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September 13, 2013
“The Board is right, Metro is wrong.” -Joseph Lieberman
UNSTOPPABLE—Lisa Korbatov kicked offer her bid for another round on the Board of Education on Sunday. More than 200 people came in support.
By Laura Coleman The Beverly Hills Board of Education voted 5-0 Tuesday to retain Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman LLP in the district’s (see ‘LIEBERMAN,’ page 12)
Leader In Fight Against Metro, City Prepares To Enter Into Korbatov Heads For Re-Election Contract With Metro The American Legion lauds Beverly Hills High School students. 5
Israeli Consul Gen. David Siegel visits L.A. Fire Station 88 on Sept. 11. 5
The Courier’s Rescue Dog of The Week Adele gets adopted! 5 •Arts & Entertainment 8 •Health & Wellness 14 •Birthdays
By Laura Coleman Beverly Hills Board of Education member Lisa Korbatov, a tireless advocate against Metro's plan to create a subway tunnel directly
below the high school, kicked off her bid for a second term on the board Sunday amidst an outpouring of community support. On (see ‘KORBATOV,’ page 12)
30 Years of Dress-Up, Laughter, Loyalty, Love, And Pigging Out On Chicken Pot Pie During The Annual George Christy Festival Luncheon At The Four Seasons Hotel During The Toronto International Film Festival Editorial from Rabbi Pressman AND MORE
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that would allow Metro to streamline their permit process for the Metro Subway Extension Project. The issue before (see ‘CITY CONTRACT,’ page 18)
Victory Grows In Trials Of Hannah Carter Garden
Hannah Carter with grandson Andrew Caldwell
By Laura Coleman A continued future for the Hannah Carter Garden as a public resource that UCLA must maintain gathered more support yesterday when the 2nd Appellate District California Court of Appeal unanimously sided with the L.A. Superior Court’s decision to issue an injunction against the university from selling the 1.5-acre garden. Former UC Regent Edward Carter, the founding president of the Los Angeles (see ‘HANNAH CARTER,’ page 2)
Luxury Abounds At Rodeo Drive Festival Of Watches George Christy, Page 6
By Victoria Talbot The Beverly Hills City Council gave Metro a foot in the door Tuesday when it agreed to enter into a contract
By Chantel Bernabo Set your clocks for the upcoming Festival of Watches, which begins at 6 p.m. on Oct. 10. Hosted in a partnership of the City and the
Rodeo Drive Committee, the fourday festival will feature the largest collection of luxury watch brands and delicate timepieces on the (see ‘WATCH WEEK,’ page 18)
1925 HORSE SHOW PARADE— Hobart Bosworth on Cameo leads the group of horses and riders down the Rodeo Drive Bridle Path. The Bridle Path was opened until 1965 for residents and horses from Greystone, Benedict Canyon, and other parts of Beverly Hills. For the full story see Page 9.
RELIGIOUS DIAMOND— (From left): Senior Rabbi Jonathan Aaron, Cantor Yonah Kliger, Senior Rabbi Laura Geller and Executive Director Ellis Kirschenbaum inside the renovated Temple Emanuel auditorium.
Temple Emanuel Renovates, Celebrates 75 Years In City By Laura Coleman Just in time for the holidays, Temple Emanuel kicked off its 75th year in Beverly Hills this week following a month-long CHALLENGES IN DE”SIGN”—Have you seen a “challenged” sign around Beverly Hills, like this one? Send your photo of the upsidedown, defaced, merely ugly, marred or missing sign to firstname.lastname@example.org for publication and a chance to win a prize from The Courier. Photos will be printed weekly. This sign is at Carla Ridge and Arkell.
temple-wide “facelift.” “This was sort of like the ultimate makeover in 30 days,” said Temple Emanuel President(see ‘TEMPLE,’ page 12)
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County Museum of Art, bequeathed the stunning Kyoto-style garden named for his wife to UCLA with the caveat that it be “maintained in perpetuity.” When L.A. Superior Court Judge Lisa Hart issued the injunction last July, she called UCLA “duplicitous” in its attempt to sell the garden just months after the woman for whom it was named died. "The rational and reasonable thing for the regents to do at this point is just to keep their promises," said plaintiffs’ attorney Walter Moore of John R. Walton Law Offices, who represents the heirs of Hannah Carter in a lawsuit that seeks to have the university maintain its promise to maintain the garden. The hillside garden, designed by Nagao Sakurai in 1959, boasts a traditional
BEVERLY HILLS Japanese tea house, Japanese statues, a koi pond, myriad water features and meticulously landscaped gardens. Moore told The Courier that Thursday’s decision to “preserve the status quo” was particularly important in laying down the law in several issues: “For example, the court upheld the finding that the parties entered into a contract. That's important because contracts are enforceable. All we've wanted from day one is for the Regents to keep their written promises. So i'm hoping this opinion makes the Regents rethink their position instead of spending so much taxpayer money to try to break their promises.” Moore said unless the Regents file a petition with the California Supreme Court to review the decision or abandoning their intention to sell the garden, the case will return to the trial court.
NOTICE OF COMMISSION VACANCIES HUMAN RELATIONS COMMISSION – deadline to apply October 11, 2013 The Beverly Hills City Council is seeking qualified residents to fill two vacancies on the Human Relations Commission. For more information on this Commission positions, please visit the City’s website at www.beverlyhills.org or call the City Clerk’s Office at (310) 285-2400. BYRON POPE, CMC City Clerk
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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Council of the City of Beverly Hills, at its meeting to be held on Tuesday, September 24, 2013, at 7:00 p.m., in the Council Chambers of the City Hall, 455 N. Rexford Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210, will hold a public hearing to consider: AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BEVERLY HILLS AMENDING SECTIONS 10-2-804 AND 10-2-805 OF THE MUNICIPAL CODE REGARDING LOT LINE ADJUSTMENTS FOR LEGALLY NONCONFORMING LOTS
The existing Municipal Code allows for lot line adjustments to be granted only when the lots affected by the adjustment will comply with all applicable minimum lot standards once the adjustment is complete. As such, legally nonconforming lots cannot adjust lot lines unless the resulting lots conform to all current lot standards. The proposed ordinance would allow for existing legally nonconforming properties to request lot line adjustments so long as the proposed adjustment will result in either a decrease or no change in the degree of any existing nonconformity, and will not create a new nonconformity. This ordinance has been assessed in accordance with the authority and criteria contained in the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), the State CEQA Guidelines, and the environmental regulations of the City. The City has preliminarily determined that the ordinance will not have a significant environmental impact and is exempt from CEQA pursuant to Article 5, Section 15061 (b)(3) of Title 14 of the California Code of Regulations. At the public hearing, the City Council will hear and consider all comments. All interested persons are invited to attend and speak on this matter. Written comments may also be submitted and should be addressed to the City Council, c/o City Clerk, 455 N. Rexford Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210. The comments should be received prior to the hearing date. Please note that if you challenge the Councilâ€™s action in regards to this matter in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the City, either at or prior to the public hearing. If there are any questions regarding this notice, please contact Shena Rojemann, Associate Planner in the Beverly Hills Community Development Department at 310.285.1192, or by email at email@example.com. Copies of the Project plans and associated documents are on file in the Community Development Department and can be reviewed by any interested person at 455 N. Rexford Drive, Beverly Hills, California 90210. BYRON POPE, CMC, City Clerk
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Beverly Hills High School Boasts Three National Merit Semi-Finalists By Laura Coleman Beverly Hills High School seniors Jessica Lu, Max Stahl and Daniel Raban are among 16,000 semifinalists in the 2014 National Merit Scholarship Program - up from last year’s two nominees.
“These students have reached a significant academic milestone and we are so proud of their efforts,” Superintendent Gary Woods told The Courier. The academic scholarship competition seeks to identify (see ‘NATIONAL MERIT’ page 13)
Local Golda Berkman Receives Prestigious Omni Award
FINE TIMES–Mickey Fine Pharmacy Celebrated its 30th Anniversary on Camden Drive this week by giving back to the community with gifts to the Beverly Hills Fire Department and also to the Jewish National Fundduring a ceremony where former Mayor Nancy Krasne gave the local business a City proclamation. “They saved my life and they’re always there for me,” Krasne said. Pictured above (from left): Gina Raphael, Ralph Mundell, Krasne, Jeff Gross, Ariel Kotler and Councilman Julian Gold. Courier Photo by Laura Coleman
Boffo Cinema Debut Baffles Beverly Hills A proposal to build a luxury cinema, complete with a restaurant and bar, leather lounge chairs and rooftop dining adjacent to the parking structure at Montage Beverly Hills caused some backpedaling to smooth ruffled feathers at Tuesday’s City Council meeting. A new council policy is to review preliminary project pro-
posals prior to entering the permitting process seems to have caused some confusion. With the policy, the council hopes to be able to make recommendations in advance of spending time and money on the permitting process. But no one told the Montage, and Montage developer, Jay Newman of The Athens Group, was visibly upset.
“There was no outreach to the community,” he told the council in surprise. Boffo Cinema came before the council for preliminary comments regarding a request to build a four-story theater with restaurant, office and retail space at 257 N. Canon Dr. ive, creating a firestorm at the (see ‘BOFFO’ page 18)
By Winston Chua The 10th annual Omni Youth Music and Actors gala took place this past Sunday at the Music Center Banquet Hall of the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion Grand Salon. The prestigious awards’ show recognizes and celebrates L.A. County youth in two age divisions (5-11 and 12-18). Approximately 150 people (see ‘GOLDA’ page 18)
‘Little’ Santa Monica Gets A Big Look At A New Name By Victoria Talbot Should Beverly Hills change the name of “Little” (or South) Santa Monica Boulevard? You will get a chance to make your thoughts known. Local businessman Fred Barman, representing La Dolce
WE REMEMBER– Robin French and Byron Pope sing to the Beverly Hills community at the special ceremony for 9-11 held at City Hall on Wednesday.
Mayor John Mirisch and Art Leahy, CEO of Metro met several weeks ago to discuss possible mediation over the litigation concerning the Metro Purple Line Extension beneath Beverly Hills High School. Both parties made a verbal
agreement to send the proposal to their respective legal departments for review. Last week, Metro declined to participate in mediation, said the mayor. City Attorney Larry Wiener confirmed that. The meeting took place at
Union Station and, besides Mirisch and Leahy, was attended by Metro Deputy CEO Paul Taylor, and Beverly Hills Assistant City Manager Mahdi Aluzri. Metro did not return calls for comment.
School Board Candidate Dohm Ends Campaign
By Laura Coleman Beverly Hills resident John Dohm, the fourth and final candidate to enter the race for one of two seats on the Beverly Hills Board of Education, announced Tuesday that he would discontinue his campaign for the Nov. 5 school board election. “I concluded that I did not have sufficient time to plan and run a strong campaign in the short amount of time until the election,” Dohm
said in a statement sent to The Courier by his wife, Sharon. “I remain interested in serving on the Beverly Hills Unified School District Board and look forward to exploring an opportunity to run at a future date.” Dohm's name will remain on the ballot along with candidates incumbent Board of Education member Lisa Korbatov, Howard Goldstein and James Fabe. The deadline to withdraw from the race was Aug. 9.
Vita on “Little” Santa Monica, brought the proposal to the City Council, complaining that he did not think it was a “little” matter. The name change was discussed at the council’s study session Tuesday. Barman pro(see ‘NAME CHANGE’ page 18)
FUTURE LEADERS– On Tuesday, the American Legion recognized Beverly Hills High School students Ellie Dubin and Evan Rennie with Scholastic Commendations at the Board of Education meeting. The two were 2013 delegates to California Boys State and California Girls State. Dubin, who was named Superintendent, told the board: “I learmed a lot about government.“
Photos by Reggie Sully
Mayor Miffed Metro Nixed Mediation Attempts
Beverly Hills Moves Forward With School Safety Proposal By Laura Coleman The Board of Education voted 4-1 Tuesday night to move forward with EvidenceBased Incorporated’s $735,090 comprehensive campus safety
program, which will bring six campus safety officers to the district and boasts the involvement of 32-year Beverly Hills Police Dept.veteran Joseph (see ‘SCHOOL SAFETY’ page 12)
PUPPY LOVE–Posey is a 7month old Maltipoo puppy with an apricot colored coat. She’s a tiny girl weighing a petite 6-pounds. Sally’s Rescue saved her from an L.A. shelter and says she is sweet, shy and just back from the vet with a clean bill of health. Those interested in adopting Posey may contact Kira Lorsch at 4Dogs@RHLGroup.com or call ShelterHopePetShop .org at 818-453-5798. All adoption fees go toward saving more animals!
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EXCLUSIVE TRIP–The Beverly Hills Conference & Visitors Bureau helped plan an exclusive trip for 500 Japanese Assuran employees, some pictured above in front of City Hall.
