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March 29, 2013
Mirisch, Bosse, Krasne Call For City Hall Reform And Transparency At Beverly Hills City Council Installation Updated from www.bhcourier.com
By Matt Lopez When John Mirisch spoke for the first time as Mayor Wednesday night, the words that propelled his successful campaign for Beverly Hills City Council echoed louder than ever. “Let’s be open, efficient and inclusive,” Mirisch told a packed crowd at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Beverly Hills. “Let’s set the standards, try to be a light unto oth-
RELAY FOR LIFE: Christy Fuhrer beats cancer with help from her husband. 4
Beverly Hills youth singers take center stage at Connecticut conference. 4
er cities… we need to make strides in advancing good, local government.” Transparency, openness and reform were the themes of the night Wednesday at the Academy with Mayor Mirisch, new Vice Mayor Lili Bosse and new councilmember and former mayor Nancy Krasne all calling for major change at City Hall. “When you do things out in (see ‘REFORM,’ page 11)
Antonovich, Poitier, Pregerson, Yaroslavsky Swear In Beverly Hills City Councilmembers
BHHS varsity volleyball team brings home tournament championship. 5
El Rodeo students show their skills in school variety show. 5
Dr. Fran on bullying and how to have a peaceful family holiday. 13 •Real Estate 9 •Health & Wellness 12 •Birthdays 20
NEW LEADERSHIP—John Mirisch, Lili Bosse and Nancy Krasne were sworn in on the 2013 Beverly Hills City Council on Wednesday. Pictured top: Mirisch with son, Vincent, is sworn in by L.A. County Supervisor Mike Antonovich. Pictured above, left: Bosse is sworn in by Oscar-winner Sidney Poitier. Pictured above, right: Krasne is sworn in by Federal Judge Dean Pregerson. More photos pg. 18 & 19. Courier Photos By Matt Lopez
Beverly Hills Sets Sights On Illegal Asian Massage Parlors By Matt Lopez Is a Beverly Hills health spa really a front for an undercover prostitution business? The City of Beverly Hills believes so and has set its sights on Everhealth, a spa at 9016 Olympic Blvd. that has been rubbing City officials and some residents the wrong way for the better part of the last year.
It took Meryl Rizzotti, a concerned resident who lives on Almont Drive adjacent to the spa, to originally shed a light on the situation. Rizzotti told The Courier she began seeing scantily clad asian women in “skimpy shorts and tops” leaving the back of the facility in late 2010. That was (see ‘MASSAGE,’ page 11)
By Matt Lopez Mayor John Mirisch may have his hands full helping defend Beverly Hills High School against Metro’s tunneling, but after Wednesday night it’s clear he has a very important ally in his corner.
A FAMILY AFFAIR—Rene Barbera stars as Don Ramiro (the Prince) and Kate Lindsey as Angelina (his Cinderella) in the L.A. Opera’s magical production of the beloved Rossini opera, Cinderella (La Cenerentola). Lovely voices, beautiful melodies, colorful costumes and sets— bring the children.
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Beverly Hills High Robotics Wins Coveted Chairman’s Cup By Laura Coleman The Beverly Hills High School Robotics Team won the prestigious Chairman’s Cup award this past weekend at the L.A. Regional Tournament for FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology.)
“The Chairman’s Award is the most coveted award of the competition,” Robotics captain Jeffrey Toobi told The Courier. “Basically what this means is that our team should be a model for everyone in our region and everyone (see ‘ROBOTICS,’ page 3)
Photos by Steve Cohn
Editorial from Rabbi Pressman AND MORE
ROBOTICS CHAMPS—The Beverly Hills High School Robotics Team won the coveted Chairmans Cup at last weekend’s L.A. Regional Tournament. Pictured above (L-R): Robert Katz, Jeffrey Toobi, Jake Peskin, Natasha Natarajan and Eva Zheng.
(see ‘SWEARING IN,’ page 3)
25TH ANNIVERSARY— The Beverly Hills Police Officers Association hosted a Kick Off event to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of The Black and White Gala last Wednesday evening at The Peninsula Beverly Hills. This year’s event on Nov. 4 at The Beverly Hilton will be the 25th Annual Black and White Gala. Pictured (from left): Bruce Meyer, Raylene Meyer, Ellyn Snowden and BHPD Chief Dave Snowden.
George Christy, Page 6 The 26th Annual Gypsy Awards Of The Professional Dancers Society Honored Ben Vereen; Advice For Jay Leno From Linda Stasi About How To Handle The Turmoil At NBC
Metro Board Chair and L.A. County Supervisor Mike Antonovich, who has long been outspoken against the MTA’s attempt to force a tunnel under Beverly Hills High School, was among a handful of dignitaries
Alternating with Kate Lindsey in the Cinderella role is Ketevan Kemoklidze (inset). The three-hour opera runs through April 7. For more photos, see George Christy’s column on page 6.
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NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING Expertis ships
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Beverly Hills City Council, at its Study Session meeting, to be held on Thursday, April 11, 2013, will conduct a site visit at 4:30 p.m. to the properties commonly referred to as the Gateway properties (9900 Santa Monica Boulevard, 9848 Wilshire Boulevard and 9817 Wilshire Boulevard) and to the site of the Kenquest building (499 North Canon Drive). The public is invited to attend. Transportation will be provided from City Hall (Crescent Drive) or interested persons may meet at the Gateway properties site at the southwest corner of Santa Monica and Wilshire Boulevards adjacent to the Starbucks. At the City Councilâ€™s formal meeting on Thursday, April 11, 2013 at 7:00 p.m., the City Council will provide questions to staff regarding the Gateway properties and the proposed Gateway Project (see below) so staff may prepare information and respond to the questions at a future City Council public hearing that will be separately noticed. The City Council meetings on April 11, 2013 will be held in the Council Chambers of the City Hall, 455 N. Rexford Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210.
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING DATE:
April 9, 2013
7:00 PM, or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard
LOCATION: Commission Meeting Room 280A, Beverly Hills City Hall 455 North Rexford Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210 The Planning Commission of the City of Beverly Hills, at its SPECIAL meeting on Tuesday, April 9, 2013, will hold a public hearing beginning at 7:00 PM, or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard to consider: A request for project amendments associated with a previously approved Conditional Use Permit allowing the construction of a new Lexus car dealership on the property located at 9230 Wilshire Boulevard. The Conditional Use Permit was previously approved by the City Council on January 10, 2012. The proposed project amendments consist of a reduction in service bays from 70 to 49, which will be accomplished through the elimination of 1 level of subterranean construction and the relocation of 16 service bays to a portion of the buildingâ€™s second floor. The overall height and footprint of the project remain unchanged. This project has been assessed in accordance with the authority and criteria contained in the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), the State CEQA Guidelines, and the environmental regulations of the City. The City Council previously certified an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the project on January 10, 2012, and the City has prepared an Addendum to the EIR that addresses the proposed project amendments. Any interested person may attend the meeting and be heard or present written comments to the Commission. According to Government Code Section 65009, if you challenge the Commission's action in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the City, either at or prior to the public hearing. If there are any questions regarding this notice, please contact Ryan Gohlich, Senior Planner in the Planning Division at 310.285.1194, or by email at email@example.com. Copies of the applications, plans, and EIR Addendum are on file in the Community Development Department, and can be reviewed by any interested person at 455 North Rexford Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210. Approved as to form: Jonathan Lait, AICP, City Planner
The Gateway Project is a proposed ordinance of the City of Beverly Hills that would create the Commercial Planned Development Gateway Overlay Zone for three parcels of former railroad right-of-way property located at 9900 Santa Monica Boulevard, 9848 Wilshire Boulevard and 9817 Wilshire Boulevard currently zoned Transportation (T-1) and all immediately adjacent parcels currently zoned for Commercial (C-3) use (the â€œGateway propertiesâ€?); and, a General Plan land use amendment for future commercial developments of these parcels. Development under the proposed overlay zone would be consistent with the objectives and development standards associated with the proposed overlay zone. The properties, which together total approximately 4.6 acres in size, are located between the north roadway of Santa Monica Boulevard and the south roadway of Santa Monica Boulevard, on either side of the intersection of Santa Monica and Wilshire Boulevards. The Gateway Project was reviewed at City Council public hearings on June 19, 2012 and July 24, 2012 and videotape of these meetings, as well as copies of all documents provided to the City Council for these meetings, may be viewed on the Cityâ€™s website at www.beverlyhills.org. If there are any questions regarding this notice, please contact Michele McGrath, Principal Planner in the Community Development Department, Planning Division at 310.285.1135 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Copies of all relevant material, including the proposed overlay zone and environmental review documents, are available for review in the Planning Division, at 455 N. Rexford Drive, Suite 100, Beverly Hills, CA 90210. BYRON POPE, CMC City Clerk
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should do things like us.” The regional award for best overall team is the result of a comprehensive effort by the 75-member BHHS team to design and construct a discthrowing robot from blueprints to final assembly in six weeks, in addition to crafting a business plan and marketing strategy. The team’s robot competed from Thursday to Saturday at the Long Beach Arena in games where alliances of three robots each play on a 23-by-54-foot field to shoot discs into goals. BHHS Freshman John Levin, who controls the robot for the team using a joystick, praised recent improvements
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on hand Wednesday to swear in the new Beverly Hills City Council at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Beverly Hills. Antonovich swore in Mirisch as mayor while Oscarwinner Sir Sidney Poitier swore in Lili Bosse as vice mayor. Nancy Krasne was sworn in by U.S. Court of Appeals judge Harry Pregerson, federal judge Dean Pregerson and Diane Pregerson Glazer. Willie Brien was sworn in by L.A. County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky. Antonovich said he was honored to swear in Mirisch and said he has “enjoyed working with him in the past and look forward to working with him in the future.” “From the very beginning [Antonovich] saw that the process... was rigged, fueled by old-school crony capitalism,” Mirisch said of the City’s fight with Metro. “Chairman Antonovich..I ask for your help, we’re not walking away from any tables, but we are not willing to sacrifice our only high school for the sake of well-connected special interests.” Poitier called Bosse “one of the most amazing people we have representing us in all the ways that are necessary for this great City.” “Mr. Poitier... is our City’s beloved treasure and a longtime resident of Beverly Hills,” Bosse said. She thanked Poitier and wife, Joanna, for being “the remarkable guardian angels that you are.” The Pregersons’ spoke briefly and said they were honored to swear in Krasne. “Harry is a 9th Circuit Court of Appeals Federal Judge, Dean is on the federal bench downtown and Diane’s an attorney too,” Krasne said. “So if you don’t think I’ve been sworn in... this is the trifecta of swearins.” Brien thanked Yaroslavsky for doing the honor of swearing him in, calling Yaroslavsky his “political mentor.”
made to the robot’s climbing and throwing ability after a less-than-stellar performance crippled the team’s robot at the San Diego regional competi-
tion earlier this month. “We made a lot of additions in San Diego that became very effective in Los Angeles,” he said.
Next month, 20 representatives from the high school’s robotics team will compete in the FIRST international championship against roughly 400
March 29, 2013 | Page 3 teams from across the globe, to be held in Missouri from April 24 to 27.
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OAKE CONFERENCE–Under the direction of music teachers Judith Chan, Christa Gutheinz, Fred Pinto and Ethan Smith, 14 students from BHUSD performed at First Cathedral in Connecticut for the OAKE National Conference last Saturday. The Children’s Choir sang the opening ceremony for a 5K run for Sandy Hook families. Pictured (back row, from left): Ashlynn Chong, Willa Ziegenfuss, Bridgette Fussman, Celine Emein. Third row: Sophia Schirmer and Liv Berg. Second row: Rachel Asher, Sean Natarajan and Justin Wolfe. Front row: Shayna Eastman and Eva Simon. Not pictured: Gabrielle Balsz, Olivia Billingsley and Angela Braun.
Architectural Commission Green Lights Infiniti Facade Remodel By Matt Lopez One obstacle was cleared for the proposed Infiniti dealership at 8825 Wilshire Blvd. last Wednesday when it received approval on a facade remodel by the Beverly Hills Architectural Commission. The commission approved a glass-panel facade for the part of the building facing Wilshire, a sandstone textured cement plaster facade facing North Clark Drive, and a
curved corner leading into the monument part of the Infiniti sign. “I really love the curve,” Commissioner Andrea Gardner Apatow said of the design. The commission approved the design under the condition that a delineation be made to create an “aesthetic differentiation” between the Infiniti site and 8801 Wilshire Blvd. next door.
B E V E R LY H I L L S M A I N N E W S
TEAMWORK–Chrisian Fuhrer never left his wife Christy’s side during her cancer battle, even as she fought off the devastating side effects of chemotherapy.
RELAY FOR LIFE: Christy Fuhrer Battles Breast Cancer With Husband By Her Side By Matt Lopez There’s never a good time for a cancer diagnosis, but for Horace Mann teacher Christy Fuhrer, her 2000 breast cancer diagnosis was at the very least well timed.
For starters, her and her husband, Hawthorne Vice Principal Christian Fuhrer, were attempting to start a family when she discovered her lump. Christy says she “couldn't imagine” how difficult it would
have been to deal with her cancer if she were pregnant, or if the couple had just given birth to a baby. Perhaps more timely for Christy, however, was the fact (see ‘RELAY FOR LIFE’ page 14)
LUNCHING LADIES–Beverly Hills residents Olympia and Sofia Lifson took in lunch at The Beverly Hills Hotel on March 23 to celebrate Olympia’s fifth birthday.
(see ‘INFINITI’ page 14)
RINGO THE RESCUE STAR–Ringo is a four to five year-old Parson Jack Russell Terrier. He is sweet, fun and easy going. Already housetrained, he is good with people but not sure about cats. Ringo’s owners fell on hard times and couldn't take him when they lost their house. Those interested in giving this great guy a second chance at a forever home can contact ShelterHopePetShop.org at 818-453-5798.
Rec & Parks Commission Tackles Youth Football Split By Matt Lopez Is Beverly Hills big enough for two youth football teams? That is the question the Recreation & Parks Commission attempted to tackle at its meeting Tuesday. The goal line, however, appears to be
nowhere in sight. The issue stems from a dispute over practice field space between two youth football teams: the Beverly Hills Gators and the City Ducks. The Gators began playing last year and as such, are con-
sidered the primary community-supported youth football organization. The City Ducks are a new program, an offshoot consisting of former players and parents of the Gators, who started a new team because (see ‘FOOTBALL’ page 14)
Crustacean Beverly Hills’ Sister Restaurant Tiato & An Win Awards For Sustainable Quality By Laura Coleman Catherine An, Owner and Founder of Tiato and An Catering, sister restaurant and catering service to Crustacean in Beverly Hills, this month won the 2013 Sustainable Quality
Award Grand Prize for her eco-chic restaurant and catering service. “We are so honored to be awarded for our contribution in making the restaurant in-
BOOKENDS—This month the Mark was filled with philanthropic-minded people who supported literacy in youth at Bookends annual Scrabble Challenge. The event raised over $100,000 to provide quality books for children. Pictured left: Former Bookends Scrabble Challenge Champions the Honorable Charles Aronberg and wife, Sandy. Pictured above: New Champions Nick Kehoe and Cecily Nelson-Reynolds.
(see ‘TIATO AND AN’ page 14)
BHUSD PTAs Ratify 2013/14 Slates By Marla Schevker With the end of the year approaching, the Beverly Hills Unified School Districts Parent Teacher Associations are ratifying their slates for the 2013/2014 academic year. The Beverly Hills Council of PTAs provides leadership, advocacy, communication, and funding to the BHUSD. The Council works with district
personnel and the superintendent to communicate issues that affect the district and provides oversight for the five district PTAs. The PTAs raise money to help fund enrichment programs and classroom, as well as taking an active political role in lobbying on behalf of the welfare of students and their families. (see ‘PTA’ page 14)
Peninsula Beverly Hills Plans Easter Brunch By Laura Coleman For Easter brunch, the Peninsula Beverly Hills in its Belvedere Restaurant will offer a three-course menu accompanied by free-flowing Nicolas Feuillatte champagne.
