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City Council Will Review All Metro Permits By Matt Lopez Mayor John Mirisch, Vice Mayor Lili Bosse and Councilmember Nancy Krasne made sure Tuesday night that no Metro work will be done in Beverly Hills city limits unless they sign off on it.
Sheriff Lee Baca visitied the Rotary Club of Beverly Hills on Monday. 4
This adorable toy poodle named Lily is looking for a new home! 4
(see ‘METRO,’ page 7)
$100,000 GIFT— Pictured (from left): Mayor John M i r i s c h , Mercedes-Benz of Beverly Hills General Manager Bruce Schulman and Vice Mayor Lili Bosse.
CLASS IS (ALMOST) IN SESSION —The Beverly Hills Unified School District welcomed its newest crop of teachers this week during a day-long orientation program. Pictured above, (back row, from left to right): Danielle Beverson, Katherine Stott, Lee Butterfield, Chief Academic Officer Jennifer Tedford, Janine Erickson, Nicole Green, Elizabeth Lopez, Nicole Locatelli and Shannon Brier; (front row, left to right): Jeinine Urquiza, Viviana Ostrzega, Anastasia Kossler, Marissa Long, Amanda Kort and Laura Rogers. Courier Photo by Laura Coleman
Beverly Hills City Council Won’t Oppose Measure E Acceleration The “Best Dill Pickle in Beverly Hills” was awarded on Sunday. 5
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By Matt Lopez Despite all individually stating their opposition to it, the Beverly Hills City Council on Tuesday chose not to support a motion that would have taken a stern stance against the Board of Educa-
tion’s decision to accelerate the Measure E bond sale. The resolution, proposed by Mayor John Mirisch, would have stated the City did not support the decision to acceler(see ‘MEASURE E,’ page 7)
Mercedes-Benz Makes Big Centennial Donation By Laura Coleman Bruce Schulman and Mercedes-Benz of Beverly Hills are hoping to shift the City’s Centennial into an even higher gear with a very generous donation that was cele(see ‘$100,000’ page 7)
Courier Launches Silicon Beach Clearly – New Website & Eblasts!
BHUSD Principals met for a 2-day leadership retreat this week. 5
By Courier staff “Silicon Beach Clearly” and siliconbeachclearly.com launch today going out to over 31,000 online and emails including the regular on-line
Joan Rivers on why The Tony’s Don’t Always Get It Right. 13
THE BIG 4-0 —Stockcross celebrated its 40th anniversary in Beverly Hills last week with a big celebration. Pictured (from left): Kim Gebbia, Richard Gebbia, •Real Estate 10 Councilwoman Nancy Krasne, Chamber of Commerce Executive Director •Arts & Entertainment 16 Alexander Stettinski, John Gebbia Sr., Gloria Gebbia, David Gebbia, Carlton •Birthdays 20 Gebbia, John Gebbia and Elisa Gebbis at the StockCross Financial Services 40th anniversary celebration. See the full story on StockCross on page 4.
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Square, for a touching statue rededication ceremony honoring the Swedish-born Wallenberg, whose heroic efforts during WWII saved (see ‘WALLENBERG,’ page 21)
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Party Maestro And Artistic Genius Billy Butchkavitz Was Hailed During HBO’s Premiere Of Larry David’s Clear History In Hollywood. Billy Created An Amusement Park For The Event.
By Laura Coleman On Monday, hundreds of supporters gathered at the intersection of Fairfax and Beverly, officially known as Raoul Wallenberg
GOOD GIRLS — Carmen Electra, Jennifer Hudson and Sophia Bush glamorized the 2013 Do Something Awards at the Avalon in Hollywood. The annual Awards attracted a lively young crowd of supporters. For more photos, see George Christy’s column on page 6.
(see ‘SILICON’ page 20)
NATIONAL NIGHT OUT—Pictured left: BHPD Officer Tony Adams and BHPD K-9 Aedan talk to young Beverly Hills residents about life on the police beat. Adams and Aedan were just two of many BHPD police, fire and other City officials who took part in Tuesday’s National Night Out, which brought together hundreds of community members for the annual crime prevention event.
L.A. Jewish Community Comes Together For Wallenberg Day George Christy, Page 6
subscribers to bhcourier.com. The “what’s happening now” hyper-local twice-weekly eblast newsletters and website are aimed at the emerging
Newman’s Continued Role With ASB Remains Unclear By Laura Coleman The Board of Education failed to reach consensus on Tuesday on the future of Loren Newman’s position overseeing the Beverly Hills High School Associated Student Body in the
coming academic year at its third meeting on the issue. Last month, the board failed to pass a motion that would have enabled Newman, (see ‘ASB,’ page 21)
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NOTICE OF COMMISSION VACANCIES HUMAN RELATIONS COMMISSION – deadline to apply October 11, 2013 The Beverly Hills City Council is seeking qualified residents to fill two vacancies on the Human Relations Commission. For more information on this Commission positions, please visit the City’s website at www.beverlyhills.org or call the City Clerk’s Office at (310) 285-2400. BYRON POPE, CMC City Clerk
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Council of the City of Beverly Hills, at its meeting to be held on Tuesday, August 20, 2013, at 7:00 p.m., in the Council Chambers of the City Hall, 455 N. Rexford Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210, will hold a public hearing to consider: AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BEVERLY HILLS AMENDING BEVERLY HILLS MUNICIPAL CODE SECTION 10-3-3311 REGARDING IN-LIEU PARKING FEES. The proposed ordinance would establish a pilot program that allows restaurants in the City’s Business Triangle to lease, rather than purchase, in-lieu parking spaces. If approved, in-lieu parking spaces would be leased at a rate equal to 50% of the 10-year amortization rate for a full-price in-lieu parking space.
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Council of the City of Beverly Hills, at its meeting to be held on Tuesday, August 20, 2013, at 7:00 p.m., in the Council Chambers of the City Hall, 455 N. Rexford Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210, will hold a public hearing to consider: RESOLUTION OF THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF BEVERLY HILLS FINDING THE CITY TO BE IN CONFORMANCE WITH THE CONGESTION MANAGEMENT PROGRAM, AND ADOPTING THE LOCAL DEVELOPMENT REPORT IN ACCORDANCE WITH CALIFORNIA GOVERNMENT CODE §65089. The City of Beverly Hills is required to comply with the Congestion Management Program (CMP), a state-mandated program administered by the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority/METRO, the regionally designated CMP agency. The City Council will consider adoption of a Resolution acknowledging the City’s conformance with the CMP requirements. 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 Bijan Vaziri, Traffic Engineer, in the Beverly Hills Public Works & Transportation Department at 310.285.2556, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Copies of the Local Development Report and associated documents are on file in the Public Works & Transportation Department and can be reviewed by any interested person at 345 Foothill Road, Beverly Hills, California 90210. BYRON POPE, CMC, City Clerk
The ordinance 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 ordinance will not have a significant environmental impact and is exempt from CEQA pursuant to Section 15305 of Title 14 of the California Code of Regulations. 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 email@example.com. 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
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City Won’t Alter Department Head Hiring Process By Matt Lopez Mayor John Mirisch ran on a platform of change at City Hall during the March election, but ran into another road block trying to push forward that change on Tuesday. At Tuesday’s City Council
PTA COUNCIL—The PTA Council hosted breakfast at the high school yesterday for Beverly Hills Unified staff on the first official day back for district employees. Pictured above are the PTA presidents (back row, from left to right): Howard Goldstein, Dr. Anshu Batra, Franny Rennie,Ronit Stone, Marjaneh Manavi, Jodi Galen, Michele Rose, Tara Cucci, Glenna Baron and Rose Kaiserman; (bottom row, from left): Jennifer Terrell-Schwartz and Marc Saleh.
Full-Service Brokerage Firm StockCross Celebrates 40th Anniversary In Beverly Hills By Steve Simmons StockCross Financial Services, Inc. a discount and fullservice brokerage and financial services broker, celebrated its
40th anniversary at its Beverly Hills headquarters at 9464 Wilshire Blvd., last month. The company teamed the celebration with its annual
philanthropic event, “Trading for a Cure.” During the one-day event, StockCross donates a large por(see ‘STOCKCROSS’ page 9)
THE SHERIFF’S IN TOWN—Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca spoke to the Rotary Club of Beverly Hills this past Monday. Baca reported on his stewardship of the department, resulting in a substantial reduction of crime within his department’s areas of law enforcement and a $350 million reduction in the budget for the Sheriff’s Department. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department patrols over 65 cities in the County, plus Metro transportation and unincorporated areas.
Beverly Hills School Board To Talk Possible Hire Of Next Beverly Hills High Track Coach Today By Laura Coleman The Board of Education is expected to vote once again today on promoting Dwayne Washington to lead Beverly
Hills High School’s highly successful track and field program, after a motion to have him serve as head coach failed Tuesday.
By Laura Coleman Known for its phenomenal wine list and expertly prepared steaks, Fleming's Beverly Hills has been making headlines since its local debut earlier this year. Excited to sample the steak house's three-course prime rib dinner, which Fleming's now offers on Sundays and Mondays for $29.95 (see ‘FLEMINGS’ page 21)
Crescent Drive To Close For Annenberg Debut Gala By Matt Lopez The final hurdles are being cleared for a momentous October opening for the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts. On Tuesday, the City Council approved a 20-day closure on North Crescent Drive to make way for the Annenberg’s opening festivities.
FLEMINGS— Travis Kassenbrock artfully balances several plates of various cuts of succent meat, which the new Fleming’s Beverly Hills steakhouse is known for.
The 2.5-acre center will be unveiled by an Inaugural Gala, co-chaired by Wallis Annenberg, Jamie Tisch, Brad Pitt and Robert Redford, on Oct. 17. Prior to that, week-long festivities will begin on Oct. 18, including invitiation-only dinners, tours of the facility, cocktail receptions and a spe(see ‘ANNENBERG’ page 11)
LOVELY LILY—Lily is a 5-pound, female toy poodle who is four years young. She has striking grey and white coloring and would be the perfect Beverly Hills purse pup. Those interested in adopting this rescue princess may call ShelterHopePetShop.org at 818-4535798.
(see ‘TRACK’ page 9)
Fleming’s Extends Prime Rib Summer Dinner Special To Monday Nights Through Labor Day
(see ‘HIRING’ page 9)
NEW GRADUATE–Trial Attorney Adam Siegler, (left, shown with his wife, Sandy)) chairman of the Beverly Hills Bar Association’s Entertainment Section and new member of its Board of Governors, has just graduated from the U.S. Army War College, receiving a masters degree in strategic studies. The college is the Army’s highest level of education for senior officers, with graduates such as John Pershing, Dwight Eisenhower, George Patton, Omar Bradley and Norman Schwarzkopf. A graduate of UCLA and Loyola Law School, he practices entertainment and business litigation in Century City with the international law firm of Greenberg Traurig. He is also an officer in the U.S. Army Reserve, and was deployed to Iraq in 2008 as a judge advocate and awarded the Bronze Star. Upon his return, he was promoted to lieutenant colonel and intends to continue work helping homeless vets, while remaining ready for further military duty.
Boardmembers Lisa Korbatov and Lewis Hall voted against moving Washington into the position, creating a
LEGENDS OF SUMMER—Vice Mayor Lili Bosse treated her son Andrew to a fun night out in late July. The pair attended the soldout Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z concert at the Rose Bowl. The show was the only Southern California stop for the duo on their country-wide “Legends of Summer” stadium tour. “It was fabulous!” Bosse told The Courier.
study session, Mirisch’s request to allow the City Council to have a hand in hiring department heads was rebuffed by his fellow councilmembers for the second time. Vice Mayor Lili Bosse was
Centennial Spending Plan Close To Being Finalized By Matt Lopez Beverly Hills’ 100th birthday is definitely going to be a million-dollar bash. At Tuesday’s City Council meeting, the council reviewed an update funding request from the Centennial Committee. All
totaled, the price tag on the City’s year-long 100th birthday celebration, should come out to around $1.3 million. One item still yet to be decided, just five months until the City turns 100, is how to cele(see ‘CENTENNIAL’ page 11)
Beverly Hills Golden Palm Award Winners Announced By Laura Coleman The Beverly Hills Chamber of Commerce this week announced the six winners of the 2013 Golden Palm Awards in anticipation of its Sept. 25 gala at the L’Ermitage Hotel. The 2013 winners of the
Golden Palm Awards include: Pioneer Hardware (Community Support - Small Business), Luxe Rodeo Drive Hotel (Community Support – Large Business), Randy Fuhrman Events (Innovation – Small Business), The (see ‘GOLDEN PALM’ page 11)
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Holiday Ice Rink Out Of 2013 Beverly Hills Holiday Decor By Matt Lopez Beverly Hills’ Holiday decor will be almost exactly the same as last year, save for one glaring difference: this year, there will be no holiday ice skating rink. The City’s Marketing and
Economic Sustainability Manager Megan Roach said there was a lack of support for another closure of Crescent Drive for the rink and that no other viable option had presented it-
BIG NIGHT OUT— Beverly Hills police, fire and other City officials celebrated National Night Out on Tuesday on Rexford Drive with hundreds of community members. Pictured left: BHPD Lt. Lincoln Hoshino, Health and Safety Commissioner Karen Setian and Planning Commission Chair Brian Rosenstein. Courier Photo By Anton Saleh
PIED PIPER OF PICKLES—On Sunday, the Beverly Hills Farmers Market held its first ever PickleFest. The award for “Best dill pickle in Beverly Hills” went to resident Chris Keith (second from left) who is pictured with some of the judges. From left: Kevin West, author of Saving The Season; Keith with his winning pickle; Howard L. Rosoff, vice chair of the Recreation & Parks Commission; Elle and Jett Mendelson; David Mendelson, owner of Nate ‘n Al; and Joseph Shuldiner, director of the Institute of Domestic Technology and author of Pure Vegan.
