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The Peninsula Beverly Hills was named Best Hotel in the United States. 4
Longtime Beverly Hills resident Dr. Mitchell Karlin died at age 88. 5
CELEBRATING 100 YEARS—Pictured above: R&B Legend Martha Reeves on stage at the Beverly Hills Centennial Block Party last Sunday on Rodeo Drive. Reeves sang Dancin’ In The Street and a crowd of thousands danced along on Rodeo Drive. Pictured right: An explosion of streamers fill the street as visitors enjoy the music, food and fun of Beverly Hills’ 100th birthday celebration. For more photos of the once-in-a-lifetime event see page 9. PASSING THE TO R C H — P i c t u r e d left: Outgoing Courier publisher Clif Smith and new Courier publisher Marcia Hobbs. Smith served as publisher of The Courier since 2004. Hobbs has been with The Courier for eight years.
The Centennial Youth Art conest winners announced yesterday. 5
The Thalians Gala honored Smokey Robinson last Saturday. 13 •Health & Wellness 10 •Arts & Entertainment 12 •Birthdays 20
Her Serene Highness Charlène of Monaco Was Presented With The Champion Of Children Award During The Colleagues Luncheon. She Is The Wife Of Albert II, Prince Of Monoco. Editorial from Rabbi Pressman AND MORE
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By Matt Lopez Beverly Hills is currently staring down the barrel of $126 million in unfunded pension liabilities, according to the latest financial report released by
the City. That number has risen dramatically since 2002, when the City posted a mere $2 million in unfunded liabilities. (see ‘UNFUNDED’ page 14)
Chamber Wants Taxpayer Courier Officially Sold To Paula Money For Its Own Website Kent Meehan; Marcia Wilson Hobbs Named Publisher The CouriBy Matt Lopez Escrow closed on the sale of the Beverly Hills Courier on Thursday, officially making Paula Kent Meehan the new owner of The Courier. Meehan, a well-known phi-
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City’s Unfunded Pension Liabilities Hit $126 Million
lanthropist and founder of Redken haircare, takes the reigns from Clif Smith, who has served as publisher since the San Marino Tribune Company purchased the newspaper from its founder March (see ‘COURIER SOLD’ page 16)
By Laura Coleman Under the guise of an enhanced ‘My Beverly Hills’ marketing campaign, the Beverly Hills Chamber of Commerce is once again asking the City
Council for $60,000 to at least in part bolster its new website, which debuted this week. On Wednesday, er attended the City (see ‘CHAMBER’ page 16)
Beverlywood homeowners blast L.A. City Officials on news Planning Commission will approve new JMB Realty development - full story on page 14.
Matt Damon, Charlize Theron, Tony Blair Share Wisdom at Milken Conference In Beverly Hills
M I L K E N — Pictured, clockwise from left: Matt Damon, Charlize Theron and Tony Blair at the Milken Conference in Beverly Hills.
By Laura Coleman In the wake of the World Bank’s announcement that China would become the world’s leading economic power this year, the 17th annual Milken Institute Global Conference, held this week at the Beverly Hilton, offered a resounding message throughout the four-day event that had somehow gotten lost in the previous years of global uncertainty - a message of hope. Over the course of the Beverly
Hills conference some 650 visionary panelists offered myriad insights and possibities into how to solve the world’s problems ranging from the disinvesment into education, infrastruction and posterity in the U.S. to international crises to the future of mining the solar system for global resources and colonizing a new environment. In the panel “The Future of Higher Education,” University of (see ‘MILKEN’ page 14)
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BHHS student Sara Rodier stars in new CBS sitcom Bad Teacher. 4
YO U N G AT HEART — Oscar de la Renta showcased his 2014 Fall Collection during the 26th A n n u a l Colleagues Springtime Luncheon, where he previewed his designs for the chic young crowd. For more photos, see George Christy’s column on page 6.
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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING DATE: May 16, 2014 TIME: 10:00 AM LOCATION: Commission Meeting Room 280A Beverly Hills City Hall 455 North Rexford Drive Beverly Hills, CA 90210 This is to give notice that on Friday, May 16, 2014, the City will hold a public hearing beginning at 10:00 AM to consider: Hillside R-1 Permit to allow the cumulative floor area onortheNecessity site to exceed A request for a determination of Public Convenience to 15,000 square feet. In the Hillside Area, the cumulative floor area for allow the sale of alcohol (beer, wine, and wine tasting) from the all structures onlocated a site, including area of Monica all basements on that (HĂŠritage site, may not property at 9400 the S. Santa Boulevard exceed 15,000 square feet without the approval of a Hillside R-1 Permit. Fine Wines). Pursuant to Section 23958.4 of the California Business Theand existing structures on the site contain a total cumulative floor area Professions Code, the City of Beverly Hills is required to make a of 32,632 square feet.asThe proposedallowing accessorythe structure contain a total determination to whether sale of would alcohol from the of 2,276 square feet. If approved, the total cumulative floor area on the subject location would serve the public convenience or necessity. site would be approximately 34,908 square feet, exceeding the This project has been assessed in accordance with the authority and criteria contained in the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), the State CEQA Guidelines, and the environmental regulations of the City. The project qualifies for a Class 1 Categorical Exemption for minor alterations to an existing commercial building, and the project has been determined not to have a significant environmental impact and is exempt from the provisions of CEQA. Any interested person may attend the meeting and be heard or present written comments to the City. According to Government Code Section 65009, if you challenge the Cityâ€™s action in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the City, either at or prior to the public hearing. If there are any questions regarding this notice, please contact Andre Sahakian, Associate Planner in the Planning Division at (310) 285-1127, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Copies of the application and associated materials are on file in the Community Development Department, and can be reviewed by any interested person at 455 North Rexford Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210. Sincerely, Andre Sahakian, Associate Planner
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Beverly Hills Relay For Life Comes To El Rodeo Saturday
BHUSD ELEMENTARY HONOR CHOIR–Ariella Ahdout, Mia Bermudas, Marina Buendia, Jayden Bulexa, Amanda Chong, Hannah Chung, Kate Chung, Justine Cohan, Mae Cohen, Josephine Cosmosse, Aydin Dadvand, Lara Davies, Shayna Eastman, Celeste Emein, Nora Enaya, Sophie Esmaeilzadeh, Parsa Farnad, Sunny Felix, Scottie Frankel, Lucas Fuhrer, Ariella Gad, Jacob Getty, Aviva Gornick, Gabriel Green, Carolyn Grijalva, Sawyer Grijalva, Maryann Han, Nikki Iv, Naomi Jeng, Lauren Kadosh, Julia Kamara, Yasmin Kamara, Yarden Keinan, Claire Kim, Rachel Kim, Michelle Labib, Christina Lee, Vivien Lee, Kali Matlock, Riley Mehdizadeh, Maya Mejia, Alyssa Miller, Haley Miller, Shannon Miller, Alexis Nagler, Alexander Olynick, Jennifer Ortiz, Stephanie Ortiz, Miles Platt, Jordan Poltorak, Daniel Rabkin, Kelly Reyes, Dorsa Samouha, Juan Pablo Sanchez, Paola Santos, Nahal Sarafian, Alyssa Schwartz, Rachael Shabanian, Naomi Shleifer, Eva Simon, Vittoria Spadafora, Betaneya Tammera, Ryan Timmerman, Evie Vangelatos, Esther Wolchin, Katelyn Won and Isabelle Yoo. Not Pictured: Hannah Sokolovsky.
68-Member Beverly Hills Honor Choir Earns Gold Medal At Forum Festival At Fullerton College By Laura Coleman The Beverly Hills Honor Choir won Gold last Friday for its performance at the Forum Festival at Fullerton College The 68-member team,
made up of 4th and 5th grade students from all four BHUSD schools, was judged on areas of choral performance according to the national music standards.
Originally designed as a feeder program to get students passionate about choral music in anticipation of entering (see ‘HONOR CHOIR’ page 16)
Beverly Hills City Council To Take Up Dog Park Discussion On Its Tuesday Meeting Agenda By Laura Coleman Beverly Hills furry residents may soon have something exciting to bark about, thanks to Mayor Lili Bosse, who is putting the possible City
dog park on the May 6 City Council agenda. “Having a dog park in the right location would add to the quality of life experience that our residents enjoy by living
here,” Bosse told The Courier. The current proposed location is the City-owned property at the corner of Foothill and Alden. The site is currently (see ‘DOG PARK’ page 14)
PURSES FOR PEACE– At the Walk to End Genocide, 18-year-old Maya Steinberg sells gently used purses to raise funds for JWW’s Solar Cooker Project, serving over 100,000 Darfur women by providing a safe alternative emery source that allows women and girls to avoid the danger of leaving their refugee camps to find fuel. “We are focused on social action,” said Greer. “Never again.” The Walk to End Genocide was followed by the afternoon program for Yom Hashoa, the Day of Holocaust Commemoration at the L.A. Museum of the Holocaust.
By Laura Coleman This year’s annual Relay for Life, a walk-a-thon to support the American Cancer Society, returns to Beverly Hills on Saturday at El Rodeo school from noon to 9 p.m. Now in its sixth year, the Beverly Hills tribute to reminds us that those lost to can-
was named a California Distinguished School. State Superintendent of Education Tom Torlakson yesterday named 424 public elementary schools as recipients of the coveted award for innovative approaches to improving stu-
By Laura Coleman The Beverly Hills High School Chamber and Concert Orchestras nabbed Gold and Silver, respectively, at last Friday’s Forum Music Festival, held at Plummer Auditorium at Fullerton Union HS in Fullerton California. “It is no surprise that the efforts that Mr. (Bill) Bradbury (BHHS Orchestra teacher) and his students continue to put forth have once again been duly recognized and are an ex-
ROBOTICS–The Beverly Hills High Robotics Team had a strong showing this week at the First Robotic Competition in St. Louis. Pictured (from left): Cole Hackbarth, John Levin, Camila Monchini, Randy Schmidt, and Garrett Foreman (on the field drivers).
ample of this district at its best,” Board of Education Noah Margo told The Courier. Both ratings are given based on a national average with Gold representing an ensemble performing at the top 10 percent level of comparable ensemble and Silver the top 20 percent. BHHS Juniors Mai Fukata and Alexandra Lee each received “Outstanding Musician” awards.
Refunds for Taste of Beverly Hills Sunday’s event was so successful that some vendors ran out of food. To request a refund call Heather McCallum at the Donahue Group at (323) 769-3600, ext. 2. The Donahue Group may request the tickets be returned to verify quantity. A refund check from the Rodeo Drive Committee will then be issued to the individual.
ARBOR DAY–The City of Beverly Hills celebrated Arbor Day Friday, planting a tree in Roxbury Park. Back row (from left): Rec and Parks Commissioners Frances Bilak and Susan Gersh, Chair Howard Rosoff, Councilmember John Mirisch, Commissioner Robert Anderson, and Vice Mayor Julian A. Gold. Front row from left-to-right: L.A. County Foresters Kim Kelly and Samantha Conn, Mayor Lili Bosse, Vice Chair Simone Friedman, and Beverly Hills Urban Forest Manager, Ken Pfalzgraf
Beverly Hills High Student Stars On CBS-TV’s Bad Teacher BAD TEACHER– Sara Rodier (right) stars as Lily on Bad Teacher Tuesdays at 9:30 p.m. on CBS-TV.
dent learning. The winners include 99 in L.A. County, including two in San Marino, four in Manhattan Beach and nine in Palos Verdes. Hawthorne is the only BHUSD school named. (see ‘HAWTHORNE’ page 16)
(see ‘RELAY FOR LIFE’ page 16)
Beverly Hills High Orchestras Win Big At Forum Music Festival
Hawthorne Named California Distinguished School By Laura Coleman For the first time in years, Beverly Hills Unifed School District can boast a new level of excellence, thanks to Wednesday’s announcement by the California Department of Education that Hawthorne
cer will never be forgotten and that those who face cancer will always be supported, kicks off at noon with the Survivor Lap where cancer survivors will be draped in shirts and medals. The event conclude at 9 p.m. with the “Luminaria” ceremony when the track will be filled
By Matt Lopez If starring in a nationally televised sitcom didn’t sound cool enough, imagine doing so while still in high school. That dream became a reality for Beverly Hills teenager Sara Rodier last week, when her new CBS sitcom Bad Teacher finally premiered. Bad Teacher is the small screen adaption of the 2011
film starring Cameron Diaz and Justin Timberlake. The show, centered around a newly-divorced trophy wife Meredith (Ari Graynor) who becomes a middle school teacher at a school full of “rich kids’ in an attempt to find her next husband, has been drawing rave reviews. Rodier boasts one of the (see ‘BAD TEACHER’ page 14)
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10th Go Red Fundraiser Comes To Beverly Wilshire Next Friday By Laura Coleman The 10th annual heart health fundraising event, Go Red for Women luncheon, is Friday, May 9, at The Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons. Chaired by Gail Becker, this year’s keynote speaker will be Janet Evans, four-time Olympic Gold Medalist in distance freestyle swimming. Heart disease is the num-
PRIME PRIMA–Prima is a 6-month-old, 8-pound, beautiful Toy Poodle rescued by ShelterHopePetShop.org. Those interested adopting Prima may call Shelter Hope at 805-3793538 or contact Kira Lorsch at 4Dogs@ RHLGroup.com.
SOCCER CHAMPIONS–The Beverly Hills AYSO Boys Under 10 Development team won the championship at the Founders Cup Tournament in Torrance this past weekend. As the youngest boys’ team at Beverly Hills, this was its very first championship, following a second place win at the Apricot Jam Tournament in Moorpark two weeks earlier. In the picture (from left) front: Yosha Reiss; second row: Jesse LaMon, Brandon Brooks, Alex Manavi, Connor Saul, Liel Yosian, Edward Davis, Royden Sabar, Gal Cohavy and Christopher Levinger; back: Coaches Didier Reiss and Offer Cohavy.
Longtime Beverly Hills Resident Dr. Mitchell Karlan Dead At 86 By Laura Coleman Services were held this week at Hillside Memorial Park for Beverly Hills’ Dr. Mitchell Karlan, M.D., who passed away on April 24 surrounded by his family. He was 86. Born in Cleveland, Ohio, after graduating from high school he enlisted in the Air Force and rose to the rank of lieutenant. He graduated sum-
Greystone Mansion To Host Concours D’Elegance Sunday
ma cum laude in 2 1/2 years from Ohio State University, where he was named valedictorian of his class. There, he met his future wife, Judith Tyroler. Karlan then earned his medical degree from Harvard Medical School. Five years later, after interning at the University of California, San (see ‘DR. MITCHELL KARLAN’ page 16)
Dr. Mitchell Karlan CENTENNIAL YOUTH ART–Centennial Youth Art committee members and judges get ready for the Centennial Youth Art Contest. Pictured (from left): are judges Macey Lipman, Mary Apick Yari, and Claudia Deutsch; cochairs Annette Saleh and Sharon Nazarian; judges Mayor Lili Bosse, and Zale Richard Rubins; and co-chair Dr. Brian Goldberg.
Beverly Hills Centennial Youth Art Contest Entries Now On Display At City Hall Through Sunday By Courier Staff Winners for the Centennial Youth Art Contest were announced yesterday at City Hall. Entries are on display today through Sunday in the Municipal Art Gallery at City Hall. Winners included: Barrett Epstein, Liza Freiberg, Eric Fram, and David Isaacman for
Visual Arts; Sarah Lepkowitz, Benjamin Liker, and Macelyn Morris for Photography; and Paxton Clark for Film. “This is a great way to involve the students in the Centennial Celebration,” Board of Education VP and Judge Brian Goldberg told The Courier. The contest featured art
ber one killer of women. Nationally, 43 million women are living with heart disease. “We are giving women a reason to take their own heart health seriously,” Becker told The Courier. The event kicks off at 10:30 a.m., followed by a luncheon at noon. Visit http://lagoredluncheon.ahaeve nts.org for more information.
inspired by the theme, “Beverly Hills 100 - What it Means to Me.” Contestants included youths from aged 5-18 years of age from Beverly Hills schools and from Beverly Hills’ Sister City Herzliya, Israel. For the full list of winners, including all second and third place winners in each division, visit www.bhcourier.com. END OF WATCH–The L.A. Police Protective League and the Eagle & Badge Foundation unveiled the End of Watch Memorial Wall, with the names of the 206 officers who have died in the line of duty.Pictured (from left): the Artist, Timothy Lampros, Eagle & Badge VP Arthur M Kassel, LAPD Chief Charlie Beck, LAPPL President Tyler Izen, E&B Treasurer Kristi Eckard, E&B President Peter Repovich and E&B Chairman Aaron Straussner, Esq.
By Victoria Talbot Greystone mansion will host the Concours D’Elegance Sunday featuring an exhibition of 175 vintage, classic automobiles and motorcycles, including the 60th Anniversary of the Porsche Speedster and the 50th Anniversary of the Ford
Mustang. Approximately two-dozen Porsches will be on view, including the very last one produced. Mustangs will include the Shelby GTs and Cobra competition cars. (see ‘CONCOURS page 16)
MATH TOURNAMENT–These El Rodeo fifth grade students participated in the Culver City e=mc2 Math Tournament. Students were awarded certificates at the El Rodeo PTA Meeting. Pictured (from right): Sarah Rosenblum teacher and students Ben Maizes. Olivia Maizes, Dylan Torbati, Jacob Lee, Nicholas Cohen, Principal Kevin Painter, PTA Co-Presidents Marjaneh Manavi and Jodi Galen.
