The Year Of The Horse Starts Today. Happy Chinese New Year!
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January 31, 2014
C E L E B R AT I N G 100 YEARS— More than 1,800 Beverly Hills residents and fans packed inside the Saban Theatre on Tuesday night for the City’s Centennial SingAlong Celebration, which kicked off a year-long celebration of Beverly Hills’ history. As a finale, the Beverly Hills High School Marching Band came down the aisles to join the L.A. Lawyers Philharmonic playing 76 Trombones by the late Beverly Hills resident Meredith Willson.
The City celebrates 100 years with cocktails at the Beverly Hills Hotel. 4
The BHPD gets a new K-9 in Tau, who specializes in detecting explosives. 4
Beverly Hills Centennial Celebration Sings At The Saban By Laura Coleman It was undoubtedly a Beverly Hills Centennial Celebration, and it was fabulous. If you hap-
pened to be among the 1,800 people lucky enough to snag a ticket to Tuesday’s “sold out” free concert at the Saban Theatre on
Wilshire Boulevard, you were treated to an array of musical homages to the old and the new. From 92-year-old Betty
John Scott stepped into his new role as L.A.’s interim sheriff. 5
Local Lucy Meyer asks President Obama to support UNICEF. 5 •Arts & Entertainment 12 •Health & Wellness 16 •Birthdays 22
George Christy, Page 6 Musical Highlights From The Grammys Included Moments With Paul McCartney And Ringo Starr, John Legend, A Trio Of Cowhands, And A 17-Year-Old Named Ella Marie Editorial from Rabbi Pressman AND MORE
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White leading the audience in the BHHS Fight Song (she was (see ‘CENTENNIAL,’ page 12)
Willie Brien: Does He Limit Commissioners To Backers? BY Bill Arp Beverly Hills gratefully welcomes volunteers to the 56 commission posts of the 12
City commissions. Some seats go begging and others have multiple applicants. Are they (see ‘BRIEN,’ page 2)
Ex-Beverly High Coach Fisher Sues District, Paysinger WORLD-SAVING—With 25 percent of all ocean life living on coral reefs, the work of Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute scientist Mary Hagedorn (pictured above, far right) and her team’s efforts to use the latest technology to save coral species from extinction via cryopreserving – or freezing – coral sperm and stem cells is critical. Last week, Hagedorn was the guest speaker at a Smithsonian event hosted by Lisa Detanna, senior VP of Investments and managing director for Raymond James. “Whether it is any species at the zoo or the coral that helps protect our reefs, we are all interconnected and when we save the animals, it helps save the planet, and us of course,” said Detanna. Pictured above (from left): Smithsonian National Board Member Jennifer Walston Johnson, Sjon Dowell, Detanna and Hagedorn. Courier Photo by Laura Coleman
By Laura Coleman Last Friday, former Beverly Hills High School coach Jeff Fisher filed a lawsuit in Los An-
past several years. Throughout the communities of Los Angeles, the venerable institution has been (see ‘METRO,’ page 10)
Beverly Hills School District Retention Policy Up For Debate By Laura Coleman A proposal to change the Beverly Hills Unified School District’s retention policy could see the
number of students held back a year balloon from a handful to upwards of 30, according to Chief (see ‘RETENTION POLICY,’ page 10)
(see ‘FISHER SUIT,’ page 2)
By Laura Coleman California Congressman Henry A. Waxman, a leader in the enactment of major health, consumer protection, environmental, telecommunications, and good government laws, yesterday announced that he would retire at the end of this
Metro Down The Line: How Metro Dealt With Brentwood By Victoria Talbot Metro has been involved in a spate of projects that have ensured gridlock with a padlock for the
geles Superior Court against the Beverly Hills Unified School District, Beverly Hills
Rep. Henry Waxman To Retire After 40 Years
Celebrity Photo Agency/Janet Gough
Beverly Hills Lawn Bowling Club hosts Friends and Family Day Feb. 9. 4
(see ‘WAXMAN,’ page 15)
HONORING CAROLE —The 14th annual Music Cares Person Of The Year Gala honored songwriter Carole King at the Los Angeles Convention Center with a special performance by Lady Gaga. Carole King arrived with daughters Louise Goffin and Sherry Goffin Kondor. For more photos, see George Christy’s column on page 6.
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fair? In general, the City advertises for volunteers for the various commissions such as the Architectural, Design Review, Fine Art, Health & Safety, Planning and Public Works Commissions. Applicants submit their qualifications and are then usually interviewed by an “ad hoc advisory committee” comprised of two City councilmembers and one sitting member of the commission in question designated by that commission to serve on the ad hoc committee. The candidate approved by the ad hoc committee is then presented to the full City Council for appointment or rejection at a public session of the council. Few who go before the full council are rejected. Beverly Hills has many residents who actively and vocally participate in municipal elections, which is a fact of great pride throughout the City. But is there a price to be paid for speaking out? This question of fairness came up when recently-rejected Planning Commission nominee, Marilyn Gallup, was rejected 3-2. In open session, Councilmember Julian Gold, M.D., noted that Gallup had “worked on the John Mirisch campaign.” He then joined councilmembers Willie Brien, M.D., and Nancy Krasne to reject the nomination. Whether Gallup’s efforts on behalf of Mirisch could be statistically correlated to her rejection became the
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High School Principal Carter Paysinger and 25 fictitious defendants demanding a jury trial for damages alleging retaliation, breach of contract, wrongful termination, emotional distress, and unfair dealing. Fisher's attorney Andrew Treger told The Courier that Fisher originally engaged his firm on Sept. 17, 2013 in the company of “some of the [BHHS] parents; some of whom are famous.” When asked if one “famous” parent was Rebecca De Mornay, who has been vocal in her opposition to Paysinger’s dismissal of Fisher last year, Treger responded: “privileged information.” Fisher was not fired but his annual contract was not renewed when it expired. The District's decision not to renew the contract for for a fifth year last June was immediately met with an outpouring of opposition from the community, who soon found themselves pitted against the administration's decision. As a Beverly High track and field coach, Fisher team produced nine high school All Americans, 13 all-state athletes, two state champions, eight CIF Southern Section champions, 153 AllOcean League selections in track and 12 varsity team championships. District sources speaking on background and not for attribution have told The Courier that there were sufficient grounds for his dismissal despite his competitive successes.
BEVERLY HILLS issue. To find out if there is any correlation between campaign volunteer work and City commission appointments, The Courier looked at the current commissioners and cross-checked their names against the various city council campaign websites to see which were named as members of campaign “steering committees” or were “official endorsers.” Of our total of 56 commissioners, 1 was listed as a supporter of Krasne; 4 supported Mirisch; 6 supported Vice Mayor Lili Bosse; 11 supported Gold, and 35 supported Brien. Brien supporters comprise more than 62 percent of current commissioners. It should be noted that all current planning commissioners either were official endorsers of Brien or actually worked on his campaign. Gallup was the only planning commission applicant who was neither on Brien's steering committee nor was named as an endorser. The Courier also cross-checked City Council liaisons who selected new commissioners from 2010. Councilmember Brien served on 11 selection committees in which he picked candidates who were either public endorsers of his candidacy or named as members of his campaign steering committee. No other councilmember on an ad hoc nominating committee selected anyone who was named as a member of that council candidate’s own campaign committee.
The gist of Fisher's complaint is that he was a "whistleblower," claiming that he uncovered financial misconduct and undue pressure from Paysinger and Beverly High Athletics Jason Newman's own summer sports camp, the "Beverly Hills Sports Academy." Last year, Fisher told The Courier that he was fired because he sought to train athletes outside of school. Fisher said he presented Paysinger and Newman with a summer training plan for the track and field and cross country teams that would have forced students to choose between training with him rather than paying to be part of the Sports Academy. The "Sports Academy" is held at Beverly High each summer and is the subject of its own investigation by the District and the Los Angeles District Attorney. In August, the District engaged Trevin Sims with the Los Angeles firm Lozano Smith to investigate the Sports Academy, which Paysinger has been involved with since 1997. Findings from that investigation have not been released. Treger told The Courier that the District and Paysinger are now in the process of responding to the suit. As per the 25 unnamed “Does,” he said it was unlikely that anyone else would be named, specifically the Superintendent or member of the Beverly Hills Unified School District Board of Education. The District declined comment on the suit.
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B E V E R LY H I L L S M A I N N E W S BHPD K-9 WELCOMED – The BHPD welcomes “Tau,” an 18-month-old Belgian Malinois trained in patrol work and explosive detection. Tau will be working with Officer Kevin Orth after completing a demanding 5week training course. The newest member of the department was made possible by the support of Erika Glazer, who has supported two other K-9 officers. For more canines of the BHPD, visit Beverly Hills TV at www.beverlyhills.org.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU—On Thursday, the City held a birthday reception at The 102-year-old Beverly Hills Hotel. The City thanked the many residents who volunteered their time to create the numerous events that will continue throughout the year, celebrating the Centennial. In turn, the City was honored by our local leaders with proclamations from Rep. Henry Waxman, Assemblyman Richard Bloom, Supervisor Zev Yaroslovsky and L.A. City Councilman Paul Koretz. Pictured (from left) Rep. Henry and Janet Waxman; Councilmembers Willie Brien, Nancy Krasne, and Julian Gold; Vice-Mayor Lili Bosse; Centennial Chairman Dick Rosenzweig, Supervisor Yaroslovsky, L.A. Councilman Koretz; and Andrea Kune, field director for Assemblyman Bloom.
Memorial For Kenneth Peters Is Sunday At Beverly High School By Laura Coleman On Sunday, the Beverly Hills Unified School District will hold a tribute to former
Beverly Hills Celebrates Chinese New Year 2014 “Year Of The Horse” On Rodeo Drive WHILE THE CITY SLEPT— Crews installed Storm Castle, a sculpture by American artist Deborah Butterfield. The art is on loan to the City through February to honor Chinese New Year, the “Year of the Horse” at Two Rodeo Drive.
By Victoria Talbot On Feb. 8 the City of Beverly Hills welcomes the “Year of the Horse” at the 3rd annual Chinese New Year Celebration sponsored by Two Rodeo and East West Bank with the Beverly Hills Conference and Visitors Bureau. The celebration will begin at 4:30 p.m. on Rodeo Drive between Dayton Way and Wilshire Blvd. Live entertainment and performances that will highlight traditional Chinese dress, martial arts, folk dancers, acrobats, ribbon dancers, Man of Many Faces and (see ‘HORSE’ page 15)
Superintendent Kenneth Peters, who passed away last November at 98. (see ‘PETERS’ page 20)
VINTAGE PIC—A photo of the original Lily Pond taken in 1912 shows the Beverly Hills sign (now restored) presiding over a pond filled with lily pads.
Lily Pond Centennial Dedication Slated For Tuesday Afternoon By Victoria Talbot After months of anticipation the historic Beverly Gardens Park Lily Pond is finally ready to be unveiled Tuesday,
Feb. 4 at 1:45 p.m. The lily pond is the first feature in Beverly Gardens (see ‘LILY POND’ page 20)
Beverly Hills School Leaders Act Quickly To Secure Alternative Pool For Girls’ Water Polo By Laura Coleman Beverly Hills Unified administration, boardmembers and parents banded together this week to find a quick solu-
tion to a broken pool heater that made it impossible for the BHHS Girls’ Water Polo team to practice at the high school’s swim gym.
“The entire board got involved in trying to find an [alternative] pool,” said boardmember Lewis Hall. (see ‘SWIM GYM’ page 20)
Beverly Hills Lawn Bowling Club Gears Up For Friends And Family Day On Sunday Feb. 9 LET’S BOWL!—The Beverly Hills Lawn Bowling Club is gearing up to introduce the greater community to their beloved pastime. Pictured (From left): Linda Flahive, Joe Polliner, Allen Grossman, Paul Flahive, Yvette Tausin, Trudi Green, Victor Green (hidden) Dan Standiford, Pam Loar, Howard Horowitz, Shirley Roberts, Ilia Liubicich, Jeff Liubicich, Ted Burton, Evelyn Lucero, Gary Oakland, David Eldridge and Bill Wolff.
By Laura Coleman For 90 years, Beverly Hills residents have been enjoying the sport of lawn bowling - a
pastime the Beverly Hills Lawn Bowling Club plans to introduce to the community next Sunday, Feb. 9, at its first
Commission (FAC) about placement of the Carol Bove installation in the Beverly Gardens Park Tuesday.
