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July 6, 2018

Beverly Hills Releases Key Elements Of MOA For Metro’s Purple Line Section 2 Extension


Scooter the beagle is this week’s Adoptable Pet. 4

The proposed Burton Way Median isn’t sitting well with some residents. 5

How does Beverly Hills employee pay stack up against other cities?


•Arts & Entertainment •Health & Wellness •Birthdays

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George Christy, Page 6 Grace Kelly And Her Family Were Our Beachside Neighbors During Summers In “The Happiest City In The United States”

CLASSIFIEDS • Announcements • Real Estate • Rentals • Sales • and More


Beverly Hills Residents Seek Presidential Intervention To Re-Route Purple Line Extension By Laura Coleman On Wednesday, a consortium calling themselves the “Friends of Beverly Hills High School” unveiled a petition asking U.S. President Donald Trump and Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao to force the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) to re-route the planned Purple Line extension from under BHHS into Century City by withholding federal funds.

In concert with the petition, the consortium, which is comprised of a group of residents wishing to remain anonymous, activated a website titled “Stop The Purple Threat” that details the hazards of running a subway tunnel under BHHS. “Hopefully this website will initiate a more robust, independent environmental review,” said one resident who helped create the website. (see ‘STOP METRO’ page 13)

Beverly Hills Elders: Miriam & Howard Landres, Still In Love After 66 Years Together Part 82 in a series on Beverly Hills residents who have grown with the Centennial City By Laura Coleman The world is much changed since Miriam (Mimi) and Howard Landres originally met each other that one beautiful spring evening on May 15, 1952 in Beverly Hills. The two were both in attendance at an elegant party on Maple Drive, inside a gorgeous home with waterfalls in the loggia and beautiful music perfect for dancing. “I tapped a girl on the shoulder and asked, ‘Would you like to dance?’” Howard recalled. “And we fell in love that night...we fell in love while dancing.” After 65 years of marriage this past March, the couple remains just as passionately devoted to each other as ever. Of course, there are a few keys to wedded bliss they’ve discovered

Howard and Miriam Landres

over the years, such as being kind to each other and trying not to fight. “It’s been an incredible life for us,” said Howard. Born in 1922, Howard grew up with two older brothers in Hancock Park. His entrepreneurial (see ‘LANDRES’ page 8)

Celebrity Photo Agency/Scott Downie

INDEPENDENCE DAY — Over 1,000 residents joined in the Holmby Hills/Westwood Property Association’s annual Fourth of July parade on Wednesday, led by the local firefighters of Station #71 and a 1956 Ford Continental Mark with L.A. City Councilman Paul Koretz in the passenger seat. Photo by Allyson Bunting

By Victoria Talbot Last week, the City of Beverly Hills released the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) that will govern the construction of Section Two of the Purple Line Extension, commonly referred to as the Wilshire/Rodeo Station, highlighting key elements in a press release. For 18 months, the City staff has been negotiating with Metro representatives and stakeholders through regular meetings and public forums to discuss the upcoming construction that will take place in Beverly Hills. The purpose of the MOA is to establish terms and conditions for the Metro construction project, including work hours, mitigation measures and other aspects of the project that impact the City. Among the terms are several specific measures intended to protect Beverly Hills High School from construction impacts, including noise and vibration. The Wilshire/La Cienega station contractor/designbuilder is Skanska Traylor Shea; Tutor Perini O&G is the contractor/design-builder for the Wilshire/Rodeo station. The subway station is an underground building, referred to as station “boxes,” which must be excavated from the surface down, which is the most impactful part of the construction. Tunnels, however, are excavated through boring underground. The initial excavation will be covered with temporary concrete street decking over

the excavation. When work is completed, that decking will be removed and the street restored, which is also impactful. To date, there have been two MOAs negotiated in separate agreements between the City and Metro for the advanced utility relocation currently being undertaken. The MOA is expected to be brought to the City Council July 17, according to the City website, for a formal introduction and discussion. A proposed final MOA will be presented to the City Council’s consideration on Aug. 21. Public comment will be heard at the meeting and stakeholders can submit comments to, or mail them to Metro PLE Rodeo Station MOA Comments, City of Beverly Hills Public Works, 345 Foothill Rd., Beverly Hills, CA 90210. Comments must be submitted by 10 a.m. July 11 to be included in the agenda package. The document is available in full on the City’s website.The Wilshire/Rodeo Extension project includes the subway tunnel alignment between Century City and the Wilshire/La Cienega Station, which is currently under construction and is governed by a separate MOA approved Feb. 21, 2017. Currently, jet grouting work at the La Cienega Station is scheduled to be completed in late October. It is expected that the impacts to traffic in the area will be minimal when that is completed. (see ‘METRO MOA’ page 13)

FAMILY FUN — David Spade, daughter Harper Spade and mom Judith Spade all arrived for the Hotel Transylvania 3 world premiere, presented by Columbia Pictures and Sony Pictures Animation at the Regency Village Theater For more photos, see George Christy’s column on page 6.

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July 26, 2018 1:30 PM, or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard Commission Meeting Room 280A, Beverly Hills City Hall 455 North Rexford Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

PROJECT: 331 North Oakhurst Drive The Planning Commission of the City of Beverly Hills, at its REGULAR meeting on Thursday, July 26, 2018, will hold a public hearing beginning at 1:30 PM, or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard to consider a request for Variances and a Development Plan Review to allow construction of a new 22’2” tall, two-story residential building containing one unit located at 331 North Oakhurst Drive. The proposed project is located on a 3,327 square foot lot in the R-4 zone and would have a floor area of 2,329 square feet (including basement). Construction of the proposed project requires the following entitlements: Variances from the City of Beverly Hills Municipal Code (BHMC) for the following: •

Variance from BHMC § 10-3-2805 in order to build habitable basement area in a multi-family zone

Variance from BHMC § 10-3-2806 to deviate from required modulation for multi-family buildings

Variance from BHMC § 10-3-2807 to allow the reduction of the required side yard setback

Variance from BHMC § 10-3-2808 to allow the reduction of the required rear yard setback

Variance from BHMC § 10-3-2810 to allow extension of a porte-cochere to encroach into a rear yard setback

Variance from BHMC § 10-3-2811 to allow the extension of the basement lightwell to encroach into a required side yard setback

Variance from BHMC § 10-3-2812 to allow the encroachment of a portecochere into a required rear yard

Variance from BHMC § 10-3-2817 to waive guest parking requirements

Variance from BHMC § 10-3-2818 to provide parking spaces not enclosed by solid walls (not shielded from public view) and provide such spaces in required setbacks

These variances are being requested in order to accommodate the proposed structure on the project site. A Development Plan Review is required pursuant to BHMC §10-3-3100 and §10-3-3102 because the proposed project involves new construction requiring the granting of a variance. This project has been assessed in accordance with the authority and criteria contained in the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), the State CEQA Guidelines (California Code of Regulations, Title 14, Sections 15000 et seq.), and the City’s Local CEQA guidelines. The project appears to qualify for a Class 3 Categorical Exemption for new construction or conversion of small structures pursuant to Section 15303 of the guidelines because it is a multi-family residential structure that contains no more than four dwelling units. The Planning Commission will consider finding that the project will not have a significant environmental impact and is exempt from the provisions of CEQA. Any interested person may attend the meeting and be heard or present written comments to the Commission. According to Government Code Section 65009, if you challenge the Commission's action in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the City, either at or prior to the public hearing. If there are any questions regarding this notice, please contact Timothea Tway, Senior Planner in the Planning Division at (310) 285-1122, or by email at Copies of the project plans and associated application materials are on file in the Community Development Department, and can be reviewed by any interested person at 455 North Rexford Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210. Timothea Tway, AICP Senior Planner In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Room 280A is wheelchair accessible and is equipped with audio equipment for the hearing impaired. If you need special assistance to attend this meeting, please call the Planning Division at (310) 285-1122 or TTY (310) 285-6881. Please notify the Planning Division at least forty-eight (48) hours prior to the meeting if you require captioning service so that reasonable arrangements can be made.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING PROJECT ADDRESS: 9200 Wilshire Blvd. (Between Maple Drive and Palm Drive) HEARING DATE: July 26, 2018 TIME: 1:30 PM, or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard HEARING LOCATION: Commission Meeting Room 280A Beverly Hills City Hall 455 North Rexford Drive Beverly Hills, CA 90210 The Planning Commission of the City of Beverly Hills, at its REGULAR meeting on Thursday, July 26, 2018, will hold a public hearing beginning at 1:30 PM, or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard to consider: A request for a Zone Text Amendment to the M-PD-4 zone to remove the words “elevator penthouses” from the list of rooftop features that are allowed to exceed the 60 foot maximum height limit of the zone by 10 feet (Beverly Hills Municipal Code §10-3-1990.7B). Removing elevator penthouses from this list would result in elevator penthouses on buildings located in the M-PD-4 zone to instead be limited to 15-feet above a building’s rooftop, consistent with the Municipal Code’s standard for other nonresidential and multiple family residential zones of the City. In addition, the 9200 Wilshire Boulevard project site was originally approved for a mixed use, multiple family condominium project in September 2007. Subsequently, a modified version of the project was approved in October 2017. Since that approval, the applicant has made revisions to the project’s plans that require review by the Planning Commission to determine whether the revisions are in substantial conformance with the Planning Commission’s prior approval. The revisions include the following items: • Expansion of the third subterranean level of parking to a full level. The most recent approval included two full levels and a third partial level of subterranean parking (220 spaces in total), while the current plans include three full levels of subterranean parking (248 parking spaces in total). • Reduction of the modulation on the north (Wilshire) side of the building, and an offsetting increase in modulation on the south (alley) side of the building; • Minor changes in the amount, location, and configuration of private and common open space; and, • Other minor changes required in order to comply with the Building Code. The request is being made pursuant to conditions of approval contained in Resolution No. 1823, which was approved by the Planning Commission on October 12, 2017. A Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR) was certified by the City Council when the project was originally approved by the City in 2007. An addendum to the 2007 FEIR was prepared for the Planning Commission’s consideration of a Modified Project, which was subsequently revised and was approved in October 2017. A second addendum will be prepared for the version of the project that is currently under consideration. The primary changes to the October 2017 Approved Project that will be evaluated in the addendum include an increase in the size of the third subterranean level of parking from a partial level to a full level, modifications to the locations and sizes of the modulation and private and common outdoor living space, and a five-foot increase in the height of the elevator enclosures. The Planning Commission will consider adopting the addendum in accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), the State CEQA Guidelines, and the environmental regulations of the City at its hearing on July 26, 2018. Any interested person may attend the meeting and be heard or present written comments to the Commission. Written comments also may be submitted prior to the public hearing to the Planning Division, via mail: attn. Alek Miller, 455 N. Rexford Drive, 1st Floor, Beverly Hills, CA 90210. Written comments may also be submitted via email to Any written comments received by end of day on Wednesday, July 18, 2018 will be attached to the agenda report regarding this item. Any comments received after July 18, 2018, but prior the public hearing, will be distributed to the Commission under separate cover. Please note that if you challenge the City’s action in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at a public hearing or in written correspondence delivered to the City, either at or prior to the end of the public comment period. Any comments received prior to or during the public hearing will be considered as part of the public record. If there are any questions regarding this notice, please contact Alek Miller, Associate Planner in the Planning Division, at (310) 285-1196 or by email at Copies of the project plans and associated application materials are on file in the Community Development Department, and can be reviewed by any interested person at 455 North Rexford Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210. Alek Miller, AICP, Associate Planner In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Commission Meeting Room 280A is wheelchair accessible and is equipped with audio equipment for the hearing impaired. If you need special assistance to attend this meeting, please call the Planning Division at (310) 285-1196 or TTY (310) 285-6881. Please notify the Planning Division at least forty-eight (48) hours prior to the meeting if you require captioning service so that reasonable arrangements can be made.



