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Be careful what you wish for, the law of unintended consequences may get you. It may have in the case of Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky’s geologic opus intended to force a subway tunnel under Beverly Hills High School. The “Century City Area Fault Investigation Report” for the Metropolitan Transit Authority released last week purports to locate a series of previously unmapped faults along the Santa Monica Fault and the West Beverly Hills Lineament on the proposed subway route. These purported “new” faults largely run through and parallel to Santa Monica Boulevard and run under Beverly High and then north. The Metro report concludes that the two previously proposed Metro subway stations on Santa Monica Boulevard are “unsafe.” By coincidence, the station advocated by Yaroslavsky, L.A.’s
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, LA Councilman Paul Koretz and Century City developers JMB Realty and the Century Plaza Hotel ownership, is “safe.”
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This new report may doom the entire Westside Subway Extension by prohibiting new construction along Santa Monica Boulevard and thus new ridership. Without the new ridership,
the line would have insufficient riders to justify getting federal money. Without federal money, there can be no subway extension. It becomes a “subway to nowhere.” The Metro maps show that the entire strip along Santa Monica Boulevard would become subject to the Alquist-Priolo Act prohibition on “human habitation” in a fault zone. Figure 1 of the report, found at page 3, and on page 3 of the Executive Summary, shows that the fault zone for the Santa Monica Fault extends under all buildings and property along Santa Monica Boulevard nearly to Beverly Hills City limits. At that point, the perpendicular fault, the “West Beverly Hills Lineament,” appears with what the report terms a “wide fault zone” and crosses more commercial real estate. (see ‘REPORT,’ page 23)
Trial for Former BHUSD Director of Planning and Facilities Karen Christiansen Set for Nov. 7.
Pre-school programs special Halloween activities. 5
Lady Filmmakers Film Festival celebrates women of the reel. 20 •Restaurant Review •Arts & Entertainment •Birthdays
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MTA’s Report Admits Tunnel City Requests Bids To Build Noise Violates State Levels Roxbury Community Center The geologists, hired at the insistence of Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky, predict that the Metro tunnel under Beverly High, if built, will cause noise and vibration levels exceeding state standards. Metro predicts noise from the trains will cause vibration noise in Beverly High’s buildings of at least 64 decibels. Another 33 decibels is predicted for noise alone. See, Metro Executive Summary, page 2, “Noise and Vibration.”
The Acoustical Society of America and the National Clearinghouse for Educational Facilities sets the maximum “background noise” for classrooms at 34 decibels, including heating, air conditioning, ventilation and outside noise. California’s own Sustainable Schools program of the Division of State Architect (“DSA”) (report and recommendations found at http://www.sustainableschools.d gs.ca.gov/SustainableSchools/su
By Marla Schevker While telling residents they are going to hold additional public meetings, the City of Beverly Hills has put the complete Roxbury Park Community Center project out to bid. The project description, according to the legal notice found in the Oct. 14 issue of The Courier, includes the demolition of the current community center and construction of a new approximately 26,000-square foot
community center. The bids are due back by Nov. 18 and City Manager Jeff Kolin said he believed the bids would come before the council in December. Kolin, Assistant City Manager Madhi Aluzri and Assistant Director of Community Services Nancy Hunt-Coffey spoke to a small group of homeowners association and Municipal League representatives regarding the project. Southwest Homeowners (see ‘ROXBURY PARK,’ page 18)
(see ‘NOISE,’ page 18)
Metro Study Tainted, Limited George Christy, Page 6 India Irving And Mario Rivelli’s Film Mon Reve Has Won Awards In Ischia, Italy And Las Vegas; Joel Grey Describes The Movie As “A Patchwork Of Deliciousness” Editorial from Rabbi Pressman AND MORE
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The Courier asked professionals with geology and engineering expertise to make a quick review of the full “Century City Area Fault Investigation Report” prepared by Parsons Brinkerhoff at the direction of
Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky. The report describes seven borings and “transects” with their interpretation by the MTAfunded geologists. No engineers (see ‘TAINTED STUDY,’ page 23)
PARTY HONORS DOCTOR’S WORK—On Wednesday, Barbara Knight held her annual Halloween “Spook-tacular” luncheon at her Sunset Boulevard home. Pictured(from left) Lou Lazatin, president/CEO of St. John’s Health Center and the John Wayne Cancer Institute (JWCI); Dr. Delphine Lee, Ph.D, director of translational immunology at JWCI; and Carolyn Dirks and Brett Dougherty, the couple who supported Dr. Lee’s recruitment to the institute.
GETTING READY FOR HALLOWEEN—Lisa Rinna and Harry Hamlin had a blast posing as characters from Pirates of the Caribbean during the 19th annual Halloween Carnival beneﬁtting the Camp Ronald McDonald at the Universal Backlot. More photos in George Christy’s column on page 6. Photo by Scott Downie/Celebrity Photo
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Silvana Ambar Helps Collectors, Investors Navigate Art World At her gallery, Silvana Gallery of Fine Art & Crafts, Silvana Ambar matches clients with just the right piece of art while steering them to smart investments. Immersed in art since the age of 9 in her native Armenia, Ambar opened her Glendale gallery last May after many of the collectors she The Silvana Gallery of Fine Art & Crafts. works with clamnent investment, you will not ored for a physical gallery to see loose a penny. the pieces up close—rather than “It’s not like the stock marjust on the web site she has ket; art is a safe investment,” maintained for eight years. Her Ambar advises. “You could incadre of artist friends also want- vest in gold, but it’s not someed a place to display their work. thing you could enjoy looking The gallery has already de- at.” veloped a reputation for quality For collectors she waits for art by well-known living artists the reaction, “I love it. I have to from Europe, America and Asia, have it.” One client, a public often with a history of museum high school teacher, pays for his shows and features in leading works in installments. “It’s not art publications. always necessary to be rich to Ambar curates 10 four- to love the piece,” Ambar declares. five-week themed exhibitions a “Art should be a passion.” year in either group or individFor investors she does exual shows, often teamed with tensive research including aucone-of-a-kind crafts. tion records, archival work and The current show, the “In- following indicators like the ternational Salon of Figurative kind of museums and galleries Art,” which runs through, the artists have shown in. She Wednesday, Nov. 30, features has one piece by Oil Painters of artists like local Joseph Todor- America award-winner Dan ovitch. His “Afternoon,” a young Beck. “His value will never woman relaxing in a bright yel- come down. It you’re paying atlow sweater is an example of the tention, you can see the genius internationally acclaimed artist’s in these artists.” contemporary impressionist She’s able to draw her calstyle. Andre Kohn is known for iber of artists, Amber admits, becontemporary traditional work cause “artists like to be in estabin bright colors and his palette- lished galleries with established knife technique. artists.” She has a relationship Some of the works from the with all the artists she shows. previous show, “The Salon of “It’s an honor to know them.” Russian and Ukrainian ImpresSince Ambar handpicks sionism,” are still available on- every work she shows, she gets line, and she’s readying her next the best of each artist “They may exhibit on contemporary surre- bring in five or six pieces and I alism opening Dec. 3. only choose two or three. With a B.A. in fine art and a And what is she looking for? master’s degree in architecture That combination of technique from the Academy of Art in Ar- (how are the brush strokes?) balmenia, Ambar has what she ance, harmony, focus, attention calls “a classical Russian educa- to detail and color tone that tion.” An artist herself in the Cal- moves a viewer. “Artists like ifornia plein air and California Fongwei Liu and Jonathan Ahn impressionism schools, Amber use light to draw people in,” has worked for area animation Ambar says. studios, like Disney, Cartoon Ambar, who had worked in Network, Klasky Csupo, Starz, animation in Armenia, first MediaCrest and Hyperion, for struggled to find a job in the the past 16 years. U.S. Finally, Nickelodeon gave Her gallery specializes in her a break on The Angry traditional art, Ambar says, ”be- Beavers and now she’s an alcause it’s easier to understand; ways-working art director with it’s about feelings. A figure or 17 films under her belt and conlandscape can create a mood stant work as a background and capture a moment forever. It artist. Years of hand-painting invites interaction. You can see it cells and creating matte boards a million times and still enjoy have even led her to 3D animathe moment.” tion. Known for her reasonable The gallery is at 1731 W. prices, Ambar tells investors— Glenoaks Blvd., Suite 200 in and the art lovers, interior de- Glendale, accessible to two signers and contractors she work freeways and 10 minutes from with—that now is a great time to NBC TV in Burbank. buy. This sleek showroom space “Since art prices continue to is available for fundraisers and rise,” she says, “if you spend private parties $10,000 now in three or four For more information, call years it will be $30,000- 818-662-7070 or visit www.Sil$50,000. Artists are not raising vanaGallery.com. prices; so making this perma—Steve Simmons
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, November 15, 2011, 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: RESOLUTION OF THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF BEVERLY HILLS AMENDING THE COMPREHENSIVE SCHEDULE OF TAXES, FEES & CHARGES TO ADD AN APPLICATION FEE FOR PARTICIPATION IN THE MILLS ACT PILOT PROGRAM. The City proposes a new fee for these property owners in the City that apply for participation in the City's Mills Act Pilot Program. The Mills Act Pilot Program is a proposed City program, based on state legislation that would provide tax relief for owners to maintain qualifying historic properties in the City. The City Council is taking action only on the fee as noted above. The remaining taxes, fees, City service charges, and other fees, charges extractions and required payments for municipal services, inspections, enforcement activities or for other indicated purposes set forth in the Comprehensive Schedule of Taxes, Fees & Charges will remain in place. 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 Council’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 Peter Noonan, Associate Planner in the Beverly Hills Community Development Department at 310.285.1127 or by email at email@example.com. Copies of the staff report 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
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING DATE:
November 10, 2011
1:30 PM, or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard
Council Meeting Room 280A Beverly Hills City Hall 455 North Rexford Drive Beverly Hills, CA 90210
The Planning Commission of the City of Beverly Hills, at its meeting on November 10, 2011, will hold a public hearing beginning at 1:30 PM, or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard to consider:
A request for a Summary Alley Vacation pursuant to Section 8320 of the California Streets and Highways Code. The subject alley abuts the property located at 1111 Coldwater Canyon Drive and bisects two parcels with common ownership. The Planning Commission will review the requested vacation for conformity with the City’s General Plan as required by California Government Code Section 65402. This project 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 project qualifies for a Class 1 Categorical Exemption Section 15301 (c) of the Guidelines in that it involves slight changes to the City’s existing circulation system without any expansion of the system. Any interested person may attend the meeting and be heard or present written comments to the Commission. According to Government Code Section 65009, if you challenge the Commission's action 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 David Reyes, Principal Planner in the Planning Division at 310.285.1116, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Copies of the applications, plans, and Categorical Exemption are on file in the Community Development Department, and can be reviewed by any interested person at 455 North Rexford Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210.
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Courier Endorses Goldberg, Margo
Dr. Brian Goldberg (and family)
TMCC HAUNTED BALL—Pictured (from left) The Maple Counseling Center Board President Mason Sommers; Event Chair Gail Millan; 2011 Crystal Award For Community Spirit Honoree Eskandar “Alex” Bolour; and Event Co-Chairs Corrine Verdery and Steven Upchurch at the 2011 Haunted Crystal Ball in The Beverly Hilton beneﬁting The Maple Counseling Center. RBR Photography & Videography
First Beverly Hills Homicide Of 2011 Wed. A man was in custody yesterday on suspicion of killing a woman in the first confirmed homicide in Beverly Hills this year. Officers conducting a welfare check at a residence in the 100 block of North Hamilton Drive, near the intersection of Wilshire and La Cienega, found the body of the 58-yearold woman at 1:48 p.m.
Wednesday. According to BHPD’s Lt. Mark Rosen, she appeared to have been a homicide victim. The suspect, who was likely known to the victim, was detained in a nearby office building and booked into the Beverly Hills jail on suspicion of murder, Rosen said, adding that no one else was being sought.
The victim's name was being withheld pending family notification. The slaying was the first in Beverly Hills since the fatal shooting of publicist Ronnie Chasen on Nov. 16, according to Lt. Lincoln Hoshino. There were three homicides in Beverly Hills in 2010. -City News Service
By Marla Schevker The Beverly Hills Education Association announced on Tuesday it is withdrawing its endorsement of school board candidate Frances Bilak. “The Beverly Hills Education Association has a solid track record of vetting and endorsing candidates for local office, especially for school
board positions,” said BHEA President Mark Frenn through a written statement. “Part of the process requires us to remain sensitive to the evolving dynamics of an election cycle and to be prepared to adjust to new and unforeseen developments.” Bilak also lost endorse(see ‘BILAK,’ page 19)
FRESH FROM THE GARDEN— Third graders Jonah Farahmand (left) and Presley Best water in the El Rodeo Garden last Friday. The two students, from Rebecca Metrano’s class, have been planting since ﬁrst grade. Students will be planting fall vegetables including lettuce, broccoli, peas and beans. The program is sponsored by the PTA. The garden is being used as a forum to teach students responsibility to the environment, eco education and nutrition. After the vegetables have been harvested, the students will eat the raw vegetables right there in the garden. “I’ve learned to see nature in a different way,” Presely said. “I like it more. Before I didn’t like putting my hands in the dirt or raw vegetables. But now I do.” Photo by Marla Schevker
BHUSD Joins Southern California Relief surance Program (ASCIP) to Southern California Relief (SCR). The board unanimously approved these actions based on a full review of the SCR policy by Assistant Superintendent
(see ‘ENDORSEMENT’ page 7)
Bilak Loses Community Endorsements Due To Bullying
HEALING THROUGH ART—CoachArt held its seventh Champion Ball Awards Dinner at the Beverly Hilton, Oct. 20. As part of the evening’s festivities, attendees had the opportunity to grant living wishes to CoachArt kids by donating funds to speciﬁc wishes found on the CoachArt “Wish Tree”. Pictured is CoachArt Executive Director Thyonne Gordon, Ph.D., with Grey's Anatomy's James Pickens, Jr. (right). CoachArt offers free lessons in the arts and athletics to children with chronic illnesses and their siblings.
By Marla Schevker The BHUSD Board of Education tentatively approved changing its property and liability insurance from Alliance of Schools of Cooperative In-
By Courier Staff The Courier endorses incumbent Dr. Brian Goldberg and newcomer Noah Margo for two of the three seats up for election to the Board of Education of the Beverly Hills Unified School District. Goldberg, seeking his second term, is the current vice president of the board. He was elected along with Steven Fenton four years ago and quickly became known for demanding performance, improvements and accountability. That made him a target of the “old guard” whose “go along to get along” attitudes and poor judgment gave us a series of poor choices for superintendent, mismanaged
of Business Services Alex Cherniss. The ASCIP premium is $726,060 annually and the SCR premium is $254,909 for (see ‘SCR,’ page 19)
BHHS Soph. Dubin Aids Elementary School BHHS To Hire Registrar By Krystal Leach de Amante Elementary School with just tion,” providing it the chance of BHHS sophomore Ellie one simple click of a button. winning $10,000 toward arts Thanks To BHEF Contribution Dubin is encouraging the local community to lend a hand in helping restore the arts programming at Arlington Heights
The tenacious student took the initiative and entered Arlington Heights into the online “Glee Give a Note Competi-
programming. The elementary school’s former arts program suffered a massive blow during (see ‘DUBIN,’ page 16)
FIREFIGHTERS—The Beverly Hills Fire Department extinguished a car ﬁre on Whitworth west of Beverly Drive Wednesday morning.
By Marla Schevker The Board of Education unanimously approved hiring a registrar for Beverly Hills High School. The positions will cost $37,000 a year and BHEF has donated the money to the BHUSD to support the position for two years. A high school registrar will ensure both student records and transcripts are “accurate” and translates transferring students records into the BHUSD credit system, Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources
Dawnalyn Murakawa-Leopard said. The position will take stress off of the BHHS counselors, who currently spend a lot of time on student grades and transcripts. According to the job description, a high school registrar does many tasks including “difficult and highly specialized record keeping pertaining to maintenance of official high school student records… to monitor student records identi(see ‘REGISTRAR,’ page 19)
THIS IS HALLOWEEN—Students from the City of Beverly Hills Preschool Programs are getting ready for Halloween. Special Halloween activities will take place on Oct 31 at all six of the preschool sites. Participants from Roxbury Park, from left, are: Bradi Prisand, Hana Soloway, Niko Bryant, Matthew Yagoubi, Olivia Rufo and Myla Wu.
