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By John L. Seitz For a man who has virtually done it all in a very exciting lifetime, Offer Nissenbaum is looking forward to adding a new chapter to his illustrious resume as the incoming chairman of the Beverly Hills Conference & Visitors Bureau. Since becoming managing director of The Peninsula Beverly Hills in Nov. 2007, he thrust himself into becoming an active member of the community as well as running the 5-star, 5-diamond property to the point

Adopt Nena, the adorable Lhasa-Poo in need of a loving home. 4

Students learn with Legos at engineering camp. 5

Joan Rivers loves Jim Parsons’ performance in Harvey. 12 •Back to School •Birthdays

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Faulty CalPERS Estimates May Doom City Finances

Reagan UCLA Medical Center In Nation’s Top 5

BHUSD Readies First Major Measure E-Funded Project

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center ranks among the top 5 American hospitals, according to a U.S. News & World Report survey released this week that reviewed patient-outcomes data, reputation among physicians and other care-related factors. The medical center also was rated the best hospital in the western United States for the 23rd consecutive year and the #1 hospital in the L.A. area and the state of California.

“Our purpose is to heal humankind, one patient at a time,” said Dr. David Feinberg, president/CEO of the UCLA Health System and UCLA associate vice chancellor for health sciences. “Our team of dedicated doctors, nurses and staff has a steadfast commitment to ensure that every patient we see is treated like a member of our own family, and to make sure that they receive compassionate, safe med-

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By Laura Coleman The Board of Education authorized Minco Construction to begin developing construction plans for the $3.5 million Horace Mann School Auditorium

its investments for the fiscal year ending June 30, drastically short of its projections. (see ‘CALPERS,’ page 14)

Modernization Project at its board meeting Tuesday night. Minco was one of 38 general contractors the district invited (see ‘MEASURE E,’ page 9)

(see ‘UCLA,’ page 14)

DADDY LOVES GIA— The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus comes to town at the Staples Center with Mario Lopez and Gia Francesca applauding the Dragons! production. Dragon tribes from the far reaches of the earth are brought together, displaying breathtaking skills and proving they have courage, strength, wisdom and heart to arouse dragons. The circus was founded in the U.S. in 1884 by five out of seven brothers.

Editorial from Rabbi Pressman AND MORE Announcements Real Estate Rentals Sales and More

(see ‘CVB,’ page 13)

By Matt Lopez The California Public Employees' Retirement System announced earlier this week that it earned only a 1 percent return on

George Hamilton’s Suave Swagger Delights Audiences in the Touring Production of La Cage aux Folles at The Pantages Theatre; The Mess at MOCA, With Wise Words From Four Trustees

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where he was named “Hotelier of the Year” at the Virtuoso Hotel Awards in 2011.

EDUCATING EDUCATORS—On Thursday morning, BHUSD Superintendent Gary Woods led a group of Chinese teachers from Shanghai High School on a tour of Beverly Hills High School (pictured above in the swim gym) as part of a four-week program designed by the California International Education Foundation to nurture a globally concious generation. The 23 visiting teachers are the “best of the best” according to the foundation’s founder David Unruh. Courier Photo by Laura Coleman

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Offer Nissenbaum Takes The Helm As CVB Chair

BHHS Juniors attend prestigious “boys and girls state” conference. 4

Architecture reigns at Greystone’s “Tea and Talk”. 5

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Don’t miss Joan Rivers’ review of Harvey on Page 12. More photos in George Christy’s column on Page 6.

REMEMBERING HISTORY—Lili and Jon Bosse stand at the entrance to Auschwitz Concentration Camp in Poland, the largest extermination camp operated by Nazi Germany during the World War II. More than 1.3 million people, predominately Jewish, were murdered within the compound during the war.

Lili Bosse Sees Where Her Family Died In Auschwitz By Lili Bosse Special to The Courier When I ran for office, in each campaign piece I mentioned that I was the only child of Holocaust survivors. Often I was asked why I was mentioning such a thing and was questioned what that information had anything to do with my candidacy. As I said then and firmly believe now more than ever, it has every-

thing to do with who I am and what I bring to the city council and to my everyday life. I grew up with immigrant parents of Polish heritage in Beverly Hills. Although I am sure there were many people like myself, I really did feel that I was more of the exception than the rule. My mother survived the (see ‘BOSSE,’ page 9)


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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING DATE: August 2, 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 SPECIAL meeting on Thursday, August 2, 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 to amend an existing Development Agreement between the City of Beverly Hills and the property owners of the previously approved 9200 Wilshire Boulevard mixed-use development project. The proposed amendment would allow for the existing Development Agreement to be extended beyond its current expiration date of October 18, 2012. The Planning Commission will review the request and forward its findings to the City Council, but does not have the authority to approve or deny the amendment. The decision to approve or deny the amendment will be considered by the City Council at a future, noticed public hearing. 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 City previously prepared and certified an Environmental Impact Report, and this Environmental Impact Report remains valid in assessing the environmental impacts associated with the project. 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 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.

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 Environmental Impact Report 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

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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Board of Education Decides On Hires, Layoffs For 2012/13 Updated from www.bhcourier.com

By Laura Coleman The Board of Education last night agreed to eliminate seven part-time instructional assistant positions which Board President Brian Goldberg said were no longer needed. The layoffs, which represent an annual cost savings of approximately $75,000, will become effective on Sept. 7. In addition to the layoffs, the board voted to hire four instructional assistants to support special education for approximately $109,000 and fill several positions recently left vacant

due to resignations. The district’s current hiring freeze requires that each position be brought to the board for discussion before finalizing any hiring decisions. Goldberg said that the instructional assistants laid off would be first in line to be hired for the newly approved special education assistant positions, should they be qualified for the job. The reason for the four new hires, which will increase the number of special education (see ‘HIRINGS,’ page 18)

ARTS CAMP — Campers in the long-running Catskills West Theatre Arts Camp perform Oklahoma on the grounds of Greystone estate. A few spots are still available in the second session of Catskills West, which runs July 30 – Aug. 24 at Greystone and will feature a final performance of Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Children ages 5-14 may enroll at www.beverlyhills.org/BHRegOnline or calling 310-285-6850. Pictured above: front row: Rose Gittleson, Kayla Shadgoo, Chantel Nassi, Emma Nisonson, Giselle Etessami and Bahar Sepidnameh; middle Row: Adora Dayani, Candice Emrani, Charlotte Lyon Petrovic, Lauren Aviram, Faye Turner, Renee hobson, Charles Boissavy, Rebecca Curci and Daniela Cohen; back row: Lauren Halimi, Arianna Shoosani, Lauren Soroudi, Elizabeth Loranger, Lauren Epstein, Stella Goodman and Gabe Goldstein.

School Board Moves Ahead With Drug Testing Plans

DOG ADOPTION—Nena is a 14 pound, 1-1/2 year old Lhasa-Poo girl. Recovered from the South Central shelter by Shannon Von Roemer of rescue pet store Bark n’ Bitches. Nena is hypo allergenic, housebroken and like all dogs in their program up to date on all her shots, spayed, and micro chipped. She promises to be the best friend you ever had! For more information of how to adopt Nena, contact Kira Lorsch at 4Dogs@RHLGroup.com or visit barknbitches.com.

East West Bancorp Reports Major Profit Increase For 2012 East West Bancorp, Inc., parent company of East West Bank which has offices in both Beverly Hills and Century City, reported a 17 percent increase in income and a 21 percent increase in earnings per share from last year for the second quarter of 2012. The increase boosts East West Bancorp’s income to $70.6 million, while its earnings per share jump to $0.47. “East West’s strong financial results for the second quarter are the result of our ability to drive growth and generate strong operating performance

quarter after quarter,” said Dominic Ng, chairman/CEO of East West. Also in the second quarter, East West increased its noncovered commercial and trade finance loans by $180.0 million (6 percent increase) and increased core deposits by $476.9 million (a 5 percent increase) to $11.0 billion. “East West continues to outperform peers in the industry, despite the challenging operating environment," Ng said. “We are excited about future opportunities to grow our business.”

By Laura Coleman The Board of Education moved one step closer to making new policy with respect to mandatory drug testing of high school athletes when it unanimously approved the first reading of AR 5131.61 on Tuesday 4-1. Board President Brian Goldberg, VP Jacob Manaster

and boardmembers Lisa Korbatov and Noah Margo voted in favor of the latest revisions to the “random drug testing” policy. Boardmember Lewis Hall continued to oppose the policy and voted against it. The policy is set to become effective on Aug. 27, following a final reading at the Aug. 14 board meeting.

“We want to give this a run and see how we do,” said Superintendent Gary Woods, who noted it would likely return before the board next spring following its trial run. “We’re implementing a policy that we think is unique and could be a model for others,” Manaster said. “The deal (see ‘DRUG TESTING,’ page 18)

RODEO RETAIL— Vacheron Constantin (right) got the go-ahead to start work on its facade remodel at 365 N. Rodeo Dr., where it will open in March 2013. Vacheron takes over the 1,500square foot space previously occupied by Gearys Rodeo Drive. For renderings of the approved facade remodel to Prada’s store, see page 8.

Vacheron, Prada Approved For Facade Remodels Another boost is coming to Rodeo Drive after the Architectural Commission unanimously approved a facade remodel, business identification signs and a construction barricade mural for Vacheron Constantin and design revisions on a facade remodel and business

identification sign for Prada. Vacheron Constantin is set to open at 365 N. Rodeo Dr. in March 2013, when the 255year-old watch manufacturer will take over the 1,500square-foot space previously occupied by Gearys. Vacheron officially took over the space

from Gearys Rodeo Drive on July 15. The approved facade remodel includes a new storefront system featuring recessed double-entry doors. The storefront system is composed of black metal panel and clear (see ‘RODEO,’ page 14)

Thompson Hotel To Party Into The Night After Planning Commission Approves Extended Hours

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BOYS AND GIRLS STATE — Allison Isaacman (left) and Steven Turnbull (right), BHHS juniors and National Honor Society members, were chosen as delegates to represent Beverly High this summer at Boys and Girls State, a leadership building program created for rising seniors and focus on nurturing our nation’s future leaders.

By Matt Lopez A select few parties and special events will go later into the night at the Thompson Hotel in Beverly Hills this year after the Planning Commission unanimously agreed to modify it’s Conditional Use Permit (CUP) and grant it an extended

hours permit. The Thompson Hotel, which sits at 9360 Wilshire Blvd. at the intersection of Wilshire and South Crescent Drive, was approved for 12 “special events” per year (with a maximum of two per month), where it would be allowed to

keep its rooftop pool area open until 2 a.m. rather than midnight. Additionally, the hotel asked for and received an increase in rooftop occupancy from 125 to 150. The 12 spe(see ‘THOMPSON,’ page 18)


>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> THEATRE GUILD–A cocktail party last Sunday in the home of Janet Salter (right), board chairman of The Beverly Hills Theatre Guild, heralded the guild’s upcoming Sept. 30 fundraiser and awards program at the Four Seasons. Pictured (from left): Ruth Flinkman-Mar- andy, eventco-chair; honorees actress Anne Jeffreys and comedian Norm Crosby; Carolyn Fried, BHTG president; Mary Cutler, event co-chair; and honoree Jim Jahant of Brooks Brothers. The group was introduced to the attendees by Monty Hall. Photo by Amir

Beverly Hills Schools Go Cashless By Laura Coleman The Beverly Hills Unified School District could operate on a cashless basis starting this upcoming academic year following a unanimous vote by the Board of Education to set up a cash collection system through Horizon Software International. “My Payments Plus” by Horizon gives the schools internal controls would-be cash transactions such as for food purchases, money collected for

City Set To Welcome New Office Building By Matt Lopez A new private equity firm is headed to Beverly Hills after the planning commission approved a new office building and parking structure that will be used by The Gores Group.

