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Beverly Hills City, Schools Appeal Metro CEQA Ruling By Laura Coleman & Matt Lopez The Beverly Hills Unified School District and the City of Beverly Hills yesterday filed appeals of a trial court decision that allows the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to move forward with plans to force subway tunnels beneath
Beverly Hills Pack 100 celebrated Memorial Day at the national cemetery. 4
BEVERLY HILLS DANCE STUDENTS GO FOR THE GOLD—Beverly Hills ballroom dance students from Horace Mann, Beverly Vista and Hawthorne competed Wednesday at the 2014 Grand Finals Competition at Civitas School of Leadership in Downtown Los Angeles. The schools were among the top 11 “Gold” winners from the competitions in the fall, winter and spring and showed off their style as they danced the Merengue, Fox Trot, Rumba, Tango, and Swing with elegance and flair. Pictured above are the Horace Mann Dancing Stars (Back Row, from left): Thomas Geller, Sam Siminou, Benjamin Lee, Ido Carmon, Rocco Zucaro, and Nathan Sparks; (Front Row, from left): Paola Santos, Yasmin Kamara, Noa Habib, Kay Dangor, Lucy Rosen and TaMya Reliford.
FA R E W E L L — (From left): Hawthorne teachers Linda DiNoble, Mike L a m b e r t , Barbara Brilliant, Marion Harvey, and Bob Bailey are retiring after their final year with the school district.
•Arts & Entertainment 12 •Health & Wellness 14 •Birthdays 20
Who Said “Hollywood Is A Town Without Pity ... I Know Of No Other Place Where So Many People Suffer From Nervous Breakdowns, So Many Alcoholics, So Many Neurotics And So Much Unhappiness.”
By Laura Coleman On the verge of its Centennial year of educating Beverly Hills students, Hawthorne is bidding farewell to the final crop of teachers who have helped make the school a success in the latter part of its first century in existence. “This school is a community, a
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family,” said Barbara Brilliant, who is retiring after 32 years with the district. “What I’ll remember is the tremendous efforts students have made to learn and the help that families have given them and the tremendous family spirit at
By Victoria Talbot The City of Beverly Hills will host the Roxbury Park Community Center Grand Reopening Sunday, June 8 from 13p.m. with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, family activities, building tours and refresh-
Advisory Committee meeting on Tuesday, held at the Petersen Automotive Museum, Beverly Hills business and properties owners got a glimpse of what’s to come with the first phase of the extension from the Wilshire/La Brea station to Beverly Hills’ (see ‘NOISE,’ page 16)
By Victoria Talbot Recreation and Parks Commissioner Frances Bilak has put bicycles on the agenda for the City of Beverly Hills in an effort to bring attention to the deficit of suitable locations where kids can ride their bikes after
(see ‘HAWTHORNE,’ page 16)
By Laura Coleman After 28 years of bringing music to Beverly Hills High and helping create generations of performers, Performing Arts Department Chair and 2014 Apple Award recipient Herb Hall is retiring. And he’s enjoyed every minute of it. “All I can keep saying is how much fun this is,” Hall said. “There’s something about teaching. I love watching the kids grow as
(see ‘HERB HALL,’ page 16)
ments to celebrate the Grand Opening of the new recreation center. Groundbreaking on the new Roxbury Park Community Center was in May of 2013. The new building features a (see ‘ROXBURY,’ page 16)
Bilak Highlights Lack Of Bike Riding Areas For Kids
Herb Hall Retires After 28 Years At Beverly Hills High
Editorial from Rabbi Pressman AND MORE
(see ‘SUBWAY,’ page 16)
Hawthorne, About To Turn 100, Roxbury Park Community Says Farewell To Five Teachers Center Re-Opens June 8
The Beverly Hills Women’s Club presents day of beauty, self-esteem for Aviva girls. 17
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By Laura Coleman & Matt Lopez Ever tried to sleep through jackhammer construction work or saw-cutting? If you live near La Cienega and Wilshire Blvd., you may soon get to try it out as the subway makes its way to Beverly Hills. At a Purple Line Extension
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The Human Relations commission welcomed four new members. 5
Beverly Hills High School. In April, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge John A. Torribio ruled against the BHUSD and City in the first round of their lawsuits under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and the Public Utilities Code (PUC).
Metro Construction Noise Set For Nights: 8 PM to 6 AM
“Gorgeous” Georgie is a 4month-old terrier mix puppy up for adoption! 4
Beverly Hills AYSO team “Intensity” won big in Orange County. 5
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school. Safe, off-street alternatives for children to ride bikes are scarce in Beverly Hills. Bicycles are prohibited in both Roxbury Park and La Cienega Park. (see ‘BIKE RIDING,’ page 13)
AND FRANKIE MAKES FOUR — Drew Barrymore and Will Kopelman attended the Blended premiere starring Drew and Adam Sandler in Hollywood. They shared snapshots of their newly born Frankie, a lively companion to sister Olive. For more photos, see George Christy’s column on page 6.
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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING DATE: TIME:
June 12, 2014 1:30 PM, or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard LOCATION: Commission Meeting Room 280A Beverly Hills City Hall 455 North Rexford Drive Beverly Hills, CA 90210 The Planning Commission of the City of Beverly Hills, at its REGULAR meeting on Thursday, June 12, 2014, will hold a public hearing beginning at 1:30 PM, or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard to consider a request to construct new, 20’ tall cellular antennas on the roof of the commercial building located at 9301 Wilshire Boulevard. The Planning Commission will consider the following entitlements in reviewing the project: Hillside R-1 Permit to allow cumulative Variance. A request forthe a variance to floor allowarea on the the site to exceed 15,000 square feet. In the installation of new cellular antennas onHillside the Area, the cumulative floor area for all structures roof of the building. The project includes aon a site,total including the area of antennas all basements on thatbesite, of 12 panel-style that would maycontained not exceedwithin 15,000two square feet without approval separate rooftoptheencloof asures. HillsideThe R-1 Permit. The existing structures on the antennas and enclosures would sitehave contain a total cumulative of 32,632 a maximum height of floor 20’ asarea measured square feet. The proposed accessory structure would from the adjacent roof deck, which exceeds contain a total o the 15’ height limit established in the Municipal Code for cellular antennas mounted on commercial buildings. The variance is requested to allow the antennas and enclosures to exceed the 15’square heightthe limitation. et. If approved, total cumulative ly 34,908 feet, exceeding e floor area on tateThis project has been assessed in accordance with the authority and criteria contained in the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), the State CEQA Guidelines, and the environmental regulations of the City. The project qualifies for a Class 1 Categorical Exemption for minor alterations to commercial structures, and the project has been determined not to have a significant environmental impact and is exempt from the provisions of CEQA. Any interested person may attend the meeting and be heard or present written comments to the Commission. According to Government Code Section 65009, if you challenge the Commission's action in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the City, either at or prior to the public hearing. If there are any questions regarding this notice, please contact Ryan Gohlich, Senior Planner in the Planning Division at 310.285.1194, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Copies of the project plans and associated application materials are on file in the Community Development Department, and can be reviewed by any interested person at 455 North Rexford Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210. Sincerely: Ryan Gohlich, Senior Planner
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that on May 20, 2014, the Council of the City of Beverly Hills adopted an ordinance entitled: Hillside R-1 Permit to allow the cumulative floor area on the site to exceed 15,000 square ANInORDINANCE OFtheTHE CITY floor OF BEVERLY HILLS AMENDING THEthe feet. the Hillside Area, cumulative area for all structures on a site, including BEVERLY HILLS MUNICIPAL CODE TO REVISE THE PUBLIC NOTICE area of all basements on that site, may not exceed 15,000 square feet without the approval PLANNING APPLICATIONS. of REQUIREMENTS a Hillside R-1 Permit.FOR TheVARIOUS existing structures on the site contain a total cumulative floor Mayor Bosse, Vice Mayor Gold, and Councilmembers Krasne, Brien and Mirisch voted for adoption of the Ordinance (Ordinance No 14-O-2661). A summary of the Ordinance, which has been prepared for publishing in accordance with the requirements of Government Code Section 36933, follows. Summary of Ordinance Public noticing requirements in Title 10 of the Beverly Hills Municipal Code, relating to Planning and Zoning, are intended to ensure that members of the public are informed of certain upcoming land use and permit decisions in the City. Title 10 requires public noticing via several different methods including: mailed notices to property owners, posted notices and publication of newspaper notices. The City Council directed staff to comprehensively review noticing requirements and develop an ordinance expanding public noticing requirements for planning applications. The Ordinance consolidates all public notice requirements for planning applications into a new code section, 10-3-2.5. This code section contains regulatory language pertaining to noticing requirements for planning, subdivision maps, architectural, design and cultural heritage review applications at the director and commission levels. The Ordinance adds the following definitions to Article 1 of Chapter 3 of Title 10 of the Beverly Hills Municipal Code: “Block-face: One side of a street between two consecutive intersections.” “Public Notice Guidelines: Guidelines approved by the Director of Community Development and on file in the Department of Community Development describing implementation of the requirements for public noticing of planning applications set forth in Article 2.5 of Chapter 3 of Title 10 of the Municipal Code.” When mailed notices are required for an application they must be sent to owners and occupants of properties within a certain radius of the subject property. Under the Ordinance, the areas required for mailed notices are expanded and standardized. In areas of the City that are oriented in blocks, mailed notices will be required to be sent to all owners and occupants of properties on any block that is intersected by a required mailed notice radius. The distances are as follows: Planning review - commission level: Planning review - director level: Design review - commission level
500 feet plus block-face 100 feet plus block-face 100 feet plus block-face
In the Hillside and Trousdale areas of the City, where the street pattern is not oriented in blocks, mailed notice radii are as follows: Planning review - commission level: Planning review - director level:
500 feet 300 feet
Under the Ordinance, the mailed notice requirements for Sign Accommodations heard by the Architectural Commission are removed from the code. The Ordinance also requires more on-site posted notices of pending planning applications than is currently required. The Ordinance requires postings for all planning commission and planning director level applications, all design review commission cases and multifamily architectural commission cases. The Ordinance does not contain any changes to current newspaper notice publication requirements for planning applications. The Ordinance does not alter any notice requirements that are established by state law. Finally, the Ordinance provides for the creation of a Public Notice Guidelines document that will contain detailed information on the public notice requirements for planning applications in the City. This document will summarize the requirements outlined in code section 10-3-2.5 and will also outline the City’s policies on the use of the City website, social media, and email for notifying the public of pending planning applications. A certified copy of the entirety of the text of Ordinance No. 14-O-2661 is available in the office of the City Clerk, 455 N. Rexford Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210 and is available for public inspection at that location. For more information please contact Timothea Tway, Associate Planner, Community Development Department, at 310.285.1122 or email@example.com. 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 PAYING TRIBUTE– Pack 100 celebrated Memorial Day at the national cemetery by placing flags. Pictured (from left): Shiyon Javadi, Phillip Turkat, River Ross, Alex Austin, Robert McGregor and Andrew Blauvelt. For would-be scouts looking for a way to get involved, Pack 100 is holding an open house and registration this Sunday at 2 p.m. at 701 Whittier Dr. Contact Jennifer Turkat at firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.
Beverly Hills Public Library’s Summer Reading Club Registration Begins By Victoria Talbot The popular Summer Reading Club begins this week with sign up online or at the library for the Children’s Group (up to 4th grade) and Tweens & Teens (5th to 12th grade). A kick-off party June 8 will feature the Beat Buds musical duo and take place at Roxbury Park following the official opening of the new Recreation Center. Tuesdays at Summer Reading Club feature entertainment at the Beverly Hills Public Library (BHPL), 444 N. Rexford Dr. from 4-5 p.m. On June 17, Fantastic Patrick, a juggler and circus performer will entertain. The Luce Puppet Company theater group performs on June 24. On July 15 Clint Perry & the Boo Hoo Crew music group will entertain. For more information on how to sign up and a sched- MAGIC–Beverly Hills Summer Reading Club Tuesday entertainment was very popular last ule of events visit www.beverlyhills.org
Beverly Hills High School Bell Schedule Could Soon Change By Laura Coleman The Board of Education is preparing to put its final stamp on the Beverly Hills High School bell schedule at the upcoming board meeting on Monday, Board President Noah Margo told The Courier. Margo said the schedule that was returning before the
By Victoria Talbot The Recreation and Parks Commission recognized three members of the Friends of Greystone (FOG) Board of Directors for their contributions to the organization and the City of Beverly Hills with commendations for their dedicated efforts. Daniella Hay, Gay Parrish and Vicky Swartz were honored as volunteers in the community on behalf of Greystone mansion. Hay served as the Beverly Hills High School student representative on the Board of Directors for the 2013-14 school (see ‘GREYSTONE’ page 7)
GREYSTONE VOLUNTEERS RECOGNIZED–Susan Rosen, President Friends of Greystone, Commissioner Frances Bilak, Commissioner Susan Gersh, Vicky Swartz, Gay Parrish, Chair Howard Rosoff, Daniella Hey, Commissioner Robbie Anderson and Vice Chair Simone Friedman
(see ‘BELL SCHEDULE’ page 7)
GORGEOUS GEORGIE– Georgie is a 4-month old, male, Cairn terrier mix puppy - a cousin to the Scottish and Skye Terrier breeds. He weighs a slight 6-pounds but will likely be 12 to 15-pounds when full grown. Those interested in adopting Georgie may call Shelter Hope at 805-379-3538 or contact Kira Lorsch at 4Dogs@RHLGroup.com. A TASTE OF SUITE 100–The Beverly Hills Conference and Visitors Bureau previewed the menus accompanying Suite 100 Wednesday in a rooftop celebration. Pictured are Executive Banquet Chef Chris O’Connel and Executive Pastry Chef Thomas Henze of The Beverly Hilton, with vintage pastry selections offered to complement Suite 100 at the Hilton. Courier Photo By Victoria Talbot
year. Enroll now for your summer fun!
Greystone Volunteers Honored By Recreation And Parks Commission
board represented a slight adjustment to one of four schedule options presented at the May 13 board meeting. In anticipation of that meeting, more than 1,000 parents responded to a survey of four different options. The majority of responders
Beverly Hills High Celebrates Senior Award Winners By Laura Coleman On Wednesday evening, Beverly Hills High School held its 87th Senior Awards Night at the Kenneth L. Peters Auditorium. The touching ceremony honored dozens of students for achievements ranging from being a National Merit Scholar to performing arts accomplish-
ments to humanitarian efforts. “The key to being an exceptional student...is to help make others better through your own achievements,” said BHHS alumnus Michael Libow, who presented Alexander Massachi with his eponymous Michael J. Libow, ‘81 Scholarship. (see ‘SENIOR AWARDS’ page 7)
Planning Commission OK’s Extended Rooftop Hours For The Peninsula Beverly Hills By Matt Lopez Guests at The Peninsula Beverly Hills can continue partying into the night, at least as long as they stay within reasonable noise limits. The Beverly Hills Planning
Commission on May 22 granted the hotel a one-year extension on its previously-approved extended hours Conditional Use Permit (CUP) for rooftop entertainment uses. The CUP allows for use of
the rooftop pool and dining areas, along with ground floor dining areas, until midnight on Sunday-Thursday and until 2 a.m. on Fridays, Saturdays and evenings preceding a holiday. (see ‘PENINSULA’ page 9)
STAND WITH US–Approximately 1,000 adults, students, teens, seniors, toddlers, Jews and Christians schools showed their solidarity for Israel at StandWithUs' "Celebrate Israel Walk" on May 18. People held Israeli and American flags and posters that said, "Israel, We Stand With You." Following a festival celebrating Israel’s 66th year drew a crowd of over 15,000.
