving the Southland its Angeles first NFL team since but off the field as a leader and 1994. champion for the community. The Chargers will eventu- The Chargers are determined ally share the stadium being to fight for L.A. and we are built for the Rams in excited to get started.” Inglewood. That stadium is The decision climaxing the scheduled to open for the 2019 Chargers' long-running search season. for a new playing facility came While the Inglewood stadi- two months after San Diego um is under construction, the voters defeated of Measure C, Chargers will play their home which would have raised hotel games at the 30,000-seat room taxes to provide the pubStubHub Center in Carson. lic portion of the cost of buildThere was no immediate word ing a downtown stadium. on how much the team will Because of the tax increase, charge for tickets at the facility, the ballot measure required which is far smaller than the two-thirds approval to pass, traditional NFL stadium and is but it failed to even get a simless than half the size of the ple majority. Chargers' longtime home at The Chargers also unveiled Qualcomm Stadium. a logo with a white, italicized Spanos noted the LA on a field of dark Dodger Chargers' inaugural season in blue, with the base of the L in 1960 was played in Los the form a lightning bolt. Angeles and while the team NFL commissioner Roger has had fans there since, the Goodell said: “As difficult as Chargers have "a tremendous the news is for Charger fans, I amount of work to do" to earn know Dean Spanos and his the respect and support of Los family did everything they Angeles football fans. could to try to find a viable “We must get back to win- solution in San Diego,” he ning,” Spanos said. “And, we said. must make a meaningful con–– City News Service tribution, not just on the field,
SIMPLY DYNAMITE – The Dynamites, the Beverly Hills AYSO Region 76 Girls Under-12 team, played in the Area 1P Regional Competition and earned a silver medal earlier this month. Pictured, back row (from left): Miryam Cohen (team administrator), Sean Cohen (head coach), Daylen Motamed, Joelle Talassazan, Julian Cohen, Ava Butterfly, Sophie Pourbaba, Hannah Pinchuk, Jeff McQueen (Coach) and Noa Talassazan. Front row (from left): Shiloh Mehrara, Leila Kashani, Elinor Saeidi-Omrany, Alexa Kreshek and Alexa Cohen.
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PUBLIC NOTICES NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE UNDER A NOTICE OF DELINQUENT ASSESSMENT AND CLAIM OF LIEN Order No: 5929824 TS No: M15-11042 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A NOTICE OF DELINQUENT ASSESSMENT AND CLAIM OF LIEN, DATED 08/04/2016. 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 Witkin & Neal, Inc., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to that certain Notice of Delinquent Assessment and Claim of Lien (hereinafter referred to as "Lien"), recorded on 08/09/2016 as instrument number 20160934913, in the office of the County Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California, and further pursuant to the Notice of Default and Election to Sell thereunder recorded on 9/13/2016 as instrument number 20161098625 in said county and further pursuant to California Civil Code Section 5675 et seq. and those certain Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions recorded on 12/15/2009 as instrument number 20091906493, WILL SELL on 01/19/2017, 10:00AM, Behind the fountain located in Civic Center Plaza, 400 Civic Center Plaza, Pomona CA 91766 at public auction to the highest bidder for lawful money of the United States payable at the time of sale, all right, title and interest in the property situated in said county as more fully described in the abovereferenced Lien. The purported owner(s) of said property is (are): GEORGE ALEXANDROV, A MARRIED MAN. The property address and other common designation, if any, of the real property is purported to be: 131 NORTH GALE DRIVE #1E, BEVERLY HILLS, CA 90211, APN 4334-022-170. The undersigned trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. 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 this Notice of Sale is: $22,094.23. The opening bid at the foreclosure sale may be more or less than this estimate. In addition to cash, trustee will accept a cashier's check drawn on a state or national bank, a check
