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Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance Returns June 16 26th annual event to celebrate 100 years of Bentley

Kristina, a toy poodle, is this issue’s Adoptable Pet of the Week. 4

The City of Beverly Hills handed out its first-ever Kindness Award. 5

Pictured: a 1928 Bentley 3/8 Liter Racer

Renée Taylor returns to Beverly Hills with her acclaimed one-woman show. 10

The former City Manager’s house on La Peer Drive has once again hit the market. 11 • Sports • Birthdays • Letters to the Editor

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The Question Surfaces About What Columbia University Trustees Will Do With The Horrific Embarrassment Of It’s Pulitzer Prize Awards To The Washington Post And New York Times Of Its Falsehoods About The Oval Office’s Collusion With Russia.

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by the elegance and excellence that surrounds you on Rodeo Drive,” said Bruce Meyer, chairman of the Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance. “We are proud to celebrate the history and craftsmanship of Bentley on its 100th anniversary. As one of the world’s most respected luxury and performance brands, there is a natural link between Bentley and the iconic Rodeo Drive.” Aside from Bentley, the 300 and 400 blocks of Rodeo Drive will host curated classes of American muscle cars, race cars, European classics and modern luxury and exotic vehicles. Entries are now being accepted for show cars, including for the flagship class celebrating Bentley. Those interested in submitting a vehicle for entry are asked to visit http://rodeodrive-bh.com/26thannual-rodeo-drive-concours-delegance-application-2019-2/.

City Seeks Community Input On Upcoming Labor Talks

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By Matt Lopez The Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance will return to Beverly Hills on Father’s Day, Sunday, June 16, to celebrate 100 years of legendary British marque Bentley. The 26th annual event has become one of the most eagerlyanticipated annual classic car events in California. Bentley, this year’s featured headliner, will see its class line the entire 200 block of Rodeo Drive, featuring some of the rarest and most historic Bentley’s in existence, alongside some of the brand’s latest creations. Bentley is world-renowned as one of the foremost builders of luxury grand-tourers and SUV’s, with a tradition of dominance in racing (including six victories at the 24 Hours of Le Mans) and a long history of revolutionary design and engineering achievements. “Bentley [is] a marque defined

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By Victoria Talbot To provide greater transparency in labor negotiations, the City of Beverly Hills is holding a community meeting in advance of the process, which will begin in early May. The community meeting will be in the Municipal Gallery at City Hall on April 11 at 6:30 p.m. Attendees will be provided an overview of the labor relations process, information on employee compensation and benefits and a brief discussion on the current

state of the City’s finances. There will also be an opportunity for community input at the Beverly Hills City Council meeting on April 16 at 7 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall. The outreach is part of the Civic Openness in Negotiations Ordinance, or “COIN,” an ordinance adopted in 2014. COIN provides additional impartiality and transparency to the collective bargaining process. From the negotiating process, (see ‘LABOR NEGOTATIONS’ page 17)

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No Timeline, Plan For Metro Noise Issues At La Cienega By Victoria Talbot Several residents and the owner of the 10-story medical office building at 8500 Wilshire Blvd. attended the regular Metro Purple Line Extension meeting Wednesday at City Hall to register their complaints regarding noise from the project’s ventilation system, which operates 24/7 for the duration of the construction, estimated to conclude in 2022. Contact logs to the City of Beverly Hills show that all but one unresolved complaint since July 14, 2017 have been regarding noise. Located on the southwest corner of the La Cienega stating yard, the ventilation system is required to provide clean air for workers deep underground.

According to City staff, complaints have been received from three separate residents and five businesses. As per the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA), monitoring devices have been placed nearest the residential property at 112 N. Hamilton, which is 380 feet from 8500 Wilshire Blvd. The fans run at full capacity during active work hours, from 6 a.m. – 11 p.m., and power down a bit through the night, which can change as work progresses. The ambient noise threshold set for the MOA is established between 63.5 – 68 dBA. The independent compliance monitor has confirmed noise readings are not in exceedance (see ‘METRO NOISE’ page 15)

Fiber To The Premises, Over Budget And Late, Continued By City Council By Victoria Talbot An incredibly ambitious project that has wide-reaching implications for Beverly Hills’ future, the Fiber to the Premises (FTTP) project, is about 20 percent over budget and nine months behind schedule. The project, first introduced by former Mayor Nancy Krasne, would deliver broadband internet to residents and businesses throughout the City at speeds not currently available through the cable providers, and at a fraction of the cost. Mayor John Mirisch has expressed his hopes that this feature could be attractive to tech companies in a bid to revitalize the Southeast portion of the City.

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On Tuesday, a disappointed City Council approved a “restart” of the project, following the work stoppage by the primary contractor, Henkels & McCoy (H&M), last year because of delays due to issues surrounding Southern California Edison’s (SCE) pole attachment permitting process. Underground construction in the Trousdale area to the eastern City limits is complete. H&M had anticipated the aerial construction (stringing the fiber to existing SCE poles) portion would begin in May 2018. However, the number of permit denials due to deteriorated and pole-loading failures significantly changed the (see ‘FIBER INTERNET’ page 17)

WHO WILL SHE BE? — We are convinced that Bankrupt and Dead, the book that has been privately published, is begging to be made into a film with an Oscar-worthy role for an actress to portray the beauty salon operator, Wilma Bailey of Detroit, during the Civil Rights riots of 1963. The narrative and pacing are hotto-trot providing a mirror of Civil Rights Detroit during that terrifying era. For more photos, see George Christy’s column on page 6.


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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING The City Council of Beverly Hills, at its regular meeting to be held on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at 7:00 p.m., in the Council Chamber of the City Hall, 455 N. Rexford Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210, will hold a public hearing to consider: AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BEVERLY HILLS TO REQUIRE INSTALLATION OF INDIVIDUAL WATER M ET ER S FOR ALL MULTI -FAM ILY R E S I DENTIAL DEVELOPMENTS WITH SIX OR FEWER UNITS; AND TO REQUIRE INSTALLATION OF A MASTER WATER METER AND SUBMETERS FOR ALL MULTI-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENTS WITH SEVEN OR MORE UNITS The City Council will consider adoption of an ordinance to require installation of individual water meters for all multifamily residential developments with six or fewer units and to require installation of a master water meter and submeters for all multi-family residential developments with seven or more units. If you challenge the Council’s action in regard to this matter in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the City, either at or prior to the hearing. Any interested person may attend the meeting and be heard. Written comments may also be submitted and should be addressed to the City Council, c/o City Clerk, 455 N. Rexford Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210. The comments should be received prior to the hearing date. If there are any questions regarding this notice, please contact Public Works Customer Service at 310-285-2467, or by email at AskPW@beverlyhills.org. LOURDES SY-RODRIGUEZ, CRM, MMC Assistant City Clerk In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Council Chamber is wheelchair accessible and is equipped with audio equipment for the hearing impaired. If you need special assistance to attend this meeting, please call the City Clerk’s Office at (310) 285-2400 or TTY (310) 285-6881. Please notify the City Clerk’s Office at least forty-eight (48) hours prior to the meeting if you require captioning service so that reasonable arrangements can be made.

NOTICE OF COMMISSION VACANCY ARCHITECTURAL COMMISSION (Licensed Landscape Architect)– Deadline to apply: May 3, 2019 at 5:00pm

The Beverly Hills City Council is seeking qualified candidates to fill one vacancy on the Architectural Commission for a Licensed Landscape Architect. Residency in the City of Beverly Hills is not required. For more information on the Commission position and to apply online, please visit the City’s website at www.beverlyhills.org/applyforacommission or call the City Clerk’s Office at (310) 285-2400 to obtain the application form by mail or e-mail. LOURDES SY-RODRIGUEZ, CRM, MMC Assistant City Clerk

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING DATE:

Thursday, April 25, 2019

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1:30 PM, or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard

LOCATION: Commission Meeting Room 280A Beverly Hills City Hall 455 North Rexford Drive Beverly Hills, CA 90210 PROJECT:

340 South Rexford Drive (cross street: Olympic Boulevard)

The Planning Commission of the City of Beverly Hills, at its REGULAR meeting on Thursday, April 25, 2019, will hold a public hearing beginning at 1:30 PM, or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard to consider the following: A request for a Development Plan Review Permit, an R-4 Permit, a Variance, and a Tentative Parcel Map for a new three-story, three-unit condominium building for the property located at 340 South Rexford Drive. The following entitlements have been requested in association with the project: Development Plan Review Permit. Pursuant to Beverly Hills Municipal Code (BHMC) §10-3-3100, a Development Plan Review Permit is required for all common interest development projects (i.e., a condominium project). The proposed project involves the construction of a new three-story, three-unit condominium building. R-4 Permit. Pursuant to BHMC §10-3-2813, an R-4 Permit is required to allow more than one walkway of up to five feet (5’) in width to be paved within a front yard. The proposed project involves an additional 5’-0” walkway to provide direct access to a ground floor unit. Variance. Pursuant to BHMC §10-3-2816, up to twenty percent (20%) of the total number of multiple-family dwelling units in a project can satisfy the parking requirements through the use of tandem parking spaces. The proposed project requests the use of tandem parking for 100% of the multiple-family dwelling units and the Applicant is requesting a Variance pursuant to BHMC §10-3-3700 to deviate from the tandem parking standard. Tentative Parcel Map. Pursuant to BHMC §10-2-202, a request for a Tentative Parcel Map shall be filed with the Planning Official and shall be processed in accordance with the Subdivision Map Act of the State. The Tentative Parcel Map shall be reviewed by the Planning Commission, pursuant to BHMC §10-2-204. This project has been assessed in accordance with the authority and criteria contained in the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA, Public Resources Code Sections 21000 et seq.), the State CEQA Guidelines (California Code of Regulations, Title 14, Sections 15000 et seq.), and the environmental regulations of the City. Upon review, the project appears to qualify for a Class 3 Categorical Exemption (New Construction or Conversion of Small Structures) in accordance with the requirements of Section 15303 of the state CEQA Guidelines. This exemption is applicable to apartments, duplexes, and similar structures, located in urbanized areas, which are designed for not more than six dwelling units. Accordingly, the Planning Commission will consider a recommendation to find the project exempt from the environmental review requirements of CEQA pursuant to Section 15303 (New Construction or Conversion of Small Structures). Any interested person may attend the meeting and be heard or present written comments to the Commission. Written comments also may be submitted prior to the public hearing to the Planning Division, via mail: attn. Cindy Gordon, 455 N. Rexford Drive, 1st Floor, Beverly Hills, CA 90210. Written comments may also be submitted via email to cgordon@beverlyhills.org. Any written comments received by end of day on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 will be attached to the agenda report regarding this item. Any comments received after Tuesday, April 16, 2019, but prior to the public hearing, will be distributed to the Commission under separate cover. According to Government Code Section 65009, if you challenge the City’s action in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the City, either at or prior to the public hearing. Please note that any comments received prior to or during the public hearing will be considered as part of the public record. If there are any questions regarding this notice, please contact Cindy Gordon, AICP, Associate Planner in the Planning Division at (310) 285-1191, or by email at cgordon@beverlyhills.org. Copies of the project plans and associated application materials are on file in the Community Development Department, and can be reviewed by any interested person at 455 North Rexford Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210. Sincerely: Cindy Gordon, AICP, Associate Planner

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In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Commission Meeting Room 280A is wheelchair accessible and is equipped with audio equipment for the hearing impaired. If you need special assistance to attend this meeting, please call the Planning Division at (310) 285-1191 or TTY (310) 285-6881. Please notify the Planning Division at least fortyeight (48) hours prior to the meeting if you require captioning service so that reasonable arrangements can be made.


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GIVING BACK BOOKS – Last Saturday, Teen BHEF partnered with Access Books to refurbish the library at Logan Street Elementary School near downtown Los Angeles, donating almost 3,000 books. In addition to delivering the books to Logan Elementary, members of Teen BHEF and other volunteers sorted and labeled books and spruced up the library by painting murals. Pictured, front row: Leo Padilla, Noelle Trost, Melina Rosen and Ben Lifschitz. Back row: Omer Cohen, Candice Emrani, Charlie Levy and Estella Rosen

City Council Reaffirms Condemnation Of The Government Of Brunei For Harsh Penalties For Homosexuality

Edwards-Lowell Furs Is Now The EdwardsLowell Gallery By Steve Simmons Edwards-Lowell Furs, a storied Beverly Hills business for more than 80 years, will now be known as the Edwards-Lowell Gallery (E-L Gallery), still located at the same address, 8712 Wilshire Blvd. in the EdwardsLowell Building. For years, Edwards-Lowell has been a location for charity events, receptions, art showings and more, and now it’s official. The venue can now host events for up to 250 people. Several showings are

already on the schedule: • Marilyn Monroe: Her Life In Photos Exhibit & Sale — June 1-30. On what would have been Monroe’s 93rd birthday, Andrew Weiss, owner of the largest Monroe collection in the world, will offer the opportunity to view and purchase rare and hand-signed photos of the iconic star. The Edwards-Lowell Gallery will continue to offer cold fur stores, fur cleaning and re-purposing furs into new items. The E-L Gallery will also

feature the largest vintage fur collection and movie and sports memorabilia. Paul Matsumoto and Jeffrey Lehman of Edwards-Lowell said: “We are excited to start this new venture and to continue the E-L brand that Grace Lowell started and built over many years. We are very sensitive to the current environment and want to change with the times.” Those interested in booking the venue, may contact Lehman at 310-360-0466.

By Victoria Talbot In a unanimous vote, the City Council reaffirmed its condemnation of the government of Brunei Tuesday for implementing Shariah law that imposes harsh penalties, including death by stoning, for homosexuality, adultery and other behaviors. The new penal code also includes the punishment of amputation for theft. The resolution, Resolution 14-R-12980, reaffirms the City’s “condemnation of the government of Brunei as well as other governments that engage in similar policies, for adopting laws that impose extreme and inhumane penalties including execution by stoning, flogging and severing of limbs,” and reaffirms their resolve that the government of

Brunei divest itself of the Beverly Hills Hotel and any other properties it may own within the City of Beverly Hills. Several employees delivered impassioned statements in support of the hotel, including one who identified as a member of the LGBT community. A boycott, “impacts the people who work there,” said Mayor John Mirisch. “A boycott is directed at the wrong people, the hardworking people who would be stoned themselves. That was not a part of our policy last time and it is not included now. The call is for divestment. They have no business owning a hotel of this history and elegance, and we strongly urge them to divest… (see ‘BRUNEI’ page 13)

PRECIOUS POODLE – Kristina is a 3-year-old, 10pound toy poodle who is now available for adoption. This precious pup is seeking her forever home. For more information on Kristina and how to adopt, visit www.shelterhopepetshop.org or call 805-3793538.

Mirisch Encourages Residents To Join Water-Saving Challenge

GLAAD – GLAAD, the world’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) media advocacy organization, announced recipients for 15 of this year’s 27 categories for the 30th annual GLAAD Media Awards. Beyoncé and JAY-Z received the Vanguard Award and Sean Hayes received the Stephen F. Kolzak Award from Oscar-winning actress Allison Janney at the star-studded ceremony at The Beverly Hilton last week. Pictured, from left: Jennifer Tilly, Gina Gershon, Allison Janney, Sean Hayes, Adam Lambert and Jamie Lee Curtis.

Annual Food-For-Fines Waives Late Fees At Beverly Hills Public Library Again

By Victoria Talbot Overdue Books? Now is the time to return those books for free. The Beverly Hills Public Library (BHPL) will be accepting food in lieu of fines April 7–14, as part of the annual Food-For-Fines Program. Bring books and non-perishable food items to the BHPL in honor of National Library Week and the “Libraries = Strong Communities” campaign during regular operating hours and that food will benefit the Westside Food Bank. All fines will be waved. “Food-For-Fines is a wonderful opportunity to return overdue books and have

library fees waived in exchange for non-perishable food donations,” said Library Services Manager Marilyn Taniguchi. “Whether you have library fines or not, everyone in the community is invited to drop off food donations.” Every non-perishable food item will count towards a waiver of $5 in fines for adults. Children who come to the circulation desk will have their fines waived with or without donations. The Westside Food Bank is a 501(c)(3) non-profit foundation that provides food to social service agencies on the westside of Los Angeles

County. That food can keep lowincome residents from making the decision between food and rent and free social service agencies to concentrate on other critical issues to help clients achieve self-respect and economic independence. The “Libraries = Strong Communities” campaign is a national advocacy effort aimed at highlighting the value of academic, public and school libraries. For more information about this and other free services provided by BHPL, call 310-288-2222.

