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June 20, 2014
Report: ‘Four Active Earthquake Faults In Beverly Hills’ City Signs Off On Report, Kolin Says “Evidence Destroyed”
Active Adult Club volunteers honored for their hard work. 5
100 YEARS OF HORSEPOWER— Horses joined the fray at last Sunday’s annual Father’s Day tradition – the Rodeo Drive C o n c o u r s d’Elegance. Thousands of residents and visitors lined Rodeo Drive to see beautiful, classic cars. For more on the event, see page 4 and for photos, see page 17.
2014 Las Madrinas debutantes were announced this week. 5
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George Christy, Page 6 “Creating A Movie Is Like A Dance In A Small Closet. Everyone Stepping On Each Other’s Toes,” Says Chuck Fries About The Popular 1989 Troop Beverly Hills, Created And Produced By Wife Ava Ostern Fries Editorial from Rabbi Pressman AND MORE
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City Council To View Metro MOU On Tuesday By Matt Lopez Beverly Hills City staff will present a Memorandum of Understanding between the City and Metro for Purple Line Extension construction work at Tuesday’s City Council Study Session. The MOU was announced at a community meeting at La Cienega
Park on Wednesday and will cover the 30-month Utility Relocation work on Phase 1 of the Purple Line Extension. Phase 1 runs from Wilshire/La Brea to Wilshire/La Cienega in Beverly Hills. Assistant City Manager David Lightner said the MOU will cover
CB Richard Ellis Executive VP Laurie Lustig-Bower told The Courier that she was preparing to review all offers on 9900 Wilshire today. "I'm not worried that this is going to be real," she said, minimizing the threat that the site abuts potentially active earthquake faults. "It's probably one of the things that buyers will review during their due diligence."
Blame Gets Passed Around Over Destroyed Samples By Matt Lopez and Victoria Talbot The City of Beverly Hills, the developers of 9900 Wilshire Blvd. and geologists at Geocon West are playing the blame game with a trenching report done for the 9900 Wilshire project. The hot potato being
ward,” Beverly Hills Urban Planner Bill Crouch told the commission in anticipation of the vote. The commission voted 3-0-1 with Chair James Blakeley, III, abstaining. Commissioner Andrea Gardner Apatow was absent. (see ‘WALDORF’ page 7)
passed around is the issue of who is responsible for the “destroyed” coring samples, which were part of the report signed off on by the City that show at least four active faults running through El Rodeo School and numerous homes in the City. (see ‘CORING SAMPLES’ page 8)
Woofstock Returns To La Cienega Park June 29 By Laura Coleman Beverly Hills’ beloved Woofstock returns to La Cienga Park on Sunday, June 29 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. next weekend. The Pet Care Foundation’s biggest animal adoption event promises to have 75 adorable, very adoptable cats and dogs from several organizations all ready to find their forever home. "Woofstock is an amazing event for the community, everyone coming together to celebrate their furry companions, enjoy the beautiful park, and save some animals...Perfect!” said Courier (see ‘WOOFSTOCK,’ page 9)
(see ‘METRO MOU’ page 18)
Waldorf Astoria Design Plans Get The Green Light By Laura Coleman The Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills edged closer to reality on Wednesday when the Architectural Commission gave final approval to the building’s design. “We do feel...that there is enough for a final approval on the architectural concept to move for-
Exclusive: Bids For 9900 Wilshire Due Today
(see ‘EARTHQUAKE FAULTS’ page 18)
FAULTS—Pictured left is the map from Geocon West, which studied the 9900 Wilshire Blvd. project and found four active faults (the red lines on the top left of the map) heading north across Wilshire, directly toward El Rodeo School and numerous homes in the City. The City of Beverly Hills signed off on this report as valid in May.
Snookie is a 4-year-old Lhasa Apso available for adoption now. 4
Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance photos
Beverly Hills. New information indicates that the owner of the former RobinsonsMay department store at Wilshire and Santa Monica Boulevards appears to have played Russian Roulette and may have lost.
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Sean O’Donnell takes over as Beverly Hills Rotary President. 4
By Laura Coleman Well, the secret is out of the bag. Beverly Hills is allegedly riddled with active earthquake faults. Don't be surprised because the City’s General Plan states that our City is home to the Santa Monica, Newport Inglewood, and Hollywood faults which all intersect in
WOOFSTOCK—Salli Sammut poses with this little cutie at the most recent Woofstock at La Cienega Park. A BORN BEAUTY — Dylan Penn, the daughter of Robin Wright and Sean Penn, joined the beauties at Maxim’s Hot 100 Women of 2014 celebration and sneak peek of the future of Maxim Magazine at The Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood. For more photos, see George Christy’s column on page 6.
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NOTICE OF COMMISSION VACANCIES The Beverly Hills City Council is seeking qualified candidates to fill vacancies on the following Commissions: DESIGN REVIEW COMMISSION – One Vacancy FINE ART COMMISSION – One Vacancy Deadline to apply for both Commissions: June 27, 2014
For more information on this Commission posi tions, please visit the City’s website at www.beverlyhills.org or call the City Clerk’s Office at (310) 285-2400. 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 HONORING BRONTE –At the 2014 Backdraft Ball in The Beverly Hilton, former Mayor Les Bronte (right) was honored for his work with the Beverly Hills Firefighters Association. Bronte helped keep the CPR program alive when the City cut the budget for it. The CPR program is a key link to the Beverly Hills Fire Department. Pictured with Bronte are Greg and Ami Barton.
Sean O'Donnell To Take Over Beverly Hills Rotary Presidency From Susan Berk Next Month By Laura Coleman The Rotary Club of Beverly Hills plans to install Sean O’Donnell as its new president next month. O’Donnell, a partner in UBS Financial Services Rodeo Wealth Management Group who joined Rotary in 2001, has been serving as “president elect” throughout Susan Berk’s one-year term as president. “To see the commitment of what Rotary does around the world, it's really an inspiration,” he told The Courier. “I am really excited to continue supporting local charities and funding an international water project that we're working on in Uganda." Under Berk’s leadership, the group began working with RainCatchers, an NGO that provides clean water for children in the developing (see ‘O’DONNELL’ page 16)
Beverly Hills To Hold Hearing On Water Rate Increase By Victoria Talbot The Beverly Hills City Council is holding public hearings July 29 for public input on 2-percent rate increases that are being proposed by the Public Works Commission. The commission is recommending a two percent rate in-
crease, effective September 6, 2014. The reasons given for the increase include, “the present drought and predictions of future such climate issues; investment in new local water sources to increase water (see ‘WATER RATES’ page 16)
SNUGGLE ME–Snookie is a 4year old, pure-bred Lhasa Apso girl. She is 15-pounds of fluffy, sweetness who was dropped off at Shelter Hope by an American Kennel Club breeder who no longer had use for her. Those interested in adopting Snookie may contact ShelterHopePetShop.org at 805-379-3538 or Kira Lorsch at 4Dogs@ RHLGroup.com.
Wally’s Wine & Spirits to Take Over Monsieur Marcel Lease
Susan Berk and Sean O’Donnell
By Victoria Talbot The Beverly Hills City Council approved an amendment that allowed the Strouk Group Inc, dba Monsieur Marcel to turn over its lease to Wally’s Wine & Spirits at a rate of $4 per square foot. Since Dec. 2013, Wally’s Wine & Spirits was approved
to sublease approximately 1,500-square feet of the shop for the sale of wine, beer and champagne. With restaurant sales continuing to slide, the owners requested an amendment assigning the lease over to Wally’s. In June of 2013, Maurice, (see ‘WALLY’S’ page 9)
Rodeo Drive Concours Brings Thousands To Beverly Hills For Father’s Day
Beverly Hills to Become a “No Drone Zone”
By Victoria Talbot The Rodeo Drive Concours was the “A-List” place to be on Father’s Day Sunday. Literally the hottest cars in the world were there. The City of Beverly Hills closed Rodeo Drive and filled the street with the world’s
By Victoria Talbot Beverly Hills Police Department Lt. Lincoln Hoshino told the City Council study session Tuesday that unmanned aerial vehicles are extremely affordable, readily available and equipped with infrared,
most beautiful cars. This year’s theme was “100 Years of Horsepower,” in recognition of the City’s own Centennial Celebration, 100 Years of Beverly Hills. Among the automobiles on display were a superb combi-
nation of rare automobiles and motorcycles at the crossroads of fashion, film and automotive excellence. Concours Chairman Bruce Meyers said that this was, “the most curated show in the Rodeo Drive (see ‘CONCOURS’ page 11)
CENTENNIAL STAMP WINNERS HONORED–Winners Amy Okada and John Paul Puno, Vice Mayor Julian Gold, Councilmember Nancy Krasne, Mayor Lili Bosse, Councilmember Willie Brien, Stamp Committee Co-Chair Annette Saleh, Councilmember John Mirisch, Co-Chair Sue Brucker, Committee member Shirley Arconti and Li Xin and Marc Saleh.
Jewish Community Foundation Cross-Cultural Fest To Include An Event At The Wallis The Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles (jewishfoundationla.org) has announced a $450,000 grant from its Harry and Belle Krupnick Endowment Fund to underwrite a summer-long, area wide collaborative cross-cultural arts festival to foster engagement between cultures
and communities. The slate of events—free of charge to the public—will include ATE9 Dance Company and Omid Walizadeh appearing Sunday, Aug. 24, at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts. This cutting-edge dance and musical performance blends the talents
of Israeli choreographer Danielle Agami with the live, Persian electronic sounds of Omid Walizadeh. The Krupnick Festival of the Arts’ “Voices of L.A.” (www.voicesoflafest.com) is a series of five cross-cultural collaborations, bringing Jewish (see ‘JCF’ page 7)
high definition and night vision cameras and that there is no overriding legislation either nationally or in the state yet to protect personal privacy in the home, the backyard or anywhere else. (see ‘NO DRONES’ page 9)
TENNIS CHAMPS–Bobby and Alan Croll were the Gold Ball winners at the 2014 United States Tennis Association National, Senior, Super Senior, Ultra Senior Father & Son Hard Court Championship at Claremont College last week. In the Super Senior, Ultra Senior Division, fathers must be at least 70. Allan Croll, 75, and Bobby, 35, beat Ray (father) and Brad (son) Freer from Park City, Utah and South Pasadena respectively.
Horace Mann School To Add One New Teacher By Laura Coleman Taking direction from Horace Mann leaders and parents, the Beverly Hills Board of Education voted unanimously to hire an additional 4th grade teacher for the coming academic year. The position, which represents an approximate $100,000 cost to the dis-
trict, including benefits, is considered critical as a result of the number of special needs students at the school. According to Board VP Brian Goldberg, approximately 40 percent of the students who just completed 3rd grade at Horace Mann have an IEP (see ‘HORACE MANN’ page 16)
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LAS MADRINAS DEBS–Las Madrinas announced the 32 families and their daughters will be honored for their service to the Southern California community and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles at the Las Madrinas Debutante Ball on Saturday, Dec. 20. The debutantes, their mothers and their grandmothers were honored at a tea in the home of Megan Hernandez. Sarah Cox, president of Las Madrinas, formally welcomed the families. Others greeting the guests were Marcie Newby, debutante chair; and Priscilla Wright, ball chair. Pictured are (back row from left): Emily Rose Morton, Alexandra Lily Thompson, Fallon Fay McCarthy, Erin Toomey Annick, Emily Lois Woolway, Mary Helen Barry Baggott, Jacqueline Lily Olofson; (middle row, from left): Chandra Gayle Lewis, Sophia Nichol Veje, Elizabeth Love Madden, Eliza Lily McDonough, Avery Vivian Barth, Andrea Julieta Bennett, Veronica Marie Hawley, Lauren Hotung Ketterer, Tristan Teresina Duque; (front row, from left): Caroline Hansen Sanford, Riley Boid Nordstrom, Phoebe Katherine Balson, Mary Carol Poxon, Emma Katherine Molz, Natalie Kay Johnson, Sarah Christine Dickinson, Kathleen Mary Floyd, and Alexandra May Cord. Not pictured were Marielle DesMarais Bagnard, Olivia Rose DiNapoli, Caroline Grace Harvey, Michaela Eloise Heldman, Julia Eden Mathiessen, Claire Monahan Neville, Genevieve Nora Shaw of Beverly Hills. Established in 1933, Las Madrinas was the first affiliate group of Children's Hospital Los Angeles and has been supporting pediatric medicine for 81 years. Donations made in honor of the young women, together with the annual support of members and friends, have enabled Las Madrinas to complete eight major projects at the hospital since 1988. This year Las Madrinas is continuing to honor a $5 million pledge for its eighth endowment, the Las Madrinas Pediatric Simulation Research Laboratory Endowment. Photo by Balfour Photography
Montage Beverly Hills Parq Bar Unveils New Eclectic Seasonal Dining Menu By Laura Coleman Montage Beverly Hills’ Parq Bar unveiled a new allday dining menu featuring seasonal eclectic cuisine just in time for summer. “We purposely focused on combining traditional favorites, like the classic Parq Burger, with a spirited side of
jalapeno and paprika dusted or truffle parmigiano french fries,” Executive Chef Gabriel Ask said. “The baby kale salad is a terrific combination of nontraditionally paired ingredients that complement each other perfectly, including pickled golden raisins, strawberries,
toasted sunflower seeds and pecorino romano cheese,” he added, Other options include sushi, vegetarian and vegan plates, and an array of delectable desserts. For more information visit www.montagehotels.com/beverlyhills/dining/parq-bar.
LA LAWYERS PHIL–Backstage at the 5th LA Lawyers Philharmonic & Legal Voices Concert at Walt Disney Concert Hall are Beverly Hills residents (from left): founderconductor Gary S. Greene, concert producer Debra Marisa Greene Kaiser (BHHS 2001), honoree/composer Richard M. Sherman and Victoria Gordon (BHHS 2011). KFI’s Bill Handel was emcee and actress June Lockhart introduced the title song of the 1943 movie Meet Me In St. Louis. Featured movie scores included were Sherman’s Mary Poppins (50th anniversary), The Wizard Of Oz (75th anniversary), Star Trek (35th anniversary), and Frozen (2014 Oscar-winning song). For information, visit www.LALawyersPhil.org. Photo by Michael Kohan
Beverly Hills Unified School District Attorneys Examine Concerns About New Hire Brad Vincent By Laura Coleman Beverly Hills Unified School District attorneys are looking into concerns raised by a Beverly Hills High School parent in an email about the recent hire of Brad Vincent to head the BHHS Performing Arts Department, a district
source confirmed to The Courier. The email alleges: “There are several alarming things that are easily discoverable online...which, in my view, call into question Brad Vincent’s ability to remain professional and appropriate with children.”
BEVERLY HILLS VOLUNTEER TENURE CLUB INDUCTEES HONORED –Last week the Beverly Hills City Council, City staff and several commissioners honored 188 individuals for providing over 40 hours each in volunteer work at the City’s Active Adult Club, Parks and Recreation centers, City Hall, Public Library and Greystone Mansion. Three individuals (from left) Harold Kaye, Irene Schwartz and Esther Tabak were inducted into the Volunteer Tenure Club for providing such service hours for 10 years or more.
Next Saturday Is Community Day At Whole Foods Beverly Hills On Saturday, June 28 Whole Foods Market Beverly Hills will donate 5-percent of the store’s net sells to support the work of the Friends of Beverly Gardens Park. The group is leading efforts to restore the City landmark, including working on the restoration of the Electric Fountain.
Lili Bosse To Accept Award at U.S. Conference Of Mayors By Victoria Talbot Beverly Hills Mayor Lili Bosse is hitting the road again, this time for a trip to Dallas, Texas for the 82nd U.S. Conference of Mayors annual meeting. This year, Beverly Hills was one of 15 cities recognized for the National Livability Program for the “Embrace Civility” program. Mayor Bosse will be accepting the Conference of Mayors City Livability
Program, sponsored by Waste Management, Inc., celebrating cities that develop programs to enhance resident’s quality of life in urban areas. “I want to congratulate and thank the Human Relations Commission for their outstanding leadership,” said Bosse. “Their civility campaign took on some major issues such as bullying and street safety and wove it together into an (see ‘BOSSE’ page 16)
HONOREE – Jean Rosenblatt (center) with Beverly Hills Board of Education President Noah Margo and Superintendent Gary Woods at the Beverly Hills Unified School District Board of Education meeting on June 12 is honored for her donation.
