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The Courier Endorses John Mirisch for City Council El Rodeo students are having fun with their new edible garden. 4

The Peninsula Beverly Hills welcomes new Executive Chef David Codney. 4

Hawthorne School celebrated its “Reflections” art contest winners. 5

Supervisor Michael Antonovich welcomed a holocaust survivor to L.A. 5

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles honored for nursing excellence. 25 •Arts & Entertainment •Birthdays

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George Christy, Page 6 Bachelors You May Want to Know. Royals, Globals, East Coasters and West Coasters. Teens. Twenties. And the Salt and Pepper Crowd. Keeping Up With Al Uzielli and His La Dolce Vita. Editorial from Rabbi Pressman AND MORE

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Can You Figure This Stuff Out? By Courier staff In today's edition of The Courier, readers will find part II of the City of Beverly Hills' 2012 salary and benefit information. The Courier forced the release after a California

It’s vital for our future that we elect a staunch, unflappable advocate for the people of Beverly Hills, not insiders who simply pander to other insiders and the bureaucrats. The Beverly Hills Courier strongly endorses the re-election of Vice Mayor John Mirisch to the Beverly Hills City Council. Mirisch’s campaign is based on two easy-to-remember phrases: “Putting residents first” and “Government must stop treating the people like an ATM machine.”

Public Records Act demand. This week's edition includes names for each City employee, which last week's City release did not. The full list of all of the City employees and (see ‘SALARIES,’ page 22)

Jon, Lili Bosse Kickstart School Fundraising With $100,000 Gift Exclusive to The Courier

(see ‘MIRISCH,’ page 38)

FRANCO AT THE L.A. ART SHOW–The 2013 LA Art Show premiered Wednesday at the L.A. Convention Center. The five-day show runs through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. Pictured right: James Franco with his grandmother Mitzi Verne.

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BOSSE FAMILY DONATION– Jon and Lili Bosse (pictured above at Beverly Gardens/BHEF event in December) donated $100,000 to help inspire community support in a $600,000 “matching” school fundraising effort.

By Laura Coleman On the heels of the City Council’s vote yesterday to channel up to $4.05 million to Beverly Hills schools, Councilmember Lili Bosse confirmed to The Courier that she and her husband Jon will donate $100,000 to Beverly Hills schools as the first private gift to kick-start the City’s $600,000 “matching” fund. As part of the City’s plan to use its $10 million budget surplus to help the school district close its $3.5 million budget shortfall, the (see ‘$100,000,’ page 9)

Stanley Cup Champion L.A. Kings to Visit Horace Mann

Council, School Board In Unison On School Funding

By Matt Lopez The 2012 Stanley Cup Champion L.A. Kings will skate into Beverly Hills on Thursday, Feb. 14 to turn Horace Mann school into Southern California's hockey headquarters for a day. Horace Mann Principal Steve

By Laura Coleman and Marla Schevker The Beverly Hills City Council appeared to be in unanimous agreement on a funding plan for Beverly Hills

Kessler confirmed Wednesday to The Courier that representatives from the L.A. Kings will be on campus all day beginning at 8 a.m. on Feb. 14. The visit is part of the L.A. Kings Chariot in the "Kings in the (see ‘KINGS,’ page 9)

SCOUTS AT U.S.S. IOWA– Beverly Hills Cub Scout Pack 100 learned more about history during a tour this month aboard the U.S.S. Iowa. Pictured (left to right): Kyle Lim and Jack Klines.

(see ‘SCHOOL FUNDING,’ page 15)

Brien Leaves Mirisch Off Water Rate Ad Hoc By Marla Schevker and Matt Lopez Despite being the only councilmember to fight against raising residents’ water rates,

Vice Mayor John Mirisch was left off a Water Rate Ad Hoc Committee by Mayor Willie Brien at Thursday’s City Coun(see ‘WATER RATES,’ page 7)

NOTHIN’ LIKE A DAME– Oscar-winning Helen Lydia Mirren was honored with her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Safety Stressed in Beverly Hills High Renovation Talks By Laura Coleman The Beverly Hills Board of Education directed Superintendent Gary Woods to price out costs to enhance the perimeter of the high school at Tuesday’s formal Board meeting, just hours after it gave direction at its study session to BHUSD consultant Tim Buresh to

Unified School District at its study session Thursday. Although a vote was taken after The Courier’s press time, all five councilmembers voiced support for the funding plan

price out the cost for razing and rebuilding BHHS building ‘A.’ “This is a new reality in terms of safety,” Woods told the Board. “The goal of the plan is to really shut down the in-and-out traffic of the perimeter.” (see ‘BHHS,’ page 9)

Helen is wed to director Taylor Hackford (The Devil’s Advocate, Ray), whose film Parker stars Jennifer Lopez and Jason Statham. For more photos, see George Christy’s column on Page 6.

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Chai Lifeline Gala Honors Community Leaders Committment To Helping Children At Annual Charity Event Courier Photos by Laura Coleman

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Igor & Lisa (honoree) Korbatov

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Council of the City of Beverly Hills, at its meeting to be held on Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at 7:00 p.m., in the Council Chambers of the City Hall, 455 N. Rexford Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210, will hold a public hearing to consider: AN APPEAL OF THE PLANNING COMMISSION’S DECISION DENYING A REQUEST FOR A CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT AND EXTENDED HOURS PERMIT FOR A 7-ELEVEN C O N V E NIENCE STORE AT 401 SOUTH ROBERTSON BOULEVARD. Applications for a Conditional Use Permit and an Extended Hours Permit for the above described project were denied by the Planning Commission on November 8, 2012. Pursuant to BHMC §1-4-102 a timely appeal was filed within 14 days of the Commission’s action. Consequently, the Project will be reviewed by the City Council. This Project 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 City has determined that the Project is exempt from CEQA pursuant to Section 15270 of Title 14 of the California Code of Regulations.

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At the public hearing, the City Council will hear and consider all comments. All interested persons are invited to attend and speak on this matter. Written comments may also be submitted and should be addressed to the City Council, c/o City Clerk, 455 N. Rexford Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210. The comments should be received prior to the hearing date. Please note that if you challenge the Council’s action in regards to this matter 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.

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If there are any questions regarding this notice, please contact Shena Rojemann, Associate Planner in the Beverly Hills Community Development Department at 310.285.1192, or by email at srojemann@beverlyhills.org. Copies of the Project plans and associated documents are on file in the Community Development Department and can be reviewed by any interested person at 455 N. Rexford Drive, Beverly Hills, California 90210. BYRON POPE, CMC, City Clerk

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hrough the cold weather front that has hit Southern California, One Hour Heating and Air Conditioning continues to follow its hot business trends. In 2009, George Donaldson purchased the failing One Hour Air Conditioning and Heating branch in Riverside from its parent company. The location was underperforming in every way possible, yet within a year of his ownership, Donaldson not only managed to double the value of this company, he created a new culture based on values and trust. Donaldson attributes the success to his highly selective hiring practices, selecting people of high character, from technicians to management, and promoting a culture firmly rooted in mutual respect and respect of the customer. Because of these values and the environment created, production

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rates have skyrocketed. In just three years, One Hour Air Conditioning and Heating grew from a $12 million company into a $24 million company, now with branches in Los Angeles and Palm Springs, and ser ving as far south as Orange County. The company has has even extended its service area outside of California to reach neighboring states, like Arizona. And Donaldson is still in the process of adding to this empire known as One Hour Air. Donaldson personally sacrificed time and resources to make the company a success, which is why, even though he currently has four locations, he is still very hands on in running the company. One Hour’s parent company has recognized Donaldson’s success and abilities in growing One Hour branches, and recently enlisted him to help (see ‘ONE HOUR,’ page 13)


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Residents Could Decide Fate Of Dog Park At Monday Meeting Updated from bhcourier.com

By Laura Coleman Beverly Hills residents can share their opinions about plans for a dog park at Roxbury Memorial Park on Monday, Jan. 28 at 6:30 p.m. at the park’s Community Center.

EDIBLE GARDEN–Around 500 El Rodeo students spend time in the community garden, one of three edible gardens on the campus, as part of the school’s ecoeducation program. “We’re finding that it really makes a difference on their food choices, El Rodeo Garden Committee Chair Jackie Kassorla told The Courier. Pictured clockwise from top left (left to right): 2nd graders Maddie Bilak, Mackenzie Mendelsohn-Bass and Jake Peck; Kindergartners Konstantin Rader and Sophia Omidi; and 2nd graders Natalie Antin, Jasmine Vahabzadeh and Sasha Nol.

Beverly Hills School Unified District Will Look Into Creating Public Relations Position By Laura Coleman The Beverly Hills Board of Education directed staff to explore creating a public relations position on Tuesday in response to the district Finance Committee’s recommendation

that the school district enact a comprehensive communications program. “Effective coordination of the district’s public relations program is non-existent,” Finance Committee Chair Mel

Spitz told the board at Tuesday’s formal meeting. It was the first time the Finance Committee had made a resolution Board President Jake Manaster told The Courier. (see ‘BHUSD,’ page 15)

The proposed 14,400square-foot dedicated space for pooches is expected to take over an “underutilized” area currently used for croquet according to the City’s Commu(see ‘DOG PARK,’ page 14)

SWEET AS SUGAR–Sugar is a 4-year-old, 7-pound purebred toy poodle that is full of love. She was abandoned at a local shelter with gallstones. With the help of Shelter Hope and Brent Air Animal Hospital, Sugar had surgery to remove them. She is now healthy, happy and ready for a new home. Those interested in adopting this super sweet pup can contact Kira Lorsch at 4Dogs@RHLGroup.com or ShelterHopePetShop.org at 818-453-5798.

Teen BHEF To Host City Council Candidate Forum On Feb. 6 By Laura Coleman Beverly Hills students will get a chance to interview City Council candidates on

Wednesday, Feb. 6 at the high school starting at 5 p.m. during a Teen Candidates’ Forum put (see ‘TEEN BHEF,’ page 14)

Board of Education Accepts 2011/12 Financial Audit Report By Laura Coleman The Board of Education unanimously voted to approve the 2011/12 Independent Financial Audit Report at Tues-

day night’s board meeting. The 82-page report prepared by Beverly Hills accounting firm Moss, Levy & (see ‘AUDIT,’ page 15)

BEVERLY GARDENS–The Virginia Robinson Gardens & the Beverly Hills Garden Club joined together for a tour of the soon-to-be restored Beverly Gardens Park with architect Mia Lehrer. Pictured above (front row from left): Holly Kuwayama, Debra Shaw, Kerstin Royce, Vicki McLoon, Maralee Beck, Marnie Bodek, Cindy Feder, Marian Power, Marge Karney, and Susan Rosenthal; (back row, from left): Angela Movassaghi, Saree Gordon, Adriennne Horwitch, Mia Lehrer, Gaby Reims Alexander, Diana Doyle, Worthy McCartney and Vickie Victor.

East West Bancorp Reports 2012 Financial Data, With Increase In Deposits of $1.9 Billion PENINSULA–The Peninsula Beverly Hills welcomed its new Executive Chef David Codney this month by hosting a decadent preview of some of his specialties such as smoked gazpacho consommé shooters and bay scallop ceviche with pisco and micro shiso. Pictured above: Codney in The Peninsula’s exclusive Royal Patio Suite. Courier Photo by Laura Coleman

Human Rights Moves Forward in West Africa By Laura Coleman On Tuesday, Senegal publicly declared that 427 communities within the West African country would abandon forced genital cutting and child marriages. The announcement comes

just weeks after Senegal’s neighbor to the South, GuineaBissau, publicly announced that 144 communities would no longer force children to marry or mutilate women’s genitals, a procedure that the (see ‘HUMAN RIGHTS,’ page 15)

East West Bancorp, Inc., parent company of East West Bank, the financial bridge between the United States and Greater China, on Wednesday

reported financial results for the fourth quarter and full year of 2012. For the fourth quarter of 2012, net income was $71.9

million or $0.49 per dilutive share. For the full year 2012, net income was $281.7 million and net income available to (see ‘EAST WEST BANCORP,’ page 14)

HOLLYWOOD SUPPORT–Silver screen legend Kirk Douglas and wife Anne hosted a campaign event at his home Wednesday night for Planning Commission Vice Chair and 2013 City Council candidate Brian Rosenstein. Pictured left (from left): Kirk Douglas, Brien Rosenstein, Anita May Rosenstein and Anne Douglas.

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>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ANTONOVICH–L.A. County Supervisor Michael Antonovich (left) presented Holo-caust survivor Eva SchlossGeiringer with a proclamation at Tuesday’s Board of Supervisors meeting. SchlossGeiringer is the step-daughter of Otto Frank and stepsister of Anne Frank.

REFLECTIONS–Hawthorne School celebrated its National PTA Reflections Art Contest winners and participants during the Spirit Awards on Jan. 18. Pictured (from left): Kayla Banafsheha, Karen Kiyokawa, Alex Mashal, Sophia Manavi, Analiese Gutheinz, Maxine Forouzan, Sofia Khalepari and Saba Taheri.

Rec & Parks Commission Discusses Possible Locations For Extra City Shield Street Sign Updated from bhcourier.com

By Matt Lopez The City of Beverly Hills has an extra City shield street sign and all it needs to do is find a new home for it. The Recreation & Parks Commission did its part at its meeting Tuesday, volleying ideas back-and-forth after discussing several possible loca-

tions for the surplussed sign to be placed. The extra City shield had formerly occupied the site associated with the new Wilshire/Whitter gateway signage and landscaping project, according to the staff report. City Staff met with Commissioner Howard Rosoff, who

serves on the commission's Gateway Signage ad hoc committee to come up with possible locations (Chair Robbie Anderson serves on the committee as well, but was unable to attend). The location suggestions were: (see ‘GATEWAY SIGNAGE,’ page 14)

BEDTIME STORIES– Horace Mann First Grade teacher Christy Fuhrer reads to the K-3 students that attend the Horace Mann Bedtime Stories, a monthly reading to kids program sponsored by the the school’s PTA.

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Young Musicians Foundation To Honor Trudy And Albert Kallis At 58th Gala In Music Center

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By Laura Coleman The Young Musicians Foundation (YMF) will honor Albert and Trudy Kallis with the Humanitarian award at its 58th annual Gala performance on Saturday, Feb. 9, from 6 p.m. in the Music Center’s Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. Married 61 years, the former longtime Beverly Hills residents were among the founders of the Los Angeles Children’s Museum.

“Our family is devoted to supporting young musicians because we believe music is a universal language and its contribution to our social and cultural health is each generation’s responsibility,” Albert Kallis said. As part of the gala dinner YMF will also honor renowned pianist Delores (see ‘YOUNG MUSICIANS,’ page 15)

Hannah Carter Garden Supporters Move Closer To Victory After Trial Delay Is Denied By Laura Coleman The heirs of Hannah Carter inched closer to victory on Jan. 15 when L.A. Superior Court Judge Lisa Hart Cole denied UCLA’s latest maneuver to try to delay the trial enjoining the UC Regents from selling the Hannah Carter Garden, which

they contractually agreed to “maintain in perpetuity” in 1982. “Justice is grinding along,” Carter’s son Jonathan Caldwell told The Courier. The 1.5-acre Japanese Garden in Bel Air has been at the forefront of controversy since

UCLA undertook efforts to sell the Zen-like retreat and adjacent residence, which former UC Regent Edward Carter bequeathed to the university in 1964. The trial to permanently halt the Garden’s sale is scheduled to begin on May 6.

Supervisor Antonovich Welcomes Holocaust Survivor To L.A. County L.A. County Supervisor Michael Antonovich honored Holocaust survivor Eva Schloss-Geiringer, the stepdaughter of Otto Frank and the step-sister of Anne Frank, this week at the Board of Supervisors meeting. The Geiringer family and

the Frank family were neighbors in Amsterdam, and sent to concentration camps where Anne Frank, her mother and sister as well as Eva's father and brother died. After being liberated from Auschwitz in April 1945, Eva (see ‘ANTONOVICH,’ page 14)


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issue. Greeting Al, we mentioned that philanthropist friends Joan Hotchkis and husband John, regulars on the Beverly Hills dinner circuit, favor the restaurant. “We love Al and the friendly atmosphere,” Joan noted. “What we especially love is that La Dolce Vita’s one of the few restaurants where the music’s subdued, and we can talk. Isn’t that one of the reasons we enjoy going out?”

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cil study session. The City Council made it a priority Thursday to reexamine the Water Enterprise Fund and decide if some of the City’s $10.2 million in budget surplus monies should go to counteract the recent 7 percent water rate increase felt by the residents of Beverly Hills. The water rate discussion was part of a presentation by City Staff on possible ways to spend a $10.2 million surplus fund the City has accumulated. When the item was originally brought up for discussion in November, Mirisch suggested using some of the funds to go toward helping residents deal with the water rate increase. When the increase was voted on over the summer, Mirisch was the only councilmember to vote against it. Despite the issue being one spearheaded by Mirisch, Brien formed an ad hoc committee consisting of himself, Councilman Julian Gold, City Treasurer Elliot Finkel and Public Works Commission Chair Barry Pressman. Part of the concern about subsidizing the water rates for one year is that residents will see a higher rate increase the following year. Acting Director of Administrative Services Noel Marquis said the cost of water will continue to rise every year because it is not just costs from the Metropolitan Water District but also the costs of wells, reservoirs and the water treatment plant. “The water fund (has)… been costing more over the years and use is going down so the cost per unit is going up substantially,” Marquis said. That’s why we’re saying we need at least a cost of living increase each year.” Councilwoman Lili Bosse and Mirisch said they supported Gold’s recommendation to withhold some funds from different areas in the proposal to collectively gather enough money to supplement the Water Enterprise Fund. It has not yet been discussed what money will come from what funds but the council unanimously agreed to withhold $2.5 million from the surplus expenditures to potentially go towards the water

January 25, 2013 | Page 7 ENDLESS V – Pictured left: Paul Gray, director of Richard Gray Gallery in Chicago, Ill. Thursday at Beverly Gardens Park for a dedication ceremony for Jaume Plensa’s Endless V. Pictured left: Paul Gray, director of Richard Gray Gallery in Chicago, Ill. The piece was commissioned from Gray’s gallery.

fund. This will be decided after the newly proposed ad hoc committee has gathered data and reported back to the council. Acting Director of Administrative Services Noel Marquis recommended many expenditures for the $10.2 million surplus is thanks in part to conservative budget estimates made over the last fiscal year including: •$50,000 for City Visioning and Strategic Plan Fund 49 •$300,000 for a new Paramedic ambulance •$1.15 million for unfunded OPEB liability •$500,000 for Stormwater Enterprise Fund •$700,000 for Budget Stabilization Fund •$750,000 for Beverly Gardens Park matching funds •$3 million for Land Acquisition (this would require additional City Council approvals to authorize expenditures). The recommendations included little in the way of suggested changes Vice Mayor John Mirisch and councilmember Lili Bosse made at the Nov. 20 study session, which is when Marquis originally brought recommendations to spend the money the City Council's attention. At that time, the recommendation did not include any money to go toward the Beverly Hills Unified School District. Vice Mayor John Mirisch immediately requested that the City set aside $4 million to go to the district. At a recent City/BHUSD liaison meeting, representatives from both sides agreed on a funding plan based off Mirisch's suggestion. Of the items listed in Thursday's staff report, the $600,000 to go toward the restoration of salaries and benefits for new BHPD hires already found majority support on Nov. 20. At that meeting, the council voted 4-1 to support it, with only Mirisch dissenting. Mirisch said at the time he only voted against it because the BHPD had already filled eight of the 16 open positions, and while new hires would receive benefits, the eight officers already hired would not.