By Victoria Talbot Beverly Hills Mayor John Mirisch has joined mayors across the United States in an effort to conserve water, energy and other natural resources by participating in the National Mayor’s Challenge Pledge to Save Water. Since 2013, the Wyland Foundation reports that over seven billion gallons of water have been saved. Residents are being asked to make a long-term commitment to managing their water usage wisely by taking part in the seventh annual “Wyland National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation,” April 130. To take the pledge, residents can visit the website at mywaterpledge.com. Participants pledge to fix leaks, take shorter showers, wash only full loads of dishes and clothes, power down electricity, waste less food, use reusable bags and cups, turn off sprinklers during rain and water before 8 a.m., recycle electronics, batteries and paper, scoop pet waste and walk, bus or bike more often,

among other things. Upon agreeing to the pledge, the participant is asked to name a charity. Pledge participants receive a code that can be shared with friends. If their friends pledge, the original participant will be entered for a prize drawing. The more friends that pledge, the more chances to be entered. Friends that win earn a prize for both. Cities with the highest percentage of residents who take up the challenge in their population category will be eligible to win prizes. Last year, more than $50,000 in prizes went to 300 residents in U.S. cities. This year, a 2019 Toyota Hylander hybrid will also be awarded to a deserving charity. The Wyland Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting, protecting and preserving the world’s oceans, waterways and marine life. “We support this challenge as we have in past years,” said Mayor John Mirisch in a video message.


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Bregy Updates On BHUSD Reconfiguration – One Week Later Than Promised

NO GREATER GIFT THAN KINDNESS –Julian Javor is not just the Recreation and Parks Commission Vice Chair. He’s also the recipient of Mayor John Mirisch’s first Kindness Award, and for good reason. Javor, an experienced pilot, has completed 20 missions to rescue 84 cats and dogs for Pilots N Paws - adopting his dog Shadow along the way. He is also a member of the Rotary Club of Beverly Hills, sits on the boards of Temple Emanuel and the Beverly Hills Firefighters’ Association Scholarship Committee and he is a past board member of the Maple Counseling Center. He is a pianist and composer who shares his talent at Music Mends Minds on Tuesdays at Roxbury Park and he donates a luncheon flight to Santa Barbara for local charities. He does it all while managing his family’s Beverly Hills-based real estate business. Pictured, from left: Human Relations Commission Chair Annette Saleh, Kathy Javor, Julian Javor, Councilmember Lili Bosse, Mayor John Mirisch, Vice Mayor Les Friedman, Councilmember Julian Gold and Councilmember Bob Wunderlich.

Artist Selected for Temporary Sound Wall on North Canon Drive By Victoria Talbot The City Council approved the selection of Japanese artist Tomokazu Matsuyama to create a mural for the temporary sound wall that will soon be in place at the intersection of North Canon Drive and Wilshire Boulevard during the construction of the Wilshire/Rodeo station for the Metro Purple Line Extension. The sound wall will be placed in the coming months, and, with some modifications to the street, it will become the backdrop to a neighborhood cul-de-sac. At the request of the businesses (including Spago, Mastro’s, Douglas Emmett, the Montage Hotel, AKA and Coldwell Banker), the City Council directed staff to work with stakeholders to select the artwork for the wall. The Next Beverly Hills Committee was also engaged. LeBasse Projects was selected as the Art Management Consultant firm in September 2018. The Fine Art Commission was updated on the process in September and December 2018. The process and recommended artist were presented to the Fine Art Commission on Feb. 21, 2019. Though the commissioners voted unanimously to approve the selection, Commission Chair Zale Richard Rubins, speaking to the City Council Tuesday, expressed disappointment that the commission was

TOMOKAZU MATSUYAMA SELECTED– Acrylic and mixed media on canvas “Still Growing Up” exemplifies the distinctive style of the artist.

not brought into the decisionmaking process. Rubins agreed that there was a unanimous decision to approve the art, but he said, “That is factually correct. We were not asked to vote on artists or budget or alternative artists. It was not a full stamp of approval. We were not part of the process.” Rubins said that the Fine Art Commission could possibly have recommended lesser artists at a lower cost to the City – with the same quality of art for a lower cost to the City. Matsuyama was born in Tokyo, Japan. He received an MFA at the Pratt Institute in New York and a Bachelor of Economics at Sophia University in Tokyo. He has had solo exhibitions in Hong Kong, Australia, Luxembourg, San Francisco, Washington, D.C., New York City and at Harvard. His work is found in several prominent collections from Dubai to Las Vegas and

he has garnered impressive commissions, including the Nike “LeBron James” project, Toshiba, Levi Strauss and more. His work reinterprets aesthetics from the Edo period of Japan, aligning with contemporary trends and urban elements, while bringing motion and color to his subjects. “I hope to blend what is seen as Eastern and Western aesthetics into one that resists categorization and cultural belonging,” reads a statement on his website. Anticipating an attractive mural that will generate public interest, the project budget is estimated at $155,000, including the artist fee, the consultant fee and other contingencies. The project could be in place for as much as ten years, for the duration of the subway construction, though the council asked staff to determine if the project can be preserved upon removal.

New Italian Restaurant Coming To Camden Drive By Matt Lopez One of Los Angeles’ most talked-about Italian chefs is bringing his brand of handmade pasta to Beverly Hills next year. Evan Funke, the man behind Venice’s Felix Trattoria, is planning to take over a large space on Camden Drive to open up an Italian restaurant,

Eater LA reports. Funke is partnering with Larry Gagosian’s upscale art gallery, Gagosian, to co-sign on the 9,500-square-foot location at 430 N. Camden Dr. That location is the former site of the since-shuttered H.O.M.E. restaurant and night club. According to ARTnews, the space will be partially used

by both Gagosian and Funke’s new restaurant venture, whose interior will feature art supplied by Gagosian. Gagosian is no stranger to partnering art with food. Gagosian owns a sushi restaurant, Kappo Masa, beneath is New York art gallery on Madison Avenue.

By Laura Coleman On Tuesday, Beverly Hills Unified School District Superintendent Michael Bregy sent out his fourth community update on the process of reconfiguring the school district - just one week later than what he’d originally promised the community would be a series of biweekly updates. The process to reconfigure the century-old school district calls for the temporary closure of El Rodeo and the transformation of Beverly Vista into a dedicated middle school with Hawthorne and Horace Mann both becoming dedicated elementary schools. New district communications coordinator Rebecca Starkins said the delay, which Bregy had previously communicated to families, was due to Spring Break. The previous update had been sent on March 12, precisely two weeks after the second, which had followed, as promised, two weeks after the inaugural community update. Like its predecessors, this latest update lacked granular details about just how the process to reconfigure the district was shaping up–including specifics related to educators. In fact, there was no mention of actual education in this latest update. The update did, however, note that the high school successfully administered the PSAT-10 and SAT to close to 500 students. In addition, the update

reiterated that the “Middle School Grand Opening” was slated for Sunday, Aug. 11 from 1-3 p.m. Curiously, the Beverly Vista name – the location of the middle school–was omitted from that section of the onepage update. However, in advising families about the upcoming orientation day on Thursday, April 25, incoming “Middle School students” were directed to come to Beverly Vista. The final item (outside of the district’s invitation for people to share their thoughts) was a large paragraph dedicated to Middle School Athletics. Absent from this update was the proposed cost of the program–$150,000; which the Board of Education has yet to approve. For comparison, in 2012, former Superintendent Steve Kessler ran an intermural program for the district’s middle schoolers while working as Horace Mann principal at a cost of around $15,000. To conclude the update, the author promised, “We haven’t forgotten, in our next update, you will have some clarity about traffic mitigation and drop off/pickup for next year!” Bregy previously promised the community that the traffic study would be shared at the end of last month or the beginning of this month. If Bregy returns to his previously promised two-week update, the community can expect “some clarity about traffic mitigation” on April 16.

MPAC To Honor Khashoggi April 14 At The Beverly Hilton

By Matt Lopez The Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC) will honor slain Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi at its annual awards dinner on Sunday, April 14 at The Beverly Hilton. Khashoggi was brutally murdered on Oct. 2, 2018 when he entered the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul in an attempt to acquire documents required to apply for a marriage license. Khashoggi’s Turkish fiancé was waiting in a car outside, but Khashoggi never returned. Days later, it was learned that Khashoggi – who had been critical of the Saudi government in his Washington Post columns – had been murdered inside the consulate. The 28th annual MPAC awards will honor Khashoggi, as well as his editor at the Washington Post, Karen Attiah,

for helping bring his stories to the world. Additionally, the awards ceremony will honor Nijla Mu’min, writer, producer and director of Jinn, a coming-ofage story about a 17-year-old black girl whose mother converts to Islam, prompting the girl to reevaluate her own identity. Mu’min was named one of the 25 new faces of independent film by Filmmaker magazine. The MPAC, founded in 1988, is a national public affairs nonprofit that works to strengthen American pluralism by increasing understanding and improving policies that impact American muslims. For more information on the Sunday, April 14, 5 p.m. awards dinner at The Beverly Hilton, visit https://www.mpachollywoodbureau.org/events/.


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Post after publishing disgraceful falsehoods about President Trump’s collusion with Russia, and were rewarded with these embarrassing honors. ____________________

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Hello Beer Drinkers. We are in receipt

of good news surrounding beer, which we’ve enjoyed at summer picnics.

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tudies reveal that beer drinking in moderation is likely to be beneficial to one’s health. • Beer apparently is more nutritious than other alcoholic drinks. While there’s an abundance of antioxidants in wine, beer has just as many. These antioxidants are a good thing. • Beer is higher than wine in protein and vitamin B. Contains iron, calcium, phosphates and fiber.

and place that deserves space on our library bookshelves for more to read.

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hocking that a publisher passed on buying the manuscript, prompting Billy, who believed in it with heart and soul, to allocate funds for the publication. Billy Schofield, a Michigander, has written a novel, Bankrupt and Dead, based on an historic story about a beauty shop operator in Motor City, who designed hairstyles for the Supremes and other notables, until the hoods crashed in and all hell broke loose. A tale that weeps to be filmed. A gym rat who exercises three hours a day, Billy is the personal assistant to the prolific Hollywood producer, Brad Krevoy. Below right are suggestions of four actresses who could star in this formidable role of the compelling Wilma Bailey.

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come across our desk that cries … actually, begs … for filming.

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s happened last week when Billy Schofield gifted us with a copy of his novel based on a true story, Bankrupt And Dead: The Wilma Bailey Story.

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farmer’s daughter, whose Mom was half-black and half-Caucasian and father Cherokee Indian, downplays her love of music and the saxophone for the profession of cosmetology, which becomes a passion. Creating hairstyles for the large community of the stylish black women of Motor City.

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es, she designed hairstyles and wigs for Diana Ross, Mary Wilson and Florence Ballard, who comprised the original Supremes trio. And then Wilma went on to create her hairstyling

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magic for Cindy Birdsong and others appointed as replacements for the trio.

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after Wilma Bailey relocated to Michigan from her native Iowa, she landed a job at J.L. Hudson on Woodward Avenue in Detroit, the leading department store in the Northwest, where she realized that she was better off building a business of her own for black ladies who loved her elegant stylings.

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nce the hoods colluded with Miss Bailey’s beauty salon, all hell broke loose.

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er world changed drastically. The time? 1960’s. With impressive accuracy, Bankrupt And Dead details the fears and challenges of a young entrepreneur, who believed “racism came from fear, and acceptance came from hope.”

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illy is W.R. Schofield, and his partner Frederick Norment’s the son of Wilma Bailey, who supplied the backstory. Together they have researched an opus of a time

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elf-published as it is, Bankrupt And Dead will arouse casting queries out and about as to who may play Wilma Bailey. Angela Bassett, Regina King, Viola Davis, Kerry Washington, Gabrielle Union, Jennifer Hudson, Zoe Saldana, Tracee Ellis Ross.

• Beer may help protect the heart. Studies project that moderate beer drinking makes one 30-35 percent less likely than those who don’t drink it to suffer from heart attacks, strokes or heart disease. (New England Journal of Medicine.) • Beer helps prevent kidney stones, keeps kidneys healthy. Beer contains a lot of hops, and pale ales are rich in kidney health-promoting phytochemicals. (Clinical Journal of Society of Nephrology.) • Beer helps reduce the LDL or “bad” cholesterol. Increasing the intake of soluble fiber has health benefits, including the promotion of bet-

ter blood-sugar and blood-cholesterol levels. Since alcohol interferes with the body’s absorption of vitamins and minerals, it can also lessen the body’s ability to burn stored fat. (American Heart Association: Circulation.) • Beer strengthens bones due to its high silicon content. Dietary silicon is a soluble form of orthosilicic acid that is important for the growth and development of bone and connective tissue. Also lowers the risk of osteoporosis (National Institutes of Health.) • Beer may help improve memory, since hops contain a secret ingredient that improves cognitive function. Xanthohumol is a flavonoid that slows down the degradation process of memory, the chemical may help protect brain cells from oxidative damage associated with dementia. (Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry.) • Moderate drinking is 1 drink a day for women, and 2 drinks a day for men. The benefits of drinking alcohol have been curtailed by physicians out of concern that consumers may consider any such message a license for overindulgence. • Heavy drinking contributes to cirrhosis of the liver, fetal alcohol syndrome, hypertension, malnutrition, and pancreatitis.

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onths ago, we met Billy as the personal assistant to our best friend, the prolific producer Brad Krevoy, and have been bowled over with Billy’s work ethic. Pursuing long hours as he strives to make Brad’s producing life a smooth reign. Currently, Brad is filming in Romania, Vancouver, and Toronto, with a week’s sojourn in China to spend with his family. Wife Susie and daughters Olivia, Sophia and Alexandra, who will tell us more about their adventure when they return next week.

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Cedars-Sinai Names New Chief Nursing Executive

W.M. Keck Foundation $20M Grant To UCLA Aims To Enhance Patient Experience, Spur Research

Following an extensive national search, Cedars-Sinai has appointed David R. Marshall, JD, DNP, RN, CENP, NEA-BC, NHDP-BC, FAAN, as senior VP and chief nursing executive. Marshall brings more than three decades of healthcare experience from bedside nurse to nursing-leadership proficiency. Marshall comes to Cedars-Sinai from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, also known as UTMB Health, where he served as sys- David R. Marshall tem chief nursing and patient care services executive. Marshall succeeds Linda Burnes Bolton, DrPH, RN, FAAN, who has been with the institution for 48 years. Burnes Bolton will become Cedars-Sinai's inaugural chief health equity officer, steering the health system's efforts to improve the health and healthcare outcomes for all members of the community. Marshall began his nursing career at UTMB Health as a staff nurse in 1983 before advancing to assistant head nurse, nurse manager, nursing supervisor, nurse administrator and director of nursing. In 2001, he assumed the role of chief nursing and patient care services officer. He also earned a law degree from South Texas College of Law Houston and a doctor of nursing practice degree from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. When Hurricane Ike devastated the Gulf Coast in 2008, Marshall was part of the leadership team that led UTMB Health during and after the crisis. Marshall has held leadership posts with numerous professional organizations including the Committee on Practice Issues for the Texas Nurses Association and the American Nurses Association Congress on Nursing Practice and Economics.