The special Easter menu will creatively showcase the fresh flavors of spring at Los Angeles’ only AAA Five Diamond restaurant. Guests may choose to dine in the elegant dining room or on the sun-
splashed patio. Among the contemporary market-fresh cuisine of new Executive Chef David Codney will be Gravlax, Country Pâté, Sunchoke Risotto with House(see ‘EASTER BRUNCH’ page 14)
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> NOWRUZ CELEBRATION—This month the Farhang Foundation celebrated its 5th annual Nowruz Celebration at LACMA with a full day of activities throughout LACMA's campus, including live performances by traditional Persian dancers, music, storytelling and a traditional Nowruz display known as Haft Sîn. Courier Photo By Laura Coleman
American, Israeli Chefs Unite On April 13 At Jar To Celebrate Israel’s 65th Independence Day By Laura Coleman On Saturday, April 13, celebrity chef Suzanne Tracht of Jar will host a one-nightonly collaborative dinner with
guest chefs Assaf Granit and Uri Navon, of the celebrated Machneyuda restaurant in Jerusalem, Israel, in honor of Israel’s 65th Independence
Day. “Right from the heart of the ancient city of Jerusalem, the Master Chefs behind the Mach(see ‘ISRAEL’ page 7)
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Former Beverly Hills ‘Queen Bee’ Grace Robbins Pens TellAll Book With Famed Author By John L.Seitz Long before she was to become one of the original “queen bees” of the 60s and 70s Beverly Hills social scene, Grace Palermo was simply a hardworking gal from Brooklyn well on her way to making a
name for herself in the advertising jungle of Madison Avenue. One fateful Sunday in September 1962, however, her life was to change virtually overnight. She had spent a leisurely day reading a popular (see ‘ROBBINS’ page 22)
THE FUTURE—Celebrity psychic Thomas John, who counts Courtney Cox and Jennifer Lopez as clients, sat down with The Courier this week and revealed some very interesting details into the future of Beverly Hills’ best-read newspaper, including a move and expansion. Pictured left: Thomas John at the Sunset Marquis Hotel.
Courier Photo By Laura Coleman
VOLLEYBALL CHAMPS—The BHHS boys varsity volleyball team competed in the Laguna Blanca Invitational and won 10 straight games to win the tournament. Pictured is the team. Back row (from left): Jack Sternshein, Zack Bialobos, Ronan Massana, Eli Lloyd, Danny Dayan, Lucas Wohl, Jacob Rost, and Coach Adam. Front row (from left): Amir Movassaghi, Eman Rafalian, Ibraaheem Agaba, and Matt Sater.
Autry To Host 18th Century Salon By Laura Coleman Following the success of the Autry’s first “La Cena Salon” last November, the intercultural center will host its second 18th-century-style European salon with a Latino flair on Thursday April 18.
The series celebrates Latino artists from the visual, performing, and literary arts share cocktails and conversation with museum guests. “It’s like having friends over for dinner and then, in a
LA CENA— Producer/Director Dan Guerrero will participate in next month’s 18th Century Salon at the Autry.
(see ‘AUTRY’ page 7)
Dodgers Express Bus Drives For Another Season By Matt Lopez Metro Board Chair and L.A. County Supervisor Michael Antonovich stepped up to the plate Thursday morning to announce another sea-
son of the Dodger Stadium Express bus service. The service begins Friday, just in time for the Dodgers’ 7:10 p.m. exhibition game against the Los Angeles Angels.
Metrolink will provide train service to select Dodgers and Angels games. Regular season service will begin Monday for the Dodgers’ opening (see ‘DODGERS’ page 7)
PERFORMERS—El Rodeo students showcased their talents at the recent Variety Show put on by the El Rodeo PTA. Pictured right (from left) are first grade students Leila Abrishami, Madeline Zelinka, Aupam Hamran, Emily Greer, Madison Friedman and Camille Alaiti, who danced to a 50s mix.
Citron, Musical Biologist, Cabaret Pianist, Dead At 89 By John L.Seitz Stephen Citron, who came to writing notable biographies of the top Broadway composers after many years as a successful cabaret pianist in New York and Paris, died of bone cancer March 5 in his
Beverly Hills home at age 89. A teacher of piano accompaniment for 29 years in his Carnegie Hall Studio, he was the composer of One More Song, a musical based on the life of Judy Garland. (see ‘CITRON’ page 7)
sics, along with fabled hoofers through the decades. His autobio g r a p h y, The Lee Hale Story, traces a childhood f r o m Ta c o m a , Washington Gerri Reddick to his brilin this year’s liant career Gypsy Robe. i n Hollywood. Producing, writing and directing with the best of the best. Gene Kelly, Dean Martin, Mitzi Gaynor, Florence Henderson, Bob Hope, Rita Hayworth, Rosemary Clooney, Tony Bennett. In 1971, Orson Welles declared, “Lee put me where I am today in the world of music.”
week performing her one woman show. “Show business isn’t simply New York or L.A.,” she reminded. “It’s Muncie, Indiana and Spokane, Washington.” We’ve never forgotten Mitzi’s remark that she was “born to make people happy!”
r. Warner was not amused by the Texas latecomers. However, he was charmed by the mother and talented daughter, complaining that Mary Frances was no name for a movie star. In an inspired moment, mogul Warner decided to professionally rename Mary Frances as Debbie Reynolds. After that dead dog named Debbie. So help us, we were there. In that Town and Gown audience as a Sunday dinner guest of MCA founder Jules Stein and his wife Doris, who were the Emperor and Empress of Hollywood.
onies from the luncheon give life to dancers in need, as the Actors Fund’s Keith McNutt noted. More than $150,000 was raised. “We’re there for dancers whose talents contribute so much to our joyful memories,” says Joni,” and we’re there to help with medical expenses, low income housing and emergency concerns through our affiliation with the Actors Fund of America.”
he late PR veteran Dale Olson made the marriage between PDS and the Actors Fund, and he was remembered, as were Billy Barnes and those performers the entertainment community lost over the year. Birthdays were also remembered. Among them were designer Bob Mackie, Lee Hale, and Shane Rosamonda, Mitzi’s co-manager with Rene Reyes.
ebbie’s now published her memoir, Unthinkable. We were floored with the naughty tale about Shelley Winters during a Malibu party. She writes that the Rat Pack’s Sammy Davis Jr. has the “smallest ass.”
f Jay Leno were a Jewish (or Italian) mother, he’d know how to handle NBC,” writes the New York Post’s right-on television critic Linda Stasi about the ebbie Reynolds, always a network dumping Jay presence of sheer delight, pre- for Jimmy Fallon. “He sented Ben Vereen with his wouldn’t use his Gypsy Award. Debbie brought back our recollection from a USC Town and Gown evening when she was honored. Arriving from El Paso, Texas with her mom, she was Mary Frances Reynolds. A spark plug of a singer, dancer, actress. Happily she and mom managed an appointment/audition with Jack Warner of Warner Bros. Driving to the studio in Billionare Steve Bing with
spring, Mitzi Gaynor, the PDS president for nine years, pops the cork for the afternoon, regaling everyone with drop-dead comic timing. Professional Dancers Society The ballroom’s filled with president Mitzi Gaynor with hon- loving warmth, and nonoree Ben Vereen during the PDS’ stop applause from the 26th Annual Gypsy Awards at crush of dancers and the Beverly Hilton. friends of all ages, attesting to Sandi Johnson’s belief iant footsteps … that “we dancers are fun folk.” we’ve taken giant footsteps!” Sandi received the Gypsy Robe With evangelical fervor, Ben this year, a tradition from the Vereen was praising the 1950s handed down from one progress of the arts. The award- dancer to another, each adding winning actor, singer, dancer, their personal memorabilia to an international breakout star Ret Turner’s raggedy-ass cosduring the ’70s with his starring tume, a Mad Hatter’s “hello, role in Pippin, was honored there!” hallucination. with the 26th annual Gypsy Award during the Professional fter the luncheon of carDancers Society luncheon at rot soup, chicken with a mild The Beverly Hilton’s Grand chili sauce, and baked Alaska, Ballroom. For more than four underwritten by heiress Joni decades, Ben’s showcased his Berry, the big-hearted chairman astonishing versatility, and of the PDS board, Michael today he and his band are tour- Rooney (yes, the son of Mickey) ing his one-man show, Steppin’ was presented with the First Out. Choreographers Award. Comings and goings flourished, his looked-forward-to with loyalists Florence event hosted by the Henderson and Dick Van Dyke Professional Dancers Society lighting up the stage, the best sells out, recently honoring hotel ballroom stage in our town. Julie Andrews. For $170, there’s the three-course lunchitzi eon and a whale’s worth of had returned entertainment, including a f r o m treasure trove of film clips star- C h i c a g o , ring fabulous dancers of yester- w h e r e day and today. Did you know L e o n a r d Carl Reiner, now 91, was a Maltin intershake-your-booty dancer once viewed her upon a time? for Turner M o v i e ee Hale’s the genius Classics (“fell behind the thrilling video/film in love with clip segments, featuring Busby h i m ” ) . Berkeley and Hermes Pan clas- Indefatigable, she travels Alfred Molina with wife Jill Gascoine, who’s week after living with Alzheimer’s Page 6 | March 29, 2013 and was honored
Burbank, they were delayed. For more than an hour. A dog called Debbie bolted headlong into a truck. A sympathetic crowd quickly clustered, halting traffic.
scathing nightly monologues or his worldwide reach to cut them down for trying to cut him out …
e’d use something much more deadly. He’d use that sentence – the one that has felled millions of mighty men and women – the deadly bullet of guilt ...
epeat after me: ‘That’s the thanks I get for giving you the best 21 years of my life and making you so (pick one) rich/happy … ’”
inda Stasi continued, “For 21 years, Leno has made NBC gazillions by delivering almost consistently the top-rated show in late night. For 21 years, he has been the best son any network could want.”
elevision’s changing at a dizzying pace with archivists recalling the launch of the The Tonight Show during the ‘50s. Host Steve Allen described it as “a mild little show in a New York theatre that sleeps 800 people.” For his premiere night, Steve fried 100 eggs in a gigantic frying pan. Online at www.bhcourier.com/georgechristy
Disney’s Bob Iger with wife Willow Bay. Bob earned $37.1 million in 2012.
Disney’s Anne Sweeney with husband Philip Miller
Jason Bateman with Ron Howard who presented honoree Brian Grazer with his award
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Laurie Burrows Grad hosted the 21st Night at Sardi’s, at the Beverly Hilton. The event’s raised millions for Alzheimer’s research. Her brilliant dad, Abe Burrows, lived with disease.
Jim Burrows is the son of Abe Burrows
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neyuda restaurant will offer a celebration of culinary creativity and innovation,” said David Siegel, the consul general of Israel in Los Angeles, who will serve as guest host for the four-course dinner. “This year as we mark Israel’s 65th Independence Day, we invite you to sample a taste of Israel’s culinary scene.” Proceeds from the evening that commemorates the anniversary of the Middle East’s only democracy’s declara-
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relaxed fashion, engaging in a robust discussion,” said actor Miguel Sandoval (Grey’s Anatomy, Medium, Entourage), who participated in the first La Cena Salon event centered on “Religion and Ritual.” Next month’s salon will feature visual artist Chaz Bojórquez, Ozomatli lead singer Raul Pacheco,
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day home game against the San Francisco Giants. This is the fourth straight year the service has been offered. This year, a dedicated bus lane on Sunset Boulevard has been implemented to help with any
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His life plan to become a classical concert pianist changed dramatically in the late 1940s when his prolific mentor and composition teacher at the Juilliard, Frederick Jacobi, secured a graduate scholarship for him to study piano in Paris. While there, Citron met and befriended one of France’s most popular singers popular singers, Edith Piaf, who subsequently engaged him as her accompanist on her first American tour. Born Feb. 10, 1924, the New Jersey native met his wife Anne Edwards in 1972 shortly after purchasing a country inn in Massachusetts which became the “home away from home” for a number
tion of independence in 1948 will benefit Ultimate Peace, an Israeli summer camp and year-round program in Israel that unites Jewish and Arab youth. Among the specialities guests can sample at the one-night-only special dinner will be plates like Sea Fish Tartare “Jaffa Gate” Style and a dessert called “Basbusa” made of semolina cake, tahini ice cream and fresh fruit. For reservations call Jar at (323) 655-6566 or visit www.thejar.com. The dinner is priced at $125 per guest and includes wines donated by the Israeli Wine Producers Association. author/columnist Gustavo Arellano, producer/director Dan Guerrero, and actor Clifton Collins, Jr. discussing their creative work in the context of the evening’s theme, “Traditions and Mainstream Culture.” UCLA professor Abel Valenzuela, Jr. will introduce the evening’s program. The cost is $40 for Autry members and $50 for general admission. For reservations, call 323-667-2000, ext. 326. traffic issues. According to the team, gameday tickets will be honored as payment to ride the service, whic operates 90 minutes before first pitch and 45 minutes after the game. Tickets and information can be found by calling 323-GO-METRO or 323-DODGERS. of noted musicians and composers including Leonard Bernstein. In the 1980s, Citron embarked upon a new career as a musical biographer, publishing well-received dual volumes on Cole Porter and Noel Coward; Oscar Hammerstein and Alan Jay Lerner; Stephen Sondheim and Andrew Lloyd Webber as well as a publication of Jerry Herman’s life and work, a howto book, Songwriting, that remains in print 30 years after its first publication. Besides his wife, Anne, he is survived by a son, Alexander Citron, stepson, Michael Edwards, step-daughter, Catherine Edwards Sadler Grill, five grandchildren (Liza, Ari, Maxwell, Casey, and Hillary), and a great-grandchild, (Henry.)
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Fashion News & Notes John Cruz To Leave Saks Fifth Avenue Beverly Hills To Return To NY Flagship Store Saks Inc. has made a change at the top of its highest-volume store. John Cruz will return to the Saks Fifth Avenue flagship in New York as senior vice president and director, effective April 29. Cruz has been vice president and general manager of SFA’s Beverly Hills store since 2010. He served as general manager of the New York store for two years beginning in 2005 and as vice president and general manager of the unit for three years after that. With Saks since 1994, he has also worked in its Chicago; Chevy Chase, Maryland; and Highland Park, Illinois stores. “We are very fortunate that John, who is currently leading our second-largest vol-
ume store and who has spent many years on the management team of the New York store, is returning to our flagship store in this important role,” said Stephen I. Sadove, chairman /CEO of Saks Inc. “His strategic abilities and keen focus on both our customers and our associates make him an ideal leader for our iconic New York location.” The Fifth Avenue store, on the corner of 49th Street, is responsible for about 20 percent of the company’s sales, or more than $620 million of the $3.15 billion in revenues generated in the fiscal year ended Feb. 2. Gross square footage, excluding office space, is about 650,000 square feet of Saks’ 7.2 million square feet of leased and owned space. The corporate fleet numbers 43 full-line stores in 20 states, plus 65 Off 5th units, five licensed international stores and the company’s e-commerce site at saks.com. WWD
Beauty Briefs Elemental Herbology’s new “Age Support Line”, introduced September 2012 has three products to provide your skin with the ultimate nutrition as we segue into spring. BIO CELLULAR SUPER CLEANSE FACIAL CEANSER($49), BIO CELLULAR SERUM ($90), and Cell ACTIVE FACIAL MOISTURIZER ($!!0) all use innovative bio technology combined with potent actives, peptides, and plant proteins to plump, firm, and repair your complexion. In November, 2012,they released a pair of nifty STARTER KITS, each priced at ($60) which each contain four travel sizes of the brand’s super nutritious products targeting either MOISTURE REPLENISH or OIL CONTROL. Both have the appropriate cleansers, moisturizers, peel or mask, and overnight cream. All Elemental Herbology products are available at Space NK stores in Century City, Brentwood,or Sherman Oaks.
