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READY TO SKATE—The City of Beverly Hills cut the ribbon on the Holiday Ice Skating Rink on Crescent Drive in front of City Hall at a short ceremony on Wednesday afternoon. Pictured above (from left): Conference & Visitors Bureau Executive Director Julie Wagner, Vice Mayor John Mirisch, CVB Chairman Offer Nissenbaum, Councilwoman Lili Bosse, Mayor Willie Brien, Councilman Barry Brucker, former Mayor Linda Briskman, Charles Nelson of Sprinkles Cupcakes, Bill Wiley of Two Rodeo and City Treasurer Eliot Finkel. Courier Photo By Matt Lopez
Beverly Hills Cuts Ribbon On Holiday Ice Skating Rink Hawthorne students celebrate “Walk to School Wednesday”. 5
By Matt Lopez The City of Beverly Hills officially cut the ribbon on the City’s Holiday Ice Skating rink Wednesday, one of the final
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George Christy, Page 6 Anthony Hopkins Delivers an Indelible Performance in Hitchcock, The Director Loved a Good Table and Imported Delicacies From Abroad for His Walk-In Refrigerator at His Bel-Air Home
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Sydney Segal Wins Cross Country State Championship By Matt Lopez With each week that passes, it seems like Beverly Hills High School Cross Country runner Sydney Segal breaks another record or brings home another championship. She had already broken as-
sorted course records and school records and brought home Beverly High’s first CIF championship, but last Saturday’s performance in Fresno topped them all. Segal captured the first Cross (see ‘SEGAL,’ page 14)
Civic Leader, Philanthropist Broidy Commended By Judge By Courier staff Los Angeles civic leader and philanthropist Elliott Broidy was commended by New York State Judge Lewis Bart Stone Monday and given the minimum allowable sentence for his role in a “pay-to-play” scandal involving New York State Comptroller Alan
Hevesi. Broidy was involved in the scandal with Hevesi, who was convicted of accepting gifts from people who (see ‘BROIDY,’ page 14)
By Laura Coleman and Matt Lopez One week after suggesting a portion of the City of Beverly Hills’ $10 million surplus be allocated to the Beverly Hills Unified School District, Vice Mayor John Mirisch appears to be garnering support from the school
community for his desire to allocate $4 million to the Beverly Hills Unified School District. Mirisch appeared at Tuesday’s school board meeting to further discuss his plan to help infuse funds into the school district. He spoke during the public (see ‘PETITION,’ page 14)
School Board Approves Interim Budget With $3.5 Million In Cuts By Laura Coleman The Board of Education unanimously voted to approve the state-mandated 2012/13 first interim budget at Tuesday night’s formal meeting. The $54.5 million budget to be submitted to the Los Angeles County Office of Education includes $3.56 mil-
lion in cuts the district would need to make if it fails to raise sufficient funds to maintain a positive certification. “Make no mistake, in order to reach this certification, we are talking about layoffs,” Board VP Jake Manaster said. (see ‘BUDGET,’ page 14)
Congress Targets 401(k), Plans For Deficit “Cliff” By Laura Coleman In anticipation of next year’s comprehensive tax reform, the American Society of Pension Professionals and Actuaries (ASPPA) this week launched the “Save My 401(k)” campaign to raise awareness about the dangers retirement savings accounts are facing in the wake of the nation’s looming fiscal crisis. “We know [Congress will] raise money somehow, and that puts all of us potentially on the chopping block,” ASPPA Direc-
tor of Retirement Policy Judy Miller said. “Everybody that’s in a plan now would be impacted.” The so-called “fiscal cliff” that stands at the precipice of the year’s end, includes the scheduled expiration of Bush era tax cuts, a temporary payroll tax cut, an unemployment benefits extension and the special depreciation allowance, in addition to $1.2 trillion in cuts over 2013-21 known as the sequester. To avoid catastrophe, Congressional lead(see ‘FISCAL CLIFF,’ page 7)
A CAVALCADE OF COLE PORTER—Anything Goes with its treasure of Cole Porter hits is the Center Theatre Group’s holiday treat, directed and choreographed by Kathleen Marshall, at the Ahmanson Theatre through Jan. 6. Rachel York is incandescent as the alluring Reno Sweeney in fabulous costumes by Martin Pakledinaz. Cast members keep the hijinks on a roll. What’s better than singing and dancing to I’ve Got You Under My Skin, You’re The Top, Easy to Love, Friendship, It’s De-Lovely, Anything Goes, Blow, Gabriel, Blow and the brilliant Gypsy In Me number. For more photos, see George Christy’s column on page 6.
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steps before the rink opens this Saturday. Crescent Drive has been closed since Friday to allow for CHAMPION—Beverly Hills High School senior Sydney Segal cemented her legacy as the most decorated cross country runner in BHHS history last weekend, capturing the first cross country state championship in school history. She was selected to run in this weekend’s Nike Nationals event in Portland, Oregon. The event brings together the best high school runners from across the country.
Temple Emanuel Town Hall addresses religious pluralism in Israel. 5
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BHUSD Parents Start Online Petition to Support Mirisch’s Plan To Help Fund Schools
Richard Bloom declares victory, thanks Beverly Hills for support. 4
BHEF receives $50,000 check from Sachs family for BHUSD. 4
Edward Staudenmayer and Rachel York sizzle in The Gypsy In Me.
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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Planning Commission of the City of Beverly Hills, at its meeting to be held on Thursday, December 13, 2012, at 1:30 p.m., in Room 280-A of the City Hall, 455 N. Rexford Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210, will hold a public hearing to consider: AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BEVERLY HILLS AMENDING THE MUNICIPAL CODE TO ESTABLISH AN ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW PROCESS TO ALLOW MINOR MODIFICATIONS OF CERTAIN ZONING CODE STANDARDS BASED ON SPECIFIC FINDINGS.
