Shana Tova – The Courier Wishes You A Happy & Healthy New Year!
BEVERLY HILLS VOLUME XXXXVIII NUMBER 34 $135 PER YEAR - $1.25 PER COPY • READY FOR 9/11— Pictured right: Victor Aguilar uses a ladder to get to the top of the Beverly Hills 9/11 memorial statue for some cleaning and general maintenance. Aguilar was one of Get ready to sink your teeth many volunteers from into the new Rodeo Nancie Brown Chocolate Cronet. 4 Cleaning, which detailed and polished the Beverly Hills 9/11 Memorial earlier this week, free of charge, in anticipation of the City’s 9/11 memorial ceremony. This year’s memorial event takes Grandchildren of Beverly place on Wednesday, Hills resident participate in Maccabi games. 4 Sept. 11 at 7 p.m. at the Beverly Hills fire station. The ceremony will feature the Los Angeles Lawyers Philharmonic Orchestra and is open to the public.
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California API School Test Scores Released 4 of 5 BHUSD Schools See API Scores Drop In Annual Ranking By Courier staff Beverly Hills schools hit a bit of a roadblock this week in their effort to overhaul student test scores at BHUSD schools.
The Academic Performance Index (API) released its annual scores on Thursday and four Beverly Hills schools saw (see ‘API,’ page 14)
Sunshine Task Force Takes On Lobbyist Disclosure By Matt Lopez Mayor John Mirisch’s Sunshine Task Force took steps Tuesday to shine a light on lobbyists registering within the City of Beverly Hills. The task force, designed by Mirisch to bring transparency to issues at City Hall, held its monthly meeting Tuesday at City Hall and discussed revisions to Beverly Hills’ lobbyist disclosure forms.
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“The lobbyist issue is one the task force as a whole judged to be the most important issue facing us, considering the role paid advocates have in the decision-making process,” Mirisch told The Courier. “If you look at the form we currently have, it truly is a joke.” Currently, all the City’s lobbyist forms ask for is name, telephone number, business (see ‘LOBBYIST,’ page 18)
Beverly Hills CPR gave free training to women at Good Shepherd Center. 5
Dr. Fran talks about three reasons to get back with your ex. 13 •Real Estate 10 •Health & Wellness 12 •Birthdays 16
George Christy, Page 6 Christian Brechneff Escaped Into a World That’s Out Of This World on the Greek Island of Sifnos, Where He Spent 30 Years and Installed the Island’s First Indoor Plumbing. His Memoir is a Devouring Read Editorial from Rabbi Pressman AND MORE
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The Italians Are Coming! To Beverly Hills In September By Laura Coleman What do Valentino, Versace and Gucci have in common? In addition to drawing millions of visitors to Rodeo Drive, they're among a bevy of Italian brands the Italian Consultate will celebrate next Sat-
urday (Sept. 7) in Beverly Canon Gardens starting at 7:30 at “Under the Stars.” “Beverly Hills doesn't certainly need a reminder of its strong Italian imprint,” Italian Consul General (see ‘UNDER THE STARS,’ page 7)
Fate Of Bel-Air’s Hannah Carter Garden Still Up In The Air By Laura Coleman On Wednesday, the 2nd Appellate District Calfornia Court of Appeal considered the fate of UCLA’s Hannah Carter Garden when it listened to attorneys argue why - or why not - the appeals court should uphold a preliminary injunction against selling the 1.5-acre Bel-Air garden bequeathed to the university by former UC Regent Edward Carter in 1964. Over a year has passed since L.A. Superior Court Judge Lisa Hart Cole called UCLA “duplicitous” on July 27, 2012 and issued a preliminary injunction halting the Pictured: The Koi Pond at the 1.5 acre Kyotouniversity’s attempt to sell the style Hannah Carter Gardens in Bel-Air. traditional Japanese garden, which the university had 1982. No matter which way the appeals agreed to maintain “in perpetuity” after Carter amended court rules (the decision could take (see ‘GARDEN,’ page 18) his original agreement in
A FAMILY AFFAIR —Ethan Hawke escorted his son Levon and daughter Maya to the Los Angeles premiere of Getaway. Their mother is Uma Thurman. For more photos, see George Christy’s column on page 6.
John Dohm Fourth, Final School Board Candidate By Laura Coleman John Dohm, the fourth and final candidate to join the race for a seat on the Beverly Hills Board of Education, is no stranger to school boards or elections. The son of an Illinois judge who served on the Chicago Board of Education, Dohm, a 47year-old Beverly Hills resident with two children in the school district, told The Courier that he chose to file his candidacy papers at the urging of many “folks” active in the education community, including (see ‘DOHM,’ page 14)
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School Board OKs Firm To Probe Beverly Hills Sports Academy By Laura Coleman The Beverly Hills Board of Education solidified its commitment to conduct an independent investigation of the Beverly Hill Sports Academy in a 4-1 vote at Tuesday’s board meeting to engage attorney Trevin Sims with the Los Angeles firm Lozano Smith to (see ‘SPORTS ACADEMY page 7)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY—Horace Mann parents and faculty wished Principal Steve Kessler a happy 61st birthday last week. Pictured, back row (from left): Romi Azevedo, Amy Galst, Oshritd Dorian, Julie Hershkowitz, Peter Gabayan, Howard Goldstein, Lisa Primavera, Principal Kessler, A.P. Jill Bakhsh, PTA President Jeffrey Grijalva, Brenda Garcia, Tina Wiener. Front row (from left): Jax Tonley, Lisa Tonley, Tannaz Anisi, Celina Serranno
Beverly Hills School Board Positive About Drug Testing Beverly Hills High Athletes By Laura Coleman Random athletic drug testing at Beverly Hills High School got a unanimous goahead from the Board of Education on Tuesday when it vot-
ed 5-0 to renew a contract with Bensinger, Dupont & Associates. “It appears to be working well, also because we have not collectively heard complaints
from parents or students about the intrusiveness,” Board President Jake Manaster told The Courier. (see ‘DRUG TESTING’ page 7)
Beverly Hills Board Of Education Votes To Hire Its Own General Legal Counsel By Laura Coleman The Board of Education unanimously voted to approve a motion to hire its very own general counsel at Tuesday’s formal board meeting. The decision, which board President Jake Manaster told
The Courier has been three years in the making, grew from the series of priority-based budget discussions earlier this year. “We’re going to try this,” Manaster said. Superintendent Gary
Woods said he was uncertain just how much the district would save in legal costs by employing a dedicated general counsel but estimated that it would be thousands of dollars.
HAPPY HARLEY– Harley is an adorably sweet Papillion/King Charles Spaniel mix puppy that was rescued from a high kill L.A. Shelter and brought to Shelter Hope at Janss Marketplace. She is six months old, weighs 11-pounds, is spayed, and up to date on all her shots. Those interested in giving this little girl a loving home may contact Kira Lorsch at 4Dogs@RHLGroup.com or call ShelterHopePetShop.org at 818453-5798. . SNAKE AND MONGOOSE– Pictured right: Vice Mayor Lili Bosse (right) attended the premiere of the film Snake And Mongoose on Monday with producer Robin Broidy at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood.
(see ‘COUNSEL’ page 12)
CRAZY FOR CRONETS–Beverly Wilshire Executive Pastry Chef Stephen Sullivan shows off his latest pastry-creation: Rodeo Cronets. Available in chocolate and traditional, the specialty treat is only available at the BLVD.
GUCCI– The Architectural Commission Approved Facade Rem o d e l changes for Gucci at 347 N. Rodeo Dr (new rendering pictured left).
Beverly Hills Architectural Commission OKs Gucci Facade Revisions On Rodeo Drive By Matt Lopez Representatives from Gucci at 347 N. Rodeo Dr. appeared before the Architectural Commission at its August 21 meeting to discuss “inadequacies” in a previously approved
facade remodel. Gucci reps sought and received approval on several revisions to a remodel at the meeting. The commission granted Gucci approval modifications that included stone
cladding between the ground and second floor windows, and removed and replaced laminated glass cladding panels. The entry finish was (see ‘GUCCI’ page 12)
Beverly Hills Theatre Guild Mourns The Death Actress Julie Harris, Namesake Of Its Awards By John L. Seitz The love affair between The Beverly Hills Theatre Guild and Julie Harris has been going on for the past two decades. When the venerable classic actress died last Saturday at age 87, it left a void not only on Broadway but with the BHTG members who will pres-
ent the 2013 winners of the “Julie Harris Playwright Awards” on Sunday, Oct. 6, at the Four Seasons, which will honor Debbie Reynolds. BHTG President Carolyn Fried said the organization will continue to name future awards in her honor. She replaced renowned stage and
screenwriter Neil Simon who was the original “name” honoree. Harris was actively involved in the competition and was among Candace Coster’s committee who read the finalist works which determined the winners. (see ‘JULIE HARRIS’ page 12)
‘Cronut’ Craze Hits Beverly Hills With Rodeo Chocolate Cronet By Laura Coleman Part croissant, part beignet and shaped like the typical donut, the Chocolate Rodeo Cronet is simply amazing. Not to be outdone by the cronut
craze sweeping the nation, The Beverly Wilshire tasked pastry chef Stephen Sullivan to create a pastry unlike any in the nation, let alone Beverly (see ‘CRONET’ page 7)
GRANDMA’S SPORTS STARS– Longtime Beverly Hills resident Dorothea Adams (center) is pictured with he athletically gifted grandchildren Michelle Adams (left), a BHHS junior who plays volleyball, and baseballer Eli Adams, a Sierra Canyon High freshman. Both competed in this summer’s the Maccabi Olympic Games in Israel.
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City Council Revises Emergency Preparedness Plan
WELCOME PARENTS—The El Rodeo PTA hosted its New Parent Meeting last week. Pictured above (left to right): Superintendent Gary Woods, PTA Annual fund chair Dori Kenneally, AP Kevin Painter, co-PTA President Marjaneh Manavi, co-PTA President Jodi Galen, Principal Dave Hoffman, new parent Trisha Paschke, Susie Naufal and Board of Education President Jake Manaster.
