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By Victoria Talbot & Matt Lopez The City Council majority happily rolled over on proposed Memorandums of Un-
AWARD WINNERS–The 40th Annual artSHOW celebrated their “ruby” anniversary with ruby-themed art Saturday and Sunday. First place winners & mayor’s purchase award recipient posed with Mayor Lili Bosse in front of the Lily Pond. Top row (from left): Nobe Babayan, Taman Vanscoy, Daniel Freund, Anita Bell, Paul Farmer, and Evan Chambers; Second row (from left): Lika Brutyan, Robin Raznick, Stephen Rowe, Bosse, Rene Porter, and Elaine Hyde.
Zero Tolerance Stance Taken After Loma Vista Accidents By Victoria Talbot The Beverly Hills City Council held a special Traffic and Safety session Tuesday prior to the City Council study session to address issues concerning the second fatal crash to take the life of an LAPD officer on Loma Vista Drive in
Trousdale. Three heavy truck accidents have occurred this year on the same stretch of the 900 block of Loma Vista. One included a cement mixer that struck five parked cars and severely injured the (see ‘LOMA VISTA,’ page 30)
derstanding (MOUs) that would grant City staff a 10-percent pay increase for fiscal year 2014-15 if approved. (see ‘PAY INCREASE,’ page 30)
GARDEN PARTY— (From left): Robinson Gardens tour chair Adrienne Horwitch, floral designer Brad Austin, Beth Dewoody and Grand Marshall Hutton Wilkinson repose at the annual garden affair. See page 4 for the full story.
Funding Approved For CVB, Rodeo Drive Committee By Victoria Talbot The Beverly Hills City Council unanimously approved funding for the Conference and Visitors Bureau (CVB) in the amount of $5.167 mil-
lion for fiscal year 2014-15, representing an 11 percent increase from the FY 2013-14 budget. The increase will primarily (see ‘CVB FUNDING,’ page 30)
Part II Of The Courier’s Election Editorial Board Interviews McDonnell, Tanaka, Hellmold Among L.A. Sheriff Candidates
33RD DISTRICT CONGRESS— Another round of candidates for the 33rd District Congressional Race visited The Courier this week to discuss their political platforms with The Courier’s editorial board. Pictured clockwise, from left: Matt Miller, David Kanuth and Marianne Williamson with Courier publisher Marcia Wilson Hobbs.
Matt Miller, Marianne Williamson, David Kanuth Talk Congress Race By Matt Lopez Three more candidates for the 33rd District Congressional Race visited The Courier last week to meet with The Courier’s Editorial Board consisting of Courier Publisher Marcia Wilson Hobbs, former Publisher Clif Smith, Senior Editor John L. Seitz, International Digital Editor Laura Coleman and Staff Writer Matt Lopez. Matt Miller brings a wide array of experience to the table, both as host of KCRW radio’s political show Left, Right & Center, as well
as with his time served as Senior Advisor in the White House Office of Management and Budget under President Bill Clinton. Miller says he wants to get a handle on rising healthcare costs that are “getting out of control... we pay twice per person as every other advanced nation on earth.” Miller also said another major issue that he hopes to tackle is education. He wants to “elevate the teaching profession. I want to (see ‘CONGRESS,’ page 30)
By Matt Lopez The race to become the next L.A. Sheriff is heating up and three of the leading candidates visited Beverly Hills last week to meet with The Courier’s Editorial Board consisting of Publisher Marcia Wilson Hobbs, former Publisher Clif Smith, Senior Editor John L. Seitz, International Digital Editor Laura Coleman and Staff Writer Matt Lopez. Long Beach Police Chief Jim McDonnell says he brings an “outsiders” perspective to the Sheriff’s Department that is sorely needed. Before joining Long Beach in 2010, McDonnell worked for the LAPD since 1981. He served on the Citizens' Commission on Jail Vio-
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Beverly Hills City Employees To Get Big Pay Increase
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Mayor Lili Bosse named last Friday Franny Rennie Day. 4
lence and says he is running because he saw a need for change in the Sheriff’s department after hearing about the “repeated stories of brutality, favoritism and pay to play within the department.” McDonnell called for an end to the 6-to-7 years that new deputies must spend in the jail system before being put on patrol. On his position as an “outsider” to the department, McDonnell said, “When an organization is troubled, a fortune 500 company for example, they don’t reach out to someone from within. They go to another organization and find someone who has been (see ‘SHERIFF,’ page 30)
RAPTUROUS —L.A. Times’ music critic Mark Swed praises L.A. Opera’s produciton of A Street-car Named Desire with its fluid orchestral score by Andre Previn conducted by Evan Rogister. Renee Fleming stars as Blanche DuBois and Ryan McKinny is Stanley Kowalski. This Saturday is the final performance at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. For more photos, see George Christy’s column on page 6.
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Beverly Hills Mayor Lili Bosse Takes Travel Mission to China By Victoria Talbot Mayor Lili Bosse is headed to China with Beverly Hills Conference & Visitors Bureau CEO Julie Wagner for the California Mayors’ Delegation trip and the first China sales Mission for Beverly Hills. The trip takes place May
Virginia Robinson Gardens in Beverly Hills Boasts Garden Party Of The Year the foliage, flowers, water features and art in sublime hues, to the artistically decorated interior of the historic Beverly Hills estate, guests were afforded an opportunity to simply pause and enjoy life. Throughout the day-long journey of visiting a classic Hollywood garden or a garden decorated with art, guests were able to repose at Robinson Gardens over cocktails and a delicious luncheon. The tennis court was the home of a popup boutique offering a plethora of garden-themed attire.
Beverly Hills High Celebrates Student Athletes
Julia Klein (co-chair), Kerstin Royce and Tim Lindsay (superintendent)
Beverly Hills PTA Celebrates Parent Leaders, ‘Franny Rennie Day’ By Laura Coleman In a touching ceremony Friday morning, Beverly Hills Unified installed the 2014 PTA Council, PTSA and PTA Officers. In addition, Mayor Lili Bosse declared the day: “Franny Rennie Day” in honor of the outgoing Beverly Hills High PTSA president who has worked tirelessly on behalf of the district since her first son began classes. “Your impact has been everywhere,” newly installed PTA Council President Cindy Dubin commended Rennie when presenting her the Golden Oak Award. “Franny, you are one part human and one part divine.” The PTA’s are integral to BHUSD fundraising efforts.
(see ‘BOSSE’ page 7)
GOOD LUCK CHUCK–Charlie is a sweet-natured, 3-year old, 45 pound Boxer/Shar-Pei mix that was found roaming a state park, where he was likely abandoned. Scared of people at first, he came around quickly with the help of his foster family and now loves toys, other dogs, walks and riding in the car. Those interested in adopting Charlie may call Shelter Hope at 805379-3538 or contact Kira Lorsch at 4Dogs@RHLGroup.com.
YOUTH ART CONTEST WINNERS HONORED BY CITY COUNCIL–The Beverly Hills City Council acknowledged the winners of the Centennial Youth Art Contest Tuesday. They are Macelyn Morris, Ariela Rugendorf, Noah Kaiserman, Stephanie Ortiz, Vice Mayor Julian Gold, Jennifer Zhang, Councilmember Nancy Krasne, Paxton Clark, Barret Epstein, Mayor Lili Bosse, Councilmember Willie Brien, Sian Rhie, Vivien Lee, Liza Freiberg, David Isaacman, Councilmember John Mirisch.
By Laura Coleman This year’s epic 26th annual Virginia Robinson Gardens tour, themed “Pathways to Paradise,” offered some 850 garden enthusiasts the chance to visit five local private gardens in what is arguably the garden party of the year. “It really was one of the best Robinson Gardens we’ve ever had,” said Friends of Robinson Gardens President Kerstin Royce. From the perfect spring weather that graced all venues, where sunshine illuminated
25 to June 3 with stops in Beijing, Wuham – Hongan, and Guangzhou – Jieyang. During the mission Mayor Bosse and the CVB’s Wagner will meet Chinese government officials and business leaders in those cities to promote trade and
By Laura Coleman On Tuesday, families, students and sports educators gathered to celebrate the success of Beverly Hills High student athletes during an awards ceremony held in the auditorium. Many of the students honored had spent the past four years devoting much of their
time to athletics in addition to academics. “Unless you’ve done it, you really don’t understand what it means to be a student a t h l e t e ,” B H H S P r i n c i p a l Carter Paysinger said. This year’s 2014 Senior Hall of Fame inductees (see ‘BHHS ATHLETES’ page 11)
EL RODEO AWARD–El Rodeo Interim Principal Kevin Painter (left) with Phillip Babcock (right), who received the National Yearbook Program of Excellence Award from Jostens. Of the 13,000 schools around the world eligible to earn this award, only 26 are in California.
Mariel Hemingway To Speak At Hammer Museum Celebrates 5th Annual K.A.M.P. NAMI Gala At SLS Hotel By Laura Coleman The Hammer Museum raised $200,000 at last weekend’s celebration for its fifth annual Kids’ Art Museum Project (K.A.M.P.) during a fun-filled day. Over 1,000 people joined together to support the museum’s free public youth program where they were treated to (see ‘HAMMER’ page 11)
Franny, Evan and Steve Renny
CELEBRITIES FOR ART–Celebrity guests Jessica Alba, Conan O’Brien, Armie Hammer, Molly Sims, Glen Davis, and Jeanne Tripplehorn led Story Time and read from their favorite children’s books in the Museum’s galleries. Pictured (from left): Will Ferrell, David Morehouse and Conan O’Brien.
Horace Mann 8th Grader Rachel Lee Wins First Amendment Political Cartoon By Laura Coleman Expressing her “freedom of expression” earned Horace Mann 8th grade student Rachel Lee first place this week in a statewide political cartoon contest for her depiction of the 1st Amendment. “Her exceptional cartoon is just another example of how stu-
dents can demonstrate their knowledge, in this case, of the First Amendment, through so many different learning styles,” said Lee’s U.S. history teacher David Foldvary. The contest was sponsored by the Constitutional Rights Foundation, the Judicial Council of CA, and the State PTA.
By Victoria Talbot The National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI)– Westside L.A, is celebrating their First Annual Gala Wednesday, May 28 at the SLS Hotel. NAMI will honor Mariel Hemingway, Dr. Marvin J. Southard and Daved C. Wright for their (see ‘HEMINGWAY’ page 7)
Beverly Hills High Swimmer Amy Okada Wins Awards By Laura Coleman Beverly Hills High School Sophmore Amy Okada has a lot to celebrate this month. In addition to being named the high school winner of the Beverly Hills Centennial stamp design contest for her rendition of the iconic Beverly Hills fountain, the student athlete just nabbed two first place wins at the CIF Championships. Amy Okada
(see ‘SWIMMER’ page 11)
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>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> HONORED–From left, Sen. John McCain, Hassan Ali bin Ali, Rabbi David Baron, and Rep. Joe Kennedy at the celebration of Jewish American Heritage Month at the Capitol. The annual event highlighted the work of five individuals, including The Temple of the Arts’ Baron, recognized as an innovator in promoting religion through the arts. GETTING OVER THE HUMP–The Beverly Hills AYSO Boys Under 14 Extra team had a strong showing two weeks ago at the Camarillo 20th Anniversary Strawberry Cup. The B14 Extra team won in a very emotional match of Kicks from the Marks. This was the second consecutive championship appearance for the team and their very first championship win. The champion teams' names will be engraved on the Strawberry Cup. Pictured: Front kneeling (from left): Yoel Cohavy, Bryan Bekhrad, Ferdinand Adell, Brenden Gleeson and Isaac Kahtan; Middle row (from left): Finn Sklarew, Quin DeMers, Leonardo Sterza, Kent Lieberman, Alex Rosen, Joshua Berman, Matthew Phelps and Roy Lieberman; Backrow (from left): Coach Balthasar Adell, Valentino Sterza and Coach Harlan Gleeson. CELEBRATING EDUCATION AND GIVING–Some 500 guests joined together last Sunday at The Beverly Hilton, raising $640,000 on behalf of the Magbit Foundation, which helps students pursue their education. Rabbi David Wolpe of Sinai Temple received Magbit’s prestigious Humanitarian of the Year Award and former Beverly Hills Mayor Jimmy Delshad served as gala chair. Pictured (from left): Rabbi David Wolpe, Benjamin Nazarian, Magbit's President Dr. Behrooz Broukhim and Chairman Shaw Shahery, and Jimmy Delshad; Magbit's Founder Parviz Nazarian is seated. Photo by Orly Halevy
SLAM DUNK BLESSING–NBA star Kevin Durant (second from left) of the NBA’s Oklahoma City Thunder received a “triple rabbi blessing” at the Jewish Education Movement Community Center in Beverly Hills, where the team trained last week, just hours before he led his team to victory over the Los Angeles Clippers. He is pictured with JEM founder Rabbi Hertzel Illulian, Rabbi Yossi and Rabbi Benjamin Illulian from the JEM Center and Kosher 90210.
