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A former Beverly Hills Unified School District superintendent was sentenced yesterday to 60 days in jail for misappropriating public funds by authorizing payments -- including a $20,000 stipend -- to an employee without the school board’s approval. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Stephen A. Marcus also ordered Jeffrey Hubbard, 55, to pay $23,500 in restitution to the school district as well as a $6,000 court fine, and to complete 280 hours of community service and serve three years on probation. “I do think this is an important case because the defendant violated a position of public trust,” Marcus said. The judge said he was (see ‘HUBBARD,’ page 12)

GLITZ AND GLAMOUR—The four Oscar-winning actors from the 83rd Academy Awards – Melissa Leo (left), Christian Bale (left center), Colin Firth (right center) and Natalie Portman (right) – will present at the 84th Academy Awards, on Sunday. The Courier's live telecast of the “Night of 100 Stars” Oscar Gala will be viewable at foxnews.com and bhcourier.com, Sunday, Feb. 26 from 4-8 p.m. Sponsors include EDI Media, 2 Rodeo, Beverly Hills Convention and Visitors Bureau, and Vanilla Fire Productions. For the full story on the Oscars, see page 8. Todd Wawrychuk / ©A.M.P.A.S.

Happy Birthday Rotary International! Rotary International celebrated its 100th anniversary this week. After its founding in 1912 by four businessmen, Rotary has grown to become the world’s largest service organization. Today, in more than 200 countries and geographical areas, more than 1.2 million men and women in nearly 33,000 Rotary clubs carry out the ideal of Service Above Self. Its campaign against polio worldwide has nearly completely eradicated this dread disease. The Rotary Club of Beverly Hills, led by President Brooke Knapp, has contributed over $1 million to charity and supports good works throughout our community and the world. The organization’s motto, “Service Above Self,” is proven in service every day.

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BH 100 Anniversary Chair Wants Return to Rose Parade 100th Anniversary Committee Chairman Richard Rosenzweig announced Tuesday his priorities for celebrating the City’s centennial: top of his list is returning with a City float in the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade in 2013. He also wants to consider entering a float in Macy’s (see ‘100 ANNIVERSARY,’ page 13)

500 AND COUNTING—Celebrating the 500th episode of The Simpsons, creator Matt Groening invited buddies Bart and Homer to join him when he received his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. More photos in George Christy’s column on page 6. Not to be missed is Joan Rivers’ review of The Gershwins Porgy And Bess on page 10.

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ODYSSEY BALL– Tri-chairs of the John Wayne Cancer Institute Auxiliary’s 2012 Odyssey Ball on April 21 at The Beverly Hilton are (from left):Teddi Gilderman, Marisol Zarco and Katie Lewis. Photo by Vince Bucci

JWCIA Sets April 21 For 27th Odyssey Ball The John Wayne Cancer Institute Auxiliary’s 27th annual Odyssey Ball will be held Saturday, April 21 at The Beverly Hilton and honor Dr. Lawrence Piro, president/CEO of The Angeles Clinic and Research Center, with its “The Duke” Award. This year’s gala celebrates “Club JW-

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CIA,” and includes dinner and entertainment by Grammy-winning producer, singer, and composer David Foster. Cocktails at6 p.m., dinner and entertainment at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are priced from $400. For information, call 310-829-8324 or visit www.jwci.org.

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Council of the City of Beverly Hills, at its meeting to be held on Tuesday, March 6, 2012, at 7:00 p.m., in the Council Chambers of the City Hall, 455 N. Rexford Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210, will hold a public hearing to consider: AN AMENDMENT TO THE MASTER PLAN OF STREETS, ALLEYS, AND HIGHWAYS AND ORDERING THE VACATION OF AN ALLEY LOCATED BETWEEN 1111 AND 1115 COLDWATER CANYON DRIVE PURSUANT TO SECTION 8300 ET SEQ. OF THE STREETS AND HIGHWAYS CODE.

REGARDING FINANCING FOR THE ACQUISITION AND CONSTRUCTION OF CERTAIN PUBLIC CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT, at its regular meeting commencing at seven p.m. (7:00 p.m.), or as soon thereafter as the matter can be heard, on March 6, 2012, in the City Council Chambers of City Hall, City of Beverly Hills, 455 North Rexford Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210, the City Council of the City of Beverly Hills (the “City”) will hold a public hearing at which it will hear and consider information concerning the approval by the City of (i) a lease financing by the City and the City of Beverly Hills Public Financing Authority (the “Financing Authority”) for certain public capital improvements to be used by or on behalf of the City and the significant public benefit of such financing by the Financing Authority in accordance with the criteria specified in Section 6586 of the California Government Code and (ii) the adoption of a resolution by the City Council of the City approving the execution and delivery of two leases to be entered into with the Financing Authority in connection with such lease financing. The proposed lease financing will provide funds for the acquisition and installation of pay-by-foot automated machines to be installed in parking garages owned by the Parking Authority of the City of Beverly Hills (the “Parking Authority”), and the repair to and rehabilitation of such parking garages, including the re-concreting of the floors and the replacement and repair of the roofs. Additionally, the proposed lease financing will provide financing for the Alternative Retiree Medical Program (“ARMP”), and may also be used to finance other capital expenditures approved by the City Council if proceeds of the lease financing remain available after all expenditures for the Parking Authority and the ARMP have been made. In connection with the lease financing, the City will lease certain real property to the Financing Authority, and the Financing Authority will lease such property back to the City. Those wishing to comment on the proposed lease financing may either appear in person at the public hearing or submit written comments which must be received by the City Council prior to the public hearing. Written comments should be sent to the City Clerk, City of Beverly Hills, 455 North Rexford Drive, Room 290, Beverly Hills, CA 90210.

Alley Proposed to be Vacated

This project has been assessed in accordance with the authority and criteria contained in the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), the State CEQA Guidelines, and the environmental regulations of the City, and the project qualifies for a categorical exemption pursuant to Section 15301(c) (Class 1) of the Guidelines. Specifically, the proposed project would result in minor changes to the City’s existing circulation system by vacating a small segment of existing alley. The vacation will not impact circulation patterns and will not cause any expansion of the existing system. At the public hearing, the City Council will hear and consider all comments. All interested persons are invited to attend and speak on this matter. Written comments may also be submitted and should be addressed to the City Council, c/o City Clerk, 455 N. Rexford Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210. The comments should be received prior to the hearing date. Please note that if you challenge the Council’s action in regards to this matter in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the City, either at or prior to the public hearing. If there are any questions regarding this notice, please contact Ryan Gohlich, Associate Planner in the Beverly Hills Community Development Department at 310.285.1194 or rgohlich@beverlyhills.org. A copy of the categorical exemption and proposed plans are on file in the Community Development Department and can be reviewed by any interested person at 455 N. Rexford Drive, Beverly Hills, California 90210. BYRON POPE, CMC, City Clerk


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BHHS Boys Basketball Heads To Semi Finals

EAST WEST BANCORP—In Washington D.C., East West Bancorp Chairman/CEO Dominic Ng (right) greets China Vice President Xi Jinping, who is slated to become China’s leader later this year. They then traveled to Los Angeles where he was greeted by Gov. Edmund G. Brown, Jr., at a reception held at the J.W. Marriott downtown. Ng is current chair of the Committee of 100, the leading Chinese American business organization which organized the D.C. event. East West Bank has banking offices in Beverly Hills and Century City among more than 130 locations throughout the U.S. and China.

Council Reform Members Block $750,000 Open OK to City Manager City Manager Jeff Kolin’s proposal to let him spend $750,000 on capital improvements without council apWINNERS—Friends, family and faculty gathered at BHHS Tuesday for CIF Third Quarter Finals Basketball proval lost when reform Coungame against Lawndale High. Beverly beat Lawndale, 67-65, after a buzzer beater last week over #3 ranked cilmembers Lili Bosse and John Palm Springs. Beverly’s basketball team will be going to the semis for the first time in 30 years. The team Mirisch refused to consent to plays Pasadena today at Muir High School. If BHHS’s team wins, it will go on to play either Palm Desert or the item. Kolin, with the approval of Arroyo Grande in the championship next week. Left: Third quarter action between the Normans and Mayor Barry Brucker, tried to Lawndale. Top right (from left): Shana Matatov, Dorsa Mehrannia, Stephanie Levi and Negin Mostadim. gain sole authority to spend Bottom right (from left): BHHS band members Mathew Yamodim, Adolfo Giron and Julie Jones Photos By Sayeh Mohammadi that amount under a three year

Alex Cherniss To Leave BHUSD For LACOE Job By Marla Schevker Assistant Superintendent of Business Services Alex Cherniss will be leaving the BHUSD to become the Los Angeles County Office of Education chief business officer within the next few weeks.

Superintendent Gary Woods announced Cherniss’ intent to leave via eblast on Wednesday and the Board of Education will be putting together a transition plan at Tuesday’s meeting to determine Cherniss’ last day in the dis-

trict. As the LACOE CBO, Cherniss will oversee the budgets of 80 K-8 districts and 13 community college districts, which totals approximately $22 billion in expenditures, (see ‘CHERNISS,’ page 8)

HISTORY NIGHT— Horace Mann PTA sponsored a historythemed education night. Students of all ages, parents and staff gathered to celebrate the subject of history. Pictured (from left): Ariadna Thau, Sophia Cohen, Paris Rosen, Juliette Collet, Audrey Lee, and TayLore Reliford.

Items Currently Pending Before The Beverly Hills Planning Commission The Beverly Hills Planning Commission, which meets on the second and fourth Thursday of every month, currently has 24 projects pending ranging from outdoor dining areas at several restaurants around the City to the Santa Monica Boulevard “Gateway” projects. Among the projects currently in front of the Planning Commission are:

• 9900 Santa Monica Blvd., 9844 & 9817 Wilshire Blvd. (Gateway) — Revised project: Consideration of an Overlay Zone and General Plan Amendment on three T-1 (transportation zoned properties and adjacent C-3 (commercial) zone properties along S. Santa Monica. Commission hearing set for March 22.

• 125 S. Camden Dr. (Residences are Saks Fifth Avenue) — Proposed construction of a six-story, 66-foot, 44-unit residential building. Project on hold pending resolution of ownership issues. • 257 N. Cañon Dr. (IPic Movie Theaters — Proposal is for a three-story (69-foot tall) movie theater with 14,000 (see ‘PLANNING,’ page 11)

agreement with the engineering firm Psomas. This would have violated the City’s long-standing limit of $50,000 on city manager spending authority. Kolin, on vacation, tasked Beverly Hills Engineer Ara Maloyan with explaining that the Psomas projects would come from the pre -approved Capital Improve(see ‘PSOMAS,’ page 27)

CLEAN WATER PROJECT— As part of a Service Learning project, Hawthorne School second graders, including Miles Platt (pictured) recycled water bottles. Kathie Quiring, a retired Hawthorne teacher is leading “Water, Please, Mommy” for Wells of Life (WOL) in Africa, along with secondgrade teachers Kathy Feeley, Lisa Palmigiano and Amy Whitney. Students saw a presentation and decided to raise funds for WOL with recycling. “They liked the tie-in of water since they readily have clean water available,” said Shelanee Fernando, Service Learning coordinator.

Woofstock Slated For March 11 The Pet Care Foundation (a.k.a. Pets 90210) will host its biggest pet adoption event of the year on March 11 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Roxbury Park. Working in conjunction with with L.A. city and county, Bark Avenue Foundation, SEACA, Westside German Shepherd Rescue and Lab Rescue,

more than 150 dogs and cats will be available for adoption. Woofstock 90210 will also feature food vendors, doggie demonstrations, pet products along with the parks’ many amenities. For more information, visit www.pets90210.org.

HM PTA To Hold Monthly Movie Today Horace Mann PTA will host its monthly movie today at 4 p.m. in the Horace Mann Auditorium. Pizza, drinks and snacks will be on sale before and after the movie. The movie night will feature Puss In Boots, a film based

on a character from the Shrek series. It tells the story of Puss’ early adventures as he teams with Humpty Dumpty and the street-savvy kitty to steal the famed goose that lays the golden eggs. The movie’s run time is 90 minutes.


>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> CHAMPIONS—The Beverly Hills AYSO boys under 10 Extra team brought home championship medals during the President's Day weekend at California’s largest kids' soccer event, the Riverside Locomotion Soccer Tournament. The team outscored its opponents in its five games by more than 20 goals. The boys play their next competition, the Pot ’O Gold Tournament, mid-March, in Camarillo. Front row (from left): Uriel Cohavy, Joshua Forman, Jacob Ramer and Amit Sida. Back row (from left): Alex Liu, Dylan Zarrabi, Jack Silvera, Coach Rafael Nahom, Aaron Nazarian and Eden Lavian.

Henri J. Sillam Announces First Ever Winter Sale At Peninsula Store

BookEnds To Hold Annual Fundraiser March 8 The fourth annual BookEnds “Believe in Kids” Scrabble Challenge takes place Thursday, March 8, at The Mark from 6 to 9:30 p.m. The Scrabble Challenge is an evening of friendly, spirited competition featuring a doubles Scrabble tournament, dinner and silent auction chock full of luxury

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items. The Scrabble Challenge is the primary fundraising event for BookEnds, which will auction signed copies of favorite childhood books of celebrities, including Jim Carrey, Don Cheadle, Will Smith, Hank Azaria and others. Sponsorship opportunities

are still available. Tickets are $100 each for single players or $175 for a team of two players. Registration closes Monday, Feb. 27. Limited seats will be available at the door. For more event information or to order tickets, visit the event page at www.bookends.org.

Beverly Hills Character Actor The Artist’s Ed Lauter–A Man Of Many Parts During A 40-Year Movie-TV Career Legendary diThe clude rector Alfred Longest Yard, Hitchcock called King Kong, Ed Lauter “the best Death Hunt, character actor in Camille, Purple Hollywood.” Heart, The Last And here he is American Hero, again–40 years afFamily Plot, and ter beginning his Seabiscuit plus film career in TV shows like 1972’s The MagKojak, Star Treknificent Seven The Next GenerRide. The Beverly ation, The ATeam, ER, and Hills’ resident is a Grey’s Anatomy. featured player in the multi-award Lauter is winning The Artist currently on naand will be at The A ‘REEL’ CHARACTER–Veteran character actor Ed Lauter tional promoBeverly Hills Hotel (right) of The Artist and his wife Mia attended the 16th Roger Neal tional tour for Sunday for the Style Hollywood Academy Awards Beauty & Couture Suite at his role in The 23rd annual “The L’Ermitage on Monday and will also be at “The Night of 100 Artist after finNight of 100 Stars” at The Beverly Hills Hotel to view Sunday night’s Academy ishing his role in Awards telecast. Photo by Robert Kenney Stars,” where he Ed Burns’ new has portrayed an eclectic array film Fitzgerald’s Family Christwill be among the celebrities viewing the Academy Awards of characters over the years, in- mas. cluding authority/military figceremonies. On Wednesday, he signed During the past four ures, edgy villains, and good- to appear in the new Clint Eastdecades, 71-year old Lauter hearted heavies. His films in- wood film Trouble With Curve .