El Rodeo School Welcomes New Parents By Laura Coleman Last week, dozens of new parents gathered inside the Beverly Hills home of El Rodeo co-PTA President Marjaneh Manavi for what everyone agreed was the most well-at-
tended new parent night in the school’s history. “The support of your PTAs and your local community at El Rodeo is really the big prize,” Board of Education President Jake Manaster told those in at-
tendance. By the Tuesday evening meeting, El Rodeo had welcomed 117 new students, including 61 kindergartners, according to Chief Administrative (see ‘EL RODEO’ page 18)
Shana Tova! Free High Holy Day Services Next Week In Plummer Park By Laura Coleman Cantor Estherleon Schwartz, a child Holocaust survivor, has devoted her life to inspiring people through Jewish songs of prayer. She has sung for Pope John Paul II at the
Colosseum in Rome and before thousands of Angelenos on stage at the Hollywood Bowl. This High Holy Days season, Cantor Schwartz will hold four free services in the Plummer Park Great Hall.
“My hope is that when people leave, it will linger and be imprinted in their heart a sense of peacefulness, of inspiration to do the right thing, to
By Matt Lopez The City of Beverly Hills is doing its best to be prepared in the event of a catastrophic disaster. At its study session on Aug. 20, the City Council discussed revisions to the City’s Emergency Operations Plan And City Council Handbook For Emergencies And Disasters. The plan, last approved by the council in 2007, is essentially an outline of the City’s planned response to a disaster, such as a major earthquake or
terrorist attack. The plan deals with responses to emergency situations involving all natural and man-made disasters, technological incidents and national security emergencies. In the event that City Hall is rendered unuseable in a disaster, the top three alternate locations for the City to congregate would be the Beverly Hills Fire Station, the Public Works Facility or Beverly Gardens Park. The fourth location on the (see ‘EMERGENCY’ page 9)
BEVERLY HILLS CPR DONATES TRAINING TO HELP THE HOMELESS COMMUNITY— Gwen Ford practices CPR techniques last week at Good Shepherd Center for H o m e l e s s Women and Children as part of a p r o g r a m arranged by Les Bronte. Beverly Hills CPR trained residents in the first session and will train all staff members at the center in a second session, as required by the state of California.
(see ‘PLUMMER PARK’ page 9)
Supreme Court Denies Review Of Karen Christiansen Ruling
MINIONS—Last Friday, Horace Mann students dressed as “minions” for outdoor movie night at the school The featured film that evening was Despicable Me. Minions are small, yellow, cylindrical creatures, who are notable characters in the movie.
The California Supreme Court refused Wednesday to review an appellate court panel’s decision to reverse a former Beverly Hills Unified School District consultant’s conviction on four conflict-ofinterest charges. The state’s highest court denied a petition from the California Attorney General’s Office seeking review of the case
Jeanne and Anthony Pritzker. Co-Chaired by Avery and Andy Barth, LeeAnn and Ron Havner, Arthur Levine and Lauren Leichtman, Richard Merkin, and Laura and Jamie Rosenwald, the event will fea-
SHAKESPEARE–The Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles will present its 23rd Simply Shakespeare benefit reading of The Two Gentlemen Of Verona, Wednesday, Sept. 25, at The Broad Stage in Santa Monica. The evening will feature a star-studded cast including William Shatner and Sir Paul McCartney, along with Rita Wilson and Tom Hanks (right). Proceeds from the event support the SCLA and its arts based veterans and innercity youth employment programs. Individual tickets are $1,500 with sponsorship packages available. Contact Lauran Huff at 310-201-5033 or by email at Lauran@LPAevents.com.
(see ‘CHRISTIANSEN’ page 12)
9TH GRADE SOCIAL— Beverly Hills moms and PTA members (from left) Laurie Okum, Joy Zaki and Jennifer TerrellSchwartz attended a ninth-grade social this week for parents of incoming Beverly Hills High School freshmen.
American Ballet Theatre Sets Sept. 12 For Annual Benefit At The Pritzkers’ Beverly Hills’ Home By John L. Seitz American Ballet Theatre (www.abt.org) is presenting its annual “Stars Under The Stars: An Evening in Los Angeles” on Thursday, Sept. 12, once again at the Beverly Hills home of
against Karen A. Christiansen. On May 31, a three-justice panel from California’s 2nd District Court of Appeal ordered a Los Angeles Superior Court judge to dismiss the case against Christiansen. The appellate court justices found that Christiansen — the former Beverly Hills Unified facilities director who
ture a one-night-only performance by the world-renowned artists of American Ballet Theatre including principal dancers Gillian Murphy and Cory Stearns; soloists Misty (see ‘ABT’ page 9)
Beverly Hills Police To Cook Up Pancakes For Community By Matt Lopez On Sept. 22, Beverly Hills police will toss on their aprons and get to work making breakfast for as many Beverly Hills
residents as possible. That day, the BHPD and Beverly Hills Police Officers Association will host their an(see ‘PANCAKES’ page 9)
leads the way. His voice sings as in a lullaby about the exhuberant exploits from his astonishing memory bank. Detail upon detail in a memoir likely to remain popular through the years for island lovers of all ages.
Jacques Burkhardt (portrait); Michel Zumbrunn (studio)
ne television executive envisions Christian’s retreat as an HBO film or series worthy of a cinematic close-up. The uphill-and-down-dale days in a rocky village where a 6-feet-4 inch-tall, good-looking bachelor is persistently pursued by island girls and women into marriage. Terrified they will be old maids without children.
ell, he almost married, confessing he found the rapturous beauty and chanting of a Greek Orthodox ceremony, with its exchange of the crowns of stephanotis on the bride and groom, tearfully moving.
Artist Christian Brechneff in 1984 at his studio on the Greek island of Sifnos, where he spent 30 years. His memoir The Greek House, The Story Of A Painter’s Love Affair With The island Of Sifnos explores a world that’s out of this world. At right, Christian photographed in 2012.
therness … a word I never knew. Or ever thought about. To think and write about the “otherness” was my publisher's advice. Otherness being my thirty years of spiritual solace on a Greek island, Sifnos, in the Cyclades. When I was 21, I moved to Greece to sketch and paint and restore myself.”
o his credit, Christian allows that a healthy horniness gets the best of him time after time. Sexual candor surfaces again and again. He doesn’t bypass the hot romancing with young and not-so-young ladies, some beautiful and some not. Also admitting to a sexual confusion, which was resolved when he met Tim during a New York cocktail party. Wasn’t it Jane Austen who wrote in Pride And Prejudice, her 1813
hristian arrived in Los Angeles briefly last week for a vernissage of his paintings during a West Coast promotional book tour through Santa Barbara and Big Sur. Also in San Francisco, where he was exhibiting at the Mongomery Gallery, all the while lodging with opera star Frederica von o recalls artist Christian Stade. Brechneff, whose luminous “otherness” memoir, The Greek e was traveling House, The Story Of A Painter’s with his partner and coLove Affair With The Island Of author Tim Lovejoy, an Sifnos, is a devouring read of artist and playwright now one man’s nourishing odyssey. finishing a book about his experiences as a Peace he book arrived in book- Corps volunteer in East stores this summer, published Africa. Both teamed in by Farrar, Straus & Giroux, the structuring Christian’s iniprestigious firm known for best- tial manuscript. Both anx- Zooey Deutch selling “goldmine” authors such ious to maintain that as Tom Wolfe, Isaac Bashevis persuasive and Singer, Susan Sontag, encompassing “othAleksander Solzhenitsyn. erness” that FSG publisher Jonathan he Greek House Galassi suggested recounts Christian’s three early on. decades of his rewarding life, or those thoupioneering, as he did, on this then-undiscovered island in the sands of folks yearnAegean Sea. “Sifnos became ing and fantasizing my muse,” he related during a for an escape into a lunch of veal tartare at Spago, world that’s out of adding that he spent those 30 this world, to a years of adventure on the serene dreamscape island, where he bought a of poetic light, azure house on a cliff and installed skies and indigo seas on a Greek Sifnos’ first indoor plumbing. island, Christian Brechneff takes us by the hand and Jenni Farley Page 6 | August 30, 2013
classic, that “everything hap- in Basel of my parents Axel and pens at parties.” Obviously. Dita after their death, I discovered dozens of my letters from hey live in Hadlyme, Sifnos, which sparked another In Connecticut and in a flat in impetus for my writing.” Manhattan, where their favorite truth, the missives, quoted in restaurants are Da Umberto and The Greek House, are proIl Cantinori. Theirs is now a foundly lyrical with Christian’s relationship of 36 years. inescapable feelings of love for the island, complete with bracorn with aristocratic ing descriptions. Russian roots in the Belgian Congo, raised and educated in n page after page in Switzerland, Christian received The Greek House, we meet his Master of Arts from Aphrodite and Calliope, Popi London’s Royal College of Arts. and Despina, Stavros and His works are in major collec- Stephanos. Of course, there’s tions and museums, notably the island’s forever-present gosNew York’s Metropolitan, and sip, the kafenia (coffee houses), he exhibits in Europe and Asia. rugged mountain trails, and the iconic old churches. n West Hollywood, his provocative paintings of flowers ourism soon comes callare always on view at the ing. Sifnos’ economy quickly Hollyhock Gallery on La embraces tourism’s common Cienega Boulevard. Sexy denominator of ordinariness. images of irises, tulips, orchids, And, sadly, Christian’s love hollyhocks, etc. At the book affair with the island starts to signing party held at the gallery wane. a week ago, more than 100 autographed books were n his 1977 diary entry, snapped up. Christian writes: “My first night in my house. Happily alone. summer houseguest The house empty, nothing in it involved with the New York but my suitcase in the sala, and publishing community encour- my Greek blanket tucked aged me to write about my life around me. I carried my water on Sifnos, and the lifestyle. But from the well, had a drink, or I waited until I sold the house, two, made some soup. My which I bought in 2008, to a bedroom is filled with light lovely English family. even at night. The whiteness of Inspiration soon knocked on the old walls is like the light of the door, and I went to work, shining stars. I try to slow not having any idea where the down, be still. I try to just be. I memoir would take me. am happy, truly happy … the night is so quiet, surrounded by learing out the house my own walls. Total silence, and I am falling asleep … ”
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Katy Perry and Ciara’s fashions were applauded during the MTV Video Music Awards in Brooklyn. Daft Punk
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serve as a third-party reviewer. Board VP Noah Margo was the lone “no” vote. Although the largely ceremonial vote on Aug. 27 approving an agreement “effective August 14” is not actually required, according to Board President Jake Manaster the board’s action makes the legal agreement more transparent. “You always want to close the loop by having an engagement letter....and then the board takes final action,” Superintendent Gary Woods told The Courier. “I always bring it to the board. I think it’s a good process.” Woods said the decision to engage
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In 2012, the board added random athletic drug testing to its CHOICES Pro-
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Hills...and voila, the Chocolate Rodeo Cronet was born. “I knew right away we had to do the chocolate one,” Sullivan told The Courier over a cronet breakfast. The $7 treat available exclusively in the BLVD, where layers of delicate chocolate dough are eventually fried to flaky per-
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Guiseppe Perrone opined to The Courier. “Its high-end fashion boutiques, the luxury cars parading down the streets, and its gourmet restaurants stand as a constant indication of its tight interconnection with Italy, its creative process
Sims as the third party reviewer came on the heels of the board’s direction in closed session on Aug. 13. closed session The board gave direction. Under the terms of the contract, Lozano Smith can charge the district up to $295 per hour, depending on who works on the fact-finding process. Margo told The Courier that he believed hiring outside counsel was an unnecessary use of district money. “It’s not that the questions don’t need to be asked,” he said. “I just don’t think we need to pay somebody to ask them.” Manaster emphasized that the firm has not been engaged in an advisory capacity. gram, which supports students dealing with drug-related issues. Manaster estimated that upwards of 50 tests were performed last academic year with a cost that was under $5,000. fection and then filled with chocolate chantilly creme, takes two days to make. “We took a unique product and made it more unique.” Also available at The BLVD on Wilshire Boulevard is the equally delicious Rodeo Cronet, a more traditional take on the croissant-meets-beignetmeets-donut, which is filled with raspberry creme. and its lifestyle.” Perrone said the free event will combine fashion, food and live entertainment in a celebration of the Italian character. In addition to performances by Italian musicians Oblivion and Erica Mou, the “streetfest” will showcase Italian flavors with offerings of coffee, prosciutto and cheese.