A $20 million gift from the W.M. Keck Foundation will fund competitive biomedical research grants at UCLA and support the renovation of the UCLA Medical Plaza, a leading Southern California outpatient care center. The gift brings the W.M. Keck Foundation’s total giving to UCLA to $55 million, and its giving to University of California campuses to more than $165 million. “UCLA is proud to continue its decades-long partnership with the Keck Foundation,” said UCLA Chancellor Gene Block. “Its visionary investments have helped accelerate groundbreaking discoveries that have improved countless lives.” In recognition of the foundation’s support, the space that surrounds the three main outpatient buildings on UCLA Medical Plaza will be named W.M. Keck Court. The W.M. Keck Foundation, established in 1954 by the founder of Superior Oil, is one of the most prolific funders of scientific, engineering and biomedical research. Robert Day, W.M. Keck’s grandson, has been the foundation’s chairman/CEO since 1995. He has personally contributed more than $22 million to UCLA.

“Our relationship with UCLA and the University of California has been a source of great pride for both institutions,” Day said. “We believe this partnership with UCLA will continue to fund outstanding research to expand the boundaries of medical knowledge and improve quality of life for many.” The Keck family name, familiar to many Californians because of the foundation’s generosity, graces buildings, institutes and centers at the nation’s most respected research universities. “The Keck Foundation has been one of the most steadfast advocates for research,” said Dr.

John Mazziotta, vice chancellor of UCLA Health Sciences and CEO of UCLA Health. “I am grateful for its continued confidence in UCLA.” The gift is part of the Centennial Campaign for UCLA, which is scheduled to conclude in 2019 in conjunction with UCLA’s 100th anniversary year and celebration. The funds will be used to support research in the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, which placed No. 5 in primary care and tied for No. 6 in research in the latest U.S. News and World Report annual ranking of medical schools.

Local Director’s New Documentary Raises Awareness Of Connection Between Foster Youth And Sex Trafficking Local director and beauty brand CEO Arzo Yusuf premiered her new documentary Breaking The Cycle last week at Beverly Hills’ Wilshire Screening Room. After serving as president of the board of directors of the nonprofit Angels Nest, helping former foster youth, she learned WORKING FOR CHANGE—At the recent screening of the docuthat L.A. is the No. mentary Breaking The Cycle, were (from left): Georgette Todd, 3 city in the U.S. Director/Producer Arzo Yusuf, Armand King and Dr. Stephany Pofor human traffick- well. ing and has the most kids in foster care first time. Yusuf sees her film as a call to action than any other city in America. “The majority of trafficking victims and the screening was attended by repreare from the foster care system because of sentatives from the mayor’s office, departtheir extreme vulnerability,” Arzo said. ment of Child and Family Services, the She realized that the general public Board of Supervisors and local foster lacked awareness on the problem and youth and human trafficking related organizations that the two demographics are linked. Taking part in a Q&A following the Through her work at Angels Nest, she came across, Georgette Todd, author of screening were: Yusuf, also the CEO of Foster Girl, A Memoir and was stirred by Sexy Boss Babe and host of the podcast her story. That coupled with the death of of the same name; Dr. Stephany Powell, 8-year-old Gabriel Aguirre, the result of executive director of Journey Out, which the problems in the system, let Yusuf helps victims of human trafficking find their way out of violence and abuse; know she had to do something. So she directed and produced the Armand King, consultant on domestic documentary on the problems youths human sex trafficking and co-founder of face in foster care through transitioning the nonprofit Paving Great Futures; and out, including homelessness and sex traf- Todd, now working on her second memficking. Todd is a subject in the film, and oir. talks about her abuse on camera for the


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FEEDING THE HUNGRY– Project Angel Food Board Member Tim Robinson, reality TV star and realtor Josh Flagg, Project Angel Food Executive Director Richard Ayoub and Fam actress and Project Angel Food trustee Sheryl Lee Ralph enjoy a moment at the Project Angel Food Circle of Angels Garden Party event Sunday at the home of Tim Robinson and Bob Cohen. The event raised $150,000 to feed critically ill people. A bid of $25,000 won a private dinner with Josh Flagg at his new Beverly Hills home.

Celebrity Realtor Josh Flagg Helps Raise $150,000 for Project Angel Food By Victoria Talbot Project Angel Food set an event record last week at the fourth annual Circle of Angels Garden Party event, raising $150,000 to feed people who are facing life-threatening illnesses such as HIV/AIDS, cancer or heart failure. Among the celebrities in attendance were Josh Flagg, Rodeo Realtor and star of Million Dollar Listing, who himself became one of the hottest live-auction items. Over 50 people donated $500 each to raise $25,000 for the opportunity to share a private dinner at the new home of the reality TV star. The Circle of Angels gala was held at the Hollywood Hills home of actors Tim Robinson and Bob Cohen Sunday. Multi-platinum recording artist Deborah Cox entertained guests with a tribute to Whitney Houston and paid homage to Board of Trustees member Sheryl Lee Ralph, singer, actress, author and

activist. Ralph donated $10,000 to provide all meals for one day to honor her mother, Ivy, who passed away last year. Actress Jennifer Tilly, celebrity medium Char and lifestyle and fashion expert Lawrence Zarian were among over 300 guests in attendance at the event. Since 1989, Project Angel Food has prepared and delivered over 11.5 million meals currently 12,000 each week – free of charge to men, women and children living with critical illnesses. The organization was founded to serve people living with AIDS/HIV. It has since expanded its mission to provide medically-tailored meals prepared by staff and volunteers for those combatting cancer, kidney failure, diabetes and congestive heart failure. More than 98 percent of the recipients are living at, or below, the poverty level. For more information on the organization, visit www.projectangelfood.org.

President Trump to Visit Beverly Hills for Fundraiser Friday President Donald Trump is scheduled to make a planned seven-hour visit to the Los Angeles area Friday for a fundraising dinner for his reelection campaign. Tickets are $15,000 for dinner, $50,000 for the opportunity to take a picture with Trump and $150,000 to participate in a roundtable discussion during the event. The fundraiser will be held at the Beverly Hills home of health care executive Lee Samson, according to TMZ. There was no immediate response to an email sent to the White House seeking confirmation of the TMZ report. Trump is scheduled to arrive at Los Angeles International Airport aboard Air Force One in the late afternoon after viewing a newly completed section of the bor-

der wall in Calexico. He is scheduled to leave the Southland Friday night, bound for Las Vegas, where he will speak Saturday at the Republican Jewish Coalition's Annual Leadership Meeting. The visit will be Trump's third to the Los Angeles area as president. He headlined a Republican National Committee fundraiser near Beverly Hills in March 2018. In November, he toured areas ravaged by the Woolsey Fire in Ventura and Los Angeles counties, then met with survivors of the mass shooting at the Borderline Bar and Grill in Thousand Oaks. Barack Obama made 21 visits to Los Angeles and Orange counties at the similar stage of his presidency. – City News Service

NATIONAL PUBLIC SAFETY TELECOMMUNICATORS WEEK – The week of April 14-20, telecommunication personnel in the public safety community are being honored for their unwavering discipline and attention to details that saves thousands of lives. This year, the Courier sat in with City dispatchers, fielding dozens of police and fire calls, emergency and non-emergency, per hour. “People don’t call us on their best day,” said Supervisor Vicki Ward. The Courier thanks all of our dispatchers for their amazing public service, including Vicki Ward, Elizabeth Velasco, William McKessy, Anabel Margosian, Tamara Lopez, James Pusl, Paige Hines, trainee Nicole Polk, trainee Guadalupe Ortega, Norma Arriga, Isabel Jauregui, Robyn Castro, Aylin Matavousian, Julie Ouyang, Rayna Humpherys and Deann Lewis, who work long hours and lots of overtime to serve the City 24 hours, seven days a week and 365 days a year. Happy National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week!


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Renée Taylor Returns To Beverly Hills With Her Concert-Drama Recounts Life Of Conductor Who Stood Up To Nazis Acclaimed One-Woman Show My Life On A Diet “Ultimately, it’s life affirming,” says actor John Rubenstein, who reads the words of conductor Rafael Schächter in Defiant Requiem: Verdi at Terezín, presented by the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust and The Defiant Requiem Foundation, at 8 p.m., Wednesday, April 17 at UCLA’s Royce Hall. Created by The Defiant Requiem Foundation President, Maestro Murry Sidlin, the piece combines Verdi’s music with video testimony from survivors of the original Terezín (Theresienstadt) chorus and footage from the 1944 Nazi propaganda film about the concentration camp to tell Schächter’s story. Schächter, considered a brilliant musician, was transported to Terezín concentration camp in 1941. He set up a smuggled piano in the basement of the men’s barracks housing. Without the constant oversight of Nazi soldiers, Schächter was able to assemble a male choir to keep morale high. He also managed to slip by the barred gates of the men’s section to the woman’s barracks to assemble a female choir there as well. Schächter conducted approximately 16 performances of Verdi's Requiem and reportedly taught the choir their parts by rote with a single smuggled copy of the piece. In October 1944, the SS asked Schächter to stage Verdi’s Requiem again, this time for the Red Cross, with Eichmann and several other top SS officers present. Schächer, who was forced

to reconstitute the c h o i r t h r e e times as members w e r e transported to Auschwitz, told the choir, “We will sing to the John Rubenstein N a z i s what we cannot say to them.” The performances came to symbolize resistance and defiance and demonstrated the prisoners’ courage. Says Rubenstein: “I think Schächter was saying ‘you can kill us, but you cannot kill our spirit. Our spirit will live on and this music that we are performing, even on the edge of our death, is proof of that. You can kill our memory, but not the memory of us. You can’t kill what is good about humanity— our love, our aspirations, our hopes. “It’s an extremely moving and profound evening,” says Rubenstein, with footage of the choir, survivors telling what the choir and Schächter meant to them, and a full orchestra and chorus in a complete performance “It reminds us that even in the worst possible situation, the human spirit can create beauty,” Rubenstein, who attended El Rodeo School (K-2) and lived on Tower Road in Beverly Hills, first worked with Sidlin at the Aspen Music Festival on a program about Dmitri Shostakovich (see ‘REQUIEM’ page 16)

Renée Taylor is coming home. The popular actress, best known as Fran Fine’s foodloving mother Sylvia Fine on The Nanny, is bringing her acclaimed one-woman show, My Life On A Diet, to The Wallis for a 12performance run, April 5-14 in the Lovelace Studio Theater. The run is a bittersweet return for Taylor, 86, who lived on Arden Drive in Beverly Hills for 43-years, married to her husband, actor, director, writer Joe Bologna (for 52 years) and where they raised their son Gabriel, who still has friends from El Rodeo, an actor, director and producer. Bologna, who died in 2017, initially had the idea for Taylor to create the show, based on her book of her same title (with the subhead Confessions Of A Hollywood Diet Junkie), after The Nanny ended in 1999. “I didn’t think people would be interested in me just telling funny stories about my life,” says Taylor, “but people tell me they’ve never laughed so much. It’s healing for them and me. People relate to it because everyone wants to change some aspect of their appearance.” Taylor got the message early, from her mother who wanted her be a star, and a teacher who sent her home from school — ”she said I always had a bagel in my mouth”— that she needed to lose weight. That launched the lifetime of diets (she was on her first at 11), that she calculates is at least 100, that she discusses in her show. “More expansive, autobiographical and philosophical,” than its initial 2013 incarnation, the show now boasts Taylor in a couture gown by local designer Pol’ Atteu, and a leopard-print filled set by Harry Feiner with a regal chair for Taylor to recount her stories. She’s still backed by a screen — ”with 200 sound cues”— where she shares clips of her career, including her and Bologna on The Dinah Shore Show and in their film It Had To Be You. In projections by Michael Redman she lists and details the (see ‘TAYLOR’ page 16)

Renée Taylor pointing to the banner for her onewoman show opening today at The Wallis. Photo by Pavlos Christou


B E V E R LY H I L L S R E A L E S TAT E

LA CIENEGA PARK– The Beverly Hills City Council directed staff to flesh out plans for a La Cienega Park face lift. Councilmembers were enthusiastic about a plan that includes expanding existing uses and fields while adding an aquatic center, basketball and other uses in a flexible configuration; moving buildings to the west side of the street and constructing a bridge to connect the two segments. The concept plans presented by Johnson Favaro architects has gained widespread support in the City.

City Seeking Rent Stabilization Commissioners By Victoria Talbot The Beverly Hills City Council is seeking qualified candidates to fill nine vacancies on the newly-established Rent Stabilization Commission (RSC). The RSC will have two members representing landlords, two members representing tenants, two at-large members who are residents but not renters or landlords and three alternates, one for each group. The Rent Stabilization Commission will initially be tasked with completing the Rent Stabilization Ordinance after the City Council refused to vote on the ordinance presented at the meeting Feb. 5 meeting. Items that remain unsettled include annual rent increases, exclusion of owner-occupied duplexes, pass-throughs, and the highly-controversial “probationary tenancy” concept introduced by then-Vice Mayor John Mirisch. Mirisch’s idea allows landlords to evict tenants during the first year tenancy without incurring relocation fees.

The landlord can inform the tenant that, after the first year ends, their tenancy will be terminated without cause, which many renters feel is a “no-cause eviction.” The concept is widely opposed by tenants, who could forced to incur moving costs and first,last and security deposits for a new residence. A provision that allows owners to evict tenants to house four generations of family members is also contentious. Relocation fees, which are currently considerably lower than fees in neighboring Santa Monica or West Hollywood, are also on the table. Though the City Council failed to make progress on many issues under consideration, they did manage to create a commission as the next step in the process. For more information or to apply for the positions, call the city clerk at 310-285-2400 or visit the City website at www.beverlyhills.org/applyforacommission.

U.S. New Home Sales Rise In February Sales of new U.S. homes in rose in February with broad gains around the country, while the median sales prices rebounded after falling in the prior month, the government reported Friday. The positive surprise comes amid other signs the US economy is slowing, but housing data is notoriously volatile. The report also showed January sales were much higher than originally report, while figures for December and November were lower. Sales of newly-constructed singlefamily homes rose 0.6 percent compared to February 2018 to an annual rate of 667,000, seasonally adjusted, the highest since March of last year, the Commerce Department reported. The sales pace was nearly five percent higher than the prior month, while

sales in January, which originally showed a steep decline, were revised to show a solid increase. Economist Jim O'Sullivan of High Frequency Economics cautions that the many revisions are "limiting the information value of a single report." However, the average for the first two months of the year at 652,000 has improved on the pace in the prior two quarters, he said in a research note. Real estate industry data released earlier this month showed sales of existing home also surged in February, while mortgage applications have been rising in recent months. "A robust rebound is underway, tracking mortgage demand," said Ian Shepherdson of Pantheon Macroeconomics. –– AFP

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Former City Manager’s Home On La Peer Drive Hits The Market Again By Victoria Talbot The residence at 265 S. La Peer Dr. which once belonged to former City Manager Jeff Kolin is again on the market, this time for $2.695 million. The 5,995 square foot, single story house, which was owned by the City of Beverly Hills, last closed escrow on Oct. 25, 2018, for $2.4 million. It is unclear if the home has been upgraded since then. The home, built in Pictured: 265 La Peer Drive. 1928, has four bedrooms and four baths, a detached guest house and a two-car rejected the idea and the property was sold. garage. “I actually did not want to sell the Last Sunday, at an open house, illegal real estate signs and banners were property,” said Mirisch. “I wanted to out front to attract buyers. Flags and make it into a green space.” The $2.4 million will be used to sandwich board signs are not legal in acquire space that could be turned into Beverly Hills. When the Beverly Hills City a park, Mirisch stated. For example, he said, the property Council approved the sale last year, Mayor John Mirisch suggested that the adjacent to La Cienega Park on Olympic City ask the opinion of the residents Boulevard, if the owners are willing to regarding the establishment of a mini sell. park in the area. Councilmembers


TO SEE AND BE  SEEN

Karen Michelle Boutique Hosts Successful ‘Love Your Body’ Event By Matt Lopez Karen Michelle Boutique found a positive way to ring in the spring last Sunday with a “Love Your Body” event at the Luxe Hotel on Sunset. The event brought women and girls of all ages to walk the red carpet, observe two runway shows featuring looks from over 20 designers, and partake in shopping from more than 50 vendors, followed by a delicious dessert reception. Karen Michelle’s event sent social media into a fren- Pictured: Alana Pine wears one of the more than zy with hundreds of atten- 200 styles that were on display at The LYB Event. dees hashtagging the event plifies the desire to “make the commuthroughout the afternoon. There were 150 models of all age nity and world we live in a better place groups participating, showing off some for all.” “I believe that all women are 200 styles, with each look appearing beautiful, and I brought this event to more stunning than the next. The first runway show was life to give each and every one of them wrapped up with a finale of breathtak- the confidence they need to achieve ing bridalwear by Jinza Bridal, while all that they dare to dream.” Michelle the final show featured exquisite for- said. Karen Michelle Boutique is locatmalwear from Miri Couture. ed at 1460 S. Robertson Blvd. Laura T. Sharpe, CEO of Artists for For more information on future Trauma, was presented with the Karen Michelle Heart Award, which is given Love Your Body events, call (310) 777to a person or organization that exem- 6700 or visit www.lybevents.com.

