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ELECTION ENDORSEMENTS The Courier Endorses Nancy Krasne For Beverly Hills City Council By Courier staff There are many important issues facing the City of Beverly Hills over the next several years. To name just a few of those issues – the City’s rising pensions are unsustainable. Unfunded liabilities have ballooned to $300 million and are rising. Small businesses need more support than ever as empty storefronts continue to pop up, especially along Wilshire Boulevard through the heart of the City. The Police Department is in need of new officers and a pay scale that puts it

Yorkie mix Jester is this week’s Adoptable Pet of the Week. 4

Beverly Hills is surveying the health of its sidewalks on City streets. 5

The BHHS girls soccer team won their first-round playoff game this week. 19 •Fashion •Health & Wellness •Birthdays

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How these issues will be handled going forward is a crucial decision residents must make when heading to the polls on March 7 to vote for the three open seats on the Beverly Hills City Council.

Paul Koretz The Courier Endorses Paul Koretz For L.A. City Council 5th District. See page 5 to read our full endorsement.

By Victoria Talbot A regular meeting of the Human Relations Commission lasted nearly four-and-a-half hours as landlords assailed the new Rent Stabilization Urgency Ordinance for, “taking away their tools,” reducing their profits and making it harder to evict tenants. “There was a pervasive bias against non-owners,” said tenant David Berke. “For example, the persistent use of the word ‘tenant,’ as though we are somehow ‘less than.’ I am not a ‘tenant.’ I'm a resident.” The phrase resonated deeply with some of the commissioners.

Thursday’s meeting was packed with landlords, who heckled several of the renters and at several points, disrupted the meeting with their catcalls. “The divisiveness is due to labels,” said Commissioner Ori Blumenfeld. “’Renter’ has become almost derogatory.” He is the only renter on the commission. Said one landlord, the ordinance is like, “taking a sledgehammer to a problem that needs tweezers to fix.” Landlords objected to every aspect of the ordinance, from decreasing allowable rental (see ‘RENTERS’ page 18)

Beverly Hills Elders: Madeline, Morris Richman – 57 Years Of Love In Beverly Hills Part 78 in a series on Beverly Hills residents who have grown with the Centennial City

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After observing the candidates at various debates, studying their campaign material and spending time with each for an Editorial Board interview at the Courier’s office last week, the Courier has decided to make only one endorsement for the 2017 City Council election. We endorse only Vice Mayor Nancy Krasne for re-election. Krasne, who is running for a third (see ‘ENDORSEMENTS’ page 23)

“I’m A Resident, Not A Tenant” Resonates With Human Relations Commissioners At Renters/Landlords Meeting

By Laura Coleman Morris Richman was taking no chances when it came to love. Flashback to 1940 when he finally made his move to woo Madeline, his now-wife of 73 years. “He tricked me,” she recalled of that fateful night when she was just 18. “He was good at card tricks. So he was dealing out cards and says, ‘I bet you the next card I turn over, it’ll be yours.’ I said, ‘What’s the bet?’ He said, I’ll bet you a kiss.’ So, I said, ‘Okay, I’ll bet you a kiss.’ So I turn over the card, put it in the pile and he goes in the pile and pulls it out and turns it over and there it was. So I had to

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kiss him.” Seventeen years after they were wed, the couple made Beverly Hills their home in 1960, (see ‘RICHMAN’S’ page 20)

Bregy Ready To Lead New BHUSD Superintendent Michael Bregy Shares His Goals For The District By Laura Coleman After just a few days on the job, Beverly Hills Unified School District’s new superintendent, Dr. Michael Bregy, is proving himself to be a man who’s not afraid to shake things up a bit. One need only look at his reorganization of the dais at public Board of Education meetings, where he arranged to have the board president seated beside him and added a key leadership staff member, to see he wants to rock the status quo–at least by the look of it.

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on an equal footing with comparable cities. After the tree-cutting fiasco on Parcels 12 & 13, many residents are and should be questioning the level of Nancy Krasne transparency and accountability at City Hall.

On Bregy’s 11th day in his new role as leader of the five Beverly Hills public schools, the Courier sat down with him for an exclusive interview to get a better handle on his vision for the district and the strengths that he brings to the position. After stepping into the leadership position previously held by veteran administrator Steve Kessler, Bregy is well aware that he has his share of challenges ahead of him as he (see ‘SUPERINTENDENT’ page 13)

FIGHT  NIGHT LADIES — Christina Hendricks, JoAnna Garcia and Dania Ramirez attended the world premiere of Fist Fight presented by New Line Cinema and Village Roadshow Pictures at Regency Village Theatre For more photos, see George Christy’s column on page 6.


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NOTICE OF COMMISSION/ FOUNDATION VACANCIES The Beverly Hills City Council is seeking qualified candidates to fill vacancies on the following Commission/Foundation: ARCHITECTURAL COMMISSION – One Vacancy COMMUNITY CHARITABLE FOUNDATION – One Vacancy Please note that you can only apply to one vacancy per application cycle. Deadline to apply for the above Commission/Foundation has been extended to Friday, March 17, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. PLEASE NOTE: NEW FEATURE – APPLICANTS CAN NOW APPLY ONLINE! For more information on the Commission positions and to apply online, please visit the City’s website at www.beverlyhills.org/applyforacommission or call the City Clerk’s Office at (310) 285-2400 to obtain the application form by mail or e-mail. BYRON POPE, MMC City Clerk


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City Council Candidates Talk Overdevelopment, JPA And More At Southwest Homeowners Forum

SOCK DRIVE—El Rodeo first graders collected new socks to be donated to One Voice, an organization that provides support for children in Head Start programs throughout Los Angeles. The students collected more than 600 pairs of socks and celebrated their achievement with a Sock Hop party. Pictured (from left): Victoria Milovanova, Alma Lansky, Cricket St. John, Sasha Aminpour, Jasper Liker and Charlotte Mobasser.

New Beverly Hills Renters Alliance Working to Secure Protections Of Urgency Ordinance By Victoria Talbot Beverly Hills’ renters are organizing to ensure protections under the new Rent Stabilization Ordinance that caps rent increases, guarantees relocation fees for no-cause evictions and establishes a registry to track rental units in the City, forming the Beverly Hills Renters Alliance. The organization will provide renters information and updates on the ordinance and any changes to the law, which is anticipated to be reviewed by City Council at the Beverly Hills City Council meeting on

Feb. 21. That is the last available date for a city council meeting before the reorganization following the Mar. 7 election. The next council meeting will not be until April 4. The Alliance, spearheaded by Community Activist Mark Elliot, is “an organization of tenants who met at City meetings and discussed their shared problems.” Elliot has long-advocated on behalf of cyclists at www.betterbike.org, and served on the Blue Ribbon Committee for the Santa

Monica Blvd. Reconstruction project. Originally sharing through email outreach, the group has now created a website where renters in Beverly Hills can sign up to get emails and important information on upcoming meetings and renters’ rights, and share their concerns. “Our mission is to keep renters informed about policy changes and opportunities for renter protections and the rent stabilization law,” said Elliot.

By Victoria Talbot The City’s latest candidate forum was sponsored by the Southwest Homeowners Association at City Hall Wednesday. Sparsely attended, the forum provided little new insights into the candidates and their positions. In the first hour, the candidates were sequestered and questioned without having heard their colleagues’ answers. The order of entrance was selected by drawing straws. The questions were probably carefully considered but did not deliver a “wow” factor. The first question was to

name the two top priorities for each candidate. City Treasurer Eliot Finkel was first and named increasing the budget for police to add Closed-Circuit TV (CCTV) and Automatic License Plate Readers (ALPR) and increase their salaries and benefits packages to make employment more competitive. His second priority was to increase land for parking. Lester Friedman, Traffic and Parking commissioner, said that both traffic and parking in the City were his top two priorities. (see ‘SOUTHWEST FORUM’ page 11)

COURT JESTER —Jester is a two-year old, fivepound, Yorkie Mix doggie that was rescued from an animal hoarder by ShelterHopePetShop.org. Those interested in adopting this loving little boy can call the humane, rescue only pet store Shelter Hope at 805-379-3538.

(see ‘RENTERS ALLIANCE’ page 20)

Local Girl Danielle Hollander’s Bat-Mitzvah Project Offers Jewish Soldiers A Taste Of Home By Laura Coleman The moment Danielle Hollander heard Rabbi David Becker, a chaplain with the U.S. Army Reserves, speaking to her class at Maimonides Academy, she knew precisely what she wanted to do for her Bat-Mitzvah project: help Jewish soldiers serving in the military feel connected to home during the holidays. After speaking more extensively with Becker, who has spent years working with Jewish-American soldiers, Danielle decided to craft a “Seder in a Box” for 100 soldiers. “It’s important because we didn’t realize how many Jews there are in the U.S. Army, because we thought they were all in the Israeli Army,” she said. “Every Jew should have a good and meaningful holiday.” Becker estimated that there are in excess of 21,000 Jews serving across all branches of the U.S. Armed Services. Danielle’s decision came as no surprise to her mother, Daphna. “She knew she wanted to give back to the community,”

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Ava, Danielle and Josh Hollander

Daphna said. Since making her decision, Danielle has been soliciting donations from various places (such as Livonia, which donated 100 large bottles of grape juice, and Western Pico, which gave 24 jars of strawberry jam), as well as family and friends. Daphna noted how many people have chosen to donate $18–which is called “giving chai,” as 18 represents life in Hebrew. In addition to various Kosher nonperishable items that will fill the boxes (including juice, jam, instant coffee, matzos, dried salami, cake and other goodies) Danielle has asked her friends to write let-

ters to the soldiers, thanking them for their service. Described Becker: “When a soldier...receives a package and a letter from a student and a child....it’s like connecting to home, it’s your shore; an anchor back to your community and your home.” After crafting the 100 boxes, the family plans to ship them to the Jewish Friends of the American Military (JFAM), a New York-based organization that supports Jewish troops worldwide. To get involved in Danielle’s Bat-Mitzvah project by helping pack boxes or making a donation, email daniellesbatmitzvah17@gmail.com.

By Victoria Talbot Spring is around the corner and the Greystone Mansion & Gardens will soon celebrate with the sounds of Music in the Mansion, the annual concert series that brings some of the world’s finest young talent to Beverly Hills. The series kicks off Feb. 19 with the Sunset Club Trio and their reinterpretation of classical masterpieces on violin, electric guitar and Flamenco guitar. The trio, German-born guitarist Ines Thome, guitarist Michael Gratovich and Frenchborn violinist Etienne Gara met at the USC Thornton School. The Trio won the 2016 Beverly Hills National Auditions and in previous years, each of its members were individual winners. They have appeared on stage separately as Music in the Mansion participants. The concert series will continue March 19 with the Mana Trio, featuring Cindy

Lam on piano, Michael Mortarotti on alto saxophone, and Michael Hernandez on soprano saxophone; April 16, Friends Meet California with Miki Aoki on piano and Rolf Haas on violin; May 21, Firebird Balalaika Ensemble perform with the domra, the balalaika and the bayan/accordion. On July 26, the season culminates with much-anticipated iPalpiti Festival, bringing prize-winning musicians from around the world together for a celebration of music. Performances are at 2 p.m. on Sundays except the iPalpiti Festival, which will conclude the season on July 26 at 7 p.m. Tickets for regular season performances are $20; iPalpiti Festival tickets are $40. Seating is limited. To purchase tickets, visit the City’s website: www.beverlyhills.org/bhreg or call 310-285-6850. For more information visit www.beverlyhills.org/musicinthemansion.


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The Courier Endorses Paul Koretz For L.A. City Council

LAS MADRINAS–At its annual meeting last year, Las Madrinas completed its year with a major gift to Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Pictured: outgoing President Marcie Newby (right) and incoming President Lisa Brandt (left) presented Bonnie McClure, chairman of the Associates and Affiliates of CHLA with a large contribution to complete the $5 million Las Madrinas Pediatric Simulation Research Laboratory Endowment at the hospital. The group’s newest project was then announced – the $5 million Las Madrinas Endowment for the Chief of Neurology Chair and the Neurological Institute Epilepsy Program, under the direction of Douglas Nordli, Jr., MD, chief of neurology at CHLA. Photo by Kelly Rouse

Beverly Hills Sidewalks Under Scrutiny In New Survey By Victoria Talbot Don’t be surprised if you notice a Beverly Hills Public Works All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) driving down City sidewalks. It’s not a joyride. The City is looking for sidewalk cracks. The Public Works Department is using a specially-equipped ATV to survey sidewalks throughout the City for raised concrete panels, cracks, holes and other damages. This survey uses both manual observation and technology to take photographs of the damage, which will be compiled into a Geographical Information System (GIS) database to help the City prioritize sidewalk repairs. The survey will take up to three months to complete, and the ATV will be surveilling the sidewalks seven days

a week, 8 a.m. – 10 a.m. – or until businesses are open - in commercial areas; and 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. in residential neighborhoods. The survey will then be repeated every two years to update the database. It is being conducted for the City by IMS Infrastructure Management Services, LLC. Call Public Works Customer Services for more information 310-2852467.