The proposed ordinance would establish a process through which the Director of Community Development could approve minor modifications of certain zoning code standards on a project specific basis, provided that certain findings can be made. This Ordinance has been assessed in accordance with the authority and criteria contained in the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), the State CEQA Guidelines, and the environmental regulations of the City. It can be seen with certainty that there is no possibility that the adoption and implementation of this Ordinance may have a significant effect on the environment. This Ordinance is therefore exempt from the environmental review requirements of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to Section 15061(b)(3) of Title 14 of the California Code of Regulations. All interested persons are invited to attend and speak on this matter. Written comments may be submitted, c/o Planning Services, 455 N. Rexford Drive, 1st Floor, Beverly Hills, CA 90210. Comments must be received by 5:00 pm on Wednesday, December 5, 2012 to be included in the Planning Commissionâ€™s agenda packet. Written and spoken comments may also be submitted during the public hearing. If you challenge the actions in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues that were raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the City, either during or prior to the end of the public comment period. For more information, please contact Peter Noonan, AICP CEP, Senior Planner in the Beverly Hills Planning Division at 310.285.1127 or email@example.com. The case file, including a copy of the proposed ordinance, is available for review in the Community Development Department, City Hall, 1st Floor, 455 N. Rexford Drive, Beverly Hills, California 90210. JONATHAN LAIT, AICP City Planner
THANKSGIVING FUNâ€”Hawthorne teacher Mrs. Lindsay's Kindergarten students Kayley Gerson, Adina Eastman and Hayden Ann Cucci celebrated Thanksgiving with turkey hats and a Stone Soup feast.
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No School Parcel Tax For May Ballot, School Board Decides By Laura Coleman The Board of Education failed to reach consensus on bringing a parcel tax to voters in May at Tuesday’s board meeting as a possible recourse to plug a $3.56 million budget shortfall. Board president Brian Goldberg and boardmember
BIG CHECK—On Tuesday, the Beverly Hills Education Foundation presented the school district with a check for $350,000–the first of what BHEF executive director Matthew P. Zarcufsky said would be many. Pictured above (from left): Zarcufsky, Lisa Korbatov, Jason Friedman, Jake Manaster, Noah Margo, Brian Goldberg, Lewis Hall, Annette Saleh, Jennifer Tedford, Howard Goldstein, Joe Safier, Karen Pollack, Dawnalyn Murakawa-Leopard, Gary Woods and Jonathan Prince. Courier Photo By Laura Coleman
Noah Margo voted to bring a proposed ballot measure back to the board for a vote, boardmembers Lewis Hall and Lisa Korbatov voted against it, and board VP Jake Manaster abstained. “I can’t support a parcel (see ‘PARCEL TAX’ page 12)
MIMI—Mimi, 5-pound, fullgrown mini poodle is 1 year old. A breeder abandoned her at the shelter when he couldn't sell her online. After being rescued and fostered by Beverly Hills area volunteers, she is now house trained and ready for love. Those interested in adopting Mimi may contact Kira Lorsch at 4Dogs@RHLGroup.com.
Sachs Family Hopes To Inspire Philantrophy For Schools Through $50,000 BHEF Donation Rent Discussions Continue By Laura Coleman community, I would love for opening their hearts to the Beverly Hills residents people to see that there are all needs of public schools as the With City, Pioneer Hardware Karen and David Sachs hope to sorts of ways to give to the foundation embarks on its $1.7 inspire fellow residents to give back to public schools with their recent $50,000 donation to the district through the Beverly Hills Education Foundation (BHEF). “We wanted to serve as an example,” Karen Sachs told The Courier. “I would love to stimulate other gifts in the
schools.” The Sachs unique gift of an aerial lift for sports events emerged following a conversation with high school principal Carter Paysinger where he told them his donation “wish list.” BHEF Executive Director Matt Zarcufsky said he is banking on community members
million fundraising campaign. BHUSD is currently facing a $3.5 million deficit. “There needs to be a culture of giving to public schools, desperately underfunded, so it’s incumbent upon us to get the message out,” Sachs said. “There’s no money that is better spent than on education.”
By Matt Lopez Discussions are ongoing between Pioneer Hardware and the City of Beverly Hills to help keep open the store which has served City residents since 1926. The latest offer on the table for Pioneer Hardware is a 1year extension of its current rate of rent, with the caveat that
Pioneer Hardware must decide within 6 months if it wants to exercise a 5-year option to return to its original rate. Along with that, Pioneer was allowed the removal of a restriction that barred the hardware store from selling any high-priced items. Pioneer, which resides in a (see ‘PIONEER’ page 12)
Richard Bloom Closes In On Victory, Thanks Beverly Hills
SOCCER STARS—The West Hills U19 Boys soccer team, which is a mixture of talented players from Beverly Hills and West L.A., won the AYSO Area 1P League Championship last weekend. Pictured (back row, from left): Coach Chris Wheeler, Bryan Khalilirad, Michael Totten, Ari Simon, Kaysan Ghassemi-Nejad, Clay Anderson, Ryan Carroll, Davis Gleeson, Asher Simon, Niel McQueen, Maximillian Parni and Coach Benham Ghassemi-Nejad. Front row (from left): Patrick McQueen, Ari Nissenbaum, Calvin Yi, Ethan Lew, Brandon Ramos and Zach Diamond. Not pictured: Tom Heaney, Mathew Mokhtarzadeh, Alex Navi and Il-Han Lee. TAKING THE TURKEY TOURNAMENT—The Beverly Hills AYSO U14 soccer team, Darrens, won the recent Thanksgiving Turkey Tournament in Torrance. Team members include, (back row, from left): Jacob Khakshouri (assistant coach), Steven Khakshouri, Spencer Flores, Dylan Pourbaba, Keith Stone, Valentino Sterza, Lucas Thau, Blake Sloane, Michael Revah and Louie Maarfi (coach); and (front row, from left): Daniel Ornstein, Jamison Neale and Yoel Cohavy. Not pictured: Stutz Elliot, Julian Saadeh, Jackson Stewart, Maurice Zakaria and Phillip Ahn.