Among the “alarming things” alleged in the email related to Vincent’s online persona is a link to a video he directed which features a shower scene. Superintendent Gary (see ‘VINCENT’ page 16)
Jean Rosenblatt Honored By BHUSD For Donating 500 Books By Laura Coleman The Beverly Hills Board of Education honored Jean Rosenblatt for her generous donation of 500 books for the “One Book, One City” program. The book The Boys In the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest For Gold At
The 1936 Berlin Olympics, is currently being read by Beverly Hills High School juniors and seniors as part of the district's summer reading program. “The mission is to foster community through (see ‘ROSENBLATT’ page 16)
reating a movie is like a dance in a small closet. Everyone stepping on each other’s toes. A little half-truth here. A small change or correction there. Backing off. Manipulating. All of us trying to keep the production on track and on schedule, without losing that creative flair. Such is the creative process in Hollywood.
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Shelley Long and Ava Ostern Fries with the cast of Troop Beverly Hills
Shelley Long stars in the 1989 Troop Beverly Hills, created and produced by Ava Ostern Fries (at right). The popular film will open the Beverly Hills Film Festival at La Cienega Park on July 11. Admission is free.
how many shoes do you have, Mrs. Marcos?”
he question’s asked of footwear fetishist, Imelda Marcos, the dictator’s wife and grand dame of the Philippines, in the 1989 Troop Beverly Hills spoof starring Shelley Long. A peppy cast of famous faces appears in cameos, and many will be on hand for this free al fresco screening during the Beverly Hills Film Festival.
melda’s 3,000-plus pairs of shoes drew were gossipdriven headlines 25 years ago, and, lately, London newspapers report hundreds have been damaged by “floods, termites and neglect.”
reated and produced by Ava Ostern Fries, the Troop Beverly Hills screening on July 11 at La Cienega Park celebrates the City of Beverly Hills’ 100th anniversary, with Sony Pictures Entertainment joining the supporters. Chuck Fries executive-produced, and predicts a “monster” fun night.
mong the Who and the Who in the film: Shelley’s the about-to-be divorcee from Craig T. Nelson. Anxious to make something of her life, she takes over her daughter’s Wilderness Troop (not unlike our Girl Scouts), and the barmy surprises ensue.
he cameos appear nonstop with Frankie Avalon, Cheech Marin, Carla Gugino, Jenny Lewis (today’s indie rock star), Annette Funicello, Edd Byrnes, Stephanie Beacham, Audra Linley, Kellie Martin, Page 6 | June 20, 2014
Tori Spelling, Kareem AbdulJabar, Ted McGinley, Joyce Brothers, and the infamous Pia Zadora (anyone in their 40s’ may remember her Hollywood Foreign Press “scandalo”).
Among the familiar loca-
tions is the now-gone, classy Giorgio’s on Rodeo Drive, with its couturier women and menswear, high-end billiard table, saloon bar with exclusive Scotches and alcohol. It is now the Louis Vuitton store.
va’s true-to-life anecdotes remain irresistible,” recalls Chuck in a memoir, noting the screenplay is based on Ava’s experiences “when her seven-year-old daughter Cami joined the Beverly Hills Brownie Troop at the Hawthorne School in Beverly Hills.
found herself the Brownie leader. And subsequently the troop leader of the Girl Scouts. She would tell me all the funny things that happened that no other troop ever experienced.
Once the Brownies became Girl Scouts, they discovered they’d get a Beauty Parlor Badge by going to the posh Cristophe Salon on Beverly Drive, and a Jewelry Appraisal Badge by evaluating the jewelry at Cartier on Rodeo Drive.
va recounted these experiences at dinner parties. The listeners laughed and loved them, and we decided Ava should write them down. She knocked off 20 pages overnight. They were so good that I commissioned a $100,000 screenplay.
du Cap during the Cannes Film Festival. He loved the script, and, luck was with us, since he had Shelley Long under contract. Ava wanted Shelley to play her from the get-go. We signed a contract for a film budgeted at $12.5 million that Jerry put up, with Jeff Kanew directing.
al Kanter once quipped: ‘I hope the director reads the script before he rewrites it.’ A joke, yes, but directors not always involved in the development process, arrive to direct, but often insist on changing the material. Without regard for all the thought that went into the process up to the time they come on board.
or weeks, midnight phone calls suggesting changes followed, with our line producer, Peter McGregor Scott, a great politician, standing by everyone’s side.
e’ve been approached by Broadway to consider developing a musical comedy based on Troop. Ava hesitated, but we finally optioned the share of her life’s story held by Columbia Pictures. We are looking forward to Troop The Musical taking off like a rocket.”
or details and admission tickets go to oscars.org or the ticket office of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Beverly Hills. The evening is being produced by The Academy’s Randy Habercamp. Phone number is 310-247-8000. Online at www.bhcourier.com/georgechristy
n agent circulated it to the studios. Returning from a lunch with Disney, Ava sighed that she turned them down. Why? ‘They want Bette Midler for the lead, and I just don’t think she’s right.’
hat spring, we caught up with Jerry Weintraub at the Hotel
n their first camping trip, it rained. What to do? Ava shuttles the young schoolgirls to the Beverly Hills Hotel, where they order room service from their bungalow. Roasting weenies and marshmallows in front of a roaring fire at the bungalow’s fireplaces.
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ing at Coldwater Park to cook hobo stew, a smart-ass Big Daddy, fancying himself a gourmet, arrived with a bottle of vintage wine to spice up the dish and make it more ‘interesting.’ Scandal- izing the National Scouting Representative who secretly stopped by to check out the cookout.
ince its theatrical release in 1989, Troop has gone on to become a smash hit on video for Columbia. The syndication and, later, the Disney Channel exhibition have been phenomenal. Ava and Shelley taped interviews for the 20th Anniversary DVD version of the film.
Angie Everhart arriving at the Pathway To The Cures For Breast Cancer: A Fundraiser Benefiting the Susan G. Komen Foundation at the Santa Monica Airport private hangar
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WALDORF ASTORIA DESIGN GETS GREEN LIGHT (Continued from page 1)
Although the project was approved by the City in 2008, it was predicated on the Architectural Commission giving final approval to the project’s design, landscaping and lighting. Blakely questioned if the commission would be putting itself in jeopardy by giving final approval to a project that lacked a complete set of plans. As part of Wednesday’s approval, the project is subject to three conditions: 1. Any changes to building design and materials require review and approval by the Architectural Commission; 2. Lighting plans and landscape plans must be submitted to the Architectural Commission for review and approval, and; 3. Wednesday’s approval is specific to the final design aesthetic and
JCF FEST COMES TO THE WALLIS (Continued from page 4)
artists together with artmakers from diverse communities across Los Angeles, representing a broad range of ethnicities and cultures. The series will culminate in a daylong festival on Sept. 14, at the historic Wilshire Boulevard Temple showcasing all collaborations, in addition to a wide range of family-friendly programs, activities and food that reflect and celebrate the cultural diversity of Los Angeles. Among the Jewish musical artists scheduled are Wil-Dog Abers of the
building material palate only. The project continues to be governed by the resolutions and ordinances adopted by the City Council. Project spokesperson Marie Garvey said the project would return to the Architectural Commission “in the next couple of months” for the additional approvals. The development team is now preparing to submit construction drawings to the City for permits in anticipation of starting construction later this year, she said. The 9-acre luxury hotel at the corner of Wilshire and Santa Monica Boulevards is being developed through a partnership between a private investor group led by Alagem Capital Group and clients of Guggenheim Partners. Construction on the 12-story, 170-room hotel is currently slated for a 2017 opening. triple-Grammy-winning group Ozomatli, who will perform with bandmate Justin Porée and alternative-R&B singersongwriter Jarell Perry. Established in 1954, the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles is the largest manager of charitable assets and leader-planned giving solutions for the area’s Jewish philanthropists. It currently manages assets of $880 million, ranking it among the 11 largest local foundations. Marvin I. Schotland, president/CEO of the Jewish Community Foundation, said: “The rationale behind Voices of LA is to foster artistic collaborations that lead to powerful exchanges, meaningful dialogues and, potentially, to inspire new alliances across our area.”
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CORING SAMPLES DESTROYED (Continued from page 1)
The trenching report, completed in March by Geocon West, purports that while the 9900 Wilshire project site is clear of active earthquake faults, there are at least four active faults running in a northeasterly direction through the City, going right under the El Rodeo campus. A fifth fault running along that same area, was “activity not determined by this investigation”, meaning the report did not investigate whether the fault was active or not. Dr. Roy Shlemon, a geologist, was contracted by the City to do a peer review of Geocon’s report in May. Shelmon studied Geocon’s report and coring data and his review “accepted” Geocon’s report as being adequate for the 9900 site. When contacted by The Courier, a Geocon representative said, “The core samples were not lost or destroyed,” by Geocon. The representative said that the samples “were disposed of. We review the samples and when that is done, standard practice is to throw them away unless asked to retain them.” Asked if it was Geocon that disposed of the samples the representative said, “We don’t own them.” Pressed, the Geocon representative said that it
was, “Confidential information between the consultant and the client.” Geocon maintains that they did not destroy the samples. “What he does with them his up to him,” said the representative. “Geocon did not dispose of them.” City Manager Jeff Kolin said the decision to destroy the cores was made by either the developer or Geocon and that the City would bring its peer reviewer Dr. Roy Shlemon to Tuesday’s study session to answer questions regarding this. “I would address those kind of questions to Dr. Shlemon, regarding whether he felt the report was complete, if cores should have been preserved and what industry standards are.” Dr. Shlemon was unable to speak to The Courier before deadline. “There is much more information that you should know about, for it seems many of the allegations that you have heard are incorrect,” he said in an email. Former mayor Allen Alexander, attorney for the 9900 Wilshire project, had no comment for The Courier about who authorized the destruction of the cores and why they were destroyed. After numerous roadblocks trying to obtain the coring samples to confirm the results from both Geocon and the peer review, the Beverly Hills Unified
School District went to the City of Beverly Hills. On May 22, the BHUSD asked for the core samples that Geocon and the City had studied to create the report that was signed off on with findings of four active faults running toward El Rodeo. In a letter dated May 30, City Manager Jeff Kolin told BHUSD Superintendent Gary Woods that “the core samples were destroyed.” Because of the removal of the samples, the BHUSD must pay around $250,000 to conduct its own trenching, which has already begun, to attempt to confirm whether or not the report, which BHUSD’s experts believe to be inadequate, is correct. BHUSD consultant Tim Buresh said it was “unheard of” for core samples to be destroyed and that copies are often made and kept. Independent research confirms that often, core sampling is duplicated and one set is sent to the USGS for storage and reference use. Kolin told The Courier he was informed that the samples were destroyed during demolition, when work was being done to “clean up the interior, they were removed because of concerns that some of the asbestos material in the walls got onto the core samples.” That explanation doesn’t sit well with some of the City Council, who demanded the topic be brought back for dis-
cussion next Tuesday at a City Council study session. “That shocks me that we would just accept that.” Councilman John Mirisch told The Courier. “They stored it in a place with asbestos? These are some of the most loony, ridiculous excuses I’ve ever heard. This is the municipal government equivalent of saying ‘My dog ate my homework.’”
BEVERLY HILLS of incompetence that goes directly against the interests of the City and its residents.” Kolin said he believed the City did all it could to assist the BHUSD in its attempt to secure coring data from Geocon, despite objections to the contrary from BHUSD officials. “The City had exchanged e-mails and phone calls with the district and had given a
“These are some of the most loony, ridiculous excuses I’ve ever heard. This is the municipal government equivalent of saying ‘My dog ate my homework.’” ––– Councilman John Mirisch Mirisch said more work should have been done by City staff to attempt to get this pertinent info from the developer. “Why didn’t we ask them to go back and get us the evidence as soon as we found out it had been destroyed? Why didn’t we have them go back and do more coring?” Mirisch said. “No, they just accept it and pass it on. It shows a level
couple of different status reports to the Superintendent,” Kolin said. “We had hoped to complete the report earlier in the year, but additional testing and trenching extended the time frame and it took longer.” To read Geocon’s report, visit www.bhcourier.com.
CONGRATULATIONS—Mayor Bosse congratulates John Bendheim on a successful year as Chairman of the Beverly Hills Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors Wednesday night at Beverly Canon Gardens. Also pictured at Marc Wolf and State Sen. Ted Lieu (DTorrance).
WOOFSTOCK IS JUNE 29 (Continued from page 1)
Chairman Paula Kent Meehan, president of The Pet Care Foundation. The event will feature food
WALLY’S TO TAKE MONSIEUR MARCEL LEASE (Continued from page 4)
Paul and Armand Marciano, founders of the Guess fashion empire, and store co-owner Christian Navarro, purchased Wally’s Wine and Spirits, known for its large wine selection and high-end clientele. The Marcianos are also the owners of Monsieur Marcel. Plans are for Wally’s Vinoteca, a gourmet food and dining establishment that will include some extended hours on weekends. At a meeting of the Beverly Hills Chamber of Commerce on May 15, some merchants raised several objections. Among their complaints was that the City is renting the space for $3 per square foot, considerably below market rate. But the City does not have the right to take the space back and re-lease it. The odd shape of the space and location has made it difficult to lease in the past, and the space was vacant for years at an asking price of $4-6 per square foot. Monsieur Marcel has a binding lease with the City, with eight years remaining on it. The City had the option to “approve or deny the lease amendment. We don’t have the legal option to take the lease out to market or terminate the lease,” said Brenda Lavender, real estate and property manager for the City of Beverly
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Drones are available for as low as $100 retail, such as those on a model plain. In fact, said Hoshino, realtors regularly conduct virtual tours of homes with them. At the request of Councilmember Nancy Krasne, City staff was directed to investigate developing a local ordinance to regulate such eavesdropping equipment in the City limits. “We live in a City of high net worth people who really value privacy,” said Krasne. “Having somebody scope your house with a drone to see who’s home and who isn’t is just a bad news idea. I’m concerned. “I just don’t want it in the hands of somebody with an infrared camera to scope the houses.” Councilmember John Mirisch agreed and wanted to see public safety agencies regulated as well. Privacy issues
June 20, 2014 | Page 9 vendors, retailers, doggie demonstrations, and pet products along with the beautiful park’s many amenities. For more information, visit: www.beverlyhills.org/exploring/woofstock90210.
Hills. The rent was raised to $4, bringing $75,360 more to a total of $301,440 annually. Wally’s Wine & Spirits and Monsieur Marcel are sister companies and Paul and Maurice Marciano are guarantors for the lease. Maurice owns a vineyard, which raised concerns that by law, he cannot have a bar. Vetted by the City it was opined this was not the case. The law makes exceptions for alcoholic beverage retailers who are also “bona fide eating establishments, and the licensing applied for is for a bona fide eating establishment” Another objection was the change in use, a gourmet restaurant and market. “The use isn’t changing,” said Lavender. “It still remains a gourmet shop, with the addition of spirits a full dining experience with lunch and dinner.” It is not a nightclub, she said and there is no age restriction on patrons. Wally’s will perform an extensive remodel with a full lunch and dinner menu. The binding lease with the city and the right to assign the lease to Walley’s is goes with the landlord’s approval, said Lavender. If that were denied, Monsieur Marcel could “create” a Wally’s without landlord approval. “Essentially Monsieur Marcel could operate as Wally’s wine and spirits,” she said. The lease amendment was approved at a rate of $4/square foot. affect everyone, said Mirisch, but the temptation for paparazzi in the City of Beverly Hills is obvious. The technology is still being means tested for the legal challenges, and has many uses in government that are helpful. A Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) advisory “encourages voluntary compliance” to “create a good neighbor environment.“ The FAA has been unable to create regulatory standards that have passed muster with the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). Senate Bill 15 and Assembly Bill 1327 seek to regulate the use and operation of publically and privately operated drones but have not made their way out of committee yet. Councilmember Willie Brien suggested a moratorium on drones of any kind within the City. Vice Mayor Julian Gold also concurred. Staff will return with a proposal for a moratorium within Beverly Hills.
