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By Matt Lopez In an effort to gain public favor for yet another pair of water rate increases, City of Beverly Hills staff falsified documents presented to the City Council, according to Beverly Hills Homeowners Association Presidents. The controversy centers on an April 24 meeting between

Homeowners Association (HOA) Presidents and City Manager Jeff Kolin, where the HOA was presented with specifics on the increase. At the May 15 City Council meeting, the council voted 41 (Vice Mayor John Mirisch was the lone dissenter) to increase City water rates 7 percent in Fis(see ‘WATER,’ page 9)

State Demands More Than $150 Million From Cities

BHPD honored departing Capt. Mitch McCann with a flag ceremony. 4

Beverly Hills author launches guide to navigating the dating scene. 5

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City Staff Falsifies Water Rate Increase Documents

DineLA Restaurant Week kicks off at the Four Seasons. 4

Young Ninjas Camp Kicks Off in Beverly Hills. 5

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SUPERINTENDENT—Gary Woods keeps a white board in his office filled with notes on his different goals and aspirations for BHUSD. Courier Photo by Laura Coleman

Woods Reflects On Busy First Year As BHUSD Superintendent By Laura Coleman One year after Beverly Hills Unified School District Superintendent Gary Woods took up the reigns of the school district, the

By Matt Lopez Gov. Jerry Brown and the state are once again reaching into the wallets of its cities and coming away with hundreds of millions of dollars. Earlier this week, 71 cities in L.A. County received demand for payment notices totaling nearly $151 million in money

funded by redevelopment. It’s all a result of AB 1484 and part of Brown’s plan to phase out redevelopment agencies statewide. AB1484 was adopted by the Legislature on June 27 and expands the authority of the state’s Department of Finance. AB1484 allows the department to go to (see ‘REDEVELOPMENT,’ page 15)

former High School English teacher stood in front of the plan that’s been on his wall since his first week in the position and (see ‘WOODS,’ page 9)

Holmby Hills Considers Annexation By Beverly Hills Soldier enjoys dream dinner at the Peninsula. 14 •Arts & Entertainment •Birthdays

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By Laura Coleman Holmby Hills Homeowners Association boardmember Bill Fleischman today met with a local attorney as part of the wealthy enclave’s exploration

Did An Indian Billionaire Prince Drop a 5,000-pound Tip ($7,715) During the Opening Night at the Hot New Club, LouLou’s, the Most Exciting Thing to Happen to London Nightlife in a Generation

Announcements Real Estate Rentals Sales and More

AMANDA FOUNDATION SEEKS EXPERIENCED BOTTLE-FEEDERS FOR PANDORA’S PUPPIES—Pandora, a Great Dane, was picked up off the street and adopted by a family who was, to their surprise, greeted one morning with eight sweet and hungry adorable puppies. They sought the help of the Amanda Foundation and discovered that Pandora needed an emergency operation at the beginning of this week. Unfortunately, the puppies remain with Amanda and they are anxious for help in raising these Great Dane + ? mix until they are ready to be adopted. They will need to be bottle-fed the next three weeks every four hours and kept warm and away from all other animals because they have no immune system. They need to His career with Guns N’ come to you in pairs so they keep each other warm. Their eyes will not open Roses and Velvet Revolver for another week. Please, please call Tracy at 310-278-2935. contributed to the sales of more than 100 million albums. Slash was named as the second greatest electric guitarist by Time Magazine in 2009, behind Jimi Hendrix.

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BHUSD Board of Education Makes Profit On Litigation

Currently on a world tour, Slash returns home to Los Angeles on Oct. 3 when he’ll perform at the Wiltern Theater.

Editorial from Rabbi Pressman AND MORE

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JOKERS WILD—Bosom buddies Slash and Charlie Sheen celebrated at the Hard Rock Cafe after Slash received the 2,473 Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Their kibitzing was nonstop.

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More photos in George Christy’s column on page 6. Be sure to check out George Christy’s Pick of the Week on page 13.

No one likes to sue or be sued in court, but the Beverly Hills Unified School District Board of Education has managed to do the near-impossible: make money on its litigation. After spending approximately $2.2 million with outside lawyers over the last six months, the district can now count over $10 million coming back in the

form of damages and restitution awards from Johnson Controls Inc. (JCI) and former Director of Facilities Karen Christiansen. The remaining cost was forced on the district by a largely-discredited “seismic” report issued by the Metropolitan Transit Authority that claimed an “active earthquake fault” ran under(see ‘PROFIT,’ page 18)


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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING DATE: July 26, 2012 TIME: 1:30 PM, or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard LOCATION: Commission Meeting Room 280A Beverly Hills City Hall 455 North Rexford Drive Beverly Hills, CA 90210 The Planning Commission of the City of Beverly Hills, at its REGULAR meeting on Thursday, July 26, 2012, 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 Conditional Use Permit to allow the conversion of approximately 6,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space to medical office space within the existing commercial building located at 8536 Wilshire Boulevard (Wilshire Le Doux Medical Plaza); and A request for a Conditional Use Permit to allow a portion of the coderequired parking for the proposed medical office conversion to be provided within an off-site commercial building located 99 North La Cienega Boulevard. A total of 12 off-site parking spaces are proposed to be provided at the 99 North La Cienega Boulevard property. This project has been assessed in accordance with the authority and criteria contained in the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), the State CEQA Guidelines, and the environmental regulations of the City. The project qualifies for a Class 1 (Section 15301) Categorical Exemption for operational changes and interior alterations to an existing commercial building, and the project has been determined not to have a significant environmental impact and is exempt from the provisions of CEQA. Any interested person may attend the meeting and be heard or present written comments to the Commission. According to Government Code Section 65009, if you challenge the Commission's action in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the City, either at or prior to the public hearing.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

If there are any questions regarding this notice, please contact Ryan Gohlich, Senior Planner in the Planning Division at 310.285.1194, or by email at rgohlich@beverlyhills.org. Copies of the applications, plans, and Categorical Exemption are on file in the Community Development Department, and can be reviewed by any interested person at 455 North Rexford Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210. Sincerely, Ryan Gohlich, Senior Planner

The Council of the City of Beverly Hills, at its regular meeting to be held on Tuesday, July 24, 2012, at 7:00 p.m., in the Council Chambers of the City Hall, 455 N. Rexford Drive, Beverly Hills, California, will hold a public hearing to consider adoption of: A RESOLUTION OF THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF BEVERLY HILLS AMENDING THE COMPREHENSIVE SCHEDULE OF TAXES, FEES & SERVICE CHARGES FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 2012/2013. The proposed resolution will increase the taxes, fees, and service charges that are charged to the public for the various activities and services as set forth in the schedule for fiscal year 2012/2013. Many of the fees and charges would be adjusted to obtain full-cost recovery. In some cases fees were adjusted by 3% based on the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for November 2011 to reflect the increase in the City’s costs. In other cases, the fees were adjusted to reflect a change in service level, or more equitable distribution of costs, rather than by the CPI. The fees would become effective on September 1, 2012. Copies of the proposed Resolution and the Fee Study Report are available for review or purchase in the Office of the City Clerk, Room 290, 455 N. Rexford Drive, and in the Finance Department, 3rd Floor, 455 N. Rexford Drive, Beverly Hills, California. Any interested person may attend the meeting and be heard. Written comments may also be submitted and should be addressed to the City Council, c/o City Clerk, 455 N. Rexford Drive, Beverly Hills, California, 90210. The comments should be received prior to the hearing date. If you need more information, please contact Carolyn Johnson at (310) 285-2459.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING The Parking Authority of the City of Beverly Hills, at its regular meeting to be held on Tuesday, July 24, 2012, at 7:00 p.m., in the Council Chambers of the City Hall, 455 N. Rexford Drive, Beverly Hills, California, will hold a public hearing to consider adoption of: A RESOLUTION OF THE PARKING AUTHORITY OF THE CITY OF BEVERLY HILLS AMENDING THE COMPREHENSIVE SCHEDULE OF PARKING FACILITY RATES FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 2012/2013. The proposed resolution will add one additional fee to the fees that are charged to the public for the Parking Facility Rates set forth in the schedule for fiscal year 2012/2013. The fees would become effective on September 1, 2012. Copies of the proposed Resolution and the Rate Schedule are available for review or purchase in the Office of the City Clerk, Room 290, 455 N. Rexford Drive, and in the Finance Department, 3rd Floor, 455 N. Rexford Drive, Beverly Hills, California. Any interested person may attend the meeting and be heard. Written comments may also be submitted and should be addressed to the Parking Authority, c/o City Clerk, 455 N. Rexford Drive, Beverly Hills, California, 90210. The comments should be received prior to the hearing date. If you need more information, please contact Carolyn Johnson at (310) 285-2459.

Please note that if you challenge the Council's action in regard to this matter 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.

Please note that if you challenge the Board’s action in regard to this matter 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 Parking Authority, either at or prior to the public hearing.

BYRON POPE, CMC, City Clerk

BYRON POPE, CMC Clerk to the Parking Authority


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PLANS FOR HAWTHORNE — DLR project manager Virginia Marquardt showcases two options for redevloping Hawthorne School on Thursday. Courier Photo by Laura Coleman

Leaders Question Preserving Hawthorne School’s History

DINE LA — DineLA kicked off its first ever summer restaurant week Wednesday morning at the Four Seasons. KTLA Entertainment Reporter Sam Rubin emceed the event that included a “Pro-Am Chef-Off”. Back row (from left): Tom Mullen (American Express VP of large market development), Mark Liberman (CEO of L.A. Tourism and Convention Board). Front row (from left): Ashley James (Four Seasons executive chef), Benjamin Budzak and Valerie Mitchell (amateur chefs who competed in Pro-Am Chef-Off), Susan Feniger (Border Grill chef), Ben Ford (Ford’s Filling Station chef), Sam Rubin and Austin Watkins (Four Seasons’ director of marketing). Courier Photo by Matt Lopez

DineLA Restaurant Week Kicks Off At Four Seasons By Matt Lopez DineLA Restaurant Week launched its first-ever summer restaurant event Wednesday afternoon in the Weatherly Garden at the Four Seasons on Doheny Drive. KTLA Entertainment Reporter Sam Rubin emceed and kept the mood light with quickwitted jokes throughout the af-

ternoon. He also hosted a “ProAm Chef-Off” between Susan Feniger of the Border Grill and Ben Ford of Ford’s Filling Station in Culver City. Keynote speakers at Wednesday’s event included Mark Liberman (president/ CEO of the Los Angeles Tourism and Convention Board), Tom Mullen (American

By Laura Coleman Emotions ran high Thursday morning at Hawthorne School as community leaders gathered to discuss the future of the district’s oldest school. In response to the high costs for bringing the school in compliance with fire, safety and ADA standards–currently estimated at $52 million–for-

mer mayor Ed Brown, who convened the meeting, questioned if spending an additional $3.5 million on historic preservation was in the district’s best interest. “The fact is, we’re going to run out of money,” Cultural heritage Commission Chair Noah Furie said. “And the real (see ‘HAWTHORNE’ page 15)

Express VIP of Large Market Development), Austin Watkins (Four Seasons director of marketing) and Ashley James (the hotel’s executive chef). “Los Angeles has become one of the most popular dining locations in the world,” Liberman told the crowd, who dined on food from Culina, the Four (see ‘DINE LA’ page 12)

BHPD Warns Of Scammers Targeting The Elderly Updated from www.bhcourier.com

By Matt Lopez Elderly Beverly Hills residents are targets of a new telephone scam, according to the Beverly Hills Police Department. Scammers are calling eld-

erly residents and posing as grandchildren with the eventual goal of getting the unsuspecting “grandparent” to send them money. According to Lt. Mark Rosen, scammers will begin

the call saying: “It's me, your favorite grandchild” and the grandparent will guess the name it sounds the most like. Once the scammer decides on (see ‘SCAM’ page 12)

FLAG CEREMONY—Capt. Mitch McCann, a member of the Beverly Hills Police Department for more than 24 years, spoke to a crowd of police, fire and City officials Thursday afternoon after he was honored with a flag ceremony in front of the police station. Last month, McCann accepted the position as police chief in his hometown of Simi Valley. The BHPD raised a special U.S. flag this morning in honor of McCann and had the color guard bring it down to Police Chief Dave Snowden could present it to him at Thursday’s ceremony. Pictured (from left): Dave Snowden, Mitch McCann and acting Simi Valley Police Chief Ron Chambers. Courier Photo by Matt Lopez

Liaison Committee To Discuss Roxbury Monday By Matt Lopez The Parks and Recreation Liaison Committee will attempt to make headway on the Roxbury Park decision-making process when it meets Monday, July 23 at 3 p.m. The liaisons will engage

further discussion on what to do about potential basketball courts and whether to build an indoor gym or a “multipurpose room”. At the last liaison committee meeting two weeks ago, the committee agreed to further

discuss implementing the gymnasium rather than the multipurpose room. The potential gymnasium has been described at previous liaison meetings as a “middle school-type gym” that would (see ‘ROXBURY’ page 12)

CONNOR — Conner is a one-and-a-half year old pure bred German Shepherd who was abandoned with an injured eye. Dawn Vargas of FurBabyRescue.org had him treated at a pet hospital and his eye is healing well. German Shepherds are known for their intelligence and obedience with a willingness to learn and an eagerness to have a purpose. Conner is incredibly friendly and affectionate. He would be a great addition to an active family who has time for walks with a large dog. Those interested in adopting Conner can contact Kira Lorsch at 4Dogs@RHLGroup.com.

Judge Delays Ruling On Fate Of Hannah Carter Japanese Garden Updated from www.bhcourier.com

By Laura Coleman L.A. Superior Court Judge Lisa Hart Cole last Friday postponed judgment on the fate of Hannah Carter Japanese Garden until July 27. Cole directed attorneys for the heirs of Hannah Carter,

who filed a preliminary injunction opposing the sale of the Kyoto-style garden on June 13, to prepare a supplemental five-page brief on whether the UC regents are a government entity or a charitable trust. (see ‘HANNAH CARTER’ page 12)

FROZEN FUN—Fiveyear-old Beverly Hills resident Michael Artzyeli enjoys a frozen popsicle during Camp BH’s Fourth of July kids activities last Wednesday at La Cienega Park. Camp BH kids participated and a variety of fun activities at the park to celebrate Independence day.


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Beverly Hills Law Guild President Earns Lifetime Achievement Award By Matt Lopez Eve Simons, longtime president of the Law Guild of Beverly Hills, was recently honored by the American Lawyers Auxiliary with its 2012 Lifetime Achievement award. The American Lawyers Auxiliary, an American Bar Association-related organization, bestows the award each year upon an individual for “exemplary dedication and outstanding service.” Simons was president of the Law Guild of Beverly Hills (LGBH) from 1993-1998 and the LGBH received an Outstanding Auxiliary award under each year of her leadership. In 1997, LGBH YOUNG NINJAS — Instructor Sensei Shaun Baker helps young karate students practice front kicks as part of the Young Ninja Camp offered through the Beverly Hills Community Services Department. Pictured (from left): Baker, Gabriel Samek and Matthew Goldner. For more information on Young Ninja Camp and other camps, call 310-285-6810. .

City Moves Toward Plastic Bag Ban By Matt Lopez The City of Beverly Hills is ready to take the next step in a potential citywide plastic bag ban. The Public Works Commission was updated on plans for the ban by Senior Management Analyst Daniel Cartagena Thursday morning. He presented the commission with a list of 2,100 businesses that the City plans to reach out to in the coming weeks with

a survey to figure out how often the businesses use plastic bags and to gauge interest on potentially banning plastic bags. “We’re prepared to release the survey and we’re looking at a 10-minute survey,” Cartagena said. “The idea is to give a flavor for how such an ordinance would impact their business.” The issue of banning plastic bags (see ‘BAGS’ page 15)

ARTISTIC —Ameen Hakimianpour, a member of the 2012 graduating class, poses with his portrait of Albert Einstein at last month’s culmination ceremony at El Rodeo School. Hakimianpour, an avid artist, brought his drawing to the culmination ceremony to show teachers and fellow students. The piece is a line drawing done with black pen.