By Matt Lopez After weeks of counting mail-in and absentee ballots, Santa Monica Mayor Richard Bloom can finally take a deep breath and rest a little easier as his race for the 50th Assembly District appears all but over. And to celebrate? Bloom took to Facebook. After the latest vote tally came in to show
Richard Bloom (see ‘BLOOM’ page 12)
EVERY 15 MINUTES—On Tuesday morning, 650 Beverly Hills students watched a staged accident as part of the “Every 15 Minutes” event for 2012. The goal of the program is to help students make good decisions and avoid driving under the influence or texting.
AYSO U-14 ‘Darrens,’ Capture Championship, Vahagn Setian Run/Walk Sunday Dedicate Trophy To Late Coach Darren Davies Vahagn Setian Charitable Run/Walk will be held and feaThe Beverly Hills AYSO U14 soccer team won the recent Thanksgiving Turkey Tournament in Torrance, and immediately dedicated the trophy to its late coach Darren Davies, who died unexpectedly last
month. The team, which had changed its name to “Darrens” after the loss of its trainer, as well as dedicating the season to him, won four and tied one game in a 48-hour marathon of
five games, scoring 14 goals and conceding only five. Down five players, the Darrens, still managed to play all five games without substitutions. (see ‘DARRENS’ page 12)
Foundation on Sunday will commemorate the 6th anniversary of Beverly High student Vahagn Setian’s tragic death due to vehicular manslaughter. The 2012 annual Vahagn Setian B2V Memorial
ture members of the BHPD’s prize-winning Baker-to-Las Vegas relay team. A wide array of residents, school system personnel, students, firefighters, and supporters of VSCF will (see ‘VAHAGN’ page 9)
BEVERLY HILLS COURIER | NOVEMBER 30, 2012 Page 5 JEWISH FUTURE— Rabbi Laura Geller (center) discusses civil rights at a Town Hall meeting held Monday at Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills. She is pictured with Rabbi Dovid Eliezrie (left) and Consul Gen. David Siegel. Courier Photo Laura Coleman
Temple Emanuel Town Hall Addresses Civil Rights And Religious Pluralism In Israel
WALK TO SCHOOL—Jesse Meyen’s sixth grade homeroom class participated in “Walk to School Wednesdays. The weekly walk is part of a districtwide effort to encourage greater civic responsibility among Beverly Hills students and residents. Hawthorne Principal Kathy Schaeffer told The Courier the program is way By Laura Coleman for students to stay physically fit and build community.
City Takes On Growing Panhandling Issue By Matt Lopez If you’ve shopped anywhere in the business triangle or had lunch along South Beverly Drive, you’ve likely been asked for money. Panhandling is on the rise in Beverly Hills and with the Holiday season upon us, it’s
only expected to get more prevalent. The Beverly Hills Human Services Department has launched its “Positive Change, Not Spare Change” in an attempt to raise awareness and help residents give to charities that can use the money, rather
than panhandlers. Human Services Administrator Jim Latta tells The Courier that on a given day, anywhere from 12 to 15 panhandlers roam the City. The majority of those, the City estimates, and (see ‘PANHANDLING’ page 11)
BOOK FAIR—El Rodeo School held a successful book fair for students in mid-November. Pictured above left (from left): Natalie Antin, Breanna Arianpour, Kayla Naufal and Richard Troiano thumb through all the different books available. Pictured above right: Layla Payman and Charlotte Walker-Sullivan enjoy the book fair.
Sabans To Co-Chair Israel Defense Forces Western Regional Gala On December 6 By Laura Coleman Over 1,200 attendees are expected to attend Thursday evening’s Friends of the Israel
Defense Forces (FIDF) Western Regional Gala at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza on Dec. 6. Beverly HIlls Residents
Haim and Cheryl Saban will serve for the sixth year as chairs of the FIDF Western Regional Gala, which has raised (see ‘FIDF page 12)
REC AND PARKS—The Beverly Hills Recreation and Parks Commission officially completed its reappointment at its meeting Tuesday. Robbie Anderson became chair as previous chair Susan Gersh’s term came to an end. Howard Rosoff became the new vice chair. Pictured (from left): Rosoff, Gersh, Anderson, commissioners Simone Friedman and Alan Block.
Good Shepherd Toy Drive Set For Thursday By Laura Coleman For many, the holidays are a time to count blessings and give back to the community. On Thursday, Gloria and Laura Govan will host a holiday toy drive to benefit the children of Good Shepherd Center for Homeless Women & Children
starting at 9 p.m. at the Crocker Club downtown. The star-studded event, which asks attendees for a $20 donation and a toy, is intended to help raise support for the 93 women and 40 children cur(see ‘TOY DRIVE’ page 11)
Matt Barnes & Gloria Govan
Neil Landau To Host Screenwriting Q&A By Laura Coleman Prominent screenwriter and UCLA teacher Neil Landau likes to tell his students that the best stories to tell are ones that are unique to them. On Saturday, the screenwriter of cult classic Don't Tell Mom The
Babysitter's Dead will discuss the role of mystery and suspense in screenwriting at Samuel French Bookshop at 2 p.m. “I think it’s important to be Neil Landau
(see ‘LANDAU’ page 11)
Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills Senior Rabbi Laura Geller knew she had to engage the local Jewish community about civil rights in Israel following last month’s “outrageous” arrest of Anat Hoffman for praying at the Western Wall in Jerusalem. Despite strong local opposition to the Town Hall
held Monday at the Beverly Hills temple in the wake of the crisis in Gaza, the Israeli Consul General David Siegel, joined Geller and several rabbis to discuss religious diversity in Israel with over 300 people in attendance. The Oct. 16 arrest of Hoffman, the Israeli woman who (see ‘PLURALISM’ page 11)
GEORGE CHRISTY with water. When one foolish captain stirred it with vinegar, and I tasted it, we did not have a f r i e n d l y moment. I’ve hated vinegar my entire life.”
s a youngster, he locked in a closet for hours by a family member. That scalding fear stayed with him forever, and he explained that the terror of this experience is what he aimed for in his movies. He also admitted he loved playing pranks with guests at the dinner table. “Everyone needs a dose of fun.”
