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Soil Sample Test Results Save BHUSD $2.2 Million By Laura Coleman Beverly Hills Unified School District realized an unexpected $2.2 million savings this week after soil sample tests confirmed that the proposed underground parking structure at Horace Mann would not be built on contaminated land. The current budget to modernize Horace Mann is

Kids get creative at BHEF’s Beverly Hills Summer Academy. 4

Beverly Vista student dazzles in L.A. Opera Camp performance. 4

Camp Beverly Hills kids learn how to make ShishKa-Bobs. 5

Modernist French Artist Xavier Veilhan leads “90210 Case Study”. 5

High school interns learn about medical world at CHLA. 15

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TOUR OF DUTY — Beverly Hills Deputy Fire Chief Mark Embry (far right) and Fire Chief Tim Scranton (second from right) join fellow firefighters and riders in holding flags representing different countries from all over the world during Sunday’s Tour of Duty stop in Beverly Hills. See page 14 for more photos and visit www.bhcourier.com later today to find out more about the riders. Photo by Reggie Sully

By Laura Coleman The Board of Education voted 3-0 Tuesday to move forward with more aggressive enrollment recertification procedures which trigger disenrollment for all students whose parents or

Ice Skating Coming to Beverly Gardens Park This Christmas

Shangri-La Discriminated Against Jews, Jury Finds

By Matt Lopez In the midst of a hot summer, Beverly Hills residents received some cool holiday news at last Tuesday's City Council study session. The council unani-

By Laura Coleman A Los Angeles Superior Court jury determined that 18 Los Angeles Jews had been the victims of discrimination by Santa Monica’s Hotel Shangri-La and its owner Tehmina Adaya following five days of deliberation on Wednesday. “It was a complete win,” Plaintiffs attorney

mously approved bringing a holiday ice skating rink to Beverly Gardens Park in December to help Beverly Hills ring in the Christmas spirit. “I'm very excited about it,” reform coun-

cilwoman Lili Bosse told The Courier. “It's a great way to start the holidays in Beverly Hills before our centennial celebration.” (see ‘SKATING,’ page 18)

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$60 million, which includes a 30 percent contingency and the $2.2 million that the district had previously anticipated would be needed deal with contaminated soil. ”This is an example of where calling in the experts and taking this additional

BHUSD Tightens Residency Verification Requirements

•Health & Wellness 15 •Arts & Entertainment 16 •Birthdays 20

Warren Beatty Put The Moves On Her, As Did Omar Sharif. She Refused To Get Involved. “You Just Don’t, If You’re A Pro,” Says Photographer Ellen Graham, Who Adds, “Dogs Are Tougher To Shoot Than Kids.”

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SUNSHINE COACH — Longtime Beverly Hills residents Monty and Marilyn Hall donated the “Monty and Marilyn Hall Sunshine Coach” to Camp Max Straus of the Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters last Friday at Roxbury Park in honor of JBBBSLA boardmember Jerry Steinbaum. Pictured (from left): Bill Ratner (JBBBSLA boardmember), Laurie Feldman (JBBBSLA director of development), Bruce Steinbaum(JBBBSLA boardmember), Marilyn Hall, Monty Hall, Bunny Steinbaum, Scott Forman (Variety of Southern California boardmember) and Jerry Steinbaum (front row). Courier Photo by Matt Lopez

Beverly Hills Couple Donates Van To Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters By Matt Lopez Beverly Hills residents Monty and Marilyn Hall selected Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters of Los Angeles (JBBB-

SLA) and Camp Max Straus to receive a new 15-passenger van at a ceremony last Friday at Roxbury Park. Variety the Chil-

dren's Charity of Southern California was on hand to present JBBBSLA with the van, a “Sunshine Coach” (see ‘JBBBSLA,’ page 13)

AN ARCHIVE FOR THE AGES—Ellen Graham has been photographing “the bad and the beautiful” for more than 40 years. She’s published several books, and her latest, Talking Pictures, includes 200 images of stars that will spark iconic memories for many. More photographs in G e o r g e Christy’s column on Page 6, and his “Pick of the Week” is on page 11.

guardians don’t ahere to the rules by the first semester’s end. Board president Brian Goldberg and members Noah Margo and Lewis Hall voted for the updated (see ‘RESIDENCY’ page 18)

James Turken told The Courier. “The jury found that there was egregious discrimination against this group of Jewish young people.” The jury awarded the plaintiffs in excess of $1.2 million after finding that the hotel and Adaya violated (see ‘SHANGRI-LA’ page 9)


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Three New Luxury Home Developments In The Desert To Tempt Westside Buyers By Laura Coleman somed 4 years ago with the unA unique partnership be- derlying thesis to bring a new tween Beverly Hills-based de- style of contemporary architecveloper Alta Verde Group and ture to the desert area. local architectural firm Poon “Our vision distills producDesign, both located at 315 S. tion architecture to the essence Beverly Dr., has yielded three of modern design: proportion, very unique upscale Palm light, scale, space, authenticity, Springs area developments and flexibility,” Poon said. “The now underway. desert culture inspires our ele“These are the dream mentally modern designs.” homes of today’s generation,” By democratizing high-end Alta Verde CEO Andrew Adler architecture, Adler said he was said, referable to ring to the o f f e r 50-plus dehighmographic end arthat seeks chitecefficiency, ture at privacy and an afa modern fordable architecture price. aesthetic. Each of Adler the 3 said the bacommusic theory nities behind Esavoids Anthony Poon and Andrew Adler cena Golf evoking Resort and Monte Sereno in a “sea of sameness” by using South Palm Canyon in Palm dramatic high quality materials Springs, and Coral Mountain in for construction and offering La Quinta at PGA West, is to buyers several different home marry large dramatic contem- styles within the three unique porary space with efficient pri- communities, Adler said. vate space. Escena, which broke “They’re buying a work of ground this month and fronts art,” Poon founder Anthony the Nicklaus-designed golf Poon said. course, offers homes priced The product-focused col- from the mid-$400,000s to laboration between the devel- $600,000s. The 130 “this cenoper and the architect blos- tury modern” residences are

Escena Golf Resort Facade

Escena Golf Resort Backyard

designed to reflect glamorous modernism, Adler said. Monte Sereno, surrounded by mountains on three sides, will offer 60 homes in the “mission modern” style with contemporary interiors and classic mission-style facades. Pricing for homes within the exclusive South Palm Canyons gated

community beside the Indian Canyons Golf Course will start at $1 million. Coral Mountain in La Quinta offers resort architecture that draws inspiration from Bali and the Pacific Rim. Long reflecting pools are in the “Cali-Bali” style, Adler described. The 70 homes will be

priced from mid$600,000s to mid$700,000s. All homes are one-story and are designed to be as energy efficient as possible. In addition, landscaping will feature drought tolerant native species and all garages are wired with car charging stations. Adler anticipated that the “glamorous communities” would be particularly appealing to Beverly Hills residents looking to escape for a weekend without having to drive more than 2 hours. “Palm Springs is becoming a cooler place to live again,” he said. Last month, Alta Verde announced that Beverly Hillsbased celebrity go-to designer Mike Valles would be the lead interior design decorator for the three new projects in the desert. For sales information call (760) 776-1111.


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School Board Vows To Comply With Lead And Asbestos Law By Laura Coleman The Board of Education took action Tuesday to bring the school district in compliance with state law which mandates a two-year survey to indentify lead and asbestos in schools when it unanimously approved 3-0 a contract between the district and Ambient Environmental to perform a survey at Beverly High. The last time a survey was performed at the high school was SUMMER CARTOONING — Kids from the BHEF’s 2012 Beverly Hills Summer Academy at El Rodeo had fun drawing their own cartoon animals. The kids began the project by drawing their cartoon animal, then imprinting the cartoon animal in clay. Then, they painted the clay imprints of the animal with glazes to proudly display them wherever they want. Students in the camp created art pieces, exciting science experiments and had plenty of Math and Writing practice. Pictured (from left): Natalie Lightner, Isaac Morris, Shayda Shafa, Maya Goldkorn, Jay Kim, Grace Bot, Nicholas Geiger and Hayley Geiger.

City To Continue Brown Act Compliance By Matt Lopez Beverly Hills is set to join a slew of other cities statewide in continuing compliance with the Frank M. Brown Act, a state law promoting transparency among government agencies. In an alleged money-sav-

ing attempt, the state recently enacted a three-year suspension of the Brown Act, saving an estimated $96 million by pulling back funding on a requirement by government agencies to post meeting agendas at least 72 hours before the

meeting. Passed in 1953, the Brown Act aims to ensure meetings of cities, counties and school districts will be conducted in an open, public forum. The city council on Aug. 7

Courier Photo by Matt Lopez

STORMY– Stormy is a yearold pure bred Shih Tzu girl weighing in full grown at 10pounds. She is sweet, confident and socialized to people, other dogs and even cats! This rare designer rescue is ready to be spoiled rotten by a doting reader of The Courier. Those interested in adopting Stormy can contact Kira Lorsch at 4Dogs@RHL Group.com or visit FurBabyRescue.org.

Board of Education Approves Measure E Performance Audit By Laura Coleman The Board of Education unanimously voted to approve an expanded performance audit for Measure E expenditures and operations as recommended by the Citizen’s Oversight Committee (COC) at its meeting Tuesday 3-0. Board president Brian

Beverly Vista Student Shines at L.A. Opera Camp reer last weekend. Berkman was one of a select group of young entertainers who starred last weekend in the L.A. Opera Camp's production of The White Bird Of Pos-

(see ‘MEASURE E,’ page 13)

(see ‘GOLDA,’ page 12)

Bouchon Bakery Celebrates One Year in City Bakery Beverly Hills, the nofrills French-style boulangerie beside the fountain in the idyllic Beverly Canon Gardens. To celebrate its first birth-

Goldberg and members Noah Margo and Lewis Hall voted for it, with board VP Jake Manaster and boardmember Lisa Korbatov abstaining due to absence. “It’s important for the community to have confidence in how we’re spending

ton at the Barnsdall Gallery Theatre in Los Angeles. Berkman starred as the Native Mojave Boy and got to flex both her acting and singing

PATEK– Patek Philippe president Larry Pettinelli (left) made a special visit Wednesday to the nation’s only standalone Patek boutique at 360 N. Rodeo Dr. Positioned beside Rolex (both luxury watch stores are operated by Gearys), Patek is regarded as the preeminent timepiece designer, where watches are considered heirlooms. “Luxury’s really all about the experience,” Pettinelli told The Courier. “And to be in an environment like this…when the watch is purchased, it should be a memorable event.” He is pictured with Gearys CEO Tom Blumenthal. Photo by Lee Salem Photography

By Laura Coleman Locals and those in the know have spent the last year enjoying the sweets and savories on hand at Bouchon

(see ‘ASBESTOS,’ page 18)

(see ‘BROWN ACT,’ page 13)

THE WHITE BIRD OF POSTON– 13-year-old Beverly Vista student Golda Berkman dazzled last weekend in an L.A. Opera Camp performance of The White Bird Of Poston at the Barnsdall Gallery Theatre in Los Angeles. Pictured (from left): Eli Villanueva (stage director/composer), Golda Berkman, Karen Hogle Brown (conductor) and Leslie Stevens (movement director, librettist) on set between shows Saturday afternoon.

By Matt Lopez Golda Berkman, a 13-yearold Beverly Vista student, is no stranger to the stage, but she had one the most emotional performances of her young ca-

in 2006. Board president Brian Goldberg and members Noah Margo and Lewis Hall voted for it, with board VP Jake Manaster and boardmember Lisa Korbatov abstaining due to absence. “When we identify the problem, we own it and fix it,” Goldberg said. “Clearly when you have any staff member get up and say you’re not in com-

day this week, through Sunday, the bakery will be augmenting its menu by offering a twist on (see ‘BOUCHON,’ page 12)

MINDING THEIR MANNERS– Local residents and students from season #3 of the Beverly Hills Manners “Let’s Dance!” Cotillion . Photo by Katie B. Photography

A Class For Class Kicks Off Season Four In Beverly Hills By Laura Coleman The art of socialization, conversation and grooming has increasingly fallen by the wayside in favor of digital interaction – a societal deficiency Beverly Hills Manners

founder Lisa Gaché aspires to remedy in her 6-month-longcotillion program. The fourth season of her etiquette school begins in September. “The main purpose of (see ‘MANNERS,’ page 12)


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BEVERLY HILLS COURIER | AUGUST 17, 2012 Page 5 GORES GROUP—The Gores Group will occupy buildings at both 121 Spalding Dr. and 9800 Wilshire Blvd. Between the two buildings will be a pedestrian walkway for employees. Pictured left is a rendering of the two buildings; 121 Spalding is on the left with 9800 Wilshire Blvd.’s building on the right.

Architectural Commission Approves New Building for The Gores Group SHISH-KA-BOBS—Kids at Camp Beverly Hills enjoyed making and eating delicious shish-ka-bobs to help culminate the “Campers Shipwrecked On an Island” week for the Beverly Hills Community Service Department’s Camp Beverly Hills at La Cienega Community Center. Pictured (from left): Jonathan Carlos, Joanne Ferro, Noam EmersonFleming and Ofek Cohen.

Board Of Education To Discuss Crossing Guards in Special Meeting By Laura Coleman The Board of Education will hold a special meeting on Tuesday Aug. 21 at 4:30 p.m. to discuss renewing its contract with All City Manage-

ment to provide crossing guard services in the coming academic year. Boardmember Noah Margo voiced concern at Tuesday’s board meeting that All City had been tar-

geting crossing guards and unfairly firing them. “There has been many instances in the past year where I feel that (see ‘GUARDS,’ page 13)

Portrait of Legendary Designer Bijan Pakzad Up For Auction This Weekend By Matt Lopez A portrait of legendary designer Bijan Pakzad will be auctioned off this weekend, with 20 percent of all proceeds being donated to the charity of the buyer’s choice. The painting, produced by wellknown Iranian artist Iraj Ashrafi, is a 58 x 48 inch oil-based painting of the former Beverly Hills resident Pakzad, who migrated to Los Angeles from Iran in 1973 and opened the by-appointment-only House of Bijan on Rodeo Drive. Pakzad’s boutique has been a shopBIJAN PORTRAIT—The above portrait ping destination for clients such as Presiof legendary fashion designer Bijan dents Ronald Reagan, George W. Bush and Pakzad, will be auctioned off this week- Barack Obama, as well as actors Arnold end, with 20 percent of proceeds going to the charity of the buyer’s choice.

(see ‘BIJAN,’ page 13)

Peninsula Hotel Aims to Raise Awareness for Domestic Violence The Peninsula Beverly Hills has partnered with jeweler Mikimoto to raise funds and awareness for women and children affected by domestic violence with a speCASABLANCA– Beverly Hills residents packed Beverly Canon Gardens last Sunday night for a screening of Casablanca under the stars. Remaining screenings this year at Beverly Canon Gardens include Mirror Mirror on Aug. 26 and a viewer’s choice film on Sept. 9. Screenings begin at 8 p.m. and are presented free of charge by the Beverly Hills Community Services Department.

cial afternoon tea throughout this month. A portion of proceeds from the luxurious high tea served at the Peninsula will support the non-profit A Window

Between Worlds. The afternoon tea is offered in the hotel’s Living Room overlooking lush tropical gardens and accompanied by a classi(see ‘PENINSULA,’ page 13)

By Matt Lopez The Gores Group is one step closer to Beverly Hills after the Architectural Commission unanimously approved its

building at 121 Spalding Dr. The 4-story, 45-foottall structure, which is being designed by Belzberg Architects, sits adjacent

to the building at 9800 Wilshire Blvd., which will also be occupied by The Gores Group. A pedestrian bridge (see ‘GORES,’ page 12)

90210 CASE STUDY—On Sunday, Modernist French artist Xavier Veilhan (pictured) took over Pierre Koenig’s Case Study House # 21 in an “intervention” that transformed the house into living art for a night. Sunday’s intervention was the second in the artist’s series of installations in Modernist landmarks as part of “Architectones,” which kicked off last week at the Richard Neutra VDL Research House in Silverlake. Courier Photo by Laura Coleman.