The firm, which says it specializes in "acquiring controlling interests in mature and growing businesses", is moving from Westwood into a proposed building at 121 Spalding Drive that will stand four sto-

ries and 45 feet tall. The Gores Group also plans to own and occupy an adjacent three-story building at 9800 Wilshire Boulevard with a proposed bridge that will (see ‘OFFICE,’ page 18)

ART FOR KIDS— When a group of local residents involved with the Good Shepherd Women’s Center (Reggie Sully with McCoy Construction, Nicole Yonke with Annette English and Associates and George Chavez with CALBO) saw one “boring” room in the center, they had a vision to transform it into a colorful and nurturing Children’s room. Pictured right: Good Shepherd’s Sister Anne stands beside New York muralist Sam Simon who together with his assistant (not pictured) Fletcher McKean traveled to the center and donated a week of their time to transform the room into a vibrant space.

Cedars-Sinai Among Best Hospitals Nationally Cedars-Sinai Medical Center has 12 medical specialties nationally ranked in the 20122013 America’s Best Hospitals Issue of U.S. News & World Report released this week. It was

also named #2 among all hospitals in California. Cedars-Sinai is also one of a small group of hospitals that had more than 10 specialties ranked in the top 50 nation-

wide. Of the roughly 5,000 hospitals in the U.S, fewer than 150 scored high enough to be ranked in even a single specialty. (see ‘CEDARS,’ page 18)

LEGO FUN— Cole Miller (left) and Stratford Nelson (right) have fun playing with their Lego creations at the Preengineering camp offered by Play-Well TEKnologies. The Play-Well Camp, where kids can build with Legos and do other fun engineering projects, is offered by the Beverly Hills Community Services Depart ment. For more information on the Play-Well camps and other summer camps, call 310-2856810. E-mail your summer fun pictures to The Courier at mlopez@bhcourier.com.

Beverly Hills Library Receives Big Donation The City of Beverly Hills Public Library announced this week that longtime community member and Friends of the Library board member Betty Harris donated $4,800 to the library toward the purchase of ebooks and eaudiobooks. The donation was made in honor of Betty’s mother, Anna Harris, who suffered from macular de-

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generation. “We are thrilled to have Betty’s continued support,” said Nancy Hunt-Coffey, Assistant Director of Community Services for the City of Beverly Hills. “And especially her support of our patrons who are blind or have visual impairments.” Ebooks and eaudiobooks

are resources that can help the blind and visually impaired to interact with the printed work by increasing the size and/or type of the written word or by having the text read aloud. All Library programs are free to patrons. For more information, call the Library (310) 288-2200 or visit the Library's website www.bhpl.org.

PTAs, and payments for SAT and AP testing. Such a system will enable the BHUSD to have better control of its money and prevent losses like the hundreds of thousands of dollars that went missing last year from vending machines, Board President Brian Goldberg said. The cost for implementing the new point of service system is slated not to exceed $100,000. GREYSTONE—Architecture expert Steven Price (left) treated those in attendance at Sunday’s Friends of Greystone “Tea and Talk” to a lively presentation on marvelous mid-century properties throughout Beverly Hills, including demolished gems lost to the fabric of the City’s culture. He is pictured with Alexandrina Doheny at Greystone mansion.


GEORGE CHRISTY tic and curatorial integrity of MOCA,” affirm L e n n i e Greenberg, Betye Burton, Audrey Irmas, Fred Nicholas in their July 12 letter to the L.A. Times. These are four lifetime MOCA trustees. Lennie’s parents, Rita and Taft Schreiber, were among Alana Stewart was wed to Margie Perenchio George Hamilton MOCA’s founders, bequeathing their newly appointed director of two years, Jeffrey Deitch, major collection to launch who lacks any museum MOCA, along with Bea and experience. Businessman Phil Gersh, Robert Rowan, Jeffrey arrived from his suc- Marcia Weissman. cessful gallery in New York. ommitted donors conHe’s earned $648,281 in 2011 and is provided with a tribute to museums that pursue Shirley Jones and Marty Ingels fine residence in Los Feliz. the highest quality programs Paul Schimmel’s salary was under prudent financial mancut in 2011, when he earned agement. MOCA needs to get back to its core mission that oon enough, hell $235, 414. made it the exemplary museum breaks loose when lovers Georges and Albin go at isturbed with the direc- it once was,” agree the four it, after Jean-Michel tion of the programs scheduled trustees. Loni Anderson Sofia Milos (Michael Lowney), by Deitch, four worldmong their meaningful Georges’ son (from a long renowned local artists, who are the musical’s adapted from a French novel that ago drunken fling), announces trustees, dropped out from the directives: Within a • Significant exhibition procaught the fancy of the he’s mad about Anne (Allison museum board. Blair McDowell), and that they week, John Baldassari, Ed grams, as well as promoting the indefatigable composer-lyriChristopher Sieber and George cist Jerry Herman (Hello plan to marry. Ruscha, Barbara Kruger, talented artists of today. Hamilton co-star in the touring Dolly, Mame) and playCatherine Opie announced • Highlighting the museum’s production of La Cage aux Folles, wright Harvey Fierstein eave it to fate that Anne their resignations. As did extraordinary permanent colnow playing through the week- (Torch Song Trilogy). Early hails from a proper religious major players Gary and Kathi lection in continuous presentaend at the Pantages Theatre. tions. critics predicted that La Cage family. As expected, her par- Cypres. • Hiring an experienced curaaux Folles had “legs” (a slang ents ask to visit Jean-Michel’s mom and dad. Who else, but dire action that’s a torial team staffed by a dedicatis tall, suave swagger’s showbiz comment denoting Georges and Albin? The time warning as much as a protest,” ed professional director. back in town. A hard-working longevity), and worldwide proactor and a Romeo who’s ductions have entertained mul- bomb ticks, and the farce writes L.A. Times art critic • Electing trustees who are Director Terry Christopher Knight, appalled knowledgeable about not-forromanced novelist Danielle timillions for nigh on 29 years! explodes. Johnson’s excellent pacing with Jeffrey’s exhibitions of profit institutions and the Steel and Lynda Bird Johnson hops and skips, and his fun-lovDennis Hopper’s “not very responsibilities of governing peaking of legs, those (the daughter of President Lyndon Johnson), George fantastic Cagelles, six high- ing cast evokes a feel-good good art (his photographs them. Hamilton gleefully sings and stepping dancers, deliver sen- spirit, notably Gay Marshall as would have made a better here is support in the dances and jokes in the touring sational high jinks and stunts madcap Jacqueline, the hostess show)”, and James Franco’s art community for MOCA,” at La Cage aux Folles. Lynne curating a show about James La Cage aux Folles at the choreographed by Lynne Page. Pantages Theatre. A crowd- Bravos to Matt Anctil, Logan Page’s choreography is a joy, Dean, which raised eyebrows they maintain. “Not as it is now, but for what it was once, pleaser musical with owner Keslar, Donald C. Shorter Jr., the glittery sets by Tim Shortall in the art community. and what it can be, and must, and Matthew Wright’s cosGeorges partnered with a diva Mark Roland, Terry Lavell and in the future, again become.” tumes are pure delight. crucial fact of its named Albin at their drag Trevor Downey. They couldn’t widely celebrated, sometimes cabaret La Cage aux Folles (the be better. ise words worth payhree more nights and fractious history is often forgotbirdcage) in Saint Tropez. ing attention to. two weekend matinees remain ten,” adds Christopher. nd so it is that the at the Pantages, before closing Online at “MOCA was founded by artists eorge belongs to the Pantages audiences are reveling www.bhcourier.com/georgechristy.cfm show-must-go-on school of with laughter and standing ova- on Sunday night, and the tour spearheaded by pros. After damaging his tions. Ever the veteran trouper, heads to Segerstrom Hall in Sam Francis in Achilles heel during the early George Hamilton doesn’t duck Costa Mesa. At the premiere, 1979 … they’re run of the tour, George didn’t through the dark theater after- the Pantages’ marketing direc- the soul inside miss a beat. Before injuring his ward to his waiting limousine tor Benny Aguayo announced what sometimes He his engagement to Nita seems to be a heel, George underwent knee (as stars frequently do). soulless institusurgery, and who would know greets everyone lined up at the Gandhi. tional life.” it, as he and Albin tart up the stage door. Signs every autohe mess at our downhuge stage in the landmark Art graph. George’s longtime pubMuseum of h e Deco theatre that dates back to licity mentor, Jeffrey Lane, town Contemporary Art, which we celebrity-driven shakes his head. 1927. that “Unbelievable! How many explored in our BH Courier program herever it plays, this stars are this loyal to their column of July 6, is not going MOCA director away soon. An informant Jeffrey Deitch protraveling production remains a fans?” vows the art crowd “ain’t buy- motes is not the hot ticket critically acclaimed ing” MOCA trustee Eli Broad’s answer toward rue, the book, with its as “timely and tuneful.” George and co-star touches of hambone creaks a attempt at damage control with restoring the artisChristopher Sieber have been tad, although the story’s updat- his L.A. Times articles. Insiders lauded in 15 cities (more to ed time and again with con- wonder what’s with Eli’s “end game?” come) while delivering 300 temporary zingers. performances so far (with six he “brutal ouster” two he players prance remaining cities on their schedweeks ago of Paul Schimmel, through showstopping numule). the esteemed curator for 22 bers, and the audience irthed during its applauds wildly after Albin years at MOCA, created a seisCody Horn, the daughter of Walt Disney Broadway premiere in 1983, sings his poignant cri de coeur mic shock in the international Studios chairman Alan Horn, co-stars art world. Paul’s was a forced I Am What I Am. with Channing Tatum in Magic Mike. resignation due to tensions between him and MOCA’s Page 6 | July 20, 2012 BEVERLY HILLS

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PRADA — Prada (above) received approval for design revisions to the facade of its store at 343 North Rodeo Drive. The commission approved changing the location of Prada’s business sign to the center of the facade. Prada received approval on new designs for a facade remodel and new business sign. Prada previously received approvals for past remodels in December 2010 and then again in May 2012.


