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City Gears To Raise Contribution Limits By Laura Coleman On Wednesday, the City Council’s Ad Hoc Committee on Election Campaign Spending Limits recommended raising the voluntary campaign spending limit to $80,000 from $75,000 while maintaining the current $400 per contributor maximum in anticipation of the upcoming City Council race in March 2013. “We have these rules in place and they work for

Residents host B’nai Zion Foundation fundraiser. 4

(see ‘ELECTION’ page 12) Four-month-old darling French poodle Betty is available for adoption.

Gearys opens nation’s first stand-alone Patek Philippe boutique. 4

F.A.C.E. holds inaugural scholarship luncheon.


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Health & Wellness Arts & Entertainment Birthdays Roger Lefkon

Nancy Krasne Eyes City Council Bid


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OLYMPIC CELEBRATION—Children from the City of Beverly Hills Preschool Program help celebrate the 2012 Olympics at Coldwater Park by participating in their own Olympic games. Activities including track, gymnastics and soccer. Pictured (from left): Annabelle Andreone, Abraham Choen, Isabel Rossellini, Amy Lee, Jennifer Flores, Sebastian Sosa and Julien Matian.

By John Mirisch - Exclusive to The Courier The Danny Boyle-directed opening extravaganza of this year’s Olympics featured everything from a paratrooping Queen to Mr. Bean to Mary Poppins to I. K. Brunel to a celebration of the British national health system, not to mention the customary marching in of the over 200 competing nations. The ceremo-

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ny, which garnered mixed but mainly favorable reviews, lasted almost four hours. And yet, it was missing something, the hole so gaping that it cast a pall on everything else. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) couldn’t take even one of those 240 minutes to honor the memory of the 11 Israeli athletes who were massacred (see ‘MUNICH’ page 2)

REALITY SHOW ON THE WAY—Kevin Jonas and wife, Danielle, attended NBCUniversal’s Television Critics Association reception in Beverly Hills to promote their reality show that’s airing this month on E! The series focuses on dealing with international fame. Danielle says their’s is a “dream marriage.” They wed in Oheka Castle, also known as the Otto Kahn Estate, on the Gold Coast of Long Island. The country residence of financier and philanthropist Otto Kahn, it remains the second largest private home in the United States, comprising 127 rooms. It is now an historic hotel, with 32 guest rooms and suites, and a popular wedding venue for celebrities.

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(see ‘KRASNE’ page 12)

Lest We Forget – The Munich State Historical Resources Massacre And Wallenberg Commission Honors City

George Christy, Page 6 All About Vintage Film Classics, Lawrence of Arabia, Casablanca, and Laura; The Theme Song For Laura, Written By David Raksin, Has Been Recorded By More Than 400 Artists

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By Laura Coleman While the nomination period for City Council candidates won’t officially kick off until Nov. 12, the community is already buzzing about the fact that former Mayor Nancy Krasne is exploring a return to the dias she left two years ago. “I’m announcing on 12/12/12,” she said during


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More photos in George Christy’s column on Page 6.

By Laura Coleman The State Historical Resources Commission today issued resolutions for the City’s Historic Preservation Ordinance, in addition to the Friends of Greystone, Friends of Robinson Gardens and the Beverly Hills Hotel during it’s quarterly meeting, held at City Hall. Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer Jenan Saunders

said it was the first time the commission had met in Beverly Hills since it started in the 1940s. “We’re very excited to be here,” she said. “We like to recognize cities and counties that have Historic Preservation Ordinances…and show support for local governments that are doing good things.” (see ‘HISTORIC’ page 11)

New MTA Chairman Says ‘No Subway Under BHHS’ The Courier exclusively interviewed Fifth District Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich, the new chairman of the Metropolitan Transit Authority . Of the five supervisors, Antonovich has been steadfast in his defense of Beverly Hills High School and the rights of local communities. He has been an outspoken critic of Metro’s prejudice against Beverly Hills and other L.A. County cities while nearly always favoring the city of Los Angeles. Interview by Matt Lopez Supervisor Antonovich has plenty of ideas about what Metro should and should not be doing. Unfortunately, as a member of the board of directors, he has been on the losing end of many Metro board votes in situations where the majority either tries to push forward sales tax extensions (Measure R) or rail lines soundly rejected by the community (see ‘MTA CHAIR’ page 10)

Supervisor Mike Antonovich


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The City Council will be reviewing the above items, which are components of a new commercial building on the property located at 121 Spalding Drive. The new building was previously approved by the Planning Commission on July 12, 2012; however, the alley realignment and alley encroachment permits require final review and approval by the City Council. 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 has determined that the project will not have a significant environmental impact and is exempt from CEQA pursuant to Section 15332 (infill development) of Title 14 of the California Code of Regulations.

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by terrorists during the Munich Olympics 40 years ago. Many commentators have noted the contrast between IOC Chairman Jacques Rogge’s admonishment about the importance of character within the Olympic movement and his own actions. In my opinion, while clearly expedient, the IOC’s refusal to acknowledge the 40th anniversary of the Munich tragedy is nothing short of disgraceful. What the IOC can’t – or won’t – do, we can. I intend on asking the mayor to open the Beverly Hills City Council’s Aug. 7 meeting with a full minute of silence to honor the Israeli athletes who were murdered at an event which is supposed to unite the world and showcase the possibilities of friendly competition on the athletic field and the brotherand sisterhood of sports. The Munich slaughter of innocents is a singularly tragic event in the history of the Olympics, as it completely perverted the sense of sanctuary which the Olympics are supposed to represent. What we do in Beverly Hills may not matter to the IOC and many people may not take notice, but beyond our empathy with the families of the victims and our outrage at the events of 40 years ago, we have very good reasons to remember. The first Israeli killed, wrestling coach Moshe Weinberg, was the father of Guri Weinberg, BHHS Class of ’90. Moshe Weinberg resisted the terrorists, and his heroic actions in fighting back, shortly before he was machine-gunned to death, allowed wrestler Gad Tsobari to escape to safety. Even if the IOC brings shame over the Olympic games through their refusal to act, we must do the right thing by commemorating our own and be-

stowing upon the victims and their families the honor they deserve, as well as our assurance that we will not forget them. This August also brings another anniversary which we would do well to remember. Tomorrow, Aug. 4, would be the 100th birthday of Raoul

John Mirisch Wallenberg, a Swedish diplomat who during World War II displayed extraordinary courage in Nazi-controlled Budapest. Wallenberg’s selfless courage continues to inspire to this day. His actions show just what a difference one, committed, unselfish individual can make. Armed with nothing more than Swedish “protective passports” and that Swedish quality known as “chutzpah,” Wallenberg with his associate Per Anger and others was able to save 100,000 Hungarian Jews from Auschwitz, including Tom Lantos, who would go on to become a Californian congressman. Wallenberg disappeared mysteriously after the Soviet Army marched into Budapest. His fate is unknown, though he is presumed to have died in a Soviet prison camp under unclear circumstances in the 40s. Raoul Wallenberg’s life was made into a 1985 TV move entitled Wallenberg: A Hero’s Story, starring Richard Cham-

berlain. As if we needed further proof of the multitude of ways in which we are all connected, it should be noted Chamberlain, who portrayed Raoul Wallenberg, is also a graduate of Beverly Hills High School. As a Jew with Hungarian ancestry and as a proud Swede, the sacrifice and heroism of Raoul Wallenberg may hit a bit closer to home with me than with some others, yet I would hope that his courage, audacity, selflessness and belief in humanity in the most inhuman of times has universal meaning and importance. Consequently, I will also ask the mayor to adjourn the Aug. 7 council meeting in memory of Raoul Wallenberg, and at a later meeting, I will ask the entire council to consider various additional ways of honoring him and making the connection with us and our City more tangible and permanent. Whether this takes the form of a plaque, memorial, naming of a place, and/or establishing a sister city relationship with an appropriate Swedish town, being linked with Raoul Wallenberg’s memory forever can only help to make our City a better place. Because in the act of remembering him and his deeds, we can’t help but be inspired ourselves. Raoul Wallenberg can and should serve as a role model for us all, for the present and future generations, reminding us that each one of us can make a difference no matter what we’re up against, reminding us of the importance of tikkun olam. We will all be a little bit better with more Raoul Wallenberg in our hearts. May his memory, as well as those of the martyred athletes from the Munich Olympics, be blessed.

John Mirisch, a third-generation Beverly Hills resident, is a member of the Beverly Hills City Council.

At the public hearing, the City Council will hear and consider all comments. All interested persons are invited to attend and speak on this matter. Written comments may also be submitted and should be addressed to the City Council, c/o City Clerk, 455 N. Rexford Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210. The comments should be received prior to the hearing date. Please note that if you challenge the Council’s action in regards 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. If there are any questions regarding this notice, please contact Ryan Gohlich, Senior Planner in the Beverly Hills Community Development Department at 310.285.1194, or by email at Copies of the Project plans and associated documents are on file in the Community Development Department and can be reviewed by any interested person at 455 N. Rexford Drive, Beverly Hills, California 90210. BYRON POPE, CMC, City Clerk

SPECIAL EVENING—The Beverly Hills Chamber of Commerce celebrated its members Tuesday at Beverly Canon Gardens in a special evening. Pictured (from left): Chamber Board President Steve Ghysels of Wells Fargo Wealth Management; Boardmember Kelly Pucci of George Comfort & Sons of California, Inc.; and Executive Director Matthew Zarcufsky of Beverly Hills Education Foundation.


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Judge Halts Pending Sale Of Hannah Carter Japanese Garden

RAISING FUNDS—Beverly Hills residents Kevin and Anita Hedvat held a B’nai Zion Foundation fundraiser in their home to increase support for the organization and its work in Israel. The foundation sponsored two events that day (the other in the Beverly Hills home of Sandy and Mike Feldmar) and both featured B’nai Zion Medical Center CEO Dr. Amnon Rofe, who highlighted the role of the medical center on the frontlines during 2006’s Second Lebanon War. He cited the ongoing efforts of Hezbollah to strengthen its offensive capacity from southern Lebanon, the risk of attack from other external sources, and the urgency to build a new emergency department to protect against nuclear, chemical and biological weapons. Pictured above (from left): Jack Grunspan, executive VP of B’nai Zion Foundation; co-host Kevin Hedvat; Dr. Amnon Rofe; co-host Anita Hedvat; Dr. Lee Regev; Igal Zaidenstein; and actress /producer Shirly Brener. Photo by Abraham Joseph Pal

By Laura Coleman Supporters of UCLA maintaining the Hannah Carter Japanese Garden received their largest victory to date when L.A. Superior Court Judge Lisa Hart Cole last week ruled to grant a preliminary injunction halting the sale of the Bel-Air garden. The injunction enjoins the UC Regents from selling the parcel they contractually agreed to “maintain in perpetuity” in 1982 pending a definitive ruling on

the lawsuit filed by the heirs of Hannah Carter to permanently halt the Garden’s sale. “We’re just trying to make a multibillion dollar institution keep its promise,” plaintiffs’ attorney Walter Moore told the judge Friday. The 1.5-acre garden has been at the forefront of controversy since UCLA undertook efforts to sell the Zen-like retreat and adjacent residence just one (see ‘GARDEN’ page 19)

Jewish Discrimination Trial Underway By Laura Coleman A discrimination case lodged by 19 Los Angeles Jews against Santa Monica’s Hotel Shangri-La owner Tehmina Adaya continued to make waves in the community this week as the defendant’s attorney probed witnesses about alleged anti-Semitic remarks. “‘F—-ing Jew’ offends

you,” The Jewish Journal reported defense attorney Philip Black asking one plaintiff Wednesday in his cross-examination. The plaintiffs–Jewish men and women in their 20s and 30s–described by their attorney James Turken as “the best our society has to offer” are affiliated with the Friends of the Israel Defense Forces

(FIDF). Turken said the humanitarian organization raises money to send children of fallen Israeli soldiers to camp in the U.S. for summer. “I think the strength of the case is my clients and the truth of their position,” Turken told The Courier. “I think the evidence so far shows that (see ‘DISCRIMINATION’ page 19)

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Jimmy Delshad Talks Potholes In India By Shawan Sen & Johan Fleury Reprinted with permission from The Times of India Mumbai The poor condition of city roads has found resonance in former Beverly Hills mayor Jimmy Delshad’s first visit to the financial capital. Representing the “smart city,” where citizens can sue the government for potholes, the Mumbai’s pockmarked roads came as a big surprise for the former mayor who held office for two terms. Cratered roads not only put

up a poor image of the city, but also dissuade foreign investment, said America’s highest-ranked Iranian-American elected official. Delshad told The Times Of India (TOI) that Beverly Hills uses flexible asphalt material to ensure roads do not crack. Dry asphalt is taken to the spot and is used to fill potholes, a road-roller then melts the material. “We have got roads built in three stages, using asphalt. We have three trucks—one for lifting rubble, another for

placing asphalt and the last for leveling it as its weight and heat compress the granular asphalt,” said Delshad. Interestingly, Beverly Hills uses a system similar to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s pothole-tracking system. “Citizens can click pictures or send text messages pertaining to civic complaints,” he said. An ardent supporter of technology-driven civic administration, Delshad said the (see ‘POTHOLES’ page 19)

GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY–Theatre West kicked off its 50th anniversary with a reception at the Montage Residences on Canon Drive. The event unveiled a drawing of the inaugural “Betty Garrett Lifetime Achievement Award,” designed by Lucinda Bridges and to be awarded to Emmy/Golden Globe winning actor Beau Bridges (third from left) at the group’s Sept. 13 anniversary gala ( Pictured with the honoree are John Gallogly (left), executive director of Theatre West; Linda Pace Alexander, gala co-chair and Universal Pictures’ VP of marketing; and Soren Olsen (right) of Montage Residences. Photo by Vince Bucci TIME CHANGE— Gearys CEO Tom Blumenthal (right) stands next to Patek Philippe Store Director Daniel Chen in the newly opened Patek Philippe Boutique on Rodeo Drive.

