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2012 TechFellow awards honor technology at its finest. 4
Hawthorne students go to the Music Center. 4
Mark and Rhea Wahlberg will be honored by Good Shepherd at gala, 5
Mercedes Benz Of Beverly Hills Is ‘Best Of The Best’ By Marla Schevker ance in various areas of their Mercedes-Benz USA business including customer sat(MBUSA) announced Wednes- isfaction, new vehicle sales, cerday that Mertified pre-owned cedes-Benz of sales and leaderBeverly Hills ship and man(MBBH) has reagement. ceived the prestiMBBH Gengious Mercedeseral Manager Benz Best of the Bruce Schulman Best Dealer said the dealerRecognition ship is very Award based on proud to have its outstanding been awarded performance in the honor for the 2011. Mercedessixth year.. Benz of Beverly “We try Bruce Schulman Hills was presentevery day to be ed with the award the best and for the sixth year in a row. winning the award is icing on This year, MBUSA is recog- the cake,” Schulman said. “The nizing the top 15 percent of its secret is our 200 dedicated sales retail network with the Best of and service and parts folks. I apthe Best recognition. The annual preciate the support of the comaward goes to top performing munity and the hard work of our Mercedes-Benz dealership for employees.” demonstrating superior perform-
NIGHT OF 100 STARS—Beverly Hills Courier Television partnered with Foxnews.com to broadcast live all 4 1/2 hours of the world-famous “Night of 100 Stars” Oscar viewing party Sunday night from The Beverly Hills Hotel. Joining The Courier’s broadcast team for the first time this year was EDI Media that broadcasted the event throughout China. Stars attending included (pictured from left) Bruce Davison (General Hospital), Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad), Chris McDonald (Requiem For A Dream), party host Norby Walters and Patrick Warburton (Rules of Engagement). For the full story, see page 30. Photo by Glen Lipton
Churchill’s Descendant Brings Special Invitation
Universal unveils its 100th anniversary logo. 19
Uggie walks the Petco Unleashed red carpet.
•Arts & Entertainment 27 •Health & Wellness 28-29 •Birthdays 32
The late Prime Minister Winston Churchill’s great grandson brought a special message to Beverly Hills yesterday. Former London Lord Mayor and current Councillor Duncan Sandys personally delivered a formal invitation to the Beverly Hills High School Marching GREAT HONORS—Former Lord Mayor, Councillor Duncan Sandys (right) presented Beverly Hills High School Band to visit his country and parinstrumental music teacher Bill Bradbury (left) with an invitation for the Beverly High Marching Band to participate ticipate for the first time in the in the 27th New Year’s Day Parade & Festival in London in January 2013.
Measure E Construction To Begin Late June At Horace Mann School
George Christy, Page 6 Prince Albert II Of Monaco Is The First Head Of State To Attend The Academy Awards; He Arrived For The Oscar Weekend Events With Princess Charlene; They Were Hosted By Gary Pudney At A Private Luncheon Editorial from Rabbi Pressman AND MORE
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By Marla Schevker The first construction funded by Measure E Bonds, the Horace Mann School auditorium, is scheduled to begin late June, after this year’s graduation. It was
announced at the Tuesday Board of Education study session that the plans are now at the Division of State Architect for approval and the district should begin the (see ‘MEASURE E,’ page 19)
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Announces New Endowed Chair Children’s Hospital Los Angeles has established a new endowed chair in an effort to support children with congenital health challenges. Moriah Nelson of San Marino was born on Jan. 23, 2008,
with a congenital heart defect and CHARGE syndrome, a pattern of birth defects which affected her breathing, hearing, growth, and other abilities. She (see ‘CHLA,’ page 28)
Courier Photo by Dave Murphy JE N N Y FROM THE BLOCK IS S TA N D I N G TALL—Jennifer Lopez, in Zuhar Murad, attended the 84th annual A c a d e m y Awards with her 24-year-old b oy f r i e n d Casper Smart. More photos in George Christy’s column on page 6. Not to be missed is Joan Rivers’ review of Diane Keaton’s memoir Then Again on page 18.
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Audi Partners With BHUSD To Sponsor BH Schools By Marla Schevker Audi of Beverly Hills has announced a four-year, $100,000 commitment to supporting Beverly Hills schools. Brand new to the neighborhood, General Manager Michael Bradford said the dealership believes it is important to “weave” itself into the “fabric of the community” and expressed a desire to be a good neighbor to the Beverly Hills
community. Bradford and the Audi team will work with BHHS Principal Carter Paysinger to produce an annual event at the school to highlight the importance of driving safety. In addition, Audi Beverly Hills will work with the high school’s Regional Occupation Program (R.O.P) and career day programs to allow students to in(see ‘AUDI,’ page 15)
Moody’s, S&P Give BHUSD Top Score By Marla Schevker The Beverly Hills Unified School Districts AA1 credit rating was affirmed by both Moody’s Investor Service and Standard and Poors (S&P) Rating Agency, last week. The
BHUSD received the highest rating possible for a second year in a row. Moody’s rated the district a credit rating of Aa1 and S&P gave the district a rating of AA. S&P revised the rating outlook
from “stable” to “positive,” signifying potential for an upgrade to AA+ ni the future if the district continues to operate fiscalTECH—Investor Ron Conway and Goldie Hawn at the 2012 TechFellow ly at the current levels. Photo Courtesy of Getty Images Moody’s noted the districts awards last week. (see ‘CREDIT,’ page 15)
WE’VE GOT RHYTHM— Hawthorne students were educated and entertained on the history of tap dance and music by the Music Center of Los Angeles' Got Rhythm! group. Third grade student Kiana Aminzadeh (pictured) was invited on stage to perform a number with the ensemble. The program, which was presented to all K-8 students, was provided by the Friends of Hawthorne. WINNERS—Region 76's BU10 Teams dominated the annual Riverside Locomotion Tournament last weekend where 210 teams competed. Barca Hills, coached by Rafael Nahom and Offer Cohavy won 1st place (black jerseys) and Barcelona Hills (orange jerseys), coached by Mark Dubin and Andrew Lee, took 3rd place. Back row (from left): Coach Mark Dubin, Ryan Dubin, Jack Silvera, Misha Reiss, Aaron Nazarian, Alex Liu (behind), Aaron Ghermezi, NIcholas Machat, Christopher Hughes, Jake Ullman, Head Coach Rafael Nahom, Co-Coach Andrew Lee and Assistant Coach Offer Cohavy. Middle row (from left ):Dylan Zarrabi, Cy Schoen, Joshua Forman, Jacob Ramer, Amit Sida, Brayden Behkrad and Dylan Ross. Bottom row from left: Uriel Cohavy and Eden Lavian. Not pictured: Telmo Lee
By Christian Hobbs The 2012 TechFellow Awards, billed as the Oscars of the tech world, were held at the elegant SF Museum of Modern Art last Wednesday evening. The event was hosted by The Big Bang’s Jim Parsons, who though he plays a geek on TV, admitted to being a Luddite relative to the audience. Many luminaries of the startup world were in attendance, including
investor Ron Conway, blogger Mike Arrington and host Sean Parker. There was even a little Hollywood in the presence of Goldie Hawn. The mayor of San Francisco, Ed Lee, also made an appearance to speak about what he is doing to foster technology companies. The event was sponsored by venture capital firms Founders Fund and New Enter(see ‘TECH,’ page 20)
PTA Council Announces 2011/2012 Reflections Winners
State OKs City Housing Plan By Marla Schevker Last week the City of Beverly Hills announced the state had certified its “housing element.” The housing element identifies goals to meet state requirements for providing affordable and accessibly housing for residents.
TechFellow Awards—The Oscars Of The Tech World—Honors Geeks
According to Associate Planner Peter Noonan, each city is required to plan for a certain number housing units given to them by the state planning process based on a population forecast. To have a certified housing element means the state supports the City’s
programs intended to ensure that the housing needs of all residents in the community are met. Based on income data maintained by the State’s Department of Finance, the City of Beverly Hills has approxi(see ‘HOUSING ELEMENT,’ page 15)
SAYING GOODBYE—The members of the Charitable Solicitations commission had a good bye Tuesday luncheon for its liaison person, commander Theresa Goldman joining in the celebration is actor Tony Denison who plays Detective Lieutenant Andy Flynn on the TV hit The Closer. Pictured from left: Judy Henning, Tony Denison, Ellyn Snowden, David Snowden, Jan Block, Theresa Goldman, Alissa Rosten, Chair Lillian Raffel and Vice Chair Alan Kaye.
The Beverly Hills Unified School District PTA Council announced the 2011/2012 Reflections contest winners this week. Each year, the PTA Reflections Program challenges students to create art inspired by a specific theme. Students are encouraged to submit works of art in six arts areas: dance choreography, film production, literature, musical composition, photography and visual arts. The 2011/2012
theme is “Diversity Means...” The winners for literature are: Primary: 1st place - Anna Polin (Beverly Vista) 2nd place - Cathrine Bui (Horace Mann) Intermediate: 1st place - Brandon Bui (Horace Mann) 2nd place - Christopher Rose (Hawthorne) (see ‘REFLECTIONS,’ page 25)
ADOPT ME— Beverly Hills residents Kira Lorsch and Kim Sill work with Shelter Hope Pet Shop to save animals and find them homes. Their Rescue Dog of the Week is: Teddy Bear. She is a 4-month old shepherd/ terrier mix puppy that needs an active lifestyle and will likely grow to be 35 pounds. If you are interested in adopting this sweet little girl visit www.shelterhopepetshop.org or c o n t a c t 4 d o g s @ r h l g r o u p. com
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Good Shepherd Center Gala March 17 To Honor Rhea And Mark Wahlberg The Good Shepherd Center for Country Club, a Rolex watch donated Homeless Women and Children will by Geary’s, poker night and dinner for be hosting a Gala on six at the Grand Saturday, March 17, Havana room, a at The Beverly Hilton. movie screening at The event honors acCAA hosted by tor/producer Mark Pinks hot dogs and Walhberg and his an authentic wife, Rhea, for all of Michael Jackson their work with the black fedora hat. shelter. Co-chairs of The cocktail rethe event are il ception begins at 6 Cielo ownerp.m. and will have Pasquale Vericella several silent auction and attorneyitems available to bid Pauline Micelli, on. Dinner is at 8 who runs the TV p.m. There will be legal department entertainment and a of MRC Studios. To live auction that will purchase tickets, Mark and Rhea Wahlberg have items such as go to gschomegolf with Mark Walhless.org. berg at The Bel Air
Dreier To Leave Congress After Term Expires Top Calfiornia Republican Rep. David Dreier announced he will leave Congress at the end of his term on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives Wednesday as his district was substantially changed. While not a traditional way to an-
nounce retirement from the Congress, Dreier said he chose that venue for the announcement because that is where his “fellow Californians” sent him to represent them and he is a “proud institutionalist” who believes Congress “is (see ‘DREIER,’ page 25)
HONOREE—Colnel Ze’ev Rax was honored by Bnei Akiva Los Angeles during its annual “Evening of Jewish Heroism.” Pictured (from left): Shimi Baras, Bnai Akiva Shalich from Israel; Ilana Kadosh, Israeli activist on social media; honoree Yoel Zilberman, founder of The New Israeli Guardians; Lily Steiner, West Coast director of Ariel University Center in Samaria, Henia; and honoree Col. (ret.) Ze'ev Raz, Dalia Ulmer, honoree On Rifman, cofounder of The New Israeli Guardians (HaShomer HaChadash).
Leader Of Israel Attack On Iraq Reactor In BH The Bussel family hosted retired Col. Ze’ev Raz, who headed the attack mission on the Iraqi Reactor in 1981, in their Beverly Hills office earlier this month. Raz was honored by Bnei Akiva Los Angeles during its annual
“Evening of Jewish Heroism.” Raz was the lead pilot in the 1981 attack on the Osirak nuclear reactor in Iraq. The Israeli mission, carried just before the reactor became “hot” (to (see ‘HONOREE,’ page 20)
GRAND OPENING—Pictured (from left): BierBeisl Chef/Owner Bernhard Mairinger; Rudolf Thaler, Austrian trade commissioner; and Karin Proidl, consul general of Austria in Los Angeles during the opening night toast at BierBesil, L.A.'s only authentic Austrian restaurant, located at 9669 Santa Monica Blvd in Beverly Hills. On the same night as the opening, Zagat Guides announced Mairinger was on its 2012 30Under30 list of rising stars in the local culinary scene. Photo by Sterling Tyler Photography
Hubbard Released After Four Days, Takes To Twitter Former BHUSD Superintendent Jeffrey Hubbard was released from prison Monday after serving four days and has now taken to Twitter to defend his name and reputation.
According to the Daily Pilot, Hubbard was released early Monday morning, receiving one days credit for serving. He was found guilty of two counts (see ‘HUBBARD,’ page 20)
SCIENCE OLYMPIAD—The BHUSD competed in the 26th annual L.A. County Science Olympiad at Occidental College last weekend. In the Elementary division, Beverly Vista won gold, Horace Mann got silver, Hawthorne got silver and El Rodeo got bronze. In the middle school division, Horace Mann was the only school to receive medals. Above: Team Horace Mann (top row from left): Ari Soufer, Gabe Goldstein, Natasha Dardashti, Lois DeLeon, Principal Kessler, Coach Hixon, Sam Hannani, Jasmin Cao, Jonathan Gunn, Aleks Recupero and Emma Carruth. Front row (from left): Charles Boissavy, Nikki Ovaisi, Aiden Martin-Cox, Sam Schwartz, Sophia Goldberg and parent liaison Eleanora Goldberg. Below: Beverly Vista (back row from left): 5th grade teacher Christina Cryer, Dr. Allan Wu, choral teacher Judith Chan, Roxana Yadidian, Monica Jazzabi, Matt Klein,Todd Okum, Beverly Vista Principal Irene Stern, Orachat Chieu, Joann Green, Joyce Wu and Scott Kaiserman. Front row from left: Katie Wu, Tiffany Chieu, Eugene Chi, Jenny Yoon, Sarah Yadidian, Daniela Mashoudy, Jonah Okum, Michelle Klein, Justin Wolfe, Hogan Behrstock, Adrian Lo, Noah Kaiserman, Alex Suh, Nancy Suh and leader/educator of the Beverly Vista team Dr. Michele Kalt.
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Gary planned a private luncheon in the sunny garden at the Hotel Bel Air. Maestro Wolfgang Puck was at the ready, preparing his menu with a choice of loup de mer or Waygu steak, followed by a chocolate tart with a chocolate Oscar statuette dusted in gold flakes. During the drinks reception, the royals raved over Wolfgang’s famous smoked salmon pizza, and confidante of the suggested he open a Spago in Monegasque royal family for Monaco where they would be several decades, Gary his loyal customers. Pudney’s produced the World veryone dined at a long Music Awards and Laureus “No quibbles about Sports Awards spectaculars for table. years in this lovely principality. who was seated with the royal To welcome the visiting royals, couple … everyone was!”
rince Albert Grimaldi II of Monaco is the first Head of State to attend the Oscars, as he did this week with his statuesque Princess Charlene. Flying for 15 hours from Monte Carlo to Los Angeles on the Royal Falcon jet, Their Serene Highnesses arrived Friday evening for a three-day Oscar weekend, lodging at The Beverly Hills Hotel.
laughs Gary, who arranged the Saturday and Sunday itinerary for the visitors. “The Prince asked for casual dress, no ties for the guys.”
James Mason and Pamela Morris Mason, one of Hollywood’s fabled raconteurs.
Prince Albert’s luncheon
lso: Joan Collins and Percy Gibson; Gelila Puck; Kathy and Rick Hilton; Vanity Fair ’s Bob Colacello and Wendy Stark; Joel Briskin; Hilary and Bobby Marx (Barbara Sinatra’s son with Zeppo Marx, one of the five Marx Brothers).
partners were philanthropist Wallis Annenberg and Anne Sweeney, president of ABC networks and television. Gary sat with the Princess, as did Vanity Fair ’s Graydon Carter, who found the royals “down to earth and very contemporary.” At table were Anne Sweeney’s husband Philip Miller; designer Carolina Herrera; Bobby Shriver, whose mom Eunice Kennedy Shriver founded the Special Olympics (Princess Charlene’s on the board); Texas doyenne Lynn Wyatt; Morgan Mason, who resides with Belinda Carlisle 40 miles from Monaco in adjacent France. Morgan’s the son of actor
Toasting the royals, Gary
Kelly.” Responding in his toast, the Prince recalled that his mother won the best actress Oscar 58 years ago for her performance opposite Bing Crosby in Clifford Odets’ The Country Girl. The luncheon was called for 12:30 PM, and the royals stayed until 4 PM. With them came aide-decamps Colonel Emmanuel Lebegue and Laetitia Pieratt, Continued on the next page... Online at www.bhcourier.com/georgechristy.cfm
Pudney mentioned that “the Prince is real royalty a n d Hollywood royalty … his mother being the beautiful G r a c e
Glenn Close in Zac Posen with daughter Annie Maude and husband David Shaw.
