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Public Comment Period Open For 10000 Santa Monica Project EIR By Krystal Leach de Amante The draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) of the proposed 29-story luxury condominium tower at 10000 Santa Monica Blvd. is currently undergoing the mandatory 45day minimum public review and comment process. Although the project is in Century City under Los Angeles jurisdiction, the proposed proj-

ect resides directly behind Beverly Hills High School. The draft determined the proposed project would result in significant and unavoidable environmental impacts. The list of impacts include the following: Aesthetics/Visual Resources, Air Quality, Cultural Resources (archeological and paleontological resources), (see ‘10000 SANTA MONICA,’ page 16)

SCOUTS HONOR— Beverly Hills Cub Scouts visited The Courier Wednesday. Their trip to the newspaper helps them earn a special scout badge. Back row (from left) Samy Al-Najar, Alexander Swerdlow, Wesley Wu, Daniel Wiener, Arjun Batra, M a x b r y a n Cosmosse, Trevor Dohm, Den 5 leader Sharon Dohm and Dominic DiMeglio. Front row from left: Nader Al-Najar, Jamie Hartman, James Blauvelt, Justin Wolfe, Daniel Gottlieb, Christopher Courion and Jack Klines.

CRYSTAL QUILLS—The Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles (SCLA), a professional theater and arts education nonprofit which builds communities around the appreciation and production of Shakespeare, presented the Crystal Quill award to blockbuster film director Roland Emmerich and entertainment attorney and author Bert Fields for their contributions to the Shakespeare authorship debate. A special Crystal Quill award was also awarded to Martha Andresen, professor emerita of English at Pomona College for her international reputation for Shakespeare scholarship, publications and teaching. Pictured from left: Ben Donenberg, artistic director of SCLA; and honorees Emmerich, Andresen, and Fields. Photo by Sony

Board Announces Support For Student Project By Marla Schevker In a time when the economy is crashing, money for education is scarce and people in general are finding it difficult to follow their dreams, a small group of students is making it happen. Approximately seven students, including some from Beverly High, have come together to create a by kids for kids television show called

Dreammakers. This program, which will feature student dreammakers and celebrity dreammakers, is a learning experience for students interested in the film industry. BHHS junior Zoe Josephson said Beverly was lacking in creative outlets for kids and this program is a break. “We were trying to figure out a way that we could give

BHHS Supports AIDS Walk By Sayeh Mohammadi This Sunday Beverly Hills High School, along with thousands of Los Angeles residents, will join together in support of finding a cure for the Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS). The 27th annual event will begin and end in West Hollywood Park, approximately 10 kilometers in distance. BHHS’s Service Learning class has created their own team, which will donate any money they raise to the AIDS Project Los Angeles and other

AIDS research foundations throughout LA. Sign-ups begin at 8:30 a.m and the opening ceremony starts at 9:15 a.m. Normans will be dressed in their school spirit colors, black and orange, or in red, to support the AIDS cause. Food and drinks will also be served throughout the event. The official AIDS walk will begin at 10 a.m. Since 1984, the AIDS Walk has increased by thousands in participants, and helped raise more than $1.8 million to date.

the opportunity to myself and whoever wants to go into the film industry,” Josephson said. “It gives the opportunity (for students) to work alongside these professionals who have been doing it for so long. It’s a great opportunity to learn your stuff and gain experience at a young age.” Beverly High parent Sue (see ‘DREAMMAKERS,’ page 18)

GRAND OPENING—The Beverly Cafe officially opened on Wednesday with a ribbon cutting ceremony. The new cafe is a part of the new BHUSD food services program run by Chartwells. Pictured is BHEA President and Beverly Vista teacher Mark Frenn and Board President Lisa Korbatov enjoying some cafe samples.

5th annual Jewels of France To Begin Oct. 18 The French Trade Commission—UBIFRANCE and The Mark Kearney Group are presenting the fifth edition of “The Jewels of France,” an exclusive trunk show featuring exquisite new collections by some of the most renowned jewelers in France, from Oct. 18 through 20. The rich, famous and philanthropic will gather as the Haute Joaillerie illuminates Beverly Hills for a week of ex-

citement and glamour. The opening night reception on Oct. 18, 6 to 8 p.m., will be held under the patronage of David Martinon, consul general of France. A-list celebrity guests will step out on the red carpet event to celebrate prestigious French jewelers and culture, from wine and haute cuisine to fashion and music. Models will be (see ‘JEWELS OF FRANCE,’ page 18)

The Fifth Element ring by Edeenne

Board Approves Hiring Two K-8 Librarians WALK FOR A CURE—Lymphoma Survivors Dexter star Michael C. Hall and BHHS junior Anton Saleh participated in the first “Celebration Of Survivorship, On Track For the Cure,” last Sunday at UCLA. The event raised money for Lymphoma research.

Correction: The Great California Shakeout will last for two minutes at 10:20 a.m. on Oct. 20.

By Marla Schevker Rectifying an ill-fated mistake made in spring 2008, the BHUSD Board of Education voted 4-0-1, with Boardmember Jake Manaster absent, to hire two library media teachers for the four K-8s. “A few months after I was

elected to the Board of Education, I voted to decimate our library media technology teachers in the district,” Vice President Brian Goldberg said. “That was the result of budget cuts and financial crisis that were brought to the district. That vote was a mistake and

this is an opportunity for me to rectify that mistake. If we want to go from good to great to the best we nee to provide those kids of services.” According to the agenda backup, each library media teacher will cost the district ap(see ‘LIBRARIANS,’ page 18)

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Beverly Hills Courier October 14, 2011 Edition