More Than 100 Wineries At Sunday’s BH Wine Fest

BHPD COMMANDER SALUTED—Commander Theresa Goldman (right) of the Beverly Hills Police Department was recognized at the City Council study session Tuesday. Goldman is leaving the BHPD after 15 years to take a position with the Glendale Police Department. She is pictured here with BHPD Chief Dave Snowden. Photo by Marla Schevker

The Beverly Hills Wine Festival will be held at The Beverly Hilton Sunday from 2-6 p.m. More than 100 wineries, many headquartered along the California’s Central Coast, will showcase their vintages along with producers of beer, spirits, desserts, cheeses, pastries and chocolates. Some 30 sponsors have joined together for the event, among them: ABM Cosmetic and Medical Clinic, Daibolo, Celebrity Cruises, Travel Store, EcoWrist, Cutco, John Paul Pet and Malibu Inn Restaurant with net proceeds benefit the Los Angeles Animal Alliance. Less than 100 tickets remain for the festival, which includes live music and entertainment. For information, call 213-915-8003 or visit: www.beverlyhillswinefestival.com.

The Austrian jeweler, Hen- sian turquoise, imperial and ri J. Sillam, whose only U.S. lavender jadeite, Chilean phosboutique is nearing its third an- phosiderite, Japanese salmon niversary incorals, blue, side The pink, orange, Peninsula yellow and Beverly Hills, white sap9882 S. Santa phires, and, Monica Blvd., diamonds in announced white, brown the store will and black. hold a sale for “ T h e the first time. Winter Sale” Included will begin toin the special morrow and offering, with run through prices reduced March 11 at by up to 40 the Henri J. Green turquoise necklace percent on seSillam boulect pieces, will be necklaces, tique, open daily from 10 a.m. bracelets, earrings, rings, to 6 p.m. inside The Peninsula. brooches and cufflinks comValidated valet parking prised of rare gemstones, for provided. which Henri J. Sillam is For more information, call renowned: green and blue Per- 888-674-5526.


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w e e k ’s opening was scheduled on the 83rd anniversary of the 1927 St. Valentine’s Day massacre, on the day w h e n mobster Al Capone bullet-riddled his The publicly funded $42 million Mob Museum Chicago opened in Las Vegas last week during the 83rd rivals in this anniversary of the 1927 St. Valentine’s Day Massacre. More than 1,000 daily tourists visited up and last weekend. coming d e s e r t With its three-storeys or Los Angeles folks, Las town. Vegas seems like a suburb. and 17,000 square feet of exhiDitto Palm Springs, Montecito bition space, the museum’s and Santa Barbara. For many housed in a 1933 Neo-classical locals, weekends in Las Vegas landmark, the city’s first post are special. Gaming tables, office and courthouse. It’s subBroadway shows, fine restau- titled the National Museum of rants, the grand hotels with Organized Crime and Law their neon glitter lighting up the Enforcement. Nevada skies. hrice-elected Las Vegas curiosity arrived this mayor Oscar Goodman, whose month that’s anticipated to be a wife Carolyn serves as the curhit. Judging from last week- rent mayor, expects “an exploend’s attendance, according to sion of visitors … we look for annually.” the museum’s public relations 300,000 specialist Mike Doria, the pub- Goodman’s an attorney, having licly funded $42 million Mob defended mobster Meyer Museum attracted l,000 daily Lansky, the financial wizard of visitors, and is likely to revive organized crime.

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uns and weapons are on view, as are a baseball bat, shovel, hammer, ice pick, mobster jewelry, along with photographs and videos, artifacts and interactive displays of Scarface and Bugsy and fellow crime lords. They were assembled by Dr. Dennis Barrie and wife Kathy, whose credits include the Spy Museum in Washington, D. C., and the Rock and Roll Museum in Cleveland.

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e’re actively working with Mob families and collectors of Mob memorabilia to add to the compelling dynamic of the exhibition,” says Kathy. She notes that immigrants, notably the Italian and Jewish arrivals, recognized the future in Las Vegas as their key to security and wanted “to grab what they could ... No secret that Wanderlust’s Jennifer the story of the Mob is Aniston and Justin Theroux are mates. the story of America.”

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far-flung exploits of crime today –the drug cartels in Mexico, the money laundering in the Bahamas, the counterfeiting in China, and the human trafficking in Brazil. “Mind boggling,” says Mike Doria.

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ho are the mobsters we meet at the Mob Museum? • Alphonsus Gabriel “Al” Capone, a.k.a Scarface. Born into poverty, he became the most famous monster of all. “You can get much farther with a kind word and a gun than you can with a kind word alone.” Died at age 48. • Lucky Luciano. Born in Sicily and considered the father of organized crime. With the help of Meyer Lansky and Bugsy Siegel he created the National Crime Syndicate, which became so powerful that the U.S. Government asked for its help during World War II. His philosophy: “There’s no such thing as good money or bad money. There’s just money.” Died at age 64. • Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel. Brooklyn-born, looked upon as an extravagant visionary. He oversaw the construction and operation of the Flamingo Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. The opening flopped, money went missing. “We only kill each other.” Died at age 41. • Meyer Lansky, a.k.a The Mob’s Accountant. Born in Russia. His mathematical smarts led to developing gambling operations in New Orleans, Florida, Cuba and Las Vegas. Created an empire worth $300 million. “We’re bigger than U.S. Steel.” Died at age 80. • Sam Giancana, a.k.a. Momo. Chicago-born, among the most violent criminals. Historians believe his stuffing of the ballot boxes led to John. F. Kennedy’s presidential election in 1960. Enjoyed a longtime livein affair with singer Phyllis McGuire of the McGuire Sisters trio. “I own Chicago. I own Miami. I own Las Vegas.” Died at age 67.

• John Gotti, a.k.a The Teflon Don. Flamboyant, had his boss killed. Became head of Silly that they refused to pose together the Gambino crime famiisitors are ly in New York, focusing during the Westwood premiere. immersed in the Mob sto- on drug trafficking, gamPage 6 | February 24, 2012

bling, extortion and stock fraud. “I never lie because I don’t fear anyone. You only lie when you’re afraid.” Died at age 61 while incarcerated.

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ou’ll also meet the Mob Busters. Elliot Ness, leader of the Untouchables; J. Edgar Hoover; Rudy Giuliani; Tennessee Senator Estes Kefauver, whose crime hearings in 1950 investigated gambling, narcotics, prostitution at the Mob Museum building and drew 30 million television viewers, twice as many people as watched the World Series that year.

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arly on, the Mob discovered Hollywood glamour was a big time come-on and wooed top-flight talent with high-end contracts to Sin City. Performers included Elvis Presley (he wed Priscilla Beaulieu there), also Marlene Dietrich, Mitzi Gaynor, Noel Coward, Tom Jones, Wayne Newton, who performed 30,000 solo shows over 40 years. Celine Dion, Bette Midler, the Cirque du Soleil followed later with humungous fees. In time, the celebrity chefs arrived, pioneered by our very own Wolfgang Puck. Soon came Emeril Lagasse, Daniel Boulud, Alain Ducasse, Joel Robuchon, Mario Batali.

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mong other items, The Mob Museum gift shop sells mobster dolls, gangster teddy bears, and T-shirts boasting In Godfather We Trust. At 900 Stewart Avenue. Telephone: 702229-2734.

changed, wasn’t what it once was, etc.? Taking her valiums, xanax and alcohol, she planned relaxing with a bath. Without a sober family member or friend overseeing her. She drifted off into Valiumland. A tragedy for us all. Unquestionably unnecessary.

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he National Enquirer, which nailed sensational evidence during the O. J. Simpson trial that was accurate, claims she owed her drug dealers $1.5 million. Heartbreaking, if so.

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ichael Jackson fans wonder why his death isn’t reported in the registry at Norwalk, Ca. where listings about the estates of the deceased are available. Also, representatives at Forest Lawn, where he’s supposedly buried, claim he isn’t there. Papa Joe Jackson, interviewed by Larry King, responds that he doesn’t know “where Michael’s body is, or where they took the body after the Staples Center memorial.”

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loyds of London has a non-transferable $3 million insurance policy for Michael. Word is that they’ve never received proof of his death, and are considering a lawsuit against the Jackson estate and AEG. Purportedly, a document that was sent was invalid. What’s going on? Online at www.bhcourier.com/georgechristy.cfm

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hitney. Another one-name-only supernova. A theory persists about her demise. Invited by her mentor Clive Davis to perform during his annual pre-Grammy evening at The Beverly Hilton, she wanted to please him. Did she panic? Possibly, as some fans theorize. Knowing that her voice had

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ries through interactive touch screens … they learn about law enforcement and the tools of organized crime,” says the museum’s executive director Jonathan Ullman. “They’ll listen to real FBI surveillance tapes on wiretapping equipthe down- ment and take part in FBI town area. weapons training.”

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along with an internal budget of about $1 billion. He will continue to work with the BHUSD through the budget certification process. Cherniss has played a number of roles in the BHUSD over the last 10 years including a math teacher at Beverly Vista, principal at Hawthorne and assistant superintendent of business services. He was approached by LACOE to take the position and said that LACOE’s interest in him is a reflection of all of the “great work” happening throughout the district. Board President Brian Goldberg said he’s both disappointed and excited for Cherniss’ move to LACOE.

Oscars To Air This Sunday Sunday’s 84th Academy Awards ceremony will be held at the Hollywood & Highland Center. Where the Oscars will be held next year is still a mystery. Though based in Beverly Hills, the Academy’s annual gala is never held in the City. The Academy opted in December not to renew its agreement to hold the show at the center. The Academy could, however, strike a new deal with CIM Group to remain at the location, or it could try to negotiate with another venue, such as the Nokia Theatre downtown. After the Kodak Company filed for bankruptcy, it asked to have it’s name stripped from the theater.

Nominated for best film this year are: Steven Spielberg’s War Horse, Alexander Payne’s The Descendants, Terrence Malick’s The Tree of Life, Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris,” the civil-rights drama The Help, the post-9/11 family drama Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, and Moneyball, about the successful effort of Oakland A’s manager Billy Beane to put together a team with the help of computer-generated analysis. The Artist would be the first silent film to win best picture in more than 80 years since the Academy named Wings, a story of World War I fighter pilots, its first best picture in 1927. —City News Service


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he opera, a portrait of African-American life in the fictitious Catfish Row slums of Charleston, South Carolina, in the early 1920s, tells the story of the disabled black beggar, Porgy, and his attempts to rescue Bess from the clutches of her violent and possessive lover, Crown, and the drug dealer, Sportin' Life.

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and when George Christy asked if I’d like to jot down my observations about some of the shows I’ve seen, I jumped at the opportunity. Little did I know then that I would be stepping into the hornet’s nest known as Porgy And Bess, which is currently packing them in at Broadway’s Richard Rodgers Theatre.

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form the show for the first time with its complete original score intact. This production at long last allowed the public to take in the operatic whole as first envisioned by Gershwin, and it became clear that he had meant to – and had succeeded mightily - in composing an original American opera.

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evertheless, when a new production titled The Gershwins’ Porgy And Bess, directed by Diane Paulus, with ershwin composed the book adapted by Suzan-Lori score over an 11-month periParks, music adapted by od, and spent another 8 Diedre Murray, and the great months orchestrating it. The and glorious Audra McDonald result was 700 pages of music portraying Bess was that would take four-and–a-half announced, hell broke loose. hours to perform. Hailed as In interviews, Paulus, Parks and “arguably the most important Murray declared their purpose piece of American music writ- was to "introduce the work to ten in the 20th century,” the the next generation of theaterscore contains such mastergoers," and in order to accompieces as Summertime; It Ain't plish this goal they planned to Necessarily So; Bess, You Is My make changes to the opera's Woman Now; I Loves You plot, dialogue and score, and Porgy and I Got Plenty 'o to search for other ways to Nuttin’. make the work more appealing to contemporary audiences. here’s so much Porgy and Bess in P&B that it took n response, an appalled until 1976 (41 years after its Stephen Sondheim drafted an debut!) before an American open letter to The New York opera company dared to perTimes, writing: “Ms. Paulus

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yes American pride. Porgy And Bess is our opera, written by our immigrants’ sons, written about our country, written with our unique sensibilities, hopes, and troubles and pulsating them to lyrics and score.

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hat is theater supposed to make you do? Immerse you; make you laugh, cry, and leave realizing you any changes were have enjoyed a great American made (thank God!) but this experience. Is Porgy And Bess production provoked a contro- perfect? No. Is the set boring? versial set of reviews. Many Yes. Could there be a larger critics wrote rave reviews. chorus? Of course. Did I love Some characterized the proit? Every moment. Don’t miss duction as “a sanitized, heavily it! cut rewrite that strips away the show's essence.”

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PLANNING (Continued from page 4)

square feet of ground-floor retail. A bar/lounge is proposed within the 386-seat theater (nine screens). Project on hold pending applicant direction. • 401 S. Robertson, Conditional Use Permit, 7-11 Convenience Store — Proposal is for a 2,496-square-foot new convenience store on a vacant site. Project is subject to the High-Impact Convenience store ordinance. The project proposes eight parking spaces on a surface parking lot facing the adjacent boulevards. Vehicular access to the site will be provided from both Olympic and Robertson boulevards. The applicant has been advised of the commission’s desire to prepare studies and move forward. The following projects are all under review: • 145 N. Robertson Blvd. — Application to untie the lot tie covenant for 129-145 N. Robertson. • 207 S. Robertson Blvd. — Development Plan Review to allow a three-story commercial building with 13 parking spaces in two levels of parking about the grade. The secondfloor parking access provided via a mechanical lift. • 1141 Summit Dr. — Variance requested for lot less than one acre in size and lot line adjustment. • 1111 and 1115 Coldwater Canyon Dr. — Review of requested alley vacation for consistency with the General Plan. • 267 N. Cañon Dr. — Time extension request for Development Plan Review and participation in City’s in-lieu parking program. • 8920 Wilshire Blvd. — Request for overnight stays in the existing surgery center. Vehicular access to the site is from La Peer Drive. • 412 Robert Lane — Request to convert 848-squarefoot guest house above the garage to a second unit. • 9360 Wilshire Blvd. — Outdoor dining approval for new restaurant at the Thompson Hotel. • 275 S. La Cienega Blvd. — Development Plan Review to allow an increase to the height of an existing commercial building and 700-squarefoot-mezzanine addition. • 1177 Loma Linda Dr. — Minor accommodation to permit a six-foot fence at the front property line. • 1025 Carolyn Way — Concept Review for an addition to a two-story single family home in the Hillside area. • 601 N. Linden Dr. — Minor accommodation for roof height averaging. • 8821 Wilshire Blvd. — Zoning verification letter. • 9433 Brighton Way — Outdoor dining approval for M Café.

• 168 S. Beverly Dr. — Outdoor dining approval for new restaurant, U Sushi. • 200 S. Beverly Dr. — Outdoor dining renewal, Star-

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• 336 McCarty Dr. — Minor accommodation for sideyard setback at private residence. • 475 N. Beverly Dr. —

February 24, 2012 | Page 11 Outdoor dining approval for new Chipotle restaurant. • 9675 S. Santa Monica Blvd. — Outdoor dining approval at BierBeisl.


