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BEVERLY HILLS NUMBER 16

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BHUSD honored its Apple Award winners this week. 4

Christie’s Auction House opened its flagship hub in Beverly Hills. 4

One loyal reader takes the Courier below sea level in the Philippines. 5

The BHPD unveiled its new, state-of-the-art Mobile Command Center. 5

Ethel and Fred are this week’s Adoptable Pets. •Real Estate •Sports •Birthdays

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The Annual Easter Fete At Ann And Jim Gianopulos’ Estate Attracts Fellow Greeks To Share In The High Spirits Of The Holiday. The Greek Dancing Proves That Jim Is “A Real Gone Hoofer”

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LET’S MEDITATE— The City of Beverly Hills is teaming with Deepak Chopra, M.D., the renowned leader in alternative health and well-being, for a free, public meditation session on the Crescent Drive grounds of City Hall on May 12. For more information, see the full story on page 4. Pictured: Chopra with Mayor Lili Bosse.

Beverly Hills School Board Begins Process Of Declaring School Land Surplus Property By Laura Coleman On Tuesday, the Board of Education approved taking steps to transform its 3.5-acre administration complex triangulated by Lasky, Moreno and Young Drives into a mixed-use development with Beverly Hills Unified School District office space and around 300,000 square feet of apartments. In anticipation of entering into a long-term ground lease (up to 99 years) with a non-BHUSD entity to develop the site, at a study session on Tuesday attorney Andreas Chialtas with Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Rudd & Romo (AALRR) recommended that the board immediately undertake efforts to have the State Board of Education waive provisions of the Education Code and the Government Code that dictate surplus property procedures. As a first step, he recommended the district establish a “7-11 Committee” to make recommendations regarding district-owned land that could become surplus properties in anticipation of a

board resolution authorizing a property lease. The committee, which would include up to 11 Beverly Hills residents, in addition to one paid expert to “guide” the volunteer members, will be tasked with examining at least three specific school properties–namely, the land on which the Beverly Hills High School Oil Well sits; the Beverly Vista parking lot; and the district’s administration complex. Chialtas estimated that it would cost BHUSD $150,000 for AALRR to get a waiver to repurpose the land, create a ground lease scenario and craft an option for the bid package. “We will do our best to craft a really good option and ground lease agreement,” Chialtas assured the board. “I’m thinking, maximize the lease, let someone come in here, figure out what building they can put here and how they can generate a lot of money for it.” At a January board meeting, board member Howard Goldstein (see ‘BHUSD LAND’ page 13)

Hadid Could Be Nearing Guilty Plea On 901 Strada Vecchia George Christy, Page 6

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By Matt Lopez Mohamed Hadid could be nearing a guilty plea in the criminal trial over the 901 Strada Vecchia megamansion he developed in Bel Air. Thursday morning in Van Nuys Superior Court, attorneys for both Hadid and the L.A. City Attorney’s office met in private for close to an hour. After emerging from the meeting, Hadid’s attorneys indicated that their client was nearing a guilty plea, with a few more conditions to still be worked out. It is believed that Hadid would seek conditions saying that in exchange for a guilty plea, sentencing would be delayed for a

yet-to-be-decided period of time, within which he can bring the property into compliance with Los Angeles building code. In that scenario, if Hadid does bring it into compliance within that time frame, the criminal conviction would be erased. If not, he would then face sentencing. Hadid’s attorney Robert Shapiro argued Thursday in open court that sentencing would need to be delayed because of concerns that, with a criminal conviction on his record, Hadid would be unable to secure a construction loan to bring the property into compliance. (see ‘901 STRADA VECCHIA’ page 13)

Lago Vista R1 Permit Shot Down 5-0 By Beverly Hills Planning Commission By Victoria Talbot In a midnight decision following hours of testimony, the Planning Commission unanimously voted not to approve an R-1 permit to allow more than 1,500 cubic yards of earth to be exported at 1260 Lago Vista Dr. in the City’s first test of the effectiveness of the new Hillside Ordinance. The ordinance, adopted last August, provides that any project on a hillside street under 24 feet in width that exports over 1,500 cubic yards of earth triggers an R-1 review. The single-family Lago Vista residence involves a request to export 2,948 cubic yards of soil on Lago Vista, which is only 22 feet wide. Wednesday’s meeting was packed with residents, representing hundreds of opponents to the project, including Steven Weinglass for the Municipal League of Beverly Hills and

former Mayor Robert Tanenbaum of the Beverly Hills North Homeowners. Former Mayor Nancy Krasne, who was instrumental in getting the Hillside Ordinance through City Council, also spoke eloquently on behalf of the opposition. The applicant team was led by Jason Sommers of Crest Realty and represented, surprisingly, by Attorney Ben Reznik of Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP. No one but the applicant team spoke in favor of the development. Reznik had represented leading project opponent Debbie Weiss in her fight against the massive Aquilini Project on Loma Vista last summer, which became the poster child for the creation of the Hillside Ordinance. Also of note, Commissioner Craig Corman (see ‘LAGO VISTA’ page 18)

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SCANDALOUS— Shonda Rhimes, Kerry Washington, and Betsy Beers celebrated the 100th episode of ABC’s Scandal at Fig & Olive. For more photos, see George Christy’s column on page 6.


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NOTICE OF COMMISSION VACANCY The Beverly Hills City Council is seeking qualified residents to fill one vacancy on the Design Review Commission. DESIGN REVIEW COMMISSION – deadline to apply extended to May 19, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. Please note that you can only apply to one vacancy per application cycle. PLEASE NOTE: NEW FEATURE – APPLICANTS CAN NOW APPLY ONLINE! For more information on this 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. BYRON POPE, MMC City Clerk


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Deepak Chopra To Lead Free, Public Meditation On May 12

BIG APPLES—The Beverly Hills Unified School District honored this year’s Apple Award winners on Wednesday in a ceremony at Beverly Hills High School. Honorees pictured (from left): Beth Schwab, BHHS Special Education teacher; David Siskin, Horace Mann Social Studies teacher; Kalia Scheiner, BHHS Hebrew Foreign Language teacher; David Jackson, BHHS Principal; Carly Verstegen, Beverly Vista 2nd Grade teacher; Michelle Ziskind, El Rodeo 4th Grade teacher; Gino Garcia, Director of Maintenance & Operations; and Marcy Scholer, Hawthorne Resource Specialist. Courier Photo by Laura Coleman

Walk With The Mayor To Celebrate Grand Opening of House of Cravings Monday By Victoria Talbot This Monday, Walk with the Mayor participants should come hungry at the Grand Opening of Gabriel Frem’s new restaurant House of Cravings. “I am bursting with excitement to celebrate the grand opening of House of Cravings,” said Bosse. “Our community has been counting the days for its debut. The neighborhood has been wanting a gem like this and now it’s finally here! Monday’s walk will be a big

treat for the Walk with the Mayor family of walkers. Monday is the best day of the week!” Three years ago, Frem opened his doors for a gala birthday celebration for Mayor Lili Bosse, complete with a amazing cake, abundant food and fun music in the Beverly Canon Gardens. “Knowing the type of party that we did in the park when we opened Sweet Beverly two years ago, we expect that Monday will be

one of the most exciting walks this year,” said Frem, who does not cut corners. The new restaurant at 8925 W. Olympic Blvd. features the same ‘A-frame’ facade of the old building that housed an IHOP for many years. Purchased in 2010 as part of a multi-state real estate portfolio, the building has been painstakingly remodeled to retain the nostalgic elements

POWER BREAKFAST WITH MR. LIEU— Beverly Hills City officials welcomed Congressman Ted Lieu (D-CA 33rd District) Wednesday morning to Porta Via. A packed audience of Chamber members joined them for their Power Breakfast, a regular Chamber event. Members meet with community leaders to discuss topics of interest, sponsored by Chamber members. Pictured, from left: Beverly Hills City Councilmembers Bob Wunderlich and John Mirisch, former mayor Mark Egerman, Lieu and President and Chief Executive Officer of the Beverly Hills Chamber of Commerce Todd Johnson.

of lectures, meditations, and workshops around the world where a HumaGram – a realtime hologram – of these experts will be available to interact with them. It is intended to be a tool to enable personal transformation. Jiyo focuses on five pillars of wellness including personal growth, exercise, nutrition, sleep, and relationships. Through the Healthy City initiative, Chopra will launch a Jiyo Beverly Hills Healthy City app, where everyone who uses the platform can measure their participation and progress, and access teachings from experts as part of the collaboration. “Who knows wellness better than Deepak Chopra?” said Bosse, who noted she has incorporated daily meditation into her well-being routine.

(see ‘WALK TO CRAVINGS’ page 21)

Christie’s Auction House Opens Flagship L.A. Hub In Beverly Hills By Laura Coleman Famed auction house Christie’s returned to Beverly Hills this week, celebrating the launch of its flagship L.A. hub on Camden Drive with a collectors’ dinner on Tuesday and a cocktail reception on Wednesday where aficionados enjoyed a private viewing of its opening exhibit, valued at over $450 million. The inaugural exhibition, which will remain on view at the new gallery space located at 336 N. Camden Dr. through April 28, was curated from the auction house’s signature May New York sales of Impressionist, Modern, PostWar, Contemporary and Latin

By Victoria Talbot Spiritual leader and alternative health advocate Deepak Chopra and the City of Beverly Hills will host a free, public meditation on the Crescent grounds of City Hall at noon on May 12 and everyone is invited. The extraordinary circumstances of a City-sponsored group meditation with one of the world’s most revered spiritual activists is anticipated to draw international attention. The Healthy City initiative is being expanded to include a cutting edge program for inner health that Bosse calls S.O.U.L. Sessions, an acronym for “Seek Original Unique Learning,” which includes this unique partnership. Chopra will introduce his new Jiyo technology, which can enable smart phone app users to access a schedule

American art. Highlights include works by Cy Twombly, Francis Bacon and Pablo Picasso, in addition to paintings, sculptures, photographs, works on paper, jewels, watches and private sale Brook Hazelton, Michael Moore and Casey items. Fremont Crowe attend Christie’s opening. “The growth in collectors in interests to the collectors here this market is such that it really for us,” said Christie’s does make sense for us to have President, Americas Brook a permanent space that is suit- Hazelton. “Beverly Hills is a able for viewing the art and real center for us.” objects that are of greatest (see ‘CHRISTIE’S’ page 21)

GOING FOR GOLD— Last week, the Beverly Vista Advanced Band & Advanced Orchestra participated in The Forum Music Festival and both received the highest rating possible of Gold. The festival also gave the Outstanding Musicianship award to the band's trumpet section (pictured above) and the orchestra's bass section. Pictured, top row (from left): Sam Goldsmith, Cosie Prisand, Emma Maurer, Evie Vangelatos and Jonah Gold. Bottom row (from left): Jay Cukier, Emilio Adell, Lucas Fuhrer and Camille Lieber.

Beverly Hills High School Nabs Honor Roll Status By Laura Coleman For the second time since 2012, Beverly Hills High School has been selected by an alliance of national business leaders, Educational Results Partnership (ERP) and its sister organization Campaign for Business and Education Excellence (CBEE), as one of 1,866 public schools in California to receive the title of 2016 Honor Roll school. The Honor Roll is part of a national effort to identify higher-performing schools and highlight successful practices that improve outcomes for students. “What an honor for our teachers, kids and community to be awarded the 2016 California Honor Roll for high school,” said BHHS Principal Dave Jackson. For high schools, the Honor Roll recognition also includes measures of college readiness, in addition to the

school having demonstrated consistent high levels of student academic achievement, improvement in achievement levels over time and reduction in achievement gaps among student populations. “We are proud to recognize those schools and school districts who are succeeding in putting their students on a path of productivity that not only leads to success in the classroom, but also prepares them to contribute to and benefit from a more productive economy,” said Greg Jones, ERP and CBEE Board Chairman. ERP President and CEO Jim Lanich said that school district leaders would be wise to look to Honor Roll schools in order to best replicate practices that engender success. “These schools are clearly doing something right and all schools, no matter what zip code they are in, can achieve this kind of success,” he said.


>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> TAKING THE DIVE—Longtime Beverly Hills Orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Ilan Tamir took the Carry The Courier Club to a whole new level – below sea level, to be exact. Tamir is a dedicated diver who got his copy of the Courier laminated to take it underwater on his latest dive in the Philippines, in Boracay Islands and Apo Reef. Tamir has logged 1,231 dives in 28 different countries in his lifetime, and had tried taking copies of the Courier with him in the past, but was never quite able to get the right picture taken until now. To join Tamir in the Carry The Courier Club, snap a photo of yourself on your next trip (underwater or above ground) and e-mail it to MLopez@bhcourier.com.