Four Beverly Hills Businesses Listed Among State’s Top 500 Tax Debtors By Matt Lopez Four defunct Beverly Hills businesses are among the Top 500 Sales & Use Tax debtors in California, according to a report released by the State Board of Equalization. The four businesses listed are Moda Amir, Seiniger Advertising, 7250 Entertainment Group, LLC and Beverly

Hills Auto Collection. All four no longer appear to be in business, though a visit to the location of Beverly Hills Auto Collection did produce a showroom full of classic cars that appears to be deserted. Of the four, the BOE has been after Moda Amir, a defunct retail cloth(see ‘TAXES’ page 12)

COCKTAIL WEEK— Mixologist Aaron Stepka (pictured) will host a cocktail class Aug. 8 at Greystone estate to help kick off Beverly Hills Cocktail Week, which runs Aug. 10-18. The class is a collaboration between the Institute of Domestic Technology and the Beverly Hills Farmers Market. For more information visit bhreg.beverlyhills.org .

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earned the coveted Law Day award by (see ‘ACHIEVEMENT’ page 15)

BH Insider Launches Dating Memoir On Wednesday, Beverly Hills residents Barbara Belzberg and Carole Kopple hosted a book signing for author Marcy Miller’s insightful memoir on the dating world in Rebooting In Beverly Hills: A Wise And Wild Path For Navigating The Dating World. During the intimate signing, Miller shared that her memoir was not so much about meeting “Mr. Right” as it was recognizing the strength of her own identity. Book Soup on Sunset will hold a VIP signing on August 2 at 7 p.m. for Miller.

REBOOTING BH — Right (from left): Barbara Belzberg, Carole Kopple and Marcy Miller at the book signing for Miller’s new book hosted at Belzberg’s Beverly Hills home. Bottom: Miller poses with a chocolate cake that was almost as big a star at the event as the author was. .


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George Christy Gotta get my tuxedo pressed, Gotta sew a button on my vest, ‘Cause tonight I’ve gotta look my best, Lulu’s back in town! (Broadway Gondolier, 1935, Al Dubin and Harry Warren)

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obin was devastated, but struck out on his own. “After bankruptcy, litigation, bullying and five years of hard slog,” his sister Jemima Khan tweeted, “Robin’s is a real lesife begins at 8:30” at son in tenacity and perseverLoulou’s. Thus beckons the fea- ance.” ture about London’s hottest new club in our August issue of n the London village of Vanity Fair. An eyeful of pho- Shepherd Market, Robin, 54, tos in its 14-page rainbowland transformed an 18th century of color and pattern. A townhouse at 5 Hertford Street London dreamscape designed into a pasha’s palace serving by Rifat Ozbek for major domo breakfast, lunch, dinner, supper Robin Birley at a cost of 30 mil- and tea, and where you’re lion pounds sterling (one greeted at the entry by a huge British pound is equal to $l.55 stuffed giraffe. Near the Saudi U.S dollars). So reports VF’s A. Arabian Embassy, and the redA. Gill. light district where “ladies of the evening ply a nostalgic he son of club and din- trade to civil servants and ing emperor Mark Birley, Cabinet ministers,” reports Gill, whose posh clubs Annabel’s, “… the new club is a large, Harry’s Bar, George and Mark’s freestanding building that used were the faves of aristocratic to be called Tiddy Dols and London, Robin anticipated was, by taxi drivers’ accounts, being heir to these coveted an aviary of entrepreneurial oases. A terrible family dispute gentlemen’s relief.” involving Robin and his sister India Jane prompted their f in London now or whenfather to pawn off his empire to ever, Loulou’s, as Gill tempts

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oulou’s is named for Yves Saint Laurent’s late muse, Loulou de la Falaise, the “haute bohemienne,” as Judith Thurman assessed her. The opening night attracted Mick Jagger, Kate Moss, Bruce Weber, Daphne Guinness, London and Hong Kong’s restaurant maestro David Tang. Any truth that at the opening an Indian billionaire prince dropped a 5,000 pound tip?

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perfectionist, not unlike his father, who had held up opening Mark’s Club for months when he was disappointed with a custom chandelier, Robin’s equally fastidious. Critic William Cass appeared delighted to find that Robin’s choice of lavatory designer is the historic “Crapper, the Asprey of old-fashioned lavatories,” and quoting Tom Wolfe that “details are the window into the soul.”

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is charging 25,000 pounds for a founder’s membership, and has signed more than 1,000 members. He hired the fabled chef Alberico Penati, whose Italian food at Harry’s Bar in London was better than at Harry’s Bar in Venice. So good that our longago visit to London found us dining at Harry’s Bar every day.

they are home from home … a promise of companionship and camaraderie, of conformity and constancy, a place to do as our fathers did…an oasis, a chapel, a reserve against the terrible mediocrity and slovenliness outside ... the thing you need to remember, the thing about a club, is not who they let in. It’s who they keep out.”

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the readers, is where you’d want to be. A grand night or two or three of champagne-ing, dining, dancing or observing Pretty Young Things and highspirited youthquakers, royals, stately homes heirs, and onthe-town boulevardiers. You’ll need a member to escort you. Maybe a diabolically clever hotel concierge might wangle an invitation. (Not likely, but keep trying.)

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Fashion News & Notes Neiman Marcus, Target Team in Daring Designer Deal Opposites attract, and Neiman Marcus and Target know it. Neiman’s, the luxury chain, and Target, the trendy discounter, are getting together for Christmas in an unprecedented partnership whereby they jointly corralled 24 CFDA designers to create items for a limited-edition holiday collection. The Target + Neiman Marcus Holiday Collection will be sold beginning Dec. 1 at all 1,763 Target stores and the 42 Neiman Marcus stores, as well as online at target.com and neimanmarcus.com. The collection ranges from $7.99 to $499.99, with most items less than $60. Designers who created pieces for the collection include Carolina Herrera, Derek Lam, Diane von Furstenberg, Jason Wu, Marc Jacobs, Oscar de la Renta and Tory Burch, Alice + Olivia, Altuzarra, Band of Outsiders, Brian Atwood, Eddie Borgo, Judith Leiber, Lela Rose, Marchesa, Philip Crangi, Prabal Gurung, Proenza Schouler, Rag & Bone, Robert Rodriguez, Rodarte, Skaist-Taylor, Thom Browne and Tracy Reese. According to top executives from both stores, the collection will include more than 50 limited-edition gifts in men’s, women’s, children’s apparel and accessories, as well as other categories that some of the designers are getting into for the first time, such as sporting goods, home decor, pet accessories and accessories for electronics. “We have been talking to Target over the years about doing some sort of collaboration, but we never found the right time or right way to do it,” until this year, Karen Katz, president and chief executive officer of Neiman Marcus Inc. told WWD in an exclusive interview. “This is kind of ground-breaking. Neiman Marcus and Target share a passion for great design and delighting customers in new and unexpected ways.” “Target and Neiman Marcus are known for charting new terrain and, by joining forces for the holiday season, we’ve set the stage for a redefining moment in retail,” said Gregg Steinhafel, chairman, president and ceo of Target Corp., who visited Neiman’s Dallas headquarters earlier this year,

with some of his top executives, to get the project off the ground. Likewise, Katz led a trip with some of her lieutenants to Target’s Minneapolis headquarters, and lots of meetings with the working teams were held subsequently in both cities, as well as New York to meet with designers. “We are going to merchandise it all together as one shop. Both Target and Neiman’s will be shop concepts,” Tesija said, unlike last year’s Missoni collection at Target where products were spread out in different areas of the store. Target miscalculated the demand which was so enormous that Target’s Web site crashed. To celebrate the partnership, Target and Neiman Marcus are donating a total of $1 million to the Council of Fashion Designers of America. “I can think of no better finale to CFDA’s 50th anniversary celebration than through this extraordinary designer collaboration,” said von Furstenberg, president of the CFDA. “As designers, creativity is our best gift, and with the generous support of Neiman Marcus and Target, we are happy to have created specially designed products as a thank you to share with our consumers and friends.” WWD Qatar Group Acquires Valentino Mayhoola for Investments, an investment vehicle backed by a private investor group from Qatar, has agreed to acquire Valentino Fashion Group SpA. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but Milan-based sources peg the price tag at around 700 million euros, or $858 million at current exchange rates. The agreement was inked between Mayhoola and Red & Black Lux Sàrl, a company indirectly controlled by the Permira Funds in partnership with the Marzotto family. Through the acquisition of VFG, Mayhoola will acquire Valentino SpA and the M Missoni license business, while MCS Marlboro Classics is being carved out from VFG and will remain under the ownership of Red & Black. A Mayhoola spokesperson stated: “Valentino has always been a brand of unique creativity and undisputed pres-

tige. …Our vision is to back management for the long term to exploit the full potential of this exciting brand. We believe Valentino is ideally suited to form the basis for a global luxury goods powerhouse.” Valentino closed the first half of the year with revenues of 186 million euros, or $240 million at average exchange, up 23 percent compared with the first half of 2011. Various investment vehicles from the Arab state have been on a spending spree in luxury and retail in recent years. Investment house Qatar Holding LLC, which was established in 2006 and invests on behalf of the State of Qatar, as it is linked to the Gulf nation’s royal family, took control of Harrods for a reported $2.22 billion in 2010; it has a 1.03 percent stake in LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton and a 5.2 percent share in Tiffany & Co. It also bought 26 percent of British supermarket J. Sainsbury in 2010. Last year, Qatar became the largest shareholder in French media group Lagardère SCA, with a 12.8 percent stake. WWD Marvin Traub, Retail Visionary, Dead at 87 Marvin S. Traub, one of the 20th Century’s most visionary retailers acclaimed for his merchandising and marketing showmanship, died Wednesday at his home in New York. He was 87 and had been working up until June despite declining health for several months. He had been suffering from cancer. The former Bloomingdale’s chairman/CEO was a tireless

Beauty Briefs NUXE Paris launched a new Rose Petal Cleansing Range in June to help the most sensitive skin types combat dryness,redness and clogged pores. Damascus rose, known for it’s softening and moisturizing properties,is the star ingredient and it seems to show promise in the first week of use. The Comforting Cleansing Milk does an excellent job of removing make up and is $22.50. Follow with the Gentle Toning Lotion to remove any excess cleansing milk and the price is also $22.50. The Gentle Exfoliating Gel is $26–and it is gentle–and is recommended to polish your skin twice a week. The Nuxe Paris products are available at: Space NK/Bloomingdale’s in Century City Evolue at 357 1/2 S Robertson Blvd. Bliss Spa in the W Hotel in Westwood. One cure for endless sumchampion of theatrical retailing, having energized the store’s selling floors with exotic import promotions, glitzy galas and designer shops. He transcended the competition by bringing glamour and sex appeal to Bloomingdale’s, making it a magnet for East Side singles, tourists worldwide, and high society, shopped by the likes of Jacqueline Kennedy, Lady Bird Johnson, Faye Dunaway and Diana Ross. They all had charge cards. Traub spent a total of 41 years at Bloomingdale’s, starting as a merchandise assistant. He served as CEO for 13 years until 1991, and was also president of the store for nine years. After leaving Bloomingdale’s, he parlayed his experience and reputation into a second career forming the

mer skin blues is to treat post summer hyperpigmentation with SOTHY’S (W.) + Double Action Serum now and take advantage of the most potent active ingredients to address uneven skin tone and reduce melanin synthesis. This serum takes a two part approach-you pump the number 1 side in the am for the brightening solution which can be applied to the entire face for “overall radiance” or applied locally on targeted spots. In the evening pump the number 2 side for the brightening peel which has exfoliating action thanks to the first ever combination of coupled AHA, and bonded BHA and AHC. The price is $95. Salons that carry Sothy’s products are : Anastasia at 438 N Bedford Drive La Peer Salon & Spa at 8950 Olympic Blvd. Verabella Skin Therapy at 301 N. Canon Drive Marvin Traub Associates consulting firm and working with many top brands, real estate firms and retailers on growth strategies. His most satisfying assignment occurred two decades after leaving Bloomingdale’s, when he was able to work once again with the retailer on planning its first store outside the U.S., which opened in Dubai in 2010. WWD Nordstrom to Open Topshop Departments Nordstrom will take a trendy turn this fall by opening Topshop departments inside 14 locations in September. Each Nordstrom location will install 2,500-square-foot Topshop women’s and 1,500square-foot Topman departments. The locations are spread across the country. “We think our customers are going to love their take on trend-led fashion at great prices,” said Pete Nordstrom, Nordstrom’s president of merchandising. WWD


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touted the district’s successes. “The whole purpose of the organziation...is teaching and learning,” he said. Woods came to Beverly Hills after a successful four-year tenure as superintendent of the San Marino Unified School District. Highlights of the district’s accomplishments during his first year include maintaining class sizes, no layoffs of teachers, staff or administrators, establishment of new programs (Enhanced K-5 Writing Program and New Math Initiative partnership with Loyola Marymount University at the high school), and the adoption of a more flexible elective schedule in middle school. Woods said he spent much of his first year in the position developing the plan and getting to know people–“basically living in the district for a year and getting a firsthand perspective and all those key things that make up the district.” “The first important step in changing culture is language,” Woods said. “The plan lays out the language of

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of Los Angeles’ refusal to repave the steets of the Beverly Hills-adjacent neighborhood. “Holmby Hills has been sending millions of dollars to Los Angeles [in property taxes] and we’re getting back thousands,” Fleischman told The Courier. “That’s not fair.” During the public comment portion at last week’s City Council meeting, Fleischman asked council members to consider annexing everything north of Sunset Boulevard and east of Beverly Glen. Fleischman said he had recently learned that it would be at least two years before Los Angeles would be

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cal Year (FY) 2012/13 and an additional 7 percent in 2013/14. Water rates were raised 8 percent in both FY’s 2008/09 and 2009/10. A 48-page document presented to the council by Senior Management Analyst Christian Di Renzo claimed that the presentation was “well-received” and that HOA members “broadly supported the rate increase”. Both statement are completely false, according to Thomas White, chairman of the Municipal League of Beverly Hills, and several other HOA presidents and members. When pressed about the quotes after White spoke to the city council at its July 3 meeting, Kolin claimed Woodrow Clark, a member of the Muni League board, asked for a vote and the members present “spontaneously voted for it”. White told The Courier no formal vote was ever taken at the meeting and no agreement or endorsement was made on the presentation in any way. He said while Clark is a member of the Muni League board, he does not represent the board. White said the meeting was simply a discussion between the HOA and staff and White himself expressed

what excellence...taking the language and turning it into excellence, that’s the challenge.” Going forward he expects there will be culture-shaping efforts and galvanizing everyone to realize their leadership responsibilities, such as by finding ways to advance teachers’ roles. “Teaching and learning are the two most important parts of this organization by far,” he said. “As a leader we need to keep track of what we do well and then reinforce them...replicate what you do well.” Woods said he is optimistic for the coming years. “We have the team we need,” he said. “And we have the people in the places they need to be to be successful. We couldn’t necessarily say that at the beginning of the year.” Woods said that bringing the right team together, crafting stability and implementing the vision were foundational for the district’s coming success. “In all honesty, I’m trying to carve out a longterm postion here,” he said. “I’m not looking at this short term. We’ve got a lot of work to do and it’s going to take a long time to get through all of it.” able to pave the Holmby Hills streets. “You can imagine how frustrating it is,” he said. “They take our money and throw it at the bigger problems and things like our crumbling infrastructure aren’t important.” According to City Attorney Larry Weiner, Beverly Hills has yet to perform a cost analysis or examine a proposal. Weiner said should the process proceed, the first step would be for the homeowners or City to apply to the Local Agency Formation Commission. Annexing any city into Beverly Hills needs to be looked at very carefully to analyze what benefits if any there are to our City and its residents,” Councilmember Lili Bosse said. several concerns at the meeting, including the City marking up the price on the water it receives from the Metropolitan Water District. Steve Dahlerbruch, President of Beverly Hills Roxbury Park HOA and Judy Okun, a member of the Southwest HOA Board, confirmed independently to The Courier that no vote or agreement took place on the presentation. “We never vote on any of these things; we ask questions and we ask for explanations on certain things,” Dahlerbruch told The Courier. “The City holds a monopoly on water delivery in Beverly Hills. Both residents and businesses have every right to object to the City’s astronomical water rate increases over the last few years,” White told The Courier. White said he wanted to make it clear the City’s various HOA’s do not support the rate increase and to make sure residents knew about the inaccuracies in the City’s reporting of the issue. “At a minimum, we are entitled to independent, objective and unbiased information in staff presentations and written reports,” White said. “Instead, we’re too often receiving skewed and incomplete data, and blatant sales pitches.”


