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March 8, 2013
Beverly Hills City Council Election 2013
John Mirisch Wins Top Spot In Beverly Hills City Council Race Brien in Second; Krasne and Rosenstein Separated By 20 Votes; Final 493 Ballots Scheduled For Count Today At 1:30 p.m.
Huxley is a 1-year-old Terrier who is up for adoption now! 4
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left): Councilmember Lili Bosse, Vice President Annette Saleh at Mirisch’s at the home of Dr. Lyle and Pamela as mayor later this month. Bosse will Courier Photo By Laura Coleman
The Courier Begins 10-Week Relay For Life Cancer Series Jennifer Terrell-Schwartz and Marc Saleh prepare to lead the PTA Council. 5
L.A. Lawyers rock out for Good Shepherd at charity benefit concert. 5
By Matt Lopez In this week’s edition, The Courier begins a 10-week series leading up to the May 4 Relay For Life cancer fundraising event at El Rodeo School. Each week, The Courier
George Christy, Page 6 Beverly Hills Native Son Nick Stabler and Classmate Ethan Goldsmith Celebrated Graduation In Southeast Asia; Novelist Stephen Maitland-Lewis Takes On Wall Street In Ambition Editorial from Rabbi Pressman AND MORE
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Live Election Coverage Today On BHCourier.com There are potentially 493 provisional and vote-by-mail ballots left to be counted in the 2013 City Council race and the results will be revealed today at 1:30 p.m. at City Hall. Log onto www.bhcourier.com for live results as they are released, as well as reactions from City Hall after the final results are announced
DECATHLON—Beverly Hills High School marketing students Jeffrey Toobi and Samuel Schnapp will advance to this year’s International Career Development Competition in Anaheim after successfully snagging wins at last week’s state competition in Santa Clara for Marketing Communications Team Decision Making. “It’s quite an an experience and we’re hoping to do even better,” Toobi told The Courier.
Peninsula Beverly Hills Hotel Granted Extended Hours Permit Updated from bhcourier.com
By Matt Lopez Guests at The Peninsula Beverly Hills will now be able to party just a little bit later into the night. Elizabeth Kabler and Lisa Detanna host event at Sunnylands, Palm Desert. 8 •Arts & Entertainment 12 •Special Sections 16-17 •Birthdays 20
will profile the journey of one cancer survivor in the Beverly Hills community. This week, on page 5, The Courier profiles 9-year-old Bev-
leader, scores of John Mirisch supporters cheered as the numbers from the final precincts were broadcast on the television. It finally set in: Mirisch was reelected to a second term on the
The Beverly Hills Planning Commission gave a unanimous thumbs up to an extended hours (see ‘PENINSULA’ page 7)
Beverly Hills High Gets Strong State Accreditation Review By Laura Coleman On Wednesday, the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) issued a preSTATE SUPERINTENDENT—Pictured (from left): Jennifer Tedford, Jake liminary report indicating that
Beverly Hills High School is now among the most competitive high school’s in the state – a (see ‘WASC’ page 14)
Manaster, Dawnalyn Murakawa-Leopard, Tom Torlakson, Carter Paysinger, SNOW WHITE LIVES! — Gary Woods, Lewis Hall (back), Shayna Eshmoili and Jason Friedman. Courier Photo By Laura Coleman Ginnifer Goodwin (near right) stars as Snow White in ABC’s Once Upon A Time, with Jennifer Morrison (far right) costarring as her daughter. They attended a screening at the By Laura Coleman mentum yesterday when State Su- Saban Theatre for their series The district’s concerted effort perintendent of Public Instruction set in seaside Maine.
State Superintendent Visits Beverly Hills, Focus Is On STEM
to enhance its science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) curriculum gained mo-
Tom Torlakson spent several hours alongside Superintendent Gary (see ‘SUPERINTENDENT’ page 18)
New Assembly Bill Could Help Bring Dog Park To Beverly Hills By Matt Lopez As the City of Beverly Hills continues its search for a dog park location, a new Assembly Bill has been introduced that would limit
the City’s liability for operating such a park. AB 265, introduced on Feb. 7 by 43rd District Assemblyman (see ‘AB 265’ page 14)
The townfolk are characters from fairy tales transported to the “real world” and robbed of their memories by the Evil Queen Regina (Lana Parrilla). Josh Dallas co-stars as Prince Charming. The residents have lived an unchanging existence for 28 years, unaware of their own lack of aging. For more photos, see George Christy’s column on page 6.
Celebrity Photo/Scott Downie
Longtime Barber Bill Harper retires after 60 years in Beverly Hills. 4
NEXT MAYOR—Pictured (from Mayor John Mirisch and BHEF election party Tuesday evening Kurtz. Mirisch will be sworn in become vice mayor.
By Marla Schevker, Matt Lopez and Laura Coleman Inside the packed Beverly Hills home of Dr. Lyle and Pamela Kurtz late Tuesday night, where many past and present City and school leaders gathered in support of 2013’s City Council election
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TO SEE AND BE SEEN
Fashion News & Notes Burberry Signs Lease for Beverly Hills Flagship Burberry is the latest luxury brand to commit to Rodeo Drive. Pursuing its strategy of developing large flagships in key cities around the world, London-based Burberry has signed a lease for 301 North Rodeo Drive. The Beverly Hills flagship is scheduled to open late next year, when Burberry plans to close its nearby location at 9560 Wilshire Boulevard. Burberry’s Rodeo Drive store will follow the concept spearheaded by chief creative officer Christopher Bailey called “Burberry World Live,” which the brand inaugurated last year with its 44,000-square-foot flagship on Regent Street in London that integrated digital initiatives into the brickand-mortar experience. That store has some 500 speakers and 100 screens. The upcoming Rodeo Drive store will feature in-store technology transmitting Burberry’s live events around the globe, client service applications that enable real-time access to customer profiles and product information and so-called smart personalization offering custom-made coats and bags with engraved nameplates that unlock videos showing the production
process, including sketches and runway edits. Customers can order the personalized products, which are delivered within nine weeks, after a runway show for next season’s collection, affording them the opportunity to buy something from that collection before it hits stores. Activity has recently spiked on Rodeo Drive. Burberry is not the only new entrant to the 300 block of the coveted retail thoroughfare, as Celine and Tory Burch are also setting up shop there. Ermenegildo Zegna, which currently occupies the space Burberry will take over, isn’t leaving the block. It is moving in June or July to 337 North Rodeo Drive, where Brioni was housed until it relocated last year to 459 North Rodeo Drive. Burberry chief executive officer Angela Ahrendts has stated the brand’s aim is to create “Londons around the world” by putting highprofile stores in cities with strong local and tourist luxury shopping traffic. In addition to the Regent Street flagship in London last year, the brand opened a 25,000-square-foot store in Chicago, a 14,800-squarefoot store in Taipei, Taiwan, and a roughly 22,000-square-foot store in Hong Kong. WWD
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B E V E R LY H I L L S M A I N N E W S SCHOOL SUPPORTERS— The school community turned out to support Vice Mayor John Mirisch at his election party Tuesday night at the home of Dr. Lyle and Pamela Kurtz. Pictured (from left): Board of Education member and former President Brian Goldberg, Vice President Noah Margo, Mirisch, member and former President Lisa Korbatov, former President Steven Fenton. Courier Photo By Laura Coleman
ELECTION NIGHT— Pictured near right: Brian Rosenstein and Centennial Committee Chair Dick Rosenzweig at Rosenstein’s election party. Pictured far right: Nancy Krasne and husband Jim at her election night festivities.
Beverly Hills High Robotics Team Enters International Competition By Laura Coleman The Beverly Hills Robotics Team started competing its disc-throwing robot yesterday in an international robotics competition known as FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) in San Diego.
The three-day regional competition is the first of two that the 75-member Robotics Team will participate in this month in Southern California. “The best part is getting everyone together and instilling more passion,” BH Robot(see ‘ROBOTICS’ page 16)
ADOPT HUXLEY— Huxley is a 10-pound female terrier who was found abandoned in Griffith Park. A Good Samaritan caught her and called Shelter Hope Pet Shop.Huxley is just one-year young and is quickly learning to be around both people and other dogs. Those interested in giving this streetwise dog a caring home can contact ShelterHopePetShop.org at 818-453-5798. Last week’s dog Murphy is still looking for a home as well. Contact Shelter Hope Pet Shop for more information.
Courier Photos by Laura Coleman & Matt Lopez
Board Of Education Discusses Raising Allocation Beverly Hills To Host Woofstock Of Measure E Funds For Beverly Hills High Sunday At Roxbury Park allocate the $303 million in Vista, previously $12 million, By Laura Coleman The Board of Education held a study session on Tuesday evening to discuss revised plans that upped the allocation of Measure E funds for the high school by $20 million to $180 million. District consultant Tim Buresh said the latest draft plan to
Measure E funds remaining for major school renovations and upgrades is driven by the relative importance of BHHS. “I think [that’s] right on target,” Boardmember Lewis Hall said at Tuesday’s study session. The revised plan now allocates $4 million to Beverly
$25 million each to El Rodeo and Hawthorne, previously $35 million and $34 million respectively, and maintains the $62 million that has already been earmarked for Horace Mann. There is also a $7 mil(see ‘BHHS’ page 16)
By Laura Coleman Get ready for a barking good time and a chance to meet your new best friend when Woofstock returns to Roxbury Park on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. In conjunction with Woofstock, which features food and
retail vendors, doggie demonstrations and pet products, the Pet Care Foundation (Pets 90210) will host its biggest pet adoption event to date with beautiful, adorable and very adoptable cats and dogs from (see ‘WOOFSTOCK’ page 10)
Architectural Commission Reviews Saint Laurent, Soulcycle By Matt Lopez Saint Laurent Paris’ fashion house moved closer to approval on a facade modification and sign accommodations by the Architectural Commission at its Feb. 20 meeting. The commission voted unanimously to send Saint Laurent to a subcommittee consistDARING DARRENS—The Darrens soccer team (BH U-14) won the three-day AYSO Riverside Locomotion tournament in five games in late February, scoring 22 goals. Members of the team include (front, from left): Jackson Stewart, Blake Sloane, Jamison Neal, Lucas Thau, Keith Stone, Yoel Cohavy and Stutz Elliott; and (back, from left): Assistant Coach Jacob Khakshouri, Steven Khakshouri, Valentino Sterza, Phillip Ahn, Julian Saadeh, Michael Revah, Dylan Pourbaba and Head Coach Louie Maarfi. At the beginning of the season, the boys changed the team name to “Darrens” in honor their trainer and BHHS soccer coach Darren Davies who died unexpectedly in October. “He was close to each and every player and will long be remembered by everyone,” said Khakshouri.
Longtime Beverly Hills Barber Bill Harper Makes His Final Cut After 60 Years In The City By Matt Lopez For Bill Harper, the hardest part of his retirement last week wasn’t just the fact that he was going to be done cutting hair after 60 years in Beverly Hills. More than that, it was breaking a daily routine that had become as natural to him as breathing. Every day, Harper, 87, would wake up at 4 a.m and leave his Glendale home at 4:30 a.m. for Beverly Hills.
For the last five years, he would arrive at Pascal’s Salon at 311 N. Crescent Dr., shave and head to the Roxbury Diner, where he would order a couple of eggs and sausage. “You see the same guys come in every day,” Harper told The Courier. “I enjoyed it.” From there, Harper would head back to open RETIREMENT— (see ‘BARBER’ page 16)
Heidi Novian of Pascal’s Salon presented Bill Harper with a cake in honor of his retirement after 60 years as a barber in Beverly Hills.
ing of Vice Chair James Blakeley and Commissioner Gidas Peteris for final revisions and approval. The discussion was for Saint Laurent’s new temporary store at 469 N. Rodeo Dr., the site of the former Missoni Bou(see ‘SAINT LAURENT’ page 11)
W E S T E R N GATEWAY— The Western Gateway into Beverly Hills is going to get a little greener thanks to the El Rodeo parkway project. The project calls for the installation of plants along the gateway, purchased largely with private funds.
Western Beverly Hills Gateway Near El Rodeo Gets Green By Laura Coleman The Western gateway into Beverly Hills is set to become more appealing following the launch this week of a green parkway project that straddles the exterior perimeter of El Rodeo along Wilshire Boulevard, thanks to El Rodeo parent
and Garden Chair Jackie Kassorla. Largely done with private funds, the landscape plan calls for the installation of droughttolerant perennials and low maintenance plants appropri(see ‘EL RODEO’ page 16)
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> E N V I R O N M E N TA L – U C L A ’ s Institute of the Environment and Sustainability recognized Lyn Lear (left), co-founder of the Environmental Media Association, at the Beverly Hills home of Jeanne and Anthony Pritzker. The latter chaired the evening along with Lawrence Bender, Sydney Holland, Alexandria Jackson, and Tina Quinn chaired the benefit which raised more than $1 million.. Barbara Streisand (right) was among those on hand. Photo by Vince Bucci
PTA COUNCIL SHIFT—The PTA Council on Thursday announced its preliminary incoming Executive Board, with Marc Saleh (pictured) tapped to replace Susie Roberts as co-president with incumbent Jennifer Terrell-Schwartz (also pictured.) Following a vote at the next meeting, the installation ceremony will take place in June. The 2013/2014 Council Executive Board will also include: Linda Michael, 1st VP; Mandy Katz; 2nd VP, Dana Young, 3rd VP; Joy Zaki, recording secretary; Cathy Baker, corresponding secretary; Susie Roberts, treasurer; Jeff Grijalva, auditor; Laurie Okum, historian; and Laura Margo, parlimentarian.