Beverly Hills Conference & Visitors Bureau Organizes Five-Day Fun Trip For 500 From Japan By Laura Coleman Beverly Hills played host this week to some 500 Japanese employees with Assuran, a skincare company based in
Japan, for an action-packed five-day visit organized by the Beverly Hills Conference & Visitors Bureau. Headed by the husband and wife team of
Takaaki and Ritsuko Higashi, who spearheaded a similar trip to Beverly Hills in 2009, this year’s exclusive escapade was (see ‘TOURISM’ page 18)
Humanitarian Gal Lusky At Saban For Kol Nidre Service By Laura Coleman Tonight, Gal Lusky, CEO/founder of Israeli Flying Aid, will come to the bimah for Yom Kippur services at the Beverly Hills Temple of the Arts in the Saban Theatre–and she will tell congregants of her mission to help victims of disasters, both natural and God-made. “Our slogan is, nobody asks permission to kill, we don’t ask permission to save lives,” she told The Courier. “We’re looking after the victims’ needs.” Since 2005, when she founded the Israel-based nonprofit volunteer group to provide humanitarian life-saving aid and relief where there is need, including Pakistan, Sudan, Iraq and Indonesia, Lusky has been working on Gal Lusky with Syrian refugee
(see ‘LUSKY’ page 18)
STAND TOGETHER–Israeli Consul Gen. David Siegel paid tribute to the victims, loved ones, and first responders of the September 11 attacks at the Los Angeles Fire Station 88 in Sherman Oaks on Wednesday. LAFD Fire Station 88 was the first crew to be called into action in the search and rescue efforts following the attacks on 9/11. The station is home to the LAFD 88 9/11 Memorial Fountain.
Jewish Community Foundation Issues $1.2 Million In Grants By John L. Seitz The Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles has awarded more than $1.2 million in Cutting Edge Grants to seven local nonprofits for innovative programs to foster engagement among diverse constituents of the local Jewish community. Recipients of the grants include: the Jewish Federation of Greater L.A. for Los Angeles Jewish Abilities Center ($250,000) and NuRoots Community Engagement Fellows
City Asks Community For Input On Design Of North Santa Monica Boulevard By Victoria Talbot The preliminary phase of public outreach for stakeholder input into the Design and Reconstruction of North Santa Monica Boulevard (NSMB) will begin with the formation of a Public Steering Committee. The
City Council decided in Study Session Tuesday to create the committee, with each council member choosing three members of the group. The commission will then work with the engineering firm and the City to create options
programs ($200,000); Creative Community For Peace ($250,000) to mobilize music executives and performing artists to counter the boycott of performances in Israel; GrapeVine ($230,000) for the GrapeVineLA web-based network; Bnei Akiva of Los Angeles for Moshava Malibu ($100,000); Jewish Outreach Institute ($100,000) for LGBT Interfaith Parent Circle; and Builders of Jewish Education for Sifriyat Pijama Community (see ‘JCF’ page 18)
HEROES–Last week Adele was The Courier’s “Rescue Dog of the Week.” She’s no longer “Chasing Pavement” as she was adopted by the Burgos family and their daughters Giovanna and Camila, pictured here. Shelter Hope Pet Shop is a non-profit humane pet store that saves dogs from high-kill shelters. In a donated space at Janss Marketplace, they work with veterinarians, volunteers and Camp Bow Wow to assure their dogs are healthy and well socialized. Visit w w w. s h e l t e r h o p e p e t shop.org for more dogs looking for love.
for the reconstruction project. Enhancements that are being considered include bike lanes, landscaped medians, transit stop amenities and street lighting. The City approved an agreement with the Psomis (see ‘SPEAK UP’ page 18)
Beverly Hills First BookEnds 5K/10K BookDash On Oct. 20 GREEN SERVICE TEAM–This week, local market Whole Foods, held a “Day of Service” at Greystone Gardens where volunteers worked to prepare the mansion’s community “demonstration garden” for winter. Pictured (from left): Beverly Hills High School teens Evan Rennie, Daniel Partiyeli, Ethan Lew, Michelle Adams; City of Beverly Hills Community Services Department Senior Recreation Supervisor Cindy Brynan, Marketing Supervisor Ellen Prager of Whole Foods Market Beverly Hills , Greystone’s Barbara Linder, and Beverly Hills Community Services Department Recreation Services Manager Brad Meyerowitz.
Newsweek Names Los Angeles City High School Of The Arts The Top High School In L.A. By Victoria Talbot Los Angeles City High School of the Arts (LACHSA) has been named top high school in L.A. by Newsweek's “Best High School edition. LACHSA boasts that more
than $4 million in scholarships have been offered to the Class of 2013. In addition, the school has significantly performed in areas such as SAT scores, graduation rates, college placement and artistic achievement.
“Accomplished artists must be able to read, to contextualize their work and discuss the impact of significant historical events on their art. Artists of any worth are scholars as well," (see ‘LACHSA’ page 13)
By Victoria Talbot Beverly Hills announced the first ever BookEnds BookDash event, a 5K/10K Walk/Run event to debut Sunday, Oct. 20, at the Westchester Parkway, and they need volunteers and sponsors. BookEnds is a charitable
organization that provides thousands of books to support literacy in ill-served communities. Since 1998 more than 2.5 million books have been donated by children to redistribute to more than 650 L.A. schools and youth organizations. (see ‘BOOKENDS’ page 13)
Halstrom Academy Celebrates Back-To-School On Saturday By Chantel Bernabo In union with the opening of its new Brentwood campus, Halstrom Academy will celebrate talented L.A. students in a Back to School celebration on
Saturday from noon to 2 p.m. at 3rd Street Promenade in Santa Monica. The celebration will host a (see ‘HALSTROM’ page 13)
GEORGE CHRISTY the festival’s Mr. Big Booster.
George Christy F
or 10 wild days, the cinema wheel swings in perpetual motion. During the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), launched in 1976, that takes over this beautiful movie-mad city. Adding more than $200 million to the city coffers. Culturally enriching, as well.
or our Canadian friends, it’s been 30 years of dress-up, laughter, loyalty, love, and pigging out on chicken pot pie. Where? At the annual George Christy Festival Luncheon at the Four Seasons Hotel, newly built and overseen by general manager Dimitrios Zarikos. A luxurious, high-tech flagship added to this far-flung international empire whose headquarters, under the aegis of founder Izzy Sharp, is based in Toronto.
Sutton Place Hotel by the invitation of hotelier Hans Gerhardt. Queues formed around the block, as you'll read the many fascinating details in Hans’ memoir Hotel Biz.
Sun columnist Sylvia Train bestowed the luncheon with an 11 rating! The following summer, the festival’s Helga Stephenson asked if we’d move the luncheon to the Four Seasons Hotel (the Westside Grill had closed). Well, we did, and, surprisingly, our recipe for chicken pot pie quickly
achieved iconic status. Touted this year by the cognoscenti as “the best ever,” thanks to chef Thomas Bellec. As was our very own dessert creation prepared by pastry chef Philippe Valladares. Farmstand peaches with homemade double chocolate and vanilla ice cream, ribboned with chocolate sauce and topped with amaretti sprinkles.
ime and again we’ve noted, as the hotel’s food and beverage director Marc Dorfman knows, that the luncheon belonged to our Canadian friends with a round-up from visiting Hollywood. Over the years, we’ve welcomed the beaumonde of Canada. Prime Minister Brian Mulroney and First Lady Mila Mulroney,
olf and Dudley joined us at that first luncheon, as did Marvin Gaye and festival founder Dusty Cohl, whose high spirits for the festival continued until his loss two years. Dusty was everywhere to be seen, yet never saw a movie. Chomping on his fat cigar and sipping his favorite Crown Royal, he was
Tim Leiweke, who presides over Canada’s huge Maple Leaf enternaiment and sporst complex, with wife Bernadette
Just For Laughs’ Andy Nulman
TIFF director Piers Handling
Sony Pictures Classics Tom Bernard
n truth, we fell in love with our northern neighbor early on. Traveling during family holidays, enchanted by the country with its friendly ethnicity, well-mannered citizenry and comfortable lifestyle.
Galen and Hilary Weston
Canadian Academy director Helga Stephenson with Four Seasons General Manager Dimitrios Zarikos
Filmmaker Robert Lantos with son Ari Lantos
Frank Marshall with Sony Pictures Classics’ Michael Barker
n time, we attended and were mighty impressed with the festival after its opening. C o n s e q u e n t l y, three decades ago, we agreed to host our luncheon, initially at the Westside Grill. To support the festival, yes. And Nota Bene arouse enthusiasm owner/host Yannick and buzz for the stu- Bigourdain dios' Oscar-worthy autumn and winter movies through our thrice-weekly columns in the Hollywood Reporter.
Attorney Eddie Greenspan
Paul Bronfman of the Bronfman dynasty
Barry Avrich producer of Filthy Gorgeous
Roots Stores’ Denyse and Don Green
Roots Stores’ Raymond Perkins with Four Seasons concierge Liloo Alim
Rosemary Goldhar and George Pimentel
oots Stores owners Michael Budman and Don Green had opened the eatery, a chophouse of sorts, with partner Isabel Beveridge. They had suggested we gather our Canadian and California friends for a Saturday noontime chowdown.
Cinedigm Chris McGurk and Steve Stabler
ropitious timing! Wolfgang Puck was cookingand pianist Dudley Moore performing at the Page 6 |September 13, 2013
Festival benefactors John and Myrna Daniels
Newlyweds Troy Bodie and Francesca Leiweke
Andra Sheffer with Atom Egoyan
Best-dressed Barbara Amiel, in an Erdem coat and Mary Katrantzou trousers, with husband Conrad Black attended the 30th Annual George Christy Festival Luncheon in Toronto.
GEORGE CHRISTY Myrna and John Daniels, TV’s Ivan Fecan and Sandra Faire, Norman Jewison, Lynda and Jonas Prince, Hilary and Galen Weston, Suzanne and Ed Rogers to meet the California crowd.
Coming and going from
Hollywood: Geoffrey Rush, Whoopi Goldberg, Ewan Mcgregor, Demi Moore, Robert Kennedy Jr., Harvey Weinstein, Carey Mulligan, Kevin Costner, Jodie Foster, Peter Fonda, The Butler’s Lee Daniels, super talent agent Ed Limato, along with photographer Bruce Weber, model
Naomi Campbell, Norman Mailer, Margaret Atwood, Michael Ondaatje, Harvey Weinstein, among many others.
ew at our luncheon this year was Tim Leiweke, the former president of AEG (which owns the Los Angeles Kings, the Los Angeles Galaxy, part of the Los Angeles Lakers, the L.A. Live entertainment complex, as well as multiple sporting and entertainment venues around the world) now presiding over the Canada’s huge Maple Leaf Entertainment and Sports
Zoomer editor Suzanne Boyd with restaurateur Steve Doussis and CTV host Seamus O’Regan
or support with their friendship during the festival week, we’ve always counted on producers Brad Krevoy and Steve Stabler (Dumb & Dumber), and New York cosmetic queen-of-the-hop and author Phyllis Melhado to attend.
Genevieve and Ivan Reitman
of Princess Lilly Fallah Lawrence, whose father Reza Fallah served as the global ambassador for oil in Iran. Canadian ambassador Ken Taylor, who freed the American hostages in Iran, bowed to his seatmate Lilly that, indeed, he knew the “brilliant” and indefatigable Reza. Accompanying Lilly was Marine Corporal Douglas Banker, a Gulf War veteran, who hails from Pittsburgh, our favorite Three Rivers city (Mitzi Gaynor roundly agrees).
raced we were this year with the royal presence
Roots Stores’ Michael Budman with daughter Alex Anne and wife Diane
Four Seasons Hotel founder Izzy Sharp, Miss Universe Elena Semikina, Ambassador Ken Taylor, Klaus Tenter and Rosalie Sharp
Max Avrich, in Diane Von Furstenberg, with Lynda Prince, in Alexander McQueen, and Brad Krevoy
Complex. Tim arrived with beautiful wife Bernadette, their newlywed daughter Francesca Leiweke with hockey player husband Troy Bodie.
nnouncing that this was our farewell luncheon, we quoted Carol Burnett’s finale from her comedy hour. “We were so glad that we had this time together.”
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Hans Gerhardt with Gordon Pinsent and his daughter Leah Pinsent
Sandra Faire, in Carolina Herrera, with Ivan Fecan
TIFF’s Executive Director Michele Maheux
these two pages documenting our diverse guests are a gift from our longtime festival photographer Rosemary Goldhar and Toronto’s manabout-town George Pimentel.
Impresario Garth Drabinksky with wife Elizabeth
Vanessa and Mark Mulroney
Marine Corporal Douglas Banker with Chaz (Mrs. Roger) Ebert and Princess Lilly Fallah Lawrence, in a Philip Treacy chapeau from the Duchess of Cambridge’s favorite milliner
Norman Jewison with wife Lynne St. David Jewison
Mila (Mrs. Brian) Mulroney with Ben Mulroney and Jessica Brownstein Mulroney
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ARTS & E N T E RTA I N M E N T ‘Young Guru’ Joins USC Thornton Faculty As Artist-In-Residence Gimel “Young Guru” Keaton, Grammy-nominated engineer, DJ, and music producer best known for his work with rapper Jay-Z, is joining the faculty of the USC Thornton School of Music as an artist-in-residence for the 2013-2014 school year. Young Guru is known for shaping some of the biggest talent in hip hop. A frequent collaborator with Jay-Z, he has mixed 10 of his albums. Other highlights include recording work on Eminem’s Lose Yourself, Notorious BIG’s Let Me Get Down, and with artists including Beyonce, Mariah Carey and Rihanna. After years of success in the recording field (multi-platinum albums and multiple Grammy nods), Young Guru is now elevating the discourse of audio engineering philosophy, science, and technology, emerging onto the lecture circuit Beginning this fall, he will
join the faculty of USC T h o r n t o n ’s Contemporary Music Division as an artist-in-residence. With his Gimel “Young b a ck g r o u n d Guru” Keaton Photo by Jared as a DJ, engiFuller neer, and music producer, Young Guru will work with a wide range of USC Thornton students in the Contemporary Music Division, including those in the Popular Music, Music Industry, and Music Technology programs. His first lecture for students studying hip hop, electronic music, music industry and songwriting will be available via Live Stream. Those interested in viewing the live stream may sign up at www.djyoungguru.com/livestream. Read more at www.bhcourier.com, Entertainment.
