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BHHS students to present French cabaret next Tuesday evening. 4

Beverly Hills Police display wrecked car to show consequences of actions. 4

The Courier Presents Fashion Director To Rodeo Drive The Courier introduced its new fashion director, Tawny Sanders, to Beverly Hills at an invitation-only reception at Two Rodeo on Monday evening, May 23. The event drew over 120 of Beverly Hills’ leading civic and community officials and retailers. Sanders will head The Courier’s new monthly “Fashion Forward!” section and the fash-

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COURIER PA R T Y — Rodeo Drive Committee President Tom Blumenthal, Council member Lili Bosse and The Courier’s new F a s h i o n Director Tawny Sanders at The Courier invitational reception at Two Rodeo. For more photos from the event see page 17.

(see ‘FASHION FORWARD,’ page 26)

Affaire In The Gardens art show a huge success. 5

Concrete is poured at the Beverly Hills 9/11 memorial site. 7

Courier Bid To City Of BH: "No Price Hike For 2011-12" The Beverly Hills Courier submitted its annual bid to the City of Beverly Hills to publish legal notice advertising, with no price increase for the coming year. This advertising, most of which is paid for by applicants

and developers–not the City–is required by California law. This is the fifth year out of the last seven that The Courier has held the line on price hikes to the (see ‘CITY CONTRACT,’ page 26)

Wannabe Pilot Still Flying High With M-B, BH Chamber City declares May as Lupus Awareness Month. 8 •Fashion 11 •Arts and Entertainment 16 •Restaurant Review 21 •Education 12 •Birthdays 22

George Christy, Page 6 The Lonely Midnight Wanderer Falls In Love With The City Of Light; The Skinny On The Hanky-Spanky In The Halls Of Mont Reve Editorial from Rabbi Pressman AND MORE

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By John L. Seitz president of the He originally Beverly Hills wanted to be a Chamber of Comcommercial airmerce. lines’ pilot but When he first n o w — f o u r became general decades later— manager of MerBruce Schulman cedes Benz of Bevfinds himself erly Hills six years heading one of ago, Schulman reBruce Schulman the nation’s most alized two things prestigious auto dealerships as right away. First, he was suddenwell as becoming a true power- ly dealing with stars and celebrihouse in the local business com(see ‘SCHULMAN,’ page 27) munity as the incoming board

Devorah Hankin To Leave BHEF In an announcement to the BHEF Board of Directors last week, Devorah Moos-Hankin announced her intention to step down as chief executive officer effective July 1. Hankin has served as full-time CEO for three years, as a volunteer President of the Board for two years prior and as a Director (see ‘HANKIN,’ page 24)

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Mirisch Wants Money For Southeast By The Courier Staff Council member John Mirisch at Tuesday’s city council meeting highlighted the neglect of Southeast Beverly Hills, citing commercial vacancies, landscaping and parking problems

on Robertson, Olympic and East Wilshire. “I feel for many years, through inertia, the southeast part of town has gotten a little bit shortchanged and I’d like to set (see ‘SOUTHEAST,’ page 24)

Council Takes City Marketing Money For Social Services By The Courier Staff The Beverly Hills City Council Tuesday diverted $220,000 from the city’s Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) marketing mon-

ey to fund private social service groups. The Council first diverted the funds two years ago when city (see ‘TOT,’ page 27)

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By Marla Schevker The trial of former BHUSD Director of Planning and Facilities Karen Christiansen was postponed Wednesday at the trial

readiness conference. The conference was held in Judge Judith Champagne’s courtroom at De(see ‘CHRISTIANSEN,’ page 24)

OUR FURRY FRIENDS PARADE ON THE RED CARPET—Jack Black embraces his co-star Po at the premiere of Kung Fu Panda 2. Another night Crystal hailed her fans before the premiere of The Hangover Part II. More photos in George Christy’s column on page 6. Gilbert Flores/Celebrity Photo


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NOTICE OF COMMISSION VACANCY

NOTICE OF COMMISSION VACANCY

PLANNING COMMISSION

FINE ART COMMISSION

The Beverly Hills City Council is seeking qualified residents to fill one position on the Planning Commission. The initial term of office for the position is two years. At the discretion of the City Council, the Commissioner may be reappointed to a second term of four years. The appointee will be required to file an initial and an annual “Statement of Economic Interests” financial disclosure.

The Beverly Hills City Council is seeking qualified residents to fill one upcoming vacancy on the Fine Art Commission. The initial term of office is for two years. At the discretion of the City Council, the Commissioner may be reappointed to a second term of four years. Each appointee will be required to file an initial and an annual “Statement of Economic Interests” financial disclosure.

In order that we may preserve the integrity of the application and interview process, please direct all inquiries to the City Clerk, City Manager or the Director of Community Development. Please DO NOT contact the City Councilmembers or the members of the Planning Commission regarding the vacancy.

In order that we may preserve the integrity of the application and interview process, please direct all inquiries to the City Clerk, City Manager or the Director of Community Services. Please DO NOT contact the City Councilmembers or members of the Fine Art Commission regarding the Fine Art Commission vacancy.

Application forms for the Planning Commission, along with a description of the duties of a Commissioner, and filing details are available for pickup in the City Clerk’s Office, Room 290, 455 N. Rexford Drive, or call 310.285.2400 to receive an application and information by mail or by email.

Application forms for the Fine Art Commission, along with a description of the duties of a Commissioner, and filing details are available for pickup in the City Clerk’s Office, Room 290, 455 N. Rexford Drive, or call 310.285.2400 to receive an application and information by mail or by e-mail.

The deadline for filing applications for this Commission is Monday, June 13, 2011, at 5:30 p.m.

The deadline for filing applications for this Commission is Monday, June 20, 2011 at 5:30 p.m.

BYRON POPE, CMC, City Clerk

BYRON POPE, CMC, City Clerk

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B E V E R LY H I L L S M A I N N E W S DELICIOUS DELIGHTS— Montage Beverly Hills executive pastry chef Richard Ruskell will hold private pastry classes on the last Wednesday of each month starting June 29. Ruskell said he was prompted to start the classes after hearing from so many people that they thought desserts were too hard to create. The classes, called “Yes You Can Desserts,” will be one-hour sessions costing $50 each from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Attendees will receive the recipes that Ruskell creates in front of them as well as samples of the finished pastries or ingredients to create them. To reserve a place or for more information, call the hotel at 310-860-7940. Courier photo by Brenton Garen

HEALTH AND SAFETY—The Health and Safety Commission presented an award to Les Bronte and the “Every 15 Minutes” program Tuesday for enhancing the health and safety of the community. From left: Karén Setian, Gail Millan, Peter Landau, Debra Judelson, Les Bronte, Mayor Barry Brucker, Councilmember Dr. Julian Gold, Sandra Aronberg, Stacia Kopeikin and David Seidel.

Arbitration Goes Against William Morris Endeavor The Courier received unconfirmed reports that the arbitration between William Morris Endeavor and George Comfort & Sons over the lease of their new building on Canon Drive was decided in favor of Comfort.

The matter is now in the damages phase. William Morris Agency was the main tenant of the new building, built by Comfort. After its merger with Endeavor, the surviving company claimed Comfort violated the lease by

allowing another artists/talent agency to share the parking garage. William Morris Endeavor refused to occupy the space and the arbitration ensued. Neither side would comment as of press time.

BH Surgeon, Wife Released On Bail For Assaulting Police Officer By Brenton Garen A Beverly Hills cosmetic surgeon and his wife were released on $50,000 bail each last Saturday after the couple allegedly assaulted a BHPD officer Friday when a unit responded to a dispute between the surgeon and an ex-employee at 465 N. Roxbury Dr. As officers attempted to

TOWER OF HOPE GALA—Pictured at last Sunday’s 9th annual Tower of Hope Gala held in The Beverly Hilton to benefit Tower Cancer Research Foundation are (from left): Gala co-chair Linda Levenson Delsack; Humanity honorees Ken and Dee Suddleson; Healing honoree Dr. Allan W. Silberman; Emcee Steven Weber; TCRF Chairman Abby Levy; Comedian Martin Short; Hope honoree Kelly Prather; TCRF President Dr. Sol Hamburg; and gala co-chair Sue Ross-Chayes.

Disabled Placards Confiscated In DMV Sting Op By Brenton Garen DMV agents were out in force in Beverly Hills yesterday confiscating disabled parking placards from drivers who they did not belong to. While the results will not be available until later this afternoon, The Courier obtained the results of the same sting operation held on the 300 block of Camden Drive on Feb. 28 and April 12. Four DMV investigators and a supervisor issued seven

misdemeanor citations from 20 motorists checked over a sixhour period on Feb. 28. On April 12, the same number of agents issued four misdemeanor citations from the 16 motorists checked over a five-hour period. Vito Scattaglia, deputy chief, DMV division of investigations, told The Courier that these citations were not parking violations, rather misdemeanor citations that carried a court appearance and fines be-

SAFETY FIRST—The Beverly Hills Police Department placed a wrecked car in front of the sidewalk leading to Beverly Hills High School to remind students attending prom and grad night that their actions have consequences. The car was put on display Wednesday, May 18, and will remain on display through today. Courier photo by Marla Schevker

tween $600 and $1500. Scattaglia said Camden Drive was a target area after the DMV had received complaints of able-bodied gym members using disabled parking placards. The citations fall under the vehicle code section having to do with disabled person parking placards improper usage, lending for improper usage, counterfeit or falsifying of the placard. —bgaren@bhcourier.com

Pay tribute to our fallen Vets at Los Angeles National Cemetery at 10:30 a.m. on Memorial Day, Monday, May 30. This event, open to the public, will feature a live band and give attendees an opportunity to honor those who have fallen for our country. The Los Angeles National Cemetery is located at 950 South Sepulveda Blvd.

mediate the dispute on the 10th floor of the building, 42-yearold Dr. Shane Sheibani, also known as Daniel S. Davidson, allegedly became belligerent and attacked one of the officers, BHPD Sgt Lincoln Hoshino told The Courier. The Courier understands (see ‘ASSAULT,’ page 18)

Council Approves Tree Removal

By Tricia Arend The City Council approved a staff recommendation to remove and replace 16 Ficus trees on the section of Angelo Drive between Benedict Canyon and Bridle Lane at the Council study session on May 24. City staff received a petition from residents of Angelo

Drive in July 2010 asking for the removal and replacement of the Ficus trees because the trees’ root systems have disrupted private and public property. Resident Leslie Shlecter, who spoke at the meeting after a presentation on the subject by Parks and Urban Forest (see ‘TREE,’ page 18)

BIENVENUE— BHHS French students Deborah Sparks (from left), Natalie Gordon, Anna Bella Korbatov, Victoria Gordon, Giosiana Turchetti, Brittney Bohnat and Dakta Maysnet look forward to Tuesday’s cabaret evening. Courier photo by Brenton Garen

BHHS To Present French Cabaret By Brenton Garen French students at Beverly High will put on their annual cabaret next Tuesday, May 31. It will be held in the student cafeteria on the third floor. Food and drinks will be available from 5:30 p.m. on the patio. There will be a silent auction and raffle before the program starts at 7 p.m. There will be about 20 to 22 acts with students performing skits in French, as well as singing, playing instruments

and dancing to French music. Teacher Corinne Carlson said the cabaret motivated the students about French and what they’d accomplished. She expected 200 to 300 people to attend the free evening which is open to the public. Students who entered the National French Contest will also receive their awards on the night. There were 34 who were in the top 20 percent and, of these, 22 students were in the top 10 percent of entrants.


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PRE PROM— Makeup artist Marina Gravani applies make-up to Victoria Priano at L’Ermitage Hotel on Burton Way. ARTISTS by Timothy Priano held the pre prom gathering for Victoria Priano and four of her friends last Saturday. All of the girls had a great time, said C E O Ti m o t h y Priano.

ART IN THE GARDEN—Painter Steven Michael O’Connor smiles next to a piece from his “Vibration” series.

Local Art Show Attracts Serious Buyers By The Courier Staff The Beverly Hills gardens were abloom with art last weekend when the City hosted its 38th bi-annual Affaire in the Gardens. Artists from all over came together to give patrons a high quality art show. One artist, painter Steven Michael O’-

Connor said he enjoyed the Affaire in the Gardens because participation is based on a jury selection, which chooses quality art and ultimately brings serious buyers. O’Connor said this was his sixth time participating in (see ‘AFFAIRE,’ page 20)

ENJOYING THE ART—At last weekend’s Affaire in the Gardens Art Show were, from left, Annette Saleh, president of the Beverly Hills Education Foundation; Zale Richard Rubins, architectural commissioner, and Councilwoman Lili Bosse.

Horace Mann To Hold Biennial Olympics By Marla Schevker Horace Mann will be holding its traditional Olympic Day today at 1 p.m. on its athletic field. Starting in 1984, Olympic Day originated as a way to celebrate the Los Angeles Olympics and get students excited about the Olympics and athletics. The Olympics occur once every two years and involves all students, K8. Activities include relay races, scoot-

er races and long jump. It begins with a parade before school where all students walk around the track and culminates in a tug-ofwar competition between the eighth grade students and the faculty. Every participant will receive a ribbon. “I love to promote a K-8 situation,” Horace Mann Principal Steve Kessler said. “Everyone watches everyone. It’s really fun.”

BHEF Holds Annual Summer Programs The Beverly Hills Education Foundation is once again running two summer programs, an enrichment program for students in K-8 and a high school program for credit and college preparation. Both programs run July 5 through August 5. The K-8 program will be held at El Rodeo School and offers academic classes such as kindergarten

round up, first grade magic, language arts, and study skills for academic success. Students may also take creative writing, exploring our oceans, experimenting with science, computer keyboarding, computer applications, math mania, Spanish culture, guitar, arts and crafts, digital photography and (see ‘SUMMER SCHOOL,’ page 23)

‘Click It Or Ticket’ Campaign In Effect By Brenton Garen Buckle up and be safe is the message from the head of the BHPD traffic bureau for this Memorial Day weekend and beyond. From now through June 5, Beverly Hills police are participating in the statewide campaign called ‘Click It or Ticket’ which has officers stepping up enforcement of motorists not wearing

their seatbelts. BHPD Traffic Bureau Commander Lt. Mark Rosen told The Courier there were no targeted enforcement activities in Beverly Hills, but officers would be stepping up their awareness keeping an eye out for anyone breaking the law. “Use of seatbelts is up now in the (see ‘SEATBELT,’ page 23)

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Assessed Valuation To Increase 1 Percent By Marla Schevker The BHUSD received a letter from the Los Angeles County Assessors office late last week stating there is a projected 1 percent increase in 2011/2012 assessed valuation. Assessed Valuation, or the value of a property as determined by an assessor, does not determine property taxes directly. However, Assistant Superintendent of Business Services Alex Cherniss said there is a direct correlation. “If property is worth more there is an assumption you’ll collect more taxes,” Cherniss said. Even though these are just projected numbers, Cherniss said it was a positive development. There is never a definite number when it comes to property tax

collection. “It’s safe to assume we won’t collect less next year then we did this year,” Cherniss said. Vice President Brian Goldberg said he believed the increase in Assessed Value is a good sign for the entirety of Beverly Hills. “It’s good news for the City, not just the schools,” Goldberg said. “That should help relieve the pressure on the JPA. When we get more property taxes, so does the City.” Cherniss said the assessors office will issue a report to the BHUSD with projected revenue collections in August. This projection, while also not guaranteed, will give the BHUSD an idea of how much they will receive next year.


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Ernest Hemingway in a standout performance from Corey Stohl, Gertrude Stein played by Kathy Bates, who’s equally wonderful, as are Adrien Brody as Salvador Dali, and Marion Cottilard as a flirtatious French beauty in love with La Belle Epoque.

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Owen Wilson and Rachel McAdams co-star in Woody Allen’s Midnight In Paris. Owen may be the skinniest romantic leading man you’ll ever see. “What’s great about working with Woody,” says Owen, “is that you may change the dialogue for your own comfort.”

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o swearing. No car crashes. No special effects. In an adult movie? “Finally,” sighed one premieregoer after the AFI Associates’ screening of Woody Allen’s Midnight In Paris, a love poem to the City of Light. He’s a born romantic, proof positive being Woody’s alluring visions of New York and London and Barcelona that fill the screens. As he has with his last five movies and their montages of that become beguiling travelogues. Like a five-course dinner at Laperouse, Midnight In Paris is to be savored.

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elcoming the SRO audience at the Samuel Goldwyn Theatre, AFI president and CEO Bob Cassale announced that Midnight In Paris, starring Owen Wilson as a lonely night-time wanderer and Rachel McAdams as his feisty fiancee, is Woody’s 50th movie. Archivists beg to differ, that this is his 4lst or 44th. Bob reminded about Woody’s clever jab at Los Angeles – “I could not live in a city where the only cultural advantage is making a right turn on a red light.” Woody’s also said, “Life doesn’t imitate art, it imitates bad television.”

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ere’s Zelda and Scott Fitzgerald, Picasso, Matisse, Amedeo Modigliani, Toulouse-Lautrec, Man Ray, and Cole Porter singing and playing the piano with his melodies.

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the while, Woody and his director of photography Darius Khondji capture landmarks such as Montmartre, Place de la Concorde, the flea market, Notre Dame Garden Square, Maxim’s, Laperouse, the Shakespeare & Co. book store. Threaded throughout is the saxophone music of expatriate Sidney Bechet, Woody being a fan of vintage jazz. A dreamscape for Francophiles.

While in pre-production,

Woody and wife Soon-Yi Previn breakfasted with French president Nicolas Sarkozy and First Lady Carla Bruni at the Elysee Palace. Woody suggested Carla appear in a cameo, promising she’d work for only two days. Overnight, Carla was written into a scene as a Rodin Museum guide, embarassed by pompous professor Michael Sheen, who hasn’t any clue of what he’s talking about.

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oody still writes on an Olympia portable typewriter that he bought for $40 when he was 16, and keeps a wrinkled brown bag in his closet to store ideas and jokes. Says that he fell in love with Paris in 1964 during the eight months when his screenplay, What’s New Pussycat, was being filmed. “The movie was a mess. I wanted to stay, didn’t have the guts to leave New York, and sometimes wish I had.” (An aside about Paris: Samuel Morse bedded there “to paint,” was quite accomplished, and ended up inventing the telegraph and the code; Paris has a way of ambushing its visitors.)

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schia, idyllic Ischia, that summertime haunt of Truman Capote, is an island in the Tyrrhenian Sea, near Capri, and not far from the Gulf of Naples. Our twenty-something friends, India Irving and Mario Rivelli, will be there in July with their charming fifteen-minute movie, Mont Reve, that will open Ischia’s Global Film and Music Festival.

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hroughout the filming, the Ivy’s favored owner/chef Richard Irving took over as the Craft Services, cooking delicious meals for the ecstatic staff and crew. Would that we could have been there!

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drawer, as he weaves us into a time-travel lovefest of icons from the ’20s, when artists and writers flocked to Paris for inspiration.

previous residence of the late director George Cukor, which we christened Villa Abondanza in our article in Andy Warhol’s Interview magazine. Inspired interiors that Baroness Pauline de Rothschild would have admired, along with the thousand rosebushes, fragrant flowers and vegetable gardens.