Metro Gets Funding To Take Purple Line To La Cienega By Laura Coleman The Beverly Hills Metro station at La Cienega and Wilshire grew one step closer to reality following this week’s announcement by U.S Transportation Secretary Anthony
Foxx of $2.1 billion in federal grant and loan agreements to help build the 3.9-mile Westside Purple Line Extension from downtown Los Angeles to the City of Beverly Hills. (see ‘METRO’ page 11)
Anti-Defamation League Honors Roma Downey, Mark Burnett By John L. Seitz The Anti-Defamation League honored actress/producer Roma Downey and husband, producer Mark Burnett, at the ADL Entertainment Industry Dinner in The Beverly Hilton, which raised more than $1 million. The ADL Entertainment DANCING– Hawthorne students took a gold medal in the Dancing Classrooms, Los Angeles, semi-final competition and will advance to the finals competition next week at the Roybal Education Center downtown. Pic- Industry Award is given to inditured (from left): Nahal Sarafian, Noah Niksefat, Brigette Meshkani, Andrew Kim, Taylor Samidi, Joshua Nay- viduals based on leadership and extraordinary innovation davood, Maya Mejia, Michael Newman, Noura Enaya, Justin Heravi, Rachel Kim, and Max Izumi. in the global entertainment
industry. Among those in attendance: Della Reese, Franklin Lett, Sebastian Knapp, Ali Landry, Kellan Lutz, Jeff Probst, Lisa Ann Russell, Alison Sweeney, Hans Zimmer, MGM’s Gary Barber, Lionsgate’s Jon Feltheimer, Fox’s Jim Gianopulos, Dreamworks’ Jeffrey Katzenberg, and Avi Lerner of Nu Image/Millennium Films. Visit: adl.org/la.adl.org.
Attorney/Community Leader Ben Newman Dies At Age 93 By John L. Seitz Bernard “Ben” Newman, a resident of Beverly Hills since 1962 who practiced law here beginning in the early 1950s until four years ago, died May 3, one day after celebrating his 93rd birthday. The active community leader
was a founding member of the Beverly Hills Education Foundation and The Maple Counseling Center. He also served as president of his B’nai B’rith lodge and on the national board of the in the AntiDefamation League. The Brooklyn-native served (see ‘NEWMAN’ page 11)
Bernard “Ben” Newman
WHAT A DIFFERENCE A BATH MAKES–The Pet Care Foundation, a.k.a. Pets 90210, Grooming Van is opening the eyes of adopters to see the beauty inside of shelter dogs. They are funding a grooming van that travels to each of the six shelters on a weekly cycle to groom an average of five dogs a day at each shelter. Each one of the groomed dogs have been adopted within one week of grooming. Pictured left is a “before and after” of Yoyo at the East Valley Shelter.
AFTER SCHOOL BALLROOM DANCING–Fifth-grade students from Beverly Vista School learned new steps in their after school ballroom dancing class, including the merengue, fox trot, tango, swing, salsa, and cha cha. Shown are Chloe Shamsean, Isaacc Margolis, Reina Paysinger, Jennifer Ortiz, Gabriel Green, Amanda Chong and Dorsa Samouha. BEATLES CONTRACT–Beverly Hills pawnbroker Yossi Dina, star of ReelZ Channel’s Beverly Hills Pawn, has just acquired a rare Beatles’ contract signed by all members of the “Fab 4” and the group’s manager Brian Epstein in the 1960s. It can be seen at The Dina Collection, 249 S. Beverly Dr. Photo by Vince Bucci
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Seth MacFarlane directed, wrote, produced and stars in the film
Robin Thicke and Lana Del Rey, who flew to Italy to perform at the wedding of Kanye West and Kim Kardashian.
May, generosity knows no bounds with the glamorous party-goers during the annual AmfAR’s Cinema Against AIDS galas at the Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc during the Cannes International Film Festival. This year, the acclaimed British artist Damien Hirst created a mammoth gilded skeleton encased in a gold tank filled with formaldehyde that will be auctioned off for millions. Like his art or not, Damien's considered a Big Kahuna in the contemporary art world.
Auction items from past
years: a hug and a kiss from George Clooney, plus a dream trip into space accompanied by Leonardo DiCaprio.
haron Stone oversees every gala with her showmanship auctioneering. Joining her at this year’s blockbuster blacktie event were Jessica Chastain, Berenice Bejo, Heidi Klum, Karlie Kloss, Adrian Brody, Harvey Weinstein, Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, the former First Lady of France now the ambassador for the Roman jeweler Bulgari. Performing were Page 6 | May 23, 2014
red-themed fashion show was anticipated as the highlight (red being the color symbol for the fight against AIDS). Participants included the ateliers of Alexander McQueen, Christian Dior, Chanel, Giorgio Armani, Fendi, Gucci, Marc Jacobs, Lanvin, Prada, Marchesa, Tom Ford, Versace, Burberry, Givenchy, Kenneth Cole, Calvin Klein. Roberto Cavalli.
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Molly Sims with husband Scott Stuber
Dorothy met the Brit scenesters.
n the hot-to-trot crowd: Bradley Cooper, Amy Adams, Shiva Rose, Matthew Modine, Pierce Brosnan, Jeremy Irons, Idris Elba, Amanda Harlech, Nicky Haslam, Jemima Khan, Gillian Anderson, Gravity’s Alfonso Cuaron with Sheherazade Goldsmith, Joe Wright, Julian Schnabel, Steve Coogan, Richard E. Grant, Nigella Lawson, Russian model Olga Kurylenko.
haron Stone reminds that the breakthrough for the drug, nevirapine, that stops mother-to-child HIV transmission through birth control, came about from the research tradition in its 15th monies provided by amfAR year, Charles’ evening precedsince 1985. ed the BAFTA awards weekend, hosted in honor of his late estival party hosts friend Sir James Goldsmith, the through the decades ranged renowned financier and politifrom Harvey Weinstein to cian. Sir James wed three media baron Charles Finch, times, amid clandestine assigson of the Oscar-winning Peter nations, and it was he who Finch (Network). Charles is the reflected, “When a man marman to know in Cannes, ries his mistress, he creates a London, New York, or wherev- vacancy.” er he lands with his big heart and, as British Harper’s Bazaar n London, meanwhile, reports, “his gift for bringing Ralph Lauren presented a people together.” multi-million dollar donation to the Royal Marsden Hospital, ot long ago, Charles the biggest and most compretook over London’s venerable hensive cancer center in Annabel’s club in Berkeley Europe. Scheduled to open in Square on the night of a full 2015, the Ralph Lauren Center moon, with Chanel co-hosting. for Breast Cancer research is Mariachis played, margaritas not far from two of the designflowed, and girl of the year er’s stores in Chelsea. This Lupita Nyong’O and mom research will help identify
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molecular differences between tumors, the hope being to develop treatments that will eliminate unnecessary toxic medications.
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r i n c e William hosted a dinner for Ralph Lauren at Windsor Castle. Attending were Ricky, David, Dylan and Andrew Lauren, with the Prince a ck n ow l e d g i n g Lauren for “setting a bench mark” for cancer research. Among the 150 dining on salmon with vegetables and steak were Cate Blanchett, Kate Moss, Emma Watson, Benedict Cumberbatch.
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Charlize Theron and Sean Penn arriving during the A Million Ways To Die In The West world premiere at the Regency Village Theatre in Westwood
a t e Middleton, the beloved Duchess of Cambridge, remained at home minding her future heir to the British throne Baby George.
“Playmate Of The Year” Kennedy Summers during Playboy's 2014 Playmate Of The Year Announcement and Reception at The Playboy Mansion
BOSSE HEADS TO CHINA (Continued from page 4)
tourism with the City of Beverly Hills. Following the Mayors Mission, Bosse and Wagner will join with Peninsula Beverly Hillsâ€™ Managing Director Offer Nissenbaum for the first-ever Beverly Hills China sales mis-
HEMINGWAY TO SPEAK AT NAMI GALA (Continued from page 4)
contributions to removing the stigma for those whose lives are touched by mental illness. Mariel Hemingway, granddaughter of Ernest Hemingway,
May 23, 2014 | Page 7 sion. All members of the B.H. delegation will meet up in Shanghai June 1 and attend a Beverly Hills media salon at the Shanghai Peninsula and trade reception gala dinner. A media reception will host a panel with Bosse, Wagner and Nissenbaum for 30 top Chinese journalists June 3 at the Peninsula Shanghai. is a best-selling author and acclaimed subject of the film Running From Crazy, an Oprah documentary of her own family history of mental illness. She will discuss the impact seven suicides have had on her and her family, including her grandfather.
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T H E FA S H I O N O F B E V E R LY H I L L S JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL–Pictured (from left): Vikki Dougan, Carl Reiner, Karen Sharpe Kramer and Hilary Helstein attend the opening night gala of the 9th annual LA Jewish Film Festival at the newly named Steve Tisch Cinema Center in the Saban Theater in Beverly Hills. The evening honored Carl Reiner and was moderated by Phil Rosenthal, creator of Everybody Loves Raymond. In addition, there were memorial tributes for Sid Caesar and casting director, Marvin Paige. Photo by Amy Graves/WireImage
Takano Salon, For Men And Women, Opens In Beverly Hills By Laura Coleman From the moment you enter Takano Beverly Hills, 9008 Wilshire Blvd., you know you’re in for a treat. Curious to try the mani-pedi special (which is fantastic), The Courier visited the 900-square-foot location, which is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. from Tuesday to Saturday. In addition to women’s hair services, Takano offers ladies a variety of mani/pedis with Bio Sculpture Gel and even a special Mother-to-bePedicure. Services stress health and hygiene, and guests are offered a pot of tea, in addition to freshly baked cookies. “My shop is all about my clients, what they want,” ex-
July and Koji Takano
plained Judy Takano, who opened the salon together with her husband to offer customers what she termed “a healthy philosophy.” Men too can indulge in an array of services in the “Man Cave” which offers everything from shaves to hair cuts to eyebrow shaping and nail care. For more information visit: www.takanobeverlyhills.com.
BEVERLY HILLS RETAIL–Hundreds came out to celebrate the opening of Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams flagship store at 242 N. Beverly Dr. this month.The designers, celebrating the company's 25th anniversary this year, were on hand to fete the 12,000-square-foot flagship, while guests enjoyed music by Mexico City DJs Tom + Collins and food by Food Ink including caviar bars, champagne infusions and a molecular cocktail bar. The evening benefitted Project Angel Food and raised funds for the organization through the sale of raffle tickets and a silent auction. Pictured (from left): Mitchell Gold, Tim Gold, Johnny Chaillot and Greg Louganis. EBELL LUNCHEON–Three-time Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker Mark Jonathan Harris was the featured guest speaker at a recent luncheon at The Ebell. Harris, an award-winning children’s novelist, and a distinguished professor in the School of Cinematic Arts at USC, spoke on making films about the Holocaust. Pictured (from left): Jane Gilman, Mark Jonathan Harris, Janna Bodek Harris and Laura Foti Cohen.
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ARTS & E N T E RTA I N M E N T Donation In Memory of Henri Lazarof Allows AYS To Name Music Director Chair The American Youth Symphony (AYS) has received a major gift in memory of composer Henri Lazarof. The donation—the largest contribution in
the organization’s 50-year history—will name the “Henri Lazarof Music Director Chair of the American Youth Symphony” for the next 10 years.
Current Music Director Alexander Treger, AYS veteran of 17 years and retired LA Phil concertmaster, will now assume the “Music Director, Henri Lazarof Chair.” This leadership gift kicks off the 50th anniversary season for AYS, set to launch next year. AYS patrons and audiences will be hearing an orchestral work by Lazarof each season through 2023-24. Lazarof published 126 compositions including seven symphonies, three concertos for orchestra, three violin concertos, three cello concertos, two flute concertos, a viola concerto, a piano concerto and 11 string quartets. In 1991, Lazarof was nominated for two Grammys: “Best Contemporary Composition” and “Best Classical
Performance for Instrumental Soloists(s) with Orchestra.” Lazarof died in December 2013 at 81. Led by Treger, the AYS trains
competitively selected musicians ages 15-27. AYS Fellows receive a full scholarship, perform at Royce Hall and work alongside such guest artists as Daníel Bjarnason, Anna Clyne, Sarah Chang, Johannes Moser, John Williams, David Newman, Alan Silvestri, Charles Fox and Lera Auerbach. Their training includes a wide repertoire and varied styles of music, from classical masterworks to world premieres and film scores. AYS performs 5-7 free concerts each season. “Mr. Lazarof was a longstanding advocate of the exceptional training and performances of AYS,” said Kevin Dretzka, AYS board chair. “Henri Lazarof’s artistic legacy is the perfect complement to the innovative spirit of the American Youth Symphony.”