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T H E   FA S H I O N   O F   B E V E R LY   H I L L S BEVERLY HILLS DANCERS AT THE WALLIS— The Beverly Hills High School Advanced Dance Company returns once again to the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Art for a night of unique coreography and magical performances. The three performances all start at 7 p.m. beginning Tuesday, April 16 and concluding Thursday evening, April 18. Tickets are available by visiting: w w w. t h e w a l l i s . o r g / B H H S org/BHHS. Reserved seating starts at $10. Pictured are BHHS seniors; (back row, from left): Lara Pastor, Izabella Paz, Lital Mizrahi, Gina Reyes and Courier intern Mikaela Rabizadeh; (Front row, from left): Jaimson Jacoby, Tara Moazemi and Sarah Yadidian.

Beverly Hills Based Franne Golde Offers Women Over 40 Comfortable Fashion in her career path. However, By Laura Coleman Franne could never have Six years ago, when her predicted just how successhusband was diagnosed with ful she would become once early onset Alzheimer’s, Bevshe launched her eponyerly Hills resident Franne mous line (www.franGolde knew she had some negolde.com) in 2016. serious choices ahead of her. “There’s something very While becoming her husmagical about people and band’s care giver was the seeing them and dressing simple decision to make, dethem and seeing their aura ciding how to ensure that change,” she said, noting her family survived finanFranne Golde that her line essentially offers cially in the decades to figure-flattering seasonal basics. come was trickier. Her “perfect black pant,” which A once successful songwriter (the Grammy nominated and award-win- has something of a cult following, both ning songwriter had her first worldwide moves with the body as well as offers hit recorded by Diana Ross), Franne that little bit of extra comfort following had sold her catalog in 2011. She sud- a long lunch. And the pants also look denly realized, given her lifelong love fabulous on practically everyone. “I want my customers to feel their of fashion, that becoming a clothing designer would be a natural next step absolute best,” she said.

ADORE THE COUTURE — Luxury Consignment Specialist Chelsey Thomas (right, above) opened Adore the Couture Pop-Up at 251 S. Beverly Dr. this past weekend with a swanky sip + shop party. In partnership with The Luxury Exchange, the 90-day pop-up boasts a curated collection of fabulous pieces, several culled from some of Beverly Hills’ most elite closets. Described Thomas: “What sets me apart from my competitors is the fact that I curate the pieces for my store. I want my customers to come in, experience luxury, and fall in love with everything.” From handbags in leathers, exotics, and unique colors to new and pre-owned shoe collections from top designers to vintage finds and contemporary fashions, Adore the Couture strives to have an enviable collection always with new inventory virtually on a daily basis. There’s also a “under $300” section, as well as designer jewelry, watches and accessories. Visit: www.adorethecouture.com. Thomas, who specializes in Hermès and Chanel authentication and is completing a masters degree in Gemology at GIA. She is an advocate for women empowerment and supports several charities including Dress For Success, Futures Without Violence and Lung Cancer Research Foundation. Pictured above left is Camille Anderson, TV host of Selling Mega Mansions on AWE TV, who attended the opening.


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BEVERLY HILLS SHARING HIS FAITH – Actor Mark Wahlberg, a parishioner at Beverly Hills’ Church of The Good Shepherd, and his brother Jim Wahlberg were speakers for the Catholic Men's Fellowship of California (CMF) fourth regional men's conference Saturday at the church, with more than 450 men in attendance. Pictured from left: Gil Alderete, group leader; Michael Haddock CMF president; Donald Carpenter, president of the Church Of The Good Shepherd chapter and Wahlberg. Event organizers included parishioners John Conte, Christine Redlin, producer, and David Michael Treviño, church cantor.

Pictured: In May 2014, hundreds of The Beverly Hills Hotel employees packed into the City Council chambers to ask that the City not support a boycott of the hotel, claiming a boycott would only impact hotel employees, not the Sultan of Brunei.

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It’s a personal choice.” Brunei is a tiny oil-rich nation of about 450,000 people, run by Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah who also serves as the prime minister. In recent years, according to CNN, the country has become more conservative, including banning the sale of alcohol. It is on the island of Borneo, close to Islamic countries such as Indonesia and Malaysia. In 2014, the country announced the new laws, which have been implemented gradually. They are the first country in the region to adopt Shariah law. Brunei’s attorney general announced the latest phase would be implemented on Dec. 29, 2018. A statement from the office Brunei’s Prime Minister says that Brunei has, “always been practicing a dual legal system… based on the Syariah (Shariah) Law and the other on Common Law.” The two systems are set to run parallel, beginning April 3. The new laws have sparked a public outcry worldwide. Several celebrities have joined to boycott hotels owned by the Sultan, including the Hotel Bel Air and the Beverly Hills Hotel. On May 7, 2014, when the new laws were announced, the City Council issued a similar resolution. Dozens of employees of the Beverly Hills Hotel came to the City Council meeting to express their opposition to a boycott of the hotel. Employees from every walk of life spoke against an official boycott, which affected their jobs, as opposed to having an effect on the Sultan’s decision regarding Shariah Law. The Beverly Hills Hotel is one of several hotels in Paris, London, Milan, Ascot and Geneva that are affected. Christopher Cowdry, CEO of the Dorchester Collection, flew in from London in 2014 and spoke on behalf of the 650 people that are employed at The Beverly Hills Hotel and who account for the $11 million in taxes received by the City. He vowed that he “would protect their jobs, no matter

what.” Councilmember Julian Gold remarked that there are many other countries which engage in human rights violations similar to Brunei that probably do business in Beverly Hills. Countries which employ amputation, flagellation and lapidation (death by stoning) as per Sharia Law include Mauritania, Sudan, Somalia, Afghanistan, Pakistan, United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia, according to Wikipedia. It has also been practiced in Iran. Flogging and caning are practiced Indonesia and Malaysia. Vice Mayor Lester Friedman was not convinced. “This doesn’t go far enough,” he said. He asked staff if there are City events at the hotel. There are none, though the Rotary Club meets there. “Strongly condemning and strongly urging is fine and dandy, but it doesn’t go far enough.” Friedman called for, “a policy where City employees don’t participate in events at the hotel.” Both Mayor Mirisch and Councilmember Lili Bosse strongly disagreed. “We did see the consequences of that. It affected the little people. The Sultan couldn’t care less. If people don’t want to go there because of the association, that is their opinion.” “I agree with the sense of outrage,” said Councilmember Julian Gold. “It doesn’t achieve anything… it hurts people who don’t deserve to be hurt. The reality is there is virtually nothing we can do to punish the perpetrators. I get that sense of impotence, but we have to be mindful of the innocents. If we want to hurt the Sultan, we should find alternate transportation. We do not tolerate discrimination in Beverly Hills.” “We are a community that is humane and human… Human civil rights, marriage rights, who you love, freedom of religion… to not take a strong stand against governments who take that away… I am glad we are doing that again. I look forward to a day when we don’t have ownership like that in our community. That is not who we are,” said Councilmember Lili Bosse.


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S P O RT S

STRONG SOCCER SHOWING — The Beverly Hills AYSO girls Under 10 Extra Team participated in the South Los Angeles tournament (Hauptman Freeman Classic) last weekend and finished in an impressive second place out of 16 teams. Pictured, back row (from left): Assistant Coach Scott Robinson and Head Coach Tom Burwell. Front row, from left: Katie Gleeson, Emme Burwell, Monet Brakha, Edie Coye, Sydney Sarraf, Stella Robinson, Emma Guidi, Elle Rimon and Gaelle Kimmel.

OPENING DAY — Longtime Beverly Hills resident Laurie Ackerman and daughter Carly took in the Dodgers’ Opening Day game last week from the Stadium Club at Dodger Stadium, enjoying the buffet and taking in the Dodgers’ 12-5 victory over the Diamondbacks. “It’s in my DNA to sing Take Me Out to the Ballgame with heartfelt pride.” Ackerman said.

Photo by Moshe Brakha

Beverly Hills School District Preps For Revival Of Middle School Sports Program By Matt Lopez As the Beverly Hills Unified School District plans ahead for its reconfiguration into one dedicated middle school next year, the Board of Education last week discussed ideas to revive the district’s middle school sports program. The sports program would offer a variety of seasonal sports – flag football, girls volleyball, cross country and cheerleading in the fall; boys and girls basketball in the winter; and boys and girls soccer, track field and boys volleyball in the spring. According to BHUSD Athletic Director Tim Ellis, the teams would compete as part of the Foundation for Interscholastic Youth Athletics (FIYA), which was founded in August 2011 and serves as a governing body for inter-

scholastic elementary and middle school sports competitions in Los Angeles. Ellis said the goal is to give students positive activities to engage in after school, while helping to serve as a bridge between athletics for students between middle school and Beverly Hills High. Other teams in the league that the BHUSD sports teams would be playing, according to Ellis, are primarily private schools, and Culver City Middle School. Boardmember Rochelle Marcus said she supported the idea, but said her only concern was students not being available to participate because of too many other extracurricular activities. Ellis said the current idea is that

practices would occur two days a week, with one game played per week, in order to make sure the sports program allows students plenty of time for other hobbies and activities. The initial funding request brought to the school board included a hefty $150,000 annual budget slot for the program, although the school board is not expected to make a decision on how much it’s willing to spend until next month. Ellis said expenditures are projected to include league entry fees ($500 per sport), transportation ($400 per trip), coaching stipends ($2,000 per coach), equipment ($2,000 per sport), uniforms ($2,000 per sport), trainers ($275/week) and training supplies ($100 per week). Funding could come from a variety of sources aside from the district, including PTA’s, the BHEF, parent donations and outside fundraising. Board President Noah Margo suggested an “old school little league” approach that could include bringing in local businesses to help sponsor teams. BHUSD first attempted a middle school sports program in 2012, spearheaded by then-Horace Mann principal Steve Kessler. All four middle schools had “junior varsity” and “varsity” teams

that played home-and-away games throughout the season on the various BHUSD campuses. That program cost the district only $15,000 per year to operate, with the majority of that total going toward coaching stipends. It ended in 2014, due to the commencement of construction at Horace Mann in August of that year. At that time, El Rodeo’s field was also offline due to the space needed for portable classes, leaving only Hawthorne and Beverly Vista as available fields, but the City required availability of those under the Joint Powers Agreement. In accordance with California Interscholastic Federation guidelines, students will be required to maintain at least a 2.0 grade point average to participate, and must not have any “U’s” in citizenship on their report cards. Margo noted that he was concerned that the 2.0 GPA was too low. “We should be above the standard,” Margo said. The school board is expected to discuss the funding amount at an upcoming board meeting. Once approved, the program will likely get rolling in midMay, with an athletics parent meeting to provide summer camp information.


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Horace Mann Student Earns Top Honors Beverly Hills Resident And Prolific Writer At County Science And Engineering Fair David Wolf Dead At 76 By Laura Coleman Horace Mann 8th grader Davin Jeong is not your typical adolescent. For starters, he just nabbed first place in Microbiology at the Los Angeles Science and Engineering Fair. Now in its 69th year, the annual county science fair celebrates the brightest young students in the fields of science, mathematics and engineering. David’s project, “Energy from Pictured: Vincent Lau, Davin Jeong and Wastewater,” explored ways to har- Nicholas Lau. ness energy from the decomposition of waste projects. To test his theories, (“Paper Airplanes”); Hawthorne 7th Davin experimented with yeast cells; grader Vincent Lau (“Water Filters”); successfully capturing their electron Beverly High freshman Jacob Getty Hand: Designing release during waste breakdown to cre- (“Helping Economically Affordable Hydraulic ate energy. “I wanted to explore an affordable Systems for Third World Counties”); and ecologically friendly method to and senior Rebekah Julie Park create energy,” he said. “Finding new (“Exosomes as a communication tool ways to make use of processes we between the lymphatic system and already utilize in society saves bladder cancer.”) In addition to his first place in resources and reduces waste.” David was one of five Beverly Hills Microbiology, Davin Jeong won a speUnified School District students who cial award from The Society of participated in the three-day fair, which Petroleum Engineers for his work with took place in Pasadena last Thursday waste water. He is now poised to compete in the upcoming California State through Saturday. Other students included Science Fair at the California Science Hawthorne 6th grader Nicholas Lau Fair later this month.

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of those thresholds. Work cannot be shut down, as in the case of a violation, while the situation is being mitigated. “They’re in compliance technically,” said Project Manager Robert Welch. “It’s a nuisance.” “It’s more than a nuisance,” said the business owner. “The tenants in that building cannot perform their duties. There’s no way they can function as a business. I am getting 20-25 calls a day.” Welch said that the City has received complaints in recent weeks, and that he was glad these people had come to the meeting to express their concerns. However, he added “the timeframe is unknown. This is a recent development. We are taking steps to mitigate the situation. We’ve been meeting with Metro. We have a toolbox of applications. We are working with Metro to mitigate the situation.” “We need to figure out a way to mitigate it,” said Mayor John Mirisch in a phone interview. No Councilmembers were in attendance at the meeting. “It sounds like this may be an unanticipated problem. We’re going to do whatever we can… We need the experts to try to find a way to mitigate as soon as possible.” The La Cienega Station was the first MOA the City negotiated with Metro. Mirisch suggested that in the future, noise monitoring devices may have to be placed near commercial buildings, as well as residential, and at different heights, to protect all stakeholders, though he defers to the experts. “The City has the responsibility to protect the businesses and the people and the properties… you cannot bow to Metro… Shut it down or we have a problem that is going to be a liability to you,” one building owner told Welch. The MOAs for both Section 1 and

Section 2 (Wilshire/Rodeo) have the restriction of 5 dBA (expressed as an average in 15-minute time spans) increase over ambient noise at the property line of any residential building. Section 2 added the same restriction to the nearest transient occupancy property line and added a maximum instantaneous noise limit (Lmax) of 85 dBA at residential occupancy property lines during nighttime hours. For Section 2, there is also a limit to the noise emitted by specific construction equipment. Since the first complaints, the following measures have been taken: •Installation of 2 in-line silencers to the ventilation system •Ventilation pipes wrapped with acoustic blankets •Shroud installed around the ventilation exhaust in La Cienega yard with acoustic material •Acoustic material around the ventilation exhaust has been changed for a higher rate of material Staff reports that these efforts reduced noise levels by 5dBA. “Staff is working to implement a tool box of additional mitigation measure at the staging yard to address noise. This tool box was created with input from three Acoustic Engineers... On Thursday, staff met with Metro and they were informed that a sound study monitoring has been prepared for 8500 Wilshire which identifies even more mitigation measures. The City will be reaching out to the property owner at 8500 Wilshire,” said Public Information Officer Keith Sterling. Publisher’s Note: Is it time for the City Council to send at least one councilmember to each meeting to understand – No. 1, the problems of residents and businesses along the construction route; and No. 2, to actually walk the Metro construction route to experience and understand the reality for those affected?