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the day that I bought Kelly Klein’s book, Pools, published by Pointed Leaf Press – one of the most stylish picture books designed by Sam Shahid – I’ve hoped they’d be interested in my work. Now my dream has been realized. Suzanne Slesin, a former editor with major shelter magazines and The New York Times, established her own imprint, and I’m thrilled with the beautiful book that she and Sam created with my 200 images in Talking Pictures. I couldn’t ask for anything better.

“This is one of the best

collections I’ve ever seen,” says columnist Liz Smith, “and I’ve seen them all.” The book’s available on Amazon, at Book Soup, and the Ralph Lauren stores in Beverly Hills, New York and Palm Beach, where the Worth Avenue store honored Ellen with a launch party that Palm Beachers continue to talk about.

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llen and her insurance executive husband Ian Graham, whose son Alexis is in finance, own lovely residences on Park Avenue in Manhattan, Palm Beach and Beverly Hills that have been featured in Architectural Digest. Summering for years in Beverly Hills, Ellen and Ian encountered and befriended folks such Greta Garbo, who Ellen considers the most beautiful woman (she finds the 40s’ actor Robert Taylor’s as the most handsome man).

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hen Greta Garbo arrived to dine chez Graham in Beverly Hills, she asked for a Scotch. Thinking he’d please her, Ian mentioned he had the Swedish vodka Absolut on ice (Greta being a Swede). Would Page 6 | August 17, 2012

she like that? Garbo accepted the shot of vodka which she downed in one gulp, and then asked if she could now have her preferred Scotch, please.

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llen’s pictorial oeuvre of the glamourati has appeared in major American and European magazines. Have any of the men put the moves on her? She thinks for a moment before confessing, “Yes … one of Hollywood’s best-looking men. Warren Beatty. I declined. Then there’s that moment when Omar Sharif jumped me and broke the wine bottle at his house in Malibu. Turned out he had a woman waiting upstairs, and they were hot for a threesome. Men are hunky and sensual, and their eyes are usually out for a little whoopee. I never get involved. You just don’t if you’re a pro.”

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ecalling her 1973 book, The Growling Gourmet, with its photographs of celebrities and their dogs, Ellen shrugs her shoulders. “Not easy or a happy time … dogs are tougher than working with kids.”

Online at Clint Eastwood (1974) www.bhcourier.com/georgechristy.cfm

Kirk and Anne Douglas (early 1990s)

Gloria Swanson (1974)

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aking pictures of men is easier, she reflects. “Not all that fussing about hair and makeup. Unlike Annie Leibowitz, whose entourage sets up everything for her, I’m without assistants, a one-woman operation who takes the pictures at my house or on the street.”

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like black and white photos. Sorry, I’m not one for digital. W h e n you’ve b e e n d o i n g what I’ve done all these years, and it works, why change? I like the paper and the look of silver nitrate.

Cary Grant and Alfred Hitchcock (1974)

George Hamilton (1973)

Debbie Reynolds (1970s)

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he Lido. Venice, Italy. 1959. Ellen Graham is summering during an annual family holiday with her world-traveler parents. Her mother Thea’s an aristocratic German beauty, and dad, Al, a successful American businessman. “They bought me a camera ... and that started it all. I can’t believe how this gift changed my life. For more than forty years, I’ve loved photographing interesting people, and it didn’t take long to get linked into celebrities, who appreciated my work and often came to me. Warren Beatty and Julie Christie when they were together, Christopher Walken, Sharon Tate and on and on. Let’s say, The Bad And The Beautiful, which is the title I chose for my 2004 book that’s in the Harry Abrams catalogue.

don’t shoot much anymore.”

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y first camera was a Leica, and I’ve been shooting with a Nikon for y e a r s . Cellphone kids imagine they’re photographers.

Carrie Fisher (1974)

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hile Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are stars, others such as the K a rd a s h i a n s are not, and that crowd are taking over. Which is why I

Doris Day (1975) is among the 200 celebrities included in Ellen Graham’s Talking Pictures, receiving high praise from leading book stores, including our Book Soup. Prince Albert of Monaco (1984)

Mary Tyler Moore (1974)

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‘Spiritual Art From The East’ Comes To The West 8/20-9/20 GP DEVA Frontier Art & X-Power Gallery, an Asian contemporary art gallery featuring paintings, mixed media pieces and installation artwork announces its Autumn Exhibition show “Spiritual Art from the East.” The exhibition showcases world renown artist- Lee Sun-Don.

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time actually saved the district $2.2 million,” Board of Education president Brian Goldberg told The Courier. “We’re taking our time to do it right and in this case, we saved $2.2 million.” The cost savings, which the district had already budgeted for as part of the modernization process, will likely be funneled into value engineering and school site design, according to a district source. The district had concerns about toxic contamination that might have leaked into the water table from the land across the street from the school, currently occupied by Motor Doctor at the northwest corner of Charleville and Robertson. The district contracted with Envi-

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state law by forcing the plaintiffs, professional Jewish men and women in their 20s and 30s, to leave the hotel pool after referring to the group as “[expletive] Jews.” “The jury checked the box that [Adaya and the hotel] acted with malice, aggression or fraud against all of the plaintiffs, which means that it goes to punitive damages,” Turken said. The jury also found that Shangri-La and Adaya had jointly violated the plaintiffs’ civil rights and inflicted intentional emotional distress on 11 of the

ronmental Audit, Inc. to determine the level of contaminants three stories underground. Tests showed that the soil would not need to be handled as contaminated when excavated due to the lack of petroleum hydrocarbons or other constituents, such as metals or organochlorine pesticides at problematic levels. “We’re doing everything we can to ensure the health and safety of the students of our campuses,” Goldberg said, adding that the “saved” money could be used for any Measure E project anywhere in the district. Construction to modernize Horace Mann’s auditorium is currently underway and construction on a new middle school building could commence next summer contingent on approval by the board and the Division of the State Architect on final schematic designs. plaintiffs and had inflicted negligent emotional distress on 14 plaintiffs. “This group of young people were remarkable because they put up with egregious and systemic discrimination and they didn’t cave,” Turken said. Turken said the verdict will be reread in the course of polling jurors and then proceed to punitive damages, which could exceed $1 million. Adaya was not in court on Thursday morning, although she had been ordered to appear. Turken said she “claimed a nervous breakdown,” which could hold up the second phase of the proceedings.

Questions? Comments? Concerns? Story Ideas? Email The Courier at LColeman@bhcourier.com or MLopez@bhcourier.com


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Happenings Around Town

• Paleyfest To Spotlight New Network TV Fall Offerings The Paley Center for Media, 465 N. Beverly Dr., will present the annual PaleyFest of Fall TV Preview Parties. The week-long series offers free premiere screenings of the highly anticipated new shows of the upcoming season before they air. Along with this year’s media partner, TV Guide Magazine, Paley will host the following series and networks: NBC (Sept. 5): The New Normal, Go On, Revolution, Animal Practice, Chicago Fire and Guys With Kids; CBS (Sept. 6): Partners, Elementary, Vegas and Made In Jersey; the CW (Sept. 8): Arrow, Emily Owens, M.D., and Beauty And The Beast; FOX (Sept. 10): Ben And Kate, The Mindy Project, The Mob Doctor, New Girl and Raising Hope; ABC (Sept. 11): Scandal, Malibu Country, The Neighbors and Nashville. In most cases members of the casts and creative teams will be on hand for Q&A discussions. The free event is open to the public but ticket reservations are required. Visit www.paleycenter.org for further information and reservations. Meanwhile, next Thursday (Aug. 23) at 7 p.m. Paley Center will host a salute to the 10,000

episodes of the endearing and enduring soap The Young And The Restless. Nine of the cast members will be on hand for a Q&A moderated by Brooks Barnes of The New York Times. Tickets to the general public are $15 (www.paleycenter.org). • Cisterna’s Solo Art Exhibition Set For Westfield Mall Thursday Beverly Hills’ resident Dennis Cisterna III, who spends his working hours as an investment banker with Carlton Advisory Services in Century City, has resurrected a passion for painting after a 30-year hiatus. He will be hosting “Resurrection,” a free solo art exhibition of his works on Thursday, Aug. 23, from 6 to 10 p.m. at Obika Ristorante in the Westfield mall, 10250 Santa Monica Blvd. Information is at: www.cisternacollection.com. • Caritas Gala To Celebrate Irene Dunne Guild’s 25th Year The 25th anniversary of The Irene Dunne Guild will be celebrated at St. John’s Health Center Foundation’s 2012 Caritas Gala, Oct. 13, in The Beverly Wilshire. Honorees will be the Tarble Foundation and Sr. Maureen Craig, SCL. Call 310-829-8424 for information. •JNF’s Tree Of Life Gala Honors Andrew Stevens, Kathy Ireland The Jewish National Fund

will honor B.H. businessman Andrew Stevens, former “supermodel” and entrepreneur Kathy Ireland, and six Holocaust survivors (Andrew and Yvette Gardner, Joseph Nissenbaum, Roman Russ, Ida Waksberg and Cantor Hershel Walfish) at its Sept. 6 “Tree of Life” gala in The Beverly Hills Hotel. Comedian Paul Reiser will emcee with entertainment by the “Rat Pack Encore.” RSVP by Aug. 27 to jnf.org/latol or call 323-9641400. • Free Greek Yogurt Breakfasts Tuesday Mornings At Pinkberry On Tuesdays Aug. 21 and 28 from 8 to 10 a.m., Pinkberry, 240 S. Beverly Dr., is offering a free serving of fresh (not frozen) Greek yogurt with hand-cut fruits, premium granolas and natural sweeteners. • Speed Grieving Screens At Cancer Support Center The short film Speed Grieving will be screened Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the Cancer Support Community-Benjamin Center, 1990 S. Bundy Dr. Its creator/star Alysia Reiner along with actor in the film, David Alan Basche, will be on hand for a Q&A. RSVP at 310314-2555. • BBBSLA Adds Roshon Fegan As Rising Stars Gala Honoree Roshon Fegan of Dancing With The Stars fame will join Sumner Redstone, executive chair of Viacom and CBS, and Dana

30 YEARS AT JIMMY AU’S–Fred Gutierrez (center), store manager and buyer, celebrates his 30th anniversary at Jimmy Au’s For Men 5’8 And Under at a party given by owner Jimmy Au (right) and the latter’s son Alan Au (left) at the 51-year-old boutique, 9408 Brighton Way. The showplace has outfitted countless film and TV personalities during its storied history. More than 60 were on hand for the occasion.

ANNE BANNING AUXILIARY– Greer Saunders (left) of Beverly Hills congratulates Patti Vogt Rowey on her successful chairmanship of the recent Spring Walden, chair of 20th Century- Affaire luncheon at the Four Fox TV as honorees at its Oct. 26 Seasons. The Anne Banning Rising Stars Gala in The Beverly Auxiliary of the Assistance League Hilton. Visit: www.bbbsla.org or of Southern California hosted the call 323-904-4400. benefit for Operation School Bell, which clothes more than 5,500 impoverished school children. ALSC provides comprehensive social services to more than 93,000 individuals in need. Photo by Janet Harrison Some people just like bargains, even emony. Reservations should be made if you have to spend time in the devil’s liv- before Sept. 4, and more information is at 760-671-3243. ing room to get one. Not only is the entry fee a bargain, the But, believe it or not, summertime is becoming the Desert’s mini season, only beneficiary is one of the Valley’s venerable much less expensive than in February charities. Founded in 1954 by a group of parents when as the temperature falls, the roomwho wanted their children to have close rates rise. Even the nationally known hotels access to the therapeutic and soothing have drastically cut their rates for the sum- waters of Desert Hot Springs, Angel View’s mer, while Palm Springs assortment of lit- goal caught on as land was donated to the tle inns are almost giving rooms away – organization, and a 52-bed rehabilitation especially mid-week. And, Tee-times at facility for suffers from polio built. When some of the Desert’s best courses are beg- polio became eradicated, it expanded its ging to be filled. Sure, you have to be on treatment program to care for children and the first tee by six in the morning … but young adults with developmental disabilithat should be your game’s biggest prob- ties, many of whom also had physical disabilities. Today, about 70 percent of Angel lem. So remember, Some Like It Hot is not View clients have some form of physical only a Marilyn Monroe move, but also a paralysis. The original 52-bed facility now serves state of mind–one that’s worthwhile expeas Angel View’s administrative center. It riencing. operates 19 purpose-build 6-bed homes, ****** If you have been waiting for a chance with 18 of them providing 24-hour nursing to get your golf score below the course care to residents. Each of these homes featemperature, you will soon have your ture extra-thick walls, extra-wide doorways, chance as Gemma Power Systems, a low counter-tops and sinks and roll-in nationwide builder of power facilities, is showers to facilitate wheelchairs. And, sponsoring a charity golf tournament everyone is equipped with a fully operating called “Golf for Kids,” with all net pro- back-up generator in case of emergency. Obviously, the work of Angel ceeds going to assist Angel View Crippled Children’s Foundation, a non-profit that View–which provides about 1 million hours has played a significant role in improving of client care per year–requires a multi-milthe quality of life for children and young lion-dollar annual budget. One of its primary private-sector financial resources is a adults in the Coachella Valley. The tournament will be held on thriving network of 12 resale stores–some Saturday, Sept. 8, at the Desert Hot being among the oldest continuously operSprings-adjacent, Mission Lakes Country ating resale stores in the Coachella Valley. Club. The entry fee per golfer is a reason- You would be surprised at who some of the able $150 and includes a continental donors are … as well as some of the buyers. Contact Angel View Crippled Childbreakfast, green fees with cart, lunch at the turn as well as dinner and awards cer- ren’s Foundation at 760-329-6471.

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George Christy’s Pick Of The Week: The Noir of Tinsel Town “To

this day, people remain confused and concerned about what happened with the killing of publicist Ronni Chasen. A victim of a random robbery or a hit?” asks Barbara Schroeder, the Emmywinning co-author with Clark Fogg of their informative and entertaining Beverly Hills Confidential, A Century Of Stars, Scandals And Murders. Published by our local Angel City Press, the pub date’s scheduled for late August. However, this beautifully packaged “tour guide” of crime and mystery, designed by art director Hilary Lentini, is available on Amazon and at Barnes and Noble.

more than one hundred homicide/death investigations, testifying in federal and state courts about more than 200 cases, even taught classes on CSI techniques.