Gearys Opens First Patek Philippe in U.S. On Rodeo Drive By Laura Coleman Gearys opened the nation’s first stand-alone Patek Philippe boutique at 360 N. Rodeo Dr. last weekend. The luxury street’s newest addition flanks the Gearys-operated Rolex boutique, opened in June. “Patek Philippe [is] the world’s most admired and prestigious watchmaker,” Gearys CEO

Thomas Blumenthal said. “As the only stand-alone boutique in America, the Patek Philippe boutique will be the preeminent destination for timepieces.” To commemorate the opening, Patek Philippe created a one-of-a kind cloisonné enamel dome clock depicting California (see ‘PATEK’ page 19)

Planning Commission Approves Medical Office Space On Wilshire By Matt Lopez After hearing compelling arguments against the site’s retail viability, the Planning Commission voted 3-2 to approve the conversion of retail space to medical office space at 8536 Wilshire Blvd. The approval calls for 5,870-

square feet of unused retail space to be converted into medical office space for a maximum of 15 years. Commissioners Dan Yukelson, Nanette Cole and Murray Fischer voted in favor. The commission unanimously approved modifying an existing (see ‘PLANNING’ page 19)



Los Angeles Press Club, National Press Association Recognizes BHHS Beverly High’s bi-monthly newspaper Highlights was recognized in July by The Los Angeles Press Club. The 35student advanced journalism class publication came in second place in the high school newspaper category at the Press Club’s SoCal Journalism Awards. In addition, the National Scholastic

Press Association recognized Highlights as “first class,” awarding it a mark of distinction in coverage and content. The high school paper was recognized at last fall’s Journalism Education Association Convention when it earned 7th place in the “best in show” competition. TAKE ME OUT— Stars came out last month to attend Dream Entertainment’s viewing party for the Fox Hit summer dating show Take Me Out hosted by George Lopez at El Torito Grill on Wilshire to raise money for The Fernando Pullum Community Arts Center. Pictured (from left): Kristin McCoy, Caitlin Marie Punschke, Suki Avery, Kelli Huarte and Nicole Moreau.

F.A.C.E. AWARDS– The Foundation for the Advancement of College Education, which is funded by profits generated by the sales of shampoo and conditioner from Beverly Hills-based Mandel Beauty Products (, held its inaugural scholarship luncheon Saturday at Il Fornaio on Beverly Drive. The event was hosted by F.A.C.E. founder Dr. Mark A. Mandel (fourth from left) who is joined by scholarship recipients (from left): Jasmine Davis, Angela Gomez, Jasmine Huerta, Pedro Ponce, and Christia Alfonso. Photo by Maxine Picard

City Celebrates ‘National Night Out’ The City is gearing up for its “National Night Out” celebration this Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. on Rexford Drive between the Santa Monicas. More than 15,000 communities nationwide participate in the event,

which is designed to foster a safer and more prepared community. The event is put on in conjunction with the police and fire departments, Office of Emergency Management and (see ‘NIGHT OUT’ page 19)

TEA TIME—Guests enjoyed a beautiful afternoon at the recent Tea on the Terrace at Greystone mansion. The summer’s final tea event is Aug. 11 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Beverly Hills residents are $45, non-residents $55. Call 310-285-6850 for tickets.

Study Finds Investors Less Optimistic According to the latest Wells Fargo/Gallup Investor and Retirement Optimism Index, overall U.S. investor optimism declined in July. The decline was driven by increased investor pessimism about the future course of the overall economy. Non-retired investors showed the greatest slide in optimism, down 10 points from May, while retired investor optimism remained flat.

Forty-one percent of all investors say now is a good time to invest in the markets as opposed to 48 percent in May and 52 percent in February. Three in four investors say the presidential and congressional elections of 2012 will impact their net worth. Wells Fargo Wealth, Brokerage and Retirement is one of the largest wealth managers in the U.S., with $1.3 trillion under management.

GOOD SHEPHERD—Members of Good Shepherd Catholic School’s 2012 graduating class join with Msgr. Thomas Welbers (second row, left), pastor of the Church of the Good Shepherd, on the front steps after their graduation ceremonies.

2012 To Break Tourism Records In Israel By Laura Coleman Tourism in Israel continues to show record-breaking levels every month, L.A.’s Israeli Consul Gen. David Siegel announced in July during a press conference at the Israeli Consulate. Approximately 650,000 Americans visit Israel annually, with California topping all other states.

“People are deeply touched by Israel, no matter what religion you are,” Siegel said. From the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth, to the high desert plateau of Masada where Jewish zealots made their last stand against the Roman (see ‘TOURISM’ page 19)

Higher Education Notes... Two students from Beverly Hills are among the 3,900 undergraduates named to the 2012 spring semester dean’s list at the State University of Iowa, Dakota James Maysonet is a liberal arts and sciences major, and Russell Allen Sternshein is majoring in business. To be named to the list, undergraduate students in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences must achieve a GPA of 3.50 or higher on 12 semester hours or more of graded course work

during a given semester. ***** Three Beverly Hills students received academic honors by being named to the 2012 spring semester dean’s list at Binghamton University in Binghamton, one of the four university centers of the State University of New York. Choongson Cho, Dong Ki Kim and Seungjin Yoo are students in the university’s Harpur College of Arts and Sciences.


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ber to cushion the seat, Peter created a trend. Other camelteers followed suit, roughriding through the World War I battles that Lawrence fought. Leading the Arabs and his guerilla army for more than two years against the Turks to destroy the corrupt Ottoman Empire. Whoever trained those platoons of camels merited a knighthood.


urs is the best theater for a movie of this g ra n d e u r,” A restored print of the Oscar-winannounced Tom Sherak, ning Lawrence of Arabia starring president of the Peter O’Toole premiered at the Academy of Motion Samuel Goldwyn Theater. Columbia Picture Arts and Pictures releases it on October 4. Sciences, as he introduced the sold-out o they say. That the only Lawrence Of Arabia premiere woman in the cast was a camel screening of the restored print. named Gladys? Hard to Agreeing with Tom about the believe that Gladys was with- Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn out any sisters among the hun- Theatre was Sony’s Grover dreds galloping in David Lean’s Crisp, hailed for the film’s majestic Lawrence Of Arabia. extensive 4K digital restoration. Imagine transporting multi- “Our goal was to return the tudes of camels to locations in print in a pristine condition for Jordan, Morocco and Spain? this anniversary presentation.” And directing them? rogrammed by the ever having driven a Academy’s Ellen Harrington, camel, Peter O’Toole, starring the evening launched the 50th as the fearless and controversial anniversary release of the 1962 epic. adventurer who was all of 5 Oscar-winning feet 5 inches tall and consid- Nominated for 10 Oscars, ered a military genius, found Lawrence Of Arabia won the saddle uncomfortably seven. Best Picture for productough. Buying a square of foam er Sam Spiegel, director David Lean, Maurice rubJarre for his soaring score, cinematographer Freddie Yo u n g , color art direction, set decoration, and s o u n d . P e t e r O ’ To o l e was nominated for Best Actor, O m a r Sharif as Supporting Actor, as was Robert B o l t ’ s screenplay from another medium (adapted from Casablanca ’s Paul Henreid, Ingrid Lawrence’s The Bergman and Humphrey Bogart. Seven Pillars Of Wisdom). Page 6 | August 3, 2012


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video message from Paris, recalled the nighttime camaraderie after hours of rugged shooting in Jordan, Morocco and Spain. “We’d gather around a fire, look at the moon and the stars, and sip our whisky. For a young actor like myself, I was lucky to work with David Lean, his mentoring made me a better actor.”


he cast included Alec Guinness (admitting he picked up his Arab accent for Prince Faisal by imitating Omar Sharif); Anthony Quinn; Jack Hawkins; Arthur Kennedy; and Jose Ferrer, moaning about his brief 10-minute role and wrangling a $25,000 salary and a new Porsche. Which he got. Peter was paid $10,000.


arlon Brando turned down the role of Lawrence. Others were considered, but producer Sam Spiegel put his foot down about casting Peter. While filming, Peter lost 28 pounds, sprained an ankle, cracked the other, ruptured a thigh muscle, tore a groin muscle, dislocated his back, and cracked his skull. Production began in May 1961 and ended in October 1962; the budget ranged between $12-15 million.


onsidered “one of the greatest and most influential films in the history of cinema,” a desert spectacle of adventure and action, Lawrence Of Arabia’s rated as one of the 100 great films by the American Film Institute. Entertainment Weekly ranks it among the top ten.


ne minute longer than Gone with the Wind, the threehour-plus film is the longest movie to receive an Oscar. It is presented in two parts, separated by an intermission. Columbia Pictures releases Lawrence Of Arabia on October 4, with a Blu-ray 3disc collectible boxed set available in November.


oung and old, including teens and ‘tweens, crowded into a screening of the 1942 Casablanca starring Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman and Paul Henreid at the Aero Theatre in Santa Monica, a neighborhood treasure scheduling classic films every night, including weekends. The full house audience was privileged to meet Monica Henreid, the daughter of the film’s Paul Henreid.

Michael Curtiz, were refugees who fled Nazi Europe.


he screenplay was slapped together with spit and glue. Actors had no idea what the next day’s shooting involved. Script changes every day, the cast frequently writing the dialogue. Humphrey Bogart and my father playing chess while waiting for rewrites.”


long with New Yorker Humphrey Bogart in his first romantic role, Sweden’s Ingrid Bergman and Paul Henreid, who immigrated from Austria in 1935, the multiethnic cast includes Claude Rains; Sydney Greenstreet; S. Z. Sakall; Peter Lorre; Dooley Wilson; Conrad Veidt; Helmut Dantine in a cameo; bass-baritone George London singing La Marseillaise.


asablanca was filmed with a budget of $964,000 at Warner Bros. studio and Van Nuys airport, along with added stock footage of Paris. The Production Code required changes, notably any sexual connotations (Humphrey and Ingrid sleeping together in Paris). Producer Hal Wallis wrote the final line. “Louie, this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship,” after the shooting was completed. A stickler for details, Wallis insisted on a real parrot in the Blue Parrot Bar. Which soon became the name of a bar in Manhattan. Humphrey’s “gin joint,” Rick’s Café Americain, inspired Hugh Hefner to create his Playboy Clubs.


he story’s filled with more corn than in the states of Kansas and Iowa combined, but when corn works, there’s nothing better,” remarked Julius Epstein, co-screenwriter with his brother Philip and Howard Koch and an uncredited Casey Robinson.

Picture, Best Director, Best Writing Screenplay, with Humphrey Bogart and Claude Rains nominated.


robably on more lists of the greatest films of all time than any other single title, including Citizen Kane,” says Roger Ebert, “Casablanca is more loved because of its wider appeal.” The movie is #2 on AFI’s ranking of greatest films.


nd then there’s Laura, the 1944 film noir starring Gene Tierney, Dana Andrews, Clifton Webb, Vincent Price, Judith Anderson. Another AFI favorite and, once more, a paean to perfect casting.


cunningly crafted murder mystery of obsession with sustained suspense, satirical wit and considerable surprises, director Otto Preminger wanted Duke Ellington’s Sophisticated Lady for the movie’s main theme. But Fox music director Alfred Newman convinced Preminger to give David Raksin a weekend to compose an original score. Heartbroken by a lost love affair, Raksin composed Laura, a romantic reverie that became a jazz standard, recorded by more than 400 artists, from Frank Sinatra to Nat King Cole, Miles Davis, Charlie Parker, Stan Kenton, et alia.


ongwriting genius Johnny Mercer wrote the haunting lyrics that begin: “Laura is the face in the misty light, Footsteps that you hear down the hall. The laugh that floats on a summer night That you can never quite recall …” Online at


picture that makes the spine tingle and the heart take a leap,” applauded The New York Times’ Bosley C r o w t h e r . Casablanca won Oscars for Best

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Omar Sharif, in a special


was born and grew up in Brentwood, the Aero was my family’s neighborhood theater, and how wonderful that it’s still here. You should know that my father and the majority of the Casablanca cast, including the Hungarian director

Gene Tierney and Dana Andrews were joined by a great cast in the 1944 film noir Laura.