drawn on a state or federal credit union or a check drawn on a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the California Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. If tender other than cash is accepted, the trustee may withhold issuance of the Trustee's Deed Upon Sale until funds become available to the payee or endorsee as a matter of right. In its sole discretion, the seller (foreclosing party) reserves the right to withdraw the property from sale after the opening credit bid is announced but before the sale is completed. The opening bid is placed on behalf of the seller. Said sale shall be made, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Lien, advances thereunder, with interest as provided in the Declaration or by law plus the fees, charges and expenses of the trustee. THIS PROPERTY IS BEING SOLD IN AN "AS-IS" CONDITION. This communication is from a debt collector. Witkin & Neal, Inc. is attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. If you have previously received a discharge in bankruptcy, you may have been released from personal liability for this debt in which case this notice is intended to exercise the secured party's rights against the real property only. 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 AND ALL
OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: 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 this sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 916-939-0772 or visit this Internet Web site: www.nationwideposting.c om using the file number assigned to this case: M15-11042. 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. IMPORTANT NOTICE: Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained herein, the sale shall be subject to the following as provided in California Civil Code Section 5715: "A non judicial foreclosure sale by an association to collect upon a debt for delinquent assessments shall be subject to a right of redemption. The redemption period within which the separate interest may be redeemed from a foreclosure sale under this paragraph ends 90 days after the sale." Dated: 12/21/2016 Witkin & Neal, Inc. as said Trustee 5805 SEPULVEDA BLVD., SUITE 670 SHERMAN OAKS, CA 91411 (818) 845-8808 By: SUSAN PAQUETTE TRUSTEE SALES OFFICER THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY I N F O R M AT I O N OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. NPP0298906 To: BEVERLY HILLS COURIER 12/30/2016, 01/06/2017, 01/13/2017 __________________ NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE Trustee Sale No. : 00000006256358 Title Order No.: 160277202 FHA/VA/PMI No.: 1975931676-734 ATTENTION RECORDER: THE FOLLOWING REFERENCE TO AN ATTACHED SUMMARY APPLIES ONLY TO COPIES PROVIDED TO THE TRUSTOR, NOT TO THIS RECORDED ORIG-
INAL NOTICE. NOTE: THERE IS A SUMMARY OF THE INFORMATION IN THIS DOCUMENT ATTACHED. YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 10/01/2012. 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. BARRETT DAFFIN FRAPPIER TREDER and WEISS, LLP, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 10/12/2012 as Instrument No. 20121541792 of official records in the office of the County Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, State of CALIFORNIA. EXECUTED BY: CLAUDINE V. ELIZAGA, A SINGLE WOMAN ,WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, C A S H I E R ' S CHECK/CASH EQUIVALENT or other form of payment authorized by California Civil Code 2924h(b), (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States). DATE OF SALE: 02/16/2017 TIME OF SALE: 9:00 AM PLACE OF SALE: DOUBLETREE HOTEL LOS ANGELES-NORWALK, 13111 SYCAMORE DRIVE, NORWALK, CA 90650. STREET ADDRESS and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be:970 PALM AVENUE UNIT 106, WEST HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA 90069. APN#: 4339-009-118 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, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, under the terms of said Deed of Trust, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. 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 $327,570.35. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, 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. 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 800-280-2832 for information regarding the trustee's sale or visit this Internet Web site www.auction.com for information regarding the sale of this property, using the file number assigned to this case 00000006256358. 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. FOR TRUSTEE SALE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL:AUCTION.COM, LLC 800-280-2832. www.auction.com BARRETT DAFFIN FRAPPIER TREDER and WEISS, LLP IS ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY I N F O R M AT I O N OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. BARRETT DAFFIN FRAPPIER TREDER and WEISS, LLP as Trustee 20955 Pathfinder Road, Suite 300 Diamond Bar, CA 91765 (866) 7951852 Dated: 12/29/2016
