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‘Reform’ Beverly Hills City Council Extends City E-Mail Policy To 2 Years Updated from www.bhcourier.com

By Matt Lopez Attention City of Beverly Hills employees: You’ve got (more) mail. Three newly elected, and re-elected, City officials stood true to their

The Human Relations Commission celebrated spring on Tuesday. 4

El Rodeo students helped upkeep the school’s sustainable garden this week. 4

Horace Mann students competed in a science fair last week. 5

City Hall & The Saban Theatre could become local landmarks.

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Political Outsider Kevin James Wowed the Media By Coming In Third During the L.A. Mayor’s Race in March. He Discusses His Wish List For Our Magnetic City. Editorial from Rabbi Pressman AND MORE

CLASSIFIEDS Announcements Real Estate Rentals Sales and More

(see ‘PRESSMAN,’ page 12)

Updated from www.bhcourier.com

By Laura Coleman and Matt Lopez Mayor John Mirisch is preparing to lead the City of Beverly Hills in taking a firm, formal stand against the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s at-

By Matt Lopez A potential third salary hike for City Manager Jeff Kolin will be mulled by the Beverly Hills City Council at its April 11 formal meeting. The item was on the agenda at Tuesday night’s meeting, but tabled at newly-elected councilmember

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tempt to tunnel under Beverly Hills High School. Mirisch confirmed earlier this (see ‘METRO,’ page 26)

HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE—A man lights a Yizkor (memorial) candle in memory of his relatives that perished during the Holocaust at last year’s Holocaust Remembrance Day at the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust. This year’s commemoration starts at 10 a.m. at Pan Pacific Park. Photo by Derek Bauer

Nancy Krasne’s request. Krasne wished for more time to review the item. The proposed salary increase is for $7,500. Kolin was hired as City By Laura Coleman Manager in November The Los Angeles Museum of the 2009 at a base salary of Holocaust hosts its annual Holocaust $274,999. He received a 2 Remembrance Day Commemoration percent cost-of-living salary on Sunday at Pan Pacific Park, in con(see ‘SALARY,’ page 26) junction with Yom HaShoah, Holocaust

Holocaust Remembrances Planned

A NIGHT OF STARS — Angela Bassett with twin daughter Bronwyn at the Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards in Los Angeles.

Bronywn has a twin brother, Slater, and their dad is Courtney B. Vance, currently on broadway in the Lucky Guy hit starring Tom Hanks. For more photos, see George Christy’s column on page 6.

Remembrance Day. “This is a chance once a year for everyone to come together as a city and remember those who perished dur(see ‘REMEMBRANCES,’ page 26)

G UA N G Z H O U — C o u r i e r Associate Publisher Marcia Hobbs became Chair of the L.A. Guangzhou Sister City Association at its annual meeting and Chinese New Year Banquet in Chinatown. Pictured (from left): Katherine Whitman, Kamilla Blanche, Dennis Zine, Marcia Wilson Hobbs and Jeffrey Cheung (outgoing chair). Hobbs has been deeply involved in the organization, including the visit of the Giant Pandas to Los Angeles in 1984, earning the nickname “Mama Panda”.

They joined Jessica Alba, Danica Patrick, Fergie, Al Roker, Kristen Wiig among other stars for a night of fun and celebration.

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down with Pressman for an exclusive interview highlighting his legacy. With his parents still living across the street from the high school, a daughter

Mirisch Resolution Opposes Metro Tunnels Under Beverly Hills High

City Council To Discuss Salary Increase For Kolin

Joan Rivers talks The Revisionist and Belleville 2 •Real Estate •Health & Wellness •Birthdays

By Laura Coleman In the wake of Joel Pressman’s decision to retire from teaching music at Beverly Hills High School after 38 years to focus on his health, The Courier sat

(see ‘E-MAIL,’ page 26)

CLASSIC CARS AND BEVERLY GARDENS —The Tonight Show host Jay Leno (left) turned up last week at the opening of Bruce Meyer’s Beverly Hills Garage, a new private car museum. The event was held in support of the new restoration of Beverly Gardens Park. Pictured left is Leno with Beverly Hills attorney Murray Fischer and wife Bunni.

Thank You, Joel Joel Pressman Reflects On 38 Years Teaching At Beverly Hills High School

calls of transparency Tuesday, voting to extend the City’s e-mail retention policy from 30 days to two years.

East West Bank’s Ng, Antonovich Will Attend China Boao Forum By Laura Coleman World industrial and political leaders gather tomorrow for this year’s threeday Boao Forum for Asia annual conference in Hainan, China. Attendees from the United States in(see ‘BOAO FORUM,’ page 14)

Dominic Ng

Mike Antonovich


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MY EXCELLENT OFF-BROADWAY ADVENTURE By Joan Rivers

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o my great delight, I unexpectedly found myself with the time to go to the theater twice during a single weekend. Luckily, two new Off-Broadway productions, The Revisionist and Belleville, had been generating enormous buzz and commanding impressive ticket sales, so choosing what to see turned out to be a snap.

My first selection, The Revisionist,

is the second play written by and starring quirky, fast-talking Jesse Eisenberg, a 2010 “Best Actor” Oscar contender for his shrewd characterization of Facebook founder/CEO Mark Zuckerberg in The Social Network.

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ast year, Eisenberg’s first play, Asuncion, took over the stage of the179-seat Cherry Lane Theatre. Determined to write a play a year, the precocious movie star has returned to the same venue with The Revisionist, bringing along the same producers and director, along with a new buddy whose name just happens to be Vanessa Redgrave.

The show was scheduled to run a

mere six weeks, but when The New York Times proclaimed Redgrave’s performance the best she had given in New York in the last ten years, the engagement was instantly extended to April 21.

Eisenberg is of Polish extrac-

tion, and he once visited Poland to see a cousin. In The Revisionist, his character, David, is a writer suffering from crippling writer’s block. Determined to escape from every conceivable distraction so that he can hopefully revise his second novel, he impulsively heads to Poland to spend a week hiding out in the apartment of a second cousin, Maria (Redgrave), whom he’s never met.

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and the middle of his play is mostly padding with one exception, a delicious scene in which Redgrave has her legs shaved by her burly, taxi-driver friend Zenon (a terrific Daniel Oreskes, who speaks only in Polish).

desperately trying to pretend all is well, interacting with their downstairs landlord/friends excellently portrayed by Pascale Armand and Phillip James Brannon.

What is amazing is that Redgrave

et bit by bit, it becomes clear that Abby is completely self-involved and incapable of putting her relentless neediness into any kind of perspective, and Zack, although driven to play the role of loving husband, is, in reality, a liar and pothead who doesn’t work, and appears to be riddled with an undercurrent of menace.

remains a mistress of infinite detail, layering one detail upon the other until she creates a woman who actually seems to be living her life before our very eyes and making us care about that life as it unfolds.

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avid is rude, disdainful, riddled eanwhile, over in the East with entitlement and so self-involved he Village, ticket sales are also booming for has absolutely no interest in family— Amy Herzog’s eagerly awaited new play, his—or for that matter—anyone else’s. Belleville, at New York Theatre Workshop. Herzog’s previous efforts et Maria, a 75-year-old (After the Revolution; 4000 Miles; The Holocaust survivor, happens to be Great God Pan) have earned the playobsessed with the idea of having a fam- wright the admiration and devotion of ily. To David’s dismay, the elderly critics and audiences alike, along with woman has memorized the names of the 2012 New York Times “Outstanding her cousins and their children (whom Playwright” Award. she has never met) and plastered the walls of her cramped, cluttered, dusty elleville concerns a young marapartment with their photographs. ried American couple, Abby (Maria Dizzia) and Zack (Greg Keller), who hile Redgrave does everything have taken up residence in a garret in her power to please Eisenberg, he apartment in the working-class, ethnicategorically rejects every overture and cally mixed Parisian neighborhood of insists on staying in his room where he Belleville. The relocation has allowed smokes so much pot it’s a wonder he Zack, a recent medical school graduate, doesn’t turn on the entire building. to take a job as a pediatric AIDS researcher with Doctors Without t’s a tantalizing (though somewhat Borders, while Abby works as a yoga farfetched setup) and the beginning of instructor. the play sails along, but Eisenberg simply does not know what to do with his or the first half of the play, the characters after he’s set them in motion, couple chatters aimlessly at each other,

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lowly and seamlessly, Belleville transforms itself into a domestic horror story that paints a vivid, creepily theatrical vision of what it is really like when two mismatched people get involved in an intimate relationship.

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irector Anne Kaufmann has superbly orchestrated the unnerving, intriguing endeavor, which features irritating background music, hideous clanging radiators and doors that close with an ominous thud.

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ellevue is superbly acted, especially by Maria Dizzia, who delivers a series of whiny yet ferocious attacks on Keller that are fearsome to say the least.

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o, lucky me! Over the course of two days, I had seen two young Gen Y playwrights paint devastating portraits of members of their own generation. Thanks to this particular excellent adventure.

NOTICE OF COMMISSION VACANCIES PUBLIC WORKS COMMISSION – deadline to apply June 21, 2013 The Beverly Hills City Council is seeking qualified candidates to fill two vacancies on the Public Works Commission. For more information on this Commission position, please visit the City’s website at www.beverlyhills.org or call the City Clerk’s Office at (310) 285-2400. BYRON POPE, CMC, City Clerk

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B E V E R LY H I L L S M A I N N E W S HUMAN RELATIONS – Human Relations Commission members attended Tuesday’s City Council meeting to help educate the community on how different cultures celebrate spring. Pictured (from left): Tom Pease, Barbara Linder, Chair Ilona Sherman, Mayor John Mirisch and Sharona Nazarian.

Proposed Infiniti Dealership Gets Conditional Use Permit From Beverly Hills Planning Commission Updated from www.bhcourier.com

By Matt Lopez Beverly Hills is one step closer to adding another car dealership to the City. The Planning Commission on Thursday evening gave the green light to a Conditional Use Permit (CUP) for Infiniti to

run vehicle service operations at 9031 Olympic Blvd. Infiniti is proposing to open and run its sales operations at 8825 Wilshire Blvd., a site formerly occupied by BMW. Infiniti also plans to operate further service operations

at 9000 and 9001 Olympic Blvd. Of the four locations, only 9031 needed approval for a CUP because the others were either grandfathered in, or already had vehicle sales or service CUPs. (see ‘INFINITI’ page 13)

INTERNATIONAL–Jimmy Delshad (left), former mayor of Beverly Hills, celebrated his birthday by joining actress/producer Mary Apick in an appearance on the new Simira’s Show hosted by Samira Kazemeni (right). The weekly international program is beamed to a worldwide audience reportedly in excess of 100 million viewers. Photo by Gene Avakyan

Progress Made In Beverly Hills CEQA, NEPA Metro Lawsuits By Marla Schevker While the legal system is methodical and slow moving, the Beverly Hills lawsuits against the Westside Subway Extension (recently renamed the Purple Line Extension), Metropolitan Transportation Authority and Federal Transit Administration have been making progress in the courts.

(see ‘LAWSUITS’ page 14)

BIG BUBBA–Bubba is a 11/2 year old, 10-pound Chi mix pup that is quite the playboy. Pictured right at a Shelter Hope Pet Shop fundraiser with Playmate/rescue advocate Devin DeVasquez, this handsome guy has been charming the lassies at his foster home: Camp Bow Wow Agoura Hills. Those interested in adopting this dashing dog may make a date to meet him by calling 818-453-5798.