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Rare, Newly Constructed Beverly Hills Home Available In 90210 Zip Code By Laura Coleman With just 59 homes available in Beverly Hills 90210 today, acquiring one of the few newly-built properties being sold in the City is a luxury. The new seven-bedroom, six-bathroom home at 825 N. Roxbury, listed by Joyce Rey of Coldwell Banker at $10.85 million, in the prized flats of Beverly Hills, is one of the precious few homes for sale that requires little more than a decorator’s touch and new key. “Our market has improved significantly over the last few months and we now have a seller’s market in Beverly Hills,” listing agent Joyce Rey told The Courier. “Increasing international de-
mand has given us a shortage of available inventory.” With high-end home prices continuing to rise and realtors throughout the region emphasizing the trend toward increasing market strength, the 8,450square-foot freshly transformed contemporary oasis on Roxbury is a rare listing. The formal entry for the two-level home leads to a stately office, open living room with a marble fireplace and large windows offering views of the manicured landscape. Impeccable grounds present a pool, spa, water features, built in barbecue for entertaining, and detached guest accommodations.
Silicon Beach Livens Up The South Bay, ROC Capitalizes On Innovative Trend By Laura Coleman The sun’s bright, temperatures are warm and the culture is relaxed, so it’s little wonder that innovative entrepreneurs are flocking to “Silicon Beach”— the moniker for the burgeoning wave of start-up technology, media and entertainment companies setting up shop in Santa Monica. In response to the growing trend of tech-centric entrepreneurial ventures looking for office space in the tight Santa Monica market, Real Office Centers (ROC) has emerged as a trendsetter following its lease-acquisition of the 44,260-square-foot former Google home on Arizona Avenue last November. “There’s not a lot of large creative space in Santa Monica,” ROC founder Ron McElroy told The Courier. “This would have been a sought-after building for anyone.” With space for up to 200 socially conscious companies to lease offices at ROC for terms of one-month to a year, in addition to gaining access to a weekly
ROC Founder Ron McElroy venture capital forum of 50 to 60 tech coast angel investors, the 60 small companies that have already moved into the shared-workspace environment at ROC are finding a built-in network of access unavailable at stand-alone offices. “It’s good will helping companies start business and it’s the right thing to do,” McElroy said. “The money’s here, the talent’s here, and now the time has come where capital has more faith in the youth.”
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PAGE TEN HAPPENINGS • USC’s Town & Gown To Honor Alumna Marlo Thomas, and Max And Niki Nikias Town and Gown, USC’s longest-serving support organization, holds its annual benefit luncheon April 9 at The Beverly Hilton. Under the banner “Visions and Voices of Philanthropy,” the event will honor USC President C. L. Max Nikias and his wife, Niki (honorary president of Town & Gown), for their continuing support and promotion of the arts and humanities at the university. Actress/alumna and 4-time Emmy winner Marlo Thomas will receive its Lifetime Achievement award. Michele Dedeaux Engemann and Vicki McCluggage are the benefit’s co-chairs. Tickets are $150 and information is at townandgownof email@example.com. • SHARE, INC. Kicks Off 60th Anniversary At Museum Event SHARE, INC. will celebrate its 60th anniversary with a retrospective at The Hollywood Museum in the historic Max Factor building. The museum’s exhibit “Glamour for Good: Celebrating 60 Years of SHARE’s Boomtown Party” debuts on Wednesday (April 3) at 6 p.m. with a wine and hors d’oeuvres reception. The retrospective explores a series of glamorous Boomtown events with celebrities including Frank Sinatra, Lucille Ball, Johnny
Carson, Sammy Davis Jr., Dean Martin, Buddy Hackett, Janet Leigh, Steven Allen and Burt Reynolds. On view will be a myriad of never-before-seen photographs, costumes, videos, and other memorabilia of numerous classic superstars who have performed over the past six decades as part of SHARE’s dedication to fundraising for special-needs children’s programs. The exhibit is open to the public through May. For tickets to the opening, go to Share4Children.org. This year’s famous SHARE “Denim & Diamonds” Boomtown gala will be May 11 in The Beverly Hilton. • Big Brothers, Big Sisters Guild Honors Barbara Lazaroff And Lori McCreary April 12 The Guild of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater L.A. hosts its annual “Accessories for Success Spring Luncheon/ Fashion Show” on April 12, in The Beverly Hills Hotel. The event honors Barbara Lazaroff, president of Imaginings Design, Inc. (Innovator Award); and Lori McCreary, cofounder/CEO of Revelations Entertainment Excellence in Mentoring Award). Model/Actress Amber Valletta will emcee the event with Anne Globe and Sharon Harroun Peirce serving as honorary cochairs; and Simpson and Mary Willard as co-chairs. Luxury accessories boutique
begins at 10:30 a.m.; luncheon and informal fashion show by Neiman Marcus, beginning at noon. Individual tickets $250. For information, call 323-904-4400 or visit www.BBBSLA .org. • UCLA’s Friends Of Semel Institute’ Music And Mind Gala At The Beverly Wilshire The Friends of the Semel Institute for Neuroscience & Human Behavior (www.friendsofthesemelinstitute.org) at UCLA will honor Emmy-winning Eric McCormack (pictured), philanthropists Renee and Meyer Luskin and Dr. Andrew Leuchter, UCLA professor of psychiatry and biobehavioral sciences, at its inaugural “Music and the Mind” gala, April 28, at The Beverly Wilshire, Robert Gupta, L.A. Philharmonic violinist and founder of the Street Symphony and jazz singer Tierney Sutton will perform. Actress and comedienne Ruby Wax hosts. McCormack will receive the Friends’ Award of Courage while UCLA Chancellor Gene Block will present The Friends’ Humanitarian award to the Luskins. Dr. Leuchter’s Visionary award which will be presented by Dr. A. Eugene Washington, vice chancellor for Health Sciences at UCLA.
SHERWOOD PRIZE–The Anti-Defamation League held its annual Helene & Joseph Sherwood Prize for Combating Hate luncheon/awards ceremony at Skirball Cultural Center with brothers Larry (left) and Howard Sherwood (right) of Beverly Hills flanking their dad, Joe, at the event the latter co-founded. The prize was created in 1996 by the Sherwoods, founders of family owned and operated Daniel's Jewelers, to recognize law enforcement personnel going above and beyond their job descriptions in combating bigotry. Photo by Michael Kovac To purchase tickets ($350), call 323-904-4400 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. • Dodd, Price, Petry And Schwartz To Receive American Spirit Awards From Caucus The Caucus for Producer4s, Writers & Directors will host its 9th annual American Spirit Awards dinner on April 30 from KOWLOON VISITORS–Wanda 6:30 p.m. in The Beverly Hills Presburger (center), representing Rotary Club of Beverly Hills, holds Hotel. a copy of The Courier as she visits The honors will be presented a meeting of the Kowloon Golden to Christopher J. Dodd, chair- Mile Rotary Club. She is greeted man/CEO of the Motion Picture by Jochen Kruger (right), club Association of America; Frank president, and David Harilela, past Price, writer/producer and former district governor and founder of chair of Columbia Pictures; Jerry “The One,” a worldwide Rotarian Petry, chair of the ATAS humanitarian project. Tickets may be purchased Foundation; and Teri Schwartz, www.americanspirit through: dean of UCLA’s School of Theater, .eventbrite.com or call 818-843Film and Television. 7572.
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when she first filed a complaint with the City. Rizzotti observed that only men had been visiting the spa, throughout the day and evening and said nearby business owners told her the same thing. Rubmaps.com, a website where users graphically review “happy ending” massage parlors, lists 10 reviews for Everhealth, which has a rating of three stars out of five. Users rate everything from the appearance of their provider, to the cost, to their “performance.” Rizzotti has expressed frustration with the City for what she calls a “lack of movement” on the case. She feels the business should have been shut down months ago. “Sometimes it feels like they just don’t want to get rid of it,” Rizzotti said. “Maybe it brings in a lot of revenue for the City. It has been difficult.” Rizzotti tried to get nearby residents to join her in a protest against the business, but only one person showed up. “It’s just frustrating, it seems like I am the only one who has a problem with this business sometimes,” Rizzotti said. Prostitution businesses masquerading as massage parlors have become a thorn in the side for many cities across the United States, but particularly in California where City Attorney Larry Wiener says the state has adopted several regulations that “greatly limited local control over state certified massage therapists or massage establishments... we lost significant land use control over those types of institutions.” City Attorney Larry Wiener told The Courier he became involved in the case last summer after being in contact with Rizzotti. Since then, the Beverly Hills Police Department has conducted three sting operations on the property and made three separate arrests of the women working as masseuses. City Prosecutor William Litvak fired the property owners “red light abatement” letters which notify them of the potential consequences of conduc-
March 29, 2013 | Page 11 ing lewd business in the City if the establishment were to remain open. The challenge many cities face is tying a single arrest to the business itself and proving that it wasn’t just a “rogue” employee acting alone. “I believe we have established a pattern of conduct and determined that there was not simply one rogue massage therapist working at this establishment,” Wiener told The Courier. The City presented its evidence of raids to Dr. Arman Dayan, the owner of the property at 9016 Olympic Blvd. in January. On March 12, Dayan’s legal counsel Pedram Minoofar fired a “Notice of Breach and Election to Terminate Lease” letter off to Everhealth and its counsel, Richard C. Brizendine of Long Beach. The letter says that after reviewing the City’s evidence, because Everhealth is operating “in breach of the lease”, that Dayan and wife Yasamin Dayan (trustees of the Dayan Family Trust) will exercise the right to terminate the lease and take possession of the property. The letter says Everhealth had five days from the date of the March 12 letter to arrange for an “orderly relinquishment” before Dayan would be forced to take possession of the property through what is referred to as an unlawful detainer action. As of Thursday, Everhealth was still open and operating. The Courier called the spa and a woman answered who only said “no English” and answered “no” when asked if a manager or superior was available. Calls to Dayan, Minoofar and Brizendine were not returned as of press time. Wiener told The Courier Thursday that he had reached out to Minoofar on Wednesday for an update, but had not yet heard back. If rubmaps.com reviews are to be believed, other spas in the City may also be secretely operating prostitution businesses. “When we receive indications of unlawful activity at other establishments,” Wiener said. “We will investigate and address those.”
Wells Fargo Commits To Lending $55 billion To Women-Owned Businesses By The Year 2020 Wells Fargo & Company has announced its commitment to lend a cumulative total of $55 billion to womenowned businesses in the U.S. by the year 2020. The announcement will be made by Lisa Stevens, Wells Fargo lead executive for Small Business and West Coast Regional Banking president, at the Hispanas Organized for Political Equality 22nd annual Latina History Day conference in L.A.
March is National Women’s History Month, and since introducing the women’s lending commitment 18 years ago, Wells Fargo has provided more than $38 billion in capital to women business owners, a group that grew in size by more than 20 percent from 2002 to 2007, according to the latest census data. Today, approximately 30 percent of businesses in the U.S. are owned by women.
EL RODEO VA R I E T Y SHOW—El Rodeo students showed off their best artistic talents at a Variety Show on March 7 at El Rodeo. Pictured left: 8th grader Taylor BriggsSong strums the guitar and sings I Melt With You
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the open instead of behind closed doors, you build credibility and trust,” Bosse said. “The people of Beverly Hills want transparency in their City government and it is our job to provide it.” “There are those who say that some issues facing our City are just ‘too complicated’ and would be best handled ‘behind closed doors’,” Bosse said. “Really? You all look pretty smart to me. I think you can understand what’s going on.” Bosse said she was excited to work with Mirisch and said they will make a “great team.” Krasne called her election a “mandate” from the residents. “We are here to represent our residents, nothing more, nothing less,” Krasne said. “Our City is made up of really fabulous people… at heart my election is a mandate, a desire by residents to restore transparency in city government and preserve the quality of life that we associate with urban village.” Mirisch, in his first public address as mayor, pledged to cut through the “red tape” at City Hall.
“Sometimes City Hall seems to forget the purpose of local government is to serve the residents...” Mirisch said. “This being the Pesach season, let’s maybe try to emulate Moses: let’s try to part the red tape.” Mirisch said one of the keys of his tenure will be to “deal with salaries and benefits and instituting meaningful pension reform” for City employees. Mirisch announced the creation of a “Mayor’s Transparency Committee”. Mirisch said “this Sunshine Taskforce will aim for us to become the gold standard in transparency and public participation.. a lighthouse city.” Councilmember Willie Brien during his speech said he was committed to continuing to restore the parks in Beverly Hills, specifically continuing his focus on Beverly Gardens Park’s restoration. “In the end, we’ll have a restored, beautiful park for the gateway of our community,” Brien said. The four new installed members will join councilmember Julian Gold, who has two more years to serve on the council.
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CHLA Names New Head For Its Center For Cancer, Blood Diseases
grafts and other surgeries to address complications from the most serious burns. “Jane’s wounds cover her chest and much of her back; but she seems pretty resilient,” Joe said. “We wanted her to regain her strength in the first week or so here before starting skin grafts.” Treatment in the hospital will take approximately one month, and be followed by regular outpatient visits and thera-
ourselves as the After serving 14 undisputed clinyears as clinical director ical leader in of the Pediatric Oncolothe treatment of gy Branch of the Nationpediatric cancer al Cancer Institute (NCI) and blood disat the National Institutes eases and the of Health (NIH), internaresearch hub tionally renowned pedithat identifies atric hematologist-oncolthe cures for ogist, Dr. Alan S. Wayne these debilitatis joining Children’s Hosing conditions,” pital Los Angeles says Richard D. (CHLA) and USC. C o r d o v a , Dr. Wayne has been FACHE, CHLA named director of the Dr. Alan S. Wayne Children’s Center for Cancer president/CEO. “Dr. Wayne’s and Blood Diseases at Chil- work at the National Cancer dren’s Hospital and will serve Institute has earned him an inas the division head of hema- ternational reputation as one of tology-oncology and bone the top clinicians and remarrow transplantation of the searchers in his field, and it’s hospital’s department of pedi- an honor to have him join our Children’s Center for Cancer atrics. He will also hold positions and Blood Diseases, one of the as professor of pediatrics at largest such centers in the USC’s Keck School of Medi- U.S.” At Children’s Hospital, cine and associate director for pediatric oncology at the USC Wayne will assume the Stuart Norris Comprehensive Cancer E. Siegel Endowed Chair and his directorship duties will inCenter. He will begin his duties clude responsibility for the delivery of patient-care services on July 1. “This is a major recruit- to all in- and outpatients of the ment for Children’s Hospital hospital’s cancer and blood and represents a significant diseases center and the hemastep forward in distinguishing (see ‘CENTER,’ page17)
UC Irvine Health and Circle of Care Burn Foundation are joining forces to heal the victim of an acid attack who suffered third-degree burns over 40 percent of her body. The patient (known as “Jane Doe”) was the victim of domestic violence in Mexico. Her identity and place of residence are being withheld for her safety. Dr. Victor Joe, director of UC Irvine Regional Burn Center, is overseeing her treatment, which includes multiple skin
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Health Happenings... Forum Set For Those Facing Alzheimer’s, Their Caregivers The Alzheimer’s Association’s California Southland Chapter, will hold its third “Early Memory Loss Forum” from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Saturday, April 13 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. This educational event, “Claiming Our Lives, Planning Our Futures,” was created by and for people with early memory loss. It is designed for those con-
cerned about memory loss, have early-stage Alzheimer’s, mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and other dementias, as well as their family members, care partners and medical professionals. It is an opportunity to connect with peers, gain information and get linked to resources in the community. • The morning session will feature guest speaker Val Zavala, anchor of KCET’s SoCal Connected; and a keynote address by Alexander “Sandy” Halperin diagnosed with younger onset (see ‘ALZHEIMER’S,’ page 17)
Right End-Of Life Care Means Happier Patients, Researchers Find New doctors take an oath to first do no harm, but physicians often go too far in their quest to keep that oath—exposing patients to aggressive treatments that don’t improve outcomes and drive up healthcare costs. Researchers from UCLA Urology have found that patientcentered care at end-of-life— ensuring a dying person’s wishes are known and followed— results in happier, less depressed patients who are in less pain and survive longer. This type of care also helps keep health-care costs down for patients with advanced cancers and other diseases that can’t be effectively treated by eliminating aggressive measures that patients might not want. “You can improve care while reducing costs by making sure that everything you do is centered on what the patients want, what his or her specific goals are and tailor a treatment plan to ensure we provide the specific care he or she wants,” said Dr. Jonathan Bergman, a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical (see ‘CARE,’ page17)
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Can We Have Peaceful Family Holidays?; Bullying Can Lead To Tics Q: Dr. Fran, every year at Passover I dread the fights and feuds between some of our family members. There are a couple of alcoholics in our family and when the wine gets poured out come the demons. Do you have any advice for how our family can enjoy peaceful, happy holidays without screaming and yelling? Jonathan C. A: Dear Jonathan, most families have some dysfunction. Nobody had perfect parents ... It helps to know you’re not the only one. But some families have deeper problems than others. When alcoholism or other addiction, divorce, suicide, abuse or other trauma or tragedy happens, everyone in the family gets hurt. And the problems can be passed down for generations. These wounds can replay, often unconsciously. So often in these families ... there is so much disappointment because people get their hopes and fantasies up high that this time our family will get together and “be a happy, loving, healthy family.” We all come with our baggage and the tapestry of the history of our childhoods and unfinished business. To avoid getting caught in battles you should develop a plan, with ready-made responses to bothersome situations. It helps you refrain from taking bait that leads to trouble. • Set reasonable boundaries.