Celebrate Mother’s Day In Style At Many Beverly Hills Hotels By Laura Coleman Treat the special lady in your life, your mother, to something decadent this year for Mother’s Day, by visiting visiting a luxurious hotel in Beverly Hills. The Peninsula Beverly Hills offers a Spa Mother’s Day AN AWARD FOR LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT– David S. Wesley, presiding judge of the Los Angeles County Superior Court presents the 2014 Criminal Courts Bar Association Lifetime Achievement Award to Beverly Hills attorney Jay Jaffe.
Indulgence package and the decadent Mother’s Day threecourse dining menu in The Belvedere. The “Indulgence”package includes a classic manicure and pedicure for two followed by afternoon tea for two in The Living (see ‘CELEBRATE’ page 16)
Van Cleef and Arpels' Alain Bernard with emcee Angie Harmon
Barbera Thornhill, Oscar de la Rentaâ€™s Boaz Mazur with Debbie Lanni
Reese Witherspoon presented the award
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Constance Towers-Gavin and Carol Biondi
HSH Princess CharlĂ¨ne of Monaco was presented with the Champion of Children Award during the Colleagues 26th Spring Luncheon featuring the 2014 fall fashions of Mary Milner, Lauren King and Ginny Sydorick Oscar de la Renta at The Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons
Dr. Reza Jarrahy and Geena Davis
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John Carrabino and Carolyn Powers
Gary Pudney with sister Judith Laurence
Alexandra Dwek and Wendy Burch
Colleagues President Travis Kranz
Katharine Ross and Mary Martin
Anne and Franklin Johnson
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With Patioworld’s Exclusive Designs, A Home’s Outside Is As Beautiful As The Inside At Patioworld, shoppers find the largest selection of exclusive high-quality outdoor furnishings and accessories anywhere in California. “We'll help you create that unique look for your outdoor living space, with comfort and quality guaranteed to last,” says Roxanne Turnblom-Lyons, VP/managing director. “Plus, all the furniture you’ll see in our showrooms is in stock and ready for immediate delivery.” Showrooms feature an extensive assortment of exclusive products made under Patioworld’s own private label. In 2001, the company launched The Patioworld Classics Collection—a brand of outdoor furniture designed exclusively for customers, only from Patioworld. “The distinctive collections are designed by award-winning designers, produced by the world’s leading manufacturers, and personally customized by our team of expert buyers to bring you the latest in cutting-edge trends from around the world,” says Lyons. “We are committed to ensuring that every piece of furniture produced under our private
label is of the highest standard and quality.” Patioworld also carries a wide range of products from well-known luxury outdoor furniture suppliers from around the world—including Brown Jordan, Tropitone, Gloster and more. Plus there are one-of-a-kind accessories—ranging from Buddha head busts to faux greenery—to compliment any living space or design style. Delivery is available for most California locations—which includes assembly, set up, placement, and removal of all packaging material. Patioworld showrooms’ experienced staffs deliver outstanding customer service. “Our designers will help you make your outdoors as beautiful as your indoors,” says Lyons. With nearby locations in Fountain Valley, Thousand Oaks and Woodland Hills, Patioworld’s 10th California store is set to open by the end of the month on Pasadena’s Colorado Boulevard. For more information, call 888-77PATIO and visit www.Patioworld.net.
TO SEE AND BE SEEN
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T H E FA S H I O N O F B E V E R LY H I L L S HONORING ACCEPTANCE –The Menorah Foundation & The Armenian Film Foundation joined together on April 24 at the Beverly Hills home of Mary Apick for “An Evening of Remembrance for the Genocides of the 20th Century.” The evening remembered and honored those who were lost in the Holocaust and the Armenian Genocide. Pictured: Internationally award winning actress and human right activist Mary Apick (center), with international pop singers, husband and wife, Andy and Shani.
Photo by Ali Khosravi
BEVERLY HILLS WELCOMES FARBOD BARSUM– A ribbon-cutting with Vice Mayor Julian Gold and Farbod Barsum this week officially rolled out the red carpet for the ultra-luxury handbags and accessories boutique. The Beverly Hills-based design house redefines luxury leather by using sustainably-sourced exotic skins made in the USA and dyed chrome-free. “Our handbags boast the softest and most supple skins,” said Barsum.“The sources of our materials are sustainably harvested and farmed. A pool of talented craftsmen skilled enough to work on this level of design with these materials results in handcrafted wearable art.” The boutique is located at 9456 Dayton Way.
POOL PARTY–Oliverio’s 2nd Annual Sorprendente is this Thursday, from 6 to 10 p.m. The poolside food festival, hosted by Executive Chef Mirko Paderno, will feature fresh Italian cuisine, artisanal food purveyors, local wineries and live entertainment. Throughout the evening, Angelenos will enjoy bottomless cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, pasta and seafood, and live head-to-head chef challenges all while mingling under the stars at the Avalon Beverly Hills hotel on May 8.
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The Beverly Hills Centennial Block Party Courier Photos by Victoria Talbot, Photos by Zale Richard Rubens
Luxe Hotel owner Efrem Harkham, Councilmember John Mirisch, Vice Mayor Dr. Julian Gold, Councilmember Nancy Krasne with Vincent Mirisch
Lee and Jona Willis
Suzanne Hertfelder and Beverly Hills Historian Phil Savenick
Vice Mayor Julian Gold, Recreation and Parks Commissioner Francis Bilak, Dorian and Maddie Bilak
The crowd was estimated to be 15-20,000 people at the event
Mayor Lili Bosse and Motown Star Martha Reeves get into the groove on stage Recreation and Parks Commissioner Robbie Anderson
Luxe Rodeo General Manager Marcus Meuller and his wife, Pastry Chef Sally Camacho Mueller A cake in the shape of City Hall served guests 15,000 slices
Performer Miguel Herrera, Karla Gordy Bristol, Motown songwriter Janie Bradford, Claudette Robinson, Tamla Robinson and Producer Mickey Stevenson
A young reveler is â€œDancing in the Streetsâ€?
The Courier Girls distribute programs to partygoers
Laura Margo, Sharon Persovski, School Board VP Brian David Goldberg, School Board President Noah Margo and Rose Kaiserman, Esther Goldberg, Ari Goldberg, Sophia Goldberg
33rd District Congressional Candidate Wendy Greuel
Brenda and Zale Richard Rubins
Gary Guittard, Celebrity pastry chef Donald Wressell, President of the Rodeo Drive Committee Jim Jahant
Serving cake to a line of guests that stretched down the block
Larry Ziff, Rosemary Hilb, Roger Matlin,Tanaz Akhlagh, Kimberly Vinokur Reiss, Ben Reiss stand in front of an historic photograph of The Beverly Hills Hotel
15,000 slices of cake were served
Two Ferris Wheels added to the fun.
Ed Brown, Joe Tilem, Vicky ReynoldsPepper, Les Bronte, Linda Brown
Fireworks displays ended the perfect day
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RUNNING FOR HOPE—TV producer and philanthropist Melissa Rivers (co-star of the WE tv show Joan & Melissa) served as the Goodwill Ambassador at Our House Grief Support Center’s Run for Hope in West Los Angeles on Sunday. Rivers is the official spokesperson for the organization, a cause she is passionate about after experiencing the death of her father while in college. She helped the non-profit raise $170,000 for the event with 1,200 attendees. The organization’s mission is to provide grief support services, education and resources. Pictured (from left) are: Sheri Rapaport (board chair); Michele Prince (executive director); Rivers; Jessica Krell (director of development); and Tiffany Cannis (board member).
Safe Passage’s Gala To Honor ‘Courageous’ Trio To raise awareness and support for domestic violence survivors, Safe Passage will celebrate its 14th annual fundraiser honoring community members who’ve worked for the cause from 1-2:30 p.m., Sunday, May 4 at the Montage Beverly Hills, 225 N. Cañon Dr. • Author, talk show host, activist and philanthropist Holly Robinson Peete will receive the Woman Crowned in Glory Award. • Jarrett Arthur, founder of Mothers Against Malicious Acts. (M.A.M.A.) will receive the Courageous Woman Award.
• Peter H. Grossman, director of the Grossman Burn Centers and president of the Los Angeles Society of Plastic Surgeons will receive the Courageous Man Award. The charity helps domestic survivors find jobs, homes, and family health. Since survivor Trish Steele founded the organization in 2000, it has helped more than 1,500 women and children; and receives at least 60 calls a month. For information on the organization and the gala, visit SafePassageLives.org.
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M E D I C I N E , H E A LT H & W E L L N E S S
Tool To Determine Place Of Origin To Help Determine Ethnicities’ Drug Risk, Sensitivity Biogeographical data is useful in screening for disease risk and drug sensitivity associated with certain ethnic groups. A team of researchers, including an investigator from Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) has developed a tool to accurately identify the biogeography of worldwide individuals. Tatiana Tatarinova, PhD, of CHLA’s Saban Research Institute; Eran Elhaik, PhD, of the University of Sheffield and colleagues developed an admixturebased Geographic Population Structure (GPS) tool that uses genetic distribution and geographical distance to determine place of origin, specifically the country, or in some cases, the village of origin. Their study was published in this week’s journal Nature Communications . “We were surprised by the simplicity and precision of this method,” said Tatarinova, who is also an associate professor of Research Pediatrics at USC’s Keck School of Medicine. Using a database of worldwide populations, investigators developed a dataset of genetically diverse reference populations that have been geographically localized for centuries. With the GPS tool, investigators were able to take unknown samples, identify the proportions of admixture—meaning, genetic characteristics specific to certain ethnic groups that were combined because of events like migration or invasion—and then calculate the distance to the nearest
known population that shares the same admixture signature, to identify place of origin. According to the researchers, in ethnically diverse regions like the U.S., where many Dr. Tatiana Tatarinova people know only a few generations of their descendants, this kind of screening has important medical implications. Discovery of a certain genotype might indicate the potential for a genetic disease and suggest that diagnostic testing be done. Also, as scientists learn more about personalized medicine, there is evidence that specific genotypes respond differently to medications-making this information useful when selecting the most effective therapy and appropriate dosing. Genetic diseases are not the only driving force behind the development of GPS, according to Tatarinova. With a growing interest in genealogy, more and more individuals are seeking information on their ancestral roots. Tatarinova has developed the website www.prosapia.org to allow anyone who previously obtained a DNA genotype to use the GPS tool to find their country or even village of origin.
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On Dancing In The Aisles; Strong Families, No Tower Of Hope Gala May 7 To Matter Their Makeup, Result In Happy Children Honor Julian Gold, Randall Katz Q, Dear Dr. Fran: We have been working with my 8-year-old son on appropriate behavior. We have talked with him about not dancing in the aisles at church; but the older women in the congregation egg him on. How can I politely ask them to back me up in front of my son instead of undermining me? I am hoping to raise a respectful man here, not a boy child. Jonelle A. A. Dear Jonelle: I understand your feelings of being undermined by these women; but, in fact, you may be giving them too much power. You are the parent and must position yourself as a higher authority than the women at church. It’s a good idea to consider why your son feels the impulse to dance in the aisles at church. Is he seeking attention? Could it be hard for him to sit still? Is he bored by the sermon? Might he be defying your rules? Try to explore the root cause of his disinhibition. Then, set up a positive incentive program with your 8-year-old. Tell him if he can demonstrate good sitting from beginning to end in church you will treat him to lunch after the service and “he” will choose the restaurant. Give him permission to tap his foot in rhythm to the choir singing music when he feels like moving. If he cannot control himself and he gets up to dance in the aisles, take him out of church until the music stops. Be sure that your attitude is calm and non-judgmental. A + B = C. If you disrupt in church, you must leave. When the singing stops, go back in and try again. If you have to take him out he loses lunch in the restaurant, but gets another chance to earn it next Sunday. Keep it positive and praise every increment toward expected appropriate behavior. Q. Dear Dr. Fran: I’m a single mom raising my 4 year-son. It’s just the two of us. Do you think he has a chance of growing up just as happy as other kids who have a mom, dad, and siblings? Roberta F.
Dr. Fran Walfish Answers Your Questions A. Dear Roberta, I have long speculated the same findings of a new study published just this week that states: “It doesn’t matter whether a child lives with a single parent or two bio parents, or with a parent and a stepparent—as long as the family relationship is strong the child will be happy. Good relationships with siblings, no bullying at school also contribute.” To be a good parent, one must be comfortable balancing two things at the same time—love/nurture and limits/boundaries. Each parent must be emotionally available to the child with continuity (no breaches or disruptions caused by travel or regular fighting). Emotionally available means the parent follows the child’s lead with interest and curiosity and praises every increment in the child toward his or her autonomy and independence. Always remember tip #1—Be kind to your child. That’s a given to most of us, but we are living in stressful times. People are tugged in many different directions with tight financial strains and overhead. Don’t make your child pay the price. It is also important to recognize that every boy and girl wants (and needs) a male and female influence to identify with a respected idealized samesex figure. If there is no father in the home, sign your child up for Big Brothers of America or encourage your child to develop and build a relationship with an uncle, grandfather, or coach to complete his own male self-identification.
Dr. Fran Walfish is the author of The Self-Aware Parent at www.DrFranWalfish.com. Send questions to email@example.com.
By John L. Seitz Beverly Hills-based Tower Cancer Research Foundation (TCRF) will honor City Councilmember Dr. Julian A. Gold and resident Randall Katz, May 7, at its Tower of Hope gala in The Beverly Hilton. The foundation has been called the cancer patient’s greatest ally since 1996 as a boutique cancer research entity maximizing the impact of donor-investors. TCRF accelerates development of cancer
treatments, improves patient access to new agents and methodologies, and provides support and educational programs for patients and families. Dr. Gold is co-chairman of the Department of Anesthesiology at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Katz, a TCRF boardmember, is CEO of Milestone Entertainment and board chair of UCLA’s Jonsson Cancer Center Foundation. For tickets, call 310-2881755 or visit: www.towercancer.org.
ABCs Sets Annual Pre-Mother’s Day Luncheon To Benefit JWCI By John L. Seitz The Associates for Breast and Prostate Cancer Studies (ABCs) is presenting its annual Mother’s Day luncheon May 7 in the Four Seasons on Doheny Drive. Singer/songwriter Toni Braxton and actor Morris Chestnut will be honored at the event which benefits breast and prostate cancer research at the John Wayne Cancer Institute at Providence St. John’s Health Center. Special guests include
Carlton Gebbia of The Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills and actress/model Nicole Murphy with KFI’s Lisa Ann Walters hosting. There will be luxury boutiques and an informal show by Mark Zunino, according to event co-chairs Beverly Cohen and Sheri Rosenblum. Gloria Gebbia is president of the ABCs. Individual tickets are $150 with tables at $1,450. For information, call 323-904-4400 or visit www.abcjw.com.
Jewish Family Service To Salute Dr. Lee Lainer At Awards Dinner awards dinner, By John L. Seitz Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles will May 12, in The honor Lee Lainer, Ph.D. for her 25 years as a Beverly Hilton. Special member of the JFS Board of Directors at its 21st recognition will also be given Dorothy and Ozzie Goren, and Lillian Raphael, according to dinner chairs Shana Passman, and Anita and Stanley Hirsh. Dr. Lainer began and developed the first JFS public relations committee and has been instrumental in the advancement and support of its counseling programs. JFS began in the hills of Chavez Ravine as the Hebrew Benevolent Society, and now has offices and service locations throughout the region. For tickets, donation information and event sponsorship packages, contact Remy Bender Glick at 213-260-7921 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
ARTS & E N T E RTA I N M E N T Pat Boone Celebrity Roast To Mark Library Friends Birthday, Benefit Ryan’s Research Pat Boone will be the subject of a “Celebrity Roast,” beginning with a 5 p.m. VIP reception on Sunday, June 1 at The Beverly HIlton. Hollywood names including Larry King, Norm Crosby, Shirley Jones, Rich Little and Louise Duart, will roast Boone “Dean Martin”-style to celebrate his 80th birthday. Proceeds will go to Ryan’s Reach, The Ryan Corbin Foundation for Brain Injury. Ryan, who is Pat and Shirley Boone’s first grandchild,
suffered a traumatic b r a i n i n j u r y (TBI) in 2001 and the foundation is named in his honor. Because Ryan is Pat Boone financially secure, all donations to Ryan’s Reach go to the care of others. The charity is dedicated to the rehabilitation, retraining and support of those who have suffered a serious brain injury. A goal of the organization is to establish a group home for TBI survivors. According to the organization: “The vision is to provide a safe and comfortable environment for families to leave their brain injured loved ones for hours or days at a time, being assured they would be properly cared for.” The program and show begin at 6 p.m. For ticket and sponsorship information, visit patboonecelebrityroast.com or contact Victoria Corbin, 949412-5040 or email@example.com.
