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August 16, 2013
Rumors, Emotions, Misinformation: L.A. Times Gets It Wrong Again On Beverly Hills Sports Academy By Laura Coleman The Beverly Hills Unified School District will engage independent counsel to investigate and report on the operation of the Beverly Hills Sports Academy, a fee-based summer
Martha Graham will open the Annenberg Center’s inaugural season. 4
14-week old Miniature Pinscher mix Zeke is available for adoption now! 4
sports and conditioning program held on the Beverly Hills High School campus since 1997. The firm chosen will not be currently engaged in representing BHUSD on any matter. (see ‘ACADEMY,’ page 11)
SCOUTS HONOR—Beverly Hills Boy Scout Troop 33 honored three young men with Eagle Scout Awards last weekend. From left: School Board Member Lisa Korbatov, Councilmember Nancy Krasne, Harrison Baseman, Hans Tercek and Luke Zebrowsky. The three were presented with proclamations.
City Council To Study Bacteria In Water Supply Happy 100th birthday to Beverly Hills resident Dorothy Goldman! 5
By Matt Lopez After soaking in all the information over the course of several meetings, the Public Works Commission last Thursday finalized a memo to the City Council with a report on the December 2012 positive test of bacteria in Beverly Hills’ water supply. (see ‘WATER,’ page 7)
WELCOME BACK—Hawthorne Principal Kathy Schaeffer was happy to welcome students back to school Wednesday. Pictured (from left): Schaeffer, Adina Eastman, Gabriel Nafeh, Maddison Neman, Benji Gotfried, Joshua Korori and teacher Anita Naiman. For more on the first day of school in Beverly Hills, see page 5. Courier Photo By Chantel Bernabo BEVERLY HILLS BRAWL— WWE turned “The Pink Lady” into the squared circle Tuesday for a press conference at The Beverly Hills Hotel promoting Sunday’s “Summerslam” event. Pictured (from left): WWE Champ John Cena with his challenger, Daniel Bryan. For more info, see page 4. Courier Photo By Matt Lopez
Last week’s rescue dog Lily found a home thanks to The Courier’s readers! 5
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REAGAN FOUNDATION HONORS MEEHAN—Paula Kent Meehan hosted a recent reception at her Beverly Hills home on behalf of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation. At the event, the foundation presented Meehan with a bronze maquette statue of former president Reagan in appreciation of her donation which named the new Statuary Hall at the entrance to the Reagan’s private quarters in the foundation offices. Meehan’s gift, when combined with previous donations to the foundation, is worth more than $1 million. T. Boone Pickens, longtime member of the foundation board of trustees, made the presentation to Meehan who had her lifetime best friend Debbie Reynolds on hand to help celebrate. Pictured left to right are: columnist and foundation board member Peggy Noonan, Meehan, Pickens and Reynolds.
Funeral services will be held at noon Saturday for USC Trustee Barbara J. Rossier, namesake of the university’s Rossier School of Education. She died Sunday at age 78 after
New BHHS Cross Country Coach Takes Helm Amid Controversy By Laura Coleman As Dwayne Washington settled into his first week as Beverly Hills High School’s new cross country head coach with fairly big shoes to fill, The Courier caught up with him for an interview. The Courier: When did you start working with the district? Dwayne Washington: Two years ago in 2011. I was the freshman cross country coach, (see ‘WASHINGTON,’ page 15)
USC Trustee Rossier Dies At 78 After Cancer Battle
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Local landmark designation denied for Beverly Hills ready cut home. 8 •Health & Wellness 12 •Dr. Fran Walfish 13 •Birthdays 16
a battle with lung cancer, according to the university. “The entire Trojan family mourns the passing of Barbara Rossier,” USC President C.L. (see ‘ROSSIER,’ page 9)
A BEVY OF BEAUTIES — Lily Collins and Ashley Greene joined the beauties during the premiere of The Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones at the Arclight in Hollywood, where fans screamed and yelled as the beauties paraded the Red Carpet. A hot night for the fashionistas whose designer dresses, jewelry and hairstyles made noises. For more photos, see George Christy’s column on page 6.
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Beauty News & Notes Estée Lauder President, CEO, Fabrizio Freda has demonstrated an exceptional agility to connect with employees, analysts, consumers and most importantly, the Lauder family, since assuming his current position in July of 2009. By bringing a strategic focus and discipline to Lauder’s creative core, Freda has driven the company to record sales and profitability. Among the financial figures he likes to cite: The company has added $3 billion in sales in the last four years to top $10 billion for fiscal year 2013. Operating profit has tripled, operating margin has increased from 7 to about 15 percent, the dividend has increased 162 percent and Lauder’s market capitalization has risen from $6 billion in June of 2009 to almost $26 billion four years later. That performance makes Freda one of the most effective chief executives in business today. “The most important concept is being open to change,” Freda says. “Progress and growth depend on agility, on innovation, on adaptability. In nature, the animals that live the
longest, that survive, are not the strongest, they are the most adaptable.” Freda has noted a key theme of his corporate transformation. “The best definition of change is a prayer from St. Francis of Assisi that says, God help me to change the things I have to change and help me accept the things you want me to accept, but most importantly, give me the ability to distinguish between the first and the second. In fact, Freda has been masterful at determining which aspects of the company are assets not to be tinkered with and which areas need modernizing, rethinking and restructuring, say people inside and outside of Lauder—and therein lies the secret to his success. Under the “protect” heading comes the company’s core values instilled by the Lauder family and the tenure of many of its veteran senior executives, some of whom have been with the firm for decades. “He has eliminated the silos of the company, brought everyone together as a team and made them the most ef-
fective team we’ve had in our history,” says Leonard A. Lauder, chairman emeritus of the company, who professes absolute delight about Freda’s performance thus far. “He’s doing great.” “He has brought a way of thinking to our business that we were not used to in the past that helps us focus on where we’re going in the future,” says William Lauder. “He is a very quick study in terms of understanding and identifying issues, what they are and what the right approach is to get our company to the right place.” “You need to get the information of what the consumer thinks, their aspirations, their dreams, to inspire creativity. But then you need to create not what the consumer tells you. You need to create something which is different, something consumers don’t yet know they want but can not do without after,” he says. “If you look at the financial implications of just doing what the consumer wants, who’s going to win in the end? The low-cost producer. We are not the low-cost producer.” WWD
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Kathryn Smith’s Notebook... • Overbooked? Not Overlooked — Getting on an overnight flight can be stressful, but imagine having to sit next to your arch nemesis. Jennifer Aniston and Angelina Jolie almost had to face this on a flight from Los Angeles to London. The “missus and the ex” would have created in-flight entertainment for other guests; but Aniston’s team caught wind of the impending disaster and booked a different flight. Snakes on a plane? Try catfight on a plane! Aniston, 44, recently released her comedy We’re the Millers, co-starring Jason Sudeikis and Emma Roberts. Jolie, 38, will release her Disney film, Maleficent, a prequel to classic Sleeping Beauty, in 2014. It was also announced that Jolie’s 2010 spy thriller Salt will be getting a sequel. Brad Pitt’s former and current lady loves have been feuding for years. This was a crisis well averted! • Copying “The Beast” — By now we should all be used to the outlandish actions of the Kardashians. Kanye West just bought $2.4 million worth of DARTZ Prombron Iron Diamond
armored cars for his family, daughter North and babymama Kim Kardashian. Inspired by President Obama’s massive Cadillac (widely referred to as “The Beast”), the rapper now has two of these monsters. The kidnap- and bulletproof cars are a bit much, but apparently West is paranoid enough to plunk down the price. Maybe he knows something. Let’s hope he’s just not taking any chances.
Heidi Klum wears Twelth Street by Cynthia Vincent’s Spring 2013 Cold Shoulder Ombre Cattaw this week. Fall items now showing at: The Cooper Design Space 860 South Los Angeles Street.
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Jill Bakhsh Named Assistant Principal At Horace Mann By Chantel Bernabo Horace Mann is starting the new school year with a brand new assistant principal. Jill Bakhsh, Horace Mann’s new AP, is an Oklahoma native who actually began her teaching career in Beverly Hills as a traveling EL teacher between Horace Mann and Beverly Vista. As her career path progressed she had become a full time EL and (see ‘HORACE MANN’ page 10)
READY TO PLAY—At Tuesday’s special Recreation and Parks Commission meeting, representatives from Kompan and GameTime playground equipment presented their design proposals to the commission for the new playground at the soon-to-be-renovated Roxbury Park Community Center. Pictured left: the proposed design from GameTime for the 5-12 age group. Pictured right: the proposed design from Kompan for the 512 age group.
ZEKE!—Zeke is a 14week old Miniature Pinscher mix puppy that weighs a mere four-pounds. Those interested in adopting this little guy with a big personality may contact Kira Lorsch at 4Dogs@RHLgroup.com or c a l l ShelterHopepetShop.org at 818-453-5798.
Recreation & Parks Commission Mulls New Roxbury Park Playground Equipment By Matt Lopez When it comes to playground equipment at the soonto-be-renovated Roxbury Park, the Recreation and Parks Commission is not playing around.
The commission held a special meeting on the matter Tuesday, its second meeting on the playground equipment in the last two weeks. The goal of the meeting
was to receive presentations from the two equipment vendors currently under consideration. Both Kompan and Game(see ‘PLAYGROUND’ page 10)
Beverly Hills Smackdown! WWE Wrestling Superstars Invade The Beverly Hills Hotel Updated from www.bhcourier.com
By Matt Lopez The Beverly Hills Hotel hosted the superstars of the squared circle Tuesday afternoon as WWE superstars filled the hotel’s Crystal Ballroom to promote Sunday’s WWE Sum-
merslam pay-per-view event at Staples Center downtown. Wrestling titans like WWE Champ John Cena, Paul “Triple H” Levesque, Stephanie McMahon, CM Punk and Daniel Bryan were on hand to
promote what the WWE bills as the “biggest party of the summer.” WWE Champ John Cena was lauded at the press conference for having granted over (see ‘WWE’ page 10)
Planning Commission Could Change Roof Lunchroom Code By Matt Lopez A little-discussed piece of Beverly Hills code became the center of attention during a Planning Commission study session Monday. The commission discussed the ability for buildings to add a rooftop lunchroom if they so desire. Current municipal code
says any building may add a rooftop lunchroom, as long the building meets the maximum height and floor area requirement of the City. The request came from former Mayor Joe Tilem, on behalf of a client at Beverly Drive who was hoping to add the lunchroom to the rooftop when (see ‘ROOFTOP’ page 9)
BHUSD Talks Measure E At Chamber GCAC Meeting
V.I.P. VISITOR—Rev. Kenneth Meshoe (left), founder/president of the African Christian Democratic Party, the only pro-Israel political party in South Africa, stopped by City Hall on Friday to visit with Beverly Hills Mayor John Mirisch (second, from left). Rev. Meshoe is in the U.S. with his wife Lydia and daughter Esther Meshoe (right) to promote awareness of their new NGO, Defend Embrace Invest Support Israel (DEISI). Mayor Mirisch presented the Rev. Meshoe with a certificate honoring his friendship with Israel and service to the Republic of South Africa.
By Laura Coleman In preparation for next year’s expected ballot measure on just what exactly should be done about Measure E, BHUSD Superintendent Gary
By Anton Saleh More than four decades old, Beverly Hills High School's KBEV broadcasting program is still going strong, churning out bright and talented young journalists each year. KBEV has been a driving force behind the future of many graduated seniors that are now pursuing degrees in journalism and production. The program's director Romeo Carey describes KBEV as “one of the strongest senior classes in broadcasting and journalism.” Among the recent KBEV alumni moving on are Jack Ross, who will be attending the Annenberg School of Communication at USC in the fall and Daniel Dalah, KBEV—Pictured: BHHS students in the KBEV program who will attend USC as a film studies ma(see ‘KBEV’ page 14)
Woods and Board of Education President Jake Manaster on Thursday reached out to the business community through the Chamber of Commerce’s (see ‘GCAC’ page 9)
GRAHAM AT THE ANNENBERG— Martha Graham Dance Company will open the inaugural season at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts 500-seat Goldsmith Theater on Nov. 8. The first season will also include a new production of Parfumerie, directed by Mark Brokaw, Jessica Lang Dance in their West Coast debut and Noel Coward’s Brief Encounter.
Beverly Hills High School’s KBEV Broadcast Program Kicks Off 45th Year
hard at work. From left: Natalie Gordon, Josh Hassid, Matt Yamodin, Omeed Hakiminipour and Brian Eliayhou.
COURIER HEADS TO HONG KONG—Resident and Rotary Club of Beverly Hills member Wanda Presburger traveled to Hong Kong last month with her daughter, Beverly Hills High School alumna Kinga Sarabia. Of course, they took a copy of The Courier with them! To join the “Carry The Courier” club with Wanda and Kinga, take a picture of yourself with The Courier on vacation and e-mail mlopez@bhcourier. com.