Consider limiting the topics you are willing and comfortable discussing. Refrain from going over the line. • Escape plans are really smart. Just have a prepared response if someone tries to rope you into undesired territory. It might be viewed as an excuse, but that’s okay. It gets you out. • If someone raises a topic you are not comfortable discussing—be it personal, politics or gossip—just say so. What you say is: “I’m not comfortable talking about that.” Or, say: “I’m not comfortable walking that road or proceeding in that conversation.” • Keeping peaceful, boundary-setting phrases in your back pocket helps. It can be as simple as saying “I don’t know” when asked what you think about a sensitive issue or what your position is on a controversy. It’s not unusual for people to provoke old stuff at family gatherings. So it’s okay to say: “I don’t know” for the sake of peace. That’s my feeling. You can say: “Gee, I don’t know. I’m going to give that some thought.” You don’t have to answer it right away. You’re not on the witness stand. • Whatever you say, it’s important to keep your tone of voice good-natured and kind. • Resist giving opinions or taking sides when asked about the latest family drama. Say something like: “It’s a tough situation, but it’s something you have
Dr. Fran Walfish Answers Your Questions to work out together.” • Don’t be surprised if the other person persists. Be ready to repeat yourself. If the person tries to back you into a corner by implying your silence signals agreement with something, just say: “I’m not agreeing. I just don’t have a place in that discussion.” • Unwanted advice about your career, kids or weight can be peacefully deflected. Say: “Thanks for your opinion. I will think about it.” This shows appreciation, and benefits you in another way. You don’t have to convince anyone else of your right to have the life you want. When you walk out that door, your life is what you want it. • If things get tense, cool down in another room. Excuse yourself for a bathroom break or take a walk. The key is to remove yourself ... All of us have automatic, kneejerk reactions when we’re immersed in our family dynamics. And it’s easy to be blind to them, and when you’re blind, you’re in it and you’re caught. So remove yourself and get unstuck before you’re in the thick of it.
Dear Dr. Fran, OMG, I heard something today and I am still so sick to my stomach. My friend told me that there was this girl in junior high—her first year in this school. After she started the kids there started bullying her badly, but she never said anything to anyone. They were so rude and mean to her; calling her hairy and saying she looks like a man. No one wanted to hang out with her, play with her, or eat with her. It got to the point that every lunch she went to bathroom and cried till lunch ended, and this lasted for six months. Long story short, her parents noticed that on her right side her hand was twitching and her head too. So, they took her to ER and the parents were told that she is under stress. They took her out of that school and now she is getting treated and going to therapy. It is so sad how mean girls can be, especially because this was a private school. Have you heard of such torture on this level? Ellen Z Dear Ellen, yes, I have heard of this kind of torture. It is heartbreaking and infuriating. The girl should be praised for sharing this painful information. So many kids who are victims of bullies keep it secret because they feel such deep shame. The worst thing for these children is carrying the heavy burden of secrecy and humiliation. In fact, it is the bully who as an adult emerges with more severe problems.
Extreme stress can lead to tics, sleeplessness, nightmares, changes in eating patterns, stomach aches, and a variety of health problems. It is good that this girl’s parents first ruled out a medical cause for her twitching. Excellent, too, that they have gotten her the psychological help she needs. Before changing schools it is always a good idea for parents to make sure their own child is not provoking the teasing and bullying. Some kids are desperate for attention and will try anything, even inappropriate, to get their peers to accept them. If that were the case, the girl would likely repeat the inappropriate behaviors at the new school. In this situation, it sounds like a school change would be helpful. One added suggestion….I see many girls who indeed have excessive hair growth on their arms, legs, face and neck. If the girl complains that it bothers her and penetrates her self-esteem I am in support of moms doing what they can to cosmetically remedy the situation by use of bleaching, electrolysis, tweezing or threading. I have advised this for girls as young as age 7, in many cases, the teasing and bullying stopped. Send questions to email@example.com.Dr. Fran Walfish, Beverly Hills psychotherapist and author of The Self-Aware Parent at www.DrFranWalfish.com.
Gators relinquish one of those two sites for the Ducks to use for their practices. “Cheviot Hills is none of our business,” Chair Robbie Anderson said. “You’re going to have to work that out with them because we don’t have any kind of call on that.” The commission as a whole felt that because of their seniority, the Gators should get top field priority within the City, but asked staff to find practice space for the Ducks if possible. “I personally feel the Gators have been with us and
BEVERLY HILLS have a good track record,” Commissioner Susan Gersh said. “If you’re unable to accommodate two, we should really service the one as well as we can.” Angel said finding fall space for the Ducks would likely be difficult. “I can say right now, with pending Roxbury construction, Horace Mann field construction, pending talk about BHHS athletic field renovation, it’s going to be extremely difficult to accommodate the groups we have, let alone introduce additional organizations,” she said.
fainting, I couldn't get my blood counts to where they needed to be,” Christy told The Courier. “There were blood tranfusions, mouth sores and sores in my intestinal walls.” For Christian, who had not had much experience with cancer prior to his wife's diagnosis, the news of her cancer hit him like a ton of bricks. He said it was “not even out of left field, but from another universe.” As the chemo took its toll on Christy's body, she estimates the doctor's visits and emergency room trips became a weekly occurrance. Each time, Christian would take time off of work to be there by her side. “It's just something you do.. here's your wife, someone you love, and they need you.
It's not anything I even consciously thought about,” Christian said. “There's no manuel for it and we were so young... I feel like we had our midlife crisis in our 30s, so we shouldn't have to go through another one.” After chemo and a double mascectomy, Christy returned to work cancer free in Jan. 2001, six months after her diagnosis. The couple has welcomed Lucas, their adopted son who is now 9-years-old, into their family and say they can't imagine their life without cancer. “I can't imagine not having (Lucas) in our lives, he is the perfect son,” Christy said. “There is a lot of good that comes out of it, it just takes some time to be able to see the good.”
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dustry more sustainable,” An said of the award recognizing her excellence in economic development, social responsibility and stewardship of the natural environment.. “It is a commitment to run a sustainable and profitable business, yet every day we make these efforts to improve the lifestyle of where we work and live.” Known for its offerings of cultural favorites from Vietnam with a fresh contemporary twist Tiato is also a full-service catering division of House of An and Crustacean Restaurants. In celebration of their win,
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grown Preserved Lemon and Basil Pesto, seared Diver Sea Scallops, Roasted Cornish Game Hen and a dessert “eggstravaganza” buffet. The Sunday Brunch, served
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The new slate will be installed on May 31 during a breakfast at The Mark. This includes PTA Council President Jennifer Terrell-Schwartz and Executive Vice President Marc Saleh; PTSA President Franny Rennie and Executive Vice President Cindy Dubin; Beverly Vista PTA President Rose Kaiserman, Executive Vice President (through 12/13) Alison Brown and Executive Vice President (Starting 1/14) Glen-
Tiato & An Catering launched a green-inspired non-profit campaign and Instagram contest this month. The “Buy Two, Plant One Tree” campaign promotes the non-profit organization, Carbon Fund, by featuring different sustainable menu items each month, encouraging customers to purchase two and in return, one tree will be planted in their honor. Further, the “WeLove2bGreen” Instagram contest is intended to prompt Tiato customers and social media users to take a picture that creatively symbolizes sustainability and captivates their mission in supporting the environment. from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. this Sunday, costs $125 for adults and $45 for children under 12. Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling (310) 975 2736 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
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they wanted to play in a different league with different rules and restrictions. Kenny Zuckerman, a coach with the City Ducks, said his summer flag football team has found practice space at a park in Westwood, but currently has no practice space available for his tackle football team in the fall. For fall tackle football, the Gators have practice space at Beverly Hills High and Cheviot Park in Cheviot Hills. Zuckerman said he was requesting the
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that Christian was even in her life to help her deal with the diagnosis. The couple had been married just two years when Christy was diagnosed with cancer. “I knew he was a good guy, but I didn't know he was that good of a guy,” Christy said, laughing. “Sometimes the caregiver gets so overlooked, all the focus is on the patient.. but he was really my rock.” Christian was there every step of the way with Christy, helping her fight what she called a “terrible” reaction to
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Martin Landau To Receive MOT Sets Events To Mark Yom Hashoah Special events and a movie and dean of the Simon Wiesen- to tour Marissa Roth’s exhibit of Lifetime Award From IFF screening will mark the com- thal Center. photographs, “Witness to
Oscar-winning acaward include tor Martin Landau will Richard Dreyfuss be honored with the and Bob Balaban. 2013 IFF Career “Martin Landau Achievement Award at is one of the longest the 27th Opening working, most highNight Gala of the Israel ly regarded actors in Film Festival on Thursthe industry. For day, April 18 at the more than 60 years, Writers Guild Theater he has exemplified on Doheny Drive. the best of HollyThe festival will run Martin Landau wood to audiences through May 2 and around the world,” showcase 30 new Israeli films said Meir Fenigstein, Israel including features, documen- Film Festival Festival taries, and student shorts. founder/executive director. Screenings will be at Laemmle As previously announced, Music Hall in Beverly Hills and Sherry Lansing receives the the Laemmle Town Center in Lifetime Achievement Award Encino. and The Ballad Of The WeepLandau, whose career has ing Spring, will have its West spanned six decades, received Coast premiere as the festival’s the Best Supporting Actor Os- opening night film that evening car for Tim Burton’s Ed Wood The festival is the largest and was nominated for Francis showcase of Israeli films in the Ford Coppola’s Tucker and U.S. It has presented more than Woody Allen’s Crimes And 800 feature films, documenMisdemeanors. taries, television dramas, aniHis credits also include mation and short films to more Pork Chop Hill, North By than 900,000 filmgoers. Northwest, Cleopatra and The It is produced by IsraFest Aryan Couple. He has received Foundation, Inc., a non-profit six Emmy nominations includ- created in 1982. The Chairman ing two for guest appearances is Rick Feldman with honorary on Without A Trace and En- co-chairs being Ryan Katourage. These followed his vanaugh and Arnon Milchan. hit television series Mission: For tickets, call 877-966Impossible. 5566 or visit www.IsraelFilmPast recipients of the IFF Festival.com.
memoration of Yom Hashoah, Holocaust and Heroism Remembrance Day, April 7-8 at The Museum of Tolerance, 9786 W. Pico Blvd. • At 7 p.m., Sunday, April 7, the museum will screen Artemis Joukowsky III’s tale of his grandparents, Two Who Dared. The film tells the story of Waitstill and Martha Sharp, an American minister and his wife to undertook a dangerous mission to save imperiled Jews and refugees in Europe at the onset of WWII. The couple left their two young children in the U.S. and traveled to Czechoslovakia. In their struggles to facilitate the clandestine transportation of refugees, they fought political blockades, broke laws to secure exit visas for threatened individuals, and laundered money on the black market. Over the course of their two missions to Prague, then southern France, the Sharps and their underground network helped save thousands. Joukowsky will take part is a discussion following the screening. • Events on Monday, April 8 begin at 10:30 a.m. with a commemorative address by Rabbi Marvin Heir, founder
End Of The Rainbow Hard To Watch, But Bennett’s Tour De Force As Garland Doesn’t Disappoint End of the Rainbow star Tracie Bennett is proof that there is no end to the rainbow, which, of course, was the signature song for one of the greatest entertainers of our generation, Judy Garland. At the Ahmanson Theatre, Bennett “is” Garland with a tiny bit of Katherine Hepburn thrown in for a quiver of good measure. Ms. Bennett is the most intense, energetic, uninhibited, entertainer on the stage today. It’s hard to comprehend the volume and force of energy emanating from this petite star’s amazing presentation. Rainbow is also a book show enhanced by a concertlike performance by the belting, bombastic, Bennett. She commands the stage, portraying the edgy, inner-conflicted Garland who, in December of
Jerry Cutler On Theatre 1968, is trying to make a comeback on the London stage. It is difficult to watch the iconic chanteuse begging for another drink or some Ritalin. Conversely, we are clapping and cheering as Bennett literally stops the show with some of Garland’s memorable songs. Starring, as her compassionate homosexual piano accompanist, is an excellent and unwavering Michael Cumpsty. He brings a spirited counterbalance to Garland’s imbibing and pill-popping addictions. The repartee between them wittily written by Peter Quilter is at once sad
and very funny. Still searching for someone to love her unconditionally, her manager, Erik Heger (Mickey Deans), becomes Garland’s hapless fifth husband. Conductor Jeffrey Saver’s small but immensely talented band fills every nook and corner of the theatre with his outstanding arrangements. Director Terry Johnson does a yeoman’s job within the confines of a single hotel room set. If you are a fan of good solid theatre and brilliantly gifted talent, go see End of the Rainbow. Tracie Bennett will not disappoint. 3 1/2 bagels out of 4
Jerry Ram Cutler, The Courier’s film/TV critic, is also rabbi at Creative Arts Temple
YMF Concert To Feature Cellist, Mother Goose Suite New music director Roger Kalia will conduct the Young Musicians Foundation Debut Orchestra in a program of family-friendly classical compositions at 7 p.m., Sunday, April 7 at the Ramón C. Cortines School of Visual and Performing Arts. 450 N. Grand Ave. The free concert will open
with Ravel’s Mother Goose Suite enhanced with multi-media illustrations by Jonathan Mayer and Scott Winters for each of the five stories. The third movement of Dvorak’s Cello Concerto will showcase the virtuosity of 16year-old Leah Hansen, winner of the 2012 Discovery Prize in
the National Debut Concerto Competition sponsored by YMF. Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5 will close the concert. For more information contact the Young Musicians Foundation, 310-859-7668 or visit http://www.ymf.org/
Also taking part will be David Siegel, consul general of Israel; Dr. Bernd Fischer, consul general of Germany, Cantor Natan Baram, and members of The Jewish Community Children’s Choir, under the direction of Dr. Michelle Green Willner. Attendees will also be able
Truth—Portraits of Holocaust Survivors.” There is no charge for the events, but advanced registration is required for both days; at www.museumoftolerance.com/twowhodared, for Sunday, April 7, and at www.museumoftolerance.com/yomhashoa h2013 for Monday, April 8.