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death camp in Auschwitz and was very comfortable sharing her experiences with me and the rest of the world by writing two books on the subject as well as reminding me that she always believed that although she lived through losing her entire family, she still believed that people were good at heart and to never give up on what I believed in. Auschwitz took the family I never knew away from me which I am sure enabled me to find a welcoming world of community that I found in our city. Perhaps because of the experience and honor of serving our city and courage that wisdom of age has afforded me, Jon and I took the journey this summer to visit the death camp Auschwitz. I found that as we approached the famous welcome gate ‘Work will set you free’, I was unable to breathe as I felt as though I was in a state of holding my breath for fear that if I breathed I would pass out or cry uncontrollably. We walked through the rooms that held the thousands of children’s shoes, eye glasses, suitcases with names of innocent people to never be seen again,

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to submit pre-qualification packets in April. Of the five contractors who submitted bids, Minco was the lowest bidder, with a bid of $3.477 million. Under the $334 million Measure E bond passed in 2008, BHUSD now has the ability to renovate its schools. “We are at the point now where we’re completed and reviewed the design development,” Chief Facilities

to the room that held locks of hair of the victims, many of the strands used to make mattresses. I found myself on auto pilot as I truly do not know how I was moving my body as I knew that I was outside my body at every step. The ovens and crematorium that housed millions of victims to the last moments of their life is stamped deep inside my heart and holds a pain that is impossible to put into words. I know that I will never be able to find the words to express the experience of visiting a place on this earth that held horrors beyond the imagination but what continued to fill my heart and mind was the strength of the human spirit. I am forever changed by this journey. I take with me a piece of history that already made me who I am today but now, I hold the understanding that there is a goodness in human nature that wants to survive and carry into the generations of our future. I bring with me a renewed strength, compassion and understanding as I return home. Yes, being a child of a Holocaust survivor has made me into who I am and continue to become and I am very proud of it.

Manager Nelson Cayabyab said. “We are at that point now where we can move forward into construction documents to get our projects going.” Modernizing the auditorium includes removing hazardous material, replacing ceilings, upgrading restrooms, renovating the band classroom, replacing mechanical, plumbing and electrical systems, and installing accessible pathways in and around the building.


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• GLAZA’s Global Fusion Night’s ‘Music In The Zoo’ The Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association is offering a rare opportunity for an after-hours visit with the animals during Global Fusion Night’s “Music in the Zoo” on Friday, July 27. Musical performances with 10 varied groups take place throughout the zoo and Botanical Gardens while guests view more than a few animals staying up past their bedtimes. Picnics are permitted,

and there with an array of food and beverages offerings available from 6 to 9 p.m. Groups taking part are Rocky Neck Bluegrass Band, Marieve Herington Band, Paddy’s Pig, Wicked Tinkers, AK and her Kalashnikovs, Bandidos de Amor, Tropical Punch, Shaya and Rafi, and Kenny Hudson and World Beat. Admission for the general public is $20 for adults and $15 for children ages 2-12. Tickets may be purchased at the zoo; in advance by calling 323-644-6042 or online www.lazoo.org. • Art Director Panel To Salute Swashbuckler Film Genre

POOLSIDE SOIREES–The Beverly Hills Hotel was buzzing with celebs as they came out to celebrate the launch of the Friday night Cointreau Poolside Soirees in honor of the hotel’s 100th anniversary. Some 500 guests including Natalie Portman, Benjamin Millepied, Weeds’ MaryLouise Parker (above left), Marisa Tomei, hair guru Ken Paves, Jodi Lyn O'Keefe (Two and a Half Men), Carly Chaikin (Suburgatory), Aimee Garcia (Dexter), photographer Ellen von Unwerth and Cooking Channel’s Alie Ward and Georgia Hardstark enjoyed live performances by synchronized swimming group, the Aqualillies as well as a neverbefore-seen, show by Dita Von Teese (above right). Photos by Charley Gallay/WireImage

Art Directors Guild and American Cinematheque is screening the 1935 Errol Flynn classic film Captain Blood on Sunday at 5:30 p.m. at the renowned Egyptian Theatre, 6712 Hollywood Blvd. The event is a salute to the “genre of pirate swashbuckler movies,” according to its sponsor, The Hollywood Reporter. Tom Walsh, ADG president and co-chair of its film series will moderate a discussion with a panel consisting of John Myhre, production designer of Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011); John Dexter, art director on Pirates Of The Caribbean: At World's End (2007) and Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006); Bill Taliaferro, art director/set designer on Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse Of The Black Pearl (2003), etc.; and Illustrator Nathan Schroeder. Phone: 818-760-8995 for further information. • Operation Smile Sets 30th Anniversary Gala At BevHilton Operation Smile’s 30th Anniversary Smile Gala at The Beverly Hilton on Sept. 28 will honor Brooke Burke and David Charvet, Jill Grey, Sanuk Corporation, the Argyros family, Krista Jajonie and Daneia Sanadiki. Individual tickets are $500. Call 323-904-4400 or visit: www.operationsmile.org.

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GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY–Musical icon Dionne Warwick (second from left), who has sold more than 100 million records, was in town to celebrate her 50th anniversary as a professional singer after being discovered by a young songwriting team–Burt Bacharach and Hal David. Here she is joined by her original co-mentor, Burt Bacharach (left), famed record producer Clive Davis and Jarvee Hutcherson (right) of Beverly Hills, president of the Multicultural Motion Picture Association. Photo by Arnold Turner/PG Picture Group

In The Dark Knight Rises, Christopher Nolan has directed a non-stop action movie that titillates the senses and captures your attention even without understanding what the heck is transpiring on screen. After the first 5 minutes I gave up trying to figure it out, threw in the proverbial towel, ate popcorn, sat back and enjoyed the action and cacophonous music blasting off the walls. What made the 2 hours, 45 minutes more pleasurable was the brilliant collection of outstanding actors to move the story (whatever it was) at breakneck speed to its ultimate conclusion. If ever you are fortunate enough to see a movie with Christian Bale, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Anne Hathaway, Marion Cotillard and the indomitable Michael Caine starring in the same film, you have hit the moviegoer’s lottery. In short, The Dark Knight Rises is a cinematic culinarean (I don’t know if there is such a word, but it fits) potpourri. It’s tantamount to eating something that is sumptuous and you don’t care what the ingredients are. 3 Bagels and a shmear out of 4

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“We certainly have a great product to sell—Beverly Hills— and people all over the world have heard about us,” Nissenbaum enthused. “Like everything else, however, we can’t just sit back on our laurels and expect the business to automatically come to us so we have to fight for it.” He pointed out the three most vital areas being targeted to attract new hotel and retail traffic to Beverly Hills are the Northeast U.S.A., other parts of California, and China. The Middle East is another which seems to be gaining strength along with longtime standbys Europe and Japan. “At the CVB, our board is diverse with a smattering of CPAs, lawyers, hoteliers, small and large business owners—everybody with different strengths but a single purpose in mind—to help the City,” Nissenbaum said. He particularly saluted his predecessor as chairman, Bill Wiley of Via Rodeo, and the CVB staff headed by Executive Director Julie Wagner. Following up on the successful Chinese New Year’s celebration, fashion, food and wine festivals, etc., he stated: “We are going to plan a few but highly impactful special events along with improving the holiday lighting décor.” Some on the board have even suggested building an ice rink during the post-Thanksgiving shopping season. (For an passionate ice hockey devotee like Nissenbaum, what could sound better?) “Any CVB event must exert fiscal responsibility, bring a return on investment, be transparent, flawlessly-executed, retailoriented and fun,” he said. “We’ll soon be opening our new CVB Visitors Center which will be user friendly to the max for both first time and repeat guests in our City.” Born in Ramat-Gan, Israel and the son of a Holocaust sur-

vivor and Israeli war hero, he grew up there, later moving to Toronto where his father had been transferred as a controller for El Al Airlines. He graduated from New York’s Paul Smith’s College with a degree in hotelrestaurant management. Before beginning his career, however, Nissenbaum returned to Israel and served three years in the elite intelligence corps of the Israeli army. His potentially dangerous stint there prepared him for his first job in the hospitality industry with Helmsley Hotels in New York working for the infamous “queen of mean” Leona Helmsley. “I learned an immediate lesson that management by fear and intimidation doesn't work,” he said. "I think of myself as a mentor rather than a boss." His style at The Peninsula is to meet monthly with 25 different employees, from the managers to dishwashers, to see how operations can be improved. “Every single employee has a special insight and if you treat your staff right, they will treat the guests right." The formula has worked for him during his career path which has taken him to become resident manager of New York’s famed Plaza and Doral Tuscany, general manager of Miami’s 5-diamond Doral Saturnia Spa Resort, and VP of operations for nine Omni Hotels. Since arriving at The Peninsula, Nissenbaum has overseen the renovation of all its 193 rooms, suites and villas. He and his wife, publicist Bonnie Reuben, and their three children—Ari, Giselle and Eli--live off of Benedict Canyon and are members of Temple Emanuel on Burton Way. “Our family loves the community and I am personally looking forward to have the CVB work very closely with the mayor, City Council, chamber and all others in expanding the Beverly Hills brand for the benefit of our hotel and all the other businesses in the City,” he said. “We’re all in this together.”

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Not all performances occur on stage. Sometimes the venue is the stage, as when the entire resort property of the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio became part of a major movie shoot for a TV movie to air on the SYFY channel next spring. Titled Blowing Vegas Off The Map, the film, which stars Frankie Muniz and Barry Bostwick, uses the grounds of the resort to create three distinct movie sets: a western themed hotel complete with cacti and a giant buffalo; a replica of the famed Golden Nugget Hotel/Casino; and an Egyptian themed Isis Hotel /Casino. I won’t give away the plot, but the film takes place during a spring break pool party, and will feature special effects created by a Beijing-based company as well as effects crafted by the wizards at Industrial Light & Magic. Not to be outdone by movie magic – to say nothing about surgical augmentation - the Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa in Rancho Mirage has begun its series of Caliente Pool Parties, part of a bikini contest worth more than $5,000 in cash and prizes to the participates. The pool party runs every Friday from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Contestants must be at least 21 years old to enter. Three weekly winners will each receive $100 in cash, complimentary entry to all Caliente Pool Parties and a complimentary hotel room on Aug. 31, the day of the finals. The grand prize winner will take home $2,500 in cash, plus she will receive a professional photo shoot so she can become the “face” of next year’s Caliente Pool Party. Second and third place winners will receive cash prizes of $1,500 and $1,000, respectively.


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By Laura Coleman The Board of Education unanimously approved a motion 5-0 establishing an all inclusive intramural sports program for middle school students throughout the district with a cost not to exceed $15,000 at its board meeting Thursday night. There is currently no intramural program available for BHUSD middle school students. Over a nine-week season culminating in playoffs held at the high school, teams would meet twice a week and compete weekly during the final seven weeks. Students would be expected to maintain at least a 2.0 GPA requirement for participation in addition to no more than one N in conduct and no U’s in conduct. Preliminary plans include

boy’s and girl’s soccer in the fall, boy’s touch football and girl’s volleyball in the winter, and boys and girls basketball in the spring. Woods said that in addition to looking to soliciting contributions from BHEF, PTA’s, BHAAA, BHBBL and AYSO, there would likely be some form of voluntary contribution, such as a $20 suggested donation per student. The costs include $12,000 for coaches ($500 per team with six total teams per school), $1,000 for equipment and $2,000 for referees. Horace Mann Principal Steve Kessler said using high school athletes to referee is one possible cost-savings measure and a motivator for middle school students to continue sports in high school.