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list was Costa Mesa City Hall, which Mayor John Mirisch said seemed a bit out of the way. He suggested staff try to find closer cities, such as Culver City, that City operations could move to if most of Beverly Hills was rendered unusable. City Manager Jeff Kolin said that was a good suggestion and that staff would look into closer locations. He said the idea behind Costa Mesa was it would be a good location if most of the nearby West L.A. region was affected by a disaster. Vice Mayor Lili Bosse urged staff to do whatever possible to get word out to the community about the emergency management plan so residents could know their roles in the event of an emergency. “In a large scale disaster, it really is about people helping people and neighbors helping neighbors,” said Pamela Mottice-Muller, director of emergency management. The City’s Emergency Operations Plan can be viewed at www.beverlyhills.org.
was no longer an employee under a new contract that was signed in 2006 — was “not a member, officer or employee of the relevant public body” and that a section of the state’s Government Code on conflict of interest “does not apply to her.” Christiansen had been sentenced in Jan. 2012 to four years and four months in state prison by Judge Stephen A. Marcus, but was allowed to remain free on bail while her appeal was pending. The appellate court also vacated Christiansen’s sentence and a restitution order of about $3.5 million. The appellate justices found that the Government
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be guided, and to feel the connection of a presence that helps you feel nurtured and inspired to fulfill your own wishes and dreams to benefit yourself and humanity,” she told The Courier. Services for Rosh Hashanah will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 4, at 7:30 p.m. and on Thursday morning at 10:30 a.m. Yom Kippur services will take place the following week on Friday, Sept. 13 at 7:30 p.m. and Sept. 14 morning at 10:30 a.m. For more information, visit www.estherleon.com.
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Code section on conflict of interest does not define the term “employees” so they applied the common law test of employment under which “independent contractors are not employees.” “Because it is undisputed that at all relevant times Christiansen was an independent contractor, she was not an employee within the meaning of the (Government Code section 1090), so her convictions must be reversed and the charges against her dismissed,” Associate Justice Frances Rothschild wrote on behalf of the panel, with Presiding Justice Robert M. Mallano and Associate Justice Victoria Gerrard Chaney concurring. – City News Service
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nual Pancake Breakfast and Service Day for the community. The event runs from 8 a.m. to noon on Sunday, Sept. 22 outside the BHPD.
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Copeland and James Whiteside; and corps de ballet members dancers. All proceeds benefit the ABT and its extensive domestic and international touring, and
Visitors will be treated to, of course, free pancakes, as well as tours of the police station. BHPD officers will treat the crowd to interactive demonstrations as well. award-winning education and outreach programs, according to Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie. For information and to purchase tickets (from $500), call 323-904-4400 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Beverly Hills’ Kennedy Wilson Sells Broadway Hollywood Beverly Hills-based investment and services firm Kennedy Wilson this week announced the sale of the Broadway Hollywood for an undisclosed price. The prime ground floor commercial condominium, located on the internationally recognized corner of Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street in Hollywood, was purchased by San Diego-based HP Investors, LLC. “This property is the jewel of the Hollywood and Vine corner and sits at the center of this growing Hollywood submarket,” said Kennedy Wilson Brokerage Group EVP Lee Shapiro.
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throughout the home, which makes use of driftwood colored wood for ceilings and walls. A beehive shaped mantel over the living room's wood burning fireplace adds to the serene atmosphere. Following an extensive restoration and updating for today's expectations, the home has earned the status of a California State Cultural Landmark. Among Lautner’s distinguished pedigree is the fact that he was the architect of choice for Bob and Dolores Hope to create their Palm Springs’ “Volcano” home. A number of Lautner's houses have been designated as historic landmarks and many have also been the sets for films and television such as Diamonds Are Forever, The Outer Limits, Body Double, and Charlie's Angels. Lautner, who died at age 83 in 1994, credited Frank Lloyd Wright with shaping his career.
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Famed for his progressive take on architecture, American architect John Lautner has created some of the most iconic homes in Southern California's, such as the Chemosphere House, which Encyclopedia Britannica called “the most modern home built in the world” when it was constructed in 1960–and now, his stunning Malibu beach house, known as the Stevens’ House, is on the market and priced at $22 million. Lautner's 1968 Stevens’ House represents a departure from his usual avant garde spaceship-style designs to emulate a crashing ocean wave. Situated on 37 feet of sandy beach with a large beachside deck, the 3,366square-foot, 5-bedroom, 5bath home perfectly marries its architectural features with the ocean landscape. Among many notable features is the large indoor swimming pool with retractable glass walls that runs full length along the main living area. Natural elements are seen
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HOW DO YOU FEEL? Zusman Again ‘Official Podiatrist’ For Breast Cancer Walk Beverly Hills doctor Stanley J. Zusman will once again be the “official podiatrist“ for the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer, which this year kicks off for two days in Santa Barbara starting Saturday, Sept. 7. This is the 11th year for the walk and the second consecutive year Dr. Zusman will bring his 45-plus years of experience seeing patients in the City to helping walkers. As a walk volunteer, Zusman will tend to sprains, ankle problems, sore feet and any podiatry injuries partici-
pants endure in the 39mile walk from Santa B a r b a r a ’s Chase Palm Park to Carpinteria State Beach. He will be available t h r o u g h o u t Dr. Stanley J. the entire Zusman race, day and night. As in previous years, he once again has chosen to camp out in the pink tents with walkers and crew in
said they felt they needed to address design inadequacies in terms of having a “cohesive building aesthetic.” “I like the fact that we now have a balance to the building,” Chair James Blakeley said. “I like the new vision.”
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changed to brushed rose gold, second floor window illuminations will be removed and a linear light barr fixture with a dimmer will be added. Gucci reps at the meeting
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Some 2,000 entries are usually submitted annually and many of these have become Broadway productions. In addition to the “Julie
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“We want people who are experienced and sophisticated and want to really be a part of our district because they’re really going to have to live and
Harris Playwright Awards,” the event will also salute winners of the “Marilyn Hall Awards,” a play competition for youth theatre. Information and tickets are available by calling Cora Kaplan at 310-271-1900. breath our district issues,” he said. Woods said the district would begin advertising for the position on Tuesday and that the yet-to-be-specified salary would be “competitive.”
the “Wellness Village.” Zusman and his daughter Lisa decided to get involved in the cause when Zusman’s wife Marsha was diagnosed with breast cancer two years ago. She is now a survivor, and both husband and daughter feel it’s vital to give back. “After my mother’s experience, I vowed that I would do anything I could to help women in similar situations,” said Lisa Zusman, who has raised $7,557.20, so far this year with a goal of $15,000. Last year she raised $10,500. Frunds raised go to leadingedge research at UCLA, the John Wayne Cancer Institute at St. John’s Health Center, and other institutions, and for screening, support and treatment for men and women regardless of their ability to pay. For information, visit, www.AvonFoundation.org. Read more at www. bhcourier.com, Health
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H E A LT H & W E L L N E S S
Children’s Hospital M.D. Honored By National Hemophilia Foundation Guy A. Young, MD., a Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) physician specializing in hematology-oncology, has been selected by the National Hemophilia Foundation to receive the “Physician of the Year” award. Young came to CHLA in 2007 to head the hospital’s hemophilia program and develop a program in pediatric thrombosis, an abnormality in which the blood has an increased tendency to clot, the reverse of hemophilia. “Our research team is focused on improving treatment for patients with bleeding and clotting disorders,” Young said. “Specifically, we are testing new drugs in children with hemophilia and new drugs for children with blood clots. In
addition, we are evaluating a blood analysis device called a thromboelastogram to help predict the response to treatment in patients with hemophilia and to Dr. Guy Young predict which patients are at highest risk for thrombosis.” Young will be awarded at the National Hemophilia Foundation Annual Meeting in Oct. He and his physician wife, Rima Jubran, M.D., who also specializes in hematologyoncology at CHLA, have two boys, Adam, 12 and Ben, 10.