Gwyneth Paltrow in Tom Ford
Jessica Chastain in Alexander McQueen
Mila Jovovich in Elie Saab
Natalie Portman in Dior Haute Couture
Penelope Cruz in Armani Privee
Celebrity Photo/Gilbert Flores
Sandra Bullock in Marchesa
Viola Davis in Vera Wang
Kristin Wiig in J. Mendel
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Sean “Diddy” Combs
Cameron Diaz in Gucci Premiere
Berenice Bejo in Elie Saab
Angelina Jolie in Atelier Versace
Prince Albert of Monaco is the first Head of State to attend the Academy Awards. He arrived at the Kodak Theatre with Princess Charlene, who wore a gown by Swiss designer Akris.
GEORGE CHRISTY along with the Palace’s communications director Laurence Aubert. They later briefly joined Elton John at his party and quickly stopped by The Night Before soiree benefiting the Motion Picture and Television Country House. The royals retreated then for a quiet dinner in their hotel suite.
the 84th Annual Academy Awards, the Prince and Princess were guests of Disney’s Bob Iger and wife Willow Bay, with the foursome participating in the Red Carpet Rodeo, where they chatted with George Clooney. In the Kodak Theatre’s Green Room before the telecast, they met Livia and Colin Firth, Tom Cruise, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, Sandra Bullock and Oprah Winfrey with mate Stedman Graham. Yes, they had seen and loved The Artist, and were delighted it won Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Musical Score, etc. (We predicted the Oscar win during our Pick of the Week column in November.)
stopped by the
Governors Ball where Gary was impressed with the new lounge seating arrangements, and where he and Bob Iger introduced the royals to Hollywood power players. Onto the Vanity Fair afterparty, a fannybumper with the crowd coming and going, munching on In-N-Out burgers. We hear one loud queen, after checking out the crowd, howled, “Would you believe there are more queens here tonight than at the Abbey Bar in West Hollywood?”
eanwhile, in the Oscarland of the lookee-loos, Norby Walters, who’s repped musical stars and whose weekly poker nights attract regulars such as Mimi Rogers, Bryan Cranston, James Woods, etc., hosted his 22nd annual Night of 100 Stars in the ballroom of The Beverly Hills Hotel.
Outsiders pay $1,000 for the privilege of dining with the famous of all ages. The evening’s chockablock with 500 guests that include Norby’s 200 celebrity chums, some being past Oscar winners. Robin and Bryan Cranston; songbird Andrea Marcovicci, who performs at The Gardenia in Hollywood this month; Leann Rimes; Timothy Bottoms; Michelle Phillips; Garry Marshall; Bruce Davison; Toni Braxton; Chris McDonald; Gloria Allred; Richard Dreyfuss; Renee Taylor and Joe Bologna; Dennis Haysbert; Dolph Lundgren, and more. A warm and wonderfully friendly evening, with recognizable faces at every turn. We tip our topper to PR tiger Edward Lozzi for his huge assists. And to banquet supervisor Eric Drachman for the flawless service from his staff.
Alexander Payne with mother Peggy.
Elaine and Christopher Plummer
Rooney Mara in Givenchy Haute Couture
Sacha Baron Cohen
Octavia Spencer in Tadashi Shoji
Penelope Ann Miller in Badgley Mishka
mong the most frequent questions asked about the Oscars during our frequent appearances in Toronto and Vancouver on Canada’s CTV were: Do the stars keep the gowns they wear? Do they get paid? Yes, many do. The gowns are created gratis, and the stars consult with stylists whose advice rises to astronomical fees, and, in our opinion, they’re worth every G-Note. Truth to tell, much as we admire their beauty and talent, celebrities are commonly known for their bad taste. To dress the stars, stylists like Rachel Zoe solicit major designers, who crave the publicity since the Oscars are televised in more than 225
countries and viewed by more than 380 million.
f memory serves us, it was our very own Courier contributor Joan Rivers, who years back kicked off the what-areyou-wearing mantra that’s now de rigueur on every channel. Anne Hathaway co-hosted last year’s Oscarcast with seven costume changes (her red Valentino gown with its bustle flunked), and she pocketed $750,000 from Tiffany for wearing their jewelry. That same night, Gwyneth Paltrow picked up a $500,000 paycheck, thanks to Louis Vuitton for wearing its jewelry. Charlize Theron is contracted with big bucks from Dior to wear its gowns and accessories. Talent agents are often behind the deals.
ith the stars demanding to see a variety of choices, the designers send sketches. Choices may be made, but the insecure stars oftentimes reject them. More sketches are requested. Gowns are sometimes kept as thank you gifts, as are jewels, handbags, shoes, etc. which are credited throughout the red carpet walk, which offers global publicity and global sales.
ne stylist extols the wonders of figure-shapers such as breast augmenters and Spanx that create the stars’ hourglass figures. The Help’s Oscar winner Octavia Spencer admits she “triple Spanxed” that night.
tars will starve for their moment in the Oscar sun. Although experts caution that losing weight after 40 creates a haggard look. Quoted on the Internet, French film queen Catherine Deneuve says that sooner or later comes that moment when “a woman must choose between her face and her ass.”
Jean Dujardin with wife Alexandra Lamy
Meryl Streep in Lanvin with husband Don Gummer
Demian Bichir with mother Maricruz Najera and mate Stefanie Sherk in Reem Acra
George Clooney with Stacy Keibler in Marchesa
hat is it with the killer knives that are flung every year after the Oscarcast? Critics fire away nonstop. As if they are reviewing a Eugene O’Neill drama. Will the show ever be perfect? Doubtful. Every award show has built-in problems. Presenters. Honorees. One after the other. Speeches, one after another. Best to forget being critical, and sip a Chardonnay or whiskey, lean back and enjoy Hollywood’s prom night of high glamour and beauty, radiating more sparkle than in the firmament. Now, weren’t those Cirque de Soleil showstopper acrobatics enough of a surprise? March 2, 2012 | Page 7
TO SEE AND BE SEEN Fashion News & Notes Robert E. Gray, St. John CoFounder, Dies at 86 Robert E. Gray, who cofounded St. John in 1962 with his wife, Marie, died Tuesday at his home in Shady Canyon, Calif., after a long illness. He was 86. Bob Gray was chief executive officer and chairman of St. John until 2002, when, at age 77, he handed the reins over to daughter Kelly Gray and then-chief operating officer Bruce Fetter. He remained on the board of trustees of the privately held company and had the title of honorary chairman. Gray, the son of a Hollywood stuntman, went to work for a classmate’s father at a small sportswear company after graduating from the University of Southern California. He fell for a fit model named Marie St. John, who had been born in Austria and raised in Canada, and moved to Los Angeles with her family in the Fifties when her father was offered a job as maître’d at the famous Brown
Derby restaurant. She was designing her own clothes because she couldn’t find anything that suited her taste. As a couple, they worked to sell enough of Marie’s handknit dresses to get married and take a honeymoon in Hawaii, but found that the dresses were such a success that they started a business in 1962, named after Marie’s maiden name. Together the Grays built St. John from a business they ran out of their garage into the international company it is today in Irvine, Calif. “He had a much greater vision than I ever did. I’m sure he knew what it would become, and he loved to see the product grow,” said Marie Gray.
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T H E FA S H I O N O F B E V E R LY H I L L S
Francesco Santoro Located on Brighton Way, inside Beverly Hills' highly coveted "Golden Triangle" business district sits a charming handbag boutique, owned and managed by an equally charming Napolitian; Francesco Santoro.
Employing the finest artisans, a brilliant lead designer, a wealth of experience in the trade and a classical sense of style; Santoro is the purveyor of some of the most exquisite exotic skin handbags and clutches in town. With a clientele list that reads like the attendees to an Oscar night after-party (Natalie Cole, Maria Shriver, Shannon Tweed, Lisa Marie Presley, Paula Abdul and on and on), Santoro is making quite a splash in the highly competitive world of luxury leather goods, producing simply gorgeous collections for a surprisingly modest price.
In 1999, the Gray family sold a majority of St. John to Vestar Capital Partners for $520 million, but retained a minority stake in the company. WWD
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strengths include strengthening general fund balances and basic aid status, which limits the BHUSD’s vulnerability to state funding cuts and revenue deferrals. S&P said the districts strengths include a growth in reserves and impressive wealth
of the district and community. The BHUSD’s credit ratings are among the highest in California for all public agencies. “I am very pleased that the
AUDI (Continued from page 4)
tern at the dealership. “We think over time we can give perspective to opportunities that might be available to people that they might not otherwise think of (related to the automotive industry),” Bradford said. “There is a fairly large percentage of people in this country that are employed in one nature or another related to the automotive business and that’s not something that jumps to mind with a lot of people in terms of a career opportunity.” Audi joins Mercedes Benz of Beverly Hills as a long-standing supporter of Beverly Hills schools. Audi will be contributing to the schools through the Beverly Hills Education Foundation and will be presenting its first $25,000 donation at the Audi dealership grand opening on March 8. At the opening, Fletcher Jones Jr and various City dignitaries will cut the ribbon. The event will be familyfriendly, with areas designated for children – including special kids’ activities like remote control racecars – as well as live music, catered food and beverages, a tour of all the facilities - including the service bays, the showroom, and guest areas.
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mately 23 percent of residents who qualify for affordable housing and about 8 percent are living below the poverty line. Noonan said these residents primarily are senior citizens and single-parent families. The City has programs in place to assist those in need of housing help. These programs include a home repair program for seniors who need assistance on minor fixes around their homes and incentives to developers for building senior housing. Noonan said the City is interested in exploring partnerships with affordable housing developers. There may also be changes within the zoning code to reduce the minimum standard size for units throughout the City. Ordinarily, the City would not have to renew their housing element certification for eight years. However, this first certification occurred late in the cycle and the City will need to renew their certification in 2013. If approved, the housing element won’t need to be recertified for the eight-year cycle. The City has never had a certified housing element before. “First and foremost, the City of Beverly Hills is, as with other communities in the region are, putting forth its commitment to affordable housing through this program,” City Planner Jonathan Lait said. “State certification demonstrates the City’s commitment to providing affordable housing.”
ratings agencies continue to recognize the work we have done to get and now maintain our positive rating,” Board President Brian Goldberg said.
“This is a real acknowledgement of the success our team has had, (and how the) administration, finance committee and Board of Education, work-
March 2, 2012 | Page 15 ing together on getting our financial house in order but we cannot rest on our laurels and will need to redouble our efforts to continue this trend.”
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College News & Notes... Omid Asherian and Soheil Shahri ter. The son of James and Melani of Beverly Hills (BHHS class of 2008) have accepted membership in the Shaum of Beverly Hills, Shaum is maUCLA chapter of the Golden Key In- joring in chemistry. He attended HarvardWestlake ternational Honour SociSchool. ety; and were honored Students whose during a recent inducgrade point averages tion ceremony at the were 3.61 or higher school. were named to the â€˘ Asherian, son of list. Simin and Moses Asher***** ian, is a history major, Jesse Max Carplanning to enter the mona of Beverly Hills pharmacy program. was among the more â€˘ Shahri, son of than 4,400 underFarzah and Fariba graduate students Shahri, is a sociology named to the fall major, planning to enter 2011 honor roll at the the pre-optometry proSoheil Shahri University of Kansas gram. in Lawrence. Golden Key InternaCarmona, a juntional Honour Society ior in Undecided, provides academic made the honor roll recognition to top-perfor the College of Libforming college and unieral Arts and Sciences. versity students, as well Honor roll criteria as scholarships and vary among the uniawards, career and inversity's academic ternship opportunities, units. networking , service and Some schools leadership development honor the top 10 peropportunities. Omid Asherian cent of students enMembership is by rolled, some establish invitation only. a minimum grade-point average and ***** James B. Shaum IV, a member of others raise the minimum GPA for the class of 2013 at Colby College in each year students are in school. StuWaterville, Maine, was named to the dents must complete a minimum deanâ€™s list for his academic achieve- number of credit hours to be considment during the fall 2011-12 semes- ered for the honor roll.
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DIANE KEATON: TWO PARTS WASP, ONE PART WHIMSEY By Joan Rivers for a beaming, constantly happy 1950’s housewife. Dark thoughts lived on those handwritten pages, including thoughts of suicide and descriptions of an occasional act of marital violence.
one with Warren Beatty, the other with Al Pacino. She characterizes Warren as "smart, lawyer-smart ... a mind-blowing dream of drop-dead gorgeous" who "opened every door with his bullshit detector fully charged."
y way of explaining why that relationship didn’t work, she admits, “I of Dorothy’s life will help her better wanted to be Warren Beatty, not love understand her own life, Diane decides him.” to write a “shared memoir” telling her mother’s story side-by-side with hers. nd Pacino? She ached to marry Thus she includes excerpts from him, but, alas, he did not want to Dorothy’s journals in Then Again. The marry her. one guaranteed to break your heart is Dorothy’s list of the things she wants to e liked plain. I loved him, remember (including the names of her but I was not plain. I was too children) as Alzheimer’s begins to much,” she explains. devour her mind. iane turned 50 in 1996. s for Diane, herself, she paints Making the decision to become a herself as the typical child with the single adoptive mother, she adopted perfect prerequisites for a show busia baby daughter, Dexter, followed a ness career. She hungered for attention baby son, Duke, five years later. and approval and hates the way she Devoting the conclusion of her book looks, so much so attempts to straight- to her life as a real-time mother, she en her nose by sleeping with a bobby reveals herself as a woman who has pin stuck it. Audrey Hepburn’s picture worked long and hard to achieve on the cover of Life magazine leads maturity with admirable results. 11-year-old Diane to conclude that although Hepburn is perfect, she sims I said before, Then Again ply is not a pretty child and merely an exists in an ego-free zone, leading “affable-looking thing.” Diane to look back on her relationship with Woody Allen and write: eaton’s issues with appearance “Without a great man writing and eventually spring to hideous life when directing for me, I was a mediocre she is 19 years old and is cast as an movie star at best.” understudy for the leading role of Sheila in the original Broadway proave it your own way, Diane. duction of Hair with the condition that You’ve written the very real story of a she lose ten pounds. This begins a fiveyear battle with bulimia. While she’s doing all this throwing up, she met and began her affair with Woody Allen, who can’t figure out why she spends so much time in the bathroom.
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Diane introduces herself to her readers. “I was an ordinary girl who became an ordinary woman, with one exception. Mother gave me an extraordinary will,” she writes. You tell me. What other movie star would jump at the chance to describe him- or herself as “ordinary?” But that’s the key to Then Again. Although I longed to read the inside story of Diane’s long-lived, highlight filled career, her interest in her stardom and the glamour that goes along with it turned out to be close to nil. Family is the thing she really cares about, and family provides the focus of the story she chooses to tell, and she’s told her story with so much grace I almost didn’t miss what really went on behind the scenes while Diane was shooting close to fifty films.
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f Woody, Keaton says, “he couldn’t help himself; he loved neurotic girls.” They were “quite a couple,” she adds, “one more hidden than the other,” wearing their constant hats and happily “torturing each other with our failures.”
eaton begins by painting the picture of growing up the oldest of four children in a middle-class family in uggesting that she still loves him Santa Ana, California. Mother, and will always love him, she Dorothy, is characterized as a “houseobserves: “He would cringe if he knew wife and mother who dreamed of suchow much I care about him.” cess” and suffered from “lifelong insecurity,” depression and anxiety. ollowing Woody, Diane had two Diane’s family considers dad, reserved, other well-publicized relationships, judgmental, real estate broker and civil engineer Jack Hall “the enemy we kept close.” Throughout their marriage, Dorothy Hall kept a journal and wrote down everything, amassing a staggering 85 diaries in the process. In Sept. 2008, after she succumbed to an agonizing 15-year battle with Alzheimer’s Disease, Diane turned to these journals, which, among other things, revealed the under-belly of what life really was like Diane Keaton’s mother Dorothy Hall
ne-of-a-kind. That’s the way I’d describe Diane Keaton’s wonderful memoir, Then Again, which I’ve just read and loved. Like most movie-star recollections, I expected Keaton’s effort to dish up a dose of rampant egomania spiced by an occasional sprinkling of anemic dish. But surprise of surprises, Then Again turned out to the greatest of rarities: a book by and about a subject who lives entirely in an ego-free zone.
very real woman who just happens to be a movie star. It’s the perfect read for anyone who admires clear-eyed, nonjudgmental books that are devoted to telling an individual’s personal truths.