A-4604297 01/06/2017, ness under the name(s) listed Kaplan, 01/13/2017, 01/20/2017 March 2007: Gregory D., Partner: Statement is filed with the –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME County of Los Angeles: STATEMENT 2016295201 The December 20, 2016; Published: following is/are doing business December 23, 30, 2016, as: OR HASHALOM 10843 January 06, 13, 2017 LACC Missouri Ave., Los Angeles, CA N/C –––––– 90025; David Mokhtar 855 S. Wooster St. #206, Los Angeles, FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME CA 90035; The business is con- STATEMENT 2016306151 The ducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL, following is/are doing business registrant(s) has begun to as: FIT WET USA 902 S. transact business under the Wooster St., Los Angeles, CA name(s) listed 2001: David 90035; Zabachic, Inc. 902 S. Mokhtar, Owner: Statement is Wooster St., Los Angeles, CA filed with the County of Los 90035; The business is conAngeles: December 08, 2016; ducted by: A CORPORATION, Published: December 23, 30, registrant(s) has begun to 2016, January 06, 13, 2017 transact business under the name(s) listed January 2016: LACC N/C Franck Meyer Perez, Owner: –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME Statement is filed with the STATEMENT 2016307964 The County of Los Angeles: following is/are doing business December 19, 2016; Published: as: 1) MPHR 2) CORPSTRAT December 23, 30, 2016, HR 3) CORPSTRAT PAYROLL January 06, 13, 2017 LACC 4) MY PAPERLESS HR 16255 N/C –––––– Ventura Blvd. #320, Encino, CA 91436; Mypaperless HR FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME Insurance Services, Inc. STATEMENT 2016305465 The 16255 Ventura Blvd. #320, following is/are doing business Encino, CA 91436; The busi- as: 1) EYESITE 2) EYESITE ness is conducted by: A COR- OPTICIANS 11696 San Vicente PORATION, registrant(s) has Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90049; NOT begun to transact busi- 2340 San Ysidro Dr., Beverly ness under the name(s) listed: Hills, CA 90210 Eye Ball Land Martin Levy, President: Inc. 11777 San Vicente Blvd. Statement is filed with the #130, Los Angeles, CA 90049; County of Los Angeles: The business is conducted by: CORPORATION, December 20, 2016; Published: A December 23, 30, 2016, registrant(s) has begun to January 06, 13, 2017 LACC transact business under the name(s) listed December N/C 2015: Amelia Super, –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME President: Statement is filed STATEMENT 2016307965 The with the County of Los Angeles: following is/are doing business December 16, 2016; Published: as: HYBR SALES 1046 S. December 30, 2016, January Sherbourne Dr. #2, Los 06, 13, 20, 2017 LACC N/C Angeles, CA 90035; Shlomo Yisraeli 10519 Ohio Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90024; The busiN O T I C E — ness is conducted by: AN INDI- Fictitious name VIDUAL, registrant(s) has NOT statement expires begun to transact business under the name(s) listed: five years from the Shlomo Yisraeli, Owner: date it was filed in Statement is filed with the the office of the County of Los Angeles: December 20, 2016; Published: county clerk. A new December 23, 30, 2016, fictitious business January 06, 13, 2017 LACC name statement N/C must be filed before –––––– that time. The filing FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2016307967 The of this statement following is/are doing business does not of itself as: 1) ROYAL DEVELOP- authorize the use in MENT COMPANY 2) RDC 3932 Wilshire Blvd. #102, Los this state of a fictibusiness Angeles, CA 90010; Baseman, tious Cynthia 3932 Wilshire Blvd. name in violation of #100, Los Angeles, CA 90010; the rights of another Kaplan, Gloria 3932 Wilshire Blvd. #100, Los Angeles, CA under federal, state, common law 90010; Kaplan, Gregory D. or 3932 Wilshire Blvd. #100, Los (See Section Angeles, CA 90010; The busi- 14400, et seq., ness is conducted by: Business and COPARTNERS, registrant(s) has begun to transact busi- Professions Code).
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LE PARC $7,800/mo.
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New granite counters throughout all amenities in kitchen and includes all appliances. Large closets, balconies, Berber carpet/ (323) 937-6468 harwood foors and verticle blinds. Fireplace, wet bar, PRIME BEVERLY HILLS LOCATIONS! washer/ dryer included in laundry area. Secured 335 Palm Drive & 220 Lasky Drive building with garden GORGEOUS 1 BEDROOM 1 BATH courtyard. Choice location Units have hardwood floor, carpet and Near Beverly Center, Cedarstile. Granite counter top, stainless steel Sinai, Restaurants, Trader appliances includes gas range, refrigerJoes, Etc. No Pets. Shown By Appointment.
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ator and dishwasher. Some units come
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In The HEART of BEVERLY HILLS Beverly Hills Adj. B R E N T W O O D * HOLLYWOOD * W E S T L . A . 310 S. Sherbourne Dr. 11730 SUNSET BLVD. 218 S. Tower Dr. BEV. HILLS TRIANGLE 1134 N. SYCAMORE AV. 12333 TeXaS Ave. 2 Bdrm.+2 Bath 170 N. Crescent Dr.