Beverly Hills Author/Space Scientist Irwin Stambler Dies At Age 92 By John L. Seitz Beverly Hills author and aeronautical engineer Irwin Stambler died last Friday at age 92. The Brooklyn native was born Nov. 20, 1924, within walking distance of Ebbets Field, home at the time to his beloved Dodgers. He attended New York University before being drafted into the Army during World War II. While in the service, he studied aeronautical engineering at Texas A&M and George Washington University, later returning to NYU where he earned both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in that field. In the 1950s, with the expertise gained in that field, he began writing for Space Aeronautics Magazine and was sent by the publication to open a West Coast office. Beginning in 1960, Stambler wrote a series of books about America’s exploration of space (Project Mercury, Project Gemini, and Project Apollo) and attended many of the space launches, including the Apollo 11’s in which Neil Armstrong became the first man to walk on the moon. A sidelight to his life was a love of music. He composed his first song Yesterday’s Love Affair, recorded by Frankie Laine.

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His The Encyclopedia Of Pop, Rock & Soul, published in 1974, was the first to document the personalities and impact of rock ‘n’ roll, from Elvis, to The Beatles, to Michael Jackson. Previously, Stambler had written about Broadway musicals in The Encyclopedia Of Popular Music, followed by The Folk Country & Western Encyclopedia, and later on Country Music: The Encyclopedia, and Folk & Blues: The Encyclopedia. He is survived by Constance, his wife of 66 years; daughters Amy Sprague Champeau (Everett Ogawa), and Alice Seidman; sons Lyndon (Terry Silberman), and Barrett (Bobbie Regan); plus nine grandchildren and eight greatgrandchildren. In lieu of flowers, the family asks donations to Sweet Relief Musicians Fund, 2601 E. Chapman Ave., (Suite 204), Fullerton, CA. 92831; or at sweetrelief.org.

By Courier staff The Courier endorses L.A. City Councilman Paul Koretz in his fifth district race because of his proven track record of leading anti-mansionization efforts and championing protections for residents against overdevelopment and environmental issues, while supporting public safety and spearheading homeless and animal cruelty initiatives. Koretz’s Achievements Against Overdevelopment: – Authored motion for the Interim Control Ordinance, which limits hauling from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. five days a week and limits the amount of belowgrade development allowed without counting against the square footage of a project in L.A. hillsides to 6,000 square feet. The ICO protects districts such as Bel Air, Beverlywood, Westwood, Miracle Mile, Hancock Park, Hollywood Hills and others. – Bel Air Construction Overlay which prohibits Saturday exterior construction, limits dirt hauling from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. and homes over 17,500 square feet must go through additional environmental review. – Baseline Hillside Ordinance, which removes all basement exceptions that previously allowed requests of 50,000+ square foot basements, and reduced overall grading. – Saved historic properties, such as the Century Plaza Hotel and Norms Restaurant, from demolition.

Environmental Issues: – Authored citywide ban on plastic bags and greenhouse gas reduction to 80 percent of 1990 levels by year 2050. – Co-authored plan to create exclusive commercial waste hauling franchises, which reduce traffic and air pollution. Co-authored the moratorium on hydraulic fracking in L.A. – Launched and funded the “cool blocks” project to reduce energy and water use and increase emergency preparedness in L.A. communities. Homelessness: – As a member of L.A. Budget Committee, helped to push for $138 million to reduce homelessness in L.A. – Strongly supported Measure HHH, to build 10,000 housing units for L.A. homeless. Animal Cruelty: – Authored ban on painful bill(see ‘KORETZ ENDORSEMENT’ page 20)


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e are arriving with longtime friend and producer Brad Krevoy at Brad’s favorite e.baldi ristorante on North Canon Drive in Beverly Hills. Where the cognoscenti return again and again for Edoardo Baldi’s supreme cuisine from Italian recipes generated at the Baldi residence in their Forte de Marmi hometown.

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rad was back heli-skiing in Mica, Canada, not far from Calgary. Where he joins global CEOs for several days of this exhilarating sport birthed by Hans Gmoser in 1965.

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ntering e.baldi, Brad was greeted by Ken Moelis, the international investment banker, who adivses the Saudi Aramco IPO (trillions, according to Wikipedia). Ken was dining with wife Julie and son Jordan, all looking younger than springtime.

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e were elated to discover Ken and family are faithful readers of our Courier column. And we were congratulated on our political commentary, noting that we have huevos in a “limousine liberal” community.

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dinner at e.baldi was perfection, no matter what you chose, pastas or seafood or veal, you leave in bliss.

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doardo offered his good news. Come April, he’ll open Edo’s, around the corner on Brighton Way, where he’ll prepare Italian breakfasts morning and afternoon, pizzas, sandwiches, etc. Yes, we’ll be there. Wherever Edoardo cooks, we consider a visit is a command performance.

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rad Krevoy reported that daughter Sophia has been accepted at Northwestern Univesity, where daughter Olivia is majoring in journalism.

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roud we are that Olivia interned at the Courier the summer before her graduation from high school. Brad and Susie’s adorable younger daughter Alexandra is at high school hereabouts.

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rad’s lately bought a Tesla that he praises highly. “No more gas line,” he says. “I plug it in at night, and it’s (see ‘GEORGE CHRISTY’ page 7)

Owner/Chef Edoardo Baldi with hostess Elisa Scalari and bartender Everardo Santiago Santiaos awaiting the dinner crowd at e.baldi ristorante.

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ready the next morning … I rarely travel more than the Tesla allows. A great innovation, with thanks to Elon Musk.”

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rad continues producing his winning streak of movies for Hallmark. His production schedule includes

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Rangers are on the search. During an interview about the jersey, he was asked about boxer shorts or tightywhiteys. Boxers.

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refugees she invited to be with her? Will they now, thank you, take a payoff from her and leave? Possibly she’s heard that the Dalai Lama’s foresees Germany, with time, will find itself, what with the inroads the Muslims are making, under stringent sharia law.

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uminating about the uncontrollable lust for power, we’ve come to a conclusion. Once infected with the power virus (the Clintons, Trump), there is no medication to control it. Nada.

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FATHER DAUGHTER DANCE AT GREYSTONE MANSION—In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, last Saturday Beverly Hills fathers and daughters enjoyed a fun evening dressed up in their finest for the Annual Father Daughter Sweetheart Dinner & Dance at the historic Greystone Mansion. Forty young ladies (grades 1st thru 5th) and their fathers were treated to a memorable evening complete with dancing, dining (catered by California Pizza Kitchen), DJ music, photo keepsakes and bracelet decorating stations. Corsages, boutonnieres, ruffles and bows graced this wonderful community event that celebrates the special bond between fathers and daughters. The event was organized by the Recreation & Parks Department. Another Father Daughter Dinner & Dance event is slated for March 11. Pictured above (from left): Grace and David Thorpe; Arielle and Roni Efron; Ella and Sidney Mathalon; Bradyn and Scott Prisand; Alexandra and Monty Abramov; Karina and Nathan Kruger; Cora and Marcos Azevedo; Maya and Pascal Javaheri; Presley and Jonathan Forster; Barbara and Steven Cotliar; Diya and Rajesh Tuli; Chloe and Farshid Nejad; and Kaia and Leo Lopez.

DIVERSITY AWARD–Jarvee Hutcherson (second from left), president of Beverly Hillsbased Multicultural Motion Picture Association, was presented with the “Diversity Legacy Award” in recognition of his almost quarter century achievement in the advocacy of TV and film diversity by the Multicultural Community Production Association. He is pictured with Priscilla Valldejuli (left), Dr. Natalie Sanders, and Larry Ahlquist (right), general manager of the City Club downtown where the event was held.

OSCAR GOLD–Master chef Wolfgang Puck, pictured yesterday inside the Ray Dolby Ballroom on the top level of the Hollywood & Highland Center, previews some of the delectable fare the 1,500 attendees at the Academy's Governors Ball will enjoy next Sunday evening, Feb. 26, following the the 89th Oscars at the Dolby Theatre. Academy Governor Jeffrey Kurland, event producer Cheryl Cecchetto and Wolfgang Puck are returning once again to create this year’s Governors Ball, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ official post-Oscar celebration. "The theme of this year’s Governors Ball is ‘magical transformation.’ As they enter the Ball, guests will transition from a dazzling sea of red to a tricolor motif of eye-popping gold and red on an infinite blanket of white," said Kurland. "The unique design of the space has been meticulously created to celebrate Oscar gold." Puck’s team created more than 50 imaginative dishes, from one-bite hors d’oeuvres to small-plate entrees, that will be passed throughout the evening. Photo by Richard Harbaugh

SUPER SUNDAY–Hundreds of community members joined together with The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles for Super Sunday, raising $1.1 million to support the Federation’s impactful work throughout the year. Pictured: Diller Teen Fellows volunteering at The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles.  TRUE PABLOVE–The Pablove Foundation held its signature family Valentine’s celebration where around 600 attendees enjoyed a day filled with unique arts + crafts, music, food, a silent auction, and lots of family fun at Casa Vertigo–all while fighting childhood cancer with love. Actress Selma Blair (pictured) hosted the Valentine’s Day-themed event for the LA-based kids cancer charity.


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Beverly Hills Home Of Coca-Cola Heir Sold For $25 Million By Matt Lopez Alkiviades “Alki” David, an eccentric Greek entrepreneur, has sold his massive Beverly Hills home for $25 million. The home sold in late January to an unnamed buyer, according to Curbed L.A. The $25 million price tag is not quite the $35 million David was initially asking for. In The entrance to the Summit Drive home. 2015, he famously told The Wall David is the heir to the Coca-Cola bottling Street Journal that nobody “should consider and shipping empire, and also runs several offering anything less” than his $35 million ask- media startup companies. David infamously ing price. once offered $1 million to anyone who would streak in front of President Barack Obama. The 16,000-square foot home features six bedrooms and 11 bathrooms and comes with five fireplaces, a wine cellar, a home theater, a gym and a game room. According to MansionGlobal.com, the home sits on about an acre of land with a large, grassy yard with a swimming pool, hot tub, terraced hedges, a fire pit and an outdoor bar and kitchen area. Both the buyer and seller of the home at 1141 Summit Drive were represented by Marc Noah of Sotheby's A dining hall in the Summit Drive home. International Realty.

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Divorce Could Put Ownership Of Niami’s Airole Way Megamansion Into Question Could Bel-Air’s controversial $500 million megamansion be in trouble? News that Yvonne, the wife of megamansion developer Nile Niami of Skyline Development, filed for divorce last month has thrown the future of the home into question. The home at 944 Airole Way has run afoul of residents for several years, as many reports have been filed regarding violations of hauling from dump trucks carrying soil to and from the project. The massive project has also caused severe traffic problems for the surrounding streets. Originally planned at 85,000 square feet, the home is now scheduled to be 104,000 square feet, putting it at almost double the size of the White House. The Real Deal first reported last week of the divorce of the Niami’s, who had been married for 18 years before separating two years ago.

Divorce filings cite irreconcilable differences as the reason for the split. Sources told The Real Deal that the divorce could throw the ownership of the infamous Airole Way home into question, depending on how the couple’s assets are divided and if a prenuptial agreement exists. “I’d be surprised if there wasn’t a prenuptial agreement,” Daniel Jaffe of Beverly Hills law firm Jaffe and Clemens told The Real Deal. “That completely changes things.” According to The Real Deal, Hilton & Hyland’s Drew Fenton is the home’s listing agent, and plans are to list the home for $500 million, although it has not yet officially hit the market. Yvonne purchased an eight-bedroom, 11,500 squarefoot home in Bel-Air for $16.2 million in November, The Real Deal reported.

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Jessica Alba Purchases Beverly Hills Home From Hollywood Exec For Around $10 Million Jessica Alba purchased a Hamptons-esque Beverly Hills home owned by Hollywood executive Mike Medavoy, www.realtor.com reported last week. The home at 9540 Oak Pass Road was purchased for just under $10 million, according real estate gossip blogger Yolanda (www.yolandaslittleblackbook).