Beverly Hills Board To See For Whom The High School Bell Rings By Laura Coleman The Board of Education is expected to take up the issue of the Beverly Hills High
School bell schedule in an effort to prioritize academics over athletics at this coming (see ‘BELL’ page 15)
“Friends and Family” day at 12:30. “It’s a very skillful game,” (see ‘LAWN BOWLING’ page 20)
Recreation and Parks Commission Divided on Sculpture Placement in Beverly Gardens Park By Victoria Talbot The Recreation and Parks Commission (RPC) pushed back against the Fine Arts
NEW YEAR, NEW HOME—Dasher is a 5-year-old, longhaired Dachshund that weighs 10 pounds. She is a sweet, gentle girl left behind in a foreclosed house and fed by a kind homeless man before being taken in by ShelterHopePetShop.org. Those interested in giving this little orphan doggie some TLC and a forever home, may call Shelter Hope at 805-379-3538 or email Kira Lorsch at 4Dogs@RHLgroup.com.
The Fine Arts Commission has requested RPC endorsement for the placement in the (see ‘SCULPTURE’ page 20)
SNEAK PEEK—St. John of Beverly Hills debuted its 2014 spring collection at a reception for the Beverly Hills Women's Club at its Wilshire Boulevard boutique. The American luxury house is known for it's knit dresses. From left are: Lilia Martinez, sales associate; Linda Schwartz, Mumsey Nemiroff, club president, and Kitty Chan, St. John’s manager. Photo by Maxine Picard
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> NEW SHERIFF IN TOWN–Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich (second from right) along with fellow members of the L.A. County Board of Supervisors including (from left) Zev Yaroslavsky, Don Knabe and Gloria Molina said in welcoming John Scott (at podium) to his new post as interim sheriff: “With considerable experience in law enforcement and strong leadership qualities, John Scott will be a superb interim sheriff to lead the department until voters elect a new one in November.” Sheriff Scott was sworn in Thursday at the Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration.
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Beverly Hilton’s Circa 55 Plans Valentine’s Day Dessert Buffet By John L. Seitz Thomas Henzi, the muchhonored pastry chef for The Beverly Hilton, is inviting
By Victoria Talbot The Beverly Hills Public Library, in honor of the City’s Centennial Celebration, is issuing a series of four Centennial Library Cards. Each design has an historic image and the Centennial shield on the front. Current cardholders can choose to replace their existing card with the new (see ‘LIBRARY’ page 20)
Coalition For Pets And Public Safety Reaches 100,000 Animals For Spay And Neutering COALITION FOR PEOPLE AND PUBLIC SAFETY– Pets in underserved communities and among the homeless are spayed and neutered to control populations free of charge. Its a win-win for the animals and the owners, thanks to Erika Brunson. Her mobile spay and neuter clinics will have served 100,000 pets in 2014.
By Victoria Talbot The Coalition for Pets and Public Safety is celebrating a milestone; since it’s founding
in 1999, COPPS mobile spay and neuter clinics will have reached 100,000 animals this year. Bringing services into
Southern California’s neediest communities these mobile clinics treat the problem of pet (see ‘COPPS’ page 20)
TASTE FOR A CURE–Steve Mosko (left), president of Sony Pictures Television, will be honored at The Jonsson Cancer Center Foundation’s 19th annual “Taste for a Cure” fundraiser April 25 in The Beverly Wilshire. The event celebrates French cuisine with a food and wine tasting reception followed by awards program, live auction and entertainment. Joe Cohen, Jon Holman, Larry Maguire, Gary Newman, Jay Sures and Dana Walden will co-chair. Individual tickets are $500 with packages beginning at $5,000. For information, call 310-201-5033 or visit www.tasteforacure.com.
L.A. Zoo Celebrates An Early Valentine’s Day Celebration Feb. 8 With ‘Sex And The City Zoo’ By Laura Coleman It’s adults only at the L.A. Zoo on Saturday Feb. 8 when one of Southern California's most family-friendly destinations kicks off its annual Valentine’s celebration with “Sex and the City Zoo” from 5 to 7 p.m. This year’s Valentine's event celebrates romance in the animal kingdom in the
zoo's Witherbee Auditorium. The lighthearted affair begins with a reception featuring desserts, wines and “animal walk-abouts,” which include chats with keepers and the chance to observe small animals up close. The heart of the evening opens with a performance by recording artist Whitney Hall. Following the performance,
guests will be entertained with a provocative presentation about animal mating, dating and cohabitating by Michael Dee, former L.A. Zoo general curator, who offers insights about relationships in the animal kingdom before climaxing with an intimate three-course dinner. For more information, visit www.lazoo.org. IMAGINE DRAGONS–Just a few days before winning for best rock performance at Sunday’s Grammys, the Las Vegas-based band Imagine Dragons took to the stage at the Wiltern for an exclusive “Thank you” event for Citi cardmembers benefiting the Grammy Foundation. Pictured (from left): Daniel Platzman, Wayne Sermon, actor Neil Patrick Harris, Dan Reynolds and Ben McKee. Photo by John Shearer
(see ‘CIRCA 55’ page 20)
SPECIAL AMBASSADOR– Local humanitarian Lucy Meyer, a global messenger for the 2015 Los Angeles World Games (Special Olympics), met President Barack Obama and spoke with him as a UNICEF advocate to help children with disabilities all over the world. To learn more about Lucy and her work visit http://www.unicefusa.org/donate/lucymeyer.
Beverly Hills Library Boasts Centennial Cards GOOD READ– The Beverly Hills Library is offering four options for special centennial library cards, such as this one with a 1964 image of the fountain in front of the library.
Valentine’s Day guests to indulge their sweet tooth with a one-of-a-kind decadent
Several Commission Terms To End During Calendar Year 2014 By Victoria Talbot Planning Commissioner Howard Fisher has agreed to a reappointment for a second 4-
year term, to be confirmed at the Feb. 4 City Council meeting. His term expired Dec. 19, (see ‘COMMISSIONS’ page 20)
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usical highlights morphed into great crowd pleasers during the heated madness at the 56th annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center.
oments: Paul McCartney debuting Queenie Eye from his new album, and reuniting with Beatles bandmate Ringo Starr …
harmonizing on Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys.
And then there’s Lorde! The 17-year-old artist
from New Zealand who rocked
to the top of Billboard’s 100 List with Royals, winning her a Grammy for Best Pop Solo Performance and a Grammy for Best Song. Born Ella Maria Lani YelichO ’ C o n n o r, L o r d e ’s among the youngest artist to reach B i l l b o a r d ’s Hot 100. Admirers range from
Katy Perry to David Bowie, both thrilled that she’ll tour the U.S. in March when the “world out there” spotlights her talent.
Online at www.bhcourier.com/georgechristy
he elegance of John Legend’s suave performance at the concert grand piano as he sang his deep-from-theheart All Of Me ...
he high-flying acrobatics of Pink as she carried on with her hits …
Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Merle Haggard
Katy Perry in Valentino
John Legend with Chrissy Teigen
Jamie Fox with Corinne Bishop
Taylor Swift in Gucci
Blake Shelton with Miranda Lambert in Pamella Roland
Celebrity Photo Agency/Janet Gough
Pink in Johanna Johnson
Marc Anthony with Chloe Green
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Alicia Keyes in Armani Prive with Swizz Beats
Marjorie Bach with Joe Welsh and Barbara Bach with mate Ringo Starr during the 26th Annual Grammy Awards at Staples Center.
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TO SEE AND BE SEEN
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T H E FA S H I O N O F B E V E R LY H I L L S
DL Offering Luxury Designer Brands At Great Savings At The DL, its goal is to sell top designer fashions at 70 percent off the retail price, “bringing Rodeo Drive to a block south of Wilshire.” With women’s and men’s stores at adjoining 132 and 134 Beverly Dr., The DL is offering clothes from “the best vendors and European designers at deep discounts,” says Manager Barbara Stephenson. The stores are packed with unique items “that are almost impossible to find at these deeply discounted prices,” Stephenson adds, by Yves St. Laurent, Ralph Lauren, D&G, Prada, Balenciaga, Gucci, Gorgio Armani, Cavalli and more. “We have a Valentino coat and dresses that are stunning,” Stephenson says. “The detail and how they’re made are beautiful.” The owner purchased the inventory from the defunct DSW Luxe810 stores and is now offering the items at these rock-bottom prices. Stephenson urges shoppers to visit now since there are limited quantities of the items that include women’s dresses for all occasions, jack-
ets, sweaters, shoes and accessories, and men’s suits, sport coats, pants, shirts, outerwear, denim and more. Prices range from $350, minus the 70 percent discount, and up. The entire inventory is 30,000 pieces with 3,000 in the stores. The selection changes weekly with spring and summer items arriving now. Stephenson describes the DL “Luxury Designer Blowout” as a “pop up,” offering its deals until the stock runs out. “This is a limited time for great savings,” says Stephenson. Her example is a $3,000 jacket, available at the store for
$900. Open just a month, the store is already proving popular. Leading Israeli singer Eyal Golan is a fan of the jackets. Besides Stephenson, the helpful and knowledgeable sales staff includes Chris and Cecilia. The DL is open from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily. Visit the Facebook page, www.facebook.com/DLBeverlyHills to learn more.
Designer Nancy Gonzalez Launches Purse Customization Program With Neiman Marcus For the first time, Designer Nancy Gonzalez will launch a handbag customization program with NeimanMarcus.com, today through Thursday, Feb. 20. Customers will be able to choose from among three styles— the Plissé Tote ($3,800, shown at left), the Wallis ($3,150) and the Back Pocket Clutch ($1,500, shown below) and 12 colors. Colors include: shiny crocodile, jet black, stone grey, optic white, cobalt blue, fuchsia pink, jewel purple, cherry red satin crocodile, blush, cognac, tangerine orange, aqua blue and lemon yellow.
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Beauty Briefs SANTALIA has a series or products for blemish prone skin that launched last year including their DAILY CLEANSER which is priced at $20, a REFINING MASK which is priced at $28, a DAILY BALANCING SERUM priced at $38, and an INTENSIVE SPOT SERUM priced at $25. The regimen is based on the incedible Sandlewood tree and all four formulas reduce blemishes and clear skin without over drying. A clinical trial conducted by Dr Ronald Moy showed 75% improvement in one week and 89.4% improvement in eight weeks for adolescents and adults with mild to moderate acne. Santaliashop.com KARIN HERZOG’S ESSENTIAL MASK should be used two or three times a week to combat break outs and create the perfect canvas for skin treatments and make up application. This mask feels more like a cream smoothing onto your skin and rinses off easily without any need for pulling on your skin. It can also be left on as an overnight treatment before a big date. The price is $60. KARIN HERZOG has introduced a special edition chocolate collection for nourishing your skin for Valentine’s day. The products deep clean, detoxify, and hydrate and have the aroma of pure chocolate to lift your spirits. FINEST CHOCOLATE CLEANSING has nourishing
sesame oil and oils of gardenia, rose,and geranium in addition to the organic chocolate and is for the face and eye area priced at $55. CHOCO2 is a restorative oxygen cream for problem skin priced at $70. Chocolate! Is a nourishing comfort cream for added moisture and priced at $55. THE KARIN HERZOG line from Switzerland also has Vita-A-Kombi 1 which is a super cream that replenishes oxygen and essential nutrients and flushes out debis and toxins as you allow it to slowly soak into your skin. The price is $75. Skin does need a little extra TLC to acclimate to the changes in climate we have had recently---one week in the 80’s and now down to the 60’s and colder at night . Cold, dry winter air and santa ana winds can deplete skin of moisture but adding KARIN HERZOG’S VITAMIN H FACE CREAM to your Herzog regimen will accelerate cell regeneration. This Vitamin H Face Cream, priced at $63, should be applied under the Vita-AKombi cream for best results. If your body has been uncomfortably dry, try PAULA’s CHOICE new CLINICAL ULTRA-RICH SMOOTHING BODY BUTTER which should restore and strengthen skin’s natural protective barrier and be a non greasy alternative to keep it moisturized for 12 hours. Priced at $13 and totally fragrance free.
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plowing through communities, digging up streets and disrupting traffic, spending billions of federal dollars to build light rail and subways, to create bus expressways and to widen the I-405 Freeway. As Beverly Hills gears up for the encroachment of Metro into City streets, the Courier will ask some of those who have walked the road before to talk about what their experiences. The Courier asked outgoing Brentwood Community Council (BCC) President Nancy Freedman what it has been like to deal with Metro for three years. “The presented plan is inevitably not the final,” said Freedman. Freedman explained, “As an example, a Wilshire designated bus lane along the VA had many alternative plans. The original plan didn’t work for specific reasons not realized by Metro. “The community is against fragmented bus lanes that don’t connect from the ocean to downtown. However, with Federal money burning a hole in Metro’s pocket,” said Freedman, “they found a way to squeeze in the lane. (Beverly Hills has blocked construction in the City.) Now, they have to correct their error in planning.” “For millions of taxpayer dollars, Metro plans to move the planted median on the stretch of Wilshire between the I-405 and Federal, 5-feet to the north! The construction was planned for January,” said Freedman, “but the 405 stalled, and it hasn’t started yet.”