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must-read for Beverly Hills residents and everyone eternally fascinated with this golden city … a great addition for our school libraries,”

“Barbara and Clark have

promised a portion of the book’s proceeds for our Beverly Hills Police Foundation that helps officers’ families in dire need. Recently a policeman’s daughter was texting while driving and crashed with lasting injuries. The insurance wouldn’t cover her bills. We

rupt tycoons, gamblers, serial crooks, jealous husbands and wives, fledgling actors. And, of course, titillating celebrities who are suicidal, greedy killers, hookers, fools behaving badly, and painfully lost souls. Many tales are accompanied with Clark Fogg’s analyses of the heinous

design artists.” The books are keepsakes.

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993’s Hollywood du Jour was the first, chronicling seven decades of restaurant history with 18 restaurants, including the Brown Derby’s Cobb salad, Romanoff’s chocolate soufflé, the Cock ‘n’ Bull’s Welshman’s rarebit.

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ore recently, Hollywood Rides A Book by Steven Rea arrived earlier this year, which we devoted our Page Six column to. A treasurechest of photographs with Hollywood beauties and matinee idols cycling around the studio lots. Mother Dolores (Hart) of the Regina Laudis monastery in Bethlehem, CT. read our column online, and asked for a copy to add to the Benedictine Order’s library.

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onni’s murder was a random robbery,” verifies Clark, the lead CSI forensic specialist for the Beverly Hills Police Department. A former law enforcement officer, Clark’s conducted more than 30,000 crime scene investigations. “According to police, the killer was Harold Martin Smith,” the authors write. “A blabbermouth who couldn’t resist bragging to acquaintances that he was the guy who killed ‘that blonde lady’ in all those news reports. The bullets in his gun matched those found in Ronni Chasen.” Clark stands 100 percent convinced, and details the gruesome facts surrounding Ronni’s violent murder in an explanatory chapter.

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his fall, Rock ‘n’ Roll Billboards showcases neverbefore-available photographs by Robert Landau about “the time when rock was the most important music ever recorded … when youth, politics, and art merged to turn counterculture into mainstream culture.”

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ngel City Press’ Hollywood histories are “forever giftable”.

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says Beverly Hills Police Chief Dave Snowden. He attended the book launch honoring the authors at Greystone mansion hosted by publishers Paddy Calistro and Scott McAuley. “I’m proud of Barbara and Clark … this is a terrific job, way beyond any of the records esides conducting thirty at our police headquarters. thousand crime scene investi- They researched the archives of gations, Clark’s participated in the defunct H e r a l d Examiner, covering more than 100 years of serious crime that began with the bean fields of Beverly Hills. The writing’s concise, and every page engages you with fantastic archival photos, many never before published. Amy Graves

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Authors Barbara Schroeder and Clark Fogg

did. We’ve helped others.”

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uring the early 1900s developer Burton Green anticipated discovering black gold under the bean fields. No such luck. The earth gushed water. Instead, Green created a swanky community with mansions to attract moguls and movie stars who ultimately delivered their crimes and salacious scandals.

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n reality,” the publishers note, “Beverly Hills has more than its share of malice, mayhem and murder as we reexamine the not-to-be-forgotten stories. A murder-suicide at Greystone mansion in the 20s … was it a gay love affair or political payback? The nude female police officer aviatrix falling from the sky. The millionaire madam running a stable of beautiful women and selling sought-after drugs.”

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n encyclopedic index fills six crowded pages. Chockablock with infamous and not so famous names from the Sinatras to stripper Lili St. Cyr, Marilyn Monroe, Jean Harlow. Social grandees, cor-

crimes.

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e’ll leave it to you to turn the pages featuring the Who and the Who and learn more about the Beverly Hills denizens than you ever imagined. A richly readable coffee table or bedside tome, Beverly Hills Confidential is certain to spark gossip and shock with its formidable history of the city’s underbelly. Not to be missed.

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et us now salute Angel City Press, founded by Paddy and Scott in 1992, with a goal of publishing “high quality nonfiction books drenched in nostalgia, luxuriously illustrated and showcasing California’s top

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e should acknowledge Barbara Schroeder’s multiple Emmy Awards, and her National DuPont Award for her reportorial team’s coverage of the Rodney King trial. A former reporter for KTTV, she’s appeared on Extra!, written and produced the 2009 Talhotblonde (cq) documentary which won awards and was directed by Courteney Cox.

Beverly Hills Police Chief Dave Snowden

We are reprinting last week’s Pick of the Week about the encyclopedic Beverly Hills Confidential researched and written by Clark Fogg and Barbara Schroeder. The 2010 murder of publicist Ronni Chasen in Beverly Hills was a “random robbery, and not a hit” affirms Clark Fogg. George Christy


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Tamara Stone of Beverly Hills, a member of the class of ’13, was among the more than 750 students named to the annual dean’s list at Union College in Schenectady, N.Y. Stone, a history and English major, is a 2009 BHHSgraduate. To be named to the list, Union students must have a GPA of at least 3.5 for the academic year and meet certain other requirements. ***** Nikita Rushmanov of Beverly Hills will begin studies at Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne, Fla. this fall. Rushmanov graduated from Palisades Charter High School and plans to pursue a bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering. ***** Clara Jaques of Beverly Hills helped The Washington University in St. Louis, Mo. women’s soccer team earn a No. 9 ranking in the National Soccer Coaches Association of

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is planned to connect the two buildings. “It's a treat to see this ... I've enjoyed watching the evolution of it,” Commissioner Walter B. Meyer said. “This has really evolved and been polished in a sophisticated way that's not trying to be different for different's sake, but to be a great piece of architecture.” The commission unanimously agreed to keep a proposed canopy structure atop the building, which Hagy Belzberg, AIA, said will create

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a unifying structural element for the buildings. In addition, the commission agreed to recommend a request by Belzberg architects to ask the City to allow trees to be planted in front of the building along Spalding Dr. to help “further enhance the structure.” “We are extremely pleased with the progress we’ve made thus far and look forward to working with the City of Beverly Hills as we move forward with construction,” former three-term Beverly Hills Mayor Thomas Levyn told The Courier. Levyn is representing The Gores Group. women for society. “It’s definitely a self-esteem booster.” Lisa said her school differentiates itself from longtime cotillion veterans by balancing etiquette and ballroom dance, which is taught by instructor Danny Ponickly. During the monthly 1.5hour-long classes, young men and women are instructed in poise, posture, grooming, attire and presentation, to name a few of the elements that encompass “how they present themselves to the world,” she said. But instruction doesn’t just stop there. Participants, roughly 60 boys and girls, learn to watch their online behavior as well as their offline interactions. “This kind of program is not taught in the schools and it will only enhance the children’s lives and education,” she said. For more information on the fall program, visit www.beverlyhillsmanners.com or call 310-276-9078. Beverly Hills residents receive a 15 percent discount off the $385 registration fee.


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named the Monty and Marilyn Hall Sunshine Coach, was made in honor of current JBBBSLA boardmember Jerry Steinbaum. “I met Jerry 50 years ago and he’s done incredible work for JBBBSLA,” Monty said. “I hope that when they transport the kids back and forth, they'll always know it was Jerry Steinbaum who was responsible.” Camp Max is a non-denominational, residential summer camp in Verdugo Hills of Glendale. The camp has wel-

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their money,” Goldberg said. “We want to be transparent.” Joe Safier, who chairs the COC’s Audit Subcommittee, told the board that the expanded nature of the district’s Measure E program made it essential to expand the scope of the annual performance audit, which is required on an annual basis under Proposition 39. “We believe that it’s important that

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unanimously agreed to continue compliance with the Brown Act and all provisions that had been suspended by the state, including: 1.) Preparation and posting at least 72 hours before a regular meeting of an agenda that contains a brief general description of each item of business to be transacted or discussed at the meeting. 2.) Inclusion on the agenda of a brief general description of all items to be discussed in closed session. 3.) Disclosure of each item to be discussed in closed session in an open meeting, prior to any closed session. 4.) Reporting in open session prior to adjournment on the actions and votes

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cal harpist. The menu includes a selection of savory sandwiches and pastries served on hand-painted china and an array of more than 30 loose-leaf teas, a miniature caviar cake, a glass of Nicolas Feuillatte “Brut Rosé” and a signature Peninsula Page Cap Cake. The Mikimoto Tea is priced at $67 per person and is offered in addition to

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the management has kind of torn asunder the community by targeting certain crossing guards…to get rid of them,” he said. “I don’t like the way they handle business.” Under a Joint Powers Agreement, the City reimburses the district

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Schwarzenegger, Tom Cruise and Anthony Hopkins. Fellow fashion designers Giorgio Armani and Tom Ford have also made stops into the House of Bijan. Bijan died April 16, 2011 at age 67 after suffering a stroke two days earlier.

comed more than 50,000 children in its almost 75 years of service. Variety has provided 225 “Sunshine Coaches” to organizations that support children with special needs. The coaches are used to transport children to hospitals, clubs and shelters. They are also used for field trips. A host of dignitaries were on hand for the presentation, including JBBBSLA CEO Randy Schwab and David Keith of South Bay Ford Lincoln. “We're deeply honored and extremely grateful to have great friends like Monty and Marilyn Hall,” Jerry's son Bruce Steinbaum said.

the scope of this performance audit function be broadened to look at more of the functions the district is performing and planning in preparation for the construction phase,” Safier said. The COC uses the completed audits to review the program and communicate to the community how the program is operating and whether the district is using the bond funds as identified in the bond language. The audit will be due by Feb. 15.

taken in closed session regarding certain subject matters. 5.) Providing copies to the public of certain closed session documents. “It's very important in terms of transparency and hopefully giving people some faith in their government,\ Vice Mayor John Mirisch told The Courier. "I'm surprised state legislature would have suspended certain parts of the act.” Councilmember Lili Bosse said she will never support any regulations that try to close lines of communication between government and the community. “Those open lines of communication are as sacred as anything to me,” Bosse told The Courier. “I would never discontinue the residents' ability to know what we're doing and when we're doing it.” the hotel’s regular Afternoon Tea menu. The Mikimoto Tea also includes a Japanese cookie and an invitation to visit the Mikimoto boutique in Beverly Hills, where guests will receive a copy of the Mikimoto book, published by Assouline, and a sterling silver Mikimoto pen. For more information or to make a reservation visit peninsula.com/beverlyhills or call 310-975 2736.

$125,000 for crossing guards to ensure the safety of students coming and leaving school. All City submitted the lowest bid, stating that there would be no cost increase to the hourly rate of $14.35 for the 2012/2013 school year. The district needs to have crossing guards in place by the time the school year starts on Aug. 27. The preview dates for the portrait are this Saturday and Sunday from 2-5 p.m. and the winner of the auction will be announced Sunday at 5 p.m. The auction will take place at a private home in Brentwood. For more information contact Jasmine at 310-4973827 or inquire at art@ashrafiartgallery.com


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Beverly Hills Welcomes “Tour of Duty” Charity Cyclists En Route From San Diego To New York

Deputy Fire Chief Mark Embry, Dan Ferguson (Australian Defense Force) and Fire Chief Tim Scranton. Embry always rides with his cuddly Koala friend, Cosmo (sitting on handlebars).

Brad Burlingame talks with Ty Domin (Australian Defense Force) and Dan Ferguson (Australian Defense Force). Burlingame’s brother Charles flew Flight 77 that crashed into the Pentagon during the Sept. 11 attacks.

Photos by Reggie Sully

“A tragic moment in history that served to bring our two nations closer together.”

“We can never forget Good will prevail.” -Bob Willis, former Tour of Duty participant Alan Johnson (Ramada Inn West Hollywood Managing Director), Brad Burlingame, Ty Domin, Dan Ferguson (Australian Defense Force), Fire Chief Tim Scranton, Paul Ritchie (event director), Gavin Wood, Linda Giammona (Executive Director New York Police and Fire Widows and Children’s Benefit Fund), Deputy Chief Mark Embry. Johnson comped all the hotel rooms for riders and visitors.

-Ty Domin, Australian Defense Force

“Have respect for each person you encounter and tell your family and friends how much you love them each time you talk because you just never know when that may be the last time you see them or talk to each other.” -Betsy Cionca, Phoeniz, AZ, Fire Dept.

Firefighters and Tour of Duty riders sit during dinner and listen to a speech by Fire Chief Tim Scranton.

Brad Burlingame and Linda Giammona (Executive Director of New York Police and Fire Widows and Children’s Benefit Fund.

Tour of Duty Event Director Paul Ritchie and Fire Chief Tim Scranton enjoy dinner.

Chief Tim Scranton addresses the Tour of Duty team and fellow firemen, during a dinner welcoming all the riders. Dinner was pepared by the firemen of Station 1.

Tour of Duty riders make their trek through Beverly Hills last Sunday during the group’s stop in the City.


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

UCLA Uses New Device To Help Those Who Can’t Have Open-Heart Surgery UCLA has performed its first transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), using a new device approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to replace an aortic valve in a patient who was not a candidate for open-heart surgery. Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center is part of a growing trend of hospitals nationwide offering this new minimally invasive procedure. As the U.S. population ages, an increasing number of patients will develop aortic stenosis, a narrowing of the heart’s aortic valve caused by calcium deposits, that impedes blood flow, causing the heart to work harder to pump blood to the body and placing patients at higher risk of heart failure or

death. Although minimally invasive surgical procedures have been used on the aortic valve in the past, these operations relied on incisions in the chest wall and required cardiopulmonary bypass. For the first time, the TAVR allows doctors to replace the aortic valve without either of these components of conventional surgery. The aortic valve’s leaflets act as sentries to help blood flow from the heart into the aorta while preventing blood from leaking backward into the heart. When the leaflets aren’t doing their job properly because of aortic stenosis, the heart needs to generate higher pressure to push the blood through the valve into the aorta.

UCLA Cardiologist Dr. William Suh and patient Carolyn Starbird at follow-up clinic visit after her transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) procedure at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

Patients with aortic stenosis have a number of symptoms, including chest pressure or angina, shortness of breath, edema, and fainting. Many patients are not good candidates for conventional valve replacement because they suffer from a number of other health issues, and it is estimated that 40 percent of patients do not under-

MEDICAL STUDENTS—Participants in the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) Latino & African American High School Internship Program (LA-HIP) science symposium include, (back row, from left): Lucia Ortega, Jasmine Lopez, Maria Perez, Ana Chavez, Carolina Herrera, Jacqueline Hernandez, Karina Samuel-Gama and Roxana Rodriguez; (middle row): Arturo Muñoz, Raphael Reyes, Dominique Fernandez, Maria Zarate, Stephanie Leyva, Carlos Aguilar, Matthew Valenzuela and Silvia Trevino; (front row): Dr. Emil Bogenmann, Ph.D., EdD, founder and director of the program at CHLA’s Saban Research Institute.