UCLA’s Longevity Center’s Icon Awards Set For June 5 The UCLA Longevity Center, a nonprofit dedicated to enhancing and extending prod u c t i v e , healthy lives through research and education, will Eva Marie honor UCLA Saint Chancellor Emeritus/Prof. Albert Carnesale and his wife Robin Carnesale; songwriter Randy Newman; Lockton Insurance Brokers President/CEO Timothy J. Noonan; and film star Eva Marie Saint at its 2014 ICON Awards gala, June 5, at the Montage Beverly Hills.
Comedian Paul Reiser will emcee with jazz guitarist Kenny Burrell to entertain at the event co-chaired by Dr. Randy Newman Louise Horvitz and Patricia Dunn Grey. “The awards were created to recognize individuals who have become legends in their fields and serve as role models for healthy and active living,” said Gary Small, MD, director of UCLA Longevity Center, and renowned memory and Alzheimer’s disease expert.
Founded in 1991 as the UCLA Center on Aging, the UCLA Longevity Center (www.longevity.ucla.edu), now an essential component of the Jane and Terry Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior. Individual tickets are $400. For more information, call 323904-4400 or email rebecca@ grantevents.com. Past ICON Award recipients include: Sidney Poitier, Jane Fonda, Larry King, Carl Reiner, Alan and Marilyn Bergman, Jane and Terry Semel, Col. Buzz Aldrin, John Wooden, Nanette Fabray, Art Linkletter, Gail and Gerald Oppenheimer, Connie Stevens, Tony Martin and Cyd Charisse and George C. Page.
Mizell Senior Center Celebrates ‘Stars Among Us’ There has been an abundance of stars in the Desert recently … both celestial and terrestrial. The appropriately-named gala featuring roller-skating car hops darting around the interior of one of the pristine hangers of the Palm Springs Air Museum last month, put the spotlight on the Mizell Senior Center as it rolled back decades of time to
Frances Allen’s Desert Roundup present its 9th annual fundraising gala entitled “Stars Among Us,” an homage to the sights and sounds of American Graffiti. Guests were asked to reach into the rear of their closets and wear the poodle skirts, penny loafers and letterman-jackets of 50 years ago, resulting in a prom-like atmosphere highlighted by a sit-down dinner featuring choices such as chicken TV dinners, fish and chips, and corned beef Reubens with fries. Desert was pure soda fountain fare: malts, root beer floats, banana splits and sundaes. No wonder two sets of cochairs were needed to guide the event. Judge Arthur Block (ret), Kathy Block, Dr. Ronald and Carol Fragen deserve kudos for creating an evening that unfolded flawlessly. As for entertainment, how could you get more ‘60s than
the evening’s emcee Cindy Williams, co-star of American Graffiti, and rock and role headliner, Sha Na Na, whose dynamic performance makes Rock & Roll into a celebration. However, “Stars Among Us” does not only refer to those who have had their names up in lights. The term was reserved as well reserved for the evening’s honorees who were: Palm Springs Mayor Steve Pougnet in recognition for his efforts to revitalize Palm Springs, Harold Clumeck for his voluntary services to the Mizell Senior Center and The Community Foundation, an organization that promotes fundraising in the Riverside and San Bernardino Counties. Benefiting most from the evening are the frail, homebound and often needy recipients of the number of meals the Mizell Senior Center will serve from Palm Springs to Salton Sea in its Meals on Wheels Program, that personally delivers almost 400 meals every weekday. To support this vital service, call 760-323-5689.
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OUTLOOK B E V E R LY H I L L S OUTLOOK BHHS’s Radio Airlift and the Los Angeles Public Library will present the Teen Day Memorial Day Tribute from 46 p.m., Tuesday, at the Westwood Public Library, 1246 Glendon Ave. They will honor ROTC cadets and local veterans with a reception and record a tribute radio broadcast featuring UCLA ROTC cadets and local veterans. Select songs from the Rhythm of Honor Compilation CD and The Ben Rombouts Band will be featured as part of the broadcast. Radio Airlift will air the tribute broadcast on radioairlift.org. Admission is free. Seating is limited. RSVPs are recommended and may be made by calling 310-474-1379 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. ***** The Mullin Automotive Museum, a Southern California institution devoted to the preservation of French art and automobiles from the Art Deco era, will give visitors the opportunity to view the recreation of the Bugatti 100P, Ettore Bugatti’s vision for high-speed aircraft racing, now at the museum, 1421 Emerson Ave., Oxnard, through early July. Originally designed in collaboration with Bugatti and Belgian engineer Louis
BHHS ATHLETES HONORED (Continued from page 4)
include: Lydia Choi, golf; Bram Geiderman, wrestling; Austin Greer, track; Liat Hackman, volleyball; Aaron Karlin, cross country; Natasha Kashani, volley-
HAMMER MUSEUM CELEBRATES K.A.M.P (Continued from page 4)
inventive hands-on workshops by artists, architects, photographers and designers. Brooke Kanter was this year’s chair. “The adults love it as much as the kids,” Hammer Museum Director Annie Philbin told The Courier.
SWIMMER OKADA WINS AWARDS (Continued from page 4)
On the heels of Okada’s first place win for the 50-yard free style and 100yard breast stroke at the statewide competition, on Sunday she was named a National Top 10 swimmer by the South-
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"We've been preparing for that," Councilman John Mirisch told The Courier. “We're concerned about impacts and we’re going to mitigate them." The extension is expected to open in 2024. The project includes three new underground stations and 34 additional
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in the Army Air Corps as a B-24 bombadier during World War II, flying 42 missions. He received a Purple Heart, an air medal, 4 battle stars and a Presidential Citation for bravery. Newman married his wife of 66years, the former Edith Soloway, in 1948. All of their children attended BHUSD schools: sons Jason (Karyn) and
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de Monge, the original 1937 Bugatti 100P is considered by many to be one of the most technologically-advanced airplanes of the era. “It’s been an honor to host this design and engineering marvel at the museum these past few months,” said Peter Mullin, founder/chairman of the museum. To reserve tickets to the museum, and for information, visit www.mullinautomotivemuseum.com. ***** Conductor Donald Neuen will conclude his tenure with the Angeles Chorale with a concert, “The Faith of Beethoven: A Musical Journey of Hope,” at 8 p.m.,”Saturday, June 7 at UCLA’s Royce Hall. The UCLA Philharmonia orchestra, the UCLA Chorale, four vocal soloists, and piano soloist Neal Stulberg will present the C Major Mass, Choral Fantasy (Op 80) and Hallelujah Chorus from the Mount of Olives. Tickets range from $20-$40. To purchase, call 818-591-1735 or visit www.angeleschorale.org.
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ball; Ronan Massana, basketball; and Siavash Yektefar, basketball. “Lydia [Choi] is certainly proving to be the best athlete,” retiring Athletic Director Jason Newman said of the All CIF golf phenomenon who played on the boys’ team. K.A.M.P. was created to help cultivate the next generation of art lovers and patrons by providing extraordinary access and experiences for kids and their families with local artists. The museum produced a limited edition of temporary tattoos by artists including John Baldessari and Laura Owens, available at the museum store and online at hammer.ucla.edu/tattoos. ern California Swimming Association for her long-form butterfly. “It’s fun training and trying to get your goals,” she told The Courier. “Iike dropping time and having fun with my friends.” Next month Okada will attend Zone Selected Diversity Camp, along with one other U.S. swimmer. heavy rail vehicles. The project sponsor, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, will receive $1.25 billion in construction grant funds from the Federal Transit Administration’s Capital Investment Grant Program and up to $856 million from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act loan program. Gary (Jeanne), daughter Deena (Charles) and grandchildren: Jordan, Hillary, Reed, Katie, Josh, Sara and Adam. Newman helped select and establish an endowment fund at the USC Thornton School of Music. Services were held at Hillside Memorial Park. Contributions may be made to the ADL’s National Chapter and to the Heart and Vascular Center of Good Samaritan Hospital (c/o Dr. Cannom – 1225 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles
HOW DO Y O U F E E L ? NAMI To Offer Free 12-Week Class For Families Of The Mentally Ill The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) will present a free comprehensive 12week educational course in the Beverly Hills area from 6-9 p.m., beginning Wednesday, June 11. Taught by trained NAMI family members, the award-winning family-to-family classes are designed for families and friends of individuals with mental illnesses including schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depres-
sion, obsessive compulsive disorder, panic disorder, borderline personality disorder and other brain disorders. The course teaches current information about brain illnesses and their treatment. Attendees will learn how to cope and become advocates for their loved ones while maintaining their own well being. For more information and the required registration, call 310-271-2811.
CHLA Wins Rally Foundation Grant For Childhood Cancer Research The Rally Foundation for Childhood Cancer Research, a national non-profit, has awarded a $40,000 Rally for Research Grant to Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) to support Dr. Girish Dhall, and the Head Start clinical trials consortium, which focuses on treating children with malignant brain tumors without the use of radiation. “We are honored to receive this funding from the Rally Foundation, especially in today’s environment of cutbacks in NIH funding,” said Dhall, codirector of CHLA’s neuro-oncology Program and associate professor of pediatrics at USC’s
Keck School of Medicine “This study will provide the groundwork for use of ‘personalized medicine’ in treatment of children Dr. Girish Dhall with medulloblastoma and primitive neuroectodermal tumors, with the goal of preserving neurocognitive function and improved survival in these children.” (see ‘CANCER RESEARCH,’ page 13)
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M E D I C I N E , H E A LT H & W E L L N E S S
New UCLA Center For World Health Focuses On Global Access To Health Care With careful investments in health policy, people in rich and poor countries around the world can enjoy long lives and equal access to quality health care by the next generation. That’s the message 175 attendees heard at the launch of UCLA’s new Center for World Health. Moderator Thomas J. Coates, director of the center, invited a panel of renowned global experts to define “what we need to do to take the science and really make a difference.” • Dean Jamison, co-lead author of the Lancet Report, Global Health 2035: A World Converging Within A Generation, described investing in the development and delivery of better health tools and services, including universal health coverage. “In 20 years or so, with the right investments and the right policy, the world can conquer infant and maternal mortality,” said Jamison. “We can conquer AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria.” • Richard Horton, editor-inchief of The Lancet, emphasized that more needs to be done in the treatment of mental illness.
“We focus on diseases that c a u s e death, but we have to put mental health at the center of our g l o b a l h e a l t h agenda as well.” T h e c e n t e r Thomas J. Coates s p o n s o r s programs in such areas as subSaharan Africa, the Middle East, Southeast Asia, and Central and South America. Its affiliates collaborate with local scientists and health-care providers “to develop and implement the most effective and beneficial solutions for people in these communities,” says Coates. For example, UCLA pathologists recently partnered with a publicly traded Chinese company to improve clinical diagnostics for Chinese patients. UCLA also invites medical students, faculty and health scientists from institutions worldwide to campus to update their skills.
“Our mission is to focus on the people who are going to make the difference.” This includes the UCLA doctors, residents and fourth-year medical students working under the center’s direction in China, Ghana, India, Peru, Thailand and elsewhere. • In Malawi, UCLA physicians teach community health care workers how to treat pregnant women with HIV so their babies are born disease-free. • In Mozambique, UCLA pediatric surgeons train other doctors in the specialty; and the center hopes to help build a surgical pediatric wing in a hospital there. “Equal access to medical care will happen when talented people around the globe unite their efforts to make the world a healthier place,” says Coates. “We send our students to various countries not only to help them learn better medicine, but to help them become kinder people. We believe everybody everywhere should be treated with respect and dignity. That’s part of our mission, too.” For more information, visit worldhealth.med.ucla.edu.