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Wifi, Bright, controlled • 1 Bdrm.+1 Bath • Granite counter tops, stain- 1343 Carmelina Ave. access, balcony, pool, elevator, less steel appliances, Fireplace, balcony, - 1 Bdrm.+1 Bath laundry facility, prkg. air conditioned, new • Bright Unit • wet bar, dishwasher, Close To U.C.L.A. On-site laundry, hrwd. flrs., designer laundry facility, 310/477-6856 on-site parking. finishes, balcony, ceiling elevator, parking. Close to Close to shopping fan, elevator, controlled access. Fitness ctr, yoga transportation. W I L S H I R E and dining. CORRIDOR room, wi-fi, skyview • 310/442-8265 • 310/476-3824 10530-10540 lounge w/ outdoor fire• WESTWOOD • Wilshire Bl. *CENTURY CITY** place, laundry facilities. 550 Veteran Ave. ∞ 2220 S. Beverly Glen Easy freeway access ∞ ∞∞∞∞∞ ••••• 213/382-102 1 • • • 2 Bd. + 2 Ba. • 1 Bd.+1 Ba. • • 1 Bd.+1 Ba. •
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THE DOWNSIZING OF NATHANIEL AMES
BY PETER BRODA AND ERIK AGARD / EDITED BY WILL SHORTZ 16
THE NEW YORK TIMES SUNDAY MAGAZINE CROSSWORD PUZZLE
1 Loops in, in a way 5 Goddess with a throne headdress 9 Tempo 13 Figs. on drivers’ licenses 16 When repeated, a Pacific tourist destination 17 Fish whose name is a celebrity’s name minus an R 18 Old bandleader with an Egyptianinspired name 19 Outrigger projections 20 Things smoked by singer Courtney? 23 Scandalmaker in 2002 news 24 Speed demon 25 Headwear the N.B.A. banned in 2005 26 Game involving sharp projectiles and alcohol 28 Parrot’s cry 29 1950s prez 31 “Charlie Hustle is my name/I am banned from Hall of Fame,” e.g.? 33 Fist bump 34 “Yes, ____!” 36 Put a coat on 37 “Eureka!” moments 40 Press Online subscriptions: Today’s puzzle and more ANSWERS FOUND than 4,000 past puzzles, nytimes.com/crosswords IN NEXT ($39.95 a year). WEEK’S PAPER…
42 Cloth colorist 43 Feature of Africa 44 ____ oil 46 Televangelist Joel 48 Alternative to “News” and “Maps” in a Google search 50 Road restriction 51 Pugnacious Olympian 53 Relative of a ferret 54 Cold and wet 55 F.B.I.’s div. 56 Hoopster Steph not playing at home? 60 Riffraff 62 Japanese watchmaker 64 Like Granny Smith apples 65 Endless chore 66 Dickens’s Uriah 68 Sega Genesis competitor, in brief 69 Radiant 71 Intersect 73 The sport of boxing in the 1960s and ’70s, essentially? 75 “Nothing to write home about” 76 Groups with co-pays, briefly 78 Jockey strap 80 “Star Trek: T.N.G.” role 81 Installment 83 Personalized gifts for music lovers 85 Valet in P. G. Wodehouse stories 89 Contemporary hybrid music genre 90 Sots’ sounds
91 Nickname for Louise 93 Feast 94 Sail support 95 In unison 97 Echo effect 99 El operator in the Windy City, briefly 100 Hat for pop singer Corey? 103 Anthem contraction 104 “Uhh …” 105 Show what you know, say 107 “In all probability” 109 Regular 111 Obstinate one, astrologically 112 Two-time Best Actor winner arriving early? 115 Four-star rank: Abbr. 116 Monopoly purchase 117 Singer/songwriter Laura 118 Little foxes 119 Slump 120 ____ cosa (something else: Sp.) 121 Wanders (about) 122 They begin in juin DOWN
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6 Spindly limbed 7 Shakespeare villain 8 Photo of Canada’s former prime minister Stephen? 9 “Stay ____” 10 Aardvarks, by another name 11 Enter surreptitiously 12 Press lightly, as the brakes 13 He was buried in 1915 and died in 1926 14 Dressage gait 15 Invoice figs. 18 ____ lily 19 Fulminating 21 Dwarf planet more massive than Pluto 22 Atypical 23 Summer hrs. in Phila. 27 Literary device used to address plot inconsistencies 30 Nephrologists study them 32 Spies, informally 35 M.L.K.’s title: Abbr. 38 “Today” personality 39 Shark’s home 41 Close by 43 Egg producer 45 Arctic fliers 47 Blow it 49 Like a handyman’s projects, for short 50 “Anything! Anything at all!” 52 Shade of pink 54 Sword fight, e.g. 56 Filament sites, in botany
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58 Underhanded use of someone else’s domain name