Mirisch Reports From State Pension Hearing By Courier Staff Beverly Hills City Councilmember John Mirisch attended Wednesday's public hearing of the Legislature’s Conference Committee on Public Employee Pensions in Carson. Most who testified came from labor organizations. One gave the “Local Employer Perspective.” Mirisch was the only elected representative from local government to speak to the Committee. He serves on the Employee Relations Policy Committee of the League of California Cities. The guiding principle adopted by the League is that employee pay and benefits, including pensions, must be “fair and sustainable,” a theme picked up by Gov. Jerry Brown in announcing his proposed reforms. Beverly Hills City Treasurer Elliot Finkel has previously reported to the
City Council that “its current pay and benefits are not sustainable.” Mirisch urged the legislators to adopt “fair and sustainable” as the test, not just for public employees, but also for taxpayers. He advocated the following reforms: second-tier pensions for new employees, which could include increased retirement ages; anti-pension spiking provisions; no pension holidays for employers and employees; more equitable representation for cities on the PERS board, including the addition of independent members; introduction of hybrid plans; and dealing with OPEB (other post employment benefits), which have much greater levels of unfunded liabilities. Gov. Brown's proposals included many of the reforms advocated by Mirisch.
$55 Million Rebuild Design Approved By Marla Schevker The BHUSD Board of Education is moving Measure E forward by making decisions regarding the rebuilding and modernization of Horace Mann School. At a study session Tuesday, it chose an option for the school’s potential design. This design will cost approximately $55 million. This option proposed a multi-purpose room and underground parking. It will also provide a natural barrier for students security through the layout of the buildings. The board also decided it would be more efficient to modern-
ize the current auditorium than it would be to tear it down and build new. Both Horace Mann Principal Steve Kessler and Facilities Advisory Committee chair Ed Brown agreed this option was the best design for the functionality of the school. It’s circular design allows for a clear line of sight from one end of the campus to the other, and the playground is virtually equivalent in size. The board requested Director of Planning and Facilities Nelson (see ‘HORACE MANN,’ page 12)
HALF THE SKY–Pultzer Prizewinning journalist Nicholas D. Kristof takes visitors on a tour of the new exhibit Women Hold Up Half the Sky, at the Skirball Cultural Center, Oct. 27-March 11, 2012. The exhibit was inspired by Kristof and co-writter/wife Sheryl WuDunn’s book Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide. Courier Photo Krystal Leach de Amante
Exhibit Exposes Oppression Of Women By Krystal Leach de Amante The Skirball Cultural Center highlights and offers a solution to worldwide oppression of women, young girls with a dynamic interactive exhibition Women Hold Up Half the Sky from Oct. 27- March 11, 2012. Inspired by best-selling book Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide, written by husband and wife team, Pultzer
Prize-winning journalists Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, the exhibit turns American’s slumbering eyes toward this unsettling, captivating issue. “Two years ago, I was looking in the New York Times Magazine and there was this remarkable photo of a woman from Africa with the headline ‘The Human Rights Cause of Our Time,’” said Skirball Museum Director (see ‘WOMEN,’ page 12)
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Circle Of Care—Mercedes-Benz of Beverly Hills sponsored “The Ultimate Trunk Show”, a holiday boutique and reception, where luxury vendors displayed their items in the trunks of new Mercedes-Benz Vehicles on behalf of the Circle Care Foundation. Pictured (from left): David Arquette, Karina Smirnoff, Carson Kressley and honoree J.R. Martinez.
Board of Education Approves BHEF Summer School Rental Agreement
By Marla Schevker BHUSD Summer School for 2012 was unanimously approved Tuesday by the Board of Education to be held at El Rodeo, for K-8 classes, and Beverly High, grades 9-12. Board president Lisa Korbatov expressed concern about the content of the program. She asked who would be assigning teachers and choosing curriculum. Jennifer Tedford, interim director of curriculum, instruction and professional development, said the BHUSD is working with BHEF to establish a curriculum in line with the BHHS standards because The courses provided are accredited by
the high school. “(Curriculum is) a conversation we have with BHEF, but the district has to have the final word,” Tedford said. Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources Dawnalyn Murakawa-Leopard said the 2012 summer school program would improve from 2011. “We’re involving BHEA in those conversations to make sure we’re all in alignment in terms of hiring practices as well as supervision practices,” Murakawa-Leopard said. “In discussions with BHEF and BHEA we are making sure we can establish clear and consistent guidelines to make sure the teachers are meeting (BHUSD) standards.”
teacher Miss Cottington. As is Andrei Belgrader‘s standout performance as Mario’s Neapolitan grandfather. Andrei was the USC acting professor for India and Mario.
Mario Rivelli and India Irving co-star in Mon Reve, the film that India wrote and has won awards in Ischia and Las Vegas. She and Mario are the coproducers – the film wrapped in 18 days. India performs with ballet master Leo Zen in Mon Reve.
et us tell you about a girl we know. She is “real gone,” as the hipsters say. A beauty. Multitalented. Twenty-four years old. She’s India Irving.
s a tot, the creative spark took fire, and she was scribbling endearing stories along with her drawings. India wrote her first story, Romance In France, when she was six. Two mice romancing each other in a Paris hotel elevator until … a snoopy devil of a kittycat arrives, and vavoom, the romance flies to Mars.
e showered India with encouragement, and she’s been writing ever since, winning the prestigious Nesburn prize in high school. Along with her studies, she pursued ballet and modern dance and acting, and graduated with honors at the USC’s School of Theatre.
famed Ivy restaur a n t s . With their smarts, India, Lynn, Richard and Mario corralled families here and abroad for funding. And sooner rather than later, Mon Reve’s roles and the Los Angeles crew were cast. Lynn and Rocky Collins (a classmate of India’s) would share the director’s chair, with India taking over the accounting duties, the SAG logs and reports, along with being costume supervisor and co-producer with Mario. The 104-minute film wrapped in 18 days!
ynn owns the fabled Indigo Seas shop adjoining the Ivy in West Hollywood, a favorite of Ralph Lauren and photographer Bruce Weber. She stepped in as Mon Reve’s production designer. Not n May and June of this many know that she’s a longyear, India completed a roman- time musicologist, and became tic screenplay, Mon Reve, the Mon Reve’s music supervisor. name of an imaginary Swiss n truth, the film’s soundprivate boarding school (a la Le Rosey in Gstaad) to co-star her track’s a must-have, with and her handsome athlete beau upbeat arrangements by Gladys Mario Rivelli, 25. Also to fea- Knight and the Pips, The ture India’s exclusively talented Spinners, Wild Cherry, Etta USC schoolmates from her the- James, Sting, George Michael, ater classes. As with Le Rosey, Patti LaBelle, Jamie Fox, Otis the privileged students at Mon Redding, Boys II Men, The Reve are multiethnic and from Pointer Sisters, the Ikettes, plus Jeffery various countries. They include European selections. royals, who one day will be Alan Jones is the highly praised their nation’s leaders. “Le sound designer. Rosey sparked the idea for Mon very day Richard Irving Reve.” says India, “Like Le Rosey, Mon Reve is not your arrived at the sets with his “The ordinary high school, nor are tempting Ivy buffets. Craft Services that we know, they your ordinary students.” were never like this …Scottish ndia’s the daughter of salmon, homemade croissants, Lynn von Kersting and Richard fresh salads, wonderful healthy Irving, who own our globally food, the fantastic Ivy desserts,” says Pat Crowley, a standout in her role as Mon Reve’s English Page 6 | October 28, 2011
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pon seeing Mon Reve, we wondered about the young Italians and Brits and Africans and Asians being such natural actors. How is it that their voice and speech surpasses some of our Hollywood stars whose voices are flat? Eight languages are spoken in Mon Reve: English, Spanish, French, Italian, Russian, Portuguese, Greek and Chinese. Along with a bark or two from the lovable bulldog Henry.
patchwork of deliciousness,” phoned Joel Grey, starring on Broadway in Anything Goes, after viewing the entire Mon Reve on DVD. Agreed. Lynn’s created a cinematic tapestry of design, beautifully photographed by India’s classmate, Gene Nagata. Her mise-enscenes are inspired by the visual vocabulary of film m a k e r Luchino Visconti.
Stylist Rachel Zoe presented the award to Iman Alex j. Berliner/ABImages
lever young folks that they are, India and Mario edited a 15-minute short from their nearly two-hour film, quickly winning awards at the Ischia and Las Vegas film festivals. The audience at a recent Amber Heard Carey Mulligan screenStacey Keibler and George ing during Clooney attended the 15th t h e annual Hollywood Film Awards Beverly Gala at the Beverly Hilton Hills Film Festival reveled in M o n sand rosebushes. Lynn and Reve’s colRichard restored the property to orful kaleia landmark of magnificence. doscopic splendor, s it is with time, the creespecially ative force marches on. India’s after viewmidway through her first novel, ing those The Last August, a love story set dark films in Capri, where she spent sumprogrammed nowamer months with her family days. We’ve attended and speaks the language like a festivals here and born Italiana. With a Big abroad, and often find Daddy like chef Richard, it figElle Fanning Rosie Julianne ourselves trapped, viewures India’s a cool cook. And Whiteley Hough ing joyless, headachebakes cakes to drool over. inducing selections with turgid christened Villa Abondanzza, pacing about characters no one the former George Cukor estate gives a hoot about. Don’t we with luscious gardens that Online at want to care and root for the beckon with their sea of a thou- www.bhcourier.com/georgechristy.cfm actors?
uch of Mon Reve was shot at what we long ago
Quincy Jones presented the award to Angela Missoni
Ottavio and Rosita Missoni founded their fashion empire in 1953
Jennifer, Ottavio Jr., and Margherita Missoni at the Rodeo Drive Walk Of Style Award that honored the Missoni fashion family and model Iman. The event benefited Save The Children.
ENDORSEMENTS (Continued from page 4)
construction projects, failed school lunch programs, declining standardized test scores and a whole range of other problems. Goldberg stepped forward and fought to change the district—to restore it to what it once was. With the election of Lisa Korbatov two years ago and Jake Manaster, change started. We now have better test scores, wrongdoers are being prosecuted, the district’s finances are improving, Beverly Hills residents now make up a much larger percentage of the student population and the Korbatov-Goldberg-Fenton team, most often joined by Manaster, recruited the superintendent of the #1 public school district in California. This is a remarkable record of actual achievement and good judgment in one instance after another. The decisions were not easy and he was attacked regularly by the old guard. Brian Goldberg has been instrumental, indeed indispensable, in this effort to restore Beverly Hills Unified. We need to return him for another four years on the School Board. Newcomer Noah Margo, a writein candidate, stepped up after two other highly regarded candidates changed their minds about running. That would have left us with no choices and no candidates. He brings a fine background and history of involvement in our school district. As we approach our major building program using Measure E bond
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funds, we could use an experienced contractor on the School Board. Plus, he’s an involved parent. During the campaign, he has impressed us as thoughtful, determined and committed. With both Goldberg and Margo, we know we will maintain a solid majority to improve our schools and also to defend them against the Metropolitan Transit Authority’s plan to tunnel under Beverly Hills High School. The Courier endorses Brian Goldberg and Noah Margo for school board. But what about the third seat? That is a good question and there are three possible answers: Andy Licht who withdrew but remains on the ballot, parent Frances Bilak and recent resident Lewis Hall. Bilak at first received endorsements from many, only to see them withdrawn as a result of her behavior toward a student attempting to organize a candidates’ debate. We must admit that we do not wish to see anyone elected to our school board who bullies kids or others. Thus, we cannot endorse her. Lewis Hall is a thoughtful, serious man who impressed us with his intelligence and candor. Unfortunately, he has been unwilling to campaign or to convince us that he has seriously studied the issues. If elected, he may well do his homework, but we have not seen it. That leaves us with Licht. If his name comes in third, the school board presumably would declare a vacancy and fill that third seat.
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The Rodeo Drive Committee and the City of Beverly Hills honor Iman and Missoni with
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Quincy Jones and the Missoni family speak to guests as The Rodeo Drive Committee honors the Missoni family with the Rodeo Drive Walk of Style Award on Rodeo Drive. Nicky Hilton
Kevin McKidd representing Save The Children, the beneficiary of the silent auction. To his right are Barbara Erickson, Save The Children VP and Martha de Laurentis, Save The Children Board Member
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Fashion News & Notes CFDA Members Elect Three Designers to Board NEW YORK — Marc Jacobs and Proenza Schouler's Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez will join the Council of Fashion Designers of America's board. They will join the group of 26 designers on the board, including Tory Burch, Francisco Costa, Oscar de la Renta, Norma Kamali and Narciso Rodriguez. WWD PPR Sales Up 8 Percent in Third Quarter PARIS — In further evidence that the luxury sector is defying economic gloom, French retail-to-luxury group PPR said revenues rose 8 percent in the third quarter, boosted by strong appetite for designer goods in both emerging and mature markets. PPR’s luxury division — which includes Gucci, Balenciaga and Alexander McQueen — posted revenues of 1.28 billion euros, or $1.81 billion, in the third quarter compared with 1.04 billion euros, or $1.34 billion, in the year-ago quarter — up 23.1 percent. The sales data came on the heels of figures showing sales at LVMH Moët Hennessy
Louis Vuitton rose 17.6 percent in the third quarter, while Burberry revenues were up 21 percent in its fiscal second quarter, ended Sept. 30. WWD
In April, Louboutin sued Yves Saint Laurent in New York federal court, claiming that an all-red pump created by the rival house violated its red-sole mark that it obtained in 2008.
Prada to Launch Jewelry Collection in November Mixed and matched from some of the brand’s iconic materials, including leather, crocodile and metallic studs, Prada will deliver a wide offering of necklaces, bracelets, brooches and rings. The different styles span from a rock ’n’ roll glossy crocodile bracelet to opulent, sparkly pendants embellished with colored gems or resin roses. The capsule collection will hit Prada boutiques worldwide next month with prices starting from 350 euros, or $488 at current exchange rates. WWD
“Tiffany is not taking sides in this dispute,” said Tiffany attorney Jason Jones, of Fross Zelnick Lehrman & Zissu PC, the firm coincidentally responsible for registering Louboutin’s red-sole mark. “We are only trying to assure that this area of the law is not disturbed by an overbroad decision in the lower court.” WWD
Tiffany & Co. Backs Christian Louboutin in Red Trademark Case Tiffany & Co. filed a brief Tuesday in support of Christian Louboutin’s appeal to reverse an earlier decision that denied the brand a preliminary injunction and questioned the validity of its redsole trademark.