ARCS Foundation Gala To Honor Longtime Resident Russell Maggie McKinception, the theme night Russell, a of the event will be 50-year-plus Bev“A Night at the erly Hills resident Opera with Maggie will be honored by McKnight Russell.” the ARCS FoundaThe evening’s ention on Sunday, tertainment will inApril 21 at The clude a medley from Beverly Hills Hosome of the world’s tel. favorite operas sung McKnight by LA Opera singers. Russell is a longThe Los Angeles time supporter of Chapter of ARCS has the Achievement Maggie McKnight inspired a total of 17 Rewards for Col- Russell chapters across the lege Scientists nation, which colFoundation (ARCS), which pro- lectively support 53 of Amerivides scholarships to academi- ca’s leading colleges and unically outstanding U.S. citizens versities and have awarded studying to complete their de- more than $84 million to more grees in science, medicine and than 13,650 annual scholarengineering, thereby contribut- ships. ing to the wordwide advanceLocally ARCS supports Calment of science and technolo- tech, Harvey Mudd College, gy. Pomona College, UCLA Brain In her early years, McK- Research Institute, USC Keck night Russell worked for the School of Medicine, USC NorL.A. Times as a society reporter. ris Comprehensive Cancer She was later recruited to work Center and USC Viterbi School as the public relations director of Engineering. by the Beverly Hilton when it Mary Hiestand and Liz first opened. Bradley Helmick will serve as For more than 50 years, co-chairs for the 2013 ARCS McKnight Russell has support- fundraising gala. ed numerous Los Angeles nonFor additional information profit organizations in addition or to obtain an invitation, conto ARCS. tact Liz Bradley Helmick at In keeping with her sup- 323-462-3005 or at missionarport of the LA Opera since its email@example.com.
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Flappers, Gents & More Raise Funds For McCallum’s Education Fund
hey came in Town Cars and sleek black limos—in fedoras and headbands—in crystals and ermines, and one nattily attired stripe-suited gentleman even brought his Tommy gun. So many of the ladies in attendance wore boas that the ballroom floor of the Weston Mission Hills Resort was so littered with fallen feathers it resembled the bottom of a chicken coop. The reason behind this whimsical return to the ‘20s was The Muses & Patroness Circle of the McCallum Theatre and its 25th anniversary “All That Jazz”themed Theatre Ball. Anyone who has spent even a short period of time in the Desert knows our community would not be the theatrical and cultural mecca the McCallum Theatre has become without the support of hundreds of benefactors the past quarter century; as exemplified by the ball’s honoree Jim Houston, the man who, along with his late wife Jackie Lee, has not only raised the bar of philanthropy here, but became the bar by which all else is measured. The money raised by the Roaring 20s’-styled ball, flawlessly co-chaired by Nancy Crandall and Fran Muir, under the supervision of Eileen Hall, president of The Muses, goes directly to the Education Division of the McCallum Theatre, a program serving more than 40,000 children each year by introducing them to the professional world of music, dance and live theater. Leave it to The Muses. Just establish-
Frances Allen Desert Roundup ing a theme for the evening wasn’t enough, they also presented a speakeasysized production of All That Jazz, featuring Broadway stars Raymond Saar, Valerie Perri, Mary Ann Hermanson, Palmer Davis and Diane Ketchie. And, kudos to the person who came up with the idea for dessert, an authentic 1920’s style banana split. Have an appetite for more? Contact the McCallum Theatre at 760-346-6505. ***** The Coachella Valley is one of California’s main agriculture centers. But every year, millions of pounds of produce—a quarter of all food crops—are left un-harvested, plowed under or destroyed. The reasons: cosmetic blemishes, overproduction or dwindling market price. In 2001, Desert resident Christy Porter saw this waste of edible, nutritional produce and knowing that about 40 percent of the children in the Coachella Valley live in poverty along with nearly a quarter of all adults, decided to do something to alleviate the problem. The non-profit Hidden Harvest was born. The organization collects unwanted produce and distributes it to Valley agencies which feed the hungry. Using refrigerated trucks, each delivery is tailored to the food bank, soup
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kitchen or food pantry’s days and hours of operation to ensure the produce arrives at its freshest. Deliveries are also made to apartment complexes designated for low-income senior citizens and to local schools with a high percentage of lowincome students. Not only are its services free, Hidden Harvest also provides above minimum wages for those gleaning the fields picking produce destined for it. Hidden Harvest has become so effective, (rescuing more than 11 million pounds of produce since 2001), it has been recognized by former President Bill Clinton and is featured on the Clinton Health Matters Initiative’s website. While the services of Hidden Harvest are free, it still has expenses. So a year ago, a support group, “Friends & Family of Hidden Harvest” was formed to help spread the word as well as to help with fundraising. But first, there came a “friend-raiser” at the magnificent estate of Jerry and Lynn Pharris. This was its inaugural big gathering of patrons and friends—an informal event to learn about Hidden Harvest and meet the dynamic Christy Porter. We thank local philanthropist Jennie Inch, one of the founding Friends of Hidden Harvest, for introducing us to this incredible organization. You can learn more at www.hiddenharvest.org.
Nancy Crandall, ball co-chair Photos by Sherman Fridman
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py lasting up to a year. “Jane” will stay with family members during outpatient care. Medical expenses will be covered thanks to a special relationship between Circle of Care Burn Foundation and UC Irvine Medical Center. She is the first patient to benefit from an arrangement both organizations hope will heal many others. “‘Jane’ had no access to proper medical care, no money and nowhere to turn, and the board of Circle of Care Burn Foundation stepped up to help an
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tology-oncology and bone marrow transplantation division. In addition, he will oversee direction for research, lead fundraising efforts and promote the hospital’s missions and values in the community. He will also supervise the quality and accreditation of oncology and hematology teaching programs for interns, residents and fellows. Each day, the Center for Cancer and Blood Diseases treats the most complex and rare conditions. The center provides care for more than 1,100 new patients each year and handles approximately 25,000 outpatient visits annually. In his new role with Children’s Hospital and USC, Dr. Wayne will work with these institutions and the L.A. community to build on the current programs to support the clinical care, research and education missions, to further advance the fields of pediatric hematology, oncology and bone marrow transplanta-
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Scholar at UCLA. The perspective piece appeared last week in the peer-reviewed journal JAMA Surgery. Medical care during the final stages of life is often poorly coordinated and inattentive to a patient’s preferences, the perspective states. End-of-life care also consumes the lion’s share of health-care dollars. A 2004 study found that 30 percent of Medicare resources are expended on the five percent of beneficiaries who die every year, and one-third of costs in life’s last year are accounted for during the final month. Studies have also found that patientcentered care can reduce costs in the last week of life by 36 percent and death, when it comes, is less likely to occur in an intensive-care unit. UCLA researchers are testing the patient-centered care model on cancer patients being treated at the West Los Angeles Veterans Affairs Medical Center. One of the first things done with these critically ill patients is to determine
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Alzheimer’s disease at the age of 60. It will also include a medical update by Joshua Grill, PhD, assistant professor of neurology and director, Katherine and Benjamin Kagan Alzheimer’s Disease Treatment Development Program at the Mary S. Easton Center for Alzheimer’s Disease Research, UCLA’s David Geffen School of Medicine. Persons with early memory loss and their care partners will also share insights during a panel discussion. • The afternoon session will include a selection of workshops that provide information and tools for coping with the
March 29, 2013 | Page 17 international burn survivor—one who was just across our border,” said Linda David, executive director of the foundation, which also provides direct support to burn survivors from UC Irvine Regional Burn Center. This includes inhome nursing, burn pressure garments, and physical and occupational therapy. In some cases, the foundation provided assistance to patients whose injury had caused financial hardship; and it helped underwrite the 2012 UC Irvine Burn Survivor Picnic attended by 250 burn survivors and their families. For information, visit www.circleofcareburnfoundation.org. tion, and to improve the outlook for children with cancer and blood disorders. “It is a great honor and privilege to join the hospital and the university and to follow the impressive legacy of Dr. Siegel, who in his decades of service has led the development of the Children's Center for Cancer and Blood Diseases into an internationally-recognized institution,” Dr. Wayne says. He has developed and leads multiple clinical trials, and these pioneering efforts have resulted in complete remissions being achieved for children with chemotherapy-resistant leukemia. Through this work he has become a recognized leader in the area of targeted and immune-based therapies for acute lymphoblastic leukemia, the most frequent cancer type in pediatrics. He has also played a lead role in the NCI-sponsored international efforts in the area of relapse after blood and bone marrow stem-cell transplantation. their goals in a multidisciplinary environment, integrating a palliative care specialist at the outset. The physician and specialist see the patient on the same day to coordinate their care. “Unfortunately, the opposite is usually what happens. They come in with incurable diseases and there’s no discussion of prognosis and goals of care,” Bergman said. “Then a lot of aggressive treatments can occur because of inertia. Patients are placed in an intensive-care unit with oxygen and feeding tubes, and that’s not always in line with their goals.” Patients who want aggressive care should, of course, receive it, Bergman said. But the UCLA research team is finding that there are many who don’t want that and they just haven’t been queried about their needs. To change this, the perspective suggests that one of the first things that needs to happen is educating residents about patient-centered care. Physicians will be better prepared to practice in the 21st century, and to maximize patient outcomes, if they are guided toward appropriate care for their patients in life’s final stages, Bergman said. disease. Topics include “Where to Turn: Resources & Support,” “Living Life to the Fullest: Connecting & Having Fun,” and “The Latest Research Developments.” The forum is presented by the Alzheimer’s Association in partnership with the USC Memory & Aging Center and the Mary S. Easton Center for Alzheimer’s Disease Research The conference fee for those with early memory loss and their family members is $25, which includes materials and lunch. The fee for professionals is $100. Attendees may register at www.alzla.org/emlf. For more information, call the Alzheimer’s Association, 800-272-3900.
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2013 Beverly Hills City Council Installation The Beverly Hills community poured into the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Wednesday to welcome the new Beverly Hills City Council Courier Photos By Matt Lopez, Marla Schevker and Laura Coleman
Leonard Goldberg, Richard Mirisch, Phil Raskind, Wendy Goldberg, Grace Mirisch, Vin Mirisch, John Mirisch and Amanda Goldberg
Andrew Bosse, Sidney Poitier, Joanna Poitier, Lili Bosse & Jon Bosse
Judy Henning & Dick Rosenzweig
Thomas Fernley & Michael Libow
Nancy, Jim & Kevin Krasne
Lewis Hall & Lisa Korbatov
Marc Saleh, Annette Saleh & Anton Saleh
Eliot Finkel Ed & Linda Brown
Robbie Anderson & Maralee Beck
BHPD Honor Guard
Howard Goldstein & Zale Richard Rubins
Andrea Kune & Woody Clark
Isabel & Adi Hacker
Thomas White & Mickey Kaus
Laura & Noah Margo
Julian & Michele Gold
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Rabbi Jonathan Aaron of Temple Emanuel
28th District State Senator Ted Lieu
Orit Balu & Dan Yukelson
Singers from Svenska Skolan, The Swedish School of Los Angeles, performed
Erick Lee & Dave Snowden
Sue & Barry Brucker
Max Subin, Ilona Sherman & Jim Latta
Jeff Kolin, Larry Wiener, Roxanne Diaz, Cheryl Friedling & Mahdi Aluzri
Joe & Avid Shooshani
Sandy Pressman, Mark Smith & Marcia Smith
Franny Rennie & Barbara Linder
Issa Gepp, Geoff Silverman & Laura Duong
Harris Smith, Mimi Rosen & Allen Rosen Willie Brien & Zev Yaroslavsky Linda & Bruce Whitaker
Helen Rogaway & Joe Safier
Jean Mackie, Jim Lindsay, Steven Weinglass & Reed Anthony
Justin & Evan Weiss
Ashley Rose & Prince Frederic Von Anhalt
A N O T H E R B I RT H D AY ! ?
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BIRTHDAY GREETINGS—Celebrating are Sid Moray, John Astin, Warren Beatty, Jan Block, Richard Dysart, Peter Marshall, Brad Robinson, Celine Dion and Paul Reiser (March 30); Richard Chamberlain, Liz Claiborne, William Daniels, Shirley Jones, Jenny Marks, Rhea Perlman, Cheryl Medow and Christopher Walken (March 31); Alizia Gur Schrager,Tim Curry, Ali McGraw, Harry Lewis, Annette O’Toole, Arleen Grace, Cindy Pickett, Jane Powell and Debbie Reynolds (April 1); Beverly Cohen, Karen Schuber. Emmylou Harris, Linda Hunt, and Tom Levyn (April 2); Barbara Simmons, Wayne Newton, Jennie Garth, Richard Elliott Feinman, Alec Baldwin, Eddie Murphy, Jan Block Harry Lewis Cheryl Medow Shirley Jones Debbie Reynolds Karen Schuber Stone, David Hyde Pierce, and Tony Orlando (April 3); Robert ticles inside would be at least twice the value. We Downey Jr., Cloris Leachman, and Craig T. Nelson entered the ballroom to the sounds of the musical (April 4). drum group Koshin Taiko and then were welcomed by Nicole Sokolow, CBF council president, and benefit co-chairs Beth Lane and Lisa LaPorta. by Holiday Mathis Emcee was Fritz Coleman, who, once again, was terrific and also conducted the live and paddle auc- TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Mar. 29). There’s much to tion. One of the highlights was the “Wheel of Oppor- celebrate, including your thriving health and a tunity.” Ben LaPorta took home the $10,000 prize. A love most fulfilling. Tread carefully in your profesdelightful musical performance by Lexi Fadel capped sional decisions over the next three weeks the event. because they will have long-term ramifications. Children’s Burn Foundation provides treatment. The end of April brings a bonus. May puts a creprevention and education programs to nearly 65,000 ative spin on your lifestyle. Wedding bells ring in children and families annually. June. Capricorn and Pisces people adore you. ****** ARIES (Mar. 21-Apr. 19). If you’re on a top-secret Associates IMC held its “Author’s Day” luncheon mission, would you tell anyone? Could you keep with guest speaker actress/author Dyan Cannon at the it from your nearest and dearest? Your discretion GIVING NEW HOPE–The Children’s Burn Luxe-Summit Hotel. An absolute delight and looking will be tested and trusted. Foundation raised more than $1 million at beautiful, she was introduced by Diane Miller, event TAURUS (Apr. 20-May 20). Some have commentits “Giving New Hope” gala in The Beverly chair. ed–in wondrous, complimentary tones–that they Hilton. Pictured above (from left): Benefit After hearing some of her stories and asking her a Co-Chair Lisa LaPorta, CBF Chairman few questions, most in the audience, lined up to pur- don’t know how anyone can do what you do. And yet, you still aspire to so much more. And find Doug Mancino, honoree Susan H. Mallory, Council President Nicole Sokolow and chase her books to fill in the blanks (a portion of the their support motivating. Benefit Co-Chair Beth Lane; (left photo): proceeds to benefit Associates IMC). GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Relationships have Lilli Cutler is the group’s president while Molly just the right amount of tension to make them Dinner Co-Chair Marion Anderson, Founding Council and President Carol Forrest is CEO. A special “thank you” to the follow- exciting–maybe even electrifying. Bonus: A lull in Photos by Lee Salem ing who made the luncheon a success... Laura LanMancino your work scene allows you to focus on your perChildren’s Burn Foundation, which provides the expertise and pro- dau, Roberta Delevie, Hilda Grinker, Nancy Salka, sonal life. grams to prevent pediatric burns and to heal severely burned children Melinda Seltzer, Regina Scheer, Terry Gilman, Lauren CANCER (June 22-July 22). This is no time to let held its 18th “Giving New Hope” benefit at The Beverly Hilton. North- Bergher, and Debbie Fishel. the committee decide what you or anyone else Associates IMC, with a membership of 400+ ded- will do next. An individual with experience, ideas ern Trust banking executive/community leader Susan H. Mallory received the foundation’s award from Douglas M. Mancino, CBF’s trustees’ board icated women, raises much-needed funds to sustain and a defined style will lead the way to success. the ongoing programs for the Los Angeles Jewish It's likely that leader is you. chair. The evening, which raised more than $1 million, began with a recep- Home. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Proper attention to detail ****** tion, silent auction and the famous mystery boxes... Whatever you paid makes your work remarkable, your friendships fun Recently, runners, supporters and lupus patients and your love connections tight. 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ROBBINS (Continued from page 5) novel loosely based upon the composite exploits of Howard Hughes, Bill Lear, Jean Harlow and several others. One thing she couldn’t do that day was put it down though it was some 600 pages in length. Finally, she completed the tome, had dinner and was off to dreamland…her thoughts being about this interesting, immense work she had read and “what an imagination that writer must have.” The The book was Carpetbaggers and the author one Harold Robbins, a then 47-year old New Yorker who had been penning best sellers since 1948 including Never Love A Stranger and The Dream Merchants. His graphic and racy material has been called an intricate part of that era’s sexual revolution. When Grace arrived at her Grey Advertising office the very next morning ready to begin her casting duties on TV commercials for Revlon and Proctor & Gamble, she ran into commercial agent Archer King who was accompanied by a man whom she had never seen before. Needless to say, that person happened to be the one and the same Harold Robbins. To say the two of them were immediately smitten would be an understatement. He invited King and Grace to be his lunch guests in his suite at New York’s Americana Hotel and, after a meal of lobster and Dom Perignon, walked her back to her office passing a jewelry store en route. Asking her if she could have anything in the store, what would it be? “Oh, I just love that little locket” was her reply thinking she was making idle conversation.