By Laura Coleman David Martin Wolf, a writer of screenplays, television scripts, and short stories, whose generosity and ability as an editor helped improve the work of many of his writer friends, died peacefully from complications related to Alzheimer’s on March 28 at his home in Beverly Hills, surrounded by his family. He was 76. Born in 1943 in Chicago to Bertha (née Rabinowitz) and William Wolf, who had a long career in the food and restaurant business, David moved west to Los Angeles with his family at the age of two. The family first settled in the West Adams neighborhood before later moving to the San Fernando Valley. A deft writer, David went on to graduate Summa Cum Laude from the University of California, Berkeley, with a BA in History in 1964, subsequently continuing his studies at Harvard University as a fellow in Government. It was in Cambridge in 1965 that he met the love of his life, Jamie Rosenthal, a vivacious Radcliffe student. Both found themselves immediately mutually-smitten, in part because each had an encyclopedic knowledge of the lyrics to The Great American Songbook, particularly those of songs by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart. The two married in 1971, with their daughter Kate born in 1981. David’s career as a screenwriter began in a collaboration with Alan Trustman (The Thomas Crown Affair) on the Sidney J. Furie film Hit, starring Billy Dee Williams and Richard Pryor. Other pictures written by the team included

Pictured: David with his grandson Vincent Harris.

The Next Man, starring Sean Connery, and Crime and Passion, featuring Omar Sharif and Karen Black. David was subsequently a staff writer and consultant for the TV series Men and Life Goes On. He also wrote episodes for, among others, The Wonder Years and Man of the People. When his work in Hollywood eventually subsided, leaving him with a drawer full of unproduced scripts, David continued to write read voraciously. He loved UCLA Bruins basketball, as well as in exploring Los Angeles by foot, observing the everyday with a mixture of awe and curiosity. He is survived by his wife Jamie, a journalist, editor, and producer of documentaries; daughter Kate, a writer; sonin-law, artist Zach Harris; grandson Vincent; younger brother, Erwin; and four nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held Sunday, April 7 at 2 p.m. at Hillside Memorial Park in Los Angeles. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America.


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Barbara Lazaroff, cofounder and owner of Spago will hold her 35th annual Passover Seder beginning at 5:30 p.m., Saturday, April 20 at the restaurant, 176 N. Canon Dr. The event will once again benefit MAZON, The Jewish Reponse to Hunger, a national nonprofit working to end hunger among all faiths in the U.S. and Israel. The dinner raises funds to help L.A. families. “I created this event at the original Spago in Hollywood when I realized there were others like me who felt detached from their families as life had become more fragmented,” Lazaroff said. “Over the years this event continues to be a heartfelt and delicious tradition that brings together guests of all ages.” In addition to the service, led by Rabbi Arnold Rachlis and Cantor Ruti Braier of University Synagogue, the West Los Angeles Children’s Choir wil perform two specially prepared songs. Each year Chef de Cuisine Tetsu Yahagi and Executive Pastry Chef Della Gossett and their staff prepare a menu of holiday specials. Wine Director Phillip Dunn will offer a variety of Kosher wine pairings. Guests also receives Spago’s oven-baked matzah and macaroons packaged to go. Tickets are $195 per person, and $80 per child (12 and under). For reservations, call 310-385-0880, or book-online at https://www.exploretock.com/spagobeverlyhills. • • • • • Bruno Serato’s charity, Caterina’s Club, known for feeding some 25,000 hungry children each week, finding permanent housing for underprivileged families and helping atrisk youth avert gang life through his Hospitality Academy, will be the of the

American Foundation of Savoy Orders’ white- and black-tie gala fundraiser at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 6 at the Montage Beverly Hills. His Royal Highness Prince Emanuele Filiberto di Savoia, Prince of Venice and Prince of Piedmont, Italy, will be the guest of honor at the festivities that will include a cocktail meetand-greet, dinner and after party. Caterina’s Club serves pasta each night in 89 locations in Orange and L.A. Counties, with more than 2.9 million meals served to date. For information,

visit www.caterinasclub.org. Gala tickets are $750, and available at https://www.savoydelegation-usa.org/notte-disavoia.html#/. • • • • • The Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles (GMCLA) will present Turn Back Time: The Best of GMCLA at 8 p.m., Saturday, April 6 and 2 p.m., Sunday, April 7 at the Alex Theatre, 216 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale. Interim Artistic Director Gavin Thrasher will lead the 200-plus members in a program of selections ranging from Gaelic Blessing, Broadway hits

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trickle in. “I read that in the paper and I called my friend Lainie Kazan who was on it with me and told her we had to get off it. You can’t live on protein extract; but I did lose 40 pounds.” “I’ve learned what not to do,” says Taylor, “and that I was doing things wrong. It’s better to be heavy than yo-yo up and down. You have to learn to love your fat. I thought I had to be thin to be successful, then I got an emmy nomination for The Nanny.” Though she’s found great success as a comedienne, –– ”it was easier to get a job” — Taylor started out as a dramatic actress and found her “spiritual home” at Lee Strasberg’s legendary Actors Studio in Manhattan. Her show includes stories about her encounters with James Dean and Marlon Brando

and his relationship with Joseph Stalin. “I liked the way Murry gave insight into the composer’s work and music and incorporated actors,” said Rubenstein who read Stalin’s letters to the musician about government control. Music will be performed by the Pacific Symphony and Pacific Chorale, with soloists Aga Mikolaj, Ann McMahon Quintero, Edgaras Montvidas and Nathan Stark. Actress Mayim Bialik, who plays Amy Farrah Fowler on The Big Bang Theory, is honorary chair of the concert. Tickets, ranging from $45$133 may be purchased at https://www.roycehall.org/calendar/details/1249. All proceeds will benefit the museum.

Rachel Flowers and the Young Musicians Foundation Debut Orchestra, under the direction of Artistic and Ensembles Director Lauren Wasynczuk, will perform the world premiere of Flowers’ Other Voices and Concerto for Organ and Orchestra at 7 p.m., Friday, April 12 at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre, 4401 W Eighth St., L.A. Preceding the performance will be a screening of Hearing Is Believing, a documentary by Lorenzo DeStefano that showcases Flowers’ story of overcoming her loss of vision at 3 months because of Retinopathy of Rachel Flowers Prematurity which resulted from being born 15 weeks premature. Appearing with Flowers in the film are Grammy winners Arturo Sandoval, Stevie Wonder, Dweezil Zappa, Grammy-nominated jazz pianist Taylor Eigsti, the late progressive rock star Keith Emerson, Hawaii ukulele master Benny Chong, and the Santa Barbara Youth Symphony. Now 25, she has been featured on 60 Minutes, and her YouTube videos featuring original songs and her multi-instrumental covers of works by the likes of Emerson, Lake, and Palmer, Frank Zappa, and Prince, have amassed hundreds of thousands of views. Her debut album, Listen, was released in 2016, followed by her sophomore release, Going Somewhere, in late 2018. Flowers is presently at work on her third solo album, tentatively titled Bigger on the Inside. Tickets, at $20; $10.00 for students/seniors, are available at www.ymf.org.

instructions and ingredients of her countless diets. While most people remember events in their lives by what clothes they were wearing or what music was playing, Taylor remembers by what everyone else was eating and what diet she was on. So there’s the U.S. Army diet: six hard-boiled eggs a day. The Lord Byron Diet: two tablespoons of vinegar before each meal. The Watermelon Diet: six quarts of watermelon juice a day, the Long Island Hadassah Diet: two kosher chicken thighs a day and many more. There’s even the dangerous ones. On The Last Chance Diet followers drank two ounces of liquid protein three times a day until reports of deaths began to

by Stephen Sondheim and Steve Schwartz and salutes to today’s pop divas Adele, Madonna, and Lady Gaga. The music will be interwoven with short testimonials from chorus members about the group’s 40 year history. Tickets are available at http://bit.ly/GMCLAtix. For more information, call 424-239-6506. • • • • • The Lady Filmmakers’ Speaker Series continues with “The Ins & Outs of Pitching Your Episodic Series,” at 6 p.m., Wednesday, April 10 at the Beverly Hills Public Library, 444 N. Rexford Dr. The creators, stars, writers and executive producers of TV Land’s comedy series Teachers, Katie O’Brien and Katy Coloton, will discuss the secrets of creating and selling an episodic series. Both are members of the Writers Guild of America West. Tickets range from $15-$20. To purchase and for more information, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/i ns-outs-of-creating-pitchingyour-episodic-series-tickets58621222655 • • • • • Grand Park will celebrate Earth Day with music, children’s activities including yoga and boot camp sessions, tree giveaways and more from 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Thursday, April 11 at the park, 200 N. Grand Ave., between Grand and Broadway. For the sixth year, people can learn about energy efficiency and water conservation; take part in sustainable gardening tours; participate in composting, electric and solar vehicle demonstrations; drop of ewaste, donate eyeglasses and enjoy a walk-through of Grand Park’s sustainable landscaping. Food trucks and vendors will be available. For more information, visit https://grandparkla.org/event/earth-day-l-a-2019. and studying with Marilyn Monroe. “I thought she was marvelous,” says Taylor. “The vulnerability she was able to allow herself and to show was amazing. She was fearless.” Taylor’s story also includes her problems with her love life until she met Bologna—and how they were perfect for each other. “I feel like this show is a tribute to him,” says Taylor. Bologna helped write and directed the show and she says she still feels him. “The other night there was a standing ovation and I heard Joe say, ‘that one moment could be fuller.’” Tickets are $65 and available online at TheWallis.org/Diet, by phone at 310-746-4000, or at the box office, 9390 N. Santa Monica Blvd. —Steve Simmons


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HONORING NIKKI HALEY – On Monday, the Friends of Magen David Adom - Western USA presented former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley with the Humanitarian of the Year Award at a dinner fundraiser at The Beverly Wilshire. The award, in recognition of Haley’s extraordinary efforts on behalf of the State of Israel, was made entirely of material from Israel’s Iron Dome. Pictured: FMDA Western USA President Dina Leeds with Nikki Haley.

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nature of the design for the aerial network as they are coordinated with SCE’s pole replacement schedule and temporary poles. Most areas will require two cycles of permit application submittals for the internal SCE process of replacement. Each cycle, said Chief Information Officer David Schirmer, is about 100 days. H&M workers could not be idled for the duration of the process. Thus, they pulled out. “There were many more pole failures than what we thought,” said Schirmer. “Some of the reasons we are behind schedule should have been anticipated going into it,” said Councilmember Bob Wunderlich. “The tone is optimistic, but I also think there are reasons to be concerned… I don’t want to pull the plug.” Wunderlich’s concerns were repeated throughout the City Council, aas each councilmember expressed their disappointments, they also granted that the project should continue through the next phase, agreeing to allocate an additional $6.5 million to the project. The total cost of the project was projected to be $32.3 million. The current cost is estimated at $38.9 million. Those costs are anticipated to be recouped in low-cost subscriber fees, paid to the City. “Not a lot of municipalities

Maltz Park Fountain Reconstruction To Commence Beginning April 8 By Victoria Talbot A fountain damaged by vandalism will begin to undergo reconstruction April 8 at the Maltz Mini Park, located at 6800 Sunset Blvd. The park will remain open during the construction, though a barrier will be placed to surround the work area. Completion is expected in mid-May. The 1.2-acre mini park is located at the corner of Whittier Drive where the land was donated to the City with $45,000 to develop the park by

Beverly Hills businessman and banker Ben M. Maltz in 1973. In 2016, the fountain was vandalized. Reconstruction was delayed during the drought for water conservation efforts. The reconstructed fountain will be water-efficient and use recirculated water. Maltz Park is one of the City’s five mini parks, including Arnaz, Reeves, Crescent,

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written agreements or contracts called Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) will be made between the City and the City employee associations.

Hamel, Oakhurst and Rexford. Including the larger parks and the dog park, Beverly Hills has 82 acres of dedicated green space for parks.

MEA (Technical Services), Part Time, Police Management, Safety Support, Supervisors, Sworn Fire and Sworn Police (POA). For more information, visit www.beverlyhills.org/MOU.

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BY ANDREW J. RIES / EDITED BY WILL SHORTZ This crossword by Andrew J. Ries, of La Pine, Ore., comes with special instructions: Drop one letter from each set of shaded letters in the grid to name a major-league baseball team. The letters thus removed, in order from top to bottom, will spell an appropriate answer at 76-Down. Andrew is a lifelong baseball fan — his favorite teams are hidden in 90- and 107-Across. He’s excited about the new season, which has just started. — W.S.

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April 5, 2019 | Page 17 have done this,” said Schirmer, describing the project as “bold and cutting edge.” “Edison’s process is opaque to the outside world,” he explained. Thus, he said, it was not possible to determine that the process would be so time-consuming. The permitting process is internal to SCE. “This is something new.” The City Council is expected to approve the budget item at the April 16 meeting. Work will commence on a pilot portion of the City, including a four-cabinet portion of the Southeast and a small cabinet area referred to as the Bedford area. “This project is off the rails,” said Councilmember Julian Gold. “We should have anticipated extortion, being held hostage… I have no confidence that they aren’t going to do it again… This is on a tight leash… I have no confidence you can deliver this for the price you said… Whatever the deliberations of the tech committee, I wish those conversations were more public… This is our fault, too.” Mayor Mirisch appointed Wunderlich and Gold as the new liaisons for the Tech Committee. The project restart is expected to begin in May and the pilot area to be completed by September. If the City Council agrees to continue with the project at the end of the summer, Schirmer projects that the entire City will be wired with FTTP by December 2020.

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BIRTHDAYS –Roger Corman, Max Gail, Christine Lahti, Michael Moriarty and Gen. Colin Powell (April 5); Marilu Henner, Ari Meyers, Tamara Henry and Billy Dee Williams (April 6); Francis Ford Coppola, Grace Robbins, Lisa Detanna, Janis Ian, Jerry Brown, and Joan Oates (April 7); Jane Wooster Scott, Shecky Greene, Skye Pingul and John Schneider (April 8); Sy Sussman, Jean Paul Belmondo, Kay Goldman, Michael Learned, Fiorenza Lucas, Keshia Knight, Pullam and Dennis Stevens (April 9); John Madden, Myra Nourmand and Steven Seagal (April 10); Eileen Goodman, Joel Grey, Louise Lasser, and Peter Riegert (April 11).