Charles Brucker, Father Of ExMayor Barry Brucker, Dies At 90 Funeral services for Charles H. Brucker, the father of Councilmember and former Beverly Hills’ Mayor Barry Brucker, were held yesterday in
Mt. Sinai Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills) at 2 p.m. Brucker, who was born in 1922 and died this week at age (see ‘BRUCKER’ page 11)
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Courier Photo by Laura Coleman
Horace Mann Auditorium Project Moves Forward By Laura Coleman The Board of Education unanimously approved amending its April 2011 contract for a fourth time with WLC Architects for possible additional
work on the Horace Mann Auditorium at a special board meeting on Tuesday evening. The fourth contract amendment provides for an additional WLC services fee up to
$6,000 per month as a result of delays associated with elevator repairs and Division of the State Architect approval. “We want them there as (see ‘HORACE MANN’ page 11)
Latham And Watkins Lawyers Rock Out For Charity
PURIM PLAY—Country Villa Terrace residents put on a play telling the story of Purim for Crescent Heights Elementary School students. Residents taking part in the play, were back from left: Patty Ex, Lessie Lee Daniels, Ed Ingeneri, Evelyn Pearlman, Pearline Barrett, Azizi Saltanat and Shoshana Klebenoff. Students got noisemakers and joined residents in enjoying hamantashen, traditional three-cornered Purim pastries. SIENNA— Nine-year-old Sienna, pictured left with her a few of her favorite dolls, is now two years cancer free. Her mother Dr. Michelle Kalt serves as chair of Beverly Hills’ Relay for Live cancer fundraising event, which will be held for a third time on May 4 at El Rodeo School.
By Gregory Kurzhals For a few brief hours last Friday night, legal professionals from across the Los Angeles area traded their suits and briefcases for guitars and leather jackets as part of the second annual “Law Rocks! Los Angeles” concert. Before a packed house at West HolWILLFUL MISCONDUCT— Scott lywood’s historic Whisky a Hodgkins, a partner at Latham and Go Go club, seven rock bands comprised of staff Watkins’ L.A. Firm, jams on guitar.
from local law firms took the stage in a “battle of the bands”-style competition, with proceeds and donations going to Southern California charities chosen by each band. Overall, the groups combined to raise more than $120,000, which was divided between the seven charities based on the performance of their respective (see ‘CHARITY’ page 18)
Beverly Hills Unified School District Wins National Merit Scholar Appeal With College Board By Laura Coleman The College Board on Monday granted the appeal of the Beverly Hills Unified School District to allow two Beverly High juniors to compete in the 2014 National Merit Scholarship Competition. The
appeal reverses a previous disqualification of the two students who scored high enough on the College Board-administered Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test to qualify as semi-finalists, however, were disqualified from continuing
because a district employee failed to mail their competition packets by the deadline. Beverly Hills Unified Superintendent Gary Woods declined to identify the individual (see ‘NATIONAL MERIT’ page 9)
RELAY FOR LIFE: Sienna’s Road Back From Rare Form Of Cancer By Matt Lopez It started out as a regular Halloween, full of candy and trick-or-treating fun. It ended with a 6-year-old girl’s world being turned upside down. Sienna Wolfe was just a first-grader at Beverly Vista, trick-or-treating with her mother Michelle Kalt and her two brothers when she complained
of pain in her backside. She walked with a limp and the pain was so strong that she cried. Kalt, a cardiologist at Kaiser Sunset hospital, took her daughter home and immediately found a lump on her gluteus muscle. Eventually, Sienna was di(see ‘SIENNA’ page 18)
WOOFSTOCK WITH THE ANDERSONS—Recreation & Parks Commission Chair Robbie Anderson and his wife, Jeanne, pose with their dogs Wally (left) and Darla. The Andersons adopted Wally last year at Woofstock. “It’s a celebration of dogs and their owners and the joy that they bring to our lives,” Robbie Anderson told The Courier.
VISTA DEL MAR—Vista Del Mar Child and Family Services just launched its new group, Friends of Vista Del Mar. The transformative child services provider was founded in 1908. Pictured is the inaugural slate of officers, (seated, from left): Janis Black Warner, Jean Zinner, Jean Leserman, Inez Gelfand, and Jill Goldstein; (back row, from left): Irv Cooper, Carol Mann, Pam Pacht, Jill Friedman, Carolyn Siegel, Susan Corwin, Nancy Epstein, and Jeanne Gerson. Not pictured: Jackie Dubin.
Pet-Friendly License Plates To Promote Drive Spay And Neuter Programs Throughout California By Laura Coleman The California Department of Motor Vehicles just approved an official “Spay and Neuter” license plate – big news for California animal-
lovers. The California plate is intended to provide a largescale, permanent funding source for spay and neuter programs throughout the state.
Proceeds from the plate will be distributed to cities and counties to support free and low-cost spay and neuter programs in their communities.
GEORGE CHRISTY Maitland-Lewis at Nonna, where manager Oscar Rios is proud that it’s a favorite with the Di Caprio family (father George and son Leonardo) whose production offices are in Nonna’s Sunset Boulevard building.
tephen was autographing Ambition nonstop for Mitzi Gaynor and her escort, dancer Steven Byrket, Florence Henderson, Barbara Lazaroff, Corinna Fields, Lois Aldrin, Joan and Tom Kardashian, Helen Grayco, Norm Crosby with good-looking son Andrew (“in the oil business”), The Courier’s Marcia Hobbs and John Seitz.
Swedish House Mafia concert, our tickets were forty cents. The country’s massive Buddhist temples are a must-see. Over one hundred feet high, a block long, everything hand-carved.
Bangkok, anything goes. Sex for sale. Wherever and whenever. Cab prices are dicey, best to establish a price before the ride. Street food’s delicious. An order of pad Thai is $1.50. You may rent $2 rooms for four hours. Traffic was the worst we encountered, L.A.'s 405 freeway’s nothing compared to Bangkok’s rush hour.
favorite spot in Thailand are the Thai islands. Beautiful beaches with monthly Full Moon Parties. We stayed five days, and I’ll vacation there someday with my girlfriend Steffie.
Beverly Hills native son Nick Stabler and classmate Ethan Goldsmith posed with new acquaintances during their two month adventure in Southeast Asia; Nick picked up a playmate in Jakarta; the boys met Mr. Sumo-Wrestler in Tokyo
yanmar’s poorer than Indonesia. We rented bikes, ate noodles and mystery meat. Street beggars wherever you go. The must-sees are its magnificent gold pagodas.
t 2l, the world is yours. As it’s been this year for Beverly Hills native Nick Stabler, the handsome son of Steve Stabler, co-producer of those riotous classics Dumb And Dumber and Kingpin. Mom is Amy Bolker Stabler. Nick returned last week from a youthful sojourn abroad.
plucky adventurer, with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Michigan State, Nick plotted a two-month backpacking trip to Southeast Asia with classmate Ethan Goldsmith. “Our backpacks were twelve pounds each,” he says. “We traveled on the cheap, tightly budgeted on $900 a month … living in youth hostels, and staying in areas where indoor plumbing remains non-existent. Unimaginable how primitive life is for millions of people – you haven’t any idea until you experience it personally. Coming home to the comfort and luxury we enjoy here is like being on another planet.
e bought a guidebook, which helped us figure out our itinerary. We stopped in Tokyo, and briefly visited Singapore, the cleanest city anywhere, and the most advanced technologically. Mammoth skyscrapers. A very diverse citizenry. Europeans, Americans, South Americans. Booming financially, and competing with Hong Kong.
flew Air Asia, which is great. Easy to get in and out of airports, not like the U.S. We also took overnight 10hour trains and day-long buses to get to our destinations.
ndonesia’s shockingly poor … if you speak English, you’re a rock star. Everyone wants to shake your hand, and practice speaking the language, their goal being that English will lead to a better job.
Author Stephen Maitland-Lewis flanked by wife Joni Berry and Mitzi Gaynor during Joni’s reception to launch Stephen’s fifth novel, Ambition, at Nonna of Italy in Beverly Hills
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n Vietnam, there’s a floating market in Hanoi. We met backpackers in their twenties, and found any number of backpacking Europeans who were 50 and 60 years old. No Americans.
n Cambodia, we saw the Killing Fields … they say Angkor Wat’s the largest Hindu temple in the world. A great discovery from a trip like ours is learning patience when trying to understand the mind-set of the different cultures. Also, that one needs to persevere.
mbition is Stephen’s fifth absorbing and entertaining novel, peopled with envious and greedy cads and their screw-you shenanigans. The author’s the popular and enthusiastic Brit who’s wed to Joni Berry (her fifth husband, and his third marriage).
t Nonna that evening, Joni related the saga of their courtship. That Stephen pursued around the clock. Flattering, but no dice. Joan Benny ultimately gave him Joni’s phone number. He called. A date was out of the question. “After he sent flowers, I didn’t want to be rude … I phoned to thank him,” says Joni. “He insisted we meet. Brunch. I explain I’m not much of a brunch girl. Okay, we meet at the Napa Valley Grille in Westwood.
studied law, served as an attorney (solicitor) in London before moving into international investment banking. Also financially advising the royal family of Kuwait. His career resume is mighty impressive.
itty Kelley, whose investigative books about royals and celebrities are bestsellers, hails Ambition as “a financial thriller that rocks and rolls with sex and skull-druggery, and more money than Midas can count. A former investment banker, Stephen writes masterfully about a leading commercial bank with his insider’s knowledge of embezzlement. Chilling!”
tephen steals the sins that caused the financial meltdown, weaving them into this fascinating mystery story,” adds former Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan.
lthough fictional,” reflects Stephen. “Ambition’s based on my experiences watching the trickery and duplicity paving the golden road of Wall Street. Surprises are in store, they’ll keep you guessing.”
Online at www.bhcourier.com/georgechristy
still can’t believe that all through our meal Lady Luck kept ringing loud bells. We wed, and, as the world knows, are having the time of our lives. Who t’s wonderful to be back do we thank? in the world of clean bedsheets Fate, perhaps?” … yet I wouldn’t hesitate to return to see how the Southeast orn and Asian countries are developing.” educated in England, Stephen n September, Nick begins work with the prestigious international firm of Ernst and Young in New York.
Diane Lane, Laura Dern and Mary Steenburgen
lease join us for pizza and wine at Nonna of Italy,” read the invitation from philanthropist Joni Berry, a guardian angel for Share’s youngsters in need and for the Professional Dancers Society that aids out-ofwork hoofers when their bodies give out. Always a good-time event, the annual PDS luncheon gala, emceed by president Mitzi Gaynor, will honor Ben Vereen on March 24th at The Beverly Hilton. Count on Joni to underwrite the luncheon.
time around, Joni, heiress to her parents’ Eichenbaum Foundation, was celebrating the publication of Ambition by Stephen
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“In Jakarta, we attended a
Reba McIntire and Mick Fleetwood met Gorrion during the premiere of Cavalia’s Odysseo, the $30 million equestrian and acrobatic spectacular under the Big White Top in Burbank.
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permit on The Peninsula’s rooftop pool and dining areas at the commission’s meeting on Thursday, Feb. 28. Additionally, the commission granted a request by the hotel to hold 12 special rooftop events per year (on days other than a Friday, Saturday or days preceding a Holiday.) The commission modified the existing Conditional Use Permit to allow the hotel’s rooftop area to remain open until midnight on Sunday-Thursday and 2 a.m. on Friday and Saturday. Previously, the rooftop had to close at 10 p.m. “The Peninsula has been a very good neighbor and has brought good business to the City,” Planning Commission Chair Craig Corman said. “They’ve earned the right to try out this extended hours permit.” Beverly Hills code enforcement has found no noise complaints at The Peninsula in the last 10 years according to the staff report. Beverly Hills police records
found four complaints in 2010, but staff said they were “pretty generic” and wasn’t able to ascertain if they were related to outdoor uses. Peninsula Managing Director Offer Nissenbaum said the theme of the 12 special events would vary, but cited instances where guests call and ask to reserve the space for a birthday party with “more of an elegant, poolside sitdown” atmosphere. The Peninsula also argued that permitting the rooftop area to close at 10 p.m. put the hotel at a competitive disadvantage compared to nearby hotels which allow later hours. “The Peninsula has been an outstanding addition to our neighborhood,” commissioner Howard Fisher said. The commission agreed to review the project in one year. “It’s a good idea to take a quick look in one year and make sure everything is going okay,” Vice Chair Brian Rosenstein said.