Grace returned to her desk and duties but shortly thereafter a courier arrived from the store and delivered the casually wished-for locket. From then on, it was a whirlwind romance, highlighted by a weekend stay at The Beverly Hills Hotel and her first visit to the City where she was to become a much envied and admired hostess for nearly the next two decades. She has chronicled these exciting years in a 274-page effort Cinderella And The Carpetbagger
being released this week by its publisher, Bettie Youngs Books. She will have a Barnes & Noble booksigning at The Grove April 11. Harold had grown-up in Brooklyn, the son of a pharmacist. He spent his youth hustling and stuffing ballot boxes for Tammany Hall but also creating a bigger than life aura, eventually turning his far out imagination about himself into reality. By the time his career ended, he was the best-selling American fiction author of all time with 24 of the most popular novels in literary history and sales of more than 750 million, translated into 32 languages worldwide. When Grace and Harold finally tied the knot, the latter had become a much sought-after celebrity in his own right. The couple was in demand by the ultra-chic partygivers from Manhattan, Palm Beach, Paris,
London, Cannes, Palm Springs and, of course, “the Hills” – Beverly and Holmby to be exact. Their fairytale, bigger than life existence included residences on North Beverly Drive, New York and Palm Springs, plus splendid villas in the south of France and yachts moored there and Acapulco. An invitation to their renowned, annual New Year’s Eve parties was a prize possession. The Robbins’ pals abroad included artist Pablo Picasso, author James Baldwin, and international arms dealer Adnan Khashoggi. Domestically, it was a “who’s who” of Hollywood and Broadway. The books kept rolling out of Harold’s vivid imagination (The Adventurers, The Inheritors, The Pirate, The Betsy, The Lonely Lady, Dreams Die First, The Spellbinder, etc.)—one best seller after another, most of them made into movies. As in the case of the government, the only problem is when some entity brings in $1 million and spends $1.5 million, it doesn’t add up. While Harold was writing, Grace busied herself raising their daughter, Adreana (who herself has joined the “family business” as an author of a novel Paris Never Leaves You), maintaining the homes, doing charity work and even developing a fledgling career as a nightclub singer. One day, shortly after her husband proclaimed: “I want an open marriage,” their long love affair was about to come to a crashing end. And expire it did after a bitter divorce and eventually Harold’s death in 1997 at age 81. “I had the time of my life—in fact, several lives. It was a true storybook romance and I loved just about every second of it,” she exclaimed.
CONNIE MARTINSON Talks Books On a cold and rainy night, what better than to get into bed with a good cookbook. Candace Walsh’s Licking Spoon, A Memoir Of Food, Family And Identity (Seal Press $16) is a hit on all three counts. She recounts her youth when her parents divorced and there were then two kitchens in her life. She also had to go to market with her mother with welfare and food stamps handed to the clerk who was always someone from school. After college she came to New York and with her first check discovered Zabar’s. Along with food, she discovered the single, dating life and the Australian men, who like great wine travel well. Her stories are “Sex and the City with Food” and at the end of the book are really great recipes, some from her Greek grandmother and others which stand alone like, 2-cups of sugar, 2-cups water and now you have caramel ! ****** Think of Fanny Farmer when you read The Busy Mom’s Cookbook: 100 Delicious, Home-cooked Meals by Antonia Lofaso (Avery $26), whose heritage is Spago, Foxtail and now L.A.’s Black Market Liquor Bar. She was also a finalist on Top Chef All Stars. Last minute supper dish I recommend is Croque Monsieur and Madame. I just learned the difference. Madame has sunny side egg on top of the ham and cheese sandwich. She has her grandmother’s recipe for cooking brisket—braise it and only add catsup and onions. Antonia herself adds red wine, carrots, tomato paste and herbs, plus the ever-present garlic. For curry lovers, there is Madras curry chicken with turmeric Basmati rice. ****** Trip planning in Europe can be worrysome with strikes and the price of euros, so what about seeing the USA as it helps if you know where to eat. Let me recommend Food Lovers’ Guide To Memphis: The Best Restaurants, Markets And Local Culinary Offerings (Globe Pequot Press $14.95). Author Pamela Denny is a journalism professor at the University of Memphis and food editor for Memphis Magazine. Yes, there are a plethora of international restaurants, more than just barbeque and ribs— not that there’s anything wrong with that. There is fine dining with vegan restaurants with Memphis having the fresh food that goes to the table. Did I mention that city has Beale Street Blues to accompany a top-quality restaurant. But no matter the age, Memphis is Elvis and Graceland. On some of the pages are a list of places to eat in the vicinity and who knows—you may be sitting where Elvis sat. The book is beautifully laid out with cute illustrations and, yes, there are recipes too, like Thai-style beef salad with Chipolte honey vinaigrette. Despite the name “Frogmore stew” is really a fabulous shrimp, sausage and corn dish. I can’t write about Memphis without mentioning the recipe of braised pork cheeks and sweet-potato puree. As for barbecue ribs, you’re on your own. firstname.lastname@example.org
ANY PUN FOR TENNIS? By J.R. Leopold / Edited by Will Shortz
Across 1 Polite response to “Thank you” 9 Classic verse that begins “Ah, broken is the golden bowl!” 15 Kafka or Liszt 2 0 Wr i t t e n j u s t i f i c a t i o n
THE NEW YORK TIMES SUNDAY MAGAZINE CROSSWORD PUZZLE
21 Part of a doubleheader 22 Esther of “Good Ti m e s ” 2 3 Te n n i s c l i n i c focusing on drop shot skills? 25 More competent 26 Haunted house sound 2 7 “ I t ’s a Wo n d e r f u l Life” cabdriver
52 “One can only ___ much”
1 0 0 C a p t a i n H o o k ’s alma mater
5 3 B l a c k B e r r y, e . g . , i n brief
101 Ready follower?
1 5 M o n k ’s t i t l e
102 Bit of voodoo
1 6 B a r b i e ’s l a s t n a m e
54 Having freedom of tempo
1 0 4 Te c h r e l e a s e o f 2010
55 Illumination unit
108 Mex. miss
5 6 Ye a r t h a t “ S h r e k ” and “A Beautiful Mind” came out
11 0 O f t w o m i n d s
17 Mistakenly hitting into the doubles area during a singles match?
11 2 A u t h o r o f a 1 7 1 9 literary sensation
18 Pirate, e.g., for short
58 Putter (along)
11 3 Tr a n s a m e r i c a Pyramid feature
19 One goes after it
60 “The fix ___” 6 1 “ H a v e n ’t t h e foggiest”
11 4 P l a n c h e t t e h o l d e r
64 Photo developing compound 6 7 “ F o r a r i g h t y, y o u hit the ball pretty well on your left side,” and others? 73 Allay
11 6 L u k e S k y w a l k e r ’s volley? 11 9 H i t s i n g l e - p l a y e r game of the 1980s
14 Art Deco master
24 Biloxi-toB i r m i n g h a m d i r. 29 Sporty car features 32 Middle brother in a 2000s pop trio 33 Jerk
120 Goes over the top, in a way
35 Epithet for Nadya Suleman
121 Does again
37 Riga resident
122 It falls between 3760 and 3761 on the Jewish calendar
38 Spanish irregular verb
28 Meter reader?
30 Architect Saarinen
75 In ___ form
3 1 “ D o n ’t g e t a l l worked up!”
76 Source of the line “They have sown the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind”
7 9 P a r t o f R . R . : A b b r.
1 Vi c e p r e s i d e n t J o h n ___ Garner
42 Sloppy fast-food sandwich
2 Setting for a 1935 Marx Brothers comedy
43 “Semper Fidelis” composer
3 2 Yo u n g a c t o r S m i t h 33 Cutter 34 Churchill, e.g. 36 Pigs 38 Coaches who help you use your wrist in shots? 4 2 E d . ’s p i l e 45 Spiny ___ 46 Fleece 48 Chooses not to participate 4 9 Te n n i s p l a y e r s w h o clown around?
For any three answers, call from a touch-tone phone: 1-900-285-5656, ANSWERS FOUND $1.49 each minute; or, IN NEXT with a credit card, 1-800WEEK’S PAPER… 814-5554.
81 “___ in cat” 8 2 Yo u m i g h t s e t o n e out for a cat 84 Due follower 8 5 P a r t o f R . S . V. P. 8 8 L i n e j u d g e ’s mission?
124 Broad-minded Down
3 P u b l i c r a d i o o ff e r i n g s 4 Ever 5 Swiped
39 Ski-___ 40 Like some awakenings 41 Neither raise nor fold
4 4 _ _ _ B a y, f o r m e r U.S. base in the Philippines
6 2 Tu r n - _ _ _
7 6 A b b r. a f t e r a p e r i o d
63 Start to puncture?
77 Crumbly snack
78 Start of a tennis
6 Cabinet dept.
46 Eliza Doolittle, for one
47 Subjected to voodoo
93 Canadian natives
8 Scottish landowners
5 0 Ve x
9 Modern kind of name
9 5 “ A l e x a n d e r ’s Feast,” e.g.
10 Lightish blade
51 White Castle o ff e r i n g s
11 H o m e o f t h e Shoshone Mtns.
52 Barely remembered days of old
1 2 I t ’s h i g h e r t h a n a n ace
57 Zoo department
7 1 Wa y t h i n g s a r e going
59 Batting champ John
72 Durable fabric
91 Commercial law firm specialty
96 “Nothing” and “aught”? 9 8 P a r t o f R . S . V. P.
66 Part of a requiem Mass 6 8 A n c h o r- h o i s t i n g c r y
game? 80 Either Zimbalist
69 As expected
70 “Singin’ in the Rain” composer ___ Herb Brown
86 Praying figure 8 7 “ To p G u n ” o rg . 89 D.D.E. opponent 9 0 F r a n k i e Va l l i s a n g in it
92 1958 hit with the l i n e “ Yi p y i p y i p yip yip yip yip yip” 9 3 J e ff e r s o n ’s v i c e president 97 Response to “I bet y o u w o n ’t ” 98 It can be gross 99 Container on a c o u n t e r, m a y b e 102 Perfume 103 Mysterious blip 105 Michelangelo masterpiece
106 Eve of old TV 107 One who does not believe in miracles 108 Not bad 109 Destroy 111 C i t y n e a r P r o v o 11 2 B i t o f r e s i d u e 11 3 D r y 11 5 M a n d e l a ’s o rg . 11 7 T h r e e - t i m e To n y winner Hagen 11 8 D a u g h t e r o f L o k i
BEVERLY HILLS TSG No.: 5021085 TS No.: CA1100223969 FHA/VA/PMI No.: APN: 4335-029-038 Property Address: 150 NORTH ALMONT DRIVE #402 BEVERLY HILLS, CA 90211 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 05/02/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 04/18/2013 at 10:00 A.M., First American Trustee Servicing Solutions, LLC, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded 05/16/2006, as Instrument No. 06 1073139, in book , page , , of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, State of California. Executed by: SHAHRIAR ZARINI AND LOEIS REFUA, HUSBAND AND WIFE, 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# 4335-029038 The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 150 NORTH ALMONT DRIVE #402, BEVERLY HILLS, CA 90211 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, 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 $800,755.20. 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
P U B L I C N OT I C E S 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 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/propertySe archTerms.aspx, using the file number assigned to this case CA1100223969 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 Trustee Servicing Solutions, LLC 3 FIRST AMERICAN WAY SANTA ANA, CA 92707
Date: FOR TRUSTEE'S SALE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL (916)939-0772 First American Trustee Servicing Solutions, LLC 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.NPP0214935 BEVERLY HILLS COURIER 03/29/2013, 04/05/2013, 04/12/2013 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE APN: 5555-029-008 Trustee Sale No. 1375641-31 TRA:0067 REF: AARON, PAUL UNVER Property Address: 1581 N CRESCENT HEIGHTS BLVD, WEST HOLLYWOOD CA 90046 IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED November 30, 2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER On April 11, 2013, at 11:00 am, CALWESTERN RECONVEYANCE CORPORATION, as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded December 07, 2007, as Inst. No. 20072688342, in book XX, page XX, of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, State of CALIFORNIA executed by: PAUL AARON, AN UNMARRIED MAN WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, CASHIER'S CHECK 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: BY THE FOUNTAIN LOCATED AT 400 CIVIC CENTER PLAZA POMONA CALIFORNIA all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and State described as: COMPLETELY DESCRIBED IN SAID DEED OF TRUST The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 1581 N CRESCENT HEIGHTS BLVD WEST HOLLYWOOD CA 90046 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 held, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, posses-
sion, condition, or encumbrances, including fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to pay the remaining principal sums of the note(s) secured 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: $947,304.89. 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 beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property.You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder's office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call (714)730-2727 or visit the Internet Web Site WWW.LPSASAP.COM
using the file number assigned to this case 1375641-31. 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. FOR SALES INFORMATION: (714)730-2727 CALWESTERN RECONVEYANCE CORPORATION 525 EAST MAIN STREET P.O. BOX 22004 EL CAJON CA 920229004 Dated: March 08, 2013 CAL-WESTERN RECONVEYANCE CORPORATION By: Authorized Signature A4368474 03/22/2013, 03/29/2013, 04/05/2013 —————————— NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE TS No. 120051120 Doc ID #0001886842942005N Title Order No. 120 0 9 0 4 3 5 Investor/Insurer No. 188684294 APN No. 4383-004-001 / 4283004-027 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 01/23/2008. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE 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 RICHARD DANIEL THORNE, AN UNMARRIED MAN, dated 01/23/2008 and recorded 1/31/2008, as Instrument No. 20080186208, in Book N/A, Page N/A, of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, will sell on 04/25/2013 at 9:00AM, Doubletree Hotel Los Angeles-Norwalk, 13111 Sycamore Drive, Norwalk, CA 90650, Vineyard Ballroom at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 2300 BENEDICT CANYON DR, BEVERLY HILLS, CA, 902101409. 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
March 29, 2013 | Page 23 advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $1,131,773.14. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier's checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ''AS IS'' condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on a property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder's office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 1800-281-8219 or visit this Internet Web site www.recontrustco.com,
using the file number assigned to this case TS No. 12-0051120. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. DATED: 09/02/2012 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-01-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By: Trustee's Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. A4371293 03/22/2013, 03/29/2013, 04/05/2013 –––––– 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 —————————— FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2013 044545 The following is/are doing business as: COASTAL RANGE 6221 Warner Dr. Los Angeles, CA 90048; Sharon Sindell, 6221 Warner Dr. Los Angeles, CA 90048; The business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL, registrant(s) has NOT begun to transact business under the name(s): Sharon Sindell, Owner: Statement was filed with the County of Los Angeles: March 6, 2013; Published: March 22, 29, April 5, 12 2013 LACC N/C —————————— FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2013 061717 The following is/are doing business as: NOBILITY & MONARCH REAL ESTATE ENTERPRISE 250 N. Canon Dr. PH. Beverly Hills, CA 90210; Brad Gene Jones, 250 N. Canon Dr. PH. Beverly Hills, CA 90210; The business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL, registrant(s) has NOT begun to transact business under the name(s): Brad Gene Jones, Owner: Statement was filed with the County of Los Angeles: March 28, 2013; Published: March 29, April 5, 12, 19 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).