Producer Tom Pollack The film’s Jessica Biel
Director Sacha Gervasi with wife Jessica diRothschild
olidays. Moms, Dads, Aunties and Uncles and Bright Young Things. Where would we be without our Bright Young Things and their enthusiastic curiosity and yearning for stories about then and then.
who mentored her husband in more ways than one, and Scarlett Johansson channels the never-forgotten Janet Leigh role.
Hitchcock’s Toni Collette and Helen Mirren attended Fox Searchlight’s premiere at the Samuel Goldwyn Theatre. Anthony Hopkins was filming in London at the time.
“Hitchcock grabs you by
the lapels like a suspense classic by Hitch himself – a knockout from start to finish.”
hank you, Rex Reed. His rave continues in the New York Observer: “Rich performances, a riveting and articulate screenplay, meticulous direction and enough grounded emotional iving in New York when intensity to keep your pulse we were, we’d fly to Los pounding. Angeles to develop articles for Town & Country magazine, here are many reasons traveling as a roving editor for why Alfred Hitchcock is the 11 years. Knowing of Mr. most famous and instantly recHitchcock’s love of a good ognizable film director of all table, we called Universal, and time, and all of them are reliasked if Mr. H was up to an artiably, artistically realized in cle about his love of food and Hitchcock. With so much yearwine. His assistant, Peggy end junk polluting the market, Robertson, called the next day, it’s easy to see why this is one of and wondered if we were availthe best movies of 2012.” able the following afternoon.
nthony Hopkins stars in an indelible performance that a few critics are grousing about. Sorry, folks, Hitchcock is an intriguing entertainment, capturing qualities of the man we met and who befriended us after college and our three-year U.S. Army service. Helen Mirren delivers another of her fine performances as Hitchcock’s wife Alma Reville, Page 6 | November 30, 2012
ased on Stephen Rebello’s bestseller about the making of the 1959 Psycho, this Hitchcock movie, directed by Sacha Gervasi and produced by Tom Pollock and Ivan Reitman with an absorbing screenplay by John J. McLaughlin, will be long-lived. Not only for new and old fans, but it will be keenly discussed in film classes around the world. Psycho was Hitchcock’s 47th film, and most successful, still reaping royalties since he personally financed it when Paramount’s Barney Balaban refused.
is car and driver arrived at The Beverly Hills Hotel to shuttle us to his bungalow on the Universal lot. That was our first meeting, and since we were knowledgeable about French cuisine and wines, which he described in vivid detail, he suggested we meet again. The next afternoon his car and driver drove us to his Bel-Air residence overlooking the Bel-Air Country Club golf course.
ore memories remain with us, but these suffice for now. The title of our article: “Alfred Hitchcock on How to Murder a Lamb Chop.”
or whatever reason, we spent considerable time together, with Mr. H proudly showing off his walk-in refrigerator. Reminding us of Henri Soule’s equally large fridge at Le Pavilion in Manhattan. To digress, we were privileged to taste caviar during a private luncheon with Soule, then the Grand Vizier of restaurantdom. His vendor offered several choices, with the exacting Soule exploding about the caviars’ lack of quality. Within minutes, he spit the caviar in the salesman’s face. Not knowing what to do, we sheepishly offered the vendor our handkerchief.
n Mr. H’s fridge were foie gras from Perigord, cream from the Isle of Jersey, chocolates from Fauchon in Paris, and more. He flew them frequently to California. When Peggy brought out his new wine list, he lifted an eyebrow. “Did you notice I’ve added another case of the Grand Eschezaux?” and then alluded to the rare Burgundian vintage. Nobody but nobody will ever pronounce Grand Eschezaux with Mr. H’s sonorous authority.
e favored the “hobo steak” at Chasen’s on Sunday nights (in booth Number One, where else?), often requesting English mustard to accompany his beef. “The dry English mustard should always be mixed
o it was at Villa Abbondanza this Thanksgiving holiday. Villa Abbondanza’s the former George Cukor estate thoroughly renovated by the Ivy’s and Indigo Seas’ Lynn von Kersting and Richard Irving. A vast domain with rose and vegetable gardens and orchards as far as the eye can see that we long ago christened Villa Abbondanza, with Lynn creating a new life with her international flair for the vintage property.