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BELLISIMA NOTTE—Beverly Hills Cañon Gardens turned Italian last Saturday for Sotto le Stelle (Under the Stars) with themed refreshments and music including Oblivion, above, a group of five artists, singers, actors and comedians who met in Bologna. For their first U.S. performance (from left): Davide Calabrese, Graziana Borciani, Fabio Vagnarelli, Francesca Folloni and Lorenzo Scuda, mixed music, juggling and satire for a minimusical of Pinocchio and the 5th Chant of Dante’s Inferno. The event was presented for the first time by Studiomusica USA in collaboration with Hit Week, Puglia Sound and FIMI and was promoted by the Italian Trade Commission in Los Angeles. Photo by Maite Ballesteros Read the whole story at www.bhcouriier.com, Entertainment.
Kathryn Smith’s Notebook
The British Can Write Scripts. Why Can’t We? By now, it’s hard not to get impressed, even obsessed, with British entertainment—for good reason. We’ve taken game shows and talent contests from them and they’re hits. But in American television, the 40-minute drama episodes have become more about quantity than quality. Even the ones copied from the Brits fall short. Our writers care less about welldeveloped storylines with believable characters and more about filling a coveted time slot. Does this say something about the American people that there are more sex scenes on our airways than actual stories? Let’s compare American and British television. This is what I found. 1. Young American TV actors/actresses are too “pretty” to be realistic. (The CW, anybody?) 2. The British know how to tell a story. 3. New American shows are too crass and vulgar to be bearable. 4. If you’re not a high fashion model, you cannot be a police officer or firefighter. 5. American shows have too many characters and most get killed-off before a real plot develops (think The Vampire Diaries.)
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6. Leaving something to the imagination is better than airing near-porn (maybe True Blood?). 7. The Brits can make audiences laugh and cry at the same time. We generally just crash cars, shoot someone or blow up something. I’m not anti-American, I just call it what it is. I have a few examples for our television writers to follow. • Broadchurch. Rave reviews for this 8-episode miniseries. A small English town is rocked by a local boy’s murder. Everyone is a suspect, even his family and Detective Inspector Alec Hardy and Sgt. Ellie Miller head the investigation. The murder mystery, starring David Tennant (Doctor Who) and Olivia Coleman (The Iron Lady), boasts a well-developed plot that leaves audiences guessing the murderer until the last episode. In fact, show writer and creator, Chris Chibnall, wanted his characters’ personalities to be so realistic that the cast itself had no clue of the murderer’s identity until they reached the fifth episode. If that’s not dedication, I don’t know what is. The series is so well-received that the Americans have ordered a U.S. remake, which I am sure will not be as good as the original.
• Sherlock. The BBC series (available on Netflix), starring Benedict Cumberbatch (Star Trek: Into Darkness) as Holmes and Martin Freeman (The Hobbit) as Dr. Watson, is complex, but so brilliantly written that even my cynical father who loves the “original” ‘30s’ films with Basil Rathbone was impressed. Everyone I know who knows anything about Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s books couldn’t stand the Americans’ attempt to tell the story of Sherlock Holmes in Elementary. The British version treats Doyle’s works with respect and dignity, but concedes nothing to bringing it into today. Writers and co-creators Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss (Doctor Who) bring an ultramodern approach to the mysteries solved by Holmes and Dr. Watson. Sherlock is a consulting detective (a self-created occupation) who aids friend Inspector Lestrade (Rupert Graves, Death At A Funeral) solve the crimes, with Dr. Watson’s help, of course! Each episode has a new mystery, often with the appearance of Sherlock’s 007-esque older brother, Mycroft ( played by co-writer and creator Mark Gatiss). Sherlock’s witty—but often rude and insensitive— monologues are incredibly well-delivered by Cumberbatch. • Doctor Who. We know what this series delivers. Without William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy et al. to deliver the original Star Trek, this decades-long BBC series brings back some real sci-fi. These shows set a standard we seldom see in the new offerings of U.S. television. With exceptions of Castle, Person Of Interest and much of Law & Order, maybe our current crop of writers should spend a few weeks watching the Brits.
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Beverly Hills Centennial Celebration Begins By Victoria Talbot Rodeo Drive will host the Rodeo de los Caballos (gathering of the horses), an elaborate equestrian parade on Sunday, October 13 at 11 a.m. kicking off the 100day countdown to Beverly Hills Centennial Celebration. The elaborate spectacle is studded with historic references and features some of the worldâ€™s most iconic horses. Rodeo Drive itself served as a bridle path in the city for over 40 years, from 1924 until it was closed in 1965. Grand Marshall Jennifer RogersEtcheverry, a National Cowboy Hall of
Famer, is the granddaughter of legendary humorist Will Rogers, Beverly Hillsâ€™ first mayor. Beverly Hills Mayor John Mirisch said: "Our iconic Rodeo Drive is the ideal place to launch our centennial celebration." The centerpiece of the parade is a tribute to the original settler, Maria Rita Valdez who owned the land until 1854 when it was sold to Henry Hancock and Benjamin Wilson. An historic reproduction of the original Wells Fargo stagecoach and the Beverly Hills Police Department Equestrian Team will join the festivities.
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By Victoria Talbot The Beverly Hills City Council unanimously approved the Wilshire landmark Saban Theatre for historic designation under the Mills Act Tuesday, the first time Beverly Hills has entered into such a Mills Act contract. The building, owed by Temple of the Arts, is widely considered an excellent example of classic early century theater architecture. Built by S. Charles Lee in 1930, the Art Deco palace boasts more than 140 events a year, including cinema, theater and musical performances. Temple of the Arts founder, Rabbi David Baron, was pleased that the designation came in time for the upcoming Beverly Hills Centennial Cele-
bration. “Its been a long process; three years since we first worked with the Architectural Commission to last night at the City Council,” he said. Upcoming renovations include updating the ancient heating and air conditioning system and replacing the oldstyle marquis with an electronic version. “The guy has to get up on a ladder to change the letters,” explained the rabbi. Though electronic, the new marquis will reflect old-style design and remain in black and white only. “This is another milestone in historic preservation,” said Mayor John Mirisch. “It is appropriate that it (the Saban) is the first.” For further information, visit: www.sabantheatre.org.
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hand to help with the kick-off were Mayor John Mirisch, Vice Mayor Lili Bosse, City councilmember Nancy Krasne, Board of Education President Jake Manaster, Board of Education VP Noah Margo, and
Board of Education members Brian Goldberg and Lewis Hall, in addition to Jan Perry. “I am privileged to stand here because many of our residents took a chance on me, and allowed me the chance to serve our district and our students back in 2009,” Korbatov said at Sunday's kick-off event.
Over 200 people attended the event, which was held in the Beverly Hills home of her parents, Selma and Len Fisch. “I am humbled by that trust you have all placed in me four years ago, and I am asking for your vote again on Nov. 5 for school board.” Among the plethora of accomplishments the board accomplished during Korbatov's tenure are: cutting $2 million in overhead without layoffs or
reducing any instructional days; increasing high school curriculum to meet admission stands for the UC system; phasing out all Opportunity Permits; securing free PSAT testing for all high school juniors; launching a new STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics) initiative; and creating a master plan for updating the facilities and campuses throughout BHUSD. Korbatov has been lauded
throughout the community for her staunch dedication to preventing Metro from building a subway tunnel directly beneath the City's only high school. “Metro needs to respect our community asset, our only high school and our City's disaster site,” she said Sunday. “Two shallow tunnels traveling through methane gas and hydrogen sulfides and abandoned oil wells, is not safe for our students, staff nor our community.”
hearing period. As part of the board-approved agreement, which became effective Sept. 3, KBT&F will extend BHUSD a 23 percent discount off the firm’s standard hourly rates. Rates range from $250 per hour for a staff attorney up to $1,200 per hour for partners, less a 23 percent discount. “We are fortunate that they have agreed to reduce their fees by 23 percent,” Board of Education member Lisa Korbatov said. “This is magnanimous.” Board of Education President Jake Manaster emphasized that there would be “no cost” to the district for the legal representation move. “Venable’s rates and these rates are identical,” he said. Manaster told The Courier he anticipated that changing from a republican firm (Venable) to the politically diverse KBT&F, which boasts Lieberman, a former attorney general and the Democratic Party’s vice presidential nominee in 2000, would serve the district well in working with L.A.’s new Democratic Mayor Eric Garcetti and the De-
mocrat-controlled Federal Transportation Authority. “We’re pleased to have the firm come on–one with a little more of a broad political spectrum,” he said. Venable will continue to work with the district through the transition period. Manaster said there would be no cost related to KBT&F “getting up to speed.” Woods told The Courier that the parties currently are briefing the issue of whether the Beverly Hills Unified School District should be permitted to take discovery beyond the Federal Transportation Administration’s administrative record regarding the FTA and Metro’s basis for locating the Century City station at Constellation Boulevard. “The BHUSD also has indicated that it will amend its complaint and supplement it to include, among other things, facts regarding the FTA’s failure to revisit its decision to approve the project in light of later completed studies calling into question the conclusion concerning the environmental impact of locating the station at Constellation Boulevard.,” he said.
geared toward facilitating spirtuality and knowledge. Plants now adorn the front of the buildings for the first time in more than a decade, courtesy of local landscape design wizard Jackie Kassorla, and the City is midway through the process of repaving the sidewalks. Classrooms have been transformed and created - such
as the new “imagination station” that focuses on STEM education. Inside the lobby, display cases of “re-found” Jewish memorabilia, such as antique tefillin (which Bonham’s Auction House will authenticate this coming week along with a veritable “trove” of found antiques), rest alongside silver Judaica, such as a menorah, donated by congregant Jeffrey Katzenberg. The trove of items found include books from the 1800’s, dozens of teal mid-century modern chairs, paintings, photographs, and hebrew typewriters from the 1940s in pristine condition, to name a few. “There’s a benefit to never getting rid of things,” Greer said.“It’s just never-ending.”
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efforts to fight Metro with the lawsuit, Beverly Hills Unified School District v. Federal Transit Administration. As part of the district’s agreement, former Sen. Joseph Lieberman, who joined the national firm as senior counsel in June, will be “available to counsel and advise BHUSD as appropriate.” “I am thrilled to be representing BHUSD in this case because I believe strongly that the board is right and Metro is wrong,” Lieberman told The Courier. “Our firm will do everything we can to make sure justice is done and BHUSD wins.” The 20-year-old New Yorkbased KBT&F, which primarily focuses on complex commercial litigation via nine offices across the U.S., will replace the DC firm Venable in representing the BHUSD in its federal lawsuit against Metro’s plan to run a subway underneath the City’s only high school through a National Environmental Protection Act legal challenge. The NEPA lawsuit is currently in its first
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Elect Lisa Greer. “We’re pretty sure it’s been about 40 years since there was a clean up.” The result: a Beverly Hills reform synagogue that is entering its 75th year with an enhanced knowledge of its past within a transformed spaces
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Chirillo, who once ran the district’s now-defunct Security Resource Officer program. Boardmember Lewis Hall was the lone “no” vote. Hall said he was uncomfortable paying the “steep” costs for the safety officers. A full-time supervisor earns $146,333 annually according to the proposal. A contact will return for formal board approval at a future meeting. No other bids were solicited.
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and honor academically talented high school students throughout the nation. About 1.5 million juniors in more than 22,000 high schools entered the competition by taking the 2012 Preliminary SAT Test. Since its founding in 1955, the National Merit Scholarship Corporation, which conducts the competition, has
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Now the organization is seeking corporate sponsors, runners and walkers, teams, people who would like to sponsor teams of underprivileged children and exhibitors for this inaugural
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book signing by author Grady Brown, whose Young Guardians series was inspired by his own experience of dealing with bullying in high school, as well as several artists and performers that include students from LA Gymnastics, Da Vinci Design, and the Brentwood Academy of Dance. Families are encouraged to stop by
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provided more than 360,000 scholarships worth more than $1.4 billion. Lu, Stahl and Raban are among 16,000 semi-finalists competing for 8,000 National Merit scholarships worth about $35 million which will be offered next spring. Semifinalists are designated on a state representational basis proportional to the state’s percentage of the national total of graduating high school seniors. event. Information on the event and the organization and their wonderful work can be found at www.bookends.org. To sign up, volunteer or become a sponsor for the BookEnds BookDash, call Gayle Baigelman at 310-478-2665, or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. and learn about the unique learning environment at Halstrom, such as the oneto-one education model it pioneered in 1985 that helps students in grades 6-12 succeed through customized classes, flexible scheduling and a nurturing learning environment. The event is free and open to the public to celebrate and learn more about the variety of teaching programs that Halstrom Academy has to offer for potential students. Simpson. The school places an emphasis on both the arts and scholastics in a balanced approach to education that produces a well-rounded curriculum.