Mario Rivelli and India Irving co-star in their charming short, Mont Reve, which will open the Ischia Global Film and Music Festival this summer

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ndia and Mario created the story of Mont Reve, a name for an imaginary private school in Europe where “the sons and daughters of royals, along with the children of tycoons” are enrolled. India’s the daughter of Lynn von Kersting and Richard Irving, who’ve given us the fabled Ivy restaurants, also Lynn’s stylish Indigo Seas shop, where Ralph Lauren and photographer Bruce Weber shop whenever they’re in town.

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ynn reveals that financing’s now available to begin production for a feature, with European investors pleased that several languages are spoken, which will enhance the global market. Both India and Mario are fluent in Italian, French, Spanish, all in the dialogue of Mont Reve. For years, India summered in Capri, helping with errands at the Grand Hotel Quisisana. She also clerked in Paris at Shakespeare & Co., established on the rue Bucherie in 1919 by heiress Sylvia Beach, who published James Joyce’s Ulysses, which was banned in the U.S.

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Midnight In Paris raked in $579,000 during its opening weekend with only six theaters. Two in L.A., and four in New York, and opens wider this weekend. Thanks to Sony Pictures Classics presidents Michael Barker and Tom Bernard for their smarts to buy and distribute Midnight In Paris, which rates amongst Woody’s finest.

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Yoga Is Key To Create The Perfect Wine By Tricia Arend ed musician, Wente will practice poses The blending process used to turn throughout the day to help increase his Wente Vineyard grapes into the stellar energy and creativity. wines sold around BevIn order to spread erly Hills at locations the practice and such as Il Buco and demonstrate how easily Sushi Ki Ra La is an art yoga can be incorporatthat requires mental baled into one’s life, Wente ance and focus. Karl has released a series of Wente, senior VP of short minute-long yoga Wine Making at Wente videos he developed in Vineyards, cites yoga as cooperation with yoga the key element in his practitioner Joe Kara. life that helps him to These videos, which are achieve the balance he tailored for those with Karl Wente needs to perfect the demanding and hectic wines created at Wente. lives, feature a blend of yoga practices Wente was introduced to yoga sev- coupled with commentary from Wente en years ago after he sustained a back on how yoga has influenced his mentalinjury. He learned through movement ity. how to achieve balance and focus in his “My point is you can practice yoga life, which carries over into the business in 3.5 minutes in the morning with each decisions he makes as a fifth-generation clip,” he said. “I wanted to showcase wine maker. how easy and simple it is to center and Although he has a studio in his res- balance the body and mind.” idence and practices approximately Wente’s videos are released on a one to three times per week at a local bi-weekly basis. These clips are availyoga studio, Wente feels he does not able for review on the Wente Vineyards need to commit several hours daily to Facebook page, YouTube page and at the practice to feel centered. Also a gift- Wente’s blog. MEMORIAL TOUR—Celestino Meraz, Raphael Cauich, Benjamen Aleman, Chief Tim Scranton and Building Inspector George Lelea smile during a building inspection after concrete was poured at the 9/11 memorial site earlier this week. Cauich and Aleman are with Donald Scheffler Construction who is donating all of the concrete and concrete work to the site. Photo By Reggie Sully

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Researchers Work To Overcome Chemotherapy Resistance

CHLA Team Discovers Key To Fighting Drug-Resistant Leukemia Acute lymphoblastic leukemia, or ALL, is the most common form of childhood cancer. While most children treated for this disease survive, in a subgroup of patients the disease does not respond to treatment. Now a team of scientists led by researchers at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) and the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) have identified the reason for this drug resistance: BCL6, a protein that leukemia cells use to stay alive in spite of chemotherapy. Targeting this protein provides a novel key mechanism to fighting drug-resistant leukemia. “We believe this discovery is of immediate relevance to patient care,” said Markus Müschen, MD, an investigator at CHLA’s Saban Research Institute and lead author on the study. In a significant breakthrough, investigators working at CHLA and UCSF have overcome resistance to targeted drug therapy, demonstrating complete eradication of the cancer in cell and animal studies. The study, published in last week’s issue of Nature, shows that an investigational drug, RI-BPI, developed at the Weill Cornell College of Medicine, used in combination with the drug Gleevec, shut down stem cells that

MARKING LUPUS AWARENESS MONTH—Taking part in the proclamation ceremony at City Hall were, from left: Alan Kaye, Lupus LA Executive Council member; BH City Councilwoman Lili Bosse; Michelle Kaye, Lupus LA Executive Council member; Elyse Reyes, Lupus LA director of patient services, and Mayor Barry Brucker.

City Declares Lupus Awareness Month Dr. Markus Müschen

give rise to leukemic cancer cells. Gleevec is a targeted therapy effective against many different cancers including ALL, a cancer of white blood cells that affects older adults as well as (see ‘LEUKEMIA,’ page 9)

By Tricia Arend Last week, the City of Beverly Hills declared May as Lupus Awareness Month. At the May 17 City Council meeting, Mayor Barry Brucker and Councilwoman Lili Bosse presented a proclamation to members of the Lu-

pus LA Executive Board, including Michelle and Alan Kaye, Lupus LA Executive Council members and Elyse Reyes, Lupus LA director of patient services. According to Alan Kaye, it is im(see ‘LUPUS,’ page 9)

2-Year Results: Artificial Disc A Viable Alternative To Fusion When two adjacent discs in the low back wear out, become compressed and cause unmanageable pain, numbness or other symptoms, replacement with artificial discs can be a viable alternative to standard fusion surgery, based on twoyear post-surgery data from a randomized, multicenter trial recently published in The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. Previous studies have compared single-disc replacement with fusion, but this is believed the first to evaluate the two forms of treatment for two contiguous discs, said Rick B. Delamarter, MD, vice chair for spine services in the department of surgery and co-medical director of the Spine Center at CedarsSinai Medical Center. He is the article’s

first author. As part of the approval process for a specific artificial disc (the ProDisc-L), the study was designed to meet Food and Drug Administration criteria comparing overall results from a disc replacement patient group with those of a fusion group. Those comparisons found the two therapies comparable in terms of outcomes deemed favorable, but Delamarter said individual patient outcomes suggest the disc replacement operation may have advantages. “Overall, 24 months after surgery, patients in both groups had less pain and were able to reduce their use of medication, but the percentages were higher in the disc replacement group. (see ‘DISC’ page 9)

Rinaldi Is Medical Honoree For Arthritis Walk Renee Z. Rinaldi, M.D., with a practice in Beverly Hills, has been named Medical Honoree for the 2011 Los Angeles Arthritis Walk by the Arthritis Foundation, Pacific Region. The LA Arthritis Walk will be Saturday, June 4, beginning at the Santa Monica Pier, Lot 1 North (next to the Pier), 1550 Pacific Coast Highway. After graduating cum laude from Barnard College, Dr. Rinaldi earned a masters in developmental psychology at Harvard, then went on to receive her M.D. from New York Medical College She is a member of the attending staff of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where she also served four years as clinical chief of the rheumatology division. She is also an associate clinical professor

at UCLA’s G e f f e n School of Medicine. Board certified in Internal Medicine and in Rheumatology, Dr. Rinaldi is a Fellow of the American College of Rheumatology. Dr. Renee Rinaldi

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Seventy-three percent of disc replacement patients met the study’s pain-improvement criteria, compared with less than 60 percent of the fusion patients. “Of these, only 19 percent in the disc replacement group continued to need narcotics for pain, compared with 40 percent in the fusion group. Also, more disc replacement patients said they were satisfied with their outcomes and would choose to have the surgery again,” Delamarter said. The article reported that disc replacement operations were quicker and resulted in less blood loss, shorter hospital stays and more rapid improvement.

Discs act as cushions between the bones (vertebrae) of the spine. When healthy, they have enough “give” to allow the back to be flexible, but they are firm enough to provide stability. With age or injury, they can lose their pliability and density. Nerves may become pinched between the bones, causing pain not just in the spine but in other parts of the body. Fusion surgery is intended to relieve symptoms of degenerative disc disease by removing the damaged disc and replacing it with bone. Rods and screws are attached to the spine to hold the bones in place while the vertebrae grow together (fuse). Studies show these procedures often can be effective in certain

situations, but there can be drawbacks: fused sections of the spine can lose their flexibility, potentially impeding normal movement and putting greater stress on the surrounding discs. The adjacent discs then can be prone to injury, often requiring more fusion surgery. Artificial discs are designed to maintain natural spine movement. They may reduce the need for follow-up surgery. “Although our data extend two years out from surgery, fully evaluating the benefits or disadvantages of either procedure will require longer followup to detect adjacent-level disc degeneration and possible device wear,” said Delamarter, who joined Cedars-Sinai in 2009.

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Free Skin Screenings June 13 By Brenton Garen With millions of cases of skin cancer diagnosed in the U.S. each year, one Beverly Hills-based dermatology practice will offer free skin cancer screenings next month. Moy-Fincher-Chipps, located at 421 N. Rodeo Dr., will offer the screenings on June 13 in hopes of fighting this deadly disease. Dr. Chipps said the signs of sun-damaged skin are not always obvious. She said it was important to recognize the importance of regular skin exams as well as self-exams and daily sun safe behaviors, such as applying a golf ball-sized amount of SPF 30 or higher sunscreen every day. “If you have a mole that is asymmetrical, with an irregular border, a diameter larger than a pencil eraser or one that is evolving, multiple colors, and bleeding or itching, you should see your dermatologic surgeon immediately and find out your risk by coming in for a screening,” Dr. Chipps said It is also important see a dermatologist for regular skin cancer screenings, especially if you have a personal or family history of melanoma, or if you have a history of tanning bed use, she said. To make an appointment, call 310-274-5372.

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An expert in rheumatology and Lupus, Dr. Rinaldi has contributed to numerous publications. Registration for the walk opens at 7:30 a.m.; and the event begins at 9 a.m. Partici-

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young children. While Gleevec has greatly improved survival of leukemia patients, there continues to be a small subset of patients who do not respond to therapy and ultimately die from their disease. “The desperate prognosis that exists for a subset of ALL patients may radically change given these results,” said co-author Ari Melnick, MD, an associate professor of pharmacology at Weill Cornell Medical College, who initially developed RI-BPI. “I’m pleased to see that RI-BPI has such strong activity against leukemia. This opens up the possibility that the compound may have similar beneficial effects in other tumor types.” This new study demonstrates that BCL6 is active in ALL driven by the Philadelphia chromosome (Ph+ ALL), and that a combination of RI-BPI and Gleevec virtually “turns off” the cancer. As described in the journal

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portant to raise awareness so all city residents can recognize symptoms of lupus, such as swollen or painful joints and unrelenting fatigue, so the disease can be quickly diagnosed. “...We are so proud the City of Beverly Hills has joined with Lupus LA and the tens of thousands of Los Angelinos who suffer from lupus in this vital public service campaign,” Kaye said. “More people suffer from lupus than AIDS, MS, cystic fibrosis, and sickle cell anemia combined.” An autoimmune disease of

pants may choose a one-mile or three-mile non-competitive course. Funds raised in the annual walk support research in the prevention, control and cure of arthritis. For more information and to register, call: 213-393-9104 or visit: www.glaarthritiswalk.org

Nature, Müschen and his colleagues showed that mice with drug-resistant leukemia can be cured of the disease when given conventional cancer drugs in combination with a compound that disables the BCL6 protein. The BCL6 protein was already known to cancer researchers because it is active in other forms of cancer. Reasoning that blocking BCL6 would make leukemia cells more sensitive to chemotherapy, the scientists showed exactly that. Now Müschen is looking for ways to do the same thing with small molecules that are generally easier to formulate into an oral drug and cheaper to mass-produce than biotech drugs like peptides. Last year, he was awarded a $3.6 million grant from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) to develop such a molecule. Dr. Müschen is a research associate professor of pediatrics, biochemistry and molecular biology at CHLA and a professor of laboratory medicine at UCSF.

unknown cause with few treatments and no cure, lupus affects over 1.5 million Americans. Lupus can affect nearly any organ of the body, but because its symptoms come and go, it is difficult to diagnose. Lupus LA and its national partner the Lupus Research Institute, funds research to find a cure. “By creating public service campaigns, community outreach efforts and educational activities, the Foundation is helping to address racial disparities in the diagnosis and treatment of lupus, and improve our residents’ health and well-being,” Kaye said.


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PA G E T E N

I M P O R TA N T

Happenings Around Town

•Jewish Free Loan Association’s ‘Evening Of Inspiration’ June 2 The Jewish Free Loan Association will stage its gala awards dinner “An Evening of Inspiration” on Thursday, June 2, in The Beverly Hills Hotel. Being honored are Janet Salter and her late husband, Maxwell; the Rabinovitch Foundation/Nelson family; Carol Koransky; and Rubin Spivak. There will be a musical performance by pianist Masha Lichenberg. For reservations, call 323-761-8838 or visit galadinner@jfla. org. •BHBA’s California Supreme Court Luncheon May 31 The Beverly Hills Bar Association, in association with the B.H. Bar Foundation and the Law Guild of B.H., hosts its 57th Supreme Court luncheon honoring the justices of the California Supreme Court on Tuesday, May 31, at The Beverly Hills Hotel. Five of the six Justices currently sitting on the California Supreme Court are slated to attend with newly appointed Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye scheduled to make extended remarks. A special presentation will be made to retired Justice Carolos R. Moreno. Proceeds from the event benefit the foundation’s

scholarship program for economically disadvantaged, academically qualified law students. At the event, scholarships are being presented to eight law students: Steven Ridgill and Carolina Castaneda of (Loyola); Chalak Richards (Pepperdine); Kathy Khommarath and Ghevonne Lopes (Southwestern); Julius Nam and Kristen Solomon Johnson (UCLA); and Thomas Alcorn (USC). Tickets to the luncheon are $160 per person. Call 310- 6012422 or visit www.bhba. org. •Peninsula’s Summer Weekend Roof Garden Specialties The Peninsula B.H. has begun offering a number of summertime specials at its Roof Garden restaurant and bar. The chic outdoor setting evokes a resort oasis in the heart of the city, framing views of the skyline and multi-color sunsets. Thursdays from 5 to 7 p.m. will be cocktail hours when guests can order cocktails, wines by the glass, or beer at half-price. One signature drink is the “Pen 20,” the hotel’s 20th anniversary run-based cocktail, Saturdays and Sundays from 5 to 9 p.m. is “Ribs on the Roof” with barbecued specialties fresh off the grill, ordered either à la

carte or as part of the $59 threecourse, prix-fixe barbecue menu. Roof Garden guests also may order from the à la carte menu featuring market-fresh appetizers, salads, entrées and health-conscious dishes. Phone 310-9752855 or e-mail diningpbh@peninsula.com. •’The Songs Of Our Lives’ To Benefit Fulfillment Fund “The Songs of Our Lives, Volume IV” benefit concert for the Fulfillment Fund takes place Monday, June 13 at 7:30 pm at the Wadsworth Theatre, 11301 Wilshire Blvd. The lineup of award-winning songwriters performing their hits includes: Jeff Barry (Leader Of The Pack, Chapel Of Love), Felix Cavaliere (A Beautiful Morning, People Got To Be Free), Steve Dorff (Every Which Way But Loose, Through The Years,) Richard Marx (Now And Forever, Endless Summer Nights), David Pack (Ambrosia – You’re The Only Woman, The Secret Of Moving On), and Allee Willis (September, Boogie Wonderland). The concert will feature a performance by the songwriting duo of Norman Gimbel and Charles Fox (Killing Me Softly, I Got A Name, Ready To Take A Chance Again), together on stage

ADL AWARDS–The Anti-Defamation League’s Deborah Awards at Skirball Cultural Center honored four “women of achievement.” Pictured (from left): ADL Regional Director Amanda Susskind; event co-chair Faith Cookler; honorees Maria Contreras-Sweet and Sandra Evers-Manly; KTLA’s Michaela Pereira, who served as emcee; honorees Dr. Ludmila Bess and Lynne Rosenberg Kidd; event co-chair Jessica Babrick; and ADL Regional Board Chair Alan Weil. Photo by Michael Kovac

for the first time in 30 years. Giving opportunities range from individual balcony seats starting at $75 to sponsor packages starting at $2,500. For information, visit www.fulfillment.org/concert. •UCLA Longevity Center’s ICON Awards Next Saturday UCLA Longevity Center, a non-profit dedicated to enhancing and extending productive and healthy lives t h r o u g h research and education, will honor entrepreneur/philanthropist James A. James Collins Collins; found-

ing director of the Jules Stein Eye Institute Bradley Straatsma, M.D., J.D.; and actress/fitness guru Jane Fonda at its 20th Anniversary ICON Awards Gala, Saturday, June 4, at The Beverly Hilton. Tony-winning actor Jason Alexander will host and perform at the event produced by Scott Mauro and co-chaired by Dr. Louise Horvitz and Timothy Noonan. According to its director, Gary Small M.D., the UCLA Longevity Center, is an essential component of the Jane and Terry Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior. For information and tickets ($300), call LPA Events at 310-201-5033 or email lauran@lpae vents.com.


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TO SEE AND BE SEEN Summer's Big Weekend T H E FA S H I O N O F B E V E R LY H I L L S

B y Ta w n y S a n d e r s C o u r i e r F a s h i o n D i r e c t o r

by Joanne Galey Memorial Day has long been considered the official kick-off to the summer season and whether this holiday weekend calls for a barbeque, pool party or some beach time, the forecast is calling for non-stop sunshine and that means it's time to show some skin and flaunt your style. Honor our brave heroes by proudly sporting America's red, white and blue. A chic white cocktail silhouette, or stunning colbat blue gown is certain to make a statement!

Editor’s fashion finds!

Keep the patriotic vibe going for a casual cookout gathering with family and friends. Comfort is key, but that doesn't mean you have to sacrifice style. For a put-together look that doesn't come off as trying too hard, start with neutral, understated elements such as a white cotton eyelet sundress or shorts and a graphic striped tee-shirt and then have fun with this season's add-ons, such as a fringe scarf or playful tote bag. Opt for wedge sandals over heels. Bonus, they're far more comfortable! A poolside soiree is the perfect backdrop for one of this summer's most dramatic (and comfortable) staple; the flowing silk kaftan or maxidress. Consider one in tropical hues that evoke the essence of summer, such as turquoise blue or sea foam green. Add an element of drama with a statement accessory such as floppy hat or an elaborate necklace and complete the ensemble with a pair of chic metallic leather sandals. The beach is the last place you want to appear overdressed and the perfect venue to play with accessories. An simple beach outfit of shorts and a tank can be transformed with a vibrant scarf, a colorful beach bag or a pair of neon flats. A woven fedora, a breezy cover-up and a pair of aviator shades, and you're ready to hit the beach in style. Wherever your weekend takes you, don't forget the sunscreen and style!