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February 24, 2012 | Page 13 ANGELS–Angels at Risk, a Westside based non-profit working with teens and their families in addressing drug and alcohol use and The Jena and Michael King Foundation hosted the second “Stand Up to Addiction in the Name of Prevention” fundraiser at the King home with 300 on hand. Pictured (from left): Michael King; Angels at Risk cofounders, Ted Danson and Susie Spain; X-Factor finalist Chris Rene; and Jena King. Photo by Jeff Forney

100 ANNIVERSARY (Continued from page 1)

Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City. “It’s fun,” Rosenzweig told The Courier. “I think they raise the flag to the City in both a domestic and international way. We know the viewership of those events is huge.” He told the council, “If we ever were going to have [a float], this would be the time to do it.” Beverly Hills will be celebrating its centennial on Jan. 28, 2014. The celebration will begin mid-2013 and extend throughout 2014. The 100th Anniversary Committee has begun initial brainstorming of possible activities to take place during the celebration. These possible events include a television documentary to be sold to the History Channel or Bravo, a Rose Parade float, a Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Float, special magazine sections in popular magazines including Vanity Fair or Travel & Leisure, a Centennial Ball, commemorative merchandise and even the dedication of a small pocket park as Centennial Park. The events are still in the early planning stages and

nothing has been solidified. “(It’s) a testimonial to the strength of the City and what the City has managed to do over its 100 year history,” Rosenzweig said. “It is a flag waving event for our City, good for the City, good for the City’s treasury, feel good for our residents and all in all it works for us on many levels. “ Rosenzweig said although the City will be providing the 100th Anniversary Committee $250,000 per year for the next three years, it will also need to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars. All residents of Beverly Hills, past and present, will be welcome to participate. There will be a form on the website for people who are interested to fill out and get involved. Rosenzweig said he envisioned at least two committees, a work committee and an honorary committee. Interested residents should visit www.beverlyhills.org. Rosenzweig recently stepped down as the executive VP of Playboy Enterprises where he was responsible for all nonmagazine related activities of the company which recently went private. He also headed its movie production company and has served on many Beverly Hills civic boards and organizations.


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February 2012

For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul. - Judy Garland

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LETTER FROM THE FASHION DIRECTOR

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here's one word that captures the essence of February in Los Angeles; and that's GLAMOROUS. With the buzz of award season in full swing, the stores are chock-full of curve-hugging, shimmering, graceful creations reminiscent of the truly glamorous days of old Hollywood. We're seeing designers like Armani, Chuiri and Piccioli of Valentino, and Donetella Versace cast their magic and bring updated interpretations of golden era designs worn by such iconic beauties a Elizabeth Taylor, Rita Hayworth and Judy Garland. A true celebration of the feminine body, and empowerment of the woman within.

Judy Garland will always be known to the world for her contralto voice and award winning acting, but only her

inner circle of friends enjoyed her creative talents as a writer and poet. The poem “My Love Is Lost” is one of the many treasures she bestowed to upon her friends in a small book she wrote and featured on this month’s cover.

In keeping with our glamorous theme, we take a look at some trend-setting, nostalgic silhou-

ettes, featuring an abundance of pleats and drapes in fabrics that say “touch me.” Dare to be more creative with your accessories. Try wearing a bracelet or brooch in your hair, let the top of your silk stocking show and by all means, wear those sexy stilettos.

This season is all about embracing various sides of your personality and no collection exemplifies that spirit better than Lanvin. Once again, Alber Elbaz has given us earthly goddesses the styles we've been looking for. So go ahead and dare to be adventurous.

On The Cover: Dress - Chloe, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills; Earrings - Vhernier, Vhernier Boutique Beverly Hills; Ring - Solange Azagury-Partridge, Solange Azagury-Partridge Boutique, Beverly Hills Necklace - Azure of St. Tropez, www.azuresttropez.com Headband - Louise Green, Louise Green Millinery Co., Los Angeles

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ords to live by? Seemingly veteran restaurateur Sean MacPherson believed so when he bought and restored a 1920's Mediterranean former four-plex apartment on 3rd Street, then slowly and lovingly reinterpreted the building to create an inviting, intimate Southern Italian home and garden. That is il Covo. MacPherson sees the restaurant as an extension of his own abode and designed it as such, filling it with treasures he's collected from around the globe. After two years of painstakingly perfecting all

Luxuriously plush horseshoe shaped booths set amidst a roaring antique fireplace are designed to invite cozy and intimate tété a tétés. Stacks of wine bottles are tucked “just so” into corner niches and a scattering of 1960's Italian Bitossi lamps impart the perfect mood lighting. The restaurant's beautiful long bar with its delicate hand-carved cherub accents and row of mohair seated stools is the ideal locale to enjoy a pre-dinner martini, and the enclosed al fresco patio features salvaged terracotta tiles, marble tables and a

aspects of the operation; from the careful renovation to the precise placement of his eclectic collection of objects and bounty of art, this true labor of love is enjoying a bustling trade collective of power lunchers, intimate dinner gatherings and a hip late-night supper crowd.

myriad of vintage treasures. “We put a lot of work in creating every new detail of this space,” states MacPherson, “but the concept for il Covo has always been to produce a restaurant that would be perceived as a place that has been around for decades.”

“If the devil is in the details” - then perhaps it's not surprising to learn that il Covo translated means “den of thieves.” The dark mahogany wainscoted walls were finished and refinished repeatedly to achieve the perfect lived-in patina. The coffered wood ceiling was hand painted by international artisans. BEVERLY HILLS

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As you'd expect, the cuisine at il Covo is superb. Milanese-born Chef Roberto Maggioni has executed a menu that offers delicious dishes, all prepared with exceptional ingredients and designed to satisfy the straightforward lunchtime diner or inspire a slow, languid dinner. Night owls can also enjoy a bevy of supper items.

MacPherson and his partners have earned a reputation for creating many of the city’s most influential hotspots, all renowned for their unique style, quality and probably most impressively - longevity. His portfolio features a long hit parade of successful eateries, including Olive, the legendary 90's hotspot on Fairfax; Swingers Diner, Jones, Good Luck Bar, El Carmen, Swingers Santa Monica, Bar Lubitsch, and The Roger Room. Enjoying bicoastal success, he also operates several restaurants, hotels and bars in New York and

Montauk, equally reputed for their excellence and creative flair.

Perhaps his magic formula “is” in the details. MacPherson doesn't hire designers. Preferring instead to dedicate his time and talented eye to personally oversee the construction and design himself, and thus creating surroundings known for their combination of delightful style and comfort supreme.

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Dress - Azzedine Alaia, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills Fur - Edward Lowell, Beverly Hills Shoes - Jimmy Choo, Jimmy Choo Boutique Beverly Hills Necklace - Giuseppe Zanotti, Giuseppe Zanotti Boutique, Beverly Hills Ring - ISTA Jewelry, www.istajewelry.com Bracelet - Vhernier, Vhernier Boutique Beverly Hills Previous Page: Dress & Cardigan -J Mendel, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills; Necklace - (shown in hair) Philip Press, www.platinumrings.com Ring - Daniel Gibbings of Montecito, www.danielgibbingsjewelry.com Shoes - Dana Davis, Bloomingdales or www.danadavis.com

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Dress - Pamella Roland, www.pamellaroland.com Broach - (shown in hair) Erica Courtney,www.ericacourtney.com Earrings - Lance Fisher, www.lanceďŹ sher.com Bracelet -Harry Winston, www.harrywinston.com Ring - Asprey of London, www.asprey.com

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Dress - Dolce & Gabbana, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills Necklace - Charriol, www.charriolusa.com Ring - Lance Fisher, www.lancefisher.com Broach (shown in hair) - Furlong Jewels Inc., Los Angeles Stockings - Wolford, www.wolford.com Shoes - Giuseppe Zanotti, Giuseppe Zanotti Boutique, Beverly Hills February 24, 2012 | Page I


PROFILE

ANGELS IN HELL A E LBER

LBAZ AND HIS HIGHLY ACCLAIMED COLLECTION By Joanne Galey

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ncredible, sensational, sultry, edgy, exciting”. Adjectives and accolades that tumbled from the open-mouthed “fortunate ones” sitting in the front rows of the Parisian runway when the 2012 Spring ready to wear collection from the house of Lanvin was unveiled. Reportedly lead designer; Alber Elbaz sought his inspiration from the heavens above and Dante’s burning inferno far, far below. His highly acclaimed "Angels in Hell" collection is made up of opposing elements; that in the hands of this genius and powerhouse of talent, work incredibly well. Elbaz has combined hard and soft textiles, joining sleek, minimalist silhouettes and metal and leather accents with soft, flowing fabrics to create a look that, according to Fashion Etc., can be described as “angelically elegant and demonically chic.” This exciting detour from the normally well-behaved, perfectly polished aesthetic enjoyed in Lanvin’s past collections, shakes things up rather nicely, giving us more than a hint of dark

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attitude, gads of architectural tailoring, sublime detailing, and a good measure of plain and simple sexiness. A dark, sultry wantonness courses through the veins of the entire collection that give the pieces a raw energy and a sense of urgency and spontaneity. An exposed arm defines the sexy appeal to a romantic blouson, drapey silken trousers are ventilated by slashed seams, hip hugging jet pencil skirts are rucked up and peek-a-boo gashed, and “nothing to hide” vulnerably sheer goddess dresses are cinched, twisted and draped over second-skin bodysuits.

If you let your mind indulge itself you can recognize Alber's inspirations as they take on significance in the form of the strong shoulders - perhaps representing the vestiges of angels wings? Or the writhing pythons appliquéd in a dress or coiled around a pant

leg are a menacing taunt issued forth from a fiery hell?

The 47-year old Moroccan born designer who calls Tel Aviv home, earned his stripes

My designs are all about creating an emotion. -Alber Elbaz by assisting Geoffrey Beene. “He was amazing”, says Albers of his mentor. “When he died, people asked, “Did he leave you anything?" I said, “He didn’t leave me any money, but he left me my profession. He taught me my work. Everything I know comes from him.” Alber’s genuine adoration of

women and classical sensibilities also come heavily into play in his creative process. “I love and respect women” he told our fashion director, Tawny Sanders during his recent trip to Beverly Hills.

“I work mostly with women and you know, our logo for Lanvin is a mother and a daughter. I’ve always said, ‘It’s not a lion, and it’s not a horse. It’s a mother and a daughter.’ I find the logo very emotional. For me, almost everything we do has to be like a dress that your mother wore and that you are going to wear. This is how we bring the emotion into it.” In keeping with Lanvin’s mother/daughter designs, Alber has created his first line of children's clothing for his “Petite Fille” clients which are now available in the Beverly Hills and Malibu boutiques.

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ANOTHER B I RT H D AY ! ?

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Selma Archerd Bernardo Puccio Larraine Newman Charles Durning

Joan Mangum It was a glorious, warm day at Il Cielo for the luncheon of the L. A. Chapter of Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge to

honor two graduate teachers: Patricia Frost from Western Christian School, Claremont Campus along with fellow teacher and daughter,

BIRTHDAY GREETINGS—Celebrating birthdays are Barry Bostwick, Edward James Olmos, Kristin Davis, Joe Lieberman and Paula Zahn (Feb. 24); Sean Astin, Bernardo Puccio, Billy Packer and Sally Jesse Raphael (Feb. 25); Selma Archerd, Milton Weiss, Roger Behrstock, Michael Bolton, and Lazar Berman (Feb. 26); Bradford Lawson, Carla Howard, Chelsea Clinton, Tom Tellefsen, Joanne Woodward, and Ralph Nader (Feb. 27); Bernadette Peters, Charles Durning, Tommy Tune, Mario Andretti, and Gavin MacLeod (Feb. 28); Alan Thicke, Ron Howard, Robert Conrad, Roger Daltrey, Timothy Daly, Dirk Benedict and Dr. David Boyer (Mar. 1); Jon Bon Jovi, Daniel Craig, Laraine Newman and Barbara Luna (Mar. 2); Jessica Biel and John Cullum (Mar. 3).

Bethanie Frost from Woodcrest Christian School, Riverside. The Frosts, who spoke about their trip to Valley Forge and the education they received and how they were able to relate more information to their students than what is in the history books about the Civil War which was their course of study on this trip. The chapter’s President Diane Deshong thanked all for their support followed by an invocation was by Sherry Shelley and Pledge of Allegiance by Paula Maras. Program Chair Gloria Dahl introduced the guest speaker, a FBI supervisory special agent, whose topic was “Understanding Terrorism” stories. Il Cielo was the perfect choice for the event with the sun reflecting off the crystal chandlers through the glass ceiling. Among the many attending: Elaine and Peter Bernard, John and Dr. Toni Grant Bell, Lois

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Page 30 | February 24 , 2012 BEVERLY HILLS COURIER NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY OF ANNUAL REPORT Pursuant to Section 6104(d) of the Internal Revenue Code. NOTICE is hereby given that the Annual Report for the calender year 2011 of the LOVING CUP, a private foundation, is available at the foundations principal office of inspection during regular business hours from 9:00 am- 5:00 pm by any citizen who requests it within 180 days after the date of the publication. The Foundation’s Principal LAW OFFICES OF EDWARD TABASH 433 N. Camden Dr. #600 Beverly Hills, CA 90210 The Principal Manager of The Foundation is EDWARD TABASH 433 N. Camden Dr. #600 Beverly Hills, CA 90210 Published FEBRUARY 24, 2012 BHC-310105 AR/RP

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T.S. NO.: 2011-CA006158 Loan Number: 160001128240-018 Order No.: 5903533 NOTICE OF UNIFIED TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 1/10/2007 AND SECURITY AGREEMENT DATED 1/10/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE P R O C E E D I N G S AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 3/2/2012, 9:00 AM, R.E.F.S. INC., A California Corporation, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded on 1/17/2007, as Document No. 20070086277, Book N/A, Page N/A , of Official Records in the Office of the Recorder of Los Angeles, California, executed by 1345 HAVENHURST LLC, A CALIFORNIA LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY, as Trustor, FIRST REPUBLIC BANK, as Beneficiary. WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION SALE TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States, by cash, a cashier's check drawn by a state or national bank, a cashier's check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a cashier's check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Place of Sale: Behind the fountain located in Civic Center Plaza, 400 Civic Center Plaza, Pomona, CA. The property heretofore described is being sold "as is, where is". The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 1345 HAVENHURST DRIVE WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA 90046 A.P.N.: 5554-017-003 Legal Description: AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED IN SAID DEED OF TRUST The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, condition, suitability for a particular purpose, or the location or existence of any person-

al property, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust and Security Agreement, and any advances thereunder, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, if any, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trust created by said Deed of Trust, to-wit: $1,944,203.45 estimated. Accrued interest and additional advances, if any, will increase the figure prior to sale. Notice is further given pursuant to 9604(a)(1)(B) of California Commercial Code section, and by reason of default under that certain financing statement dated 01/10/2007 and that the Trustee will sell simultaneously with the above described property covered by the Deed of Trust, at the same public auction and under a single bid, certain personal property covered by the Security Agreement dated 01/10/2007, given by the trustor to Beneficiary as Secured Party. Beneficiary reserves its right to evoke its election as to some or all of said personal property and/or fixtures, or to add additional personal property and/or fixtures to the election herein expressed, as Beneficiary's sole election, from time to time and at any time until the consummation of the Trustee's Sale to be conducted pursuant to the Deed of Trust and this Notice of Trustee's Sale. See the Deed of Trust, if applicable. The personal property which was given as security for trustor's obligation is described as follows: ALL FURNITURE, FURNISHINGS, FIXTURES, EQUIPMENT, MACHINERY, MERCHANDISE, GOODS AND OTHER TANGIBLE PERSONAL PROPERTY OF NATURE OWNED BY DEBTOR AND LOCATED ON OR USED IN CONNECTION WITH THE REAL PROPERTY DESCRIBED, ALL A C C O U N T S , ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE, CHATTEL PAPER, MONEY, INSURANCE CLAIMS, GENERAL INTANGIBLES, CONDEMNATION AWARDS, CONTRACT RIGHTS, INSTRUMENTS, DOCUMENTS AND OTHER RIGHTS OF DEBTOR ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO DEBTOR'S OWNERSHIP OR OPERATION OF SUCH REAL PROPERTY, TOGETHER WITH ALL PROCEEDS, INCREASES AND PRODUCTS OF AN ACCESSIONS TO ANY OF THE FOREGOING. No warranty is made that any or all of the personal property still exists or is available for the successful bidder and no warranty is made as to the condition of any of the personal property, which shall be sold "as is" "where is". The beneficiary under the Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned, a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a Written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the County here the real prop-

