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By Courier Staff Any idea that the community broadly supports the proposed massive gymnasium and activity center in Roxbury Park championed by Mayor Barry Brucker and Vice Mayor Willie Brien was dispelled by the tension and turnout at the Roxbury Park

Firefighters extinguish a car fire at Fire Service Day. 4

WELCOMING RECEPTION–A reception welcoming the debut of the new Doctors of USC satellite facility in Beverly Hills brought out (from left): Dr. David Agus, USC President C. L. Max Nikias, Dr. Neda Shamie, Dr. Mitchell Gross and Dean Carmen Puliafito. Photo by Steve Cohn

Council Fails Again To Take Stand Against BHHS Tunnel Tickets are selling fast to “KCET Uncorked” at Bouchon Bistro June 12. 5

Eight Beverly Hills Italian restaurants receive “Q” seals. 9

Student athletes qualify for CIF Division 2 Finals. 18 •Fashion •Health and Wellness •Education •Restaurant Review •Birthdays

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Vice Mayor Willie Brien felt compelled to defend the city council against allegations of inaction to block the threatened MTA subway tunnel under Beverly Hills High School. The city of Beverly Hills

went on record supporting mass transit and the “subway to the sea” conditioned upon a Wilshire Boulevard and Santa Monica Boulevard route years (see ‘COUNCIL,’ page 27)

Beverly Hills Chamber Of Commerce Hires New Director By Marla Schevker The Beverly Hills Chamber of Commerce announced at the Beverly Hills City Council Study Session Tuesday they have found a new Chamber of Commerce director, Alexander Stettinski. Stettinski has been a market-

ing professional for over a decade with a strong focus on business communities. He provided strategic direction and leadership for all marketing and communications related activi-

Community Center meeting Wednesday evening. Beverly Hills residents, passionate on both sides, argued with each other as well as with Community Services Director Steve Zoet, Landscape Architect Pat Hirsch and Building Architect Stephen (see ‘ROXBURY,’ page 11)

Brien/Brucker Attack On Rodeo Drive Rejected 3-2 By Courier Staff A massive public break between the city of Beverly Hills and its premiere merchant assocation, the Rodeo Drive Committee, was narrowly averted Tuesday when newly-elected

council member Dr. Julian Gold broke with Vice Mayor Willie Brien and Mayor Barry Brucker to honor the City's commitment to the RDC to contribute to the (see ‘RDC,’ page 16)

Gary Woods Finalist For BHUSD Superintendent The Courier has learned that San Marino Unified School District Superintendent Gary Woods is a finalist for the superintendent’s position in the Beverly Hills Unified School District. San Marino is the top-performing academic school district in California. Woods interviewed in Bev(see ‘SUPERINTENDENT,’ page 16)

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From The Gridiron To Lawry’s To BHCC, Johnson Still Scoring Big By John L. Seitz have a sterling Scoring touchgridiron career as downs was once a a fullback at Slipway of life for Todd pery Rock UniverF. Johnson and–in a sity in Pennsylvacertain respect–still nia before trying is. out at the San The outgoing Diego Chargers’ board chair of the training camp the Beverly Hills Chamsummer of 1986. ber of Commerce, “After looking Todd Johnson who will turn the reins of that or- at some of those big bruisers ganization over to Bruce Schul(see ‘TODD JOHNSON,’ page 22) man next month, actually did

CHLA Named One Of The Best By U.S. News & World Report Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) has once again been named to the elite Honor Roll of children’s hospitals in the U.S. News & World Report rankings released Tuesday. Only 11

children’s hospitals in the United States achieved Honor Roll status for 2011-12, and CHLA is the only hospital in California to (see ‘CHLA,’ page 12)

MICKEY MOUSE’S NEW BEST FRIEND—Mickey Mouse couldn’t resist putting the moves on glamorous Penelope Cruz during the world premiere at Disneyland of Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. The production and marketing budget for the film was $400 million. More photos in George Christy’s column on page 6. Gilbert Flores/Celebrity Photo


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NOTICE OF COMMISSION VACANCY PLANNING COMMISSION The Beverly Hills City Council is seeking qualified residents to fill one position on the Planning Commission. The initial term of office for the position is two years. At the discretion of the City Council, the Commissioner may be reappointed to a second term of four years. The appointee will be required to file an initial and an annual “Statement of Economic Interests” financial disclosure. In order that we may preserve the integrity of the application and interview process, please direct all inquiries to the City Clerk, City Manager or the Director of Community Development. Please DO NOT contact the City Councilmembers or the members of the Planning Commission regarding the vacancy. Application forms for the Planning Commission, along with a description of the duties of a Commissioner, and filing details are available for pickup in the City Clerk’s Office, Room 290, 455 N. Rexford Drive, or call 310.285.2400 to receive an application and information by mail or by email. The deadline for filing applications for this Commission is Monday, June 13, 2011, at 5:30 p.m. BYRON POPE, CMC, City Clerk

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING The City Council of Beverly Hills, at its adjourned regular meeting to be held on Tuesday, May 24, 2011, at 7:00 p.m., or as soon after as the matter is heard, in the Council Chambers of the City Hall, 455 N. Rexford Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210, will hold a public hearing to consider: AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BEVERLY HILLS EXTENDING INTERIM ORDINANCE 11-O-2608 PROHIBITING HIGH IMPACT CONVENIENCE STORES UNLESS SPECIFICALLY APPROVED BY THE CITY, AND DECLARING THE URGENCY THEREOF.

Attend a City Meeting to discuss your views on Beverly Hills’ quality of life as it relates to evening social events in your community. The City’s Human Relations Commission will hear public comments relating to nighttime social events, along ZLWK LPSDFWV RI DPSOL¿HG PXVLF DQG HQWHUWDLQPHQW LQ residential neighborhoods. Public Meeting Date: -Tuesday, May 24, 9:15 a.m. Meeting will be held at City Hall in Council Chambers. Parking is free. 455 N. Rexford Dr., Room 280 For more information visit the City’s website at www.beverlyhills.org/noiseordinance or call 310-285-1006.

This Ordinance would extend the prohibition on the establishment of new high impact convenience stores as defined in the ordinance, unless the City is able to make specific findings to assure the use would not affect the surrounding neighborhoods in a negative manner. As required by Government Code Section 65858(d), the City has issued a written report regarding the interim ordinance. The report is available at the City Library at 444 N Rexford Drive, and in City Hall at the City Clerk’s Office and Permit Counter at 455 N Rexford Drive. This Ordinance 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. It can be seen with certainty that there is no possibility that the adoption and implementation of the Interim Ordinance or extension thereof may have a significant effect on the environment. The extension of the Interim Ordinance does not authorize construction and, in fact, imposes greater restriction on certain development in order to protect the public health, safety and general welfare. This extension is therefore exempt from the environmental review requirements of CEQA pursuant to Section 15061(b) (3) of Title 14 of the California Code of Regulations. All interested persons are invited to attend and speak on this matter. Written comments may also be submitted and should be addressed to the Community Development Department, c/o Planning Services, 455 N. Rexford Drive, 1st Floor, Beverly Hills, CA 90210. All written comments should be received prior to the public hearing. Please note that if you challenge the Council’s action in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the hearing before the City Council, or in written correspondence delivered to the City, either at or prior to the hearing. If there are any questions regarding this notice, please contact Peter Noonan, AICP, Associate Planner, Community Development Department, Planning, at 310.285.1127 or pnoonan@beverlyhills.org. The case file, including a copy of the proposed ordinance, is available for review in the Community Development Department/Planning Services Section, 1st Floor, 455 N. Rexford Drive, Beverly Hills, California. BYRON POPE, CMC, City Clerk


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Affaire In The Gardens Art Show Fire Service Day To Feature Beverly Hills Artists Demonstrations By Marla Schevker show are Architecture ComEducate Public The 38th annual Beverly missioner and photographer Hills Art Show, the Affaire in the Gardens, will take place tomorrow and Sunday. Amongst the 250 artists featured from around the U.S. are several hometown artists from right here in Beverly Hills. Among the local artists featured at the

Zale Richard Rubins, Fine Art photographer Olivier Pojzman and amateur photographer Tracey Gluck. Most of the photographs in the Rubins’ collection are local. This includes a tree with (see ‘AFFAIRE,’ page 25)

FIRE SERVICE DAY—Above: A group of firemen displaying different firefighting outfits and gear at last Saturday’s Fire Service Day. From left, Richard Sandeman in the Hazardous Materials outfit, Mike Cherry in the Structural Firefighting outfit and Mike Zike in the Wild Lands firefighting outfit. Left: Josh Sattley demonstrates how to extinguish a fully engulfed vehicle fire. The crew that is putting it out is from Engine 3 Company, which is located directly behind the car. Photos by Reggie Sully

CVB Launch Website To Encourage ‘Staycations’ HEALTHY COOKING—Club EATalian’s Educational Alliance for Delicious, Nutritious Cooking for Kids was sponsored by the Italian Ministry of Economic Development and organized by the Italian Trade Commission and the Italy-America Chamber of Commerce West and held at Il Fornaio in Beverly Hills recently. Pictured from left: Horace Mann Elementary School Principal Steve Kessler, Italian Deputy Trade Commissioner Paola De Faveri, Executive Director of the Italy America Chamber of Commerce West Letizia Miccoli and BHUSD School Superintendent Richard Douglas.

Delshad Appointed Ambassador By Tricia Arend Former Mayor Jimmy Delshad was designated a Goodwill Ambassador for the City at the City Council study session on May 17. At the request of Mayor Barry Brucker, Delshad was given the honorary title for his leadership during his mayoral

By Brenton Garen A new experimental website recently launched by the Beverly Hills Conference & Visitors Bureau now allows visitors and residents to better enjoy what the City has to offer. One of the features is an interactive map where users can narrow down hotels, restaurants, shopping stores,

parking and things to do with just a couple of clicks. The revamped website coincided with National Travel and Tourism Week, which aims to promote the power of travel each May. Travel and tourism is a $1.25 billion industry for Beverly Hills providing more than 10,000 jobs and generating

$30 million in local tax revenue. Julie Wagner, acting executive director of Beverly Hills CVB, said the new website allowed residents to plan their own “staycations” in their own backyard while contributing to the City’s vital tourism industry. Visit the new website at www.lovebeverlyhills.com.

term, his introduction of unique marketing and branding initiatives and his current work showcasing the success of Beverly Hills and its programs. “I felt this would be a wonderful addition to showing and highlighting all the wonderful (see ‘DELSHAD,’ page 25)

Namvar Found Guilty Of Fraud By Brenton Garen Prominent real estate developer and businessman Ezri Namvar was found guilty of four counts of wire fraud yesterday by a federal court jury in Los Angeles. He faces a statutory maximum of 80 years in prison when he is sentenced Aug. 22. The 59-year-old was con-

victed of stealing about $21 million from four clients who allowed his “qualified intermediary” company to hold their money in safekeeping before it was reinvested in real estate. U.S. District Judge Percy Anderson ordered that Namvar, who is free on bond, be subject to home incarceration with electronic monitoring.

PINK’S OWNERS RECOGNIZED—Good Shepherd Center for Homeless Women and Children hosted its annual ‘Homeless No More’ gala at The Beverly Hills Hotel last Thursday night. From left: GSC development director Cathy Seward, Gloria Pink, Richard Pink, Beverly Pink Wolfe, Timi Freshman and Carolyn Ludwig. The event honored Beverly, Gloria and Richard of Pink’s Hot Dogs for their generous donations and support to Good Shepherd Center. Timi and Carolyn co-chaired the benefit which welcomed 350 guests, and featured a live cash auction and music by The Martini Kings. Each year, Good Shepherd Center serves more than 800 homeless women and children through its emergency shelter, mobile outreach van, two transitional residences and a semi-permanent home for mothers with children. Allen Altchech Photography

BHUSD To Keep $1.4 Million Set Aside For Prop 98 By Marla Schevker With the release of his revised budget on Monday, Gov. Jerry Brown announced he has no plans to suspend Proposi-

tion 98 for this year nor the next two years. Due to the continuation of prop 98, which promises California school districts a minimum amount of

funding each year, the BHUSD will be able to keep the $1.4 million it had set aside. “We were under the im(see ‘BHUSD BUDGET,’ page 27)

Second ‘Meet The Mayor’ Session Next Monday ARCHITECTURAL ACHIEVEMENTS—Baby Sophia, Christine and Patrick Zohrabians and Fran Cohen, Chair of the Architecture Commission, pose with Zohrabians’ award winning design for a Spanish Mission-style project on Foothill Road at the City’s Architecture Day event on May 17. Zohrabians’ project was one of 10 chosen by the City’s Architecture and Design Review Commissions to receive awards for outstanding construction projects in the City earlier this week.

By Tricia Arend Mayor Barry Brucker will hold his second one-on-one “Meet the Mayor” session from 1-5 p.m. on Monday, May 23. The first meeting in his mayoral term was held at the

end of April. Three people attended to discuss diverse questions, Brucker said, and he is looking forward to meeting with more individuals at his second session. “I think once people even

understand further that they have complete access to the mayor, hopefully we’ll fill up the afternoon with appointments,” Brucker stated. (see ‘MEET THE MAYOR,’ page 27)


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BHUSD Approves Early Retirement Plan By Marla Schevker The BHUSD Board of Education voted 4-0-1 last Friday to implement the Supplemental Early Retirement Program (SERP) offered by Kennan and Associates. Boardmember Myra Lurie was out of town and unable to participate in the vote.

“The (12) teachers participating in the SERP represent approximately $1 million in salary,” said Assistant Superintendent for Business Services Alex Cherniss. “We estimate next year to save a couple hundred thousand dollars.” Although the retiring teachers repre(see ‘SERP,’ page 27)

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row from left: Nico Sneider, Ademi Adeniji, Michael Revah, Miles Perfors, Joe Leichenger and Keith Stone. Bottom row from left: Nick Pupiek, Lucas Thau, Nicky Savich, Lucho Gazcon, Yoel Cohavy. Not pictured: Spencer Flores and Zach Harleston.

NEW FACES—Above left: Councilman John Mirisch presents Ron Shalowitz with a certificate of appointment to the Public Works Commission at this week’s City Council meeting. Above right: John Wyka, center, was acknowledged with a certificate of appointment to the Design Review Commission by Vice-Mayor Willie Brien, left, and Mayor Barry Brucker, right, on May 17.

BHEF Links Generations With Council The Beverly Hills Education Foundation has formed a new organization for grandparents to create a community between parents, students and their grandparents by bridging the past and future to support a world class educa-

tion in the present. The organization’s first event will be held June 1 at the Sunset Blvd estate of Susan and Fred Wehba, grandparents of two Beverly Hills students. (see ‘BHEF,’ page 15)

City Updated On Canyon’s Hastain Trail By Tricia Arend At the City Council Study Session on May 17, Ellen Scott of Save Franklin Canyon implored the City to assist in any way possible in the efforts to save the Hastain Trail in Franklin Canyon. Scott said the campaign has completed a survey of the whole trail, is attempting to obtain an implied dedica-

tion for public use easement, has retained a land use attorney and is seeking out legacy hikers, or individuals who hiked the trail pre-1972 by five years. She stated her concern and that of the other 650 hikers in support of the campaign, many of whom are Beverly Hills residents, is how far the owner (see ‘TRAIL,’ page 15)

“KCET Uncorked” To Feature Top Chefs By Brenton Garen Tickets are selling fast to KCET’s rebranding launch celebration to be held at Bouchon Bistro on Canon Drive at 7 p.m. on Sunday June 12. Wine will be flowing freely at “KCET Uncorked” as guests savor culinary specialties and traditional French fare from various food stations , according to Chef de Cuisine Rory Herrmann. Proceeds from the event benefit the future of KCET program development as it recently became the largest independent public station in the country. Guests will have the opportunity to mingle with chef Thomas Keller, who has two restaurants with 3-star ratings from the prestigious Michelin Guide. Attendees will be able to tour Bouchon’s state-of-the-art kitchens, try out some informal cooking and make the restaurant’s signature epi baguettes in the bakery. Tickets to the event are $250, all inclusive. RSVP by June 3 to Hilary Hawthorne at 323-953-5357 or visit www.kcet.org/tickets.

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SCE: Chance Of Rolling Blackouts Low By Tricia Arend There is a projected less than one percent chance the City will experience rolling blackouts this summer, according to a presentation by Southern California Edison (SCE) at the City Council Study Session this week. Public Affairs Region Manager for SCE Mark Olson provided the Council with summer power predictions, emergency preparedness and response plan information and a general project update on May 17. Referencing reliability issues last

summer due to what Olson said was a chain of events with contractor problems and a conduit that has since been fixed, the SCE representative stated the company is working on additional enhancements and engineering and assured the Council the system is “back to normal”. “Our power reliability as far as supply looks good for this year,” Olson stated, adding that this information is governed by California’s Independent System Operator.

AYSO BH Clockwork Orange Wins Gold The AYSO Beverly Hills boys under 12 all star team, Clockwork Orange, brought home the championship trophy at the Apricot Jam soccer tournament in Moorpark last weekend. The team’s prolific offense and tenacious defense outscored opponents by a whopping 13 goals, 17 scored and only four given up. In the championship game, the boys crushed the home team from Moorpark, 8-1. The powerhouse offense was led by

Lucho Gazcon, with goals also scored by Nicky Savich, Lucas Thau, Nico Sneider, Joe Leichenger, Yoel Cohavy, Spencer Flores and Keith Stone. The stingy defense was spearheaded by Miles Perfors in the middle, Nick Pupiek in goal, the indomitable Ademi Adeniji on the left and the incomparable Michael Revah on the right. The next tournament for Clockwork Orange will be played in Lancaster in two weeks.


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Charles Masson, the proprietor of New York’s La Grenouille, is lauded for his breathtaking floral arrangements. He’s also published a book of how he does it, The Flowers At La Grenouille

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alking into La Grenouille, New York’s midtown oasis of civility and sensual gastronomic pleasure, we were awed, as always, by the fabled flower arrangements that have been talked about for years around the world. We found Sherry Lansing dining with megamillionaires Sidney Kimmel and Herb Siegel and their wives Caroline and Ann. Powerhouse folks, looking great, with Sherry, our former Paramount Pictures chairman now devoting her time and knowledge and experience to charity endeavors. “I’m here for Stop Cancer,” she said, having been a fundraising supporter for years.

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eated on the plush cardinal-red banquettes nearby were the Courier’s beautiful fashion director Tawny Sanders and megamillionaire husband Jerry. They were dining with Jerry’s daughter Alison and husband Dan Petrocelli, the attorney with the cinema-star charisma (lately on the magazine cover of Super Lawyers). Famous for his trials prosecuting O. J. Simpson, defending Enron’s Jeffrey Skilling, and involved now in the battle of the Superman comics rights, Dan’s a superstar attorney who initially majored in music, dreaming of playing the trumpet.

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wife Gisele on a snowy night in 1962. (The annual flower budget tallies in the six figures.) Overnight, La Grenouille, with its wonderful food, became the favorite of royals and the cognoscenti. The cuisine remains outstanding, with chef Matthew Tropeano (since 2002) and pastry chef Matthew Lambie at the helm in the kitchens. California’s in the mix – chef Matthew and Charles prefer our artichokes from Fremont.

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emembering La Grenouille with unwavering affection from our Town & Country reporting and editing life in Manhattan, we recommended dining there of an evening during our brief New York sojourn. Our Courier publisher Clif Smith asked Joan Rivers to present us at the Paley Center for the Media with the just-published The Best Of George Christy In The Beverly Hills Courier. The Courier also was launching its impressive addition, our monthly Fashion Forward section under the sophisticated eye of Tawny Sanders.