84 Tahoe, for one 86 Entourage of a 1990s white rapper? 87 Musical intermission 88 Continuous 90 Flamboyantly successful sort 92 Trampolinist’s wear 96 Start to -scope 97 Cincinnati squad 98 Dude, in British lingo
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Chairman 2014 Paula Kent Meehan President & Publisher Marcia Wilson Hobbs ****** Senior Editor John L. Seitz Special Sections Editor Stephen P. Simmons Thank you so much to the kind, thoughtful people who took the time last Wednesday to stop at the corner of Gregory Way and Beverly Drive to ask an old lady sitting there if she needed water, juice or the paramedics? I thanked them but declined their help. Apparently, somebody didn’t believe me and notified the paramedics who were parked nearby because suddenly I was surrounded by six or seven who wanted to help me. After a time, I agreed to let them help. I will never forget their kindness, their gentleness, smiles and caring. These kind young men did not give up on me but helped me on to a wheelchair, helped me complete my necessary errand, drove me the two short blocks home and escorted me into my house. How wonderful they were to do all this for me .... only in Beverly Hills. Marjorie Simon ****** Last year you covered a story on my brother Greg who was run over by the truck in the Nice ISIS attack and again when Secretary of State John Kerry visited him in the hospital in Nice. After almost 7 months in France, he will be returning home on Monday afternoon. The City of Beverly Hills donated purple ribbons which we will tie around the trees on El Camino from Charleville to Olympic for his arrival. Adam Krentzman ****** Meryl Streep going after Donald Trump during a speech at the Golden Globes here in The Beverly Hilton was a classless thing to do. I was loving the show until that as the Golden Globes is for entertainment and not politics. Meryl Streep is a wonderful actress, but a clueless person. No one wants to hear political views at an awards show. You don’t get it, Meryl. No one cares what you think outside of entertainment. Your words will not make a difference during the Trump years. George Vreeland Hill ***** One of our local billionaires (Mr. X) was surprised at President Obama’s action, after he learned that the president has abandoned Israel by his vote at the UN. I would say that with this latest betrayal, Obama has entered the 9th circle of hell in Dante’s (Divine Comedy) inferno. It has taken Mr. X seven years eleven months to determine the nature of Obama’s dislike for Israel, even though his hate was demonstrated year after year, meeting after meeting. Mr. X has given huge monetary support to the president, provided elaborate fundraising dinners (thereby interfering with traffic flow as well as substantial cost to the City for unreimbursed overtime), praised Hillary Clinton, and convinced himself that Democrats are the only true supporters of Israel albeit many being antiIsrael. All the while, it is the great majority of Republicans who vote and stand behind the survival of Israel. Perhaps Mr. X can focus his attention on removing or blocking the reelection of congressmen who have been whining insufferably about democracy whilst they support anti-democratic countries and institutions, such as the UN. The United Nations is a true hot-bed of hatred and bigotry; not only are most member-states antiIsrael, they are also anti-US. Recently, it was announced that 5,000 more French Jews are leaving their country due to its failure to protect them. As regards the misinformation from the likes of Secretary of State John Kerry about the money that the U.S. gives to Israel going mostly for defense, it is brought back here through the sale of weapons, etc. We should take into consideration all of the medical technology that has been developed in Israel with this money, or the drones used by the U.S. that were developed by Raphael Industries in Israel. Whatever the U.S. gifts Israel comes back to it in multiple ways.