Applicants Sought For Architectural Commission, Community Charitable Foundation

Beverly Hills Police Unveil New, State-Of-The-Art Mobile Command Center By Matt Lopez On Thursday, the Beverly Hills Police Department unveiled its newest toy – and what a toy it is. The massive new BHPD Mobile Command Center made its debut in front of the public Thursday during a City Council tour. The state-of-the-art vehicle will give the department strategic coordination tools in the event of a disaster. It comes fully equipped with Closed Circuit TV, a cellular system, radio communications, GPS, voice and data salute links, along with fiber connectivity and a large meeting space. The Mobile Command Center replaces the 28-year-old mobile command vehicle the department had been using since 1991. Additional features inside the Mobile Command Center include: a 40-foot mast with

The BHPD’s new Mobile Command Center. Photo by Victoria Talbot

cameras and antennas, two slide-outs for increased meeting space outside, a small kitchen, flat screen monitors and a programmable electronic touch screen. Other key features include weather-resistant electronic awnings, ground-leveling

jacks, outside work station with electronic plug-ins, on-board generator and three dispatch/communication work stations. The Mobile Command Center came at a cost of $900,000.

35th Otis College Scholarship Benefit And Fashion Show Returns To The Beverly Hilton May 6 By Laura Coleman After being directed by Academy Award-winning costume designer Albert Wolsky to create an evening gown inspired by the enchanted forest and faeries, Otis College senior Tammy Li immediately became inspired to create a dress fit for a “sunlight fairy.” Using mostly tulle and organza spray-painted in soft shades of yellows, pinks and delicate greens, Li’s ethereal dress–which will hit the runway next Saturday evening for Otis College’s 35th annual Scholarship and Benefit Fashion Show–is designed to move just as the sun does. Swarovski crystals and batterypowered “twinkle faerie” lights embedded in the dress complete the look of a sunlight fairy lighting up from within. The May 6 black-tie gala at The Beverly Hilton to benefit the Otis College Scholarship Fund will feature more than 70 professional models in 125-

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Otis College senior Tammy Li transformed her sketch (above, left) into an original evening gown (above, right) for her senior project.

plus fashion designs for women, men, and juniors–all designed by Otis College fashion students under the tutelage of remarkable mentors such as Wolsky, along with Chris Chang, David Meister, Zaid Affas, Claire Pettibone, and others.

This year, Otis honors Bally CEO of the Americas Claudia Cividino with its “Creative Leadership Award” for her work to develop a corporate philanthropic program at Bally which supports organizations (see ‘OTIS FASHION SHOW’ page 21)

By Victoria Talbot The City of Beverly Hills is seeking applicants for the Architectural Commission and the Community Charitable Foundation. The Architectural Commission reviews exterior conceptual design of privatelyowned commercial and multifamily residential development within the City, advises on project design compliance, encroachments in commercialadjacent public rights-of-way, and on City building projects, reviews conceptual landscape design, paint and other finishes, signs, and exterior building form; makes certain findings about the circumstances and merits of design proposals prior to issuing permits, reviews spe-

cific departures from the sign code and presents Architectural Design Awards for outstanding completed commercial and multi-family projects. According to the application, “Helpful skills for Commissioners to have include: the ability to read plans and visualize threedimensional buildings from two-dimensional drawings; an awareness of the basic principles of design (e.g., form and color); the ability to apply general principles to a variety of specific circumstances, and lots of diplomacy and patience!” The Beverly Hills (see ‘COMMISSIONS’ page 17)


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nn and Jim’s beautiful daughters, Nicoletta and Alexa, laughed and pranced on the lawn, along with the dozens of children. Greek Easter isn’t a celebration without the joyous spirit of families.

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n years past, after relocating to Los Angeles, we asked after the population of the local Greek citizenry and were told, “Who knows … we’re spread all over … here, there and everywhere. But on Good Friday and Holy Saturday, the troops are out there, and you won’t believe how many we are.

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Jim Gianopulos, Chairman/CEO of Paramount Pictures Corporation and wife Ann Gianopulos attended a recent AFI tribute in Beverly Hills.

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the Greek-Americans during the annual Sunday afternoon fete celebrating Easter with Ann and Jim Gianopulos in the garden of their Spanish Colonial hacienda on the Westside.

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entleman Jim departed that evening for a l6-hour flight to Beijing. Where, as Chairman/CEO of the Paramount Pictures Corporation, he will, we assume, be negotiating with the Chinese leaders about financing within the entertainment community.

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ita Wilson, who’s of Greek heritage, sat with spouse Tom Hanks. They, cruised French Polynesia days before with Michelle and Barak Obama, Oprah Winfrey, Bruce Springsteen and wife Patti Scialfa on David Geffen’s 454-foot yacht.

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n the mix: Netflix giant Ted Sarandos, Melina Kanakaredes, John Stamos, Peter Diamandis, Nia Vardalos with Ian Gomez, Lilly Reeves (who’s Rita Wilson’s sister), Michael Chiklis, Sid Ganis with wife Nancy Holt, Father John Bakas, the dean of our Saint Sophia’s Greek Orthodox Cathedral.

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ather John, a former police officer from long ago in New Mexico until he received “the call,” sang a favorite folk song that guests danced to, with host Jim, a real gone hoofer, leading the popular circle dances. Bandleader Nandos Evangelatos, kept the bouzuki and guitar music charged, as ladies and gents of all ages high-stepped, along with their youngsters to nostalgic ballads from time immemorial.

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pplauding was Jim’s faithful Dawn Knepley, a new homeowner in the West Adams area (“still affordable”).

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espina Gianopulos Landers and husband Jim Landers encouraged friends to see The Promise, about the Armenian genocide that opens this weekend.

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Katherine Heigl with husband Josh Kelley, along with Rosario Dawson, partied at the Los Angeles world premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures’ Unforgettable At the TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX

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Los Angeles Times, meanwhile, finds Justice Gorsuch’s debut “enthusiastic, well-prepared, despite having only a few days to read the arguments,” notes David Savage. “Showing he has clear views on how the case should be resolved.”

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et’s not forget the raging hysteria against Justice Gorsuch before he was elected by Senators Chuck Schumer and Dianne Feinstein. Online at www.bhcourier.com/category/george-christy

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n Easter eve, Princess Lilly Fallah Lawrence and Marine Corporal Douglas Banker took over the Presidential Suite at the Peninsula Hotel in Beverly Hills. Hosting an eight-course dinner for a small team of favorite “tigers” that will be long remembered, featuring lamb tagine, a Moroccan classic.

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cynosure, as always, Lilly floated in Marchesa’s hot red rhumba ruffles. Accessorized by the priceless rubies from her mother Mahine’s collection of jewels that rivaled Queen Elizabeth II’s jewelry collection. Lilly praised the room service staff who prepared her very personal choices, and proudly toasted the hotel’s managing director Offer Nissenbaum. Howard Celnik

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or those who’ve discovered the health benefits of the Mediterranean diet, may we suggest attending the annual Greek festival on the Saint Sophia campus, where the ladies and gentlemen cookers of the faith prepare homecooked menus of tempting choices. Greek dancers in native costume perform, and there are dancing classes for the young and curious. Along with games and the welcoming spirit of camaraderie experienced by those who have savored a holiday a la Grecque abroad.

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hat the new Justice may not be so genteel,” critiques reporter Adam Liptak. Why so … so soon?

Princess Lilly Fallah Lawrence hosted an Easter eve dinner in the Presidential Suite of the Peninsula Hotel.

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FINEST HOMES, FINEST CARS: ALL IN BEVERLY HILLS— Cultural Heritage Commissioner Maralee Beck and Historian and Realtor Jeffrey Hyland join Author/ Historian Steven Price at Greystone Mansion for a booksigning and lecture on his new book, Trousdale Estates Midcentury To Modern In Beverly Hills. Hyland, author of The Legendary Estates Of Beverly Hills and Price will be featured in back-to-back lectures as part of the all-inclusive ticket price for the mansion’s Concourse d’Elegance on May 7. For tickets, www.greystoneconcours.org or call 310285-6830.

Los Angeles Real Estate Market Sees Big Increase

Stricter New Rules On Construction, Development Take Effect In Bel-Air By Matt Lopez The winds of change are hitting Bel-Air as it pertains to development and construction hours. Luke Zamperini of the Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety officially posted the notice this week – effective March 24 – regarding new construction working hours for Bel-Air and Beverly Crest. Construction activity is to be limited to Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., while exterior construction at all other times is prohibited.

Interior construction may be done on Saturdays, but only between the hours of 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. Excess exterior illumination of a site through the use of flood lights or similar lighting devices is prohibited after 6 p.m. every day of the week. The new rules are the result of months of often times painstaking collaboration between the Bel-Air Association, Bel-Air Homeowners Alliance, Councilman Paul Koretz and L.A. city officials, such as Faisal Alserri and Shawn Bayliss.

“The purpose of our actions since the Alliance was started and since Dan became President of the BAA was to bring common sense and intelligent rules to balance the needs of the residents with sensible development,” said BelAir Homeowners Alliance President Fred Rosen. “We consider this a major accomplishment for the residents of our community and we appreciate the support from those of you who have supported us.”

The real estate market in Los Angeles County kicked into high gear last month with increases in both prices and sales, the California Association of Realtors reported Monday. The median price of a single-family home that changed hands in Los Angeles County in March was $465,810. While that's 0.9 percent less than the month before, it's 5.5 percent above the same month last year. The number of houses sold skyrocketed 45.3 percent compared to February and was 8.4 percent higher than March 2016, the CAR reported.

The median price of a house in California last month was $517,020, 8 percent more than February and 6.8 percent above the level of March 2016. The number of houses that changed owners statewide in March moved up by 4 percent over the month before and 6.9 percent over the same period last year. For condominiums and townhomes in the state, the median price last month was $430,620, 5.8 percent above the previous month and a 7.6 percent hike over the same month in 2016. –– City News Service SUMMIT — The MLS Summit at the Skirball Cultural Center attracted more than 275 realtors, brokers and agents. Pictured, (from left): Karen Misraje (2017 Beverly Hills Greater LA Association Of Realtors president, Partners Trust), Steve Manavi (The MLS™ 2016 president, Coldwell Banker), and Annie Ives (The MLS CEO)


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H E A LT H & W E L L N E S S

B.H. Clinic Techniques Allow Millennials To Stop The Clock And Preserve Future Fertility Freezing

Tower Cancer Research Foundation’s Tower of Hope Gala To Honor Philanthropists Meryl & Russell Kern, Shelley & Jan Rosen and Cedars-Sinai’s Dr. Robert Figlin

By John L. Seitz With so many millennials deciding to delay pregnancies until their late 30s or 40s for various reasons such as career choices or seeking time for the “perfect mate,” the Beverly Hills-based Southern California Reproductive Center is urging women in their 20s and early 30s to consider egg freezing to protect their future fertility and to avoid waiting until it’s too late. “We certainly can’t stop time, but freezing can enhance the prospects of healthy pregnancy, especially in prime fertility ages when the success rate is always higher for younger women,” stated Dr. Mark W. Surrey, SCRC’s co-founder and medical director of SCRC. “Egg freezing is a viable option for prospective mothers who will know they’ve done everything they could to protect their future progeny.” In observing National Infertility Awareness Week Dr. Mark W. (April 23-29), SCRC is launching a series of informa- Surrey tive egg freezing events this summer to align educational aspects about the process. Among factors supporting the growing egg freezing trend are the estimated 1 out of 6 families of childbearing age who are unable to get pregnant. They are often surprised and distressed when they learn they no longer have eggs that will produce a pregnancy because of waiting too long. Egg freezing is increasingly being recognized and growing in demand as a solid form of insurance. Technological advancements have made this process an even more desirable option. The cryo-vitrification technique, for example, is one of the most significant developments in reproductive technology. Southern California Reproductive Center, 450 N. Rexford Dr., was among the first practices to offer cryo-vitrification, which gives women the chance to freeze their eggs while younger, preserve their fertility, and reduce the chances of miscarriage or birth defects associated with “egg age.” It has been serving a worldwide clientele for more than a quarter century. For information, call 310-277-2393 or visit https://www.scrcivf.com/.