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On An Adjusted 3-Year-Old Who’s Suddenly Terrified Of Preschool Q. Dear Dr. Fran: Should I take my 3-year-old, who has developed severe anxiety about preschool after being perfectly settled, out of preschool until next year? My daughter started school this year and it went amazingly well in the beginning. She ran off without thinking twice and didn’t even want to come home. Recently, she has developed severe anxiety and refuses to go. She cries without end; and even over holidays or weekends she will burst out crying and be devastated about the thought of going to school. Although her teacher says I should just drop her and leave, in the hysterical state she’s in, I am not convinced this is the answer? Taylor Y. A. Dear Taylor: It sounds to me like your little 3-year-old daughter suffered a trauma. This is not a case of typical separation difficulties. Both she (and you!) separated well back in September when school began. Your toddler sustained a positive healthy separation for many months until suddenly in the spring she developed severe anxiety about separating and specifically going to school. Your job now is to become a detective. It is important to identify the trauma and source of her distress. For example, did the teacher scream at her or at another child and terrify her? Did another child hit or hurt her
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Rally and its Medical Advisory Board, consisting of leading childhood cancer researchers from across the nation, award grants through a competitive peer-review process assuring that the best research is funded. All grants are made in honor or memory of a Rally Kid, a child who has fought or is currently fighting cancer. “We are absolutely thrilled
Dr. Fran Walfish Answers Your Questions feelings? Was there a serious illness of an immediate family member that took her parents’ attention and focus away from her or evoked sadness or grief? Did she lose her longtime beloved nanny? Explore as best you can to identify the trigger of her regression. Only then, can it be treated. You may need the guidance and help of a skilled child psychologist to support your little toddler through processing powerful feelings. I would definitely not pull your 3-year-old out of preschool next year. The source of her upset and how the school and teachers respond to her may affect whether you decide to keep her at the same school or make a school change. But based on her age and her previous school readiness, she should be helped, perhaps with Mommy’s presence in the classroom and support, to be gently transitioned back into a comfortable space. Get professional referrals from your trusted pediatrician.
Dr. Fran Walfish is the author of The Self-Aware Parent at www.DrFranWalfish.com. Send questions to franwalfish@to support Dr. Dhall’s cuttingedge research,” said Dean Crowe, Rally founder/CEO. “It is important to fund promising scientists like Dr. Dhall and programs like Head Start as we work toward closing the childhood cancer research funding gap so no parent ever has to hear their child has cancer.” The grant is part of the $1.2 million Rally will award to 34 hospitals across the country this year.
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Joyce Rey And Stacy Gottula - Savvy Negotiators With Big Clients By Victoria Talbot Legendary Beverly Hills realtors Joyce Rey and Stacy Gottula brought The Courier up to Lania Lane for a breathtaking view of the City in a palatial estate leasing for a cool $475,000 month. We were there just in time; the home was rented within an hour of our visit. Tucked inconspicuously away from prying eyes, the home crests a nestled hillside off Coldwater Canyon. Cantilevered grape vines wrap the mountainside in green trellises. Behind the majestic villa the hillside is swathed in olive trees, gracefully lending shade and an air of antiquity to the landscape. Each room is framed with windowed views stretching to Palos Verdes and beyond, amidst vaulted ceil-
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JOHN BYERS LECTURE AND TOUR–The Santa Monica Conservancy is hosting a lecture June 1 and a tour June 8 of the architecture of John Byers. Featuring authentic Mexican and Latin American adobe , terra cotta roofs and floor tiles, handcrafted wood and wrought iron, Byers was a leader in popularizing a style that has become synonymous with Southern California architecture. The lecture will be at the Unitarian Universalist Church at 3:30 p.m. and the tour will commence from noon to 5 p.m. A reception follows. For tickets call 310-496 -3146 or email email@example.com; for more information visit www.smconservancy.org Photo by Dwight Flowers
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CONGRATULATIONS BEVERLY HILLS MIDDLE SCHOOL GRADUATES BEVERLY VISTA
BEVERLY VISTA 8th GRADERS - Front Row, left to right: Santiago Sanchez, Bethel Behailu, Timothy Kim, Ysabella Cura, Bailey Kui, Josephine Matloob, Brandon Wolfe, Annabel Paris, Napatsorn Phommanan, Dan Bazini, Zoe Bertet, Daniel Kohanbash, Chloe Malik-MacDonald, Jonathan Dayan, and Melinda Heluo; Second Row: Lisa Park, Joseph Guetta, Jessica Sater, Shawn Keshmir, Madison Kiper, Matthew Zebrowski, Tina Ghalchi, Isaac Solouk, Aubriana Schwarz, Oliver Bral, Alexandria Garcia, AJ Wolken, Nicole Hong, Andrew Mokhtarzadeh, and Sarina Langer; Third Row: Michael Lavian, Anastasia Han, Kaleo Villanueva, Sarabeth Tansey, Yehuda Lelah, Katia Levy, Dan Kamen, Yael Balakhane, Romeo Sadri, Chloe Rebibo, Finn Sklarew, Sarah Teman, Bailey Hayes, Judy Masutani, and Nicholas Pupiec; Fourth Row: Amanda Termechi, Tom Parisot, Tessa Rudolph, Solomon Margo, Maddie Weisberg, Arya Zoughi, Sarah Wolchin, Eric Cherdak, Kamer Turac, Hannah Talasazan, Mason Bergher, Rebecca Eberle, James Masutani, Kate Leparulo, Jared Fernandez, and Ashley Moon; Fifth Row: Katie Niknam, Austin Myhrvold, Alexandra Vujovic, Daniel Lee, Leslie Lopez, Eric Lim, Dominique Petrie, Ethan Golbari, Sophia Buchwald, Yaron Abgin, Lilla Sabbah, Jonathan Tansey, Barbara Assouline, Bardia Kaseb, and Judy Kim; Sixth Row: Ron Zafrany, Jonathan Golbari, Danya Pollack, Elan Gold, Sarah Zargaran, Ross Yankowitz, Megan Saghian, Abigail Kolko, Charles Green, Jiwon Park, Joey Licht, Lauren Aviram, Wolf Weinstein, and Molly Rabin; Top Row: Juni Park, Mushgon Mohsini, Alan Lubinsky, Sophia Martin, Mahan Pourdavood, Romy Krgatbashyan, Jarred Asars, Taylor Asla, Ron Snhe-Zanna, Camilla Wolff, Tony Shim, Carina Massana, and Sam Moezinia; Not Pictured: Ian Latham, Victor Krzysztofik, Jackson Nol, and Darrien Waycasy.
El RODEO 8th GRADERS - Front Row, left to right: Sophia Weissbuch, Jacob Kertesz, Shereen Kheradyar, Klint Mariveles, Sherin Ebrahimi, Thomas Goolsby, Nicolette Sameyah, Kevin Shoumer, India Koloff, Casey McAlister, Riley Kermani, Josh Promnick, Sabrina Saitta, Pierce Thiele, Shauna Hannani, and John Gibb; Second Row: Joseph Azizi, Leila Vahabzadeh, Max Khoubian, Sabrina Chung, Reed Altman, Bahar Sepidnameh, Max Dodd, Chloe Pourmashadi, Jon Sameyah, Sharona Schnall, Jake Maman, Sydney Strickland, Gabriel Tabariai, Brittney Azizi, Mikael Rochman, Lauren Mossanen, and Felix Min; Third Row: Andres Dollero Vazquez, Rachel Galen, David Bakalov, Tiffany Rahban, Benjamin Liker, Natasha Dveirin, Aaron Kaplan, Sara Pessach, Alex Andrews, Mia Tarbeine, Nouriel Kashanian, Emma Tonucci, Jack Kaplan, Leili Matsumoto, Jacob Rabbanian, Nicole Masjedian, Hyunjae Won, and Paul Chun; Fourth Row: Victor Noval, RJ Kenneally, Nicole Ovadia, Ariel Young, Lauren Arebalo, Michael Bilak, Sofia Mitchell, Carl Wehba, Grace Kendall, Enzo Fantau-Barker, Alexis Nedjat-Haiem, Nicholas Forys, Esme Bernstein, Jordan Javaheri, Gracie Marx, Jack Schulman, and Emma Kaufman; Fifth Row: Danny Arussi, Sloan Ramras, Ryan Damavandi, Joelle Mikailian, Kevin Navi, Nadi Gondobintoro, Justin Matian, Ryan Kenneally, Emilia Kyriazis, Julien Farahmand, Keeley Black, Ben Dahan, Hannah Scott, Elijah Berke, Trinity Moore, and Hunter Trost; Top Row: Michelle Balson, Brian Azizi, Elyse Pollack, Sam Krutonog, Isabel Maizes, Kia Kahen, Ellie Walder, Evan Minniti, Ethan Marx, Nikki Musighi, Tyler Loitman, Taylor Dubelko, Josh Afshani, Isabel Rund, Andreas Abajian, Kate Blaylock, and Nathan (Jae Hyun) Lee.
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HAWTHORNE 8th GRADERS - Front Row, left to right: Emma Chow, Gabriela Novik, Jonathan Kermanshahchi, Gina Kim, Justin Partiyeli, Lily Woodman, Evan Karmes-Wainer, Madeline Woodman, Christian Haughton, Lauren Hannani, Neo Kattan, Sasha Jakovleva, Aaron Shabanian, and Alina Perlstein; Second Row: Mila Hubschman, Justin Pourat, Kymia Ildardashty, Ethan Perez, Sanaz David, Aryan Nafari, Victoria Brambila, Sabrina Malekan, Nabil Zamani, Eden Shushan, Jonathan Artal, Rachel Khorshad, Silananda Silawatt, and Jansen McNally; Third Row: Mateo De Camargo-Hanley, Sarah Khorsandi, Ryan Sedighim, Chae Kim, Nima Nikravesh, Ariella Lavi, Evan Timmerman, Yeran Mkrtchian, Daniel Fouladian, Jasmine Haghani, Gabriel Arye, Lilly Hanna, and Benjamin Farahi; Fourth Row: Sebastian Hanna, Chloe Levian, Cannon King, Liza Freiberg, Daniel Zahabian, Michelle Heravi, Sarah Smith, Julien Guilani, Paulina Lahijani, Kyung Koo, Limor Shilyan, and Daniel Breslavsky; Top Row: Justin Omrani, Robert Sher, Alexander Movaghar, Leon Izumi, Kyoung Kim, and Nathan Hakakha.
HORACE MANN 8th GRADERS - Front Row, left to right: Samantha Ordesky, Brian Shirazi, Lital Peykar, Neev Tal, Samantha Nguyen, Daniel Chan, Nikki Ovaisi, Jackson Stewart, Chloe Soleimani, Alex Rosen, Doris Jafif, Aidan Schwartz, Allegra Melloul, and Brandon Brener; Second Row: Ahmet Hussein, Serah Hassidim, Jae Yi (Jamie) Kim, Elliot Enayati, Vivian-Taylor Geilim, Sofia Aziz, Charles Boissavy, Ronica Mehdizadeh, Brian Harward, Samantha Boudaie, Ethan Eils, Daniella Kiewicz, Hans Ji, Leore Slavick, Noah Isaac, Amanda Lee, Matthew Stevei, Sophia Goldberg, Jason Harward, Changhwa (Sarah) Kim, Maia Yosef, Aidan Martin-Cox, Stanley Walker, and Antonia Portago; Third Row: Robert Eli Lawrence, Joshua Galst, Daniela Naemi, Aaron Abramov, Cheyanne Araullo, Aviv On, Sanam Bral, Mark Moran, Senju Murase, Emma Gerowitz, Daniel Attia, Ashley Holloway, Nick Saryan, Julianne Araullo, Joshua Johnson, Maia Zelkha, Ben Dillard, and Alex Kleerup; Fourth Row: Sydney Fogelman, Sam Hannani, Mary Eleanor Mooring, Alex Cornejo, Leila Golian, Nathan Samikh, Rebecca Regwan, Peter Kowalewski, Lauren Ashkenazi, Shai Dina, and Lyric Cacavas; Fifth Row: Ari Soufer, Natasha Dardashti, Morgan Benmoshe, Hyun Jin (Rachel) Lee, Yuval Harary, Brooke Schwartzman, Eshney Garibay, Jeremiah Klapper, Setareh Darabi, Kyle Mecheri, Sara Levin, and Aaron Perez; Top Row: Matthew Levin, Joshua Gersh, Paul Swaine, Amit Geffner, Milaud Talebizadeh, Ivan Buljevic, Justin Guy, Navid Nourmohamadian, Jason Guy, Joshua Coone, and Michael Huang.