Health Happenings... Celebrity Play Reading Helps End Alzheimer’s A celebrity-studded reading of an original play will benefit the USAgainstAlzheimer’s Network, dedicated to ending Alzheimer’s by 2020. Helmed by honorary director James Burrows, the L.A. premiere of Trish Vradenburg’s Surviving Grace will be at 7:15 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 25 at the Steven J. Ross Theater at Warner Brothers Studios. Taking part in the reading of the comedy’s first act will be Carol Burnett, Marilu Henner, Loni Anderson, Helen Reddy and Lou Gossett Jr. The event’s celebrity host committee includes: AnnMargret, Anne Archer, Elizabeth Banks, Diahann Caroll, Richard Chamberlain, Joan Collins, Chace Crawford, Donna de Varona, Morgan Fairchild, Michael Feinstein, Carrie Fisher, Peter Gallagher, Phyllis George, Whoopi Goldberg, Linda Gray, George Hamilton, Samantha Harris, Tippi Hedren, Marilu Henner, Joanna Kerns, Donna Mills, Stefanie Powers, Seth Rogen, Maria Shriver, Molly Sims, Jill St. John, Maura Tierney, Joan Van Ark, Robert Wagner and Henry Winkler The evening begins with a celebrity red carpet at 6:30 p.m. followed by the play reading and dinner with the cast following the performance. Tickets are $150 for the reception and performance and $500 to include the dinner. Reservations are required. For tickets and sponsorship information, visit: www.survivinggrace.org. For more information call: 818-788-7650
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3 Reasons To Get Back With Your Ex, Sexual Activity Effected By Wages Q. Dear Dr. Fran: My girlfriend and I broke up a year ago. We have both dated others and I am now ready to declare my love and commitment to her. Am I fool to reach out to her and try again? Selwyn L. A. Dear Selwyn: You have not told me much about why the relationship came apart. I say go for it! The worst that can happen is she is not in the same place as you and you end up exactly where you are now—separated. 1. Swallow your pride and admit you were wrong. If you broke up with him (her) and realize you made a mistake— own it. 2. If you have dated others in the interim and tried on the fit of other people and now know for sure that your ex was the best relationship you’ve ever had—say so. Sometimes you have to explore and experiment before you can declare your favorite and best choice. 3. You and your ex have the healthiest conflict resolution skills. One thing couples (and individuals) can be certain of— life will surely bring disappointments, letdowns, disagreements and differences of opinion. Fighting puts a wedge between partners. The first thing to go is verbal communication and a quick second is sexual attraction. People stop talking and having sex. This creates a
Dr. Fran Walfish Answers Your Questions crack in the foundation of the couple’s relationship. If you and your lady talk well together you have a lot going for you. Talking is the glue that holds relationships together. Q Dear Dr. Fran: The recession hit our family hard. I lost my job five months ago and my wife has taken a pay cut. I am no longer interested in sex, although I love my wife very much. Do you think there is a connection between losing my job and not wanting sex? Matthew O. A. Dear Matthew: I am so sorry to hear that you and your family have suffered personal blows as a result of the economy. Yes, I do think there is a correlation between losing your job and not wanting sex. In a recent study, “The Effect of Sexual Activity on Wages,” the author suggests a link between the two. He found the same personality traits which lead to more sex also lead to being a more productive employee: Extraversion, agreeableness, conscientiousness, emotional
stability, and openness; plus popularity, energy level, selfesteem and physical attractiveness. It makes perfect sense that higher wages could lead to more sexual activity and the correlation could also be the other way around. I am currently treating two men whose incomes have dramatically decreased because of our poor economy. Both men have reported a significant decrease in their sexual desire and sexual activity along with a dip in mood state. Today there are more single adults than in generations past. The divorce rate is up to 50 percent in America which means more unattached adults than ever before. Many of these single folks are not involved in relationships. Some are even sexually inactive. Those sexual urges, impulses, and libido must be directed somewhere. In other words, they need a place to go. Many professional adults are directing those drives into their work, careers and ambitions. This unconscious, or without thought, defense mechanism is automatic. The more success the individual experiences the higher his libido rises. When there is no other person with whom to share the sexual impulse the more the person drives those impulses/energies
into their work. This process is called “sublimation.” It makes for more successful careers and less sexually active adults. This factor contradicts the study’s outcome. Also, I treat dozens of married people who are living and existing in sexless marriages. This is a hidden secret that many couples feel shame about. There are many contributing factors only one of which is wage earnings. I suggest you first get a
complete physical by your medical doctor. If he clears you then it may be helpful for you to talk with a psychotherapist. Pent up feelings can only lead to physical symptoms when they are not expressed verbally.
Dr. Fran Walfish–Beverly Hills psychotherapist and author of The Self-Aware Parent at www.DrFran-Walfish.com. Send questions to email@example.com.
Health Happenings... USC Hosts Medal Of Honor Recipient Michael In Discussion Of PTSD “The Stress of War: How to Assist and Support Soldiers —A Colloquium with Medal of Honor recipient Staff Sgt. Ty Michael Carter” will be held from 11 a.m.-noon, Tuesday, Sept. 3, at the USC Davidson Conference Center, Vineyard Room, 3415 S. Figueroa St. The seminar is sponsored by The Center for Innovation and Research on Veterans & Military Families at the USC School of Social Work Carter, who received the nation’s highest award while deployed in Operation Enduring Freedom, will discuss the stress of war, the importance of supporting and assisting soldiers, post-traumatic stress disorder
and ending the stigma that prevents service members from getting treatment. A Q & A will follow. Carter was deployed in 2009 to Nuristan Province, Afghanistan. On Oct. 3, 2009, while under attack by more than 300 Afghan insurgents for 13 hours, Carter distinguished himself by resupplying ammunition, providing first aid, rescuing a wounded soldier and killing enemy troops, according to the official account. Lunch will be provided. Parking is available for $10 in Structure D. Enter off Jefferson Blvd. at Royal St. RSVP by Monday, Sept. 2 to http://cir.usc.edu/archives/4364.
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SCHOOL IS FUN!
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their scores drop. The API is a state calculation based on grades 2-11 CST and CAPA scores, grades 3-11 CMA scores and CAHSEE scores. BHUSD as a district dropped three spots in the state rankings. Beverly Hills High dropped two spots and El Rodeo and Hawthorne each dropped three spots. Beverly Vista saw the most drastic decrease, dropping nine spots from its 2012 totals. Horace Mann was the lone school to see a scoring increase, going from 914 in 2012 to 919 in 2013.
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boardmembers Lisa Korbatov and Brian Goldberg. “I have a pretty keen interest in education,” he said, noting that his mother is a retired grammar school teacher and both his brother and sister-and-law are teachers. Dohm’s candidacy platform, which he said he is fleshing out, currently focuses on what he calls “three pillars”: quality of instruction; student population instruction; and the environment, including peer groups, faculty and facilities. Since moving to Beverly Hills in 1995, Dohm has been active in
One positive area for the schools was that all but Beverly Vista showed significant growth in algebra and mathmatics. “This data is very valuable to the (school district) as it helps to continually improve instructional programming, as well as reflecting upon successes,” BHUSD Superintendent Gary Woods said in a statement.. A full report on the results is expected to come before the BHUSD at the Sept. 24 board meeting. For the second straight year, the top two district rankings remained unchanged with San Marino taking first place and La Canada taking second place. the community, including being part of the inaugural class of Team Beverly Hills and coaching youth sports including soccer, baseball, and basketball for years. In he is former president of the president of the Beverly/Angeles homeowners association. “I’m just starting to explore [my candidacy],” he said. “I’m still pondering what level of investment is required.” Dohm joins incumbent candidate Korbatov, Howard Goldstein and James Fabe in the race. This month the Beverly Hills Education Association endorsed Korbatov and Goldstein.
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S HANA T OVA …and a Happy New Year to all.
We pray and hope for a better and healthier year ahead for all of our friends and neighbors - the time is now.
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A N O T H E R B I RT H D AY ! ?
BIRTHDAYS GREETINGS—Dr. Charles Aronberg, Elizabeth Ashley, Timothy Bottoms and Warren Buffett (Aug. 30); Harry Waterstone, Warren Berlinger, Richard Gere, Nancy Jones and Itzhak Perlman (Aug. 31); Lily Tomlin, and Gil Seton (Sept. 1); Shelly Sterling, Salma Hayek, Mark Harmon, and Keanu Reeves (Sept. 2); Charles Sheen, Valerie Perrine,and Pauline Collins (Sept. 3); Mitzi Gaynor and Judith Ivey (Sept. 4); Bob Fields, Carol Lawrence, Raquel Welch, Murray Fischer, and William Devane (Sept. 5); and belatedly to Simone Katzef (Aug. 28). Mitzi Gaynor
Murray Fischer Harry Waterstone Simone Katzef Charles Aronberg
AHOY! CHARITY CAPTAINS—From left, Annie Lehrer, Ila Krane and Magda Weaver hosted a “Yachty, Yachty, Yachty” luncheon for 50 women from different charities at the Marina Yacht Club. Photo by Shana Forman
It was a lovely and informative occasion... The Women’s Guild of Cedars-Sinai’s recent luncheon at The Beverly Hills Hotel honored Victoria Reggie Kennedy, co-founder of The Edward M. Kennedy Institute, who was presented the “Woman of the 21st Century” award by actress Morgan Fairchild. Luncheon chairs were Daniele Worth Ochoa and Linda Zale, while Lorette Gross served as Women’s Guild president. The guild surprised Hella Hershson with its “Evelyn Clayburgh” award, established in 1968 to salute one of its most dedicated board members. This coveted honor singles out a member who best represents “Outstanding characteristics of leadership, service and dedication.” Executive Luncheon Chair Gina Furth introduced designer David Meister, who presented an informal fashion show featuring seasonal styles and gave us some insight to fashion trends. A Q&A segment, moderated by Bob Shrum, was extremely interesting and had many of us engaging in lively dialogue. I have to mention the beautiful birdcage centerpieces conceived and created by Linda Zale and Alice Vidor, the décor chairs of the luncheon.
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TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Aug. 30). You’ll enjoy a degree of fame this year. You may have to cope with people whose interests are opposed to your own, but this is part of what makes you stand out favorably in September. October shows you successfully representing your talent and the talent of others. December and May will be your biggest financial months. Aries and Libra people adore you. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Important decisions are on the docket. You’re not interested in the choice that seems like the best one to everyone around. You want the solution that actually is the best because it’s the right fit for you. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You could do it alone, but that would be stealing someone’s chance to help you. Giving you their help will raise their self-esteem, skill level and commitment to your relationship. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Consider that the person who is less than friendly toward you may be under an enormous amount of pressure. Lead the way with your love, compassion and patience. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You may feel torn by your need to keep things moving and a desire to be nice. Consider issuing a gracious invitation for someone to join you on your way to another destination. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19).