Lagerfeld to Launch Karl Line in January That effort will ignite on Jan. 25, when the designer will launch into the masstige category and burgeoning e-commerce universe with his new rock ’n’ roll-flavored Karl collection. The 100-piece women’s line — priced to retail from about 60 to 300 euros, or $95 to $450 — will make its debut on Net-a-porter via an exclusive global distribution partnership, with sales on karllagerfeld.com to come onstream Feb. 28. WWD
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• Beverly Wilshire Names Ben Trodd As New General Manager A 16-year veteran of Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts has been named general manager of The Beverly Wilshire. “I am thrilled to now be leading our great team in the heart of Beverly Hills,” says Trodd. “I look forward to being part of an iconic property and building upon the exciting transformation and personalized service that the hotel is known for.” The British native comes to the Beverly Wilshire from Four Seasons Seattle where he opened the hotel in 2008. Prior to Seattle, Trodd was the hotel manager at Four Seasons Los Angeles. He began his career as a catering manager at Four Seasons London, and was subsequently promoted to director of sales in 1997. He has additionally opened new hotels in Palo Alto and Dublin. and he was also involved in the launch of the first Four Seasons country house hotel in Britain, Four Seasons Hotel Hampshire. Trodd earned a degree in busi-
ness and marketing from London University and a postgraduate degree from Thames Valley University. • JWCIA Sets Annual Membership Luncheon Meeting, Holiday Boutique At BHH Long-time John Wayne Cancer Institute supporter and auxiliary member Ilene Eisenberg receives the “Angel” award; whilefounder of Project Angel Food and acclaimed author Marianne Williamson is the recipient of the ‘Public Service” award while the Samueli Foundation will be honored with the “Philanthropic Leadership” award at the John Wayne Cancer Institute Auxiliary’s membership luncheon/holiday boutique, Nov. 3, at The Beverly Hills Hotel. The program will include an educational presentation by Barbara Hayden, MD, a plastic surgeon and breast cancer survivor, entitled “Noninvasive Aesthetic Medicine.” Nancy Heim and Paula Pinhas are luncheon chairs. JWCIA has helped the Institute train more than 130 young surgeons in the latest cancer treatment and research. Individual ticket price is $150. Those interested in attending the luncheon or supporting the Institute’s fundraising efforts may phone 323-904-4400 or visit www.jwci.org. • Lupas L.A. Honors Devine, Folks,
Zarian at 9th Hollywood Bag Ladies Luncheon Nov. 4 Lupus LA announced the honorees and host for the 2011 Hollywood Bag Ladies luncheon Nov. 4 at The Beverly Wilshire. Honorees are newscaster Christine Devine, executive producer Carolyn Folks and “Fashion Guru” broadcaster Lawrence Zarian. The annual event features a handbag auction and a neiman Marcus a fashion show. Devine and Folks receive the “Women of Achievement” award. Visit www.lupusla.org. • Center Theatre Group To Stage Angels Night Benefit Center Theatre GroupAffiliates (CTG-A) 21st “Angels' Night” fundraiser Sunday, bring entertainers, artists, social and civic leaders together at The Beverly Hilton in support of programs for youth arts education and mentoring. Some 700 are expected to attend and $1 million raised to fund participation and appreciation of theater arts, according to the event chair Ava Fries, executive producer Chuck Fries, auction chair Kim Peterson, as well as Barbara Cheyne and Marilyn Stambler. Cocktail reception and silent art auction begins at 5 p.m., followed by dinner, entertainment and a live auction, hosted by NBC-
TV personality Fritz Coleman. Among notable artists contributing works to the auction are Laddie John Dill, Vasa, Jim Morphesis, Jackie Nach, Judy Stabile, Ruth Cozen Snyder, John Okulick and Anthony Schmitt. Special CTG-Aawardees are Ben Vereen (“Distinguished Artist”), Stephen Hinchliffe, Jr. (“Distinguished Service”) and Janice Brock Wallace (“Guardian Angel”). Those attending include Elliott Gould, Barbara Eden, Joan Van Ark, Vin and Erica Di Bona, Michael Ritchie and Kate Burton, Tim Regler, producer of Judge Judy, Patti Glaser, CTG-A President Bill Ahmanson, Music Center past board chairman Stephen Rountree, Louise Taper, Managing Director of CTG-A Ed Rada, Donna Brown Guillaume, Bruce Gersh of Fishbowl Worldwide Media, Richard Kagan and Julie Hagerty and John and Andrea Van de Kamp. Center Theatre Group's Education and Community Partnerships is an important education project in the Young Audiences Program. It offers curriculum integrated arts education to students, including the opportunity to see productions at the Mark Taper Forum, the Ahmanson Theatre and the Kirk Douglas Theatre. Every year over 25,000 children, young adults and families participate. For information: www.angelsnightla.org or call 213-972-7620. • ICRF’s ’Women Of Action’ Luncheon At Four Seasons The Israel Cancer Research
Fund will host its ‘Women of Action” luncheon Nov. 9 in the Four Seasons. Honored will be Pat Fine, owner of Pat’s Restaurant, fashion designer Judy Knapp and oncologist Dr. Marina Vaysburd. Actress Marilu Henner will emcee the event chaired by Beverly Cohen. For further information, call 310274-2400. • BH Resident Dr. Shemin Elected Vice Chair Of ABTS Beverly Hills resident Dr. Richard J. Shemin, the Robert and Kelly Day professor and chief of cardiothoracic surgery at David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, was elected as vice chair of the American Board of Thoracic Surgery. Shemin received his medical degree from Boston University School of Medicine and completed his residency at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, where he led the team performing the first cardiac transplant in New England. • Cheryl Medow’s African Wildlife Art Exhibition At TAG Gallery Artist Cheryl Medow will debut her “Wildest Dreams” art exhibition Tuesday (through Nov. 26). Featuring exotic African wildlife, the works will be displayed at TAG Gallery, 2525 Michigan Ave. in Santa Monica. Call 310-829-9556. C O M E F L Y AWAY – O p e n i n g night of the Frank S i n a t r a - Tw y l a Tharp-style musical Come Fly Away at the Pantages Theatre (through Nov. 6) attracted (from left) Quincy Jones, choreographer Toni Basil, comedy writer Bruce Vilanch and Nancy Sinatra. Photo by Nathan Sternfeld
HANDS FOR HEALING– Operation Healthy Africa’s 2nd annual “Hands For Healing” benefit at The Beverly Hilton brought out actress Diane Salinger; Jarvee Hutcherson, president of Multicultural Motion Picture Association; and actress Cassandra Hepburn. Prestigious awards were given out to individuals who have contributed to enhancing the lives of those in need in Africa. Photo by Tatina Daidov LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT– Actress Morgan Fairchild was given the “Lifetime Achievement” award as part of the opening night festivities at the Beverly Hills Film, TV & New Media Festival hosted by festival director Donna Spangler (left). Other honorees included Kristin Bauer, Drew Powell, Missi Pyle, Jon Lovitz, Maurice Benard, Josh Lawson, Caroline D’Amore, Janice Dickinson, Martytn LawrenceBullard and Michael Caulfield. Photo by David Sobel
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THE PIONEERS SHOWN AT CALTECH—Fred and Joyce Hameetman, Dave and Charlotte Schultz, Marcia Hobbs, Carol and Dave Richardson and Candace Smith attended a special showing of a documentary trilogy Beginnings Of The Space Age, for Cal Tech Associates last Saturday. The three-part series, slated to premiere Nov. 3 on KCET, explores the intriguing characters and pivotal events that helped establish Jet Propulsion Laboratorys the world’s leading center for robotic exploration of the solar system and beyond.
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BHHS Cross Country Team First At Mt. SAC Invitational, Team Ranked No.12 For the first time this year, the girls varsity team had all of its runners in one race as it ran away with victory in its race at the MT SAC Invite. The girls earned an impressive low score of 60 points as the 2nd place team. More impressive was the total team time of 1:39.21, almost 5 minutes ahead of the next team in the race. Beverly’s time in comparison to the other Division 3 races of the day put it ahead of Bolsa Grande (1:39.50) which is ranked #10 in the CIF SS Div. 3 and South Pasadena (1:39.40) which is ranked No. 11, and just behind West Torrance (1:39.07) which is ranked #5. From the beginning of the race the tandem of Sydney Segal and Brianna Simmons took the lead as they ran the entire race together and finished with a time of 18:24. The victory nod went to Se-
gal, as both girls set a new school record for the course. This is the first time Beverly runners have taken 1-2 in a race like Mt. SAC. They distanced the next finisher in third place by nearly a minute. Ashley Bootesaz’ came in 7th, as she ran 20:12, the #8 performance of all time for Beverly on the course. Da Eun Lee finished in 21st in 21:00, Lily Ting in 29th in 21:21, and Marisa Rothman in 31st in 21:24, all times that make the all time list at Beverly for the course. All races at Mt. SAC had approximately 150 runners. In the girls freshman race Amanda Christovich took 12th place in 22:12, while Tina Youabian took 25th in 22:55. Times under 22 minutes make the Beverly all-time list for the course. Boys Highlights: The highlight of the day was Josh Galen’s
7th place in the boys varsity race at 16:10, the No. 4 time on the BHHA all-time list. Both Eli Flesh in 18th place in 16:35 and Chanan Batra in 30th place in 16:47 were times that made the list, as Aaron Karlin in 52nd in 17:08 and Aaron Wolfe in 66th in 17:26 missed running under 17 minutes to make the list. The boys team took 6th place in its race of 22 teams. In the boys JV race, Alex Rohani took 9th place in 17:34, while Caio Corvalho took 38th in 18:28. In the boys sophomore race, top finisher was Michael Redston in 37th place in 18:34 and Ethan Plante was 57th in 18:53, while Sean McAlister was the top runner in the freshman race in 31st place in 18:45. Next is the Ocean League Championship for league honors and qualification for CIF.
ADL DINNER–Nearly $600,000 was raised at the Anti-Defamation League’s Entertainment Industry Award dinner in The Beverly Hilton. Among the 300 on hand for the occasion were (from left): Electus CEO/Founder Ben Silverman, co-emcee; ADL Regional Director Amanda Susskind; Relativity CEO Ryan Kavanaugh, the evening’s honoree who received the “Distinguished Entertainment Industry” award; presenter Michelle Monaghan (Machine Gun Preacher); co-emcee Meghan Markle (Suits); and Alan Jay Weil, ADL’s Paciﬁc Southwest regional board chair. Photo by Michael Kovac
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LA Unified School District’s budget cuts last year. However, Dubin along with fellow BHHS students Sadie Katz, Roman Zaragoza, and Paloma Bloch decided to combine talents and run a free after school musical theater program at Arlington last spring. When Dubin learned of the Glee competition, she knew firsthand how much the school would benefit from winning. Without hesitation, she contacted Arlington Principal Zoelita Jefferson to enter the school in the competition. Dubin shot, directed and
edited a short video submission of Principal Jefferson along with several Arlington students discussing their desire to win. “Mrs. Jefferson mentioned to me that she isn't sure how many of her (student’s) families have Internet access to even vote for their own school,” Dubin explained. “So I realized it would be great if our Beverly Hills community, with so many resources, could help those families have a voice by simply clicking on the Arlington Heights video once a day until Nov. 8.” To cast a vote for Arlington Heights visit: www.gleegiveanote.com/vote_details.php?id=3 74
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Friends Turn Out At Music Center To Salute Songman Hal David As He Hits 90 Years Young Photos by Howard Pasamanick and Vince Bucci
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ICRF Tribute Dinner Honors Dayans, Wolfes The Israel Cancer Research Fund-Los Angeles (ICRF) held the official farewell dinner for the Israeli Consul General, Jacob Dayan and his wife Dr. Galit Dayan at the 2011 Laureate Circle Tribute Dinner. Community activists, Mireille and Barry Wolfe were honored with the first ICRF Laureate Circle Founders Award. The Beverly Hilton dinner raised funds that will be given as grants to worldclass scientists in Israel specializing in cancer research.
Israeli Consul General Jacob Dayan & Dr. Galit Dayan, Laureate Circle Dinner Chairs Ronald & Annette Plotkin with Honorees Mireille & Barry Wolfe
Laureate Circle Members Joyce & Stanley Black with Jill Black Zalben Board Members Ruth & Michel Steinberger
Barbara Lazaroff, board member; Benjamin Bonavida, Ph.D, board chairman; Jeannine Sefton, board member, and Herb Nadel Sheriff Lee & Carol Baca Linda & March Schwartz
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Association President Ken Goldman said they discussed that the project was sent out for bid. “I think (the fact the project was sent out to bid is) astonishing considering all of the questions that have been asked by the community, including Councilwoman (Lili) Bosse, have not been answered,” Goldman said. Bosse said she believed it is premature to put the Roxbury Community Center out to bid. “Our community has spoken loud and clear that there are still many unanswered questions regarding the scale, mass, intensification of use, parking impacts, lack of environmental review,” Bosse said. “I strongly believe our residents deserve a town hall meeting where the proposed project can be presented to the entire community, not to just a small group of residents which is how the project has been rolled out thus far. “I have heard from many residents who feel that this project is being rushed through the process, which is creating anger and trust issues in our community.” If the community is not listened to regarding the commu-
Jacqueline Burdorf, honorary board member
nity center, Bosse said she believed they will take action. “It is my opinion if we do not allow for further conversation and compromise, our City will be facing another divisive referendum which I believe can be avoided if this council takes the time to listen to our residents’ concerns,” Bosse said. The community will have one last opportunity to express their concerns at an upcoming meeting. Although the date has not been set, Kolin said they are waiting to hear back from all five councilmembers to find a date they can all attend; it is tentatively set for November. Residents still have some time to give input, Kolin said. The council will still have an opportunity to make changes on the project until a construction company is formally selected. “Once the bids are awarded by a majority vote of the City Council that’s usually the point at which we know we’re going forward with construction of the project,” Kolin said. Their bid request required the general contractors be preapproval by the City of Beverly Hills. Only three general contractors were listed as prequalified: W.E. O’Neil, C.W. Driver and Suffolk Roel. Goldman said he felt the
community could support the community center if it didn’t house the two large basketball courts inside the gymnasium. The existing auditorium is approximately 4,400 square feet and the proposed gym is just under 8,000 square feet. “The residents are not against improving the park where necessary and doing it in an intelligent way,” Goldman said. “But this is a neighborhood park. People are rightly concerned that if you have an 8,000-square-foot gym that can be rented out for any number of functions, both the park and the parking in the neighborhood will be overwhelmed and it just doesn’t need to be.” Goldman and many other residents have expressed concern about the project. Kolin said residents would be alerted to the Roxbury Park Community Center meeting well in advance so any interested member of the community could attend and share their concerns. “We hope they’ll share all of their concerns both positive and negative and requests for any modifications and changes in the project,” Kolin said. “All that information will be heard by the council, (that’s) why we’re trying to make sure all five of our council members will be available to attend.”
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ART IS EVERYWHERE—Soﬁa Lifson, a kindergartner in Deborah Gershenhorn’s class at El Rodeo, indulged in some face painting at last week’s Affaire in the Garden art festival in Beverly Hills. Photo By Hal Lifson
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stainabledesign/ieq/acoustics/acoustics.html ) emphasizes that younger students cannot distinguish between background noise and intended instruction sound in the class room. In addition, the DSA requires all fire and other alarms to exceed ambient noise by at least 15 - 20 decibels, which may require retrofitting of all school safety systems. See, DSA Access Manual, checklist, item 16. DSA regulations also stress the need to ensure that alarm sounds are clearly au-
dible above ambient noise levels. According to acoustic expert Marshall Chasin, M.Sc., Aud(C), FAAA, Centre for Human Performance & Health, Ontario, Canada, 64 decibels is the same level as normal conversation. If 64 decibels is added to other noise in a classroom, ambient noise levels could reach 90 decibels which is the level at which hearing loss is sustained. The Metro report deals with no sound issues or risks from increased noise. It also fails to discuss retrofitting for sound insulation.
October 28, 2011 | Page 19 CULTURAL APPRECIATION—The Beverly Vista fourth grade class celebrated their passport projects on Monday with a luncheon where students and their parents bring a dish from their ancestral homeland. Pictured: back row (from left) Angela Bradbury, Liza Zacarias, John Seo. Front row (from left) Yaira Balakhane and Jax Margo from Heather Subin’s Class.