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ical care of the highest quality.” Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center is also the only hospital in the Southern California region that appears on the magazine's “honor roll.” The latest rankings showcase more than 720 hospitals out of about 5,000 nationwide. Fewer than UCLA Medical Center was rated one of the top 5 hospitals in the nation, along with, Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Johns

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glass while the recessed entry is framed with black glass walls and beige marble floor finish. The commission approved two signs, one on the building facade, composed of individually mounted brass face-lit channel letters containing the name Vacheron Constantin and the company logo. Prada on Rodeo Drive received unanimous approval for its store at 343 North Rodeo Drive for what architect Nicole Long joked was "hopefully the last time". The commission approved a facade remodel and business identification sign for Prada on

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Citing Europe’s financial turmoil and struggling global stock prices, the pension fund known as CalPERS lost 7.2 percent on shares as it ended the fiscal year with $233 billion in assets. The low return for the fiscal year 2012 is the third time in the last five years that CalPERS failed to reach the 7.5 percent threshold needed to meet its projections. CalPERS’ low returns could mean that Beverly Hills will be forced to pay millions more each year. The City is already paying more than it was legally required to pay into CalPERS. The Courier reported in its

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December 2010, which returned to the commission in May 2012 for approval on marble walls at each end of the storefront and lights within the marble walls to illuminate display areas. Long, of Brand+Allen Architects returned to the commission Wednesday and received approval to change the previously approved marble walls around the entry to glass walls and the marble walls along the outside edges of the facade to stainless steel. The previously approved business ID sign, which was located just above the stainless steel building facade, will now be located directly in the center of the facade. Aug. 26, 2011 edition that the average retirement pay for each City worker averages $3.321 million and none of that was being paid for by the employee, but rather all from the City, which was paying its employees nearly double the private sector for every year of work. Under the rules of CalPERS, employees are supposed to contribute nine percent of their salary to CalPERS. Instead, the City of Beverly Hills paid the full 9 percent the employees should have been paying into the system. That is now being reduced to 1 percent, which Finkel said would help soften a little of the blow of CalPERS low investment return. ”If 1 percent is indicative of the returns going forward, I don't know where the numbers go; they're huge,” City Treasurer Eliot Finkel told The Courier. ”If you drop that to 5 percent, [the amount the City must pay] doubles. If you drop it to 1 percent... I just don't know where it's going to go.” In this year’s newly-passed budget, the percentage of salaries required to be paid for safety employees (the City's biggest obligation) is 44.3 percent, slightly down from 44.5 percent. It will rise to 44.7 percent next year and 45 percent in 2014/15. ”We're in a tough situation and it's compounded by the fact that CalPERS' rate of return assumptions are not reasonable,” Finkel said. ”So they hit up the taxpayer for more money to cover pension promises which are not realistic.”


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Kung Fu Brings Out Creativity, Self Realization or more than 10 years, the Golden Dragon Martial Arts School has been teaching the basics of Kung Fu in Russia, Austria, Spain, China and the U.S. The school came to the Westside this month when the local studio opened at 11677 San Vicente Blvd. Why should someone practice ancient Kung Fu when the world is filled with modern and fashionable methods of physical development? • Reason one — Kung Fu isn’t a method of just physical training, it’s also a way of harmonious development for a man. What sets it apart from all other physical disciplines is the complete awareness of all the movements of the body and mind, both during the training as well as away from it. What does that mean? It means that Kung Fu as well as Tai Chi must not be practiced just at school; they must be practiced wherever and whenever. Only then will the practitioner attain the desired results. However, that does not mean that you have to become a professional athlete, quite the contrary, you have to remain yourself, only in this case you can retain the objective perception of self and the world and not miss anything important. • Reason two — comprehensive approach to a person. A man represents a complex system, both anatom-

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ically and psycho-emotionally. All parts must be balanced and work synchronously for a man to utilize all the potential instilled in him. To accomplish that, you need to train your whole system every day (including weekends) all in one training. But is that even possible? Of course. Unfortunately modern education is partial, either you are a lawyer, a banker, or a taxi driver. It’s good for business, but not for life. Primarily, the person must be good in life. If you ask anyone today about who they are, they will usually answer with their profession. People seem to have forgotten that they are men and women and are humans after all. Kung Fu gives the possibility to remember it and never to

forget it again. • Reason three — only Kung Fu has the completeness of a balanced training process that includes all aspects of psycho-physical development. That is – Qigong (training based on breathing exercises), training of the circulator y system, strengthening of the nervous system, improvement of brain activity and that of the internal organs; enhancement of the immune system, and Gong Fa (method of physical development). Training of tendons, ligaments, joints and muscles improves strength, speed and stamina. Warming up in traditional Kung Fu is particularly important. However, even professional athletes today don’t pay enough attention to it. They consider it just a process of increasing body temperature and a waste of time, thus they skip it to start training sooner. By definition, professional athletes, should be the healthiest people in the world, however a lot of them are either injured or sick, but that is normal for them. Traditional

martial arts should bring health and not take it away from a person. • Reason four – psycho-emotional training in Kung Fu brings out creativity and self-realization in a practitioner. This part of the training is one of the most difficult ones. Of course it’s not possible to give all the answers in a short article; for that you will have to visit the Golden Dragon martial arts school. Putting together all these reasons, the question as to why one should train in traditional Kung Fu naturally disappears. It’s common sense. When people become professionals in terms of their health and their life, they will be able to get the answers to all important questions, and will not waste the time that they never seem to have enough of. Golden Dragon Martial Arts School 11677 San Vicente Blvd. 310-207-5260 www.kungfu-school.com info@kungfu-school.com


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instructional assistants to 92. The board unanimously agreed to replace the district’s accountant /budget coordinator for approximately $82,000, a playground assistant at Hawthorne for approximately $10,000, a part-time physical education assistant at Beverly Vista for approximately $14,000, and a part-time lead food service worker for approximately $33,500. The board unanimously approved hiring a middle school mathematics teacher to travel among the four K-8 campuses to facilitate the implementation of the district's special education program with a cost to the district of approximately $87,000. The board narrowly voted 3-2 to approve hiring an additional elementary school teacher should kindergarten enrollment levels exceed a teacher-to-student ration of 20:1 district-wide. Goldberg and boardmembers Lewis Hall and Lisa Korbatov voted to authorize the hire of a 74th K-5 teacher should five more kindergarten students enroll, bringing the number of students to 240. Each teaching position represents a cost to the district of approximately $87,000. The board approved combining recently vacated positions of an ASB technician and an office staff assistant position to reduce redundancy and increase efficiency by creating a single position and hiring an ASB/textbook technician for approximately $54,700 – a $30,000 savings.

cial events, which could include private birthday or wedding parties, can occur on any day of the week. Staff’s original recommendation was to allow just six events that would occur only on a Thursday or Sunday preceding a holiday. While the commission all agreed to allow for 12 events, Chair Craig Corman and Commissioner Nanette Cole discussed a plan to allow the Thompson to use 6 of its 12 dates on the Thursday-Sunday schedule recommended by staff and the other six to be used whenever the hotel wanted as a sort of trial period to see how the hotel did in its first few months under the new CUP. Vice Chair Brian Rosenstein and commissioners Dan Yukelson and Howard Fisher, however, felt the hotel should be able to schedule events on whatever days it wanted. One resident who lives down the street from the hotel spoke up at the meeting and told the commission of music that nearby residents can still hear music coming from

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connect the top floor of both buildings. “I think the design is just brilliant,” Vice Chair Brian Rosenstein said. “I’m very excited about this.” The Gores Group, which also has offices in London and Colorado, will take 11,000-square feet of new space at 121 Spalding Dr. with 3 levels of abovegrade parking and 2 levels of subterranean parking. In addition, the proposed building will also provide parking for the 9800

the hotel, while acknowledging that the number of incidents has gone down in recent years. Mitch Dawson, the attorney who represented the Thompson Hotel, noted how he and the hotel had worked with the commission in recent years to tone down noise levels coming from the pool area. The commission agreed and said that since coming under new management, the Thompson has made strides to keep its sound level down and keep music at a level where nearby residents shouldn’t be affected. “I feel pretty comfortable with the measures this applicant has taken to mitigate the noise,” Yukelson said. “They've done a tremendous job.” The Thompson Hotel's current entitlements end in January, at which point it is scheduled to come before the commission for renewal on Jan. 12, 2013. The commission agreed that the January meeting would be used to review how the Thompson hotel was doing with the special events and whether there were any disturbances being caused to neighbors.

Wilshire building, which will see its current parking structure demolished to make room for the newly-approved office building. Former three-term Beverly Hills Mayor Tom Levyn, who appeared on behalf of the applicant, called the project “elegant” and said it will improve Beverly Hills. The bridge connecting the two buildings, which was proposed to rest about 30 feet above the alley, requires a permit. Additionally, a subterranean rightof-way encroachment was proposed because a portion of the parking structure is set to be underneath part of the alley. The applicant proposed dedicating 6 feet of width on the south side of the

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The 12 Cedars-Sinai specialities ranked were: cancer, cardiology and heart surgery, neurology and neurosurgery, gastroenterology, geriatrics, gynecology, nephrology, orthopedics, pulmonology, urology, diabetes and endocrinology and ear, nose and throat. “While grateful for this recognition, it is the dedication and commitment to quality patient care that our talented physicians and staff undertake each day which makes CedarsSinai unique,” said Thomas M. Priselac, the medical center’s president/CEO. U.S. News rankings are based on mortality rate, patient safety, as well as reputation as rated by a group of physicians from across the nation.

alley for a net alley width of 20 feet. It also intends to vacate a foot of width from the north side of the eastwest alley that separates the 121 Spalding building from the 9800 Wilshire building. The one foot is needed to accommodate the installation of stone veneer and other materials on the building. Levyn told the planning commission at last week’s meting that approval from the commission marked “phase two” for the 121 Spalding Dr. building. Next, the project is slated to go before the City Council for review and discussion on Aug. 7. The project will then be discussed by the Architectural Commision at its Aug. 15 meeting.

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BIRTHDAY GREETINGS ––Celebrating are Chris Cornell, Diana Rigg, Chuck Daly and Kim Carnes (July 20); Josh Hartnett, Jon Lovitz, Norman Jewison and Robin Williams (July 21); David Spade, Albert Brooks, Linda Roberts, Shirlie Schyman, Sally Sherman, Terence Stamp, Alex Trebek and Willem Dafoe (July 22); Gloria de Haven, Woody Harrelson, Michelle Williams, and Edie McClurg (July 23); Max Rubin, Ruth Buzzi, Lynda Carter, and Robert Hays (July 24); Clifton Smith lll, Ginny Mancini, Matt LeBlanc, Marie Borofsky, and Janet Margolin (July 25); Kate Beckinsale, Stan Magid, Sandra Bullock, Casey Boyer, Janet Bova, Mick Jagger and Kevin Spacey (July 26).