Wells Fargo Teams Up With FOX Sports West and L.A. Kings to Score For Schools Wells Fargo & Company announced late last month that it is teaming up with FOX Sports West, Partnership for Los Angeles Schools and the Stanley Cup Champion Los Angeles Kings to donate $1,000 for every goal scored by the Kings in the 2013 season, to raise awareness and support technology in classrooms. Funds raised will help bring technology to the Partnership’s nearly 16,000 students in 22 schools, providing them a digital learning experience. One of the Partnership’s core instruc-
tional strategies is implementing online learning programs to support teachers who need to reach students of varying levels within the same classroom. Through this approach, the Partnership seeks to improve student outcomes in Math, English and in the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) through the use of various software programs. “This partnership is a great way to help build awareness for a worthy cause.” said John Sotoodeh, Wells Fargo’s Community Banking regional president.
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On Tuesday, Elizabeth Kabler, daughter of Leonore Annenberg, and Beverly Hills’ Lisa Detanna, Managing Director/Senior VP/Investments at Raymond James, hosted a private tour and luncheon for the firm’s clients from Palm Desert and Los Angeles. Guests toured the botanical gardens comprised largely of native plants, trees and succulents, watered entirely by an underground system. They were then taken by cart to the fabled front entrance used by Presidents Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton, Gerald Ford, Richard Nixon; dignitaries Prince Charles, the Emperor of Japan, Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, as well as, celebrities Frank Sinatra, Bob Hope and Sammy Davis Jr. The tour of the Quincy Jones’ designed home, decorated by Ted Graber, included the chance to view the Annenberg Collections of Steuben Glass, cloisonné and replicas of all the paintings donated by Walter Annenberg to the Metropolitan Museum in New York. The historic Annenberg estate and the Sunnylands Center & Gardens have just celebrated the first year of operation. The program of small high level retreats to bring together world leaders to advance international peace and increase global understanding is in operation. Visits and tours are available through sunnylands.org.
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The Annenberg Retreat At Sunnylands
Betty Foreman, Barbara Fairchild, Connie and Gordon Calvert asking questions on their tour.
Courtney Kershaw and Erik Willanger
Elizabeth Kabler, Lisa Detanna and Marcia Hobbs
Adam and Susan Carroll
Guest admiring the extensive Flora Danica collection
How did the precincts vote in the election? Votes on Election Day:
Precinct 5 (Hawthorne)
Vote By Mail:
What’s left to be validated and potentially counted:
Note: Including Vote-By-Mail ballots and Election Day ballots, Katherine Cohan received 454 votes and Michael Talei received 299 votes.
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Beverly Hills City Council and will become Mayor later this month. “I think it sends a very positive message... it’s a statement that people agree with my message,” Mirisch told The Courier. “I think we definitely heard a message from the community that they are not happy with business as usual.” The Beverly Hills community sent a strong message of reform on election day, with Mirisch, Krasne and Rosenstein taking the top three spots in election day votes. Mirisch got 1,078 votes, Krasne got 1,005 and Rosenstein got 919. Mayor Willie Brien was fourth in election day votes with 914. Mirisch is in first with 2,575 total votes. Brien is in second with 2,373. Krasne is in third with 2,311 and Rosenstein is in fourth with 2,291. Local resident Katherine Cohan received 454 votes and Michael Talei got 299. With Krasne clinging to a 20 vote lead over Rosenstein there are still 493 ballots (207 provisional and 286 vote-bymail) dropped off at the various precincts left to count. Those ballots were being verified by the City Clerk’s office over the last two days and those that pass verification will be counted at City Hall today at 1:30 p.m. “I am grateful to my family, friends and our Beverly Hills community for all the encouragement and support I have received in recent months and especially over the last 24 hours,” Rosenstein told The Courier. “I am hopeful for Friday and
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responsible for mailing the packets, but confirmed to The Courier that the employee was not the college counselor. Woods said the disqualification likely resulted because the packet was sent off four days before the November deadline and got caught in holiday mail. In response to the district’s appeal, the organization decided that the two
very much looking forward to it.” Krasne said she was proud of her campaign and overwhelmed with the support she received. “I want to thank the community for their support, but I’m going to live with whatever the results are because I didn’t cheat, cheating never works,” Krasne told The Courier. “My life has been so enriched by the people I’ve met in this community.” Mirsich received the top amount of votes from both the Vote-By-Mail ballots (he got 1,497) while Brien placed second with 1,459 votes. Rosenstein was third in Vote-By-Mail ballots with 1,372 votes and Krasne was fourth with 1,306 votes. Brien is 62 votes ahead of Krasne and 82 votes ahead of Rosenstein. While Rosenstein was 66 votes ahead of Krasne after the Vote-By-Mail ballots were tallied, Krasne gained 86 votes from Election Day giving her a 20-vote lead. Mirisch was ahead of Brien by 38 votes after the Vote-By-Mail votes were tallied and gained a 164-vote lead from Election Day votes. Mirisch claimed victory in eight of the City’s 10 voting precincts. Mirisch thanked his team, including Isabel Hacker and Marilyn Gallup, and said people that voted for him should expect more of the same from him. “Nothing’s changed, it’s what I’ve been saying all along, continuing to put the residents first,” Mirisch told The Courier. “Trying to make City Hall more transparent and more inclusive.” semi-finalists would be permitted to continue for consideration as National Merit Scholars as long as they reach a certain threshold on the March, April or June SAT. The Board further determined that 21 students who received commendations on their PSAT performance would also receive consideration if they score high enough on one of the next three SAT tests.
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ADL Honors Extraordinary Women Of Achievement At Deborah Awards
DEBORAH AWARDS–The Anti-Defamation League presented its 19th Deborah Awards at a dinner in the SLS Hotel on La Cienega. Joining the sellout crowd were (from left): ADL Regional Director Amanda Susskind; honorees Kalika Nacion Yap, Dr. Sharon Nazarian and Anne Shen Smith; emcee Janina Gavankar and ADL Regional Board Chair Seth Gerber. Photo by Michael Kovac
The Anti-Defamation League honored three women of achievement at its 19th Deborah Awards dinner on Wednesday at the SLS Hotel. The event raised more than $230,000 for ADL programs to fight anti-Semitism and bigotry. The Deborahs are present-
ed annually to women whose leadership in their professions and civic contributions exemplify the qualities and ideals of the ADL, whichis currently marking its centennial anniversary. This year's event co-chairs were ADL leaders Robin
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Gerber Carnesale; Renee White Fraser, Ph.D.; and Sharyn Nichols; with actress/musician Janina Gavankar serving as emcee. The three honorees and their presenters were philanthropist Dr. Sharon S. Nazarian, president of Y&S Nazarian Family Foundation (by Sherry Lansing); Anne Shen Smith, chairman/CEO of Southern California Gas Company (by Stewart Kwoh); and entrepreneur Kalika Nacion Yap, CEO /founder of Citrus Studios, Inc., Luxe Link, and The Waxing Company (by Margalit Grunberger).
Sherry Lansing To Receive IFF Lifetime Achievement Honor Sherry Lansing will be honored with the IFF Lifetime Achievement award at the 27th opening night gala of the Israel Film Festival April 18 at the Writers Guild Theater on Doheny Drive. During almost 30 years in the motion picture business, Lansing was involved in the production, marketing and distribution of more than 200 films, including Oscar-winning Forrest Gump, Braveheart and Titanic. She earned a reputation as a trailblazer, a visionary leader, and a creative filmmaker, becoming the first woman to head a major film studio when appointed president of 20th Century Fox, and later chairman/CEO of Paramount Pictures for more than 12 years. As an independent producer, her credits include Fatal Attraction, The Accused, School Ties, Indecent Proposal, and Black Rain. She is founder/CEO of the Sherry Lansing Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to cancer research, health, and public education. “It is such an honor for us to present Sherry with the award. Her leadership and accomplishments are unsurpassed. She is truly a great leader and continues to have a huge impact both personally and philanthropically on everyone she touches.” said Festival Founder/Executive Director Meir Fenigstein.
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several organizations all there to find their forever home. "Woofstock is a wonderful event if you're looking for a pet, or if you already have one,” Pets 90210 Director Bill Crowe told The Courier. There's so much to do...and most importantly, many dogs and cats looking for their forever home.” To date, Pets 90210 has found homes for over 6,000 cats and dogs through their adoption programs. Roxbury Park is located on Olympic Boulevard and features volley and basketball courts as well as, tennis, playgrounds and a putting green. Free parking is also available at Beverly Hills High School with shuttles running to and from the park regularly. For more information visit www.pets90210.org.
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tique. Saint Laurent Paris currently operates a boutique at 326 N. Rodeo Dr. Saint Laurent sought approvals on two new facade-mounted business identification signs and eight window business identification signs. Additionally, the store wanted to make facade changes including removal metal lattice panels to reveal existing windows and re-clad portions of the facade and trim. The commission expressed concerns with the amount of signage proposed for the building. “I’m missing the building and seeing nothing but logos,” Blakeley said. “I’m having an issue with how many lo-
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experts to bid our position as needed,” Superintendent Gary Woods said Tuesday. With the “Fourth Amendment,” which presupposes the auditorium will be complete in April, WLC’s total compensation for the Horace Mann School
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90, operated the family business, Independent Ink, for many years. A member of Temple Beth Am, he served for many years as a block captain and as a volunteer on various civic committees around Beverly Hills. Besides son Barry (and daughter-in law Sue), he is survived by his wife Rita;
gos are on the building.” Peteris said he was concerned about bleed-in light with the signage. At that same meeting, the Architectural Commission granted approval to Bulgari at 401 N. Rodeo Dr. to extend its mural wrapping around the facade of the store until March 17. The commission also granted approval to Soulcycle, a cycling gym soon to open at 9465 Wilshire Blvd., for a facade modification and sign accommodation. The approval was made under the condition that Soulcycle reduce the size of its window logo graphic and make its primary business identification sign in line with halo illumination standards.
Modernization project could now extend up to $3,626,820. Horace Mann Principal Steve Kessler told The Courier he anticipated the auditorium would be ready for use once students return from Spring Break. “I think it’s a good a idea,” Boardmember Lewis Hall said. “It allows us to call them in if we need to.”
and daughters Linda Dreyfuss, Marla Brucker, and Michelle Millstone (and son-in-law Joe). Shiva for Charles Brucker will be observed at the Brucker home in Beverly Hills tonight at 7:30, Friday at 7:30 a.m., Sunday 8 a.m. and 7:30 p.m., Monday and Tuesday at 7:30 a.m. and p.m., and Wednesday at 7:30 a.m.
ARTS & E N T E RTA I N M E N T Unlikely Love Story Next For Theatre 40 Remembrance, a love story set during “The Troubles” in Northern Ireland is the next production for Beverly Hills’ professional theater company, Theatre 40, running March 21-April 21 at the group’s Reuben Cordova Theatre, 241 S. Moreno Dr., on the BHHS campus. In Craham Reid’s work, Bert, a Protestant, and Theresa, a Catholic, are both in their 60s and have both lost sons during the turmoil. Visiting the local cemetery to mourn their respective offspring, they meet and, improbably, fall in love. Can Bert and Theresa’s love surmount the obstacles placed in their path by their own bitter adult children? Remembrance debuted in Belfast in 1984 and had its New York premiere in 1990. Tim Byron Owen directs. This marks his return to Theatre 40, where he previously directed Jimmy And Sam, starring Pat Harrington Jr. and Howard Storm. The Remembrance cast includes: Diana Angelina, Alice Cutler, Christine Joelle, Elizabeth Lande, Johnny O’Callaghan and Mik Scriba. Performances are Thursday-Saturday at 8 p.m. and weekend at 2 p.m. Tickets are $24 weekdays and $26 weekends. For reservations, call 310-364-0535. For online tickets visit www.theatre40.org. There is free parking beneath the theater.
Ruffalo, Kaczmarek In Awake And Sing! L.A. Theatre Works’ Radio Theatre Series will air Clifford Odets’ Awake And Sing!, directed by Bartlett Sher and featuring Mark Ruffalo, Jane Kaczmarek, Emily Bergl, Ben Gazzara and Richard Kind, from 8-10 p.m., Sunday, from 8-10 p.m. on KPFK 90.7 FM and streamed on demand at www.latw.org. In Odets’ most well-known play, three generations cope with survival and grasp for dreams during the depression years in New York. An all star cast portrays the struggles of the financially destitute Berger family The broadcast includes an interview with Tony-winning director Bartlett Sher and a conversation with historian Ellen Schiff about the genesis of Awake And Sing!
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George Lopez To Host 35th Playboy Jazz Festival June 15-16; Duke, Osborne Among Headliners The 35th anniversary Playboy Jazz Festival at the Hollywood Bowl June 15-16 will be hosted by comedian George Lopez. He replaces Bill Cosby who retired after emceeing the veritable who’s who of the jazz world two-day concert since its inception. At a Holmby Hills conference in the Playboy Mansion, a diverse mix of jazz greats, next generation leaders and festival favorites was announced for the upcoming event. Returning to the Playboy stage, two-time Grammy-winning pianist and keyboardist George Duke will appear as a special guest with R&B/pop singer Jeffrey Osborne, who is making his festival debut. The pair reunited on Osborne’s latest release, A Time For Love, a collection of songs expressing Osborne’s longtime appreciation for jazz standards. Duke (who has served as musical director and producer for such artists as Dianne Reeves, Anita Baker, Gladys Knight and more) also produced Osborne’s breakthrough solo album Stay With Me Tonight and his hit singles We’re Going All The Way and You Should Be
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Mine among others. Also back is Naturally 7, who made their festival debut in 2010, returning to for a world premiere performance with Herbie Hancock as a special guest. Emmy and Grammy-nominated singer/percussionist Sheila E. is returning for the second time as the leader of her own group in a rare back-to-back appearance. She has previously performed at the Festival with her legendary father, percussionist Pete Escovedo and their family band, with whom she still tours. Reuniting since their Grammy Award-winning dual record-
ing Double Vision in the mid’80s, keyboardist Bob James and saxophonist David Sanborn will share the Playboy stage together for the first time as part of their summer tour. The pair will be joined by drummer Steve Gadd and bassist James Genus. Single-day tickets are available through Ticketmaster at www.ticketmaster.com, over the phone at 213-365-3500, 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.