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“virtually the same coverage,” Cherniss said. Cherniss will compare the exclusions in each policy and as long as SCR’s exclusions are comparable or better, the district will make the switch. “(This will be) a big savings financially speaking but we’re not losing anything,” Cherniss said. “We believe we’re actual-
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ments from City Councilwoman Lili Bosse and Planning Commissioner Brian Rosenstein last week after the candidate bullied a Beverly Hills High School senior trying to organize a candidate debate for Nov. 4. Let’s Talk Politics host Max Schwartz organized a live debate for KBEV set to take place on the Friday before the election. The event was set for 6 to 7 p.m., a time when Jewish families are generally at home lighting candles and observing the Sabbath. Bilak asked Schwartz, via e-mail, to change the date and/or time of the de-
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fying graduation deficiencies and eligibilities.” BHEF President Annette Saleh said the money to fund a registrar position came from the BHEF Summer School proceeds. Saleh said BHEF donated $130,000 from summer school and to date has donated $700,000 this school year. “Because of (the first Summer School Committee’s) hard work and our low overhead, the venture was successful and allowed BHEF to provide additional support to the high school’s art programs, fund a current journalism position and a new high school registrar position,” Saleh said. “A registrar position is common to most high schools, and currently, BHHS counselors are largely responsible for performing these duties for BHUSD students. To realize that our donation will fund the job of a much needed high school registrar is truly gratifying.”
ly gaining in this program with SCR. They cover some things that ASCIP didn’t cover including breach of contract. We’ve had issues of breach of contract with certain individuals, we would have seen some relief if we were part of SCR at the time.” Keenan & Associates currently administers the district’s workers compensation insurance through a joint powers agreement (JPA) in conjunction bate. Schwartz wasn’t able to change the debate and ultimately decided to cancel it. Bilak responded to that decision with an overly aggressive email. “I will be letting the newspapers know tomorrow as well as the synagogues know of your decision,” Bilak wrote in an e-mail on Oct. 17. “I had told them that I believed you would respect the Sabbath and everyone’s decision to have dinner with their families on the Sabbath. I am deeply disappointed at your decision.” Last week Bilak told The Courier she had called Schwartz to apologize for the bullying and was waiting for a response. Bilak also briefly
with Las Virgenes, Glendale Community College, Burbank and Santa Monica. The new property and liability policy would also be a JPA. The district must notify ASCIP of its decision to leave by Dec. 31. This change will help the district realize an approximately $500,000 annual savings. This change could go into effect July 1, 2012. spoke to Schwartz and his father at the BHEF Apple Harvest Faire, “for less than four minutes” Schwartz said. “We did discuss the matter and there was something to be learned from both sides,” Schwartz said. “I believe now she knows how hard it was from my standpoint to get the crew together from KBEV and how long it takes for us to put on productions, especially live productions. I’m flattered by the community support and (now) we’re moving on.” Bilak said even though she lost three major endorsements, she intends to focus on the challenges facing the community including the Westside Subway Extension.
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KCET Profiles Herbie Hancock
SoCal Connected presents “Herbie Hancock—All That’s Jazz,” a half-hour behind-thescenes look at the celebrated “ambassador of jazz,” tonight on KCET at 8:30 p.m. In this special episode, correspondent Michael Okwu talks with the 14-time Grammy winner about his life, history, and accomplishments from more than half a century of musicmaking. The program examines Hancock’s career as a musical prodigy when he played with legendary trumpeter Miles Davis, to his time recording hit songs for commercials and TV, to the present as he spearheads the LA Philharmonic & Hollywood Bowl jazz programs Gustavo Dudamel. The special also features performance and never-beforeseen footage.
• Hollywood Museum Hosts Iturbi Piano Competition Winners On Oct 30. This and more Arts & Entertainment stories at www.bhcourier.com
CELEBRATING WOMEN FILMMAKERS—Amber Heard (The Rum Diary, The Playboy Club) presented Pam Dixon (left), Casting Society of America president, with the 2011 Lady Filmmaker Illumination award at the WGA Theater during the third annual Lady Filmmakers Film Festival. Photo by Anna Germanidi
LAST CHANCE—Works by SceneFour partners Cory Danziger and Ravi Dosaj and more than a dozen musicians, including Matt Sorum of Guns ‘N Roses, above, are featured in the exhibition “Come Together,” which fuses the worlds of music and art, on now through Tuesday at the Andrew Weiss Gallery, 179 S. Beverly Dr.
Levenson To Discuss Death Penalty All Saints’ Concert Features New, The Plato Society will presRefreshments will be availCommissioned Choral Masterworks Choral masterworks celebrating the feast of All Saints’ will be featured in a “Choral Evensong For All Saints’ Day,” at 5 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 6 at All Saints’ Church, 504 N. Camden Dr. at Santa Monica. All Saints’ choirs will per-
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ent Laurie Levenson, Loyola Law School professor of law, William M. Rains Fellow and Burcham Chair in Ethical Advocacy, speaking on “The Future of the Death Penalty,” Thursday, Nov. 17 at the Skirball Cultural Center. 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
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George Christy’s Pick Of The Week: All About Charlie
We loved his films in our
teens, when the school librarians told us that the Charlie Chan novels flew off the shelves. We love him still in our upper years, as do The Ivy’s Lynn von Kersting, Richard Irving, and their daughter India Irving. “Is it a secret that you get hooked on Charlie’s movies? No,” says Lynn.
harlie belongs within the literary longevity pantheon of Agatha Christie’s Hercule Poiret, Raymond Chandler’s Philip Marlowe, Ross Macdonald’s Lew Archer, Dashiell Hammett’s Sam Spade, and television’s Lt. Columbo.
Birthed from the imagina-
tion of author Earl Derr Biggers in 1923, Charlie was conceived as an heroic gentleman, an alternative to stereotypes like Fu Manchu. “Sinister and wicked Chinese were old stuff,” claimed Biggers, “but an amiable Chinese on the side of the law had never been a character.”
o reveals author Yunte Huang, who grew up in China, graduated from Harvard, became a professor of English at UC Santa Barbara, and admits an obsession with Charlie Chan. “All Charlie movies were immensely popular in China,” says Yunte. “Audiences couldn’t get enough, were amused and quoted his fortune cookie-like aphorisms.” Chan researchers count “around 600 aphorisms with Charlie’s words of wisdom”.
Biggers attended Harvard with T. S. Eliot, and found himself inspired by the real-life heroics of Chang Apana, a five-foot-tall detective who was famous for jumping from roof to roof like a cat. Chang was a member of the Honolulu police, known for carrying a bullwhip and raiding gambling parlors and opium dens in the shadowy alleyways of Honolulu’s Chinatown. Chang became Earl’s model for Charlie.
harlie was initially portrayed by Asian actors until 193l when Fox cast Swedish actor Warner Oland, in Charlie Chan Carries On. Oland claimed a bit of Mongolian ancestry, liked his whiskey, and copped a shot or two before filming, when, observers recall, “his face would glow … perfect for the Charlie character.” Legend has unte’s lately published the Chan films keeping Fox Charlie Chan: The Untold Story afloat during the Great of the Honorable Detective and Depression. His Rendezvous with American idney Toler and Roland History is entertaining, fact-filled and gripping. “Part memoir, Winters followed the boozy part history, part cultural-studies Oland as the Charlie character, essay and part grab bag of odd whose sons helped solve the and little-known details,” assess- mysteries. Keye Luke was the es the New York Times’ Charles Number One son. McGrath. A guilty pleasure ans boast about their read for we Charlie fans, scholfavorite films. Charlie Chan at ars and general readers. the Circus or Charlie Chan at he Ohio-born Earl Derr the Opera? Charlie Chan in
Honolulu or Charlie Chan in Paris? Charlie Chan in Monte Carlo or Charlie Chan in Rio? Charlie Chan’s Murder Cruise or Charlie Chan’s Secret? The Black Camel or Castle in the Desert?
sampling from the Chan oeuvre of aphorisms: • Mind like parachute, only function when open. • Best to slip on foot than with tongue. • Hasty deduction like ancient egg. Look good from outside. • Finding web of spider does not prove which spider spin web. • Role of dead man requires very little acting. • Boy Scout knife like lady’s hairpin – have many uses. • Fingerprints very valuable if detective can catch owner of fingers. • Charming company turn lowly sandwich into rich banquet. • Caution very good life insurance. • Friends, like fiddle strings, should not be stretched too tight. • Always harder to keep secret than for egg to bounce off sidewalk. • Shady business
do not make for sunny life. • Fear is cruel padlock. • Alas, mouse cannot cast shadow like elephant. • Much evil can enter through very small space. • No experiment is failure until last experiment is success. • Once you have large family other troubles mean nothing. • Skeletons in closet always speak louder to police. • Favorite pastime of man is fooling himself. • Optimist always sees doughnut. Pessimist sees hole.
nly twenty here, but hundreds more are out there!
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ot everyone liked cinematic icon Charlie Chan, the Chinese-American detective appearing in 47 movies between 1926 and 1949. Every one of Charlie’s movies was a moneymaker. Many are available on video. Handfuls of Chinese considered the films racist and were offended, others loved the smarts and original humor of Charlie -- and his easygoing style in solving mystery after mystery. Students have discovered and are crazy about Charlie. They’ve created a cult around his movies.
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ANOTHER B I RT H D AY ! ?
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BIRTHDAY GREETINGS—Celebrating are Jane Alexander, Charlie Daniels, Cleo Laine, Joan Plowright and Annie Potts (Oct. 28); Richard Dreyfuss, Kate Jackson, Jerry Sharell, Winona Ryder, and Bamby Byrens (Oct 29); Brian Rosenstein (Oct. 30); Deidre Hall, David Ogden Stiers, and Jane Pauley (Oct. 31); Robert Jewish Big Brothers Big SisFoxworth, and Betsy Palmer (Nov. 1); Suzan Hughes, Shirley Firestone, K.D. Lang, Caren Larkey, and Alfre Woodard (Nov. 2); Ken ters, home of Camp Max Straus, Berry, Sandy Strick, Shadoe Stevens, Victoria Adomaitis and held its 5th “Big Dreams” lunchRoseanne (Nov 3). eon at The Beverly Hills Hotel with 200 on hand. The event, hosted by CBS weather anchor Kaj Goldberg, recognizing those who make a difference in the lives of youth. Honorees were philanthropist Susan Rothenberg (“Wonderful Outstanding Woman” award); Lisa Stevens of Wells Fargo (“Community Impact” award); and Tessa Kaganoff, a UCLA research analyst (“Big Sister of the Year” award). Susan Greenberg Kunik chaired the lunch and her committee included Laura Albert, Lisa Cassel, Michele Cohen, Marie and Ed Feiman, Amy and Shane Feiman, Annie Gad, Linda Goldfein, Jerrie Heslov, Leslie Kavanaugh, Barbara Marcus, Susan Paillassou, Heidi Praw, Ricki Ring, Linda Rosenson, Gail Silver, Irene Smith, Julie Spira, and DeeDee Sussman. Entertainment was by “Impakt Band” and brothers Victor and Joseph, whose skills on the violin and viola wowed the audience. Founded in 1915, JBBBS programs provide one-to-one mentoring by Jewish adult role models for boys and girls ages 618; Camp Max Straus, a nonprofit denominational, residential camp for underserved children from all over the greater Los Angeles area; Witherbee Wilderness, a one-week backpacking program for teens in the High Visit Sierras, and others. www.jbbbsla.org. ****** Opening tonight at the Odyssey Theatre, 2055 S. Sepulveda Blvd. is A Conversation With Edith Head, written by Paddy Calistro and Susan Claassen, and starring Susan, is based on costume designer Edith Head’s Hollywood. This feast of delicious behind-the-scene stories about Hollywood’s and provide an intimate portrait of the legendary costume designer. In her six decades, she worked on 1,100 films, dressed the greatest stars of Hollywood, and won 8 Oscars. A portion of the proceeds from opening night benefit The Roar Foundation. For ticket information ($40 general admission) call 310-4772055 or go to www.odysseytheatre.com.
TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Oct. 28). This year you solve small problems, and big ones solve themselves. With your own brand of practical magic, you’ll turn a dysfunctional scene into a highly profitable scenario. A key introduction happens in November, and it’s amazing how one person can expand your horizons. Invest in yourself and your talent in May. Aries and Gemini people adore you. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). There’s a reason why most organizations appoint one person to be the leader and not an entire group of people. Committees can be more trouble than they are worth. You’ll see an illustration of this today. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You realize you don’t have to own things in order to get good use out of them. You’ll do everything you need using what is borrowed, rented or available to the public. How convenient! CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You have a knack for turning a necessity into an object of loveliness. The total satisfaction of seeing the manifestation of your idea will be worth the effort you put forth in its development. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Justice never sleeps. It will be crucial to your own sleeping patterns that you sort out an unjust situation in your waking hours. Do what it takes to keep your own conscience clear, and encourage others to do the right thing, too. PISCES (Feb. 19-Mar. 20). You inspire and empower people around you. The best part is you don’t have to be in charge of things for this dynamic to happen. You simply contribute in a way others admire. ARIES (Mar. 21-Apr. 19). You wouldn’t mind hearing about how brilliant you are, and yet those around you are not mentioning it today. Here’s your astrologer, picking up the slack–you are brilliant! TAURUS (Apr. 20-May 20). Choose your teachers carefully. Kindness and intelligence go hand in hand. Furthermore, anyone who is supposedly wise but doesn’t know how to love is a fraud. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). As you expand emotionally and physically, note that the very nature of stretching is that it goes beyond the usual range of motion. That said, it doesn’t have to actually hurt to do you some good. CANCER (June 22-July 22). You’ve been known to keep lists of important things, and yet lately you've fallen out of the habit. It’s true that you can remember quite a lot; however, you'll feel much freer if you commit the items to paper instead. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). The outside world is cacophony. You have to close the doors to get some peace. Also, some people in your life are quite noisy, though you may not notice this until they leave. You’ll experience first-hand why silence is golden. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You get the impression that the authority figures don’t know what’s going on, at least not completely. You have a better view of the day-to-day realities at the ground level, and there is opportunity in this position. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). The solution to today’s problems will be a synthesis of information from various people. Instead of asking “who” is right, you ask “what” is right. And you realize that there is not one person who holds all of the correct answers. ROBINSON GARDEN– The Friends of Robinson Garden hosted “A Century of Gracious Living” dinner-dance at the Virginia Robinson Estate. The event honored founder Joan Selwyn (right). She is congratulated by gala chair Adrienne Horwitch (left) and co-chair Kerstin Royce.
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BEVERLY HILLS G R O W I N G WITH GRACE— Beverly Hills resident Daisy Kleinberger celebrated her 100th birthday Oct. 2. The centurion enjoys playing bingo and is currently taking acting classes.
Isabella’s Partners With Non-Profit By Krystal Leach de Amante Los Angeles based bakery Isabella’s Cookie Company is proud to announce its partnership with local non-profit organization Milk + Bookies. Isabella’s has created an extraordinary handmade baked chocolate chip cookie to help raise money for Milk + Bookies. The non-profit’s main goal is to inspire children’s philanthropy by encouraging them to donate their used books to peers in need. The cookie will help raise awareness about the Milk + Bookies’ program, while a portion of the proceeds will be donated toward inspiring children toward a lifetime of learning. The non-profit encourages
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These fault zones, if truly they exist and pose the risk stated by the Metro geologists, would preclude high-rise development particularly on the Westfield Century City property and 10000 Santa Monica Blvd. Existing buildings on the strip could not be redeveloped as a result. The net effect is to reduce the potential ridership generated from and to Century City. Removing these buildings from the ridership count drops the entire subway plan below the minimum level required to obtain federal funding. Ridership is the key consideration in planning a subway. The Westside Subway Extension already barely met the minimums required. Furthermore, the report calls into question any construction between Beverly Hills and the ocean. The Santa Monica Fault extends from the edge of Beverly Hills into the ocean. While this particular report fails to examine the Santa Monica Fault beyond Century City, it
is well-known previously. If similar new faults are “discovered,” those could also cause listing under Alquist-Priolo and kill new development, redevelopment, and the anticipated population density necessary to justify the subway. Full review of the made-toorder MTA report is just now beginning, but these conclusions already appear in the maps and diagrams released by Metro.
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reviewed or contributed to the study. The major fallacy of the Report is its conclusion that a subway station on Santa Monica Boulevard would be “unsafe” but a station barely 150 feet away would be “safe.” To become “unsafe,” the required earthquake would need to be at least a magnitude 6.9 earthquake and occur the length of the entire Santa Monica Fault to cause the 3 - 6 feet of damage in the Metro Report. Without predicting this kind of slippage, a subway station (which is a reinforced concrete box) would likely suffer no damage. The Report also fails to discuss the time
period over which this slippage would occur. The Report leaves the impression that all slippage would occur in one incident, but no evidence was discovered to indicate such a sudden move. No evidence of any earthquake of that magnitude occurring on the fault was reported by the Metro geologists. In addition, Metro omitted any discussion of a station located between the faults identified by their investigation. One expert pointed out to The Courier that: “The geologists were not asked to find a safe site. They were only asked to review the three sites they were told about.” Metro’s own Report shows a fault-free zone capable of holding the disputed station on Santa Monica Boulevard
October 28, 2011 | Page 23 between Avenue of the Stars and Century Park East. From Metro’s own Report, it can be concluded that such a location avoids the “dangers” posed by the flanking stations previously proposed. Further, Metro’s Report fails to discuss whether the necessary 6.9 quake would damage the proposed station on Constellation and Avenue of the Stars. Despite describing a series of faults that were created over tens of thousands of years, the Report does not discuss whether a new fault would in fact slice right through the Constellation station. Beverly Hills Unified School District experts are now reviewing the Metro Report in detail.