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•Concern Foundation Block Party Tomorrow At Paramount Concern Foundation for Cancer Research will stage its 38th annual block party “Oh, What a Night” at Paramount Studios tomorrow from 6 p.m. in celebration of the 60th anniversary of the birth of Rock n’Roll and the legacy of pioneer DJ Alan Freed. His son, Lance Freed, president of Rondor Music Publishing Group, will be the honoree. More than 50 area restaurants will provide the food catering with entertainment and dancing to the Tom Nolan Band, The Wonderelles and Dwayne Brown. Check: info@concernfoudation.org or www.concernfoudation.org; call 310-360-6100. •George Clooney To Be Honored At Carousel Of Hope Gala The 26th Carousel of Hope gala, the world’s premier charity event benefiting childhood diabetes, hosted biannually by Barbara Davis and presented by Mercedes Benz, is set for Saturday, Oct. 20, at The Beverly Hilton. Oscar-winning actor George Clooney will receive “The Brass Ring” award whilefeatured performers include soul legend Aretha Franklin,

R&B and pop icon Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds. Jay Leno of Beverly Hills will once again emcee whileDavid Foster and George Schlatter reprise their roles as music director and producer. The legendary gala benefits the Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes, the country’s leading care and research center for type 1 diabetes. –reported by Joan Mangum •NCJW/LA Sets Open House To Recruit Needed Volunteers The National Council of Jewish Women's Los Angeles Section has volunteer opportunities available, and the public is invited to learn more about them at a Volunteer Open House, Tuesday, Aug. 7, from 67:30 p.m. The event will be held at 543 N. Fairfax Ave. NCJW/LA volunteers and staff will be on hand to provide information about the nonprofit's many programs and how potential volunteers can get involved. NCJW/LA serves more than 15,000 individuals each year by providing over 220,000 hours of programs and services with the support of 400 volunteers. To RSVP, contact Chloe Hanna at 323-852-8515 or whw@ncjwla.org. •’Saturdays Off The 405’ Concerts At Getty Museum The Getty Museum, 1200 Getty Center Dr., is continuing

with its “Saturdays off the 405” concert series by presenting Janka Nabay and the Bubu Gang tomorrow from 6 to 9 p.m. Nabay is the undisputed “king of bubu,” a frantic dance music style from Sierra Leone. On June 28, it will be vintage R&B revivalist Nick Waterhouse, backed by the Tarots, at the Getty. Call 310-440-7300. •L.A. Lawyers Philharmonic Concert Extraordinaire Beverly Hills resident Gary S. Greene will conduct the Los Angeles Lawyers Philharmonic and the 100+-

member Legal Voices in its 3rd Annual Concert Extraordinaire at Walt Disney Concert Hall downtown on Saturday, July 21 at 8 p.m.. Actress June Lockhart will emcee the concert that features the dynamic Carmina Burana, selections from Les Miserables and the song Time To Say Goodbye made famous by Andrea Bocelli. For information, visit www.lalawyersphil .org or call 310-275-7511.

HEART FOUNDATION–The Heart Foundation’s Steven S. Cohen Humanitarian award was presented to Kimberly and Dr. P.K. Shah at its gala fundraiser in The Hollywood Palladium. Pictured (from left) are music legend Paul Anka, singer Michael Buble, Dr. Shah, and composPhoto by Vince Bucci er David Foster. Ryan Seacrest emceed.

WOUNDED WARRIORS–Beverly Hills composer/lyricist Carol Connors flew to Florida last week to do a 40-foot deep sea dive off Key Largo to call attention to the Wounded Warrior Project (www.woundedwarriorproject.org) for injured and disabled veterans and their families.

•Theatre West’s 50th Anniversary To Salute Beau Bridges Theatre West will celebrate its 50th anniversary on Sept. 13 and honor actor Beau Bridges with the inaugural “Betty Garrett Lifetime Achievement” award at Taglyan Cultural Complex, 1219 N. Vine St. in Hollywood. Presented by Lyn and

Norman Lear, other gala chairs are Susan and Jeff Bridges, Linda Pace and Abbott Alexander, Chazz Palminteri and Garrett and Andrew Parks. Individual tickets are $500. Call 310-201-5033. For more information about Theatre West, visit www.theatrewest. org.


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Both properties were willed to the University by former UC Regent Edward Carter and are now listed for sale by Coldwell Banker for a total of $14.7 million. Cole said determining whether the university is a charitable trust or a public entity is foundational for deciding whether the university breached its contract to maintain the garden in perpetuity by successfully petitioning a judge in Alameda Superior Court to sell the property without notic-

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ing store, the longest. Moda Amir, 9641 Sunset Blvd., had a tax lien first brought against it in April 2000 and currently owes $557,668 in unpaid sales tax. Don Harrison, budget and revenue officer for the City, said Moda Amir closed its sales tax permit with Beverly Hills in 2004 Seiniger Advertising, a company run by Tony Seiniger, whom USA Today once referred to as the “king of Hollywood film posters,” had a lien brought against it in Dec. 2004. The City has no business tax record for Seiniger Advertising and it closed its sales tax permit in 2004. The firm was at 9320 Wilshire Blvd. The company currently owes $1.5 million in back taxes. Harrison said the City has no business tax record for Seiniger Advertising and its sales tax permit was closed in 2004. 7250 Entertainment Group, LLC, which was listed as doing business as El Guapo Cantina, a Mexican restaurant at 7250 Melrose Ave. in West Hollywood, owes $77,000 in back taxes. The LLC was listed under a Beverly Hills address at 9903 Santa Monica Blvd. #1103. Harrison said the City has no record of it ever paying a sales tax in the City.

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stand around 25-28 feet high and be 5,100 square feet. RTK presented a concept that included a net gain of approximately 8,700 square feet of green space. Saving green space was one of the main directives given by the City Council.

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Seasons’ popular restaurant specializing in modern Italian cuisine. Chef James said that while recently in Europe, he was asked constantly about the L.A. dining scene. He mentioned that the area has a growing reputation of being a top-notch food destina-

Harrison said he was unable to find records of the Beverly Hills Auto Collection, which owes $659,000 in back taxes, ever doing business in the City. The address listed by the BOE is 209 S. Robertson Blvd. For the last several years, Beverly Hills Classic Cars has resided just next door at 207 S. Robertson Blvd. and currently houses numerous classic sports cars in what appears to be a deserted building with no signs nor lighting. Calls to Beverly Hills Classic Cars and its owner Andy Cohen regarding a possible connection with the B.H. Auto Collection were not returned. Harrison said B.H. Classic Cars closed its sales tax permit in 2009. It registered for a business tax as Beverly Hills Sports and Classic Cars in Jan. 2006 and closed that account in Oct. 2011. Jerome Horton, chairman for the Board of Equalization, said at this point, there is no confusion nor miscommunication – anyone listed on the top 500 is simply a delinquent tax payer. “These organizations have had ample time to set up a payment plan,” Horton said. “Many of these organizations will shut down intentionally and then reopen at a later date.” In addition to the gymnasium/multipurpose room debate, the liaison committee will also continue discussion on what to do about potential field irrigation and drainage issues and how to proceed with those repairs during the renovation. After the liaisons meet on June 23, the City Council is expected to discuss the new Roxbury Park concepts at its July 24 study session. tion in other parts of the world. The goal of dineLA Restaurant Week is to introduce diners to an assortment of eateries in different locations throughout LA. County. This year, dineLA Restaurant Week runs from July 1627. Menus for participating restaurants, as well as pricing info, is available at dineLARestaurantWeek.com.


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Ice Age: Continental Drift–My Granddaughter Loved It–Me, Not So Much I took my 6-year-old granddaughter, Cleo, to a screening of Ice Age: Continental Drift. She came equipped with a lunch box filled with cookies and other assorted goodies. I took a seat on the aisle because, as I found out a few screenings ago, when bored she takes off for the bathroom and refreshment stand. Fortunately, there are no refreshment stands at screenings, hence the lunch box, so that issue was academic. When we entered the room, production notes and 3D glasses in hand, she sat herself down and asked me when I thought lunch boxes first were invented. I told her many years ago. “When you were younger?” I told her even before I was born. She was floored with that statistic. The lights lowered and Ice Age: Continental Drift came on the screen featuring my favorite character, Scrat, the sabertooth squirrel. All the kids, including me, squealed with delight and laughed at his antics. I had hoped, as I have in the past, that the film would evolve about Scrat. It didn't but every so often, he floated in and out of the screen. Although the stories of the subsequent Ice Age movies don't live up to the promise of the original for me, Cleo was taken with each character and adventure. The 3-D glasses never came off her adorable face and she never once asked me to take her to the bathroom. I would have welcomed the brief respite but was very happy that she was loving every moment of the on-screen adventure. At this time may I extend a hand of thanks to Ray Romano, John Leguizamo, Denis Leary, Queen Latifah, Peter Dinklage, Jennifer Lopez, Nick Manaj, Wanda Sykes and Keke Palmer for making it possible for this reviewer to spend some terrific quality time with my darling Cleo. When I dropped her off at her mommy's, she gave me a kiss on the cheek, a “thank you” and “I love you.” There is no reward greater on this earth than to receive those beautiful and meaningful words from a grandchild. Mom, dad, grandfather, grandmother, your reaction to the movie might be cold but when you hear those words of appreciation as I did, you will melt as sure as the driven snow on a blistering hot day. From me: 2 Bagels out of 4 From Cleo: A trillion, million Bagels out of 4

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Skirball Center Schedules Series Of Thursday Night Sunset Concerts Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., has scheduled a series of free “Sunset Concerts” starting at 8 p.m. on Thursday nights. The schedule begins July 26 with Samba Mapangala and Orchestra Virunga. This will be followed with the Israeli-based Alaev Family on Aug. 2 and then the West Coast premiere of Cuban composer Roberto Juan Rodriguez and Orchestra Sarabia Aug. 9.

Another West Coast premiere takes the Aug. 16 spotlight with Quebec’s trio of Eric Beaudry, Andre Brunet and Pierra-Luc Dupuis. Grammy-nominated La Santa Cecilia brings Latinsounds on Aug. 23 with Eric Bibb’s String Band featuring Dirk Powell and Cedric Watson completing the series Aug. 30. Seating is on a first come, first served basis. Visit: www.skirball.org

DECADES IN THE MAKING—Ex-GI Richard Emmons and his wife Marta (center) stand with Peninsula Beverly Hills Executive Chef James Overbaugh (far left) and Managing Director Offer Nissenbaum that recaptured one Emmons enjoyed 41 years ago at The Peninsula Hong Kong.

The Peninsula Makes Ex-GI’s Food Dream Come True After 41 Years At The Peninsula Beverly Hills, Executive Chef James Overbaugh often gets special requests from guests – usually for dishes that are low sodium, gluten free, or vegan. The guest request that chef received recently, however, was so special, he called upon Managing Director Offer Nissenbaum to help fulfill it. Orange County resident Richard Emmons had called to say that he was driving to Los Angeles with his wife to go shopping. He wanted to make a reservation for lunch, and wondered if the chef could recreate the garlicbutter prawns dish he had eaten at The Peninsula Hong Kong in July 1971. Emmons explained that 41 years ago, when he was 24, a U.S. army sergeant in Vietnam, he had wandered into the iconic hotel on his last day of R&R. Awed by its elegance, he decided to splurge on dinner. Though The Peninsula’s Verandah Restaurant had a dress

code, the maître ‘d wouldn’t hear of turning him away. He lent Emmons a tie to wear with his “civvies” and invited him in. Emmons recalled enjoying a fabulous lunch of prawns in a luscious garlic-butter sauce,

the restaurant staff seeing to his every need. “I said to myself, ‘Enjoy every minute of this, because tomorrow you’ll be eating army glop back in Vietnam,” he said. “I skipped dessert because I couldn’t afford it, but left the restaurant a happy man.” On Emmons’ way out, a staff member asked if he need-

ed a ride. “I didn’t have money for a taxi, so I told him I was going to the PX–I would walk.” The staff member insisted. He escorted Emmons to The Peninsula’s gleaming Rolls Royce, which whisked him away. “I never forgot the gracious welcome The Peninsula had shown a young GI,” said Emmons. Cut to July 10, 2012: Emmons dined with his wife Marta at The Peninsula Beverly Hills’ Belvedere Restaurant – Caesar salads followed by Chef Overbaugh’s modern rendition of garlic-butter prawns, with forbidden black rice. For dessert, crème brulée and chocolate-caramel cake. Emmons thanked the chef for a wonderful lunch. “I was lonely when I dined at The Peninsula Hong Kong, but today, at The Peninsula Beverly Hills, I enjoyed it with my wife,” said Emmons. “Since the war I have been blessed with a rich life – an education, a career in government, a happy marriage – I have much to celebrate today.” Emmons was surprised when the chef refused to give him a lunch check. He was even more surprised when the latter escorted the couple outside, to the hotel’s Rolls Royce Phantom. Instead of the PX, the Emmons’ destination was Bloomingdale’s. “It was an honor and a privilege to cook for Mr. Emmons, both as an American and as a member of The Peninsula team,” said Chef Overbaugh, as the Rolls Royce whisked them there in Peninsula style.


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cities and demand city sales tax and property tax revenues, as well as imposing penalties. “It was unreasonable for the state to think that cities could repay a large amount of money on such short notice,” L.A. County Supervisor Mike Antonovich told The Courier. “(It is) another example of the state's inability to solve its own budget problems and simply put the burden on the backs of local governments and school districts.” In April the California Supreme Court entertained giving cities the right to keep their agencies afloat with a “pay to play” option. Under that option, cities would have the right to continue with business as usual on the condition that cities pay the

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was first raised by Vice Mayor John Mirisch in October. In May, Los Angeles joined other major cities in the state like San Francisco, San Jose and Long Beach in passing a plastic bag ban. San Francisco was the first city to ban plastic bags in California when it did so in 2007. Santa Monica instituted a plastic bag ban in September. The L.A. County Board of Supervisors passed an ordinance to ban plastic bags in July 2011. The ordinance calls for a 10-cent charge when a paper bag is given to a customer. Cartagena told the commission that the council could decide to

state a large up-front sum, followed by annual residuals. The “pay for play” option was declared to be unconstitutional. What was not considered unconstitutional was the destruction of redevelopment agencies. What is important to note is that the $151 million due July 12 is just a portion of proceeds that cities are generating, through liquidation and other means, to the state of California. The following is a brief list of local L.A. County cities and the amounts they owe: City of L.A., $51.8 million; Santa Monica, $12 million; Industry, $6.1 million and Long Beach, $8.2 million. L.A. and Santa Monica City officials did not respond to The Courier’s request for comment. Some cities, such as Bakersfield, are reportedly considering taking legal action against the state.

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the American Bar Association. Under Simons’ leadership, awards with honorariums were reinstated to help give recognition to law students at local law schools for both community service and academic excellence. Simons also led the organization from 2007-12 and restored and updated the LGBH Court Tour Guide, a program for classrooms of students at the Beverly Hills Courthouse. She also led the up-

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question is, how much do we value the historic resources of the community?” Santa Monica-based DLR Group showcased two options with those in Winston Chua contributed to this article attendance: one option included keeping the 1928 main building designed by Ralph C. Flewelling but called for veer away from under the county’s um- new construction on either side with brella in adopting an ordinance, in the elementary school on the south which case the City would have to un- side and the middle school on the north side; the second option featured dergo a supplemental EIR. “I tend to think our retail customers a new main building while keeping the may feel there are materials that could facade, tower and front buildings. The be defined as plastic bags are part of cost for keeping the 1928 building was their brand,” Cartagena said. “So the $82 million, not including additional question is how do we get some of these costs related to historic preservation. Combined with modernizing the major retailers to change?” auditorium, lead paint abatement, abThe survey will be sent out via selfsestos removal and other structural addressed stamped envelope. The commission discussed whether changes, including the possible addiit would be easier to send the survey via tion of an elevator, the costs for modernizing the buildings versus new cone-mail. Cartagena said the results would be struction were close. In response to the Board of Educaskewed due to the fact that providing an e-mail addresses is optional when busi- tion directive for a historical assessnesses submit a business license registra- ment on the major building (originally intended as the premiere building for tion.