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>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Beverly Hills High ASB Head Loren Newman Now A Teacher Without A Class By Laura Coleman Last Friday, the Board of Education voted 2-3 against assigning Loren Newman to continue overseeing the Beverly Hills High School Associated Student Body or to take up a position in the English Department, effectively leaving the tenured high-school teacher
without a position at the start of this academic year. Board VP Noah Margo and boardmember Brian Goldberg voted to assign Newman to a position within the district. “We have a teacher that does not have a position or an assignment,” Board President Jake Manaster said following
the vote. Boardmember Lewis Hall said a decision to remove her from overseeing ASB was a “financial hardship on the school” given that her position has already been budgeted for an the English Department is already over-staffed. (see ‘NEWMAN’ page 14)
ANOTHER HAPPY ENDING— Last week Lily was featured as the Rescue Dog of the Week. Hyonchin Im (left) and her sons went to meet Lily at Shelter Hope Pet Shop, a rescue-only humane pet store, that same day. Lily found her new family within hours of her debut in The Courier. Another happy ending...and new beginning. Thanks to all the loyal readers of The Courier for constantly opening your homes to our furry friends. Check back each each issue for new rescue pets of the week.
Planning Commission Slaps Controversial Bar The Phoenix With Several Restrictions By Matt Lopez On Monday, the Planning Commission came down hard on The Phoenix, a bar and restaurant in the City that had been creating a lot of buzz among neighbors for its loud noise well into the wee hours of the morning. At a special meeting, the commission had the option to revoke the existing Development Plan Review and Extended Hours Permit for The Phoenix, at 14 N. La Cienega Blvd. Instead, the commission decided it will allow the restaurant to remain open, (see ‘THE PHOENIX’ page 14)
CENTENNIAL BIRTHDAY—Former Beverly Hills Mayor Jimmy Delshad presented a 100-year birthday proclamation to Dorothy Goldman on behalf of the City Council. Born in Massachusetts to Russian immigrant parents, she is still very active enjoying bridge, poker and bingo.
The Phoenix Bar & Restaurant at 14 N. La Cienega Blvd. BACK TO SCHOOL —Horace Mann PTA moms celebrated back-to-school this week with a Huskynation BBQ. Pictured left (from left): Janine Kleerup, Jenny Huang, Amy Galst and Phyllis Yosef.
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BHUSD Students Head Back To School Earlier Than Ever By Laura Coleman If you thought this was a quick summer break for Beverly Hills schools, you were right. After less than two months of school-free time, on Wednesday, Beverly Hills students headed back to school.
ICE CREAM SOCIAL —To welcome incoming kindergartners and their families to the campus, the El Rodeo PTA hosted an Ice Cream Social at the school last week for parents and students to meet, get assimilated and, of course, enjoy plenty of delicious ice cream. Pictured (from left): El Rodeo students Lily Nol, Emily Gilberg, Sophie Gilberg, Ximena Morales and Livi Maizes at the Ice Cream Social.
ribeye.” Richard R. Frank, president/CEO of Lawry’s Restaurants, stated: “Since we know beef best, we are now bringing guests our version of this American steak classic, a whole
(see ‘BACK TO SCHOOL’ page 10)
The Beverly Hilton To Host Friendly House Awards Oct. 26 Friendly House L.A. is presenting its 24th annual awards luncheon on Saturday, Oct. 26, at The Beverly Hilton. The event honors Winn Claybaugh, author of Be Nice (Or Else!) and dean/co-founder of hair care giant Paul Mitchell’s schools with the “Humanitarian of the Year” award; plus Sydney Holland, owner/CEO of Rich Hippie Productions and co-owner of fashion brand “Liv Grn” with
the “Woman of the Year” award. Viola Davis and Sumner Redstone serve as honorary cochairs with Peggy Albrecht and Michael Hollingsworth as event co-chair. The luncheon begins a noon preceded with a reception and silent auction. Individual tickets are $150. Call at 323-904-4400 or visit www.FriendlyHouse LA.org.
BHUSD Citizens’ Oversight Committee Seeks New Members By Laura Coleman Citizens’ Oversight Committee members can now stay on for a third term, following Tuesday night’s unanimous vote by the Board of Education tp extend the maximum num-
ber to three. As a result, the Beverly Hills Unified School District is is now actively seeking out new applicants for to join the COC. (see ‘COC’ page 14)
MISS LATVIA WINNING THE HEARTS OF ANGELENOS– Kristina Djadenko of Beverly Hills, a former “Miss Latvia,” was recently honored with a certificate of recognition by the city of Los Angeles for her various achievements in the arts, music, figure skating, higher education, broadcasting, and charities for underprivileged children across the globe. Her upcoming KristiD television show has the goal of inspiring young woman to discover and foster their inner beauty.
Lawry’s: The Prime Rib On La Cienega Introduces Ribeye–First Addition To Menu In Two Decades By John L. Seitz Lawry’s The Prime Rib on La Cienega, currently celebrating its 75th anniversary, this week introduced the first new addition to its menu in 20 years. It is called the “Lawry’s
This academic year marks the culmination of a three-year process to move up the school start date in an effort to more favorably align students and teachers with state testing, Superintendent Gary Woods told
standing 12 or 24-ounce rib roast grilled to order with a seared, caramelized texture and the savory flavor which only comes from charbroiling.” Corporate Executive Chef (see ‘LAWRY’S’ page 7)
15th Annual 5K Walk/Run For Suicide Prevention Sept. 22 By Laura Coleman The Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services will hold its 15th annual walk/run for suicide prevention next month in Culver City on Sunday Sept. 22
in an effort to bring greater awareness to the consequences of suicide and cut down on the roughly 35,000 suicide-related deaths that oc(see ‘5K RUN’ page 14)
Monroe: “I wanted to promote her career. Nobody ever glanced at Marilyn. You’d see these beautiful girls, the most chic girls in town, who spent a fortune at the beauty parlor and on their clothes, and everybody said, ‘Darling, you’re looking wonderful!’ And then they’d ignore them. The men, not the women. The men would gather in the corner and start telling jokes or talking deals. The only time they talked about the girls was to say whether they scored with them the night before.
Producer, director, man-about-town Henry Jaglom (at right) met weekly with the legendary Orson Welles from 1983-1985, and recorded their conversations. Vanity Fair’s Peter Biskind edited them into a book, My Lunches With Orson, which is the talk of the town with Orson’s juicy dish.
idweek. Orson Welles’ re-edited Touch Of Evil (1958) is being screened at the The Aero. Built in 1939 by the Donald Douglas Company for the aircraft employees working shifts around the clock. Movies 24-hours daily to entertain and relax the workers, and named Aero as a salute to the aircraft industry. Renovated not long ago with a top notch sound system, the theater remains at its same site. On Montana Avenue in Santa Monica. Scheduling caches of movie classics every week.
Wolfgang Puck was cooking before launching Spago. Dining with him through the ’80s, Henry began recording their conversations from 1983. Orson died two years later.
ad enough that I – and every other director – have to compete historically with Orson as a filmmaker,” reflects Oscar-winner Steven Soderbergh. “Now we have to compete with him as a pure storyteller and a true raconteur, a man whose breadth of knowledge may never be equaled again in this industry … his declamations on every subject are alternatively penetrating, illuminating, shocking, rude, funny, true ... I read it all in one sitting, can’t imagine anyone doing otherwise.”
t Touch Of Evil’s 7:30 PM screening, every seat was taken. Yes, a full house. Astonishing to find a large young crowd, admitting their infatuation with Welles and his Hollywood career, movies and uicy observations and outsized personality. “Why is it we can’t get enough of him?” fierce opinions from Orson’s wondered 22-year-old Pearl grandiose memory bank domiOn Marilyn Katz and her one-year-older nate the book. boyfriend Tommy Yee. “He’s a cinema hero.”
would point out Marilyn to Fox’s D a r r y l Zanuck and say: ‘What a sensational girl.’ He w o u l d a n s w e r, ‘She’s just another stock p l a y e r . We’ve got a hundred of them. Stop pushing these ***** on me. We’ve got her for $125 a week.’ And then, about six months later, Darryl was paying Marilyn $400,000 a week, and the men began looking at her.”
n the art of deception: “I went to a shop that sold exotic minerals, and bought one of those funny-looking stones. I came on the Johnny Carson Show and said, ‘There are only seven of these in the world. And I have permission, just for tonight, to show it on television, because these stones are being studied at leading universities. The writing on the spine of this stone is extraterrestrial, and we have no idea how either got there. If you have a watch or a clock that doesn’t work anywhere in your house, or on your person, this stone will make it go.’ At that moment, when I held up the stone, the clock in the studio at NBC,
which had gone on the blink, wrote and directed that several noteworthy European filmmakstarted to tick.” ers are anxious to remake. ingers a-plenty: Norma Charlton Heston stars as a Shearer (“dumb, dumb, dumb”) upright Mexican narcotics offi… Humphrey Bogart (“well- cer honeymooning with bride educated, upper class Janet Leigh. Orson Welles American trying to be tough. costars as the morally corrupt physically repellent You didn’t believe him as a and police chief. tough guy”) ... George Raft American (“knew he was the world’s Cameos by Marlene Dietrich, worst actor”) … Ingrid Bergman Joseph Cotten, Zsa Zsa Gabor, (“not an actress, just barely able Dennis Weaver, Keenan Wynn. to get through a scene … but a Musical score by Henry real star …what is incredible is Mancini. the quality of stardom. And he Aero awaits for those whether it’s acting or not is a useless argument. Because the of us curious to catch up with star thing is a different animal. classics or the contemporary independent films. George It breaks all the rules.” Lucas’ revolutionary Star Wars, scaping the death wish: say. Steven Spielberg’s power“The chief reason for most self- ful Schindler’s List … Alfred destruction is the death wish, Hitchcock’s mystifying Vertigo which almost everybody has, to … David Lean’s sweeping one degree or another. And Lawrence of Arabia … Otto people who are actively cre- Preminger’s haunting Laura … ative, or actively and fruitfully Michael Curtiz’s 1942 in love, or involved in the living Casablanca, which packs the world escape it. But it’s always Aero time and again. there. And people who assume attitudes of a romantic nature, heck the Aero calendar that have to do with ego, are online. General admission’s particularly prone – like $11; students and seniors $9; Narcissus who drowned in his $13 for 3-D shows. own image. The ultimate act, in some way, of self-love.” he films are also presented on the big screen at he Purple Gang of Hollywood’s 1922 Egyptian Detroit: “Before the unions, it Theatre, built for $800,000 by was all Mafia. But no one Sid Grauman, who hosted the called it the Mafia. Just said first-ever film premiere, which ‘the mob.’ And, mainly, the starred Douglas Fairbanks in Purple Gang. They controlled Robin Hood. all the blue-collar guys who projected the movies, pushed oth theaters are operated the dollies, swept the floors. through the auspices of the They controlled the Teamsters American Cinemateque, found… and when MGM’s L. B. ed during the ’80s by Gary Mayer needed extra money, he Essert and Garry Abrams. got it from the Purple Gang When he wanted strong-arm eighborhood treasures. work, he’d call the Purple Gang Not to be missed. who’d send their tough guys Online at www.bhcourier.com/georgechristy into town.”
ack now to the Aero and O r s o n Welles’ Touch Of Evil, an early noir which he
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ood news arrived lately for these Wellesian devotees. Young or ageless. Metropolitan Books has published My Lunches With Orson, Conversations Between Henry Jaglom And Orson Welles, edited by film chronicler Peter Biskind, author of bestselling books about Hollywood and an editor with Vanity Fair.
director, producer and man-about-town, Henry Jaglom met Orson in 1978 at the long-gone restaurant Ma Maison on Melrose Avenue where Page 6 | August 16, 2013
Miley Cyrus was a hit during the 2013 Teen Choice Awards at the Gibson Amphitheatre Hailee Steinfeld
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WATER (Continued from page 1)
As The Courier previously reported, in December, the City found six positive tests for coliform bacteria in its water supply. The City took three months, however, to actually notify the public of the positive test results. That delay in noticing provoked a violation notice from the State Department of Public Health. In July, the commission grilled City staff on what oversights may have led to the positive test and what has been done to remedy the situation. At that meeting, the commission learned several details of the contamination that had not been revealed to the public. The City’s Water Operations Manager said at that time there were six positive samples, but not all six were taken on the same day. One was from Dec. 4, while the other five were taken on Dec. 24. Furthermore, the samples were taken from different areas of the City. Four were from a zone fed by the Greystone water reservoir, another was from a zone fed by the Sunset Boulevard Reservoir and the sixth was from one of those two locations, although Watson wasn’t sure which. The memo to the City Council says that some of the issues that led to the positive test appear to stem “from apparent chronic, systemic training, administrative and oversight deficiencies in the water section of the Public Works Department, including inadequate training of the responsible individual, the functioning Water Quality Specialist.” That position had been filled on a rotating basis since the previous permanent employee left the City. The memo highlights what the commission believes, after a report from City staff, to be some of the most likely causes of the positive test. One being that because the caulking in the Greystone
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Ryan Wilson, a fourth generation family member and developer of the ribeye cooking technique, added: “It’s exciting to introduce our first menu change since we added some seafood
reservoir may not be adequate to prevent the intrusion of ground water, that contaminant's found their way into the water system. Another issue in the Greystone reservoir was a circulatory device called the Solar Bee was non-functional for an unknown amount of time (most of the coliform samples came from the zone supplied by Greystone.) As a result, the commission requested enhanced preventative maintenance of the Solar Bee system. The commission also believes Greystone water aged as a result of the rehabilitation of Reservoir 4A. While that reservoir was out of service for work, the water level at Greystone couldn’t be lowered because reservoir 3A had to be kept full to supply the zone normally supplied by reservoir 4A. The commission’s memo says it is “particularly concerned about the delayed notification of our residents and of the commission itself. We believe we have made it quite clear to the DPW that this must not be repeated in any fashion.” “We need clean water, we want the standard of the water to be 110 percent, not 90 percent,” Commissioner Joe Shooshani said. “That’s what we expect from Beverly Hills and nothing less.” The commission discussed whether it felt comfortable declaring that the City’s water is now safe, but decided against making that declaration. “The samplings taken since this event have come up showing safe water,” Commissioner Ron Shalowitz said. “At this point we have to go by the results of the sampling, but I’m not comfortable making any further claims.” Assistant City Manager Mahdi Aluzri said he hoped the memo would come before the City Council in September. Chair Barry Pressman directed staff to distribute the letter to the City Council as soon as possible. special two decades ago.” Established in 1938 by Lawrence L. Frank and his brother-in-law Walter Van de Kamp, Lawry’s The Prime Rib is the only original member of Beverly Hills’ Restaurant Row still in business today. For information, visit www.LawrysOnline.com.