Leaders in entertainment, politics, business and medicine will gather at Tower Cancer Research Foundation’s (TCRF) Tower of Hope gala on Thursday, May 4, in The Beverly Hilton. The event will honor: • Philanthropists Meryl and Russell Kern, long time TCRF supporters who have established the Meryl Kern Survivorship Program to help patients post-treatment. • Dr. Robert Figlin, the

Comprehensive Cancer Institute and deputy director, integrated oncology at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. • Shelley Rosen is a dedicated member of TCRF’s support group the Magnolia Council and Jan Rosen spearheaded the launch

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Russell & Meryl Kern Dr. Robert Figlin (below)

Steven Spielberg Family Chair in Hematology Oncology, professor of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, director of the Division of Hematology/Oncology, deputy director of the Samuel Oschin

of the Jack Mishkin Memorial Golf Classic, that in four years has raised nearly $1 million. Several research grants will be awarded at the gala, including a $500,000 Senior Investigator Grant to explore how the chemotherapy drug Oxaliplatin increases the effectiveness of certain immune checkpoint inhibitors in lung cancer. Grants will also support research that attempts to better understand how each cancer tumor is different, so that in the future oncologists will be able to pick the right drugs for each unique patient and tumor,

and how to make immunotherapy more relevant for sarcoma. Over the course of the last 20 years, Tower has raised more than $30 million, funding that supports a multitude of different scientific grants Tower has participated in funding more than 200 clinical trials, and provided more than $2 million in seed money for young cancer researchers from the Southern California community via the organization’s Career Development Grants. Tower’s patient support division, Magnolia House, is an integrative survivorship wellness center with programs offered at no cost to cancer survivors and their loved ones. The facility offers programs and workshops, including six-week classes for cancer survivors that address end-stage disease challenges, classes for cancer caregivers, cooking classes to develop a nutritional approach to cancer survival, and individually tailored experiences such as a one-on-one fitness training with a cancer-trained therapist. Gala tickets may be purchased at http://towercancer.org/2017-tower-of-hope-gala-ticket-page/ or by calling 310-2998477.


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BEVERLY HILLS TREE PEOPLE – Master Arborist Nick Araya from TreeCareLA and Assistant Director of Public Works Trish Rhay stand in front of a patch of trees that have been recommended for removal in a demonstration walk along Parcel 12 Wed. evening. Two walks that day with the arborist gave residents an opportunity to discuss the proposal to remove 11 trees to enhance public safety. Araya pointed out each tree and explained in detail his conclusions. Some of the trees, shown in the photo, were visibly dead already. The next meeting on the trees will be at the Beverly Hills Public Library Apr. 25 at 7 p.m.to discuss the public input for the plan. Free parking is available next door. To see the tree report online visit www.beverlyhills.org/parcels1213.

Planning Commission To Begin Discussion On Hillside Basements By Victoria Talbot The Beverly Hills Planning Commission will hold a study session April 27 at 1:30 p.m. to begin a discussion on basements in the hillsides. Basements have become a bitter subject in the hillsides reflecting a deep rift between developers and existing homeowners who have fought to preserve the natural landscape from developers, interested in maximizing profits by adding square footage. Basements currently do not count as part of the maximum floor area for a single-family home because of current building codes. The problem has become acute in recent years, resulting in the Hillside Ordinance last August as a first step towards curbing overdevelopment. Residents complain that the ordinance did not go far enough to address basements, which are frequently constructed two and three-stories below grade to add bedrooms, baths, game rooms and other non-traditional “base-

ment” features, including balconies, pools and windows. One suggestion at the liaison meeting by Councilmember John Mirisch was to include any area that is “sunlighted” towards the maximum floor area; this would have the effect of reducing the incentive to build basements. In the last year there have been significant projects in which basements have galvanized the hillsides. On Loma Linda Drive, the Loma Linda Holdings LTD filed a complaint against the City of Beverly Hills for a preliminary injunction when their proposed project was stopped by the City’s Hillside Urgency Ordinance. The approximately 25,000 square foot residence would have entailed the excavation of 6-8,000 cubic yards of soil. The development incorporated liberal use of cantilevered floor area, retaining walls to inflate pad size and extensive excavation to create below grade floor area.


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Miracle Project Sets Gala, Celebrates Wallis Partnership With Debut Of New Original Musical The Miracle Project, a theater, film and arts program for individuals with autism and other disabilities, as well as their developing peers, will hold its first gala, “An Evening of Miracles,” beginning at 5 p.m., Sunday, April 30 at The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts. Partnered with The Wallis since 2016 where it holds classes and rehearsals, the company will debut its latest original musical, Work In Progress at the gala in the Lovelace Studio Theater. Written by founder Elaine Hall with Maxwell Peters, Zach Marsh and Jeff Frymer, the musical tells the stories of young adults graduating high school and trying to find their place in the world through songs like What Now. The cast of 24, ranging in age from 9 to 55, includes actors with and without disabilities. One of the aims of the play is to help people understand the value of neuro-diversity in the workplace and the merits of inclusion of people of all abilities. “Seventy percent of adults are unemployed,” says Hall, who founded the nonprofit (www.themiracleproject.org) in 2004. “People are afraid and don’t understand. They need to focus on what’s possible, not impossible. As one of the songs in the show says, ‘Give us a chance; look at who’s there.’” The evening will also honor longtime resident Lois Weil Harwin, who was set to receive The Children’s Miracle Maker Award. A passionate supporter of

Some of the cast of Work In Progress.

the Miracle Project, Harwin died last week so the award will be presented posthumously and named the Lois Harwin Award from now on. The evening will also feature the announcement of the new Lois Harwin Scholarship, for students who want to enter the acting program. Harwin was on the Cedars-Sinai board of directors and active at Vista Del Mar where The Miracle Project got its start. Gala tickets—available at https://tickets.thewallis.org/single/SYOS. aspx?p=10002—are $150 and include a reception, raffle and afterparty with the cast. Additional performances of the musical, with musical direction by Zach Marsh and choreography by Hannah Warren, will be at 7 p.m., May 1, 2 and 4 with tickets available at http://tickets.thewallis.org/.

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Star Pianists Join For Concert Of Duets With Rite Of Spring As Centerpiece Concertgoers will get the chance to see and hear two world-class pianists in collaboration when Leif Ove Andsnes and Marc-André Hamelin present A Music World Friendship at 8 p.m., Wednesday, April 26 at The Wallis. The partnership/friendship began in 2008 when Andsnes invited Hamelin to take part in the annual Risor Festival, a chamber music series Andsnes co-directed for 20 years. in the Norwegian fishing village. “At our first meeting, Marc suggested The Rite Of Spring,” said Andsnes in an interview. “I didn’t know the version for two pianos and I was skeptical; but I looked at it and realized it would be fun for two pianos.” Igor Stravinsky’s groundbreaking work became the centerpiece of the duo’s all-Stravinsky recording and the second half of a series of concerts the two performed in Europe and will bring to the Wallis. Carnegie Hall will follow. “It seems like the piece has always existed,” says Hamelin, “and everything sounds so inevitable.” For those familiar with the iconic symphonic work, the piano version “brings out colors, rhythms and the skeleton of the piece they may not have heard before,” says Andsnes. With its angular, dissonant and unpredictable style, the work “is unbelievable to play,” says Andsnes. “There are passages where it’s like a car on two wheels, not touching the ground. You have to go over the limits in a way. It’s not controlled music and very violent.” Also on the program, designed by the two for “balance and contrast” will be Stravinsky’s Concerto for Two Pianos; Claude Debussy’s En Blanc et noir, written about the same time as Rite of Spring,

Andsnes notes; and to help ease people into the program, Hamelin says, an opening with a Mozart overture, Larghetto and Allegro in E-flat major, completed by serveral composers, Hamelin Leif Ove Andsnes says. “Opportunities to do these kind of projects with other pianists don’t come that often,” says Andsnes. “A lot of pianists are afraid of working closely with others.” Andsnes and Hamelin both Marc-André attribute their Hamelin partnership’s success to a mutual respect for each other’s technique, musicianship and musical thinking. “The piano is a precise instrument,” says Andsnes, “and Marc and I seem to be in sync. “It’s terribly exciting to create together on two pianos; and I love the abundance of sound and color,” adds Andsnes. “It becomes orchestral in a way and works very well.” The evening will include a pre-concert conversation at 7 p.m. Tickets range from $79-$99 and are available by calling 310-746-4000, online at thewallis.org/ah or at the box office, 9390 N. Santa Monica Blvd. —Steve Simmons

Actor Ed Asner To Be Feted With Documentary At Los Angeles Jewish Film Fest Opening The Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival kicks off Wednesday, April 26 (and runs through Wednesday, May 3) with a red carpet event beginning at 7:15 p.m. at the Ahrya Fine Arts Theater, 8556 Wilshire Blvd. The festival will honor famed actor/activist Ed Asner with a screening of Sharon Baker’s documentary, My Friend Ed, at 8 p.m. The event will be a reunion of sorts for the Mary Tyler Moore Show, as the event will be attended by Valerie Harper and Betty White. Also expected to attend the gala are Sharon Gless and Peter Jason, along with documentary participants, Elliott Gould, Paul Rudd, Ed Begley Jr. and more. A Q&A with Asner and Baker will follow the screeing. The film will be preceded by actor Matthew Modine’s short comedy, Super Sex starring Asner, Kevin Nealon, Elizabeth Perkins and Ruby Modine. The film tells the story of siblings (Nealon and Perkins) trying to figure out what to get their father (Asner) for his 86th birthday. After considering the options, the pair opt for a gift their father will never forget. • The festival centerpiece will be the world premiere screening of Henry Jaglom’s latest film, Train To Zakopané— based on Jaglom's long running play— at 8 p.m., Saturday, April 29 at the Laemmle

Music Hall, 9036 Wilshire Blvd. In Train To Zakopané, based on Jaglom’s father’s experience, a successful young Russian businessman meets a captivating nurse in the Polish army on a train-trip to Warsaw and is faced with a life-changing dilemma when he discovers that the nurse he is drawn to—and who is enchanted by him—is fiercely anti-Semitic. The screening will be followed with a Q&A with Jaglom and the cast. • Closing the festival will be Restoring Tomorrow—about the beloved Wilshire Blvd. Temple and the story of a congregation’s determination to rebuild and restore one of L.A.’s historic sites—at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 3 at the Ahrya Fine Arts Theater. Built in 1929 by movie moguls, over the years, the temple fell into disrepair. Senior Rabbi Steven Leder and the temple’s leadership undertake a renovation, not only to restore the building’s majesty, but to create a center for Jewish life and social services for an ethnically diverse neighborhood. Filmmaker Aaron Wolf, grandson of Rabbi Emeritus Alfred Wolf, who served the Wilshire Boulevard Temple for decades, will take part in a post-screening Q&A with Leder. Tickets and info are available on www.LAJFilmFest.org or by calling 800838-3006.


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ROCKY ROAD — Pictured: the current state of the hillside below the 901 Strada Vecchia home in Bel Air.

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Don Cocek of the L.A. City Attorney’s office said Thursday that there were no federal regulations prohibiting anyone with a criminal conviction from receiving a loan. It is unknown what Hadid’s punishment would be if convicted. L.A. City Attorney Deputy Chief Tina Hess said Thursday that Hadid would not be facing jail time. It’s possible that Hadid could be looking at a mix of a fine and public service, along with a possible ban on building in Los Angeles for a period of time. The nearly 30,000-squarefoot property ran afoul of residents and L.A. city officials back when it was under development in 2014. In 2015, LADBS inspectors cracked down on the property, ruling all unapproved construction, which they said included features like retaining walls, concrete decks and an under-

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stated that if successful, the venture could initially generate an estimated $3.5 million in additional revenue to the district’s general fund annually once the property is redeveloped. Creating a sustainable additional revenue stream is critical for the school district which is in the midst of trying to navigate out of its structural budget deficit. Chialtas minimized Board President Mel Spitz’s desire to have the board first decide what they want for the property before moving forward with the 7-11 Committee. The current vision for the administrative complex–which is just in its infancy–is for a developer to build a four-story mixed-use building with around 20,000-30,000 square feet of district office space and around 280,000-290,000 square feet of rentable multifamily space. “The advisory committee is a necessary step,” Chialtas stated. “The process here is you first do a committee report; you pass a resolution; you send your (public) notices; then go out for auction.”

ground theater, were to be removed. Since then, the case has been toiling in the court system. Victor De la Cruz, attorney for Joe Horacek, a resident who lives directly below the massive home, fired off a letter this week to L.A. building officials, noting that any future work done on the project “will require the issuance of discretionary entitlements and California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) review prior to proceeding.” De la Cruz also called for the project to be declared a public nuisance and that a remediation plan be required, “in order to rectify the various illegalities that have plagued this project’s development from day one." A follow-up hearing has been scheduled for May 9. The City Attorney did not return a request for comment before Thursday’s deadline. He advocated wrapping several properties into the report authored by the 7-11 Committee in order to comply with the state’s mandate that a committee recommends whether the district should lease, sell or retain a specific school property. “You get to still choose what you ultimately do, but at least you have their guidance and their recommendation for the three properties,” Chialtas said. “Ultimately you will have to get the box checked from the advisory committee.” While the precise potential revenue is unknown–the Beverly Hills location bodes well for BHUSD–district officials estimate that apartments could rent for around $8,000 a month if the project were to come online in the next five years. Chialtas estimated that construction could begin in the next two-to-three years once a developer successfully navigates the City’s rezoning process and other modification nuances. “This is intriguing and exciting and a bit unusual,” said BHUSD Superintendent Michael Bregy.