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BEVERLY HILLS ORDINANCE NO. 11-O-2614
PUBLIC NOTICES the drill site area, as well as the limitations and regulations set forth in this article to protect the citizens and residents of the city from odors, noise, dust, and the spreading of oil, dirt, and debris upon the public streets of the city, and to protect buildings and structures from vibrations, sinking, or other damages caused by the drilling for and production of oil and gas in an unrestricted location and manner.
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BEVERLY HILLS AMENDING THE BEVERLY HILLS MUNICIPAL CODE P R O V I S I O N S REGARDING OIL, GAS AND OTHER HYDROCARBON DRILLING AND EXTRACTION, PROHIBITING THE DRILLING AND EXTRACTION OF OIL, GAS AND OTHER HYDROCARBON SUBSTANCES FROM SURFACE LOCATIONS IN THE CITY, AND D. Except as otherREPEALING ORDI- wise provided in this NANCE NO. 11-O-2603 Article, no person shall drill, produce, or THE CITY COUNCIL extract oil, gas or other OF THE CITY OF BEV- hydrocarbon subERLY HILLS HEREBY stances from any surORDAINS AS FOL- face location in the LOWS: city.”
Section 1. Legislative Section 3. The City Findings. Council hereby amends in its entirety The City Council of the Section 10-5-302 of City of Beverly Hills is Article 3 of Chapter 5 concerned that oil and of Title 10 of the gas drilling and produc- Beverly Hills Municipal tion is not compatible Code to read as folwith other land uses in lows: the City. Such uses generate odors and “10-5-302: DRILLING noise, and reduce the AND PRODUCTION value and enjoyment of RESTRICTED: nearby properties. No similar industrial activi- A. No person shall drill ty is currently permitted for or produce oil, gas, within the City. Oil and or other hydrocarbon gas extraction is not substances from any compatible with the surface location within residential and com- the city, including any mercial uses allowed in controlled drill site, the City. As such, the whether the subsurCity Council wishes to face operation from consider a permanent such well is within or prohibition on the outside the city except drilling and extraction that production of oil, of oil, gas, and other gas and other hydrohydrocarbon sub- carbon substances stances from drill sites may continue from that surface in the City controlled drill site no. and to require that 1, as defined in existing uses discontin- Section 10-5-306 B. ue no later than until the date specified December 31, 2016. in Section 10-5-323 for cessation of such Section 2. The City activity. Council hereby amends subsection C of Section B. The council hereby 10-5-301 of Article 3 of finds and determines Chapter 5 of Title 10 of that it is, and it is herethe Beverly Hills by declared to be Municipal Code and unlawful and a public adds a new subsection nuisance for any perD to Section 10-5-301 son hereafter to erect of Article 3 of Chapter 5 any derrick or drilling of Title 10 to read as equipment and herefollows: after to drill a well in order to produce oil, “C. The council hereby gas or other hydrocarfinds and determines bon substances from that the uncontrolled drill sites that are drilling in the subsur- located in the city. face for oil, gas and other hydrocarbon sub- C. No person shall stances, and the drill for or produce oil, uncontrolled production gas or other hydrocarthereof, would be detri- bon substances from mental to the general the subsurface of the welfare of the citizens city from drill sites and residents of the located outside the city and detrimental to city, except as permitthe general public ted by this article. peace, health, safety, comfort, convenience, D. The council hereby and prosperity. The finds and determines council finds and deter- that it is, and it is heremines that subsurface by declared to be, areas within the city unlawful and a public may be explored for oil nuisance for any perand gas, and, if such son hereafter to drill an substances are found, oil well or produce oil, they may be produced gas or other hydrocarby directional or slant bon substances by drilling methods from directional or slant surface locations out- drilling methods from side the city. Such surface locations or operations must com- sites outside the city ply with the regulations which said wells pass of the city or county through or bottom in having local control of the subsurface of any
property located within the city, except in the manner provided in this article. E. No person shall drill or redrill or deepen below its present bottom any oil well for the production of or exploration for oil, gas or other hydrocarbon substances where any portion of the surface operation or the subsurface operation of such well is located within the city, except as authorized by this article.” Section 4. The City Council hereby amends in its entirety Section 10-5-306 of Article 3 of Chapter 5 of Title 10 of the Beverly Hills Municipal Code to read as follows:
of 79.07 feet to the end of said curve; thence continuing southwesterly along said northwesterly line of Olympic Boulevard south 59 (59°) degrees 13'04" west 184.45 feet to the point of beginning.” Section 5. The City Council hereby amends subsection C of Section 10-5-316 of Article 3 of Chapter 5 of Title 10 of the Beverly Hills Municipal Code to add a new paragraph 11 to read as follows:
“11. Any and all above surface equipment and extraction activities associated with any oil and gas or oil or gas well drilled pursuant to any council permit shall be located at least five hundred “10-5-306: DRILLING (500) feet from any AND PRODUCTION school or park site.” WITHIN THE CITY Section 6. The City LIMITS: Council hereby adds a A. The council finds new Section 10-5-323 and determines that to Article 3 of Chapter the location of drill 5 of Title 10 of the sites on real property Beverly Hills Municipal within the city is con- Code to read as foltrary to the public lows: health, safety, and CESSAgeneral welfare of the “10-5-323: citizens and inhabi- TION OF ACTIVITY: tants of the city. Notwithstanding Drilling from or produc- A. ing oil, gas or other the provisions of Title hydrocarbon sub- 10, Chapter 3, Article stances from surface 41, all drilling, produclocations within the city tion, and extraction occurring is hereby prohibited activities except that production from surface locations of oil, gas and other in the city, including hydrocarbon sub- controlled drill site no. stances may continue 1, shall cease by from controlled drill December 31, 2016. site no. 1 until the date specified in Section B. The city council 10-5-323 for cessation may extend the date set forth in Subsection of such activity. (A) for controlled drill B. Controlled drill site site no. 1 upon applino. 1 shall be and cation of the property embrace the real prop- owner and upon finderty in the city of ing that an extension Beverly Hills, County of time would be in the of Los Angeles, State public interest.” of California, Section 7. CEQA described as follows: Findings. That portion of Lots 843 and 844, Tract No. The City Council here7710, in the city of by finds that it can be Beverly Hills, County seen with certainty of Los Angeles, State that there is no possiof California, as bility that the adoption recorded in Book 83, and implementation of pages 94 and 95 of this Ordinance may Maps in the office of have a significant the Recorder of said effect on the environCounty, described as ment. This Ordinance does not authorize follows: construction and, in Beginning at the most fact, imposes greater southerly corner of restrictions on certain said Lot 843; thence development in order along the southwester- to protect the public ly line of said lot north health, safety and genThis 30 (30°) degrees eral welfare. 53'05" west 120.00 Ordinance is therefore feet; thence north 59 exempt from the envireview (59°) degrees 13'04" ronmental east 233.00 feet; requirements of the thence south 30 (30°) California Environmental degrees 46'56" east Quality Act (CEQA) 22.50 feet; thence pursuant to Section north 590 13'04" east 15061(b)(3) of Title 14 30.50 feet; thence of the California Code south 30 (30°) degrees of Regulations. 46'56" east 102.76 feet to a point on the north- Section 8. Severability. westerly line of Olympic Boulevard, If any section, subsecwhich is a curve con- tion, subdivision, sencave to the southeast tence, clause, phrase, and having a radius of or portion of this 593.11 feet; thence Ordinance or the applisouthwesterly along cation thereof to any said curve a distance person or place, is for
any reason held to be invalid or unconstitutional by the final decision of any court of competent jurisdiction, the remainder of this Ordinance shall be and remain in full force and effect. Section 9. Repeal of Interim Ordinance. The City Council hereby repeals Interim Ordinance No. 11-O2603, which repeal shall become effective upon this Ordinance taking effect. Section 10. Publication. The City Clerk shall certify to the adoption of this Ordinance and shall cause this Ordinance and his certification, together with proof of publication, to be entered in the Book of Ordinances of the Council of this City. ADOPTED: October 18, 2011 EFFECTIVE: November 18, 2011 BARRY BRUCKER Mayor of the City of Beverly Hills, California ATTEST: (SEAL) BYRON POPE City Clerk APPROVED AS TO FORM: LAURENCE S. WIENER City Manager APPROVED AS CONTENT: JEFFREY KOLIN City Attorney
SUSAN HEALY KEENE, AICP Director of Community Development VOTE: AYES: Councilmembers Bosse, Brien, and Mayor Brucker NOES: Councilmember Mirisch ABSENT: Councilmember Gold CARRIED —————————— NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE Trustee Sale No. 1102616-3 CA Loan No. 0159031079 Title Order No. 110312622-CA-MAI APN 5554-026-100YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED March 20, 2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On November 14, 2011, at 11:00 AM, By the fountain located at 400 Civic Center Plaza, Pomona, CA 91766, FIDELITY NATIONAL TITLE INSURANCE COMPANY, as the duly appointed Trustee, under and pursuant to the power of sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust Recorded on March 26, 2007, as Instrument No. 20070692065 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, CA, executed by: WILLIAM B FORD, A SINGLE MAN, as Trustor, in favor of Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., as Beneficiary, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER, in lawful money of the United States, all payable at the time of sale, that certain property situated
October 28, 2011 | Page 27 in said County, California describing the land therein as: AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED IN SAID DEED OF TRUST The property heretofore described is being sold "as is". The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 1209 NORTH KINGS ROAD #5, WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA 90069-0000 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 without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining unpaid balance of the obligations secured by and pursuant to the power of sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust (together with any modifications thereto). The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligations secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of this Notice of Trustee`s Sale is estimated to be $523,079.06 (Estimated), provided, however, prepayment premiums, accrued interest and advances will increase this figure prior to sale. Beneficiary`s bid at said sale may include all or part of said amount. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept a cashier`s check drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the California Financial Code and authorized to do business in California, or other such funds as may be acceptable to the trustee. In the event tender other than cash is accepted, the Trustee may withhold the issuance of the Trustee`s Deed Upon Sale until funds become available to the payee or endorsee as a matter of right. The property offered for sale excludes all funds held on account by the property receiver, if applicable. DATE: October 21, 2011 FIDELITY NATIONAL TITLE INSURANCE COMPANY, TRUSTEE 135 Main Street, Suite 1900 San Francisco, CA 94105 415-247-2450 Rosanna Chavez Authorized Signature SALE INFORMATION CAN BE OBTAINED ON LINE AT www.lpsasap.com AUTOMATED SALES INFORMATION PLEASE CALL 714.730.2727 ASAP# 4113598 10/21/2011, 10/28/2011, 11/04/2011 —————————— Trustee Sale No. 252575CA Loan No. 0082823006 Title Order No. 896315 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 0211-2004. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 11-14-2011 at 9:00 AM, CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 02-202004, Book N/A, Page N/A, Instrument 040390069, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of LOS
ANGELES County, California, executed by: DMITRY PESIKOV AND TATYANA PESIKOV, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS, as Trustor, WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, FA, as Beneficiary, will sell at public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a cashier’s 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. Sale will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to the Deed of Trust. The 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 the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Place of Sale: BEHIND THE FOUNTAIN LOCATED IN CIVIC CENTER PLAZA, 400 CIVIC CENTER PLAZA, POMONA, CA Legal Description: As more fully described in said Deed of Trust Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $545,425.68 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 938 HILLDALE AVENUE WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA 90069 APN Number: 4340-004-034 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. In compliance with California Civil Code 2923.5(c) the mortgagee, trustee, beneficiary, or authorized agent declares: that it has contacted the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure; or that it has made efforts to contact the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure by one of the following methods: by telephone; by United States mail; either 1st class or certified; by overnight delivery; by personal delivery; by email; by face to face meeting. DATE: 10-14-2011 CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY, as Trustee BRANDON ROYES, ASSISTANT SECRETARY CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. California Reconveyance Company 9200 Oakdale Avenue Mail Stop: CA2-4379 Chatsworth, CA 91311 800892-6902 For Sales Information: (714) 7302727 or www.lpsasap.com (714) 573-1965 or www.priorityposting.com P888339 10/21, 10/28, 11/04/2011 ——————————
Page 28 | October 28, 2011 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE TS No. 11-0054380 Title Order No. 11-0044709 Investor/Insurer No. 1698235096 APN No. 5554-021-033 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 03/25/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER." Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by WENDY SYPHURS, A SINGLE WOMAN, dated 03/25/2005 and recorded 03/29/05, as Instrument No. 05 0715895, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, will sell on 11/04/2011 at 9:00AM, Doubletree Hotel Los Angeles-Norwalk, 13111 Sycamore Drive, Norwalk, CA 90650, Vineyard Ballroom at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 1203 N SWEETZER AVE APT 108, WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA, 900693028. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $326,095.80. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier's checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ''AS IS'' condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 10/08/2011 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-0194 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 9274399 By Trustee's Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt
collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# F N M A 4 0 7 9 5 3 8 10/14/2011, 10/21/2011, 10/28/2011 ——————————— NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE Trustee Sale No. 751173CA Loan No. 3012289066 Title Order No. 110352081-CA-MAI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 12-202006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE P R O C E E D I N G S AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 11-04-2011 at 10:30 AM, CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 12-28-2006, Book N/A, Page N/A, Instrument 06 2881511, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California, executed by: THOMAS M MATTHEWS AND, CAROL L MATTHEWS, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS, as Trustor, WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, FA, as Beneficiary, will sell at public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier's check drawn by a state or national bank, a cashier's check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a cashier's 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. Sale will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to the Deed of Trust. The 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 the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Place of Sale: AT THE WEST SIDE OF THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY COURTHOUSE, DIRECTLY FACING NORWALK BOULEVARD, 12720 NORWALK BLVD. , NORWALK, CA Legal Description: THAT PORTION OF LOT 21 OF TRACT 6774, IN THE CITY OF LOS ANGELES, COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES, STATE OF CALIFORNIA, AS PER MAP RECORDED IN BOOK 70, PAGES 44 THROUGH 47 INCLUSIVE OF MAPS, IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY RECORDER OF SAID COUNTY, DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGINNING AT THE NORTHERLY TERMINUS OF THAT CERTAIN COURSE IN THE EASTERLY LINE OF SAID LOT 21, SHOWN ON THE MAP OF SAID TRACT NO. 6774, AS HAVING A