Joan Mangum Aviva Family and Children’s Services, since 1915 a non-profit, multi-service agency providing comprehensive therapeutic and educational services to abused and neglected youth, and their families hosted “The A Gala,” at The Beverly Hills Hotel. Chaired by Robin Broidy and her

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Page 22 | July 20 , 2012 Hills, CA 90210. All bids must be in writing and must contain an original CITY OF signature by an authorBEVERLY HILLS ized officer of the firm. PUBLIC WORKS & Electronic bids (i.e., TRANSPORTATION - telephonic, FAX, etc.) PROJECT are NOT acceptable. All ADMINISTRATION bids shall clearly contain 345 FOOTHILL ROAD on the outside of the BEVERLY HILLS, CAL- sealed envelope in IFORNIA 90210 which they are submitted: BID PACKAGE 13LEGAL NOTICE 02 221 N. CRESCENT BIDS WANTED BRICK FAÇADE 221 N. CRESCENT REPLACEMENT PROBRICK FAÇADE JECT. REPLACEMENT PROJECT g. Contractor's License: In accorThe City of Beverly Hills dance with provisions of ("City") hereby requests Section 3300 of the sealed bids for the California Public materials, supplies, Contract Code, the City equipment or services has determined that the set forth herein, subject Contractor shall posto all conditions outlined sess a valid California in this Bid Package, Contractor's License including: Class B-1 or other appropriate license SECTION 1: NOTICE classification under the INVITING BIDS State Contracting Code SECTION 2: INSTRUC- at the time the contract TIONS TO BIDDERS is bid. Failure to posSECTION 3: SPECIAL sess such license may CITY REQUIREMENTS render the bid non SECTION 4: GENERAL responsive and bar the SPECIFICATIONS award of the contract to SECTION 5: BIDDER'S that non responsive BID Bidder. SECTION 6: SIGNATURE PAGE AND h. Liquidated LEGAL STATUS Damages: There shall SECTION 7: ADDI- be a $500.00 assessTIONAL FORMS ment for each and every calendar day work SECTION 1: NOTICE remains undone after INVITING BIDS date fixed for completion. 1. Notice Inviting Bids i. Prevailing Wages: In accordance a. Date of Request: with the provisions of July 20, 2012 Sections 1770 et seq., of the Labor Code, the b. Bid Number: Director of the Industrial 13-02 Relations of the State of California has deterc. I t e m mined the general preDescription: Removal vailing rate of wages and disposal of existing applicable to the work to exterior brick façade be done. The Contractor and installation of new will be required to pay to brick and backing sys- all persons employed on tem at the 221 N. the project by the Crescent parking/ Contractor sums not retail/housing facility, less than the sums set located at 221 N. forth in the documents Crescent Drive, Beverly entitled "General Hills, California 90210. Prevailing Wage Determination made by d. Obtaining Bid the Director of Industrial Documents: A copy of Relations pursuant to the Bid Package may be California Labor Code, obtained by mail or in Part 7, Chapter 1, person from the Article 2, Sections 1770, Department of Public 1773, 1773.1." These Works & Transportation documents can be - Project Administration, reviewed in the office of 345 Foothill Road, the City Clerk or may be Beverly Hills, CA 90210, obtained from the State. telephone number 310288-2823. The bid j. Prebid package including plans Conference Date and and specifications may Location: A mandatory also be viewed on, and pre-bid conference will downloaded from the be held on Wednesday, City’s web site: August 1, 2012 at 10:30 www.beverlyhills.org: a.m. at the project site, shortcuts: bid informa- located at 221 N. tion: bid number 13-02. Crescent Drive, Beverly Hills 90210. e. Bid Opening: Wednesday – August k. Bid Security: 22, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. Each bid shall be accompanied by bid f. Due Date and security in the form of a Location for cashier's check, certiSubmittals: Sealed fied check or bid bond in bids will be received at the amount of 10% of all times during normal the total bid amount. All business hours prior to cashier's checks or certhe Bid Opening, at the tified checks must be City Clerk’s Office, 455 drawn on a responsible North Rexford Drive, bank doing business in Room 290, Beverly the United States and BID PACKAGE NO. 13-02

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PUBLIC NOTICES shall be made payable to THE CITY OF BEVERLY HILLS. Bid bonds must be issued by a bonding company licensed to do business in the State of California. Bids not accompanied by the required bid security shall be rejected. Cash and personal or company checks are NOT acceptable. The City shall return the bid security checks of unsuccessful bidders to them when the successful bidder ("Contractor") enters into the Contract with the City. l. Payment Bond and Performance Bond: A Payment Bond and a Performance Bond, each in the amount of 100% of the contract amount, will be required of the Contractor. m. Insurance: Upon award of contract, contractor will be obligated to file certificates of insurance evidencing coverage as specified in the bid documents and in a form acceptable to the City. The certificates shall be on the City's standard proof of insurance form. n. Time of Completion: The contractual completion time shall be 90 calendar days from the date of Notice To Proceed. o. Retention: In accordance with the contract, five percent (5%) of any progress payment will be withheld as retention. Pursuant to Section 22300 of the Public Contract Code, at the request and expense of the Contractor, securities equivalent to the amount withheld may be deposited with the City or with a state or federally chartered bank as the escrow agent, and City shall then pay such moneys to the Contractor. Refer to the contract for further clarification. p. Contact Person: A bidder or potential bidder who has a procedural question may call Julio Guerrero at telephone number 310-288-2823. A substantive question must be submitted in writing and a copy of that question plus a written response to it will be emailed or mailed to all parties who have obtained a bid package. THE CITY OF BEVERLY HILLS RESERVES THE RIGHT TO REJECT ANY BID OR ALL BIDS AND TO WAIVE ANY INFORMALITY OR IRREGULARITY IN ANY BID. ANY CONTRACT AWARDED WILL BE LET TO THE LOWEST RESPONSIVE AND RESPONSIBLE BIDDER.

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE TS No. 12-0029542 Doc ID #0008734431612005N Title Order No. 12-0049688 Investor/Insurer No. 1707663921 APN No. 5559006-177 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 1800-281-8219 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 PROCEEDINGS 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 04-02-2007, 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. 801029220, OFFICIAL RECORDS. ALSO EXCEPT THEREFROM UNITS 1-01, 102, 1-03, 1-101 TO 1-113,1201 TO 1-213,1-301 TO 1-313, 1-401 TO 1-408, 2-101 TO 2113, 2-201 TO 2-213, 2-301 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 INSTRUMENT RECORDED JUNE 22, 1987 AS INSTRUMENT NO. 87-988619, OFFICIAL RECORDS, AND AS AMENDED BY AN INSTRUMENT RECORDED AUGUST 25, 1987 AS INSTRUMENT NO 871359408, 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 compli-

ance 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: 0709-2012 CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY, as Trustee DEREK WEAR-RENEE, ASSISTANT SECRETARY California Reconveyance Company 9200 Oakdale Avenue Mail Stop: CA2-4379 Chatsworth, CA 91311 800892-6902 For Sales Information: (714) 730-2727 or www.lpsasap.com (714) 573-1965 or www.priorityposting.com 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, 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) 573-1965 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. A4269633 07/13/2012, 07/20/2012, 07/27/2012


BEVERLY HILLS NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE TSG No.: 100276412?CA?MAI TS No.: CA1000199369 FHA/VA/PMI No.: APN:4342?011?031 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, CASHIER'S CHECK/CASH EQUIVALENT or other form of payment authorized by 2924h(b), (Payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States) 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

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PUBLIC NOTICES located. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder's office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call (916) 939?0772 or visit this Internet Web http://search.nationwideposting.com/propertySea rchTerms.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. 2011-1631643 ,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 subdi-

vision 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) 7859721 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. 135334811 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 1 3 5 3 3 4 8 - 1 1 . 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) –––––– 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 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 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


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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE TSG No.: 6515697 TS No.: CA1200242136 FHA/VA/PMI No.: APN:5554?026?079 Property Address: 1222 NORTH OLIVE DRIVE #302 WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA 90069 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 09/06/07. 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 August 9, 2012 at 11:00 AM, First American Trustee Servicing Solutions, LLC, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded 09/13/07, as Instrument No. 20072113421, in book , page , of Official Records in the Office of the County Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, State of California. Executed by: CHANHSY KHAMTA A SINGLE WOMAN,. WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, CASHIER'S CHECK/CASH EQUIVALENT or other form of payment authorized by 2924h(b), (Payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States) 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# 5554?026?079. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 1222 NORTH OLIVE DRIVE #302, WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA 90069. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, 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 $396,327.03. 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

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PUBLIC NOTICES POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder's office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed,

and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call (916) 939?0772 or visit this Internet Web http://search.nationwideposting.com/propertySea rchTerms.aspx using the file number assigned to this case CA1200242136. 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. 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: 07/11/12, First American Title Insurance Company First American Trustee Servicing Solutions, LLC 3 First American Way, Santa Ana, CA 92707 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. NPP0204481 07/20/12, 07/27/12, 08/03/12 –––––– 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 The Stars #1420, Los Angeles, CA

BEVERLY HILLS 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 SnellCrespel: 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 ––––––

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2012119212 The following is/are doing business as: 1) DAISY COUTURE 2) DAISY’S DELIGHTS 5405 Wilshire Blvd. #234, Los Angeles, CA 90036; Susan Wallack 249-B S. Doheny Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90211; The business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL, registrant(s) has begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein August 01, 2007: Susan Wallack: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: June 15, 2012; Published: July 13, 20, 27, August 03, 2012 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2012143418 The following is/are doing business as: 1) MICRO GREEN SCREEN STUDIO 2) MICRO GREEN SCREEN STUDIOS 291 S. La Cienega Blvd. #107, Beverly Hills, CA 90211; Garson Silvers 244 S. Palm Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90212; David Silvers 1343 Londonberry, West Hollywood, CA 90069; The business is conducted by: A JOINT VENTURE, registrant(s) has begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein May 01, 2012: Garson Silvers, CoOwner: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: July 16, 2012; Published: July 20, 27, August 03, 10, 2012 LACC N/C

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


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T A L O N

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O T T O I I O R T H O B E T A

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SUMMER MATH BOOT CAMP • Tutoring by former Math teacher. • Gifted or remedial study.

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ELDERLY CARE

ELDERLY CARE

Provide Thoroughly Screened Caregivers and Companions.

Unique Therapy with Gifted Clairvoyant. Heal past self-imposed limitations & trauma. 818/999-9580

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Have You Been Bullied, Harassed , Threatened or Experienced Violence At Work? I Am A Licensed Therapist Specializing in Today’s Issues & Changes in The Work Force. If This Speaks To You, Please Call Linda, MA. MFT At: 213/281-0266

55 JOBS WANTED

Licensed Bonded • Insured

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• ELDERCARE • IN-HOME SPECIALIST • Caregivers • CNA • CHHA

• Companions • Live-In / Live-Out

—————–––– NEED HELP? ******* WE UNDERSTAND.. .

Bonded & Insured• Licensed • Fully Screened

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

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www.exehomecare.com

BBB A+ (Highest Rated)

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ARE YOU A SENIOR AND NEED ASSISTANCE?

We can help YOU!

RETIRED RN Will Do In-Home Care for Seniors Price Negotiable Long or Short Terms Call 213/364-1470

————— I am a reliable, caring and responsible GENTLEMAN seeking a position as a CAREGIVER Full time live out. Excellent References with 30 years exp. Call 323/655-1883

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A Professional, Reliable & Excellent In-Home Care Provider For Seniors • Live-In/Live-Out Caregivers • In-Depth Screening Licensed/Bonded/Insured

Please Call Us At • 818/554-1072 • WWW.V ITAL S UPPORT H OME C ARE . COM

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OFFICE / STORES FOR LEASE

BEVERLY HILLS

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Good Company. Great People. We provide in-home care and companionship to help you remain independent and happy at home.

EARN $$$$

If you need help and would like a free in-home assessment please call us at:

323-932-8700

Great People Make GOOD COMPANY Our premiere private duty home care agency is currently seeking professional caregivers to assist our senior clients. CNA’s, CHHA's, MA's preferred. Great paying positions available throughout Los Angeles, Hancock Park, Beverly Hills, Bel Aire, Pacific Palisades and San Fernando Valley.

Please call (323) 932-8700

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Beverly Hills CPA Firm • • • • • • • High income foreign clients with operations/ residence in the U.S.