Page 24 | March 29, 2013 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE T.S No. 1177625-31 APN: 5530-008-003 TRA: 09970 LOAN NO: Xxxxxx2820 REF: O'connor Jr, Duane IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED November 03, 2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On April 04, 2013, at 9:00am, CalWestern Reconveyance Corporation, as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded November 22, 2006, as Inst. No. 06 2597509 in book XX, page XX of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, executed by Duane Kip O'connor Jr An Unmarried Man, will sell at public auction to highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check 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: Behind the fountain located in civic center plaza, 400 civic Center Plaza Pomona, California, all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and State described as: Completely described in said deed of trust The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 7724 Lexington Ave West Hollywood CA 900466213 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 held, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, condition or encumbrances, including fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to pay the remaining principal sums of the note(s) secured 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: $841,818.73. 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 beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. 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 (619)590-1221 or visit the internet website HYPERLINK "http://www.rppsales.com" www.rppsales.com, using the file number assigned to this case 1177625-31. 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. For sales information:(619)590-1221. C a l - W e s t e r n R e c o n v e y a n c e Corporation, 525 East Main Street, P.O. Box 22004, El Cajon, CA 92022-9004 Dated: February 27, 2013. (R426786 03/15/13, 03/22/13, 03/29/13) —————————— NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: IRVING PARDO CASE NO. BP139619 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the WILL or estate, or both of IRVING PARDO. A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by GAYE HUSTON PARDO in the Superior Court of California, County of LOS ANGELES. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that GAYE HUSTON PARDO be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests the decedent's WILL and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The WILL and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of
P U B L I C N OT I C E S Estates Act . (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held in this court as follows: 04/08/13 at 8:30AM in Dept. 9 located at 111 N. HILL ST., LOS ANGELES, CA 90012 IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner ROGER FRANKLIN SBN 39621 16000 VENTURA BLVD. STE 908 ENCINO CA 91436 3/15, 3/22, 3/29/13 CNS-2457273# BEVERLY HILLS COURIER –––––– 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 trans-
act 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 –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2013046675 The following is/are doing business as: JHANA APPAREL 110 E. 9th St. #C-457, Los Angeles, CA 90079; Sanam Gholian 10635 Wilshire Blvd. #301, Los Angeles, CA 90024; The business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL, registrant(s) has NOT begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein: Sanam Gholian: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: March 08, 2013; Published: March 15, 22, 29, April 05, 2013 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2013049756 The following is/are doing business as: JEWISH SPARK 902 S. Wooster St., Los Angeles, CA 90035; Zabachic, Inc. 902 S. Wooster St., Los Angeles, CA 90035; The business is conducted by: A CORPORATION, registrant(s) has NOT begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein: Frank Perez, President: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: March 15, 2013; Published: March 15, 22, 29, April 05, 2013 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2013048047 The following is/are doing business as: AMBIANCE PROVENCALE 3666 Westwood Blvd. #203, Los Angeles, CA 90034; Evelyne Murana 3666 Westwood Blvd. #203, Los Angeles, CA 90034; The business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL, registrant(s) has NOT begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein: Evelyne Murana: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: March 11, 2013; Published: March 22, 29, April 05, 12, 2013 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2013048056 The following is/are doing business as: 1) BEVERLY HILLS CHOCOLATE COMPANY 2) CHOCBITE 3) BH CHOCOLATE COMPANY 4) BEVERLY HILLS CHOCOLATE CO. 5) BEVERLY HILLS CHOCOLATE FACTORY 6) CONCIERGE GENOROSITY COMPANY 7) SWEET DAY LA 8) MADE IN 90210 9663 Santa Monica Blvd. #1052, Beverly Hills, CA 90210; Chocbite LLC 9663 Santa Monica Blvd. #1052, Beverly Hills, CA 90210; The business is conducted by: A LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY, registrant(s) has NOT begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein: Adeline Arjad, Member: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: March 11, 2013; Published: March 22, 29, April 05, 12, 2013 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2013051580 The following is/are doing business as: 1) BRUCEL 2) BJ CLAUDE CAHUN 3) BJ PANDA BEAR 256 N. Doheny Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90211; B. Binhslee Ly 1561 S. Hauser Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90019; The business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL, registrant(s) has NOT begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein: B. Binhslee Ly: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: March 14, 2013; Published: March 22, 29, April 05, 12, 2013 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2013051889 The following is/are doing business as: 1) LE CADEAUX @ LA CAMPAGNE 2) LE CADEAU @
LA CAMPAGNE 3) LES CADEAUX @ LA CAMPAGNE 4) LES CADEAUX @ LA TABLE 851 E. 60th St., Los Angeles, CA 90001; Baby Cie, Inc. 9046 W. 24th St., Los Angeles, CA 90034; The business is conducted by: A CORPORATION, registrant(s) has NOT begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein: Norman Kosser, Owner: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: March 15, 2013; Published: March 22, 29, April 05, 12, 2013 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2013051832 The following is/are doing business as: BAO FOOT SPA 156 S. Beverly Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90212; Zarifian Inc. 156 S. Beverly Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90212; The business is conducted by: A CORPORATION, registrant(s) has begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein 2010: Piran Zarifian, CEO: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: March 15, 2013; Published: March 22, 29, April 05, 12, 2013 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2013051833 The following is/are doing business as: WILDER KINGDOM MUSIC 9255 Sunset Blvd. #1040, West Hollywood, Ca 90069; Hallelujah Productions, Inc. 9255 Sunset Blvd. #1040, West Hollywood, CA 90069; The business is conducted by: A CORPORATION, registrant(s) has begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein January 01, 2001: Don Watson, Business Manager: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: March 15, 2013; Published: March 22, 29, April 05, 12, 2013 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2013051865 The following is/are doing business as: 1) SHOP IT LA 2) SHOP IT ON EBAY 1852 Westwood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90025; Los Angeles ISI, LLC 1852 Westwood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90025; The business is conducted by: LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY, registrant(s) has begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein May 2008: El Grabarsky, CFO: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: March 15, 2013; Published: March 22, 29, April 05, 12, 2013 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME
STATEMENT 2013051512 The following is/are doing business as: DB TIME 8950 W. Olympic Blvd. #98, Beverly Hills, CA 90211; More & More Time, Inc. 8950 W. Olympic Blvd. #98, 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: Allen Soleymani, President: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: March 14, 2013; Published: March 22, 29, April 05, 12, 2013 LACC N/C
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2013051566 The following is/are doing business as: JUEL CONCEPTS 71051/2 Hillside Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90046; Kristin Leigh Juel 7105-1/2 Hillside Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90046; The business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL, registrant(s) has NOT begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein: Kristin Leigh Juel: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: March 14, 2013; Published: March 29, April 05, 12, 19, 2013 LACC N/C
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—————–––– BEVERLY HILLS South Wetherly Dr.
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BEVERLY HILLS SANTA MONICA BRENTWOOD The Carlton 218 S. Tower Dr. • CONDO QUALITY •
• • 1 Bd.+1 Ba. • • • •
2 GREAT LEASES IN 904-908 Granville Av. GATED COMMUNITY 11666 Goshen Ave. 2 Bd.+2 Ba. • CENTURY CITY • (•)()
8 4 3 4 th S t . • 2 Bd. + 2 Ba. ( • ) ( • ) ( • )
• • • • • •
Old World Charm ! Heated pool, balcony, a/c, S i n g l e Includes: PRESTIGIOUS LE PARC Bright, intercom entry, dishwasher, controlled ( • ) ( • ) ( • ) Granite counters, ( • ) ( • ) fridge, stove, laundry fac. 2 BDRM. + 2.5 BATH access, elevator, Fireplace, balcony, CLOSE TO RESTAURANTS laundry room, parking. WiFi, central air/heat, over 2200 sq. ft. laundry facility, fireplace, patio, & SHOPPING . 310/929-0610 subterranean prkg. Completely Remodeled controlled access, 310/531-3992 4 Blks. to Beach. $7,100/MO. pool, elevator, parking, Near Whole Foods. B e v e r l y H i l l s SANTA MONICA laundry facility. 310/207-1965 ************* 310/312-9871 138 N. Hamilton Dr.
CENTURY WOOD 808 4th St. Shopping & Dining in W E S T L . A . * * Brentwood Village 3 BDRM. + 3.5 BATH Kitchenette, microwave, * * 1236 Amhearst Ave. + 2 Ba. * * 2 Bd. Controlled access, over 2800 sq. ft. • Large Unit • * laundry facility * * * B R E N T W O O D 1 Bd. + Den + 1 Ba. Feels like a private home. Large, Unique & C LOSE TO C EDARS , 11730 SUNSET BLVD. $10,000/MO. Dishwasher, a/c, Gorgeous. Fireplace, • • • • • • NEWLY REMODELED B EVERLY C ENTER , wet R ESTAURANT R OW . balcony, dishwasher, • Jr. Executive CALL 310/413-8481 310/531-3992 • • • • • • • bar, controlled access, intercom entry, • 1 Bd.+1 Ba. •
—————–––– West LA/Rancho Park
440 UNFURNISHED APT’S/CONDO’S
elevator, prkg., pool.
In The HEART of • Close to Beach • BEV. HILLS TRIANGLE 310/394-7132 170 N. Crescent Dr.
* * * * * 1* * BRENTWOOD 2 Bdrm. +1 /2 Bath 11931 Goshen Ave. * * * * Remodeled Kitch./Baths, • • • • BEVERLY HILLS *Large &* Bright.* • • Stainless appl., built-in 412 N. OAKHURST DR. • 2 Bd.+2 Ba. • Pool, a/c, balcony, wine fridge, hrwd. flrs., ~ Luxury Large ~ • • • • • • fridge, stove, laundry 1 Bd.+Den+11/2 Ba. skylights, fireplace, Granite counters,
Adorable Traditional House 3 Bd.+2 Ba. • $4,400
rm., prkg., intercom jacuzzi tub, French doors Dining rm., appliances entry, elevator. incld., washer/dryer, to new deck & lrg. yard. LOSE TO SHOPS C wet bar, balcony, central & R ESTAURANTS . 310/463-6662 air, walk-in closet, 310/858-8133 DARBY/COLDWELL BANKER 2-parking. No pets.
Rooftop pool, deck, gym, central air, elevator, intercom entry, on-sight laundry, parking.
Beautiful Mediterranean 3 Bd, 3.5 Ba New Home 3200sf. Gourmet kitchen, wood/carpet flrs, marble fireplace, sunny family room, large French doors to patio w/beautiful garden, washer/dryer, dbl garage. $7,900/MO. Call 310/721-7159
• TRI-PLEX •
321 S. Sherbourne Dr.
253 N. Swall Dr. • • Spacious • • 2 Bd.+Den+21/2 Ba. • 1 B d . + 1 B a . • • Fully Remodeled • • J r. E xe c u t i v e • 1,650sf. Bright, central • • •• air, walk-in closet, stove, fridge, washer/dryer in unit, 2-car garage.
Balcony, controlled access, a/c, stove, elevator, laundry facility, parking.
• Free WiFi Access • W E S T L . A . ~ 310/476-3824 ~ 1342 Centinela Ave. BRENTWOOD & U.C.L.A. CLOSE
—————–––– ~ WESTWOOD ~ 10992 Ashton Ave.
• • Single •
- 1 Bdrm.+1 Bath entry, elevator, on-
- - - -
sight laundry, prkg. • Bright Unit • Close to UCLA & 11640 Kiowa Ave. Granite counterstops, Westwood Village . Newly Updated patio, on-site 310/479-8977 built-in appliances, 2 Bdrm. + 2 Bath dishwasher, on-sight laundry, On-site •••••••• WESTWOOD laundry, parking. Balcony, dishwasher, parking. Close to 1 0905 Ohio Ave. 310/207-1965 transportation. a/c, heated pool, WiFi, • • 424/744-6342 • • • elevator controlled 2 Bd. +2 Ba. • • • • BRENTWOOD • access, on-site laundry, • 1 Bd. + 1 Ba. • parking. Close to 120 Granville Ave. W E S T L . A . •• •• Wifi, Bright, controlled Brentwood Village, 12333 TeXaS Ave. * * * * * * * * access, balcony, Shops & Restaurants. 1 Bd.+1 Ba. ∞∞∞∞∞∞ ∞ pool, elevator, Large, Sunny & Bright. • 310/826-4889 • 1 Bdrm. + 1 Bath laundry facility, prkg. Hrwd. flrs., dishwasher, ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ Close To U.C.L.A. ∞ = BRENTWOOD = heated pool, intercom Granite counters, bal310/477-6856 entry, on-sight lndry., prkg. 417 S. Barrington Av. cony, stove, • : : : : : : :::::: Close to Everything. dishwasher,
—————–––– —————–––– 310/403-6812 —————–––– —— ———–––– B o r d e r o f WESTWOOD/ CENTURY CITY
on-site parking & laundry facility.
• 1 Bdrm.
Bath • intercom-entry, on-site
550 Veteran Ave. • 310/247-8689 • laundry, parking. = Single = • 2 Bdrm. *BEVERLY HILLS* Close to Cedars-Sinai, BRENTWOOD 310/207-1869 + 1 Bath • 8725 Clifton Way = = = = = = = 519 S. Barrington Ave. : : : : : : : : : : : : Beverly Center & = = = = = = = = Newly Remodeled Trendy Robertson Bl. Hardwood floors, W E S T W O O D ˚Δ˚Δ˚Δ˚Δ˚Δ˚Δ˚ Very spacious, • 2 Bdrm.+ 1 Bdrm. + 1 Bath pool, laundry facility, 1409 Midvale Ave. BEVERLYWOOD HOA Den+2 Bath • granite counters,
—————–––– 3 Bdrm, 2 Bath Home Hardwood floors, full stainless steel appliances, central air/heat, 2 car garage, beautiful yard. MOVE-IN SPECIAL $4,500/MO.
Lrg. unit. Balcony, Walk-in closet, intercom entry, laundry facility, elevator, prkg. • CHARMING & BRIGHT • Close to Cedars, restaurants, shopping & transportation.
• 310/246-3889 •
LOW MOVE -IN ! L.A.’S FINEST, MOST LUXURIOUS APT. RENTAL
“The Mission ” • Westwood •
Bright unit. controlled access, prkg. Dishwasher, On-site Close to laundry, parking. Brentwood Village. • 310/440-5051 • Close to Brentwood Village. VERY UNIQUE • MUST SEE
•••• ••• •••• • • Single • • • • • • • •
WiFi, a/c, intercom entry, laundry facility, • BRENTWOOD • 125 N. Barrington Av. elevator, parking, pool.
microwave, intercom entry, on-sight laundry, parking & WiFi. Very close to UCLA & Westwood Village .
C LOSE TO U.C.L.A. • 2 Bdrm. CORRIDOR 11988 Kiowa Ave. • 2 Bd.+2 Ba. 310/478-8616 + 2 Bath • 10530-10540 BEVERLY HILLS • 1 Bd.+1 Ba. • • • • • • • BEVERLY HILLS ADJ. 1 B d . + 1 B a . • 1 Bdrm. Wilshire Bl. • • • • • • • • • • • • + 1 Bath • WESTWOOD • 6-Month Lease Avail. • ∞ •••••• REMODELED HOUSE • 1 Bd. + 1 Ba. • • • • • • • ∞∞∞∞∞ * * * * * * 1380 Midvale Ave. ∞ • Large & Bright Unit. 5 BEDROOM, 3.5 BATH Extra Luxury: Bd.+1 Ba. • Newly Remodeled, • • • • • • 1Luxury • GORGEOUS UNITS • Every Living • custom cabinets, granite Elevator, controlled Granite counters, wood Upscale, Bright, 1 B d . + D e n + 1 B a . Central air, large countertops, stone entry,
————— —————–––– Call 310/922-5437
floors, full appliances, central air/heat, 2 car garage, beautiful yard.