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Interim Safety Measures Will Re-Open Trousdale Construction Sites For Heavy Hauls By Victoria Talbot The moratorium on Trousdale Estates’ heavy haul vehicles will soon be lifted and a hefty burden of new interim regulations will be in place to prevent any more accidents from occurring. The shutdown occurred May 9 following the tragic accident that claimed the life of LAPD Det. Ernest L. Allen Sr., killed when his pickup truck was crushed by a runaway cement truck on Loma Vista Drive. On March 7, LAPD Off. Nicholas Lee died when a runaway truck hauling a skip loader hit his squad car in the same area. Since then, the City has adopted a “Zero Tolerance” stance in regards to traffic safety. To achieve that the City hired the traffic-engineering firm of Fehr & Peers consultants, met with California Highway Patrol experts, residents, and contractors in the area to explore every avenue to prevent accidents in the future. The lengthy lay-off has been costly for many construction crews unable to receive deliveries or haul debris away from sites.
A series of interim measures are being implemented to enable the safe transit of large construction vehicles through the steep and narrow streets. Heavy haul vehicles are those weighing over 26,000 pounds. The interim measures will only allow vehicles up to 50,400-pounds, including cement mixers. Construction managers and general contractors must also submit a plan to the City for the safe operation of construction vehicles. On street parking for construction vehicles, which has created treacherous conditions for resident travel, will be limited to two permitted vehicles. All other vehicles will be parked off-site and workers will be shuttled in. The City has also created designated haul routes for large construction-related vehicles, which limit the amount of time the loaded truck will travel downhill. All such vehicles must have a secondary braking system, such as a “Jake brake.” In addition, to reduce mechanical failures, the City will require additional inspections
on an annual basis for heavy haul vehicles. Trucks will have a maximum 15-mph speed limit. All heavy hauling activity will be limited to weekdays between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 3:15 p.m. to avoid accidents with cars bearing schoolchildren. A 24-hour notice is required for large truck deliveries of weights greater than 26,000-pounds to increase surveillance of heavier vehicles. The City has already begun posting additional signage and will continue to provide additional security. Drivers and construction crews are being educated as to the new requirements. Construction managers and general contractors will be held responsible for any violations of these new measures. Violations will result in a shutdown of the construction site. Permit fees will cover the costs of enforcement. In addition, fines will also be imposed to help recoup the cost of enforcement, including classes, off-site parking, signage, escorts, enforcement equipment and extra personnel. In the city of Los Angeles, megamansion development has made areas such as Bel Air into construction zones unsafe for residents. Los Angeles City Councilman Paul Koretz continues to bristle at the enforcement of existing laws,
leaving residents in a free-forall for developers. Beverly Hills is planning more long-term solutions, meeting with contractors, residents, law enforcement and planning officials to continue to optimize the strategies for Zero Tolerance. These measures are interim measures to allow for the resumption of development in the area. In addition to traffic mitigation procedures, the City of Beverly Hills is identifying specific planning and permit issues, including excavation. The future construction of “basements” to add square footage may be limited to reduce heavy haul vehicles and concrete mixers in the area. The City is also looking at the concentration of construction and possibly staggering permits. Weigh stations may be installed at the entrances and au-
tomatic license plate readers that can determine if heavy haul traffic is entering and leaving within a short time to determine if that is passthrough traffic. The final mitigations will add much to the cost of construction in the hillside area. Mitigation measures will be throughout the City’s hillsides and fines, said Councilmember Julian Gold, “will be the strictest fines allowed by law.” Permanent measures may also include educational programs for violators, City-sponsored truck certification, mandatory monitors for vehicles traveling downhill fullyloaded and the selective use of only those heavy haul contractors approved by the City for having strong safety, maintenance and driver qualifications.
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City Of Beverly Hills Formally Adds Four More Landmarks to Make 21 Properties By Victoria Talbot The Beverly Hills City Council added four properties to be landmarked for a total of 21 historic properties, including Landmark #20, the Beverly Gardens Park; Landmark #21. The Water Treatment Plant #1 (1928) by architects Salisbury, Bradshaw & Taylor, the Helms Estate (1928) by Gordon B. Kaufmann and the Beverly Gardens Apartments (1930). The four additions to the City’s Local Register of Historic Properties demonstrates a breadth of nominations to include the historic parks that define Santa Monica Boulevard, the exquisite Water Treatment Plant that afforded the City its independence from Los Angeles 100 years ago, an excellent example of the Spanish Colonial Revival style of apartment building that characterized
apartment living a century ago in Los Angeles and the home of Paul Helms whose bakery fed the City in the first half of the last century. In March, the City of Beverly Hills was recognized by the L.A. Conservancy (LAC) Preservation Report Card as one of the three “Most Improved Cities” in local preservation. Of 89 cities that the LAC rates, Beverly Hills received the distinction after nearly losing the Kronish House by Richard Neutra in 2011. The Courier’s Marcia Hobbs sounded the alarm, saving the home from demolition and opening the door to future preservation. Now, the Cultural Heritage Commission and Beverly Hills Urban Planner Bill Crouch have added four new properties to the historic preservation roster.
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Barbara Lazaroff To Auction Off Art Objects At Julien’s Gallery By John L. Seitz Works by famed Beverly Hills designer/restaurateur Barbara Lazaroff will be featured at a “Fine & Decorative Art” auction next Thursday (June 26), 4 p.m., in the Julien’s Auctions’ gallery, 9665 Wilshire Blvd. (310-836-1818). Included will be works from Lazaroff’s extensive art collection plus such other items as the original chairs she designed for Spago Beverly Hills. A portion of proceeds will benefit St Vincent Meals on Wheels program. Preview days are being held at the gallery (excluding Sunday) through June 25. The event will include Lazaroff creations originally showcased as décor at her various restaurants including Eureka, Chinois on Main, ObaChine, Granita, and Spago. Also offered will be exceptional
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Concours’ 21-year history.” Maserati was also there to celebrate 100 years of automotive history, pairing up with the City to bring the best in quality and style into focus. The revered auto manufacturer introduced its GT MC Centennial Edition Model and brought along several limited production models to celebrate their own an-
items from her personal art collection. These include a gelatin silver print of “Sie Kommen” ($20,000-$40,000) signed and dated by Helmut Newton. Also up for bid will be a rare printers’ proof by Jim Dine, “The Oil of Gladness” ($10,000-$15,000); a mixed-media print with decoupage accents by James Rosenquist, “Time Door” ($15,000$20,000); pieces by eminent artists Helen Frankenthaler, Jim Lutes, Dale Chihuly, Robert Motherwell, and Andy Warhol. Still more are an assortment of antique beer and liquor posters, a collection of whimsical ceramic vases custom designed by artist Mary Burns, a number of carved Buddhist sculptures, historic Thai narrative paintings and select Asian art pieces and antiques acquired personally by Lazaroff during her many visits to Asia are also included.
niversary. But that wasn’t all; guests and auto enthusiasts were treated to Cars of the Stars, including the Entourage Lincoln, the Beverly Hillbilly’s truck, the horsedrawn Wells Fargo Wagon and cars owned by such celebrities as Tom Mix, Howard Hughes, Fred Astaire and Jean Harlow. Food trucks and vendors lined the streets as car-lovers strolled down Rodeo Drive, giving Dad exactly what he wanted for Father’s Day. See www.bhcourier.com for a full list of winners.
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Aldrovandi Named CHLA Division Apl.de.ap Foundation International Joins Children’s Hospital To Combat Blindness In Filipino Babies Of Infectious Diseases Chief Grace Aldrovandi, M.D., has been named the chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA), effective next month. A board-certified pediatric infectious disease specialist, she has more than 20 years’ experience caring for children with infectious diseases. Aldrovandi has been an investigator at CHLA’s Saban Research Institute since 2003 and leads an internationally recognized research program studying transmission of HIV in breast milk. She is also a professor of Pediatrics, Pathology, and Molecular Microbiology and Immunology at USC’s Keck School of Medicine. CHLA’s Division of Infectious Disease offers inpatient and outpatient care— consulting on more than 400 cases in California each year as well as serving more than 1,000 patients with complex bacterial, fungal and viral infections including toxic shock syndrome, bone and joint infections, meningitis, encephalitis, tuberculosis, viral infections, HIV, and infections that arise in transplant and immunocompro-
mised patients. Within the division, areas of research include meningitis, Kawasaki’s disease, mother-to-child transmission of HIV, development of new antibacterial agents and the management of patients who have undergone bone marrow or organ transplant. Aldrovandi has been involved in studies on breastfeeding and HIV transmission for many years. Her research (see ‘ALDROVANDI,’ page 13)
Black Eyed Peas star Apl.de.ap has announced that his charity, Apl.de.ap Foundation International (ADAFI), will partner with pediatric eye surgeon, Thomas Lee, M.D., and his team in Children’s Hospital Los Angeles’ Vision Center in support of the “Campaign for Filipino Children.” As the foundation’s first healthcare initiative, the campaign will provide a sustainable approach to the diagnosis and treatment of a widespread eye affliction in the Philippines that causes blindness in premature babies. The cause is personal to Apl.de.ap, who was born legally blind to a poor family 30 miles outside metropolitan Manila. Until he was adopted and brought to the United States for eye treatments, his vision challenges brought about difficulties in school, self-esteem problems and often required special assistance. “In a country where there are very few provisions for special education, the prospects for children with visual impairment are quite dismal,” says Apl.de.ap. “This issue is something we have the power and
FIGHTING BLINDNESS —Officials from the Apl.de.ap Foundation International and CHLA accept a $150,000 commitment from WesternUnion.com to fund the Campaign for Filipino Children to address a pediatric disease in the Philippines that causes blindness in babies. From left are: Ted Benito, Sonia Delen, Apl.de.ap, Thomas Lee, MD, and Bobby Fan, WesternUnion.com ‘s director of marketing.
knowledge to address. By partnering with experts in this area, we are not only saving the vision of thousands of children every year, we are vastly improving their chances of a better life.” The preemies are victims of an eye disease called retinopathy of prematurity (ROP), which affects children worldwide. In the Philippines, the condition is both economic and medical in scope: at least 10 percent of all premature births in the
Philippines are caused in part by the relative deficiency of prenatal care available to the poor, and at least 30 percent of those preemies develop ROP. Many Filipino hospitals and physicians lack the training to diagnose the disease, which causes abnormal blood vessel growth from excessive oxygenation, destroying the retina, the eye’s inner most layer. If not treated within 48 hours of diagnosis, the baby will become per(see ‘BLINDNESS,’ page 13)
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On Couples Spicing Up Their Intimate Lives, Compassion For, Disabled, Disfigured Q. What are some everyday ways couples can improve their intimate lives? • Send romantic and sexy text and email messages to each during the day. This can eroticize and turn your partner on. • Take a shower or bath together and fill the bathroom with candle light versus electricity. The visual stimulation, as well as having your partner wash, soap, rub, message, and titillate you is excitatory stuff. 2) Why is it important for couples to have their own lives separate from each other, and how does this help when it comes to intimacy? • No one is attracted to a dependent personality. When individuals develop and nurture their own areas of interest, they meet in the middle as stronger, more attractive and appealing partners. 3) How important is it for partners to communicate with one another in the bedroom? • Women need to get more comfortable asking for their sexual needs and wants to be fulfilled. Men are better at this than women. From generation to generation, this has been a cultural issue. Women are better
Dr. Fran Walfish Answers Your Questions now than they in the 1930s and ‘40s, but you’d be amazed at how many young women are still uncomfortable asking their guy to do specifics. • Men also need to become more comfortable requesting frequency, speed, and the type of sex they want and need. Statistics show that men cheat more frequently than women. They are too quick to look elsewhere if they’re not getting what they need. Why not ask your lady for what you want and preserve fidelity in your relationship? 4) What advice do you have for couples that have fallen into a rut in the bedroom? • Use your fantasies and shut your mouth. Do not share your fantasies with your partner. All telling does is stimulate rivalry, jealousy, and low self-esteem in the other partner. • Put all of your worries in a box, lock the box, and leave it
outside of the bedroom! If she’s worried about the kids she will not have an orgasm. When the stock market goes down so does his erection. Free yourselves to enjoy the moment. Q. Dear Dr. Fran: I just read a story about the little girl who was asked to leave the KFC because her scarred face was “disturbing other customers.” How can we teach our kids compassion and empathy for others, and maybe could you offer a few tips on how to teach them “in the moment” when they see a disabled or disfigured person out in public. Gloria I. A. Dear Gloria: First off, it was wrong and totally inappropriate for the little girl to be “asked” to leave. Not sure if KFC asked, or a customer did. Either way, the disturbed person should have had the option to stay or leave. Indeed, we need to teach our children compassion and empathy. We are not accustomed to accepting difference, especially if it involves visual disfigurement. The likelihood is that if it were an animal, for instance a dog with a disfigurement, it would be less repulsive. The reason is because unconsciously it hits too close—
Poker Tournament, Casino Night Raises Funds For Tower Cancer Research Foundation Beverly Hills-based Tower Cancer Research Foundation’s (TCRF) “Cancer Free Generation” (CFG) held a poker tournament/casino night to “end cancer” at the Sofitel Hotel earlier this month. Celebrities like Jason Alexander attended in “Vegas attire” ranging from cowboy hats to tuxedos and maxi dresses to micro minis. Diamonds, a Cabo vacation and Red Hot Chili Peppers’ autographed guitars were among the items auctioned to raise funds. The ambiance included casino games, a rock soundtrack, and food and drinks. Cancer patients like Irma told of their experiences. The 40-something wife and mother of a 9-year-old explained that she had received chemotherapy the day before the event and another shot a few hours before to raise her white blood count. Her husband made it to the final table, and later lost, but was happy to see funds go to cancer
PLAYING TO END CANCER—The atmosphere at the Tower Cancer Research Foundation's "Cancer Free Generation" Celebrity Poker Tournament. Photo by Tiffany Rose/Getty Images
research. PokerStars donated a $10,000 entrance into the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure Main Event in the Bahamas for the winner. CFG is the young leadership division of TCRF, whose goal is to ensure that the next generation becomes the first cancerfree generation. TCRF vets cancer research
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manently blind. To solve this issue, partnerships will be created with four pilot hospitals in the Philippines. They will also supply retinal imaging systems called RetCams to assist in diagnosis. The campaign estimates that by training at least six to ten medical practitioners in four hospitals approximately 4,380 babies can be saved from blindness cause by retinopathy of prematurity every year.
demonstrated that there was no net benefit to early cessation of breastfeeding to prevent HIV transmission to newborns. This research ultimately resulted in a change in World Health Organization guidelines. She is part of a national consortium that was recently awarded more than $19 million from the NIH National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases for studies that will advance the prevention and treatment of HIV and its
programs to maximize the impact of donor-investors since 1996. TCRF provides grants for clinical trials, cancer research, patient support and community education. TCRF awards annual grants to talented young physician scientists doing cuttingedge bench-to-bedside lab research. For more information, visit www.towercancer.org. complications for infants, children, adolescents, and pregnant/postpartum women. Aldrovandi has chaired national and international studies on HIV pathogenesis within the International Maternal, Pediatric and Adolescent AIDS Clinical Trials Network (IMPAACT) and the Adolescent Trials Network (ATN). Her lab is one of only three funded by IMPAACT Virology to perform assays in support of its clinical trials and develop assays to probe pathogenesis within these trials.