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PUBLIC NOTICES erty is located and more than three months have elapsed since such recordation. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 714-573-1965 or visit this Internet Web site "http://www.priorityposting.com" www.priorityposting.com, using the file number assigned to this case 2011-CA006158. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. If the trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder(s) sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the trustee and successful bidder(s) will have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee's Attorney. 2/2/2012 R.E.F.S. INC., A California Corporation Gabrielle Leach, Trustee Sale Officer R.E.F.S. INC., A CALIFORNIA CORPORATION IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. R.E.F.S. Inc. 9070 Irvine Center Dr. #120 Irvine, California 92618 (949) 474-7337 Sale Line:

714-573-1965 P921572 2/10, 2/17, 02/24/2012 —————————— Loan No. 09-1350 / WILLIAMS RESS Order No. 74709 A.P. Number 4339-015-037 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE UNDER DEED OF TRUST YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED October 14, 2009, UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. Notice is hereby given, that on 3/2/2012, at 09:00 AM of said day, Behind the fountain located in Civic Center Plaza, 400 Civic Center Plaza, Pomona CA, RESS Financial Corporation, a California corporation, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to the power of sale conferred in that certain Deed of Trust executed by Kathy Williams, A Widow recorded on 10/23/2009, in Book n/a of Official Records of Los Angeles County, at page n/a, Recorder’s Instrument No. 20091604776, by reason of a breach or default in payment or performance of the obligations secured thereby, including that breach or default, Notice of which was recorded 11/2/2011 as Recorder’s Instrument No. 20111486006, in Book n/a, at Page n/a, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, lawful money of the United States, evidenced by a Cashier’s Check drawn on a state or national bank, or the equivalent thereof drawn on any other financial institution specified in section 5102 of the California Financial Code, authorized to do business in the State of California, ALL PAYABLE AT THE TIME OF SALE, all right, title and interest held by it as Trustee, in that real property situated in said County and State, described as follows: UNIT 115, LOT 1, TRACT 34502, PER BOOK 931, PAGE 42, OF MAPS The street address or other common designation of the real property hereinabove described is purported to be: 968 LARRABEE STREET UNIT 115, West Hollywood CA. 90069 The undersigned disclaims all liability for any incorrectness in said street address or other common designation. Said sale will be made without warranty, express or implied regarding title, possession, or other encumbrances, to satisfy the unpaid obligations secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest and other sums as provided therein; plus advances, if any, thereunder and interest thereon; and plus fees, charges, and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of said obligations at the time of initial publication of this Notice is $177,087.24 Dated: 2/3/2012 RESS Financial Corporation, a California corporation, as Trustee By: Bruce R. Beasley, President 1780 Town and Country Drive,

Suite 105, Norco, CA 92860-3618 (seal) Telephone: (951) 270-0164 or (800) 343-7377 Fax: (951) 270-2673 Trustee’s Sale Information: (714) 573-1965 HYPERLINK "http://www.priorityposting.com" www.priorityposting.com P921808 2/10, 2/17, 02/24/2012 —————————— NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No.: 9551-0261 TSG Order No.: 110519277-CA-LMI A.P.N.: 4340-024-049 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 08/16/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. NBS Default Services, as the duly appointed Trustee, under and pursuant to the power of sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust Recorded 08/26/2005 as document number 052058438 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, California, made by: Shams D. Javid, an unmarried man, as Trustor(s), WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH (payable in full at time of sale by cash, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state). All right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and state, and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. Sale Date & Time: March 1, 2012 at 01:00 PM Sale Location: At the Pomona Valley Masonic Temple Building, located at 395 South Thomas Street, Pomona, California The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 906 N Doheny Dr Apt #303, West Hollywood, CA 90069 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made in an “AS IS” condition, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, if any, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to-wit: $351,870.69 (Estimated). Accrued interest and additional advances, if any, will increase this figure prior to sale. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy

shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. The Declaration pursuant to California Civil Code, Section 2923.5(a) was fulfilled when the Notice of Default was recorded on 10/26/2011 NBS Default Services 301 E. Ocean Blvd. Suite 1720 Long Beach, CA 90802 800-766-7751 For Sale Information Contact: RSVP (925) 603-7342 NBS Default Services, Mandi Harvey, 2/6/12 “We are attempting to collect a debt, and any information we obtain will be used for that purpose.” (RSVP# 283740, 02/10/12, 02/17/12, 02/24/12) —————————— NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Title Order No.: 5056811 Trustee Sale No.: 73480 Loan No.: 9903103080 APN: 4332013-011 You are in Default under a Deed of Trust dated 09/21/2006. Unless you take action to protect your property, it may be sold at a public sale. If you need an explanation of the nature of the proceedings against you, you should contact a lawyer. On 03/01/2012 at 01:00PM, FCI Lender Services, Inc. as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 10/11/06 as DOC #06 2256920 of official records in the Office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, California, executed by: Beverly Hills Medical Management Co., LTD., a California corporation, as Trustor Greenpoint Mortgage Funding, Inc., a New York corporation, as Beneficiary WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States, by cash, a cashier's check drawn by a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state). At: the Pomona Valley Masonic Temple Building, located at 395 South Thomas Street, Pomona, California, all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County, California describing the land therein: As more fully described in said Deed of Trust. The property heretofore described is being sold "as is". The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 475 South Robertson Boulevard, Beverly Hills CA 90211. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, if any, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, estimated fees, charges

and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to-wit: $ 1 , 3 3 5 , 7 5 8 . 7 5 (Estimated) Accrued interest and additional advances, if any, will increase this figure prior to sale. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located and more than three months have elapsed since such recordation. Date: 2/1/12 FCI Lender Services, Inc., as Trustee 8180 East Kaiser Blvd., Anaheim Hills, CA 92808 Phone: 714-2822424 For Trustee Sale Information log on to: www.rsvpforeclosures.co m or CALL: 925-603-7342 or 877 RSVP-ADS or 877 778-7237. Vivian Prieto, Vice President FCI Lender Services, Inc. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. (RSVP# 283563)(02/10/12, 02/17/12, 02/24/12)

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2012022638 The following is/are doing business as: 1) DAVINCHI PROPERTIES 2) OPEN ERA INVESTMENTS 10401 Wilshire Blvd. #1016, Los Angeles, CA 90024; Daniel Azouri 10401 Wilshire Blvd. #1016, Los Angeles, CA 90024; The business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL, registrant(s) has NOT begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein: Daniel Azouri: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: February 08, 2012; Published: February 17, 24, March 02, 09, 2012 LACC N/C

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2012022646 The following is/are doing business as: VOGUE STATION 440 S. Main, Los Angeles, CA 90013-1320; Susan Modikoane 440 S. Main, Los Angeles, CA 90013; The business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL, registrant(s) has NOT begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein: Susan Modikoane: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: February 08, 2012; Published: February 17, 24, March 02, 09, 2012 LACC N/C

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2012014129 The following is/are doing business as: SALLIE ARNOLD SERVICES 8306 Wilshire Blvd. #291, Beverly Hills, CA 90211; Sallie Arnold 8306 Wilshire Blvd. #291, Beverly Hills, CA 90211; The business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL, registrant(s) has NOT begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein: Sallie Arnold: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: January 25, 2012; Published: February 17, 24, March 02, 09, 2012 LACC N/C

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2012014135 The following is/are doing business as: VICKIE R. VALDIVIA 1213 Innes Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90026; Vickie R. Valdivia 1213 Innes Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90026; The business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL, registrant(s) has NOT begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein: Vickie R. Valdivia: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: January 25, 2012; Published: February 17, 24, March 02, 09, 2012 LACC N/C

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2012026396 The following is/are doing business as: EXPAK GROUND 12858 Florence Ave., Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670; So Cal Region Overnight, Inc. 14930 Salamander Lane, Victorville, CA 92394; The business is conducted by: A CORPORATION, registrant(s) has begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein February 09, 2012: Reynaldo Mejia, President: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: February 15, 2012; Published: February 24, March 02, 09, 16, 2012 LACC N/C


BEVERLY HILLS NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING OF THE beverly hills unified SCHOOL DISTRICT APPROVING TO MAINTAIN STATUTORY SCHOOL FACILITY FEES IMPOSED ON NEW RESIDENTIAL A N D COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL CONSTRUCTION PURSUANT TO EDUCATION CODE SECTION 17620 AND GOVERNMENT CODE SECTION 65995 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of Trustees (“Board”) of the Beverly Hills Unified School District ("School District") will hold a Public Hearing at its Regular Meeting to be held on February 28,2012 to allow for public comment prior to consideration of its reports titled "Residential Development School Fee Justification Study for Unified School District" and "Commercial/Industrial Development School Fee Justification Study for Unified School District" ("Fee Studies"), and consider adopting a resolution of the Board of the School District to maintain Statutory School Facility Fees Imposed on New Residential and Commercial/Industrial Construction Pursuant to Education Code Section 17620 and Government Code Section 65995. The Fee Studies justifying such amounts, which are incorporated herein by this reference, are on file at the School District’s offices, located at 255 Lasky Dr. Beverly Hills, CA and are available for public review from 2/17/2012 through 2/28/2012. The Public Hearing of the School District, to be held 2/28/2012 will begin at 7:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as practicable, at the Salter Theater located at 241 Moreno Drive, Beverly Hills, CA. These matters will be considered at such time as this agenda item is considered by the Board of the School District. Any questions regarding the Fee Studies or the public hearing should be directed to La Tanya KirkCarter, Business/Facilities Consultant at (310) 5515100 ext. 2393. Published February 17, 24, 2012 BHC. —————————— NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE TS No. 11-0137108 Title Order No. 110117009 Investor/Insurer No. 102247524 APN No. 4336-024-023 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 07/20/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER." Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the

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PUBLIC NOTICES Deed of Trust executed by CHIDI NOBI, A SINGLE MAN, dated 07/20/2005 and recorded 8/2/2005, as Instrument No. 05 1829315, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, will sell on 03/15/2012 at 9:00AM, Doubletree Hotel Los Angeles-Norwalk, 13111 Sycamore Drive, Norwalk, CA 90650, Vineyard Ballroom at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 8915-8917 RANGELY AVENUE, WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA, 900481718. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $1,681,666.02. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier's checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ''AS IS'' condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 02/17/2012 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-91401-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By: Trustee's Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 4186550 02/17/2012, 02/24/2012, 03/02/2012 —————————— T.S. No.: 09-36508 TSG Order No.: 33-80171572 A.P.N. 4340-023-070 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST

DATED 5/17/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE P R O C E E D I N G S AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 3/8/2012 at 09:00 AM, Old Republic Default Management Services, a Division of Old Republic National Title Insurance Company as duly appointed Trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust, Recorded 06/07/2006 as Instrument No. 06 1249689 in book -, page -- of official records in the Office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, California, executed by: SUSANNA LO, A SINGLE WOMAN as Trustor, J & R LENDING, INC., as Beneficiary. WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH (payable in full at time of sale by cash, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state). Behind the fountain located in Civic Center Plaza, 400 Civic Center Plaza, Pomona CA, all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and state, and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 9005 CYNTHIA ST UNIT 215, West Hollywood, CA 90069 . The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made in an “AS IS” condition, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, if any, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to-wit: $557,228.90 (Estimated) Accrued interest and additional advances, if any, will increase this figure prior to sale. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. The Declaration pursuant to California Civil Code, Section 2923.5(a) was fulfilled when the Notice of Default was recorded on 3/3/2011 Date: 2/7/2012 Old Republic Default Management Services, A Division of Old Republic National Title Insurance Company, as Trustee 500 City Parkway West, Suite 200, Orange, CA 92868-2913 (866) 263-5802 For Sale

Information Contact: Priority Posting and Publishing (714) 5731965 Tony Delgado, Trustee Sale Officer “We are attempting to collect a debt, and any information we obtain will be used for that purpose.” P922614 2/17, 2/24, 03/02/2012 —————————— NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE T.S. No: C502285 CA Unit Code: L Loan No: 707196093/LEDERMAN AP #1: 5555-006193 T.D. SERVICE COMPANY, as duly appointed Trustee under the following described Deed of Trust WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH (in the forms which are lawful tender in the United States) and/or the cashier's, certified or other checks specified in Civil Code Section 2924h (payable in full at the time of sale to T.D. Service Company) all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property hereinafter described: Trustor: MONICA LEDERMAN, MICHAEL LEDERMAN Recorded December 15, 2003 as Instr. No. 03 3772677 in Book --Page --of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County; CALIFORNIA , pursuant to the Notice of Default and Election to Sell thereunder recorded October 6, 2009 as Instr. No. 091517432 in Book --Page --of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County CALIFORNIA. YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED DECEMBER 8, 2003. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. 1155 NORTH LA CIENEGA BOULEVARD PH #3, WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA 90069 "(If a street address or common designation of property is shown above, no warranty is given as to its completeness or correctness)." Said Sale of property will be made in "as is" condition without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest as in said note provided, advances, if any, under the terms of said Deed of Trust, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. Said sale will be held on: MARCH 8, 2012, AT 10:30 A.M. *NEAR THE FOUNTAIN LOCATED AT 400 CIVIC CENTER PLAZA POMONA, CA At the time of the initial publication of this notice, the total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the above described Deed of Trust and estimated costs, expenses, and advances is $577,763.62. It is possi-

ble that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. Regarding the property that is the subject of this notice of sale, the "mortgage loan servicer" as defined in Civil Code 2923.53(k)(3), declares that it has obtained from the Commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Civil Code section 2923.53 and that the exemption is current and valid on the date this notice of sale is recorded. The time frame for giving a notice of sale specified in Civil Code Section 2923.52 subdivision (a) does not apply to this notice of sale pursuant to Civil Code Sections 2923.52 or 2923.55. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder's sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the monies paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee's attorney. Date: February 13, 2012 T.D. SERVICE COMPANY as said Trustee, T.D. Service Company Agent for the Trustee and as Authorized Agent for the Beneficiary CRYSTAL ESPINOZA, ASSISTANT SECRETARY T.D. SERVICE COMPANY 1820 E. FIRST ST., SUITE 210, P.O. BOX 11988 SANTA ANA, CA 92711-1988 The Beneficiary may be attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained may be used for that purpose. If available , the expected opening bid and/or postponement information may be obtained by calling the following telephone number(s) on the day before the sale: (714) 480-5690 or you may access sales information at www.tacforeclosures.com. TAC# 954069 PUB: 02/17/12, 02/24/12, 03/02/12 THIS NEW NOTICE SUPERSEDES AND REPLACES ANY PREVIOUS NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE YOU MAY HAVE RECEIVED UNDER T.S. # C502285 ———————————

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2012013765 The following is/are doing business as: FLEA KIT.COM 835 S. Sycamore Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90036; Matthew W. Tenggren 835 S. Sycamore Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90036; The business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL, registrant(s) has NOT begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein: Matthew Tenggren: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: January 25, 2012; Published: February 03, 10, 17, 24, 2012 LACC N/C

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2012013773 The following is/are doing business as: ADAM’S LIMO 11601 Gorham Ave. #12, Los Angeles, CA 90049; Afshin Nouri 11601 Gorham Ave. #12, Los Angeles, CA 90049; The business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL, registrant(s) has NOT begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein: Afshin Nouri: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: January 25, 2012; Published: February 03, 10, 17, 24, 2012 LACC N/C

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2012013780 The following is/are doing business as: 1) FORKED 2) FORKED.COM 3750 S. Robertson Blvd. #100, Culver City, CA 90232; LA Bite.Com Inc. 3750 S.