Three Beautifully Remodeled Offices clean, professional, large, within a full-service suite, with excellent views, located on Wilshire Blvd. Secretarial bays, interior offices, & storage also available. $1-2K per office

Call Joe at 310/489-7793

• • • • • • • Send Resume to: Blaise Abergel , A N A CCOUNTANCY C ORPORATION Please Email: Hrcpa1998@gmail.com Or Fax: 310/551-0374

Private Office Suite at 9595 Wilshire Bl.

Cargivers, CNA’s & HHA’s 508 RSF • $2,300/Mo. for seniors needing 1 Large Executive companions to drive them to Window Office & doctors, prepare meals, 1 Support/ light housekeeping, etc... Reception Area. We offer responsible and Contact: Stan Gerlach RESIDENT nurturing care. Our staff is MANAGER Or: Bryan Dunne thoroughly screened and 24-Unit Quality Bldg. 310/550-2500 we care. Live In/Out.

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Call Lisa 24hrs. 323/877-8121 323/806-9498

SITUATION WANTED MONTHLY HOSTING INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS We’re placing students in these areas: Beverly Hills Hollywood Santa Monica Mar vista Venice West LA. Westwood Culver City Downtown L.A. For info: sihousing3@gmail.com or call 310/320-4700

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Michael - Shaman of San Fernando Valley

www.mylightcenter.com

90 EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

89 BEAUTY SALON

BUSY AND WELL ESTABLISHED SALON IN BEVERLY HILLS

HAS 3 STATIONS FOR RENT

2 - HAIRSTYLIST 1- MANICURIST Great Location Great Parking. Call 310/246-1365

bhcourier.com 310.278.1322

W EST H OLLYWOOD Reliable & Sincere. Basic computer skills. Maintenance Experience. Retiree’s ok. Phone/Fax: 310/858-7221

—————–––– 1 & 2 - PERSON RESIDENT MANAGEMENT TEAM Professional appearance.

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BEVERLY HILLS 99 N. LA CIENEGA BL. BEAUTIFUL MEDICAL SUITE AVAILABLE 1,065 USEABLE SQ.FT. HIGHLY EFFICIENT FLOOR PLAN Please call: STEPHANIE 310/276-2119

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Beverly Hills Law Firm 1-3 Window Offices. Clean, professional and large. Located at 9401 Wilshire Blvd. within a full service suite. Conference rooms, kitchens, and full-time reception included. Call Michael at: 310/281-6337

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Fairfax/Wilshire UNIQUE & QUIET PSYCHOTHERAPY ~ OFFICE ~

Beautiful Doctor's Shared waiting room, Office Space w/ shared reception area

Beverly Hills on Wilshire Blvd.

call light system separate exits, full kitchen, free parking. $900/MO. Utilities Included. Email:

850 sq. ft. Call: 310/777-0388 Or: mcbensonasst@gmail.com drjacklinlac@aol.com Call: 323/938-4012

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9665 WILSHIRE BLVD Small complex, WILSHIRE BLVD B.H.+Westside Area Office for Sublease Window office inside RETAIL FRONTAGE Management/ Beverly Hills Law Firm. & SMALL OFFICE Maintenance Fully furnished, *** SUITES *** Experience a Plus.

Great Opportunity! Fax Resume:

310/829-2630 Or Email: THEROBERTSCO @ THEROBERTSCO . COM

1,300sq.ft suite with access to conference room and waiting area $1,750/MO. Contact Maria at: 310/270-9044

NO NNN All Utilities Included. Must Lease Now! Call 310/237-2977 or 713/266-1444


C L A S S I F I E D R E N TA L S

BEVERLY HILLS

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HOUSES FOR SALE

UNFURNISHED APT’S/CONDO’S

UNFURNISHED APT’S/CONDO’S

UNFURNISHED APT’S/CONDO’S

UNFURNISHED APT’S/CONDO’S

SEALED BID SALE

BEVERLY HILLS

WEST L.A.

WEST L.A.

BEVERLY HILLS

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6210 WILSHIRE BL. @ FAIRFAX AVE. MOVE-IN SPECIAL OFFICES FOR LEASE

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626 Siena Way, Bel Air Area, Los Angeles County CA (residential) MINIMUM BID AMOUNT: $9,000,000 Georgian Manor in prime Bel Air location.

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or

************ Great location w/ views and parking available.

10619 Bellagio Rd, Bel Air Area, Los Angeles County CA (land) MINIMUM BID AMOUNT: $5,700,000 Landscaped Garden located on over an acre.

560 S . F. • $825/MO.

Call: 310/395-7272 or email: gary@westhillmgmt.com

270 CONDOMINIUMS/ TOWNHOMES

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

This Weeks Listings CENTURY PARK EAST 1 BED, 1 BATH $399,500 High Floor, Renovated, Large Balcony Manhattan Views

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1 BED, 1 BATH $425,000 Unobstructed East Views Best South Tower Location No Assessment

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1 BED/1 BATH $460,000 5 Star Renovation, Limestone Counters, Hardwood Floors, Large Balcony, Custom Cabinetry Partial City Views, Quiet Location

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2 BED/2 BATHS $499,000 High Floor, City & Ocean Views Renovated, Wood Floors, Large Balcony, 2 Separated Suites Quiet Location

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2 BED/DEN/2 BATHS $799,000 2 Large Balconies. 270 Degree Unobstructed Views. Totally Renovated. Huge Spa Oversized Master Bedroom Travertine Tile Floors Prime CPE Location

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1 BED/2 BATHS $1,100,000 Penthouse, One of a Kind Sky Lounge Den, 2 Jumbo Balconies, Walk-In Closet Hardwood Floors, 270 Degree Unobstructed City & Ocean Views

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or

141 N. ARNAZ DR. 2 BD + 2 BA Nicely Appointed Unit Centrally Located Historically Preserved 3-Unit Building In Unit: Dishwasher, Laundry, A/C, Custom Cabinets, Granite Countertops Non-smoking building. Please call: 310/276-2119

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1433 Brockton Ave. 1628 Westgate Ave. Spacious ~ 1 Bd. + 1 Ba. ~ 1 Bd. + 1 Ba. B r i g h t & A i r y . Balcony, dishwasher, Dishwasher, parking, Intercom entry, on-sight laundry facility. parking, on-sight Please Call: laundry facility. 213/663-8513 Close to transportation.

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1 Bdrm. + 1 Bath

CASH ONLY. For information, showings and/or bid package, contact Joyce Essex & Danny Harvey (DRE#00935613/01272324) 310-922-7476, Ron de Salvo (DRE#00576209) 310-777-6233, 301 N Canon Dr Ste E, Beverly Hills, CA 90210. Bids to be delivered to: The Regents of the University of California, 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.

425

HOUSES FOR RENT

310/531-3992

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10992 Ashton Ave.

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310/363-3766 CL O S E TO AL L SHOPPING AREAS

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321 S. Sherbourne Dr.

• 2 Bedroom • 1 Bath

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550 Veteran Ave. ~ WEST L.A. ~ = Single = DISHWASHER, POOL, = 2 Bdrm.+2 Bath = 1675 Colby Ave. 1 Bdrm. + 1 Bath = = = = = = = = CONTROLLED ACCESS , ON - SIGHT LAUNDRY AND PARKING .

310/980-3384 • • Spacious • • • • Jr. Executive • • W I L S H I R E Controlled access,

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CORRIDOR air conditioning, stove, 10530-10540 elevator, laundry Wilshire Bl. facility, parking.

*** Very spacious,, *** microwave, intercom 2 Bdrm. + 2 Bath entry, on-sight laundry Spacious & Bright. and parking. A/C, balcony, Very close to UCLA dishwasher, stove, & Westwood Village . wet bar, intercom entry, 310/208-5166 on-sight laundry, prkg. 310/477-0072 f

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• BRENTWOOD • • 310/247-8689 • • 2 Bdrm.+1 Bath • ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ +1 ∞ ∞ 120* Granville Ave. Close to Cedars-Sinai, ∞ • BRENTWOOD • • 1 Bdrm. Bath • * * * * * * * 120 Granville Ave. Beverly Center & 1 Bdrm. + 1 Bath Trendy Robertson Bl. ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ Large, Sunny & Bright. Luxury Living * * * * * * * * 1 Bdrm. + 1 Bath Patio, dishwasher, with valet,

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—————–––– = BRENTWOOD = 417 S. Barrington Av.

Large, Sunny & Bright. Patio, dishwasher,

heated pool, intercom

on-sight lndry., prkg. —————–––– entry, Close to Everything. 424/202-7286 —————–––– —————––––

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WESTWOOD

1380 Midvale Ave.

• • • • • • • • • •2 Bd.+2 Ba. ••• • • ••• • •• Pool, elevator, controlled access, onsight laundry, parking. Close to U.C.L.A.

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TO BUY

GUESTHOUSE/APT • 310/552-8064 •

Pool, sauna, fridge, A Home Away From Home Rooftop jacuzzi with dishwasher intercom panoramic city views. 1 Bedroom-

C LOSE T O S HOPS & R ESTAURANTS . 310/363-3766

WESTWOOD, entry, elevator, on-site BRENTWOOD, Single Occupant laundry, parking. BEVERLY HILLS ADJ. WESTWOOD Completely 310/841-2367 Heated Pools, Sundeck, CENTURY CITY Areas 120 S. Swall Dr. 1409 Midvale Ave. Tennis, Doorman, EXCELLENT CREDIT. Furnished Turnkey • • • • • • • • • Lower Houseman, Gardens & •••• ••• •••• ~ WEST ~ • +2 Ba. Lawns, Security Staff, PROFESSIONALS. NO PETS. Benedict Canyon • Bachelor •• L O S A N G E L E S • 2 Bd. • Very Spacious, A/C, Switchboard, Saunas, Single Please Call: Private with patio in • • • • • • • • Business Center intercom entry, woodsy setting. Designer • 1 Bd.+1 Ba. • 2 Bdrm. + 1 Bath 310/652-7290 CENTURY PARK EAST on-sight laundry, prkg.

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CENTURY TOWERS PARK PLACE CENTURY HILL LE PARC CENTURY WOODS For Lease See our Ad Sec. 440

CLOSE TO RESTAURANTS & SHOPPING .