BEVERLY HILLS CPR –The City formally recognized Beverly Hills CPR for reaching the impressive milestone of training 90,000 people in life-saving CPR, including over 35 Certified American Heart instructors capable of teaching in seven languages, and soon, Braille. Pictured are Vice Mayor Julian Gold, District Director for Assemblyman Richard Bloom Andrea Kune, Councilmember Nancy Krasne, CPR boardmember Ann Geller, CPR Instructor Les Bronte and CPR Instructor Sonia Berman. MAKING NEW FRIENDS IN CHINA–Beverly Hills Mayor Lili Bosse checks in with The Courier, sharing photos from China. This Panda took a break from eating bamboo to cuddle with the Mayor. Bosse is on a Mayors Mission to China with several California Mayors.
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City To Revisit After School Program Scholarships By Victoria Talbot The Beverly Hills Recreation and Parks Commission is looking at modifications to the Community Service Department’s scholarship program for after-school programs including the Adventure Club and enrichment classes for K-8 at the City’s four elementary schools.
THE PRIMARY ELECTION IS TUESDAY, JUNE 3
For more endorsement information, including Superior Court judges and other election info, visit www.bhcourier.com. HUMAN RELATIONS–The Human Relations Commission celebrated its first meeting with four new commission members, including rookie Vice Chair Ori Blumenfeld, who told The Courier: “I cannot wait to begin serving the City and its residents.” Commissioners pictured (from left): Karen Popovich Levyn, Blumenfeld, Chair Rochelle Ginsburg, Sonia Berman, and Jerald Friedman.
CPK To Celebrate Beverly Hills Centennial By Giving Away 100 Free Pizzas On June 5 By John L. Seitz In celebration of the Beverly Hills Centennial, on Thursday June 5 California Pizza Kitchen, 207 S. Beverly Dr., is giving away 100 full size piz-
zas to the first 100 guests at its location starting at 11 a.m. The event coincides with the official unveiling of the company’s, “Recipe for Reimagination.”
The restaurant, which first opened in 1985, has undergone a complete transformation, from the design and décor to the menu.
Beverly High Alum John Beradino Jr, ‘Operation Mindful Warrior,’ Aims At Healing Veterans By John L. Seitz According to a recent study released by the Veterans Administration, an estimated 22 veterans commit suicide every day–almost one per hour. While this jarring statistic most likely generated a collective gasp around the nation, its impact might be short-lived as many Americans are unaware of the
challenges veterans face in receiving adequate mental healthcare. Programs specializing in the treatment of suicidal ex-servicemen are few and far between. Severe behavioral health problems, such as chronic depression and PTSD, are commonly left untreated. (see ‘MINDFUL WARRIOR’ page 9)
John Beradino, Jr.
FUR ON FAIRFAX–Bark n’ Bitches Humane Pet Shop fundraiser and screening of Saved In America: A Journey To Rescue Animals was held at Greenway Theatre on Fairfax. Pictured (from left): Bark n’ Bitches owner Shannon Von Roemer, Saved In America film maker Kim Sill, actor/musician Ronn Moss, Devin DeVasquezMoss, and actress/producer Kira Lorsch. The event was a fundraiser for Jimi's Angels which is the nonprofit rescue group. Photo by William Kidston
(see ‘AFTER SCHOOL’ page 13)
LAWN BOWLING–The Beverly Hills Lawn Bowling Club held its annual threeday Disney Tourament this past Memorial Day weekend, where 48 players took to the green to compete for the Disney trophy. The trophy incorporates the original lawn bowls used by onetime club member Walt Disney. The tournament started in 1970. The winners (pictured, from left): Victor Green and Harry Dickinson.
INTENSITY–Beverly Hills AYSO’s youngest Boys Under 10 team won the championship at the Orange County Spring Classic Tournament in Orange County last weekend. Beverly Hills team “Intensity” won a second championship in four consecutive appearances. Pictured, (Front row, from left): Christopher Levinger, Liel Yosian, Royden Sabar, Tyler and Connor Saul, Yosha Reiss, Gal Cohavy, Alex Manavi, Edward Davis, and Brandon Brooks; (Back row, from left): Coaches Didier Reiss and Offer Cohavy.
Your polling place is listed on the back page of your Sample Ballot. You can also call the County Registrar/Recorder at (800) 815-2666 or visit LAVote.net. Here are the Polling Places in Beverly Hills, along with a list of The Courier’s election endorsements: Beverly Hills Polling Places Courier Election Endorsements • Beverly Hills Women's Club, 1700 Chevy Chase Dr. U.S. Representative (33rd District) - Ted Lieu • Beverly Hills City Hall, Rm. 102, 455 N. Rexford Dr. 3rd District L.A. County Supervisor - Sheila Kuehl • Beverly Hills Hotel Lobby, 9641 Sunset Bl. Residence, Sheriff of Los Angeles County - Jim McDonnell 716 Hillcrest Rd. California State Treasurer - John Chiang • El Rodeo Elementary School, 605 Whittier Dr. Governor of California: • Sunrise Assisted Living of BH, 201 N. Crescent Dr. Democratic: Edmund G. Brown, Jr. • Temple Emanuel, 300 N. Clark Dr. Republican: Tim Donnelly • Horace Mann Elementary School, 8701 Charleville Bl. Lieutenant Governor - Ron Nehring • Beverly Vista Elementary School, 200 S. Elm Dr. Secretary of State - Pete Peterson • Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church 436 S. Beverly Dr. Superintendent of Public Instruction - Marshall Tuck • Beverly Hills Unified School District Office, 255 S. Ballot Proposition - Proposition 42 - YES Lasky Dr.
Until 2010, the Beverly Hills Unified School District (BHUSD) provided the Afterschool Playground Program. Playground activities were supervised without cost to parents. It was eliminated to save the annual cost of $72,900. At the start of the 2013-
Stephen S. Wise Temple Celebrates 50th Anniversary By Laura Coleman In recognition of its 50th anniversary, Stephen S. Wise Temple is holding a Jubilee Gala Concert at the Orpheum Theatre on June 1. Cantor Nathan Lam will lead a musical ensemble that includes Jewish African-
American artist Joshua Nelson, American Operatic Cantor Magda Fishman and the Los Angeles Children’s Chorus. “[Wise] is really a treasure chest of our lives,” Beverly Hills resident and past temple president Lynn Bider told The (see ‘WISE TEMPLE’ page 16)
P R I N C E S S AURORA–Beverly Hills High School student Matisse Love performed the lead role as Princess Aurora in Marat Daukayev’s Sleeping Beauty ballet last month at the Luckman Theatre. Matisse is a 14-year-old BHHS freshman currently attending the Daukayev School of Ballet. Photo by Dave Friedman
Beverly Hills Police Warn Of Scammers Targeting Residents By Matt Lopez The Beverly Hills Police Department wants residents on high alert for scammers targeting Beverly Hills residents. Lately, numerous residents have reported receiving phone calls from callers claiming to represent the IRS or Southern California Edison. The caller tells the resident they are delinquent in paying a bill or owe back taxes and the resident is then instructed to
purchase prepaid debit cards. After the purchase is completed, the supposed “agent” asks for the card numbers over the phone. Once those numbers are given, the card number will be uploaded to another untraceable debit card, often times located outside the country and the funds are immediately gone. The BHPD notes banks will usually not reimburse the financial loss.
WHO YOU KNOW–Carl Terzian celebrated 45-years in the PR business this month. From Playboy Enterprises to City National Bank, Terzian boasts an enviable roster of past and present Beverly Hills clients. These days Terzian is pioneering a brand of networking that he says resides at the heart of lucrative financial transactions, board appointments and friends. Visit: www.carlterzianpr.com.
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Tommy Thayer, Gene Simmons, Eric Singer, and Paul Stanley of KISS
Harry Connick Jr and wife Jill Goodacre kibitzed during the American Idol XIII Grand Finale at Nokia Theatre LA Live
good bad movie.” Gossipped the wags about the controversial Grace Of Monaco, which was savaged after the world premiere during the opening night of the 67th annual Cannes Film Festival. Grace being the beautiful Princess Grace, played by Nicole Kidman. Tim Roth costars as Prince Rainier Grimaldi III, Paz Vega as Maria Callas, along with a cast appearing as Alfred Hitchcock, Aristotle Onassis, French President Charles de Gaulle, who boldly battled but failed to annex Monaco for its huge tax revenue.
irected by Olivier Dahan, acclaimed for his award-winning 2007 Edith Piaf biopic, La Vie en Rose, cineastes buzzed during the festival crush that Nicole never looked lovelier. Luminous. That the settings evoke a fairytale presence, and the couture finery by costumiere Gigi Lepage is Oscar-worthy.
artier okayed the jewelry reproductions, Hermes provided the Kelly handbags named after Grace and the scarves, Ferragamo and Jimmy Choo created the shoes.
ll the same, heirs of the royal family – Caroline of Hanover, Albert II, Stephanie of Monaco – thumbs-downed the film, lampooning it as “a farce.”
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the “awkwardness” generally inherent with a biopic – “I’m sad because I believe the film has no malice toward the family or particularly towards Grace or Rainier … I understand the protection of the privacy of their mother and father, and I want them to know that the performances were done with love, and if they see the film, I’m certain they’ll find an enormous amount of affection for their parents, and the love story they shared.”
Philadelphian born in 1929, Grace was crowned Her Serene Highness Princess of Monaco from 1956 to 1982, She died after suffering a stroke and losing control while driving. Princess Stephanie survived the crash.
f Irish and German heritage, she summered in Ocean City, New Jersey before attaining dual citizenship as a Monegasque and an American.
n our youth, we were privileged to be beachside neighbors with the Kelly family at the seashore, savoring sunny summery days. Grace’s dad, John Kelly, was a construction tycoon, arriving for weekends with mom Margaret, sisters Peggy and Lizanne and brother John. Years later after our Army service, we joined Town & Country magazine as a roving editor under Tony Mazzola’s editorial reign, regularly flying to California to explore articles about the booming Golden State.
Mark L. Walberg with wife Robbi Walberg
Settling ultimately in Los
Angeles, we were befriended by the entrepreneurial producer Gant Gaither, who cast Grace during her fledgling acting days in a summerstock production of The Swan. Grace soon achieved an above-thetitle status after appearing with Ava Gardner and Clark Gable in John Ford’s Mogambo. Not long after, she won the Best Actress Oscar for her role in The Country Girl with randy William Holden, who pursued her, as did the film’s Bing Crosby.
hated Hollywood,” she revealed in time. “Holier-thanthou to the public and unholier-than-the-devil in reality.” She found it “a town without pity … I know of no other place where so many people suffer from nervous breakdowns, where there are so many alcoholics, neurotics and so much unhappiness … I have many acquaintances there, but few friends.”
’ll tell you one of the reasons I’m ready to leave,” she confided to an interviewer. “I came to success very quickly … perhaps too quickly to value its importance. Every day I see Joan Crawford who’s been in makeup since 5 a.m., and Loretta Young, who’s been there since 4 a.m. I’ll be damned if I’m going to stay in a business where I have to get up
Kristen O'Connor, Jessica Meuse and Majesty Rose
earlier and earlier, and it takes longer and longer for me to get in front of a camera.”
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e r c i f u l l y, Gant Gaither became a lifelong friend, a popular visitor to Monaco. and entertained Grace during her charitable appearances in Los Angeles.
hatting with Grace during an intimate soiree at Gant’s hilltop Sunset Plaza Drive villa with its panoramic views of the sparkling city lights, we wondered what she missed about Hollywood. She didn’t hesitate with her reply. “Those great department stores like John Wanamaker in Philadelphia and Bloomingdales and Bergdorf’s … and that lovely soft Kleenex.”
knew exactly what she meant. In those long-ago days, the European tissue was pulpy.
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Carrie Underwood and Miranda Lambert arriving at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards at The MGM Grand Garden Arena
BELL SCHEDULE COULD CHANGE AT BHHS (Continued from page 4)
preferred “Option 2,” which kept sixth period before lunch and was the only option that offered a homogenous schedule for all school days, as opposed to the current bell schedule and the other three options. “At the end of the day, what I truly believe is that [that] option provides this district with a framework,” said Boardmember Howard Goldstein. Both Boardmember Lewis Hall and
GREYSTONE VOLUNTEERS HONORED (Continued from page 4)
year. One of her efforts resulted in organizing a tour of the mansion for the BHHS Honors English students on March 30. Hay organized and coordinated the entire event in addition to many other significant contributions to FOG. Parrish serves as FOG's corporate and historical secretary, managing the position since 2001. She administers the 501(c)3 status to ensure compliance, coordinates recruiting, training and sched-
SENIOR AWARD WINNERS FROM BHHS HONORED (Continued from page 4)
Many of the scholarships were named in honor of people who had touched the school and had since passed away. Craig Peters presented the inaugural Kenneth L. Peters Memorial Scholarship, named for his father, to Max Stahl. Stahl also earned the Faculty Cup and Corwin
May 30, 2014 | Page 7 Board VP Brian Goldberg said it was no surprise that survey responders chose a uniform schedule. “It seems obvious that they would pick number two because it's the simplest,” Hall said. Margo underscored that the bell schedule, which pits academics against athletics - is just a symptom of a larger issue addressing the district. “The bell schedule is not really the issue in solving some of the larger concerns that our district needs to address in order to improve,” he said. “It's a larger issue than just time listed on a page.” uling of volunteers for every FOG event and leads the docent for the City's Design Show House and the Concours D'Elegance. Parrish also regularly conducts a 2-hour historical tour of Greystone for private groups 10 or more. Swartz has served on the board since 2009 and as treasurer the past 4years. In addition to her financial duties, Swartz handles FOG mail, and reservations for every FOG events plus all printed materials for FOG. For special events, Swartz manages the Friends of Greystone Gift Shop, as well as purchases made online through the FOG website. Family Scholarship, the Keith Van Leeuwen Memorial Writing Award and was one of two National Merit Scholarship Recipients, in addition to Jessica Lu. Yaniv Sadka was awarded the Jon Cherney Humanitarian Award. Upon presenting the $2,500 college scholarship to Sadka, Jon Cherney’s niece Sarah said: “A humanitarian is a person who works every day to make people’s lives better.”
TO SEE AND BE SEEN
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T H E FA S H I O N O F B E V E R LY H I L L S
BLENDED—The Maple Counseling Center hosted an advance screening of Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore’s new film Blended at the Saban Theatre in Beverly HIlls. Tickets to the fundraising event, $100 donation each, included a chance to win a 2014 Ford Mustang or $10,000 cash prize, plus admission to a reception and the screening. Pictured (from left): TMCC Boardmember Pamela Bennett and Peer Counselor Volunteer Mary Lynn Gottfried.
ANNIVERSARY DINNER—Lee Lainer, Ph.D. was honored by Jewish Family Service (JFS) with the Anita and Stanley Hirsh Award for her decades-long leadership, dedication, and generous support at JFS' 160th Anniversary Awards Dinner at the Beverly Hilton. Dorothy and Ozzie Goren, along with their close friend Lillian Raphael, received a special recognition for their steadfast commitment to JFS over the span of many years. Pictured above (from left): Hon. Terry Friedman (Ret.), JFS Board President; Mr. Luis Lainer; Dr. Lee Lainer, Anita and Stanley Hirsh Award honoree; Ms. Susie Forer-Dehrey, JFS Chief Operating Officer, and Mr. Paul S. Castro, JFS Chief Executive Officer.
KANYE WEST AND KIM K A R DA S H I AN “KIMYE” WED IN FLORENCE —Hip Hop recording artist Kanye West tied the knot with Reality T.V. icon Kim Kardashian (pictured just above locked in post–”I do” kiss), this past weekend in Florence, Italy at Forte di Belvedere. Kardashian was attired in a lacey custom Givenchy gown. Among the festivities of the ritzy weekend was a private soiree at Versailles and a party at Va l e n t i n o ’s Paris mansion, Chateau de Wideville. To cap off their nuptials, Kanye and Kim donned matching leather jackets custom emblazoned with the words “Just” and “Married.”