ACTIVE ADULT INSTALLATION–At an energetic, well-attended event last week the Beverly Hills Active Adult Club installed its new board with Les Bronte at the helm. Pictured is the newly-installed board at the Roxbury Park Community Center. Pictured (from left): Frances Harper,1st Vice President; Judie Fenton, Advisor; Councilman Julian A. Gold, M.D., Gloria Gordon, 2nd Vice President; Gloria Jennings Milkowski, Secretary, BHAAC President, Les Bronte; Mayor William W. Brien, MD, Winifred Hervey, Immediate Past President; Ellyn Snowden, 3rd Vice President; Robert S. Anderson, Recreation & Parks Commission, Chairperson; Donna Goldstein, Hospitality Chair, Past President; Irene Schwartz, Treasurer; Mildred Heller, Past President, Public Relations Chair, Leo Kaye, Sergeant of Arms, Bernice Kaufman Lubin, Refreshment Chair, Harold Kaye, Entertainment Chair and Dolores Cooks, Historian. Absent: Adele Swartz, Director of Monday Meetings, Past President.

Wells Fargo Report Finds Small Business Owners More Optimistic To Start 2013 After the Wells Fargo/Gallup Small Business Index dropped to the most pessimistic level in two years in November, business owners are more optimistic as 2013 begins. The latest Index improved 20 points to positive 9 (+9) in January 2013, up from negative 11(-11) in November 2012, indicating an improvement in optimism since the November elections. Key drivers of this improvement in the survey, conducted Jan. 7-11, 2013, include increased business owner optimism about revenues, capital spending, and jobs over the past 12 months and more optimism about their overall financial sit-

uation, revenues, cash flow, and jobs over the next 12 months. A year ago, in January 2012, the Index was at positive 15 (+15). While optimism improved from the fourth quarter, the survey paints a mixed picture with respect to jobs and hiring. More business owners (71 percent) expect the number of jobs at their companies to stay the same over the next 12 months, and business owners planning to add jobs during the same period remained unchanged at 17 percent. Among those who hired new employees the past 12 months, 35 percent of owners are hiring fewer employees than they need, up from 29

percent in January 2012, but below the 42 percent of November 2010. “At a time when news headlines report mixed economic news and uncertainty in Washington, our survey shows the volatility of business owner sentiment today,” said Doug Case, Small Business Segment manager for Wells Fargo. “Business owners are feeling a bit more positive at the beginning of the year, but they also express concern about the operating environment that could impact future business decisions, such as hiring new employees.”

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January 25, 2013 | Page 9 L.A. ART SHOW–The 2013 LA Art Show premiered Wednesday at the L.A. Convention Center. The five-day show runs through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. Pictured left: the eponymous owner of the Guy Hepner Gallery on Robertson Boulevard stands beside artist Alex Guofeng Cao in front of the works “Steve Jobs vs. Neil Armstrong” and “Mick Jagger vs. Keith Richard.” Courier Photo by Laura Coleman

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Community" program. The Chariot is run by skilled hockey instructors and comes stocked with a slap-shot booth, a portable hockey rink and full sets of hockey gear. Kessler said he's "super excited" about the event said the Horace Mann PTA found out about the program and reached out to express the school's interest. Kessler said the school will find time in the schedule for all classes to visit the Chariot.

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City has agreed to place $600,000 in escrow that it will release on a matching basis with community donations in an effort to engender greater philanthropy. “Part of what makes our community so special and so rare is that even though we’re such a well known city…we’re actually a very loving, small town community that actually takes care of each other,” Bosse said. “We’re all interconnected and we have to support each other. “ The Board of Education voted 4-1 on Tuesday to accept the City Liaison’s proposal to plug this coming year's ed-

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A now-defunct bid to strengthen the high school perimeter in 2011 came in at $233,034. At least a portion of the proposed security upgrade, which will be paid for entirely from Measure E funds under life safety, will come down as the school district moves forward on plans to spend up to $150 million to renovate BHHS as part of the $334 Measure E bond that just under two-thirds of Beverly Hills voters in 2008. Four-plus years after the district received the financial means to begin renovating the City’s four K-8 schools and the 85-year-old high school, the Board of Education has yet to adopt a Master Plan – an essential step that newly elected Board President Jake Manaster has pledged to make a priority. “This is about the priority versus athletics and academics,” Boardmember Brian Goldberg reminded his colleagues at Tuesday’s 1-hour-10-minute hour-long study session titled ‘Master Planning & Visionary Plan Discussion.’ “I don’t think we’re going to be able to do it all.” Boardmembers are keenly aware how poignantly its decisions will impact the school district’s future – particularly as it continues to struggle collectively to enhance the high school’s athletic prowess by building a competition-size swimming pool and a CIF regulation oval track.

Kessler said it had yet to be confirmed whether any members of the team would be appearing, but did begrudgingly confirm that the famous Stanley Cup would not be making an appearance. He said that once the NHL players and owners ended their "strike" two weeks ago, the Kings were no longer able to let the Stanley Cup travel around for appearances. "Unfortunately we won't have the Cup, but it will definitely be something fun and interesting." Kessler said.

ucation budget shortfall by shifting $4.05 million from the City's surplus to the school district. Boardmember Brian Goldberg was the lone no vote. “I’m concerned that this plan doesn’t really address or solve the problem that we’re facing as a district,” Goldberg said. Board President Jake Manaster, who along with Board VP Noah Margo, Mayor Willie Brien and City Councilmember Julian Gold make up the City Council/BHUSD liaison committee, underscored that it was onetime funding from the City that would not be repeated. “Hopefully other people in the community will jump on board and help BHEF help meet their goal,” Bosse said.

Goldberg said it was critical to establish the trajectory of the academic core. Board VP Noah Margo, boardmember Lisa Korbatov and Manaster all supported rebuilding the half-century-old (VERIFY) Building “A” from the ground up, despite a probable cost-savings related to the underground parking. “What are we really saving by not saying goodbye?” Korbatov said. “I think we’re really chasing our tail by keeping “A” and honestly, you’re not going to save a penny at the end of the day, and you’re never going to get what you want. I urge you all to scrap it.” Manaster was particularly critical of the underground parking structure. “The ingress and egress is a huge security risk it’s something that I can never agree with while I’m here,” he said. “I would never want to have a drop-off area for anybody underneath any of our classroom buildings under any circumstances. It is the easiest way to kill everybody very quickly.” Buresh underscored that in addition to the “bad surprises” that come with renovating old buildings, new construction costs are likely to be comparable to rehabbing Building “A.” Following input for the district’s Facilities Advisory Committee yesterday, Buresh will return to the Board with cost estimates related to Building “A”, including costs for portable classroom space which he estimated at close to $5 million.


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BAFTA TEA PARTY–The British Academy of Film & Television Arts L.A. its annual BAFTA Tea Party in the Four Seasons. Among the celebrities on hand were (from left): Bradley Cooper (Silver Linings Playbook), Hugh Jackman and Eddie Redmayne (both from Les Miserables); and actress Sienna Miller. Photos from Getty Images

• L.A. Chamber Orchestra Gala Next Saturday Downtown Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra will honor long-time supporters Jennifer and Royce Diener and David K. and Kay Duke Ingalls at its annual gala, “Taking a Chance On Love,” on Feb. 2, 6 p.m., at The California Club downtown, 538 S. Flower St. David Ingalls served as president of LACO’s board of directors and later as its chair while Jennifer Diener served as president and later chair. Both were instrumental in establishing the orchestra as a premier cultural institution. The evening’s theme is a nod to the era of George Gershwin and Ballets Russes’ composer Vladimir Dukelsky – better known as Vernon Duke –

whose tunes are at the heart of the Great American Songbook. Duke is Kay Ingalls’ late husband. Proceeds benefit LACO’s concert series, radio broadcasts and community engagement programs. Chaired by Carol and Warner Henry, the fundraiser includes live and silent auctions, dinner, dancing to Mora’s Modern Rhythmists, as well as a virtuoso concert featuring musical tributes by LACO Music Director Jeffrey Kahane and LACO artists. They will be joined by several notable young musical guests. Gala committee members are LACO Board President K. Eugene Shutler, Clare Baren, Ruth L. Eliel, Sharon Hauptman, Maia Jasper, Heidi Laff, Ann Moore Mulally, Linda Rosen, Peekie Schaefer, and Josefina

Vergara. Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra current season is its 44th. Tickets to the gala run from $750 per person may be purchased by calling LACO at 213622-7001, ext. 4. • Producer Nina Jacobson To Speak At Networking Breakfast The Hollywood Networking Breakfast was founded in 1993 by Sandra Lord on the Paramount Studios lot (its home base for 12 years) as a means of providing opportunities for industry professionals and emerging talent. The next breakfast is Thursday, Jan. 31, when the speaker will be Nina Jacobson, producer of The Hunger Games. The monthly affair (from 8 to 10:30 a.m.) at the Beverly Hills Country Club, 3084 Motor Ave., benefits Changing Images in America, a non-profit 501(c)(3) dedicated to promoting diversity in American culture, with a focus on the entertainment industry. Some of the most respected individuals in front of and behind the camera, have offered patrons insight and advice. For the last 19 years, the event has hosted Oscar, Golden Globe, Peabody and Emmy winners and nominees, as well as studio heads and production company presidents. It has proven to be a valuable resource for professional

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CENTENNIAL SALUTE TO LORETTA YOUNG–The opening of the 100th anniversary salute to the birth of Beverly Hills’ film icon Loretta Young at the Hollywood Museum drew a large turnout. Pictured (from left): Tyrone Power, Jr., with Donelle Dadigan of Beverly Hills, the museum’s founder/president; Chris and Linda Lewis, son and daughter-in-law of Young; and actress Doris Roberts. Photos by Bob Freeman

and aspiring talent, as well as guest speakers. For tickets, call 323-4654800 or visit http://hollywoodnetworkingbreakfast.com. • Costume Exhibit Coming To Downtown’s FIDM Museum More than 100 designs from 2012 films can be seen, free to the public, at the 21st anniversary “Art of Motion Picture Costume Design” exhibition in the FIDM Museum downtown at 919 S. Grand Ave.. Opening Feb. 12 (through Apr. 27), the exhibit is the only one of its kind in the world which pays homage to the creativity of the costume designer for film with a museum show of outstanding costumes and Oscar nominated designs. On view

will be costumes from outstanding 2012 motion pictures. The FIDM Museum houses the FIDM Permanent and Study Collections, along with the Rudi Gernreich Archive, the Gianni Versace Menswear Archive, the Hollywood Costume Collection from the L.A. Department of Recreation and Parks, a historic photography collection, and special library collections. The 15,000-piece collection is comprised of couture and ready-towear garments, film and theatre costumes, non-Western garments, textiles, jewelry and accessories. To schedule tours email to: docent@fidmmuseum.com. Public information number is 213-623-5821, ext. 2224.


ARTS & E N T E RTA I N M E N T The Man Behind Diversity In The Film Industry–B.H.’s Jarvee Hutcherson By Steve Berent Diversity is a simple concept as old as humanity itself. Embracing diversity? Well, that’s a relatively newer concept. This year marks a twodecade milestone for Jarvee Elton Hutcherson, recognized as the guiding force behind the Beverly Hills’-based Multicultural Motion Picture Association (MMPA) and its Diversity Awards, spotlighting every facet of diversity in motion pictures and television. Hutcherson says the diversity concept was difficult for some in the industry to grasp at first, but they eventually got behind MMPA’s Educational and

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Development Scholarship fund. While Hutcherson is pleased the MMPA and the Diversity Awards have accomplished a lot over the years and feels that more people are em(see ‘DIVERSITY,’ page 13)

THEY’RE GOING TO DISNEYLAND—The Westside Youth Orchestra, with music director/conductor Lowell Crystal; and the Westside Jr. Chamber Orchestra, Shayna Rhodes, music director/conductor; will present a fundraising concert at 3 p.m., (doors open at 2:30 p.m.) Saturday, Feb. 2 at the Salter Theatre, 241 Moreno Dr. (corner of Moreno and Durant.) The orchestra is made up of students from area cities, and Beverly Hills members include Nika Del Rosario, an El Rodeo eighth grader; James Dohm, a BHHS freshman, and Sara Rodier, a Beverly Vista eighth grader. The WYO is raising money to attend the Worldstrides Heritage Festival competition at Disneyland in April. Last year the group won the silver level for orchestra and a Maestro award for Lowell. Tickets are $20; $15 for those 12 and under. For more information, visit www.westsideyouthorchestra..org.

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Lustig To Be Honored For Remembrance Day The Mensch International Foundation and Steven Geiger, the foundation’ founder, will present the 2013 International Holocaust Remembrance Day Program honoring two-time Academy Awardwinning producer Branko Lustig (Emmy-winner, Branko Lustig Gladiator) with this year’s Mensch For All Seasons Award at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 29 at the Writer’s Guild Theater, 135 S. Doheny Dr. Steven Geiger, foundation founder, said: “This year’s event is being held in January to commemorate the 68th anniversary of the liberation of Holocaust prisoners from Auschwitz. It is our privilege to honor Branko Lustig, a Holocaust survivor and an Academy Awardwinning producer, who along with his fellow film producers, Steven Spielberg and Gerard R. Molen brought us Schindler’s List.” During the course of the evening Lustig will reminisce about his days in Auschwitz and his historic acceptance speech at the 1993 Academy Awards. He said: “My number was

A3317. I am a Holocaust survivor. It’s a long way from Auschwitz to this stage. I want to thank everyone who helped me to come so far. People died in front of me at the camps. Their last words were: ‘Be a witness of my murder.’” Guest speakers for the program include Lustig, Dr. Michael Berenbau, Holocaust scholar and American Jewish University professor; Stanley Goldman, Loyola Law School professor of law and genocide studies; Dr. Judea Pearl, professor of artificial intelligence, UCLA computer science department and president of the Daniel Pearl Foundation; Rabbi David Baron of The Beverly Hills Temple of the Arts at the Saban Theatre, Dr. Karin Proidl, Drl. Judea Pearl Austrian consul general; Dr. Bernd Fischer, German consul general, and Geiger. Tickets, at $25 each, may be purchased by calling the foundation at 760-416-3685 visiting online at www.menschfoundation.org. Free parking will be provided in the theatre’s adjacent parking garage structure on south Wilshire on the west side of Doheny Drive.


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develop a unified training process for all technicians that is currently being taught in every location across the United States. The recognition of Donaldson’s efforts extends to even being a semifinalist for the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award.

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bracing its message, he is quick to point out his goal to educate everyone in this regard. “Diversity defines every single one of us. It means no one being left out—representing the great melting pot of humanity.” Though an anticipated kickoff to the movie awards season, the Diversity Awards held each November, has conspicuously been without a network broadcast home. Hutcherson is confident now is the time for the awards show, taped for syndication since 2006, to plug into the perfect network outlet and launch in a big way. Past honorees and presenters have included Cuba Gooding, Jr., Salma Hayek, Michael Clarke Duncan, Ving Rhames, Robert DeNiro, George Lopez, Martin Landau, Angie Everhart, Paul Rodriguez, Nancy Odell, Sinbad, Wilmer Valderrama, Matt Stone and Trey Parker, Oliver Stone, Louis Gossett, Jr., Rita Moreno, Cheech Marin, Joely Fisher, Mickey Rooney, John Singleton, Floyd “Red Crow,” Chow Yun Fat, Sally Kirkland and Shirley MacLaine. Over these past 21 years, Hutcherson is proud that so many networks and motion-picture studios have embraced diversity, making it a key component in their successful shows and movies. “We’re opening many new doors from studio to studio, network to network. By creating the MMPA with its 1,600 members, we have defined new agendas and making it our point of view to recognize the world at large is hungering for a more diverse, inclusive entertainment spectrum.” Hutcherson cites box office successes and TV hits like Glee, Grey's Anatomy, Modern Family, Dancing With The Stars, How I Met Your Mother, Boardwalk Empire, Hawaii Five-O, Scandal, Missing, Body Of Proof, Two Broke Girls, The Unforgotten, The Good Wife,

Donaldson continues to model the values that he has established for his company, and now for the branches across the nation; and makes charitable donations from the first 10 percent of all profits. One Hour Air Conditioning and Heating is a full service HVAC company catering to individual homeowners where their motto is “Always on time...or you don’t pay a dime.”