Fashion News & Notes Christian Louboutin Red, White and Blue Tote Available at Neiman Marcus

Oyster Perpetual Datejust 31mm, stainless steel, 18K pink gold diamond domed bezel with Oyster bracelet. Available at GEARYS Beverly Hills with locations on North Beverly Dr and North Rodeo Dr

Burberry Profits More Than Double in Fiscal Year Profits at Burberry Group plc more than doubled to $321.8 million, from $128.2 million, in the fiscal year ended March 31, reflecting record operating margins. Outerwear contributed to more than half of apparel sales at retail, while sales of non-apparel grew 35 percent to account for 40 percent of retail and wholesale revenue. Large leather goods account for half of all non-apparel retail sales. The company will continue to invest, with an emphasis on flagship openings and refurbishments in cities such as London, Chicago and Hong Kong. New space will grow by 12 to 13 percent. WWD Prada IPO Valued at $15B Prada is on its marks, as its initial public offering is expected to take place June 23 or 24. Prada may be valued at $15 billion according to Banca IMI_Intesa Sanpaolo Group, which owns 5.1 percent the company. The Italian luxury firm

had record profits and sales in 2010. In the year ended January 31, the company reported a 150.4 percent surge in net profits to $331 million. Revenues totaled $2.71 billion, up 31.1 percent compared with the year before. Prada's goal is to list a 20 percent stake. WWD Labelux Group Acquires Jimmy Choo Labelux Group, announced its purchase of Jimmy Choo stating "the London-based brand has miles of unfulfilled potential and nowhere more so than in Asia". Jimmy Choo has changed hands twice since inception with size, geographical reach and valuation spiraling upward each time. Labelux is Choo's first industry, non-private equity partner. The chief executive officer Joshua Schulman and chief creative officer Tamara Mellon, who co-founded the company with Mr. Jimmy Choo, will remain in place. Labelux Group also holds Bally, Derek Lam, Zagliani and Solange Azagury-Partridge. WWD


SCHOOL IS FUN!

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Husky Nation To Host End Of Year Movie Night By Dupé Aleru The Husky Nation will host its end of the school year party and outdoor movie night with special guest DJ Eric G on June 10 at 2:30 p.m. Beverly Hills Police Officers Association will kick off the end of the year party by selling police merchandise and clothing. Fifty percent of proceeds will be donated to The ONE Campaign, which Horace Mann teachers participated in 100 percent. Jamba Juice will join the fun at 3:15 p.m. The Book Fair will also be open for the last

time this school year. Attendees will have access to many favorites and low priced books. Students may be a part of Horace Mann history by participating in the Tile Wall Phase 2 Project at 5 p.m. Color Me Mine will be out on the yard to assist in the tile painting. Tiles will cost $60, each additional tile $40. An end of the year blowout sale of Horace Mann memorabilia will be available. Low prices on all items such as tshirts and sweatshirts can be purchased at the event. From 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. the video

game truck—three dozen of the latest multiplayer video games such as XBOX360, Nintendo, Wii and PlayStation 3, will be available for students. Each Video Game Truck has four to five giant flat screen HDTV’s. Then there’s the outdoor movie night with Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory to be the icing on the cake, literally. With the sweet treats and chocolate frenzy scenes, families will enjoy this 1971 film on a 26-inch screen TV with a state of the art surround sound system.

CAMPING OUT—Fourteen Junior Girl Scouts from El Rodeo 4th grade/Troop 215 took part in the recent Shapeze Camp in Long Beach. Girls were tested on their camping skills: tying knots, first aid, compass reading and overall girl scouting knowledge. They also learned how to pitch a tent and cook meals, and met Girl Scouts from 20 other troops participating in the event. Pictured are counterclockwise from top: Jordan Laredo, Savannah Cerizo, Hannah Park, Natalie Magrefte, Brittney Aminpour, Rachel Golbary, Caitlyn Halfon, Lauren Ebrahimian, Kayla Tabaryai, Megan Khobian, Joline Kohanarieh, Olivia Billingsly, Gaia Bar-Tal and Kate Leib (center standing).

RUNNING AGAINST THE WIND—Sydney Gray and Brianna Simmons ran at the CIF finals last week.

Sydney Gray Crowned Division 2 800m Champ In The CIF Finals By Dupé Aleru Senior Sydney Gray of BHHS was crowned the Division 2 800m Champion in last week’s CIF Finals meet held at Cerritos College, in Norwalk. Gray is the first track and field athlete to win CIF Finals since 1998. Overcoming a disappointing cross country season and weighed down by injuries, she was able to persevere amongst her obstacles, landing the title of Division 2 CIF Girl’s Champion in the 800 m run with a time of 2:13.51. This spectacular time qualifies her for the CIF Masters Meet to be held today at 4 p.m. at Cerritos College. Being Beverly’s sole qualifier, Gray will need to run the same time today as she did at CIF Finals in order to qualify for State. The qualifying standard for State is 2:14.09. Brianna Simmons also ran the 800m race, finishing in seventh place in a time of 2:18.83.

Barely missing the qualifying time, she will get another chance next year, as she is a junior at Beverly. The girls 4x400m Relay of Vanessa Torres, Sydney Gray, Lily Ting and Allison Wolff took eighth place in the CIF Finals in a time of 4:01.61. Gray brought the team 10 points by placing first, Simmons received two points for seventh and the relay received one point for eighth; therefore, the girls team tied for 16th place in the CIF Finals with a total of 13 points. Alex Rohani finished in third place for the boys 400m in a time of 48.94, scoring seven points for the Beverly team. The boys 4x400m relay of Joel Steinberg, Cameron Countryman, Chanan Batra and Alex Rohani finished in seventh place in a time of 3:23.06 for two points. The boys’ nine points tied for 25th in the CIF Finals.

Casino/Poker Event To Benefit Scholarship Fund By Dupé Aleru Shalhevet School will host its inaugural Casino Event & Poker Tournament at Nessah Educational & Cultural Center, 142 S. Rexford Dr. on June 22. The evening will include cuisine presented by local restaurant, La Gondola, music, and prizes. Shalhevet School—a private Jewish high school located on Fairfax and Olympic, has successfully implemented a rigorous Judaic and general studies curriculum where students are empowered to voice thoughtful opinions and develop creative thinking skills. The students are active stakehold-

ers who participate and contribute to the development of school policies and programs. They are also driven to turn thoughts into action. For example, a recent Red Cross blood-drive held in the school’s main auditorium was an idea nurtured by Raquel Garshofsky, a senior there. Event Chair Jeff Fishman believes that Shalhevet’s Casino Event & Poker Tournament is the perfect combination of fun and business. “Our ultimate goal is to raise as much money as possible for the scholarship fund,” said Fishman. “Given the economic climate, now more than ever,

scholarship money is key to being able to provide an extraordinary educational opportunity to as many students as possible. The students are the motivation behind this event.” Player seats and general tickets are still available. Poker tournament entry is $100 per player in advance and $125 at the door. Casino/General Event entry is $250 per person in advance and $300 at the door and all tickets include dinner. To register, contact Shalhevet’s Development office at 323-930-9333.

Beverly Vista To Host Open House On Thursday By Dupé Aleru Beverly Vista School will host its Open House on Thursday, June 2, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. for grades kindergarten through eighth. The day starts with an early dismissal at 1:30 p.m. for all

BV students. Classroom visits will be held for grades K-5 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. and 7 to 8 p.m. for grades sixth to eighth. An In-N-Out dinner will be available at 5:30 p.m. and a silent auction to proceed after dinner with bids closing at 7

p.m. and auction payment due by 8 p.m. In addition, BV will host a ceramics sale from 6 to 8 p.m. in the BV Atrium. All proceeds benefit the BV Art Department.

Le Palais Des Anges

10 Secrets To Growing Younger Gracefully Hosted By BHEF The Beverly Hills Education Foundation’s (BHEF) Grandparent Council invites grandparents and parents to learn the “10 Secrets to Growing Younger Gracefully” on June 1 from 7-9 p.m. The event will be led by Marlyn Diaz, a holistic nutrisionista at the new estate of Susan and Fred Wehba, Le Palais Des Anges. “My enthusiasm for this program comes out of the opportunity as a grandparent of a

high school student to participate in the creation of a program that will become a new and powerful ‘grand’ community in Beverly Hills with its purpose of helping to make our wonderful schools even better,” said organization founder Sandy Pressman. The event is free of charge, but space is limited and reservations are required. To RSVP, email Lynda@bhef.org or call 310557-0651.


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SPECIAL SUPPLEMENT

Campuses in Beverly Hills and Hancock Park

Make A Splash At Page’s Summer Program ake a Splash at Page Private School’s summer program. Page’s summer program has many exciting activities for students including sports, arts and crafts, theme weeks, water activities, water safety, computer lab, and field trips to keep children engaged all summer long. Page provides a summer packed with fun, learning and opportunities for your child to create lifelong memories and learn important skills for the Page’s summer program includes sports, arts new school year. and crafts, theme weeks and water activities.

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At Catalina Island Camps, activities include water-skiing and tubing, sailing, kayaking, stand-up paddling, snorkeling and swimming.

Catalina Campers Develop Lifelong Skills atalina Island Camps is a summer resident camp for boys and girls entering grades second through 11. Campers are grouped by grade in cabins of up to 10 campers with two counselors living in each cabin. Activities include water-skiing and tubing, sailing, kayaking, standup paddling, snorkeling, swimming, climbing, ropes course, archer y, riflery, tide pooling, gardening, composting, environmental education, digital photography, outdoor cooking and hiking.

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The mission of Catalina Island Camps is to develop lifelong skills through fun and unique outdoor experiences in a community that cultivates respect for self, others and the environment. Families can register online for one and two week sessions by clicking on the Sign Up Online button at www.catalinaislandcamps.com. For more information, call 800696-2267. Space is available for many of our sessions this summer. It’s not too late to sign up.


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DOCTORS OF USC Opens New Beverly Hills Facility To Service Westside Patients Beverly Hills welcomed the Doctors of USC to the City with a reception at its new satellite facility at 9033 Wilshire Blvd., one block east of Doheny Drive. The office is staffed by faculty physicians from USC’s Keck School of Medicine, Doheny Eye Center, University Hospital, and Norris Cancer Hospital. The goal is to bring cutting-edge medical services to patients throughout the Westside. Photos by Steve Cohn

USC President C. L. Max Nikias & Niki Nikias with Mary Hayley & Selim Zilkha, donor to USC Zilkha Neurogenetic Institute, arrive at the opening reception for the Doctors of USC new facility

Rachelle Ginsberg, Dr. Eli Ginsberg & Clara Driscoll, the Keck School of Medicine’s Director of Planned Giving

Dr. Neda Shamie, Janet Morgan and Barbara Foreman

Audience listens to remarks by USC President C.L. Max Nikias and Dean Carmen Puliafito at the Beverly Hills’ opening of Doctors of USC

Alumnus Bill Bagnard

Dr. Mitchell Gross, USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center Allan Alexander, chair of and Hospital donors Lois & Ron Bloom B.H. Chamber’s Executive Development Council

USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center and Hospital donor Barbara Foreman is greeted by Dean Carmen Puliafito of USC’s Keck School

Artist Jane Wooster Scott

Elizabeth Fini, Coreen Rodgers

Dr. John Irvine & Dr. Neda Shamie

Steve Shandobil of the Beverly Hills Chamber of Commerce & Jane Burst, associate senior VP of of USC Health Sciences PR/Marketing


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ARTS & E N T E RTA I N M E N T Happenings...

Sherman Brothers Awarded Honorary Doctorates

String Quartet At All Saints The California String Quartet will present a concert at 5 p.m., Sunday, June 5 at All Saints’ Church, 504 N. Camden Dr. at Santa Monica Boulevard. The program will include the Quartet in E-Flat, op 12 by Mendelssohn and the String

Quartet in G Minor by English composer Frank Bridge. The suggested donation for adults is $20; $10 for seniors and students. For more information, call 310-275-0123, ext. 112 or visit www.allsaintsbh.org.

Galley Features Never-BeforeSeen Photos Of Marilyn Monroe On Wednesday, June 1, the M i l t o n day Marilyn Monroe would Greene, have turned 85, the Andrew Bert Stern Weiss Gallery, the world’s and others. largest dealer of Marilyn Pa r t Monroe photography, will nering with launch an exhibition of rare and the Marilyn never-before-seen original phoRememtographs of the legendary star. bered fan Titled “Happy Birthday club, the Marilyn,” the exhibition will gallery will include photographs from the display personal collection of George Marilyn Monroe by g r e e t i n g George Barris. Barris, the last photographer to cards sent take pictures of Marilyn. Also to the gallery during Monroe’s featured are photographs by Bill birthday month of June Carroll, who captured the first The exhibition runs June 2photographs of Norma Jeane, Aug. 13 at the gallery, 179 S. and works by the major photog- Beverly Dr. For more informaraphers of her era including tion call 310-246-9333 or visit Laszlo Willinger, Tom Kelley, andrewweissgallery.com.

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Songwriting brothers Robert B. and Richard M. Sherman, known for their scores for classic Disney films like Mary Poppins and themes for Disney attractions like It’s A Small World, were awarded Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degrees from their shared alma mater, Bard College, at the school’s 150th commencement ceremony last week in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York. Robert’s WWII tour of army duty delayed earlier entry into college, so both brothers attended Bard at the same time and graduated together, 62 years ago this month in 1949. While at Bard (from 1946-1949) Richard studied music composition and wrote the Bard College Song. Robert double majored in English literature and painting. Robert wrote two novels while at school and was editor of the school newspaper, The Bardian. The Sherman Brothers moved to Beverly Hills as young boys in 1937 and as adults lived only a mile apart in the City until the death of Robert’s wife, Joyce Sherman. Coinciding with the opening of the stage production of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang in London, Robert moved there to work on the show

Robert B. and Richard M. Sherman

and has lived in the city since 2002. Richard still lives in Beverly Hills. Robert’s memoirs, Moose will be in stores later this summer and the brothers are currently involved in two stage musicals and an animated musical for which they wrote the screenplay.

Author Helps Filmmakers Avoid Litigation, Negotiate Now in its third edition is Michael C. Donaldson’s Clearance & Copyright: Everything You Need To Know For Film And Television (Silman-James Press $29.95). You can’t just decide to make a film on someone’s life and humor. It has to follow laws to avoid legal suits. The instructions to follow for what he terms “Safe Harbor” are the minimum documents that must be supplied to the distributor to establish the chain of title. There is even a legal referral list at the end of this book. When all else fails and both parties have turned to legal representation, Donaldson has written Fearless Negotiation: The Wish-Want-Walk Method To Reaching Agreements That Work (McGrawHill $16.95). What is this method? Wish—set a goal for the negotiation.

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Courier Presents Fashion Director To Rodeo Drive

Leeza Gibbons and school board member Steven Fenton

Courier Publisher Clif Smith, Kathryn Smith, Candace Smith and Courier Fashion Director Tawny Sanders.

James Jahant from Brooks Brothers, Wendy Krueger from Luxe Rodeo Drive Hotel, Honorable Jimmy Delshad and Kathy Gohari from Valentino.

Dr. Julian Gold, Rebecca Gold and Michele Gold

Alex Andoian, David Crowder, Ritsuko Wakamatsu, Fabi Oshaneh and Afra Blake from Solange Azagury-Partridge.

Photos by Scott Downie/Celebrity Photo Look for more photos of The Courier’s launch of its new Fashion Forward! section next week. City Councilman John Mirisch

The Courier's Marcia Hobbs and John Martens, general manager Neiman Marcus.

Bill Wiley and Maureen Pollack of Two Rodeo.


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Manager Ken Pfalzgraf, referenced the disruption of sewer systems as a result of the expansion of Ficus tree roots when asking the City Council to approve the tree removal and replacement. After a community outreach process, staff recommended removing the 16 trees on the drive and replacing them with 48 inch box size Podocarpus Fern Pine trees, as well as planting two additional trees in vacant spots where trees were windthrown several years ago. The recommendation was supported 5-0 by the Recreation & Parks Com-

mission at the April 26 meeting. The total cost was projected to be $35,000, which includes the cost of removal of the 16 remaining Ficus trees and the installment of the 18 Podocarpus Fern Pines. The project will be funded by the current Fund 16 CIP budgetary allotment for the removal and replacement of trees as per the Street Tree Master Plan program. Mayor Barry Brucker, Vice Mayor Willie Brien, and Councilmembers Dr. Julian Gold and Lilli Bosse voted in support of the recommendation. Councilmember John Mirisch was absent.

Opinions Voiced At City Noise Hearing By Tricia Arend More than 40 residents communicated their opinions on the City’s noise ordinance in person, on the phone and by letter at the Human Rights Commission’s third and final community hearing on the subject this past Tuesday. Droves of residents flocked into City Hall to express their opinions on the present ordinance that currently allows for amplified noise between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. daily. Each meeting was held to collect feedback on whether the ordinance should be revised, if the 6 p.m. time limit should be extended and if so, to what time and on which days, how often gatherings should be held and guidelines for gatherings. At the meeting, Chair Sharona Nazarian reminded everyone that the ordinance hearings were held at the City Council’s direction to listen to the public comments and report back to the council on the matter regarding the desire of some residents to have more flexibility for late night parties with that of other residents to have quiet use and enjoyment of their homes. Numerous residents spoke up in support of both desires. Some, like resident Roxana Rastegar said she wanted to extend the noise ordinance’s time limit. She stated doing otherwise might influence potential new residents from buying property in Beverly Hills, and proposed extending

the 6 p.m. time limit to midnight for weekends and holidays. Rastegar referenced the right each resident has to hosting their own celebrations on their property, and stated she was lucky enough to have had several past celebrations, such as Sweet 16 and wedding, at her family home growing up. and proposed extending the 6 p.m. time limit to midnight for weekends and holidays. “To have that privilege or right actually be taken away I think its truly a shame. A house becomes a home by building those memories in that structure. A house has really no value until you hold those celebrations and make it a home,” she said. Others said the issue is not an issue of one’s right to entertain but of one's right to quiet and to be able to not have to deal with the often excess noise caused be their neighbors. “We have parties too but we don't have loud outdoor parties,” said resident Michael Smooke said. ”It’s an invasion of privacy, its an evasion of our property and rights.” After everyone had spoken, the last of the calls came in and all of the letters were read, the Commission decided they had received enough information from the three hearings held altogether to be able to accurately present the Council with recommendations for the noise ordinance at a future date.

FULL OF HOPE—Anton Saleh stands in front of the Asian and Pacific Islander National Cancer Survivors Network’s Quilt of Hope. A Beverly High sophomore and community youth advocate, Saleh was the keynote speaker at the 25th Asian and Pacific Islander American Health Forum in Washington D.C. this month. Saleh spoke about his personal battle with Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma, which provided him and his family with experience in medical and health insurance issues facing many Americans.

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a scuffle between the officer and Sheibani took place and that’s when his wife Jennifer Sheibani, 38, also got involved and allegedly attacked the officer. During the physical altercation with the couple, the officer was able to radio for help, which led police dispatchers to issue a rare 999 code (urgent help needed/officer down), which

led to 16 Beverly Hills officers responding within three minutes from all parts of the city. About five members of the City’s SWAT team also responded to the scene as they were conducting a training exercise only a few blocks away. The two suspects were taken into police custody without further incident once back-up arrived. The police officer received treatment for minor injuries at the scene. The Courier will keep readers updated on this case.