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Universal Pictures’ New Animated Logo For Centennial As part of Universal Pictures’ yearlong Centennial celebration, the studio will reveal an updated animated logo in honor of its 100th anniversary, it was announced yesterday. The new animated logo will make its debut with Universal and Illumination Entertainment’s 3D-CG feature Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax, which is being released in theaters nationwide today, and it will be used on all film releases going forward. The new logo honors the authenticity of the brand and pays homage to the studio’s rich film history, cultural impact and global vision This is the seventh incarnation of an animated logo
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bid process in April. According to the timeline announced at the study session, construction of the auditorium should conclude in November. The rest of the Horace Mann modernization is continuing to be developed and should be sent to DSA In December. Construction is anticipated to begin in August 2013 and continue through August 2016. The total project budget for the Horace Mann School modernization and additions is $62 million. The Board of Education was also presented with two options for the Hawthorne modernization. The board asked staff to further investigate the approximately $73 million modernization which included 900 square foot classrooms, underground parking for either 35, 50 or 100 cars and a gymnasium. Although Hawthorne faculty and staff parking on the street now, the majority of the Board of Education felt if the district was going to modernize the school, building parking was mandatory in spite of its additional costs. The first
created for the motion-picture studio since its inception. For the new animated logo design, Universal teamed up with the Oscarwinning visual effects artists at New Zealand-based Weta Digital to capture Universal’s vision for a contemporary logo that stayed true to the company’s legacy identity of a “global vision.” The visual dynamic of the new logo was inspired by satellite imagery that illustrated a view of the world on a clear night from space. Rather than focusing on the continents and physical boundaries that separate people, the new view is highlighted with tiny points of primary school to be built in Beverly Hills, many residents were concerned about the historical preservation of Hawthorne School. Chief Facilities Officer Nelson Cayabyab said the district would be going through the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) process, in which historical preservation is a component of consideration. As a part of CEQA, the district will be holding public hearings and will work with residents to identify any historical build-
bright lights that pop across the globe—symbolizing the thousands of communities brought together by their shared love of film. In combination with the animated logo, award-winning film composer Brian Tyler (Fast And Furious franchise) provided a new arrangement of Jerry Goldsmith’s classic score, which has accompanied the logo since 1997. The iconic theme of Goldsmith’s original composition remains, but the orchestration has been bolstered with a choir, new string parts and drum cadence utilizing world percussion instruments. In addition to the new ings or components of Hawthorne that should be preserved. The CEQA process begins after the plans for the school have been solidified. Plans to modernize Beverly Vista and El Rodeo have already begun, but were halted after it was announced immediate finances would only cover two schools. The board will be holding a financial study session prior to any more progress with the two other schools.
logo, other key Universal Centennial initiatives include: a major film restoration commitment, home entertainment offerings, theme park celebrations and a special anniversary gala featuring many of the filmmakers and artists who shaped the studios’ history. In addition, the studio will spotlight the 100th anniversary throughout various worldwide film festivals and other featured events, panels and activities. At the center of all online initiatives lies a rich, robust Website dedicated to all things related to the yearlong celebration of Universal’s 100th anniversary. For more information, visit http://Universal100th.com.
Westfield Family Fun Days Continue In March Westfield Family Fun Days will continue through March every Tuesday in Culver City at 10:30 a.m. Kids and their parents are invited to learn about art and then create some of their own with the “arts and culture” program. On March 6 at 10:30 a.m., Family Fun Day will feature the story The Magical Garden Of Money by Laurence Anholt, a book about a chance meeting with Money, and Beautiful Oops by Barney Saltzberg, which teaches children it’s ok to make a mistake especially with art. Kids will then have the opportunity to create a tissuepaper flower and eat a snack. The Westfield Family Fun Days will take place on level 1 in the J.C. Penney Court at Punctuation Station. For more information, call 310-3905073.
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TECH SAVVY—The 2012 TechFellow Awards took place last Wednesday. Above: San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee, investors Ron Conway and Sean Parker discuss the startup ecosystem in San Francisco. Left: Jim Parsons shows off his tech credentials. Below: Facebook engineer Mark Slee served as DJ. Photos Courtesy of Getty Images
prise Associates, and technology blog TechCrunch. One might wonder whether world of technology startups needs an awards ceremony (there are two, now, including the Crunchies which occurred several weeks ago). After all, the NASDAQ and the mansion market in Silicon Valley effectively serve that function. But the TechFellow Awards are a bit different. According to Sean Parker, founder of Napster and one of the event’s organizers, the TechFellow Awards seek to peek behind the curtain of successful tech companies to identify the individuals who have made outstanding contributions towards those companies’ (and often others) success. They are singled out for their talent in four areas—general management, product design, engineering leadership and disruptive innovation. The winners are each given $100,000 to invest in startups of their choosing. New Enterprise Associates and Founders Fund will of course take a keen interest in the companies the award winners choose, and have invested in the companies chosen by previous honorees.
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of misappropriation of funds and sentenced to 60 days in jail and to pay the BHUSD $23,500 and to pay $6,000 in court fine. Hubbard started a Twitter account, @DrJeffHubbard, the day after being released from prison offering through Twitter to share his “experiences in the LA County Court System, the LA County Jailhouse and the sensationalist & intellectually lazy media.” In his first tweet, time stamped 9:42 p.m. on Feb. 28, he said he was “wrongly convicted” in Jan. 2012 of a crime he did not commit and an-
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27th New Year’s Day Parade & Festival in London in January 2013. The highly prestigious turn of year tradition is established as the biggest of its kind anywhere in the world and comes at the close of a momentous year for the UK Capital. The Olympic Games, The Cultural Olympiad and Her Majesty The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee will all centered in London during 2012. More than 10,000 performers from all
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prevent Iraqi families from being under a nuclear cloud had the attacked been postponed), won unanimous global condemnation. In his briefing, Raz talked
There were 21 winners across the 4 categories (see the full list here). Honorees included former employees of Facebook, Zynga, Groupon and TechCrunch. The disruptive innovation category included the creators of groundbreaking products such as Kickstarter, Samasource, Twilio, Tumblr and Instapaper. Some of the awards went to founders, but many were given to individuals whose contributions are far less known outside of their companies. The TechFellow Awards seek to elevate these key contributors to the star status often attributed to their better known bosses. Here is the full list of this year’s winners: Engineering Leadership •Ruchi Sanghvi, former product manager at Facebook •Amitt Mahajan, former director of engineering at Zynga, co-creator of Farmville •Brian Totty, senior VP of engineering at Groupon •Hilary Mason, chief scientist at Bit.ly •Scott Marlette, former product manager at Facebook Product Design & Marketing •Craig Mod, former de-
BEVERLY HILLS signer at Flipboard • Wilson Miner, head Designer at Rdio • Dustin Mierau, cofounder of Path •Joe Hewitt, former product manager (iPhone) at Facebook •Dan Cederholm, cofounder of Dribbble, web standards guru General Management •Heather Harde, former CEO of TechCrunch •Joe Greenstein, founder of Flixster • Andrew Siegel, SVP Strategy & Corporate Development of Advanced Publications • Victoria Ransom, founder & CEO of Wildfire Interactive •Clara Shih, CEO of Hearsay Disruptive Innovation •Marco Arment, creator of Instapaper, former lead develop for Tumblr •Matthew Prince, cofounder/CEO of CloudFlare •Leilah Janah, founder of Samasource •Perry Chen, co-founder /CEO of Kickstarter •Tom Preston-Werner, cofounder and CTO, Github •Diego Berdakin, cofounder of BeachMint
nounced at 12:21 a.m. on Feb. 29 his niece is helping him to write a book about the “difficult events” he experienced. Hubbard later tweeted he intended to have the book published within the next year. “I’m looking forward to telling the TRUE story of Beverly Hills schools,” he tweeted. Hubbard was prosecuted for misappropriating $23,500 in funds without the school board’s permission. “Spending $3 million on an alleged $23,500 crime is PURELY POLITICAL — not only that — I was DIRECTED to initiate those payments,” Hubbard tweeted. “Ere you judge — GET THE FACTS ABOUT MY LEGAL
CASE! Supts. can't write checks or force payments — they can only INITIATE a process #justice,” he later wrote. The Daily Pilot confirmed the authenticity of Hubbard’s tweets with a telephone call Wednesday and reported he said he planned to use his account as an advocacy platform for the families of those incarcerated. “I am deeply interested in advocacy for families of those jailed or imprisoned. Families are literally torn apart by the incarceration,” He tweeted on Feb. 29. “…I am going to work on creating a support system for families who must endure the unendurable—having a loved one locked up.”
corners of the globe entertain a street audience of around 500,000 – and a global TV audience of tens of millions. The bands performance will be made available to all TV stations in the region free of charge – and will be streamed by the BBC. The Lord Mayor was accompanied by Executive Director of the parade Mr Robert Bone and Mr. Jonathan Whaley, Director of International Participation and presented the invitation to instrumental teacher Bill Bradbury. The office of Lord Mayor about the 1981 operation, Israel's willingness to absorb Saddam Hussein's missiles in 1991 and his assessment of today's threats. He pointed out that there is no balance of threat between Iran and the West today. "The solution is not send-
carries many civic duties and responsibilities in the city at the heart of government, state, church and royal residence – and includes hosting the highly prestigious street parade and festival. At the age of 35 Lord Mayor Sandys was the youngest person to achieve the high office. Patrons of the event include The Lord Mayor of Westminster and senior representatives of the American community in London. The Prime Minister and Her Majesty The Queen are supporters of the event. ing 20 to 30 fighters planes to (bomb) Iran,” Raz said. “Sending the Israeli Air Force to Iran will not be effective, as many of the [nuclear development] sites are built deep into mountains. The superpowers need to work together, but now it is [almost] too late.”
MANAGING YOUR W E A LT H
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The Giving Dilemma By Amir Mossanen, Wealth Advisor, Wells Fargo Private Bank igh-net-worth families have the extraordinary opportunity of gifting $5,120,000 per person through the end of 2012 as part of the tax codeâ€™s lifetime gift exemption (For 2011 the amount was $5,000,000; the gift tax applicable exclusion amount is adjusted for inflation after 2011. The inflation adjusted amount for 2012 is $5,120,000.) The tax rate is 35 percent for 2012, however, the gift tax applicable exclusion amount drops to $1,000,000 with a 55 percent tax rate after 2012 unless Congress takes further action. Still many are not taking advantage of the opportunity. We have seen many parents worried that if their children knew they were recipients of fortunes, they would lose their motivation to work, spend beyond their means and become dependent on family support. Studies have shown that approximately 70 percent of wealth is lost within one generation of inheriting it. ( 1), and 90 percent is lost by the end of the third generation (2). It is not surprising that faced with these kinds of odds, parents are conflicted when it comes to making transfers of wealth to their children. What we suggest to clients at Wells Fargo Private Bank is to actively prepare your children for both the responsibilities and the opportunities inheriting wealth offers. While this preparation may take several years, and a combination of tailored education and practical hands-on experience, here are some basic steps
that all families can follow: 1. Talk to your children about both money and wealth. Money and wealth should not be a taboo subject at home. As an alternative to lecturing your children, try asking them questions and helping them figure out the answer for themselves. Here are some questions we have found useful: 1. What do you think is the purpose of money? 2. What would you do if you won the lottery? 3. What do you know about how I earn my living? What sacrifices do you think I had to make along the way to get us here? 4. How would you have done things differently if you were in my shoes? 5. What sacrifices are you not willing to make to create your own wealth? 6. What do you think are some of the challenges youâ€™ll face in preserving your standard of living? 7. How would you like me to support you? Avoid asking questions that may appear loaded, closed or appear to put your child into a corner. Instead, try to help them expand their vision, and understand the implications of the choices they make. 2. Help your children define their dreams. Dreams are what motivate us. For those who created wealth on their own, it might have been the dream for a better life that drove them to work hard, take some risks and create wealth. Parents need to understand that their children will not have had the same experience growing up and are therefore
unlikely to have the same motivations. Working hard toward realizing oneâ€™s own dreams can lead to motivated and productive individuals. Parents can help their children identify what they need to learn, how they need to behave, and with whom they need to partner to help make their dreams come true. 3. Make deals together. Making deals teaches members of a family to compromise, work together and understand the importance of integrity. For example, consider allowing your 10year-old to research where he would like to spend the family vacation, and present it to you in a comprehensive and detailed way in exchange for paying for the vacation. In this case, your child can learn useful life skills and how to effectively gather information, present ideas and make informed choices, while taking a load off your plate. You can build on this format to bring children into family business, philanthropy or asset management. The best deals are ones where there is a clear and visible link between what is being asked, and what is being given. 4. Build in some safeguards. Gifting does not necessarily mean handing over control. If structured properly, parents may retain much of the control by transferring entity interest to their children's trust while remaining as the managers of the entity. A second safeguard would be to appoint a suitable trustee to manage assets until such a time that the child is deemed capable of taking over as trustee. Ultimately, gifting is about more than passing assets from one genera-
tion to the next; it is about giving future generations the opportunity to lead productive, meaningful and enriching lives. Preparing your children to make the most of the opportunity you are presenting is going to require a team effort, commitment and patience. Fortunately, this is not an endeavor you have to undertake alone. Wells Fargo has been working with high-net-worth families for generations and has developed educational programs, processes and tools to help your family have a lasting legacy, and help achieve your multi-generational goals. (1) Preiser, Vic. Williams, Roy. Preparing Heirs: Five Steps to a Successful Transition of Family Wealth and Values. 2010. (2) Voorhees, Tim. Why Most Families Lose Their Wealth by the Third Generation, Wealthcounsel.com.
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New Roads Expands Innovative Interactive Media Program Top Local Independent School Expands Interactive Media Programs to Build Skills Needed to Succeed in the 21st Century. ew Roads School never stands still. Throughout its 17-year histor y, this K-12 independent school in Santa Monica has worked hard to insure its curriculum incorporates ongoing research about how young people learn, and addresses the problem-solving, communications, and other skills students need to succeed in the 21st century. President and Head of School David Br yan says, “Our world is changing at a pace we would all have found unimaginable even five years ago. More than ever before, young people need the skills to think critically, creatively, and entrepreneurially; they need the confidence to approach novel situations, novel tools and emerging technologies with confidence.” Reflecting this forward-thinking bent, New Roads is incorporating digital tools/digital media to enhance education across its curriculum, including expanded offerings this year in film, sound-editing and engineering, radio broadcast, and digital arts. Completion of construction currently underway at New Roads’ middle and high school campus on Olympic Boulevard will provide new
A New Roads student in the Radio Journalism class. digital media classrooms and a stateof-the-art theater, enabling the school to launch an innovative Interactive Media Program next fall. As Bryan observes, “Although it remains important, it is no longer sufficient for students to graduate with a foundation only in the traditional disciplines of education. To be ‘educated’ and successful in our continuously evolving world, they must become literate in, and nimble with, the digital tools and media that are transforming
Local Investors Acquire Two Bunch Palms Resort In Desert Hot Springs; Plan Major Renovations An investment team comprised of Hollywood executives Steve Markoff, Donald Kushner, Elie Samaha and real estate investor Gidi Cohen have closed on an unusual SoCal acquisition, having purchased the Two Bunch Palms Resort & Spa in Desert Hot Springs. The new owners plan a multi-million dollar renovation on the property, a favored haunt by film stars and the Southland well-to-do for nearly a century. Two Bunch Palms Resort & Spa is surrounded by 270 acres, approximately 110 miles due east of L.A.. The rock-wall compound secures 52 private bungalows, most graced with private backyards or patios along with its highly prized natural hot springs and mud baths. The naturally flowing thermal waters of Two Bunch Palms is well known for its purity and lithium content, considered to be a natural mood stabilizer. Its lushly landscaped grotto boasts two hot pools, which has been sought out by guests for the water's healing and restorative powers. The smaller of the two pools is naturally heated to 104 degrees, while the larger one is maintained at 99 degrees. The combination of the grotto/mud bath/spa experience, known as being Two Bunched, was made famous by the 1992 film, The Player. Two Bunch Palms was named “Best for Mineral Springs” each year 2004 through 2010 by the readers of Spa
Finder Magazine and ranked by USA Today as one of 10 great places to relax mind and body. The new owners are also planning to market a line of spa products and beverages which will be made from the spa's prized natural waters. “There is something special in the water here,” stated said Cohen, president of L.A.-based Cohen & Associates who will manage the asset on behalf of the new ownership. “People seem to be drawn here specifically for effects of the water.” The new owners are laying the groundwork for major renovations throughout the resort, including a joint venture with a spa operator, and expansion of additional acreage to include stand-alone 3,000-square foot villas, senior housing and a private post-operative surgery rehab facility. There are also discussions with several proprietors of chefdriven restaurants to reinvent The Casino Dining Room. Two Bunch Palms' history dates back to the 1920s. Al Capone, the gangland bootlegger allegedly built and used the sprawling complex as his West Coast hideout. Capone's personal bungalow is believed to feature not only bullet holes, but also underground escape tunnels and a sentry tower for armed bodyguards. Andrew Kirsh of Beverly Hills-based Raines Feldman acted as lead counsel for the buyer in the transaction.
