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The Crescent Drive parking garage is now open. 4
A Beverly Vista third grade class tours Whole Foods. 4
BHHS will debut Twilight: Los Angeles 1992 Nov. 16 at the Salter Theater. 5
A Beverly Hills resident bakes “bite-sized healthy indulgences.” 5
Roger Daltrey visits the UCLA teem and young adult cancer patients. •Health & Wellness •Fashion •Birthdays
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Beverly Hills Resident To Lead NYC Veterans Day Parade recognizing that serving injured By Courier Staff Ronald A. Katz of Beverly soldiers need not be limited to the Hills, the founder of UCLA’s Op- U.S. Department of Veterans Aferation Mend, an organization fairs and the Armed Services. The goal of Operation Mend, that provides reconstructive sura collaboration gery and medical among UCLA, the services to military Brooke Army Medservice members ical Center in San wounded the Iraq Antonio, Texas, and and Afghanistan the and the Veterans conflicts, will serve Affairs Greater Los as a special grand Angeles Healthcare marshal for the System, is to bridge New York City Vetthe gap between erans Day Parade the best medical today. care the military The parade’s orcan offer with the ganizers, the United Ronald Katz best care the private War Veterans Council Board, unanimously selected sector can offer through private Katz for the honor based on his partnerships with institutions like leadership in founding and lead- UCLA. The Katz Family Foundation ing Operation Mend. Katz, an inventor and philan- provided the lead gift to establish thropist who serves on the board Operation Mend in 2007 and of Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical continues to support and champiCenter, helped launch the project, on the program.
NOVEMBER 11, 2011
Board President Lisa Korbatov
Board Vice President Brian Goldberg
By Krystal Leach de Amante Incumbent Beverly Hills Unified School District Vice President Brian Goldberg scored a huge victory in Tuesday’s election, finishing first by a stunning margin. His reelection marks a clear vote of confidence by the voters of Beverly Hills in his efforts to reform and upgrade the district. When first elected four
Boardmembers Jake Manaster and Steven Fenton
years ago, he and fellow-newcomer Steven Fenton (who did not seek reelection) began trying to correct problems that had festered for years under successive school boards headed first by current Mayor Barry Brucker and then his political adherents. During their first two years, Goldberg and Fenton were (see ‘ELECTION,’ page 14)
MTA Concedes Fault Study Will Destroy Subway Ridership
The Metropolitan Transit Authority joined car detailing and party balloon vendors by placing flyers about the tunnel under Beverly Hills High School on dozens of cars at and around Beverly Vista School Tuesday. “There is nothing more obnoxious than someone putting a piece of paper under your windshield wiper,” said one annoyed mom. “You don’t even see them until you’re in the driver’s seat and you have
By Courier Staff written by Metro’s PR head, The Metropolitan Transit Au- Steve Hymon. thority’s own blog, “The Source,” The major concession by has confirmed the most damag- Metro/Hymon is their failure to ing of The Courier’s articles from contest The Courier’s analysis of Oct. 21 and 28 chalthe “fault” study. lenging MTA’s new The Courier conFor The Courier’s Full “earthquake fault” Response to Metro see: cluded that the report that constudy, if accurate, cludes a subway http://bhcourier.com/article/L will block new tunnel must be dug ocal/Local/Full_Reply_to_Met Century City conunderneath Beverly struction required ro_Blog_Post/82620. Hills High School. to generate enough The blog conceding the ac- traffic to justify the subway excuracy of The Courier’s reports tension. first appeared Thursday, Nov. 3, (see ‘RIDERSHIP,’ page 32)
The corner of Gregory and Elm near Beverly Vista School.
Trial Starts For MTA Revenge Christiansen OnTheCourier Metropolitan Transit Au-
George Christy, Page 6 Makeup Artist Sian Griff Ages The Cherubic Leonardo DiCaprio 38 years in J. Edgar; Sex, Divorces, Scandals, Suicides, Unsolved Murders In Michael Gross’ Unreal Estate Editorial from Rabbi Pressman AND MORE
MTA Litters Beverly Hills with Propaganda Fliers
(see ‘LITTER,’ page 32)
• Announcements • Real Estate • Rentals • Sales • and More
By City News Service A former facilities director for Beverly Hills Unified negotiated contracts between the school district and a firm for which her company was being paid to do work on the side, a prosecutor told jurors as trial of the conflict-of-interest case got under way. In his opening statement, Deputy District Atty. Max Huntsman told the jury that former BHUSD facilities director Karen Ann Christiansen’s company was paid for work that she began in (see ‘CHRISTIANSEN,’ page 32)
thority yesterday afternoon attempted to cancel a year’s worth of advertising contracts with The Courier and its sister newspaper, the San Marino Tribune. The newspapers believe MTA has no right to cancel these contracts, but the action is clearly taken in retaliation for The Courier’s expose’s of faulty MTA reports and its attempt to tunnel under Beverly Hills High School. Courier/Tribune Publisher Clif Smith said: “We won't be bribed and we won't be extorted. These ads promote existing MTA (see ‘REVENGE,’ page 32)
ON THE SCENE—Dina and Clint Eastwood joined the crowd during AFI’s Hollywood premiere of Clint’s J. Edgar. More photos in George Christy’s column on page 6. Photo by Gilbert Flores /Celebrity Photo
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1:30 PM, or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard
Council Chambers Beverly Hills City Hall 455 North Rexford Drive Beverly Hills, CA 90210
The Planning Commission of the City of Beverly Hills, at its special meeting on Tuesday, November 22, 2011, will hold a public hearing beginning at 1:30 PM, or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard, to consider the project described below. The public is invited to attend the public hearing to comment on the project. Project Description
The project includes the proposed rezoning of three parcels of former railroad right-of-way property from Transportation (T-1) to Commercial (C-3); General Plan land use amendment from Railroad to Low Density General Commercial is also proposed. In addition to the proposed rezones and General Plan amendment for all three parcels, development of a three-story, 42-foot high, approximately 90,000 square foot commercial/office building with a three-level subterranean garage accommodating 274 parking spaces is proposed for the Wilco property, at 9844 Wilshire Boulevard. The Planning Commission will also consider a revised project that contains a new four-story, 66.5-foot in height office/retail building containing approximately 96,000 square foot floor area and a three-level subterranean garage accommodating 307 parking spaces at 9844 Wilshire Boulevard. A Final Environmental Impact Report including the Draft Environmental Impact Report and Comments and Responses has been prepared for the project. Updated technical studies may be required to document the changes in impacts associated with the revised project proposed for the 9848 Wilshire Boulevard property. The Planning Commission may provide direction and comments on the project and/or make a recommendation to the City Council. Project Location The project site is located on three properties including: • 9900 Santa Monica Boulevard (Applicant: Roxbury Management Co.), • 9844 Wilshire Boulevard (Applicant: Wilco LLC) and • 9817 Wilshire Boulevard (Applicant: Mr. Jeffrey Mirkin), in the City of Beverly Hills. The properties, which together total approximately 3.3 acres in size, are located along Santa Monica Boulevard, between the north roadway of Santa Monica Boulevard and the parcels fronting onto the south roadway of Santa Monica Boulevard, on either side of the intersection of Santa Monica and Wilshire Boulevards. 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, and an Environmental Impact Report has been prepared. Copies of all relevant material, including the project specifications, the environmental initial study and all documents referenced in the EIR are available for review in the offices of the Community Development Department of the City of Beverly Hills.
George Christy’s Pick Of The Week: Unforgettable! Marilyn.
ccompanying the full-page photographs are quotes. Marilyn: “If a star or studio chief or any other great movie personages find themselves sitting among a lot of nobodies, they get frightened – as if somebody was trying to demote them.”
A force remaining through decades. The young, the notso-young, and even the dead hold her in their dreams. n the heels of the November 23 release of My Week With Marilyn Starring Michelle Williams, we have Marilyn Monroe: Metamorphosis arriving this week in book stores and on the Internet, with a ransom of 200 photographs from a dozen illustrious photographers. A wonderful gift for the holidays or whenever, the book is being published by HarperCollins’ It imprint.
hotographer George Hurrell: “She did the same routine Jean Harlow did. She arrived wrapped in something, and all of a sudden let it fall. I presume the idea was to get you going. They were exhibitionists.”
avid Wills, an Australian-born curator/preservationist now a resident of Los Angeles, has amassed large independent archives of original photographs, negatives and transparencies. Thumbing through his tome’s 280 pages, the Marilyn collection staggers both eye and mind. Graphic designer Stephen Schmidt, a San Francisco native, is David’s co-author.
lla Fitzgerald: “I owe Marilyn Monroe a real debt. ‘It was because of her I played Mocambo. She called the owner … if he booked me she’d take a front table every night. She told him the press would go wild. Marilyn was there, front table, every night. The press went overboard … I never had to play a small jazz club again.”
The images create a phenomenal
illy Wilder: “She had flesh that photographed like flesh. You feel you can reach out and touch it.” Bette Davis: “Marilyn Monroe was a real sex symbol and so was the great Garbo. They didn’t need to say things, they just were. Name me a really true sex symbol in today’s movies. She doesn’t exist.” Truman Capote: “Sometimes she could be ethereal and sometimes like a waitress in a coffee shop.”
portfolio of Marilyn’s charismatic life. Her heralded photographers included Richard Avedon, Milton Greene, Cecil Beaton, Douglas Kirkland, Elliott Erwitt, Philippe Halsman, Willy Rizzo, Andre de Dienes, Bernard of Hollywood. When she was stalled by a minor accident in 1949, Tom Kelley paid her $50 for his infamous shot of Marilyn stretched out in the nude on a red velvet cloth. The money became a down payment on a used car for her “to drive around Hollywood looking for work.”
eorge Cukor: “I once heard her talk in her ordinary voice, which was quite unattractive. So she invented this appealing baby voice.” Montgomery Clift: “We attract people like honey does bees, but they’re generally the wrong people.” People want something from us – if only our energy. We need a period of being alone to become ourselves.”
“In more than half a century of
acqueline Kennedy Onassis: “She will go on eternally.”
our years later the photograph appeared in the first edition of Playboy magazine, quickly selling millions of calendars. Sadly, her image has been denigrated on coffee mugs, T-shirts, mouse pads, etc. trying to analyze what made her so unique, critics and biographers often overlooked that primary reason for Marilyn’s popularity is her exceptional visual quality,” writes David in his introduction. “Her most dynamic physical feature was undoubtedly her mouth … in the thousands of photos she left behind, what perhaps first comes to mind is her billionkilowatt
Kas Heppner (author’s collection)
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
If you challenge the Commission's final 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 Rita Naziri, Senior Planner in the Community Development Department, Planning Division at 310.285.1136 or by email at email@example.com. Copies of the applications, plans, and all environmental documents are on file in the Planning Department, and can be reviewed by any interested person at 455 N. Rexford Drive, Suite 100, Beverly Hills, CA. 90210. Jonathan Lait, AICP, City Planner
Marilyn Monroe starred in Billy Wilder’s 1955 The Seven Year Itch. This is among the 280 photographs in Marilyn Monroe: Metamorphosis.
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BH Porsche Announces Move To LA
HONORING LOCAL HEROES—The Rotary Club of Beverly Hills honored veterans from the West Los Angeles VA center, who had served in Iraq and Afghanistan at its Monday meeting. Pictured are veterans Aaron Bartenstein, Joseph D. Lindsey, David Goodie, Ray Allen, Raul Roman, Rashaun Underwood, Rodrick Toussant, Robert Rivera, Peter Mayotte, Michael Johnson and Chaplain Herman Kemp; and Club Member veterans Carl Gregory, Rev. Jim Morrison, George Fenimore, Offer Nissenbaum, Chief Dave Snowden, Tom Korey, Stanley Black, Gordon Gelfond, Mel Spitz, Sandy Habalow, Murray Hausner, Joe Bryant, Alan Bunnage, Fred Nason and Paul Kuperstein.
Beverly Hills Porsche will be moving to Los Angeles. L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa announced the move Tuesday while proposing eliminating the City’s business tax for auto dealers in a bid to keep new-car dealerships in Los Angeles. A statement released by the City of Beverly Hills said it was surprised by Porsche’s decision to move given conversations the City has had with them during the last few years. “We are reaching out to them to better understand their decision,” the statement read. “While we are always disappointed when a business leaves the City, we are delighted that other businesses compatible
with the Beverly Hills entertainment brand, such as Playboy, MGM and Google, have chosen to locate here just within the past year. “The City of Beverly Hills recognizes how important it is to retain brand car dealerships such as Porsche. Working closely with the Chamber of Commerce, the City has been actively engaged in business retention and attraction programs. As a result, many car dealerships such as Mercedes have thrived in the City for many years.” Recently, Audi decided to move into the former BMW dealership sites on Wilshire Boulevard and will open in January.
City/School Reps Gather For JPA Negotiations By Marla Schevker Representatives from the City Council and Board of Education gathered Tuesday to discuss final details before discussing actual dollar amounts of the Joint Power Agreement. The City/school liaison committee decided to create an Ad Hoc committee to conduct JPA negotiations in closed session. For these negotiations to take place in closed session and not violate the Brown Act, Mayor Barry Brucker had to
step down from the negotiation team. Councilwoman Lili Bosse will be joining Vice Mayor Willie Brien, Board Vice President Brian Goldberg and Boardmember Jake Manaster. Goldberg said he doesn’t mind going into closed session if it will help the conversations be frank and candid. Any decisions made in closed session are not final until approved by the full governing body. “I’m a big believer in having open meetings and having
people involved,” Goldberg said. “But if it helps us get to a resolution sooner, I’m all for it.” The negotiating team has decided it will hold four closed-session meetings from now until Dec. 15, in an attempt to agree on a dollar amount for the JPA. “I am feeling very optimistic we will get a win/win,” Bosse said. “Our goal is to have this wrapped up by Dec. 15 at the latest, but hopefully sooner.”