CAUCUS CAUCUS–The Caucus for Producers, Writers and Directors welcomed David Poltrack, chief research officer for the CBS Corporation to a special event address at The Beverly Hills Hotel. Pictured (from left): event co-chairs Syd Vinnedge and Albert Fisher, guest speaker Poltrack, Caucus Chair Norman Powell and event chair Chuck Fries. Poltrack outlined the new platforms available for monetizing creative content in the growing consumer market for television programming and enumerated the various ways that TV ad revenues can be increased over the emerging new viewing sites. An overflow audience of industry leaders were on hand and it was streamed live to more than 15,000. Photo by David Metzler
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Coping With Lies, Allowing Teens To Have Sex At Home
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Q: Dr. Fran, my 5-year-old son has been lying to his teachers. How can I teach him not to lie? Cynthia H. A: Dear Cynthia, when a child under 7 years changes the truth, I prefer not to label it as “lying” because of the negative stigma. Take a deep breath and then one more. His behavior is not necessarily a precursor to delinquency. There are two kinds of “Truth Changing” (lies). • The first is when a child tells his teacher imagined, fantasy, falsehoods. This is fairly common. For instance, kids have gone to school and said: “My Mommy had a baby last night;” or “My Daddy went away on a trip!” These are generally the child’s wish to shock others and seek their attention. It’s best for the teacher to check with Mom or Dad, clarify the truth, and then say the following to the child. “Johnny, you have such a wonderful imagination. Sometimes, you say things you wish were true. It’s very important to always say only what is real and true That way people will trust you. Trust is the most important thing between two people. Trust helps you feel safe because you know for sure that the person will always tell you
the truth.” It is crucial that this message is delivered empathically and with compassion. Any tone of scolding or judgment will defeat your goals. • If, on the other hand, the “lying” is to avoid taking responsibility; that is a different and more serious issue. The key here is to help the child accept accountability. Smile gently (without blaming) and say: “Johnny, you and I both know you took Sally’s toy. Some kids worry they will be in trouble so they say they didn’t do it. We both know what really happened and one day soon you’ll be able to tell me the truth and not worry so much about getting in trouble.” Don’t come down hard on him. You’re not the Lie Cop. You are his supportive coach. Praise every increment toward acceptable good behavior. Q: Dr. Fran, my husband thinks we should let our 17year-old son have sex with his girlfriend behind closed doors in his bedroom in our home. I am not comfortable with this. We have gone round and round and can’t come to a mutual agreement. Do you think it’s okay for teens to have sex at home? Rhonda Y. A: Dear Rhonda, first, you
Dr. Fran Walfish Answers Your Questions and your husband each need to take an honest look within. You need to have a heart to heart with your values—personal and family. If you have other children, what do you want them to learn from this permissive stance? They will surely take away your lenient consenting message. If you are BOTH opposed to your teen having sex “yet,” then I am adamantly opposed to parents allowing their teens to have sex at home. If one parent opposes while the other parent approves it, then I am against it. Both parents must be together in favor of this. Personally and professionally, I am opposed to parents allowing sex in the home. I have worked with many families. Most do not condone this behavior under their own roof. Some have allowed it. Basically, allowing sex in the home does not give parents the security of a safe environment. It simply green lights
having sex anywhere and everywhere. Same is true for drinking alcohol and using drugs. Some parents think if I allow it in my home then I will know when and where they are using. Not true. • Create an arena of open communication with your teens. Listen to what they have on the minds. Explore their personal values. Help them understand the impact and longterm consequences of their behavioral choices. • Reward responsible behavior and good judgment with increments of more freedom and independence, as long as it does not infringe upon your family values. Good luck! Dear Readers, please keep your questions coming. Send them to firstname.lastname@example.org. Dr. Fran Walfish, Beverly Hills psychotherapist and author of The Self-Aware Parent at www.DrFranWalfish.com.
PALEYFEST • Friday, March 8: The Mindy Project (Live streaming begins at 7:30) • Saturday, March 9: Nashville (Live streaming begins at 1:30) • Saturday, March 9: Arrow (Live streaming begins at 7:30 p.m.) • Sunday, March 10: Dallas (Live streaming begins at 1:30 p.m.) • Monday, March 11: New Girl (Live streaming begins at 7:30 p.m.) • Thursday, March 14: 2 Broke Girls (Live streaming begins at 7:30 p.m.) • Friday, March 15: Closing Night Presentation: American Horror Story: Asylum (Live streaming begins at 7:30 p.m.) The PaleyFest Program can be found at http://new.livestream.com/paleyfest. Fans are encouraged to follow the Paley Center on Livestream to be notified when the events are live and join the PaleyFest community free on the web through Livestream’s ad-free live video, chat, photo, and text updates or watch ondemand with Livestream’s realtime DVR. Fans are invited to follow @paleycenter and #PaleyFest on Twitter for immediate announcements and live tweeting from the events.
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one high school senior, met with focus groups, toured the school, and extensively reviewed a 250-page report that included a progress report, action plan and self-study, as well as “everything you need to know about the school,” Halimi said. WASC will subsequently send a distilled, roughly 50page report to the California Department of Education. “WASC has a lot of power, if they don’t give you a good review, you’ve got to get your act together,” Woods said. On Wednesday, the team commended the high school on six specific areas: 1) The administrative team; 2) The school’s commitment to the its mission, vision and Expected School-wide Learning Results (ESLR); 3) The dedicated staff and support for student learning; 4) The challenging curriculum that resulted in high academic achievement; 5) The students being highly motivated to achieve and their involvement in a wide variety of programs; and 6) The Board of Education and the superintendent for being highly involved and supportive of the school’s mission, vision and ESLR. “If you ask me, the students are the ones who ‘wowed’ WASC,” Board of Education Jake Manaster said. “This is [part of] the parade of positives and they’re all indicative of student achievement.”
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Mike Gatto seeks to limit the liability of local governments that operate a dog park. AB 265 requires the City or County to post warning signs as people enter the dog park, alerting them that they are entering at their own risk. If an incident were to occur where a person gets bit by a dog, that City or County would bear no civil liability. “We would certainly be supportive of any additional protection the state legislature would be willing to provide those that operate dog parks,” City Attorney Larry Wiener told The Courier. Community Services Director Steve Zoet attached a copy of the bill to the Feb. 28 Rec and Parks Commission meeting, although the commission did not discuss the bill. Zoet told The Courier that
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BEVERLY HILLS the “state legislature wants to show their support of communities providing (dog parks) by protecting them from frivolous lawsuits that may arise.” The bill has currently been assigned to the Assembly Judiciary Committee and is eligible to be heard as soon as March 10. Gatto’s spokesperson Justin Hager told The Courier he guessed the bill would likely be heard sometime in April. At the Rec and Parks meeting, the commission briefly discussed the current dog park situation. Zoet updated the commission on negotiations with Coldwater park. Zoet called it a “work in progress” with “several years of discussion.” Chair Robbie Anderson formed an ad hoc committee comprised of Vice Chair Howard Rosoff and commissioner Simone Friedman to assist staff in finding a suitable location for a dog park in Beverly Hills.
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ics Team President of Business Eva Zheng told The Courier. The 75-member team had six weeks to design and construct a robot from blueprints to final assembly, in addition to crafting a business plan and marketing strategy – a comprehensive effort that Robotics captain Jeffrey Toobi said relied on teamwork. Over the course of the re-
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the store and service his array of clients, many of whom had been visiting Harper for over six decades. Harper put down the scissors for good last week. His wife has Alzheimer's and he said he needed to be home to help care for her. Harper became a barber during his three years in the Navy. A friend, who was working in Beverly Hills, gave him a job in the City and he never left. Harper said his favorite part of working in Beverly Hills was the friendly residents. He has worked at various shops in
gional competitions, schools will participate in games where alliances of three robots each play on a 23-by-54-foot field work to score points by shooting flying discs into goals on the ends of the field. 2013 marks the BHHS team’s ninth year of competing in the 21-year-old international competition. “Beverly Hills has a history of winning awards,” Toobi said. “We’re hoping to keep that tradition going.” the City, including a couple that he operated himself, for 60 years. “I’ll tell you, you’ve got to enjoy something to stay that long,” Harper said. “I had a guy come in one day, I worked on him for about 40 years, he said ‘when I first started coming to this shop, you always had a smile on your face, that’s the reason I’ve been coming so long.” Pascal’s owner Heidi Novian said she wanted to let Harper’s old clients know she is still available to serve them, but said the shop won’t be the same without him. “He has been a special part of our shop for many years, we will miss him,” Novian said.
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ate to the 1927 Spanish architecture of the school, in addition to an irrigation system. “Anytime that you improve a landscape, it really does affect the self-esteem of everyone,” Kassorla explained. “Landscape beautification affects how you feel and your environment has a tremendous impact on your well-being.” In anticipation of the City’s centennial celebration next year, the City has been working to improve landscaping at
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lion contingency now built into the plan. Buresh told the board that he anticipated presenting them with a coherent overall facilities program by midApril, which they could use as a public relations tool to discuss accelerating the Measure E bond. “I’m please we’re making progress,” Board of Education President Jake Manaster told The Courier. “This board is endeavoring to finally resolve our Measure E building plans to present to our community.” The Board of Education
each of the gateways into Beverly Hills, in addition to renovating the 22-block Beverly Gardens Park that flanks Santa Monica Boulevard. Using funds primarily from individual donors, in conjunction with the El Rodeo PTA and the City, Kassorla worked with Community Services Director Steve Zoet on a plan to improve the appearance of the campus along Wilshire Boulevard in anticipation of the Gateway improvements at Whittier and Wilshire. The project also serves to complement a new
community garden of citrus trees that students will plant inside the fence along Wilshire in April. “We’re doing our part to continue to improve our gateway,” she said. “The gateway project is the first effort that we’re doing on the outside of El Rodeo to improve what is our gateway to El Rodeo.” A ribbon-cutting ceremony for the gateway project is slated for April, at which time a plaque will be unveiled recognizing the project donors.
could vote as early as June on accelerating the current Measure E bond payback rate in an effort to save property owners roughly $2 billion over the life of the $334 million bond. Board VP Noah Margo and Boardmembers Lisa Korbatov and Lewis Hall are all on record saying they will not vote on accelerating the payback rate in the absence of a cohesive building plan, at the very least for the high school. Boardmember Brian Goldberg, the only sitting boardmember who was on the school board when voters passed Measure E in 2008, has maintained that
he will not vote to accelerate the payback because of his record. Hall emphasized that in addition to cosmetic facelifts for the schools, it was crucial to ensure that fire, life, safety and seismic issues were addressed, as mandated in the Measure E bond language. Buresh assured the board that the 1930’s-era buildings would be renovated to adequate seismic standards to ensure the structures would withstand a serious earthquake long enough to allow people to leave before a possible collapse or substantial damage.
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Why New Diagnostic Criteria For Alzheimer’s Disease Is Important or the first time since 1984, an international gathering of senior health experts tackled updating the diagnostic criteria for the Alzheimer’s type of dementia. One might ask, why is this significant and how does it impact the general public? For starters, understanding the progression of the disease in phases will ultimately impact how people with the disease Exercises done in specific ways work the mind-body will be cared for and connection. housed. middle of a paradigm shift in the way “Refining the criteria at the sympto- programs and services are structured,” matic pre-dementia phase called Mild added Sanborn. “We started our MCI Cognitive Impairment (MCI) and refo- program six years ago at Belmont cusing research on the preclinical phase Village. One of the first things we that begins 20 or so years before symp- learned is that staff needs to have the toms appear are significant steps,” said kind of educational background that Beverly Sanborn, LCSW well-known meets the demands for a more enlightgerontologist and vice president of ened and stimulating array of mental fitmemory programs at Belmont Village ness programs. TV, bingo and karaoke Senior Living. “Forgetfulness is not are not acceptable mainstays. The most benign; it is a warning sign and the effective mental work-outs are therapeuSenior Living Industry should be pre- tic, with goals and objectives. They offer pared with dementia-capable staff and a mental stretch and a sense of purprograms offered in a dementia-friendly pose. Done right, they’re still fun, but in environment.” a more energetic and meaningful way.” According to Dr. William Thies, Now more than ever, consumers are Ph.D., Alzheimer’s Association’s chief better positioned to make informed decimedical and scientific officer, “The sions about senior living. Look for guidelines allows policy makers to better providers who offer a range of memory assess the need for everything from care options and can provide adaptable research dollars to care services… And, programs designed to help maintain give us a basis for creating the next gen- function at each stage of the cognitive eration of Alzheimer’s treatments that continuum. will benefit every stage of the game.” “The Senior Living industry is in the
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sponsoring bands. Fundraising totals, audience votes, and evaluations by a panel of judges all factored in to the final scoring. The winning band, Run DLA of the firm DLA Piper LLP, earned $44,000 for its chosen organization, the L.A. Regional Food Bank. While both Run DLA and the second-place finisher, Exposition Deposition (Venable LLP and Ziffren Brittenham LLP), had performed at the original Law Rocks Los Angeles concert in 2012, Friday’s lineup also featured groups making their first appearance at the event. Among the newcomers were Willful Misconduct made up of personnel from Latham & Watkins LLP – who led the pre-event fundraising with $22,960 and who ultimately finished fourth overall. “While winning the competition would have been great, all the organizations really won,” said Scott Hodgkins, a partner at Latham & Watkins and one of Willful Misconduct’s guitarists. “Our fundraising helped raise the bar for the other firms, and it was that collective effort that led to [LawRocks] increasing their money from last year’s event.