The Mentalist, Rules of Engagement and The Big Bang Theory as exceptional examples of diverse and fresh TV fare. Hutcherson is also passionate about senior citizens and feels they need to be more strongly represented in the diverse entertainment mix. “Older actors are clamoring to be cast in productions as they are increasingly seeing their careers put on hold when they reach a certain arbitrary age. This is unacceptable and warrants changing.” It is Hutcherson’s further hope that: “As receptive audiences are exposed to increasingly more TV shows and movies with diverse stories, casts and ideas unfolding before them, they may open their eyes to a new way of seeing and thinking about the world.” While the the MMPA and its Diversity Awards have spread the message and redefining those stories and casts, Hutcherson acknowledges there is still a long way to go long road ahead to pave with more diverse perspectives in entertainment throughout the globe with higher-level writers especially critical on his list. The MMPA will hold its annual “Oscar Night Before Party” on Saturday, Feb. 23 at 8 p.m. at House of Music Entertainment, 430 N. Camden Dr. Many celebrities, entertainment executives and Oscar nominees come out in support of MMPA. There will be music entertainment, dancing, silent auction and official gift bags... For ticket information call 310-358-8300. It is Hutcherson’s goal to bring his programs to the U.K., South Africa, China, Korea and other parts of the world to educate film students of the importance of diversity in their productions and create a more tolerant environment, open to new viewpoints. As Hutcherson states: “We are generating positive buzz and exciting people within the industry who want to see increased diversity and believe wholeheartedly in its relevance.”

READY FOR AWARDS SEASON— In the midst of awards’ season, local actress/writer Marie Paquim visited Lukaro Salon in Beverly Hills for the “triple-textured fishtail braid.” Paquim latest project, Land Of The Free, Except For Me, is a true-life thriller about human trafficking that she has written and plans to star in. Paquim notes that human trafficking is now the second-leading commodity on the black market in the U.S. For her story, which is based on real people and true events, Paquim received special permission from the F.B.I. Says Marie: “Our goal is global theatrical release. From there, we spread the seeds. I want teenagers, children to come see this film, because they are the most vulnerable in our society.” Pictured (from left) are: Luke O’Connor, Lukaro owner; Paquim; Rona O’Connor; and Luanne Iannucci, Paquim’s hair stylist.

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and her mother returned to Amsterdam on the same transport as Otto Frank. Eva moved to London in the early 1950's and married Zvi Schloss. They have three children and five grandchildren. Eva is one of the cofounders of the Anne Frank Trust and since 1990 has been a trustee of the charity. She was awarded a member of the Order of the British Empire by her Majesty the Queen for her services to holocaust education. She has worked tirelessly since the publication of her first book, Eva's Story to teach the lessons of the holocaust to countless people around the world.

nity Services Department. Community Services Director Steve Zoet said the cost for the park would be under $25,000 and ready before yearend. “We are only now further exploring the community’s desire for such a facility and assessing the merits of the proposed location,” he told The Courier. Zoet said that following community input, staff would focus on plan specifics to provide to the City Council. “If there would appear to be community support and consensus regarding the proposed location, staff will report back to City Council with a summary of the meeting and seek their direction,” he said.

common stockholders was $1.89 per dilutive share. “East West earned a record $281.7 million for the full year 2012 and $71.9 million for the fourth quarter of 2012. This is the third consecutive year of record net income for East West and the eighth consecutive quarter of earnings per share growth,” stated Dominic Ng, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of East West. “During 2012, East West performed well on all significant fronts including: loan growth, commercial deposit growth, expense control and credit quality. Year over year, East West grew non-covered commercial and trade finance loans by $1.1 billion or 35% to a

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BEVERLY HILLS record $4.2 billion, and increased core deposits by $1.9 billion or 18% to a record $12.2 billion.” “This growth was achieved while we maintained strong expense control and improved the efficiency ratio for the full year to 42.3% and reduced the nonperforming assets to total assets ratio to 63 basis points.”

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on by the Beverly Hills Education Foundation. Teen BHEF President Anton Saleh will moderate the 1.5hour forum with this election’s six candidates: Mayor Willie Brien, Vice Mayor John Mirisch, former Mayor Nancy Krasne, Planning Commission Vice Chair Brian Rosenstein, Katherine Cohan and Michael Talei. Questions for the candidates, which are still be solidified will likely touch on the controversial subway issue as well as candidates’ political records. The forum will take place at the John Cherney Lecture Hall in the BHHS Science and Technology Center at 241 Moreno Dr. For more information visit www.bhef.org.



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– Southbound on Coldwater Canyon Drive entering from the Valley, or Benedict Canyon southbound from the Valley. – Westbound on Burton Way, entering from the City of Los Angeles. – Northbound on La Cienega, entering the City in the general proximity of La Cienega Park. (La Cienega Boulevard/Olympic Boulevard intersection). – Westbound on Olympic Boulevard, just west of Robertson Boulevard. The favored location among the majority of commissioners was Burton Way. “It's a nice big area that's not (as) busy,” Commissioner Susan Gersh said. “I personally always do wonder where the City limits do stop that particular area.” Rosoff's recommendation was the Robertson/Olympic location because of the high volume of traffic heading into both Beverly Hills and Century City. “What's the purpose of the sign? To tell people this is the beginning of Beverly Hills?” Rosoff said. “If you want to designate the City, that's where the greater volume of people would be exposed to see the City limit... the greatest volume is on Robertson.” Director of Community Services Steve Zoet said the recommendations would be taken to the City Council, likely at its Feb. 5 meeting, for a final decision.


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Stevens with the Living the Legacy Award for her 20-year commitment to the organization. This year’s gala performance will feature legendary composer John Williams conducting the Young Musicians Foundation’s Debut Orchestra in a program featuring selections from some of his most memorable and beloved movie scores. The Debut Orchestra is the flagship program of the

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The resolution comes after months of Finance Committee meetings where members have criticized the board for failing to effectively educate the community with respect to the endemic budget shortfall facing Beverly Hills public schools

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Hartzheim for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2012 determined that there were compliance issues or material weaknesses, but did identify deficiencies with respect to Associated Student Body (ASB) activities. Boardmember Brian Goldberg voiced concern that 19 of 20 ASB checks submitted did not have support documentation. “We’ve had some substantial progress…but that did con-

Young Musicians Foundation and one of the oldest and most successful pre-professional training orchestras in the country. Program highlights include music for Star Wars, Harry Potter, E.T. and Schindler’s List. Gala concert tickets are available for between $50 and $200. Tickets for the Gala concert and dinner are available for $500. For more information or to purchase tickets visit: www.ymf.org/gala. and the need to pass a parcel tax. Boardmember Lewis Hall agreed that hiring an expert would be beneficial for the district but questioned where the money would come from. “It’s a matter of recognizing that this position has priority over one teacher,” Spitz said. cern me,” he said. “I know this is a small item, but ASB, it’s a lot of money….sometimes close to $1 million.” Executive Director of Budget & Food Services Mary Anne McCabe suggested that a quarterly review of the audit report would be helpful. Board VP Noah Margo said he expected to see the fruits of greater internal controls following the implementation of a Point of Sale system last year. “It’s a huge improvement from when I first sat on this board,” he said.

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that could net a little more than $4 million for BHUSD. The funds are needed to help the school district plug a $3.5 million budget shortfall by funneling up to $4.05 million of the City’s $10 million budget surplus back to City schools. “Indeed we are a family,” Boardmember Lisa Korbatov said at Tuesday night’s formal meeting before the Board voted 4-1 to accept the City Liaison’s proposal to plug this coming year's education budget shortfall. Boardmember Brian Goldberg was the lone no vote and cautioned that the onetime solution did not address the endemic challenges facing the school district. At Thursday afternoon’s City Council Study Session, in anticipation of the City Council approving the plan, community activist and BHUSD parent

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World Health Organization estimates over 90 million African women have undergone. Also in December, 21 communities in Gambia did the same. Senegal-based non-profit Tostan attributed its Community Empowerment Program for

Stella Serraf presented the Council with a formal petition signed by close to 900 people in support of the City’s efforts. “Our governor has made it crystal clear he intends to take more public funds away from communities like Beverly Hills to go to less privileged cities,” she told the Council. “We need to take care of our own.” The idea of using some of the City’s surplus funds for the school district originated from Vice Mayor John Mirisch at a council study session in November. Earlier this month, the City Council/BHUSD liaison committee, which includes Board President Jake Manaster, Board VP Noah Margo, Mayor Willie Brien and councilmember Julian Gold, hashed out a fourpart plan on how to allocate funds help alleviate the impending fiscal crisis confronting Beverly Hills schools. The agreement included: 1.) The City agreed to front

$1 million in developer fees associated with the 9900 Wilshire Boulevard project, which the BHUSD will receive when ground breaks on construction. 2.) The City will receive access to BHUSD athletic fields currently not part of the CityBHUSD Joint Powers Authority agreement (JPA) in exchange for negotiating a $1.25 million agreement to go toward programs and avoid layoffs. 3.) The City will release $600,000 from escrow that it maintains as part of the JPA to go toward school programs and positions; and 4.) , The City agreed to maintain $600,000 in escrow that it will release on a matching basis with community donations in an effort to engender greater philanthropy. “The notion of getting the community involved really was a driver,” Gold said Tuesday. “This is not the end of the problem for the school district.”

helping effect such change as a result of social mobilization and awareness-raising activities about human rights. Tostan National Coordinator Khalidou Sy said the Jan. 22 declaration, which followed months of inter-village meetings and awareness-raising caravans, reinforces human rights

in Senegal. “This is vital for future generations and has given us a basis for new behaviors to protect children and women and their physical and moral integrity,” said Cheikh Tidiane Dien, the governor of the Region of Ziguinchor.

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Note: Employee salaries and benefits are matters of public record under A Beverly Hills city employee receives extra California statutes and multiple court decisions. The city has never compiled pay and benefits equal to from half to over double his/her salary as a result of overtime, staff costs in this manner to show the actual cost of each employee. leave, paid days off, retirement contributions and health benefits. The equivalent number Nearly every Beverly Hills city employee is treated as a member of a union in private industry is approximately 26 perby the City, whether they belong to one or not. Every city employee, except cent. City Manager Jeff Kolin and Assistant City Manager Mahdi Aluzri, police and fire, receive every other Monday or Friday off with pay. Police and fire have their own schedules.

RETIREMENT: No city employee pays one penny for their retirement. Beverly Hills pays it all with half being tax free. After “retirement,� employees are free to obtain other employment without reduction of retirement benefits. Beverly Hills does not know how many former employees receive retirement pay from working for Beverly Hills.


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Note: Employee salaries and benefits are matters of public record under California statutes and multiple court decisions. The city has never compiled staff costs in this manner to show the actual cost of each employee. Nearly every Beverly Hills city employee is treated as a member of a union by the City, whether they belong to one or not. Every city employee, except City Manager Jeff Kolin and Assistant City Manager Mahdi Aluzri, police and fire, receive every other Monday or Friday off with pay. Police and fire have their own schedules.

Even highly-paid executives and other staff members receive overtime. “Leave Cashout” includes Administrative Leave (the “overtime” allotted to nonhourly employees), unused vacation pay and sick time.

Eight hours leave translates to one paid day off for regular city staff. All vacation, sick time and administrative leave may be “cashed in” if not used. This is in addition to the “every other Friday/Monday off” and legal holidays. Fire/police have 24 hour days.

PERS: The amount used to calculate retirement benefits. Beverly Hills grants employees retirement benefits equal to 3 percent of their highest-ever compensation multiplied by each year of service to a maximum of 30 years. Some may retire as early as 50 and all by 55. An employee with 30 years service receives 90 percent of highest pay, plus health benefits, plus cost-of-living adjustments. “PERSABLE Pay” means the pay used to calculate annual retirement pay.


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Note: Employee salaries and benefits are matters of public record under A Beverly Hills city employee receives extra California statutes and multiple court decisions. The city has never compiled pay and benefits equal to from half to over double his/her salary as a result of overtime, staff costs in this manner to show the actual cost of each employee. leave, paid days off, retirement contributions and health benefits. The equivalent number Nearly every Beverly Hills city employee is treated as a member of a union in private industry is approximately 26 perby the City, whether they belong to one or not. Every city employee, except cent. City Manager Jeff Kolin and Assistant City Manager Mahdi Aluzri, police and fire, receive every other Monday or Friday off with pay. Police and fire have their own schedules.

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RETIREMENT: No city employee pays one penny for their retirement. Beverly Hills pays it all with half being tax free. After “retirement,� employees are free to obtain other employment without reduction of retirement benefits. Beverly Hills does not know how many former employees receive retirement pay from working for Beverly Hills.


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Note: Employee salaries and benefits are matters of public record under California statutes and multiple court decisions. The city has never compiled staff costs in this manner to show the actual cost of each employee. Nearly every Beverly Hills city employee is treated as a member of a union by the City, whether they belong to one or not. Every city employee, except City Manager Jeff Kolin and Assistant City Manager Mahdi Aluzri, police and fire, receive every other Monday or Friday off with pay. Police and fire have their own schedules.

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Even highly-paid executives and other staff members receive overtime. “Leave Cashout” includes Administrative Leave (the “overtime” allotted to nonhourly employees), unused vacation pay and sick time.

Eight hours leave translates to one paid day off for regular city staff. All vacation, sick time and administrative leave may be “cashed in” if not used. This is in addition to the “every other Friday/Monday off” and legal holidays. Fire/police have 24 hour days.

PERS: The amount used to calculate retirement benefits. Beverly Hills grants employees retirement benefits equal to 3 percent of their highest-ever compensation multiplied by each year of service to a maximum of 30 years. Some may retire as early as 50 and all by 55. An employee with 30 years service receives 90 percent of highest pay, plus health benefits, plus cost-of-living adjustments. “PERSABLE Pay” means the pay used to calculate annual retirement pay.


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Note: Employee salaries and benefits are matters of public record under A Beverly Hills city employee receives extra California statutes and multiple court decisions. The city has never compiled pay and benefits equal to from half to over double his/her salary as a result of overtime, staff costs in this manner to show the actual cost of each employee. leave, paid days off, retirement contributions and health benefits. The equivalent number Nearly every Beverly Hills city employee is treated as a member of a union in private industry is approximately 26 perby the City, whether they belong to one or not. Every city employee, except cent. City Manager Jeff Kolin and Assistant City Manager Mahdi Aluzri, police and fire, receive every other Monday or Friday off with pay. Police and fire have their own schedules.

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RETIREMENT: No city employee pays one penny for their retirement. Beverly Hills pays it all with half being tax free. After “retirement,� employees are free to obtain other employment without reduction of retirement benefits. Beverly Hills does not know how many former employees receive retirement pay from working for Beverly Hills.


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Note: Employee salaries and benefits are matters of public record under California statutes and multiple court decisions. The city has never compiled staff costs in this manner to show the actual cost of each employee.

Even highly-paid executives and other staff members receive overtime. “Leave Cashout” includes Administrative Leave (the “overtime” allotted to nonNearly every Beverly Hills city employee is treated as a member hourly employees), unused of a union by the City, whether they belong to one or not. Every vacation pay and sick time. city employee, except City Manager Jeff Kolin and Assistant City Manager Mahdi Aluzri, police and fire, receive every other Monday or Friday off with pay. Police and fire have their own schedules.

Eight hours leave translates to one paid day off for regular city staff. All vacation, sick time and administrative leave may be “cashed in” if not used. This is in addition to the “every other Friday/Monday off” and legal holidays. Fire/police have 24 hour days.

PERS: The amount used to calculate retirement benefits. Beverly Hills grants employees retirement benefits equal to 3 percent of their highest-ever compensation multiplied by each year of service to a maximum of 30 years. Some may retire as early as 50 and all by 55. An employee with 30 years service receives 90 percent of highest pay, plus health benefits, plus cost-of-living adjustments. “PERSABLE Pay” means the pay used to calculate annual retirement pay.

Residents Per City Employee: Beverly Hills vs. Other Southern California Cities

Note: These statistics are for 2011 with numbers compiled by the California State Controller’s Office.

SALARIES

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their salaries and all benefits can be found online today at www.bhcourier.com. Despite dozens of pages of information, The Courier still had questions about what the City pays for its employees. Therefore, we asked the following questions to acting Administrative Director of Finance Noel Marquis, who responded through City spokesperson Therese Kosterman. If you can figure out what these responses mean, contact The Courier at myopinion@bhcourier.com. Beverly Hills Courier: Are healthcare benefit costs shared between City and employee? Or does the City cover the full cost? Noel Marquis: Shared. The City utilizes a cafeteria plan to provide a level of funding for employees to use in selecting medical, dental and vision coverage for themselves and their families. If an employee chooses a plan that exceeds their cafeteria plan amount they must pay the difference. BHC: There are differences in the amount of Administrative Leave per employee. How is the maximum for each employee determined, and do they carry over year to year, or must they be used within that payable year? Also, in working the hours off, do they work them hour for hour, or is it time and a half? NM: Administrative leave is based on the exempt (no overtime) bargaining group and the amount of time an employee is anticipated to work beyond a normal work period. For example, employees in the bargaining group “Confi-

dential”, an exempt employment category, are often required to work hours for committees and commission meetings that go late into the evening. This group, through the bargaining process and their Memorandum of Understanding (MOU, the contract with the City), are given 67 hours of Administrative Leave annually. Administrative Leave is given annually, lapses at the end of the calendar year and the employee may have a portion bought out at year end as an incentive to not using the time off (in the above example 27 hours) which the City must cover. BHC: What's the difference between Administrative Leave and PERS Overtime? NM: Administrative Leave is a bank of hours that is granted to an exempt group of employees as discussed above. PERS overtime is FLSA (Fair Labor Standards Act) overtime that is considered PERSable pay because it falls within the employees normal work schedule. A Firefighter’s normal 28 day FLSA work period includes 3 hours of time that FLSA has determined is overtime and must be paid at overtime rates. Because it is part of their normal schedule PERS includes it within their PERSable compensation. BHC: Why do some employees receive both? NM: Normally an employee would not get Administrative Leave and any type of overtime since Administrative Leave is only given to exempt groups. There may be cases where an employee promotes during the course of a year from a non-exempt group to an exempt group and as such received both types

of pay during the year. BHC: How is that determination made, and is there ever a time where Administrative Leave translates into PERS Hours earned? NM: This one is a two part answer because how the leave is used is the determining factor. If an employee takes a day off and uses Administrative Leave to cover their normal work hours then the hours would be PERSable. If an employee receives an incentive pay-off at the end of the calendar year than those hours are not PERSable. This is true for all leaves including vacation, sick, and Administrative Leave. BHC: If a councilmember has their own previous health plan, does the City pay cash toward it? If so, does the cash cover the full amount of the plan? NM: The City provides the same health coverage for elected officials as it does for employees. A councilmember is free to accept or reject the City’s plan. The City does not pay for private or other health plan options. BHC: Is dependent coverage included in the councilmember’s benefits? NM: Elected Officials are provided the same health care programs as City employees including dependent coverage. The City covers the full cost of whatever plan the elected official chooses, there is no cafeteria plan for Elected Officials. BHC: Are all employees afforded dependent coverage? NM: Employees may choose whatever coverage they wish, including dependent coverage. The City pays up to the negotiated Cafeteria Plan amount and the employee pays any amount

over. BHC: Is the full "cafeteria plan" offered to all employees regardless of pay grade and rank? NM: Yes, to all full time employees. BHC: What is the average cost for health benefits per employee? NM: $1,563.84 per month for calendar year 2012. **(Editors note: We can figure out this answer on our own).** BHC: What is the average number of plan members per employee? NM: We do not have the information as the City provides 3 plan levels: single, two party and family. BHC: Is the HMO Plan contracted out? (For example, to HCP, Regal, Cedars, etc.)? NM: The City contracts with PERS for our health care program. Because of its member size PERS receives economies of scale in obtaining pricing from health providers that are not available to individual organizations. The plan includes a full range of providers including HMO’s such as Kaiser and Blue Shield and PPO plans such as PERS care. An employee is free to choose the plan that best fits their needs and circumstances. BHC: President Obama's healthcare plan is taxing "cadillac plans", are these plans taxable to City employees? NM: PERS has not indicated to us that any of the plans are considered Cadillac Plans. Editor's Note: If you can figure this out, please contact The Courier and let us know. We do know that $1,563.84 per month for healthcare is really a nice perk.