Lucent Capital Arranges $10.6 Million Loan On BH Building Real estate advisory firm Lucent Capital has arranged $10.6 million bridge loan for Brighton Way, Ltd. on a 22,000-square foot office/retail building, 9629 Brighton Way, announced Managing Director Farzin Emrani. The transaction was time-sensitive and particularly challenging because of the high loan per square foot ($483) and luxury high fashion retailers who occupy the retail component.
New Roads teacher Scott Roewe, right, with a student in the Music Composition class. the global landscape. Our Media Arts the challenges of the ever-evolving and new Interactive Media Programs world. are designed not only to engage stuFounded in 1995, New Roads is dents with the toys and gadgets, but an independent K-12 school serving with a way of thinking, seeing, and more than 650 students representing imagining.” the kaleidoscope of communities that About New Roads School make up Los Angeles. Unique among New Roads School believe all chil- independent schools, New Roads dren deserve access to education devotes no less than 40 percent of its that places traditional academic pur- tuition budget to need-based financial suits in contemporary context, engag- aid every year. ing students’ hearts and minds to Visit www.newroads.org to learn explore the opportunities and address more.
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Middle School: 1st place- Jonina (joey) Safchick (Beverly Vista) 2nd place- Matisse Love (Horace Mann) 3rd place- Amy Okada (Hawthorne) The winner for music is: Middle School 1st place- Michelle Balson (El Rodeo) The winners for visual arts are: Primary: 1st place- Sawyer Grijalva (Horace Mann) 2nd place- Ethan Khalili (El Rodeo) 3rd place- Eli Okum (Beverly Vista) Intermediate: 1st place- Casey Hartman (Hawthorne) 2nd place- Jenna Kramer (Horace Mann) & Alissa Okada
Administered by IRS trained and certified volunteer tax counselors, the Tax-Aide program will provide confidential assistance in preparing Federal and State tax forms, and answers to tax questions. For additional information, or to make an appointment, call 310-285-6840. The City of Beverly Hills Community Services Department will assist in the dissemination of information regarding income tax preparation, but will not be responsible for the accuracy of the information provided in the program.
(Hawthorne) 3rd place- Sonya Gluckstein (El Rodeo) Middle School 1st place- Sara Okum (Beverly Vista) 2nd place- Destiny Lee ( Horace Mann) 3rd place- Liza Freiberg (Hawthorne) The winners for photography are: Primary: 1st place- Avital Gottlieb (Beverly Vista) Intermediate 1st place- Ryan Timmerman (Hawthorne) 2nd place- Ian Goldstein ( Horace Mann) 3rd place- Daniel Gottlieb (Beverly Vista) Middle School: 1st place- Roberts Rose (Hawthorne) 2nd place- Gabe Goldstein ( Horace Mann)
The winners for film/video production are: Primary: 1st place- Daniel Soufer (Horace Mann) Intermediate: 1st place- Brooke Balson (El Rodeo) 2nd place- Caroline German (Horace Mann) Middle School 1st place- Rock Costas (Hawthorne) There were two students who were given the Award of Merit (second place) for the 33rd district in photography: Ryan Timmerman (Hawthorne) and Lauren Kenneally (Beverly Hills High). The Reflections Program was established in 1969 by National PTA board member Mary Lou Anderson. Since that time more than 10 million students have participated in the program.
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as great as it has ever been.” “My decision has been a deliberative one,” Dreier said. “Three years ago I contemplated leaving at the end of the previous Congress, but ultimately chose to seek reelection for the sake of pursuing four key objectives: “1. To reverse the very dangerous 82 percent increase in non-defense discretionary spending that we had in the previous two Congresses; “2. To finally pass the jobcreating free trade agreements with Colombia, Panama and South Korea; “3. To enhance our national security by working to strengthen the legislatures of new and reemerging democracies across the globe through the bipartisan House Democracy Partnership; and “4. To ensure, through the Rules Committee, that both Democrats and Republicans have the opportunity to offer their solutions by proposing amendments on the House floor.” Drier said he felt acting in a bipartisan way, they were able to accomplish all four of his
March 2, 2012 | Page 25 goals. “We not only passed all three pending free trade agreements, we did so with the largest bipartisan support of any trade measure in years,” Dreier said. “The 17 partner countries of the House Democracy Partnership are making important strides, and the advent of the Arab Spring has brought about the greatest opportunity in more than a generation for democracy throughout the Arab world. Finally, both Democrats and Republicans can offer their ideas on the House floor.” Dreier was first elected to Congress in 1980. He became a member of the House Leadership when he took the helm of the House Committee on Rules in Jan. 1999. In May 2001, Dreier was unanimously selected to chair the state’s Republican Congressional Delegation, a position he continues to hold. He is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and serves on the board of the International Republican Institute. Despite his intention to leave Congress at the end of his term, Dreier said he intends to spend the year working towards greater bipartisan progress.
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....The Fear Daylight Saving Time.... As all clock watchers know it was the esteemed New Zealand Entomologist George Vernon Hudson who, while seeking a way to increase evening playtime with his beloved insects, first proposed Daylight Saving Time back in 1895. However, we also owe a debt of gratitude to Benjamin Franklin, author of the English proverb “Early to bed, and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise” and the inventor who came up with the idea for a flexible urinary catheter while twisting balloons into the shapes of exotic animals at a friend’s birthday party. Although it’s not generally known, Ben also played a pivotal role in advancing the concept of DST after being told by his wife, following an argument over the family budget, to get out of the house and go fly a kite. As Mnemonic (rhymes with colonic) devices go, “Spring Forward, Fall Back” is one of the most popular memory aides around. It’s in the spring however, when I set my clocks forward at 2 a.m. effectively eliminating the 2-3 a.m. hour, that unpleasant things start to occur. To begin with, my birth certificate reveals I was born at 2:15 a.m. on the day that Daylight Saving Time springs forward one hour. But since no babies can be born from 2-3 a.m. the fact of the matter is that I really don’t exist, a fact that my family patriarch, father time, totally agrees with. Talk about an identity crisis! With the arrival of DST I am overcome with the fear of having to re-set the dozens of clocks scattered in and around my home. As more devices contain clocks, more time is spent looking for and then changing them. I’m talking about all kinds of clocks, those on the walls, inside kitchen appliances and electronic components, a grandfather clock (that provides sage advice along with the correct time) cuckoo clocks, (with hip-hop cuckoos) clock radios, TV receivers (one slip-up could result in The Simpsons not being recorded) explosive detonators (once my profession, now a hobby) programmable thermostats, employee time clocks (to keep track of my expanding domestic staff) and, of course, my significant other’s biological clock which just keeps on ticking. I also have a sundial on my front lawn which is maintained by my gardener who has an uncanny ability to coordinate the appearance of the grass with the constantly changing position of the sun, a skill that he likely picked up from his extensive study of Egyptian and Babylonian astronomy. DST also affects the biological rhythms of the youngest member of the family, my Yorkshire terrier who no longer wears a watch preferring instead to check the time of day on her smart phone. When Gabby’s eat, sleep, eat, sleep routine is altered the fallout is predictable, barking, whining, grumpiness and excessive pooping and then, as if to make a statement, a complete unwillingness to help clean up the mess. According to her veterinarian, the renowned John Winters, who, unlike my own physician still makes house calls, a disruption in any high strung Yorkie’s carefully planned schedule can cause psychological and physiological stress which in turn is then passed on to me and I in turn pass it on to others creating a classic domino effect. I am not alone, many of my oldest farmer friends, including Old McDonald, have reported to me they have experienced similar repercussions affecting their cow’s milk production, chickens egg output, the quality of their sheep’s wool and most importantly the roosters, most of whom are not happy about having to change their crowing times. Not all of the news is bad however. As someone who is devoted to the outdoor life let me point out that vitamin D, which comes from sunlight, continuously contributes to boosting my testosterone level so an extra hour of light each day could go a long way towards helping to reverse the time-honored belief that there are more Jewish comedians than bodybuilders. Since setting clocks forward can be a very challenging experience I’d like to suggest that we keep the fall ritual intact and in the (see ‘DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME,’ page 33)
Joan Mangum Last week, Vanity Fair and its West Coast Editor Krista Smith along with Juicy Couture and The Descendants‘ actress Shailene Woodley, kicked off “Campaign Hollywood” week by hosting the “Vanities” 20th anniversary in support of All It Takes at Siren Studios. This invitational reception kicked off VF’s “Campaign Hollywood 2012,” the magazine’s annual week-long series of events in support of charitable causes that lead up to the Oscars. The evening also served as the launch of All It Takes, the non-profit co-founded in 2010 by Shailene and her mother, Lori Woodley, which focuses on environmental integrity, youth leadership, and health awareness, and provides the tools, opportunities, and education needed to generate the momentum for meaningful change. Guests enjoyed music by D.J. Pesce, a sampling of products from L’Oreal Paris, and the chance to check out the new 2012 Fiat 500 on display. Juicy Couture added its own special touch to the event with custom décor elements. Some of the guests included Adepero Oduye, Alden Ehrenreich, Ali Larter, Alice Eve, Amara Miller, Amy Adams, Amy Smart, Dania Ramierz,
Chateau Marmont to benefit Oxfam America, the international relief and development organization that creates lasting solutions to poverty, hunger, and injustice. During the last 10 years, Oscar-winning Colin Firth has worked hard, both in public and behind the scenes, to become an extremely knowledgeable and highly respected campaigner for Oxfam. Spotted here were Demian Bichir, Emily Blunt, Kenneth Branagh, Vanity Fair‘s Graydon Carter and Edward Menicheschi, Kristin Davis, Cameron Diaz, Djimon Honsou and Kimora Lee, Emile Hirsch, Danny Huston, John Krazinski, Olga Kurylenko, Oxfam’s President Raymond Offenheiser, Gary and Alexandra Oldman, Stefanie Sherk, Mia Wasikowska and more. Adding a special element to the evening, Ermenegildo Zegna dressed select male guests in eco-friendly fashions as part of Livia Firth’s “The Green Carpet Challenge.” For the third year in a row, Livia is spearheading the project which asks top designers to use eco-friendly fabrics when designing gowns and suits for celebrities to wear during awards season. The goal is to show design and
CAMPAIGN HOLLYWOOD–Vanity Fair and various partners staged several “Campaign Hollywood” events during Oscar week. Pictured (from left): actress Jessica Chastain and Sir Ben Kingsley for The Film Foundation; actress Joan Collins at the Montblanc party-both at Hotel Bel-Air; actor Colin and Livia Firth at the Zenga dinner in Chateau Marmont. Photos by Michael Buckner, Donato Sardella of Getty Images for Vanity Fair creativity doesn’t have to be comproEmmy Rossum, Hayden Pannetiere, Katheryn Win- mised while working with environmental materinick, Kelly Lynch, Lynn Collins, Marcia Gay Hard- als… en, Michael B. Jordan, Molly Sims, Rashida Jones, On Thursday, actress Eva Longoria, along with Renee Olstead, Tracee Ellis Ross, Tyler Jacob Moore VF and the Chrysler, hosted a cocktail party at her and Stacy Keibler… Hollywood restaurant, Beso, to support The Eva The following day Montblanc joined Vanity Fair Longoria Foundation, which helps Latinas build betand its L.A. Contributing Editor Wendy Stark Morris- ter futures through education and entrepreneurship. sey in hosting a cocktail reception at Hotel Bel-Air As a co-sponsor of “Campaign Hollywood to launch the new Montblanc “Collection Princesse 2012” week, the Chrysler focuses on restoring Grace de Monaco” jewelry collection, in tribute to glamour to the American automotive industry in a the late Princess Grace and her Princess Grace new initiative dedicated to style. Celebrity guests Foundation-U.S.A. The foundation, which cele- arrived at Beso and throughout the week in 2012 brates its 30th anniversary this year, is dedicated to Chrysler 300s, and other attendees experienced the identifying and assisting emerging talent in theater, vehicle through a display. dance, and film by awarding grants in the form of Last Friday, VF and Swiss luxury watch-brand scholarships, apprenticeships, and fellowships. Richard Mille hosted a cocktail reception honoring Since its inception, more than 700 awards have Academy Award-winning director Martin Scorsese been given to recipients, totaling more than $8.5 at Hotel Bel-Air in support of The Film Foundation. million. The evening featured music by pianist Dana Guests at the event were Demian Bichir, Film Bronson. The Montblanc collection includes limit- Foundation’s Margaret Bodde, Lorraine Bracco, Jesed-edition, and specially-designed high jewelry, sica Chastain, Patricia Clarkson, Frances Conroy, writing instruments, and watches. linking all four Sebastian Copeland, Kevin Corrigan, Elizabeth Cotcollections is the rose – Princess Grace’s favorite noir, Danny Huston, Sir Ben Kingsley, Olga flower, a quintessentially feminine emblem of ro- Kurylenko, Fran Lebowitz, Ray Liotta, Kathleen mance. Robertson, Rick Rubin, Howard Shore, Maura TierOn Wednesday last week, Vanity Fair and ney, and Pharrell Williams, among others. Ermenegildo Zegna, along with Colin and Livia Vanity Fair has long supported the work of The Firth and Anna Zegna, hosted an intimate dinner at Film Foundation, Scorsese’s non-profit preservation organization, which has helped save more than 555 films the past 22 years. In addition, through “The Story of Movies” educational program, the foundation reaches more than 9 million students, educating them about film language and history. And Saturday the week-long event feast concluded when VF, Fiat, and L’Oreal Paris turned down the lights and turned up the tunes on Oscars eve by hosting a chic party at the former Golden Bridge Yoga space featuring a special performance by Nervo and D.J. Daisy O’Dell. This event was held to support Pablove Foundation, which funds pediatric cancer research and treatment.
ARTS & E N T E RTA I N M E N T Jacque Heebner Creates Saucy Feline Protagonist In Mystery, First Person Cat Cat Appreciation Month (yes, there really is one and February was it) is just over, but readers of Jacque Heebner’s new book, First Person Cat, can still get their feline fix. Her first book, a mystery, is told from the point of view of Tiffany, a pampered tortoise-shell Persian trying to convince a Beverly Hills police detective that her “mom’s” death in the mansion was murder and not an accident. How she does it, and even thwarts another killing, is the novelty of the book and what keeps readers turning pages. “How does a cat get a detective to believe her,” could be the book’s tagline. “Cats get a bad rap,” says Heebner, former resident and charity organizer. “People think they’re aloof,” but she knows that behind those piercing eyes are a soul and intuition. Cats even meditate, she contends. “When I was married one of the joys of our household was out pets, and I loved watching the interaction between each cat we loved,” Heebner relates. “one of the significant aspects was my realization that I had become a part of their circle just as much as they were a part of mine. “My husband Bob was always teasing me about talking to our pets and answering for them, too,” Heebner admits. But he did give her the title.
She believes cats are telepathic, conveying their needs to humans in pictures. Initially intending to write an etiquette book for children using cats as examples; Heebner was convinced to change direction when she read the book to a writing group led by former newscaster Kelly Lange, now the author of six mysteries herself. For an extended version of this story visit www.bhcourier.com, Arts & Entertainment.