We feel great about our participation.” Willful Misconduct’s chosen charity was the Good Shepherd Center, which provides food, clothing, case management, and transitional housing for homeless women and children in Los Angeles. Founded in 1984, the center also offers employment training and skill workshops, and features a Children’s Center and Teen Center that assist children of homeless families. The band decided to perform and fund raise on behalf of the center after selecting it from a list of charitable foundations supported by Latham & Watkins. “One of [the band’s] nonlawyer members came up with the idea, and we really liked the mission of the center,” Hodgkins said. “It wasn’t a firm-wide decision, but it was a great cause we knew the firm supported.” “[Giving back] is part of our general philosophy,” said Joseph Farrell, a partner at the firm who served as Willful Misconduct’s manager at Friday’s concert. “ There’s a lot of people and a lot of causes who need help, and as lawyers there’s some things we can do that others can’t.”
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Woods touring Beverly Hills schools. It’s a significant gesture on Torlakson’s part and confirms that Beverly Hills Unified School District is on the cusp of an incredible transformation, Woods told The Courier. “Our intense desire that focusing on science, technology, engineering and mathematics, somehow integrating the arts in there, is really the conversation,” he said. “This is the direction of the district, really in the next few years.” As part of the tour, Torlakson visited the high school’s science academy and robotics program, as well as driving to Horace Mann and meeting
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agnosed with a rare form of cancer called Fibromyxoid Sarcoma. Sienna would not, however, let the cancer bring her down. She fought through surgeries and treatments over the last three years and is now two years cancer free. It wasn’t always easy. Kalt says Sienna was nervous about being pulled out of school for treatments because her friends
with the middle school’s Science Olympiad team, which will be competing in the state finals on April 6 in Anaheim. “The whole scientific method is you try, you learn as much by your failures as by your successes,” said Torlakson, a former science teacher. “[STEM] informs young people to be informed about these [environmental] issues so they can vote better, be better citizens.” BHUSD staff is currently working to determine how to best embed a STEM program throughout the district, likely kick-starting it in the middle schools. As part of the current planning process, Chief Academic Officer Jennifer Tedford has been examining other districts’ STEM programs in order to stylize it for Beverly Hills schools.
Horace Mann Principal Steve Kessler, who told The Courier he couldn’t remember a State Superintendent ever visiting the BHUSD in his 37 years with the district, said the Huskies are committed to being at the forefront of the forthcoming STEM curriculum. “We were just so honored,” Kessler said of Torlakson’s visit yesterday. “He was really taken by our enthusiasm over STEM. It’s something that we need to really take on.” Woods emphasized that the current Board of Education is united in its commitment to supporting STEM education. “I kind of have a sense that this could be one of the most important moves we make in this district,” he said.
would ask why she was leaving and she was scared to tell them where she was going. “I said ‘baby, tell them that you have cancer and you are going to get your treatments,’” Kalt said. Now 9-years-old, Sienna says she wouldn’t change a thing. “I’m happy I went through this,” Sienna told The Courier. “It’s really fun, but its scary... it’s fun because you meet a lot of new friends and get presents, but it’s scary because of the sur-
gery.” With two cancer-free years, Sienna says thinking about cancer doesn’t scare her. “No, it just makes me feel normal,” Sienna said. Sienna said she is looking forward to seeing all her friends and meeting new friends at this year’s Relay for Life event. “It’s really fun and the money goes to people with cancer to help find a cure,” Sienna said. “It would be really nice to have everyone there.”
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Melanie Edward (left) and Kim Harrison are featured in Cinderella: The True Story at Hollywood’s Nine O’Clock Players Theatre for Children, located in the Assistance League of L.A., 1367 N. St. Andrews Pl. Shows are at 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through March 24. Tickets are $12. Visit: www.nineoclockplayers.com.
Desert Roundup “Magnificent!” is only one superlative used to describe the BP Paribas Open now underway at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden through March 17. It has grown to become the largest ATP World Tour and WTA combined two-week event and now offering more than $12 million in total prize money. Professionals flock to the Desert for this tournament which, aside from the four Grand Slams, ranks as the world’s biggest. While two weeks of non-stop action, covered “live” by the Tennis Channel, satisfies most net junkies, there are other daily happenings designed to capture the attention of diehard and casual fans alike. One of these is tonight’s “Salute to Heroes Night,” featuring a ceremony recognizing veterans, military personnel, police and firemen, and coinciding with a mobile exhibit containing an authentic, meticulously maintained collection of original World War II memorabilia including uniforms, weapons, a restored 1941 Jeep and other historic technological equipment of the 1940s. Saturday is Emirates Day in honor of Emirates Airline, a major event sponsor. Fans can participate in the “Emirates Airline Ball Flight” and “Spot the Cap” promotions, when they can win prizes including round-trip airfare from L.A.X. to Dubai. Back by popular demand is the BNP Paribas tennis ball recycling program. Held on the weekends, the first 1,000 fans, each day, who bring in six or more used tennis balls will receive one free can of new Penn tennis balls. Net fans instantly recognize the names of brothers, Bob and Mike Bryan–arguably the best doubles’ team in the history of the game. What is less known is that they also perform as the Bryan Brothers Band, and will do so each night from tonight through next Friday, March 15 at the Village Stage, a 19,000-square foot shaded stage erected last year at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden. Think this tennis venue can’t get any better? We have it on good authority that beginning Monday, March 18, crews will begin work on a $70-million expansion to include a new 8,000-seat second stadium and 2,000 more parking spaces along with two restaurants. Although the infusion of new money (billionaire Larry Ellison’s) is always helpful, the success of what is now the BNP Paribas Open didn’t happen overnight, or even over a couple of years. One of the driving forces behind taking a moribund tournament and turning it into the major success it is today is Charlie Pasarell, the former tournament director, managing partner and owner of the BNP Paribas Open. In recognition of his contributions to the sport, it has just been announced Charlie has been elected to the International Tennis Hall of Fame; another ace by this former UCLA star.
POLICE BLOTTER The following burglaries,robberies and grand thefts have been reported by BHPD. Streets are usually indicated by block numbers. Losses in brackets. BURGLARIES GRAND THEFTS 2/12 700 Foothill Rd. ($55) 1/15 500 N. Palm Dr. 2/14 9600 W. Olympic Bl. ($3,245) ($1,300) 2/04 100 N. Crescent Dr. 2/16 100 Spalding Dr. ($2,500) ($1,750) 2/06 8800 W. Olympic Bl. 2/19 300 N. Foothill Rd. ($20,895) ($43,500) 2/09 700 Alta Dr. 2/21 Alden Dr. & Oakhurst ($17,935) Dr. ($890) 2/12 8500 Wilshire Bl. 2/22 600 Arden Dr. ($1,300) ($39,100) 2/12 700 Foothill Rd. 2/25 300 N. Palm Dr. ($3,910) ($1,990) 2/12 700 Foothill Rd. 2/25 300 N. Palm Dr. ($2,550) ($1,420) 2/12 100 S. Robertson Bl. 2/28 8900 Wilshire Bl. ($900) ($60) 2/13 500 N. Roxbury Dr. 3/01 800 N. Alpine Dr. ($3,840) ($160) 2/13 9300 Charleville Bl. 3/01 800 N. Alpine Dr. ($23,500) ($60) 2/14 800 N. Camden 3/01 300 N. Canon Dr. Dr.($1,200) ($400,000) 2/14 700 N. Rodeo Dr. 3/01 500 Evelyn Pl. ($40,400) ($2,125) 2/15 400 N. Foothill Rd. 3/01 300 S. La Cienega Bl. ($4,200) ($1,400) 2/17 400 N. Beverly Dr. 3/02 700 N. Maple Dr. ($1,500) ($2,490) 2/25 700 N. Elm Dr. ROBBERIES ($2,455) 2/13 900 N. Roxbury Dr. 2/25 8300 Wilshire Bl. ($785) ($1,250) 2/21 Sunset Bl. & N. 2/27 200 N. La Peer Dr. Hillcrest Rd. ($415) ($2,351) 2/21 S. Palm Dr. & 2/27 200 N. Rodeo Dr. Olympic Bl. ($115) ($10,650)
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THE NEW YORK TIMES SUNDAY MAGAZINE CROSSWORD PUZZLE
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108 Staffs 109 Winged
53 Back down
110 “I’m ___ you!”
16 Miss ___
54 Detour signalers
111 Big name in ’60s
17 Common abbr. after
56 The left, informally
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60 Siberian city
115 Back down
61 Jacket decoration
118 Sheen, in Sheffield
64 Handles receptions,
say 65 Back down
72 Joint committee?
122 Mark, e.g.
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123 Boxer nicknamed
77 Talks without 79 Envelope abbr. 80 Like some firs
86 Pascal’s law
87 Ball partner
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97 La ___ Tar Pits
42 Sprinkler conduit
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43 Back down
101 Made one
9 Certain grilling
46 Run out
102 Tough situation
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33 Blooming tree 34 Publishes
35 Slightest complaint
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47 Yahoo 48 Yahoo! had one in 1996: Abbr. 49 Kind of rat