When you make people laugh, you create such a positive feeling for all involved you want to repeat it over and over. Alas, the laws of comedy dictate that it’s only really funny the first time. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You have an unobtrusive way of getting information. Your best lead will answer the question that starts out: Do you know anyone who might have some ideas about...? PISCES (Feb. 19-Mar. 20). Your cosmic gift of the day is poise. Your actions will be graceful; your gestures, well received. You could really take advantage of this by taking a social risk or going dancing. ARIES (Mar. 21-Apr. 19). You can get approximately the same hamburger on three out of four corners of the main thoroughfare. In cases where the differences are minimal, you’ll find it so hard to choose you’re likely not to choose anything at all. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Don’t take anything too personally now. Instead, focus on what needs to change to get a desired result. This is likely to start with a resolution to think positively and take the action steps to support those thoughts. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You have an advantage in competitive environments because you don’t do what the other competitors are doing. You remember or discover your own strengths and lead with those. CANCER (June 22-July 22). Unfortunately, many people are self-involved and myopic. That’s why when you meet a like-minded curious and observant type, as you will today, it’s important to make the effort to befriend that person. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). The person who is making everyone laugh may be doing so intentionally for the financial benefit. As one Greek tragedian said, “It is a profitable thing, if one is wise, to seem foolish.”—Aeschylus
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Page 18 | August 30, 2013 Currently, lobbyist information can be viewed at the City Clerk’s office, but the task force asked that it also be posted on the City website. The task force also set priorities for the immediate future. Aside from the lobbyist disclosure forms, the task force wants City Council staff reports to “foster enhanced objectivity” (Mirisch said this means more pro/con scenarios) and suggested that City Councilmember e-mail addresses should be posted on the City’s website. The task force also wants to tackle the idea of all City contracts having an independent analysis before being approved, and that all official documentation (City policy directives, forms and agendas) be posted online.
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address, a description of the matter he or she is advocating for, and the identity of the lobbyist’s clients. Among the additions the Sunshine Task Force aims to introduce on the disclosure forms are more information about who the lobbyist is, organizations affiliated with the lobbyist, the lobbyist’s employer, name of client and any possible penalties. Deputy City Clerk Lourdes Sy-Rodriguez said the task force members would bounce ideas back and forth for the final product over the next month. The final revision will be written by task force member Fred Fenster and likely be placed on the City Council agenda for Sept. 24.
classroom—even if only for a day. That involvement, he said, would demonstrate to their children just how important school is, in addition to giving the students a source of pride. Parent involvement through the school also shapes adult lives, said CoPTA President Jodi Galen, noting that all of her friendships revolve around El Rodeo “The more involved you’re going to get, the stronger the connections you’re going to have,” Assistant Principal Kevin Painter said. “Being part of this community...is how you’re going to find your happiness.”
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Officer Dawnalyn MurakawaLeopard. Superintendent Gary Woods told the dozens of attendees that it was critical for parents to positively boost their children's’ self-esteem at home, evoking his theme for the year: optimism. “Our schools are not easy,” he said. “We’ve got to be optimistic with our kids. You’ve got to be optimistic as parents. School’s tough.” In tandem with building children up, Principal Dave Hoffman advised parents to volunteer their time inside the
weeks), a trial is certain, according to plaintiffs’ attorney John R. Walton, who represents the heirs of Hannah Carter in a lawsuit that seeks to have the university maintain its promise. “This should...not set a precedent that an organ of the government can essentially lie to people,” Walton said Wednesday to Superior Court Judge Edward Ferns, Court of Appeal Presiding Justice Roger W. Boren and Court of Appeal Justice Victoria M. Chavez. “If this were a private party making this claim, I dare say they would be hooted out of the courthouse.” Last year, to the surprise of Carters’ heirs and ire of garden preservationists, Coldwell Banker listed the garden for sale in tandem with the adjacent former Carter residence, also bequeathed to the university, for a total of $14.7 million. The $9 million listing for the 5-bedroom residence has since expired, although UCLA is not prevented from selling the stunning 37,000square-foot property. At the July 2012 hearing, David Moran, the Manatt attorney representing UCLA, told Cole that the university was unlikely to proceed with the sale of the residence without the garden. At the heart of the matter is Alameda County Superior Court Judge Carl Morris’s authorization in 2010 for the UC Regents to sell the Hannah Carter Garden “in deviation, from an agreement with the donor who funded its purchase.” According to attorney Dennis Maio, who defended the Regents of the University of California on
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111 H o n o r a t graduation?
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Wednesday, because the probate court authorized the sale, there's “no likelihood the plaintiffs will prevail on their lawsuit as a matter of law.” “Even if there were a contract, plaintiffs couldn't prevail,“ he told the appeals court Wednesday, underscoring the Regent’s conviction that Carter’s heirs have “no standing” because they’re not trustees. “The fact of the matter is...Mr. Carter was very sophisticated, he could have inserted right of enforcement, he did not.” Just months after Hannah Carter died in April 2009 at 94, 13 years after her husband of 33 years died, the University began the process to overturn the First Amendment to the Agreement, dated June 17, 1982, that set forth the Regents legal obligation to maintain the garden in perpetuity. The amendment also set forth seven specific endowments to be funded as “Carter Endowments” upon the eventual sale of the residence, including the priority $500,000 endowment to maintain the garden. In an email dated Jan. 18, 2006, Sam Marabito, UCLA’s vice chancellor of Business & Administrative Services, wrote Assistant Provost John Sandbrook that because Hannah Carter had a “special interest in the Gardens…it would seem that asking her to work with us on changing the amendment does not seem likely.” Sandbrook responded that same date: “Even if the university wanted to pursue a new amendment to reverse the 1982 amendment that required UC to maintain the Garden in perpetuity (such a reversal would presumably be sought
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BEVERLY HILLS on the grounds that the Gardens have no academic use for us any longer for horticultural research), I suspect that we would run into quite a buzz-saw with respect to the local Bel-Air Homeowners Association community (and UCLA volunteers) who have enjoyed the Garden as a local university “treasure” (and admittedly, have no appreciation for cost). I can just imagine the media coverage.” As an editor’s note, not only has UCLA’s behavior sparked condemnation from Bel Air neighbors, UCLA volunteers, and the local and national Japanese community, but also the Huntington Gardens and Garden Conservancy. Just three years after the email chain, in the same month Hannah Carter died, a “Report of the Revenue Task Force” on April 24, 2009 chaired by UCLA’s Vice Chancellor Steven Olsen affirmed that significant research had been done to remove the restriction to sell the garden. In July 2010, UCLA petitioned the Court “to authorize the sale of real property, in deviation from an agreement with the donor who funded the purchase.” Last year, UCLA spokesperson Phil Hampton, told The Courier that the university’s decision to divest itself of the garden was predicated on it not having served an educational purpose since 1993, onerous maintenance costs ($110,000 annually) and lack of parking. The hillside garden was designed by Nagao Sakurai in 1959 and boasts a traditional Japanese tea house, dozens of adult koi, myriad water features, and a glorious compilation of greenery and Japanese carvings.
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BEVERLY HILLS RESOLUTION NO. 13-R-12948 RESOLUTION OF THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF BEVERLY HILLS FIXING THE RATE OF TAXES TO PAY THE BONDED AND OTHER VOTERAPPROVED INDEBTEDNESS OF THE CITY FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 2013/2014 The Council of the City of Beverly Hills does resolve as follows: Section 1. Pursuant to law, there hereby is fixed and levied the rate of taxes, designated in the number of cents upon each One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) of the assessed value to be taxed as assessed by the County Assessor and equalized by the Board of Supervisors of the County of Los Angeles, as set forth in Section 2 hereof. Section 2. Upon all of the taxable property in each of the taxing districts within the City of Beverly Hills, there hereby is fixed and levied the rate of taxes as follows: All Districts $0.017328 The rate so fixed is needed to raise the amount necessary to make annual payments for other indebtedness of the City approved by the voters prior to July 1, 1978. Section 3. The City Clerk shall cause this resolution to be published and circulated in the City within fifteen (15) days after its passage, in accordance with Section 36936.1 of the Government Code; shall certify to the adoption and publishing of this resolution and shall cause this resolution and his certification, together with proof of publication, to be entered in the Book of Resolutions of the Council of this City. Adopted: August 20, 2013 JOHN MIRISCH Mayor of the City of Beverly Hills, California ATTEST: (SEAL) BYRON POPE City Clerk Approved as to form: LAURENCE S.WIENER City Attorney Approved as to content: JEFFREY C. KOLIN City Manager DON RHOADS Director of Administrative Services/CFO VOTE: AYES: Councilmembers Krasne, Gold, Brien, Bosse, and Mayor Mirisch NOES: None ABSENT: None CARRIED NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S