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BH Rocker Steve Cooke To Help To Host Columnist Launch BritWeek Tomorrow Patt Morrison
Columnist, author, producer and broadcast commentator Patt Morrison will be the featured speaker Wednesday, May 7, at the annual general meeting of Friends of the Beverly Hills Public Library. Open to the public, the meeting will begin at 10:30 p.m. in the Municipal Gallery of the City Hall, 455 N Rexford Dr. With two shared Pulitzer Prizes, six Emmys, 10 Golden Mikes, and countless professional achievements and civic honors to her credit, Morrison has been a leading figure in West Coast journalism for more than 20 years with the Los Angeles Times. In addition to hosting longrunning programs on KCET and KPCC, Morrison has offered commentaries on National Public Radio’s Morning Edition and the BBC. Friends President Jean Rosenblatt noted: “Patt brings a thoughtful, original viewpoint to any subject, and her lively style makes her a terrific speaker. Our meetings attract passionate readers, and they are sure to find this year’s event especially rewarding.”
Beverly Hills rocker Steve entirely on his 12 string guitars. His current release Change Cooke will kick off Brit Week with a concert tomorrow from is Gonna Come, is playing on 7:30-10:45 p.m. at Molly German radio and is featured Malone’s, 575 S. Fairfax Ave. on the US FMQB radio hit disc Cooke will be joined by a and enjoying national airplay. group of well-known British “I love soul and gospel; musicians (TBA) for his 2-hour show. BritWeek was founded in L.A. in 2007 by Nigel Lythgoe and Consul General Bob Peirce to highlight the creative fusion between the United Kingdom and Steve Cooke California. Every Spring, BritWeek Sam Cooke is a huge inspirahosts a program of events that tion and I’m truly blessed to be promote British creativity, inno- a part of this new rock/soul renvation and excellence in dition of his song,” said Cooke. California across multiple cateFor tickets to the show, visit gories including film and tele- http://stevecooke.ticketleap.co vision, music, art, fashion, m/STEVE-COOKE-BRITWEEKdesign, retail, sport, philanthro- ROCKN-ROLL-NIGHT/. py, business and more. For more information on British American resident BritWeek, visit www.britweek. Cooke’s show will feature a org/events/?city=los+angeles&s body of work, composed kip=3"\.
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The Thalians 2014
The Thalians honored Smokey Robinson with a lifetime achievement award at its 56th annual gala Saturday at the House of Blues on the Sunset Strip. The Margie and Robert E. Petersen Foundation committed $500,000, which was matched by The Thalians for a donation of $1 Million to UCLA’s Operation Mend, which provides returning military personnel with severe medical injuries access to the nation's top plastic and reconstructive surgeons, as well as comprehensive medical and mental-health support for the wounded and their families. Guy Sebastian, “Cheech” and Natasha Marin, Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr., Florence LaRue and AKNU were among the evening’s performers.
Thalians co-founder Ruta Lee, Thalians President Dr. Irwin Lehrhoff, Smokey Robinson, event co-chairs & generous donors Kira and Bob Lorsch
Singer Guy Sebastian
Florence Henderson Seanne Murray (Opportunity Builders, LLC) and Kerry Gordy (son of Berry Gordy)
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Teen Wolf’s Aaron Hendry and Emma Bell “Cheech” and Natasha Marin of Dallas
Kato Kaelin and KCAL TV Personality TV’s Leyna Nguyen Laura MacKenzie
UCLA Operation Mend Army Specialist Joseph Paulk
R&B Trio AKNU from TV’s The X-Factor: Rayne, Marquis Henri and Mark Scott
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starring roles playing Lily, a family friend of Meredith’s who gives her the idea to begin teaching at Lily’s school. “They both kind of benefit off each other,” Rodier told .. “They give each other advice on situations. Lily brings out the soft part of Meredith. They really have a great relationship.” Rodier, who is currently on independent studies through
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leased as a staging area by tree vendor West Coast Arborists. “If the community agrees, this location provides easy access to parking, great walkability from many areas of the City, has no noise, traffic or parking impacts and is being proposed on land that the community already owns that is currently available for public use and enjoyment,” Bosse said. A proposal for the City’s first dog park has been a long time coming, but figuring out just where to locate the canine play area has addled policy makers and community members who have still not achieved consensus. Staff and the Recreation and Parks Commission have formally discussed the concept of an off-leash dog area on five past occasions between Feb.
Beverly Hills High School, says she had been dabbling in acting for about two years before landing this big break. Rodier says she was bit by the “acting bug” after she did a play about two summers ago. "It’s pretty awesome how this is all happening. It’s an experience I’ve always wanted to have,” Rodier said. “I think the comedy on this show is really amazing. It’s so funny, everyone is going to crack up when they watch it.” Bad Teacher is on CBS Tuesdays at 9:30 p.m. 23, 2010 and Feb. 25, 2014. Staff also presented the topic to City Council on three occasions between Oct. 23, 2012 and Feb. 5, 2013. In February 2013, the City Council scrapped plans to house an open space for dogs on an underutilized croquette court at Roxbury Park, despite widespread support for that location. “A City dog park for Beverly Hills is a no-brainer,” said Bill Crowe, director, The Pet Care Foundation / PETS 90210. “There are so many dog people in this City. All you have to do is look around and you'll see literally hundreds of people walking their dogs in this City. They need a place to take them where they can run and play. This is the perfect location, size and it's time to do it.” Community members are encouraged to come to Tuesday’s City Council meeting at 7 p.m. to voice their opinions.
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An unfunded pension liability is essentially an amount by which future pension obligations exceed the present funds available to fund them. City Treasurer Eliot Finkel said a number of factors come into play when considering Beverly Hills’ rapidly escalating pension shortfall. Not the least of which is poor investment returns from the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS), which posted a dismal one percent return on its investments in the 2012 fiscal year, growing CalPERS’ debt by about $15 billion. That was well below CalPERS’ 7.5 percent goal, although Finkel says even that estimate is a bit lofty. “That’s more than they’ve made in the last 10 years.” Finkel said. According to Beverly Hills’ Chief Financial Officer Don Rhoads, the single biggest factor in whether PERS has a good return on its investments is the condition of the stock market. That presents a problem for California taxpayers, who are left to foot the bill when
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California President Janet Napolitano emphasized that the reason that the U.S. had ceded its economic hegemony was because there was too little investment in education. In “China in Transition: Still a Land of Opportunity?” former U.S. Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson said that it was crucial that China figure out a new economic model of growth. While Chinese consumption, fueled by a rising middle class, is growing quicker than anywhere else, Paulson warned that it is not growing as quickly as it needs to. Robert Iger, chairman/CEO
CalPERS’ projections come up short. “There’s no moral hazard with the PERS board.” Finkel told The Courier. “They’re all government employees. They say ‘Let’s assume we’re going to make 20 percent. If we’re wrong, the tax payers will pick up the tab.’ That’s the last thing you ever want.” Another cause of inflating pension costs is the City’s previous obligations to retired employees. All “classic PERS members”, meaning those hired before January 2013, retired with “3 percent at 50”, which means when they retire at age 50, the City calculates the employee’s highest base salary during their career and pays them 3 percent for every year served. The City now has a “3 percent at 55” tier for public safety employees hired after July 2012, while public safety employees hired after January 2013 receive “2.7 percent at age 57.” For non-public safety, or “miscellaneous” employees hired after 2013, that obligation has been lowered from “2.5 percent at 55” to “2 percent at 62.” Rhoads said agreements have recently been phased in with public safety employees to of The Walt Disney Company, whose company is banking on the success of its $5.5 billion Shanghai Disneyland project, scheduled to open next year, estimated that 330 million people who could afford to visit the new Disneyland live within a three-hour trip to the park. The power of social media and the internet, as well as the drive for freedom and human rights stood at the forefront of “Progress vs. Pessimism in the Middle East,” where panelists agreed that change would inevitability come, in the longterm, to a region mired in conflict and repressive regimes. “It’s a struggle aroundmodernity,” said Tony Blair, former prime minister of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
BEVERLY HILLS pay a portion of their required eight percent annual contribution to CalPERS. The City currently pays that full eight percent contribution for non-safety employees and police and fire each pay one percent. By 2015, each will pay three percent. Police will pay four percent by 2016. Last year, the City Council allocated $1 million to go toward the unfunded pensions and Rhoads said the Council “will be looking at options for further action in the upcoming budget sessions.” So what does it all mean? Is the City about to sink under the weight of its unfunded liabilities? Not likely, says Finkel. The City is still flush with cash as revenues continue to rise. “We’re actually better off than most, I think. We’re not going to go broke, but it’s going to have to be dealt with.” Finkel said. One bit of good news that could help the City in its next financial report is that CalPERS did a huge turnaround in the 2013 fiscal year, seeing a 13 percent return on its investments. Rhoads said he didn’t have an estimate regarding how much that would possibly reduce Beverly Hills’ unfunded pension liabilities.
In “Global Governance: Which System Will Thrive?” Harvard University professor Niall Ferguson warned that the U.S. recent show of weakness with respect to both the South China Seas and Russia’s stance on Ukraine could have “disastrous” effects, even this year. Other speakers included California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, Gensler Co-CEO Andy Cohen, Trulia Chief Economist Jed Kolko, Chairman/CEO of MDC Holdings Larry Mizel and John Kelly III, senior VP and director of IBM Research. For full coverage and pictures of the 2014 Milken Global Conference, visit www.bhcourier.com.
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B E V E R LY H I L L S R E A L E S TAT E Realtors Storm Sacramento
LEGISLATIVE DAY FOR REALTORS– Beverly Hills/Greater Los Angeles Association of Realtors (BHGLAAR)and Robin Greenberg are pictured here with Assemblymember Mike Gatto of the 43rd District.
By Victoria Talbot More than two dozen BHGLAAR realtors traveled to Sacramento to lobby legislators on behalf of the industry this week as part of the annual legislative day in Sacramento. More than 2,000 members throughout the state descended on the capital to talk business with state assembly members and state senators. Tuesday’s meetings kicked off with an address from California
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Gov. Jerry Brown, followed by Senate Republican Leader Bob Huff (San Fernando Valley). The BHGLAAR delegation met with 11 state legislators from districts across Los Angeles, including Assembly Members Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake), Adrin Nazarian (D-Sherman Oaks), Richard Bloom (D-Santa Monica, Beverly Hills), Jimmy Gomez (DEast Los Angeles), Speaker of the Assembly John Perez (D-Boyle Heights), Sebastian RidleyThomas,(D-Los Angeles), Reggie Jones-Sawyer (D-South Los Angeles), Steven Bradford (D-El Segundo); State Senators Kevin De Leon (D-Hollywood), Holly Mitchell (D-Culver City) and State Senator Ted Lieu (D-Torrance). The BHGLAA delegation included Debora Bright-Laney, president; Diane Manns, president-elect; Martin Geimer, pastpresident; and Irma Vargas, cochair of the Public Policy Committee.
BAD SIGNS - Real estate signs are popping up again all over the City. The top two are in the100 block of South Beverly Drive. The rest of the photos are some of the dozens to be found on Wilshire Boulevard. The Courier is receiving more commercial real estate submissions than ever. If you see signs that you think are code violations, please snap a photo with your iPhone and send it with the date and location to firstname.lastname@example.org
Beverlywood Homeowners Call Out Koretz, Planning Commission on JMB Realty By Victoria Talbot In a scathing letter to Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, City Attorney Michael Feuer, Councilmember Paul Koretz and members of the Los Angeles Planning Commission, Beverlywood Homes Association attorney Benjamin Reznik calls the planning process in regards to the JMB development “hijacked.” Reznik says that it represents “private and confidential deals struck between the developer and the community” in a “shadow planning process” that robs individuals and groups “of their First Amendment rights to speak in opposition.” Homeowners met with L.A. City Councilman Paul Koretz last month to ask for support. They were disappointed. Koretz is also facing angry residents in Bel Air, besieged by runaway, oversized developments that leave streets pothole, block access for years at a time in a fire-sensitive area and create unstable conditions from excessive excavation and development on the hillsides. One home will be 97,00 sq. ft,
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twice the size of the White House and bigger than the Bel Air Hotel. The Planning Commission hearing is Thursday, May 8. Reznik represents the Beverlywood community of 1,350 homes and approximately 4000 residents directly south of Beverly Hills and Century City, where the development is being proposed. The neighborhood currently handles 30,000 daily car trips, two-thirds of which are drivethrough traffic from Century City/Beverly Hills to the Santa Monica freeway. The proposed development, which consists of a 37-story, 700,000 sq. ft. office tower, additional oneand two-story buildings totaling 25, 830 sq. ft., a 1,300 sq.
ft. Mobility Hub, a Transit Plaza, 4,120 sq. ft. of retail space and 1, 579 subterranean parking spaces, would double the “cut-through” traffic. The structure’s supporters point to 35,000-square feet of open space, and the LEED Platinum design standards, as well as its alternative transportation capabilities. The building is designated to become the Century City Station for the Purple Line Extension in a public-private partnership with Metro, if the project goes beneath Beverly Hills High School. However, approval of the project density is based on a modification of the Century City North Specific Plan (CCNSP), wherein every prop-
erty owner received an allocation of development rights based on square footage, usage and trip generation models and defined development rights as determined by traffic generation. JMB claims that formula is outdated and needs to change. JMB has proposed a formula to allow them to build two and a half times the allowable space under the CCNSP. That in turn, said Reznik, will set a precedent for all buildings to do the same, removing the cap on development. Four Westside homeowners groups, Tract 7260, California Country Club Homes Assn., Cheviot Hills Homeowners Assn. and Westwood Homeowners Assn., reached a confidential settle-
ment with the Constellation Park developers, Century City realty LLC, a subsidiary of JMB Realty Corporation, which places $2.25 million in mitigation funds, bringing the total mitigation fund to $7.25 million. Reznik wants the settlements be made public. “We ask that you require those groups that are signatories to such agreements with this developer and who publicly state their support for this project disclose the terms and benefits of their agreement,” wrote Reznik. Otherwise, the planning process will be reduced to a sham.”
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had no idea that when the City Council last year directed the chamber to further localize its “Shop Local” campaign, the chamber would utilize a portion of funding to create a new website. The chamber failed to mention that it would be building a website. To design the website, the chamber hired Imaginate Media, which is owned by Craig Liberman, who served as a consultant to EA Games on its “Need For Speed” franchise, in addition to numerous TV shows. On Wednesday, the chamber proposed further ramping up the website by augmenting its viewership base (currently just a handful) by purchasing at least 50,000 emails; placing Facebook and pay-per-click ads; and distributing branded tote bags to consumers. Chamber executive director Alex Stettinski said outside of what the City provides, the chamber has a budget of $1.4 million from member fees and events. At the meeting, Bosse directed the chamber to return to the Liasion Committee and expressed dismay that she had not received the chamber’s budget before the meeting. One staffer responded: “I was on vacation last week.” son Hobbs as new publisher. "Marcia has been a key leader of The Courier for most of my tenure as publisher. I cannot think of a better qualified successor and a better new owner than Paula,” Smith said. Hobbs said she is “honored to continue her service to Beverly Hills as publisher of The Courier.”
Natural History Museum To Host Bug Festival May 17-18 The biggest bug festival in North America crawls into the Natural History Museum of L.A. County (NHM), 900 Exposition Blvd., with the Bug Fair, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday-Sunday, May 17-18. The fair features vendors who can help visitors start or build their own collections, bug-related art and merchandise, live specimens and booths where visitors can meet muse-
um entomologists and local nature and wildlife groups. Tickets, which include NHM admission, are $12 for adults; $9 for seniors (62 and over) and students with ID; $9 for those 13-17; $5 for children ages 3-12 and free for children 2 and under and museum members. Guests are encouraged to buy advanced tickets online at www.nhm.org.
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ing,” Hawthorne Principal Kathy Schaeffer told The Courier. “Achieving this level of excellence is a deliberate process involving an entire school community. " Superintendent Gary Woods said.
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“This award is a testament to the expertise, dedication and professionalism or our staff, the support of our families, and our students' enthusiasm for learn-
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middle school, Vocal Music Specialist Judith Chan, who heads up the decade-old program, told The Courier that the district-wide program has become increasingly successful since its debut. The after-school program,
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with candle-lit paper bags containing written messages to loved ones who have passed on to cancer. Relay For Life has become the signature fundraiser for American Cancer Society since 1985.