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The condition also allows The Peninsula to host up to 12 rooftop or other outdoor events per year until 2 a.m. on days other than a Friday, Saturday or day preceding a holiday. The Peninsula originally received this 1-year approval in 2013, with the condition that it would return to the Planning Commission for review. One year in, there have been zero calls for service to the Beverly Hills Police regarding excessive rooftop noise and no code enforcement cases. The Peninsula held only seven of its allowed 12 rooftop events in the past year and said “none continued much past 10 p.m.” although noted that having the option to go later was a compet-
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There are those who fight –one of whom being 1992 BHHS graduate John Beradino, Jr., Ph.D., son of Marjorie Beradino of Beverly Hills and the late actor/major league baseball star John Beradino of General Hospital renown. Dr. Beradino is a psychotherapist who has worked with vets the last 7years who recently co-founded the nonprofit Operation Mindful Warrior ( www.operationmindfulwarrior.com ), which uses evidenced-based mindfulness practices to directly confront the issue of suicidality and severe mental illness and provides training and classes to veterans, civilian caregivers, and fam-
itive advantage that the hotel had yet to fully explore. Two residents appeared at the meeting to speak out against alleged noise from the hotel. One of the speakers, however, noted that she heard excessive noise only once, but she wasn’t sure if it was before or after 10 p.m. and that she wasn’t certain that it was coming from The Peninsula. “I’m not convinced a lot of the complaints really involve noise coming from The Peninsula,” commissioner Craig Corman said. “The Peninsula has been a good neighbor.” “It wouldn’t be in our best interest to hold big parties up there because right under our pool is our guest rooms,” Peninsula Managing Director Offer Nissenbaum said. “We don’t have rock n’ roll parties and never will.” ilies of veterans to educate and guide individuals in the service of ending this crisis. Recent media revelations have exposed an overworked, substandard VA system, thus impressing upon community-based caregivers the importance of stepping forward to take up the slack. According to Dr. Beradino, OMW is committed to getting into the trenches, and working one-on-one with veterans in order to demonstrate how mindfulness can produce relief and self-empowerment. OMW sponsors events that encourage interactions between civilians and veterans, where individuals can share their experiences, knowledge, and insight on ways to mindfully confront trauma.
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Carlyle Residences And The Agency Unveil The Minotti Penthouse By Victoria Talbot The Agency’s Co-Founder/CEO Mauricio Umansky joined with nearly 100 guests to preview the Minotti Penthouse at the Carlyle Residences, 10776 Wilshire Blvd. The Elad Group, developer of the Carlyle, unveiled the last remaining penthouse for sale fully furnished. The Agency is the exclusive representative for the property. The Elad Group is one of the leading real estate groups responsible for acquisition and redevelopment of architecturally significant properties. Together they have teamed with the Minotti Design Team to produce this excellent offering. Located on the 23rd story, the Minotti Penthouse features stunning views of Los Angeles from Bel-Air to the Pacific Ocean, including panoramic vistas of the iconic Hollywood Hills and downtown L.A. Priced at $9.916 million, the Minotti Penthouse has been meticulously furnished to reflect the finest in contemporary furnishings to reflect so-
phisticated design and to enhance the broad panoramic background only this location can offer. The 5,283-square foot space features 13-foot ceilings, balconies and terraces off every exposure and floor-toceiling windows that provide the context for conversations. This spacious unit is a three-bedroom, 4.5 bath residence, with expansive walk-in closets. The master suite includes two bathrooms. There is a formal living room, dining room and direct double-door entry from the elevator. The gourmet kitchen is finished with custom-designed Poggenpohl cabinetry in “teak dekor.” Each item of furnishing has been meticulously selected to project subtlety and elegance. Art throughout the unit has been valued at $547,000. Based in Beverly Hills, The Agency is responsible for more than $700 million in sales its first year of business. Today they are responsible for more than $20 billion in prime international real estate.
BRIGHT ORANGE ACCENTS ENLIVEN SUBTLE MODERN INTERIOR–Nothing takes away from the spectacular views that frame each setting in this magnificent interior. The living room is formal but not forbidding, a perfect compliment to the luxurious suite.
MINOTTI PENTHOUSE UNVEILED–Mauricio Umansky, co-founder/CEO of The Agency; Samantha Sax, executive VP of Marketing and Sales for Elad Group; Mary Ta, owner of UPON AWAKENING ON THE 23RD FLOOR –Floor-to-ceiling panoramas are a magnifiMinotti Los Angeles; and Erin O'Connor, director of sales of The Carlyle Residences, at cent perk of waking up at the Minotti Penthouse. Shown is the master suite. the unveiling of the Minotti Penthouse at The Carlyle.
Malibu Cracks Down on Internet Rentals By Victoria Talbot The Malibu City Council voted this month to authorize subpoenas to be issued to websites such as Airbnb that list
short-term rentals over the internet for vacation rentals and corporate retreats. The city is seeking a 12-percent Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) owed in al-
leged unpaid taxes. “This could have huge implications,” said Noel Hernandez of the AKA Beverly Hills. The AKA pays Beverly Hills 14-percent TOT taxes and another 6-percent municipal surcharge–a total of 20 percent –for stays from 7 to 29 days. A quick peek at Airbnb rentals offered on this day in Beverly Hills reveals that 32 locations are available at prices ranging from $65-$165 a night. Airbnb is one of the new internet marketing startups that rent residences for short-term stays.
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Concerts and Movies in the Park Begin Sunday The Beverly Hills Community Services Department announces this summer’s concert and movie series in the Beverly Cañon Park will commence Sunday, June 1 with the screening of School of Rock. Sunday movie nights, shown on a giant inflatable screen, begin at 8 p.m. On Thursday evenings the park will swing with the sounds of Jazz and Motown. The concert series features two sets at 6 and 7:15 p.m. All the events are free. Parking is available in the Beverly Canon Gardens parking structure.
Sunday Movie Nights: June 1 – School of Rock June 22 – Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer July 13 – Ernest and Celestine July 27 – I Wanna Hold Your Hand August 10 – Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
Thursday Concerts: June 5 – Ray and the Rhythm Beat Band (Motown) June 12 – Amanda Castro (30’s & 40’s Jazz/Pop) June 19 – Westside Jazz Ensemble (Big Band) June 26- Leslie Paula and the Latin Soul Band July 3 – The Tokens (Doo Wop) July 10 – Icy Hot Club (Gypsy Jazz) July 17 – Big Butter Jazz Band (Roots/Jazz) July 24- The Four Fabs (Beatles Tribute) July 31- Joyce Marie Quartet (Jazz/Pop Vocals) August 7 – Dakota (Acoustical Rock)
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ARTS & E N T E RTA I N M E N T Next Year Jerusalem, Film Of Seniors Visiting Israel, Opens Today Next Year Jerusalem, a touching portrait of eight nursing-home residents (average age 91) who make a pilgrimage to Israel, opens today at the Laemmle Royal, 11523 Santa Monica Blvd. Director/cinematographer David Gaynes captures both the quiet routines of nursing home life and the dramatic, sweeping landscapes of Israel during their travels. The film evolves in a linear fashion, from the planning and preparing for the trip, to the journey itself, then back to the One of the seniors at Massada in Israel.
routines of the nursing home, always with a nod to the underlying subtext: this is their last great adventures and soon the journey will be over. Gaynes’ third documentary continues his explorations of the subtle distinctions between living and dying. His first short documentary, More Than Skin Deep (2002) was also shot at the same nursing home, the Jewish Home for the Elderly in Connecticut. Gaynes will take part in Q&As after the 5:30 and 7:45 p.m. screenings today and tomorrow.
Theatre 40 Announces Its 2014-15 Season
Theatre 40, the professional company based in Beverly Hills, has announced its 49th season. The schedule follows: • July 24- Aug. 24 — The Gamester. Written by Jean Francois Regnard. Translated by Freyda Thomas. Directed by Jules Aaron. Los Angeles premiere. Set in Paris in the 18th century this pastiche is a mirror of turn-of-the-century America, with too much wealth, loose morals and too many casinos. The comedy, in rhymed couplets, about a compulsive gambler who struggles between his affection for the woman he loves and his passion for the game. • Sept. 25-Oct. 20 — Affluence. Written by Steven Peterson. Directed by Larry Eisenberg. World premiere. The wealthy Woodley family survived Christmas. But now, Grandmother is dying, and if she dies before midnight on New Year’s Eve, the family will inherit millions more of her money. A murder plan will surprise them all in this very dark comedy. Winner of the Beverly Hills Theatre Guild 2013 Julie Harris Play Writing Award. • Nov. 20-Dec. 15 — Flare Path. Written by Terence Rattigan. Directed by Bruce Gray. At the Falcon Hotel on the
Lincolnshire coast, men from a nearby RAF airborne are planning to spend the weekend with their wives. Patricia Graham, an actress from London, has something to tell her husband Teddy, who is a bomber pilot. The situation is complicated when Peter Kyle, a Hollywood film star, arrives at the hotel, and Teddy is sent out on a night raid over Germany. Patricia is torn between a rekindled old flame and loyalty to her husband who relies on her for support. • Jan. 22- Feb. 22, 2015. Blonde Poison. Written by Gail Louw. Directed by Jules Aaron. Starring Salome Jens. U.S. premiere. Stella Goldschlag was living illegally in war-torn Berlin when she herself was betrayed and tortured. When offered the chance of saving herself and her parents from the death camps, she agreed to be a “Griefer” for the Gestapo and inform on Jews in hiding. She was extraordinarily successful in this; and her activities increased after her parents had finally been deported. The vast dimensions of Stella’s character range from tortured victim to cruel killer. • March 19- April 13, 2015. American Wee-Pie. Written by Lisa Dillman. Directed by Stewart J. Zully. Los Angeles premiere. American Wee-Pie tells
the story of a middle-aged textbook editor who returns to his hometown for a funeral and finds himself on an unexpected journey of self-reinvention. • May 14- June 14, 2015. Accomplice. Written by Rupert Holmes. Directed by Martin Thompson. Accomplice begins as a straightforward English thriller in a country house. A wife and her lover plan to murder her stuffy husband. The husband is murdered on stage, but reappears. This is actually an out-of-town tryout and the murder victim is the playwright and director. He, however, is plotting to murder his wife, the leading lady in his play, so that his affair with her leading man can proceed unimpeded. A surprise character comes out of the audience, revealing that something entirely different is going on. Theatre 40 stages its productions at the Reuben Cordova Theatre, 241 S. Moreno Dr. on the BHHS campus. There is free parking underneath the building. Performances are Thursdays through Sundays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets are usually $24 to $26. A moneysaving subscription may be purchased for $160. Reservations can be made online at www.theatre40.org or by calling 310-364-0535.
AUTHORS AT THE WOMEN’S CLUB—Mother and daughter Rita Lurie and Leslie GilbertLurie, authors of Bending Toward The Sun, visited the Beverly Hills Women’s Club for it’s annual Mother’s Day luncheon. In the book, which took 10 years to write, attorney GilbertLurie tells the story of her mother, who like Anne Frank spent years hiding from the Nazis during the Holocaust; and whose long-hidden pain shaped both her daughter and granddaughter’s lives. Attended by 200, the event collected more than 300 books to be distributed to senior centers. The event featured vendors, a silent auction and regular auction with auctioneer Mary Grace with Roberta White and Sue Bass winning trips to Carmel; and Clare Rose and Sunshine Stone placing winning bids for African safaris. From left are: Lurie, Gilbert Lurie and BHWC President Mumsey Nemiroff. Photo by Maxine Picard
Paley Center To ReuniteWKRP Cast, Creators In celebration of the 35th anniversary of WKRP in Cincinnati’s debut season, the Paley Center will gather members of the cast and creative team for a look back at the popular TV show, at 7 p.m., Wednesday, June 4 at the center, 465 N. Beverly Dr. Scheduled to take part in the conversation are: Howard Hesseman, “Johnny ‘Dr. Fever’ Caravella;” Hugh Wilson, cre-
ator and executive producer; Loni Anderson, “Jennifer Marlowe;” Jay Sandrich, director; Tim Reid, “Venus Flytrap,” and Asaad Kelada, director. Fans may join the conversation in real-time during the event via twitter: @PaleyCenter. For information on tickets, now on sale, visit www.paleycenter.org.
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OUTLOOK B E V E R LY H I L L S OUTLOOK The 2014 Teen Day Memorial Day Tribute Broadcast will air at 3 p.m., Sunday on the BHHS Radio Station; Radio Airlift, http://radioairlift.tumblr.com/ and TV station; KBEV6, http://www.ustream.tv/channel/kbev-6. Special guests include Michael Newton, a Navy veteran and member of the Veterans Resource Corps. Teen Day Broadcast Team Member Carolina Toledo is the host for the program. Songs from The Rhythm Of Honor CD and The Ben Rombouts Band will also be featured. ***** A Freestyle Fans Night Concert, produced by Rosee Royce of Rosee Entertainment, will be held at the House of Music & Entertainment (H.O.M.E.), 430 N. Camden Dr., tonight at 8 p.m. Featured will be Trinere and Stevie B. with special guest Paloma in advance of their Freestyle
Explosion Tour this summer. Tickets ($40) are on sale now at www.ticketweb.com. ***** UCLA’s “Apple Pie Scientific Bake-off” will be from 2:304:30 p.m. Sunday. The event, part of life scientist Amy Rowat’s annual “Science and Food” academic course, will be held in the school Ackerman Grand Ballroom. Taking part in the event will be Dave Arnold, founder of the Museum of Food and Drink, and Chef Lena Kwak, cofounder and president of Cup4Cup, sharing her process of invention, research and discovery in the kitchen. Tickets for “Harnessing Creativity (and the Science of Pie),” are $25 (general admission) and $5 for students and are available through UCLA’s Central Ticket Office. For more information, visit www.scienceandfood.org The weekly update and news for the Southland area.
terschool activities. Today, free on-site supervision is not available to families after 4 p.m. Children can go to the Beverly Hills Public Library, which is open until 6 p.m, said Hon. Brian Goldberg, VP of the Beverly Hills Unified’s Board of Education. He added: “there are people who need additional help. We want our students to be successful.” Current enrollment in Adventure Camp totals about 160 children. None are currently on scholarship, which is set up as a one-time assistance, not for ongoing assistance. The majority of those enrolled have working parents. The current program pays 50 percent of the cost up to $200 per child and $400 per family. Eligibility is set at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development guidelines for Los Angeles County for the category of Extremely Low Income. A family of four would be set at $25,600. In Beverly Hills, that would include 11 percent of families, or 1,518 households. Commissioner Robbie Anderson said he had learned to ride on the playground at Hawthorne School. The commissioners were unaware that the children were unable to use school playgrounds for bike riding. Anderson suggested that they see if they can find a way to open the schools to bikes after hours. Risk Manager Karl Kirkman said liability issues precluded allowing bicycle riding in the park or on the campuses. Staff was directed to reach out to see if the schools were receptive to after school cycling and to identify other possible locations.
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2014 school year, BHUSD cut the hours of the after school Playground Aides from 5 p.m. to 4 p.m., citing a decline in students’ participation in that last hour. This left fewer options for on-site childcare. They included the City’s Adventure Camp and the after-school enrichment programs, such as Star Classes. The cost for Adventure Camp varies with the number of days kids are in school, but a full month can cost $390, said the City’s Assistant Director of Community Services Nancy Hunt-Coffey. After school enrichment program classes are once a week and children typically enroll in about three classes at a cost of between $114-$180 a month per class. The scholarship program was created 20 years ago, intended to assist parents who may not have the financial means to afford enrichment programs, summer camp or af-
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Bicycle riding is prohibited on school playgrounds, as well. Children can ride to and from school only; onsite riding is prohibited because of liability. Bilak brought forth the discussion proposing several options for cyclists to indulge at the newly renovated Roxbury Park, but her ideas were voted down by her colleagues. Bilak read several letters into the record from parents who sought a safe solution for youngsters on bicycles. All the commissioners expressed support for cycling, though not in Roxbury Park.