P U B L I C N OT I C E S SALE T.S. #2627 NOTE: THERE IS A SUMMARY OF THE INFORMATION IN THIS DOCUMENT ATTACHED TO THE MORTGAGOR OR TRUSTOR (The above statement is made pursuant to CA Civil Code Section 2923.3(c)(2)). YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED NOVEMBER 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. On September 20, 2013, at 11:00 A.M., Imperial Mortgage Corporation, a California corporation, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded November 29, 2006; as Inst No 20062637871, In book , page , of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder Los Angeles County California, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH OR CASHIER'S CHECK OR OTHER INSTITUTIONAL CHECK ACCEPTABLE TO THE TRUSTEE, (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States in the Lobby of Imperial Mortgage Corporation, 4751 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 203, Los Angeles, California 90010 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: LOT 3 IN BLOCK 70 OF TRACT BEVERLY HILLS, IN THE CITY OF BEVERLY HILLS, COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES, STATE OF CALIFORNIA, AS PER MAP RECORDED IN BOOK 11, PAGES 186 AND 187 OF MAPS, IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY RECORDER OF SAID COUNTY. Parcel Number: 4345011-003 Trustor: ABOLHASSAN AREFI AND MONIKA ARIFI, husband and wife, as joint tenants The street address or other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 805 North Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved with 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. 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, you may call 323-651-2107 for information regarding the sale of this property, using the TS number shown on the sale notice. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale date may not immediately be reflected on the telephone information. The best way to verify any postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. Said sale will be made, but without covenant Or warranty, express Or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the unpaid balance of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust to-wit: $749,940.00, not including as provided in said note(s), advances, if any, under the terms of said Deed of Trust, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust Accrued and Default interest, late charges 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 on May 23, 2013 as Instrument No. 20130779457. Trustee or party conducting sale IMPERIAL MORTGAGE CORPORATION, a California Corporation Date: August 26, 2013 IMPERIAL MORTGAGE CORPORATION JOHN SHAIKIN, President 4751 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 203, Los Angeles, CA 90010 (323)651-2107 A4411584 08/30/2013, 09/06/2013, 09/13/2013 –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2013162355 The following is/are doing business as: PAVONE 6408 W. 6th St., Los Angeles, CA 90048; Daniela Zarnegin-Greene 6408 W. 6th St., Los Angeles, CA 90048; The business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL, registrant(s) has NOT begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein: Daniela Zarnegin-Greene: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: August 05, 2013; Published: August 09, 16, 23, 30, 2013 LACC N/C
–––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2013156746 The following is/are doing business as: AMONTILLADO 1716 Purdue Ave. #307, Los Angeles, CA 90025; Ryan Leeder 1716 Purdue Ave. #307, Los Angeles, CA 90025; The business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL, registrant(s) has NOT begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein: Ryan Leeder: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: July 29, 2013; Published: August 09, 16, 23, 30, 2013 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2013160730 The following is/are doing business as: 1) SCHOOL FOLDERS 2) CD MASTERS 5920 Bowcroft St., Los Angeles, CA 90016; Ink & Color Inc. 5920 Bowcroft St., Los Angeles, CA 90016; The business is conducted by: A CORPORATION, registrant(s) has NOT begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein: Mojgan Sowlaty, Vice President: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: August 01, 2013; Published: August 09, 16, 23, 30, 2013 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2013160729 The following is/are doing business as: 1) DECOR ME 2) AIR DRY 2659 Wallingford Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210; Roxana Sowlaty 2659 Wallingford Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210; The business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL, registrant(s) has NOT begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein: Roxana Sowlaty: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: August 01, 2013; Published: August 09, 16, 23, 30, 2013 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2013160334 The following is/are doing business as: GREEN PLATE PARTY STYLING 817 N. Alfred St. #104, Los Angeles, CA 90069; Landi Stone 817 N. Alfred St. #104, Los Angeles, CA 90069; The business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL, registrant(s) has NOT begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein: Landi Stone: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: August 01, 2013; Published: August 16, 23, 30, September 06, 2013 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2013168599 The following is/are doing business as: PURE HYPE 777 E. 10th St. #125, Los Angeles, CA 90021-2090; ICE Clothing Inc. 777 E. 10th St. #125, Los Angeles, CA 90021-2090; The business is conducted by: A CORPORATION, registrant(s) has NOT begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein: Patrick Fazzone, Secretary: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: August 13, 2013; Published: August 16, 23, 30, September 06, 2013 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2013167483 The following is/are doing business as: THE LISTING GROUP 9000 Sunset Blvd. #1100, West Hollywood, CA 90069; Forward Sunset, Inc. 9000 Sunset Blvd. #1100, West Hollywood, CA 90069; The business is conducted by: A CORPORATION, registrant(s) has NOT begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein: Rick Dergan, Partner: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: August 12, 2013; Published: August 16, 23, 30, September 06, 2013 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2013158395 The following is/are doing business
as: ROB MATH PRODUCTIONS 287 S. Robertson Blvd. #294, Beverly Hills, CA 90211; Robert Ephraim Math 287 S. Robertson Blvd. #294, Beverly Hills, CA 90211; The business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL, registrant(s) has begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein 2002: Robert E. Math: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: July 30, 2013; Published: August 16, 23, 30, September 06, 2013 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2013171078 The following is/are doing business as: ZARAKA MANAGEMENT 22521 Styles St., Woodland Hills, CA 91367; Rebecca K. Mostow 22521 Styles St., Woodland Hills, CA 91367; The business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL, registrant(s) has begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein August 01, 2013: Rebecca K. Mostow: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: August 15, 2013; Published: August 23, 30, September 06, 13, 2013 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2013164366 The following is/are doing business as: 1) EVEREST EDGE PICTURES 2) EVEREST EDGE PRODUCTIONS 3) EVEREST EDGE FILMS 269 S. Beverly Dr. #8111, Beverly Hills, CA 90212; Chameleon, Inc. 269 S. Beverly Dr. #318, Beverly Hills, CA 90212; The business is conducted by: A CORPORATION, registrant(s) has begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein June 2013: A. Goldhammer, Manager: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: August 08, 2013; Published: August 23, 30, September 06, 13, 2013 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2013164370 The following is/are doing business as: DORA INVESTMENTS 8501 Wilshire Blvd. #330, Beverly Hills, CA 90211; Alexander Dolmatsky 11333 Dona Pegita Dr., Studio City, CA 91604; Jeffrey Ratner 268 S. Lasky Dr. #305, Beverly Hills, CA 90212; The business is conducted by: A GENERAL PARTNERSHIP, registrant(s) has NOT begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein: Jeffrey Ratner: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: August 08, 2013; Published: August 23, 30, September 06, 13, 2013 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2013164383 The following is/are doing business as: MAR VISTA CHIROPRACTIC 12613 Venice Blvd., Mar Vista,, CA 90066; Jayson Sher 12613 Venice Blvd., Mar Vista, CA 90066; The business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL, registrant(s) has begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein June 15, 2000: Jayson Sher: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: August 08, 2013; Published: August 23, 30, September 06, 13, 2013 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2013175064 The following is/are doing business as: 1) LA CITI JEWELS 2) BLING WEAR JEWELRY 3) JEWELS BY HART 4) LA CITY JEWELS 5) JEWELRY BAR 11693 San Vicente Blvd. #173, Los Angeles, CA 90049; Linda Hart 11693 San Vicente Blvd. #173, Los Angeles, CA 90049; The business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL, registrant(s) has NOT begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein: Linda Hart: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: August
August 30, 2013 | Page 19 21, 2013; Published: August 30, September 06, 13, 20, 2013 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2013175075 The following is/are doing business as: MP FINANCIAL 10170 Larwin, Chatsworth, CA 91311; Deborah Miller 10170 Larwin, Chatsworth, CA 91311; The business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL, registrant(s) has begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein August 09, 2013: Deborah Miller: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: August 21, 2013; Published: August 30, September 06, 13, 20, 2013 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2013175078 The following is/are doing business as: QUINTESSENTIAL PR 8913 W. Olympic Blvd. #104, Beverly Hills, CA 90211; Allyana Sevanesian 8913 W. Olympic Blvd. #104, Beverly Hills, CA 90211; Kerith Henderson 8913 W. Olympic Blvd. #104, Beverly Hills, CA 90211; The business is conducted by: A GENERAL PARTNERSHIP, registrant(s) has NOT begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein: Allyana Sevanesian: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: August 21, 2013; Published: August 30, September 06, 13, 20, 2013 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2013175085 The following is/are doing business as: 1) IN MEDIAS RES FILMS 2) IN MEDIAS RES PRODUCTIONS 1702 S. Robertson Blvd. #100, Los Angeles, CA 90035; Roopashree Jeevaji 1702 S. Robertson Blvd. #100, Los Angeles, CA 90035; The business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL, registrant(s) has NOT begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein: Roopashree Jeevaji: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: August 21, 2013; Published: August 30, September 06, 13, 20, 2013 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2013175088 The following is/are doing business as: WASHINGTON PLACE PROPERTIES 11022 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90025; Jack Yermian 11022 Santa Monica Blvd. #280, Los Angeles, CA 90025; The business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL, registrant(s) has NOT begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein: Jack Yermian: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: August 21, 2013; Published: August 30, September 06, 13, 20, 2013 LACC N/C ––––––
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2013175090 The following is/are doing business as: THR CONSULTING 2138 Manning Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90025; Terri Reno 2138 Manning Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90025; The business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL, registrant(s) has NOT begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein: Terri Reno: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: August 21, 2013; Published: August 30, September 06, 13, 20, 2013 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2013175097 The following is/are doing business as: KLEIN LAW 280 S. Beverly Dr. #504, Beverly Hills, CA 90212; Philip Klein, A Law Corporation 280 S. Beverly Dr. #504, Beverly Hills, CA 90212; The business is conducted by: CORPORATION, A registrant(s) has begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein July 16, 2013: Philip Klein, President: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: August 21, 2013; Published: August 30, September 06, 13, 20, 2013 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2013174839 The following is/are doing business as: THE ENERGY GURUS LLC 309 Duquesne St., Patagonia, AZ 85624; The Energy Gurus LLC 309 Duquesne St., Patagonia, AZ 85624; The business is conducted by: A LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY, registrant(s) has NOT begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein: Gurutej Khalsa, President: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: August 21, 2013; Published: August 30, September 06, 13, 20, 2013 LACC N/C
NOTICE— Fictitious name statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of the county clerk. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (See Section 14400, et seq., Business and Professions Code).