WHOLE FOODS—Carly Verstegen (back row, right) took her third grade Beverly Vista class on a tour of Whole Foods, given by Ellen Prager (back row, left). The class learned about healthy foods available at local grocery stores. Pictured (from left) Gabriela Aghachi, Tommy Austing, Arden Brown, Jayden Bulexa, Audrey Cmar, Avital Gotlieb, Mana Inoue, Jonathan Khazan, Sandy Kim, Sarah Lepkowitz, Camille Lieber, Antonio Logan, Stephanie Lopez, Samantha Maybaum, Dallas McIntosh, Alexa Newman, Esther Wolchin, Sienna Wolfe, and Aray Yektafar.
Council Continues View Restoration Ordinance The City Council decided to continue the Trousdale Estates View Restoration ordinance until its next meeting, Nov. 15. The council’s decision is based on the need to clarify some of the language used in the ordinance. Currently, it allows (view) owners, whose property views are obstructed by down-sloping property owner’s foliage, to approach the City for assistance in restor-
ing their vistas. After an owner approaches the City, the first step is an initial neighbor outreach. The City will provide a formatted letter for the owner to send (via certified mail) to their offending neighbor in attempt to negotiate on amicable terms. If the owner does not respond, third-party mediation is offered. If mediation goes unresolved, the owner filing the complaint then has the oppor-
OPENING DAY—Councilman Julian Gold, Vice Mayor Willie Brien, Councilwoman Lili Bosse, Mayor Barry Brucker and Councilman John Mirisch cut the ribbon on the new Crescent Drive parking garage.
Crescent Parking Garage Opens The City of Beverly Hills celebrated the opening of a three-level parking garage last Thursday. The lot is located on Crescent Drive, just south of N. Santa Monica Blvd. This parking lot does not offer free parking. The first two hours are $1 per hour; it is $3 per every half an hour with a max rate of $22 and a flat rate of $5 after 6 p.m. The monthly rate is $125.
tunity to apply for a formal Planning Commission hearing. The view owner is responsible for the entire cost of this process, including the creation of any necessary Planning Commission meeting staff reports. Senior Planner Michelle McGrath explained this process can cost anywhere from $10,000 to $15,000. There is also an area that
An electrical charging station is located on each floor at no additional charge. The lot offers approximately 470 parking spaces and three electrical charging stations. It is one of 19 lots throughout the City and one of seven to not offer any free parking. For more information on parking lots in Beverly Hills, visit www.beverlyhills.org/services/parking/parkingstructures.asp. MAN’S BEST F R I E N D — Westside German Shepherd Rescue kennel technician Stephanie Webster stands with Pippa, one of the 60 dogs up for adoption at the new hightech facility. Photo by Wendi Maraﬁno
(see ‘VIEW RESTORATION,’ page 33)
BHHS Prepares For Bi-Annual UCLA Blood Drive By Sayeh Mohammadi BHHS’s Associated Student Body will host its UCLA bi-annual blood drive on Dec. 1 at the cafeteria. The donation process will be operated by UCLA medical assistants. ASB says it hopes to beat a record of collecting 190 units of blood.
Donors must be at least age 17, weigh a minimum of 110 pounds and not have had any tattoos or piercings within the past year. Donors also cannot have traveled to certain countries within the past year or had a recent illness. The blood drive begins at 7:30 a.m. and will be drawing
blood until 1:30 pm. Donors will receive an AMC movie ticket, two hours of community service and various snacks. For more information, contact the ASB coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or any ASB representative at email@example.com.
Gershman Revolutionizes Rescues By Krystal Leach de Amante One Beverly Hills couple has endeavored to revolutionize the animal adoption system with the construction of a brand new, high-tech facility for the Westside German Shep-
herd Rescue. Owner/executive director Ron Gershman was inspired by his wife’s volunteer work with the former WGSR, previously operated out of an old ware(see ‘GERMAN SHEPHERD,’ page 14)
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New BHPD Program Aims To Combat Traffic Deaths And Injuries The BHPD was awarded a new traffic safety grant for a year-long program aimed at preventing death and injuries on public roads. The $140,000 grant awarded by the Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) will aid the City’s ongoing effort to improve traffic safety and quality of life. New equipment purchases and special traffic enforcement measures will be instituted by the BHPD as a part of an on-going commitment to keep the roadways safe through both enforcement and education. Lt. Shan Davis said this grant will assist in efforts to dealing with traffic safety problems and reducing the number of persons killed and injured in traffic collisions.
The grant specifically targets motorcycle safety, DUI offenders, drivers with suspended or revoked licenses, red light running and speeding violations. DUI/Drivers License Checkpoints are another key component. The grant also provides drug impairment training to help combat the increasing problem of drivers under the influence of legal and illegal substances. Beverly Hills police officers will be conducting specialized enforcement efforts throughout the next 12 months. Extra officers will be on duty patrolling areas and events where motorcycle crashes and incidents have occurred.
REHEARSAL TIME—Student actors from the BHHS Performing Arts Department rehearse a scene for their upcoming play Twilight: Los Angeles 1992 to open Nov. 16. at the Salter Theater. Curtain time is 7 p.m. and ticket prices are $12/adults, $8/students. Tickets can be purchased on line through the BHHS web store, at www.shopbhhs.com, or at the door. Due to the content of the play, it is not recommended for audiences younger than high school.
Skinny Batches Up Low-Fat Treats By Krystal Leach de Amante indulgences.” Her Oatmeal (plain, Young entrepreneur and Beverly raisin or chocolate chip), Salted Janets Hills resident Emme Tyler has cooked and Skinny Doodles cookies are all 45 up a gourmet batch of delectable treats calories each and also have zero trans to enjoy for one’s fat, zero preserva“guilt-free” pleasure. tives. She also A little over a makes a Gingeryear ago, the Stanbread Loaf, “the ford graduate transmost decadent of formed her love of the Skinny Batches chemistry, cooking, product line.” the remains of two Her streusel leftover Halloween was transformed pumpkins and a bad into the line’s signadate into her own ture innovation sweet creation called “Crumbies”, some“Skinny Batches.” where “between “I had a bad date coffee-cake and the night before Halmuffin.” Bit-sized low-calorie treats. loween and I had Tyler envisions these left over pumpher products being kins” she recalled. “I had made this offered in grocery stores like Sprouts, streusel–and that was kind of the birth Whole Foods and farmers markets. of (Skinny Batches).” To view the full product line, visit Since then, Tyler has whipped up skinnybatches.com. more specialized “bite-sized healthy SNOWBOARDING FUN—Eli Hacker getting ready for Snow Boarding at Snow Summit (2010 Season) The Beverly Hills School Ski Club still has availability for Dec. 16 ski trip 2 nights at Big Bear. For more information call Adi at 310-671-8018 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
BOGART RAISES BIG BUCKS—Yahoo! Sports presented A Day of Champions fundraiser, last Sunday at the Sports Museum of Los Angeles, which raised more than $400,000 to benefit The Bogart Pediatric Cancer Research Program. Pictured from left are Two And A Half Men actor Jon Cryer, and philanthropists Dr. Joshua Trabulus and his wife Joyce Bogart-Trabulus.
Oil Well Liaison Committee Begins Talks By Marla Schevker
The Oil Well Liaison committee, consisting of Councilmembers Lili Bosse and Julian Gold, and the Board of Education’s Jake Manaster and Steven Fenton, met for the first time last week. The committee’s objective is to find practical solutions to the Venoco oil wells space, whose lease expires on Dec. 31, 2016. Fenton was unable to attend the meeting. Manaster said he expressed concerns over the time frame to ready the site for future development or use. According to a draft report prepared by the City, remediation of the site, depending on the use, can take anywhere from 2 to 9 years. If the site is selected for commercial/industrial use, it can take 2 to 3 years. But if the site is designated for school facilities use, remediation can take anywhere from 6 to 9 years. He also said there was an interest to explore slant drilling or to tap the existing reservoir.
“We’re there to make sure the district isn’t at a disadvantage as a result of the City’s decision to not renew the lease and not allow for surface production to continue,” Manaster said. “Everyone agreed to do everything we can. The City needs to step up and assist in figuring out ways to not have this impact our education system and I did hear a willingness to partner on that.” Manaster said he felt the meeting was a productive first effort. “I found the open exchange of ideas and willingness of all parties to problem solve productive,” Manaster said. “I am looking forward to our next session.” Bosse had similar comments. “I believe we all walked away feeling optimistic and had many viable alternatives that we jointly agreed to explore,” Bosse said. “Our next meeting is in a month, (when) we will have more information on the alternatives we discussed.”
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lacks. While he has up and down emotional m o m e n t s throughout the film’s two-hourplus length, Leo’s voice remains generally flat, lacking inflection. Compare it to Judi Dench’s, who plays his mother and tells him she’d “rather have a dead son than a daffodil.”
S A Today’s Claudia Puig writes: “its tough to forget it is the actor Leo playing Hoover.” And the New York Observer’s Rex Reed assesses that Leo is miscast, as he was playing Howard Hughes in Martin Scorsese’s The Aviator. Rex adds that Leo is miscast in upcoming films playing Frank Sinatra and Jay Gatsby.
that created “a Mecca of selfinvention.”
prolific author whose bestsellers include 740 Park Avenue about Manhattan’s exclusive enclave, Michael’s written a richly readable history, alive with snap-crackle-pop gossip about our local czars and czarinas. Names are named. Both the known and the unknown.
he biggest surprise,” Michael finds, “was thinking I knew all about L.A. and discovering how little I actually knew. The city’s glitter and celluloid distracts attention from the people who inhabit it, a very different cast of characters, even more fascinating than the Hollywood stars and moguls.” He’s rides full gallop through the multimillionaire mansions that arose from the bean fields of Beverly Hills.
his week the J. Edgar publicity blitz exploded. The media hooking up with director Clint Eastwood and Armie Hammer nreal Estate kicks in who co-stars as with juicy tales about the Leonardo DiCaprio stars as FBI director Hoover’s protégé estates of Ron Burkle, Barbara J. Edgar Hoover in Clint Eastwood’s Clyde Tolson in an and Marvin Davis, Jerry J. Edgar. He ages 38 years in the impressive perhatever, Leo’s destined Perenchio, Lynda and Stewart movie, thanks to the makeup genius of formance as he to be nominated for a Best Resnick, etc. Michael explores Sian Griff. ages. Of course, Actor Oscar, although early the long ago Mafia ties with the Hoover looked the reclusive Leo, viewers nod to Jack Nicholson dysfunctional super-rich. Sex, ow hard was it to very different from who hounds the and his on-screen huevos, and yes. Divorces. Scandals. Armie Hammer make Leonardo DiCaprio look Leo,” Sian tells late-night club what his take would have been Suicides. Unsolved murders. 77 in J. Edgar?” asks John Young John Young. “The Not to be missed. in his “behind the scenes” makeup took four and a half scene with supermodels and with the Hoover character. gay activist screenwriter Dustin report about the Warner Bros. hours every morning, including his is Michael Gross’ ichael next returns to film in the November 11 issue a full bald cap with punched-in Lance Black. weekend in Los Angeles. He’s writing and researching his of Entertainment Weekly. “As hair, fake teeth, contact lenses, iscussions poured forth being feted by friends, and last native New York with the House any makeup artist will tell you, a ‘fat suit’, silicone prosthetics ad nauseum as to whether the night his Broadway Books pub- of Outrageous Fortune: 15 turning the clock forward is one glued onto his forehead, of Hollywood’s toughest tricks.” cheeks, mouth, neck and guarded, controversial and lishers hosted a celebratory Central Park West. “Had I the power-mad Hoover, who head- cocktail reception at the his- money that’s in Unreal Estates, hands.” ed the FBI for 38 years, was gay. toric Greystone mansion in I’d buy a bigger apartment in ell, makeup artist Sian The interviewees agreed there Beverly Hills. The evening New York and a house in L.A.’s Griff delivers her genius. ome IMDB users isn’t any factual documenta- launched the publication of Rustic or Mandeville Canyon. Turning the cherubic 36-year- approved,” writes John. old Leo into a 77-year-old “Others noted that DiCaprio’s tion. “No one really knows the Michael’s potent Unreal Estate, And a jet to fly between them. J.Edgar Hoover. “You’ve got a face ‘looks like it’s been cov- truth,” Leo, who researched Money, Ambition, And The Lust With that kind of change, I’d eat Hoover’s life for months, tells For Land In Los Angeles. pretty well, too.” battle on your hands because ered with silly putty.’” Time Magazine’s Belinda Online at Luscombe. ichael uncovers the www.bhcourier.com/georgechristy.cfm eviewing cinema’s past, real “tinsel underneath the he finds that transforming the ome experts say with- phony tinsel,” to loosely quote 23-year-old Orson Welles into out question he was a hetero- Oscar Levant, about the Who the aged Charles Foster Kane in sexual man, that Clyde Tolson and the Who reigning within 1941’s Citizen Kane took six to was his business partner and the Platinum Triangle that comseven hours. When 33-year they were of service to the prises Beverly Hills, Holmby old Dustin Hoffman in the country.” In truth, he was son- Hills and Bel-Air. Their highs 1970 Little Big Man became a of-a-bitch ballsy. and their lows in building what 121-year-old character, the the world sees as a golden makeup was considered “a n off-the-wall question: California dream. Albeit, as watershed moment.” has anyone considered the pos- Michael reminds, with blood, sibility that Hoover was a sexu- sweat, tears and backstabbing ohn grades the “aging al neuter? After gracefully – or not so graceful- Hoover’s marriage proly” of Orson Welles with a B. posal was rejected by Dustin Hoffman with an A. his secretary (played by Elizabeth Taylor in the 1966 a fine but wasted Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf Naomi Watts), did he receives an A. Billy Crystal’s panic that he was unat1992 Mr. Saturday Night is tractive and unworthy, awarded a C-. Winona Ryder in and ferociously 1990’s Edward Scissorhands embraced his work, rates a B+. Javier Bardem’s which destroyed his character in Love In The Time libido? Hoover also Of Cholera sinks with a D. And wanted to marry Brad Pitt’s aging in 2008’s The actress Dorothy Curious Case Of Benjamin Lamour. Button hits the high mark with an A. hen Leo’s not Shoe designer Christian on the screen, he’s narJames Brolin with wife Louboutin welcomed Solange omputer aging’s anticirating off camera. Barbra Streisand, who was Knowles (Beyonce’s sister) to pated to take over in time, but Every minute of J. honored by the CedarsBarney’s New York Beverly Hills the author believes “some Edgar is Leo’s movie. Sinai Board of Governors where he autographed copies of moviegoers will sigh that it An Rosie accomplished at the Beverly Hilton. HuntingtonLea Michele Crystal Lourd his eponymous coffee-table book doesn’t look right.” actor, his energy never Page 6 | November 11, 2011 Whiteley BEVERLY HILLS
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ARTHRITIS GALA— At the Arthritis Foundation “Commitment To A Cure” event at The Beverly Wilshire are: Manny Loya, foundation Pacific Region CEO; actress Teri Hatcher and Dr. Jeereddi Prasad, Jane Wyman Humanitarian Award honorees, and E. Robert Harris, M.D., chair of the Pacific Region board. Renowned pianist Byron Janis, who suffers from psoriatic arthritis, performed five pieces for a rapt audience. Now an Arthritis Foundation Ambassador, he told the crowd regarding a cure—“we will get there.”