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Francisco, Karlan returned to Ohio State to complete his surgical residency and obtain a Masters degree in surgery. He completed his training with a Fellowship in Surgical Oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering in New York. He also searched for, found and married Judith, his wife of 58 years. In 1961, “Mitch and Judy” moved to Beverly Hills, where he practiced medicine for the next 50 years. He was an instructor in the USC Depart-
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“Car enthusiasts, automotive experts, architecture and history buffs will enjoy an unforgettable automobile showcase,” said Brad
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Room. For reservations, call 310-975-2854. The Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons offers a decadent pampering option with a traditional brunch served in THE Blvd and a luxurious treatment in the Spa. Guests who book a 60minute treatment can also en-
which meets on Wednesdays at 3:30 p.m. at Beverly Vista, teaches students to read music scores (critical if they wish to join Madrigals once they get to high school), sing in multiple languages and understanding dynamic marking, such as understanding the tempo change of a crescendo (gradually getting louder). Relay For Life Specialist Ashley Millhouse said she expected more than 100 people would attend the event. Vice Mayor Julian Gold, a leukemia survivor, is this year’s honorary chair. Donations or sign-ups for the May 3 event can be made at www.relayforlife.org/beverlyhillsca. ment of Surgery for more than 20 years and published more than 35 articles on surgical and oncologic subjects. Karlan is survived by his wife of 58 years, Judith; his four children: Scott, Mark, Cindy and Craig; and his eight grandchildren: Matthew, Jocelyn, Jesse, Ryan, Jennifer, Joseph, Sydney and Dylan. Contributions may be made to the Mitchell S. Karlan, M.D. Memorial (or Surgical) Lectureship at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center by calling at 323-866-7763, or by sending an Email to Ann McBride at McBrideA@cshs.org. Meyerowitz, Beverly Hills recreation services manager. The Concours d’Elegance is the annual fundraiser for the ongoing restoration and preservation of Greystone. The event is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Awards are at 3 p.m. joy access to the pool. Call 310-385-7023 for reservations. At The Beverly Hills Hotel, Mother’s Day brunch in the Polo Lounge has been a tradition for years. For reservations call 310-887-2777. The Montage Beverly Hills offers afternoon tea with soothing music and stunning hand-painting China. Call 310499-4199 for reservations.
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MOTHER’S D AY Mother Knows Best – Belmont Village FINDING MOM THE BEST CARE
Moms Share Words To Live By ost would agree that a mother’s advice—eat your vegetables, watch your pennies they grow into dollars, or just be yourself —are pearls of wisdom that stand the test of time. As a Mother’s Day tribute and a service to children of all ages, Belmont Village residents from the Westwood, Holly-wood Hills and Encino communities share some of their sage observations. • On the value of Advice from mom is pearls of wisdom that stand the test time...Author Sylvia of time. Lieberman offers simple advice… “I realize Estelle Frank gave her three sons the after all these years not to sweat the small same advice about travel: “Do all the travstuff, because you can waste a lot of valu- eling when you are young, when you have mobility and can eat anything you want. able time and energy if you do.” • On raising children… Retired admin- Because when you retire, your days are istrative assistant Lorraine Aprill says: “To still filled with interesting activity; but you rear successful children you need a strong just want to stay a little closer to home.” • On disagreements…”Just rememhand, but also gentility, firmness and love ... and to remember that the word ‘no’ ber, you are going where I have been,” said Frank. “You will find out that I am does not mean maybe.” • On aging well... “I tell my daughter right.” Belmont Village is a leading provider that getting old is not so bad if you can have fun getting there,” says Mary Alice of Independent Living, Assisted Living and Birault, PhD, a retired multicultural profes- award-winning Memory Care. For information about a Belmont sor. “It is fun for me to view life at Belmont Village like a botanical garden filled with Village Community, call Burbank, 818-972many flowers. I am stimulated by the cul- 2405; Encino, 818-788-8870; Hollywood, tural diversity and a variety of social, intel- 323-874-7711 or Westwood, 310-4757501. More information at www.bellectual and physical activity.” • On travel…Retired school registrar montvillage.com.
Beverly Hills High School Prom 2014 Beverly Hills High School celebrated its prom last Saturday night at the Petersen Auto Museum
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Allen Kian, Amy Zafman, Andy Kim, Charlotte Frank, Theo Cohen and Zoe Zafman
Joseph Choi, Ally Weisfeld, Jonathan Hazon, Chloe Barroukh and Keon Youssefzadeh
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Digital Dragon Introduces Kids To World Of Technology By Teaching Game Creation, Programming, Robotics and Digital Art igital Dragon is an entirely new experience for technology-minded kids aged 7-18. Offering classes in game programming, robotics and digital arts, Digital Dragon’s goal is to teach and empower children so they can learn a new language, become a maker, dream up innovations and have fun at the same time. A complete class schedule is available at www.digitaldragon.co. Digital Dragon satisfies a void in the enrichment landscape offering an alternative destination for after-school and weekend activities, camps and special occasion events. “U.S. public schools teach minimal technology while many tech firms lament a lack of students versed in STEM or more recently STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math),” said Laurie and Seth Finn, Digital Dragon owners.
“Digital Dragon is an opportunity for students to gain valuable exposure to the technology universe,” said the Finns. “We have been playing with the idea of opening an enrichment studio for kids for a while. Our 11-year-old son is interested in all things technology; and we just couldn’t find a techfocused enrichment program for him during the school year,” they said. “We think there are other families like us out there; and we welcome them into our studio.” Digital Dragon classes are developed to offer kids a well-rounded education, enabling them to program games, mods, bots, toys, apps, videos, music and art. Students will be able to explore making and printing in the 3D realm with Sketchup and Adobe Photoshop, learn animation via Adobe Flash and use the latest Lego (see ‘DIGITAL DRAGON,’ page 19)
Digital Dragon classes enable students to program games, mods, bots, toys, apps,
videos, music and art.
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With Halstrom Academy, Young Television, Film Actor Gets Most Out Of School, Life or 15-year-old Halstrom Academy freshmen Kayla Carlson, life is busy and full, and she is loving it all. This part-time TV and film actor and full-time high school student finds time to make the most out of all aspects of her life. Looking at Kayla’s IMDb resume, which includes a host of films and TV shows – including a guest star appearance on CSI: New York—one might wonder if Kayla had any time for school. But for Kayla, school is as big a part of her life as her acting and modeling career. With Halstrom Academy and its one- to-one student to teacher classroom ratio and flexible scheduling options, Kayla doesn’t have to compromise in any area of her life. “I love school,” says Kayla. “At Kayla Carlson Halstrom Academy, the teachers get to of each other. know students and are able to craft “With the 1:1 classrooms, stuteaching to each student’s interests.” Kayla says she likes all of her subjects because teachers make them interesting. Through her cultural geography class, she connected with a women’s rights activist in New York who has been able to open her eyes and teach her more about women’s rights issues around the world. Outside of the classroom and her busy acting and modeling schedule, Kayla finds time for watercolor painting and creative writing. She is also a member of the math club, and is part of a newly formed dance and theatre group which gives her PE credits as well as an opportunity to work with fellow Halstrom Academy students. “I really love the students at Halstrom. Even if kids don’t have the same interests, everyone is supportive
DIGITAL DRAGON (Continued from page 18)
Mindstorms, which contain software and and hardware to create small, customizable and programmable robots. “Don’t just consume tech, create it!” is the motto at Digital Dragon For more information visit: www.digitaldragon.co or Facebook.com/digitaldragonstudio and follow on Twitter @digitaldragonco.
dents and teachers don’t want to let each other down. I know my teachers work hard for me, and I want to do the same. It really helps the learning expe-
rience.” Call 310-870-9612 or visit www.halstromacadmey.org/summerschool.
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A N O T H E R B I RT H D AY ! ?
William Fitzgerald Jill Black Zalben
Don Rickles Alyce Morris Winston Emilia Mandel
BIRTHDAY GREETINGS—Celebrating are David Beckham, Theodore Bikel, Englebert Humperdink and Ronnie White (May 2); The Courier’s Roger Lefkon, Lillian Raffel, Nancy Nebenzahl, Emilia Mandel, Frankie Valli, and Pam Kurtz (May 3); William Fitzgerald, Chuck Avis, and Alyce Morris Winston (May 4); Ann B. Davis, Lynn Ziman and Michael Palin (May 5); George Clooney, and Tom Bergeron (May 6); Don Rickles, Enrique Iglesias, Jill Black Zalben, Toni Tennille and Melissa Gilbert (May 8).
Joan Mangum The John Wayne Cancer Institute Auxiliary held its 29th Odyssey Ball at The Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons. The Nelson and Winnie Mandela family was honored with the True Grit Humanitarian Award, while their fellow South African Anton J. Bilchik, MD, PhD, FACS, professor of surgery/chief medicine for JWCI at Providence St. John’s Health Center, received The Duke Special Service Award. The UCLA Gospel Choir opened the evening which also included performances by Broadway's Davis Gaines who wowed the crowd with The Music Of The Night from The Phantom Of The Opera. Actor/motivational speaker, author and honored US Army veteran J.R. Martinez, welcomed the more than 580 guests and thanked sponsors, Dr. Miriam and Sheldon Adelson and the Wayne family (Visionary Sponsors) along with Platinum patrons Gayle and Marc Ezralow, Suzanne and Rob Davidow, Wells Fargo, Carole Zumbro, the George Adler family and Providence Health and Services. Tony Gale’s orchestra featuring Bill Valentine provided the music. JWCI Auxiliary President Anita Swift, granddaughter of John Wayne, spoke poignantly about the latter’s final wish to find a cure for cancer and the work of Donald L. Morton, MD, her grandfather’s physician and creator of JWCI’s Surgical Oncology Fellowship Program, who recently died. In presenting the True Grit Award to the Mandela family, Patrick Wayne, JWCI board chair, said: “Their spirit, fortitude and strength in ending apartheid and easing human suffering inspire us all and is unsurpassed as is our commitment to eradicate cancer and provide hope to cancer patients around the globe.” CNN's Nadia Bilchik, sister of the co-honoree, assisted Wayne with the presentation to HRH Princess Zaziwe Dlamini-Manaway and HRH Princess Zamaswazi Dlamini, granddaughters of Nelson and Winnie Mandela, gave necklaces engraved with a quote from their grandfather: “It always seems impossi-
by Holiday Mathis TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (May 2). Be persuasive and outspoken as you take charge of your personal life this year. Because you make proper use of what’s in hand this month, you’ll be given more resources in June. In July, you’ll play a high stakes game. Stylish choices you make in September will lead to special invitations. Cancer and Scorpio people adore you. JWCI AUXILIARY’S ODYSSEY BALL– At the 29th Odyssey Ball for the TAURUS (Apr. 20-May 20). You don't benefit of the John Wayne Cancer Institute in The Beverly Wilshire Four have to change to meet the demands Seasons are (from left): Patrick Wayne, JWCI board chair, honorees swirling around you. You’re the stable Princess Zamaswazi Dlamini, Dr. Anton Bilchik, and Princess Zaziwe rock in the middle now, and more Dlamini-Manaway; and JWCI Auxiliary members/gala chairs Cynde than one person will anchor around Wilen and Susan Veerman. Photos by Vince Bucci you. ble until it’s done.” GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Do you Dr. Bilchik, a renowned surgical oncologist, was saluted for his really need someone to perform a ritcommitment to JWCI’s mission, “His worldwide collaborations and ual of contrition and appeasement in dedication to advance knowledge of cancer research and treatment, order to help you move past hurtful It may seem like overkill, and embody all that ‘The Duke’ Award symbolizes,” stated Swift. He was history? yet closure will be linked to a symfounder of the California Oncology Research Institute, a non-profit bolic gesture. that supports cancer research and education internationally and in CANCER (June 22-July 22). You’re underserved communities. not worried about what’s in it for you, The yearly fundraiser benefits JWCI (jwci.org) and since 1982, the and that’s precisely why you’ll be institute’s auxiliary has raised more than $18 million is organized to promoted to a position of authority. fund groundbreaking research that has changed the way cancer is de- People trust that you'll make an tected, diagnosed and treated. For information, call the auxiliary at impact that benefits all. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You’ve 310-829-8324. already overcome enough in your life ****** to realize that some of the things that It was a delicious “I Can’t Believe I Ate It All” day and evening people call “obstacles” are merely as Planned Parenthood L. A. Guild, a group of 200 women dedicat- speed bumps in the road that are best ed to raising financial and volunteer support to 19 health centers, taken slowly, though stopping is which provide care for nearly 150,000 women, men, and teens each unnecessary. year, held its 35th Food Fare 2014 at the Barker Hanger in Santa Mon- VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You live in a great moment in history among ica. admirable people. There are those A few of the more than 150 top finest restaurants, wineries and around you who claim otherwise, breweries taking part... AOC, Lacques, Maison Giraud, Craft, Angeli- and you will do well to avoid them ni Osteria, BLD Restaurant, Drago Centro, JAR, Rivera, Il Pastaio, Il and continue searching for likeGrano, Clementine, Porta Via, Scarpetta, El Cholo, Dandy Don’s minded souls. Homemade Ice Cream, Tavern Superba Food and Bread, Ammo, LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You’ll lean James Beach, Blue Plate Restaurant Group, Chi Spacca, the Beer on your communicative talents. Chicks’ Beer Garden, Elixr G, Café Luxxe, Ferrari-Carano Vineyards Whatever your role, you relate better to the role of “friend” and “companand Winery, Herb Lamb, and Beckman Vineyards. ion” than to the title you're supposed This year honored as “Chef of the Year” was Celestino Drago, to be filling. chef/owner of Drago Restaurant Group. He was recognized for his SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You'll contributions to the culinary culture of the area. handle responsibilities and chores Kudos to chairs Pam Beeks, Andrea Decker, Kathy Katz, Guild with the aplomb of a person planning President Marcy Pine, and all the committee members for the event. on running for office. You're not in it for the glory or the votes, though–you just have a lot of energy at your disposal today. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You’ll inspire smiles and provide relief. You’ll be successful in a dozen small ways, especially if it’s your job to care for, educate or feed people. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). 310.275.0579 • 434 N. CANON DRIVE Consistency is what matters now. The job at hand is not easy, nor is it hard. MON. - THURS. 11:30 AM - 10:00 PM It does, however, take a great deal of integrity to keep showing up strong FRI. & SAT. 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM time after time. I TA L I A N R E S TA U R A N T AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). It’s the little things that bond you to a certain person—the private joke, the opinion you share with a glance, the thought that pops into both of your minds at once. There’s magic in these details. PISCES (Feb. 19-Mar. 20). You have a soft spot for the oppressed or abandoned and a talent for relating to misfits. Your life will be richer by your experiences on the fringe. ARIES (Mar. 21-Apr. 19). Usually it is pointless to wonder after the fact whether a deal you made is a good one. However, today provides you with a certain amount of wiggle room and perhaps a loophole that warrants a reassessment.
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PUBLIC NOTICES ORDINANCE NO. 14-O-2658
E. “Postconsumer recycled material” ORDINANCE OF THE means a material that CITY OF BEVERLY would otherwise be desHILLS AMENDING tined for solid waste disTHE BEVERLY HILLS posal, having completed MUNICIPAL CODE its intended end use and REGARDING product life cycle. CARRYOUT BAGS “Postconsumer recycled material” does not THE CITY COUNCIL include materials and OF THE CITY OF by-products generated BEVERLY HILLS from, and commonly HEREBY ORDAINS AS reused within, an origiFOLLOWS: nal manufacturing and fabrication process. Section 1. Plastic Bags. The City Council hereby F. “Produce bag” amends the Beverly or “product bag” means Hills Municipal Code by any bag without handles adding “Chapter 10: used exclusively to carry CARRYOUT BAGS” to produce, meats, or other “Title 5 - PUBLIC food items to the point of HEALTH, WELFARE, sale inside a store or to AND SANITATION” as prevent such food items follows: from coming into direct contact with other purChapter 10: chased items. CARRYOUT BAGS G. “Recyclable” 5-10-1: DEFINITIONS means material that can be sorted, cleansed, The following definitions and reconstituted using apply to this Chapter: available recycling collection programs for the A. “Customer” purpose of using the means any person pur- altered form in the manchasing goods from a ufacture of a new prodstore. uct. “Recycling” does not include burning, incinerB. “Old Growth ating, converting, or othForests” means forests erwise thermally having the following destroying solid waste. characteristics: a) they are largely naturally H. “Recyclable regenerated; b) less paper carryout bag” than 30% of the means a paper bag that stand/forest area has meets all of the following been logged or cleared requirements: (1) conwithin the past century; tains no contents from c) they are relatively Old Growth Forests; (2) undisturbed such that is one hundred percent human activities have (100%) recyclable overnot significantly altered all and contains a mininative forest structure, mum of forty percent composition or function; (40%) postconsumer d) they are dominated recycled material; (3) is by native tree species; capable of composting, e) they are relatively consistent with the timeunmanaged although line and specifications they may suffer from a of the American Society history of fire suppres- of Testing and Materials sion or grazing; and f) (ASTM) Standard they are composed of D6400; (4) is accepted individual or stands of for recycling in curbside trees of varying ages, programs in Los with old growth compo- Angeles County; (5) has nents constituting at printed on the bag the least half of the stand or name of the manufacturforest unit, and having at er, the location (country) least four trees per acre where the bag was over 150 years of age. manufactured, and the percentage of postconC. “Operator” sumer recycled material means the person in used; and (6) displays control of, or having the the word “Recyclable” in responsibility for, the a highly visible manner operation of a store, on the outside of the which may include, but bag. is not limited to, the owner of the store. I. “Reusable bag” means a bag with hanD. “Plastic carry- dles that is specifically out bag” means any bag designed and manufacmade predominantly of tured for multiple reuse plastic derived from and meets all of the foleither petroleum or a lowing requirements: (1) b i o l o g i c a l l y - b a s e d has a minimum lifetime source, such as corn or of 125 uses, which for other plant sources, purposes of this subsecwhich is provided to a tion, means the capabilcustomer at the point of ity of carrying a minisale. “Plastic carryout mum of 22 pounds 125 bag” includes com- times over a distance of postable and biodegrad- at least 175 feet; (2) has able bags but does not a minimum volume of 15 include reusable bags, liters; (3) is machine produce bags, or prod- washable or is made uct bags. from a material that can
be cleaned or disinfected; (4) does not contain lead, cadmium, or any other heavy metal in toxic amounts, as defined by applicable state and federal standards for packaging or reusable bags; (5) has printed on the bag, or on a tag that is permanently affixed to the bag, the name of the manufacturer, the location (country) where the bag was manufactured, and the percentage of postconsumer recycled material used, if any; and (6) if made of plastic, is a minimum of at least 2.25 mils thick. J. “Store” means any of the following retail establishments located within the City of Beverly Hills: (1) A retail store with gross annual sales of two million dollars ($2,000,000) or more that sells a line of dry grocery, canned goods, or nonfood items and some perishable items; (2) A store of at least 10,000 square feet of retail space that generates sales or use tax pursuant to the BradleyBurns Uniform Local Sales and Use Tax Law (Part 1.5 (commencing with Section 7200) of Division 2 of the Revenue and Taxation Code) and that has a pharmacy licensed pursuant to Chapter 9 (commencing with Section 4000) of Division 2 of the Business and Professions Code; (3) A drug store, pharmacy, supermarket, grocery store, convenience food store, foodmart, or other entity engaged in the retail sale of a line of goods that includes milk, bread, soda, and snack foods, including those stores with a Type 20 or 21 license issued by the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control; or (4) A retail store with gross annual sales of less than two million dollars ($2,000,000) that sells a line of dry grocery, canned goods, or nonfood items and some perishable items. 5-10-2: PLASTIC CARRYOUT BAGS PROHIBITED No store shall provide to any customer a plastic carryout bag. This prohibition applies to bags provided for the purpose of carrying away goods from the point of sale and does not apply to produce bags or product bags. 5-10-3: BAGS
All stores shall provide or make available to a customer only recyclable paper carryout bags or reusable bags for the purpose of carrying away goods or other materials from the point of sale, subject to the terms of this Chapter. Nothing in this Chapter prohibits customers from using bags of any type that they bring to the store themselves or from carrying away goods that are not placed in a bag, in lieu of using bags provided by the store.