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Page 20 | August 30, 2013 NOTICE OF PETITION FOR ANCILLARY ADMINISTRATION ESTATE OF KHIDIR MOHAMED AHMED ALY ELSHARIEF - ESTATE NO. BP144363 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, and contingent creditors of Khidir Mohamed Ahmed Aly Elsharief and persons who may be otherwise interested in the will or estate, or both: A petition has been filed by Nadia Abdelraouf Ahmed Mokhtar Mohamed Amin in the Superior Court of California, County of Los Angles, requesting that Maha H. Salem and Nadia Abdelraouf Ahmed Mokhtar Mohamed Amin be appointed as local personal representatives to administer the estate of Khidir Mohamed Ahmed Aly Elsharief. The petition requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. This will avoid the need to obtain court approval for many actions taken in connection with the estate. However, before taking certain actions, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or have consented to the proposed action. The petition will be granted unless good cause is shown why it should not be. The petition is set for hearing in Dept. No. 11 at 111 N. Hill Street, Los Angeles California 90012 on September 16, 2013 at 8:30 a.m. 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 deceased, 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 Section 9100 of the California Probate Code. The time for filing claims will not expire before four months from the date of the hearing noticed above. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are interested in the estate, you may request special notice of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Section 1250 of the California Probate Code. Attorney for Petitioner: JOSEPH M. ALIBERTI, ESQ. LAW OFFICES OF JOSEPH M. ALIBERI 260 Newport Center Drive, Suite 100 Newport Beach, CA 92660 Telephone: (949) 724-0550 BHC - Published dates 08/23/13, 08/30/13, 09/06/13
T.S. No: H535052 CA Unit Code: K Loan No: 7142954341/DE PASSE Investor No: 251031207 AP #1: 5555-005-078 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE POWER DEFAULT SERVICES, INC., as duly appointed Trustee under the following described Deed of Trust WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH (in the forms which are lawful tender in the United States) and/or the cashier's, certified or other checks specified in Civil Code Section 2924h (payable in full at the time of sale to T.D. Service Company) all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property hereinafter described: Trustor: SUZANNE DE PASSE Recorded April 29, 2004 as Instr. No. 04-1051368 in Book --- Page --- of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County; CALIFORNIA , pursuant to the Notice of Default and Election to Sell thereunder recorded February 23, 2012 as Instr. No. 20120291248 in Book --- Page --- of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County CALIFORNIA. Said Deed of Trust describes the following property: EXHIBIT A LEGAL DESCRIPTION THE LAND REFERRED TO HEREIN BELOW IS SITUATED IN THE COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES, STATE OF CALIFORNIA, AND IS DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: A CONDOMINIUM COMPRISED OF: PARCEL 1: THAT PORTION OF LOT 1, OF TRACT NO. 33180, IN THE CITY OF WEST HOLLYWOOD, COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES, STATE OF CALIFORNIA, AS PER MAP RECORDED IN BOOK 878 PAGE(S) 92 AND 93 OF MAPS, IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY RECORDER OF SAID COUNTY, SHOWN AND DEFINED AS UNIT NO. 36 ON THE CONDOMINIUM PLAN RECORDED JULY 8, 1977 AS INSTRUMENT NO. 77-735923 OF OFFICIAL RECORDS OF SAID COUNTY. PARCEL 2: AN UNDIVIDED .0120 INTEREST IN AND TO LOT 1 OF SAID TRACT NO. 33180. EXCEPT THEREFROM THOSE PORTIONS SHOWN AND DEFINED AS UNITS 1 TO 99 INCLUSIVE IN SAID CONDOMINIUM PLAN. PARCEL 3: A NONEXCLUSIVE EASEMENT TO AND A NIONEXCLUSIVE RIGHT TO USE BY THE OWNER(S) OF UNIT 36, FOR VEHICULAR PARKING PURPOSES, 2 VEHICLE PARKING SPACES TO ATTENDANT PARKING ON GARAGE PARKING LEVELS 2 AND/OR 3 AS DESIGNATED IN EXHIBIT “C ON SAID PLAN. PARCEL 4: THE EXCLUSIVE EASEMENT TO USE BY OWNER(S), THE BALCONY(IES) AREA(S) ADJACENT TO UNIT 36, AS DESIGNATED IN EXHIBIT “B” OF SAID
P U B L I C N OT I C E S PLAN. PARCEL 5: A NON-EXCLUSIVE EASEMENT APPURTENANT TO UNIT 36 FOR INGRESS, EGRESS AND SUPPORT OVER, ACROSS AND THROUGH THE COMMON AREA IN ACCORDANCE WITH CALIFORNIA CIVIL CODE NO. 1353. PARCEL 6: A NON-EXCLUSIVE EASEMENT FOR SUPPORT OVER, ACROSS AND THROUGH EVERY PORTION OF EVERY UNIT WITHIN THE PROJECT REQUIRED FOR STRUCTURAL SUPPORT OF THE BUILDING WITHIN WHICH SAID UNIT IS LOCATED. YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED APRIL 23, 2004. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. 1100 ALTA LOMA RD NO. 805, WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA 90069-2401 "(If a street address or common designation of property is shown above, no warranty is given as to its completeness or correctness)." Said Sale of property will be made in "as is" condition without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest as in said note provided, advances, if any, under the terms of said Deed of Trust, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. Said sale will be held on: SEPTEMBER 5, 2013, AT 10:30 A.M. *NEAR THE FOUNTAIN LOCATED AT 400 CIVIC CENTER PLAZA POMONA, CA 91766 At the time of the initial publication of this notice, the total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the above described Deed of Trust and estimated costs, expenses, and advances is $656,752.88. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstand-
ing 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) 480-5690 or (800) 843-0260 ext 5690 or visit this Internet Web site: http://www.tacforeclosures.com/sales, using the file number assigned to this case H535052 K. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder's sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the monies paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee's attorney. Date: August 9, 2013 POWER DEFAULT SERVICES, INC. as said Trustee, as Authorized Agent for the Beneficiary CHERYL L. GRECH, ASST SECRETARY T.D. SERVICE COMPANY 4000 W. Metropolitan Drive, Suite 400 Orange, CA 928680000 The Beneficiary may be attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained may be used for that purpose. If available , the expected opening bid and/or postponement information may be obtained by calling the following telephone number(s) on the day before the sale: (714) 480-5690 or (800) 843-0260 ext 5690 or you may access sales information at http://www.tacforeclosures.com/sales . TAC# 965224 PUB: 08/16/13, 08/23/13, 08/30/13 THIS NEW NOTICE SUPERSEDES AND REPLACES ANY PREVIOUS NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE YOU MAY HAVE RECEIVED UNDER T.S. # H535052
———————— NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE TS No. 12-0051010 Title Order No. 12-0090353 APN No. 4333-029-040 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 09/08/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE P R O C E E D I N G AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by MYUNG SEUNG SHIN, A MARRIED MAN AS HIS SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY, dated 09/08/2006 and recorded 9/21/2006, as Instrument No. 06 2103315, in Book N/A, Page N/A, of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, will sell on 09/13/2013 at 1:00PM, At the Pomona Valley Masonic Temple Building, located at 395 South Thomas Street, Pomona, California at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 221 SOUTH GALE DRIVE #108, BEVERLY HILLS, CA, 90211. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $629,091.34. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier's checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ''AS IS'' condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note
secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on a property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be
postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 1800-281-8219 or visit this Internet Web site www.recontrustco.com, using the file number assigned to this case 1 2 - 0 0 5 1 0 1 0 . Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. DATED: 03/25/2013 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-91401-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone/Sale Information: (800) 2818219 By: Trustee's Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. FEI # 1006.245014 8/16, 8/23, 8/30/2013
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OFFICE/STORES FOR LEASE
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E X E C U T I V E O F F I C E IN BEVERLY HILLS 90210
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• BRENTWOOD 7 Units • 2-Year Old Condo Project .
EMPLOYMENT All: 3 Bds.+21/2 Bath OPPORTUNITY ANNETTE WOLF • AGT. FEMALE LIVE-IN CAREGIVER Required for weekdays. Must have experience with stroke victims, administrating medication, providing companionship and cooking. Must speak English without heavy accent. Must provide 2-3 recent references and willing to provide info for background check. Call 424/268-4744
—————–––– ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT needed to organize and help. Basic computer skills needed good with organization. We are ready to pay $695 per week interested person for more info contact:
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Specializing in Cosmetic Procedures; Such as • M I R A C L E M I L E BOTOX, RESTYLANE, etc. 6-Unit Apt. Bldg. Contact Cynthia COMPLETELY RENOVATED. For More Information: Apprx. 8,500sf. lot. 310/282-5440 Zoned R4 • $2,100,000
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• 254 Acres in Santa C l a r i t a which inclds. 30 Acres of Land w/ Oil. Oil Appraisal Avail. ANNETTE WOLF • AGT.
Private Office Suite BEVERLY HILLS OFFICES at 9595 Wilshire Bl. 508 RSF • $2,300/Mo. 1 Large Executive Window Office & 1 Support/ Reception Area. Contact: Stan Gerlach Or: Bryan Dunne 310/550-2500
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• Executive Suite $400up include utilities
Designed for Luxury. Total Renovation. Open Kitchen Stone Counters. Hardwood Floors Unobstructed City Views 2 Large Balconies
2 BEDROOM / 2 BATH $625000 Leased Investment Income $3,000/month Renovated Kitchen & Baths
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Mylene 310/246-9625 or 310/242-0507
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EXECUTIVE OFFICES * * * * * * * * * AVAILABLE in LARGE OFFICE THE BEVERLY HILLS In Small Building GOLDEN TRIANGLE Wall of windows and •••••• parking available.
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We File & Publish A MONICA W E S T L . A . Border of B R E N T W O O D SANT 8 0 8 4 t h S t . 12333 TeXaS Ave. DBA’s B E V E R L Y H I L L S 11730 SUNSET BLVD. * * For More Info. 321 S. Sherbourne Dr. • • • • • NEWLY REMODELED ** 1 Bd.+1 Ba . ** ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ • 2 Bdrm. + 2 Bath
* • Jr. Executive ** • • Spacious • • * ∞∞∞∞∞∞∞ Large, Unique & + 1 Bath 1 Bdrm. • 1 Bd.+1 Ba. • Granite counters, dish• Gorgeous. Fireplace, washer, balcony, stove, Rooftop pool, • • balcony, dishwasher,
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425 HOUSES FOR RENT
5 ACRES WITH CITY VIEWS & PRIVATE DRIVEWAY
1138 S. CREST DRIVE
BEVERLY HILLS P.O.
Call Larry O’Rourke Bkr. 310/339-6517
Balcony, controlled access, a/c, stove, elevator, laundry facility, parking.
4 BEDROOM WITH POOL
Totally Remodeled Bright. Home at Pico/ Robertson Area Between Whitworth & Pico. Great Fenced Pool & Grassy Yard. Hardwood Floors, Central Air. $5,200/MO.
SANDRA LEWIS AGT • 310 770-4111 440
Classic Beverly Hills
443 S. Oakhurst Dr.
SANTA MONICA 427 Montana Ave.
Storage Space Av a i l a b l e for Rent. Close to Beach . 310/394-7132
420 GUEST HOUSE FOR RENT
on-sight laundry, prkg. Very Spacious, A/C, laundry facility, 310/477-0072 intercom entry, elevator, parking. on-sight laundry, prkg. Close to shops+dining. W E S T L . A . Close to Cedars-Sinai, 310/826-0541 1342 Centinela Ave. Beverly Center, - 1 Bdrm.+1 Bath shops, cafes • Bright Unit • = BRENTWOOD = & transportation . 417 S. Barrington Av. Granite countertops, patio, on-site 310/858-6830 :::::::::::: laundry, On-site BRENTWOOD • 2 Bdrm. +1 Bath • parking. Close to transportation. 11640 Kiowa Ave. • 1 Bdrm.