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Kids Love A Summer Camp That Makes Science Cool lot of parents don’t know how their kids will spend their time this summer. But they could be hanging out with cool science professors—becoming real Eggheads The name, Professor Egghead Science Academy™ — science and engineering summer camp for kids —explains what children are doing at this camp. It’s no longer singalongs and crafting during the summer —it’s engineering machines and shooting off rockets. Professor Egghead Science Academy specializes in making science cool. “I loved when my child couldn't wait to tell me about the fun experiment she had done. I am glad to see her start to love science as much as I do,” said Mary Ashburn, parent of 7-year-old mini scientist, after she attended camp. The academy, founded by Shaun and Gary Tuch, with the mission “to make science accessible, understandable and cool,” will be running summer camps throughout Los Angeles. Studies by the American Camp Association show that summer camp is more beneficial to kids than originally thought. “With the opportunity to make a positive impact on those kids who attend our camp—we make sure that our camp programs are action packed.” Shaun Tuch said. Every camp day has a different theme. One day kids are “Rocket Scientists” blasting off into space and the next they are “Detectives” using forensic science to solve camp mysteries. “Everything is hands-on. We don’t like kids sitting around and wasting their summer. Between the space travel, engineering challenges and fun in the sun, we provide a one-of-a-kind summer experience,” said Gary Tuch. Professor Egghead Science Academy is offering full-
Kids in Professor Egghead Science Academy become “Rocket Scientists” and “Detectives.”
and half-day camps. Parents can find their camps at local schools, parks and recreation centers. For more information about the academy and its summer programs visit www.ProfessorEgghead.com/LosAngeles or call 310-500-8187.
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Le Lycée Français Marks 50 Years, Honors Dadigan Le Lycée Français de Los Angeles, a bilingual, multicultural and international school, celebrated 50 years as a distinguished educational institution in L.A. with a sold-out "1964" gala last week at the Hyatt Century Plaza Hotel. The ‘60's-themed gala honored Donelle Dadigan for her philanthropic, business and leadership roles in L.A. as well as for her Le Lycée heritage as a student, teacher and devoted alumna. Dadigan is founder/president of two
non-profits, The Hollywood Museum in the Historic Max Factor Building and the José Itubi Foundation. Other distinguished alumni featured in the 50th anniversary festivities included Jodie Foster, Christie Brinkley, Claire Danes and Molly Ringwald. The Lycée galas are held every other year as the school’s major fundraiser. This year’s gala was planned to embody the glitz and glamour of the early ‘60s when Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Kabbaz
founded the school in Beverly Hills. “We are delighted to honor Donelle Dadigan for all of her endearing philanthropy, leadership, inspiration, dedication and for her exceptional accomplishments in the L.A. communiDonelle Dadigan
ty,” said Clara-Lisa Kabbaz, president of Le Lycée Français de Los Angeles. As a philanthropist and lover of histor y, Dadigan acquired the historic Max Factor Building, restored the landmark and dedicated it to showcasing 10,000 authentic film and television items spotlighting 100 years of Hollywood history for the public’s education and enjoyment. She is also president and founder of the José Iturbi Foundation in honor of her godfather, concer t pianist José Iturbi. The foundation’s mission is to “popularize classical music one note at a time” for future generations. The school’s 50th anniversary celebrates a victory, when Mr. and Mrs. Kabbaz lobbied in Sacramento for a change to the California education code that allowed teaching in a language other than English. Their success not only paved the way for the opening of Le Lycée Français de Los Angeles, but also for many other multilingual, international schools and dual language and immersion programs. The school has become well known for the quality of its education, its devotion to the needs of students as individuals, and its "open arms" policy for pupils from all walks of life. Le Lycée Français de Los Angeles is an independent school that receives no funding from the French government, and is one of the top Lycées in the world with an exemplary American college preparatory program.
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A N O T H E R B I RT H D AY ! ?
BIRTHDAY GREETINGS—Celebrating are Barbara Barrie, Drew Carey, Joan Collins, and Charles Kimbrough (May 23), Marlene Everone, Gary Burghoff, Fred Paulos, Bob Dylan, Marvin Iannone, Priscilla Presley and Ronnie Trugman (May 24); Mike Myers, Ian McKellen, Connie Selleca, and Frank Oz (May 25); Lee Baca, Jacques Bergerac, Helena Bonham Carter, Lilian Prusan, Roy Dotrice, Brent Musberger, Stevie Nicks, Teresa Stratas and Hank Williams, Jr. (May 26); Peri Gilpin, Louis Gossett Jr., Norma Johns, Christopher Lee and Bruce Weltz (May 27); Rudy Giuliani, Gladys Knight and Gloria Milkowski (May 28); Annette Bening, La Toya Jackson, and Melissa Etheridge (May 29). by Holiday Mathis
Marlene Everone Annette Bening
Joan Mangum The Associates For Breast and Prostate Cancer Studies, (ABCs), hosted its annual Mother’s Day Luncheon at the Four Seasons to benefit breast and prostate cancer research at John Wayne Cancer Institute at Providence St. John’s Health Center. Paul Dreher, The Beverly Hilton’s assistant director of catering, was surprised with a special recognition, “A True Gentle-Man of The Year Award” presented by ABCs’ President Gloria Gebbia, for his long-time support of the organization. Beverly Cohen and Sheri Rosenblum co-chaired the event which featured an informal fashion show by celebrated L.A. designer Mark Zunino. KFI’s Lisa Ann Walter emceed. Prior to the luncheon, there was a luxury boutique featuring a fashionable array of vendors donating a portion of proceeds from their sales to the organization. “I feel especially honored to acknowledge the incredible progress being made at the John Wayne Cancer Institute in the search for a cure for breast and prostate cancer,” said Gloria Gebbia. “Our organization is fortunate to have such extraordinary and dedicated supporters as the ABCs,” said Patrick Wayne, JWCI’s board chair. The ABCs was formed 24 years ago by a group of dedicated philanthropists originally associated with the Eddie Cantor Charitable Foundation, an organization that supported a variety of causes. Today, the group is 150 members strong and growing. For more information, visit www.abcjw.com. ****** The Fulfillment Fund 7th “The Songs Of our Lives” concert will pay special tribute to the works of acclaimed Hall of Fame inductees, songwriter Lamont Dozier and singer-songwriter, David Crosby. The benefit concert showcases famed songwriters performing the hit songs they have written over the course of their careers and to experience these pieces as the songwriter envisioned them. Songwriter Charles Fox, a long-time Fulfillment Fund board member along with his wife Joan Fox, created “The Songs Of Our Lives” as an opportunity to combine entertainment and philanthropy in a mean-
ABCS MOTHER’S DAY LUNCHEON–The ABCs’ Mother’s Day luncheon benefits John Wayne Cancer Institute. From left: Sheri Rosenblum, luncheon co-chair; Patrick Wayne, JWCI board chair; Beverly Cohen, luncheon co-chair; and Gloria Gebbia, president of ABCs. Photo by Vince Bucci
ingful way to support the fund’s important work in the community. The concert takes place on Saturday June 7, at The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts. For tickets call 310-201-5033, email Lauren@lpaevents.com or visit www.fulfillment.org/concert. The non-profit Fulfillment Fund has been serving the community for 37 years. It is dedicated to making college a reality for students growing up in educationally and economically under-resourced communities. For more information, visit www.fulfillment.org.
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PUBLIC NOTICES TSG No.: 8382831 TS No.: CA1300256671 FHA/VA/PMI No.: APN: 5529-014-057 Property Address: 1050 NORTH EDINBURGH AVE # 109 WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA 90046 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 02/15/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 05/29/2014 at 10:00 A.M., First American Title Insurance Company, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded 02/23/2006, as Instrument No. 06 0397875, in book , page , , of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, State of California. Executed by: EHAB ALY MOHAMED, A SINGLE MAN, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, C A S H I E R ' S C H E C K / C A S H EQUIVALENT or other form of payment authorized by 2924h(b), (Payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States) Behind the fountain located in Civic Center Plaza, 400 Civic Center Plaza, Pomona CA All right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and State described as: AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED IN THE ABOVE MENTIONED DEED OF TRUST APN# 5529-014-057 The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 1050 NORTH EDINBURGH AVE # 109, WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA 90046 he undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s),
advances, under the terms of said Deed of Trust, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $1,216,816.01. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust has deposited all documents evidencing the obligations secured by the Deed of Trust and has declared all sums secured thereby immediately due and payable, and has caused a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be executed. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the County where the real property is located. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction.You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not
present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call (916)939-0772 or visit this Internet Web http://search.nationwideposting.com/prop ertySearchTerms.aspx , using the file number assigned to this case CA1300256671 Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee’s attorney. Date: First American Title Insurance Company 5 First American Way Santa Ana CA 92707 First American Title Insurance Company MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED MAY BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE FOR TRUSTEES SALE I N F O R M AT I O N PLEASE CALL (916)939-0772 NPP0230283 To: BEVERLY HILLS COURIER 05/09/2014, 0 5 / 1 6 / 2 0 1 4 , 05/23/2014 ————————— Trustee Sale No. : 20130202200102 Title Order No.: 021 3 0 3 6 7 8 7 FHA/VA/PMI No.: NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 04/21/2008. 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. NDEx West, L.L.C., as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 05/05/2008 as Instrument No. 20080786807 of official records in the office of the County Recorder of LOS
ANGELES County, State of CALIFORNIA. EXECUTED BY: PAUL GALUPPO, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, CASHIER'S C H E C K / C A S H EQUIVALENT or other form of payment authorized by California Civil Code 2924h(b), (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States). DATE OF SALE: 06/19/2014 TIME OF SALE: 10:00 AM PLACE OF SALE: BEHIND THE FOUNTAIN LOCATED IN CIVIC CENTER PLAZA, 400 CIVIC CENTER PLAZA, POMONA CA. STREET ADDRESS and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 165 NORTH SWALL DRIVE #105, BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA 90211 APN#: 4335-029-108 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, under the terms of said Deed of Trust, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $514,154.38. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the
highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder's office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 916-939-0772 for information regarding the trustee's sale or visit this Internet Web site www.nationwideposting.com for information regarding the sale of this property, using the file number assigned to this case 20130202200102. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. FOR TRUSTEE SALE I N F O R M AT I O N PLEASE CALL: NATIONWIDE POSTING & PUBLICATION A DIVISION OF FIRST AMERICAN TITLE INSURANCE COMPANY 5005 WINDPLAY DRIVE, SUITE 1 EL DORADO HILLS, CA 957629334 916-939-0772 www.nationwidepost-
ing.com NDEx West, L.L.C. MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. NDEx West, L.L.C. as Trustee Dated: 0 5 / 2 3 / 2 0 1 4 NPP0231116 To: BEVERLY HILLS COURIER 05/30/2014, 0 6 / 0 6 / 2 0 1 4 , 06/13/2014 ————————— NOTICE CALLING FOR BIDS
Public Contract Code Section 3300, the DISTRICT requires that the bidder possess the following classification(s) of contractor's license(s) at the time the bid is submitted: Class C20. Any bidder not so licensed at the time of the bid opening will be rejected as nonresponsive.
Each bid shall be accompanied by a bid security in the form of cash, a certified or cashier's check or bidder’s bond executed by a California admitted surety in an amount BEVERLY HILLS UNIFIED SCHOOL not less than ten percent (10%) of the total DISTRICT bid price, payable to Bid Deadline: 11:00 the DISTRICT. am Tuesday June 3, Each Bidder is 2014 Place of Bid Receipt: required to furnish and proof of 255 Lasky Dr. Beverly maintain Hills, CA 90212 – Commercial General Insurance, P u r c h a s i n g Liability Comprehensive Department Liability Project: COOLING Automobile Insurance, and SYSTEMS: TECHNOLOGY SERVER W o r k e r s ’ ROOM – DISTRICT C o m p e n s a t i o n OFFICE BID # 13- Insurance. 14/013 The DISTRICT NOTICE IS HEREBY reserves the right to GIVEN that the reject any or all bids or Beverly Hills Unified to waive any irregulariSchool District of Los ties or informalities in Angeles County, any bids or in the bidCalifornia, acting by ding process. and through its project shall Governing Board, The hereinafter referred to require prevailing wage as "DISTRICT," will compliance. Pursuant receive up to, but not to California Labor §1773, the later than, the aboves- Code of the tated time, sealed bids Director of for the award of a con- Department tract for the above Industrial Relations of Project. Those bids the State of California timely received shall has determined the prevailing be opened and pub- generally rates of wages in the licly read aloud. locality in which the Mandatory job walk at Work is to be per11:00 a.m., Tuesday formed. The Contractor May 27, 2014 at the and all Subcontractors District Office, 255 performing any portion South Lasky Drive, of the Work shall pay Beverly Hills, CA. Any not less than the applibidder failing to sign- cable prevailing wage in, attend the entire job rate for the classificawalk and conference tion of labor provide by will be deemed a non- their respective workresponsive bidder and ers in prosecution and will have its bid execution of the Work. returned unopened No bidder may with. The last day to submit draw any bid for a periquestions shall be od of Sixty (60) calen2:00 pm, Thursday dar days after the date May 29, 2014. All set for the opening of questions must be bids. submitted in accorDates: dance with the proce- Publication dures set forth in the 5/16/14 & 5/23/14 Information for Bidders. Each bid must conform and be responsive to the project documents, copies of which can be obtained from the Purchasing Office at the above address or by contacting Dianne Richard at firstname.lastname@example.org on May 16, 2014.