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Note: Employee salaries and benefits are matters of public record under A Beverly Hills city employee receives extra California statutes and multiple court decisions. The city has never compiled pay and benefits equal to from half to over double his/her salary as a result of overtime, staff costs in this manner to show the actual cost of each employee. leave, paid days off, retirement contributions and health benefits. The equivalent number Nearly every Beverly Hills City employee is treated as a member of a union in private industry is approximately 26 perby the City, whether they belong to one or not. Every city employee, except cent. City Manager Jeff Kolin and Assistant City Manager Mahdi Aluzri, police and fire, receive every other Monday or Friday off with pay. Police and fire have their own schedules.

RETIREMENT: No city employee pays one penny for their retirement. Beverly Hills pays it all with half being tax free. After “retirement,” employees are free to obtain other employment without reduction of retirement benefits. Beverly Hills does not know how many former employees receive retirement pay from working for Beverly Hills.

MORE ON THE BAFTA TEA–The Four Seasons was the scene of the British Academy of Film & Television Arts Los Angeles Tea Party. Dozens of celebrities were on hand for the occasion. Pictured (from left): Amanda Seyfried (Les Miserables); Daniel Day-Lewis (Lincoln); Marion Cotillard (Rust And Bone); and Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock).

Another Roger Lefkon Phobia

THE FEAR OF SLEEPING My abnormal fear of sleep includes difficulty in falling asleep, remaining asleep and the premonition that I might not wakeup at all, sometimes referred to as the Rip Van Winkle syndrome–though his nap lasteda mere 20 years. Sleep historians contend it was the smell of bacon frying that awakened ol' Rip. Others insist it was his ex-wife who tracked him down and woke him up to demand back alimony payments. Preparing to hit the sack has become a carefully orchestrated ritual which begins with the selection of a sleep window that in my case is 11-11:30 p.m. Before retiring to the bedroom I always have a glass of warm milk accompanied by an Oreo cookie or two. While skeptics may frown upon the value of warm milk’s slumber producing properties, I have always benefited from a shot of moo juice, a practice starting 7,500 years ago in Europe when pictures of missing gladiators first began appearing on ceramic vessels. While taking sleep medication is another option, great care must be exercised not to use these aids if you plan to be at the controls of a Formula 1 race car, operate a wood chipper, pilot a low-flying crop-duster or engage in any activity that requires mental alertness such as performing delicate brain surgery or proposing marriage. After turning off all the lights in the West Wing, I head to the bathroom where I methodically brush, floss, pop a handful of pills and place fresh water in my dog's bowl. Gabby prefers Fiji but has been known to switch allegiance to Evian whenever she is vacationing in the south of France. Next I configure my two king size pillows based on how much I have had to eat and drink. Since an attack of acid reflux can be a game changer, I tend to favor propped up over lying flat. I try to avoid watching the news and its non-stop coverage of the most violent crimes of the day and instead prefer to seek out re-runs of Seinfeld, I Love Lucy and The Flintstones. I have found laughter is a better sleep-inducer then homicide. Once settled in bed I turn the clock towards the wall to keep the room dark, activate the alarm system to keep out intruders, switch on my half of the electric blanket and say goodnight to my two bedmates–Phyllis, my significant other, who wears colorful PJ’s adorned with large and small dogs and Gabby whose custom fitted jammies sport images of large and small people. They both snore and they each take up more then their allotted one third of the bed making it difficult for me to get comfortable and fall asleep. Have you ever noticed that those who snore the loudest are always the first to fall asleep? If I cannot nod-off in 30 minutes I follow the advice of the National Sleep Foundation and get out of bed to do something mundane and stress-free like running the dishwasher or converting all of my usernames into Hebrew. No sooner

am I back in bed when I begin to think about what horrible experiences await me in the darkened room. Will it be something lurking out there ready to pounce on me as soon as I fall asleep; a horrific nightmare in which I volunteer to serve with Gen. George Custer at Little Big Horn when I should have passed on the signing bonus and thrown my lot in with Chief Crazy Horse or sleepwalking and finding myself in the window of Carroll & Co. the next morning adorned in an Italian black Marino wool robe and receiving admiring glances from passerbys. Another bedtime activity with potentially dire consequences is teeth grinding which can lead to being outfitted with a budget busting hand crafted night guard and, like Dick Tracy’s nemesis “Mumbles,” being unable to speak coherently when talking in my sleep. I have also been diagnosed with having Restless Leg Syndrome in which you experience sensations best described as ants or insects crawling on your legs. In my case it turned out that there really was a bug snacking on my leg, enjoying it and telling his friends and relatives where I live and sleep. Unable to overcome my many sleep related paranoias I made the decision to check into a sleep disorder center where it conducted an overnight sleep study. Complete strangers with backgrounds as auto-body mechanics proceeded to hook me up to sensors, clamps, cables, electrodes and elastic belts. This is essentially the same protocol used to prepare doomed prisoners for execution but without the perk of a last meal. While it’s possible to use the bathroom if nature calls it’s best to keep in mind that in doing so you will have to be unplugged and then plugged up again. The downside to forgoing a visit to the loo is that I will be adding bedwetting to my growing list of sleep disorders. Since the whole affair is recorded employing multiple remote cameras there is a high probability that I will be featured on YouTube’s most watched videos and as a result become a folk hero making appearances on TV, scoring with women half my age, lining up book deals and because of all the notoriety, I would be an odds on favorite to become Time Magazine's “Man of the Year,” which would inevitably lead to an invite to the White House and a chance to get a good nights sleep in the Lincoln Bedroom and thus be able to leisurely slide out of bed in the morning. Keep in mind however, that if people were meant to pop rather than slide out of bed we’d all be sleeping in toasters!

Longtime Beverly Hills resident Roger Lefkon is a veteran television writer/producer/director and former senior executive with Merv Griffin Entertainment


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Research Roundup...

Sleep Apnea May Offer Unusual Protection For Heart Attack Patients People who suffer from breathing disorders such as sleep apnea are usually at higher risk for cardiovascular disease. But a new study from Technion-Israel Institute of Technology scientists suggests that some heart-attack patients with these conditions may actually benefit from mild to moderate sleep-disordered breathing. Apnea and other types of sleep-disordered breathing can boost the numbers and functions of rare cells that help repair and build new blood vessels, according to the Technion’s Dr. Lena Lavie and her colleagues. They say the findings could help predict which patients are at a greater health risk after a heart attack, and may even suggest ways to rebuild damaged heart tissue. Sleep-disordered breathing is characterized by cycles of apnea-induced hypoxia, where the sleeper experiences a temporary drop in oxygen levels. It occurs in about 5-10 percent of the general adult population, but is extremely common in patients with cardiovascular diseases— somewhere between 40-60 per-

cent. Many studies have shown that sleep apnea is a risk factor for everything from high blood pressure to chronic heart failure, Lavie noted. Earlier studies by the Technion scientists suggest apnea increases oxygen-related stress and inflammation in the heart and blood vessels. The scientists’ study in the American Journal Of Respiratory And Critical Care Medicine could help resolve a puzzling medical issue. If sleep disordered breathing is associated with cardiovascular disease, why is it that people who suffer from breathing disorders in sleep seem to do as well as healthy sleepers after a heart attack? Blood samples drawn from these patients revealed that the sleep-disordered breathing patients had markedly higher levels of endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs), which give rise to new blood vessels and repair the injured heart, than the healthy sleepers. They also had higher levels of other growth-promoting proteins and immune cells that stimulate blood vessel production.

M E D I C I N E , H E A LT H & W E L L N E S S

UCLA Health System Selected As Medicare Shared Savings Program Accountable Care Organization The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have selected UCLA Health System to participate in the federal government’s Medicare Shared Savings Program as an accountable care organization. As a participant in the program, UCLA Health System will work with CMS to provide service and care to Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries while reducing the growth in Medicare expenditures through enhanced care coordination. “Through participation in the Medicare Shared Savings Program and other initiatives, UCLA is taking an innovative approach to healthcare, focusing on high-value, high-quality care that is truly patient-centered,” said Dr. Molly Coye, chief innovation officer for UCLA Health System. “UCLA aims to be a leader in transforming health care and reining in uncontrolled health-care costs.” The Medicare Shared Savings Program was created under the Affordable Care Act to help health-care providers better coordinate care for Medi-

By creating its own ACO, UCLA Health System was able to submit an application to participate in the program. UCLA was chosen specifically by CMS to create incentives for health-care providers to work together to treat individual patients across care settings—including doctors’ offices, hospitals and other facilities. ACOs must meet quality standards to ensure that savings are achieved through improved care coordination and the provision of care that is appropriate, safe and timely. CMS has established 33 Dr. Molly Coye, chief innovation officer for UCLA Health quality measures on care coorSystem, dination and patient safety, the care fee-for-service beneficiar- appropriate use of preventive ies through accountable care health services, improved care organizations, or ACOs— for at-risk populations, and pagroups of doctors, hospitals tient and caregiver experience and others who collaborate to of care. Federal savings from this provide high-quality service initiative are up to $940 miland care for their patients. “The Medicare Shared lion over four years. “UCLA Health System is Savings Program provides us with an important framework one of only a few academic to better coordinate care for medical centers to participate our Medicare fee-for-service in this program,” said Dr. beneficiaries,” said Dr. David Samuel A. Skootsky, chief medFeinberg, president of UCLA ical officer of the UCLA FaculHealth System. (see ‘UCLA,’ page 25)

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>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> UCLA ‘Dancer’ Helps Raise Funds To Fight Pediatric AIDS Alon Kashanian of Beverly Hills is one of the participants in the Pediatric AIDS Coalition at UCLA’s 26-hour “Dance Marathon” this year. The largest student-run philanthropic organization on the West Coast, the coalition has hosted the marathon every President’s Day weekend the last 11 years. The event raises money and educates individuals regarding pediatric HIV and AIDS. So far, the group has contributed more than $3 million toward beneficiaries like the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, Project Kindle, a free camp for children affected by AIDS; and the UCLA AIDS Institute. Dance Marathon at UCLA, the largest collegiate charity event in California, brings together thousands of students, parents, alumni and interested community members each year. Calling on family and friends, participants raise at least $250 each —and many do so in particularly creative ways. As a registered dancer, Kashanian will spend 26 hours on his feet with his fellow dancers, learning about the disease and meeting young children who are affected. For more information, visit www.dancemarathon.ucla.edu.

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ty Practice and M e d i c a l Group. “This Medicare Shared Savings Plan challenges hospitals and doctors, together with their patients, to reevaluate and redesign patient care to be more patientcentered and efficient— across all care settings, including at home.” Adds Dr. Patricia Kapur, CEO of the UCLA Faculty P r a c t i c e Group, “We have a successful primarycare network. The framework we currently have in place provides us with a perfect opportunity to work with the federal government’s Shared Savings Program to transform the delivery of excellent medical care.”

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Children’s Earns ‘Magnet’ Recognition’ For Nursing Excellence For the second time in four years, The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) bestowed Magnet recognition for nursing excellence on Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA), according to an announcement by Richard D. Cordova, FACHE, CHLA CEO. “Earning Magnet recognition the first time in 2008 was a milestone in the history of Children’s Hospital,” Cordova says. “To have achieved Magnet status a second time confirms the unwavering dedication of our nurses and our nursing leadership and their commitment to providing the best in patient care. It demonstrates why we are ranked among the top children’s hospitals in the U.S, if not the world.” The Magnet Recognition Program was developed by the ANCC, the world’s leading nurse credentialing organization, to recognize health-care organizations that demonstrate quality patient care, nursing excellence and innovations in professional nursing practice. According to the ANCC, Magnet designation benefits consumers by identifying hospitals with superior nursing care and quality patient outcomes. It is the highest honor a healthcare organization can receive for professional nursing practice.

The staff at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles celebrates the news of the hospital’s Magnet recognition for nursing excellence. (Seated, from left): Margaux Chan, RN, BSN, CPN; Susan Crandall, RN, BSN, CCRN; Mary Dee Hacker, MBA, RN, NEABC, FAAN and Richard Cordova, FACHE, president/ CEO.

Only a select group of 395 hospitals out of almost 6,000 U.S. health-care organizations have achieved Magnet status Hospitals must reapply for Magnet recognition every four years and CHLA received word from the Commission on Magnet leadership last week, that it had achieved this redesignation for another four years. A rigorous four-year application process overseen by CHLA VP for Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing

Officer Mary Dee Hacker, MBA, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN and Suzanne Taylor, MSN, RN-BC, EMT, the hospital's director of clinical education and professional development, preceded the Magnet recognition redesignation “The entire organization demonstrates incredible professional commitment daily,” Hacker says. “Everybody cares about our patients; everybody cares about our patient fami(see ‘MAGNET’ page 28)

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BIRTHDAYS—Celebrating are Alicia Keys and Kathryn Smith (Jan. 25); Anne Jeffreys-Sterling, Ellen DeGeneres, Anita Baker, Scott Glenn, and Eddie van Halen (Jan. 26); James cromwell, Eleanor Vallee Clark, Bridget Fonda, Mimi Rogers, Dr. Susan Stafford and Bart Ross (Jan. 27); Alan Alda and John Beck (Jan. 28); Bernice Gershon, Katharine Ross, Tom Selleck, Marcia Rosner, Heather Graham, Sara Gilbert, Oprah Winfrey, and Ann Jillian (Jan. 29); Christian Bale, Phil Collins, Dick Chaney, Franklin Lane III, Charles S. Dutton, Tammy Grimes, Gene Hackman and Vanessa Redgrave (Jan. 30); Carol Channing, Minnie Driver, Kelly Lynch, Kerry Washington, Justin Timberlake and Gloria Gebbia (Jan. 31) A C T O R S FUND– Five legends of the by Holiday Mathis stage were honat a The British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles cele- ored TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Jan. 25). You have a destinabrated the 2013 awards season with its annual BAFTA Awards Season Tea “Musical Mondays” benefit for tion in mind, and the year presents a rather roundParty held in the Four Seasons. The local BAFTA party is one of the more the Actors about way of getting there, but rest assured, you prestigious events on the awards calendar, celebrating and wishing the Fund. From left will arrive. A mentor helps. Attain one in the next best of luck to all nominees for the awards’ season ahead. are Charlotte five weeks. You’ll be accepted in a small group or Pat Here’s a short list of those attending Ben Affleck, Kathryn Bigelow, Rae, make it on an important list in March. Your educaJacqueline Bisset, Jon Bon Jovi, Helena Bonham Carter, Tim Burton, Marshall, Anne tion pays off in June with money. Cancer and Aries J e f f r e y s , Bradley Cooper, Marion Cotillard, Daniel Day-Lewis, Alexandre Deadore you. Morison splat, Michelle Dockery, Julian Fellowes, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Sally Patricia AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You are in your eleand Jane Kean. Field, Frances Fisher, Anne Hathaway, Tom Hooper, Ken Howard, Dan- Photo by Scott ment with the sun and planets cheering you on. All ny Huston, Jason Isaacs, Hugh Jackman, Toby Jones, Tony Kushner, Jen- Appel you want to do with this cosmic boost is help othnifer Lawrence, Ang Lee, Sienna Miller, Navid Negahban, Dev Patel, ers. Your pure intentions will help the world. Amanda Seyfried, Surai Sharma, Chris Tucker, Jacki Weaver, and Harvey pearing at the Pantages… Well mother, at least I PISCES (Feb. 19-Mar. 20). It’s still too early to judge Weinstein. Sponsors were Audi, Four Seasons, BBC America and Cham- made it to the lobby.” Patricia Morison shared how successful a venture will be. But one thing is how she was fired from her first job, but cried so sure–the lost days are behind you. 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The five very unique and different ladies came together for a delight- freys expressed her only regret was her ill fated TAURUS (Apr. 20-May 20). The environment you ful, educational and entertaining evening of wit, wisdom and wonderful performance in the title role of Jerry Herman’s create around you gives others a hint. If you’ve put music. Jane Kean remarked: “My mother always dreamed of my ap- Mame, scheduled to open… and subsequently a great deal of care and deliberation into it, they closed… on Sept. 11, 2001 after will feel that they follow suit by bringing their best 19 hijackers took control of four efforts to your table. commercial airliners. Charlotte GEMINI (May 21-June 21). The people you work Rae, whose height gave levity to with may contribute minimally to your bottom line the evening as she playfully bat- now. And if you have a partner, don’t expect much tled with lowering the perform- help from that person today. 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Frances Allen Desert Roundup