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No Landmark Designation For Pacific Ready Cut Home By Matt Lopez Upon further inspection, the Sterling - Pacific Ready Cut Home at 724 N. Camden Dr. doesn’t quite meet the City of Beverly Hills’ landmark standards. That was the decision of the Cultural Heritage Commission at a special meeting on Aug. 7, when it decided not to designate the home as a landmark. The home was one of about 37,000 Pacific Ready Cut “kit” homes sold throughout California and neighboring states from around 1908 to 1940. When the commission initiated landmark proceedings on the project in June (which essentially means it wanted to study more info on the home before making a decision), it lauded the properNOT A LANDMARK—This Pacific Ready Cut Home at 724 N. Camden Dr. was deter- ty for its unique design. After a landmark designation commined by the Cultural Heritage Commission at a special meeting last week to not meet the criteria set forth to be considered a local Beverly Hills landmark. mittee, consisting of Chair Richard Waldow and commissioner Noah Furie, visited the home it was determined that
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one important finding simply could not be met. Among other things, the commission must find that the home retains the architectural integrity from its period of significance. “That is where I think this property runs into some issues,” Waldow said. “It’s not a question of is this an attractive property or unattractive property. In terms of appearance, whether or not it actually maintained its integrity from that period becomes difficult to see as a certainty.” Two of the biggest issues the commission had with the home were a porch addition and hip roof portions that were added in the 1940s. The hip roof addiction alters the right side of the house fairly dramatically, the commission found. “We felt that breakup of the design had a severe impact on the historic integrity,” Furie said.
Median Home Prices Continue To Rise, L.A. County Up 28.8%In July From 2012 (CNS) The median price of a home in Los Angeles County increased by 28.8 percent in July, compared with the same month a year ago,while the number of homes sold rose by 17.8 percent, real estate information service DataQuick announced this week.
The median price of a Los Angeles County home was $425,000 last month, up from $330,000 in July 2012. A total of 8,353 homes were sold in the county, up from 7,091 during the same month last year.
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they open their new business. Under current City code, the building is considered too small and would have to do a tear down, then build a much bigger building back up to meet City requirements. One major benefit of a rooftop lunchroom for some building owners is that it does not require any extra parking. Tilem’s client’s building does not have the ability to provide additional parking spaces. The commission agreed that the code was likely written for a specific project years ago, and while the City’s interpretation of the code was correct, it simply didn’t agree with the code and should probably look into changing it. “As a policy issue, it does not make sense that we would encourage people to tear down what is a nice little building... in order to be afforded this benefit,” Rosenstein said. The commission asked Tilem and his client to submit a formal request to amend the code to the City. From there, City staff said it would do its best to move the request along as quickly as possible to render a decision for the applicant.
Max Nikias said. “With her extraordinary energy, unshakable integrity and abiding commitment to providing excellent educational opportunities for everyone, she was an inspiration to us all.” Rossier, a licensed clinical and educational psychologist, was president of the Rossier Educational & Mental Health Enterprises Inc, which provides mental health services for students at public and private schools. She received master’s degree in educational guidance at USC in 1962 and later married fellow Trojan alumnus Roger Rossier. The couple donated $20 million to the USC School WOMEN’S CLUB CELEBRATES NEW BOARD—New president of the Beverly Hills Women’s Club, Mumsey Nemiroff, recently hosted a luncheon for new board members in her art-filled Beverly Hills home. Founded in 1916, and with 320 members, the group currently supports such charities as AVIVA, the Salvation Army’s Bessie Pregerson Center, Good Shepherd Shelter, L.A. Regional Food Bank and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Activities for members include classes, hobby and sport groups, monthly art lectures, field trips, and luncheons and evening events with distinguished guest speakers. There is also a philanthropically active Junior Member group. Pictured are, from left, back: Tiffany Brown Clinton, Brenda Chandler Cooke, Tricia Dunn Grey, Jane Dorian (VP), Leona Horowitz (secretary), Beulah Ku, Marcella Ruble and Tanna Larson (office manager). In front are: Aggie Rees (treasurer), Agnes-Nicole Winter, Nemiroff, Tricia Greaves Nelson and Leslie Shlecter. Not pictured: Dana Reston Lyons, and Claudia Deutsch. Photo by Maxine Picard
of Education in 1998 which, at the time, was the largest gift ever given to an educational school in the country. Rossier became a USC trustee in 1999, and also served on the boards of directors of the Orange County High School of the Arts and the Pacific Symphony Orchestra. She is survived by her husband and sons, Dan and Steve; grandchildren Jennifer, Seth and Sophia; and daughters-inlaw Linda and Anne. A viewing will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Fairhaven Memorial Park and Mortuary in Santa Ana, followed by her memorial service tomorrow.
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Government Affairs Committee and offered themselves as resources to help answer questions. “This is a complicated conversation,” Woods told the roughly two dozen business leaders who attended yesterday’s monthly meeting. “This is about the buildings of our schools that need to be redone.” Following the school board’s June 25 vote to raise property taxes for this tax year in preparation for issuing Measure E-related school-building bonds—a vote that voided an earlier promise that property taxes would not be raised —the board pledged to take the decision back to voters before actually going out for the bonds. “We have about a year to make some decisions with our community,” Manaster said. “The greatest impact is going to be for the people who have commercial property. “It’s particularly important to me that there be a balance between businesses and residents in town.” The first question following a presentation by district financial advisors Keygent was from Myra Lurie, former board president who was part of the board that sold voters on approving the $334 million Measure E bond: “How do you reconcile what was done to voters...that taxes would not be raised.” “Changes in circumstances usually cause changes in remedies,” he said. “The work that needs to be done is a musthave.”
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the financial constraints presented to them and also to see what types of equipment the commission seemed to prefer. Costs for the new playground are anticipated to be $150,000. Little movement was made Tuesday in terms of deciding on favored color schemes, pieces or types of equipment. The commission did, however, agree that it would like to tour other parks in Southern California that currently house equipment from the two vendors.
Those include parks in Fox Hills and Westchester, among other cities, before making any further decisions. GameTime’s playground equipment is installed at La Cienega Park currently and has been there about five years, the City’s Parks and Urban Forest manager Ken Pfalzgraf said. Pfalzgraf said the only real issue has been damage to the slide, but he suspects that was done by a large adult and didn’t view it at as a problem with the equipment.
week’s earlier than the 2013 crop that graduated on June 14 —will set seniors up for a more advantageous position when it comes to securing internships and summer jobs. “It’s very challenging to make the switch,” he said.
Also, for the first time ever, Beverly Hills students’ will enter the two-week winter break on Dec. 20 at the close of first semester. Second semester begins Jan. 6, 2014.
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400 wishes to children via the Make-a-Wish foundation, the most of any celebrity. Cena will defend his championship at Sunday’s event against challenger Daniel Bryan. Cena told The Courier he makes it out to Beverly Hills about five times a year and enjoys shopping in the City. He said he always makes a stop at Louis Vuitton. “There’s amazing shopping, it’s just a beautiful city,” Cena told The Courier. “Just driving through the streets and seeing the architecture of the homes, it’s really like no other place on earth.” Sunday will mark the fifthstraight year Staples Center and Los Angeles have hosted Summerslam. – Anton Saleh and Chantel Bernabo contributed to this article.
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For over 13 years, the program has been run by current Beverly High Principal Carter Paysinger, current co-athletic director Jason Newman and physical education teacher Howard Edelman. Recently and following dismissal of former track and field coach Jeff Fisher, the operations of the Sports Camp have been questioned by parents and students angry over Fisher's dismissal. The unsubstantiated allegations against the Sports Academy are twofold: financial conflict of interest and claims that fee-paying students receive favorable treatment in grades and official high school sports teams. Board of Education President Jake Manaster told The Courier: “I have only the highest regard for Mr. Paysinger's integrity and dedication to our high school and until facts, not conjecture, say otherwise, I remain confident that no one intentionally misled anyone. If anything can be improved, made more clear, or confidence can be restored in connection with any summer program that takes place on our campuses for our students, I am confident our Board will insist that occur.” The emotions over the Fisher dismissal and Paysinger's role in it were made worse this week when the Los Angeles Times erroneously reported " . . . the Beverly Hills Sports Academy is a for-profit business, owned by Principal Carter Paysinger and operated by two other school employees." Los Angeles Times, August 12, 2013. The statement is not true. The Courier has examined publicly-available tax returns, filings and emails and interviewed senior members of the administration of the District. The Beverly Hills Sports Academy is a "doing business as" name for a California nonprofit public benefit corporation, GW Prep Baseball, Inc., incorporated in August 2000. According to the California Secretary of State, the corporation is in good standing as of the date of this article. As a non-profit California corporation, it has no shareholders or owners but holds its assets in trust for the people of California. The California attorney general has ultimate authority over California non-profit corporations. GW Prep Baseball, Inc., was ruled exempt from federal income tax as a public charity no later than 2005 by the federal Internal Revenue Service under Internal Revenue Code Section 501c(3). It annually files a "Form 990" listing its income and expenses. The returns are signed by its CEO, Jeffrey Hill, a certified public accountant with Hill, Morgan & Associates located in Carson, California. The Courier obtained the tax filings for 2007 - 2011. Form
990 for 2012 is not yet due. The Sports Camp claims its tax exemption as "an organization that normally receives more than 1/3 of its support from contributions, membership fees and gross receipts from activities related to its exempt function," which is youth sports recreation and education. According to its Form 990, the Sports Camp received program service revenue (fees) of $63,293 in 2007, $61,431 in 2008, $64,769 in 2009, $66,998 in 2010, and $61,280 in 2011. For expenses, its Form 990 reported payments to "subcontractors" in the amounts of $59,469 in 2009, $61,746 in 2010 and $54,926 in 2011. Public data does not include the recipients of the amounts listed as "subcontractor fees." Beverly Hills Superintendent of Schools Gary Woods asked Principal Paysinger to provide this information this past Monday. On Wednesday, Paysinger refused citing advice of counsel. Woods told The Courier, “I want full disclosure. I want full transparency. And we’re going to work to get [the complete financial information]. We want to do the right thing.” As a District employee, Principal Paysinger files an annual "Conflict of Interest Statement." His statements for 2011, 2012 and 2013 declare no financial interests in any organization or activity doing business with the District. The Sports Academy and the District entered into an "Agreement for Civic Center Act Use of School Property" for rental of high school facilities. The Courier obtained a copy of a cancelled check dated July 19, 2012, paid by "B H Sports Academy" for facilities rental in the amount of $5,836, which apparently included a security deposit of $500. The Courier has demanded under the California Public Records Act all other contracts and evidence of payment between the District and the Sports Academy. An email chain between
the District’s purchasing agent and chief administrative officer obtained by The Courier shows that the Academy has paid that amount in rent at least since 2010, which Woods confirmed. Under the "Civic Center Act," found in Education Code Sections 38130 - 38139, "each and every public school facility and grounds within the state" is a "civic center" available for meetings and activities sponsored by outside groups and organizations. In renting those facilities, a school district is prohibited from charging more than the direct cost of maintaining those facilities. The parts of the Beverly High campus rented to the Sports Academy are the swim gym, the football field and track, the basketball gyms in the Konheim Building, the weight room, the dance studio and the lacrosse field. Approximately 300 youths participate in the camp each summer. Cost per student varies from $235$380 depending on the sport. Much has been made in the rumor mill about the fact that Paysinger apparently recently signed a renewal of the fictitious name statement (dba) of GW Prep Baseball, Inc. The Los Angeles County RegistrarRecorder states that signing a renewal of a dba is of no legal significance. Despite its federal tax exempt status, the Sports Academy is not exempt from Beverly Hills city license tax or filing for a City exemption. The City’s Director of Administrative Services Noel Marquis told The Courier his office found no record of the Academy ever having filed any taxes within the City. Marquis said even if the organization was exempt from paying, it should have still filed and declared that exempt status. The Courier obtained statements from a number of coaches employed by the Sports Academy. “To be honest, the climate and reality of high school athletics nationwide does not al-
low for much pay or compensation for individuals willing to give their time and extend their compassion towards building a successful atmosphere for students,” Beverly High wrestling head coach Ryan Faintich told The Courier. Faintich said he was paid $880 for his work coaching eight students in wrestling as part of the Sports Academy. From that stipend, Faintich said he paid his three assistant coaches $200 each. A pair of current and former BHHS coaches, who spoke to The Courier on the condition of anonymity, corroborated the pay structure, where the coach receives just under half the amount of what each coached student pays the Academy. At the end of the summer, the coach's cut of the money is added up for each student in his program and that money is used toward the coach stipends. The head coach, or in this case teacher, of the academy class decides how much he or she gets paid, and how much each of their assistants, if they employ any, receive. Where the other half of that money goes is a question that has not yet been answered in any financial documents obtained by either The Courier or the Beverly Hills Unified School District. A greater concern that remains to be answered is the alleged impact of a student's par-
August 16, 2013 | Page 11 ticipation in the Sports Academy on his or her future in school sports and other activities. While The Courier could find no evidence whatsoever of a connection, the allegation remains and can probably never be proven or disproved. Manaster said, "Speaking for myself, the current confusion over the Sports Academy and Mr. Paysinger is both regrettable and undeserved. As a Board we have opened an independent counsel-run thirdparty review for our District regarding this matter. As a high school parent I have never been pressured or been given the impression that the Academy was anything other than voluntary and optional. Most of the starting players on my student's teams did not attend the Academy. I have only the highest regard for Mr. Paysinger's integrity and dedication to our high school and until facts, not conjecture, say otherwise, I remain confident that no one intentionally misled anyone. If anything can be improved, made more clear, or confidence can be restored in connection with any Summer program that take place on our campuses for our students, I am confident our Board will insist that occur. " Principal Paysinger refused multiple requests by The Courier to comment on this article. Courier staff contributed to this article. OPENING DAY— Pictured left: Mayor John Mirisch and Horace Mann PTA Co-President Jeffrey Grijalva enjoyed the Horace Mann BBQ to welcome parents and students back to the new school year at Horace Mann. Courier Photo By Anton Saleh.