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UCLA Launches Daltrey/Townshend Teen & Young Adult Cancer Program, First In U.S. Increasingly, physicians and hospitals are recognizing the special needs of adolescents. At Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, this recognition is manifesting in the form of a special unit—the UCLA Daltrey/Townshend Teen & Young Adult Cancer Program. The Daltrey/Townshend program—named for rock ’n’ roll legends Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend of The Who, whose U.K.-based Teenage Cancer Trust is supporting the project—is a special unit where young people with cancer are treated together and housed in adjoined patient rooms around a common lounge so they can emotionally support each other. The units are designed to provide, as closely as possible, a normal life, helping patients cope with grueling treatments and long hospital stays. The UCLA program will be the first of its kind in the U.S. Daltrey said, “We believe that teenagers have a much better chance in their fight against cancer if they are treated by experts specializing in their care in a compassionate environment tailored to their needs,” he said. He was joined by Robert Plant, of the band Led Zeppelin, who is also supporting the project. “We hope to bring the success of the Teenage Cancer Trust program in the U.K. to this inaugural program at UCLA,” Plant said. “The caring and support the program provides have made a huge difference in the lives of many teens and young adults who are battling cancer.” The program will be tailored
WHO VOCALIST VISITS—Rock ’n’ roll icon Roger Daltrey visited with UCLA teen and young adult cancer patients, including front, Xylina Ramirez, Bionca Crick and Jacquae Walker, and back, Breanna Gonzales and Karla Olvera flanking Daltrey. Photo courtesy of UCLA Health System/Reed Hutchinson
to meet patients’ individual needs throughout their cancer journey, from diagnosis to treatment and into survivorship. “It will also bring young people together so they can be teens and young adults first and foremost, enabling them to have their voices heard and to see the faces of other young people in the setting of cancer care,” said Dr. David T. Feinberg, president of the UCLA Health System. The project represents a partnership Feinberg envisions expanding to other medical institutions across the country. Such programs “will establish a more truly healing environment for our adolescent patients,” he said. Though the program will not
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Names In The News.... Jennifer Huson, MSN, RN, CPNP, CNF of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) was the top winner in the 2011Cherokee Inspired Comfort Awards, one of seven recipients nationwide In addition to her job in the CHLA pediatric intensive care unit, Huson has donated thousands of hours over the past 11 years to Dream Street Foundation, a nonprofit committed to improving the lives of children with chronic and life-threatening illnesses. As the volunteer nursing director, she works year-round organizing the logistics for two different summer camps that host children and young adults diagnosed with cancer, blood disorders and other long-term illnesses. While the normal sleep-away camps are unable to meet these children’s daily medical needs, Huson makes sure that Dream Street can provide the complex medical services to each child attending the camp. The awards are presented by Cherokee Uniforms.
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Karate Kids Founder Dawn Barnes Comes Home, Opens In Beverly Hills It took almost 20 years, but Dawn Barnes has finally come home to Beverly Hills. “I guess it’s true that good things come to those who wait.” The BHHS graduate is the founder of one of the most successful all-children’s martial schools in the world, Dawn Barnes Karate Kids. Opening its eighth location is a proud moment for Barnes. “It’s funny how life works. I had originally planned for my first school to be in Beverly Hills,” Barnes said. “When that didn’t work out, I figured my second school would be in Beverly Hills. Then the third and so on. I don’t know why the universe made me wait so long, but it’s thrilling to see my plan finally work out.” Business has never been easy for Barnes. When she set out to finance her first school, every bank refused her a business loan, forcing her to rely on credit cards. “I can’t blame them, really,” she said. “A woman teaching karate was unheard of back then. And when I told them I wanted to teach kids instead of adults, they looked at me like I was crazy.” Now Barnes has introduced age-appropriate instruction and a love-based teaching methodology. “Children are not the same as
adults. Even after all these years of writing advice columns and delivering lectures to other school owners, I see teachers yelling at kids like they’re in the military,” Barnes said. “It makes me sad to think about all the kids who missed out on the life-changing benefits of karate because of bad experiences at other schools.” The Black Belt magazine hall of farmer has taken her mission to provide “the best martial arts schools for children in the world” a step further by creating her own unique style of karate. Unlike most martial arts schools, which take adult styles and water them down for younger students, Gozen Karate is the world’s first and only martial arts style developed specifically for children. “Every technique is not only practical, but completely natural for a child’s body and mindset,” she said. “And when I say ‘a child’, I don’t mean to imply all children are the same. “A 2-year-old is as different from a 12-year-old as a 12-year-old is different from an adult. That’s why I have always insisted on breaking up my classes into different age groups.” Dawn Barnes Karate is located at 9170 W. Olympic Blvd. and offers free trial classes for children ages 2-14.
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Happenings Around Town
• Paul Sorvino Singing Concert Tonight At Saban Theater Legendary actor Paul Sorvino will bring his powerful voice to the Saban Theater, 8440 Wilshire B l v d . , tonight at 8 p.m. for a one-man concert of operatic arias, popular standards and classic Neapolitan Paul Sorvino love songs. Best known for his roles in films such as Goodfellas and Nixon, he has been honing his skill as a classically trained opera singer since childhood and has performed in various Broadway productions in a five decade career. Many celebrity friends of Sorvino are expected tonight including his Oscar-winning daughter Mira Sorvino, Joe Bologna, Frank Stallone, Vincent Spano, Lou Ferrigno, Renee Taylor, Shirley Jones, Marty Ingels, Joe Cortese, Robert Forster, Chuck McCann, Lainie Kazan, Norby Walters and many others. Proceeds derived from this performance benefit The Paul Sorvino Asthma Foundation Children’s Fund.
Tickets ($29 to $175) for this performance of “Paul Sorvino Sings” are on sale at Ticketmaster 800-745-3000 or box office: 323655-0111; www.paulsorvinosings.com. • Learn About Wine’s ‘Stars Of Cabernet’ At Peninsula Nov. 16 Learn About Wine’s wine tasting series: Ian Blackburn’s “Stars of Cabernet” featuring 30-40 leading cabernet producers (Justin, David Arthur, Lail, Cain, Heitz, Phelps, Grgich, Venge, ZD Patland, Moone Tsai, Knights Bridge, Kelleher, and Darms Lane. Limited to 150 guests, this is an unlimited tasting of the best cabernets available, accompanied by appetizers from The Peninsula Beverly Hills on Nov. 16 from 7 p.m. Also, a silent auction benefits TJ Martell Foundation – Children’s Cancer Research at Children’s Hospital L.A. Ticket Price: $175 in advance; $250 at the door (if available). For tickets visit: www.learnaboutwine.com or call 310-451-7600. • Jeffrey Foundation To Launch YES! Network At Lladró Nov. 17 The Jeffrey Foundation will host a benefit cocktail party from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 17, at Lladró Boutique, 408 N. Rodeo Dr., to kickoff its YES! Network. The latter is open to executives interested in networking at various
events and Lladró will donate 15 percent of all sales to the foundation. Singer Laurie Marchese and Barbara Berg Adams Music will entertain. Chaired by Nancy Jordan and co-chaired by Maryann Ridini Spencer, admission is $50. Information: 323-9657536 or: thejeffreyfoundation.com. • Jr. Philharmonic/BHUSD Community Concert Nov. 23 Beverly Hills Unified School District and the Jr. Philharmonic Orchestra are presenting a free Thanksgiving concert for the community at BHHS’ K.L. Peters Auditorium on Nov. 23 at 7:30 pm. Conductor Gary S. Greene takes the audience on a musical journey from Carnival Of The Animals narrated by actress June Lockhart. The repertoire includes the finale of Dvorak’s Symphony #8, Rim-sky-Korsakov’s Capriccio Espagnole, selections from the musical Grease and more. For tickets, send a selfaddressed stamped envelope to the JPO, Box #B10, 157 So. Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90036 and state the number of tickets needed. Or send an email to email@example.com to reserve tickets. • Il Teatro Alla Moda Exhibition Extended Through Dec. 18
I M P O R TA N T Il Teatro alla Moda’s (Theater in Fashion) U.S. premiere of exhibition featuring 80+ costumes, sketches and drawings designed for the stage by Italy’s celebrated haute couture designers including Giorgio Armani, Roberto Capucci, Enrico Coveri, Fendi, Alberta Ferreti, Romeo Gigli, Antonio Marras, Missoni, Emanuel Ungaro, Valentino and Gianni Versace will be extended through Dec. 18 at 253 N. Beverly Dr. Presented by the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, it is open Wednesday/Thursday/Friday, noon to 7 p.m.; Saturday/Sunday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tickets available at the entrance are $10 per person (Wednesday free); children under 12 and students with valid ID are free. Call: 310-246-3800 or www.annenbergbh.com. •Sabans Sponsoring ‘A Night To Remember’ Concert Nov. 20 Beverly Hills philanthropists Cheryl and Haim Saban are hosting a first-ever concert at the Gibson Amphitheatre on Universal CityWalk on Sunday, Nov. 20, to collect and commit 24,000 volunteer hours in one night. This I.L. Care concert is called “A Night to Remember” and will feature rap crossover star Matisyahu and Israeli pop sensation Moshe Peretz. Additional sponsors are The Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles, The Jewish Federation and the Israeli Consulate in L.A. Tickets for the event, are sub-
sidized by the Saban Foundation and ILC at a price of $18 each and are available at www.ilcare.net. Attendees are asked to commit to a minimum of four hours of community service during 2012 for the organization of their choice. I.L.Care, representing the Israeli American giving community will be the event’s beneficiary. The organization hopes to attract 6,000 attendees who each pledge four hours of volunteer time—to any cause they wish. • Solange Azagury-Partridge To Display Oz’s Ruby Slippers When Solange AzaguryPartridge’s boutique at 340 N. Rodeo Dr. celebrates its first anniversary Monday night, the original ruby slippers worn by Judy Garland in The Wizard Of Oz will be on display before they are put up for auction next month. From then through Saturday, Nov. 19, 10 percent of any purchase will be donated to the Los Angeles Opera. Call 310-2764500 or visit: www.solange .co.uk.
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‘Portraits of Service’ Exhibit Now Showing At Belmont Village Westwood n a special ceremony of honor and remembrance, Belmont Village Senior Living of Westwood opened its “American Heroes: Portraits of Ser vice” exhibit Wednesday, just in advance of Veterans Day. The exhibit features 37 portraits of veterans from PHOTOGRAPHY SHOW HONORS VETS—Belmont Village WWII and beyond, Community Relations Associate Susan Berger, Photographer accompanied by Thomas Sanders, WWII veteran Perry Wolff, and Laurie their comments. Nussbaum, community relations from Belmont Village celebrate The permanent the opening of the “American Heroes: Portraits of Service” photogallery spans two graphic exhibit at Belmont Village Senior Living of Westwood. floors in the senior exhibit. The Westwood exhibit provides an living community at 10475 Wilshire intimate and everyman portrayal of the Blvd. The work of 26-year-old L.A. pho- war. From officers to enlisted men and tographer Thomas Sanders, the show women, visitors gain new insights into depicts Belmont Village residents as this generation that changed the they are today, along with a piece of world. In 2009, Belmont Village Senior service memorabilia, continuing the theme of his award-winning collection Living commissioned Sanders to photoof WWII veterans, published in 2010 in graph residents in its communities the book The Last Good War: The across the country, creating a gallery in each that honors the service of the Faces and Voices of WWII. “My original goal when I began men and women who live there. As a photographing WWII vets five years result of their partnership, Sanders ago was to preserve as many of their has gathered a portfolio of more than images and stories as possible before 500 images to date. The Last Good they are lost,” said Sanders. “I’m War, published by Welcome Books, proud that I’ve been able to share was awarded the 2010 Editor’s Choice what I’ve seen and learned with so Prize Nonfiction by Foreword Book many people through my book, but Reviews and can be found at most that’s not the end of the story – I am book stores and online booksellers. To make a reservation to view the committed to these men and women and what they did, most of them at a permanent exhibit at Belmont Village very young age, for all of us who came Westwood, call Susan Berger, 310475-7501. after.”