Beverly Hills Industrial Zone Considered As Potential Site For New Luxury Hotel By Matt Lopez The Beverly Hills City Council took a “wait and see” approach Tuesday to the idea of allowing a luxury hotel to be built in the City’s “Industrial Zone.”
The City owns numerous properties in the industrial area, formally known as the Entertainment Business District (EBD) of Beverly Hills. One property in the area that has received major interest in recent
years is a 5-acre site at 336 Foothill Rd. The property at the center of discussion on Tuesday, however, is at 9268 Third St., where an Auberge Resort luxury bou(see ‘LUXURY HOTEL’ page 12)
PRINCIPALS—Beverly Hills Unified School District leaders met this week for a two-day leadership retreat at the district-owned property where Superintendent Gary Woods resides with his family. Pictured left are the five BHUSD principals (from left to right): Marty Powers, Beverly Vista; Dave Hoffman, El Rodeo; Steve Kessler, Horace Mann; Kathy Schaeffer, Hawthorne; and Carter Paysinger, BHHS.
North Crescent Drive Residents Haggle Over Potential Permit Parking Implementation By Matt Lopez A group of Crescent Drive residents looking to implement permit parking on their street saw some unexpected pushback from neighbors at last Thursday’s Traffic and Parking
Commission meeting. A resident-initiated petition circulated recently asking the City of Beverly Hills to consider installing 2-hour permit parking for the 700 block of North Crescent Drive.
Currently, the area has no parking regulation of any kind and because it is on a major street close to several businesses, as well as Hawthorne School, residents who signed (see ‘CRESCENT’ page 21)
TUTORING—The Beverly Hills Academic Tutoring Program begins its 26th year of trying to improve grades and study skills for area youth. Registration for residents starts Aug. 12 and Aug. 18 for non-residents. Fall tutoring sessions run from Sept. 24 to Nov. 21. To register visit www.beverlyhills.org/BHRegonline. Volunteer tutors will receive community service hours. The tutoring orientation is Sept. 10 from 4-5:30 p.m. at the Beverly Hills Public Library auditorium. Contact Supervisor Adrienne Weise (pictured second from left) at 310-285-6810 or firstname.lastname@example.org for information on how to become a volunteer.
Auctions America California Sale Including Rare ‘64 Shelby Cobra Yields $17.2 Million By Olivia Krevoy A rare 1964 Shelby 289 Cobra that fetched $825,000 was among the cars sold at Los Angeles' first even Auction America California State event
last weekend at the Burbank Marriot, which yielded $17.2 million in sales and boasted over 10,000 attendees. Auctions America was formed in July of 2010 and spe-
cializes in the sale of a variety of vehicles include American classics, European sports cars, Detroit muscle, hot rods, and even custom automobiles. (see ‘AUCTIONS AMERICA’ page 12)
Philanthropic Society Of Los Angeles Hosts Second Annual ‘Watts Back To School Giveaway’ By Laura Coleman In anticipation of the new school year, last weekend the Philanthropic Society Los Angeles (PSLA) hosted its 2nd annual “Watts Back To School Giveaway” to provide needed
educational resources and support for children living in one of L.A’s more challenged communities. “Providing the resources that children need to start school better prepared is exact-
ly what Philanthropic Society Los Angeles strives to achieve,” PSLA President Rochelle Gores Fredston said. “We’re reaching children who need this support the most.” (see ‘PSLA’ page 12)
(see ‘HOLIDAY’ page 12)
Dick Cook Tapped As Chairman Of KCETLink Board By Olivia Krevoy Reknowned Walt Disney Company veteran Dick Cook was elected this week to serve as Chairman of the KCETLink Board of Directors after three years of serving on the board. “I look forward to bringing new ideas as well as tapping in to new voices that hopefully will resonate in this market and open doors (see ‘KCETLINK’ page 7)
George Christy Billy Butchkavitz
HBO’s Len Amato
Director Greg Mottola
and hosted Christmas and birthday surprises for his family (mom a display artist, dad an architect). After graduating with a degree in broadcast journalism at Philadelphia’s Temple University, he hit the surfer waves in Hawaii, served as a radio intern, before designing sets for the local resorts and hotels.
Celebrity Photo/Janet Gough; HBO Archives
ow did this loyal connection with HBO come to pass? Grinning boyishly, Billy says he met with the pay channel’s folks in 1994 in Hawaii, “Serendipitous … don’t they say success is a matter of preparation meeting opportunity, and being in the right place at the right time?”
e admits a lifelong passion for travel, which inspires his party themes, be they Asian or Brazilian or whatever in their bold color schemes and rich textures. Additionally confesses a love for floral design, personally arranging those humungous creations at events. He never drinks, runs on the highest energy, relishes overseeing detail upon detail. We’ve often remarked that Billy even has eyes that are in the back of his head.
Clear History’s Larry David with HBO’s Richard Pepler and Sue Naegle at the Hollywood premiere of Larry’s film.
illy, Billy, Billy! Party maestro. Artistic genius. A.k.a. Billy Butchkavitz. He’s a “Bash master” headlines Biz Bash magazine.
undreds of premieregoers indulged in partying here, there and everywhere, with HBO flying in the rattle-androll band members of t happened in Hawaii. Chicago to perform their Kate Hudson Amy Ryan During those ’80s and ’90s, hit songs. Billy’s designing talents were our HBO’s Mara Mikialian fully recognized and he band figures in acclaimed as sensational. the plot of Clear History ’s of Nancy Lesser’s team. We After orchestrating a grand raunchy madness which fea- wonder were HBO major slam event for U. K’s Prince tures comedic antics from Jon domos Richard Pepler, Sue Philip’s wildlife charity, he Hamm, Kate Hudson (in a not- Naegle, and Len Amato among became sought after for major to-be-missed freak-out scene them? corporate and social affairs. when Larry David puts the ou’ll laugh at the insidmoves on her), Eva Mendes, er gag about an infamous Michael Keaton, Danny illy’s party expertise McBride, Bill Hader, J.B. painting of a red supermarket and exhuberant creativity daz- Smoove, Philip Baker Hall, cart. “It’s a Pepler!” Larry yells, zles every HBO event we’ve Paul Scheer, Amy Ryan (gos- and leave it to Billy to gather attended. Emmys, Golden siped about her carrying-on dozens of red supermarket Globes, world premieres, etc. with the band). Of course, carts out and about. Also Always original. Always smart ass Larry never misses a building a platform stage to sumptuous. beat, kicking butt and more in spotlight The Howard, the newfangled car in the film that every scene. “marketing whiz” Larry major thanks to HBO denounces as a clunker. He for introducing Hollywood to aking a cue from the Billy and allowing his free m o v i e ’ s reign to wow us time and plot, Billy again. His admirers include irresistibly Hollywood Reporter publisher d e s i g n e d Lynne Segall, invariably curi- that huge ous about what designs Billy a m u s e will mix and match for the ment park next event. w i t h
F or HBO’s premiere last
week of Larry David’s barmy Clear History at the Cinerama Dome, Billy, his brother Brian and sister Peggy transformed the gargantuan parking space behind the theater into a merry roar of an amusement park. Billy waved that magic wand, with L.A. Times Irene Lacher enthusing to Steve Stabler and Vivian Mayer that we suddenly arrived in Oz. Agreed. Only Toto was missing. Page 6 | August 9, 2013
wants his investment shares back. Well … guess what?
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eveling in its dumb-and-dumber spirit, Clear History premieres on Aug. 10 – a fresh relief of cool spring water after our exhausting heat wave of been-there bombs during this hell of a Hollywood summer.
ore about blueeyed Billy of the golden locks. Born a farmboy in Pennsylvania. Beginning at age 9, Billy planned
Celebrity Photo/Scott Downie
clowns and cotton c a n dy, photo ops and a F e r r i s wheel that attracted queues past midnight. The crowds patiently waited for their rides, including
Kelly Osbourne at the CW Network’s 2013 Young Hollywood Awards in Santa Monica Kathy Griffin
Ian Ziering with Erin Kristine Ludwig
Aisha Tyler with Lance Bass
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brated at Tuesday’s City Council meeting. Schulman and Mercedes-Benz of Beverly Hills donated $100,000 to become the official automotive sponsor for the City of Beverly Hills’ 100th birthday celebration. “It’s my pleasure to recognize and thank one of our most respected business leaders, a pillar of our community for many years,” Mayor John Mirisch said. “He deserves praise, certificates and proclamations for all his contributions.”
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The trio gave direction to ensure that no Metro permits will be granted for work in Beverly Hills city limits unless approved by the City Council. “I don’t think Metro should get a free ride,” Krasne said. “When they want something, they can come in and ask for it.” The item, brought up for discussion by Mirisch, was to review the City’s process for viewing and approving Metro permits. Mirisch wanted the council to be able to review every single permit request that comes from Metro for its work on the Westside Subway Extension.
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ate the bond sale and asked the school board to send it to a public vote on the November ballot. The deadline to add it as a November ballot measure is Aug. 9. On June 26, the Beverly Hills School Board voted 4-1 (with Brian Goldberg dissenting) to accelerate the payback rate of the $334 million Measure E bond. That decision could cause Beverly Hills property taxes to rise up to $114 per $100,000 of assessed value for the 2013/14 year. All five councilmembers stated their opposition to that decision and said the decision on whether or not to accelerate the bond should go to the voters. Only Mirisch, however, was willing to support the resolution. “I do believe when you make a campaign promise, it is sacred. I firmly stand by that,” Vice Mayor Lili Bosse said, adding that she personally didn’t support the school board’s decision, but didn’t see a need for the resolution. “We have all individually stated how we feel about this issue. To me, having a formal resolution if there is no endgame… there is nothing to be gained by this res-
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to additional funders,” Cook told The Courier. As Chairman, Cook said he hopes to focus on program development, branding, forging partnerships with leaders in industry, education and the community, and identifying new potential streams of revenue. Cook emphasized that achieving quality programing which is critical to drawing in new and diverse audiences. Cook is a 38-year veteran of The Walt Disney Company and started there by working as a ride operator at Disneyland in 1970. Cook worked his way up from there to become Chairman of The Walt Disney Studios. He has overseen many major motion pictures such as the
“(Schulman) is always there for our community, in every way,” Vice Mayor Lili Bosse added. “I can’t think of any other business that steps up the way (Mercedes-Benz) does.” Schulman said it was a “pleasure and honor to have worked in Beverly Hills for the last eight years.” “We’re thrilled to be a continuing part of the community,” Schulman said. “It was an easy decision to partner with the Centennial. I would hope the dealership embodies everything good about Beverly Hills.”