HOW DO Y O U F E E L ? CHLA Emergency Department Honored With Lantern Award The Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) Emergency Department has been selected for the Lantern Award, a national honor recognizing the department for its patient care, research and leadership. The hospital’s emergency department (ED) was chosen with eight other hospital emergency departments across the country from an applicant pool of 38 departments and was the only one from California. The extensive submissions were reviewed by the Emergency Nurses Association (ENA), a national education and advocacy organization for ED nurses. “This acknowledgement reflects Children’s Hospital’s Emergency Department’s efforts in leadership, practice, education, advocacy and research,” says Alan Nager, MD, MHA,
CHLA director of Emergency Medicine and Transport. “The application was filled with quality data and examples of superb care and innovation contributed from our emergency department team.” The 45-year-old ENA created the Lantern Award as “a visible symbol of an emergency department’s commitment to quality, presence of a healthy work environment and accomplishment in incorporating evidence-based practice and innovation into emergency care,” according to the ENA, which has an international membership of more than 40,000 nurses working in the emergency medicine field. The organization advocates for patient safety and quality nursing practices. (see ‘LANTERN,’ page 13)
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UCLA Health System Named A National Leader In Providing Equitable Care For LGBT Patients The UCLA Health System has been named a “leader in LGBT healthcare equality” in the Healthcare Equality Index, an annual survey conducted by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, the educational arm of the country’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) organization. The health system earned top marks for its commitment to equitable, inclusive care for LGBT patients and their families, who can face significant challenges in securing adequate health care. UCLA applied for the distinction to demonstrate its commitment to the goals of human rights, education, outreach and a better understanding of LGBT individuals in the community and within its health system. “The UCLA Health System is committed to providing quality care to all of our patients, and we believe that the Healthcare Equality Index is a unique resource for health care organizations to use as a guidepost in providing equitable, inclusive care to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender patients,” said Dr. David Feinberg, president of the UCLA Health System. “We decided to participate in the 2013 survey to gain more knowledge through the sharing of best health care practices and policies for LGBT patients and to demonstrate our commitment to equal care for all patients, in keeping with our mission of healing humankind one patient at a time.” Facilities awarded this title meet key criteria for equitable care, including non-discrimination
policies for LGBT patients, non-discrimination policies for employees, a guarantee of equal visitation for same-sex partners and parents, and training for staff in LGBT patient–centered care. The UCLA Health System was one of a select group of 464 health-care facilities nationwide to be named “equality leaders” by meeting all four core criteria. “LGBT patients deeply appreciate the welcoming environment provided,” said Shane Snowdon, the Human Rights Campaign’s health and aging director. “It makes a big difference to know that your local health-care facility is fully committed to giving you the same care it gives your neighbors and co-workers.” The Health Equality Index survey asked each institution to respond to such questions as whether its employee non-discrimination policy and its patient non-discrimination policy or bill of rights include such terms as “sexual orientation” and “gender identity”; whether its visitation policy explicitly grants equal visitation to LGBT patients and their visitors; and whether its staff receives training in LGBT patient–centered care. LGBT patients are able to access and search the report to learn which institutions have participated in the Health Equality Index and which have been designated as “equality leaders.” To download a free copy, visit www.hrc.org/hei.
Walsh Named USC Verdugo Hills Hospital CEO 30 years ago and Debbie Walsh, includes experimost recently presience as chief dent/CEO of Founnursing officer tain Valley Regional and chief operatHospital and Meding officer, sucical Center and past ceeds outgoing CEO of the former USC Verdugo USC University HosHills Hospital pital (now Keck HosCEO Leonard Lapital of USC), has Bella, who will been named the new retire later this CEO of USC Verdugo year. Hills Hospital, effecDebbie Walsh “Debbie tive Monday. Walsh’s skills, Walsh, whose health-care career began nearly experience and familiarity with
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‘Obsessed Fan’ Daughter Needs Dose Of Reality Q. Dear Dr. Fran: My 19-yearold daughter, Missy, lives at home. Missy dropped out of college and is not working. She is obsessed with Adam Levine the lead singer of pop band Maroon 5. Since he recently became engaged to marry, Missy seems agitated and anxious a lot of the time. Should we be concerned? Edward L. A. Dear Edward: You do have cause for concern. Your adult daughter is not acting responsibly. No job, no school, and no real direction, Missy is living a fantasy with a celebritty she does not know. She is headed for some serious emotional and behavioral trouble if you do not implement change now. Tell Missy that to live under your roof she must get a fulltime job or be in school fulltime and get passing grades. The likelihood is that she will not comply; and you and your wife will need professional guidance from an experienced psychologist to help make these changes. Get a referral from Missy’s medical doctor or former pediatrician. Most fans who are simply that—fans—do not become obsessed unless something is deficient or off in their own existences. In extreme cases, some obsessed fans become stalkers, believing they are involved in relationships with the celebrities.
Dr. Fran Walfish Answers Your Questions These folks are not grounded in reality and usually fit the criteria for a diagnosis of psychosis, schizophrenia or bipolar. There are more female “super” fans than male. The fact is, females are wired to be more in touch with their emotions. Guys feel emotions deeply, but have learned at a young age to either compartmentalize or cut off their feelings. Girls tend to fantasize more than boys. Girls talk openly about their feelings, wishes and desires. Females are also more focused on fashion and physical outward appearances while both genders care about power, status and financial outward appearance. Fans also become obsessed with celebrities because of the myth and distorted belief that money, fame and materialism bring joy and happiness. This is truly a myth. The only thing money brings is relief from the worry about financial burdens. Money certainly can make one’s life easier; but it does not bring happiness. I can’t tell you how many celebrities come to my office with the same relationship issues, marital con-
flicts, parenting problems, and career difficulties that everyone else has. The goal is not only to admire celebrities for their talents and gifts, but to take an open, honest look within. No one is perfect. We all have imperfections. The key is selfawareness that leads to self-validation and self-acceptance— flaws and all!
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The CHLA ED team, which treatsincludes nurses, physicians, pharmacists, and the department’s colleagues from the Trauma Program, Employee Health, Disaster Preparedness, Social Work, Decision Support Services and the Employee Assistance Program. “Congratulations to our tremendous staff of nurses and clinical staff," says Nager. “This is a well-deserved acknowledgement of the emergency department team,” said Susan Cline, RN, the department’s education manager and co-project manager of the Lantern Award application with ED clinical manager Inge Morton, RN.
them and their children up throughout the week, even on school nights. Aside from grossly exceeding the City’s noise ordinance, The Phoenix was found to be in repeated violation of several other City codes. While the commission praised The Phoenix for voluntarily deciding to remove its televisions, outdoor speakers and outdoor pool table, it chided the establishment for being slow to react to many other ordinance violations including fire code violations, overcrowding, having obstructed exit signs, “facilitating” indoor smoking, various electrical hazards and several noise violations. City staff also found that new customers were allowed into the restaurant past 11 p.m., which was a restriction on The Phoenix. Staff found that drinks were served to those patrons who entered the bar after 11 p.m. One of the more egregious violations and a definite fire and life-safety hazard is a mo-
BEVERLY HILLS bile office structure added to the rear-setback of the site, with extension “It’s an interesting policy question – do we want a bar on restaurant row on La Cienega? It’s a difficult place to put a bar, but I’m not saying it can’t be done,” Commissioner Craig Corman said. Among the conditions placed upon The Phoenix by the Planning Commission was: A Sunday-Thursday closing time of 11 p.m., with no patrons accepted after 10 p.m. Friday-Saturday’s closing time would be 1 a.m. In addition, the commission will allow only 42 people to be sitting or standing in the outdoor dining area at any one time A free off-site parking area must be provided for employees and neighbors must be given contact information for The Phoenix’s manager when the establishment re-opens. The commission will review the project within six months from the day it re-opens.
video-sharing website on which users can upload, share and view videos. Through it, students produce their own channel, create a program and connect social media websites to that channel to effectively advertise it. “In today’s world, running your own media channel can be done from your laptop at home. Our students should be prepared how to do that,”
Carey said. KBEV also streams a live show on Channel 6 that airs weekly. “KBEV is the longest running high school live TV station in the world,” Carey said. “ “KBEV has completely influenced my interests.” Ross said. “It has afforded me the opportunity to experience both aspects of a news production.”
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“If the goal here is to restructure ASB...I don’t think the way to do that would be to replace Loren Newman,” former student boardmember Jason Friedman, who has twice come to board meetings to speak on behalf of Newman, told The Courier following the vote. “ASB needs to change; but I don’t think it needs a total re-
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cur annually in the U.S. Proceeds from Alive and Running will directly benefit Didi Hirsch’s Suicide Prevention Center, founded in 1958 to provide critical services to people who are contemplating suicide and those affected by the suicide of loved ones. The event kicks off at 8 a.m. in Westchester, just north of LAX at West 88th Street and La Tijera Boulevard where
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The COC was established to oversee the bond proceeds, expenditures and audits associated with Measure E. The district is currently seeking applicants for the following two year positions in the COC: Taxpayers Organization Member, Business Organization Member, Senior Citizens’ Organization Member, At
structure. To say there’s no leadership in ASB is to really make a vast generalization.” Following last spring’s annual ASB volunteerism trip to San Diego, more than 30 ASB students received disciplinary actions ranging from detention to five-day suspensions as a result of various infractions that happened under Newman’s supervision, including alcohol consumption and curfew violation. more than 2,000 runners, walkers, spectators and volunteers from all over Southern California are expected to join together to raise awareness and funding for services. The tax-deductible cost to register for the 5K is $30 before Sept. 18 and $35 after. A free “Kiddie-K” (1K) will also be held following the start of the 5K. For more information or to sign up, visit www.aliveandrunning.org or e-mail AliveandRunning@DidiHirsch.org. Large Member, Parent or Guardian Member, Parent or Guardian/PTA Member, Construction Background and Finance Background. The application can be found on the district website: www.bhusd.org. Click on the Citizens’ Oversight Committee box located on the right side or call 310-551-5100 ext. 2210. Applications are due by Sept. 13.