July 13, 2012 | Page 15 dating of the animated DVD “ShaLaw-Law” with a teachers guide to use in classrooms. In addition to her work in Beverly Hills, Simons served for ten years on the Board of American Lawyers Auxiliary (ALA), a national organization which serves as a parent group for all Auxiliaries throughout the country. She created the ALA Publicity and Public Relations Program. Simons served on many PTA and School Council boards. the school district), the courtyard and various character defining elements, DLR project manager Virginia Marquardt said plans were intended to combine modern and traditional while making the school “as friendly as possible” accessibility wise. Voters originally approved a $42 million bond to modernize the school. The current budget for just construction is $52 million, which doesn’t include soft costs or contingencies. “We don’t have the money,” Brown said. “We don’t even have the money to finish the High School. “Right now we’re $20 million short of satisfying the needs of the high school and have no money for El Rodeo and Beverly Vista.” Brown said the $334 million school construction budget was insufficient and questioned whether spending additional money on preserving history would best serve the students and community. “There’s almost an eagerness and a zeal [for] new,” Vice Mayor John Mirisch said. “I have a feeling with what we’re dealing with here is of great historical significance.”


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M E D I C I N E , H E A LT H & W E L L N E S S

UCLA’s Heart Transplant Program Reaches 2,000 And Counting The UCLA Heart Transplant Program performed its 2,000th heart transplant surgery in June, becoming the first program in the western U.S. and only the second in the world to achieve this remarkable milestone. “It is extraordinary that 2,000 donor hearts have been transplanted at UCLA, giving new life and new hope to pediatric and adult patients ranging in age from two weeks to 77 years,” said Dr. Abbas Ardehali, professor of cardiothoracic surgery and director of the heart and lung transplant program at UCLA. “Not only is this historic

occasion a time for celebration, it is also an opportunity to thank those thousands of organ donors and their loved ones who gave the precious gift of life.” Founded in 1984, the program has been a world leader in its field and was recognized in 2010 by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Resources as the nation's best heart transplant program. Today, the program prides itself on superior outcomes, low mortality on the wait-list, and use of innovative and cuttingedge approaches in the fields of

2000TH HEART TRANSPLANT–Bill Meadows (left) of Riverside was the recipient of the 2,000th heart transplant surgery last month as part of the renowned UCLA Heart Transplant Program.

heart failure and transplantation. Patients come to UCLA for heart transplants from all parts of California and neighboring states, including Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada and even Hawaii. UCLA's team has pioneered research leading to novel antirejection medications and strategies, including the use of lipid-lowering statins, that have resulted in better rejection outcomes for all heart transplant recipients. The program continues to reduce post-transplant complications, and its incidence of donor heart rejection is the lowest in the country, with only 5 percent of patients experiencing biopsy-proven rejection. “We are pleased to offer our patients a concept of care that integrates cutting-edge science with humanism and takes the patient's perspective seriously,” said Dr. Mario Deng, professor of medicine and medical director of the integrated UCLA advanced heart failure, mechanical support and heart transplant program. “For example, we spearheaded development of the first genomic heart transplant rejection-monitoring blood test cleared by the Food and Drug Administration, called Allomap. This simple test allows us to monitor rejection in our stable heart-transplant patients and safely personalize immunosuppression drugs to reduce side effects, while reducing painful, invasive heart-muscle biopsies. This approach underscores our reputation as a leading interna-

tional heart transplant center, not only with respect to superb survival outcomes but also excellent patient satisfaction.” Yet while heart transplants save lives, there are not enough organ donors to help every patient on the waiting list, UCLA doctors say. Currently, there are more than 4,000 people nationwide, including children, waiting for a new heart. “We have achieved 2,000 heart transplant surgeries, but we are still counting,” said Dr. Juan Alejos, medical director of the pediatric heart transplant program at Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA. “We urge everyone to discuss organ donation with their family and register to become a donor. Organ donation truly saves lives.” To learn more about all of UCLA's transplant programs, visit www.transplants.ucla.edu.

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Children’s Hospital L.A. Reseacher Discovers Micro RNA Mechanism Required For Growth, Spread Of Cancer And Other Immune System Diseases; May Have Major Clinical Implications A previously, little knownmechanism for the growth and spread of cancer has been reported by Muller Fabbri, MD, first author on the paper that recently appeared in the early edition of the Proceedings Of The National Academy Of Sciences. This mechanism may have implications for all types of cancer and other diseases of the immune system. Though the study is preclinical, it provides a rationale for the development of new cancer treatments. “To design innovative treatments against diseases like cancer, researchers need to identify potential vulnerabilities in how the disease develops. Dr Fabbri and his colleagues have accomplished that goal,” said Brent Polk, MD, director of The Saban Research Institute of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. “In this study we discovered a completely new mechanism used by cancer to develop, grow and spread,” said Fabbri, a researcher at the Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Diseases at CHLA. (He is also an assistant professor of Pediatrics and Molecular Biology and Immunology at USC’s Keck School of Medicine. “But what is even more exciting is now we have identi-

CHLA RESEARCHER–Muller Fabbri, M.D., a reseacher at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and assistant professor of Pediatrics and Molecular Biology and Immunology at USC’s Keck School of Medicine, has reported on a new micro-RNA mechanism which may have clinical implications in the treatment of cancer and other diseases of the immune system.

fied a key mechanism used by cancer cells to grow and disseminate. Therefore, we can develop new drugs which can fight tumors by entering this newly identified breach in cancer’s fortress. Finally, we show this mechanism involves TLR8, a fundamental receptor of the immune system, suggesting the implications of this discovery may extend to autoimmune and other inflammatory diseases.” Scientists have shown that small fragments of RNA (called

micro-RNA or miRNA) are present in the blood of cancer patients at different levels than in healthy patients. This has led to the conclusion that miRNAs are excellent biomarkers for the diagnosis of cancer, since they can differentiate a cancer-bearing patient from a healthy one. Cancer cells release miRNAs both into their surrounding micro-environment and into the circulation. This is the first report showing a previously unknown cross-talk

between cancer cells and immune cells, mediated by cancer cell-released miRNAs, represents a new mechanism for the growth and spread of cancer cells. “This study reveals a new function of microRNA, which we show binds to a protein receptor,” said Carlo Croce, MD, director of Ohio State’s Human Cancer Genetics program. “This tells us some cancer-released microRNAs can bind and activate a receptor in a hormonelike fashion, and this has not been seen before.” Fabbri, Croce and their colleagues demonstrated that lung cancer cells are able to secrete miRNAs inside of small vesicles, called exosomes, and the surrounding immune cells normally present in the tumor are able to capture and engulf these exosomes and the miRNAs contained in them. They found that two miRNAs contained in the exosome (called miR-21 and miR-29a) are able to bind to a receptor, called toll-like receptor 8 (TLR8). Once miRNA binds to TLR8 in the immune cells, it activates the receptor and causes therelease of interleukin-6 (IL-6) and tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-a), resulting in proliferation and increased metastatic potential of

the cancercells. The study also shows immune cells within a tumor, may be unable to destroy cancer cells and may actually be necessary for their growth and dissemination. The clinical implications of this discovery are significant since identifying a completely new mechanism used by cancer cells provides an opportunity for therapeutic intervention. Developing drugs that interfere with the cancer cell’s ability to release this miRNA-mediated signal to the surrounding immune cells may effectively interfere with the ability of cancer to grow and spread. Stuart Siegel, MD, director of the Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Diseases commented: “As new technology allows researchers to ‘peel the onion’ back on how cancer cells actually grow and spread, discoveries such as the one described by Dr Fabbri and his colleagues help us put this complex puzzle together, and offer new paths to launch attacks on the basic mechanisms controling the deadly behavior of these cells. “We hope to take advantage of these discoveries and develop more effective treatments for cancer in children and adults.”

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Payments To Law Firms Paid to Law Firms Alston & Bird LLP Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Rudd & Romo Best, Best & Krieger

January 40,921.93 1,703.75

February 49,623.08 -

March 3,164.26 6,376.06

April 919.64

May (50,434.01)1 2,340.70

June -

Grand Total 43,275.26 11,340.15

-

-

29,968.91

44,172.31

18,072.57

-

91,213.79

Haight, Brown & Bonesteel, LLP Hill, Farrer & Burrill LLP*

-

-

-

145

-

-

145

23,543.90

89,815.85

363,953.51

82,688.25

215,790.55

418,213.47

1,194,005.53

30,250.51 15,009.58 111,429.67

111,682.75 251,121.68

51,211 16,486.37 470,160.11

127,242.87

16,387.39 62,085.13 264,242.87

18,258.41 436,471.88

27.790.60 93,587.08 1,661,351.41

*Mainly paid to experts

Quinn Emanuel Venable LLP Grand Total

BREAKDOWN: LEGAL FEES VS. EXPERTS3

SOURCES FOR PAYMENTS General Fund

821,602.57 (85,678.39)2

Alston & Bird LLP Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Rudd & Romo Best, Best & Krieger Haight, Brown & Bonesteel, LLP

115,704.89

Hill, Farrer & Burrill LLP Quinn Emanuel

233,800.35

Venable LLP

126,591.96

36,343.03

247,634.27

Measure E

1,380,035.61 (281,562.27)2

Alston & Bird LLP Best, Best & Krieger Dannis Woliver Kelley (DWK)

61,948.79

Hill, Farrer & Burrill LLP

1,182,684.41

Quinn Emanuel

185,278.87

3,799.40 204,000

5,432.44

147,774.02

Total Expenses: Lawyers Fees:$423,863.24 Geology/Seismic Experts:$1,783976.79 Total Cost: $2,207,840.03 Cash recovered by District from Litigation: $5,023,500

Venable LLP

23,886.41

Measure E Alston & Bird

2,229,767.53 25,471.78

General Fund

570,878.66

Alston & Bird

158,367.10

Professional fees to lawyers

25,471.78

4,578.69

Hill, Farrer & Burrill

1,433,112.63

Reimbursement

10,799.58

Professional fees to lawyers Fees to experts Litigation support

Professional fees to lawyers Fees to experts

373,548

13,592.20 140,236.21

Leighton Consulting Fees to experts

721,619.54

Hill, Farrer & Burrill Professional fees to lawyers Litigation support

721,619.54

Venable, LLP

135,641.38

Venable, LLP

49.563.58

Litigation support

49.563.58

Litigation Support

135,647.38

Allocation: General fund:$2,524,500 Measure E$2,500,500 Net Gain To District: $2,815,659.97 1 A refund on the Alston & Bird retainer after their services were no longer required.

1,048,765.05

276,870.18 20,264.47 256,605.71

Beginning of the year adjustments Numbers are approximate 4 For investigating campus safety after the Metro Report falsely identified faults under BHHS and El Rodeo School. Source: Beverly Hills Unified School District I to recommend a $7.5 million trict operating funds – classroom PROFIT purchase of JCI goods and servic- funds – at risk or used. Goldberg (Continued from page 1) es to the Board of Education. said the case was important “to Quinn Emanuel also repre- send a message to those looking neath Beverly Hills High School. That was the cost to the district to sents the BHUSD in the civil case to defraud a school district.” Hubbard was found convictemploy geologists, engineers, brought filed by Christiansen, seismologists and trench-diggers who alleged unlawful termina- ed of two counts of misapproprito confirm or deny the presence tion after the District fired her ation of funds and ordered to pay of the fault. Answer: there is no upon discovering her unlawful $23,000 in restitution to the active earthquake fault under contracts. She sued the BHUSD BHUSD. Much of the amounts paid to Beverly High. Those fees were for the remainder of her contract, paid through the law firms so the totaling $16 million. Because the law firms was used to hire the work was protected by attorney Christiansen was found guilty on experts whose research and testiwork/product or attorney/client four counts of felony conflict of mony are vital to winning the disprivileges. The law firms received interest in Los Angeles Superior putes. Approximately 80 percent Court, Board President Brian of the fees paid to Hill, Farrer & no mark-up or other profit. What about the net return? Goldberg said it is likely the civil Burrill was for outside experts, in It’s about 4:1 in the district’s favor. case will be thrown out after the particular the expensive on-site trenching needed to prove or disIn November 2011, the criminal appeal. In January, Christiansen was prove Metro’s report of an active BHUSD received $5 million in cash and $1.65 million in future ordered to pay $3.5 million in earthquake fault. The district equipment purchases (good for restitution, including $1.5 mil- spent about $720,000 for trenchone year, with the option for a 60 lion in attorney’s fees. Notwith- ing at Beverly Hills High School percent cash payout if not used) standing the judgment, Christian- and El Rodeo. “Whether we wanted to fight from a settlement negotiated by son is not expected to pay the the district’s outside trial counsel, award, but JCI has already paid. the MTA or not, once they said Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sul- Goldberg told The Courier that there were three active faults unlivan. The claims against JCI were “had [the district] not had Mea- der Beverly Hills High School based on purchase contracts ne- sure E funds… we would not and an active fault under El gotiated by Christiansen. Chris- have been able to do this be- Rodeo, we couldn’t move fortiansen, unbeknownst to the cause it would have been cost ward [with modernization] unBHUSD, was paid by JC- prohibitive.” At no time were dis- less we determined if that was accurate,” Goldberg said. “If we didn’t have Measure E bonds and that report had come out from the MTA, we would have been required to spend that money out of the general fund.” Of the $1.4 million out of the Measure E fund that went to Hill, 310.275.0579 • 434 N. CANON DRIVE Farrer & Burrill over the last six months, approximately $373,000 MON. - THURS. 11:30 AM - 10:00 PM was spent for legal fees and about FRI. & SAT. 12:00 AM - 10:00 PM $1.05 million went towards experts. I TA L I A N R E S TA U R A N T 2 3


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BACKSTAGE AT THE GEFFEN–More than $1 million was raised at the Geffen Playhouse benefit which honored (above, from left) Jim Gianopulos and comic legend Carol Burnett, whose award was presented by her longtime friend Dick Van Dyke. Below are the Geffen’s Artistic Director Randall Arney with emcee Jane Lynch. Photos by Jordan Strauss/Geffen Playhouse

“Backstage at the Geffen” was a star-studded event at the Geffen Playhouse and the preshow host committee dinner by Executive Chef Dakota Weiss at W Westwood’s The Backyard restaurant, all of which grossed more than $1 million for the Geffen’s education, outreach and artistic initiatives. The funder honored Carol Burnett and Jim Gianopulos, chairman/CEO of Fox Filmed Entertainment, and was co-chaired by Willow Bay and her husband Robert Iger, chairman/CEO of The Walt Disney Company.