Beverly Hills Wood Roofs Must Be Replaced Or Sprayed By 2014 By Matt Lopez Beginning in July 2014, all 215 wood roofs in the City of Beverly Hills will either need to be replaced or covered in a fire retardant spray. The City Council made the Wood Roof Ordinance official Tuesday evening by a unani-

mous vote. The City has been attempting to phase out wood roofs, which it deems as a fire hazard, for many years. In 1993, the City required all wood roofs to be replaced with “Class A” roof assemblies by (see ‘WOOD ROOF’ page 13)

School Board Votes To Replace Library Tech, ‘No’ To Music Teacher

TUTORING–The Beverly Hills Academic After School Tutoring program, now in its 25th year, is open for spring session registration and begins Tuesday (through June 6). Every participant receives individually tailored instruction on the topics where he/she needs help. The program, which has been around 25 years, is supervised by Adrienne Weise. To register, go to www.beverlyhills.org/BHRegOnline. Pictured (from left): BHHS tutor Yoon Young Cho, supervisor Weise, BHHS tutor Natasha Najarian, and Brentwood High tutor Shannon Herschel.

By Laura Coleman The Board of Education voted 4-1 to replace a library technician at Beverly Vista to ensure that all K-8 schools in Beverly Hills have one employee in the library in the absence of school librarians. Boardmember Brian Goldberg voted against the hire, citing budget

Beverly Hills Board Of Education Approves 2011/12 Performance Audit At Formal Meeting By Laura Coleman The Board of Education unanimously voted to approve the Proposition 39 Measure E Performance Audit prepared by Harvey M. Rose Associates for 2011/12 at its formal board meeting last week. The audit, unanimously approved by the Citizens Oversight Committee the week prior, included 16 recommenda-

A status conference was held earlier in the week for the federal lawsuit against the FTA under the National Environmental Protection Act (NEPA), the Transportation Act of 1966 and the National Historic Preservation Act. According to Venable lawyer Scott Gluck, the Bever-

tions with respect to master planning, expenditure controls, contract oversight, and effective budgeting. Accomplishments included: completion of the Facilities Master Plan; extensive review of the mechanical, electrical, plumbing and civil equipment systems and utilities at each school site; and identification of work needed to be done under Measure E.

CELEBRATING LUXE—Luxe Hotels founder Efrem Harkham celebrates 30 years in the hotel industry this month with a year-long celebration of “30-somethings” specials, which launched this month. For the full story, see The Courier’s Real Estate section on Page 9.

Courier Photo by Laura Coleman

(see ‘HIRES’ page 13)

TENDING THE GARDEN–Last week El Rodeo 5th graders planted citrus trees in a new sustainable garden, one of four PTA sponsored green gardens on campus. Students pictured are Ms. Madnick’s 5th graders (from left): Anna Korasidis, Matthew Kassorla and Nicholas Andrews.

“I think there’s a lot of useful guidance here,” boardmember Lewis Hall said. The board also approved the Proposition 39 Measure E Financial Audit, performed by Christy White Accountancy, which criticized a district pattern of not consistently obtaining pre-approval for purchases. (see ‘AUDIT’ page 13)

concerns. Subsequently, the Board voted 1-4 against replacing a middle school instrumental music teacher in anticipation of an impending vacancy for the 2013/14 school year. VP Noah Margo was the lone

City Of Beverly Hills To Begin Airing All Commissions Live Updated from www.bhcourier.com

By Matt Lopez The City of Beverly Hills announced Wednesday it will begin airing all commission meetings live on the City’s cable channel BHTV 10 and it’s live stream at www.beverlyhills.org. Newly re-elected Mayor

John Mirisch has repeatedly asked for commission meetings to be broadcast live in the past, or for the City to at least do so with Planning Commission meetings. Previously, videos of commission meetings were (see ‘MEETINGS’ page 13)


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LANDMARKS–The Saban Theatre (pictured above) and Beverly Hills City Hall (pictured left) are among the legendary Beverly Hills properties under consideration by the Cultural Heritage Commission for Local Landmark designation. The commission will decide on whether or not to name each a landmark at its April 10 meeting.

GO GREEN–Horace Mann celebrated its annual Science and Go Green Night. The event was a part of the Student/Parent Educational Night and one in a series of monthly Educational Nights held throughout the school year. Science Night included a student Science Fair. Students worked in small groups to prepare project board science displays. Their final displays were judged on the evening of the science fair and the winners were announced at the conclusion of the event. Pictured (from left) are: Lucia Condes de Bethencourt and Kay Dangor; Thomas Aymie, Principal Steve Kessler and Ofek Cohen.

RELAY FOR LIFE: Councilman Julian Gold Goes From Doctor To Patient To Beat Leukemia By Matt Lopez As an esteemed doctor, Julian Gold is used to delivering health news–good or bad–to patients. So how does a physician like Gold react when he is on the receiving end of the diagnosis? Gold found out first hand on Sept. 18, 2006 when he was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia. “It hit me like a bolt of lightning... “ Gold told The Courier. “Nothing prepares you for this. I made the decision to let the smart guys do what they had to for me.” That meant that Gold, 63, who is co-chairman of the Department of Anesthesiology at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, had to undergo in- THE GOLD FAMILY–Pictured (from left): Dr. Julian (see ‘RELAY FOR LIFE’ page 14)

Gold with wife Michele and daughter Becca.

Phyllis Sues To Celebrate 90th Birthday With Special Tango Performance At Arthur Murray

Phyllis Sues & Marcos Questas

By Laura Coleman Get ready to tango this month when dancer/musician Phyllis Sues celebrates her 90th birthday with a special performance at Arthur Murray Studios in Beverly Hills on Saturday, April 20. Together with her dance partner and teacher Marcos Questas, Sues will perform the Argentine tango in spectacular style with an authentic tango, full of spectacular moves. The event kicks off at 262 N. Beverly Dr. with an 8 p.m. dance class with questas, followed by a tango party and live music. The finale will be the 11 p.m. “Special Tango Performance by Sues and Questas.” Tickets start at $25 for general admission.

L.A. County Sheriff’s Department Makes 23 Arrests At West Hollywood DUI Checkpoint By Matt Lopez The Los Angeles County’s Sheriff’s Department netted 23 arrests during a routine DUI/Drivers License checkpoint last Friday evening in West Hollywood. A total of 825 drivers were

stopped at the checkpoint, which was conducted on San Vicente at Beverly Boulevard. The department said the goal of the checkpoints, one of many to be conducted throughout the year in West Hollywood, is to “bring aware-

ness to the public about the dangers of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.” Eight drivers were arrested for alcohol or drug related offenses and 13 for either being unlicensed, or having a suspended/revoked license.

L.A. City Attorney Carmen Trutanich To Open Valley Re-Election Campaign Office On Saturday By Matt Lopez L.A.’s City Atty. Carmen Trutanich will kick off his reelection campaign this Saturday with the opening of a new San Fernando Valley campaign office in Van Nuys. Trutanich will be joined by

supporters as he opens the office at 15643 Sherman Way (#250). The 10 a.m. to noon event will have refreshments provided. Trutanich, who has been city attorney since 2009, will face off with former local As-

semblyman Mike Feuer in a hotly contested runoff for the seat next month. Those planning to attend Saturday’s event should RSVP by email to carmen@nuch13 .com or by phone at 818-9256824.

Beverly Hills Chess Club Championship Set For April 14 By Marla Schevker The Beverly Hills Chess Club and Horace Mann PTA will host the Beverly Hills Scholastic Chess Championship on Sunday, April 14 at Horace Mann School. All students K-12 are invited to register. There will be an unrated section with a roundrobin format and a United States Chess Federation rated

section. The unrated section is $15 and the USCF rated section is $25 at the door. Registration for the event begins at 8 a.m. on Sunday with the first games beginning at 9 a.m. and the awards ceremony beginning at 3:30 p.m. For more information or to register, visit www.bhchessclub.com.


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Crutcher, and then by the celebrated attorney Bert Fields. Served as a federal prosecutor, having been named the assistant U.S. attorney in Southern California from 1990 to 1993. Joined the esteemed firm of Lavely & Singer, becoming a barrister star representing superstars Jennifer Aniston, Bruce Willis, Elle Macpherson, A r n o l d Schwarzenegger, John Travolta, Tom Cruise, Sharon Stone, Priscilla Presley. Where he practices law to this day.

Kevin James, the political outsider who wowed the media by coming in third during the race for Los Angeles’ 42nd mayor, with his mother Kathleen Duval and stepfather, Ted Duval welcomed Caroline Kennedy at a local event. Caroline is expected to be our next ambassador to Japan.

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Never ran for office. An outsider, and a candidate for mayor. Kevin James jumped vigorously into our high muddy waters of crime, greed and corruption (let’s not overlook debt). Unafraid to criticize City Hall, he kicked off big time with a bracing Wish List were he elected mayor of Los Angeles.

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newcomer in the feisty foray of politics, Kevin astonished pundits by emerging in third place as a rocksteady Republican in the March 5 primary. After Eric Garcetti who came in first, followed by Wendy Greuel. Kevin sailed ahead of seasoned veteran Jan Perry, missing the runoff by 40,000 votes in a pitifully low turnout by voters. Receiving more than 60,000 votes, Kevin’s endorsement has been sought after by the Garcetti and Greuel camps for the May 21 runoff that will elect the 42nd mayor of Los Angeles.

of the scandalous dealings at City Hall. Telling it like it is. With Kevin, there’s no monkey business.

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he back story: A decade ago, Kevin morphed into a fresh new Talk Radio voice, lauded for his informative nightly broadcasts at KABC and KRLA. Developing a huge base of loyal listeners with his sage diagnoses of the shameful – also call it embarrassing and disgraceful! – disarray within the political spectrum of our “90 suburbs in search of a city,” as Dorothy Parker, that boozy New Yorker, described her first visit during the ’30s.

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eparting his hometown of Norman, Oklahoma, Kevin studied law at the University of Houston Law Center. Arriving in Los Angeles, he was hired by the prestigious firm of Gibson, Dunn and

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e t ’s respect the private sector. Being businessfriendly matters, and we must put pressure on the media to get this done,” he explains about his Wish List. “Unions can’t have everything they want – time to tell them no. Criticized as he was, Eric wasn’t holding back his support to curtail retirement benefits for new hires. Eric’s willing to negotiate toe-to-toe with the unions and powerful interests in the city. That’s a good start.

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e must stop all businesses, including restaurants, being taxed on their gross receipts. Freeze city employee raises until we’re out of our a l a r m i n g budget crisis.

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at our LAPD, time for police officers to get away from sitting behind desks, they need to hit the streets. Plenty of new technologies will relieve them of that unnecessary paper work. Same goes for the Fire Department, we need to return fire stations to their pre-modified deployment plan.

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ity Hall can play an important role in partnership with the Los Angeles Unified School District, working toward educational reform. And I’d like new levels of transparency at City Hall to root out the corruption with the building, safety and housing departments and their scandalous bribery. We need a change in the overpayments of the Department of Water and Power salaries, and stop the unnecessary transfer of city employees to other departments. These changes would save millions every year.

municipal fraud, and names City Controller Wendy Greuel as being a part of it. Kevin broke the news on KFI’s John And Ken Show. Alleging the city moved hundreds of millions of dollars of restricted funds into the general fund to cover union salary raises and pensions that the city otherwise could not have afforded.

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e loves books and newspapers. Including The Beverly Hills Courier. Wishes he had time to see more movies. Participates in numerous inner city charities. Loves the outdoors, living as he does in the Hollywood Hills and runs in his neighborhood Runyon Canyon with his rescue dog Lisa Marie, a Chihuahua/dachshund/Rhodesian Ridgeback mix. A longtime marathoner, he’s hailed as a front-runner in major cities around the country, every one of Kevin’s runs supporting AIDs Project Los Angeles. Online at www.bhcourier.com/georgechristy

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s for that Gold Card desk that fixed parking tickets, if it isn’t under investigation, it should be.”

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n early March, Kevin filed a 42-page complaint with the Security and Exchange Commission, alleging that the city of Los Angeles is engaged in Byung-Hun Lee

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care deeply about Los Angeles, a magnetic city for the future … I lived this campaign for two years, arguing through 42 debates with my opponents, and believe it’s my responsibility to reveal who I’m voting for. It’s Eric,” announced Kevin at a press conference this week in Van Nuys this week, adding he’ll campaign for Garcetti, as will Jan Perry and the other losing candidate Emanuel Pleitez – an unusual unanimous trio.