With the press of all the Desert’s seasonal activities, sometimes an interesting story or two gets lost in the crush. That’s the way it was last year when Zohar Sharon, a blind Israeli golfer, played a round of golf in Palm Springs to benefit the Israel Guide Dog Center for the Blind and raise awareness about the obstacles that confront visually impaired Israelis. Sharon, the reigning world champion blind golfer – a title he has earned three times in a row – had never played prior to losing his sight when defusing a chemical bomb. Now he regularly shoots in the 80s and has had five holein-one shots in his career … two of them coming in the same round. But it is his remarkable energy and attitude not to let his blindness define himself that was the fundamental takeaway lesson of the visit. This year, I’m circling Feb. 13 on my calendar. That’s the day Israel Guide Dog Center for the Blind will present its annual fundraising luncheon and feature the remarkable accomplishments of another visually-impaired individual: mezzo-soprano Laurie Rubin. Blind since birth, Rubin, now 33, has performed at such international venues as Carnegie Hall, Wigmore Hall in London and Lincoln Center. The music critic for The New York Times lauded Rubin’s “compelling artistry,” but it is the drive to be better than others that is truly compelling. For luncheon tickets or more information about how you can aid the Israel Guide Dog Center for the Blind, call 619-435-8226. * * * * * Just as one film festival completed its final screening the projection booths at

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the Camelot Theatres in Palm Springs were setting up for Native FilmFest, the Valley’s second major festival of the year. Now in its 12th season the Native FilmFest, presented by the Agua Caliente Cultural Museum, features the best in films by, about and starring Native Americans, plus other indigenous people from around the world. Guest filmmaker and educator Chris Eyre, a member of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Nations of Oklahoma, will be a festival participant. Named by People magazine as “the preeminent Native Filmmaker of his time,” his debut film, Smoke Signals was screened at the 1998 at the Sundance Festival where it won both the Filmmakers and Audience awards for a dramatic feature film. Eyre’s newest release, Hide Away will be screened at the festival followed by a post-screening Q&A. He will also conduct film lecture/workshops for students interested in film, primarily from media classes at Coachella Valley high schools, will receive complimentary all access passes, allowing them to take full advantage of all that Native FilmFest has to offer. Eyre will also be the first recipient of the “Richard M. Milanovich Award for Distinguished Contributions to Indigenous Film.” Named after the late beloved chairman of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians, avid moviegoer Milanovich and his Agua Caliente Band were long-time supporters of the Palm Springs International Film Festival. Individual tickets are affordably priced sale at the Camelot Theatres box office Feb. 1. Here’s a tip: the best value is the $70 all-access pass.

lies and every single person working here strives to be better.” The Magnet commission reported that CHLA stood out in several areas, including its transformational nursing leadership practices, its current and long-term strategic priorities in a changing medical market and the organization-wide adaptation to a new hospital building, the Marion and John E. Anderson Pavilion. In addition, the commission cited many practices and programs that exceeded its stringent standards, including: daily interdisciplinary rounds with patients and families; efficient medication administration; outreach programs for homeless youth; children’s reading and library programs; spinal education for scoliosis patients; teleconferencing interpreter services, and patient care and parent-nurse communication. “Our nurses are indefatigable,” Hacker says. “They provide the highest quality of care built on a foundation of evidence-based best practices, and they have achieved the goal of becoming leaders in research and education. Our nurses work as college professors, lecture at national and international conferences and have been published in professional journals and textbooks.” Margaux Chan, RN, BSN, CPN, and Susan G. Crandall , RN, BSN, CCRN, the hospital’s Magnet Program co-managers, coordinated the Magnet application process, which involved the efforts of more than 100 nurses and staff in the creation of a document of more than 4,000 pages, detailing the hospital’s nursing practices, standards, governance and leadership.

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NOTICE TO BIDDERS for the 2012-2013 STREET RESURFACING - VARIOUS LOCATIONS

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The Contractor shall provide the City a copy of the office calculations FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME and documents submitted to the County for filing in connection with the STATEMENT 2013001454 The following is/are doing business as: aforementioned work.

within the City of BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA BID #13-25

The payment for surveying, related professional services, office calculation, and furnishing all labor, materials, equipment, tools and incidentals, and for doing work involved shall be considered as included in the various items of work, and no additional compensaBIDS - Sealed proposals for the 2012-2013 STREET RESURFACING - tion will be allowed therefore. VARIOUS LOCATIONS within the City of Beverly Hills, California, will be received up to the hour of 2:00 p.m., on Wednesday, February 27, 2013 Section 3-3.2.2 shall be changed as follows: at the office of the City Clerk of said City, located in Room 290 at 455 North Rexford Drive, Beverly Hills, California. Bids will be publicly (a) Labor. The costs of labor will be the actual cost for wages of workopened at 2:00 p.m. on the above-mentioned date in the office of the City ers performing the extra work at the time the extra work is done, plus the Clerk of said City Hall and award of the contract will be made during a employer payments of payroll taxes, health and welfare, pension, vacasubsequent meeting of the City Council. tion, apprenticeship funds, and other direct costs, resulting from Federal, State, or local laws, as well as assessments or benefits required by colGENERAL INSTRUCTIONS - Bids must be submitted on the Proposal lective bargaining agreements. Form prepared for this project and shall be delivered at the office of the City Clerk within a sealed envelope and marked on the outside as follows: “2012-2013 STREET RESURFACING - VARIOUS LOCATIONS The following will revise Section 3-3.2.3 of the Greenbook: BID # 13-25” (a) Work by Contractor. An allowance for overhead and profit shall be Copies of the Specifications and Proposal Form may be inspected and added to the Contractor’s cost as determined under 3-3.2.2 and shall obtained at the office of the City Engineer, 345 Foothill Road, Beverly constitute the full and complete markup for all overhead and profit on Hills, CA 90210. There is no charge or deposit required for this materi- extra work performed by the Contractor. The Contractor shall be comal; therefore, they are not to be returned to the City for refund. Each bid- pensated for the actual increase in the Contractor’s bond premium der shall furnish the City, the name, address, and telephone number of caused by the extra work. For costs determined under each subsection the firm requesting Specifications. in 3-3.2.2, the markup shall be: DBE PROGRAM: Bidders are advised that, the City has established a overall DBE goal. The City of Beverly Hills DBE Contract goal is 13 percent with a participation of 8% for Race Conscious and 5% for Race Neutral SCOPE OF THE WORK - The work to be done shall consist of furnishing all the required labor, materials, equipment, parts, implements and supplies necessary for, or appurtenant to, the construction and completion of the project indicated above in accordance with Standard Drawings and the Specifications prepared for this project.

a) Labor b) Materials c) Tools & Equipment Rental d) Other Items

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(b) Work by Subcontractor. When any of the extra work is performed by a Subcontractor, the markup established in 3-3.2.3(a) shall be applied to the Subcontractor’s costs as determined under 33.2.2. An allowance for the Contractor’s overhead and profit shall be added to the sum of the Subcontractor’s costs and markup and shall constitute the full and complete markup for all overhead and profit In general terms, the contract work for this project shall consist of for the Contractor on work by the Subcontractor. For Contractor the following items of work: markup of Subcontractor’s costs, the allowance shall be 10% on the first $2,000 or portion thereof, and 5% on costs in excess of $2,000. ITEM NO. ITEM DESCRIPTION UNITS QUANTITY LIQUIDATED DAMAGES - There will be a Five Hundred Dollar 1 Mobilization LS 1 ($500.00) assessment for each calendar day that work remains 2 Engineered traffic plan/traffic incomplete. control/message boards LS 1 3 Full width cold Mill Existing SY 175,000 PREVAILING WAGES - In accordance with the provisions of Section AC Pavement 2" (Uniform Deph) 1770 et seq., of the Labor Code, the Director of the Industrial Relations 4 AC overlay 2" Class C or D PG 64-10 TONS 3,000 of the State of California has determined the general prevailing rate of 5 AC overlay 2" (average) Asphalt TONS 16,000 wages applicable to the work to be done. The Contractor will be required Rubber Hot Mix overlay (AHRM) to pay to all workers employed on the project sums not less than the 6 Signing and Striping Bike Lanes LS 1 sums set forth in the documents entitled "General Prevailing Wage 7 Crack seal LS 1 Determination made by the Director of 8 Pavement spot repairs - full depth, root TONS 500 removal & 8" AC pavement on 8" CMB Industrial Relations pursuant to California Labor Code Part 7, Chapter 1, 9 Pavement spot repairs - full depth, SF 1,500 Article 2, Sections 1770, 1773, 1773.1". root removal & 8" PCC pavement on 8" CMB A copy of said documents is on file and may be inspected in the office of 10 Remove and Replace 8" curb w/ LF 4,500 the City Engineer, located in 345 Foothill Road, Beverly Hills, California 18" gutter 90210. 11 Remove and Replace Longitudinal LF 2,150 Attention is directed to the provisions of Sections 1777.5 and 1777.6 of Gutter in Alleyways the Labor Code concerning the employment of apprentices by the 12 Sidewalk spot repairs - full depth, SF 6,000 Contractor or any subcontractor under him. The Contractor and any subroot removal contractor under him shall comply with the requirements of said sections 13 Remove and Replace Water Meter Box LS 150 in the employment of apprentices. 14 Adjust Valve Cover to Grade EA 275 15 Adjust Manhole frames to Grade EA 62 Information relative to apprenticeship standards and administration of 16 Remove and Reconstruct PCC EA 59 the apprenticeship program may be obtained from the Director of accessible ADA Curb Ramps Industrial Relations, San Francisco, California, or from the Division of 17 Remove and Reconstruct Driveways EA 15 Apprenticeship Standards and its branch offices. 18 Remove and Reconstruct PCC EA 8 Alley approach PAYROLL RECORDS - The Contractor's attention is directed to 19 Traffic loops - standard round EA 56 Section 1776 of the Labor Code, relating to accurate payroll records, 20 Traffic loops - rectangular EA 20 which imposes responsibility upon the Contractor for the mainte21 Striping & markings LS 1 nance, certification, and availability for inspection of such records for all persons employed by the Contractor or by the Subcontractors References in the project specifications to specific sections of the in connection with the project. The Contractor shall agree through Standard Specifications refer to the book of "Standard Specifications for the Contract to comply with this section and the remaining provisions Public Works Construction”, 2009 Edition, written by a Joint Cooperative of the Labor Code. Committee of the Southern California Chapter of the American Public Works Association and Southern California district of the Associated INSURANCE AND BOND REQUIREMENTS - The Contractor shall General Contractors of California. Contractors wishing to obtain this provide insurance in accordance with Section 3-13 of the City of book may purchase copies directly from the publisher, Building News, Beverly Hills, Public Works Depar tment, Standard Contractual Inc., 1612 South Clementine Street, Anaheim, CA, 92802. There is no Requirements, included as part of these Specifications. In addition, charge or deposit for the other items listed above. the Contractor shall guarantee all work against defective workmanship and materials furnished by the Contractor for a period of one (1) AMENDMENTS - The second paragraph of Section 3-2.2.1 “Contract year from the date the work was accepted in accordance with Unit Prices”, of the Standard Specifications for Public Works Section 2-11 of the Standard Contractual Requirements. The Construction is deleted. Contractor's sureties for the "Performance Bond" shall be liable for any work that the Contractor fails to replace within a specified time. The fourth paragraph of Section 3-2.2.1 “Contract Unit Prices”, of the Standard Specifications for Public Works Construction is deleted and THE CITY RESERVES THE RIGHT TO REJECT ANY BID OR ALL replaced by the following: “Should any Contract item be deleted in its THE BIDS AND TO WAIVE ANY INFORMALITY OR IRREGULARITY entirety, no payment will be made to Contractor for that Bid Item.” IN ANY BID, BUT IF THE BIDS ARE ACCEPTED, THE CONTRACT FOR THE IMPROVEMENT WILL BE LET TO THE LOWEST The following is in addition to the provisions of Section 2-9.1 of the RESPONSIBLE BIDDER FOR THE PROJECT AS A WHOLE. Greenbook: City of Beverly Hills The Contractor is required to locate and tie out survey monuments in the PUBLIC WORKS AND TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT project area prior to construction involving street and highways, and to file with the County Surveyor a Corner Record of any such work. Prior to the issuance of a completion certificate, the Contractor is required to Fictitious name statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the office file a Corner Record for survey monumentation that is replaced. All such of theNOTICE— county clerk. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The survey work shall be performed under the supervision of a California filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business licensed Land Surveyor or a Civil Engineer authorized to perform name in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (See Section 14400, et seq., Business and Professions Code). such work.

KENCO REALTY 139 S. Beverly Dr. #330, Beverly Hills, CA 90212; Kenneth Dauer 139 S. Beverly Dr. #330, Beverly Hills, CA 90212; The business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL, registrant(s) has begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein January 28, 2003: Kenneth Dauer: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: January 04, 2013; Published: January 11, 18, 25, February 01, 2013 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2013001460 The following is/are doing business as: 1) I.M.C. 2) INFERMO MUSIC COMPANY 3) R. AND G. 4) RISE AND GRIND 5) VINYL HERMIT ENTERTAINMENT 38721 2nd St. East, Palmdale, CA 93550; Gregory Allen White Jr. 38721 2nd St. East, Palmdale, CA 93550; Ramon Leonardo Nolasco 920 S. Montebello Blvd. #E, Montebello, CA 90640; The business is conducted by: A GENERAL PARTNERSHIP, registrant(s) has NOT begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein: Gregory Allen White Jr., CEO: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: January 04, 2013; Published: January 11, 18, 25, February 01, 2013 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2013001505 The following is/are doing business as: JOHN BLAKE COSMETICS 949 N. Croft #301, West Hollywood, CA 90069; John Blake 949 N. Croft Ave. #301, West Hollywood, CA 90069; The business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL, registrant(s) has NOT begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein: John Blake: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: January 04, 2013; Published: January 11, 18, 25, February 01, 2013 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2013001470 The following is/are doing business as: 1) THE MARK 2) THE MARK FOR EVENTS 9320 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90035; Mar Mar Commercial Inc. 9320 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90035; The business is conducted by: A CORPORATION, registrant(s) has begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein 2008: D.M. Ullman, President: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: January 04, 2013; Published: January 11, 18, 25, February 01, 2013 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2013001500 The following is/are doing business as: 1) FMS EVENT ACCOUNT 2) FCG EVENT ACCOUNT 3) POLICE CHARITY EVENT ACCOUNT 4) FIREFIGHTERS CHARITY EVENT ACCOUNT 5) SHERIFF CHARITY EVENT ACCOUNT 6) CRIME STOPPERS CHARITY EVENT ACCOUNT 264 S. La Cienega Blvd. #1072, Beverly Hills, CA 90211; Sports & Entertainment International & P.R. Inc. 264 S. La Cienega Blvd. #1072, Beverly Hills, CA 90211; The business is conducted by: A CORPORATION, registrant(s) has NOT begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein: Pryscella Jehlen Greene, CEO: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: January 04, 2013; Published: January 11, 18, 25, February 01, 2013 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2013001570 The following is/are doing business as: PRECISION WOOD WORKS 1420 S. Oakhurst Dr. #101, Los Angeles, CA 90035; Alan Robert Gordon 1420 S. Oakhurst Dr. #101, Los Angeles, CA 90035; Elizabeth Ann Shatzkin 1420 S. Oakhurst Dr. #101, Los Angeles, CA 90035; The business is conducted by: A GENERAL PARTNERSHIP, registrant(s) has NOT begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein: Alan Gordon: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: January 04, 2013; Published: January 11, 18, 25, February 01, 2013 LACC N/C ––––––


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NOTICE TO BIDDERS for the Construction of EASTSIDE WATER MAIN/HYDRANT REPLACEMENT PROJECT PHASE II Within the City of BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA BID # 13-26 BIDS - Sealed Proposals for the water main replacements in the locations listed below within the City of Beverly Hills, California, will be received up to the hour of 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 28, 2013 at the office of the City Clerk of the City of Beverly Hills, located in Room 290 of City Hall at 455 North Rexford Drive, Beverly Hills, California. Bids will be publicly opened at 2:00 p.m. on the above-mentioned date in the office of the City Clerk of said City Hall.

California District of the Associated General Contractors of California. Contractors wishing to obtain this book may purchase copies directly from the publisher, Building News, Inc., 1612 South Clementine Street, Anaheim, Califor nia, 92802; (800) 8736397. LIQUIDATED DAMAGES - There will be a One Thousand Dollar ($1,000) assessment for each calendar day that work remains incomplete beyond the time stated in the Proposal Form. Refer to the Proposal Form for specific details.