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MOCA To Present West Coast Premiere Of Solo Show by Artist Cai Guo-Qiang The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) will present “Cai Guo-Qiang: Sky Ladder,” the first West Coast solo exhibition of the New York-based artist, known for his gunpowder drawings, installations and explosion events. The show will be on view at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA April 8-July 30 and feature new works commissioned by MOCA, including three gunpowder drawings and a public outdoor explosion event created onsite at the museum. The spontaneity and unpredictability evident in his site-specific, community-based works reflect the principles of feng shui and Chinese medicine adapted in his artistic methodology, which allows nature to take its course and the artist to make the most of a given situation. “Cai Guo-Qiang fuses historical references and a futuristic vision to create art that is totally contemporary,” said Jeffrey Deitch, MOCA director. “His work engages his audiences both experientially and visually. It is spectacular, but also intimate. Cai draws the viewer into his imagined world.” “This is a pivotal event for the contemporary art scene in Los Angeles,” said Dominic Ng, chairman /CEO of East West Bank. “We are honored to be partnering with MOCA to
bring the renowned work of Cai GuoQiang to Los Angeles. To experience Cai Guo Qiang’s work is not only visually compelling and thought provoking, but represents the fresh and distinctive nature of contemporary Chinese art as it becomes an increasingly dynamic force in the international art world.” The exhibition will open with “Mystery Circle: Explosion Event for The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles,” on the exterior wall of The Geffen, facing Temple Street, at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, April 7. Through March 10, the artist will collaborate with local volunteers to make three new gunpowder drawings from MOCA’s exhibition. The weeklong process will be open to the public on March 5, 7 and 9 from 6:30-9 p.m. with ignitions at approximately 7 p.m. • In order of production, the first gunpowder work to be exploded on canvas, “Chaos In Nature” (approximately 11x49-feet), will depict uncontrollable forced in nature such as earthquakes, tsunami, volcanic eruptions and hurricanes. • The second gunpowder work on canvas, “Zero Gravity” (approximately 11x39-feet), will portray mankind’s (see ‘PREMIERE,’ page 29)
Workshops With Masters Inspire, Help Grammy Winners, Jazz Icons, Rising Stars To Headline Playboy Jazz Festival Artists Take Skills To A Higher Level Featuring a world class lineup of talent, the 34th annual Playboy Jazz Festival will present an eclectic roster of Grammy-winning artists, acclaimed jazz icons, rising stars and festival favorites, Saturday and Sunday, June 16-17 at the Hollywood Bowl. Showcasing the entire spectrum of jazz, the event annually attracts more than 35,000 fans from all over the world. Among the headliners Bill Cosby and Richard Rosenzweig, president for the two-day concert are emeritus Playboy Jazz Festivals. Ramsey Lewis, Robin Thicke, Ozomatli, Sheila E., Boney James and Jackson, Marc Anthony, Christina Aguilera and others. His debut CD Christian McBride. Having played the festival on sold nearly 2 million copies, spawning numerous occasions, Grammy-winner the mega-hit Lost Without U, which Ramsey Lewis will take to stage for the topped four Billboard charts simultafirst time with his popular Electric neously and was named ASCAP’s Song Band. Known for such chart topping Of The Year. His current release, Love hits as The In Crowd, Hang On Sloopy After War, features Lil Wayne and and more, Lewis continues to captivate debuted on the Billboard 200. • The line up for Saturday, June fans with his piano playing and innovative style that have earned him three 16, from 3-11 p.m., includes Christian Grammy awards and seven Gold McBride Big Band, Boney James, records. He will perform hits from his Ozomatli, Sheila E., Sharon Jones & classic Sun Goddess album as well as The Dap-Kings, The Soul Rebels with his latest CD, Ramsey Taking Another special guest Leo Nocentelli, Zigaboo Modeliste, Ivan Neville, Global Look. Currently riding high with the suc- Gumbo All Stars featuring Richard cess of his fifth album, Love After War, Bona, Lionel Loueke, Francisco Mela R&B singing sensation Robin Thicke is and Alfredo Rodriguez, Cos of making his highly anticipated festival Goodmusic featuring Farid Barron, debut. Before his breakthrough as a hit Dwayne Burno, Ndugu Chancler, Tia making singer-songwriter, the LA- Fuller, Matthew Garrison, Ingrid native was already composing and Jensen, Babatunde Lea, Erena producing for such artists as Michael (see ‘FESTIVAL,’ page 43)
For artists wanting to take their skills to the next level, gallery owner Silvana Ambar has the answer. She has created a schedule of Artist Workshops where participants will study and create with master artists— “with heavy-duty backgrounds and great teaching abilities”—in inspiring outdoor settings. Limited to 8-15 students, the workshops were developed to provide highquality art instruction. All levels of student can benefit from what they will learn on an individual basis, Ambar says, especially intermediate and advanced art students. “Our goal is that through these professional workshops other up-and-coming artists will find the creative inspiration,” Ambar says—“that art-skill building tool necessary to mature as an artist. The first workshop of the year is a
“Plein Air Painting Workshop” in Puerto Vallarta Mexico, May 30-June 5, led by Fongwei Liu. Other master painters taking part include: Karl Dempwolf, Michael Situ, Laura Wambsgans, Jennifer McChristain, Brigitte Curt and Jim Smyth and Julie Snyder. Future destinations include: Mammoth Lake and the High Sierras, France (Burgundy and Provence), Armenia and Prague. The locations have been handpicked by Ambar and she has personally visited all the accommodations. “They’re all charming and comfortable,” Ambar adds. The tuition cost ($1,300 for painters for the Mexico trip) includes round-trip air fare, free transportation from the airport to hotel and from the hotel to airport, hotel and resort accommodations, food and resort activities. There are also special rates for family members and non painters who wish to join ($800 for the May trip). “Much time and consideration is given to the planning and execution of each work(see ‘WORKSHOPS,’ page 29)
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spent her first year in the hospital, enduring multiple surgical procedures, treatments for septic shock and infections, and many other life-threatening complications. Moriah celebrated her fourth birthday last month, and though she still struggles with health issues stemming from congenital abnormalities, she is an energetic preschooler. Throughout it all, her parents, Victoria and Justin, have demonstrated a rare courage and whole-hearted support for other families who share their unique experience. Last fall, at an intimate gathering at Laura and Steve Burge’s home in San Marino, friends and neighbors gathered to celebrate the establishment of the Moriah Nelson Chair in Neonatal Medicine at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Spearheading the effort to raise the $5 million endowment is San Marino resident and Moriah’s grandmother, Vera Nelson. “The Moriah Nelson Chair in Neonatology is a living legacy for my granddaughter and our family,” Vera said. “There is
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support his groundbreaking research in congenital abnormalities and the factors influencing the transition of care from the hospital to the home environment. In conjunction with California Children’s Serv i c e s , Friedlich will continue to develop policies that support this vulnerable group of infants and their families. The $5 million chair consists specifJustin Nelson and Victoria Nelson holding Moriah, who was treated Dr. Philippe ically of: Friedlich. A chair named for Moriah has been established at CHLA. • $2 milno place better to begin this The endowed chair will lion to create an endowed endeavor than with the love, provide permanent financial Chair in Epidemiology Research friendship and support of the support to its inaugural and Friedlich will be the inauSan Marino Community. We chairholder, Dr. Philippe gural chair holder and, know how to take care of our Friedlich, Associate Professor • $3 million to create an own. Together we will honor of Clinical Pediatrics at USC’s endowment for Clinical Rechildren like Moriah, and their Keck School of Medicine and search Program Support. extraordinary families. We will medical director of the CHLA Friedlich will be the inaugural send a message of hope.” Newborn and Infant Critical Primary Investigator and proCare Unit vide oversight of the endow( N I C C U ) , ment. Friedlich earned his medwho oversaw Moriah’s care. ical degree from the University Friedlich’ of Southern California, and also s contribu- holds an MS in Applied Biostations to medi- tistics and Epidemiology from cine and sci- USC and an MBA from the Unience have al- versity of Massachusetts at r e a d y Amherst. To contribute to the Moriah changed the practice of Nelson Chair in Neonatal Medneonatalogy icine contact Meghan Chereck w o r l d w i d e . at CHLA at 323-361-1719. Funding will
UCLA Students Raise Funds To Fight HIV/AIDS UCLA Students raised a record-setting $451,144.03 for the fight against global pediatric HIV/AIDS at the school’s 11th annual Dance Marathon presented by Bank of the West. The event brought together students, activists, performers, celebrities, and corporate sponsors to raise awareness about the global HIV/AIDS pandemic. Together they aim to fight the stigma associated with HIV/AIDS, raise money for continued research and HIV services, and unite the campus around an important cause. The UCLA Dance Marathon: 2012 saw more than 830 students dancing for 26 music-filled hours last month, buoyed by 1,500 supporters and numerous dance and musical performances. Dance Marathon at UCLA continues to be the largest student-organized philanthropic event on the West Coast, and this year broke all previous records for the number of students participating and the amount of money raised. Since its launch in 2002, the Dance Marathon at UCLA has raised more than $3 million dollars, benefiting the lifesaving global work of the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF), two camps for HIV-positive children in the U.S. ‚ One Heartland, and Project Kindle. When asked about the goal of an AIDS free generation, Erin Ward, president of the Pediatric AIDS Coalition at UCLA reminded participants why they were dancing. ‚“We
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take a stand to show the kids here and others around the world that we won’t stop until our dreams come true.” To learn more about the UCLA D a n c e Marathon, and its beneficiaries ‚ the Elizabeth G l a s e r Pediatric AIDS Fo u n d a t i o n , One Heartland, Project Kindle, and the UCLA AIDS Institute‚ v i s i t w w w. d a n c e marathon.ucla .edu.
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Las Madrinas Conclude Year With Two Major Gifts To CHLA At the Las Madrinas Annual Meeting earlier this month, President Katie Darnell announced that Las Madrinas has successfully fulfilled its $5 million pledge for the Las Madrinas Autism Research Interventions and Outcomes Endowment currently under the direction of Dr. Michele D. Kipke. Darnell also announced the launch of a second $5 million commitment in support of Pediatric Simulation Research. As a result of the autism research and treatment being conducted at CHLA, Autism Speaks has designated the hospital as an Autism Treatment Network (ATN) Center of Clinical Excellence. CHLA is the only such center in California. Darnell also reported that funding has officially commenced for the group’s next major commitment, the Las Madrinas Pediatric Simulation Research Laboratory Endow-
ment This groundbreaking new endowment under the direction of Dr. Theodora A Stavroudis was presented with a check from Las Madrinas representing the group’s first donation toward its $5 million pledge. Other highlights of the meeting included the announcement of four Las Madrinas members whose dedication and generosity have earned them a place on the Las Madrinas Plaque displayed in the CHLA lobby. Members recognized as “Plaque Donors” include: Susan Armistead, Maribeth Borthwick, Sarah Cox and Kathleen Duncan. New Las Madrinas board of directors members include; Katherine Hampar of Brentwood, advisor; and Katherine Burford of Bel Air, public relations chair.Deidra Di Napilo of Brentwood was introduced as a new member.
Health Happenings... Afternoon Benefit Helps Support Table Tennis Program For Alzheimer’s Patients The Sport and Art Educational Foundation’s (SAEF) first benefit and table tennis exhibition benefiting the organization’s Table Tennis Therapy Program will be held from 3-6 p.m., Sunday, at the Westside jewish Community Center, 5870 W. Olympic Blvd. The event will be an afternoon of hope, ping-pong, celebrity appearances, gifts and the opportunity to win a custom-made table tennis table valued at $13,500.00. During the course of the afternoon, SAEF will honor Susan Sarandon, Jonathan Bricklin and SPiN Galactic with the SAEF Vision Award. (Acknowledged through videotaped responses. ) The SAEF Special Recognition Award will honor The Leeza Gibbons Memory Foundation’s signature program - Leeza’s Place at Olympia Medical Center, for the significant role it continues to play in providing quality support for family caregivers. Non-profit SAEF offers an innovative program to help individuals suffering from Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia through carefully supervised “table tennis therapy.” The organization provides tables and sends out instructors (both volunteer and staff members) to work with participants at two Beverly Hills locations—Sunrise of Beverly Hills and Silverado. SAEF’s program was established based on a formal Japanese clinical study that showed how table tennis uniquely activates multiple portions of the brain, producing increased awareness and functioning in participants. Tickets are $250 (includes seven raffle tickets) and $150 (includes one raffle ticket). For more information, call 323-933-3703 or send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Israel Film Fest To Honor Homeland Happenings.... Execs, Jonah Hill; Screen 30 Entries Enriching the American vision of Israeli life and culture through film, the Israel Film Festival has become the largest showcase of Israeli movies in the US. Running March 15-29 in Los Angeles, 2012 is the 26th anniversary of this Israeli showcase that celebrates Israeli cinema, this year encompassing more than 30 titles, including award-winning features, documentaries, television programs and student shorts. David Nevins, president of Entertainment, Showtime Networks Inc. and Executive Producers Howard Gordon and Alex Gansa will be honored with the 2012 IFF Achievement in Television Award for the series Homeland, at the opening night event Thursday, March 15 at Paramount Studios. The trio join previously announced Jonah Hill, who will receive the IFF Achievement in Film Award. All presentations will occur before the screening of the opening night film, Yossi Madmoni’s Restoration, which won the Best Film awards at both the 2011 Jerusalem and Karlovy Vary Film Festivals and the Dramatic Screenwriting Award at Sundance.
“This year marks an important turning point in the relationship between Hollywood and the Israeli entertainment industry,” says Meir Fenigstein, founder/executive director of the IFF. "For 25 years, the IFF has made great strides in connecting the two , but for the first time, we are able to honor a remarkable US TV show, Homeland, which is based on the successful Israeli series, Hatufim’ (‘Prisoners of War’). We are delighted to present David Nevins, Howard Gordon and Alex Gansa with this award for bringing Homeland to American audiences.” Guest of honor during the festival’s opening night is Limor Livnat, Israel’s Minister of Culture and Sport. She will be making her first appearance at the IFF. Honorary co-chairs for the festival are Ryan Kavanaugh and Arnon Milchan. All films will screen at the Laemmle Music Hall and the Laemmle Fallbrook 7 in West Hills. For sponsorship opportunities, tickets for the opening night gala and screenings, visit www.IsraelFilmFestival.com or call IsraFest, 877-966-5566.
Bank Collection, which represents a valuable addition to MOCA’s collection of contemporary Chinese art, encompasses 11 works in various media by Cai, Li Jin (b. 1958, Tianjin), Shi Guorui (b. 1964, Shanxi), Suling Wang (b. 1968, Taiwan), Xiu Bing (b. 1955, Chongqing), and Zhan Wang (b. 1962, Beijing). The East West Bank Collection was acquired as a purchased and promised gift through Ng, and is currently installed at East West Bank Pasadena Commercial Banking Center. The collection will enter MOCA’s permanent collection in full by 2026. For hours, ticket and membership information, call 213626-6222 or visit www.moca.org.
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undying fantasy to defy gravity and its unsuccessful challenges by naïve measures since antiquity. • The last gunpowder drawing, “Childhood Spaces-hip,” made of Japanese hemp paper, will be monumental in scale (13 feet high x 108 feet wide), and will present imagery of related figures, memories, and objects that have sparked the artist’s curiosity about the university since his youth. In 2007, MOCA announced a significant contribution from East West Bank of important works by six leading Chinese artists. The East West
Brandeis President Lawrence To speak At Temple Emanuel Brandeis University President Fred Lawrence will participate in Shabbat morning services on March 3 at Temple Emanuel, 8844 Burton Way, and lead a discussion, “Lighting the World: Tikkun Olam and the 21st-century university.” Lawrence is being hosted by five congregants who are Brandeis alumni—Gary Yale and Leah Bishop (’75), Amy Cohen (’85), Sidney Levinson (’85), and Rabbi Sara MasonBarkin (’03). Call 310-409-4634 or visit www.tebh.org.