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Bruce Willis flanked by wife Emma Heming Willis and daughter Rumor Willis attended the premiere of G.I. Joe: Retaliation at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood.

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LUXE LAUNCHES LUXE30 —The Luxe Rodeo Drive Hotel will celebrate founder Efrem Harkham’s 30 years in the hospitality industry by rolling back room rates to 1983, for one night, in concert with its year-long “30-something” celebration.

Luxe Celebrates 30-Year Anniversary; A Real Estate Venture That Went Global By Laura Coleman On the cusp of celebrating his 30th anniversary in the hospitality industry this month, Luxe Hotels Founder Efrem Harkham sat down with The Courier and shared how an unexpected real estate play transformed him into an industry leader. The year was 1983 and Harkham purchased the Bel-Air Summit Hotel (now the Luxe Sunset Boulevard Hotel) intending to develop the seven-acre property into housing. But the “fortune,” as he called it, of the previous team having pre-sold rooms for months to accommodate the 1984 Olympics Committee, combined with his innate knack for hospitality, transformed a money-making real estate venture into a date with destiny. Indeed, for generations his mother’s ancestors, keepers of the Tomb of the prophet Ezra the Scribe in Israel, had

been taking care of those who visited the site - including Harkham’s father who made the pilgrimage at 18. “The passion of hospitality really got into my veins,” he said. “It’s in my genes.” By the time Harkham purchased Rodeo Drive’s lone hotel in 1993, today the Luxe Rodeo Drive Hotel, he knew the magic formula for success: “Warmth and being part of the community.” Today, Luxe Worldwide Hotels is a leading boutique hotel brand, representing almost 200 of the world’s best hotels. “We’re so involved in the community and that’s what it’s about, that’s what hotels are for,” Harkham said. To celebrate Harkham’s 30 years, Luxe Hotels this month launched a yearlong “30-somethings” celebration including a turn-back-the-clocks day that will give guests 24 hours to book room rates from 30 years ago.

Exclusive Remodeled Benedict Canyon Home Comes Up For Sale This Month By Laura Coleman When designer Morgan Brown purchased the Beverly Hills villa at 1446 Benedict Canyon a decade ago, she had a very specific vision of how she wanted to transform the idyllic retreat. “I like to create a clean, fresh warm feeling in all my homes,” Brown told The Courier. “Renovation is an art, but a house should always have certain features. It has to have a lot of light and the kitchen should be the epicenter of family living.”

The remodeled Italian-style villa boasts a light-filled kitchen that flows seamlessly into the dining and living rooms, three master suites and a landscaped backyard with a pool. Inspired by her background in fashion and modeling, the renovated Benedict Canyon provides a tranquil abode situated up a private drive. Brown confirmed she will be listing the completely renovated 3,200-square-foot three-bedroom 3.5bath house for $2.5 million this month with Max Nelson of Deasy/Penner.

Beverly Hills Home Market Snapshot Median List Average SF 6-Month Median Sale Average SF Price List Price Sales Sale Price Price

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Active Listings

90210

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$1,225

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$3.3 Million

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90211

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$672

90212

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$3.5 Million

$978

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$1.9 Million

$671

Market Analysis Prepared by Joyce Rey/Coldwell Banker on April 4, 2013


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Health Happenings... End-Of-Life Care Forum At St. John’s St. John’s Health Center will present a free community education forum—”Your Health and Life—Perspectives, Decisions and Conversation on End of Life Care, Advance Directives and Palliative Care”—on National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD), Tuesday, April 16 from 2-4 p.m., and repeated from 6:30-8:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 17 at the Santa Monica Public Library Auditorium, 601 Santa Monica Blvd. Lecture topics and speakers from St. John’s will include: “End of Life Medical Care—An Emergency Room Physician’s Perspective” (Tuesday afternoon) by Dr. Russ Kino, medical director of emergency services; “End of Life Medical Care—A Physician’s Perspective,” (Wednesday evening) by Dr. Jonathan D. Weaver, a specialist in internal medicine with subspecialty in geriatrics; “Palliative Care, Comfort Care or Hospice—The Right Care at the Right Time” by Dr. Brian Madden, medical director of the center’s Palliative Care Program; The Gift of “Five Wishes” Advance Directive” by Cynthia Lane, RN, director of

case management and social services; and “The POLST— Physician Orders for LifeSustaining Treatment” by Dr. Paul Schnieder, FACP, president of the Southern California Bioethics Committee Consortium and member of the West Los Angeles POLST Coalition. Required reservations may be made by calling 310-8298453.

New Venue For Parkinson’s Walk The 2013 Parkinson’s Beach Brigade walk-a-thon moves to a new venue this year—Santa Monica Beach Park #1 (2600 Barnard Way)—on Sunday, April 21. The event, starting with registration and check-in from 1011 a.m., features a 3K walk on the cement walk path along the beach, as well as a health exhibit expo and family fun fair. MayMay Ali will be the kick-off speaker, sharing her passion for the cause, inspired by her father Muhammad Ali. Adding to the event are a DJ, entertainment for children, Parkinson’s-related items and services on exhibit, raffles and (see ‘WALK,’ page 11)

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make USC’s spine program one of the best in the nation, but will ultimately improve the lives of patients suffering from spinal problems who seek treatment at USC.” Spinal diseases that change the structure of the spine or damage the vertebrae often cause pain and can limit movement. Treatment varies by disease, but USC has assembled a cadre of specialists to provide complete care for the patient with spinal problems. “Collaborating with the doctors in USC’s Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, we are building the leading spinal surgery program on the West Coast,” said Dr. Steven Giannotta, chair of the department of neurological surgery. “Dr. Liu and Dr. Acosta are integral in setting that initiative into motion.”

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Dealing With A Child’s Perfectionism; What Parents Wish They Knew Earlier Q: Dear Dr. Fran, how do I get my over-achieving 9-year-old to relax a little, to realize that it’s okay to be imperfect? She remembered she forgot to do her homework while brushing her teeth for bed, I said “no worries” and that she could do it then. She starting crying and saying she does everything wrong (her automatic response when anything goes wrong.) Two days ago she got an 88 on a math quiz and again started crying because she thought she was a failure even though I told her I was still proud. I have never put any emphasis on her grades, nor have I ever expected perfection from her. Help! Cheryl L. A: Dear Cheryl, you sound like a warm, flexible, and loving mother. First, let’s be sure it’s perfectionism your 9-year-old is dealing with. Could it be she fears her teacher’s disapproval and anger? Does her father react when she fails with frustration or disappointment? Is there peer pressure in her class when other kids ask: “What did you get on the test?” If the answer to these questions is “no,” then she may be a self-imposed perfectionist. Are there other areas in her life in which she supremely organizes (or attempts to) her environment? For instance, is her artwork filled with repeated patterns of colors, shapes, and figures? Does she line things up in

categories of color, size, or height? Does she dress herself neat as a pin, or “without a hair out of place?” The bottom line is your daughter needs empathic narrative from you. The key is your tone of voice and body language when you say the following. Be sure to have genuine compassion in your voice. Say, “You know, Sweetie, I think sometimes it’s hard to be you. You’re so hard on yourself. You don’t even give yourself a chance to misstep.” Then, say nothing more. Watch her to see if your message seeps in. You should see her relax a bit and take a deep breath which is her way of letting go of some of the anxiety that keeps her wound up tight. The easier she can be on herself, the more she will be able to tolerate imperfection in others. We can’t prevent life’s inevitable letdowns and disappointments. The best we can do is equip our children with coping skills to deal with disappointments. Each time you let her wrestle with her own self-disappointment you give her an opportunity to grow. Remind her that no one is perfect. We all make mistakes. And, we all need to accept ourselves— flaws and all. Q: Dear Dr. Fran, my wife and I both come from troubled families. We are expecting our first baby. What are the most impor-

Dr. Fran Walfish Answers Your Questions tant things you can offer us to do right by our new baby? Robert E. A: Dear Robert, congratulations to you and your wife. Here are the top five things parents wish they knew earlier. 1. Separation anxiety comes from two root causes. One, either the parent (usually mom) is over-attached and does not nurture the separation process. Or two, mom or dad is “there,” but not accessible (detached or distracted) to the child so he or she feels emptiness. Mom needs to know she is okay without her baby and the child needs to know he or she is okay without mom. Consult a child development specialist if the attachment or separation goes off track. 2. Never fight with your kids about what goes into their bodies or what comes out. I cannot tell you how many parents get stuck in two developmentally crucial areas—eating and pooping. That’s why girls get stuck with eating disorders and the boys get stuck in the pooping disorders. They are both anxietybased, but quickly become con-

trol issues where the kid feels over-controlled by the parent and, in the end, those are two body function control areas that the parent cannot win. 3. Encourage your wife to nourish and fortify herself with individual time. Take a walk, listen to music, sit with her feet up and read a magazine. Do whatever makes her feel good and nourishes her. Get enough sleep, eat well, and have a confidant to talk to who will listen empathically without judgment. She needs a person to talk to also. You do, too. 4. Every child is an individual and unique and parents need to adjust their expectations to each child’s capacity. For instance, if you have a kid with learning disabilities and fine motor weakness, your expectations of him doing handwriting work may be different from one of the kids who may not have the same weakness. You’ve got to adjust. Don’t expect your kid to do the adjusting, it’s the parent who needs to do the adjusting first and then your child will come to you to meet you in the middle. 5. Being a parent is, perhaps, the most difficult job in the world. Why do we do this? In the unconscious mind there’s probably some thought about survival of the species. I really think, though, most people want to turn the clock around and “do it right this

time.” They are trying to correct the wrongs that were done to them by their parents. Sadly, they either unconsciously repeat it without having walked that self-examination path or—the mistakes that were done to them they fix— but they make new ones they regret. The answer to doing it right is a lot of work on one’s self. The better we know ourselves the better we can impart clearer messages to children. Send questions to franwalfish@gmail.com. Dr. Fran Walfish, Beverly Hills psychotherapist and author of The SelfAware Parent at www.DrFranWalfish.com.

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who’s an actress, and a son who’s a dancer, not only is his legacy evidenced in his children, but the connection between the high school and his life continues to be linked indelibly.

The Courier: How did you get involved in teaching at BHHS? Pressman: Sort of a joke. I heard that my high school director was retiring and thought, ‘It will be fun to go interview, I’ll never get the job.’ So I was very relaxed cause I had nothing riding on it. I knew I wasn’t going to get hired. And I’ve been there 38 years. So there’s a moral there, I’m not sure it’s a good one.

TC: You grew up in Beverly Hills, graduated from BHHS. What about Elementary? Pressman: Beverly Vista. Fantastic music program. There were over 40 guys in boys glee club singing in four parts, soprano, alto, tenor, bass, and everybody read music. It was a different time. Everybody I knew had music lessons. Everybody I knew played an instrument, played piano. Now, soccer. Sports was kind of a joke and the arts were not and that has changed.

TC: What was the ‘Golden Age’ of teaching for you?

Pressman: I’m going to sound like a real old fogey, but, when I first started teaching (1975) we had one of the most brilliant directors we’ve ever had, John Ingle, who passed away this last year, and we had a phenomenal Superintendent (Ken Peters) and large feeder programs. Not that it’s all been downhill since then, that was just a unique mix of extraordinary people.

TC: You’ve gone through quite a few Superintendents in your time with the district, what was so impressive about him? Pressman: Ken Peters is still the benchmark. He is still the person that I measure all other superintendents against. It was very clear that he trained the school board to know what their job was and what it wasn’t. The kind of micro-managing that we’ve seen in the last 10 years would never have happened.