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Fashion News & Notes Duchess of Cambridge Hits Olympics, Red Carpet The Duchess of Cambridge walked the red carpet in a draped, knee-length Roksanda Ilincic dress when she attended a reception for the U.K.’s creative industries at London’s Royal Academy of

Arts Monday evening. Kate wore the pale gray number as she was greeted by British Prime Minister David Cameron. The reception is part of the U.K. government’s GREAT campaign, which was launched to promote the country’s trade and tourism internationally during the Olympic year. Among the guests were Lily Cole, Stella McCartney and Tracey Emin. The duchess’ appearance

marked a quick change from earlier in the afternoon, when she joined her husband, William, Prince Harry and Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie to watch Zara Phillips compete and win a silver medal in the Olympic crosscountry equestrian event. Kate wore an Adidas Team GB shirt to the event in South London, which she paired with a navy blazer and pants. WWD

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Page 10 |August 3, 2012 moves them. The independent MTA CHAIR cities are divided into four re(Continued from page 1) gions and each select a represen(Westside Subway Extension). tative and then the five superviWith his finger firmly on the sors make up the board. pulse of what most communities in L.A. County desire, TC: What impact will the fundAntonovich assumed the role of ing of Westside Subway Extension chairman of the Metro Board of have on buses and bus riders? Directors in July. MA: Subway has a history of overruns and lawsuits, so what The Courier (TC): What do you you’re doing by pursuing this hope to accomplish as Metro proposal is putting the agency chair? beholden to one very costly exAntonovich (MA): Bring a bal- pensive project whereas we ance to the transportation sys- could use the resources we have tem. For too long, policies have to provide at-grade and abovebeen dominated by one city at grade transit systems at a fraction of the expense of the other 87. Part the cost, servicing the entire counof that reason is the fact L.A. city ty instead of one segment of it. has four members appointed to the Metro board unlike the other TC: Where should Metro's mon87 cities who share four mem- ey be spent? bers. My focus would be to have MA: It should be spent on meeta cost-effective regional trans- ing local transit needs. portation system. The first priority is to have rail to each of our TC: What concerns do you have airports. The Green Line to LAX, about the Westside Subway ExBlue Line to Long Beach and tension? Should it be built? lines to Bob Hope Airport, Palm- Should it tunnel under Beverly dale Airport and Ontario Airport Hills High School? that will alleviate a great deal of MA: Programs to have a rail concongestion on our highways and nection to LAX or other airports freeways and help with cleaning have been discussed for decades up the environment. and then out of the blue, city of LA wants to put a “Subway to the TC: What powers do you have as Sea.” They already have a light chair that you did not have as rail that basically goes to West vice chair or director? L.A. They’re attempting to hog MA: We recently saw Measure R the resources from the rest of the “II” being put forth, passed by county for their projects. If they the MTA board to support an ad- want the “Subway to the Sea,” ditional 30-year sales tax in- then they should have a taxing crease. It was a rehashing of district which pays for that from Measure R which left out a re- their own community and not gional transportation system. jeopardize the other 87 cities’ Even though the ballot statement tax dollars which are required to in Measure R contained a re- meet local transit needs. gional concept of what was to be approved, that was not in reality The problem with the “Subway what took place. In Measure R II, to the Sea’s” alignment in West L.A. city tried to do the same Los Angeles is by going under trick. We objected and lost on a Beverly Hills High School, the split vote, but then they voted MTA then becomes the landlord $10 million to do a public infor- as to having its permission remation campaign to tell the peo- quired before Beverly Hills can ple why they should vote for it. build or renovate any of their Staff attempted to rubber stamp a buildings, which are over the ballot or a political mailing with- subway tunnel. MTA was never out it being completed and the candid to the public to tell them committee turned it down even this would emasculate their abilthough at the committee level ity to make decisions on their two weeks ago, staff said they school and this came out at our had it all ready and just needed committee hearing. Now, MTA another day to put it together. could take years to approve any Well (last Thursday), a week lat- such change where school diser, what they presented to us tricts need changes quickly. contained blank pages and didn’t have a full desciption of the TC: Constituents in your Fifth proposal. This time, we were District [the Pasadena/Glenable to block it from being ap- dale/Claremont area] were proved so it was continued to promised the Gold Line would next month so we can see what extend to Claremont, it will now actual language was in that mail- only extend to Azusa. Metro ing. Prior to my being chairman, CEO Art Leahy was quoted as that wouldn’t have happened. It telling those constituents to “be would not have been sent out happy with what you get,” with misleading facts. And we what’s your response to that? also control the agenda. MA: [It is] arrogant and unresponsive and contradicts the TC: How should the revenues promises made in the Measure R supporting Metro be allocated? ballot statement. In Measure R MA: Right now San Fernando “II,” funding still remains at is 15 percent of L.A. County’s Azusa and does not continue to population, yet it’s only receiv- Claremont. Gold Line’s compleing 5 percent of Measure R, tion from Azusa to Claremont which was basically an attempt would be cheaper to build beto fund the “Subway to the Sea.” cause you already have construction going on at the subway TC: As chairman, are you al- to utilize those contractors at the lowed to appoint directors to next segment, which is just a few Metro's board? miles away. It would save monMA: No, just committees. The ey. By delaying this, you’ll have a city of L.A. appoints four. The period of time where you’ll have mayor makes them and they to do new bidding and those have to vote with him or he re- costs will be more expensive. It’s

been promised, it’s been written in the ballot and been talked about, but when it comes down to the legislation authorizing Measure R funding, that’s been left out. By design.

any other municipality. The Public Utilities Commission (PUC) has said it’s a safety problem. Our MTA engineers say it’s not a safety problem, but based on their previous record, I challenge that and say the engineers’ reliaTC: In general, what are your bility is questionable. We’ve

“Metro engineers have been motivated more by politics than sound engineering . . . .” —Mike Antonovich thoughts on the proposed Measure R extension? MA: I’m opposing Measure R as an extension because it does not include funding and completing regional transit needs such as connecting our airports to rail.

TC: Have Measure R funds been fairly allocated throughout L.A. County in your opinion? MA: I think it’s more geared toward the city of Los Angeles.

asked for inspector general investigation and asked for that yesterday. Also have a lady, Susan MacAdams (a transit consultant and track expert whom Metro dropped as a consultant shortly after she complained about problems with the tracks more than a year ago), who is a whistleblower saying how the safety issues were ignored and they steamrolled this frog alignment and she was fired. So we’ve asked the inspector general to report to us as to what happened? We're hoping to have this information in a short period of time.

BEVERLY HILLS TC: Has Metro thoroughly listened to the property owners the regional connector will affect? MA: No. The problem with regional connector as proposed by the MTA is the amount of litigation and lawsuits which are going to result because of the impact it’s going to have on those businesses. In my opinion, it makes better sense to work with all of the entities to make the least disruptive system so the issues are mitigated prior to construction, and allow those businesses to operate at the effective level they require. TC: Is regional connector in competition with Westside Subway Extension for funding? MA: Yes, it is. Michael Cano (Antonovich’s Transportation Deputy): Basically, MTA said we’ll put both projects forward for federal grants. The reality is the federal pie for that, and with the competition nationwide, is basically we’re going to have to choose one or the other at some point. The subway was trying to be positioned first, but at some point there will have to be a decision made as to which project moves forward with federal support. If Measure R extension fails, the subway will be unable to compete most

TC: Do L.A. County residents have to pay extra sales tax because of Measure R? MA: Yes, a half-percent. That was to expire in 2039 and now in TC: Should the performance of Measure R II, if it’s approved, it the Expo Line cause the commuwill go to 2069. nity to doubt Metro’s ability to carry out and complete a projTC: Metro engineers say they ect such as the Westside Subway found an earthquake fault at Extension? Santa Monica Boulevard in Cen- MA: Well, they don't have a tury City. The city of L.A. recent- record you can be proud of. I ly approved a 39-story condo tower right on top of that sup- “[Metro engineers] either didn’t know [an unposed “fault.” What does it say derground river ran along Hollywood and about Metro’s engineers that there’s a tower being built right Highland that caused sinkholes] because they on top of that supposed dangerwere stupid, or because [the subway tunnel] ous fault? MA: The engineers appear to be was done by political design to fast track the motivated more for political reasons than sound engineering subway over the objections of the people. . . .” principles. Like the engineers —Mike Antonovich and planners when they did the Red Line. Had they talked to any underground contractors who think the public would respond likely. built infrastructure in our city if you had it be cost efficient, deand county, they would have livered on time and without any TC: What’s the appropriate known there was a river that ran problems. route for the downtown regionunderneath and along the Highal connector? land and Hollywood area, which TC: What can Metro do better MA: What the MTA ought to accounted for the sinkhole and going forward? have done is work with those imother serious problems. They MA: Having a regional outlook pacted areas to come up with a didn’t know that. They either did- and moving forward with cost ef- solution before it develops its n’t know it because they were fective transit systems. For exam- own proposal and jam it down stupid, or because it was done ple, you can place a monorail their throats. That’s why I want to by political design to fast track system on the #5 freeway from have an open administration the subway over the objections Union Station out to Santa Clari- where we consult the communiof the people. Based upon that ta, connecting to the 101 to Ven- ty first before they bring issues history, based upon the history of tura County. That could be built before the board to adopt. redirecting a route under a high in a very short timeframe with school, in my opinion illustrates less disruption to the public and TC: How important is it to reach they are more subject to political our businesses. It makes eco- out to the community? pressure than sound engineering nomic sense because people in MA: It’s essential; what you have principals. San Fernando Valley gave a vote (now) is a group of autocratic buof support for doing that, but it reaucrats who feel they are more TC: What will the Westside Sub- was rejected by L.A. city’s board led by politicians who want to way Extension do to traffic con- members when it came up for develop their proposal, even gestion on the West side of L.A.? vote in the ’90s. Mayor (Richard) though it’s flawed. MA: Any type of construction in Riordan, who campaigned in a highly-congested area is only going public forums in support of the TC: Under currently adopted monorail system, voted against terms, you won’t be able to run to exacerbate the congestion. it, directing his city members to for office again. You’re trying to TC: What are your views on the vote against it so we lost that get that removed, please give Expo Line, it’s timing, construc- support. If you resurrect that me your views on that? concept and use our right of MA: People ought to be able to tion and costs? MA: What’s interesting about the ways above our freeways, we select their representative at Expo Line and the frog (a “frog” could put in a very cost effective election time and not have arbiis a small piece of track that transit system in a short period of trary limits put in. Arbitrary limits is one of the factors why Sacraguides train wheels through a time. mento is so chaotic today. It’s switch that connects the Blue Line and Expo Line and is wear- TC: What are your views on the been destructive to California ing out from excessive use) is downtown regional connector? and harmed every school and while frogs are used by other MA: It’s important because all city in state. Our efforts are to municipality's transit systems, the rail lines connect and you extend term limits to five terms, this particular design being rec- have that so you have a seamless so you have a stability in place. ommended and adopted by our system. engineers has not been used in


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During a full day of workshops on Thursday, which kicked off at Greystone mansion in the morning, included lunch at Virginia Robinson Gardens and finished with a reception at The Beverly Hills Hotel, commissioners explored pressing issues and historical community gems. Saunders said the City’s new Historic Preservation Ordinance was a factor in deciding to hold the meeting in Beverly Hills. Beverly Hills adopted its first-ever

Historic Preservation Ordinance in January, subsequently forming the five-member Cultural Heritage Commission. “I’m thrilled that we’re onboard and being recognized,” said Vice Mayor John Mirisch, who was instrumental in getting the ordinance passed. “We didn’t have a way to preserve or honor our history. “I think they’re now saying this is how you should.” Last month the City Council named The Beverly Hills Hotel the City’s first historic landmark.

THEY HAVE A CLUE—The characters of the popular board game “Clue” came to life last month in a staged reading at L.A.’s Largo at the Coronet. Hosted by Jill Benjamin, Philanthropic Society Los Angeles, and Children’s Institute, Inc. (CII), the one-night show benefited CII and its work with children affected by family and community violence, abuse and other trauma. Surrounding Jonathan Lynn (center), director and cowriter of Clue the movie, is the cast (from left): Nicole Sullivan, singing telegram; Sara Rue, Miss Scarlet; Casey Wilson, Yvette; Nick Kroll, the motorist; Retta, cook; Matt Walsh, Col. Mustard; Colin Hanks, Prof. Plum; Jack McBrayer, Mr. Green; Jon Cryer, Wadsworth; Peter Grosz, evangelist/chief; Jill Benjamin, Mrs. Peacock; Rachael Harris, Ms. White; Ike Barinholtz, Mr. Boddy; Jordan Peele, cop; and Andy Richter, narrator. The production was directed by Anthony King. Photo by Mike Rosenthal


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a Special Meeting on Wednesday about campaign finance revisions. “That’s my birthday.” A woman of humble beginnings, who lived for years in a trailer with her parents in Malibu and later worked to put herself through college and her husband through law school, Krasne characterizes herself as a true Beverly Hills woman. “I love to shop in the City, live in the City and work in the City,” she told The Courier. “I have a clear vision of the way I think the City should operate.” Krasne, a former school teacher, said her government track record attests to her thoughtfulness. In addition to serving on the City Council from 2007 to 2011, Krasne

was a commissioner for the Architectural Commission and the Planning Commission. “For me, the most critical thing in running the City is that the process be open, transparent and fair,” she said. “I can’t lie to somebody.” Krasne said the future of

POSSIBLE RUN—Former Mayor Nancy Krasne stands outside City Hall with Park Ranger Loku Jayasekara. Courier photo by Laura Coleman

Roxbury Park and the proposed subway tunnel under the high school are among the biggest issues currently facing the City. “This community has been lied to over and over again over Roxbury Park,” she said of the community center she believes needs to remain on the same footprint. “If a shovel hasn’t gone in the ground, I’ll stop it.” Krasne also criticized the current council majority for its delay in hiring an attorney to fight the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s plan to tunnel beneath Beverly Hills High School. “The only thing that’s a constant in this world is that everything will change,” she said. “We have to be prepared as a city.”