CHLA Gives Students Peek At Medical Field For the past six weeks, 16 Latino tends Aspire Pacific charter researched and African-American high-school sen- meningitis. “I know now my future iors from L.A.’s underserved communi- doesn’t end with me holding a baby. It’s ties worked alongside scientists from going to end with me trying to find a The Saban Research Institute at Chil- cure for a baby.” • Dominique Fernandez, who atdren’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA). They performed experiments and tends West Adams Preparatory High, studied diabetes, bacterial meningitis, said, “I have the opportunity to have a HIV, inflammatory bowel disease and head start in the career I want to pursue.” cancer, among other conditions. Since the program’s start in 2005, LA-HIP also provides SAT prep and college counseling for the students. all 77 of those who have completed LAMore than 100 applied for the 16 posi- HIP are attending college or have graduated. tions. • Carolina Herrera of Do you suffer from heart palpitations? South Gate State of the Heart: who attends Warren High, Current Treatment Options for Atrial Fibrillation. said when beSaturday August 25, 2012 • 2 P.M. – 4 P.M. ginning the inDoubletree Suites, Santa Monica ternship, she 1707 4th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401 felt “intimidated. I thought I This FREE educational program is open to all who suffer from Atrial Fibrillation and would like to learn more about the was going to latest approaches and treatments available. mess up an exSteve S. Ryan Ph.D Walter Kerwin, MD periment… I’m Author of “Beat Your A-Fib: Cardiologist and no longer The Essential Guide to Electrophysiologist Finding Your Cure” shaky.” • JacquePlease call or email for reservations: line Hernan310.289.0141 • kerwinmd@gmail.com dez of South Gate who athttp://www.a-fib.com

go aortic valve replacement because they are considered inoperable. The new device is deployed through a catheter—a long tube that is advanced through an artery in the groin up to the heart. Once in place, a balloon at the end of the catheter is inflated, opening the new valve, which starts working instantly. TAVR is the latest in a trend of major surgical procedures now being performed without invasive surgery at UCLA. “The new valve procedure offers hope to patients who previously had few options,” said Dr. Jonathan Tobis, a clinical professor of cardiology and director of interventional cardiology for the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and the UCLA Health System. “The initial roll-out will include patients who are not candidates for open surgery. The FDA is considering this procedure for high-risk patients who are also surgical candidates, so we look forward to offering TAVR to even more patients in the near future.” “We expect to see substantial quality-of-life gains from this new procedure,” said Dr. Richard. J. Shemin, chief of cardiothoracic surgery at the Geffen School of Medicine and the UCLA Health System. “Many patients who were formerly bedridden and hopeless will be able to resume a more normal life with this novel new therapy.”


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Happenings.... Local Composer’s Work Featured In Jewish Symphony’s Anniversary Concert The Tokens Set For Next ‘Concert On Cañon’ “It’s a power ballad; a No one is more excitlittle bit of Jewish gospel,” ed about the upcoming Farber says of the piece. 18th anniversary of the “It’s uplifting, you want to Los Angles Jewish Symclap to it. phony (LAJS), than com“And both sets of lyrics poser Sharon Farber. are great. They speak to our Farber, music director common humanity, and at Temple of the Arts, led that if we work together, by Rabbi David Baron, we can really make peace will see and hear her happen,” Farber said. work, As You Walk With Me, close the “Chailights The piece saw its debut — Celebrating 18 Years Of at the Walt Disney Concert Jewish Music” concert, at Hall with a full orchestra 7:30 p.m., Sunday, Aug. and choir. Sharon Farber 26 at the Ford AmphitheFarber who balances atre, 2580 Cahuenga Blvd., East. an in-demand career for film and TV The piece, to be sung in Hebrew scores as well as religious-themed clasand English, is set to a poem by Danny sical works, has reorchestrated the Israeli. “It speaks about how, even work, sans choir, but with four area when they are down, people know to- cantors as soloists, including Ilysia morrow will be better with the help of Pierce, cantor at Temple of the Arts. god,” Farber said. Reserved seating tickets are $36, Searching for someone to write and $12 for full-time students with ID English lyrics, Farber, also an accom- and children 12 and under. plished pianist, played the song for Tickets are available at composer Arthur Hamilton (Cry Me A www.FordTheatres.org or 323-461River among other hits) whom she’d 3673. served with for 10 years on the board For more information visit of directors of the Society of Com- http://fordtheatres.org/en/events/deposers & Lyricists. tails/id/374. —Steve Simmons He loved the song and took on the assignment working with the music Read an extended version of this and a translation of the Hebrew lyrics. story at www.bhcourier.com.

Father and son Phil and Noah Margo will join other members of The Tokens when the band takes the stage in the next “Concert on Cañon,” Thursday, Aug. 23 at Beverly Cañon Gardens, 241 N. Cañon Dr. (between the Montage Hotel and Bouchon). The band, famous for creating The Lion Sleeps Tonight and other top hits, will perform two sets, from 6-6:45 p.m. and 7:15-8 p.m. Resident Phil Margo is an original member of the group; Noah, also a res-

ident, is a parent and school board member. Group members Mike Johnson, Jay Leslie and Mitch Margo will join Phil and Noah in such hits as Tonight I Fell In Love, I Hear Trumpets Blow and Portrait Of My Love. Seating is available on a first-come basis with open grass area for picnic blankets, tables and chairs. Validation for free parking will be provided at the Concert Information table.

Music Series Continues At Levitt MacArthur Park The free summer concerts series is continuing at Levitt Pavilion at MacArthur Park, near the intersection of West Sixth Street and South Park View Street across from the Park Plaza Hotel. Upcoming dates, times and groups include: • Saturday, Aug 18, 7 p.m. - Fools Gold - A Los Angeles guitar-pop collective that weaves together Western pop aesthetics with African rhythms and melodies (indie). • Sunday, Aug. 19, 4 and 7 p.m. Youth Talent Night • Thursday, Aug. 23, 7 p.m. Viernes 13, La Resistencia, and The Delirians - Levitt Pavilion at MacArthur Park and Self Help Graphics presents

the best LA based ska groups. • Sunday, Aug. 26, 4 p.m.- Antics Performance (kids) - A multi-media urban and hip-hop dance production. Street parking surrounding the park and within walking distance to the pavilion is available. The redline stops at MacArthur Park station Cash only garages with fees ranging from $5-$10 include: 623 S. Carondelet St.; and 2509 Wilshire Blvd.; parking lot located at the northeast corner of Coronado Street (entrance) and Wilshire Boulevard. For more information, call 213-3845701 or e-mail info@levittLA.org.

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Mary Poppins-Great Stage Experience, But As For NBC’s Animal Practice ... The Ahmanson was packed with adults and children opening night of Mary Poppins. The men were dressed in suits, some in shorts and sneakers, the women wore fancy dresses, some, were in shifts and sandals and the kids, every one of them, dressed up for a party. In

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hand clapping reached a crescendo of the most happy chorus ever assembled in one theatre. Yes, there were slow moments but you couldn’t convince any person on hand who wasn’t a critic. The eclectic audience was there to enjoy and not critique. In retrospect, who am I to dampen their night at the theatre? Go and enjoy Mary Poppins through Sept. 2. ****** As I watched the closing of the Olympic ceremonies Sunday night on TV, it was interrupted just before the conclusion by a blatantly shameful commercial half-hour preview of a show set for the NBC fall schedule called Animal Practice. I had to sit through that idiotic show before watching the real reason I tuned to NBC in the first place. To add insult to injury, the show premieres on my birthday, Sept. 26, which this year, falls on Yom Kippur. I will be fasting that day and no way will cap off my bday watching Animal Practice, which is, you’ll pardon the expression, from hunger! I feel entitled to an apology from someone at NBC Universal.

Magnolias Reading Marks Anniversary The 25th anniversary staged reading of Robert Harling’s Steel Magnolias, directed by Judith Ivey, with Kathy Bates, Elizabeth Perkins and Annie Potts, will take place on Sunday, Sept. 9 at The Broad Stage, 1310 11th St., Santa Monica. The event will benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, the leading global organization focused on type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. General tickets are $125 and include wine, beverages, cupcakes and a snack from Grub Restaurant. VIP tickets, at $300, include wine and beverages and a post reception with the cast catered by Grub Restaurant For tickets and information, www.steelmagnoliasvisit 25years.org

‘Magical’ Night At Theatre 40 Magicians and illusionists from the world-famous Magic Castle will perform at Theatre 40 for one night only, at 8 p.m., Monday, Aug. 27 at the theater company’s Reuben Cordova Theatre, 241 S. Moreno Dr. on the BHHS campus. Tickets are $35 and there is free parking beneath the theater. For reservations and information, call 310-3640535 or visit www.theatre 40.org


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residency confirmation process, with VP Jake Manaster and boardmember Lisa Korbatov abstaining due to absence. As a Basic Aid School District, BHUSD’s funding is based on local tax revenue, as opposed to a per pupil allotment. “The fact that we’re a Basic Aid district almost compels us to do this…to recertify that we’re actually spending those valuable resources on our residents,” Goldberg said. “I think we need to be firmer this year.” The new recertification process requires parents or guardians to physically come into the office to certify student enrollment, which Chief Academic Officer Jennifer Tedford said is time-consuming, but necessary. “In our conversations with other basic aid districts….the feedback that we received is that as this process becomes more regular, it becomes much less time-consuming on everyone’s part as it becomes part of the expected culture and it happens much more smooth-

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pliance, we have no choice but to correct that non-compliance as quickly as possible. This is a priority.” In preparation for the upcoming modernization under the Measure E Bond projects, Ambient Environmental will conduct a lead/asbestos survey and create reports mandated under the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) Reports for the high school site. “This is just our preparation,” Chief Facilities Officer Nelson Cayabyab told the

ly,” Chief Administrative Officer Dawnalyn MurakawaLeopard said. To verify that students are residents within the district, parents and guardians are required to bring in the following: a completed Residency Verification Form; a completed Residency Verification Affidavit; a completed Co-Residency Supplemental Form, if applicable. Finally, parents must provide the district with original documents and copies of all items listed on the Residency Verification Form. The forms are available online and at school. New students are exempt from the recertification process. In addition, secondsemester juniors at Beverly Hills High School who move out of the district can continue their studies at the high school through graduation. “We need to change the culture of people feeling they need to lie to the district,” Goldberg said. “I think changing the culture in the district justifies the time and the expense.” board. “It’s really for the benefit for our maintenance crew.” Cayabyab said that “hot spots” identified in 2006 had not been addressed beyond identification and that no hazardous material had been remediated. Goldberg directed staff to determine what the district’s legal liability was for being out of compliance with state law. Under AHERA, which has governed public schools since it became federal law in 1986, districts must perform an original inspection and re-inspection every three years of asbestos-containing material.

BHPD: Be Thorough When Calling 911 By Matt Lopez The Beverly Hills Police Department is doing all it can to educate the community about how to properly dial 91-1 on a cellular phone in the event of an emergency. The information comes on the heels of confusion several weeks ago, when a resident noticed a fire in a trash alley receptacle at the 300 block of S. Almont Drive in Beverly Hills. The resident dialed 9-1-1 on a cell phone and was answered by the Los Angeles Police Department’s Communications Dispatch Center.

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The rink came to the council as a proposal from the Beverly Hills Conference and Visitors Bureau. The CVB said it felt that unlike one-time events to kick off the Christmas season, a skating rink would be a daily sustained effort throughout the holiday season to give the City a greater holiday presence. On June 19, the city council approved $200,000 in Fiscal Year 2012-13 funding for a holiday ice skating rink with the idea that it could become an annual tradition the City can build upon for its 2014 Centennial Celebration. The Special Events/Holiday Liaison Committee (Bosse and councilman Barry Brucker) reviewed plans for ice skating rinks in late June and gave feedback on the project. Bosse said she believes the skating rink will help usher in big annual holiday events for

The caller, Traffic and Parking Commission Vice Chair Alan Grushcow, told the dispatcher the location of the fire, but the Los Angeles Fire Department was instead sent to the same address at a different location in the city of Los Angeles, several blocks away from the actual incident. After the confusion was figured out, the fire was located and extinguished without injury or significant property damage. Lt. Lincoln Hoshino said that those circumstances “identify a problem that may occur, when there are dupli-

cate addresses in adjacent cities and when a cellular phone is used to a report an emergency via the 9-1-1 system.” Hoshino urges the community to provide accurate, complete information on the city, address and nearest cross street they are calling from when phoning 9-1-1 from a cellular device. The BHPD also offers direct emergency dispatch numbers (310-550-4800 and 310-550-4900), but Hoshino said 9-1-1 calls are answered with a higher priority than 10-digit calls.

the City. “It can absolutely become a tradition,” Bosse said. “When people think of the holidays, they think of places like New York, but Beverly Hills will be the next place people will start thinking about like that every year.” Willy Bietak Productions Inc. has been engaged by the City to provide a proposal for a turnkey operation to create and manage the rink during the holiday season. Bietak Productions has successfully produced rinks for downtown Los Angeles, Union Square in San Francisco and Universal City Walk, as well as Fremont Street in Las Vegas. Bietak also developed ice surfaces for the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City. The approved proposal calls for the rink to be open seven days a week for seven weeks, from Nov. 17, 2012 to

Jan. 6, 2013. The ice rink will be approximately 40-feet by 90-feet in size and is expected to occupy a grassy area adjacent to Santa Monica Blvd. It will cost approximately $328,000 to install and operate the ice skating rink for seven weeks. The BHCVB said it will seek to offset program costs by ticket revenue and also by securing sponsorships, which will include outreach to local businesses both in Beverly Hills and Los Angeles. The BHCVB is projecting approximately a $54,000 revenue in skate rentals. Bosse said reaction from the community to the skating rink has been all positive. “I posted about it on Facebook and received so many comments and ‘likes,’ more than any other posting I've done,” Bosse said. “Everyone said 'Yes, we want this' and said it sounds like so much fun. This is going to be a tremendous asset for the City.”

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The Brigitte and Bobby Sherman Children’s Foundation held its inaugural fundraising reception at the Mandeville Canyon home of Dr. William and Yvonne Burke. The foundation is an international humanitarian and development organization dedicated to caring for children orphaned by AIDS, civil warfare, disease or other tragedy in developing countries around the world. BBSCF currently supports 30 orphans, and a musical workshop located in the Art Center, one of the poorest neighborhoods in Accra, capital of Ghana. The program provides for music, after school programs, medical insurance, art classes, books, food, clothing, and daily mentoring for the children. Approximately 50 orphans and street children come to the workshop daily to feel safe, cared for and loved and to enjoy the Brigitte and Bobby Sherman’s musical village. Exciting news… Their first orphanage will be built as of the end of August in Ada, Africa. For information go to www.bbscfoundation .com. ****** It was SRO at the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America Greater L.A. chapter’s fifth Women of Distinction lunch-

eon at The Beverly Hills Hotel with three very deserving women in the spotlight—author/actress Jamie Lee Curtis, philanthropist Barbara Herman and Pamela Pierce, cofounder/director emeritus of Cinestory Foundation. After a welcome by event co-chairs Caryl Golden, Cathy Greenly and Ronda Lippman, three speakers put a face on Crohn’s and Colitis by sharing their inspirational stories with us. Jamie Lee’s sister, Kelly, spoke movingly about being diagnosed and how Jamie was there for her 24/7. … Barbara’s granddaughter, Kelly, introduced her while Pam Pierce’s son, Marcus Abrams of American Idol fame did the same for his mother.. After a fashion show by Badgley Mischka, there was what one would call the “ultimate raffle”… bracelets, pendents, earrings and bags, donated by a myriad of world famed designers. Congrats go to Richard Geswell, national president of CCFA; Andrew Berman, chapter president; and Ronni Epstein, CCFA regional director of development ****** They had it all… Beautiful people, fashions, and an icon honoree… The MOCA Pro-

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jects Council held its seventh MOCA Awards to “Distinguished Women in the Arts” luncheon with 500 on hand at The Beverly Wilshire to honor the talented photojournalist Annie Liebovitz. Marla Diamond and Carole Kopple were co-chairs. A crowd-pleasing fashion show from Saks Fifth Avenue presented the Fall 2012 Collection by Akris, which co-sponsored the event with Vhernier (on Brighton Way) and Saks, held a raffle for a $1,500 shopping spree at its boutique at Saks for some very delighted winner. Maria Shriver glowingly spoke about her good pal Annie and some of the unforgettable photos she was responsible for… Liebovitz told about her latest project “Pilgrimage” (currently on view at the Smithsonian American Art Museum) and a trip she took with her three children Sarah, Susan and Samuel to Niagara Falls… You know the expression, “The best laid plans etc., etc.” Well, I won’t go into the story but it did produce an incredible photo. A big thank you to Louise Epstein, Projects Council president; and the committee of Barbara Eskowitz, Gale Goldring, Teri Hertz and Sandra Rosenbaum for a memorable luncheon. The MOCA Projects Council established the “Distinguished Women in Arts” in 1994 to recognize the gifted women providing leadership and innovation in visual arts, dance, music and literature. ****** It was a fun-filled afternoon… The fifth George Lopez Celebrity Golf, Classic and the 2012 Mercedes Benz Dealer Championships benefiting the Lopes Foundation made for a fun afternoon at Lakeside Country Club. The foundation’s mission is to create permanent change for underprivileged children and adults confronting challenges in education and health, and increasing community awareness about kidney disease and organ donation. Celebrities on hand included Eva Longoria, Anthony Anderson, Bruce Jenner, Rob Riggle, Kenny G., Alfonso Ribeiro, Andy Garcia, C. Thomas Howell, Kevin Rahm and many more. GBK Productions hosted them in the official Luxury Lifestyle Gift Lounge.