The seven bedroom, nine bathroom, 8,829-square foot home was built in 2005 and features ocean and canyon views on two acres of land. The home includes a detached guesthouse and a pavilion with a kitchen, pool and spa. The home’s interior includes a two-story foyer, a family room with a full bar and a master suite with a fireplace

and terrace. Realtor.com reported the home was first listed by Medavoy for $15 million in 2015 and reduced to $13 million in November 2015. Alba, 35, is the star of Dark Angel, Fantastic Four and Good Luck Chuck and is cofounder of The Honest Company, which emphasizes non-toxic household products.

Construction begun on new housing fell slightly in January, driven by sharp declines in building in the US West and Midwest, the Commerce Department reported Thursday. The slowdown last month was magnified by an upward revision to December's already strong construction pace. But a second consecutive increase in permits for new home building indicates construction is poised to rebound. Housing starts fell 2.6 percent in January to an annual rate of 1.25 million units, with construction in the western United States plunging 41.3 percent and in the Midwest falling 17.9 percent. Analysts were expecting a bigger slowdown to 1.22 million units. Compared to January 2016, however, the upward

trend persisted, with building up 10.5 percent. Construction started on single-family homes rose nearly two percent in the month, while buildings with multiple units dropped eight percent, continuing the recent trend of month-to-month swings Ian Shepherdson, chief economist at Pantheon Macroeconomics, said the recent trend for single-family units had been upwards for permits and starts, but he wondered if it was sustainable. The trend in housing construction has been more towards apartment buildings for rentals, as younger people hold off on buying property, and the pace is up 26 percent from a year ago, while building of single-family homes is up just six percent. – Agence France Presse


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Vera Markowitz, Frances Bilak and Vice Mayor Nancy Krasne named traffic and Krasne added undergrounding utilities, a project Krasne has long advocated. Mayor Mirisch spoke of pension reform and technology upgrades, including his Automated Vehicle (AV) platform to reduce traffic and parking. Robert Wunderlich broke ranks and said his top priority was to preserve the residential quality of life and balance that with the commercial sector. His second priority was implementing an internal auditor for operations and finance. Each candidate was asked if they had donations from PACs; all replied they did not. Everyone was asked if they felt that being endorsed by fire, police or other City employee unions might be construed as a conflict of interest in contract negotiations. All the candidates said they would support free speech. Finkel supported it, but failed to disclose that he has been endorsed by the Beverly Hills Firefighters’ Association and by disgraced former Police Chief Dave Snowden, who was forced to retire in 2015. Asked about specific solutions to traffic, all the candidates spoke of synchronizing the traffic lights. Mirisch touted AV vehicles. The most interesting questions were asked of the candidates as a panel on the Dais. Candidates were asked how Beverly Hills should regard the controversial Los Angeles ballot Measure S,

which would place a moratorium on development in an effort to end mansionization and “spot-zoning,” the practice of granting variances to the City’s General Plan in favor of development, which has plagued residents and benefitted developers throughout the City. Markowitz touted that low-income housing should be encouraged at subway terminals allowing for zoning variations. Mirisch said that all exceptions should be infrequent and rare and that they should be granted only when there was a compelling reason. Wunderlich agreed. Finkel said he supported the general plan, but that the 45-foot height requirement did not make sense when south of Wilshire, apartment buildings are 60-feet. Markowitz pointed out that the City Council approved the Wanda project, One Beverly Hills, which passed in three consecutive days, with variances. Krasne, who did not vote for the Wanda project, pointed out that with her extensive voting record she has never voted for any project that did not comply with the General Plan. Also discussed was the Joint Powers Agreement between the City of Beverly Hills and the Beverly Hills Unified School District, in which the City pays BHUSD approximately $10 million to rent their facilities for the public’s use. Candidates were satisfied with the agreement. Bilak was the only candidate who took swipes at the current City Council, asking why the council had not passed a Hillside Ordinance yet. The Hillside Ordinance was actu-

ally passed last year. This forum, last week’s Municipal League Forum and the Chamber of Commerce forum are all available in replay on BHTV. The next forum will be held Feb. 23 as a ticketed event through 30 Years After (www.30yearsafter.com, $36, space is limited) at Greystone Mansion,

and will also include candidates for Los Angeles City Council and school board. A forum will be held Feb. 27, 5-7 p.m. by the Education Foundation at Beverly Hills High School conducted by BHHS students and the Beverly Hills Active Adult Club will hold their forum Feb. 27, 1-2 p.m. at Roxbury Park.


ARTS & E N T E RTA I N M E N T KCET To Celebrate Tippi Hedren, Burt Ward, Kevin President’s Day With Sorbo To Be Honored At Roger Neal Style Hollywood Oscar Event Huell Howser Marathon Actress Tippi Hedren, Burt Ward (TV’s Robin) and Kevin Sorbo (Hercules) will receive the Icon Award at the Roger Neal Style Hollywood Oscar Viewing Dinner and Suite, Sunday, Feb. 26 at The Hollywood Museum. Hedren will receive her award from her daughter, actress Melanie Griffith. Julie Newmar (Catwoman from Batman) will present the award to Ward, her former co-star. “We are beyond thrilled to be back at the Hollywood Museum which houses the largest collection of entertainment memorabilia on display in the world,“ said Neal, who has produced the event for 21 years. “I cannot think of a more perfect place to invite 80 stars including past Oscar winners and nominees. Young and classic stars from TV and film will have the opportunity to tour this incredible museum before dinner.” Sponsored by Best Way Co., Autism Changes Foundation and Sprin Jewelry, the event will feature the annual Oscar Suite, where stars will receive a gift bag valued at $23,000 of couture and brand items including handbags by Beverly Hills designer Timmy Woods, vintages from Lorimar Winery and works by celebrity artist Mario Della Casa. From the suite, stars will go to the Oscar viewing dinner press line to walk the red carpet and then into the ballroom for the dinner, prepared by Chef John Safoyan of LA Lobster Party. Dessert will be by Chef Turok of Mascarpone Cheesecake. ”We are delighted to have Roger and his Oscar Viewing Dinner back with us,” said Donelle Dadigan of Beverly Hills, the museum’s founder. “We are right in the middle of all of the Oscar night activity; and we know the guests and stars coming to this dinner will have an incredible time.” Official charities of the event include The Thalians, Generosity.Org and Sheryl Lee Ralph’s The Diva Foundation.

On Mon., Feb. 20, late beloved KCET host, Huell Howser, is back with a special Sea And Shore Presidents Day Marathon highlighting the best of California’s Gold and Visiting With Huell Huell Howser Howser. Airing from 8 a.m.-4 p.m., the marathon will follow Howser up and down the California coast visiting such popular locations as Venice Beach, Carpinteria State Beach, Upper Newport Bay, Catalina Casino, the Coastal Cactus Garden and many more. Additionally, KCET has announced a major primetime scheduling change that will feature two backto-back episodes, Monday-Friday at 7 and 7:30 p.m., highlighting the best of Howser through the years featuring some of the most rarely seen episodes from both of Houser’s programs. Howser produced more than 1,000 episodes of various public television series over the course of 30 years. KCET worked in partnership with Chapman University, which has owned the rights to the Huell Howser Archive since Howser’s death in 2013, to create the marathon.

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Don McLean Brings American Pie And Much More to Saban Stage Forty-six years after it was released, people are still debating Don McLean’s classic hit American Pie. He will bring that song and other hits—including Vincent (Starry Starry Night), Castles In the Air, And I Love You So, Crying and more—to The Saban Theatre, 8440 Wilshire Blvd., for a 9 p.m. concert, Saturday, Feb. 25. “I’m looking forward to it,” says McLean, who played a holiday show at the venue two years ago; and got his start at L.A.’s Troubadour. “It was my first West Don McLean Coast job.” After 20 albums, McLean has much material to draw from; and with no formal set list, he says he’s free to throw in songs ranging from Crossroads and Empty Chairs to Travelin’ Man. Audience members may also get a taste of his new album of all-new material, Botanical Gardens. For the songs, McLean says, “ideas form and inspiration can be anything. With songs ranging from Vincent to Dreidel, I’ve never done anything tailored to what a Don McLean song should be.” Of his enduring hit, American Pie, McLean says, “I understand that part of the charm is that people want to know ‘who’s this and who’s that.’ I did that on purpose to draw them in,” he relates. “I was brought up on ‘Paul is dead,’ and it became a fun thing to do; to create something that sparked a little of that mystery as well. I didn’t take it seriously.” As for all the song’s interpretations: “I never paid attention. I let people do what they want.” Doors open at 6 p.m. for the concert with tickets ranging from $48-$78. To purchase, and for more information, call 888-6455006 or visit sabanconcerts.com/events/don-mclean/.


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BEVERLY HILLS JBBBSLA — Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters of Los Angeles (JBBBSLA) hosted its annual Big Event at The Beverly Wilshire on Feb. 9. The event highlighted lifelong mentoring relationships and showcased new and exciting agency initiatives. The gala honored Elizabeth and Glen Friedman with the Inspiration Award, Gary Weinhouse as Big Brother of the Year, and Kallyn Woodward as Big Sister of the Year. Pictured (from left): JBBBSLA members: Justin Binder (little brother), Gary Weinhouse (big brother) and Mike Heller (big brother).

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works to strengthen the BHUSD. “Starting in February is like jumping into a moving car; so I’m trying to get a handle on what the district finances are,” he explained, underscoring the district’s pressing need to sustainably shave $5 million from its current projected budget. “The financial challenge, that is keeping me up at night,” he added. “I’m raw enough to say, let’s make sure we’re all looking at the same thing. Because it’s so easy to misinterpret the way things are portrayed.” A longtime school leader who grew up in the Chicago area, Bregy said he first knew he wanted to go into education in the 4th grade. After graduating with a degree in interdisciplinary studies/math from the University of North Texas, he started his career teaching third grade for Coppell Independent School District in Texas, before moving on to teach high school math in that same district. “I was one of those people, who knew I loved being around kids, but I wasn’t sure the age group I wanted to teach,” he described. “It was really about, as a beginning teacher, figuring out where I was most effective and where I personally enjoyed being. And I found a love for high school.” From teaching high school geometry and algebra, Bregy returned home to Illinois, getting his master’s degree from Northern Illinois University. Straight out of school, he went into administration with a job as assistant principal at Jacobs High School in Algonquin, Illinois. There, he quickly learned a lesson in the difference between directly impacting student learning and shaping the experiences for those in all the school’s classrooms. “I have a really untraditional approach to administration,” he explained. After recognizing that the bulk of his time was mired in scheduling and meetings, Bregy started coding his calendar to strike a better balance on instruction-related matters and management. And perhaps most importantly, he sat down with his principal and explained to her that he needed to change his practice as an administrator to once again become part of the school culture and reconnect with students and student-learning. “I learned a very good lesson in life from that experience, in that, you have to ask for what you want,” he said. “I wasn’t satisfied with doing all the behind-the-scenes operational things. You can’t expect that people along the way know what you want.” When Bregy’s boss retired a few years later, he subsequently took over her role as principal for the 2,500-student high school. “The first thing I did was to really

re-look at the culture and climate of the school,” he said. “The benefit of being in-house is that I was able to see that there were all of these opportunities for people to give input on what needed to change.” Bregy characterized his initial time as a principal as a “banishment” opportunity, where he effectively got rid of things that weren’t working. Six years later, when the superintendent of that Illinois school district–the sixth largest in the state with 21,000 students and 27 schools–retired, Bregy was tapped for the job. “The lesson I learned when I became superintendent was that to be successful, you can’t be the principal of the school district,” he said. “As a leader, I had to learn how to lead 26 other buildings. The biggest key to that was to take an active role in organizations that I didn’t build [and learn to] be able to be objective and build relationships with people I didn’t know.” Four years later, a search firm enticed Bregy to interview for the position of superintendent of North Shore School District 112. With roughly 4,200 high-performing students–similar to BHUSD–he found the position to be a much better fit for his leadership style, as it afforded him the opportunity to get to know a much greater percentage of the district’s teachers, administrators and students. In his four years with North Shore–before he accepted the job at BHUSD in December–Bregy said that he encountered his fair share of community discord, given that North Shore had been attempting to close several of its 12 under-filled schools for the past 25 years–all to no avail. In his last year with the school district, Bregy said he attended in excess of 70 community meetings in an effort to help realize a necessary vision that predated him by almost three decades. “You need to find out what the community is willing to accept and what is the rate of change they can accept,” he said. With BHUSD, for example, Bregy said that given how much “trimming” has already taken place, programming in the district is poised to be negatively impacted without dramatic changes or a parcel tax. “What we really need to figure out is what the community values,” he said. “Do they value the K-8 model at all four schools? That’s the most expensive model you can operate, because you don’t have the critical mass of kids.” “A successful superintendent is one who is able to plan for the next five, 10 years,” he added. “What’s been happening in our schools is the most important. If I don’t know what’s going on with our kids and our staff, then I don’t see how the superintendent can make the kind of impact that he should.”