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Beverly Hills,” City Clerk Byron Pope said during the Special Meeting, which he organized at City Hall. Following direction from the Ad Hoc Committee, comprised of Councilmembers Lili Bosse and Julian Gold (the only two councilmembers not up for reelection in 2013), the City Council will consider the $5,000 increase during its upcoming Study Session on Tuesday. Because the spending limit is adopted by ordinance, limit changes require two City Council readings before it becomes effective. Also in attendance were Planning Commission Vice Chair Brian Rosenstein and former Mayor Nancy Krasne, the only two possible candidates the City currently recognizes outside of the three councilmembers up for reelection who may run. Mayor Willie Brien, Vice Mayor John Mirisch and Councilmember Barry Brucker are all up for reelection. Candidates may also elect to not accept the limit, in which case they will be allowed to accept no more than $125 per contributor or entity. “I think when somebody does spend a lot of money or what as perceived as a too much, it turns people off,” Bosse said. Rosenstein questioned the wisdom of capping the limit, particularly in light of the no spending limit in most other cities, such as Santa Monica, Culver City and West Hollywood. “Why do we insist on doing things different than everyone else does?” he asked. “I think the limit does not need to be capped.” The Board of Education does not have a spending limit in its elections. While the ordinance doesn’t preclude the formation of political action committees (PACs) or independent expenditures (IEs), the rules serve as a guide for candidates to ensure transparency and disclosure. “PACs are very commonplace,” Bosse said. “I think it’s a reality.” Krasne pledged to not exceed the spending limits during the discussion. “Every candidate who wants to cheat is going to go around the spending limit,” she said. “I will stay within the spending limits whatever they are.” The deadline to file applications to be a candidate is Dec. 7. If one of the three current councilmembers up for reelection elects to not file for reelection by the deadline, all other candidates will have until Dec. 12 to file.


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HOW DO YOU FEEL? Cedars Awarded $17.8 Million Grant To Develop ALS Treatment Cedars-Sinai Regenerative Medicine Institute (RMI) has been awarded a $17.8 million grant from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine to develop stem cell treatments for patients with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, a progressive, fatal and currently incurable neurodegenerative disease. The grant—the largest to date from the stem cell agency to Cedars-Sinai— will fund a project with combined stemcell and gene therapy to treat amyotrophic lateral sclerosis with stem cells found in early brain development and a protein called GDNF that promotes the survival of neurons. The stem cells alone have the potential to protect damaged motor neurons in ALS. This potential increases when combined with the additional known effects of GDNF. In the past, delivering GDNF to the brain or spinal cord has been nearly impossible because it does not cross from the blood to the tissue of the spinal cord. “We’re looking at ways of using stem cells as ‘Trojan horses’ that arrive at the sick motor neurons and deliver the protein exactly where it’s needed,” said Clive Svendsen, PhD, director of the RMI and leader of the project. “Our early study indicates this approach has significant potential and we’re excited

to bring this treatment a step closer to helping ALS patients.” About 30,000 U.S. patients have ALS, which affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. Motor neurons connect the brain to the spinal cord and then to the muscles throughout the body. Degeneration of these motor neurons is eventually fatal to ALS patients. As the motor neurons die, the brain loses the ability to initiate and control muscle movement. Patients in later stages of the disease become paralyzed. “For the thousands living with ALS, there is no therapy now that can cure or slow their disease,” said Shlomo Melmed, M.D., senior VP of academic affairs, dean of the medical faculty and Helene A. and Philip E. Hixon chair in investigative medicine. “We’re grateful that this grant will allow us to vigorously pursue novel therapies and benefit ALS patients.” The Cedars-Sinai proposal involves collaborations with Emory University in Atlanta and California Pacific Medical Center, bringing together teams of scientists, neurologists, neurosurgeons and nurses to take the stem cells from animal studies, through the regulatory process of FDA approval and into an 18patient clinical trial for ALS in four years.


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Names In The News... Locals Named To Cancer Center Foundation Board Two Beverly Hills business and community leaders have joined the board of directors for the Jonsson Cancer Center Foundation, the fundraising arm of UCLA’s Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center. • Alan N. Berro is senior VP at Capital World Investors. A UCLA alumnus, he received a master’s degree in business administration from Harvard B u s i n e s s School. Berro has held all Alan N. Berro major offices, including chairman, at Inner City Arts and also serves as trustee at Wilshire Boulevard Temple. • Clare Suomi is a pediatric cancer activist and has organized numerous fundraising events, including for the University of M i c h i g a n ’s Mott Children’s Hospital and the Aquarium of the Pacific. Suomi Clare Suomi and her husband, Marvin, also support LA’s BEST After School Enrichment Program (Marvin is the chair). They live in the City with three of their six children. Their 7year old daughter is a pediatric cancer survivor “We are pleased to welcome these outstanding community leaders to the Jonsson Cancer Center Foundation board of directors,” said Judith C. Gasson, the center’s director and a professor of medicine and biological chemistry. “We appreciate the commitment of Alan Berro and Clare Suomi to raising funds to hasten discoveries and provide more effective therapies for cancer pa-

tients everywhere.” Each board member will serve a three-year term, which began last month. The Jonsson Cancer Center Foundation, founded in 1945, is the major vehicle for raising private funds for cancer research at UCLA. Through events like Taste for a Cure and Connect for the Cure, the foundation supports high-priority cancer research efforts focused on converting laboratory discoveries into effective and less toxic therapies for cancer patients. UCLA’s Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center has more than 240 dedicated researchers and clinicians who are internationally renowned for finding new and better ways to prevent, detect and treat cancer.

Cancer Specialist Listed As Top SoCal Doctor Beverly Hills Cancer Center specialist Dr. Linnea Chap has been honored as one of Southern California’s top doctors for medical oncology. At the Beverly Hills Cancer Center, she specializes in breast cancer and gynecologic malignancies. She has been listed by Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd. in its new Dr. Linnea Chap publication Top Doctors 2012: Southern California. The magazine details profiles of the top 10 percent (2,200) leading board certified physicians who are nominated by their peers and screened by the Castle Connolly physician-led research team. It aims to help consumers find the best healthcare in their region. Meanwhile Beverly Hills Cancer Center has also announced its nutrition consultant Carolyn Katzin, M.S., CNS, has been appointed to the national nutrition advisory board at Cancer Schmancer, a website dedicated to prevention and early detection of cancer. Katzin is a nutritionist with 25 years experience in the emerging field of nutritional genetics or nutrigenomics.

UCLA Seeks Adults With Diabetes For Study Of Experimental Drug For Heart Disease, Stroke UCLA researchers are seeking adults with Type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease to help evaluate an investigational drug and its effects on heart disease and stroke risk. To qualify for the study, volunteers must be 50 or older, have had a heart attack or stroke, or be at high risk for such a cardiovascular event. UCLA is one of 27 sites internationally taking part in the research study. “There is an epidemic of diabetes and those with this condition are also at a higher risk of developing cardiovascular disease,” said principal investigator Dr. David Heber, professor of medicine and director, UCLA Center for Human Nutrition. “We’re currently researching the effects of this investigational drug

and its effect on cardiovascular risks in this patient population.” Participants will come to the UCLA Center for Human Nutrition for 19 clinic visits over the course of the eight-year study. Volunteers will receive physical exams and provide blood samples. After initial screening, volunteers will be randomized (similar to flipping a coin) to receive either a weekly injection of study drug, or a placebo under the skin of the abdomen. Most common side effects of the study drug include nausea, stomach pain and bowel changes. Volunteers will be compensated for study participation. For more information, call the UCLA Center for Human Nutrition, 310-8250453 or 310-825-5517.


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One-Of-A-Kind Trips, Events In Israel With Help From My Dream Production or those who want a trip to Israel like no other, or who want to plan a one-of-a-kind event in the country, My Dream Production has the answer. Founded two years ago by Nurit Jessica Lieberman and Sandra Perel Haytov, the company is young, innovative, unique and fresh. It specializes in customized themed tours and one-of-akind events. • Next month’s seven-day trip (Sept. 1-9) has an anti-aging emphasis with sightseeing to Israel’s key attractions with an English-speaking tour guide, combined with spa treatments. Attendees will also get a personally designed anti-aging plan. • The “culinar y experience in Israel,” set for October, will highlight Israeli and Mediterranean food and feature visits to Israel’s best food markets in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem accompanied by a chef, and two-days of inthe-kitchen opportunities. The common tread in all their projects and where the company name comes from, is making clients’ dreams come true. Events the company handles range from private events like weddings, bar and bat mitzvahs and family reunions, to business events like conferences, office parties and trips for employees. Both owners have experience in the field and living in both the U.S. and Israel, where Lieberman grew up. Her family produced and organized international events, and during the last decade she held key positions in complex multi-national events. With highly developed logistics abilities, creative original thinking and


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The Fabulous Palm Springs Follies, the best feel-good, live on-stage musical performance, anywhere–and it’s as close as the historic Plaza Theatre in downtown Palm Springs. For the past 21 years, the Follies, under the ever-watchful eyes of impresario/co-founder Rif Markowitz, has presented a Broadway-caliber celebration of the music, dance and comedy of mid-century America with a cast old enough to have lived it! For more than a generation, the Follies promises a more spectacular show with each successive season; and for more than a generation they has delivered on its promise, as legendary guest stars and international vaudeville acts join the Follies’ chorus line of long-legged ranging in age from 54 to 83, for lavish production numbers while decked out in hand-made costumes from the wardrobe department. The Follies has just announced the musical theme for its 22nd season beginning Nov. 1 with vocalist and Palm Springs resident Lorna Luft singing the songs made popular by her mother Judy Garland. It’s called “Dance to the Music,” and sure to bring back memories of running home after school to watch Dick Clark's American

Bandstand as new songs were performed by teen-age idols. Luft will headline through Dec. 31 followed by Lou Christie (Jan. 8 to Mar. 9) and Lesley Gore (Mar. 12 to May 19). In addition to the all-new production, the folks in the back office have crafted five new ways to enhance a visit from savings on early ticket purchases; annual passports to the Follies; enhanced frequent-guest awards; dinner with the cast; and main floor seating in the theater from just $29. More information is at 760-327-0225. Do your part in proving Billie Burke’s famous quote: “Age doesn’t matter unless you’re a cheese.” ******* It didn’t take long for Mitch Gershenfeld, recently appointed president/CEO of the McCallum Theatre, to put his stamp on the range of entertainment available to Coachella Valley residents beginning the end of August. Rather than have the theater dark until November or late October, Gershenfeld has announced the addition of nine shows to the McCallum schedule. First off the mark as the season’s opener is Steve Martin and his Steep Canyon Rangers bluegrass band on Aug. 31, followed

a week later by the locally popular Pink Martini. But it is the addition of some alternative music to the program that has caught the attention of some theater-goers. Historically, the McCallum has featured touring Broadway shows, one-person shows or pop concerts. But, perhaps taking the lead from the enormously successful Coachella and Stagecoach festivals, Gershenfeld has booked some “alternative” entertainment with a couple of performers who have previously taken the stage at the Coachella and Stage festivals. One impressive ‘get’ is a Nov. 16 performance by Jackie Evancho, the now 12-year-old gifted operatic singer who is now marketing herself as a “crossover” artist. Gershenfeld acknowledged that Evancho commands fees higher than that paid by the McCallum, and even with highend ticket prices ($40-$129) there would not be enough income generated by the performance to cover all costs. Local philanthropist and McCallum Theatre board member Joanne McGrath stepped up to the sponsorship-window, assuring Evancho and Gershenfeld that the pre-teen’s performance would end up in the black without her having to sing in a casino cum saloon. Other artists performing early at the McCallum are

the highest personal attentive care and service, “My Dream” strives to produce exactly what its clients dream about, and much more. After meeting with clients and finalizing the budget, the professional English-speaking team of “My Dream” takes care of every aspect of an event, any size, modest or extravagant, simple or complex. No matter what the budget for the trip or event, clients are promised the best Israel has to offer. For a wedding they will find a venue, arrange the catering and help with clothes, if needed. Their extensive contact list includes hair stylists and makeup people. “If you are dreaming about the perfect event in Israel our team will be happy to rise to the occasion and meet the challenge, and be a part in fulfilling your dream, up to the last detail,” Lieberman promises. “What makes us special,” says Lieberman, “is that everyone has a different dream, so each individual gets his or her own event; no two weddings or conferences are the same.” For trips, the company has a list of must-see sites in Israel it recommends, but special excursions and requests can easily be accommodated. “Large companies can’t offer the personal care and tailoring that we do,” says Lieberman. “Giving clients what they want is the first thing on our minds.” For more information, call +97254-6279009, +972-54-4448966 or +1917-4351616, visit or email

Holocaust Survivor Harry Eisen, Norco Ranch Founder, Dies At 95 Beverly Hills resident Harry Eisen, a Polish-born Holocaust survivor who founded Riverside County’s Norco Ranch Inc., which became one of the state’s leading egg producers, processors and distributors, died July 19 at age 95. Eisen and his wife of 67 years, Hilda, immigrated to California in 1948. Shortly thereafter, he bought his first 100 chickens and peddled the eggs in his Arcadia neighborhood before moved their operation to Norco. In 2000 Eisen sold Norco Ranch Inc. to Moark Egg Corp. He employed 450 people and his customers included the

Ralphs, Vons, Albertson’s, Costco, Trader Joe’s and Jack-in-the-Box. Eisen was a member of several Holocaust survivor organizations, serving as president of the Lodzer Organization of California. The family contributed financially to the building of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and attended its 1993 dedication. Besides his wife, he is survived by daughters Frances Miller, Ruth Eisen and Mary Cramer; a son, Howard; eight grandchildren; and six greatgrandchildren.