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Soccer Cats Wrap Up Tournament Season With Championship The Beverly Hills AYSO GU12 Soccer Cats (aka The Strawberry Cats) wrapped up their all-star tournament season last weekend in Camarillo by finishing first in their pool and winning the championship of their flight in the California Strawberry Cup. The Cats saved their best soccer of the season for their last tournament, compiling a record of 3-0-1 and not allowing more than one goal in any game. The Cats were on the attack all weekend, pouncing on each of their four oppo-

College Notes Cassandra Giraldo of Beverly Hills received a BA degree magna cum laude last weekend from Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. The ceremony at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center honored the 652 students in the class of 2011. *** Michael Salama was awarded a master’s degree in business administration this month from Cambridge U n i v e r s i t y ’s Pembroke College. For the past two years Slama has traveled backand-forth between BH and Cambridge to study at the school and develop a global professional network. Salama received the Director’s Award (class rank: 2nd), Academic Achievement Award and Operations Management Prize.

nents and outscoring them 11 to 4. Playing four soccer games in the span of 30 hours did not seem to slow the Cats, as they defeated their nemesis from Van Nuys Sherman Oaks 2-1 in the championship game on Sunday afternoon. The Strawberry Cup was the eighth tournament for the Cats this season. They finished in the top four in five of those tournaments

CHAMPS— Members of the Soccer Cats include: Back from left: Coaches Ji Lee, Rick Wolfen and Brian Schirn. Middle row: Lexie Ravaei, Sara Katz, M e r i d a Mullins, Catie Wolfen, Madison Lee Daniela Tour, Lauren Cohen and Veronica Karlin.Front row: Talia Natoli and Alex Schrin. Missing Cats: Kayla Hanson and Maytal Sarafian


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I like the food at Tara’s, but I have the same continuing dialogue with the owner each time I go: “How is this dish different from Indian food,” I ask. “It’s the spices,” she replies.

ly. It’s listed as Nepali mixed pickle–spicy with sour slices of lemon and mango marinated in oil. Most of the other dishes seem to me identical to dishes served in Indian restaurants, but I realize that this is In fact, most of the time I order the Eggplant at Tara’s because of my insensitivity to the subtle Indian dishes, because I like them. But differences. I love the chicken korma, there are some real Himalayan dishes on the menu, which consists of bites of chicken in a cashew nut and I have tried them during adventurous based red curry sauce made with coconut milk. moments. Some bites I mix with rice, and some bites I eat with the delicious naan bread. One distinctive dish, the yak meat stew, listed on the menu as Thukpa Sherpa’s Stew, tastes a bit like I’m also a big fan of okra, here it’s served mixed beef, but with a milder flavor and the meat is gen- with tomatoes, garlic, cilantro and the secret erally leaner. Some claim that yak meat is much “Himalayan spices.” Eggplant, another of my more healthy than beef—which I assume is why it favorite vegetables that’s generally under representhas less flavor. But yak makes a good choice for this ed on menus, is cooked in a similar way. kind of stew, which relies on vegetables and seasonings in the sauce for the flavors, not just the With more than 50 dishes listed on the menu, there meat. is always something new to try each time I go. For example, there are nine different breads offered. Another good way to try yak meat is in the yak And of course I order the dishes “spicy” and wash chili. And that is how chili is spelled on the menu. them down with Indian beer. A really delicious and filling lunch, sometimes with enough to take home Another Himalayan specialty, the Momo, looks like for dinner, runs about $15 a person. a dumpling that is usually eaten as a snack in Nepal. The Momo looks like a steamed flour wrap Tara’s provides a nice break from the customary filled with meat (usually yak or buffalo), chopped Western fare. onion, crushed ginger, crushed garlic, coriander, green chilies, garam masala, and oil. It arrives at TARA’S HIMALAYAN CUISINE the table served with a fresh tomato sauce called 10855 Venice Boulevard • 310-836-9696 “achaar” on the side. Achaar varies as each region has its own, sometimes very complex, recipe for The Courier’s restaurant critic Merv Hecht has pickle, or chutney as it is sometimes called. been a consultant to several national food and Another version of achaar can be ordered separate- wine importing companies the past 22 years.

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Red may not be the new black, but you wouldn’t know it looking at the ladies attending American Heart Association’s 23rd Fire & Ice Red Hot Heart Ball at Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa. Tradition, as the invitation read, dictated: “Black tie suggested, red dress requested,” but there was an even more welcome advisory provided in the invitation: “No honorees, just good food, drinks and dancing.” Thanks to major corporate sponsors–Integrated Wealth Management and the General Air Conditioning & Heating Company, the tradition of the American Heart Association’s ‘Learn and Live’ campaign continues and you can find out more by calling 760-346-8109. ****** Most visitors to Palm Springs know that for nearly the past two decades there has been a Walk of Stars, primarily located on Palm Canyon Drive with isolated pockets nearby. Currently, nearly 400 persons have had their names and, at times, their somewhat tenuous connection to the Desert, memorialized in bronze and concrete in the sidewalks. Despite the fact the pace of adding new stars has slowed recently, probably due in part to the $10,000 price-tag, one recent addition to the star-studded Walk of Stars tradition is former Desert resident, Loretta Young, who is more than deserving of the honor. She truly matches the vision of the

Oscar-winning, glamorous movie star. Several years before her death, I had a chance to speak to her. The occasion was a small party at the Thunderbird Country Club home of Bob and Sandra Bornes, (Young had owned the house until the Bornes bought it from her). I asked what her secret was for being so cheerful. Her answer surprised me then, but it wouldn’t now. “I don’t subject myself to any bad news,” she said with a smile: “I don’t read newspapers nor watch news on TV.” With such wisdom, forget the star–she deserves a statue. ****** For almost 100 years, the AntiDefamation League has fought anti-Semitism and bigotry around the world. One of its principle weapons: education. Partnering with the Jewish Federation, with additional support from the USC Shoah Foundation Institute, which provides a visual history of, and education on, the Holocaust, as well as Yad Vashem, The Holocaust Martyrs and Heroes’ Remembrance Authority, more than 30 local teachers attended an educational program and dinner at the Desert’s Tolerance Education Center. The educators who were introduced to “Echoes and Reflections,” a multimedia curriculum on the Holocaust used by 10,000 teachers across the country. More information is at 310-446-4230. ******


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Ruta Lee Brooke Shields Gloria Milkowski Pat Boone Deanna Lund Aron Shapiro Judith Mancini Jarvee Hutcherson BIRTHDAY GREETINGS—Celebrating birthdays are 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); Ruta Lee, Deanna Lund, Wynonna Judd, Kristina Beriker and Keir Dullea (May 30); Tom Berenger, Clint Eastwood, Sharon Gless, Gregory Harrison, Judith Mancini, Brooke Shields, Joe Namath, Aron Shapiro and Lea Thompson (May 31); Alanis Morissette, Rene Auberjonois, Heidi Klum, Pat Boone, Morgan Freeman, Andy Griffith, Lisa Hartman, Jonathan Pryce and Frederica Von Stade (June 1); Jarvee Hutcherson, Charles Haid, Marvin Hamilisch, Stacey Keach, Dana Carvey, Sally Kellerman and Barry Levinson (June 2).

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By Holiday Mathis TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (May 27). You are so attractive, in part because you seize opportunities to improve yourself and radiate happiness. Your community involvement increases in the months to come. You have something to sell, and you’ll bring in more than anticipated for it. A spiritual calling will lead to adventure. August and September are romantic. Pisces and Aries people adore you. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). It seems everyone around you wants to be bigger than life and famous for it. You don’t. You are truly wise, realizing that the ordinary life-sized life is the perfect size to live in an extraordinarily beautiful way. CANCER (June 22-July 22). There are big events on the horizon. The special dates are to be celebrated in particular ways, and it will all require a great deal of organization on your behalf. Make preparations. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You arrived at this place because you dreamed about it. Some of the dreams were what you wanted,

and some were what you didn’t want. The two kinds have collided to create this current reality. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You don’t have to sample everything to know what you like and don’t like. You’re intuitive, and you get a sense about things before you dive in completely. So don’t let anyone pressure you. Believe in your subconscious leanings. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You’ll meet someone who is aligned with your values and principles–a new and true friend. Not every true friend is this much like you. There are people you love with whom you have far less in common. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You have the key to making money. Instead of just learning what to do or going through the motions someone laid out for you, you take the exact actions that produce value for others. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). There will be people around you who know more and have more success in a certain area. You have more knowledge and expertise in an entirely different

realm. So think of yourself as an equal. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Your personal power increases at your will. “Keep your chin up” is not merely a metaphor; it’s a physical suggestion that will change the way people treat you today. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Your first impulse is usually a generous one, but be careful today not to over-give. You could create an unhelpful dependency. Opt to teach others what you know instead of doing it for them. PISCES (Feb. 19-Mar 20). A relationship may feel stagnant, but that’s about to change as you ask yourself a magic question: “How can I truly make this person’s life better?” Your musings will produce solutions. ARIES (Mar. 21-Apr. 19). You have strong feelings for someone, though you don’t have them all the time–only when you let yourself. Today, when you are near this person, everything seems luminous. TAURUS (Apr. 20-May 20). You want to be appreciated for the full range of whom you are. But there’s so much to you that some people won’t be able to understand. So you’ll cultivate friendships with many different people.

Joan Mangum “Original Cast 2,” the 27th presentation of the Southland Theatre Artists Goodwill Event (S.T.A.G.E.), took place for one night only at the Luckman Fine Arts Complex at CalState L.A., raising money for AIDS Project Los Angeles. S.T.A.G.E. brings together names in theater, TV, film and cabaret who donate their time and talent to this star-studded benefit. The show's concept–launched last year–had performers doing songs they originated in musical productions on Broadway. Following an opening dance production number from 42nd Street, the line-up came fast and furious. Pamela Myers ( Company ); Mary Jo Catlett and Doug Carfrae (The Pajama Game); Bill Hutton (Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor DreamS.T.A.G.E.–“Original Cast 2” was the name of coat); Jane Kean the musical benefit for APLA. Rita Moreno (left) (Ankles Aweigh); and Tyne Daly (right) flank David Galligan who Dale Kristien and directed the show for the 27th consecutive year. Danny Gurwin Photo by Gil Kaan (Showboat); and Philip Casnoff (Chess). Then came Liz Callaway (Baby); Jonelle Allen and Obba Babatunde (Two Gentlemen Of Verona); Danny Gurwin (Little Woman); Patricia Morison (The King And I); and Barbara Deutsch (Godspell). Act Two began with Patrick Cassidy (42nd Street); and then Rita Moreno (The Ritz and Gypsy); Charlotte Rae (Threepenny Opera); Willy Falk and Jennifer Paz (Miss Saigon); Vicki Lewis (Funny Girl); Robert Morse (Take Me Along and How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying); Valarie Pettiford (Fosse); Obba Babatunde (Sammy); Tyne Daly (Ballroom); and Lee Roy Reams and (see ‘MANGUM,’ page 23)


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NEW EAGLE SCOUTS–Beverly Hills Troop 110 honored six young men for attaining scouting's highest rank of Eagle Scout. Held in the Beverly Hills City Council Chambers, pictured (left, from left): Casey Weaver, Garrett Kaplan, and Injunash Unshin; (top, from left):scoutmaster Martin Kvitky, Landon Scott, Zachary Jacobs and Daniel Katz. Photos by Cynthia Baseman and Mark Scott.

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chess club. In addition to the Summer Arts Academy which explores multiple art disciplines and features the Debbie Allen Dance Academy, the program is offering a Summer Sports Academy in which kids may enjoy a half or full day of favorite sports. Participants may attend a half day or from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The playground is super-

vised until 4 p.m. and hot lunch is available to be purchased. The summer program at Beverly Hills High School runs from 8 a.m. to 1:20 p.m. for five weeks. Two classes are offered for 12 sessions, creative writing and health education. All others are two semesters including

Carole Cook (42nd Street) after which he was joined by Carole Cook for You’re Getting To Be A Habit With Me from the same show. Closing the evening was Carole Channing reprising her starring role in Hello Dolly! wearing the original costume from the show. The late Broadway star Betty Garrett, who served as S.T.A.G.E. chair for many years, was saluted with a video montage, compiled by David Engel and David Shine. David Gallligan directed the production–his 27th–with musical direction from Mary Ekler. Choreography credits were shared by Lee Martino and Dan Mojica, Jon Engstrom and David Engel.

animation, basic geometry, geometry, math analysis, biology, chemistry, physics, photography I and II, United States history and world history/geography. The courses are open to all and the next sign up day is June 11 from 10 a.m. – noon at Beverly Hills High School in the EDC room on the first floor of

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97 percent range on a regular basis statewide,” Rosen said. “In Beverly Hills we’ve always been there or even higher.” First time adult offenders will be ticketed a minimum of $142. Children under age 16 not wearing a seatbelt will lead to the driver being issued with fine of $445 for each child. Rosen said drivers did not have a habit of using seatbelts when they were first introduced, but now they have become second nature. He reiterated the same message when it comes to talking, texting or emailing on phones – break the habit of using them as the consequences of distracted driving can be deadly.

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One hundred percent of the net proceeds went to APLA, a community-based, volunteer-supported group with a global reach. ****** Being that I am a kid at heart (still collecting toys and games among other things), I was delighted to receive an invitation from Gavin B. Keilly’s GBK Productions to attend its SLS gifting lounge in honor of “Kids Choice” award nominees and presenters... What a fun time... Not only were the young actors courteous, but there was delightful interaction between them, the GPK staff and the vendors. The latter group introduced a slew of wonderful products–some brand new on the market. Here’s just a few of those joining in the fun at the suite: La Toya, Prince, Paris and Blanket Jackson; Devon Bostick, David

Henrie, Bailee Madison, Rico Rodriguez, Aubrey O'Day, Cameron Monaghan, Spencer Grammer, Alexis Bellino, Griffin Gluck, JoJo, Chuy Bravo, Zachary Gordon, Kara DioGuardi, Gary Cole, Stephanie Pratt, Darcy Rose Byrnes, Jareb Dauplaise and Paula Abdul. As owner of a model agency–at one time having a kid's department–it used to drive me crazy to see how the youngsters were treated and rudely dismissed... Things have definitely changed. Kudos to Teen Beat and BOP magazines which helped GPK with the suite, which benefitted the American Red Cross Japan Relief Fund in support of the victims of the tsunami, earthquake and its ensuing crises.

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aside some funds to take action,” Mirisch said. Finding funds became the issue. Councilmember Lili Bosse noted approximately $6.5 million allocated from the city general fund’s capital improvement budget for the controversial new Roxbury Park Community Center. When the park was proposed, she said, the entirety of its $14.7 million price tag was supposed to come from the Recreation and Parks Fund. “I would like to propose (the money in the capital improvements fund) be used as a potential for the southeast,” Bosse said at the Tuesday meeting. While Bosse said she is not proposing to eliminate funding for the proposed community center, she questioned why the funds were not coming from the Recreation and Parks fund as had previously been announced by city staff.

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since 2001. “Leaving the Education Foundation is a very difficult decision but one I felt I had to make at this time,” Hankin told the Board of Directors. “When I came to the organization as President, we gave about $250,000 to the general fund. The monies were always wellspent but I came in with the goal of increasing our donations and targeting those funds. We now give a million dollars annually and exclusively to specific positions and programming.” Hankin announced that with the successful completion of The One Campaign, which saved all twelve positions listed in the campaign, and a new branding agreement in place, both spearheaded by Chairman Jonathan Prince, that the organ-

ization is being left in capable hands. She told the board that she took on the Presidency with specific objectives that were met and that almost all of the goals on the three-year strategic plan she wrote with the BHEF Executive Committee were accomplished. “With the successful completion of The One Campaign, which saved all twelve positions listed in the campaign, and a new branding agreement in place, both spearheaded by Chairman Jonathan Prince, the organization is being left in capable hands,” Hankin said. “Our current leadership will guide the organization to its next period of growth. “Watching Jonathan Prince on every media outlet passionately make a plea for The One Campaign and Annette Saleh working hand-in-hand with the community, assured me that,

with a very strong Board of Directors, BHEF is in good hands.” BHEF President Annette Saleh said Dev will be missed. “I’ve known Dev for several years and have always admired her intelligence, skills and good business sense,” Saleh said. “Her years of devoted service and extraordinary efforts, both as a volunteer when she was president and as a professional when she became its CEO, have led to real changes in the Foundation. Dev has made a pivotal contribution to the transformation of BHEF into a major non profit organization. She doesn’t just look around and see things that need attention, she takes action. She keeps her hand on the pulse of the community. “While I know we’ll still see her around Beverly Hills, I’ll miss her work in the BHEF office. I’m sure that Dev is moving on to wonderful things and I know she’ll be a shining success in whatever she does. “BHEF Chairman Jonathan (Prince) and I, along with our terrific board, will continue to lead this organization and will work hard to raise it to an even higher level. I am very proud

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Assistant Deputy City Manager David Lightner said the total for this current year is just over $5 million and the anticipated total for 2011/2012 is just over $8 million. “We have a number of very large development projects that have been approved,” City Manager Jeff Kolin said. “All of those are large residential projects that have not yet begun construction and will have park improvement fees when they do start.” He was referring to fees that would have been paid to the city had the 9900 Wilshire and Beverly Hilton revitalization projects been built. “I’m trying to give us another option (for) when we get to the place where we can talk about the project,” Bosse said. “(We can) have it available incase that money isn’t used for Roxbury Park.” Mirisch suggested the council set aside funds for the southeast to pay for future improvements. “Before Roxbury Park was developed as a plan, we set




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Kirk And Anne Douglas Donate $2 Million To Center Theatre Group Beverly Hills residents Kirk and Anne Douglas have awarded a $1 million challenge grant to Center Theatre Group to be combined with their earlier $1 million seed grant for new work, which results in a $2 million investment in developing new local theatre projects. According to Peter Douglas, president of The Douglas Foundation: “This challenge grant will be active the next 10 years. For every $2 that CTG raises, the foundation will add another $1. This has a potential of yielding up to $4 million to support new theatre.” “Theatre was always my first love,” said Kirk Douglas. “In fact, when I came to Hollywood to make my first picture, I thought it was just a temporary detour. That never happened, and I soon resigned myself (believe me, it wasn’t hard!) to being a movie star.”