Robertson Blvd. #100, Culver City, CA 90232; The business is conducted by: A CORPORATION, registrant(s) has NOT begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein: James Lee, CFO: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: January 25, 2012; Published: February 03, 10, 17, 24, 2012 LACC N/C

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2012013813 The following is/are doing business as: JM BLOWDRY 9410 Dayton Way, Beverly Hills, CA 90210; Blown LA LLC 445 N. Rossmore Ave. #313, Los Angeles, CA 90004; The business is conducted by: A LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY, registrant(s) has begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein December 21, 2011: Paul Lindsey, Member/CEO: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: January 25, 2012; Published: February 03, 10, 17, 24, 2012 LACC N/C

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2012013826 The following is/are doing business as: LANEY & CO 9940 Robbins Dr. #204, Beverly Hills, CA 90212; Melaney Wyzykowski 9940 Robbins Dr. #204, Beverly Hills, CA 90212; The business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL, registrant(s) has begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein January 01, 2011: Melaney Wyzykowski: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: January 25, 2012; Published: February 03, 10, 17, 24, 2012 LACC N/C

ing is/are doing business as: RENTTODAY.US 18730 Oxnard St. #216, Tarzana, CA 91356; WCPS Management Tarzana, Inc. 18730 Oxnard St. #216, Tarzana, CA 91356; The business is conducted by: A CORPORATION, registrant(s) has begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein: January 01, 2012: Artin Arefian: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: January 26, 2012; Published: February 03, 10, 17, 24, 2012 LACC N/C

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2012015159 The following is/are doing business as: RENTTODAY.US 175 N. Indian Hill #203, Claremont, CA 91711; WCPS Management Claremont, Inc. 175 N. Indian Hill #203, Claremont, CA 91711; The business is conducted by: A CORPORATION, registrant(s) has begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein January 01, 2012: Artin Arefian, Treasurer: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: January 26, 2012; Published: February 03, 10, 17, 24, 2012 LACC N/C

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2012024586 The following is/are doing business as: 1) CIENEGA CENTER 2) PLAZA CIENEGA 848 N. La Cienega Blvd. #207, West Hollywood, CA 90069; Bernard G. Tohl, Trustee 2514 Apollo Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90046; Janet Tohl, Trustee 2514 Apollo Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90046; The business is conducted by: A TRUST, registrant(s) has begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein May 02, 2002: Bernard G. Tohl & Janet Tohl, Trustees: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: February 10, 2012; Published: February 17, 24, March 02, 09, 2012 LACC N/C

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2012022609 The following is/are doing business as: BETTER WITH BOOKS 9663 Santa Monica Blvd. #927, Beverly Hills, CA 90210; What A Pair 9663 Santa Monica Blvd. #927, Beverly Hills, CA 90210; The business is conducted by: A CORPORATION, registrant(s) has begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein January 15, 2012: Ruth Stalford, CFO: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: February 08, 2012; Published: February 17, 24, March 02, 09, 2012 LACC N/C

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2012014713 The following is/are doing business as: 1) DOUBLE 19 TALENT 2) DOUBLE 19 MANAGEMENT 8205 Santa Monica Blvd. #1-287, Los Angeles, CA 90046; Double 19 Productions 8205 Santa Monica Blvd. #1-287, Los Angeles, CA 90046; The business is conducted by: A CORPORATION, registrant(s) has NOT begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein: Julie Stevens, President: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: January 26, 2012; Published: February 03, 10, 17, 24, 2012 LACC N/C STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME 20081035785 The following person(s) has/have abandoned the use of the fictitious business name: ELEMENTS ENTERTAINMENT 1635 N. Cahuenga Blvd. 5th Flr., Los Angeles, CA 90028; The fictitious business name referred to above was filed on (date): June 11, 2008 in the county of Los Angeles; Nils Larsen 10990 Wilshire Blvd. 8th Flr., Los Angeles, CA 90024; The business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL declare that all information in this statement is true and correct, Signed: Nils Larsen, Owner/President; Statement #2012003705 is filed with the County of Los Angeles: January 06, 2012; Published: February 03, 10, 17, 24, 2012 LACC N/C

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2012022616 The following is/are doing business as: ROOT BEAUTY 733 S. Manhattan Place #602, Los Angeles, CA 90005; Kristin R. Lauterbach 733 S. Manhattan Place #602, Los Angeles, CA 90005; The business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL, registrant(s) has NOT begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein: Kristin R. Lauterbach: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: February 08, 2012; Published: February 17, 24, FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME March 02, 09, 2012 LACC N/C STATEMENT 2012004427 The following is/are doing business as: DESDE FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME AQUI LOS ANGELES 2091 W. 30th STATEMENT 2012022664 The followSt., Los Angeles, CA 90018; Desde ing is/are doing business as: 1) JEFF Aqui TV.Com LLC 2091 W. 30th St., EL-EINI 2) JEFFREY EL-EINI 1415 Los Angeles, CA 90018; The business Maple Ave. #222, Los Angeles, CA is conducted by: A LIMITED LIABILITY 90015; Amala Enterprises LLC 1415 COMPANY, registrant(s) has begun to Maple Ave. #222, Los Angeles, CA transact business under the name(s) 90015; The business is conducted by: listed herein October 08, 2008: A LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY, Josefa Interiano, President: registrant(s) has NOT begun to transStatement is filed with the County of Los act business under the name(s) listAngeles: January 09, 2012; Published: ed herein: Jeffrey El-Eini, CEO: February 03, 10, 17, 24, 2012 LACC Statement is filed with the County of N/C Los Angeles: February 08, 2012; Published: February 17, 24, March FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME 02, 09, 2012 LACC N/C STATEMENT 2012012300 The following is/are doing business as: 1) SHOE FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME RELATED 2) TAINTED PEPPER STATEMENT 2012022618 The follow11308 Joffre St. #7, Los Angeles, CA ing is/are doing business as: 1) 90049; Kim Pollock 11308 Joffre St. CLOTHING YOUR SPIRIT 2) #7, Los Angeles, CA 90049; The busi- ROMANCING YOUR SOUL 8071 ness is conducted by: AN INDIVID- Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90048; UAL, registrant(s) has NOT begun to Rys Inc. 8071 Beverly Blvd., Los transact business under the name(s) Angeles, CA 90048; The business is listed herein: Kimberly Pollock: conducted by: A CORPORATION, Statement is filed with the County of Los registrant(s) has begun to transact Angeles: January 23, 2012; Published: business under the name(s) listed February 03, 10, 17, 24, 2012 LACC herein June 2007: Barbara Simon, N/C President: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: February 08, FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME 2012; Published: February 17, 24, STATEMENT 2012010870 The follow- March 02, 09, 2012 LACC N/C ing is/are doing business as: 1) DINNER MATTERS 2) DINNER MAT- FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME TERS... THE TIME THAT BINDS STATEMENT 2012022622 The follow10376 Ilona Ave., Los Angeles, CA ing is/are doing business as: RYS 90064; Mary Cleary 10376 Ilona Ave., PUBLISHING 8071 Beverly Blvd., Los Los Angeles, CA 90064; The business Angeles, CA 90048; Rys Inc. 8071 is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL, reg- Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90048; istrant(s) has NOT begun to transact The business is conducted by: A CORbusiness under the name(s) listed PORATION, registrant(s) has NOT herein: Mary Cleary: Statement is begun to transact business under the filed with the County of Los Angeles: name(s) listed herein: Barbara January 19, 2012; Published: February Simon, President: Statement is filed 03, 10, 17, 24, 2012 LACC N/C with the County of Los Angeles: February 08, 2012; Published: FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME February 17, 24, March 02, 09, 2012 STATEMENT 2012015158 The follow- LACC N/C

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Page 32 | February 24 , 2012 NOTICE CALLING FOR BIDS BEVERLY HILLS UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT Bid Deadline: 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 22, 2012 Place of Bid Receipt: 255 Lasky Dr. Beverly Hills, CA 90212 – Purchasing Department Project: BEVERLY HILLS UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT 2011-12 ROOFING REPAIRS - BID #11-12/005 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Beverly Hills Unified School District of Los Angeles County, California, acting by and through its Governing Board, hereinafter referred to as "DISTRICT," will receive up to, but not later than, the abovestated time, sealed bids for the award of a contract for the above Project. Those bids timely received shall be opened and publicly read aloud. There will be a mandatory job walk and conference at 9:00 a.m., March 6, 2012 at the BHUSD District Office (Main Lobby), located at 255 Lasky Drive, Beverly Hills CA 90212. Late arrivals will not be allowed entrance. All attendees will be escorted to the High School site by a District Representative and will be required to drive to each of the other school sites thereafter on their own. Attendees will be required to sign-in when arriving at each of the school sites with the District Representative leading the job walk to ensure attendance at each of the school sites and until the entire job walk is completed. Any bidder failing to sign-in at one or more of the schools sites, attend the entire job walk and conference will be deemed a nonresponsive bidder and will have its bid returned unopened. Plans and Specifications are on file at 241 Moreno Drive, Beverly Hills, CA – Facilities & Planning Offices. One (1) Set of the plans and specifications (Project Manual) will be available at the Facilities & Planning Offices at no charge on/or after February 24, 2012. Contractors are required to contact the Facilities & Planning Office at (310) 551-5100, Ext. 2390 to schedule and pick-up Project bid documents. Additional sets of Project bid documents may be purchased for $15.00 per set. Payment will not be refunded, and the Project bid documents are not required to be returned. In accordance with the provisions of California Business and Professions Code Section 7028.15 and Public Contract Code Section 3300, the DISTRICT requires that the bidder possess the following classification(s) of contractor's license(s) at the time the bid is submitted: Class C-39. Any bidder not so licensed at the time of the bid opening will be rejected as nonresponsive. All work must be completed within 25 consecutive calendar days from the date specified on the Notice to Proceed issued by the DISTRICT. Time is of the essence. Failure to complete the work within the time set forth herein will result in the imposition of liquidated damages for each day of delay in the amount set forth in the Information for Bidders. Each bid shall be accompanied by a bid security in the form of cash, a certified or cashier's check or bid bond in an amount not less than ten percent (10%) of the total bid price, payable to the DISTRICT. Each Bidder is required to furnish and maintain proof of Commercial General Liability Insurance, Comprehensive Automobile Liability Insurance, and Workers’ Compensation Insurance. The DISTRICT reserves the right to reject any or all bids or to waive any irregularities or informalities in any bids or in the bidding process. The DISTRICT has obtained from the California Department of Industrial Relations the general prevailing rate of per diem wages in the locality in which this work is to be performed for each craft or type of worker needed for the Project. Such rates are as follows: Craft, Classification, or Type: Use Applicable Prevailing Wage Rate The general prevailing rate of per diem wages is based upon a working day of eight (8) hours. The rate for holiday and overtime work shall be at least time and onehalf. It shall be mandatory upon the successful bidder to whom the contract is awarded, and upon any subcontractor listed, to pay not less than the said specified rates to all workers employed by them for the Project. No bidder may withdraw any bid for a period of Thirty (30) calendar days after the date set for the opening of bids. Pursuant to Section 22300 of the Public Contract Code, the Agreement will contain provisions permitting the successful bidder to substitute securities for any monies withheld by the DISTRICT to ensure performance under the Agreement or permitting payment of retentions earned directly into escrow. Publication Dates: 02/24/12 & 03/02/12

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PUBLIC NOTICES NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-11481062-LL Order #: 1015305 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 9/25/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier's check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): LEYLA RAZZAGHI, A SINGLE WOMAN Recorded: 9/28/2007 as Instrument No. 20072241502 in book XXX , page XXX of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California; Date of Sale: 3/16/2012 at 9:00 A.M. Place of Sale: Behind the fountain located in Civic Center Plaza, 400 Civic Center Plaza Pomona, CA Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $429,026.66 The purported property address is: 112 NORTH HAMILTON DRIVE #104 BEVERLY HILLS, CA 90211 Assessor’s Parcel No. 4334-022-118 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder's sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney.

Date: Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-5731965 or Login to: www.priorityposting.com Reinstatement Line: 619645-7711 Ext. 3704 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders right’s against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. IDSPub #0021735 2/24/2012 3/2/2012 3/9/2012 —————————— NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE TS # CA-11479686-VF Order #: 110524265-CA-LPI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 10/18/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier's check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): FRANCESCA G. DROMMI , AN UNMARRIED WOMAN Recorded: 11/3/2006 as Instrument No. 06 2444869 in book xxx, page xxx of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County,

California; Date of Sale: 3/19/2012 at 11:00 AM Place of Sale: By the fountain located at 400 Civic Center Plaza, Pomona, CA 91766 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $2,878,701.03 The purported property address is: 1729 ANGELO DRIVE BEVERLY HILLS, CA 90210 Assessor's Parcel No. 4348-020-015 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder's sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee's Attorney. Date: -- Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-7302727 or Login to: www.lpsasap.com Reinstatement Line: 619645-7711 Ext. 3704 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders right's against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. ASAP# 4190091 02/24/2012, 03/02/2012, 03/09/2012 —————————— Trustee Sale No. : 20110134003620 Title Order No.: 110514887 FHA/VA/PMI No.: NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 11/06/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. NDEX WEST, LLC, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 11/28/2006 as Instrument No. 20062618704 of official

records in the office of the County Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, State of CALIFORNIA. EXECUTED BY: STEVE FOX AND LUANN ARONSON, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, C A S H I E R ' S CHECK/CASH EQUIVALENT or other form of payment authorized by 2924h(b), (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States). DATE OF SALE: 03/19/2012 TIME OF SALE: 9:00 AM PLACE OF SALE: BEHIND THE FOUNTAIN LOCATED IN CIVIC CENTER PLAZA, 400 CIVIC CENTER PLAZA POMONA, CA. STREET ADDRESS and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 1041 NORTH MARTEL AVENUE, WEST HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA 90046 APN#: 5531-022019 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, under the terms of said Deed of Trust, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $1,077,105.41. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. FOR TRUSTEE SALE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL: PRIORITY POSTING & PUBLISHING, INC. 17501 IRVINE BLVD., SUITE ONE TUSTIN, CA 92780 714573-1965 www.priorityposting.com NDEx West, L.L.C. as Trustee Dated: 02/20/2012 NDEx West, L.L.C. MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY I N F O R M AT I O N OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. P923146 2/24, 3/2, 03/09/2012 —————————— Trustee Sale No. 10CA00184 Title Order No. 100303486-CA-MAI NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 6/8/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE P R O C E E D I N G S AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 3/16/2012 at

09:00 AM MERIDIAN FORECLOSURE SERVICE f/k/a MTDS, INC., A CALIFORNIA CORPORATION DBA MERIDIAN TRUST DEED SERVICE as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 06/19/2007, Book , Page , Instrument 20071470264 of official records in the Office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, California, executed by: ALMANIQUE JACQUET, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN, as Trustor, MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., AS NOMINEE FOR RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE CAPITAL, as Beneficiary, will sell at public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Sale will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant the Deed of Trust. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the trustee for the amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Place of Sale: Behind the fountain located in Civic Center Plaza, 400 Civic Center Plaza, Pomona CA Legal Description: As more fully described in said Deed of Trust Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $596,451.09 The Street address and other common designation of the real property purported as: 930 NORTH DOHENY DRIVE #206, West Hollywood, CA 90069 APN Number: 4340-024103 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. DATE: 2/17/2012 MERIDIAN FORECLOSURE SERVICE f/k/a MTDS, INC., A CALIFORNIA CORPORATION DBA MERIDIAN TRUST DEED SERVICE, As Trustee 3 SAN JOAQUIN PLAZA, STE 215, NEWPORT BEACH, CA 92660 Sales Line: (714) 573-1965 (702) 586-4500 PRIORITYPOSTING.COM JESSE J. FERNANDEZ, PUBLICATION LEAD MERIDIAN FORECLOSURE SERVICE IS ASSISTING THE BENEFICIARY TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. P925676 2/24, 3/2, 03/09/2012


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BANKRUPTCY ($200) Evictions • Divorces • Name Changes • • Wage Garnishments • • Law Suits •

MISCELLANEOUS/ANNOUNCEMENTS Obituaries .............................................00 Bookkeeping/Accounting ......................01 Announcements....................................02 Mail Boxes............................................03 Lost & Found ........................................04 Personals .............................................05 Phone Cards ........................................06 Legal Services......................................09 Catering ................................................10 Valet Parking Services ..........................12 Auctions................................................25 Travel Tours..........................................40 Personal Chef.......................................42 Party Services ......................................43 Video/Photography ...............................44 Schools/Instruction ...............................45 Computer Consultants..........................46 Health & Beauty....................................4 7 Fitness ..................................................48 Professional Services...........................50 Alterations ............................................53 Jobs Wanted ........................................55 Situations Wanted ................................58 Jobs Wanted Domestic ........................60 Domestic Agencies...............................85 Child Care ............................................86 Elderly Home/Care ...............................88 Employment Opportunities ...................90 Volunteer Work.....................................98

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

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

BUSINESS AND FINANCIAL

MISCELLANEOUS/SALES

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

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

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

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

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Seeking Full-Time Position P/T+Weekends OK, Live-In Preferred. CNA, 7-years experience. Cooking, errands, appts., etc. With car+ins. Excellent References.