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PUBLIC NOTICES NOTICE CALLING FOR BIDS BEVERLY HILLS UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the BEVERLY HILLS UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT of Los Angeles County, California, acting by and through its Governing Board, hereinafter referred to as "District," will receive sealed bids for BID #13-14/014 – REBID HORACE MANN SCHOOL NEW CLASSROOM BUILDING PROJECT at the District Purchasing Department Office, 255 Lasky Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90212, no later than 11:00 AM on Tuesday July 1, 2014. Those bids timely received shall be opened and publicly read aloud. Bids shall be valid for 60 Calendar days after the bid opening date. The project consists of a 60,000 SF new two-story classroom and learning center with approximately 55,000 SF of underground parking and associated site development and landscaping. The project is being built adjacent to an operating and occupied school building. The construction schedule is approximately 19 months long, running from late July 2014 to the end of February, 2016). Pre-Qualification Documents and Bid Contract Documents will be available for prospective bidders and subcontractors beginning on May 27, 2014,. Bidders may obtain a copy of the Pre-Qualification Documents and the Contract Bidding Documents from the District’s Facilities and Planning Department 241 Moreno Drive, Beverly Hills, CA at (310) 551-5100, Ext. 2390 at no cost to the contractor. To the extent required by Public Contract Code Section 20103.7, the District shall also make the Contract Documents available for review at the following plan rooms: • Planwell – C2 Reprographics – www.c2repro.com • FW Dodge Mcgraw Hill – www.construction.com • iSQFT – www.isqft.com • Reed Construction Data – www.reedconstructiondata.com The District is Pre-Qualifying Bidders and certain subcontractors for this project. Prequalification forms are available through the District’s Facilities and Planning Department and are contained in the Bid Contract Documents. No bids will be received or opened from Bidders who have not been pre-qualified as Class B General Contractors through the District’s Pre-Qualification Procedure. All Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing Subcontractors (including C-4, C-7, C-10, C-16, C-20, C-34, C-36, C-38, C-42, C-43, and C-46 licenses) listed by Bidders (Designated Subcontractor List) must be pre-qualified through the District’s PreQualification Procedure. A bid will be non-responsive if any Mechanical, Electrical, and/or Plumbing Subcontractors are submitted that have not been pre-qualified through the District’s Pre-Qualification Procedure. Contractors are encouraged to submit prequalification packages as soon as possible so that they may be notified of prequalification status well in advance. The prequalification packages should be sealed, marked “CONFIDENTIAL PREQUALIFICATION,” and delivered to the following: Beverly Hills Unified School District Purchasing Department, 255 South Lasky Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90212. (310) 551-5100 x 2390. Prequalification packages must be submitted no later than 4:00 PM on Tuesday June 10, 2014. The questionnaire answers and financial statements included in the prequalification packages submitted by contractors are not public records and are not open to public inspection. All such information provided will be kept confidential to the extent permitted by law, although the contents may be disclosed to third parties for the purpose of verification, investigation of substantial allegations, and in the process of any subsequent proceedings. State law requires that the names of contractors applying for prequalification status shall be public records subject to disclosure, and the first page of the questionnaire will be used for that purpose. All questionnaires are scored using a Board of Education rubric, which is available upon request through the Planning and Facilities Department 241 Moreno Drive, Beverly Hills, CA at (310) 551-5100, Ext. 2390. Two “NON-MANDATORY” Pre-Bid Conferences and walk will be held at 10:00 am on Tuesday June 3, 2014 and June 17, 2014, at the Horace Mann School, 8701 Charleville Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211. Attendees must be on time. All attendees will be escorted through the school site by a District Representative. Note that this project will be constructed adjacent to an operating and occupied school. It is highly recommended that prospective bidders and prequalifying subcontractors attend the job walk. Prospective bidders may not visit the Project Site without making arrangements through the Facilities and Planning Department. In accordance with the provisions of California Business and Professions Code Section 7028.15 and Public Contract Code Section 3300, the District requires that the bidder possess the following classification(s) of contractor's license(s) at the time the bid is submitted: CLASS B. Any bidder not so licensed at the time of the bid opening will be rejected as nonresponsive. The last day to submit questions shall be 12:00 pm on Tuesday June 24, 2014. All questions must be submitted in accordance with the procedures set forth in the Information for Bidders. Each bid shall be accompanied by a bid security in the form of cash, a certified or cashier's check or bid bond in an amount not less than ten percent (10%) of the total bid price, payable to the District. Each Bidder is required to be enrolled in the District Owner Controlled Insurance Program (OCIP) known as the SEWUP Program. The District reserves the right to reject any or all bids or to waive any irregularities or informalities in any bids or in the bidding process. The project shall require prevailing wage compliance. The District has obtained from the California Department of Industrial Relations the general prevailing rate of per diem wages in the locality in which this work is to be performed for each craft or type of worker needed for the Project. It shall be mandatory upon the successful bidder to whom the contract is awarded, and upon any subcontractor listed, to pay not less than the said specified rates to all workers employed by them for the Project. No bidder may withdraw any bid for a period of Sixty (60) calendar days after the date set for the opening of bids. Pursuant to Section 22300 of the Public Contract Code, the Agreement will contain provisions permitting the successful bidder to substitute securities for any monies withheld by the District to ensure performance under the Agreement or permitting payment of retentions earned directly into escrow. Award of Contract: The District shall award the Contract for the Project to the lowest responsible prequalified bidder as determined from the base bid alone by the District. The District reserves the right to reject any or all bids or to waive any irregularities or informalities in any bid or in the bidding process. Bid protests, if any, must comply with the requirements set forth in the information for Bidders in order to be timely and considered by the District. Publication Dates: ___May 23, 2014 & May 30, 2014
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON THE LOCAL CONTROL AND ACCOUNTABILITY PLAN (LCAP) AND THE BUDGET OF BEVERLY HILLS UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT OF LOS ANGELES COUNTY The Governing Board of Beverly Hills Unified School District will hold a public hearing on the LCAP and the BUDGET OF THE DISTRICT FOR THE YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 2015, PRIOR TO Final Adoption as required by Education Code Section 42103 and 52062. The public hearing will be held at BHUSD Administrative Offices Board Room, 255 S. Lasky Dr. Beverly Hills, CA 90212 on June 02, 2014, at 7:00 p.m. The public is cordially invited to attend this meeting. The proposed LCAP and Budget will be on file and available for public inspection should members of the public wish to review the LCAP and Budget prior to the public hearing, at the following location(s) BHUSD Administrative Offices, 255 S. Lasky Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90212 from May 29, 2014 to: June 02, 2014 during the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Arturo Delgado, Ed.D., Los Angeles County Superintendent of Schools 5/23/14 CNS-2626836# BEVERLY HILLS COURIER –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2014108654 The following is/are doing business as: FRIENDS OF HOLLAND DOZIER HOLLAND 22148 Sherman Way #100, Canoga Park, CA 91303; Richard Davis 5382 W. Amberwood Dr., Inglewood, CA 90302; The business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL, registrant(s) has NOT begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein: Richard Davis: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: April 23, 2014; Published: May 02, 09, 16, 23, 2014 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2014104871 The following is/are doing business as: 1) CAREBUILDERS AT HOME LA SHERMAN OAKS 2) CAREBUILDERS AT HOME 10560 Ventura Blvd. #130, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403; FHG Enterprises Inc. 15060 Ventura Blvd. #130, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403; The business is conducted by: A CORPORATION, registrant(s) has NOT begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein: Francesco Federico, President/CEO: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: April 18, 2014; Published: May 02, 09, 16, 23, 2014 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2014115720 The following is/are doing business as: J.M.A. MAINTENANCE & POOL SERVICE 15040 Parthenia St. #50, Nort Hills, CA 91343; Juan Miguel Arriola 15040 Parthenia St. #50, North Hills, CA 91343; The business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL, registrant(s) has NOT begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein: Juan Miguel Arriola: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: April 30, 2014; Published: May 09, 16, 23, 30, 2014 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2014115733 The following is/are doing business as: SHOP PERFECT SKIN 324 S. Beverly Dr. #274, Beverly Hills, CA 90212; Nicolas Mudd 324 S. Beverly Dr. #274, 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: Nicolas Mudd: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: April 30, 2014; Published: May 09, 16, 23, 30, 2014 LACC N/C
–––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2014115735 The following is/are doing business as: T.O.T. FITNESS 1520 S. Shenandoah St., Los Angeles, CA 90035; Farrah Zweig 1520 S. Shenandoah St., Los Angeles, CA 90035; The business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL, registrant(s) has begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein November 2005: Farrah Zweig: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: April 30, 2014; Published: May 09, 16, 23, 30, 2014 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2014122527 The following is/are doing business as: 1) WHAT IS PRIVACY? 2) WHAT IS PRIVACY 3932 Wilshire Blvd. #102, Los Angeles, CA 90010; Hayley Kaplan 3932 Wilshire Blvd. #102, Los Angeles, CA 90010; The business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL, registrant(s) has NOT begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein: Hayley Kaplan: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: May 06, 2014; Published: May 09, 16, 23, 30, 2014 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2014101981 The following is/are doing business as: TANGENT PRODUCTIONS 3621 Kalsman Dr. #3, Los Angeles, CA 90016; Dino Shorte 3621 Kalsman Dr. #3, Los Angeles, CA 90016; Dianne Shorte 3621 Kalsman Dr. #3, Los Angeles, CA 90016; The business is conducted by: A MARRIED COUPLE, registrant(s) has begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein April 10, 2014: Dianne Shorte: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: April 15, 2014; Published: May 09, 16, 23, 30, 2014 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2014107575 The following is/are doing business as: GRAND NATL 6310-1/2 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90048; Benjamin Shipp 6310-1/2 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90048; The business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL, registrant(s) has NOT begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein: Benjamin Shipp: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: April 21, 2014; Published: May 09, 16, 23, 30, 2014 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2014124427 The following is/are doing business as: WILLIAM SMITH 625 Esplanade #59, Los Angeles, CA 90277; Cops Don’t Surf Productions, Inc. 625 Esplanade #59, Redondo Beach, CA 90277; The business is conducted by: A CORPORATION, registrant(s) has begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein January 01, 2014: Kathryn Hernandez, Vice President: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: May 12, 2014; Published: May 16, 23, 30, June 06 2014 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2014124428 The following is/are doing business as: VISIONEERING DESIGN, CO. 4360 W. Sunset Blvd., Hollywood, CA 90029; Recording Systems, Inc. 9255 Sunset Blvd. #1040, West Hollywood, CA 90069; The business is conducted by: A CORPORATION, registrant(s) has begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein July 10, 1992: Ronald Lagerlof, President: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: May 12, 2014; Published: May 16, 23, 30, June 06 2014 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2014124429 The following is/are doing business as: VITO’S CATERING 836 N. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90069; Vito DiDonato 836 N. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90069; The business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL, registrant(s) has begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein July 01, 2013: Vito DiDonato:
Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: May 12, 2014; Published: May 16, 23, 30, June 06 2014 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2014124430 The following is/are doing business as: SAD GIRL MUSIC 1132 5th Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90019; Karen Swerdlow 1132 5th Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90019; The business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL, registrant(s) has NOT begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein: Karen Swerdlow: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: May 12, 2014; Published: May 16, 23, 30, June 06 2014 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2014124431 The following is/are doing business as: RENAISSANCE REAL ESTATE 489 Hillgreen Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90212; Michael Treiman 489 Hillgreen 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: Michael Treiman: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: May 12, 2014; Published: May 16, 23, 30, June 06 2014 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2014124432 The following is/are doing business as: THE PSYCHOLOGY CENTER 9401 Wilshire Blvd. #730, Beverly Hills, CA 90212; Joan Laine 133 N. La Peer Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90048; The business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL, registrant(s) has begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein May 2009: Joan Laine: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: May 12, 2014; Published: May 16, 23, 30, June 06 2014 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2014118559 The following is/are doing business as: LEONARD OPTICIANS 11696 San Vicente Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90049; Luxury Optical Holdings Co. 2651 N. Crimson Canyon Dr. #110, Las Vegas, NV 89128; The business is conducted by: A CORPORATION, registrant(s) has begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein September 16 2013: Glenn Reisch, President: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: May 01, 2014; Published: May 16, 23, 30, June 06 2014 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2014129421 The following is/are doing business as: FARMERS UNDERWRITERS ASSOCIATION 4680 Wilhsire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90010-3807; Farmers Group, Inc. 4680 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90010-3807; The business is conducted by: A CORPORATION, registrant(s) has NOT begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein: Doren E. Hohl, Secretary: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: May 13, 2014; Published: May 23, 30, June 06, 13, 2014 LACC N/C
NOTICE— Fictitious name statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of the county clerk. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (See Section 14400, et seq., Business and Professions Code).