YT’s included handsome Brit chums of India’s. Ed Farley, who grew up in Castle Howard, the historic setting for Evelyn Waugh’s Brideshead Revisited – Ed’s godfather owns a London zoo with tigers and gorillas, etc. Chanelle Kerr is behind the hot apparel firm Saveus, a favorite of India and mom Lynn – she came with her photographer mate Ben Brett. Twenty-something Josh Tyler’s quite the professional gambler relocating soon to the West Coast. Winning’s easier, they say, in the middle of the night when rivals at play are woozy from booze.
es, there were homebaked pumpkin and pecan pies. And grownups like the witty Uncle Carl Hall. Popular hairstylist and makeup artist Paul Gregory. Also, Darren Ramirez who’s financing a movie he’ll produce in Mexico and who nodded after the desserts and the 1940 Armagnac that it was time “to unbutton my vest.” Asked how he came upon the rare vintage, Richard Irving nonchalantly shrugged, “I have my ways.”
ndia’s revving up for the mistletoe season. Planning her Christmas Eve fete with a plentitude of heaven-sent truffles. Soon after, she’ll fly to Capri for its winter film festival and screen her romantic Mon Reve, already bestowed with top awards from festivals in Ischia, Las Vegas, and hometown Beverly Hills. More coming! Online at www.bhcourier.com/georgechristy.cfm
heir beautiful daughter, India Irving, actress, dancer, novelist, filmmaker (Mon Reve), appears to be inheriting the mantle of a Julia Child. Cooking throughout her childhood, she paid rapt attention to Big Daddy Richard’s cooking talents, perfecting recipes and creating delicious dishes of her own.
or our Thanksgiving repast, India was front and center, dressed to the nines in Gucci. A traditional feast it was, with India adding original dishes. Pumpkin gratin and fennel gratin and a whiskey chocolate cake that we devoured, as did the Bright Young Things. Such as the alluring actress Camilla Belle, who came with mom Cristina, a devotee of Brazilian music. Camilla is a Marlborough School classmate of India’s, and was introduced this year to New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow during the Metropolitan Museum’s Costume Ball. That
Celebrity Photo/Janet Gough / Eric Charbonneau
Producer Ivan Reitman with wife Genieve was
meeting sparked a comfortable bicoastal friendship.
India Irving cooked her original dishes for the family’s Thanksgiving dinner. Impressed guests say she’s a “young Julia Child.”
November 30, 2012 | Page 7 JAZZY Q—Local musicians get together at the Beverly Hills Market every Wednesday afternoon to entertain customers at lunchtime at the market’s “Jazzy-Q” event. It runs from noon to 2 p.m. each week. Patrons can listen to live jazz while enjoying BBQ kabobs and other fresh meals. Pictured (from left): Oliver Steinberg, Dean Christopher and Charles Coffman. Courier Photo By Matt Lopez.
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ers are spending the final weeks of 2012 working to avoid a crisis that economists warn could plunge the U.S. back into a recession. “As we debate how to deal with our long-term debt, we need innovative ideas,” Rep. Henry Waxman told The Courier. ”I know how important these issues - the environment, the debt, and our local economy - are to my constituents and I will continue to push for innovative solutions.” While innovative solutions are key to healing the nation’s long-term debt, such as Waxman’s proposal to put a price on carbon pollution, American Benefits Council Senior VP Lynn Dudley warned slashing 401(k) contribution limits could be catastrophic to the economy. She emphasized that because the money is invested on a tax-deferred basis, it is not lost expenditure. In fact, Dudley said, it’s quite the opposite, with every dollar tucked away in a deferred savings account impacting the economy five-fold once it is taken out. “Think what a crazy world it would be if we had people retiring in record numbers, like we do now, and there
would be no money coming out of [401(k)’s],” she said. “In the case of retirement….you’re actually generating money.” Changing the tax benefits of retirement savings account is a genuine concern. The last time full-scale tax reform occurred in 1986, Congress cut 401(k) contributions by 70 percent. Los Angeles County Economic Development chief economist Robert A. Kleinhenz estimated 10,000 Americans cross the 65-year-old threshold every day – a figure estimated to sustain for the next decade. More than 11 percent of Los Angeles County residents are over 65. With high unemployment rates and a still shaky recovery from the Great Recession, the potential impact on California for the scheduled $88 billion in national cuts for 2013, will ripple across the state. Roughly half of the cuts will be defense-related, which is expected to cost the state 225,500 jobs according to a study released by George Mason University earlier this year. Kleinhenz said Los Angeles would likely bear the lion’s share of that job loss. “The recovery is fragile,” he said. “If we go over the fiscal cliff entirely, we could see a recession in 2013.”
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Fashion News & Notes Stella McCartney Wins Designer Of The Year Award
Designer while Manolo Blahnik won for “Outstanding Achievement in Fashion.” Harold Tillman won a special recognition award for his term as chairman of the British Fashion Council. He will step down at the end of the year. WWD
Scott’s design, with glossy white exterior, will be revealed to the public today at the L.A. Auto Show. The 2-seater’s white leather and chrome interior is a nod to racecars and airplanes from an era when people looked forward to flying.
Jeremy Scott Designs Winged Vehicle For Smart Car The Los Angeles-based designer, who has previously collaborated with Adidas, Longchamp and Swatch, now has left his mark on the pintsize auto brand, Smart.
The air conditioning vents evoke Madonna’s cone bra or an old school juicer. The steering wheel and front-fasten, harness seatbelts look like they could be from a chic arcade game. The quilted leather is reminiscent of a high quality handbag.
“I was really excited because I wanted to make something that would be new, something that would be memorable, something that would be fun, and something that people Stella McCartney scooped the would recognize immediately top prize, “Designer of the as mine,” said Scott, whose Year,” at the British Fashion signature wings light up red Awards Tuesday night at the and extend from the back of Savoy Theatre. McCartney also the car, which is called the walked away with the “smart forjeremy.” The design Designer Brand award, capelement makes Scott the first ping a year of accolades that fashion designer to change the included her creation of the body of a car (many have lent Team GB uniforms for Britain’s their hand to interiors). 2012 Olympic athletes.
Scott tried to capture the awe of a pristine vintage car, but with a contemporary twist. Los Angeles car culture and a nostalgic way of imagining the future served as inspiration. Scott also wanted Smart’s Fortwo Electric Drive, (Fortwo is an existing Smart model, but the Fortwo Electric Drive is the company’s first zeroemission vehicle), to be eyecatching. “It should feel sexy, exciting…it shouldn’t feel nerdy,” he said.