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Interrupting Cancer Cell ‘Conversation:’ Putting The Brakes On Cancer While great strides have been achieved in cancer treatment, scientists are looking for the next generation of therapeutics to stop the second-leading cause of death nationwide. A new approach to disrupt the “conversation” between cancer cells that promote tumor growth has been developed through a collaborative effort linking chemists at NYU and pharmacologists at USC. In a study appearing this week in the Proceedings Of The National Academy of Sciences, the research groups of Bogdan Olenyuk of the USC School of
Pharmacy and Paramjit Arora of the NYU College of Arts and Sciences explain their development of a synthetic molecule, the “protein domain mimetic" —representing an emerging frontier in cancer research that is distinct from the typical search for small molecules that target cancer cells. Rather, this synthetic molecule targets the interaction between two proteins, at the point where intracellular signaling converges resulting in upregulation of genes that promote tumor progression. (see ‘CANCER,’ page 15)
Reduced Traffic Pollution Exposure Possible With Ventilation Setting Choices, Study Says As millions of California children return to school in September, many will be driven there on freeways. Based on a new study, USC environmental health researchers have advice for parents who want to reduce their child’s exposure to harmful traffic pollutants: The car ventilation choice they make can be effective in reducing exposure to on-road particle pollution. Scott Fruin, D.Env., assistant professor of preventive medicine, and Neelakshi Hudda, PhD, research associate in the environmental health department of USC’s Keck School of Medicine, recently conducted the first systematic measure-
ments of in-vehicle exposure that included a full range of car types and operating conditions, and for all types of particulate pollution. “Short of driving less, putting your ventilation to ‘recirculate’ is the best way to reduce exposure to all types of vehiclerelated particulate pollution,” said Fruin, senior author on the study. “Otherwise, an hour-long commute to work or school can double your daily exposure to traffic-related particulate air pollutants.” The recently published article in Environmental Science & Technology, titled “Models for (see ‘POLLUTION,’ page 15)
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Multi-Million Dollar Gift Establishes New UCLA Melvin And Bren Simon Digestive Diseases Center A multi-million-dollar gift has allowed the UCLA Division of Digestive Diseases to support new, minimally invasive treatment procedures, and funded state-of-the-art gastroenterology research. The gift, from the Melvin and Bren Simon Charitable Foundation, was made in memory of Melvin Simon, cofounder of the Simon Property Group, one of the largest shopping mall companies in the U.S., and longtime co-owner of the NBA’s Indiana Pacers. As well as a tribute to Simon’s achievements, the gift furthers his wife Bren’ advocacy, and establishes the Melvin and Bren Simon Digestive Diseases Center at UCLA, an umbrella structure for all the clinical operations and centers for excellence of the UCLA Division of Digestive Diseases. The center will provide resources to strengthen a practice group of 60 physicians and medical staff, provide
patients with the new technologies and support key division programs. “We are pleased to be able to contribute to the work and future of digestive diseases care at UCLA,” said Bren Simon, who wanted to give back to the division in thanks for its care for Melvin, who died of pancreatic cancer in 2009 at the age of 82. “We thank the Simons for their tremendous generosity,” said Dr. Gary Gitnick, the Fran and Ray Stark Foundation chair in Digestive Diseases and chief of the Division of Digestive Diseases at UCLA’s David Geffen School of Medicine, which is a leader in the diagnosis, treatment and research aimed at combating debilitating and deadly disorders affecting the gastrointestinal tract. The multi-year gift has enabled the division to recruit faculty members to expand its program in inflammatory
St. John’s Sets Free Forum On ‘Arthritis, Joint and Bone Health’ According to data from a national survey published in The Burden Of Musculoskeletal Disease In The United States in 2011 by the U.S. Bone & Joint Initiative, more than 110 million adults in the U.S., representing 1 in 2 people 18 and older, are affected by some form of musculoskeletal condition. To address the issue, St. John’s Health Center will sponsor a free community education forum, “Your Health and Orthopedics—Arthritis, Joint and Bone Health,” from 2-4 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 17, and from 6:30-8:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 18 at the Santa Monica Public Library Auditorium, 601 Santa Monica Blvd. A team of St. John’s physi-
cians, surgeons and clinicians will participate in the forums which include Q&A sessions. Speakers and lectures include: rheumatologists, Thomas Susko, MD (Sept. 17) and Orrin Troum, MD (Sept. 18), “Osteoarthritis and Osteoporosis;” orthopedic surgeons Andrew Yun, MD (Sept. 17), medical director of the Joint Replacement Program at St. John’s, “Hip and Knee Surgery—Decision for Repair or Replacement;” Rachel Triche, MD (Sept. 17), foot and ankle surgeon of the Santa Monica Orthopaedic and St. John’s Sports Medicine Clinic, “Common Conditions of the Foot and Ankle;” Hyun Bae, MD (Sept. 18), spine surgeon, “Spine Dis(see ‘FORUM,’ page 15)
bowel diseases and develop a state-of-the-art home-care program, through which patients can use tablet computers to receive real-time support from their nurses and doctors. The program currently serves patients with diseases like Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, and it will be expanded to patients with other chronic gastrointestinal disorders. Several other key division programs will benefit from the gift, including the Esophageal Center; the Center for Interventional Endoscopy, which offers the latest minimally invasive procedures to treat a wide range of digestive disorders involving the colon, gall bladder, pancreas and esophagus; and the Center for Systems Biomedicine, which is focused on identifying the immune-cell composition of pancreatic tumors and better understanding tumors’ resistance to cancer drugs.
UCLA Researchers Describe New PostDiverticulitis IBS The discovery of this new condition, called Post-Diverticulitis Irritable Bowel Syndrome (PDV-IBS), validates the irritable bowel symptoms that many patients report long after suffering a bout of diverticulitis, but that many physicians wave off as being part of the original condition, said study senior author Dr. Brennan Spiegel, an associate professor of medicine at UCLA’s David Geffen School of Medicine. “We’ve known for a long time that after some people develop diverticulitis, they’re a different person. They experience recurrent abdominal pains, cramping and diarrhea that they didn’t have before,” Spiegel stated. The study appeared last week in the early online edition of the peer-reviewed journal Clinical Gastroenterology And Hepatology. The discovery of PDV-IBS could mean better attention to patients complaining of symptoms after diverticulitis, symptoms that up until now may have been dismissed by physicians, Spiegel said. Read more at www.bhcourier.com
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When Angry Teenage Boys Hate Their Parents Q. Dear Dr. Fran: I have two teenage boys, they are not bad boys, but are always threatening us that once they turn 18 they will leave the house. We are not strict, but not lenient either. For example, their last report card was not the best and you can tell they slacked off, especially my eldest who is 17 and now has a girlfriend. So we grounded one for a week and the worst one for two weeks with no phone. They hated us and said they wanted to leave the house. I honestly don't know what to do? Are we being too strict? Is this behavior normal. It seems as though they really hate us the way they talk. Help. Cynthia P. A. Dear Cynthia: It seems to me your teenage boys threats about leaving home and expressions of hatred toward you and your husband may be their reactions to you and your husband having difficulty setting and holding clear boundaries. They don’t like that you grounded them. You are unsure and questioning your own judgment. I feel for you. This is truly not easy, particularly since the boys are growing rapidly and they (or at least the older boy) will be 18 years old soon. First, you need to rule out the possibility that concentration and any particular subject is not a learning challenge for either boy. You may be able to
Dr. Fran Walfish Answers Your Questions answer this question on your own. Often though, it requires a specific kind of psycho-educational testing that can be obtained by Beverly Hills Unified School District or by a private neuropsychologist. You will need to go to the principal’s office at your boy’s local public school and request an I.E.P. (Individualized Educational Plan). Be sure to request it in writing and ask the principal to sign it and stamp the date on it. If either boy has a learning or attention challenge, the school district will identify it and make appropriate recommendations for help. Let’s assume for now that there are no learning disabilities causing the boy’s dip in grades. You need to sit with them and discuss a plan that works for both them and for you. You need to create a plan rather than leaping to punishments which breed anger in the boys. Here are some points for your plan: • “Homework Time” must equate with a time frame instead of homework being done when it is finished. That just invites
rushing to get finished and often involves careless mistakes made in the rush. In other words, the boys are required to sit for two hours as “Homework Time.“ Juniors and seniors are often given two hours of homework. • Prior to beginning “Homework Time,” the boys are required to hand over all their electronic gismos. This includes cell phones, electronic games, iPods, and any additional potential distraction from concentrating on their work during “Homework Time.” At the end of the two hours, you return their electronics. Both boys need opportunities to talk with you and your husband about what feels comfortable for them and they need to hear what feels comfortable to you. When you say they seem to “hate” you. Maybe so. In my dictionary “hate” means “super angry.” Maybe they don’t hate you. Maybe they are really, rally mad at you. It all needs to be talked about in a straight-forward manner. Try talking as a family. If you run into interference, you might consider having a family meeting with a counselor who can help facilitate and referee the discussion.
Dr. Fran Walfish–Beverly Hills psychotherapist and author of The Self-Aware Parent at www.DrFranWalfish.com. Send questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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orders and Back Pain, including degenerative disc disease, injury, and scoliosis;” M. Ramin Modabber, MD, (Sept. 18) hand, wrist and shoulder surgeon with the Santa Monica Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Clinic at St. John’s, “Hand, Wrist and Shoulder Disorders-including Sports Injuries.” Physical therapist, Heather de Cordova, MPT, OCS, CSCS (Sept. 17 and 18) , director of re-
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“There is an urgent need to accelerate the discovery of mechanism-based anticancer therapeutics,” said Swati Kushal, a USC School of Pharmacy postdoctoral scholar who is lead coauthor on the paper. “Traditionally, transcription factors and their complexes have been extremely challenging targets for drug design, mostly because
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Predicting the Ratio of Particulate Pollutant Concentrations Inside Vehicles to Roadways” quantifies the extent of exposure reduction according to car age, speed and pollutant type. The scientists found that in addition to the benefits of recirculation settings, exposures are lower in newer cars, at slower speeds, and on arterial roads, where pollutant concentrations are
September 13, 2013 | Page 15 habilitation services and performance therapy at St. John’s, will discuss “Flexibility, Core Strength, and Balance.” This community forum is sponsored by The Flora L. Thornton Community Health Education Program and St. John’s in cooperation with the Arthritis Foundation’s Los Angeles office. The program is open to any interested person. Advance reservations are required and may be made by calling 310829-8453. it has been inherently difficult to find synthetic molecules that bind to their shallow surfaces with high affinity and specificity.“ For the most part, efforts to design compounds that can inhibit human transcription factors have been largely unsuccessful. But this study reports a successful approach spanning from concept to in vivo studies. Read more at www. bhcourier.com, Health. lower than on freeways. According to the researchers, concentrations of particle pollutants on freeways are often five to 10 times higher than elsewhere. To put the results in perspective, measurements were turned into predictive models, then the models were applied to the national fleet of car models and ages and Los Angeles driving conditions. Read more at www.bhcourier.com, Health.
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Jack Simon TREE OF LIFE–Attending the Jewish Home’s benefit in The Beverly Hills Hotel were (from left): Richard and Marcia Schulman, Arlene Dorn, honoree Joy Brook, Hal and Eleanore Foonberg, and Barbara Miller-Fox Abramoff. Yvonne Paterson Photo by Robert Lurie
BIRTHDAYS–Celebrating are Brian Reed, Jacqueline Bisset and Tim Salinger (Sept. 13); Zoe Caldwell, and Nicole Williamson (Sept. 14); Dan Yukelson, Tommy Lee Jones, Oliver Stone and Yvonne Paterson (Sept. 15);Susan Ruttan (Sept. 16): David Bortman, Cassandra Peterson, and The Courier’s Evelyn Portugal (Sept. 17); Ronnie Kassorla, Jason Kahn, and Frankie Avalon (Sept. 18); Jeremy Irons,David McCallum, Paul Williams and Geraldine Pingul (Sept. 19); and belatedly Jack Simon ((Sept. 10).