PUBLIC NOTICES BEARING OF SOUTH 7 34' 55'' EAST AND A LENGTH OF 88.34 FEET, SAID NORTHERLY TERMINUS BEING THE MOST SOUTHERLY CORNER OF THE LAND DESCRIBED IN THE DEED TO LOUIS NOCHENSON, RECORDED ON SEPTEMBER 27, 1957 AS INSTRUMENT NO. 145, IN BOOK 55713 PAGE 58 OF OFFICIAL RECORDS, OF SAID COUNTY; THENCE ALONG THE NORTHERLY PROLONGATION OF SAID CERTAIN COURSE AND ALONG THE WESTERLY LINE OF SAID LAND OF NOCHENSON, NORTH 7 34' 55'' WEST 40.00 FEET TO AN ANGLE POINT IN SAID WESTERLY LINE; THENCE CONTINUING ALONG SAID WESTERLY LINE NORTH 1? 05' 00'' EAST 137.53 FEET TO THE TRUE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUING NORTH 1 05' 00'' EAST 134.72 FEET TO THE MOST SOUTHERLY CORNER OF THE LAND DESCRIBED IN THE DEED TO JACK AMES AND WIFE, RECORDED NOVEMBER 15, 1957 AS INSTRUMENT NO. 1482, IN BOOK 56071 PAGE 383, OFFICIAL RECORDS; THENCE ALONG THE SOUTHERLY BOUNDARY OF THE LAND DESCRIBED IN THE DEED TO WILLIAM R. WILLIAMS AND WIFE, RECORDED ON AUGUST 9, 1958 AS INSTRUMENT NO. 905 IN BOOK D201 PAGE 338, OFFICIAL RECORDS, AS FOLLOWS: SOUTH 70 05' 54'' WEST 113.79 FEET; NORTH 86? 57' 57'' WEST 23.15 FEET AND SOUTH 76 02' 03'' WEST 61.77 FEET TO THE WESTERLY BOUNDARY OF SAID LOT; THENCE ALONG SAID WESTERLY BOUNDARY, SOUTH 39 07' 20'' EAST 9.96 FEET TO THE BEGINNING OF A CURVE THEREIN CONCAVE WESTERLY TANGENT TO SAID LAST MENTIONED COURSE AND HAVING A RADIUS OF 87.80 FEET; THENCE CONTINUING ALONG SAID LAST MENTIONED WESTERLY BOUNDARY SOUTHERLY ALONG SAID CURVE THROUGH A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 47 44' 20'' AN ARC DISTANCE OF 73.15 FEET TO THE END OF SAID CURVE; THENCE CONTINUING SAID WESTERLY BOUNDARY TANGENT TO SAID CURVE, SOUTH 8 37' 00'' WEST 15.42 FEET MORE OR LESS, TO A LINE WHICH BEARS SOUTH 86? 47' 20'' WEST FROM THE TRUE POINT OF BEGINNING, THENCE NORTH 86 47' 20'' EAST 165.10 FEET TO THE TRUE POINT OF BEGINNING. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $3,763,792.26 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 1280 ANGELO DRIVE BEVERLY HILLS, CA 90210 APN Number: 4357-014-007 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The property heretofore described is being sold "as is". In compliance with California Civil Code 2923.5(c) the mortgagee,
trustee, beneficiary, or authorized agent declares: that it has contacted the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure; or that it has made efforts to contact the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure by one of the following methods: by telephone; by United States mail; either 1st class or certified; by overnight delivery; by personal delivery; by e-mail; by face to face meeting. DATE: 1013-2011 CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY, as Trustee RIKKI JACOBS, ASSISTANT SECRETARY CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. California Reconveyance Company 9200 Oakdale Avenue Mail Stop: CA2-4379 Chatsworth, CA 91311 800-892-6902 For Sales Information: (714) 7302727 or www.lpsasap.com (714) 573-1965 or www.priorityposting.com ASAP# 4100458 10/14/2011, 10/21/2011, 10/28/2011 —————————— NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE TSG No.: 5302884 TS No.: CA1100227780 FHA/VA/PMI No.: APN:4344?044?006 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 04/11/06. 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 November 3, 2011 at 11:30 AM, First American Trustee Servicing Solutions, LLC, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded 04/24/06, as Instrument No. 06 0885749, in book , page , of Official Records in the Office of the County Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, State of California. Executed by: HUSHANG MOLAYEM AND MARJANEH MOLAYEM, HUSBAND AND WIFE,. WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, CASHIER'S CHECK/CASH EQUIVALENT or other form of payment authorized by 2924h(b), (Payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States) At the front entrance to the Pomona Superior Courts Building, 350 W. Mission Blvd. Pomona, CA.. 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: AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED IN THE ABOVE MENTIONED DEED OF TRUST APN# 4344?044?006. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 612 N CRESCENT DRIVE, BEVERLY HILLS, CA 90210. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other
common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made, 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, under the terms of said Deed of Trust, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $592,055.84. 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. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee's Trustee. The beneficiary or servicing agent declares that it has obtained from the Commissioner of Corporations a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to California Civil Code Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the Notice of Sale is filed and/or The timeframe for giving Notice of Sale specified in subdivision (s) of California Civil Code Section 2923.52 applies and has been provided or the loan is exempt from the requirements. Date: 10/09/11, First American Title Insurance Company First American Trustee Servicing Solutions, LLC 3 First American Way, Santa Ana, CA 92707 Original document signed by Authorized Agent, Chet Sconyers -FOR TRUSTEE'S SALE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL (916) 939-0772. First American Trustee Servicing Solutions, LLC May be Acting as a Debt Collector Attempting to Collect a Debt. Any Information obtained may be used for that purpose. NPP0191222 10/14/11, 10/21/11, 10/28/11 ——————————Title No. 4397593 ALS No. 2010-4768 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT OF A LIEN, DATED JANUARY 17, 2011. 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. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT: On November 8, 2011, at 9:00 a.m., ASSOCIATION LIEN SERVICES, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to a certain lien, recorded on January 21, 2011, as instrument number 20110115008, of the official records of Los Angeles County, California. WILL SELL AT PUBLIC
AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR LAWFUL MONEY OF THE UNITED STATES, OR A CASHIERS CHECK at: Behind the fountain located in Civic Center Plaza, 400 Civic Center Plaza, Pomona CA. The street address and other common designations, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 221 S. Gale Drive, #105, Beverly Hills, CA 90211 Assessor's Parcel No. 4333-029-037 The owner(s) of the real property is purported to be: Lucrecia Mendez, an unmarried woman subject to the effect of a quitclaim deed dated October 1, 2008, executed by Lucrecia Mendez, which purportedly conveys the land to Steve Sommers, recorded October 8, 2008 as instrument no. 20081803277 of official records, and subject to the effect of a quitclaim deed dated March 12,2009 executed by Steven Summers, which purportedly conveys the land to Lucrecia Mendez recorded March 30, 2009 as instrument no. 20090453283 of official records The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designations, 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 a note, homeowner's assessment or other obligation secured by this lien, with interest and other sum as provided therein: plus advances, if any, under the terms thereof and interest on such advances, plus fees, charges, expenses of the Trustee and Trust created by said lien. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $23,027.23. Payment must be in cash, a cashier's check drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state bank or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings & loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. The real property described above is being sold subject to the right of redemption. The redemption period within which real property may be redeemed ends 90 days after the sale. The beneficiary of said Lien hereto 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. Date: September 27, 2011 Association Lien Services, as Trustee P.O. Box 64750, Los Angeles, CA 90064 (310) 207-2027 By: Rose Mantalozi, Trustee Officer P886075 10/14, 10/21, 10/28/2011 —————————— Title No. 4674266 ALS No. 2010-7522 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT OF A LIEN, DATED 3/1/2011.
UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE P R O C E E D I N G S AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT: On 11/4/2011, at 9:00 AM., ASSOCIATION LIEN SERVICES, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to a certain lien, recorded on 3/9/2011, as instrument number 20110358830, of the official records of Los Angeles County, California. WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR LAWFUL MONEY OF THE UNITED STATES, OR A CASHIERS CHECK at: Behind the fountain located in Civic Center Plaza, 400 Civic Center Plaza, Pomona CA.. The street address and other common designations, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 1131 Alta Loma Rd No 221, West Hollywood, CA 90069 Assessor's Parcel No. 5559-001-071 The owner(s) of the real property is purported to be: Thierry Smadja, A single man The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designations, 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 a note, homeowner's assessment or other obligation secured by this lien, with interest and other sum as provided therein: plus advances, if any, under the terms thereof and interest on such advances, plus fees, charges, expenses of the Trustee and Trust created by said lien. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $14,980.85. Payment must be in cash, a cashier's check drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state bank or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings & loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. The real property described above is being sold subject to the right of redemption. The redemption period within which real property may be redeemed ends 90 days after the sale. The beneficiary of said Lien hereto 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. Date: 9/29/2011 Association Lien Services, as Trustee P.O. Box 64750, Los Angeles, CA 90064 (310) 207-2027 By: Elsie Canul, Trustee Officer P887103 10/14, 10/21, 10/28/2011
BEVERLY HILLS T.S. No. 20110256 LOAN NO.: 1630395/SAVILLE NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE UNDER DEED OF TRUST YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 8/5/2008 UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE P R O C E E D I N G AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. Notice is hereby given that UNIONBANCAL MORTGAGE CORPORATION, as trustee, or successor trustee, or substituted trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by JAQUELINE SAVILLE, A SINGLE WOMAN Recorded 08/26/2008 in Book N/A Page N/A Inst. # 20081538353, of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, California, and pursuant to the Notice of Default and Election to Sell thereunder recorded 6/29/2011 in Book Page Inst. # 2011-0878656 of said Officials Records, will SELL on 11/4/2011 at 09:00 AM: Behind the fountain located in Civic Center Plaza, 400 Civic Center Plaza, Pomona CA at public auction to the highest bidder for cash (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States) (Note: Cashier’s check(s) must be made payable to UnionBanCal Mortgage Corporation) 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: As more fully described in said Deed of Trust The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 999 NORTH DOHENY DRIVE #401 WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA 90069 APN# 4340-027056 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $420,692.40. The Beneficiary may elect to bid less than the full credit bid. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept a cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. In the event tender other than cash is accepted, the Trustee may withhold the issuance of the Trustee’s Deed until funds become available to the payee or endorsee as a matter of right. Said
PUBLIC NOTICES sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed, advances thereunder, with interest as provided therein, and the unpaid principal of the note secured by said deed with interest thereon as provided in said Note, fees, charges and expenses of the trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. The mortgage loan servicer, beneficiary, or authorized agent has not obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53. The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply because: The loan was not recorded during the period of January 1, 2003 to January 1, 2008 UnionBanCal Mortgage 8248 Mercury Court. M520, PO BOX 85416 San Diego, California 92186-5416 858-4965484 UNIONBANCAL MORTGAGE CORPORATION By: TONI SCANDLYN, ASST. VICE PRESIDENT P887731, 10/14, 10/21, 10/28/2011 —————————— T.S. NO.: 10-00517 Loan Number: 9750417 T.O. 7742-284465 NOTICE OF UNIFIED TRUSTEE'S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 5/22/2007 AND SECURITY AGREEMENT DATED 5/31/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 11/18/2011, 9:00 AM, Stewart Default Services, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded on 5/31/2007, as Document No. 20071315495, of Official Records in the Office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, California, executed by ELM STREET PARTNERS, LLC, a California Limited Liability Company, as Trustor, First Regional Bank, 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: Behind the fountain located in Civic Center Plaza, 400 Civic Center Plaza, Pomona, CA, all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said Los Angeles County, California, describing
the land therein: LOT 1 OF TRACT 62388 IN THE CITY OF BEVERLY HILLS, COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES, STATE OF CALIFORNIA, AS SHOWN ON MAP RECORDED IN BOOK 1356 PAGE 79 THROUGH 81 OF TRACT MAPS, IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY RECORDER OF SAID COUNTY. SAID LAND IS FORMERLY KNOWN AS LOTS 1534 AND 1535 OF TRACT 6380 RECORDED IN BOOK 69 PAGE 11 OF MAPS, LOS ANGELES COUNTY. PORTIONS OF SAID LAND ARE ALSO KNOWN AS UNITS 101103, 106, 201-206, 301306, 401-406, 501-506, AND PH-1 OF TRACT 62388 IN THE CITY OF BEVERLY HILLS, COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES, STATE OF CALIFORNIA, AS SHOWN UPON CONDOMINIUM PLAN RECORDED DECEMBER 11, 2009 AS DOCUMENT 2009-1880113 OF OFFICIAL RECORDS OF SAID COUNTY. A.P.N.: 4331011-035; also formerly known as 4331-011-045 NOW KNOWN AS: 4331-011-046, 4331011-047, 4331-011-048, 4331-011-049, 4331011-050, 4331-011-051, 4331-011-052, 4331011-053, 4331-011-054, 4331-011-055, 4331011-056, 4331-011-057, 4331-011-058, 4331011-059, 4331-011-060, 4331-011-061, 4331011-062, 4331-011-063, 4331-011-064, 4331011-065, 4331-011-066, 4331-011-067, 4331011-068, 4331-011-069, 4331-011-070, 4331011-071, 4331-011-072, 4331-011-073, 4331011-074. 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: 304 South Elm Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 91212 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 trust created by said Deed of Trust, to-wit: $18,782,505.89 (estimated). Accrued interest and additional advances, if any, will increase the figure prior to sale. Beneficiary hereby elects to conduct a unified foreclosure sale pursuant to the provisions of California Commercial Code section 9604, et seq., and to include in the non judicial foreclosure of the real property interest described in the Security Agreement dated 5/31/2007, between the original trustor and the original
beneficiary, as it may have been amended from time to time, and pursuant to any other instruments between the trustor and beneficiary referencing a security interest in personal property. Beneficiary reserves its right to revoke its election as to some or all of said personal property and/or fixtures, or to add additional personal property and/or fixtures to the election herein expressed, as Beneficiary's sole election, from time to time and at any time until the consummation of the Trustee's Sale to be conducted pursuant to the Deed of Trust and this Notice of Trustee's Sale. See the Deed of Trust, if applicable. The personal property which was given as security for trustor's obligation is described in the UCC Financing Statement recorded 5/31/2007 as Instrument No. 20071315497, Official records of Los Angeles County and filed on 06/08/2007 as Filing Number 07-7117136134 with California Secretary of State and is more described as follows: All Inventory, Chattel Paper, Accounts, Equipment, General Intangibles and Fixtures; whether any of the foregoing is owned now or acquired later; all accessions, additions, replacements, and substitutions relating to any of the foregoing; all records of any kind relating to any of the foregoing; all proceeds relating to any of the foregoing (including insurance, general intangibles and other accounts proceeds). No warranty is made that any or all of the personal property still exists or is available for the successful bidder and no warranty is made as to the condition of any of the personal property, which shall be sold "as is" "where is". The beneficiary under the 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. The beneficiary or servicing agent declares that it has obtained from the Commissioner of Corporations a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to California Civil Code Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the Notice of Sale is filed and/or the timeframe for giving Notice of Sale specified in subdivision(s) of California Civil Code Section 2923.52 applies and has been provided or the loan is exempt from the requirements. 10/19/2011 Stewart Default Services Olesya Williams, Trustee Sale Officer 7676 Hazard Center Drive, Suite 820 San Diego, California 92108 (888) 210-6524