Newly Updated +1 Bath • 1 Bdrm. + 1 Bath : : : : : : :::::: •••••••• Hardwood floors, 2 Bdrm. + 2 Bath pool, laundry facility,
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11305 Graham Pl. “The Mission ” Balcony, dishwasher, • Westwood • controlled access, prkg. a/c, heated pool, WiFi, 1 Bdrm. + 1 Bath Close to Intercom entry, a/c, elevator controlled access, on-site laundry, Brentwood Village. dishwasher, on-sight • 2 Bd.+2 Ba. laundry & parking. • 1 Bd.+1 Ba. • 310/440-5051 • parking. Close to • • • • • Brentwood Village, VERY UNIQUE • MUST SEE C L O S E T O S C H O O L . 6-Month Lease Avail. 310/477-8171 Shops & Restaurants.
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• • 1 Bd. + 1 Ba. • • 427 Montana Ave. 1236 Amhearst Ave. custom cabinets, granite • • • • • • • • BRENTWOOD • • • • • • • Spacious Units • countertops, stone entry, •••• pool, health club, spa. BRIGHT & S PACIOUS TOWNHOUSE • SINGLE • ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ BEVERLY HILLS 872 S. Westgate Ave. • • • • • • • • 2 Bdrm.+2 Bath • Free WiFi Access • ••• ••• LIVING. Dishwasher, a/c, con- • Close to UCLA • 2 Bd.+11/2 Ba. Controlled access, 1350 S. MIDVALE AVE. trolled access, Balcony, dishwasher, Hardwood floors, garage, laundry facility. L.A., 90024 on-site parking elevator, intercom wet bar, fireplace, Contact Mgr.: Close to Beach. & laundry facility. entry, on-site dishwasher, parking, • 310/864-0319 • 310/394-7132 310/820-8584 laundry, parking. laundry facility. WALKER’S PARADISE P LEASE C ALL : 310/207-1965 NEWLY RENOVATED BRIGHT & BEAUTIFUL 1 BEDROOMS
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~ WESTWOOD ~ W E S T W O O D CULVER CITY PRIME BEVERLY HILLS P R I M E L O C A T I O N 10992 Ashton Ave. 1409 Midvale Ave. 3830 Vinton Ave. 2 Bd.+2 Ba. • $4,250 SANTA MONICA • • 1 Bd.+1 Ba. • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • 1 Bd.+1 Ba. • • Completely Renovated: North of Wilshire Bd.+1 Ba. • Single • Top to Bottom. • Single • •• 2 S i n g l e • • Pool, sauna, fridge, 1,500+sf. Brand new 2 Bdrm. + 2 Bath Balcony, intercom WiFi, a/c, intercom dishwasher intercom kitchen, baths & stainentry, elevator, onsight laundry, prkg. entry, laundry facility, entry, elevator, on-site less steel appliances. laundry, parking. W/D in unit, huge balClose to UCLA & elevator, parking, pool. 310/841-2367 C LOSE TO U.C.L.A., cony. Pet friendly. Westwood Village . S HOPPING & 1 B LK . 9221 CHARLEVILLE BL. 310/479-8977
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Approx. 1400 Sq. ft. Lower unit with fridge, ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 310/854-2684 C LOSE T O BEVERLY HILLS ADJ. washer/dryer in unit 1 BED /1 BATH P ENINSULA H OTEL . 1017 S. SHERBOURNE and 2 car parking. $3,250/MO Very Private & Spacious Call 310/880-7281 Total new renovation.. Partial 2 BDRM. + 1.5 BATH Ocean Views. Stainsteel Kitchen upper unit with breakfast Quartz Counters, Luxurious New and formal dining room. Shower, Real Hardwood Floors Yard, laundry & parking. Recessed Lighting, No Commonn
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Pico/Robertson Renovated kitchen w/ L ARGE & B EAUTIFUL 2 Bd.+2 Ba. $1,975 granite counters. wood Upper front unit. HardLIGHT & A IRY CORNER . laminate flrs. Ground wood floors, appliances, New custom built-ins in flr., rear. Patio, applpatio, front+back yard. kitchen, dry bar, balcony, iances, laundry facility, 7-Blocks to Beach patio, huge closets, a/c, 2-parking. No dogs. $2,595/Month central heat, 2-car prkg., $1,850/Month 310/666-8360
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From the Publisher CLIF SMITH LABOR DAY - MY MIND IS IN VACATION MODE Let’s all celebrate the three-day weekend (or four days if you’re already on vacation). It’s hot. Sky is clear. No fires – yet – in our local mountains. Hope this statement is still accurate by the time you read this. We all hope for the fires to be put out in Yosemite and the fighting to stop in Syria. Have a hard time picking which side to root for. Not sure we need to do that. Make sure you don’t text, say or email anything remotely incriminating or anti-government. We know the National Security Agency and the Internal Revenue Service are watching and listening. Have you paid your taxes? Will you get a subsidy for healthcare? Will you even get healthcare? Labor on those questions if you will. What about our local environment? Is our air cleaner? (Yes) Is the traffic worse? (Yes) Will the 405 project ever be done? (Probably not) How do you have any problems when you live in Beverly Hills? Well, we always have problems. But are they really that big that they cannot be put on the shelf for a few days? Should we “labor” to try to find something to do over the weekend besides barbeque, watch football (it’s back, thank goodness), picnic, rest, lounge, go to the beach? Why would we want to? How many of us are going to march in “Hail to Labor” parades? Are there any left? Why would labor take a day off and then go out and march in the hot, humid streets? We think most American cities are probably roasting this weekend, so why would “labor” lose its day off to do anything except vacation? On the other hand, despite all this “global warming” nonsense (yes, do not believe), much of the country is experiencing record LOW temperatures. Come on. Since when has ANY government EVER given us accurate information about this kind of stuff? As for the Labor Day holiday itself, we hope we can be left alone for a few days. Probably not. After all, this holiday is only ours —no one else in the world takes this particular day to celebrate anything if I read my calendar correctly. At any rate, don’t drink alcohol and drive. Drink plenty of fluids (your choice of fluid). Don’t get overheated. Don’t overeat or overindulge (whatever that means). Have fun. The end of summer is now here. Too bad. We had just started to enjoy it. And the biggest event coming up this week is Rosh Hashanah – Happy New Year 5774 on Wednesday evening! The world returns Tuesday if not sooner. L’Shanah Tova
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Although I have seen many complimentary (deservedly so) letters regarding our police and fire department personnel with which I wholeheartedly agree. However, I have never seen anything about another one of our Beverly Hills services. Two months ago, I stopped driving and suddenly was faced with an emotional problem of lack of transportation. Even though I am 93, I didn't want to give up my two volunteer days at a nearby hospital. Since hearing about our Dial-A-Ride program, I have found it a wonderful solution to some of my needs. There are not enough words to express my gratitude for the compassion, kindness and courtesy of all the drivers and schedulers. Thank you Beverly Hills for providing this service to your elderly and disabled residents. Marjorie Simon ****** It pleases me so to have our lily pond back. Now can we find the funds to remove those ugly pieces of metal that someone has defecated on our parkway along Santa Monica Boulevard? Robert Block
From The Internet .... CHICAGO Illinois is a wonderful state and Chicago is a wonderful city with zero Republicans • There are more people on welfare in Illinois than there are people working. • Chicago pays the highest wages to teachers than anywhere else in the U.S. averaging $110,000/year. • Their pensions average 80-90 percent of their income. Are Illinois and Chicago great or what? Should the U.S. pull out of Chicago? • In six months, 292 were killed (murdered) in Chicago...221 killed in Iraq while Chicago has one of the strictest gun laws in the entire US. Chicago’s related chain of command: • President: Barack Hussein Obama • Senator: Dick Durbin • Congressman: Jesse Jackson Jr. • Governor: Pat Quinn • House leader: Mike Madigan • Attorney General: Lisa Madigan (daughter of Mike) • Mayor: Rahm Emanuel • Leadership in Illinois? All Democrats. Thanks for the combat zone in Chicago while trying to spread gun control. • Of course, they all blame each other. • Can’t blame Republicans; there aren’t any! Chicago schools are rated among the worst in the country. • Can’t blame Republicans; there aren’t any! State pension fund is $78 billion in debt, worst in country. • Can’t blame Republicans; there aren’t any!
POLICE BLOTTER The following assaults, burglaries,robberies and grand thefts have been reported by BHPD. Streets are usually indicated by block numbers. Losses in brackets. ASSAULT 8/09 S. Clark Dr. & Wilshire Blvd. BURGLARIES 8/04 100 S. Palm Dr. ($1,200) 8/07 300 N. Rodeo Dr. ($2,300) 8/08 300 N. Beverly Dr. ($6,943) 8/13 9400 Olympic Blvd. ($107) 8/14 400 S. Roxbury Dr. ($29,000) 8/14 9300 Olympic Blvd. ($1,600) 8/15 700 Trenton Dr. 8/16 200 S. Roxbury Dr. ($70,000) 8/17 600 Whittier Dr. GRAND THEFTS 10/01 400 S. Doheny Dr. ($5,000) 3/17 9700 Wilshire Blvd. ($4,605) 7/14 400 S. Roxbury Dr. $3,650) 7/31 8900 Wilshire Blvd. ($2,879) 8/06 400 N. Rodeo Dr. ($6,550) 8/11 400 N. Palm Dr. ($1,800) 8/12 N. Santa Monica Blvd. & N. Alpine Dr. ($3,500) 8/16 100 S. Maple Dr. ($3,000) 8/16 400 N. Rodeo Dr. ($2,885) 8/17 N. Alta Dr. & N. Santa Monica Blvd. ROBBERY 8/16 200 N. Rodeo Dr. ($620)
Rabbi Jack is taking the week off and returns in next Friday’s edition of The Courier.
Cook County (Chicago) sales tax at 10.25 percent is highest in country. • Can’t blame Republicans; there aren’t any! The political culture Obama comes from is Illinois, and he is going to “fix” national politics for us? • George Ryan is no longer governor—he is in the prison. • He was replaced by Rod Blagojevich who is...that’s right... also in the prison. • Representative Jesse Jackson Jr. resigned while he fought to stay out of...that’s right, prison. The Land of Lincoln is where governors make all of their license plates. As long as they keep providing entitlements to the population of Chicago, nothing will change while the state goes broke before the country does. Anybody who thinks he can be happy and prosperous by letting the government take care of him better take a closer look at the American Indian
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