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ollowing our suggestion, Clif Smith and wife Candace booked at La Grenouille, inviting former Beverly Hills mayor Jimmy Delshad, wife Lonnie, and Marcia Hobbs, who never met a serving of foie gras that she didn’t like. Both Clif and Marcia confessed that they’d opt for a dinner with three or four servings of chef Matthew’s foie gras. Tawny and Jerry Sanders insisted we order the grilled Dover sole with the sauce moutarde as our plat du

ed on earth in the midst of Share’s Boomtown 2011 last week, they’d line up and apply for citizenship. Why? For starters, they’ll be jazzed with that opening number, Wilkommen, from John Kander and Fred Ebb’s award-winning Cabaret. Featuring a grand and fiery lady of song Nita Whitaker and Share’s dozen long-legged lovelies shimmying their booties to Nick Kole’s musical orchestrations. Followed by Michael Feinstein, who flew in from performing in Indianapolis to sing and pianoplay such hits as What Kind Of Fool Am I, which he credits Sammy Davis Jr. for his classic recording, and Barbra Streisand’s How Do You Keep The Music Playing. And viewing those Busby Berkeley-esque film clips of the Share hooferettes at full gallop from past Boomtown shows that are a treasure, thanks to the choreographic talent of Charlene Painter, also credited as the director. Yes, those aliens would be hurtin’ to stay.

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ara Gilbert was honored with the Shining Spirit Award, with proud mom Barbara Gilbert Cowan in the audience. Roberta Deutsch was voted Member of the Year, and addressing the crowd about the invaluable work of the Exceptional Children’s Foundation, Scott Bowling thanked Share for its nonstop support. Founded in 1953 by a group of seven ladies whose husbands were leaders in the entertainment community, the wives wanted to give back. Since its inception, Share’s had Johnny Carson, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr. perform, raising $49 million to fund facilities for children in need of development skills.

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e’re here for the long haul,” promises longtime member Joanna Carson. Her guests included financier Steve Taylor, a big bidder during the auction. Michele Lee was a winning bidder ($37,000) for a week’s stay at Corinna Fields’ estate on that magical Greek island of Mykonos in the Aegean Sea.

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ining with Joanna were philanthropist Louise Danelian, reporting that daughter Leslie’s Sweet Butter café is a hot ticket in Sherman Oaks, with regulars being Steve Carell, Ashton Kutcher, Jenifer Lewis, Nicole Kidman, Shia LaBoeuf. Escorting Louise, man-aboutthe-universe Gary Pudney revealed he’ll soon be at the Monaco International Television Festival, also to attend Prince Albert’s wedding to South Africa’s swimming champ Charlene Wittstock on July 2 at the Palace of Monaco, along with the princip a l i t y ’s 4,000 residents.

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rofiling La Grenouille in Vanity Fair, Charles McGrath mused, “In my family, we speak often of the afterlife. This could be because I grew up in West Texas, where it’s essential for one’s sanity to believe that somewhere there is a prettier place. I am comforted by the idea of a place more beautiful than Earth, where the anxieties of worldly life vanish and all you feel is bliss. Does such a heaven exist? If not – or until we reach it -there is La Grenouille.” Agreed.

this was a one-nighter. If Rene’s decor could have remained, it would be a gift to Tinsel Town as an ideal cabaret club.

Share’s Corinna Fields with Michael Feinstein, who performed at Share’s 58th Annual Boomtown 2011 night at the Beverly Hilton

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hile in Monaco, I’ll visit with Princess Stephanie,” says Gary, “to discuss bringing the International Circus Festival, started by her father Prince Rainier Grimaldi, to the U.S. Off to London then to meet with Prince Edward, the Earl of Wessex, who’s Queen Elizabeth’s youngest son, to explore the possibility of a syndicated Royal Gala television special to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in 2012 – 60 years on the throne!” The truth about Gary is that nobody does it better. Online at www.bhcourier.com/georgechristy.cfm

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or Boomtown 2011, the Share troopers chose the smaller Beverly Hills Ballroom at The Beverly Hilton, seating four hundred guests, with a proscenium framed in lights. The design was created by Rene Lagler, the official Share designer for decades, backed by longacclaimed producer Gary Smith, whose wife Maxine Smith is the current president of Share.

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Jennifer Lopez fired up the night in her catsuit during KIIS-FM’s Wango Tango concert at the Staples Center.

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HERO PROJECT—(From left) Priya Sumeran, Lindsay A. Reisman and Natasha Natarajan read copies of Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand.

Hero Project Week To Be Held At BHHS By Marla Schevker Unbroken is a book about one man’s struggle from being a juvenile delinquent in the 1930’s to an Olympic track runner to World War II to a Japanese POW camp and still lived to tell the tale. By Laura Hillenbrand, this non-fiction novel about a man named Louie Zamperini inspired Beverly High English teacher Julie Goler to not only share it with her classes but share it with the whole school. “For our kids, it’s got this gripping war account and survival account,” Goler said. “You’ve got the athlete part, where it talks about what sports does for a kid. It just hits everyone.” In her effort to share this book, Goler set up the Hero Project. Hero Project week, named for the heroism Zamperini showed in the POW camp, is a series of events that focus around the novel. Goler has organized a staff book club to meet June 1 and a student book club on June 3. Although it has not been finalized yet, Goler said she was in the process of planning a competi-

tion in which students are asked to “represent the hero within.” Also featured will be 94-year-old Zamperini on June 2. He gives a multimedia presentation and talk, followed by a Q&A. The PTSA paid for up to 30 copies of Unbroken to be placed in the Beverly High library. “It’s been so thrilling to see my students love the book like I’ve loved it,” Goler said. “It’s been one of my greatest joys to share with my students nonacademic books, to find the exact right book for the exact right kid.” Sophomore Gesen Laredo said he found the story to be amazingly compelling. While not an avid reader, he said he would recommend the book on both a spiritual and inspirational level. “The story was so rich in character,” Laredo said. Laredo said he was excited Zamperini was going to come to BHHS. “Reading about something like that is one thing but actually meeting the person and hearing it from his own eyes and through his lens is more personal,” Laredo said.

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America’s Top Fashion Designers Pay It Forward Cynthia Rowley, Bob Mackie, Ken Kaufman and Isaac Franco of Kaufman Franco in the Classroom at Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles

Announcing the Otis Fashion Design Mentors for 2010/11 School Year with students is: “It’s thrilling to work with young talent and help train the swimwear designers of tomorrow. After all, I was once a design student at Otis College myself.”

O n Saturday May 7, Otis College of Art and Design’s Fashion Design Department held its 29th annual scholarship benefit and fashion show at The Beverly Hilton. The black-tie gala honored the 2011 beneficiaries of the Otis design awards, presented to people and companies who have made an impact on the fashion world through art and design.

Someone who greatly appreciates the time these famous designers devote to working with the students is Rosemary Brantley, chair of the fashion design program at Otis College. She said, “I am in constant awe of these busy professional designers who take the time to give back by mentoring our students. We are forever grateful to them.”

This year, legendary costume designer Bob Mackie received the 2011 Otis Design Legend Award, in honor of his numerous successes in the fashion industry. His sportswear collections, eyewear, signature fragrance, collectible Barbie dolls, luggage, and home furnishings speak to the prodigious and creative output that earned him the honor.

Most importantly, the evening raised a total of $800,000 for art and design scholarship that will ultimately contribute to the future generations of Otis students who might one day have the opportunity to receive the Otis Design Legend Award, like Mackie did this year.

In addition to presenting Mackie with an award, Otis also gave the Creative Vision Award to the new Santa Monica Place. Art Coppola, CEO/chairman of the Macerich Company, accepted the award on behalf of the mall, which boasts shops and restaurants. The evening would not have been complete without the fashion show, which featured work by Otis students. The junior and senior classes had the privilege of learning research, sketching, draping, drafting, and construction techniques from professional designers including Cynthia Rowley, Bob Mackie, Ken Kaufman, and Isaac Franco. Additionally, they were also mentored by head designers at companies such as Max Studio, Sean John, Diesel, Forever 21, Hurley, Juicy Couture, Nike, Old Navy and Max Azria. The expertise they received from these creative designers has immensely helped the students improve their skills. Their works are now on display in the windows at Neiman Marcus through May 24. One of the professional designers, Rod Beattie of Bleu/Rod Beattie describes how fulfilling working

Fashion News & Notes Pierre Bouissou Named CEO at Boucheron PPR has appointed Pierre Bouissou as president and CEO of fine jewelry house Boucheron, beginning June 10. “I am confident we have someone with the skills and experience necessary to build on the work done so far and accelerate the positive trends,” said Alexis Babeau, deputy ceo of PPR’s luxury division. WWD De Beers Jewellers Names U.S. CEO De Beers Diamond Jewellers has appointed Devon Pike as the new CEO of its U.S. division. Most recently, Pike was a senior vice president of digital at Juicy Couture. François Delage, CEO of De Beers Diamond Jewellers, called Pike “a highly respected retail industry executive, who understands how to develop and expand sought-after brands.” WWD Saks Profits Soar Saks Inc. posted a 51 percent gain in profits. “With the rebound in the financial markets, the luxury sector has rebounded as well,” said Stephen Sadove, chairman and CEO of Saks. “We are increasingly optimistic about the future and are pleased that our customers have responded to our differentiated merchandising, service, and marketing initiatives.” WWD

Lululemon’s New Home On June , high-end activewear brand Lululemon Athletica Inc. will open it’s doors on 103 South Robertson Blvd. The 3,600-squarefoot space was once occupied by Rock & Republic. WWD Ron Herman: Retailer as Editor “We are like a denim resort, a denim spa,” said Herman, and what’s kept him in the retail industry and seeking out new denim brands and styles to sell — is that it is constantly evolving. You can find emerging brands like Civilianaire, Forte Forte, L’Agence, Original Paperbacks and Ever, or best-in-class denim from the likes of J Brand, Levi’s, Prps and Simon Miller Jeans. WWD David Beckham Takes His Shot L.A. Galaxy midfielder, David Beckham will launch a men’s bodywear line, a new men’s fragrance, and several other projects this year. Beckham’s long awaited bodywear line is being worked on by Beckham and his design team, while his new fragrance, Homme by David Beckham will be in stores this September. WWD


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Beverly Hills Chefs Recognized

WINNING CHEF—Pasquale Morra, of Da Pasquale, with his winning dish of Panino Napoletano. Photo by John Blanchette

By Brenton Garen Eight Italian Beverly Hills restaurants were presented with Italy’s top culinary award, the “Q” Seal earlier this month. Among the Beverly Hills winners was Da Pasquale, who was also one of the winners in the “LA Top Chef Italian” competition following the award ceremony at the Istituto Italiano di Cultura in Westwood.

Pasquale Morra, of Da Pasquale, won with his dish, Panino Napoletano, a stuffed Italian sandwich with sausage and rapini. Other Beverly Hills Italian restaurants presented with the prestigious “Q” Seal were Enoteca Drago, Caffe Roma, Il Buco, Il Pastaio, La Bottega Marino, Piccolo Paradiso and Via Alloro.

Walk For Warriors Run May 30 Nonprofit agency New Directions, Inc that assists homeless veterans will hold a Walk for Warriors 5K run on Memorial Day, May 30, at the West L.A. Veterans Affairs campus. The event honors those who have served and those

who are currently serving in the armed forces. The run will begin at 8:30 a.m. and an expo festival will be held in conjunction with the walk. To support or register for the walk, visit www.walkforwarriors.org.


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PA G E T E N

Happenings Around Town

•Urth Caffe Founders To Be Honored Downtown Tonight Beverly Hills residents Shallom and Jilla Berkman, cofounders and owners of the Urth Caffe on South Beverly Drive, will be honored tonight with the Arts District Community Luminary award at their downtown Urth Caffe location. The Berkmans are being saluted for their contributions to the Arts District. •Chamber’s Annual Meeting, Business Excellence/Installation Gala June 1 At Beverly Hilton Wednesday, June 1, will be a busy day for the Beverly Hills Chamber of Commerce at The Beverly Hilton. The chamber’s annual meeting is set from 3 to 4 p.m. This will be followed from 5 p.m. by the Business Excellence & Installation Gala honoring Barron Hilton and the Hilton family plus other awardees: Sprinkles Cupcakes, Sheridan InHome Care, The Cheese Store of B.H. and Mind Therapy Center. Bobby Shriver will emcee. For information, call 310248-1000 or visit www.beverlyhillschamber.com/businessexcellence. •Temple Emanuel’s Laura Geller Named Among America's Most Influential Rabbis By Newsweek In what Newsweek calls “an important snapshot of those at

the forefront of American Jewish leadership,” Laura Geller, senior rabbi at Temple Emanuel on Burton Way, has been named to the magazine’s list of the “Top 50 Influential Rabbis in America.” Bruce Corwin, board chair at Temple Emanuel congratulated her on thishonor, saying: “We have always known that our spiritual leader, Rabbi Geller was extraordinary.” Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills is a multi-cultural Reform congregation, established in 1937. Visit: www.tebh.org. •Jill Black To Receive Beyond Shelter’s Inspiration Award Jill Black of Beverly Hills will be receiving Beyond Shelter’s Inspiration award on Sunday, June 12, at “Sunday Brunch with Jill” to be held in The Mark For Events, 9320 W. Pico Blvd. The daughter of Joyce and Stanley Black is being recognized for her efforts to improve the health and welfare of children and their families in the L.A. area. She is Jill Black director of her parents’ family foundation; on the board of Beyond Shelter, Shane’s

Inspiration, Beit T’Shuvah, and Los Angeles Land; and also involved with The Jewish Federation, Vista Del Mar, and Jewish Vocational Services. Founded in 1988, Beyond Shelter’s core program, “Housing First” helps homeless families and children move from shelters into permanent, affordable, rental housing in neighborhoods located throughout L.A. County. It has helped more that 5,000 homeless move back into permanent housing with an 85 percent success rate. For information on a “Sunday Brunch with Jill” and Beyond Shelter, call Maxine Moshay at 213-252-0772 or go to the website: www.beyondshelter.org. •Women For Women Hula Hoop Fundraiser Saturday Women for Women International is staging “Hoop for Hope” to assist women in the Congo from 10 a.m. to noon tomorrow at Coldwater Canyon Park, 1100 N. Beverly Dr. Sponsors of the hula hoop fundraiser are attempting to set a new record for most people hooping simultaneously in one venue in the U.S.A. There is a $5 registration fee, but additional donations are being solicited. Students will receive 3 hours of community

I M P O R TA N T SALUTE–Beverly Hills resident Jack Carter, a past winner of the Jr. Philharmonic’s Golden Baton award, will pay tribute to pay tribute to the orchestra’s late founder-conductor Dr. Ernst Katz (right), on Sunday June 5 in the Music Center’s Dorothy Chandler Pavilion as the Jr. Phil presents its 74th Anniversary Concert conducted by Gary S. Greene. For information, visit www.jrphil.org or call 310-2757511.

ADDICTION SEMINARS –More than 300 were on hand at The Beverly Wilshire to hear a presentation on overcoming and healing addictions by Roy Nelson, founder of The Nelson Center for Emotional Healing, which sponsored the event along with attorney/author Stacy D. Phillips. Pictured are (from left): actress Erin Murphy (Bewitched), center President Tricia Greaves, and Suzanne Sena from the TV series Onion News Network. The Nelson Center has slated an Awakening Workshop at The Peninsula Beverly Hills on Saturday, June 4 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Visit: www.thenelsoncenter.com/work shops. service credit. Information is at 7:30 p.m. event will feature an helpcongowomen@gmail.com. eclectic mix of universal music, •Cantor Schwartz Charity Duet poetry, video and the spoken Concert Next Friday word. Cantor Esterleon Schwartz Guests are requested to will join with Ivor Pyres in pre- bring cans for the food bank plus senting a charity duet concert on a donation of $10 for the recepFriday, May 27, at Bodhi Book tion afterwards. Visit: www. Store, 8585 Melrose Ave. The esterleon.com.


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Albert. Zoet, new to the post, came from Colorado where he left after grandiose plans for something similar he proposed were roundly rejected by his community there. Hirsch and Albert presented to approximately 100 people specific plans for Phase 1 of the Roxbury Park Community Center, already said to cost approximately $14.65 million. The funding, which is not assured, would allegedly come $6.65 million from the Recreation & Parks fund, $1.5 million from the infrastructure fund and $6.5 million from the capital assets fund. According to a presentation by Zoet, the architects will be paid $884,600 by the completion of the plans. The Roxbury Memorial Park Master Plan states the entire project, if begun in 2011/2012, would cost approximately $34.3 million. The Courier has learned that the actual anticipated amount is closer to $60 million. The existing community center has a footprint of approximately 23,676 square feet and has approximately 17,682 square feet in programmable space. The proposed building has a footprint of approximately 18,489 square feet but has 26,344 square feet of programmable space. The proposed building will be two stories tall while the current building is

only one. The two-story building will be approximately 42 feet high or nearly four stories. Residents challenged the need for the entire project, citing a 2006 City of Beverly Hills questionnaire sent to approximately 18,300 residents and affected non-residents. 1,707 surveys were returned. While 975 of those surveys stated they thought the Roxbury Park Community Center should be renovated, 345 wanted a gymnasium, 182 wanted a rock climbing wall and 491 wanted a fitness/exercise room. The proposed community center will have all of those things and more. It will also include a teen center, expanded library and a kitchen - none of which were cited by residents as needed. Proponents of the project liked the new ‘tot lot’ facility, a preschool appropriate playground planned near the existing preschool, the proposed teen center in the community center and the enhanced basketball facilities. The majority of supporters for these facilties were teens, parents of preschool children and athletic supporters including the Beverly Hills Basketball League. Alcoholics Anonymous representative Harvey Jason said his approximately 200 members who meet at the current community gave their “enthusiastic endorsement” of the (see ‘ROXBURY,’ page 24)

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receive this tribute. The magazine ranks children’s hospitals annually for their clinical quality and patient outcomes in 10 different medical specialties and CHLA was ranked high in all 10 categories. The hospital has been selected to the Honor Roll every year since the list launched in 2009, and CHLA has been named among the nation’s best children’s hospitals annually since the inception of the magazine’s rankings in 1990. “This acknowledgment by U.S. News and World Report is a direct result of the collaboration between our excellent physicians, nurses, clinical staff and employees who work to provide the best care possible to our patients and their families,” said Richard D. Cordova, FACHE, CHLA president/CEO. “This is also a testament to the hard work of our board of trustees and our safety and quality services committee.” CHLA ranked in the top 20 nationally in all 10 specialty categories that were rated: Cancer #6; Cardiology & Heart Surgery #11; Diabetes & Endocrinology #5; Gastroenterology #10; Neonatology #17; Nephrology #15; Neurology & Neurosurgery #17; Orthopedics #6; Pulmonology #13 and Urology #18. “Our clinicians believe that the family is an integral part of the healing process,“ said Cordova. “We do our best to create an environment where children and families can heal and learn together during the challenges of the particular ill-

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Dr. Inderbir Gill Sees Patients At The Doctors Of USC Beverly Hills

CHLA Anderson Pavilion

ness or injury. Our caregivers understand that the family is the constant in a child’s life, and that excellent care supports the entire family.“ The clinical team”s commitment to family-centered care will be showcased when the hospital opens its new Marion and John E. Anderson Pavilion in July. The $636 million, 317-bed inpatient tower was created with family-centered care in mind as 85 percent of its rooms are private and designed so parents can spend more time and stay overnight comfortably with their child. In addition to CHLA, other Honor Roll hospitals for 2011-12 include: Children’s Hospital Boston, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston, Children’s Hospital Colorado in Denver, Johns Hopkins Children’s Center in Baltimore, Seattle Children’s Hospital, (see ‘CHLA,’ page 13)

An international leader in robotic and laparoscopic surgery for cancers of the prostate and kidney is now seeing patients in the new Doctors of USC Beverly Hills location on Wilshire Boulevard. Pioneering urologist and surgeon Inderbir S. Gill, MD, MCh, founding executive director of the USC Institute of Urology, is seeing patients in the new USC medical office, offering a range of urologic sub-specialties with the most advanced treatments and personalized patient care. Gill is a widely recognized leader in the field of robotic and laparoscopic surgery for urologic cancers. An acclaimed innovator, he is the leader in laparoscopic partial nephrectomy for kidney cancer, and robotic radical prostatectomy for prostate cancer, having performed more than 1,400 and 4,000 procedures, respectively. “This new location in Beverly Hills gives us the opportunity to make our medical advances available to an even larger patient base,” said Gill. “I am looking forward to serving our Westside communities and giving them the quality care they deserve.” Gill’s team is the first in the world to perform single-port “belly button” laparoscopic surgery in a virtually scar-