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ion and the fashion pages both in print and on-line. Sanders, who was introduced by Publisher Clif Smith and Associate Publisher Marcia Hobbs, told the reception, “At first I didn’t know exactly how big The Beverly Hills Courier is. After I did my homework, I

Tips For Students To Sharpen Their Skills Over The Summer By Nathalie Kunin Special to The Courier Ask any student what he or she plans to do this summer, and they’re likely to reply with a resounding, “Nothing!” After two semesters of reading, writing and math it’s a natural response. As parents, our job is to ensure that our child’s academic skills remain sharp over the summer and prevent hard work and progress from slipping away. With parental reinforcement, our children retain more of what they’ve already learned and begin the new school year mentally geared up and ready to build on their mastered skills. Here are seven easy ways to achieve a happy medium between staying sharp and enjoying summer relaxation:

•Field trips … to Whole Foods: Rather than slipping into a mindless trance in a cart with a built-in TV, ask your child to help locate items on the list, weigh produce and calculate discounts, sales tax, total cost and change. •A walk in the park: Take excursions to concerts, museums, zoos and aquariums. Or take a weekend trip to a national park, where kids can navigate with trail maps and calculate distances. Read about park features and highlights before leaving the house, and then seek them out when you arrive. •En route: Make travel time in the car or plane educational with counting games (counting animals, colors or out of state license plates), logic games

(like Travel Scrabble) and brainteasers. For example, Brain Quest for the Car (ages 7-12) quizzes students on state capitals, famous historical figures and other American trivia. •Categorizing and organizing: Encourage your child to start a collection, whether it’s stickers, stamps, state quarters or seashells. Arrange the items in some categorical way (by name, size, color), keep a detailed list of items, and (if applicable) determine their monetary value on the internet. •Now we’re cooking: Have your child prepare a full meal from start to finish, including selecting the menu, locating recipes online, sticking to a set budget, purchasing the ingredients, and converting between units of

realized this is a major newspaper with a fantastic readership. This will give me a chance to share my vision about fashion.” Former Mayor Jimmy Delshad, who introduced Sanders at a similar event held in New York City on May 11 at the Paley Center for Media, told the audience how important The Courier is to fashion, Rodeo Drive and the entire Beverly Hills community.

Delshad had been joined in New York by Joan Rivers who presented columnist George Christy with the first copy of his book, The Best of George Christy in the Beverly Hills Courier 2009 - 2011. Rodeo Drive Committee President Tom Blumenthal of Gearys Beverly Hills welcomed Sanders, who knows many RDC members personally, and thanked The Courier for its strong support of Rodeo

Drive and the entire Beverly Hills business community. The event was covered on television by LiveOpenHouse TV.com from New York City with broadcaster Judy Sahagian who flew in from Manhattan for the event. The event was catered by 208 Rodeo and sponsored by American Airlines, Two Rodeo and The Courier. The next issue of “Fashion Forward!” will appear on June 10.

measurement. As an added bonus, ask them to calculate calories for the whole meal by counting calories for each individual ingredient. •Enrich: Introduce your child to something completely new like architecture, code-breaking, voice lessons, Mandarin, Latin and many more one-onone and small group activities. •Curl up in a hammock with a good read: For teens, encourage non-fiction reading to gear up for SAT’s and for younger kids, take trips to the library with a Team Tutors booklist in hand.

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line on price hikes to the City despite rising costs. Publisher Clif Smith said: “This is not income to The Courier really, this is a public service. We believe it is part of our responsibility to keep our prices down despite our rising costs. Residents need this information.” The Courier is the oldest legally-adjudicated newspaper in the City and by far its largest with four times the circulation of any other newspaper in Beverly Hills.


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Public Outreach Meetings To Discuss Improving Sunset Boulevard Intersections The City of Beverly Hills is planning a series of public outreach meetings to present information and gain feedback on improvements to three uncontrolled intersections on Sunset Boulevard. The City’s goal is to improve traffic circulation on Sunset at the North Camden,

Bedford and Roxbury drive intersections. The first public meeting will be held on Monday, June 6, in the library auditorium. An open-house format will begin at 6 p.m., followed by a formal presentation at 6:30 p.m. Other meetings will be

scheduled later this summer and early fall. At the meetings, staff will present a range of alternatives including sign and striping improvements, median modifications or closures, installing traffic signals or a combination of alternatives. These alternatives will be

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The original amount diverted jumped from $200,000 to $220,000 after a meeting on May 5, between Vice Mayor Willie Brien and Councilmember John Mirisch and the Conference & Visitors Bureau. The council allocated $377,950 for 10 grants, including $20,000 for a crisis response team Chiron Inc. and $75,000 for the Westside Food Bank. Staff also recommended giving Jewish Family Services

$71,000 for a total of $86,000. This was $10,393 above their 2011/2012 request. City Human Services Administrator James Latta defended the unsolicited increase by citing the organization’s activities in caring for the senior population including its senior peer volunteer programs. Councilmember Julian Gold, M.D. said he wanted to “ensure that with the dollars we spend, we’re going to help the most people in the best

way.” While Latta could not explicitly say the dollars were being used in the best way, he did say “part of the recommendation is to serve the most vulnerable.” During this discussion, Councilmember Lili Bosse requested a spreadsheet of the allocations for the TOT monies. “I would like a breakdown of how we are distributing our TOT money,” Bosse said. “My concern is based on the way

we’ve been having our meetings. We deal with one thing at a time and I don’t see the big picture. I want to make sure we’re organized and we don’t get to a place where we need money for something or want to designate money for something we don’t have.” City Manager Jeff Kolin noted there is a handout with a breakdown. He said the TOT allocation will be placed on the agenda for the next study session on June 7.

smaller, sleek and fuel efficient vehicles aimed directly at the Tweet-Facebook generation, who demand stylish but eco-friendly cars,” he stated. “They’re going to be something very special.” Besides a full plate on the business and charity side and the family adding three grandchildren, he will take on even more responsibilities at The Beverly Hilton next Wednesday when he is installed as the new board president of the Beverly Hills Chamber of Commerce.

“We want to assure the chamber becomes inclusive of all sides and aspects of the City, and is both user-friendly and operationally sound,” said Schulman. “I’m delighted that our current board chair and my close friend Todd Johnson of Lawry’s will remain by my side in the role of chief financial officer. His counsel is invaluable.” With more than 6,000 indi-

vidual businesses within the City limits, the new board plans to be far more aggressive in recruiting new members to its current chamber roster. “We have a large challenge but certainly a great opportunity ahead of us so let’s get going.” Like the old saying--if you need to get something done, give it to a busy person—in this case, someone just like Bruce Schulman.

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staff claimed there was only approximately $150,000 to offer for community assistance grants due to the economic downturn. Until then, every Beverly Hills City Council has honored an agreement made nearly 30 years ago that 2% of the city’s TOT income would be spent to market the city’s hotels, restaurants and stores.

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ties he had grown up with on television or in the movies. And secondly, he discovered Beverly Hills—despite all the glamour and hype—was one of the most charitable communities on earth. “I just couldn’t fathom the amount of charitable giving and good deeds this town could produce on virtually a daily basis—it was truly mind-boggling,” he exclaimed. The native of Philadelphia literally worked his way through school at the neighboring University of Maryland waiting on tables. Early on, he decided that his passion for aviation might be a great career path—to become a captain with United, American, TWA or one of the other large airlines at the time. “Unfortunately, none of those carriers were jumping at the chance to hire me. Since the juicy jobs automatically went to former military combat pilots who had retired from the service, I ended up having to settle for being a freelancer and flying an occasional freight plane,” Schulman stated. “But with a wife (Marcy) and two children (Lori and Brett) to feed, I decided it was time to look elsewhere.” That search eventually landed him in the automotive field–General Motors, to be exact—first with Pontiac in 1978, then three years with Cadillac, and finally Buick. “I learned the ropes, ended up back in Maryland and actually bought a Buick dealership in Bethesda,” Schulman said. He later joined Pray Automotive in Connecticut and moved to California in 1999 with Miller Infiniti. The latter dealership’s corporate owner, Houston-based Group 1 Automotive, shortly thereafter purchased Mercedes Benz of Beverly Hills and named him general manager. “Coming to this great dealership was a thrill because it al-

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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE T.S. No: F524307 CA Unit Code: F Loan No: 0106093686/LOUVIERE AP #1: 5555-004-084 SUNSET OF CALIFORNIA HOMES, as duly appointed Trustee under the following described Deed of Trust WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH (in the forms which are lawful tender in the United States) and/or the cashier's, certified or other checks specified in Civil Code Section 2924h (payable in full at the time of sale to T.D. Service Company) all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property hereinafter described: Trustor: WAYDE LOUVIERE Recorded November 4, 1994 as Instr. No. 94 2007360 in Book --Page --- of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County; CALIFORNIA and re-recorded June 28, 1995 as Instr. No. 95 1030333 in Book --- Page , pursuant to the Notice of Default and Election to Sell thereunder recorded February 24, 2011 as Instr. No. 110294254 in Book --- Page -- of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County CALIFORNIA. YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED NOVEMBER 1, 1994. 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. 8490 FOUNTAIN AVENUE #302, WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA 90060 "(If a street address or common designation of property is shown above, no warranty is given as to its completeness or correctness)." Said Sale of property will be made in "as is" condition without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest as in said note provided, advances, if any, under the terms of said Deed of Trust, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. Said sale will be held on: JUNE 16, 2011, AT 11:00 A.M. *AT THE WEST SIDE DOORS TO THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY COURTS BUILDING, 12720 NORWALK BLVD, NORWALK, CA At the time of the initial publication of this notice, the total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the above described Deed of Trust and estimated costs, expenses, and advances is $94,807.82. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. Regarding the property that is the subject of this notice of sale, the "mortgage loan servicer" as defined in Civil Code 2923.53(k)(3) declares that it has not obtained from the Commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Civil Code section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date this notice of sale is recorded. The time frame for giving a notice of sale specified in Civil Code Section 2923.52 subdivision (a) does not apply to this notice of sale pursuant to Civil Code Sections 2923.52 or 2923.55. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder's sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a

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BEVERLY HILLS return of the monies paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee's attorney. Date: May 25, 2011 SUNSET OF CALIFORNIA HOMES as said Trustee, as Authorized Agent for the Beneficiary CINDY GASPAROVIC, ASSISTANT SECRETARY T.D. SERVICE COMPANY 1820 E. FIRST ST., SUITE 210, P.O. BOX 11988 SANTA ANA, CA 92711-1988 The Beneficiary may be attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained may be used for that purpose. If available, the expected opening bid and/or postponement information may be obtained by calling the following telephone number(s) on the day before the sale: (714) 480-5690 or you may access sales information at www.tacforeclosures.com. TAC# 937300 PUB: 05/27/11, 06/03/11, 06/10/11 —————————— Title No. 4436533 ALS No. 2010-5421 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT OF A LIEN, DATED AUGUST 9, 2010. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that: On June 16, 2011, at 10:30 AM, Association Lien Services, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to a certain lien, recorded on August 12, 2010, as instrument number 20101119156, of the official records of Los Angeles County, California. WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR LAWFUL MONEY OF THE UNITED STATES, OR A CASHIERS CHECK at: At the front entrance to the Pomona Superior Courts Building, 350 West Mission Blvd., Pomona, CA. The street address and other common designations, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 423 S. Rexford Dr. # 202, Beverly Hills, California 90212 Assessor's Parcel No. 4330-033-041 The owner(s) of the real property is purported to be: Roman Matatov, a married man as his sole and separate property The undersigned trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designations, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of a note, homeowner's assessment or other obligation secured by this lien, with interest and other sum as provided therein: plus advances, if any, under the terms thereof and interest on such advances, plus fees, charges, expenses of the Trustee and Trust created by said lien. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $13,342.63. Payment must be in cash, a cashier's check drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state bank or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings & loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. The real property described above is being sold subject to the right of

redemption. The redemption period within which real property may be redeemed ends 90 days after the sale. The beneficiary of said Lien hereto executed and delivered to the undersigned, a written declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said notice of default and election to sell to be recorded in the County where the real property is located. Date: May 9, 2011 Association Lien Services, as Trustee P.O. Box 64750, Los Angeles, CA 90064 (310) 207-2027 By: Alvin Okoreeh, Trustee Officer P838888 5/27, 6/3, 06/10/2011 —————————— Title No. 4467838 ALS No. 2010-5972 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT OF A LIEN, DATED 10/24/2008. 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 PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that: On 6/22/2011, at 10:30AM, Association Lien Services, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to a certain Lien, recorded on 10/27/2008, as Instrument Number 20081902397, of the Official Records of Los Angeles County California. WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR LAWFUL MONEY OF THE UNITED STATES, OR A CASHIERS CHECK at: At the front entrance to the Pomona Superior Courts Building, 350 West Mission Blvd., Pomona, CA The street address and other common designations, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 221 S. Gale Dr. #306, Beverly Hills, CA 90211 Assessor's Parcel No. 4333029-054 The owner of the real property is purported to be: Pashaco, Inc. The undersigned trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designations, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of a note, homeowner's assessment or other obligation secured by this Lien, with interest and other sum as provided therein: plus advances, if any, under the terms thereof and interest on such advances, plus fees, charges, expenses of the Trustee and Trust created by said Lien. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice Of Sale is $40,618.76. Payment must be in cash, a cashier's check drawn on a State or National Bank, a check drawn by a State Bank or Federal Credit Union, or a check drawn by a State or Federal Savings & Loan Association, Savings Association, or Savings Bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. The real property described above is being sold subject to the right of redemption. The redemption period within which real property may be redeemed ends 90 days after the sale. The beneficiary of said Lien hereto executed and delivered to the undersigned, a written declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and

Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said notice of default and election to sell to be recorded in the County where the real property is located. Date: 5/13/2011 Association Lien Services, as Trustee P.O. Box 64750, Los Angeles, CA 90064 (310) 207-2027 By: Rose Mantalozi, Trustee Officer P838411 5/27, 6/3, 06/10/2011 —————————— Trustee Sale No. 14849CA Loan No. 1011394978 Title Order No. 100164698-CAMAI NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 07-18-2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 06-17-2011 at 10:30 AM, MTDS, INC., A CALIFORNIA CORPORATION DBA MERIDIAN TRUST DEED SERVICE as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 08-02-2007, Book , Page , Instrument 20071829425 of official records in the Office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California, executed by: YEHEZKEL HEZI KASHANIAN, A MARRIED MAN AS HIS SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY as Trustor, INDYMAC BANK, F.S.B., as Beneficiary, will sell at public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier's check drawn by a state or national bank, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Sale will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to the Deed of Trust. The sale will be made, but without convenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possesssion, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the notes (s) secured by the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Place of Sale: AT THE FRONT ENTRANCE TO THE POMONA SUPERIOR COURTS BUILDING, 350 WEST MISSION BLVD., POMONA, CA Legal Description: As more fully described in said Deed of Trust Amount of unpaid balance and other charges:$5,267,729.21 The street address and other common designation of the real property purported as: 13870 MULHOLLAND DRIVE (LOS ANGELES), BEVERLY HILLS, CA 90210 APN Number: 4385-021-009 See Declaration, as required by California Civil Code Section 2923.54, attached hereto and made a part hereof. CALIFORNIA FORECLOSURE PREVENTION ACT DECLARATION OF COMPLIANCE (California Civil Code § 2923.54 (a)) The undersigned mortgage loan servicer hereby declares under penalty of perjury, under the laws of the State of California, as follows: [ ] The mortgage loan servicer has not obtained a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Cal. Civ. Code §

2923.53 that is current and valid as of the date that the Notice of Trustee’s Sale was filed or given. Therefore, the mortgage loan servicer has waited an additional 90 days before giving notice of sale as required by Cal. Civ. Code § 2923.52(a). [X] The mortgage loan servicer has obtained a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Cal. Civ. Code § 2923.53 that is current and valid as of the date that the Notice of Trustee’s Sale was filed or given. [ ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in Cal. Civ. Code § 2923.52(a) does not apply because: [ ] The loan was not recorded between January 1, 2003 and January 1, 2008. [ ] The loan is not secured by residential real property. [ ] The loan is not secured by a first priority mortgage or deed of trust. [ ] The borrower did not occupy the property as his/her principal residence when the loan became delinquent. [ ] The loan was made, purchased or serviced by (1) a California state or local public housing agency or authority, including state or local housing finance agencies established under Division 31 of the Cal. Health & Safety Code and Chapter 6 of the Cal. Military & Veterans Code, or (2) the loan is collateral for securities purchased by any such California state or local public housing agency or authority. [ ] The borrower has surrendered the property as evidenced by either a letter confirming the surrender or delivery of the keys to the property to the mortgagee, trustee, beneficiary or authorized agent. [ ] The borrower has contracted with someone whose primary business is advising people who have decided to leave their homes on how to extend the foreclosure process and avoid their loan obligations. [ ] The borrower has filed for bankruptcy, and the bankruptcy court has not entered an order closing or dismissing the bankruptcy case or granting relief from the automatic stay. OneWest Bank, FSB By: Vicki Brizendine ATTACHMENT TO NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. DATE: 05-192011 MTDS, INC., A CALIFORNIA CORPORATION DBA MERIDIAN TRUST DEED SERVICE, As Trustee Sales Line: (714) 573-1965 (702) 5864500 priorityposting.com STEPHANIE FARRELL, FORECLOSURE ASSISTANT Meridian Foreclosure Service 3 San Joaquin Plaza Suite 215 Newport Beach CA 92660 MTDS, INC., A CALIFORNIA CORPORATION DBA MERIDIAN TRUST DEED SERVICE IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. P837780 5/27, 6/3, 06/10/2011 —————————— Trustee Sale No. 743586CA Loan No. 3018028427 Title Order No. 100547676-CA-MAI NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 7/26/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 6/17/2011 at 10:30 AM, CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 08/01/2007, Book , Page , Instrument 20071816373, of official

records in the Office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, California, executed by: Christopher Belluscio a single man, as Trustor, Washington Mutual Bank, FA, as Beneficiary, will sell at public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Sale will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to the Deed of Trust. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Place of Sale: At the front entrance to the Pomona Superior Courts Building, 350 W. Mission Blvd., Pomona, CA Legal Description: As more fully described in said Deed of Trust Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $813,369.93 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 1246 N Genesee Ave West Hollywood, CA 90046 APN Number: 5530-004-002 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. In compliance with California Civil Code 2923.5(c) the mortgagee, trustee, beneficiary, or authorized agent declares: that it has contacted the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure; or that it has made efforts to contact the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure by one of the following methods: by telephone; by United States mail; either 1st class or certified; by overnight delivery; by personal delivery; by e-mail; by face to face meeting. Date: 5/19/2011 California Reconveyance Company, as Trustee CASIMIR NUNEZ, ASSISTANT SECRETARY CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. California Reconveyance Company 9200 Oakdale Avenue Mail Stop: CA2-4379 Chatsworth, CA 91311 800892-6902 For Sales Information: (714) 730-2727 or www.lpsasap.com (714) 573-1965 or www.priorityposting.com P837035 5/27, 6/3, 06/10/2011 —————————— Trustee Sale No. 440183CA Loan No. 3013465426 Title Order No. 297891 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 03-23-2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A

LAWYER. On 06-17-2011 at 10:30 AM, CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 04-062007, Book , Page , Instrument 20070826361 of official records in the Office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, California, executed by: FRANCO BRUNETTI A MARRIED MAN AS HIS SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY, as Trustor, WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, FA, as Beneficiary, will sell at public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Sale will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to the Deed of Trust. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Place of Sale: THE FRONT ENTRANCE TO THE POMONA SUPERIOR COURTS BUILDING, 350 W. MISSION BOULEVARD, POMONA, CA Legal Description: As more fully described in said Deed of Trust Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $1,119,187.16 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 9240 KINGLET DRIVE WEST HOLLYWOOD (LOS ANGELES), CA 90069 APN Number: 5561-012-014 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. In compliance with California Civil Code 2923.5(c) the mortgagee, trustee, beneficiary, or authorized agent declares: that it has contacted the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure; or that it has made efforts to contact the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure by one of the following methods: by telephone; by United States mail; either 1st class or certified; by overnight delivery; by personal delivery; by e-mail; by face to face meeting. DATE: 05-20-2011 CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY, as Trustee CASIMIR NUNEZ, ASSISTANT SECRETARY CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. California Reconveyance Company 9200 Oakdale Avenue Mail Stop: CA2-4379 Chatsworth, CA 91311 800892-6902 For Sales Information: (714) 730-2727 or www.lpsasap.com (714) 5731965 or www.priorityposting.com P838131 5/27, 6/3, 06/10/2011