HOW DO Y O U F E E L ? USC’s Keck School Recruits Expert In Female Pelvic Medicine Larissa V. Rodríguez, M.D., a noted expert in female pelvic medicine with more than 15 years of clinical and research experience in urology, joined USC’s Institute of Urology, part of Keck Medicine of USC, this month. Rodríguez will serve as vice chair of academics for the institute, director of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery (FPMRS) at the Keck Medicine of USC-Beverly Hills clinic and director of the FPMRS Fellowship at the Keck School of Medicine. Rodríguez comes from UCLA, where she has been codirector of the Division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery and professor of urology. Rodríguez’s goal is to help women who feared they had nowhere to turn for pelvic floor problems including incontinence, urinary frequency, bladder pain and vaginal prolapse. According to the American Urogynecological Society, one in three women suffer from pelvic floor dysfunction (PFD), a range of symptoms including bladder and bowel problems as well as pelvic pain.
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“Women are affected by a number of pelvic conditions that devastate their quality of life but are seldom discussed by the public, community or even physicians,” said Dr. Rodriguez. “Many suffer in silence, thinking this is part of normal aging. It does not have to be that way. There are numerous therapies that can improve or cure these conditions, allowing women to lead normal and productive lives. I am excited to join USC and the USC Institute of Urology, where the vision, resources and talent exist to bring urologic care to the forefront in the nation.” (see PELVIC MEDICINE,’ page 15)
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Walgreens’ $1.5 Million Gift To Support Children’s Hospital Los Angeles’ Clinical Care, Research Walgreens, one of the country’s largest drugstore chains, has made a $1.5 million gift to support clinical care and research programs at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA). In honor of its generous commitment to the hosptial, Walgreens was recognized today with the unveiling of special signage during a commemoration ceremony in the hospital’s Family Pantry, in CHLA’s Marion and John E. Anderson Pavilion. “I want to thank Walgreens for this generous gift to support the hospital’s mission,” says Richard D. Cordova, FACHE, CHLA president/CEO. “This gift will mean so much to the patients and families relying on CHLA. It will allow us to provide world-class pediatric care, conduct ground-breaking medical research, provide community outreach to underserved youth, and train the next generation of pediatricians and nurses.” Walgreens has been a hospital supporter since 2011. Thanks to its corporate philanthropy and its annual Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals’ point-of-sale fundraising campaign, Walgreens has raised al-
From left: CHLA Foundation employee Monica Feakes, Walgreens’ VP of Operations and Community Development Scott Corley, and CHLA Foundation employee Sara Hackett. Foundation staff wore space suits in honor of Walgreens’ theme this year–“Reach for the Stars.”
most $600,000 in support of CHLA. That dedication on behalf of one of the nation’s top pediatric care facilities is made possible by a strong partnership between Walgreen’s customers, staff and business partners, all of whom have contributed toward making the charitable effort a success.
“We are proud to partner with Children’s Hospital Los Angeles to care for sick children and their families,” said Scott Corley, Walgreens VP of operations and community development. “Walgreens is committed to helping the communities we serve, and in partnership with (see ‘WALGREENS’ GIFT,’ page 15)
Is This 7-Year-Old Confident Or Just Showing Off? How Do Different Fathering Styles Affect A Child? Q. Dear Dr. Fran: Can a young girl be too confident? We recently moved from Beverly Hills to a regional town for my husband’s job. My 7-year-old daughter also started dancing lessons for the first time and seems to have adapted extremely well to all the changes, dancing and cart-wheeling everywhere she goes. People comment on how confident she is and I wonder if they are just putting “it” politely. Her attitude has altered slightly for the worse and she also brags about how her new school is too easy. Dierdre S. A. Dear Dierdre: The line between confidence and arrogance can sometimes be fine. It sounds to me like your 7-yearold has blurred the line. Let’s not be too quick to judge. She has been through a major transition. It’s hard, certainly challenging at best, to leave the comfort of one’s home, school, teachers and friends and have to adjust to a whole new world. Also, your youngster lived in a privileged city where girls can be competitive and rivalrous with fashion, academics, achievements, and materialism. Moving to a regional town may have left her a bit lost at how to find her place or position within her new social group. You need to have an honest straight talk with your daughter. Tell her you know she wants to make new friends and that is a good thing. Help her understand that bragging and showing off makes the others feel putdown and will push kids away. Offer her some suggestions for appropriate social overtures. Offer to host a play date with
Dr. Fran Walfish Answers Your Questions one or two girls (7-year-olds generally play girls with girls and boys with boys). Make the play date short and super fun. For instance, the girls can prepare and bake chocolate chip cookies. While the cookies are in the oven, they can do a short art activity or play with dolls. Then, they can eat the cookies with milk and the play date is over. Short and sweet bonding. If this fails, your daughter may need the help of a skilled school counselor or child psychotherapist to provide her with more extensive support and guidance. Q. Dear Dr. Fran: I am a male high school junior and the only child of a single mom. I have often wondered what my father was like and how my childhood would have been different if my dad had been in my life. Can you please describe some of the different types of fathers there are? Thanks. Kevin V. A. Dear Kevin: It’s rough growing up without a father especially for a boy. It’s only natural that you would wonder how your life might have been different with a young dad in your life. There are all different kinds of fathers. There are those who simply make babies by contributing their sperm, and there are those who enjoy the day-in and day-out of taking care of a young child, feeding and changing diapers, playing with them,
and relating to kids. Many boys who are raised by a single mom turn out just fine. Moms can parent effectively and well without a male partner or spouse. A helpful key is to find the right man who will be present in the growing son’s life on a consistent basis over a long period of time. An uncle, grandfather, or a Big Brother can provide a loving strong male role model. Continuity is crucial to imprint the child’s identity. • Healthy Attachment Dad is interested and wellengaged with his son. When Dad gazes at his son his eyes beam adoringly. • Detached Father - Father is not there. Either Dad or Mom have archaic assigned roles that Dad is the breadwinner while Mom is the primary custodial parent, or Dad’s personality is limited by an inability to emotionally connect. • Unavailable Father - Dad is there, but focused on other things. He is not readily available to warmly respond consistently to his son’s needs. • Sports Dad - Father is intensely into sports and can only relate to his son on an athletic level, both as spectator and active participant. • Disciplinarian Father This dad has entered into a usually unspoken agreement that Mom is the nurturer while Dad is positioned in the family as the disciplinarian. This family dynamic causes serious problems in the kids when they go through adolescence.
Dr. Fran Walfish is the author of The Self-Aware Parent at www.DrFranWalfish.com. Send questions to email@example.com.
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our stores, employees and customers, we can all work together to make sure every child has access to high-quality, affordable care so they have the opportunity to get, stay and live well.“ As part of the $1.5 million commitment, Walgreens will give its customers the opportunity to support CHLA by collecting donations for the hospital at its registers during June. Additionally, in partnership with Y Water, for every two Yo Gabba Gabba juices or every four Y Waters purchased at participating Walgreens locations next month, Y Water, a Walgreens’ business partner, will donate $1 or 50 cents, respectively, to CHLA. The gift will go toward the type of clinical programs that help children like Sammy Martinez, 7, who last year alone had 257 appointments at CHLA. Sammy has undergone multiple surgeries to treat Goldenhar Syndrome, a congenital malformation of the jaw, cheek and ear that is associated with vertebral defects. Thanks to her care, she is walking, talking, dancing and attending regular school. “I can honestly say our lives would not be the same without a loving place like Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. The amount of sincere love and concern that is poured on to us from each staff member is incredible and something that touches my heart each time we enter the hospital,” says Sammy’s mom, Jackie. Located on the main concourse of the Marion and John E. Anderson Pavilion, the Family Pantry is a “grab and go” eatery for families, visitors and employees. It is stocked with healthy refreshments and foods appropriate for children and families including sandwiches, soup and fresh fruit. This convenience store, located near the hospital’s HBO Café, also offers pre-made rotisserie meals that change daily. For anxious parents and tired siblings, a healthy late-night CHLA patient Sammy Martinez spoke meal that is easily accessible within the hospital can help them at the event celebrating Walgreens' $1.5 million donation to Children's cope as a loved one receives care and treatment. Hospital Los Angeles.
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Rodríguez will continue her clinical and basic science research with a goal of preventing and improving treatment options for women. Current research projects include developing new minimally invasive
May 30, 2014 | Page 15 surgical techniques to treat prolapse, incontinence and bladder disorders. She also will continue as a principal investigator in the National Institutes of Healthsponsored Multidisciplinary Approach to the Study of Chronic Pelvic Pain (MAPP) network.
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Metro to consider trenching results conducted by experts for the district (technically “reopening the administrative record”), based on the fact that Metro had conducted no trenching or other serious investigation into alleged earthquake faults underneath Beverly High, the proposed subway station at Constellation and Avenue of the Stars or along Santa Monica Boulevard. The City’s suit centered on the Public Utilities Code (PUC) hearings held with the Metro Board in May 2012 and the City’s belief that it was denied due process in the course of its hearings with Metro for various reasons, including the inability to cross-examine Metro’s “experts” who provided testimony at the hearing. Yesterday’s appeal will take the cases to the California Court of Appeal. Visit www.bhcourier.com for more on the appeal.
with her research while working as a speech teacher at BHHS. “So much of the dialogue rings true, because it’s what really happened,” Hall said. Every year the theatre department puts on a musical and a play - both of which not only challenge students (including musicians, lighting, set design, acting), but generate revenue from ticket sales to help offset the productions. This year’s musical, The Wiz, won several awards at last weekend’s John Raitt Awards for Youth (JRAY) awards. “I always say we don’t do baby drama,” Hall said. “I remind them, they do what they do and they have to enjoy it because it’s about applause.” recently appointed chair of the L.A. Jewish Federation and a boardmember on The Wallis. “Our community really came out of the temple.” “With the Jubilee Gala, our purpose is to look back, with appreciation and gratitude, at everything we have accomplished at Stephen S. Wise Temple and Wise School during these past 50 years,” said Senior Rabbi Eli Herscher. For more information or to purchase tickets visit: http://www.wisela.org/jubilee.
NOISE CONCERNS AT METRO MEETING (Continued from page 1)
Wilshire/La Cienega station. Residents near La Brea and Fairfax, where some of that work has already begun, spoke out at the meeting over concerns with late-night construction noise. Michelle Owen of the La Brea Hancock Homeowners Association, who is among the cohort of residents and property/business owners along the affected construction areas that comprise the committee, said she was kept up by Metro workers sawing metal plates on Wilshire well past 10 p.m. When she questioned the workers about the noise, the workers said noise mitigation measures were: “optional, but not required.” Metro’s proposed noise mitigation measures include thorough training of employees, scheduling of work “during the day or ‘early evening hours’ when possible, noise control measures including noise barriers, low impact alarms, solar-powered generators, along with noise monitoring and a 24-hour hotline at 213-922-6934. Utility Relocation is the only construction permit that has thus far been approved by the Beverly Hills City Council for the La Cienega Station. “We obviously want to cooperate and we want to keep all concerns to a minimum,” Councilmember John Mirisch said. “We're going to have to set up something in our MOU to make sure something is done
ROXBURY COMMUNITY CENTER TO RE-OPEN (Continued from page 1)
catering kitchen, exercise studio, multi-purpose room, library, dance studio, meeting rooms, crafts center and more. The current building sits inside the old building’s footprint and has maintained the singlestory structure. Plans for a second story were scrapped in favor of a simpler design. The park features year-
HAWTHORNE SAYS FAREWELL TO 5 (Continued from page 1)
Hawthorne,” shared 4th grade teacher Linda DiNoble, who is retiring after 35 years in the district. DiNoble, an Apple Award recipient in 1994, credited Hawthorne with: “Helping me be all I could be.” Retiring 5th grade teacher Marion Harvey touted her colleagues, the students, and their families with engendering a richness during her 18 years with the district. Hawthorne Physical Education teacher Mike Lambert, who is retiring after 38 years feels particularly connected with the school. He met his wife, history teacher Janet Lam-
BEVERLY HILLS to mitigate.” Utility relocation work for the La Cienega Station will begin as soon as a contractor has been selected and go into the third quarter of 2016. That work is permitted to occur Sunday-Friday from 8 p.m.-6 a.m., and Sundays as needed from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. The City and Metro officials are currently in negotiation on a Memorandum of Understanding for the remainder of the required work. That work must be limited to no more than 5 decibels above the current ambient noise level. Beverly Hills property owner Alex Kay, who is on the committee, asked whether the 5-decibel sound limit had been violated. “We have had some exceedings (of the sound limit),” Metro Director of Construction Scott McConnell said. One resident who lives near Wilshire/Fairfax construction said she has already been kept up at night with her “walls shaking all night long” due to construction. Another characterized the noise as, “really unreasonable and unbearable.” Residents with concerns were repeatedly directed to call the hotline if the problem persists with a promised that a Metro representative would respond. Metro officials at the meeting noted that the 24-hour hotline is currently being revamped and that within “a few weeks” there should be a live operator there to handle calls and that “urgent issues will receive immediate response.”
round pre-school, tennis courts, an active senior program, basketball courts, baseball, soccer and sand volleyball courts. Park activities, such as summer camp and sports, return to the park this summer. During construction these activities have been moved to La Cienega Park. The grand reopening event will include a community reception and ribbon cutting, with an open house. bert, at the school and following her death, a memorial plaque in the courtyard serves as a reminder of her legacy. “I really feel blessed I could work in the district this long,” Lambert said. For 8th grade English teacher Bob Bailey, who is retiring after 38 years, graduation, which happened yesterday, is always his favorite day of the year. “On that day, that night, there’s laughter, there’s tears, because it’s time to move on,” he said. “It’s great to see the kids grow.” Hawthorne Principal Kathy Schaeffer told The Courier the school is preparing for a yearlong centennial celebration when school resumes again after summer break.
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Beverly Hills Women’s Club Holds 6th Annual Aviva Day
ith the theme “Fresh and Fit—Healthy Living for the Body and Mind,” the Beverly Hills Women’s Club hosted a day of fun, beauty and self esteem for 40 at-risk girls from the Aviva Family and Children’s Services. The girls had their hair styled and makeup makeovers by teachers and students from the Marinello Schools of Beauty and portraits taken by photographer Michele Blackwell. They enjoyed a luncheon and arts and crafts. Each girl also received a totebag filled with beauty products and accessories, a backpack filled with clothing specifically picked out for each girl, plus a giant stuffed dog for their rooms at the Aviva home. The Friars Charitable Foundation gave a $10,000 grant to the home and school. Generous Aviva Day supporters included: Scandia Home of Beverly Hills, Kreation Organic, Fabletics, Mumsey Nemiroff, Dermalogica, Jamz Jewelry, Galina Sobolev/Single Dress, Laura & Harvey Alpert and Mayor Lili Bosse, plus other BHWC members who participated at Aviva Day. Beverly Hills Women’s Club Dana Reston Lyons, BHWC board member and sustaining sponsors include: Mercedes-Benz of Beverly Hills and General Manager Bruce 2014 Aviva Day chair, Regina Bette, president Schulman, Tiffany & Co. and Marketing Manager Lindsey Rottenberg; Michael Kazanjian /CEO of Aviva Family and Children’s Services, & of Kazanjian Brothers and The Stanley Black Foundation. Photos by Maxine Picard Mumsey Nemiroff, BHWC president
Jeffrey Jamerson, VP of DCFS, Linda Schwartz and President Probation and Education at Aviva Marilyn Stambler, Friars Charitable Laura Alpert Family and Children’s Services, and Foundation. Amanda Drumheller, the agency’s day treatment director
Nancy Clavin & Kristina Sunness
Roberta White & Theresa Martincevic, women’s club manager
Margie Johnson, instructor at Marinello Schools of Beauty
Leslie Minniti, Tricia G. Nelson, Inger Gross & Susan Collins
Ashley McBeth, Peggy Guggenheim, Jasmine Rafati, & Helene Cooper
Mandana Azad & Leona Horowitz
Mayor Lili Bosse attended the event to show her support of the club and it’s philanthropic projects.