BEVERLY HILLS COURIER | AUGUST 17, 2012 Page 20 BIRTHDAY GREETINGS—Celebrating are Rodney Crowell, Robert De Niro, Belinda Carlisle, Maureen O’Hara and Peter Kretschmann (Aug. 17); Dr. Irene Kassorla, Edward Norton, Victoria Levy, Christian Slater, Martin Mull, Robert Redford, and Madeleine Stowe (Aug. 18); Matthew Perry, John Stamos, Peter Gallagher, Tipper Gore, Gerald McRaney, and Pres. Bill Clinton (Aug. 19); Isaac Hayes, Amy Adams, Abbey Hood, Fred Durst, Joan Allen, Al Roker, and Connie Chung (Aug. 20); Usain Bolt, Kim Cattrall, Melvin Van Peebles, Kenny Rogers and Gil Cutler (Aug. 21); Valerie Harper, Tori Amos, Andrew Wilson, Kristen Wiig, Gen. Norman Schwartzkopf, Matts Wilander and Cindy Williams (Aug. 22); Ronny Cox, Barbara Eden, Jay Mohr, Shelley Long, Vera Miles, Rick Springfield and Gov. Pete Wilson (Aug. 23).

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By Holiday Mathis TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Aug. 17). Your genuine concern for others improves the world. Loved ones thrive under your care. Write down specific goals for the next 10 weeks to give yourself a crucial head start. Never stop learning as the education you gain in September and October will be especially useful. Your earnings increase in 2013. Aquarius and Capricorn people adore you. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). It could be said that you’re in your own little world today, but you’re there by choice. Yours is a land where you see possibilities that others don’t. You play in the place of what might be, while others stay in what is. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You are in charge today. It’s not a group effort, though it takes one to get it done. What’s happening is because you took responsibility or didn’t. You have the power. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). There’s something you can do that will later make others look at you and say: “I wish I’d had that idea.” If you know what it is, act on it now. If you don’t know, devote some time to thinking and dreaming. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Today is like an addition problem in which you already have the sum, but one addend is missing. What do you need to get to the other side of that equal sign? SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You may find this hard to believe, as you feel that you’re approachable, but some people see talking to you as a risk. They fear your rejection or judgment. Knowing this, you may work at being disarming. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You may as well scrutinize your spending; you can bet that someone else is. Invest only in the items that have a positive, justifiable effect on your overall picture. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Actions that were successful in the past might be less so now, but stick to the plan. Cycles happen. Everything will come around. Relax and ride out the one you're in. PISCES (Feb. 19-Mar. 20). The thing everyone assumes to be beneficial has a few flaws. You may privately seek the truth. Should you expose the flaws to everyone? Not yet. ARIES (Mar. 21-Apr. 19). The job you paid for might not turn out as hoped. All is not lost, though. This is a live-and-learn situation. Part of what you learn is that your needs and tastes are so specific that you might be the best person to serve them. TAURUS (Apr. 20-May 20). Semantics influence perception. That’s why car dealers advertise “pre-owned vehicles” instead of “used cars.” Soften your approach and use semantics to your advantage. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You’ll reveal a common misperception, champion an underdog or counteract a stereotype. “The cleverly expressed opposite of any generally accepted idea is worth a fortune to somebody.” F. Scott Fitzgerald CANCER (June 22-July 22). You might be the person who always dedicates Wind Beneath My Wings to someone else, but don’t forget–especially when you’re feeling underappreciated –that you too are the wind beneath certain wings.

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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE: Title Order No.: 5056811 Trustee Sale No.: 73480 Loan No.: 9903103080 APN: 4332013-011 You are in Default under a Deed of Trust dated 09/21/2006. Unless you take action to protect your property, it may be sold at a public sale. If you need an explanation of the nature of the proceedings against you, you should contact a lawyer. On 09/06/2012 at 01:00PM, FCI Lender Services, Inc. as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 10/11/06 as DOC #06 2256920 of official records in the Office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, California, executed by: Beverly Hills Medical Management Co., LTD., a California corporation, as Trustor Greenpoint Mortgage Funding, Inc., a New York corporation, as Beneficiary WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States, by cash, a cashier's check drawn by a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state). At the Pomona Valley Masonic Temple Building, located at 395 South Thomas Street, Pomona, California, all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County, California describing the land therein: As more fully described in said Deed of

Trust. The property heretofore described is being sold "as is". The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 475 South Robertson Boulevard, 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. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, if any, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to-wit: $1,445,579.28 (Estimated) Accrued interest and additional advances, if any, will increase this figure prior to sale. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located and more than three months have elapsed since such recordation. Date: 8/6/12 FCI Lender Services, Inc., as Trustee 8180 East Kaiser Blvd., Anaheim Hills, CA 92808 Phone: 714-2822424 For Trustee Sale Information log on to: www.rsvpforeclosures.com or CALL: 877-RSVP-ADS or 877-778-7237. Teri Snyder, Exec. Vice President FCI

Lender Services, Inc. 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 on 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 the outstanding lien 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 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 877RSVPADS or 877 778-7237, or visit this internet Web site www.rsvpforeclosures.com, using the file number assigned to this case T.S.# 73480. 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.” (RSVP# 291786)(08/17/12, 08/24/12, 08/31/12) ————— FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2012145187 The following is/are doing business as: CANDY HEART PRODUCTIONS 8840 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211; Candy Heart Productions, LLC, 8840 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211; The business is conducted by: A LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY, registrant(s) has begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein October 1999: Rachel Belofsky, President: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: July 18, 2012; Published: July 27, August 03, 10, 17, 2012 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2012145194 The following is/are doing business as: MIDDLE EAST CONSULTING LTD. 1880 Loma Vista Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210; Gal Lipkin 2301 Pontius Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90064; The business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL, registrant(s) has NOT begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein: Gal Lipkin: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: July 18, 2012; Published: July 27, August 03, 10, 17, 2012 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2012145198 The following is/are doing business as: KRITZER LEVINE WILKINS & NILON ENTERTAINMENT 11872 La Grange Ave., 1st Flr., Los Angeles, CA 90025; Kritzer Levin Wilkins Entertainment LLC 11872 La Grange Ave., 1st Flr., 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 July 01, 2012: Erik Kritzer, Member: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: July 18, 2012; Published: July 27, August 03, 10, 17, 2012 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

SINGLE-MINDED By Patrick Merrell / Edited by Will Shortz

2012148996 The following is/are doing business as: CITY EXPRESS CLEANERS 8205 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90046; Saeed Nazarian 430 N. Maple Dr. #107, Beverly Hills, CA 90210; Farideh Nazarian 430 N. Maple Dr. #107, Beverly Hills, CA 90210; The business is conducted by: HUSBAND AND WIFE, registrant(s) has begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein February 12, 1988: Ami Magal: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: July 24, 2012; Published: July 27, August 03, 10, 17, 2012 LACC N/C –––––– NOTICE OF APPLICATION TO SELL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES Date of Filing Application: MAY 09, 2011 To Whom It May Concern: The Name(s) of the Applicant(s) is/are: BURGER LOUNGE III LLC The applicants listed above are applying to the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to sell alcoholic beverages at: 281 S. Beverly Dr. Beverly Hills, CA 90212-3807 Type of license(s) applied for: 41 - ON-SALE BEER AND WINE EATING PLACE Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, 888 S. Figueroa St. #320 Los Angeles, CA 90017 213/833-6043 08/03/12, 08/10/12, 08/17/12 BHC 259149 BEVERLY HILLS COURIER –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2012149480 The following is/are doing business as: 1) ERIN ROSE DESIGN GROUP 2) ROSE ‘N BLOOMS 125 S. Rexford Dr. #202, Beverly Hills, CA 90212; Erin Rose 125 S. Rexford Dr. #202, Beverly Hills, CA 90212; The business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL, registrant(s) has NOT begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein: Erin Rose: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: July 25, 2012; Published: August 10, 17, 24, 31, 2012 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2012149478 The following is/are doing business as: BOUTIQUE CATERING WITH CHEF B 7631 Norton #4, Los Angeles, CA 90046; Byron T. Reynolds 7631 Norton #4, Los Angeles, CA 90046; The business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL, registrant(s) has NOT begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein: Byron T. Reynolds: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: July 25, 2012; Published: August 10, 17, 24, 31, 2012 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2012149466 The following is/are doing

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PUBLIC NOTICES

Page 22 | August 17 , 2012 NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: ROBERT O. RAGLAND CASE NO. SP008838 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the WILL or estate, or both of ROBERT O. RAGLAND. A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by JUANITA LEE PARROTT COHODAS in the Superior Court of California, County of LOS ANGELES. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that JUANITA LEE PARROTT COHODAS be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests the decedent's WILL and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The WILL and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. A HEARING on the petition will be held in this court as follows: 08/23/12 at 8:30 AM in Dept. A located at 1725 Main St., Santa Monica, CA 90401 IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within four months from the date of first issuance of letters as provided in Probate Code section 9100. The time for filing claims will not expire before four months from the hearing date noticed above. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code Section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner JEFFERY L. CONDON SBN 132774 CONDON & CONDON A PROFESSIONAL CORPORATION 632 ARIZONA AVENUE SANTA MONICA CA 90401 8/3, 8/10, 8/17/12 CNS-2358523# BEVERLY HILLS COURIER

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NOTICE OF APPLICATION TO SELL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES Date of Filing Application: AUGUST 6, 2012 To Whom It May Concern: The Name(s) of the Applicant(s) is/are: FRESH & EASY NEIGHBORHOOD MARKET INC. The applicants listed above are applying to the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to sell alcoholic beverages at: 262 S. ROBERTSON BLVD Beverly Hills, CA 90211 Type of license(s) applied for: 20 - OFF-SALE BEER AND WINE Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, 888 S. Figueroa St. #320 Los Angeles, CA 90017 213/833-6043 08/17/12, 08/24/12, 08/31/12 BHC 260015

ORDINANCE NO. 12-O-2626

BEVERLY HILLS

EXHIBIT

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BEVERLY HILLS AUTHORIZING AN AMENDMENT TO THE CONTRACT BETWEEN THE CITY OF BEVERLY HILLS AND THE BOARD OF ADMINISTRATION OF THE CALIFORNIA PUBLIC EMPLOYEES’ RETIREMENT SYSTEM

The Board of Administration, California Public Employees’ Retirement System, hereinafter referred to as Board, arid the governing body of the above public agency, hereinafter referred to as Public Agency, having entered into a contract effective July 1, 1941, and witnessed July 1, 1941, and as amended effective March 1, 1946, February 1, 1948, September 1, WHEREAS, the City of Beverly Hills contracts with the California Public 1953, January 1, 1956, October 1, 1958, August 1, 1959, October 18, 1969, Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) to provide retirement plans for September 7, 1973, July 5, 1975, August 6, 1977, October 21, 1978, eligible employees; and January 9, 1982, December 25, 1982, January 2, 1988, July 9, 1994, July 5, 1997, December 11, 1998, May 19, 2001, January 8, 2005, April 30, WHEREAS, as a contracting agency, the City may amend its contract(s) to 2005, October 7, 2005 and December 19, 2009 which provides for participrovide various optional benefits offered by CalPERS. pation of Public Agency in said System, Board and Public Agency hereby agree as follows: NOW, THEREFORE, THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF BEVERLY HILLS DOES HEREBY ORDAIN AS FOLLOWS: A. Paragraphs 1 through 15 are hereby stricken from said contract as executed effective December 19, 2009, and hereby replaced by the following paraSECTION 1. That an amendment to the contract between the City of graphs numbered 1 through 16 inclusive: Beverly Hills and the Board of Administration, California Public Employees’ 1. All words and terms used herein which are defined in the Public Retirement System is hereby authorized, a copy of said amendment being Employees’ Retirement Law shall have the meaning as defined therein attached hereto as Exhibit A, and by such reference made a part hereof as unless otherwise specifically provided. “Normal retirement age” shall though herein set out in full. mean age 55 for local miscellaneous members, age 50 for local safety members entering membership in the safety classification on or prior to SECTION 2. The Mayor of the City of Beverly Hills is hereby authorized, the effective date of this amendment to contract and age 55 for local safeempowered, and directed to execute said amendment for and on behalf of the City. ty members entering membership for the first time in the safety classification after the effective date of this amendment to contract. SECTION 3. Any provision of the Beverly Hills Municipal Code or appendices thereto inconsistent with the provisions of this Ordinance, to the 2. Public Agency shall participate in the Public Employees’ Retirement extent of such inconsistencies and no further, are hereby repealed or modiSystem from and after July 1, 1941 making its employees as hereinafter fied to that extent necessary to affect the provisions of this Ordinance. provided, members of said System subject to all provisions of the Public Employees’ Retirement Law except such as apply only on election of a SECTION 4. Severability. If any section, subsection, subdivision, paracontracting agency and are not provided for herein and to all amendgraph, sentence, clause, or phrase in this Ordinance, or any part thereof, is ments to said Law hereafter enacted except those, which by express profor any reason held to be unconstitutional or invalid or ineffective by any court visions thereof, apply only on the election of a contracting agency. of competent jurisdiction, such decision shall not affect the validity or effectiveness of the remaining portions of this Ordinance or any part thereof. The 3. Public Agency agrees to indemnify, defend and hold harmless the City Council hereby declares that it would have passed each section, subCalifornia Public Employees’ Retirement System (CaIPERS) and its section, subdivision, paragraph, sentence, clause, or phrase thereof, irretrustees, agents and employees, the CaIPERS Board of Administration, spective of the fact that any one or more sections, subsections, subdivisions, and the California Public Employees’ Retirement Fund from any claims, paragraphs, sentences, clauses, or phrases be declared unconstitutional, or demands, actions, losses, liabilities, damages, judgments, expenses and invalid, or ineffective. costs, including but not limited to interest, penalties and attorneys fees that may arise as a result of any of the following: SECTION 5. Publication. The City Clerk shall cause this Ordinance to be published at least once in a newspaper of general circulation published (a) Public Agency’s election to provide retirement benefits, pro and circulated in the City within fifteen (15) days after its passage, in accorvisions or formulas under this Contract that are different than dance with Section 36933 of the Government Code shall attest and certify to the retirement benefits, provisions or formulas provided under the adoption of this Ordinance, and shall cause this Ordinance and the City the Public Agency’s prior non-CaIPERS retirement program. Clerk’s certification, together with proof of publication, to be entered in the Book of Ordinances of the Council of this City. (b) Public Agency’s election to amend this Contract to provide retirement benefits, provisions or formulas that are different SECTION 6. Effective Date. This ordinance shall go into effect and be than existing retirement benefits, provisions or formulas. in full force and effect at 12:01 a.m. on the thirty-first (31st) day after its passage. Adopted: Effective:

(c) Public Agency’s agreement with a third party other than CaIPERS to provide retirement benefits, provisions, or formulas that are different than the retirement benefits, provisions or formulas provided under this Contract and provided for under the California Public Employees’ Retirement Law.