Joan Mangum Associates-IMC, the women’s auxiliary support group of the Los Angeles Jewish Home, held its 83rd Tree of Life Luncheon in The Beverly Hills Hotel. Lilli Cutler, president of Associates-IMC, and Molly Forrest, LAJH CEO/president, gave an update of the Jewish Home, followed by comments from Event Chairs Janice Blumenthal and Rosanna Bogart. Joy Brook, past president of Associates-IMC, received the Zelda White “Woman of the Year Achievement” award. Guest speaker was Eunice David, wife of Hal David, the late
Astrology by Holiday Mathis TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Sept. 13). You can’t perfect the art of being happy, because perfection is an enemy of happiness. This year you’re more likely to fall clumsily into happiness, court it awkwardly and dance with it daily. You’ll luck into money in October, execute a carefully planned adventure in December. Capricorn and Pisces people adore you. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You don’t like to be told what to do, especially these days when you’re in your cosmic power mode. Consider that the one giving orders simply may have forgotten to use manners. Model the behavior you’d like to see in others. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). While usually a social person–at least one who enjoys a balance of social and
Oscar and Grammy-winning lyricist who, with composer Burt Bacharach, wrote some of the most popular songs in American musical history (Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head, What The World Needs Now Is Love and To All The Girls I’ve Loved Before, et.al). Florence Gorlin, entertainment chair, expressed the Associates-IMC’s thanks and appreciation to Eunice and music critic Alan Warner for donating their time and talent and for the wonderful entertainment. Honorary chairs were Arlene private time–today exaggerates your need to be alone. You’ll get a lot accomplished in solitude. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Your memory isn’t bad, but you’re astounded by those who remember every detail from long ago. Such persons bring you back to a time long since forgotten. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You do realize that striving for excellence is not going to make you popular. As a rule, high achievement makes people nervous. And yet, your stellar character won’t allow you to do less than your best. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). What passes for fun for others doesn’t meet your criteria. Don’t join in as if it’s the only game in town. Be proactive. Remind yourself of who you really are. What were you doing the last time you had a blast? AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You don’t like to feel purposeless. Before showing up, you like to know why it’s important you do.
Dorn, Lawrence Field, Eleanore and Harold Foonberg, Donna Garber, Lois W. Harwin, Barbara Miller-Fox Abramoff, Marcia and Richard Schulman, Richard Stone and Marjie Bender. Other luncheon chairs included Nancy Salka, Melinda Seltzer, Gloria Stoddard, Sherri Abelson, Earl Greinetz, Jerrie Heslov, Roberta Delevie, Terri Bloomgarden, Regina Scheer, Madeleine Rosenberg, Diane Miller, and Claire Kunin. Proceeds from the luncheon bring in needed funds to care for the Jewish Home residents. ****** A public auction from the estate of the late Grace Lowell will be held Sept. 21-22 from 11 a.m. at Edwards-Lowell, 8712 Wilshire Blvd. Call: 310-360-0466. Your awareness of the stakes in a situation helps you relax and play your best game. Ask. PISCES (Feb. 19-Mar. 20). Every once in a while you’d like to indulge the need to be edgy, offbeat—even a bit weird without the burden of having to explain yourself. The fine arts will provide just the forum. Look into it. ARIES (Mar. 21-Apr. 19). The muses are fickle with inconstancy part of their appeal. If you could count on them, they’d bore you. Though you can’t plan to be inspired, you can be open to inspiration and ready to follow where it leads. TAURUS (Apr. 20-May 20). Believing sometimes flies in the face of knowing. Today you somehow subscribe to a belief and still be open to the possibility that other beliefs, even opposite ones, are also true. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). It’s an impoverished spirit who lives to eke out a living. When you strive for meaningful accomplishment, you create spiritual wealth inspiring others to claim the same. CANCER (June 22-July 22). You will impress. The question is: Precisely what kind of impression would you like to make? Don’t go for shock value. It overshadows the message you want to send. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). It will be easier today to reduce your expenses than to make more money. Once you lower your bottom-line costs, you’ll have the energy to raise your production level and income.
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the council Tuesday involved boring and exploration at 8536 Wilshire Blvd. for the La Cienega Boulevard portion of the Metro Subway Extension Project. Such a contract would allow Metro to “streamline” the approval process for permits for the subway extension, going forward. Typically, Metro furnishes a contract to each city the Extension runs through to speed the permitting process. The contract, called a “Master Cooperative Agreement” (MCA), assigns respective responsibilities to the parties, granting each specific oversight and coordination roles and reimbursement compensation to city staff for coordination and construction efforts. Staff will review the MCA and modify the contract to reflect the interests of the City, the residents and the businesses. Agreements include such considerations as traffic mitigation, parking, compensation and street closures. Metro applied for a permit in June to perform geophysical exploration at the Wilshire site to
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attended the event hosted by Oscar-winner Louis Gossett Jr . ”The Omni is special because it is the premier youth award show for young musicians,” said founder Marlene Dove. “Many genres of music that are not being heard by youth today are featured.” Instrumental music and opera are two such styles, she added. Fourteen-year-old lyric soprano Golda Berkman received the Bertha Savage award, named after Dove’s operasinging mother. At the awards’ ceremony, Dove and Berkman performed a touching rendition of Quando me'n vo, with Dove opening and Golda finishing the song. The duo received a standing
TOURISM (Continued from page 5)
structured as an “incentive” trip for the Japanese company’s top sales people and included an itinerary of shopping, dining, activities and accommodations in Beverly Hill. “Beverly Hills is the ideal destination to reward such a phenomenal group of women and their accomplishments,”
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B’Los Angeles ($100,000). JCF President/CEO Marvin I. Schotland said: “The Cutting Edge Grant recipients and their programs reflect the creative problem-solving required for outreach to and inclusion of the
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engineering firm in June that would address the deteriorated condition of the existing north-
locate existing tiebacks beneath the property, installed during construction of the building. Metro will drill five exploratory bore holes to locate the tiebacks, which could potentially interfere with Metro's tunnel construction for the Purple Line Extension, Segment 1. In a letter to City Attorney Laurence Wiener, County Counsel John Krattli said: “Given the routine nature of the work Metro seeks to perform in Wilshire Boulevard, we did not anticipate this would require City Council approval. We assume that City transportation/engineering staff have approved permits of this type on many occasions without City Council involvement. Hopefully, Metro is not being singled out for special treatment because of the parties' pending litigation and professional disagreements regarding seismic risks in the Beverly Hills/ Century City area.” “It is offensive,” said Mayor John Mirisch, referring to the letter. Mayor Mirisch opposes any streamlining process that would allow Metro permits easy approval. In a kind of hybrid solu-
tion, the council has asked City staff to draw up a contract to that would bring each permit application before the council for approval. Thus, there will be a contract but each permit will still require council approval. ”They seem to have conveniently forgotten the issue of local control,” Mirisch said. “I would be skeptical. They don't have a great track record of listening to the constituency they're supposed to serve.” The permit for the geophysical exploration applies solely to the activity at 8536 Wilshire Blvd. The proposed exploration is estimated to take ten days and will require traffic mitigation from La Cienega Boulevard to Stanley Drive all 10 days. The council will respond with conditions that reflect the best interests of the City and its inhabitants, including a provision that only one Sunday be included in the 10-day-period. Litigation over the Metro Extension's planned route beneath Beverly Hills High School is ongoing. It is not known if an MCA will impact the litigation.
ovation. “She has something in her that is different than a lot of other artists,” Dove recalled when first watching Berkman perform. “She is like Beverly Sills, a fearless opera performer who always performed with a smile. She not only has the gift but you know she loves using it.” Spring Omni Award auditions are open to multicultural communities throughout the Southland, but in years past focused on children from LAUSD because they were once a cosponsor of the awards. Students are typically notified of the competition through invitation, Facebook, Rotary clubs, NAACP or music programs. Youth can submit audition videos through YouTube. Omni Co-founder Kyle Ra-
mone noted. “The event is a multicultural extravaganza. Winners are recognized for their diverse and select performances in many genres of music." Award categories include modern dance, acting, ensemble, inspirational music, Broadway instrumental and opera. In 2010 Berkman received the Omni award for ”Classical Voice of the Year” in the Children's voice category. Dove said children receive the opportunity to perform, dress, learn etiquette and respect, to become proud of who they are and what they’ve achieved in music. This year Urth Caffé became a co-sponsor of the Omni awards.
said Julie Wagner, Executive Director for the BHCVB. “Assuran gave us the chance to demonstrate what Beverly Hills is all about – bespoke experiences and gracious service in glamorous surroundings.” The BHCVB coordinated over 35 special offers exclusively for the group which included gifts with purchase, special offers, in-store refresh-
ments, private buy-outs for lunches and dinners at Beverly Hills restaurants. Councilman Julian Gold presented the Higashis with a City Proclamation which included the line: “It is through hosting groups like yours that we are able to spotlight the world-class service, luxury and charm that is Beverly Hills.”
broadest segments of the Jewish community, and we look forward to seeing these efforts come to fruition in the years to come.” Nearly $9 million has been distributed to 46 programs since the Cutting-Edge Grants were introduced in 2006. The Jewish Community
Foundation of Los Angeles is the largest manager of charitable assets and the leader in plannedgiving solutions for local Jewish philanthropists. It currently manages assets of $812 million and ranks among the 11 largest Los Angeles foundations. For more information, visit www.jewishfoundationla.org.
ern curb. The first phase of the project will be public outreach. At Tuesday’s study session, the firm presented a draft of plans.
“The goal is having the entire community involved and as many meetings as it takes,” said Bosse.
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west coast. “The Rodeo Drive Festival of Watches is a unique opportunity for collectors and enthusiasts to view and experience timepieces from the world's most respected brands in one place,” event chair Adrienne Lee said of the exclusive event. The multi-day event, which begins as a street-wide open house from 6-9 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 10, will display over 20 acclaimed brands that will feature product launches, exclusive watchmaker appear-
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Montage where Boffo Cinema developers propose a shared access to the parking driveway. The proposal includes an audacious design plan that relies on the existing entrance to the parking structure at Beverly Gardens. The structure is a public – private partnership between the City of Beverly Hills and the Montage. Boffo Cinema would like to bore through the wall of the structure to build an adjacent 3-story underground parking lot to accommodate the cinema development. The sheer wall is de-
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poses that the name would be phased in over a period of three years, allowing the public to catch up to the change, posting dual signage through the area from Moreno Drive to Burton Way. The name would become “Burton Way,” rendering a fatal blow to the “Little” in Santa Monica. The Beverly Hills City Council is not opposed to a name change. Mayor Mirisch proposed a similar change as a councilman in 2009, but a study returned less than favorable results. Councilmembers seemed uninspired by the proposal, either way. Community Development Director Susan Keene seemed to feel that there could be an historic basis for the change, paying homage to one of the founders of the City.
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behalf of victims in countries that oftentimes do not allow organizations to provide life-saving remedies, let alone have diplomatic ties with Israel. Most recently, Lusky has been working on the war-torn Syrian and Jordanian border where an estimated one million refugee children have fled from chemical bombings - a mission she said IFA became involved with three weeks after the war in Syria began. “It looked bad from the beginning; cruelty was very obvious,” she said. “This organization is deeply based on Jewish
BEVERLY HILLS ances, exhibition debuts, and a variety of special hospitality on Rodeo Drive, Brighton Way and Wilshire Boulevard. Those participating, include Breguet, BVLGARI, David Yurman, Ermenegildo Zegna, Harry Winston, Hublot, IWC, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Jason of Beverly Hills, Louis Vuitton, Montblanc, Officine Panerai, Patek Philippe, Porsche Design, Richard Mille, Rolex, Vacheron Constantin, Van Cleef & Arpels and Westime. For more information, visit: rodeodrive-bh.com/festivalofwatches.
signed for seismic reinforcement, said Jeff Newman. That raises several issues. Asked if boring through is possible, Newman said it is a matter of cost, disruption and impact. He listed traffic flow and the environmental impact, the seismic risk of opening the wall to the existing structural integrity and the disruption of the garage and the temporary displacement of 1027 vehicles. “We believe it can be implemented,” said Adolfo Fastlicht, founding partner of Boffo Cinema. “We believe wholeheartedly that this is a fantastic concept for the heart of Beverly Hills.” In fact, it is a short street. Short, but sweet. Many residents have a particular fondness for that short stretch, the diminutive name and the uniquely “Beverly Hills” portion of the boulevard. Recent press accounts have named Councilwoman Nancy Krasne as lead on the name change. “That is a misstatement, “ she clarified. “I usually oppose all street name changes. For things like Thomas Guides and GPS, three years would not be an appropriate amount of time.” Krasne suggested 10 years would be required to phase in the name change. But what do you think? In an upcoming scheduled Citywide survey, residents will be queried to discover if there is any desire to change the name. As for those who are sentimentally attached, for now, the name is safe. values: sanctifying life and human values.” “We believe that event the children of our worst enemies are entitled to get aid,” she added. Lusky said the use of chemical weapons in Syria hit a particular trigger for Israelis - both because of the Holocaust and because “we know very well” the chemical weapons were intended for use against Israel. Lusky is currently raising funds for 3,000 protective suits to be used when providing disaster relief. For more information on services at the Temple of the Arts, visit www.templeofthearts.org.