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house space in downtown Los Angeles. After conducting research on the current adoption and shelter systems, he developed an all-together new business model. “Society has a dual class system, dogs that people “buy” and dogs people “adopt”–those that are adopted are seen as second class, or sub-class,” he explained. “It became apparent to me that just constructing another building and perpetuating the same attitudes isn’t really going to accomplish much.” As a result, he merged his business-savvy background in commercial real estate and behavioral expertise as a retired psychiatrist to design, construct a new facility that would not evoke the negative images often attached to “sheltered” dogs. “I wanted to create a facility that would obliterate the superficial distinction between adopted dogs and those purchased from breeders,” he said.
The new Westside German Shepherd offers visitors the first ever “match.com” experience for people and animals, a uniquely designed software program that takes into account the behavior of the dog and matches it appropriately to the life-style needs of the individual. Visitors can scroll through the rescue’s online database and see pictures and video of dogs they are considering adopting. In addition, individuals can spend quality time with the dog in a comfortable, supervised setting. All dogs receive necessary vaccinations, medical care and grooming during their stay. New owners are provided with an electronic copy of their dog’s medical records and an interim supply of dog food prior to leaving. The Gershmans have ultimately created a third alternative to the system, “something other than just a breeder and something other than just a shelter.” The Westside German Shepherd Rescue is an adoption facility that takes seriously the process of matching people with their new best friends.
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blocked by the Brucker-backed trio of Myra Demeter, Myra Lurie and Nooshin Meshkaty on issue after issue. The 2009 election saw Goldberg and Fenton joined by current Board President Lisa Korbatov and Jake Manaster as a reform slate. Together, they began taking action to fix the problems. They immediately began replacing principals, enforcing tougher curriculum standards, refused to give in to demands by former district employee executive Karen Christianson over Measure E spending (she is now in the middle of her felony trial), exposed the school lunch program fiasco, discovered massive construction problems involving District properties, and finally hired the superintendent of the #1 performing school district in California, Gary Woods of San Marino. Tuesday’s vote gave those policies and Goldberg a resounding endorsement. Because of substantial write-in voting, final results are not yet tabulated. The first round of results make Goldberg a clear winner with 1,106 (39.57 percent). Contenders Frances Bilak received 619 (22.15 percent) and Lewis Hall received 517 (20.43 percent) votes. Andy Licht, who filed for
election then withdrew, remained on the ballot and received 499 (17.85 percent) votes as of press time. Los Angeles County RegistrarRecorder/County Clerk’s spokesperson Marcia Ventura said election results for provisional ballots and damaged ballots had not been tallied. As of press time, she said approximately 1,700 write-in ballots had been received. Ventura explained that the next update will be posted to the County’s website after 5 p.m. today. However, according to a Courier correspondent onsite at the County Registrar’s office: “Out of 129 Poll Write-In ballots just counted - Margo got 129, Goldberg got 91, Bilak got 13, Hall got 41 and Licht got 24. There are 551 total poll write-ins thus far.” Incumbent Brian Goldberg said he was very pleased with the initial return and hoped the trend continues: “I’ve heard various numbers–I’ve heard there’s about 1,800 ballots from Beverly Hills left to be counted and if (my) percentage (nearly 40 percent) continues to hold, I should continue to do very well.” Goldberg explained that he was appreciative of the community for providing trust in his abilities, giving him the opportunity to serve a second term on the school board.
Frances Bilak, the only women to run in this year’s election, expressed elation about her current place in the initial tally, “I’m happy thus far. I give a lot of credit to all the other candidates who got in and stayed with it---it was a tough election.” Considering the “final” results have yet to be calculated, most candidates expressed that they are holding off on any premature celebrations. In fact, candidate Lewis Hall said, “I’m not even thinking about it until all the results are in.” Lewis feels that even though L.A. County has 28 days to tally all the votes, it very likely will not take that long to complete the task. He expressed concern about not knowing the exact number of write-in votes, however, he still feels “optimistic” about his own campaigning and the possibility of a win. Write-in candidate Noah Margo expressed a similar tone when asked how he feels about the current election results, ”It’s very hard to sound like much of anything in the face of no information.” However, he did express a sense of espirit de corps to community in regards to his lastminute decision to run. “I’m proud of what I did. I don’t have any regrets, no matter which way this goes.” Margo admitted. “I hope it is an example of the benefits of working hard.”
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Accessory Superstars Guiseppe Zanotti ~ Nancy Gonzalez THE PALEY CENTER FOR MEDIA
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GONZALEZ By Joanne Galey
D edicated to improving social change in her country, Nancy is proud to declare that her collections are all hand-
crafted in Columbia by her almost all female artisan team. She is committed to her workforce, their wellbeing and that of their families. She provides daycare for her employees children and strives to create a rewarding working environment that is charged with dignity, optimism and structure.
soft spoken, petite woman with an unfathomable determination and a genuine joie de vivre who knows firsthand what it takes to succeed. This is Nancy Gonzalez. his Columbian native, mother of two, draws her inspiration from the rich culture and natural beauty of her motherland. With a meticulous eye for detail and insurmountable conviction, she has carefully evolved her brand to be a leader in the prestigious world of luxury accessories. From her debut of a 7-piece collection in 1998 to her current line featuring 150 designs in 200 colors, that incorporates woven clutches, weekenders, satchels, hobo bags and her signature box clutches, every piece exudes an element that makes us smile, be it a color, a texture, or a surprising detail. Her aim is to convey a feeling of joy, benevolence and strength.
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On this page: Dress: Celine, Barney’s New York, Beverly Hills • Tights: American Apparel, www.americanapparel.com • Shoes: Aldo, Aldo, Beverly Hills • Clutch: Nancy Gonzales, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills • Ring: Aida Bergson, www.artofhenri.com • Earrings: Art by Henri, www.artofhenri.com Opposite Page: Dress: Bouchra Jarrar, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills • Earrings: Belle Noel, www.glamhouse.com • Gloves: Stylists own
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This Page: Jacket: Thakoon, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills • Sweater: Michael Kors, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills • Pants: Stella McCartney, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills • Earrings: House of Harlow, www.glamhouse.com • Ring: Yael Sonia Art Jewelry, Roseark, West Hollywood • Clutch: Nancy Gonzales, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills BEVERLY HILLS
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BUILDING BLOCKS OF COLOR By Joanne Galey
he relationship between fashion and architecture revolves around a single commonality: the human body. Both disciplines are based on structure, shape, the organization of space and prettying up the details. Clothing and buildings protect and shelter the body, while providing a means to express personal and cultural identity. It's not surprising to learn that designers such as Pierre Cardin, Gianni Versace and Tom Ford all studied architecture, and their love of avantgarde style, clever use of geometric shapes and motifs, together with their unabashed use of bold color have consistently influenced their collections.
erhaps one of the best examples of architecture's influence on contemporary fashion is the trend of color-blocking. After making a strong debut in the spring/summer seasons, the fall/winter collections continue to explode with strong, vibrant hues in an array of luxurious textiles. It's a trend that's reminiscent of the eighties. Bright, splashy, and playful, but with a more reserved, edited approach this time around. Color-blocking simply means pairing two or more blocks of colors in one ensemble. This could be a top, a bottom, a tunic, a dress, even makeup, a handbag or shoes.
he key to successful blocking is to start out simple and keep this formula in mind - one bright, one bold and one neutral. Begin with a solid bright top and pair with a nude skirt or basic black pant. Once you've gotten the hang of it, you can add another bold color to the mix. Combinations that look particularly gorgeous together are cobalt blue, canary yellow and black, chocolate, neon pink and nude, and rich purple, teal and bright blue. For a softer look opt for coral, grey and ivory - ultra feminine. Too much color? Pairing black and white may be the classic, hall of fame color-blocking combination that never goes out of style.
W hen in doubt, cheat - and buy a color-blocked dress or invest in a two-tone clutch and just add lots of neutral. This seasons' offerings means you don't have to surrender to the exuberance of summer just yet - enjoy a bright fall.
Top of page: Jacket: Diane Von Furstenberg, Barney’s New York, Beverly Hills • Dress: Diane Von Furstenberg, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills • Earrings: House of Harlow, www.glamhouse.com • Bracelet: House of Harlow, www.glamhouse.com • Handbag: Nancy Gonzales, Neiman Marcus ,Beverly Hills Right: Jacket: Mui Mui, Mui Mui Boutique, Beverly Hills • Tights: American Apparel, www.americanapparel.com • Shoes: Aldo, Aldo Boutique, Beverly Hills • Earrings: House of Harlow, www.glamhouse.com • Bracelet: House of Harlow, www.glamhouse.com November 11, 2011 | Page G
On this page: Dress: Alexander McQueen, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills • Shawl Cardigan: Alexander McQueen, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills • Boots: Jimmy Choo, Jimmy Choo Boutique, Beverly Hills • Bracelets: Belle Noel, www.glamhouse.com • Earrings: Low Luv, www.glamhouse.com Opposite Page: Coat: Bottega Veneta, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills • Earrings: Belle Noel, www.glamhouse.com
Coat: Prada, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills • Shirt: Barney’s New York, Barney’s New York, Beverly Hills • Pants: Alexander McQueen, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills • Shoes: Jeffrey Camball, Urban Outfitters, Melrose • Earrings: House of Harlow, www.glamhouse.com
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Artist By Tawny Sanders
Ftheantasy and Splendor! Two key concepts that much celebrated Italian shoe designer, Giuseppe Zanotti, strives to capture in all his designs.
A creative artist since early childhood, Zanotti's love affair with shoes (and women) began with a drawing of his mother's stiletto heels. Sketching has always been inherently vital to Zanotti, not only as a way to bring life to his inspirations, but as a balm that effectively soothes his perpetually active mind. Music plays another major role in his creative process, in fact he was a successful deejay before entering the world of design, and music features are omnipresent in his studio.
B eginning in the mid 1980's as a freelance designer for prominent fashion houses, Zanotti capitalized on his experience and success by opening his first factory in San Mauro Pascoli, Italy. More than 25 years later, he employs 450 craftsmen and produces 350,000 pairs of shoes per year with boutiques from the US to Russia, Bahrain to Singapore. His bejeweled footwear brand is synonymous with luxury and prestige and coveted by an illustrious client list, that boasts the likes of Demi Moore, Eva Mendes, Rhianna and undisputed shoe lover extraordinaire, Sarah Jessica Parker. Beyonce, Kim Kardashian and Anja Rubik all turned to the Italian designer for their bridal creations and a swathe of international celebrities chose Zanotti to grace the red carpet on Cannes' famous Croisette earlier this year.
IBeverly was fortunate to catch up with Giuseppe on his recent visit to Hills where he exclusively premiered his 2012 Resort
shoes as part of a women's body, shoes are just an extension of the legs". Zanotti took great pride explaining how each pair of his shoes are entirely handmade in Italy and demonstrated how he creates a perfect fit by focusing on the last and architectural structure of each design. As he told his tale of architecture, fine leather and sparkling crystals he sketched flowers, landscapes, balloons, and even exotic cocktails which became his inspiration for his latest collections. As a result, the resort and spring/summer 2012 collections feature an explosive array of extreme contrasts in volume and shape. The Zanotti woman will be treated to surreal platforms, ultra-slim cigarette heels, color block wedges and crystal mosaic sandals. Every pair, is an exquisite piece of art. Of course, I couldn't resist the temptation to try on some of his sparkling seductions and easily surrendered my credit card for a pair of candy colored platforms. What's a girl to do in that position? I've worn Zanotti shoes for years, but when the man himself slipped one of his creations on my foot I did what any star struck fan would do. I asked him for his autograph on the bottom of my new shoe.
collection at Saks Fifth Avenue. He said, "I like to imagine my November 11, 2011 | Page K
O ur venue for this month's photo shoot was the fabulous Paley Center for Media, located on N. Beverly Drive, where it meets the SW corner of S. Santa Monica Boulevard. Named in honor of William S. Paley, entertainment industry visionary and founder of CBS, the Paley Center for Media leads the discussion about the cultural, creative and social significance of television, radio and emerging platforms for the professional community and media-interested public. The Center was designed by world-renowned architect Richard Meier (who also designed the Getty Center) and enjoys wonderful transparent facades on each of its two public sides offering a view to both the visiting patron and pedestrians. This permeability and vibrant dialogue between the interior and exterior worlds are key hallmarks of Meier's designs and made it the perfect locale for our shoot this month - a collaboration of fashion and architecture.
t houses an enviable collection of 150,000 programs, spanning almost 100 years of television and radio history and featuring news footage, public affairs programs and documentaries, performing arts and children's programming, sports, comedy, variety shows and commercial advertising. The center also prides itself on its ability to recover "lost" television and radio programs, and counts Super Bowl III, a Rat Pack benefit variety show and James Dean performances among its treasured and preserved collection.
O ffering an ideal venue for media professionals to engage in discussion and debate over the evolving media landscape, the center is also available for the general public to enjoy the collections and participate in events that explore and celebrate the personalities, innovations and creativity synonymous with the world of television and radio.