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OFFICE & STORES FOR LEASE

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The Kenquest Building offers an amazing opportunity to lease class A office space in Beverly Hills’ prestigious Golden Triangle. This prime location on the corner of Santa Monica Boulevard and North Cañon Drive is two blocks east of the world-renowned Rodeo Drive and across from the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts. Offices feature spectacular views with plenty of natural light and on-site valet parking. This is an ideal location for a corporate office, with a full floor available for qualified tenant.

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Private Office Suite Fairfax/Wilshire at 9595 Wilshire Bl. UNIQUE & QUIET 508 RSF • $2,300/Mo. PSYCHOTHERAPY 1 Large Executive ~ OFFICE ~ Window Office & Shared waiting room, call light system separate exits, full kitchen, free parking. $900/MO. Utilities Included. Email:

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1 Support/ Reception Area. Contact: Stan Gerlach Or: Bryan Dunne 310/550-2500

————— One Month FREE RENT *** FOR LEASE ***

*BEVERLY HILLS* 489 S. Robertson Bl. RETAIL FRONTAGE 500sf. - 1,000sf. & SMALL OFFICE Single Studio Offices. Unique space, all *** SUITES *** amenities, skylights, NO NNN high ceilings. Above All Utilities Included. standard improvements.

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321 N. OAKHURST DR. 1 BD + DEN + 1.5 BA Newly Renovated 2nd Floor Front Unit. Large and Spacious PRIME 1,600 sq. ft. BEVERLY HILLS Approx. Full service building, OFFICE SPACE front view, security N e a r Wilshire on guard (day & night), Santa Monica Blvd. pool, suana, gym & Up to 3,800 rec. room, Hardwood flrs Available immediately throughout, 2 parking.

Building signage available Contact Kosha 310/691-5520

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NEWLY RENOVATED BEVERLY HILLS ADJ 3BR, 2BA, Duplex

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************ Great location w/ views and parking available.

CONDOMINIUMS & TOWNHOMES

Call 310/237-2977 or 713/266-1444

$995,000 To view pictures visit: www.8561olympic.com

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INCOME PROPERTY FOR SALE

8561 OLYMPIC BL.

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1 blk W. of La Cienega, Move-in condition, formal dining rm, living rm, brkfst area, fireplace, hrdwd flrs, granites, new S/S appl, new cent air/ heat & w/d in each unit, huge back yard with detached 3 car garage. Gorgeous & over 1,500 Sq. Ft. each.

6210 WILSHIRE BL. @ FAIRFAX AVE. MOVE-IN SPECIAL OFFICES FOR LEASE

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OPEN SUNDAY

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BEVERLY HILLS UP TO 3 BEAUTIFUL,

$450,000 Call Charles Dizengoff

310/259-9911

CENTURY CITY ••••••

Preferred N/E Corner w/ 270º Unobstructed Jet-Liner Views! Dramatic living rm. w/ over 12ft. ceilings & adj. oversized terrace.

2 Bdrm.+Den, formal dining rm., master suite w/ sitting area, office, huge closets+

Lrg. Master Bath.

clean, professional, large, 510sf. maid’s unit remodeled offices available available for an within a full-service suite, additional $300,000. w/ excellent views, •••••• located on Wilshire Easy to show w/ Blvd. Secretarial bays, short notice. interior offices, & stor• DIANA COOK • age also available. COLDWELL BANKER • BH $1-2K per office

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WANTED TO RENT

HOUSE FOR RENT

UNFURNISHED

UNFURNISHED

UNFURNISHED

UNFURNISHED

APARTMENTS

APARTMENTS

APARTMENTS

APARTMENTS

Small Living Place WANTED to RENT

CHEVIOT HILLS RANCHO PARK

BEVERLY HILLS

WILSHIRE CORRIDOR

BEVERLY HILLS ADJ For Sale by Owner 2 bdr. + 2.5 ba. + Den Swall Plaza 120 N Swall Drive 1,676 sq. ft., some furniture incl., small pool, 2 parking spaces, secured building. $750,000 Avail. by Appointment 310/275-7262

KELEMEN REAL ESTATE (310) 966-0900

w/ parking & fridge.

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3 Bdrm. +2 Bath + Guest Unit

427 Montana Ave.

$549,000

Storage Space

2 Bdrm Suites, 2 Bath. Updated Kitchen & Baths Wood Lam Floors, Large Balcony City Views, Quiet Location

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

CENTURY PARK EAST

$700,000 Sub-Penthouse 2 bed, Den, 2 Baths Extra Large Corner 2 Jumbo Balconies Unobstructed Views of Los Angeles & Bev Hills Quiet Location

$825,000 19th Floor 2 Bed, Den 2 Baths Extra Large Corner, City & Ocean Views, Totally Renovated Black Marble, Granite, Stainless Steel Kitchen, Luxurious Baths 2 Jumbo Balconies

PREMIER COLLECTION $1,100,000 Corner Penthouse. Lowest high rise penthouse in West LA 2 Bed, 2 Baths Unobstructed 270 degree views Sky Lounge with 2 Balconies Walk-in Closet, Stone Island Kitchen, Stainless Steel Appliances

$1,895,000 Corner High Floor, Extra Large Condo, Totally Renovated 2 Bed, 2 Baths Travertine Floors, Stainless Steel Appliances, Granite Counters Unobstructed 270 degree views Huge Spa Tub, 2 Large Balconies

415 ROOMS TO RENT

CENTURY PARK EAST CENTURY TOWERS PARK PLACE CENTURY HILL LE PARC CENTURY WOODS For Lease See our Ad Sec. 440

1 Bd.+Den+11/2 Ba.

Newly Updated 2 Bdrm. + 2 Bath

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BEVERLY HILLS LIVING.

904-908 Granville Av. Balcony, dishwasher,

Pool, a/c, balcony, elevator, intercom fridge, stove, laundry • • • • • • 2 Bd.+2 Ba. entry, on-site rm., prkg., intercom Includes: entry, elevator. laundry, parking. Fireplace, balcony, CLOSE TO SHOPS Please Call: a/c, laundry facility, & R ESTAURANTS . 310/435-3693 subterranean prkg. 310/385-9169 Near Whole Foods.

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• 2 Bd.+2 Ba. •••••

North of Sunset

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

3 Bdrm.+2 /2 Bath

310/319-6420 Less than a Bev. Hills hotel.

1 Bdrm. + 1 Bath

672 Kelton Ave.

“The Mission ” • Westwood •

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Office, cozy media, complete kitch., pool, spa. $7,000 Up to 4 Mo. Lease

SANTA MONICA 427 Montana Ave.

310/394-7132

• SINGLE • 1 Bdrm +1 Bath • 2 Bdrm +2 Bath

* * * * * * * *

Control access, pool, dishwasher, elevator, on-site laundry and parking.

213/385-4751

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• Close to UCLA • 1350 S. Midvale Ave. L.A., 90024 Contact Mgr.:

• 310/864-0319 •

• 1 Bdrm.+1 Bath • Fireplace, balcony, wet bar, dishwasher, laundry facility, elevator, parking.

CLOSE TO SHOPS+DINING. 818/669-1990

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•• • ••• •••• • S i n g l e • • • • •• • • • ••• ••• Controlled access,

SANTA MONICA garage, laundry facility. Close to Beach. • CONDO QUALITY •

A/C, balcony, BRENTWOOD dishwasher, stove, •• •• •• •• •• wet bar, intercom entry, 11666 Goshen Ave. N EWLY R EMODELED on-sight laundry, prkg. ( • ) ( • ) ( • ) ( • ) ( • ) 310/477-0072 • 2 B drm. • Single+Loft+11/2 Ba. + 2 B ath • • • • • • Single WEST L.A. Upscale, Bright, (•)(•)(•)(•)(•) 1433 Armacost Ave. Gorgeous & Spacious. 1 B d r m . Central air/heat, With Pool, balcony, + 1 Bath fireplace, patio, central air, fireplace, Bright & Spacious. controlled access, stove, elevator, Dishwasher, pool, elevator, parking, intercom entry, prkg. controlled access laundry facility. • 310/476-2181 • on-sight laundry, prkg. Close to shopping. 310/312-9871 213/663-8513

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• BRENTWOOD • L O S A N G E L E S 922 S. Barrington Av.

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125 N. Barrington Av.

218 S. Tower Dr.

•• •• S•i n•g l•e •• •• • • 1 Bd.+1 Ba. • •

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323/851-3790 Close to Everything.

Old World Charm! Bright, intercom entry, fridge, stove, laundry fac. Close to restaurants & shopping. Close to Beach.

Bright unit. 8 4 3 4 th S t . Dishwasher, On-site laundry, parking. • 2 Bd. + 2 Ba. • • • • • 2• Bdrm. Close to • 1 Bd. + 1 Ba. 1 Bath + • Brentwood Village. • Heated pool, balcony, a/c, • 1 Bdrm. +1 Bath • 310/472-8915 dishwasher, controlled Controlled access, access, elevator, parking, laundry facility. ~ WEST L.A. ~ 1675 Colby Ave. laundry room, parking. Close to U.C.L.A. L.A.’S FINEST, MOST 1 Bdrm. 310/208-3085 310/929-0610 LUXURIOUS APT. RENTAL + 1 Bath 4 Blks. to Beach. Spacious & Bright.

6-Month Lease Avail.

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• WESTWOOD •

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laundry facility. Utilities Included.

310/478-8616 ————––––––– ————— BEVERLY HILLS

X-St. Strathmore

————––––––– Gated 2-Story Beautifully Furnished

A/C, pool, intercom entry, laundry facility, elevator, parking. Close to U.C.L.A.

————––––––– 4 0*1*S*. H*O*O V*E R* S*t .

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• • 2 Bd.+1 Ba. • • • B a c h e l o r • Single •• •• •• Controlled access,

•• • ••• •••• 1380 Midvale Ave. • • • S i•n g•l e • • • • • • • • •••• •••• 1 Blk. East of Doheny 5 5 0 V e t e r a n A v e . • • • • 2• Bd.+2 Ba. Controlled access, = = = = = = = = 1 Bd.+1 Ba.• • 1 BEDROOM • • garage, laundry facility. = 1 Bdrm. + 1 Bath = Clean, bright, nice size Pool, elevator, 310/207-1965

NORTH OF ————— BURTON WAY • W E S T W O O D •

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Exquisite 2 bdrm. + den. 2.5 bath. Hardwood flrs, granite kitchen, patio. $3,200/MO. ~~~ ~~~ ~~~ NEW BEAUTIFUL HOME Near Beverly Park Huge yard, pool, view!!! $11,000/MO.

• 10530-10540 • 1 Bedroom • • 1 Bath Wilshire Bl. • GORGEOUS UNITS • • 2 Bdrm.+1 Bath •

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DOHENY/OLYMPIC pool, laundry facilty sight laundry, parking. laundry & parking. Furnished room w/ and gated garage. Very close to UCLA Close to U.C.L.A. bathroom, separate Call 310/276-9871 & W e s t w o o d V i l l a g e . 310/473-1509 entrance, refrigerator, 310/208-5166 washer/dryer, utilities ~ WESTWOOD ~ BEAUTIFUL incl., parking space, 10992 Ashton Ave. W E S T W O O D 1 & 2 Female Only. • • Single • • 1 0 9 0 5 O h i o A v e . • • Bdrm. Apt’s $650/MO. Balcony, intercom • • • • Available 310/276-8797 or ••• ••• entry, elevator, on• • 310/433-0438 • • • • • • • • • • • 1 Bd.+1 Ba. •• sight laundry, prkg. • • Close to UCLA & Beverly Hills & • • Bright, controlled access, Westwood Village. 425 Beverly Hills Adj. balcony, pool, elevator, HOUSE 310/479-8977 CALL FOR MORE laundry fac., prkg. FOR RENT I N F O R M AT I O N Close To U.C.L.A. BRENTWOOD Dan: 310/273-9626 519 S. Barrington Ave. NEWLY BUILT 310/477-6856

LUXURY TOWNHOME

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Spacious,, microwave, BEVERLY HILLS apartments. Swimming intercom entry, on-sight controlled access, on-

Also available for sale.

Heated Pools, Sundeck, Tennis, Doorman, Houseman, Gardens & Lawns, Security Staff, Switchboard, Saunas, Business Center

309 S. Sherbourne Dr. BRENTWOOD 11640 Kiowa Ave. ( ••• ----- ••• )

Newly Remodeled. ••••••• Large closets, a/c, Lovely House. Yard. Balcony, dishwasher, elevator, dishwasher, Central air, large ∞∞∞∞∞∞∞ $4,795/Month a/c, heated pool, • 1 Bdrm.+1 Bath • controlled access. Close Channa Wintner: elevator controlled balcony, pool, elevator, ∞∞∞∞∞∞ to Cedars/shops/trans. ∞Luxury 323/253-8629 access, on-site laundry, on-site laundry, Living 310/247-8689 DRE #00918471 parking. Close to intercom entry. with valet, Brentwood Village, lush garden BRENTWOOD Shops & Restaurants. 320 N. La Peer Dr. 11933 Darlington Ave. • 310/826-4889 • • 310/246-0290 • surrounding pool, 440 gym, elevator, etc. 1 B d r m . ==== CLOSE TO UNFURNISHED Dishwasher, ==== + 1 Bath BEVERLY HILLS S H O P S & D I N I N G central air, balcony. APARTMENTS Spacious, 443 S. Oakhurst Dr. Call: 310/470-4474 dishwasher, 1 Bdrm. + 1 Bath W E S T W O O D In The HEART of on-sight laundry 1409 Midvale Ave. H O L L Y W O O D ======= BEV. HILLS TRIANGLE and parking. 170 N. Crescent Dr. B R I G H T & S P A C I O U S • • • • • • • • • • 1769-1775 Sycamore Av. 310/473-1509

all listings are on SANTA MONICA 2 Bdrm. + 2 Bath centurycityliving.com

This Weeks Listings

BEVERLY HILLS ADJ.