Salma Hayek presented McCartney with the designer award, while Amber Valletta gave her the brand one. Other awards presenters included Valentino Garavani, who is town to open a retrospective of his couture designs at Somerset House; Zaha Hadid; Princess Beatrice, and British First Lady Samantha Cameron.
The current show model has not yet been priced for retail. Kanye West said he had to have it when Scott showed him pictures of the design during a dinner in Paris. The Smart car is a result of a joint venture between Daimler-Benz AG and SMH, makers of Swatch watches. The venture was formed in 1993 and the car was introduced in nine European countries five years later, launching in the US in 2008. WWD Duchess Of Cambridge Opts For Bangs The Duchess of Cambridge was sporting a new haircut and color and a previouslyworn dress to open the new Treasures gallery in London’s Natural History Museum on Tuesday. Catherine, who wore the green Mulberry dress a year ago at a reception at Buckingham Palace to launch Queen Elizabeth II’s Jubilee
celebrations, appeared to have darkened her hair and had soft bangs cut in to frame her face.
The Treasures gallery, which opens to the public on Friday, is a new permanent exhibition that spans 7.5 billion years and houses 22 of Britain’s most valuable artifacts, representing the most important of the museum’s 70 million specimens. WWD A Different Kind Of Tour For Victoria Beckham
Victoria Beckham and family at a Los Angeles showing of her new line at Neiman’s While Neiman Marcus is Beckham’s largest U.S. account (it was also her first, along with Bergdorf Goodman, when she launched for spring 2009) the designer had yet to make a store appearance there until now. Long overdue, Neiman Marcus was itching to get Beckham in front of a few select groups of loyal clients — all chosen because they had already bought Victoria Beckham pieces or demonstrated interest in doing so. These appearances were lowkey, private affairs where she was able to personally present her brand’s spring collection.
Kim Jones for Louis Vuitton walked away with Men’s Wear
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Wells Fargo Survey Finds Millions of Americans Unprepared For Retirement By Courier Staff Millions of Americans are underprepared for retirement and have diminishing financial investment prospects, according to Wells Fargo's annual national retirement survey released in late October. The survey, conducted on 1,000 middle class Americans ages 25 to 75, found a staggering 30 percent of Americans say they will need to “work until at least 80,” in order to live comfortably in their retirement years, up from 25 percent a year ago. Similar to 2011, 70 percent of middle class Americans say they’ll work in retirement, with 39 percent saying they’ll work out of financial necessity. Thirty-four percent of middle class Americans estimate their retirement income will consist of 50 percent or less
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join them. The event takes place through the streets of the City beginning at Rexford Drive and the Parkway to promote leadership, teamwork and the courage to make the right decisions, according to VSCF Chairman Karén Setian. It will begin at 8:30 a.m. with BHPD’s B2V team (about 20 strong) running the course before the general start of the race, to assure the course is free of any obstructions. Team members
of their current annual income. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, median household income for Americans in 2011 was $50,054. Americans say they need less than half of their pre-retirement income and this translates to $25,000, close to the poverty line for a family of 4. “Our survey results showed the majority of people are basing retirement calculations on some sort of a guess,” said Wells Fargo’s Executive VP/Director of Institutional Retirement and Trust Laurie Nordquist. “Doing the math to figure out exactly what you’ll need in retirement is an important step to take – one that is well within anyone’s control – toward a financially secure retirement. As basic as that sounds, our survey tells us that not everyone is taking that step.” will then manage traffic control at the intersections, and monitor the course for runner safety. The gathering place before and after the race is the “boat court” below BHPD for check-in and booths for the VSCF, Beverly Hills Police Officers’ Association and “Bake Me Happy” cupcakes with live music provided by “The Usual Suspects” jazz quartet. Participation is free but donations are welcome. The first three finishers will be awarded watches donated by Leon’s Fine Jewelry of Beverly Hills.
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PAGE TEN HAPPENINGS • The Friends Of Semel Institute Spotlights Zoobiquity Tuesday The Friends of the Semel Institute is presenting science journalist Kathryn Bowers and cardiologist Dr. Barbara Natterson-Horowitz, who will discuss their book, Zoobiquity: What Animals Can Teach Us About Health And The Science Of Healing. This is an exploration of how animal and human commonality can be used to diagnose, treat and heal patients of all species. Admission is free but reservations are required. Call 424-214-3851 to reserve a seat. • Carol Burnett Salute At ‘Hooray For Hollywood....High’ Longtime Beverly Hills’ resident Carol Burnett will be honored by her alma mater at a fundraiser “Hooray for Hollywood....High” on Jan. 10 in the El Capitan Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard. The salute to the legendary author/comedienne, an 11year headliner on CBS-TV’s The Carol Burnett Show which won 25 Emmys and was named by Time Magazine as one of the “100 Best Television Shows of All Time,” is being produced by composer Story Sacks and The Friends of Hollywood High School Performing Arts Center. It will raise funds for the magnet
center to continue providing education in the arts and supports its annual productions. Among the major celebrities who attended Hollywood High were such other names as Fay Wray, Judy Garland, Mickey Rooney, Brandy Norwood, John Ritter, Lana Turner, Charlene Tilton and Laurence Fishburne. For information or tickets, visit www.hollywoodhightickets.com; www.elcapitantickets .com or call 800-317-6396. • BH’s Paul Justin Named To Prime MetLife Management Post Beverly Hills resident Paul Richard Justin has been named market leader for the Greater L.A. territory of Met-Life of Southern California and New England F i n a n c i a l ’s Southland Financial Group. In this capacity, he will oversee firm operations. He holds a BBA in finance, a Certified Financial Planner certificate, and is a member of the Financial Planning Association of which he served as president and chairman of its San Diego chapter. • Carol Bayer Sager Art Exhibition Set Through Dec. 15 Lyrcist/songwriter Carol Bayer Sager’s “New Works” series of abstract paintings is now on display through Dec. 15 at the William Turner Gallery, 2525
Michigan Ave., in Santa Monica. The exhibit is open from 11 a.m-5 p.m., Tuesday-Sunday. Visit: www.williamturnergallery. com for information. • Carl Terzian To Accept OIC Champion Award Next Friday Holmby Hills’ Carl Terzian will accept the L.A. Opportunities Industrialization Center “Com-munity Champion” award at the Breakfast of Champions in the J.W. Marriott Hotel at L.A. Live Friday, Dec. 7, from 7:30 a.m. Terzian, chairman of 43-year old Carl Terzian Associates, has provided public relations counsel for 5,000 non-profits, corporations, individuals and institutions. A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of and student body president at USC, he served as international goodwill ambassador for President Dwight Eisenhower and Secretary of State John Foster Dulles. • Robert Davi ‘Sings Sinatra’ At Bel-Air’s Vibrato Grill Dec. 13 In honor of Frank Sinatra’s 97th birthday, actor/singer Robert Davi will salute “Ol’ Blue Eyes” with a “Davi Sings Sinatra” concert, Thursday, Dec. 13, at Vibrato Grill, 2930 Beverly Glen Circle in Bel-Air. Showtime is 8 p.m. with an opening act by comedian Mike Marino. Seating is limited and reservations are a “must” at 310474-9400. (The Dec. 12 concert is already sold out.) Visit: www.vibratogrilljazz.com.