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Cover: Coat, Pants & Sweater: Celine, Neiman Marcus – Beverly Hills • Shoes: Jeffrey Camball, Urban Outfitters – Melrose Earrings: Yael Sonia Art Jewelry, Roseark, West Hollywood • Ring: Belle Noel – www.glamhouse.com This Page: Coat: YSL, YSL Boutique – Beverly Hills • Tights: American Apparel – www.americanapparel.com • Boots: Jimmy Choo, Jimmy Choo Boutique – Beverly Hills • Clutch: Nancy Gonzalez, Neiman Marcus – Beverly Hills • Earrings: House of Harlow – www.glamhouse.com BEVERLY HILLS
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Beverly Hills Newest Restaurant The Hill Bar & Grill Opens The Hill Bar & Grill has opened for business at 8442 Wilshire Blvd., adjacent to the Saban Theatre. Beverly Hills’ newest restaurant will offer a new take on Thanksgiving by serving the full holiday fare beginning a day early on Wednesday, Nov. 23, with a turkey burger, mashed potatoes, salad, and cranberry sauce plus the chef’s homemade cheesecake. Every thing on the regular menu is also available, including 10 different kinds of pizza (vegan and vegetarian-style, too). And there are 40 different kinds of beer. The Hill is open for lunch beginning at 11 a.m. and serves dinner until 1 a.m. with the emphasis on American favorites
with a twist. For instance, lobster can be added to any salad or sandwich. For information, call 323-951-1112 or visit: www.thehillbarandgrill.net.
American Youth Symphony’s Concert Pianist Leszek Mozdzer will be the guest artist in the 7 p.m., Sunday Nov. 20, concert of the American Youth Symphony at UCLA’s Royce Hall. Mozadzer will solo with Ravel’s Piano Concerto For The Left Hand. The orchestra performs Lutoslawski’s Symphony N. 4, Op. 78 and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5. Reservations are required for this free concert:310-4702332 or www.aysymphony.org.
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services, which benefit the public. They appeared in our
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to get out, rip them out and put them in the car.” The flyer reprinted a post from Metro’s captive taxpayerfunded website, “The Source,”
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Feb. 2007 for Johnson Controls Inc. while she was negotiating for the school district with the same company. Christiansen also “pushed very actively” for a school bond measure that benefited her company, the prosecutor told the seven-man, fivewoman jury. “Once the bond is planned, once the hook is set, she asks to include her company,” Huntsman said. The prosecutor noted that a contract under which Christiansen was given the job includes a “conflict of interest warning ... that was written into the contract from day one.” Christiansen's attorney, Philip Kaufler, told the judge he wanted to wait until the end of the prosecution's case to present the defense's opening statement.
newspapers at a substantial discount as part of our effort to serve the public. This shows the current manage-
ment will stop at nothing to hurt anyone who opposes their tunnel under Beverly High."
written by its PR director, Steve Hymon, attacking The Courier’s series of articles over the last few weeks. The articles exposed serious problems with Metro’s earthquake fault report. The blog post attempted to dismiss those problems but
ended up confirming The Courier’s reporting. See the article in today’s edition: “MTA Concedes Fault Study Will Destroy Subway Ridership.” A full reply to the Metro blog is found at www.bhcourier.com.
Christiansen, now 53, is charged with four felony counts of conflict of interest. The prosecution's first witness, former Beverly Hills School District superintendent Karen McVeigh, testified that Christiansen never told her that she had done work for Johnson Controls. McVeigh, who worked for the school district between 2006 and 2008, said Christiansen's duties included unbiased advice on contracting matters. She said she learned months after beginning on the job that Christiansen was an independent contractor who had previously worked as a school district employee. On cross-examination, the former school superintendent said Christiansen's consulting contract with the district allowed her to have other clients and that it was contemplated that Christiansen would not be working full-time for the district.
McVeigh also said that during her tenure, Christiansen never had authorization to sign contracts for the school district and that there were several steps before a proposed contract was put before the school board for approval. Christiansen was charged last December along with former Beverly Hills Unified School District superintendent Jeffrey Hubbard, who is still awaiting trial. Hubbard, 54, was charged last December with two felony counts of misappropriation of public funds for allegedly giving Christiansen a $20,000 stipend broken into two $10,000 payments and increasing her monthly car allowance from $150 to $500 without authorization. He was indicted in October on a third count of misappropriation of public funds, and is scheduled to appear Thursday in a downtown Los Angeles courtroom.
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Without riders, the subway becomes a “subway for no one.” Without sufficient riders, it cannot qualify for federal funds. Without those funds, it cannot be built. Instead of challenging The Courier’s conclusions, Metro evades the questions thus conceding the point. Metro’s blog piece reads, “The Courier wrote the new report may doom new construction along Santa Monica Boulevard and that the report calls into question any construction between Beverly Hills and the ocean, as well as high-rise development along Santa Monica Boulevard.” Yes, that is what The Courier reported. Metro’s response, per Hymon, does not respond to that analysis. Instead, Metro passes the buck to the state of California stating only that “neither Metro nor The Courier is in a position to advise other agencies or property owners on how to apply the information in these reports.” In truth, the staff of The Courier can read, which is sufficient expertise to report these consequences accurately by “connecting the dots.” The first “dot” is the Alquist-Priolo Act, adopted after the 1971 Sylmar earthquake, that prohibits construction along known earthquake faults. The second “dot” is the Metro study that purports to identify faults along Santa Monica Boulevard. Connecting
BEVERLY HILLS the two “dots” means that if the Metro faults truly exist, then the Alquist-Priolo Act would prohibit new buildings there. Nothing written by Metro contradicts this analysis. Metro concedes the argument by not challenging it. The point made is very serious as it would destroy millions of dollars of property value, thus meaning that Metro has every reason to dispute The Courier if The Courier was wrong. The Courier is right and Metro is concealing the facts. As for the veracity of Metro’s report itself, the law is clear that the California Geological Survey–tasked with carrying out Alquist-Priolo–has never identified any faults along Santa Monica Boulevard or near BHHS that would result in their designation as an “Alquist-Priolo Earthquake Fault Zone.” For every new building in that area since 1972, the builder was required to submit full seismic studies. No project disclosed any seismic issues sufficient to render the area an official Earthquake Fault Zone. The Metro study is thus highly suspect and not to be trusted. As stated by Metro Vice Chairman Supervisor Mike Antonovich, the report’s conclusions were rigged “like a professional wrestling match.” A point-by-point reply to the MTA blog posts can be found at bhcourier.com/ article/local/local/full_reply_to_metro_blog_post/82620. The Courier stands by its articles.
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qualifies for exemption called the Safe Harbor Area. This area is a safe zone for the foliage owner, a diagonal line from the up-slope property to the down-slope property that foliage can grow, but not necessarily exceed. If the line starts from the top of the up-slope property, it can go up to one foot above the existing roofline of the down-slope property. This number was actually a change made by the council, originally it was a 14 feet from the edge of the principal building area. At the council, there was a great deal of discussion over the indemnification language in the ordinance. While the City is willing to help view owners restore their vistas, there was concern over how much City time and money would be spent.
If could cost the City money if the ordinance or decision made under it are litigated. To keep the ordinance “as neutral as possible,” McGrath said, the indemnification language makes the view owner responsible for any litigious costs. Planning Commissioner Brian Rosenstein suggested looking into a cap for residents of $100,000. This will all be looked into for the next meeting. Lastly, when everything is
said and done, the City is responsible for a one-time enforcement. The City has the responsibility to restore the view as much as possible. During the council meeting, there was concern over a statement in the ordinance regarding enforcement. “If a foliage owner fails to comply with the provisions of a view restoration permit, the City may, at its discretion, enforce its decision to gain initial compliance…” The ordinance
reads. Many felt “may” implied the view owner could get all the way through the process and the council would not enforce the decision. McGrath said the “City always has the prerogative” whether or not to enforce a decision. This does not mean
November 11, 2011 | Page 33 they won’t enforce the decision, it merely allows the City to retain flexibility for extraneous circumstances. If the ordinance language clarification changes are approved during the next meeting on Nov. 15, it is likely to go into effect in early January.
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ANOTHER B I RT H D AY ! ?
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BIRTHDAY GREETINGS—Celebrating are Jack Weinstock (hits #100 today!!), Ryan Gosling, David Schwimmer, Al Michaels and Neil Young (Nov. 12); Carol Connors, Whoopi Goldberg, Joe Mantegna, and Chris Noth (Nov. 13); Condoleezza Rice, Yanni, Marty Geimer and Robert Ginty (Nov. 14); Walter Samson and David Leisure (Nov. 16); Danny DeVito, Gordon Lightfoot, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, William Moses and Martin Scorsese (Nov. 17); Linda Evans, David Hemmings, Kevin Nealon, Elizabeth Perkins, Susan Sullivan and Brenda Vaccaro (Nov. 18).
LUPUS LA–Honorees at the 9th Hollywood Bag Ladies luncheon in The Beverly Wilshire to benefit Lupus LA were (above) Christine Devine and Carolyn Folks. Also on hand (below) was model/actress Joanna Krupa (Dancing With The Stars). Photos by Jordan Strauss/WireImage
history (18002010). Featured are 170 objects exploring historical court and French Haute Couture garments, mid20th Century American and International contemporary designs. See the walking tick of Austrian court composer Joseph Haydn (c. 1800), composer/pianist Johann Hummel’s French court suit, a Redfern court gown, Mae West’s platform heels, early 1990s’ Gianni Versace selections, and the Alexander McQueen “Peacock Dress”. An exhibition catalogue of over 375 pages, with a preface by Hubert de Givenchy, will accompany the exhibition. The free exhibit is located downtown at FIDM Museum & Galleries, 919 S. Grand Ave. Hours are Tuesday-Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Nov. 11). Your fetching ways will make people feel good around you. You’ll accept a proposal in January. Relationships develop quickly. You’ll be sharing major news about your personal life with family in February. A change to your home or transportation happens in March. June brings a professional high. Aries and Libra people adore you. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You wonder about the next step, while your counterpart thinks only about what is going on right now. That dynamic is maddening to you sometimes, but it’s precisely what makes you an excellent team. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You’re kind to those you like, and you're kind to their friends and family, as well. That’s the part that will ensure you a place in the inner circle. You’ll enjoy the bonds you build over the weekend. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). There is greater harmony in your world. It starts with a peaceful feeling in your own mind and heart. Then you’ll notice that those who used to argue often will suddenly get along, and maybe you are the reason. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You know what you admire about a loved one, though you haven’t had the right moment to share this information in a while. Make that moment happen today. Your loved one really needs to hear what you have to say. PISCES (Feb. 19-Mar. 20). You’re like a sailor of unpredictable waters. You go boldly forward, knowing all the while that you’re at the whim of the mighty elements. The best you can do is to beg the favor of the fickle sea. ARIES (Mar. 21-Apr. 19). If you’re going to admire someone, make it a hero worthy of your attention. Just because a person is a celebrity doesn’t mean he or she is a hero. Be careful not to confuse the two. TAURUS (Apr. 20-May 20). You’ll get intuitive flashes in the form of images that flicker across the screen of your mind. Write down your impressions without trying to categorize them or assign meaning. You’ll know what it all means in about a month. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You’ll revisit a place you’ve enjoyed in the past and find that it’s difficult to get as excited as you once were over this scene. This is not a sign that it's time to move on; it’s a sign that it’s time to shake things up. CANCER (June 22-July 22). You've recently overcome a problem, and you can now help others do the same. Review your path. Write down what you know. It may not seem like a big deal to you now, but you will be of great assistance. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). It feels good to be generous, so you are. You’re not expecting to be praised for a contribution, and it may even embarrass you if someone draws attention to what you've given. You want to be as anonymous as possible. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You dive into social situations willing to connect, even though you have no idea what you’re going to say. You trust yourself to come up with the words that will help, encourage and motivate others. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You’re a gifted communicator who can state the truth in a way that doesn't hurt anyone’s feelings. Because you can do this so consistently and well, you’ll be asked to use the ability to help others.