Choreographer Janet Roston Takes On Challenge Of Dancing ‘Dogs’ For Latest Project Mutt House Janet Roston’s choreography has really “gone to the dogs.” For her latest project Mutt House—opening July 15 and playing through Aug. 5 at the Kirk Douglas Theatre, 9820 Washington Blvd., Culver City—the long-time Beverly Hills resident has created dances for six actor-dancers playing canines with distinct breeds and personalities. Director Ryan Bergmann— who’s worked with Roston on Celebration Theatre productions including the recently extended Cabaret—approached her with the challenge of creating dances for a musical about a loner young man who doesn’t fit into society, but finds his cause at a downtown animal shelter with the help of six dogs. Ryan McCartan will star as Eddie Corbin. Bullied all his life, Eddie has finally found a place to call home in a neglected downtown animal shelter. When the city threatens to close the shelter, Eddie must do something he’s never done before — stand up for himself and fight for what’s right. “The overall themes that first drew me have always remained intact—when you embrace who you are, and the strengths you possess, so can others. We have to be willing to accept help in whatever form it may take; and finally, the joy, comfort, love and support a pet can provide is a true gift,” says Roston. Created and written by Tony Cookson, Mutt House features 18 original songs with music and lyrics by John Daniel, Cookson, Robb Curtis Brown and David O, including When He Sniffs Me, I’m Lying Here (Scratch Me) and When You Hear Barking, I Hear Words Instead. “The score has a pop-rock feel with a lot of beautiful melodies,” says Roston. The six shelter residents that help Eddie learn to relate to other people, especially Hannah Matthews (Claire Adams), include a chihuahua named Pepe, a loyal mutt named Donna; Sophie, the haughty French poodle, Bradley the pit bull, a handsome Lab mix named Digger and Max the corgi. “This isn’t Cats,” says Roston. The dogs wear street clothes reflecting their characteristics and breed—so there are frilly touches for Sophie the poodle. And that aim of capturing style and type of dog was her goal in designing the dances. Sophie has a Valley Girl personality and dainty movements. Bradley is misunderstood and

Janet Roston

Ryan McCartan is Eddie in Mutt House.

looking for love, while Digger is athletic with a lot of bravado. “I’m always interested in something new and different,” says Roston. “Trying to integrate movement that looks like dogs, that captures their spirit and that audiences like, while staying true to breeds has been good fun.” To incorporate moves of dogs being led on leashes and the familiar “circling,” as an “observer of movement,” Roston drew inspiration from watching dogs on the street. She also watched a lot of exaggerated dog antics in cartoons. Since the dogs dance with costumed paws, Roston couldn’t use finger-pointing in her choreography, except in a dream salsa sequence for Pepe and a partner dog. And she’s even included a nod to Bob Fosse. Tickets range from $39-$59 and performances are Wednesday-Sunday with weekend matinees. For more information, call 213-628-2772 or visit Next up for Roston is “Moves After Dark.” Her company Mixed eMotion Theatrix is one of three chosen for the sitespecific dance program at The Music Center. The troupe will perform a 1920’s-inspired piece Gatsby Redux in The Walt Disney Concert Hall's Keck Amphitheatre and Blue Ribbon Garden with a limited audience following the dancers to each location. (—Steve Simmons



B E V E R LY H I L L S M A I N N E W S SWEET SCOOTER– Scooter is an adorable 12-week-old beagle mix puppy who was found on a beach in Puerto Rico. He’s 6 pounds, very loving and ready for his new life in California. To learn more about Scooter and other adoptable pets looking for their forever homes, contact Shelter Hope Pet Shop. www.shelterVisit or call 805-379-3538.

DineLA 2018 Returns To Beverly Hills By Laura Coleman Foodies rejoice, DineLA returns next Friday, July 13, for two weeks of culinary discovery. With 33 restaurants alone in Beverly Hills offering up some delectable meals at a fraction of normal prices, locals don’t even have to leave their proverbial backyards to enjoy this round of DineLA treats. From a $20 lunch feast at Spice Affair to a $25 lunch at the romantic Il Cielo or the lively Ocean Prime, you’ll want to make your reservations soon to get in on these deals. Dinners are their own experience with spots like relative newcomer Nerano offering a $49 three-course dinner with main course options that include pan roasted branzino or gnudi

with black truffles. For a true indulgence, try the $130 seven-course dinner at Jean-Georges Beverly Hills where items like charred corn ravioli, roasted striped bass and peach crostata practically beg for the optional $95 wine pairing. Likewise, Spago’s $125 eight-course dinner ($220 with the wine pairing), is a decadent journey with dishes that include handmade agnolotti with truffles, dungeness crab with custard, and grilled wagyu beef, to name just a few of Chef Wolfgang Puck’s tantalizing creations. Want to discover the full list of restaurants offering DineLA specials? Visit:

Mayor Gold Set To Dedicate Newest Public Art Addition By Victoria Talbot A public dedication ceremony for “Folded Square – Alphabet G” by Fletcher Benton, is planned to take place at 1 p.m. on July 17 at the Rexford Mini Park, 362 Rexford Dr. Mayor Julian Gold will dedicate the piece at the free event. The 8-foot tall sculpture is a donation to the City of Beverly Hills from the Louchheim Family, who will be in attendance at the event. Brought to the Fine Art Commission in a proposal from Commission Chair Michael Smooke, the donation was accepted by the City Council. The Louchheim’s have had the sculpture “Folded Square – Alphabet G” in the family since it was first purchased by Marlene and Sandy Louchheim in 1981. When they moved in 1997, they passed it on to their son and his wife, Mark and Cathy Louchheim. Now the family has donated the sculpture to the City. “We were extremely happy the City accepted our donation,” said Mark Louchheim. “We are delighted to see it restored back to its original intent and that the City placed it in a space where so many others can enjoy its presence. Cathy and I live in close proximity to its

new home, so we will still be able to enjoy it as well.” Fletcher Benton is a contemporary American artist best known for his three-dimensional pieces, sometimes with moving parts. Benton’s work, “Folded Square – Alphabet G” is constructed of 1/2-inch plated steel and is part of the Folded Square series, which began as a simple sketch on heavy paper that was cut, bent, curled and folded in the model for the three-dimensional sculpture executed in steel. The City’s Public Art Collection features over 60 works of art on display at public buildings and spaces throughout the City.

TERRIFIC TUESDAYS THROUGHOUT JULY – The Summer Reading Club at the Beverly Hills Public Library has lots of fun activities for kids of all ages, and for the little guys - Terrific Tuesdays in July bring free family entertainment every Tuesday at 4 p.m. in the Civic Center Plaza adjacent to the library. July 10 will be a puppet show with Kiddle Karoo; July 17, Magical Storytelling with Jersey Jim; July 24, Kira Rappaport & Friends in Concert; and July 31, the Great Arizona Puppet Theater presents Three Little Kittens, the Mewsical. The Summer Reading Program promotes reading for tots, tweens, teens and adults and offers fun activities throughout the summer to help your child reach their reading goals, with incentives and prizes. For more information visit or call 310-288-2220.

Teuscher Chocolates To Close, New Chocolate Store To Open By Matt Lopez Longtime Beverly Hills staple Teuscher Chocolates is set to close, but Beverly Hills chocolate lovers will soon have something new and delicious to bite into. Marc and Phil Covitz, sons of Teuscher’s original owner, Aviva Covitz, are taking over the site and reopening it this fall as AndSons Chocolatiers, reports Eater L.A. Teaming up with the Covitz’s is Beverly Hills pastry chef and social media star Kriss Harvey, who is known for keeping his Instagram page (@krissharv3y) filled with pictures and videos of decadent confections for his nearly 100,000 followers.

He previously worked at The Bazaar at the SLS Beverly Hills. Teuscher is set to close on July 6, reports Eater L.A., although its cafe arm – which serves coffee and pastries – will temporarily remain open at 430 N. Camden Dr. Teuscher has said they plan to reopen in the Golden Triangle. Aviva Covitz opened Teuscher Chocolates in Beverly Hills in 1983. According to Eater L.A., AndSons will offer a similar menu that includes truffles, baked pastries, bonbons and much more. AndSons will begin selling chocolates online in August before opening officially this fall at 9548 Brighton Way.