July 24, 2012 August 24, 2012

WILLIAM W. BRIEN, MD Mayor ATTEST: BYRON POPE City Clerk

(SEAL)

APPROVED AS TO FORM: LAURENCE S. WIENER City Attorney

APPROVED AS TO CONTENT: JEFFREY KOLIN City Manager SCOTT G. MILLER Director of Administrative Services/ Chief Financial Officer

Readopted: August 7, 2012 Effective: September 7, 2012

(SEAL)

APPROVED AS TO FORM: LAURENCE S. WIENER City Attorney

(e) Public Agency’s election to assign this Contract without the prior written consent of the CaIPERS’ Board of Administration. (f) The termination of this Contract either voluntarily by request of Public Agency or involuntarily pursuant to the Public Employees’ Retirement Law. (g) Changes sponsored by Public Agency in existing retirement benefits, provisions or formulas made as a result of amendments, additions or deletions to California statute or to the California Constitution.

WILLIAM W. BRIEN, MD Mayor ATTEST: BYRON POPE City Clerk

(d) Public Agency’s election to file for bankruptcy under Chapter 9 (commencing with section 901) of Title 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code and/or Public Agency’s election to reject this Contract with the CaIPERS Board of Administration pursuant to section 365, of Title 11, of the United States Bankruptcy Code or any similar provision of law.

APPROVED AS TO CONTENT: JEFFREY KOLIN City Manager SCOTT G. MILLER Director of Administrative Services/ Chief Financial Officer

VOTE: AYES: Councilmembers Gold, Bosse, Brucker, Mirisch, and Mayor Brien NOES: None ABSENT: None CARRIED

EXHIBIT California Public Employees’ Retirement System AMENDMENT TO CONTRACT Between the Board of Administration California Public Employees’ Retirement System and the City Council City of Beverly Hills

4. Employees of Public Agency in the following classes shall become members of said Retirement System except such in each such class as are excluded by law or this agreement: a. Local Fire Fighters (herein referred to as local safety members); b. Local Police Officers (herein referred to as local safety members); c. Employees other than local safety members (herein referred to as local miscellaneous members). 5. In addition to the classes of employees excluded from membership by said Retirement Law, the following classes of employees shall not become members of said Retirement System: NO ADDITIONAL EXCLUSIONS 6. Prior to January 1, 1975, those members who were hired by Public Agency on a temporary and/or seasonal basis not to exceed 6 months were excluded from PERS membership by contract. Government Code Section 20336 superseded this contract provision by providing that any such temporary and/or seasonal employees are excluded from PERS membership subsequent to January 1, 1975. Legislation repealed and replaced said Section with Government Code Section 20305 effective July 1,1994. 7. The percentage of final compensation to be provided for each year of credited prior and current service as a local miscellaneous member in employment before and not on or after January 8, 2005 shall be determined in accordance with Section 21354 of said Retirement Law (2% at age 55 Full). Continue to next page >


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EXHIBIT 8. The percentage of final compensation to be provided for each year of credited prior and current service as a local miscellaneous member in employment on or after January 8, 2005 shall be determined in accordance with Section 21354.4 of said Retirement Law (2.5% at age 55 Full). 9. The percentage of final compensation to be provided for each year of credited prior and current service as a local safety member entering membership in the safety classification on or prior to the effective date of this amendment to contract shall be determined in accordance with Section 21362.2 of said Retirement Law (3% at age 50 Full). 10. The percentage of final compensation to be provided for each year of credited current service as a local safety member entering membership for the first time in the safety classification after the effective date of this amendment to contract shall be determined in accordance with Section 21363.1 of said Retirement Law (3% at age 55 Full). 11. Public Agency elected and elects to be subject to the following optional provisions: a. Sections 21624 and 21626 (Post-Retirement Survivor Allowance) for local safety members only. b. Section 21024 (Military Service Credit as Public Service). c. Section 20042 (One-Year Final Compensation) for local miscellaneous members and for safety members entering membership on or prior to the effective date of this amendment to contract. d. Section 21574 (Fourth Level of 1959 Survivor Benefits). e. Section 21548 (Pre-Retirement Option 2W Death Benefit) for local miscellaneous members only. f. Section 20903 (Two Years Additional Service Credit) for local miscellaneous members only. g. Section 20475 (Different Level of Benefits). Section 21363.1 (3% @ 55 Full formula) and Section 20037 (Three-Year Final Compensation) are applicable to local safety members entering membership for the first time in the safety classification after the effective date of this amendment to contract. 12. Public Agency, in accordance with Government Code Section 20790, ceased to be an “employer” for purposes of Section 20834 effective on January 2, 1988. Accumulated contributions of Public Agency shall be fixed and determined as provided in Government Code Section 20834, and accumulated contributions thereafter shall be held by the Board as provided in Government Code Section 20834. 13. Public Agency shall contribute to said Retirement System the contributions determined by actuarial valuations of prior and future service liability with respect to local miscellaneous members and local safety members of said Retirement System. 14. Public Agency shall also contribute to said Retirement System as follows: a. Contributions required per covered member on account of the 1959 Survivor Benefits provided under Section 21574 of said Retirement Law. (Subject to annual change.) In addition, all assets and liabilities of Public Agency and its employees shall be pooled in a single account, based on term insurance rates, for survivors of all local miscellaneous members and local safety members. b. A reasonable amount, as fixed by the Board, payable in one installment within 60 days of date of contract to cover the costs of administering said System as it affects the employees of Public Agency, not including the costs of special valuations or of the periodic investigation and valuations required by law. c. A reasonable amount, as fixed by the Board, payable in one installment as the occasions arise, to cover the costs of special valuations on account of employees of Public Agency, and costs of the periodic investigation and valuations required by law. 15. Contributions required of Public Agency and its employees shall be subject to adjustment by Board on account of amendments to the Public Employees’ Retirement Law, and on account of the experience under the Retirement System as determined by the periodic investigation and valuation required by said Retirement Law. 16. Contributions required of Public Agency and its employees shall be paid by Public Agency to the Retirement System within fifteen days after the end of the period to which said contributions refer or as may be prescribed by Board regulation. If more or less than the correct amount of contributions is paid for any period, proper adjustment shall be made in connection with subsequent remittances. Adjustments on account of errors in contributions required of any employee may be made by direct payments between the employee and the Board. B. This amendment shall be effective on the _____ day of ____________ BOARD OF ADMINISTRATION CITY COUNCIL PUBLIC EMPLOYEES’ RETIREMENT SYSTEM CITY OF BEVERLY HILLS BY______________________________ BY______________ KAREN DE FRANK, CHIEF PRESIDING OFFICER CUSTOMER ACCOUNT SERVICES DIVISION PUBLIC EMPLOYEES’ RETIREMENT SYSTEM Witness Date Attest: Clerk

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE T.S No. 1339725-11 APN: 4339-019-049 TRA: 001349 LOAN NO: Xxxxxx3256 REF: Ervin, Glenn IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED March 30, 2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On August 30, 2012, at 9:00am, Cal-Western R e c o n v e y a n c e Corporation, as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded April 09, 2007, as Inst. No. 20070845647 in book XX, page XX of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, executed by Glenn E Ervin A Single Man, will sell at public auction to highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank Behind the fountain located in civic center plaza, 400 civic Center Plaza Pomona, California, all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and State described as: Completely described in said deed of trust The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 853 Larrabee St #16 West Hollywood CA 90069 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be held, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, condition or encumbrances, including fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to pay the remaining principal sums of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is: $651,636.78. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder's sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If

you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder's office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call (619)590-1221 or visit the internet website H Y P E R L I N K "http://www.rppsales.com " www.rppsales.com, using the file number assigned to this case 1 3 3 9 7 2 5 - 1 1 . Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web Site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. For sales information:(619)590-1221. CalWestern Reconveyance Corporation, 525 East Main Street, P.O. Box 22004, El Cajon, CA 92022-9004 Dated: August 03, 2012. (R416313 08/10/12, 08/17/12, 08/24/12)

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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE T.S No. 135246915 APN: 4342-032-014 TRA: 02410 LOAN NO: Xxxx4356 REF: Ourian, Babak IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED May 14, 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. On August 30, 2012, at 9:00am, Cal-

Western Reconveyance Corporation, as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded May 28, 2004, as Inst. No. 04 1374170 in book XX, page XX of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, executed by Babak Ourian, A Single Man, will sell at public auction to highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank Behind the fountain located in civic center plaza, 400 civic Center Plaza Pomona, California, all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and State described as: Completely described in said deed of trust The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 123 North Oakhurst Drive Beverly Hills CA 90210 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be held, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, condition or encumbrances, including fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to pay the remaining principal sums of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is: $965,333.38. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder's sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auc-

tioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder's office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call (619)590-1221 or visit the internet website H Y P E R L I N K "http://www.rppsales.com " www.rppsales.com, using the file number assigned to this case 1 3 5 2 4 6 9 - 1 5 . Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web Site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. For sales information:(619)590-1221. CalWestern Reconveyance Corporation, 525 East Main Street, P.O. Box 22004, El Cajon, CA 92022-9004 Dated: August 08, 2012. (R416315 08/10/12, 08/17/12, 08/24/12)

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2012145201 The following is/are doing business as: 1) LOCAL PR LA 2) NIGHTLIFE COMMUNICATIONS 3) N.L.C. 8306 Wilshire Blvd. #467, Beverly Hills, CA 90211; Ami Magal 8306 Wilshire Blvd. #467, Beverly Hills, CA 90211; The business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL, registrant(s) has begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein 2007: Ami Magal: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: July 18, 2012; Published: July 27, August 03, 10, 17, 2012 LACC N/C

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2012145192 The following is/are doing business as: BLESSED FILM COMPANY 8840 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211; Blessed Film Company, LLC 8840 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90211; The business is conducted by: A LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY, registrant(s) has NOT begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein: Rachel Belofsky, President: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: July 18, 2012; Published: July 27, August 03, 10, 17, 2012 LACC N/C

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2012150121 The following is/are doing business as: AUTO FITNESS 8932 National Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90034; Lioimar Corp. 217 S. La Peer Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90211; The business is conducted by: A CORPORATION, registrant(s) has begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein January 01, 1991: Mauricio Pier, President: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: July 25, 2012; Published: August 17, 24, 31, September 07, 2012 LACC N/C


Page 24 | August 17 , 2012 FIRST AMENDED SUMMONS (CITATION JUDICIAL) CASE NO: 12CECG00847 DSB NOTICE TO DEFENDANTS: (Aviso Al Demandando) WOOTON GROUP, LLC, a California limited liability company; MARK A. SLOTKIN, individually and as trustee of THE SLOTKIN’S FAMILY CHILDREN’S TRUST; GAIL ELLEN SLOTKIN, and DOES 1-10, inclusive

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

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

The name and address of the court is:

(El Nombre y direccion de la corte es):

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

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

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

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE Trustee Sale No. : 20100169811266 Title Order No.: 100532119 FHA/VA/PMI No.: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 09/16/2003. 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. NDEX WEST, LLC, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 10/02/2003 as Instrument No. 03 2921936 of official records in the office of the County Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, State of CALIFORNIA. EXECUTED BY: EHSANOLLAH GUILANI, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, CASHIER'S CHECK/CASH EQUIVALENT or other form of payment authorized by 2924h(b), (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States). DATE OF SALE: 09/06/2012 TIME OF SALE: 11:00 AM PLACE OF SALE: BY THE FOUNTAIN LOCATED AT 400 CIVIC CENTER PLAZA, POMONA, CA 91766. STREET ADDRESS and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 324 N PALM DRIVE #303, BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA 90210 APN#: 4342003-101 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any , shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal

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sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, under the terms of said Deed of Trust, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $487,336.98. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder 's office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these

resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 714730-2727 for information regarding the trustee's sale or visit this Internet Web site www.lpsasap.com for information regarding the sale of this property, using the file number assigned to this case 20100169811266. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. FOR TRUSTEE SALE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL: AGENCY SALES & POSTING 2 3210 EL CAMINO REAL, SUITE 200 IRVINE, CA 92602 714-7302727 www.lpsasap.com NDEx West, L.L.C. MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. NDEx West, L.L.C. as Trustee Dated: 08/13/2012 NDEx West, L.L.C. 15000 Surveyor Boulevard, Suite 500 Addison, Texas 75001-9013 Telephone: (866) 795-1852 Telecopier: (972) 661-7800 A-4285809 08/17/2012, 08/24/2012, 08/31/2012 ——————————— NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No.: 9980-7221 TSG Order No.: 87828 A.P.N.: 4355-010-034 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 12/08/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. NBS Default Services, LLC, as the duly appointed Trustee, under and pursuant to the power of sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust Recorded 12/15/2005 as Document No.: 05 3085500, of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, California, executed by: Shepard A. Jacobson and Nikoo Jacobson, husband and wife, as Trustor, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH (payable in full at time of sale by cash, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state). 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. Sale Date & Time: 09/04/2012 at 01:00 PM Sale Location: At the Pomona Valley Masonic Temple Building, located at 395 South Thomas Street, Pomona, California The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 1750 N Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210 The

undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made in an “AS IS” condition, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, if any, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to-wit: $892,821.13 (Estimated). Accrued interest and additional advances, if any, will increase this figure prior to sale. 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 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 (877) 778-7237 for information regarding the trustee’s sale or visit this Internet Web site, www.rsvpforeclosures.com, for information regarding the sale of this property, using the file number assigned to this case, T.S.# 9980-7221. 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. The Declaration pursuant to California Civil Code, Section 2923.5(a) was fulfilled when the Notice of Default was recorded on 04/27/2012 NBS Default Services, LLC 301 E. Ocean Blvd. Suite 1720 Long Beach, CA 90802 800-7667751 For Trustee Sale Information Log On To: www.rsvpforeclosures.com or call (877) 778-7237 NBS Default Services, LLC, Gaby Ospino/Jamie Harmon 08/03/2012 “We are attempting to collect a debt, and any information we obtain will be used for that purpose.”