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It was a fashionable afternoon as Lupus LA honored Christine Devine (Fox 11 News) and producer Carolyn Folks at its 9th Hollywood Bag Ladies luncheon. Arriving at The Beverly Wilshire, I saw more than 400 women browsing and bidding on a selection of handbags donated by among others Ferragamo, Michael Kors, Armani and Chopard and, gently-used handbags from the closets of celebrities including Sharon Stone, Gwyneth Paltrow, Courtney Cox, Katy Perry and Jennifer Aniston… I didn’t know which way to turn… gorgeous Judith Leiber bags (15 of them donated by Rosa Kunin), Oscar de La Renta, Prada and Tory Burch, plus a wonderful selection of vintage gems… I was bidding, bidding, bidding… unfortunately I only got one bag but what a great one. TV personality, author and fashion style expert Lawrence Zarian hosted, and comedian Byron Allen entertained. Rounding out the afternoon was a fashion show put on by Neiman Marcus, showcasing the season’s most fashionable looks and a live auction featuring three enchanting items… one of
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BEVERLY HILLS NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE TS No. 09-0136687 Title Order No. 09-8406078 Investor/Insurer No. 153158835 APN No. 4337-006-047 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 11/09/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER." Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by JONATHAN DAVID LEDESMA, A SINGLE MAN, dated 11/09/2006 and recorded 11/28/2006, as Instrument No. 06 2619129, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, will sell on 12/05/2011 at 11:00AM, By the fountain located at 400 Civic Center Plaza, Pomona, CA 91766 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: 8629 RUGBY DRIVE, WEST HOLLYWOOD (L.A.), CA, 900694605. 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 $1,258,904.94. 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: 12/16/2009 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-01-94 SIMI VAL-
November 11, 2011 | Page 37 LEY, 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# 4131215 11/11/2011, 11/18/2011, 11/25/2011 ———
NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 11-0064282 Title Order No. 110051035 APN No. 5529005-036 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 10/04/2005. 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 RUVIM PITERMAN, AN UNMARRIED MAN AND LYUDMILA ERUSH, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN AS JOINT TENANTS, dated 10/04/2005 and recorded 10/18/2005, as Instrument No. 05 2500479, in Book, Page, of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, will sell on 11/28/2011 at 01:00 PM, At the front entrance to the Pomona Superior Courts Building, 350 West Mission Blvd., Pomona, Los Angeles, CA 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: 949 NORTH KINGS ROAD #203, WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA 90069. 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 $525,848.13. 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. If required by the provisions of section 2923.5 of the California Civil Code, the declaration from the mortgagee, beneficiary or authorized agent is attached to the Notice of Trustee’s Sale duly recorded with the appropriate County Recorder’s Office. RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6914-01-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone/Sale Information: (800) 281 8219 By: Rosie Ramos, Authorized Signer Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. FEI # 1006.144294 11/04, 11/11, 11/18/2011 ————————— 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 Signed: true and correct, 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 GIRLS 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 Hills, 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 ——— FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2011123228 The following is/are doing business as: 1) BRADLEY S. HUGHES 2) DYNAMIC SOLUTIONS 17715 Chatsworth St. #111, Granada Hills, CA 91344; Bradley S. Hughes 6154 Shoshone Ave., Encino, CA 91316; The business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL, registrant(s) has NOT begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein: Bradley S. Hughes; Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: October 28, 2011; Published: November 04, 11, 18, 25, 2011 LACC N/C ——— STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME 20110213573 The following person(s) has/have abandoned the use of the fictitious business name: 1) CANDLE FOR A CAUSE 2) V & V CANDLES 3) CANDLE 4 A CAUSE 959 N. Croft Ave. #4, Los Angeles, CA 90069; The fictitious business name referred to above was filed on (date): February 08, 2011 in the county of Los Angeles; Vickie Wagner 959 N. Croft Ave. #4, Los Angeles, CA 90069; Victoria Andahazy 1038 N. Croft Ave., West Hollywood, CA 90069; The business is conducted by: A GENERAL PARTNERSHIP declare that all information in this statement is true and correct, Signed: Vickie Wagner; Statement #2011125906 is filed with the County of Los Angeles: November 01, 2011; Published: November 04, 11, 18, 25, 2011 LACC N/C
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Several hundred feet above the Desert floor, among the foothills of the San Jacinto Mountains just south of Palm Springs, in an area known as Andreas Canyon, there is a small mesa surrounded by towering palms and uplifted rock formations. For millennia, this oasis, nourished by the brook that flows through it, has been part of the sacred ancestral lands of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians … a place of peace, in harmony with nature. It is only fitting, since they were here first, that for more than 20 years the Desert’s social season traditionally begins with an catered, al fresco, Native American-inspired, sit-down gourmet dinner served on this ancient mesa, with only the moon and stars for a canopy. This year’s Dinner in the Canyon, as with prior dinners, benefited the Agua Caliente Cultural Museum, which keeps the spirit of the Desert’s native cultures alive through exhibitions, educational programs and cultural events. The Agua Caliente are a proud, hospitable people, and their passion for sharing and protecting their culture is reflected in their museum, winner of numerous, national-level awards of achievement. This year, Dinner in the Canyons honored tribal chairman Richard M. Milanovich (left photo), who for more than three decades, guided the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians with his unique blend of strength, vision and kindness that continues to enrich the lives of all those who reside in the Coachella Valley. Music is an integral part at any festive gathering of Native people and guests at this year’s Dinner in the Canyon were enthralled with the passion, heart and sole of Academy Award-winning songwriter (Up Where We Belong) and 60’s icon, Buffy Sainte-Marie (right photo). Born on a First Nation reservation in Canada, Sainte-Marie now lives in Hawaii and travels regularly to the Mainland to teach digital art and music at several colleges, helping to keep her music alive and relevant. The Agua Caliente Cultural Museum is located at 219 S. Palm Canyon Dr. in downtown Palm Springs … and, in true Native American hospitality, admission is free. ****** Another “first” is the opening announcement of next year’s Palm Springs International Film Festival honorees. Five-time Oscar nominee and multiple Emmy-winner Glenn Close will be presented with a “Career Achievement” award for a consistently incomparable body of work that spans the past 30 years. The presentation will take place at the festival’s awards gala on Jan. 7. The Palm Springs International Film Festival, which will be held from Jan. 5-16, is one of the largest and most prestigious film festivals in North America, welcoming more than 130,000 film fans. More information is available at 760-322-2930.
CONNIE MARTINSON Talks Books Hector Tobar’s The Barbarian Nurseries (FSG $27) is the book reading groups have been waiting for–beautifully written with a story that resonates in every Californian’s home. Scott Torres and his wife, Maureen Thompson-Torres, and their two young private-school educated sons, Keenan and Brandon and baby daughter, Samantha have been living the Orange County upscale dream with three in help in a large mansion overlooking the Pacific. But life and the economy respects no family. Scott’s company has been sold. He is no longer earning a high six figure income and is in the second tier of the new company. Maureen has been forced to fire the children’s Nanny and the gardner. All the house and family have become the responsibility of Araceli, a handsome Mexican woman illegal, who is not happy about children. When Maureen decides to replace her flower gardens with cactus and succulents, she has no idea how expensive they could be. She hands over her credit card which is now maxed out. Scott, meanwhile, has been nicely ordered to take his office to lunch. When he hands over his credit card to pay for the lunch, he is told–in front of his underlings--that the card has been refused. Needless to say, the confronta-
tion between Scott and Maureen culminates in a push and shove. She goes off with the baby and he goes off to the office and a young female staff member. And Araceli is desperate to know what to do with the boys. If she calls the police, they will be taken to a foster home and she does not want to reveal her status as an undocumented person. The family has no relatives she knows and neither parent has left a number where they can be reached. She begins a journey with the boys which includes looking for a grandfather in Watts, visits to Mexican friends who are house workers and to a Mexican mayor of Huntington Beach as a sign that there is a growing political force. There is a great scene where Araceli goes out dancing with a friend. Suddenly, she has short skirts, make-up and becomes quite attractive. When Scott and Maureen finally return to an empty home, they call the police to tell them their children are missing with their maid which starts a media circus. The book is a portrait of our times and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Tobar has written a book to provoke conversation and, possibly, ideas and another Pulitzer. You can see our YouTube interview on Connie Martinson's Channel and on LAcityview-channel 35. Email: email@example.com
Page 38 | November 11, 2011 Notice is hereby given that the undersigned intends to sell the personal property described below to enforce a lien imposed on said property pursuant to sections 21700-21716 of the business & professions code, section 2326 of the UCC section 535 of the penal code and provisions of the civil code. The undersigned will sell on the 20th day of November 2011, at 11:00 A.M. on the premises where said property has been stored and which are located at Beverly Hills Storage 221 S. Beverly Dr. in the city of Beverly Hills, County of Los Angeles, State of California. (Entrance and parking is through the alley west of Beverly Drive) Name of Owner Raymund Sullivan
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I certify under penalty of perjury that the foregoing is true and correct, at Los Angeles, California, on the 1st day of November, 2011 Signature: Robert Simanian/ Manager Dated At Los Angeles, CA by Purchases must be paid for at the time of purchase in cash only. All purchased storage units with the items contained herein are sold on an “as-is” basis and must be removed at the time of the sale. Sale is subject to cancellation in the event of settlement between Beverly Hills Storage Co. and obligated party. BHC-Published Oct. 4, 11, 2011
NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE T.S No. 133243103 APN: 4332-009-022 TRA: 02410 LOAN NO: Xxxxxxxxxx8799 REF: Nureali, Itshak IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED March 27, 2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On November 28, 2011, at 9:00am, CalWestern Reconveyance Corporation, as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded April 18, 2006, as Inst. No. 06 0840606 in book XX, page XX of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, executed by Itshak Nureali, A Married Person, will sell at public auction to highest bidder for cash, 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 Behind the fountain located in civic center plaza, 400 civic Center Plaza Pomona, California, all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and State described as: Completely described in said deed of trust The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 462 S Almont Drive Beverly Hills CA 90211 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be held, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, condition or encumbrances, including fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to pay the remaining principal sums of the note(s) secured 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: $159,571.59. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder's sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. 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. For sales information: Mon-Fri 9:00am to 4:00pm (619) 590-1221. Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, 525 East Main Street, P.O. Box 22004, El Cajon, CA 92022-9004 Dated: November 03, 2011. (R394633 11/04/11, 11/11/11, 11/18/11) —————————— NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE T.S No. 1331866-14 APN: 4337-004-097 TRA: 01319 LOAN NO: Xxxxxx7747 REF: Kostromina, Elena IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED April 18, 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 PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On November 28, 2011, at 9:00am, CalWestern Reconveyance Corporation, as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded April 25, 2007, as Inst. No. 20070996497 in book XX, page XX of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, executed by Elena Kostromina, A Single Woman, will sell at public auction to highest bidder for cash, 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 Behind the fountain located in civic center plaza, 400 civic Center Plaza Pomona, California, all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and State described as: Completely described in said deed of trust The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 700 Westmount Drive #202 West Hollywood CA 90069 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 held, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, condition or encumbrances, including fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to pay the remaining principal sums of the note(s) secured 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: $649,529.66. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder's sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. 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. For sales information: Mon-Fri 9:00am to 4:00pm (619) 590-1221. Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, 525 East Main Street, P.O. Box 22004, El Cajon, CA 92022-9004 Dated: November 03, 2011. (R394704 11/04/11, 11/11/11, 11/18/11) —————————— NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE T.S No. 1282225-02 APN: 4333-018-025 TRA: 002410 LOAN NO: Xxxxxx2641 REF: Arbib, Abraham R IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED March 07, 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. On November 28, 2011, at 9:00am, Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded March 18, 2005, as Inst. No. 05 0624038 in book XX, page XX of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, executed by Abraham R Arbib, A Married Man, will sell at public auction to highest bidder for cash, 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 Behind the fountain located in civic center plaza, 400 civic Center Plaza Pomona, California, all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and State described as: Completely described in said deed of trust The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 124 S Hamel Dr Beverly Hills CA 90211 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be held, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, condition or encumbrances, including fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to pay the remaining principal sums of the note(s) secured 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: $1,171,298.11. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder's sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. 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. For sales information: Mon-Fri 9:00am to 4:00pm (619) 590-1221. Cal-Western
Reconveyance Corporation, 525 East Main Street, P.O. Box 22004, El Cajon, CA 92022-9004 Dated: October 26, 2011. (R395605 11/04/11, 11/11/11, 11/18/11) ——————————— NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE Trustee Sale No. 751814CA Loan No. 3011894031 Title Order No. 110392838-CAMAIYOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 12-28-2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 1128-2011 at 11:00 A.M., CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 01-11-2007, Book N/A, Page N/A, Instrument 20070061272, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California, executed by: MITCH HENRI KALCHEIM, AN UNMARRIED MAN, 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: BY THE FOUNTAIN LOCATED AT 400 CIVIC CENTER PLAZA, POMONA, CA 91766. Legal Description: LOT 9 OF TRACT NO. 21031, IN THE CITY OF LOS ANGELES, COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES, STATE OF CALIFORNIA, AS PER MAP RECORDED IN BOOK 607, PAGE 29 TO 31 INCLUSIVE OF MAPS, IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY RECORDER OF SAID COUNTY. Amount of
unpaid balance and other charges: $1,824,064.97 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 2630 EDEN PLACE BEVERLY HILLS, CA 90210 APN Number: 4388-002-030 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: 11-042011 CALIFORNIA R E C O N V E YA N C E COMPANY, as Trustee ISAAC PACHECO, ASSISTANT SECRETARY CALIFORNIA R E C O N V E YA N C E COMPANY IS A DEBT C O L L E C T O R ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY I N F O R M AT I O N 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# 4120865 11/04/2011, 11/11/2011, 11/18/2011 ——————————— NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 11CA00958-1 Order No. 110375534 APN: 4357017-035 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 08/01/2005. 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 PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On November 28, 2011 at 01:00 PM, RSM&A Foreclosure Services, as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded August 09, 2005 as Document Number: 05 1894170 of official records in the Office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, California, executed by: George Saadian and Kathrin M. Saadian, husband and wife, as joint tenants as Trustor, Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., acting solely as nominee for Troxler &