Conjunto Primevera (Sept. 1); Mike Birbilia (Sept. 22); Wilco (Sept. 28); Smokey Robinson (Oct. 26); Charlie Zaa (Oct. 27); and Shelby Lynne (Nov. 3). ****** Kudos and a tip of the golden bedpan to Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage. This medical facility, the only non-profit hospital in the Valley, has just been named the second most beautiful hospital in the nation. The award, based on 170,000 votes cast– Eisenhower garnered just over 39,000 votes –was awarded by Soliant Health,

a nationwide provider of healthcare staffers. In citing the attributes involved in making the selection, Eisenhower’s design was said to “incorporates evidence-based processes (whatever that means) into each patient room.” And, in describing the junior-suite-at-aHilton look, noted that the hospital had “central pavilions (sic) with refined color palettes and Renaissance-based art.” Only one other hospital in California made the top 20. The proud first-place winner: North Carolina’s Martha Jefferson Hospital in Charlottesville.





Theatre 40 Announces 47th Season Lineup Theatre 40, the professional non-profit theater company based in Beverly Hills, has announced the show line-up for its 47th season: • Now through Aug. 26: The Bat. Written by Mary Roberts Rinehart and directed by Martin Speer. The American mystery-

Veronica Cartwright stars in this classic comedy / mystery

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thriller concerns a 60-year-old woman who rents a home, where a large sum of money, stollen from the local bank, has been hidden Mysterious things start happening when numerous character, including The Bat, a sinister and notorious thief, start searching for the loot. • Now through Aug.t 22: Special added midweek attraction- Robert E. Lee- Shades Of Gray. Los Angeles Drama Critics circle Award winner Tom Dugan returns in his solo play about the Confederate general. Directed by Mel Johnson, Jr. • Sept. 27- Oct. 28: The Circle. Written by W. Somerset Maugham and directed by Jules

Aaron. Maugham’s most popular comedy, The Circle, is a witty satire concerning marriage, infidelity, and the battle between passion and practicality. A seven-play subscription is available for as little as $160 (does not include Robert E. LeeShades Of Gray). Theatre 40 performs at the Reuben Cordova Theatre on the campus of Beverly Hills High School , 241 S. Moreno Dr. Parking is always free, beneath the theatre. For more information, visit or call the box office, 310-364-0535. For a complete listing of the Theatre 40 2012-13 season, visit

BIRTHDAY GIRL— Singer/actress Selena Gomez celebrated her 20th birthday at Il Cielo on Burton Way. Owners Pattie and Pasquale Vericella flooded the restaurant’s back patio with millions of pink rose pedals to match Gomez’ dress. Her cake was a flourless chocolate with fresh raspberries and fresh whipped cream wrapped in white chocolate. The small private dinner party was attended by Gomez’ boyfriend, pop star Justin Bieber, her mother and grandparents, and a few close friends.

5th Noor-Iranian Film Festival Opens Tonight At The Music Hall The 5th annual Noor Iranian Film Festival kicks-off tonight at the Laemmle Music Hall, 9036 Wilshire Blvd., and ends Wednesday with a red carpet awards ceremony on at 7 p.m. in the Skirball Cultural Center’s Magnin Auditorium. The event is presented by festival co-founder/director and producer Siamak Ghahremani and sponsored by KPFK-FM, Ritmo Mundo Watches and Emirates Airlines.

The international event is aimed at informing the non-Iranian community about the culture and heritage of that country through the medium of cinema with 26 films in competition including The Iran Job, Bedrooms, Bitter Milk and Love Crimes Of Kabul. A full list of films, screening times and ticket information can be found online at www.noorfilmfestival .com. A screening of A Separation, the first Iranian film to win the Oscar

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Ford To Discuss Famous Actor Father Peter Ford, son of renowned actor Glenn Ford, will discuss his book, Glenn Ford: A Life at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 14 at the Santa Monica Public Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd. Star of such now-classic films as Gilda, Blackboard Jungle, The Big Heat, 3:10 to

Yuma, and The Rounders, Glenn Ford could be accessible and charming on screen, yet his son candidly discusses a man who retreated to a deeply private world he created behind closed doors. For information, visit


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they were the victims of discrimination.” The case centers on allegations that Adaya discriminated against the group – over 100 FIDF supporters were in

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year after Carter’s death. Both properties were willed to the university by former UC Regent Edward Carter in 1964 and had been listed for sale by Coldwell Banker for a total of $14.7 million. David Moran, the Manatt attorney representing UCLA, told Cole the university was unlikely to proceed with the sale of the residence without the garden. In anticipation of a possible trial, which Moran said could take up to a year, Cole required the plaintiffs to post a $110,000 bond within 10 days, at which time the injunction will become effective.

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poppies and the state bird, the valley quail. The 1,250-square-foot Art Deco boutique, which fea-

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Conditional Use Permit (CUP) to allow for free underground parking for patrons, as well as off-site parking at 99 N. La Cienega Blvd for employees. The 8536 Wilshire Blvd. property features a large planter that runs along the window on the ground in front of the building. In addition, windows on the building have a greenish tint, making it difficult to view inside the building. For these reasons, Tom Korey, a commercial real estate broker in Beverly Hills for more than 30 years, told the commission he simply didn’t

the hotel’s pool in what the defense claims was an unauthorized pool party through Platinum Events promotional firm – forcing them to leave the premises after referring to the group as “[expletive] Jews.” The trial began in Los Angeles Superior Court on July 26

and is expected to conclude next week. Turken said he would be requesting the jury award a specified amount at the conclusion of the trial for compensatory and punitive damages for civil rights violations.

Cole characterized her ruling as “fact-driven” and previously emphasized that the university had behaved in a “duplicitous” manner by failing to notify Hannah Carter’s heirs in 2010 when the regents petitioned the Attorney General in Alameda County Superior Court to sell the garden. “A charitable trust is dependent on the intent of the donors,” she said. “The conduct of the regents…is contrary to the concept of how charitable trusts should be handled. “They made a promise that’s independent of a charitable trust.” Further, Cole maintained that the university was the owner of the property when

“UCLA gave up a very valuable right” to potentially sell the property by agreeing to forever maintain the garden in the 1982 Amendment. “[UCLA] donated the garden to the memory of Hannah Carter,” Cole said. The plaintiffs continued to work this week to raise the bond money. “In the struggle between ‘David and Goliath,’ Judge Cole has leveled the playing field,” Hannah’s Carter’s son, Jonathan Caldwell, told The Courier. “The ball is now squarely in UCLA's court. Unless they wish to proceed to trial, UCLA must initiate conversations regarding alternate solutions for the future of the garden.”

tures some 80 watches priced from $25,000 to north of $100,000, boasts a VIP lounge and a custom chandelier created by famed French designer Patrick Gaguech.

“It’s the only watch company that’s still under the same family,” Patek’s store director Daniel Chen said. “It’s world reknowned and has been the number one watch for years.

see how the space could be successfully used for retail purposes. “There’s nothing any selfrespecting retailer would find appealing about this space,” Korey said. “If you were looking for a viable retail space, this is the last place you would consider. There is nothing viable, attractive, marketable or merchandisable.” Applicant Joe Tilman urged the commission to make use of the space rather than letting it sit empty. “It’s a no-win if the space stays empty because the City needs no more empty store fronts,” Tilman said. The applicant asked for a 20-year lease on the property,

which the commission felt was too long of a commitment to make for medical use of the space. Chair Craig Corman and Vice Chair Brian Rosenstein didn’t feel comfortable committing to more than 10 years, especially if the recently-approved Metro stop at La Cienega Boulevard is in place within the next 10 years, which could make the property more viable from a retail perspective “I do want this to be retail,” Rosenstein said. “Some 20 years is too long to lock this up as medical. When I looked up and down the street two blocks in both directions, I found tons of retail.”

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civic administration has not harnessed the actual potential of technology. To drive home his point, Delshad displayed an application on his phone, Ask Bev, to cater to citizen grievances by putting them in touch with the civic administration. TOI has learned that while inviting Mumbai’s first citizen, Sunil Prabhu, to Beverly Hills, Delshad suggested he utilize the power of technology being

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the library. Events include a BHPD SWAT and K9 display, crime prevention information, a health screening, a Safe-TQuake Cottage, food and dessert trucks and more. As a special treat, the

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army in the year 66 AD, to glorious beaches, bustling cities and religious shrines, Israel holds a plethora of options for visitors. “Literally every step you take….you walk around a piece of history,” Israel Ministry of Tourism deputy director general Oren Drori said. With a projected 10 percent increase in visitors this year, Ministry of Tourism Director General Noaz Bar-Nir said 2012 would break tourism records with an expected 3.8 million visitors. Bar-Nir said he expects the annual number of visitors to the Jewish state to grow to 5 million in 2015, necessitating 30,000 more hotel rooms.

churned out by several companies in India. Delshad said a prominent actor had got an inflated water bill, but soon after that the Beverly Hills administration introduced wireless water meters, which enabled them to monitor the amount of water being supplied and to detect leaks. The BMC is working on similar lines, but the administration maintains it is not easy to implement such ideas when water meters are stolen. library and Community Services Department will be hosting a campfire with songs and storytelling. In preparation for the event, portions of Rexford Drive will be closed from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. For more information visit Drori said the 70-plus airlines that currently fly to Israel were also insufficient to handle the growing numbers in addition to being able to offer visitors an low-cost flight option due to competition. “Israel is a very small country, but Israel has a lot of attractions,” Bar-Nir said. Despite the Arab Spring’s negative impact on tourism, the growing number of people visiting the region’s only democracy, in part amplified by the Ministry of Tourism aggressively courting the Christian market, is helping diminish fears throughout the world that Israel is “unsafe,” ministry representatives said. “A lot of misperceptions are falling down,” Drori said. “Our main goal to get a person to Israel for the first time.”

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Joan Mangum For 16 years, The Actors Fund has honored legendary or iconic personalities of stage as part of its Tony Award viewing gala. This year, the “Julie Harris Lifetime Achievement” award was presented to Jason Alexander–“a man worthy of the tribute for his illustrious career,” said The Fund’s President/CEO Joe Benincasa. Annie Potts presented the award to her pal Jason and recalled how she has once accidentally sent him (one of two Jasons on her list) an email detailing her compensation package for appearing in the comedy God Of Carnage on Broadway. He wrote back a playful reply referring to what he had been paid for his portrayal of George Costanza on Seinfeld. “It was a number so large, so unfathomable, it literally took my breath away,” said Potts. With Scott Bakula emceeing, the entertaining event was under the direction of Luke Yankee and produced and written by David Rambo, co-executive producer of the NBC series Revolution. Taking part were Loni Anderson, Anne Jeffreys, George Chakiris, Ruta Lee, Brad Ellis, Ilene Graff, Alan Mandel, Charlotte Rae, Michael Learned, Bruce Vilanch, Frances Fisher, Theo Bikel, Richard Herd, Orson Bean, Bryan Batt, Patricia Morison, Holland Taylor, Bryan Cranston, Peter Hunt, James Karen and Barbara Van Orden. There was a musical tribute to her mom by Lorna Luft, who led the audience in a rendition of Happy Birthday on what would have been Judy Garland’s 90th birthday. This year’s honorary celebrity committee included Julie Bowen, Nancy Dussault, Dann Florek, Elliott Gould, Steve Guttenberg, Garry Marshall, Chita Rivera, Susan Sarandon, Holland Taylor and Zachary Quinto. The Actors Fund is a national human services organization that directly helps more than 12,800 (and many others online) working in performing arts and entertainment. ****** The Heart Foundation, whose mission is to save lives by educating the public about heart disease, promoting early detection, and supporting lifesaving research, presented a musical evening with Grammywinning singer/actor Michael Buble, at The Hollywood Palladium. Honorees Kimberly and P.K. Shah, M.D. received the “Steven S. Cohen Humanitarian” award from composer David Foster. “P.K. and Kimberly truly embody all the award represents. They

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Mother’s Handbook To Medical, Physical And Emotional Well-Being. Porter, a mother of four, shared her hands-on experience of getting for the 40+ guests of getting body and self back after pregnancy. Candace McDonald, executive director of Generation Rescue (Jenny McCarthy’s charity) who announced that a portion of book sales would benefit the organization. ****** Our condolences to Terry and Alan Sternfeld whose son, Mitchel Lee, passed away this week. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends and remembered with love by all.

TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Aug. 3). Your taste and focus change this year. It’s thrilling to discover what you really want. Out with the old plan, and in with adventure the next six weeks. October brings romance and creative satisfaction. November offers strong relationships. A group dynamic helps you develop your talents. Aries and Taurus people adore you. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Curiosity might have killed the cat, but when used judiciously, it often saves the day. You’ve been feeling in the dark about certain things. Now is the time to shine the light of your curiosity on them. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Romance is in the air, and you’ve been walking around for far too long under an umbrella of indifference. Put your reserve away, and feel the cool rain of possibility on your cheeks. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Patience doesn’t let you know how patient it’s being. If someone is trying to show you patience while putting emotional pressure on you or rushing you along, this is a lie in action. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Mirrors can only reflect what you show them. Today, the very best mirrors are your friends and family. Show up and interact. Get feedback about recent decisions. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Relationships at home and at work have been frazzled—and not just by the heat, but by a few hotheads who love to stir up the heat. Turn up your emotional AC, and remember to keep your cool when tempers flare. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). A little devil and angel have taken up permanent residence on your shoulders thanks to a constant temptation. Stop wrestling. It’s time to brush them both off and focus your attention elsewhere. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Workplace confusion has sown a fair amount of stress, but now is the time to cut through the fog of miscommunication. Have that conversation you’ve been putting off, and everyone will soon relax. PISCES (Feb. 19-Mar. 20). You’re undaunted by the things that used to make you back away in fear. The heavy responsibilities are also the ones that make you shine the brightest. ARIES (Mar. 21-Apr. 19). Your friendship skills are exceptional, and you'll use them well today. You’ll be funny. You’ll listen. And your belief in others will help them grow into the people they want to be. TAURUS (Apr. 20-May 20). Though you don’t go around publicly stating you approve of yourself, it shows. You’ll come across as very comfortable in your own skin, and your actions will be congruent with your inner drive. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You can move forward in good faith. If it turns out to be a more prickly arrangement than you would have liked, this is an opportunity, too. Having grace in a difficult situation will create good karma. CANCER (June 22-July 22). Before you make others walk the plank, remember that you’re the captain of your fate. Take responsibility for recent decisions, and make sure others understand that you’re doing so.