PREVAILING WAGES - In accordance with the provisions of Section 1770 et seq, of the Labor Code, the Director of Industrial GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS - Bids must be submitted on the Relations of the State of California has Proposal Form prepared for this project and shall be delivered at the determined the general prevailing rate of office of the City Clerk within a sealed envelope and marked on the wages applicable to the work to be done. outside as follows: “EASTSIDE WATER MAIN/HYDRANT REPLACEMENT PROJECT PHASE II BID # 13-26” The Contractor will be required to pay to all workers employed on the project sums not PROJECT WORK LOCATIONS less than the sums set forth in the documents entitled "General Prevailing Wage STREET/ALLEY NO. DESCRIPTION: Deter mination made by the Director of Industrial Relations pursuant to California 1 Alley N/O Olympic Blvd. from Doheny Dr. to Robertson Blvd. Labor Code, Part 7, Chapter l, Article 2, 2 Alley W/O Wetherly Dr. from N/O Olympic Blvd. to Wilshire Blvd. Sections 1770, 1773, 1773.l." 3 Alley W/O Almont Dr. from N/O Olympic Blvd to Wilshire Blvd. 4 Alley W/O Swall Dr. from N/O Olympic Blvd. to Wilshire Blvd. A copy of said documents is on file and may be inspected in the office of the City 5 Alley W/O Clark Dr. from N/O Olympic Blvd. to Wilshire Blvd. Engineer located at 345 Foothill Road, 6 Alley W/O Wetherly from S/O Olympic Blvd. to Whitworth Dr. Beverly Hills, California 90210. 7 Alley W/O Almont Dr. from S/O Olympic Blvd. to Whitworth Dr. 8 Alley W/O La Peer Dr. from S/O Olympic Blvd. to Whitworth Dr. Attention is directed to the provisions of 9 Alley W/O Swall Dr. from S/O Olympic Blvd. to Whitworth Dr. Sections 1777.5 and 1777.6 of the Labor 10 Alley W/O Clark from S/O Olympic Blvd. to Whitworth Dr. Code concer ning the employment of 11 Santa Monica Blvd. From W/O Wilshire Blvd. to N. Roxbury Dr. apprentices by the Contractor or any sub12 Wilshire Blvd. From Carmelita Ave. to S. Santa Monica Blvd. contractor under him. The Contractor and 13 Doheny Dr. From S. Santa Monica Blvd. to Carmelita Ave. any subcontractor under him shall comply with the requirements of said sections in the ITEM ESTIMATED employment of apprentices. NO. QUANTITY DESCRIPTION Information relative to apprenticeship stan1. 1 Lump Sum Trench Safety Measures dards and administration of the apprentice2. 10,508 Linear Feet 8-inch DIP, Class 52, push-on ship program may be obtained from the joints, slurry, installed Director of Industrial Relations, San 3. 3140 Linear Feet 8-inch DIP, Class 52, restrained Francisco, California, or from the Division of joints, slurry, installed Apprenticeship Standards and its branch offices. 4. 27 Each 8-inch BFV with valve box 5. 3 Each Install 1-inch combination air valve PAYROLL RECORDS - The Contractor's assembly attention is directed to Section 1776 of the 6. 76 Each Install 2-inch blow-off assembly Labor Code, relating to accurate payroll 7. 15 Each Re-connect fire hydrant records, which imposes responsibility upon 8. 14 Each Re-connect 2,4, 6 or 8-inch fire the Contractor for the maintenance, certifiservice cation, and availability for inspection of 9. 234 Each Install new 1-inch domestic service such records for all persons employed by (short) the Contractor or by the Subcontractors in 10. 260 Each Install new 1-inch domestic service connection with the project. The Contractor shall agree through the Contract to comply (long) 11. 27 Each Install new 2-inch domestic service with this section and the remaining provisions of the Labor Code. (short) 12. 13 Each Install new 2-inch domestic service INSURANCE AND BOND REQUIREMENTS (long) - The Contractor shall provide insurance in 13. 100 Each Install traffic-rated meter box with accordance with Section 3-13 of the City of bolted lid for 1" service 14. 750 Linear Feet Remove and dispose of abandoned Beverly Hills, Public Works Depar tment, or interfering portions of pipe (sizes Standard Contractual Requirements, included as part of these Specifications. All sub4”, 6”, 8”, 12” and 16”) contractors listed shall attach copies of the 15. 50 Each Remodel sewer lateral connection Cer tificate of Insurance naming the 16. 2000 Square Feet Remove and reconstruct 8” PCC Contractor as the additional insured as part alley approach of their insurance policy coverage. In addi17. 16668 Linear Feet Polyethylene Encasement Around tion, the Contractor shall guarantee all work Ductile Iron Pipeline (8”, 12” and 16”) against defective workmanship and materi18. 270 Linear Feet 16-inch DIP, Class 52, push-on als furnished by the Contractor for a period joints, slurry, installed of one (1) year from the date the work was 19. 80 Linear Feet 16-inch DIP, Class 52, restrained completed in accordance with Section 2-11 joints, slurry, installed of the Standard Contractual Requirements. 20. 2850 Linear Feet 12-inch DIP, Class 52, push-on The Contractor’s sureties for the joints, slurry, installed “Performance Bond” shall be liable for any 21. 300 Linear Feet 12-inch DIP, Class 52, restrained work that the Contractor fails to replace joints, slurry, installed within a specified time. 22. 2 Each 16-inch BFV with valve box 23. 10 Each 12-inch BFV with valve box GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS - Bids must be 24. 5 Each 6-inch BFV with valve box submitted on the Proposal Form prepared for this project and shall be delivered at the Copies of the Plans, Specifications and Proposal Form may be office of the City Clerk within a sealed enveinspected and obtained at the office of the City Engineer located at lope supplied by the City and marked on the "PROPOSAL FOR 345 Foothill Road Beverly Hills, California or a CD of the Plans and outside as follows: WATER MAIN REPLACEMENTS.” Specifications may be requested through the city’s web site at: http://www.beverlyhills.org/government/pwtrans/engineering/cip_pro THE CITY RESERVES THE RIGHT TO REJECT ANY BID OR ALL THE BIDS AND ject_bidding/default.asp TO WAIVE ANY INFORMALITY OR IRREGThere is no charge or deposit required for this material; therefore, ULARITY IN ANY BID, BUT IF THE BIDS they are not to be returned to the City for refund. Each bidder shall ARE ACCEPTED, THE CONTRACT FOR furnish the City the name, address, and telephone number of the THE IMPROVEMENT WILL BE LET TO THE firm requesting specifications. LOWEST RESPONSIBLE BIDDER FOR THE PROJECT AS A WHOLE. References in the project specifications to specific sections of the Standard Specifications refer to the book of "Standard City of Beverly Hills Specifications for Public Works Construction", 2012 Edition, written PUBLIC WORKS AND TRANSPORTATION by a Joint Cooperative Committee of the Southern California Chapter of the American Public Works Association and Southern DEPARTMENT

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE Trustee Sale No. 752784CA Loan No. 3062211721 Title Order No. 110470786-CA-MAIYOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 03-282006. 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 PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 0215-2013 at 11:00 A.M., CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 0414-2006, Book N/A, Page N/A, Instrument 06 0823084, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California, executed by: ABRAHAM BENELYAHU AND ROYA NEJATHAYM, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS COMMUNITY PROPERTY WITH RIGHT OF SURVIVORSHIP, as Trustor, WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK,FA, as Beneficiary, will sell at public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier's check drawn by a state or national bank, a cashier's check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a cashier's check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Sale will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to the Deed of Trust. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Place of Sale: BY THE FOUNTAIN LOCATED AT 400 CIVIC CENTER PLAZA, POMONA, CA 91766. Legal Description: LOT 1864 OF TRACT NO. 6380, IN THE CITY OF BEVERLY HILLS, COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES, STATE OF CALIFORNIA, AS PER MAP RECORDED IN BOOK 69 PAGE 11 TO 20 INCLUSIVE OF MAPS, IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY RECORDER OF SAID COUNTY Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $817,813.07 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 225 SOUTH CANON DRIVE BEVERLY HILLS, CA 90212 APN Number: 4331002-007 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The property heretofore described is being sold "as is". In compliance with California Civil Code 2923.5(c) the mortgagee, trustee, beneficiary, or authorized agent declares: that it has contacted the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure; or that it has made efforts to contact the

borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure by one of the following methods: by telephone; by United States mail; either 1st class or certified; by overnight delivery; by personal delivery; by email; by face to face meeting. DATE: 01-18-2013 CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY, as Trustee DEREK WEARRENEE, ASSISTANT SECRETARY California Reconveyance Company 9200 Oakdale Avenue Mail Stop: CA2-4379 Chatsworth, CA 91311 800-892-6902 For Sales Information: www.lpsasap.com or 1-714-730-2727 www.priorityposting.com or 1-714-573-1965 www.auction.com or 1800-280-2832 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, this information can be obtained from one of the following three companies: LPS Agency Sales and Posting at (714) 730-2727, or visit the Internet Web site www.lpsasap.com (Registration required to search for sale information) or Priority Posting and Publishing at (714) 5731965 or visit the Internet Web site www.priorityposting.com (Click on the link for "Advanced Search" to search for sale information), or auction.com at 1800-280-2832 or visit the Internet Web site www.auction.com, using the Trustee Sale No. shown above. 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. A4352453 01/25/2013, 02/01/2013, 02/08/2013


BEVERLY HILLS

P U B L I C N OT I C E S NOTICE OF REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS FOR CITY OF BEVERLY HILLS Roxbury Park Community Center

The City of Beverly Hills is requesting a “Pre-Qualification Package” from contractors to be pre-qualified to submit bids for specific trades/bid packages for the Roxbury Community Center Project. The City has determined that prospective bidders on the Roxbury Community Center Project must be pre- qualified prior to submitting a bid. It is mandatory that contractors, who intend to submit a bid for the identified trades/bid packages, provide a Pre-Qualification Package. Project Description Project includes complete demolition of the existing building and re-construction of a new single story community center (+-20,000 s.f.), plus site improvements adjacent to the new structure. The new community center will consist of a structure serving as a multipurpose facility and community center facility. Structure will be supported by steel framing members, while the foundation system will consist of caissons and spread / continuous footings over compacted fill. The exterior cladding consists of porcelain tile, fiber cement paneling and aluminum curtain walls. The interior will include plastic laminate millwork throughout, wood doors, acoustical ceiling tiles and hardwood, carpet, and tile flooring. Roofing material is thermoplastic single ply membrane over rigid insulation which surround aluminum framed skylights. Bid packages will include: ROX 001 – Site & Structural Demolition / Hazardous Material Removal / Spoils Removal ROX 002 – Structural Concrete / Reinforcing Steel / Caissons / Pile Caps / Spoils Removal ROX 003 – Structural Steel / Miscellaneous Metals / Metal Deck / Pipe Bollards ROX 004 – Millwork / Architectural Casework / Countertops / Ballet Bar ROX 005 – Roofing / Single-Ply roofing & waterproofing / Below Grade Waterproofing ROX 006 – Sheet Metal Flashings / Expansion Joint Assembly / Roof Accessories / Single Skylights ROX 007 – Doors / Frames / Hardware ROX 008 – Overhead Coiling Doors ROX 009 – Curtain Wall / Storefront System / Large Skylights / Aluminum Cladding ROX 010 – Drywall / Lath & Plaster / Insulation / Sureboard Shear Wall Systems / Exterior Sheathing / Mineral Fiber Reinforced Cementitious Panels / Waterproofing membrane / Exterior Scaffolding ROX 011 – Porcelain Tile / Ceramic Tile / Quarry Tile ROX 012 – Acoustical Ceiling Panels / Acoustical Wall Fabric ROX 013 – Carpet / Resilient Flooring / Polished Concrete / Sealed Concrete / Wood Flooring ROX 014 – Interior Painting / Exterior Painting / FRP / Caulking ROX 015 – Signage (ADA / Code compliant) ROX 016 – Operable Partition Walls ROX 017 – Toilet Partitions & Accessories / Restroom mirrors / FE & FEC / Metal Shelving ROX 018 – Food Service Equipment ROX 019 – Manually Operated Window Treatments ROX 020 – Fire Protection (Design / Build) ROX 021 – Plumbing / Underground Wet Utilities / Catch Basins / Spoils Removal ROX 022 – HVAC System & Controls / HVAC Louvers & Diffusers ROX 023 – Electrical / Theatrical Lighting / Fire Alarm / Site Dry Utilities / Solar Collectors / Photovoltaic System / Audio Visual / Security System / Tele-Data ROX 024 – Earthwork / SWPPP / Spoils Removal ROX 025 – Asphalt Paving / Crushed Asphalt Base / Striping / Wheel Stops / Parking Signage ROX 026 – Concrete Sitework / Reinforcing Steel / Crushed Asphalt Base / Masonry / Spoils Removal ROX 027 – Landscaping / Irrigation / Athletic Court Striping & Surfacing / Spoils Removal (Design / Build) ROX 028 – Final Cleaning Timetable for Reviewing and Evaluating Pre-Qualification Package • • •

Release of Request for Pre-Qualification Packages 01/14/13 Last day to Submit Pre-Qualification Packages 02/08/13 Last day for Contractors to be informed of qualified/not qualified 03/01/13

How to Obtain a Pre-Qualification Package Pre-qualification information and documents can be located and downloaded from our web-based FTP site: http://myshare.mattconstruction.com To retrieve login and password access to the FTP site, please contact me via phone call or email. Should you have any questions, please contact Troy Griffin, Assistant Project Manager at 562.903.2277. How to Submit Pre-Qualification Package Once pre-qualification documentation has been completed, please email to tgriffin@mattconstruction.com, or subguard@mattconstruction.com or fax to (562) 903-2290 or mail to the physical address shown below. MATT Construction 9814 Norwalk Boulevard, Suite 100 Santa Fe Springs, California 90670 Phone: (562) 903-2277 Fax: (562) 903-2290 Attn: Troy Griffin

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MAPS, IN THE OFFICE before you can receive Producer ; Statement is filed with City Council THE COUNTY clear title to the property. the County of Los Angeles: Candidates Forum OF Tuesday, January 29 @ 7 p.m. City Hall Council Chambers Sponsored by: Municipal League Forum Refreshments Will be Served —————————— NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE Trustee Sale No. 448129CA Loan No. 3061353359 Title Order No. 723563 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 01-03-2006. 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 PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 02-142013 at 11:00 A.M., CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 01-12-2006, Book N/A, Page N/A, Instrument 06 0079357, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California, executed by: JOSEPH KHANIAN AND NAZI EBRAHIMZADEH, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS, as Trustor, WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, FA, as Beneficiary, will sell at public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier's check drawn by a state or national bank, a cashier's check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a cashier's check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Sale will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to the Deed of Trust. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Place of Sale: BY THE FOUNTAIN LOCATED AT 400 CIVIC CENTER PLAZA, POMONA, CA 91766. Legal Description: LOT 21 OF TRACT NO. 20002, IN THE CITY OF LOS ANGELES, COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES, STATE OF CALIFORNIA, AS PER MAP RECORDED IN BOOK 597 PAGES 23 TO 25 INCLUSIVE OF

RECORDER OF SAID COUNTY. EXCEPT THEREFROM ALL CRUDE OIL, PETROLEUM, GAS, BREA, ASPHALTUM AND ALL KINDRED SUBSTANCES AND OTHER MINERALS UNDER AND IN SAID LAND AS GRANTED TO 2025 NORTH ANGLE AVENUE, A CORPORATION, BY DEED RECORDED MAY 12, 1958 IN BOOK D97 PAGE 465 OFFICIAL RECORDS, WITHOUT RIGHT OF SURFACE ENTRY. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $1,021,990.98 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 9816 MILLBORO PLACE BEVERLY HILLS, CA 90210 APN Number: 4384-025-010 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The property heretofore described is being sold "as is". In compliance with California Civil Code 2923.5(c) the mortgagee, trustee, beneficiary, or authorized agent declares: that it has contacted the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure; or that it has made efforts to contact the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure by one of the following methods: by telephone; by United States mail; either 1st class or certified; by overnight delivery; by personal delivery; by e-mail; by face to face meeting. DATE: 0115-2013 CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY, as Trustee BRENDA BATTEN, ASSISTANT SECRETARY California Reconveyance Company 9200 Oakdale Avenue Mail Stop: CA2-4379 Chatsworth, CA 91311 800-892-6902 For Sales Information: www.lpsasap.com or 1-714-7302727 www.priorityposting.com or 1-714-5731965 www.auction.com or 1-800-280-2832 CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY IS 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. 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,

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, this information can be obtained from one of the following three companies: LPS Agency Sales and Posting at (714) 730-2727, or visit the Internet Web site w w w. l p s a s a p. c o m (Registration required to search for sale information) or Priority Posting and Publishing at (714) 573-1965 or visit the Internet Web site www.priorityposting.com (Click on the link for "Advanced Search" to search for sale information), or auction.com at 1-800-2802832 or visit the Internet Web site www.auction.com, using the Trustee Sale No. shown above. 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 A-4351184 01/18/2013, 01/25/2013, 02/01/2013 —————————— FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2013 011091 The following is/are doing business as: LA REINA DE LOS ANGELES SHOOTING CLUB 1617 S. Beverly Glen Blvd. #204. Los Angeles, CA 90024; International Varsity Rugby, LLC 1617 S. Beverly Glen Blvd. #204. Los Angeles, CA 90024; The business is conducted by: LIMITED LIABILTY COMPANY registrant(s) has NOT begun to transact business under the name(s) listed; Signed: International Varsity Rugby, LLC Ludovico Marenzi, CEO; Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: January 16, 2013; Published: January 18, 25 February 1, 8, 2013 LACC N/C ————————— FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2012 254923 The following is/are doing business as: KAREN SPIEGEL PRODUCTIONS 10528 LeConte Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90024; Karen Spiegel 10528 LeConte Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90024; The business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL registrant(s) has NOT begun to transact business under the name(s) listed on: Signed: Karen Spiegel,

December 26, 2012; Published: January 11, 18, 25 February 1, 2013 LACC N/C ————————— FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2012 254930 The following is/are doing business as: COPPER BEECH PRODUCTIONS LLC 10528 Le Conte Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90024; Karen Spiegel c/o Copper Beech Productions, LLC 10528 LeConte Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90024; The business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL registrant(s) has begun to transact business under the name(s) listed on November 20, 2002: Signed: Copper Beech Productions, LLC. Karen Spiegel, Manager; Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: December 26, 2012; Published: January 11, 18, 25 February 1, 2013 LACC N/C ————————— FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2013001570 The following is/are doing business as: PRECISION WOOD WORKS 1420 S. Oakhurst Dr. #101, Los Angeles, CA 90035; Alan Robert Gordon 1420 S. Oakhurst Dr. #101, Los Angeles, CA 90035; Elizabeth Ann Shatzkin 1420 S. Oakhurst Dr. #101, Los Angeles, CA 90035; The business is conducted by: A GENERAL PARTNERSHIP, registrant(s) has NOT begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein: Alan Gordon: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: January 04, 2013; Published: January 11, 18, 25, February 01, 2013 LACC N/C ————————— FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2013006530 The following is/are doing business as: YASMIN’S PHARMACY 99 La Cienega Blvd. #104, Beverly Hills, CA 90211; Yasmin’s Pharmacy, Inc. 107 S. Sweetzer Ave. #304, Los Angeles, CA 90048; The business is conducted by: A CORPORATION, registrant(s) has begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein January 08, 2013: Yasmin Rahmani, CEO: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: January 10, 2013; Published: January 18, 25, February 01, 08, 2013 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2013009317 The following is/are doing business as: 1) BEAD RELIEF 2) WWW.BEADRELIEF.COM 201 El Camino Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90212; John P. Gornik 201 El Camino Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90212; Gregorio G. Elias 13920 N.W. Passage #310, Marina Del Rey CA 90292; The business is conducted by: A GENERAL PARTNERSHIP, registrant(s) has begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein January 14, 2013: John P. Gornik: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: January 14, 2013; Published: January 18, 25, February 01, 08, 2013 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2013256581 The following is/are doing business as: BARGAINETTE 311 N. Robertson Blvd. #418, Beverly Hills, CA 90211; Nicole Bakhtiari 311 N. Robertson Blvd. #418, Beverly Hills, CA 90211; The business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL, registrant(s) has begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein December 27, 2012: Nicole Bakhtiari: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: December 27, 2012; Published: January 25, February 01, 08, 15, 2013 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2013 015617 The following is/are doing business as: 1) TRM PLUMBING 2) TRM SERVICES 5951 Venice Blvd. Los ANgeles, CA 90034; Plumbing by Todd Marsh, Inc., 5951 Venice Blvd. Los ANgeles, CA 90034; The business is conducted by: A CORPORATION registrant(s) has NOT begun to transact business under the name(s) listed; Signed: Plumbing by Todd Marsh, Inc., Todd Marsh, President; Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: January 23, 2013; Published: January 25, February 1, 8, 15 2013 LACC N/C