Early Music Ensemble Returns To All Saints The popular early music ensemble Angeles Consort returns to All Saints’ Church, 504 N. Camden Dr., for a 5 p.m., Sunday, March 4 concert featuring the music of Claudio Monteverdi, including Zefiro torna with sopranos Sarah Parga and Elizabeth Ladizinsky. Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for student/seniors. For more information, call 310-275-0123, ext. 112 or visit www.allsaintsbh.org
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By Holiday Mathis TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Mar. 2). The next seven weeks represent the end of a cycle, and you’ll celebrate accomplishment and completion. May brings new adventures. Quality time with family and relationship-related events could cause you to change your career trajectory in June. A hobby that has nothing to do with your job will feed your spirit in August. Aries and Libra people adore you. PISCES (Feb. 19-Mar. 20). Checklists will be involved. There’s something wonderful about doing exactly what you expected to do. Feeling like you are in control of your time will bring you great happiness. ARIES (Mar. 21-Apr. 19). You may suffer from a kind of urban ennui. The bustle around you seems like a rerun of yesterday’s drama. Break the pattern by finding reasons to laugh out loud. You’ll probably have to go out of your way. TAURUS (Apr. 20-May 20). No matter what you achieve, however big or small it may be, you don't forget your roots. You feel gratitude toward the people who have helped you, and you'll be sure to
express it. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You tend to concentrate on one thing until you’re sure it’s solved. It’s a bit like your mind is a television show, and you don’t want to change the channel until the end credits roll. CANCER (June 22-July 22). Avoid being so conscious of returning favors that you don’t enjoy the kindness that others are trying to give you. You’re a good person, and your heart is in the right place. All will balance out in the end. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). It’s natural that you would want to hold on to certain things for sentimental reasons. However, if you have hundreds of such items, the feeling is diluted. Let go of old possessions, and make way for the new. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Even when you are overwhelmingly happy with a result, there’s always room for improvement. This mindset is what keeps you learning and growing all day long. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Much
BIRTHDAY GREETINGS—Celebrating are Jon Bon Jovi, John
good comes from your ability to delay gratification. If you catch yourself thinking of the short term, stop and go for a broader perspective. Before committing to an action, ask yourself what it will likely lead to in the long run. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). There's something tangible you want to have by the end of the day. You narrow your choices and hone in on your top priority. You realize if you chase everything, you get nothing. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). There are a certain number of half-finished projects in your past, and you have that in common with many other creative people. Seize today’s opportunity to complete a journey, or at least commit to completing it. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). All skills require time, patience and practice to learn. As much as you wish for instantaneous knowledge, the nature of knowing is that it happens through a process. So relax and get ready to go through all of the steps. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Wanting something else doesn't lessen the value in what you already have. Take measures to care for and protect what you have, and you'll see the great power and opportunity in it.
UGGIE RETIRES—Uggie, canine star of Oscar knock-out winner The Artist, and owner/trainer Omar von Muller walk the red carpet at Petco Unleashed in Hollywood last Saturday. Paparazzi gathered to greet the beloved dog who was rescued as he was on his way to an animal shelter because he liked to kill cats and chase cars. Von Muller says that even though he was not yet 1-year old, Uggie was crazy when brought into his household. Von Muller trains mostly male dogs because he believes females are more sensitive to the cameras and males are stronger. However, The Courier staff noticed Uggie trembling on stage. Was it fear, or excitement? Von Muller, Uggie and Petco plan to support canine rescue efforts to bring attention to how “crazy” dogs can become canine stars. Despite starring in The Artist, Uggie was banned from walking the Academy Award’s red carpet before the telecast but was wholeheartedly embraced by Jean Dujardin as the cast gathered on stage to celebrate winning best picture. Uggie hopes to chase cats and hang around with his nine brothers now that he is “retiring.”
Cullum, Daniel Craig, Laraine Newman, Mikhail Gorbachev, and Barbara Luna (Mar. 2); Sue Brucker, Jessica Biel, and David Faustino (Mar 3); Paula Prentiss and Sanford Shapero (Mar. 4); Joan Alexander, James Sikking, Samantha Eggar, Dean Stockwell and Fred Williamson (Mar. 5); Annie Lehrer, Irwin Schaeffer, Tom Arnold and Rob Reiner (Mar. 6); Michael Blumenfeld, Ila Waldman Krane, John Heard, Daniel J. Travanti, Rachel Weisz, Michael Eisner and Willard Scott (Mar. 7); Aidan Quinn, Freddie Prinze Jr. and Edward Lozzi (Mar. 8)
Frances Allen Desert Roundup
Every year in the beginning of March, golf takes a back seat for two weeks as the BNP Paribas Open arrives at the Indian Wells Tennis Gardens, featuring the world’s best on-court entertainment, presented by the best men and women tennis players in the world. This year, the open–held Mar. 5 to 18–is the largest combined ATP World Tour and WTA event anywhere. Nearly 350,000 fans attended last year’s tournament and even more are expected in 2012, the first year that first place prize money will be $1 million for both the men and women’s champion. For fans who don’t like paying for a ticket to the world’s top-ranked tennis tournament after the Grand Slam-four, there were three ways to get in free this year. One way to become part of the tournament is to be a kid between ages 12 to 20 and be lucky enough to be one of the 300 ball kids whose on-court presence during the matches gives them the best seat in the stadium. If you don’t fancy chasing errant tennis balls and are beyond ballkid age, you could the join more than 1,000 adult volunteers who are part of 20 different committees which provide needed support services during the course of the tournament. But beware, some of these volunteers have been back year-after-year for more than a decade and protect their access to the choice positions that come after so many years of service. Finally, you can participate in the pre-qualifying tourney. Male and female winners earn a wild card draw to the open, and nearly 150 hopefuls competed in the 2011 pre-qualifier But, if you don’t want to work for the price of admission, reasonably priced tickets are available. Each comes with a guarantee the holder will participate in two weeks of non-stop tennis excitement. The Indian Wells box office is at 760-200-8000. ****** No event held during the Desert’s social season matches its perennial theme of “An Evening of Elegance and Music” than the Virginia Waring International Piano Competition. In fact, the entire non-profit is unique. The goal of the Virginia Waring event is to identify and nurture the career paths of gifted young pianists from around the world. Every oddnumbered year, these incredibly talented young musicians are brought to the Desert and housed in members’ homes and compete for substantial prizes in the form of showcase venues for future solo performances, with the first place soloist appearing at Carnegie Hall. In addition, the competition provides outreach programs for Desert-area schoolchildren to support continuing musical education through exposure to classical musical performances by the Competition artists. To achieve its mission goals, the Virginia Waring event holds an elegant black and white gala fundraiser at which some these young pianists perform, and outstanding musicians are honored. This year the honorees were two in number. Virginia Waring, the namesake and founding president, received the Lifetime Achievement award. For more years than a piano has white keys, this gracious, gifted lady has devoted her life to music. While perfecting her talents in France, she formed a professional and marital duo with American pianist Livingston Gearhart, with whom she toured for 13 years, including performances on early-television’s The Fred Waring Show. In 1954, Virginia married Fred, becoming entwined with his music and musical endeavors, even to the point of taking the baton as conductor of his orchestra. The second honoree was Marta Casals Istomin. If you focus just on her last two names you’ll get a hint as to the quality of music that has enriched her life, but you’ll know far less than the full story. A gifted cellist, Casals Istomin was married to the legendary Pablo Casals and was co-board chairman/music director of the Casals Festival Organization after the maestro’s death. Then, in 1975, she married internationally renowned American pianist Eugene Istomin. She also served on the National Council on the Arts and as the artistic director of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts–part of an impressive resume that makes Marta a worth recipient of the Distinguished Arts award for 2012. However, the focus of the evening was on the incredible talents of two gifted young people: 16-year old, Shanghai-born, Zihui Song (the intermediate solo winner last year), and 11-year old Allison To (last year’s second place winner in the junior solo division). The level of their play and the agility of their fingers are indescribable. But you can find out how to become part of this unique organization and its role in the development of outstanding musicians by calling 760-773-2575.
pects removed jacket from display and left store with it. Loss $30,000 Occurred between 6:23 and 7:40 p.m. on 2/22 in 9800 block of S. Santa Monica Blvd. Suspect: Male White, 25, 5'09'', 200, brown hair and eyes–walked by and stole victim’s unattended purse. Loss $2,275 Occurred between 2:35 p.m. on 2/23 and and 3 p.m. on 2/25 in 400 block of N. Bedford Dr. Suspect: Female White, 20, 5'05'', 115, brown hair and eyes–entered store, tried on numerous items, distracted employees and fled with purses. Loss $5,000
BLACK & WHITE GALA–On hand for the Black & White Gala fundraiser for the Virginia Waring International Piano Competition at Rancho La Palmas Resort & Spa n Rancho Mirage were (from left): Rev. Patty Spice, gala chair; honorees Marta Casals Istomin and Virginia Waring; and VWIPC President Peggy Cravens. Photo by Sherman Fridman See story in Frances Allen’s column - page 32
DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME (Continued from page 26) spring set our clocks back 23- hours. Think of all the advantages. Rather than losing an hour of sleep we will gain almost a full day of rest. It will be Saturday all over again. I’ll never again miss the thrill and excitement of being present when the sprinklers go off in the morning or getting up at the crack of dawn to watch the early bird get the worm or taking a sunrise hot balloon ride over scenic Forest Lawn. Furthermore, if the Mayan Doomsday Calendar is correct in predicting that the world will end on Dec. 21, 2012, setting clocks back on the first Sunday in November would seem to be a waste of time although in checking the record books it appears as though not all of Nostradamus’ forecasts came true. He predicted, for example, that Kim Kardashian’s marriage would last three months. He missed by 18 days! As an alternative to having to put up with the anxiety that accompanies Daylight Saving Time, I am seriously considering moving to American Samoa where DST is not observed and I can be close to my friends on nearby Tonga and the Cook Islands. The only downside to making this move is the pricey commute to the mainland to be with the grandkids, Jason and Andrew, at their soccer games, camp visitation days, birthdays, graduation and the day their braces come off, but since we all have access to Skype why even bother to travel?
Longtime Beverly Hills’ resident Roger Lefkon is a veteran TV writer/director and former senior executive with Merv Griffin Entertainment.
BURGLARY Occurred between 9:15 a.m. and noon on 2/22 in 200 block of S. Hamel Dr. Unknown suspect cut wrought-iron fence with cutting tool and stole locked bicycle from porch. Loss $1,050 Occurred between 10 a.m. and 6L30 p.m. on 2/23 in 8700 block of Charleville Blvd. Unknown suspect forced open rear door to pantry and stole inner-rear kitchen door by removing hinges. Occurred between 8 p.m. on 2/24 and 8 a.m. on 2/25 in 200 block of S. Gale Dr. Unknown suspect gained access to subterranean garage, forced entry into three locked vehicles, stole property and fled with bicycle. Loss $900 Occurred between 11 p.m. on 2/25 and 11 a.m. on 2/26 in 100 block of S. Spalding Dr. Unknown suspect cut chain lock with tool then stole bicycle attached to pole in subterranean garage of building. Loss $2,000 Occurred between 3:30 and 9:38 p.m. in 200 block of S. Hamilton Dr. Unknown suspect entered victim’s vehicle, pried open glove compartment and stole property from trunk. Loss $1,340 GRAND THEFT Occurred between 1 and 4:45 p.m. on 2/19 in 400 block of N. Rodeo Dr. Unknown sus-
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ASSAULT/BATTERY Occurred about 10 p.m. on 2/26 in area of Charleville Blvd. and S. Reeves Dr. Battery Occurred around 2:50 p.m. on 2/8 in area of N. Canon Dr. and Wilshire Blvd. Suspect: Male White, 35, 6'00'', 200, bald–spat in victim’s face after driving dispute. Occurred at 3:06 p.m. on 2/7 in area of S. Roxbury Dr. and Wilshire Blvd. Unknown suspect attempted to remove victim’s purse from shoulder, then grabbed victim’s buttock and laughed. IDENTITY THEFT Occurred between noon on 1/28 and noon on 1/30 in 8900 block of Wilshire Blvd. Unknown suspect stole victim’s identity and attempted to with2
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March 2, 2012 | Page 33 draw funds from several accounts. Occurred between 8 a.m. on 1/31 and 5 p.m. on 2/5 in 800 block of N. Alpine Dr. Unknown suspect obtained victim’s credit card information then made several purchases. Occurred on 12/20 in 9600 block of Charleville Blvd. Unknown suspect used victim’s personal information to open online account and made purchases. Occurred between 10 a.m. and 9 p.m. on 1/29 in 9500 block of Wilshire Blvd. Unknown suspect used victim’s information to make credit card purchases. Occurred between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. on 2/14 in 300 block of S. El Camino Dr. Unknown suspects used victim’s credit card and ordered merchandise mailed to a third party. Occurred between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. on 2/20 in 300 block of N. Oakhurst Dr. Unknown suspect used victim’s personal information and applied for multiple credit cards. Occurred between 12:01 a.m. on 2/1 and 2 p.m. on 2/22 in 400 block of N. Rexford Dr. Unknown suspect used victim’s identifying information to make authorized purchases. Occurred on 2/15 in 200 block of N. La Peer Dr. Unknown suspect used victim’s personal account information and made charges at various locations.
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Page 34 | March 2, 2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR POLICE PERMIT Notice is hereby given that application has been made to the Board of Police Comminssioners for permit to conduct a: Cafe Entertainment and Shows. Name of applicant: Ondrea Faillace Doing Business as: THE JOINT Located at: 8771 W. Pico Bl. LA, CA 90035 Any person desiring to protest the Issuance of this permit shall make a written protest before March 23, 2012 to the: LOS ANGELES POLICE COMMISSION 100 W. First Street Los Angeles, CA 90012 Upon receipt of written protests, protesting persons will be notified of date, time, and place for hearing. BOARD OF POLICE COMMISSIONERS. Published March 2, 9, 2012 —————————— NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE T.S. No CA1100045970 Loan No 0601282453 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 06/28/2005. 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. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier's check drawn on a state or national bank check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by the duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to satisfy the obligation secured by said Deed of Trust. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. TRUSTOR: PATRICK CASSIDY, A SINGLE MAN Recorded 07/08/2005 as Instrument No. 051604260 in Book , page of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, California Date of Sale: 03/27/2012 at 11:00 A.M. Place of Sale: By the fountain located at 400 Civic Center Plaza, Pomona, CA 91766 Property Address is purported to be: 7632-7632 1/2 LEXINGTON AVE WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA 90046 APN#: 5530-008018 The total amount secured by said instrument as of the time of
PUBLIC NOTICES initial publication of this notice is $632,301.28, which includes the total amount of the unpaid balance (including accrued and unpaid interest) and reasonable estimated costs, expenses, and advances at the time of initial publication of this notice. Date: 02/29/2012 Executive Trustee Services, LLC dba ETS Services, LLC 2255 North Ontario Street, Suite 400 Burbank, CA 915043120 Sale Line: 714730-2727 Omar Solorzano, TRUSTEE SALE OFFICER ASAP# 4195274 03/02/2012, 03/09/2012, 03/16/2012 —————————— NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 11-0142413 Title Order No. 11-0125074 APN No. 5555-002-078 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 05/25/2005. 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 P R O C E E D I N G AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by DENISE C SALUTO A SINGLE WOMAN, dated 05/25/2005 and recorded 06/07/2005, as Instrument No. 05 1322709, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, will sell on 03/27/2012 at 1:00PM, At the Pomona Valley Masonic Temple Building, located at 395 South Thomas Street, Pomona, California 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: 8455 FOUNTAIN AVENUE NO 515, 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. 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 $916,770.21. 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. If required by the provisions of section 2923.5 of the California Civil Code, the declaration from the mortgagee, beneficiary or authorized agent is attached to the Notice of Trustee’s Sale duly recorded with the appropriate County Recorder’s Office. DATED: 03/01/2012 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-91401-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone/Sale Information: (800) 281 8219 By: Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. FEI # 1006.154427 3/02, 3/09, 3/16/2012 —————————— NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE TS No. 11-0137108 Title Order No. 11-0117009 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 P R O C E E D I N G AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER." Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by 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 AngelesNorwalk, 13111 Sycamore Drive,
Norwalk, CA 90650, Vineyard Ballroom at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 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) 9274399 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.: 3380171572 A.P.N. 4340023-070 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 PROCEEDINGS 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 928682913 (866) 263-5802 For Sale Information Contact: Priority Posting and Publishing (714) 573-1965 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: 5555-006-193 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. 09-1517432 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 possible 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
BEVERLY HILLS 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
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
March 2, 2012 | Page 35 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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PUBLIC NOTICES tional, or invalid, or LOS ANGELES County; ineffective. CALIFORNIA , pursuant to the Notice of Default Section 4. Publication. and Election to Sell The City Clerk shall thereunder recorded cause this Ordinance October 6, 2009 as to be published at least Instr. No. 09-1517432 once in a newspaper of in Book --- Page --- of general circulation Official Records in the published and circulat- office of the Recorder of ed in the City within fif- LOS ANGELES County teen (15) days after its CALIFORNIA. YOU passage, in accor- ARE IN DEFAULT dance with Section UNDER A DEED OF 36933 of the TRUST DATED Government Code; DECEMBER 8, 2003. shall attest and certify UNLESS YOU TAKE to the adoption of this ACTION TO PROTECT Ordinance and shall YOUR PROPERTY, IT cause this Ordinance MAY BE SOLD AT A and the City Clerk’s PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU certification, together NEED AN EXPLANAwith proof of publica- TION OF THE NATURE tion, to be entered in OF THE PROCEEDING the Book of AGAINST YOU, YOU Ordinances of the SHOULD CONTACT A Council of this City. LAWYER. 1155 NORTH LA CIENEGA Section 5. BOULEVARD PH #3, Effective Date. This WEST HOLLYWOOD, ordinance shall go into CA 90069 "(If a street effect and be in full address or common force and effect at designation of property 12:01 a.m. on the thirty- is shown above, no warfirst (31st) day after its ranty is given as to its passage. completeness or correctness)." Said Sale of Adopted: property will be made in February 21, 2012 "as is" condition without Effective: covenant or warranty, March 23, 2012 express or implied, regarding title possesBARRY BRUCKER sion, or encumbrances, Mayor of the City of to pay the remaining Beverly Hills, California principal sum of the note(s) secured by said ATTEST: Deed of Trust, with BYRON POPE (SEAL) interest as in said note City Clerk provided, advances, if any, under the terms of APPROVED AS TO said Deed of Trust, FORM: fees, charges and LAURENCE S. WIENER expenses of the Trustee City Attorney and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. APPROVED AS TO Said sale will be held CONTENT: on: MARCH 8, 2012, JEFFREY KOLIN AT 10:30 A.M. *NEAR City Manager THE FOUNTAIN LOCATED AT 400 DAVID GUSTAVSON CIVIC CENTER PLAZA Director of Public Works POMONA, CA At the & Transportation time of the initial publication of this notice, the VOTE: total amount of the AYES: Councilmembers unpaid balance of the Gold, Bosse, Mirisch, obligation secured by Brien, and Mayor the above described Brucker Deed of Trust and estiNOES: None mated costs, expenses, ABSENT: None and advances is CARRIED $577,763.62. It is pos–––––– sible that at the time of NOTICE OF sale the opening bid TRUSTEE'S SALE T.S. may be less than the No: C502285 CA Unit total indebtedness due. Code: L Loan No: Regarding the property 7 0 7 1 9 6 0 9 3 / L E D E R - that is the subject of this MAN AP #1: 5555-006- notice of sale, the "mort193 T.D. SERVICE gage loan servicer" as COMPANY, as duly defined in Civil Code appointed Trustee 2923.53(k)(3), declares under the following that it has obtained from described Deed of Trust the Commissioner a WILL SELL AT PUBLIC final or temporary order AUCTION TO THE of exemption pursuant HIGHEST BIDDER FOR to Civil Code section CASH (in the forms 2923.53 and that the which are lawful tender exemption is current in the United States) and valid on the date and/or the cashier's, this notice of sale is certified or other checks recorded. The time specified in Civil Code frame for giving a notice Section 2924h (payable of sale specified in Civil in full at the time of sale Code Section 2923.52 to T.D. Service subdivision (a) does not Company) all right, title apply to this notice of and interest conveyed sale pursuant to Civil to and now held by it Code Sections 2923.52 under said Deed of or 2923.55. If the Trust in the property Trustee is unable to hereinafter described: convey title for any reaTrustor: MONICA LED- son, the successful bidERMAN, MICHAEL der's sole and exclusive LEDERMAN Recorded remedy shall be the December 15, 2003 as return of monies paid to Instr. No. 03 3772677 the Trustee and the sucin Book --- Page --- of cessful bidder shall Official Records in the have no further office of the Recorder of 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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Great People Make GOOD COMPANY Our premiere private duty home care agency is currently seeking professional caregivers to assist our senior clients. C N A ’s , CHHA's, MA's preferred. Great paying positions available throughout Los Angeles, Hancock Park, Beverly Hills, Bel A i r e, Pa c i f i c Palisades and San Fernando Valley.