POWER SEDER – Rabbi Yoshi Zweiback of Stephen Wise Temple (far left) led an all-star group of singers in Pharoah, Pharoah sung to the tune of Louie Louie Tuesday night at the Wise Temple Passover Seder. Joining are, pictured: Michael Libow, Freda Payne, Sherrie Payne, Joyce Vincent (of Tony Orlando and Dawn fame), Marilyn McCoo, Billy Davis of the 5th Dimension and Cantor Emma Lutz.


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Beverly Hills High School Sports Roundup

KICKIN’ IT UP—Beverly Hills AYSO’s Boys Under 14 Extra Team won second place medals at the Kickin' It Up in the Hills tournament in Chino Hills earlier this month. Pictured, front row (from left): Emilio Adell, Nicolas Dooman, Tommy Geller and Benjamin Beyda. Second row (from left): Max Izumi, Ian Fienberg, Omeed Almassi, Aaron Ghermezi, Uriel Cohavy and Justin Heravi. Back row (from left): Justin Yassinger, Coach Dan Fienberg, Jared Warren and Coach Justin Commins.

Artest Among Beverly Hills High Athletes Earning All-Ocean League Honors Ron Artest III was named Most Outstanding Player in the Ocean League this season in All-League lists that were released for the 2016-17 winter sports. Joining Artest III from BHHS on the All-Ocean League team is senior forward Sam Cohen, who earned first team honors. Junior guard Daniel Zahabian was named to the second team. Girls basketball Although the BHHS girls team ended up winning a CIF

Southern Section title, it wasn’t quite as successful in Ocean League play, and that was reflected in the All-League list. Only one player – freshman Chantal Moawad – made the first team, while fellow freshman Arbri Gillis was named to the second team. Girls soccer Sophomore defender Montana Logan was named Best Defensive Player in the Ocean League after helping BHHS to a third-place finish in league. Dani Elitzur and

Maytal Sarafian each made the first team and Bianca Castro and Tess Reinhardt made the second team. Boys soccer Beverly Hills High sophomore Jonah Okum made the first team All-Ocean League and his teammate, junior goalkeeper Javier Valle, made the second team. Girls water polo Hannah Knecht made the second team All-Ocean League.

Baseball The Beverly Hills High baseball team on Thursday had an Ocean League rematch with El Segundo in a game that was played after the Courier’s press time. BHHS lost to El Segundo two days prior, 10-3 on Tuesday. The Normans currently sit at 11-5 overall and 2-1 in the Ocean League. Boys lacrosse Beverly Hills High’s boys lacrosse team lost a doubleovertime heartbreaker to Downey last Friday. Brian Harward had three goals for BHHS in a 6-5 double OT loss. Benji Liker and Jack Kaplan each scored a goal for the Normans. Henry Grote had 20 saves in the loss. Track and field Beverly Hills High’s track teams beat El Segundo in an Ocean League dual meet at El Segundo High. BHHS’ boys won 81-53 and the girls won 75-61. On the boys side, Oweelavior Cooper Long won the 100 meter run in 10.9 sec-

onds and the 200 in 23.1, along with the long jump (1811) and triple jump (38-5). Shimon Dubner won the 3,200 in 10.01.3. Jason Cohen won the 800 in 2:07.2 and Jack Schulman won the discus in 90-7. For the girls, Veronica Valle took fourth in the 1,600 with a personal record of 5:47.19 in a highly-contested race that included the El Segundo distance runners that went to the CIF State meet last season. Sarah Smith won the 100 (12.7) and 200 (27.1). Danna Rossman won the 400 (62.1). Julianne Araullo won the long jump (15-4) and triple jump (31-7). BHHS is competing on Friday and Saturday in the South Bay Championships at El Camino College in Torrance. Swimming Greg Ayzenberg won the 50-yard freestyle in 22.66 seconds and the 100 in 50.18, while Jonathan Kim won the 100 breaststroke in 1 minute, 6.87 seconds to lead the BHHS boys swimming team in a 10169 loss to El Segundo last week.


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WORLD OF CHILDREN–World of Children, a global recognition and funding organization for individuals exclusively serving the needs of vulnerable children, held the 2017 World of Children Hero Awards at Montage Beverly Hills on Wednesday The evening recognized four extraordinary individuals for their work with children in various parts of the world. Attendees at the event included Amanda Seyfried (The Last Word) and husband Thomas Sadoski (Life In Pieces), award presenter Lily Aldridge Followill (World of Children ambassador and honorary chair), emcee Brooke Burke-Charvet (TV personality, and CEO of ModernMom) award presenter Alyssa Milano (actress/producer/philanthropist) with husband Dave Bugliari, Rachel Roy (fashion designer and honorary chair) with her daughters Ava Dash and Tallulah Dash, Honorary Speaker Caryl M. Stern (president/CEO of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF), Kay Isaacson Leibowitz and Harry Leibowitz (World of Children co-founders and event co-chairs), award presenter Cade Hudson (CAA agent and honorary Chair), David Salzman (producer and honorary chair), Heidi Nahser-Fink (James Banks Design cofounder and designer), Veronica Grazer (honorary chair and boardmember), and more. Funds raised at the event will benefit the World of Children Honorees to continue their outstanding work with children. Pictured above (from left): Brooke Burke-Charvet, Kay Isaacson Leibowitz, Lily Aldridge Followill, and Harry Leibowitz Photo by Randy Shropshire/Getty Images for World of Children

HORSE LOVERS–Scientific entrepreneur Eric Yohan of Beverly Hills (left, pictured with his daughter Kelly) hosted some 200 from the thoroughbred industry and other parts of the vast world of horses at a private party at The Palm on Canon Drive to celebrate the launch of his Microsol Equine Formulas (www.microsolspray.com). Pictured below (from left): Kathleen Hopp; Kira Kazantsev, 2015’s Miss America; Erwin Hinds; and Melinda Manos of Beverly Hills. Photos by Andrew Noel

TALKING ROYALTY—In collaboration with the Royal Oak Foundation, the Beverly Hills Women’s Club (BHWC) hosted best-selling New York Times author Sally Bedell Smith, discussing her latest biography, Prince Charles-The Passions And Paradoxes Of An Improbable Life including Charles’ intellectual quests, his entrepreneurial pursuits and his love affairs. With Smith (left) is BHWC President Mumsey Nemiroff.


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Writer’s Guild Members Begin Voting On Possible Strike Against AMPTP The roughly 12,000 members of the Writers Guild of America began voting this week on whether to authorize a strike. The WGA is engaged in discussions with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers, which represents major studios, networks and independent producers. The two groups are at odds over such issues as compensation and benefits. The writers are seeking wage hikes, higher residual payments and greater contributions to their health and pension plans. The studios are balking at the guild's demands. On Monday, the WGA and the AMPTP suspended talks on a new labor agreement, scheduling them to resume April 25, the day after the strike- authorization vote ends. Negotiations between the WGA and the major studios began March 13 and lasted nearly two weeks, then resumed April 10.

This marked the second time that negotiations have fallen through. The two sides walked away from the table March 24 after the guild said producers balked at their demands. The producers claimed that the writers walked away first, which the guild has denied. The last time the WGA struck was in 2007, with a work stoppage that lasted 100 days and brought much of the Hollywood industry to a halt. If members approve a strike, as they almost certainly will, and no pact with studios has been reached by May 1, the writers will stop writing and picketing will start May 2. When writers walked out a decade ago, the stoppage cost the economy of Los Angeles an estimated $2.5 billion. Production halted, income dried up for writers, set decorators, caterers, limousine drivers and florists, and TV networks ran loads of reruns. –– City News Service

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Board. Applicants must be residents of the City for two years to apply and demonstrate that they are entitled to vote in Beverly Hills Municipal elections, though they are not required to be registered voters. The deadline for applications has been extended to May 5 at 5 p.m. Interested residents may apply online at www.beverlyhills.org/applyforacommission.

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Charitable Foundation oversees donations for the Community Dog Park, the Beverly Gardens Park, Greystone Mansion and many other gifting opportunities within the City through a 501(c)3 foundation dedicated to expanding philanthropic opportunities in the Beverly Hills community. City Manager Mahdi Aluzri and Treasurer Howard Fisher make up the Executive

NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED PUBLIC HEARING The Council of the City of Beverly Hills, at its regular meeting to be held on Tuesday, May 2, 2017, at 7:00 p.m., in the Council Chambers of the City Hall, 455 N. Rexford Drive, Beverly Hills, California, will hold a public hearing to consider adoption of: A RESOLUTION OF THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF BEVERLY HILLS AMENDING THE COMPREHENSIVE SCHEDULE OF TAXES FEES & SERVICE CHARGES FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 2017/2018. This public hearing was rescheduled from April 20, 2017 to May 2, 2017. The proposed resolution will increase certain fees and service charges that are charged to the public for the various activities and services as set forth in the schedule for fiscal year 2017/2018. In some cases fees are proposed for adjustment by 1.8% based on the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for November 2016 to reflect the increase in the City’s costs. In other cases, new fees are proposed to be established or existing fees to be adjusted to reflect a more equitable distribution of costs, or a change in service level. Most fees would become effective on July 3, 2017. Copies of the proposed Resolution are available for review or purchase in the Office of the City Clerk, Room 290, 455 N. Rexford Drive, and in the Finance Department, 3rd Floor, 455 N. Rexford Drive, Beverly Hills, California. 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, California, 90210. The comments should be received prior to the hearing date. If you need more information, please contact Carolyn Johnson at (310) 285-2459. Please note that 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 public hearing. BYRON POPE, MMC City Clerk


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was seated for the first time since he went off the commission at the end of his term in June last year, as an interim appointment to fill Commissioner Howard Fisher’s seat, as Fisher was elected City Treasurer. Corman crafted the Hillside Ordinance. It is anticipated that he will figure prominently in efforts to amend the ordinance and make it more comprehensive, and in crafting a comprehensive basement ordinance. He will serve on the commission for nine months, until the vacated seat is filled. Basements will be on the April 27 Planning Commission agenda. The applicant’s two-hour presentation detailed proposals to mitigate traffic and haul routes for the requested R-1 permit for an estimate of 64 trips daily, every 7.5 minutes totaling between 209 and 333 round trips. The estimates vary by size of truck and soil compaction. The applicants proposed a 10,228-square foot residence with a pool, deck and retaining walls, including a 5,084-square foot basement, 3,356 square foot first floor and a second floor of 1,788 square feet. Basements and garages are exempted from being considered as part of the maximum

floor area, a total of 3,478 square feet, leaving the total FAR 6,750 square feet of a maximum allowable 6,751 square feet. Mitigations to accommodate construction vehicles and haul trucks would include removal of street parking on those portions of the street that would be required to facilitate truck traffic. Vice Chair Lori Gordon and Commissioner Corman timed their drive to the site from Coldwater Canyon and expressed incredulity at the 7.5-minute turnaround for hauling trucks. The applicants said trucks could travel 15 mph and that they would stage off-site at a location to be determined by the trucking company. Somers said the trucks would be “choreographed” carefully to make the schedule, including three trucks staging on site. But, he said, only one truck at a time would be on the street. In fact, only one truck at a time can fit on the street. At 22 feet, the width would require that any resident who encountered a truck would not be able to go forward. Parked vehicles, such as mail trucks, gardeners and repair trucks, would be problematic. As for staging on site, Corman questioned the veracity of the arrangement, given the slender lot, three trucks and excavators and the slender,

steep driveway. Sommers also promised that there would be no construction parking on the street; it is a given, however, that there is no room to park cars on the street if there are construction vehicles. City staff estimated that, in addition to the hauling trucks, there would be an additional 2,180 large truck trips and 7,830 smaller truck trips, an average of 20 roundtrips daily. The current traffic count is 115 cars a day. Mitigation included traffic hours, no breaks off-site and no food trucks. Six flagmen were also promised at the blind turns. Lago Vista is an artery of Coldwater Canyon, which has about 14,000 trips daily. Resident Ann Ostroff demonstrated that calculations to determine the “grade plane,” - an average of points along the perimeter of the proposed building to determine the grade level – were inaccurate in the packet. The grade is determined as an average of those points, and some of them were literally in the air, on a roof angle, and off the property. Another set of points were entirely different. Numbers used to calculate were different from the points on the applicant’s own map. Assistant Director of Community Development Ryan Gohlich explained that the numbers were revised by the applicant as per the staff recommendations, but the

revised numbers were not in the staff report yet. This however, was ancillary to the argument regarding the R-1 permit, said Reznik. Reznik’s chief argument entailed a narrow interpretation of the intent of the ordinance and the grounds for denial. A by right project could have as much as 1,500 cubic yards of soil to export. So, he said, “What we know is that if you take took the worst numbers, it will take an extra few days to do the dirt. If that is substantial [impacts], wow. It’s not what I see. . . Approve this based on the extra few days of hauling. We are not looking at the rest of the project, not the rest of the finished grading and not the basement.” Vice Chair Gordon held up the packet containing over 300 pages of letters (not including hundreds of pages submitted after the publication). “When you get this many people, who come together time after time – the same people, the same faces – show up. They really cate about their community and their way of life. For you to say that is not a substantial impact - look at the size of this book!” Commissioner Alan Block agreed, citing several General Plan policies, including Policy LU 2.3, “Maintain the natural landforms that define the City and require that development on hillsides and in canyon areas be located, designed and

BEVERLY HILLS scaled to respect the natural topography and landscape,” as a reason he could not make the findings. Corman pointed out that soil samples indicate that the project would also entail the export of about 1,000 cubic yards of bedrock. The removal of that much bedrock is highly unusual and could entail the prolonged use of jackhammers, pointed out Corman. Reznik confirmed. The use of a jackhammer to remove the bedrock is one of the material significant impacts, including potential hearing loss and other health impacts. The project was unanimously denied, but the fight continues. Three other projects are in the pipeline, including the latest iteration of the Aquilini project 1184 Loma Linda – 2,700 cubic yards of export, 5,838 square feet of basement, and 7,918 square feet of nonbasement; 1193 Loma Linda – 2,902 cubic yards of export, 2,588 square feet of basement, and 7,946 square feet of nonbasement; and Miradero – 4,900 cubic yards of export, 1,986 square feet of basement, and 6,302 square feet of nonbasement. The dates are not set for these projects but they are anticipated to come before the planning commission this summer.