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> THE BURTON WAY MEDIAN–A rendering illustrates how the median on Burton Way could look with the introduction of a waterefficent device to capture stormwater runoff. Some residents have raised objections about the aesthetics of the project and City staff are responding by looking for other options.

Proposed Burton Way Median Has Some Residents Grumbling By Victoria Talbot Some residents are grumbling over plans for a makeover of the Burton Way Median into a water efficient landscape project that would include the removal of the lush, green turf to comply with the Federal Clean Water Act. Resident and TEAM Beverly Hills alumnus Robert Block and some other residents object to the drought-resistant landscaping and bioswales that will replace the green turf so familiar to residents. Many claim that they were unaware the City was planning anything more than a model garden for a Green Street Project on the median that would have less impact on the aesthetics. “Burton Way is this majestic, beautiful promenade down the center of this part of Beverly Hills. It is part of the City’s legacy that makes us so unique. It reminds one of the grand promenades that are a part of many so many of the beautiful cities of Europe. To turn this wonderful boulevard into a ‘cactus zoo’ is beyond disgraceful,” said Block. In 2016, the City held at least two public outreach meetings on the model project. The meetings were very sparsely attended, with no more than a handful of interested residents, and the project went silent. At the same time, California was dealing with a five-year drought and water prices soared. Conservation became mandated as a way of life. Many residents have replaced their own turf with drought-resistant landscaping. In April, almost two years after the initial proposal, City staff made presentations to the Fine Art Commission and

the Public Works Commission for a project that has expanded exponentially. Extensive outreach included handdelivered notices to 250 residents near the median; signs announcing the meetings were posted on the Burton Way Median. Ads were placed in the paper. Though two community meetings were held on May 23 and June 11, both meetings were sparsely attended. Initially proposed to include a tributary area of 19 acres with storage for 1.28-acre feet of water at a cost of $3,127,000 for Phase I construction, the current project has expanded to include an area of 248 acres, 9-acre feet of storage at a cost of $9,861,000, covering 13 times the area at less than three times the cost. Since 2015, the City has been working on the project as a part of the Ballona Creek Enhanced Watershed Management Program (EWMP). Under the Federal Clean Water Act, the Los Angeles Regional Water Control Board issues stormwater permits (MS4 Permits) to local agencies with the stipulation that the MS4 Permit requires the City to reduce pollutants in stormwater. Then, California State Governor Jerry Brown issued Executive Order B37-16, “Making Water Conservation a California Way of Life,” which will permanently change the public use of water, including prohibiting the irrigation of ornamental turf on public street medians. Beverly Hills has already made some permanent changes during the reconstruction of North Santa Monica Boulevard and restoration of Beverly (see ‘BURTON WAY MEDIAN’ page 11)

GOING GREEN – Longtime Beverly Hills resident Dick Seff enjoyed the beautiful blue waters of Greenland on vacation last month, but didn’t leave home without his copy of the Courier. Greenland, a massive island between the North Atlantic and Arctic oceans, has much of its land surface covered in ice. To join Seff in the Carry The Courier Club, snap a photo of yourself holding the Courier on your next trip and email it, along with caption information, to


Zsa Zsa Gabor’s Storied Bel-Air Residence Hits Market At $23 Million By Victoria Talbot The once-glorious Zsa Zsa Gabor estate will soon hit the market for $23,450 million and is being marketed for redevelopment. Represented by Jade Mills of Coldwell Banker Global Luxury, the property has a legendary history. Situated on nearly an acre in Bel Air, the home was built in 1955. Marketing material purports that the house was commissioned by Howard Hughes. It was the home of Elvis Presley before it belonged to Zsa Zsa Gabor. Zsa Zsa was famous for just being “Zsa Zsa.” She was a movie star of the Golden Era and a noteworthy socialite, the host of many lavish events at the residence. She is reported to have had Queen Elizabeth, Ronald Reagan,

George H. W. Bush, Elizabeth Taylor and Frank Sinatra to her home. Argo, starring Ben Affleck, featured the estate. In 2013, HBO shot Behind the Candelabra, with Matt Damon and Michael Douglas at the home. The house will be re-introduced to the market with approved plans and permits for a new 24,020 square foot house by Harrison Design. The original Hollywood Regency style-home is 8,878 square feet. Features include a grand formal living room, circular foyer entry, expansive patios, chef’s kitchen and formal living and dining rooms-and a view. “This is a once-in-a lifetime opportunity to own a piece of Hollywood history,” said Mills, who said it is ready to be “transformed into an elite compound,” when it is demolished.

Pictured: Zsa Zsa Gabor’s Bel-Air residence



and paid with hard-earned money for this house … she has no right to disturb us, while we’re having fun, without much noise and enjoying a good time with our friends and relatives,” he said.


e didn’t stop crying, while our father sighed, “We’re kind, churchgoing citizens, who contribute generously to the community … her behavior is disturbing and offensive.”

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isiting friends arrived to celebrate, as we partied in a fun mode, laughing gaily and savoring the delicious buffet of European delicacies our mother prepared. ithout warning, a neighbor knocked at the door, shouting in an unattractive voice that she was “fed up” with our European music, and Greek and French conversations.


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o back to Europe, where you belong,” she screamed like a Banshee. “We are Americans here. We speak English and like American music and are sick of your funny food.”


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o this day, we remember her name. We were seven or eight years old at the time, and began crying.


fter her outbursts, our father politely asked her to leave our house, and showed her the door, all the while yelling at us that her family had no room for foreigners in this lovely seashore city.


ur philanthropist father gently escorted her to the porch and didn’t say a word.


Co-ed lifeguards keep a watchful eye at the seashore in “The Happiest City In The United States”

Kelly won an Oscar for her dramatic portrayal in The Country Girl, opposite William Holden and Bing Crosby. She later married Prince Rainier III of the House of Grimaldi of Monaco to become the first Americanborn Princess in that gambling rich principality.


efore her international fame, she was our friendly beachside neighbor with her beautiful sisters Peggy and Liz in Ocean City, New Jersey.


he bestselling author Gay (Gaetano) Talese (The Kingdom And The Power, Honor Thy Father) also lived in Ocean City, as did Jimmy Stewart, and Anne Heche.


long with other renowned residents of what is now voted the “Happiest City in the United States.”


e summered there for decades in a large grandmotherly house along the beach that was ideal for our long vacations.


e still remember our mother adding to her spiffy wardrobe from Gay Talese’s mom’s high-end apparel shop on Asbury Avenue.

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Store was the go-to place for the best men’s swimwear.


n idyllic setting with white clapboard cottages and turn-of-the-century Victorian residences, Ocean City offered fresh salty air from the Atlantic Ocean, invigorating water for swimming, relaxing sailboating and windsurfing, and clean white sands for monkeying around.


et’s not forget the Annual Baby Parade, the amusement park, the Boardwalk with it’s saltwater taffy and fudge-making shops.


lso, Ocean City’s cool evening breezes are always restorative after those long, hot sunny days.

“We are hard workers, Biking on Independence Day


situation like this stays with you forever. All the same, we love Ocean City and returned year in and out to bask in the crabbing, and oompah-pah music on the Boardwalk Pier, and order from our favorite joint Mike’s HoleIn-The-Wall, where we were allowed a hot dog every so often.


cean City attracts numerous lovely Italian families from Philadelphia and its environs, as our father reminded us, but he also mentioned that our neighbor is not indicative of the Ocean City citizenry. That prejudice exists around the world, and very likely has no end.


cean City is a wonderful, welcoming community that we will never get enough of, no matter what took place decades ago.

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As we often did. Bringing to mind a birth-

day party for our Aunt Effie, wed to our mother’s veterinarian brother, Constantine.


e shopped that exciting day for special foods, beautiful flower arrangements, the towering birthday cake, and added music to our collection from a vintage music store. We liked the French chansons by Edith Piaf, Charles Trenet, Charles Aznavour. And our mother’s Celebrity Photo/Scott Downie


he left blathering whoknows-what.



any sports figures received its message and relocated there, not far from what was known as the Irish Riviera surrounding Ventnor where our Marylouise Oats summered with her family.


ur parents loved Ocean City because bars were banned, a healthy environment for young people to grow up in. Although, you quickly motored across the causeway to Somers Point and ordered whatever beer and booze one needed for household entertaining. Selena Gomez

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Tori Spelling posed with her husband Dean McDermott and their five children; Liam, Stella, Hattie, Finn, and Beau Dean during the world premiere of Hotel Transylvania 3, presented by Columbia Pictures and Sony Pictures Animation at the Regency Village Theater



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father dabbled in a multitude of industries related to clothing, finding particular success with “No Bugs, My Lady,” a paper product to prevent bugs, which he later sold to the Zellerbach Company. “My mom was amazing, very athletic,” he recalled of the dynamic woman who raised him, volunteering for several charities, golfing, swimming and horseback riding. Howard recalls childhood summer days at the beach, his mom driving him and his cousins in the Cadillac to the sandy shores of the Pacific and teaching them to swim at a nearby club’s pool. A member of the Beverly Hills Riding Club with her own horse stabled at the L.A. Riding Academy, where Cedars-Sinai is today, Howard’s mom used to tell stories about riding across the fields of early Beverly Hills. One time while riding along Sunset Boulevard, her riding partner, a VP of Union Bank, tried to convince her to purchase some of the land, which was then selling for $700 an acre. Howard’s dad didn’t bite at the prospect of buying land in Beverly Hills, believing that there was no better place to live than Hancock Park. Like so many industries that grew in tandem with the burgeoning real estate developments across town, the golden age of classical Hollywood cinema was reaching its heyday and its emergence captivated Howard and his brothers. After graduating from Los Angeles High School in 1940, Howard attended the USC School of Cinematic Arts, narrowly avoiding having his education interrupted after the U.S. went to war. “I was draft bait for World War II at

that time,” he said. Once Howard turned 18, his superconnected father, who “knew everyone in the picture business” through playing bridge at Hillcrest Country Club, arranged a summer job for him as a messenger boy at Metro-GoldwynMayer Studios. He was paid $16 a week; an amount he said he would have paid to work there. His previous job experience was working as a movie extra for $8.50 a day. In 1942, after a friend working for Warner Bros. shared that Jack Warner had been appointed to head a First Motion Picture Unit (FMPU) of the Air Force, Howard made use of some MGM letterhead stationary and wrote an inquiry letter to Col. Warner, stating his qualifications to go to work for the studio’s new unit. While still a USC student, he landed the job following a 45minute interview with the recruiting officer, Lt. Ronald Reagan. “He was the most popular officer on the post,” Howard said of the man who later became president of the U.S. As part of the FMPU, where he worked as a production assistant, Howard helped make training films for the war. “All the movie stars were assigned to our unit,” he said. “It was amazing.” When he left the post in 1946 with the rank of staff sergeant, Howard heeded the advice of his parents to eschew the erratic life of the movie studios for a more stable job; although both of his brothers ultimately ended up thriving in the industry, one as an editor and the other as a director. “My folks wanted me to be a dentist,” he said. Instead, Howard ended up working at Wilshire Insurance Agency, eventually retiring as its owner after 55 years in 1994.