The three-phase Purple Line extension includes stops in Beverly Hills at Wilshire/La Cienega Boulevard and Wilshire/Rodeo Drive. A third phase has been approved to tunnel under Beverly Hills High School for a station in Century City. The City and School District are currently suing to block funding for construction of those tunnels. “Our goals are simply to protect the interests of our residents and businesses,” Mirisch said. Mirisch’s request to review Metro permits found favor with Bosse and Krasne. Councilmembers Julian Gold and Willie Brien dissented, saying it would be too time consuming to review every single Metro permit that came before the council. olution. If there was an ability to rescind the acceleration, then I think it makes sense. That’s where I’m having a problem.” Krasne said she wanted to give the school board more time to work the situation out and “do the right thing.” “Can we wait? On one hand, violating the promise (not to accelerate the bond when it originally passed) is so wrong. On the other hand, can we wait and see what they do?” Krasne asked. “Let’s give them a chance to do the right thing.” Gold said he didn’t support the resolution because he didn’t believe the City Council should involve itself in the affairs of the school board. Brien said while he opposes the acceleration, he has already made his personal opinion known to members of the school board and didn’t feel a resolution would tell them anything they don’t already know. Mirisch said the most important part of the resolution for him was simply asking that the decision be sent out for a vote. “Don’t accelerate without voter approval. If you want to cull it down to one sentence, that would be it,” Mirisch said. Caribbean franchise, the Toy Story trilogy, Alice in Wonderland, and Finding Nemo. Earlier this year, Cook worked as the executive producer of of box office hit 42. The movie was crowned the largest debut for a basketball film on record and opened at $27.3 million at the box-office. “Dick Cook is a very accomplished developed figure in the entertainment business here in the west coast,” KCETLink CEO Al Jerome said. “Dick's expertise in programing and his expertise in branding are going to be of great benefit to us as we role out this new KCETLink.” KCETLink is a national independent, nonprofit, digital and broadcast network that provides high-quality culturally diverse, and even international programming.
TO SEE AND BE SEEN Fashion News & Notes The Newest From Nancy Gale Striking structure is the hallmark of The Cara, named after a woman as sleek and postured as the bag itself. A dear friend of Gale's, Cara is proof that a woman can have it all and do it all without forsaking impeccable style and class. A roomy interior reflects Cara's never-ending well of generosity and sense of humor, while simple corner detailing on the flap lends an unexpected flair. Handles applied to the interior make for a unique and deliberate design statement while paying homage to its namesake's composed, convicted personality. Made with pride in the USA, from luxurious, lightweight Italian lambskin, lined with buttery-soft suede and appointed with deluxe
hardware. Retail $2,000.00 -- available in a variety of lambskin textures/colors -- shown below in a washed midnight. Exotic Customized Variation available -- approx $8,000.00. Contact email@example.com Another new handbag designer is Lisa Thompson who has founded Oliviari Accessories. She is a 5th generation Angeleno and her collection highlights tradition and classic appeal with a color palette from neutrals to neons. All the bags are hand stitched and use the highest grade materials. The price for the “Little H” is $528 and the bag is available in Black, Tan, White, Kelly Green, Navy, and True Red.
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HOLLYROD – The 15th DesignCare! to benefit HollyRod Foundation was hosted by Holly Robinson Peete (center) and her husband,Rodne y Peete, a former USC/NFL quarterback. She is joined here by Shaun Robinson and Laila Ali. Photo by Vivien Ali, Chaz Killilea / Dean, Lisa WireImage Leslie, Alan Thicke, Eva LaRue, Shaun Robinson, Mark Curry, Louis Lombardi, Yvette Nicole Brown, Navid Negahban, Boris Kodjoe, Nicole Ari Parker, Alex Meneses, Justin Kanew, Zev Glassenberg, Armend Trnava, Salaam Coleman Smith, Shawne Merriman, Steven Bauer, Kearran Giovanni, et.al. ****** Oscar nominee/Tony and Golden Globe-winner Hugh Jackman brings his one-man show from Broadway to L.A. for a single performance Oct. 12 at The Dolby Theatre, to benefit MPTF (Motion Picture & Television Fund),a 92-year-old charity providing essential health care, social and retirement services to the entertainment community. It is co-chaired by Jim Gianopulos, chairman/CEO of 20th Century-Fox, and his wife Ann.
Celebrities gathered at a private estate in Malibu for the 15th annual DesignCare! Hosted by Holly Robinson Peete and The Peete Family. The evening of fashion and music benefited HollyRod Foundation and featured a musical performance by Grammy-winning Ne-Yo and a stunning runway show from the fashion world's sensational designer Rubin Singer. Honored were Tisha Campbell-Martin–the HollyRod “AUSome Mother of the Year” award; Jordan Pattillo, “HollyRod4Kids Champion” award; Jim Mitchell, CEO of FUHU, Inc., “Corporate Compassion” award; John Ball, “the Matthew T. Robinson, Jr. award of Courage”; and Michael Strautmanis, “Advocacy Hero” award. Guests included Regina King, Garcelle Beauvais, Leah Remini, Magic Johnson, Cedric The Entertainer, Vivica A. Fox, LeVar Burton, Amy Yasbeck, Nancy O'Dell, Laila
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tion to a charity of its choice. This year’s beneficiary was the Juvenile Arthritis Association. David Gebbia, StockCross owner said: “As a company, our core values are to continuously be involved in charities and our local community; this is what our anniversary and the last 40 years of business for StockCross have been about.” John Gebbia, principal of StockCross, and brother to David added, “Our employees are a testament of what
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the only councilmember to support having a formal hand in the hiring process. Department heads are often the most important and highest profile City employees. Examples of a department head would be police chief, fire chief, director of public works and director of community services. Currently, as is the case in most cities with a council-manager form of government, City Manager Jeff Kolin has the authority to recruit and hire department heads. Mirisch has said his reason for the request is not to take power from Kolin, but to allow more community involvement into the hiring process of important City officials. Traditionally, a two-member council ad-hoc committee meets vets prospective hires during the process, although that is not currently formalized in any sort of City code. The council did agree to formalize that process, mandating
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stalemate with Board VP Noah Margo and Boardmember Brian Goldberg’s “yes” votes, due to Board President Jake Manaster’s absence at the time of the vote. The meeting is at 4:30 p.m. at the BHUSD Boardroom. Hall criticized the dearth of qualified candidates, citing only two applicants for the position.
has made this company so strong.” The goal of the event was to connect StockCross clients and business partners with Beverly Hills individuals and businesses, explained David Gebbia. A crowd of more than 1,000 attended the red-carpet affair with a live jazz band, exotic cars, raffles, passed hors d’oeuvres, and an open bar provided by City businesses. StockCross, founded in 1971 in downtown Boston's financial district, today is headquartered in Beverly Hills, with offices in various major cities around the country. that a liaison committee of at least two councilmembers must meet with the applicant. “I thought all councilmembers should meet the applicants, not just two,” Bosse said. “I felt that everyone should have all the information.” Krasne said she was concerned about privacy issues involved for the applicants in terms of making the process public, but said she did want the council to have a bigger role in dealing with City employees who have made mistakes or errors. “If you’re calling up performance reviews on the basis of a single councilmember, you’re going to be taking over the City Manager’s role as personnel administrator of the City,” Kolin said. Councilmembers Julian Gold and Willie Brien said they felt the current hiring process was working and didn’t need a change. The council will re-agendize the item and discuss how to deal with employee retention at a future meeting. “I don’t think he’s an adequate replacement for Coach Fisher,” Coleman said. The position has been vacant since June, when the administration failed to renew coach Jeff Fisher’s contract for another year, despite a successful legacy of having coached BHHS runners for four seasons, which included numerous trips to the CIF and State Championships. “I have to trust our administrative leaders to make the right decision,” Goldberg said.
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HISTORIC LANDMARK—The Beverly Hills City Council this week designated the Anthony-Kerry House as a historic landmark. Courier Photo by Anton Saleh
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Anthony-Kerry House On North Bedford DriveNamed 14th Beverly Hills Local Landmark By Matt Lopez Make way for another landmark property in Beverly Hills. On Tuesday, the Beverly Hills City Council approved the Anthony-Kerry House at 910 N. Bedford Dr. as the 14th local historic landmark in Beverly Hills. The property has been added to the local register of historic places. The two-story home was constructed in 1909 by famed architects Charles and Henry
Greene. It was originally located close to Wilshire Boulevard in a then-fashionable neighborhood near downtown Los Angeles, but moved to Beverly Hills less than 20 years later. The home bears all the similarities to the Greene Brothers’ Craftsman-style architecture. “It really is the high point of the Craftsman style and we have it right here in Beverly Hills,” City Urban Planner Bill Crouch said.
Leslie Dixon, owner of the home, has worked hard to keep it in its original form. “The Greene Brothers were considered the Frank Lloyd Wright of the Craftsman movement in Southern California,” Dixon said. “This is one of only two homes on the Westside they created. This one still looks like the homes in Pasadena, inside and out. I’ve put quite a bit of my soul into protecting it.”
Hurdles Keep Rising For Proposed Millennium Hollywood High Rise Skyscraper Project
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building, opponents of the project continued blasting the plans, threatening a lawsuit in the coming weeks. Faced with criticism about a previous study which showed no earthquake risks, the New York-based developer, Millennium Partners, agreed to do a new study that would involve digging a trench under the project site. Robert Silverstein, an attorney for several dozen neighborhood council and homeowner groups opposing the
project, called the proposed study into question, saying city leaders should instead form a ``panel of neutral experts'” to conduct the new study. Silverstein said the outside panel is needed because of what he called a “cover-up” at city hall. The attorney said emails show city officials knew in 2012 about the project's potential proximity to an earthquake fault, but failed to disclose the concerns in the environmental impact report approved by the L.A. City Council.
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On Friday, a four-monthlong closure of the Sunset Boulevard off ramp on the northbound 405 Freeway began its four-month shut down, adding to traffic woes that the already over-clogged arterial way is known for. “While it’s painful, there is a light at the end of the closures,” Metro spokesman Dave Sotero told The Courier. Once finished, the $1.15 billion 405 project will boast the nation’s longest continuous HOV Lane, extending from Orange County to Mission Hills.
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brate on the actual “birthday.” The City officially turns 100 on Jan. 28, 2014. The committee’s proposal includes $150,000 for an outdoor block party that day at City Hall, which triggered some concern among the council about how the weather would be. Councilmember Nancy Krasne said she was concerned about rain on Jan. 28. “If we’re concerned about rain, let’s pick something we can do where that won’t be an issue. Something the community can participate in on the actual day,” Mayor John Mirisch said. “Let’s figure it out. Time is ticking away.” Another change to the proposal was to do away with $25,000 earmarked for the Sister Cities Initiative and direct that money to the Heart of Palms public art installation.
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cial performance in the Goldsmith Theatre. The 400 block of Crescent would be closed from Oct. 5 to Oct. 25. Burton Way, North Santa Monica Boule-
There was also some hesitation about a proposed Beverly Hills documentary for $250,000. Centennial Committee Chair Dick Rosenzweig said he was hoping a documentary would be created that could be picked up by a national network. Krasne said she would like to see a treatment of the script before approving the money. Items the council gave direction to move forward on included: $275,000 for a Rose Parade float, $50,000 for a film festival at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, $5,000 for a youth art contest, $23,000 for a centennial cook book, $5,000 for a photography exhibit, $10,000 for a merchandise line, $50,000 for tourism and marketing, $50,000 for a happy birthday concert, $25,000 for street pole banners, $5,000 for a centennial tree and rose bush, $1,000 for a time capsule and $50,000 for a public art installation. ber’s first year of giving two awards in each category. “We changed it this year to make it more fair,” Stettinski told The Courier. “In each award, we’re giving out, we’re now considering how large or how small the businesses are. That gives small businesses a fair chance to compete.”
vard and the Annenberg driveway would remain assescible. Bosse called the opening a “momentous occasion in our City’s history.” “It’s mindblowing to think it’s just a few months away,” Mayor John Mirisch said.
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The centerpiece of the City’s holiday decor will again be on Rodeo Drive, which will include a tree lighting ceremony and the 9021-Snow event. Small changes being made throughout the rest of the City from last year’s decor include adding warm, white lights along North Canon Drive and the ficus trees on Camden Drive. Multi-colored ball spheres
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sion, saying he wanted to get a feel for how the council and community wanted to proceed. Development on that land has been a tenuous topic for many in the City in the past. “In times gone by, discussion of potential land uses in the industrial zone were divisive in the community,” Mirisch said. “People felt that we as a city should keep the land in the industiral zone because we never knew what we’d need it for.” Mirisch, Vice Mayor Lili Bosse and councilmember Nancy Krasne agreed that any such proposals should come to the City Council for a public hearing first. In the past, that would have been handled by an ad hoc committee. One reason for the interest in the 9268 Third St. location is because of the proposed sale of the post office, which sits adjacent to the property. The staff report said Sonnenblick is among those who have responded to the post office request for bids. “It’s a sensitive piece of land, so let’s open up the process so there’s public involvement as to what we do there,” Mirisch said.
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Exciting sales at last weekend’s event included a 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster formerly owned by actor Robert Stack, which sold for $808,500, an exceptional 1974 Ferrari 246 Dino GTS that sold for $291,500 and a 1948 Ford Super Deluxe Sportsman Convertible that sold for $247,500. For information on other vehicles and sales, visit www.auctionsamerica.com.