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but not without several conditions. The Phoenix stood out on “restaurant row” for neighbors of the surrounding areas for its loud music, overflowing crowds that spilled out onto the street and noise that blared into the morning all throughout the week. Mike Malin, one of The Phoenix’s owners, admitted at Monday’s meeting that his establishment’s main attraction was its bar and said it would focus more on its duties as a restaurant if it were to remain open in the City. The Phoenix had been operating daily from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. before voluntarily closing in more than a month ago amid concerns from several community members. Seven neighbors spoke out who live in the adjacent streets appeared at Monday’s meeting, saying the loud partying into the morning kept
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jor. Another, Natalie Gordon, will also be attending USC looking to pursing a profession in film. KBEV produces a live TV news show once a week. The program includes two periods of “Intro to Broadcasting” where students learn how to create their own channel on Vimeo, which is a U.S.-based
SCHOOL IS FUN! WASHINGTON (Continued from page 1)
varsity men’s basketball assistant coach and the varsity track, field, sprint and jumps coach. The Courier: How were you brought to the district? Washington: By Coach [Howard] Edleman. He was looking for a jump coach. He introduced me to Coach [Jeff] Fisher. We talked and from that Coach Fisher brought me in and hired me. The Courier: What will your role be now? Washington: I’m the head coach now, so I’ll be responsible for whole cross country program. Coaches do this because we enjoy what we do–teaching kids and making them into productive human beings. So my goal is to let as many people who are interested in cross country enjoy what they’re doing and learn how to stay in shape for life, because cross country is basically life.
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E D U C AT I O N The Courier: Do you have a game plan in mind? Washington: The basic strategy for high school is to get out fast, stay with the pack, and then in the end out kick everyone. That’s kind of everyone’s basic plan, it’s just, do you have the athletes who can do it? And that’s what the training will teach our athletes, how to be able to compete like that. The Courier: What have you noticed with athletes who are successful? Washington: You’ve got to want to win. Winning has a lot to do with confidence also. What worked with me when I was competing was that if I knew I was training properly that confidence made me successful. Letting the athletes understand that the work your doing is going to put you in position to be confident and enjoy what you’re doing. – For the full interview with Dwayne Washington, visit www.bhcourier.com
California Standards Tests Results DISTRICT Beverly Hills San Marino Palos Verdes Santa Monica Culver City La Canada Flintridge Irvine
ENGLISH Grades 9/10/11 84%/74%/74% 90%/91%/86% 92%/84%/83% 77%/69%/65% 78%/70%/62% 91%/88%/77% 87%/75%/72%
MATH Grades 10/11 83%/54% NA/83% 96%/79% 90%/57% 92%/53% 96%/78% 95%/72%
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Astrology by Holiday Mathis TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Aug. 16). The next five weeks require that you ask for exactly what you want. With your best foot forward, your world starts to shape up to your specifications. A friendly gesture ignites romance in September Family will give you something to brag about in October. January and June bring financial bonuses. Aries and Sagittarius people adore you. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You can fix whatever you focus on. So don’t focus on silly things that don’t matter, but on the big parts affecting many if they change, or don’t change‚likely all up to you. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Your
desire will go before your practical concerns, which turn the day inside out. The order of events will proceed in an incongruent manner, but all priorities will be addressed one way or another. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Gossip and intrigue will appeal to you. So what if the human interest and lifestyles features are more involving than weightier issues? You care about people, and that’s why you’re interested in their stories. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You are complex and mysterious. You may get the feeling that no one really knows you. It’s not true, but there is certainly enough evidence for you to believe it anyway today. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You’re optimistic—hopefully not overly so. Try not to read the “good” signs without paying attention to the context of the entire situation. Weigh the pros
against the cons. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Create a picture in the minds of others. Your description is like an impressionistic painting, hitting all the main colors and keeping it all pretty. What about the facts? Well, you might find them overrated in today’s context. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). With all eyes on you, you’ll rise to the occasion. Clothes, style and fashion are part of the focus. Tonight brings quick involvement in someone else’s life. PISCES (Feb. 19-Mar. 20). You will experience life vividly and expansively. Your rich imagination will open like a cave of shimmering jewels. It is a rare and beautiful discovery, but the treasure always existed within you. ARIES (Mar. 21-Apr. 19). It is possible to spend many hours with your loved ones without doing anything that would fall, technically, into the category of “constructive.” And this is perhaps the most valuable thing you could do together today. TAURUS (Apr. 20-May 20). As your family and friends tug you in multiple directions, you shift quickly from one mood to another. As Shakespeare said, “all’s well that ends well.” GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Yours is an emotional world now, your sensations informing you all the way. Demonstrative and physically affectionate people will connect with you when more CANCER (June 22-July 22). Smart and funny usually happens within the same person. Seek companionship with those who make you laugh, and you’ll find that these types will inform some of your more serious decisions, as well.
BEVERLY HILLS COURIER | AUGUST 16, 2013 Page 16 BIRTHDAY GREETINGS–Celebrating are Angela Bassett, Eileen Olsen, Joan Seidel, Carole Shelley, and Anita Gillette (Aug. 16); Rodney Crowell, Robert DeNiro, and Peter Kretschmann (Aug.17); Victoria Levy, Martin Mull, Mansour Jaragh, Robert Redford and Madeleine Stowe (Aug. 18); Sheldon Slate, Joan Allen and Connie Chung (Aug. 20); Kenny Rogers (Aug. 21); Valerie Harper, Norman Schwartzkopf, Alex Berliner and Cindy Williams (Aug. 22).
Joan Mangum Stars from TV, film, music and Broadway came together to support breast cancer research and education. “What A Pair!” Benefit Concert included a VIP pre-party with the celebrity cast and post-concert reception. The “pairings” of celebrities in the Broadway-caliber production were comical, heartwarming, and entertaining–performances that can only be seen at this concert. This is the first year the event joined forces with the acclaimed team at the Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute. Held at The Broad Stage at Santa Monica College Performing Arts Center, it featured performers including... Jamie-Lynn Sigler (The Sopranos), Kate Flannery (The Office), Joely Fisher (‘Til Death), Laura Bell Bundy (Hart Of Dixie), Janel Parrish (Pretty Little Liars), Loretta Devine (Grey’s Anatomy), Elaine Hendrix (The Parent Trap), Lea Thompson (Switched At Birth), Naturi Naughton (Fame), Katie Lowes (Scandal), Julie Berman (General Hospital), Lori Alan (Family Guy), Asmeret Ghebremichael (Submissions Only), Mary Birdsong (Crash & Bernstein), Taylor Dane (Singer), Mary Ann Mobley, Tierney Sutton, Liz Vassey (CSI), Rosa Blasi (Make It Or Break It), Nikki Crawford (H+), Kelly Sulivan and Julie Berman (General Hospital), KFI’s Lisa Ann Walter, Maggie Wheeler (Californication) and Samantha Shelton (Shopgirl), et al. Congratulations to co-chairs Cookie Markowitz and Tracy Forester, and honorary co-chairs Giuliana and Bill Rancic and Lisa Ling, and Paul Song, M.D. for a fun evening, also to Ruth Stalford, who produced the show and Larry Carpenter who directed. Empowered by a desire to support her sister and mother, both of whom battled breast cancer, Jo Levi DiSante enlisted fellow producers Jody Price and Ruth Stalford 10 years ago to create “What A Pair!” The event has delighted audiences since its inception in 2002, and has raised over $2.5 million for breast cancer research. ****** The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences and the FIDM Museum & Galleries at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising will jointly present the 7th “Outstanding Art of Television Costume Design,” saluting the work of this year’s Primetime Emmynominated designers, costume supervisors and their assistants.
Giving visitors an opportunity to review their favorite TV shows and characters, the exhibit will include some 90 costumes from 15 shows, selected from a variety of genres: episodic series, movies and mini-series. This free to the public exhibition at the museum will run through Oct. 19. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday.
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Frances Allen Desert Roundup As its been done for hundreds of years, a lone Indian warrior stands in the shelter of up-trusted rocky cliffs blowing a soulful tune on an ancient wooden flute, serving as a gathering call for the start of the new Desert season. Only, unlike the past when the gathering of local Native American tribes marked the fall harvest, this year, as in many during the recent past, the sound of the flute welcomes neighbors to an evening of Native hospitality and culture under the stars. “Come in, come in, the door is open!” is the welcoming greeting of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians who begin the start of the Desert’s 2013-2014 society season with its yearly fundraising “Dinner in the Canyons”–the proceeds going to help fund the Agua Caliente Cultural Museum. This annual public event takes place outdoors, above the Coachella Valley, in a small palm oasis that’s part of an ancient canyon, surrounded by towering palms and formidable rocks, bisected by a softly flowing stream. It’s part of the centuries-old home of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians – the earliest people known to have resided in what is now generically called Palm Springs. The evening begins with a cocktail reception where the beauty of Coachella Valley, spread out several hundred feet below, is matched by the changing colors of the multi-hued sky above. As the sun sets behind the adjacent rocks, guests are ushered about 50 yards deeper into the oasis where nature provides a small mesa that has been turned into an al fresco showroom offering a catered, sit-down meal and ethnic entertainment. MATOU, a collaboration of six Native American and Maori musical artists will be this year’s headline performers. Their music has been described as an eclectic fusion of Native American flute music and traditional Maori chants, blending funk, soul, hip hop and rap combined with distinct Polynesian rhythms–like hula on steroids. This year’s Dinner in the Canyons will be held on Saturday, Oct. 12, a fitting date when you think about it. Come celebrate Columbus’ journey to the New World with the descendants of those who were already here. Information: 760-833-8174. ******
Documentary When Comedy Was King–A Salute To ‘Borscht Belt’ Comics Jerry Cutler When I first heard of the documentary When Comedy Was King, it was to be about the comics who performed in the Catskills Mountains’ “Borscht Circuit.” I hoped that, at long last, the consummate presentation capturing the comedy, shtick and all around mishugas (craziness) of the “tummlers” and antics of some of America’s funniest people was going to be told. During the height of the upstate New York resorts’ glory years, hundreds of young men hoped to get on stage, whether at a “cochalein” (bungalow colony) or at major hotels like Concord, Grossinger’s and Brickman’s, make tired Jews who drove or took broken down busses to escape the city’s sweltering heat, laugh. It was no easy task as the roads going up to Readers wishing to spend part of the upcoming holiday resort season in the Desert’s first and hopefully-renovated five-star resort, the Ritz-Carlton Rancho Mirage, will have to re-think their reservations as the often-promised, often canceled, opening of the hotel has – you guessed it – been put off again. The property developers have requested that Rancho Mirage extend its contractual deadline for an Oct. 31 opening to March 1, 2014. While several reasons for the delay are given, one we found particularly interesting was the explanation that the much of the needed repairs were caused by disgruntled workers, unhappy over lack of payment. Although I’ve heard no reports of the TVs going on when the toilets are flushed, guests should be advised to be on-guard during the hotel’s “breaking-in” period. ****** It’s hard to believe 15 years have passed since the opening of the high-end shopping mall in Palm Desert known as the Gardens on El Paseo. It has proven highly successful financially, but the lush outdoor landscaping became overgrown, resulting in less visibility for the stores which often were hidden by the growth of bushes and trees. So, the Gardens is undergoing a user-friendly and opening up of the shopping arcade. After all, it may be called the “Gardens,” but it’s all about the retail. The work, scheduled for completion by November, will include a pedestrian bridge with room for sitting, linking Tiffany and Co. and Louis Vuitton. Shopping doesn’t get any better than that–buy the bling and the bag to carry it home in. For those who can’t, it will truly be the “Bridge of Sighs.”
SHOULD I CALL THE REPAIRMAN? By Steven Ginzburg / Edited by Will Shortz
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on Film their destination was narrow and not very well paved. Those whose cars didn’t break down and arrived by public transportation were treated to a weekend of food, more food, activities, movies, dancing, more food and laughter. If a wannabe comedian couldn’t make the audience laugh, they were relegated to the dining room as bus boys or bellhops. The few who made it got gigs from agents to appear at various colonies or hotels during the summer where they honed their delivery and joke reserve. Those receiving accolades and standing ovations after their performances were booked at the better hotels and soon appearing at night clubs, theatres and TV. A few of those who were successful in the Catskills such as Jerry Lewis, Jackie Mason, Jerry Stiller, Red Buttons and Sid Caesar, went on to untold glory while others stayed in the mountains and were happy with their steady club dates. Many of the comedians, some of whom never ate a bowl of borscht or travelled north of The Bronx, are incorporated in the documentary because of the passing of many laugh masters since the heyday of the Catskills, thus watering down the borscht. The plus factor of this documentary is in seeing and hearing iconic comics talk of their careers with nostalgia and humor. When Comedy Was King helps us reminisce as we wait for the ultimate “Borscht Circuit” documentary that has yet to be made. 3 Bagels out of 4 Jerry Ram Cutler, The Courier’s film critic, is rabbi at Creative Arts Temple.