Dr. Inderbir S. Gill

free manner. “Developing single-port belly-button surgery is part of our ongoing quest to treat patients while minimizing their pain,” he says. “We are now able to perform major surgeries while greatly reducing the recovery

time of our patients.” Additionally, Gill and his team are world leaders in robotic and laparoscopic surgery for prostate and bladder cancer, having pioneered many major surgical advances in these areas. His minimally invasive approach to prostate cancer surgery has led to the preservation of sexual function and continence for his patients. For his outstanding work in medicine, Gill has received numerous awards, including the Dr. B.C. Roy National Award, presented by the president of India for Eminent Medical Person in India. It marked the first time (see ‘GILL,’ page 13)

‘Heart In A Box’ System May Increase Donor Pool, Improve Outcomes Since the advent of transplantation, the only method to preserve a donor heart has been to place it in a cold preservation solution during transport to the recipient. But that may change with a new heart-preservation system designed to maintain the organ in a warm, beating and functioning physiologic state outside of the body. “Human hearts were never meant to be put on ice in a cooler,” says Abbas Ardehali, M.D surgical director of the UCLA Heart and Lung Transplant Program and principal investigator of the Organ Care System — also known as “heart A new heart-preservation system is designed to maintain in a box” — trial in the the organ in a warm, beating and functioning physiologic U.S., that is being con- state outside of the body. ducted at UCLA and four other leading example, we may be able to increase the heart transplant centers across the coun- pool of donor hearts available to patients,” Dr. Ardehali says. try. Another potential benefit of the new Many major transplant centers only consider using donor hearts that can be system, Dr. Ardehali adds, is the ability to transplanted within six hours or less of more comprehensively assess the heart recovery. Using a new organ-preservation prior to implantation using imaging, system in which the heart is revived to a functional and metabolic testing. This beating state, protected within a sterile may lead to improved immediate and chamber and continuously perfused with long-term heart function, reduce the risk warm, oxygenated, nutrient rich donor of organ rejection and increase the numblood, the heart may potentially be kept ber of hearts accepted for transplant. “A lot of donor hearts are currently outside of the body for longer periods of time. “If we’re able to safely transport discarded,” says cardiologist, Mario donor hearts across longer distances, Deng, M.D., medical director of the from the East Coast to West Coast for (see ‘HEART,’ page 13)


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UCLA Heart Transplant Program. “If we have the time and the technology to get a better look at the heart prior to transplantation, we may find that we can use some of the donor hearts that would have otherwise been rejected.” Also, Dr. Deng says new techniques are being developed that will allow physicians to improve the function of donor hearts prior to transplantation, which may also help to increase the available donor pool. “This is a new era in heart

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Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, New YorkPresbyterian Morgan StanleyKomansky Children’s Hospital and St. Louis Children’s Hospital-Washington University. The Best Children’s Hospitals list pulls together clinical and operational data from a lengthy survey, completed by the majority of the 177 hospitals asked to participate in the rank-

transplantation,” Dr. Deng says. “Together, these technologies have the potential to significantly reduce the number of patients who die while waiting for heart transplantation and improve long-term outcomes for hearttransplant recipients.” Results of the trial, which will specifically evaluate whether the new system extends the amount of time available to transfer the heart from donor to recipient, will be available within the next two years. Visit www.transplant.ucla.edu/heart for more information.

ings. The survey asks hundreds of questions about survival rates, nurse staffing, subspecialist availability and more. The data is combined with recommendations from pediatric specialists on the hospitals they consider best for children with challenging problems. The new rankings recognize the top 50 children’s hospitals in 10 specialties. Seventysix hospitals are ranked in at least one specialty at www.usnews.com/childrenshospitals.

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a physician living outside of India was selected for this national award. Gill also was awarded the St. Paul’s Medal by the British Urological Association (BAUS), which is the Dr. Inderbir Gill, an international highest honor bestowed leader in robotic and laparoscopic by the organization. In addition to his surgery, is controlling the multiple clinical expertise, Gill instruments attached to robot arms is a distinguished from his workstation. Dr. Gill’s moveresearcher. His interments are then carried out on the ests include developing patient by the robot. novel robotic devices and image-guidance systems, augmented reality imaging, and innovative focal ablation therapies for prostate and kidney cancer. Affiliated with the Keck School of Medicine of USC, The Doctors of USC Beverly Hills is located in suites 300 and 500 of the Archway Medical Plaza building, 9033 Wilshire Blvd. at Wetherly. The new 14,195-square-foot center features well-appointed patient exam and treatment rooms, an on-site laboratory and pharmacy, and valet parking. For appointments at the Doctors of USC Beverly Hills, call: • 323-865-3700 for the USC Institute of Urology • 310-601-3366 for the USC Doheny Eye Center • 310-272-7640 for the USC Norris Westside Cancer Center

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Chamber Hosts Health, Fitness & Beauty Expo

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Dr. Manny Natividad, Heather Zuniga, Himaya Zuniga and Christine Alanes of USANA Health Sciences.

Neysa Guerrero and Piper Allen of Sunrise Senior Living.

Michael Pullford and Dr. Shangyou Zhong, acupuncturist

Kiren Kneuven, Emilia Janeke Steve Shore, Angela Garrido, RN; Greg Flores, Jodi Newson and Leila Cohen of Olympia and Marilyn Chavez, RN, of Tower Oncology. Medical Center.

Dennis Watanabe, Tracey Butler, Beth Ande, Dr. A. Eli Gabayan, Tara Graham and George Amin of the Beverly Hills Cancer Center.

Sonia and Marcelo Sandoval of the Brighton Institute.

Shira Miller, M.D., holistic menopause physician

Dr Johnna West, Lotta Nilsson

Cosmetic dermatologist Dr. Bob Ourian and Radka Miteva, esthetician.

Kelley Hart, Nicole Haskell and Kristyn Sanders of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

Jennifer Lee, Jordan LaFragola Kio Io, Nosh Marzbani, licensed acupuncand Nataly Gold of Completely turist, Summer Lam and Chiropractor Bare Hair Removal Specialists. Michael Kaliko of The Beverly Remedy Center.

CCFA Honors Women Of Distinction The Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America hosted its 4th annual Women of Distinction Luncheon at The Beverly Hills Hotel, co-chaired by Cathy Greenly, Caryl Golden and Ronda Lippman. This year’s honorees were: Jennifer Feikin, advisor to media companies and a trustee of the CCFA National Board; Beverly Hills resident Judy Felsenthal, community activist and philanthropist; and actress Teri Polo, best known for her roles in the Meet The Parents trilogy. Proceeds from the luncheon benefit CCFA research and programs for those suffering from Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, including programs specifically for children, like Camp Oasis, and pediatric research. For more information, call 310-478-4500 or visit www.ccfa.org.

Event co-chairs Ronda Lippman, Cathy Greenly and Caryl Golden.

Honorees Jennifer Feikin, Judy Felsenthal and Teri Polo

Bobbe Joy and Mitch Dawson

8-year-old Riley Goldberg’s has had ulcerative colitis since she was 5, and was the recipient of the Rising Star award.

Past honoree Evelyn Heyward and Vicky Mense

CCFA Board Member Claire Levine and Marla C. Dubinsky, MD, director of the Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. who holds the Abe and Claire Levine Chair in Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Photos by Thomas Neerken

SUPPORT FOR ISRAEL—The World Alliance for Israel Political Action Committee (WAIPAC) hosted the new chair of the Democratic National Committee, Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz. More than 100 people gathered at the Beverly Hills home of Janet Salter to demonstrate their commitment to maintaining a pro-Israel Congress and Senate. From left are: Adele Reznikoff, Rep. Wasserman Schultz, Dvorah Colker, host Salter, Nancy Klemens, Marilyn Ziering and Rosalie Zalis. Photo by Orly Halevy

CELEBRATING HADASSAH—The Hadassah Southern California Metro Area Resource Center Haifa Group held its annual membership luncheon and boutique at the Beverly Hills home of Houri and Jerry Illoulian. Celebrating Hadassah’s centennial, the event featured Michelle Morovaty speaking on “The Power of Love in Everyday Life.” From left are Manijeh Adhami, chair; Manijeh Javahery, co-president; Houri Illoulian, honored for opening her home to the event; and Katherine Kahen, co-president. Photo by Orly Halevy


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will proceed with development prior to when the easement will be decided on, and asked the City for any help they can provide in efforts to assist in finding legacy hikers and fundraising. “If we lose this, if Beverly Hills loses this, it’s a huge loss,” Scott said. A 2.3 mile loop in Franklin Canyon Park, an area managed by the Mountains Recreation & Conservation Authority (MRCA), the Hastain Trail resides mostly within the park boundaries with the exception of 150 feet that cuts into private land before looping back into the park. The majority of the trail has been in public ownership since Franklin Canyon Ranch was purchased by the National Park Service in 1981. Although the trail has been used since the 1960s, a chainlink fence cut off approximately a half mile of the trail near mid-February around when grading began on the subject ridgeline property, owned by Mohamed Hadid. According to MRCA reports, the landowner appears to have acquired at least six parcels in 2005 totaling approximately 45 acres. Plans were submitted on April 29, prior to when Los Angeles’ Hillside Ordinance became effective, for an approximate 22,000 square foot home, retaining walls, a swimming pool/spa and grading of 40,000 cubic yards cut and fill at the 9650/9652 N Royalton Dr property. At Councilman John Mirisch’s request, City Associate Planner Peter Noonan presented the Council with an update on staff outreach at Tuesday’s meeting, which he said has included communicating with the City of Los Angeles and the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy (SMMC), which owns Franklin Canyon Park in partnership with the National Parks Service. Noonan said SMMC is exploring lease-back scenarios and legal

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The night will feature kids from the Beverly Hills High School Jazz Ensemble, a group supported by a Wehba endowment and speaker Marlyn Diaz, the Holistic Nutritionista, who will discuss growing young gracefully. The Grandparent’s Council is led by Sandy Pressman, a grandparent to a Beverly High freshman who formed a similar group at another grandchild’s private school, and her daughter Nathalie Kunin. Nancy Heim of UBS and a parent of two BHUSD kids is chairing this first event. For more information on the Grandparent’s Council, please contact BHEF at 310.557.0651 or go to BHEF.org. A reservation is required for this event.

options. Mirisch stated he asked for the update, despite the fact that the development is in the jurisdiction of the City of Los Ange-

les, due to concerns that the property development, having been slipped in prior to the effective date of the Hillside Ordinance, would not require a

California Environmental Quality Act review. Following Scott’s address, the Council unanimously decided in favor to include infor-

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prestigious “Walk of Style” event in two weeks to honor the legendary Fred Hayman. Gold joined members John Mirisch and Lili Bosse to honor the city’s agreement with RDC in a 3-2 vote. Brien and Brucker had tried to strip half the funding from the city’s pledge even though the city had delivered a completed agreement to the Committee in January. That agreement was promptly signed and returned by the RDC but languished in the city “in box” for months. In the meantime, RDC planned and committed to the event. The larger issue raised was whether private citizens and volunteer groups may rely on the expressed word of the city council? Even when the agreement is in writing and the citizens proceed in reliance on the council’s word, will the council renege? RDC President Tom Blumenthal of Gearys Beverly Hills told the council study session the long history of the agreement that stretches back to last July. “We only learned of the change when we asked for a copy of the agreement signed by the city two weeks ago. That’s the first we heard that we were being cut again,” he said. RDC members contribute the vast majority of the Committee’s funds to their events

such as the Father’s Day Concours, Fashion’s Night Out and SNOW 90210. The city has always allocated some money to provide a small financial base from the pledged two percent of Transient Occupancy Taxes promised long ago by the city to market local businesses. The small base allows the organization to operate. The RDC, whose members generate $10,000 per day in sales tax to the city alone, felt betrayed by the last-second effort to cut the agreement from $190,000 to $110,000 and now to $55,000. The majority of the event’s funds would still come from RDC members. In a game of “gotcha,” Brucker said he would not support any “organizational costs” of the RDC but only matching funds for “event costs.” Brien protested that he “did not know where the money was going.” Despite the statements, the actual contract -- reviewed by The Courier -- requires the RDC to use part of the funding for advance planning, creation of other events and comprehensive marketing, which were the very things Brien and Brucker said they opposed. Bosse pointed that out and protested that the vice mayor and mayor were attacking the RDC for doing what it was required by the city to do. Mirisch, joined by Bosse, proposed full funding this year

as set forth in the January contract with half left undesignated until city representatives and the RDC could meet in the next two weeks to specify the exact use of the funds. Gold joined Mirisch and Bosse to hold to the city’s pledge. The RDC told The Courier it was satisfied with the outcome although they expressed serious concerns about future dealings with the city. They were also clear that had the Brien/Brucker switch prevailed, the Committee would have severed all ties to the city of Beverly Hills for events and marketing. Blumenthal told the council, ���I would never treat my vendors the way the city is treating us. We don't understand this.” After the vote, the council approved an allocation of the city’s entire anticipated marketing budget of approximately $3.6 million from TOT receipts. The allocation included $2.05 million for the city’s Conference & Visitors Bureau plus a small portion to pay for the city’s new building to house the CVB. Bosse noted that the allocation included the city charging itself $200,000 for “staff costs” and diversion of another $270,000 for social programs. Brien and Brucker protested they were “pro-business” despite their consistent votes against the city’s businesses.

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erly Hills before being named to lead the state’s top public district four years ago after Kerry McVeigh was hired instead in Beverly Hills. When contacted by The Courier, he told this newspaper that terms have not been concluded. He also said that the interview process was “extremely rigorous.” “We’re still in process, there are a number of steps to complete,” Woods said. “If I end up being the successful candidate, I will be absolutely thrilled.” Woods, who completed his Bachelor’s at UC Davis and his graduate doctoral degree at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, said his experiences in San Marino, Santa Cruz and the Central Valley will help him learn to navigate Beverly Hills. “I believe in coming as a valued team member and working with our administration, teachers, classified staff and parents,” Woods said. “If all of us are pulling on the rope in the same direction, it’s going to be better for kids. I believe Beverly Hills is poised to move in a very positive direction.” If chosen for the position, Woods said he would move his wife, four children and two dogs to Beverly Hills. He also said he would love for his children to attend the BHUSD. San Marino announced Wednesday they have released Woods from his current con-

BEVERLY HILLS tract, “in order that he may be free to accept a position with another school district,” and stated the San Marino Board of Education is prepared to appoint San Marino High School Principal Loren Kleinrock to the position of superintendent. The Beverly Hills Unified School District, one of the wealthiest districts in the state, suffers from poor academic test scores and has experienced major litigation issues under previous superintendents. Woods has had to balance a series of budgets year after year with less and less money from the State of California. Under his tenure, San Marino overwhelmingly approved new parcel taxes and its community donated millions of dollars to the district. San Marino, one of the poorest districts in the state financially, has been the top academic school district in California for over seven years and has maintained its lead under Woods despite fierce competition from other state districts. San Marino High School also regularly wins CIF titles in a number of sports and boasts an outstanding performing arts program. Its middle school, Huntington, boasts a complete symphony orchestra and has won major trophies. If the hiring is completed, it will signal a major commitment by BHUSD to academic excellence. Beverly Hills Unified has approximately 4,500 students; San Marino 3,400.


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French Cabaret To Entertain BHHS Students And Community

CIF DIVISION 2 PRELIMS — Lily Ting, Brianna Simmons and Sydney Gray pose during the CIF Division 2 Prelims that were held at Moorpark High School. Check out Gray and Simmons tomorrow as they qualified for CIF Divison 2 Finals to be held at Cerritos College at 11 a.m.

By Dupé Aleru The Normans will be hosting their annual French “Cabaret” soiree—a student event entirely in French, on May 31 to on the 3rd floor in the student cafeteria at BHHS. The night will be comprised of skits, poems, songs (both singing and instrumental by French composers) and a dance (to French music). It is free to the public. Participating students come from an array of French classes at the high school, from first year to AP, plus French students from middle schools.

The gala begins at 5:30 p.m. on the 3rd floor patio with food available for purchase. The second half of the program will feature an awards ceremony with students being saluted for outstanding achievement in BHHS French classes and its National French Contest winner. The latter, Le Grand Concours, is the only French competition of its kind given nationally every year. BHHS students have historically done well, and once again, has a number of students placing in the top 10 rankings both regionally and nationally.

Inaugural Preschool Fair Set For Tomorrow By Dupé Aleru The Parents Education League of Los Angeles–a nonprofit which provides L. A. parents with access to the most objective, current and comprehensive information regarding schools and education–is hosting the city’s first Preschool Fair, to be held tomorrow from 9 a.m. to noon on the grounds of Leo Baeck Temple,1300 N. Sepulveda Blvd. More than 50 preschools will be represented at the inaugural event, which is expected to draw in staggering numbers

of parents and educators throughout the area. “This will be a great opportunity for parents to explore the options available to them in Los Angeles,” said Joanna Port, PEL executive director and mother of four. “There are so many things to take into consideration when looking at preschools. These include if a child is potty trained, are they ready for a full-time or parttime program, and if the school environment is one that will be a fit for your family.” In addition to meeting

school directors and representatives, there will be a breakout session where parents can learn more about the guiding principles of different schools. The fair will help young parents determine if their child would thrive in a Montessori or Reggio Emilia school or if a more traditional approach would be a better fit. For information about the PEL, visit http://www.parentseducationleague.org or call 310441-0684.

APRICOT JAM—The Boys Under 10 All-stars captured first place in the Apricot Jam Tournament in Moorpark last weekend. This marks the third tournament win for the team during the post season this year. Pictured (from left back row): Coaches Derek Kramer and Steve Witmer. Middle row from left: Maclean Witmer, Josh Landau, Isaiah Beenhouwer, Nicholas Barnouw and Harrison Witmer. Front row from left: Kian Hakim, Logan Douek, Jordan Kramer and Eli Yadidi. Photo by Faye Barnouw

School Pep Rally Prepared Horace Mann Students For This Week’s California Standard Tests By Dupé Aleru Horace Mann faculty, students and parents gathered together for a motivational and heartening pep rally in preparation for this week’s onset of the California Standards Tests (CST) which started on Monday. Parents are usually eager to help assist their child in studying for this end of the year test, as there are many resources available for parents and students for in-home enrichment.

As a vital resource, the state of California releases prior test questions each year from the most previous years. These “release questions” serve as an excellent review for children and are encouraged by the state to be used as such. These questions can be accessed online. For test preparation, parents can have their child complete a few problems every night for a couple of weeks un-

der their guidance. This will help students study at a steady rate and not feel overwhelmed with testing. The answer keys are also provided. To view the release questions, visit http://www.cde.ca. gov/ta/tg/sr/css05rtq.asp and download the appropriate release questions for your child’s grade level. Remember, eat breakfast, get a good night’s rest and try your best. Happy testing.

BRONZE BEAUTIES—The El Rodeo garden received some permanent visitors a few weeks ago, thanks to a donation by Stanley and Joyce Black. Two bronze sculptures, “Children on a Slide” and “See Saw” will reside in the gardens in front of the school. A plaque thanking the Blacks will be placed near the sculptures over the next few weeks.

Good Shepherd Catholic School’s Spring Festival Sunday With Rides And Games The Spring Festival for Good Shepherd Catholic School Spring Festival will be Sunday from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. on the school grounds, 148 S. Linden Ave. The event will feature rides, games, shopping, a silent auc-

tion, food and desserts, live and air bands, face painting, wood working, ESPN booth with giveaways, seed planting, bouncy houses, prizes and more.