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508 RSF • $2,300/Mo. 1 Large Executive ————— WILSHIRE BLVD BEVERLY HILLS Window Office & RETAIL FRONTAGE OFFICE BLDG. & SMALL OFFICE 1 Support/ 17 Offices+7 Baths. *** SUITES *** COMPLETELY RE-DONE. Reception Area. NO NNN 16 parking spaces. All Utilities Included. Contact: Stan Gerlach ANNETTE WOLF • AGT. Must Lease Now! Or: Bryan Dunne Call 310/237-2977 310/441-1811 or 713/266-1444 310/550-2500 310/766-1812
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309 S. Sherbourne Dr. 904-908 Granville Av. ( • • • ----- • • • )
2600 Virginia Ave.
elevator, dishwasher, Fireplace, balcony, controlled access. Close laundry facility, to Cedars/shops/trans. subterranean prkg. 310/247-8689 Near Whole Foods.
dishwasher. Balcony, on-site laundry, parking. Close to school, freeway & transportation.
12424 TeXaS Ave. 1380 Midvale Ave.• 1 B d . + 1 B a . • S p a c i3o u s • • Bachelor • • • • • • 1 Bd. + Den + 1 Ba. 1 B d . 1 Ba. + 4 • 3 Bd. + 1 / Ba. • • 1 Bd. + 1 Ba. • Includes: • • • • • • 2 B d . 2 Ba. + New carpet, stove range, • 2 Bd. + 2 Ba. • Good closet space, a/c, Granite counters,
• • • • • • NEWLY REMODELED = BRENTWOOD = N o r t h o f W i l s h i r e W E S T W O O D Jr. Executive • 417 S. Barrington Av. • CONDO QUALITY • 1409 Midvale Ave. Gourmet Chef's Kitchen, Granite Counters, Stainless • • • • • • • : : : : : : : : : : : : 8 4 3 4 th S t . Appliances, Custom Cabinets, Step Down living Rm., •••• ••• •••• Rooftop pool, • 1 Bdrm. * * * * * Dining Rm, Plantation Shutters, Wood Floors, Master • 1 Bd.+1 Ba. • • deck, central air, : : : : : : +1 Bath • • 1 Bdrm. + 1 Bath • • with Large Walk-In Closet; A/C, Security System, elevator, intercom : : : : : : : : : : : : • • • Balcony, a/c, wet bar, • Gated Courtyard and Grassy Backyard; BHUSD. entry, on-sight laundry, • • Close to Restuarants & Rodeo Drive.
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11666 Goshen Ave.
• 310/440-5051 •
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4 Blks. to Beach.
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• Single • ••
laundry facility, central air, fireplace, stove, elevator, interelevator, parking. com entry, prkg. gym. Close to shops+dining.
• 310/476-2181 •
Close to shopping, dining & schools.
WESTWOOD PARK. 310/478-8616
• WESTWOOD • —————–––– —————–––– —————–––– 10933 Rochester Ave.
S i n g l e 11640 Kiowa Ave. 1342 Centinela Ave. S A N T A M O N I C A BEVERLY HILLS 1 Bd.+Den+11/2 Ba. - 2 Bdrm.+2 Bath •••••••• ( • ) ( • ) ( • ) ( • ) ( • ) Newly Updated 427 Montana Ave. • • • • • • Bright Unit • • • WiFi, central air/heat, Granite countertops, • 1 Bdrm. + 1 Bath • 2 Bd.+Den+2 Ba. fireplace, patio, balcony, on-site • controlled access, 2 Bdrm. + 2 Bath • 1 Bd.+1 Ba. laundry, On-site • pool, elevator, parking, • • • • • • • • Av a i l a b l e parking. Close to • 2 Bd.+2 Ba. Balcony, dishwasher, • laundry facility. for Rent. transportation. French doors in bdrm. to a/c, heated pool, WiFi, 310/312-9871 • 310/442-8265 • Close to Beach . patio overlooking pool • • Shopping & Dining in elevator controlled 310/394-7132 • GORGEOUS UNITS • Brentwood Village access, on-site laundry, W E S T L . A . parking. Close to Central air, large 435 • BRENTWOOD • Brentwood Village, 1628 Westgate Ave. ~ Single ~ GUESTHOUSES balcony, pool, elevator, 125 N. Barrington Av. Shops & Restaurants. ~ 1 Bd. + 1 Ba. ~ on-site laundry, N E W LY U P D AT E D • 310/826-4889 • FOR RENT Bright & Airy. intercom entry. • • • • • Dishwasher, 320 N. La Peer Dr. • 2 Bdrm. • B R E N T W O O D • Intercom entry, on-sight + 2 Bath • G U E S T H O U S E / A P T • 310/246-0290 • 922 S. Barrington Av. parking, on-sight Upscale, Bright, Completely laundry facility. CLOSE TO Gorgeous & Spacious. • 1 Bdrm. +1 Bath • Furnished Turnkey, Fireplace, balcony, Close to transportation. • • • • • SHOPS & DINING A Home Away wet bar, dishwasher, 310/820-1810 With Pool, balcony,
~ Lower ~ Benedict Canyon
• • Single • • •• • • • • 1 Bd.+1 Ba. • • •• ••
Hardwood floors, Wifi, Bright, controlled large closets, walk-in WiFi, a/c, intercom pool, laundry facility, access, balcony, closet, controlled entry, laundry facility, • Free WiFi Access • controlled access, prkg. pool, elevator, access, elevator, elevator, parking, pool. ~ 310/476-3824 ~ laundry facility, prkg. Close to laundry room, parking. C LOSE TO U.C.L.A., BRENTWOOD & U.C.L.A. CLOSE Brentwood Village. Heated pool/gym/sauna. SHOPPING & 1 BLK. Close To U.C.L.A.
10905 Ohio Ave.
• • • • •
WiFi, pool, elevator, controlled access, onsight laundry, parking. Close to U.C.L.A.
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11730 SUNSET BLVD
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—————–––– BEVERLY HILLS 426 S. Maple Dr. #4 Spacious Bright Upper Front 2 Bd.+2 Ba • $2,400
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Completely remodeled • Open House • w/new hardwood flrs., • BEVERLY HILLS • Sat. & Sun. • 9-2pm stainless steel appliances, 2 Bdrm. • $2,690/Mo. Call: 310/556-1284 washer/dryer in unit & X-LARGE LUXURY APT. • Pet Friendly • 2 car parking. Close to Professionally Trader Joes and Cedars. decorated. $3,950/MO. All new interior. BEVERLY HILLS ADJ Bedford/Olympic Call 818/613-8857 Upper, Hrwd. flrs.,
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136 S. Palm Dr. 2+Den+2 • $3,500 201 N. LA PEER DR. 2+2 • $3,200 2 BEDROOM, 2 BATH $2,595/MO. 1+Den+2 • $2,800 BRIGHT & SPACIOUS UNITS. New hardwood & carpet flooring, upgraded kitchen, Central air/heat. • OPEN HOUSE • balcony, central air, pool, Sun. • 1-4pm elevator, 2 car secured pkng.
MIRACLE MILE • Upper Bachelor • $795 Inclds. Utilities Carpet, mini-blinds, microwave, refrigerator, shower. No kitchen or stove. Close to LACMA/ transport./restaurants
Call 310/821-4903 NEAR WILSHIRE/FAIRFAX
550 Veteran Ave. ••••• • 2 Bd.+2 Ba. • 1 Bd.+1 Ba. • Single Very spacious, granite counters, microwave, intercom entry, on-sight laundry, parking & WiFi. Very close to UCLA & Westwood Village. 310/208-5166
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CVB FUNDING (Continued from page 1)
fund the CVB, the Rodeo Drive Committee (RDC) and the holiday decor program. The funding request was a product of discussions between the City Council liaisons and the Rodeo Drive Committee/special events and liaisons Mayor Bosse and Councilmember Nancy Krasne; and a meeting of the CVB/Marketing Committee and liaisons Mayor Bosse and Councilmember John Mirisch. The CVB highlighted some events in a video presentation. Highlights include Chinese New Year, Suite 100, Diner en Blanc, and Centennial events
LOMA VISTA ACCIDENT LEADS TO ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY (Continued from page 1)
driver. The other two were fatalities; the driver lost control of the vehicle and in both instances, an LAPD officer was killed. Officer Nicholas Lee died in the accident March 7 and Det. Ernest L. Allen Sr. was killed May 9. The City issued a Stop Work Order for the entire Trousdale on May 9 immediately following the fatal crash, putting a halt to heavy hauling vehicles. All project managers were notified and no deliveries or hauls have occurred since that date. As a precaution, extra patrols have been stationed at all four entrances to the Trousdale area. There are currently 47 active construction sites in Trousdale, 17 that involve hauling, demolition, concrete, framing and building swimming pools.
CONGRESS CANDIDATES MEET WITH COURIER EDITORS (Continued from page 1)
make teaching the most attractive profession in the world.” Miller said he hopes to take a federal role in leading the conversation by making a pot of money available that would raise starting and ending salaries for new teachers. On campaign finance reform, Miller says his proposal includes lawmakers being “banned from raising money for industries and special interests they regulate. Everyone
L.A. SHERIFF CANDIDATES TALK TO THE COURIER (Continued from page 1)
successful and bring them in.” James Hellmold is a 25year veteran of the Sheriff’s department who currently serves as Assistant Sheriff. Early in his career, he served as an aid for former Sheriff Lee Baca. He says he is “proud of his service with (Baca). To me, he is a very brilliant visionary.”
BEVERLY HILLS funded liability for employee compensation. “We’ve been very generous. We’ve paid both the employee and the employer share,” said Councilmember John Mirisch. “Under the new rules of the Public Employee Pension Reform Act (PEPRA) it is no longer allowed. Employees must pay the employee share.” Mirisch expressed concern that this agreement did nothing to address unfunded pension liability issues for the future. “I understand that its ‘costneutral’ because we’re already paying for it. It’s a very good deal, but taxpayers are stuck with it,” he said. “We have a systemic problem and it’s going to get worse. I cannot support this.” The salary increase is meant as a “compromise” said City Treasurer Eliot Finkel to ease the transition to paying for their own pension plans for employees. The agreement will go into affect upon a vote by the City Council, but not be retroactive. City staff has been in negotiation since Aug. 2013; their contracts expired last October. Salaries will increase an additional 1-percent in Oct. 2014 to be renegotiated in Oct. 2015. All told, the City will pay out an additional $919,616 over the next two years. The employee bargaining groups are: the Confidential Employees Association of Beverly Hills, the Supervisors Association of Beverly Hills, the Management and Professional Employees Association of Beverly Hills, the Safety Support Association of Beverly Hills, and the Municipal Employees Association of Beverly Hills.
merchandise. “I am delighted the strategic plan and tactics for fiscal year 13/14 were so well received,” said Julie Wagner. CVB CEO Julie Wagner will join Peninsula Beverly Hills’ Managing Director Offer Nissenbaum on a trade mission to China Sunday. A Rodeo Drive Committee video documented the year, beginning with the Rodeo de Caballos in October, kicking off a year of Centennial events. The Holiday Lighting Ceremony, Chinese New Year Celebration and the Centennial Block Party and Taste of Beverly Hills are highlights of the year’s events. The RDC will receive
$867,000 for events and marketing initiatives to promote commerce on Rodeo Dr. Among the regularly scheduled initiatives for the coming FY are two new initiatives. The RDC will have an advertising campaign at Los Angeles International Airport ($150,000) and upgrade the Rodeo Dr. website ($98,000). Travel and Tourism are growth industries in Beverly Hills. The City’s Finance Department projects $35,500,000 in Transient Occupancy Tax revenues for the 2014-15 fiscal year ahead. The funds allocated for the Rodeo Drive Committee and the CVB come from the Tourism and Marketing Budget.