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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2013168599 The following is/are doing business as: PURE HYPE 777 E. 10th St. #125, Los Angeles, CA 90021-2090; ICE Clothing Inc. 777 E. 10th St. #125, Los Angeles, CA 90021-2090; The business is conducted by: A CORPORATION, registrant(s) has NOT begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein: Patrick Fazzone, Secretary: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: August 13, 2013; Published: August 16, 23, 30, September 06, 2013 LACC N/C
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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 2013160334 The following is/are doing business as: GREEN PLATE PARTY STYLING 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 16, 23, 30, September 06, 2013 LACC N/C
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BEVERLY HILLS BID PACKAGE NO. 14-04 CITY OF BEVERLY HILLS PUBLIC WORKS & TRANSPORTATION PROJECT ADMINISTRATION 345 FOOTHILL ROAD BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA 90210 LEGAL NOTICE BIDS WANTED BEVERLY HILLS RESERVOIR IRRIGATION PROJECT The City of Beverly Hills ("City") hereby requests sealed bids for the materials, supplies, equipment or services set forth herein, subject to all conditions outlined in this Bid Package, including: SECTION 1: NOTICE INVITING BIDS SECTION 2: INSTRUCTIONS TO BIDDERS SECTION 3: SPECIAL CITY REQUIREMENTS SECTION 4: GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS SECTION 5: BIDDER'S BID SECTION 6: SIGNATURE PAGE AND LEGAL STATUS SECTION 7: ADDITIONAL FORMS SECTION 1: NOTICE INVITING BIDS 1. Notice Inviting Bids a.
Date of Request: August 16, 2013
Bid Number: 14-04
c. Item Description: Installation of irrigation equipment and landscaping as listed at five (5) reservoir sites, located at various locations in Beverly Hills, California 90210. d. Obtaining Bid Documents: A copy of the Bid Package may be obtained by mail or in person from the Department of Public Works & Transportation - Project Administration, 345 Foothill Road, Beverly Hills, CA 90210, telephone number 310288-2823. The bid package including plans and specifications may also be viewed on, and downloaded from the City’s web site: www.beverlyhills.org: shortcuts: bid information: bid number 13-09. e.
Bid Opening: Wednesday – September 18, 2013 at 2:00 p.m.
f. Due Date and Location for Submittals: Sealed bids will be received at all times during normal business hours prior to the Bid Opening, at the City Clerk’s Office, 455 North Rexford Drive, Room 290, Beverly Hills, CA 90210. All bids must be in writing and must contain an original signature by an authorized officer of the firm. Electronic bids (i.e., telephonic, FAX, etc.) are NOT acceptable. All
P U B L I C N OT I C E S bids shall clearly contain on the outside of the sealed envelope in which they are submitted: BID PACKAGE 1404 BEVERLY HILLS RESERVOIR IRRIGATION PROJECT.
acceptable. The City shall return the bid security checks of unsuccessful bidders to them when the successful bidder ("Contractor") enters into the Contract with the City.
g. C o n t r a c t o r ' s License: In accordance with provisions of Section 3300 of the California Public Contract Code, the City has determined that the Contractor shall possess a valid California Contractor's License Class B-1 or other appropriate license classification under the State Contracting Code at the time the contract is bid. Failure to possess such license may render the bid non responsive and bar the award of the contract to that non responsive Bidder.
l. Payment Bond and Performance Bond: A Payment Bond and a Performance Bond, each in the amount of 100% of the contract amount, will be required of the Contractor.
h. L i q u i d a t e d Damages: There shall be a $500.00 assessment for each and every calendar day work remains undone after date fixed for completion.
n. Time of Completion: The contractual completion time shall be 60 calendar days from the date of Notice To Proceed.
i. Prevailing Wages: In accordance with the provisions of Sections 1770 et seq., of the Labor Code, the Director of the Industrial Relations of the State of California has determined the general prevailing rate of wages applicable to the work to be done. The Contractor will be required to pay to all persons employed on the project by the Contractor sums not less than the sums set forth in the documents entitled "General Prevailing Wage Determination made by the Director of Industrial Relations pursuant to California Labor Code, Part 7, Chapter 1, Article 2, Sections 1770, 1773, 1773.1." These documents can be reviewed in the office of the City Clerk or may be obtained from the State. j. Prebid Conference Date and Location: A mandatory pre-bid conference will be held on Tuesday, August 27, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at the Public Works Building, located at 345 Foothill Rd., Beverly Hills 90210. k. Bid Security: Each bid shall be accompanied by bid security in the form of a cashier's check, certified check or bid bond in the amount of 10% of the total bid amount. All cashier's checks or certified checks must be drawn on a responsible bank doing business in the United States and shall be made payable to THE CITY OF BEVERLY HILLS. Bid bonds must be issued by a bonding company licensed to do business in the State of California. Bids not accompanied by the required bid security shall be rejected. Cash and personal or company checks are NOT
m. Insurance: Upon award of contract, contractor will be obligated to file certificates of insurance evidencing coverage as specified in the bid documents and in a form acceptable to the City. The certificates shall be on the City's standard proof of insurance form.
o. Retention: In accordance with the contract, five percent (5%) of any progress payment will be withheld as retention. Pursuant to Section 22300 of the Public Contract Code, at the request and expense of the Contractor, securities equivalent to the amount withheld may be deposited with the City or with a state or federally chartered bank as the escrow agent, and City shall then pay such moneys to the Contractor. Refer to the contract for further clarification. p. Contact Person: A bidder or potential bidder who has a procedural question may call Julio Guerrero at telephone number 310-2882823. A substantive question must be submitted in writing and a copy of that question plus a written response to it will be emailed or mailed to all parties who have obtained a bid package. THE CITY OF BEVERLY HILLS RESERVES THE RIGHT TO REJECT ANY BID OR ALL BIDS AND TO WAIVE ANY INFORMALITY OR IRREGULARITY IN ANY BID. ANY CONTRACT AWARDED WILL BE LET TO THE LOWEST RESPONSIVE AND RESPONSIBLE BIDDER. —————————— NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE 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 0905-2013 at 9:00 AM, CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 1105-1999, 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 AngelesNorwalk, 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 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 email; by face to face meeting. DATE: 08-09-2013 CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY, as Trustee ROSAURA ARMENTA, ASSISTANT
August 16, 2013 | Page 19 SECRETARY California Reconveyance Company 9200 Oakdale Avenue Mail Stop: CA2-4379 Chatsworth, CA 91311 800-892-6902 For Sales I n f o r m a t i o n : www.lpsasap.com or 1714-730-2727 www.priorityposting.com or 1-7145 7 3 - 1 9 6 5 www.auction.com or 1-800280-2832 CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder's office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, this information can be obtained from one of the following three companies: LPS Agency Sales and Posting at (714) 730-2727, or visit the Internet Web site www.lpsasap.com (Registration required to search for sale information) or Priority Posting and Publishing at (714) 5731965 or visit the Internet Web site www.priorityposting.com (Click on the link for "Advanced Search" to search for sale information), 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. A-4404867 08/09/2013, 08/16/2013, 08/23/2013 —————————— 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 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 LACC N/C
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2013160729 The following is/are doing business as: 1) DECOR ME 2) AIR DRY 2659 Wallingford Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210; Roxana Sowlaty 2659 Wallingford Dr., 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: Roxana Sowlaty: 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 2013167483 The following is/are doing business as: THE LISTING GROUP 9000 Sunset Blvd. #1100, West Hollywood, CA 90069; Forward Sunset, Inc. 9000 Sunset Blvd. #1100, West Hollywood, CA 90069; The business is conducted by: A CORPORATION, registrant(s) has NOT begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein: Rick Dergan, Partner: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: August 12, 2013; Published: August 16, 23, 30, September 06, 2013 LACC N/C
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2013158395 The following is/are doing business as: ROB MATH PRODUCTIONS 287 S. Robertson Blvd. #294, Beverly Hills, CA 90211; Robert Ephraim Math 287 S. Robertson Blvd. #294, Beverly Hills, CA 90211; The business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL, registrant(s) has begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein 2002: Robert E. Math: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: July 30, 2013; Published: August 16, 23, 30, September 06, 2013 LACC N/C
Page 20 | August 16, 2013 T.S. No: H535052 CA Unit Code: K Loan No: 7142954341/DE PASSE Investor No: 251031207 AP #1: 5555-005-078 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE POWER DEFAULT SERVICES, INC., as duly appointed Trustee under the following described Deed of Trust WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH (in the forms which are lawful tender in the United States) and/or the cashier's, certified or other checks specified in Civil Code Section 2924h (payable in full at the time of sale to T.D. Service Company) all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property hereinafter described: Trustor: SUZANNE DE PASSE Recorded April 29, 2004 as Instr. No. 04-1051368 in Book --- Page --- of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County; CALIFORNIA , pursuant to the Notice of Default and Election to Sell thereunder recorded February 23, 2012 as Instr. No. 20120291248 in Book --Page --of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County CALIFORNIA. Said Deed of Trust describes the following property: EXHIBIT A LEGAL DESCRIPTION THE LAND REFERRED TO HEREIN BELOW IS SITUATED IN THE COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES, STATE OF CALIFORNIA, AND IS DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: A CONDOMINIUM COMPRISED OF: PARCEL 1: THAT PORTION OF LOT 1, OF TRACT NO. 33180, IN THE CITY OF WEST HOLLYWOOD, COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES, STATE OF CALIFORNIA, AS PER MAP RECORDED IN BOOK 878 PAGE(S) 92 AND 93 OF MAPS, IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY RECORDER OF SAID COUNTY, SHOWN AND DEFINED AS UNIT NO. 36 ON THE CONDOMINIUM PLAN RECORDED JULY 8, 1977 AS INSTRUMENT NO. 77735923 OF OFFICIAL RECORDS OF SAID COUNTY. PARCEL 2: AN UNDIVIDED .0120 INTEREST IN AND TO LOT 1 OF SAID TRACT NO. 33180. EXCEPT THEREFROM THOSE PORTIONS SHOWN AND DEFINED AS UNITS 1 TO 99 INCLUSIVE IN SAID CONDOMINIUM PLAN. PARCEL 3: A NON-EXCLUSIVE EASEMENT TO AND A NION-EXCLUSIVE RIGHT TO USE BY THE OWNER(S) OF UNIT 36, FOR VEHICULAR PARKING PURPOSES, 2 VEHICLE PARKING SPACES TO ATTENDANT PARKING ON GARAGE PARKING LEVELS 2 AND/OR 3 AS DESIGNATED IN EXHIBIT “C ON SAID PLAN. PARCEL 4: THE EXCLUSIVE EASEMENT TO USE BY OWNER(S), THE BALCONY(IES) AREA(S) ADJACENT TO UNIT 36, AS DESIGNATED IN EXHIBIT “B” OF SAID PLAN. PARCEL 5: A NON-EXCLUSIVE EASEMENT APPURTENANT TO UNIT 36 FOR INGRESS, EGRESS AND SUPPORT OVER, ACROSS AND THROUGH THE COMMON AREA IN ACCORDANCE WITH CALIFORNIA CIVIL CODE NO.