THANKSGIVING GIFTS–The agents and staff of Coldwell Banker’s Beverly Hills North office raised $5,500 towards feeding needy and homeless families last week. Pictured (from left): Keith Scaduto, Mary Klein, Tasha Ekard, Chris Cuto, Steve Chang, Stan Richman, Brice Lowe, Marcia Taylor, Herbert McGurk, Karen and Jeffrey Lower, Helene Wayne. Danielle Krant.More than 300 turkeys and other food were contributed to four charities: The Veterans Administration, Ocean Park Community Center, Angel Food Project, and The Salvation Army Family Center.
PENINSULA JEWELS–Famed Austrian-French jewelry designer Henri J. Sillam (right) was feted at a reception near his salon in The Peninsula Beverly Hills. Pictured (from left): John Gavin, former U.S. ambassador to Mexico; Ramona Treffinger; actress Constance Towers Gavin; and Joycie Fickett, who hosted the event. Former Broadway star Sam Cole is partners with Sillam in The Peninsula jewelry store. Other Sillam boutiques are in Venice, Salzburg and Paris. Photo by Tony Campo
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warns residents about, are professionals. Latta said a good estimate is that just 1 in 10 panhandlers are actually homeless and in need of service. The areas most frequented by panhandlers are the business triangle and Beverly Drive, Latta said. “Elevator lobbies, entrances or exits of City-owned parking structures are currently the most popular place for panhandlers to set up shop,” Latta said, adding sidewalk cafes and outside dining areas are also targets. Panhandling is protected by the First amendment of the U.S. Constitution and the City does have an ordinance that regulates aggressive panhandling that has been in effect since 2007. The ordinance prohibits panhandling within-15 feet of open air dining, ATM’s, designated bus stops, on public bus-
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inventive and to try to tell stories,” he told The Courier. “I always tell my students, ‘Write the story only you can tell.’” As independent films continue to trend away from theatres, Landau said it was critical for emerging screenwriters to create nuanced complex characters that navigate within
es, elevator lobbies, entrances and exists of City-owned parking structures. Latta said panhandling increases according to weather and season and said the City is expecting a bump in panhandlers during the holiday season. The City heightened its panhandling efforts, Latta said, in March 2010 when a local homeless man was found dead. He repeatedly rejected offers from the City to help him apply for benefits and obtain housing. A local business allowed him to stay in their alley and people gave him enough spare change to manage day-to-day. Latta says that as residents are out shopping and dining this holiday season, they should simply say “not today” or “no thank you” if approached by a panhandler. If the individual becomes aggressive, residents are encouraged to call Beverly Hills Police Dispatch at (310) 5504951. original stories. “Movies are the universal language,” he said. Following a talk and a Q&A, Landau will sign his newest book, The Screenwriter’s Roadmap: 21 Ways To Jumpstart Your Story. Samuel French is located at 7623 Sunset Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90046. For more information, visit www.neillandau.com.
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has been leading monthly prayer services for women at the Wall for over two decades, sent shock waves throughout the Jewish community when it became known that she was stripped searched by police following her arrest. According to Geller, it’s just the tip of the iceberg about a divisive internal issue in Israel in the wake of inevitable social change. “This is a symbolic issue and also an issue of what public space means in Israel,” she told The Courier. “The way to engage change is through working together in conversations, not through confrontation.” The Western Wall or Kotel, constructed around 3,300 years ago, is the most holy place for Jews to pray in the world. Run by a group of ultraOrthodox rabbis that oversees the segregation of men and women and forbids women to wear prayer shawls, the concrete holy place is the epicenter of a theological gap in Israel between modern and traditional Jews. “It seems to me that the Kotel is the end of the process,” B'Nai David-Judea Rabbi Yosef
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rently living in Good Shepherd Center’s four residence. Over the past 28 years, the Center
Kanefsky said. “For Israeli society to have coherence, the society has to understand…what it’s fighting for, what it stands for.” Modern society doesn’t segregate men and women. “Orthodoxy is too difficult for modern people,” Kanefsky added. Ultra-Orthodox Rabbi Dovid Eliezrie disagreed. “We’re seeing a shift to a greater sense of tradition and religiosity,” he said. And while what was done to Hoffman was “disgusting,” he said, she still was breaking tradition. “If you sever religion from state, it would undermine the very core of Jewish identity, which would weaken the core of the Jewish state,” Eliezrie said. In response to the clear need for unity among the Jewish people, Siegel announced that he would be putting together a task force to engage the community. “It’s a complex, sensitive reality that we need to work through,” he said. “It takes time for a culture to accommodate change.” Siegel is himself an emblem of change. The consul general’s father was the second Conservative rabbi in Israel. Tohas helped over 25,000 women and children. For more information visit www.gschomeless.org. The Crocker Club is locat-
November 30, 2012 | Page 11 day there are 120. Likewise, Hoffman, who is today executive director of Israel Religious Action Center, represents change. A champion swimmer who grew up in a secular household in Israel, it wasn’t until she came to UCLA to swim and got involved with Hillel that she discovered that an alternative to Orthodox Judiasm existed – and it was one that she embraced wholeheartedly. Rabbi Nicole Guzik, director of Sinai Temple Israel, said changing the attitudes and policies in Israel are important for future generations. “It’s hard as a rabbi to teach contradictions to our children,” she said, referencing how Jewish American women are taught to wear prayer shawls when they pray but are instructed to remove them when visiting the wall. Geller said she anticipated there would be more town halls at the Beverly Hills congregation known for putting together important community events, such as having the governor speak on Yom Kippur. “The community really cares about this issue,” she said.