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Obituaries .............................................00 Bookkeeping/Accounting ......................01 Announcements....................................02 Mail Boxes............................................03 Lost & Found........................................04 Personals .............................................05 Phone Cards ........................................06 Legal Services......................................09 Catering ................................................10 Valet Parking Services ..........................12 Auctions................................................25 Travel Tours..........................................40 Personal Chef.......................................42 Party Services ......................................43 Video/Photography ...............................44 Schools/Instruction ...............................45 Computer Consultants..........................46 Health & Beauty....................................47 Fitness ..................................................48 Professional Services...........................50 Alterations ............................................53 Jobs Wanted ........................................55 Situations Wanted ................................58 Jobs Wanted Domestic ........................60 Domestic Agencies...............................85 Child Care ............................................86 Elderly Home/Care...............................88 Employment Opportunities...................90 Volunteer Work.....................................98

RENTALS Rentals to Share ................................404 Wanted to Rent ..................................405 Garage/Storage Rentals.....................407 Rooms for Rent...................................415 Hotels & Motels...................................416 Boarding House/Senior Living ............418 Houses for Rent Furnished ................420 Houses for Rent Unfurnished.............425 Apartments for Rent Furnished..........435 Rental Referral Services ....................439 Apartments for Rent Unfurnished ......440 Vacation Rentals ................................449

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Business Opportunities .......................110 Business Wanted ................................115 Investment Opportunities....................125 Investors Wanted................................126 Business Services ..............................130 Financial Services ..............................135 Money to Loan....................................150 Mortgage Loans ..................................151 Real Estate Loans ..............................155 Money Wanted....................................165

Antiques/Paintings for Sale................460 Antiques/Paintings Wanted.................461 Jewelry ...............................................468 Furniture For Sale ..............................469 Miscellaneous for Sale........................470 Miscellaneous Wanted ........................471 Pianos For Sale ..................................472 Pianos Wanted....................................473 Fashion ...............................................474 Garage/Estate Sales...........................475 Pets ....................................................480 Auctions .............................................488

REAL ESTATE Income Property for Sale ...................200 Income Property Wanted ....................201 Commercial Property For Sale...........202 Businesses For Sale ..........................208 Business Property for Sale .................210 Business Property for Rent.................215 Business Property Wanted.................220

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Business and Commercial Lots .........235 Wanted to Rent, Offices.....................239 Offices, Stores for Lease....................240 Commercial Property For Lease.........241 Building Material.................................245 Industrial Lots.....................................250 Acreage, Residential Lots ..................260 Condominiums and Townhouses........270 Real Estate for Exchange ..................280 Real Estate Services ..........................281 Real Estate Loans..............................288 Property Management .......................290 Houses for Sale .................................300 Wanted to Buy....................................302 Wanted to Buy Houses ......................303 Palm Springs for Rent ........................331

TRANSPORTATION Autos for Sale ....................................500 Motorcycles ........................................525 Aircraft’s for Sale................................540 Aircraft’s Wanted................................545 Boats/Yachts ......................................555

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**Acting** VOICE / PIANO Business Coaching LESSONS Years of Experience Actor/Filmmaker: as Professional Jules Bruff & Singer/Musician/Teacher. Life Coach: BM-Northwestern Jess Manuel Univ. School of Music will help get your acting MARLA 323/377-1790 www.marlajones.com business plan on track & stop negative mental chatter.

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ARE YOU BEVERLY HILLS CPA OWED SUPPORT? Specializing in financial TOP “A/V” RATED CENTURY CITY matters impacting LAW FIRM entertainment industry CAN HELP YOU. Specializing In: and senior citizens. Divorce & Collection Ask about free evaluation of Support & Complex and senior discount! Personal Injury Cases

Call 310/441-3600 (auto accident, etc.). No Recovery, No Fee! Email: jshapiro LAW OFFICES OF @shapiromedia.com • BRADFORD L. TREUSCH • 310/557-2599 “A/V” R ATED FOR O VER 25 Y EARS . Full Service www. Treusch.net Bookkeeping

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BEVERLY HILLS CPA Specializing in financial matters impacting • C O M P U T E R • entertainment industry Repair & Training and senior citizens. • Home or Office and senior discount! • Installation • Setup Call 310/441-3600 • Software Training Email: jshapiro @shapiromedia.com • Virus & Spyware Removal • Website Design CALL E. STURM:

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18 Years Exp. at Same B.H. Location. Specializing in Bars Restaurants & Small Corps. Exellent References. QBooks90210, Inc.

323-655-5596 qbooks90210.com

Tutoring By Credentialed Teacher with Masters For Adults & Adults w/ Disabilities in: ESL, GED, Citizenship. Basic Skills, History, Social Science, Language, Humanities.

310/433-9010 • Reasonable Rates •

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PERSONAL TRAINER Let Michael, British Boxing Champion and Trainer Help You Look and Feel Great! Certified Nutritionist will design a personal food plan for you. Great References. Senior Training Programs Available.

310/838-3944 “Will Guarantee Results”

I am a reliable, caring and responsible GENTLEMAN seeking a position as a CAREGIVER Full time live out. Excellent References with 30 years exp. Call 323/655-1883

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SENIOR CARE SPECIALISTS, Ltd.

Good Company. Great People. We provide in-home care and companionship to help you remain independent and happy at home. If you need help and would like a free in-home assessment please call us at:

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• Caregivers • CNA • CHHA

• Companions • Live-In / Live-Out

Bonded & Insured• Licensed • Fully Screened

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MAMA’S HOME CARE 323/655-2622

We can help YOU!

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• Caregivers • Medication • CNA • HHA Reminders • Companions • Grocery Shopping • Sitters • Meal Preparation • Doctors Appts • Wake-Up Calls • Light Housekeeping •

Screened, Bonded and Committed to TLC Health Care at its Best!

Call 323-298-7887

BEAUTY SALON

Prime Location on

edgeable about sprinklers, Wilshire next to plants, bushes and trees. Academy of Experience required. 80 Motion Picture. hours a month for $800 plus additional paid work. • Executive Suite Please call $400up include utilities

310/550-8006

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ideal for Make-up artist Esthetician or Massage 1 & 2 - PERSON Therapist. Great locaRESIDENT tion with great parking. M A N A G E M E N T

Call 310/858-0101

TEAM

313 N. Crescent Drive Professional appearance. Beverly Hills • 90210 Small complex,

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• 4F with views 2500-5000 sf @ 2.65/sf

B.H.+Westside Area Management/ Maintenance Experience a Plus.

from $295/Mo.

Call 310/246-1365

Also looking for Hairstylist Assistant For more info call 310/358-0936

4-Room office suite. Hip mid-century decor. Spot lighting/sink/built-ins.

Beverly Hills Law Firm. Fully furnished, THEROBERTSCO . COM 1,300sq.ft suite with access to conference OCLA LIMO CO. room and waiting area SEEKING $1,750/MO. CHAUFFEUR Contact Maria at: Must be safe driver. 310/270-9044 Serving Local Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, West L.A. WILSHIRE BLVD For Info. Call, RETAIL FRONTAGE Jake: 213/330-5072

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Great People Make GOOD COMPANY Our premiere private duty home care agency is currently seeking professional caregivers to assist our senior clients. CNA’s, CHHA's, MA's preferred.

Please Call: • 310/360-1520 • Fax Resume & References to: • 310/360-1519 •

Great paying positions available throughout Los Angeles, Hancock Park, Beverly Hills, Bel Aire, Pacific Palisades and San Fernando Valley.

THIS IS FOR A PRIVATE HOME, NOT AN AGENCY.

Please call (323) 932-8700

all listings are on centurycityliving.com

This Weeks Listings

1 BED, 1 BATH $399,000

THEROBERTSCO @

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Upscale Salon in West Hollywood has stations available for Hairstylist w/clietele. Great location

270 TOWNHOMES/ CONDOS FOR SALE

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Private Office Suite at 9595 Wilshire Bl. 508 RSF • $2,300/Mo. 1 Large Executive Window Office & 1 Support/ Reception Area. Contact: Stan Gerlach Or: Bryan Dunne 310/550-2500

1-Room window suite with separate entrance New carpet & paint.

Has Great Private room with stations. 323/954-1318 Available February 1st. Great Opportunity! Free Rent ***** 9665 WILSHIRE BLVD 2 Hairtylist Stations + Salary! Available Now! Fax Resume: Office for Sublease Great location & parking 310/829-2630 Window office inside ***** Or Email:

We provide experienced 90 Cargivers, CNA’s & HHA’s EMPLOYMENT for seniors needing OPPORTUNITY companions to drive them to doctors, prepare meals, H O U S E K E E P E R light housekeeping, etc... WANTED Saturday’s Only We offer responsible and 8 H r s . • $ 1 7 / H r . nurturing care. Our staff is Must have High-Energy, speak English, have thoroughly screened and legal residency & own a car-no bus route. we care. Live In/Out.

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BEVERLY HILLS OFFICES

Strong leasing, computer Mylene 310/246-9625 or 310/242-0507 & maintenance skills. KABUKI SALON 1 employed outside ok. Has 2 Stations for Local experience. No pets. Hairstylist w/following. 1 Bdrm. + Salary. WILSHIRE BLVD. Please Email: ********* Private Room for rent hbmg33@yahoo.com Just East of Fairfax

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ARE YOU A SENIOR AND NEED ASSISTANCE?

“You worked hard taking care of others. Now, let us take care of you in your home. You deserve the best !”

• Reliable Care • English Speaking. Live-in. Cooking, light cleaning & activities. Great References.

310/402-4100

a company that provides excellent and affordable home care.

• ELDERCARE • IN-HOME SPECIALIST

Experienced European gardener that cares about Female Available. his work and is knowl-

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AFFORDABLE SENIOR HOME CARE

323-932-8700

GARDENER CAREGIVER/ C O M P A N I O N Competent, hard working

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Unobstructed East Views Best South Tower Location No Assessment

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Penthouse Ocean & City Views Renovated Kit/Bath South Tower Quiet Corner Locationn

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Jumbo 1,412 Sq. Ft. Corner w/ 2 Balconies Good City Views

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2 Large Balconies. 270 Degree Unobstructed Views. Totally Renovated. Huge Spa Oversized Master Bedroom Travertine Tile Floors Prime CPE Location

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Penthouse, One of a Kind Sky Lounge Den, 2 Jumbo Balconies, Walk-In Closet Hardwood Floors, 270 Degree Unobstructed City & Ocean Views

CENTURY TOWERS 2,000 SQ. FT. 2 BDRMS / 3 BATHS $1,895,000 270 degree unobstructed city views. Totally renovated Black Granite Counters & Floors. European Kitchen & Baths. Jumbo Master Suite 2 Huge Walk-in Closets Indoor/Outdoor Balcony.

Heated Pools, Sundeck, Tennis, Doorman, Houseman, Gardens & Lawns, Security Staff, Switchboard, Saunas, Business Center CENTURY PARK EAST CENTURY TOWERS PARK PLACE CENTURY HILL LE PARC CENTURY WOODS

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*KELEMEN* REAL ESTATE (310) 966-0900

WANTED TO RENT A MONICA GUESTHOUSE / BEVERLY HILLS •SANT CONDO QUALITY • STUDIO / BNB Crescent at Wilshire 8 4 3 4 th S t . Visiting Family in • 2 Bd. + 2 Ba. Beverly Hills Monthly Brand new, bright and Heated pool, balcony, a/c, Need “Home Away spacious 1 & 2 bedroom dishwasher, controlled From Home” access, elevator, References Available apartments with private laundry room, parking. Email: MMurphy@ terraces and hotel services. 310/929-0610 legalcounselors.com Contemporary furnishings, 4 Blks. to Beach.

407 GARAGE/ STORAGE

125 N. Barrington Av. 1342 Centinela Ave.

• 2 Bdrm. + 2 Bath • • 1 Bdrm. + 1 Bath • • • • • • • •

Newly Remodeled, Upscale, Bright, Gorgeous & Spacious. full kitchens, secured parking, B R E N T W O O D With Pool, balcony, 904-908 Granville Av. central air, fireplace, concierge and more. stove, elevator, 2 Bd.+2 Ba. intercom entry, prkg. • • • • • •

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• 424/744-6342 •

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10933 Rochester Ave.

2 Bdrm. + 2 Bath Spacious, balcony, a/c, fireplace, pool, controlled access, laundry fac., prkg.

From $305/day based Includes: • 310/476-2181 • • Free WiFi Access • 310/473-5061 SINGLE GARAGE on 30-day stay. Fireplace, balcony, Close to shopping. Close To U.C.L.A. AVAILABLE laundry facility, Call for your private tour subterranean prkg. BRENTWOOD W E S T W O O D In The Heart 310-691-9696 Near Whole Foods. 11640 Kiowa Ave. 1380 Midvale Ave. of Beverly Hills 310/207-1965 • • • • • 1/2 Block From Newly Updated S i n g l e • Charleville & Beverly Dr. B R E N T W O O D 2 Bdrm. + 2 Bath • • • • • • Medium / Small Car.

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SANTA MONICA 427 Montana Ave.

Storage Space Av a i l a b l e for Rent. Close to Beach . 310/394-7132

BEVERLY HILLS 412 N. OAKHURST DR.

~ Luxury Large ~ 1 Bd.+Den+11/2 Ba.

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Friendly Professional Female would like to share beautifully furnished bright Apt. in Beverly Hills with other professional female. 2 Bd. + 1Ba. Pool, central air/heat, elevator, street parking, no pets. $1,000/Mo. 9 month lease $500 dep.

Call 310/429-9990

425 HOUSES FOR RENT BEVERLY HILLS ADJ. REMODELED HOUSE 5 BEDROOM, 3.5 BATH ************ Granite counters, wood floors, full appliances, central air/heat, 2 car garage, beautiful yard.

$4,300/MO. Contact Haim at 323/244-9470

CLOSE TO RESTAURANTS & SHOPPING . 310/531-3992

Pool, elevator, controlled access, onsight laundry, parking. Close to U.C.L.A.

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170 N. Crescent Dr.

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* * * * * 1* * ~ WESTWOOD ~ 2 Bdrm. +1 / 2 Bath 10992 Ashton Ave. * * •• • * * * * * • 310/826-4889 • • Single • • Large & Bright. Balcony, intercom

entry, elevator, onNew hrwd. flrs., dining BRENTWOOD ~ WEST ~ The Carlton sight laundry, prkg. rm., appliances incld. 11666 Goshen Ave. L O S A N G E L E S Close to UCLA & washer/dryer, wet bar, ( • ) ( • ) ( • ) ( • ) ( ) 12424 TeXaS Ave. Westwood Village . patio, central air, walk-in 1 Bd.+Den+11/2 Ba. 310/479-8977 • Bachelor • closet, prkg. No pets. S i n g l e V E R Y N I C E U N I T. (•)(•)(•) WESTWOOD 310/403-6812 (•)(•) Dishwasher, Central air/heat, 1409 Midvale Ave. balcony, on-site ••• ••• •••• fireplace, patio, SANTA MONICA laundry, covered prkg. • controlled access, 427 Montana Ave. •• Single •• 424/744-6342 pool, elevator, parking, •• • • • • ••• ••• • • laundry facility. • • A/C, pool, intercom 310/312-9871 ••• Single ••• • •• • entry, laundry facility, 1628 Westgate Ave. Shopping & Dining in ••• ••• elevator, parking. Controlled access, Brentwood Village ~ 1 Bd. + 1 Ba. ~ garage, laundry facility. B r i g h t & A i r y . C LOSE TO U.C.L.A. 310/478-8616 B R E N T W O O D Close to Beach. Dishwasher, 11730 S UNSET B LVD . 310/394-7132 Intercom entry, on-sight • • • • • • NEWLY REMODELED parking, on-sight W I L S H I R E CORRIDOR • Jr. Executive SANTA MONICA • • • • • • • laundry facility. 10530-10540 Wilshire Bl. 2600 Virginia Ave. • 1 Bdrm.+1 Bath Close to transportation. ∞ ∞ ∞∞∞∞∞ • Spacious • 310/820-1810 Rooftop pool, • 1 Bdrm.+1 Bath • • 3 Bdrm.+2 Bath • deck, gym, central air, • Single • elevator, intercom entry, Appox. 1,100sf. ∞ ∞∞∞∞∞∞ Luxury Living on-sight laundry, parking. L O W M O V E - I N ! Patio, dishwasher, with valet, L.A.’S FINEST, MOST on-site laundry, parking. • Free WiFi Access • lush garden ~ 310/476-3824 ~ LUXURIOUS APT. RENTAL Close to school, freeway surrounding pool, BRENTWOOD & U.C.L.A. CLOSE elevator, etc. & transportation. “ T h e M i s s i o n ” gym, Dishwasher, 310/962-5733 = BRENTWOOD = • W e s t w o o d • central air, balcony. 417 S. Barrington Av. Call: 310/470-4474 SANTA MONICA : : : : : : : : : : : : * * * * * *

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• Close to Beach • • 310/440-5051 • VERY UNIQUE • MUST SEE 310/394-7132

NEW LISTINGS EVERYDAY

BEVERLY HILLS

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Large, Unique & pool, Gorgeous. Fireplace, laundry facility, balcony, dishwasher, controlled access, prkg. Close to intercom entry, Brentwood Village. elevator, prkg., pool.

218 S. Tower Dr.

Balcony, dishwasher, elevator, intercom entry, on-site laundry, parking. P LEASE C ALL : 310274-8840

Bright, intercom entry, fridge, stove, laundry fac.