A few years after Mimi and Howard married in 1953, and the subsequent births of their children Julie and James, the Landres family moved into a lovely Beverly Hills home built in 1912, paying a little under $100,000 and becoming the house’s third owners. A self-described professional volunteer, Mimi, née Millet, quickly added supporting her kids’ education as an involved PTA member into her lively mix of philanthropic endeavors. Born in South Hampton, England in 1926, the eldest of three, at just nine months old, Mimi came with her family by ship to Seattle, Washington. Her father, who founded Millet’s clothing stores in the UK, had become a millionaire by the age of 30. Mimi still recalls journeying aboard the Queen Mary at the age of nine on its return maiden voyage to England after her grandfather suddenly died. Together with her little brother Winston, who later founded the Beverly Hills Historical Society, she spent hours playing within the ship’s labyrinth. “It was very exciting because we had full reign of the ship,” she recalled. “My brother and I would stand on front of the bow for hours.” When the family returned from England a year later in 1938, however, someone had decided that the ship’s bow wasn’t the safest spot for child’s play and had sealed off the area. After returning to the U.S., Mimi’s family settled in Beverly Hills, first at 601 N. Bedford Dr. and then at 904 N. Whittier, which had a lovely garden where Mimi and Howard eventually celebrated their wedding. Following high school, Mimi went on to graduate from the University of Washington in 1948. “At university, I thought I was going to be a great opera singer,” recounted Mimi, who said her favorite role was her namesake, La Bohème’s Mimi. After college, Mimi took a job working for the American Jewish University, which was just getting started. However, her parents were adamant that she not take money from the Jewish community and thus made her donate back to Jewish organizations. That position proved foundational for her and Mimi attributes her years of graduate study at AJU as the basis for all that she accomplished in her career as a

BEVERLY HILLS volunteer. From lifelong friendships she forged at Brandeis Camp to her work with the American Zionist Youth Commission and singing in the choir at Temple Beth Am, Mimi began to establish herself as a pillar of the community. She eventually became president of Junior Hadassah and later the West Coast director of Interns for Peace where she spearheaded a beautification project that fostered cooperation between Jewish and Arab citizens in Israel. She also served for two years as president of Beverly Hills Hadassah at a time when membership grew by 500, prompting her to later become the vice president of Hadassah for the region. During that time, she and Howard fostered a young boy through Vista Del Mar. In addition, Mimi also volunteered for UCLA, Jewish Family Services and the Jewish Food Bank, to name. For his part, Howard became increasingly volunteer-minded in his later years, particularly after he fully retired from the insurance industry at the age of 72. He remains particularly proud of the 25 years he spent volunteering as a senior counselor with the Maple Counseling Center. “To this day I look back on this as one of the best things I’ve ever done,” he said of the local non-profit he volunteered for until two years ago this month, when he retired at 94. “Maple is very high on my list of places that do great things for the community.” In addition to their grandchildren and brand new great-grandchild, the Landres count their memories of old Beverly Hills as some of their fondest, back when it was a “little town” and “everybody knew everybody.” From dancing at Harry “Sugie” Sugarman’s The Tropics on Rodeo Drive to enjoying a late bite at ArmstrongSchroeder’s at Spalding and Wilshire after a movie to getting a scoop at Wil Wright's Ice Cream Parlor at the corner of Beverly and Charleville, the City is dotted with a lifetime of memories, even if many of the places have now slipped into the annals of time. Still at the end of the day, it was their fortuitous meeting 66 years ago in Beverly Hills that continues to take the cake. “It’s the best thing that has ever happened,” said Howard.


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Janice Kamenir-Reznik Named New Beit T’Shuvah Board Chair

CHLA, USC Researchers Team Up To Design, Implant Novel Micropacemaker Around The Heart

Beit T’Shuvah has announced that Janice KamenirReznik has been named new board chair, having officially taken the position on July 1. Kamenir-Reznik has been an active member of the Beit T’Shuvah community for many years, serving in various leadership roles, including chair of the development committee and co-chair of Beit T’Shuvah’s annual gala. Established in 1986, Beit T’Shuvah is a residential addiction treatment, prevention and education center that believes everyone has the right to recovery regardless of their ability to pay. Beit T’Shuvah’s treatment model is focused on the integration of the whole self through a unique blend of Judaism, traditional psychotherapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, 12-step philosophy and the creative arts. “I am honored to serve this incredible organization,” says Kamenir-Reznik. “I have personally experienced its life-saving work and benefitted from its services. Beit T’Shuvah provides a critical service to our community; we save lives every day.” A lawyer, she practiced environmental real estate law for more than two decades

Investigators at Children's Hospital Los Angeles and USC have demonstrated the feasibility of implanting a micropacemaker system in the pericardial sac surrounding the heart—a breakthrough that may open up new cardiac pacing options for children and adults. The micropacemaker— inserted through a single, tiny incision—avoids an invasive surgical procedure and the complications related to long pacemaker leads. The study, “Minimally Invasive Implantation of a Micropacemaker into the Pericardial Space,” was recently published online, in advance of publication by Circulation: Arrhythmia and Electro-physiology. “Much about this device and its implantation is novel — starting with implanting an entire pacing system in the pericardial space in a minimallyinvasive fashion, which has never been done before,” said CHLA cardiologist, Yaniv BarCohen, M.D., director of the Southern California Consortium For Technology and Innovation in Pediatrics and professor of clinical pediatrics and Medicine at USC’s Keck School of Medicine.

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before retiring to establish Jewish World Watch (JWW), an organization she co-founded with the late Rabbi Harold M. Schulweis to respond to genocide and mass atrocities. JWW is considered a major leader in the anti-genocidegenocide-prevention movement, and is one of the largest grass roots anti-genocide organizations in the world. KamenirReznik has led many delegations to Eastern Congo and to the Darfuri refugee camps both to bear witness to the atrocities and to establish life-saving projects for survivors of rape, genocide and atrocity. (see ‘BEIT T’SHUVAH’ page 12)

Human heart with microprocessor located in the pericardial sac and attached to the left ventricle.

Bar-Cohen and Gerald E. Loeb, M.D., professor in the department of biomedical engineering at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering, are lead investigators on the study. Along with Ramen Chmait, M.D., associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology at USC, the research team is also collaborating on the invention of the first micropacemaker to treat fetuses in utero. “Our work on the fetal pacemaker served as a bridge to this development,” said Bar-

Cohen. Unlike the fetal system, the micropacemaker has the potential to benefit a much larger population, including children, people born with congenital heart disease and adults for whom traditional pacemakers are less than ideal. Traditional systems—called transvenous—have been a primary solution for permanent pacing, however, many patients with slow or irregular heartbeats are not considered good candidates for such devices. The electrode wires are passed through veins into the right ventricle or atrium, often traveling long distances, making lead failure a challenge. Leadless systems are located inside blood vessels, increasing the risk of dislodgement and infection. The CHLA-USC research team performed percutaneous implantations in a model system, with a focus on improving the implantation tools and techniques from one experiment to the next. In the final procedure, they implanted a functional pacing system, achieving up to five days of pacing. The investigators are seeking an industry partner to collaborate on further develop(see ‘MICROPACEMAKER’ page 12)

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Gardens Park. Those improvements include a system of bioswales that will help to meet the City’s obligation to contribute to the Clean Water Act, which will treat approximately 1 acre foot of runoff. The Burton Way Median project, according to Shana Epstein, director of Public Works, will comply with federal and state stormwater regulations; reduce water waste and improve water use efficiency, capture and infiltrate stormwater runoff, create an underground water storage facility (Phase 2 of the project) and provide reuse for irrigation, serve as a pilot project to demonstrate Green Street features and water efficient landscapes and upgrade existing curbs and ramps to be ADA compliant for pedestrian accessibility. The project calls for two fifteen-foot bioswales to be constructed on each side of the Burton Way Median from Rexford to Oakhurst Drive. A bioswale is a gently sloped drainage course filled with vegetation and rocks to aid in the collection and removal of silt, debris and pollution in stormwater. They are designed to maximize the time water spends in the swale to clean the water. They are typically found in medians, cul-de-sacs, traffic circles and other traffic-calming features. According to the National Association of City Transportation Officials, “Bioswales are the most effective type of green infrastructure facility in slowing runoff velocity and cleansing water while recharging the underlying groundwater table.” For this project, the stormwater will then be diverted from the underground piped system into the bioswales

where it will be filtered to remove pollutants and to allow for the infiltration into the groundwater aquifer below, said Epstein. The Burton Way Median is part of a larger project; the EWMP plan calls for the City of Beverly to capture 87 acre-feet of urban runoff every storm event to achieve the expected water quality standards. Phase 1 will capture 4 acre feet of runoff through the bioswales; Phase 2 will capture another 5 acre feet in the underground storage tanks, resulting in 9 of the 87 acre feet. It may help to reduce the number of future bioswales constructed. Staff determined that the Burton Way Median was a promising site for many reasons. The City has the transportation right-of-way; it is a significant tributary drainage site that provides for a large project site and it will have minimal traffic impact. After the drought steered municipalities away from irrigating lawns, the median turf had to be replaced. The project will retain the trees and art works on the center of the median. Still in the design phase, the landscape design is not locked in. “The primary feedback related to the project was related to the aesthetics of the median. In response, staff is working with the design consultants to find plant varieties that may offer another alternative while also achieving the project goals,” said Epstein. The design plans and specifications for public bidding are expected to be completed by January 2019. The contract is anticipated to be awarded by April 2019. Feedback for the project will be brought to the Public Works Commission Aug 8.