Associates, Inc., 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 the following location: At the front entrance to the Pomona Superior Courts Building, 350 West Mission Blvd., Pomona, all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County, California describing the land therein: Legal description 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: 1212 BEVERLY VIEW DR, 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, if any, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to-wit: $ 9 7 4 , 4 8 2 . 1 1 (Estimated*) *Accrued interest and additional advances, if any, will increase this figure prior to sale. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located and more than three months have elapsed since such recordation. Date: 11/04/2011 RSM&A Foreclosures Services 15165 Ventura Boulevard, Suite 330 Sherman Oaks, CA 91403 805-804-5616 For specific information on sales including bid amounts call (714) 2774845. Tiffany Harnage, Authorized Agent of RSM&A Foreclosures S e r v i c e s FEI#1045.01532 11/04/2011, 11/11/2011, 11/18/2011
BEVERLY HILLS NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS #: CA-11460548-LL Order #: 110367919-CA-GTI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 4/13/2008. 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 PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier's check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. 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, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, 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. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): ROMEO REDFORD, AN UNMARRIED MAN Recorded: 4/28/2008 as Instrument No. 20080738202 in book xxx , page xxx of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California; Date of Sale: 12/2/2011 at 9:00 A.M. Place of Sale: Behind the fountain located in Civic Center Plaza, 400 Civic Center Plaza Pomona, CA. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $366,758.62 The purported property address is: 1230 NORTH HORN AVENUE #309 WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA 90069 Assessor’s Parcel No. 5559-006-158 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, please refer to the referenced legal description for property location. In the event no common address or common designation of the property is provided herein directions to the location of the property may be obtained within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale by sending a written request to Bank of America, N.A. 475 Crosspoint Parkway Getzville NY 14068. Pursuant to California Civil Code §2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: 
PUBLIC NOTICES The mortgage loan servicer has not obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed;  The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 or 2923.55 . If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder's sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-5731965 or Login to: www.priorityposting.com Reinstatement Line: 619645-7711 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders rights’ against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. IDSPub #0014299 11/11/2011 11/18/2011 11/25/2011 —————————— NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE T.S No. 128408302 APN: 4334-022-165 TRA: 002410 LOAN NO: Xxxxxx6249 REF: Hersh, Estate Of Bur IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED October 13, 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. On December 01, 2011, at 9:00am, CalWestern Reconveyance Corporation, as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded October 21, 2005, as Inst. No. 05 2539088 in book XX, page XX of Official Records in the office of
the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, executed by Burt Hersh, An Unmarried Man, will sell at public auction to highest bidder for cash, 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 Behind the fountain located in civic center plaza, 400 civic Center Plaza Pomona, California, all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and State described as: Completely described in said deed of trust The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 117 N. Gale Drive #5 Beverly Hills CA 90211 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be held, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, condition or encumbrances, including fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to pay the remaining principal sums of the note(s) secured 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: $439,312.24. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder's sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. 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. For sales information: Mon-Fri 9:00am to 4:00pm (619) 5901221. Cal-Western R e c o n v e y a n c e Corporation, 525 East Main Street, P.O. Box 22004, El Cajon, CA 92022-9004 Dated: November 03, 2011. (R396416 11/11/11, 11/18/11, 11/25/11) —————————— TS # CA-10-371646-JB Order # 100402714-CAMAI NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 12/26/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PRO-
CEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. 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, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, 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. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): KELLY LANGE , AN UNMARRIED WOMAN Recorded: 12/29/2006 as Instrument No. 06 2897492 in book xxx, page xxx of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California; Date of Sale: 12/7/2011 at 9:00 AM Place of Sale: Behind the fountain located in Civic Center Plaza, 400 Civic Center Plaza, Pomona CA Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $1,100,197.26 The purported property address is: 1100 Alta Loma Road #1702 West Hollywood, CA 90069 Assessor’s Parcel No. 5555-005-137 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, please refer to the referenced legal description for property location. In the event no common address or common designation of the property is provided herein directions to the location of the property may be obtained within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale by sending a written request to Ocwen Loan Servicing, LLC 1575 Palm Beach Lakes West Palm Beach FL 33401. Pursuant to California Civil Code §2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows:  The mortgage loan servicer has not obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed;  The timeframe for giving notice of sale
specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does apply to this notice of sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-5731965 or Login to: HYPERLINK "http://www.priorityposting.com" www.priorit y p o s t i n g . c o m Reinstatement Line: 619645-7711 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders right’s against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. P895490 11/11, 11/18, 11/25/2011 ——————— NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No.: 9980-0346 TSG Order No.: 34916-16 A.P.N.: 4331-008-062 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 07/20/2007. 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 PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. NBS Default Services, as the duly appointed Trustee, under and pursuant to the power of sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust Recorded 07/31/2007 as Document #20071803953 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, California, executed by: John J. Posta III And Sakiko Yamada-Posta husband and wife as joint tenants, as Trustor, Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., MERS, solely as nominee for Fisher Financial Group, Inc., dba Nationschoice Mortgage, its successor and assigns as Beneficiary, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUC-
November 11, 2011 | Page 39 TION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH (payable in full at time of sale 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). 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. Sale Date & Time: December 1, 2011 at 01:00 PM Sale Location: At the front entrance to the Pomona Superior Courts Building, 350 West Mission Blvd., Pomona, CA The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 120 South Crescent Drive #101, Beverly Hills, CA 90212-0000 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 in an “AS IS” condition, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, if any, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, towit: $996,061.58 (Estimated). Accrued interest and additional advances, if any, will increase this figure prior to sale. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. The Declaration pursuant to California Civil Code, Section 2923.5(a) was fulfilled when the Notice of Default was recorded on 07/22/2011 NBS Default Services 301 E. Ocean Blvd., Suite 1720, Long Beach, CA 90802 800-766-7751 For Sale Information Contact: RSVP (925) 6037342 Trustee 11/02/2011 “We are attempting to collect a debt, and any information we obtain will be used for that purpose.” (RSVP# 279540, 11/11/11, 11/18/11, 11/25/11 —————————— TS No. 2010-1117 Order No. 3206-275468 Loan No. STEVEN PAUL NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 1/5/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest
bidder for cash, Cashier’s Check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state 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 a Deed of Trust described below. 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, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, 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. Trustor: STEVEN PAUL, AN UNMARRIED MAN Duly Appointed Trustee: S.B.S. TRUST DEED NETWORK, A CALIFORNIA CORPORATION Deed of Trust recorded 1/30/2006 as Instrument No. 06 0213506 in book XX, page XX of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, California, Date of Sale: 12/6/2011 at 9:00 AM Place of Sale: Behind the fountain located in Civic Center Plaza, 400 Civic Center Plaza, Pomona CA Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $94,219.59 Street Address or other common designation of real property: 1038 CAROL DRIVE WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA 90069 A.P.N.: 4340027-014 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address or other common designation, if any, shown above. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. FOR SALES INFORMATION, PLEASE CALL (714) 573-1965 or LOG ONTO WWW.priorityposting.com Date: 11/3/2011 WE ARE ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT, AND ANY INFORMATION WE OBTAIN WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. S.B.S. TRUST DEED NETWORK, A CALIFORNIA CORPORATION 31194 La Baya Drive Suite 106, Westlake Village, CA 91362 (818) 991-4600 LUIS ALVARADO, TRUSTEE SALE OFFICER P896587 11/11, 11/18, 11/25/2011 ——————————
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~ WEST ~ C U LV E R C I T Y L O S ANGELES 1236 Amhearst Ave. 3830 Vinton Ave. • • • Single • • • •••••• • Large Unit • • • 1 Bd.+1 Ba. • • 2 Bdrm. + 1 Bath 2 Bdrm. + 2 Bath ON RODEO DRIVE
PRIVATE •• GUESTHOUSE
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•• • • • • • • • •• •• S i n g l e • • •• •• •• A/C, pool, intercom entry, laundry facility, elevator, parking. Close to U.C.L.A.
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• • • • • • 1 Bdrm.+ 1 Bath • 1 Bd.+1 Ba. 2 Bd.+2 Ba. • B R I G H T & S P A C I O U S
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310/473-1509 ————— —————
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————— ————— WESTWOOD
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pool, laundry facilty access, elevator, elevator controlled and gated garage. laundry room, parking. access, on-site laundry, Call 310/276-9871 310/929-0610 parking. Close to 4 Blks. to Beach. Brentwood Village, STUNNING NEW Shops & Restaurants.
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————— L O W M O V E - I N ! ————— ————— • BRENTWOOD • “THE 51 MISSION” WRITING •GHOST WESTWOOD •
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• • • • • • • • • 818/669-1990 • 1 Bedroom •• • MID-WILSHIRE • 1 Bath ••
••• 2 Bd.+2 Bath ••• • Single • •• • • •• • •
N EWLY R EMODELED • 2 B drm.+ 2 B ath •
C L A S S I F I E D R E N TA L S
BEVERLY HILLS South Spalding Drive CHARMING SPACIOUS UPPER DUPLEX 3 BEDROOM, 2 BATH Unique unit with dining room, eat-in kitchen, hardwood floors, living room w/vaulted ceilings, wood beams/office, central air/heat, fireplace. Possible appliances, enclosed balcony, secured 2-car garage. Located near Roxbury Park. $4,200/MO. By Appointment Only Call 310/399-2439
HILLS ADJ. BEVERLY HILLS ADJ BEVERLY HILLS ADJ BEVERLY 911 Wooster Apt.#1 825 BEDFORD LUXURIOUS 9583 ALCOTT ST. 2 BEDROOM, 2 BATHS Spacious & Beautiful Upper W/Large Private 2 BDRM, 2 BATH
W I L S H I R E BEVERLY HILLS ADJ Remodeled DuplexCORRIDOR LUXURY HIGH RISE 2 Bd.+2 Ba. • $3,695
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.
• 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. 8426 WEST 4TH STREET NEAR WESTWOOD VILLAGE. $2,950/MO.
————— ————— BEVERLY HILLS ADJ. 1017 S. SHERBOURNE Very Private & Spacious 2 BDRM. + 1.5 BATH upper unit with breakfast and formal dining room. Yard, laundry & parking.
$3,500/MO. Call 213/804-3761
SOUTH MAPLE DR. Spacious 3 Bd.+2 Ba. Hrwd. flrs., granite ctrs., eat-in kitch., wet bar, balcony, lots of closet space, central air, 2-sub parking. $2,950/MO.
310/653-2551 ————— ————— —————
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RICHLY REDONE FRONT APT 4 BDRM + 3.5 BATH New kitchen with granite countertops, new appliances, new baths,new wood flooring, closets galore, huge living room, large dining room, washer & dryer, central air/ heat, bar-b-que and sun on roof, 2 car garage with storage,security building. 419 S. Palm Dr. Gina 310/600-2997 $ 3,900 a month * * * * * * * * * * * *
————— BEVERLY HILLS 145 S. MAPLE BEAUTIFUL PENTHOUSE 2 BD + DEN + 2.5 BA With locked elevator, private rooftop patio, large kitchen with new appliances and granite countertops, washer & dryer in unit, central air/heat, Subterranean parking. $3,750/MO. CALL 310/385-7188
*BEVERLY HILLS* BEVERLY HILLS FRENCH CHATEAU 342 N. PALM DR. 2 BEDROOM + DEN + 2.5 BATHROOM
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* SPACIOUS * Large closets, balconies, all amenities in kitchen 2 BEDROOM, 2 BATH with granite counters & Balcony, bar, fireplace, stainless steel sink, New stove, central A/C new berber carpeted laundry on each floor, a n d verticle blinds. elevator, 2-car parking. fireplace, bar, washer / Great manager on-site dryer included in laundry Sorry No Pets. area. Secured building $2,200 & Up with garden courtyard. Call 310/278-6640 Choice location Near Beverly Center,CedarsSinai, Restaurants, Etc. No Pets. $2,550/MO. BEVERLY HILLS FABULOUS Shown By Appointment. 2 BDRM, 2 BATHS 8544 BURTON WAY Front bright unit with CALL 310/273-6770 New kitchen & carpets, or 310/274-2914 central air, stove, dishwasher, lots of closets, laundry fac., secured building, 2-car indoor *KELEMEN* garage. $2,100/MO.
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all listings are on centurycityliving.com 8733 CLIFTON WAY Valet and Guest 2 BEDROOMS Parking. Huge Heated 2 ND F LR , 2 C AR G ARAGE Pool, Security Staff, Spacious 1,800 sq.ft. Doorman & HouseLarge living, formal man, Switchboard Tennis, Fitness Center dining/den, hardwd Business Center floors, new central air/
Unit #205 • $1695/MO. 1 BEDROOM, 1 BATH Remodeled unit, new stove, fridge, parking kitchen & baths, Micro- & laundry facility. Lovely wave, Dishwasher & Stove. quiet neighborhood. $1,200/MO. Near Robertson. NO PETS. Call 805/379-2000 Call 310/720-4810
————— ————— PRIME LOCATION BEVERLY HILLS & BRENTWOOD LUXURY UNITS • SINGLES • 1 BEDROOMS • 2 BEDROOMS Hardwood flrs/Carpets
From $1,500-$2,200 Shown by appointment
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Granite kitchen, washer/ dryer, dishwasher, fridge, 2-microwaves, gas oven, hardwood throughout, wet bar, 2 granite fireplaces, alarm, 3-car garage, sundeck w/ WEST HOLLYWOOD view, central air. No pets. LUXURY PENTHOUSE $3,300 & $3,400 3 BDRMS + 2.5 BATH 310/278-0941 Remodeled kitchen with granite counter tops & all new appliances. New hardwood floors. Large living room with BRIGHT & SPACIOUS floor to ceiling windows 2 Bd.+2 Ba. Condo Formal dining rm., and breathtaking views. Master suit with gran- marble flrs+carpet, ite counters, private lrg. patio, separate e l e vator entry to unit, kitch., appliances, dishcentral air, w/d hook-up washer, washer/dryer, Large patio off living/ fireplace, central air. dining rooms, pool, High-rise amenities: parking in gated subt e r r a n e a n g a r a g e . 24-hr. concierge, doorLimited access bldg. man, pool, spa, gym. North Swall Dr. $3,850/MO. Call 323/944-0270 $3,200/Month Cell 310/351-0729 310/877-7179
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Call 310/277-6377 1836 PARNELL AVE . 3rd Floor Front Apartment 2 Bdrms, 2.5 Baths $2,850/MO. Five Year old building, high ceilings with crown molding, bamboo floors stainlesssteel-appliances Washer & dryer, Marble bathrooms.
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————— PICO/ROBERTSON • BEVERLY HILLS • 2 Bdrm. • $2,790/Mo. X-LARGE LUXURY APT. Professionally decorated. All new interior. Hrwd., drapes, granite kitch/bath, s.s. appl., w/d hook-ups, hi-ceilings.
310/271-6811 Cell: 310/994-4122 Must see! 439 S. Rexford
————— 3 Bd.+2 Ba. • $2,550
Remodeled Kitchen+ Baths. Granite ctrs., hardwood+marble floors, central air, good closet space, new fridge+ stove, patio, laundry facility, 2-prkg.
————— BEVERLY HILLS
BEAUTIFUL SINGLE APT.
1 /2 block N.of Wilshire Upper unit with stove, fridge, hardwood flrs., with 1 covered parking space. No pets. $1,145/MO. Utilities Included.