Freedman invited Metro to make a presentation to the BCC to explain the median project. She was told they did not have to explain, said Freedman. “It was a done deal.” As BCC president, Freedman was sure that the community required an explanation of years of enduring the I405 Widening Project, and the Subway-to-the-Sea. Wilshire Boulevard. is the main east-west artery that connects Brentwood and Santa Monica to the rest of Los Angeles. Currently, travel times from Brentwood to Westwood beneath the 405 freeway are entirely unpredictable and can take half an hour on a good day. Construction to move the median will affect thousands of commuters for a year. “It’s only fair,” she said. “I want the community to know what I know.” Ultimately, they agreed to make a power point presentation at the BCC. “People are too tired to fight Metro,” Freedman opined. “They can bully and not have concerns because they are a behemoth organization that does not have citizens on their mind – only roads. In the end, PR is done to say that Metro has improved the lives of millions of Angelenos and we are supposed to believe it.” Currently, the project is stalled. “Maybe they will wait until the 405 is finished,” said Freedman hopefully. “Metro is such a monster that nobody can get it right. They make these plans, but they don’t work. It looks good on paper. The lesson is, ‘If there’s money from the federal government, they’re going to do it.”
VIVA LA FRANCE—A new French-American Chamber of Commerce was just launched in Los Angeles (“FACC-Los Angeles”) under the impetus of the Axel Cruau, consul general of France in Los Angeles, with the exclusive patronage of François Delattre, ambassador of France in the United States, and with the support of the French-American Chamber of Commerce’s National Board. The FACC-Los Angeles debuted during an elegant reception at the French Consul General’s residence, which gathered 300 selected guests, including Beverly Hills, Santa Monica and Los Angeles city and county officials. Pictured above is the FACC-Los Angeles board members and president with Consul General of France Axel Cruau.
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Academic Officer Jennifer Tedford. In an effort to understand how to better enable Beverly Hills students to succeed, the board convened a special study session earlier this month where teachers and principals trumpeted a clear message – reading is key. At the Jan. 21 Board meeting during a discussion on the board policy related to promotion, acceleration and retentions, boardmembers directed staff to explore employing additional reading specialists for K-3, in addition to changing the acceptable letter grade to pass from a D to a C. “I think the C should become the D [and] the D should be our F,” board President Noah Margo said. “We’re doing these kids a disservice by promoting them.” “We should never have to retain somebody after 3rd grade, if we’re doing it right,” he added. Boardmember Lisa Korbatov told The Courier that studies confirm that
reading specialists make a difference in students’ success. “All stories show kids who read and read proficiently are more successful,” she said. “We need reading specialists. In theory, one at each campus.” Margo said it was crucial for students to achieve literacy by 3rd grade. “I don’t think we’re doing our students any favor by promoting them,” Korbatov said. For you to get an F means you were basically not in class. Although, it does occur retention is more of a rarity in grades 6 to 12. Tedford said that last year’s retentions included one 4th grader, one 1st grader, and 11 kindergartners, four of whom have since transferred. Board VP Brian Goldberg suggested that Moreno, which offers core subject classes that are less rigorous than the UC-approved classes at BHHS, could be a path for students unable to succeed beyond the bare minimum that is required to achieve a D grade. “The best things we can do to help the students be more successful is to get those [K-3] reading specialists,” he said.
POLICE BLOTTER The following assaults, burglaries, robbery and grand thefts have been reported by BHPD. Streets are usually indicated by block numbers. Losses in brackets.
ASSAULTS 01/06 9500 Wilshire Bl. 01/10 400 N. Canon Dr. 01/13 8800 Wilshire Bl. 01/19 500 N. Bedford Dr. 01/23 Brighton Wy./N. Bedford Dr. BURGLARIES 01/02 200 S. Almont Dr. ($11,800) 01/03 9400 Wilshire Bl. ($3,000) 01/04 400 N. Beverly Dr. ($450) 01/06 9100 Wilshire Bl. ($4,010) 01/06 9400 Wilshire Bl. ($3,000) 01/06 1400 Park Wy. 01/08 1200 Lago Vista Dr. ($2,125) 01/09 300 S. Linden Dr. 01/10 9100 Olympic Bl. 01/10 300 N. Beverly Dr. ($400) 01/13 300 Alpine Dr. ($30,300) 01/14 400 N. Palm Dr. ($2,525) 01/14 100 S. Clark Dr. 01/15 200 S. Carson Rd. 01/16 200 S. Wetherly Dr. ($75,000) 01/17 100 N. Robertson Bl. ($500) 01/18 400 N. Beverly Dr. ($600) 01/18 8700 Wilshire Bl. ($301) 01/19 400 N. Rodeo Dr. 01/20 500 N. Palm Dr. 01/20 200 Spalding Dr. ($550)
01/21 400 S. Canon Dr. 01/21 400 S. Elm Dr. 01/21 400 S. Crescent Dr. 01/22 300 Peck Dr. ($35,420) 01/24 100 N. Le Doux Rd. ($7,599) 01/26 200 S. Arnaz Dr. 01/26 300 S. Camden Dr. ($25,000) GRAND THEFTS 01/01 400 N. Beverly Dr. ($600) 01/01 200 S. Elm Dr. ($15,000) 01/05 9600 Wilshire Bl. ($5,305) 01/04 400 N. Rodeo Dr. 01/06 700 Arden Dr. ($1,450) 01/07 300 Foothill Dr. ($2,025) 01/07 200 S. Elm Dr. ($1,000) 01/08 9600 Wilshire Bl. ($1,819) 01/12 9600 Wilshire Bl. ($6,675) 01/16 200 S. Hamilton Dr. ($7,050) 01/19 400 N. Bedford Dr. 01/21 400 N. Rodeo Dr. ($120,000) 01/13 9100 Wilshire Bl. ($1,410) 01/22 1100 San Ysidro Dr. ($6,030) 01/22 1400 Loma Vista Dr. ($1,830) 01/22 600 N. Bedford Dr. ($3,175) 01/24 9600 Sunset Bl. ($47,050) ROBBERIES 01/08 400 N. Rexford Dr. 01/23 9700 Santa Monica Bl. ($360)
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ARTS & E N T E RTA I N M E N T KCETLink Wins
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Three Golden Mike Awards For SoCal Connected KCETLink, the national independent public media organization, has been honored with three Golden Mike Awards by the Radio & Television News Association of Southern California (RTNA). SoCal Connected, KCET’s nightly news program, garnered three awards including “Best Hard News Reporting,” “Best Government and Political Reporting” and “Best Medical and Science Reporting.” Formally announced at the awards ceremony at the Universal Hilton Saturday, the Golden Mike Awards recognize excellence in broadcast journalism. Winning segments and descriptions include: • Best Hard News Ties Reporting—Family (www.kcet.org/shows/socal_co nnected/content/investigation/ family-ties-may-mean-favorsf o r- l a - c o u n t y - s u p e r v i s o r s son.html) A look at L.A. County’s five supervisors and the budget and staff they control. Does the board treat all Angelenos equally? There are some who say special treatment is doled out when the face is familiar. Karen Foshay, producer; Vince Gonzales, reporter; Benjamin Gottlieb, associate Producer; Jack Moody, editor. • Best Government and Political Reporting—Compton: Corruption, Incompetence or Just Business as Usual? (www.kcet.org/shows/socal_co nnected/content/government/c ompton-corruption-incompet e n c e - o r- j u s t - b u s i n e s s - a s usual.html) An investigation of Compton found questionable expenditures, big loans and council members making up to $1,500 an hour. Karen Foshay, producer; Laurel Erickson, reporter; Lata Pandya, co-producer; Steve Sung and Jack Moody, editors. • Best Medical and Science Reporting—Head Games(www.kcet.org/shows/so cal_connected/content/health/y oung-athletes-not-just-pros-atrisk-for-life-threatening-concussions.html) Professional football players know all about playing through the pain. It comes with the job. But what about college athletes, or high school students or 12-year-olds? Should a game put a child in danger? As ever younger players try to emulate the big guys, one injury is not only ending careers, but endangering lives. Angela Shelley, producer; John Ridley, reporter; Alicia Clark, associate producer; Michael Bloecher, editor.
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JOINING THE ARGONAUTS—Members of The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts board of of directors recently welcomed local students to a performance of Jason and the Argonauts in the Lovelace Studio Theatre. The production by Scotland's’ Visible Fiction’s troupe kicks off the center’s family programming educational outreach program with shows and concerts for all ages. Greeting students were (from left): Ronald D. Rosen (secretary), Vicki Reynolds (vice chairman of development) and Jerry Magnin (board chair).Jason continues with performances for students and the public through this Sunday. For more information, visit wallis.org.
Chocolate Walking Tour Celebrates 100th Along With City Centennial The Beverly Hills Chocolate Walking Tour will celebrate its 100th tour on Saturday, Feb. 8, which coincides with the yearlong City centennial celebration. The event features a guide with 100 balloons who will stand outside each stop along the tour. Entrepreneur/actress, resident Casey Martin, founded the tours in 2010 after realizing she passed more than a few chocolate shops on her walks around the City. “I couldn’t believe no one had thought of this before, “ says Martin. I went to all the shops that sell chocolate, many of which are family owned, presented my idea and soon I had a new business.” At $50 per person, the tours sample treats at Bouchon Bakery, Edelweiss, Teuscher, Voges Haut Chocolate, The Beverly Hills Brownie Company, The Cheese Shop of Beverly Hills, Sprinkles, The American Tea Room and Coupa Cafe. “It’s a feel good experience for anyone who wants a bit of a rush while indulging in what they love. Not to mention the proven health benefits of some chocolate,” says Martin. The 1.5 mile, 2.5 hour tours take place on Thursday and Saturday. Tours are wheelchair accessible and children 12 and older are welcome. For more information, visit www.beverlyhillschocolatetours.com
THE LADY SEES DEAD PEOPLE—Theatre 40’s latest production, Lucille Fletcher’s murder mystery Night Watch is playing through Monday, Feb. 24 at the company’s Reuben Cordova Theatre on the BHHS campus. Main character Elaine Wheeler is beautiful, rich and sleepless. When she starts seeing corpses those around her fear for her sanity and audiences wonder if she’s safe and when the killer will strike again. Fletcher (1912-2000), who wrote nine novels and 13 radio plays, is best known for the the classic thriller Sorry, Wrong Number. Performances are Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Monday at 8 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are $24 on weekdays and $26 on weekends. In a scene from the play are (from left): Martin Thompson, Jennifer Laks and Christine Joelle. Directed by Bruce Gray, who’s helmed a dozen plays for the company, the production also features Jonathan Medina, Judy Naizmetz, Lary Ohlson, Leda Siskind and David Hunt Stafford For reservations call 310-364-0535. For online ticketing, visit www.theatre40.org. Photo by Ed Krieger
escorted by a duo of strapping young football players very much her junior) to the musical stylings of Pat Boone, June Lockhart and local opera singer and Beverly Sophomore Golda Berkman, and even Richard Simmons’ friendly digs (and yes, every inch of his lady-like stocking-clad legs was on display), those in attendance were in for non-stop treats including a duo of songs led by Mayor John Mirisch on ukulele. “The fact that so many people wanted to be a part of our City's 100th birthday celebration and literally joined their voices to make music together is a wonderful symbol of our Community's spirit and shows just how meaningful Beverly Hills, our home, is to so many of us,” Mirisch told The Courier. “It was a musical celebration of our heritage featuring beautiful, heartfelt and sometimes even funny moments,” said Lori Gordon, who worked together with Annette Saleh and Phil Savenick to bring the historic celebration to life. Savenick’s film of residents’ comments was a big hit. Heading the event was the Los Angeles Lawyers Philharmonic, conducted by Maestro Gary S. Greene, along with his Big Band of Barristers. The BHHS Madrigals, who sung a touching homage to the late BHHS teacher Joel Pressman with Somewhere Over The Rainbow, and the BHHS Marching Band brought a youthful addition to Tuesday’s nostalgic journey. Indeed, the evening brought residents and Beverly Hills devotees from toddlers to centenarians, along with celebrities, millionaires and billionaires, past mayors galore, and a host of elected officials and decision-makers to the 84-year-old theater. Saleh highlighted the importance of community involvement, highlighting the generosity of event sponsors like Urth Caffé, the Saban Theatre, Executive Limousines, First Republic Bank, and Hansen Cakes. Urth founder Shallom Berkman told The Courier that he created a special Centennial Blend of coffee a bag of which was offered to attendees upon departure. “Wonderful things do happen when everyone in a community comes together," Saleh said.