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2017 Pasadena Showcase House Of Design Begins Sunday For 53rd Year By Laura Coleman Design enthusiasts rejoice, the Pasadena Showcase House of Design returns for a 53rd year this Sunday featuring a magnificent English Tudor built over a century ago. Designed by the architectural firm of Marston & Van Pelt in 1916 as the centerpiece for a majestic two-acre compound that includes a pool and badminton court on park-like grounds boasting numerous

rose bushes, an arbor and more than 100 trees of various species, the 7,479-square-foot main residence was constructed at a cost of $25,000 for lawyer-turned-actor Samuel Hinds and his wife The annual house and garden tour serves as a fundraiser for the Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts (PSHA), which has raised over $20 million for music programs since its inception in 1948. T h i s year’s tour runs from April 23 to May 21 and features 17 interior designers and six exterior designers from the region who have comp l e t e l y reimagined the spaces both inside and outside the home. “It’s a g r e a t choice,” this year’s benefit chair Dana Marevich gushed of The home’s Bees Bliss Entry Way the home

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which can be seen onscreen in the recent film La La Land. “It has beautiful detailing in it. Outside all of the rafters have different faces of gargoyles on them. Inside the house is a two-story stairwell with a cathedral ceiling with grotesques on each corner.” With its several water features, faux bois bridge, leafy trees and sitting areas,

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Los Angeles Museum Of The Holocaust Yom HaShoah Day Of Holocaust Commemoration Set For Sunday, April 23 John Emerson, U.S. Ambassador to Germany (2013-2017) and Kimberly Marteau Emerson, human rights activist and member of the Human Rights Watch board of directors, will be the keynote speakers at The Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust (LAMOTH)’s 25th annual community Yom HaShoah Day of Holocaust Commemoration at 2 p.m., Sunday, April 23 at the museum at 100 The Grove Dr. in Pan Pacific Park. Originally recognized by the government of Israel in 1953, Yom HaShoah is an John Emerson international day of remembrance for those murdered during the Holocaust. The program will include remarks by Consul General of Israel Sam Grundwerg and Holocaust survivor Renee Firestone. L.A. City Controller Ron Galperin will sing the Kaddish, the traditional Jewish prayer recited to commemorate those who have died, and Rabbi Jason Fruithandler of Sinai Temple will deliver the invocation. Assemblyman Richard Bloom, City Kimberly Marteau Councilmen David Ryu and Paul Koretz and Emerson the Consuls General of Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Israel, Japan and Poland are also confirmed to attend. The museum will be open from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. for a full day of learning, commemoration and reflection, including a Yiddish poetry reading and conversation with Holocaust survivor artists at noon. All events are free and open to the public. For more information, visit http://www.lamoth.org/news--events/events/april-23yom-hashoah/. Quixote, playing through Sunday, May 21 at the company’s theater, 3352 E. Foothill Blvd., Pasadena. The production is running in repertory with Shakespeare’s King Lear, also directed by ANW Artistic Director Julia Rodriguez-Elliott through Saturday, May 6. Both productions star ANW Artistic Director Geoff Elliott and Kassey Mahaffy as Lear and the fool and Cervantes/Don Quixote and Sancho Panza. On Saturday, May 6 audiences can see both shows on the same day. Called “The Great Escape,” the day will feature dining with the casts and artistic team between performances. Tickets are $50 per person and include food and drinks (show tickets are purchased separately). A post-performance “Conversations” with the Man Of La Mancha cast will follow the

Friday, May 12 performance. Tickets for remaining weekend performances and matinees are $25 and available by calling 626-356-3100 or visiting www.anoisewithin.org. • • • • • • • • • • Beverly Hills singer/songwriter Carol Connors will be among the featured guests when the Golden State Pops Orchestra celebrates its 15th anniversary with a concert of music from films including Skyfall, Titanic, Breakfast At Tiffany’s, Norma Rae and other hits at 8 p.m., Saturday, April 22 at the Warner Grand Theatre, 478 W. Sixth St., San Pedro. Maestro Steven Allen Fox, will accompany vocalists and songwriters including Grammy

nominated Frank Stallone singing Far from Over from Staying Alive; Oscar-nominated Allan Dennis Rich and Jud Friedman singing Run To You from The Bodyguard; and Connors conducting the orchestra and vocalists in Oscar-nominated Gonna Fly Now from Rocky. Tickets range from $30-$60 and are available at https://gspo.secure.force.com/ti cket/#sections. • • • • • Producer Steven C. Barber and his Vanilla Fire Productions are hosting an encore screening of his Oscar-nominated World War II documentary Never Surrender: The Ed Ramsey Story on Monday, May 8, at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library & Museum in Simi Valley. The event begins with a complimentary buffet at 6 p.m., the film at 7 p.m., and followed by a Q&A. It is free to the public, but reservations are required with 200 seats remaining. RSVP to StevenCBarber@gmail.com. • • • • • For those accustomed to chronic stress and assuming they’ll always have it, Dr. Arlene Barro is offering a boardroom seminar “Conquering Stress With Dr. Arlene Ignites Success” from 5-7 p.m, Wednesday, May 10 or Thursday, May 18 at 10940 Wilshire Blvd., Westwood. “Hit your stride to achieve unparalleled business, career and personal success,” says Barro, the Courier’s online “Conquering Stress” columnist. “Participants will leave with a toolbox stuffed with strategies and a Stress Conquering Plan to implement now.” Seating is limited. For registration and fee information, call 310-443-4277 or email drbarro@barroglobal.com. For more information, visit http: //w i n w i t h o u t c o m p e t i n g . c o m / y o u /conqueringstress.html.

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YOUNG ARTISTS – The Beverly Hills Unified School District Art Show runs until April 27 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays in the Municipal Gallery at City Hall. The exhibit includes participants from all four K-8 schools. Pictured, from left, BHUSD art teachers: Elizabeth Call, Horace Mann; Ryan Lisko, Beverly Vista, Elizabeth Federman, El Rodeo and Joanna Smith, Hawthorne


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Christie’s moved away from Beverly Hills around a decade ago, although the auction house has had a physical presence in L.A. since 1978, Hazelton said. Christie’s L.A. hub was most recently located in Century City. Designed by wHY, Christie’s 5,400square-foot, two-story Beverly Hills location will host public exhibitions, social events, educational programming and live-streams of global auctions. Additionally, a large rooftop courtyard

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and create a new experience. The ceiling has been raised to the A-frame and the patio has been enclosed with glass to create a community room where people can enjoy games or host events. Two more patios encircle the building. The extensive menu features “fast

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focused on youth in need projects. Local jewelry designer Daniela Villegas will also be honored at the dinner with the “Creative Vision Award.” “The great thing about Otis is the way they teach you and the way the semester goes; it actually mirrors how the design process is in the real world,” said Li, who heads to a job designing for Abercrombie and Fitch after graduation. Following an exciting jury show at the school two weeks ago where students unveiled a bevy of stunning designs, the seniors are continuing to work standard 11-hour days perfecting

April 21, 2017 | Page 21 and green space provides an exciting outdoor space for hosting events, parties and performances under the stars. “This is Christie’s moment to shine in L.A. and we are delighted to have assembled such a stellar exhibition of fine art, jewelry, watches and private sale items to celebrate our grand opening in Beverly Hills,” said Christie’s Managing Director L.A. Sonya Roth. “This first exhibition is just the start of a dynamic program to come, and we look forward to officially embarking on this exciting next chapter in the growth of Christie’s on the West Coast.” casual” dining options, including pizza, burgers, salads, paninis, wraps, meat and fish. As usual, the walk will begin at the Crescent steps of City Hall at 8:30 a.m. Monday, but will be a little longer than usual. Dogs are welcome on the walk. Free parking is available in the Rexford parking structure across from City Hall. their designs in anticipation of next weekend’s benefit runway show. The event, attended by around 800 guests last year, raises vital scholarship funding, as many of these promising young artists and designers (80 percent of whom require financial aid) would be unable to complete their education without this support. A silent auction with cocktails starting at 6:30 p.m. offers an hour of hobnobbing before the gala dinner and runway show that regulars say is “not to be missed” due to the incredible fashions that attendees often elect to wear. For more information, visit: http://www.otis.edu/scholarship-benefit-fashion-show.

I LOVE ETHEL AND FRED— Ethel is a 2-year-old, 10-pound, Schnauzer “tripod” who is missing one of her legs. She was found with her 16-week-old male puppy Fred on the tracks at a Los Angeles train station and brought to ShelterHopePetShop.org for care and homing. Those interested in adopting these sweet, strong survivors may contact Shelter Hope at 805-379-3538.


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LuPone, Andie MacDowell and Elaine May (Apr. 21); Glen Campbell, Peter Frampton, Donald Graham, Charlotte Rae and Mario Machado (Apr. 22); Dori Schneider, Valerie Bertinelli, David Birney, Joyce DeWitt, Jan Hooks, and Lee Majors (Apr. 23); Barbra Streisand, Rachel Shabtai, Shirley MacLaine and Kelly Clarkson (Apr. 24); Elizabeth An, Renee Zellweger, Melissa Hayden, Al Pacino and Talia Shire (Apr. 25); Barbara Gilbert Cowan, Raymond Moscatel and Carol Burnett (Apr. 26); and Amy Freisleben (Apr. 27).

Super Bowl Champion/New England Patriots’ Linebacker Dont’a Hightower, Olympic medalists DeAndre Jordan, Madison Kocian and Kristi Castlin and Dr. Suzanne Devkota, PhD, assistant professor at CedarsSinai Medical C e n t e r ’ s Division of Gastroenterology, were honored at the 32nd Cedars-Sinai S p o r t s Madison Kocian S p e c t a c u l a r Kristi Castlin Gala held at the W Hotel. Actor/producer Sean Hayes, Olympic Gold medalist Jordyn Wieber, ESPN journalist LZ Granderson, and L.A. Clippers’ Chris Paul and Blake Griffin presented the awards. Sports Spectacular was founded in 1986 to link world-class athletes and innovative medical research. Its Diabetes & Obesity Wellness and Research Center at Cedars-Sinai was then built because of this vision to focus on eradicating diabetes and obesity in the US through research, prevention and education. Some $27 million has been raised for important programs and initiatives at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, including a world-class Medical Genetics institute and a highly sought after fellowship program.