An Aviva resident getting a makeover by Sandra Viramontz, a Marinello School of Beauty student.
Elizabeth Mason of Beverly Hills’ Paperbag Princess, with one of the giant stuffed dogs each girl received.
Carol de los Prados, Amber Goldhammer & Nam Kateman
Clare Rose & Carole Markoff
Ferris Strachan, owner of BH’s Bianca Casillas and Irene Casillas of the Marinello Ferris Custom Face School of Beauty applying makeup for Aviva stu- and Body assisted Michelle Blackwell dents. with makeovers.
Miska Asli, BHWC Junior members president
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SCHOOL IS FUN!
A Special Supplement
Healthy Eating With Pamela Salzman—Zesty Summertime Gazpacho y kids like gazpacho because they think it tastes like a blended salad and they can add an assortment of toppings. I’m big into topping bars, especially for soups and salads, because I think it gives kids more control over what they’re eating and I notice they tend to eat more of a food when they can make it their own, so to speak. Our favorite topping with gazpacho is creamy cubes of avocado which give the perfect balance to the acidity of the tomatoes and vinegar. But don’t let me stop you there. Croutons, grilled corn kernels, chopped shrimp or crab are all fantastic additions to the top of this bowl of summery goodness. I’ll come clean and confess I’ve even put out popcorn for Mr. Picky to add. Whatever works, people. I love pairing cool gazpacho with chicken kebabs and chimichurri sauce or a summer frittata for a light dinner. But one of my favorite ways to serve it is in little shot glasses as an hors d’oeuvre.
Gazpacho With Avocado
the process with the red onion and transfer to the bowl with the cucumber. Take half of the tomato and pulse in the food processor until chunky and add to the bowl. Smash the garlic cloves and place in the food processor with the remaining tomato pieces, salt and pepper, vinegar and oil. Process until smooth. Transfer mixture to the bowl with the cucumber and onion and stir to combine. Cover and refrigerate until cold. Before serving, garnish with
4 large (about 2 1/2 – 2 3/4 pounds) ripe tomatoes, cored and cut in half crosswise to remove the seeds, cut into chunks 3 medium garlic cloves, peeled 2 teaspoons sea salt Freshly ground black pepper to taste 2 Tablespoons Sherry vinegar 1/4 cup unrefined, cold pressed extravirgin olive oil 1 avocado, cubed
2 cups large chopped unpeeled Persian cucumbers, about 3-4 1/2 small red onion, cut into chunks*
Place the cucumber in a food processor fitted with the metal blade and pulse until coarsely chopped. Transfer the cucumber to a large bowl. Repeat
avocado. Can be made several days ahead. Notes: you can add finely diced radish for pepperiness; hot sauce or jalapeño for heat, croutons for crunch, or a dollop of sour cream. You can also use yellow heirloom tomatoes for a yellow gazpacho. *onion can be soaked in ice water for 15 minutes to take the edge off the raw flavor.
Pamela Salzman’s blog “Kitchen Matters,” with tips for healthy kids’ snacks is at PamelaSalzman.com
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STAR Education To Open Exploration-Based Preschool in Beverlywood ocated in the heart of West L.A., STAR’s new preschool, at 1518 S. Robertson Blvd., will serve children ages 2-5 and will combine the best of all that is STAR. Students who attend will benefit from STAR’s warm, loving and experienced early childhood educators, access to a large community of enrichment educators and a curriculum designed by a team of neuroscientists. STAR Preschool offers a safe, loving environment where children are nurtured as they develop socially, emotionally and cognitively. The STAR preschool mission is to instill a life-
long love of learning in every child as they are immersed in exciting experiences to inspire their imagination. STAR Preschool is founded on the premise that children learn through the process of experience and play. With an environment designed to be explorator y and inquir y-based, STAR’s innovative curriculum includes lots of messy fun, active games and pre-kindergarten skill building. With an innovative brain-based curriculum, STAR preschool helps to build self-understanding and awareness in little ones as they enjoy opportunities to develop friendships,
explore group play and learn together as their social and emotional skills are developing. Immersed in hands-on activities through built-in enrichment and alongside a staff of caring educators, children will spend each day dancing, singing, experimenting and building in a warm creative environment as they embrace a life-long love of learning. The STAR Preschool also has a menu of extra educational fun for families to take part in. From “Mommy, Daddy and Me” yoga to gardening and engineering, there are numerous options for parents to learn alongside their children. There are also great opportunities for parents to socialize with other families as STAR Preschool offers family nights based on monthly curriculum themes. The STAR Preschool community, through the STAR Education Center, will also have access to a variety of youth and adult enrichment classes held during afternoon and weekend hours. STAR Preschool is a division of STAR Education, a charitable 501(c)(3) non-profit educational organization committed to helping stu-
dents reach their full potential by offering affordable extended academic, recreational and enrichment programs; suppor ting and enhancing school curricula; inspiring student achievement; and expanding the cultural base of young people. For more than 25 years, STAR has partnered with schools throughout California to involve students in innovative, quality programs taught by exceptional, highly-trained instructors. Visit http://preschool.starinc.org for more information.
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A N O T H E R B I RT H D AY ! ?
Judith Mancini Jarvee Hutcherson Maxine Picard
BIRTHDAY GREETINGS—Celebrating are Ruta Lee, Deanna Lund, Wynonna Judd, Kristina Beriker, and Keir Dullea (May 30); Pat Boone-HAPPY 80th!!, Alanis Morissette, Rene Auberjonois, Heidi Klum, Morgan Freeman, Lisa Hartman, and Frederica Von Stade (June 1); Jarvee Hutcherson, Charles Haid, Stacey Keach, Dana Carvey, Sally Kellerman and Barry Levinson (June 2); Tom Berenger, Clint Eastwood, Sharon Gless, Gregory Harrison, Judith Mancini, Brooke Shields, Aron Shapiro and Lea Thompson (May 31); Rafael Nadal and Anderson Cooper (June 3); Angelina Jolie, Bruce Dern, Noah Wyle, Sam Harris, Michelle Phillips, Maxine Picard and Parker Stevenson (June 4); Bill Moyers, Bonnie Fleming, and Mark Wahlberg (June 5).
A STROLOGY by Holiday Mathis
Joan Mangum The Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America held its 7th “Women of Distinction luncheon in The Beverly Hilton honoring three very special people... Syd Cooper Hersh, L.A. director of GQ; author Lin Oliver, executive director of The Society of Childrens Book Writers; and Mindy Weiss, event planner and lifestyle expert. All are exceptional women who have been affected by Crohn’s or Colitis through family members and committed to helping to find a cure for this disease. We also heard from 11-year old Maya Lerner and volunteer Ari Blinder, who shared their stories with us. The luncheon also featured a Neiman Marcus fashion show. Congrats to co-chairs Caryl Golden, Cathy Greenly and Ronda Lippman for this wonderful event and also the committee: Hope Anisgarten, Marci Berman, Masha Chase, Bobbe Joy Dawson, Judy Felsenthal, Sheila Garb, Vicky Goodman, Barbara Herman, Evelyn Heyward, Cynthia Salah Kraus, Rochelle Kushner, Lori Lasman, Jen Levin, Claire Levine, Suzann Levine, Ashley Morrow, Patrice Reiss, Janet Bubar Rich, Julie Robinson, Monica Stanley, and Alyssa Weinberger. Founded in 1967, the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America is a national non-profit volunteer-driven organization, dedicated to finding a cure for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. which has in-
WOMEN OF DISTINCTION–Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America’s 7th “Women of Distinction luncheon at The Beverly Hilton drew (from left): co-chairs Caryl Golden, Ronda Lippman, and Cathy Greenly; and honorees Mindy Weiss, Syd Cooper Hersh, and Lin Oliver. Neiman Marcus provided a fashion show for the event. Photos by Thomas Neerken
vested more than $200 million in research. ****** A celebration of the great flavors of France heralded the 19th Jonsson Cancer Center Foundation’s “Taste For A Cure,” at The Beverly Wilshire/Four Seasons. Each year, exceptional wines from a designated area are paired with regional cuisine prepared by top chefs to create what has been called “among the finest of gourmet events” and consistently named in Bizbash Magazine’s “Southern California’s Top 100 Events.”
TASTE FOR A CURE–On hand at The Beverly Wilshire/Four Seasons for the Jonsson Cancer Center Foundation’s 19th “Taste For A Cure” benefit gala were (from left): gala co-chair Jon Holman, JCCC Director Dr. Judy Gasson, honoree Steve Mosko, and gala cochairs Dana Walden and Gary Newman. Photo by Vince Bucci
The evening honored Sony Pictures TV President Steve Mosko with the Gil Nickel Humanitarian Award (presented by Community co-star Joel McHale), named in memory of JCCF supporter Gil Nickel, proprietor of Napa Valley’s Far Niente, Nickel & Nickel and Dolce wineries, who lost a courageous battle against melanoma in 2003. Joe Cohen, Jon Holman, Larry Maguire, Gary Newman, Jay Sures and Dana Walden were dinner co-chairs. More than $700,000 was raised for cancer research. Glee star Lea Michele welcomed the more than 450 guests who had earlier savored the very best of French wines and delicacies. Six regions of France: Loire Valley, Burgundy, Bordeaux, Rhone, Province and Champagne were featured, showcasing vintages. Napa Valley wineries and long-time event supporters Far Niente, Nickel & Nickel, Dolce and EnRoute served as honorary wine partners. The hotel’s Executive Chef Gilles Arzur, a native of Brittany, led the list of chefs bringing their finely-honed talents to the evening’s gastronomic gourmet edibles from the delicate to the hearty... delicious. He was joined by Christian Andre Monchatre of San Francisco’s Pacific Union Club; Pascal Frapech of PF Culinary Services; and Vittorio Lucariello of The Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons... Adding to the entertainment portion of the evening, How I Met Your Mother’s Alyson Hannigan introduced actor/comedian Tom Papa whose stand-up routine was greeted with laughs and applause. A show-stopper was Glee’s Darren Criss who belted out Crazy Love and Let It Be. Co-Chair Dana Walden bid $5,000 to hear Darren and Lea sing a heartfelt rendition of Somewhere Over The Rainbow. Another highlight of the evening was the always eagerly awaited live auction overseen by Jeff Tanenbaum. Founded in 1945, the JCCF is the single most important vehicle for raising funds for cancer research at UCLA. Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center is ranked among the nation’s top 12 cancer centers.
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PUBLIC NOTICES ORDINANCE NO. 14-O-2662 ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BEVERLY HILLS AMENDING THE BEVERLY HILLS MUNICIPAL CODE REGARDING THE REORGANIZATION OF THE PUBLIC WORKS AND TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF BEVERLY HILLS HEREBY ORDAINS AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. T h e City Council hereby amends and restates Section 4-3-603 (“PERMIT REQUIRED”) of Article 6 (“News Racks”) of Chapter 3 (“OTHER ACTIVITIES REQUIRING REGULATORY PERMITS”) of Title 4 (“REGULATION OF CERTAIN TYPES OF BUSINESSES AND ACTIVITIES”) of the Beverly Hills Municipal Code to read as follows: 4-3-603: REQUIRED
“No person, whether as a principal, agent, or employee, either for itself or any other person, or as an officer of any corporation, or otherwise, shall place, affix, erect, construct, or maintain a news rack upon any public right of way unless and until a news rack permit has been obtained from the department of capital assets.” Section 2. T h e City Council hereby amends and restates paragraph B of Section 4-3-605 (“APPLICATION PROCEDURE; FEE”) of Article 6 (“News Racks”) of Chapter 3 (“OTHER ACTIVITIES REQUIRING REGULATORY PERMITS”) of Title 4 (“REGULATION OF CERTAIN TYPES OF BUSINESSES AND ACTIVITIES”) of the Beverly Hills Municipal Code to read as follows: 4-3-605: APPLICATION PROCEDURE; FEE “B. Unless a time extension is granted in writing by the deputy city manager of capital assets, within five (5) days of approval of the permit, the permittee must file with the deputy city manager of capital assets an insurance certificate establishing that the applicant has in force public liability and property damage insurance from a carrier admitted to do business in the state of California with a Best’s insurance rating of A:VII or better in an amount to be determined by resolution of the city council to indemnify the city against any personal injury, death, loss or
damage resulting from the permittee’s activities. The city and its officers shall be named as additional insureds. The policy must include a statement by the insurance carrier that thirty (30) days’ written notice will be given to the city before any cancellation or modification of coverage. The permittee must maintain such insurance for as long as the permittee maintains a newsrack in the public right of way. The permittee shall also execute a hold harmless agreement as provided by the city prior to the issuance of any permit.” Section 3. T h e City Council hereby amends and restates paragraph B of Section 4-3-618 (“URBAN DESIGN PROGRAM AREA”) of Article 6 (“News Racks”) of Chapter 3 (“OTHER ACTIVITIES REQUIRING REGULATORY PERMITS”) of Title 4 (“REGULATION OF CERTAIN TYPES OF BUSINESSES AND ACTIVITIES”) of the Beverly Hills Municipal Code to read as follows:: 4-3-618: DESIGN AREA
“B. The deputy city manager of capital assets shall install newsrack enclosures within the urban design program area. The design, materials and location of the enclosures shall be determined by the deputy city manager of capital assets subject to approval of the city council. A minimum of twenty nine (29) newsrack enclosures shall be installed, and each newsrack enclosure shall accommodate three (3) newsracks. The location of the newsrack enclosures shall be fixed prior to the acceptance of newsrack permit applications for newsrack spaces within the urban design program area. If there is no newsrack permit application for space within a particular newsrack enclosure, then that enclosure need not be installed until such an application is received.” Section 4. T h e City Council hereby amends and restates paragraph A of Section 5-9-9 (“ABATEMENT OF GRAFFITI BY CITY WITH CONSENT OF PROPERTY OWNER OR POSSESSOR”) of Chapter 9 (“GRAFFITI PREVENTION, PROHIBITION AND REMOVAL”) of Title 5 (“PUBLIC HEALTH, WELFARE, AND SANITATION”) of the Beverly Hills Municipal Code to read as follows: 5-9-9: ABATEMENT OF
GRAFFITI BY CITY WITH CONSENT OF PROPERTY OWNER OR POSSESSOR
AND REMOVAL”) of Title 5 (“PUBLIC HEALTH, WELFARE, AND SANITATION”) of the Beverly Hills “A. Whenever the Municipal Code to read director of community as follows: development, or his or her designee, deter- 5-9-10: ABATEMENT mines that graffiti is OF GRAFFITI BY CITY located on publicly or WITHOUT CONSENT privately owned real or OF PROPERTY personal property within OWNER OR POSSESthe city so as to be SOR capable of being visible from any adjacent prop“C. If no appeal is erty (private or public), filed, or if the appeal is street, sidewalk, alley, or denied following a hearother public right of way ing, and if the owner or other area open to fails to remove or fails to the public, the director of cause the graffiti to be public works services is removed by the desigauthorized to provide for nated date, or such conthe use of city funds for tinued date thereafter as the abatement of the the risk manager graffiti, or if the graffiti approves, then the cannot be abated cost director of public works effectively, the repair or services shall cause the replacement of the por- graffiti to be abated by tion of the property that city forces or private was defaced, upon the contract, and the city, or following conditions: its private contractor, may enter upon the 1. In abating the premises for such purgraffiti, the painting, poses after obtaining a repair, and/or replace- warrant authorizing the ment of an area more entry upon the property extensive than where for abatement of the the graffiti is located graffiti.” shall not be authorized, except where the city Section 6. T h e owns the structure or City Council hereby property and the direc- amends and restates tor of public services, or paragraphs B and C of his or her designee, Section 7-3-111 determines that a more (“CLASS 1 PARKING extensive area must be PERMITS”) of Article 1. repainted, repaired, (“General Standing, and/or replaced, or Stopping, And Parking where the private prop- Provisions”) of Chapter erty owner agrees to 3 (“STANDING, STOPpay for the costs of PING, PARKING”) of repainting, repairing, Title 7 (“TRAFFIC, and/or replacing a more PARKING, AND PUBextensive area. LIC TRANSPORTATION”) of the Beverly 2. Where the Hills Municipal Code to structure or permanent read as follows: surface is owned by a public entity other than 7-3-111: CLASS 1 the city, the removal of PARKING PERMITS graffiti may be performed only after secur“B. A class 1 pering the consent of the mit shall be issued by public entity having the director of public jurisdiction over the works services only as structure or permanent follows: surface and only after such entity executes an 1. One permit for appropriate release and each vehicle legally regright of entry form per- istered to each current mitting such graffiti and former member of removal. the city council and each current and former 3. Where the city treasurer. structure or permanent surface is privately 2. One permit for owned, the removal of each vehicle legally reggraffiti by city employees istered to each current or by a private contrac- member of the planning, tor under the direction of architectural, design the city, may be per- review, traffic and parkformed only after secur- ing, human relations, ing the consent of the public works, recreation owner or possessor and and parks, fine art, only after the owner or health and safety, charipossessor executes an table solicitations and appropriate release and cultural heritage comright of entry form per- missions. When a committing such graffiti missioner ceases to be removal.” on a commission, the permit issued to the Section 5. T h e holder under this subCity Council hereby section B2 is deemed amends and restates void and is invalid for the paragraph C of Section uses set forth in this 5-9-10 (“ABATEMENT section. The permit OF GRAFFITI BY CITY holder shall return the WITHOUT CONSENT permit(s) to the director. OF PROPERTY OWNER OR POSSES3. One permit to SOR”) of Chapter 9 the current city manag(“GRAFFITI PREVEN- er, current city attorney, TION, PROHIBITION current city clerk, and
each current executive management employee designated in the city’s executive compensation plan. When such persons cease to be an employee of the city or are no longer in the position of city manager, city attorney or city clerk, the permit issued to the holder under this subsection B3 is deemed void and is invalid for the uses set forth in this section. The permit holder shall return the permit(s) to the director. 4. Notwithstanding any other provision in this subsection B, no more than two (2) permits shall be issued per household. For the purposes of this section, “household” shall be defined as all persons who dwell within the same dwelling unit. C. The city treasurer who is in office as of October 18, 2010, may request that the director of public works services issue a single class 1 permit to a deputy city treasurer designated by the city treasurer to receive such permit. Once the city treasurer makes such designation, the city treasurer has no further authority to request the issuance of additional class 1 permits to the same or any other deputy city treasurer(s). When the designated deputy city treasurer ceases to be a deputy city treasurer, the permit issued under this subsection is deemed void and is invalid for the uses set forth in this section. The permit holder shall return the permit to the director.” Section 7. T h e City Council hereby amends and restates paragraphs A and B of Section 7-3-402 (“PARKING METER ZONE A”) of Article 4. (“Parking Meter Zones And Fees”) of Chapter 3 (“STANDING, STOPPING, PARKING”) of Title 7 (“TRAFFIC, PARKING, AND PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION”) of the Beverly Hills Municipal Code to read as follows: 7-3-402: PARKING METER ZONE A “A. The director of public works services or his designee shall set the parking meter rates for each meter located in parking meter zone A in an amount not to exceed two dollars ($2.00) per hour. If the meter is set for a time that is less than one hour, the meter rate shall not exceed two dollars ($2.00) for the maximum time on such meter. B. Except as otherwise set by the director of public works serv-
ices as provided in this subsection, parking meters shall be in operation, and the deposit of coins shall be required, between the hours of six o’clock (6:00) A.M. and eleven fifty nine o’clock (11:59) P.M. of each day of the week. The director of public works services shall have the authority to set the parking meter hours and days of operation within the time frame set forth herein as well as the maximum legal parking time at each parking meter. The director of public works services shall provide thirty (30) days notice to the city council, at a public meeting, of any proposed change to parking meter hours or days of operation at any meter.”