310/394-7132

————— **CENTURY CITY** 2220 S. Beverly Glen

• 1 Bd.+Den+1 Ba. • •• • • • • •• • • Lots of • • Character & Charm! Alcove fireplace, fridge, laundry facility, gated parking, intercom entry and more.

• 310/552-8064 • Rooftop jacuzzi with panoramic city views.

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10933 Rochester Ave.

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

Close To U.C.L.A. 310/473-5061


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BRENTWOOD

STUNNING BEVERLY HILLS DUPLEX - 2000sf.

BEVERLY HILLS ADJ. 1017 S. SHERBOURNE Very Private & Spacious 2 BDRM. + 1.5 BATH upper unit with breakfast and formal dining room. Yard, laundry & parking.

*KELEMEN* REAL ESTATE (310) 966-0900

BEVERLY HILLS

BEVERLY HILLS

Beautiful Well Lit

336 S. Rexford Dr.

HEART OF WESTWOOD

904-908 Granville Av.

••••••

2 Bd.+2 Ba. 3 Bd.+2 Ba.+Office EVERYTHING RE-DONE Includes:

Fireplace, balcony, Incld. kitch+baths, S.S. appl., new w/d, a/c, laundry facility, subterranean prkg. Private Patio in Back. Near Whole Foods. 2-car enclosed prkg. $3,950/Month 310/207-1965

————— LARGE & LOVELY

BH CONDO 2600+ S.F. 2 BD. + DEN + 2.5 BA. Large dining room, full security building with pool, gym & doorman. $5,500/MO. Call 310/433-3326 or 818/458-6188

VIEWS, VIEWS, VIEWS

BEVERLY HILLS • ROOFTOP POOL • 3 Bdrm. + 2 Bath 2,000+sf., granite gas kitchen, washer/dryer, balcony, central air, huge closets. Quiet bldg. $4,800/Month

310/600-2350 N EAR P ENINSULA H OTEL AND BHHS

————— *** PRIME ***

310/980-5720

WEST HOLLYWOOD LUXURY PENTHOUSE

*BEVERLY HILLS*

3 BDRMS + 2.5 BATH Remodeled kitchen with granite counter tops. New hardwood floors. Large living room with floor to ceiling windows and breathtaking views. Master suit with granite counters, private elevator entry to unit, central air, w/d hook-up Large patio off living/ dining rooms, pool, parking in gated subterranean garage. Limited access bldg. $3,950/MO.

342 N. PALM DR. 2 BEDROOM + DEN + 2.5 BATHROOM

Call 323/944-0270 Cell 310/351-0729

HUGE • HUGE • HUGE Prime Beverly Hills 2 Bdrm. +2 Bath

• ROOFTOP POOL •

Appx. 1,800sf., faux wood BEVERLY HILLS flrs., walk-in closet, patio. 2 BD. + DEN + 2 BA. central a/c. Quiet bldg. NEAR PENINSULA Beautiful apt. Lots HOTEL AND BHHS. of lights, $3,800/Month washer/dryer in unit,

2 prkng space. Furnished $4,295 Unfurnished $4,200 Call: 310/927-2140

————— *BEVERLY HILLS* NORTH OF WILSHIRE Spacious 3 Bedrooms Plus Den, 3 Baths. Formal Dining Room, Living Room, Central Heating & Air, Security System and Laundry Hook-ups. No Pets. Available April 1st. $4,250/MO. Daytime: 310/466-6567 Evenings & Weekends

562 /943-6627

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310/471-2737

BEVERLY HILLS 145 S. MAPLE BEAUTIFUL PENTHOUSE 2 BD + DEN + 2.5 BA With locked elevator, private rooftop patio, huge deck. large kitchen with new appliances and granite countertops, washer & dryer in unit, central air and heat, Subterranean parking. Plenty of storage space. $3,750/MO. CALL 310/385-7188

————— • WESTWOOD • Century City Adj.

Newer Construction 2 Bd.+2 Ba. • $3,600 UPPER DUPLEX Gourmet granite kitch. w/ FOR LEASE Viking appl. Lrg. master 3 BDRM. + 2 BATH w/ double sinks, spa-tub, New kitchen, fire- walk-in closet. Hrwd. place, 2 car garage. flrs., high-ceilings, w/d Nr. Horace Mann School in unit, central air, balcony.

ELEVATOR OPENS

$4,200/MO. DIRECTLY INTO UNIT. 211 ARNAZ DRIVE Lisa Sherman • Broker

Call 323/829-4256

$3,500/MO. Call 213/804-3761

310/786-1851

FRENCH CHATEAU

Upper with balcony, Granite kitchen, marble floors, jacuzzi tub with separate steam shower. Deluxe Unit. $3,400/MO. (Minimum 2 year lease) By appointment only

all listings are on centurycityliving.com Valet and Guest Parking. Huge Heated Pool, Security Staff, Doorman & Houseman, Switchboard Tennis, Fitness Center Business Center NEW LISTINGS EVERYDAY

174 SWALL DRIVE 213/447-4832

————— PRIME BEVERLY HILLS IN 4-UNIT BUILDING Large 2 Bdrm + 2 Ba. Hardwood floors, central A/C, All appliances in kitchen included, new bathroom, laundry room. $2950/MO.

Call 310/843-9355

HANCOCK PARK ADJ LUXURY 3 BEDROOM DUPLEX APARTMENT Bay windows, new kitchen, wall-to-wall carpet, owner occupied. No garage. Retired professional couple preferred. No Smokers. $2,800/MO. Call 323/829-2933

————— WESTWOOD TOP FRONT 2 BD/DEN NEWLY DECORATED XL Living Room 26’x17’ + Den with bar 17’x13’. Laundry facility, balcony, ELEVATOR, gated, QUIET 12 units, no pets.

10966 OHIO AVE. $2,800/MO. Call 310/653-2551

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PARK PLACE

$2,900/MO. Call 310/385-7188

PENTHOUSE $3,400/MONTH 2 BED, 2 BATHS. Large Balcony, Vaulted Ceilings. Large Walk-In Closets. Washer & Dryer Sub-Zero Refrigerator Fresh Paint & Carpets, Pools, Tennis, Security

High Floor Partial Ocean Views. Huge Master Bedroom. Walk-in Closet, Separate Stall Shower Renovate Stainless Steel Kitchen. Real Hardwood Floors. Heating & Air Conditioning Incl. Valet or Self Parking Extra Storage.

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1 BED, 1 BATH $2,750/MONTH High Floor, Renovated, Large Balcony Manhattan Views

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2 BDRM, 2 BATHS $3,150/MONTH 2 Large Balconies. Renovated High Floor. Granite Counters. Hardwood Floors. City & Ocean Views

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2 BED, 2 BATH $3,150/MONTH

————— • BEVERLY HILLS • 2 Bdrm. • $2,790/Mo. X-LARGE LUXURY APT. Professionally decorated. All new interior. Hrwd., drapes, granite kitch/bath, s.s. appl., w/d hook-ups, hi-ceilings. Also 2 Bdrm. • $2,490

310/271-6811

403 S. PECK DR. Near Roxbury Park 1 BEDROOM, 1 BATH $2,100/MO. Elegant, completely remodeled. Central air and heat, hardwood floors, wood burning garage parking. Call 818/481-7455

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310/849-3858 BEVERLY HILLS ADJ.

2 BDRM, 2 BATHS $3,150/MONTH

LUXURIOUS Beverly Hills Schools 2 BDRM, 2 BATH 9633 W. Olympic Bl.

$3,250/MONTH 1 BED, 1 BATH

Totally Renovated. Marble Floors, Stainless Steel Kitchen, Huge Living Room Walk-in Closet, Recessed Lights, Luxurious Marble Bath, High Floor Breathtaking City & Ocean Views

CENTURY PARK EAST CENTURY TOWERS PARK PLACE CENTURY HILL LE PARC CENTURY WOODS For Sale See our Ad Sec. 270

8544 BURTON WAY CALL 310/273-6770 or 323/653-6100

From $1,500-$2,200 Shown by appointment

310/966-1014

Spacious Upper 1 Bd.

COMPLETELY RENOVATED New fridge, stove, carpet, blinds, paint, floors, ceiling fan, fixtures. Covered prkg., laundry facility Quiet 6-unit bldg. $1,425/Mo. • No pets

310/704-4656

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BEVERLY HILLS ADJ

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CENTURY TOWERS

Hardwood flrs/Carpets

** Cedar Sinai Area ** 1 Bdrm.+ 1 Ba. Upper Has 3 closets, stove, Excellent Area. refrigerator, dishwash$1,950/MO. er, carpet, a/c & heat, Call 310/908-1919 balcony, and parking. Two blocks west of Robertson, half a • OPEN HOUSE • block north of Third St. Sun. • 12-1pm Open Sat-Sun 12p-2p $1,395/MO. By Appt. Only

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Large closets, balconies, all amenities in kitchen breakfast area, new flooring, A/C, fireplace, wet bar, washer & dryer included in laundry area. Secured building with garden courtyard. Choice location Near Beverly Center,CedarsSinai, Restaurants, Etc. No Pets. $2,200/MO. Shown By Appointment. Available March2012

LUXURY UNITS • SINGLES • 1 BEDROOMS • 2 BEDROOMS

BEVERLY HILLS ADJ BEVERLY HILLS

Cell: 310/994-4122 Upper Duplex Must see! 439 S. Rexford Spacious 2 Bd.+1 Ba. Lrg. living, dining & BEVERLYHILLS Adj. breakfast rms., Italian 2+2 Top Flr • $2,495 tiled bath, hrwd. flrs., 2 Entrances, lrg living high celings, decorative fireplace, 2-lrg balconies, Roof Garden remodeled granite Panoramic B.H. Views countertop kitchen, new Hi-ceilings, tile+carpet. fridge & oven, 5-lrg. Pool, sauna, closets, newly painted. elevator, central air,

prkg., marble lobby. 1259 S. Camden Dr.

BEVERLY HILLS & BRENTWOOD

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2 Large Balconies. Renovated Kit & Baths/ Hardwood Floors Quiet Corner

Corner High Floor. Renovated Granite Counters. Hardwood Floors 2 Large Balconies. Unobstructed City Views

room, hardwood flrs., crown moldings, stove, fridge, 1-prkg. • 1 Year Lease •

Balcony, central air/heat floors, a/c, laundry, granite counter tops, covered parking. APPT: 323/653-3112 wet bar, ample closets, $2,200/Month hardwood floors, 2 car 310/247-8547 parking and strorage. 310/433-1949 PRIME LOCATION BEVERLY HILLS

1 BDRM, 1 BATH $2,750/MONTH

Newly remodeled, hardwood floors, central a/c & heat, upper floor. $3,300/MO.

Upper, hardwood

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(No Calls after 8 PM)

LARGE 3 BEDROOM DUPLEX APARTMENT

~ N E W L Y U P D A T E D ~ Upper, extra storage

137 S. MAPLE DR.

CENTURY PARK EAST

BEVERLY HILLS

Front 3rd Floor Unit

Beautiful, Quiet St. • 2 Bdrm.+1 Bath • 2 Bd.+1 Ba. • $1,550

Call for latest properties

818/679-6747

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2 BD. + DEN + 2 BA

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310/652-8519 or 310/801-4642

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Adj. Roxbury Park B E V E R L Y H ILLS A DJ . 2 Bd.+1 Ba. • $1,950 C L O S E TO C E D A R S & B EVERLY CENTER New kitchen w/granite, Single • $875 d/w, new appliances, a/c, Newly Re-done Upper. New bathroom, Hrwd. Full Kitchen, floors, restricted entry. garden courtyard.

• 323/828-7170 • 818/783-4969

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Bright & Cheerful. • 1-Year Lease •

323/653-3112

————— BEVERLY HILLS

8747 Clifton Way DOHENY/OLYMPIC 1 BDRM. 1 3/4 BATH Furnished room w/ $1,675/MO. bathroom, separate Central air, dishwasher, entrance, refrigerator, microwave, parking, washer/dryer, utilities incl., parking space, laundry facility, gated Female Only. entry, elevator, upgraded $650/MO. kitchen, rooftop patio. 310/276-8797 or Ron:310/990-1730 310/433-0438


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471 PIANOS FOR SALE

475

ANTIQUES / JEWELRY

GARAGE / ESTATE SALE

STEINWAY GRAND PIANO For Sale

Bernard Comsky “Artist Pianos” chose and then reconditioned this fine instrument for a local professional pianist. Black satin finish 5’ 11” Manufactured in New York 1922. Model “O: Serial #212734 Incredibly beautiful sound. Includes artist bench with custom quilted cover. Sacrifice at $25,000

ANTIQUES & ARTS FOR SALE Oil paintings, 5pc Italian California-King bedroom set, bronze chandelier, bronze candelabra, French porcelains, plus many more! Sat. & Sun. 9a4p By Appointment Only 310/503-4607

WANTED

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Call 888-713-1239 www.TheJewelBuyers.com

• Sat. & Sun. • Feb. 24 + 25 10am-4pm 621 N. Palm Dr.

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We Buy Diamonds Estate Jewelry Watches • Gold

LUXURY JEWELS

Bev. Hills • 90049

OF

EVERYTHING MUST GO! PRICED TO SELL!

BEVERLY HILLS

Finest quality antiques & vintage items. Custom uphotstered furniture, women’s clothing (smll-8), lots of accessories. I n Charming,

TOP DOLLAR PAID Call 310/289-9561 by Appointment Only

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GRAND BEVERLY HILLS FLATS ESTATE SALE

PRIVATE ESTATE SALE

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ALLIGATOR, CROCODILE, EXOTIC SKINS & DESIGNER BAGS Professionaly HANDBAGS AND Decorated Home. ACCESSORIES VINTAGE & NEW

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Get Instant Highest Cash Guaranteed Transactions Are Secured & Confidential

For more information call 310/990-2405

472 HANDBAGS WANTED

BUY & SELL

Lalique Baccarat, Carrera marble statuary, Provasi imported Italian furniture, Columbo Mobli imported Italian furniture, large oil paintings, and jewelry.

Bring us your watches, diamonds, estate jewelry, gold/silver, coins, art, & antiques. We have over 100 combined years of expertise in buying, selling, and appraisals. WE PAY PREMIUM PRICES! *WE BEAT MOST AUCTION HOUSE PRICES*

B U Y • S E L L • L O A N •T R A D E •C O N S I G N 203 S. Beverly Dr, Beverly Hills 90212 310.205.0093 • info @ ljobh.com license# 19100971

we buy antiques! Highest prices paid, satisfaction Guaranteed!

ANTIQUES BUY & SELL

AIR & HEATING

HIGHEST CASH

800/924-7254

PRICES PAID •••••••••• Antiques - Old Coins Tiffany Items Paintings - Objets d’Art Estate Jewelry: Gold - DiamondsVintage Watches Lalique - Art Glass Fine Porcelains: Meissen - Sevres Marble Statues Bronze Sculptures Clocks - Silver Furniture: French English - American One Item or Entire Estates Purchased For Cash. Prompt & Considerate Response to All Inquiries. House Calls O.K. ••••••••••

MICHAEL NEWMAN

310/276-0188 818/888-9200

Visit my website at beverlyhil santiques.com

475

YOUR AD HERE

GARAGE / ESTATE SALE

CALL 310.278.1322

EST ATES

SALE

310/ 402-7857

CELEBRITY MOVING SALE 1 LAST DAY!