TC: Last week you went before the Board of Education and voiced concern about changes in how the district is run. What are some of the concerns that you’re seeing right now? Pressman: Anything having to do with finances. Increasingly, everything we do is wrong. Previously groups would send kids out to sell tickets for concerts, dance company, choir concerts, the musical. ‘No, we want all transactions to go

through the student store,’ which doesn’t have the manpower to handle that by the way and which limits what you do. So they put rules into place to produce the income that you need because the school district doesn’t pay for the extra things that we do. We have gone to music festivals for years, and the district’s financial involvement is basically paying for substitute teachers and that’s it.

TC: Why do you do teach and what do you love about it? Pressman: I never thought about that. I love doing it because I love musical theatre and get to watch kids learn to love it too. It’s like showing people pictures of your grandchildren, you want them to go, ‘What beautiful grandchildren!’ You hand out a piece of music and when they first get it they go, ‘Oh Mozart, isn’t that a dead guy?’ And then four weeks later, that kid says, ‘Can we sing the Mozart?’ Like a light went off. You’ve broadened them. I also like it because it’s detective work. Your choir sings and you have to figure out what’s going on and you have to figure out what would be the very first thing to do to make it better. You have the detective work of working with the most complicated unfathomable machine there is, which is humans, and figure out how they think and read them, deal with all the baggage

that they bring from outside and try to keep them connected and when you don’t, you feel personally like you’ve been defeated and when you do, you feel like, that’s why I’m a teacher.

TC: What do you think the beauty of music is about? Pressman: On the wall in my classroom are quotes from people more brilliant than I and they say things like, ‘Music expresses that which cannot be expressed in words.’ Music enables you to find parts of yourself that the common stuff in life doesn’t always reach. Think of life without music. Think of weddings, think of funerals, think of movies, think of dancing without music, I think that’s just called shaking. It’s one of those things where there are moments in the classroom when something happens musically and everyone feels it and everyone feels like they are part of something immense and important, but they can’t describe it to their friends.

TC: What’s unique about performing in an ensemble? Pressman: It’s a difference in ego. When there is a kind of an ego which is healthy that says, ‘I am so happy that I sang my bass part in a way that makes the soprano sound better.’ It’s not the ego of, ‘I have to be in the center spotlight all the time.’ It’s knowing that what

“Mr. Pressman is one of those rare teachers who not only teaches you how to be a better musician and artist but also teaches you about the world around you and how you can be a great person. He has inspired Beverly students for generations.” Leah Weissbuch, Senior, Minnesingers “My brothers and I all remember when Mr. Pressman arrived at Beverly. So young and so enthusiastic. It was great to see that over all the years and all those students that his enthusiasm never diminished. The three of us were “techies” and he always respected the techies and made us feel important.” Dina Lipton, Class of '79

TC: For your final musical, you conducted The Secret Garden, how was that experience? Pressman: I told the kids, it was a good show to end on. It was a beautiful story, I’ve always wanted to conduct it. It’s not an easy show to conduct because there’s so much music, there’s underscoring, there’s a lot of vibrato, subtle changes in tempo to accommodate the singers so you really have to have all your nerve endings going so that was pretty exciting. Also, it’s a hard show because it’s all about life and death and I am dealing with that on a daily basis. The moral of it is choose life because Archie the main character can’t let go of his dead wife, doesn’t want to talk to his son, who he’s afraid he will lose, keeps the windows covered in the house, it’s dark, it’s gloomy, and gradually, the young girl that comes into the house, brings him back to life and the land of the living. So there’s moments in that play where it became very personal for me. But that’s not necessarily a bad thing. It is better to feel, than not to feel.

“Beverly Hills High School and particularly the Performing Arts Department just won't be the same without you. Whatever your future path may be, I wish you all the best, and many, many years ahead in which your heart is filled with a song and in which you're able to share your music with all of us. Thank you for all you have done for our District, for our children and for all of us in Beverly Hills.” Mayor John Mirisch

“Joel is a tremendously gifted teacher, who I've seen get amazing results from students who didn't think they had any vocal skills at all. His passion for teaching and music is infectious and makes those who work with him better, students and teachers alike.” Herb Hall, BHHS Performing Arts Department Chair “Joel is one of the most influential, inspiring and memorable teachers I have ever known. I couldn't be more grateful to him for all of the passion, dedication and hard work he put into making my experience, as well as all of my peers’ experiences, at Beverly Hills High School pure magic.” James Lynch, Class of ‘08

you do makes a difference because nobody sits on the bench in the choir. Being part of an ensemble enables you to do stuff you couldn’t do alone and teaches you exactly that. And teaches you that you’re not the center of the universe, but you’re an important part of it.

Joel Pressman with his family (from left): Rabbi Jacob (father), Marjorie (mother), Aviva (daughter), Joel, Rabbi Daniel (brother), Elija (son), and Benjamin (nephew). “As his parents we are blessed to know that our beloved son, Joel, has spent his life teaching, mentoring and developing the thousands of Beverly Hills High School students who were fortunate to have had his skillful and loving touch bring out the best in them, their talents, their character and their self respect.” Rabbi Jacob and Marjorie Pressman “Mr. Pressman’s career speaks for itself. He has dedicated his professional life toward the pursuit of excellence. He is a legendary figure in our community and will be missed more than any of us can calculate. One never forgets a teacher like Mr. Pressman!” Superintendent Gary Woods “Mr. Pressman has for decades been a pillar of support and dedication to the success of Beverly’s Performing Arts Department. I recall attending my first or second Beverly musical with my then girlfriend and now spouse when I was 17 years old...I had trouble convincing myself that there were kids my age on stage because they were “that good!” Flash forward to today and my daughter is in the orchestra pit under Mr. Pressman’s direction for The Secret Garden...It has become clear to me that his genuine desire to fulfill every student’s dream of having talent and improving upon what gifts they possess is pinnacle in his approach. Thank you for looking out for all the stars at Beverly Mr. Pressman, no matter their varying abilities.” Board of Education President Jake Manaster “Mr. Pressman is the best shepherd I've had the pleasure of being guided by; he has taken his flock of singers to heights of intellect and talent that very few have achieved in the past.” Deven Martin, Junior, Madrigals/Theatre Arts

“Thank you Joel for being the guardian angel of our school district. You changed so many lives and left a mark in all of us forever. You are loved beyond words.” Vice Mayor Lili Bosse “As an untrained singer, I was cast as Horace Vandergelder in Hello Dolly. I will never be able to thank Mr. Pressman enough for what he taught me and the patience he showed in so doing.” Gary Foster, Class of ‘79 “Mr. Pressman taught more than just music, he taught people to see the inner potential they acquired. I wouldn't have pushed myself as hard if it weren’t for him.” Anthony Lofaso, Junior, Madrigals/Theatre Arts “With Mr. Pressman you were expected to be the definition of excellence. Never demanded, just expected, so we always were excellent. He never settled for anything less and I think we all are the better for it. “ Mark Kaplan, Class of '82


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The approval was made by a 3-0 vote with Chair Craig Corman and Vice Chair Brian Rosenstein absent from the meeting. Commissioner Dan Yukelson was acting chair. The approval was made with several conditions, including: • Installation of a pedestrian warning light and mirror at the service center’s driveway. • Closing the south driveway of the 9031 property and making the north driveway two-way. • Infiniti must provide patrons with information on how to access the property without driving on residential streets. • Infiniti must provide all employees with information on the property’s circulation restrictions. • Violation of those restrictions are a fireable offense. The Planning Commission retains jurisdiction over sound issues and can call the project back up for review if issues arise. The service center would operate 19 service bays and would be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. except for Saturday, when it would be open from 9 a.m. -4 p.m. “We've tried to be exceptionally good neighbors,” Infiniti owner Lonnie Bennett said. “I think you've done an outstanding job of trying to foresee any issues that are likely to come up,” Commissioner Howard Fisher said. “In the long run this is a good project for the City.”

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July 1, 2013. Tuesday’s vote extends that an extra year to July 1, 2014, but allows the option to spray a fire retardant to nonClass A roofs in lieu of a replacement. One sticking point of the ordinance was the fact that if a home with a nonconforming roof is sold, the new owner would have to cover the cost of a roof replacement. “I don’t feel we are being fair in some regard.. on one hand we’re saying

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“yes” vote to the decision, which now means all sites will have multiple teachers trying to support a coherent program. “I’m torn on this one because I want to support the process of prioritybased budgeting,” he said. “But at the same time we have gone over this instrumental teacher discussion before and it always comes back to, there’s really no effective way to make [the pro-

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only available after the meeting was over. Now that Mirisch has taken office as mayor, the City has made the change. “I’m not sure what changed, but it’s a good thing,” Mirisch informed The Courier. “I’ve been talking about it for a long while.”

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One issue the commission did not address was how the project fits into the City’s revitalization plans for Southeast Beverly Hills. A resident who lives in the southeast of the City, was one of three concerned residents who spoke at Thursday’s meeting. The resident admonished City staff for failing to consult the Southeast Task Force, a citizen group aimed at revitalizing the southeast, before presenting its report to the commission. The resident said an automotive facility is “directly in contradiction” to the goals of the task force, which aims to turn the southeast into a “theater and arts district” with theaters, galleries, museums and grocery stores such as Trader Joes. At Tuesday’s City Council study session, Mirisch discussed ways the Southeast Task Force could be more involved in such decisions. “I would just ask Staff that anytime something comes up, major projects, something that is going to have potential impacts, please be very up front about letting the task force know about this,” Mirisch said. “Maybe it’s a subject the task force can either discuss or choose not to discuss.” Murray Fischer, the attorney representing the applicant told the council he was concerned about another “layer” being added to the application process. “It’s great they have these ideas, I support these ideas, but please don’t make us go through another layer or another process...” Fischer said. “We’re not going to move the City along and people are not going to try to do things in that area.” people can keep their roof with a fire retardant, in the next breath if their neighbor is selling the home, they have to either pay for a new roof of the person buying the home has to,” Vice Mayor Lili Bosse said The council discussed allowing the ordinance to only cover the 61 homes north of Sunset Boulevard with nonconforming roofs, in an area the BHFD has said is the most at risk of fires, but eventually decided that having the ordinance cover the entire City was the best decision from a public safety standpoint. gram] work right now with less than four people in this position, one at each K-8 site.” The board had previously opted to postpone its decision to hire another library technician when the employee originally resigned in January because of budget considerations. Goldberg, who advocated against rehiring for all open positions, emphasized the need for priority-based budgeting once the board finishes its Measure E plan at the end of this month. The live broadcasts will begin with the April 9 Planning Commission meeting. Videos from all 11 commission meetings will be broadcast live. City Spokesperson Therese Kosterman told The Courier Thursday that the reason the various commission meetings hadn’t been broadcast live previously was because the City just recently acquired the technology to d so. with respect to funds spent on specified projects listed in the proposition authorizing the sale of bonds, such as the $334 million Measure E bond that Beverly Hills voters passed in 2008.

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Creative Artists Agency’s Joe Cohen To Be Honored By JCCF The Jonsson Cancer Center Foundation hosts its 18th annual “Taste for a Cure” fundraiser on April 26 at The Beverly Wilshire honoring Joe Cohen (pictured), partner and co-head of the Television Department at Creative Artists Agency, with the Gil Nickel Humanitarian award. Event features food and wine tasting reception highlighting top Santa Barbara County chefs and wineries followed by awards program, live auction and entertainment. Jon Holman, John Landgraf, Larry Maguire, Gary Newman, Jay Sures and Dana Walden are the co-chairs for

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BIRTHDAY GREETINGS—Celebrating are Roger Corman, Max Gail, Christine Lahti, Michael Moriarty and Gen. Colin Powell (April 5); Merle Haggard, Marilu Henner, Ari Meyers, Tamara Henry and Billy Dee Williams (April 6); Gov. Jerry Brown, Francis Coppola, Lisa Detanna, James Garner, Janis Ian, Grace Robbins, Wayne Rogers and Joan Oates (April 7); Jane Wooster Scott, Shecky Greene, Skye Pingul and John Schneider (April 8); The Courier’s founder March Schwartz–Happy 96th!, Sy Sussman, Kay Goldman, Hugh Hefner, Fiorenza Lucas, and Tamara Henry Grace Robbins Dennis Stevens (April 9); Steven Seagal and Omar Sharif (April 10); Eileen Goodman, Joel Grey, Louise C E L E B R I T Y F I G H T Lasser and Peter Riegert (April 11); and belatedly to Dr. N I G H T – M u h a m m a d Charles Schneider (March 29) and Joan Leopold (March 30).