Please call (3 2 3 ) 9 3 2 - 8 7 0 0
Single Studio Offices.
Fairfax/Wilshire UNIQUE & QUIET PSYCHOTHERAPY ~ OFFICE ~ Shared waiting room, call light system separate exits, full kitchen, free parking. $900/MO. Utilities Included. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Unique space, all amenities, skylights, high ceilings. Above standard improvements.
BELOW MARKET RATE! C a l l R ay :
PRIME BEVERLY HILLS
OFFICE SPACE N e a r Wilshire on ————— Santa Monica Blvd. WILSHIRE BLVD Up to 3,800 RETAIL FRONTAGE Available immediately & SMALL OFFICE Building signage *** SUITES *** available NO NNN Contact Kosha All Utilities Included. 310/691-5520 Must Lease Now! Call: 323/938-4012
Call 310/237-2977 or 713/266-1444
BEVERLY HILLS UP TO 3 BEAUTIFUL,
Yuki Sharoni Beauty & Lifestyle
Spacious spa room available for rent inside of Yuki Sharoni Beauty & Lifestyle, located in Beverly Hills. Only serious spa professionals, who have an established clientel, should inquire. Our spacious spa room is ideal for spa professionals such as massage therapists, estheticians, nail technicians, and eyelash technicians. We look forward to having you join our team. Please call Cynthia at 310.282.5440 with any questions.
clean, professional, large, remodeled offices available within a full-service suite, w/ excellent views, located on Wilshire Blvd. Secretarial bays, interior offices, & storage also available. $1-2K per office
Call Joe at 310/489-7793
6210 WILSHIRE BL. Beverly Drive @ FAIRFAX AVE. MOVE-IN SPECIAL PRIVATE PROFESSIONAL OFFICES FOR LEASE
PSYCHOTHERAPY AND MEDICAL
5 6 0 SQ . FT .
************ Great location w/ views and parking available.
with many amenities
or email: email@example.com
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CONDOMINIUMS & TOWNHOMES
WANTED TO RENT
HOUSE FOR RENT
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
————— BEVERLY HILLS FOR SALE
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. 510sf. maid’s unit available for an additional $300,000.
321 N. OAKHURST DR. 1 BD + DEN + 1.5 BA 2nd Floor Front Unit. • • • • • • Easy to show w/ Large and Spacious short notice. Approx. 1,600 sq. ft. Full service building, • D I A N A C O O K • front view, security COLDWELL OLDWELL BANKER • BH guard (day & night), 310/203-8333 pool, suana, gym & ILoveCenturyCity.com rec. room, Hardwood flrs throughout, 2 parking.
$450,000 Call Charles Dizengoff
————— KELEMEN REAL ESTATE (310) 966-0900 all listings are on centurycityliving.com
This Weeks Listings
CENTURY PARK EAST $549,000 2 Bdrm Suites, 2 Bath. Updated Kitchen & Baths Wood Lam Floors, Large Balcony City Views, Quiet Location
$700,000 Sub-Penthouse 2 bed, Den, 2 Baths Extra Large Corner 2 Jumbo Balconies Unobstructed Views of Los Angeles and Beverly Hills Quiet Location
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
Heated Pools, Sundeck, Tennis, Doorman, Houseman, Gardens & Lawns, Security Staff, Switchboard, Saunas, Business Center CENTURY PARK EAST CENTURY TOWERS PARK PLACE CENTURY HILL LE PARC CENTURY WOODS For Lease See our Ad Sec. 440
407 GARAGE / STORAGE
NORTH OF WILSHIRE HOUSE FOR LEASE 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.
427 Montana Ave.
Storage Space Ava i l a b l e fo r R e n t . Close to Beach . 310/394-7132
415 ROOMS TO RENT
2 Bdrm.+11/2 Bath
Wilshire Bl. • 2 Bdrm.+1 Bath •
BEVERLY HILLS LIVING.
∞ +1 Bath ∞ •∞ •∞ 1 Bdrm.
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ BRIGHT & S PACIOUS Large & Bright. Pool, a/c, balcony, fridge, stove, laundry rm., prkg., intercom entry, elevator.
Balcony, dishwasher, elevator, intercom C L O S E TO S H O P S entry, on-site & R ESTAURANTS . laundry, parking. 310/385-9169 Please Call: Daytime: 310/466-6567 310/435-3693 NORTH OF Evenings & Weekends
5 62 / 9 4 3 - 6 6 2 7
————––––––– BURTON WAY
————— 1 Blk. East of Doheny NEWLY BUILT
—————–––– BRENTWOOD 11640 Kiowa Ave .
∞∞∞∞∞∞∞ ∞∞∞∞∞∞ ∞Luxury Living
• • • • • • • • •
• 310/826-4889 • • • • • 2 Bd.+2 Ba.
1 Bd.+1 Ba.• • • •
Female Only. $650/MO. 310/276-8797 or 310/433-0438
425 HOUSE FOR RENT
CHEVIOT HILLS RANCHO PARK 3 Bdrm.+2 Bath + Guest Unit Lovely House. Yard. $4,795/Month Channa Wintner: 323/253-8629 DRE #00918471
“The Mission ” • Westwood •
Control access, POOL, dishwasher, elevator, on-site laundry and parking.
SANTA MONICA • CONDO QUALITY • 8 4 3 4 th S t . • 2 Bd. + 2 Ba. • 1 Bd. + 1 Ba.
Beverly Hills & BRENTWOOD Pool, elevator, Beverly Hills Adj. 904-908 Granville Av. controlled access, onHeated pool, balcony, a/c,
CALL FOR MORE • • • • • • sight laundry, parking. I N F O R M AT I O N 2 Bd.+2 Ba. Close to U.C.L.A. 310/473-1509 Dan: 310/273-9626 Includes: BEVERLY HILLS Fireplace, balcony, ~ WESTWOOD ~ HILLS ADJ. a/c, laundry facility, P E N T H O U S E BEVERLY 10992 Ashton Ave. 309 S. Sherbourne Dr. subterranean prkg. • • Single • • 140 S. Crescent Dr. ( ••• ----- ••• ) • • 1 Bd.+Den+11/2 Ba. Near Whole Foods. Balcony, intercom * * * * * * * 310/207-1965 1 Bdrm.+1 Bath entry, elevator, on3 Bdrm.+3 Bath. Newly Remodeled. sight laundry, prkg. Master bath w/ jacuzzi. Large closets, a/c, WEST L.A. Close to UCLA & hrwd. flrs., fireplace, elevator, dishwasher, 1236 Amhearst Ave. Westwood Village . stainless steel kitchen, controlled access. Close 310/479-8977 • Large Unit • fridge, stove, washer/ to Cedars/shops/trans. 1 Bdrm. + 1 Bath 310/247-8689 BRENTWOOD dryer in unit, private entry Dishwasher, a/c, 519 S. Barrington Ave. +elevator, 2-patios, 2-sub walk-in closet, wet
LOW MOVE -IN !
* * * * * * * *
Controlled access, garage, laundry facility. Close to Beach.
BRENTWOOD BEVERLY HILLS prkg. Will consider pet. 11933 Darlington Ave. bar, controlled access, ˚Δ˚Δ˚Δ˚Δ˚Δ˚Δ˚ 1 Bdrm. + 1 Bath DOHENY/OLYMPIC L u x u r y 4 - U n i t B l d g . 1 B d r m . ==== on-site parking Bright unit. Furnished room w/ & laundry facility. • 310/273-6124 • ==== + 1 Bath Dishwasher, On-site
bathroom, separate entrance, refrigerator, washer/dryer, utilities incl., parking space,
•• • ••• •••• • • • S i•n g•l e • • • •••• ••••
—————–––– •• S1 INBdGrLmE +1 Bath
Balcony, dishwasher, Controlled access, granite kitchen, patio. laundry facility. and gated garage. a/c, heated pool, $3,200/MO. Utilities Included. Call 310/276-9871 ~~~ ~~~ ~~~ elevator controlled 323/851-3790 NEW BEAUTIFUL HOME access, on-site laundry, Close to Everything. BEAUTIFUL Near Beverly Park parking. Close to 1 & 2 Huge yard, pool, view!!! Brentwood Village, W E S T W O O D B d r m . A p t ’ s Shops & Restaurants. 1380 Midvale Ave. $11,000/MO. Available Also available for sale. • • • • • •
427 Montana Ave.
Newly Updated 1769-1775 Sycamore Av. Exquisite 2 bdrm. + den. apartments. Swimming 2 Bdrm. + 2 Bath • B a c h e l o r • • • • • • • • • Single 2.5 bath. Hardwood flrs, pool, laundry facilty
with valet, 310/394-7132 lush garden surrounding pool, gym, elevator, etc. L O S A N G E L E S Dishwasher, 401 S. HOOVER St. central air, balcony. * * * * * * * * Call: 310/470-4474
LUXURY TOWNHOME Clean, bright, nice size
440 SANTA MONICA
BEVERLY HILLS W I L S H I R E In The HEART of CORRIDOR BEV. HILLS TRIANGLE 443 S. Oakhurst Dr. 170 N. Crescent Dr. 1 Bd. + Den + 1 Ba. 10530-10540
Spacious, dishwasher, on-sight laundry and parking.
1222 Princeton St.
SANTA MONICA • CONDO •
• 2 Bedroom • 1 Bath
10905 Ohio Ave.
••••• ••••• • • 1 Bd.+1 Ba.• • • ••• ••
CONTROLLED ACCESS, ON - SIGHT LAUNDRY
laundry, parking. Close to Brentwood Village.
dishwasher, controlled access, elevator, laundry room, parking.
310/929-0610 4 Blks. to Beach.
11666 Goshen Ave. (•)(•)(•)(•)(•)
• Single+Loft+11/2 Ba. • • • • • Single (•)(•)(•)(•)(•)
Central air/heat, fireplace, patio, controlled access, pool, elevator, parking, laundry facility.
~ WEST L.A. ~
• • • • • • • • • Single • • • • 1 Bd.+1 Ba. • •
1675 Colby Ave.
218 S. Tower Dr.
+ 1 Bath Old World Charm! Spacious & Bright. Bright, intercom entry, A/C, balcony, fridge, stove, laundry fac. dishwasher, stove, Close to restaurants wet bar, intercom entry, & shopping. on-sight laundry, prkg. 310/531-3992
AND PARKING . L.A.’S FINEST, MOST Bright, controlled access, 310/980-3384 LUXURIOUS APT. RENTAL balcony, pool, elevator, ————––––––– * * * * * * laundry fac., prkg. BEVERLY HILLS • 2 Bd.+2 Ba. Close To U.C.L.A. • • • • • 310/477-6856 • • • • • • • ————— • —310/477-0072 • 1 Bedroom 6-Month Lease Avail. — — — – – – – – – – ————— • BRENTWOOD • • • 1 Bath * * * * * * Every Extra Luxury: • WESTWOOD • • GORGEOUS UNITS • W E S T W O O D 922 S. Barrington Av.
custom cabinets, granite countertops, stone entry, pool, health club, spa.
• Close to UCLA • 1350 S. Midvale Ave. L.A., 90024 Contact Mgr.:
• 310/864-0319 •
672 Kelton Ave.
Central air, large X-St. Strathmore balcony, pool, elevator, • • • • • 2• Bdrm. 1 Bath + on-site laundry, • • intercom entry. • 1 Bdrm. +1 Bath • 320 N. La Peer Dr. Controlled access, parking, laundry facility. • 310/246-0290 • Close to U.C.L.A. C L O S E TO 310/208-3085 SHOPS & DINING
1409 Midvale Ave.
• 1 Bdrm.+1 Bath • ••• ••• •••• Fireplace, balcony, • • 2 Bd.+1 Ba. • • wet bar, dishwasher, •• •• •• laundry facility,
A/C, pool, intercom elevator, parking. entry, laundry facility, CLOSE TO SHOPS+DINING. elevator, parking. Close to U.C.L.A. 818/669-1990
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*KELEMEN* REAL ESTATE (310) 966-0900
HANCOCK PARK ADJ BEVERLY HILLS PRIME LOCATION BEVERLY HILLS LUXURY 3 BEDROOM 336 S. Rexford Dr. • 2 Bdrm.+1 Bath • & BRENTWOOD DUPLEX APARTMENT
SANTA MONICA WEST HOLLYWOOD 427 Montana Ave.
•• • ••• •••• • • • S i•n g•l e • • • •••• ••••
Controlled access, garage, laundry facility. Close to Beach.
————— **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 •
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. Call 323/944-0270
Rooftop jacuzzi with panoramic city views. Cell 310/351-0729
————— • WESTWOOD •
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
VIEWS, VIEWS, VIEWS BEVERLY HILLS • ROOFTOP POOL • 3 Bdrm. + 2 Bath 2,000+sf., granite gas kitchen, washer/dryer, balcony, huge closets. Non-Smoking Bldg.
N EAR P ENINSULA H OTEL AND BHHS $4,800/Month
BEVERLY HILLS 145 S. MAPLE BEAUTIFUL PENTHOUSE 2 BD + DEN + 2.5 BA
Stainless Steel Appl. 7 Closets. Patio. Non-Smoking Bldg.
Rooftop Pool+Deck. Near Peninsula Hotel & BHHS. $4,400/Month
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
818/679-6747 (No Calls after 8 PM)
————— BEVERLY HILLS LARGE 3 BEDROOM DUPLEX APARTMENT Newly remodeled, hardwood floors, central a/c & heat, upper floor. $3,300/MO.