Fernando Garcia of MONSE and formerly Oscar de la Renta (Designers of the Year), Valerie Messika (Jewelry Designer), and Ilaria Urbinati (Style Curator). Fashionable presenters and special guests included... Lady Gaga, Sia, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Russell James, Jaime King, Juliette Lewis, Courtney Love, James Marsden, Jennifer Meyer, Janet Mock, Maye Musk, Busy Philipps, Larsa Pippen, Alicia Silverstone, Joan Smalls, Tracy Anderson, Bonner Bolton, Tom Bull, Elisabetta Canalis, Violet Chachki, Abby Champion, Jordan Duffy, Tan France, August Getty, Delilah Hamlin, Langley Fox Hemingway, Chanel Iman, George Kotsiopoulos, Stella Maxwell, Katherine McNamara, Jillian Mercado, Maggie Rawlins, Shaun Ross, Jasmine Sanders, Elisa Sednaoui, Travis Van Winkle, Brian Wolk and Claude Morais. Since its inception in 2003, The Daily Front Row and FashionWeekDaily.com have been speaking directly to fashion’s A-list insiders whether in the front rows and runways of Fashion Week, the backyards of their Hamptons summer homes, their Manhattan abodes, or their chicest travel destinations. ****** If you love fashion and design, this is a definite go to event... Otis College of Art and Design, now celebrating its centennial year, is hosting its 37th annual “Scholarship Benefit and Fashion VERY FASHIONShow” May 4 on the Elaine and Bram Goldsmith Campus... ABLE–Dozens of Otis College first began offering classes in fashion design in celebs were on 1980. In its four decades, important alumni have included top talhand as The ents in the design world including Rick Owens, Claire Pettibone, Daily Front Row Rob Beattie, Bao Tranchi, Debbie Sabet, Marisol Garonacelebrated its Bradford, Red Carter and Chris Chang, many of whom have “Fashion Los returned to Otis to mentor a new generation of design talent. This year’s mentors include designers Debbie Sabet and Patrik Angeles Awards Ervell, and Arthur Thammavong of Vince, Jennifer Tong of at The Beverly Adidas/Agron and Robert Lee of Adidas, creative talent from Hills Hotel. Above Ralph Lauren, costume designer for ABC’s show Once Upon A (from left): Time, Eduardo Castro, Bao Tranchi, Arthur Thammavong, and Jennifer Meyer, celebrity stylist B. Akerlund. Kate Hudson, Of particular note this year is Jason Wu’s collaboration with and Derek Otis and Mary and David Martin’s Madworkshop Foundation to Blasberg; mentor 15 senior students. Frederic Aspiras Now in its 37th year, the “Scholarship Benefit and Fashion with Lady Gaga; Show” was founded by Elaine Goldsmith, chair emerita of the (left photo); Otis Board of Trustees who wwill bee honored along with Shelley Candice SwaneReid, a previous benefit chair. poel, Rosie HuntTickets and additional information are available at ington-Whiteley www.otis.edu/sbs or by calling 310-665-6858. and Joan Smalls. ****** Photos by And speaking of upcoming events, on May 2 at The Beverly Getty Images Wilshire, the Women’s Guild of Cedars-Sinai will honor one of L.A.’s most prominent couples, Jane and Marc Nathanson, at its The Daily Front Row hosted its 5th “Fashion Los Angeles annual gala. Awards” (the FLAs) at The Beverly Hills Hotel, presented by For more than 60 years, the Women’s Guild has supported Maybelline New York, Moroccanoil, Sunglass Hut, world-class healthcare through research and innovation. 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PUBLIC NOTICES REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL BEVERLY HILLS UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the BEVERLY HILLS UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT of Los Angeles County, California, acting by and through its Governing Board, hereinafter referred to as "District," will receive sealed proposals for RFP NO. 18/19-BV002 – RFP FOR BEVERLY VISTA SCHOOL CCTV SECURITY CAMERAS/WAP/VOIP/PA/ BELL PROJECT at the District Purchasing Department Office, 255 Lasky Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90212, no later than 4:00 PM on Monday, April 29, 2019. Those bids timely received shall be opened and publicly read aloud. Bids shall be valid for 60 Calendar days after the bid opening date. The Project consists of furnishing all necessary labor, materials and equipment for installation of conduit and pulling of fiber and copper cabling for new security cameras, network connections and wireless access points at Beverly Vista School. Scope of work also includes reconfiguration of the campus clock, bell, and PA systems. Security cameras will be owner furnished contractor installed. *Note that the Security Cameras are OFCI The overall construction schedule is 61 calendar days long, running from June 1, 2019 to July 31, 2019. The Bid Documents, Plans and Specifications will be available on the District’s website, www.bhusd.org, under Departments drop-down, then Facilities and then by clicking Bond Program Bidding Opportunities or by contacting Lance Blair at lblair@bhusd.org. One "MANDATORY" Pre-Bid Conference and walk will be held at 6:30 AM on Friday, April 19, 2019, at the Beverly Vista School, 200 S Elm Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90212. Attendees must be on time. All attendees will be escorted through the school site by a District Representative. It is highly recommended that prospective bidders and subcontractors attend the job walk. Prospective bidders may not visit the Project Site without making arrangements through the Facilities and Planning Department. In accordance with the provisions of California Business and Professions Code Section 7028.15 and Public Contract Code Section 3300, the District requires that the bidder possess the following classification(s) of contractor's license(s) at the time the bid is submitted: CLASS B. Any bidder not so licensed at the time of the bid opening will be rejected as nonresponsive. The last day to submit questions shall be 4:00 PM on Monday, April 22, 2019. All questions must be submitted in accordance with the procedures set forth in the Information for Bidders. Each bid shall be accompanied by a bid security in the form of cash, a certified or cashier's check or bid bond in an amount not less than ten percent (10%) of the total bid price, payable to the District. The District reserves the right to reject any or all bids or to waive any irregularities or informalities in any bids or in the bidding process. The project shall require prevailing wage compliance. The District has obtained from the California Department of Industrial Relations the general prevailing rate of per diem wages in the locality in which this work is to be performed

for each craft or type of worker needed for the Project. It shall be mandatory upon the successful bidder to whom the contract is awarded, and upon any subcontractor listed, to pay not less than the said specified rates to all workers employed by them for the Project. No bidder may withdraw any bid for a period of Sixty (60) calendar days after the date set for the opening of bids. Pursuant to Section 22300 of the Public Contract Code, the Agreement will contain provisions permitting the successful bidder to substitute securities for any monies withheld by the District to ensure performance under the Agreement or permitting payment of retentions earned directly into escrow. Award of Contract: It is not necessarily BEVERLY HILLS UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT’S intent to obtain the lowest possible cost, but rather the best possible value. BEVERLY HILLS UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT will make its selection after assessing the quality of the proposed products, services, performance reliability, standardization, lifecycle costs, delivery timetables, support logistics, manufacturer’s warranties, as well as the cost of the products and services. The results of BEVERLY HILLS UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICTS’S evaluation and ranking of the Vendor Proposals will be final. BEVERLY HILLS UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT may, after a finding is made by the governing board that a particular procurement qualifies under all requirements, authorize the procurement of the product through competitive negotiation. (Reference: Public Contract Code 20118.2) Pursuant to Public Contract Code Section 20118.2, the BEVERLY HILLS UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT is not required to award a contract to the lowest Proposer but rather will consider Proposals based on criteria established herein this RFP. An award will be made to the responsive and responsible firm whose proposal is viewed by the BEVELY HILLS UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT as most advantageous to its program, taking into account all pricing and other pertinent factors considered. Publication Dates: April 5, 2019 & April 12, 2019 NOTICE CALLING FOR RE-BID BEVERLY HILLS UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the BEVERLY HILLS UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT of Los Angeles County, California, acting by and through its Governing Board, hereinafter referred to as "District," will receive sealed bids for RE-BID No. 500-18/19 – BEVERLY HILLS HIGH SCHOOL PHASE I CCTV SECURITY CAMERA PROJECT at the District Purchasing Department Office, 255 Lasky Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90212, no later than 2:00 PM on Tuesday, April 23, 2019. Those bids timely received shall be opened and publicly read aloud. Bids shall be valid for 60 Calendar days after the bid opening date. The Project consists of furnishing all necessary labor, materials and equipment for installation of conduit and pulling of fiber and copper cabling to approximately 125 locations of security cameras, network connections and mounting of security cameras* at Beverly Hills High School. *Note that the Security Cameras are OFCI

The overall construction schedule is 78 calendar days long, running from May 15, 2019 to July 31, 2019. The Bid Documents, Plans and Specifications will be available on the District’s website, www.bhusd.org, under Departments drop-down, then Facilities and then by clicking Bond Program Bidding Opportunities or by contacting Lance Blair at lblair@bhusd.org.

UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT is not required to award a contract to the lowest Proposer but rather will consider Proposals based on criteria established herein this RFP. An award will be made to the responsive and responsible firm whose proposal is viewed by the BEVELY HILLS UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT as most advantageous to its program, taking into account all pricing and other pertinent factors considered.

There will be no jobwalk performed for the re-bidding of this project.

Publication Dates: April 5, 2019 & April 12, 2019

In accordance with the provisions of California Business and Professions Code Section 7028.15 and Public Contract Code Section 3300, the District requires that the bidder possess the following classification(s) of contractor's license(s) at the time the bid is submitted: CLASS C-7 or C-10. Any bidder not so licensed at the time of the bid opening will be rejected as nonresponsive. The last day to submit questions shall be 12:00 PM on Monday, April 16, 2019. All questions must be submitted in accordance with the procedures set forth in the Information for Bidders. Each bid shall be accompanied by a bid security in the form of cash, a certified or cashier's check or bid bond in an amount not less than ten percent (10%) of the total bid price, payable to the District. The District reserves the right to reject any or all bids or to waive any irregularities or informalities in any bids or in the bidding process. The project shall require prevailing wage compliance. The District has obtained from the California Department of Industrial Relations the general prevailing rate of per diem wages in the locality in which this work is to be performed for each craft or type of worker needed for the Project. It shall be mandatory upon the successful bidder to whom the contract is awarded, and upon any subcontractor listed, to pay not less than the said specified rates to all workers employed by them for the Project. No bidder may withdraw any bid for a period of Sixty (60) calendar days after the date set for the opening of bids. Pursuant to Section 22300 of the Public Contract Code, the Agreement will contain provisions permitting the successful bidder to substitute securities for any monies withheld by the District to ensure performance under the Agreement or permitting payment of retentions earned directly into escrow. Award of Contract: It is not necessarily BEVERLY HILLS UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT’S intent to obtain the lowest possible cost, but rather the best possible value. BEVERLY HILLS UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT will make its selection after assessing the quality of the proposed products, services, performance reliability, standardization, lifecycle costs, delivery timetables, support logistics, manufacturer’s warranties, as well as the cost of the products and services. The results of BEVERLY HILLS UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICTS’S evaluation and ranking of the Vendor Proposals will be final. BEVERLY HILLS UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT may, after a finding is made by the governing board that a particular procurement qualifies under all requirements, authorize the procurement of the product through competitive negotiation. (Reference: Public Contract Code 20118.2) Pursuant to Public Contract Code Section 20118.2, the BEVERLY HILLS

SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES CASE NO: 19SMCP00116 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME In the Matter of the petition of: ANNA ZABELINA To all interested person(s): Petitioner: Anna Zabelina Presently over 18 years of age, current residence: Los Angeles, CA filed a petition with the Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles, Santa Monica Courthouse, West District 1725 Main Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401 on March 13, 2019 for a Decree changing names as follows: Present Name: Anna Zabelina Proposed Name: ANYA ZABELINA-HARPER THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. NOTICE OF HEARING: Date: May 17, 2019 Time: 8:30 AM Department: K ROOM: A-203 The address of the court is: 1425 Main Stree, First Floor Room 102 Santa Monica, CA 90401• West District Reason for name change: Petitioner is already known by her proposed name wishes to be known by his proposed name in all personal/business affairs. I declare under penalty of perjury under the laws of the State of California that the foregoing is true and correct. Signed: Anna Zabelina Judge of the Superior Court: Gerald Rosenberg Clerk: Sherri R. Carter Deputy: Tom G. Holmes Dated: March 13, 2019 Published: 03/22/19, 03/29/19, 04/05/19, 04/12/19 BHC-R22287 –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2019 071055 The following is/are doing business as: FARMERS UNDERWRITERS ASSOCIATION 6301 Owensmouth Ave. Woodland Hills, CA 91367; Farmers Group, Inc. 6301 Owensmouth Ave. Woodland Hills, CA 91367; The business is conducted by: A CORPORATION registrant(s) has NOT begun to transact business under the name(s) listed in: Doren E. Hohl, Secretary, Farmers Group, Inc.: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: March 19, 2019; Published: March 29, April 5, 12, 19 2019 LACC N/C FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2019069934 The following is/are doing business as: RAYINLA LLC 821 S. Mansfield Ave. Apt. #1, Los Angeles, CA 90036; Rayinla LLC 821 S. Mansfield Ave. Apt. #1, Los Angeles, CA 90036; The business is conducted by: A LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY, registrant(s) has NOT begun to transact business under the name(s) listed: Ray Simmons, Managing Member: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: March 18, 2019; Published: March 29, April 05, 12, 19, 2019 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2019086035 The following is/are doing business as: AURORA ESTATES 439 N. Canon Dr. 3rd Floor, Beverly Hills, CA 90210; Christen Leanna Tull 439 N. Canon Dr. 3rd Floor, Beverly Hills, CA 90210; Tamara Skadrak 439 N. Canon Dr. 3rd Floor, Beverly Hills, CA 90210; The business is conducted by: COPARTNERS, registrant(s) has NOT begun to transact business under the name(s) listed: CHRISTEN LEANNA TULL, CEO: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: April 01, 2019; Published: April 05, 12, 19, 26, 2019 LACC N/C NOTICE— Fictitious name statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of the county clerk. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (See Section 14400, et seq., Business and Professions Code).


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period of Sixty (60) calendar days after the date set for the opening of bids.

Project Site without making arrangements through the Facilities and Planning Department.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the BEVERLY HILLS UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT of Los Angeles County, California, acting by and through its Governing Board, hereinafter referred to as "District," will receive sealed bids for BID #400-18/19 – EL RODEO MODULAR DISCONNECT & MISCELLANEOUS DEMO at the District Purchasing Department Office, 255 Lasky Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90212, no later than 10:00 AM on Tuesday, April 30, 2019. Those bids timely received shall be opened and publicly read aloud. Bids shall be valid for 60 Calendar days after the bid opening date.

Pursuant to Section 22300 of the Public Contract Code, the Agreement will contain provisions permitting the successful bidder to substitute securities for any monies withheld by the District to ensure performance under the Agreement or permitting payment of retentions earned directly into escrow.

The last day to submit questions shall be 4:00 PM on Monday, April 22, 2019. All questions must be submitted in accordance with the procedures set forth in the Information for Bidders.

The Project consists of power, data and fire alarm disconnect at forty-two (42) modular buildings. Demolition of approximately twenty (20) concrete ramps and miscellaneous disconnect of plumbing at restroom and classroom buildings.

Award of Contract: The District shall award the Contract for the Project to the lowest responsible prequalified bidder as determined from the base bid alone by the District. The District reserves the right to reject any or all bids or to waive any irregularities or informalities in any bid or in the bidding process. Bid protests, if any, must comply with the requirements set forth in the information for Bidders in order to be timely and considered by the District. Publication Dates: April 5, 2019 & April 12, 2019

The overall construction schedule is 42 calendar days long, running from June 1, 2019 to July 12, 2019. The Bid Documents, Plans and Specifications are available on the District’s website, www.bhusd.org, under Departments drop-down, then Facilities and then by clicking Bond Program Bidding Opportunities or by contacting Lance Blair at lblair@bhusd.org. One "MANDATORY" Pre-Bid Conference and walk will be held at 6:30 AM on Wednesday, April 17, 2019, at El Rodeo School, 605 Whittier Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210. Attendees must be on time. All attendees will be escorted through the school site by a District Representative. It is highly recommended that prospective bidders attend the job walk. Prospective bidders may not visit the Project Site without making arrangements through the Facilities and Planning Department. In accordance with the provisions of California Business and Professions Code Section 7028.15 and Public Contract Code Section 3300, the District requires that the bidder possess the following classification(s) of contractor's license(s) at the time the bid is submitted: CLASS B. Any bidder not so licensed at the time of the bid opening will be rejected as nonresponsive. The last day to submit questions shall be 12:00 PM on Tuesday, April 23, 2019. All questions must be submitted in accordance with the procedures set forth in the Information for Bidders. Each bid shall be accompanied by a bid security in the form of cash, a certified or cashier's check or bid bond in an amount not less than ten percent (10%) of the total bid price, payable to the District. The District reserves the right to reject any or all bids or to waive any irregularities or informalities in any bids or in the bidding process. The project shall require prevailing wage compliance. The District has obtained from the California Department of Industrial Relations the general prevailing rate of per diem wages in the locality in which this work is to be performed for each craft or type of worker needed for the Project. It shall be mandatory upon the successful bidder to whom the contract is awarded, and upon any subcontractor listed, to pay not less than the said specified rates to all workers employed by them for the Project. No bidder may withdraw any bid for a

NOTICE CALLING FOR BIDS BEVERLY HILLS UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the BEVERLY HILLS UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT of Los Angeles County, California, acting by and through its Governing Board, hereinafter referred to as "District," will receive sealed bids for BID NO. 300-18/19 – MOVING SERVICES AT HAWTHORNE, HORACE MANN, EL RODEO AND BEVERLY VISTA SCHOOLS PROJECT at the District Purchasing Department Office, 255 Lasky Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90212, no later than 2:00 PM on Monday, April 29, 2019. Those bids timely received shall be opened and publicly read aloud. Bids shall be valid for 60 Calendar days after the bid opening date. Beverly Hills Unified School District is currently undergoing grade level reconfiguration from Kindergarten through eighth (K-8) grade elementary schools to Kindergarten through fifth grade (K-5) elementary schools and one sixth through eighth (6-8) grade middle school. The District requires a qualified and experienced firm to furnish all labor, expertise, personnel, equipment, and materials/supplies for an estimated 172 classroom and office moves among four schools, plus retention of the qualified firm(s) to provide moving services for future projects assigned by the District. Examples of items requiring move and relocation services are, but not limited to, furniture, files, electronic equipment, and a variety of other school equipment and supplies. The overall project schedule is 61 calendar days long, running from June 1, 2019 to July 31, 2019. The Bid Documents, Plans and Specifications are available on the District’s website, www.bhusd.org, under Departments drop-down, then Facilities and then by clicking Bond Program Bidding Opportunities or by contacting Margarita Sanchez at msanchez@bhusd.org. One "MANDATORY" Pre-Bid Conference and job walk will begin at 7:00AM and end at 12:00PM on Friday, April 19, 2019, beginning at El Rodeo Elementary School, 605 Whittier Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210. Attendees must be on time. All attendees will be escorted through the school site by a District Representative. Prospective bidders may not visit the