you know, the horrific idea of “what if” it happened to me. Parents need to gently talk with their kids about how a scarred face can happen. Rather than shove frightening traumatic information into the child, it’s best for parents to ask their kids to guess how they think the scar may have occurred. Car accident, fire, gasoline, fist fight...? Parents can tweak their child’s guesses. The key is to open up difficult discussion about hard subjects. This frees your child to
talk openly and feel less scared. Only then can you teach your kids compassion and empathy by asking them to imagine how it would feel to have strangers constantly staring at you and making you feel like an outsider. Help your kids put themselves in that situation to develop more sensitivity, compassion, and empathy for the less fortunate. 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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Berkman Among ‘Young Stars Of Tomorrow’
Joey Luft with his mother Judy Garland. Photo from the Sid Luft Estate
Joey Luft To Share Stories, Songs Of His Star Mother Judy Garland Joey Luft, son of Sid Luft and Judy Garland, will finally give his take on life with his “world’s greatest entertainer” mother in two performances of “Judy Garland In Concert,” next weekend at Fanatic Salon, 38915 Sawtelle Blvd. in Culver City. “This is something my dad always wanted to do,” says Luft. “But he passed away; so we’re doing it now. I think it will be really nice.” The program will start like Garland’s concerts, with an overture comprised of her hits, and feature performances from The Judy Garland Show, interspersed with anecdotes provided by Luft. The selections, from Garland’s 1963-64 show, include Almost Like Being In Love, Do It Again, Come Rain Or Come Shine, After You’ve Gone, By Myself, Over The Rainbow and more in D5 Digital Cinema remastered with 5.1 Dolby Sound. He picked much of the material along with producers res-
ident Philip Sandhaus and John Kimble, a Luft family associate. “They look like they were shot yesterday,” says Kimble. “We’re working to realize Sid’s vision of putting Judy in a theater again.” “I want people to know that she was a gifted performer and phenomenal mother with a great sense of humor,” says Luft. A private person who’s worked as a photographer, drummer, and for a sound company, Luft says now is the time to talk “from the heart about his adventures with his mother.” The program will begin at 7 p.m., Friday and Saturday, June 27-28, with an exhibit of costumes from the Michael Siewert Private Collection and photographs from the Sid Luft Estate. A reception with Luft will follow at 7:30 p.m.; and the screening and Q&A with Luft and Kimble will start at 8 p.m. For tickets, visit www.brownpapertickets.com. For information, visit fanaticsalon. com or call 310-662-2046. — Steve Simmons
Beverly Hills’ Golda Berkman will be among the gifted young music students performing on piano, violin, cello, flute and voice, in the “Young Stars of Tomorrow” concert, “ accompanied by the Dream Orchestra, at 4:30 p.m., Sunday, June 20 in Colburn School’s Zipper Hall, 200 S. Grand. Ave. The concert is presented in collaboration with Dr. Heewon Kwon, piano teacher and faculty member of the Colburn School, Conservatory of Music. Urth Caffé is the sponsor of the event. Suk believes providing young musicians with opportunities, not only helps them achieve Golda Berkman their goals, but also ensures the future of classical music. The program will include an excerpt from Wieniawski’s Violin Concerto No. 2, Faure’s Elegy For Cello and the rarely performed Double Piano Concertos by Mozart and Mendelsohn. Fifteen-year-old Berkman will sing several opera arias. She recently made her professional debut at the Irvine Barclay Theatre and has performed with the LA Opera under the baton of Maestro James Conlon. Berkman also debuted with the Dream Orchestra last April as the soprano soloist in a concert of Mozart’s Requiem. Tickets are $30. Student discounts and group discounts are also available. For more informational, visit www.DreamOrchestra.org.
Tribute Concert To Honor Oldest Woman Veteran The Pointer Sisters will headline a benefit concert honoring California’s oldest living female veteran, 104-year-old Bea Cohen, Sunday, June 29 at
The Saban Theatre, 8440 Wilshire Blvd. “We are truly honored that Bea Cohen is able to attend our benefit event,” says Allan Hoffman, event chair. Cohen served honorably during World War II and is one of the few people still alive who witnessed the beginning of World War I. After the war, Cohen continued to serve by working with Ex-POW and military family services groups and by volunteering her time for the past 68 years. The event opens with a “Red, White and Blue” carpet featuring Karri Turner (Jag), Kevin Dobson (Kojak), James McEachin (Perry Mason), producer Jonathan Flora (Lt. Dan Band documentary), Kate Linder (The Young And The Restless), Lee Purcell (Valley Girl), Mark Valley (Boston Legal) and Jerry
Mathers (Leave It To Beaver). This event is a combined effort in support of the military and veteran heroes of the WLA Veterans Home Support Foundation, The Jewish War Veterans, The GI Film Festival, the NSW Navy Seals Foundation and Beverly Hills Navy League as well as the Wounded Warriors Project. “This is important to the veterans especially at a time where they are not being properly supported” Says Darrin Selnick, chair at the WLA Veterans Home Foundation.” The benefit begins at 6 p.m. with the concert at 8 p.m. Tickets are on sale at http://vetsbenefitconcert.eventbr ite.com. For more information, call 213-765-9033 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
REMEMBRANCE CONCERT—From left: Rabbi David Baron, Adrienne Baron, Curt Lowens and James Blatt at “An International Evening of Music and Remembrance” celebrating the “Voices of Holocaust Survivors” through a performance of Sharon Farber’s Bestemming: Concerto For Cello, Orchestra And Narration last week at the Temple of the Arts’ Saban Theatre. Actor Lowens, a survivor and hero of the Dutch Resistance, was the inspiration for Farber’s work. Photo by Steve Moyer
‘MUSIC UNITES’—Singer/songwriter Natalia Safran hosted the first ever “Salon Series” at her Beverly Hills residence for Music Unites. The evening featured an intimate performance by students from the Music Unites Centennial High School Jazz Ensemble. Music Unites founder/executive director Michelle Edgar (right) developed the program working with the Compton Unified School District high schools. Safran (left) was joined by actor/director David Arquette (center). Also in attendance were My Name Earl actress Nadine Velazquez, Rock Of Ages star Diego Boneta and guest host/Music Unites Ambassador, KIIS-FM’s DJ Skee, who was also honored. Safran’s single Say Goodbye is featured in the recently released film Anna. Photo by Dustin Downing
THAT WOMAN—Best-selling biographer, lecturer and journalist Ann Sebba visited the Beverly Hills Women’s Club to discuss her new book That Woman, about “one of the most reviled women of the 20th century,” Wallis Simpson. “She was accused of being a spy, prostitute, witch and Nazi sympathizer as conspiracy theories about her relationship with the Duke of Windsor grew,” said Sebba. “Wallis was a fascinating and enigmatic American divorcee who nearly became the Queen of England and was one of the most talked about women of her generation.” From left are Jennie McCahey, Royal Oak Foundation program director, Sebba and BHWC VP Jane Dorian,who introduced Sebba. Photos by Maxine Picard
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OUTLOOK B E V E R LY H I L L S OUTLOOK Celebrity Ranch Polo Club will hold its annual Celebrity Cup Polo Tournament, Saturday, June 21 at Will Rogers Equestrian Center, at Will Rogers State Historic Park, 1501 Will Rogers State Park Rd,, Pacific Palisades. Celebrity Ranch’s team will play the Will Rogers Polo Team at 12:20 p.m. and the Hollywood Girls Team will play the Beverly Hills Polo Team at 2 p.m. The $100 donation includes the two matches, a gourmet lunch, wine, champagne and musical entertainment. For tickets and more information, call www.celebrityranchpolo.com. ***** Jouyssance Early Music Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. Nicole Baker, will present Thomas Tallis’ Lamentations of Jeremiah at 8 p.m., Saturday, June 21, at Lutheran Church of The Master, 10931 Santa Monica Blvd. The program is part of series devoted to the music of Tallis and his contemporaries. Lasso, Dunstable, Fayrfax, Dufay, Sheppard and Gesualdo. Tickets are $20; $15 for seniors, students and society members. For more information, call 626-260-8249 or visit www.jouyssance.org. ***** Electro pop sound indie band Strangeheart will kick off the Los Angeles Zoo’s “Roaring Nights” series from 7-10 p.m., Friday, June 27. The evening will feature a DJ dance party, food trucks, bars, pop-up zookeeper talks, animal encounters and visits to the zoo’s new Rainforest Of The Americas
plus other animal habitats. Roaring Nights tickets, which are $18, or $15 for GLAZA members (age 18 and up with valid ID for both price levels), are available at www.lazoo.org/roaringnights/. For more information, call 323-644-6042. ***** Vroom: The Art of the Motorcycle, a new exhibition of motorcycles, parts and accessories, and motorcycle-themed artworks, opens at Forest Lawn Museum on Friday, June 27, 1712 S. Glendale Ave., Glendale. The show will have modern, historic, rare and collectable vintage motorcycles; one-of-a-kind, hand-painted helmets, previously worn by world and national racing champions; painted motorcycle gas tanks and fenders; as well as paintings, sculpture and photographs. The museum is open from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesday-Sunday, and admission and parking are free.For more information, visit www.forestlawn.com, or call 323-340-4792 or 800-204.3131. ***** Emmy-winning actor Gregg Marx will perform Cole Porter Sunday, July 20 at Greystone mansion’s “Cabaret & Coffee” event 3-5 p.m. Tickets are $50, for members and $60 for non-members, including coffee and light refreshments. The event is a presentation of the Friends of Greystone (FOG). For tickets and information, call 310-286-0119 or visit email@example.com.
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independence; mandatory conservation and water efficiencies requirements; increased regulatory compliance (necessitating increased staff); maintaining infrastructure and the reverse osmosis treatment facility and: rate stabilization.” The proposed rate change is for fiscal year 2014-15 a oneyear period. The usual 2-year rate planning was discarded as
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world. “My year as president has been fulfilling and has given me the opportunity to gain valuable experience in the workings of Rotary,” Berk said. Berk said a decision to start having the club’s weekly luncheon at Lawry’s restaurant was among the biggest challenges
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(Individualized Education Program). Due to contract negotiations, the allowable student-toteacher ratio jumps from 20:1 in 3rd grade to 29:1 in 4th
BOSSE GOES TO U.S. MAYORS CONFERENCE (Continued from page 5)
innovative program that truly represents the very heart of our community.” Beverly Hills is among 10 mayors and their cities to receive awards. A first-place and four Outstanding Achievement Awards will be given to cities
ROSENBLATT DONATES 500 BOOKS (Continued from page 5)
readership,” said BHUSD Chief Academic Officer Jennifer Tedford.
VINCENT CAUSES STIR WITH PARENTS (Continued from page 5)
Woods said the district is unable to comment on matters related to personnel. Concurrently, a petition has been circulating to hire An-
BEVERLY HILLS Beverly Hills is developing a 10-year master plan for their water program. A comprehensive “Water Report” regarding the water rates will be available at the office of the City Clerk on or about July 25, indicating the cost to provide water service and anticipated revenue sources to provide water service. Ratepayers can voice their concerns at the meeting July 29 at 7 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, 455 N. Rexford Dr. she faced during her tenure. Until last month, the Rotary had gathered weekly at The Beverly Hills Hotel. Concurrent with the City Council’s resolution condemning the hotel’s owner the Sultan of Brunei in May, Rotary switched the home of its weekly luncheon. “We cannot be a vibrant, active club if a number of our members would no longer attend meetings at the hotel,” she said. grade. In anticipation of the vote, parents spoke before the board on Thursday advocating for the additional hire due to the unique circumstance at Horace Mann, which is known for having the most robust special needs program in the district.
with populations fewer than 100,000 and for cities with more than 100,000. Featured speakers at the event include Maria Shriver and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. The conference is an opportunity for mayors from cities across the entire country to meet and confer on their common challenges, network on issues and share information and policy-making decisions. The Boys In The Boat celebrates the 1936 U.S. men’s Olympic rowing team against the backdrop of the great depression as the American team rows against British aristocrats from Oxford and Cambridge. nie Terry as the BHHS Drama Teacher. Over 100 statements from colleagues, students, alumni and parents have been compiled advocating that Terry be promoted into the position that BHUSD has already filled with Vincent.
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Bruce Meyer, Mayor Lili Bosse,William Delgado and Alan Sherman, presenting California Chrome with Best In NFL On FOX TV Analyst Jay Glazer with Courier Girl Anna Giles. Show. Rob Kouenhoven with Ava, 7 and Telyn, 11 and the Walls Fargo Stagecoach.
Jonathan (11), Caitlin (11) and Larry Coffman
Ralph White gets an official Rodeo Drive Concours program from Courier Girl Jas Sams.
Richard and Alison Purcell
Jackie Eddens, Konnie (7), Kati (4), Kris and Sandy Logan
The Nethercutt Family, Winner Best of Show, the Nethercutt Collection
Ronin (7), Rod, Geraldine and Skye (10) Pingul
Lisa Morgan and dog Renni pose in front of the Beverly Hillbillies truck
Chelsea (11), Kevin, Kieran (18) and Dylan (13) McCann
Andrea Soriani, Director of Marketing Maserati USA
Lee Brown, Winner Steve McQueen Award
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METRO MOU COMES TO COUNCIL TUESDAY (Continued from page 1)
“how the City will be reimbursed, turnaround schedules and many other details on the project” such as noise and traffic mitigation measures. BHUSD consultant Tim Buresh, who was construction chief on Metro’s Red Line, spoke at the meeting on behalf of The Saban Theater and laid out several mitigation measures that he hoped the City would include in the MOU. Among them, are double and triple -pane windows for nearby buildings to help mitigate the loud construction noise from saw cutting and jack hammering. He also said the City should include information on impacts of Wilshire/La Cienega being the “end of the line” for the foreseeable future, especially with the lack of available federal funding available. “They have not dealt with the impacts of (La Cienega) being a terminal station. You get off the train and before you switch to a bus, you have to go to the bathroom. Where do you go? Well, Metro is going to say, ‘We’re not in the bathroom business.’” According to Buresh, construction “can be done right... but certain protections need to be dealt with.” “It needs to deal with the cumulative effect of a decades worth of construction. I’m talking about streets being ripped up and staying that way for years,” Buresh said. Buresh also hoped the MOU deals with parking mitigations and how to draw people back to local businesses that will be effected by the work. Residential use surveys, to study vacancy rates in that
area, should also be included. Buresh suggested the City would be well-served to use MOU’s Metro has successfully crafted with other cities as a model and asked staff to provide him with any copies of those if they exist. Lightner told The Courier that the City did not model its proposed MOU after other MOU’s that Metro has reached with other cities. “The City Council’s direction when they were first talking about it was that (Beverly Hills’) situation is very different from other jurisdictions,” Lightner said. “They tasked the City Attorney’s office with proposing a draft as opposed to marking up one from another jurisdiction.” Wednesday’s meeting, attended by about 25 residents, steered toward a discussion of parking around the eastern area of the City by La Cienega Park. Many residents were concerned about their street parking being taken up during the construction. The City proposed several alternative parking measures that it will ask the council to consider, among them are reopening the La Cienega Park parking structure at night (it’s currently closed overnight) or possibly using an existing commercial building near Wilshire/La Cienega for overnight parking. Another possibility raised by one resident was creating more permit parking on streets where it is not currently available, such as the Le Doux/Stanley area. Lightner said the proposed MOU would include these options and would be presented to the City Council at a study session next Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. Lightner said the council will be asked to take a week to review the MOU and discuss it.