In introducing his long-time friend and sometime co-star Carol Burnett, presenter Dick Van Dyke referred to the comedic legend, who received the “Distinction in Theater” award as “born with a funny bone imbedded in her body.” He also shared some wild moments forgetting their lines on stage in Same Time Next Year. Then Burnett reminisced about her early lean years in NYC when she managed to talk her way backstage at a performance of The Pajama Game in hopes of talking one of the stars into finding her an agent. Meanwhile, Warren Beatty did the presenting honors for Jim Gianopulos and the latter’s “Distinction in Service” award. Jim’s career at Fox has ranged from Titanic to Avatar as well as Bullworth, the 1999 film which won an Oscar nomination for Beatty. Warren and Jim, as did most of the participants including Annette Bening, paid tribute to Geffen Playhouse’s founder/producing director Gil Cates, who passed away last October. He was remembered in a moving video narrated by Laurence Fishburne and created by local Geffen supporter Barbara Schroeder. A few of the highlights included actor Andy Garcia paying tribute to his Cuban roots by performing an impromptu solo on the bongo drums with his pal, jazz musician Arturo Sandoval, whom he portrayed in For Love Of Country: The Arturo Sandoval Story; Monica Mancini’s stunning rendition of The Shadow Of Your Smile; and Beth Behrs, currently one of the Two Broke Girls, who began her career at the Geffen stuffing gift bags, opening the evening with Someone To Watch Over Me. Emcee Jane Lynch (Glee) kept the event flowing with laughter, striking the perfect chord between honor and irreverence. She called Dame Helen Mirren “hot,” while the latter took aim at the angst-ridden turn

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BEVERLY HILLS SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES CASE NO: SS022387 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME In the Matter of the petition of: JACOB LEBOVITZ To all interested person(s): Petitioner: Jacob Lebovitz current residence address: 1060 S. Sherbourne Dr. #301 Los Angeles, CA 90035 filed a petition with the Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles, 1725 Main Street, Santa Monica, California, 90401, West District, on June 20, 2012 for a Decree changing names as follows: Present Name: Jacob Lebovitz Proposed Name: Jacob Lebowitz The court orders that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may

grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING: Date: August 10, 2012 Time: 9:00am Dept: A Room: 104 The address of the court is: 1725 Main Street, Santa Monica, California, 90401, West District. Reason for name change: Petitioner is already known by his proposed name Jacob Lebowitz and wishes to be known by his proposed name in all personal/business affairs. I declare under penalty of perjury under the laws of the State of California that the foregoing is true and correct. Signed: Jacob Lebovitz Judge of the Superior Court Joseph S. Biderman Dated: June 20, 2012 Published: June 22, 29, July 6,13, 2012 BHCourier —————————— FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME

STATEMENT 2012107427 The following is/are doing business as: HOLLYWOOD GIRLS CLUB 10930 Ashton Ave. #507, Los Angeles, CA 90024; Minna Valance 10930 Ashton Ave. #507, Los Angeles, CA 90024; Millie Weaver 8106 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90048; The business is conducted by: COPARTNERS, registrant(s) has begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein August 03, 2011: Minna Valance: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: June 01, 2012; Published: June 22, 29, July 06, 13, 2012 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2012123314 The following is/are doing business as: IGC GLOBAL 287 S. Robertson Blvd. #154, Beverly Hills, CA

90211; Chessen Stone & Ass. Inc. 3420 Calle Azul #3-A, Laguna Woods, CA 92637; The business is conducted by: A CORPORATION, registrant(s) has NOT begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein: Donna Chessen, President: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: June 20, 2012; Published: June 29, July 06, 13, 20, 2012 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2012123389 The following is/are doing business as: 1) ELITE MATCHMAKING 2) Q INTRODUCTIONS 350 S. Beverly Dr. #220, Beverly Hills, CA 90212; LNG Advisors, LLC 350 S. Beverly Dr. #220, 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 herein June 01, 2012: Jose L., Felix, CEO: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: June 20, 2012; Published: June 29, July 06, 13, 20, 2012 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2012123348 The following is/are doing business as: 1) MODA 2) MODA QUEEN 3) 247 MODA 5957 W. 3rd St., Los Angeles, CA 90036; Prima Moda Inc. 5957 W. 3rd St., Los Angeles, CA 90036; The business is conducted by: A CORPORATION, registrant(s) has NOT begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein: Christodoulos Kontos, President: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: June 20, 2012; Published: June 29, July 06, 13, 20, 2012 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2012123356 The following is/are doing business as: 1) AXE-WEAR 2) AXE-WEAR CAPOEIRA 1952 S. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90034; Closerie ‘10’ The Design Studio 1952 S. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90034; The business is conducted by: A CORPORATION, registrant(s) has NOT begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein: Abner Bagdadi, CEO:

Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: June 20, 2012; Published: June 29, July 06, 13, 20, 2012 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2012114755 The following is/are doing business as: ST. JOHN 9536 Wilshire Blvd.., Beverly Hills, CA 90212; St. John Apparel, LLC 17522 Armstrong Ave., Irvine, CA 92614; The business is conducted by: A LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY, registrant(s) has begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein July 01, 2003: Julia Feldman, Secretary: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: June 12, 2012; Published: June 29, July 06, 13, 20, 2012 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2012109056 The following is/are doing business as: TVT, LLC 303 N. Glenoak Blvd., Burbank, CA 91501; Television, Versioning and Translation, LLC 303 N. Glenoak Blvd., Burbank, CA 91501; The business is conducted by: A LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY, registrant(s) has begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein May 25, 2012: Bradley M. Rose, Manager: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: June 05, 2012; Published: June 29, July 06, 13, 20, 2012 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2012134161 The following is/are doing business as: 1) SNIBBE ORTHOPEDICS 2) SNIBBE HIP INSTITUTE 120 S. Spalding Dr. #401, Beverly Hills, CA 90212; Jason Snibbe, MD Professional Medical Corporation c/o- Jason Snibbe MD, 200 Loring Ave., Beverly Hills, CA 90212; The business is conducted by: A CORPORATION, registrant(s) has begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein June 01, 2012: Jason Snibbe, M.D., President: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: July 03, 2012; Published: July 13, 20, 27, August 03, 2012 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME

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STATEMENT 2012129497 The following is/are doing business as: ST. TROPEZ BODY 8327 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90048; Monique Abergel 8214 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90069; The business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL, registrant(s) has NOT begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein: Monique Abergel: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: June 27, 2012; Published: July 13, 20, 27, August 03, 2012 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2012129460 The following is/are doing business as: LANDMARK TIME 1436 S. La Cienega Blvd. #201, Los Angeles, CA 90035; Shelomoh Lalezarian 200 S. Rodeo Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90212; The business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL, registrant(s) has NOT begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein: Shelomoh Lalezarian: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: June 27, 2012; Published: July 13, 20, 27, August 03, 2012 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2012129488 The following is/are doing business as: BASIL CAFE 6404 Wilshire Blvd. #100, Los Angeles, CA 90048; Constantino Fructuoso Hernandez 2118 6th Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90018; Eva Angeles Lopez 2118 6th Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90018; The business is conducted by: HUSBAND AND WIFE, registrant(s) has NOT begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein: Constantino Fructuoso Hernandez: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: June 27, 2012; Published: July 13, 20, 27, August 03, 2012 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2012129512 The following is/are doing business as: 1) M P I TALENT AGENCY 2) MICHAEL PICK INTERNATIONAL 3) MPI 4) MPI, INC. 1801 Avenue of The Stars #1420, Los Angeles, CA 90067; Michael Pick International Inc. 1801 Avenue of

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The Stars #1420, Los Angeles, CA 90067; The business is conducted by: A CORPORATION, registrant(s) has NOT begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein: Michael J. Pick, President: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: June 27, 2012; Published: July 13, 20, 27, August 03, 2012 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2012129631 The following is/are doing business as: 1) SEE FILMS 2) SELISE E. EISEMAN PRODUCTIONS 3) STORYTELLERS 2760 Hutton Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210; Selise E. Eiseman 2760 Hutton Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210; The business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL, registrant(s) has begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein 2002: Selise E. Eiseman: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: June 27, 2012; Published: July 13, 20, 27, August 03, 2012 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2012129671 The following is/are doing business as:

HEIWA REIKI 2211 Corinth Ave. #100, Los Angeles, CA 90064; Michele Snell-Crespel 2211 Corinth Ave. #100, Los Angeles, CA 90064; The business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL, registrant(s) has NOT begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein: Michele Snell-Crespel: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: June 27, 2012; Published: July 13, 20, 27, August 03, 2012 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2012139381 The following is/are doing business as: 225 PRODUCTIONS 3923 W. 6th St. #403, Los Angeles, CA 90020; Harlan Gleeson 3923 W. 6th St. #403, Los Angeles, CA 90020; The business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL, registrant(s) has NOT begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein: Harlan Gleeson: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: July 10, 2012; Published: July 13, 20, 27, August 03, 2012 LACC N/C

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Page 22 | July 13 , 2012 ORDINANCE NO. 12-O-2625 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BEVERLY HILLS REQUIRING CONVENIENCE STORES TO OBTAIN A CONVENIENCE STORE CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT AND AMENDING THE BEVERLY HILLS MUNICIPAL CODE THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF BEVERLY HILLS HEREBY ORDAINS AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The City Council hereby finds that it can be seen with certainty that there is no possibility that the adoption and implementation of this Ordinance may have a significant effect on the environment. This ordinance has been assessed with the authority and criteria contained in the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), the State CEQA Guidelines, and the environmental regulations of the City. This Ordinance does not authorize construction, and in fact imposes the same restrictions on development as already exist under Urgency Ordinances 11-O-2608 and 11-O-2609 in order to protect the public health, safety, and general welfare. This Ordinance is therefore exempt from the environmental review requirements of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to Section 15061(b)(3) of Title 14 of the California Code of Regulations. Further, this Ordinance is exempt from CEQA on the separate and independent ground that it is an action of a regulatory agency (the City) for protection of the environment, because it will protect residential neighborhoods and commercial uses from impacts associated with intensification of commercial uses, and thereby qualifies as a Class 8 exemption pursuant to Section 15308 of Title 14 of the California Code of Regulations. The Section 2. Ordinance is consistent with the objectives, principles, and standards of the General Plan. General Plan Policy LU 5.8 “Encroachment of Incompatible Land Uses” strives to protect residential neighborhoods from intrusion of incompatible uses and disruptive traffic. Section 3. The City Council hereby amends Section 10-3-100 of Article 1 of Chapter 3 of Title 10 of the Beverly Hills Municipal Code by adding the following definition between the terms “Common Property Line” and “Corner Lot” as they presently appear in 103-100, with all other definitions in the Section remaining unchanged:

BEVERLY HILLS

PUBLIC NOTICES “CONVENIENCE STORE: Any retail business selling general food and drink products not intended for home preparation and consumption with more than half the square footage of the retail sales floor area dedicated to the sale of such foods and drinks, tobacco, magazines, toiletries, or any combination thereof. ‘Convenience Store’ does not include a retail business occupying a tenant space whose primary entrance opens into the interior of a commercial building. ‘Convenience Store’ does not include newsstands, tobacconists, specialty food stores, or retail stores containing a licensed pharmacy. Section 4. The City Council hereby amends Section 10-3-100 of Article 1 of Chapter 3 of Title 10 of the Beverly Hills Municipal Code by adding the following definition between the terms “small family daycare home” and “story” as they presently appear in 10-3-100, with all other definitions in the Section remaining unchanged: “SPECIALTY FOOD STORE: Any retail business dedicated to the sale of specialized types or classes of food and drink products, including but not limited to import food stores, bakeries, and chocolatiers. Section 5. The City Council hereby amends Section 10-3-100 of Article 1 of Chapter 3 of Title 10 of the Beverly Hills Municipal Code by adding the following definition between the terms “though lot” and “Trousdale estates” as they presently appear in 10-3-100, with all other definitions in the Section remaining unchanged: “TOBACCONIST: Any retail business with at least ninety percent of its retail floor area dedicated to the sale of tobacco products such as cigarettes, tobacco, and pipes. Section 6. The City Council hereby amends Section 10-3-1604 of Article 16 of Chapter 3 of Title 10 of the Beverly Hills Municipal Code regarding uses conditionally permitted in the C-3 Zone by adding “Convenience Stores not occupying a tenant space whose primary entrance opens into the interior of a commercial building” between the uses “Educational Institutions” and “Hotels, subject to the provisions of article 28.6 of this chapter” as they presently appear in 103-1604, with all other uses in the Section remaining as previously adopted.

Hills Municipal Code regarding uses conditionally permitted in the C-3A Zone by adding “Convenience Stores not occupying a tenant space whose primary entrance opens into the interior of a commercial building” between the uses “Clubs” and “Driveup, drive-in and drivethrough facilities, subject to the provisions of section 10-3-1612 of this chapter” as they presently appear in 103-1702, with all other uses in the Section remaining as previously adopted. Section 8. The City Council hereby amends Section 10-3-1802 of Article 16 of Chapter 3 of Title 10 of the Beverly Hills Municipal Code regarding uses conditionally permitted in the C-3B Zone by adding “Convenience Stores not occupying a tenant space whose primary entrance opens into the interior of a commercial building” between the uses “Clubs” and “Driveup, drive-in and drivethrough facilities, subject to the provisions of section 10-3-1612 of this chapter” as they presently appear in 103-1802, with all other uses in the Section remaining as previously adopted. Section 9. The City Council hereby amends Section 10-3-2003 of Article 16 of Chapter 3 of Title 10 of the Beverly Hills Municipal Code regarding uses conditionally permitted in the C-5 Zone by adding “Convenience Stores not occupying a tenant space whose primary entrance opens into the interior of a commercial building” between the uses “Car washes that: A. Are enclosed in a building; B. Exclusively serve a business whose operation is primarily devoted to the sales, long term leasing or rental of automobiles or other motorized vehicles; C. Are located on the site of the business being served; and D. Do not exceed twenty feet (20') in width or forty feet (40') in length. When reviewing the conditional use permit application for such car washes, the planning commission shall consider the conditional use permit criteria set forth in section 10-31613 of this chapter” and “Educational institution uses teaching grade levels one through twelve (12)” as they presently appear in 10-3-2003, with all other uses in the Section remaining as previously adopted.

Section 10. The City Council hereby adds a new Section 10-33800.1 to Article 38 of Chapter 3 of Title 10 of the Beverly Hills Municipal Code establishing a Convenience Section 7. The City Store Conditional Use Council hereby amends Permit: Section 10-3-1702 of Article 16 of Chapter 3 “10-3-3800.1 of Title 10 of the Beverly CONVENIENCE STORE

CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT. Where authorized in the zone, the City may permit Convenience Stores as a conditional use in the same manner that it would process an application for a conditional use permit pursuant to this Article 38. The City may impose any conditions on a Convenience Store conditional use permit that are necessary to preserve the public health, safety, or welfare, or to mitigate any potential adverse impacts resulting from the establishment of a Convenience Store including impacts associated with congregation. The City shall not approve a conditional use permit for a Convenience Store unless it makes all of the following findings: 1. The proposed use will contribute to and enhance the character of the neighborhood and location, and will promote harmonious development in the area, and will contribute positively to the branding and image of the city; 2. The proposed use will have adequate buffering between the use and residential areas, schools, parks, and locations where children gather, and will not adversely interfere with the use and enjoyment of residential properties in the vicinity of the proposed development; 3. The proposed use will not result in detrimental impacts to existing or anticipated residential or commercial development in the vicinity of the project with regard to traffic levels, traffic safety, pedestrian-vehicle conflicts, pedestrian safety hazards, parking demand, parking design, and loading or manner of operation; 4. The proposed use will not create excessive noise, unpleasant odors, noxious fumes, excessive lighting, increased litter, or substantial interference with neighboring properties or uses due to the activities associated with the proposed use or its hours of operation; 5. The proposed use will not create an overconcentration of convenience stores in the vicinity.” Section 11. Severability. If any section, subsection, subdivision, sentence, clause, phrase, or portion of this Ordinance or the application thereof to any person or place, is for any reason held to be invalid or unconstitutional by the final decision of any court of competent jurisdiction, the remainder of this Ordinance shall be and remain in full force and effect. To the extent that the discretionary process to require a convenience store conditional use

permit, or any part thereof, is determined to be invalid, a convenience store use shall be construed as prohibited in the commercial zones. Section 12. Repeal of Interim Ordinance. The City Council hereby repeals Interim Ordinance No. 11-O2608 and Ordinance No. 11-O-2609 as last extended by Ordinance No. 12-O-2621, which repeal shall become effective only upon this Ordinance taking effect Section 13. Publication. The City Clerk shall cause this Ordinance to be published at least once in a newspaper of general circulation published and circulated in the City within fifteen (15) days after its passage in accordance with Section 36933 of the Government Code, shall certify to the adoption of this Ordinance, and shall cause this Ordinance and his certification, together with proof of publication, to be entered in the Book of Ordinances of the Council of this City. Section 14. Effective Date. This Ordinance shall go into effect and be in full force and effect at 12:01 a.m. on the thirty-first (31st) day after its passage. Adopted: July 3, 2012 Effective: August 3, 2012 WILLIAM W. BRIEN, MD Mayor of the City of Beverly Hills, California ATTEST: BYRON POPE (SEAL) City Clerk APPROVED AS TO FORM: LAURENCE S. WIENER City Attorney APPROVED AS TO CONTENT: JEFFREY C. KOLIN City Manager SUSAN HEALY KEENE Director of Community Development VOTE: AYES: Councilmembers Gold, Bosse, Brucker, and Mayor Brien NOES: None RECUSED: Vice Mayor Mirisch ABSENT: None CARRIED —————————— NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 12CA00058-1 Order No. 37044-16 APN: 4342-011-034 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 07/27/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On July 19, 2012 at 01:00 PM, RSM&A Foreclosure Services, LLC as the

duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded August 3, 2006 as Document Number: 06 1720449 of official records in the Office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, California, executed by: LANNY D. HADJU, A SINGLE MAN as Trustor, Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., acting as nominee for GreenPoint Mortgage Funding, Inc., as Beneficiary, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States, by cash, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state) at the following location: At the Pomona Valley Masonic Temple Building, located at 395 South Thomas Street, Pomona, all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County, California describing the land therein: Legal description as more fully described in said deed of trust. The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 9321 BURTON WAY B, BEVERLY HILLS, CA 90210. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, if any, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to-wit: $1,123,472.44 (Estimated*) *Accrued interest and additional advances, if any, will increase this figure prior to sale. 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 auto-

matically 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 (714) 277-4845 or visit this Internet Web Site w w w . u s a foreclosure.com, using the file number, 12CA00058-1, assigned to this case. Information about postponements that are very short duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not be immediately 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 beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located and more than three months have elapsed since such recordation. Date: 06/23/2012 RSM&A Foreclosures Services, LLC 15165 Ventura Boulevard, Suite 330 Sherman Oaks, CA 91403 (805) 804-5616 For specific information on sales including bid amounts call (714) 277-4845. M a g d a l e n a Berkowska, Authorized Agent of RSM&A Foreclosures Services, LLC FEI#1045.01665 06/29, 07/06, 07/13/2012


BEVERLY HILLS NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE T.S No. 135716502 APN: 4340-023-113 TRA: 001349 LOAN NO: Xxxxxx2065 REF: Gelfand, Jacqueline IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED November 15, 2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On July 19, 2012, at 9:00am, Cal-Western R e c o n v e y a n c e Corporation, as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded November 28, 2006, as Inst. No. 06 2623336** in book XX, page XX of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, executed by Jacqueline C Gelfand, An Unmarried Woman, will sell at public auction to highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank Behind the fountain located in civic center plaza, 400 civic Center Plaza Pomona, California, all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and State described as: Completely described in said deed of trust **loan modification agreement dated september 1, 2011, recorded 01/23/2012, doc# 20120114087. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 9005 Cynthia Street #318 West Hollywood CA 90069 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be held, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, condition or encumbrances, including fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to pay the remaining principal sums of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is: $393,964.62. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder's sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a

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PUBLIC NOTICES written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder's office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call (619)590-1221 or visit the internet website www.rppsales.com, using the file number assigned to this case 1357165-02. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web Site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. For sales information:(619)590-1221. CalWestern Reconveyance Corporation, 525 East Main Street, P.O. Box 22004, El Cajon, CA 92022-9004 Dated: June 28, 2012. (R-413559 06/29/12, 07/06/12, 07/13/12) —————————— NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE TS No. 120029542 Doc ID #0008734431612005N Title Order No. 120049688 Investor/Insurer No. 1707663921 APN No. 5559-006-177 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 07/19/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF

THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by DAVID ERALD WHEELER, A SINGLE MAN, dated 07/19/2005 and recorded 7/28/2005, as Instrument No. 2005-1787813, in Book , Page , of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, will sell on 08/09/2012 at 9:00AM, Doubletree Hotel Los AngelesNorwalk, 13111 Sycamore Drive, Norwalk, CA 90650, Vineyard Ballroom at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 1230 NORTH HORN AVENUE #421, WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA, 90069. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $159,536.97. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier's checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ''AS IS'' condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. If required by the provisions of section 2923.5 of the California Civil Code, the declaration from the mortgagee, beneficiary or authorized agent is attached to the Notice of Trustee's Sale duly recorded with the appropriate County Recorder's Office. 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 a 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 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 1-800-281-8219 or visit this Internet Web site www.recontrustco.com, using the file number assigned to this case TS No. 12-0029542. 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. RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-91401-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By: Trustee's Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. AFN4265755 07/13/2012, 07/20/2012, 07/27/2012 —————————— NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE Trustee Sale No. 246651CA Loan No. 3012841254 Title Order No. 678946 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 03-23-2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE P R O C E E D I N G S AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 08-03-2012 at 11:00 A.M., CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under

and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 04-022007, Book N/A, Page N/A, Instrument 20070769943, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California, executed by: NILOUFAR YOUNESSI TRUSTEE OF THE 2004 NILOUFAR YOUNESSI REVOCABLE TRUST DATED JULY 16, 2004, as Trustor, WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, FA, as Beneficiary, will sell at public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier's check drawn by a state or national bank, a cashier's check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a cashier's check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Sale will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to the Deed of Trust. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Place of Sale: BY THE FOUNTAIN LOCATED AT 400 CIVIC CENTER PLAZA, POMONA, CA 91766. Legal Description: PARCEL 1 A) AN UNDIVIDED 1/102ND INTEREST IN AND TO LOTS 1, 2 AND 3 OF TRACT NO. 43889, IN THE CITY OF BEVERLY HILLS, AS PER MAP RECORDED IN BOOK 1085 PAGES 3 AND 4 OF MAPS, IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY RECORDER OF SAID COUNTY EXCEPT THEREFROM ALL OIL, GAS AND OTHER HYDROCARBON SUBSTANCES, BUT WITHOUT THE RIGHT TO ENTER ON THE SURFACE OF SAID PROPERTY OR THE SUBSURFACE THEREOF, TO A DEPTH OF 500 FEET BELOW THE SURFACE, AS RESERVED BY BERKELEY HALL SCHOOL FOUNDATION IN THE DEED RECORDED OCTOBER 16, 1980 AS INSTRUMENT NO. 80-1029220, OFFICIAL RECORDS. ALSO EXCEPT THEREFROM UNITS 1-01, 1-02, 1-03, 1-101 TO 1-113,1-201 TO 1-213,1-301 TO 1-313, 1401 TO 1-408, 2-101 TO 2-113, 2-201 TO 2-213, 2301 TO 2-313, 2-401 TO 2-413, ALL INCLUSIVE, AS DEFINED AND DELINEATED ON A CONDOMINIUM PLAN RECORDED MAY 15, 1987 AS INSTRUMENT NO. 87-770978, OFFICIAL RECORDS, AND AS AMENDED BY AN I N S T R U M E N T RECORDED JUNE 22, 1987 AS INSTRUMENT NO. 87-988619, OFFI-

CIAL RECORDS, AND AS AMENDED BY AN I N S T R U M E N T RECORDED AUGUST 25, 1987 AS INSTRUMENT NO 87-1359408, OFFICIAL RECORDS. B) UNIT 1-109 AS DEFINED AND DELINEATED ON THE ABOVE REFERRED TO CONDOMINIUM PLAN PARCEL 2 AN EXCLUSIVE EASEMENT, APPURTENANT TO PARCEL 1 ABOVE, FOR ALL USES AND PURPOSES OF A ''BALCONY'' OVER AND ACROSS THAT PORTION OF LOTS 1, 2 AND 3 OF SAID TRACT NO. 43889, IN THE CITY OF BEVERLY HILLS, DEFINED AND DELINEATED AS ''EXCLUSIVE USE COMMON AREA'' N/A ON THE ABOVE REFERENCED CONDOMINIUM PLAN PARCEL 3 AN EXCLUSIVE EASEMENT, APPURTENANT TO PARCEL 1 ABOVE, FOR ALL USES AND PURPOSES OF A ''DECK'' OVER AND ACROSS THAT PORTION OF LOTS 1, 2 AND 3 OF SAID TRACT NO. 43889, IN THE CITY OF BEVERLY HILLS, DEFINED AND DELINEATED AS ''EXCLUSIVE USE COMMON AREA'' 109-D ON THE ABOVE REFERENCED CONDOMINIUM PLAN Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $832,748.31 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 200 NORTH SWALL DRIVE # 359 BEVERLY HILLS, CA 90211 APN Number: 4335-020-092 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The property heretofore described is being sold "as is". In compliance with California Civil Code 2923.5(c) the mortgagee, trustee, beneficiary, or authorized agent declares: that it has contacted the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure; or that it has made efforts to contact the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure by one of the following methods: by telephone; by United States mail; either 1st class or certified; by overnight delivery; by personal delivery; by e-mail; by face to face meeting. DATE: 07-09-2012 CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY, as Trustee DEREK WEARRENEE, ASSISTANT SECRETARY California Reconveyance Company 9200 Oakdale Avenue Mail Stop: CA2-4379 Chatsworth, CA 91311 800-892-6902 For Sales Information: (714) 7302727 or www.lpsasap.com (714) 573-1965 or www.priorityposting.com 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 owner-

ship 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, this information can be obtained from one of the following two companies: LPS Agency Sales & Posting at (714) 730-2727, or visit the Internet Web site www.lpsasap.com (Registration required to search for sale information) or Priority Posting & Publishing at (714) 5731965 or visit the Internet Web site www.priorityposting.com (Click on the link for “Advanced Search” to search for sale information), using the Trustee Sale No. shown above. 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. CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. A-4269633 07/13/2012, 07/20/2012, 07/27/2012

N O T I C E — Fictitious name statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of the county clerk. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (See Section 14400, et seq., Business and Professions Code).


Page 24 | July 13 , 2012 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE TSG No.: 100276412?CA?MAI TS No.: CA1000199369 FHA/VA/PMI No.: A P N : 4 3 4 2 ? 0 11 ? 0 3 1 Property Address: 9317 BURTON WAY BEVERLY HILLS, CA 90210 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 07/13/05. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On July 26, 2012 at 11:00 AM, First American Trustee Servicing Solutions, LLC, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded 07/20/05, as Instrument No. 05?1707936, in book , page , of Official Records in the Office of the County Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, State of California. Executed by: NADER NOURAFCHAN, A SINGLE MAN,. WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, C A S H I E R ' S CHECK/CASH EQUIVALENT or other form of payment authorized by 2924h(b), (Payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States) Inside the lobby of the building located at 628 North Diamond Bar Blvd., Suite B, Diamond Bar, CA. All right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and State described as: AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED IN THE ABOVE MENTIONED DEED OF TRUST APN# 4342?011?031. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 9317 BURTON WAY, BEVERLY HILLS, CA 90210. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, under the terms of said Deed of Trust, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $937,456.54. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the County where the real property is located. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bid-

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PUBLIC NOTICES ding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder's office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call (916) 939?0772 or visit this Internet Web http://search.nationwideposting.com/propertySear chTerms.aspx using the file number assigned to this case CA1000199369. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee's Trustee. The beneficiary or servicing agent declares that it has obtained from the Commissioner of Corporations a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to California Civil Code Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the Notice of Sale is filed and/or The timeframe for giving Notice of Sale specified in subdivision (s) of California Civil Code Section 2923.52 applies and has been provided or the loan is exempt from the requirements. Date: 06/22/12, First American Trustee Servicing Solutions, LLC 6 Campus Circle, 2nd Floor, Westlake, TX 76262 Original document signed by Authorized Agent, Chet Sconyers -FOR TRUSTEE'S SALE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL (916) 939-0772. First American Trustee

Servicing Solutions, LLC May be Acting as a Debt Collector Attempting to Collect a Debt. Any Information obtained may be used for that purpose. NPP0203628 07/06/12, 07/13/12, 07/20/12 —————————— T.S. No.: 10-10371 Notice Of Trustee's Sale Under Delinquent Assessment Lien Title No.: 5905187 APN: 4335-020-092 Reference: 38-000359-01 You Are In Default Under A Notice Of Delinquent Assessment Dated 11/28/2011. Unless You Take Action To Protect Your Property, It May Be Sold At A Public Sale. If You Need An Explanation Of The Nature Of The Proceedings Against You, You Should Contact A Lawyer. On 7/27/2012 at 10:30 AM, Best Alliance Foreclosure and Lien Services as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Delinquent Assessment Lien, recorded on 12/2/2011 as Document No. 20111631643 ,Book-- ,Page--, of Official Records in the Office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, California, property owned by: Niloufar Younessi, trustee of the 2004 Niloufar Younessi Revocable Trust dated July 15, 2004 Will Sell At Public Auction To The Highest Bidder For Cash, (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States, by cash, a cashier's check drawn by a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business In this state.) At: At The Front Steps Of Building Located At 17305 Gilmore Street, Van Nuys, CA all right, title and interest under said Delinquent Assessment Lien in the property situated in said County, describing the land therein: 'Lots 1, 2 And 3 Of Tract No. 43889, In The City Of Beverly Hills, As Per Map Recorded In Ook 1085, Pages 3 And 4, Of Maps' The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 200 North Swall Drive #359 Beverly Hills, CA 90211 Title No.: 5905187 T.S. No.: 10-10371 Reference No.: 38-000359-01 AP No.: 4335-020-092 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, "AS-IS" and "WITH ALL FAULTS" and that no representations or warranties are made as to the legal title, possession, legal condition, location, dimensions of land, boundary lines, legality of boundary line adjustments, compliance with or violations of the subdivision map act, or any other law, rules or regulations concerning the legality of the property or as described, or encumbrances existing or regarding the physical condition of the property, to pay the remaining principal sum due under said Notice of Delinquent Assessment and Claim of Lien, with interest thereon, as provided in said notice, advances, if any, estimated

fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee, to-wit: $34,253.33 Estimated Accrued interest and additional advances, if any, will increase this figure prior to 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. This sale shall be subject to a right of redemption. The redemption period within which this property interest may be redeemed ends 90 days after the date of the sale. The claimant under said Delinquent Assessment Lien 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. Best Alliance Foreclosure and Lien Services, as Trustee or Agent to Trustee is a debt collector and is attempting to collect a debt. Any information received will be used for that purpose. Date: 6/29/2012 Best Alliance Foreclosure and Lien Services, as Trustee By: /s/ Barbara MacKenzie Best Alliance Foreclosure and Lien Services 16133 Ventura Blvd., Suite 700 Encino, CA 91436 (888) 785-9721 Office Visits Are By Appointment Only, No Walk Ins Can Be Accommodated. Please Call First. 07/06/12, 07/13/12, 07/20/12 —————————— NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE T.S No. 1353348-11 APN: 5529-001-121 TRA: 001319 LOAN NO: Xxxxxx7160 REF: Charlie, Yawar IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED July 28, 2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On July 26, 2012, at 9:00am, CalWestern Reconveyance Corporation, as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded August 04, 2006, as Inst. No. 06 1732587** in book XX, page XX of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, executed by Yawar Charlie A Single Man, will sell at public auction to highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank Behind the fountain located in civic center plaza, 400 civic Center Plaza Pomona, California, all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and State described as:

Completely described in said deed of trust **loan modification agreement recorded on 12/29/2010 as instrument no. 20101930958 The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 1015 N Kings Rd #316 West Hollywood CA 90069 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be held, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, condition or encumbrances, including fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to pay the remaining principal sums of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is: $396,514.98. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder's sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder's office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has

been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call (619)590-1221 or visit the internet website "http://www.rppsales.com" www.rppsales.com, using the file number assigned to this case 1353348-11. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web Site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. For sales information:(619)590-1221. CalWestern Reconveyance Corporation, 525 East Main Street, P.O. Box 22004, El Cajon, CA 92022-9004 Dated: July 05, 2012. (R-414227 07/06/12, 07/13/12, 07/20/12) —————————— NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE T.S No. 1356810-02 APN: 5555-006-134 TRA: 001349 LOAN NO: Xxxxxx4652 REF: Crowley, Stephen IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED March 02, 2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On July 19, 2012, at 9:00am, CalWestern Reconveyance Corporation, as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded March 08, 2005, as Inst. No. 05 0520102 in book XX, page XX of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, executed by Stephen John David Crowley, will sell at public auction to highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank Behind the fountain located in civic center plaza, 400 civic Center Plaza Pomona, California, all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and State described as: Completely described in said deed of trust The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 1155 N. La Cienega Blvd., #903 West Hollywood CA 90069 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be held, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, condition or encumbrances, including fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to pay the remaining principal sums of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid bal-

ance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is: $377,804.27. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder's sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder's office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call (619)590-1221 or visit the internet website www.rppsales.com, using the file number assigned to this case 1356810-02. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web Site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. For sales information:(619)590-1221. CalWestern Reconveyance Corporation, 525 East Main Street, P.O. Box 22004, El Cajon, CA 92022-9004 Dated: June 28, 2012. (R-413557 06/29/12, 07/06/12, 07/13/12)


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ANNOUNCEMENT

ANNOUNCEMENT

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M AT H K - 1 2 & SAT TUTOR

Beverly Hills Dream Entertainment Management, Inc. Presents A Viewing Party for Client “Suki Avery” & cast from The Hit FOX Series “Take Me Out” Hosted by George Lopez Benefitting “The Fernando Pullum” Community Arts Center A place where children find self-esteem thru the arts

CLASSIFI ED INDEX MISCELLANEOUS/ANNOUNCEMENTS Obituaries .............................................00 Bookkeeping/Accounting ......................01 Announcements....................................02 Mail Boxes............................................03 Lost & Found ........................................04 Personals .............................................05 Phone Cards ........................................06 Legal Services......................................09 Catering ................................................10 Valet Parking Services ..........................12 Auctions................................................25 Travel Tours..........................................40 Personal Chef.......................................42 Party Services ......................................43 Video/Photography ...............................44 Schools/Instruction ...............................45 Computer Consultants..........................46 Health & Beauty....................................47 Fitness ..................................................48 Professional Services...........................50 Alterations ............................................53 Jobs Wanted ........................................55 Situations Wanted ................................58 Jobs Wanted Domestic ........................60 Domestic Agencies...............................85 Child Care ............................................86 Elderly Home/Care...............................88 Employment Opportunities...................90 Volunteer Work.....................................98

Business and Commercial Lots .........235 Wanted to Rent, Offices.....................239 Offices, Stores for Lease....................240 Commercial Property For Lease.........241 Building Material.................................245 Industrial Lots.....................................250 Acreage, Residential Lots ..................260 Condominiums and Townhouses........270 Real Estate for Exchange ..................280 Real Estate Services ..........................281 Real Estate Loans..............................288 Property Management .......................290 Houses for Sale .................................300 Wanted to Buy....................................302 Wanted to Buy Houses ......................303 Palm Springs for Rent ........................331

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

BUSINESS AND FINANCIAL

MISCELLANEOUS/SALES

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

Antiques/Paintings for Sale................460 Antiques/Paintings Wanted.................461 Jewelry ...............................................468 Furniture For Sale ..............................469 Miscellaneous for Sale........................470 Miscellaneous Wanted ........................471 Pianos For Sale ..................................472 Pianos Wanted....................................473 Fashion ...............................................474 Garage/Estate Sales...........................475 Pets ....................................................480 Auctions .............................................488

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

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SEALED BID SALE 626 Siena Way, Bel Air Area, Los Angeles County CA (residential) MINIMUM BID AMOUNT: $9,000,000 Georgian Manor in prime Bel Air location. or 10619 Bellagio Rd, Bel Air Area, Los Angeles County CA (land) MINIMUM BID AMOUNT: $5,700,000 Landscaped Garden located on over an acre. or 626 Siena Way and 10619 Bellagio Road, Bel Air (residential and land) MINIMUM BID AMOUNT: $14,700,000

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218 S. Tower Dr.

8725 Clifton Way Newly Remodeled

~ WEST ~ LOS ANGELES

12424 TeXaS Ave. • • • • • • • • • S i n g l e • • • 1 Bdrm.+ • 1 Bdrm.+1 Bath • V E R Y N I C E U N I T. • • 1 Bd.+1 Ba. • • Den+2 Bath •

Dishwasher, Old World Charm ! Lrg. unit. Balcony, balcony, on-site Bright, intercom entry, Walk-in closet, laundry, covered prkg. fridge, stove, laundry fac. intercom entry, laundry 424/744-6342 CLOSE TO RESTAURANTS facility, elevator, prkg. & SHOPPING . • CHARMING & BRIGHT • BRENTWOOD 310/531-3992 The Carlton Close to Cedars, restaurants, shopping 11666 Goshen Ave. • B R E N T W O O D • & transportation. ( • ) ( • ) ( • ) ( • ) ( • ) Single 922 S. Barrington Av. • 310/246-3889 •

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Central air/heat, fireplace, patio, 1342 Centinela Ave. controlled access, - 1 Bdrm.+1 Bath pool, elevator, parking, 2 Bdrm. + 1 Bath Balcony, stove, fridge, CASH ONLY. • Bright Unit • Patio, stove, laundry facility. dishwasher, on-sight CLOSE TO SHOPS+DINING. For information, showings and/or bid With patio, on-site controlled access, laundry, parking. 310/312-9871 package, contact Joyce Essex & Danny Harvey 310/826-0541 Shopping & Dining in on-site laundry, prkg. C LOSE T O S HOPS laundry, On-site (DRE#00935613/01272324) 310-922-7476, & R ESTAURANTS . Brentwood Village 1307 Barry Ave. parking. Close to Ron de Salvo (DRE#00576209) 310-777-6233, WESTWOOD 310/363-3766 310/473-1509 transportation. 301 N Canon Dr Ste E, Beverly Hills, CA 90210. 10905 Ohio Ave. SMALL QUIET BLDG. • 424/744-6342 • B R E N T W O O D WESTWOOD Bids to be delivered to: •• •• 904-908 Granville Av. • • 1409 Midvale Ave. The Regents of the University of California, • Single • 2 Bd.+2 Ba. Fireplace, balcony, wet bar, dishwasher, laundry facility, elevator, parking.

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c/o RESG, 1111 Franklin St., 6th Flr, Oakland, CA 94607-5200 no later than 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 14, 2012. Public bid opening at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 15, 2012 in the Main Conference Room, 1111 Broadway Street, 14th Flr, Oakland, CA 94607-5200.

WEST L.A.

• • •2• Bd. • +• 2• Ba. • • • • •• 1 Bd. + 1 Ba.•• 1628 Westgate Ave. • • • 2 Bd. + 2 Ba. • Single ~ 1 Bd. + 1 Ba. ~ • 1 Bd.+1 Ba. • Bright, controlled access, • • Bright & Airy. • • balcony, pool, elevator, • • Dishwasher, A/C, pool, intercom Intercom entry, on-sight parking, on-sight laundry facility. Close to transportation.

310/820-1810

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519 S. Barrington Ave.

••• PRIME ••• BEVERLY HILLS BEVERLY HILLS • • • • • • • 329 S. CANON DRIVE • 1 Bd. + 1 Ba. • 3 BDRM, 2 BA. HOME • 2 Bd. + 2 Ba. • + LARGE GUESTHOUSE • GORGEOUS UNITS

BRENTWOOD ˚Δ˚Δ˚Δ˚Δ˚Δ˚Δ˚

1 Bdrm. + 1 Bath Bright unit. Dishwasher, On-site laundry, parking. Close to Brentwood Village.

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Private with patio in woodsy setting. Designer done, hrwd. flrs., built-ins, 2 tv’s, cable, DSL, spa tub, washer/dryer. $2,800 • Short-Term Avail. Call: 310/271-5971 Owner • Realtor

Beverly Center, shops, cafes & transportation .

310/597-9750

bhcourier.com 310.278.1322

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808 4th St. Fireplace, balcony, * * 1 Bd.+ 1 Ba. * * laundry facility, * 2 Bd.+ 2 Ba. * subterranean prkg. * Large fireplace, * Near Whole Foods. * laundry fac., prkg. * entry, laundry facility, 310/207-1965 Close To U.C.L.A. balcony, dishwasher, elevator, parking. intercom entry, Close to U.C.L.A. 310/477-6856 310/478-8616 elevator, prkg., pool. H O L L Y W O O D • Close to Beach • 1769-1775 Sycamore Av. ~ WESTWOOD ~ SANTA MONICA • Bachelor 310/394-7132 10992 Ashton Ave. 427 Montana Ave. • Single • • 1 Bd.+1 Ba. • • • • • Controlled access, ••• •••• • • Single • • • • B a c h e l o r • • • In The HEART of laundry facility. • Balcony, intercom BEV. HILLS TRIANGLE Utilities Included. •• ••••• • • • entry, elevator, on170 N. Crescent Dr. Single 323/851-3790 sight laundry, prkg. * * Close to Everything. Controlled access, Close to UCLA & * * * * * Westwood Village . garage, laundry facility. 2 Bdrm. +11/2 Bath 310/479-8977 ≈ WEST ≈ Close to Beach. Large & Bright. LOS ANGELES 310/394-7132 Pool, a/c, balcony, ~ WEST L.A. ~

1675 Colby Ave. 1,900sf with hardwood Central air, large 310/472-8915 floors, plenty of storage * * 1* Bdrm. + 1 Bath balcony, pool, elevator, *** and large back yard. 2 Bdrm. + 2 Bath on-site laundry, • WESTWOOD • $4,800/MO. Spacious & Bright. 550 Veteran Ave. intercom entry. Short term 6 mo. lease A/C, balcony, = Single = 320 N. La Peer Dr. Jesse: 213/675-3311 dishwasher, stove, Rebecca: 310/985-2669 • 310/246-0290 • = 2 Bdrm.+2 Bath = wet bar, intercom entry, = = = = = = = = on-sight laundry, prkg. CLOSE TO Jsarshar@yahoo.com Very spacious,, 310/477-0072 f SHOPS & DINING microwave, intercom 425 • BRENTWOOD • BEVERLY HILLS ADJ. entry, on-sight laundry 120 Granville Ave. HOUSES and parking. 120 S. Swall Dr. FOR RENT * * * * * * * * Very close to UCLA • • • • • • • • • 1 Bdrm. + 1 Bath • • & Westwood Village . Large, Sunny & Bright. • 1 Bd.+1 Ba. 310/208-5166 GUESTHOUSE/APT • Bachelor • • Patio, dishwasher, • A Home Away From Home heated pool, intercom Very Spacious, A/C, 1 Bedroomentry, on-sight lndry., prkg. • BRENTWOOD • intercom entry, Single Occupant Close to Everything. Completely on-sight laundry, prkg. 120 Granville Ave. 424/202-7286 Furnished Turnkey Close to Cedars-Sinai, * *

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fridge, stove, laundry E T A. rm., prkg., intercom 1236 Amhearst Ave. entry, elevator.

• Large Unit • 3 Bdrm. + 2 Bath 2 Bdrm. + 2 Bath

Intercom entry, a/c, dishwasher, on-sight C L O S E T O S H O P S laundry & parking. & R ESTAURANTS . C L O S E T O S C H O O L .

310/385-9169

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1 Bdrm. + 1 Bath Large, Sunny & Bright. 1380 Midvale Ave.

a/c, heated pool, elevator controlled Patio, dishwasher, access, on-site laundry, heated pool, intercom parking. Close to Pool, elevator, entry, on-sight lndry., prkg. Brentwood Village, controlled access, onClose to Everything. sight laundry, parking. Shops & Restaurants. 424/202-7286 Close to U.C.L.A. • 310/826-4889 •

• • • • • • • • • •2 Bd.+2 Ba. ••• • • ••• • ••

310/473-1509

310/477-8171

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Dishwasher, a/c, walk-in closet, wet MID-WILSHIRE bar, controlled access, 340 S. St. Andrews Pl. on-site parking 1 Bdrm. + 1 Bath & laundry facility. Balcony, controlled 310/820-8584 access, parking, elevator, on-site laundry. BRENTWOOD Close to shopping. 11640 Kiowa Ave. 323/352-6255

Newly Updated 2 Bdrm. + 2 Bath

11305 Graham Pl.

1 Bdrm. + 1 Bath

LOW MOVE -IN !

“The Mission ” • Westwood • L.A.’S FINEST, MOST LUXURIOUS APT. RENTAL * * * * * * • 2 Bd.+2 Ba. • • • • • • 1 Bd.+1 Ba. 6-Month Lease Avail.

* * * * * * 2 Bdrm.+2 Bath Every Extra Luxury: Jr . Executive custom cabinets, granite

Spacious, balcony, a/c, fireplace, pool, controlled access, laundry fac., prkg.

• Free WiFi Access • 310/473-5061

Close To U.C.L.A.

countertops, stone entry, pool, health club, spa.

• Free WiFi Access • • Close to UCLA • 1350 S. Midvale Ave. L.A., 90024 C o n t a c t M g r. :

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PENTHOUSE ON SUNSET STRIP BRENTWOOD CULVER CITY W E S T W O O D 3830 Vinton Ave. 1 0 9 0 5 O h i o A v e . ••••••• • • Single • • • Jr. Executive ••• ••• • • • • ••••••• • Single •• • • • • 11730 SUNSET BLVD.

Pool, sauna, fridge, • • 1 Bd. + 1 Ba. • • 2 Bd. + 2 Ba. Rooftop pool, dishwasher intercom deck, gym, central air, entry, elevator, on-site Bright, controlled access, elevator, intercom entry, balcony, pool, elevator, laundry, parking. on-sight laundry, parking. laundry fac., prkg.

• 1 Bdrm.+1 Bath

8747 Clifton Way 2 BDRM. + 2 BATH $2,200/MO. Upper unit with balcony, central air, dishwasher, microwave, parking, laundry facility, gated entry, elevator, upgraded kitchen, rooftop patio. Ron:310/990-1730

Pico/Robertson 2 Bd.+2 Ba. $1,690 L IGHT & A IRY C O R N E R . New custom built-ins in kitchen, skylight, huge closets, central heat, a/c, 2-parking, laundry facility.Cat OK.

Two bedrooms, two baths in newer 2001 built modern, • Free WiFi Access • Close To U.C.L.A. architectural building, with panoramic city & ocean Exceptional Condition! view, close to Beverly Hills, W&D inside the unit, ~ 310/476-3824 ~ 310/477-6856 BRENTWOOD & U.C.L.A. CLOSE W E S T L . A . controlled access,new hardwood floor. Dual B E V E R LY H I L L S 323/937-3737 1628 Westgate Ave. SANTA MONICA entrances, 8410 Sunset Blvd & 8455 De Longpre Upper 2 bd. + 2 ba. WILSHIRE ~ 1 Bd. + 1 Ba. ~ 427 Montana Ave. Please call 310-315-9622 or 310-729-2986 Many closets, laundry PRIME CORRIDOR Bright & Airy. •• • facility, gated parking, • BEVERLY HILLS ••• ••• for showing. Priced at $3,950/Month 10530-10540 Dishwasher, 310/841-2367

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∞∞∞∞∞∞ ∞ • 1 Bdrm.+1 Bath • ∞∞∞∞∞∞∞ • Single

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POOL, dishwasher, elevator, on-site laundry and parking.

213/385-4751

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Rooftop Pool+Deck. Near Peninsula Hotel & BHHS. $4,400/Month

310/471-2737

1 Bdrm. + 1 Bath 1433 Brockton Ave. Large, Sunny & Bright. WEST HOLLYWOOD Patio, dishwasher, Spacious 1 Bd. + 1 Ba. heated pool, intercom Eastview Towers Balcony, dishwasher, entry, on-sight lndry., prkg. 2 Bd. + 2 Ba. Condo

WEST L.A.

parking, laundry facility. Please Call:

213/663-8513

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• 2 Bedroom • 1 Bath DISHWASHER,

POOL ,

CONTROLLED ACCESS , ON - SIGHT LAUNDRY

rm. w/ fireplace+balcony, - 1 Bdrm.+1 Bath walk-in closets, w/d in unit. Pool/spa/guest prkg. • Bright Unit • $3,550/Month With patio, on-site LISA SHERMAN • BROKER laundry, On-site 310/786-1851 parking. Close to transportation. BEVERLY HILLS ADJ.