(RSVP# 291678, 08/10/12, 08/17/12, 08/24/12) ——————————— NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 12CA00058-1 Order No. 37044-16 APN: 4342-011-034 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 07/27/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On August 23, 2012 at 01:00 PM, RSM&A Foreclosure Services, LLC as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded August 3, 2006 as Document Number: 06 1720449 of official records in the Office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, California, executed by: LANNY D. HAJDU, A SINGLE MAN as Trustor, Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., acting as nominee for GreenPoint Mortgage Funding, Inc., as Beneficiary, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States, by cash, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state) at the following location: At the Pomona Valley Masonic Temple Building, located at 395 South Thomas Street, Pomona, all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County, California describing the land therein: Legal description as more fully described in said deed of trust. The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 9321 BURTON WAY B, BEVERLY HILLS, CA 90210. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, if any, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to-wit: $1,123,472.44 (Estimated*) *Accrued interest and additional advances, if any, will increase this figure prior to sale. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender

may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call (714) 277-4845 or visit this Internet Web Site www.usa-foreclosure.com, using the file number, 12CA00058-1, assigned to this case. Information about postponements that are very short duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not be immediately reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located and more than three months have elapsed since such recordation. Date: 06/23/2012 RSM&A Foreclosures Services, LLC 15165 Ventura Boulevard, Suite 330 Sherman Oaks, CA 91403 (805) 8045616 For specific information on sales including bid amounts call (714) 277-4845. Magdalena Berkowska, Authorized Agent of RSM&A Foreclosures Services, LLC FEI# 1045.01665 08/03, 08/10, 08/17/2012 —————————— NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE TS No. 12-0001988 Title Order No. 12-0004092 APN No. 5528-004-043 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 12/21/2006. 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 LAURENT CARACO, AND FLORENCE CARACO, HUSBAND AND WIFE, dated 12/21/2006 and recorded 12/29/2006, as Instrument No. 20062893741, in Book , Page , of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, will sell on 08/31/2012 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: 500 NORTH FLORES STREET, WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA, 90048. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein.The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs,

expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $1,080,525.68. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier's checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state.Said sale will be made, in an ''AS IS'' condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. If required by the provisions of section 2923.5 of the California Civil Code, the declaration from the mortgagee, beneficiary or authorized agent is attached to the Notice of Trustee’s Sale duly recorded with the appropriate County Recorder’s Office. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on a property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 1-800-281-8219 or visit this Internet Web site www.recontrustco.com, using the file number assigned to this case 12-0001988. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-01-94 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 # 1006.164705 8/10, 8/17, 8/24/2012


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B E V E R L Y H I L L S *BEVERLY HILLS* • WESTWOOD • • B R E N T W O O D • • WESTWOOD • TOWNHOUSE Prime Location 8725 Clifton Way 550 Veteran Ave. 672 Kelton Ave.

MID-WILSHIRE 340 S. St. Andrews Pl.

872 S. Westgate Ave. • • • • • = Single = X-St. Strathmore 1 2 Bd + .Den + 2 Ba. 2 Ba. 2 Bd. + 1 / = = 2 Bdrm.+2 Bath Remodeled kitchen & • 1 Bdrm.+ = = = = = = = = Hardwood floors, • 1 Bdrm. +1 Bath • Balcony, controlled Den+2 Bath • bathrooms w/ granite Very spacious,, • • • • • access, parking, wet bar, fireplace,

3 Bdrm.+2 Bath

Newly Remodeled

microwave, intercom counter tops, Hrwd.flrs., Lrg. unit. Balcony, Controlled access, dishwasher, Walk-in closet, entry, on-sight laundry central air, driveway parking, parking, laundry facility. and parking. prkg.+separate garage. intercom entry, laundry laundry facility, Close to U.C.L.A. facility, elevator, prkg. Very close to UCLA 310/207-1965 $4,900/Month 310/208-3121 • CHARMING & BRIGHT • & Westwood Village . 310/849-2434 3 1 0 / 2 0 8 5 1 6 6 Close to Cedars, WESTWOOD restaurants, shopping 1380 Midvale Ave. W E S T W O O D MIRACLE MILE AREA 10905 Ohio Ave. & transportation. 1628 Westgate Ave. • • • • • • 1 Bdrm. Cottage

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————— ••• FOR SALE ••• A STEAL ON Prestigious High Rise WILHIRE CORRIDOR WITH VIEW 2 BDRM + 2.5 BATH Approx. 1,700 Sq. Ft. Building with full amenities including washer/dryer in unit. Principals Only For more information Contact Pari (Agt) 310/273-8393

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UPDATED 2 BD + 2BA OVER 1,800 SQ. FT. Luxury building with doorman, pool, security. Priced to sell $579,000 PEACEFUL SANTA MONICA Open Sat & Sun. 2-5 GUESTHOUSE 427 Montana Ave. 321 N. OAKHURST DR on a gated-estate •• • Clodia 310/623-2911 ••• •••• in Beverly Hills • • • S i•n g•l e • • • 300 built for screen •••• •••• legend in 1930. HOUSE Controlled access, Single occupancy. garage, laundry facility. FOR SALE

• 310/247-8689 • —————–––– Close to Cedars-Sinai,

B E V E R L Y H1 I L L S

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Contemporary A Home Away Mediterranean Style. From Home, Pool, Jacuzzi, Cabana. Just Bring a Toothbrush $2,999,000 Completely Noushin • Agent

310/863-4325 By Appointment

405 WANTED TO RENT PROFESSIONAL FEMALE

(Flight Attendant) Is looking for a 1 Bedroom unfurnished apartment or guesthouse in Beverly Hills area. I am respponsible, non smoker with no pets and always traveling.

Call 760/680-5613

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1 Bdrm. + 1 Bath

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310/477-8171

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2 Bdrm. + 1 Bath

LOW MOVE -IN !

Patio, stove, controlled access, F u r n i s h e d T u r n k e y on-site laundry, prkg. 1307 Barry Ave. ~ Lower ~

“The Mission ” • Westwood •

Benedict Canyon

310/473-1509

SMALL QUIET BLDG.

balcony, dishwasher, intercom entry, elevator, prkg., pool.

Pool, elevator, • Close to Beach • controlled access, on310/394-7132 sight laundry, parking. Bright, controlled access, Close to U.C.L.A. balcony, pool, elevator, • WESTWOOD • 310/473-1509 10933 Rochester Ave. laundry fac., prkg.

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Bdrm.+2 Bath Close To U.C.L.A. 2 Jr . Executive BEV. HILLS TRIANGLE 310/477-6856 Spacious, balcony, a/c, 170 N. Crescent Dr.

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* * W E S T L . A . access, laundry fac., prkg. * * * 1* * 2 Bdrm. +2 /2 Bath 1342 Centinela Ave. • Free WiFi Access • 310/473-5061 Large & Bright. - 1 Bdrm.+1 Bath Close To U.C.L.A. Pool, a/c, balcony, - 2 Bdrm.+2 Bath fridge, stove, laundry rm., prkg., intercom entry, elevator.

CLOSE TO SHOPS & R ESTAURANTS . 310/385-9169

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11730 SUNSET BLVD.

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• 424/744-6342 •

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HOLLYWOOD

1769-1775 Sycamore Av.

• • • • • • Single Controlled access, laundry facility. Utilities Included.

323/851-3790 Close to Everything.

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WILSHIRE • Jr. Executive CORRIDOR • • • • • • • • 1 Bd. + 1 Ba. • 10530-10540 • 2 Bd. + 2 Ba. • • 1 Bdrm.+1 Bath Bl. • 2 Bd.Den+2 Ba. • • S i nWilshire Rooftop pool, gle • deck, gym, central air, • GORGEOUS UNITS • ∞∞∞∞∞∞∞

• 1 Bdrm.+1 Bath • Central air, large on-sight laundry, parking. balcony, pool, elevator, ∞∞∞∞∞∞ ∞Luxury • Free WiFi Access • Living on-site laundry, with valet, ~ 310/476-3824 ~ intercom entry. lush garden BRENTWOOD & U.C.L.A. CLOSE 320 N. La Peer Dr. surrounding pool, elevator, etc. W E S T L . A . • 310/246-0290 • gym, Dishwasher, CLOSE TO 1433 Brockton Ave. central air, balcony. Spacious S H O P S & D I N I N G Call: 310/470-4474

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Balcony, dishwasher, LOS ANGELES ~ WEST ~ parking, 401 S. HOOVER St. L O S A N G E L E S laundry facility. • 1 Bdrm 12424 TeXaS Ave. Please Call: +1 Bath

310/363-3766

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Control access, V E R Y N I C E U N I T. POOL, Dishwasher, BRENTWOOD dishwasher, elevator, The Carlton balcony, on-site on-site laundry 11666 Goshen Ave. laundry, covered prkg. and parking. (•)()

L.A.’S FINEST, MOST LUXURIOUS APT. RENTAL ( • ) ( • ) ( • ) * * * * * * 1 Bd.+Den+11/2 Ba. • 2 Bd.+2 Ba. • • • • • Single • 1 Bd.+1 Ba. Single+Loft+11/2 Ba.

Private with patio in woodsy setting. Designer WESTWOOD done, hrwd. flrs., built-ins, 1409 Midvale Ave. 2 tv’s, cable, DSL, spa 6-Month Lease Avail. ••• ••• ••• * * * * * * tub, washer/dryer. • • Every Extra Luxury: custom cabinets, granite $2,600 • Short-Term Avail. • 1 Bd.+1 Ba. • countertops, stone entry, • • Call: 310/271-5971 • • • • pool, health club, spa. Owner • Realtor A/C, pool, intercom • Free WiFi Access • • Close to UCLA • entry, laundry facility, 1350 S. Midvale Ave. elevator, parking. L.A., 90024 Close to U.C.L.A. C o n t a c t M g r. : • 310/864-0319 • 310/478-8616

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••• ••• • 1• Bd. + 1 Ba.• • • • 2 Bd. + 2 Ba. • • • •

Beverly Center & Trendy Robertson Bl. elevator, intercom entry,

Intercom entry, a/c, Close to Beach. dishwasher, on-sight 310/394-7132 laundry & parking. CLOSE TO SCHOOL.

4 Bd.+Office+5 / Ba. GUESTHOUSE/APT ~ WEST ~ 1 BedroomBuilt in 2012 w/ All Top Amenities Single Occupant L O S A N G E L E S 2

• • • • 2 Bd.+2 Ba. 1 Bd.+1 Ba.• • • • •

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A MONICA —————–––– —————–––– SANT 808 4th St.

WEST L.A.

~ 1 Bd. + 1 Ba. ~ 5-Rooms, hrwd. flrs., Bright & Airy. washer/dryer, stove BRENTWOOD Dishwasher, fridge. Enclosed back- 519 S. Barrington Ave. Intercom entry, on-sight parking, on-sight yard w/ fruit trees. ˚Δ˚Δ˚Δ˚Δ˚Δ˚Δ˚ laundry facility. Storage avail. 1 pet ok. 2 Bdrm. + 1 Bath Close to transportation. Call For Appt.: Bright unit. 310/820-1810 • 323/937-0456 • Dishwasher, On-site laundry, parking. BEVERLY HILLS ••• PRIME ••• 218 S. Tower Dr. Close to BEVERLY HILLS Brentwood Village. •• • • • • • •• • 1 Bd.+1 Ba. • 329 S. CANON DRIVE 310/472-8915 Old World Charm ! 3 BDRM, 2 BA. HOME Bright, intercom entry, + LARGE GUESTHOUSE = BRENTWOOD = fridge, stove, laundry fac. 1,900sf with hardwood 417 S. Barrington Av. C LOSE TO RESTAURANTS & SHOPPING . floors, plenty of storage : : : : : : : : : : : : : : 310/531-3992 and large back yard. • 2 Bdrm. +1 Bath • $4,800/MO. :::::::::::::: Border of Short term 6 mo. lease B E V ERLY HILLS Jesse: 213/675-3311 Hardwood floors, 321 S. Sherbourne Dr. pool, Rebecca: 310/985-2669 • • Spacious • • laundry facility, • Jr. Executive • Jsarshar@yahoo.com controlled access, prkg. • • S i n g l e •• Close to Controlled access, 435 Brentwood Village. air conditioning, stove, GUEST HOUSE elevator, laundry • 310/440-5051 • FOR RENT facility, parking. VERY UNIQUE • MUST SEE

elevator, on-site laundry. Close to shopping.

424/744-6342

• BRENTWOOD •

( • ) ( • ) ( • ) 922 S. Barrington Av. (•)(•) • 1 Bdrm. +1 Bath • Central air/heat,

fireplace, patio, controlled access, pool, elevator, parking, laundry facility.

213/385-4751

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310/312-9871 Close to shops+dining. Shopping & Dining in 310/826-0541 Brentwood Village

1433 Armacost Ave.

2 Bdrm. + 2 Bath B RIGHT & S PACIOUS . Dishwasher, controlled access on-sight laundry, prkg.

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


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BEVERLY HILLS

BEVERLY HILLS ADJ. HANCOCK PARK ADJ BEVERLY HILLS ADJ 439 S. LE DOUX LUXURIOUS B E V E R LY H I L L S A D J. Luxury 3 Bd. Duplex VIEW • VIEW • VIEW 2 BDRM, 3 BATH Southern Exposure, Beautifully Furnished 1 BDRM + 1.5 BATH A/C & heat, PENTHOUSE 2,763 SqFt. 3 Bdrm+Office/Den+3 Bath Large balcony. Full washer/dryer hook up, + Lrg. Loft+Bonus New kitchen, carpeted, amenities with tennis crt., • • • • • • • • • • Rm.+Rooftop Deck owner occupied. No Contemporary, new chef’s kitchen, pool, banquet room,

WILSHIRE CORRIDOR CONDO FOR LEASE

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

$12,000 Per Month Call Mr. Charles: 310-826-5636

PENTHOUSE ON SUNSET STRIP

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

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

TOP FLOOR SUNSET PLAZA PENTHOUSE

Large closets, balconies, all amenities in kitchen with granite counters & stainless steel sink & appliances. New berber carpet, hrwd foors a n d verticle blinds. fireplace, wet bar, washer and dryer included in laundry area. Secured building with garden courtyard. Choice location Near Beverly Center, CedarsSinai, Restaurants, Etc. No Pets. $2,900/MO. Shown By Appointment. 8544 BURTON WAY CALL 310/273-6770 or 310/569-6731 Available Late Aug.

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concierge. garage. Retired professional couple preferred. Near Cedar Sinai, Shops No Smokers. Must See! and stores. $2,100/MO. LARGE 2 BD + 2 BA. $2,700/MO. Call 310/498-1090 2 parking in tandem, Call 323/829-2933 Pool, washer/dryer on BEVERLY HILLS site. Near Cedar Sinai. $1,750/MO. • BEVERLY HILLS • 260 S. DOHENY DR •• 2 BEDROOM •• 2 Bdrm. • $2,690/Mo. By appointment only. X-LARGE LUXURY APT. Newly refurbished kitchen Call 310/425-9070 Professionally and bath. New carpets. decorated. All new interior. A/C, dishwasher, laundry 308 S. REXFORD

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Hrwd., drapes, granite and parking. $1,725/MO. B E V E R L Y Contact Brian at kitch/bath, s.s. appl., w/d hook-ups, hi-ceilings. 310/821-4903

310/271-6811

Cell: 310/994-4122 Must see! 439 S. Rexford

B e v e r l y H i l l s Adj. Extra Charming Duplex 8673 W. Olympic Bl.