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all listings are on centurycityliving.com Valet and Guest Parking. Huge Heated Pool, Security Staff, Doorman & Houseman, Switchboard Tennis, Fitness Center Business Center Call for latest properties

11931 Goshen Ave. Balcony, dishwasher, a/c, heated pool, • • • • • • elevator controlled 2 Bd. + 2 Ba. • • • • • • • • access, on-site laundry, Built-in appliances, parking. Close to dishwasher, on-sight Brentwood Village, laundry, parking. Shops & Restaurants.

310/207-1965

= = = = = = = BRIGHT & S PACIOUS BEVERLY HILLS LIVING.

Single • —————–––– —————–––– •Old World Charm !

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custom cabinets, granite countertops, stone entry, pool, health club, spa.

Pool, a/c, balcony, fridge, stove, laundry rm., prkg., intercom entry, elevator.

CLOSE TO SHOPS & R ESTAURANTS . 310/858-8133

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138 N. Hamilton Dr.

• Bachelor • Kitchenette, microwave, Controlled access, laundry facility

C LOSE TO C EDARS , B EVERLY C ENTER , R ESTAURANT R OW . 310/531-3992

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• • • • • • • • • 1 Bd. + 1 Ba. • • GORGEOUS UNITS • Central air, large balcony, pool, elevator, on-site laundry, intercom entry. 320 N. La Peer Dr.

• 310/246-0290 • CLOSE TO SHOPS & DINING

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2220 S. Beverly Glen

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• Single • • • • • • • • • • •• • • 1 Bd.+1 Ba. • • • • • L o t s o f • • Very Spacious, A/C, •Character & Charm !

intercom entry, Alcove fireplace, fridge, on-sight laundry, prkg. • Free WiFi Access • laundry facility, gated Close to Cedars-Sinai, parking, intercom • Close to UCLA • Beverly Center, entry and more. 1350 S. MIDVALE AVE. shops, cafes • 310/552-8064 • L.A., 90024 Rooftop jacuzzi with & transportation . Contact Mgr.: • 310/864-0319 • panoramic city views. 310/858-6830

1 BED / 1 BATH $2,950/MO High Floor. Brand New Renovation Showplace Kitchen & Baths. Real Hardwood Floors. No Balcony Available in December

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2 BED/DEN/2 BATHS $7,500/MO Jumbo Condo, High Floor Unobstructed East, & South Views, Travertine Floors, Open Kitchen, Stainless Steel, Granite Counters, Party Sized Spa

CENTURY TOWERS 2 BDRMS / 3 BATHS $7,850/MO 2,000 Sq. Ft. Fabulous Newer Kitchen & Baths. Marble & Granite Breathtaking City Views Fully Furnished

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California Dreaming ®

321 S. Sherbourne Dr.

• • Spacious • • C E N T U R Y C I T Y 1 Bd.+1 Ba. •• ••

Controlled access, air conditioning, stove, elevator, laundry CENTURY TOWERS facility, parking.

2+2 • $5,788 • 310/247-8689 • Beautiful Remodel Close to Cedars-Sinai, Pretty Hardwood Flrs. Beverly Center & Custom European Kitch. Trendy Robertson Bl. Granite Counters

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310/841-2367

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1769-1775 Sycamore Av.

• Single • Bachelor

Controlled access, laundry facility. Utilities Included.

323/851-3790 Close to Everything.

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340 S. St. Andrews Pl.

Spacious 2 Bdrm + 2 Bath • • • • • Spacious 1 Bdrm + 2 Bath Balcony, controlled access, parking, elevator, on-site laundry. Close to shopping.

Stainless Steel Appl.

LUXURIOUS CONDO Prime Beverly Hills 200 N. SWALL DRIVE 2 BEDROOM, 2 BATH

323 S. REEVES DR. Spacious 2 Bedroom with 1 full Bathroom Quiet neighborhood. 1,500 sq. ft. Formal dining, wood Pool, jacuzzi, sauna, new modern fitness rm, floors. completely 24 hour security, valet parking, large balcony, A/C & heating , washer/dryer, side-by-side renovated, brand new garage parking w/extra storage. $3,750/MO. kitchen with stove and 310/435-0490 or 424/288-4465 dishwasher, high ceilings, laundry hook-ups double enrty. Near * * * * * * * * * * * * WEST HOLLYWOOD Beverly Hills Schools. P R I M E 9 0 2 1 0 Lower Spanish Duplex $2,550/MO. B E V E R LY H I L L S 3 Bedroom, 2 Baths Call 310/991-2016

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facility, parking in nonsmoking, no pets building.

$2,150/MO. Call 310/826-8819

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2 Bd.+1 /2 Ba. Condo

Newly Updated, hardwood flrs., fireplace, dry BEVERLY HILLS bar, patio, all appliances, Professional pied-à-terre central air, ceiling 2 BEDROOM, 2 BATH fans, secured bldg. AC, hardwood flrs, $2,025/Month

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Living room with fireplace, breakfast room, ** HUGE LUXURY ** dining room, kitchen 2 BEDROOM, 2 BATH • DIANA COOK • Wood floor, walk-in with stove, fridge and COLDWELL BANKER • BH closet, breakfast area, dishwasher, laundry 310/203-8333 room & hardwood floors. ample storage, laundry, ILoveCenturyCity.com Granite kitchen & bath, 310/926-0392 $3,150/MO. garage in quiet duplex fancy bar, hi-ceiling Call 310/820-0122 Near Roxbury Park. Prime Westwood with crown molding. North of Santa Monica $2,400/MO •• CENTURY CITY •• laundry in unit, 2 side or 818/398-7793 Large 2 + 2 3 BEDROOM, 3 BATH by side parking, storage 310/551-2654 Wood floor, granite/ CENTURY CITY ADJ. LUXURY PENTHOUSE & much more. No Pets. stone fireplace, balcony. 2 BD. + DEN + 2 BA. 2-Story with balcony $3,550/MO. Close to Century City and private sun deck. $2,895/MO. CENTURY CITY Adj and UCLA. Call 213/841-5599 Sunny, Great Location! Newly remodeled with all ~ N EWER B LDG . ~ $2,000 All amenities with new appliances. Elevator, 2 Bd+2 Ba • $2,400 310/995-2231 lots of closet space. BEVERLY HILLS ADJ. pool, laundry facility, 2 Bd+2 Ba • $2,300 1-year lease. 1017 S. SHERBOURNE parking in non-smoking, Both w/ W/D in Unit 412 N. PALM DRIVE

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WEST HOLLYWOOD PRIME LOCATION 144 N. WETHERLY DR. 1 BDRM. + 1 BATH Central air, Dishwasher, Laundry on-site, Indoor parking spot included. $1,750/MO Call 310/666-9559

—————–––– BEVERLY HILLS 2BD+1BA UPPER $1,695/MO. Stove, A/C, and tandem parking. Special: 1/2 Securtiy deposit OAC. Call 310/278-8999

—————–––– BEVERLY HILLS 1 BEDROOM, 1 BATH $1,595/MO.

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$4,250/MO.

Call 310/281-7412

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Very Private & Spacious no pets building. 2 BDRM. + 1.5 BATH Call 310/475-8337 upper unit with breakfast and formal dining room. CENTURY CITY Adj. Yard, laundry & parking. 2 Bd.+2 Ba. Condo

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2 BD + DEN + 2.5 BA

Some units w/ Wood flrs, 2-lrg patios, central air, all appl., 2-car secured garage, nice gym.

Pets OK! 310/703-4878

$3,500/MO. 1,124 Sq. Ft. Call 213/804-3761 Newly Renovated w/ B E V E R L Y H I L L S

————— hardwood flrs., central FANTASTIC LARGE UPSCALE CONDO IN

air, upper w/ pool view, gym, tennis, valet. With locked elevator, L O S A N G E L E S private BEVERLY HILLS Quiet bldg. Close to mall. rooftop patio, 401 S. HOOVER St. $2,850/Month • • • • • • • • huge deck. large kitchen 2 BEDROOM, 2 BATH 310/883-8412 with new appliances Updated kitchen with all • 1 Bdrm and granite countertops, new Viking appliances, 310/689-3905 +1 B a t h washer & dryer in unit, • Single beautiful new hardwood • • • • • • • • central air and heat, Subterranean parking. floors, washer/dryer in Control access, POOL, Plenty of storage space. unit, 2 parking, 24 hour BEVERLY HILLS ADJ dishwasher, elevator, Bev. Hills School District security w/all amenities. EXTRA CHARMING on-site laundry Available Now. $3,295/MO. LOWER DUPLEX $3,950/MO. and parking. Call 323/467-5740 8673 W. OLYMPIC BL. CALL 310/432-3125 213/385-4751

213/480-4848

BEVERLY HILLS BRENTWOOD

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2 BDRM, 1.5 BATH TOWNHOUSE ALL HARDWOOD, RECENTLY REMODELED. CENTRAL AIR, LAUNDRY, 1 CAR GARAGE. LOTS OF STYLE. $3,350/MO.

Karen: 310-384-7300

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Upper 2 Bd. +1 Ba.

~ N EWLY UPDATED ~ New countertops, oak cabinets & dishwasher. Hardwood floors, a/c, laundry, covered prkg. $2,200/Month

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Parking. Special: 1/2 Securtiy deposit OAC.

Pico/Robertson Call 310/278-8999 2 Bd.+2 Ba. $1,950 L IGHT & A IRY C O R N E R . New custom built-ins in 1718 S. BUNDY DR.

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kitchen, dry bar, balcony, skylight, huge closets, central heat, a/c, 2-prkg., laundry facility. Cat OK.

Exceptional Condition! 323/937-3737

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Newly Remodeled IMMACULATE LARGE 1 BEDROOM New hardwood floors, great front garden view. Small Dog OK.

1 Bdrm.+1 Bath $1,495/MO. All appliances Incld., 310/247-8547 Call 310/228-8369 hardwood floors, 310/433-1949

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hi-ceilings, central air fireplace, BEVERLY HILLS sundeck, laundry facili- ***BEVERLY HILLS*** 225 S. REEVES DR. BRIGHT & SPACIOUS ty each flr., 1-prkg. GREAT LOCATION 137 N. Wetherly Dr. UPPER 1 BEDROOM ************ $1,900/Month SPACIOUS UNIT with balcony, carpeted Call Elena: 2 BDRM. + 2 BATH 310/858-0905 throughout, stove, $2,200/MO. Available Jan. 2013 fridge, laundry, parking with enclosed patio, carpeting, A/C, dishwasher, BRENTWOOD No pets. $1,425/MO. stove, fridge & pkng. NORTH OF WILSHIRE Contact Nancy at * * * * * * * * * * * * * Call for appointment UPPER 1 BDRM, 1 BATH at 323/653-1892 310/285-2093

Hardwood floors throughout, new kitchen with all appliances plus sub-zero fridge, dishwasher, stove, wash and dryer. Faux fireplace, breakfast nook, central a/c, alarm system BEVERLY HILLS ADJ and includes 2 car garage. Bedford/Olympic Beautiful original tile 2 BD, 2 BA CONDO $2,150/MO. in excellent condition. Approx. 1400 Sq. ft. 1,430sf. $2,600/MO. Lower unit with fridge, 2 Year Lease. washer/dryer in unit Available Now! and 2 car parking.

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Call 323/658-5332

UPPER 2 BDRM, 2 BATH BEVERLY HILLS ADJ $2,150/MO. * * * * * * * * * * * * * 1211 HOLT AVE #5 All units newly updated 1 BEDROOM, 1 BATH w/all new kitchen appliances, $1,125/MO. balcony, laundry facility, parking in non-smoking Fridge, stove, parking. and no pets building.

Call 805/379-2000 Call 310/880-7281 Call 310/826-8819


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The Courier’s Position

JOHN MIRISCH FOR CITY COUNCIL (continued from Page 1) Mirisch is the point-person on the council councilmember Lili Bosse to make the new cenfor making public pay and pensions sustainable. ter a reality without taking away on huge chunks Today, they are not. He has often been on the of open space. losing side of many votes, but he has always He has fought against excessive spending, sided with the people of Beverly Hills—not the pay and pensions and squandering the people’s bureaucrats. He is known state-wide as a cham- money. It has been Mirisch who has resisted the pion for responsible pay reforms. constant push by the council majority to favor Down the line, Mirisch has stood for the “staff, staff, staff.” Why should any employee of people’s interests: any public agency get 13 weeks paid time off Mirisch has “blown the whistle” on exces- and millions in retirement pay? We don’t believe sive city water rate hikes – City staff and the that is fair to the taxpayers or necessary to attract council majority told us they were merely “pass- and retain good employees. Above all else, it ing on rate hikes from the Metropolitan Water cannot be sustained. District.” Yes, that’s partially true. The full truth At the same time, he has strongly supported is that the city council majority “marked up” public safety, reasonable development, and easthose higher costs even more to get more money ing the burden on businesses. to pay city workers higher salaries and higher Mirisch was a key vote to stop the moneypension pay. grab by city bureaucrats to boost taxes on local Mirisch has stood side-by-side with our surgical centers by millions of dollars—the “Speschool board to protect Beverly Hills High cialty Surgical Center” case. With the vote, he School from the Metropolitan Transit Authority’s beat back the bureaucrats who tried to get plans—promoted by Los Angeles Mayor Antonio around clear votes by the residents against those Villaraigosa—to put two tunnels under Beverly kinds of tax grabs. High. His chief opponent, Mayor Willie Brien, Mirisch is a “responsible government” counhas stood shoulder-to-shoulder with Villaraigosa cilmember, not a pusher of bureaucrats’ ideas. to promote the subway. On non-fiscal matters that our people care Mirisch originated the idea to jump to about, Mirisch was a leader in animal-friendly BHUSD’s side when state funding fell short. initiatives including the dog park and the “trap, Mirisch voted to require Metro to bring its neuter and release plan” for feral cats (another construction and testing permit applications to Mirisch initiative that now claimed others). the council. The council majority, led by Brien, John Mirisch has been one of the only two voted that down. Now, Metro gets an “automat- voices on the council consistently to put the resic” when it comes to its activities in Beverly Hills. idents first—the other being Lili Bosse. Mirisch has been the leader of many excelA true sign of John Mirisch’s good judgment, lent initiatives: historic preservation, streamlin- is how many of his ideas are now claimed by ing parking permits, building a new Roxbury others (including one of his council opponents). Park community center in line with residents’ exJohn Mirisch deserves re-election to the pectations. He has opposed megalomaniac city Beverly Hills city council. The Courier urges all planners and some council members who were Beverly Hills voters to cast their ballots for John determined to overbuild Roxbury. He stood with Mirisch.

Publisher’s Note: In the coming weeks, The Courier may make additional election endorsements. As for the statements above that “others claim credit,” those are based on reviewing videotapes of council meetings, live coverage of events, notes from various appearances and other documentary sources. In coming weeks, we will present our documentation of the rampant “claiming credit for the works of others” surfacing in this election.

The Courier welcomes “Letters to the Editor.”

Cartoon for The Courier by Janet Salter

Remember the following guidelines: (1) The shorter the better; (2) Refrain from personal attacks or insults; (3) Keep to one topic; (4) Do not send letters appearing elsewhere. Email: myopinion@bhcourier.com; Fax: 310-271-5118; Mail to: The Courier 8840 W. Olympic Blvd., Beverly Hills CA 90211

Rabbi Jacob Pressman U.S.A.–What A Glorious Country Once again, we the people of the United States of America in peaceful assembly have elected and inaugurated the top leadership of this great republic. After months of campaigning to select our candidates we went to the polls to cast our votes, and then proceeded to install them. It should not go unnoticed that this process, while involving millions was carried out without any disturbing incidents as in some restless lands. This past Monday on the birthday of the late Martin Luther King, Jr. we granted a second term to another black leader, Barack Hussein Obama. American citizens of all races and creeds gathered in Washington in the millions to cheer their public appearance. Witnessing this phenomenon thanks to the public press, I could not help but feel great pride in our unique land where a minority group can win leadership without handicap of prejudice. Have we not come a long way from the days of racial prejudice, slavery, sex discrimination, and foreign national origin? In the millions on a black leader’s memorial, we inaugurated another black leader’s second term to lead us and represent us among the nations. It makes me wonder how soon a Jewish leader may make it to the top. Thank you, but don’t call on me. I like living in California.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR I would like to comment on the publication of City employee benefits and salaries in the Jan. 18 edition. The statement in the notes section of The Courier that: “The City has never compiled staff costs in this manner to show the actual cost of each employee” is not accurate. City salary and benefit information by position including details on benefits has been available online since 2009. In fact, each year the City submits that information to the California State Controller’s office, which posts it on its website with the same information for all public agencies. In addition, the inference that City employees get every other Friday or Monday off with pay is also inaccurate. City employees working the “9-80” schedule are paid for 80 working hours over a two-week period, like any employee. Regardless of the day of the week, time off is unpaid. Following the scandal in Bell and the public’s scrutiny of local government compensation, the City has posted detailed salary and benefit information on its website: www.beverlyhills.org. This ongoing effort on the City’s part reflects an appreciation of the public’s right to this in formation and a desire for greater transparency. Jeffrey C. Kolin, City Manager, City of Beverly Hills

Editors Note : Mr. Kolin’s statements about time off were contradicted by explanations given directly to The Courier by City staff. ****** Thank you for your CPRA request to remind City Hall that Beverly Hills residents have a right to know how much we spend on salaries and pensions. I read through the numbers with interest, but cannot come to a definitive conclusion whether we are overpaying compared to other districts. Can you legally publish a summary of comparable local pay scales to provide a context for comparison and discussion? Herbert Milgrim ****** I was delighted to be at the Chai Lifetime Award dinner honoring our own, Lisa Korbatov. Lisa never ceases to amaze me. How fortunate for all of us, that she is homegrown, and such a bright and shiny asset. Her tireless efforts on behalf families struggling with cancer, living both within and outside of Beverly Hills, is a testament to what an incredible and loving person, she truly is. Lisa, thank you for your time and energy, and for working nonstop to make Beverly Hills, and our schools, safe and sound. We will continue to try and help with your mantra that MTA will never go under our high school. I also hope that City Council is in your future. You are a true mover and shaker for all that is good, and we will be forever grateful if you continue to be in our corner. Red Richmond ****** Just when did the City Council pass a law that you must walk slowly when crossing a busy street while talking on your cell phone Herbert L. Wallerstein


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