67 Postseason football game played in Mobile, Ala.
52 Inside look?
55 Dish out
69 Extreme aversion
57 Actress Berger
70 Author Canetti
59 Model material,
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66 Lay to rest
75 Got ___ on (nailed)
76 Candy since 1927
108 Paul Bunyan, e.g.
109 Do with a pick,
81 Where you gotta go?
99 Procrastinator ’s response
112 French key
82 Take a card 84 Actor Silver 85 Frivolous types 89 Demonstrates 91 Be rewarded for good service 92 Quai d’Orsay setting
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Page 22 | March 8, 2013 TSG No.: 7520802 TS No.: C A 1 2 0 0 2 4 9 3 1 0 FHA/VA/PMI No.: APN: 5529-001-080 Property Address: 1015 NORTH KINGS ROAD #115 WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA 90069 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 01/27/2010. 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. On 03/28/2013 at 10:00 A.M., First American Title Insurance Company, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded 02/02/2010, as Instrument No. 20100147691, in book , page , , of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, State of California. Executed by: BOBBY DONALD LEE, AN UNMARRIED MAN, 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) 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 described as: AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED IN THE ABOVE MENTIONED DEED OF TRUST APN# 5529-001080 The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 1015 NORTH KINGS ROAD #115, 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, 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 $419,118.61. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust has deposited all documents evidencing the obligations secured by the Deed of Trust and has declared all sums secured thereby immediately due and payable, and has caused a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be executed. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to
P U B L I C N OT I C E S Sell to be recorded in the County where the real property is located. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call (916)939-0772 or visit this Internet Web http://search.nationwideposting.com/propertySea rchTerms.aspx, using the file number assigned to this case CA1200249310 Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. If the 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. First American Title Insurance Company First American Title Insurance Company 3 FIRST AMERICAN WAY SANTA ANA, CA 92707 Date: FOR TRUSTEE'S SALE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL (916)939-0772 First American Title Insurance Company MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY I N F O R M AT I O N OBTAINED MAY BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE.NPP0214183 BEVERLY HILLS COURIER 03/08/2013, 03/15/2013, 03/22/2013 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2013025500 The following is/are doing business
as: BEVERLY HILLS URGENT CARE 822 S. Robertson Blvd. #350, Los Angeles, CA 90035; Safvati Beverly Hills Medical Corp. 822 S. Robertson Blvd. #350, Los Angeles, CA 90035; The business is conducted by: A CORPORATION, registrant(s) has begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein February 2008: Shahriar Safvati, M.D., President: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: February 06, 2013; Published: February 15, 22, March 01, 08, 2013 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2013025407 The following is/are doing business as: MAGIC TOUCH WAXING SALON 321 S. Beverly Dr. #P, Beverly Hills, CA 90212; Genia Beker 321 S. Beverly Dr. #P, Beverly Hills, CA 90212; The business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL, registrant(s) has begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein June 18, 1991: Genia Beker: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: February 06, 2013; Published: February 15, 22, March 01, 08, 2013 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2013025411 The following is/are doing business as: 1) CENTER FOR ADVANCED SINUS SURGERY 2) CENTER FOR ADVANCED PAROTID SURGERY 3) CENTER FOR ADVANCED PARATHYROID SURGERY 4) CENTER FOR ADVANCED THYROID SURGERY 9401 Wilshire Blvd. #650, Beverly Hills, CA 90212; Babak Larian M.D., Inc. 333 S. Crescent Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90212; The business is conducted by: A CORPORATION, registrant(s) has NOT begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein: Babak Larian M.D., Inc., President: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: February 06, 2013; Published: February 15, 22, March 01, 08, 2013 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2013025432 The following is/are doing business as: BOVINO RAILSBACK LLP 9720 Wilshire Blvd. 6th Flr., Beverly Hills, CA 90211; Marcy Railsback 340 N. Beachwood Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90004; David A. Bovino 804 Hunter Creek Rd., Aspen, CO 81611; The business is conducted by: A LIMITED LIABILITY PARTNERSHIP, registrant(s) has begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein January 24, 2013: Marcy Railsback: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: February 06, 2013; Published: February 15, 22, March 01, 08, 2013 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2013025447 The following is/are doing business as: MATCH MADE 4 TWO 209 El Camino Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90212; Ilene Woolf 209 El Camino Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90212; Susan Scott 209 El Camino Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90212; The business is conducted by: A GENERAL PARTNERSHIP, registrant(s) has NOT begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein: Ilene Woolf: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: February 06, 2013; Published: February 15, 22, March 01, 08, 2013 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2013025454 The following is/are doing business as: LA DIGITAL PRINT & COPY 437 S. Robertson Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211; Diversified Funding Solutions, Inc. 437 S. Robertson Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211; The business is conducted by: A CORPORATION, registrant(s) has begun to trans-
act business under the name(s) listed herein January 01, 2013: Morris Nass, President: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: February 06, 2013; Published: February 15, 22, March 01, 08, 2013 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2013025465 The following is/are doing business as: 1) FURNITURE MEDIC BY PRECISION WOOD WORKS 2) FURNITURE MEDIC 1420 S. Oakhurst Dr. #101, Los Angeles, CA 90035; Alan Robert Gordon 1420 S. Oakhurst Dr. #101, Los Angeles, CA 90035; Elizabeth Ann Shatzkin 1420 S. Oakhurst Dr. #101, Los Angeles, CA 90035 The business is conducted by: A GENERAL PARTNERSHIP, registrant(s) has NOT begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein: Alan Robert Gordon: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: February 06, 2013; Published: February 15, 22, March 01, 08, 2013 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2013025479 The following is/are doing business as: 1) ALTERNATIVES ADDICTION TREATMENT 2) ALTERNATIVES 226 S. Beverly Dr. #225, Beverly Hills, CA 90212; Life Management Skills, Inc. 226 S. Beverly Dr. #225, Beverly Hills, CA 90212; The business is conducted by: A CORPORATION, registrant(s) has NOT begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein: Marc Kern, CEO: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: February 06, 2013; Published: February 15, 22, March 01, 08, 2013 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2013019912 The following is/are doing business as: OAK FITNESS CLUB 9346 Civic Center Dr. #145, Beverly Hills, CA 90210; Performance Strength and Wellness 6607 Orange St., Los Angeles, CA 90048; The business is conducted by: A CORPORATION, registrant(s) has begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein October 25, 2012: Aaron King, President: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: January 29, 2013; Published: February 22, March 01, 08, 15, 2013 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2013019921 The following is/are doing business as: CINEMA CONSULTING SERVICES, INC. 6380 Wilshire Blvd. #1115, Los Angeles, CA 90048; Celebrity Video Distribution, Inc. 6380 Wilshire Blvd. #1115, Los Angeles, CA 90048; The business is conducted by: A CORPORATION, registrant(s) has begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein October 05, 2012: R. Feinstein, President: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: January 29, 2013; Published: February 22, March 01, 08, 15, 2013 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2013019891 The following is/are doing business as: GET WIRELESS 118 S. Beverly Dr. #207, Beverly Hills, CA 90212; Quirino Lopez 118 S. Beverly Dr. #207, Beverly Hills, CA 90212; The business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL, registrant(s) has NOT begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein: Quirino Lopez: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: January 29, 2013; Published: February 22, March 01, 08, 15, 2013 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2013024017 The following is/are doing business as: 1) KANOON 2) DRONA 250 N. Wetherly Dr., Beverly
Hills, CA 90211; Kanoon Software Systems, Inc. 250 N. Wetherly Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90211; The business is conducted by: A CORPORATION, registrant(s) has begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein January 01, 1998: Rony Sawdayi, President: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: February 05, 2013; Published: February 22, March 01, 08, 15, 2013 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2013033971 The following is/are doing business as: 607 ALTA PARTNERSHIP 607 N. Alta Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210; Sam Kreitenberg & Irene Kreitenberg Marital Trust 607 N. Alta Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210; Sam Kreitenberg & Irene Kreitenberg By-Pass Trust 607 N. Alta Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210; Harvey Kreitenberg 245 S. Hudson Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90004; Arthur Kreitenberg 12012 Silver Fox Rd., Los Alimitos, CA 90720; Manny Lee Kreitenberg 11957 Darlington Ave. #102, Los Angeles, CA 90049; The business is conducted by: A GENERAL PARTNERSHIP, registrant(s) has NOT begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein: Manny Kreitenberg, Managing Partner: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: February 20, 2013; Published: March 01, 08, 15, 22, 2013 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2013034019 The following is/are doing business as: 1) VIVIANA LEVI WYNNE M.D. 2) BEVERLY HILLS MEDICAL HYPNOSIS.COM 420 S. Beverly Dr. #100-11, Beverly Hills, CA 90212; Viviana Levi Wynne M.D. 420 S. Beverly Dr. #100-11, Beverly Hills, CA 90212; The business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL, registrant(s) has NOT begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein: Viviana Levi Wynne M.D.: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: February 20, 2013; Published: March 01, 08, 15, 22, 2013 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2013034026 The following is/are doing business as: NICHOLAS/BUDD ARCHITECTS, LLP 7958 W. 3rd St., Los Angeles, CA 90048; William R. Nicholas, Jr. 1119 Las Pulgas Place, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272; Susan C. Budd 1119 Las Pulgas Place, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272; The business is conducted by: A LIMITED PARTNERSHIP, registrant(s) has NOT begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein: William R. Nicholas, Jr., Partner: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: February 20, 2013; Published: March 01, 08, 15, 22, 2013 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2013034059 The following is/are doing business as: 1) RADIANCE LIGHT & POWER CO. 2) STRESS MASTERY SYSTEMS 918 N. Havenhurst Dr. #109, West Hollywood, CA 90046; Joyce Kenyon 918 N. Havenhurst Dr. #109, West Hollywood, CA 90046; The business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL, registrant(s) has begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein 1994: Joyce Kenyon: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: February 20, 2013; Published: March 01, 08, 15, 22, 2013 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2013034067 The following is/are doing business as: BRISTOL KID 9543 Kirkside Rd., Los Angeles, CA 90035; Janet E. Kahen, A Married Woman, As Her Sole and Separate Property 9543 Kirkside Rd., Los Angeles, CA
90035; The business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL, registrant(s) has begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein January 01, 2013: Janet E. Kahan: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: February 20, 2013; Published: March 01, 08, 15, 22, 2013 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2013034074 The following is/are doing business as: C.C. HIGGINS DESIGN GROUP 1151 S. Orlando Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90035; Beverly Pinnas 1151 S. Orlando Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90035; Natalie Boren 7661 Fountain Ave. #2, Los Angeles, CA 90046; The business is conducted by: A GENERAL PARTNERSHIP, registrant(s) has begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein February 13, 2013: Natalie Boren: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: February 20, 2013; Published: March 01, 08, 15, 22, 2013 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2013034084 The following is/are doing business as: JACQUE HEEBNER 4792 Park Encino Ln. #101, Encino, CA 91436; ALJMAPB, LLC 4792 Park Encino Ln. #101, Encino, CA 91436; The business is conducted by: A LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY, registrant(s) has NOT begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein: Jacque Heebner, Sole Manager: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: February 20, 2013; Published: March 01, 08, 15, 22, 2013 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2013034094 The following is/are doing business as: ORACLE TAX SOLUTIONS 137 N. Larchmont Blvd. #655, Los Angeles, CA 90004; Louis A. Bush 137 N. Larchmont Blvd. #655, Los Angeles, CA 90004; The business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL, registrant(s) has begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein January 10, 2013: Louis A. Bush: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: February 20, 2013; Published: March 01, 08, 15, 22, 2013 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2013026451 The following is/are doing business as: BEVERLY HILLS PEDIATRICS AFTER HOURS 8530 Wilshire Blvd. #520, Beverly Hills, CA 90211; Beverly Hills Pediatrics, Inc. 8530 Wilshire Blvd. #520, Beverly Hills, CA 90211; The business is conducted by: A CORPORATION, registrant(s) has NOT begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein: Scott Cohen, President: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: February 07, 2013; Published: March 01, 08, 15, 22, 2013 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2013034114 The following is/are doing business as: COMMON GROUND 137 S. Reeves Dr. #405, Beverly Hills, CA 90212; Rachelle Lewis 137 S. Reeves Dr. #405, Beverly Hills, CA 90212; The business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL, registrant(s) has begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein February 01, 2013: Rachelle Lewis: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: February 20, 2013; Published: March 01, 08, 15, 22, 2013 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2013035171 The following is/are doing business as: LA PERFUME NET 433 S. Palm Dr. #2, Beverly Hills, CA 90212; Yuvraj Chavan 433 S. Palm Dr. #2, Beverly Hills, CA 90212; The business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL, regis-
trant(s) has begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein January 15, 2012: Yuvraj Chavan: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: February 21, 2013; Published: March 01, 08, 15, 22, 2013 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2013025369 The following is/are doing business as: SHETRUSTS 455 Genesse Ave. #102, Los Angeles, CA 90036; Laura Katherine Hanson 455 Genesse Ave. #102, Los Angeles, CA 90036; The business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL, registrant(s) has begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein January 14, 2013: Laura Katherine Hanson: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: February 06, 2013; Published: March 01, 08, 15, 22, 2013 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2013023670 The following is/are doing business as: HDP YUMMIES 1716 S. Robertson Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90035; Jeanette Puertas 421 S. Wetherly Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90211; The business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL, registrant(s) has NOT begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein: Jeanette Puertas: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: February 04, 2013; Published: March 01, 08, 15, 22, 2013 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2013040192 The following is/are doing business as: GIFTS ET AL 632 N. Doheny Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90069; Shari Jacobson 1100 Alta Loma Rd. #707, Los Angeles, CA 90069; Ryan Jacobson 834 Maple, Santa Monica, CA 90405; The business is conducted by: A GENERAL PARTNERSHIP, registrant(s) has NOT begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein: Ryan Jacobson: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: February 28, 2013; Published: March 08, 15, 22, 29, 2013 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2013041300 The following is/are doing business as: RELIABLE SERVICE OF LA COUNTY 264 S. La Cienega Blvd. #1090, Beverly Hills, CA 90211; Joseph Vigil 264 S. La Cienega Blvd. #1090, Beverly Hills, CA 90211; The business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL, registrant(s) has begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein March 01, 2013: Joseph Vigil: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: March 01, 2013; Published: March 08, 15, 22, 29, 2013 LACC N/C
NOTICE— Fictitious name statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of the county clerk. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (See Section 14400, et seq., Business and Professions Code).