174 SWALL DRIVE 213/447-4832
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
Call for latest properties
PARK PLACE 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
CENTURY PARK EAST 1 BED, 1 BATH $2,500/MONTH High Floor, Renovated, Large Balcony Manhattan Views
• WESTWOOD • BEVERLY HILLS Century City Adj.
Beautiful Well Lit
Floor. Granite Counters. Hardwood Floors. City & Ocean Views
2 BED, 2 BATH $3,150/MONTH
2 BD. + DEN + 2 BA
2 Large Balconies. Renovated Kit & Baths/ Hardwood Floors Quiet Corner
Front 3rd Floor Unit
Balcony, central air/heat granite counter tops, w/ double sinks, spa-tub, wet bar, ample closets, walk-in closet. Hrwd. hardwood floors, 2 car flrs., high-ceilings, w/d in unit, central air, balcony. parking and strorage.
2 BDRM, 2 BATHS $3,150/MONTH
Viking appl. Lrg. master
ELEVATOR OPENS DIRECTLY INTO UNIT. Lisa Sherman • Broker
137 S. MAPLE DR.
$2,900/MO. Call 310/385-7188
BEVERLY HILLS ADJ. 1017 S. SHERBOURNE BEVERLY HILLS 2 BD. + DEN + 2 BA. Very Private & Spacious 2 BDRM. + 1.5 BATH Beautiful apt. Lots upper unit with breakfast of lights, washer/dryer in unit, and formal dining room. 2 prkng space. Yard, laundry & parking.
*** PRIME ***
Furnished $4,295 Unfurnished $4,200 Call: 310/927-2140
342 N. PALM DR. 2 BEDROOM + DEN + 2.5 BATHROOM
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ With locked elevator, 1 BDRM, 1 BATH private rooftop patio, $2,750/MONTH huge deck. large kitchen PRIME BEVERLY HILLS High Floor Partial Ocean Views. Huge Master Bedroom. Walk-in with new appliances IN 4-UNIT BUILDING Closet, Separate Stall Shower and granite countertops, Large 2 Bdrm + 2 Ba. Renovate Stainless Steel Kitchen. washer & dryer in unit, Hardwood floors, central Real Hardwood Floors. Heating & Air Conditioning Incl. Valet or Self central air and heat, Parking Extra Storage. Subterranean parking. A/C, All appliances in ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Plenty of storage space. kitchen included, new 2 BDRM, 2 BATHS bathroom, laundry room. $3,750/MO. $3,150/MONTH $2950/MO. CALL 310/385-7188 2 Large Balconies. Renovated High
Newer Construction Prime Beverly Hills 2 Bd.+2 Ba. • $3,600 HUGE 1,700+ Sq Ft Gourmet granite kitch. w/
New Wood Floors. New Granite Kitchen w/
$3,500/MO. Call 213/804-3761
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
Corner High Floor. Renovated Granite Counters. Hardwood Floors 2 Large Balconies. Unobstructed City Views
CENTURY TOWERS $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
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
BEVERLYHILLS Adj. 2+2 Top Flr • $2,495
~ N EWLY UPDATED ~
Upper, hardwood floors, a/c, laundry, covered parking. $2,200/Month
LUXURY UNITS • SINGLES • 1 BEDROOMS • 2 BEDROOMS Hardwood flrs/Carpets
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
Shown by appointment
————— BEVERLY HILLS ADJ
** Cedar Sinai Area ** 1 Bdrm.+ 1 Ba. Upper 2 Entrances, lrg living Has 3 closets, stove, Roof Garden refrigerator, dishwashPanoramic B.H. Views er, carpet, a/c & heat, Hi-ceilings, tile+carpet. balcony, and parking. Pool, sauna, Two blocks west of BEVERLY HILLS ADJ elevator, central air, Robertson, half a Upper Duplex prkg., marble lobby. Spacious 2 Bd.+1 Ba. block north of Third St. Open Sat-Sun 12p-2p 1259 S. Camden Dr. Large living, dining and $1,395/MO. 310/849-3858 breakfast rooms., Italian 310/652-8519 or tiled bath, hrwd. floors., 310/801-4642 • BEVERLY HILLS • high celings, decorative 2 Bdrm. • $2,790/Mo. fireplace, 2-lrg balconies, X-LARGE LUXURY APT. remodeled granite B E V E R L Y H ILLS A DJ . C L O S E TO C E D A R S Professionally deco- countertop kitchen, new rated. All new interior. fridge & oven, 5-lrg. & B EVERLY CENTER Hrwd., drapes, granite closets, newly painted. Single • $875 kitch/bath, s.s. appl., w/d Excellent Area. Newly Re-done Upper. hook-ups, hi-ceilings. $1,950/MO. Laminate flrs., full Kitch., Also 2 Bdrm. • $2,490 Call 310/908-1919 310/271-6811 stove, fridge, lots of Cell: 310/994-4122 closets, garden courtyard. Must see! 439 S. Rexford
—————–––– BEVERLY HILLS ADJ.
LUXURIOUS 2 BDRM, 2 BATH 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
8544 BURTON WAY CALL 310/273-6770 or 323/653-6100
————— BEVERLY HILLS
Bright & Cheerful.
8747 Clifton Way 323/653-3112 1 BDRM. 1 3/4 BATH $1,675/MO. Central air, dishwasher, BEVERLY HILLS DOHENY/OLYMPIC microwave, parking, Furnished room w/ laundry facility, gated entry, elevator, upgraded bathroom, separate kitchen, rooftop patio. entrance, refrigerator, Ron:310/990-1730 washer/dryer, utilities incl., parking space,
————— BEVERLY HILLS
Spacious Upper 1 Bd.
Female Only. $650/MO. 310/276-8797 or 310/433-0438
New fridge, stove, carpet, blinds, paint, floors, ceiling fan, fixtures. Covered www. prkg., laundry facility bhcourier Quiet 6-unit bldg. .com $1,425/Mo. • No pets 310.278.1322
CLASSIFIEDS RENTALS 310.278.1322
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472 HANDBAGS WANTED
2 YR OLD FEMALE
ANTIQUES / JEWELRY BUY & SELL
ALLIGATOR, FAWN PUG CROCODILE, IS LOOKING FOR A EXOTIC SKINS & DESIGNER BAGS LOVING HOME. HANDBAGS AND Serious iquiries only ACCESSORIES Call 310/995-5777 VINTAGE & NEW TOP DOLLAR PAID Call 310/289-9561
475 GARAGE & ESTATE SALE
————— NICK & NITA DOG WALKER buddyshappypaws @gmail.com
————— ESTATE SALE Inside 2 bdrm apt; Maytag washer/dryer available, Vintage O’Keefe & Merritt Stove, and lots more! Everything MUST Go! Sat. 3/3 & Sun. 3/4 9am-4pm until no items remain! CASH ONLY 229 S. Elm Drive #1 Beverly Hills, 90212
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E F O R E
We Buy Diamonds Estate Jewelry Watches • Gold
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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.
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we buy antiques! Highest prices paid, satisfaction Guaranteed!
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. ••••••••••
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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!
Tel: 310.858.7666 • Fax: 310.858.0525 firstname.lastname@example.org Beverly Hills residents Kira Lorsch and Kim Sill work with Shelter Hope Pet Shop to save animals and find them forever homes. Their Rescue Dog of the Week is: Teddy Bear. She is a 4 month old Shepherd/Terrier mix puppy that needs an active lifestyle and will likely grow to be 35 lbs. If you are interested in adopting this sweet little girl please visit http://www.shelterhopepetshop.org or contact email@example.com
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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
We Buy Sterling Silver Over 15 Years Specializing in Estate Sterling. Flatware, Dinnerware, Vases, Pitchers, Goblets, Trays, Estate Sterling, Tea Sets, etc.
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————— • HANDYMAN •
• 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!
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March 2, 2012 | Page 43
From the Publisher CLIF SMITH
IT DOES MATTER WHOM WE ELECT The elected leadership of the Beverly Hills Unified School District is on a roll. This week, BHUSD received word its bonds will earn the highest rating of Standard & Poors. Last week, it saw its former superintendent, Jeff Hubbard, sentenced to jail for misdeeds while in office. This follows the conviction of Karen Christiansen for felony misconduct while working for and with the district. While these prosecutions were underway, Johnson Controls paid BHUSD millions of dollars for its dealings with Christiansen. Despite these issues, our Board of Education was able to recruit perhaps the best superintendent of public schools in California – Gary Woods. Under his leadership, BHUSD is making huge strides towards restoring academic excellence and extracurricular expansion. This board and its predecessor majority earn a 5.0 on a 4.0 scale. They just simply do. The current success is no accident. It instructs us that the people we elect matter. The leaders of this dramatic improvement are current president Brian Goldberg, past president Lisa Korbatov and the first to begin the process, former board president and member Steven Fenton, Jake Manaster joined the group and kept up the pressure.Now Noah Margo and Lewis Hall have signed on to the program. What we must remember – and this is vital – is that Goldberg and Fenton were “lone rangers” standing against the previous board majorities whose policies directly caused the financial problems, internal disasters and academic chaos of the Beverly Hills Unified School District. From top to bottom, whether it dealt with construction, the school lunch program, retention or anything else, everywhere you looked you found problems resulting from bad judgment or inattention. Until Korbatov joined Goldberg and Fenton, these two members’ cries for help were ignored. They were denounced. They sounded the alarms but got nowhere. Then Lisa came along, Fenton became president and the reforms began. Practically every new decision was met with derision. “Don’t fight Christiansen – pay her off” was really the call inside the Board. “Don’t impose discipline on the kids.” “Don’t change the principals.” “Don’t hire the expensive lawyers.” Don’t, don’t, don’t, don’t was the mantra. Goldberg, Fenton and Korbatov refused to be deterred. Now, the remarkable string of victories continues and our public schools are improving every day with one problem after another FIXED.
LETTER As a resident, I have had nothing but positive interactions with the BHPD. That record ended last week when my son, a 14-year old honor student, informed me he had been pulled out of his classroom at Beverly High and questioned by two BHPD officers. The fact that his day was disrupted by the police was disconcerting but more disconcerting was the fact I was informed about this event after it happened, by him—Not by his teacher, the school’s administration, nor the police. After he informed me the police had questioned him, I left work and made my way to the school. Various voicemail messages later, I was able to speak to his counselor who had no idea what happened, but was very helpful and concerned. I told her I would be arriving shortly and would like to discuss this matter with the administration immediately.
Parents are understandably reluctant to sound alarms – after all, their students may not “get accepted” to the right colleges. That’s not the way it works. College admissions officers know what’s going on in the schools their applicants attend. BHUSD’s decline was no secret. Now, thanks to Goldberg, Korbatov and Fenton (plus three), the improvements are no secret, either. All of us voters absolutely must judge the performance, results and judgment of those we elect. The ultimate responsibility is ours. We simply cannot allow the fact that we like someone to blind us to performance of public duties in office. The record must count. This current school board leadership has demonstrated outstanding judgment, excellent decisions, and produced dramatic improvement. This stands in marked contrast to the record of others who served before and with them. We all know who they are. They are also our neighbors and many are our friends. It hurts to criticize, but their decisions were consistently bad. They just were. Some have gone on to the city council where the same approach and poor judgment that got the BHUSD into its fix prevail at City Hall. The City has a lot more money to cover up the bad decisions, but that will end and we will be stuck like BHUSD – needing courageous reformers unafraid to make tough decisions. Still, the sniping by the old guard continues, now enlisted in efforts to demean our School Board and attack The Courier for backing the School Board. Well, the voters spoke in the last Board of Education election and returned Brian Goldberg overwhelmingly. That vote of confidence was justified. The performance of BHUSD justifies that decision more every day. The Courier hopes that this same judgment of the voters will prevail with our next City Council election. We continue to be appalled that our City Council majority refuses to back the School Board with real action against MTA’s tunnel under Beverly Hills High School. The Courier will publish in the coming months articles that demonstrate conclusively why this tunnel must be aggressively fought, why a city council that fails to back its own public schools must be replaced, and that the same attitude of “transparency” that now prevails in the leadership of our public schools must come to City Hall. You will get a vote.Please use it and demand good judgment based on performance, transparency and accountability. Otherwise, it’s your fault not theirs.
I met with Principal Paysinger, Assistant Principal Golden, Assistant Principal Kloes, and Assistant Principal Staser and informed them what had transpired. It was news to them. That’s correct, they had no idea it had taken place. This is a serious issue. I told them that I found it disturbing the police had arrived on their campus, removed a student from his classroom and questioned this student, and they had no clue it even happened. Their general consensus was that “it happens.” Principal Paysinger recounted an example of how a student had actually been removed from BHHS and taken to the police department without the administration being aware of it either. The student's parents were also unaware their child had been taken. How is it the police can go to the school and seek out a student without contacting the school administration and informing them of their intentions? I feel as though a myriad number of civil rights are being stomped on by
this act alone. I spoke to the officer in charge of the questioning of my son. I told him I was disturbed he would think it okay to pull my son out of his classroom without informing me first. He said everything he had done was perfectly legal, apologized for having caused any undue duress, but he was merely doing his job. Why is it okay for police officers to interrupt a classroom and question a student? Was there a crime committed? Apparently so, however my son had nothing to do with it whatsoever. His only fault was “having a last name similar to the actual person involved in the crime,” which occurred not in Beverly Hills, but Simi Valley. I don't know how you feel about being the target of an investigation based solely upon your surname, but that seems very wrong to me. So are we living in a society where law enforcement has unlimited access to minors within the confines of the local high school? Harry Dresdin
Rabbi Jacob Pressman CAVEAT EMPTOR! Buyer beware! As the economy slowly improves, some purveyors of goods and cervices are employing little subterfuges to make a few cents or dollars extra while they can. It came to my attention first in connection with a popular mouthwash I have been using for years. Its bottle is attractive, the outlines of it make it easy to grasp and it is quite heavy when full. A store offered a discount on it, so I bought an extra one. I placed it next to my almost empty bottle and something made me look carefully at them. They looked the same, but somehow the new one, with the same face, seemed a bit thinner. I examined them both carefully and discovered my old one had 15 liters of mouthwash and the new one only 10! That is one whole third less. The experience has prompted me to examine many things carefully. One example of the ways we are being ripped off subtly in cardboard boxes. Open a 10-inch tall box of cereal, or cookies and you may find that the top 3 to 4-inches is air. Somewhere I read that a gasoline pump at a station was delivering less than the dials showed. Is all this something new? Oh, no. I still vividly my mother’s admonition when she sent me to the local butcher store: When he goes to weigh the meat I ordered, keep your eye on his thumb. If he puts it on the scale, holler: ‘My mom will not pay for your thumb!’” Through the ages the combination of the lack of precise instruments for measuring and the temptation to sellers to cheat a little has put the burden on the buyer to keep the seller honest. Apparently, honesty in all things, including business transactions, was a challenge even in Biblical days, as we note in the Bible, Leviticus 19:35,36: “Ye shall do no unrighteousness in judgment, in meteyard, in weight or in measure. Just balances, just weights shall you have.” So, “Caveat Emptor, Buyer Beware” and keep your eye on the lightning fingers of the cashier at the checkout station.
FESTIVAL (continued from page 27)
Terakubo and the LAUSD/Beyond the Bell All City Jazz Band under the direction of Tony White and J.B. Dyas. • Sunday, June 17 from 310:30 p.m. will bring—Ramsey Lewis Electric Band, Robin Thicke, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Keb’ Mo’, Terri Lyne Carrington’s Mosaic Project featuring Gretchen Parlato, Carmen Lundy, Tia Fuller, Ingrid Jensen, Helen Sung, Linda Taylor and Mimi Jones, The Cookers featuring Eddie Henderson, Billy Harper, Craig Handy, David Weiss, George Cables, Cecil McBee, Billy Hart, Spectrum Road featuring Jack Bruce, Vernon Reid and John Medeski & Cindy
Blackman, Chico Trujillo, KG Omulo and the Calabasas High School Jazz A Band under the direction of Joshua Barroll. Bill Cosby will serve as emcee. Holmby Hills’ Hugh. M. Hefner is executive producter with Richard Rosenzweig being president emeritus of the festivals. Tickets are available at www.ticketmaster.com, by phone at 213-365-3500 or 714-740-7878, at any Ticketmaster outlet or by downloading a ticket order form available at www.playboyjazzfestival.com. There is also a link to the Ticketmaster website on the Playboy Jazz Festival website. Tickets may also be purchased at the Hollywood Bowl Box Office beginning May 5.
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