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY BEVERLY HILLS!
Beverly Hills celebrated 100 years at the Saban Theatre with a Concert Sing-Along. Photos below are courtesy of Orly Halevy, Richard Zale Rubins and the City of Beverly Hills.
Eunice David and Vicki Reynolds
Lewis Hall, Elizabeth and Lisa Korbatov, and Selma Fisch
Carol Connors and Karla Gordy Bristol
Richard Sherman and Charles Fox
Jimmy and Lonnie Delshad
Monty and Marilyn Hall
Lori Greene Gordon, Producer
14-Year-Old Opera Sensation Golda Berkman
Chief Dave and Ellyn Snowden
Angela and Sharam Saeedian
Bunni and Murray Fischer
Clifton and Candace Smith
Vincent and Mayor John Mirisch, CouncilmemberNancy Krasne, Conductor Gary Greene, Vice Mayor Lili Bosse, Councilmember Julian Gold and former Mayor Jimmy Delshad with the Centennial Birthday Cake
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Susan Strauss and Wendy Goldberg
Councilmember Nancy Krasne, Geraldine Holoff and Susan Holoff
BHHS football players Charles Sager and Simon Placik kiss Norman Class of â€˜39 Betty White
Mayor John Mirisch entertains with his Ukelele - a big hit!
Co-chairs Jon Gluck and Annette Saleh
Guests enjoy a spread after the concert, courtesy of Urth Caffe
Jon and Vice Mayor Lili Bosse
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Classic Alta Drive Estate Comes On The Market For The First Time In 40 Years A classic, 2-story Spanish estate at 607 N. Alta Dr. has come on the market for the first time in 40 years. Built in 1931 by the late Helen and Wylie Logan Jones, the home has been owned by the Kreitenberg family for the past four decades. Priced at $5.585 million, the almost 5,400-square foot home contains 6 bedrooms and 5-1/2 bathrooms with a large grassy yard. It is situated on one of Beverly Hills’ quietest residential roads. For more information, contact Michael J. Libow of Coldwell Banker at 310-285-7509 or email@example.com.
By Laura Coleman Thanks to escalating property values, homeowners who found themselves under water in the wake of the crash are now finding an increasing amount of equity in their properties. That’s good news for them, said Beverly Hills broker Aram S. Afshar, who specializes in representing owners in short sales. "We're still at the beginning of this cycle,” Afshar recently told The Courier. “Values are going up.” Since 2008, Afshar’s team at Coldwell Banker Beverly
Hills has brokered some 350 short sales with an average price point of $725,000, he said. He said the bulk of sales occurred in 2011-2012. Afshar predicted that short sales would continue to decrease. Currently, there are 47 properties in default in Bel Air, Beverly Hills, and Beverly Hills P.O., with an average listing price of $1.75 million. “There are fewer of them happening as a result of property values having increased considerably,” he said. “People were able to save their homes because their economics had improved.”
New Home Sales Up 16.4 Percent For Year By Laura Coleman The National Association of Home Builders this week reported that new home sales were down 7 percent in December, although they were up 16.4 percent for the year. “December’s decline in new-home sales follows elevated levels in the previous two months and means the fourth
quarter was still much stronger than the third,” said Rick Judson, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders. “While we expect sales to gain strength in 2014, builders still face considerable constraints, including tight credit conditions for home buyers, and a limited supply of labor and buildable lots.”
House Flips Up 16 Percent From 2012 By Laura Coleman House flipping has returned in a big way, according to the National Association of Realtors, which reported yesterday that house flips are up 16 percent from 2012. According to RealtyTrac's fourth-quarter 2013 Home
Flipping Report, 21 percent of all homes flipped in 2013 were purchased out of foreclosure, down from 27 percent in 2012 and 32 percent in 2011. The largest increases in flipping nationwide occurred on homes with a price of $400,000 or more.
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REAL ESTATE SIGNS - These signs appeared on Sunday in front of The Beverly Hills Hotel on Sunset and Crescent. Every weekend the area of Sunset, Benedict Canyon and Crescent Drive have repeat offenders, and we report it. The City fails to deter offenders.
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Frances Allen Desert Roundup What happens when you combine America’s singer–Frank Sinatra, with baseball–America’s pastime? In the Desert, at least, you get an outpouring of support for the Barbara Sinatra Center for Abused Children at Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage; and for good reason. Since the center opened its doors in 1986, more than 18,000 children who have suffered from physical, sexual and emotional abuse have been helped by counseling, regardless of their families’ ability to pay. Barbara Sinatra This year’s fundraising season for the center began with its annual Champions Honors Luncheon featuring Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig (pictured, right) as the keynote speaker. Selig addressed the approximately 700 on hand, talking about how he grew up and his long-time connection to baseball, and the positive benefits of the sport on abused children. Jackie Autry, a trustee of the center and widow of America’s “Singing Cowboy,” who founded the Los Angeles Angels was also honored at the luncheon and, as president of baseball’s American League, was instrumental in rounding up several baseball-team owners and Hall of Famers. In fact, the buzz is beginning for Autry, a baseball junkie, who is being considered as the possible next commissioner of Major League Baseball upon Selig’s retirement. There were two special attributes to the event. Helene Galen, chair of the center’s Board of Trustees, arranged for the USC marching band to make an appearance at the luncheon. This is something she is in a unique position to do as a “Galen” whose name is featured prominently throughout the Trojan campus, including the university’s sport-orientated Galen Center. The second special touch was the menu. Guests were able to feast on bags of Cracker Jacks, complete with toy peanuts in the shell and kosher hot dogs–you can’t get more “baseball” than that. But it is February that features the flagship event benefiting the Barbara Sinatra Children’s Center. Began as “Frank’s little party in the desert” where “Ol’ Blue Eyes” and a few if his friends would get together for an abundance of food, drink, golf and, since Frank was involved–fun. Now known as the Frank Sinatra Starkey Hearing Technologies Invitational Celebrity Invitational, the food, frolic and fun are still abundance, but now participants support the work of the Children’s Center, as well. This year, the tournament will be co-hosted by Barbara and supermodel Beverly Johnson. It kicks off on Thursday, Feb. 20, with dinner and Pairings Party featuring entertainment by country singer Steve Azar. Golf begins the following Friday morning at Eagle Falls Golf Course where admission to the gallery is free and photos are not only expected, but encouraged. For the ladies who are not golfing, the traditional luncheon /fashion show will be also be held on Friday, and will feature the designs of Troy. Friday night features another dinner and entertainment provided by the University of North Texas One O’Clock Lab Band with a special appearance by Deana Martin. Round two of the tourney begins Saturday morning, but golfers will be off the course in time to get black-tie-ready for the evening’s gala. This has become legendary over the years for the icons who have performed at this event, such as Frank Sinatra, himself, and Tony Bennett. This year, the gala’s headliner entertainment will be provided by the erstwhile “Mr. Las Vegas,” Wayne Newton. Multiple levels of event participation and individual event tickets are going fast. More information is available at 760-674-8447.
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more. “Good Fortune” envelopes filled with special offers for local dining, shopping and attractions will also be available all month. For the Chinese traveler hotel packages and amenities with special services and special rates at the AKA, The Beverly Hilton, Luxe Rodeo Drive Hotel and Montage Beverly Hills are available.
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Tuesday’s Board meeting. Board VP Brian Goldberg and Boardmember Lewis Hall both told The Courier that they had asked for the item to be placed on the coming agenda. “I’m sick and tired of not being able to maximize our contract contact minutes,” Goldberg said, emphasizing that the current bell schedule is set up to prioritize athletics at the expense of academics. In addition, Hall said that the athletics-biased bell schedule is costing the district upwards of $1,600 a day in upurchased school cuisine, in addition to paying food services staff more as a result.
Chinese New Year is one way that Beverly Hills welcomes our Chinese travelers, part of the “China Ready” strategy to promote cultural synergy with our international visitors from the Pacific Rim. Storm Castle, a larger-than-life sized horse sculpture by celebrated American artist Deborah Butterfield will be on display throughout the monthlong event.
Currently, sixth period ends at 1 p.m., before lunch, on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. “What happens is the food service workers, they actually work longer on Wednesday through Friday because the lunch period is later,” Hall said. [Conversely] the attendance of people eating at the high school drops considerably Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.” Goldberg said in addition to taking a priority-based approach to address the issue, the board would likely examine taking over the Bell Schedule Committee, which now sets the schedule. “The bell schedule is hampering our ability to move our academics forward,” he said.
CELEBRATION OF SONG—The Beverly High Madrigals took to the stage at the City’s Centennial Concert on Tuesday with a tribute to former teacher Joel Pressman, who died last year. They sang: Somewhere Over The Rainbow in his honor.
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term. “In 1974, I announced my first campaign for Congress,” he recalled. “Today, I am announcing that I have run my last campaign. I will not seek reelection to the Congress and will leave after 40 years in office at the end of this year.” Waxman, 74, who, since 1974, has represented the 33rd Congressional District, covering Beverly Hills, Palos Verdes, Santa Monica and Malibu and reported to be the richest district in the nation, has long been a liberal leader in the House and was considered a key player in getting the president’s Affordable Care Act passed. The Los Angeles native, who enjoys a reputation as a prolific legislator, also has been credited with helping pass legislation aimed at improving the environment, reduce smoking and improving federal oversight of nursing homes. Before 1995, when Democrats lost control of the House, Waxman, then chairman of the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health and Environment, led probes into numerous envi-
ronmental and health issues. At one point, he got top tobacco company executives to swear that nicotine was not addictive. In 2004, Waxman called out the Bush administration over what he called 237 misleading statements about the threat Iraq posed to the United States. Competition for his congressional seat is expected to be intense. Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky is being talked about as a natural replacement, considering his district overlaps Waxman’s. Yaroslavsky, who is termed out of his countywide seat, was “stunned and saddened” to learn of Waxman’s retirement, his Chief of Staff Joel Bellman, said in a telephone interview with City News Service Thursday morning, that Yaroslavsky has not had time to consider the political implications of the announcement and decide whether to compete for the seat. The most likely candidate for Waxman’s seat will be State Senator Ted Lieu whose senate district comprises 80% of the Congressional district. City News Service contributed to this article.
HOW DO YOU FEEL? Weekly Farmer’s Market With Fresh Food Options Coming To Children’s Hospital A weekly farmers market debuted at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) selling a variety of all-natural items. The market will be held Wednesdays from 11 a.m-3 p.m., and is open exclusively to staff, patients and patient families. “I thought about our role as a hospital in the fight against childhood obesity and realized that we have a responsibility to ‘practice what we preach’,” says Steven Mittelman, M.D., PhD, director of the Diabetes and Obesity Program at The Saban Research Institute. “As stewards of the lives entrusted to us, it is our job to show our patients and families, and faculty and staff, that it is important to us to have fresh, healthy foods available.” The farmers market is one of many community outreach initiatives spearheaded by the Diabetes and Obesity Program. Since its inception in 2013, the program has established a multidisciplinary obesity clinic at the hospital, expanded the Kids N Fitness lifestyle intervention program to include younger children and started treating diabetes and obesity in underserved populations throughout L.A. “One of the barriers to healthy eating is access to healthy food choices. Farmers markets bring those healthy options to our patients, families, faculty and staff,” says Linda Heller, MS, RD, Manager of Clinical Nutrition and Lactation. “Without a doubt, food is one of the greatest pleasures of life and can be a means of bringing people and cul-
Pamela Enriquez and Adriana Vargas at CHLA’s new farmer’s market.
tures together.” “We are one of the few children’s hospitals offering a farmers market as part of our commitment to improving the health and wellness of children,” adds Brent Polk, M.D., director of The Saban Research Institute. “From performing cutting-edge research to providing nutritious food options and areas for active play, we want to give patients and families unlimited access to the resources they need to make healthy decisions.”