(“PARKING METER ZONE C”) of Article 4. (“Parking Meter Zones And Fees”) of Chapter 3 (“STANDING, STOPPING, PARKING”) of Title 7 (“TRAFFIC, PARKING, AND PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION”) of the Beverly Hills Municipal Code to read as follows: 7-3-404: PARKING METER ZONE C
“A. The director of public works services or his designee shall set the parking meter rates for each meter located in parking meter zone C in an amount not to exceed two dollars ($2.00) per hour. If the meter is set for a time that is less than one hour, the meter rate shall not exceed two Section 8. T h e dollars ($2.00) for the City Council hereby maximum time on such amends and restates meter. paragraphs A and B of B. Except as othSection 7-3-403 (“PARKING METER erwise set by the direcZONE B”) of Article 4. tor of public works serv(“Parking Meter Zones ices as provided in this parking And Fees”) of Chapter 3 subsection, (“STANDING, STOP- meters shall be in operPING, PARKING”) of ation, and the deposit of Title 7 (“TRAFFIC, coins shall be required, PARKING, AND PUB- between the hours of six LIC TRANSPORTA- o’clock (6:00) A.M. and TION”) of the Beverly eleven fifty nine o’clock Hills Municipal Code to (11:59) P.M. of each day of the week. The director read as follows: of public works services 7-3-403: PARKING shall have the authority to set the parking meter METER ZONE B hours and days of oper“A. The director of ation within the time public works services or frame set forth herein as his designee shall set well as the maximum the parking meter rates legal parking time at for each meter located each parking meter. The in parking meter zone B director of public works in an amount not to services shall provide exceed two dollars thirty (30) days notice to ($2.00) per hour. If the the city council, at a meter is set for a time public meeting, of any that is less than one proposed change to hour, the meter rate parking meter hours or shall not exceed two days of operation at any dollars ($2.00) for the meter.” maximum time on such Section 10. The meter. City Council hereby B. Except as oth- amends and restates erwise set by the direc- paragraphs A and B of 7-3-406 tor of public works serv- Section METER ices as provided in this (“PARKING subsection, parking ZONE E/F”) of Article 4. meters shall be in oper- (“Parking Meter Zones ation, and the deposit of And Fees”) of Chapter 3 coins shall be required, (“STANDING, STOPbetween the hours of six PING, PARKING”) of o’clock (6:00) A.M. and Title 7 (“TRAFFIC, eleven fifty nine o’clock PARKING, AND PUBTRANSPORTA(11:59) P.M. of each day LIC of the week. The director TION”) of the Beverly of public works services Hills Municipal Code to shall have the authority read as follows: to set the parking meter PARKING hours and days of oper- 7-3-406: ation within the time METER ZONE E/F frame set forth herein as “A. The director of well as the maximum legal parking time at public works services or each parking meter. The his designee shall set director of public works the parking meter rates services shall provide for each meter located thirty (30) days notice to in parking meter zone the city council, at a E/F in an amount not to public meeting, of any exceed two dollars proposed change to ($2.00) per hour. If the parking meter hours or meter is set for a time days of operation at any that is less than one hour, the meter rate meter.” shall not exceed two Section 9. The dollars ($2.00) for the City Council hereby maximum time on such amends and restates meter. paragraphs A and B of Continue to page 23 >> Section 7-3-404
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PUBLIC NOTICES B. Except as otherwise set by the director of public works services as provided in this subsection, parking meters shall be in operation, and the deposit of coins shall be required, between the hours of six o’clock (6:00) A.M. and eleven fifty nine o’clock (11:59) P.M. of each day of the week. The director of public works services shall have the authority to set the parking meter hours and days of operation within the time frame set forth herein as well as the maximum legal parking time at each parking meter. The director of public works services shall provide thirty (30) days notice to the city council, at a public meeting, of any proposed change to parking meter hours or days of operation at any meter.” Section 11. The City Council hereby amends and restates paragraphs A and B of Section 7-3-407 (“MUNICIPAL OFF STREET PARKING METER ZONE C”) of Article 4. (“Parking Meter Zones And Fees”) of Chapter 3 (“STANDING, STOPPING, PARKING”) of Title 7 (“TRAFFIC, PARKING, AND PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION”) of the Beverly Hills Municipal Code to read as follows: 7-3-407: MUNICIPAL OFF STREET PARKING METER ZONE “A. The director of public works services or his designee shall set the parking meter rates for each meter located in the municipal off street parking meter zone in an amount not to exceed two dollars ($2.00) per hour. If the meter is set for a time less than one hour, the meter rate shall not exceed two dollars ($2.00) for the maximum time on such meter. B. Except as otherwise set by the director of public works services as provided in this subsection, parking meters shall be in operation, and the deposit of coins shall be required, between the hours of six o’clock (6:00) A.M. and eleven fifty nine o’clock (11:59) P.M. of each day of the week. The director of public works services shall have the authority to set the parking meter hours and days of operation within the time frame set forth herein as well as the maximum legal parking time at each parking meter. The director of public works services shall provide thirty (30) days notice to the city council, at a public meeting, of any proposed change to parking meter hours or days of operation at any meter.”
Section 12. The City Council hereby amends and restates Section 7-3-408 (“EXCEPTION TO DEPOSIT OF COINS”) of Article 4. (“Parking Meter Zones And Fees”) of Chapter 3 (“STANDING, STOPPING, PARKING”) of Title 7 (“TRAFFIC, PARKING, AND PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION”) of the Beverly Hills Municipal Code to read as follows: 7-3-408: EXCEPTION TO DEPOSIT OF COINS “A vehicle may be parked and remain parked in a parking meter space without the deposit of any coin in the parking meter adjacent thereto during the hours other than those designated by the director of public works services as hours during which such deposits are required. Notwithstanding, no vehicle may be parked and remain parked in a parking meter space if parking in the meter space violates section 7-3-212 or 7-3-301 of this chapter. “ Section 13. The City Council hereby amends and restates paragraph B of Section 10-3-1633 (“INTENSIFICATION OF EXISTING NONCONFORMING USES”) of Article 16.3 (“Commercial-Transition Zone (C-3T-2)”) of Chapter 3 (“ZONING”) of Title 10 (“PLANNING AND ZONING”) of the Beverly Hills Municipal Code to read as follows: 10-3-1633: INTENSIFICATION OF EXISTING NONCONFORMING USES “B. Intensity Of Use: To determine whether a change of use is an intensification of use, uses have been classified into the following three (3) tiers of land use intensity. Tier 1 represents the lowest intensity of use, tier 2 represents a higher intensity of use than tier 1, and tier 3 represents the highest intensity of use. Tier 1 shall include: warehousing or storage, miniwarehouses, antique stores, furniture stores, car sales or service, surface parking, and other similar uses as determined by the director of community development. Tier 2 shall include: apparel stores, hardware stores, toy stores, general retail stores, general offices, health/fitness clubs, and other similar uses as determined by the director of community development. Tier 3 shall include: restaurants,
supermarkets, drugstores, convenience markets, video rental stores, educational institutions, religious institutions, medical offices, beauty shops, and other similar uses as determined by the director of community development.
Article 3 (“OIL WELLS”) of Chapter 5 (“MINING AND EXTRACTION”) of Title 10 (“PLANNING AND ZONING”) of the Beverly Hills Municipal Code to read as follows:
In determining the tier in which a specific use belongs, the director of community development may consider all relevant factors including, without limitation, parking demand and traffic generation as indicated in ITE “Parking Generation”, 3rd edition; ULI “Shared Parking”, 2nd edition; ITE “Trip Generation”, 7th edition, or any combination thereof; vehicle trips generated by the use; the judgment of the deputy city manager of capital assets; and any data or evidence and supporting analysis provided by a registered engineer.”
“15. At all times vehicular access to a controlled drill site shall be provided in accordance with the plans for vehicular access reviewed by the department of community development and approved by the council.”