BEVERLY HILLS NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE TS No. 100034389 Doc ID #0001093387342005N Title Order No. 10-8136256 Investor/Insurer No. 109338734 APN No. 4340-014-070 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 07/21/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by ANTHONY MAGNES, A SINGLE MAN, dated 07/21/2005 and recorded 7/28/2005, as Instrument No. 05 1789270, in Book , Page , of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, will sell on 03/25/2013 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: 9041 KEITH AVENUE #1, 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 $911,222.15. 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 there-
P U B L I C N OT I C E S on 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. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on a property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder's office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 1800-281-8219 or visit this Internet Web site www.recontrustco.com, using the file number assigned to this case TS No. 10-0034389. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-91401-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By: Trustee's Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to col-
lect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. A4364555 03/01/2013, 03/08/2013, 03/15/2013 —————————— NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE Trustee Sale No. 458507CA Loan No. 1230196780 Title Order No. 120330609 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 03-102005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 03-22-2013 at 11:00 A.M., CALIFORNIA R E C O N V E YA N C E COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 03-242005, Book N/A, Page N/A, Instrument 05 0676854, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California, executed by: ANDREW ELISEEV, SINGLE, as Trustor, JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A., as Beneficiary, will sell at public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier's check drawn by a state or national bank, a cashier's check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a cashier's check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Sale will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to the Deed of Trust. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Place of Sale: BY THE FOUNTAIN LOCATED AT 400 CIVIC CENTER PLAZA, POMONA, CA 91766. Legal Description: A CONDOMINIUM COMPRISED OF: PARCEL 1: AN UNDIVIDED 1/40TH INTEREST IN AND TO LOT 1, OF TRACT NO. 35044, IN THE CITY OF WEST HOLLYWOOD, COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES, STATE OF CALIFORNIA, AS PER MAP RECORDED IN BOOK 937 PAGE(S) 76 AND 77 OF MAPS, IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY RECORDER OF SAID COUNTY. EXCEPT THEREFROM UNITS 1A THROUGH 40A INCLUSIVE, AS
SHOWN AND DEFINED UPON THE CONDOMINIUM PLAN RECORDED MARCH 18, 1980 AS INSTRUMENT NO. 80-272389, OFFICIAL RECORDS OF SAID COUNTY. PARCEL 2: UNIT 17A SHOWN UPON THE CONDOMINIUM PLAN REFERRED TO IN PARCEL 1 ABOVE. PARCEL 3: EXCLUSIVE EASEMENT FOR PARKING SPACES OVER THOSE PORTIONS OF PARCEL 1, ABOVE BEARING THE LETTER DESIGNATION PS 38, AS SHOWN ON THE CONDOMINIUM PLAN REFERRED TO IN PARCEL 1 ABOVE. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $646,687.59 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 1424 N CRESCENT HEIGHTS BLVD APT 40 W HOLLYWOOD, CA 90046 APN Number: 5554-005-042 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The property heretofore described is being sold "as is". In compliance with California Civil Code 2923.5(c) the mortgagee, trustee, beneficiary, or authorized agent declares: that it has contacted the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure; or that it has made efforts to contact the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure by one of the following methods: by telephone; by United States mail; either 1st class or certified; by overnight delivery; by personal delivery; by e-mail; by face to face meeting. DATE: 03-01-2013 CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY, as Trustee ROSAURA ARMENTA, ASSISTANT SECRETARY California R e c o nveya n c e Company 9200 Oakdale Avenue Mail Stop: CA24379 Chatsworth, CA 91311 800-892-6902 For Sales Information: www.lpsasap.com or 1714-730-2727 www.priorityposting.com or 1714-573-1965 www.auction.com or 1-800-2802832 CALIFORNIA R E C O N V E YA N C E COMPANY IS A DEBT C O L L E C T O R ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY I N F O R M AT I O N OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you
are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder's office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, this information can be obtained from one of the following three companies: LPS Agency Sales and Posting at (714) 7302727, or visit the Internet Web site w w w. l p s a s a p. c o m (Registration required to search for sale information) or Priority Posting and Publishing at (714) 573-1965 or visit the Internet Web site www.priorityposting.com (Click on the link for "Advanced Search" to search for sale information), or auction.com at 1-800-280-2832 or visit the Internet Web site www.auction.com, using the Trustee Sale No. shown above. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. A4364226 03/01/2013, 03/08/2013, 03/15/2013 —————————— NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE T.S. No.: 95510261 TSG Order No.: 110519277-CA-LMI A.P.N.: 4340-024-049 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 08/16/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. NBS Default Services, LLC, as the duly appointed Trustee, under and pursuant to the power of sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust Recorded 08/26/2005 as Document No.: 052058438, of Official Records in the office of
March 8, 2013 | Page 23 the Recorder of Los Angeles County, California, executed by: SHAMS D. JAVID, AN UNMARRIED MAN, as Trustor, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH (payable in full at time of sale by cash, a cashier's check drawn by a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state). All right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and state, and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. Sale Date and Time: 03/18/2013 at 11:00 AM Sale Location: By the fountain located at 400 Civic Center Plaza, Pomona, CA 91766 The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 906 N DOHENY DR APT #303, WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA 90069 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made in an "AS IS" condition, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, if any, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to-wit: $ 3 4 2 , 5 1 1 . 6 5 (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. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder's office or a title insurance com-
pany, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call, (714)730-2727 for information regarding the trustee`s sale or visit this Internet Web site, https://www.lpsasap.co m/, for information regarding the sale of this property, using the file number assigned to this case, T.S.# 9551-0261. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder`s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. The Declaration pursuant to California Civil Code, Section 2923.5(a) was fulfilled when the Notice of Default was recorded on 10/26/2011 NBS Default Services, LLC 301 E. Ocean Blvd. Suite 1720 Long Beach, CA 90802 Phone:800766-7751 Fax: 562-9835379 For Trustee Sale Information Log On To: https://www.lpsasap.co m/ or Call: (714)7302727. NBS Default Services, LLC, Gaby Ospino "We are attempting to collect a debt, and any information we obtain will be used for that purpose." A4362462 02/22/2013, 03/01/2013, 03/08/2013 —————————— FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2013 026983 The following is/are doing business as: 1) EXPRESS 2) EXPRESS MEN 818 West 7th Street, Los Angels, CA 90017; Express Fashion Operations, LLC. 1 Express Drive. Columbus, OH 43230; The business is conducted by: A LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY, registrant(s) has begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein on July 27, 2012: Steven Hutkai, VP/Assistant Treasurer, Express Fashion Operations, LLC.: Statement was filed with the County of Los Angeles: February 7, 2013; Published: March 8, 15, 22, 29 2013 LACC N/C
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Spacious, Hardwood • 1 Bdrm. BRIGHT UPPER CALL 310/413-8481 Kitchenette, microwave, + 1 Bath • floors, dishwasher, 2 BDRM. + 1 BATH • • • • • • • on-sight laundry New carpets, laundry Controlled access, Newly Remodeled, laundry facility facility and parking. and parking. WEST L.A. Upscale, Bright, Call 310/273-3602 C LOSE TO C EDARS , 310/473-1509 Gorgeous & Spacious. 12333 TeXaS Ave. B EVERLY C ENTER , With Pool, balcony, ∞∞∞∞∞∞∞ R ESTAURANT R OW . BEVERLY HILLS BRENTWOOD central air, fireplace, 1 Bdrm. +1 Bath 310/531-3992 stove, elevator, The Carlton • • • • • • • ∞∞∞∞∞∞∞ intercom entry, prkg. • • 1 Bd. + 1 Ba. 11666 Goshen Ave. • 310/476-2181 • Granite counters, bal• In The HEART of ( • ) ( • ) ( • ) ( • ) ( ) cony, stove, Close to shopping. • GORGEOUS UNITS • BEV. HILLS TRIANGLE Single dishwasher, 170 N. Crescent Dr. Central air, large Single+Loft+11/2 Ba. B R E N T W O O D intercom-entry, on-site * * balcony, pool, elevator, * * * * * ( • ) ( • ) ( • ) ( • ) ( • ) 904-908 Granville Av. laundry, parking. 2 Bdrm. +11/2 Bath on-site laundry, 2 Bd.+2 Ba. WiFi, central air/heat, 310/207-1869 intercom entry. • • • • • • * * * * * * * fireplace, patio, 320 N. La Peer Dr. Large & Bright. Includes: controlled access, • 310/246-0290 • WESTWOOD Granite counters, Pool, a/c, balcony, pool, elevator, parking, CLOSE TO Fireplace, balcony, 1380 Midvale Ave. fridge, stove, laundry laundry facility. laundry facility, S H O P S & D I N I N G rm., prkg., intercom • • • • • subterranean prkg. 1 B d . + D e n• + 1 B a . 310/312-9871 entry, elevator. Shopping & Dining in Near Whole Foods. • • • BEVERLY HILLS •
Lrg. unit. Balcony, Walk-in closet, intercom entry, laundry facility, elevator, prkg. • CHARMING & BRIGHT • Close to Cedars, restaurants, shopping & transportation.
417 S. Barrington Av.
countertops, stone entry, pool, health club, spa.
Close to U.C.L.A.
—————–––– ~ WESTWOOD ~ 10992 Ashton Ave.
• • 1 Bd.+1 Ba. • • • Single • Balcony, intercom entry, elevator, onsight laundry, prkg. Close to UCLA & Westwood Village .
ESTWOOD —————–––– 1 W 0905 Ohio Ave.
• Bright Unit • Heated pool, balcony, a/c, elevator controlled Granite counterstops, • Free WiFi Access • dishwasher, controlled access, on-site laundry, patio, on-site • Close to UCLA • access, elevator, parking. Close to laundry, On-site 1350 S. MIDVALE AVE. laundry room, parking. Brentwood Village, parking. Close to L.A., 90024 310/929-0610 Shops & Restaurants. transportation. Contact Mgr.: • 310/864-0319 • 4 Blks. to Beach. • 310/826-4889 • • 424/744-6342 •
• • Single • • •• •• •• 2 Bd.+2 Ba. •• Wifi, Bright, controlled access, balcony, pool, elevator, laundry facility, prkg.
Close To U.C.L.A. 310/477-6856
A PA RT M E N T / C O N D O R E N TA L S
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• WESTWOOD •
550 Veteran Ave. = Single = = = = = = = =
S A N T A M O N I C A WEST HOLLYWOOD B E V E R L Y H I L L S • HOLLYWOOD • 336 S. Rexford Dr. RETRO 60’S APTS. U p p e r 2 B d . + 1 B a . UPPER 1 BDRM, 1BA. ~ N E W L Y U P D A T E D ~ New carpet, large deck,
N o r t h o f W i l s h i r e Lower Spanish Duplex • CONDO QUALITY • 3 Bedroom, 2 Baths CENTURY CITY 8 4 3 4 th S t . Living room with fire= = = = = = = = Remodeled Very spacious, place, breakfast room, 2 Bd. + Den + 2 Ba. granite counters, dining room, kitchen $3,695/Month microwave, intercom with stove, fridge and entry, on-sight laundry, CENTURY TOWERS New kitchen w/ granite, 2+2 • $4,998 S.S. appl., hrwd.+stone+ dishwasher, laundry parking & WiFi. Beautiful Remodel Very close to UCLA tile flrs., french doors, room & hardwood floors. ®
Pretty Hardwood Flrs.
& Westwood Village . Custom European Kitch.
Granite Counters Stainless Steel Appl.
WILSHIRE CORRIDOR 10530-10540 Wilshire Bl.
balcony, a/c, lrg. closets, dishwasher, controlled access, elevator, laundry room, parking. Heated pool/gym/sauna. Also, 2 Bd. + 2 Ba.
with courtyard pool, laundry facility, gated parking, non-smoking building. One cat ok. $1,495/MO. 310/247-8547 310/433-1949 Call 323/823-7870
• DIANA COOK •
Approx. 1400 Sq. ft. new carpets, bright unit. Lower unit with fridge, 1 Parking. Pets OK. washer/dryer in unit Special: 1/2 Securtiy and 2 car parking.
deposit OAC. Call 310/880-7281 Call 310/278-8999
NORTH OF WILSHIRE M I R A C L E M I L E TOTALLY REMODELED A c r o s s L A C M A
UPPER 2 BDRM, 2 BATH 1 Bdrm.+1 Bath $2,150/MO. Hardwood flrs., tub/stall All new kitchen appliances, shower, stove, fridge, B E V E R L Y H I L L S CENTURY CITY ADJ. balcony, laundry facility, laundry facility. Remodeled Apt. 3 BDRM./DEN + 2 BA. parking in non-smoking 3 Bd.+2Ba. • $3,650 Lower unit. Cats ok. $2,850/MO. 2 Bd.+2Ba. • $3,300 Newly remodeled with all and no pets building. Charming 6-Unit Bldg. Ask About Move-in special Washer/dryer incld. new appliances. Elevator, Call 310/826-8819 $1,250/Month Very good location. 760/321-4999 pool, laundry facility, Very Spacious. parking in non-smoking, WEST HOLLYWOOD/ 323/898-9241 BEVERLY CENTER AREA BEVERLY HILLS ADJ no pets building. BRIGHT 2BD+ 1BA UPPER 1211 HOLT AVE #5 BEVERLY HILLS Call 310/475-8337 New hardwood floors, 1 BEDROOM, 1 BATH • TRI-PLEX • A/C, stove, fridge, lots of $1,075/MO. 253 N. Swall Dr. P R I M E L O C A T I O N closets and storage space. 1 Fridge, stove, parking. 2 Bd.+Den+2 /2 Ba. S A N T A M O N I C A Laundry facility. No pets. Call 805/379-2000 • Fully Remodeled • North of Wilshire $1,750/MO. 1,650sf. Bright, stove, 2 Bdrm. + 2 Bath Call 310/278-4884 BEVERLY HILLS fridge, washer/dryer LARGE & BEAUTIFUL in unit, 2-car garage. BACHELOR Upper front unit. Hard- BEVERLY HILLS ADJ $3,500/Month $850/MO. 8443 Blackburn Ave. wood floors, appliances, 323/304-1779 Newly Remodeled 2 BEDROOMS, 1.5 BATH patio, front+back yard. Lower with hardwood Unit. BEVERLY HILLS ADJ. 7-Blocks to Beach Clean, no-pets, non- Includes full bathroom, 1017 S. SHERBOURNE $2,595/Month smoking building. Parking. walk-in closet, hot plate Very Private & Spacious One lower $1,700 310/666-8360 and new large fridge. 2 BDRM. + 1.5 BATH One in rear $1,500 No kitchen. Street parking. upper unit with breakfast Call 310/429-5063 Utilities Included. and formal dining room. 217 S. TOWER DR. Yard, laundry & parking. BEVERLY HILLS adj.