KIIS-FM To Join Westwood Families At Neighborhood Carnival By Dupé Aleru How would you like to see “L.A.’s #1 hit music station” at a school’s Spring Fling? I’m talking about KIIS-FM with Ryan Seacrest. Fairburn Elementary School must be ecstatic, as its wish is granted. The public is being invited Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. to join Westwood families and their friends as they host a street fair to benefit their neighborhood elementary school on Ohio and Fairburn Avenues. KIIS-FM’s live DJ will kick off the opening hours of the event. This year’s Spring Fling will feature various entertainment such as a train, rock climbing wall, tie-dyeing, “Sandy Candy” edible sand art and other crafts, mechanical swings, bouncy house and slide in addition to food from community favorites like Fresh Corn Grill, Lucia's and Which Wich. There will

also be an ice cream and bake sale. Attendees will also enjoy a DVD and video game sale, carnival games, prizes and raffles. “Traditionally, the Spring Fling has been more of a community-building event than a fundraiser,” says parent Katie Greco, committee chair. Monies raised help fund school arts and physical education programs, classroom aides and campus improvements at the neighborhood school. “However, the financial situation at our children’s school has changed drastically. We now face the possibility of seriously overcrowded classrooms due to major staff cuts. While basic public education is free, the exceptional education we feel our children deserve can no longer exist without financial support from parents, local businesses and the neighboring community.”


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Midnight In Paris–A Woody Allen Gem

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Dining at a fine (and expensive) French restaurant, perhaps pheasant stuffed with foie gras, is very pleasant. And enjoying a glass of Chianti in an Italian bistro while the waiter shaves a white truffle over your pasta al dente can be a treat. But for me, nothing compares to lunch with friends and family at a good Jewish-style deli. And so when part of my mother’s St. Louis family came to town, 10 of us met at the Nosh to renew acquaintances and tell family stories.

fun. Let me just mention in passing this matzo ball was a lot lighter than my mother’s. I hadn’t been to The Nosh before, but the service was impressive. Maria, a tall blond from Romania (we all guessed Russia, like Sharapova) was friendly and efficient. The only one drawback: the desserts were not Kosher. In our family “kosher” means no sugar, and not too fattening. As mother used to say, “it doesn’t matter if a rabbi blessed it or not— what matters is if it makes you fat.”

Some had lox and bagels. As my readers know, I’m particular But these desserts were way about my lox and bagels, since beyond what we find in most Fish counter at The Nosh our family meets at least once a delis, and could not be resisted. I week and that’s one of the sine had a chocolate chip cookie with an “Americano qua non items to order. The lox can’t be too salty nor coffee” (yes—the Starbucks’ craze has hit delis!) and too mushy. And it has to taste like fresh fish. The a few bites of the chocolate covered strawberry mufbagel is equally important. It has to be fresh and not fin. The rest of the desserts disappeared so fast I can’t be too bready. It can’t be hard, but has to have a cer- comment on them. tain toasted flavor. This lox and bagel were just right. Like most delis, the price is right. I paid about $20 And the smoked whitefish was also delicious. per person for our feast, and—as you can tell–we ate But of course the true test of a Jewish deli is the pas- well. The Nosh is a comfortable, well-run deli with trami. Historically, that’s what makes a deli. My pas- an extensive menu that includes all the traditional trami sandwich had the perfect sharpness and garlic Jewish deli foods. And I’ll be back, especially for the flavor–the perfect non-stringy texture (that’s where take-out foods. most fail), and just the right fat content - DELICIOUS on rye bread, just a touch of mustard from the bot- THE NOSH OF BEVERLY HILLS tle on the table. 9689 Santa Monica Boulevard • 310-271-3730 Then of course someone has to have matzo ball Open Monday through Saturday 7 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sunday 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. soup, and everyone has a family story about the texture of his or her mother’s matzo balls. So the The Courier’s restaurant critic Merv Hecht has been unlucky person that ordered this dish had to pass it a consultant to several national food and wine around the table for everyone to try and comment importing companies the past 22 years. on. hat’s one of the things that makes a deli so much

As the midnight bell tolls in Paris, Woody Allen, in the persona of the gifted Owen Wilson, brings us into the creative world of Parisian intelligentsia during “Roaring 20s” inhabited by Cole Porter, Gertrude Stein, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Picasso, Salvador Dali, portrayed by a terrific Adrien Brody and Ernest Hemingway, a mercurial but utterly delightful, Corey Stoll. Midnight In Paris is Woody’s brilliant homage to a time all of us who dream, would love to have been a part of. It is funny, whimsical, endearing, educational and, thanks to the director, a screenplay that packs a lot into an hour and a half of total escapist fare. In fact, had it gone longer, I would have gladly waited for the bell to toll again and again. Allen’s direction is superb and the casting almost picture perfect. Every actor brings their character alive as Wilson bounces from one outrageous Parisian party to the next. Totally in love with Paris, Gil (Wilson), who is engaged to the beautiful Inez (Rachel McAdams), is on vacation with her politically ultra-conservative parents and wants to remain in Paris to finish his book. The somewhat rich and spoiled Inez is adamant about returning home after their stay. One night as Gil strolls the streets alone, Inez opts to go with her friend Paul (a perfectly stuffy intellect, Michael Sheen). Slightly inebriated Gil is lost and sits on the steps of a chapel when he is beckoned into a vintage cab with partygoers. They arrive at a club with the illustrious talents of yesteryear. At first, Gil thinks he is in a dream, but when Fitzgerald offers to show his manuscript to Stein (Kathy Bates) for her perusal, he doesn’t care what realm of reality he’s in or out of, and jumps for the opportunity to have her critique it. The next day everything is back to normal with Inez and her parents. At night he walks the streets of Paris again and when midnight arrives, he is picked up same place, same time, this time with his script in hand. Gil no longer wonders if he is living a dream because he is made to feel as an equal by these icons.It is total acceptance and fulfillment of his wildest dreams that makes him believe. It’s the Paris he yearned to be a part of. He falls, after all, he is human, for the exquisite Adriana, (Marion Cotillard) a free spirit and current love interest of Picasso. But, how can the two cultures and time zones co-exist? Allen seamlessly weaves the plot from the ordinary to romanticism and takes us on this magnificent journey. Hop aboard the Midnight In Paris express because the Wood man has delivered and takes us along for a memorable ride. 4 Bagels out of 4 P.S. As far as Disney’s Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides starring Johnny Depp, this was the fourth in a series of Pirates’ movies. Please, Lord, don’t let there be a fifth!

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ANOTHER B I RT H D AY ! ?

Joan Collins Marlene Everone Marianne Berman Lee Baca Michael Hakim Priscilla Presley Fred Paulos A.C. Lyles Barry Kaye BIRTHDAY GREETINGS—Celebrating birthdays are Grace Jones, Nora Ephron and James Fox (May 19); Joe Cocker, Cher, Irene Stern, Barry Kaye, Bronson Pinchot, and Anthony Zerbe (May 20); Marianne Berman and Judge Reinhold (May 21); Michael Hakim, Richard Benjamin and Naomi Campbell (May 22); Barbara Barrie, Drew Carey, Joan Collins, and Charles Kimbrough (May 23); Gary Burghoff, Fred Paulos, Rosanne Cash, Bob Dylan, Marvin Iannone, Priscilla Presley and Ronnie Trugman (May 24); Mike Myers, Ian McKellen, Connie Selleca, and Frank Oz (May 25); Sheriff Lee Baca, Jacques Bergerac, Helena Bonham Carter, Roy Dotrice, Brent Musberger, Stevie Nicks, Teresa Stratas and Hank Williams, Jr. (May 26); and belatedly to A.C. Lyles (May 17).

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By Holiday Mathis TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (May 20). Social intelligence is off the charts–love and laughter will fill this year. You are broadminded, understanding the plights of opposing ideologies and make up your mind about what to believe. You’ll sell a large-ticket item in June. September is also a profitable time. You'll reach a personal milestone in November. Aries and Virgo people adore you. TAURUS (Apr. 20-May 20). You are relying on others for something you could do on your own. All you need to acquire are a few tools and skills. It’s affordable, and you have the time to do this now. You’ll save money in the end. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Be mindful of the flow of material items in and out of your life. You’re not interested in excess and have no desire to waste resources. However, such things may happen along the way to an ambitious goal. CANCER (June 22-July 22). Why wait until you are feeling low to give yourself a proper pat on the back? Do it while you’re in a good mood, and

you’ll create an even better one, favorably affecting the atmosphere around you. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Wealth and prosperity do not guarantee you a place in another person’s heart. Instead of making an effort to impress someone, make an effort to listen to and understand this person. It’s more loveable. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You seek a freer state of mind. This will happen as you interact with people you know you can trust. Surround yourself with people who make you feel spontaneous, loose and playful. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Bumps, blips and glitches can either make your work interesting, or make you feel frustrated and irritable. There is comedy gold to mine here, so keep your sense of humor. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Social interaction will inspire you, especially if you’re around someone who seems to care very little about what other people think. You’re the same to some degree, and the rebel in you will soon emerge. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). There is room for you in the

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there, I figured it’s just as well that I look for a different way to make a living for the long haul,” said Johnson. “And that turned out to be the restaurant industry.” The Cleveland native quickly learned all facets of the business from front to back—in the kitchen, as a bartender, waiter and then floor host. He had set a goal to get into management as his leadership qualities had previously been honed and proven as class president in high school and a student government head in college. After apprenticing with a number of local chains (Hennessey’s, Bobby Magee’s, etc), Johnson joined Lawry’s The Prime Rib on La Cienega and spent two years assisting Bryan Monfort. From there, he worked in the company’s Chicago namesake restaurant, was brought back to California as general manager of Glendale’s venerable Tam O’ Shanter, and finally appointed general manager of Lawry’s The Prime Rib nine years ago. “Lawry’s is something very special,” said Johnson. “We’re the second highest grossing restaurant in the Southland and have customers coming from all over the world. “With all that and our 73year tradition to maintain; you can never just sit back on your

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many parking places from residents. Even then the facility would be under-parked. Use of the proposed new banquet hall facilities triggered direct questions about use. Southwest Homeowners Association President Ken Goldman wanted assurance that the new community center would not become home to weddings and other events that might bring in revenue for the City but produce large disruptions for residents near the park late into the night. He said the neighborhood needs to “be assured there are enforceable limits” to what occurs at the center. Zoet refused to give a guarantee to Goldman the facilities would not be used to hold large gatherings but did say it wasn’t on his “radar at this point in time to use it as such.” Zoet took the lead in trying to give Roxbury Park to the Los Angeles Times/Jeffrey Best over Labor Day weekend for the “LA Times/Taste” event and told The Courier that he did not consider “consulting residents” in the process to be important. He also refused to comment on how many new City employees would need to be hired to operate the banquet and convention hall facilities, their salaries, their benefits and their pensions. One resident asked why banquet facilities were even planned when “this City is full of hotels that offer the same

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Drive on Santa Monica. For more information on his art, visit www.iriswork.com. Gluck has a career as a financial planner yet fell in love with amateur photography during a trip to Africa with three of her friends. The work they are displaying at the Affaire in the Gardens is the result of their trips to Rwanda, Botswana and east Africa. “It’s about sharing our love of Africa,” Gluck said. “I love the rawness of the plains in Africa and the animals being free.” Gluck can be found with her three friends in booth 130, located near Beverly Drive and Park Way. To see more photographs from their trip, go to www.kdfimages.com. The Affaire in the Gardens will feature wine and beer gardens, food stations and live music. The Affaire in the Gardens’ charitable partner is the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Artworks by children will be for sale in the CHLA booth. All proceeds of their sales will benefit the hospital. The Beverly Hills Art Show – Affaire in the Gardens’ show hours this weekend are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and admission is free. It is located at Beverly Garden located along Santa Monica Boulevard from Rodeo Drive to Rexford Drive. Parking is available in many City parking structures.

DELSHAD (Continued from page 4)

aspects of our fine city through some of our leadership,” Brucker stated. Deputy City Manager for Public Affairs Cheryl Friedling said the City has a precedent of designating similar honorary titles on individuals who provide volunteer services to the City, as former Mayor MaraLee Goldman was given the title of cultural ambassador. She said Delshad’s new title will enhance the former mayor’s cred“Come laugh with

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May 20, 2011 | Page 25 only cost in the decision is for printing and production of business cards. “Thank you all of you for supporting the idea and I’ll do by best to make Beverly Hills even a better brand than it is now,” Delshad said. Later that night at the City Council meeting, Delshad, as well as former Councilwoman Nancy Krasne, was further awarded a street sign with his name on it.


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pression that education funding would not be funded at the same level and (would not be) fully funded under prop 98,” Assistant Superintendent of Business Services Alex Cherniss said. “Part of (Brown’s) plan was to fully fund education at the prop 98 level.” Although the governor’s suggestions have not yet been approved by the legislature, Cherniss said the information is just a forecast but will positively help the

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sent approximately $1 million, participation in the SERP costs the district $200,000 a year for five years and there is also a cost in replacing retiring teachers. The insurance company will continue to pay the teachers retirement plans after the district’s five-year premium is up. Cherniss said the reason an organi-

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Former Mayor Linda Briskman held similar meetings back in 2005 and they were so successful for her, he said, that he decided to adopt the same policy and hold meetings of his own. Any interested person, be they a student, a resident or a business, can schedule to meet with him and discuss any topic or issue in a nonintimidating setting. “People can fully express themselves without it being recorded or on camera televised in the community. It just gives people a chance to know their

budget. Board Vice President Brian Goldberg said while he believed the funding of prop 98 to be good news, it does not solve all of the BHUSD’s financial problems. Goldberg said he thought money could be saved in the Maintenance and Operations department, and the board will be discussing the potential savings during the May 31 closed session. Cherniss said district staff will be bringing a budget, with the new numbers, to the board at the June 29 board meeting. zation participates in a program like SERP is to realize short-term savings. Progressively, the savings for the BHUSD is less and less. “In a perfect world, if you have 12 people retire and you don’t need to replace any of them, then you’re (spending) $200,000 and the savings is $1 million,” Cherniss said. “But unfortunately a lot of the people retiring would need to be replaced to some degree. (But) the highest end of the salary schedule, their salaries, will come off the books.” mayor and electives are always available,” Brucker said. “My goal is that I want to actually make it easy and simple for anyone to communicate and open dialogue and express their views,” he added. “Meet the Mayor” will be held monthly. Anyone interested in signing up to speak with Brucker can contact Amy McHarg at 310-285-1013 or email mayorandcitycouncil@beverlyhills.org . Brucker said anyone who cannot make the meeting but would like to reach him can contact him on his cell phone at 310-922-5312 or at bbrucker@beverlyhills .org.

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ago. That route may be disregarded in favor of an expensive diversion to benefit Century City, leaving Beverly High threatened by a subway tunnel under its 1928 buildings. The BHHS tunnel was a last-second change, believed to be the result of lobbying and campaign contributions from Century City developers to LA interests. Despite Brien’s claims to the contrary, BHUSD has had to “go it alone” by retaining two national law firms, a local litigation firm, a lobbying firm and an army of the best experts in their fields to oppose this threat to the very existence of the high school. Instead of joining forces with the BHUSD, the council continues to maintain a selfproclaimed “low profile” in trying to protect BHHS. The pressure on the City Council to come to the aid of Beverly High is growing, causing Brien to defend the council’s inaction and passivity at Tuesday’s City Council meeting when the matter was not on the agenda. He said the City believes they will be most effective with an “aggressive, strategic approach” involving direct

CHAMBER DIRECTOR (Continued from page 1)

ties at the Downtown Center Business Improvement District (DCBID) to brand, position, and promote Downtown Los Angeles. Prior to his work with DCBID, Stettinski worked as the executive director of the Avenues of Art & Design BID. Throughout his career Stettinski has been able to develop strong relations with City Council mem-

May 20, 2011 | Page 27 meetings with key decision makers, then referenced prior efforts to influence Metro by hiring a public relations firm and instructing the City’s federal and state lobbyists to bring the route back to Santa Monica Boulevard. “You will not find the progress of these efforts being played out in the media, but the community needs to know that this City has, is and will continue to do everything it can,” Brien said. Despite his protest, the council has not retained counsel, has made no effort to join in the BHUSD’s defense of Beverly High, has developed no data and filed no comments objecting to the proposed BHHS tunnel route. The PR firm’s contract specifies a maximum of $7,500 per month in services. The Courier has learned the City has not consulted any independent specialized counsel or experts in the field to contest the tunnel. “We’re doing our dialogue directly with our elected colleagues,” Brien told The Courier. “And that’s the way we’re doing it.” The MTA board will decide on the final route alignment in the Fall.

bers, other City officials and worked closely with various commissions and committees to further the mission and goals of business communities. Stettinski was educated in Germany and finished his MA at UCBerkeley. He has been a Beverly Hills resident for more than 16 years. Chamber President Todd Johnson said it’s anticipated Stettinski will begin work in his official capacity as director starting mid-June. Alex Stettinski

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BEVERLY HILLS NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Title Order No.: 1050815 Trustee Sale No.: 73768 Loan No.: H399025251 APN: 4355015-036 You are in Default under a Deed of Trust dated 10/16/2009. Unless you take action to protect your property, it may be sold at a public sale. If you need an explanation of the nature of the proceedings against you, you should contact a lawyer. On 06/09/2011 at 01:00PM, FCI Lender Services, Inc. as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 10/22/2009 as DOC #20091598612 of official records in the Office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, California, executed by: Dawn E. Matthias, an unmarried woman, as Trustor Anthony Harris and Daniella Harris, Husband and Wife, as Beneficiary WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States, by cash, a cashier's check drawn by a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state). At: the front entrance to the Pomona Superior Courts Building, 350 West Mission Blvd., Pomona, CA, all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County, California describing the land therein: Lot 3 and the North half of Lot 2 in Block 3 of Tract No. 5898 in the City of Los Angeles, County of Los Angeles, State of California, as per Map Recorded in Book 64, Pages 87 and 88 of Maps, in the office of the County Recorder of said County. The property heretofore described is being sold "as is". The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 1509 North Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills Area, Los Angeles, CA 90210. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, if any, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to-wit: $281,616.89 (Estimated) Accrued interest and additional advances, if any, will increase this figure prior to sale. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be record-

ed in the county where the real property is located and more than three months have elapsed since such recordation. Date: 5/12/11 FCI Lender Services, Inc., as Trustee 8180 East Kaiser Blvd., Anaheim Hills, CA 92808 Phone: 714-282-2424 For Trustee Sale Information log on to: www.rsvpforeclosures.com or call: 925603-7342. Vivian Prieto, Vice President FCI Lender Services, Inc. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. (RSVP# 270924)(05/20/11, 05/27/11, 06/03/11) —————————— NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE Trustee's Sale No. 05-FSS-98697 APN# 4383007-002 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 8/5/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On June 10, 2011, at 10:30 AM, AT WEST SIDE TO THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY COURTHOUSE DIRECTLY FACING NORWALK BLVD., 12720 NORWALK BOULEVARD, in the City of NORWALK, County of LOS ANGELES, State of CALIFORNIA, REGIONAL SERVICE CORPORATION, a California corporation, as duly appointed Trustee under that certain Deed of Trust executed by CAROLYN CHIAPPELLI, A SINGLE WOMAN, as Trustors, recorded on 8/15/2005, as Instrument No. 05 1945613, of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, State of CALIFORNIA, under the power of sale therein contained, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER, for cash, or cashier's check (payable at the time of sale in lawful money of the United States) without warranty express or implied as to title, use, possession or encumbrances, all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it as such Trustee, in and to the following described property situated in the aforesaid County and State, towit: TAX PARCEL NO. 4383-007-002 From information which the Trustee deems reliable, but for which Trustee makes no representation or warranty, the street address or other common designation of the above described property is purported to be 9882 PORTOLA DRIVE, BEVERLY HILLS, CA 90210. Said property is being sold for the purpose of paying the obligations secured by said Deed of Trust, including fees and expenses of sale. The total amount of the unpaid principal balance, interest thereon, together with reasonably estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Trustee's Sale is $620,407.66. In compliance with California Civil Code 2923.5(c), the mortgagee, trustee, beneficiary, or authorized agent declares: that it has contacted the borrower(s) to assess their financial situa-

tion and to explore options to avoid foreclosure; or that it has made efforts to contact the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure by one or more of the following methods: by telephone, by United States mail; either 1st class or certified; by overnight delivery; by personal delivery; by e-mail; by face to face meeting or the borrower has surrendered the property to the mortgagee, trustee, beneficiary, or authorized agent and that the compliance with Civil Code Section 2923.5 was made at least thirty (30) days prior to the date of this Notice of Sale. Dated: 5/10/2011 REGIONAL SERVICE CORPORATION, Trustee By: Jean Greagor, AUTHORIZED AGENT Agent for Trustee: AGENCY SALES AND POSTING 3210 EL CAMINO REAL, SUITE 200 IRVINE, CA 92602 Telephone Number: (800) 542-2550 Sale Information: (714) 7302727 or http://www.rtrustee.com ASAP# 3997438 05/20/2011, 05/27/2011, 06/03/2011 —————————— NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE Trustee Sale No. 246718CA Loan No. 3012923151 Title Order No. 681738 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 04-042007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 06-10-2011 at 10:30 AM, CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 04-11-2007, Book N/A, Page N/A, Instrument 20070868744, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California, executed by: CATHERINE A. HARTENDORP, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN AND SUSAN C. ANGUSTIA, A MARRIED WOMAN, AS HER SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY, AS JOINT TENANTS, as Trustor, WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, FA, as Beneficiary, will sell at public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier's check drawn by a state or national bank, a cashier's check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a cashier's check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Sale will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to the Deed of Trust. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the

Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Place of Sale: AT THE WEST SIDE OF THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY COURTHOUSE, DIRECTLY FACING NORWALK BOULEVARD, 12720 NORWALK BLVD. , NORWALK, CA Legal Description: LOT 370 OF TRACT NO. 7005, IN THE CITY OF BEVERLY HILLS, COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES, STATE OF CALIFORNIA, AS PER MAP RECORDED IN BOOK 72 PAGE 28 OF MAPS, IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY RECORDER OF SAID COUNTY. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $1,250,070.58 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 256 NORTH DOHENY DRIVE BEVERLY HILLS, CA 90211 APN Number: 4335-024-018 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The property heretofore described is being sold "as is". In compliance with California Civil Code 2923.5(c) the mortgagee, trustee, beneficiary, or authorized agent declares: that it has contacted the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure; or that it has made efforts to contact the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure by one of the following methods: by telephone; by United States mail; either 1st class or certified; by overnight delivery; by personal delivery; by e-mail; by face to face meeting. DATE: 0517-2011 CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY, as Trustee KATHY HARDING, ASSISTANT SECRETARY CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. California Reconveyance Company 9200 Oakdale Avenue Mail Stop: CA2-4379 Chatsworth, CA 91311 800-892-6902 For Sales Information: (714) 7302727 or www.lpsasap.com (714) 573-1965 or www.priorityposting.comA SAP# 3999955 05/20/2011, 05/27/2011, 06/03/2011 —————————— NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 11CA00095-1 Order No. 110010574 APN: 5555006-071 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 03/01/2006. 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 PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On June 9, 2011 at 01:00 PM, RSM&A Foreclosure Services, as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded March 9, 2006 as Document Number: 06 0506399 of official records in the Office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, California, execut-

ed by: Daniel Moumdjian, a single man, as Trustor, Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for IndyMac Bank, FSB, as Beneficiary, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States, by cash, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state) at the following location: At the front entrance to the Pomona Superior Courts Building, 350 West Mission Blvd. Pomona, all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County, California describing the land therein: Legal description as more fully described in said deed of trust. The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 1155 N LA CIENEGA BLVD NUMBER 410, West Hollywood, CA 90069. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, if any, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to-wit: $440,052.70 (Estimated*) *Accrued interest and additional advances, if any, will increase this figure prior to sale. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located and more than three months have elapsed since such recordation. DATE: 05/17/2011 RSM&A Foreclosures Services 15165 Ventura Boulevard, Suite 330 Sherman Oaks, CA 91403 805-804-5616 For specific information on sales including bid amounts call (714) 277-4845. Kimberly Karas, Authorized Agent of RSM&A Foreclosures Services FEI#1045.01207 05/20/2011, 05/27/2011, 06/03/2011 ——— FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2011013033 The following is/are doing business as: SES COMMERCIAL FLOORING 9107 W. Wilshire Blvd. #450, Beverly Hills, CA 90210; Sol Rumkin 24947 Lorenzo Court, Calabasas, CA 91302; The business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL, registrant(s) has begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein April 01, 2011: Sol Rumkin; Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: April 21, 2011; Published:

May 20, 2011 | Page 29 SUMMONS (CITATION JUDICIAL) CASE NO: 11COO648 NOTICE TO DEFENDANT: (Aviso Al Demandando) TONI BALZOTTI and Does 1-50, inclusive YOU ARE BEING SUED BY PLANTIFF: (Lo Esta Demandando El Demandante)

JANET BROWN You have 30 CALENDAR DAYS after this summons and legal papers are served on you to file a written response at this court and have a copy served on the plantiff. A letter or phone call will not protect you. Your written response must be in proper legal form if you want the court to hear your case. There may be a court form that you can use for your response. You can find these court forms and more information at the California Courts Online Self-Help Center (www.courtinfo.ca.gov/selfhelp), your county law library, or the courthouse nearest you. If you cannot pay the filing fee ask the court clerk for a fee waiver form. If you do not file your response on time, you may lose the case by default, and your wages, money, and property may be taken without further warning from the court. There are other legal requirements. You may want to call an attorney right away. If you do not know an attorney, you may want to call attorney referral service. If you cannot afford an attorney, you may be eligible for free legal services from a nonprofit legal services program. You can locate these nonprofit groups at the California Legal Services Web site (www.lawhelpcalifornia.org), the California Courts online Self-Help Center (www.courtinfo.ca.gov/selfhelp), or by contacting your local court or county bar association.

The name and address of the court is: (El Nombre y direccion de la corte es): Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles , West District Beverly Hills 9355 Burton Way, Beverly Hills, CA 90210 The name, address, and telephone number of plantiff’s attorney, or plaintiff without an attorney is: (El Nombre , la direccion y el numero de telefono del abogado de demandante, o del demandante que no tiene abogado es)

R. Michael Collum • KNOWLES COLLUM LLP 9100 Wilshire Blvd. #250W, Beverly Hills, CA 90212 Tel: 310.461.0600 DATE (Fecha): February 10, 2011 By: John A Clarke, Executive Officer/Clerk Beverly Hills Courier • May 20, 27, June 3, 10, 2011

April 29, May 06, 13, 20, 2011 LACC N/C ——— FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2011016619 The following is/are doing business as: AMERICAN TOBACCO ACCESSORIES TRADE SHOW 3416 Floyd Terrace, Los Angeles, CA 90068; Josh Weitz 3416 Floyd Terrace, Los Angeles, CA 90068; June Palmer 1570 N. Edgemont St. #604, Los Angeles, CA 90027; The business is conducted by: A GENERAL PARTNERSHIP, registrant(s) has NOT begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein: June Palmer; Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: April 26, 2011; Published: April 29, May 06, 13, 20, 2011 LACC N/C ——— FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2011016769 The following is/are doing business as: SILICON DISK TECHNOLOGY 3540 Wilshire Blvd. #716, Los Angeles, CA 90010; MagicRam, Inc. 3540 Wilshire Blvd. #716, Los Angeles, CA 90010; The business is conducted by: A CORPORATION, registrant(s) has NOT begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein: Alan Nouray, Vice President; Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: April 27, 2011; Published: May 06, 13, 20, 27, 2011 LACC N/C ——— FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2011016856 The following is/are doing business as: 1) OUR STATE INSURANCE CO. 2) YOUR STATE INSURANCE CO. 2935 Woodwardia Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90077; Leonard B. Miller 2935 Woodwardia Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90077; Joy F. Miller 2935 Woodwardia Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90077; The business is conducted by: HUSBAND AND WIFE, registrant(s) has NOT begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein: Leonard B. Miller; Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: April 27, 2011; Published: May 06, 13, 20, 27, 2011 LACC N/C ——— FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2011016888 The following is/are doing business as: 1) TARA DESIGNS 2) TARA JEWELRY DESIGNS 546 S. Norton Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90020; Wendy Marsten Guzin 546 S. Norton Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90020; Barbara S. Marsten 1203 N. Sweetzer Ave. #104, West Hollywood, CA 90069; The business is conducted by: A GENERAL PARTNERSHIP, registrant(s) has NOT begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein: Wendy Marsten Guzin; Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: April 27, 2011; Published: May 06, 13, 20, 27, 2011 LACC N/C ——— FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2011016734 The following is/are doing business as: LAURELS FINE FURNITURE 2606 W. Sepulveda Blvd., Torrance, CA 90505; Heritage Furniture Corporation 2606 W. Sepulveda Blvd., Torrance, CA 90505;

The business is conducted by: A CORPORATION, registrant(s) has begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein 1998: Charles Aflalo, President; Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: April 27, 2011; Published: May 06, 13, 20, 27, 2011 LACC N/C ——— FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2011023496 The following is/are doing business as: COLORSTYLESTUDIO 6151 Orange St. #319, Los Angeles, CA 90048; Denise Lampron 6151 Orange St. #319, Los Angeles, CA 90048; The business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL, registrant(s) has begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein April 06, 2011: Denise Lampron; Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: May 05, 2011; Published: May 13, 20, 27, June 03, 2011 LACC N/C ——— FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2011026086 The following is/are doing business as: VICEVERSA 1922 S. Holt Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90034; Koko Fukami 1922 S. Holt Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90034; The business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL, registrant(s) has begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein May 30, 2006: Koko Fukami; Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: May 09, 2011; Published: May 13, 20, 27, June 03, 2011 LACC N/C ——— FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2011008769 The following is/are doing business as: LUCEMAX OF BEVERLY HILLS 9744 Wilshire Blvd. #410, Beverly Hills, CA 90212; Mark Alexander Mandel MD 261 S. Camden Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90212; The business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL, registrant(s) has NOT begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein: Mark Alexander Mandel MD; Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: April 15, 2011; Published: May 13, 20, 27, June 03, 2011 LACC N/C ——— NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR CHANGE IN OWNERSHIP OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES LICENSE Date of Filing Application: MAY 16, 2011 To Whom It May Concern: The Name(s) of the Applicant(s) is/are: BEVERLY PAVILION ASSOCIATES LLC, GREEN LIGHT GO LLC The applicants listed above are applying to the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to sell alcoholic beverages at: 9360 WILSHIRE BLVD BEVERLY HILLS, CA 90212 Type of license(s) applied for: 47 – ON-SALE EATING PLACE

Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, 888 S. Figueroa St. #320 Los Angeles, CA 90017 213/833-6043 05/20/11 BHC 299325


NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE T.S No. 1203733-02 APN: 4340-023-006 TRA: 001349 LOAN NO: Xxxxxx6840 REF: Gilleran, Thomas J IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED April 07, 2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On June 02, 2011, at 10:00am, Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded April 14, 2005, as Inst. No. 05 0862249 in book XX, page XX of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, executed by Thomas J Gilleran An Unmarried Man, will sell at public auction to highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank At the west side of the los angeles county courthouse, Southeast District, 12720 Norwalk Blvd., Norwalk, California, all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and State described as: Completely described in said deed of trust The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 9024-9026 Phyllis Av West Hollywood CA 90069 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be held, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, condition or encumbrances, including fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to pay the remaining principal sums of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is: $579,853.58. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder's sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. For sales information: Mon-Fri 9:00am to 4:00pm (619) 590-1221. CalWestern Reconveyance Corporation, 525 East Main Street, P.O. Box 22004, El Cajon, CA 92022-9004 Dated: April 29, 2011. (R379661 05/13/11, 05/20/11, 05/27/11) —————————— NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE T.S. No: A523723 CA Unit Code: A Loan No: 19302312/BELANGER/MARK

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Page 30 | May 20, 2011 JUDE Min No: 100011520050081324 AP #1: 5529-005-167 T.D. SERVICE COMPANY, as duly appointed Trustee under the following described Deed of Trust WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH (in the forms which are lawful tender in the United States) and/or the cashier's, certified or other checks specified in Civil Code Section 2924h (payable in full at the time of sale to T.D. Service Company) all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property hereinafter described: Trustor: MARK J. BELANGER, GLENN SCARPELLI Recorded March 19, 2008 as Instr. No. 20080470926 in Book --Page --- of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County; CALIFORNIA , pursuant to the Notice of Default and Election to Sell thereunder recorded February 9, 2011 as Instr. No. 11-217116 in Book --- Page --- of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County CALIFORNIA. YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED MARCH 12, 2008. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. 911 NORTH KINGS ROAD 215, WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA 90069 "(If a street address or common designation of property is shown above, no warranty is given as to its completeness or correctness)." Said Sale of property will be made in "as is" condition without covenant or warranty, express 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 as in said note provided, advances, if any, 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. Said sale will be held on: JUNE 2, 2011, AT 11:00 A.M. *AT THE WEST SIDE DOORS TO THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY COURTS BUILDING, 12720 NORWALK BLVD, NORWALK, CA At the time of the initial publication of this notice, the total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the above described Deed of Trust and estimated costs, expenses, and advances is $370,621.15. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: The mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the Commissioner of a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is recorded. The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder's sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee and the successful bidder shall have no fur-

ther recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the monies paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee's attorney. Date: May 4, 2011 T.D. SERVICE COMPANY as said Trustee, T.D. Service Company Agent for the Trustee and as Authorized Agent for the Beneficiary MARLENE CLEGHORN, ASSISTANT SECRETARY T.D. SERVICE COMPANY 1820 E. FIRST ST., SUITE 210, P.O. BOX 11988 SANTA ANA, CA 927111988 We are assisting the Beneficiary to collect a debt and any information we obtain will be used for that purpose whether received orally or in writing. If available, the expected opening bid and/or postponement information may be obtained by calling the following telephone number(s) on the day before the sale: (714) 4805690 or you may access sales information at www.tacforeclosures.com. TAC# 935193 PUB: 05/13/11, 05/20/11, 05/27/11 —————————— T.S. No. T11-73619-CA / APN: 4339-015-061 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 5/24/2006. 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. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, Cashier’s Check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to a deed of trust described below. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Pursuant to California Civil Code Section 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer, or authorized agent, declares as follows: [X] The mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed and [X] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 or 2923.55 Trustor: Charles M Casey, trustee of The Charles

M Casey Revocable Trust Dated October 31, 2005 Duly Appointed Trustee: CR Title Services, Inc. c/o Pite Duncan, 4375 Jutland Drive, Suite 200, San Diego, CA 92117 877-576-0472 Recorded 05/30/2006 as Instrument No. 06 1172652 in book , page of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, California, Date of Sale: 6/6/2011 at 10:30 AM Place of Sale: At the front entrance to the Pomona Superior Courts Building, 350 West Mission Blvd., Pomona, CA Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $194,443.31 Street Address or other common designation of real property: 964 Larrabee Street Unit 207 West Hollywood, CA 90069-3940 A.P.N.: 4339015-061 Legal Description: As more fully described in said Deed of Trust The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address or other common designation, if any, shown above. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. The Trustee shall incur no liability for any good faith error in stating the proper amount of unpaid balances and charges. For sales information please contact Priority Posting and Publishing at www.priorityposting.com or (714) 573-1965 Reinstatement Line: 877576-0472 Date: 5/13/2011 CR Title Services, Inc 1000 Technology Drive MS 314 O’Fallon MO 63368 Jill Bryant, Trustee Specialist Federal Law requires us to notify you that we are acting as a debt collector. If you are currently in a bankruptcy or have received a discharge in bankruptcy as to this obligation, this communication is intended for informational purposes only and is not an attempt to collect a debt in violation of the automatic stay or the discharge injunction. P833903 5/13, 5/20, 05/27/2011 ————————— NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 10CA01618-1 Order No. 100764558 APN: 5529-025225 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 03/15/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On June 2, 2011 at 01:00 PM, RSM&A Foreclosure Services, as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded March 22, 2007 as Document Number: 20070650273 of official records in the Office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, California, executed by: JACQUELINE ANN FINCH AN UNMARRIED WOMAN, as Trustor, Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for IndyMac Bank, FSB, as Beneficiary, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States, by cash, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state

or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state) at the following location: At the front entrance to the Pomona Superior Courts Building, 350 West Mission Blvd. Pomona, all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County, California describing the land therein: Legal description as more fully described in said deed of trust. The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 950 NORTH KINGS ROAD 366, WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA 90069. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, if any, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to-wit: $514,198.11 (Estimated*) *Accrued interest and additional advances, if any, will increase this figure prior to sale. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located and more than three months have elapsed since such recordation. DATE: 05/12/2011 RSM&A Foreclosures Services 15165 Ventura Boulevard, Suite 330 Sherman Oaks, CA 91403 805-804-5616 For specific information on sales including bid amounts call (714) 277-4845. Kimberly Karas, Authorized Agent of RSM&A Foreclosures Services FEI#1045.01086 05/13/2011, 05/20/2011, 05/27/2011 —————————— NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 09-0057664 Title Order No. 09-8-175009 APN No. 5560-023-047 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 03/02/2006. 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. Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by TANYA C. GHANTOUS-TEICHNER, A MARRIED WOMAN AS HER SOLE AND SEPARATE PPOPERTY, dated 03/02/2006 and recorded 03/21/06, as Instrument No. 06 0594691, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, will sell on 05/27/2011 at 1:00PM, At the front entrance to the Pomona Superior Courts Building, 350 West Mission Blvd., Pomona, Los Angeles,

CA at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any of the real property described above is purported to be: 1264 OZETA TERRACE NO. 101, WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA, 90069. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $643,736.82. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an “AS IS” condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. If required by the provisions of section 2923.5 of the California Civil Code, the declaration from the mortgagee, beneficiary or authorized agent is attached to the Notice of Trustee’s Sale duly recorded with the appropriate County Recorder’s Office. DATED: 08/09/2009 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-91401-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone/Sale Information: (800) 281 8219 By: Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY N.A., is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. FEI # 1006.67106 5/06, 5/13, 5/20/2011 —————————— NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 09-0028229 Title Order No. 09-8-084600 APN No. 5555-005-153 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 09/22/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by DOROTHY GAGLIANO, A SINGLE WOMAN, dated 09/22/2005 and recorded 10/04/05, as Instrument No. 05 2386606, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los

Angeles County, State of California, will sell on 05/27/2011 at 1:00PM, At the front entrance to the Pomona Superior Courts Building, 350 West Mission Blvd., Pomona, Los Angeles, CA at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any of the real property described above is purported to be: 1140 ALTA LOMA ROAD # 204, WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA, 900692482. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $526,974.88. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an “AS IS” condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. If required by the provisions of section 2923.5 of the California Civil Code, the declaration from the mortgagee, beneficiary or authorized agent is attached to the Notice of Trustee’s Sale duly recorded with the appropriate County Recorder’s Office. DATED: 06/10/2009 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-01-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone/Sale Information: (800) 281 8219 By: Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. FEI # 1006.58714 5/06, 5/13, 5/20/2011 —————————— FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2011027852 The following is/are doing business as: Apple in Bulk.com 9461 Charleville Bl. #104, Beverly Hills, CA 90212; New Future Technology Corporation 9461 Charleville Bl. #104, Beverly Hills, CA 90212; The business is conducted by: A CORPORATION, registrant(s) has begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein JANUARY 31, 2011: New Future Technology Corporation, GAIL BENSIMON, Treasurer; Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: May 09, 2011; Published: May 20, 27, June 03, 10, 2011 LACC N/C