Page 30 | May 27, 2011 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Title Order No.: 1050815 Trustee Sale No.: 73768 Loan No.: H399025251 APN: 4355015-036 You are in Default under a Deed of Trust dated 10/16/2009. Unless you take action to protect your property, it may be sold at a public sale. If you need an explanation of the nature of the proceedings against you, you should contact a lawyer. On 06/09/2011 at 01:00PM, FCI Lender Services, Inc. as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 10/22/2009 as DOC #20091598612 of official records in the Office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, California, executed by: Dawn E. Matthias, an unmarried woman, as Trustor Anthony Harris and Daniella Harris, Husband and Wife, as Beneficiary WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States, by cash, a cashier's check drawn by a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state). At: the front entrance to the Pomona Superior Courts Building, 350 West Mission Blvd., Pomona, CA, all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County, California describing the land therein: Lot 3 and the North half of Lot 2 in Block 3 of Tract No. 5898 in the City of Los Angeles, County of Los Angeles, State of California, as per Map Recorded in Book 64, Pages 87 and 88 of Maps, in the office of the County Recorder of said County. The property heretofore described is being sold "as is". The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 1509 North Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills Area, Los Angeles, CA 90210. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, if any, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to-wit: $281,616.89 (Estimated) Accrued interest and additional advances, if any, will increase this figure prior to sale. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of

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PUBLIC NOTICES Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located and more than three months have elapsed since such recordation. Date: 5/12/11 FCI Lender Services, Inc., as Trustee 8180 East Kaiser Blvd., Anaheim Hills, CA 92808 Phone: 714-282-2424 For Trustee Sale Information log on to: www.rsvpforeclosures.co m or call: 925-603-7342. Vivian Prieto, Vice President FCI Lender Services, Inc. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. (RSVP# 2 7 0 9 2 4 ) ( 0 5 / 2 0 / 11 , 05/27/11, 06/03/11) —————————— NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE Trustee's Sale No. 05-FSS-98697 APN# 4383-007-002 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 8/5/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On June 10, 2011, at 10:30 AM, AT WEST SIDE TO THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY COURTHOUSE DIRECTLY FACING NORWALK BLVD., 12720 NORWALK BOULEVARD, in the City of NORWALK, County of LOS ANGELES, State of CALIFORNIA, REGIONAL SERVICE CORPORATION, a California corporation, as duly appointed Trustee under that certain Deed of Trust executed by CAROLYN CHIAPPELLI, A SINGLE WOMAN, as Trustors, recorded on 8/15/2005, as Instrument No. 05 1945613, of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, State of CALIFORNIA, under the power of sale therein contained, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER, for cash, or cashier's check (payable at the time of sale in lawful money of the United States) without warranty express or implied as to title, use, possession or encumbrances, all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it as such Trustee, in and to the following described property situated in the aforesaid County and State, to-wit: TAX PARCEL NO. 4383007-002 From information which the Trustee deems reliable, but for which Trustee makes no representation or warranty, the street address or other common designation of the above described property is purported to be 9882 PORTOLA DRIVE, BEVERLY HILLS, CA 90210. Said property is being sold for the purpose of paying the obligations secured by said Deed of Trust, including fees and expenses of sale. The total amount of the unpaid principal balance, interest thereon, together with reasonably estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Trustee's Sale is $620,407.66. In compliance with California Civil Code 2923.5(c), the mortgagee, trustee, beneficiary, or authorized agent

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

pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Place of Sale: AT THE WEST SIDE OF THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY COURTHOUSE, DIRECTLY FACING NORWALK BOULEVARD, 12720 NORWALK BLVD. , NORWALK, CA Legal Description: LOT 370 OF TRACT NO. 7005, IN THE CITY OF BEVERLY HILLS, COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES, STATE OF CALIFORNIA, AS PER MAP RECORDED IN BOOK 72 PAGE 28 OF MAPS, IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY RECORDER OF SAID COUNTY. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $1,250,070.58 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 256 NORTH DOHENY DRIVE BEVERLY HILLS, CA 90211 APN Number: 4335-024018 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The property heretofore described is being sold "as is". In compliance with California Civil Code 2923.5(c) the mortgagee, trustee, beneficiary, or authorized agent declares: that it has contacted the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure; or that it has made efforts to contact the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure by one of the following methods: by telephone; by United States mail; either 1st class or certified; by overnight delivery; by personal delivery; by e-mail; by face to face meeting. DATE: 05-17-2011 CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY, as Trustee KATHY HARDING, ASSISTANT SECRETARY CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. California Reconveyance Company 9200 Oakdale Avenue Mail Stop: CA2-4379 Chatsworth, CA 91311 800-892-6902 For Sales Information: (714) 7302727 or www.lpsasap.com (714) 573-1965 or www.priorityposting.comASAP# 3999955 05/20/2011, 05/27/2011, 06/03/2011 —————————— NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 11CA00095-1 Order No. 110010574 APN: 5555006-071 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 03/01/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST

YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On June 9, 2011 at 01:00 PM, RSM&A Foreclosure Services, as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded March 9, 2006 as Document Number: 06 0506399 of official records in the Office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, California, executed by: Daniel Moumdjian, a single man, as Trustor, Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for IndyMac Bank, FSB, as Beneficiary, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States, by cash, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state) at the following location: At the front entrance to the Pomona Superior Courts Building, 350 West Mission Blvd. Pomona, all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County, California describing the land therein: Legal description as more fully described in said deed of trust. The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 1155 N LA CIENEGA BLVD NUMBER 410, West Hollywood, CA 90069. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, if any, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to-wit: $440,052.70 (Estimated*) *Accrued interest and additional advances, if any, will increase this figure prior to sale. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located and more than three months have elapsed since such recordation. DATE: 05/17/2011 RSM&A Foreclosures Services 15165 Ventura Boulevard, Suite 330 Sherman Oaks, CA 91403 805-804-5616 For specific information on sales including bid amounts call (714) 277-4845. Kimberly Karas, Authorized Agent of RSM&A Foreclosures

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

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

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

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

Services FEI#1045.01207 05/20/2011, 05/27/2011, 06/03/2011 —————————— NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE Trustee Sale No.: 20110134000300 Title Order No.: 110070150 FHA/VA/PMI No.: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 06/05/06. 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, LLC, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 06/15/06, as Instrument No. 06 1318554 of official records in the office of the County Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, State of California. EXECUTED BY: NATHANIEL HARKHAM, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, CASHIER'S CHECK/CASH EQUIVALENT or other form of payment authorized by 2924h(b), (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States) DATE OF SALE: June 16, 2011 TIME OF SALE: 11:30 AM PLACE OF SALE: At the front entrance to the Pomona Superior Courts Building, 350 W. Mission Blvd. Pomona, CA. STREET ADDRESS and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 450 SOUTH MAPLE DRIVE 301, BEVERLY HILLS, CA 90212. APN# 4332?001?042 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 $892,103.86. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. FOR TRUSTEE SALE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL: NATIONWIDE POSTING & PUBLICATION, INC. 5005 WINDPLAY DRIVE, SUITE 1, EL DORADO HILLS, CA 95762-9334 916-939-0772, www.nationwideposting.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, BY: Ric Juarez Dated: 05/17/11 NPP0181089 05/27/11, 06/03/11, 06/10/11 ———————— NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR CHANGE IN OWNERSHIP OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES LICENSE Date of Filing Application: MAY 19, 2011 To Whom It May Concern: The Name(s) of the Applicant(s) is/are: BOSOK INTERNATIONAL LLC The applicants listed above are applying to the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to sell alcoholic beverages at: 1880 CENTURY PARK EAST LOS ANGELES, CA 90067 Type of license(s) applied for: 48 – ON-SALE GENERAL PUBLIC PREMISES Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, 888 S. Figueroa St. #320 Los Angeles, CA 90017 213/833-6043 05/27/11 BHC 299339 BEVERLY HILLS COURIER


NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE T.S No. 120373302 APN: 4340-023-006 TRA: 001349 LOAN NO: Xxxxxx6840 REF: Gilleran, Thomas J IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED April 07, 2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On June 02, 2011, at 10:00am, CalWestern Reconveyance Corporation, as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded April 14, 2005, as Inst. No. 05 0862249 in book XX, page XX of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, executed by Thomas J Gilleran An Unmarried Man, will sell at public auction to highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank At the west side of the los angeles county courthouse, Southeast District, 12720 Norwalk Blvd., Norwalk, California, all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and State described as: Completely described in said deed of trust The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 9024-9026 Phyllis Av West Hollywood CA 90069 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be held, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, condition or encumbrances, including fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to pay the remaining principal sums of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is: $579,853.58. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder's sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be

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BEVERLY HILLS recorded in the county where the real property is located. For sales information: Mon-Fri 9:00am to 4:00pm (619) 5901221. Cal-Western R e c o n v e y a n c e Corporation, 525 East Main Street, P.O. Box 22004, El Cajon, CA 92022-9004 Dated: April 29, 2011. (R-379661 05/13/11, 05/20/11, 05/27/11) —————————— NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE T.S. No: A523723 CA Unit Code: A Loan N o : 19302312/BELANGER/M ARK JUDE Min No: 100011520050081324 AP #1: 5529-005-167 T.D. SERVICE COMPANY, as duly appointed Trustee under the following described Deed of Trust WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH (in the forms which are lawful tender in the United States) and/or the cashier's, certified or other checks specified in Civil Code Section 2924h (payable in full at the time of sale to T.D. Service Company) all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property hereinafter described: Trustor: MARK J. BELANGER, GLENN SCARPELLI Recorded March 19, 2008 as Instr. No. 20080470926 in Book --Page --of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County; CALIFORNIA , pursuant to the Notice of Default and Election to Sell thereunder recorded February 9, 2011 as Instr. No. 11217116 in Book --- Page --- of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County CALIFORNIA. YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED MARCH 12, 2008. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. 911 NORTH KINGS ROAD 215, WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA 90069 "(If a street address or common designation of property is shown above, no warranty is given as to its completeness or correctness)." Said Sale of property will be made in "as is" condition without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest as in said note provided, advances, if any, under the terms of said Deed of Trust, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. Said sale will be held on: JUNE 2, 2011, AT 11:00 A.M. *AT THE WEST SIDE DOORS TO THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY COURTS BUILDING, 12720 NORWALK BLVD, NORWALK, CA At the time of the initial publication of this notice, the total amount of the unpaid balance of the

obligation secured by the above described Deed of Trust and estimated costs, expenses, and advances is $370,621.15. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: The mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the Commissioner of a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is recorded. The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder's sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the monies paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee's attorney. Date: May 4, 2011 T.D. SERVICE COMPANY as said Trustee, T.D. Service Company Agent for the Trustee and as Authorized Agent for the Beneficiary MARLENE CLEGHORN, ASSISTANT SECRETARY T.D. SERVICE COMPANY 1820 E. FIRST ST., SUITE 210, P.O. BOX 11988 SANTA ANA, CA 92711-1988 We are assisting the Beneficiary to collect a debt and any information we obtain will be used for that purpose whether received orally or in writing. If available, the expected opening bid and/or postponement information may be obtained by calling the following telephone number(s) on the day before the sale: (714) 480-5690 or you may access sales information at www.tacforeclosures.com. TAC# 935193 PUB: 05/13/11, 05/20/11, 05/27/11 —————————— T.S. No. T11-73619-CA / APN: 4339-015-061 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 5/24/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, Cashier’s Check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown

below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to a deed of trust described below. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Pursuant to California Civil Code Section 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer, or authorized agent, declares as follows: [X] The mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed and [X] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 or 2923.55 Trustor: Charles M Casey, trustee of The Charles M Casey Revocable Trust Dated October 31, 2005 Duly Appointed Trustee: CR Title Services, Inc. c/o Pite Duncan, 4375 Jutland Drive, Suite 200, San Diego, CA 92117 877-576-0472 Recorded 05/30/2006 as Instrument No. 06 1172652 in book , page of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, California, Date of Sale: 6/6/2011 at 10:30 AM Place of Sale: At the front entrance to the Pomona Superior Courts Building, 350 West Mission Blvd., Pomona, CA Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $194,443.31 Street Address or other common designation of real property: 964 Larrabee Street Unit 207 West Hollywood, CA 90069-3940 A.P.N.: 4339-015-061 Legal Description: As more fully described in said Deed of Trust The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address or other common designation, if any, shown above. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. The Trustee shall incur no liability for any good faith error in stating the proper amount of unpaid balances and charges. For sales information please contact Priority Posting and Publishing at www.priorityposting.com or (714) 573-1965 Reinstatement Line: 877-

576-0472 Date: 5/13/2011 CR Title Services, Inc 1000 Technology Drive MS 314 O’Fallon MO 63368 Jill Bryant, Trustee Specialist Federal Law requires us to notify you that we are acting as a debt collector. If you are currently in a bankruptcy or have received a discharge in bankruptcy as to this obligation, this communication is intended for informational purposes only and is not an attempt to collect a debt in violation of the automatic stay or the discharge injunction. P833903 5/13, 5/20, 05/27/2011 ————————— NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 10CA01618-1 Order No. 100764558 APN: 5529025-225 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 03/15/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On June 2, 2011 at 01:00 PM, RSM&A Foreclosure Services, as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded March 22, 2007 as Document Number: 20070650273 of official records in the Office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, California, executed by: JACQUELINE ANN FINCH AN UNMARRIED WOMAN, as Trustor, Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for IndyMac Bank, FSB, as Beneficiary, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States, by cash, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state) at the following location: At the front entrance to the Pomona Superior Courts Building, 350 West Mission Blvd. Pomona, all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County, California describing the land therein: Legal description as more fully described in said deed of trust. The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 950 NORTH KINGS ROAD 366, WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA 90069. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by

said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, if any, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to-wit: $514,198.11 (Estimated*) *Accrued interest and additional advances, if any, will increase this figure prior to sale. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located and more than three months have elapsed since such recordation. DATE: 05/12/2011 RSM&A Foreclosures Services 15165 Ventura Boulevard, Suite 330 Sherman Oaks, CA 91403 805-804-5616 For specific information on sales including bid amounts call (714) 2774845. Kimberly Karas, Authorized Agent of RSM&A Foreclosures S e r v i c e s FEI#1045.01086 05/13/2011, 05/20/2011, 05/27/2011 —————————— FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2011027852 The following is/are doing business as: Apple in Bulk.com 9461 Charleville Bl. #104, Beverly Hills, CA 90212; New Future Technology Corporation 9461 Charleville Bl. #104, Beverly Hills, CA 90212; The business is conducted by: A CORPORATION, registrant(s) has begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein JANUARY 31, 2011: New Future Technology Corporation, GAIL BENSIMON, Treasurer; Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: May 09, 2011; Published: May 20, 27, June 03, 10, 2011 LACC N/C —————————

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2011016734 The following is/are doing business as: LAURELS FINE FURNITURE 2606 W. Sepulveda Blvd., Torrance, CA 90505; Heritage Furniture Corporation 2606 W. Sepulveda Blvd., Torrance, CA 90505; The business is conducted by: A CORPORATION, registrant(s) has begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein 1998: Charles Aflalo, President; Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: April 27, 2011; Published: May 06, 13, 20, 27, 2011 LACC N/C

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2011023496 The following is/are doing business as: COLORSTYLESTUDIO 6151 Orange St. #319, Los Angeles, CA 90048; Denise Lampron 6151 Orange St. #319, Los Angeles, CA 90048; The business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL, registrant(s) has begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein April 06, 2011: Denise Lampron; Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: May 05, 2011; Published: May 13, 20, 27, June 03, 2011 LACC N/C

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2011026086 The following is/are doing business as: VICEVERSA 1922 S. Holt Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90034; Koko Fukami 1922 S. Holt Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90034; The business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL, registrant(s) has begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein May 30, 2006: Koko Fukami; Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: May 09, 2011; Published: May 13, 20, 27, June 03, 2011 LACC N/C

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2011008769 The following is/are doing business as: LUCEMAX OF BEVERLY HILLS 9744 Wilshire Blvd. #410, Beverly Hills, CA 90212; Mark Alexander Mandel MD 261 S. Camden Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90212; The business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL, registrant(s) has NOT begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein: Mark Alexander Mandel MD; Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: April 15, 2011; Published: May 13, 20, 27, June 03, 2011 LACC N/C

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2011032997 The following is/are doing business as: FELZ PROPERTIES 2930 Gilmerton Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90064; Susan Lynne Felz 2930 Gilmerton Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90064; Jeffrey Nelson Felz 2930 Gilmerton Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90064; The business is conducted by: HUSBAND AND WIFE, registrant(s) has begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein January 01, 2011: Susan L. Felz; Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: May 18, 2011; FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME Published: May 27, June 03, 10, 17, STATEMENT 2011016769 The follow- 2011 LACC N/C ing is/are doing business as: SILICON DISK TECHNOLOGY 3540 Wilshire FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME Blvd. #716, Los Angeles, CA 90010; STATEMENT 2011035273 The followMagicRam, Inc. 3540 Wilshire Blvd. ing is/are doing business as: EXCLU#716, Los Angeles, CA 90010; The SIVE MOTORS 11267 Venice Blvd., business is conducted by: A CORPO- Los Angeles, CA 90066; 24 At Your RATION, registrant(s) has NOT begun Door, Inc. 11267 Venice Blvd., Los to transact business under the Angeles, CA 90066; The business is name(s) listed herein: Alan Nouray, conducted by: A CORPORATION, Vice President; Statement is filed with registrant(s) has NOT begun to transthe County of Los Angeles: April 27, act business under the name(s) list2011; Published: May 06, 13, 20, 27, ed herein: George Frem, President; 2011 LACC N/C Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: May 23, 2011; Published: FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME May 27, June 03, 10, 17, 2011 STATEMENT 2011016856 The follow- LACC N/C ing is/are doing business as: 1) OUR STATE INSURANCE CO. 2) YOUR FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATE INSURANCE CO. 2935 STATEMENT 2011036989 The followWoodwardia Dr., Los Angeles, CA ing is/are doing business as: ANGEL 90077; Leonard B. Miller 2935 HAIR BRAIDS 153 S. Robertson Blvd., Woodwardia Dr., Los Angeles, CA Beverly Hills, CA 90211; Priscilla 90077; Joy F. Miller 2935 Woodwardia Smith 21945 Fort Tejon Rd., Llano, CA Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90077; The busi- 93544; The business is conducted by: ness is conducted by: HUSBAND AND AN INDIVIDUAL, registrant(s) has WIFE, registrant(s) has NOT begun to begun to transact business under the transact business under the name(s) name(s) listed herein 2006: Priscilla listed herein: Leonard B. Miller; Smith; Statement is filed with the Statement is filed with the County of Los County of Los Angeles: May 25, 2011; Angeles: April 27, 2011; Published: Published: May 27, June 03, 10, 17, May 06, 13, 20, 27, 2011 LACC N/C 2011 LACC N/C