$4,300/MO. Contact Haim at 323/244-9470
balcony, pool, elevator, on-site laundry, intercom entry. 320 N. La Peer Dr.
• 310/246-0290 • CLOSE TO SHOPS & DINING
* * * * * *
access, on-site Gorgeous & Spacious. laundry facility, With Pool, balcony, • Free WiFi Access • balcony, parking. central air, fireplace, • Close to UCLA • Close to 1350 S. MIDVALE AVE. stove, elevator, L.A., 90024 Brentwood Village, intercom entry, prkg. Contact Mgr.: Shops & Restaurants. • 310/476-2181 • • 310/864-0319 • • 310/826-4889 • Close to shopping. pool, health club, spa.
••••• • •
WiFi, pool, elevator, controlled access, onsight laundry, parking. Close to U.C.L.A.
with valet, lush garden surrounding pool, gym, elevator, etc. Dishwasher, central air, balcony. Call: 310/470-4474
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A PA RT M E N T / C O N D O R E N TA L S
*KELEMEN* REAL ESTATE (310) 966-0900
**CENTURY CITY** 2220 S. Beverly Glen
• Single • •• • • • • Lots of • •
LUXURIOUS CONDO Prime Beverly Hills 200 N. SWALL DRIVE 2 BEDROOM, 2 BATH
BEVERLY HILLS BEVERLY HILLS 336 S. Rexford Dr.
Upper 2 Bd. +1 Ba.
~ N EWLY UPDATED ~
New countertops, oak 2 BDRM. + 2 BA. Quiet neighborhood. 1,500 sq. ft. Character & Charm ! Pool, jacuzzi, sauna, new modern fitness rm, cabinets & dishwasher. A/C, Newly Decorated, Alcove fireplace, fridge, 24 hour security, valet parking, large balcony, laundry facility, gated A/C & heating , washer/dryer, side-by-side Hardwood floors, a/c, Hardwood Floors, parking, intercom garage parking w/extra storage. $3,600/MO. laundry, covered prkg. Stove, Refrigerator, entry, WiFi and more. 310/435-0490 or 424/288-4465 $2,200/Month Laundry, Storage, • 310/552-8064 • 310/247-8547 Carport. Rooftop jacuzzi with 310/433-1949 818/701-6600 panoramic city views. S A N T A M O N I C A ROXBURY DR. 818/640-8082 N o r t h o f W i l s h i r e 1 Block South of Park
BEVERLY HILLS ADJ Bedford/Olympic th 843 4 St. Remodeled remodeled kitchen, 2 BD, 2 BA CONDO $2,150/MO. 2 Bd. + Den + 2 Ba. 1,400sf., central air, small
H O L L Y W O O D • CONDO QUALITY •
1769-1775 Sycamore Av.
• Single • Bachelor Controlled access, laundry facility. Utilities Included.
New kitchen w/ granite, S.S. appl., hrwd.+stone+ 323/851-3790 tile flrs., french doors, Close to Everything. balcony, a/c, lrg. closets, dishwasher, controlled L O S A N G E L E S access, elevator, 4 0 1 S . H O O V E R S t . laundry room, parking. • • • • • • • • Heated pool/gym/sauna. • Single Also, 2 Bd. + 2 Ba. • 1 Bd.+1 Ba.
• • • • • • • • Control access,
4 Blks. to Beach.
2 Bdrm.+21/2 Bath R ECENTLY U PDATED ,
$2,850/MO. Newly remodeled with all new appliances. Elevator, pool, laundry facility, parking in non-smoking, no pets building.
323/898-9241 3 Bd.+Den+2 Ba. Mediterranean Condo BEVERLY HILLS ADJ. O FFERING L ANDSCAPED 1017 S. SHERBOURNE ROOF GARDEN WITH Very Private & Spacious VIEW OF AMAZING 2 BDRM. + 1.5 BATH W AT E R F E AT U R E
Upper front unit. Hard-
—————–––– wood floors, appliances, patio, front+back yard. 7-Blocks to Beach $2,595/Month
upper unit with breakfast Marble entry, Viking S.S. and formal dining room. appl., hrwd. flrs., estate WESTWOOD Yard, laundry & parking. quality finish. Out cove TOP FRONT 2 BD+DEN $3,500/MO. office w/ fireplace, lrg. Call 213/804-3761 IMMACULATE 2-balconies & stone 26’ x 17’ Living room, patio, laundry in unit. WEST HOLLYWOOD 17’ x 13’ Den with bar, $4,695/Month Lower Spanish Duplex large blalcony, laundry 310/980-3384 3 Bedroom, 2 Baths facility on every floor, BEVERLY HILLS Living room with fire- ELEVATOR, gated, QUIET, * * * D U P L E X * * * place, breakfast room, 12 units, no pets. Close to dining room, kitchen On South Maple Dr. Wilshire Bl. / Westwood Bl. with stove, fridge and LARGE 3 + 2 UPPER 10966 OHIO AVE. Formal dining, breakfast dishwasher, laundry $2,400/MO. room & hardwood floors. area, skylight, A/C, Call 323/252-5600 $3,150/MO. double garage, No pets. Call 310/820-0122 $3,800/MO.
————— —————–––– • Large Luxury Apt. • 1,800sf., upper unit. Central air, new carpet, hrwd. flrs., newer kitch., all appl. prkg. No pets. Bedford & Wilshire
818/985-9773 • Quiet 4-Plex •
BLOCKS TO BEVERLY HILLS
Stove, A/C, Hi-ceilings, new carpets, bright unit. 1 Parking. Pets OK. Special: 1/2 Securtiy deposit OAC. Call 310/278-8999
—————–––– BEVERLY HILLS 1 BEDROOM, 1 BATH $1,495/MO.
Stove, A/C, Hi-ceilings, new carpets, bright unit. 1 Parking. Pets OK. Special: 1/2 Securtiy deposit OAC. Call 310/278-8999
Exceptional Condition! NORTH OF WILSHIRE 323/937-3737 ***BEVERLY HILLS*** TOTALLY REMODELED BRIGHT & SPACIOUS UPPER 2 BDRM, 2 BATH UPPER 1 BEDROOM $2,150/MO. BEVERLY HILLS ADJ with balcony, carpeted All new kitchen appliances, 8443 Blackburn Ave. balcony, laundry facility, 2 BEDROOMS, 1.5 BATH throughout, stove, parking in non-smoking Lower with hardwood fridge, laundry, parking and no pets building. Clean, no-pets, non- No smoking. No pets. Ask About Move-in special $1,425/MO. smoking building. Parking. Call 310/826-8819 Call for appointment One lower $1,700 at 323/653-1892 One in rear $1,500 *BEVERLY HILLS* Call 310/429-5063 $2,100/MO. BEVERLY HILLS ADJ 2 BDRM + 2 BATH BEVERLY HILLS adj. 1211 HOLT AVE #5 Large upper unit facing Bright Front Unit brick courtyard in 10 unit 1 BEDROOM, 1 BATH 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath. building. Near Century $1,075/MO. City & Roxbury Park on $1,650/MO. Fridge, stove, parking. quiet pretty street. Newly remodeled with Hardwood floors, separate Lots of closet space, Call 805/379-2000 kitchen & dining, stove, A/C. Secured building d/w. No dogs. 405 3/4 SHIRLEY PL. in beautiful location. Open by calling Call 310/652-7829
—————–––– We Will BEVERLY HILLS
File Your ON MAPLE DRIVE Stove, A/C, Fridge & DBA SPACIOUS 1 BD + 1 BA Parking. Special: 1/2 APPROX. 1,500 SQ. FT. for Securtiy deposit OAC. 2 Patios, dining room, Call 310/278-8999 breakfast nook, brand ————— FREE! new hardwood floors,
1 BEDROOM, 1 BATH ***BEVERLY HILLS*** $1,595/MO.
• HOLLYWOOD •
granite counter tops, bar, lots of closet space, RETRO 60’S APTS. 1 block from Century City 2 BD + 2 BA • $2,350 Elevator access, gated UPPER 1 BDRM, 1BA. 2 BD + OFFICE + 2 BA. Prime Location and secured building New carpet, large deck, Large unit over 1600 s.f. 1,200+sf., newer paint+ with parking. BH schools, with courtyard pool, with lost of closet space, carpet, private courtlaundry facility, gated close to shops and laundry facility and yard, 2-prkg., laundry parking, non-smoking restaurants. underground parking. facility. Pets OK. $3,000/MONTH building. One cat ok. $2,000/MO. West Hollywood Call For Appointment By Appointment Only $1,495/MO. • 310/701-0770 • Call 310/557-3516 310/432-3125 Call 323/823-7870
BEVERLY HILLS BEVERLY HILLS
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From the Publisher CLIF SMITH THE UNIQUE ROLE OF A CALIFORNIA CITY COUNCIL Beverly Hills is a California “general law” city. That means that the rules and laws we operate under are mainly prescribed in the California Government Code. “General law” cities predominate in California, especially with smaller cities. The other form of city government in California is a “charter city,” like Los Angeles, which has much greater local authority and power to change the way it governs itself. Most cities can do quite well with the simpler but more detailed rules of a “general law” city. (Bell suffered those huge salary and pension disasters because it converted from a “general law” to “charter” city— general law cities cannot pay what Bell paid.) Beverly Hills operates under the “elected council/city manager” form of government. That means that the council hires a city manager who then operates the City. For those versed in corporate governance, just exactly what does that mean? Is the city council a “board of directors” that sets broad policies to be implemented by the manager? Or is the city council a panel of “managing directors” more akin to British corporate governance where the directors actually participate in the management of the entity? Is a city council just an advisory board set up to rubber-stamp whatever the city manager and his/her staff comes up with from time to time? Is the city manager a general manager, a chief operating officer or a chief executive officer? Here, as in most California cities, it all depends. As we contemplate our new City Council, which after all is just like the last one except for one change—Nancy Krasne replaces Barry Brucker—how should we view our council and City government? What expectations are reasonable? What is the role of each council member? Of what significance is the position of “mayor” or “vice mayor”? This election turned on three major issues: the Metro subway tunnel under Beverly Hills High School, public pay and pensions, and transparency in government. The Courier for two years has promoted reforming our local government to bring pay and pensions to a sustainable and fair level and to impose true transparency. Supporting those positions have been our new Mayor John Mirisch and new Vice Mayor Lili Bosse. Whenever specific votes arose, in general their two votes were outvoted by councilmembers Willie Brien, Barry Brucker and Julian Gold. Now, with Krasne replacing Brucker, we see a real possibility of reform. We believe the people elect councilmembers to represent us, not the City staff or “regional interests.” This new council reflects the decision of the people to elect representatives to represent us. That means the people insist on being involved. That, of course, annoys the paid City staff. It’s common operating procedure is to develop everything on its own, keep most of the elected officials in the dark, definitely keep the people in the dark, then spring decisions on the council at the last second and get an “OK” before anyone wakes up. That is precisely what Mirisch, Bosse and Krasne oppose. Each has had this done to them time and again during their previous service on the council. Each pledges to stop this. In most cases, it took intervention by The Courier to get the facts out—most often through aggressive use of the California Public Records Act. That should never have been necessary, but it was. For this, this newspaper was assaulted in this election by tens of thousands of dollars of hate mail and per-
sonal attacks. Note in hindsight, not one fact we reported was ever contradicted or disproved. In truth, the more that came out the more our reporting was confirmed. Getting down to specifics, “open government” means sharing key contract negotiations with the people, retaining emails, prohibiting city staff from deleting emails, and making sure that the people are consulted not blindsided. So now we have a council majority committed to the three issues: stopping the Metro subway under Beverly High, making public pay and pensions fair and sustainable, and imposing transparency on City Hall. We hope that councilmembers Brien and Gold will join them, but we suspect they will now become the “2” in “3-2” votes. So be it. Despite the best of intentions, it will not be easy for a reform majority to see its reforms implemented. We expect delaying actions, “hide the ball” tactics from the City staff, public and private gossip and carping aimed at undermining reform efforts, and all the tricks used by bureaucrats everywhere to protect their own and keep the people at arm’s length. One of the most effective is to manipulate the information provided to the council in connection with a particular vote. We witnessed direct misrepresentation when it came to recent water rate hikes. Previously, we saw parking rate hikes never OK’d by the council placed on a resolution for then-Mayor Nancy Krasne to sign. She caught it and refused. But these are not isolated cases. We would truly welcome an honest change of heart in City Hall—one that recognizes that the people of Beverly Hills will be heard and will participate in their own government. City staff is not an army of occupation living off the land, with the citizen’s main role to pay. New Mayor John Mirisch won election overwhelmingly on the pledge that government “stop treating the people like and ATM machine.” We know Bosse and Krasne share that commitment. Beverly Hills City employees are paid extraordinarily well and are not overworked by any rational measure. They are paid between 150 – 200 percent of the private sector, enjoy time off, health care and pension benefits few in this country enjoy. Most receive “every other Monday or Friday off” and even the highly paid executives get overtime pay or its euphemistically-named “administrative leave.” So, we see no reason whatsoever for them to gripe. We also believe that non-public safety staff numbers can be cut by 20–25 percent and many kinds of jobs outsourced to the private sector. “Outsourcing” is a dirty word for unions, but just why should the people pay retirement benefits in the millions of dollars each for services that can be obtained for a fraction of the cost? These are the kinds of decisions that Mirisch, Bosse and Krasne will need to make. They will likely be limited severely by the fact that they will rely—to start with—on city staff to gather facts. The new council majority must be on guard against rigged information to generate the result staff wants—it’s how the game is played. With these three veteran councilmembers leading the reform, our bureaucrats may have met their match. We’ll see. As for fairness, who wouldn’t like to work somewhere for 20-30 years or so with 13 weeks off every year and a retirement package in the millions of dollars?
Rabbi Jacob Pressman Rabbi Jack is taking the week off and his column will return resume in next week’s edition–April 5
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR The installation of drought-tolerant perennials near El Rodeo School is a good idea, especially with the recent 40 percent increase in water rates. But I hope at least some of these plants are not just drought-tolerant perennials but rather California native plants, which, once established, use about one seventh as much water as a lawn. There is no watering, no mowing, no fertilizing, much less yard waste, and less maintenance time. Colorful, water-wise California native plants have important environmental benefits compared to other drought-tolerant plants from Australia, the Mediterranean areas, and South Africa. They are what Mother Nature intended to grow in Southern California. They are what birds and insects important to ecological systems evolved to eat. For example, the colorful monarch butterfly lays its eggs only on certain species of milkweed, and the lovely cedar waxwing likes to eat the berries of the Toyon. (The Toyon is the connection between native plants and Hollywood. Hollywoodland, the real estate development from which the neighborhood and the entertainment industry get their names, was named for the native “California hollies”- Toyonswhich grew abundantly in the Hollywood Hills in the 1920s.) Drought tolerant is better than a green lawn monoculture, but not quite good enough. Nearby Santa Monica is doing a much better job (see the website of its Office of Environmental Sustainability) in encouraging water conservation and use of xericulture and California native plants. The new plantings are a good idea, but Beverly Hills needs to do more. Daniel Fink ****** Congratulations to John Mirisch for becoming mayor of Beverly Hills and to Lili Bosse for being vice mayor. I believe we are in good hands in the coming months as we head into our centennial year of 2014. During this time, we the citizens of Beverly Hills ask the City Council to be on the side of the people and that the promises the elected members made to the voters are kept. There are many important issues to deal with and we must all stick together. After all, this City belongs to us all. Let’s show Metro and others that we are proud of this place and that no one will tell us what is best for Beverly Hills. George Vreeland Hill ****** An Academy Award to each City Council member for the most self-indulgent, self-serving, self-aggrandizing three-anda-half hour presentation of any council installation in the history of our City. What were you all thinking by presenting a repetitive performance and holding an entire audience hostage. And almost all of us in the audience couldn’t wait for this installation to be over so we could be home. Is this the kind of City Council performance of long, protracted meetings that we have to look forward to? Perhaps it would benefit all of our City Council to please remember to use the three-minute button, the same one which limits comments by residents. You can say in three minutes what you all said in three hours. Kathy Burns
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