—————–––– Mediterranean Condo —————–––– —————–––– **CENTURY CITY**
2220 S. Beverly Glen
• Single • •• •• • L o t s o f • • • Character & Charm ! Alcove fireplace, fridge, laundry facility, gated parking, intercom entry, WiFi and more.
• 310/552-8064 •
O FFERING L ANDSCAPED ROOF GARDEN WITH VIEW OF AMAZING W AT E R F E AT U R E Marble entry, Viking S.S. appl., hrwd. flrs., estate quality finish. Out cove office w/ fireplace, lrg. 2-balconies & stone
Rooftop jacuzzi with patio, laundry in unit. panoramic city views. $4,695/Month
CULVER CITY 310/980-3384 ————–––– 3830 Vinton Ave. — • • Single • • PRIME BRENTWOOD • • • • • •• 1000 Granville Ave. Pool, sauna, fridge, dishwasher intercom
Marble entry, Viking
entry, elevator, on-site S.S. appl., hrwd. flrs., 2-balconies, dishwasher, laundry, parking.
access, laundry in unit.
2 Bd. +Den +2 Ba. 1769-1775 Sycamore Av. Mediterranean Condo • Single • Bachelor O FFERING L ANDSCAPED Controlled access, WESTWOOD ROOF GARDEN WITH laundry facility. TOP FRONT 2 BD + DEN VIEW OF AMAZING $3,500/MO. Utilities Included. IMMACULATE W AT E R F E AT U R E Call 213/804-3761 323/851-3790 26’X17’ Living room,
Close to Everything.
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4 0 1 S . H O O V E R S t . BEVERLY HILLS • • • • • • • • *** DUPLEX *** • Single
• 1 Bd.+1 Ba. • • • • • • • • Control access,
pool, dishwasher, elevator, on-site laundry and parking.
On South Maple Dr. LARGE 3 + 2 UPPER Formal dining, breakfast area, skylight, A/C, double garage, No pets. $3,800/MO.
all listings are on centurycityliving.com Valet and Guest Parking. Huge Heated Pool, Security Staff, Doorman & Houseman, Switchboard Tennis, Fitness Center Business Center
$3,150/MO. Call 310/820-0122 BEVERLY HILLS ADJ BEVERLY HILLS or 818/398-7793 Bedford/Olympic 1 BEDROOM, 1 BATH NEW LISTINGS EVERYDAY 2 BD, 2 BA CONDO $1,495/MO. BEVERLY HILLS $2,150/MO. Stove, A/C, Hi-ceilings, Call for latest properties
1 block from Century City 2 BD + OFFICE + 2 BA. 4 Blks. to Beach. • 1 Bd.+1 Ba. • COLDWELL BANKER • BH Large unit over 1600 s.f. Luxury Living 310/203-8333 BEVERLY HILLS with lost of closet space, with valet, ILoveCenturyCity.com TOP BUILDING lush garden laundry facility and surrounding pool, Remodeled 2 Bdrm. underground parking. gym, elevator, etc. New hardwood floors, $3,000/MONTH PRIME BRENTWOOD Dishwasher, 3 blocks to Rodeo Dr. By Appointment Only central air, balcony. 1000 GRANVILLE AVE. $3,650/MO. Call 310/557-3516 Call: 310/470-4474 3 Bd. +Den +2 Ba. Call 310/435-9489
New countertops, oak cabinets & dishwasher. Hardwood floors, a/c, laundry, covered prkg. $2,200/Month
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Bright Front Unit 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath. $1,700/MO. 17’x13’ den with bar SUPERB LOCATION IN Lots of closets, fridge, BEVERLY HILLS Large balcony, laundry A/C. Secured building facility on every floor, NEWLY REMODELED in beautiful location. ELEVATOR, controlled 2 BEDROOM, 2 BATHS Call 310/652-7829 access, QUIET, New kitchen appliances, 12 unitsm no pets. BEVERLY HILLS washer & dryer in unit, Close to Wilshire Blvd/ 1 BEDROOM, 1 BATH wood floors, secured Westwood Blvd. $1,595/MO. building, subterranean 10966 OHIO AVE. Stove, A/C, Fridge & parking, etc. Must See! $2,400/MO. Parking. Special: 1/2 132 S. Bedford Drive Call 323/252-5600 Securtiy deposit OAC. $3,200/MO. Larry 310/456-2622 Open Sat & Sun 3-5 Call 310/278-8999
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BEVERLY HILLS $2,950/MO. 423 N. PALM DRIVE 2 BED / 1.5 BATHS Hardwood Floors Extra Large Rooms
CENTURY PARK EAST 2 BED / 2 BATHS $2,800/MO High Floor. Ocean View Large Balcony. 2 separated suites
1 BED / 1 BATH $2,800/MO High Floor. Brand New Renovation Partial Ocean View. New Kitchen Quartz Counter. New Appliances Hardwood Floor. New Luxurious Bath. Extra Quiet Location No Balcony
2 BED /2 BATHS $3,500/MO High Floor. Renovated 2 Large Balconies. 270 degree views. Hardwood & Granite
2 BED /2 BATHS $3,600/MO High Floor. Fabulous Renovation. Unobstructed City Views. Hardwood Floors. Open Kitchen. Stone Counters 2 Jumbo Balconies
CENTURY TOWERS 2 BDRMS / 3 BATHS $7,850/MO 2,000 Sq. Ft. Ultra-Modern Décor 270 degree unobstructed views Large Living room. Open Kitchen Granite Counters. Huge Master Suite
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From the Publisher CLIF SMITH
THE ELECTION...‘JUST THE FACTS!!’ We’re more pleased that the people, given Well, that’s what Jack Webb (“Sgt. Joe the facts, saw things as we see them – the future Friday”) used to say on Dragnet. As of press time, we await the final count of Beverly Hills needs to be secure, not spent from Tuesday’s city council election. With about today or committed to pensions no city can 500 votes left to count, reform candidate Vice afford. Common sense tells us that “pensions” Mayor John Mirisch decisively leads current sec- pay people for NOT working. How do we pay ond-place finisher Mayor Willie Brien. Mirisch people TO work? The “fairness” aspect looms will be elected to a second term and tradition says large. Fact: not one employee of Beverly Hills he will be named the next mayor of Beverly Hills. pays one penny towards their own retirement. Mayor Brien, the overwhelming choice of the That is just not fair. Everyone else has to pay for “old guard” insiders has a slim 62 vote advantage some or all of their own retirement. We support over former Mayor Nancy Krasne and 82 vote our public employees, but we will need people lead over planning commissioner Brian in 5, 10, 20 years in those same positions. If we Rosenstein. This narrow edge comes despite tens spend all our money for retired workers, how do of thousands of dollars of campaign ads and we hire and pay current workers? Every governspending to support what most observers would ment entity in the U.S. faces the same dilemma. It is fun to be vilified? Of course not. What have thought would have been a shoo-in for “Willie.” Three will win seats. Right now, it’s were our articles? Charts, facts, figures, amounts. probably a toss-up between Krasne and Not insults or vitriol. In return, we got back hate Rosenstein. By the time many read this editorial, mail. No fun, but that’s the price of serving the community as a real newspathe decision will be known. “If you want to know per, not a PR sheet for some. What to make of this We cite as our authority election? what’s going on in your Mirisch is an unrepentant town—whether the news is for this, among others, George Orwell and Warren reformer. His motto: “The government must stop treat- about the mayor or taxes or Buffett. Orwell wrote, “The furing the people like an ATM high school football—there machine,” clearly resonated. is no substitute for a local ther a society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate He never backed away from his positions. His votes for newspaper that is doing its those that speak it.” Buffett, who just spent —Warren Buffett transparency in government, job. nearly $400 million buying disclosure of union contracts in time for the people to be heard, and a dedica- newspapers, wrote in his most recent annual lettion to future fiscal sanity earned him first place. ter to his Berkshire Hathaway shareholders last Months ago, many speculated he could not even Friday: “If you want to know what’s going on in be reelected. Now, he takes office with a clear your town—whether the news is about the mayor mandate for reform. This comes after two years or taxes or high school football—there is no sub“in the wilderness” losing council vote after stitute for a local newspaper that is doing its job.” We did our job – we published facts. council vote 2-3 (joined only by reform Our view remains the same: “it’s about poliCouncilmember Lili Bosse). Now he has the third vote if Krasne or Rosenstein honor their pledges cy, not personality. If Willie Brien is so deserving and their direct statements. Mirisch, unlike Brien, of reelection, why not tout his record instead of had no need to resort to “independent expendi- hurling vicious insults at others?” The answer is ture” committees or outside political clubs to gen- obvious. His views will in the main be opposed in the next council. John Mirisch and Lili Bosse— erate hate mailers. joined either by Nancy It is telling that Brien Krasne or Brian Rosennever said a word to stop stein (or the long shot— the hate mail. What does both), will proceed with that tell you? reform. Bosse will beKrasne and Rosencome vice mayor. They stein, to greater or lesser will look to the future —5, degrees, sounded the 10 years down the road. same themes as Mirisch. Their task will be to stop Only Mayor Brien dethe rise of “unfunded liamurred, faced with his bilities” and to upgrade actual voting record of the City’s part in the battle pro-spending, pro-staff, and pro-Metro positions. Much of the money to stop the tunnels underneath Beverly Hills High spent on his behalf tried to conceal that record or School. Will these people “stick to their guns”? divert attention from it. The argument was: “He’s a great guy, so vote for him [and ignore his Always a question with elected officials. We record'].” That failed to earn him a first-place fin- hope so. The vote of the people of Beverly Hills is ish as he finished hundreds of votes behind four years ago. In the process, we were called every pretty clear—the people want their City for themname in the book for pointing out that $106 mil- selves, not paid staff retirement benefits. They lion in unfunded liabilities is a relevant fact. We want transparency in government. They demand don’t believe that “accounting treatments” that that our local government: “Stop treating the peobury new debts are the same as having a surplus. ple like an ATM machine.” And this is right and Naturally, we are pleased the voters sided proper. It’s also why we vote in the first place. The Courier printed facts and advocated with The Courier to elect a solid majority of proreform candidates regardless of whether Krasne or positions that will guarantee that Beverly Hills Rosenstein wins. In the off-chance that Brien will still enjoy unequalled public safety—police, drops below the other two, the vote for policy fire, paramedic—into the foreseeable future. To claim otherwise is just not supported by over personality would be complete. Maybe the facts. that’s why he lost the election-day vote.
Rabbi Jacob Pressman THE NAME CHANGE GAME While working on another subject, I was struck once again by the way many people, particularly those in show business, have changed their original names. In more prestigious times, many changed their given names for something that played better in literature or entertainment. Let me share a few of those changes, which may be of interest to you: •Woody Allen was born Allan Stewart Konigsberg. •Dyan Cannon was born Samille Diane Friesen. •Elliot Gould was Elliot Goldstein. •Estelle Harris was Estelle Nussbaum. •Michael Landon was Eugene Maurice Horowitz. •Piper Laurie was Rosetta Jacobs. •Steve Lawrence was Sidney Liebowitz. •Cute Shari Lewis was born Sonia Phyllis Hurwitz. •Joan Rivers shortened hers from Joan Alexandra Molinsky Sanger Rosenberg. •Gene Wilder was Jerome Silberman. •Bea Arthur was Bernice Frankel. •Popular Lauren Bacall was born Betty Joan Perske. •Mel Brooks came in as Melvin Kaminsky. •Lenny Bruce as Leonard Schneider. •Samantha Harris was born Samantha Harris Shapiro. •Winona Ryder was born Winona Horowitz. •Nikki Ziering was born Natalie Schiele. •Brad Garrett was born Bradley Harold Gerstenfeld. •Lesli Kay was born Lesli Pushkin. •Jon Stewart was born Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz. •Jason Alexander came in as Jay Greenspan. •Jane Seymour was born Joyce Frankenberg. •Albert Brooks was born Albert Lawrence Einstein. •Bob Dylan was born Robert Allen Zimmerman. •Lainie Kazan was Lanie Levine. •And finally, little Jackie Pressman from West Philadelphia, changed my name to Dr. Rabbi Jacob Pressman, DD, DR, your devoted servant, and proud contributor to The Beverly Hills Courier.
LETTER TO THE EDITOR One of the nice things about living here is that many parts of it are walkable. This past Saturday my peregrinations took me to my haircut on Roxbury near Wilshire, Whole Foods on Crescent, the bank on Beverly and South (“little”) Santa Monica, and the pharmacy a few blocks west at Bedford. I noticed that Beverly HIlls is becoming almost as dirty as neighboring Los Angeles. The sidewalks are littered, cracked, and stained with chewing gum, tar, unidentifiable material, and dog waste in various states of freshness or aging. If we are to remain a world-class destination, municipal efforts should be dedicated to fixing and cleaning the sidewalks, at least in the triangle bounded by Wilshire, Canon or Crescent to the east, and “little” Santa Monica, and perhaps extending along South Beverly Drive from Wilshire to Olympic. Some businesses, mainly restaurants and coffee shops, have someone sweep the sidewalk and street in front of them, but most do not. Maybe we could even install nice patterned sidewalks like some cities do. But existing sidewalks should be in good shape and clean. Daniel Fink
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