1 through September 30, and October 1 through December 31, all quarterly reporting must be submitted no later than 30 days after the end of each quarter.
requirements of this Chapter after a written warning notice has been issued for that violation shall be guilty of an infraction.
D. If a store has subsequent violations of this Chapter that are similar in kind to the violation addressed in a written warning notice, the following penalties will be imposed and shall be payable by the OF operator of the store:
F. If the reporting required in Subsection E is not timely submitted by a store, such store shall be subject to the fines set forth in Section 5-10-7. 5-10-5: USE REUSABLE BAGS.
(1) A fine not exceeding one hundred dollars ($100.00) for the first violation after the written warning notice is given; A fine not exceeding two hundred dollars ($200.00) for the second violation after the written warning notice is given; or
A. All stores must provide reusable bags 5-10-4: REGULATION to customers, either for OF RECYCLABLE sale or at no charge. PAPER CARRYOUT BAGS B. Each store is strongly encouraged to A. Any store that educate its staff to proprovides a recyclable mote reusable bags and paper carryout bag to a to post signs encouragcustomer must charge ing customers to use the customer 10 cents reusable bags. (2) A fine not ($0.10) for each bag exceeding five hundred provided, except as pro- 5-10-6: EXEMPT CUS- dollars ($500.00) for the vided in Section 5-10-6. TOMERS third and any subsequent violations after B. No store shall All stores must the written warning rebate or otherwise provide at the point of notice is given. reimburse a customer sale, free of charge, any portion of the 10- either reusable bags or E. A fine shall be cent ($0.10) charge recyclable paper carry- imposed for each day a required in Subsection A. out bags or both, at the violation occurs or is store’s option, to any allowed to continue. C. All stores must customer participating indicate on the cus- either in the California F. All fines collecttomer receipt the num- Special Supplemental ed pursuant to this ber of recyclable paper Food Program for Chapter shall be carryout bags provided Women, Infants, and deposited in the Solid and the total amount Children pursuant to Waste Conservation charged for the bags. Article 2 (commencing Fund to assist the with Section 123275) of Department of Public D. All monies col- Chapter 1 of Part 2 of Works Services with its lected by a store under Division 106 of the costs of implementing this Chapter will be Health and Safety Code and enforcing the retained by the store or in the Supplemental requirements of this and may be used only Food Program pursuant Chapter. for any of the following to Chapter 10 (compurposes: (1) costs mencing with Section G. Any store associated with comply- 15500) of Part 3 of operator who receives a ing with the require- Division 9 of the Welfare written warning notice or ments of this Chapter, and Institutions Code. fine may request an (2) actual costs of proadministrative review of viding recyclable paper 5-10-7: ENFORCEMENT the accuracy of the carryout bags, or (3) AND VIOLATION— determination or the costs associated with a PENALTY propriety of any fine store’s educational issued, by filing a written materials or education A. The Director of notice of appeal with the campaign encouraging Public Works Services Director of Public Works the use of reusable has primary responsibil- Services no later than bags, if any. ity for enforcement of 30 days after receipt of this Chapter. The a written warning notice E. All stores must Director of Public Works or fine, as applicable. report to the Director of Services is authorized The notice of appeal Public Works Services, to promulgate regula- must include all facts on a quarterly basis, the tions and to take any supporting the appeal total number of recycla- and all other actions and any statements and ble paper carryout bags reasonable and neces- evidence, including provided, the total sary to enforce this copies of all written docamount of monies col- Chapter, including, but umentation and a list of lected for providing not limited to, investigat- any witnesses that the recyclable paper carry- ing violations, issuing appellant wishes to be out bags, and a summa- fines and entering the considered in connecry of any efforts a store premises of any store tion with the appeal. The has undertaken to pro- during business hours. appeal will be heard by mote the use of a hearing officer desigreusable bags by cusB. If the Director nated by the City tomers in the prior quar- of Public Works Manager. The hearing ter. Such reporting must Services determines officer will conduct a be done on a form pre- that a violation of this hearing concerning the scribed by the Director Chapter has occurred, appeal within 45 days of Public Works he/she will issue a writ- from the date that the Services, and must be ten warning notice to the notice of appeal is filed, signed by a responsible operator of a store that a or on a later date if agent or officer of the violation has occurred agreed upon by the store confirming that the and the potential penal- appellant and the City information provided on ties that will apply for and will give the appelthe form is accurate and future violations. lant 10 days prior written complete. For the perinotice of the date of the ods from January 1 C. Any store that hearing. The hearing through March 31, April violates or fails to com- officer may sustain, 1 through June 30, July ply with any of the rescind, or modify the
written warning notice or fine, as applicable, by written decision. The hearing officer will have the power to waive any portion of the fine in a manner consistent with the decision. The decision of the hearing officer is final and effective on the date of service of the written decision, is not subject to further administrative review, and constitutes the final administrative decision. 5-10-8: DATE
This Chapter shall become operative on July 1, 2014, for stores defined in Subsections J(1) and J(2) of Section 5-10-1. For stores defined in Subsections J(3) and J(4) of Section 5-10-1, this Chapter shall become operative on January 1, 2015. CEQA Section 2. Findings. The City Council hereby finds that the adoption of this ordinance is exempt from the provisions of the California Environmental Quality Act (Pub. Res. Code Sec. 21000 et seq., State CEQA Guidelines, 14 Cal. Code. Regs. 15000 et seq. (collectively “CEQA”). This ordinance constitutes a regulatory action of the City Council to assure the maintenance, restoration, or enhancement of a natural resource involving protection of the environment because it will minimize impacts associated with plastic bags on the environment of the City and region. Therefore the project is found and determined to be exempt from CEQA pursuant to State CEQA Guidelines Section 15307. Further, this ordinance is a regulatory action of the City Council to assure the maintenance, restoration, enhancement and/or protection of the environment, which does not involve any construction activity or relaxation of any standards allowing environmental degradation. Therefore, as a separate and independent basis, the project also is found exempt from CEQA pursuant to CEQA Guidelines Section 15308. The findings and determinations on exemption from CEQA are, in part, based on the following: (1) plastic carryout bags create significant litter problems in Beverly Hills’ neighborhoods, parks, public streets, and sewer systems; (2) the production and disposal of plastic carryout bags has significant environmental impacts, Continue to page 23 >>
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PUBLIC NOTICES including the contamination of the environment, the depletion of natural resources, use of nonrenewable polluting fossil fuels, and the increased clean-up and disposal costs; and (3) studies document that banning plastic carryout bags and placing a mandatory charge on recyclable paper carryout bags will dramatically reduce the use of both types of bags and increase customers’ use of reusable bags. Section 3. Severability. If any section, subsection, subdivision, sentence, clause, phrase, or portion of this Ordinance or the application thereof to any person or place, is for any reason held to be invalid or unconstitutional by the final decision of any court of competent jurisdiction, the remainder of this Ordinance shall be remain in full force and effect. Section 4. Publication. The City Clerk shall cause this Ordinance to be published at least once in a newspaper of general circulation published and circulated in the City within fifteen (15) days after its passage in accordance with Section 36933 of the Government Code, shall certify to the adoption of this Ordinance and shall cause this Ordinance and the City Clerk’s certification, together with proof of publication, to be entered in the Book of Ordinances of the Council of this City. Effective Section 5. Date. This Ordinance shall go into effect and be in full force and effect at 12:01 a.m. on the thirty-first (31st) day after its passage. Adopted: April 22, 2014 Effective: May 23, 2014 LILI BOSSE Mayor of the City of Beverly Hills, California ATTEST: BYRON POPE (SEAL) City Clerk APPROVED AS TO FORM: LAURENCE S. WIENER City Attorney APPROVED AS TO CONTENT: JEFFREY C. KOLIN City Manager VOTE: AYES: Councilmembers Mirisch, Brien, Gold, and Mayor Bosse NOES: None ABSENT: Councilmember Krasne CARRIED
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TSG No.: 5021085 TS No.: CA1100223969 FHA/VA/PMI No.: APN: 4335-029-038 Property Address: 150 NORTH ALMONT DRIVE #402 BEVERLY HILLS, CA 90211 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 05/02/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 05/22/2014 at 10:00 A.M., First American Trustee Servicing Solutions, LLC, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded 05/16/2006, as Instrument No. 06 1073139, in book , page , , of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, State of California. Executed by: SHAHRIAR ZARINI AND LOEIS REFUA, HUSBAND AND WIFE, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, C A S H I E R ' S CHECK/CASH EQUIVALENT or other form of payment authorized by 2924h(b), (Payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States) Behind the fountain located in Civic Center Plaza, 400 Civic Center Plaza, Pomona CA All right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and State described as: AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED IN THE ABOVE MENTIONED DEED OF TRUST APN# 4335-029038 The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 150 NORTH ALMONT DRIVE #402, BEVERLY HILLS, CA 90211 he undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, under the terms of said Deed of Trust, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $869,564.83. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust has deposited all documents evidencing the obligations secured by the Deed of Trust and has declared all sums secured thereby immedi-
ately due and payable, and has caused a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be executed. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the County where the real property is located. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call (916)939-0772 or visit this Internet Web http://search.nationwideposting.com/propertySea rchTerms.aspx, using the file number assigned to this case CA1100223969 Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee’s attorney. Date: First American Trustee Servicing Solutions, LLC 5 First American Way Santa Ana CA 92707 First American Trustee Servicing Solutions, LLC MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMA-
TION OBTAINED MAY BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE FOR TRUSTEES SALE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL (916)9390772NPP0230041 To: BEVERLY HILLS COURIER 05/02/2014, 05/09/2014, 05/16/2014 —————————— NOTICE TO CREDITORS OF BULK SALE (Sections. 6104-6105 U.C.C.) Escrow No. 56074- CJ Notice is hereby given to creditors of the within named seller that a bulk sale is about to be made of the assets described below. The name(s) and business address(es) of the seller are: Scott & Jean, Inc., 9107 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069 The location in California of the chief executive office of the seller is: same As listed by the seller, all other business names and addresses used by the seller within three years before the date such list was sent or delivered to the buyer are: "None" The name(s) and business address of the buyer are: Cindy Hyun Cho and Bon Hoan Cho, 9107 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069. The assets to be sold are described in general as: Furniture, fixtures, equipment, goodwill, tradename, leasehold, leasehold improvement and interest and covenant not to compete and is located at: 9107 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069 The business name used by the seller(s) at that location is: Ambrosia On Sunset. The anticipated date of the bulk sale is 5/20/14 at the office of United Escrow Co., 3440 Wilshire Blvd., #600, Los Angeles, CA 90010. This bulk sale is subject to California Uniform Commercial Code Section 6106.2. If so subject, the name and address of the person with whom claims may be filed is United Escrow Co., 3440 Wilshire Blvd., #600, Los Angeles, CA 90010, and the last date for filing claims shall be 5/19/14, which is the business day before the sale date specified above. Dated: April 21, 2014 /S/ CINDY HYUN CHO /S/ BON HOAN CHO 5/2/14 CNS-2616904# BEVERLY HILLS COURIER
BILL OF SALE This Bill of Sale made on November 19, 2013 by and between CELBRITY VIDEO DISTRIBUTION, INC., ("Seller") and CELEBRITY HOME ENTERTAINMENT, INC., located at 468 No. Camden Drive, Beverly Hills 90210 (“Buyer”) Whereas the Seller wishes to sell and the Buyer wishers to buy the property, assets and undertaking described in Exhibit 1 attached (collectively the "Assets") for the consideration and on the terms and conditions set forth below: Therefore, this Bill of Sale witnesses that for good and valuable consideration now paid by the Buyer to the Seller at or before the execution and delivery of this Bill of Sale, the receipt and sufficiency of which is acknowledged, the Seller grants, bargains, sells, assigns, transfers, conveys and sets over to the Buyer the Assets, upon and subject to the following terms and conditions: 1. The Seller covenants, warrants and represents that: (a). Seller has good and marketable title to the Assets, free and clear of any mortgage, charge, security interest, lien, claim, charge or other encumbrance of any nature or kind whatsoever; (b). Seller has the authority to sell the Assets to the Buyer; (c). Buyer shall, immediately after execution and delivery of this Bill of Sale, have quiet and peaceful possession and enjoyment of the Assets for its own use and benefit without any manner of hindrance, interruption, molestation, claim or demand whatsoever of, from or by the Seller or any person; (d). Seller will,, from time to time and at all times hereafter, on every reasonable request of the Buyer, make, do and execute or cause to be made, done and executed all further acts, deeds or assurances as may be reasonably required by the Buyer for more effectually and completely vesting in the Buyer the Assets; (e). Seller to indemnify and save harmless the Buyer from all costs, damages, expenses and other losses resulting or arising from the breach or untruth of any covenant, warranty or representation made or given by the Seller hereunder. 2. This Bill of Sale shall inure to the benefit of the successors and assigns of the Buyer.
CELEBRITY VIDEO DISTRIBUTION, INC. Seller: Robert Feinstein, NOTICE— Fictitious President
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).