10-5-318: FURTHER TIONS
Section 16. Severability. If any section, subsection, subdivision, sentence, clause, phrase, or portion of this Ordinance or the application thereof to any person or place, is for any reason held to be invalid or unconstitutional by the final decision of any court of competent jurisdiction, the remainder of this Section 14. The Ordinance shall remain City Council hereby in full force and effect. amends and restates paragraph K of Section Section 17. 10-3-3215 (“LAND- Publication. The City MARK OR HISTORIC Clerk shall cause this DISTRICT DESIGNA- Ordinance to be pubTION PROCEDURES:”) lished at least once in a of Article 32 (“Historic newspaper of general Preservation”) of circulation published Chapter 3 (“ZONING”) and circulated in the of Title 10 (“PLANNING City within fifteen (15) AND ZONING”) of the days after its passage in Beverly Hills Municipal accordance with Section Code to read as follows: 36933 of the Government Code, shall 10-3-3215: LANDMARK certify to the adoption of OR HISTORIC DIS- this Ordinance and shall TRICT DESIGNATION cause this Ordinance PROCEDURES and the City Clerk’s certification, together with “K. Recordation Of Resolution: A certi- proof of publication, to fied copy of such resolu- be entered in the Book tion shall be recorded in of Ordinances of the the office of the county Council of this City. recorder of the county of Section 18. Los Angeles by the city This clerk immediately fol- Effective Date. lowing its effective date. Ordinance shall go into The city clerk shall also effect and be in full force and effect at 12:01 a.m. send a copy of said res- on the thirty-first (31st) olution to the director, day after its passage. the director of public works services, the Adopted: May 20, 2014 building official, the Effective: June 20, 2014 owner(s), and the occupant(s) of the property LILI BOSSE or properties. The docu- Mayor ment to be recorded shall contain: ATTEST: BYRON POPE (SEAL) 1. A legal description of City Clerk the property or properties; APPROVED AS TO FORM: 2. The date and sub- LAURENCE S. WIENER stance of the designa- City Attorney tion; APPROVED AS TO 3. A statement explain- CONTENT: ing that demolition, JEFFREY KOLIN alteration, or relocation City Manager of the property is VOTE: restricted; and AYES: Councilmembers 4. A reference to this Krasne, Mirisch, Brien, section authorizing the Gold, and Mayor Bosse NOES: None recordation.” ABSENT: None Section 15. The CARRIED City Council hereby FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME amends and restates STATEMENT 2014115720 The paragraph A.15 of following is/are doing business as: J.M.A. MAINTENANCE & Section 10-5-318 POOL SERVICE 15040 (“PERMITS; FURTHER Parthenia St. #50, Nort Hills, CONDITIONS”) of
CA 91343; Juan Miguel Arriola 15040 Parthenia St. #50, North Hills, CA 91343; The business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL, registrant(s) has NOT begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein: Juan Miguel Arriola: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: April 30, 2014; Published: May 09, 16, 23, 30, 2014 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2014115733 The following is/are doing business as: SHOP PERFECT SKIN 324 S. Beverly Dr. #274, Beverly Hills, CA 90212; Nicolas Mudd 324 S. Beverly Dr. #274, Beverly Hills, CA 90212; The business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL, registrant(s) has NOT begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein: Nicolas Mudd: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: April 30, 2014; Published: May 09, 16, 23, 30, 2014 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2014115735 The following is/are doing business as: T.O.T. FITNESS 1520 S. Shenandoah St., Los Angeles, CA 90035; Farrah Zweig 1520 S. Shenandoah St., Los Angeles, CA 90035; The business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL, registrant(s) has begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein November 2005: Farrah Zweig: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: April 30, 2014; Published: May 09, 16, 23, 30, 2014 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2014122527 The following is/are doing business as: 1) WHAT IS PRIVACY? 2) WHAT IS PRIVACY 3932 Wilshire Blvd. #102, Los Angeles, CA 90010; Hayley Kaplan 3932 Wilshire Blvd. #102, Los Angeles, CA 90010; The business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL, registrant(s) has NOT begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein: Hayley Kaplan: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: May 06, 2014; Published: May 09, 16, 23, 30, 2014 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2014101981 The following is/are doing business as: TANGENT PRODUCTIONS 3621 Kalsman Dr. #3, Los Angeles, CA 90016; Dino Shorte 3621 Kalsman Dr. #3, Los Angeles, CA 90016; Dianne Shorte 3621 Kalsman Dr. #3, Los Angeles, CA 90016; The business is conducted by: A MARRIED COUPLE, registrant(s) has begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein April 10, 2014: Dianne Shorte: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: April 15, 2014; Published: May 09, 16, 23, 30, 2014 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2014107575 The following is/are doing business as: GRAND NATL 6310-1/2 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90048; Benjamin Shipp 6310-1/2 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90048; The business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL, registrant(s) has NOT begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein: Benjamin Shipp: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: April 21, 2014; Published: May 09,
16, 23, 30, 2014 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2014124427 The following is/are doing business as: WILLIAM SMITH 625 Esplanade #59, Los Angeles, CA 90277; Cops Don’t Surf Productions, Inc. 625 Esplanade #59, Redondo Beach, CA 90277; The business is conducted by: A CORPORATION, registrant(s) has begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein January 01, 2014: Kathryn Hernandez, Vice President: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: May 12, 2014; Published: May 16, 23, 30, June 06 2014 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2014124428 The following is/are doing business as: VISIONEERING DESIGN, CO. 4360 W. Sunset Blvd., Hollywood, CA 90029; Recording Systems, Inc. 9255 Sunset Blvd. #1040, West Hollywood, CA 90069; The business is conducted by: A CORPORATION, registrant(s) has begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein July 10, 1992: Ronald Lagerlof, President: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: May 12, 2014; Published: May 16, 23, 30, June 06 2014 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2014124429 The following is/are doing business as: VITO’S CATERING 836 N. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90069; Vito DiDonato 836 N. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90069; The business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL, registrant(s) has begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein July 01, 2013: Vito DiDonato: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: May 12, 2014; Published: May 16, 23, 30, June 06 2014 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2014124430 The following is/are doing business as: SAD GIRL MUSIC 1132 5th Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90019; Karen Swerdlow 1132 5th Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90019; The business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL, registrant(s) has NOT begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein: Karen Swerdlow: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: May 12, 2014; Published: May 16, 23, 30, June 06 2014 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2014124431 The following is/are doing business as: RENAISSANCE REAL ESTATE 489 Hillgreen Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90212; Michael Treiman 489 Hillgreen Dr., Beverly Hills Ca 90212; The business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL, registrant(s) has NOT begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein: Michael Treiman: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: May 12, 2014; Published: May 16, 23, 30, June 06 2014 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2014124432 The following is/are doing business as: THE PSYCHOLOGY CENTER 9401 Wilshire Blvd. #730, Beverly Hills, CA 90212; Joan Laine 133 N. La Peer Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90048; The busi-
ness is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL, registrant(s) has begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein May 2009: Joan Laine: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: May 12, 2014; Published: May 16, 23, 30, June 06 2014 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2014118559 The following is/are doing business as: LEONARD OPTICIANS 11696 San Vicente Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90049; Luxury Optical Holdings Co. 2651 N. Crimson Canyon Dr. #110, Las Vegas, NV 89128; The business is conducted by: A CORPORATION, registrant(s) has begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein September 16 2013: Glenn Reisch, President: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: May 01, 2014; Published: May 16, 23, 30, June 06 2014 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2014129421 The following is/are doing business as: FARMERS UNDERWRITERS ASSOCIATION 4680 Wilhsire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90010-3807; Farmers Group, Inc. 4680 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90010-3807; The business is conducted by: A CORPORATION, registrant(s) has NOT begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein: Doren E. Hohl, Secretary: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: May 13, 2014; Published: May 23, 30, June 06, 13, 2014 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2014130804 The following is/are doing business as: 1) WILSHIRE CENTER DENTAL GROUP 2) CHILDRENS DENTAL WORLD 3) SMILE BY DESIGN 4) SMILE BY DESIGN DENTAL SPECIALISTS 5) SMILE BY DESIGN ORTHODONTICS 6) WILSHIRE CENTER DENTAL GROUP CHILDRENS DENTAL WORLD 3932 Wilshire Blvd. #100, Los Angeles, CA 90010; Kaplan Gregory D 3932 Wilshire Blvd. #100, Los Angeles, CA 90010; The business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL, registrant(s) has NOT begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein: Kaplan Gregory D: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: May 14, 2014; Published: May 30, June 06, 13, 20, 2014 LACC N/C ––––––
NOTICE— Fictitious name statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of the county clerk. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (See Section 14400, et seq., Business and Professions Code).
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PUBLIC NOTICES NOTICE CALLING FOR BIDS BEVERLY HILLS UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the BEVERLY HILLS UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT of Los Angeles County, California, acting by and through its Governing Board, hereinafter referred to as "District," will receive sealed bids for BID #13-14/014 – REBID HORACE MANN SCHOOL NEW CLASSROOM BUILDING PROJECT at the District Purchasing Department Office, 255 Lasky Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90212, no later than 11:00 AM on Tuesday July 1, 2014. Those bids timely received shall be opened and publicly read aloud. Bids shall be valid for 60 Calendar days after the bid opening date. The project consists of a 60,000 SF new two-story classroom and learning center with approximately 55,000 SF of underground parking and associated site development and landscaping. The project is being built adjacent to an operating and occupied school building. The construction schedule is approximately 19 months long, running from late July 2014 to the end of February, 2016). Pre-Qualification Documents and Bid Contract Documents will be available for prospective bidders and subcontractors beginning on May 27, 2014,. Bidders may obtain a copy of the Pre-Qualification Documents and the Contract Bidding Documents from the District’s Facilities and Planning Department 241 Moreno Drive, Beverly Hills, CA at (310) 551-5100, Ext. 2390 at no cost to the contractor. To the extent required by Public Contract Code Section 20103.7, the District shall also make the Contract Documents available for review at the following plan rooms: • Planwell – C2 Reprographics – www.c2repro.com • FW Dodge Mcgraw Hill – www.construction.com • iSQFT – www.isqft.com • Reed Construction Data – www.reedconstructiondata.com The District is Pre-Qualifying Bidders and certain subcontractors for this project. Prequalification forms are available through the District’s Facilities and Planning Department and are contained in the Bid Contract Documents. No bids will be received or opened from Bidders who have not been pre-qualified as Class B General Contractors through the District’s Pre-Qualification Procedure. All Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing Subcontractors (including C-4, C-7, C-10, C-16, C-20, C-34, C-36, C-38, C-42, C-43, and C-46 licenses) listed by Bidders (Designated Subcontractor List) must be pre-qualified through the District’s PreQualification Procedure. A bid will be non-responsive if any Mechanical, Electrical, and/or Plumbing Subcontractors are submitted that have not been pre-qualified through the District’s Pre-Qualification Procedure. Contractors are encouraged to submit prequalification packages as soon as possible so that they may be notified of prequalification status well in advance. The prequalification packages should be sealed, marked “CONFIDENTIAL PREQUALIFICATION,” and delivered to the following: Beverly Hills Unified School District Purchasing Department, 255 South Lasky Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90212. (310) 551-5100 x 2390. Prequalification packages must be submitted no later than 4:00 PM on Tuesday June 10, 2014. The questionnaire answers and financial statements included in the prequalification packages submitted by contractors are not public records and are not open to public inspection. All such information provided will be kept confidential to the extent permitted by law, although the contents may be disclosed to third parties for the purpose of verification, investigation of substantial allegations, and in the process of any subsequent proceedings. State law requires that the names of contractors applying for prequalification status shall be public records subject to disclosure, and the first page of the questionnaire will be used for that purpose. All questionnaires are scored using a Board of Education rubric, which is available upon request through the Planning and Facilities Department 241 Moreno Drive, Beverly Hills, CA at (310) 551-5100, Ext. 2390. Two “NON-MANDATORY” Pre-Bid Conferences and walk will be held at 10:00 am on Tuesday June 3, 2014 and June 17, 2014, at the Horace Mann School, 8701 Charleville Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211. Attendees must be on time. All attendees will be escorted through the school site by a District Representative. Note that this project will be constructed adjacent to an operating and occupied school. It is highly recommended that prospective bidders and prequalifying subcontractors attend the job walk. Prospective bidders may not visit the Project Site without making arrangements through the Facilities and Planning Department. In accordance with the provisions of California Business and Professions Code Section 7028.15 and Public Contract Code Section 3300, the District requires that the bidder possess the following classification(s) of contractor's license(s) at the time the bid is submitted: CLASS B. Any bidder not so licensed at the time of the bid opening will be rejected as nonresponsive. The last day to submit questions shall be 12:00 pm on Tuesday June 24, 2014. All questions must be submitted in accordance with the procedures set forth in the Information for Bidders. Each bid shall be accompanied by a bid security in the form of cash, a certified or cashier's check or bid bond in an amount not less than ten percent (10%) of the total bid price, payable to the District. Each Bidder is required to be enrolled in the District Owner Controlled Insurance Program (OCIP) known as the SEWUP Program. The District reserves the right to reject any or all bids or to waive any irregularities or informalities in any bids or in the bidding process. The project shall require prevailing wage compliance. The District has obtained from the California Department of Industrial Relations the general prevailing rate of per diem wages in the locality in which this work is to be performed for each craft or type of worker needed for the Project. It shall be mandatory upon the successful bidder to whom the contract is awarded, and upon any subcontractor listed, to pay not less than the said specified rates to all workers employed by them for the Project. No bidder may withdraw any bid for a period of Sixty (60) calendar days after the date set for the opening of bids. Pursuant to Section 22300 of the Public Contract Code, the Agreement will contain provisions permitting the successful bidder to substitute securities for any monies withheld by the District to ensure performance under the Agreement or permitting payment of retentions earned directly into escrow. Award of Contract: The District shall award the Contract for the Project to the lowest responsible prequalified bidder as determined from the base bid alone by the District. The District reserves the right to reject any or all bids or to waive any irregularities or informalities in any bid or in the bidding process. Bid protests, if any, must comply with the requirements set forth in the information for Bidders in order to be timely and considered by the District. Publication Dates: ___May 23, 2014 & May 30, 2014
Trustee Sale No. : 20130202200102 Title Order No.: 02-13036787 FHA/VA/PMI No.: NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 04/21/2008. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. NDEx West, L.L.C., as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 05/05/2008 as Instrument No. 20080786807 of official records in the office of the County Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, State of CALIFORNIA. EXECUTED BY: PAUL GALUPPO, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, CASHIER'S CHECK/CASH EQUIVALENT or other form of payment authorized by California Civil Code 2924h(b), (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States). DATE OF SALE: 06/19/2014 TIME OF SALE: 10:00 AM PLACE OF SALE: BEHIND THE FOUNTAIN LOCATED IN CIVIC CENTER PLAZA, 400 CIVIC CENTER PLAZA, POMONA CA. STREET ADDRESS and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 165 NORTH SWALL DRIVE #105, BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA 90211 APN#: 4335-029108 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, under the terms of said Deed of Trust, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $514,154.38. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in
bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder's office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 916-939-0772 for information regarding the trustee's sale or visit this Internet Web site www.nationwideposting.co m for information regarding the sale of this property, using the file number assigned to this case 20130202200102. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. FOR TRUSTEE SALE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL: NATIONWIDE POSTING & PUBLICATION A DIVISION OF FIRST AMERICAN TITLE INSURANCE COMPANY 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 I N F O R M A T I O N OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. NDEx West, L.L.C. as Trustee Dated: 05/23/2014 NPP0231116 To: BEVERLY HILLS COURIER 05/30/2014, 06/06/2014, 06/13/2014 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME
STATEMENT 2014114236 The following is/are doing business as: THESE ARE FOR YOU 429 S. Hoover St. #2, Los Angeles, CA 90020; Nicholas Harold Swenston 429 S. Hoover St. #2, Los Angeles, CA 90020; Travis Lee Swenston 429 S. Hoover St. #2, Los Angeles, CA 90020; The business is conducted by: A MARRIED COUPLE, registrant(s) has NOT begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein: Nicholas Harold Swenston: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: April 28, 2014; Published: May 23, 30, June 06, 13, 2014 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2014130804 The following is/are doing business as: 1) WILSHIRE CENTER DENTAL GROUP 2) CHILDRENS DENTAL WORLD 3) SMILE BY DESIGN 4) SMILE BY DESIGN DENTAL SPECIALISTS 5) SMILE BY DESIGN ORTHODONTICS 6) WILSHIRE CENTER DENTAL GROUP CHILDRENS DENTAL WORLD 3932 Wilshire Blvd. #100, Los Angeles, CA 90010; Kaplan Gregory D 3932 Wilshire Blvd. #100, Los Angeles, CA 90010; The business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL, registrant(s) has NOT begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein: Kaplan Gregory D: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: May 14, 2014; Published: May 30, June 06, 13, 20, 2014 LACC N/C
We File & Publish DBA’s For More Information Call George: 310.278.1322
NOTICE— Fictitious name statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of the county clerk. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (See Section 14400, et seq., Business and Professions Code).
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CLASSIFI ED INDEX Obituaries .............................................00 Bookkeeping/Accounting ......................01 Announcements....................................02 Mail Boxes............................................03 Lost & Found ........................................04 Personals .............................................05 Phone Cards ........................................06 Legal Services......................................09 Catering ................................................10 Valet Parking Services ..........................12 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 Building Material.................................245 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 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
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 Jewelry ...............................................468 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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Send resume to: Teri Austin, 351 N. Foothill Rd. B.H. CA. 90210
Virtual Office: Starts at $95/MO.
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508 RSF • $2,300/Mo. 1 Large Executive Window Office & 1 Support/ ————— Reception Area. WILSHIRE BLVD RETAIL FRONTAGE Contact: Stan Gerlach & SMALL OFFICE Or: Bryan Dunne *** SUITES *** 310/550-2500 NO NNN All Utilities Included. ————— Must Lease Now! Call 310/237-2977 LUXURY OFFICE Beverly Hills Adj. North of Wilshire $1,500 - $3,700
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2 BED/DEN/2 BATHS $829,500 1,400 sq. ft. Corner South Tower. 270 degree Unobstructed Views 2 Jumbo Balconies Largest Condo in Complex
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VA C A N T COMMERCIAL LAND Clovis (Fresno)
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2,000 SQUARE FEET
from $719,000 SOLD OUT!