P U B L I C N OT I C E S
BEVERLY HILLS NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Title Order No.: 8285972 Trustee Sale No.: 80135 Loan No.: 399054192 APN: 5529-024-011 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 9/19/2012. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 10/4/2013 at 1:00 PM, California TD Specialists, Inc. as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 9/28/2012 as Instrument No. 20121467519 in book N/A, page N/A of official records in the Office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, California, executed by: Joshua J. Pascua, a single man and Epafrodito A. Pascua, a single man, as joint tenants, as Trustor The Evergreen A d v a n t a g e Management, Inc., a California Corporation, as Beneficiary WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States, by cash, a cashier's check drawn
by a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state). At: At the Pomona Valley Masonic Temple Building, located at 395 South Thomas Street, Pomona, California, all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County, California describing the land therein: As more fully described on said Deed of Trust.. The property heretofore described is being sold "as is". The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 1010 North Crescent Heights Boulevard, West Hollywood CA 90046. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with
interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, if any, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to-wit: $ 9 4 , 2 3 9 . 1 7 (Estimated) Accrued interest and additional advances, if any, will increase this figure prior to sale. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located and more than three months have elapsed since such recordation. Date: 9/6/2013 California TD Specialists, Inc., as Trustee 8190 East Kaiser Blvd., Anaheim Hills, CA 92808 Phone: 714-283-2180 For Trustee Sale Information log on to: w w w. r s v p fo r e c l o sures.com CALL: 877RSVP-ADS or 877778-7237. Patricio S. Ince', Vice President California TD Specialists is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. “NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BID-
DERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid on a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of the outstanding lien that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of California Civil Code. The law requires that informa-
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tion about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 877-RSVPADS or 877778-7237, or visit this internet Web site w w w. r s v p fo r e c l o sures.com, using the file number assigned to this case T.S.# 80135. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale.” (RSVP# 302255)(09/13/13, 09/20/13, 09/27/13)
THE NEW YORK TIMES SUNDAY MAGAZINE CROSSWORD PUZZLE
1 Star of four Spike Lee films
53 Strike turf before the ball, in golf
8 Exercised on a track
54 Bye line?
14 Longtime Ed Asner role
56 Olympic venues
99 Like Victorian streets
12 Have something
14 Peruvian pack
103 Nirvana’s “Come as You ___”
15 Warren of “Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia”
13 Tiddlywink, e.g.
107 It has 135° angles
19 1954 film septet
59 Thoughtful exercise
20 White: Fr.
60 Overseas market
109 Proust title character
21 Away, in a way
111 See 115-Across
17 Rapper who feuded with Ja Rule and Nas
63 Unspecified degrees
112 Campers’ letters
65 Comic strip cries 67 Waltzed through
20 Second-tier, among celebs
24 Cable alternative
114 ___ by chocolate (popular dessert)
25 [typo not fixed]
69 ___ de carne asada
26 Star of a 1981 Broadway revue subtitled “The Lady and Her Music”
70 Burj Khalifa locale
115 Certain 111-Across specification
28 Women’s rooms?
117 Ghostly sound
121 1918’s Battle of the ___ Forest
31& 33 Skeptic’s advice ... or a “noteworthy” hint to seven Across answers in this puzzle
122 Formula One units
36 Colorful songbird 38 Brazilian greeting
82 Radar reading
123 “The Terminator” co-star
84 Steel giant, formerly
124 Neighbor of Archie Bunker
27 Add one’s views
78 Prickly sticker
79 Letter with a limited amount of space
31 Second-incommand: Abbr.
32 41-Across athlete 34 How his-and-hers towels are sold 35 “Gossip well told,” per Elbert Hubbard 37 Comebacks 39 Bud 40 Hydrocarbon ending 41 See 32-Across 42 Electrical unit, oldstyle 45 Webster ’s second? 47 Quick punch 50 Author Janowitz
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85 Chug 87 End of an argument
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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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39 Pop/rock group with a 2002 hit cowritten with Mick Jagger 42 Story coloring?
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89 Baseball All-Star who was also a football Pro Bowler
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98 1913 Literature Nobelist from India
110 Vegas casino with a musical name
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47 Schooner sail
91 Acronym for the hearing- impaired
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48 Health org. since 1847
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Page 20 | September13, 2013 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE T.S. #2627 NOTE: THERE IS A SUMMARY OF THE INFORMATION IN THIS D O C U M E N T 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: 4345-011-003 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
P U B L I C N OT I C E S California Corporation Date: August 26, 2013 IMPERIAL MORTGAGE CORPORATION JOHN SHAIKIN, President 4751 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 203, Los Angeles, CA 90010 (323)6512107 A-4411584 0 8 / 3 0 / 2 0 1 3 , 09/06/2013, 09/13/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION TO CHANGE IN OWNERSHIP OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE LICENSE
–––––– Date of Filing Application: AUGUST 15, 2013 To Whom It May Concern: The Name(s) of the Applicant(s) is/are: BLUEPRINT HOSPITALITY L.P. The applicants listed above are applying to the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to sell alcoholic beverages at: 8022 W. 3RD. STREET LOS ANGELES, CA 900484307 Type of license(s) applied for: 41 - ON-SALE BEER AND WINE EATING PLACE Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, 888 S. Figueroa St. #320 Los Angeles, CA 90017 213/833-6043 09/13/13 • BHC 280038 –––––– 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 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 –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2013163900 The following is/are doing business as: 1) SLOAN AND BENNETT 2) SLOAN & BENNETT 1423 S. Sloan Ave., Compton, CA 90221; James Patrick Christopher 1423 S. Sloan Ave., Compton, CA 90221; The business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL, registrant(s) has begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein August 06, 2013: James Patrick Christopher: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: August 06, 2013; Published: August 30, September 06, 13, 20, 2013 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2013185352 The following is/are doing business as: 1) SCMS CONSTRUCTION 2) SCMS 170 N. Crescent Dr. #205, Beverly Hills, CA 90210; SCMS Construction, Inc. 170 N. Crescent Dr. #205, Beverly Hills, CA 90210; The business is conducted by: A CORPORATION, registrant(s) has begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein April 03, 2003: Michael Gordon, President: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: September 05, 2013; Published: September 13, 20, 27, October 04, 2013 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2013185353 The following is/are doing business as: 1) CLÉO DU MARAIS 2) CLÉO DU MARAIS - PARIS 7985 Santa Monica Blvd. #109555, West Hollywood CA 90046; Jaimie Bond, LLC 7985 Santa Monica Blvd. #109-555, West Hollywood, CA 90046; The business is conducted by: A LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY, registrant(s) has NOT begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein: Clémence Janin, CEO: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: September 05, 2013; Published: September 13, 20, 27, October 04, 2013 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2013185354 The following is/are doing business as: 1) SOUND CANYON 2) SOUND CYN 2518 Canyon Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90068; Daryl G. Berg 2518 Canyon Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90068; The business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL, registrant(s) has NOT begun to transact business under the name(s) listed here-
in: Daryl Berg: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: September 05, 2013; Published: September 13, 20, 27, October 04, 2013 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2013185355 The following is/are doing business as: GREEN EYES EYEWEAR 9461 Charleville Blvd. #351, Beverly Hills, CA 90212; Rimoptics USA, Inc. 9461 Charleville Blvd. #351, Beverly Hills, CA 90212; The business is conducted by: A CORPORATION, registrant(s) has NOT begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein: Daniel Cohen, Director: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: September 05, 2013; Published: September 13, 20, 27, October 04, 2013 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2013185356 The following is/are doing business as: BOLDR CREATIVE 10362 Tupelo Lane, Los Angeles, CA 90077; Scott Butler Scott, Inc. 10362 Tupelo Lane, Los Angeles, CA 90077; The business is conducted by: A CORPORATION, registrant(s) has NOT begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein: Alexis Scott Butler, CEO: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: September 05, 2013; Published: September 13, 20, 27, October 04, 2013 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2013184997 The following is/are doing business as: 1) MOMENT ENTERTAINMENT 2) FIRST CLASS ENTERPRISES 3) ALLENDALE ENTERPRISES 1710 N. Fuller Ave. #312, Los Angeles, CA 90046; Moment Global Holdings, Inc. 1710 N. Fuller Ave. #312, Los Angeles, CA 90046; The business is con-
ducted by: A CORPORATION, registrant(s) has NOT begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein: Donald Smith, President and CEO: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: September 04, 2013; Published: September 13, 20, 27, October 04, 2013 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2013186155 The following is/are doing business as: JAGGED VERTICAL DANCE & FITNESS 11655 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90025; Jessica Anderson-Gwin 3533 Keystone Ave. #2, Los Angeles, CA 90034; The business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL, registrant(s) has NOT begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein: Jessica Anderson-Gwin: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: September 05, 2013; Published: September 13, 20, 27, October 04, 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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The Beverly Hills Courier reserves the right to refuse the publishing of any advertisement and to delete any objectionable word(s) or phrase(s). Submission of an advertisement to a Beverly Hills Courier salesperson does not represent an agreement by the Beverly Hills Courier to print the advertisement. The Beverly Hills Courier will not be liable for failure to publish an advertisement as requested. If there is an error or an omission in the printing or the publication of an advertisement, the liability of the Beverly Hills Courier shall be limited to a maximum of the cost of the incorrect advertisement or the reprinting of the correct advertisement. The Beverly Hills Courier, under no circumstances, shall be liable for other damages. The Beverly Hills Courier will not accept any cancellations or changes to a classified ad/ads after 12:00 PM Wednesday, and display ads after 5:00 PM Tuesday of that requested week of publication. Legal notices already published once is 10 days prior to publication date. We will reserve one major change to a classified ad running on a five-week term. Changes in addition to the one alteration will incur a minimal charge of $3.00 per change.
For additional policies on advertising, please contact the Beverly Hills Courier at: (310) 278-1322.
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Come to the heart of the golden triangle starting at $550 a month. FREE wireless internet access phone reception/forwarding, mail receipt, conference room times and more..
468 North Camden Drive For more info call: 888-909-0210
ø MOVE-IN FEES !
Special Lease Month-to-Month available from Sept. - Dec. 2013 Call leasing office for more details.
EXECUTIVE OFFICES AVAILABLE in THE BEVERLY HILLS GOLDEN TRIANGLE •••••• • JUST REMODELED • Elevator access. Rent Includes: HVAC, electricity, phone, high-speed internet, use of conference room.
CALL NOW FOR MOVE-IN SPECIAL’S: 1ST MONTH $500!! 310/258-0444
————— OFFICE FOR LEASE Wilshire / San Vicente Three 9” x 13’ Offices Furnished/Unfurnished $600/MO. Each Available immediately. Call 323/761-7909
TOWNHOMES/ CONDOS FOR SALE
TOWNHOMES/ CONDOS FOR SALE
KELEMEN REAL ESTATE (310) 966-0900 all listings are on centurycityliving.com
This Weeks Listings CENTURY PARK EAST 2 BEDROOM / 2 BATH $625,000
Designed for Luxury. Total Renovation. Open Kitchen Stone Counters. Hardwood Floors Unobstructed City Views 2 Large Balconies
LOWEST HOA on WILSHIRE CORRIDOR DESIRABLE+AFFORDABLE CORNER UNIT 2 Bd+13/4 Ba 519,000 24-hr. doorman. BALCONY’S ALL AROUND W/ SPECTACULAR VIEWS: north, south & east. Lots of closets, 2-car garage, storage locker suana, pool. Close to UCLA. Principals Only.
Renovated Kitchen & Baths
$50,000 & UP. Call 323/806-7443 firstname.lastname@example.org Tired of Banks only giving 1% on YOUR MONEY !
How's 5% on YOUR MONEY sound? 7 figures only Call Scott 208/755-9392
Completely Furnished Turnkey,
• Jr. Executive
• 310/276-1528 •
~ —————–––– B~ 310/476-3824 & U.C.L.A. C • BRENTWOOD •
Hardwood floors, all new 125 N. Barrington Av. kitchen appliances, washer & • 1 Bdrm. dryer in unit, subterranean + 1 Bath • Designer Done • • • • parking. Must See! • ~ Lower ~ Upscale, Bright, Benedict Canyon 132 S. BEDFORD DR. Gorgeous & Spacious. Patio in woodsy setting. 310/990-3266 With Pool, balcony, Hardwood flrs., built-ins, central air, fireplace, 2 tv’s, cable, DSL, spa B E V E R L Y H I L L S stove, elevator, intertub, washer/dryer. 443 S. Oakhurst Dr. com entry, prkg. gym. $2,600 • Short-Term Avail.
• BRENTWOOD • 922 S. Barrington Av.
• 1 Bdrm. +1 Bath • Fireplace, balcony, wet bar, dishwasher, laundry facility, elevator, parking.
Close to shops+dining.
310/826-0541 • 310/476-2181 • Single Occupant • • 1• Bd. + 1 Ba.• • • Close to shopping. • • • • Call: 310/271-5971 = BRENTWOOD = BRIGHT & S PACIOUS Owner • Realtor • BRENTWOOD • 417 S. Barrington Av. BEVERLY HILLS 120 Granville Ave. LIVING. PRIME BEVERLY HILLS * * * * * * * :::::::::::: * Balcony, dishwasher, BEAUTIFUL GUESTHOUSE 2 Bd.+2 Ba. • 2 Bdrm.
Call 310/382-2267 • •
Large, Sunny & Bright.
Hrwd. flrs., dishwasher, • 1 Bdrm. heated pool, intercom +1 Bath • entry, on-sight lndry., prkg. : : : : : : :::::: Close to Everything. Hardwood floors, 424/202-7286 pool, laundry facility, BRENTWOOD controlled access, prkg. 11640 Kiowa Ave. Close to Newly Updated Brentwood Village.