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1017 S. SHERBOURNE Very Private & Spacious W E S T W O O D 2 BDRM. + 1.5 BATH • B R E N T W O O D • 1380 Midvale Ave. upper unit with breakfast TOWNHOUSE • • • • • and formal dining room. 872 S. Westgate Ave. • • • • • 2 Bd. +2 Ba. Yard, laundry & parking. 2 Bd.+11/2 Ba. • • • •••• •••• $3,500/MO. Hardwood floors, Call 213/804-3761 Pool, elevator, wet bar, fireplace, dishwasher, controlled access, onparking, sight laundry, parking. laundry facility, bhcourier.com Close to U.C.L.A.

310/980-3384

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310/473-1509

AND PARKING .

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• •• Intercom entry, on-sight •••• ••• parking, on-sight Single laundry facility. Controlled access, Close to transportation. garage, laundry facility. 310/820-1810 Close to Beach.

Luxury Living 310/394-7132 with valet, BEVERLY HILLS lush garden 141 N. ARNAZ DR. Prime Beverly Hills surrounding pool, 2 BD + 2 BA gym, elevator, etc. Nicely Appointed Unit HUGE 1,700+ Sq Ft Dishwasher, Centrally Located central air, balcony. Call: 310/470-4474 Historically Preserved New Wood Floors. 3-Unit Building L O S A N G E L E S In Unit: Dishwasher, New Granite Kitchen w/ 401 S. HOOVER St. Stainless Steel Appl. Laundry, A/C, * * * * * * * * 7 Closets. Patio. Custom Cabinets, • 1 Bdrm Granite Countertops Non-Smoking Bldg. +1 Bath Non-smoking building.

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*KELEMEN* REAL ESTATE (310) 966-0900 all listings are on centurycityliving.com Valet and Guest Parking. Huge Heated Pool, Security Staff, Doorman & Houseman, Switchboard Tennis, Fitness Center Business Center NEW LISTINGS EVERYDAY

conveniently located by restaurants, shopping and transport. WESTWOOD CONDO No Pets. No smoking. 1819 Holmby Avenue $1,925/MO. 2 bd. + 2.5 ba. + Den 310/927-3264

—————–––– Great views on quiet street.1800 sq. ft., hardwood flrs, upgraded

1 BED/1 BATH $2,450/MO High Floor Partial City & Ocean Views, Real Hardwood Floors Walk-In closet, Quiet Location

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1 BED, 1 BATH $2,500/MONTH High Floor, Renovated, Large Balcony Manhattan Views

BEVERLY HILLS TOWNHOUSE

2 Bd.+1.5 Ba. • $1,895

mall. No Pets/Smoking. $3,300/MO.

310/990-5021

fans, washer/dryer hook-ups. No dogs.

1 BDRM. + 1 BATH $1,575/MO. Beverly Hills Schools. Like a cottage with 818/594-1160 large private brick patio, OLYMPIC, NEAR ROXBURY PRK. real wood burning fireBEVERLY HILLS place, 1 parking, laundry ~ TRIANGLE ~ on premises. No Dogs. 226 N. Crescent Dr. Non-smoking building Call 310/826-8819

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Lrg. 2 Bd.+11/2 Ba.

$2,595/Month * * * * * * * • Large • 2-Story Townhouse- More 1 Bd. +Den. +2 Ba. Like A House Than An Apt. LOTS OF NATURAL LIGHT. Balcony, wood flrs., stove, dining room, hardwood floors, full kitchen, fridge, covered prkg. appliances, NON-SMOKING BLDG. central air, garage. 310/276-3474 No pets. 1 Year Lease. CLOSE TO EVERYTHING. $1,850/Month

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1 BED/DEN/2 BATHS $3,150/MO

2 Bdrm. • $2,690/Mo. X-LARGE LUXURY APT.

BEVERLY HILLS ADJ

fully furnished, renovated, unobstructed city and ocean views, 2 large balconies, plush carpet floors, etc.

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Call for latest properties B E V E R L Y H I L L S

CENTURY PARK EAST

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SPALDING & CHARLEVILLE Close to shops, dining, UCLA, Cedars. Light, bright, carpeted unit. Quiet building. No pets. $1,600/mo 310/435-2738

Professionally decorated. All new interior. Hrwd., drapes, granite kitch/bath, s.s. appl., w/d hook-ups, hi-ceilings.

ALSO 2 BDRM.

$2,390/MO. Fully Furnished. Renovated 310/271-6811 Kitchen & Baths. 2 Large Balconies. Real Hardwood Floors Cell: 310/994-4122 Must see! 439 S. Rexford

PRIME LOCATION BEVERLY HILLS & BRENTWOOD LUXURY UNITS • SINGLES • 1 BEDROOMS • 2 BEDROOMS Hardwood flrs/Carpets

Upper Duplex Spacious 2 Bd.+1 Ba. Large living, dining and breakfast rooms., Italian tiled bath, hrwd. floors., high ceilings, decorative fireplace, 2-lrg balconies, remodeled granite countertop kitchen, new fridge & oven, 5-lrg. closets, newly painted. Excellent Area. $1,750/MO.

From $1,500-$2,200 Shown by appointment

310/966-1014

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1 B EDROOM Carpets, min i- blinds, stove, refrigerator. No pets. $1,200/Month

Call 310/908-1919 CENTURYPARK EAST —————–––– 310/275-0467 E V E R L Y H I L L S —————–––– — ————–––– CENTURYTOWERS B336 S. Rexford Dr. MIRACLE MILE PRIME PARK PLACE • 2 B d r m . + 1 B a t h • BEVERLY HILLS A c r o s s L A C M A CENTURYHILL ~ N E W L Y U P D A T E D ~ 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath 1 Bdrm.+1 Bath Upper, hardwood SPALDING & CHARLEVILLE Hardwood flrs., tub/stall LE PARC floors, a/c, laundry, Close to shops, dining, shower, stove, fridge, —————–––– CENTURYWOODS covered parking. UCLA, Cedars. Light, laundry facility. bright, carpeted unit. Charming 6-Unit Bldg. $2,200/Month For Sale Quiet building. No pets. $1,100/Month $1,600/mo See our Ad Sec. 270 310/247-8547 310.278.1322 760/321-4999

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ANTIQUES / JEWELRY

474 FASHION

by Tina O. Tuesday-Saturday 9615 Brighton Way Suite 306 310/612-6733

475 GARAGE & ESTATE SALE 419 S. ALMONT DR. Furniture, collectibles, & household goods.

Fri. 7/13 & Sat. 7/14 9am - 5pm

————— WOODLAND HILLS ESTATE SALE Furniture, Antinques and 70’s Household. FRIDAY & SATURDAY July 13-14 • 9 am-4 pm SUN. July 15 • 1pm-5pm MON. July 16 • 10am-3pm

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329 S. RODEO DR. BEVERLY HILLS FRIDAY & SATURDAY 10AM - 3PM

500 AUTOS FOR SALE CLASSIC SILVER 1973 450 SEL MERCEDES BENZ 63,000 miles. Original owner. Well maintained. New a/c+ tires, sunroof, garaged.

MUST SELL. BEST OFFER. 310/275-9393

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PRICES PAID •••••••••• Antiques - Old Coins Tiffany Items Paintings - Objets d’Art Estate Jewelry: Gold - DiamondsVintage Watches Lalique - Art Glass Fine Porcelains: Meissen - Sevres Marble Statues Bronze Sculptures Clocks - Silver Furniture: French English - American One Item or Entire Estates Purchased For Cash. Prompt & Considerate Response to All Inquiries. House Calls O.K. ••••••••••

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OF

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Bring us your watches, diamonds, estate jewelry, gold/silver, coins, art, & antiques. We have over 100 combined years of expertise in buying, selling, and appraisals. WE PAY PREMIUM PRICES! *WE BEAT MOST AUCTION HOUSE PRICES*

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Chinese Art Clocks Chandeliers Porcelain Dresden

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CONTRACTOR

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Call Young anytime “I Do My Own Work”

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• Remodeling • Carpentry From A to Z. Electrical • Plumbing • Ceramic Tile • Plumbing • Painting Int./Ext. • • Drywall • Painting Framing • Tile • Concrete • Plaster • Wallpaper • Call Dave • Drywall • Glasswork Carpentry • Welding Cell: 213/300-0223 Additions • Remodeling 323/651-1832 + F ULL S ERVICE No Job Too BIG BUILDING MAINTENANCE or Too small!

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July 13, 2012 | Page 31 Publisher Clifton S. Smith, Jr ******* Associate Publisher Marcia W. Hobbs Senior Editor John L. Seitz Special Sections Editor Steve Simmons

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From the Publisher CLIF SMITH

CONGRATULATIONS, BEVERLY HILLS! ....AND QUIT FEELING GUILTY We hope our readers pay attention to facts and let their emotions take a rest. For the most part, we believe that The Courier’s readers generally pride themselves on looking at facts and trying to leave emotion behind. Not always, but most of the time. Taxes, wealth, poverty and guilt – they’re shaping up to be the main issues in the upcoming presidential election. We know that guilt about “success” can be very debilitating. We know that, politically, “guilt” is a big motivator. “Envy” is the flip side of “guilt,” and both when used together are powerful. It is now clear President Barack Obama and the Democrats will wage all-out class warfare based largely on guilt and envy. Republicans will try to blunt those attacks, as they usually do, by making some sort of lame rejoinder like “We need to grow the economy,” but still act guilty about being successful. Democrats will respond by repeating (endlessly) the usual guilt trip they place on higher income earners. Republicans will then pretend they don’t make that much money. (Actually, Democrats make up more of the “1 percent” than Republicans, but who’s paying attention?) While we wish that Americans would again celebrate success instead of demonizing it, that’s a wish for another day. That’s not the point of this column. This column is strictly about facts and our wish for you to consider them. Please, “take a moment” and look at the facts. The Congressional Budget Office is about as close as we get to an unbiased impartial source. What about income “disparity”? What about “fair share taxation”? What about “justice”? The results are in and . . . guess what? Beverly Hills need not feel guilty! Are you paying your “fair share” of taxes? What are the facts? Hurray! You have actually done more than your share! You’ve done almost EVERYBODY’S share! The top 20 percent of wage earners in the United States now pay 94 percent of all income taxes! You are way ahead on points! You’re in great shape from the “social justice” point of view. Not only that, but when it comes to the deficit, your “Bush tax cuts” hardly added to the deficit at all. In fact, based on CBO numbers, your share of the “deficit” was less than 4 percent. The other 96 percent came from new spending and its consequences. Most of “deficit” spending went to the lower 60 percent of wage earners and government workers at all levels. Specifics: Two new government reports analyzed deficit growth from 2001 through 2011. Those reports show how a 2001 projected 10year surplus of $5.6 trillion turned into an actual $6.1 trillion deficit over the same period. It was not your failure to pay taxes. The first report, found at http://cbo.gov/sites/default/files/cbofiles/attachments/06-07-ChangesSince2001Baseline.pdf , shows the tax policies enacted a decade ago (the “Bush tax cuts”) are responsible for just 16 percent of the swing from surplus to deficit. Furthermore, given that only about one-fourth of the tax cuts went to upper-income earners, just 1/25th of the switch from projected surpluses to actual deficits came from upper-income tax cuts. (NOTE: Given that CBO does not take into account any of the positive impact of tax cuts on investment, savings and economic growth, the percentage was actually even smaller than the 1/25th estimate).

So, be happy! Remove your guilt! It’s not your fault! President Bush’s “help the rich” tax cuts hardly show up in the deficit. In truth, the economic growth you provided more than offset any “help the rich” tax cuts you received. You were good stewards. You took the small additional amount of your own money the federal government allowed you to keep and earned a ton of money from it – and paid the taxes accordingly. But what about that deficit? Isn’t that somehow your fault? Nope. The CBO answered that question, too. Answer: new spending and interest on the (massive new federal) debt created 75 percent of the deficit. That also means that you selfish, greedy, guilty, rich Beverly Hills residents–getting richer off the Bush tax cuts–can only be blamed for about 1/12th of the deficit. So, it was NOT your fault after all! And did you get any of that government money? No. Of course not. If you are in the upper 20 percent of wage earners in the United States, you are only supposed to pay, not get. Well, that’s exactly what you did. You paid, and paid, and paid, and paid. You did not “get.” Will any of you look up these reports? They’re pretty easy to read. If you are on our eedition at www.bhcourier.com, just put your cursor on the links and click. The reports will come up. We’ve also put them on www.bhcourier.com directly. If you don’t want to look at these reports, or really don’t want to know facts that relieve your guilt, then please don’t look. The results are so clear and easy to see that, for the guilt-ridden, you won’t like it. We all know some people who revel in guilt and we don’t want to spoil their revelry. For those with an open mind, however, but who are committed Democrats or statists, this may be traumatic. The entire campaign pitch of President Obama and the Democrats is based on supposed unfairness, injustice, income disparity, discrimination, victimhood, and all the other liberal buzz words. The fact that none of these accusations are real should trouble you (but only if you read the facts). Even if you read the facts, absorb them and still don’t care because you want to “get even” or “be fair” or “help the poor,” there is hope, there, too. If the attitude of “soak the rich” prevails, you will shortly be deprived of your earnings and your wealth. There will be no “top 20 percent” to pay for everyone else and you will have no reason to feel guilty! Why? Because most of that “top 20 percent” will become “everyone else” and there will be no one left to pay for everyone else. If you still have any money left, you can always travel to Greece or Spain or Portugal where they’ve already eliminated the top 20 percent and there is no one left to pay for “everyone else.” France and Italy are racing to see who’s to go broke next. Or, if you just want a budget trip, visit Mammoth Lakes, San Bernardino or Stockton – they’re already bankrupt so you would feel right at home. We hear there are good deals on houses in Maryland, too, because nearly all of that state’s “rich” have left. But these are just the facts. If knowing the facts spoils your guilt trip, then just ignore them. We cannot ignore the facts. Sorry – we just can’t. We’d like to (sort of like a fantasy that USC will some day have a championship basketball team), but we just can’t. Whether you look at the facts or not, the message is clear: “Beverly Hills – rejoice! It’s not your fault!”

Rabbi Jacob Pressman DO YOU KNOW YOUR ACRONYMS? Dear Erudite Reader: While reading last week’s edition of The Courier, I was struck by how many acronyms I saw there. What’s an acronym? It is a word made up of the initials of other words in order to be brief. You know many. For example, our television call letters: ABC is short for American Broadcasting Company. IOU is short for “I owe you.” We see many acronyms in the press. I went for a search for them in our own newspaper, and while I came across 25 of them I am not certain I saw them all. Nor do I know what each of them meant. There are at least 5 whose meanings escape me. If this pursuit interests you and you know all the meanings, please complete this list and send it back to me c/o (care of) The Courier and I will send you a copy of one of my books. Thanks. ABX AEG AOL AMERICA ON LINE ATS AMERICAN TECHNION SOCIETY AWOL ABSENT WITHOUT LEAVE BET BHBA BEVERLY HILLS BAR ASSOCIATION BHEF BEVERLY HILLS EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION BHHS BEVERLY HILLS HIGH SCHOOL BHUSD BEVERLY HILLS UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT BMW BAVARIAN MOTOR WORKS BOG BOARD OF GOVERNORS CEO CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER CHLA CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL LOS ANGELES COOCP COPTSA DMV DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES EMT GLAZA GREATER LOS ANGELES ZOO ASSOCIATION ioLA EYE ON LOS ANGELES MoCA MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART MOU MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING R&B RHYTHM AND BLUES RDC RODEO DRIVE COMMITTEE RTK ARCHITECTS USSR UNION OF SOVIET SOCIALIST REPUBLICS

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