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Martin then joined with actress Jennifer Lopez, and philanthropist Dennis Washington to receive 2013 Muhammad Ali Celebrity Fight Night awards. Guests were treated to multi-performances under the direction of songwriter/producer David Foster, the evening’s musical director. Performers included Billy Ray Cyrus, American Idol finalist Haley Reinhart, actress Rita Wilson, and The X Factor’s Tate Stevens. Andrea Bocelli sang Ave Maria, Funiculi, Funicula, Love Me Tender, O Sole Mio, and a special duet with Lopez. The latter closed out the evening. The auction at the black-tie event featured a dinner in McEntire’s Beverly Hills home with special guests Rita (Wilson) and Tom Hanks and David Foster. This went to two bidders paying $400,000 each with Tom throwing in two tickets to his Broadway show Lucky Guy to seal the bids. A week-long trip to Tuscany, plus a special VIP performance by Bocelli followed by a private dinner sold for $550,000. All told, a total of $7.2 million was raised to benefit the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center at Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix and other worthy charities. ****** A fun afternoon was Ronnie Kassorla’s annual Valentines Party at her beautiful Beverly Hills home–only this one was on St. Patrick’s Day... It was fun to see who was dressed for what. Everyone always looks forward to the delicious buffet–all cooked by Ronnie... Pianist Severin Behnen entertained non-stop throughout the event.

ASTROLOGY by Holiday Mathis

TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Apr. 5). For all the dirt, sweat and falls, you would rather be in the arena of life striving valiantly than a critic up in the stands. You’ll connect or reconnect with your tribe this month. May brings fast changes, while June is leisurely, peaceful and full of laughter. Professional advancement influences your domestic rhythm in August. Leo and Virgo people adore you. ARIES (Mar. 21-Apr. 19). Your urge to improve upon what is already working just fine is commendable, but it’s a waste of energy today because there are more pressing concerns to address. As the country saying goes, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” TAURUS (Apr. 20-May 20). You really understand what matters, and makes it a happy day. Aspiring to a small victory, like mastering a soup recipe or helping a child submit peacefully to bedtime, is a noble pursuit. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Domestic pursuits might concern you, but don’t stress too much over them. The best thing about your place is that you’re in it, and that’s what other people see when they visit you. CANCER (June 22-July 22). You simply can’t relate to lazy people. You feel sorry for them and want to help, but can’t understand their condition. If you stop doing things for them, they might become less lazy. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Your weapons of reason arm you against false hope, stupid ideas and other wastes of time and energy. Take care that they do not also arm you against creativity and possibility. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Being too careful makes your muscles tight and rigid–a fine way to stumble. Better to be loose, ready and willing to take a few knocks. That’s how you learn to stay on your feet. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You have it pretty good right now, but won’t be able to shake the nagging truth: something inside you is superior to your circumstances. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Is it true that you love in others what you lack in yourself? Or is it truer you love in others what you know is in yourself? Your relationship with the one you love proves both points. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Fame ensures lots of attention. Obscurity allows you to go under the radar and do what you want. Which do you think is better? Your actions today will answer the question. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Your sign mate (theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking) thinks computer viruses should count as life. You have your own ideas now about what to anthropomorphize, and a fan finds it adorable. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Many people simply don’t know you well enough to predict what you’ll do next. That’s how you like it. When you pull out all the stops, they’ll be surprised and delighted. PISCES (Feb. 19-Mar. 20). You’ve been lucky before, but turning in stellar results time and time again, as you’ve been doing lately, is not a matter of luck. You make an intelligent effort, you work hard, and you care.


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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 7105-1/2 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 –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2013043086 The following is/are doing business as: 1) SHEEQ COSMETICS 2) PROLIPHIC BEAUTY ACADEMY 8306 Wilshire Blvd. #645, Beverly Hills, CA 90211; Melissa R. Hibbert 1026 S. Orange Grove Ave. #7, 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: Melissa R. Hibbert: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: March 05, 2013; Published: March 29, April 05, 12, 19, 2013 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2013056305 The following is/are doing business as: 1) TAL KAPOOR DESIGNS 2) DESIGNER TAL KAPOOR 3) TKD GROUP 4) TK DESIGNS 5) TK DESIGN GROUP 6) TAL KAPOOR DESIGN GROUP 7) TK INTERIORS 7759 Isis Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90045; Tal Renee Kapoor 7759 Isis Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90045; The business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL, registrant(s) has NOT begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein: Tal Kapoor: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: March 21, 2013; Published: April 05, 12, 19, 26, 2013 LACC N/C

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TY COMPANY, registrant(s) has begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein June 13, 2008: M. McCue, President: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: March 21, 2013; Published: April 05, 12, 19, 26, 2013 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2013056375 The following is/are doing business as: 2 BE POSITIVE 2) TWO BE POSITIVE 3) 2 B POSITIVE 4) TWO B POSITIVE 5) KER-APY 6) SOUL STONE 7) LIFE HAPPENS 8) LIFE HAPPENS BE POSITIVE 245 S. Doheny Dr. #1, Beverly Hills, CA 90211; Keren Lynn Greenberg 245 S. Doheny Dr. #1, Beverly Hills, CA 90211; The business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL, registrant(s) has NOT begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein: Keren Greenberg: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: March 21, 2013; Published: April 05, 12, 19, 26, 2013 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2013062298 The following is/are doing business as: HIGHPOINT HYBRIDS, LLC 315 S. Beverly Dr. #411, Beverly Hills, CA 90212; JD Ventures, LLC 315 S. Beverly Dr. #411, Beverly Hills, CA 90212; The business is conducted by: A LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY, registrant(s) has begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein March 14, 2013: Jason D. Illoulian, Managing Member: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: March 28, 2013; Published: April 05, 12, 19, 26, 2013 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2013049876 The following is/are doing business as: SCHECHTER ROSEN, ATTORNEYS AT LAW 2019 Thayer Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90025; Angela Lappen Rosen 2019 Thayer Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90025; Sari Paula Schechter 1868 Benecia Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90025; The business is conducted by: A GENERAL PARTNERSHIP, registrant(s) has begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein January 15, 2013: Angela Rosen: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: March 13, 2013; Published: April 05, 12, 19, 26, 2013 LACC N/C

2013; Published: April 05, 12, 19, 26, 2013 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2013056342 The following is/are doing business as: CAMOLIN INTERNATIONAL CONSULTING 9461 Charleville Blvd. #357, Beverly Hills, CA 90212; Saralinda Subbiondo 9461 Charleville Blvd. #357, Beverly Hills, CA 90212; The business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL, registrant(s) has begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein April 01, 2013: Saralinda Subblondo: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: March 21, 2013; Published: April 05, 12, 19, 26, 2013 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2013056345 The following is/are doing business as: BEJEWELED GEMS AND JEWELS 2) BEJEWELED DESIGNS 546 S. Norton Ave., Los Angeles, Ca 90020; Wendy Marsten-Guzin 546 S. Norton Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90020; Barbara Marsten 532 N. Rossmore Ave. #309, Los Angeles, CA 90004; The business is conducted by: JOINT VENTURE, registrant(s) has NOT begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein: Barbara Marsten, Owner: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: March 21, 2013; Published: April 05, 12, 19, 26, 2013 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2013056354 The following is/are doing business as: LANE PHARMACY 9033 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90210; Lane Medical Pharmacy 9033 Wilshire Blvd., 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: Shirley Frankel, V.P.: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: March 21, 2013; Published: April 05, 12, 19, 26, 2013 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2013056368 The following is/are doing business as: 1) MAUR KNITS 2) “M---” 8950 W. Olympic Blvd. #501, Beverly Hills, CA 90211; Que Development & Design LLC 8950 W. Olympic Blvd. #501, Beverly Hills, CA 90211; The business is conducted by: A LIMITED LIABILI-

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2013056312 The following is/are doing business as: THEADORA M. 451 N. Moss St., Burbank, CA 91502; Linda de Sapio 451 N. Moss St., Burbank, CA 91502; The business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL, registrant(s) has begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein March 07, 2013: Linda de Sapio: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: March 21, 2013; Published: April 05, 12, 19, 26, 2013 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2013056323 The following is/are doing business as: NORM’S FOAM & FABRIC CENTER 3304 Motor Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90034; Norman B. Marcus 3304 Motor Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90034; Florence Marcus 3304 Motor Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90034; The business is conducted by: A MARRIED COUPLE, registrant(s) has begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein July 1975: Norman Marcus: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: March 21, 2013; Published: April 05, 12, 19, 26, 2013 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2013056328 The following is/are doing business as: LOEW INSURANCE & FINANCIAL SOLUTIONS 1880 Century Park East #1000, Los Angeles, CA 90067; David N. Loew 2222 Ave. of The Stars #2703, Los Angeles, CA 90067; The business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL, registrant(s) has begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein September 15, 1998: David Loew: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: March 21, 2013; Published: April 05, 12, 19, 26, 2013 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2013056338 The following is/are doing business as: 1) STEVE BECOS & COMPANY 2) STEVE BECOS PRODUCTIONS 6280 W. 3rd St. #428, Los Angeles, CA 90036; Steve Becos 6280 W. 3rd St. #428, Los Angeles, CA 90036; The business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL, registrant(s) has NOT begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein: Steve Becos: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: March 21,

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Page 18 | April 5, 2013 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE TS No. 10-0034389 Doc ID #0001093387342005N Title Order No. 10-8-136256 Investor/Insurer No. 109338734 APN No. 4340014-070 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 07/21/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by oANTHONY MAGNES, A SINGLE MAN, dated 07/21/2005 and recorded 7/28/2005, as Instrument No. 05 1789270, 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 05/06/2013 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: 9041 KEITH AVENUE #1, WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA, 90069. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $922,206.73. 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