Merely having money does not make someone intelligent— making good use of it can. Pablo Nankin, MD ****** I would like to salute my friend Carrie Fisher, who along with her adoring devoted mother Debbie Reynolds, made such an impact on so many in their lives. In the early 2000’s, I had the good fortune to meet and briefly work with Carrie on a writing project. What a true character she was. Such a phenomenal talent and so witty, but those who followed her career knew that. What you may not know is she lived in famed costume designer Edith Head’s old estate on Coldwater and there was a guest cottage for mom right on the property. These two gals were never far apart and loved each other dearly. Carrie had amazing collectibles abounding like a hand chair you sat in the palm of and neon jukeboxes with both swing era tunes for mama and ‘60’s classics for the retro hipsters in Carrie’s milieu. I recall the afternoon where Carrie took a call from Larry King, who was chastising her for missing his show with guest Roslyn Carter speaking on a panel about depression. Carrie remarked on speaker phone: “I’m sorry Larry, but I was too depressed to do the show that day.” She winked at me with that Princess Leia twinkle and handed me another Nutter Butter cookie from the bedside table. Yes, Carrie’s home office was her bedroom. Laptops, legal pads with scribbled screenplay notes, and little wind up toys were strewn about. The woman had style. Oh, and did I mention the TV was always on, even though she swore she never watched a thing. Carrie Fisher was an original. A bright talent who suffered at the hands of addiction and emotional challenges which she morphed into brilliant writing projects like Surrender To The Pink, Wishful Drinking and her opus Postcards From The Edge. I will always remember my favorite movie scene of Carrie’s encountering Warren Beatty in Shampoo, shot right near her home off Coldwater. The girl knew how to bite the edge off a carrot! We will all miss you Carrie and thanks to you and your mom for so many years of pure panache. Hal Lifson
These crimes have been reported this week by BHPD. Streets indicated by block numbers. Losses (when known) are in brackets.
ASSAULT 01/06 9100 Olympic Blvd. BURGLARIES 12/21 200 S. Robertson Blvd. ($700) 01/02 200 N. Rodeo Dr. 01/03 200 S. Elm Dr. ($1,450) 01/05 800 Cinthia St. 01/05 9600 Robbins Dr. 01/06 300 N. Canon Dr. 01/06 600 Walden Dr. ($1,750) 01/06 300 S. Crescent Dr. 01/06 9800 Olympic Blvd. 01/07 9600 Wilshire Blvd. ($700) 01/07 200 S. Robertson Blvd. ($3,360) 01/07 200 S. Robertson Blvd. GRAND THEFTS 01/01 100 S. Rodeo Dr. ($10,000) 01/02 300 N. Canon Dr. ($2,800) 01/02 100 S. Canon Dr. ($1,800) 01/03 300 S. Beverly Dr. 01/05 9600 Charleville Blvd. ($1,850) 01/08 200 Moreno Dr. ($1,250) ROBBERY 01/05 9400 Wilshire Blvd.
Cartoon for The Courier by Janet Salter
Astrology By Holiday Mathis TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Jan. 13). It’s not enough for you to have a good experience, because you’re looking for epic. You’'ll get that, too, especially when you make an effort in March (and then again with a ripe opportunity of June). Hard workers inspire you to work even harder in the hot months. You’ll sock away money to focus on an August opportunity. Taurus and Gemini adore you. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Your mind can be crueler to you than any person has ever been. Do not let negative thinking keep you from taking an exciting risk. If you desire it, you can break your mental chains. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Remember when you went from one serious relationship into another and missed out on all that fun? What you learned from that will inform your weekend. PISCES (Feb. 19-Mar. 20). People like the idea of winging things spontaneously, because that feels fun in the mind. But when it translates to real life, well, it could go a lot of ways. And it will. It can't hurt to also have a plan in your back pocket. ARIES (Mar. 21-Apr. 19). Who has time to judge other people? Judges. Well, they’re getting paid for it. Anyone who judges but isn’t getting paid for it simply doesn’t have enough excitement to draw the focus elsewhere. TAURUS (Apr. 20-May 20). No opportunity can be written off today. Big or small, seize them all! Be on the lookout for opportunities that don’t really seem like they are. Those are the ones to catch. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). The current problems are not interrupting your joy; in fact, they are a nice big slice of your joy. Somewhere in you, you know that you can overcome this, and overcome it you will. CANCER (June 22-July 22). You might know what the expectation would typically be in a given situation, but since there are individuals involved whose minds you can’t read, you don't know what the expectation actually is. So, you may as well suit yourself. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). The one with the biggest picture wins every time. Today’s win: The side benefits will outweigh the real ones. This will happen because you’re playing a larger game than the one at the table you’re sitting around. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Everyone on the earth’s face wants to feel better, but each will go about it in different ways. Today, your tolerance for another person’s methods will make both of your lives easier. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Just as there are spaces in your home that you don’t use, there are spaces in your psyche that go untouched — hat is, until certain people come along. You’ll enjoy how the related emotional dynamic plays out today. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Better to take one piece of good advice and apply it to your life than to listen to 60 adages and apply none. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Bottom line: If you are worried about rejection, then your fear is stronger than your desire. It’s not a good place to come from in business, and it’s a disastrous position if pleasure is your aim.
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