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Page 22 | August 3 , 2012 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 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 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


PUBLIC NOTICES 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 —————————— NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE Trustee Sale No. 431104CA Loan No. 3060984477 Title Order No. 602119934 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 01-23-2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 08-23-2012 at 11:00 A.M., CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 02-022006, Book , Page , Instrument 20060250769, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California, executed by: ENSIEH TASDIGHI, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN, as Trustor, WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK,, 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: PART OF THE EAST ONE-HALF OF SECTION 11, TOWNSHIP 1 SOUTH, RANGE 15 WEST, SAN BERNARDINO MERIDIAN, IN THE CITY OF LOS ANGELES, COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES, STATE OF CALIFORNIA, ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL PLAT OF THE SURVEY OF SAID LAND ON FILE IN BUREAU OF

LAND MANAGEMENT BOUNDED AS FOLLOWS: ON THE SOUTH BY THE NORTH LINE OF TRACT NO. 3357, AS PER MAP RECORDED IN BOOK 37, PAGE(S) 15 AND 16 OF MAPS, IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY RECORDER OF SAID COUNTY, ON THE WEST BY THE EAST LINE OF FAIRVALE DRIVE, FORMERLY PEAVINE CANYON DRIVE, AS SHOWN ON THE MAP OF TRACT NO. 8080, AS PER MAP RECORDED IN BOOK 112, PAGE(S) 9 TO 12 INCLUSIVE OF MAPS, IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY RECORDER OF SAID COUNTY, ON THE NORTH BY THE SOUTH LINE OF A 10 FOOT WALK ADJACENT TO LOTS 33 AND 34 OF TRACT NO. 8080 ON THE SOUTH; ON THE EAST BY A STRAIGHT LINE EXTENDING FROM A POINT IN A SOUTH LINE OF SAID WALK, DISTANT EASTERLY ALONG SAID LINE 200 FEET FROM THE EAST LINE OF FAIRVALE DRIVE SOUTHERLY TO A POINT IN THE NORTH LINE OF TRACT NO. 3357, DISTANT EASTERLY ALONG SAID NORTH LINE 195 FEET FROM THE SAID EAST LINE OF FAIRVALE DRIVE. EXCEPT FROM SAID LAND THAT PORTION THEREOF LYING NORTHERLY OF A STRAIGHT LINE EXTENDING FROM A POINT IN THE WESTERLY LINE OF SAID LAND, DISTANT SOUTHERLY THEREON 78 FEET FROM THE NORTHWESTERLY CORNER THEREOF TO A POINT IN THE EASTERLY LINE OF SAID LAND, DISTANT SOUTHERLY THEREON 80 FEET FROM THE NORTHEASTERLY CORNER THEREOF. SAID LAND IS SHOWN AS PARCEL 1 ON THE RECORD OF SURVEY FILED IN BOOK 62, PAGE(S) 48 OF RECORD OF SURVEYS IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY RECORDER OF SAID COUNTY. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $1,985,140.24 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 1290 SAN YSIDRO DRIVE BEVERLY HILLS, CA 90210 APN Number: 4355-007-036 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The property heretofore described is being sold "as is". In compliance with California Civil Code 2923.5(c) the mortgagee, trustee, beneficiary, or authorized agent declares: that it has contacted the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure; or that it has made efforts to contact the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure by one of the following methods: by telephone; by United States mail; either 1st class or certified; by overnight delivery; by personal delivery; by e-mail; by face to face meeting. DATE: 07-24-2012 CALI-

FORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY, as Trustee MARIA MAYORGA, ASSISTANT SECRETARY California Reconveyance Company 9200 Oakdale Avenue Mail Stop: CA2-4379 Chatsworth, CA 91311 800-892-6902 For Sales Information: (714) 7302727 or (714) 573-1965 or CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE.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 w w w. l p s a s a p. c o m (Registration required to search for sale information) or Priority Posting & Publishing at (714) 5731965 or visit the Internet Web site (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. A-4277019 07/27/2012, 08/03/2012, 08/10/2012 —————————— NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 12CA00058-1 Order No. 37044-16 APN: 4342011-034 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 07/27/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On August 23, 2012 at 01:00 PM, RSM&A Foreclosure Services, LLC as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded August 3, 2006 as Document Number: 06 1720449 of official records in the Office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, California, executed by: LANNY D. HAJDU, A SINGLE MAN as Trustor, Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., acting as nominee for GreenPoint Mortgage Funding, Inc., as Beneficiary, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States, by cash, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state) at the following location: At the Pomona Valley Masonic Temple Building, located at 395 South Thomas Street, Pomona, all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County, California describing the land therein: Legal description as more fully described in said deed of trust. The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 9321 BURTON WAY B, BEVERLY HILLS, CA 90210. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, if any, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, towit: $1,123,472.44 (Estimated*) *Accrued interest and additional advances, if any, will increase this figure prior to sale. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If

you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not 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 (714) 277-4845 or visit this Internet Web Site w w w . u s a, using the file number, 12CA00058-1, assigned to this case. Information about postponements that are very short duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not be immediately reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located and more than three months have elapsed since such recordation. Date: 06/23/2012 RSM&A Foreclosures Services, LLC 15165 Ventura Boulevard, Suite 330 Sherman Oaks, CA 91403 (805) 804-5616 For specific information on sales including bid amounts call (714) 2774845. Magdalena Berkowska, Authorized Agent of RSM&A Foreclosures Services, LLC FEI# 1045.01665 08/03, 08/10, 08/17/2012






NOTICE TO DEFENDANTS: (Aviso Al Demandando) WOOTON GROUP, LLC, a California limited liability company; MARK A. SLOTKIN, individually and as trustee of THE SLOTKIN’S FAMILY CHILDREN’S TRUST; GAIL ELLEN SLOTKIN, and DOES 1-10, inclusive

YOU ARE BEING SUED BY PLAINTIFF: (Lo Esta Demandando El Demandante)

INVESTORS WARRANTY OF AMERICA, INC., an Iowa corporation NOTICE! You have been sued. The court may decide against you without being heard unless you respond within 30 days. Read the information below. You have 30 CALENDAR DAYS after this summons and legal papers are served on you to file a written response at this court and have a copy served on the plaintiff. A letter or phone call will not protect you. Your written response must be in proper legal form if you want the court to hear your case. There may be a court form that you can use for your response. You can find these court forms and more information at the California Courts Online Self-Help Center (, your county law library, or the courthouse nearest you. If you cannot pay the filing fee ask the court clerk for a fee waiver form. If you do not file your response on time, you may lose the case by default, and your wages, money, and property may be taken without further warning from the court. There are other legal requirements. You may want to call an attorney right away. If you do not know an attorney, you may want to call attorney referral service. If you cannot afford an attorney, you may be eligible for free legal services from a nonprofit legal services program. You can locate these nonprofit groups at the California Legal Services Web site (, the California Courts online Self-Help Center (, or by contacting your local court or county bar association. Tiene 30 DIAS DE CALENDARIO despues de que le entreguen esta citacion y papeles legales para presentar una respuesta por escrito en esta corte y hacer que se entregue una copia al demandante. Una carta o una llamade telefonica no lo protegen. Su respuesta por escrito tiene que estar en formato legal correcto si desea que procesen su caso en la corte. Es posible que haya un formulario que usted pueda usar para su respuesta. Puede encorntrar estos formularios de la corte y mas informacion en el Centro de Ayda de las Cortes de California (, en la biblioteca de leyes de su condado o en la corte que le quede mas cerca. Si no puede pagar la cuota de presentacion, pida al secretario de la corte que le de un formulario de exencion de pago de cuotas. Si no presenta su respuesta a tiempo, puede perder el caso por incumplimiento y la corte le podra quitar su sueldo, dinero y bienes sin mas advertencia. Hay otros requisitos legales. Es recomendable que llame a un abogado inmediatamente. Si no conoce a un abogado, puede llamar a un servicio de remision a abogados. Si no puede paga a un abogado, es posible que cumpla con los requisitos para obtener servicios legales gratuitos de un programa de servicios legales sin fines de lucro. Puede encontrar estos grupos sin fines de lucro en el sitio web de California Legal Services, (, en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California, ( o poniendose en contacto con la corte o el colegio de abogados locales. AVISO: Por ley, las corte tiene derecho a reclamar las cuotas y los costos exentos por imponer un gravamen sobre cualquier recuperacion de $10,000 o mas de valor recibida mediante un acuerdo o una concesion de arbitaje en un caso de derecho civil. Tiene que pagar el gravamen de la corte antes de que la corte pueda desechar el caso.

The name and address of the court is:

County of Los Angeles: June 27, 2012; 27, August 03, 2012 LACC N/C Published: July 13, 20, 27, August FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME 03, 2012 LACC N/C FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2012134161 The followSTATEMENT 2012119212 The following is/are doing business as: 1) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME ing is/are doing business as: 1) DAISY SNIBBE ORTHOPEDICS 2) SNIBBE STATEMENT 2012129512 The followCOUTURE 2) DAISY’S DELIGHTS HIP INSTITUTE 120 S. Spalding Dr. ing is/are doing business as: 1) M P I 5405 Wilshire Blvd. #234, Los Angeles, #401, Beverly Hills, CA 90212; Jason TALENT AGENCY 2) MICHAEL PICK CA 90036; Susan Wallack 249-B S. Snibbe, MD Professional Medical INTERNATIONAL 3) MPI 4) MPI, INC. Doheny Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90211; Corporation c/o- Jason Snibbe MD, 1801 Avenue of The Stars #1420, Los The business is conducted by: AN 200 Loring Ave., Beverly Hills, CA Angeles, CA 90067; Michael Pick INDIVIDUAL, registrant(s) has begun 90212; The business is conducted by: International Inc. 1801 Avenue of The to transact business under the A CORPORATION, registrant(s) has Stars #1420, Los Angeles, CA 90067; name(s) listed herein August 01, begun to transact business under the The business is conducted by: A COR2007: Susan Wallack: Statement is name(s) listed herein June 01, 2012: PORATION, registrant(s) has NOT filed with the County of Los Angeles: Jason Snibbe, M.D., President: begun to transact business under the June 15, 2012; Published: July 13, 20, Statement is filed with the County of name(s) listed herein: Michael J. 27, August 03, 2012 LACC N/C Los Angeles: July 03, 2012; Published: Pick, President: Statement is filed July 13, 20, 27, August 03, 2012 with the County of Los Angeles: June FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME LACC N/C 27, 2012; Published: July 13, 20, 27, STATEMENT 2012143418 The followAugust 03, 2012 LACC N/C ing is/are doing business as: 1) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME MICRO GREEN SCREEN STUDIO 2) STATEMENT 2012129497 The follow- FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME MICRO GREEN SCREEN STUDIOS ing is/are doing business as: ST. STATEMENT 2012129631 The follow291 S. La Cienega Blvd. #107, Beverly TROPEZ BODY 8327 Beverly Blvd., ing is/are doing business as: 1) SEE Hills, CA 90211; Garson Silvers 244 Los Angeles, CA 90048; Monique FILMS 2) SELISE E. EISEMAN PROS. Palm Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90212; Abergel 8214 Hollywood Blvd., Los DUCTIONS 3) STORYTELLERS 2760 David Silvers 1343 Londonberry, West Angeles, CA 90069; The business is Hutton Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210; Hollywood, CA 90069; The business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL, regis- Selise E. Eiseman 2760 Hutton Dr., conducted by: A JOINT VENTURE, trant(s) has NOT begun to transact Beverly Hills, CA 90210; The business registrant(s) has begun to transact business under the name(s) listed is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL, regbusiness under the name(s) listed herein: Monique Abergel: istrant(s) has begun to transact busiherein May 01, 2012: Garson Statement is filed with the County of ness under the name(s) listed herein Silvers, Co-Owner: Statement is filed Los Angeles: June 27, 2012; Published: 2002: Selise E. Eiseman: Statement with the County of Los Angeles: July July 13, 20, 27, August 03, 2012 is filed with the County of Los Angeles: 16, 2012; Published: July 20, 27, LACC N/C June 27, 2012; Published: July 13, 20, August 03, 10, 2012 LACC N/C 27, August 03, 2012 LACC N/C FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2012129460 The follow- FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2012138814 The following is/are doing business as: LAND- STATEMENT 2012129671 The following is/are doing business as: WESTMARK TIME 1436 S. La Cienega Blvd. ing is/are doing business as: HEIWA MOUNT PICTURES 431 Westmount #201, Los Angeles, CA 90035; REIKI 2211 Corinth Ave. #100, Los Dr., West Hollywood, CA 90048; Shelomoh Lalezarian 200 S. Rodeo Angeles, CA 90064; Michele SnellCharlotte Chatton 431 Westmount Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90212; The busi- Crespel 2211 Corinth Ave. #100, Los Dr., West Hollywood, CA 90048; The ness is conducted by: AN INDIVID- Angeles, CA 90064; The business is business is conducted by: AN INDIUAL, registrant(s) has NOT begun to conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL, regisVIDUAL, registrant(s) has NOT begun transact business under the name(s) trant(s) has NOT begun to transact to transact business under the listed herein: Shelomoh business under the name(s) listed name(s) listed herein: Charlotte Lalezarian: Statement is filed with the herein: Michele Snell-Crespel: Chatton: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: June 27, 2012; Statement is filed with the County of County of Los Angeles: July 10, 2012; Published: July 13, 20, 27, August Los Angeles: June 27, 2012; Published: Published: July 20, 27, August 03, 03, 2012 LACC N/C July 13, 20, 27, August 03, 2012 10, 2012 LACC N/C LACC N/C FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2012129488 The follow- FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2012145201 The following is/are doing business as: BASIL STATEMENT 2012139381 The following is/are doing business as: 1) CAFE 6404 Wilshire Blvd. #100, Los ing is/are doing business as: 225 LOCAL PR LA 2) NIGHTLIFE COMAngeles, CA 90048; Constantino PRODUCTIONS 3923 W. 6th St. #403, MUNICATIONS 3) N.L.C. 8306 Fructuoso Hernandez 2118 6th Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90020; Harlan Wilshire Blvd. #467, Beverly Hills, CA Los Angeles, CA 90018; Eva Angeles Gleeson 3923 W. 6th St. #403, Los 90211; Ami Magal 8306 Wilshire Blvd. Lopez 2118 6th Ave., Los Angeles, CA Angeles, CA 90020; The business is #467, Beverly Hills, CA 90211; The 90018; The business is conducted by: conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL, regisbusiness is conducted by: AN INDIHUSBAND AND WIFE, registrant(s) trant(s) has NOT begun to transact VIDUAL, registrant(s) has begun to has NOT begun to transact business business under the name(s) listed transact business under the name(s) under the name(s) listed herein: herein: Harlan Gleeson: Statement listed herein 2007: Ami Magal: Constantino Fructuoso is filed with the County of Los Angeles: Statement is filed with the County of Hernandez: Statement is filed with the July 10, 2012; Published: July 13, 20, Los Angeles: July 18, 2012; Published:

(El Nombre y direccion de la corte es):

Superior Court of the State of California, County of Fresno B.F. Sisk Courthouse 1130 O Street, Fresno, CA 93721-2220

The name, address, and telephone number of plaintiff’s attorney, or plaintiff without an attorney is: (El Nombre , la direccion y el numero de telefono del abogado de demandante, o del demandante que no tiene abogado es)

Greg C. Gatto, Bar No. 226903 Tel (530) 582-2280 Fax (530) 582-2281 STOEL RIVES LLP 10008 S.E. River Street, Truckee, CA 96161 APRIL 6, 2012 DATE (Fecha): By: L. Esparza , Deputy (Adjunto) Beverly Hills Courier • Published 08/03/12, 08/10/12, 08/17/12, 08/24/12












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THE END IS IN SIGHT By Daniel A. Finan / Edited by Will Shortz

BEVERLY HILLS July 27, August 03, 10, 17, 2012 17, 2012 LACC N/C LACC N/C FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2012145194 The followSTATEMENT 2012145192 The follow- ing is/are doing business as: MIDDLE ing is/are doing business as: EAST CONSULTING LTD. 1880 Loma BLESSED FILM COMPANY 8840 Vista Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210; Gal Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211; Lipkin, 2301 Pontius Ave., Los Blessed Film Company, LLC 8840 Angeles, CA 90064; The business is Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90211; conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL, regisThe business is conducted by: A LIM- trant(s) has NOT begun to transact ITED LIABILITY COMPANY, regis- business under the name(s) listed trant(s) has NOT begun to transact herein: Gal Lipkin: Statement is filed business under the name(s) listed with the County of Los Angeles: July herein: Rachel Belofsky, 18, 2012; Published: July 27, August President: Statement is filed with the 03, 10, 17, 2012 LACC N/C County of Los Angeles: July 18, 2012; Published: July 27, August 03, 10, FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2012145198 The follow17, 2012 LACC N/C ing is/are doing business as: FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME KRITZER LEVINE WILKINS & NILON STATEMENT 2012145187 The follow- ENTERTAINMENT 11872 La Grange ing is/are doing business as: CANDY Ave., 1st Flr., Los Angeles, CA 90025; HEART PRODUCTIONS 8840 Kritzer Levin Wilkins Entertainment Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211; LLC, 11872 La Grange Ave., 1st Flr., Candy Heart Productions, LLC, 8840 Los Angeles, CA 90025; The business Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211; is conducted by: A LIMITED LIABILIThe business is conducted by: A LIM- TY COMPANY, registrant(s) has ITED LIABILITY COMPANY, regis- begun to transact business under the trant(s) has begun to transact busi- name(s) listed herein July 01, 2012: ness under the name(s) listed herein Erik Kritzer, Member: Statement is October 1999: Rachel Belofsky, filed with the County of Los Angeles: President: Statement is filed with the July 18, 2012; Published: July 27, County of Los Angeles: July 18, 2012; August 03, 10, 17, 2012 LACC N/C








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104 Cry after hitting a jackpot 105 “Peter Pan” f a i r y, f o r s h o r t 106 Struggle (through) 1 0 7 S u r f e r ’s concern 109 “Dies ___” 11 0 S e r e n g e t i antelope 11 2 Wi t c h 11 3 P o i n t o f writing?


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Public Notices NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: ROBERT O. RAGLAND CASE NO. SP008838 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the WILL or estate, or both of ROBERT O. RAGLAND. A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by JUANITA LEE PARROTT COHODAS in the Superior Court of California, County of LOS ANGELES. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that JUANITA LEE PARROTT COHODAS be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests the decedent's WILL and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The WILL and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. A HEARING on the petition will be held in this court as follows: 08/23/12 at 8:30 AM in Dept. A located at 1725 Main St., Santa Monica, CA 90401 IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within four months from the date of first issuance of letters as provided in Probate Code section 9100. The time for filing claims will not expire before four months from the hearing date noticed above. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code Section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner JEFFERY L. CONDON SBN 132774 CONDON & CONDON A PROFESSIONAL CORPORATION 632 ARIZONA AVENUE SANTA MONICA CA 90401 8/3, 8/10, 8/17/12 CNS-2358523# BEVERLY HILLS COURIER


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the stories of 20 women who have spanned the decades and whom Alexis photographed in rare, touching and precious moments with their great grandchildren. Yes, there are the women from the Westside and Pasadena, but also great grandmothers from India, El Salvador and Japan who didn’t speak English when they came to the U.S., and dependent upon grandchildren and great grandchildren to translate for them. All these varied women have survived WWII, as well as wars in their own countries. Some have outlived first and second husbands and today, some have gentlemen callers. They had to learn to earn a living to support their families. The authors have not centered on celebrities, but everyday women–all of whom, when asked what they want for their children, respond with a wish for their education, family closeness and love. Betty Rosenstein is an amazing woman with a strong personality. Besides being great grandmother to six, she has a doctorate in adult and continuing education from UCLA, has run three companies, and is the author of that Beverly Hills bible book Housekeeping In English And Spanish. Alexis Miller, who graduated from Northwestern University, has a law degree from UC’s Hastings College. Her passion for photography lends richness to this coffee table book. Email: aired and streamed on at 3 and 11:30 p.m. daily and on YouTube/user/ Connie Martinson’s Channel with this show plus 754 more.

......Another Roger Lefkon Phobia

FEAR OF THE UNKNOWN My first encounter with fear of the unknown occurred prior to my formal entry into the world. The initial 8 months of my stay on earth was a relatively pleasant experience consisting of a hospitable living space enabling me to float in a luxurious spa-like environment, lots of snooze time and best of all, round the clock womb service with a strict no-tipping policy. It wasn’t until the 30-days and counting warning light appeared on my smart phone that I began to develop fear of uncharted territory that existed outside of my upscale neighborhood. It was not unlike being incarcerated for 50-years, just getting used to the routine and perks that come with seniority and then unexpectedly receiving a “get out of jail” card. I was overcome with doubt and apprehension about what awaited me on the outside. When the moment of truth finally arrived I was still unprepared and–since going back was not an option–I prepared myself to be delivered by an unknown obstetrician, surrounded by an unknown medical team, having my vitals recorded by an unknown member of the Department of Weights & Measures and then hand and foot printed, although I thought that it was a bit premature to be enshrined on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Undergoing exploratory surgery is another experience that brings with it a foreboding sense. What will they find? Rusting surgical instruments from a previous operation resting comfortably in my abdomen, a pouch of illicit drugs planted by a revenge seeking nurse that I refused to have sex with, a doctors misplaced college ring, a titanium joint from a robotic arm or perhaps a contact lens belonging to a hospital resident who sneezed while sewing me up? Going out on a blind date has always been one of my most feared encounters. I have spent many hours agonizing over the best place to get acquainted. Since it should be a quiet setting that immediately ruled out a Wayne Newton concert but brought into play sky diving, a silent movie or maybe even a car wash if we remained in the car. I always wound up settling on dinner at a romantic hideaway, like my mother’s house. Every step of this uncharted territory is fraught with danger and uncertainty. What if my date is ugly, what if she thinks I’m ugly, what if my phone starts to vibrate, what if we run out of things to talk about and if we’re not hitting it off, do I get stuck for the entire bill or just the menu items that I ordered? Truly an abyss of the unknown that can only be topped by venturing into the uncertain world of speed dating where I have not fared well at all. During my allotted 5-minutes, I always seem to ask the wrong questions, have you ever been arrested for a crime, would you enjoy meeting my parakeet, his name is Roger also so you may have difficulty in telling us apart, if you had 3 wishes would having my child be one of them, how do you feel about cannibalism and the one that usually ends the session–do you keep Kosher? The unknown ingredients in some of my favorite foods are also a cause for concern. The beige colored substance that is found in the dumplings drifting in my Won Ton soup; the eclectic mix of animal parts that lie beneath the casing of my favorite hot dog; the alluring slabs of edibles that appear on sticks at outdoor food stalls in places like North Korea, Somalia and Guinea; the suspicious morsels of meat that are dropped into a Shabu-Shabu pot, which I like to describe as pot luck and then there is the mixed grill that is served, family style, at the Katz diner in downtown Xian. History tells us the Terracota Warriors gathered here for a final meal before heading into battle. Those that skipped Katz’s survived to fight another day while those that ate there perished. To quote my aunt Bertha, who never seemed to ever get it right: “It is better that it should make you sick than that you don’t eat at all” There are many unknowns that plague me. Among them is the suspicious airline passenger that sits alone quietly fiddling with his prayer beads; the toy that resides at the bottom of a Cracker Jack box, will it be a highly prized decoder ring or a worthless bird whistle; the card that is lying face down in front of the blackjack dealer and what the next one out of the shoe will be; a letter bearing the return address of the Internal Revenue Service; the mysterious flutter in my chest, is it simply gas or something more serious and the quest to discover new sexual positions, the kind that do not require an orthopedic surgeon to be on call. Perhaps my greatest fear of the unknown is what awaits me on the other side of death. Will angels be sent down to transport me to Heaven or do I have to find my own means of transportation? Upon arrival will I be able to sit on soft clouds, sip Jasmine tranquility tea and consume Wolfgang Puck hors d’oeuvres while chit chatting with old friends and relatives or will I have to pass an entrance exam before being permitted to pass through the Pearly Gates? If so, will everyone I owe money to be lined up to collect or will I have done the smart thing and listened to my accountant, applied for a reverse mortgage and then declared bankruptcy before the fatal day? If I pass muster will I have unlimited visitation rights to earth and thus be able to sit courtside next to Jack Nicholson and Angelina Jolie at Lakers’ home games? Will all of my doctors who told me to give up smoking, drinking and eating spicy Chinese food be waiting to tell me “we told you so?” Where will I go to find an all white wardrobe if Carroll & Company doesn’t maintain a branch in Heaven? Will I have to abandon the credo that has defined my life, “the best thing about kids is making them.” What if after looking over my resume, God says: “ because you lack goodness, purity and selflessness you cannot stay here,” then places me in the Paradise Lost high speed elevator, equipped with Muzak playing 50s’ standards, and presses the down button. That would be a hell of a way to end my day, wouldn’t it? Longtime Beverly Hills resident Roger Lefkon is a veteran TV writer/producer and former senior executive with Merv Griffin Entertainment.