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2011016888 The following is/are doing business as: 1) TARA DESIGNS 2) TARA JEWELRY DESIGNS 546 S. Norton Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90020; Wendy Marsten Guzin 546 S. Norton Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90020; Barbara S. Marsten 1203 N. Sweetzer Ave. #104, West Hollywood, CA 90069; The business is conducted by: A GENERAL PARTNERSHIP, registrant(s) has NOT begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein: Wendy Marsten Guzin; Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: April 27, 2011; Published: May 06, 13, 20, 27, 2011 LACC N/C

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2011037188 The following is/are doing business as: ART AND CUISINE 9461 Chareleville Blvd. #126, Beverly Hills, CA 90212; Euromenage LLC 9461 Charleville Blvd. #126, Beverly Hills, CA 90212; The business is conducted by: A Limited Liability Company, registrant(s) has NOT begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein: Stephan Memmi, CEO; Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: May 25, 2011; Published: May 27, June 03, 10, 17, 2011 LACC N/C


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CLASSIFI ED INDEX MISCELLANEOUS/ANNOUNCEMENTS Obituaries .............................................00 Bookkeeping/Accounting.......................01 Announcements....................................02 Hypnotherapy .......................................03 Lost & Found ........................................04 Personal................................................05 Mail Box Services.................................06 Legal Services ......................................09 Catering.................................................10 Spiritual Guidance.................................13 Auctions ................................................25 Travel Tours ..........................................40 Personal Chef .......................................42 Party Services.......................................43 Video/Photography................................44 Schools/Instruction................................45 Computer Consultants ..........................46 Health & Beauty....................................47 Fitness ..................................................48 Professional Services ...........................50 Alterations.............................................53 Jobs Wanted.........................................55 Situations Wanted.................................58 Jobs Wanted Domestic.........................60 Domestic Agencies ...............................85 Child Care.............................................86 Elderly Home/Care ...............................88 Employment Opportunities ...................90 Volunteer Work .....................................98

Business and Commercial Lots..........235 Wanted to Rent, Offices .....................239 Offices, Stores for Lease ....................240 Commercial Property For Lease .........241 Industrial Lots .....................................250 Acreage, Residential Lots ..................260 Condominiums and Townhouses ........270 Real Estate for Exchange ..................280 Real Estate Services...........................281 Real Estate Loans..............................288 Property Management........................290 Las Vegas Properties .........................299 Houses for Sale..................................300 Wanted to Buy....................................302 Wanted to Buy Houses ......................303 Palm Springs for Rent.........................331

RENTALS Rentals to Share.................................404 Wanted to Rent ..................................405 Garage/Storage Rentals .....................407 Rooms for Rent...................................415 Hotels & Motels...................................416 Boarding House/Senior Living.............418 Houses for Rent Furnished ................420 Houses for Rent Unfurnished .............425 Apartments for Rent Furnished ..........435 Rental Referral Services ....................439 Apartments for Rent Unfurnished.......440 Vacation Rentals.................................449

BUSINESS AND FINANCIAL

MISCELLANEOUS/SALES

Business Opportunities........................110 Business Wanted.................................115 Investment Opportunities ....................125 Investors Wanted ................................126 Business Services...............................130 Financial Services...............................135 Money to Loan ....................................150 Mortgage Loans...................................151 Real Estate Loans ..............................155 Money Wanted....................................165

Antiques/Paintings for Sale ................460 Antiques/Paintings Wanted .................461 Crypts/Plots ........................................464 Furniture For Sale ..............................469 Miscellaneous for Sale........................470 Miscellaneous Wanted.........................471 Pianos For Sale...................................472 Pianos Wanted....................................473 Fashion................................................474 Garage/Estate Sales ...........................475 Pets ....................................................480 Auctions..............................................488

REAL ESTATE Income Property for Sale ...................200 Income Property Wanted ....................201 Commercial Property For Sale ...........202 Businesses For Sale ..........................208 Business Property for Sale .................210 Business Property for Rent.................215 Business Property Wanted .................220

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TRANSPORTATION Autos for Sale.....................................500 Motorcycles ........................................525 Aircraft’s for Sale ................................540 Aircraft’s Wanted ................................545 Boats/Yachts ......................................555

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

323-932-8700 I AM SEEKING a Full-Time Live-In or Live-Out Position as a CAREGIVER Good driver, great cook, housekeeping, tennis trainer. 15 years experience. Excellent References. Joe: 818/263-7251

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

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

INCOME PROPERTY

OFFICE & STORES FOR LEASE

HOUSEKEEPER ELDERLY MAN BEVERLY HILLS ENTREPRENEUR S e e k i n g l i v e - i n 12-Unit Apt. Bldg. CAREGIVER / WANTED All 1 Bd’s. Updated w/ COMPANION

WEST SIDE - SMALL Energetic female pre- hrwd., granite, stainless BUSINESS or ferred with refernces. steel appl. $3,900,000 *Commercial Land Evening shifts M-F REAL ESTATE For Sale in Sun Valley. Day 323/651-1410 Consultant to small 6,000sf. lot • $325,000 or Eve. 3pm-10pm businesses. Can also at 310/474-5178 Tamara Smart • Bkr. rehab property. Will 818/343-5240 assist Entrepreneur. dianecoutre@aol.com

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C l e a n i n g , l a u n d r y, cooking & answering phones. Live-in 4 days or live out position. Local ref’s necessary. 310/275-2488 Call Saturday and leave phone number. Interview Sunday or Monday.

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

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HAS 3 STATIONS FOR RENT

$650 PER WEEK 4 Nights 5 Days 2 - HAIRSTYLIST 1- MANICURIST Live-In Housekeeper Great Location Cooking, cleaning and must speak English with local references. Contact April at 310/713-3714 or 818/605-8838

PRIME WEHO

Beverly Drive PRIVATE PROFESSIONAL

2 Homes: Architectural Contemporary and Professional appearance. Craftsman + Attached WILSHIRE BLVD Small complex, Guesthouse/Office on RETAIL B.H. & Westside Area one lot. Central air & Management/ FRONTAGE & heat, hardwood floors, Maintenance SMALL OFFICE Experience a Plus. high ceilings, skylights, GREAT OPPORTUNITY! limestone bath. Newly *** SUITES *** Fax Resume: NO NNN update. $1,450,000 310/829-2630 All Utilities Included. Call 310/279-6921

THEROBERTSCO @ ADMINISTRATIVE THEROBERTSCO . COM ASSISTANT Part time – Beverly Hills M-W-F 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. 98 Correspondence, filBEAUTY SALON ing, calendar, general organization for BUSY AND WELL semi-retired exec. ESTABLISHED SALON E-mail resume kenquest@kenquest.com IN BEVERLY HILLS

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Great Parking. Call 310/246-1365

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Must Lease Now!

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6210 WILSHIRE BL. @ FAIRFAX AVE. MOVE-IN SPECIAL OFFICES FOR LEASE ************* 560 sq. ft.

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

*** PRIME *** BEVERLY HILLS 2,000 SQ, FT. RETAIL FRONTAGE ON WILSHIRE BLVD. CALL RAMIN AT 310/991-5147

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310/273-0136

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SPECIALIZING IN WAXING FREE RENT Looking for Young Lady with 5768 W. PICO BLVD *** FOR LEASE *** Aesthetician license. OFFICE FOR LEASE *BEVERLY HILLS* English speaking. 489 S. Robertson Bl. 500 SQ. FT. Experience not necessary. 500sf. - 1,000sf. $720/MO. • FULL-TIME • Single Studio Offices. Parking Available 310/278-7375 Unique space, all Call 310/779-6727 amenities, skylights, high ceilings. Above 110 standard improvements. INVESTMENT

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SEEKING RETIRED EXECUTIVE Who knows finance w/

Great paying positions available throughout good communication Los Angeles, Hancock skills to help find auto Park, Beverly Hills, Bel Aire, Pacific manufacturer partner. Palisades and San Pay in back end. Fernando Valley.

Please call (323) 932-8700

Good Results.

310/474-2291

Newly Renovated

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310/274-7988

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Contact Kosha 310/691-5520

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GARAGE & STORAGE

Towers 2 BEVERLY HILLS Century SANTA MONICA 2222 Ave. of Stars SUBLEASES 2 Bdrm.+2 Bath 427 Montana Ave. Wilshire Bl @ Camden 17th Flr. • $968,000

• Quiet, private, proIM Pei Design. Views fessional environment of Hillcrest Country Club, • Conference Room Rancho Park, Marina, Privileges Santa Monica Bay. • Possible Answering Updated kitchen+baths Services Furnished 14ft x 13ft: granite ctrs+flrs., Berber carpet, crown mouldings, $1,500/Mo. sub-zero, Miele w/d. Unfurnished 14 x 10ft: 24-hr. doorman+security. $1,350/Mo.

310/281-2667

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

This Weeks Listings ————— CENTURY PARK EAST

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Great People Make GOOD COMPANY

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

************* Great location w/ views Apprx 250sf. Office Common reception and parking available area, library & kitchen. Call: 310/395-7272 $1,500/Mo. • Available Now • or email: gary@westhillmgmt.com

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Industry Professional. Free underground pkng. Call 310/592-5415

$449,000 2 Bedroom 2 Baths Light & Bright Corner 2 Large Balconies Wood Floors Quiet Location

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

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

$1,080,000 Penthouse Lowest Priced High Rise Penthouse in West LA 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths Unobstructed 270 degree views. Sky Lounge with 2 Balconies, WalkIn Closet. Stone Island Kitchen Stainless Steel Appliances Priced at $1,000/sq. ft.

PARK PLACE PATIO CONDO

FAST TRUSTEE SALE

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

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

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

310/203-0422 GLORICE SOMEKH REALTY, INC.

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

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

425 HOUSES FOR LEASE

217 S. RODEO DR Beverly Hills 90210 Beautiful 4Bd + 3Ba Approx. 3,000 sq.ft. Dining rm, living rm, Fireplace, a/c, new electric & plumbing. Bonus Guesthouse $9,200/MO. Call 323/658-5332

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3 Bdrm. + 2 Bath

300 HOUSES FOR SALE

BEV. HILLS HOME

North Of Wilshire Charming 4+2 Home Almost 2000 sq. ft. on 7,500 sq. ft. lot. $1,949,000 Open Sunday 2-5pm 113 N. Palm Drive Call 310/600-1314 Farïba Ramin (Agt) Lic. #01329041

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

Storage Space

2,200sf., dining rm., fireplace, beams, hrwd. flrs., patio, 2-car garage.

Duplex in Quiet, Safe Neighborhood. 818/425-4838

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REO PROPERTY • Bel Air Adj. •

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3 Bd.+31/2 Ba.+Pool

Newer 2-Story Home 3783 Whitespeak Dr. 4 Bd.+41/2 Ba.+Den • Open House • +Family Rm+Maids Rm + Guesthouse Sat.+Sun. • 2-5pm Master Bdrm. w/ walkUnobstructed view. view. in closet, sub-zero, Entertainer ’s dream. marble counters, hrwd. Value @ $1,999,000 Avail. in July • $7,200 • Paul Shipley • Agt: 310/383-1306

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

BRENTWOOD

WESTWOOD

519 S. Barrington Ave. 1 0 9 0 5 O h i o A v e .

2 Bdrm.+11/2 Bath

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310/472-8915

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1409 Midvale Ave.

310/477-6856

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

W E S T W O O D Close To U.C.L.A.

• • 2• •B d•. +• 2• B•a•. • • ————— WEST L.A. Guesthouse with • • 1 Bd. + 1 Ba. • • 1433 Brockton Ave. •• Single •• full Bath+kitchenette Spacious

A/C, pool, intercom Private serene garden leads to very large guesthouse. entry, laundry facility, Newly remodeled incld. new wiring & re-piping. New elevator, parking. central air/heating. Beautiful crafted staircase, giant Close to U.C.L.A. European chandeliers. Almost new house w/ old, 310/478-8616 charming, and traditional character. Bright and beautiful. Very large guesthouse, large living rm, fireplace, HOLLYWOOD formal dining room, breakfast area, hardwood floors, 1769-1775 Sycamore Av. lrg. 3 car garage + 5 additional parking spaces (8 total). • B a c h e l o r Very large outdoor covered patio, fruit tree. Walking • S i n g l e Controlled access, distance to shops, restaurants, Roxbury Park, and laundry facility. Century City. No pets. Utilities Included. DRASTICALLY REDUCED TO $6,900 Sacrafice

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440

APARTMENT FOR RENT

APARTMENT FOR RENT

• ALL UTILITIES PAID • 310/471-7766

Balcony, dishwasher, parking, laundry facility. Please Call:

213/663-8513

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672 Kelton Ave. X-St. Strathmore

• 1 Bdrm. +1 Bath •

Close to Everything. Controlled access, parking, laundry facility. ~ WESTWOOD ~ Close to U.C.L.A. 10992 Ashton Ave. 310/208-3085

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1675 Colby Ave.

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• • 1 Bd.+1 Ba. • • •• • •• Single ••• ~ WEST L.A. ~ Balcony, intercom entry, elevator, onsight laundry, prkg. Close to UCLA & Westwood Village.

Make yourself at home.

2 Bdrm. + 2 Bath

Spacious & Bright. SANTA MONICA 808 4th St. A/C, balcony, 2 Bdrm.+2 Bath dishwasher, stove, * ** ***** 310/479-8977 wet bar, intercom entry, *1 *Bdrm. + 1 Bath Old World Charm! on-sight laundry, prkg. Lrg. fireplace, dishBright, intercom entry, = BRENTWOOD = 310/477-0072 washer, intercom entry, fridge, stove, laundry fac. 417 S. Barrington Av. elevator, prkg., pool. = = = = = = = • Close to Beach • ~ WEST ~ Close to restaurants • 1 Bd.+1 Ba. • 310/393-3547 L OS A NGELES & shopping. • 2 Bd.+1 Ba. • 12424 TeXaS Ave. 323/651-2598 Hardwood flrs., pool, WEST L.A. • 1 Bdrm.+1 Bath • laundry facility, 1415 Brockton Ave. 2 B drm. + 2 B ath SANTA MONICA controlled access, prkg. Very Nice Unit. Dishwasher, N EWLY R EMODELED . Close to 2600 Virginia Ave. balcony, on-site Patio, stove, fridge, Brentwood Village. • Spacious • laundry, covered prkg. dishwasher, on-sight • 310/440-5051 • • 3 Bdrm.+2 Bath • laundry, parking. 310/654-1507 VERY UNIQUE • MUST SEE Patio, stove, dishwasher, C LOSE T O S HOPS & R ESTAURANTS . on-site laundry, parking. ≈ W E S T ≈ WESTWOOD 213/663-8513 Close to school, freeway LOS ANGELES 550 Veteran Ave. = 2 Bdrm.+2 Bath = • BRENTWOOD • & transportation. 11305 Graham Pl. = = S i n g l e = = 872 S. Westgate Ave. 310/962-5733 1 Bdrm. + 1 Bath Spacious, microwave, 2 Bd.+11/2 Ba. intercom entry, on-sight Intercom entry, a/c, Hardwood. floors, BEVERLY HILLS patio, a/c, laundry, on-sight parking. dishwasher, on-sight • 3 Bdrm.+2 Bath • dishwasher, parking, • 1 Bdrm. + 1 Bath • laundry & parking. Very close to UCLA laundry facility, & Westwood Village. • GORGEOUS UNITS • Close to School. 310/207-1965 310/208-5166 Central air, large 310/477-8171 WEST L.A. balcony, pool, elevator, • WESTWOOD • on-site laundry, W E S T L . A . 10933 Rochester Ave. 1343 Carmelina Ave. 1 Bdrm.+1 Bath Large intercom entry. Jr. Executive 2 Bdrm. +2 Bath 3 Bdrm + 2 Bath 320 N. La Peer Dr. Bright, on-site 2 Bdrm.+2 Bath • 310/246-0290 • ****** laundry, On-site Spacious, balcony, Washer & Dryer, CLOSE TO SHOPS & DINING parking. Close to Dishwasher, a/c, fireplace, pool, transportation. Stove, Refrigerator, controlled access, BEVERLY HILLS Marble Fireplace, laundry fac., parking. • 310/654-1507 • 443 S. Oakhurst Dr. Balcony, 2 Gated Close To U.C.L.A. BEVERLY HILLS Covered Parking. 2 Bdrm.+ * * 310/473-5061 8725 Clifton Way 310/612-4904 FARI 1 1/ 2 B a t h • 1 Bdrm.+ BRIGHT & SPACIOUS Den+2 Bath • SANTA MONICA BEVERLY HILLS B EVERLY H ILLS 412 N. Oakhurst Dr. 427 Montana Ave. Lrg. unit. Balcony, L IVING . Walk-in closet, • Single • Luxury 2 Bd.+2 Ba. intercom entry, laundry Balcony, dishwasher, ~ Newly Updated ~ • Bachelor • elevator, intercom w/ new hardwood floors, Hardwood floors, facility, elevator, prkg. • CHARMING & BRIGHT • paint, appliances, entry, on-site Controlled access, Close to Cedars, washer/dryer. wet bar, laundry, parking. garage, laundry facility. restaurants, shopping central air, walk-in Please Call: Close to Beach. & transportation. closet, 2-prkg. No pets. 310/435-3693

Guesthouse/Apt BEVERLY HILLS VIEW, VIEW! 218 S. Tower Dr. UPPER BEL AIR Lrg. 1 Bdrm.+1 Bath • • 1 Bd.+1 Ba. • • Lrg. patio, granite kitch. +marble bath, freshly painted, central air, w/d inside, private entry.

323/851-3790

1 Bd. + 1 Ba. 2 Bd. + 1 Ba.

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1380 Midvale Ave.

1 Bdrm.+1 Bath Pool, elevator, controlled access, onsight laundry, parking. Close to U.C.L.A.

310/473-1509

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Balcony, fridge, stove, controlled access, on-site laundry, prkg. 1307 Barry Ave.

310/473-1509 SMALL QUIET BLDG.

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Newly Updated 2 Bdrm. + 2 Bath

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310/393-3547

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controlled access on-sight laundry, prkg.

Central air/heat, fireplace, patio, 213/663-8513 controlled access, pool, elevator, parking, BEVERLY HILLS ADJ laundry facility. Fabulous Penthouse 310/312-9871 Over 2000 Sq. Ft.

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1 Blk. East of Doheny entertainment patio at 1 BEDROOM rear. Views. Must See! Clean, bright, nice size $4,975/MO. apartments. Swimming 858 BEDFORD ST. pool, laundry facilty Call Margaret at and gated garage. 310/775-5226 Call 310/276-9871

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11666 Goshen Ave. 1433 Armacost Ave.