EARTHQUAKE FAULTS ACTIVE IN CITY? (Continued from page 1)
Plans for two condominium towers along with a mixeduse component designed by architect Richard Meier, who did the Getty Center, have been in the works since 2008, following a lengthy approval process. Following the admission by City Manager Jeff Kolin on May 30 that vital core samples said to prove that the site was free of active faults “were destroyed,” the City Council is poised to make the developer prove further that the site is indeed safe to build on. “The whole thing stinks,” Councilmember John Mirisch told The Courier. “It seems like they’re covering something up.” But if further seismic testing turns up an active fault, nothing will be built on the property since the Alquist-Priolo Act of 1972 prohibits development over active faults. The best use of the property may well turn out to be a dog park. Last month City employees signed off on a seismic report from the developer of 9900 Wilshire Boulevard that concludes that not only is the site free of active faults (although it is surrounded by them), but also, up to five active earthquake faults lie underneath project neighbor El Rodeo school and up to one-third of Beverly Hills. The line of faults spreads out under properties running from Whittier and Linden Drives to Sunset Boulevard, allegedly meeting up with the Hollywood fault near Foothill. As a result of that City-approved report by Geocon West Inc., Beverly Hills Unified School District began digging two 3-feet-wide by 15-feetdeep trenches to test for seismic activity at El Rodeo’s play field yesterday. BHUSD engineering consultant Tim Buresh said the cost to prove or disprove or confirm the report through trenching at the El Rodeo campus will exceed $250,000. In order to retrofit the buildings on the 88-yearold K-8 school in preparation for the “Big One,” the district is tasked with showing that the school rests on a fault-free zone. If it turns out El Rodeo does rest atop active faults, Buresh said the California Geological Survey would preclude anyone from even shoring up the buildings. The trenches now being dug at the school under the play field will likely be there for months until a determination can be made. “Our concern is we want the children to be safe. Our concern is that they have to dig under the playground,” El Rodeo PTA Co-President Marjaneh Manavi said. “We're not sure if all this work can be completed by August 11 when
the kids come back.” In anticipation of seismic strengthening at El Rodeo as part of the $334 million Measure E school building bond approved by local voters in 2008, scientists for BHUSD repeatedly asked for and were denied access to the underlying data related to 9900 Wilshire’s investigations, including the core samples. It wasn’t until Kolin sent a letter to BHUSD Superintendent Gary Woods on May 30, 2014 claiming that the vital core samples “were destroyed” that the district was made aware of the alleged destruction of evidence. Subsequently, it was the school district that brought the matter to the City Council’s attention on Tuesday, June 17. "The logical thing one might ask is what are they hiding?" questioned Mirisch, who at Tuesday’s City Council meeting posed the question of whether the Council might strip the project’s approval. In April, the property went on the market for around $300 million. Current owners Joint Treasure International, a Chinese group of investors from Hong Kong that are also the principal owners of the Beverly Wilshire Hotel, purchased the property in 2010 for an alleged $148.3 million. Owner’s representative Michael Kiggen refuses to speak with The Courier. However, on April 23, just hours after a Los Angeles Times article appeared online confirming that CB Richard Ellis Executive Vice President Laurie Lustig Bower had listed the property for sale, Kiggen told a group of El Rodeo parents that the possible sale was a “rumor.” Bower’s impressive sell piece for the 7.95-acre property prophetically promises: “Irreplaceable Location at the Epicenter of the Southern California Lifestyle.” Epicenter indeed! Southern California is known for its earthquake faults. Prominent realtor Michael Libow said he couldn’t even begin to estimate the value of the property if it were determined to be undevelopable. “If you can’t develop that property, why would there be any value to it?” he asked. “Somebody would just be investing money as a landhold without any potential.” Although Buresh said he did not know what would be found on the El Rodeo site, he suspected that 9900 Wilshire was in an active fault zone. "As Eldon [Gath] said in his testimony, 'What an amazing coincidence.' Nature doesn't work that way," Buresh said. Gath is the Earth Consultants International, Inc. geologist who reviewed 9900 Wilshire’s off-site faulting conclusion and on Tuesday informed the City Council that Geocon’s report is “badly flawed.” Buresh said that even if Geocon does provide the
BEVERLY HILLS BHUSD with the photographic record, which they have yet to do, photographs would be insufficient to demonstrate fault activity because a photograph doesn’t show changes in color or chemistry. “Obviously trenching is the most significant thing you can do, it's the highest standard,” Woods said. “As superintendent my goal is to make sure that we have the correct information to make sure that our students and staff are safe." In November 2013, Buresh, accompanied by his attorney, met with Kolin, City Attorney Larry Weiner, geologist Roy Shlemon, and Building Inspection Manager David Yelton to discuss partnering with the U.S. Geological Survey to do a seismograph investigation of the City of Beverly Hills as currently there is no detailed fault map of Beverly Hills. Buresh estimated that the cost to the City, which would need to issue permits for seismograph lines that the USGS would run at its own expense, would be less than $1 million four times the cost of what the BHUSD is paying for the two trenches now being dug at El Rodeo. Buresh said Kolin balked at the offer. Kolin confirmed that he had no plans to initiate a seismic investigation throughout the City. “We instead have each individual major project do a major study,” he said. Kolin told The Courier there was no reason to loop the City Council in on Buresh’s suggestion. "That [Kolin] hasn't gone to Council goes to show me that staff is running amok," Mirisch said. "It's very disturbing." California State Geologist John Parrish has been increasingly vocal about his belief that the Santa Monica and Hollywood faults connect. Currently, there are no Alquist-Priolo mapped active faults inside the City of Beverly Hills. But connecting the two faults on the California Geological Survey could have significantly broader implications. So what this mean for homeowners? At the moment, nothing. Mirisch said the City would only requiring trenching if there was a reasonable belief that properties rested on active faults. “For the most part, clients accept [earthquake faults] as a fact of life because they live in Southern California,” Libow said. The City Council is expected to provide further direction on Tuesday’s upcoming City Council study session as to what future seismic investigations will need to be conducted at 9900 Wilshire. “They’re claiming they're on no faults, but you don't make your case by destroying evidence," Mirisch said.
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Pat Boone Celebrates 80th Birthday With Celebrity Roast, Charity Fundraiser One of America’s best known icons celebrated his 80th birthday with a “Dean Martin Style” red carpet “celebrity roast.” Pat Boone celebrated his career as a singer, actor, entertainer and humanitarian as the target of some witty and funny celebrities who turned out to roast him. Celebrity roasters and guests at The Beverly Hilton included Larry King, Shirley Jones, Norm Crosby, Tom Dreesen, Rich Little, Louise Duart, Debby Boone, Wink Martindale, Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr., Lee and Lou Ferrigno, Rosey Grier, Terry Moore, Michael O’Neil (Extant, CBS, ) Jon Voight, Tessa Ferrer (Gray’s Anatomy), Peter Marshall, Rebecca Holden (Knight Rider), Gavin Macleod, Anne Jeffreys, Chuck McCann, Teri Copley, Judy Tenuta (Comedy Central), Isadora Goreshter (Shameless), Ruta Lee, Emily Capehart (The Pledge), Susan Stafford, Bill Oberst Jr. (Criminal Minds) , Estelle Warren (Planet Of The Apes), Lee Dewyze, (winner of American Idol 2010) Gaius Charles (Gray’s Anatomy), Branden James (runner up of the X-Factor 2011.) Special tributes were by: Mike Love, Stan Lee, Shirley Jones, Marty Ingels, Ray Romano, Carol Burnett and Kathy Lee.
“It was not easy to get him to give in to the spotlight for a big party like this for him. However, knowing that it was a fundraiser for the charity founded after his grandson Ryan’s traumatic brain injury in 2001—Ryan’s Reach— he agreed to be roasted unmercifully,” said Lindy Boone Michaels, Boone’s daughter. Along with this night of comedic ridicule, Debby Boone, Boone’s award-winning recording artist daughter, performed a special birthday set for her father along with a reunion song with all four daughters and his wife Shirley. Boone’s beloved HarleyDavidson was inside the party and auctioned for the charity. The bike went for $22, 500. The entire evening was dedicated to raising funds and awareness of Ryan’s Reach-The Ryan Corbin Foundation. Ryan is Pat and Shirley Boone’s first grandchild and the foundation is named in his honor (Ryan suffered a traumatic brain injury in 2001). The foundation is dedicated to the rehabilitation, retraining and support of individuals who have been devastated by traumatic brain injury (TBI); and the event raised close to $500,000. For more information on the organization, visit www.ryansreach.com.
Rich Little Ryan Corbin with his grandparents Pat and Shirley Boone. The roast benefited Boone’s charity, named in Corbin’s honor. Photos by Maxine Picard
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ICONS ALL–UCLA Longevity Center’s ICON Awards gala at Montage Beverly Hills honored (top photo, from left): Albert and Robin Carnesale, Eva Marie Saint, Randy Newman and Timothy Noonan; (left photo): center director Dr. Gary Small, and Gala CoChairs Patricia Dunn Grey and Dr. Louise Horvitz. Photos by Vince Bucci
The UCLA Longevity Center, a non-profit dedicated to enhancing and extending productive and healthy lives through research and education, honored UCLA Chancellor Emeritus Prof. Albert Carnesale and his wife Robin; singer, composer Randy Newman; Lockton Insurance Brokers President/CEO Timothy J. Noonan; and actress Eva Marie Saint at the 2014 ICON Awards gala at Montage Beverly Hills. Comedian Paul Reiser served as emcee for the 300 guests while jazz guitarist Kenny Burrell’s performance wowed the crowd which
included… Andrew and Bronya Galef; Elizabeth Barbatelli; Gerald and Gail Oppenheimer; Jaclyn Rosenberg; Candy Spelling; and Ruta Lee and Webb Lowe, et al. “The ICONs were created to recognize legendary individuals who serve as role models for healthy and active living,” said Gary Small, MD, director of the center. UCLA Chancellor Gene Block presented the ICON Award for Visionary Leadership in Healthcare to the Carnesales while Newman received his Award for Artistic Excellence by his father-in-law, director Michael Preece. Actor Dan Johnson did the honors to Noonan with the ICON Award for Visionary Leadership in Business and Philanthropy. Oscar/Emmy-winning Eva Marie Saint was given her ICON for Artistic Excellence by Peter Samuelson, producer and cofounder of the Starlight Children’s Foundation. UCLA Longevity Center boardmembers Dr. Louise Horvitz and Patricia Dunn Grey co-chaired. Founded in 1991 as the UCLA Center on Aging, the UCLA Longevity Center, now an essential component of the Jane and Terry Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior and has distinguished itself as a pioneering leader in the field of longevity and aging well. ****** John Varvatos celebrated the 11th Stuart House Benefit, presented by the Chrysler brand, at his L.A. boutique. Hosted by Amy Adams and Darren Le Gallo, Melrose Avenue at Robertson was closed to raise $939,000 for Stuart House–the UCLA Rape Treatment Center’s internationally recognized model program serving sexually abused children. The day treated more than 1,500-guests to an afternoon of luxury shopping, live and silent auctions, great food and funfilled children’s activities in the Hasbro Studios kids’ tent. The event’s emcee, Bill Bellamy, did the live auction and introduced a performance by Willie Nelson & Sons. Dhani Harrison and Paul Hicks of thenewno2 served as the event’s special guest DJs. The event and its host committee members brought together an eclectic ensemble of actors and musicians, including Adrien Grenier, Bob Morley, Cace Cobb, Chad Smith, Christopher Meloni, Courtney Love, Darren Kagasoff, Donald Faison, Eric McCormack, George Kotsiopoulos, Gillian Jacobs, Ian Bohen, James Van Der Beek, Jessica Simpson, Joe Mangianello, Jonathan Sadowksi, KaDee Strickland, Joyce Varvatos, Kat Graham, Keean Johnson, LL Cool J, Lawrence Zarian, Linda Ramone, Melina Kanakaredes, Michael Voltaggio, Morena Baccarin, Natalie Martinez, Rachel Zoe and Rodger Berman, Romany Malco, Thomas Dekker, Ty Pennington, Tyler Hoechlin and Vintage Trouble.
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Frances Allen Desert Roundup If your business schedule doesn’t always permit lunch with your best friend, there is an uniquely Desert experience that will appeal to you. Each year, in the middle of summer, Pegasus Therapeutic Riding and the Humane Society of the Desert present a joint awards gala known as Pets On Parade, and everyone and their pet, whether on two legs, four legs, wings and assorted others are welcome. Now in its 16th SRO year, Pets On Parade will be July 13 in the Grand Ballroom of the Desert Princess Resort in Cathedral City. In addition to a sit-down lunch, prizes will be awarded in numerous categories and your pet need not be present to win. The awards program also features presentation of the Circle of Life Award to a dedicated, local animal rights activist, Lindi Biggi. Among her accomplishments on behalf of animals, she brought 27 dogs from the ravages of Katrina to the Desert, continually holds free spay and neuter clinics in impoverished areas here and is a constant advocate for ID chiping your pets. Forget people watching, the animals on parade are much more interesting. To see if you can obtain any of the last available tickets, call 760-770-0424. ****** For years, the Coachella Valley has been the unquestioned golfing capital of the world. Just ask President Obama who, on three separate occasions during his second term, combined pleasure and the business of state on Rancho Mirage golf courses, solidifying that city’s reputation as the “playground of presidents.” But, as regular readers of this column know, the Desert has far more to offer than trying to get a small, dimpled ball into a seemingly smaller hole. There’s world-class theater and an equally wellknown art museum that has grown in stature and size during the past 75 years since it’s founding. Today, the Palm Springs Art Museum is the largest cultural institution here and encompasses three locations. The 150,000-squarefoot flagship building, designed by architect E. Steward Williams, features a vast permanent collection of modern and contemporary art as well as traditional art of the Americas The museum’s satellite facility in Palm Desert is an 8,400 square-foot, named the Galen after philanthropist Helene Galen, presents changing exhibitions and collections surrounded by a fouracre sculpture garden. The museum’s third facility, known as the Edward Harris Pavilion, is also located in Palm Springs. It be the focus for the museum’s new Architecture and Design Center opening Nov. 9. According to Dr. Stephan Nash, the museum’s retiring executive director, Palm Springs has the world’s greatest concentration of mid-century modern architecture, justifying the ediface’s focus on
WIZO LUNCHEON–On Jerusalem Day, WIZO Los Angeles (Women's International Zionist Organization) held indoor/outdoor beneﬁt luncheon "Celebrate Women," hosted in the Beverly Hills home Dr. Pablo and Eleanor Nankin. More than 130 women were on hand to hear keynote speaker Dr. Uri Resnick, deputy consul of Israel in L.A. WIZO has 19 daycare centers, women's clubs, youth centers, shelters for troubled women and children, and a high school for children at risk in Jerusalem. Pictured (from left): hostess Eleanor Nankin, Sabrina Zamel, co-chairs By John L. Seitz TV pioneer Millicent PenHanna Rubinstein and Miriam Wizman, Ahuva Koren, Debby Amir, and Haya Zamel. ny Bigelow, has died June 17
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BY PATRICK BERRY / EDITED BY WILL SHORTZ
THE NEW YORK TIMES SUNDAY MAGAZINE CROSSWORD PUZZLE
1 Swabby’s need 4 Brainless 11 Cowboy-to-lady address 15 Early teachings 19 Triumphant shout 20 Sucker? 21 Capital with more than 300 lakes within its limits 22 Skirt feature 23 Symbols of happiness Transmissions with colons, dashes and parentheses? 25 Bias 26 Tiny bit 27 Sedgwick of “The Closer” 28 Cartoonist Keane 29 Sun Tzu tome Madame Tussaud’s specialty? 32 Has-___ 34 NC-17 assigner: Abbr. 36 Paper exchanged for coin 37 Poetic tribute 38 “Star Wars” character Where droids go to dry out? 42 Gibbons and siamangs Mountaintop that’s not the very top? 46 Familiar episodes 47 The Phantom of the Opera Online subscriptions: Today’s puzzle and more than 4,000 past puzzles, ANSWERS FOUND nytimes.com/crosswords IN NEXT ($39.95 a year).
49 Wine bottle residue 50 Composer Bartók 51 Gelling agents 52 Antacid ingredient 54 Are able, archaically 55 Caribbean exports 56 Pageant Circumstances that render someone attractive? 59 Climber’s challenge 60 Wedding-gown material 61 Take a load off 62 Abductors in a tabloid story 65 Mohs-scale mineral 67 Hill raiser 68 Hosp. procedure 69 Oxford teachers 71 Bring back on 73 Four-time pro hoops M.V.P. 76 Setting for 76-Down 77 English privy 78 Pine, e.g. Dinosaur that never goes out of style? 81 Like un millonario 82 Black 85 Like some bunnies and hounds 86 “Paranormal Activity” creature 87 Miss, in Meuse: Abbr. 88 “You’re not welcome!” 90 Jewish homeland 91 “Vision Quest” co-star Matthew 92 Studio substitute Squarish bed?