Sale Line: 714-573-1965 Website: www.priorityposting.com P890028 10/28, 11/4, 11/11/2011 Trustee Sale No. 751199CA Loan No. 0681827812 Title Order No. 110355064-CAMAI NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 09-09-2004. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 11-14-2011 at 10:30 AM, CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 09-16-2004, Book N/A, Page N/A, Instrument 04 2380496, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California, executed by: ALBERT YAMIN AND JACKLIN BRAL, TRUSTEES OF THE ALBERT AND JACKLIN YAMIN TRUST, DATED MAY 4, 2004, as Trustor, WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, FA, as Beneficiary, will sell at public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a cashier’s 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. Sale will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to the Deed of Trust. The 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 the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Place of Sale: THE FRONT ENTRANCE TO THE POMONA SUPERIOR COURTS BUILDING, 350 W. MISSION BOULEVARD, POMONA, CA Legal Description: As more fully described in said Deed of Trust Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $1,216,967.70 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 9774 BURNLEY PLACE BEVERLY HILLS, CA 90210 APN Number: 4385-022-035 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. In compliance with California Civil Code 2923.5(c) the mortgagee, trustee, beneficiary, or authorized agent declares: that it has contacted the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure; or that it has made efforts to contact the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure by one of the following methods: by telephone; by United States
October 28, 2011 | Page 29 mail; either 1st class or certified; by overnight delivery; by personal delivery; by email; by face to face meeting. DATE: 10-14-2011 CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY, as Trustee CASIMIR NUNEZ, ASSISTANT SECRETARY CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. California Reconveyance Company 9200 Oakdale Avenue Mail Stop: CA2-4379 Chatsworth, CA 91311 800892-6902 For Sales Information: (714) 730-2727 or www.lpsasap.com (714) 573-1965 or www.priorityposting.com P884025 10/21, 10/28, 11/04/2011 ————
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2011109878 The following is/are doing business as: 1) TIP ESSENTIALS, INC. 2) TEI SPA ESSENTIALS 11729 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90025; Tip Essentials, Inc. 11729 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90025; The business is conducted by: A CORPORATION, registrant(s) has begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein June 01, 2007: Pei Eichel, Ceo/Founder; Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: October 03, 2011; Published: October 14, 21, 28, November 04, 2011 LACC N/C ——— FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2011110871 The following is/are doing business as: ELITE PERSONAL SEARCH 350 S Beverly Dr. #220, Beverly Hills, CA 90212; Active Singles, LLC 10100 Santa Monica Blvd. #410, Los Angeles, CA 90067; The business is conducted by: A LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY, registrant(s) has begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein June 08, 2006: Jeremy Milken, Manager; Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: October 05, 2011; Published: October 14, 21, 28, November 04, 2011 LACC N/C ——— FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2011110873 The following is/are doing business as: MYSENIORCARE 350 S Beverly Dr. #220, Beverly Hills, CA 90212; Senior Care Directory, LLC 1250 4th St. 5th Flr., Santa Monica, CA 90401; The business is conducted by: A LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY, registrant(s) has NOT begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein: Jeremy Milken, Manager; Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: October 05, 2011; Published: October 14, 21, 28, November 04, 2011 LACC N/C ——— FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2011110879 The following is/are doing business as: 1) EMERSON RYDER 2) EMERSON & RYDER 414 N. Camden #940, Beverly Hills, CA 90210; Alana Sands 414 N. Camden #940, Beverly Hills, CA 90210; The business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL, registrant(s) has NOT begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein: Alana Sands; Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: October 05, 2011; Published: October 14, 21, 28, November 04, 2011 LACC N/C ——— FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2011110885 The following is/are doing business as: ARCHITECTURA 9520 W. Olympic Blvd. #202, Beverly Hills, CA 90212; Jonathan Massaband 9520 W. Olympic Blvd. #202, Beverly Hills, CA 90212; The business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL, registrant(s) has NOT begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein: Jonathan Massaband; Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: October 05, 2011; Published: October 14, 21, 28, November 04, 2011 LACC N/C ——— FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2011110895 The following is/are doing business as: 1) TA INVESTORS 2) SELL MY GOLD NOW 2360 Mariscal Lane, Los Angeles, CA 90046; Tucker Simmons 2360 Mariscal Ln., Los Angeles, CA 90046 Aleksandr Drogobetski 2360 Mariscal Ln., Los Angeles, CA 90046; The business is conducted by: A GENERAL PARTNERSHIP, registrant(s) has NOT begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein: Aleksandr Drogobetski; Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: October 05, 2011; Published: October 14, 21, 28, November 04, 2011 LACC N/C ——— FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2011107669 The following is/are doing business as: PRO DOMESTICS, INC. 2901 Griffith Park Blvd. #B, Los Angeles, CA 90027; Pro Domestics, Inc. 1934 72nd St., Darien, IL 60561; The business is conducted by: A CORPORATION, registrant(s) has NOT begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein: Regina Vaicekauskaite, President; Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: September 28, 2011; Published: October 14, 21, 28, November 04, 2011 LACC N/C ——— STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME 2011071549 The following person(s) has/have abandoned the use of the fictitious business name: 4M VENDING 118 S. Beverly Dr. #215, Beverly Hills, CA 90212; The fictitious business
name referred to above was filed on (date): July 27, 2011 in the county of Los Angeles; Mathieu A. Wiener 1050 Carolyn Way, Beverly Hills, CA 90210; The business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL declare that all information in this statement is true and correct, Signed: Mathieu A. Wiener, Owner; Statement #2011118960 is filed with the County of Los Angeles: October 19, 2011; Published: October 21, 28, November 04, 11, 2011 LACC N/C ——— FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2011118961 The following is/are doing business as: 4M VENDING 118 S. Beverly Dr. #215, Beverly Hills, CA 90212; 4m Laundry, LLC. 118 S. Beverly Dr. #215, Beverly Hills, CA 90212; The business is conducted by: A LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY, registrant(s) has NOT begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein: Michael Wiener, President of Manager; Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: October 19, 2011; Published: October 21, 28, November 04, 11, 2011 LACC N/C ——— FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2011112217 The following is/are doing business as: 1) BRAIN HEALTH CENTER CHINESE ACUPUNCTURE 2) B.H.C.C.A. 201 N. Robertson Blvd. #207, Beverly Hills, CA 90211; Linda Y. Ho 201 N. Robertson Blvd. #207, Beverly Hills, CA 90211; The business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL, registrant(s) has NOT begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein: Linda Ho; Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: October 06, 2011; Published: October 28, November 04, 11, 18, 2011 LACC N/C ——— FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2011119462 The following is/are doing business as: 1) DUCK’S GUTZ 2) DUCK GUTZ 3) THE DUCK’S GUTZ 3348 E. 14th St., Los Angeles, CA 90023; Jacalyn Yoo 9924 Durant Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90212; The business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL, registrant(s) has NOT begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein: Jacalyn Yoo; Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: October 20, 2011; Published: October 28, November 04, 11, 18, 2011 LACC N/C ——— FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2011119513 The following is/are doing business as: BORN TO GLOW TANNING 8319 Kirkwood Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90046; Jennifer Lee 8319 Kirkwood Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90046; The business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL, registrant(s) has NOT begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein: Jennifer Lee; Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: October 20, 2011; Published: October 28, November 04, 11, 18, 2011 LACC N/C ——— FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2011119520 The following is/are doing business as: 1) 2 BROKE GIRLS 2) TWO BROKE GRILS 3) 2 BROKE GIRLS CLOTHING 4) 2 BROKE GIRLS VINTAGE 5) TWO BROKE GIRLS CLOTHING 6) TWO BROKE GIRLS VINTAGE 409 N. Camden Dr. #104, Beverly Hils, CA 90210; Susan Stillman 409 N. Camden Dr. #104, Beverly Hills, CA 90210; Jennifer Stillman 409 N. Camden Dr. #104, Beverly Hills, CA 90210; The business is conducted by: A GENERAL PARTNERSHIP, registrant(s) has NOT begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein: Jennifer Stillman; Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: October 20, 2011; Published: October 28, November 04, 11, 18, 2011 LACC N/C ——— FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2011119529 The following is/are doing business as: CANDLE FOR A CAUSE 959 N. Croft Ave. #4, Los Angeles, CA 90069; Vickie Wagner 959 N. Croft Ave. #4, Los Angeles, CA 90069; The business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL, registrant(s) has NOT begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein: Vickie Wagner; Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: October 20, 2011; Published: October 28, November 04, 11, 18, 2011 LACC N/C ——— FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2011117452 The following is/are doing business as: 1) LOANMAX 2) MONEYMAX 2706 E. South St., Long Beach, CA 90805; Pennbrooke Financial Services, LLC 3440 Preston Ridge Rd. #500, Alpharetta, GA 30005; The business is conducted by: A LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY, registrant(s) has NOT begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein: Kenneth Wayco, President; Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: October 18, 2011; Published: October 28, November 04, 11, 18, 2011 LACC N/C ——— NOTICE OF APPLICATION TO SELL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES Date of Filing Application: OCTOBER 19, 2011 To Whom It May Concern: The Name(s) of the Applicant(s) is/are: STROUK GROUP INC. The applicants listed above are applying to the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to sell alcoholic beverages at: 447 N. CANON DR. BEVERLY HILLS, CA 90210 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 10/21/11, 10/28/11, 11/04/11 BHC 299378 BEVERLY HILLS COURIER
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SANTA MONICA BEVERLY HILLS C U LV E R C I T Y 3830 Vinton Ave. 427 Montana Ave. • • • • • • • • • SINGLE • • • • • • S t o r a g e •• 32 Bedroom • B a t h • Space Pool, sauna, fridge, • GORGEOUS UNIT • dishwasher Av a i l a b l e intercom for Rent. Close to Beach . 310/393-3547
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• • • • 1 Bd.+Den+11/2 Ba. 1 • • • 2 • 2 Bdrm. +1 Bath • • Single+Loft+11/2 Ba. 2 Bdrm.+2 / Baths granite counter tops & RIVATE I NDOOR POOL P Controlled access, all new appliances. • S i n g l e • New Kitchen parking, laundry facility.
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* • 310/246-3889 • * SANTA MONICA * Large fireplace, *
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New hardwood floors. Large living room with floor to ceiling windows and breathtaking views. Master suit with granite counters, private e l e vator entry to unit, central air, w/d hook-up W E S T W O O D C e n t u r y T o w e r s Large patio off living/ 1380 Midvale Ave. CITY LIGHTS & MTN. VIEWS dining rooms, pool, • • • • • • 2 Bd.+2 Ba. Condo parking in gated sub• Fully Furnished • • 1 Bd.+1 Ba. terranean garage. 15th Fl. Remodeled kitch. Pool, elevator, Limited access bldg. controlled access, on- w/ new appliances, 2 prkg $3,850/MO. sight laundry, parking. $5,950/Month Call 323/944-0270 Close to U.C.L.A. AVAILABLE NOV. 15TH Cell 310/351-0729 310/473-1509 ( • ) ( • ) ( • ) ( • ) ( • ) • New Baths Central air/heat, • New Appliances fireplace, patio, Central Air, Fireplace controlled access, ~ LIKE A BEACH ~ pool, elevator, parking, $6,750/MO. laundry facility. 310/475-0608 310/312-9871
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843 4 St. • 2 Bd. + 2 Ba. W E S T W O O D • 1 Bd. + 1 Ba. 1409 Midvale Ave.
Pool, a/c, balcony, Rooftop pool, fridge, stove, laundry deck, gym, central air, rm., prkg., intercom elevator, intercom entry, on-sight laundry, parking. entry, elevator.
310/478-8616 2 Bdrm. + 1 Bath 1 Bdrm. + 1 Bath = BRENTWOOD =
Patio, stove, controlled access, 417 S. Barrington Av. BEVERLY HILLS on-site laundry, prkg. : : : : : : : : : : : : : : Newly Remodeled C L O S E T O S H O P S BRENTWOOD & U.C.L.A. CLOSE 1307 Barry Ave. • 1 Bdrm.+1 Bath • ~ 310/476-3824 ~ 2 BDRMS + 2 BATHS & R ESTAURANTS . Hardwood floors, 310/473-1509 Hardwood floors, new pool, laundry facility, 310/385-9169 BRENTWOOD SMALL QUIET BLDG. kitchen, central air & controlled access, prkg. 11640 Kiowa Ave. heat, laundry, parking. BEVERLY HILLS ADJ. Newly Updated BEVERLY HILLS Close to Near Cedar Sinai and 120 S. Swall Dr. 2 Bdrm. + 2 Bath 443 S. Oakhurst Dr. Brentwood Village.
The Beverly Center. • • • • • • • • • Susann 310/560-4092 • 1 Bedroom •• • Michael 310/497-9193 • 1 Bath ••
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2 Bath Balcony, dishwasher, VERY UNIQUE • MUST SEE 1 Bdrm. + 1 Bath a/c, heated pool, elevator controlled B RIGHT & S PACIOUS HOLLYWOOD Very Spacious, A/C, B EVERLY H ILLS access, on-site laundry, ~ WEST ~ 1769-1775 Sycamore Av. intercom entry, LIVING. L OS A NGELES on-sight laundry, prkg. parking. Close to • Bachelor Balcony, dishwasher, 12424 TeXaS Ave. Close to Cedars-Sinai, Brentwood Village, • S ingle • 1 Bdrm.+1 Bath • Shops & Restaurants. elevator, intercom Beverly Center, Controlled access, Very Nice Unit. entry, on-site • 310/826-4889 • shops, cafes laundry facility. Dishwasher, laundry, parking. & transportation. • BRENTWOOD • Utilities Included. balcony, on-site Please Call: 310/597-9750 laundry, covered prkg. 323/851-3790 310/435-3693 125 N. Barrington Av. 310/654-1507 Close to Everything. •• ••
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Balcony, Dishwasher, Clean, bright, nice size Intercom entry, on-sight apartments. Swimming parking, on-sight pool, laundry facilty laundry facility. CLOSE TO SHOPS+DINING. Close To U.C.L.A. • 310/476-2181 • CLOSE TO TRANSPORTATION. and gated garage. 818/669-1990 310/473-5061 Call 310/276-9871 Close to shopping. 310/820-1810 central air, fireplace, stove, elevator, intercom entry, prkg.
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Hrwd. flrs., fireplace, • Close to Beach • ==== + 2 Bath all appliances+washer/ 310/393-3547 Spacious, balcony, Heated pool, balcony, a/c, • • • • • • • • • • • dishwasher, refrigerator, dishwasher, controlled • dryer, grassy yards, Single • •• access, elevator, on-sight laundry In The HEART of detached garage. • • •••• laundry room, parking. and parking. BEV. HILLS TRIANGLE $3,900/Month 310/929-0610 A/C, pool, intercom 310/473-1509 170 N. Crescent Dr. 310/622-7407 4 Blks. to Beach. entry, laundry facility, 2 Bdrm. + 2 Bath BRENTWOOD elevator, parking. 440 ~ WEST ~ ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ 11730 Sunset Blvd. Close to U.C.L.A.
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STUNNING NEW 672 Kelton Ave. 11666 Goshen Ave. BEVERLY HILLS LUXURY PENTHOUSE 3 BDRMS + 2.5 BATH X-St. Strathmore (•)(•)(•)(•)(•) TOWNHOUSE Remodeled kitchen with
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• Condo Lease • View. 24hr. doorman, valet, pool, spa, gym. New S.S. appliances, carpet, blinds. Marble bath ctrs., many closets, balcony, wet bar, washer/dryer, central air, 2-sub parking. NEAR WESTWOOD VILLAGE.
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• BURTON WAY • 3 Bd.+Den+ 21/2 Ba.
2,200 SQ. FT. Fireplace, washer/dryer RICHLY REDONE hook-ups, new floors FRONT APT and carpet, central air, 4 BDRM + 3.5 BATH balcony, 2-parking. New kitchen with granite NO pets. $3,500/MO. countertops, new appliCall 310/777-0349 ances, new baths,new wood flooring, closets BEVERLY HILLS ADJ. galore, huge living room, 1017 S. SHERBOURNE large dining room, washer Very Private & Spacious & dryer, central air/ heat, 2 BDRM. + 1.5 BATH bar-b-que and sun on upper unit with breakfast roof, 2 car garage with and formal dining room. storage,security building. Yard, laundry & parking. 419 S. Palm Dr. $3,500/MO. Gina 310/600-2997 Call 213/804-3761 $ 3,900 a month * * * * * * * * * * * *
B.H. 2200 SQ.FT.
342 N. PALM DR. 2 BEDROOM + DEN + 2.5 BATHROOM
2 BD + DEN + 2.5 BA Upper with balcony, With locked elevator, Granite kitchen, marble private rooftop patio, floors, jacuzzi tub with large kitchen with new separate steam shower. appliances and granite Deluxe Unit. $3,400/MO. countertops, washer & dryer in unit, central (Minimum 2 year lease) By appointment only air/heat, Subterranean 818/679-6747 parking. $3,900/MO. (No Calls after 8 PM) CALL 310/385-7188
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1836 PARNELL AVE .
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Remodeled DuplexUpper W/Large Private Balcony LARGE 3 BDRMS + Den + 2 New Ba throoms. Dinning Room and Living Room. New Granite Kitchen. Hardwood floors. Fireplace. A/C, Oven, Refrigerator and Washer/Dryer in unit. Near Beverly Center. On Lovely Quiet Street. NO PETS.