CELEBRITY HOME ENTERTAINMENT, INC. Buyer: Robert Feinstein, President Date: January 2, 2014 Exhibit 1: The Collective Assets Referenced in this Bill of Sale Exhibit 1: (collectively the “Assets”) All DVD Distribution Agreements presently licensed to Celebrity Video Distribution, Inc.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2014095477 The following is/are doing business as: STYLE BY LOUIE 575 E. Hargrave St., Inglewood, CA 90302; Luis A. Astorga Jr. 575 E. Hargrave St., Inglewood, CA 90302; The business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL, registrant(s) has NOT begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein: Luis A. Astorga Jr.: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: April 09, 2014; Published: April 18, 25, May 02, 09, 2014 LACC N/C
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2014095478 The following is/are doing business as: PRO ACTIVE WELLNESS 80 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. #345, Sierra Madre, CA 91024; Robert Cameron 80 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. #345, Sierra Madre, CA 91024; Oscar Quinal 80 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. #345, Sierra Madre, CA 91024; David Leyva 80 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. #345, Sierra Madre, CA 91024; Tara Banso 80 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. #345, Sierra Madre, CA 91024; The business is conducted by: A GENERAL PARTNERSHIP, registrant(s) has NOT begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein: Robert Cameron: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: April 09, 2014; Published: April 18, 25, May 02, 09, 2014 LACC N/C
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2014089950 The following is/are doing business as: PELVIC HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CENTER 11500 W. Olympic Blvd. #440, Los Angeles, CA 90064; Elizabeth Rummer 1600 15th St. #526, San Francisco, CA 91403; Stephanie Prendergast 200 Winchester #A-125, Los Gatos, CA 95032; The business is conducted by: A LIMITED PARTNERSHIP, registrant(s) has NOT begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein: Elizabeth Rummer, Partner: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: April 03, 2014; Published: April 18, 25, May 02, 09, 2014 LACC N/C
STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME 2014072623 The following person(s) has/have abandoned the use of the fictitious business name: SHOP UNDER THE SUN 414 S. Camden Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210; The fictitious business name referred to above was filed on (date): March 19, 2014 in the county of Los Angeles; Lynne Praver 414 S. Camden Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210; The business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL declare that all information in this statement is true and correct, Signed: Lynne Praver; Statement #2014101351 is filed with the County of Los Angeles: April 15, FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME 2014; Published: April 25, May 02, STATEMENT 2014095479 The follow09, 16, 2014 LACC N/C ing is/are doing business as: ANDREA’S FOR THE BRIDE BY FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME SAMANTHA 450 S. Robertson Blvd., STATEMENT 2014101352 The followLos Angeles, CA 90048; Andrea’s ing is/are doing business as: SHOP Fashions, Inc. 450 S. Robertson UNDER THE SUN 324 S. Beverly Dr. Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90048; The #274, Beverly Hills, CA 90212; Sophie business is conducted by: A CORPOMudd 324 S. Beverly Dr. #274, Beverly RATION, registrant(s) has NOT begun Hills, CA 90212; The business is conto transact business under the ducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL, regisname(s) listed herein: Laurentia trant(s) has NOT begun to transact Popa, President: Statement is filed business under the name(s) listed with the County of Los Angeles: April herein: Sophie Mudd: Statement is 09, 2014; Published: April 18, 25, May filed with the County of Los Angeles: 02, 09, 2014 LACC N/C April 15, 2014; Published: April 25, May 02, 09, 16, 2014 LACC N/C FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2014095476 The followFICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME ing is/are doing business as: 1) BEVSTATEMENT 2014109051 The followERLY HILLS COURIER PUBLISHING ing is/are doing business as: 1) CO., LLC 2) BEVERLY HILLS COURIHOORAY FOR LOVE! 2) GO ME! ER 3) B.H. COURIER 4) BEVERLY 9050 Elevado St., West Hollywood, CA HILLS OUTLOOK 5) B.H. OUTLOOK 90069; Froila Christine Bollow 9050 6) BEVERLY HILLS STYLE 6) Elevado St., West Hollywood, CA RODEO DRIVE FASHION FORWARD 90069; The business is conducted by: 8) OUTLOOK BEVERLY HILLS 9100 AN INDIVIDUAL, registrant(s) has Wilshire Blvd. #360-E, Beverly Hills, CA NOT begun to transact business 90212; Beverly Hills Courier under the name(s) listed herein: Publishing Co., LLC 9100 Wilshire Froila Christine Bollow: Statement Blvd. #360-E, Beverly Hills, CA 90212; is filed with the County of Los Angeles: The business is conducted by: A LIMApril 22, 2014; Published: April 25, ITED LIABILITY COMPANY, regisMay 02, 09, 16, 2014 LACC N/C trant(s) has begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME 2004: Clifton S. Smith, Jr., STATEMENT 2014108654 The followPresident: Statement is filed with the ing is/are doing business as: County of Los Angeles: April 09, 2014; FRIENDS OF HOLLAND DOZIER Published: April 18, 25, May 02, 09, HOLLAND 22148 Sherman Way 2014 LACC N/C #100, Canoga Park, CA 91303; Richard Davis 5382 W. Amberwood FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME Dr., Inglewood, CA 90302; The busiSTATEMENT 2014088426 The followness is conducted by: AN INDIVIDing is/are doing business as: NANCY UAL, registrant(s) has NOT begun to ABRAMS & ASSOCIATES, INC. 9465 transact business under the name(s) Wilshire Blvd. #880, Beverly Hills, CA listed herein: Richard Davis: 90212; Nancy Abrams & Associates, Statement is filed with the County of Inc. 924 Hilts Ave., Los Angeles, CA Los Angeles: April 23, 2014; Published: 90024; The business is conducted by: May 02, 09, 16, 23, 2014 LACC N/C A CORPORATION, registrant(s) has begun to transact business under the FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME name(s) listed herein June 10, 2004: STATEMENT 2014104003 The followNancy Abrams, President: ing is/are doing business as: 1) PERStatement is filed with the County of FECT HAIR 2) Los Angeles: April 02, 2014; Published: AAA.HUMANHAIR.COM 2052 W. April 18, 25, May 02, 09, 2014 LACC Imperial Hwy., Hawthorne, CA 90250; N/C Ray Goldmann 30100 Crown Valley Parkway #11-R, Laguna Niguel, CA FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME 92677; Andre Rosenthal 30100 STATEMENT 2014097628 The followCrown Valley Parkway #11-R, Laguna ing is/are doing business as: 1) 5 Niguel, CA 92677; The business is STAR REAL ESTATE 2) FIVE STAR conducted by: A GENERAL PARTREAL ESTATE 489 Hillgreen Dr., NERSHIP, registrant(s) has begun to Beverly Hills, CA 90212; Michael transact business under the name(s) Treiman 489 Hillgreen Dr., Beverly listed herein April 17, 2014: Andre Hills, CA 90212; The business is conRosenthal: Statement is filed with the ducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL, regisCounty of Los Angeles: April 17, 2014; trant(s) has NOT begun to transact Published: May 02, 09, 16, 23, 2014 business under the name(s) listed LACC N/C herein: Michael Treiman: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME April 10, 2014; Published: April 18, 25, STATEMENT 2014104871 The followMay 02, 09, 2014 LACC N/C ing is/are doing business as: 1) CAREBUILDERS AT HOME LA FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME SHERMAN OAKS 2) CARESTATEMENT 2014097207 The followBUILDERS AT HOME 10560 Ventura ing is/are doing business as: THERABlvd. #130, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403; PEUTIC SESSIONS 484 S. Roxbury FHG Enterprises Inc. 15060 Ventura Dr. #305, Beverly Hills, CA 90212; Blvd. #130, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403; DeShawn Wilson 484 S. Roxbury Dr. The business is conducted by: A COR#305, Beverly Hills, CA 90212; The PORATION, registrant(s) has NOT business is conducted by: AN INDIbegun to transact business under the VIDUAL, registrant(s) has NOT begun name(s) listed herein: Francesco to transact business under the Federico, President/CEO: name(s) listed herein: DeShawn Statement is filed with the County of Wilson: Statement is filed with the Los Angeles: April 18, 2014; Published: County of Los Angeles: April 10, 2014; May 02, 09, 16, 23, 2014 LACC N/C Published: April 18, 25, May 02, 09, 2014 LACC N/C
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PUBLIC NOTICES ORDINANCE NO. 14-O-2659 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BEVERLY HILLS REGULATING TOBACCO AND ELECTRONIC CIGARETTE USE IN OUTDOOR SERVICE LINES, FARMERS MARKETS, PUBLIC PLAZAS AND OUTDOOR PUBLIC GATHERING PLACES. THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF BEVERLY HILLS HEREBY ORDAINS AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. On April 1, 2014, the City Council considered the introduction of this Ordinance at a duly noticed public meeting and on the basis of the record thereof finds the following facts to be true: A. Tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke cause death and disease and impose great social and economic costs; and B. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have found that more than 480,000 people die in the United States from tobaccorelated diseases every year, making it the nation’s leading cause of preventable death;1 and C. The World Health Organization estimates that by 2030, tobacco will account for eight million deaths per year, making it the greatest cause of death worldwide;2 and
known as e-cigarettes, e-cigars, e-cigarillos, epipes, and e-hookahs, are battery operated devices designed to look like and be used in the same manner as conventional tobacco products. Electronic cigarettes employ the use of a cartridge, generally containing up to 20 mg of nicotine to deliver vaporized nicotine to users. Some cartridges used by electronic cigarettes can be re-filled with liquid nicotine solution, creating the potential for exposure to dangerous concentrations of nicotine;5 and G. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) conducted laboratory analysis of electronic cigarettes and found the following: 1) Diethylene glycol, an ingredient used in antifreeze and toxic to humans, was found in one cartridge; 2) Certain tobacco-specific nitrosamines, which are human carcinogens, were detected in half of the samples tested; 3) Tobacco-specific impurities suspected of being harmful to humans— anabasine, myosmine, and ß-nicotyrine—were detected in a majority of the samples tested; 4) All but one tested cartridge labeled as containing no nicotine did in fact contain low levels of nicotine; 5) Three identically labeled cartridges emitted markedly different amounts of nicotine with each puff. Nicotine levels per 100 mL puff ranged dramatically from 26.8 to 43.2 mcg nicotine; and 6) One high-nicotine cartridge delivered twice as much nicotine to users as was delivered by a nicotine inhalation product approved by the FDA for use as a smoking cessation aid which was used as a control; and
D. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has found secondhand smoke to be a risk to public health and has classified secondhand smoke as a group A carcinogen, the most dangerous class of car- 4 U.S. Department of Health cinogen;3 and and Human Services. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Tobacco-Related Mortality. February 6, 2014. http://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/data_statistics/fact_she ets/health_effects/tobacco_related_mortality 2 World Health Organization. Tobacco Fact Sheet No. 339. July 2013. http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs339/en/ 3 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Health Effects of Exposure to Secondhand Smoke. http://www.epa.gov/smokefree/healtheffects.html 1
E. S e c o n d h a n d smoke is responsible for an estimated 42,000 deaths among nonsmokers each year in the United States, which includes 7,333 lung cancer deaths and 33,951 deaths due to heart disease;4 and
J. A study published in the American Journal of Public Health found similar results to the FDA testing and concluded that the electronic cigarettes tested so far have demonstrated “poor quality control; toxic contaminants, albeit at low levels; misrepresentation of the nicotine delivered; and insufficient evidence of the overall public health benefit”;8 and K. Clinical studies about the safety and efficacy of electronic cigarettes for their intended use have not been submitted to the FDA, and for this reason, consumers currently have no way of knowing: 1) whether electronic cigarettes are safe for their intended use; 2) what types or concentrations of potentially harmful chemicals the products contain; and 3) what dose of nicotine the products deliver;9 and L. The World Medical Association has determined that electronic cigarettes “are not comparable to scientifically-proven methods of smoking cessation” and that “neither their value as therapeutic aids for smoking cessation nor their safety as cigarette replacements is established”;10 and U.S. Food and Drug Administration. E-Cigarette: Questions and Answers. 2010. www.fda.gov/forconsumers/consumerupdates/ucm225210.htm 7 U.S. Food and Drug News Administration. Release, FDA and Public Health Experts Warn About Electronic Cigarettes. July 22, 2009. www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/ Newsroom/PressAnnounce ments/ucm173222.htm 8 Cobb, N.K., Byron, J., and Abrams, D.B., et al. Novel Nicotine Delivery Systems and Public Health: The Rise of the ‘E-Cigarette. American Journal of Public Health, 100 (12): 23402342, 2010. 9 U.S. Food and Drug Administration. FDA Warns Of Health Risk Posed By ECigarettes. 2009. www.fda.gov/downloads/for consumers/consumerupdates/UCM173430.pdf 6
O.Electronic cigarettes often mimic conventional tobacco products in shape, size, and color, with the user exhaling a smoke-like vapor similar in appearance to the exhaled smoke from cigarettes and other conventional Section 2. T h e tobacco products; and City Council hereby renumbers Section 5-4P. A study pub- 12 (“Penalties and lished in the Journal of Enforcement”) of Environmental and Chapter 4 (“Smoking Public Health suggests Regulations”) of Title 5 that electronic cigarettes (“Public Health, Welfare, “may have the capacity and Sanitation”) of the to ‘re-normalize’ tobac- Beverly Hills Municipal co use in a demo- Code to be Section 5-4graphic that has had 16 and amends it to significant denormal- read as follows: ization of tobacco use previously”;12 and “5-4-16: Penalties and Enforcement: Q.Recent newspaper reports from A. It is unlawful across the nation indi- for any person who cate that electronic ciga- owns, manages, operrettes have a propensity ates or otherwise confor exploding while trols the use of any charging or in use. premises subject to the These explosions have regulation under this caused severe burns chapter to fail to comply and physical injuries to with its provisions. users. Additionally, these explosions have B. It is unlawful caused property dam- for any person to smoke age; and in any area where smoking is prohibited by 10 World Medical the provisions of this Association. Statement on chapter.
Electronic Cigarettes and Other Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems. October 2012. www.wma.net/en/30publications/10policies/e19/inde x.html.pdf?print-mediatype&footerright=[ page]/[toPage] 11 King, B.A., Alam, S., and Promoff, G., et al. “Awareness and Ever Use of Electronic Cigarettes Among U.S.Adults, 20102011.” Nicotine and Tobacco Research. 12 McMillen, R., Maduka, J., and Winickoff, .J. “Use of Emerging Tobacco Products in the United States.” Journal of Environmental and Public Health.
R. The use of electronic cigarettes in smoke free locations threatens to undermine compliance with smoking regulations and reverse the progress that has been made in establishing a social norm that smoking is not permitted in certain locations; and
Health Consequences of Smoking—50 Years of Progress. A Report of the Surgeon General. 2014. http://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/data_statistics/sgr/50thanniversary/index.htm 5 Yamin, C.K., Bitton A., and Bates, D.W. E-Cigarettes: A Rapidly Growing Internet S. The City of Phenomenon. Annals of M. The federal Beverly Hills has been Internal Medicine, 153:607- law restricting the sale among a growing list of 609, 2010. of tobacco products to
H. The FDA has raised concerns that electronic cigarettes, which are often marketed in appealing flavors, can increase nicotine addiction among young people and may lead youth to try conventional tobacco products;6 and
I. The FDA has also raised concerns that electronic cigarettes are marketed and sold to young people and are readily accessible online F. Electronic cig- and via mall kiosks;7 and arettes, commonly
minors currently applies only to cigarettes, cigarette tobacco, roll-yourown tobacco, and smokeless tobacco, not electronic cigarettes. 21 U.S.C. § 387a(b). However, California law prohibits the sale of electronic cigarettes to minors. Health & Safety Code § 119405; and N. Between 2010 and 2011, rates of both awareness and use of unregulated electronic cigarettes by adults increased significantly;11
2, Section 2101, et seq). On March 4, 2014, the City Council adopted an ordinance to regulate electronic cigarette retailers just as the City regulates cigarette retailers, and to regulate electronic cigarettes in a manner similar to tobacco.
progressive cities throughout the nation which have adopted more stringent local smoking and tobacco control ordinances to protect public health. In 2008, the City Council adopted the “90210 Fresh Air Dining Ordinance” (BHMC Title 5, Chapter 4), which banned smoking in all outdoor dining areas. In 2010, the City Council adopted an ordinance to regulate tobacco retailers through an annual permitting process (BHMC Title 4, Chapter
unenclosed area where members of the general public are attending, viewing or participating in a group activity, such as a special event, Section 4. T h e parade or fair.” City Council hereby adds new Section 5-4Section 7. CEQA. 13 (“Prohibition of The City Council hereby Smoking in Farmers finds that it can be seen Markets”) to Chapter 4 with certainty that there (“Smoking Regulations”) is no possibility the of Title 5 (“Public Health, adoption of this Welfare, and Ordinance will have a Sanitation”) of the significant adverse Beverly Hills Municipal effect on the environCode to read as follows: ment because the Ordinance only expands “5-4-13: Prohibition of upon existing cigarette Smoking in Farmers and electronic cigarette Markets: use restrictions. It is therefore exempt from California Smoking is prohibited in Environmental Quality Act all farmers markets. For review pursuant to Title purposes of this section, 14, Section 15061(b)(3) a farmers market shall of the California Code of mean any food market Regulations. at which local farmers sell fruit and vegetables Section 8. and other items such as Severability. If any secmeat, cheese, and bak- tion, subsection, subdiery products directly to vision, sentence, consumers, whether clause, phrase, or poron public or private tion of this Ordinance or property.” the application thereof to any person or place, Section 5. T h e is for any reason held to City Council hereby be invalid or unconstituadds new Section 5-4- tional by the final deci14 (“Prohibition of sion of any court of Smoking in Public and competent jurisdiction, Private Plazas”) to the remainder of this Chapter 4 (“Smoking Ordinance shall remain Regulations”) of Title 5 in full force and effect. (“Public Health, Welfare, and Sanitation”) of the Section 9. Beverly Hills Municipal Publication. The City Code to read as follows: Clerk shall cause this example, ATMs, bank teller windows, telephones, ticket lines, information kiosks and takeout counters.”