HANCOCK PARK Robertson/Burton Way BEVERLY HILLS CHARMING & PRIVATE Spacious & Bright
STUDIO GUESTHOUSE Terrific Bright Upper SINGLE w/ Balcony
Kitchen with Appliances LOVELY 1 BEDROOM New hrwd. flrs., full kitchen, dining area, Full Bath, Air, Utilities $1,350/MO. refrigerator, stove, DTV & Internet. Walk-in closets, tub + a/c, laundry facility, Mature Adults stall shower. ELEVATOR covered parking. $2,000/MO. Call 949/493-3323 balcony, controlled $1,095 • Most Util. Paid
Prime location. 7 blocks to the beach, 3 blocks to 3rd St. Promenade. Close to bus & shopping $1,195/MO Partly Furnished Call 310/653-2551
Call 310/859-7368 ————— 323/653-2551 ————— 320 S. CLARK DR. —————
Upper with balcony, Granite kitchen, marble floors, jacuzzi tub with separate steam shower. access, quiet. No pets. NEW LISTINGS EVERYDAY Deluxe Unit. BEVERLY HILLS Call 424/249-3012 heat, elegant 2 new DOHENY/OLYMPIC Call for latest properties $3,400/MO. baths, backyard, patio. 2 Bd.+1 Ba. • $1,950 (Minimum 2 year lease) CENTURY PARK EAST Newly Remodeled BEVERLY HILLS By appointment only LARGE STUDIO $2,900/MO. unit w/ updated kitch. 1 BDRM, 1 BATH (No Calls after 8 PM)
SANTA MONICA CUTE STUDIOS
•• UNFURNISHED •• 1 BEDROOM, 1 BATH Front Upper Apartment Ground floor, stove, fridge, drapes and Spacious & Light. Hrwd. Facing Courtyard, $2,950/MONTH hardwood floors. in dining, 2-a/c’s, ceiling Newly Redecorated. High Floor Partial Ocean Near Pico/La Cienega No Pets fans, 2-entrances, Views. Huge Master $950/MO. $1,250MO. Bedroom. Walk-in Closet prkg. No pets. QUIET, Call for appointment Separate Stall Shower WELL MAINTAINED BLDG. Call 310/653-2551 at 310/470-3163 Renovate Stainless Steel 818/422-3755 Kitchen. Real Hardwood Floors. Heating & Air Conditioning Incl. Valet or Self Parking Extra Storage.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ LARGE CORNER CONDO
With Extra Large Living Room w/ laminate flrs. Pool, central air, balcony, elevator, gated entry, 2-car sub-prkg. No pets. $1,800
2 Bed+Den+2 Baths
La Cienega/ Melrose Square
2 Bdrm.+2 Bath
High Floor, 2 Large Balconies Renovated, Granite Hardwood Floors
1 Bdrm.+1 /2 Bath
2 BEDROOM, 1.5 BATHS $3,200/Month 1,500 + S.F. PENTHOUSE Beverly & Palm Hardwood Floors
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FOR SALE ENTERTAINMENT CENTER • 12 Feet Long • 25” Deep $2,500 Or Best Offer By Appt. Only: 310/274-0490
475 GARAGE / ESTATE SALE
Enormous Garage Sale Beverly Hills S a t . N o v. 1 2 at 9am to 1pm Designer clothing and Handbags, and shoes. Furniture! 316 S. Spalding Dr. In The Alley!!
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AIR & HEATING
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From the Publisher CLIF SMITH THEIR BALL IS NOT HARD ENOUGH We all know what “hardball” means in politics. Scandal stories leaked to the press, extortion, whisper campaigns, spreading rumors and using epithets, finding surrogates to damage your reputation, withholding money or blocking what you want are some of the tactics. Well, the Metropolitan Transit Authority is using all of the above to attack The Courier for us “outing” its carefully constructed “report” about “earthquake faults” and the tunnel under Beverly Hills High School. The Courier and its sister newspaper, the San Marino Tribune, are by far the leading and most heavily distributed newspapers in their respective areas. The MTA has had a policy of advertising locally to support their local bus, train and subway services. Those ads generate ridership and awareness of public transportation. That is NOT a political purpose, it is a public service. As part of our dedication to public service, we have published those ads at a considerable discount. We have always welcomed the ads and not just for the money. Yesterday afternoon, the MTA informed us they were cancelling the ad contracts for both newspapers. We believe the contracts cannot be cancelled. However, at a minimum this is a blatant attempt to punish The Courier for refusing to be bribed. We refused to back their damaging “bait and switch” plan to benefit Century City developers at the expense of Beverly Hills. Now they want to cut us off. This is old-fashioned “hardball” politics. A week ago, MTA public relations chief Steve Hymon attempted to attack our analysis of MTA’s earthquake fault report. The attempt failed. Our www.bhcourier.com post yesterday shredded that effort. Quite inadvertently, he confirmed our most damaging critique. This week, one of our former mayors, Linda Briskman, was enlisted to serve the MTA cause with her post on MTA’s Facebook page. She calls us “hysterical.” The giveaway that this is concocted is her use of the word, “hysterical.” That is the epithet hurled at Beverly Hills Unified School Board President Lisa Korbatov by MTA staff, some directors and echoed by Beverly Hills Mayor Barry Brucker to try to demean and diminish our school board. Now, former Mayor Briskman uses it against The Courier. Everyone who opposes the Beverly High tunnel is “hysterical.” “Hysterical, hysterical, hysterical.” Remember “gravitas”? That was what George W. Bush lacked when running for president. Remember how nearly EVERY political columnist, commentator and party operative used the same word? Coincidence? Just how many of us EVER use that word in normal conversation? No one. Same here with “hysterical.” The PR people at MTA picked the word to attack Lisa and that is their word of choice. In our own brand of “hysteria,” The Courier focused on the fallacies, errors, and evasions of MTA’s made-as-instructed “study” that found new earthquake faults where decades of California state, county, Los Angeles city, Beverly Hills, and private geologists and engineers working for developers and banks could not. Now we’re being punished, or at least they are trying to. MTA’s efforts, in essence, accuse all these professionals of failing to find earthquake faults that would have blocked construction along Santa Monica Boulevard under the Alquist-Priolo Act for the last 40 years. We do not believe ALL these experts got it wrong. As for our public service ads for MTA, our audience has not changed. The number of readers who see these MTA ads has only increased, not declined. We are still serving the public but the MTA staff does not like our editorial coverage of their bait-andswitch on the subway tunnel. The only difference between now and last week when we ran their ads is our editorial coverage of their actions as a public agency. It is noteworthy that Brian Goldberg's staunch opposition to the tunnel under Beverly High just earned him overwhelming support at the polls. He also faced a “whisper campaign,” flyers that appeared out of nowhere, and anonymous attacks. Beverly Hills paid no attention. His reelection shows where the people of this city stand. Clearly, those publications that carry MTA ads from now on can be branded as “editorial-for-hire” publications. We’ll see whether any of them have the courage to risk losing thousands of dollars to tell the truth. If MTA wants to publicize its services for the good of the people, we continue to welcome their ads (and believe they remain contractually bound to publish them). But now they know–The Courier cannot be bribed. The Courier welcomes “Letters to the Editor.” Please email to firstname.lastname@example.org; fax to 310-271-5118; or mail to The Courier, 8440 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills CA 90211
LETTERS The banquet-catering feature of the Roxbury Park makeover is the newest previously unmentioned low-light, at least publicly, of the huge concrete white elephant that keeps inching forward. The Roxbury Park “super gym” project has been a vilified concept since it first took life sixseven years ago when proposed as a “world class sports complex” by a then sitting Beverly Hills councilman. Northside Homeowners Association didn’t want it and the Southside Homeowners Association doesn’t want it. Residents have spoken against it in droves. If 250 neighbors stepped up to the microphone to offer comments at the dozens of Parks & Recreation Commission and City Council hearings on the subject over the years, at least 248 of them have spoken against the project. What the residents and Roxbury Park users have unanimously asked for is fixing what needs to be fixed and expand what needs to be expanded. Modernize and improve various items which have seen better days, and add facilities not currently present in the existing 30+ -year old community building. The residents recognize Roxbury Park is surrounded by homes and small apartment buildings, and want to retain the quiet, passive nature of their neighborhood park. Since the original idea took life, at least four of the five councilmembers who green-lighted its development have been replaced, including the one who championed it. All members of the Parks & Recreation Commission who began with the project are gone. No member of the Parks & Recreation Department who administered the research and details of development of the project is still employed by the City. So, who is carrying the torch for spending multi-millions on the super gym? This isn't about a new luxury hotel or massive condo complex. There are no visible corporations or business moguls with a vested interest. No high-powered lawyers arguing for or against. This gym is a public building the public doesn't want. Who is the force pushing it forward? Has it gotten to the Woodward–Bernstein admonition: “follow the money?” Conneyson ******
•How many digital clocks are still...and how many cukoos no longer shrill?; •How many timepieces remained unchanged...as their owners wander deranged? •Only the sundial knows for certain....When it’s time to draw the curtain; •But, we, poor fools, Alas! and Alack...keep leaping forward, then falling back! •When will we citizens stand up and say...let’s make it legal and leave it one way! Janet Salter
Rabbi Jacob Pressman TODAY IS 11-11-11 When I attended elementary school in the late 1920s, teacher gave me the privilege of running the Stars and Stripes up the flagpole each morning, and I have been a loyal patriot ever since. I vividly remember Armistice Day. On Nov. 11, each year, at 11 minutes after 11 a.m., we would stand at our desks, hand on heart, and observe a minute of silence in tribute to the soldiers who fought in World War I and commemorate the moment when the armistice was declared ending that war. Today we are celebrating it as it is now known, Veterans Day. WWI ended in 1918 and in 1919 U.S. President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed 11-11 to be a holiday, as he said: “…with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service.” The day has undergone many changes. In 1938 Congress made it a legal holiday: “a day to be dedicated to the cause of world peace.” Then Germany, Italy and Japan launched World War II, after which there were many graves and living veterans, so in 1954 Congress amended this action, replacing “Armistice” with “Veterans.” More veterans were made in the several wars we carried on ever since in many far-flung encounters. In 1971 Veterans Day was moved to the fourth Monday of October. In 1978, it was moved back to its original day of Nov. 11. On far-flung fronts thousands and thousands of Americans in uniform are still fighting, being wounded, or dying. Sadly, many recent veterans are facing huge problems, physical, financial, and emotional. This Veterans Day should remind us of our sacred obligation to give them every assistance to cope with those problems. It is not enough to run some commercial Veterans Day sales or hang out the flag. Any child can do that, as I once did. Let us strive to create a human society where nations live in peace with their neighbors, and today’s youth can live to grow old. If we will it, it is no dream.
POLICE BLOTTER BURGLARY Occurred at 12:19 a.m. on 10/31 in 400 block of N. Rodeo Dr. Unknown male suspect used projectile to shatter front window of victim’s store and stole property. Loss $91,925 Occurred between 5 p.m. on 10/28 and 7 a.m. on 10/31. Unknown suspect entered secured residential construction site, stole equipment, lighting and tools. Loss $7,770 Occurred between 4 p.m. on 11/2 and 1 p.m. on 11/3 in 200 block of S. Gale Dr. Unknown suspect cut cable lock and stole two bicycles. Loss $2,800 Occurred between 10/28 and 11/1 in 9500 block of Sunset Blvd. Unknown suspect pulled lights from ground and fled. ROBBERY Occurred about 12:30 a.m. on 11/1 in 100 block of N. Oakhurst Dr. Suspect #1: Male Hispanic, 25, 5'08'', 160, and three other male suspects–used physical force to restrain victim on ground, then robbed the latter’s personal belongings. Loss $950 GRAND THEFT Occurred about 4:50 p.m. on 10/31 in 8900 block of W. Olympic Blvd. Suspect: Male White, 60, 5'08'', 175, black hair–entered open business and stole victim’s property. Loss $2,400 Occurred between 8 a.m. on 10/31 and 7:36 p.m. on 11/4 in 9600 block of Wilshire Blvd. Unknown suspect concealed merchandise under his own clothing and exited store without paying. Loss $583 Occurred about 3:30 p.m. on 11/2 in 400 block of N. Bedford Dr. Unknown suspect entered location carrying a plastic bag, selected and concealed items
inside bag and exited store. Loss $108 Occurred between 10/10/05 and 10/24 in 200 block of N. Rodeo Dr. Unknown suspect stole property shipped from Hawaii to store in Beverly Hills. Loss $10,700 ASSAULT Occurred about 7 p.m. in 8500 block of Wilshire Blvd. Suspect pushed victim during argument. Occurred between 8 and 11 p.m. on 11/1 in 9900 block of N. Santa Monica Blvd. Suspect: Male White, 30, 5'10'', 170, bald–offered victim free haircut, then made unwanted sexual advances toward the latter in locked bathroom. BANK FRAUD Occurred between noon on 10/12 and 4 p.m. on 10/31 in 400 block of N. Bedford Dr. Suspect: Male White, 47, 6'00'', 180, brown hair and hazel eyes–gave victim a check from closed bank account to pay for a watch. Loss $25,000 IDENTITY THEFT Occurred between 2/17 and 10/22 in 300 block of N. Canon Dr. Suspect: Female Hispanic, 28, 5'06'', 110, brown hair and eyes–used victim’s credit card and made fraudulent charges. Occurred between 1 and 6:37 p.m. on 11/1 in 300 block of S. Canon Dr. Unknown suspect called victim impersonating the latter’s granddaughter and asked her to wire money to her. Occurred between 10 a.m. on 9/14 and 10:41 a.m. on 11/2 in 400 block of N. Oakhurst Dr. Unknown suspect used victim’s personal information to obtain cable service. Occurred between 9/12 and 11/3 in 100 block of N. Gale Dr. Unknown suspect obtained victim’s personal information, then opened credit card account and made purchases.
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