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P U B L I C N OT I C E S 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 w w w. r e c o n t r u s t c o. c o m , using the file number assigned to this case TS No. 10-0034389. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. DATED: 06/13/2010 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. A-4374296 04/05/2013, 04/12/2013, 04/19/2013 —————————— TSG No.: 7243220 TS No.: C A 1 2 0 0 2 4 7 6 7 6 FHA/VA/PMI No.: APN: 4385-014-003 Property Address: 2701 ELLISON DRIVE BEVERLY HILLS, CA 90210 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 06/24/2004. 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 04/25/2013 at 10:00 A.M., First American Title Insurance Company, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded 07/16/2004, as Instrument No. 04 1818486, in book , page , , of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, State of California. Executed by: YAROM LIMOR, A SINGLE PERSON, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, CASHIER'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# 4385- 014-003 The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 2701 ELLISON DRIVE, BEVERLY HILLS, CA 90210 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 $954,504.38. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust has deposited all documents evidencing the obligations secured by the Deed of Trust and has declared all sums secured thereby immediately due and payable, and has caused a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be executed. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to 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/propertySearc hTerms.aspx, using the file

number assigned to this case CA1200247676 Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse. First American Title Insurance Company First American Title Insurance Company 3 FIRST AMERICAN WAY SANTA ANA, CA 92707 Date: 03/27/2013 FOR TRUSTEE'S SALE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL (916)939-0772 First American Title Insurance Company MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED MAY BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE.NPP0215260 BEVERLY HILLS COURIER 04/05/2013, 04/12/2013, 04/19/2013 —————————— TSG No.: 4731320 TS No.: C A 1 0 0 0 2 1 8 8 4 4 FHA/VA/PMI No.: APN: 4343-003-023 Property Address: 263 NO. REXFORD DR BEVERLY HILLS, CA 90210 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 02/14/2006. 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 04/25/2013 at 10:00 A.M., First American Trustee Servicing Solutions, LLC, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded 02/28/2006, as Instrument No. 06 0433759, in book , page , , of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, State of California. Executed by: BIJAN NAVABIAN, A MARRIED PERSON, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, CASHIER'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# 4343- 003-023 The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 263 NO. REXFORD DR, BEVERLY HILLS, CA 90210 TS No.: CA1000218844 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, under the terms of said Deed of Trust, fees, charges and

expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $1,673,814.70. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust has deposited all documents evidencing the obligations secured by the Deed of Trust and has declared all sums secured thereby immediately due and payable, and has caused a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be executed. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to 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/propertySearc hTerms.aspx, using the file number assigned to this case CA1000218844 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: 03/28/2013 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 INFORMATION OBTAINED MAY BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. NPP0215305 BEVERLY HILLS COURIER 04/05/2013, 04/12/2013, 04/19/2013 —————————— NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE Trustee Sale No. 729262CA Loan No. 3013856665 Title Order No. 080166026-CA-MAI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 06-08-2007. 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 PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 0429-2013 at 9:00 AM, CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 06-262007, Book N/A, Page N/A, Instrument 20071527186, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California, executed by: GLENN NEIL LEDESMA, A SINGLE MAN, as Trustor, WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, FA, as Beneficiary, will sell at public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier's check drawn by a state or national bank, a cashier's check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a cashier's check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Sale will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to the Deed of Trust. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Place of Sale: Doubletree Hotel Los Angeles-Norwalk, 13111 Sycamore Drive, Norwalk, CA 90650 Legal Description: LOT 68 OF TRACT NO. 4912 IN THE CITY OF WEST HOLLYWOOD, COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES, STATE OF CALIFORNIA, AS PER MAP RECORDED IN BOOK 53, PAGE 36 OF MAPS IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY RECORDER OF SAID COUNTY. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $941,812.38 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 645 HUNTLEY DRIVE WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA 90069 APN Number: 4337-014-050 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The property heretofore described is being sold "as is". In compliance with California Civil Code 2923.5(c) the mortgagee, trustee, beneficiary, or authorized agent declares: that it has contacted the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure; or that it has made efforts to contact the borrower(s) to assess their

financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure by one of the following methods: by telephone; by United States mail; either 1st class or certified; by overnight delivery; by personal delivery; by email; by face to face meeting. DATE: 03-29-2013 CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY, as Trustee FRED RESTREPO, ASSISTANT SECRETARY California Reconveyance Company 9200 Oakdale Avenue Mail Stop: CA24379 Chatsworth, CA 91311 800-892-6902 For Sales Information: www.lpsasap.com or 1-714730-2727 www.priorityposting.com or 1-714-573-1965 www.auction.com or 1-800280-2832 CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder's office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, this information can be obtained from one of the following three companies: LPS Agency Sales and Posting at (714) 7302727, or visit the Internet Web site www.lpsasap.com (Registration required to search for sale information) or Priority Posting and Publishing at (714) 5731965 or visit the Internet Web site www.priorityposting.com (Click on the link for "Advanced Search" to search for sale information), or auction.com at 1-800280-2832 or visit the Internet Web site www.auction.com, using the Trustee Sale No. shown above. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. A-4375158 04/05/2013, 04/12/2013, 04/19/2013


BEVERLY HILLS TSG No.: 5021085 TS No.: C A 1 1 0 0 2 2 3 9 6 9 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 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

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P U B L I C N OT I C E S Sell to be recorded in the County where the real property is located. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call (916)939-0772 or visit this Internet Web http://search.nationwideposting.com/propertySea rchTerms.aspx, using the file number assigned to this case 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, 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: $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 success-

ful 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. 12-0051120 Doc ID

#0001886842942005N Title Order No. 120090435 Investor/Insurer No. 188684294 APN No. 4383-004-001 / 4283-004027 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 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 con-

sidering 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 1-800-281-8219 or visit this Internet Web s i t e 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., CA6-914-0194 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. A-4371293 03/22/2013, 03/29/2013, 04/05/2013 –––––– 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

BEVERLY HILLS COURIER NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY OF ANNUAL REPORT Pursuant to Section 6104(d) of the Internal Revenue Code, notice is hereby given that the

annual report for the calendar year 2012 of the SWERDLOW FAMILY FOUNDATION, a private foundation, is avilable at the foundation’s office for inspection during regular business hours from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. by any citizen who requests it within 180 days after the date of this publication. The foundation’s office is located at 617 N. Linden Drive, Beverly Hills Ca. 90210 c/o Harry B. Swerdlow. The principal manager of the foundation is Edith L.. Swerdlow. Published April 5, 2013 –––––– 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

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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR CHANGE IN OWNERSHIP OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE LICENSE Date of Filing Application: MARCH 11, 2013 To Whom It May Concern: The Name(s) of the Applicant(s) is/are: BOLLYWOOD BITES INC. The applicants listed above are applying to the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to sell alcoholic beverages at: 1051 Gayley Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90024-3401 Type of license(s) applied for: 41 - ON-SALE BEER AND WINE EATING PLACE Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, 888 S. Figueroa St. #320 Los Angeles, CA 90017 213/833-6043 04/05/2013, BHC 259160 BEVERLY HILLS COURIER

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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR CHANGE IN OWNERSHIP OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE LICENSE Date of Filing Application: JANUARY 29, 2013 To Whom It May Concern: The Name(s) of the Applicant(s) is/are: SPF HOSPITALITY GROUP LLC The applicants listed above are applying to the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to sell alcoholic beverages at: 8635 Wilshire Blvd. Beverly Hills, CA 90211-3001 Type of license(s) applied for: 47 - ON-SALE GENERAL EATING PLACE Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, 888 S. Figueroa St. #320 Los Angeles, CA 90017 213/833-6043 04/05/2013, BHC 259161 BEVERLY HILLS COURIER

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2013046675 The following is/are doing business as: JHANA APPAREL 110 E. 9th St. #C457, 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

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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


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2 BED/2 BATH $680,000

427 Montana Ave.

Designed for Luxury. Total Renovation. Open Kitchen Stone Counters. Hardwood Floors Unobstructed City Views 2 Large Balconies

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

415 ROOM FOR RENT

Extra Large Corner. Open Kitchen Granite Counters. Stainless Steel B E V E R L Y H I L L S 2 Jumbo Balconies. 270 degree city South Wetherly Dr. Master views. Total Renovation. Party Suite Spa. Limestone Floors for RENT Indoor/Outdoor Balcony. W/ PRIVATE FULL BATH.

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• Executive Suite $400up include utilities

Mylene 310/246-9625 or 310/242-0507

We Will File & Publish Your DBA.

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Prime Location on Wilshire next to Academy of Motion Picture.

323/782-1344

Fully equipped Boutique

Our premiere private Pilates studio in duty home care Beverly Hills invite agency is currently seeking professional Pilates instructors wth caregivers to assist our senior clients. CNA’s, their private clients to CHHA's, MA's prejoin. FREE USE ferred. Great paying positions available throughout Los Angeles, Hancock Park, Beverly Hills, Bel Aire, Pacific Palisades and San Fernando Valley.

FULLY FURNISHED

RETAIL FRONTAGE & SMALL OFFICE ****** *** SUITES *** Location: NO NNN 498 S. San Vicente Bl. All Utilities Included. Los Angeles, CA 90048 Must Lease Now! ****** Call 310/237-2977

Great People Make GOOD COMPANY

Wilshire & San Vicente

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All amenities included. • 4F with views 1500 K St. NW, #600 2500-5000 sf Washington, DC 20005 $950/MO. Call Renee at

SEEKING P A RT-TIME 310/570-7924 SISTANT —————–––– A S$15/Hour

BEAUTY SALON

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BEVERLY HILLS BEVERLY HILLS

Heated Pools, Sundeck, Tennis, Doorman, Houseman, Gardens & Lawns, Security Staff, Switchboard, Saunas, Business Center CENTURY PARK EAST CENTURY TOWERS PARK PLACE CENTURY HILL LE PARC CENTURY WOODS For Lease See our Ad Sec. 440

Cable+internet ready. Laundry room avail. Female Only. No Pets. $800/Month Please Call:

310/275-4364

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air, cable, elevator. No pets. Also Avail., Larger Bdrm. with walk-in closet. $1,000-$1,500

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WESTWOOD 808 4th St. 1342 Centinela Ave. 1409 Midvale Ave. The Carlton * * 11666 Goshen Ave. ** - 1 Bdrm.+1 Bath • • • • 1 Bd.+1 Ba. • • * 2 Bd.+2 Ba. * ( • ) ( • ) ( • ) ( • ) ( ) - - - - • • ••• •••• * • Bright Unit • • • * ** S i n g l e Granite countertops, • • Single • • Old World Charm ! BEVERLY HILLS

WEST L.A.

218 S. Tower Dr.

Large, Unique & patio, on-site Bright, intercom entry, • • • Gorgeous. Fireplace, (•)(•)(•)(•)(•) laundry, On-site • • • fridge, stove, laundry fac. balcony, dishwasher, WiFi, central air/heat, parking. Close to WiFi, a/c, intercom CLOSE TO RESTAURANTS transportation. intercom entry, fireplace, patio, entry, laundry facility, & SHOPPING . • 424/744-6342 • controlled access, elevator, prkg., pool. elevator, parking, pool. 310/531-3992 • Close to Beach • pool, elevator, parking, ~ WEST L.A. ~ C LOSE TO U.C.L.A. laundry facility. 310/394-7132 1675 Colby Ave. 310/478-8616

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310/312-9871 1 Bd.+1 Ba. Shopping & Dining in * * * * * * • 1 B d . + 1 B a . • 904-908 Granville Av. Brentwood Village Spacious & Bright. ~ WESTWOOD ~ A/C, balcony, 10992 Ashton Ave. 2 Bd.+2 Ba. Kitchenette, microwave, 138 N. Hamilton Dr.

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• Single • intercom entry, 1 Bd.+1 Ba. B R E N T W O O D • • 11730 S UNSET B LVD . on-sight laundry, prkg. Includes: Balcony, intercom • • • • • N EWLY R EMODELED 310/477-0072 Granite counters, • entry, elevator, on• Jr. Executive Fireplace, balcony,

C LOSE TO C EDARS , B EVERLY C ENTER , • • • • • • • W E S T L . A . sight laundry, prkg. R ESTAURANT R OW . laundry facility, subterranean prkg. Rooftop pool, 1236 Amhearst Ave. Close to UCLA & 310/531-3992 Near Whole Foods. deck, gym, central air, • Large Unit • Westwood Village . 310/207-1965 elevator, intercom entry, 310/479-8977 1 Bd. + Den + 1 Ba. Border of

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B R E N T W O O D on-sight laundry, parking. 11931 Goshen Ave. • Free WiFi Access • 321 S. Sherbourne Dr. BEVERLY HILLS

~ 310/476-3824 ~ • • • • • • Spacious • • • 2 Bd.+2 Ba. • BRENTWOOD & U.C.L.A. CLOSE • 1 B d . + 1 B a . • • 1 Bd.+1 Ba. • • • J r. E xe c u t i v e • • • • • • • • BRENTWOOD •• • • Granite counters, 11640 Kiowa Ave. Balcony, controlled Newly Updated built-in appliances,

Dishwasher, a/c, wet bar, controlled access, on-site parking & laundry facility.