11730 Sunset Blvd.

1 Bdrm.+1 Bath Rooftop pool, deck, gym, central air, elevator, intercom entry, on-sight laundry, parking.

LOW MOVE-IN! “THE 51 MISSION” GHOST WRITING • WESTWOOD •

L.A.’S FINEST, MOST ~ 310/476-3824 ~ LUXURIOUS APT. RENTAL

BRENTWOOD & U.C.L.A. CLOSE

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custom cabinets, granite countertops, stone entry, pool, health club, spa.

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BEVERLY HILLS BEVERLY HILLS ADJ Prime Beverly Hills BEVERLY HILLS ADJ Sparkling 2 BDRM, 2 BATH NORTH OF WILSHIRE 9583 ALCOTT ST. Roof Top Pool MIRACLE MILE ~ CONDO ~ 1 $1,695/MO. BEVERLY HILLS ADJ • Upper 1 Bdrm. • 3 Bd.+21/2 Ba. • $4,900 * SPACIOUS * 1 Bd.+1 /2 Ba. Condo 2 BEDROOM, 2 BATH Balcony, bar, fireplace, New stove, central A/C laundry on each floor, • L IKE A H OUSE • elevator, 2-car parking. Available July 01. Great manager on-site 310/722-7506 Sorry No Pets. $2,400 & Up Prime Beverly Hills Call 310/278-6640 PENTHOUSE CONDO 2,500sf., no common walls, hardwood flrs., Viking appliances, hi-ceiling, lots of storage.

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Travertine flrs., marble & granite countertops. 9520 W. Olympic Bl.. Fridge, washer/dryer, SPACIOUS & BRIGHT 2 BDRM. + 2 BA. dishwasher. Secured bldg. No pets. OVER 2,000 SQ. FT. $4,200/Month $2,400/MO. 818/501-7913 New countertops, new MARINA DEL REY appliances, new carpets, Marina City Club new central air/heat, enclosed balcony, 3BD + 2BA LUXURY CONDO laundry room, parking $3,900 MO secured building. Ocean, Marina View, Call 310/772-0233 High Floor incl. Club Membership (gym, tennis,pools etc) BEVERLY HILLS Marina City Realty 423 S. Rexford Dr 310/821-8980 2 BD + 2 BA. CONDO Updated kitchen with new appliances, washer/ *BEVERLY HILLS* dryer in unit, large balFRENCH CHATEAU cony, lots of closet space 342 N. PALM DR. and secured parking. 2 BEDROOM + DEN $2,350/MO. Water incl. + 2.5 BATHROOM Call 310/994-4684

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950sf., granite kitch., tons of closets, bright, new paint+carpet, 2-sinks in Master. Classy bldg. QUIET TREE-LINED STREET. REDUCED $1,950/Mo.

310/567-4449

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PRIME WESTWOOD (1 Blk from Wilshire and Beverly Glen) BEAUTIFUL 1 BDRM hardwood floors, wood burning fireplace, washer and dryer in unit, small patio, garage parking Small pet OK. $1,875/MO. 1277 DEVON AVE. Call for appointment 310/458-1354

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1 Bd.+1 Ba. • $1,750 Unit In a Luxury Highrise Building. All major appliances. central air, pool, spa, gym, parking, 24-hr. security. Near Westwood Village.

310/470-1758

*KELEMEN* REAL ESTATE (310) 966-0900

all listings are on centurycityliving.com Valet and Guest Parking. Huge Heated BEVERLY HILLS Pool, Security Staff, Real Penthouse Doorman & Houseman, Switchboard 9160 BEVERLY BLVD. 2 Bdrm. + 1 1/ 2 Bath Tennis, Fitness Center Business Center + Rooftop Patio NEW LISTINGS EVERYDAY GREAT LIGHT & VIEWS! Call for latest properties

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Upper with balcony, Granite kitchen, marble floors, jacuzzi tub with separate steam shower. Deluxe Unit. $3,400/MO. Avail. approx May 20th (Minimum 2 year lease) Appliances, carpet, By appointment only laundry facility, 2-prkg.

818/679-6747

(No Calls after 8 PM)

2 Bdrms, 2.5 Baths $2,750/MO. Five Year old building, high ceilings with crown molding, bamboo floors stainlesssteel-appliances Washer & dryer, Marble bathrooms.

310/203-0422 GLORICE SOMEKH REALTY, INC.

————— 2160 Century Park East #408 $2,695/Month 2 Bdrm.+2 Bath Updated/bright/spacious Hrwd., stainless appl. split flr. plan, lrg. balcony, pool, gym, valet. Quiet bldg.

310/435-3558

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————— BEVERLY HILLS TOP FLOOR 1 BEDROOM View, pool, elevator, lots of closets, entry control, gated garage parking. B.H. schools.

PRIME LOCATION BEVERLY HILLS & BRENTWOOD LUXURY UNITS • SINGLES • 1 BEDROOMS • 2 BEDROOMS

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$2,150/month New Carpet Large Balcony, 180º unobstructed City views

Shown by appointment

1Bd+Den+2Ba • $1,950

LOTS OF NATURAL LIGHT. dining room, hardwood floors, full kitchen, appliances, bar, central air, garage. No pets. 1 Year Lease. • 310/273-6124 •

————— BEVERLY HILLS 409 S. PECK DR. Near Roxbury Park 1 BEDROOM, 1 BATH $1,975/MO. Elegant, completely remodeled. Central air & heat, built-ins, wood floors, garage parking. Call 310/497-1655

$2,400/month Newer Renovation, High Floor Large Balcony, Granite Counters Stainless Steel Kitchen

1 Bdrm +Den+2 Baths $2,500/month Unfurnished Corner, Large Balcony Double sized closet, Updated Appliances Newer Carpet. Quiet Inside Location

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NEAR CEDAR SINAI *********** 1 BDRM UPPER 1 BD + 1 BA $995 Newly remodeled bathUpper Unit, Pool. room, fridge, stove, Call 310/442-4644 ceiling fans, parking, laundry, non-smoking quiet building. Close BEVERLY HILLS to bus line. 1 year N EWLY U PDATED . • STUDIO • lease No Dogs. Hardwood flrs., a/c, $1,200/MO. •••••••••• laundry, parking. Call 310/358-3051 Available Anytime. 2 Bd.+1 Ba. • $2,100 or 310/274-6261 Wood floors, 310/247-8547 310/433-1949 stove, refrigerator.

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ALL UTILITIES INCLD. $1,095/Mo. ************* 310/924-7247 1BD + 1BA • $1,200

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From $1,500-$2,200

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

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

1BD.+1BA UPPER Quiet neighborhood, $1,550 + Low Deposit Laundry rm. No Pets Beautiful lower unit $1,400/MO. New carpet, A/C, all Open Sat & Sun 1-4 and by appointment 454 S. Rexford Dr. aplliances, laundry rm 221 S. DOHENY DR. Call 310/858-0979 * * * * * * * * * * * * * (south of Wilshire) 2BD + 1BA • $1,400 BEVERLY HILLS ADJ Beautiful upper unit, 310/274-6931 417 S. ARNAZ separate dining room, 1 BDRM. + 1 BATH hardwood floors, A/C, UNIT #201 • $1,395 stove and dishwasher *********** 1 BDRM. + 1 BATH * * * * * * * * * * * * * UNIT #203 • $1,295 Call 310/652-7829 or 310/266-5178 Modern Unit, Clean

1 Bedroom, 1 Bath Condos

2 Bd.+2 Ba. • $2,200

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

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310/569-4699

226 N. Crescent Dr.

Move in special 1 month free rent 1 BDRM.......$1475 2 BDRM.......$1825

Stove,dishwasher, 1 BDRM. 1 3/4 BATH carpet parking and laundry on site, cats $1,650/MO. With Central A/C, Oak okay with deposit Cabinets, 6 closets, 412 S. Willaman Dr. dishwasher, Contact Raquel Microwave, Gated 310/271-1354 Entry, Parking, Laundry Balcony and Elevator. BEVERLY HILLS 8747 Clifton Way 336 S. Rexford Dr. Ron:310/990-1730 1 Bd.+1 Ba. • $1,400

Hardwood flrs/Carpets

$2,250/Mo. • No dogs

3 Blocks from Beverly Center

BEVERLY HILLS

CENTURY PARK EAST

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1/2 Month Free Rent (OAC) Large unit with wood floors, eclosed patio, dishwasher, No pets Call 310/278-8999

BRENTWOOD

Alex 310/966-1014

————— PRIME HOLLYWOOD 2 BDRM + 1 BATH Old Hollywood Charm with pool, large bedrooms w/lots of closets space, laundry and parking. $1,550/MO. Call 310/380-5957

————— BEVERLY HILLS HIGH 1/2 block 5 min to Century City 1 Bdrm, 1 Bath all utilities included in rent. $1,550/MO. 220 S. Lasky Drive Beverly Hills contact Catherine 310/482-8699

quiet building. No Pets Call 310/248-2441

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135 N. LA PEER DR. BEAUTIFUL 1 BDRM. 1 /2 Block North of Wilshire $1,250/MO. Utilities Included Hardwood floors with stove, fridge. No Pets. Contact Hector at: 310/277-9340

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Close to shops+dinning of Brentwood Village. Art-deco style bldg. w/ intercom entry+attractive main lobby. Lovely courtyard pool. Kitchenette. Laundry fac. • $900 WATER+GAS+ELECTRIC INCLD

Radu: 310/826-4380 ————— —————

WESTWOOD

Spacious 1 Bdrm. BEVERLY HILLS $1,150/Month Newly painted. W/ deck, wall to wall carpet, walk-in closet, mini-blinds, stove, fridge, laundry fac., garage w/ storage cabinets. No pets. Please Call:

310/451-2725

Lrg. BACHELOR $795 PER MONTH Includes full bathroom, good closet space and fridge. No kitchen. Permit prkg. Utilities Included.

Call 323/951-0369 Or: 909/838-8208

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The Beverly Hills Courier reserves the right to refuse the publishing of any advertisement and to delete any objectionable word(s) or phrase(s). Submission of an advertisement to a Beverly Hills Courier salesperson does not represent an agreement by the Beverly Hills Courier to print the advertisement. The Beverly Hills Courier will not be liable for failure to publish an advertisement as requested. If there is an error or an omission in the printing or the publication of an advertisement, the liability of the Beverly Hills Courier shall be limited to a maximum of the cost of the incorrect advertisement or the reprinting of the correct advertisement. The Beverly Hills Courier, under no circumstances, shall be liable for other damages. The Beverly Hills Courier will not accept any cancellations or changes to a classified ad/ads after 12:00 PM Wednesday, and display ads after 5:00 PM Tuesday of that requested week of publication. Legal notices already published once is 10 days prior to publication date. We will reserve one major change to a classified ad running on a five-week term. Changes in addition to the one alteration will incur a minimal charge of $3.00 per change.

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PAINTINGS FOR SALE

508 AUTOS WANTED

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

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

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Page 38 | May 27, 2011 Publisher Clifton S. Smith, Jr Senior Editor John L. Seitz Special Sections Editor Steve Simmons

******* Public Affairs Editor Society Editor

George C. Shen Joan Mangum

******* Associate Publisher & Editor Marcia W. Hobbs

******* Founding Publisher March Schwartz (Publisher 1965 - 2004) The Courier is proud to be a Education Partner.

From the Publisher CLIF SMITH

JUST KEEP ON LOBBING THOSE MISSILES I remember vividly walking into my high school foreign language class in 1967 and hearing the radio. My teacher, Mr. Leonid Zvonkin—a wonderfully gifted teacher—was a quiet, pensive man who was kindness itself. No one ever had a radio on during class, ever. Puzzled did not begin to describe our curiosity. Of course we all listened to the radio in the background as he conducted class. Paying more attention to the radio than the lecture, we became vaguely aware of a war somewhere. Mr. Zvonkin had a terribly concerned look on his face and was very distracted . . . really odd. We asked him about it and all he did was turn off the radio. At home, I looked at that day’s newspaper. Israel was in a war. Its very existence was threatened. That did not surprise me. I was aware of its borders and its tenuous hold on its ancient lands. The news called the war “preemptive” because Arab armies were massing on Israel’s borders. I had looked at the map. There was no way Israel could be secure with its situation then. Those 1967 borders were not going to make it. That was obvious to anyone who looked at the map. Israel won. Jerusalem was again inside Israel (well, Judea). Israel had defensible borders at last. The united Arab armies tried again a few years later in the Yom Kippur War and lost worse. They’ve tried to retake everything since then, but Israel has given away vast stretches to Egypt and all of Gaza.That has not bought peace and will not buy peace. So, what is “Israel”? According to many airlines and Google, it does not exist at all. Now, President Obama, in a very obvious message—even if “modified”—told Israel to exist without defensible borders. That’s the same as no Israel. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu properly said “no.” The Wall Street Journal said Obama simply called for war without realizing it (or maybe he did). Why did a Christian teenager care deeply about the survival of a tiny country on the far side the Mediterranean he had never seen and knew little about except from books? Maybe for the same reason that we value freedom, democracy and faith. President Obama has no right to give away the land of Israel and should stop trying. No amount of land giveaways or givebacks will satisfy the lust of Palestinians to destroy Israel and its Jewish occupants. Whether you believe his Muslim upbringing affects his policies or not, he said what he said and what he said was wrong–unless you want no Israel.

LETTER The Roxbury Project is just another overblown, excessive development which residents are vocally opposed to. What started out as a request for bathroom renovations has escalated to encompass among other things a library and catering facility. Phase I is slated to cost $14 million, while the entire project is anticipated to be $34.3 million (likely closer to $60 million)–all this at a time when the City budget admits major weaknesses and impending deficits–in addition to its detrimental impacts on neighborhood noise, traffic, and character. This project is being advanced by Community Services Director Steve Zoet who felt no obligation to present accurate parking and traffic

information to the Planning Commission, saw no need to consider consulting residents in the process of giving Roxbury Park as a venue for the Los Angeles Times/Taste event, and has refused comment when residents posed appropriate questions to him regarding costs and the role of City employees in the proposed project. I think Mr. Zoet is forgetting he is a City servant–and not a private developer–who is being paid by the very residents and taxpayers of this community whom he is disregarding. As for me, I wish to withdraw the portion of my taxes which pay for his salary and benefits package. Christine Skirmuntt Ford

Rabbi Jacob Pressman MY HEART IS ACHING My heart is caught up in the vortex of a Missouri tornado. Issues of great economic and international importance which generally command my attention are eclipsed by the shock and misery of whole communities being smashed into piles of rubble in an instant and with them hundreds, perhaps thousands of human lives beings snuffed out. In order fully to grasp the enormity of the tragedy, I have to think of it in terms of one family. In my mind’s eye I see a man, sifting through a pile of wood. He was born in that Missouri town, son of a hard working father and a mother of five children. He went to school here, but never made it to college because he had to work to contribute to the family’s needs. He married a young girl he met in school and whom he had grown to love. They had two boys and now a baby girl. The man worked at two jobs and she worked a few hours at home to supplement their income. They saved and scrimped and bought a very nice little house just off the main street of the town. Slowly they furnished it to their taste, and were proud of each new piece they bought for it, paying for it on the installment plan. They even indulged once in a painting they hung over the fireplace. When the baby girl was born they even bought a new crib for her. They loved that home and surrounded it with a velvety green lawn. Life was good.

Last week a tornado warning was sounded, and the five of them gathered in the shallow cellar of the house and huddled together as a distant rumble turned into an ear-piercing roar and they felt themselves torn from one another and whirled about as the roof disappeared and everything went black. Suddenly it was quiet and bright. Stunned, the man went searching for the family he had just embraced, and miracle of miracles one by one they found one another and embraced. The boys asked: “Where is the house? Where is the house?” Father answered, tears streaming down his face. All he could manage to say is: “All gone!” over and over again. The woman began to scream: “Where is baby? Where is baby?” They began to dig frantically into the pile of broken boards which had been their dream home. Night fell, and some rescuers who had come from another state led them to a shelter. The woman refused to leave and the next day she was found still lifting broken pieces of wood with bloodied hands and shrieking the baby’s name. Please forgive my not writing a cheery column today. This tragic story or one like it is being repeated over and over across America’s heartland. The death toll is rising. The misery is multiplying. And my heart is aching, so I cannot entertain you.

POLICE BLOTTER BURGLARY Occurred between 7 p.m. on 5/15 and 7:45 a.m. on 5/16 in 100 block of N. La Peer Dr. Unknown suspect gained access to subterranean garage through mechanical gate, entered victim’s unlocked vehicle and stole items. Loss $210 Occurred between 11 p.m. on 5/15 and 8:30 a.m. on 5/16 in 100 block of N. La Peer Dr. Unknown suspect gained access to secured subterranean garage, entered victim’s vehicle and stole jacket. Loss $695 Occurred about 5 p.m. on 5/20 in 200 block of S. Wetherly Dr. Three unknown male suspects entered victim’s property, opened locked tool cabinet and stole property. Loss $1,420 Occurred between noon on 5/18 and 7:30 a.m. on 5/20 in 300 block of S. La Peer Dr. Unknown suspect attempted to access large container, stole box of nails. Loss $40 Occurred between 1 and 6 a.m. on 5/21 in 400 block of N. Oakhurst Dr. Unknown suspect entered victim’s vehicle and stole property from a bag in the back seat. Loss $200 Occurred between 10 p.m. on 5/20 and 8:30 a.m. on 5/21 in 200 block of S. Carson Rd. Unknown suspect entered residence through open window, ransacked and stole property. Loss $6,035 ASSAULT Occurred about 9:30 p.m. in 9900 block of Robbins Dr. Suspect bit victim’s hand when the latter attempted to enter apartment during an argument. Occurred at 1:58 p.m. on 5/10 in area of N. Bedford Dr. and N. Santa Monica Blvd. Suspect: Male White, 20, 5'09'', 175–exited vehicle, slapped victim for honking the horn at him. Occurred between 6:15 and

6:34 p.m. in 300 block of N. La Peer Dr. Suspect: Male White, 5'05'', 150, black hair, brown eyes–pushed two victims to the ground. Occurred at 1:45 p.m. on 5/12 in 200 block of S. La Cienega Blvd. Suspect: Female White, 75, 5'03'', 140, blonde/strawberry hair–grabbed victim’s right arm and squeezed it during verbal dispute over card cheating. Occurred at 11:42 p.m. on 5/18 in 200 block of S. Elm Dr. Unknown suspect hit and scratched victim during verbal argument. Occurred at 11:35 p.m. on 5/18 in 200 block of S. Elm Dr. Male suspect got atop victim, threatened to kill her and called her a whore during verbal argument. IDENTITY THEFT/FORGERY Occurred at 3 p.m. on 5/10 in 200 block of S. Spalding Dr.

Unknown suspect opened an account using victim’s personal information. Occurred at 12:55 p.m. on 5/11 in 400 block of N. Oakhurst Dr. Unknown suspect used victim’s personal identifying information to open an account. Occurred between 1/1 and 3/20 in 300 block of S. Rodeo Dr. Unknown suspects used victim’s personal information to open an account. Occurred between 1/5 and 1/6 in 9100 block of Wilshire Blvd. Unknown suspect used victim’s personal information to make unauthorized purchases. Occurred at 12:32 p.m. on 4/6 in 9200 block of Wilshire Blvd. Unknown suspects withdrew funds from victim’s bank account and attempted to open a charge account.

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