95 Member of a certain 1990s-2000s rock band Censor unhappy with “Family Guy” and “Glee,” maybe? 97 Mo. for campaign surprises 98 Give a piece to 99 [I am SHOCKED!] 101 “Picnic” playwright 102 Children’s song Ignore the rest of the lunch I brought and just eat the fish? 106 Like 107 Warner Bros. cartoon company 111 Aforementioned 112 Italy’s San ___ 113 After-dinner display One way to see a pie’s filling? 117 Trouble-free place 118 Compass tracings 119 Put out 120 Don Ho played it 121 Bruce of “Nebraska” 122 Exam administered qtly. 123 You’ll see a lot of them 124 Struck out, as one letter in each of this puzzle’s theme answers DOWN
1 Costume accessory 2 “I wasn’t expecting that!” 3 Modest poker holding 4 Suffix with mass or dismiss
5 Futon alternatives 6 “It’s only a scratch!” 7 Harlequin ___ (multicolored gem) 8 Odd mannerism 9 High dudgeon 10 Jai alai basket 11 Particle 12 Big holding in Risk 13 Order in the court? 14 Some Latin inscriptions 15 Like 16 Use dynamite on, as a safe 17 Strongholds 18 Studies intently 24 “Love’s ___ Lost” 30 Villain of “2001” 31 Lord’s Prayer starter 33 Years on end 34 Dead storage 35 North or west 38 Dormant Turkish volcano 39 Dependable patron 40 Walk all over 41 Unpopular 1773 legislation 43 “Middlemarch” author 44 With 103-Down, “Hurlyburly” star 45 Tapered off 48 Ringed set 52 Less forgiving 53 “Hard” or “soft” subj. 54 2000 CBS premiere 56 Loudspeaker sound 57 Like some roads and roofs 58 A-listers
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63 Like some poker games 64 Carnival cooler 66 Political commentator Liz 68 Singer/actress Rita 70 Tulsa resident 72 Brown greenery? 73 Dribble 74 Sales employee 75 “Aw, come on!”
at age 90 in her Beverly Hills home after a long illness. Born in New York City, she was a graduate of Hunter College and University of Wisconsin. She worked on a variety shows for CBS-TV as director of talent. She moved to Beverly Hills in 1962 after marrying the late Joe Bigelow, a noted television writer. Bigelow worked as a talent coordinator for Johnny Carson Productions, produced the Hollywood Palace Show, and was one of the founding members of AFI Associates. In 1979, she established an event production business, The Entertainment Connection, and met her soulmate George Djordjevic, an artist, publishing and advertising executive with whom she shared the rest of her life.
89 Non-fuel-efficient vehicles 91 Mosque tower 93 “Can’t Help Lovin’ ___ Man” (“Show Boat” song) 94 Psyche component 96 Fishmonger’s cuts 100 “Funeral Blues” poet 103 See 44-Down
104 Exercise venue, for short 105 At sea 106 Barbera d’___ (red wine) 108 Essence 109 Cook up 110 Kept in sight 114 Ostrich lookalike 115 Caesar on TV 116 QB feats
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PUBLIC NOTICES Trustee Sale No. 650481 Loan No. Title Order No. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE (UNIFIED SALE) YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 01/31/2008. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 07/17/2014 at 10:00AM, First American Title Insurance Company as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded on February 7, 2008 as Document Number 20080229810, which was subsequently modified as referenced in that Memorandum of Second Amendment to Mortgage and Other Loan Documents recorded September 4, 2009 as Document Number 20091362757 of official records in the Office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, California, executed by: G&G-BH Properties LLC, a California limited liability company, as Trustor, California National Bank, as Beneficiary, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States, by cash, a cashier's check drawn by a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state). At: Behind the fountain located in Civic Center Plaza, 400 Civic Center Plaza, Pomona CA, all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County, California describing the real and personal property therein: REAL PROPERTY: LOT 1170, OF TRACT NO. 6380, IN THE CITY OF BEVERLY HILLS, COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES, STATE OF CALIFORNIA, AS PER MAP RECORDED IN BOOK 69, PAGE(S) 11 TO 20 INCLUSIVE OF MAPS, IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY RECORDER OF SAID COUNTY. APN: 4332-001-008 PERSONAL PROPERTY: See Exhibit “A” attached hereto and incorporated by reference herein. Exhibit “A” DESCRIPTION OF PERSONAL PROPERTY AND FIXTURES Initially capitalized terms used but not otherwise defined herein shall have the meanings ascribed to them in the aforementioned Deed of Trust. All of the Trustor’s right, title and interest in and to the following property and all proceeds of such property, which Trustor now owns or may acquire later: (a) all goods and tangible personal property located on the Premises or wherever located if used or useable in connection with the use, operation or occupancy of the Premises, including, without limitation, all appliances, furniture and furnishings, fittings, materials, supplies, equipment, inventory, fixtures and building materials, whether stored on the Premises or elsewhere; (b) all general intangibles relating to design, development, operation, management and
use of the Premises and construction of the Improvements, including, without limitation, (i) all names under which or by which the Premises may at any time be operated or known, all rights to carry on business under any such names or any variant of such names, and all goodwill in any way relating to the Premises, (ii) all permits, licenses, authorizations, variances, land use entitlements, approvals and consents issued or obtained in connection with the construction of the Improvements or the use, occupancy or operation of the Premises, (iii) all rights as a declarant (or its equivalent) under any covenants, conditions and restrictions or other matters of record affecting the Premises, (iv) all materials prepared for filing or filed with any governmental agency and (v) all rights under any contract entered into with contractors, architects, designers, engineers, consultants, managers, brokers and similar persons in connection with the development, design, use, operation, management and construction of the Premises; (c) all architectural drawings, plans, specifications, soil tests and reports, feasibility studies, appraisals, engineering reports, financial analyses and reports and similar materials relating to the Premises; (d) all payment and performance bonds or guarantees relating to the Premises; (e) all reserves, deferred payments, deposits, refunds (including, without limitation, tax, special assessment, bond and insurance refunds), rebates, reimbursements, governmental subsidies, governmentally registered credits (such as emission reduction credits), costs savings, waivers and payments, whether cash or in kind, of any kind relating to the construction, design, development, operation, occupancy, use and disposition of the Premises, and any rights, dividends, interest or other property to which Trustor is now or may later become entitled to receive on account of its interest in any of the foregoing; (f) all proceeds and claims arising on account of any damage to or taking of the Property, including, without limitation, claims under insurance policies, and all causes of action and recoveries for any loss or diminution in the value of the Property; (g) all policies of insurance relating to the Property, irrespective of whether Beneficiary requires Trustor to obtain or maintain such policies, all riders, amendments, renewals, supplements or extensions of such policies; the right to assert, prosecute and settle claims under such policies; the right to receive payments of proceeds of such policies; and all judgments, claims, compensation, awards, settlements and proceeds of or with respect to any of the foregoing; (h) all deposits made with or other security given to utility companies or governmental entities by Trustor with respect to the Premises, and all advance payments of insurance premiums made by Trustor with respect to the Premises; (i) all shares of stock or other evidence of ownership of any part of the Property that is owned by Trustor in common with others, including all water stock relating to the Premises, if any, and all
documents or rights of membership in any owners’ or members’ association or similar group having responsibility for managing or operating any part of the Premises; (j) all sales contracts, escrow agreements, and broker’s agreements concerning the sale of the Property; (k) all of the rents, leases, issues, profits, royalties, income, rights to payment, deposits, receipts and proceeds generated by the use and occupancy of the Property to the extent such are not Rents or otherwise deemed to be real property, and all “accounts” (as defined in the California Uniform Commercial Code) generated from the use and operation of the Property to which Trustor may be entitled, whether now due, past due or to become due; (l) Intentionally Omitted; (m) all deposit accounts or related rights to receive payment from depositories or institutions into which Trustor deposits (i) the Rents, (ii) any other income derived from the Property described under subsection (k) above, (iii) any security deposits or other monies paid to Trustor or Trustor’s property manager whether pursuant to the terms of a Lease or otherwise, (iv) any other amounts described in Sections 1.1 or 1.2 of the Deed of Trust or this Exhibit A and any proceeds of any such amounts, or (v) amounts required by Beneficiary to be deposited or which Trustor agrees to deposit with Beneficiary in connection with the obligations secured by the Deed of Trust; and (n) all proceeds, products and offspring, whether cash, instruments, promissory notes, contract rights or otherwise, of the sale or other disposition of all or any part of the Premises, of the Rents, the Leases, and the personal property described in subsections (a) through (m) and (o) of this Exhibit A. (o) all fixtures; whether any of the foregoing is owned now or acquired later, all accessions, additions, replacement, and substitutions relating to any of the foregoing; all records of any kind relating to any of the foregoing; all proceeds relating to any of the foregoing (including insurance, general intangibles and accounts proceeds); and all of the following additional collateral: (i) all machinery, motors, equipment, materials (including building materials), appliances, and fixtures now or hereafter installed or place on or in the Land (or any building or other Improvements thereon) for the generation and distribution of air, water, heat, electricity, light, fuel or refrigeration or ventilating or air conditioning purposes or for sanitary or drainage purposes or for the exclusion of vermin or insects or for the removal of dust, refuse or garbage, and all elevators, escalators, tracts, ramps, loading platforms, fitting doors, windows, signs, fronts, awnings, window shades, drapery rods and brackets, screens, floor coverings, incinerators, carpeting, all sprinklers and sprinklers equipment, trees, plants, shrubs and other landscaping, and all furniture, fixtures, sinks, stoves, ovens, refrigerators, cabinets, hot water heaters, hoods, vents, ducts, flues, fans, ventilators, panels and other property used in the operation or occupancy of the Land or building and
Improvements, together with all additions to, substitutions for, changes in or replacements of the whole or any part of any or all of said articles of property, and together with all property of the same character that Trustor may hereafter acquire at any time and all proceeds received upon the sale, exchange, collection or other disposition of the foregoing; (ii) all intangible property and rights relating to the Land or the operation thereof, or used in connection therewith, including, but not limited to, all governmental permits relating to construction of the Land, certificates of occupancy, and name rights and goodwill relating to the Land, building and Improvements; (iii) all reserves, deferred payments, deposits, refunds, cost savings and payments of any kind relating to the construction of any Improvements on the Land; (iv) all water stock relating to the Land; (v) all causes of action, claims, compensation and recoveries for any damage, condemnation or taking of the Property, or for any conveyance in lieu thereof, whether direct or consequential, or for any damage or injury to the Property, or for any loss or diminution in value of the Property; (vi) all plans and specifications prepared for construction of building and Improvements on the Land and all studies, data and drawings related thereto, and also all contracts and agreements of the Trustor relating to the aforesaid plans and specifications or to the aforesaid studies, data, drawings or to the construction of building and Improvements on the Land; (vii) all monies on deposit for the payment of real estate taxes or special assessments against the Property or the Land or for the payment of premiums on policies of fire and other hazard insurance covering the Property described herein or the Land; (viii) all proceeds from the sale or transfer of all or any of the Property described herein. The property heretofore described is being sold "as is". The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 435 S. Palm Drive, Beverly Hills, CA. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, if any, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to-wit: $ 2 9 , 8 4 1 , 7 3 8 . 11 (Estimated) Accrued interest and additional advances, if any, will increase this figure prior to sale. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property
is located and more than three months have elapsed since such recordation. 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 visit the website below using the file number assigned to this case. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. For information on sale dates please visit our website at: http://www.ncs.firstam.com /socal/ DATE: 6/17/14 First American Title Insurance Company 4380 La Jolla Village Drive Suite 110 San Diego, CA 92122 (858) 410-2158 David Z. Bark, Foreclosure Trustee NPP0232324 To: BEVERLY HILLS COURIER PUB:
Hills, CA 90212; Eclat Media Enterprises, Inc. 9100 Wilshire Blvd. #225 East Tower, Beverly Hills, CA 90212; The business is conducted by: A CORPORATION, registrant(s) has begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein April 11, 2014: Yvonne Sangudi, Chief Executive Officer: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: June 03, 2014; Published: June 06, 13, 20, 27, 2014 LACC N/C
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2014149565 The following is/are doing business as: LAUREL CANYON TOWNHOMES 31300 Via Colinas #108, Westlake Village, CA 91362; Venture One, LLC 31300 Via Colinas #108, Westlake Village, CA 91362; The business is conducted by: A LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY, registrant(s) has begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein February 08, 2012: Lawrence Levine, Manager: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: June 03, 2014; Published: June 06, 13, 20, 27, 2014 LACC N/C
trant(s) has NOT begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein: Natalia Armonik: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: May 19, 2014; Published: June 13, 20, 27, July 04, 2014 LACC N/C
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2014157972 The following is/are doing business as: KAPE PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO. 6300 Wilshire Blvd. #1590, Los Angeles, CA 90048; Allen H. Weinstock 945 Schumacher Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90048; Judith G. Weinstock 945 Schumacher Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90048; The business is conducted by: A MARRIED COUPLE, registrant(s) has begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein January 1998: Allen H. Weinstock: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: June 10, 2014; Published: June 20, 27, July 04, 11, 2014 LACC N/C
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2014157973 The following is/are doing business as: B2B VENDOR MAGAZINE 269 S. Beverly Dr. #1526, Beverly Hills, CA 90212; Kenny Malloy 269 S. Beverly Dr. #1526, Beverly Hills, CA 90212; Richard Key 269 S. Beverly Dr. #1526, Beverly Hills, CA 90212; The business is conducted by: JOINT VENTURE, registrant(s) has NOT begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein: Kenny Malloy, Co-Owner/Publisher: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: June 10, 2014; Published: June 20, 27, July 04, 11, 2014 LACC N/C
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2014141413 The following is/are doing business as: KYO 9255 W. Sunset Blvd. #600, West Hollywood, CA 90069; KYO Designs, Inc. 9255 Sunset Blvd. #600, West Hollywood, CA 90069; The business is conducted by: A CORPORATION, registrant(s) has NOT begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein: Neha Kapur: Statement is filed with the County of Los ————————— Angeles: May 23, 2014; Published: June 06, 13, 20, 27, FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2014157974 The 2014 LACC N/C is/are doing business as: ————————— following FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME RICK BRUCKER REALTY 2112 STATEMENT 2014144076 The Century Park Ln. #315, Los following is/are doing business as: Angeles, CA 90067; Brucker 1) PACIFIC FINANCIAL 2) WHY Fenix 57 2112 Century Park Ln. CATHOLIC 3) WILLIAM #315, Los Angeles, CA 90067; CHARLES INSURANCE SER- The business is conducted by: A VICES 4) WILLIAM CHARLES CORPORATION, registrant(s) REALTY 5) WILLIAM CHARLES has NOT begun to transact busi& ASSOCIATES 5236 Colodny ness under the name(s) listed Richard Brucker Dr. #101, Agoura Hills, CA 91301; herein: Moran Industries, Inc. 5236 President: Statement is filed with Colodny #101, Agoura Hills, CA the County of Los Angeles: June 91301; The business is conduct- 10, 2014; Published: June 20, 27, ed by: A CORPORATION, regis- July 04, 11, 2014 LACC N/C –––––– trant(s) has begun to transact business under the name(s) list- FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME ed herein April 15, 2014: STATEMENT 2014147558 The William C. Moran, President: following is/are doing business as: Statement is filed with the County BRAVO ZULU MEDIA CONSULof Los Angeles: May 28, 2014; TANTS 1701 San Ysidro Dr., Published: June 06, 13, 20, 27, Beverly Hills, CA 90210; Darry Sragow 1701 San Ysidro Dr., 2014 LACC N/C Hills, CA 90210; The ————————— Beverly FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME business is conducted by: AN STATEMENT 2014147255 The INDIVIDUAL, registrant(s) has following is/are doing business as: NOT begun to transact business HEALTH IS ON THE WAY 8560 under the name(s) listed herein: W. Olympic Blvd. #119, Los Darry Sragow: Statement is filed Angeles, CA 90035; Krystal with the County of Los Angeles: Perkins 8560 W. Olympic Blvd. May 30, 2014; Published: June #119, Los Angeles, CA 90035; 20, 27, July 04, 11, 2014 LACC The business is conducted by: N/C AN INDIVIDUAL, registrant(s) has NOT begun to transact business under the name(s) listed N O T I C E — herein: Krystal Perkins: Statement is filed with the County ————————— of Los Angeles: May 30, 2014; Fictitious name stateFICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME Published: June 13, 20, 27, July ment expires five years STATEMENT 2014149564 The 04, 2014 LACC N/C following is/are doing business as: ————————— from the date it was 1) OPTIX 2) OPTIX EYEWEAR 3) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME OPTIXEYEWEAR 4) OPTIX.EYE- STATEMENT 2014144383 The filed in the office of the WEAR 5) Z OPTIX 6) OPTIC following is/are doing business as: county clerk. A new ficZONE 7) OPTIX ZONE 8) THE ALANI LUXURY BRAND 7037 WATCHFUL EYE 9) OPTIXI- La Tijera Blvd. #A-101, Los titious business name WEAR 10) OPTIXIWEAR.COM Angeles, CA 90045; Miyoshi Y. statement must be filed 11) OPTIXEYEWEAR.COM 2926 Jones 7037 La Tijera Blvd. #AWilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 101, Los Angeles, CA 90045; The before that time. The fil90403; Myoptix 2926 Wilshire business is conducted by: AN Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90403; INDIVIDUAL, registrant(s) has ing of this statement The business is conducted by: A NOT begun to transact business does not of itself CORPORATION, registrant(s) under the name(s) listed herein: has begun to transact business Miyoshi Y. Jones: Statement is authorize the use in this under the name(s) listed herein filed with the County of Los June 15, 1990: Robert Angeles: May 28, 2014; state of a fictitious busiZakheim, President: Statement Published: June 13, 20, 27, July ness name in violation is filed with the County of Los 04, 2014 LACC N/C Angeles: June 03, 2014; ————————— of the rights of another Published: June 06, 13, 20, 27, FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME under federal, state, or 2014 LACC N/C STATEMENT 2014135278 The law (See ————————— following is/are doing business as: common FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME JUST PERFECT 8383 Wilshire Section 14400, et seq., STATEMENT 2014149568 The Blvd. #58, Beverly Hills, CA following is/are doing business as: 90211; Natalia Armonik 1050 N. Business and CREATIVE CREATIONS PUB- Ogden Dr. #5, Los Angeles, CA LISHING GROUP 9100 Wilshire 90046; The business is conduct- Professions Code). Blvd. #225 East Tower, Beverly ed by: AN INDIVIDUAL, regis-
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PUBLIC NOTICES PROJECT 14-40 CITY OF BEVERLY HILLS PROJECT ADMINISTRATION 345 FOOTHILL ROAD BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA 90210 REQUEST FOR PREQUALIFICATION OF BIDDERS AND PREQUALIFICATION INSTRUCTIONS FOR: ROXBURY PARK PLAYGROUND RENOVATION Notice is hereby given that the City of Beverly Hills (“CITY”) has determined that all bidders for the construction of the Roxbury Park Playground Renovation (“Project”), must be pre-qualified prior to submitting a bid on that Project. It is mandatory that all Contractors who intend to submit a bid, fully complete the prequalification questionnaire, provide all materials requested herein, and be approved by the CITY to be on the final qualified Bidders list. Contractor's License: In accordance with provisions of Section 3300 of the California Public Contract Code, the City has determined that the Contractor shall possess a valid California Contractor's License Class A or other appropriate license classification under the State Contracting Code at the time the contract is bid. Failure to possess such license may render the bid non responsive and bar the award of the contract to that non responsive Bidder.