PUBLIC NOTICES

BEVERLY HILLS Trustee Sale No. 247822CA Loan No. 0692248883 Title Order No. 723558 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 03-17-2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE P R O C E E D I N G S AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 05-27-2011 at 10:30 AM, CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 03-25-2005, Book , Page , Instrument 05 0690710, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California, executed by: BAHMAN NAVABIAN AND MALKA N. HASHEM, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS, as Trustor, WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, FA, as Beneficiary, will sell at public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Sale will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to the Deed of Trust. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Place of Sale: THE FRONT ENTRANCE TO THE POMONA SUPERIOR COURTS BUILDING, 350 W. MISSION BOULEVARD, POMONA, CA Legal Description: As more fully described in said Deed of Trust Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $1,492,276.95 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 268 SOUTH ALMONT DRIVE BEVERLY HILLS, CA 90211 APN Number: 4333-003-021 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. In compliance with California Civil Code 2923.5(c) the mortgagee, trustee, beneficiary, or authorized agent declares: that it has contacted the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure; or that it has made efforts to contact the borrower(s) to assess their financial situa-

tion and to explore options to avoid foreclosure by one of the following methods: by telephone; by United States mail; either 1st class or certified; by overnight delivery; by personal delivery; by e-mail; by face to face meeting. DATE: 05-04-2011 CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY, as Trustee DEREK WEARRENEE, ASSISTANT SECRETARY CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. California Reconveyance Company 9200 Oakdale Avenue Mail Stop: CA2-4379 Chatsworth, CA 91311 800-892-6902 For Sales Information: (714) 7302727 or (714) 573-1965 o r www.priorityposting.com P830965 5/6, 5/13, 05/20/2011 —————————— Title No. 4502003 T.S. No. 2010-6459 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT OF A LIEN, DATED 12/31/2009. 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 P R O C E E D I N G S AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that: On 5/31/2011, at 10:30AM, Association Lien Services, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to a certain Lien, recorded on 1/5/2010, as Instrument Number 20100009818, of the Official Records of Los Angeles County California. WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR LAWFUL MONEY OF THE UNITED STATES, OR A CASHIERS CHECK at: At the front entrance to the Pomona Superior Courts Building, 350 West Mission Blvd., Pomona, CA The street address and other common designations, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 8787 Shoreham Dr No B-9, West Hollywood, CA 90069 Assessor's Parcel No. 5559-006-019 The owner of the real property is purported to be: Anthony Murphy, a single man The undersigned trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designations, 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 a note, homeowner's assessment or other obligation secured by this Lien, with interest and other sum as provided therein: plus advances, if any, under the terms thereof and interest on such advances, plus fees, charges, expenses of the Trustee and Trust created by said Lien. 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 publica-

tion of the Notice Of Sale is $16,354.87. Payment must be in cash, a cashier's check drawn on a State or National Bank, a check drawn by a State Bank or Federal Credit Union, or a check drawn by a State or Federal Savings & Loan Association, Savings Association, or Savings Bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. The beneficiary of said Lien hereto executed and delivered to the undersigned, a written declaration of Default And Demand For Sale, and a written Notice Of Default And Election To Sell. The undersigned caused said notice of default and election to sell to be recorded in the County where the real property is located. Date: 5/2/2011 Association Lien Services, as Trustee P.O. Box 64750, Los Angeles, CA 90064 (310) 207-2027 By: Carter Hall, Trustee Officer P831401 5/6, 5/13, 05/20/2011 —————————— Trustee Sale No. 429391CA Loan No. 3010747826 Title Order No. 602115611 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 10-102006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 05-272011 at 10:30 AM, CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 10-27-2006, Book , Page , Instrument 06 2386569, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California, executed by: TANIA DIANA BENATMONLA, A MARRIED WOMAN AS HER SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY, as Trustor, WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, as Beneficiary, will sell at public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier's check drawn by a state or national bank, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Sale will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to the Deed of Trust. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably

estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Place of Sale: THE FRONT ENTRANCE TO THE POMONA SUPERIOR COURTS BUILDING, 350 W. MISSION BOULEVARD, POMONA, CA Legal Description: As more fully described in said Deed of Trust Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $1,741,116.38 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 200 SOUTH LA PEER DRIVE BEVERLY HILLS, CA 90211 APN Number: 4333-002-038 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The property heretofore described is being sold "as is". In compliance with California Civil Code 2923.5(c) the mortgagee, trustee, beneficiary, or authorized agent declares: that it has contacted the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure; or that it has made efforts to contact the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure by one of the following methods: by telephone; by United States mail; either 1st class or certified; by overnight delivery; by personal delivery; by email; by face to face meeting. DATE: 05-02-2011 CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY, as Trustee JAMES TOLLIVER, ASSISTANT SECRETA R Y C A L I F O R N I A RECONVEYANCE COMPANY IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. California Reconveyance Company 9200 Oakdale Avenue Mail Stop: CA2-4379 Chatsworth, CA 91311 800-892-6902 For Sales Information: (714) 730-2727 or www.lpsasap.com (714) 573-1965 or www.priorityposting.com P830635 5/6, 5/13, 05/20/2011 —————————— NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE TS No. 07-0028746 Title Order No. 07-8105608 Investor/Insurer No. 113403477 APN No. 4333-029-054 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 08/23/2006. 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." Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by STEVEN PASHMFOUROUSH, A SINGLE MAN, dated 08/23/2006 and recorded 08/31/06, as Instrument No. 06 1947269, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, will sell on 05/27/2011 at 10:30AM, At the West side of the Los Angeles County

Courthouse, directly facing Norwalk Blvd., 12720 Norwalk Blvd., Norwalk, CA 90650 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 221 S GALE DR 306, BEVERLY HILLS, CA, 90211. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $964,660.50. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier's checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ''AS IS'' condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 10/10/2007 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1757 TAPO CANYON ROAD, SVW-88 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By: Trustee's Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 3983894 05/06/2011, 05/13/2011, 05/20/2011 —————————— NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE Trustee Sale No. 440025CA Loan No. 0701952699 Title Order No. 3206-278337 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 09-16-2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE P R O C E E D I N G S AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 05-27-2011 at 10:30 AM, CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 09-23-2005,

May 20, 2011 | Page 31 Book , Page , Instrument 05 2302477, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California, executed by: THE BN FAMILY TRUST DATED JUNE 5, 2000, as Trustor, WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, FA, as Beneficiary, will sell at public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier's check drawn by a state or national bank, a cashier's check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a cashier's check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Sale will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to the Deed of Trust. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Place of Sale: AT THE WEST SIDE OF THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY COURTHOUSE, DIRECTLY FACING NORWALK BOULEVARD, 12720 NORWALK BLVD. , NORWALK, CA Legal Description: A CONDOMINIUM COMPRISED OF: PARCEL 1: AN UNDIVIDED 1/22ND INTEREST IN AND TO LOT 1 OF TRACT NO. 52564, IN THE CITY OF BEVERLY HILLS, COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES, STATE OF CALIFORNIA, AS PER MAP RECORDED IN BOOK 1279 PAGES 24 THROUGH 26 INCLUSIVE OF MAPS, IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY RECORDER OF SAID COUNTY. EXCEPT THEREFROM UNITS 101 THROUGH 107, 201 THROUGH 208, 301 THROUGH 307, AS SHOWN AND DEFINED ON THE CONDOMINIUM PLAN RECORDED APRIL 1, 2004 AS INSTRUMENT NO. 04-772057, OFFICIAL RECORDS OF SAID COUNTY. ALSO EXCEPTING THEREFROM ANY RIGHT, TITLE AND INTEREST IN AND TO THOSE CERTAIN OIL AND GAS LEASES, ALL DATED MAY 15, 1964, EXECUTED BY MIRIAM HUNTER, AS LESSOR, AND BY STANDARD OIL EXECUTED BY MIRIAM HUNTER, ANNE C. ROUSSO, ALBERT C. ALLARD AND CLARA ALLARD, AS LESSORS, AND BY STANDARD OIL COMPANY OF CALIFORNIA, AS LESSEE, RECORDED JULY 8, 1964, IN BOOK M-1563, PAGE 797; RECORDED JANUARY 7, 1965 IN BOOK M-1724, PAGE 526 AND RECORDED OCTOBER 18, 1967 IN BOOK M-2684, PAGE 385, ALL OF OFFICIAL RECORDS. ALSO EXCEPTING THEREFROM; ALL MINERAL, ORES, PRECIOUS

OR USEFUL METALS, SUBSTANCES AND HYDROCARBONS OF EVERY KIND AND CHARACTER, INCLUDING IN PART, PETROLEUM, OIL, GAS, ASPHALTUM AND TAR, IN OR UNDER SAID LAND, LYING BELOW A DEPTH OF 500 FEET FROM THE SURFACE, BUT WITHOUT THE RIGHT TO ENTER UPON THE SURFACE OF SAID LAND, IN AND TO THE ABOVE DESCRIBED PROPERTY, AS RESERVED IN THE DEED EXECUTED BY FRED J. RUSSELL, TRUSTEE FOR THE RUSSELL FAMILY TRUST U/D/T OF SEPTEMBER 30, 1981, AS AMENDED, AND RECORDED AUGUST 28, 1986 AS INSTRUMENT NO. 86-1111250, OF OFFICIAL RECORDS. PARCEL 2: UNIT 302 AS SHOWN AND DEFINED ON THE CONDOMINIUM PLAN REFERRED TO IN PARCEL 1 ABOVE. PARCEL 3: AN EXCLUSIVE USE COMMON AREA EASEMENT FOR PARKING SPACES TO BE APPURTENANT TO PARCELS 1 AND 2 ABOVE, IN, OVER, ACROSS AND THROUGH THAT PORTION OF THE COMMON AREA CONSISTING OF P7, P8 AND P9 AS SHOWN AND DEFINED ON SAID CONDOMINIUM PLAN. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $1,088,815.57 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 143 N ARNAZ DRIVE UNIT 302 BEVERLY HILLS, CA 90211 APN Number: 4334-008-054 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The property heretofore described is being sold "as is". In compliance with California Civil Code 2923.5(c) the mortgagee, trustee, beneficiary, or authorized agent declares: that it has contacted the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure; or that it has made efforts to contact the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure by one of the following methods: by telephone; by United States mail; either 1st class or certified; by overnight delivery; by personal delivery; by e-mail; by face to face meeting. DATE: 05-03-2011 CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY, as Trustee REGINA CANTRELL, ASSISTANT SECRETARY CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. California Reconveyance Company 9200 Oakdale Avenue Mail Stop: CA2-4379 Chatsworth, CA 91311 800-892-6902 For Sales Information: (714) 7302727 or www.lpsasap.com (714) 573-1965 or www.priorityposting.com ASAP# 3984874 05/06/2011, 05/13/2011, 05/20/2011


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47 HEALTH & BEAUTY

88 ELDERLY CARE SERVICES

Jasmine

Certified Cosmetologist

Make-up Artist Specialist Bridal & Hair Stylist Haircuts • Highlights Color • Updo

• 310-728-9155 5 • Beverly Hills Salon

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$100,000-$1,000,000

COMPUTER CONSULTANT

SEEKING

For A Global I.P. Start-Up.

FREELANCE A C C O U N TA N T Flexible service and flexible pricing. Hire hourly or per project.

********* Seeking Free COMPUTER REPAIR Mario Villagran, MBA 818-416-7511 Legal Help, MAINTENANCE & Partners & Merger’s Like Beverly Hills, TRAINING SERVICE 55 Personal Assistant/ by GUIDO The Academy of JOBS WANTED I am a highly qualified Office Assistant

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Motion Pictures, Hollywood, etc. Help save a global individual brand “FUTURE... & TOMORROW...”

technician with many years of experience in computer services and training, delivering a simple, costeffective, reliable & efficient IT solution. First H/S $50, to fight Pep Boys, subsequent H/S $75. Lincoln National Corp.,

Well educated (B.A., M.S.), Presentable, hard worker, reliable. 20 Years Experience Let me keep Caregiver/ your life organized, Companion/Nanny run your errands. W/ car insurance, Excellent chef & nanny. Clarisa 310/490-3380 shopping, light cooking,

cleaning. CPR. King Vigor Consulting MICHoldings, LLC, Background check Guido: 310/980-6450 Future Ads., 55 Excellent References. & Chantecaille, and JOBS WANTED Call Liora: their global agreement 310/435-6813 of Sept., 2004. It is destroying me & O N E - O N - O N E ELMA’s CLEANING the world I created, COMPUTER 88 SERVICE “Global People’s Future”. Repair & Training ELDERLY Homes • Apt’s A t Yo u r futurevisionaries.com • Home or Office • Condo’s • Offices CARE SERVICES Kent: 701/223-0639 • Installation • Setup • 15 Years Experience. • Software Training • Excellent References. SEEKING 46 Available • Internet • COMPUTER CALL E. STURM: 24-Hrs. / 7-Days C A R E G I V E R /

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COMPUTER SPECIALIST

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Specializing in:

Regrow Hair

- On-Site Custom

“The Natural Way ” Capillary

Computer Service

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- Anti-Virus & More... - Local References 310/275-DAVE or email: David@ TechnoEntomology.com

Will Help in Recovery of Thinning Hair

I AM LOOKING Honest & Reliable. TO C L E A N Fluent English. With car HOUSES & APT’S for errands, appts.,

Excellent Work. shopping. Great cook. Reliable. Light cleaning. Great References. Excellent References. 15 Years Experience. Please Call Matilda: 310/968-1123 310/741-2363

Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Good Company. Great People. We provide in-home care and companionship to help you remain independent and happy at home. If you need help and would like a free in-home assessment please call us at:

• CPR Certified • Car Insurance/Dependable • Extensive Medical Background 323/937-5080 Please Call Denise Cell: 323/377-2670 At: 818/599-8957 West Hollywood resident.

Mama’s caregivers are loving, caring, trained & bonded. Live in or out.

MAMA’S HOME CARE 323/655-2622

323-932-8700 ARE YOU A SENIOR AND NEED ASSISTANCE?

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**************** We provide experienced Cargivers, CNA’s & HHA’s

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With car+insurance for errands, shopping appt. Private Room Available Light cooking+cleaning. Excellent References. (310) 273-1816

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2 Homes: Architectural Refined Professional Contemporary and Compassionate Genleman, Craftsman + Attached To Facilitate Daily Activities. Energetic, Honest & Caring. With car for Guesthouse/Office on Shopping, Outings, Dr’s. Appointment’s, Etc. T OP R EFERENCES • F LEXIBLE S CHEDULE one lot. Central air & • R E A S O N A B L E R AT E S • heat, hardwood floors, Steven: 310/246-9228 BEVERLY HILLS RESIDENT OF 20 YEARS • BONDED high ceilings, skylights, limestone bath. Newly 90 90 update. $1,450,000 EMPLOYMENT EMPLOYMENT Call 310/279-6921 OPPORTUNITY OPPORTUNITY

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HOUSEKEEPER ENTREPRENEUR WANTED

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT Part time – Beverly Hills 5768 W. PICO BLVD WEST SIDE - SMALL M-W-F 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. OFFICE FOR LEASE BUSINESS or Correspondence, fil500 SQ. FT. REAL ESTATE ing, calendar, general $720/MO. Consultant to small organization for businesses. Can also semi-retired exec. Parking Available rehab property. Will E-mail resume Call 310/779-6727 assist Entrepreneur. kenquest@kenquest.com dianecoutre@aol.com or fax 310-887-7071 WILSHIRE BLVD

Beverly Drive PRIVATE PROFESSIONAL

PSYCHOTHERAPY AND MEDICAL OFFICE SPACE with many amenities 310/276-7600 x.203

————— NEWLY FURNISHED 1,800 SQ. FT. BEVERLY HILLS ADJ OFFICE SPACE Available Sub-Lease Ideal for Entertainment Industry Professional. Free underground pkng. Call 310/592-5415

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2 - PERSON

C l e a n i n g , l a u n d r y, RESIDENT cooking & answering MANAGEMENT phones. Live-in 4 days TEAM or live out position. Professional appearance. Local ref’s necessary. Small complex, 310/275-2488 B.H. & Westside Area Call Saturday and leave Management/ phone number. Interview Maintenance Sunday or Monday. Experience a Plus.

6210 WILSHIRE BL. RETAIL @ FAIRFAX AVE. FRONTAGE & MOVE-IN SPECIAL SMALL OFFICE OFFICES FOR LEASE

*** SUITES * ** NO NNN All Utilities Included. Must Lease Now!

************* 560sf - 850sf

************* Great location w/ views OPPORTUNITY! ————— and parking available $650 PER WEEK FGaREAT x Resume: * * * P R I M E * * * Call: 310/395-7272 4 Nights 5 Days 310/829-2630 BEVERLY HILLS Live-In Or Email: or email: 2,000 SQ, FT. Housekeeper

THEROBERTSCO @

Cooking, cleaning and must speak English with local references. Contact April at 310/713-3714 or 818/605-8838

THEROBERTSCO . COM

Great People Make GOOD COMPANY Our premiere private duty home care agency is currently seeking professional caregivers to assist our senior clients. CNA’s, CHHA's, MA's preferred.

98 BEAUTY SALON

RETAIL FRONTAGE ON WILSHIRE BLVD. CALL RAMIN AT 310/991-5147

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~ PRIME ~ Wilshire Bl @ Camden BEVERLY HILLS • Quiet, private, proTRIANGLE fessional environment

BUSY AND WELL ESTABLISHED SALON Apprx 250sf. Office • Conference Room IN BEVERLY HILLS Privileges Common reception HAS 3 STATIONS area, library & kitchen. • Possible Answering Services FOR RENT $1,500/Mo. Furnished 14ft x 13ft: 2 - HAIRSTYLIST • Available Now • $1,500/Mo. 1- MANICURIST 310/273-0136 Unfurnished 14 x 10ft: Great Location $1,350/Mo. Great Parking. 310/281-2667 One Month Call 310/246-1365

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BEVERLY HILLS 12-Unit Apt. Bldg. All 1 Bd’s. Updated w/

Great paying positions available throughout hrwd., granite, stainless Los Angeles, Hancock steel appl. $3,900,000 Park, Beverly Hills, *Commercial Land Bel Aire, Pacific Palisades and San For Sale in Sun Valley. Fernando Valley. 6,000sf. lot • $325,000

Please call (323) 932-8700

Call 310/237-2977 or 713/266-1444

Tamara Smart • Bkr. 818/343-5240

FREE RENT *** FOR LEASE ***

Newly Renovated

PRIME

*BEVERLY HILLS* BEVERLY H I L L S 489 S. Robertson Bl. OFFICE SPACE 500sf. - 1,000sf. Single Studio Offices. N e a r Wilshire on Unique space, all Santa Monica Blvd. amenities, skylights, Up to 3,800 high ceilings. Above standard improvements. Available immediately

BELOW MARKET RATE!

Building signage available

Call Ray:

Contact Kosha 310/691-5520

310/274-7988

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CONDOMINIUMS & TOWNHOMES

HOUSES FOR SALE

Century Towers OPEN SUNDAY • 2-4 2222 Ave. of Stars

2 Bdrm.+2 Bath 17th Flr. • $968,000 IM Pei Design. Views of Hillcrest Country Club, Rancho Park, Marina, Santa Monica Bay. Updated kitchen+baths granite ctrs+flrs., Berber carpet, crown mouldings, sub-zero, Miele w/d. 24-hr. doorman+security.

Chris Mentzell • Agt. 310/995-6407 Jim Lieberman • Agt. 310/918-3493 Rodeo Realty B.H.