C. The city prosecutor, any peace officer and any city code enforcement officer shall have the authority to enforce the provisions “5-4-14: Prohibition of Smoking in Public and of this chapter. Private Plazas: D. Punishment under this Municipal Smoking is prohibited in Code shall not preclude all public and private punishment pursuant to plazas except in areas any provision of law per- of private plazas that taining to smoking or lit- are specifically set aside tering. Nothing in this for smoking and desigchapter precludes any nated by posted sigperson from seeking nage, provided that any other remedies, such areas are not withpenalties or procedures in twenty feet of building provided by law. The entrances or exits or remedies provided in designated pathways. this Municipal Code are For purposes of this cumulative and in addi- section, a public and prition to any other reme- vate plaza shall mean dies available at law or any publicly owned in equity.” unenclosed place, other than a sidewalk, that is Section 3. T h e paved and permanently City Council hereby set aside for pedestrian adds new Section 5-4- use, including, for exam12 (“Prohibition of ple, a courtyard, plaza Smoking in Outdoor or promenade.” Service Lines”) to Chapter 4 (“Smoking Section 6. T h e Regulations”) of Title 5 City Council hereby (“Public Health, Welfare, adds new Section 5-4and Sanitation”) of the 15 (“Prohibition of Beverly Hills Municipal Smoking at Outdoor Code to read as follows: Public Gatherings”) of Chapter 4 (“Smoking “5-4-12: Prohibition of Regulations”) of Title 5 Smoking in Outdoor (“Public Health, Welfare, Service Lines: and Sanitation”) of the Beverly Hills Municipal Smoking is prohibited in Code to read as follows: all outdoor service lines. For purposes of this “5-4-15: Prohibition of section, an outdoor Smoking at Outdoor service line shall mean Public Gatherings: any outdoor area designed to be or regu- Smoking is prohibited at larly used by one or all outdoor public gathmore persons to receive erings, except in areas or wait to receive a servspecifically set aside for ice, enter a public place, or make a transaction smoking and designated whether or not such by posted signage. For service or transaction purposes of this section, includes the exchange an outdoor public gathof money including, for ering shall mean an
Ordinance to be published at least once in a newspaper of general circulation published and circulated in the City within fifteen (15) days after its passage in accordance with Section 36933 of the Government Code, shall certify to the adoption of this Ordinance and shall cause this Ordinance and the City Clerk’s certification, together with proof of publication, to be entered in the Book of Ordinances of the Council of this City. Section 10. Effective Date. This ordinance shall go into effect and be in full force and effect at 12:01 a.m. on June 1, 2014. LILI BOSSE Mayor of the City of Beverly Hills, California ATTEST: BYRON POPE (SEAL) City Clerk APPROVED AS TO FORM: LAURENCE S. WIENER City Attorney APPROVED AS TO CONTENT: JEFFREY C. KOLIN City Manager VOTE: AYES: Councilmembers Mirisch, Brien, Gold, and Mayor Bosse NOES: None ABSENT: Councilmember Krasne CARRIED
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M AMA’ S H OME C ARE 323/655-2622
is available for live-in
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LAND FOR SALE
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PRIVATE BEVERLY HILLS O F F ICE SUITE OFFICES Prime Location on Beverly Hills Triangle • • • • • Wilshire next to $1,200/Month
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280sf. • Sub-Lease Furnished/ Move-in Ready 4 built-in workstations, • Executive Suite $400 up ergonomic chairs, includes utilities flat files, natural light. Wired for • Penthouse 2,267 SF • 4F w/views 2500-5000 sf telephone/internet.
IDEAL FOR CREATIVE FIRM
TOWNHOMES/ CONDOS FOR SALE
KELEMEN REAL ESTATE (310) 966-0900 License 00957281
all listings are on CenturyCityLiving.com
FOR LEASE 3,260 SQ.FT. 1920s Art Deco Exterior, BEAUTIFUL Extremely Modern & MEDICAL SUITE Industrial Interior. Short & Long Term, AVAILABLE Starting at $750 “MUST SEE” Please call: Stephanie 310/276-2119
8444 Wilshire Bl. @ La Cienega Bl.
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TWO STORY HOME
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1110 SOUTH SWALL FABULOUS THREE BEDROOM AND GUESTHOUSE WITH HUGE YARD. PERFECT FOR DEVELOPER, FAMILY LIVING OR REMODELING.
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• B E V E R LY H I L L S • 3 BEDROOMS + 3 BATHS • $6,500 Month Available Immediately
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$829,500 1,400 sq. ft. Corner South Tower. 270 degree Unobstructed Views 2 Jumbo Balconies Largest Condo in Complex
2 BED/2 BATHS $550,000 Magnificent renovation Quiet Corner.Tree Views Lower Floor.Granite Island Kitchen.Stainless Steel Appliances. Real Hardwood Floors. Luxurious Baths Raised Coffered Ceilings South & West Exposures
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from $5,800,000. from $1,199,000
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Mylene 310/246-9625 OR SMALL BUSINESS . CENTURY PARK EAST or 310/242-0507 310/247-9572 x-223 2 BED/DEN/2 BATHS
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Some Complexes include Heated Pools, Sundeck, Tennis, Doorman, Houseman, Staff Engineers, Switchboard, Security Staff, Switchboard, Saunas, Business Center, Pet PlayLand, Restaurant, Acres of Flower Gardens and Grassy Lawns. For Lease See our Ad Sec. 440
SUSAN ANDREWS Estates Division®, Director 323.829.8811 cell LuxuryLAHomes.com CalBRE 01425843
314 S. Rimpau Blvd, Hancock Park www.314SouthRimpau.com | $4,499,000 John Aaroe Group does not guarantee the accuracy of square footage, lot size, or other information concerning the condition or features of the property provided by the seller or obtained from public records and other sources and the buyer is advised to independently verify the accuracy of that information. If your property is currently listed, this is not a solicitation.
BRAND NEW HAMPTON TRADITIONAL IN
YOUR KID NEED TO WALK TO BHHS OR ADD TO YOUR INVESTMENT PORTFOLIO ?
Gourmet Chef's Kitchen, Granite Counters, Stainless Appliances, Custom Cabinets, Step Down living Rm., Dining Rm, Plantation Shutters, Wood Floors, Master with Large Walk-In Closet; A/C, Security System, Gated Courtyard and Grassy Backyard; BHUSD. Close to Restuarants & Rodeo Drive.
BEVERLY HILLS Home For Lease North of Sunset
GORGEOUS 2 BEDROOM
4 BATH + DEN + POOL PRIME STUDIO CITY BEVERLY HILLS AVAILABLE MAY 1ST. Complete in 45 days. TOWNHOME Not in MLS Beautifully Furnished UPDATED 2 BD. +2.5 BA. 5 BEDROOM, 4.5 BATH TALL WINDOWS, WOOD SHORT TERM AVAILABLE High-ceiling, Ash Oak FLOORS & BALCONY (3 to 6 Months) ONLY $695 K !! floors, Wainscoting, a CALL IRENE ASAP Reduced - Sacrifice Martha Stewart kitchen 310/993-6141 PRINCIPALS ONLY Write2Elle@aol.com and family room open to grassy yard with pool/ spa Off Market 407 and outdoor entertaining. Homes & Condos GARAGE/STORAGE Master w/private patio For Sale TO RENT North of Sunset adjoins luxurious master 7 Bd + 8 Ba bath, his & her closet and Huge lot. B . H . P.O. Home 4 additional bedrooms. $1,950,000 SANTA MONICA 3 Westwood Condo’s $2.15 Million 427 Montana Ave.
Visit Us At: bhcourier.com Or Call: 310.278.1322
2 Bd.+1 Ba. $599,000 2 Bd.+Den $899,000 Wislhire Corridor 3 Bd.+3 Ba. $2,600,000 Spectacular views ANNETTE WOLF • AGT.
435 Guesthouse For Rent • BEL AIR • Private Guestwing: Architectural Bdrm+Bath Hi-ceilings, views, deck. No pets, no smoking. References needed. A CCESS TO S TUDIOS , UCLA & 405!
We File &
Av a i l a b l e for Rent. Close to Beach . 310/394-7132
For Info call: 310.278.1322
440 UNFURNISHED APT’S/CONDO’S
440 UNFURNISHED APT’S/CONDO’S
R E N TA L S
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~ WESTWOOD ~ BRENTWOOD W E S T L . A . W E S T W O O D 10992 Ashton Ave. Border of 12333 TeXaS Ave. 1 0 9 0 5 O h i o A v e . • • 1 Bd.+1 Ba. • • The Carlton 412 N. OAKHURST DR. B E V E R L Y H I L L S • • • • Single •• ~ Luxury Large ~ 321 S. Sherbourne Dr. 11666 Goshen Ave. ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ •• •• Bachelor •• Balcony, intercom 2 Bdrm. + 2 Bath 2 Bd.+Den+2 Ba. • • Spacious • • ( • ) ( • ) ( • ) ( • ) ( ) entry, elevator, onSingle ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ • • 1 Bd.+1 Ba. • • sight Dining rm., appliances, • Jr. 1 Bdrm. • ∞ laundry, prkg. •• • 1 Bd.+Den+11/2 Ba. Granite counters, dishwasher/dryer in unit, • • • Close to UCLA & •• Wifi, Bright, controlled
wet bar, balcony, central Balcony, controlled air, walk-in closet, access, a/c, stove, 2-parking. No pets. elevator, laundry 310/273-9996 facility, parking.
—————–––– BEVERLY HILLS
( • ) ( • ) ( • ) ( • ) ( • ) washer, balcony, stove,
WiFi, central air/heat, intercom-entry, on-site fireplace, patio, laundry, parking. controlled access, 310/826-4600 • 310/247-8689 • pool, elevator, parking, laundry facility. Close to Cedars-Sinai,
Character & Charm ! Glass Fireplace Newly Remodeled. Westwood Village . New hrwd. flrs., access, balcony, 310/479-8977 granite counters, pool, elevator, stainless steel appl., laundry facility, prkg. Close To U.C.L.A. • WESTWOOD • alcove fireplace, 1422-1428 Kelton Av. fridge, laundry facility, 310/477-6856 gated parking, intercom Spacious • WESTWOOD • entry, WiFi and more. 1 Bd. + 1 Ba. • • 310/552-8064 • 10933 Rochester Ave. Hardwood floors, ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Rooftop jacuzzi dishwasher, controlled with panoramic 2 Bd.+2 Ba. access, on-site Spacious a/c, fireplace, city views. laundry & parking. pool, controlled access, C LOSE TO U.C.L.A. CULVER CITY laundry fac., prkg.
310/312-9871 Beverly Center & 1628 Westgate Ave. • 2 Bd. + 2 Ba. • Trendy Robertson Bl. Shopping & Dining in ~ SINGLE ~ Brentwood Village • • • • B right & Airy. • • • S A N TA M O N I C A • • • Dishwasher, • • N o r t h o f W i l s h i r e • BRENTWOOD • Intercom entry, on-sight B R I G H T & S P A C I O U S • CONDO QUALITY • 125 N. Barrington Av. • Free WiFi Access • parking, on-sight N E W LY U P D AT E D BEVERLY HILLS 8 4 3 4 th S t . 310/473-5061 laundry facility. LIVING. * * * * * Close To U.C.L.A. • • • • • Close to transportation. Balcony, dishwasher, 1 Bdrm. + 1 Bath • 2 Bdrm. 310/820-1810 • WESTWOOD • + 2 Bath • elevator, intercom Balcony, a/c, wet bar, 550 Veteran Ave. • entry, on-site large closets, walk-in • S i n g l e • •••• ~ W E S T ~ Upscale, Bright, laundry, parking. closet, controlled 2 Bd.+2 Ba. Gorgeous & Spacious. L O S A N G E L E S • P LEASE C ALL : access, elevator, ••••• 12424 TeXaS Ave. • • • • • 310/435-3693 laundry room, parking. Very spacious, • Bachelor • granite counters, Heated pool/gym/sauna. With Pool, balcony, • 1 Bd.+1 Ba. • microwave, intercom central air, fireplace, BEVERLY HILLS 310/969-0610 entry, on-sight launV E R Y N I C E U N I T. stove, elevator, inter218 S. Tower Dr. 4 Blks. to Beach. dry, parking & WiFi. • •• com entry, prkg. gym. 2nd floor, +1 Ba. • 1 Bd. Very close to UCLA •• •• = BRENTWOOD = • 310/476-2181 • on-site laundry, & Westwood Village. Studio • • 417 S. Barrington Av. Close to shopping, covered parking, 310/208-5166 ••
Old World Charm ! : : : : : : : : : : : : Bright, intercom entry, • 1 Bdrm. fridge, stove, laundry fac. : : : : : : +1 Bath •
CLOSE TO RESTAURANTS & SHOPPING . 310/531-3992
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• • • • • • •
dining & schools.
controlled access, prkg. Close to Brentwood Village.
Central air, large Newly Updated balcony, pool, elevator, 1 Bdrm. + 1 Bath on-site laundry, 2 Bdrm. + 2 Bath intercom entry. •••••••• 320 N. La Peer Dr. Balcony, dishwasher, • 310/246-0290 • a/c, heated pool, WiFi, CLOSE TO elevator controlled S H O P S & D I N I N G access, on-site laundry, parking. Close to In The HEART of Brentwood Village, BEV. HILLS TRIANGLE Shops & Restaurants. 170 N. Crescent Dr. • 310/826-4889 •
Rooftop pool, deck, central air, elevator, intercom entry, on-sight laundry, gym, parking.
3830 Vinton Ave.
Pool, sauna, • intercom entry, • • • • • elevator, on-site Single laundry, parking. • • • • • All Utilities Paid. WiFi, pool, elevator, 310/841-2367 controlled access, onsight laundry, parking. Close to U.C.L.A. LOW MOVE - IN ! 310/473-1509 1380 Midvale Ave.
WILSHIRE CORRIDOR 10530-10540 Wilshire Bl.
—————–––– ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞
L.A.’S FINEST, MOST LUXURIOUS APT. RENTAL
* * * * * *
“The Mission ” • Westwood •
WiFi, a/c, intercom
Studio entry, laundry facility,
Spacious & Bright. elevator, parking, pool. CLOSE TO U.C.L.A., A/C, SHOPPING & 1 BLK. dishwasher, stove, TO WESTWOOD PARK. intercom entry, 310/478-8616 on-sight laundry, prkg.
lush garden Every Extra Luxury: custom cabinets, granite surrounding pool, countertops, stone entry, gym, elevator, etc. pool, health club, spa. Hrwd. flrs., granite • Free WiFi Access • counters, dishwasher, • Close to UCLA • 1350 S. MIDVALE AVE. central air, balcony. L.A., 90024 Call: 310/470-4474 Contact Mgr.:
• 310/864-0319 •
— ———— –––– W S L. E T
1236 Amhearst Ave.
2 Bd.+2 Ba. ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ 2 Bdrm.+2 Bath Includes: Dishwasher, a/c, Granite counters, controlled access, Fireplace, balcony, on-site parking laundry facility, subterranean prkg. & laundry facility. Near Whole Foods. 310/820-8584
Bright unit. Dishwasher, On-site laundry, parking. Close to CLOSE TO SHOPS & R ESTAURANTS . Close to shops+dining. Brentwood Village. Fireplace, balcony, wet bar, dishwasher, laundry facility, elevator, parking.
1409 Midvale Ave.
904-908 Granville Av. • Spacious Units •
* * BRENTWOOD * * * 1* * 2 Bdrm. +2 /2 Bath • B R E N T W O O D • 519 S. Barrington Ave. * * * * * * * 922 S. Barrington Av. ˚Δ˚Δ˚Δ˚Δ˚Δ˚Δ˚ Large & Bright. • 1 Bdrm. +1 Bath • 2 Bdrm.+11/2 Bath
• STUDIO • • • • • • BRENTWOOD • 1 Bd.+1 Ba. • • • • • • • 1 Bd+Loft+1 Ba • • : : : : : : : : : : : : 11730 SUNSET BLVD. ~ WEST L.A. ~ •• 1• Bd.• + 1• Ba. • ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ • 2 Bd+2 Ba+Balcony Luxury Living •• • • • • • • Hardwood floors, • • • • • • NEWLY REMODELED 1675 Colby Ave. Single • • 6-Month Lease Avail. with valet, • *** • • • • pool, laundry facility, 1 Bdrm.+1 Bath • * * * * * *
• 2 Bd.+Den+2 Ba. • • 310/440-5051 • • VERY UNIQUE • MUST SEE • 1 Bd.+1 Ba. • —————–––– French doors in bdrm. to • BRENTWOOD • Free WiFi Access • patio overlooking pool • 11640 Kiowa Ave. ~ 310/476-3824 ~ • GORGEOUS UNITS • • • • • • • • • BRENTWOOD & U.C.L.A. CLOSE —————––––
Pool, a/c, balcony, fridge, stove, laundry rm., prkg., intercom entry, elevator.
2220 S. Beverly Glen
• • 1 Bd. +1 Ba. • • • • • L o t s o f • • •
443 S. Oakhurst Dr.
—————–––– WESTWOOD 1382 Kelton Ave.