qualified to bid on the Project, and reserves the right to check other sources available. The CITY’s decision will be based on objective evaluation criteria.
inaccurate, the Contractor must immediately notify the CITY and provide updated accurate information in writing, under penalty of perjury.
The CITY reserves the right to adjust, increase, limit, suspend or rescind the prequalification rating based on subsequently learned information. Contractors whose rating changes sufficiently to disqualify them will be notified, and given an opportunity for a hearing consistent with the hearing procedures described below for appealing a prequalification rating.
The CITY reserves the right to waive minor irregularities and omissions in the information contained in the prequalification application submitted, and to make all final determinations. The CITY may also determine at any time that the prequalification process will be suspended for the Project and the Project will be bid without prequalification.
While it is the intent of the prequalification questionnaire and documents required therewith to assist the CITY in determining bidder responsibility prior to bid and to aid the CITY in selecting the lowest responsible bidder, neither the fact of prequalification, nor any prequalification rating, will preclude the CITY from a post-bid consideration and determination of whether a bidder has the quality, fitness, capacity and experience to satisfactorily perform the proposed work, and has demonstrated the requisite trustworthiness.
The prequalification packages should be submitted under seal to the Office of the City Clerk, City of Beverly Hills, 455 North Rexford Drive, Room 290, Beverly Hills, CA 90210. The following should be clearly marked on the outside of the package “CONFIDENTIAL PREQUALIFICATION STATEMENT FOR THE ROXBURY No bid will be accepted PARK PLAYGROUND from a Contractor that RENOVATION” has failed to comply with these require- The prequalification ments. If two or more packages submitted by business entities sub- Contractors are not pubmit a bid as part of a lic records and are not Joint Venture, or open to public inspecexpect to submit a bid tion. All information as part of a Joint provided will be kept Venture, each entity confidential to the extent within the Joint permitted by law. Venture must be sepa- However, the contents rately qualified to bid. may be disclosed to The last date to submit third parties for purpose a fully completed of verification, or investiquestionnaire is 2:00 gation of substantial PM Thursday, June allegations, or in an 26, 2014. Contractors appeal hearing. State are encouraged to law requires that the submit prequalification names of contractors packages as soon as applying for prequalifipossible, so that they cation status shall be may be notified of public records subject to omissions of informa- disclosure, and the first tion to be remedied or page of the questionof their prequalification naire will be used for status in advance of that purpose. the prequalification deadline for this Each questionnaire Project. must be signed under penalty of perjury in the Answers to questions manner designated at contained in the the end of the form, by attached questionnaire an individual who has are required. The CITY the legal authority to will use these docu- bind the Contractor on ments as the basis of whose behalf that perrating Contractors with son is signing. If any respect to whether information provided by each Contractor is a Contractor becomes
Contractors may submit prequalification packages during regular working hours on any day that the offices of the CITY are open. Contractors who submit a complete prequalification package will be notified of their qualification status no later than ten business days after submission of the information. The CITY may refuse to grant prequalification where the requested information and materials are not provided by the due date indicated above. There is no appeal from a refusal for an incomplete or late application, but re-application for a later project is permitted. Neither the closing time for submitting prequalification packages for this Project will be changed in order to accommodate supplementation of incomplete submissions, or late submissions, unless requested by the CITY in its sole discretion. In addition to a contractor’s failure to be prequalified pursuant to the scoring system set forth in the prequalification package, a contractor may be found not prequalified for either omission of or falsification of, any requested information. Where a timely and completed application results in a rating below that necessary to prequalify, an appeal can be made by the unsuccessful Contractor. An appeal is begun by the Contractor delivering notice to the CITY of its appeal of the decision with respect to its prequalification rating, no later than two business days following notification that it is not prequalified. The notice of appeal shall include an address where the Contractor wishes to receive notice of the appeal hearing. Without a timely appeal, the Contractor waives any and all rights to challenge the decision of the CITY, whether by administrative process, judicial process or any other legal process or proceeding.
If the Contractor gives the required notice of appeal, a hearing shall be conducted no earlier than five business days after the CITY’s receipt of the notice of appeal and not later than five business days prior to the date of the Notice Inviting Bids for this Project. Prior to the hearing, the Contractor shall, in writing, be advised of the basis for the City’s pre-qualification determination. The hearing shall be conducted by a panel consisting of three members of the Department of Public Works & Transportation senior management staff (the “Appeals Panel”). The Appeals Panel shall consider any evidence presented by the Contractor, whether or not the evidence is presented in compliance with formal rules of evidence. The Contractor will be given the opportunity to present evidence, information and arguments as to why the Contractor believes it should be pre-qualified. Within one day after the conclusion of the hearing, the Appeals Panel will render a written determination as to whether the Contractor is pre-qualified. It is the intention of the CITY that the date for the submission and opening of bids will not be delayed or postponed to allow for completion of an appeal process. Please contact Julio Guerrero at the Office of Project Administration, at firstname.lastname@example.org for any procedural questions or concerns regarding this project.
————————— APN: 4342-011-022 Property : 9309 Burton Way #B, Beverly Hills, CA 90210 Title Order No. : 730-1304135-70 Trustee Sale No. : 2001-009980F00 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED March 11, 2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On July 11, 2014, Sage Point Lender Services, LLC, as duly appointed Trustee WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, C A S H I E R ' S CHECK/CASH EQUIVALENT drawn on a state or national bank, cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state, or other form of payment authorized by 2924h(b), (Payable at
time of sale in lawful money of the United States). The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to satisfy the obligation secured by said Deed of Trust with interest and late charges 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 undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. All right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and State described as: AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED IN BELOW MENTIONED DEED OF TRUST Executed by: STANLEY J CORWIN, A MARRIED MAN, AS HIS SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY Recorded on March 18, 2005, as Instrument No. 05 0626999, of Official Records, in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, California Date of Sale: July 11, 2014 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: behind the fountain located in Civic Center Plaza, 400 Civic Center Plaza, Pomona CA 91766 The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 9309 BURTON WAY #B, BEVERLY HILLS, CA 90210 APN# 4342-011-022 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 this Notice of Sale is $831,943.16. 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. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to the return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. 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 855-880-6845 or visit this Internet Web site W W W. N AT I O N W I D E POSTING.COM, using the file number assigned to this case 2001009980-F00. 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. Date: June 10, 2014 Sage Point Lender Services, LLC 400 Exchange, Suite 110 Irvine, CA 92602 949265-9940 Brenda Avila FOR TRUSTEE'S SALE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL 855-880-6845 or visit WWW.NATIONWIDEPOSTING.COM SAGE POINT LENDER SERVICES, LLC MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED MAY BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. NPP0232036 To: BEVERLY HILLS COURIER PUB: 06/20/2014, 06/27/2014, 07/04/2014
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2014137028 The following is/are doing business as: ROTELLI CYCLERY 1133 E. 5th Street. Los Angeles, CA 90013; Robert Joseph Rotello 923 E. 3rd. Street #205, Los Angeles, CA 90013; The business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL, registrant(s) has begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein: on May 20, 2014. Robert Joseph Rotello, Owner: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: May 20, 2014; Published: June 6, 13, 20, 27, 2014 LACC N/C ————————— FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2014147892 The
following is/are doing business as: SOLEIL NAILS 8723 W. Pico Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90035; Claire La 8723 W. Pico Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90035; Philip Lam 8723 W. Pico Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90035; Tuong-Mi Lam 8723 W. Pico Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90035; The business is conducted by: CO-PARTNERS, registrant(s) has begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein: on May 20, 2014. Claire La, Partner: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: June 2, 2014; Published: June 6, 13, 20, 27, 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
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2014149566 The following is/are doing business as: LEMONADE LIVE LEADS 9911 W. Pico Blvd. #1200, Los Angeles, CA 90035; Call Delivery Systems, LLC 9911 W. Pico Blvd. #1200, Los Angeles, CA 90035; The business is conducted by: A LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY, registrant(s) has NOT begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein: Scott Richards, President: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: June 03, 2014; Published: June 06, 13, 20, 27, 2014 LACC N/C
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2014149563 The following is/are doing business as: CONNECTING CHILDREN TO ART IN NATURE, INC. 1243 S. La Cienega Blvd. #4, Los Angeles, CA 90035; Connecting Children To Art in Nature, Inc. 1243 S. La Cienega Blvd. #4, Los Angeles, CA 90035; The business is conducted by: A CORPORATION, registrant(s) has NOT begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein: Sylvette C. Frazier, CEO: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: June 03, 2014; Published: June 06, 13, 20, 27, 2014 LACC N/C
N O T I C E — 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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—————–––– —————–––– B E V E R L Y H I L L S 100 S. DOHENY 412 N. OAKHURST DR.
Carpet balcony w/ views, fireplace, private jacuzzi, a/c, elevator, laundry, secured bldg.+ prkg. Water paid.
$1,495/Month By Appointment Only:
1 BDRM., 11/2 BATH. ~ Luxury Large ~ 24-hr. security, swimming 2 Bd.+Den+2 Ba. pool, tennis court, gym, BEVERLY HILLS Dining rm., appliances, 2,000 SQ Ft 4th floor. room view, washer/dryer in unit, 3 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath wet bar, balcony, central upgraded. High-rise bldg. Condo Next to 4-Season’s Hotel. air, walk-in closet, Wet bar, balcony, 2 fireplaces, pool, 2-parking. No pets. $2,475/MO jacuzzi, recreation $3,100/Month Call 310/892-4166 room, double garage. Robert: 310/403-6812 or 323/653-3862 call 310/722-6618
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BEVERLY HILLS BEVERLY HILLS BRENTWOOD **CENTURY CITY** W E S T L . A . WESTWOOD The Carlton • • • • • • • • 218 S. Tower Dr. 2220 S. Beverly Glen 1342 Centinela Ave. 1382 Kelton Ave. • • • 1 Bd.+1 Ba.
• • 2 Bd.+2 Ba. •
• • • • 1 Bd.+1 Ba. • •
11666 Goshen Ave.
( • ) ( • ) ( • )( • ) ( )
• • 1 Bd. +1 Ba. • • • • • L o t s o f • • •
- 2 Bdrm.+2 Bath
• MIRACLE MILE • 615 S. Cochran Ave.
1 B DRM . +1 B ATH SINGLE ¥ ¥ ¥ ¥ ¥
• Bright Unit • Old World Charm ! Granite countertops, Bright, intercom entry, Single+Loft+1 Ba. Character & Charm ! balcony, on-site • Large Unit • French doors in bdrm. to • fridge, stove, laundry fac. Glass Fireplace 1 C LOSE TO RESTAURANTS 2 Ba. 1 Bd.+Den+1 / laundry, On-site Dishwasher, patio overlooking pool • Newly Remodeled. & SHOPPING . (•)(•)(•)(•)(•) parking. Close to controlled access, • GORGEOUS UNITS • 310/531-3992 New hrwd. flrs., WiFi, central air/heat, transportation. on-sight laundry Central air, large granite counters, & parking. fireplace, patio, balcony, pool, elevator, stainless steel appl., • 310/442-8265 • BEVERLY HILLS ADJ. controlled access, 310/864-0319 on-site laundry, alcove fireplace, 309 S. Sherbourne Dr. intercom entry. ~ WEST ~ Close to Dining & Shops. pool, elevator, parking, fridge, laundry facility, ( • • • ----- • • • ) 320 N. La Peer Dr. gated parking, intercom L O S A N G E L E S laundry facility. • 310/246-0290 • 1 Bd. + Den + 1 Ba. entry, WiFi and more. 12424 TeXaS Ave. • WESTWOOD • 310/312-9871 CLOSE TO • 310/552-8064 • • 2 Bd. + 2 Ba. • • • • • • • 10933 Rochester Ave. S H O P S & D I N I N G Good closet space, a/c, Shopping & Dining in Rooftop jacuzzi ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ V E R Y N I C E U N I T. Brentwood Village elevator, dishwasher, with panoramic 2nd floor, 2 Bd.+2 Ba. city views. In The HEART of controlled access. Close on-site laundry, Jr . Executive to Cedars/shops/trans. • BRENTWOOD • BEV. HILLS TRIANGLE 310/247-8689 125 N. Barrington Av. S A N T A M O N I C A covered parking, Spacious a/c, fireplace, controlled access. pool, controlled access, 170 N. Crescent Dr. 2600 Virginia Ave. N E W LY U P D AT E D 310/442-8265 laundry fac., prkg. * * BRENTWOOD • Spacious • *
Large & Bright Unit. Pool, a/c, balcony, Elevator, controlled access, on-site fridge, stove, laundry laundry facility, rm., prkg., intercom balcony, parking. Close to entry, elevator. Brentwood Village, CLOSE TO SHOPS Shops & Restaurants.