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In addition to receiving backpacks filled with school supplies, approximately 5,000 children learned about good nutrition and healthy cooking through demos and snacks from the Watts Healthy Farmers Market. PSLA is a a support group of Children’s Institute.
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THE TONYS DON’T ALWAYS GET IT RIGHT
By Joan Rivers
’ve just read theater critic and musical theater expert Peter Filichia’s new book, Strippers, Showgirls And Sharks: A Very Opinionated History Of The Broadway Musicals That Did Not Win The Tony Award. And since I, too, am very opinionated, I know exactly where he is coming from.
Luckily for Filichia and his read-
ers, his book has turned up at a moment when theater lovers are recovering from the fierce competition between the entertaining and supersentimental Kinky Boots and the brilliantly dark Matilda, for this year’s Best Musical Tony Award.
inky won out, and as many of you think, that particular victory qualifies as an injustice. The first thing Filichia points out—and hopefully his recollection will be of some consolation to the maltreated Matilda posse— is the fact that it’s not the first time such an event has occurred. Not by a long shot.
Unbelievable as it seems, the
Jule Styne- Stephen Sondheim- Arthur Laurents classic, Gypsy—hailed by former New York Times theater critic Frank Rich and current Times’ man-onthe-aisle, Ben Brantley as the greatest
American musical— not only lost but lost twice!
nd not only that. The Music Man vanquished West Side Story ... the forgettable and forgotten rock musical, Two Gentlemen Of Verona, trumped Stephen Sondheim’s brilliant Follies ... and the pure-of-heart Man Of La Mancha bested Bob Fosse’s cynical tale of a hookerwith-a-heart of gold, Sweet Charity.
ilichia concludes: shows that provide pure entertainment have a much better shot at victory than those with greater artistic aspirations and darker storylines.
Are you surprised? I’m not. After all, the 26 Tony Awards are
decided upon by a mere 868 voters, including a substantial bloc of out-oftown producers and promoters. And believe-you-me, they are going to cast their ballots for the shows they think will sell the most tickets on the road.
Strippers, Showgirls And Sharks is
organized by themes, “Losers That Should Have Won,” “The Best Musicals Tony Losers That Were Too Good for the Average Man” and “The Best Musical Tony Losers That Were Lame Ducks on Awards Night,” and the like. The chapter headings trigger a series of in-depth histories of a number of theatrical seasons and the musicals they
encompassed, resulting in a book that musical theater fanatics will treasure.
hroughout the book, there are fascinating pieces of trivia as well. For example, Wicked, greatly favored to beat Avenue Q, ostensibly lost thanks to a terrific PR stunt: a pizza party hosted by the puppets. And perhaps one of the strangest and most unlikely shows ever to be nominated in the Best Musical category, The Lieutenant, was a rock opera about Lt. William Calley who led the My Lai massacre during the Vietnam War. It only lasted a mere nine performances and yet it was also nominated for Best Score, Best Book and Best Actor in a Musical!
r yet again, there’s the case of David Merrick, the legendary producer who ruled the Main Stem from the1950s to the 1980s, and was labeled “The Beast of Broadway” and “The Abominable Showman,” earned only two Best Musical Tonys? It makes me wonder if there are times when personality does count.
Meanwhile, when it’s all said and
done, after reading Strippers, Showgirls And Sharks… I’ve become a favored guest at New York dinner parties with all of my newly acquired knowledge of the inside story of the Tony Awards.
Author Peter Filichia
We are proud Joan Rivers accepted our invitation to join the Beverly Hills Courier as a columnist six years ago. Her BHC book and theater reviews are keepsakes with Joan’s insightful and witty comments. - GEORGE CHRISTY
HOW DO Y O U F E E L ? UCLA Seeking Volunteers For Study OF IBS And Mindfulness Training UCLA researchers are seek ing adults (ages 18 to 50) with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) for a study aimed at identifying and evaluating the effects of a mindfulness program on brain biomarkers and symptoms of IBS. Volunteers will receive a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) to identify IBS biomarkers and participate in an eight-week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction training program. According to researchers, MBSR programs have been
helpful in reducing symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome and stress with other chronic conditions. “We are still learning how the brain is connected with the gut,” said principal investigator Dr. Kirsten Tillisch, associate professor of digestive diseases and a researcher at the Gail and Gerald Oppenheimer Family Center for Neurobiology of Stress, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. For more information,call 310-206-1758.
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‘Purging’ Stem Cells May Help Child Cancer Patients Judith Villablanca, M.D., of The Saban Research Institute of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA), Susan Kreissman, M.D., of Duke University Medical Center, and colleagues reported the results of a randomized, phase 3 clinical trial conducted by the Children’s Oncology Group examining the effect of selectively removing (purging) tumor cells from blood stem cells before they are transplanted back into patients with highrisk neuroblastoma following high-dose chemotherapy. This is the first randomized trial looking at the effect of tumor selective stem-cell purging on patient outcome. The study was published online last month in Lancet Oncology.
Neuroblastoma is the second most common solid tumor in children. Half of all children diagnosed with this condition have high-risk disease, meaning they are less responsive to treatment and have less than a 50 percent chance of survival. Standard treatment includes a course of high-dose chemotherapy because it is more effective at killing tumor cells, however, it also kills the normal blood-forming cells in the bone marrow. To mitigate this effect, some immature blood cells (called peripheral blood stem cells or PBSC) are removed before the child is treated with high-dose (see ‘PURGING’ page 15)
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McAfee Named CEO Of Keck USC Foundation Thomas McAfee, M.D., dean of clinical affairs at UC San Diego Health Sciences, has been appointed the CEO of the newly forming Keck Medicine of USC Medical Foundation. He begins his new role on Sept. 3. A key initiative identified as part of the clinical enterprisewide strategic plan was the development of a community medical foundation, intended to add primary and specialty practices into the Keck Medicine network. “As CEO of the new foundation, Dr. McAfee will play a key role in developing the health system’s physician alignment strategy,” said Shawn Sheffield, chief strategy and system development officer for Keck Medicine of USC. “A critical function will be to establish the foundation and attract marquee groups and physicians to affiliate with Keck Medicine of USC.” The foundation model in development will be the Keck Medicine of USC home for acquired physician practices, enabling the enterprise to provide a comprehensive range of health services in a broader geographic footprint. It will also allow Keck Medicine to expand its participation in the managedcare environment and service the health needs of USC employees more efficiently. “Tom McAfee has both the clinical and health-care business management experience to excel in this new role,” said Tom Jackiewicz, senior VP/CEO of USC Health, to whom Dr. McAfee will report. “I am confident that his leadership will take our health-care system to a new level of excellence.” McAfee will develop and maintain close working relationships with physician groups, local hospitals and other clinical service providers; create an integrated electronic clinical practice environment to facilitate care coordination and streamline referrals; and promote collaboration among physicians within the foundation and with USC clinical faculty. In his role, he also will work closely with (see ‘FOUNDATION,’ page 15)
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Signs That Your Child Is Taking Too Much On Dr. Fran: My 9-year-old spends a lot of time alone in his room recently. He doesn’t want play dates and doesn’t seem his usual self. I think he may be signed up for too many different summer camps and extra classes. Can you share 4-5 signs that your child might be doing too much/taking too much on? William Z. A. Dear William: It’s really good that you are asking this important question. In their desire to give their children an enriched summer, many sign their kids up to attend a few different types of day camps. I always advise against this because it can be overwhelming to get to know your peer group, make a friend and establish your social position and then have to start all over two weeks later. It’s too much for any kid to have to transition that many times. Here are a few of the things to look out for as indicators that your child may be doing too much. 1. Any change in sleeping or eating patterns. 2. Mood changes including increased anxiety, depression, or worried states may be a sign of overload. 3. Social isolation. If your child stays in her room, doesn’t want to go on play dates, or hang out at the mall with friends this is cause for concern. 4. If your child states he has taken on too much or is overwhelmed, pay close attention and take his words seriously. When a child (or adult) is sad, unhappy or depressed; it is common to see sleep disruption and increase
Dr. Fran Walfish Answers Your Questions or decrease in appetite. These are signs for parents to look for in a child who may be doing too much. Some kids can’t express their feelings directly to their parents. Instead, we see these children suppress their emotions and eventually we can observe a change in their mood. It is extremely important to have open dialogue and communication with your child. When children aredepressed, they tend to isolate themselves and not want to be around other kids or adults. Some are able to articulate their feelings directly to their parents. Moms and Dads, pay attention. Listen to your children’s voices and respond with compassion and empathy. Offer to make changes to insure success in the activities your child chooses to remain committed to. The best way to ensure your child’s life is balanced and manageable is to include him or her in the planning process. Don’t force the unwanted activity upon your child. Today, kids are overbooked with karate, art classes, tutors, music, sports, and drama classes. Most kids come into my office in the afternoons, throw themselves onto my couch and complain about how tired
they are. They simply crave quiet time. Give your child choices of activities acceptable to you. Let him or her choose no more than two extra activities per week and help them followthrough with the commitment to the finish line. Many parents bring their kids to my office complaining that they drop out of group activities and do not stick it out to the end. It is important to help your child follow-through on commitments. Naturally, there are a few exceptions, but in general help your child stay until the series is completed. There is a wonderful feeling of selfaccomplishment when you complete an activity from start to finish. The reason simply playing and “being kids” is important is to allow their imaginations to develop and grow. Organized activities usually follow a protocol and do not provide opportunities to enhance a person's imagination. Our use of imagination helps us create in our mind’s eye a vision of forward motion and development of our life goals and dreams. Just “being kids” also builds social skills when playing in the neighborhood with friends. Every human being needs time to relax and that is also why simply playing is important for children.
Dr. Fran Walfish–Beverly Hills psychotherapist and author of The Self-Aware Parent at www.DrFranWalfish.com. Send questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Keck Medicine department chairs, as well as leadership of the Keck Medical Center of USC, USC Verdugo Hills Hospital and the USC Care Medical Group (composed of Keck School of Medicine of USC faculty physicians), which are all part of Keck Medicine of USC. “Physicians in independent practice are increasingly financially tethered to medical centers,” said John Niparko, M.D., president of USC Care Medical Group. “Our current economics and health reform are accelerating this trend. These partnerships have many working parts, however. With his experience, Dr. McAfee offers insight and flexible thinking in developing well-managed physician foundations. “He knows how to build these relationships. His appointment reflects Keck Medicine's desire to develop new approaches and an exceptional system of healthcare for Southern California,” Niparko said.
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chemotherapy and then re-infused after treatment. This procedure is called an autologous peripheral blood stem-cell transplant. Since neuroblastoma often spreads into the blood and bone marrow, stem cells collected for transplant may be mixed with tumor cells. It was not known if removing tumor cells from the stem cells would change the outcome for patients. To find out, Robert Seeger, MD, Patrick Reynolds, MD, PhD and their team at CHLA, developed a technique for removing or “purging” the tumor cells from the blood stem cells. This technique involved using antibodies that attached the tumor cells to magnetic beads, and then were removed using strong magnets. Purging stem cells as well as the high dose chemotherapy regimen used in this study were both first piloted in a prior multi-center trial led by CHLA and chaired by Dr. Villablanca.
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Good Shepherd Cantor Now Starring In Nine David Michael Treviño is having a good time combining the sacred and the secular. A cantor at Beverly Hill’s Church of the Good Shepherd, he’s also starring in the current DOMA Theatre Co. production of the musical Nine at the MET Theatre, in the lead role of Guido Contini. The production has won rave reviews. While Treviño, 51, moved from Texas to California to pursue an acting career, church singing for him goes hand in hand. His love of music started early. “My mom says that when I was a baby I would bounce around to the Beatles,” Treviño
relates. And he’s been singing in c h u r c h choirs since the sixth grade. “It’s very grounding,’ David Michael Treviño Treviño adds, “and it’s great to be able to use the gift I believe God gave me to give back to the community.” Treviño’s been a cantor at the City’s Catholic church since June 2002. The joy, says Treviño, is that “everybody in the church is the mass–not just the priest celebrating. Everyone has gift to
bring. I look at my role as a ministry and get to participate.” Whether it’s the stage or the sanctuary, Treviño says: “it’s all about the singing. The music takes over and you just try to convey the message according to the situation, whether it’s mass or the motivations and emotions of a character.’ Nine runs through Aug. 17 with performances at 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday. The MET Theatre is at 1089 Oxford Ave. Tickets are $30. For information, call 323802-4990.—Steve Simmons
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Academy Announces Major Animation Gift The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has received the Abe and Charlotte Levitow Collection featuring animation art and production materials documenting the career of animator Abe Levitow. The collection documents Levitow’s career as an artist, animator and director for Warner Bros., UPA and MGM, and include his work on such features as The Phantom Tollbooth (1970). At UPA, Levitow had two career directing milestones: the animated feature Gay Purr-ee, featuring the voices of Judy Garland and Robert Goulet, and then with Mister Magoo’s Christmas Carol. Following his stint at UPA, Levitow joined the animation unit at MGM, where he directed several of the later Tom and Jerry cartoons, including The A-Tominable Snowman (1966), Guided Mouse-ille (1967) and Rock ‘n’ Rodent (1967). Visit www.oscars.org. for information about the AMPAS’ holdings.