KELEMEN REAL ESTATE (310) 966-0900 all listings are on centurycityliving.com

10790 WILSHIRE BL North Of Wilshire WILSHIRE CORRIDOR Charming 4+2 Home 2 BD + 2.5 BA + DEN Almost 2000 sq. ft. (Or can be 3rd bdrm) Full service building with on 7,500 sq. ft. lot. $1,949,000 180º views, approx 2,300 sq. ft. Great for Open Sunday 2-5pm entertaining. For more 113 N. Palm Drive info call Pari (Agent) Call 310/600-1314 at 310/273-8393

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BRENTWOOD ADJ. X-LARGE 2 BDRM CONDO FOR SALE C orner unit. Approx. 1757 sf with huge living & dining room, fireplace, wood/ laminate floors, laundry room inside unit. 1/2 Block So. Wilshire. *** $499,000 *** 1209 Amherst Ave. Call 310/498-1090

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This Weeks Listings CENTURY PARK EAST * * * * * * * * * PRESTIGIOUS * $449,000

2 Bedroom 2 Baths Light & Bright Corner 2 Large Balconies Wood Floors Quiet Location

$488,000 2 Bdrm Suites 2 Baths, Large Balcony, Quiet Location, Tree Top Views. Trustee Sale Needs Decorating

$750,000 2 Bdrms + Den+ 2 Baths Spa Tub, Granite Counters Stainless Steel Appliances Limestone Floors 270 Degree Unobstructed Views of LA & Beverly Hills.

$1,080,000

BEVERLY HILLS TRIANGLE International Upscale Shopping & Dining Destination! 3 Blks to Rodeo Drive 3 BEDROOM, 2 BATH

Remodeled Condo Price Reduced Seller says SELL $850,000 Maintenance $565 includes basic cable.

310/203-0422 GLORICE SOMEKH REALTY, INC.

Penthouse Lowest Priced High Rise Penthouse in West LA 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths Unobstructed 270 degree views. Sky Lounge with 2 Balconies, WalkIn Closet. Stone Island Kitchen Stainless Steel Appliances Priced at $1,000/sq. ft.

PARK PLACE PATIO CONDO

FAST TRUSTEE SALE $795,000 2 Bedroom, 2 Baths, Powder Room Rare Huge Private Patio, Large Rooms, Walk-In Closet, Eat-in Kitchen Quiet Inside Location Priced for Fast Sale

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

BEV. HILLS HOME

300 HOUSES FOR SALE

Farïba Ramin (Agt) Lic. #01329041

————— ** WESTWOOD ** REMODELED HOME Open Sunday • 2-5 2217 Greenfield Ave. 3 Bedroom + 2 Baths + Large Guesthouse and beautiful pool on 6,750 sf lot. $899,000 Call Nooshin (Agt) KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY

310/498-1090

407 GARAGE & STORAGE

SANTA MONICA 427 Montana Ave.

Storage Space Av a i l a b l e for Rent. Close to Beach . 310/393-3547

425 HOUSES FOR LEASE

217 S. RODEO DR Beverly Hills 90210

Beautiful 4Bd + 3Ba Approx. 3,000 sq.ft. Dining rm, living rm, Fireplace, a/c, new electric & plumbing. Bonus Guesthouse DRE# 00874746 $9,500/MO. Call 310/600-1648 ————— Call 323/658-5332 REO PROPERTY BEVERLY HILLS

232 S. DOHENY DR. IMMACULATE 3 BD. + DEN + 2 BA. Legally converted garage $1,199,000 Open Sunday • 2-5pm Ilene Kaplan (Agt)

• Bel Air Adj. • Mulholland+Beverly Glen 3 Bd.+31/2 Ba.+Pool 3783 Whitespeak Dr.

• Open House • Sat.+Sun. • 2-5pm Unobstructed view. view. Entertainer ’s dream. Value @ $1,999,000 • Paul Shipley • Agt: 310/383-1306

BEVERLY HILLS Newer 2-Story Home

4 Bd.+41/2 Ba.+Den +Family Rm+Maids Rm + Guesthouse

Master Bdrm. w/ walkin closet, sub-zero, marble counters, hrwd. Avail. in July • $7,200

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PRIME BEVERLY HILLS BEST HOUSE! BEST PRICE! GORGEOUS TWO STORY 4 BDRM + 4 BA

BEVERLY HILLS

WEST L. A.

• 3 Bdrm.+2 Bath • Large • 1 Bdrm. + 1 Bath • 3 Bdrm + 2 Bath • GORGEOUS UNITS • ******

Central air, large balcony, pool, elevator, on-site laundry, intercom entry. 320 N. La Peer Dr. CLOSE TO SHOPS & DINING

Washer & Dryer, Dishwasher, Stove, Refrigerator, Marble Fireplace, Balcony, 2 Gated Covered Parking. 310/612-4904 FARI

BRENTWOOD

BEVERLY HILLS

• 310/246-0290 •

BEVERLY HILLS

Grand Opening Soon Reser vations Now Being Taken Leasing Information: 310-888-8875

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Includes Large 519 S. Barrington Ave. 412 N. Oakhurst Dr. 2 Bdrm.+11/2 Bath Luxury 2 Bd.+2 Ba. Guesthouse with full Bath+kitchenette Private serene garden leads to very large guesthouse. Newly remodeled incld. new wiring & re-piping. New central air/heating. Beautiful crafted staircase, giant European chandeliers. Almost new house w/ old, charming, and traditional character. Bright and beautiful. Very large guesthouse, large living rm, fireplace, formal dining room, breakfast area, hardwood floors, lrg. 3 car garage + 5 additional parking spaces (8 total). Very large outdoor covered patio, fruit tree. Walking distance to shops, restaurants, Roxbury Park, and Century City. No pets. DRASTICALLY REDUCED TO $6,900 Sacrafice

Principals only • Available Now!

Call 310.382.2267 440

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APARTMENT FOR RENT

APARTMENT FOR RENT

BEVERLY HILLS ADJ 1126 S. CLARK DR. ************* 1 BEDROOM, 1 BATH BRIGHT UPPER UNIT with hardwood / tile flooring, central air & heat, new kitchen cabinet & granite counter. laundry facility, parking. Call 818/640-7363

WEST L.A.

Bright unit. ~ Newly Updated ~ Dishwasher, On-site w/ new hardwood floors, laundry, parking. paint, appliances, Close to washer/dryer. wet bar, Brentwood Village. central air, walk-in 310/472-8915 closet, 2-prkg. No pets.

————— Robert: 310/403-6812 W E S T W O O D ————— 1409 Midvale Ave. BEVERLY HILLS • • • • • 443 Oakhurst Dr. • 2 •B d•. + 2• B•a . • 2 B dS.r m .+ • • 1 Bd. + 1 Ba. • • 1 1/ 2 B a t h •• Single •• BRIGHT & SPACIOUS A/C, pool, intercom entry, laundry facility, elevator, parking. Close to U.C.L.A.

310/478-8616

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1769-1775 Sycamore Av.

• Bachelor • Single Controlled access, laundry facility. Utilities Included.

B EVERLY H ILLS L IVING . Balcony, dishwasher, elevator, intercom entry, on-site laundry, parking. Please Call:

310/435-3693

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323/851-3790 Lrg. fireplace, dish1433 Brockton Ave. Close to Everything. washer, intercom entry, Spacious elevator, prkg., pool. 1 Bd. + 1 Ba. ~ WESTWOOD ~ • Close to Beach • 2 Bd. + 2 Ba. 310/393-3547 Balcony, dishwasher, 10992 Ashton Ave. • • 1 Bd.+1 Ba. • • parking, •• • BEVERLY HILLS laundry facility. •• Single ••• • 3 Bdrm.+2 Bath • Please Call: Balcony, intercom • 2 Bdrm. + 2 Bath • 213/663-8513 entry, elevator, on• 1 Bdrm. + 1 Bath • sight laundry, prkg. • GORGEOUS UNITS • WEST L.A.

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Close to UCLA & Central air, large Westwood Village. balcony, pool, elevator, 310/479-8977 WESTWOOD 1 Bdrm. + 1 Bath on-site laundry, intercom entry. 1380 Midvale Ave. Bright & Spacious. Dishwasher, BRENTWOOD 320 N. La Peer Dr. 1 Bdrm.+1 Bath controlled access 11933 Darlington Ave. • 310/877-3025 • Pool, elevator, CLOSE TO SHOPS & DINING. controlled access, on- on-sight laundry, prkg. 2 B d r m . + 2 Bath 213/663-8513 sight laundry, parking. WESTWOOD Spacious, balcony, Close to U.C.L.A. 10905 Ohio Ave. BEVERLY HILLS dishwasher, refrigerator, 310/473-1509 • • • • • • on-sight laundry 218 S. Tower Dr. +2 Bath • ••2 Bdrm. and parking. • • 1 Bd.+1 Ba. • • • 1 Bdrm.+1 Bath • ~ WEST ~ 310/820-8584 • • Single • • LOS ANGELES Old World Charm! Bright, controlled access, Bright, intercom entry, 2 Bdrm. + 1 Bath fridge, stove, laundry fac. = BRENTWOOD = balcony, pool, elevator, laundry fac., prkg. * * * * * * Close to restaurants 417 S. Barrington Av. Balcony, fridge, Close To U.C.L.A. = = = = = = = & shopping. stove, controlled access, 310/477-6856 • 1 B d. + 1 B a. • 323/651-2598 on-site laundry, prkg. • 2 Bd.+1 Ba. • 1307 Barry Ave. Hardwood flrs., pool, • WESTWOOD • SANTA MONICA 310/473-1509 672 Kelton Ave. laundry facility, 2600 Virginia Ave. SMALL QUIET BLDG. X-St. Strathmore • S p a c i o u s • controlled access, prkg. • 1 Bdrm. +1 Bath • Close to • 3 Bdrm.+2 Bath • BRENTWOOD Patio, stove, dishwasher, Brentwood Village. Controlled access, 11640 Kiowa Ave. on-site laundry, parking. • 310/440-5051 • parking, laundry facility. Newly Updated Close to school, freeway VERY UNIQUE • MUST SEE Close to U.C.L.A. & transportation. 2 Bdrm. + 2 Bath 310/208-3085

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310/962-5733

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133

North Almont Towers W W W. A L M O N T T O W E R S . C O M

2 B EDROOM + 2 B ATH + D EN • 1 B EDROOM + 11/2 B ATH + D EN GOURMET GRANITE KITCHENS & BATHS, POOL, GYM, IN HOME LAUNDRY ROOMS

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Beverly Hills Adj. ~ WEST ~ Border of ~ Duplex ~ L OS A NGELES BEVERLY HILLS 12424 TeXaS Ave.

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Dishwasher, balcony, on-site laundry, covered prkg.

310/654-1507

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550 Veteran Ave.

= 2 Bdrm.+2 Bath = == Single ==

310/820-1810

SINGLE

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• 310/247-8689 •

WEST L.A.

1415 Brockton Ave. 2 B drm. + 2 B ath

N EWLY R EMODELED . Patio, stove, fridge, dishwasher, on-sight laundry, parking. C LOSE T O S HOPS & R ESTAURANTS . 213/663-8513

Jr. Executive 2 Bdrm.+2 Bath Spacious, balcony, a/c, fireplace, pool, controlled access, laundry fac., parking.

Close To U.C.L.A.

310/473-5061 ————— —————

CLOSE TO CEDARS-SINAI BRENTWOOD BEVERLY CENTER & 11730 Sunset Blvd. TRENDY ROBERTSON BL. Jr. Executive

+1 Bath ————— 1 Bdrm. Rooftop pool,

310/477-0072

310/393-3547

deck, gym, central air, elevator, intercom entry, on-sight laundry, parking. BRENTWOOD & U.C.L.A. CLOSE

~ 310/476-3824 ~

entry, elevator, on-site laundry, parking.

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Utilities Included.

1343 Carmelina Ave.

310/841-2367

WEST L.A.

1 Bdrm.+1 Bath

+2 Bath ————— 2 Bdrm. Bright, on-site

BRENTWOOD

11666 Goshen Ave. (•)(•)(•)(•)(•)

(•)(•)(•)(•)(•)

laundry, On-site parking. Close to transportation.

• 310/654-1507 •

LOW MOVE-IN!

“THE Central air/heat, 51 MISSION” fireplace, patio, GHOST WRITING • WESTWOOD • controlled access, pool, elevator, parking, L.A.’S FINEST, MOST LUXURIOUS APT. RENTAL laundry facility. 310/312-9871

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NORTH OF

6-Month Lease Avail.

+2 Ba.’s ————— •• 12 Bd.’s Bd. + 1 Ba.

LOS ANGELES ~ WEST L.A. ~ SANTA MONICA BURTON WAY

310/477-8171

213/706-6197

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• 1 Bd.+Den+11/4 Ba. • Single+Loft+11/2 Ba. • WESTWOOD • • S i n g l e s

10933 Rochester Ave.

Newly Remodeled 2 Bdrm.+1 Bath Formal dining, formal living, kitchen w/ breakfast rm., hrwd. flrs., ceiling fans, laundry rm., beautiful private backyard.

Controlled access, a/c, stove, elevator, laundry facility, parking.

Spacious, microwave, intercom entry, on-sight C U LV E R C I T Y laundry, on-sight parking. 3830 Vinton Ave. Very close to UCLA • • SINGLE • • & Westwood Village. Pool, sauna, fridge, 310/208-5166 dishwasher intercom

Balcony, dishwasher, 808 4th St. 1675 Colby Ave. 1628 Westgate Ave. 11305 Graham Pl. a/c, heated pool, 2 Bdrm.+2 Bath 2 Bdrm. + 2 Bath 1 Bdrm. + 1 Bath 1 Bdrm. + 1 Bath elevator controlled 1 Bd. + Den + 1 Ba. Spacious & Bright. B r i g h t & A i r y. Intercom entry, a/c, 1 Bdrm.+1 Bath access, on-site laundry, Dishwasher, A/C, balcony, Lrg. fireplace, dishparking. Close to Intercom entry, on-sight dishwasher, on-sight dishwasher, stove, laundry & parking. wet bar, intercom entry, washer, intercom entry, Brentwood Village, parking, on-sight elevator, prkg., pool. Shops & Restaurants. laundry facility. Close to School. on-sight laundry, prkg. • Close to Beach •

• 310/826-4889 •

321 S. Sherbourne Dr.

• 1 Bdrm.+1 Bath • • • Very Nice Unit.

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Condo Style Living In Beverly Hills

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Make yourself at home.

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1 Blk. East of Doheny Every Extra Luxury: custom cabinets, granite countertops, stone entry, Clean, bright, nice size pool, health club, spa.

1 BEDROOM

apartments. Swimming • Close to UCLA • pool, laundry facilty 1350 S. Midvale Ave. L.A., 90024 and gated garage. C o n t a c t M g r. : Call 310/276-9871 • 310/864-0319 •


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BEVERLY HILLS

BEVERLY HILLS BEVERLY HILLS Prime Beverly Hills WILSHIRE 206 S. Arnaz Dr. CORRIDOR 423 S. Rexford Dr NORTH OF WILSHIRE PRIME LOCATION 1 10530-10540 Wilshire Bl.

∞∞∞∞∞∞∞ ∞∞∞∞∞∞ ∞Luxury Living

∞ +1 Bath ∞ •∞ •∞ 1 Bdrm. with valet, lush garden surrounding pool, gym, elevator, etc. Call: 310/470-4474

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3 Bd.+2 Ba. Townhouse 2 BD + 2 BA. CONDO 1 Bd.+1 /2 Ba. Condo Din.+breakfast rms., hrwd. flrs., central air, patio, stove, fridge, washer/ dryer,2-prkg., ground flr. $3,400/Mo. • 2,100sf.

310/405-3001

1836 PARNELL AVE.

Updated kitchen with new appliances, washer/ dryer in unit, large balcony, lots of closet space and secured parking. $2,350/MO. Water incl. Call 310/994-4684

310/567-4449 ————— —————

laundry facility,

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310/203-0422 GLORICE SOMEKH REALTY, INC.

BEVERLY HILLS ADJ Fabulous Penthouse Over 2000 Sq. Ft.

310/569-4699

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BEVERLY HILLS ~ TRIANGLE ~ 226 N. Crescent Dr. BEVERLY HILLS ADJ

BEVERLY HILLS ~ CONDO ~

PENTHOUSE

1

3 Bd.+2 /2 Ba. • $4,900

1 BDRM - 1 BATH 2,500sf., no common SPECTACULAR VIEWS walls, hardwood flrs., Nr Doheny & Burton Way Viking appliances, hi-ceiling, lots of storage. Front Unit with Balcony

dining room, hardwood floors, full kitchen, appliances, bar, central air, garage. No pets. 1 Year Lease.

• 310/273-6124 •

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Loaded with Amenities Granite Kitchen Counter, Available July 01. Stainless Steel Appliances 310/722-7506 Washer & Dryer in Unit, Prime Beverly Hills Hardwood floors, central PENTHOUSE CONDO A/C, Jacuzzi tub, Gas fireplace, Vertical Blinds, 2 Bdrm.+2 Bath 24/7 Digital Surveillance Travertine flrs., marble Controlled Entrance, & granite countertops. Assigned parking. 12’ Fridge, washer/dryer, High ceiling. No Pets. dishwasher.

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

Secured bldg. No pets. $4,200/Month

Call for latest properties

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$2,600/MO. Call 310/550-5767 thevillasonthird.com

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NEW LISTINGS EVERYDAY

CENTURY PARK EAST

MARINA DEL REY Marina City Club 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath Condos 3BD + 2BA $2,150/month LUXURY CONDO BEVERLY HILLS ADJ $3,900 MO New Carpet Large Balcony, 9583 ALCOTT ST. Ocean, Marina View, 180º unobstructed City views * SPACIOUS *

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High Floor incl. 2 BEDROOM, 2 BATH Club Membership (gym, tennis,pools etc) Balcony, bar, fireplace, Marina City Realty New stove, central A/C 310/821-8980 laundry on each floor, elevator, 2-car parking. Great manager on-site *BEVERLY HILLS* Sorry No Pets. FRENCH CHATEAU $2,400 & Up 342 N. PALM DR. Call 310/278-6640

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(OAC) Large unit with wood floors, eclosed patio, dishwasher, No pets Call 310/278-8999

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BEVERLY HILLS ADJ ————— 1135 So. Oakhurst Dr.

*KELEMEN* REAL ESTATE (310) 966-0900

$2,300/month New Renovation, High Floor, Large Balcony, Granite Counter, Hardwood Floors, Stainless Steel Kitchen $2,400/month Newer Renovation, High Floor Large Balcony, Granite Counters Stainless Steel Kitchen

2 BEDROOM + DEN ————— + 2.5 BATHROOM BEVERLY HILLS 1 Bdrm +Den+2 Baths

(No Calls after 8 PM)

secured building. Call 310/772-0233

For Sale See our Ad Sec. 270

• Upper 1 Bdrm. • New paint+carpet, lots of closets, fridge, stove. $1,195 Inclds. Utilities Close to LACMA/ transport./restaurants

323/954-1318 NEAR WILSHIRE/FAIRFAX

WESTWOOD

Spacious 1 Bdrm.