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HOW DO Y O U   F E E L ? Actress/Comedian Wendy Hammer

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Guided With A Printed 3-D Model, CHLA Cardiologist Among Panelists For Hirshberg Ing Creates A Modified Stent To Repair A Toddler's Symposium On Pancreatic Cancer Pulmonary Artery And Gives A Family Hope Actress/comedian Wendy Hammer (The Sopranos, Curb Your Enthusiasm, stand up on The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson and at An Evening At The Improv) will be a guest panelist for the 13th annual Agi Hirshberg Symposium on Pancreatic Cancer, from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 25 at the UCLA Faculty Center, 480 Wendy Hammer Charles E. Young Dr. E. Hammer will share her cancer journey from diagnosis to present day with other pancreatic cancer patients/survivors and leading medical experts from around the country. The annual symposium offers up-to-date information and resources about the latest treatments and developments in pancreatic cancer. The symposium is free and open to the public. Hammer, 56, first visited her doctor after experiencing severe abdominal pain (a vague symptom of pancreatic cancer). After several tests and a scan, she was diagnosed with Stage 1 B pancreatic cancer. The fatal disease has the highest mortality rate of all cancers; and that rate is climbing to make pancreatic cancer the second-leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the U.S. Over the course of several months, Hammer had 12 rounds of chemotherapy and the Whipple procedure, a complex, yet common surgery often used to treat pancreatic cancer that’s confined to the head of the pancreas. Hammer’s treatment, surgery and post-surgery/care were performed at UCLA. The comedian will also be using adapted material from her cancer journey in two upcoming performances at the Moss Theater in Santa Monica: Solo Sisters on Saturday, Feb. 18 and Stand Up Against Domestic Violence on Saturday, March 18. To make the required reservations for the symposium, visit http://pancreatic.org/event/symposium/.

When Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) cardiologists found evidence that a portion of Nate Yamane’s pulmonary artery they had repaired once before was again narrowing, Pediatric Interventional Cardiologist Frank Ing, MD, decided they needed to insert a stent to keep the 18month-old’s right artery open. But due to the size of the narrowing, about 9 millimeters, doctors needed to customize the stent to fit into the smaller space and they wanted to perfect their measurements before the actual procedure. How? Using CT scans of Nate’s heart, they created a 3-D printed model of the obstructed region. Dr. Ing was then able to fashion a smaller stent to fit precisely into the narrowed artery in the model. “I have to say, the 3-D model was very helpful because it gave me confidence that (the size of the stent) was going to work,” says Ing. Born in June 2015 with Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF) with pulmonary atresia, the 7.1-pound infant had trouble breathing shortly after birth. The cause: a genetic abnormality resulting in heart defects that obstructed his pul-

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monary artery, preventing blood pumped by the heart from flowing into the lungs. He was rushed to CHLA in critical condition. Pulmonary atresia, a more severe version of TOF occurs when the pulmonary artery fails to form properly in utero, prompting the body to grow collateral arteries that redirect blood around the obstruction and to the lungs (a typical development with these types of blockages). About one in 10,000 chil-

dren are born with this congenital heart defect. “Imagine blood flowing in the artery like cars on the freeway, and it’s blocked,” says Ing, the chief of the Division of Cardiology and co-director of CHLA’s Heart Institute. “Cars exit and find an alternate route to their destination; blood does the same, and in this case finds its way through collateral vessels to the lungs.” A month into his young life, Nate had undergone two openheart surgeries and a catheterization procedure, but doctors were not done. In December 2015, Nate’s pulmonary arteries were found to be narrowed in both the right and the left branch. At the time, a team led by Ing was able to use a balloon to open the right side. However, to keep the left section open they had to insert a stent, specially modified using a technique developed at CHLA, to fit the narrowed portion of the child’s left pulmonary artery (about 15mm). Stents do not normally come that small, but by carefully cutting their smallest existing stent and folding it back upon itself, Dr. Ing tailored a functional custom stent. (see ‘STENT’ page 18)


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Belmont Village Offers Tips For Choosing A Senior Living Community he best time to look for a Senior Living Community is not after a life-altering event, but when there is time to make an informed decision. The best choice will offer opportunities for an active lifestyle, with regular physical and mental exercise, social interaction, and healthy diet options. Most importantly, seek out a community that will provide mental and physical support for future health and wellness changes. Guidelines from Belmont Village Senior Living: Be Safe—Always top priority. • Is the community licensed to provide health services? • Is a licensed nurse on-site 24/7? • Does staff receive on-going training? • Is there a written care plan for each resident? Think Ahead—The community should still be a good fit when needs change. • Pay attention to ease of navigation and safety measures. • Ask about care programs, even if you don’t need them now. • Are pharmacy services available? Be Comfor table—The community should be clean and inviting. • Is the staff friendly? • Do residents appear happy and engaged? Be Active—Ask to see the daily calendar. • Is there plenty to do? • Is transportation available? • Are there salon services? Exercise Options—Look for a managed fitness center.

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OUTLOOK B E V E R LY H I L L S OUTLOOK Author Vicki Mizel will discuss “Alzheimer’s: No Fear,” when she reads from and signs copies of her book, Love Remembers at 7 p.m., Monday, Feb. 20 at Bookstar, 12136 Ventura Blvd., Studio City. The book discusses brain regeneration, cognition and increased recall for Alzheimer’s patients and everyone. “Just because someone has a family history of Alzheimer’s, doesn’t mean they’ll get it,” says Mizel. For more information, call 818-505-95128. • • • • • The L.A. Chamber Orches-

tra’s (LACO) “Westside Connections” series continues with a focus on music from England at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 23 at the Moss Theater at New Roads School, 3131 Olympic Blvd., Santa Monica. Guest pianist Bernadene Blaha will be featured in Elgar’s Quintet in A Minor for Piano and String Quartet ; and LACO artists Josefina Vergara and Joel Pargman, violins; Robert Brophy, viola and Trevor Handy, cello will present the West Coast premiere of Andrew Norman’s Sonnets. The evening will be hosted

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Becker. “We are programmed to separate male and female cues and I am an advocate of ‘gender blindness,’’ the act of eliminating gender from our minds.” The portraits will be available for purchase with proceeds benefiting the L.A. LGBT Center Transgender Services. For more information, call 310-360-0466 • • • • • Singer, actress and songwriter Jan Daley presents her new show, Broadway Lights Up The Silver Screen, at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 25 at All Saints’ Church, 504 N. Camden Dr., Beverly Hills. Daley will perform songs from musicals including The Sound of Music, Chicago, Mame, My Fair Lady, The Lion King, Aladdin, The King & I and more. There will also be a special appearance from the All Saints' Choir; and all proceeds benefit the group’s “Pilgrimage to England” this year. Tickets are $25 and available at https://www.allsaintsbh.org/calendar/broadwaylights-up-the-silver-screen/.


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increases from 10-percent annually to three-percent, to keeping a registry of rental stock. They decry relocation fees for no-cause evictions, and object that their rental fees are not market-rate, and need a ten-percent increase annually as a “safety valve,” according to one landlord. Present at the meeting was Fred Sutton, Government Affairs Manager for the Apartment Association of Greater Los Angeles, a chartered affiliate of the National Apartment Association with representation in Washington, D.C. Not present were the hundreds of residents who rent their homes who were unable to attend a meeting in the middle of their work day. Forty emails were read, most from tenants, many stating that they cannot speak without risk of retaliatory eviction from their landlords. Other renters spoke of harassment. One renter said that she had signed a lease the first year, and then was forced to rent month-to-month or be evicted, and given a 10-percent rent increase. The tenant said her landlord then told her on Tuesday that she was getting another retroactive 10-percent rent increase, which is contrary

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to the ordinance. Landlords protested the ordinance, begging for a rollback, at the same time swearing that they had never raised rents 10-percent. Yet again, tenants universally spoke of the 10-percent rent increases. “The community, city council and all interested parties need to be aware that this is not just a financial impact issue, this is a human issue,” said Blumenfeld, who was chair when the commission first took up the rental issue. “This is not just about landlords and what they need to turn a profit; I understand that Beverly Hills is a unique City and that it is a privilege, and not a right to live here, but tenants are residents too, and they make up the majority of the fabric of this community.” One renter, who said his rent increased $4,500 in one year, pointed out that he did not receive a raise of $4,500 each year. “I am not the guarantor of landowner profitability,” he said. “Who is going to rent to a senior on Social Security who has no income,” asked Ramin Zar, who has become a passionate advocate for elderly renters. Words like “draconian,” “sledgehammer,” and “shotgun,” were used repeatedly to describe the ordinance, which was passed as an urgency ordi-

nance to prevent landlords from evicting tenants and raising rents 10-percent en masse prior to the ordinance being passed. “This is a very complex matter and I believe this is more than an economic issue, but a human and community issue,” said Renters and tenants filled the City Hall chambers Thursday morning. Commissioner Courier photo by Victoria Talbot Annette Saleh. would allow for more tenant tions to the issues that address “A home is not a run-of-theinput. We are here to listen to all the factors that need to be mill commodity; it's a basic considered regarding rental human necessity. We cannot the issues,” said Blumenfeld. “There are good landlords increase and relocation fees. stand by and witness the displacement of longtime resi- and good tenants,” said one Landlords were sympathetic to dents or watch valued mem- speaker. “But there are bad ten- the fact that these two issues bers of our community become ants, too.” Landlords described need to be looked at and possistories of loss and wonder what tenants who rent out their bly amended from 2008, but we could have or should have apartments to Airbnb, don’t pay they were resolute that the done. Conversely, landlords rent and take advantage of rent comparable rental ordinance used by Council regarding provide valuable services to controls. There was clearly no con- Santa Monica as an example our community and their consensus and no negotiation from was the incorrect approach,” cerns should be considered.” “Today’s meeting was dis- the landlords, who advocated said Blumenfeld. The commissioners have appointing in that there was an keeping the 10-percent rent extremely disproportionate increases and doing away with been tasked with providing a summary of these comments to number of landlord’s to ten- relocation fees. “What I was looking for the City Council at the Feb. 21 ants, almost 2 to 1. On the other hand, there were many today were more solutions. meeting. They will recommend more tenant emails that came Some provided them, but the that more discussion is needed. in. The commission agreed to majority did not. I am still lookhold after-hour meetings if that ing for input regarding resolu-

Psychiatrist, Author Dr. Daniel Siegel To Discuss Building Resiliency In Children In today’s modern world, resilience—the ability to adapt well to stress, adversity and anxiety—is paramount for children and adults, says Dr. Daniel J. Siegel. The acclaimed psychiatrist, executive director of the Mindsight Institute, and author of three New York Times bestselling books, The Whole-Brain Child, No-Drama Discipline And Brainstorm, will offer insights on the topic in his talk, “Developing a Resilient Mind in Children” from 7-9 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 23 at The Willows Community School, 8509 Higuera St., Culver City.  Siegel offers practical evidencebased ideas that make complicated scientific concepts clear and exciting. His approach highlights a collaborative journey to bring more kindness, compassion and resilience into the world. As Siegel states, “As parents become more aware and emotionally healthy, their children reap the rewards and move toward health as well. That means that integrating and cultivating your own brain is one of the most loving and generous gifts you can give your children.”

Siegel received his medical degree from Harvard University and completed his post-graduate medical education at UCLA with training in pediatrics and child, adolescent, and Dr. Daniel Siegel adult psychiatry. He is also a distinguished fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and recipient of several honorary fellowships. His psychotherapy practice includes children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. He is the author of numerous articles, chapters, and books. His latest book is Mind: A Journey To The Heart Of Being Human. For more information, visit www.dr.dansiegel.com. Siegel’s books will be sold at the event and followed by a signing. This event is free and open to the public. To make the required reservations, visit, www.thewillows.org/Events.

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monary artery in CHLA's catheterization lab before an international audience of cardiologists, watching on a live video feed at the Pediatric and Adult Interventional Cardiac Symposium in Miami. Using the stent that was modified in advance to the same specifications in the model, Ing and his team were able to open up Nate’s right pulmonary artery, with successful results; Nate's oxygen levels improved overnight.

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Almost immediately, Nate saw marked improvement in blood flow, including a drop in blood pressure. Still, in the coming months, he gained little weight and had to grow bigger and stronger before considering another procedure. On Jan. 19, Ing inserted the second, even smaller stent into Nate’s right pul-


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Hall Of Fame Kings Announcer Recovering After Mild Stroke

LADY NORMANS—Pictured: The Beverly Hills High girls soccer team celebrates after winning its first-round playoff game.