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USC Scientists Find Genetic Mechanism Linking Aging to Specific Diets Your best friend swears by the Paleo Diet. Your boss loves Atkins. Your sister is gluten-free, and your roommate is an acolyte of Michael Pollan. So who’s right? Maybe they all are. In new research published this month in Cell Metabolism, USC scientists Sean Curran and Shanshan Pang identify a collection of genes that allow an organism to adapt to different diets and show that without them, even minor tweaks to diet can cause premature aging and death. Finding a genetic basis for an organism’s dietary needs suggests that different individuals may be genetically predisposed to thrive on different diets – and that now, in the age of commercial gene sequencing, people might be able to identify which diet would work best for them Sean Curran and Shanshan Pang. through a simple blood test. Photo by Akshat Khanna “These studies have revealed that single gene mutaganism since the ‘70s. Decades of tests tions can alter the ability of an organism have shown that genes in C. elegans are to utilize a specific diet. In humans, likely to be mirrored in humans while its small differences in a person’s genetic short lifespan allows scientists to do agmakeup that change how well these ing studies on it. genes function, could explain why cerIn this study, Curran and Pang identitain diets work for some but not others,” fied a gene called alh-6, which delayed said Curran, corresponding author of the the effects of aging depending on what study and assistant professor with joint type of diet the worm was fed by protectappointments in USC’s Davis School of ing it against diet-induced mitochondrial Gerontology, Dornsife College of Letters, defects. Arts and Sciences, and the Keck School “This gene is remarkably well-conof Medicine. served from single celled yeast all the Curran and Pang studied Caenorhab- way up to mammals, which suggests that ditis elegans, a one-milimeter-long worm what we have learned in the worm could that scientists have used as a model or- translate to a better understanding of the factors that alter diet success in humans,” Curran said. F u t u r e work will focus on identifying what contributes to dietary success or failure, and whether these factors explain why specific diets don’t work for everyone. This could be the start of personalized dieting based on an individual’s genetic makeup, according to Curran. “We hope to uncover ways to enhance the use of any dietary program and perhaps even figure out ways of overriding the system(s) that prevent the use of one diet in certain individuals,” he said.
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Advice For Dealing With A Charming Husband’s ‘Suspicious’ Behavior Q. Dear Dr. Fran: Can you offer any advice for a woman having to deal with someone exhibiting “suspicious” behaviors? I think my charming husband may be cheating on me. He dashes out on Saturday nights at 11 p.m. telling me he has a business conference call. Anything I can do or say to get to the bottom of his behavior, to confirm or refute my suspicions? Meg R. A. Dear Meg: You’ve got to be kidding. He’s leaving you at 11 p.m. on Saturday and you’re not sure there’s another woman? Let’s begin with the issue of “charm.” Charm is the marker trait for my definition of a sociopath. When a person comes on with excessive charm
Dr. Fran Walfish Answers Your Questions it is important to take a step back, breathe deeply, and take a slow hard honest look at his motives. A sociopath is a person who is missing a full measure of conscience, or guilt system, in their character organization. That means they are capable of using other people as a means to achieve their own goals, regardless of the effect on the other. They don’t feel remorse or badly
for the wreckage they cause. Therefore, if they cheat, lie, or deceive it’s your problem—not theirs. This is a character flaw in the cheater. Control and undue criticism are the cheater’s way (conscious or unconscious which means with or without his awareness) of manipulating and positioning his victim to feel one-down, or powerless. This means her voice to articulate her rights is either silenced or the volume is diminished. She becomes filled with self-doubt and questions whether she is wrong and he is right. This is precisely his goal so he can manipulate her into believing his entitlement to do things on his own terms.
St. John’s To Present Forums On Cardiovascular Health St. John’s Health Center will present “Your Heart and Cardiovascular Health: Heart Disease & Stroke—Prevention, Lifestyle and Interventions” from 2-4 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 18, and from 6:308:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 19 at the Santa Monica Public Library Auditorium, l601 Santa Monica Blvd. The free educational forum will feature center physicians and surgeons. Lectures and speakers vary per program and include: “Coronary Artery Disease and Heart Attack Prevention” — including new guidelines on who should take statins by Richard Wright, M.D., FACC, consultative cardiologist; “Runaway Hearts—Rapid Rhythms”—including SVT, ventricular tachycardia, atrial fibrillation and the Walkman device by Sarina van der Zee, M.D., cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist; “Thoracic Aortic Disease and Aneurysm—the
Other Killer in the Chest,” including bicuspid aortic valve and aneurysm (this lecture on Wednesday, 2-19 only) by Sharo Raissi, MD, FACS, FCCP, cardiovascular and thoracic surgeon; “Vascular Interventions”: including carotid artery stenting, acute stroke treatment, brain aneurysm and arteriovenous malformation (AVM) by George Teitelbaum, MD, FSIR, radiologist and interventional neuroradiologist; and “Lifestyle and Your Heart — Diet and Nutrition” (this lecture on Tuesday, 2-18 only) by Joan Devito-Agins, RD, CDE registered dietitian, St. John’s outpatient Nutrition and Diabetes Education Department. Sponsored by St. John’s Flora L. Thornton Community Health Education Program, the forums are open to all. Reservations are required and may be made by calling 310-829-8453.
My advice is to trust your gut intuition. Usually, it’s correct. It is only the rare few women who distrust based on paranoia versus a real hunch. Then, confront your man. If he adamantly denies ac-countability you are in real trouble. The one key factor that determines optimistic hope for change and positive prognosis is when your guy owns up to his misgivings, repents, vows to never do it again, gets himself
into psychotherapy, and demonstrates genuine remorse for hurting you. Denial means you go to a therapist to better understand what attracted you to such a person and help you extract yourself from this toxic relationship. Dr. Fran Walfish–Beverly Hills psychotherapist and author of The Self-Aware Parent at www. DrFranWalfish.com. Send questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
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Tips On Trips And Camps Hosts 11th Annual Summer Camp and Program Fair At Skirball Cultural Center Summer Opportunities Fair will be held from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 9 at the Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd. The free event is open to the public and geared towards families of school-aged children and teens, ages 8 – 18. There will be representatives from the following types of overnight programs:
Traditional Camps Sailing Programs Arts Programs Academic Programs Language Programs Community Service Pro-grams Teen Travel Internships The Fair is sponsored by Tips on Trips and Camps (www.TipsonTripsandCamps.com), a camp advisor y service with more than 43 years of experience in the camping industry. Jill Levin of Tips on Trips said,
“This is a real opportunity for Los Angeles families to be exposed to the breadth of summer overnight programs, not only in California but around the country and abroad. This annual event gives L.A. families a onestop-shop to investigate the wealth of opportunities for summer overnight experiences.” In addition, families can take advantage of the current Skirball Exhibits. For more information, contact Levin, West Coast advisor for Tips on Trips, at: 310-202-8448 or email at Jill@TipsonTripsandCamps.com.
A new playground is part of the redesigned Willows Community School.
The Willows Community School Dedicates New Campus In Culver City he Willow community School celebrates a milestone in the history of the school’s commitment to educating children with the dedication of its new camus on Sunday at 8509 Higuera St. in Culver City. The dedication program included remarks by Culver City Mayor Jeffrey Cooper, The Willows Head of School Lisa Rosenstein and Board Chair Wendy Felson. The Culver City council also helped celebrate the occasion. Chinese lion dancers and a parade by Willows’ students kicked off the ceremony. Festivities, a DJ, food, creative children’s activities and informal tours followed the program. The re-imagined Willows campus includes a redesign of the Lower Elementary Building, a library/media center moved to the heart of the campus, a new playground, lunch area, kindergarten yard, dedicated athletic courts, landscaping and shade, an
expanded organic garden, new classroom space, a S.T.E.A.M. Educational Center and a multi-purpose outdoor space. The campus design team is PfauLong Architects (Dwight Long, principal architect), CMG Landscape Architecture (Kevin Conger, architect and general contractor Illig Construction. “Our students’ voices have been vital to and at the heart of all our design efforts,” said Rosenstein. We have created exciting, flexible learning spaces that offer our students an even greater opportunity, to wonder, explore, learn and grow. The dedication and support of our entire community and Culver City has been instrumental to our amazing growth.” For more information, visit www.thewillows.org or call 310-8150411.
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Parents Education League Sets Second Annual ‘Summer Days’ Camp Fair he Parents Education League of Los Angeles (PEL) will host the free “Summer Days” Camp Fair from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23. More than 50 local summer camps will be represented at the event at the Stephen S. Wise School at 15500 Stephen S. Wise Dr. This is the second Camp Fair of its kind, and is expected to draw hundreds of parents from throughout the L.A area. “This will be a great opportunity for parents to freely explore the many summer options available to them in Los Angeles,” says PEL president and mother of two, Desiree Lapin. “There are so many arts, academic, sports and enrichment opportunities to consider when planning the perfect summer for your kids. For example, a family may want to explore a traditional camp as well as an arts or tech program to round out the summer experience. New activities often lead to new interests and greater development.” Lapin said the PEL has had a terrific response from camp directors who welcome an opportunity to help educate parents about their programs. The camps represented are
from 31 zip codes and differ substan- ents association. For more information visit the PEL tially in their size and offerings. From academics to sports, arts to technology, fashion to surfing, there is something for every child. Lapin adds, “Parents really get a clear perspective about summer activities when they visit the fair, and that’s what PEL is all about, parent education.” In addition to meeting camp directors and staff, there will be an opportunity for parents to pre-register for camps that typically fill up quickly. While it may seem early to begin planning that perfect summer, day camps are opening their registration in February and many fill up quickly. With anywhere from ten to twelve weeks of free time to plan for, parents have an opportunity at the fair to review the camp schedules and pricing in one place. L.A. now joins other metropolitan areas such as San Francisco, Chicago, and New York where Camp Fairs are annual events. The PEL is a non-profit dedicated to providing area parents access to the most objective, current and comprehensive information about schools and education via its website, workshops, fairs, events, speakers and par-
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Park to be restored. Originally installed in 1907, the pond greeted visitors disembarking at the train station across the street. Its large sign announced the destination, “Beverly Hills.” In the 1970’s the pond feature was filled in. The restoration is the result of generous donations from residents and
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block between Rodeo Drive and Beverly Drive. The RPC was given a photo of a “similar” piece, entitled Prudence, as an example of the artist’s work. In a 2-3 split decision the Commission approved the placement pending the presentation of the finished piece by Carol Bove in the Beverly Gardens Park. All artwork and placements are also subject to the final approval of the Beverly Hills City Council. Commissioners Robbie Anderson and Frances Bilak voted against acceptance of the art placement. “I would like to address the art itself,” said Anderson. “Is it worthy of being placed in a permanent installation in our parks? Personally, I don’t think so.” Commissioner Bilak suggested that southeast Beverly Hills is an area in need of beautification. “My major concern is that all the art seems to be placed north of Santa Mon-
the Friends of Beverly Gardens Park, an organization that is working hard to recreate the historical beauty and landscaping that have been cherished for generations of residents and visitors. The dedication ceremony will take place on Beverly Drive and Santa Monica as one of the many great events planned for Beverly Hills Centennial Celebration.
ica,” said Bilak.” There is a lot of artwork between Rodeo Drive and Crescent. There is a lot of beautification we can do south of Santa Monica.” Bilak suggested the area on Burton Way between Oakhurst and Doheny as another possible “gateway” into Beverly Hills. Commissioner Gersh objected. “I feel art should have interaction. It’s a drive-by, not conducive to walking,” she said. “It’s interesting that you said ‘interactive art’ when we are having that very problem with the Kusama,” said Bilak. “We don’t believe it will be climbed on,” said Fine Arts Commissioner Sandy Pressman. Gersh said she was, “thrilled that the Fine Arts Commission has created a grouping,” comparing the art in the park to sculpture gardens in Chicago, New York City and Minneapolis. “When there is a sketch or image of the piece the Commission will take another look to see if it is appropriate for that park,” said Commissioner Gary Rosoff.
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“Beverly Hills was everything to him,” Peters’ son Craig Peters told The Courier. “It gave him an unbelievable career. His belief was to go out and find and hire the best teachers and find them great tools and programs and then get out of their way and let them teach.” The tribute will be held in the BHHS Kenneth L. Peters Auditorium starting at 10 a.m.
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explained member Victor Green. “It’s very competitive and the people you play with are so nice.” Today there are over 45 members in the club that at one time included Walt Disney, who helped develop Roxbury Park to accommodate the bowling green the team now plays on. Those interested can telephone Victor Green at 310470-3797 for more information or go to the bowling green at Roxbury Park.
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Centennial designs for $2.25. New library users will be able to select one of the four designs when they sign up for a library card. To get a card, you must present current photo identification such as a driver’s license, government identification card or passport and a proof of your current address, such as a bill, car registration or receipt. The four designs include The Beverly Hills Hotel with a trolley, 1912; the Beverly Hills City Hall with cars, 1932; the Beverly Hills Bridle Path to the Sea, 1925; and the Beverly Hills Public Library, 1965.