Spacious • • • 1 B d . + 1 B a . • 1 Bdrm. + 1 Bath • 310/440-5051 • • • • • • • • • VERY UNIQUE • MUST SEE • • Balcony, controlled 2 Bdrm. + 2 Bath
access, a/c, stove, Balcony, dishwasher, a/c, heated pool, WiFi, SANTA MONICA elevator, laundry 808 4th St. elevator controlled facility, parking. M a g n i f i c e n t G a t e d • 310/247-8689 • access, on-site laundry, * * B e v e r l y H i l1l s F l a t s Close to Cedars-Sinai, parking. Close to ** 1 Bd.+1 Ba . ** 5 Bdrm. + 4 / 2 Bath Brentwood Village, * * Beverly Center & * * +Guesthouse Shops & Restaurants. Large, Unique & Furnished Optional. Trendy Robertson Bl. • 310/826-4889 • 18k sf. lot, 6k sf. liv. area. Gorgeous. Fireplace, Hrwd., stone, granite flrs. BEVERLY HILLS ADJ. • B R E N T W O O D • balcony, dishwasher, EXCELLENT CONDITION. intercom entry, 120 S. Swall Dr. TOWNHOUSE $28,500/Month elevator, prkg., pool. • • • • • • • • • 872 S. Westgate Ave. 310/913-0952 FOR RENT
Large Balcony. Quiet Location
• 1 Bd.+1 Ba.
Floors. Granite Counters Luxurious Baths.
TV & Stereo Sound
Heated Pools, Sundeck, Tennis, Doorman, Houseman, Gardens & Lawns, Security Staff, Switchboard, Saunas, Business Center
BRIGHT & BEAUTIFUL 1 BEDROOMS
A Home Away From Home, Unique Property With Privacy 1 Bedroom-
Tree Top Views. Real Hardwood
CAPITAL AVAILABLE FOR BUSINESS, COMMERCIAL & VENTURE CAPITAL
Leased Investment Income $3,000/month
Den + 1 Bath •
Lrg. unit. Balcony, 1 Bdrm.+1 Bath • Walk-in closet, Rooftop pool, intercom entry, laundry deck, central air, facility, elevator, prkg. elevator, intercom • CHARMING & BRIGHT • entry, on-sight laundry, Close to Cedars, gym, parking. restaurants, shopping WALKER’S PARADISE & transportation. • Free WiFi Access • NEWLY RENOVATED
2 BEDROOM / 2 BATH $625000
With Private Entrance and Parking Space. UTILITIES INCLUDED. $2,900/Month Please Call:
Newly Remodeled 11730 SUNSET BLVD. B e v e r l y H i l l s • 1 Bdrm. + • • • • • • NEWLY REMODELED
Newly remodeled, private elevator, intercom entry, on-site entrace, full bathroom, laundry, parking. kitchenette with appliP LEASE C ALL : ances, fireplace, a/c • Open House • & heat, storage, parking. 310/435-3693 Sunday’s • 1-5 pm Garage available with Border of FOR MORE INFO. CALL: additional charge. Furnished B E V ERLY HILLS ANNETTE WOLF • AGT. or unfurnished. No Pets. 321 S. Sherbourne Dr. Reduced $1,650/MO. 310/441-1811
• FOR RENT • • • • • •
*BEVERLY HILLS* B R E N T W O O D 8725 Clifton Way
245 S. DOHENY B E V E R LY H I L L S
Very Spacious, A/C, Hardwood floors, intercom entry, wet bar, fireplace, on-sight laundry, prkg. dishwasher, parking, Close to Cedars-Sinai, laundry facility. Beverly Center, 310/207-1965 shops, cafes BRENTWOOD & transportation .
2 Bd.+11/2 Ba.
• Close to Beach • 310/394-7132
—————–––– SANTA MONICA 427 Montana Ave.
•• • ••• •••• • ••• SINGLE • •• • • • ••• •••
Controlled access, garage, laundry facility. 11666 Goshen Ave. ( • ) ( ) Close to Beach. (•)(•)(•)
WiFi, central air/heat, for 2 tandem spots, balcony, pool, elevator, fireplace, patio, W/D on site, LARGE, on-site laundry, controlled access, intercom entry. lots of closets and light pool, elevator, parking, 320 N. La Peer Dr. dishwasher, central air/heat. • 310/246-0290 • laundry facility.
—————–––– • • • • • +Loft+1 Ba. CENTURY PARK EAST • 1• Bd. + 1 Ba. • • 1Single WEST L.A. 1 Bd.+Loft+1 /2 Ba. 2 BEDROOM, 2 BATH • 2 Bd. + 2 Ba. • CENTURY TOWERS 1342 Centinela Ave. SANTA MONICA • GORGEOUS UNITS • (•)(•)(•)(•)(•) Apt. on Doheny w/garage 1 Bdrm.+1 Bath PARK PLACE 427 Montana Ave. Central air, large CENTURY HILL LE PARC CENTURY WOODS For Lease See our Ad Sec. 440
Av a i l a b l e for Rent. Close to Beach . 310/394-7132
Contact Haim at 323/244-9470
310/312-9871 CLOSE TO Shopping & Dining in SHOPS & DINING Brentwood Village
• Bright Unit • Granite countertops, patio, on-site laundry, On-site parking. Close to transportation.
• 424/744-6342 •
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• WESTWOOD • B E V E R L Y H I L L S P R I M E L O C A T I O N B E V E R L Y H I L L S • BEVERLY HILLS •
LOW MOVE - IN ! WILSHIRE L.A.’S FINEST, MOST LUXURIOUS APT. RENTAL
* * * * * *
“The Mission ” • Westwood • • 2 Bd.+2 Ba. • 1 Bd.+1 Ba. • • • • • 6-Month Lease Avail.
* * * * * *
Every Extra Luxury: custom cabinets, granite countertops, stone entry, pool, health club, spa.
C O R R I D O R 550 Veteran Ave. Luxury Modern • Single Penthouse 2 Bdrm.+2 Bath in • 1 B d . + 1 B a . Beautiful Pink High-Rise. • 2 B d . + 2 B a .
BREATHTAKING VIEWS OF BEL AIR & L.A.
• 310/864-0319 •
~ WESTWOOD ~ 10992 Ashton Ave.
• 1 Bd.+1 Ba. •
• • 1 Bd.+1 Ba. • • • • Singles •• • Single •
Balcony, intercom • Lots of • • entry, elevator, on- • Character & Charm ! E T A . sight laundry, prkg. Alcove fireplace, fridge, 1236 Amhearst Ave. Close to UCLA & laundry facility, gated • Spacious Units • Westwood Village . parking, intercom 310/479-8977 ^^^^^ entry, WiFi and more. 2 Bdrm.+2 Bath
— ———— –––– W S L.
—————–––– • WESTWOOD •
Dishwasher, a/c, con- 672 Kelton Ave. • 310/552-8064 • Rooftop jacuzzi trolled access, X-St. Strathmore with panoramic on-site parking • 2 Bdrm. +1 Bath • city views. & laundry facility. ---------
3 Bdrm.+2 Bath SANTA MONICA N EWLY R ENOVATED . North of Wilshire ••••• ••••• • O v e r 2 , 0 0 0 s t . • 2 Bdrm. + 2 Bath
New kitchen & baths, wood floors, granite, Very spacious, Full Service Bldg. w/ central air, fireplace, granite counters, 24-hr. doorman & valet. new washer/dryer microwave, intercom Brand new top of the in unit. Private yard. line stainless steel entry, on-sight laundry, $4,800/Month appliances, central heat/ parking & WiFi. 310/854-2684 air, beautiful working C LOSE T O Very close to UCLA fireplace, washer/dryer. & Westwood Village . P ENINSULA H OTEL .
CALL BARBARA OR GAYLE: • Free WiFi Access • At: 310/441-0401 **CENTURY CITY** 2220 S. Beverly Glen • Close to UCLA • 1350 S. MIDVALE AVE. L.A., 90024 Contact Mgr.:
• 1 Bdrm. +1 Bath •
access, —————–––– Controlled parking, laundry facility.
—————–––– CULVER CITY 3830 Vinton Ave.
1380 Midvale Ave.
• Top Floor •
ONE BEDROOM $1,550/MO.
3 Bdrm.+3 Bath
Bright/Airy • B.H. Adj. 2 + 2 • $2,495 2 + 2 • $2,675
$4,000/Month Renovated, 2,200sf., granite stainless kitch., formal dining rm., central a/c laundry hook-ups, 2 car garage. Close to Beverly Center, Cedars, Horace Mann. Within Beverly Hills High School.
2 Entrances, lrg living Rooftop Garden Panoramic B.H. Views
UPGRADED GRANITE KITCHEN. tile+carpet. Pool, sauna, elevator, central air, prkg., marble lobby. 1259 S. Camden Dr.
• BEVERLY HILLS •
Also Available, 2 Bdrm.+2 Bath $2,750/Month Call Josh @ JMK 310/513-3788
~ 1 Bd. + 1 Ba. ~
10905 Ohio Ave.
B r i g h t & A i r y . •• 1 Bd. + 1 Ba. •• •• Single •• Dishwasher, • • Intercom entry, on-sight Wifi, Bright, controlled access, balcony, parking, on-sight pool, elevator, laundry facility. laundry facility, prkg. Close to transportation.
Close To U.C.L.A. 310/864-0319
—————–––– —————–––– ~ WEST L.A. ~ • WESTWOOD • 1675 Colby Ave.
10933 Rochester Ave.
* * * 1 Bd.+1 Ba. ***
Jr . Executive 2 Bd.+2 Ba.
2 Bd.+2 Ba. Spacious a/c, fireplace, Spacious & Bright. pool, controlled access, A/C, balcony, laundry fac., prkg. dishwasher, stove, • Free WiFi Access • intercom entry, 310/473-5061 on-sight laundry, prkg. Close To U.C.L.A. 310/477-0072
New Carpet, drapes, w/d hook-ups, hi-ceilings, mirrored closets. Shared . backyard. No pets.
310/271-6811 Cell: 310/994-4122
8 4 3 4 th S t . BEVERLY HILLS ADJ Remodeled Bedford/Olympic 2 Bd. + Den + 2 Ba. 2 BD, 2 BA CONDO $3,695/Month
Close to Everything.
Single •• • • • • • • • • • • • 1 Bd.+1 Ba. ~~ • • • • 1 B a t h WiFi, a/c, intercom • • • • • • • • entry, laundry facility,
Intercom entry, a/c, Control access, pool, dishwasher, on-sight elevator, parking, pool. dishwasher, elevator, CLOSE TO U.C.L.A., laundry & parking. on-site laundry SHOPPING & 1 BLK. C L O S E T O S C H O O L . TO WESTWOOD PARK. and parking.
1 BED / 1 BATH $2,600/MO Total Newer Renovation Hardwood Floors Fabulous Newer Kitchen Corner w/North & West Views
—————–––– —————–––– BEVERLY HILLS 9160 BEVERLY BLVD.
9160 BEVERLY BLVD. • Luxury Apt. • 1 Quite 2 Bd.+11/2 Ba. Very Lrg. 3 Bd+1 /2 Ba
COMPLETELY RENOVATED. Wood laminate flrs., granite counters, new appliances. Ground flr., BBQ patio, laundry facility. No dogs. $3,150/Month
Renovated kitchen w/ granite counters. wood laminate flrs. Ground flr., rear. Patio, appliances, laundry facility, 2-parking. No dogs.
Robertson/Burton Way IMMACULATE
Newly remodeled unit. New stove, new microwave, new vinyl & new carpets. Balcony, ceiling fan, tub + stall shower, ELEVATOR, A/C, gated garage, controlled access in quiet building. No pets. Non-smoking facility.
Call 323/252-5600 or 424/249-3012
————— BEVERLY HILLS 1 BEDROOM, 1 BATH $1,550/MO. New carpet, stove, A/C,lower unit parking.Pets Ok. Special: 1/2 Securtiy deposit OAC. Call 310/278-8999
JUMBO 1 BED / 1 BATH $2,850MO BEVERLY HILLS Totally Renovated SPACIOUS 1 BD. 1 BA. Huge private patio Quiet Location $1,500/MO.
≈ WEST ≈ •• • • • LOS ANGELES L O S A N G E L E S • 2• Bd.• +1• Ba.• • 4 0 1 S . H O O V E R S t . 1 Bdrm. +
CENTURY PARK EAST
E S T W O O D —————–––– —————–––– W1409 Midvale Ave. 11305 Graham Pl.