With veteran Los Angeles Kings announcer Bob Miller is still recovering from a mild stroke, Ralph Strangis will call the next seven Kings games on Fox Sports West alongside Jim Fox, the team announced Monday. Strangis will call Kings games from Thursday through Feb. 28. The 78-year-old Miller has been the voice of the Kings

since 1973, and is a member of the Southern California Broadcasters Hall of Fame. A press box at Staples Center is named after Miller. Miller suffered a mild stroke Jan. 28 and was treated at USC Keck Hospital. He is recovering at home and "remains in great spirits," according to the team. –– City News Service

Beverly Hills High Girls Soccer Team Wins, Boys Basketball Loses In CIF Playoffs By Matt Lopez The Beverly Hills High girls soccer team got its playoff season off to a successful start Tuesday, in a 1-0 win over La Sierra at BHHS. The win was a “wild card” match in the CIF Southern Section Division 5 playoff bracket. With the victory, BHHS advanced to the first round of play, which began Thursday in a road game at La Sierra, which entered the match with an 117-2 overall record. The results of that game were not available before the

Courier’s press time. Senior Montana Logan scored the lone goal for BHHS (15-5-4) in the win, off an assist from Kayla Shadgoo. Goalkeeper Maytal Sarafian had eight saves and recorded her sixth shutout in her last seven games. The winner of the Beverly Hills-La Sierra game would go on to face the winner of a Western Christian-Hemet firstround game in the second round on Tuesday. Boys basketball The Beverly Hills High boys basketball team saw its

season come to an end Wednesday in a 58-48 firstround CIF playoff loss to Etiwanda at the Swim Gym. Etiwanda entered the game with plenty of momentum, ranked No. 26 in the state by Maxpreps.com, compared to No. 209 for the Normans. The BHHS boys finished the season at 16-11 overall. Girls basketball The Beverly Hills High girls basketball team played Avalon in the first round of the CIF playoffs Thursday in a 5 p.m. tipoff that ended before the Courier's press time.

FLY EAGLES FLY—The Beverly Hills Boys Under 12 All Stars team Eagles won the championship of their bracket at the HauptmanFreeman Classic Tournament last weekend. Pictured (from left), Front: Charlie Wilson, Arturo Figueroa, Joshua Hollander and Gal Cohavy; Middle: Nico Benacchio, Jacob Talassazan, James Bamshad, Goal Keeper Liel Yosian, Chris Kariuki, and Noah Weindling; Back: Coach Paul Kariuki.


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Jack Sweeney, Founder/CEO Of The Former First Regional Bank, Dies At Age 87 By John L. Seitz Jack A. Sweeney, who founded and operated the former First Regional Bank, died Feb. 3 in his Beverly Hills home at age 87. The Pittsburgh native was born Jan. 28, 1930 and became a decorated veteran of the Korean War. He then stared his banking career, first at Farmers and Merchants and then at Union Bank in Beverly Hills. In 1979 Sweeney founded Great American Bank in Century City, which later evolved into First Regional. He also became a major investor and developer in real estate.

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Currently, the new ordinance applies to Chapter 5 and Chapter 6 renters in duplexes and multi-family buildings. “We would like to see renters’ protections in the urgency ordinance extended to all renters,” said Elliot. The current ordinance does not include secondary dwellings or condominium rentals. He would also like to address landlord retaliation and housing affordability in Beverly Hills. The Apartment Association of Greater Los Angeles is a powerful lobby for apartment owners, founded in 1917.

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hooks used on elephants in traveling circuses in Los Angeles, which led to Ringling Bros. halting use of elephants in their shows worldwide). Also authored law in L.A. banning the practice of declawing domestic cats. Koretz also authored an ordinance banning puppy and kitten mills in L.A. Public Safety: – Koretz authored the

His Sweeney Foundation supported music, education, the arts and other charitable causes. He is survived by daughters Cynthia Trice and Patricia Sweeney, and son Steven Sweeney (Julie). His wife Marilyn died in 2013.

Many multi-building rental housing landlords are represented in government by their paid lobbyists. The organization lobbied to fight rent control after WWII, fought it again in 1985, fought the Ellis Act and established themselves as clear advocates for the protection of landlords and their properties. The Beverly Hills Renters’ Alliance is still very new, but it has roots that go back several decades to a man named Herm Schulz, who was a strong advocate for Beverly Hills renters’ rights for several years. To contact the organization, visit www.bhrentersalliance.org.

Administrative Citation Enforcement (ACE) program, which makes it easier for LAPD to write citations for minor and quality of life violations and authored legislation leading to ban on sales of “bath salts” in L.A. ACE is an alternative method of enforcement for violations of the Los Angeles Municipal Code. An administrative citation - a ticket would be issued to a violator in place of a criminal citation or an arrest.

ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE...BUT LUNCH IS NICE TOO!—The Beverly Hills High School PTSA hosted a "Thank you Tuesday" Valentine’s Day lunch on Feb. 14 to let the teachers and staff at BHHS know just how loved they are. Pictured (from left): Dorit Abramov, Mallory Lee, Dagny Dubelko, Jodi Galen, Stephanie Rund and Zarrina Kaufman

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together with their three young boys, Lee, Mark and Andy. “It was the baby boom,” Madeline commented on the trio of sons they conceived in quick succession with two-year spacings. Their Beverly Hills home for the past 57 years, for which they paid $125,000, was just being built at the time they chose to make the purchase. “I thought it would be a very nice place,” she said. ”I really enjoy living in Beverly Hills and am so happy that I did. I just love it; it has a lot to offer.” Shortly after the family moved into Beverly Hills – all three boys attended Hawthorne and Beverly Hills High – Madeline became involved with Hadassah, where she met “some nice young girls” who fast became longtime friends. Together, with several of the ladies, she co-founded a club called the Help Maids, which raised thousands of dollars for the Foundation for the Junior Blind. “We did it for 30 years,” she recounted. “And they’re all gone; I’m the only one left. We’re the only ones left of all our friends.” Morris, who will celebrate his 100th birthday this Thursday – with a grand celebration at the Brentwood Country Club on Saturday – originally moved from Detroit, Michigan to Los Angeles in 1926 at the age of nine with his folks and older brother. At Fairfax High School (a few years ahead of Madeline attending Hamilton High), Morris enjoyed sports, particularly tennis, as well as playing marbles with his buddies.

“I had a big bag of marbles,” he said. “I played a lot of marbles in high school. In high school you used to gamble with marbles. You played for keeps.” It wasn’t until he was stationed at Santa Anita Park racetrack during World War II, however, that he started learning card tricks. All told, he spent three years, four months and 20 days total in the Army stationed in the U.S. and Asia. “It’s something I’ll never forget,” he said. During Morris’ service, Madeline, who had moved with her family from Boston to L.A. in 1923 at the age of three, lived with her mother, working as a bookkeeper and stenographer in a lighting company. She started out making $16 a week, always giving half of her paycheck to her mom. “When I finally got a raise to $45, it was fantastic,” she recounted. After Morris returned home from his service, he went into business with his older brother, who had opened a linen-rental service – Reliable Linen Factory – based on the same model the boys’ father and uncles had operated in Detroit of linen rental and laundry services. Madeline subsequently joined the family business, taking care of much of the office work. Eventually, the brothers branched out, expanding a growing business of renting out butcher aprons (at 15 cents a day), to renting out pants and shirts (at $1 a day). Soon, they had plants in both Bakersfield and Fresno, delivering clean cotton uniforms to places throughout the state, including Nate 'n Al’s. “It was big business,” Morris remarked.

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After selling the business, Morris and Madeline began to enjoy their retirement years, with Madeline becoming active in bridge and golf, and Morris taking an interest in gardening. At one time, the Richmans had 100 orchid plants in the backyard, thanks to Morris’ insatiable green thumb. “He loved to garden,” Madeline said. “He always gave bouquets of flowers to everyone for every occasion.” He also loved to shop wholesale, and would often come home with huge crates of fruit – much more than what the family could consume – and was therefore constantly gifting produce to friends. After more than seven decades of marriage, Madeline and Morris have certainly keyed into the secret of a successful partnership. One ingredient, Madeline swears by, is never going to bed angry. “And respecting one and another’s opinion and letting things go by,” she added. Of course, the two have also had their share of adventure, including that one time when Madeline taught her husband how to dance. Madeline, who has been driving since she was 15 years old (and still continues to drive at 96), still recalls her husband’s very first car – a twoseater with an outside rumble seat that cost him $10. “But then a new battery cost me 10 bucks too,” Morris added. Recounted Madeline: “He had a cousin and we were going to an affair and she was ashamed of being in that car; she wanted to stop a block away, and we didn’t want to so she started crying. And he says, ‘Look at that next car.’ It was Clark Gable and she stopped crying fast.” Of course, the days of the rumble seat car are long gone, as are so many things of the past. “Beverly Hills has grown up like the rest of the country,” Madeline described. ”I loved it when it was like a small town. It was so different in 1960. Life was easier.”


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A N O T H E R B I RT H D AY ! ?

James Jahant

Ali Kasikci

Sir Sidney Poitier

Rod Pingul

Joan Mangum On March 25 at The Saban Theater, Beverly Hills entertainment icon Pat Boone (pictured right), who is celebrating 60 years in show business, will take the stage to sing some of his biggest hits, tell intimate personal stories, and play video and movie clips from an his incredible career. The event is named “Music & Memories,” and will include a Q&A with the audience. He a masterful storyteller with his star status and decades in the business giving him ultimate backstage access to many situations that now make for hilarious, behind the scenes stories.

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BIRTHDAY GREETINGS—Stuart Raffel, Paris Hilton, Rene Russo, Denise Richards, Jim Brown, Hal Holbrook, The Courier’s Matt Lopez, and Lou Diamond Phillips (Feb. 17); Molly Ringwald, Matt Dillon, Cybill Shepherd, John Travolta and Vanna White (Feb 18); Justine Bateman, Jeff Daniels, and Smokey Robinson (Feb. 19); Sandy Duncan, Ali Kasikci, Cindy Crawford, Sir Sidney Poitier, Charles Barkley, and Peter Strauss (Feb. 20); Jennifer Love Hewitt, Tyne Daly, \Kelsey Grammer and Kyle MacLachlan (Feb. 21); Drew Barrymore, and Traude Winik (Feb. 22); Morris Richman HAPPY 100!!, James Jahant, Emily Blunt, Fred Wehba, The Courier’s Rod Pingul, Dakota Fanning and Peter Fonda (Feb. 23).

NEW AUTHOR–Marian Small of Beverly Hills has penned her first book–at age 89–When Johnny Doesn’t Come Marching Home as a tribute to her father’s service in World War I. She will be honored at Spago next Thursday by the Los Angeles Chapter of the Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge.

SUPERSTAR LEGENDS–From the early 1960s, two of the music industry’s major players and both Beverly Hills’ residents, Elvis Presley (left) and Pat Boone, chat it up before a concert. Photo from Pat Boone Enterprises

Just think somebody with the name of Elvis was originally Pat’s opening act. To that, add Ann Margret–a former co-star, Ozzy Osborne–a former neighbor, Alice Cooper–a golfing buddy, Frank Sinatra–a pal– and the list goes on and on. Pat sold 45 million records worldwide with 13 gold singles, two gold and a platinum album, starred in 15 movies and has three stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The recent Pat Boone: Duets album features him with the crème dela crème of the American Songbook, from Ella Fitzgerald to Nat “King” Cole, Connie Francis, Andy Williams, and even Shirley, his wife of six decades. For the special collection Pat has hand-picked 13 neverbefore-released recordings from The Pat Boone Chevy Showroom, a variety series on ABC-TV from 1957-1960. He will be on-hand to autograph the limited run of vinyl records on sale after the show. Should be a wonderful evening and bring back many memorable memories. For ticket info go to http://sabanconcerts.com. ****** First-time Beverly Hills author Marian Small has written a highly praised tribute to her father’s service in World War I. In fact the 89-year old’s book When Johnny Doesn’t Come Marching Home has been said to do for the memory of WW I what Tom Brokaw’s The Greatest Generation did for WW II. Written as a memoir of her dad, this pays tribute to the generation that fought in the trenches and on the battlefields of what has been called the “forgotten war.”