1 B DRM . +1 B ATH ¥ ¥ ¥ ¥ ¥ • Large Unit • Dishwasher, controlled access, on-sight laundry & parking.
MAKE YOURSELF AT HOME. Condo Style Living In Beverly Hills
LUXURY 2 BEDROOM APARTMENTS
L UXURY 2 B EDROOM f r o mA PARTMENTS $ 3 1 5 0 t o FROM $ 3 9 9$3150 5
Gourmet Granite Kitchens & Baths, Pool, Gym, In Home Laundry Rooms
133 North Almont Towers
Close to Dining & Shops.
www.almonttowers.com • 310.888.8875
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WILSHIRE CORRIDOR CONDO FOR LEASE
Southern Exposure, Beautifully Furnished 336 S. SPALDING DR 137 S. MAPLE DR. LARGE LUXURY 2,763 SqFt. 3 Bdrm+Office/Den+3 Bath • • • • • • • • • • 3 BDRM., 3.5 BA. SPACIOUS 2 BD./DEN/2 BA. Contemporary, new chef’s kitchen, large open spaces, private terrace, fireplace, and multi-million dollar views from Downtown to the Pacific Ocean. • • • • • The W ilshire is the premiere luxury building. Private elevator access to each unit, state of the art gym/pool facilities, valet parking, and full-time concierge and security.
$11,000 Per Month Call Mr. Charles: 310-826-5636
—————–––– * HOLLYWOOD *
KELEMEN REAL ESTATE (310) 966-0900 License 00957281
* * * * * all listings are on Newly Remodeled CenturyCityLiving.com Great Views Great views, controlled NOW AVAILABLE GATED 5 STAR access, balcony, LUXURY PROPERTIES elevator, lrg. pool, F URNISHED & U NFURNISHED prkg, on-sight laundry. *BEL AIR H IKING IN R UNYON *WESTWOOD C ANYON , H OLLYWOOD *CENTURY CITY B OWL /N IGHTLIFE . 323/467-8172
1769-1775 N. Sycamore Av.
• Single • Bachelor Controlled access, laundry facility. Utilities Included.
323/851-3790 Close to Everything.
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274 LAFAYETTE PARK PL.
1 Bdrm.+1 Bath
Granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, air conditioned, new hrwd. flrs., designer finishes, balcony, ceiling fan, elevator, controlled access. Fitness ctr, yoga room, wi-fi, skyview lounge w/ outdoor fireplace, laundry facilities. Easy freeway access
—————–––– LOS ANGELES
401 S. HOOVER St.
• 1 2 •
• • • Bd.+1 Bd.+2 • • •
• • • Ba. Ba. • • •
Control access, pool, dishwasher, elevator, on-site laundry and parking.
Hardwood floors, central air, fireplace, large balcony. $4,850/MO.
Call Mike: ** 310/801-3310 **
With patio and skylight, Hardwood floors, granite counter tops, bar, ample closets, Elevator access, gated building w/parking.
B E V E R LY HILLS Near schools, world class
UPPER SPANISH DUPLEX shopping & restaurants. 3 BDRMS + 2 BATHS $2,950MO. Viewing by appointment $4,775/MO. Bright, spacious living call 310/432-3125 room w/stained glass window, marble fireplace, wood floors, lrg. formal dining, breakfast nook, all new stainless steel appliances, washer & dryer in unit, central A/C and 2 car garage.
————— SPECTACULAR BEVERLY HILLS TOWNHOUSE
Spacious Bright Upper Front 2 Bdrm. + 2 Bath
BRIGHT & CONTEMPORARY 1 Bd.+1 Ba. • $1,875 Totally Remodeled,
Remodeled kitchen, microwave, dishwasher, carpet, excellent closet space, a/c units. $2,500/Month
new kitchen w/ granite tops, stainless steel appliances (fridge, stove, d/w). Carpet, V-blinds. 2nd flr. unit, prkg, laundry, outside storage. Pet OK.
• Pet Friendly • Call: 310/556-1284
—————–––– HEART of BEVERLY HILLS
2 BED/DEN/2 BATHS $4,950/MONTH
Extra Large 1,400 sq. ft. Corner Renovated, 2 Balconies Unobstructed City Views. Granite Kitchen. Updated Baths Hardwood Floors
2 BED/2 BATH HIGH FLOOR $3,750/MONTH Available furnished For additional rent. Totally Renovated. Real Hardwood Floors. Quartz Counters. Jumbo 3 drawer. refrigerator. Large Balcony. Walkin Closet. Manhattan Style Views
1 BED/1 BATH $2,900/MONTH High Floor Under Renovation Partial City/Ocean Views
1 BED/1 BATH $2,700/MONTH Penthouse Fresh Paint New Carpets Tub &Stall Shower 3 closets plus Walk-In Partial Ocean View Big Room
3 BEDROOM, 2 BATH
Includes Hardwood Floors, Fireplace, Central Heating & Air Conditioning, Dining Room, Charming Breakfast Nook, With All Appliances, Washer & Dryer, Storage, 2 Car Parking and Freshly Painted. $3,850/MO.
SOUTH ELM DR. 6-Unit secured bldg. 1 Bd.+1 Ba. • $1,800
1st flr. All Upgraded, dishwasher, stove, fridge, hardwood flrs., central air, laundry rm. $2,200/Month 125 S. Crescent Dr.
Newly Remodeled kitch. w/ granite counters. 1st flr., rear. Hrwd flrs., a/c, ceiliing fan, shared patio, secured bldg., carport. Pet considered.
PRIME LOCATION 136 S. Palm Dr. SANTA MONICA 2+Den+2 • $3,500 2+2 • $3,200 North of Wilshire 2 Bdrm. + 2 Bath 1+Den+2 • $2,800 L BRIGHT & SPACIOUS UNITS. ARGE & B EAUTIFUL Upper front unit. HardCentral air/heat. • OPEN HOUSE • wood floors, appliances, patio, front+back yard. Sun. • 1-4pm 7-Blocks to Beach 310/863-4325
Some Complexes include BEVERLY HILLS ADJ. Heated Pools, Sundeck, Tennis, Doorman, 1017 S. SHERBOURNE Houseman, Staff Engineers, Switchboard, Security Staff, Very Private & Spacious 201 N. LA PEER DR. Switchboard, Saunas, 2 BDRM. + 1.5 BATH 2 BEDROOM, 2 BATH Business Center, Pet $2,595/MO. upper unit with breakfast PlayLand, Restaurant, New hardwood & carpet and formal dining room. Acres of Flower Gardens flooring, upgraded kitchen, and Grassy Lawns. Yard, laundry & parking.
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balcony, central air, pool,
For Sale See our Ad Sec. 270
————–––– —————–––– — BEVERLY HILLS BEVERLY HILLS
333 S. Rexford Dr.
224 S. REXFORD DR. 1 Bdrm. + 1 Bath Spacious Duplex Upper front. New 2 BEDROOM, 1 BATH carpet & blinds, 1,400sf, living & dining hi-ceilings, a/c, stove, room, walk-in closets, dishwasher, laundry 310/271-6811 all appliances, deck. facility, parking. CALL 323/658-5332 Cell: 310/994-4122
Must see! 439 S. Rexford ————— — ————––––
All Types. Will appraise your car for free.
CALL TERRY: 323/868-4119
—————–––– —————–––– BEVERLY HILLS ADJ
Upper, Hrwd. flrs., drapes, granite kitchen+bath, stainless steel appl., w/d hook-ups, hi-ceilings. Shared backyard. No pets.
We Will Buy Your Car, Running or Not.
Beautiful 1 Bd. +1 Ba.
324 S. Rexford Dr. 310/858-8320 2+Den+3 • $2,850 2-Entrances, dining+ break-fast area, hrwd. BEVERLY HILLS ADJ throughout, lots of closets, Bedford/Olympic a/c, laundry fac., 2-car prkg. Total privacy. 2 BD, 2 BA CONDO Appt: 310/271-4207 $2,150/MO.
decorated. All new interior.
$$ CASH $$ FOR CARS
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22 John Irving character 24 QE2’s operator 28 Leave in a hurry 31 Music producer Brian 33 ___-Magnon man 34 New corp. hire, often 35 Man, in Milano 36 Cuts, as a cake 37 Coffee-break time, perhaps 38 Shakespeare’s “Titus ___” DOWN 39 Financial writer 1 Breakaway group Marshall 2 Renault model with 40 “What business is a mythological ___ yours?” name 43 Bird whose 3 Woody’s “Annie feathers were Hall” role once prized by 4 “Joanie Loves milliners Chachi” co-star 44 Neil of Fox News 5 ___ 500, annual 45 Ken of “Brothers & race in Ridgeway, Sisters” Va. 46 Quaker production 6 Wildlife IDs 47 One of the 7 Ones who are the Kardashians talk of the town? 48 Composer Camille 8 Baking ___ Saint-___ 9 Actress Judd 50 The U.N.’s ___ 10 Use elbow Hammarskjöld grease on 51 Pounds’ sounds 11 Opening for a 54 Give rise to dermatologist 55 “You Must Love 12 Common Me” musical newsstand locale: 56 Nosy one Abbr. 13 Seat at the counter 57 Millennia on end 59 Candy-heart 14 Ready to be message played, say 60 “That’s ___!” 15 De-file? (“Not true!”) 16 ___ Trend 63 Rug fiber 17 Graceful 64 Hersey’s Italian trumpeter town 20 ___ Aviv 67 Roman emperor
71 Flaps 74 Naval petty officer: Abbr. 75 “Amazing” debunker 77 Anita of jazz 78 “La Dolce Vita” setting 80 Slugger’s practice area 84 Futurist 85 ESPN broadcaster Bob
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106 Amazon fig. 107 D-Day invasion town 108 Former C.I.A. chief Panetta 109 Artist’s alias with an accent 111 “The Price Is Right” broadcaster 113 I.C.U. pros
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****** Founding Publisher March Schwartz (Publisher 1965-2004) Clifton S. Smith, Jr. (Publisher 2004-2014)
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A NOTE FROM THE COURIER’S NEW OWNER I love where I live. The City of Beverly Hills holds a very special place in my heart. Simply put, I love it here. I feel very blessed to live here, and that is the primary reason I wanted to become the new owner of The Beverly Hills Courier. After all, it is the City’s one and only newspaper so it's an integral part of it, and I want that to go on and on. Looking forward, my purpose will always be to promote our wonderful City, and to present our readers with quality information keeping everyone up to date on current events, news and always with exceptional photos. All of the special editions that you’ve come to love will continue, and we will develop more as time permits. The Courier’s staff will be moving to my Kenquest Building on Canon Drive very soon. I think having them all centrally located will help serve the community even more. It’s closer to City Hall, our esteemed local businesses, and the Golden Triangle. Thank you. I am excited about working more intensely with the City and The Courier. It is my express desire to serve you and our City to best possible end always. Paula Kent Meehan
From The Publisher
MARCIA WILSON HOBBS This has been a significant week for The Beverly Hills Courier team as we change ownership after a decade of strong leadership under Publisher Clif Smith. Clif is a brilliant guy. His love and study of history and politics have added flavor to his editorials over the years—not to mention his unwavering insistence that government at all levels be transparent, efficient, economically sustainable, and, most of all, responsive to it’s constituents, which for us includes residents and our strong business community. Clif has been a stalwart supporter of our Beverly Hills schools at every opportunity and a loyal supporter of our BHUSD School Board's efforts to protect your children–including this paper's strong and accurate investigative stories into the mendacity of Metro. Clif has left a big footprint in the alluvial terrain of Beverly Hills and our surrounding readership communities—a footprint that I find daunting. He has also become a great and loyal friend, and I know I can always count on him to tell me the truth. Paula Kent Meehan, who has been a close counselor and a special friend to me for over three decades, has entrusted me with the stewardship of The Courier going forward. We have a great team at The Courier and all of us commit our loyalty to Paula, and hope this great City of Beverly Hills will help us to be the best we can in the coming years. Warmly, Marcia
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR The citizens of Beverly Hills and the readers of The Courier applaud its sale to Paula Kent Meehan. She is a Beverly Hills resident, a businessperson, a great supporter of the arts and pets and many other things here. We are certain The Courier will be in strong, capable hands. Daniel Fink ****** Seriously, folks…let’s get serious! That seems to be the word du jour when it comes to discussion of the Westside Subway Extension. The Courier argues that Metro should take temporarily affected residents and businesses seriously in its efforts to build through our fair City. The City and school district oppose the local Purple Line, citing public transit’s serious environmental impact on the area. But nowhere to be found is whether we should take our economy seriously. While residents and business deserve sufficient notice, this debate is bigger than Beverly Hills. Mobility is the foundation of economic activity and the lynchpin of development. The more mobile we are, the stronger our economy is going to be. Mobility is a social imperative, too. Every citizen has a right to be mobile; every citizen has a right to be able to get to his or her job. Investing in transit means investing in people, and that enriches everyone’s quality of life. And about those bike lanes…sustainable mobility eases congestion and supports attractive, convenient and livable communities. Let’s give those a chance too! David C. Bohnett
POLICE BLOTTER The following assaults, burglaries, robberies and grand thefts have been reported by BHPD. Streets are usually indicated by block numbers. Losses in brackets. ASSAULT 04/13 9700 Wilshire Bl. ($863) 03/15 Brighton Wy./N. Canon Dr. 04/15 300 Reeves Dr. ($445) 03/16 100 N. Willaman Dr. 04/15 100 S. Canon Dr. ($1,280) 03/16 400 S. Almont Dr. 04/15 100 S. Canon Dr. ($1,200) 03/16 9600 Sunset Bl. 04/19 400 N. Rodeo Dr. ($4,200) 03/17 100 S. Linden Dr. 04/21 100 N. Canon Dr. ($1,100) 03/20 100 N. La Peer Dr. 04/22 1100 N. Beverly Dr. ($110) 03/26 200 N. Wetherly Dr. 04/22 100 S. Beverly Dr. ($8.000) 03/28 300 N. Oakhurst Dr. 04/22 9600 Wilshire Bl. ($10,110) 03/30 500 N. Camden Dr. 04/23 200 N. Almont Dr. ($4,790) 03/31 241 S. Moreno Dr. 04/23 200 N. Almont Dr. ($20) 04/03 200 N. Canon Dr. 04/23 200 N. Canon Dr. ($1,715) 04/03 9400 Olympic Bl. 04/25 9600 Wilshire Bl. ($7,272) 04/09 8600 Wilshire Bl. 04/26 100 N. Robertson Bl. 04/12 200 S. Rexford Dr. ($1,530) 04/13 9600 Sunset Bl. GRAND THEFTS 03/16 200 S. Beverly Dr. ($1.806) 04/13 300 N. Crescent Dr. 03/18 Wilshire Bl./S.Almont Dr. 04/14 700 Trenton Dr. ($2,350) 04/14 200 S. Gale Dr. 03/19 9400 Olympic Bl. ($3,070) 04/22 9900 Durant Dr. 03/19 9700 Wilshire Bl. ($920) 04/24 1200 Loma Vista Dr. 03/20 500 N. Canon Dr. BURGLARIES ($155,000) 03/15 300 N. Canon Dr. ($156) 03/21 200 S. Elm Dr. ($5,300) 03/15 9400 Gregory Wy. ($7,490) 03/22 200 S. Hamilton Dr.($2,205) 03/17 200 N. Crescent Dr. ($54) 03/24 9900 Robbins Dr. ($1,305) 03/19 100 S. Bedford Dr. ($4,325) 03/25 100 S. Bedford Dr. ($13,450) 03/20 300 S. Palm Dr. ($400) 03/26 200 N. Clark Dr. ($1,500) 03/21 S. Carson Dr./Wilshire Bl. 03/27 200 S. Beverly Dr. ($2,500) 03/29 9500 Wilshire Bl. ($4,245) ($800) 04/03 9400 Brighton Wy. ($1,800) 03/22 9600 Wilshire Bl. ($705) 04/03 300 N. Rodeo Dr. ($1,550) 03/27 9500 Wilshire Bl. ($1,520) 04/03 300 N. Rodeo Dr. ($2,100) 03/27 100 S. Canon Dr. ($250) 04/04 200 S. Hamel Dr. ($2,000) 03/28 400 S. Bedford Dr. ($600) 04/04 100 S. Beverly Dr. ($5,200) 03/28 N. Crescent Dr./Lexington 04/05 9600 Wilshire Bl. ($1,125) Rd. ($800) 04/06 9600 Wilshire Bl. ($3,400) 03/31 200 S. Willaman Dr. ($200) 04/07 300 N. Oakhurst Dr.($1,250) 03/31 400 S. Beverly Dr. ($2,800) 04/08 100 N. Gale Dr. ($5,000) 03/31 300 N. Rodeo Dr. ($465) 04/09 9500 Wilshire Bl. ($15,115) 04/04 300 N. Crescent Dr. ($810) 04/15 9100 Wilshire Bl. ($6,000) 04/06 400 S. Bedford Dr. ($39) 04/16 9600 Brighton Wy. ($6,000) 04/07 9100 Wilshire Bl. ($4,000) 04/19 300 N. Beverly Dr. ($1,500) 04/20 8500 Wilshire Bl.($135,800) 04/08 400 N. Beverly Dr. ($250) ROBBERIES 04/10 300 S. Doheny Dr. ($20) 03/25 300 N. Canon Dr. ($3,000) 04/10 200 S. La Cienega Bl. 03/27 100 McCarty Dr. ($686) ($2,500) 03/28 100 S. Rodeo Dr. ($65) 04/10 9600 Wilshire Bl. ($1,680) 03/29 9100 Charleville Bl. ($560) 04/10 9700 Wilshire Bl. ($6,240)
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