There are several upcoming events which are always worthwhile and fun. On Sunday (April 23), for instance, we recently told you about the Professional Dancers’ Society’s Gypsy Awards luncheon featuring Carol Channing at The Beverly Hilton. At the same time down the street in The Beverly Wilshire will be Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater L.A.’s annual “Accessories For Success” scholarship luncheon. In the honor spotlight are Nancy Daniels, president/ general manager of TLC with the “Excellence in Mentoring Award” and Stephen Galloway, executive features editor of The Hollywood Reporter with the “Innovator Award.” Nancy Daniels Stephen Galloway Fashion icon Amber Valletta hosts the event which gets underway at 10 a.m. followed by the luncheon, a fashion show and awards presentations from noon on. Individual tickets are $300. Call Jovan Bowles at 213-213-2407 or visit gobigla.org/events. ****** Coming up Wednesday (April 26) at The Beverly Hilton is Extraordinary Families’ 2nd annual Awards Gala honoring Oscarnominated Director Lee Daniels (”Visionary Award”); Producer Jess

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****** The Human Rights Campaign’s gala dinner at L.A. Live’s J. W. Marriott presented global pop icon Katy Perry with its “National Equality Award, while actress America Ferrera received the “Ally for Equality Award” from Lena Dunham, creator and star of the HBO series Girls. Sen. Tim Kaine, former vice presidential candidate, was the featured speaker at the gala, which also included a musical performance by Troye Sivan. Event Co-Chairs were Jessica Bair,

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Rosenthal and Writer/Producer Dan Fogelman (“Luminary Awards). The late Howard Kaufman, music manager and philanthropist (“Champion Award”); and foster parents Lisa McFann and Kim Kopp (“Sylvia Fogelman Founder’s Award”). Brooke Kaufman Halsband chairs the event which will include dinner and entertainment. Tickets are priced from $375. For information, call Barnaby Murff at 213-365-2900; email at b.murff@extraordinaryfamilies.org or visit: www.extraordinaryfamilies.org. ****** And then a night later (Thursday, April 27), the action shifts to the beautiful Eli and Edythe Broad Stage of the Santa Monica Performing Arts Center where the Fulfillment Fund presents its 9th “Songs of Our Lives” concert. Scores of big name composers will gather to sing their particular creations under the guidance of Songwriter Hall of Fame member Charles Fox, the Emmy and Grammy-winner who established the benefit along with his wife Joan. Dropping a few of the big names who will join Charlie and be on hand to do their songs–how about Mac Davis, Artie Butler, Dr. Dee with The Bythax Choir, Bill and Kori Withers, and more. Call Tiffany Aldridge at 323-900-8789 for ticken information or email her at taldridge@fulfillment.org. For 39 years, the Fulfillment Fund has been making college a reality for students in educationally and economically under-resourced communities. Charles Fox

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Desert Roundup T.S. Eliot was only half right when he penned in The Wasteland that April is the cruelest month. He had not seen the Coachella Valley in full bloom resulting in a palate of colors as the wild desert flowers, dormant and protected during the winter months, burst upon the desert floor in vibrant splendor. To share the advent of spring and the beauty of the season, Sunnylands Center & Gardens in Rancho Mirage has invited the public to a “Family Day In the Gardens” this Sunday (April 23) from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. This will consist of free activities and displays focusing on animals, birds and flowers where you will marvel at nine acres of desert landscaping that was inspired by the Impressionist and PostImpressionist paintings of Walter and Leonore Annenberg, founders of Sunnylands. The Gardens feature more than 70 species of native and arid-adapted plaints plus 1.25 miles of walking paths. Among the activities available to the public will be two hour-long Family Bird Walks conducted by bird expert Phil Parker. There will also be botanical drawing for children and adults and overseen by Tania Maren, founding editor of the website “Art Plantae;” crafting flowers using recyclable materials; audio, selfguided tours of the gardens; and making paper lanterns in the center. Sunnylands has also announced the return of its popular “Movie Under the Stars “series, with Stand By Me (1986), screening May 12, Now And Then (1995) May 19, and concluding with The Sandlot (1993) May 26. All movies are shown outdoors, free of charge on a big screen. Filmgoers are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets and small picnics. Large coolers, alcohol, smoking and pets are not permitted. Gates open at 7:30 p.m. and movies start at 8 p.m. Sunnylands Center & Gardens is located at 37977 Bob Hope Dr. in Rancho Mirage. ****** It’s called “grazing,” a descriptive term for sampling a selection of food at a single meal. Coupled with this the fact that the various selections came from about a dozen different kitchens and you have the 28th Desert Spirit Gala, produced by the local chapter of the American Cancer Society which–though part of the national organization in the forefront fighting against cancer–raises funds that are spent primarily in the Coachella Valley. Presented flawlessly, it is part of this column’s tradition each year to recognize the participation of those hard-working restaurants that made the evening a six-figure success. Overseeing the culinary participates was Drew Davis of Catalan supported by chefs from The Cliffhouse, JW Marriott, La Quinta Resorts Twenty6; Pacifico; Rio Azul; Smoking Burgers; Two Bunch Palms; Wally’s; Bistro, La Roja Tequila and La Quinta High School Culinary Arts Program. Notable honorees of the evening were Drs. Monica Khanna and Janet Ihde, both of Eisenhower Medical Center in recognition of their daily battle waged against cancer. But, the true heroes were the many guests who fought their own personal battles and are now “cancer free.”


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PUBLIC NOTICES Trustee Sale No. 792253 Loan No. Title Order No. APN 4331-024-010 TRA No. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 02/05/2016. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 05/12/2017 at 10:00AM, First American Title Insurance Company as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded on February 12, 2016 as Document Number 20160161810 of official records in the Office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, California, executed by: Arrehbori Family, LLC, as Trustor, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States, by cash, a cashier's check drawn by a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state). At: Behind the fountain located in Civic Center Plaza, 400 Civic Center Plaza, Pomona CA, all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County, California describing the land therein: LOT 699 OF TRACT 6380, IN THE CITY OF BEVERLY HILLS, COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES, STATE OF CALIFORNIA, AS PER MAP RECORDED IN BOOK 69, PAGE(S) 11 THROUGH 20 INCLUSIVE OF MAPS, IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY RECORDER OF SAID COUNTY. APN: 4331024-010 The property heretofore described is being sold "as is". The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 237 S Wetherly Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90211. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, if any, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to-wit: $954,201.33 (Estimated). Accrued interest and additional advances, if

any, will increase this figure prior to sale. The Beneficiary may elect to bid less than the full credit bid. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located and more than three months have elapsed since such recordation. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may visit the Internet Web site set forth below, using the file number assigned to this case 792253. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. For information on sale dates please visit our website a t : http://www.ncs.firstam.co m/socal/ 4/10/2017 First American Title Insurance Company 4380 La Jolla Village Drive Suite 110 San Diego, CA 92122 (858) 410-2158 David Z. Bark, Foreclosure Trustee NPP0305730 To:

BEVERLY HILLS COURI- NOTICE TO POTENTIAL ER PUB: 04/21/2017, BIDDERS: If you are con04/28/2017, 05/05/2017 sidering bidding on this –––––– property lien, you should NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S understand that there are SALE TS # CA-17-7687- risks involved in bidding CS Order # 170002221- at a trustee auction. You CA-VOI Loan # will be bidding on a lien, 9801053563 [PUR- not on the property itself. SUANT TO CIVIL CODE Placing the highest bid at Section 2923.3(a), THE a trustee auction does not SUMMARY OF INFOR- automatically entitle you MATION REFERRED TO to free and clear ownerBELOW IS NOT ship of the property. You ATTACHED TO THE should also be aware that RECORDED COPY OF the lien being auctioned THIS DOCUMENT BUT off may be a junior lien. If ONLY TO THE COPIES you are the highest bidder PROVIDED TO THE at the auction, you are or TRUSTOR.] NOTE: may be responsible for THERE IS A SUMMARY paying off all liens senior OF THE INFORMATION to the lien being aucIN THIS DOCUMENT tioned off, before you can ATTACHED YOU ARE IN receive clear title to the DEFAULT UNDER A property. You are encourDEED OF TRUST aged to investigate the DATED 8/9/2006. existence, priority, and UNLESS YOU TAKE size of outstanding liens ACTION TO PROTECT that may exist on this YOUR PROPERTY, IT property by contacting the MAY BE SOLD AT A PUB- county recorder's office or LIC SALE. IF YOU NEED a title insurance company, AN EXPLANATION OF either of which may THE NATURE OF THE charge you a fee for this PROCEEDING AGAINST information. If you consult YOU, YOU SHOULD either of these resources, CONTACT A LAWYER. A you should be aware that public auction sale to the the same lender may hold highest bidder for cash, more than one mortgage cashier's check drawn on or deed of trust on the a state or national bank, property. NOTICE TO check drawn by state or PROPERTY OWNER: federal credit union, or a The sale date shown on check drawn by a state or this notice of sale may be federal savings and loan postponed one or more association, or savings times by the mortgagee, association, or savings beneficiary, trustee, or a bank specified in Section court, pursuant to Section 5102 to the Financial 2924g of the California code and authorized to do Civil Code. The law business in this state, will requires that information be held by duly appointed about trustee sale posttrustee. The sale will be ponements be made made, but without available to you and to covenant or warranty, the public, as a courtesy expressed or implied, to those not present at the regarding title, posses- sale. If you wish to learn sion, or encumbrances, to whether your sale date pay the remaining princi- has been postponed, pal sum of the note(s) and, if applicable, the secured by the Deed of rescheduled time and Trust, with interest and date for the sale of this late charges thereon, as property, you may call provided in the note(s), 714-730-2727 or visit this advances, under the Internet Web site terms of the Deed of www.servicelinkasap.com Trust, interest thereon, , using the file number fees, charges and assigned to this case CAexpenses of the Trustee 17-7687-CS. Information for the total amount (at about postponements the time of the initial pub- that are very short in lication of the Notice of duration or that occur Sale) reasonably estimat- close in time to the scheded to be set forth below. uled sale may not immeThe amount may be diately be reflected in the greater on the day of telephone information or sale. BENEFICIARY MAY on the Internet Web site. ELECT TO BID LESS The best way to verify THAN THE TOTAL postponement informaAMOUNT DUE. tion is to attend the Trustor(s): RICHARD scheduled sale. The ASHBEE AND DIANE undersigned Trustee disASH BEE, HUSBAND claims any liability for any AND WIFE AS COMMU- incorrectness of the propNITY PROPERTY WITH erty address or other RIGHT OF SURVIVOR- common designation, if SHIP Recorded: any, shown herein. If no 8/18/2006 as Instrument street address or other No. 061844271 in book common designation is xxx, page xxx of Official shown, directions to the Records in the office of location of the property the Recorder of LOS may be obtained by sendANGELES County, ing a written request to California; Date of Sale: the beneficiary within 10 5/19/2017 at 11:00 AM days of the date of first Place of Sale: By the publication of this Notice fountain located at 400 of Sale. If the Trustee is Civic Center Plaza, unable to convey title for Pomona, CA 91766 any reason, the successAmount of unpaid bal- ful bidder's sole and ance and other charges: exclusive remedy shall be $6,128,068.08 The pur- the return of monies paid ported property address to the Trustee, and the is: 1251 LAGO VISTA successful bidder shall DRIVE BEVERLY HILLS, have no further recourse. CA 90210 Assessor's If the sale is set aside for Parcel No. 4350-019-012 any reason, the

Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee's Attorney. Date: 4/14/2017 SUMMIT MANAGEMENT COMPANY, LLC 16745 W. Bernardo Dr., Ste. 100 San Diego, CA 92127 (866) 248-2679 (For NON SALE information only) Sale Line: 714-730-2727 or Login to: www.servicelinkasap.com Reinstatement Line: (800) 401-6587 Cecilia Stewart, Trustee Sale Officer If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders right's against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY I N F O R M AT I O N OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. A-4616737 04/21/2017, 04/28/2017, 05/05/2017

–––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2017070283 The following is/are doing business as: GOLD IN LOVE 1016 S. Bedford Street, Los Angles, CA 90035; Caryssa Beth Ramirez 1016 S. Bedford Street, Los Angles, CA 90035; The business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL registrant(s) has begun to transact business under the name(s) listed on MARCH 2017: Caryssa Beth Ramirez, Owner: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: March 20, 2017; Published: March 31, April 7, 14, 21, 2017 LACC N/C –––––– SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES CASE NO: SS028973 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME In the Matter of the petition of: Mojan Navidbakhsh To all interested person(s): Petitioner: Mojan Navidbakhsh current residence address: 723 N. Camden Dr. Beverly Hills, CA 90210 filed a petition with the Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles, 1725 Main St., Santa Monica, CA 90401, Santa Monica Courthouse, on March 23, 2017 for a Decree changing names as follows: Present Name: Mojan Navidbakhsh Proposed Name: Moujan Navid 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. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the

hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING: Date: May 26, 2017 Time: 8:30am Dept: K Room: A-203 The address of the court is: Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles, 1725 Main St., Santa Monica, CA 90401, Santa Monica Courthouse. Reason for name change: Dissatisfaction with original name. I declare under penalty of perjury under the laws of the State of California that the information in the foregoing petition is true and correct. Signed: Moujan Navid Judge of the Superior Court Gerald Rosenberg, Sherri R. Carter, Executive Officer/Clerk Dated: March 23, 2017 Published: MARCH 31, APRIL 07, 14, 21, 2017 Beverly Hills Courier –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2017071387 The following is/are doing business as: ECC CONSULTING 461 S. Wetherly Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90211; Eyal Cohen 461 S. Wetherly Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90211; The business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL, registrant(s) has NOT begun to transact business under the name(s) listed: Eyal Cohen, Owner: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: March 22, 2017; Published: March 31, April 07, 14, 21, 2017 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2017077025 The following is/are doing business as: OPERATION FITNESS 9903 Santa Monica Blvd. #820, Beverly Hills, CA 90212; Michael Torchia 9903 Santa Monica Blvd. #820, Beverly Hills, CA 90212; The business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL, registrant(s) has begun to transact business under the name(s) listed January 2017: Michael Torchia, Owner: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: March 28, 2017; Published: March 31, April 07, 14, 21, 2017 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2017076810 The following is/are doing business as: AMI KOZAK PRODUCTIONS 1465 S. Beverly Dr. #3, Los Angeles, CA 90035; Allen Kozak 1465 S. Beverly Dr. #3, Los Angeles, CA 90035; The business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL, registrant(s) has begun to transact business under the name(s) listed 2010: Allen Kozak, Owner: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: March 30, 2017; Published: April 07, 14, 21, 28, 2017 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2017078613 The following is/are doing business as: 1) MIDLINK 2) MIDLINK MANAGEMENT 10680 W. Pico Blvd. #330, Los Angeles, CA 90064; Midlink International Corporation 10680 W. Pico Blvd. #330, Los Angeles, CA 90064; The business is conducted by: A CORPORATION, registrant(s) has begun to transact business under the name(s) listed May 2007: Greg Zarrin, President: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: March 30, 2017; Published: April 07, 14, 21, 28, 2017 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2017076878 The following is/are doing business as: BALANCE REHABILITATION 50 N. La Cienega Blvd. #218, Beverly Hills, CA 90211; 25971 Pala #110, Mission Viejo, CA 92691; England Rehabilitation, Inc. 25971 Pala #110, Mission Viejo, CA 92691; The business is conducted by: A CORPORATION, registrant(s) has NOT begun to transact business under the name(s) listed: Mark Wegener, CEO: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: March 30, 2017; Published: April 07, 14, 21, 28, 2017 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2017076879 The following is/are doing business as: 1) HELLO AARON! WHERE ARE