Employing an inherited cache of her father’s letters home, his diary of the war, and voluminous family and historic photographs, Small has scrupulously created a narrative rich in vivid, sometimes heartbreaking detail of Sgt. John Small’s experiences on the front lines and as a returning wounded veteran. As a young man touched with the “spirit of adventure,” John R. Small enlisted at age 20 in the Ohio National Guard in 1916. He was first sent to Gen. John J. Pershing’s command on the Texas/Mexican border in pursuit of the legendary bandit Pancho Villa. When America entered World War I, in 1917, Small was mustered into the Army, promoted to sergeant and sent to France a year later. Among his personal possessions was a diary given to him by his wife, Mary. He made almost daily entries during his time witnessing and enduring the horrors of the war. Small was severely wounded by a high explosive during the Meuse-Argonne campaign with his legs badly mangled. After six months in hospitals in France, he was sent home. Although John Small’s story took place nearly 100 years ago, it is still relevant today as American troops continue to be deployed in harm’s way. The book is certain to appeal to military history buffs, veterans, their families and friends, and those who enjoy a compelling tale. Marian Small was born in Cleveland and worked in Detroit and Florida before moving to Beverly Hills where she became active in such organizations as National Arts, League for Children, Daughters of the American Revolution, and the Rotary Club. She will be saluted next Thursday (Feb. 23) at Spago by the Los Angeles chapter of the Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge, which will present her with the “George Washington Honor Medal.” When she reaches her 90th birthday in April, the centennial of World War I will have begun for which her When Johnny Doesn’t Come Marching Home will be a fitting reminder.

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Desert Roundup When the invitation says “black tie or creative formal attire,” you have to expect some out-of-the-ordinary sights. Like the gentleman who wore a full-length, semibackless, black sequined Bob Mackie creation and loving it; or the several men who turned their dinner jackets into mobile works of art, a stark contrast to the Scot who proudly wore his traditional dagger on top of his kilt. True, there were more conventionallydressed guests among the 1,500 attendees at the 23rd Annual Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards, but these were the ones having the most fun. Held in the Palm Springs Convention Center, the gala is a production of Desert Aids Projects (DAP), which for the past 30 years was, and continues to be, a provider of hope, support and compassionate care for individuals living with HIV/AIDS. Before he passed away, Steve Chase was a muchloved AIDS activist and the gala, named in his honor, is DAP’s major fundraiser. Providing the entertainment were the legendary Pointer Sisters, plus the duo La Bouche which had an enthusiastic crowd up and dancing at the foot of the stage Today, the nationally-recognized “DAP Total Care” provides medical, dental, behavioral health and social services , treating more than 3,600 clients. While the fight to eradicate HIV/ AIDS continues, DAP CEO David B r i n k m a n announced the o r g a n i z a t i o n ’s promotion of a “90-90-90 strategy” to end AIDS in the Coachella Valley. This strategy provides that by 2020, 90-percent David Brinkman of all people living with HIV will know their status; 90-percent with diagnosed HIV infection will receive sustained antiretroviral therapy; and 90-percent receiving antiretroviral therapy will have viral suppression. In a new designation I have not seen before, Patrick Jordan, David Morgan and Suzanne Quardt, MD were dubbed “returning co-chairs,” and deservedly so. But it was the “Partners for Life Award” honoring the legacy of Elizabeth Taylor and presented Barry Manilow which garnered the most attention, and was accepted by two of her grandchildren. Eisenhower Medical Center received the “Science & Medicine Award,” accepted by its President/CEO G. Aubrey Serfling and Executive V.P./COO Martin J. Massiello. Last in the evening’s program, but certainly not last in importance, philanthropist Barbara Keller, received the “100 Women Award” in recognition of her work with the DAP auxiliary from Barbara Boxer. More information about how to help eradicate HIV/AIDS is at www.desertaidsproject.org.


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term on the City Council, is an independent thinker who has never been afraid to speak her mind, whether or not anyone else agrees with her. We appreciate Krasne’s desire to push the City forward technologically, as she has made upgrading Beverly Hills’ aging infrastructure one of her top priorities if re-elected. She pledges to press Edison, AT&T and Spectrum to upgrade all their existing infrastructure in Beverly Hills, and will push to have all the City’s utilities placed underground. Krasne, who makes her phone number publicly available for residents to call her, is a steadfast champion for transparency at City Hall and a strong supporter of new Police Chief Sandra Spagnoli and her department, having recently voted in favor of a 10 percent salary increase. (Editors Note: The Courier notes that this barely covers the benefits that the members of the force now must assume themselves under the new agreement). Krasne, who has long been a leader in keeping 2-hour free parking in the City, always has inventive ideas for dealing with traffic concerns, which are now more prevalent than ever in the City. Krasne is suggesting implementing a DASH-type shuttle system, in addition to working with adjoining cities to synchronize traffic signals to avoid congestion. While we have endorsed only one candidate for the three open seats on the City Council, we trust the residents of this City to vote for whomever they choose to fill the open seats. However, after face-toface meetings with each candidate last week, our Editorial Board decided it would not endorse any other candidates for the following reasons:

Frances Bilak Bilak, a longtime Beverly Hills resident and child of Holocaust survivors is on her first term as a Recreation & Parks Commissioner, is running on a platform focused around making the City “more livable and usable” and aims to create more open space and better maintain the City’s parks. We appreciate the time Bilak has volunteered to serve the commission, but during her Editorial Board meeting she simply did not present the level

of knowledge we believe is required to tackle some of the City’s most complex issues. She did not know the present amount of the City’s unfunded liabilities and did not seem to have a sound understanding of Beverly Hills' current pension quagmire – which results in mounting expenses – or how to pull the City out of it. If Bilak is not elected, we hope she continues to serve on a City commission to further hone her obvious skills for the future, but at this time we don’t believe she possesses the answers needed to solve the City’s biggest problems.

Eliot Finkel Finkel, the City Treasurer, has a vast history in Beverly Hills politics that includes time on the Public Works Commission and heading the Budget Review Committee. That experience is important, but it isn’t always a good thing for the future viability of Beverly Hills. Finkel has expressed a strong opposition to an ordinance passed in August that gave the City Council hiring and firing oversight on City department heads, calling it a “terrible idea." Finkel told the Courier, and has said publicly, that he believes the City Council interferes too much with City Manager Mahdi Aluzri and the various department heads at City Hall. Finkel told us he is “not a micromanager” and would support pulling back on those restrictions on City staff. The Courier strongly disagrees. As seen with Parcels 12 & 13, oversight and public scrutiny on City staff is vital to make sure City Hall is operating for the benefit of the residents. The City Council is Beverly Hills’ governing body and if elected, Finkel must accept the responsibility that comes with it and realize that the buck stops with him. In his campaign material, Finkel has taken credit for “[directing] the City finances and investment policies which helped the City … increase the City’s reserves by 270 percent from $218 million to $567 million.” The fact is that financial decisions with City funds are made at the direction of the City Council, and then carried out by the City Treasurer. Most troubling for Finkel is his endorsement from former Police Chief Dave Snowden –

who retired from the City in disgrace in 2015 after introducing the EBI fiasco to the City. The endorsement is front and center in Finkel’s latest mailer, and grossly undermines Chief Sandra Spagnoli, who is working hard to pick up the pieces and charge ahead by fixing a department that was in disarray when she took over. Finkel has served the City for many years, but he’s not the right choice going forward for the City Council.

Les Friedman Friedman, an attorney, is a longtime resident and current Traffic and Parking Commissioner. His wife of 41 years, Simone, is on the Recreation & Parks Commission. Friedman seems to have a solid understanding of issues affecting the City, specifically traffic mitigation. Friedman has made dealing with increasing traffic frustrations a central issue of his campaign. In addition, Friedman stresses increased fiscal responsibility and government transparency. When it comes to how to solve the problems facing Beverly Hills, however, Friedman didn’t “wow” our Editorial Board enough with any of his proposed solutions. Given Les and Simone’s track record on their respective commissions, it would not surprise us to see Les serve the City well if elected, but we have not heard enough to endorse him for the 2017 election.

Vera Markowitz Markowitz is a longtime resident and community leader who is attempting to make her first foray into politics with this election. One of the major changes she has proposed is converting Rodeo Drive into a walking promenade over the next decade. We found that Markowitz spoke in platitudes too often about core issues facing the City. She has pledged to “end

divisive rhetoric gripping City politics” and told the Courier’s editorial board that on difficult issues, she wants to “bring everyone to the table to discuss solutions.” These all seem great on paper, but are often – especially in local politics – not enough to get the job done. What is needed to get the job done are hard decisions that may not always be well-received, but that are needed to make positive change. We are not yet convinced and that is why we could not endorse her right now. Markowitz is clearly wellliked in the community and we hope she continues to stay engaged and involved, but we feel this may not be the right time for her to serve on the City Council.

John Mirisch Mirisch is a nearly lifelong resident who, like Krasne, is running for a third term on the City Council. Mirisch has been a staunch proponent of fiscal responsibility, transparency with City staff and cultural preservation within the City. He can generally be trusted to take an independent vote on issues of concern to the residents that benefits them, rather than line the City’s coffers. We cannot make an endorsement of Mirisch, however, because his actions during the Measure HH campaign are still too fresh in our minds. That election is over, and the voters made their decision, but an Editorial Board that includes three women cannot forget about his public treatment of Hilton spokesperson Marie Garvey, whom he insinuated would do anything for money – insulting her motives in public – writing that there are “a few choice English words for what that makes her.” His public treatment of many involved in that campaign was both unnecessary and unbecoming of someone in his position. There are also still unanswered questions about his involvement with the Wanda Group – including his meetings with Wanda executives while failing to disclose who paid for his trip to Beijing and hotel stay – and why he pushed through the City Council’s review of the One Beverly Hills project at a special meeting on Election Day in November, when public turnout would be

February 17, 2017 | Page 23 perhaps at its lowest. The fact is that aside from that contentious election, the Courier and Mirisch are on the same page on issues more often than not, and we hope that if re-elected, he continues to push for fiscal responsibility and holding City staffers and department heads accountable for their actions, as he has done in the past. That version of John Mirisch is one who can be an asset to the City of Beverly Hills, and if re-elected we hope that is the one we see every other Tuesday on the City Council dais, using more tolerant words for those he addresses. However, it is for the aforementioned reasons that we cannot give Mirisch an endorsement.

Robert Wunderlich Wunderlich is a brilliant man, a longtime economist and more recently has been serving as Director of the Metropolitan Water District representing Beverly Hills. He holds degrees from Columbia, Harvard and UCLA. Wunderlich is running on a platform of fiscal responsibility, supporting public safety, and transparency. Following in Krasne’s footsteps, he has made his cell phone number publicly available to residents. Our editorial board was impressed with Wunderlich’s knowledge, but as with Markowitz, we felt that he often spoke in platitudes about issues facing the City without providing concrete plans on how to fix them. Trying to be everyone’s friend doesn’t always benefit Beverly Hills. There is no denying that Wunderlich would bring a fresh perspective to the City Council, and it wouldn’t surprise our Editorial Board in the least to see that Wunderlich, if elected, is a fine City Councilmember who makes smart, informed decisions, but at this time we had a few too many questions about his political experience to make an endorsement. For official campaign material on each candidate, visitthe City’s website:: http://www.beverlyhills.org/cit ygovernment/electioninformation/meetthe2017candidates/.


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–––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2017007700 The following is/are doing business as: WC THREAT 970 S. Village Oaks Dr. Ste. 208 Covina, CA 91724; 1) Emanuel Butler 16222 Montbrook Street, La Puente, CA 91744; 2) Larry E. Humphreys 20926 Black Stallion Drive, Covina, CA 91724; The business is conducted by: AN UNICORPORATED ASSOCIATION OTHER THAN A PARTNERSHIP, registrant(s) has begun to transact business under the name(s) listed on January 2017: Emanuel Butler, Partner: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: January 10, 2017; Published: January 27, February 3, 10, 17, 2017 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2017021931 The following is/are doing business as: 1) DADS HELP DADS 2) DADS HELPING DADS 970 S. Village Oaks Dr. Ste. 208 Covina, CA 91724; 1) Emanuel Butler 16222 Montbrook Street, La Puente, CA 91744; 2) Larry E. Humphreys 20926 Black Stallion Drive, Covina, CA 91724; 3) Phillip C. Humphreys 9217 Olive Street, Bellflower, CA 90706; 4) Lawrence R. Sims 3871 Don Tomaso Dr. #2, Los Angeles, CA 90008 ;The business is conducted by: AN UNICORPORATED ASSOCIATION OTHER THAN A PARTNERSHIP, registrant(s) has begun to transact business under the name(s) listed on January 2017: Emanuel Butler, Partner: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: January 26, 2017; Published: February 3, 10, 17, 24, 2017 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2017018689 The following is/are doing business as: 1) BROOKLINE MUSIC PUBLISHING 2) SYLVIA BROOKS MUSIC 4182 N. Viking Way #216, Long Beach, CA 90808; Sylvia Brooks 4182 N. Viking Way #216, Long Berach, CA 90808; The business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL, registrant(s) has NOT begun to transact business under the name(s) listed: Sylvia Brooks, Owner: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: January 24, 2017; Published: January 27, February 03, 10, 17, 2017 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2017014158 The following is/are doing business as: 1) OR HASHALOM 2) OR SHARGA 10848 Missouri Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90025; Temple Yesod 855 S. Wooster St. #206, Los Angeles, CA 90035; The business is conducted by: A CORPORATION, registrant(s) has begun to transact business under the name(s) listed 2001: David Mokhtar, President: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: January 19, 2017; Published: January 27, February 03, 10, 17, 2017 LACC N/C ––––––