519 S. Barrington Ave.

heated pool, intercom lush garden surrounding pool, entry, on-sight lndry., prkg. : : : : : : : : : : : : : : gym, elevator, etc. Close to Everything. • 2 Bdrm. 424/202-7286 Dishwasher, • central air, balcony. : : : : : : : :+1: :Bath :::: BEVERLY HILLS Gorgeous 5 Bd.+5 Ba. ••• PRIME ••• Hardwood floors, Call: 310/470-4474 443 S. Oakhurst Dr. pool, 2,900sf. 2-Story. Brand BEVERLY HILLS 1 Bd.+1 Ba. BEVERLY HILLS laundry facility, = = = = = = = new kitchen, fireplace, 329 S. CANON DRIVE • • • • • controlled access, prkg. • 1• Bd. + 1 Ba. • • B R I G H T & S P A C I O U S 2-zone a/c, grand master 3 BDRM, 2 BA. HOME Close to BEVERLY HILLS • bdrm w/ separate sitting + LARGE GUESTHOUSE Brentwood Village. • 2 Bd. + 2 Ba. LIVING. 3 Bd. + 2 Ba. • • area. $1,595,000 1,900sf with hardwood • 310/440-5051 • Balcony, dishwasher, G ORGEOUS U NITS • Mojgan • Agent floors, plenty of storage VERY UNIQUE • MUST SEE Central air, large elevator, intercom and large back yard. entry, on-site 310/666-6641 $4,800/MO. **CENTURY CITY** balcony, pool, elevator, laundry, parking. on-site laundry, Short term 6 mo. lease 2220 S. Beverly Glen P LEASE C ALL : intercom entry. • • 320 Jesse: 213/675-3311 310/435-3693 302 •• N. La Peer Dr. Rebecca: 310/985-2669 • 1 B d . + 1 B a . • • 310/246-0290 • WANTED TO WEST L.A. Jsarshar@yahoo.com • • • • • • •• CLOSE TO BUY CONDO • L o t s o f • 1415 Brockton Ave. • • SHOPS & DINING Character & Charm ! 1 Bdrm.+1 Bath 435 { { { { { { { Alcove fireplace, fridge, CULVER CITY W I L L L E A S E GUESTHOUSES laundry facility, gated Balcony, stove, fridge, 3830 Vinton Ave. FOR RENT parking, intercom CONDO • • Single • • dishwasher, on-sight • • • entry and more. laundry, parking. WITH OPTION • ••

WESTWOOD/ CENTURY CITY TASTEFULLY RENOVATED WITH E LEGANCE

Old World Charm ! Bright, intercom entry, fridge, stove, laundry fac.

Intercom entry, a/c, 1 Bdrm. + 1 Bath • • • 1 Bd.+1 Ba. • • • dishwasher, on-sight Bright unit. • Single • 1433 Armacost Ave. laundry & parking. Dishwasher, On-site Balcony, intercom 2 Bdrm. CLOSE TO SCHOOL. laundry, parking. entry, elevator, on+ 2 Bath 310/477-8171 Close to sight laundry, prkg. B RIGHT & S PACIOUS . Brentwood Village. Close to UCLA & Dishwasher, S A N T A M O N I C A 310/472-8915 Westwood Village . controlled access • CONDO • on-sight laundry, prkg. 310/479-8977 1222 Princeton St. • WESTWOOD •

WEST L.A.

626 Siena Way and 10619 Bellagio Road, Bel Air (residential and land) MINIMUM BID AMOUNT: $14,700,000

310/820-1810

≈ W E S T ≈ —————–––– L O S A N G E L E S BRENTWOOD

218 S. Tower Dr.

• • • • • • • • • 1 Bd.+1 Ba. • •

bhcourier.com 310.278.1322

done, hrwd. flrs., built-ins, Patio, stove, 2 tv’s, cable, DSL, spa Close to Cedars-Sinai, controlled access, Beverly Center, tub, washer/dryer. on-site laundry, prkg. shops, cafes $2,800 • Short-Term Avail. 1307 Barry Ave. Call: 310/271-5971 & transportation . 310/473-1509 310/597-9750 Owner • Realtor SMALL QUIET BLDG.

• • • •

A/C, pool, intercom entry, laundry facility, elevator, parking. Close to U.C.L.A.

310/478-8616

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.

* * * * * *

Every Extra Luxury: custom cabinets, granite 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. :

• 310/864-0319 •


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In The HEART of L O S A N G E L E S WILSHIRE CORRIDOR CONDOMINIUM FOR RENT 8725 Clifton Way BEV. HILLS TRIANGLE 401 S. HOOVER St. Newly Remodeled 170 N. Crescent Dr. Southern Exposure, Beautifully Furnished • 1 Bdrm

BEVERLY HILLS

*BEVERLY HILLS*

• PRIME • BEVERLY HILLS

BEVERLY HILLS ADJ

* * • 1 Bdrm.+ * * * * * Den+2 Bath • 2 Bdrm. +11/2 Bath Lrg. unit. Balcony, Large & Bright.

Lrg. 2 Bd.+11/2 Ba.

Spacious 2 Bd.+1 Ba.

Walk-in closet, intercom entry, laundry facility, elevator, prkg. • CHARMING & BRIGHT • Close to Cedars, restaurants, shopping & transportation.

• 310/246-3889 •

+1

Bath

2,763 SqFt. 3 Bdrm+Office/Den+3 Bath

• • • • • • • • • • Contemporary styled, new chef’s kitchen, Pool, a/c, balcony, POOL, large open spaces, private terrace, fridge, stove, laundry dishwasher, elevator, fireplace, and multi-million dollar views rm., prkg., intercom on-site laundry from Downtown to the Pacific Ocean. and parking. entry, elevator. • • • • • 213/385-4751 CLOSE TO SHOPS The W ilshire, the premiere luxury & R ESTAURANTS . building offers private elevator HOLLYWOOD 310/385-9169 access to each unit, state of the art 1769-1775 Sycamore Av. gym/pool facilities, valet parking, and • achelor full-time concierge and security. • WESTWOOD • • B Single 10933 Rochester Ave. Controlled access, $12,000 Per Month 2 Bdrm.+2 Bath laundry facility. Jr . Executive Call Mr. Charles: 310-826-5636 Utilities Included. Spacious, balcony, a/c, 323/851-3790 fireplace, pool, controlled Close to Everything. access, laundry fac., prkg. PENTHOUSE ON SUNSET STRIP

*Control * * * access, * * * *

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922 S. Barrington Av.

• 1 Bdrm. +1 Bath • Fireplace, balcony, wet bar, dishwasher, laundry facility, elevator, parking.

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CLOSE TO SHOPS+DINING. • Free WiFi Access • 310/826-0541 1628 Westgate Ave. 310/473-5061 Close To U.C.L.A. ~ 1 Bd. + 1 Ba. ~ WESTWOOD Bright & Airy. 10905 Ohio Ave. Dishwasher, ~ WEST ~ • • Intercom entry, on-sight LOS ANGELES • •Single• •• • parking, on-sight • Bd. + 1 Ba.•• 12424 TeXaS Ave. laundry facility. • • • 21 Bd. • 1 Bdrm.+1 Bath • Close to transportation. + 2 Ba. 310/820-1810 Bright, controlled access, V E R Y N I C E U N I T. Dishwasher, balcony, pool, elevator, balcony, on-site • BRENTWOOD • laundry fac., prkg. laundry, covered prkg. 120 Granville Ave. Close To U.C.L.A. 424/744-6342 1 Bdrm. + 1 Bath 310/477-6856 Large, Sunny & Bright.

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SANTA MONICA W E S T W O O D 427 Montana Ave. 1 0 9 0 5 O h i o A v e . •• • ••• •••• ••• ••• • S i n g l e • • Single •• • • • • • •• •• •••

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Patio, dishwasher,

heated pool, intercom entry, on-sight lndry., prkg. Close to Everything.

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*KELEMEN* REAL ESTATE Close To U.C.L.A. (310) 966-0900 laundry fac., prkg.

310/477-6856

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Central air/heat, fireplace, patio, 11640 Kiowa Ave. controlled access, Newly Updated pool, elevator, parking, 2 Bdrm. + 2 Bath laundry facility.

BRENTWOOD ••••••••

310/312-9871

Balcony, dishwasher, Shopping & Dining in a/c, heated pool, Brentwood Village elevator controlled access, on-site laundry, B R E N T W O O D parking. Close to 904-908 Granville Av. Brentwood Village, 2 Bd.+2 Ba. Shops & Restaurants.

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• 310/826-4889 • Includes:

—————–––– SANTA MONICA 808 4th St. * * 1 Bd.+ 1 Ba. * * * 2 Bd.+ 2 Ba. * * Large fireplace, * * *

Fireplace, balcony, laundry facility, subterranean prkg. Near Whole Foods.

310/207-1965

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balcony, dishwasher, B R E N T W O O D intercom entry, 11730 SUNSET BLVD. elevator, prkg., pool. • • • • • •

• Close to Beach • 310/394-7132

• •••••••

• Jr. Executive

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Rooftop pool, 340 S. St. Andrews Pl. deck, gym, central air, 1 Bdrm. + 1 Bath elevator, intercom entry, Balcony, controlled on-sight laundry, parking. access, parking, elevator, on-site laundry. • Free WiFi Access • Close to shopping. ~ 310/476-3824 ~

323/352-6255

CLOSE

TO

EVERYTHING.

—————–––– BEVERLY HILLS 336 S. Rexford Dr.

• 2 Bdrm. +1 Bath •

BRENTWOOD & U.C.L.A. CLOSE

NEW LISTINGS EVERYDAY

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

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2 BED /2 BATHS $3,650/MO fully furnished, renovated, unobstructed city and ocean views, 2 large balconies, plush carpet floors, etc.

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2 BED/DEN/2 BATHS $5,000/MO High Floor, Ocean Views New Renovation South Tower Location

CENTURY PARK EAST CENTURY TOWERS PARK PLACE CENTURY HILL LE PARC CENTURY WOODS For Sale See our Ad Sec. 270

remodeled granite countertop kitchen, new fridge & oven, 5-lrg. closets, newly painted. Excellent Area. $1,750/MO.

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Upper, hardwood floors, a/c, laundry, covered parking. $2,200/Month

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Two bedrooms, two baths in newer 2001 built modern, architectural building, with panoramic city & ocean view, close to Beverly Hills, W&D inside the unit, controlled access,new hardwood floor. Dual entrances, 8410 Sunset Blvd & 8455 De Longpre

Please call 310-315-9622 or 310-729-2986 for showing. Priced at $3,950/Month

1342 Centinela Ave. Fountainview Towers

all listings are on centurycityliving.com • Large Unit • Valet and Guest 3 Bdrm. + 2 Bath BRENTWOOD T h e C a r l t o n Parking. Huge Heated Dishwasher, a/c, 11666 Goshen Ave. Pool, Security Staff, walk-in closet, wet (•)(•) Doorman & Housebar, controlled access, ( • ) ( • ) ( • ) Single man, Switchboard on-site parking 1 Bd.+Den+11/2 Ba. Tennis, Fitness Center & laundry facility. (•)(•)(•) Business Center 310/820-8584 (•)(•)

1236 Amhearst Ave.

310/276-3474

UCLA, Cedars. Light, bright, carpeted unit. BEVERLY HILLS Quiet building. No pets. 8747 Clifton Way $1,600/mo 310/435-2738 2 BDRM. + 2 BATH $2,200/MO. PRIME Upper unit with balcony, BEVERLY HILLS central air, dishwasher, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath microwave, parking, SPALDING & CHARLEVILLE laundry facility, gated Close to shops, dining, entry, elevator, upgraded UCLA, Cedars. Light, kitchen, rooftop patio. bright, carpeted unit. Quiet building. No pets. Ron:310/990-1730 $1,600/mo

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Controlled access, garage, laundry facility. Bright, controlled access, Close to Beach. balcony, pool, elevator,

310/394-7132

$2,495/Month 2-Story Townhouse- More Large living, dining and Like A House Than An Apt. breakfast rooms., Italian tiled bath, hrwd. floors., Balcony, wood flrs., stove, high ceilings, decorative fridge, covered prkg. fireplace, 2-lrg balconies, NON-SMOKING BLDG.