NEW LISTINGS EVERYDAY
$2,150/MO. New kitchen w/ granite, S.S. appl., hrwd.+stone+ Approx. 1400 Sq. ft. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ tile flrs., french doors, Lower unit with fridge, • Single 1 BED /1 BATH Newly Remodeled balcony, a/c, lrg. closets, washer/dryer in unit $3,250/MO dishwasher, controlled and 2 car parking. Great Views Total new renovation.. Partial access, elevator, Call 310/880-7281 Ocean Views. Stainsteel Kitchen Great views, controlled laundry room, parking. Quartz Counters, Luxurious New access, balcony, Shower, Real Hardwood Floors elevator, lrg. pool, Heated pool/gym/sauna. Recessed Lighting, No Commonn 310/980-3384 prkg, on-sight laundry. Walls, Big Walk-in Closet 4 Blks. to Beach. H IKING IN R UNYON ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ . C ANYON , H OLLYWOOD Pico/Robertson 1 BED /1 BATH BEVERLY HILLS ADJ. 2 Bd.+2 Ba. $1,975 B OWL /N IGHTLIFE . $3,400/MO 1017 S. SHERBOURNE LIGHT & A IRY CORNER . 323/467-8172 Furnished Loft Style, Total Very Private & Spacious New custom built-ins in Newer Renovation, Hardwood H O L L Y W O O D 2 BDRM. + 1.5 BATH kitchen, dry bar, balcony, Floors, Jumbo Balcony Newer Kitchen, Concrete Counter 1769-1775 Sycamore Av. upper unit with breakfast patio, huge closets, a/c, central heat, 2-car prkg., Stainless Steel Appliances • Single and formal dining room. laundry facility. Cat OK. 180 degree east views • Bachelor Yard, laundry & parking. Exceptional Condition! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Controlled access, $3,500/MO. 323/937-3737 laundry facility. 2 BED /2 BATHS Call 213/804-3761 Utilities Included. $3,600/MO YCAMORE
all listings are on centurycityliving.com Valet and Guest Parking. Huge Heated Pool, Security Staff, Doorman & Houseman, Switchboard Tennis, Fitness Center Business Center
• Newly Updated •
1134 N. S A. —————–––– —310/473-1509 ————–––– • 1 Bdrm.+1 Bath 1628 Westgate Ave.
*KELEMEN* REAL ESTATE (310) 966-0900
2 Bd.+1 / Ba.• $2,590 X-LARGE ELEGANT APT. Call for latest properties 2
Pool, sauna, fridge, N o r t h o f W i l s h i r e dishwasher intercom • CONDO QUALITY • Must see! 439 S. Rexford
• • • • • Granite counters, • entry, elevator, on-site 1 B d . + Den + 1 B a . dish• • • • • laundry, parking. washer, balcony, stove, WiFi, pool, elevator, 310/841-2367 intercom-entry, on-site controlled access, onlaundry, parking. sight laundry, parking. Close to U.C.L.A. * HOLLYWOOD * 310/207-1869
VERY LARGE SINGLE
with patio, fridge, stove, • 1 Bd.+1 Ba. • laundry room, parking. •• N E W L Y •• L ARGE & B EAUTIFUL • • U P D A T E D • • 1 block from Century City $1,595/MO. Upper front unit. Hard- Hardwood floors, a/c, By appointment only: wood floors, appliances, laundry, covered prkg. 310/557-3516 patio, front+back yard. PRIVATE FRONT YARD. 7-Blocks to Beach $1,700/Month $2,595/Month 310/860-9991
320 S. CLARK DR.
336 S. Rexford Dr.
310/433-1949 —————–––– —————–––– —————––––
• • 12333 TeXaS Ave. C l o s e t o U . C . L . A . • 1 Bd.+1 Ba. • 310/208-3121 • • • ∞∞∞∞∞∞∞ • • •• 2 Bdrm. + 2 Bath S A N TA M O N I C A WESTWOOD
High Floor. Fabulous Renovation. Unobstructed City Views. Hardwood Floors. Open Kitchen. Stone Counters 2 Jumbo Balconies
CENTURY PARK EAST CENTURY TOWERS PARK PLACE CENTURY HILL LE PARC CENTURY WOODS For Sale See our A d Sec. 270
New carpet, new stove, ceiling fan, parking. Pet Ok. Special: 1/2 Securtiy deposit OAC. Call 310/278-8999
————— ENCINO CONDO Lrg. 1 Bd.+1 Ba.
900sf., large closets, balcony, fireplace, central air, laundry, gated entry, tandem parking, pool, jacuzzi, gym. No pets. $1,395/Month
————— WILSHIRE CORRIDOR FABULOUS BACHELOR APT. Near Westwood Blvd. Apartment or Office Wood floors, Kitchenette, Full Bath, Valet parking, pool, spa, gym, 24 hr security. A/C. 1 year lease. No Pets/Smoking. $1,350/MO.
S E R V I C E
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25 years of experience. We Specialize in watches, estate and signed jewelry. We also do repairs on high end watches
—————–––– WESTWOOD MEMORIAL PARK Double PlotFor Sale in Sold Out Exclusive Area Opposite Chapel. Please Call For More Information: 310/273-6060
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BEWARE OF METRO BEARING GIFTS – WILL OUR COUNCIL GET FOOLED? This could be our report in a few months: “Angry residents filled the City Council chambers Tuesday night to protest unannounced street blockages, excavations and parking restrictions imposed by Metro. When contacted by The Courier, a Metro spokesperson said: ’We’re acting pursuant to our development permit agreement with the City of Beverly Hills.’ When The Courier tried to locate the permit issued by the City, The Courier was told by City staff that no permit was required by Metro. Mayor John Mirisch told The Courier he was stunned by that statement: ‘Metro must get a permit for all activities in Beverly Hills. This violates our agreement with them. I tried to get the council to make Metro come to us [the council], but they refused. My colleagues said we could have our protections in an agreement.’ Councilmember Willie Brien said: ‘We cannot interfere with the efficiency of Metro’s operations.’ Vice Mayor Lili Bosse and councilmember Nancy Krasne said: ‘We thought Metro had to come to the council.’ City Manager Jeff Kolin responded through his deputy assistant communications director’s executive assistant, ‘Metro’s actions are in keeping with our agreement so there was no reason to bring anything to the council.’” Is this far-fetched? Not if you look at any place in Los Angeles County where Metro has conducted operations. Already in Beverly Hills, Metro has punched holes, set-up parking restrictions, blocked streets and done whatever it liked. In every case, if a permit was issued no one on the council knew about it. In every case, little or no advanced warning was given by the city or Metro.“Well, it’s only a couple of blocks.” “This won’t affect many people.” “We have to be good regional citizens”—those are the excuses we have heard and will hear. Then that’s okay, just hit and hurt a few people at a time. The reality is that Metro’s own environmental impact report and recent presentations confirm: seven years of hundreds of dump trucks, seven to nine years of torn-up streets, blocked driveways, equipment haulers, cement trucks. All coming and going from La Cienega to Rodeo Drive to Beverly Hills High School. Even if this City is willing to put up with that, what requires us to concede all control over actions that disrupt every minute of every day? What proof can Metro offer that it will honor one single commitment to the people of Beverly Hills? None. Ask residents and businesses along the Metro Expo Line. Ask business and property owners in Hollywood, or Westwood, or Brentwood, or Culver City, or along the 405. Talk to property owners in Downtown Los Angeles where they are going to build their “regional connector.” You cannot find one single person who will tell you that Metro pays the slightest attention to its agreements, promises or anything that would lessen the hardships placed on local residents. Tuesday night, the city council instructed staff to ask Metro to propose a written development/permit agreement that would streamline Metro’s construction actions in Beverly Hills. Many councilmembers took the position that “it doesn’t hurt to negotiate. We’ll have a strong agreement.” Mayor Mirisch was the one warning about this. What happens when the City signs this agreement and Metro simply chooses to ignore it? Like they have done all over Los Angeles County? Will our City staff notify the council of violations? What about the staff issuing permits without telling the council first? What if Metro claims “the agreement allows us to do this” and we just sit and watch them do it? Will the Beverly Hills Police Department arrest Metro’s workers and contractors? Will Metro then get an injunction to stop Beverly Hills from enforcing this to-be-written agreement? Remember, when the Beverly Hills Unified School District simply tried to obtain Metro’s seismic and geology workup for the tunnels, the court said “no” even though most legal authorities believed that information was public record. Metro will fight us in court at every turn. Based on past history, we fear a court would conclude: “I interpret the contract [between Beverly Hills and Metro] to contemplate these hardships and Beverly Hills waived its objections.” Beverly Hills is an independent city. We have jurisdiction within our own borders. Metro and the City staff (strongly supported by Councilmember Brien) just want this to happen “smoothly.” “Smoothly” does not mean “smoothly” for Beverly Hills businesses or residents. It means “smoothly for Metro.” Why be an independent self-governing city if we do not protect our own citizens inside our own city limits? With the BHUSD retaining former U.S. Sen. Joseph Lieberman’s law firm to help in the fight against the tunnels, the last thing this City needs is for a complaisant or compliant City Council and staff to “smooth out” anything for Metro. Metro never acts in good faith. Metro even just refused Mirisch’s offer to mediate the dispute after its CEO said it would mediate. Metro still intends to put two tunnels a few feet underneath our only high school. They have never said one word to change that. They are forcing our school district to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars to protect our kids. Even Lieberman said: “The BHUSD is right and Metro is wrong.” Metro is after one thing and one thing only in Beverly Hills: ignore Beverly Hills and do whatever it pleases whenever it feels like it in any manner it chooses. Any other assumption or conclusion is belied by every fact and circumstance. If the City Council does in fact enter into any agreement with Metro, when Metro’s abuse starts all we can say is: “We told you so.” Cartoon for The Courier by Janet Salter
Rabbi Jacob Pressman KOL NIDREI – MOST SACRED JEWISH EVENING The most sacred day of the Jewish calendar is Yom Kippur. Its most solemn moment is the opening evening prayer: Kol Nidrei. In actuality, it is a formula asking that “all the vows, renunciations, bans, oaths, formulas of obligations, pledges, and promises that we vow or promise to ourselves and to God, from this Yom Kippur to the next be cancelled and annulled” so that the entire congregation may begin the New Year with a clean slate. It was intended that the beginning of a new calendar year also should begin with conscience clear and the feeling of a fresh start characterizing the atmosphere. It would be a crushing burden for human beings to carry a whole load of all past errors, of all past years – which I suppose, some people do. It has therefore become a part of the Jewish practice to clear the air once a year, for God’s indulgence and forgiveness, and thereby attempt to avoid the errors of the past. Otherwise we would presumably be carrying guilt all our lives. This process enables us to live our lives in the future without a crushing burden, without a sense of guilt, without living needlessly in the past.
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR I have serious concerns about the lack of transparency by Howard Goldstein and Stewart Horowitz regarding their family relationship. Mr. Goldstein is a candidate for BHUSD Board of Education and Mr. Horowitz is the current president of the Beverly Hills Education Association, a union which has endorsed Mr. Goldstein in the upcoming school board election. Members of the school board must negotiate important issues that impact our district and more importantly our students. These include annual salaries, curriculum, teacher evaluations, school year calendar, professional development, instructional minutes, playground supervision, graduation requirements and human resources to name a few. Is there a legal conflict?– I do not know. Is there an ethical or moral conflict of interest?–possibly. Will Mr. Goldstein recuse himself from votes regarding the district’s negotiations with our teachers? Will Mr. Horowitz recuse himself from negotiations? Will Mr. Goldstein and Mr. Horowitz engage in inappropriate conversations outside the official negotiating process? I do not know the answers to these or other questions about the impact of their family relationship but do know my concerns are only exaggerated by the fact that in every article written to date regarding the BHEA endorsement, no mention has been made of the two of them being related to each other. Howard L. Feinman ****** In 2009, my son and I fulfilled a lifelong dream to become residents of Beverly Hills. During that first year here, I thought we had made the most stable, life-changing move possible. We found a great little apartment and it seemed as though no school district could come close to ours. Two years ago, however, I was about to be vacated from a soon-tobe demolished building where we had resided for 18 months. My main concern was that the tenants of the five buildings being vacated for demolition, including myself were not receiving any relocation fees. In Beverly Hills, buildings that vacate tenants for remodels must pay relocation fees. However, those that vacate for demolition do not require tenants be paid relocation fees. I was heart-broken to lose our home and in a frenzy to find another place to live so my son could continue going to school here. Now South Reeves is facing the same issue with two buildings being razed. When is the City Council going to start protecting the south half of the City? Need I remind its members BH is 50+ percent renters mainly residing on the south end? Need I remind them, we too spend our money in the City? Who do they think is supporting the “shop local” campaign? So here are my issues with our perfect City: 1. The City Council doesn’t appear to care about south side residents. Some alleys have potholes large enough to bend a rim. 2. I have had to move every 1.5 to 2 years just to beat the rent increases and condo-ization. 3. The beautiful buildings in our City aren’t being preserved. These eclectic structures differentiate us from say, Sherman Oaks. 4. There are no tenant rights in Beverly Hills. Why would any family move here and put their kids in the schools if they rent? We can quickly lose our homes within 60 days due to demolition and within 30 days due to rent increases and soon we will have streets filled with one 1940 building next to one 2013 building next to one 1970 building next to one 1980 building. Please stop, stop ripping down our City. We are losing the charm. Things to do check list: Implement slower growth policies to prevent condo-ization. Add all pre-1960’s buildings to the Historic Preservation Act to limit defacing the City’s beauty and charm, include retail land so we don’t lose more spaces like the Brown Derby. Lower the rent increase rate to a maximum of 4 percent once a year. Make building owners pay tenants of demolished buildings the same relocation fees that tenants of remodeled buildings get. The City of Beverly Hills is the diamond of L.A. County and from corner to corner it should be treated as such. In addition, the residents who pay to live in this diamond of a city should be protected on all levels. Jennifer Brugger
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