1353. PARCEL 6: A NONEXCLUSIVE EASEMENT FOR SUPPORT OVER, ACROSS AND THROUGH EVERY PORTION OF EVERY UNIT WITHIN THE PROJECT REQUIRED FOR STRUCTURAL SUPPORT OF THE BUILDING WITHIN WHICH SAID UNIT IS LOCATED. YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED APRIL 23, 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. 1100 ALTA LOMA RD NO. 805, WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA 900692401 "(If a street address or common designation of property is shown above, no warranty is given as to its completeness or correctness)." Said Sale of property will be made in "as is" condition without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest as in said note provided, advances, if any, under the terms of said Deed of Trust, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. Said sale will be held on: SEPTEMBER 5, 2013, AT 10:30 A.M. *NEAR THE FOUNTAIN LOCATED AT 400 CIVIC CENTER PLAZA POMONA, CA 91766 At the time of the initial publication of this notice, the total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the above described Deed of Trust and estimated costs, expenses, and advances is $656,752.88. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. 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
P U B L I C N OT I C E S requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call (714) 480-5690 or (800) 843-0260 ext 5690 or visit this Internet Web site: h t t p : / / w w w. t a c fo r e c l o sures.com/sales, using the file number assigned to this case H535052 K. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder's sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the monies paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee's attorney. Date: August 9, 2013 POWER DEFAULT SERVICES, INC. as said Trustee, as Authorized Agent for the Beneficiary CHERYL L. GRECH, ASST SECRETARY T.D. SERVICE COMPANY 4000 W. Metropolitan Drive, Suite 400 Orange, CA 928680000 The Beneficiary may be attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained may be used for that purpose. If available , the expected opening bid and/or postponement information may be obtained by calling the following telephone number(s) on the day before the sale: (714) 480-5690 or (800) 8430260 ext 5690 or you may access sales information at h t t p : / / w w w. t a c fo r e c l o sures.com/sales . TAC# 965224 PUB: 08/16/13, 08/23/13, 08/30/13 THIS NEW NOTICE SUPERSEDES AND REPLACES ANY PREVIOUS NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE YOU MAY HAVE RECEIVED UNDER T.S. # H535052 ———————— NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE TS No. 12-0051010 Title Order No. 120090353 APN No. 4333029-040 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 09/08/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by MYUNG SEUNG SHIN, A MARRIED MAN AS HIS SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY, dated 09/08/2006 and recorded 9/21/2006, as Instrument No. 06 2103315, 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 09/13/2013 at 1:00PM, At the Pomona Valley Masonic Temple Building, located at 395 South Thomas Street, Pomona, California 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: 221 SOUTH GALE DRIVE #108, BEVERLY HILLS, CA, 90211. 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 $629,091.34. 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 1-800-281-8219 or visit this Internet Web site www.recontr ustco.com, using the file number assigned to this case 120051010. 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: 03/25/2013 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-01-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone/Sale Information: (800) 281-8219 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. FEI # 1006.245014 8/16, 8/23, 8/30/2013 –––––– NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE TS No. 09-0153880 Doc ID #000853313882005N Title Order No. 09-8-467881 Investor/Insurer No. 085331388 APN No. 4385024-009 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 Angeles-Norwalk, 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
BEVERLY HILLS 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 1-800-281-8219 or visit this Internet Web site www.recontr ustco.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., CA6-914-01-94 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. A4405106 08/02/2013, 08/09/2013, 08/16/2013 —————————— 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 conducted 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
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—————–––– BEVERLY HILLS SALON 2 Hairtylist Stations Available For Rent. ******
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Shared waiting room. Great Blvd. View! Perfect for a CPA, Short-term opportunity. Attorney or Therapist. @ Reasonable Rate. Asking: $1,200/Mo.
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HOUSEKEEPER * * * * * * * * * WANTED LARGE OFFICE Friday’s Only 8 Hrs. • $18/Hr.
—————–––– BEVERLY HILLS OFFICE SUBLEASE
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—————–––– Private Office Suite at 9595 Wilshire Bl.
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WILSHIRE CORRIDOR Luxury Modern Penthouse 2 Bdrm.+2 Bath in Beautiful Pink High-Rise. Full Service Bldg. w/ 24-hr. doorman & valet. Brand new top of the line stainless steel appliances, central heat/ air, beautiful working fireplace, washer/dryer.
245 S. DOHENY SANTA MONICA • BRENTWOOD • • WESTWOOD • B E V E R LY H I L L S 8 0 8 4 t h S t . 125 N. Barrington Av. 550 Veteran Ave. * * • 1 Bdrm. ** + 1 Bath • • S i n g l e * 1 Bd.+Den+1 Ba. * • 1 Bd.+1 Ba. • • • • * 1 Bd.+1 Ba. * • * * Upscale, Bright, • 2 B d . + 2 B a . * * Very spacious, Gorgeous & Spacious.
Large, Uni `que & Gorgeous. Fireplace, 2 BEDROOM, 2 BATH balcony, dishwasher, intercom entry, Apt. on Doheny w/garage elevator, prkg., pool.
Lrg. unit. Balcony, Walk-in closet, intercom entry, laundry facility, elevator, prkg. • CHARMING & BRIGHT • Close to Cedars, restaurants, shopping & transportation.
• 310/276-1528 •
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—————–––– —————–––– —————–––– 2 Bd. +2 B•a.• • • •
Beverly Hills SUPERB L O C AT I O N NEWLY RENOVATED
JUNIOR 1 BDRMS & 1 BEDROOM LARGE & BRIGHT, Hardwood floors, large closets, washer & dryer in unit, new kitchen appliances, and subterranean parking.
• • • • • • • • • 1 Bd. + 1 Ba. • 132 S. BEDFORD DR. • 2 Bd. + 2 Ba. • GORGEOUS UNITS • MUST SEE! Central air, large balcony, pool, elevator, on-site laundry, intercom entry. 320 N. La Peer Dr.
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• 424/744-6342 •
BRENTWOOD & U.C.L.A. CLOSE
1 Bdrm. + 1 Bath
443 S. Oakhurst Dr.
P LEASE C ALL :
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• 1 Bd.+1 Ba. • • Single •
Luxury Living with valet, lush garden surrounding pool, gym, elevator, etc. Dishwasher, central air, balcony. Call: 310/470-4474
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CULVER CITY 1769-1775 Sycamore Av. 3830 Vinton Ave. • 1 Bd.+1 Ba. • • S i n g l e • • • Bachelor • •Single• • Controlled access, • • • Pool, sauna, fridge, dishwasher intercom entry, elevator, on-site laundry, parking.
laundry facility. Utilities Included.
323/851-3790 Close to Everything.
= BRENTWOOD = 417 S. Barrington Av.
—————–––– WEST L.A.
Dishwasher, Intercom entry, on-sight Hardwood floors, BRENTWOOD parking, on-sight pool, laundry facility, The Carlton laundry facility. controlled access, prkg. 11666 Goshen Ave. Close to transportation. Close to ( • ) ( ) (•)(•)(•) 310/820-1810 Brentwood Village.
WiFi, central air/heat, 1 Bd.+1 Ba. fireplace, patio, 3 Bd.+21/2 Ba. controlled access, Large, Sunny & Bright.
519 S. Barrington Ave.
1 Bdrm. + 1 Bath
• 1 Bd.+1 Ba. • .• •
WiFi, a/c, intercom Bright unit. entry, laundry facility, pool, elevator, parking, Dishwasher, On-site Hrwd. flrs., dishwasher, elevator, parking, pool. laundry facility. laundry, parking. heated pool, intercom CLOSE TO U.C.L.A., 310/312-9871 Close to entry, on-sight lndry., prkg. SHOPPING & 1 BLK. Brentwood Village. TO WESTWOOD PARK. Shopping & Dining in Close to Everything.
• 310/552-8064 • Rooftop jacuzzi with panoramic WiFi, pool, elevator, city views. controlled access, on-
—————–––– intercom-entry, on-site
S i n g l e • 310/440-5051 • Single+Loft+1 Ba. VERY UNIQUE • MUST SEE W E S T W O O D 1409 Midvale Ave. • BRENTWOOD • 1 Bd.+Loft+11/2 Ba. •• • ••
* * * * * * * *
Lots of • • Character & Charm ! Alcove fireplace, fridge, laundry facility, gated parking, intercom entry, WiFi and more.
:::::: • 310/247-8689 • • 2 Bdrm. Close to Cedars-Sinai, +1 Bath • 1628 Westgate Ave. Beverly Center & ~ 1 Bd. + 1 Ba. ~ • 1 Bdrm. +1 Bath • B r i g h t & A i r y . Trendy Robertson Bl.
—————–––– 120 Granville Ave.
————–––– —————–––– —————–––– — HOLLYWOOD
Intercom entry, a/c, • 2 B d r m . + 1 Bath • --------11640 Kiowa Ave. dishwasher, on-sight laundry & parking. • 1 B d r m . + 1 Bath • Newly Updated 1 Bdrm. + 1 Bath C L O S E T O S C H O O L . Controlled access, 310/477-8171 parking, laundry facility. •••••••• Close to U.C.L.A. Balcony, dishwasher, W S E T L. A. a/c, heated pool, WiFi, 310/208-3121 elevator controlled 1236 Amhearst Ave. access, on-site laundry, • Spacious Units • • WESTWOOD • parking. Close to 3 Bdrm. +2 Bath 2 Bdrm.+2 Bath 10933 Rochester Ave. Brentwood Village, Jr . Executive Shops & Restaurants. Dishwasher, a/c, con2 Bd.+2 Ba. trolled access, • 310/826-4889 • Spacious a/c, fireplace, on-site parking pool, controlled access, laundry facility. • B R E N T W O O D • &310/820-8584 laundry fac., prkg. 922 S. Barrington Av.
1 Bd. +1 Ba. • • • • •
≈ W E S T ≈ —————–––– • Free WiFi Access • L O S A N G E L E S ~ 310/476-3824 ~ 11305 Graham Pl. • WESTWOOD • ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ 672 Kelton Ave.
sight laundry, parking. C lose to U.C.L.A. * HOLLYWOOD * entry, elevator, on310/473-1509 1134 N. SYCAMORE AV. sight laundry, prkg. Close to UCLA & • 1 Bdrm.+1 Bath WILSHIRE Westwood Village . • C O R R I D O R Single
—————–––– Border of • 1 Bdrm. +1 Bath • W E S T L . A . • Free WiFi Access • 310/473-5061 • 310/246-0290 • B E V E R L Y H I L L S Fireplace, balcony, 12333 TeXaS Ave. Close To U.C.L.A. 321 S. Sherbourne Dr. wet bar, dishwasher, CLOSE TO ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ —————–––– laundry facility, 2 Bdrm. + 2 Bath S H O P S & D I N I N G • • Spacious • • elevator, parking. —————–––– • 1 B d . + 1 B a . • Close to shops ∞∞∞∞∞∞∞ +dining. Granite counters, dishJ r. E xe c u t i v e • B E V E R L Y H I L L S •Balcony, 310/826-0541 washer, balcony, stove, controlled • • 1 Bd. + 1 Ba. • • • • • • • • BRIGHT & S PACIOUS BEVERLY HILLS LIVING. Balcony, dishwasher, elevator, intercom entry, on-site laundry, parking.
access, balcony, pool, elevator, laundry facility, prkg.
• 1 Bdrm. + Den + 1 Bath •
• • ••• 1 Bd. + 1 Ba. ••• • 1 B d . + 1 B a . • • • • Single • • • Wifi, Bright, controlled
granite counters, microwave, intercom entry, on-sight laundry, Close To U.C.L.A. 310/864-0319 parking & WiFi. Very close to UCLA • 310/476-2181 • & Westwood Village . W E S T W O O D 1380 Midvale Ave. Close to shopping. 310/208-5166 • With Pool, balcony, central air, fireplace, stove, elevator, intercom entry, prkg. gym.
for 2 tandem spots, • Close to Beach • 310/394-7132 W/D on site, LARGE, BREATHTAKING VIEWS lots of closets and light B R E N T W O O D W E S T L . A . ~ WESTWOOD ~ OF BEL AIR & L.A. CALL BARBARA OR GAYLE: dishwasher, central air/heat. 11730 SUNSET BLVD. 1342 Centinela Ave. 10992 Ashton Ave. - 1 Bdrm.+1 Bath At: 310/441-0401 • • • • • • NEWLY REMODELED • 1 Bd.+1 Ba. • Contact Haim at • Bright Unit • • Jr. Executive Granite countertops, • • Single • • 323/244-9470 1 Bdrm.+1 Bath • *BEVERLY HILLS* Balcony, intercom patio, on-site 8725 Clifton Way Newly Remodeled
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HUGE 3,000 SQ. FT. 340 S. St. Andrews Pl. 3 BD + 2 BA CONDO Spacious In Spanish 4-Plex 1 Bdrm + 1 Bath Lower corner unit. • • • • • private entry, balcony, Balcony, controlled hardwood floors, fireaccess, parking, place, Central A/C, high elevator, on-site laundry. ceilings, alarm, double Close to shopping, garage. Pets OK. Close great restaurants to shops & restaurants. $3,990/MO. and Metro. Call 310/890-5576 213/738-9849
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2 B d r m . + 2 1/ 2 B a t h • Townhouse • 401 S. HOOVER St. N EWLY R ENOVATED . • • • • • • • • New kitchen & baths,
• 2 Bd.+2 Ba. • 1 Bd.+1 Ba. • • • • • • • •
wood floors, granite, central air, fireplace, new washer/dryer in unit, patio. Control access, pool, $3,800/Month 310/854-2684 dishwasher, elevator, C LOSE T O on-site laundry P ENINSULA H OTEL . and parking.
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Stunning B.H. 3 Bdrm.+3 Bath $4,000/Month Renovated, 2,200sf., granite stainless kitch., formal dining rm., central a/c laundry hook-ups, 2 car garage. Close to Beverly Center, Cedars, Horace Mann. Within Beverly Hills High School.
Also Available, 2 Bdrm.+2 Bath $2,750/Month Call Josh @ JMK
BEVERLY HILLS ADJ Bedford/Olympic Near Cedars-Sinai Breathtaking Views COMPLETELY REMODELED Bright/Airy • B.H. Adj. 2 BD, 2 BA CONDO 2 Bd.+2 Ba. Condo 2+2 • $2,695-$2,800 $2,150/MO.