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overpopulation in areas with the highest euthanasia rates. COPPS is the work of renowned Los Angeles decorator Erika Brunson. “I was commissioner for the Department of Animal Services,” she says. “Tens of thousands of animals were killed each year in shelters because of overpopulation.” The experience motivated her to create
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The team has been practicing this week at Trade Tech. Chief Administrative Officer Dawnalyn Murakawa-Leopard said the district is in the process of determining the location for next week until the heater is fixed.
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dessert buffet in the poolside Circa 55 restaurant. The extensive selection will include chocolates, truffles and pralines as well as cakes, assorted Viennese confections, and mousse–all hand crafted in-house by Chef Henzi and his talented team. Guests will also sample delectable liqueurinfused “boozy” desserts such as Grand Marnier chocolate tulips, white whiskey truffles
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2013. The City has released the list of commissioners who are eligible for reappointment and those whose terms will expire. The following seats have or will become open this year: Jan. 19: Human Relations Commission, Sharona Nazarian and Barbara Linder Feb.19: Public Works Commission, Steven Weinglass Feb. 20: Fine Art Commission, Terri Smooke Feb. 28: Planning Commission, Daniel Yukelson April 9: Human Relations Commission, Ilona Sherman April 14: Traffic and Parking Commission, Jeffrey Levine July 15: Charitable Solicitations Commission, Alissa Roston and Lillian Raffel Oct. 14: Design Review Commission, Susan Strauss October 16: Fine Art Commission, Fiona Chalom November 19: Health and the Coalition for Pets and Public Safety. With less than 1 percent of donations going to animal charities worldwide, said Brunson, she expresses her passion for animals in real dollars. She contributes the entire profits from her Erika Brunson Couture Living furniture line to animal interest groups, including PETA and the Humane Society. For the designer to the Saudi royal family, that can be a lot of dog food. “You can’t adopt your way out of pet overpopulation,” she said. “The only option is population control.” With the clinics as a catalyst, the coalition works with local services to create a sustainable support system in high-risk areas to end the problem of pet overpopulation in perpetuity. Brunson’s mobile clinics visit areas of East Los Angeles that are underserved. Her team
As DLR Group moves forward on plans to redevelop the high school, including a second pool, using Measure E funds, Board President Noah Margo said: “We don’t always see things, but I think the vision to put a second pool at the school is something to be commended.” and Griottes au Kirsch cherries over vanilla ice cream. The dessert is available on its own or as an addition to à la carte dinner for $15 per person. Meanwhile, Circa 55 guests may partake in a special 4-course Valentine’s dinner created by The Beverly Hilton’s Chef de Cuisine, Zack Gochin. The prix fixe dinner menu is priced at $67 per person and includes dessert buffet privileges. For reservations, call 310- 887-6055. Safety Commission, Stacia Kopeikin, Gail Millan and Rochelle Ginsburg The following commissioners are eligible for reappointment when their terms expire this year: March 6: Cultural Heritage Commission, Maralee Beck and Lisa Greer June 19: Charitable Solicitations Commission, Murray D. Fischer Oct. 16: Architectural Commission, Gidas Peteris Nov. 19: Health and Safety Commission, Lisa Kay Schwartz and Myra Lurie The commissions’ structure is currently under review by a committee composed of Councilmembers Julian Gold and Nancy Krasne. The members will review and discuss possible changes, which will then be brought to the City Council for consideration.
works with homeless and challenged individuals to bring medical assistance and spay and neuter services where they are needed most. “No veterinarians want to be in Watts,” she points out. The coalition provides free surgeries with Spay4LA mobile clinic and deeply subsidized surgeries with the Angel Dogs Foundation in Los Angeles and Kern County areas. The two clinics provide 12,000 sterilizations annually. More mobile clinics are slated to come online soon in San Bernardino County and Long Beach. In fact, the model is so formidable that she is now partnering with the International Humane Society in Mumbai, India. To find out more about this remarkable woman and the organization she founded, visit spay4la.org.
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BREAKTHROUGH–The 2014 Breakthrough Prize winners in Fundamental Physics and Life Sciences had an all-star lineup of presenters and donors at the Mountain View ceremony: (above) actress/singer Anna Kendrick with Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg; (right photos): emcee Kevin Spacey and actress Glenn Close. Photos by Steve Jennings/Getty Images
TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Jan. 31). Self-knowledge and success are linked this year. In February and July, your social circle revolves around you and the entertaining you do. In April, you’ll get something other than what you thought you needed, and it will turn out to be a most prized Barbi Benton Gloria Gebbia Alan Harrison gift. March and June are your financial highs–sock money away. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You used to feel angry about the way a certain person treated you but lately those feelings have changed into fuel for your latest project, which will ultimately be The names of the 2014 Breakthrough Prize an expression of your considerable talent. winners in Fundamental Physics and Life Sciences PISCES (Feb. 19-Mar. 20). People will be interwere unveiled at a ceremony in Mountain View’s ested in you today, though you might not be in NASA Ames Research Center. At a total awarded the mood to share your personality so openly, amount of $21 million, sponsored by Sergey Brin choosing instead to deflect questions with and Ann Wojcicki, Jack Ma and Cathy Zhang, Yuri humor and a focus on the asker. and Julia Milner and Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla ARIES (Mar. 21-Apr. 19). Some say there is gold Chan, the prizes aim to celebrate scientists and at the end of the rainbow. Others say rainbows generate excitement about the pursuit of science as are reminders of the illusory nature of beauty. You possess the uncanny ability to simultanea career. ously maintain optimistic and realistic opinions. TAURUS (Apr. 20-May 20). Success is found in simplicity. Be vigilant as many superfluous additions and rigid details only complicate things to the point you can’t move forward. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). The person that entertains to keep the action moving along will be a welcome addition to the social swirl, as long as they also know how to share the focus. Attention hogs, on the other hand, are tedious. CANCER (June 22-July 22). There’s a reason you like certain people and respond to certain stimuli. You possess similar and complimentary qualities. Let that resonance between you and The prize recognizes transformative achieve- what you admire be a validation to you now. ments in the field of fundamental physics, with a LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Knowing when and what special focus on recent developments. to invest in may seem tricky, but really it’s not. At the end of the ceremony, Think about what is truly valuable and put your Mark Zuckerberg and Yuri Milner money there. There is no point saving pennies if announced the launch of a new $3 doing so causes you to lose dollars later. million Breakthrough Prize in math- VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). There are so many reasons for doing difficult things first, so don’t let ematics. The prize ceremony was hosted fear or laziness keep you from doing them. by actor Kevin Spacey, while Once you handle the difficult ones, everything awards were presented by the spon- else will be a piece of cake. sors and celebrities including Co- LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). A rebellion is stirring nan O’Brien, Glenn Close, Rob inside you today. The easy move is to run off to Lowe and Michael C. Hall. The a place where you’re allowed to do your own thing. But the true rebels are the ones who cause event was organized in cooperation change by infiltrating the mainstream. with Vanity Fair and produced and SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Your mood is directed by Don Mischer, who will quiet and you won’t feel inclined to start converdo the same honors for next sations that don’t need to be started. This quimonth’s Oscars. Grammy-nomi- etude is not a function of sadness, but a desire to nated singer Lana Del Rey per- observe things how they are without interferformed. ence. ****** SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You may get to do your favorite thing today. Put the intention in mind early on and let it serve as a beacon, sending signals to attract this 310.275.0579 • 434 N. CANON DRIVE special activity MON. - THURS. 11:30 AM - 10:00 PM into the realm of possibility. FRI. & SAT. 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. I TA L I A N R E S TA U R A N T 19). You’ll be moved to kindly state your boundaries and limits up-front, so everyone knows what to expect. This way of communicating will deter people from pulling you off course.
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SUMMONS (CITATION JUDICIAL) CASE NO: SC120945 NOTICE TO DEFENDANTS: Carl Freer, an individual; Erica La Presle-Freer, an individual; Does 1 through 20
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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2014022744 The following is/are doing business as: 1) LIFE’S UPS AND DOWNS LIFE COACH 2) LIFE’S UPS AND DOWNS 2001 Barrington Ave., West Los Angeles, CA 90025; Hengameh Caroline Melamed 2001 Barrington Ave., West Los Angeles, CA 90025; The business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL, registrant(s) has NOT begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein: Hengameh Caroline Melamed: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: January 28, 2014; Published: January 31, February 07, 14, 21, 2014 LACC N/C
STATEMENT 2014017694 The following is/are doing business as: PALATE POPS 308 N. Sycamore Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90036; Paul Vincent Cerrito 308 N. Sycamore Ave. #202, Los Angeles, CA 90036; David Ravandi 308 N. Sycamore Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90036; The business is conducted by: A GENERAL PARTNERSHIP, registrant(s) has NOT begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein: Paul Cerrito: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: January 24, 2014; Published: January 31, February 07, 14, 21, 2014 LACC N/C ––––––
113 Dish in a bowl 114 Odyssey maker 115 Features of much Roman statuary 119 Georgia O’Keeffe subject 122 Gullet 123 See 9-Down 124 See 9-Down 125 Pennant race mo.
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PUBLIC NOTICES T.S. No. 13-23453 APN: 5529-004-148 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 2/12/2008. 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 P R O C E E D I N G AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier's check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to a Deed of Trust described below. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Trustor: PAUL HUYBRECHTS, A SINGLE MAN Duly Appointed Trustee: Law Offices Of Les Zieve Deed of Trust recorded 2/20/2008 as Instrument No. 20080295576 in book , page of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, California, Date of Sale:2/7/2014 at 11:00 AM Place of Sale: By the fountain located at 400 Civic Center Plaza, Pomona, CA 91766 Estimated amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $542,158.86 Note: Because the Beneficiary reserves the right to bid less than the total debt owed, it is
possible that at the time of the sale the opening bid may be less than the total debt owed. Street Address or other common designation of real property: 848 NORTH KINGS ROAD #308 WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA 90069 Described as follows: AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED ON SAID DEED OF TRUST A.P.N #.: 5529-004-148 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address or other common designation, if any, shown above. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder's office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed,
and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call (714) 848-9272 or visit this Internet Web site www.elitepostandpub.co m, using the file number assigned to this case 13-23453. 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. Dated: 1/15/2014 Law Offices of Les Zieve, as Trustee 30 Corporate Park, Suite 450 Irvine, CA 92606 For Non-Automated Sale Information, call: (714) 848-7920 For Sale Information: (714) 848-9272 www.elitepostandpub.com Christine O'Brien, Trustee Sale Officer THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION WE OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. EPP 9151 1/17, 1/24, 1/31/2014. —————————— NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE TS No. 12-0051010 Title Order No. 12-0090353 APN No. 4333-029-040 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 09/08/2006. 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 P R O C E E D I N G AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by MYUNG SEUNG SHIN, A MARRIED MAN AS HIS SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY, dated 09/08/2006 and recorded 9/21/2006, as Instrument No. 06 2103315, in Book N/A, Page N/A, of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, will sell on 02/13/2014 at 9:00AM, Doubletree Hotel Los AngelesNorwalk, 13111 Sycamore Drive, Norwalk, CA 90650, Vineyard Ballroom at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held
by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 221 SOUTH GALE DRIVE #108, BEVERLY HILLS, CA, 90211. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $640,561.12. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier's checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ''AS IS'' condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on a property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size
of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 1800-281-8219 or visit this Internet Web site www.recontrustco.com, using the file number assigned to this case 1 2 - 0 0 5 1 0 1 0 . 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. DATED: 03/25/2013 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-91401-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone/Sale Information: (800) 2818219 By: Trustee's Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. FEI # 1006.245014 1/17, 1/24, 1/31/2014 —————————— FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2013258555 The following is/are doing business as: 1) KOLANOWSKI DESIGN 2) FUSE LIGHTING 8659 Holloway Plaza Dr., West Hollywood, CA 90069; Kolanowski Design, Inc. 8659 Holloway Plaza Dr., West Hollywood, CA 90069; The business is conducted by: A CORPORATION, registrant(s) has begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein August 11, 2000: Kevin Kolanowski, President: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: December 18, 2013; Published: January 10, 17, 24, 31, 2014 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2013258556 The following
is/are doing business as: KEVIN KOLANOWSKI LLC 8659 Holloway Plaza Dr., West Hollywood, CA 90069; Kevin Kolanowski LLC 8659 Holloway Plaza Dr., West Hollywood, CA 90069; The business is conducted by: A LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY, registrant(s) has begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein October 25, 2013: Kevin Kolanowski, Manager: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: December 18, 2013; Published: January 10, 17, 24, 31, 2014 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2013258557 The following is/are doing business as: AJAX FABRICATION 8657 Holloway Plaza Dr., West Hollywood, CA 90069; Ajax Fabrication 8657 Holloway Plaza Dr., West Hollywood, CA 90069; The business is conducted by: A CORPORATION, registrant(s) has begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein July 15, 2013: Kevin Kolanowski, President: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: December 18, 2013; Published: January 10, 17, 24, 31, 2014 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2013258552 The following is/are doing business as: INTEGRATIVE THERAPEUTICS 324 S. Beverly Dr. #213, Beverly Hills, CA 90210; Integrative Therapeutics, LLC 324 S. Beverly Dr. #213, Beverly Hills, CA 90212; The business is conducted by: A LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY, registrant(s) has begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein May 01, 2013: Mila Morgan, Owner: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: December 18, 2013; Published: January 10, 17, 24, 31, 2014 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2013258553 The following is/are doing business as: NRCC 2605 S. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90034; Charles Cowdin 2605 S. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90034; Norma L. Rodriguez 2605 S. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90034; The business is conducted by: A GENERAL PARTNERSHIP, registrant(s) has begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein 1976: Charles Cowdin: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: December 18, 2013; Published: January 10, 17, 24, 31, 2014 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2013265945 The following is/are doing business as: 1) C THE MAYNE ENTERTAINMENT 2) THE MAYNE ENTERTAINMENT 18415 Collins St. #-H, Tarzana, CA 91356; Colleen Mayne 18415 Collins St. #-H, Tarzana, CA 91356; The business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL, registrant(s) has NOT begun to transact business under the name(s)
listed herein: Colleen Mayne: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: December 31, 2013; Published: January 10, 17, 24, 31, 2014 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2013265947 The following is/are doing business as: FINANCIAL ADMINISTRATION AND MORE 5250 Harmony Ave. #201, North Hollywood, CA 91601; Jocelyn B. Garcia 5250 Harmony Ave. #201, North Hollywood, CA 91601; The business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL, registrant(s) has NOT begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein: Jocelyn B. Garcia: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: December 31, 2013; Published: January 10, 17, 24, 31, 2014 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2013265946 The following is/are doing business as: LE MERVETTY 319 N. Canon Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210; Voila Meringue, LLC 319 N. Canon Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210; The business is conducted by: A LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY, registrant(s) has NOT begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein: Esther Benhamou, Manager/Owner: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: December 31, 2013; Published: January 10, 17, 24, 31, 2014 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2013266091 The following is/are doing business as: IMPERIAL KENNEL 366 S. Crescent Hgts. Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90048; Olga Butler 366 S. Crescent Hgts. Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90048; The business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL, registrant(s) has NOT begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein: Olga Butler: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: December 31, 2013; Published: January 10, 17, 24, 31, 2014 LACC N/C ––––––
NOTICE— Fictitious name statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of the county clerk. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (See Section 14400, et seq., Business and Professions Code).