1 Bedroom, 1 Bath SPALDING & CHARLEVILLE 310/247-8547 310/433-1949 Close to shops, dining,

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- 1 Bdrm.+1 Bath 2 Bd. + 2 Ba. Condo Completely Remodeled. Corner unit, kitch. w/ breakfast area, formal din. rm., step-down liv. rm. w/ fireplace+balcony, • 424/744-6342 • walk-in closets, w/d in unit. Pool/spa/guest prkg. $3,550/Month 3 Bd.+3 Ba. • 2 Story L ISA SHERMAN • BROKER CENTURY CITY • Bright Unit • With patio, on-site laundry, On-site parking. Close to transportation.

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For Immediate Rent Easy access to school, BEVERLY HILLS ADJ. lrg. mall & freeway. 1017 S. SHERBOURNE • FULLY FURNISHED • Very Private & Spacious 2 BDRM. + 1.5 BATH Pool, jaccuzi, sauna, upper unit with breakfast rec. room, 2-parkg., and formal dining room. lrg. storage space, Yard, laundry & parking. w/d. Quiet corner unit. $3,500/MO. $4,500/Month Call 213/804-3761

1 Year Lease•Short Term Avail.

Many closets, laundry facility, gated parking, conveniently located by restaurants, shopping and transport. No Pets. No smoking. $1,925/MO. 310/927-3264

OLD WORLD CHARM Balcony, wood flrs, ceiling fans, washer/dryer hook-ups. No dogs.

Beverly Hills Schools. 818/594-1160 OLYMPIC, NEAR ROXBURY PRK.

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DELIGHTFUL 2 BD+ DEN +2.5 BA

310/435-2738

—————–––– PRIME BRENTWOOD NORTH OF WILSHIRE 1 BDRM. + 1 BATH $1,575/MO. Like a cottage with large private brick patio, real wood burning fireplace, 1 parking, laundry on premises. No Dogs. Non-smoking building Call 310/826-8819

PRIME LOCATION BEVERLY HILLS & BRENTWOOD L U X U RY U N I T S • SINGLES • 1 BEDROOMS • 2 BEDROOMS Hardwood flrs/Carpets

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

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226 N. Crescent Dr. Elevator, central air /heat, Prime Beverly Hills balcony, laundry, security * * * * * * * PRIME BEV. HILLS • Large • Reeves/Charleville and 2 car parking. 1 Bd. +Den. +2 Ba. 1 BEDROOM, 1 BATH HUGE 1,700+ Sq Ft $2,850/MO. Lower front, light and Call 310/770-4339 LOTS OF NATURAL LIGHT. clean, secured building, dining room, hardwood New Wood Floors. • BEVERLY HILLS • floors, full kitchen, with hardwood floors, laundry facility, permit appliances, New Granite Kitchen w/ 2 Bdrm. • $2,690/Mo. parking only. No Pets. $1,400/MO. central air, garage. X-L ARGE L UXURY A PT . Stainless Steel Appl. Professionally No pets. 1 Year Lease. Call 310/729-1400 7 Closets. Patio. for appointment. decorated. $1,850/Month

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Non-Smoking Bldg.

All new interior.

Rooftop Pool+Deck.

Hrwd., drapes, granite kitch/bath, s.s. appl., w/d hook-ups, hi-ceilings. ALSO 2 BDRM.

Near Peninsula Hotel & BHHS. $4,400/Month

310/471-2737

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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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July 20, 2012 | Page 31 Publisher Clifton S. Smith, Jr *******

Associate Publisher Marcia W. Hobbs Senior Editor John L. Seitz Special Sections Editor Steve Simmons ******* Fashion Director Tawny Sanders Society Editor Joan Mangum

******* Founding Publisher March Schwartz (Publisher 1965 - 2004)

From the Publisher CLIF SMITH

THE REAL 1 PERCENT PROBLEM For all of us evil, greedy grasping narcissists who believe that our own efforts led to whatever success we may have enjoyed, we have been labeled by President Barack Obama as “the 1 percent.” That’s bad. Who ever wanted to be in the top 1 percent of the class or go to the #1 law school like the president’s Harvard or get to the top elected position in the world like the U.S. presidency? None of us, obviously. But that’s not the “1 percent” subject of this article. This article is about the 1 percent return-oninvestment that the California Public Employees’ Retirement System, CalPERS, just reported. By way of background, you need to know that CalPERS promised it would earn around 7.5 percent on its money. Today? No way. Why does this matter to Beverly Hills? Beverly Hills funds its public employee retirement obligations by paying cash money into CalPERS. CalPERS then invests the money, earns a profit (presumably) and then pays the retirees their benefits. There’s a big question mark in that program, however. It is the “return on investment” question mark. If CalPERS fails to earn about 7 percent on the money it will not have enough to pay the billions and billions it is obligated to pay. What happens then? This is not an idle question. The “then” is “now.” CalPERS only earns 1 percent on its money, which means the billions of income expected from its hundreds of billions of money under management will not exist. It means that there is not enough money in the bank to pay its obligations to public employee retirees. So? How does that affect you and me? What then happens is that California cities must cough up more money to take care of the shortage. CalPERS lost billions in the economic collapse that started in Oct. 2008. Beverly Hills has already been paying millions extra each year since to make up that loss. Our extra dollars, however, will not come close to paying for the earnings shortages. Right now, practically every City worker has a pension that will pay out around $3.5 million each (assuming normal life expectancy). We must pay that full benefit amount whether we have the money or not, and must pay that amount no matter the job, the time off, the health care, the other benefits or anything else. We will be stuck with the bill. (Remember, City workers get “every other Friday or Monday off” plus overtime, plus vacations, plus holidays–even employees who hold managerial positions and are paid well in excess of $100,000.) City treasurer Eliot Finkel has done a fine job calculating how much we were getting stuck with

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR POLICY The Courier welcomes “Letters to the Editor.” Remember the following guidelines: (1)The shorter the better; (2)Refrain from personal attacks or insults; (3)Keep to one topic; (4)Do not send letters which have appeared elsewhere. Email: myopinion@bhcourier.com Fax: 310-271-5118 Mail to: The Courier 8840 W. Olympic Blvd. Beverly Hills CA 90211

in the past because of CalPERS losses. We’re confident he will do the same now. Today, he just knows “it’s going to be huge.” That “huge” number will come out of our pockets, residents and businesses. As we watch disinterestedly (or curiously, or even interestedly), as other cities file for bankruptcy, we can smugly tell ourselves, “Well, we’re not Stockton. We’re not Mammoth Lakes. We’re not Vallejo. We’re not San Bernardino. We’re not Compton.” No, we are not. But money is money and obligations are obligations. They are bankrupt because they promised their workers more money than could be gotten. Treasurer Finkel has already told us that, even with a higher CalPERS return-on-investment, the situation “is not sustainable.” Beverly Hills has a huge municipal workforce of nearly one City employee for every 34 residents. We will support and pay for public safety, but those highly-valued police officers, firefighters and paramedics comprise only a small fraction of the City’s workforce. As Councilmember Lili Bosse argued when she was overwhelmingly elected to office, we are seriously overstaffed. Each staffer will get that huge payoff – upon retirement – for not working. So far, the way our City Council has mainly used to address the problem is to raise fees and try to raise taxes. At no point has the current council majority engaged in any serious effort to rationalize staffing, salaries and benefits with the private sector. They have not and will not. They will not take on the public employee unions or take any real action to keep Beverly Hills away from fiscal problems down the road. Just a few weeks ago, they added administrative staff. More bureaucrats for an already over-staffed City workforce! Of all the council members, John Mirisch has done the most to protect the people of Beverly Hills from the financial problems that are coming. He has been the one who has gone to statewide meetings, educated himself thoroughly on our Beverly Hills public employee benefits time bomb. He has sounded the alarm. Lili Bosse has listened, but the others seem deaf. At what point is our City Council obligated to protect the taxpayers of Beverly Hills, not the staff? If you listen to council meetings, it’s usually a “love fest” between the council majority and the staff. We remember the days when Nancy Krasne refused to take the word of City staff – she made them check their figures and they were usually wrong. John Mirisch has been right time and again, but outvoted time and again by the council majority. Don’t get us wrong. We all appreciate the services provided by City staff. But we also appreciate that they are paid extremely well, they are paid for what they perform, and they are definitely not overworked. The City of Beverly Hills has been more than fair to its municipal employees. It is now probably past time to look out for the City, not the staff. Treasurer Finkel will no doubt report on the money Beverly Hills will be forced to pay to CalPERS to make up for its failed investment policies and the economy. We can continue this discussion when he reports in. It is the future of everyone in the Beverly Hills community. It is serious and the problem is here now.

Rabbi Jacob Pressman WHAT SHALL WE TELL THE CHILDREN? What shall we tell the young generation now emerging to seek a good adult life in the world we are leaving them? What bright and happy promises are we offering them? What is happening in “the land of the free and the home of the brave,” or the “United Nations?” What they are hearing and reading now is that our two major political parties are locked in a battle for the next presidency and legislatures. Each one is attacking the other ferociously, accusing the other of unspeakable, almost criminal crimes against the body politic. A visitor from Mars if he or she understood our shenanigans would be moved to say: “A plague upon both of your houses!” When the voting is over in November our young generations would have to respect and revere the surviving parties and individuals. I ask you: “How can they?” There have been fiercely contentious elections before, and shocking name-calling before, but never for such a solid two-year unrelenting campaigning, astronomical multi-millions in raising and spending, and dragging the potential leaders of our nation through the muck and the mire as this one. Add to all this the reporting of nations embroiled in civil wars, nations attacking their neighbors, raging famines decimating populations and some climate changes which are threatening whole populations and you begin to have a picture of their future to offer your children and grandchildren and mine. Perhaps some cooler and wiser heads will surface to turn this world around before it goes over the precipice to self-destruction. I devoutly pray that it may be so.

A REAL DOG PARK COMES TO WESTFIELD MALL Cartoon for The Courier by Janet Salter

POLICE BLOTTER The following burglaries, robberies and grand thefts have been reported to BHPD. Streets are indicated by block numbers.

BURGLARY 7/4 1000 Summit Dr. (Loss $340) 7/4 700 N. Roxbury Dr. 7/4 8500 Wilshire Blvd. (Loss $500) 7/5 1000 Hillcrest Rd. 7/5 100 N. Swall Dr. (Loss $2,700) 7/5 300 N. Bedford Dr. (Loss $15) 7/9 100 N. Doheny Dr. (Loss $3,240) 7/9 200 S. Oakhurst Dr. 7/9 300 S. Maple Dr. 7/10 9700 Wilshire Blvd. (Loss $1,500) 7/14 200 S. Lasky Dr. (Loss $2,550) 7/15 9300 W. Olympic Blvd. (Loss $800) GRAND THEFT 5/3 100 N. Wetherly Dr. 6/20 9800 N. Santa Monica Blvd. (Loss $5,050) 6/26 9800 Wilshire Blvd. (Loss $15,000) 6/30 300 N. Rodeo Dr. (Loss $1,195) 7/3 1400 Park Way (Loss $30,000) 7/3 700 N. Hillcrest Rd. (Loss $19,000) 7/5 400 N. Roxbury Dr. (Loss $13,000) 7/6 100 S. Beverly Dr. 7/9 700 N. Maple Dr. (Loss $4,540) 7/13 9500 Wilshire Blvd. (Loss $1,000) 7/15 300 N. Canon Dr. (Loss $100,000)


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