SCHOOL REUNIONS –This year the Beverly Hills High School Class of 1968 will be celebrating a 50 year reunion, scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 11. In addition, alumni have coordinated with each of the four elementary schools to give tours on Friday, Aug. 10, in order to allow alumni to recapture those special moments, that were for some some six decades ago. Pictured is the Beverly Vista Kindergarten Class of 1956. For more information, contact Sylvia White at 310-452-4000 or via email at

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ment of the device, which features several innovations. A flexible short lead acts as a spring-loaded hinge between the pacemaker body and a corkscrew electrode implanted perpendicularly into the heart’s surface. A sheath developed by the team secures positioning with

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most famous jam sessions in recording history when Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins came together on Dec. 4, 1956 at the famous Sun Studios. Through 21 hits, including Blue Suede Shoes, Sixteen Tons, Great Balls of Fire, I Walk the Line, Fever and more, the show takes audiences inside the recording studio for a story of broken promises, secrets, betrayal and celebrations. Directed by Tim Seib, the cast features Daniel Durston, Peter Oyloe, Austen Hohnke and Billy Rude. Performances through July 29 will be 7:30 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday; with matinees at 2 p.m., Thursday and Saturday and 1 p.m., Sunday, with an additional 5:30 p.m., Sunday show. Tickets range from $75$105 and are available online at or by calling 949-497-ARTS (2787). • • • • • “Thursday Summer Fun,” for families with children 4-10, continues at the Norton Simon Museum with “Pattern Play,” from 1-3 p.m., Thursday, July 12 at the museum, 411 W. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. The event is a chance to explore the galleries and make original creations. After studying patterns in paintings by Giovanni di Paolo and Édouard

Vuillard as well as sculptures from South and Southeast Asia, attendees will create an artwork with a variety of patterns using rubbing plates and recycled materials. The program is free with museum admission. For more information, call 626-449-6840 or visit • • • • • “Sunset Concerts at the Hammer Museum,” copresented with KCRW 89.9 continues with Still Woozy, Neil Frances and KCRW DJ Jeremy Sole, at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, July 12 at the museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd., L.A. Still Woozy, the project of Oakland-based Sven Gamsky, focuses on mixing acoustic sounds with electronic elements. Duo Neil Frances is preparing to release its debut EP in July. The free event will include food trucks, cash bars and extended hours for the “Made in L.A. 2018” exhibit until 10 p.m. For more information, visit • • • • • Echo Park Project (EPP) will headline the next Sizzling Summer Nights evening, from 5-9 p.m., Thursday, July 12 at the Autry Museum, 4700 Western Heritage Way in

Griffith Park. Created in 2006 by Carlo Lopez, a Latin percussionist from Brooklyn who wanted to recreate NYC’s salsa style in Southern California, EPP’s repertoire is a combination of original material and ‘70s cover tunes. The outdoor party will include free dance lessons with an instructor, access to museum galleries, a separate children’s dance floor and more. Tacos, margaritas and refreshments will be available at Crossroads West. For tickets and more information, visit • • • • • Metro Art will present City of Gold, the “second course” in the “Filmmm” series of foodthemed movies, at 8:30 p.m., Friday, July 30 on the North Patio of Union Station, 800 N. Alameda St., L.A. Directed by Laura Gabbert, the film is a portrait of both L.A.’s culinary culture and food critic and Pulitzer Prize-winner Jonathan Gold. Food trucks in attendance will be Comet BBQ, Boba Ni Taco and LA-Donut. Admission is free, and doors open one hour before the film’s start time. For more information, visit

retractable features. After deployment, the hinge returns to a 90-degree angle, as the micropacemaker orients itself to minimize system stress. The new micropacemaker enables pacing of the left ventricle; most systems only pace the right ventricle. A growing body of research supports the benefits of left ventricle pacing for better cardiac synchrony.

In addition, the design allows formation of a biological support matrix that results from natural fibrosis. “As a mechanical support, this living connective tissue has benefits over the use of synthetic polymer, which can degrade over time,” said Loeb. He added that further testing of the device is ongoing.

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Kamenir-Reznik served as the director of the Commission on Soviet Jewry for the LA. Jewish Federation in the mid’70s and has held leadership roles in a variety of Jewish, feminist and legal organizations, including president of California Women Lawyers and California Women’s Law Center, and trustee of the L.A. County Bar Association and the California State Bar Legal Services Trust Fund. She also cofounded the Self Help Legal Access Centers, with thenSupervisor Zev Yaroslavsky, which now serves more than 200,000 unrepresented litigants in L.A. County each year. Kamenir-Reznik currently serves on the board of the USC School of Social Work, as well as her synagogue, Valley Beth Shalom. Kamenir-Reznik received her B.A. from UCLA, a master’s in nonprofit management from HUC, a master’s in social work from USC, and her juris doctor from UCLA. She is married to Ben Reznik and has children, Yoni, Devi, Sami, and his wife, Rachel, and a grandson, Theo. Kamenir-Reznik replaces Russell Kern as board chair. Kern served in the role for the past three years and will remain on the Beit T’Shuvah board.

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The summary of the key terms of the Wilshire/Rodeo agreement included the following: 1. Holiday Moratorium – Article XIII The City has a policy of prohibiting heavy construction in the Business Triangle during the holiday season, the busiest season for the Triangle, from Thanksgiving through New Year’s Day. Metro has agreed to comply. Metro will work outside the Triangle or within its staging areas, which will be enclosed by a minimum 20-foot high sound wall to avoid the appearance of construction. Construction is also prohibited on days when major events typically occur within the City, such as the Golden Globe Awards and the Academy Awards. 2. Temporary Construction Barrier at N. Canon Drive Stakeholders with businesses on N. Canon Drive requested the installation of a temporary sound wall across N. Canon Drive to mitigate construction impacts. The installation will aid Metro by reducing traffic interference and allowing them to expand their staging area. Public outreach and hearings at the Traffic and Parking Commission resulted in a plan to design a temporary sound wall-cul-de-sac at N. Canon Drive and Wilshire Boulevard. Metro will also improve Canon Drive, Crescent Drive and Clifton Way with traffic control, signage and striping identified by City staff, and restore Canon Drive when construction is complete in 2025. 3. Working Hours During Station Excavation Excavation is the most impactful phase of the construction. The staging yard for the Wilshire/Rodeo station is much smaller than La Cienega, which means the contractor may excavate the station box from the street. The contractor proposed excavation would take place at night but concerns over noise impacts on the hotels and residents led to a request by City staff for a noise study of the impacts. That study has not yet been received. Excavation through the


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The new campaign, which can be viewed online at, is separate from the school district’s own years-long legal battle to best protect students, staff and residents against both Metro and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA). BHUSD began that fight almost seven years ago in response to the L.A.’s transportation behemoth’s decision to re-route the “locally preferred” alignment from Beverly Hills into Century City via Santa Monica Boulevard to instead travel circuitously under BHHS to stop at the yetto-be-built Century City Center on Constellation and Avenue of the Stars. Multiple sources estimate that the change will cost taxpayers at least $400 million more, in addition to triggering widespread concerns in the community about student safety. Running a subway line under BHHS further requires tunneling through pockets of methane gas and scores of abandoned oil wells. “Students and staff...are at risk.,” emphasized one resident who helped craft the website. “When Metro starts tunneling underneath [BHHS], disturbing an oil field that contains pockets of methane and hydrogen sulfite gases, threats ranging from explosions to

street is limited to 7 a.m. – 4 p.m. on weekdays and 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. on weekends. The hours are subject to Council approval and a noise study that demonstrates that the activity will not generate an unreasonable impact to residents, hotels and businesses. 4. Work Hours within the Staging Yards A portion of the work will be conducted during evening hours within the staging yards, enclosed with a 20-foot sound wall. Metro must provide the City with a work plan that includes mitigation measure for the protection of the surrounding neighborhood. The City Council reserves the right to require that any work that unreasonably impacts the area be conducted during daylight hours. 5. Measurable Noise Standard Metro will comply with a noise standard that sets a limit of 5dBA above ambient noise, measure at the property line of the nearest residential noise receptor, monitored on a 15-minute average. Metro has agreed to conduct noise monitoring at the property lines of hotels at heights that are at or above the line of site to construction below. Metro must comply with a list of mitigation measures and a “5-Step Noise Control Plan” intended to gain compliance with the 5dBA standard. The independent noise monitor has the authority to enforce the noise standard and halt work. Noisy activities, such as jackhammering, are prohibited from 6 p.m. – 9 a.m., Mon. – Fri. on all streets and 6 p.m. – 10 a.m. Sat.- Sun. 6. Weekend Work for Full Closures of Wilshire Boulevard Metro is required to complete its deck installation over Wilshire Boulevard and piling across Wilshire Boulevard over 13 consecutive weekends between Fri. at 8 p.m. and Mon. at 7 a.m., similar to the La Cienega station. From La Cienega staff learned that full weekend closures result in fewer impacts to most businesses and commuters. The closures will occur between N. Canon Drive and Beverly Drive. 7. Incentives to Complete Decking Operation Faster