BRENTWOOD ************ 1 BD + 1 BA LOWER $1,100/MO. Avail. June 1 ************

Call 310/826-8819

WEST L.A. *********** 1 BD + 1 BA $995 Upper Unit, Pool. Call 310/442-4644

$1,150/Month Newly painted. W/ deck, wall to wall carpet, walk-in closet, mini-blinds, stove, fridge, laundry fac., garage w/ storage cabinets. No pets. BEVERLY HILLS ADJ 1 BDRM + 1BATH Please Call: 310/451-2725 $950/MO. N EWLY U PDATED . New store, new fridge, HILLS adj. new drapes, hardwood Hardwood flrs., a/c, BEVERLY rd 3 & Doheny laundry, parking. floors, front lower unit. 1 Bedroom 2 Bd.+1 Ba. • $2,100 Carpets, mini-blinds, Pico / La Cienega. 310/247-8547 stove, refrigerator, 310/433-1949 private entrance, porch, By Appointment Call 310/470-3163 parking. No pets. BEVERLY HILLS $1,150/Month 1BD.+1BA UPPER BEVERLY HILLS 310/275-0467 Facing Courtyard, Lrg. BACHELOR Newly Redecorated. BEVERLY HILLS $795 PER MONTH No Pets • STUDIO •• • $1,400/MO. • • • • • • • • Includes full bathroom, 130 N. Hamilton Dr. Available Anytime. good closet space and Call 310/858-0979 Wood floors, fridge. No kitchen. Permit stove, refrigerator. prkg. Utilities Included. BEVERLY HILLS ADJ ALL UTILITIES INCLD. Call 323/951-0369 $1,095/Mo. 417 S. ARNAZ Or: 909/838-8208 310/924-7247 1 BDRM. + 1 BATH

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2 BDRM, 2 BATH bright lower unit newly remodeled with Hdwd floors, granite and tile available now. Quiet 7 unit bldg, just South of BH, parking and UNIT #201 • $1,395 *********** laundry on premises. 1 BDRM. + 1 BATH $1,675/MO. Call 323/304-6969 UNIT #203 • $1,295 Modern Unit, Clean quiet building. No Pets BEVERLY HILLS 3 Call 310/248-2441 4 1 BDRM. 1 / BATH $1,650/MO. ONE BLOCK TO With Central A/C, Oak Cabinets, 6 closets, BEVERLY HILLS 1115 GLENVILLE DR. dishwasher, M i c r o w a v e , G a t e d UPPER 1 BD. + 1 BA. Entry, Parking, Laundry $1,250/MO. Balcony and Elevator. New carpet, new paint 8747 Clifton Way newly upgraded. Ron:310/990-1730 OPEN HOUSE SAT. & SUN. • 12-4 Beverly Hills High Call 818/436-4330 1/2 Block 5 min to Century City BORDERLINE

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1 BDRM, 1 BATH electric, gas, water paid with parking. $1,550/MO.

BEVERLY HILLS

475 GARAGE & ESTATE SALE HILLS ESTATE SALE CHEVIOT MOVING SALE

Name brands, shoes, clothing, kids everything, furniture, electronics. Sun. 5/22 9am - 2pm

Sat. & Sun. • 9-4pm 3064 Motor Ave.

Furniture+outdoor, piano, electronics, paintings, antiques, kids clothes/ toys, kitchenware, 601 N. MAPLE DR. crystals, gym equipment B E V E R LY H I L L S +more. Cash Only

————— ————— WOODLAND HILLS H U G E E S TAT E S A L E 25 Year Collection Everything Must Go!

Paintings (lrg.+small), American & European rugs, antique furniture, bdrm. set, dining set, 2-sofa sets, glass, bronzes, designer clothing & much more.

************* 1BD + 1BA • $1,200 Beautiful lower unit Fri., Sat., Sun. • 10am-5pm contact Catherine New carpet, A/C, all 22220 Costanso St. aplliances, laundry rm 310/482-8699 Wo o d l a n d H i l l s , 9 1 3 6 4 ************* or Margaret Info: 202/368-3339 2BD + 1BA • $1,400 101 West, Exit Topanga South, 323/937-6468 ext 200 cross Ventura Bl., turn right on Costanso, Beautiful upper unit, last house on left hand side. separate dining room, hardwood floors, A/C, BEVERLY HILLS stove and dishwasher MULTIPLE CELEBRITY SPACIOUS ************* ESTATE SALE! Call 310/652-7829 Sat. & Sun. 05/21 & 05/22 • 10-4pm 1 BEDROOM or 310/266-5178 3205 Washington Bl., West L.A., 90291 Large balcony, walk-in

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$2,500/month Upper with balcony, 9520 W. Olympic Bl.. Unfurnished Corner, Large Balcony Granite kitchen, marble SPACIOUS & BRIGHT Double sized closet, Updated Appliances floors, jacuzzi tub with 2 BDRM. + 2 BA. Newer Carpet. Quiet Inside Location separate steam shower. OVER 2,000 SQ. FT. closet, new decor, pool, $2,400/MO. Deluxe Unit. CENTURY PARK EAST entry control, gated New countertops, new CENTURY TOWERS garage prkg. B.H. schools. $3,400/MO. appliances, new carpets, $1,550 + $950 Deposit PARK PLACE Avail. approx May 1st new central air/heat, Open Sat & Sun 1-4 CENTURY HILL (Minimum 2 year lease) enclosed balcony, and by appointment LE PARC By appointment only laundry room, parking CENTURY WOODS 221 S. DOHENY DR.

818/679-6747

MIRACLE MILE

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* * * * * * * * * * * * * 2 Bd.+2 Ba. • $2,200 2 BDRM, 2 BATH $1,695/MO. 8888 1Bd+Den+2Ba • $1,950 5 Patios with 1 large WEST THIRD ST. LOTS OF NATURAL LIGHT. 1/2 Month Free Rent

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LUXURY UNITS • SINGLES • 1 BEDROOMS • 2 BEDROOMS

Unit In a Luxury Shown by appointment Highrise Building. Alex 310/966-1014 All major appliances. central air, pool, spa, gym, parking, 24-hr. security. BEVERLY HILLS Near Westwood Village. 336 S. Rexford Dr. 310/470-1758 1 Bd.+1 Ba. • $1,400

3 BDRM, 3.5 BATH

entertainment patio at rear. Views. Must See! BEVERLY HILLS ADJ One of the Most $4,975/MO. Call Margaret at Presigious, Elegant, 310/775-5226 Beautiful Apt. Bldg.

BEVERLY HILLS & BRENTWOOD

BEVERLY HILLS ~ WESTWOOD ~ Hardwood flrs/Carpets Real Penthouse 10790 Wilshire Bl. 9160 BEVERLY BLVD. 1 Bd.+1 Ba. • $1,750 From $1,500-$2,200

2 Bdrms, 2.5 Baths • BRENTWOOD • $2,750/MO. 1 872 S. Westgate Ave. Five Year old building, high 2 Bdrm. + 1 / 2 Bath + Rooftop Patio * * * * *2*Bd. * +11/2 Ba. ceilings with crown molding, GREAT LIGHT & VIEWS! Appliances, carpet, Hardwood. floors, bamboo floors stainlesspatio, a/c, steel-appliances Washer & laundry facility, 2-prkg. dishwasher, parking, dryer, Marble bathrooms. $2,250/Mo. • No dogs 310/207-1965

950sf., granite kitch., tons of closets, bright, new paint+carpet, 2-sinks in Master. Classy bldg. QUIET TREE-LINED STREET. $2,150/Month

MAY 20, 2011 | Page 35

(south of Wilshire)

310/274-6931

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1/2 block west of Lincoln. Plenty of parking.

BEVERLY HILLS ADJ Several Top Estate Liquidators $1,200/MO. have joined forces to produce 2 BEDROOM, 1 BATH a Special Sale from several well known celebrity UPPER REAR UNIT. Newly Decorated with homes (Beverly Hills, Miami, Nantucket)! Fine Quality Antiques & Accessories stove, fridge, carpet. (English, French) & Custom Designed Near Pico/La Cienega Oversized Furniture & Accessories By Appointment Call (china, crystal, silver, pillows, rugs & more). 310/470-3163 Priced to Sell!!! Bring Cash.


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PAINTINGS FOR SALE

508 AUTOS WANTED

AIR & HEATING

ANTIQUES / AUCTION WANTED TO BUY

ART WORK ALL SIZES

WANTED

GAMA Central

HIGHEST CASH PRICES PAID

476

Modern, Abstract, Traditional Limited Edition+Others. 20-Framed/10-Unframed With Cerificates of Authenticity.

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ALSO FOR SALE, Ornate English Washstand. Inlaid. drawers, multi-colored marble top, 14-hand painted tiles. 48”Wx21”Dx48”H. English Washstand Ornate, light grey marble top, 36”Wx19”Dx48”H, 2-low shelves+1-cabinet, on small wheels. Both are Beautiful. + Lots of Artifacts Available Also. Call Harry:

323/935-5661

1953-1967 CORVETTE’S Running or Not. Private Party. Will Pay Cash!

Retail $3,700 Asking $1500 obo *********

Unique 4’ one-ofkind Coffee Table Retail $3,000 Asking $1,000 obo Call 310/926-6010

Prints & Originals.

•••••••••• Antiques - Old Coins - Tiffany Items Paintings - Objets d’Art - Estate Jewelry: Gold - Diamonds- Vintage Watches Lalique - Art Glass - Fine Porcelains: Meissen - Sevres -Marble Statues Bronze Sculptures - Clocks - Silver Furniture: French - English - American One Item or Entire - Estates Purchased For Cash. Prompt & Considerate Response to All Inquiries. House Calls O.K. ••••••••••

WANTED!!! ******* Mercedes Benz pre -1972

310/276-0188 818/888-9200

A LSO : Lichtenstein • Wyeth Haring • R. Crumb

Visit my website at beverlyhillsantiques.com

310/259-9188

we buy antiques! Highest prices paid, satisfaction Guaranteed!

Porsche pre-1970 Austin Healey pre-1967 Bentley pre-1965 Rolls Royce pre-1965

In Any Condition.

TOPDOLLARPAID! We Pick Up From Any U.S. Location.

GARAGE DOOR & GATES

* Please * * * *Call* * continental5000@gmail.com

12 PLACE SETTINGS

Paintings Arte Deco Art Nouveau Marble Statues Russian Items

Chinese Art Clocks Chandeliers Porcelain Dresden

Meissen KPM Royal Vienna Islamic Art Bronze

Sculpture Glass Tifanny Lalique Galle Daum

Lamoge France Marie Antionette by Raynaud

JEEP WRANGLER

TRADES & CONSIGNMENTS ACCEPTED TOO! WE CAN BUY ONE ITEM OR YOUR ENTIRE HEIRLOOM!

With gold trimmings,

1990-2000

Edan Sassoon

NEVER BEEN USED!

Private Party I am only looking for 1

Tel: 310.858.7666 • Cell: 310.770.6607 sassooninc@aol.com

vsopingul@yahoo.com

www.ArteAntiques.com

Retail $7,000 Asking $4,000 Call 323/782-1032

CABINETRY Kitchen & bath

MICHAEL NEWMAN

zyart@pacbell.net

310/486-9398

CHINA/ ANTIQUES

Lic.#445484

USED CARS WARHOL Buying Signed

Alex Manos: 478

"YOUR Comfort is our Reputation."

I BUY

310/413-1138

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Call 310/276-8111

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FURNITURE FOR SALE

Beautiful Mohagany Formal dining table with 6 chairs and 2 leaves. (Can seat 12)

• Home or Business • Same-Day Service • 100% Guaranteed

ANTIQUES

477

Custom Designer Sectional Sofa Retail $10,000 Asking $3,000 obo

Since 1979

Bob 818/267-9800

CALL ED

High-End Furniture For Sale • Like New *********

HEAT & AIR

ART SERVICES

WANTED

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BREAKING A 30-YEAR TRUST...FOR NOTHING Tuesday’s City Council meeting was a sobering and heartbreaking experience for those who have watched decades of Beverly Hills City Councils maintain the pledge, made 30 years ago, to devote a small percentage of the City’s hotel occupancy tax to promote Beverly Hills. Now, led by Vice Mayor Willie Brien and Mayor Barry Brucker, the City has invaded this small historical allocation fund for staff overhead, social programs, “hold backs” and who knows what else. They “held back” 15 percent of it last year, meaning budgeted funds were never used for marketing or promotion. That’s a waste of time and money. How much more could the City have generated if the council had actually used the money? Beverly Hills has a “golden triangle” whose main resident–golden goose Rodeo Drive–delivers to our City $10,000 a day in revenue. That’s $3.65 million a year. In return, the City Councils have always allocated back 1/7th of the city’s TOT tax for City marketing. The money comes from visitors, but fuels even more revenue.That tiny amount is used to fund the Conference & Visitors Bureau, helps sustain the Rodeo Drive Committee, gives seed money to a couple of local merchant groups, and pays for holiday decorations and a few other minor matters. “Minor” only in the sense of amount. The impact on City revenues is large. The impact on the morale of the business community is greater. Why trash our businesses? Brien insists he is “pro-business,” but now votes against business every chance he gets. City staff and City-sponsored events escape his scathing scrutiny, however. If it’s a Rec & Parks project, he votes “yes.” If it’s a Rodeo Drive event, he votes “no” claiming he “doesn’t know where the money is going.” Did the Rec & Parks event at Greystone make money? They don’t know. We’ve heard it lost $80,000. Does he know the cost of turning over Rodeo Drive itself to the Los Angeles Times for a vodka and beer party over Labor Day weekend? No. His staff has not even asked the question. He and the council now charge themselves $200,000 to “administer” the TOT allocations. Have they ever charged themselves to plan their own events? Of course not. But just let the representatives of the 85 merchants who drive our City’s revenues appear before the council to try to save the small stipend promised their organization and all of a sudden we have to have “metrics” that unassailably prove the net return to the City. Well, how about this: “You’ve set up and supported a volunteer organization comprised of the best and smartest and most capable private managers and given them back a few pennies of what they give you for really great events. Why don’t you trust their judgment to help our City as they help everyone?” That used to be the idea. Not any more.What we cannot understand is how Mayor Barry Brucker, who supported business in his first term as mayor, can go along with this. It’s wrong. Yet he and the council voted unanimously to strip nearly 25 percent of the City’s small marketing budget for “social programs” and staff overhead. The real problem has been and remains city staff and pension costs. Our so-called “deficit” is a direct result of the failure of past city councils to deal with exploding pension costs. Between those costs–that we are now paying in the millions and millions of dollars every year to CalPERS–and non-cash items such as depreciation, we have a “deficit.” We do not have a deficit or an inability to fund social programs because a tiny amount is allotted back to the business community to market and support our City’s income stream. There is a reason that no Beverly Hills City Council has ever invaded the small TOT marketing allocation to business regardless of financial circumstances. There is no reason today. If Vice Mayor Brien and Mayor Brucker are “pro-business” like they say, they need to vote that way not just talk that way.

Rabbi Jacob Pressman ACCENTUATE THE POSITIVE.... ELIMINATE THE NEGATIVE Don’t be hoodwinked! Don’t be brainwashed into believing that this old world is going to Hell in a basket. The news press, the television, radio, and electronic world of cybernetics, down to the cell phone in your hand are all trying to frighten you into believing that you are living in the worst of times where wars, revolutions, swindle in the boardroom and murder in the alleys are dooming us to live fearful and miserable lives. Let us assume that of the 7 billion people in the world there are 100 million villains. That would be a percentage of wickedness of .0007 and a population of good people 6 billion, 999 million strong. That is a heap of good people. That is a population among whom it is a privilege to live. They don’t make the headlines because goodness, decency, peace, fair skies and gorgeous sunsets are not news, so sometimes we get depressed thinking they don’t exist. Give it a thought: how many disasters have you experienced lately? When was the last time you

were beaten up by thugs?...fleeced by crooks?...suffered abuse from your neighbors? ...caught in a flood, a tornado, a wildfire, an earthquake? Now don’t get me wrong. I am no fool. I know what’s bad with the world. I read the papers and watch the television. But, my dear reader, sitting in a comfortable chair, in a lovely home, with your choice of sweet music in the background, you are one of the 6 billion, 999 million people in this world for whom it is the greatest of all privileges just to be alive and a member of Homo Sapiens. So do what you can to help others, and remedy the world’s ills. Just don’t forget to take time out from worrying about things, and find love and happiness and peace of mind. They are all there for you and for me just for the having. I find good advice in the lyrics of a popular song which went: “You gotta accentuate the positive; eliminate the negative; and don’t mess with Mister Inbetween.”

LETTERS With all due respect, George Steinberg somehow misinterpreted the cause and affect of “Basic Aid.” This is not something you apply for or demand but kicks in when a community has the means and financial stability independently through property taxes, to sustain it's schools. In short, we are on our own. The little bit we received in state funding for categorical programs has been cut because of California’s deficit. Like it or not, “Basic Aid” put an end to our district qualifying for the limited financial aid that had previously come along with each permit student. Does Mr. Steinberg realize the budget of BHUSD would have been severely compromised beyond repair with 500 permit students attending without financial aid? That without “Basic Aid,” we would have additional cuts in the millions? That's right, less money with many more students. It is this board while under “Basic Aid” that $1 million in accounting errors was discovered and, more importantly, disclosed. It is also this board that had the where-withall, to stop the financial drain of Adult Ed and food services.

Brian Goldberg has on endless occasions, tried to educate all the residents on what “Basic Aid” would mean to our community. This board does not need to swallow its pride, quite the contrary. It needs to keep us on a steady course and guided in the right direction. Red Richmond ****** I certainly agree with Herb Wallerstein that there is no reason to have our lives altered by a marathon. If people need to be in the spotlight, they can go to isolated places and contract T.V. stations to video them. This marathon in question is only a single event for now. However, if we allow, there will soon be marathons for every cause and for any reason. Whilst there is an insufficiency of funds for our schools, Julian Gold is now attempting to bring back the defunct Roxbury Park beautification plan without care from where the money will come nor where it would be most valuable to use it. But then, those who voted for the MDs knew this was coming......and the swing vote is not going to help the people of BH. It is time to put our resources to work. The police

must enforce that dogs are forbidden inside or outside of restaurants as stated by clear health law, and also enforce that dogs have leashes, this is a major safety concern especially to our children. We also need the police, of course, to patrol our streets for speeders, noise producers or other lawbreakers. One of the newest problems surfacing is the use of segways on our sidewalks. Like every motorized vehicle, segways should circulate on the streets not on the sidewalk. Pedestrians should not be forced to jump off the sidewalk to allow them to pass. It is time to have all bycicles in the commercial areas in the streets as well, they are forbidden on sidewalks. Also, please note, (Barry Brucker was present at the time), that the fire department has made it clear they do NOT have enough equipment in case of a disaster. This City needs to prioritize where the money is spent and on which issues to focus. Before this letter was written Jeff Kolin was asked to answer most of these same points. ”Surprise,” he never answered, despite having three “associates.” Pablo Nankin, MD

POLICE BLOTTER ROBBERY Occurred about 9 p.m. on 5/9 in 100 block of N. Almont Dr. Suspect #1: Male Hispanic, 20, 6'00'', 200. Suspect #2: Male Hispanic, 20, 5'07'', 170–stole victim’s property at gunpoint. Loss $145 GRAND THEFT Occurred between 6 p.m. on 5/9 and 5 p.m. on 5/10 in 100 block of S. Palm Dr. Suspect: Female White, 57, 5'06'', 190, blonde/strawberry hair and brown eyes–borrowed jewelry, then returned diamond ring with a fake/swapped center stone. Occurred around 2:10 p.m. on 5/11 in 200 block of N. Rodeo Dr. Unknown suspect entered store, took clothing from floor, tried it on and exited store. Loss $4,105

Occurred between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. on 5/12 in 9600 block of Brighton Way. Unknown suspect entered store and stole property. Occurred between noon on 4/16 and 8 p.m. on 5/11 in 1000 block of Loma Vista Dr. Suspect #1: Male White, 17, 5'08'', 180, blue hair and eyes. Suspect #2: Male White, 17, 5'11'', 150, brown hair and blue eyes. Suspect #3: Female White, 5'05'', 150, brown hair and eyes–obtained victim’s silverware, took items to pawnshop and sold them. Loss $10,000 Occurred between 1:30 and 1:50 p.m. on 5/14 in 9600 block of Brighton Way. Unknown suspect entered location, stole jewelry while victim assisted another customer. Loss $16,351

Occurred about 6:35 p.m. on 5/14 in 300 block of N. Canon Dr. Suspect: Male White, 20, 6'00'', 160, black hair, brown eyes–entered store, selected item from shelf, opened package and returned item, then used store credit to purchase another item. Loss $26 Occurred at 12:30 p.m. on 5/11 in 400 block of N. Bedford Dr. Unknown suspect entered store and stole property. Loss $2 IDENTITY THEFT Occurred between 1/1 and 3/16 in 300 block of S. La Cienega Blvd. Suspect: Male White, 22, 5'09'', 230, brown hair and eyes–completed fictitious return transactions and refunded cash to himself. Loss $11,916


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