YOU? 2) NELLIE’S WORLD! 513 N. Rodeo Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210; Niloufar Emrani 513 N. Rodeo Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210; The business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL, registrant(s) has NOT begun to transact business under the name(s) listed: Niloufar Emrani, Owner: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: March 30, 2017; Published: April 07, 14, 21, 28, 2017 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2017086820 The following is/are doing business as: KW INGLEWOOD 111 N. La Brea St. #300, Inglewood, CA 90301; Forward Inglewood, Inc. 439 N. Canon Dr. #300, Beverly Hills, CA 90210; The business is conducted by: A CORPORATION, registrant(s) has begun to transact business under the name(s) listed April 03, 2017: David Bailey, Owner: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: April 06, 2017; Published: April 14, 21, 28, May 05, 2017 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2017093265 The following is/are doing business as: NOGGIN PUBLISHING & STUFF 300 S. Swall Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90211; Dennis Thompsett 300 S. Swall Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90211; Amelia Lee 300 S. Swall Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90211; The business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL, registrant(s) has begun to transact business under the name(s) listed September 17, 1998: Dennis Thompsett, Official Unpleasant Person/ Director: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: April 12, 2017; Published: April 21, 28, May 05, 12, 2017 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2017091567 The following is/are doing business as: JPONUP BRANDING GROUP 9461 Charleville Blvd. #252, Beverly Hills, CA 90212; Jean Paul Ramirez 9461 Charleville Blvd. #252, Beverly Hills, CA 90212; The business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL, registrant(s) has NOT begun to transact business under the name(s) listed: Jean Paul Ramirez, Owner: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: April 12, 2017; Published: April 21, 28, May 05, 12, 2017 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2017099696 The following is/are doing business as: AUTOMOTIVE DETOX 8306 Wilshire Blvd. #1229, Beverly Hills, CA 90211; Shalom Len 2116 Kerwood Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90025; The business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL, registrant(s) has begun to transact business under the name(s) listed January 01, 2010: Shalom Len, Owner: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: April 19, 2017; Published: April 21, 28, May 05, 12, 2017 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2017099697 The following is/are doing business as: COURTNEY FLOWER 8950 W. Olympic Blvd. #268, Beverly Hills, CA 90211; Courtney Bailey 8950 W. Olympic Blvd. #268, Beverly Hills, CA 90211; The business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL, registrant(s) has NOT begun to transact business under the name(s) listed: Courtney Bailey, Owner: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: April 19, 2017; Published: April 21, 28, May 05, 12, 2017 LACC N/C ––––––

N O T I C E — 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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BEVERLY HILLS APT * BORDERLINE * * BEVERLY HILLS * BEVERLY HILLS 3 Bdrm. + 3 Bath School District ON GLENVILLE DRIVE • Great Condition • 2 BDRM, 2.5 BATH 8725 Clifton Way Bright Southwest Exposure. Every room has French Doors to Small Covered Balcony. Top Floor with High Ceilings. Beverly Hills School District. $4,395/Month LaPeerApt@aol.com

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garage, small backyard. • 2 Bd + Den + 2 Ba • Den can be used as Bdrm. $5,350/MO Private front patio, 310/413-8481 Hrwd. flrs., a/c, w/d, EXOTIC PRIVATE dishwasher, 2-car prkg. SANTA MONICA 336 S. Rexford Dr. GARDEN APT. $3,900/Month

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310/403-9308 Pets Welcome.

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310/433-1949 310/247-0270 310/860-9991

Newly remodeled with hardwood floors, granite counters, laundry hook-up and enclosed garage. No Pets. $2,450/MO. Open House Sun. 04/23 • 11-1pm

Call 714/514-0018

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Bryan: 310/435-2738

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private patio. COMPLEX INCLUDES: 24/7 security, Freshly Decorated, 24 hour concierge, valet Spacious and Bright parking, large gym, sauna, 2 Bd.+2 Ba.+Den steam room, olympic size pool. +Lg. Private Balcony Close to Century Plaza Hotel, New Stainless steel Century City Medical Plaza appliances, new and Westfield Mall. carpet+stone floors. $3,850/MO. $4,600/Month 2 month security deposit By Appointment: Pet welcome w/$50 month. 310/463-4403 Agents with client welcome. Close to Shopping, Contact Jeff at Dining & the Ocean. 310/570-7924

Units have hardwood floor, carpet and tile. Granite counter top, stainless steel appliances includes gas range, refrigerator and dishwasher. Some units come

with parking. Please call for price

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

439 S. LE DOUX

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2 Bd.+Den+21/2 Ba.

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Lrg. unit. balcony,

120 S. Swall Dr. • • • • • • • • •

walk-in closet, central air, intercom

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Very Spacious, A/C, balcony, intercom entry, on-sight laundry, prkg.

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CLOSE TO RESTAURANTS & SHOPPING.

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Close to Cedars-Sinai, Beverly Center, Call 310/425-9070 shops, cafes & transportation. BEVERLY HILLS 310/270-0724 221 S. Doheny Dr.

• • • • • • hardwood flrs., •• • • • • • • • • Spacious, huge closets, built-in • 2 Bd.+2 Ba. • a/c, dishwasher, pool, • 2 Bd.+Den+2 Ba.• elevator, controlled access, laundry • • facilities. No pets. French doors in bdrm. • 424/343-0015 open to large balcony Great Location! —————–––– overlooking pool •• — ————–––– BEVERLY HILLS • GORGEOUS UNITS •

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and spacious on 2nd story • 310/276-1528 • with high ceilings, crown Close to Cedars, molding, no common walls and very private. No pets Beverly Center $1,895/MO. (1 yr lease) restaurants, shopping

Updated Apt., newly painted, a/c, balcony, *** UPSCALE *** laundry facility, 1 prkg. CENTURY CITY No pets. No Smoking. Quiet, small bldg. CONDO FOR LEASE $1,850/Month 2160 Century Park East 818/512-6251 JUST UPDATED 2 BEDROOM, 2 BATH Close to Shops & Restaurants. In the heart of Century City

SANTA MONICA Large 1,100 Sq. Ft. PENTHOUSE Ground floor with large Prime Location 516 San Vicente Bl.

Bright Newly Updated Guesthouse For Rent

2 BEDROOMS | 2 BATHS | $4,250 PER MONTH

PRIME 1 BEDROOM IN BEVERLY HILLS entry, laundry facility, central air/heat, washer BEVERLY HILLS elevator, parking. Centrally Located COMPLETELY REMODELED Recently renovated. Bright • CHARMING & BRIGHT • /dryer in unit, 2-car

1,000sf., very private & Former Home of quite. Fully gated, prkg. Greta Garbo. All Utilities Included Views of With cable, Ocean & Mountains. internet, phone. Furnished or Unfurnished. $2,500/Month

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Grand Opening • BRENTWOOD • W E S T L . A . L.A.’S FINEST, BRENTWOOD ’s 125 N. Barrington Av. 1343 Carmelina Ave. MOST LUXURIOUS - 2 Bdrm.+2 Bath APT. RENTAL Most Spectacular N E W LY U P D AT E D • Bright Unit • • • • * * * * * * • • Apartments 120 Granville Ave.

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Every Extra Luxury

1350 S. MIDVALE AVE. L.A., 90024 Contact Mgr.:

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• Free WiFi Access • BRENTWOOD The Carlton ~ 310/476-3824 ~ 11666 Goshen Ave. BRENTWOOD & U.C.L.A. CLOSE ( • ) ( • ) ( • ) ( • ) ( • ) Very Spacious • BRENTWOOD • Single+Loft+1.5 Ba.

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1 Bdrm.+1 Bath W E S T W O O D 1 Bdrm. + 1 Bath 1409 Midvale Ave. Patio, stove, B R E N T W O O D 2 Bdrm. + 2 Bath dishwasher, on-sight • • • • • • • • • • • 11730 SUNSET BLVD. • • • • • • • • • 2 Bd.+2 Ba. • laundry, parking. Balcony, dishwasher, NEWLY REMODELED C LOSE T O S HOPS • 1 B d . + 1 B a . • a/c, heated pool, •••••• • • & R ESTAURANTS . • • WiFi, elevator Single • • • Jr. Executive 310/479-0700 • • controlled access, on-site laundry, prkg. Close to Brentwood Village, Shops & Restaurants.

• WESTWOOD • * HOLLYWOOD *

10933 Rochester Ave. 1134 N. SYCAMORE AV.

∞∞∞∞∞∞∞ • 1 Bd.+1 Ba. •

Totally Redone. Harwood+carpet floors, fireplace, patio, parking, laundry facility.

310/592-4511

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Spacious 2 Bdrm+1 Bath

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323/851-3790

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1 Bdrm. + 1 Bath Single + 1 Bath

•••• •• • •••• • Balcony, air conditioning Fireplace, balcony, parking. dishwasher, controlled wet bar, dishwasher, Close to shopping, access bldg., WiFi, laundry facility, dining & pool, on-sight laundry, elevator, parking. transportation. gym, parking. Close to shops+dining. Please Call: 310/477-6885 310/479-0700 310/476-3824 Close to U.C.L.A.

• 1 Bdrm.+1 Bath • Laundry facility,

323/879-9611

• • • with valet, lush garden Spacious surrounding pool, gym, elevator, etc. 2 Bdrm + 2 Bath Hardwood flrs., granite • • • • • • • • • counters, dishwasher, Balcony, controlled WiFi, a/c, intercom central air, balcony, access, parking, entry, laundry facility, laundry facility. elevator, on-site laundry. 1628 S. Westgate Ave. elevator, parking, pool. • Free WiFi • Close to shopping, X-St. Santa Monica Bl. CLOSE TO U.C.L.A., Call: 310/470-4474 great restaurants ~ 1 Bd. + 1 Ba. ~ SHOPPING & 1 BLK. and Metro. B r i g h t & A i r y. TO WESTWOOD PARK. **CENTURY CITY** 213/364-8423 Dishwasher, Intercom 2220 S. Beverly Glen 310/478-8616 entry, on-sight parking, •• •• LOS ANGELES • on-sight laundry facility, W E S T W O O D • 1 B d . + 1 B a . • • 401 S. HOOVER St. courtyard patio. 10905 Ohio Ave. • • • • • • • • • Close to transportation. • S i n g l e ••

Granite counters, dishpool, elevator, pool, elevator, parking, washer, balcony, stove, laundry facility, prkg. laundry facility. intercom-entry, on-site Close To U.C.L.A. 310/312-9871 laundry, parking. 310/477-6856

Shopping & Dining in Brentwood Village

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•• •• •• •• • • L o t s o f • • • ————— • •• 2 Bd.+2 Ba. •• • •Character & Charm! Single+1 Ba. W E S T L . A . 872 S. Westgate Ave. • • Glass Fireplace + = = = = = = 1 Bd. Den+1.5 Ba. 12333 TeXaS Ave. • • Single • • Newly Remodeled. • • (•)(•)(•)(•)(•) New hardwood flrs., Very Bright 2 Bdrm. + 2 Bath •• • • WiFi, central air/heat, granite counters, 1 Wifi, Bright, controlled 2 Bdrm.+1 /2 Bath fireplace, balcony, ∞ ∞ ∞ stainless steel appl., = = = = = = access, balcony, ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ alcove fireplace, controlled access,

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custom cabinets, granite WiFi, pool, elevator, countertops, stone entry, controlled access, onpool, health club, spa. sight laundry, parking. H O L LY W O O D • Free WiFi Access • C l o s e t o U . C . L . A . 1769-1775 N. Sycamore Av. • Close to UCLA • 310/473-1509

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Newly Remodeled • Free WiFi Access • Close to Great Views 310/473-5061 transportation. Great views, controlled Close To U.C.L.A. • 310/442-8265 • • • • • • access, balcony, • 1 Bd.+1 Ba. W E S T W O O D elevator, lrg. pool, ≈ W E S T ≈ • 2 Bd.+2 Ba. 1380 Midvale Ave. prkg, on-sight laundry. • H IKING IN R UNYON LOS ANGELES • • • • • • • • • • 11305 Graham Pl. 6-Month Lease Avail. C ANYON , H OLLYWOOD 1 Bd.+1 Ba. * * * * * * B OWL /N IGHTLIFE . •

Large units, walk-in closet, With Pool, hardwood custom kitchen, built-in floors, balcony, central washer/dryer, all appli- air, fireplace, stainless steel appliances, ances, hardwood floors 1 Bdrm. + 1 Bath elevator, intercom throughout, some units Intercom entry, a/c, w/ skylights+high ceilings. entry, parking. gym. dishwasher, on-sight Health club, wifi, sauna, • 310/476-2181 • Close to shopping, laundry & parking. heated pool, controlled dining & schools. C L O S E TO S C H O O L acess, parking. & F R E E WAY S

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ADVERTISE YOUR LISTINGS call 310-278-1322

fridge, laundry facility, gated parking, intercom entry, WiFi and more.