An incentive structure to encourage limiting highly impactful work to the shortest amount of time possible includes a provision that Metro must pay the City $50,000/day for every day beyond 13 weekends on Wilshire, five weekends on Beverly Drive, unless the delay is beyond Metro control. Metro’s contractor will receive a $25,000 bonus per day that it completes the deck installation/piling across Wilshire Boulevard or deck removal work prior to the conclusion of the ninth weekend for each phase on Wilshire, and three weekends for Beverly Drive, possibly as a credit against the contractor’s business license tax obligation to the City of Beverly Hills. It is unclear why the City of Beverly Hills is providing the incentive at their own expense. 8. Business Mitigation Assistance Metro will provide “business mitigation assistance” during construction, including funding programs for advertising local businesses, parking validation, valet services if an existing valet service is impacted, signage and social media for parking availability, public relations and public affairs representatives, public outreach programs, banners and signage for affected businesses, clean-up services for sidewalks, buildings, graffiti etc. at the construction site and other urban design and business assistance. Metro will continue to conduct stakeholder meetings and will change the design graphics twice per year. Metro has agreed to fund the programs regardless of their cost because of the importance of the Triangle to the City’s economic success, approximately $20 million. 9. Traffic Mitigation Wilshire Boulevard: 7 a.m. – 9 a.m. must have three lanes in each direction (two lanes when K-rail is permitted); 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. two lanes in each direction; 4 p.m. – 9 p.m. three lanes in each direction (two lanes when K-rail is permitted); and 9 p.m. – 7 a.m. one lane in each direction. Beverly Drive: 7 a.m. – 9 a.m. two lanes in each direction; 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., one lane in each direction; 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. two lanes in each direction and overnight, 8 p.m. – 7 a.m. one lane for

about a half-block in each direction. It is unclear what impact the singlelane traffic will have on restaurants and businesses on Beverly Drive. 10. On-Street Parking – Article XII Metro will not park, stage, or queue vehicles or equipment on the street except in permitted workspaces unless by agreement with the City. Metro will reimburse the City for any loss of revenue from parking meters. Any spaces removed by the removal of meters will be substituted with an equivalent number of spaces, at the same rate or less, at the nearest facility. 11. Protection for Beverly Hills High School Metro will develop noise criteria in consultation with the Beverly Hills Unified School District and High School administrators; Metro and the City will jointly establish ambient noise levels at a location near the High School’s temporary bungalows; Metro’s contractor will develop noise control plans intended to achieve compliance with the noise criteria. The noise control plan must be updated at least quarterly and submitted to the City for review; Metro will conduct noise and vibration monitoring at the High School at locations mutually agreed to by the School District and Metro; Metro will conduct daily monitoring to verify compliance with all mitigation measures identified in the project’s Final and Supplemental Environmental Impact Report/ Environmental Impact Statement; and If Metro identifies a violation of a mitigation measure or receives a complaint of excessive noise or vibration, it will immediately be required to review its monitoring data or conduct additional monitoring, to ensure noise and vibration levels do not exceed applicable criteria levels. Metro will immediately require its contractor to implement additional mitigation measures or, if possible, reduce construction activities to bring noise and vibration levels below the criteria levels.

immediate sickness...will be unleashed.” Recent BHHS graduate and previous student representative to the Board of Education Jonathan Artal said that many students are concerned about the future as it relates to Metro. “I’m concerned that Metro tunneling underneath BHHS may pose serious risks to student and staff safety and wellbeing,” said Artal, who will matriculate at Stanford University this fall. Almost two years ago, on Aug. 16, 2016, U.S. Federal Judge George Wu ruled that the FTA acted in an “arbitrary and capricious manner” with respect to the environmental effects of tunneling under BHHS in order to reach Century City. Wu further ruled that a supplemental Environmental Impact Review needed to be undertaken in order to give the community a better opportunity to understand the risks related to running a subway tunnel under BHHS. Both the City of Beverly Hills and BHUSD currently have federal lawsuits challenging the legal sufficiency of the resulting court-ordered environmental analysis, which was released in November 2017. Environmental activist Erin Brockovich is also lending her voice to the fight against Metro’s plan. “I truly do have great concerns for

the school and the health and welfare of the students and residents,” said Brockovich, who in 2003 filed suit against BHUSD, claiming that oil wells under the BHHS campus were linked to hundreds of cases of cancer. “[Metro’s plan is] posing another risk to the health and welfare of the students at that school and most people have no idea that the Metro line is going to right under the school.” The petition, which currently had four signatures as of press time Thursday evening, states: “This detour will likely disturb pockets of deadly methane gas and hydrogen sulfide, risking the lives and health of students and faculty.” The website emphasizes that “students are at risk” from methane gas, which is a potentially flammable and explosive hazard, as well as hydrogen sulfide gas. “Methane gas, toxic chemicals and teenagers don’t mix, but this dangerous combination is on the verge of exploding at Beverly High, turning the school into a mega-disaster,” states the narrator’s voice in one video posted on the Stop The Purple Threat website, entitled No Subway Under BHHS. A three-part series of videos, entitled Why We Fight: Beverly High v. Metro also posted on the website,

which was produced by BHHS students through the on-campus KBEV television station, further seeks to educate viewers on the perils of allowing Metro to run a tunnel under the high school. “Simply put, the Purple Line’s designated route under BHHS is a recipe for disaster,” said BHHS senior Sean Toobi, who last month joined the Board of Education as its student board member. “The noise generated by the construction creates an unbearable learning environment for the students and staff,” he told the Courier. “This is no right vs. left issue, but rather right vs. wrong. And a subway under BHHS is by no means a smart choice.” The petition calls on the U.S. president, who owns two homes on North Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, as well as the U.S. Transportation Secretary to suspend federal funding in order to gather more information about health and safety risks, as well as other route options that best address student safety and mass transit needs. “Stopping the federal funding for this project will allow for an independent review and time to bring all parties to the table to resolve this matter,” the website states. “This new route is dangerous, posing health risks to students and faculty.”

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BIRTHDAYS—Celebrating are Ned Beatty, George W. Bush, Kevin Hart, Fred Dryer, James Naughton, Geoffrey Rush, and Sylvester Stallone (July 6); Shelley Duvall, Ringo Starr, Edward Milder, Michelle Kwan, Mary Dohn, and Doc Severinsen (July 7); Wolfgang Puck, Anjelica Huston, Toby Keith and Kevin Bacon (July 8); Fred Savage, Tom Hanks and Jimmy Smits (July 9); Jessica Simpson, and Michael Woods (July 10); Lisa Rinna, Sue Wittner, Giorgio Armani, Tab Hunter, and Suzanne Vega (July 11).

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PROJECT ANGEL FOOD–More than 350 were on hand for Project Angel Food’s silver anniversary Angel Art Charity Auction. Among those on hand were (from left): model Julia Stambler; screen and TV star Charlie Sheen; honoree Catherine Opie; and TV host Jane Lynch. Photos by Jay Alexander

Celebrities and renowned artists gathered at Hollywood’s NeueHouse to raise more than $400,000 for Project Angel Food ( at its 25th Angel Art Charity Auction. Founder Marianne Williamson, 2018 Angel Art Honorary Chair China Chow, and Executive Director Richard Ayoub welcomed the 350 attendees, who included actors Charlie Sheen and Thomas Dekker, actress Sharon Lawrence, model Julia Stambler, mystery writer Carol Higgins Clark, host on NBC-TV’s Extra Michael Corbett and celebrity chef Stuart O’Keeffe. Hollywood Game Night’s Jane Lynch presented the Angel Artist Award to Catherine Opie, an AIDS activist, who told of delivering meals from Project Angel Food’s first kitchen in a West Hollywood church. Gabriel Butu of Mulholland Auctions was the night’s auctioneer, dispensing artworks donated by artists Alma Allen, Alexandra Grant, David Hockney, Shio Kusaka, Antonio Lopez, Catherine Opie, Anthony Pearson, Herb Ritts, Ed Ruscha, and Sage Vaughn to help raise funds for the vital services. Since 1989, Project Angel Food has prepared more than 11 million meals and delivers some 11,000 weekly to men, women and children living with critical illnesses. Since the very first Angel Art Charity Auction, noted artists have created and donated masterpieces to be auctioned off, raising more than $11 million. ****** The Help Group staged its 9th Festival of Arts: A Celebration of Young Artists at the Santa Monica Art Studios. It was sponsored by the Bear Givers, a non-profit dedicated to bringing happiness to the lives of children and adults in need through a variety of programs. Barbara Firestone, the Help Group’s president/CEO, said that the Bear Givers Empowered Art Program enables children with special needs to experience the joy and pride of creating art. Two exhibitions by Help Group students were named ”Through Our Eyes,” a collection of 170 original paintings, and “The Art Of Stem,” a display of honored robotics.