Pink Floyd Tribute, Lazer Light Show At Saban Saturday The Beverly Hills Performing Arts Center will present “Which One’s Pink” and a lazer light spectacular, Saturday, Aug. 10 at the Saban Theatre, 8440 Wilshire Blvd. “Which One’s Pink,” pays a musical tribute to the renowned English rock group Pink Floyd, performing music from the
album Dark Side Of The Moon. Doors open at 6 p.m. with the show at 9 p.m. Tickets range from $25 to $50, plus applicable fees. Those under 18 must be accompanied by a paying adult. For more information, call 888-645-5006 or visit www.sabantheatre.org.
KUSC To Broadcast Bowl Concerts For the seventh consecutive year, LA Philharmonic concerts from the current Hollywood Bowl season will be broadcast on Classical KUSC, the listener -sponsored classical music radio station. The concerts will be recorded live on select “Classical Tuesdays and Thursdays.” Hosted and produced by KUSC’s Brian Lauritzen and executive produced by KUSC’s Gail Eichenthal, the programs air Sundays, at 7 p.m. through Oct. 6 on 91.5 FM. They can also be heard online at KUSC.org. Interviews and features with soloists and orchestra members are also featured. Upcoming broadcasts include:
• Aug. 11—Michael Tilson Thomas conducting with violinist Gil Shaham in RimskyKorsakov’s Dubinushka, Sibelius’ Violin Concerto and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4 . • Aug. 18—Bramwell Tovey leading cellist Johannes Moser in Britten’s An American Overture, Elgar’s Cello Concerto, and Sibelius’ Symphony No. 5 . • Aug 25.—Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, the LA Phil, and violinist Augustin Hadelich in a program of Stravinsky’s Fireworks and Rite Of Spring, and Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto. For the full schedule, visit: www.laphil.com/watchlisten/br oadcasts.
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Studio Brava Excels At Pain Relief, Improving Quality Of Life t Studio Brava, Physical Therapist and Owner Cristina Popescu works to make sure her clients are pain free. She took the name of her business from the Italian “bravo” for good job. And that’s what she’s known for. When people go to doctors for pain, they often prescribe physical therapy. And Popescu is a top choice for many doctors and nurses she’s worked with because they know their patients will get pain and injury solutions and compassionate and thorough care. The cozy and homey studio is designed to make people feel at home. It’s quiet and private—not like a big gym—with floor-to-ceiling windows and hardwood floors. There’s no waiting and clients get Popescu’s full attention during their hour or hour-and-15-minute sessions. Popescu, who trained in her native Romania for four years, and worked for more than 15 years as a physical therapist in a full spectrum of rehabilitation settings, opened her office two years ago. A star athlete in her native country, Popescu excelled in track and field as a hurdler. She was the top runner in her country by age 15 and a national champion. Then she fell and broke her knee. After more knee problems she decided to go into the medical field to combine
her interests in physical therapy and sports. She treats people of all ages, starting from the early teens to the elderly. Popescu cared for her grandmother and her vast background of working at skilled nursing homes and hospitals, as well as providing outpatient and home visits, gives her a solid background in geriatric care. When patients first come to Studio Bravo, they get a complete physical exam. Popescu checks for such things as muscle, joint, mobility and strength and develops a plan of care. Studio Brava offers programs that have proven to be effective for people suffering from all types of pain—in the shoulder, elbow, hand and wrist; hip and knee, jaw, ankle and foot, elbow, neck, TMJ, head and back. Popescu’s patients often see immediate results and they receive training on how to avoid future problems. Benefits include living life more enjoyably and returning to a more active lifestyle, better sleep, increased flexibility and movement and improved core stability. She has numerous tools at her disposal to help patients get pain relief, including: • The NeuroCom System helps her evaluate a patient’s balance and create a customized treatment program to improve walking, equilibrium and inde-
pendence. This program is best for seniors; but is often used for people who suffer a fracture, a hip or knee replacement or an ankle strain. The machine uses a fixed force plate to measure the vertical forces exerted through the patient's feet to measure center-of-gravity position and postural control. The system helps the senses: touch (feet and ankles), sight (eyes) and inner-ear motion sensors work together in harmony with the brain. Repetitive training will re-educate the patient in how to bear weight, shift the center of gravity, increase speed reaction and coordination of movement. Part of Studio Bravo’s Fall Prevention and Balance Disorder Program, the NeuroCom System helps people avoid hip fractures or head injuries, stay active and safe, and feel stronger. • The ML830 Laser has proven effective in treating a variety of aches/pain, injuries, wounds, fractures, and neurological conditions. “Our laser therapy is versatile, convenient, and effective while producing safe, significant results,” said Popescu. Compared to the ultrasound modality, the laser provides faster and deeper stimulation into the tissues, producing instant recovery, reports Popescu. The 830Laser sends light (photons) into injured tissues and can penetrate two inches without being ab-
sorbed by the skin, fat or blood. No heat is generated so it is safe for virtually anywhere on the body. Once the photons find the injured tissues, they stimulate and energize the cells to repair and strengthen at a fast rate. The treatment does not wear off like most medicines; and additional benefits include better circulation, reduced inflammation, decreased pain and increasing of the body’s own healing process. • The Kinesio tape program is a technique designed to facilitate the body’s natural healing process. It provides stability and support to muscles and joints without restricting the body’s range of motion. The wrapping relieves pressure on swollen injured soft tissue. Popescu has five-star rankings and rave reviews on Yelp. In glowing testimonials, clients specifically cite her customer service, integrity and ability to rid them of nagging pain. One reviewer said, “Cristina has one goal in mind when she sees her patients: to make them feel better soon and to heal them completely.” Studio Brava services are accepted by 38 different insurance carriers. Studio Brava is located at 11110 Ohio Ave., Suite 105 in L.A. For more information, call 310-775-1609 or visit www.studiobrava.com.
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SCHOOLS & E D U C AT I O N Atlanta Country Day School—Elite Accredited Personalized Education Special Supplement
tlanta Countr y Day School (ACDS) is making it easy for celebrity and traveling students—or those whose parents just want to give them a top notch, one-ofa-kind learning experience—to get a customized, fully accredited education. After opening their highly successful and popular school in Atlanta, Owners Jan and Mel Cohen have brought their services to Beverly Hills and Woodland Hills. With unprecedented personal attention, their highly specialized niche services are perfect for students who travel a great deal, celebrity students whose presence would cause a distraction at regular school, and parents who just want to give their children an education with lots of personal attention. A desire for their services from Westside clients, drove the Cohens to open a Beverly Hills location at 9701 Wilshire Blvd. They are already meeting the needs of discriminating, high-profile clients. The Cohens appeared on an episode of a highly popular reality show with two of their clients; and their teachers work with a hot young heartthrob pop singer and his brother and sister. The daughter of celebrities, now a sought-after model, will be among the school’s first graduates from California. The Beverly Hills location offers a computer lab and individualized training—either in the classrooms or stu-
dents’ homes. A well-known rapper and music producer has his children take their lessons in a classroom set up in his home. The advantage of using ACDS is that besides all the required standard academic classes, teachers offer subjects not usuJan Cohen ally offered in a traditional class. They’ve had parents say, “My children are learning for the first time,” reports Jan Cohen. The music entrepreneur wanted his kids to have poetry. So the teacher incorporates poetry, along with watercolor, drawing and French. “The kids aren’t bored,” says Jan Cohen. They’re also taking singing and dancing lessons. Teachers have to be versatile, able to cover all courses, be fluent in at least one foreign language, be available at all hours and be able to travel at a moment’s notice. They’ve been known to conduct lessons on planes between gigs. One client in Beverly Hills lives down the street from the local office. The teacher picks up the family’s two children in the morning on the way to class. “The parents just want them to
have a quality, custom education,” says Mel Cohen. With the philosophy that student needs always come first, the school has worked with students who suffered from migraines and couldn’t attend regular school; and “kids who are shy or may have self-esteem issues and need special attention.” In addition to regional accreditation through the Georgia Accreditation Commission, the school and programs are accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Students are prepared for college; and at the Atlanta school are required to apply; 100 perfect are accepted. The roots of the current business began 25 years ago when a representative for the band Another Bad Creation, a group of six boys ages 6-12, called their school. He had contacted “every private school in Atlanta,” says Mel Cohen, looking for someone to teach a group that was constantly touring. Cohen met with Motown reps and was able to find qualified teachers and supply an accredited education for the boy band. “We’re in the ‘yes’ business,” said Mel Cohen. Jan Cohen, with a master’s degree in education, was a teacher in Atlanta’s prestigious The Lovett School and wondering if she wanted to “be a teacher there forever or start my own business.” So in 1977, she talked to friends
and started tutoring in their home “just helping students” with speed reading and study skills. Their success with more and more students, led the couple to found their own school, the Atlanta Country Day School (ACDS) in 1996. Serving students in grades 7-12, the school has a limited enrollment of 50, with four to six students in a class. “They love it,” says Jan Cohen. And students attend 12 months of the year. And a student’s relationship with the school doesn't have to end at high school. Through arrangements with colleges like Brigham Young University, students can earn independent study and college credits. “There are a lot of options,” says Mel Cohen. Further examples of ACDS’s “yes” attitude are: • Offering accredited, high-school driver training through DriversEd.com, an online drivers’ eduction course. • Offering a residential one- or two-week program where students work with animals and trainers learning about marine biology for high-school credit at Busch Gardens Tampa and Sea World Orlando. • Providing elective credits like they did for reality-show star clients who attended New York’s Fashion Week. For more information, call 310-2761772 or visit www.atlantacountr ydayschool.com.
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A N O T H E R B I RT H D AY ! ?
by Holiday Mathis
TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Aug. 9). Direct your listening skills inward, because your intuition will lead you out of bad situations and into good ones. September brings a special person into your life. October shows you where the money is, and December improves the family dynamic. Financial shifts in February inspire new alliances. Scorpio and Sagittarius people adore you. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You know all those glamorous, charismatic visionaries you admire? Well, you’re becoming more like them every day. Keep moving in the direction of your idols, and you’ll soon achieve a measure of success that has personal significance. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Strong-willed people are sometimes hard on the people around them, but they often have other qualities that more than make up for their tendency to be difficult. You’ll experience this in some way today. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You have guts today, so do what you love. Someone will enjoy what you produce and get behind you. Others won’t get it. But you don’t need everyone on your side. The most important person to have on your side is you. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Your sunny mood has you coming at every problem with optimism. You'll assist anyone who needs it. If you keep lifting others up this way, pretty soon everyone will walk on higher ground. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). What you need is willpower and the ability to overcome adversity–not because times are hard, but because they are not. Sometimes it’s harder to stay on track when life gets a bit too easy. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Action will teach you. It of course will be helpful to think about how things might turn out before you embark on a journey. But don’t forget the part where you really do embark, because action is your teacher. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). When you meet people blessed with deep levels of graciousness, it makes you want to try harder. You can be sure people are thinking this when they encounter you, too. PISCES (Feb. 19-Mar. 20). Some people want to know you. Others want to know what you think of them–that is, if it’s good
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“Guests, like fish, begin to smell after three days.” Benjamin Franklin had the wit and wisdom to make this statement, but P. S. Resorts–an organization made up of local hoteliers to promote Palm Springs tourism through events and attractions–had the foresight that proved Franklin wrong–at least when the guest is Marilyn Monroe. Just over a year ago, P.S. Resorts arranged for a 26 feet tall, 17-ton-plus sculpture of Marilyn Monroe to be placed on a vacant lot in the center of downtown Palm Springs to serve as a temporary tourist atpanies headquartered and traction for one year. SILICON growing in Venice, Marina del Based upon the iconic Sev(continued from page 1) Rey, Manhattan Beach, Her- en Year Itch scene where Montech-savvy and trendy areas mosa Beach, Redondo Beach, roe’s skirt billows up while she now called “Silicon Beach.” El Segundo, Santa Monica, stands over a subway grate, the Features include venture-capi- West Hollywood, Culver City sculpture, formally known as tal networking, tech develop- and even Sherman Oaks. The Forever Marilyn and inspired by ments, events, restaurants, new site and newsletters are artist Seward Johnson is extremely realistic – especially in shopping, hot entertainment published by The Courier. and related services. Over 200 To join, or to become part the skin tones. Her unique patibusinesses, events and authors of the newletters and eblasts, na involves 10 layers of hues appear in the debut newsletter. sign-up online or email: An- with a matte finish except for the “Silicon Beach” owes its drew Dunn at adunn@bhcouri- glossy elements of her lips, toenails and the pearlized finish on name to emerging growth com- er.com. her earrings. The sculpture was an instant news. This is the difference between small and great minds. ARIES (Mar. 21-Apr. 19). If you stubbornly cling to your own hit with both tourists and local ideas, you won’t know what anyone else thinks. Don’t worry. No residents, so P.S. Resorts were one can change your opinion without your permission. Lock it up pleased to report that Forever Marilyn had extended her stay, in a sacred part of your mind while you consider other sides. TAURUS (Apr. 20-May 20). You have a flair for communication. first to next September, and then It starts beforbegin to build a sense of curiosity and expectation. again until mid-November, GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Writing and transportation are themes when the sculpture moves to a of the day that fit together well. Through writing, you can trans- 42-acre sculpture park in New port yourself and others to a different headspace. And physical Jersey. Last year, P. S. Resorts ortransportation will give you something to write about. ganized a hugely popular outCANCER (June 22-July 22). Maturity doesn’t always equal door Marilyn Monroe movie serestraint. Sometimes it's more evolved to act on an impulse than ries where people could watch hold back. Much depends on the situation. You’ll read it well her classic films and attend a today and act accordingly. concert by an Elton John impersonator. This year, the special events surrounding the sculpture include a Sept. 7 showcase for a Beach Boys tribute band and the “Beatles Experience.” Forever Marilyn will meet you at Palm Canyon and Tahquitz Canyon Drives in downtown Palm Springs.