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—————–––– Beautiful 4Bd + 3Ba 412 N. OAKHURST DR. Luxury Large ~ = = = = = = = = Approx. 3,000 sq.ft. 1~Bd. 310/820-8584 +Den +1 / Ba. Very spacious, — — — — — – – – – rm., appliances Dining rm, living rm, Dining granite counters, access, a/c, stove, dishwasher, on-sight 2 Bdrm. + 2 Bath WEST L.A. incld., washer/dryer, microwave, intercom elevator, laundry • • • • • • • • 12333 TeXaS Ave. laundry, parking. balcony, central Fireplace, a/c, new wetair,bar,walk-in facility, parking. Balcony, dishwasher, ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ entry, on-sight laundry, 310/207-1965 closet, parking & WiFi. — — — — — – – – – • 310/247-8689 • heated pool, WiFi, 1 Bdrm. + 1 Bath 2-parking. No pets. electric & plumbing. 310/403-6812 Close to Cedars-Sinai, • BRENTWOOD • a/c,elevator Very close to UCLA controlled ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ & Westwood Village . — — — — — – – – – 120 Granville Ave. access, on-site laundry, Granite counters, balBonus 1 Bedroom, BEVERLY HILLS Beverly Center & 310/208-5166 parking. Close to Trendy Robertson Bl. * * * * * * * * cony, stove, • TRI-PLEX • Brentwood Village, — ————–––– 1 Bd.+1 Ba. 1 Bath Guesthouse 253 — — — — — – – – – dishwasher, N. Swall Dr. **CENTUR Y CITY** Shops & Restaurants . Large, Sunny & Bright. intercom-entry, on-site 2220 S. Beverly Glen 2 Bd.+Den+2 / Ba. SANTA MONICA • 310/826-4889 • $9,800/MO. Hrwd. flrs., dishwasher, laundry, parking. • Fully Remodeled • • CONDO QUALITY • • Single • ————–––– 310/207-1869 heated pool, intercom — 843 4 St. 1,650sf. Bright, central • • Call 323/658-5332 air, walk-in closet, stove, • 2 Bd. + 2 Ba. entry, on-sight lndry., prkg. = BRENTWOOD = — ————–––– •• L o t s o f •• 1

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3 Bd.+2 Ba. • $4,250

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Remodeled Kitch./Baths, • 1 Bd. + 1 Ba. • • G ORGEOUS U NITS • Stainless appl., built-in Central air, large wine fridge, hrwd. flrs., balcony, pool, elevator, skylights, fireplace, on-site laundry, jacuzzi tub, French doors intercom entry. 320 N. La Peer Dr. to new deck & lrg. yard.

• 310/246-0290 • 310/463-6662 CLOSE TO DARBY/COLDWELL BANKER S H O P S & D I N I N G

• 2 Bd.+2 Ba. ••••• • 1 Bd.+1 Ba. • 1 B d . •+ 1 B a . • • • • • • •••••• 6-Month Lease Avail.

• 2 Bdrm. + 2 Bath • • 1 Bdrm. + 1 Bath •

Large & Bright Unit. Newly Remodeled, Elevator, controlled Upscale, Bright, custom cabinets, granite access, on-site countertops, stone entry, Gorgeous & Spacious. laundry facility, pool, health club, spa. With Pool, balcony, • Free WiFi Access • balcony, parking. central air, fireplace, • Close to UCLA • Close to stove, elevator, 1350 S. MIDVALE AVE. Brentwood Village, intercom entry, prkg. L.A., 90024 Shops & Restaurants. • 310/476-2181 • Contact Mgr.: • 310/864-0319 • • 310/826-4889 • Close to shopping. * * * * * *

Every Extra Luxury:

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Character & Charm ! Alcove fireplace, fridge, 1380 Midvale Ave. • laundry facility, gated • • • • 1 B d . + D e n• + 1 B a . parking, intercom ••••• • entry, WiFi and more. • WiFi, pool, elevator, • 310/552-8064 • controlled access, on- Rooftop jacuzzi with sight laundry, parking. panoramic city views. Close to U.C.L.A.

310/473-1509

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10905 Ohio Ave.

• Single

• • • Bachelor • •• 2 Bd.+2 Ba. •• • Controlled access, • • 1 Bd. + 1 Ba. • • laundry facility. • • Single • • Wifi, Bright, controlled access, balcony, pool, elevator, laundry facility, prkg.

Close To U.C.L.A. 310/477-6856

Utilities Included.

323/851-3790 Close to Everything.

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10933 Rochester Ave.

Control access, pool, controlled access, pool, laundry fac., prkg. dishwasher, elevator, • Free WiFi Access • on-site laundry and parking. 310/473-5061

Close To U.C.L.A.

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PRIME BRENTWOOD 1000 GRANVILLE AVE.

3 Bd.+Den+2 Ba. Mediterranean Condo O FFERING L ANDSCAPED ROOF GARDEN WITH VIEW OF AMAZING W AT E R F E AT U R E Marble entry, Viking S.S. appl., hrwd. flrs., estate quality finish. Out cove office w/ fireplace, lrg. 2-balconies & stone patio, laundry in unit. $4,695/Month

310/980-3384

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LUXURIOUS CONDO Prime Beverly Hills 200 N. SWALL DRIVE 2 BEDROOM, 2 BATH Quiet neighborhood. 1,500 sq. ft. Pool, jacuzzi, sauna, new modern fitness rm, 24 hour security, valet parking, large balcony, A/C & heating , washer/dryer, side-by-side garage parking w/extra storage. $3,600/MO.

B E V E R L Y H I L L S ***BEVERLY HILLS*** • HOLLYWOOD • ON MAPLE DRIVE RETRO 60’S APTS. TRIANGLE Superb Location SPACIOUS 1 BD + 1 BA UPPER 1 BDRM, 1BA. Newly Remodeled APPROX. 1,500 SQ. FT. New carpet, large deck, 1 & 2 Bdrm.

Large & Bright, Hardwood floors, large closets, 310/435-0490 or 424/288-4465 washer/dryer in unit, new kitchen appliances, BEVERLY HILLS CENTURY CITY ADJ. subterranean parking. * * * D U P L E X * * * 3 BDRM./DEN + 2 BA. Starting at $2,300 MUST SEE! LARGE, BRIGHT $2,850/MO. 310/990-3266 UPPER 3 BDRM, 2 BATH Newly remodeled with all Air conditioning, dining new appliances. Elevator, BEVERLY HILLS room, breakfast room, pool, laundry facility, 336 S. Rexford Dr. service porch, double parking in non-smoking, garage plus more... Upper 2 Bd. +1 Ba. no pets building. $3,650/MO.

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Call 310/475-8337

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2 Patios, dining room, with courtyard pool, breakfast nook, brand laundry facility, gated new hardwood floors, parking, non-smoking granite counter tops, bar, building. One cat ok. lots of closet space, Elevator access, gated and secured building with parking. BH schools, close to shops and

$1,495/MO. Call 323/823-7870

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restaurants.

Stove, A/C, Hi-ceilings, $2,000/MO. new carpets, bright unit. Call For Appointment 1 Parking. Pets OK. 310/432-3125 Special: 1/2 Securtiy deposit OAC. B E V E R L Y H I L L S Call 310/278-8999 401 S. Camden Dr.

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PRIME LOCATION Hardwood floors, a/c, 1017 S. SHERBOURNE SANTA MONICA Great Location laundry, covered prkg. BEVERLY HILLS Completely Remodeled. Very Private & Spacious North of Wilshire $2,200/Month 2 Bd. +2 Ba. • $1,800 $3,850/Month 2 BDRM. + 1.5 BATH 1 BEDROOM, 1 BATH 2 Bdrm. + 2 Bath 310/247-8547 Call: 310/271-9678 upper unit with breakfast 1,100sf., carpet, blinds, a/c, $1,495/MO. LARGE & BEAUTIFUL 310/351-9190 BEVERLY HILLS ADJ.

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310/433-1949 and formal dining room. Upper front unit. HardYard, laundry & parking. wood floors, appliances, BEVERLY HILLS ADJ $3,500/MO. patio, front+back yard. Bedford/Olympic BEVERLY HILLS Call 213/804-3761 7-Blocks to Beach • Large Luxury Apt. • 2 BD, 2 BA CONDO 3 Bd.+2 Ba. • $3,750 WEST HOLLYWOOD $2,595/Month $2,150/MO. 310/666-8360 1,800sf., upper unit. Lower Spanish Duplex Approx. 1400 Sq. ft. Central air, new carpet, 3 Bedroom, 2 Baths Lower unit with fridge, hrwd. flrs., newer kitch., Living room with firewasher/dryer in unit all appl. prkg. No pets. place, breakfast room, Bedford & Wilshire and 2 car parking.

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$3,695/Month

New kitchen w/ granite, S.S. appl., hrwd.+stone+ tile flrs., french doors, balcony, a/c, lrg. closets, dishwasher, controlled access, elevator, laundry room, parking. Heated pool/gym/sauna. Also, 2 Bd. + 2 Ba.

310/980-3384 4 Blks. to Beach.

1 block from Century City 2 BD + OFFICE + 2 BA. Large unit over 1600 s.f. with lost of closet space, laundry facility and underground parking. $3,000/MONTH By Appointment Only Call 310/557-3516

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B E V E R L Y H I L L S 2 Bdrm.+2 /2 Bath Prime Location Remodeled Apt. R ECENTLY U PDATED , 1,200+sf., newer paint+ 3 Bd.+2Ba. • $3,650 remodeled kitchen, 2 Bd.+2Ba. • $3,300 1,400sf., central air, small carpet, private court1

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***BEVERLY HILLS*** BRIGHT & SPACIOUS UPPER 1 BEDROOM with balcony, carpeted throughout, stove, fridge, laundry, parking No smoking. No pets. $1,425/MO. Call for appointment at 323/653-1892

BEVERLY HILLS adj. 12 units, no pets. Close to balcony, laundry facility, Bright Front Unit —————–––– Wilshire Bl. / Westwood Bl. parking in non-smoking 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath. West Los Angeles 10966 OHIO AVE. and no pets building. 1 Bd.+1 Ba. • $1,095 $2,400/MO. $1,650/MO. Ask About Move-in special Call 323/252-5600 Call 310/826-8819 Newly remodeled with Hardwood flrs., patio,

Washer/dryer incld. Very good location. Very Spacious.

pool, 2-prkg., storage. $2,850/Month Contact Debra:

yard, 2-prkg., laundry facility. Pets OK.

323/898-9241

310/721-7539

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West Hollywood

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front ?? area, lower unit. EASY ACCESS TO

TRANSPORTATION+SHOPPING. *BEVERLY HILLS* in beautiful location. $2,100/MO. 2606 S. SEPULVEDA BL. 2 BDRM + 2 BATH Call 310/652-7829 OPEN DAILY 10-6PM

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405 3/4 SHIRLEY PL. Open by calling

323/653-3350

BEVERLY HILLS $2,950/MO. 423 N. PALM DRIVE 2 BED / 1.5 BATHS Hardwood Floors Extra Large Rooms

CENTURY PARK EAST High Floor. Brand New Renovation Partial Ocean View. New Kitchen Quartz Counter. New Appliances Hardwood Floor. New Luxurious Bath. Extra Quiet Location No Balcony

1 Parking. Pets OK. 310/576-1446 Special: 1/2 Securtiy WestsideRentals.com deposit OAC. Call 310/278-8999 BEVERLY HILLS ADJ

• CONDO QUALITY • Call 310/820-0122 large blalcony, laundry TOTALLY REMODELED One in rear $1,500 or 818/398-7793 facility on every floor, UPPER 2 BDRM, 2 BATH Call 310/429-5063 8 4 3 4 th S t . Remodeled $2,150/MO. 2 Bd. + Den + 2 Ba. BEVERLY HILLS ELEVATOR, gated, QUIET, All new kitchen appliances,

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1 BED / 1 BATH $2,800/MO

dining room, kitchen TOP FRONT 2 BD+DEN Call 310/880-7281 Lower with hardwood with stove, fridge and IMMACULATE Clean, no-pets, nondishwasher, laundry 26’ x 17’ Living room, BRENTWOOD smoking building. Parking. S A N T A M O N I C A room & hardwood floors. 17’ x 13’ Den with bar, NORTH OF WILSHIRE One lower $1,700 $3,150/MO. North of Wilshire 818/985-9773 • Quiet 4-Plex •

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

stove, dishwasher, lots

Stove, A/C, Hi-ceilings, —————–––– of closets, gated garage. new carpets, bright unit.