• 1 Bd. + 1 Ba. • • Single • • • • • • • •

Control access, pool, dishwasher, elevator, on-site laundry and parking.

213/385-4751

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• 310/552-8064 • 274 LAFAYETTE PARK PL. Rooftop jacuzzi 1 Bdrm.+1 Bath with panoramic Single.+1 Bath city views. ••••••

————— Granite counter tops, stainCULVER CITY

less steel appliances, air conditioned, new • • hrwd. flrs., designer • Single • finishes, balcony, ceiling •• • fan, elevator, controlled • • •• access. Fitness ctr, yoga Pool, sauna, room, wi-fi, skyview intercom entry, lounge w/ outdoor fireelevator, on-site place, laundry facilities. laundry, parking. Easy freeway access All Utilities Paid. 213/382-102 1 310/841-2367

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CHANEL, HERMES, GUCCI, PRADA AND ALL HIGH-END DESIGNER HANDBAGS IN ADDITION TO

ALLIGATOR, CROCODILE AND EXOTIC SKINS. ALL NEW, USED OR VINTAGE.

TOP DOLLAR PAID Call 310/289-9561

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HANDBAGS FOR SALE HERMES Special Order BIRKIN BAG FOR SALE

201 S. B EVERLY D RIVE , B EVERLY H ILLS 310-550-5755

Brand New. Never Used. 35cm. HORSESHOE Stamp. Original Box+Receipt. Email For Details & Pics: london2626@hotmail.com

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ESTATE SALE

• FOR SALE • Collection of 16 Beautiful 20”x36” Original Oil Paintings

Recreations of Picasso, Cezanne & more.

Collection Needs A Good Home! Call: 310/466-0164

Conrad Collette

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ESTATE SALE Moving Company Unclaimed Storage Lots Sat. & Sun. 04/22+04/23 • 9-4pm We have household & office goods, furniture, clothing, rugs, paintings, etc.

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PRE-ESTATE SALE: ~ LUXURY ITEMS ~ Pair of 5 Light Antique “French Empire ” Ribbon Sconces Newly Refurbished & Rewired!

Pair of Antique French Griffin Brass Andirons Impressive & in Excellent Condition!

Saint Louis Crystal Gold “Thistle”

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Guest Editorial By Ann-Marie Froysaa AN ANXIOUS MOTHER TALKS ABOUT LIFE IN SCHOOLS OF THE LAUSD Half a decade ago, my family was introduced to a local charter school by our neighbor. We later learned that it was an “inclusive” school, meaning they had kids with all different ability levels in the same classroom. Students with special needs were not separated out for special classes. As far as I knew at that point, my kids were neurotypical – of average intelligence – and did not seem to have any physical limitations. So, this idea of “inclusion” was nice, but didn't mean much yet. I knew was there was a buzz about the school, but I was planning to send the kids to private school. After some research, I realized that this school has some of the happiest families and best scores in the neighborhood. We got in via a “lottery” and were told how lucky we were. I decided to send my first and then my second child there and now we've been there for five years. “How nice for children with disabilities to be able to be at school and mainstreamed with all children,” was my sentiment. I figured “they”had a lot to gain from that. At that point, I was sending my first child there for those great API scores. Well, I want to flip that sentiment on it's head. For the last five years, the beneficiary of being at this school has been… everyone, including me. Because being at an inclusive school creates an environment in which we are all compelled to reveal all of the big and small issues our kids deal with–diagnosed or not. We all learn about difference. It is maybe the safest space in which I've ever been. It was Special Education Week recently and it dawned on me to thank some kids and parents who deal with disabilities and differences on a daily basis. I want to thank them because I've learned so much from them and think that my family is better off for having them in our lives. Each one of the following pieces of gratitude represents a different, anonymous family we have encountered. When the child who kept sitting on my son Marley in kindergarten turned out to have sensory processing issues, we were able to talk that through and both the sitting on Marley and Marley's reaction improved. I no longer jumped to a conclusion that a kid was being unkind to my child. When a parent explained to me that it's better to carry the girl onto the bus rather than fight for a special bus that would accommodate her wheelchair - because then she got to sit with her friends, I understood clearly. When my son came home upset that they weren't giving a child time to answer the math questions and they “gave” the answer too quickly, I thought it was because maybe she couldn't do the math. After all, she doesn't have any speech. Then my son explained that she is “just as good” as him in math - and that's why he was mad. I was beaming with pride over him seeing way past her disability. When I laughed with another parent about how neurotypical children can be so darn annoying – and whiny and bratty – it showed me that we don't need to beat around the bush because there are no forbidden topics! When I realized the boy who couldn't talk at age 6 could actually read and communicate in such a beautiful way, I checked myself and my assumptions about developmental delays. When those little girls started pushing one girl’s wheelchair around and she hadn't asked them to - her mother stepped in and explained to them why that was not appropriate. I was listening too. You were not only teaching me why, but modeling how to address it with young kids. When my daughter started kindergarten and showed a fair amount of trepidation about students with special needs who looked or acted different - I knew I needed to lean in - and continue to unpack her fears. These parents and students taught me that. We are still working on it.

When a parent explained that sometimes the anxiety gets so bad that it manifests in ticks, I got it and knew to let it pass or calm their son down. When a parent asked everyone at the party to sing happy birthday “as quietly as we could” it made me re-evaluate the volume at which I now greet their son. When a boy at school hugs me and pulls me down into his wheelchair, and pulls my pony tail holder out because he wants my hair to be down, I let him. And it makes me smile. Even though sometimes I think I might need a “safe word!” When parents taught me about grief, I cried and admired their strength. When I read posts about the joys and the exhaustion of raising two children with autism, it helps me understand what other parents are going through - and my empathy levels go through the roof. When we are at a park or somewhere in public, my kids don't bat an eye when they see or play with adults or kids with disabilities. It is because of these families. And this beautiful place that the amazingly dedicated administration, teachers and parents all built and foster. I could go on and on. My entire family is better off because of this charter school. Please, if you don't get to often, go out of your way to understand those who are different from you. You will be rewarded in ways that you will cherish forever. This unique approach to education is hard to find in a typical LAUSD school. Charter schools are given the latitude and autonomy to have specialized programs - from inclusive education to language immersion, and STEM based curriculum. The charter system gets very little support from Steve Zimmer, current board member for District 4 in LAUSD. Under his leadership, several charter schools have met their demise. There are students whose schools were closed mid-year in 2017 - and several who have no school to go to next year. Parents are scrambling and many students are opting to take their GED and start junior college - robbed of their high school experience by a board who once approved their charter and then failed to support the school adequately. More recently, Zimmer just advocated to spend “Advocacy Resources” to pass a union-backed bill that would effectively allow the district to close high performing charter schools if they are considered to be a “financial strain.” Zimmer's practices leave no room for schools to shine and that is a disgrace. When I think of the positive ripple effect of schools like my charter school, it pains me to know that our charter can be pulled out from under us on any given year, leaving us scrambling too. After all, this is my community. There is a runoff election in May for District 4. Nick Melvion is running against Steve Zimmer, who simply has been unable to navigate the complicated LAUSD landscape for the past 8 years. Students have suffered and adults are frustrated. Nick Melvion is the type of candidate who will commit to our students above all else, not someone beholden to the unions at the expense of those children. I believe we can support unions and students simultaneously–and that strong unions and strong schools are not mutually exclusive. Quite frankly, I am tired of Steve Zimmer's empty promises, abstentions during voting (yes he does this often), and inability to find reasonable solutions. Let's give Nick a chance! Ann-Marie Froysaa

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Astrology By Holiday Mathis TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Apr. 21). Wanting well is an art. You want the highest and best for all involved, not just yourself. The year is marked by an attitude of flexibility that will allow you to make the most of circumstances and use the energy available instead of fighting against it. New work comes in July. Romantic love plays out like a dream. Scorpio and Sagittarius adore you. TAURUS (Apr. 20-May 20). In your mind, if relationships are a lot of work, it's a sign that the fit isn't good. Regardless, we can't always choose with whom we'll be interacting. Attaining new and better social skills will help matters greatly. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Meetings are on the agenda. They may not feel all that productive, but the point is to show up, see and be seen. This is about understanding the roles involved and the people who are going to play them. CANCER (June 22-July 22). That new project or person on your mind -- how exciting and irresistible! You are convinced about being better off pursuing this than doing what you used for fun. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). A little complaining between friends or colleagues can be a bonding experience, venting the bad energy and uniting the team. But constant complaining just compounds negativity. Steer clear of it. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Love is not something you can talk yourself into or create with an intellectual exercise. You may feel that you “should” love, but don't force the issue. It just doesn't work that way. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). The day is marked by an increased sense of purpose. Perhaps this is because many will be affected by your work. As you act on behalf of the group, you find success. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Your vessel will be affected by the wind and currents, but you're still ultimately the pilot of this ship. Grip the wheel and do your best with today's stormy seas. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). The first step to restoring the peace in your world will have to do with temperance. Go easy; do the things that contribute to your health. If there's a problem to clear up, you'll have the strength for it today. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You've had the kind of life turning points that were unexpected and out of your control, but mostly change happens because you make it happen. And here you go again! AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). It's as though today pulls back the stage curtain just enough to give you a peek at what's to come in a brand-new phase of your life. You'll like what you see. PISCES (Feb. 19-Mar. 20). You're not always your best counselor. In fact, you wouldn't even make the top-10 list today. Listen to many opinions. Right now, you're too close to (yet also, oddly, somewhat naive about) the subject. ARIES (Mar. 21-Apr.19). Recent stresses have you craving a little more reassurance that all is well. You may have to ask for it, as people will be so into their own parts of the story that they may not realize what others need and want.

POLICE BLOTTER

These crimes have been reported this week by BHPD. Streets indicated by block numbers. Losses (when known) are in brackets. ASSAULTS 04/10 100 S. Crescent Dr. 04/11 8500 Wilshire Bl. 04/12 Sunset Bl./Arden Dr. BURGLARIES 04/05 700 N. Camden Dr. 04/06 300 S. Rexford Dr. 04/09 100 N. Crescent Dr. 04/10 300 S. Swall Dr. ($15,000) 04/10 300 S. Wetherly Dr. 04/10 200 S. Robertson Bl. 04/11 400 N. Camden Dr. 04/11 600 N. Bedford Dr. 04/13 9000 Wilshire Bl. 04/13 300 S. Clark Dr. 04/14 500 N. Canon Dr. ($5,170) 04/15 500 N. Rodeo Dr. 04/15 500 N. Bedford Dr.

04/15 500 N. Rodeo Dr. ($3,882) 04/15 N. Rodeo Dr./Park Way 04/15 500 N. Canon Dr. ($430) 04/16 100 N. Canon Dr. 04/16 N. Canon Dr. ($2,980) GRAND THEFTS 12/30 9800 Wilshire Bl. 04/05 400 N. Oakhursst Dr. ($1,000) 04/08 700 Alpine Dr. ($14,750) 04/09 9600 S. Santa Monica Bl. ($1,650) 04/10 200 N. Palm Dr. ($3,095) 04/10 9800 Wilshire Bl. ($1,000) 04/10 700 Alta Dr. ($6,275) 04/09 8800 Burton Way ($22,500) 04/09 9500 Wilshire Bl. ($5,850) 04/12 400 N. Crescent Dr. ($4,250) 04/14 9600 Wilshire Bl ($4,910). 04/14 400 N. Palm Dr. ($4,250) 04/16 N. Rodeo Dr./Wilshire Bl. ($8,850)


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