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who has overseen the leadership program for roughly a decade, to continue to helm the program after three motions to restructure the position failed. “This is probably the second hardest decision we’ve had to make as a board,” Board VP Noah Margo said on Tuesday. “It obviously is not a successful leadership program.” Following last spring's annual ASB trip to San Diego to volunteer with Habitat for Humanity, over 30 ASB students received disciplinary actions ranging from detention to fiveday suspensions as a result of various infractions that happened under Newman's supervision, including alcohol consumption and curfew violation. President Jake Manaster said he was very disappointed that a leadership program didn’t bring about leadership. “This isn’t an easy decision,” he said. “The amount of embarassment that this has brought our community cannot be diminished.” On Tuesday, the board unanimously voted to allow Newman to take a 2/5 leave of absence from teaching English, but voted down reassigning her from her 3/5 ASB teaching position to English. “Reassigning our current ASB teacher back to English does not solve the problem,” said Boardmember Lewis Hall, who emphasized that such a
decision was fiscally irresponsible in light of the high school’s already overstaffed English department. Hall, Manaster and Boardmember Lisa Korbatov all voted down the proposal that would have definitely ousted Newman from leading ASB. “What happened in San Diego was unfortunate, but the administration is taking more of a vindictive approach to dealing with this,” Hall told The Courier after the meeting. Superintendent Gary Woods said that the administration’s decision is not disciplinary, but rather reflects a commitment to restructuring ASB. Former schoolboard student member Jason Friedman, who was among the group of ASB students on the spring trip, urged the board to allow Newman to continue in her capacity. “Newman positively impacts students,” he said. Boardmember Goldberg said that although the board’s vote might give the appearance that Newman’s position with ASB would remain “status quo” and she would lead the class on Wednesday when school resumes, it was “not necessarily” the case. Today, the board is expected to once again take up the issue in closed session in anticipation of Tuesday’s upcoming formal board meeting.
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the petition say there is never any available parking in front of their homes because people park, then walk or ride their bikes to their place of employment. Judson Mock, who lives at 704 N. Crescent and crafted the petition, said permitting parking would make the 700 block of Crescent “the same as every other street in the area.” 15 of 23 residents of single-family homes on the block
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more than 100,000 Jews. “It is said that he who saves a life, it is as if he saved the entire world,” Consul General of Israel David Siegel reminded those in attendance, which included L.A. City Attorney Mike Feuer, Councilman Paul Koretz, L.A. County Supervisor Zev Yarolslavky, L.A. County Sheriff Lee Baca and Congressman Adam Schiff, in addition to local Jewish leaders and dozens of Holocaust survivors. “[Wallenberg] saved not only individuals, but entire generations,
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through Labor Day, The Courier booked a booth to see what all the fuss was about. According to new operating partner Mark Joaquin, roughly 180 guests select the three-course dinner special on Sundays - the popularity of
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us have, beyond the Holocaust, and we must recall for the current generation what it means to display unimaginable courage in the face of unimaginable odds.” Beverly Hills resident Andrew Stevens, a Hungarian Holocaust survivor who aided Wallenberg in his efforts, underscored the need for future generations to know the stories. “Fortunately there are still a few of us living ones from that time and we remember him,” he said. “This wonderful man comes around once in a century.”
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August 9, 2013 | Page 21 with Hawthorne School out of session, which could effect the numbers. The commission directed staff to re-do the study when school starts. Jay Foonberg, a resident who lives on nearby Rexford Drive, said he was concerned permit parking on Crescent would push all the people who would have parked there over to Rexford. “When you close something on Crescent, you’re not solving the problem, you’re simply moving it,” Foonberg.
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communities and leaders. The jewish state will forever enshrine his legacy.” In honor of Wallenberg's impact on the fate of the Jewish People (Wallenberg would have been 101 on Aug. 4), the City of Los Angeles memorialized last Monday as "Raoul Wallenberg Day" in conjunction with a morning ceremony rededicating a statue of Wallenberg 25 years after it was first installed. “Raoul Wallenberg touches this community very deeply,” Feuer told The Courier. “There are so many deep personal connections that all of which prompted the restaurant to add Monday nights to the mix this week. Guests who order the meal can choose from one of three salads, which includes inventive takes on the classic “wedge” and “Caesar” salads, followed by a generous portion of prime rib cooked to perfection (which for a true meat en-
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signed the petition Ultimately, the commission decided to table the discussion until staff could do further research into other alternatives. Those could include extending the possible permit zone to longer than two hours, or allowing residents in the permit zone to have guest parking passes for residents. A traffic study done by City staff showed 41 percent of parking taken up during “peak hours” of 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. The study, however, was done
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Page 22 | August 9, 2013 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE Trustee Sale No. 756301CA Loan No. 0039686795 Title Order No. 120207685 ATTENTION RECORDER: THE FOLLOWING REFERENCE TO AN ATTACHED SUMMARY IS APPLICABLE TO THE NOTICE PROVIDED TO THE TRUSTOR ONLY. PURSUANT TO CALIFORNIA CIVIL CODE 2923.3 NOTE: THERE IS A SUMMARY OF THE INFORMATION IN THIS DOCUMENT ATTACHED YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 10-151999. 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 09-05-2013 at 9:00 AM, CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 11-051999, Book N/A, Page N/A, Instrument 99 2072243, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California, executed by: SUZANNE DE PASSE, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN, as Trustor, NO RED TAPE HOME LOAN, 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: Doubletree Hotel Los Angeles-Norwalk, 13111 Sycamore Drive, Norwalk, CA 90650 Legal Description: PARCEL 1: THAT PORTION OF LOT 4 IN SECTION 2, TOWNSHIP 1 SOUTH, RANGE 15 WEST, SAN BERNARDINO MERIDIAN, IN THE CITY OF LOS ANGELES, IN THE COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES, STATE OF CALIFORNIA, ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL PLAT OF SAID LAND FILED IN THE DISTRICT LAND OFFICE JULY 15, 1890, DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGINNING AT A POINT IN THE WESTERLY LINE OF
THE LAND DESCRIBED IN THE DEED RECORDED IN BOOK 13589 PAGE 270, OFFICIAL RECORDED, RECORDS OF SAID COUNTY, DISTANT THEREON NORTH 0 DEGREES 31' 50'' EAST 295.87 FEET FROM THE SOUTHERLY LINE OF SAID LOT 4; THENCE NORTH 36 DEGREES 33' 23'' WEST 29.42 FEET; THENCE NORTH 7 DEGREES 32' 52'' EAST 55.40 FEET; THENCE NORTH 15 DEGREES 45' 37'' EAST 41.77 FEET TO A POINT, DISTANT NORTH 0 DEGREES 31' 50'' EAST 118.76 FEET FROM THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE NORTH 0 DEGREES 31' 50'' EAST 47.34 FEET ON SAID WESTERLY LINE; THENCE SOUTH 61 DEGREES 41' 53'' EAST 79.13 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 37 DEGREES 05' 58'' EAST 79.47 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 4 DEGREES 07' 37'' WEST 108.40 FEET TO A POINT IN THE NORTHERLY LINE OF THE LAND DESCRIBED IN THE DEED RECORDED IN BOOK 21224 PAGE 363, OFFICIAL RECORDS, RECORDS OF SAID COUNTY, DISTANT NORTH 89 DEGREES 33' 00'' WEST 111.75 FEET THEREON FROM THE NORTHEASTERLY CORNER OF SAID LAND; THENCE SOUTH 9 DEGREES 48' 02'' WEST 76.02 FEET TO A POINT DISTANT NORTH 89 DEGREES 33' WEST 124 FEET FROM THE NORTHEASTERLY CORNER OF THE PARCEL OF LAND DESCRIBED IN THE DEED TO JOHN R. PETRIE AND WIFE, RECORDED IN BOOK 16023 PAGE 38, OFFICIAL RECORDS; THENCE NORTH 41 DEGREES 35' 49'' WEST 101.01 FEET TO THE MOST WESTERLY CORNER OF SAID PARCEL OF LAND FIRST DESCRIBED IN SAID DEED RECORDED IN BOOK 21224 PAGE 363, OFFICIAL RECORDS; THENCE NORTH 36 DEGREES 33' 23'' WEST 52.64 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. PARCEL 2: AN EASEMENT OVER THE TRAVELLED PORTION OF THE STRIP OF LAND DESCRIBED IN THE DEED FROM TITLE INSURANCE AND TRUST COMPANY, RECORDED IN BOOK 30926 PAGE 71, OFFICIAL RECORDS. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $1,509,972.61 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 9701 OAK PASS ROAD BEVERLY HILLS AREA LOS ANGELES, CA 90210 APN Number: 4384-007-017 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
P U B L I C N OT I C E S 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: 08-09-2013 CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY, as Trustee ROSAURA ARMENTA, ASSISTANT SECRETARY California Reconveyance Company 9200 Oakdale Avenue Mail Stop: CA2-4379 Chatsworth, CA 91311 800-892-6902 For Sales Information: www.lpsasap.com or 1-714-7302727 www.priorityposting.com or 1-714-5731965 www.auction.com or 1-800-280-2832 CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY I N F O R M AT I O N 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 three companies: LPS Agency Sales and 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 and Publishing at (714) 573-1965 or visit the Internet Web site
www.priorityposting.com (Click on the link for "Advanced Search" to search for sale information), or auction.com at 1800-280-2832 or visit the Internet Web site www.auction.com, 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. A4404867 08/09/2013, 08/16/2013, 08/23/2013 —————————— NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE TS No. 09-0153880 Doc ID #000853313882005N Title Order No. 09-8467881 Investor/Insurer No. 085331388 APN No. 4385-024-009 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 11/30/2004. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by MARTIN LIPSIC AND JANE LIPSIC, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS, dated 11/30/2004 and recorded 12/7/2004, as Instrument No. 04 3155583, in Book N/A, Page N/A, of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, will sell on 09/05/2013 at 9:00AM, Doubletree Hotel Los AngelesNorwalk, 13111 Sycamore Drive, Norwalk, CA 90650, Vineyard Ballroom at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 9662 WENDOVER DRIVE, 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. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $1,707,316.93. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier's checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a
state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ''AS IS'' condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on a property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder's office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 1800-281-8219 or visit this Internet Web site www.recontrustco.com, using the file number assigned to this case TS No. 09-0153880. 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. DATED: 01/31/2010 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-91401-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281