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Gorgeous 4 Bd+Den+5 Ba UNFURNISHED 2-Story. Brand new APT’S/CONDO’S MID-WILSHIRE kitchen, fireplace, 2-zone 340 S. St. Andrews Pl. a/c, grand master bdrm 1 Bdrm. + 1 Bath W S L . w/ separate sitting area. E T A. 10448 Ashton Ave. 1236 Amhearst Ave. 2 Bd + .Den + 2 Ba. Balcony, controlled L.A., 90024 • Large Unit • access, parking, Mojgan • Agent 3 Bdrm. + 2 Bath elevator, on-site laundry. 120 S. Swall Dr. 310/666-6641 • • • • • • • • • Dishwasher, a/c, Close to shopping. • • Bachelor 323/352-6255 •• B E V E R L Y H I L L S walk-in closet, wet Very Spacious, A/C, 4 Bd.+Office+51/2 Ba. bar, controlled access, intercom entry, on-site parking SANTA MONICA Built in 2012 w/ on-sight laundry, prkg. & laundry facility. 808 4th St. All Top Amenities Close to Cedars-Sinai, 310/820-8584 * * 2 Bd.+ 2 Ba. * * Contemporary Beverly Center, * * Mediterranean Style. W E S T L . A . * Large fireplace, * shops, cafes * * Pool, Jacuzzi, Cabana. 1342 Centinela Ave. balcony, dishwasher, & transportation . $2,999,000 310/597-9750 intercom entry, - 1 Bdrm.+1 Bath elevator, prkg., pool. Noushin • Agent - 2 Bdrm.+2 Bath Border of • Close to Beach • 310/863-4325 • Bright Unit • B E V ERLY HILLS 310/394-7132 With patio, on-site By Appointment 321 S. Sherbourne Dr. laundry, On-site W E S T W O O D • Spacious •• 415 parking. Close to • 1409 Midvale Ave. • Jr. Executive transportation. ROOMS • •• • • • • • Controlled access, • 424/744-6342 • • • • • • • FOR RENT Single conditioning, stove, • 1 Bd.+1 Ba. • airelevator, laundry • • ~ WEST ~ BEVERLY HILLS L O S A N G E L E S • • • • facility, parking. A/C, pool, intercom South Wetherly Dr. 12424 TeXaS Ave. • 310/247-8689 • entry, laundry facility, Close to Cedars-Sinai, Private • 1 Bdrm.+1 Bath • elevator, parking. Beverly Center & ROOM V E R Y N I C E U N I T. Close to U.C.L.A. Trendy Robertson Bl. for RENT Dishwasher, 310/478-8616 With private full bath. balcony, on-site BRENTWOOD Cable+internet ready. laundry, covered prkg. In The HEART of 11730 SUNSET BLVD. 424/744-6342 Laundry room avail. BEV. HILLS TRIANGLE • • • • • • • Starting at $800 170 N. Crescent Dr. • Jr. Executive * * Please Call: ••••••• * * * * *







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1433 Armacost Ave. 2 Bdrm. + 1 Bath Patio, stove, 2 Bdrm. controlled access, + 2 Bath B RIGHT & S PACIOUS . on-site laundry, prkg. 1307 Barry Ave. Dishwasher, 310/473-1509 controlled access on-sight laundry, prkg. SMALL QUIET BLDG.


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Bright & Airy. Dishwasher, ~ 1 Bd. + 1 Ba. ~ Intercom entry, on-sight Bright & Airy. parking, on-sight Dishwasher, laundry facility. Intercom entry, on-sight Close to transportation. parking, on-sight 310/820-1810 laundry facility. Close to transportation. • WESTWOOD •

1628 Westgate Ave.



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550 Veteran Ave. = Single = = 2 Bdrm.+2 Bath =

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~ WEST L.A. ~ BEVERLY HILLS PRIME • TOP FLOOR • B E V E R L Y H I L L S DELIGHTFUL 1675 Colby Ave. *** 2 BD+ DEN +2.5 BA Breathtaking Views 336 S. Rexford Dr. BEVERLY HILLS *** Southern Exposure, Beautifully Furnished Elevator, central air /heat, Bright/Airy • B.H. Adj. • 2 B d r m . + 1 B a t h • 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath 2 Bdrm. + 2 Bath balcony, laundry, 2 + 2 • $2,695 security 2,763 SqFt. 3 Bdrm+Office/Den+3 Bath ~ N E W L Y U P D A T E D ~ SPALDING & CHARLEVILLE Spacious & Bright. and 2 car parking.

WILSHIRE CORRIDOR CONDO FOR LEASE • • • • • • • • • • Contemporary, new chef’s kitchen, large open spaces, private terrace, fireplace, and multi-million dollar views from Downtown to the Pacific Ocean. • • • • • The W ilshire is the premiere luxury building. Private elevator access to each unit, state of the art gym/pool facilities, valet parking, and full-time concierge and security.

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view, close to Beverly Hills, W&D inside the unit, lrg. storage space, controlled access,new hardwood floor. Dual w/d. Quiet corner unit. *KELEMEN* REAL ESTATE entrances, 8410 Sunset Blvd & 8455 De Longpre 1 Year$4,500/Month Lease•Short Term Avail.

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417 S. Barrington Av. din. rm., step-down liv. w/ fireplace+balcony, • 2 Bd. + 2 Ba. • : : : : : : : : : : : : : : rm. walk-in closets, w/d in • 3 Bd. + 2 Ba. • • 2 Bdrm. unit. Pool/spa/guest prkg. $3,550/Month • GORGEOUS UNITS : : : : : : : +1 Bath • : : : : : : : LISA SHERMAN • BROKER Central air, large 310/786-1851 Hardwood floors, balcony, pool, elevator, pool, BEVERLY HILLS ADJ. on-site laundry, laundry facility, 1017 S. SHERBOURNE intercom entry. controlled access, prkg. Very Private & Spacious 2 BDRM. + 1.5 BATH 320 N. La Peer Dr. Close to upper unit with breakfast • 310/246-0290 • Brentwood Village. and formal dining room. Yard, laundry & parking. CLOSE TO • 310/440-5051 •


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1 BED, 1 BATH $2,500/MONTH ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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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Light & Bright Lower unit with fridge, 2 Bdrm.+11/2 Bath washer/dryer in unit large private brick patio, Hardwood floors and 2 car parking. throughout, kitchen Call 310/880-7281 w/ all appliances+ sub-zero fridge, dishwasher, stove, BEVERLY HILLS 260 S. DOHENY DR wash/dryer. Faux fireplace, breakfast •• 2 BEDROOM •• nook, central a/c, Newly refurbished kitchen alarm system, and bath. New carpets. Beautiful original A/C, dishwasher, laundry tile in excellent condition, 2 car garage. and parking. $1,800/MO. Contact Brian at 1,430sf. • $2,600 2 Year Lease. 310/821-4903 Available Now! Call: 323/658-5332





Upper Duplex • PRIME • Spacious 2 Bd.+1 Ba. BEVERLY HILLS Lrg. 2 Bd.+11/2 Ba.

real wood burning fireplace, 1 parking, laundry on premises. No Dogs. Non-smoking building Call 310/826-8819


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Large living, dining and breakfast rooms., Italian M I R A C L E M I L E Across LACMA tiled bath, hrwd. floors., high ceilings, decorative 1 Bdrm.+1 Bath fireplace, 2-lrg balconies, Hardwood flrs., tub/stall r e m o d e l e d g r a n i t e shower, stove, fridge, 310/556-7999 countertop kitchen, new laundry facility. CLOSE TO SHOPPING, fridge & oven, 5-lrg. Charming 6-Unit Bldg. DINING, PARK, MARKET. closets, newly painted. $1,100/Month • BEVERLY HILLS • Excellent Area. 2 Bdrm. • $2,690/Mo. $1,750/MO. Border of

$2,395/Month 2-Story Townhouse- More Like A House Than An Apt. Balcony, wood flrs., stove, fridge, covered prkg. NON-SMOKING BLDG.



BEVERLY HILLS = BRENTWOOD = breakfast area, formal

BEVERLY HILLS ADJ PRIME BRENTWOOD Bedford/Olympic NORTH OF WILSHIRE 2 BD, 2 BA CONDO 1 BDRM. + 1 BATH B e v e r l y H i l l s Adj. $2,150/MO. $1,575/MO. Extra Charming Duplex

1 BED/1 BATH $2,450/MO


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Avail. 09/01


High Floor Partial City & Ocean Views, Real Hardwood Floors Walk-In closet, Quiet Location

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

Fountainview Towers 2 Bd. + 2 Ba. Condo

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August 3, 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

Rabbi Jacob Pressman Rabbi Jack is taking the week off. Watch for his column next Friday, August 10.

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

From the Publisher CLIF SMITH THE PEOPLE WHO WRITE YOUR COURIER The Beverly Hills Courier congratulates our fine city news reporter, Marla Schevker, on her acceptance to the masters in journalism program of the USC Annenberg School of Communications. She starts classes later this month and we will miss her. So, just who writes your Courier? The stereotype of the “local newspaper” is a hobby for a gadfly characterized by a tiny office, more opinion than fact, an overblown sense of self-importance, volunteer writers, and barely enough advertising to pay the rent. We’ve all seen those and we know what they look like. It’s not hard to spot them. The Courier has never fit that description – not since its first issue on July 22, 1965 or today. Founding publisher March Schwartz brought a lifetime career of newspapering with the Los Angeles Mirror and The New York Times to Beverly Hills. The Courier outlasted every effort by others and by the City government to bring it down. March was tough – some say difficult – but that’s the way real newspapermen are. Unwilling to be led or bought, he built the trust of the people of Beverly Hills. Maintaining that trust is the #1 goal of The Courier today and it will stay that way. So, who writes The Courier? Marla holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism. Her predecessor, Abby Hood, earned her journalism degree from the University of Arizona – one of the best “j” schools in the country. She left us for graduate school. By design, The Courier in the last eight years has offered to our readers such outstanding journalists as Kelly Hartog (11 years with the Jerusalem Post); Chris Sieroty (one of the best journeymen reporters and editors you will find); and today we have Matt Lopez from the South Bay Daily Breeze; Laura Coleman who boasts her own masters degree in journalism from Stanford with stints at Conde’ Nast and world-famous The Economist. Our editors include John L. Seitz who has served as managing editor of two other newspapers including the 150,000 circulation Herald Tribune, and Steve Simmons, for 7 years the special sections editor of the Riverside Press-Enterprise – still one of the largest dailies in the country. Each brings a strong professional background, high ethical standards and a commitment to fair and accurate reporting for the people of Beverly Hills. They are joined by elite columnists George Christy, guest columnist Joan Rivers and our own resident Rabbi Jack Pressman. These are world-famous writers and we have them. (Plus the insightful and enjoyable cartoons of Janet Salter.) Our standards are this high because your standards are, too.

We take our reporting seriously. For example, the article last week in response to City Manager Jeff Kolin’s demand that we “retract” a report about false statements by him and City staff to our council, was based on THREE sets of actual interviews, taken “on the record” and reconfirmed with video and other recordings. It is not fun to question our City government. It is hard work. It is so much easier to accept at face value what they and our council majority tell us. The reality is that our experience has taught us we cannot rely on either most City staff or the council majority to be “up front” with us or anyone else in Beverly Hills. So, we do our homework–we verify; we report. The Courier reported on the Metro subway “bait and switch” in over 240 articles with Marla as lead reporter. The Courier documented the “bait and switch,” The Courier published exactly what Metro planned for our city and school district. The Courier uncovered lie-after-lie and deal-after-deal about the subway project. The Courier exposed the City Council majority’s absolute reluctance to oppose Metro until the pressure was too great for them to stall any longer. It took real reporters, real editors and real research to put this together for the people of Beverly Hills. Does it make us happy to catch our local government like this? No. Not at all. We prefer nice photos of residents, business owners and people enjoying life and receiving their proper rewards and recognition. (Our pages are full of those stories, too.) But our heritage as a serious newspaper and the legacy left by March Schwartz say we cannot shirk the first responsibility of an honest press – to watch and report on government. We do our duty. We do not accept phony local cable TV programs; we absorb City government and the MTA taking away our advertising; we ignore the slurs – because we are doing the right thing. We do not let paid promoters or pitch men into our pages. We typically buy the lunch ourselves. Every member of The Courier staff honors and prizes the City of Beverly Hills. It is our duty and honor to report to its people what goes on here and sound the alarm when things are not right. We know that with the truth, the people of Beverly Hills will make the correct decisions. That really makes us unpopular in some circles but so be it. What this also does is allow us to attract fine professionals like Marla, Abby, Kelly, John, Chris, Steve and many others. These are the men and women who write your Courier. Thought you might like to know. Enjoy the rest of your summer. It’s beautiful here in Beverly Hills.


LETTERS TO THE EDITOR There has been a great deal said about the future of our schools. Well, Beverly Hills has a proud past and so much of that pride is because of our schools. We simply have a great educational system and students both past and present are aware of that. We also have memories of growing up in schools that are a part of who we are as individuals and as a City. There as never been a school system like BH and to even think of tearing down one of these historic schools is awful while actually doing it is shameful. While we are taking steps to preserve our history and must realize our schools are a part of that history. Maybe even more so than Rodeo Drive because we learned in buildings named Hawthorne and were taught how to make the world a better place. We should think about changing our history grades to an “F” if we allow any of our schools to be destroyed. After all, if we can't protect our past, then what have we learned? George Vreeland Hill ****** I would like to find a way to publically thank the BHUSD board, administration and staff for their support, and expressions of condolence, and there attendance at the services for my only brother and sibling Darrin Kirk. He was shot in the head on June 19 by an unknown assailant at our family home, suffering significant brain damage, and later died from these injuries on July 7. During this month, the outpouring of expressions of condolence and the support given to me have left me speechless. From the superintendent and Boardmember Lisa Korbatov, paying respects to my mother at our home in South Central–bringing enough food to feed an army, the BHUSD board sending cards, and beautiful floral sprays at their own expense, as well as money from my colleagues; to the board president and board members, administration, my colleague staff friends, a member of the COC, and a few of our vendor partners, all attending a full-fledged Southern Baptist “homegoing” service in Inglewood, I have no words, big enough, to express of how thankful I am, and the knowledge that this district, the community of Beverly Hills loves its own. And I am humbled to be embraced and be a part of it. La Tanya Kirk-Carter

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: Fax: 310-271-5118 Mail to: The Courier 8840 W. Olympic Blvd. Beverly Hills CA 90211

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