Each bid shall be accompanied by a bid security in the form of cash, a certified or cashier's check or bid bond in an amount not less than ten percent (10%) of the total bid price, payable to the District. The District reserves the right to reject any or all bids or to waive any irregularities or informalities in any bids or in the bidding process. The project shall require prevailing wage compliance. The District has obtained from the California Department of Industrial Relations the general prevailing rate of per diem wages in the locality in which this work is to be performed for each craft or type of worker needed for the Project. It shall be mandatory upon the successful bidder to whom the contract is awarded, and upon any subcontractor listed, to pay not less than the said specified rates to all workers employed by them for the Project. No bidder may withdraw any bid for a period of Sixty (60) calendar days after the date set for the opening of bids. Pursuant to Section 22300 of the Public Contract Code, the Agreement will contain provisions permitting the successful bidder to substitute securities for any monies withheld by the District to ensure performance under the Agreement or permitting payment of retentions earned directly into escrow. Award of Contract: The District shall award the Contract for the Project to the lowest responsible and responsive bidder as determined from the base bid alone by the District. The District reserves the right to reject any or all bids or to waive any irregularities or informalities in any bid or in the bidding process. Bid protests, if any, must comply with the requirements set forth in the information for Bidders in order to be timely and considered by the District. Publication Dates: April 5, 2019 & April 12, 2019

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE UNDER DEED OF TRUST Loan No.: 17500167 ZANETTI RESS Order No.: 76625 A.P. NUMBER 4344-018-016 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 03/20/2014, UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that on 04/23/2019, at 10:00AM of said day, Behind the fountain located in Civic Center Plaza, 400 Civic Center Plaza, Pomona CA 91766, RESS Financial Corporation, a California corporation, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to the power of sale conferred in that certain Deed of Trust executed by JACK BANAFSHEHA AND LINDA BANAFSHEHA, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS COMMUNTIY PROPERTY recorded on 03/27/2014, in Book N/A of Official Records of LOS ANGELES County, at page N/A, Recorder's Instrument No. 20140311426, by reason of a breach or default in payment or performance of the obligations secured thereby, including that breach or default, Notice of which was recorded 12/6/2018 as Recorder's Instrument No. 20181231010, in Book n/a, at page n/a, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, lawful money of the United States, evidenced by a Cashier's Check drawn on a state or national bank, or the equivalent thereof

drawn on any other financial institution specified in section 5102 of the California Financial Code, authorized to do business in the State of California, ALL PAYABLE AT THE TIME OF SALE, all right, title and interest held by it as Trustee, in that real property situated in said County and State, described as follows: Lot 2, Tract 21054, per Book 608, pages 26 and 27, of Maps The street address or other common designation of the real property hereinabove described is purported to be: 716 NORTH BEVERLY DRIVE, BEVERLY HILLS, CA 90210. The undersigned disclaims all liability for any incorrectness in said street address or other common designation. Said sale will be made without warranty, express or implied regarding title, possession, or other encumbrances, to satisfy the unpaid obligations secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest and other sums as provided therein; plus advances, if any, thereunder and interest thereon; and plus fees, charges, and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of said obligations at the time of initial publication of this Notice is $2,109,696.24. In the event that the deed of trust described in this Notice of Trustee's Sale is secured by real property containing from one to four single-family residences, the following notices are provided pursuant to the provisions of Civil Code section 2924f: 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's 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 site www.nationwideposting.com, using the file number assigned to this case 76625. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not be immediately 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: 03/25/2019 RESS Financial Corporation, a California corporation, as Trustee By: BRUCE R. BEASLEY, PRESIDENT 1780 Town and Country Drive, Suite 105, Norco, CA 92860-3618 (SEAL) Tel.: (951) 270-0164 or (800)343-7377 FAX: (951)270-2673 Trustee's Sale Information: (916) 939-0772 or www.nationwideposting.com NPP0351048 To: BEVERLY HILLS COURIER 03/29/2019, 04/05/2019, 04/12/2019

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BEAUTY SALON

CONDOS FOR SALE

ARE YOU A SENIOR AND NEED ASSISTANCE?

BEVERLY HILLS

We can help YOU!

We provide experienced Cargivers, CNA’s & HHA’s for seniors needing companions to drive them to doctors, prepare meals, light housekeeping, etc... We offer responsible and nurturing care. Our staff is thoroughly screened and we care. Live In/Out.

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90 EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY BEVERLY HILLS HOME

SEEKING LIVE-IN

HOUSEKEEPER 5 Days A Week. Light housekeeping, light cooking. Must drive for groceries/errands and have references. Call 310/420-7022

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BEAUTY SALON HAS STATION FOR RENT

Great location and atmosphere. Established salon. Call 310/529-9012

240 OFFICE / STORE FOR LEASE

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martinleasing@att.net 310/274-7988

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Shopping Center Beautiful Office / Semi-Retail Space For Lease 2nd floor, 500 sq ft., easy access & parking.

8950 W. Olympic Bl. #213, B.H., 90211 Please Call: GENERAL OFFICE WORK 323/655-1212 IN BEVERLY HILLS. Must know Excel & Word. BEVERLY HILLS 3-4 Mornings per week SINGLE OFFICE 9:00am-12:30pm approx. Attorney Suite Call 310/200-5452

P/T BOOKKEEPING ASSISTANT/

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1 & 2 - PERSON RESIDENT MANAGEMENT TEAM Professional appearance. Small complex, B.H.+Westside Area Management/ Maintenance, Leasing Experience a Plus.

REAL ESTATE (310) 966-0900 License 00957281

all listings are on

CenturyCityLiving.com

Bank of America Building Wilshire Bl./Beverly Dr. Shared reception / kitchen areas.

Call 310/277-4662

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CENTURY WOODS

BEL AIR CREST $1,788,000 TO $9,500,000

Some Complexes include Heated Pools, Sundeck, Tennis, Doorman, Houseman, Staff Engineers, Switchboard, Security Staff, Switchboard, Saunas, Business Center, Pet PlayLand, Restaurant, Acres of Flower Gardens and Grassy Lawns.

288 REAL ESTATE SERVICES

*** FOR LEASE ***

OFFICES IN

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10535 Wilshire Blvd.

Wilshire Marquis 2 Bdrm. 2 Baths Full Amenities!

• $3,800 1,088sf. • Jr. Penthouse $4,500 1,352sf.

Joan Fields-Evans Realtor, Keller Williams

• 310/714-2151 •

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$5,950/MONTH Tree Top Views. 2 Jumbo Balconies. Quiet Corner Location. New Appliances Hardwood Floors Move-In Now

2 BDRMS, 2 BATHS $4,950/MONTH High Floor. Ocean Views Jumbo Balcony. Corner Location. New Appliances Hardwood Floors Move-In Now

$2,100,000

THIS 3 BEDROOM AND 1.25 BATH HOME OFFERS WONDERFUL FAMILY LIVING WITH BEVERLY HILLS SCHOOLS. OLD WORLD SPANISH CHARM WITH A LARGE LIVINGROOM AND FORMAL STEP UP DININGROOM. NEEDS UPDATING/ REMODELING OR IS PERFECT FOR A BUILDER OR INVESTOR CENTURY TOWERS SANDRA LEWIS AGT. 310-770-4111 BRE #00456048

405

WANTED TO RENT

• Newly Updated • 2 Bd.+1.5 Ba. • $3,100

X-LARGE, ELEGANT & SUNNY LOWER APT. Hi-ceilings, marble bath, new carpet/drapes, washer/dryer hook-up, walk-in closet. Shared backyard. No pets. 310/271-6811 Cell: 310/994-4122 Must see! 439 S. Rexford

—————–––– BEVERLY HILLS ADJ.

918 S. BEDFORD ST *** LUXURY *** REMODELED UNITS

Light and bright with hardwood floors, laundry facility & parking space. *********** CENTURY PARK EAST 2 BEDROOM, 2 BATH $2,700/MO. $4,000 to $5,300/month 1 BEDROOM, 1 BATH $1,850/MO. PARK PLACE $4,200 to $4,950/month * * * * * * * * * * * Sam: 310/422-6026

408

GARAGE FOR RENT

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direct 310.968.8828 office 310.274-4000

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$699,000 TO $1,099,000

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License 00957281

3 BDRMS, 2 BATHS

CENTURY TOWERS

ONE CENTURY

Luxury Hi-Rise Condos

CENTURY PARK EAST • BEVERLY HILLS •

CENTURY PARK EAST

$3,400,000 TO $10,099,000

• WESTWOOD •

REAL ESTATE (310) 966-0900

*BEL AIR *WESTWOOD *CENTURY CITY

$671,000 TO $1,050,000

CENTURY HILL

KELEMEN

F URNISHED & U NFURNISHED

1 BEDROOM/1 BATH $595,000 Move-In NOW

$1,250,000 TO $2,390,000

UNFURNISHED APT’S/CONDO’S

GATED 5 STAR LUXURY PROPERTIES

1 BED, DEN, 1 BATH $1,050,000 High Floor. Ocean Views Quiet Location 35’ Livingroom Den Jumbo Balcony

LE PARC

UNFURNISHED APT’S/CONDO’S

NOW AVAILABLE

CENTURY PARK EAST CONDOMINIUM

$2,099,000 TO $2,895,000

440

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$935,000 TO $1,139,000

440

all listings are on

NOW AVAILABLE

amenities, skylights, BEVERLY CENTER high ceilings. Above standard improvements. 3RD & DOHENY DR.

Call Ray:

HOUSES FOR SALE

KELEMEN

1 BEDROOM 1 BATH *** FOR LEASE *** $687,500 High Floor. Ocean and *BEVERLY HILLS* 489 S. Robertson Bl. City Views. Quiet Location. Nicely Renovated. 500sf. - 1,000sf. Hardwood Floors Single Studio Offices. New Appliances Unique space, all Jumbo Balcony

BELOW MARKET RATE!

300

TO ADVERTISE YOUR LISTINGS Call 310-278-1322

$6,500 to $7,000/month

————— BEVERLY HILLS Newly Updated

CENTURY HILL

2 Bd.+1 Ba. • $2,495

$4,950 to $8,900/month

New Plantation Shutters.

LE PARC Sorry

ONE CENTURY $16,500 to $27,000/month

CENTURY WOODS Sorry

Some Complexes include Heated Pools, Sundeck, Tennis, Doorman, Houseman, Staff Engineers, Switchboard, Security Staff, Switchboard, Saunas, Business Center, Pet PlayLand, Restaurant, Acres of Flower Gardens and Grassy Lawns.

Newly remodeled bathroom, spacious liv. rm., dining area, new carpet stove, fridge, a/c, new dishwasher, glass closets, recessed lights, laundry facility, parking.

Lower Front 1 Bd.+1 Ba. • $2,250 • 310/704-4656 • Close Cedars/dining/shops

————— BEVERLY HILLS LARGE SINGLE $1,800/MO. New kitchen with breakfast area, good closet space, hardwood floors. Electric and water included Call 310/497-7996


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PRIME BEVERLY HILLS LOCATIONS! 337 Palm Drive & 220 Lasky Drive GORGEOUS 1 & 2 BEDROOMS Units have hardwood floor, carpet and tile. Granite countertop, stainless steel appliances includes gas range, refrigerator and dishwasher. Some units come

with parking. Rent ranges from: $2,395 - $2,795

Call Catherine to schedule a viewing at (310) 482-8699

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BRENTWOOD

**C **CENTURY CITY**

• WESTWOOD •

HEART OF BRENTWOOD BRENTWOOD 11730 SUNSET BLVD.

11931 Goshen Ave.

~ ~ ~ ~ ~

Brand New Bldg. Large Luxury Units

~ ~ ~ ~ ~

• 2 Bd. + 2 1/ 2 Ba.

~ ~ ~ ~ ~

Very private, hi-ceilings, large veranda, luxury kitchen+bathrooms, walk-in closet, all new appliances, washer/dryer in unit, central air, prkg. Please Call:

310/473-1509 • Easy Move-In •

NEWLY REMODELED

••••••

(323) 937-6468

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443 S. Oakhurst Dr.

B E V E R LY H I L L S

2 Bd. + 2 Ba. • 9549 OLYMPIC BL. • LARGE ONE BEDROOM 1 Bd. + 1 Ba. • • • • • BEAUTIFUL MASTER BATH • • • • • Guest powder room, hardwood B R I G H T & S P A C I O U S floors, separate dining room, B E V E R LY H I L L S stainless steel appliances, LIVING.

• • • •

Balcony, dishwasher, skylight, elevator, intercom entry, on-site laundry, parking. P LEASE C ALL :

washer and dryer, A/C. Beautiful French Normandy building close to market, shops and restaurants.

310/274-8840

Call 310/475-9311

BEVERLY HILLS

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• • • • • •

BEVERLY HILLS ADJ. 309 S. Sherbourne Dr. (•••

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+ + Spacious, hardwood flrs., 1 Bd. Den 1.5 Ba.

• • • • • •

huge closets, built-in a/c, dishwasher, pool, Good closet space, a/c, elevator, dishwasher, elevator, controlled controlled access. Close access, laundry facilities. No pets. to Cedars/shops/trans.

424/343-0015

310/247-8689

————— ————— Great Location!

BEVERLY HILLS

Beverly Hills Adj.

218 S. Tower Dr.

S. Oakhurst Dr. Partially Renovated 2 Bdrm.+2 Bath 1st floor unit. New paint, floors, appliances, washer/ dryer. A/C’s,1 parking. $2,400/Month By Appointment: 808/269-3599

• • •• 1 Bd.+1 Ba. •• •• • Single •• • • • Old World Charm! Bright, intercom entry, fridge, stove, laundry fac.

CLOSE TO RESTAURANTS & SHOPPING. 323/651-2598

Most Spectacular Apartments

904-908 Granville Av. 2220 S. Beverly Glen 10933 Rochester Ave. ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ •• 2 Bd.+2 Ba. ••

Includes:

Air conditioning unit, • • Jr. Executive laundry facility, subterranean prkg. 1 Bdrm.+1 Bath • Near Whole Foods.

Large units, walk-in closet, custom kitchen, built-in washer/dryer, all appliances, hardwood floors throughout, some units w/ skylights+high ceilings. Health club, wifi, sauna, heated pool, controlled acess, parking.

424/272-6596 •

2 Bd.+2 Ba. Spacious a/c, fireplace, pool, controlled access, laundry fac., prkg.

310/592-4511

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Balcony, dishwasher, a/c, heated pool, WiFi, elevator controlled access, on-site laundry, prkg. Close to Brentwood Village, Shops & Restaurants.

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N E W LY U P D AT E D Newly Updated • • • • • 120 Granville Ave. • 1 Bdrm. * * * * *1 * * * 2 Bdrm. + 2 Bath + 1 Bath • • 3 Bd.+2 /2 Ba. • 2 Bdrm. + 1 Bath 1 Bdrm. 1 • 2 Bd.+Den+2 /2 Ba. + 2 Bath • •••••••• • 2 B d . + 2 1/2 B a .