8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By: Trustee's Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. A-4405106 08/02/2013, 08/09/2013, 08/16/2013 —————————— FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2013140448 The following is/are doing business as: 1) ALTERNATIVES ADDICTION TREATMENT 2) ALTERNATIVES 3) ALTERNATIVES BRAIN INSTITUTE 226 S. Beverly Dr. #225, Beverly Hills, CA 90212; Alternatives Behavioral Health, LLC 226 S. Beverly Dr. #225, Beverly Hills, CA 90212; The business is conducted by: A LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY, registrant(s) has begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein May 17, 2013: Adi Jaffe, Member/Executive Director: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: July 08, 2013; Published: July 19, 26, August 02, 09, 2013 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2013140442 The following is/are doing business as: 1) GERALD DAVID BAUMAN 2) NOBLE SHIELD 9013-1/2 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood, CA 90069; A Box Of Rocks, Inc. 9013-1/2 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood, CA 90069; The business is conducted by: A CORPORATION, registrant(s) has begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein May 28, 2013: Gerald David Bauman, President: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: July 08, 2013; Published: July 19, 26, August 02, 09, 2013 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2013140468 The following is/are doing business as: BABY BOOT CAMP LOS ANGELES (RANCHO PARK-BEVERLY HILLS) 269 S. Beverly Dr. #365, Beverly Hills, CA 90212; Lauren Bendixen 269 S. Beverly Dr. #365, Beverly Hills, CA 90212; The business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL, registrant(s) has begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein July 01, 2013: Lauren Bendixen: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: July 08, 2013; Published: July 19, 26, August 02, 09, 2013 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2013140474 The following is/are doing business as: SIMI VALLEY LOS ANGELES CENTER 12121 Wilshire Blvd. #602, Los Angeles, CA 90025; Wyoming Partners LLC 12121 Wilshire Blvd. #602, Los Angeles, CA 90025; The business is conducted by: A LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY, registrant(s) has NOT begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein: Hooshang Namvar, Manager: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: July 08, 2013; Published: July 19, 26, August 02, 09, 2013 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2013140476 The following is/are doing business as: M K ENTERTAINMENT 8306 Wilshire Blvd. #1535, Beverly Hills, CA 90211; Megan J. Kaspar 8306 Wilshire Blvd. #1535, Beverly Hills, CA 90211; The business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL, registrant(s) has NOT begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein: Megan Kaspar: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: July 08, 2013; Published: July 19, 26, August 02, 09, 2013 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2013140477 The following is/are doing business as: 1) FMS EVENT ACCOUNT 2) FCG EVENT ACCOUNT 3) APOST EVENT ACCOUNT 4) AFE EVENT ACCOUNT 5) POLICE CHARITY EVENT ACCOUNT 6) FIRE FIGHTERS EVENT ACCOUNT 7) SHERIFF CHARITY EVENT ACCOUNT 8) CRIME STOPPERS CHARITY EVENT ACCOUNT 264 S. La Cienega Blvd. #1072, Beverly Hills, CA
90211; Entertainment MD Sports Events & P.R. Inc. 264 S. La Cienega Blvd. #1072, Beverly Hills, CA 90211; The business is conducted by: A CORPORATION, registrant(s) has begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein March 2008: Gary Greene, Director: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: July 08, 2013; Published: July 19, 26, August 02, 09, 2013 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2013140500 The following is/are doing business as: SAPPHIRE COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE SERVICES 215 S. Doheny Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90211; Grace Imamura 215 S. Doheny Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90211; The business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL, registrant(s) has NOT begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein: Grace Imamura: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: July 08, 2013; Published: July 19, 26, August 02, 09, 2013 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2013140499 The following is/are doing business as: 1) PIX 4 NET 2) PROD TV-NET 902 S. Wooster St., Los Angeles, CA 90035; Zaba Chic, Inc. 902 S. Wooster St., Los Angeles, CA 90035; The business is conducted by: A CORPORATION, registrant(s) has NOT begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein: Frank Perez, Owner: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: July 08, 2013; Published: July 19, 26, August 02, 09, 2013 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2013140492 The following is/are doing business as: AUGUST 6527 Olympic Place, Los Angeles, CA 90035; The Third Floor Productions, Inc. 6527 Olympic Place, Los Angeles, CA 90035; The business is conducted by: A CORPORATION, registrant(s) has begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein July 01, 2013: William Hermsen, President: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: July 08, 2013; Published: July 19, 26, August 02, 09, 2013 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2013140490 The following is/are doing business as: OAXACA HAULING & TRASH 1524 2nd Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90019; Crispin Pedro 1524 2nd Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90019; The business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL, registrant(s) has begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein June 03, 2013: Crispin Pedro: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: July 08, 2013; Published: July 19, 26, August 02, 09, 2013 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2013133701 The following is/are doing business as: 1) LA VAPE 2) ECHO VAPE 3) ECHO PARK VAPE 4) ECHO PARK VAPOR 5) ECHO VAPOR 6) LA VAPOR LOUNGE 7) LA VAPORIUM 1166 Glendale Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90026; Dave Nelson 657-D LaVeta Terrace, Los Angeles, CA 90026; The business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL, registrant(s) has NOT begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein: Dave Nelson: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: June 26, 2013; Published: July 19, 26, August 02, 09, 2013 LACC N/C
NOTICE— Fictitious name statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of the county clerk. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (See Section 14400, et seq., Business and Professions Code).
BEVERLY HILLS PROJECT 14-03 CITY OF BEVERLY HILLS PROJECT ADMINISTRATION 345 FOOTHILL ROAD BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA 90210 REQUEST FOR PREQUALIFICATION OF BIDDERS AND PREQUALIFICATION INSTRUCTIONS FOR: REXFORD DRIVE INTERSECTION IMPROVEMENTS PROJECT Notice is hereby given that the City of Beverly Hills (“CITY”) has determined that all bidders for the construction of the Rexford Drive Intersection Improvements (“Project”), must be prequalified prior to submitting a bid on that Project. It is mandatory that all Contractors who intend to submit a bid, fully complete the prequalification questionnaire, provide all materials requested herein, and be approved by the CITY to be on the final qualified Bidders list. No bid will be accepted from a Contractor that has failed to comply with these requirements. If two or more business entities submit a bid as part of a Joint Venture, or expect to submit a bid as part of a Joint Venture, each entity within the Joint Venture must be separately qualified to bid. The last date to submit a fully completed questionnaire is 2:00 PM Thursday, August 22, 2013. Contractors are encouraged to submit prequalification packages as soon as possible, so that they may be notified of omissions of information to be remedied or of their prequalification status in advance of the prequalification deadline for this Project.
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P U B L I C N OT I C E S procedures described below for appealing a prequalification rating. While it is the intent of the prequalification questionnaire and documents required therewith to assist the CITY in determining bidder responsibility prior to bid and to aid the CITY in selecting the lowest responsible bidder, neither the fact of prequalification, nor any prequalification rating, will preclude the CITY from a post-bid consideration and determination of whether a bidder has the quality, fitness, capacity and experience to satisfactorily perform the proposed work, and has demonstrated the requisite trustworthiness. The prequalification packages should be submitted under seal to the Office of the City Clerk, City of Beverly Hills, 455 North Rexford Drive, Room 290, Beverly Hills, CA 90210. The following should be clearly marked on the outside of the package “CONFIDENTIAL PREQUALIFICATION STATEMENT FOR THE REXFORD DRIVE INTERSECTION IMPROVEMENTS PROJECT”
The prequalification packages submitted by Contractors are not public records and are not open to public inspection. All information provided will be kept confidential to the extent permitted by law. However, the contents may be disclosed to third parties for purpose of verification, or investigation of substantial allegations, or in an appeal hearing. State law requires that the names of contractors applying for prequalification status shall be public records subject to disclosure, and the first page of the questionnaire will be used for Answers to questions that purpose. contained in the attached questionnaire Each questionnaire are required. The CITY must be signed under will use these docu- penalty of perjury in the ments as the basis of manner designated at rating Contractors with the end of the form, by respect to whether each an individual who has Contractor is qualified to the legal authority to bid on the Project, and bind the Contractor on reserves the right to whose behalf that percheck other sources son is signing. If any available. The CITY’s information provided by decision will be based a Contractor becomes on objective evaluation inaccurate, the criteria. Contractor must immediately notify the CITY The CITY reserves the and provide updated right to adjust, increase, accurate information in limit, suspend or rescind writing, under penalty of the prequalification rat- perjury. ing based on subsequently learned informa- The CITY reserves the tion. Contractors whose right to waive minor rating changes suffi- irregularities and omisciently to disqualify sions in the information them will be notified, contained in the preand given an opportuni- qualification application ty for a hearing consis- submitted, and to make tent with the hearing all final determinations.
The CITY may also determine at any time that the prequalification process will be suspended for the Project and the Project will be bid without prequalification.
the date of the Notice Inviting Bids for this Project. Prior to the hearing, the Contractor shall, in writing, be advised of the basis for the City’s pre-qualification determination.
Contractors may submit prequalification packages during regular working hours on any day that the offices of the CITY are open. Contractors who submit a complete prequalification package will be notified of their qualification status no later than ten business days after submission of the information.
The hearing shall be conducted by a panel consisting of three members of the Department of Public Works & Transportation senior management staff (the “Appeals Panel”). The Appeals Panel shall consider any evidence presented by the Contractor, whether or not the evidence is presented in compliance with formal rules of evidence. The Contractor will be given the opportunity to present evidence, information and arguments as to why the Contractor believes it should be pre-qualified. Within one day after the conclusion of the hearing, the Appeals Panel will render a written determination as to whether the Contractor is pre-qualified. It is the intention of the CITY that the date for the submission and opening of bids will not be delayed or postponed to allow for completion of an appeal process.