Mid-Century Pieces by C. Hollis Jones, Lion & Frost, Art by Raoul Dufy & Listed Artists, Danish Modern, Victorian Pool Table, Persian Rugs, Din Set, Diamond Jewelry, Chanel & Hermes Cos. Jewelry, Gucci, Prada, Blahnik, Lanvin, J. Choo, etc. Bunk Beds, Patio Furniture, Office Furniture, Men’s & Ladies Clothes, Toys, Electronics, More!

FEBRUARY 25TH SATURDAY ONLY 9:00-3:30

1101 WALLACE RIDGE DR. B E V E R LY H I L L S , C A 9 0 2 1 0 _________________________ Pix@EstateSales.net

Please, no early birds

Paintings Arte Deco Art Nouveau Marble Statues Russian Items

Chinese Art Clocks Chandeliers Porcelain Dresden

Meissen KPM Royal Vienna Islamic Art Bronze

Sculpture Glass Tifanny Lalique Galle Daum

TRADES & CONSIGNMENTS ACCEPTED TOO! WE

CAN BUY ONE ITEM OR YOUR ENTIRE HEIRLOOM!

Edan Sassoon

Tel: 310.858.7666 • Fax: 310.858.0525 artela@aol.com

www.ArteAntiques.com BEVERLY HILLS COURIER

AIR AL HEATING & COOLING FREE ESTIMATES On New Installation or Replacements

10% Off Service Calls www. airalac .com Lic. #676773

GAMA

Central

HEAT & AIR Since 1979

• Home or Business • Same-Day Service • 100% Guaranteed

Call 310/276-8111 "YOUR Comfort is our Reputation." Lic.#445484

AUTOS WANTED

I BUY

.

USED CARS CALL ED 310/413-1138 WANTED ANY VINTAGE CARS Prior TO 1970 Running or Not. Private Party. Will Pay Cash! Bob 818/267-9800

CONSIGNMENT JEWELRY

We Buy Sterling Silver Over 15 Years Specializing in Estate Sterling. Flatware, Dinnerware, Vases, Pitchers, Goblets, Trays, Estate Sterling, Tea Sets, etc.

310-435-1056

CLASSIFIED SECTION INVEST YOUR SMART MONEY IN C O U R I E R C L A S S I F I E D S !

http://RareSterling.com

( 3 1 0 ) 2 7 8 - 1 3 2 2

Beverly Hills • We Pay Cash • We Deliver Licensed Antique Silver Dealer

We Pay More Than Anyone in L.A.


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SERVICE DIRECTORY

FLOORS

310.278.1322

ALL KINDS OF FLOOR JOBS

CONTRACTOR

MOVING PAINTING PAINTING

• Laminate, Bamboo • Hardwood Installation • Sanding, Finishing •Kitchen Cabinets, Repair, Renew • Painting • Carpeting Call: 818/433-7701 • 818/572-7221

CONTRACTOR

• AC • CONSTRUCTION GENERAL CONTRACTOR RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL CONSTRUCTION

HANDY

HANDY

PEOPLE

PEOPLE

A Full Service & Courteous Mover. • FREE Wardrobe Boxes & Prep.

• Discount for Seniors, Handicapped & Military

No Job Too Small!

• 323/630-9971 • • 323/997-1193 • Low Rates • Free Estimates Insured • (Lic. CAL.T-154009)

Your Best

HANDYMAN

FREE Estimates

Plumbing, Electrical Paint, Tile, Irrigation Concrete, Roof, Fences

310.278.5380

ALL WORK GUARANTEED

L I C : # 8 0 1 8 8 4 • F U L L Y INSURED

FAST, RELIABLE.

REMODELING & NEW ADDITIONS

* DEPENDABLE * **MOVERS**

CALL 310/266-9922

H&L HANDYMAN and MAINTENANCE Painting • Plumbing Tiling • Electric • Drywall Remodel & Demolition • Hauling, Remove and Replace Carpet. Residential & Commercial Cleaning. Shampoo Carpet. Property Management.

HUGO: 310/204-6107

PAINTING

JACOB

PA I N T I N G

FINE EUROPEAN CRAFTSMANSHIP

with 25 yrs experience at reasonable prices! • HANDYMAN • 10% Discount w/AD

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• Interior I charge according • E x t e r i o r to my work, not by • Residential where you live. • General Contractor

• Interior & Exterior ******* • Apply Texture FREE ESTIMATES • Remove Acoustic Ceilings 818/439-1888 • Wallpaper Removal Lic. #383510 • Lacquer finishes • Custom Painting • Many referrals • Stucco patch • Drywall Repair & More

ROOFING

(Lic. #791904) GOT-A-LEAK? 818/355-3630 WATER WMPainting@hotmail.com PROOFING

BROTHERS’ —————

or 661/886-9440

• Home Repairs • Remodeling • Carpentry • Ceramic Tile • Plumbing • Drywall • Painting • Plaster • Wallpaper • Call Dave • Cell: 213/300-0223 323/651-1832 No Job Too BIG or Too small!

AARON’S PAINTING PAINTING COMPANY WILLIE’S

800-357-0775 LIC: 522932

YALE PAINTING Interior/Exterior House • Commercial

Fix Leaky Decks, Windows+Basements. We offer coatings, caulking, pressure wash & painting. • Free Estimates •

310/365-0277

Apt. • Industrial • Hi-Rise Bonded/Insured/Lic#661872 Since 1982 I Have Great Preparation

SECURITY SERVICES

Lic. # 689667 • Bonded / Insured

323/733-4898

RAFAEL PAINTING INTERIOR/EXTERIOR Residential/Commercial

Call Young anytime “I Do My Own Work”

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February 24, 2012 | Page 39

From the Publisher CLIF SMITH

SPIN, SPIN, SPIN: WHY WON’T THEY READ President Barack Obama just proposed a massive new tax hike on American businesses – $250 billion over 10 years. That’s a huge hike. How did the “mainstream media” report it? As a tax “reduction!” The news pages of The New York Times, Los Angeles Times and even The Wall Street Journal hyped the “rate reduction” rather than netting that against the other provisions. Yes, apparently the President calls for a small reduction of the tax rate for certain corporations – from 35 to 28 percent – but the rest of the proposal raises taxes relentlessly. OK. President Obama likes to raise taxes. He wants to hit everyone in this country who earns money. But his proposal simply did not reduce corporate taxes. His “fine print” boosts dividend taxation to over 44 percent because of what would become “triple taxation” (the company pays overseas taxes on income, the company pays U.S. taxes on income, and the dividend recipient pays taxes on the dividends.) U.S. companies which operate overseas and pay taxes over there, would now get taxed on the taxes they paid “over there.” For every provision the Congress has written to try to encourage US business, the mainstream media call that a “loophole” or “tax break.” In fairness, a lot of this does comprise “inside deals” crafted by lobbyists. But with this particular tax proposal, the net result is a huge increase in taxes. That is the message, but it is not. Is the problem that news reporters of the mainstream media cannot read? Or won’t they? The Wall Street Journal case is particularly interesting. One would think the leading newspaper of American business would have reporters who read the fine print before going to print. The WSJ’s editorial page writers did that – they read the whole proposal. The whole proposal raises taxes – massively. The front page reporter missed that. So, is “journalism” a “profession” peopled with people who read the whole story, or just “reporters” to parrot the spin from the PR guy (or gal) reading the press release? We believe that most reporters are open or closet leftists whose personal leanings tilt nearly over backwards to socialism. It’s just the way they are, even those few who vote Republican. It’s the norm. The Courier could write a ridiculously left-leaning article and never get criticized, but let us print something “in the middle” – or better yet, one where we’ve done our homework – and we’re engaging in “yellow journalism.” Public officials, big companies and big unions pay big to spin their messages. They generally don’t like us because we try very hard not to accept the “spin” but rather to research the factual basis of what we’re told. We just don’t take their word for it. The Courier tries to read the whole story and we anger those who try to get us to buy their story line. Right now, of course, our favorite topic is the MTA tunnel under Beverly Hills High School because it truly threatens the future of this City. The MTA gets apoplectic when we connect the dots. Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky singles us out for public criticism. We knew its “seismic study” was “faulty” (excuse the pun) because we read its methodology and asked questions. We looked beyond their conclusions to see how they reached those conclusions. We consulted experts in the field who confirmed what we suspected: the MTA seismic study was not professionally defensible. It was haphazard, incomplete and failed to employ the best techniques to get the best data. With this kind of testing, there are many levels of inquiry. MTA used the least reliable. The Beverly Hills Unified School District, on the other hand, is employing about the toughest level of inquiry – expensive trenching. MTA should have done this, but then that would lead to the result the MTA did not want. Now, the City of Beverly Hills’ experts have gone over MTA’s work and found it lacking. So how should The Courier report this? Should we report what MTA tells us or should we look behind what they did and assess the accuracy and completeness of their findings (which is what we did)? The Courier always tries to look behind what anyone tells us. That angers some local politicos who now use every opportunity to trash us, but that’s okay. We’re still telling the truth and when it comes to readership, we’re far ahead and pulling away. The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and The Wall Street Journal front pages should have read the President’s entire proposal. They should have connected the dots. They should have done their homework and not just relied on the White House spin. This goes for all presidents regardless of party and for all public officials’ pronouncements. It is what newspapers are supposed to do but seldom do any more. After all, how many tax lawyers are reporters these days? But if they’re not, or won’t talk to some, they should not accept spin from anyone. We don’t.

LETTERS Well here we go again, the new interest of Brucker’s and Brien’s (where is Gold?) is the Greystone mansion. They want to overload our private streets with more people, raise the noise level, increase the number of tourist buses, as if we don’t have enough during the day, enhance the notoriety of the City thereby increase crime and discomfort for the residents. The question is why? Haven’t they learned enough from the failures at Roxbury Park? What is disturbing is that in both of these scenarios, the trio wants catering services. Is there is a “caterer issue” that someone in this City/Council has something to gain by it? We will soon have a theater in Santa Monica, this should be enough for our City, or have we become mama’s boys and need to be spoon fed in all aspects of life? The bathrooms in La Cienega Park, Beverly Hills High School and Roxbury Park are disgusting. These places need repair,

improvement and security cameras. Streets that not need paving, get paving, streets like Santa Monica that are in need of prompt repair are ignored. Instead the triumvirate is looking for massive constructions. Do we really need another exercise facility or place to eat or some misguided people are giving them another mission? There are so many more urgent needs in the City; for one, BHFD lacks the equipment or means to come to our aid in a large earthquake. Brucker knows this well. There is no enforcement of noise as the officers are too busy. Issues such as segways on our sidewalks which are potentially dangerous was tabled last summer as a non important issue. We must wait until someone gets trampled by one of them. Cyclists in the triangle are another serious problem as well as dogs without a leash or for that matter, dogs in restaurants. All of these issues are against the law. Remember.. recall is an option. Pablo Nankin, MD ****** I am so pleased the gateway

at Santa Monica Boulevard and Doheny Drive has been acquired and will be finally made an attractive gateway to the City after years of being a fenced-off mess. I am a little disappointed we are considering constructing walls and two 22-foot towers however to mark the entrance. I’m not even convinced an architectural element is really warranted: trees, landscaping and the iconic shield sign would in my opinion not only harmonize better with the residential character of our side of that intersection but would be far more elegant, serene and representative of us as “Tree City USA.” I heard at the study session our City Council mentioning Mies van der Rohe’s famous quote “less is more.” I would also add Louis Sullivan’s adage “form follows function.” Walls and towers don’t say “welcome,” they say who goes “there?” But sincere thanks to staff and the council for moving forward on upgrading this neglected entrance to the City. Tom Pease

Rabbi Jacob Pressman MAY I HAVE A WORD WITH YOU? Let us take a breather from the wretched news of the day and think about some of the words we use daily. The fancy name for such study is called Etymology. May we start with “hello?” What are we saying when we say “hello?” My big dictionary doesn’t really know. Let’s call it our common salutation or greeting. Most languages use something clearer. In England some say “good day”and pronounce it “goodbye.” The French say: “bon jour” (Good day). Italians say “buon giorno” and “buona sera.” Spaniards say “buenos dias;” Germans say “guten morgen” and “guten abend,” etc. We say “hello,” as well as “good morning,” “good afternoon,” “good evening” and “good night.” But what is hello? One of my largest dictionaries at least declares it doesn’t know, stating: “Etymology doubtful.” My amateur etymology guesses that it is somehow connected with “Hail” or “Heil” wishing the next person good health. We find that connotation in our casual: “how are you?” which we contract to “hi_y’all, or just plain “hi!” The polite salutation: how do you do?” Raises some interesting questions, such as: “How do you do what?” This question is often contracted to “howdy.” When we separate, most say “good-by” or “goodbye,” which is short for “God be with you;” and which we further shorten to “bye now” or “bye bye,” or even just plain “bye.” Sometimes we say “so long,” which can either mean: “It has been so long since we visited” or “Let it not be…” Incidentally, in Italian it is expressed by “ciao,” pronounced “chow.” Another “good-bye” we often use is “farewell,” a somewhat archaic use of the word “Fare” for “get along,” or “have food and drink.” And then, or course, there is the Hebrew word “shalom,” which means “peace, hello and goodbye” of which the song suggests “Say hello with a little goodbye in it. All the above, in which I actually barely touch on the subject of vocabulary, is only the tip of the iceberg of the idiomatic usages of the English language. I recommend you take some quiet time to explore the origins and multiple uses of words that interest you, for after all, words are what distinguish us from everything else in creation.

Astrology By Holiday Mathis TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Feb. 24). Your flexible attitude helps you move. Loved ones wine and dine you in the weeks to come, and you deserve the extra attention. You’ll sign important documents in March. In June, a fellow adventurer encourages you to move forward into unexplored territory. You’ll make money using new skills. Cancer and Capricorn people adore you. PISCES (Feb. 19-Mar. 20). You have much to give, and there’s a demanding task on the table just waiting for someone to take charge. Self-confidence and dedication will be required, and you have plenty of both. ARIES (Mar. 21-Apr. 19). Avoid the person who insists on helping you regardless of whether you need or want them to. Notice how this overly helpful energy feels repellent, and heed the warning in that feeling. TAURUS (Apr. 20-May 20). You know what you know, and you’re not so worried about the rest because you also know where you can find out more if you need to. You show your true intelligence through what you choose to share (and leave out). GEMINI (May 21-June 21). It’s better to be real about who you are and what you can do (and want to do!) than to try for sainthood. A fallen halo becomes a leash. Avoid over-promising. Don’t give anyone a reason to have one up on you. CANCER (June 22-July 22). You please people every day, but you’re not a “people pleaser” who sacrifices his or her own joy to satisfy others. It just so happens that when you make yourself happy, others smile, too. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). “There is no terror in a bang,” said the suspense filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock, “only in the anticipation of it.” May these wise words from a fellow Leo help you stop fretting and move forward. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Instead of laboring over a decision, you weigh the pros and cons in an instant. You trust your subconscious mind to pick up the details that you miss with your conscious mind and give each item the proper credence. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Avoid asking, “Do you know what I mean?” It’s important that you sound incredibly self-assured. The words you choose send a signal to others about what you’re trying to say and how seriously to consider your message. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You eventually will outgrow these conditions that right now feel so much like who you are. Disassociate yourself from what is happening for a moment, and acknowledge that you’re bigger than this circumstance. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). One way you can tell you are fully engaged in life is when you move, the world naturally adjusts and reacts, making way for you. Notice your special power today and enjoy it. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Take pause from striving. You don’t have to achieve or succeed at anything to be secure in the universe. You always have a place. Whether feeling it at the moment or not, you fit. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). It’s absurd to avoid reading a story because you’re afraid how it ends. Equally absurd is not to start a relationship because not knowing how it will end. Go forward in good faith.


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