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College Notes... Junior Clara Jaques, (Beverly Hills-Harvard-Westlake) of the #12 women’s soccer team, was one of six Washington University in St. Louis student athletes to win University Athletic Association (UAA) Athlete
of the Week honors. Jaques helped lead the women’s soccer team to three home victories last week. Jaques posted a 3-0 record in the nets last week and allowed just one goal in 243 minutes played. She
recorded shutouts against Fontbonne and Carnegie Mellon and was in goal for the victory over Illinois Wesleyan on Wednesday. The Bears take on New York University today and Brandeis University on Sunday.
babwe) grew up in Cape Town, South Africa but emigrated with her family to the United States at age 16. She earned her bachelors degree from the University of Connecticut and an MBA in finance from the University of Cape Town. While living in Israel for seven years after that, she received a post-graduate teaching diploma from Hebrew University of Jerusalem and taught at Shiber High School and Tel Aviv University. In speaking of her new position, Shani observed that she not only expects to continue and enhance the store’s reputation as a fashion innovator with such upcoming personal appearances by designers Eskan-
dar (Saturday); Sachin+Babi (Monday); and Oday Shakar (Tuesday), plus expansions by Tom Ford, Giorgio Armani and others. She added: “One of the company’s prime cultures dating back to its founding by Herbert Marcus and Al Neiman in 1907 was to set aside time to be involved in promoting charitable giving and community service.” “I look forward to continuing John Martens’ work in keeping Neiman Marcus as an integral part of Beverly Hills.” She has big shoes to fill, but if anybody can pull it off, don’t bet against this personable and dynamic mother of three to pull it off.
directors. His role as chairman includes working with Deborah (Continued from page 1) Borda in the management of a ble for securing the musical tal$100 million budget, selling ents of conductor Gustavo Duone million annual tickets by damel until the Centennial Celcreating event programming for ebration in 2019. both Disney and Hollywood “Last spring I had negotiatBowl venues, and providing ed an extension of Dudamel’s free instruments and musical contract through 2018-2019 education to schoolchildren, as and (the board) said you know part of the organizations eduwe’d really like it if you extendcation, outreach efforts. ed your contract as well and I Bohnett said the reason he said of course,” Bohnett added. remains enthusiastic about his Bohnett’s musical appreciwork with the Phil, centers ation took root in his Chicago, around its outstanding team Illinois upbringing, where he leadership. “It’s not just beplayed clarinet for the high cause of the music and the role school marching band and enthat the institution plays in LA,” gaged in self-taught piano leshe admitted. “But the managesons at home. ment and the leadership team His musical horizons were is just spectacular… It’s fun for further broadened by frequent me to work with really talented trips to Hollywood Bowl conCEOs.” certs during his college years at More of his philanthropic USC. contributions include work After acquiring substantial with The David Bohnett Founfinancial success in his profesdation, providing funding and sional career, Bohnett decided technology support to hunto purchase a generous dreds of organizations and in$250,000 sponsorship to supstitutions. He is also a trustee port the Phil’s continued sucof The Foundation of Aids Recess in the arts. search (amfAR) and the Los An“I’d been exposed to the geles County Museum of Art Philharmonic, especially the (LACMA). Bowl, throughout all those Bohnett is not only a leader years growing up as a young in the community but also in adult,” he recalled. “So in his professional career. He is 2003, when the (Walt Disney) the founder of media and eConcert Hall opened, I thought commerce company Geociwhat a significant event for the ties.com. cultural arts in Los Angeles.” After selling Geocities to Shortly thereafter, Bohnett Yahoo!, he focused on providwas asked to join the board of
ing guidance and financial investment to young startups. “I work with entrepreneurs who’ve started their own Internet companies,” he said. “I get very actively involved–I invest money. I join the board. I work with the entrepreneurs to help them build a company.” One of Bohnett’s favorite upcoming events this season is Mahler No. 8 Symphony of a Thousand project scheduled for Feb. 4, 2012 at the Shrine Auditorium. Dudamel will lead LA Philharmonic and the Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela during a performance that includes a combined roster of more than 1000 musicians and singers from the Los Angeles Children’s Chorus, Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles, Philippine Chamber Singers of Los Angeles and others. “The organization is in a fortunate position with the financial strength and the artistic and the creative capability to pull of something like this. “It’s really one of the highlights of our season,” he concluded.
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“John was such an inspiration and I just hope to approach what he accomplished not only at the store, but in the community he loves so much,” exclaimed the energetic veteran of 29-years as a Neiman Marcus executive. Shani has been vice president/general manager of NM’s Fashion Island store in Newport Beach the past six years. Before that, she headed the store in Troy, Mich. She began her Neiman Marcus career in Dallas as a financial analyst. The native of Salisbury in Southern Rhodesia (now Zim-
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COMPLETED—Pictured is an aerial view of the recently completed West Entry to Beverly Hills City Hall. General Contractor was Matt Construction, Landscaping by ValleyCrest Landscape Development. The project 17 months. Photo By Reggie Sully