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HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY–The executive staff at one of Beverly Hills’ most popular restaurants, Grill on the Alley, got a jump on Wednesday’s July 4th celebration by donning flag-imprinted dark glasses of red, white and blue for the occasion. From left are: Manny Nieves, assistant general manager; Hector Camacho, maitre’d; and Giorgio Cyphaeus Sease, general manager. They were joined by steady customers Marie and Gary Borofsky of Holmby Hills. GRADUATION DAY–A diploma wasn’t all Ethan Kunin got for graduating from the University of Michigan last week – he also got a copy of the Courier! Kunin, a Beverly Hills High graduate, snapped this photo holding the Courier with his parents Nathalie (a Beverly Hills High graduate) and Doug. Ethan is the grandson of Beverly Hills commissioners Sandy and Barry Pressman. He graduated from Michigan’s School of Economics. To join Kunin in the Carry The Courier Club, snap a photo of yourself holding the Courier on your next trip and email it, along with caption information, to

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PUBLIC NOTICES NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE T.S. No.: 18-01603 Loan No.: *******814 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 01/15/2004 AND MORE FULLY DESCRIBED BELOW. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier's check payable at the time of sale in lawful money of the United States (payable to Attorney Lender Services, Inc.) will be held by the duly appointed Trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to a Deed of Trust described below. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Trustor: ALISSA MASCIARELLA, A SINGLE WOMAN Trustee: ATTORNEY LENDER SERVICES, INC. Recorded 01/26/2004 as Instrument No. 04 0169059 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California, Date of Sale: 07/24/2018 at 10:00AM Place of Sale: Behind the fountain located in Civic Center Plaza, 400 Civic Center Plaza, Pomona CA 91766 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $209,731.66 The purported property address is: 8960 CYNTHIA STREET #CL2 WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA 90069 A.P.N.: 4340021-046 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 wherein the real property is located and more than three (3) months have elapsed since such recordation. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown above. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a

written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Trustee's Sale. 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. 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 the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder's office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call (916)939-0772 for information regarding the trustee's sale or visit this Internet Web site www.nationwideposting.c om for information regarding the sale of this property, using the file number assigned to this case, 18-01603. 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: 06/15/2018 ATTORNEY LENDER SERVICES, INC. DIANE WEIFENBACH, TRUSTEE SALE OFFICER 5120 E. LaPalma Avenue, #209 Anaheim, CA 92807 Telephone: 714-695-6637 Sales Line: (916)9390772 Sales Website: www.nationwideposting.c om This office is attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained

will be used for that purpose. NPP0334972 To: BEVERLY HILLS COURIER 06/29/2018, 07/06/2018, 07/13/2018 –––––– APN: 4340-0211-046 T.S. No.: 2016-1116 Title Order No:160022256 Reference No. 938 BVR CL2 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE UNDER A NOTICE OF A NOTICE OF DELINQUENT ASSESSMENT AND CLAIM OF LIEN. YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A NOTICE OF DELINQUENT ASSESSMENT DATED 3/23/2016. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. Notice is hereby given that on 8/3/2018 at 11:00 AM, S.B.S. Lien Services, As the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Notice of Delinquent Assessment, recorded on 3/29/2016, as Document No. 20160341399, Book , Page , of Official Records in the Office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California, The original owner: Alissa Masciarella The purported new owner: Alissa Masciarella, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States, by 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 state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or a savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state.): BEHIND THE FOUNTAIN LOCATED IN CIVIC CENTER PLAZA, 400 CIVIC CENTER PLAZA, POMONA, CA 91766. All right, title and interest under said Notice of Delinquent Assessment in the property situated in said County, as more fully described on the above referenced assessment lien. The street address and other common designation, if any of the real property described above is purported to be: 8960 Cynthia St # CL2 West Hollywood, VA 90069 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum due under said Notice of Delinquent Assessment, with interest thereon, as provided in said notice, advances, if any, estimated fees, charges, and expenses of the Trustee, to wit: $42,878.96 accrued interest and additional advances, if any, will increase this figure prior to sale. The claimant: Beverly Regent Owners Association under said

Notice of Delinquent Assessment 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 call FOR SALE INFORMATION, PLEASE CALL (855)986-9342, or visit this Internet Web site using the file number assigned to this case 2016-1116 . 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. THE PROPERTY IS BEING SOLD SUBJECT TO THE NINETY DAY RIGHT OF REDEMPTION CONTAINED IN CIVIL CODE SECTION 5715(b). PLEASE NOTE THAT WE ARE A DEBT COLLECTOR AND ARE ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION WE OBTAIN WILL BE USED

FOR THAT PURPOSE. Date: 6/27/2018. S.B.S LIEN SERVICES, 31194 La Baya Drive, Suite 106, Westlake Village, California, 91362. By: Annissa Young, Trustee Sale Officer (07/13/18, 07/20/18, 07/27/18 | TS#2016-1116 SDI11176) –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2018 138016 The following is/are doing business as: 1) BON APPETIT AGENCY 2) BON APPETIT STAFFING AGENCY 1818 Thayer Ave Ste. 204, Los Angeles, CA 90025; Diana Brescia 1818 Thayer Ave Ste. 204, Los Angeles, CA 90025; The business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL registrant(s) has begun to transact business under the name(s) listed in January 2018: Diana Brescia, Owner: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: June 6, 2018; Published: June 15, 22, 29, July 6, 2018 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2018137984 The following is/are doing business as: 1) IDEAL WELLNESS LA 2) IDEAL WELLNESS 3) IDEAL BODY LA 4) IDEAL MELT 1110 S. Robertson Blvd. #6, Los Angeles, CA 90035; Ideal Body LA, LLC 1110 S. Robertson Blvd. #6, Los Angeles, CA 90035; The business is conducted by: A LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY, registrant(s) has begun to transact business under the name(s) listed June 2012: Maria McNally, Manager: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: June 06, 2018; Published: June 15, 22, 29, July 06, 2018 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2018137986 The following is/are doing business as: JVL LOS ANGELES 139 S. Beverly Dr. #227, Beverly Hills, CA 90212; Jacqueline H. Vaneeghen 139 S. Beverly Dr. #227, Beverly Hills, CA 90212; The business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL, registrant(s) has begun to transact business under the name(s) listed May 2008: Jacqueline H. Vaneeghen, Owner: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: June 06, 2018; Published: June 15, 22, 29, July 06, 2018 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2018137988 The following is/are doing business as: KOSPRE 8316 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90069; Day O Productions, Inc. 8316 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90069; The business is conducted by: A CORPORATION, registrant(s) has NOT begun to transact business under the name(s) listed: Reiko Kondo, Vice President: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: June 06, 2018; Published: June 15, 22, 29, July 06, 2018 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2018138016 The following is/are doing business as: 1) BON APPETIT AGENCY 2) BON APPETIT STAFFING AGENCY 3) BA SAFFING AGENCY 1818 Thayer Ave. #204, Los Angeles, CA 90025; Diana Brescia 1818 Thayer Ave. #204, Los Angeles, CA 90025; The business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL, registrant(s) has begun to transact business under the name(s) listed January 2018: Diana Brescia, Owner: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: June 06, 2018; Published: June 15, 22, 29, July 06, 2018 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2018148315 The following is/are doing business as: HOA REALTY 5657 Wilshire Blvd. #130, Los Angeles, CA 90036; Karen N. Jacobs 5657 Wilshire Blvd. #130, Los Angeles,

CA 90036; The business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL, registrant(s) has NOT begun to transact business under the name(s) listed: Karen N. Jacobs, Owner: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: June 18, 2018; Published: June 22, 29, July 06, 13, 2018 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2018150347 The following is/are doing business as: SMARTHOME ADVISORS GROUP 324 S. Beverly Dr. #452, Beverly Hills, CA 90212; Bradley H. Green 324 S. Beverly Dr. #452, Beverly Hills, CA 90212; The business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL, registrant(s) has begun to transact business under the name(s) listed February 2018: Bradley H. Green, Owner: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: June 20, 2018; Published: June 29, July 06, 13, 20, 2018 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2018150351 The following is/are doing business as: FLOW BENJAMINS 9461 Charleville Bl vd. #128, Beverly Hills, CA 90212; Open Point Capital, LLC 9461 Charleville Blvd. #128, Beverly Hills, CA 90212; The business is conducted by: A LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY, registrant(s) has begun to transact business under the name(s) listed April 2018: Tanya C. Hekimian, Manager: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: June 20, 2018; Published: June 29, July 06, 13, 20, 2018 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2018150349 The following is/are doing business as: 1) JOANN SMYTH JEWELRY 2) JOANN SMYTH PEARLS & FINE JEWELRY 115 S. Fairfax Ave. C/O-The Farmer’s Daughter Hotel, Los Angeles, CA 90036; Joann Smyth 115 S. Fairfax Ave. C/O-The Farmer’s Daughter Hotel, Los Angeles, CA 90036; The business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL, registrant(s) has begun to transact business under the name(s) listed January 2013: Joann Smyth, Owner: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: June 20, 2018; Published: June 29, July 06, 13, 20, 2018 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2018152382 The

following is/are doing business as: COMPASSION BRANDS 2160 Century Park East #312, Los Angeles, CA 90067; Caru Di Design, Inc. 2160 Century Park East #312, Los Angeles, CA 90067; The business is conducted by: A CORPORATION, registrant(s) has begun to transact business under the name(s) listed June 2012: Felix R. Wasser, Treasurer: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: June 21, 2018; Published: June 29, July 06, 13, 20, 2018 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2018154797 The following is/are doing business as: BRITANNIA ROW RECORDINGS 11845 W. Olympic Blvd. #1125-W, Los Angeles, CA 90064; Hoco Music Publishing, LLC 11845 W. Olympic Blvd. #1125-W, Los Angeles, CA 99064; The business is conducted by: A LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY, registrant(s) has begun to transact business under the name(s) listed June 2018: Randy Scott Cohen, Manager: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: June 25, 2018; Published: June 29, July 06, 13, 20, 2018 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2018163629 The following is/are doing business as: BABY BOOT CAMP LOS ANGELES (RANCHO PARK & BEVERLY HILLS) 269 S. Beverly Dr. #365, Beverly Hills, CA 90212; Lauren Bendixen 269 S. Beverly Dr. #365, Beverly Hills, CA 90212; The business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL, registrant(s) has begun to transact business under the name(s) listed July 2013: Lauren Bendixen, Owner: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: July 03, 2018; Published: July 06, 13, 20, 27, 2018 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2018163627 The following is/are doing business as: ENCINO TOWERS 5150 Yarmouth Ave., Encino, CA 91316; Migdal Properties, LLC 15940 Valley Vista Blvd., Encino, CA 91436; The business is conducted by: A LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY, registrant(s) has begun to transact business under the name(s) listed November 2012: Mark David Migdal, Member: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: July 03, 2018; Published: July 06, 13, 20, 27, 2018 LACC N/C

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Beverly Hills *BEVERLY HILLS* B R E N T W O O D *BEVERLY HILLS* • BEVERLY HILLS • Golden Triangle 2 BEDROOM, 1 BATH 904-908 Granville Av. • Newly Updated • FRENCH CHATEAU 342 N. PALM DR. 2 BEDROOM + DEN + 2.5 BATHROOM

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1,700sf., Marble in N O W AVA I L A B L E GATED 5 STAR living area, hardwood LUXURY PROPERTIES F & U in bedroom, fireplace, *BEL AIR *WESTWOOD *CENTURY CITY central air, breakfast has French Doors to Completely New area, granite counters, CENTURY PARK EAST Small Covered Balcony. 950sq. ft., Top Floor washer/dryer inside, 2 BDRM /2 BATH / DEN Top Floor with High Luxury 1 Bdrm. $5,950/MONTH Ceilings. Beverly Hills 5-car parking. Unobstructed Views. Jumbo With terrace. School District. Corner Condo.. 2 Large $5,950/Month Modern Upgrades: Balconies. Totally Renovated $4,500/Month Hardwood Floors. Décor 310/666-9572 Kitchen/Baths. Quiet Location hardwood floors, granite Lots of Fitted Closets counters, new cabinetry, Available June 1 *BEVERLY HILLS* stainless steel 1 BEDROOM /1 BATH BEVERLY HILLS ADJ. appliances, Whirlpool NORTH OF WILSHIRE $3,650/MONTH High Floor. Unobstructed East LUXURIOUS jet tub, walk-in shower. Totally Remodeled Views. Jumbo Balcony URNISHED

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• • • • • •


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**C **CENTURY CITY** W E S T L . A . ~ WESTWOOD ~ BLVD. 2220 S. Beverly Glen 1433 Armacost Ave. 1385 Kelton Ave.