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BEVERLY HILLS BEVERLY HILLS ADJ WEST L.A. PRIME LOCATION 320 S. CLARK DR. BEAUTIFUL 9583 ALCOTT ST. Robertson/Burton Way BEVERLY HILLS SINGLE APT. 1236 Amhearst Ave. * SPACIOUS * IMMACULATE • Large Unit • & BRENTWOOD / block N.of Wilshire 2 Bdrm. + 2 Bath 1 BEDROOM 2 BEDROOM, 2 BATH Upper unit with stove, LUXURY UNITS Dishwasher, a/c, $1,450/MO. fridge, hardwood flrs., Balcony, bar, fireplace, • SINGLES walk-in closet, wet Elevator, stall shower with 1 covered parking New stove, central A/C • 1 BEDROOMS bar, controlled access, space. No pets. + tub, large closet, A/C laundry on each floor, • 2 BEDROOMS on-site parking $1,145/MO. & laundry facility. elevator, 2-car parking. Hardwood flrs/Carpets ceiling fan, balcony, Utilities Included. controlled access, 310/820-8584 Great manager on-site 323/653-2551 quiet building, no pets. ————— ————— From $1,500-$2,200 Sorry No Pets. Call 424/249-3012 BEVERLY HILLS ADJ SANTA MONICA Shown by appointment $2,200 & Up or 323/252-5600 911 Wooster Apt.#4 • CONDO QUALITY • 310/966-1014 Call 310/278-6640 ————— Spacious 8 4 3 4 th S t . & Beautiful
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stove, fridge, parking LARGE STUDIO Facing Courtyard, & laundry facility. Lovely Heated pool, balcony, a/c, dishwasher, controlled Newly Redecorated. quiet neighborhood. access, elevator, $1,100/MO. No Pets Call 805/379-2000 laundry room, parking. $1,250MO. 310/929-0610 Call 310/653-2551 BEVERLY HILLS 4 Blks. to Beach.
all listings are on ————— centurycityliving.com ————— 1 BDRM, 1 BATH ————— Valet and Guest ~ WEST ~ $1,095/MO. Parking. Huge Heated SANTA MONICA L O S ANGELES 1/2 Month Free Rent Pool, Security Staff, CUTE STUDIOS (OAC) 2 Bdrm. + 1 Bath Doorman & House- Prime location. 7 blocks Upper unit with high 1 Bdrm. + 1 Bath ————— man, Switchboard to the beach, 3 blocks ceiling, Patio, stove, stove, fridge. HANCOCK PARK Tennis, Fitness Center to 3rd St. Promenade. controlled access, New carpet, laundry, CHARMING & PRIVATE Business Center Close to bus & shopping A/C, parking,Pets ok. on-site laundry, prkg.
Remodeled Kitchen+ SOUTH MAPLE DR. Baths. Granite ctrs., STUDIO GUESTHOUSE NEW LISTINGS EVERYDAY Spacious 3 Bd.+2 Ba. hardwood+marble $1,195/MO Hrwd. flrs., granite ctrs., floors, central air, good Kitchen with Appliances Call for latest properties Partly Furnished Full Bath, Air, Utilities eat-in kitch., wet bar, closet space, new DTV & Internet. CENTURY PARK EAST Call 310/653-2551 balcony, lots of closet fridge+ stove, patio, Mature Adults space, central air, laundry facility, 2-prkg. 1 BDRM, 1 BATH BEVERLY HILLS $2,000/MO. 2-sub parking. 310/922-2061 $2,650/MONTH 1 BDRM, 1 BATH Call 949/493-3323 $2,950/MO. $1,195/MO. High Floor Partial Ocean 310/653-2551 BEVERLY HILLS ADJ. 1/2 Month Free Rent Views. Huge Master BEVERLY HILLS LUXURIOUS Bedroom. Walk-in Closet (OAC) DOHENY/OLYMPIC 2 BDRM, 2 BATH 2 Bd.+1 Ba. • $1,950 Separate Stall Shower New carpet, laundry, HANCOCK PARK ADJ Large closets, balconies, Newly Remodeled Renovate Stainless Steel A/C, parking, Cats ok. LUXURY 3 BEDROOM all amenities in kitchen unit w/ updated kitch. Kitchen. Real Hardwood Call 310/278-8999 Floors. Heating & Air DUPLEX APARTMENT with granite counters & Spacious & Light. Hrwd. Conditioning Incl. Bay windows, new stainless steel sink, in dining, 2-a/c’s, ceiling Valet or Self Parking Extra Storage. new berber carpeted fans, 2-entrances,
Call 310/278-8999 1307 Barry Ave.
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Spacious & Bright ————— ————— SINGLE w/ Balcony Beverly Hills Adj.
New hrwd. flrs., full 3 r d & R o b e r t s o n kitchen, dining area, C OMPACT 1 B DRM . Carpets, drapes, refrigerator, stove, a/c, laundry facility, mini-blinds, stove, covered parking. refrigerator, balcony, $1,095 • Most Util. Paid parking. No pets. 310/276-2295 $1,075/Month Cell: 310/892-6010 310/275-0467
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kitchen, wall-to-wall carpet, owner occupied. No garage. Retired professional couple preferred. No Smokers. $2,900/MO. Call 323/829-2933
BEVERLY HILLS DUPLEX 8733 CLIFTON WAY 2 BEDROOMS 2 ND F LR , 2 C AR G ARAGE
a n d verticle blinds. fireplace, bar, washer / dryer included in laundry area. Secured building with garden courtyard. Choice location Near Beverly Center,CedarsSinai, Restaurants, Etc. No Pets. $2,550/MO. Shown By Appointment. 8544 BURTON WAY CALL 310/273-6770 or 310/274-2914
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Spacious 1,800 sq.ft. • BURTON WAY •
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ WELL MAINTAINED BLDG. LARGE CORNER 818/422-3755 CONDO
————— La Cienega/ Melrose Square 2 Bdrm.+2 Bath With Extra Large Living Room w/ laminate flrs. Pool, central air, balcony, elevator, gated entry, 2-car sub-prkg. No pets. $1,800
310/271-1898 1 Large living, formal 1 Bd.+Den+1 /2 Ba. 1,600 SQ. FT. BEVERLY HILLS d i n i n g / den, hardwd Fireplace, washer/dryer 1 Bdrm.+11/2 Bath floors, new central air/ hook-ups, hardwood New kitchen heat, elegant 2 new floors, new carpet, & appliances, baths, backyard, patio. central air, balcony, large living room
$2,900/MO. Call 310/277-6377
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THE BEVERLY HILLS COURIER CLASSIFIED SECTION
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From the Publisher CLIF SMITH
FIGHTING FOR BEVERLY HILLS We don’t want to engage in hyperbole. Overstatement can be good for effect, but use too much of it and no one pays any attention to you. This is a long way of saying: “Don’t cry wolf.” Of course, if you remember the fable the wolf actually did finally show up and eat the boy. Interests are trying to “eat” Beverly Hills. The “wolf” in this case is the Metropolitan Transit Authority apparently acting almost exclusively at the behest of our Third District Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky and L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. Their carefully crafted “scientific” report says that there are many earthquake faults along Santa Monica Boulevard, such that the two stations proposed there are not “safe.” Surprisingly, if you move 150 feet south to Constellation that same subway stop–unsafe in a 6.9 earthquake (something we have never had)–is suddenly safe. (Note that the geologists were NOT asked to find a “safe” location on Santa Monica Boulevard.) This is nonsense. The differences between the Santa Monica Boulevard and Constellation locations, if there are any, are virtually nil. Ask yourself this: “Is there any statistically significant difference between buying one California lottery ticket and none?” Answer: no, although maybe a 1:50 million chance exists. That’s about what the geologists wrote. They did not deal with damage to the “other” station that would happen in this hypothetical oncein-ten-thousand-years earthquake. Engineers we spoke with said the “energy released” would be the same at any place near the fault. They also told us that there is no possible way to predict that the “earth separation” Metro geologists tell us about would happen right where an old one occurred. They do tell us that surface erosion might have changed where the split happened. They also told us that the “3-6 foot displacement” feared by geologists would likely occur over centuries or millennia. Remember, “recent” to a geologist means “sometime during the last 1.8 million years!” What? The logical construct Metro uses to foreclose the two previously-identified Santa Monica Boulevard stations makes no sense. They ignore what would happen at Constellation given the same quake. They do not even address engineering aspects. They don’t mention the Hollywood and Highland tunnel that is built over the Santa Monica fault and right through it. The engineers can do this, but the Metro geologists do not do that sort of thing. They bore holes into the ground and read sand pockets. They don’t build tunnels. So, what happens to Beverly High? Our school board is fighting. Our council majority still will not. We have a school board election in a few days. Brian Goldberg is a proven leader and stalwart who actually does “fight for Beverly Hills.” Noah Margo promises he will. We give him the benefit of the doubt. We are just not sure about Frances Bilak or Louis Hall. Personally, Hall is highly intelligent, careful, studious and has a calm almost professorial demeanor. Would he be a better addition to the school board than Bilak who now has some marks against her? That’s for our voters to decide. We are still waiting for City Council member Julian Gold to make good on his campaign promise to “Ensure that the Metro does not tunnel under our schools or our residential streets.” [That’s a direct quote. Emphasis is his, in his “Dear Friends” letter announcing his kickoff on Jan. 9, 2011.] Where is the good doctor? So far, he’s been with his fellow physician Vice Mayor Willie Brien and Mayor Barry Brucker blocking preparations to fight. Will Gold join John Mirisch and Lili Bosse to fight Metro? We hope so. We really like men who keep their word, especially when that word was given to voters in a very close election. Is Dr. Gold a man of his word? Or will he use that old politician's excuse of “Well, I’ve learned more since I was elected” to get out of standing against Metro. We told the world Metro was coming under our high school. Julian wanted “45 days” to figure that out. Time’s up and Metro’s coming. So now what, Mr. Councilman? Redeem your pledge to the people. We now know how limited this Metro report is. It really creates a scenario for a “subway to no where,” or perhaps a “subway for no people” as its “earthquake zones” grow every time a geologist looks at some more sand pockets. We need fighters for the Beverly Hills now, and that is not hyperbole or overstatement. There really are wolves out there after us.
Please check out www.bhcourier.com for this week’s Police Blotter. Also online, you will find columns by Frances Allen and Connie Martinson
LETTERS If you or someone close to you is injured or killed by an unlicensed driver, you may be able to thank our Gov. Jerry Brown, who signed Assemblyman Gil Cedillo’s AB 353, which will soon allow unlicensed drivers to keep driving without any fear their cars could be impounded. (Not surprisingly, our own Mike Feuer voted “yes” on this bill.) The idea behind the bill is every bit as outrageous as it sounds. Previously, unlicensed drivers had their cars taken away, and there was a real incentive not to drive because of the risks. No longer. The new law allows unlicensed drivers to keep their cars and keep driving, license or not. The motive for passing this new law was that illegal alien drivers (who by the way are able to use public transportation or catch a ride with a licensed driver) were having their cars impounded for 30 days, and it was an inconvenience to them. Now any driver (legal or not) without a license need not fear having his vehicle impounded. It will be interesting to see how Cedillo and his cohorts Feuer and Gov. Brown, spin the law’s impact after the first child or family is killed by an unlicensed driver who would otherwise have had his vehicle taken away. Clearly, this law is not only an outrage, but also a series of tragedies waiting to happen. Mark A. Mendlovitz ****** I was delighted The Courier published Severn Ashkenazy’s letter regarding adult education. You gave voice to a concerned citizen, who speaks for those non-native residents who may, understandably, be hesitant to come forward in a second language. I now add my voice in an appeal to residents of this community who see the value of offering English as a second language classes to adults. I urge serious consideration of the continuance of “ESL” in your offerings in Beverly Hills Adult School. I know you've discontinued the other classes, many recreational, but language is an essential tool. Having participated as a volunteer teaching assistant in the ESL program at BHAS since 2005, I have experienced the utter appreciation of people from many other countries who have been helped in their efforts to learn our language. To deny earnest adults the opportunity to improve their ability to assimilate into our society seems a terrible disservice. Many times, I have had as class members, young mothers who have come to this country as part of a husband’s work-related situation, and are intent upon helping their children also learn our language so they can be productive citizens in their new homeland. Other class members have included a registered nurse, a medical doctor, a dentist, school teacher (in her former land), an aspiring actor who can make progress with help from ESL classes at BHAS, a computer programmer and a mechanical
Rabbi Jacob Pressman TWO BY TWO–THEY GO MARCHING THROUGH My title this week is the first line of a very old song, which somehow popped up in my memory: “Two by two, they go marching through, those sweethearts on parade.” This bizarre recollection was triggered by observing a new brand of couples. By now, after having officiated at the wedding ceremony for thousands of young lovers, I have also been called to officiate at the funeral service for some of those spouses who grew old and died, widowing their partners. Of late, I have become aware of some of those singletons who have found new companionship in one another and have been dating. As a rabbi, my first thought was that they should be hallowing their new partnership by getting married. However, in many cases they shared with me the problems they were trying to avoid. For one thing, many had grown children for whom it could be difficult calling a new spouse: “mom” or “dad.” For another, sometimes there were financial situations, which would be threatening to their heirs, or to their own savings. Moreover, the emotional bonds with new partners were not that passionately hot-blooded, but rather the pleasure of sharing common interests and combatting loneliness. How nice to go to the theater or opera or lecture or political rally with a companion, rather than alone. The need for such company does not diminish with age. I have been told that even in residences for the aged, there is much coupling, secret or public, to give those involved new objects of friendship and new feelings of self-worth. For those and other reasons I have ceased to be judgmental about such new partnerships and have become happy for them. I have even begun to hope that should I predecease my beloved wife that she would eventually have a worthy man to squire her around town rather than sit home lonesome and despairing over her lot. What do you think?
engineer, to cite just a few. These represent so many in the community as well as others who come from neighboring areas to gain from the superb ESL classes provided by BHAS. These are people who buy in Beverly Hills stores, eat in our restaurants, pay taxes and generally add to the financial well-being of the community. Also, many families have non-natives taking care of their children and elderly family members. Don’t you want these caretakers to be able to make a proper 911 call? At age 96, I moved recently to a retirement home in Maine to be close to my daughter and family but still have strong attachments to this community and hope the vital ESL program might continue to serve the many who choose to live here because of the of opportunities afforded them. I spent many hours helping eager people step toward better citizenship and productivity in their new country. I urge continuance of the ESL program in BHAS! Walter O. Eichenberger ****** If the MTA seismic analysis is correct then why are all the proposed subway routes in the direction of the fault lines, all going south of Santa Monica Boulevard?. Why not take the tunnels north away from the faults and under the golf course. No one lives on the land and a tremor or two each day might help sink a putt. Metro seems willing to spend $50+ million wiggling under our City. Instead, spend the money wiggling under the golf course where it will do no harm. Victor Moss ****** Who would ever think the entire MTA episode with mayoral closed door sessions and City Council/school board opposing interests could ever happen here? Every voting resident should learn a lesson from this—you get what you vote for! We should never again dismiss our privilege to vote, and it should be determined based on issues and crite-
ria that matter—not on superficialities as whether we like a candidate or if he belongs to our same group, etc. Mayor Brucker and Councilmen Brien and Gold will also learn a lesson....namely, failure to uphold their oaths to act in the interest of the community and its residents, and a resolute refusal to listen to their constituents but rather to act only for their own purposes will have consequences. How can anyone knowingly destroy the homes (and lives) of residents and destroy community institutions as the high school and not become a pariah within that community? It is just a matter of time when they will learn that lesson. Christine Skirmuntt Ford
Editor’s note: Both Drs. Brien and Gold are based at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Brien is a member of its board of directors. ****** Your Oct. 14 quote from a BHHS student that: “Beverly was lacking in creative outlets for kids” amazed me. At Beverly High, students can play an instrument, write for the literary magazine, the school newspaper, the yearbook, or the foreign language magazine, create TV shows, broadcast the news, build and program a robot, paint or draw, cook gourmet creations, act, sing, dance, choreograph, compose music, conduct a musical group, create ceramic sculptures, join one of dozens of clubs for so many different interests, design lighting or build sets, create props or costumes, build a website, program a computer, design a house and build a model of it, learn photography, lay out a page of a newspaper, learn Chinese or Spanish or French or Hebrew, play a dozen different sports, and much more. The addition of one more outlet with the Dreammakers show is great, but let’s not give the impression that Beverly is some vast cultural wasteland. Joel Pressman
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