Available in May.

*KELEMEN* REAL ESTATE (310) 966-0900

Securtiy deposit OAC. Call 310/278-8999

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CENTURY TOWERS 2 BDRMS / 3 BATHS $7,850/MO 2,000 Sq. Ft. Ultra-Modern Décor 270 degree unobstructed views Large Living room. Open Kitchen Granite Counters. Huge Master Suite

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Dear Friend, Thank you. For what you may ask, for taking the next 1 minute and 47 seconds to read this letter (Read Fast). I guarantee by the end you will be glad you did. IT HURTS! If you are anything like the rest of us you hate the high and ever increasing cost of electricity. Doesn’t it hurt to empty your wallet and pay power bills that resemble the national debt? To try and keep it halfway comfortable in your house, the power bills can be as much as a week’s pay… and that hurts!! STOP OVER SPENDING! It doesn’t have to be this way. Did you know that hidden in your power usage is a truckload of energy waste? It’s the old inefficient A/C systems that use 30%-70% more power than new High Efficiency models. In a nutshell, the savings in a new comfort system will pay for itself in most cases (especially for systems over 10 years old). THIS MEANS YOU ARE PAYING FOR A NEW SYSTEM BY OVER PAYING ON YOUR POWER BILLS! WHAT YOU CAN DO ABOUT IT? Some say, “If it isn’t broken, don’t fix it!”, but I say, “If it’s costing you too much to repair, maintain and operate, why keep it?” We can help. We have solutions that are easier than you think. First, you could sweat to death… but if that doesn’t sound like fun then call my office and let me send one of my really cool Comfort Advisors to take a look at your home. They will do some measurements and some numbers and show you what your savings will be. In most case the savings pay for the new system. “CAN I AFFORD IT?” Absolutely! You will be amazed at how easy it is to own a new comfort system. To help, I have even made some arrangements with our bank to offer some super easy monthly payment plans. Before summer hits (now is the time), I went to my distributors and negotiated to get the lowest possible price available before summer prices kick in, and we even have no interest options for up to 12 months. Regardless of your situation we have a plan that will work for you. One Hour Air Conditioning and Heating has the largest clientele base and our distributors let us squeeze them into some savings that I will pass on to you. It doesn’t get easier than that. CAN YOU QUALIFY FOR UTILITY REBATES AND TAX CREDITS STILL? Yes you can! Tax incentives are back but for a very limited time only. They are available and apply to anyone who purchases a premier High Efficiency comfort system. In some cities there are also government programs that will help you purchase a new system and give you even more tax credits. Your local utility company is also offering rebates to switch to more efficient equipment. The Comfort Advisor will show you all the rebates and credits that apply to you. So call Jen today and schedule us to stop by. NO PAIN FOR 10 YEARS! If you act now, I will include a 10-year all parts and labor warranty on your new premier home comfort system for FREE. The system is 100% covered and guaranteed until the year 2023! That means NO repair bills for 10 years! And all maintenances covered for the first year at the minimum. WHAT DO YOU DO NEXT? Electric rates are not getting any lower this summer, in fact in some areas they are increasing, so act now. Due to limited availability of energy efficient air conditioners and the rapidly approaching hot weather, this offer will end soon. Call my office today and schedule your no obligation, no money out of pocket in-home consultation with Jen at 310-806-6540. BONUS! IF YOU ACT NOW, I WILL THROW IN A FREE HIGH EFFICIENT AIR CLEANER… THANK YOU AGAIN!

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From the Publisher CLIF SMITH THE CITY REFORMS BEGIN This week saw the first installment of what happens when you elect a majority of City councilmembers committed to opening our City government to the people. The new majority revised the City’s email retention policy so individual staff members no longer can delete emails just because they don’t think they warrant retention. All emails will now be retained for two years, not just 30 days as in many cases. This should have been a “no brainer” but it was not. A similar move by new Mayor John Mirisch in October was defeated 2-3 by the previous council. The Courier congratulates the new council reform majority of Mayor John Mirisch, Vice Mayor Lili Bosse and returning councilmember Nancy Krasne for a common-sense change in City policy. We remain disappointed that former mayor Willie Brien and councilmember Julian Gold continue to put concerns over “staff privacy” ahead of the people’s right to know. The vote was 3-2. Question: Why should any City employee believe that an official City-owned email is their personal e-communication device? That was really the only issue. Does not every staff member have a personal, private email for purely personal business? Cell phones that can text? One

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The policy passed by a 3-2 vote with Mayor John Mirisch, Vice Mayor Lili Bosse and Councilmember Nancy Krasne voting in favor. Councilmembers Willie Brien and Julian Gold dissented. The two-year policy, which calls for all e-mails sent to City employees to be kept for two years, puts Beverly Hills in line with the California Public Records Act (CPRA). The CPRA states the public has a right to inspect and copy all documents of any kind, including e-mail messages “containing information relating to the conduct of the public’s business prepared, owned, used or retained by any state or local agency...” The policy review was called up by Mirisch, who sought a similar change in October, but he and Bosse were outvoted by Brien, Gold and Barry Brucker. The staff report characterized many of the City’s e-mails as simple “notes” such as a short e-mail about meeting for lunch, a statement Mirisch has consistently disagreed with. Mirisch has said time and again the goal in extending the policy is being fully transparent with the community. “It’s a good first step... it allows people the ability to access City e-mails that can shed some light on what business is being done at City Hall,” Mirisch told The Courier. Bosse said she would have supported the retention policy be-

would assume so. The new council reform majority was clear: If you use City property, what you do belongs to the City–meaning the people. Simple, succinct, clear. This conflict is not unique to Beverly Hills. California’s newspapers are in a constant battle with City and county governments for open access. The non-profit California First Amend-ment Coalition presses local governments and goes to court to vindicate the people’s right to know. California’s “freedom of information act,” the California Public Records Act, and our openmeeting statute, the Brown Act, put into law the people’s right to know. Bureaucrats and many elected officials at all levels fight these two laws, try to limit them, and often seek to avoid them. That’s what the previous council did – but the new council just elected by the people fixed that. Again, congratulations. We look forward to more changes to bring true open City government to Beverly Hills. More hopefully, we would truly welcome a change of heart of City staffers from City Manager Jeff Kolin to all levels to recognize that the people will be heard and that the people – not the bureaucrats–are in charge.

ing even longer than two years because “30 days is not sufficient whatsoever. “At an absolute minimum it should be two years.. It’s extremely offensive to even suggest we would not allow the community and residents to have access to everything we do in this city.” Previously, City staff would decide whether e-mails were “necessary or convenient for the discharge of the public’s business.” Terry Francke, general counsel for Californians Aware (an organization that deals with the understanding and use of public forum laws) has previously told The Courier that such a policy makes records unavailable to the public by “preemptive destruction.” Before voting “no,” Brien and Gold questioned whether there was a way to warn people who correspond with City staff that the ensuing e-mail would become public record. Chief Information Officer David Schirmer said such a thing was likely not possible. Mirisch likened the policy to a 911 call, where the person calling is not warned that their call is part of the public record, although the recording of the call does go into the public record. “If you write something in an e-mail, you better be prepared to let it be in the newspaper. I’m not writing anything in an e-mail that I don’t want 50, or 50,000 people reading,” Krasne said. “This is a public, transparent City, I ran on transparency and sunshine is the best disinfectent I know.”

Did you miss me last week? Well, I missed you as I was lying in bed on the fourth floor of my home away from home: CedarsSinai Medical Center. It seems that last Tuesday at 4 a.m., I was awakened by a sharp pain in my chest. I quickly called the Beverly Hills Fire Department, told them how I felt, and asked for paramedics. With characteristic alacrity, our trusty emergency crew arrived at my door, examined me and decided to take me to the hospital–blaring sirens and all. The emergency crew took a quick look, and speedily had me in a private room. By then my pains had gone away but I began a series of thorough examinations which lasted several days. I never knew how many examination areas existed in the hospital. My bed was trundled hither and yon and I was photographed, poked and questioned over and over again. When firmly established in my room, I noticed that every set of four rooms was served by two nurses who were kept busy by complaining patients. I was astonished to learn they are on 12hour shifts. Despite this exhausting schedule, the personnel were remarkably amiable although it left them no time for sponge baths in the morning, frequent changes of linen, and surprise snacks as in the old days, as when my darling nurses would bring me ice cream, sit opposite me and chat while I used the commode. Suddenly on the fifth day, I was prepped to go home, not asked to fill out nor sign anything, and on the way back to my residence where I hope to continue this column in good health.

COURIER CUBS—Den 6, Pack 100 Crescent Bay District cub scouts toured The Courier offices Thursday afternoon to see how the newspaper is produced. Pictured (from left): Colby Gilardian, Courier Production Artist Robert Knight, Hank Johansen, Phil Turkat and Courier Production Artist Ferry Simanjuntak. Courier Photo By Laura Coleman

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week to The Courier that he will introduce a City Council Resolution on April 11 that will clarify Beverly Hills’ position on Metro’s Westside Subway Extension. Mirisch said the resolution, which he is still crafting, states the City’s support of the Westside Subway Extension is contingent on the route not tunneling under Beverly Hills High School. “It will try to make it very clear that our support of the Westside Subway Extension is

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increase in 2011, along with a $1.6 million housing loan. He received another 2 percent increase last year. Mayor John Mirisch and Vice Mayor

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ing the Holocaust,” Museum Director of Operations Jodi Shapiro said. The museum, the nation’s oldest Holocaust museum, will host a full day of events that include talks by Holocaust survivors, dance and musical performances, and museum tours. Jewish groups are also joining together to support Mount Sinai Memorial Park’s “Six Million Coins” initiative, which launches on Sunday.

predicated upon it not going under the high school,” Mirisch told The Courier. Metro relied upon a barebones seismic investigation its experts claim show an active earthquake fault underneath Santa Monica Boulevard at Avenue of the Stars to require locating its planned Century City subway station at Avenue of the Stars and Constellation. That location requires tunnels underneath Beverly Hills High School. Metro also claimed active faults exist underneath Beverly High and that the alleged Santa Monica active fault exLili Bosse voted against the increase. As part of Kolin’s contract with the City, his salary is reviewed annually. An increase may be suggested, but it is not required. Also at the April 11 meet-

tends into Beverly Hills. Trenching conducted for the Beverly Hills Unified School District revealed no active faults underneath Beverly High or Santa Monica Boulevard as claimed by Metro. The California Geologic Survey last week confirmed the accuracy of the reports prepared for BHUSD. “I think the City standing in unison with the school district was, is and shall be the cornerstone of our issue with the MTA,” Board of Education VP Noah Margo told The Courier.

Starting April 7, the Jewish calendar correlate for the anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising in 1943, more than 25,000 tzedakah boxes will be distributed throughout Southern California with the goal of collecting six million coins in remembrance of the six million Jews who perished in the Holocaust. Funds raised will be used to assist survivors and rescuers in need. “We should never forget,” 1939 Club President Bill Elperin told The Courier. “We have to show young people

that tragedies like this will never happen again by commemorating all the lost souls.” In January the 1939 Club launched The Fund for Holocaust Survivors in Urgent Need to raise awareness for needy survivors. On Tuesday the 1939 Club will hold its annual Holocaust Remembrance Evening at Chapman University. For more information on the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust’s event, visit www.lamoth.org.

ing, the City Council will review an approximately $11,300 annual cost-of-living increase, according to the staff report, along with a onetime payment of $10,000, to Richards Watson and Gerson for city attorney services.


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