« « « « « « « •

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• 310/442-8265 • 550 Veteran Ave. ••••• W E S T L . A . •• 2 B d . + 2 B a . 1433 Brockton Ave. • Single • BRENTWOOD • S p a c i o u s ••••• 922 S. Barrington Av. 1 Bdrm+1 Bath Very spacious, • 1 Bdrm.+1 Bath • Laundry facility, granite counters, 310/826-0541

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11618 Kiowa Ave. • • • • • • • • Newly Updated { { { { { { { • Bachelor SANTA MONICA 1 Bdrm.+1 Bath • Single Patio, stove, 808 4th St. • • • • • dishwasher, on-sight • * * • • * * laundry, parking. + 1 Bd. 1 Ba. A/C, internet access, * C LOSE T O S HOPS pool, controlled access, * * * & R ESTAURANTS . * on-sight laundry. No pets. * L ARGE , U NIQUE 310/479-0700 Close to Whole Foods, AND G ORGEOUS . Transportation Fireplace, balcony, W E S T W O O D and Restaurants. dishwasher, intercom 1380 Midvale Ave. 310/826-4889 entry, elevator, gated • • • • • • parking, gym, pool. 1 Bd. + 1 Ba. BRENTWOOD • Close to Beach • Single 11666 Goshen Ave.


•• ••

•• • •

Steps to UCLA & Westwood Village.

• • • • • • • 1 Bd. + 1 Ba.

2 Bd. + 2 Ba. • • • • • • •

∞ Control access, pool, • Luxury Living • dishwasher, elevator,

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“The Mission” • Westwood •

• • • • •

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gym, parking.

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————— • WESTWOOD •

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Chairman 2014 Paula Kent Meehan President & Publisher Marcia Wilson Hobbs Senior Editor John L. Seitz Special Sections Editor Stephen P. Simmons

LETTER TO THE EDITOR I am at a loss to understand why the City Council permits the Bird or any other scooter to be left on City sidewalks. Not only are they on the sidewalks but have been left on various places in Beverly Gardens along Santa Monica and Wilshire Boulevards. I have rarely seen them on the streets (where I am informed they are supposed to travel) but almost always on the sidewalks, scooting along and barely missing people. It is only a matter of time before someone is hit while walking peacefully on a sidewalk. Riding a scooter on the sidewalks and parkway of Beverly Gardens is a genuine hazard to walkers and runners. We should not have to dodge fast

moving vehicles, albeit small, in order to avoid injury. Are there any instructions to the police department for enforcement of the law in this regard? With respect to drop-offs, why should the owners of the scooters get free access to sidewalks and other properties of the City? If they are using it as a parking lot–which they are–why should they not pay? Unless, of course, it is illegal, in which case the law should be enforced. Licensing these Bird scooters to be on our City’s streets might be a good source of revenue. They certainly do not bring business to the community, just hazards. Richard A. Stone Former Mayor of Beverly Hills

Beverly Hills Total Pay/Wages vs. Other L.A. County Cities Beverly Hills’ Highest Paid Non-Public Safety Employees City Manager – Mahdi Aluzri Salary: $302,399 Total Compensation: $411,454 Assistant City Manager – George Chavez Salary: $271,914 Total Compensation: $399,958 Chief Financial Officer – Don Rhoads Salary: $239,703 Total Compensation: $366,650 Director of Community Development – Susan Keene Salary: $232,048 Total Compensation: $326,665 Director of Community Services – Nancy Hunt Coffey Salary: $214,413 Total Compensation: $324,259 Burbank City Manager – $416,909 General Manager, Water & Power – $333,916 City Attorney – $322,628 Asst. City Manager – $312,840 Asst. General Manager, Customer Service & Marketing – $305,402 Asst. General Manager, Water & Power – $291,687 Asst. General Manager, Water & Power – $281,435 Chief Financial Officer – $275,631 Asst. General Manager, Water & Power – $265,169 Santa Monica City Manager – $465,472 Asst. City Attorney – $437,185 Deputy City Attorney III – $402,462 Deputy City Attorney III – $391,927 Director of Public Works – $384,769 Deputy City Attorney III – $366,911 Director of Community Services – $366,302 Deputy City Attorney III – $359,876 Director of Planning – $357,576 Director of Transit Services – $349,766 El Segundo City Manager – $302,737 Director of Planning/Building Safety – $235,747 Director of Recreation/Parks – $229,833 Director of Finance – $221,099 Director of Library Services – $216,269 Sound Insulation Manager – $183,991 Community Cable Program Manager – $179,444 City Engineer – $176,066 Information Systems Manager – $172,568 Economic Development Manager – $171,011

Chief Information Officer – David Schirmer Salary: $204,507 Total Compensation: $302,045 Asst. Director of Community Development – Rajesh Patel Salary: $181,161 Total Compensation: $278,135 Asst. Director of Administrative Services – Rachelle Ovrom Salary: $180,433 Total Compensation: $274,255 City Engineer – Mark Cuneo Salary: $195,233 Total Compensation: $271,555 Asst. Director Public Works – Patricia Rhay Salary: $187,182 Total Compensation: $265,737 Culver City City Manager - $409,540 City Attorney – $384,615 Asst. City Attorney – $310,143 Chief Financial Officer – $308,684 Public Works Director – $290,001 Chief Information Officer – $287,905 Transportation Director – $287,195 Administrative Services Director – $283,723 Community Development Director – $263,996 Deputy Comm. Development Director – $242,516 Brentwood City Attorney – $321,780 City Manager – $297,770 City Treasurer – $262,973 Director of Parks/Recreation – $259,691 Director of Community Development – $259,438 Director of Public Works – $258,878 Asst. Director Public Works – $239,388 Planning Manager – $219,019 Engineering Manager – $218,121 Director of Human Resources – $214,831 Manhattan Beach Director of Finance – $277,090 Controller – $190,732 Revenue Services Manager – $168,676 Principal Civil Engineer – $168,045 Principal Building Inspector – $141,497 Wastewater & Electrical Supervisor – $140,126 Associate Planner – $130,232 Maintenance Worker IV – $118,665 Engineering Technician – $110,662 Water Plant Operator – $105,804

Note: Beverly Hills employee pay provided by City of Beverly Hills. Compensation information for other cities via and represents total compensation (pay and benefits).

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By Holiday Mathis TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (July 6). Your life will reflect certain trends of the time, though in many ways you’ll be a thought leader. You’ll be heard, admired, followed and loved. The money is extra good in September and November. You’ll travel to win deals and more in 2019. Personal vitality will increase because of the change you make in February. Gemini and Libra adore you. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). In the animal kingdom, enemies are simply other creatures competing for resources. In human terms, enemies seem more nefarious. Are they? Figure out if the opposition is sinister or just competing for the same thing as you. CANCER (June 22-July 22). You'll be wise to spend several hours cultivating good fortune by way of talking with others, sharing your heart, serving, helping and cleaning and clearing your environment to make way for good luck to drop on in. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Friendship is the most valuable thing that the day has to offer. A spontaneous opportunity to connect will pop up and it will be worthwhile for you to veer from your original plan and be social. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You’ve been paying attention. Your best guess is a strong one. Act on it. Don’t talk about it first or you could talk yourself out of it. Action will begin a fortunate chain reaction. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You’ll gravitate to the strong personalities, the intimidating presence, the people who are sure to impress and even intoxicate you. Get ready: They’re sure to throw you off balance. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Dissatisfaction is part of the human experience, so don’t blame yourself or anyone else. Offer yourself some kindness, and wish the best for everyone around you. You’ll be surprised how that turns it around for the better. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You can only experience life from your own point of view. So even though you know that you are not the center of the universe, you have to live as though you are, taking the very best care of yourself that you can. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Socrates said: “I know only one thing: that I know nothing.” And if Socrates (widely regarded as one of the finest minds of antiquity) knew nothing, then you really have to excuse yourself for being under-informed today. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). This is not a game you win once and become champion of forever. Life’s battles are fought over and over. Truly, some of them are getting old. But persist anyway. PISCES (Feb. 19-Mar. 20). Don’t skimp on the details today. It’s important to be faithful in your attention and commitment to small things because it’s the small things that will build your strength. ARIES (Mar. 21-Apr.19). Beware of collective delusion. When you have an unpopular opinion, it’s easy to think that you’re the delusional one–when you’re actually the only one who understands the reality of what’s going on. TAURUS (Apr. 20-May 20). Take a picture of the moon or a sunset and it becomes clear that life often looks a lot better than the picture of life. But then there are times when the picture looks better. You’ll go out of your way because of a photograph.

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