The CITY may refuse to grant prequalification where the requested information and materials are not provided by the due date indicated above. There is no appeal from a refusal for an incomplete or late application, but re-application for a later project is permitted. Neither the closing time for submitting prequalification packages for this Project will be changed in order to accommodate supplementation of incomplete submissions, or late submissions, unless requested by the CITY in its sole Prequalification discretion. Package and related In addition to a contrac- documents may be directly tor’s failure to be pre- downloaded City website: qualified pursuant to the from scoring system set forth http://www.beverlyhills.o in the prequalification rg/business/bidrfpinforpackage, a contractor mation/currentprojecmay be found not pre- tadministrationcipbids/bi qualified for either omis- dno1403rexforddriveinsion of or falsification of, t e r s e c t i o n i m p r o v e any requested informa- mentsproject/ –––––– tion. Where a timely and completed application results in a rating below that necessary to prequalify, an appeal can be made by the unsuccessful Contractor. An appeal is begun by the Contractor delivering notice to the CITY of its appeal of the decision with respect to its prequalification rating, no later than two business days following notification that it is not prequalified. The notice of appeal shall include an address where the Contractor wishes to receive notice of the appeal hearing. Without a timely appeal, the Contractor waives any and all rights to challenge the decision of the CITY, whether by administrative process, judicial process or any other legal process or proceeding. If the Contractor gives the required notice of appeal, a hearing shall be conducted no earlier than five business days after the CITY’s receipt of the notice of appeal and not later than five business days prior to
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2013141727 The following is/are doing business as: DIART INTERIORS 447 N. Doheny Dr. #403, Beverly Hills, CA 90210; Diana B. Greenberg 447 N. Doheny Dr. #403, Beverly Hills, CA 90210; The business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL, registrant(s) has NOT begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein: Diana B. Greenberg: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: July 09, 2013; Published: July 26, August 02, 09, 16, 2013 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2013152762 The following is/are doing business as: 1) BEST SENIOR CARE 2) ANGELS ON CALL SENIOR CARE 10366 Northvale Rd., Los Angeles, CA 90064; Kensongin, Inc. 10366 Northvale Rd., Los Angeles, CA 90064; The business is conducted by: A CORPORATION, registrant(s) has NOT begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein: Sony Alonso, President: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: July 23, 2013; Published: August 02, 09, 16, 23, 2013 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2013148330 The following is/are doing business as: BK VANTAGE 3932 Wilshire Blvd. #100, Los Angeles, CA 90010; Brent Ryan Kaplan 3932 Wilshire Blvd. #100, Los Angeles, CA 90010; The business is con-
ducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL, registrant(s) has NOT begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein: Brent R. Kaplan: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: July 23, 2013; Published: August 02, 09, 16, 23, 2013 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2013148395 The following is/are doing business as: ARTIST’S DREAM 264 S. La Cienega Blvd. #536, Beverly Hills, CA 90211; Michelle D. Reese 264 S. La Cienega Blvd. #536, Beverly Hills, CA 90211; The business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL, registrant(s) has NOT begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein: Michelle D. Reese: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: July 23, 2013; Published: August 02, 09, 16, 23, 2013 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2013148399 The following is/are doing business as: 1) WALLY’S 2) WALLY’S WINE STORAGE 3) WALLY’S WINE 4) WALLY’S WINES 5) WALLY’S CHEESE BOX 6) CHEESE BOX 2107 Westwood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90025; Southwest Wine & Spirits LLC 2107 Westwood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90025; The business is conducted by: A LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY, registrant(s) has begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein June 22, 2013: Christian Navarro, President: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: July 23, 2013; Published: August 02, 09, 16, 23, 2013 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2013148404 The following is/are doing business as: 1) WALLY’S WINE AUCTION 2) WALLY’S AUCTION 2107 Westwood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90025; Wally’s Auction House LLC 2107 Westwood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90025; The business is conducted by: A LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY, registrant(s) has NOT begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein: Christian Navarro, President: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: July 23, 2013; Published: August 02, 09, 16, 23, 2013 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2013148411 The following is/are doing business as: 1) CORNUCOPIA CATERERS 2) THE KITCHEN AT CONSTELLATION 16015 Arminta St., Van Nuys, CA 91406; Quincy’s BBQ, Inc. 10359 Rochester Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90024; The business is conducted by: A LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY, registrant(s) has begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein January 15, 2011: Elliot Mahn, President: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: July 23, 2013; Published: August 02, 09, 16, 23, 2013 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2013148420 The following is/are doing business as: CALIFORNIA CRISP 30423 Canwood St. #128, Agoura Hills, CA 91301; Potatoes, Potatoes, Potatoes, Inc. 10359 Rochester Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90024; The business is conducted by: A CORPORATION, registrant(s) has begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein January 01, 1984: Elliot Mahn, President: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: July 23, 2013; Published: August 02, 09, 16, 23, 2013 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME
STATEMENT 2013148421 The following is/are doing business as: TRATTORIA NATALIE 8681 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90035; Gourmandise Paris, inc. 8681 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90035; The business is conducted by: A CORPORATION, registrant(s) has NOT begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein: Leslie Sultan, Managing Member: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: July 23, 2013; Published: August 02, 09, 16, 23, 2013 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2013148430 The following is/are doing business as: 26 RESTAURANT 8657 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90035; Gourmandise Paris, inc. 8657 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90035; The business is conducted by: A CORPORATION, registrant(s) has NOT begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein: Leslie Sultan, Managing Member: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: July 23, 2013; Published: August 02, 09, 16, 23, 2013 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2013160334 The following is/are doing business as: GREEN PLATE PARTY 817 N. Alfred St. #104, Los Angeles, CA 90069; Landi Stone 817 N. Alfred St. #104, Los Angeles, CA 90069; The business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL, registrant(s) has NOT begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein: Landi Stone: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: August 01, 2013; Published: August 09, 16, 23, 30, 2013 LACC N/C
–––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2013162355 The following is/are doing business as: PAVONE 6408 W. 6th St., Los Angeles, CA 90048; Daniela Zarnegin-Greene 6408 W. 6th St., Los Angeles, CA 90048; The business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL, registrant(s) has NOT begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein: Daniela Zarnegin-Greene: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: August 05, 2013; Published: August 09, 16, 23, 30, 2013 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2013156746 The following is/are doing business as: AMONTILLADO 1716 Purdue Ave. #307, Los Angeles, CA 90025; Ryan Leeder 1716 Purdue Ave. #307, Los Angeles, CA 90025; The business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL, registrant(s) has NOT begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein: Ryan Leeder: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: July 29, 2013; Published: August 09, 16, 23, 30, 2013 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2013160730 The following is/are doing business as: 1) SCHOOL FOLDERS 2) CD MASTERS 5920 Bowcroft St., Los Angeles, CA 90016; Ink & Color Inc. 5920 Bowcroft St., Los Angeles, CA 90016; The business is conducted by: A CORPORATION, registrant(s) has NOT begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein: Mojgan Sowlaty, Vice President: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: August 01, 2013; Published: August 09, 16, 23, 30, 2013
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Rabbi Jacob Pressman BEVERLY HILLS, LITTLE TOWN OF GIANTS
Packed tightly into the little town of Beverly, small in numbers but enormous in influence, is a prestigious combination of glamorous residences and high-level businesses. Numbering in the lower 30,000s, its impact is felt far beyond its borders. Education Partner Its businesses include some of the finest shops and department stores in America, attracting a clientele from far beyond its borders. It boasts a huge number of medical offices where some of the top medical practitioners serve a wide circle of patients. It offers many restaurants catering to a large variety of tastes. Many banks and branches of other financial institutions are located there. It contains the famous Colker swept-wing automobile service station opposite the soon to be opened Wallis-Annenberg perMuslim attacks, Thornton formance center in what was formerly the main post office. If my writes: “result not just from ageing memory failed to include other significant locations, I beg the jihadists that some Westerners dismiss as ‘extremists,’ but from your pardon. It is just that the little island called Beverly Hills mobs of ordinary people, and from government defies description. Oh, and did I mention our little condo across policy and laws that discriminate against from Beverly Hills High School? Christians. … These attacks reveal a consistent ideology of hatred and contempt that transcends national, geographical, and ethnic differences.” Having graduated from BHHS decades ago, I returned to camThe grand mufti of Saudi Arabia, for exam- pus recently. My memory of Beverly High was a clean and maniple, announced that it is “necessary to destroy all cured campus, but what I saw was just the opposite. the churches of the region,” which prompted Walkways are visibly dirty. Drinking faucets are filthy. The landThornton to ask, in the wake of Western silence: scape is a heartache with beds overgrown with dried grass and cov“Is there no limit to our tolerance of Islam?” ered with leaves. It is apparent that no maintenance had been given “Tragically,” Powers of USA Today writes: the campus in months. “Christians have been forced to abandon homeThis does not have the image of a top school, unlike when I lands they have occupied for thousands of years. attended. There is an obvious problem with the maintenance staff Up to two-thirds of Christians have fled Iraq in and supervisors not doing their jobs and not performing to the stanthe past ten years to escape massacres, church dards that were and still should be expected. The worst part is this burnings and constant death threats.” sends a terrible subliminal message to the students. If the physical According to Powers, in Iran, U.S. pastor environment of the school does not reflect respect and excellence, Saeed Abedini has been sentenced to eight years then this attitude has to trickle down to the students. New paint and in prison for preaching Christianity. In Egypt, millions of dollars spent on cosmetics can not mask neglect and Amnesty International blasted the recently subpar maintenance. deposed Islamic Brotherhood government for its Unfortunately I see this same deterioration on littered South failure to protect Coptic Christians from discrim- Beverly and throughout the City. But then of course, not on Rodeo. ination and violence. And in Lebanon, once a One street does not a city make. The standard of excellence which majority Christian country, the former president made Beverly Hills has been lost and replaced with a mentality that complained of a “genocide” against Christians. believes all you have to do is spend enough money. I am sorry to say “The future of Christians in the Middle East that is wrong! The deterioration of the City in general proves it and unless we is very bleak,” Neil Hicks of Human Rights First recapture the attitude of excellence (which does not equate with told Powers. The world media is perfectly OK covering any dollar amount) that made this city, we will certainly lose it for Christine Skirmuntt Ford Muslims killing Muslims, as is happening now in good. ****** Syria. But why does it clam up when Muslims I have heard of ridiculous, outrageous suggestions but to block persecute Christians? Are we afraid to appear “Islamophobic” or bring back memories of the auto traffic on Crescent Drive (or any other main north/south street) with “bollards” is simply outrageous and should never be considered Dark Ages? As a people who know all too well about as a realistic possibility. Bollards are installed in the street to be automatically raised “dark” ages, Jews should not stand idly by. We shouldn’t shy away from unpleasant truths, just when you want to close the street to auto traffic. I hope Beverly Hills’ because the media does. Jews who believe in elected officials do not consider ice skating as an important reason social justice should shine a light on the tragic to close any main street. I feel comfortable in saying “no one ever comes to Beverly Hills plight of persecuted Christians. to ice skate.” Herb Wallerstein Maybe if we make some noise, the president ****** and the pope will follow. The reason given for (former Beverly Hills High School’s track David Suissa is president of TRIBE Media Corp., coach Jeff Fisher’s dismissal is that there is a need for a “change in publisher of the Jewish Journal. This article appeared direction.” What does that mean and how is that going to impact all July 31 at jewishjournal.com. Copyright 2013 Tribe Media Corp. All rights reserved. Reprinted by per- the students on the track team? I would like to let you know of a couple ways that Coach mission. (firstname.lastname@example.org) The Courier endorses the views expressed by Mr. Fisher has positively affected me and my track ability. He always Suissa. encouraged me, whether it was giving a “high five” after I came back from a run, encouraging me to the best I could because he believed in me, or just asking how I was. There is not a day that goes by where I don't think about running, and it is all because of him. Leah Wolchin (BHHS student-athlete) ****** There are two sides to mass communication. I don’t think the Los Angeles Times’ James Rainey and Martha Groves got it all right. Clif Smith is a brilliant, caring man about our City. He says it like it is, references all of it, and works hard at keeping our community well informed. I’m a Beverly Hills’ girl. I grew up in this City. In the ‘50s and ‘60s, this was was truly a village. Now, I feel like we’re living in a Metropolitan city. Buildings are going higher, parking is expensive, and we have some 12 hotels in a five-square mile area. Thanks to Clif, we are updated, in depth, as to any new developments. He is against the MTA subway to be built under our high school. The last City Council had a majority vote, and they were okay with it. I don’t know of a high school that has a subway running under it. The complications and politics in this City are huge. But, now, Sherry Tedeschi Cartoon for The Courier by Janet Salter we have “our” majority who will fight for us.
THE SILENT KILLING OF CHRISTIANS By David Suissa The Middle East may be a raging wildfire, but the eyes of the world are on the revival of the Israeli-Palestinian peace dance — that all-toofamiliar game where the Jewish state makes concessions (such as releasing terrorists) for the privilege of talking to an enemy who demonizes Jews, glorifies terrorists and has already rejected three peace offers. It’s a testament to the general success of the Israeli state that after returning from 10 days there, I am a lot more concerned with what’s happening in the rest of the Middle East. After the heady promise of the Arab Spring two years ago, the situation in the Middle East is now more like the Arab Volcano — with sectarian violence erupting in many areas and the Iranian nuclear threat hovering like a dark force. Instead of unleashing the power of democracy, the Arab Spring has cooked up a lethal brew of festering hatred, economic misery and vicious power struggles. In contrast to that chaos, Israel feels like Club Med. But hidden in all the chaos is a monstrous injustice that has received very little media attention: The rampant persecution of Christians. “Few people realize that we are today living through the largest persecution of Christians in history,” Bruce Thornton, research fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution, wrote on the institute’s Web site. “Estimates of the numbers of Christians under assault range from 100 [million] to 200 million. According to one estimate, a Christian is martyred every five minutes.” It’s odd prominent Christians like President Barack Obama and Pope Francis have been utterly silent about this humanitarian tragedy. As Kirsten Powers wrote recently in USA Today, German Chancellor Angela Merkel asserted late last year that “Christianity is the most persecuted religion in the world,” while former French President Nicholas Sarkozy warned in a 2011 speech that “Christians face a particularly wicked program of cleansing in the Middle East, religious cleansing.” The Atlantic’s Jeffrey Goldberg told Powers “he is shocked that American Christians aren’t regularly protesting outside of embassies drawing attention to this issue,” and he called the persecution of Christians in the Middle East “one of the most undercovered stories in international news.” One Christian who is certainly not keeping quiet is Raymond Ibrahim, a Shillman Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center and associate fellow of the Middle East Forum. In a review of Ibrahim’s new book, Crucified Again: Exposing Islam’s New War On Christians, Thornton writes that Ibrahim, who is fluent in Arabic: “has been tracking what he calls ‘one of the most dramatic stories’ of our time in the reports and witnesses that appear in Arabic newspapers, news shows, and websites, but that rarely get translated into English or picked up by the Western press.” Most of this persecution, according to the book, is by Muslims: “Of the top 50 countries persecuting Christians, 42 have either a Muslim majority or have sizable Muslim populations.” By documenting “hundreds of specific examples from across the Muslim world,” Thornton adds, Ibrahim “shows the extent of the persecution, and forestalls any claims that it is a marginal problem.”
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