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2017014159 The following is/are doing business as: BEVERLY HILLS DENTISTRY 8920 Wilshire Blvd. #701, Beverly Hills, CA 90211; Center For Sleep Health and Wellness 8920 Wilshire Blvd. #701, Beverly Hills, CA 90211; The business is conducted by: CORPORATION, A registrant(s) has begun to transact business under the name(s) listed November 14, 2016: Michele L. Frawley, Secretary: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: January 19, 2017; Published: January 27, February 03, 10, 17, 2017 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2017014160 The following is/are doing business as: 1) BEVERLY HILLS REALTY ADVISORS 2) NNN PROPERTY TEAM 439 N. Canon Dr. #Penthouse, Beverly Hills, CA 90210; Charles Hoffer Fedding 439 N. Canon Dr. #Penthouse, Beverly Hills, CA 90210; Gary Aminoff 439 N. Canon Dr. #Penthouse, Beverly Hills, CA 90210; The business is conducted by: A GENERAL PARTNERSHIP, registrant(s) has begun to transact business under the name(s) listed January 01, 2017: Gary Aminoff, Partner: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: January 19, 2017; Published: January 27, February 03, 10, 17, 2017 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2017014161 The following is/are doing business as: VERSAILLES RESTAURANT 10319 Venice Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90034; Mayabeque Inc. 10319 Venice Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90034; The business is conducted by: CORPORATION, A registrant(s) has begun to transact business under the name(s) listed 1991: Jovan Garcia, President and CEO: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: January 19, 2017; Published: January 27, February 03, 10, 17, 2017 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2017014162 The following is/are doing business as: 1) STUDIO 326 2) PATIENT 49 225 N. Crescent Dr. #326, Beverly Hills, CA 90210; Shari Able 225 N. Crescent Dr. #326, Beverly Hills, CA 90210; The business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL, registrant(s) has NOT begun to transact business under the name(s) listed: Shari Able, Owner: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: January 19, 2017; Published: January 27, February 03, 10, 17, 2017 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2017014744 The following is/are doing business as: 1) ECOMED ECOLOGY IN MEDICINE 2) WE CREATURES: METAPHORS MYTHS, HEALTH SCIENCE 3) THE ARTSY POETS 8726 Amestoy Ave., Sherwood Forest, CA 91325; Diana Cirillo Wilson 8726 Amestoy Ave., Sherwood Forest, CA 91325; The business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL, registrant(s) has begun to transact business under the name(s) listed July 2014: Diana Cirillo Wilson, Owner: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: January 19, 2017; Published: January 27, February 03, 10, 17, 2017 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2017016130 The following is/are doing business as: ROYAL GOURMET 8151 Santa Monica Blvd. #B, West Hollywood, CA 90046; Royal Gourmet Deli Corporation 8151 Santa Monica Blvd. #B,

West Hollywood, CA 90046; The business is conducted by: A CORPORATION, registrant(s) has begun to transact business under the name(s) listed September 1998: Oleg Atroshenko, Treasurer: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: January 20, 2017; Published: January 27, February 03, 10, 17, 2017 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2017016132 The following is/are doing business as: TRAKTIR 8151 Santa Monica Blvd. #B, West Hollywood, CA 90046; Royal Gourmet Deli Corporation 8151 Santa Monica Blvd. #B, West Hollywood, CA 90046; The business is conducted by: A CORPORATION, registrant(s) has begun to transact business under the name(s) listed September 2001: Oleg Atroshenko, Treasurer: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: January 20, 2017; Published: January 27, February 03, 10, 17, 2017 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2017026023 The following is/are doing business as: SFP 8950 W. Olympic Blvd. #121, Beverly Hills, CA 90211; Samuel Friedman 8950 W. Olympic Blvd. #149, Beverly Hills, CA 90211; The business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL, registrant(s) has NOT begun to transact business under the name(s) listed: Judy Friedman Rudzki (As Power of Attorney For Samuel Friedman, Principal/Owner): Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: February 01, 2017; Published: February 10, 17, 24, March 03, 2017 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2017026024 The following is/are doing business as: KW COMMERCIAL 439 N. Canon Dr. #300, Beverly Hills, CA 90210; Forward Beverly Hills Inc. 439 N. Canon Dr. #300, Beverly Hills, CA 90210; The business is conducted by: A CORPORATION, registrant(s) has begun to transact business under the name(s) listed January 17, 2017: David Bailey, Owner/CEO: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: February 01, 2017; Published: February 10, 17, 24, March 03, 2017 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2017026025 The following is/are doing business as: LORI FIENBERG INTERIOR DESIGN 158 N. Le Doux Rd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211; Lori Fienberg 158 N. Le Doux Rd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211; The business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL, registrant(s) has begun to transact business under the name(s) listed February 23, 2010: Lori Fienberg, Owner: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: February 01, 2017; Published: February 10, 17, 24, March 03, 2017 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2017026026 The following is/are doing business as: LADIES OF THE OCEAN 1440 S. Rexford Dr. #306, Los Angeles, CA 90035; Andrea Rubin 1440 S. Rexford Dr. #306, Los Angeles, CA 90035; The business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL, registrant(s) has begun to transact business under the name(s) listed March 2012: Andrea Rubin, Owner: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: February 01, 2017; Published: February 10, 17, 24, March 03, 2017 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2017038417 The following is/are doing business as: CEPS1 8950 Olympic

Blvd. #121, Beverly Hills, CA 90211; Canon Equity Partners, LLC 8950 Olympic Blvd. #121, Beverly Hills, CA 90211; Schindler Johnson Family Trust 511 Toyopa Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90272; The business is conducted by: A GENERAL PARTNERSHIP, registrant(s) has NOT begun to transact business under the name(s) listed: Lewis Rudzki, Partner: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: February 14, 2017; Published: February 17, 24, March 03, 10, 2017 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2017031725 The following is/are doing business as: THE WOODS COCKTAIL LOUNGE 1533 N. La Brea, Los Angeles, CA 90028; Craig Trager 1533 N. La Brea, Los Angeles, CA 90028; The business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL, registrant(s) has begun to transact business under the name(s) listed July 12, 2012: Craig Trager, Owner: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: February 08, 2017; Published: February 17, 24, March 03, 10, 2017 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2017038418 The following is/are doing business as: SEASON 3 USA 7711 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90046; Nikolai Nalu 7711 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90046; The business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL, registrant(s) has NOT begun to transact business under the name(s) listed: Nikolai Nalu, Owner: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: February 14, 2017; Published: February 17, 24, March 03, 10, 2017 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2017035148 The following is/are doing business as: 1) HCR BEVERLY HILLS 2) JUDGMENT COLLECTION CALIFORNIA 9465 Wilshire Blvd. #300, Beverly Hills, CA 90212; Andrew Larson 9465 Wilshire Blvd. #300, Beverly Hills, CA 90212; The business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL, registrant(s) has begun to transact business under the name(s) listed June 2016: Andrew Larson, Owner: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: February 10, 2017; Published: February 17, 24, March 03, 10, 2017 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2017029526 The following is/are doing business as: L.O.V.E. LADIES OPERATING VERY EFFECTIVELY 3621 Kalsman Dr. #3, Los Angeles, CA 90016; Beatrice Dianne Shorte 3621 Kalsman Dr. #3, Los Angeles, CA 90016; The business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL, registrant(s) has NOT begun to transact business under the name(s) listed: Beatrice Dianne Shorte, Owner: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: February 03, 2017; Published: February 17, 24, March 03, 10, 2017 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2017033118 The following is/are doing business as: RED TOP MOBILITY SCOOTER CO. 510 Stonewood Dr. Beverly Hills, CA 90210; Mark Selko 510 Stonewood Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210; Earl Bagley 510 Stonewood Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210; The business is conducted by: A GENERAL PARTNERSHIP, registrant(s) has begun to transact business under the name(s) listed February 2017: Mark Selko, Partner: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: February 08, 2017; Published: February 17, 24, March 03, 10, 2017 LACC N/C

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Top Flr. 2 Bd.+1 Ba. Remodeled including bath, newer kitchen, hrwd. flrs., living room, formal dining room, new w/d, garage parking.

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2 BEDROOM /2 BATHS

2 BEDROOMS, 3 BATHROOMS For Lease $7,950/Mo

Breathtaking unobstructed views South Tower Quiet Location Separated Bedrooms Lots of Closets. Renovated Kitchen Jumbo Balcony. Hardwood Floors

2 Combined Corner Units, 270º Jetliner Views: Ocean, Downtown, Golf Course+ Mtns. 4-Prkg., Hi-Ceiling, 800sf. Master Suite, Huge Kitchen/Family Rms.

Century Park East #106 $4,250 • 1+1 +2 Patios

Remodeled Corner, Beautiful Setting Under Trees w/ 480sf. Outdoor. Furnished or Not.

2220 Ave. of Stars #204

1 Bed+2 Bath • $4,000 Lease • $699,000 Sale

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1 BEDROOM /1 BATH PENTHOUSE $2,950/MONTH

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PRIME BEVERLYWOOD 1467 Rexford Drive

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8544 BURTON WAY 2 Bd.+Den+21/2 Ba. ••••••••• Call 310/273-6770 Lrg. unit. balcony, walk-in closet, or 213/444-8865 central air, intercom or 310/734-7263 entry, laundry facility,

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Close to Cedars, Beverly Center 2541/2 S. Lasky Dr. restaurants, shopping & transportation. Lrg 2 Bdrm.+1 Bath

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Olympic Blvd. 2nd flr. front unit. Near Roxbury Park Hrwd. flrs., hi-ceilings, BEVERLY HILLS 218 S. Tower Dr. living rm., dining rm., 3 Bdrm.+11/2 Bath • • Lower front unit, hrwd. great closet space, eat- • • 1 Bd. +1 Ba. • • •• ••• CENTURY PARK EAST flrs, refrigerator, stove, in kitch/office, covered • NEWLY REMODELED 2 BD. + DEN + 2.5 BA. $2,950/mo to $5,495/mo. dishwasher, w/d hook- prkg., w/d hook-ups. • • $2,950/Month Old World Charm! In a full service building. 2,200 Sq. Ft. Marble entry, ups, mini-blinds. Cat OK. Bright, intercom entry, Charming PARK PLACE CHARMING 6-UNIT BLDG. Newly stained kitchen cabinets with granite counter, fridge, stove, laundry fac. Mediterranean 4-plex $4,300/mo. to $5,500/mo. Beautifully Restored. new engineered wood flooring and high-end mohawk C OMPASS GOLD PROP. CLOSE TO RESTAURANTS $3,500/Month & SHOPPING. carpets. Three big balconies w/beautiful south view CENTURY TOWERS Marty: 310/293-2205

and 2 car valet parking. 2220 Ave. of Stars #1805 $7,950 • 2+4 • 3,000sf.

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352 S. MAPLE DRIVE

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$4,750/Month 213/407-4848

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439 S. LE DOUX

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with parking. Please call for price

Call Catherine to schedule a viewing at (310) 482-8699

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*CENTURY CITY** W E S T L . A . W E S T W O O D 2220 S. Beverly Glen 12333 TeXaS Ave. 1380 Midvale Ave.

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BEVERLY HILLS

Character & Charm! LARGE 2 BDRM, 2 BA. Glass Fireplace Newly Remodeled. with Bamboo, Stainless New hardwood flrs., Steel Appliances, Washer granite counters, and Dryer in unit, Pool, stainless steel appl., 2 Parking, A/C units. alcove fireplace, By appointment only fridge, laundry facility, gated parking, intercom Call 310/425-9070 entry, WiFi and more.

•• • • • • • • • • • 2 Bd.+Den+2 Ba. • • • Large balcony • overlooking pool •

•• 1 Bd.+1 Ba. •• •• •• • •• •

WiFi, pool, elevator, Control access, pool, intercom-entry, on-site controlled access, on- dishwasher, elevator, laundry, parking. on-site laundry sight laundry, parking. 310/826-4600 and parking. Close to U.C.L.A.

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310/473-1509

• WESTWOOD • Spacious 3830 Vinton Ave. 10933 Rochester Ave. 2 Bdrm+1 Bath • 2 Bdrm. + 2 Bath • Laundry facility, • SINGLE •

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CLOSE TO RESTAURANTS Brentwood Village & SHOPPING. Grand Opening 310/531-3992

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Hardwood flrs., central air, pool, elevator, on-site laundry, intercom entry. 320 N. La Peer Dr.