All of these activities require heavy haul vehicles. Seven more that will require heavy haul trucks are in plan-check. The City will examine “basement”construction, which requires excavation and cement trucks. Limits on project size are under consideration, as are limits on the number of large-scale projects. Permitting options will be used in conjunction with enforcement. Tuesday, Staff recommended the addition of sitespecific hauling plans as a prerequisite for issuing permits. The City is considering a restriction on truck size to two axles and 26,000-pounds fully loaded, with a detailed hauling plan for those truck deliveries. Each construction site would be required to have a comprehensive hauling schedule, a predefined hauling route, a hauling permit renewable every 30-days, a proof of daily vehicle inspection form, a 90day CHP truck certification, enforced by commercial vehicle
experts. Special braking systems (“Jake brakes”) on large deliveries, staggered permits for excavations and cement work, security cameras, increased patrols and speed bumps are also being considered. Increased signage and speed monitoring, permanent speed indicator signs, additional CHP assistance and road striping are also in the works. City staff will seek community input and ideas to reach the zero tolerance goal. With the combination of efforts by the BHPD, City staff, input from the community, CHP assistance and the anticipated recommendations which are expected at the end of the month by transportation engineering firm Fehr & Peers, the City will implement a detailed plan to reach the Zero Goal that could become the gold standard for safe development throughout the hillside areas.
knows that’s a conflict of interest.” Miller says the Purple Line Extension under Beverly Hills High School is an issue he has kept an eye on and that he wants to do more research before taking a stance in support or opposition. Marianne Williamson brings a unique perspective to the race, her first foray into politics. She is perhaps best known as an author with four New York Times #1 best sellers. Williamson is also passionate about campaign finance reform. She calls it the “Issue underlying all these other issues.
It’s reckless and irresponsible.” On education, Williamson says she supports universal access to preschool and that access to education must be cheaper for young Americans. “Student loan debt exceeds credit card debt in America.” Williamson says she is “totally opposed” to the Purple Line Extension under Beverly Hills High School. “50 years from now people will be saying, ‘what were they thinking?’” Williamson said about the possibility of the subway going under BHHS. David Kanuth has been a public defender for seven years
and before that helped build start-up tech companies from the ground up. On education, Kanuth says looking at how parents, students and schools use the time before and after school is critically important. Kanuth is also pushing for immigration reform. “Everybody agrees we need immigration reform, but I think there’s a lack of leadership and political courage.” Kanuth said he is “for a pathway to citizenship. Probably a shorter pathway than most, but they need to be lawabiding residents.” Another issue Kanuth is
passionate about is climate change. He says he hopes to not just push more discussion to the forefront, but to help Americans more easily understand climate change. Kanuth said he needed more time to study the safety concerns regarding the Purple Line Extension under Beverly Hills High School, but noted that “it sounds like we should be following just the general methane issue. That’s a danger to begin with. Anytime you’re in a situation involving students and teachers, you want to be safer than any other.”
Hellmold says Baca took the fall for rogue members of the department. “They all pointed the finger at Baca, but they were in charge. Being such a noble person, he said ‘the buck stops here.’” He is pushing “progressive reform” to “modernize our department in all aspects... with clear expectations and accountability for our employees.” On the topic of modernizing the department, Hellmold says he wants the department’s
79 buses and 3,000 vehicles to be fuel efficient and eco-friendly. “I’m going to do it immediately. It’s cost effective, clean and the right thing to do.” Hellmold says he too wants to reduce the amount of time deputies currently spend in the jails” Former Undersheriff Paul Tanaka has more than 30 years of service with the Sheriff’s Department. He met with The Courier before the Los Angeles Times reported that he and current Capt. William Carey were
subjects of a federal grand jury investigation into excessive force and corruption in L.A. County jails. Tanaka did tell The Courier that he had been subpoenaed as a witness in the trial, but that he was limited in what he could say about the case. Tanaka told The Courier his first order of business would restructuring the command staff. “Half the command staff will be gone. I know them. That’s the institutional knowl-
edge nobody else has. I will clean house.” Tanaka said. Tanaka touted his experience working on the department’s budget over the last decade. “I’m proud to say in 11 years, nobody else has run this department’s budget. Certainly not at these ranks. And we never went over budget once.” All agreed that the mentally ill patients must be separated from the general population in the county jail, which is not the case in the currently proposed $2 billion jail expansion.
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Only Councilman John Mirisch expressed disapproval for the agreements. A vote will not be taken until the second reading of the proposals at the next City Council meeting June 17. An ordinance passed in December 2013 requires that MOUs be placed on two council agendas at least two weeks apart and posted on the City website at least 72-hours in advance. The City of Beverly Hills will pay out nearly $1 million more in net compensation-related costs to its employees over the next two years if the proposed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the City's bargaining groups are approved by the Beverly Hills City Council. MOUs concerning the City's employee compensation plans will require employees to contribute 8-percent of their annual salary to their own retirement plans. Previously, the City of Beverly Hills had paid the full employee contribution for miscellaneous employees. To offset the “burden” of having to pay into their own pension fund, the City will grant employees a 10-percent salary increase, thus netting a two percent salary increase. “Eight percent of that we were responsible for anyway,” said Councilmember Nancy Krasne. “It may appear that it’s an enormous increase when in fact, its an offset. We were obligated anyway; we’ve just shifted the obligation,” she said. However, the City faces well over $100 million in un-
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MARCIA WILSON HOBBS THE COURIER’S ELECTION ENDORSEMENTS
U.S. Representative (33rd Congressional District) - Ted Lieu Henry Waxman’s retirement after giving 40 years of faithful service representing our district surfaced 18 candidates to follow in his footsteps. Our editorial team has attended many of the candidates forums and we chose to interview the six who had gathered considerable support – Wendy Gruel, David Kanuth,Ted Lieu, Matt Miller, Elan Carr, and Marianne Williamson – over the last two weeks. I hope you will read Matt Lopez’s articles written about all six last week and in today’s paper. It has been extremely difficult to sort through all the information, speeches, and ideas generated by this energetic group of candidates, but in the end we are endorsing Ted Lieu. Ted, most recently a California State Senator, has also served on the Torrance City Council, in the California State Assembly, and continues to serve in the Air Force Reserve. He made good on his promise to himself to give back to the United States and he wants to continue in that vein. The Courier questioned all the candidates on their position on the subway and Ted made the time to walk the campus, meet with consultants and developed a good understanding of the problems with the Metro tunnel under BHHS. He is tough, asked the right questions, and has shown independence in the past on difficult issues. Wendy Gruel said she would make a decision based “on safety” and Matt Miller was not well versed on the issue, but listened carefully. Matt, who served in the Clinton administration (as did Wendy) as a Senior Advisor in the White House Office of Management and Budget also impressed our editorial board with his knowledge and proficiency on financial issues. Marianne Williamson was very clear on opposing the subway under the high school and any other special-interest project. David Kanuth has surprised all with his ability to raise funds and become a credible candidate in a crowded race. We were very impressed with our own Beverly Hills resident Elan Carr and hope that he will gather all the Republican votes. We are fortunate to have choices, but the bottom line is Ted Lieu will do the homework, will be independent, and has the experience and the chops to get a seat at the table and be an excellent representative and defender of this district. Sheriff of Los Angeles County - Jim McDonnell We have met with the three leading candidates to succeed Lee Baca and endorse current Long Beach Police Chief Jim McDonnell for Los Angeles County Sheriff. McDonnell spent most of his career with the Los Angeles Police Department. He is a consummate professional who barely lost the top LAPD job to Charlie Beck. Since taking up his post in Long Beach, he has improved that department impressively. That said, as we told Chief McDonnell, our greatest fear is a change of attitude in the Sheriff’s Department. We know cultural differences between the LAPD’s: “hardcore-we-are-here-toenforce-the-laws” and the Sheriff’s Department’s: “we’re here to protect you and we’re one of you.” That’s also what we told Chief McDonnell. The Courier endorses Jim McDonnell for Sheriff. California State Treasurer - John Chiang The Courier wholeheartedly endorses a vote for John Chiang to become treasurer of the state of California. Chiang serves now as the state’s controller and under his administration the office has become a model for transparency in government and service to the taxpayers—his employees answer the phone promptly, research your questions, and follow through precisely and in a timely manner. Other state agencies, for example, the Secretary of State’s office, run you through Internet hell, are grumpy if you happen to reach them by phone, and refuse to fix their own mistakes. Chiang was the first state controller to post state, county, and city salaries online in an effort to educate us and make that information available to the general public. He was quite clear that the Bell scandal resulted from secrecy about how resident’s tax money was expended. The Courier has followed his example and continues to post complete salary and benefit information on all employees of the City of Beverly Hills to inform our neighbors on our website. Chiang is accessible and responsive and, in our opinion, will be proactive in educating all of us on the intricacies of buying and selling bonds and the implications for future indebtedness and possible threats to California’s financial stability. OTHER OFFICES The Courier offers its endorsements only for certain offices of particular interest to its readers or where voters may consider our views material to their decisions. Above all, The Courier encourages all its readers to vote. Governor of California - Democratic: Edmund G. 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This is the third in a series about mother/ daughter philanthropists and their devotion to the Blue Ribbon of The Music Center. Pictured: Judy Felsenthal (left) and her daughter Lisa Neipris
Judy Felsenthal (mother of Lisa Neipris) • Were you brought up to appreciate the value of giving back and, if so, who instilled this spirit in you? My parents were very involved with different charities when I was growing up, and set an early example for me about helping others. My mother volunteered with the Red Cross and transcribed braille for the blind, which led me in college to do recordings for the blind. Since college I have tutored children, volunteered at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and been involved in various charities and served on their boards. • What have you personally gained from “giving back?” I wanted to set the same example for my children. I volunteered in all their classrooms through grade school. For my daughter, Lisa, her participation in giving back started with our Brownie troop, with the girls helping to plant trees, singing at senior citizen’s homes, making holiday cards for sick children in the hospital, among other projects. I've been blessed in my life and it feels good to “give back” and help others. When helping a child learn to read or helping the nurses at the hospital, I feel I am contributing to society and making someone's life easier. • What are some of the reasons that you joined Blue Ribbon and why did you encourage your daughter to join? Joining the Blue Ribbon gave me the chance to meet other women with the same values and to contribute on a larger scale. The Children’s Festival reaches 18,000 fifth graders a year where we bring a theatrical performance to The Music Center for them to enjoy. I have been working on the festival since I joined in 1989 and telling my daughter about it each year. She has come with me to many of the Blue Ribbon functions and feels fortunate to have been able to join and participate in the Children’s Festival beside me. It has been a great source of enjoyment for me to have her work with me in introducing the arts to young children. This has proven to be a great bonding experience for both of us. Lisa Neipris (daughter of Judy Felsenthal) • How/when were you introduced to the concept of “giving back?” The concept of giving back was always important in my family. My mother, father, and grandparents whole-heartedly gave time, finances, and resources to wide variety of different causes and organizations throughout my youth. It is difficult to pinpoint one particular incident, as giving back and helping those in need, seemed to be more of a way of life, rather than an isolated occasion. • How instrumental was your mother in sharing this concept with you? She was very instrumental in sharing this concept with me, and is an inspiration in terms of how much she gives of herself and the valuable contributions made to the community. She has volunteered and served on a number of boards throughout the years, in the areas of healthcare, education, and the arts. My mother has served on the board of the Blue Ribbon, JVS, and The Amie Karen Cancer Foundation for Children, and helped organize fundraising events for the CCFA and Otis College of Art and Design. Being so involved with the arts myself, I was particularly interested in her commitment to the Blue Ribbon and always heard wonderful news about the Children’s Festival. • What have you gained by being a member of Blue Ribbon? I joined the Blue Ribbon last year and have gained so much already. After hearing about the Children’s Festival for years, it was very exciting to volunteer and see how excited the 18,000 5th graders were to see a professional dance performance and have the opportunity to visit The Music Center. I could tell what a special day it was for them and how impacted they were to see these talented artists perform in such a beautiful venue, as the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. I have also personally enjoyed events organized by the Blue Ribbon, including different performances at The Music Center. I loved going backstage and seeing the sets of Tosca. I have met a number of wonderful, unique, and inspiring women in the group. • What have you learned from your mother about philanthropy that you hope to pass on to your children? My mother encouraged me to volunteer and become involved with different charities and organizations that are special to me, along with seeking out opportunities to become more involved with my community. Throughout the years, I have volunteered with Project Angel Food and the West Hollywood Food Coalition. As a designer of a women’s clothing line, I was able to combine my work and philanthropy, by putting on fashion shows at fundraising events for Operation School Bell and World Class Youth, which works to stop child trafficking. I have a 7-month-old daughter and hope to inspire her to incorporate philanthropy into her daily life, as my mother has inspired for me. For the time being, we are just working on crawling and saying “mama.”
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