& R ESTAURANTS . 310/858-8133
• 310/826-4889 •
904-908 Granville Av.
Gorgeous & Spacious. Close to school, freeway 1 Bd. +1 Ba. • • • • • & transportation. 2 Bd. +2 Ba. 310/449-1100 With Pool, balcony, • • • • • central air, fireplace, WiFi, pool, elevator, stove, elevator, inter- SANTA MONICA controlled access, on808 4th St. com entry, prkg. gym. * * * sight laundry, parking. * • 310/476-2181 • * * Close to U.C.L.A. + Close to shopping, * 2 Bd. 2 Ba. * 310/473-1509 * * dining & schools. * * Large, Unique & WESTWOOD • B R E N T W O O D • Gorgeous. Fireplace, 1409 Midvale Ave. 922 S. Barrington Av. balcony, dishwasher, • • • • • • • • • • • intercom entry, • 2 Bd. + 2 Ba. • • 1 Bdrm. +1 Bath • elevator, prkg., pool. •• • Fireplace, balcony, • 1 Bd.+1 Ba. •• • Close to Beach • • • • • • • wet bar, dishwasher, 310/394-7132 WiFi, a/c, intercom laundry facility, elevator, parking. W E S T L . A . entry, laundry facility, Close to shops+dining. 1342 Centinela Ave. elevator, parking, pool.
————–––– —————–––– — B R E N T W O O D —————–––– 443 S. Oakhurst Dr.
• 2 Bd. + 2 Ba. • • • • • • • • • • • • • BRIGHT & S PACIOUS BEVERLY HILLS LIVING. Balcony, dishwasher, elevator, intercom entry, on-site laundry, parking. P LEASE C ALL :
—————–––– LOW MOVE - IN ! L.A.’S FINEST, MOST LUXURIOUS APT. RENTAL
* * * * * * “The Mission ” • Westwood • • • • • •
1 Bd.+1 Ba. Includes: Granite counters, Fireplace, balcony, laundry facility, subterranean prkg. Near Whole Foods.
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• • • • •
* * * * * *
Every Extra Luxury: custom cabinets, granite countertops, stone entry, pool, health club, spa.
BRENTWOOD 11640 Kiowa Ave.
•••••••• pool, laundry facility, Balcony, dishwasher, controlled access, prkg. a/c, heated pool, WiFi, Close to Brentwood Village. elevator controlled • 310/440-5051 • access, on-site laundry, VERY UNIQUE • MUST SEE parking. Close to Brentwood Village, B R E N T W O O D Shops & Restaurants.
—————–––– 11730 SUNSET BLVD.
• • • • • • NEWLY REMODELED
• 310/826-4889 •
• Jr. Executive —————–––– •
- 2 Bdrm.+2 Bath CLOSE TO U.C.L.A., - 1 Bdrm.+1 Bath SHOPPING & 1 BLK. TO WESTWOOD PARK. • Bright Unit • Granite countertops, 310/478-8616 balcony, on-site laundry, On-site parking. Close to transportation.
323/919-4800 Close to Museums, Grove & Restaurants.
—————–––– * HOLLYWOOD *
1134 N. SYCAMORE AV. • 1 Bdrm.+1 Bath
* * * * *
HOLLYWOOD —————–––– 1769-1775 • WESTWOOD •
N. Sycamore Av. 550 Veteran Ave. • Single ••••• • Bachelor • 2 Bd.+2 Ba. Controlled access, • 1 Bd.+1 Ba. laundry facility. Utilities Included. • Single ••••• 323/851-3790 Very spacious, Close to Everything. granite counters, microwave, intercom H O L L Y W O O D entry, on-sight laun- 1769-1775 N. Sycamore Av. dry, parking & WiFi. • Single Very close to UCLA & Westwood Village. • B a c h e l o r Controlled access, 310/208-5166
laundry facility. Utilities Included.
1422-1428 Kelton Av.
Close to Everything.
• WESTWOOD • Spacious 2 Bd. + 2 Ba. 1 Bd. + 1 Ba. Single
• LAFAYETTE PARK • 274 LAFAYETTE PARK PL. • 1 Bdrm.+1 Bath
Hardwood floors, Granite counter tops, stainW E S T W O O D dishwasher, controlled less steel appliances, 10905 Ohio Ave. access, on-site air conditioned, new • • laundry & parking. • • • 310/442-8265 • 1 Bd.+1 Ba. • C LOSE TO U.C.L.A. hrwd. flrs., designer • •• finishes, balcony, ceiling Single • 310/864-0319 • WEST L.A. fan, elevator, controlled 12333 TeXaS Ave. • • 2 Bd.+2 Ba. • • access. Fitness ctr, yoga •• • WILSHIRE ∞ ∞ ∞ • ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ Wifi, Bright, controlled C O R R I D O R room, wi-fi, skyview 1 Bdrm. + 1 Bath lounge w/ outdoor fireaccess, balcony, 10530-10540 ∞∞∞∞∞∞∞ place, laundry facilities. pool, elevator, Wilshire Bl. Granite counters, dishEasy freeway access washer, balcony, stove, laundry facility, prkg. ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ 213/382-1021 intercom-entry, on-site Close To U.C.L.A. • S i n g l e • 310/477-6856 laundry, parking. • 1 Bd. + 1 Ba. •
• 2 Bd. + 1 Ba. •
401 S. HOOVER St.
~ WESTWOOD ~ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ • • • • • • • • 3830 Vinton Ave. • • • • • • ~ WEST L.A. ~ Luxury Living • Single • Rooftop pool, 10992 Ashton Ave. • 1 Bd.+1 1675 Colby Ave. with valet, • • • deck, central air, *** • • • • 2 Bd.+2 lush garden • • • • 1 Bd.+1 Ba. • *** elevator, intercom 2 Bd.+2 Ba. Balcony, intercom surrounding pool, Pool, sauna, • • • • •
• Close to UCLA •
entry, on-sight laundry, gym, parking.
1350 S. MIDVALE AVE. L.A., 90024 Contact Mgr.:
~ 310/476-3824 ~
• 310/864-0319 •
BRENTWOOD & U.C.L.A. CLOSE
• Free WiFi Access •
: : : : : : +1 Bath • Newly Updated : : : : : : : : : : : : 1 Bdrm. + 1 Bath 2 Bdrm. + 2 Bath Hardwood floors,
• 1 Bd+1 Ba • 2 Bd+2 Ba+Balcony 1 Bdrm.+1 Bath 6-Month Lease Avail.
—————–––– 417 S. Barrington Av.
= BRENTWOOD =
Controlled access, on-sight laundry, a/c unit, kitchenette.
Newly Remodeled Great Views Great views, controlled access, balcony, elevator, lrg. pool, prkg, on-sight laundry. H IKING IN R UNYON C ANYON , H OLLYWOOD • Free WiFi Access • B OWL /N IGHTLIFE .
* * * * * • • • • • • 3 Bd.+2 Ba. • 2 Bdrm. +2 Bath 11988 Kiowa Ave. • 2 Bdrm.+ 2 Bath • W E S T W O O D 310/473-5061 Appox. 1,100sf. • • • • • • • 1 Bdrm.+ 1 Bath • Patio, dishwasher, 1380 Midvale Ave. Close To U.C.L.A. * * * * * * * 2 Bd. + 2 Ba. • Upscale, Bright, on-site laundry, parking. • Large & Bright. • • • • • • • • • • • •
Newly Remodeled • Single •
• Free WiFi Access •
• • • Ba. Ba. • • •
Spacious & Bright. entry, elevator, ongym, elevator, etc. Control access, pool, intercom entry, A/C, dishwasher, elevator, sight laundry, prkg. Hrwd. flrs., granite elevator, on-site dishwasher, stove, on-site laundry Close to UCLA & counters, dishwasher, laundry, parking. intercom entry, and parking. All Utilities Paid. on-sight laundry, prkg. Westwood Village . central air, balcony. 213/385-4751 310/841-2367 310/477-0072 310/479-8977 Call: 310/470-4474
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1756 N. Beverly Dr. North of Sunset
—————–––– ESTATE OF
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Our next auction is on June 29 beginning at 11:00AM
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CALL DAN @ 323/855-8400
—————–––– LICENSED HANDYMAN
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Chairman Paula Kent Meehan President & Publisher Marcia Wilson Hobbs ******
Senior Editor John L. Seitz Special Sections Editor Stephen P. Simmons ****** Founding Publisher March Schwartz (Publisher 1965-2004) Clifton S. Smith, Jr. (Publisher 2004-2014)
Rabbi Jacob Pressman HOW LONG IS THE LONGEST DAY OF THE YEAR–AND WHY?
We find ourselves on the eve of Saturday, June 21, the summer solstice, the longest day of the solar year. To be accurate, it is the longest day of sunlight only for places The Courier is proud to be a Education Partner in the Northern Hemisphere, but the shortest day for cities south of the equator, like in Brazil where the World Cup is happening. This is because on or around June 21 each year, the rays of the sun will be perpendicular to the Tropic of Cancer, which passes through Mexico. Then, as the angle changes, days will start to become shorter. If you are a vampire, this is good news. Otherwise, for people where we live, the glorious time of the longest rays of the sun will start to diminish once again, moving inexorably towards winter time with its shortest days and longest nights, and for many people the gloomiest of times. There have been so many serious world and local issues swirling around us this week, I thought it Let’s be grateful for all the outdoor activities we have enjoyed so far, from walks to drinks with friends. Don’t stop celebrating would be a especially apropros to give us all a glimpse of new life and a feel good story. summer yet, as in Beverly Hills, we will benefit from more than 14 hours of sunshine for another month.
From The Publisher MARCIA WILSON HOBBS
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
First Photo of San Diego Zoo Safari Park's Cheetah Cub and Puppy Pair
The San Diego Zoo Safari Park's 7-week-old cheetah cub Ruuxa is getting to know his new dog companion as the two continue to bond and spend time at the Safari Park's Animal Care Center. The 8-week-old Rhodesian ridgeback puppy was paired with the cub after the cheetah was rejected by his mother and had to be hand raised as an animal ambassador. The cheetah and puppy will be raised together and the dog will serve as a lifelong companion to the cheetah. Safari Park cheetahs selected for training as ambassadors are paired early in life with a domestic dog. As the two companions grow up together, the dog's body language will communicate to the cheetah that there's nothing to fear in new or public surroundings, which relaxes and calms the cheetah. The Safari Park currently has four cheetah ambassadors all of which are trained to participate in the Park's Cheetah Run experience.
POLICE BLOTTER The following assaults, burglaries, robberies, and grand thefts have been reported by BHPD. Streets are usually indicated by block numbers. Losses in brackets.
ASSAULT 06/07 100 S. Beverly Dr. 06/15 9600 Sunset Bl. BURGLARIES 06/02 1000 Elden Wy. ($3,400) 06/02 300 N. Beverly Dr. 06/02 200 Peck Dr. ($13,250) 06/04 1000 Loma Vista Dr. ($3,320) 06/05 100 S. Camden Dr. 06/06 200 N. Almont Dr. 06/09 9100 Alden Dr. (($1,655) 06/09 100 N. Oakhurst Dr. ($10,800) 06/10 400 S. Swall Dr. ($32,300) 06/11 200 S. Rexford Dr. ($250) 06/11 200 S. Elm Dr. 06/12 100 N. Willaman Dr. 06/14 400 N. Camden Dr. ($2,000) 06/15 200 S. Maple Dr. ($34,200) GRAND THEFT 06/01 300 S. Elm Dr. ($2,000) 06/02 9300 Wilshire Bl. ($5,800) 06/07 400 N. Beverly Dr. ($8,500) 06/08 600 N. Oakhurst Dr. ($3,000) 06/08 8600 Wilshire Bl. ($60,000) 06/09 9300 Civic Center Dr. ($2,000) 06/10 200 N. Rodeo Dr. ($2,750) 06/12 1509 S. Bluff Dr. 06/14 9500 Wilshire Bl. ($3,100) ROBBERY 06/06 9500 Wilshire Bl. ($950)
Cartoon for The Courier by Janet Salter
Many residents can't understand how tragic yet preventable crashes are allowed to happen on our hillside streets. Only after a third wreck took the life of another LAPD officer in early May did the City finally snap into action. Hearings were held at the Traffic and Parking Commission, and in a council-commission liaison meeting called for the purpose. But officials themselves revealed that traffic enforcement lags due to work-sapping staffing gaps. Retirements and disability departures take their toll while vacations and training keep other officers off the beat. Staffing snafus and occasional tragedies might reflect a failure of management in City Hall. But how to excuse official indifference to the evident safety hazards that affect Beverly Hills residents every day? As one aggrieved Loma Vista resident said: “Seven years of repeated calls and letters to the City and police...has been met at best with indifference.” He continued: “Responses like, ‘Talk to your neighbors about not driving so fast’ or ‘we are too busy fighting real crime’ are the common responses.” Here in the flatlands, we know well how indifference breeds hazards. On our block of Reeves, we've complained for years about speeding and circling by motorists from adjacent Beverly Drive. We’ve called regularly about hot-rodding hijinks. And under no watchful police eye, drivers merely tap their breaks at stop signs before gunning it to reach the next one. Our officials must be blind not to see the chronic red-light running on Wilshire. But what do officials offer? After a couple of deaths it's platitudes. “We cannot have a situation in this City where any of our streets are unsafe for the residents or the many drivers who pass through our community,” said Vice Mayor Julian Gold recently (and unconvincingly). It's fine to talk about a safe city, but Beverly Hills is one of the least-safe small cities in California where pedestrian and bike-involved collision injuries are concerned. We lag, not lead, the pack in making streets safer. That platitude won't comfort the families of officers Lee and Allen. It won't save a kid walking to Beverly Vista. And no platitude will comfort a senior struck in one of our poorly-maintained crosswalks or felled while crossing an alley with a faded limit line. Mark Elliot ****** This letter is my way of sharing with the community a shocking statement by school board member Lewis Hall. On June 17, I sent an e-mail to all the school board members and the superintendent expressing my opinion that the national k-12 curriculum known as “common core “ is a dumbing down of the educational system. In response, Lewis Hall e-mailed to me, with copies to the other school board members and the superintendent: “Our students are already kind of dumb.” If there has been any question in anyone’s mind about Mr. Hall’s ineptitude and lack of qualification for serving on the school board, this outrageous statement should settle the issue. I want to acknowledge that Superintendent Gary Woods and school boardmember Howard Goldstein have contacted me and clearly stated that they disagree with Hall’s statement. Herb Young ****** I happen to watch a recent school board meeting and was shocked and astounded at the comments made by Brian Goldberg. He was talking about Horace Mann parents needing to contribute “more money” to their PTA and to the work it does rather than the $20 they give and that these funds would create more parity with PTAs. He then described the Southeast section of Beverly Hills and specifically the Horace Mann area as the “poor side” of town and the “slums of Beverly Hills or whatever.” I hope everyone reading this letter is as repulsed by his comments as I was and angry such opinions could be those of an elected official in our City who represents us and who we would think should be a role model for our children. Dr. Goldberg should make amends, not only to the Southeast section, but to the entire City for his remarks because words count on life and he is going to have to reassure us that he lives by the notion that we don't judge another person's lifestyle by their home, car or other shallow exterior displays but judge them by their personal values. This may be a quaint notion nowadays but my hunch is that the good people of my City really do aspire to private and personal values and see his remarks as crude. If Dr, Goldberg seeks public office again I hope he slips the entire south section of the City when he seeks endorsements and lawn sign opportunities. Susan Mishler
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