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LIKE A HOME SMITHWOOD DRIVE 3 BDRM. + 2 BA. Upper Duplex Dining room, living room with fireplace, breafast room, sun room, hardwod floors, service porch, A/C, 2 car garage, new carpet and paint. City Views. Nice yard. Call 310/339-5714
GORGEOUS 3 BEDROOM
Old World Charm ! 4.5 BATH + D EN + P OOL Bright, intercom entry, Beautifully Furnished fridge, stove, laundry fac. SHORT TERM AVAILABLE CLOSE TO RESTAURANTS (3 to 6 Months) & SHOPPING . Reduced - Sacrifice
Wifi, Bright, controlled access, balcony, pool, elevator, laundry facility, prkg.
SMALL QUIET BLDG.
CLOSE TO RESTAURANTS & SHOPPING .
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BEVERLY HILLS • 2 Bd. + 2 Ba. 218 S. Tower Dr.
elevator, intercom entry, on-sight laundry, gym, parking.
310/531-3992 WESTWOOD • Free WiFi Access • ~ 310/476-3824 ~ Close To U.C.L.A. 1409 Midvale Ave. B E V E R L Y H I L L S 310/477-6856 BRENTWOOD & U.C.L.A. CLOSE • • • • • • • • • • • 443 S. Oakhurst Dr. • • • 2 Bd. + 2 Ba. • Single • • • B e v e r l y H i l l s BRENTWOOD • WESTWOOD • • • • • • • • • • • • • 138 N. Hamilton Dr. 11640 Kiowa Ave. 10933 Rochester Ave. BRIGHT & S PACIOUS • • • • Bachelor • Newly Updated WiFi, a/c, intercom Jr . Executive BEVERLY HILLS Dishwasher, 2 Bdrm. + 2 Bath entry, laundry facility, 2 Bd.+2 Ba. LIVING. controlled access, • • • • • • • • Spacious a/c, fireplace, elevator, parking, pool. Balcony, dishwasher, Balcony, dishwasher, pool, controlled access, CLOSE TO U.C.L.A., elevator, intercom laundry facility. a/c, heated pool, WiFi, C LOSE TO C EDARS , SHOPPING & 1 BLK. laundry fac., prkg. entry, on-site elevator controlled • Free WiFi Access • TO WESTWOOD PARK. B EVERLY C ENTER , laundry, parking. R ESTAURANT R OW . access, on-site laundry, 310/478-8616 310/473-5061 P LEASE C ALL : parking. Close to Close To U.C.L.A. 310/531-3992 310/435-3693
• • • • • ————— • 1• Bd. + 1 Ba.
North of Sunset •• •• * * * * * * * * * • • 1 Bd.+1 Ba. • •
Balcony, dishwasher, elevator, intercom entry, on-site laundry, parking. P LEASE C ALL : 310/435-3693
Brentwood Village, Shops & Restaurants.
• 310/826-4889 •
• —————–––– • BRENTWOOD The Carlton •
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550 Veteran Ave. 1380 Midvale Ave. • • • • • • • • • • • • 2 Bd.+2 Ba.
= = = = = = = • • • • • = = = = • GORGEOUS UNITS = = = = 11666 Goshen Ave. WiFi, pool, elevator, Very spacious, Central air, large (•)(•)(•)(•)() controlled access, ongranite counters, balcony, pool, elevator, sight laundry, parking. Single+Loft+1 Ba. microwave, intercom on-site laundry, S i n g l e C l o s e t o U . C . L . A . entry, on-sight launintercom entry. 310/473-1509 1 dry, parking & WiFi. 320 N. La Peer Dr. 1 Bd.+Den+1 /2 Ba. Very close to UCLA • 310/246-0290 • ( • ) ( • ) ( • ) ( • ) ( • ) • WESTWOOD • & Westwood Village. WiFi, central air/heat, 1422-1428 Kelton Av. CLOSE TO 310/208-5166 fireplace, patio, • Spacious SHOPS & DINING controlled access, 1 Bd. + 1 Ba. • **CENTURY CITY** pool, elevator, parking,
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Hardwood floors, 2220 S. Beverly Glen laundry facility. dishwasher, controlled 1 Bd.+Den+1 Ba. • • 310/312-9871 access, on-site •• Shopping & Dining in •• laundry & parking. • L o t s o f • Brentwood Village C LOSE TO U.C.L.A. • • Character & Charm ! 310/864-0319 Alcove fireplace, fridge, WEST L.A. laundry facility, gated 1343 Carmelina Ave. parking, intercom - 2 Bdrm.+2 Bath L O W M O V E I N ! entry, WiFi and more. • Bright Unit • L.A.’S FINEST, MOST On-site laundry, LUXURIOUS APT. RENTAL • 310/552-8064 • Rooftop jacuzzi on-site parking. * * * * * * with panoramic Close to “ T h e M i s s i o n ” transportation. city views.
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Condo Style Living In Beverly Hills
LUXURY 2 BEDROOM APARTMENTS
L UXURY 2 B EDROOM $3150 fromA PARTMENTS $3150 to FROM $3995
Gourmet Granite Kitchens & Baths, Pool, Gym, In Home Laundry Rooms
133 North Almont Towers www.almonttowers.com • 310.888.8875
• Westwood • • 2 Bd.+2 Ba. • • • • • 6-Month Lease Avail.
2 Bdrm. * * * * * * Every Extra Luxury: + 2 Bath custom cabinets, granite B RIGHT & S PACIOUS . countertops, stone entry,
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3830 Vinton Ave.
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Balcony, Dishwasher, pool, health club, spa. Pool, sauna, • Free WiFi Access • intercom entry, controlled access elevator, on-site on-sight laundry, prkg. • Close to UCLA • 1350 S. MIDVALE AVE. 310/479-0700 laundry, parking. L.A., 90024 Contact Mgr.: CL O S E TO AL L All Utilities Paid.
• 310/864-0319 •
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• Single • Bachelor Controlled access, laundry facility. Utilities Included.
323/851-3790 Close to Everything.
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• 1 Bdrm.+1 Bath Newly Remodeled Great Views Great views, controlled access, balcony, elevator, lrg. pool, prkg, on-sight laundry. H IKING IN R UNYON C ANYON , H OLLYWOOD B OWL /N IGHTLIFE .
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401 S. HOOVER St.
• 1 Bd.+1 Ba. Control access, pool, dishwasher, elevator, on-site laundry and parking.
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BEVERLY HILLS PANORAMIC VIEW B E V E R L Y H I L L S B E V E R L Y H I L L S *** DELUXE *** 336 S. SPALDING DR N. of Sunset/W. of Doheny Newly Remodeled • Spacious • DESIGNER APT. L UXURIOUS & U NIQUE 3 Bd.+2 Ba. • $3,100 2 Bdrm.+2 New Baths BEVERLY HILLS LARGE LUXURY B RIGHT & S UNNY 4 BDRM., 4.5 BA. 2 Bd.+DEN+21/2 Ba. Quiet building. New LARGE 1BD + 1BA • Penthouse • Open Space Floor Plan. large granite kitchen, PENTHOUSE $1,800/MO. Balcony and 3 Parking Like A House • 3,000+sf. Hardwood flrs., central microwave, dishwasher, $5,960/MO. Must See! Newly remodeled. High air, fireplace, laundry hardwood floors, large ceilings, lrg. sunroom & facility, prkg. 4-unit bldg. Call Mike: closets, a/c balcony. ** 310/801-3310 ** patio, formal dining rm., 2 BLKS. TO LA CIENEGA PARK • Pet Friendly • 3-fireplaces, lrg. closets, 310/985-8787 $2,500/Month wet bar, new appl.+w/d,
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————— BEVERLY HILLS LOWER DUPLEX
2 BD. + DEN + 3.5 BA Exclusive private access to backyard. Feels Like A Home His/Hers bath in master. Washer and dryer in unit. Hardwood floors and central air. $4,800/MO. Call 310/651-1732
private security garage.
Call: 310/556-1284 Near Century City and
—————–––– Roxbury Park in small
parking. No pets.
Carpet, a/c+heat, fully
tiled bathroom, fridge,
good closet space,
—————–––– BEVERLY HILLS 201 N. LA PEER DR. 2 BEDROOM, 2 BATH $2,395/MO.
$1,200 • Utlities Incld.
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New hardwood & carpet • Cozy Bachelor • flooring, upgraded kitchen, New carpet, mini-blinds balcony, central air, pool, & paint. Microwave, elevator, secured parking. refrigerator, shower.
L ARGE & B EAUTIFUL Upper front unit. Hard-
B E V E R LY HILLS
patio, front+back yard.
UPPER SPANISH DUPLEX BEVERLY HILLS ADJ
One of the Most 3 BDRMS + 2 BATHS Presigious, Elegant, Beautiful Apt. Bldg. $4,775/MO.
new fixtures, A/C and
PRIME LOCATION S A N T A M O N I C A Call 310/821-4903 $795 Inclds. Utilities North of Wilshire Close to LACMA/ 2 Bdrm. + 2 Bath
————— ————— wood floors, appliances,
moulding, wood floors,
PET FRIENDLY CALL TODAY
Bright, spacious living room w/stained glass window, marble fireplace, wood floors, lrg. formal dining, breakfast nook, Some Complexes include Heated Pools, Sundeck, all new stainless steel appliances, washer & Tennis, Doorman, dryer in unit, central A/C Houseman, Staff Engineers, Switchboard, a n d 2 car garage. Security Staff, Call 310/717-2755 Switchboard, Saunas, Business Center, Pet To Advertise PlayLand, Restaurant, Acres of Flower Gardens your RENTALS and Grassy Lawns.
on the premises, Crown
1 Bedroom Penthouse BEVERLY HILLS ADJ quiet building. No Pets 9583 ALCOTT ST. 20th Floor Call 310/713-1664 BEVERLY HILLS ADJ. * SPACIOUS * EXCELLENT VIEW 1017 S. SHERBOURNE Include Pool, Gym, 2 BEDROOM, 2 BATH BEVERLY HILLS Very Private & Spacious Sauna and Tennis Court. Upper, new carpet, bar, TOTALLY REMODELED 2 BDRM. + 1.5 BATH $2,900/MO. balcony, stove, dishGUESTHOUSE upper unit with breakfast Call 310/872-6405 washer, laundry on each OAKHURST DR. and formal dining room.