• 310/246-0290 • C LOSE TO S HOPS & D INING

310 S. Sherbourne Dr. 2 Bdrm.+2 Bath Newly Remodeled. Balcony, hardwood flrs., elevator, controlled access pool, on-site laundry, parking.

213/385-4751

————–––– ————–––– — 1433 Brockton Ave. — CULVER CITY

parking. ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ •• • Jr. Executive • • •• • 310/552-8064 • Close to shopping, dining & Spacious a/c, fireplace, Pool, sauna, BRENTWOOD Rooftop jacuzzi transportation. pool, controlled access, intercom entry, The Carlton with panoramic Please Call: elevator, on-site laundry fac., prkg. 11666 Goshen Ave. city views. 310/479-0700 ( • ) ( • ) laundry, parking. (•)(•)(•) • Free WiFi Access • All Utilities Paid. Very Spacious BRENTWOOD 310/473-5061

WiFi, central air/heat, 1 Bdrm. 1 Bath + fireplace, balcony, Bright unit. controlled access, pool, elevator, parking, Dishwasher, On-site Old World Charm! laundry, parking. laundry facility. Bright, intercom entry, 310/312-9871 Close to fridge, stove, laundry fac. Shopping & Dining in Brentwood Village.

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BRENTWOOD ’s

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310/247-8689 ances, hardwood floors Close to Cedars Sinai, throughout, some units Shops, Transportation w/ skylights+high ceilings.

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550 Veteran Ave. ••••• • 2 Bd. + 2 Ba. • • SINGLE ••••• Very spacious, granite counters, microwave, intercom entry, on-sight laundry, parking & WiFi. Very close to UCLA & Westwood Village. 310/208-5166

310/841-2367

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WILSHIRE CORRIDOR

1134 N. SYCAMORE AV.

10530-10540 Wilshire Bl.

• 1 Bd.+1 Ba.

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Newly Remodeled • 1 Bd.+1 Ba. • Great Views • 2 B d . + 1 B a . • Great views, controlled access, balcony, ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ elevator, lrg. pool, prkg, on-sight laundry. Luxury Living with valet, lush garden H IKING IN R UNYON C ANYON , H OLLYWOOD surrounding pool, B OWL /N IGHTLIFE . • WESTWOOD • gym, elevator, etc. 323/467-8172 10933 Rochester Ave. Hardwood flrs., granite 2 Bdrm. + 2 Bath ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ counters, dishwasher, H O L LY W O O D central air, balcony, 1769-1775 Jr. Executive laundry facility. N. Sycamore Av. Spacious a/c, fireplace, • Free WiFi • • • • • • pool, controlled access, Call: 310/470-4474 • S i n g l e laundry fac., prkg. •

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• Bachelor • • Free WiFi Access • LAFAYETTE PARK Controlled access, 310/473-5061 12424 TeXaS Ave. Health club, wifi, sauna, laundry facility. BEVERLY HILLS B R E N T W O O D heated pool, controlled • 2 Bd. + 2 Ba. • Close To U.C.L.A. 274 LAFAYETTE PARK PL. Utilities Included. S PA C I O U S U N I T. 443 S. Oakhurst Dr. 11730 SUNSET BLVD. acess, parking. 1 Bdrm.+1 Bath 323/851-3790 WESTWOOD 2nd floor, • • • 424/272-6596 • Single.+1 Bath N EWLY REMODELED 1 Bd. + 10905 Ohio Ave. Den + 2 Ba. • • on-site laundry, Close to Brentwood •••••• •••••• • •• • • Village, Restaurants, covered parking, Granite counter tops, stain• • • • Jr. Executive • • • UCLA, Mt. Saint Mary’s, controlled access. • • • • •2 Bd.+2 Ba.• • less steel appliances, • • 1 Bdrm.+1 Bath • & Transportation. •• air conditioned, new • 310/442-8265 • ••••••• B R I G H T & S PA C I O U S • 1 Bd.+1 Ba. • hrwd. flrs., designer • BRENTWOOD • W E S T L . A . • Rooftop pool, B E V E R LY H I L L S Single • • finishes, balcony, ceiling • 922 S. Barrington Av. LIVING. deck, central air, • •

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Close to transportation.

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BEVERLY HILLS

Chairman 2014 Paula Kent Meehan President & Publisher Marcia Wilson Hobbs ****** Senior Editor John L. Seitz Special Sections Editor Stephen P. Simmons

LETTER TO THE EDITOR My husband David Leavitt and I bought our property on Rodeo Drive in 1960, built our home and have lived in it since October 1961. As you might expect, our property has increased in value over 100-percent since we were lucky enough to buy it and move into Beverly Hills. When we were married in 1956, David's law practice had always been located between Doheny and Roxbury and Olympic and Santa Monica. Of course, he paid his business taxes to the City from 1956 until about three years ago when he retired. Nevertheless, now that we are senior citizens, life in Beverly Hills has become more and more difficult. Like so many seniors, we live on a fixed income and do not have the resources we had when David's law practice was thriving. We certainly could not afford to move into Beverly Hills today. Unlike so many of your newer residents, we do not have millions of dollars to buy a home, pay the current rate of property taxes, or even keep up with the newer expenses imposed by the City. The City Council has given little thought to its citizens who moved here as young adults -maybe 40-60 years ago–under much different financial obligations than have evolved over the years. So, if a family can no longer afford to live in our wonderful City, why don't they just sell their home and move on? The home two doors from me–older than mine (and, I don't think) not nearly as nice, sold recently for $6.3 million. If we sold our house for the same amount, my capital gains tax at 40-percent would be more than $2.5 million. After my mortgage was paid, commissions and other costs of sale, I could not buy another nice home in a less expensive part of Beverly Hills (with a yard–which means so much to us) and would have to move away. My husband has dementia. He still recognizes our street, our house, our yard and our dogs. I won't take that away from him. But the struggle is enormous. A few years ago, I appeared before the City Council to protest a water bill of over $3,000! It turned out we had an undetected underground leak. Although the City had equipment that informed it of a “spike” in usage right away, we were never informed, and the bill was allowed to reach unheard of proportions before we realized what had happened. After threats of lawsuits and turning off our water, the City Council worked out a settlement. While we had to pay more than $1,800 on the bill, the council advised the water department that it must advise residents as soon as there is a spike in the water bill. I have no knowledge as to whether the department follows that edict or not. Now, however, we are faced with "penalties" in huge amounts if we run over our quota for water. If we want a deduction, we need to file an appeal, have no opportunity to appear nor speak to a live person, and have to abide by what the “powers that be” decide to do. When my husband had his law practice (which I managed for 40+ years), we'd leave the house all day, and the children left for school. We didn’t use much water–nor any of the other utilities. Now that David is in a wheelchair, we are home all day, everyday. We have caregivers 13 hours a day, must run our washing machine and dryer daily for his bedding and clothes, plus additional towels from his showers, etc. (And our regular use of water, as well.) Our house is under 3000 square feet. We do not have a swimming pool, a spa, a sauna, nor anything except what any house (in or out of Beverly Hills) must have. Our backyard is dirt. We don't water the lawn. Our Beverly Hills utility bill is about $150 more than it was last year for the same time period–plus–if we use “too much water,” we will be charged a huge penalty! Something is definitely wrong here.

My gas bill for December was $328. For the same time period in 2013, it was $164. Remember, I don't have a Beverly Hills mansion. Ours is a one-story house. A few days ago, a representative for the gas company told me it has a discount rate for consumers with sick family members in their home. At least it has some understanding and is sending me an application. And the electric bill. Well, that’s something else. I had to go through two appeals to have a penalty in excess of $2,000 removed. It has fluctuated between $300 to $600 a month in the last several years, depending upon the season. Now, it is close to $1,000 or more, per month. When you have lived in a home for many, many years, you don’t have “energy efficient appliances,” and most of us, cannot afford to change our lights to LED, buy new washers and dryers, refrigerators, freezers, ovens, TVs etc. in order to bring the cost of the electric bill down. Nobody in the Beverly Hills City government has thought about their 50-year residents, and how to help the ones who are having such a struggle just trying to stay here. What if it was your parents or your grandparents in this situation? Wouldn’t you try to find a way to help them instead of penalizing them for being here such a long time? What I’d like to know from all the City Council candidates, is if have any interest in helping the senior citizens of Beverly Hills, so they can enjoy the time left to them as much as possible, without additional worries about having their utilities turned off because they can’t pay imposed penalties, and higher and higher fees. I’d love to hear from any of the candidates who will address this letter. Aileen Leavitt

POLICE BLOTTER

These crimes have been reported this week by BHPD. Streets indicated by block numbers. Losses (when known) are in brackets.

ASSAULTS 02/07 400 N. Rexford Dr. 02/07 300 N. Rodeo Dr. 02/07 200 Moreno Dr. 02/10 400 N. Doheny Dr. 02/10 8600 Wilshire Blvd. ]02/12 300 N. Canon Dr. BURGLARIES 02/06 9600 Wilshire Blvd. 02/09 300 N. Oakhurst Dr. ($50) 02/09 400 S. La Peer Dr. ($20,600) 02/09 9500 Wilshire Blvd.. ($690) 02/10 200 S. Stanley Dr. ($25,000) 02/11 200 S. Stanley Dr. 02/11 N. Rodeo Dr./Park Way ($2,000) 02/11 N. Rodeo Dr./S. Santa Monica Bl. ($630) 02/12 700 N. Rexford Dr. ($100) 02/12 500 N. Rodeo Dr. ($3,500) 02/12 500 N. Rodeo Dr. ($3,620) 02/12 Park Way/N. Beverly Dr. ($1,600) 02/12 Park Way/N. Beverly Dr. ($505) GRAND THEFTS 01/01 600 N. Elm Dr. ($1,281) 02/06 9600 S. Santa Monica Blvd. ($1,750) 02/06 9400 Wilshire Blvd. ($145) 02/06 400 N. Palm Dr. ($3,000) 02/06 300 S. Canon Dr. ($1,020) 02/07 9200 Burton Way ($10,000) 02/07 400 N. Oakhurst Dr. ($1,000) 02/07 500 N. Palm Dr. 02/09 300 N. Oakhurst Dr. ($800) IDENTITY THEFT 02/02 400 N. Rexford Dr. ROBBERY 02/03 100 N. Robertson Blvd. ($1,629)

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Astrology By Holiday Mathis TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Feb. 17). You’ll add more and more loving people to your circle. Even though you’re secure and content without certain trappings, when they come your way over the next two months, accept graciously. There will be many helped by what you are able to give in May. You will work brilliantly in a team of two in June. Taurus and Leo adore you. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You’re not being cynical by noticing that everyone is selling something. Maybe it’s not a product. Maybe it’s just an idea about who they are. There is still the posturing of an exchange. Are you buying? PISCES (Feb. 19-Mar. 20). While you'd love to help along the work of other people, there’s something brewing in your own kitchen that simply won’t come together unless you tend to it now and tend to it well. ARIES (Mar. 21-Apr. 19). Good relationships are the most important thing to you, though lately it doesn’t feel like your life is structured in support of that end. What needs to change? Puzzle it out. TAURUS (Apr. 20-May 20). Combine a little faith with your solid work ethic to launch a project off the ground. Eliminating the conflicts and distractions will be the hardest part. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You know what you want. So why is it sometimes so difficult to make the choice, in the moment, that will lead you to it? Perhaps you’re still not absolutely sure. Get clear and discipline will be easier. CANCER (June 22-July 22). Emotions expressed will dissipate, while emotions unexpressed will concentrate. The sweet ones become hard as old brown sugar. The bitter ones become toxic. Don’t let it happen. Speak up. LEO (July 23-Aug 22). There was a time in human evolution when survival depended on conformity. To live in solitude was to perish outside of the protection of the group. You may have to remind your primal sense that this is no longer the case. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Try not to worry so much about being who you need to be to make other people feel comfortable. You’re good at that and yes, it will work. But at what cost? You're “people” too. Make yourself comfortable for a change. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). The way to productivity is in not doing anything that isn’t in line with the production you hope to achieve. It sounds hardcore, and it is. It all boils down to priorities. You’ll give a good think to yours today. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Separate the decisions you make that may affect a relationship from the relationship itself. You can feel great affection for a person and still deny that person’s request. Denying a request is not the same as denying a person. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You have a low tolerance for boredom, and this will work in your favor today as you stick with the people and projects that juice your energy and spark your intellect. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You want to do a great job for the people you serve, and it’s why you can’t serve many people right now. It’s better to be really effective with one person than to give weakly to many.

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