* * * * * * * *

• • • 1 Bd.+1 Ba. • •• S i n g l e •• •• •• L o t s o f • • • •

Character & Charm! • Free WiFi Access • Glass Fireplace 310/473-5061 Newly Remodeled. Rooftop pool, Close To U.C.L.A. • BRENTWOOD • New hardwood flrs., deck, central air, 922 S. Barrington Av. granite counters, elevator, intercom • 1 Bdrm.+1 Bath • stainless steel appl., • WESTWOOD • entry, on-sight laundry, 1422-1428 Kelton Av. Fireplace, balcony, alcove fireplace, gym, parking. wet bar, dishwasher, fridge, laundry facility, • S p a c i o u s • Free WiFi Access • 1 Bd. + 1 Ba. • gated parking, intercom laundry facility, ~ 310/476-3824 ~ Hardwood floors, entry, WiFi and more. elevator, parking. BRENTWOOD & dishwasher, controlled • 310/552-8064 • Close to shops+dining. U.C.L.A. CLOSE Rooftop jacuzzi access, on-site 310/826-0541 with panoramic laundry & parking. BRENTWOOD • BRENTWOOD • city views. C LOSE TO U.C.L.A. 11640 Kiowa Ave. 125 N. Barrington Av. 310/864-0319

• •••••••

—————–––– ————— Grand Opening BRENTWOOD ’s

BEVERLY HILLS

Upscale, Bright, Gorgeous & Spacious.

• • • • •

SANTA MONICA ————— • Spacious • WESTWOOD 3 Bdrm. + 2 Bath Dishwasher, on-site laundry, parking. C LOSE TO F REEWAY & T RANSPORTATION .

310/449-1100 2600 Virginia Ave.

C LOSE TO S ANTA Upscale, Bright, Gorgeous & Spacious. M ONICA C OLLEGE . With Pool, hardwood floors, balcony, central S A N TA M O N I C A air, fireplace, stainless N o r t h o f W i l s h i r e • CONDO QUALITY • steel appliances, 8 4 3 4 th S t . • 310/826-4889 • elevator, intercom * * * * * entry, parking. gym.

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310/476-2181 • Newly Remodeled Close to shopping, 1 Bdrm. + 1 Bath

• BRENTWOOD • •

Close to Brentwood 872 S. Westgate Ave. = = = = = = Village, Restaurants, dining & schools. Very Bright UCLA, Mt. Saint Mary’s, 2 Bdrm. + 1 1 / 2 Bath B R E N T W O O D & Transportation. 11618 Kiowa Ave. = = = = = = • • • • • GRAND OPENING Totally Redone. • • • Newly Updated Brand New Harwood+carpet • Bachelor 2018 Construction floors, fireplace, • Single = BRENTWOOD = • • • • • patio, parking, • • • The Sanremo laundry facility. A/C, internet access, 417 S. Barrington Av. 310/592-4511 pool, controlled access, :::::::::::::: on-sight laundry. No pets. 2 Bdrm. + 2 Bath • BrentwooD • Close to Whole Foods, 3 Bdrm.+ 21/2 Bath 11815 Mayfield Ave. Transportation :::::::::::::: < < < and Restaurants. < < 310/826-4889 Open floor plan, high Newly Remodeled ceilings, French oak • 1 Bd.+1 Ba. CULVER CITY flrs+porcelain tiles, x-lrg. Hardwood floors, 3830 Vinton Ave. walk-in closets, stainimpressive living room, less steel appliances, dining room, balcony, • • 1 Bd. + 1 Ba. • • quartz countertops, pool, a/c unit, fridge, dish• •Single• • state of the art gym, • • • washer, walk-in closet, laundry hook-ups, Pool, sauna, controlled access, prkg, intercom entry, laundry intercom entry, free WiFi. Close to facility, carport parking. elevator, on-site 310/473-1509 Brentwood Village. laundry, parking. • 310/440-0208 • Close: great restaurants, All Utilities Paid. VERY UNIQUE • MUST SEE shops, UCLA, beach. 310/864-0319

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1409 Midvale Ave.

•••• ••• •••• • 1 Bd.+1 Ba. • • • • • Single •• •• • • • • • WiFi, a/c, intercom entry, laundry facility, elevator, parking, pool.

CLOSE TO U.C.L.A., SHOPPING & 1 BLK. TO WESTWOOD PARK. 310/478-8616

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Balcony, a/c, wet bar, 1380 Midvale Ave. large closets, walk-in • • • • • • closet, controlled 1 Bd. + 1 Ba. access, elevator, Single laundry room, parking. 2 Bd. + 2 Ba. Heated pool/gym/sauna. •

310/473-5061

4 Blks. to Beach.

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pool, elevator, —————–––– WiFi, controlled access, on-

WEST L.A.

sight laundry, parking. 1343 Carmelina Ave. C lose to U.C.L.A. ////// \\\\\\

- 1 Bdrm.+1 Bath • Bright Unit • On-site laundry, on-site parking.

Close to transportation. • 310/442-8265 •

310/473-1509

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10905 Ohio Ave.

•• •• • •• • —————–––– ••• SINGLE ••• ~ WEST L.A. ~ • • •• • 1675 Colby Ave. • *** •• •• *** 1 Bd.+1 Ba. Wifi, Bright, controlled Spacious & Bright. access, balcony, A / C , b a l c o n y, pool, e levator, dishwasher, stove, laundry facility, prkg. intercom entry, on-sight laundry, prkg. Close To U.C.L.A. 310/477-0072

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• WESTWOOD • The Clarige 670 Kelton Ave.

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WILSHIRE K OREATOWN CORRIDOR 269 S. Lafayette Park Pl.

10530-10540 Brand New Building Wilshire Bl. • 2 Bd. +2 Ba. ∞ ∞ ∞∞∞∞∞ • 3 Bd. +3 Ba. • 1 Bd.+1 Ba. • Everything Brand New

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April 5, 2019 Page 27 Chairman Emeritus Paula Kent Meehan President & Publisher Marcia Wilson Hobbs

Senior Editor John L. Seitz Special Sections Editor Stephen P. Simmons

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR With great fanfare, our City officials opened the dog park in 2016. Have any of these officials been back to see what a mess it is? I have been taking my dog there every day for a month and not once have I observed any City employee responsible for the park there in the morning to see what’s going on. Not once has any official been there to talk to dog owners to determine if there are problems. The problem is the park is a mess. Most people go there between 8 to 10 a.m. and after 6 p.m. City personnel responsible for maintaining the park thought it was a good idea to water down the patio area before people and dogs arrive in the morning. Result a large mud pool where dogs ended up being covered in mud and, worst yet, drank the dirty water. So after the dogs are covered in mud, it’s off to get them washed at the local pet store. The communal water bowls are filthy. Even though residents empty and fill them often, several dogs have gotten sick. Can I prove it’s from the water bowls? No but seems like a likely source and the research seems to indicate that the method used at the dog park needs to be reviewed. The City assigns a park ranger to be there in the a.m and p.m. Their job is to ensure that dogs are properly registered, ensure safety and rule enforcement and act as goodwill ambassadors and enhance public relations. Most of the rangers do a good job. However, there are some who think because they wear a uniform and have a badge they are “police”. Several of us have noticed two rangers in particular act more like prison guards than goodwill ambassadors. In fact after some of us complained about the park conditions, we were told we would be asked to leave the park if we didn’t stop expressing our views. Seems like these park rangers don’t understand First Amendment rights and think they can arbitrarily set their own rules. I have noticed these same rangers do little to work with residents. They sit on a chair and stare at their cell phones the entire time. They then disappear for 15 minutes and walk across the street to get coffee. Seems like someone should be monitoring some of the rangers to see what they are doing. Is this a good use of public funds? I doubt it. Again where are City officials responsible for overseeing the park? No where to be seen. Probably out walking their dogs because for sure they are not using the dog park. Howard Wallack ****** It was so nice for the L.A. Marathon organizers to provide the table and chairs on Rodeo Drive. Being able to sip chardonnay, and have an exceptional spectator experience was very welcomed for a once-a-year event. What, the table and chairs aren’t temporary? Who in the world would authorize “pedestrian accoutrements” on one of the preeminent shopping streets on the planet. The last thing that Armani, Cartier, Ferragamo, Gucci, Prada, Rolex, Harry Winston, Chanel, Valentino, Bally, Tom Ford, Louis Vuitton, Ralph Lauren, Yves Saint Laurent, Tiffany, et. al. need is a guy dressed in Old Navy, sipping a McCafe, sitting inches away from women and men passing by on the sidewalk whose wristwatches exceed the miscreant’s net worth. It does not encourage sales. I implore Bernard Arnault and François Pinault, the respective CEOs of LVMH and Kering, the preeminent luxury brand holding companies, and the top landowners on Rodeo Drive, to lead the campaign for Rodeo Drive to secede from the City of Beverly Hills. Then, you could control your own destiny … and get rid of the tables, chairs, and those misfits! Viva le City of Rodeo Drive! Steve Mayer ****** I must write anonymously because of having friends who are members of Temple Emanuel and its board. My observations will be taken with hostility and result in ostracism. Nonetheless, there are troubling questions. Should not a temple and a City Council adhere to ethical standards and their proclaimed open sunshine transparency policies? Why were the meetings and process of deciding to tear down the Burton Way property so secretive? It was ruled “ineligible” for preservation in a very suspect manner. These are among numerous troubling questions that should concern all Beverly Hills’ residents regarding the secretive and colluding methods of the City's exemption from historic designation of Temple Emanuel's architecturally important building. How is it possible that a major architectural property was exempted from preservation when other, not as significant, properties were declared historic? Are members of the historic commission members of the temple?

Should they have recused themselves from this vote or were they colluding with the temple's leadership to accomplish this goal? Why was there a “closed to the public” City Council vote, especially when four out of the five council members are also members of Temple Emanuel? Should this distinctive property which elegantly graced Burton Way now be replaced with yet another high priced condo cluster? I am of the opinion that this iconic property by a major architect, admired for decades for its distinctive architectural style, should have been historically designated. Why was the vote making it ineligible for historic designation done on Christmas Eve? So much for the vaunted “transparency” and open sunshine declarations. They amount to hypocrisy at best. The application for a determination of ineligibility for a landmark designation was made by Christine Lazzaretto of Historic Resources Group. Just who was responsible for engaging her and her firm? Why is the review of this application by Community Development Department and Healy Keene not an open public process? Was there collusion and intentional secrecy at work here? ****** I've tried to find a humorously sarcastic spin on Superintendent Michael Bregy and his department. Unfortunately, there is nothing humorous about what has been happening to our schools under his administration. From the many do nothing committees, to the hiring of individuals with limited or no experience heading departments whose functions are a mystery, to actually refusing to give an accounting of expenditures to the public because it’s too “taxing” for his people? Then, of course there’s the Board of Education, whom in its wisdom supported pink slipping teachers because of necessary budget cuts, but somehow found the money to increase the secretary's salary. Could it be time to redirect those pink slips? Robert Block ****** Many thanks for two especially “eye-opening” articles in last week’s Courier– Superintendent Michael Bregy’s expenses and the 6-year-olds who were suspended at Beverly Vista School. What heartbreaking news about a city that only thinks it is on the cutting edge of what is right and moral in the world. It is clear to see that the moral compass at BHUSD is broken. In the midst of the above news, qualified teachers have been laid off, while unqualified teachers are keeping their jobs. The district’s human resourcess department is a joke. In this district, you can go from working in a BHUSD school cafeteria or being a yard aide, or...an assistant principal to being the executive director of human resources with absolutely no HR background or credentials. How's that for the American way? The district would prefer to pay an outside firm instead of hiring qualified HR employees. Truth be told, the current credential analyst is more qualified to be the executive director, she has the seniority and the experience that the current executive director does not have. But we all know that. He’s like an intern-in-training. The new director of communications makes more than $8,000 a month, while qualified teachers have been laid off. She'll get her college loans paid off faster now! Does the district really need a director of communications? No, of course not. The other assistant superintendents, who have lots of extra time on their hands, can form a cohort and take turns sending out pointless communications. I cannot figure out what the safety director is getting paid to do all day. Certainly not to make the district's schools safer as there are outside companies currently doing that. Meanwhile, vaping is running rampant in all five schools. Sexually inappropriate behaviors continue to plague the schools. Dress codes are not enforced. But two, precious 6-year-old boys have been scandalized for being two normal 6-year-old boys. This speaks to how out of touch with reality the Board of Education and district administrators are. Two 6-yearold boys are suspended, meanwhile, middle and high school students go unchecked on a daily basis throughout the five schools. When Michael Bregy arrived, I was optimistic and in fact, very hopeful that finally, an outsider was coming in to change the antiquated views of the school board. Someone who would take on the nepotistic views of the board and bring about change. Time has shown that Bregy is just as corrupt as the board, and that saddens me. In the rundown, dilapidated BHUSD office building, they are living country club lives. The cash flow is alive until it comes to my colleagues who have been pink-slipped and facing unemployment.

Cartoon for the Courier by Janet Salter

Astrology

By Holiday Mathis TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Apr. 5). You are able get much deeper with your projects, and new levels of knowledge and soul will make you richer in the ways that matter. You’ll strike up a relationship with an admired someone and become more like this person. New habits improve the flow of your domestic life and your overall mood. Gemini and Virgo adore you. ARIES (Mar. 21-Apr.19). If you do 12 things right and one thing wrong, what do you think you’re going to dwell on? That’s not negativity; it’s human nature. Just try and temper it with a soft and gracious attitude toward yourself. TAURUS (Apr. 20-May 20). When the energy dips, people will look to you to raise it. So how do you bring up the morale? Remind all how your efforts and theirs are connected to the larger story. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Get around new people and tell them about yourself. They probably won’t have the stellar insights you’d like to hear, but you’ll come up with new insights anyway as the experience jars you into suddenly seeing yourself differently. CANCER (June 22-July 22). There's much to address. You care about the concerns of others like they’re your own. Also, they are your own. Because it’s impossible for you to happy when your people are not. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You're starting to get excited about something new, and you’re not sure if, why and how exactly it makes sense for your life. Just trust yourself. The reasons will emerge. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You'll be noticed and promoted for being “the most” of something. What will you choose? The most organized? The most articulate? The most helpful? Stick to one thing. Pick the one that suits you best, and double down on it, LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Whatever thing you hate to do, believe it or not, there's someone in the world who loves it -- thrives on it, even. That’s why it’s best to work in teams. Your team will be a mutual-admiration society. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). There will be small ups and downs. Be like the professional poker player. Stay cool. The winning or losing of individual hands is nothing to get too overjoyed about or upset over. It’s the long term that matters. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Modern living requires a constant reconciliation of mind, as we humans actively and regularly work against the very things we value. Take a break from the complexity, from railing for or against anything. Stop. Relax. Find peace. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You’ll direct your energy so productively today because you feel like you're allowed to. You were given the power— or more likely, you just took it, and now you have the control you need to do your job very well. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Concentration on the same task over time will yield results, deep and substantial results, results worthy of the hundreds of little distractions you had to ward off or ignore in order to accomplish that kind of work. PISCES (Feb. 19-Mar. 20). The people below do not need to comply with the people above, because you're not operating in that sort of system. Status is irrelevant. There’s a job to do, and it will take many minds coming together to do it.

I don't know how the boardmembers sleep at night. The board is made up of Beverly Hills residents whose kids attend or have attended BHUSD schools. It is the blind leading the blind. The district is so far from cutting edge that Beverly Hills residents would never send their children to at BHUSD school and would scoff at the thought. Instead, they are wise and they send their kids to private schools; away from the district’s broken down infrastructure. I look forward to my retirement in a few years, and am actually ashamed to say I teach in the BHUSD. I have invested too much time to walk away. Oh, but when I do retire, I will dance my way out of this broken down district never to look back. What started out as a promising career future, has instead turned into a very bad episode of reality TV. The best thing that the parents of the two 6-year-olds can do is get their precious children as far away from this debacle of a school district as they can, and work to reignite their innocence—an innocence that was stolen from them by the administrators at Beverly Vista. Just a thought, but I wonder what the district would look like if the administrators were placed on the seniority list for lay-offs like the teachers are. Then, give them pink slips and allow the teachers to apply for the administrators’ jobs. I’m sure we have a plethora of teachers who could and would effectively and successfully step into many of the pricey shoes walking around in the district office and get the jobs done better than they are currently being done.


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