2,253 sq. ft. All Stainless Steel Appliances, W/D in Yard, laundry & parking. ————— BEVERLY HILLS Unit, Multiple Balconies $3,500/MO. 232 S. Rexford Dr. + Deck, Fireplace and Call 213/804-3761 Luxurious & Spacious Large Living Room. ————— 2 Bdrm, 2 Baths
Refurbished high floor Full 3 Bedrooms Hardwood & New Carpets Unobstructed Views of Century City
For Sale See our Ad Sec. 270
Separate kitchen, laundry
LUXURIOUS SPACIOUS 2 BEDROOM / 2 BATH FRONT UNIT WITH THREE BALCONIES Between Doheny & Robertson
Loaded with Amenities Washer & Dryer in unit Stainless Steel Appliances Granite Kitchen Counter Central A/C, Jacuzzi Bath Tub, Gas Fire Place, Microwave Oven, Dishwasher, Individual Security Alarm, 24/7 Digital surveillance & Phone Entrance. Controlled Entrance with assigned Parking space. NO PETS
7-Blocks to Beach
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Pico/Robertson 2 Bd.+2 Ba. $2,175 • L IGHT & A IRY •
323/954-1318 NEAR WILSHIRE/FAIRFAX
464 PLOTS FOR SALE
1 Newly Remodeled Bath New custom built-ins in 310/666-8360 kitchen, dry bar, balcony, patio, huge closets, a/c, W E S T W O O D • BEVERLY HILLS • central heat, 2-car prkg., M E M O R I A L P A R K laundry facility. Cat OK. Double Plot • 2 B d . + 1 1/ 2 Ba.• Exceptional Condition! For Sale Must see! X-L ARGE 323/937-3737 in Sold Out E LEGANT A PT. Exclusive Area • Newly Updated • Opposite Chapel. Please Call For New Carpet, drapes, BEVERLY HILLS ADJ More Information: w/d hook-ups, hi-ceilings, Bedford/Olympic 310/273-6060 mirrored closets. Shared 2 BD, 2 BA CONDO Owner Leaving Area, $2,150/MO. backyard. No pets. REDUCED 40%. Approx. 1400 Sq. ft. $2,590/Month Lower unit with fridge, 310/271-6811 washer/dryer in unit visit us at Cell: 310/994-4122 and 2 car parking.
439 S. Rexford Dr.
KELEMEN REAL ESTATE (310) 966-0900
S E RV I C E
472 BAGS WANTED
500 AUTOS FOR SALE
••• 1977 •••
•••• 2004 ••••
LINCOLN TOWNCAR ALLIGATOR, MERCEDES BENZ E500 PERFECT CONDITION CROCODILE, One owner with extremely LOOKS LIKE NEW EXOTIC SKINS; low miles. Fully equipped RUNS GREAT. CHANEL, GUCCI in original condition. LEATHER SEATS HERMES, NOT A SCRATCH ON IT. Impeccable in every detail. AND DESIGNER $5,000 Bought and serviced at HANDBAGS VINTAGE & NEW TOP DOLLAR PAID Call 310/289-9561
For more info call Day: 323/651-1410 Eve: 310/474-5178
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500 AUTOS FOR SALE
2009 Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet $92,500
SHOWROOM CONDITION. 14,600 mi., custom Macadamia exterior, leather tan interior w/ matching rear seat backs, ASM Sport suspension, ABS 4-wheel, Bose premium sound, I-Pod link, Bluetooth.
Serviced at BH Porsche, records available. Contact Bob: 310/880-7004
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January 31, 2014 | Page 31 . Publisher Clifton S. Smith, Jr ******* Associate Publisher Marcia W . Hobbs Senior Editor John L. Seitz Special Sections Editor Steve Simmons ****** Founding Publisher March Schwartz (Publisher 1965-2004)
Rabbi Jacob Pressman BRING THE HORSES BACK TO BEVERLY HILLS
Not too long ago, little Beverly Hills was an equine oasis in Greater Los Angeles. Rodeo Drive derived its name from the bridle The Courier is proud to be a Education Partner path in its center, down which a goodly number of local citizens rode horseback from the Hollywood hills to Santa Monica Boulevard for recreation. Often they would stop off at The Beverly Hills Hotel where they could tither their horses and stop for cooling refreshments. Those horses really added a particular charm, hard to put into words (and some considerable feces). In those leaner days, there were not that many cars on Rodeo Drive, with the horses in the middle. Beverly Hills was a small town in the midst of Los Angeles. Along Sunset Boulevard just west of the town, the area also boasted polo grounds where the sport was Many cities are turning 100 years old around the state. Most are having “centennial” celebra- played by teams of local citizens in large arenas. This weekend, the Chinese “Year of the Horse” starts. Enjoy the tions. When they have them, they play songs. But where else except Beverly Hills could a city hold a wonderfully uplifting 100th birthday parade on Feb. 8th! party where every song sung is famous and every one written by one of its own residents??!! The Courier never needs to look for a reason to celebrate Beverly Hills as the finest place there is – we’re surrounded by reasons. This past Tuesday night was just another example of why we have an undisguised love affair with Beverly Hills. The historic Saban Theatre, which began life in 1930 as the Fox Wilshire, hosted a sold-out Congratulations to the producers and sponsors of the birthday party for the City. (Well “sold” is not quite accurate – tickets were free, but they were all Centennial Concert at the Saban Theatre. What a grand and gloritaken). Nothing could showcase Rabbi David Baron’s vision for the restored movie palace better ous evening of fun, entertainment and community. The selection than Tuesday’s gala. of musical numbers and musical groups–LA Lawyers Gary Greene’s L.A. Lawyers Philharmonic and its subset “Big Band of Barristers” gave us hit Philharmonic, BHHS Madrigals, Big Band of Barristers and BHHS song after hit song from one Beverly Hills composer or lyricist after another. The high points had Marching Band–was first class. what a great idea to have various to be Beverly Hills’ own Richard Sherman guest-conducting the orchestra in a medley of his hits. Beverly Hills luminaries lead us in spirited sing-along. Sherman is a real-life major player in Disney’s new hit movie, Saving Mr. Banks about creating the The staging and tempo were excellent. I especially appreciatmovie Mary Poppins. He and his late brother wrote tunes we sing almost every day. (If you visit ed having the words projected overhead. And the research that Disneyland and go through It’s a Small World, we all know it takes months to get that theme out went in to creating the souvenir program with the compendium of of your head. Yo ho, yo ho, as well.) His music had people tapping their toes and singing along. Beverly Hills resident composers is excellent. What a surprise to The excellence of his compositions came through as his own lush orchestral arrangements discover Elvis was a former resident and that our Mayor John enveloped us in a cloud of wonderful music. Mirisch is a gifted ukulele player. The Q&A with former mayors Charles Fox took the conductor’s baton to lead the orchestra in a medley of his hits – the theme and the video montage of local personalities were great fun...and from ABC’s Wide World Of Sports, Love, American Style, The Love Boat Theme and others. to think the singer I swooned over as a youngster (in Michigan), Amazing how those television themes sound when played by a full symphony. If he had com- had me swooning again with his beautiful rendition of The Story posed for a baron, duke or count, the orchestras of the world would be playing his music in con- Of My Life by Neil Diamond, a current resident. Watch out for the cert halls all over the world. Instead, we get to enjoy them. We’re the lucky ones. hugely talented opera singer Golda Berkman, age 14. She's headHow do you top a “local talent show” when the “local talent” is Betty White or Pat Boone or ed to the NYC Metropolitan Opera, for sure . . . June Lockhart or Florence Henderson? Are you kidding? We even had a quiz show of ex-mayors Thank you for a magical evening. Thank you for pulling out the of Beverly Hills hosted by the great Monty Hall. Even the mayor is a talented musician as ukulele stops. Though I've only lived here since the Millennium, I felt right virtuoso John Mirisch played the intro from Burt Bacharach’s and Hal David’s Oscar-winning at home and greatly appreciated all the time and effort that went Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head. into to this special Centennial celebration. J. Golden We could cry at the tribute to the late Joel Pressman for his dedication to the young people of ****** Beverly Hills. Permits, shmermits, what’s the fuss? Word has it that Not everyone was old – we were stunned by the vocal performance of 14-year-old Beverly Councilman Brien, the City staff, Kasey Shuda and the Metro execHills opera singer Golda Berkman, the vocal gymnastics of our Beverly High Madrigals – a living utive staff have volunteered to open their homes to all who will be tribute to Pressman. affected by the Westside Subway Extension Project. Whether it We saw clips from Phil Savenick’s documentary on Beverly Hills’ first 100 years. takes days, weeks, months or years, these kind folk will provide Who are “our own people?” Irving Berlin, George and Ira Gershwin, Harold Arlen, Marilyn food, shelter, cell phones, pcs, parking for one and all whose lives and Alan Berman, Nacio Herb Brown, Sammy Cahn, the wonderfully kind and gracious Hal David, are impacted by the “project.” What a wonderful world! Dorothy Fields, Arthur Freed, Jerry Goldsmith, Oscar Hammerstein II, Yip Harburg, Lorenz Hart, Brief note to the Blue Ribbon Committee--it's obvious why you Elton John, Gus Kahn, Ernst Katz, Jerome Kern, Buddy De Sylva, Gene Lockhart, Johnny Mercer, didn't call yourself the green ribbon committee since your proposRichard Rodgers, David Rose, Stephen Sondheim, Stravinsky, Jules Styne, Albert Von Tilzer, Weezer al (after weeks of exhaustive study) proposed destroying valuable – plus the Shermans, Fox and Meredith Willson. Question: name a famous composer or lyricist land-marked green space to enable future speedo wearing weekwho is or was not a Beverly Hills resident? end cyclists from Alhambra to tool up and down one of the busiest Hats off and kudos to the volunteers who made it happen, led by Annette Saleh, Karla Gordy trafficked corridors in the City. Thanks “Blue Ribbon folks.” Bristol, Marguerite Carlucci, Lori Greene Gordon and Jon Gluck. Special thanks to the musical Robert Block director and conductor Gary Greene, and all of the rest of the crew. Grateful thanks to major ****** sponsors Rolex, Gearys and Mercedes-Benz of Beverly Hills. I was shocked to read about the City staff’s "oversight" placing No one does it like Beverly Hills. As a few said, “Beverly Hills is like Mayberry.” Well, sort permits for LA Metro’s plan to close down one to two lanes of of – but not. Mayberry never had a Wil Wright’s, which made Beverly Hills this writer’s favorite Wilshire Boulevard for months at a time on a consent agenda rather place in world around age 6 when his mother discovered the fabled ice cream parlor. It’s been than bringing it before the City Council for review and discussion. that way ever since. Is there a disconnect between staff’s charge to work for the best For this writer, there is just no place like Beverly Hills – our candidate for the most wonderful interests of City residents and understanding of what its job descripplace in the world. Tuesday was just another reason to believe it. tion is? Happy 100th Birthday, Beverly Hills. If what The Courier reported is true, it raises serious concerns as to how the City staff is carrying out its responsibilities. Was The Courier someone sleeping at the switch? Whose responsibility was it to welcomes and appreciates apply critical reasoning to determine that such a shut down would “Letters to the Editor” cause immense disruption to a great proportion of Beverly Hills resPlease remember the following guidelines: idents, as well as the multitudes of visitors to our City? Did the staff (1) The shorter the better; (2) Refrain from permerely drop the ball on this one or, is there, as The Courier sugsonal attacks or insults; (3) Keep to one topic; gests, a more sinister implication here? (4) Do not send letters appearing elsewhere. Thank you Mayor Mirisch, Vice-Mayor Bosse, and all the City Council members who were alert and on top of this potential disEmail: email@example.com; aster! We are fortunate to have dedicated, discerning and foresightFax to: 310-271-5118; ed leaders of our City watching over our interests, as their job Mail to: description requires. It would appear a complete review of the City staff’s duties The Beverly Hills Courier WEATHER WONDERS!! (including its head, City Manager Jeff Kolin, is in order. What were 9100 Wilshire Blvd. (#360E), they thinking (or not)??? Linda Spiegel Beverly Hills CA 90212
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