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Large living room, granite tops, wood flrs, jaccuzi, large deck, tennis court, 2-prkg. $3,300/Month Call: 323/870-5884
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8 4 3 4 th S t . Remodeled 1 2 Bd. + Den + 2 Ba. Mid-Century 3 Bd.+1 /2 Ba. Lower Front, wood flrs., $3,695/Month
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C LOSE TO F OREST L AWN D RIVE . ONE BEDROOM REDUCED FROM: $1,550/MO. $12,900 Balcony, ceiling fan, tub + TO: $11,900 stall shower, ELEVATOR, A/C, gated garage, conContact Felix: trolled access in quiet Cell: 310/696-3113 building. No pets. Non-smoking facility.
Call 323/252-5600 or 424/249-3012
—————–––– EDEN MEMORIAL PARK Mt. Hagiborim Row-514 • Space-F $11,500
B E V E R L Y H I L L S BEVERLY HILLS 9160 BEVERLY BLVD. SPACIOUS 1 BD. 1 BA. MUST SELL NOW! • Luxury Apt. • $1,500/MO. NO REASONABLE
2 Bdrm. + 1 1/ 2 Bath New carpet, new stove, OFFER REFUSED! COMPLETELY RENOVATED. ceiling fan, parking. PLEASE CALL: all listings are on stove, d/w, w/d hook-ups, Wood laminate flrs., Pet Ok. Special: 1/2 424/279-3690 double entry, a/c unit, centurycityliving.com granite countertops, Securtiy deposit OAC. ceiling fans, patio, prkg. Valet and Guest • G R E A T C O N D I T I O N • Parking. Huge Heated marble tile. Ground flr., Call 310/278-8999 WESTWOOD
New kitchen w/ granite, S.S. appl., hrwd.+stone+ tile flrs., french doors, balcony, a/c, lrg. closets, dishwasher, controlled $2,650/Mo. • No Dogs access, elevator, 818/594-1160 laundry room, parking. Heated pool/gym/sauna.
Pool, Security Staff, MEMORIAL PARK laundry facility. No dogs. Doorman & HouseBEVERLY HILLS Double Plot $2,100/Month man, Switchboard 1 BEDROOM, 1 BATH For Sale • BEVERLY HILLS • Tennis, Fitness Center 310/980-3384 310/246-9433 1 4 Blks. to Beach. 2 Bd.+1 /2 Ba.• $2,690 $1,495/MO. in Sold Out Business Center X-LARGE ELEGANT APT. Small patio, stove, Exclusive Area BEVERLY HILLS ADJ. • Newly Updated • NEW LISTINGS EVERYDAY B E V E R LY H I L L S ceiling fan, parking. Opposite Chapel. 1017 S. SHERBOURNE New Carpet, drapes, Call for latest properties UPPER 2 BD. + 2 BA. Very Private & Spacious Special: 1/2 Cat Ok. Please Call For w/d hook-ups, hi-ceilings,
2 BDRM. + 1.5 BATH mirrored closets. Shared upper unit with breakfast backyard. No pets. and formal dining room. 310/271-6811 Yard, laundry & parking. Cell: 310/994-4122 $3,500/MO. Must see! 439 S. Rexford Call 213/804-3761
CENTURY PARK EAST 1 BED / DEN / 2 BATH $2,550/MO Quiet Location, Lower floor Balcony
JUMBO 1 BED / 1 BATH $2,850MO Totally Renovated Huge private patio Quiet Location
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Many closets, laundry Securtiy deposit OAC. facility, gated parking, Call 310/278-8999 conveniently located by restaurants, shopping and transport. No Pets. No smoking. $1,995/MO. Call 310/927-3264
Beverly Hills, Ca 90211 Beverly Hills' most recent architectural restoration. Architecturally and functionally perfect. Don't miss the opportunity to live here, there are only eight of these and that's all there will ever be! Charming one bedrooms with dressing area. Call For Pricing Leasing Office: 310-888-8875
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Top Floor Penthouse. Ocean Views New tile in kitchen & U S O Brand New Renovation. Real bath-counters+flrs. New M O M Hardwood Floors. State of the Art E Kitchen. Quartz Counters carpet, 2nd flr. rear of Stainless Steel Appliances M A L bldg. Patio, appliances, Spa Tub. Huge Crystal Stall Shower I N A carpet, laundry facility, Fitted Closets. Fabulous Sunsets M O N ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2-parkiing. No dogs. E N D $1,850 - $1,900 2 BED /2 BATHS
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August 16, 2013 | Page 27 . Publisher Clifton S. Smith, Jr ******* Associate Publisher Marcia W . Hobbs Senior Editor John L. Seitz Special Sections Editor Steve Simmons ****** Founding Publisher March Schwartz (Publisher 1965-2004)
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From the Publisher CLIF SMITH
THE REMARKABLE TURNAROUND AT THE BEVERLY HILLS UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT Five years ago, the Beverly Hills Unified School District was in complete turmoil. Really, really serious issues confronted the district and things were getting worse. Although the district is in a fight for its life against the Los Angeles Metropolitan Transit Authority to prevent the destructive subway tunnels underneath Beverly Hills High School, the remaining “critical list” items are now a brouhaha over dismissal of a part-time track coach and “who gets the money” from a summer sports camp (see accompanying article in today’s Courier). Go back those five years – problems with the superintendents, principals, inter-district transfer permits for Los Angeles residents, academics, a “poison-pill” bond issue, construction, construction management, alleged misappropriate of funds (millions, not a few hundred), school lunches, bootlegged construction issues, seismic worries and – of course, finances – filled the agenda. A few brave souls stood for election to tackle the problems and the voters responded. A new board took over and things began to change. The BHUSD returned to academics. The top superintendent in California was hired. Instead of giving in to demands for millions of dollars by its former construction manager, the district sued and won a multi-million dollar settlement from Johnson Controls. The manager and a former superintendent were convicted in Superior Court (one reversed on appeal and maybe headed to the Supreme Court). New principals were brought in. School lunches were made not only edible but financially responsible. The state of California was paid back the millions it had contributed to the district but squandered under previous leadership. All the while, the giant sword of Metro hung over (or under) the BHUSD’s premier campus – Beverly Hills High School. With aggressive legal representation and powerful lobbying in Washington, D.C., tiny Beverly Hills stood against the vested interests of Los Angeles in the persons of former Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and Third District Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky backed by the billions of dollars at stake from the Metro Purple Line project and landowners in Century City. Rallying interests as far apart socially, ethnically and economically as the Bus Riders Union and the San Fernando Valley Chamber of Commerce, little BHUSD stood against Villaraigosa’s, Yaroslavsky’s and Metro’s signature “Measure J” sales tax extension. Supported by The Courier and the San Marino Tribune, Measure J went down to defeat. As for finances, as The Courier has editorialized, the current board is stuck with a bad deal – Measure E bonds. To keep the current tax rate means promised construction cannot go forward. To raise the current tax rate breaks a promise by a previous board not to do that. Which promise to break? This board came up with a reasonable compromise – put a new bond to the voters but keep current Measure E in place (this board could not rescind it anyway). The Courier urged this board to take the case to the people a long time ago. Finally, this board did just that and so, we’ll see. While this board was fighting the dragons outside the BHUSD, the old guard – defeated at the ballot box – and its echo chamber couldn’t stand the success of the past two boards in fixing problems. So, they griped and keep griping. Money to run the district would appear one day then disappear the next as Sacramento played games with school finances. The City Council of Beverly Hills decided that oil royalties are bad so it decided to eliminate the district’s oil wells to the tune of losing millions. This came despite a hard-fought court case that proved absolutely zero risk to anyone from the cluster of wells on the far corner of the Beverly High campus. So now, other than Metro and Measure E, the #1 item facing this board is the track coach and the summer sports program. If you measure success by how small your problems have become, the Beverly Hills Unified School District under this board and its immediate predecessor truly measure up well.
The Beverly Hills Courier welcomes and appreciates “Letters to the Editor” (1) The
shorter the better;
(2) Refrain from personal attacks or insults; (3) Keep to one topic; (4) Do not send letters appearing elsewhere. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Fax to: 310-271-5118; Mail to: The Courier, 9100 Wilshire Blvd. (#360E), Beverly Hills CA 90212
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Rabbi Jacob Pressman A SUMMER OF FIRE AND WATER The two eternal enemies of fire and water really went at each other with uncommon viciousness this past summer. Forest fires and floods have been competing for our attention almost countrywide. It is painful to watch our precious trees flaming up and devastating our hillsides and other spots, creeks turning into rivers, presenting their own dangers. As we watch many a hillside of lovely homes suddenly flaming up and turning their former occupants into homeless seekers of domicile. It hurts me to see man’s accumulated treasures of a lifetime swamped or burned by one of these perennial enemies. I may be wrong but it seems to me that fire and water have been especially hostile during the past two months. In our cozy enclave of Beverly Hills we have been fortunate in being spared those traditional enemies. There are a few among us who indulge in combining the two elements into “firewater” but the effects are rarely long lasting. Thanks to the marvelous efforts of our fire department, our residents have largely been kept safe and sound. Moreover, yours truly has been a grateful beneficiary of that department who rushed two wagons to our home some months ago and transported me speedily to the emergency room at the hospital. Lying there on the way I could not help thinking how fortunate you and I are to live in our precious Beverly Hills.
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR As a theatre lover, after seeing both Matilda and Kinky Boots in May, I had a clear choice for the top Tony award. The voters got it right by selecting Kinky Boots as “Best Musical” and I take issue with Joan Rivers labeling it as “super sentimental.” That term can allude to drippy, mushy, corny, sappy material–trivializing the two lead actors’ portrayal of powerfully different characters who find deep commonalities. Matilda, based on Roald Dahl’s fantasy of a precocious, exceptional child, also has a positive message. But the neglectful and abusive interactions of three adult characters with the young heroine and her classmates are somewhat painful to watch. The children’s ensemble work is terrific with the Matilda character being engaging and superbly performed. However, many in the audience appeared less than enthralled. “Best Musical” is for a new Broadway show that combines outstanding elements of acting, song, and dance into a performance with emotional impact. The awards Matilda received for visuals (scenic design and lighting), for Gabriel Ebert's unique supporting performance, and for the “Best Book of a Musical” were quite deserved, but limited in regards to the overall production. Kinky Boots is the production Tony voters determined to have the best choreography, the best musical score, orchestration, andsound design, and the best performance by a lead actor (with the other lead actor nominated as well.) This recognition rightly led to its “Best Musical” award. Julia Joseph ****** Regarding Christine Skirmuntt Ford’s letter and the supposed lack of cleanliness here, I walk in the City all the time and marvel how well maintained it is. I often give thanks that I live here because of this cleanliness and for our police force which is always on call and protective. I don’t think I would feel safe anywhere else. As for keeping it clean, whenever there is a problem, the City takes care of it right away so I have no complaints. Sydue Rasmussen ****** I have written the City Council about restoring the name Burton Way to the street now called “Little” Santa Monica Boulevard from Rexford and Moreno Drives. I would now like to suggest this be done over a period of time–maybe two to three years–in order to eliminate additional expense to the merchants. Instead I would suggest a dual name by adding Burton Way attached above or below the South Santa Monica Boulevard signage. It is demeaning the term “Little” is used to describe one of our primary streets through the Golden Triangle. It was an affront to the City’s founder, Burton Green, that his name was removed. In my opinion, such dual signage during this temporary period would cause a novel look, causing discussions by onlookers, nuture publicity and augment patronage to Burton Way stores and restaurants, including my own tenant, La Dolce Vita. Fred Barman ****** It’s hard to believe that anyone who voted for Dr. Willie Brian and Dr. Julian Gold could accept the excuse of something taking “too much time” when it has as great and future impact on our City as the Metro does. If they can’t spare the time, they shouldn’t have run for the City Council in the first place. John N. Levi ****** I am back from walking from Robertson to Maple along Burton Way. There are dedicated bike lanes on both sides of Burton Way, both in L.A. and Beverly Hills. On one side, we were almost run over by a bicyclist who preferred for some unknown reason the sidewalk. On the other side, we were almost “thrown to the side” twice, each by a different bicyclist. The second one, at least, had the decency, after almost running us over, to move from the sidewalk to the dedicated bike lane. Barry Brucker once said there was no municipal code section in Beverly Hills prohibiting bicyclists from using the sidewalks (unlike neighboring cities like West Hollywood). If this is indeed the case, I would strongly urge looking into the issue. A bicyclist plowing into a pedestrian (especially an elderly person, but to anyone) in full force can inflict considerable and lasting damage. There is no reason for bicyclists to use the sidewalks when just feet away there is a dedicated lane. I hope the City will look into this matter for the safety of all pedestrians who actually use the sidewalks. Ari Bussel City Manager Jeff Kolin replies: Thanks for sharing your concern about bicyclists using the sidewalk in this section of the City. I will have our Transportation staff review the municipal code to see if use of the sidewalks by cyclists is prohibited.
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