Light & Bright 2 Bdrm.+11/2 Bath

Hardwood floors throughout, kitchen 2 BD + 2 BA + w/ all appliances Condo Quality Unit sub-zero fridge, Completely Remodeled dishwasher, stove, Hardwood/Carpet/Tile wash/dryer. Faux Custom Cabinets, Granite fireplace, breakfast Countertops Walk-in nook, central a/c, Closets w/ Built-ins A/C, alarm system, Dishwasher, Laundry in Beautiful original tile in excellent Unit, Crown Molding. condition, 2 car garage. $2,850 PER MONTH 1,430sf. • $2,500 MUST SEE ~ NO PETS 2 Year Lease. Please call: Available Now! 310/276-2119 Call: 323/658-5332

Large~Gorgeous~Impressive

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City To Ocean VIEWS 2BR/2BA PLUS 2 BD+ DEN +2.5 BA B E V E R L Y H I L L S DEN-OFFICE 1930’s NORMANDY Elevator, central air /heat, 336 S. Rexford Dr. • 2 Bdrm. +1 Bath • Hardwood Floors, Deco kitchen/bath, balcony, laundry, security ~ N E W L Y U P D A T E D ~ and 2 car parking. formal Dining room, Wrap-Around Upper, hardwood $2,850/MO. Covered Patio/Terrace. W/D. 2-Car floors, a/c, laundry, Call 310/770-4339 covered parking. Parking Included. $3,950/MO.

1326 Londonderry View Dr (310) 456-1070

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310/247-8547 310/433-1949

————–––– Service Bldg., valet, — —————–––– ————— Full BEVERLY HILLS ADJ doorman, gym, pool, tennis. BEVERLY HILLS WEST HOLLYWOOD 2 Bd.+2 Ba. • $2,800 NORTH OF SANTA MONICA

3 BD + 4 BA. CONDO Totally remodeled. New kitchen with top-of-theline appliances, all new bathrooms and flooring. $5,500/MO. Call 310/422-0905 Prime Beverly Hills

HUGE 1,700+ Sq Ft

Fountainview Towers 2 Bd. + 2 Ba. Condo

Stainless Steel Appl. 7 Closets. Patio. Non-Smoking Bldg.

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

310/471-2737

GARDEN TERRACE .

Completely Remodeled. W/ granite+hardwood. Corner unit, kitch. w/ Open Floor Plan. breakfast area, formal 310/429-0739 din. rm., step-down liv. • Must See • rm. w/ fireplace+balcony, walk-in closets, w/d in BEVERLY HILLS ADJ. unit. Pool/spa/guest prkg. Med. TOWN HOUSE $3,550/Month LISA SHERMAN • BROKER Approx 1700 Sq.Ft.

Approx. 1400 Sq. ft. Lower unit with fridge, washer/dryer in unit and 2 car parking.

Call 310/880-7281

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310/786-1851

New Wood Floors. New Granite Kitchen w/

P RIVATE L ARGE

Bedford/Olympic 2 BD, 2 BA CONDO $2,150/MO.

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Newly decorated 2 Bdrm. + 1 1/2 Bath

Hdwd. Floors, Priv Terr. Kitchen all appliances, 1017 S. SHERBOURNE Very Private & Spacious Private washer & dryer Cent. Heat. A/C, 1-car 2 BDRM. + 1.5 BATH garage + 2 priv. park sp. upper unit with breakfast 936 S. Sherbourne Dr. and formal dining room. $2,600/MO. Yard, laundry & parking.

BEVERLY HILLS ADJ.

$3,500/MO. Call 213/804-3761

Call 310/652-4008 Cell 310/210-2285

*BEVERLY HILLS* $2,100/MO. 2 BDRM + 2 BATH UPPER FRONT UNIT Large & bright in 10 unit building w/brick courtyard Near Century City and Roxbury Park on quiet pretty street. Hardwood floors, separate kitchen & dining, stove, d/w. Cat ok

411 1/2 SHIRLEY PL. Open by calling

323/653-3350

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1 BEDROOM, 1 BATH all listings are on centurycityliving.com Fully remodeled. Hardwood floors, granite, Valet and Guest Parking. Huge Heated dishwasher, fridge, stove, Pool, Security Staff, microwave, parking Doorman & Houseand laundry on site. man, Switchboard $1,650/MO. Tennis, Fitness Center By appointment only. Business Center Call 310/425-9070 NEW LISTINGS EVERYDAY

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

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1 BED, 1 BATH $2,600/MONTH Renovated Real Hardwood Floors Huge Balcony New Shower Newer Appliances Some Views

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1 BED, 1 BATH $3,250/MONTH Total Renovation. Unobstructed City Views. State of the Art Kit & Bath. Huge Balcony. Furnished

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2 BED /2 BATHS $3,150/MO High Corner. 2 Large Balconies Great Renovation

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

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

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

New windows+carpet. Newer fridge+stove. 2 ceiling fans, 2 lrg. closets, recessed lighting, covered prkg., laundry facility. Quiet 6-unit bldg. $1,575/Mo. • No pets

310/704-4656

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

Spectacular B.H. Adj. Cedars-Sinai Area

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BEVERLY HILLS Spacious Upper 1 Bd.

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Modern 1 Bd.+1 Ba. Hrwd. flrs.,, balcony w/ views, fireplace, private jacuzzi, a/c, laundry, secured bldg.+prkg. Water paid. $1,495/Month B Y A PPOINTMENT :

310/271-4207

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Lower unit with Air, laundry room, parking, PRIME near Cedar Sinai. BEVERLY HILLS $1,300/MO. • 1 Bedroom Call 310/278-0716 • 1 Bath or 310/274-6261 SPALDING AND CHARLEVILLE BEVERLY HILLS ADJ.

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Close to shops, dining, UCLA, Cedars. Light, bright, carpeted unit. Quiet building. No pets. $1,650/mo 310/435-2738

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Near 3rd & Robertson

ONE BEDROOM

Ceiling fan, tub + stall shower. ELEVATOR, balcony, gated garage, quiet building, no pets. $1,295/MO. 320 S. Clark Drive Call 323/252-5600

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1 BDRM, 1 BATH BRENTWOOD $1,650/MO. VILLAGE AREA Upper unit with stove, • Attractive Single • fridge, A/C & parking. *** OPEN DAILY *** Mon-Fri • 9am-6pm Sat-Sun • 10am-4pm For more information

Call 310/278-8999

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Art-deco style bldg. w/ intercom entry+attractive main lobby. Lovely courtyard pool. Full kitch+prkg. Laundry fac. • $1,175 RIMMA: 323/653-3112 RADU: 310/826-4380 + + —— ———–––– WATER GAS ELECTRIC INCLD

PRIME BEVERLY HILLS M I R A C L E M I L E 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath A c r o s s L A C M A

SPALDING & CHARLEVILLE 1 Bdrm.+1 Bath Close to shops, dining, Hardwood flrs., tub/stall UCLA, Cedars. Light, shower, stove, fridge, laundry facility. bright, carpeted unit. Quiet building. No pets. Charming 6-Unit Bldg. $1,100/Month $1,600/mo

310/435-2738

760/321-4999

WESTWOOD ∞ 1 Bdrm. ∞

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Kitchenette, central air, closets, w/d hook-up, alarm. $1,595/Mo. LEAVE MESSAGE/TEXT: Cell: 216/235-7373

laundry, parking. Private entrance. No pets. $1,075/Month

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August 10, 2012 | Page 31 Publisher Clifton S. Smith, Jr *******

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From the Publisher CLIF SMITH AYN RAND USED TO BE CRAZY We heard a lot of talk about an author by the name of “Ayn Rand” around 1980, especially in connection with the Kemp Roth Tax Cuts – which became “Reaganomics.” The simple proposition behind those cuts was that if you allow people to keep more of what they earn, they will earn more. As a side effect, the government receives a lot more money – in the Reagan years, in fact double. The Left, and many Republicans, said it would not work. It did. Rand was the philosophical “godmother” of the movement. Rand’s most famous novel, Atlas Shrugged, presented a world where producers were taxed and regulated out of existence, starvation was the norm despite farming plenty, and all resources were allocated based on perceived “need” or cronyism. “Producers” were evil, greedy, exploiters of everyone else. Work became irrelevant. Only “need” backed by political force was given credence. The other main impetus to resource allocation was cronyism – if you were “in” with the government, you got bailed out. The government punished the producers. The movement was worldwide and in short order the world collapsed. Until Barack Obama was elected president, much of Rand’s fictional piece seemed pretty far-fetched, really even over-the-top. That Ayn Rand was prescient cannot now be doubted. She saw what was coming, in no small part because under Revolutionary Soviet Communism she saw it first hand. Today’s world – at least the United States, Europe and much of Latin America – has bought into this “punish the rich” “give it to the needy” doctrine. Why work when you can “vote” yourself money from someone else? Every day, President Obama preaches that anyone who is successful should be taxed and taxed and taxed. Today, over half the United States’ population takes government money. Only about 20 percent of the population contributes to federal income taxes, according to the Congressional Budget Office and the Internal Revenue Service. Why is it “fair” for one American to work to pay for four others? Former Gov. Romney is pilloried for “only” paying a tax rate of about 13 percent, but let’s assume that 13 percent is in the millions. How many people do his taxes support? What’s the tax rate on the 80 percent of the people who don’t pay taxes? In Rand’s world, the producers simply disappeared. They stopped producing. They stopped fighting government or government killed their businesses. Government and union bosses took from the producers and gave to their cronies. That is exactly what Obama has done with General Motors (United Auto Workers got bailed out; white collar workers got zero along with bond holders). Ditto Solyndra and dozens of other politically-connected cronies. In Rand’s world, the producers just got tired of it and left. The Atlas Shrugged scenario has been played out over and over again, but when cited the Left answers with scorn. Well, why work more when all that happens is you are forced to turn over what you have produced to the government?

With a few updates for technology changes, Rand’s Atlas Shrugged describes the real world today as accurately as George Orwell did in his 1984. Both authors saw what was coming. We see it every day. “Government” must control. “Government” must dictate. We are reduced to servants of government, not the other way around. If you earn, it will be taken from you. During that, you will be pilloried, insulted, criticized and treated with hate. “You didn’t do that, everyone else did.” That’s what President Obama said. The Left will respond: “You just want to abolish government.” No. That’s nonsense. As a society we must have organization as well as publicly-funded operations to serve us all. That’s common sense. Experiencing the lack of these institutions and services is what led to the drafting and adoption of our Constitution in the first place. But that Constitution has been shredded. It no longer protects us from the excesses of government. Accordingly to Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, it enables vastly larger government. His “Obamacare” decision destroyed the last remaining protection we have against majoritarian oppression. Some “conservative.” Reduced to the basics, our political debate today is about punishing producers and rewarding those who do not produce. Rand predicted the producers would just quit. Maybe they will. They surely have no incentive to work harder, invest or grow businesses. Jobs? Nope. It should give us all pause that Communist China, of all places, accordingly to its authoritative Englishlanguage newspaper, the China Daily, has no problem with letting entrepreneurs get rich as long as they create jobs. China doesn’t create barriers and it doesn’t tax its own to death. And that’s where Ronald Reagan found us in 1980. He simply took the boot off our necks and let us do what we do. It worked. President Obama and his party have stomped that boot back onto our necks and they increase the pressure every day. Rand had it right – the urge to take from those who produce and give to those who don’t is strong.

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Rabbi Jacob Pressman LONDON BRIDGE DID NOT FALL DOWN Dear Friends: The summer Olympics have come and gone and once again the USA has dominated. Despite the fact we lead a very easy life here and one could expect us to be physically weak and flabby, we led the world with 104 medals, compared with 87 by China, 82 by Russia, 65 by Britain and 44 by Germany. Nor does our government subsidize athletes, unlike some of the other nations. We have the right to be very proud of all the young people who wore our colors. Frankly, I was more worried about England. When the reality dawned upon me that London would indeed be the scene of the 2012 Olympic games, I asked myself: “How are they going to do that? Can England, in these recession times afford it? In fact, why should it expend that much money? Will contestants come? Will spectators flock there? Since it rains a great deal in England, will many events be hampered or rained out, dashing the hopes of young athletes who came there with high expectations and low bank accounts?” Next, I worried about so many nations carrying with them their grievances against so many other nations. Will there be a tragic incident like the massacre of Israeli athletes at an earlier Olympics? With so many people gathering in huge arenas I began to worry about their bladders, sitting so long at major events. The use of fire worried me. The major torch was a sea of flames. What if a fire broke out when the stadium was full? There was no way it could be evacuated quickly enough to save lives. Both at the opening exercises when all the contestants and all the spectators were slowly packed into every square inch of the vast stadium the same as at the end I worried, and breathed a sigh of relief when it was all over without mishap and everyone was safe. Silly me. I even worried about beautiful old London bridge, about which I sang all through elementary school: “London bridge is falling down...” Well there it was, raised up in all its glory and bearing the extra load of the five colored circles of the Olympics, and it didn't fall down. I worried in vain. All went swimmingly. So, hooray for the U.S.A. and huzzah for London! Now all that they have to do is find the money to pay the bill.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR The Empire State building in New York City, 1,454-feet tall, was built in 1 year and 45 days. At that time, it was the tallest building in the world. The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts was incorporated on June 15, 1995–17 years ago! It proceeded to sign a lease with the City of Beverly Hills, which had recently acquired title to the U.S. Post Office property on Crescent Drive. The lease is for 15 years with 2 extensions, starting when and if the cultural center ever finishes construction and opens to the public. Aren’t Beverly Hills citizens–the landlord on the property–entitled to any explanation regarding its status? Herbert L. Wallerstein, Beverly Hills ****** I don’t understand why the people of Beverly Hills are so opposed to a rapid transit tunnel under the City. Many cities in the world have large tunnels for rapid transit, water supply, and sewerage, for example. Tunnels are in clay and hard-rock, often under buildings. London, Moscow, and St. Petersburg rapid transit is 100 percent tunneled. Other cities (e.g. New York, Paris) are partly trenched and partly tunneled. If the tunnels are deep enough (needing escalators at stations), they will not disturb foundations though trains may be audible on the surface. Where the tunnel is close to a foundation, the foundation can be braced underground. P.S. I have no business connection with any California rapid transit. Myron Kayton, Ph.D., Santa Monica ****** Editor’s Note: The people of Beverly Hills favor a subway through this City, just not underneath Beverly Hills High School. As your letter points out, if something is “deep enough,” it should be fine. However, Beverly Hills shares none of the geologic characteristics of the cities you cite. Beverly High sits atop a producing oil and gas field which generates large quantities of methane gas, the alluvial soil is not firm (like the granite base of New York and elsewhere), the tunnel itself is barely 35-feet below the foundations of the 1929 buildings, the buildings have already been seismically braced to the extent they can be without replacement (which is needed), the noise and vibration predicted by Metro will disrupt classes, even the predicted level hits the maximum allowable under federal standards, a cheaper and better alternative route exists underneath Santa Monica Boulevard, the “science” relied upon by Metro has been demonstrated to be in error, and, finally, a tunnel placed where Metro wishes will destroy the ability of Beverly Hills Unified School District to replace its 1929 main building which is upon the end of its useful life. Those are just a few of the reasons. Thank you for your letter, Dr. Kayton


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