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BEVERLY HILLS BRENTWOOD = BRENTWOOD = S A N T A M O N I C A 417 S. Barrington Av. 2600 Virginia Ave. The Carlton 218 S. Tower Dr. : : : : : : : : : : : : • Spacious • 11666 Goshen Ave. •• • • • 3 Bd. + 1 3/ 4 Ba. • ••1 Bd.+1 Ba.•• ( • ) ( • ) ( • ) ( • ) (S) i n g l e • 1 Bdrm. Single : : : : : : +1 Bath • New carpet, stove range, •• •• 1 Bd.+Den+11/2 Ba. : : : : : : : : : : : : dishwasher. Balcony,
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• 310/440-5051 • 310/312-9871 808 4th St. Shopping & Dining in VERY UNIQUE • MUST SEE ** ** * 2 Bd.+2 Ba. * BEVERLY HILLS Brentwood Village * BRENTWOOD * * • • • • • • • • BRENTWOOD • 11640 Kiowa Ave. * * * • 2 Bd.+Den+2 Ba. • 125 N. Barrington Av. Newly Updated Large, Unique & • N E W LY U P D AT E D 1 Bdrm. + 1 Bath Gorgeous. Fireplace, • 1 Bd.+1 Ba. • • • • • • 2 Bdrm. + 2 Bath balcony, dishwasher, • 2 Bd.+2 Ba. intercom entry, • • 2 Bdrm. •••••••• elevator, prkg., pool. + 2 Bath • French doors in bdrm. to • Balcony, dishwasher, • Close to Beach • Upscale, Bright, patio overlooking pool • a/c, heated pool, WiFi, 310/394-7132 Gorgeous & Spacious. • GORGEOUS UNITS • elevator controlled • • • • • 310/531-3992
Gourmet Chef's Kitchen, Granite Counters, Stainless Appliances, Custom Cabinets, Step Down living Rm., Dining Rm, Plantation Shutters, Wood Floors, Master with Large Walk-In Closet; A/C, Security System, Gated Courtyard and Grassy Backyard; BHUSD. Close to Restuarants & Rodeo Drive.
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427 Montana Ave.
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GUESTHOUSES FOR RENT
BEVERLY HILLS GUESTHOUSE 1 Bdrm. • $1,475
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310/722-7506 BLOCKS TO BEVERLY+RODEO
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WESTWOOD 1409 Midvale Ave.
•••• ••• •••• • 1 Bd.+1 Ba. • •• •• • • • • • • WiFi, a/c, intercom entry, laundry facility, elevator, parking, pool.
Central air, large With Pool, balcony, access, on-site laundry, S A N T A M O N I C A SHOPPING & 1 BLK. 2600 Virginia Ave. parking. Close to balcony, pool, elevator, central air, fireplace, TO WESTWOOD PARK. • Spacious • stove, elevator, interBrentwood Village, on-site laundry, 310/478-8616 • 3 B d . + 2 B a . • com entry, prkg. gym. Shops & Restaurants. intercom entry. Appox. 1,100sf. • 310/476-2181 • Patio, dishwasher, 320 N. La Peer Dr. Close to shopping, • 310/826-4889 • WESTWOOD on-site laundry, parking. 1382 Kelton Ave. • 310/246-0290 • dining & schools. Close to school, freeway CLOSE TO 1 B DRM . +1 B ATH & transportation. 11988 Kiowa Ave. B R E N T W O O D ¥ ¥ ¥ ¥ ¥ SHOPS & DINING 310/449-1100 904-908 Granville Av. • • • • • • • • Large Unit • S A N TA M O N I C A 1 Bd.+1 Ba. 2 Bd. + 2 Ba. Dishwasher, In The HEART of ••••••• N o r t h o f W i l s h i r e controlled access, BEV. HILLS TRIANGLE Includes: Large & Bright Unit. • CONDO Qt hUALITY • on-sight laundry 170 N. Crescent Dr. Granite counters, 843 4 St. Fireplace, balcony, Elevator, controlled * * & parking. * * * * * * * * 1* * laundry facility, access, on-site 310/864-0319 1 Bdrm. + 1 Bath 2 Bdrm. +2 /2 Bath subterranean prkg. laundry facility, Balcony, a/c, wet bar, Close to Dining & Shops. * * * * * * * Near Whole Foods. large closets, walk-in balcony, parking. Large & Bright. closet, controlled 310/207-1965 Close to WESTWOOD Pool, a/c, balcony, access, elevator, Brentwood Village, laundry room, parking. 1 0 9 0 5 O h i o A v e . fridge, stove, laundry • B R E N T W O O D • • Shops & Restaurants. Heated pool/gym/sauna. • • rm., prkg., intercom 922 S. Barrington Av. 1 Bd.+1 Ba. •• 310/969-0610 • • 310/826-4889 • • • • 1 Bdrm. +1 Bath • entry, elevator. 4 Blks. to Beach. • Single • C L O S E T O S H O P S Fireplace, balcony, CULVER CITY • • • 2 Bd.+2 Ba. • WEST L.A. & R ESTAURANTS . wet bar, dishwasher, 3830 Vinton Ave. • laundry facility, •• • • 1342 Centinela Ave. Wifi,•Bright, controlled 310/858-8133 • Single • elevator, parking. - 2 Bdrm.+2 Bath access, balcony, • • • Close to shops+dining. • Bright Unit • • BEVERLY HILLS ADJ. • • pool, elevator, • Granite countertops, 310/826-0541 309 S. Sherbourne Dr. Pool, sauna, laundry facility, prkg. balcony, on-site intercom entry, ( • • • ----- • • • ) Close To U.C.L.A. laundry, On-site elevator, on-site parking. Close to 310/477-6856 + + 1 Bd. Den 1 Ba. L O W M O V E - I N ! laundry, parking. transportation. • • • • • • L.A.’S FINEST, MOST • 310/442-8265 • ~ WESTWOOD ~ Good closet space, a/c, LUXURIOUS APT. RENTAL All Utilities Paid. 310/841-2367 elevator, dishwasher, 10992 Ashton Ave. * * * * * * ~ WEST ~ controlled access. Close • L O S A N G E L E S • 1 Bd.+1 Ba. • • “ T h e M i s s i o n ” **CENTURY CITY** 12424 TeXaS Ave. Balcony, intercom to Cedars/shops/trans. 2220 S. Beverly Glen entry, elevator, on• Westwood • • 310/247-8689 • Bachelor • • 1 B d . + 1 B a . • • • 2 Bd. + 2 Ba. • sight laundry, prkg. • • E R Y N I C E U N I T. V Close to UCLA & BRENTWOOD 2nd floor, • • • • • • • Lots of • • Westwood Village . 11730 SUNSET BLVD. Character & Charm ! on-site laundry, • 1 Bd+1 Ba 310/479-8977 • • • • • • NEWLY REMODELED Glass Fireplace covered parking, Newly Remodeled. controlled access. • Jr. Executive • 2 Bd+2 Ba•+Balcony • • • • 310/442-8265 • WESTWOOD • New hrwd. flrs., 1 Bdrm.+1 Bath • 6-Month Lease Avail. 10933 Rochester Ave. granite counters, ••••••• * * * * * * ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Every Extra Luxury : stainless steel appl., Rooftop pool, 1628 Westgate Ave. custom cabinets, granite 2 Bd.+2 Ba. alcove fireplace, deck, central air, countertops, stone entry, fridge, laundry facility, ~ 1 Bd. + 1 Ba. ~ Jr . Executive Bright & Airy. elevator, intercom pool, health club, spa. gated parking, intercom Spacious a/c, fireplace, Dishwasher, • Free WiFi Access • entry, on-sight laundry, entry, WiFi and more. pool, controlled access, Intercom entry, on-sight • Close to UCLA • gym, parking. • 310/552-8064 • 1350 S. MIDVALE AVE. parking, on-sight laundry fac., prkg. • Free WiFi Access • L.A., 90024 Rooftop jacuzzi laundry facility. • Free WiFi Access • ~ 310/476-3824 ~ Contact Mgr.: with panoramic Close to transportation. 310/473-5061
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From The Publisher MARCIA WILSON HOBBS Guest Editorial:
WHY I’M VOTING “NO” TO 10-PERCENT SALARY INCREASES By City Councilmember John Mirisch (Former Mayor of Beverly Hills) Call me Nostradamus. On June 17, the City Council will vote 4-1 in favor of giving a large number of City employees a 10-percent salary increase this year. The increases will apply to a number of groups whose contracts have expired, including the Miscellaneous Employees Association (MEA), our City's largest bargaining units. In the olden days (meaning for all past union contract negotiations), the City council would have voted at our May 20 meeting, and the contract would have been approved. This time, however, thanks to a new procedure we adopted, the council can't vote upon the salary increases until the next meeting. The idea is that these new rules will give the newspapers and public a reasonable chance to digest the information and to comment. The City Council will still vote in favor of the contracts which, over my objections, were negotiated in closed session, and there still may not be a lot of public comment. People have plenty to deal with in their own lives and many average residents just seem disenchanted with all forms of government. Many simply can't bring themselves to get involved. The frustrations aren't worth it, and sometimes people just feel that they simply can't fight City Hall. Of course, nobody should have to fight City Hall. And I get the frustration. In this case, nothing much is really changing. The system is doing what it does best: protecting and perpetuating itself, all at the cost of the residents and businesses. Once again, it's treating us like ATMs. Make no mistake about it: I am in favor doing right by our hard-working employees and providing fair, competitive salaries and benefits. But as anyone who has read The Courier’s recent salary survey knows, our employees already have great salaries and excellent benefits, including a very generous amount of time off. Considering this, a 10-percent raise is simply excessive and unjustifiable. In fairness, the increase needs to be put in context and that is pension contributions. Pension contributions are divided into two components: the employee's share of pension costs and the City's share. In other words, both the employee and City have been expected to contribute to the employees' pension costs Up until now, the City has not only been paying its share of pension costs for the employees. The City has also been paying the employee's share. In other words, up to now, the employees covered by the proposed contract haven't paid a dime towards their own pensions. The recent state law known as PEPRA (Public Employee Pension Reform Act) forbids this practice, and now requires all employees to pay their own share of the pension contributions (with the City, of course, continuing to pay its share). For the bargaining units in question, the employee share is 8-percent of their salaries, while the City share is 16.7-percent for this fiscal year and 17.6-percent for next fiscal year. Yes, the City’s share continues to increase. The 10-percent salary increase means the City will effectively be continuing to pay for the employees' share of pension costs, with 8-percent being called an “offset.” This very much would seem to go against the spirit of PEPRA and it feels like we’re exploiting a loophole to circumvent the law’s intent. Very generously, we are covering the costs the employees now by law would be required to pay. This can hardly be described as a “compromise,” which would be, for example, splitting the costs. Yet again, the City and taxpayers are taking care of the whole shebang. Of course, increased salaries also means increased pensions versus the scenario whereby employees would have paid their portion of their pension costs, as the term “employee share” implies. And even our current generosity isn’t enough. Any and all risk regarding pensions is assumed by the City. Any and all investment shortfalls will have to be made up for by the City, not a dime by the employees. Our current unfunded liability is almost $200 million, with exponential increases a mathematical fact unless and until we make systemic changes. Indeed, the pension issue is the single largest threat to the long-term stability of our state and local governments. The solution to stop the bleeding is fairly simple. Public employee pensions should be transitioned from a defined benefit model, guaranteeing a percentage of an employee’s salary, to a defined contribution model, which would be similar to the 401k-style pensions that almost everyone in the private sector uses. As long as we continue to ignore the long-term interests of the residents and continue to take a “happy wife, happy life” attitude in which we bend over backwards to take care of everything for the employees, there is simply no motivation for them to work with us to achieve sustainable and systemic reforms. Why should they do anything and where is the urgency when we keep ponying up fistfuls of dollars and kicking the can down the road to our children and their children? You may hear from some proponents of this contract, that “It's a step in right direction.” It's not. We’re effectively not moving towards the necessary systemic reforms. While we’ve managed to fix some of the most egregious mistakes from past bargaining agreements, the contract on the table is on balance simply slowing down the pace a bit of our marching in the wrong direction. While that may be better than speeding up the current pace, a step in the wrong direction is still a step in the wrong direction. That’s why I’ll be voting “No” to the 10-percent City employee salary increase on June 17. (P.S. Already agreed upon, our employees are getting an additional 1-percent raise this October.)
Rabbi Jacob Pressman A TIME FOR REMEMBERING THE TEACHERS OF OUR CHILDREN WITH RESPECT AND GRATITUDE May is a wonderful month for birthdays. And this May we celebrate three. Dvorah Colker, Marilyn Hall, and Margie Pressman. Not only do they share the same month, But they also share our affection for one another. We share the same temple, the same interests, and the same group of wonderful long time friends. Somehow May is a lighthearted month with the awareness of the coming of summer. We thank our host Lou Colen for bringing us together for this celebration. ****** Meanwhile, we are now in the season of graduations. From preschool all the way up to doctorates, we are all “moving on.” While in graduations there is a sense of moving on, there is nevertheless a feeling of loss. Of times that will never be again. In my memory bag, I have a sweet recollection of Miss Parkes, my kindergarten teacher. Oh, how I loved that lady! And how sad I was when I “graduated” from her happy kindergarten days to first grade! When came time for me to move on from 6th grade to junior high, this sensitive woman became aware that I did not have a nice suit for the graduation exercises. She took me downtown and bought me a new suit for $10. I have bought new suits since but none touched me as closely as the suit that Miss Parkes bought for me. As you notice, over 80years later, I still remember how much her concern meant to me. It played an enormous part in shaping my future character and taught me how carefully teachers and other authorities must treat their young charges. If it were possible, I would speak to Miss Parkes again and tell her that in a very special way she helped develop my character and my conduct. So to any and all, teachers of young children, I urge you to delicately teach the young souls and trust it to them because it shapes the future adult even as it does the parents. At this season, I urge parents to respect and appreciate how much those early teachers have to do with the character of their offspring.
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
This deserves our attention: “Tunnel boring machine stuck in Seattle.” This was a news article in The Wall Street Journal and other details of this “oops” can be found in a Google search. At some point our residents and, hopefully, the lagal system will take seriously the potential dangers of building a subway tunnel beneath Beverly Hills High School. Modern science and technology are wonderfuly but not fail-safe. This “oops” factor should cause serious concern about potential dangers for our children and their high school. The issue has been and will continue bringing political and legal fire storms. Have we allowed rhetoric, social and political correctness to cloud our sensitivities to the inherent dangers surrounding the MTA’s proposed project under BHHS. Hey folks–our children, our teachers and our school could be at risk and placed in jeopardy because of the “oops” factor. It is common sense–not hysteria–that demands the safety of our children meets the greater need for this community. Gloria Seiff ****** Walking my dog east along Beverly Boulevard, I began to cross Palm Drive. Out of the corner of my eye, I saw an SUV heading toward me and realized it wasn't going to stop. As the car rolled into me, instinct caused me to jump up on the hood--otherwise I would have been dragged under the car. Looking up, I saw the driver facing away, apparently unaware a bleeding man was sprawled across her hood holding a leash attached to a barking dog. I banged on the hood. The car stopped. I jumped off, ran to the driver's side and began shouting questions at her (i.e.--”Didn't you see me crossing in front of you or even see me on your hood?”). My shouting caught the attention of a B.C.P. (Being Civil Patrol), busy posting “be civil” posters on a sleeping homeless person. They had obviously mistaken the sleeper as another “mound of art” plopped on Santa Monica Boulevard by our Fine Arts Commission. Hearing the shouting, the B.C.P. ran over to investigate the situation. As they approached, the driver turned to me and said: “her mother was very sick and might die,” rolled up her window and drove away. There I stood, in the middle of the street, with my mouth wide open in utter disbelief at what had just happened. The B.C.P. awarded me the prestigious medal for “civility beyond the cause of duty.” Robert Block ****** Last year, the school board decided to get rid of all the librarians in the BHUSD. At the same approximate time, Hawthone's 7th grade math teacher left and would not be returning to our district this year. Rather than hiring to fill the position with a math teacher, BHUSD decided to replace this position with a librarian, who's position had been eliminated. Needless to say this experience has been unsatisfactory and frustrating for the some 6th and the 7th grade class and the parents of these students. Hawthorne has the best API scores in the District and we have a parent community that deeply cares about our children's educational experience. Our kids at the very least, deserve to be taught math by a math teacher. As a concerned parent, I ask that bad decisions like this do not Cartoon for The Courier by Janet Salter continue for Hawthorne. Dallia Meshkani
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