ed at 435 S. Spring Street, os Angeles, CA 90013. On Friday, the Govans will visit the Center to distribute the toys to the children.
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tax,” Korbatov said. “I think the community is burdened enough right now.” The vote comes on the heels of the Nov. 13 board directive for Superintendent Gary Woods to prepare a ballot measure for the upcoming March election that would not exceed $499, would last for no more than 5 years and exempt seniors over the age of 65. Woods subsequently determined there was insufficient time to ready the measure for the upcoming election and this week recommended the board
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Bloom 888 votes ahead of Betsy Butler with more than 170,000 of the 216,000 votes counted, Bloom took to Facebook to thank his supporters. “The results... are such that we believe I am assured to be sworn in as the next representative of the 50th Assembly District,” Bloom wrote. District 50 includes Santa Monica, Malibu, Brentwood, West Hollywood and Beverly Hills. Speaking to The Courier Thursday morning, Bloom said he appreciates the residents of Beverly Hills for their support and most importantly, of course, their votes. “We focused quite a bit of our efforts in Beverly Hills–a place that’s near and dear to me,” Bloom said. “I’m very grateful to the voters of the City.”
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“Capturing the Thanksgiving tournament was their way of saying thanks and expressing
instead consider placing a parcel tax on a mail-in ballot in May. The May 6 election is the latest possible date that would allow the district to collect money by July for the 2013/14 year. Goldberg emphasized that a parcel tax was one of the few options the district had in order to get off the state’s dime and solve the systemic fiscal problems addressing Beverly Hills schools. “If we do not find a way to generate $3.5 million in revenue, there will be cuts to the classroom,” he said. Bloom acknowledged his victory is not yet official, but said he was preparing to take office Monday as his lead widens. “There is a dwindling number of ballots left to count,” Bloom said. “We think the lead is impossible to overcome.” Bloom said his mother, a member of Temple Beth Jacob at Olympic and Doheny, is already planning his victory celebration there for next week. “She’s over the top thrilled,” he said. Bloom said he’s looking forward to beginning his work in the state assembly. “I’m going to work really hard to represent the interests of all residents, cities and districts,” Bloom said. “There are a lot of challenges in Sacramento and I’m looking forward to digging into them and working as hard as I can.” The Courier endorsed Bloom in the election. their gratitude to Darren and his memory since he was close to each and every one of the boys,” assistant coach Jacob Khakshouri said.
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City-owned structure at 315 N. Crescent Dr., has been a fixture in the City for more than 80 years. Recently, however, Pioneer ran into rent trouble. Originally, Pioneer was paying $9,858 per month until construction started on the Annenberg Center and Crescent Parking Garage. With that construction came a closure to Crescent Drive that hurt Pioneer and other small businesses in that area south of the closure. Pioneer owner Jeff Tilem said his business took a 30 percent hit that it has yet to recover from. With the closures, the City began granting rent reductions and in June 2010, Pioneer’s rent was reduced to its current rate of $7,299.72. Starting in January, that number is slated to jump back to the previous rate, plus inflation; good for a 24 percent increase. Tilem said if that happens, Pioneer goes out of business. Tilem has previously asked to be allowed to sublease a portion of Pioneer’s 4,155square-foot space, which would allow them to find another tenant to help the City find the market rate it’s looking for. Pioneer has yet to hear back on that request. The newest verbal offer came after a meeting last week with the recently-formed ad hoc committee of Mayor Willie Brien and councilwoman Lili Bosse. It extends Pioneer’s current rate for a year, but Tilem must decide in six months if he wants to opt into a five-year agreement to return to his original rate of rent. With Crescent once again
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over $10 million for Israel’s soldiers in recent years. FIDF was established in 1981 by a group of Holocaust survivors with the mission of providing and supporting educational, social, cultural, and recreational programs and facilities for the men and women of the IDF. Funds raised at this year’s
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closed, this time for the Holiday Ice Skating rink, Tilem said he’s concerned about the impact on his business, but says he’s happy there appears to be progress made to help keep Pioneer in business. “I was happy to meet with the ad hoc committee and I’m encouraged that the City wants Pioneer Hardware to remain,” Tilem told The Courier. “We’re still working out all the details.” One detail that will take effect immediately and could help turn around Pioneer’s business is the ability to sell high-priced items. That restriction was in the original lease because when the structure at 315 N. Crescent Dr. was built, it was done so using federal funds under the promise that it would provide affordable services to accommodate the lowrent elderly housing built in that neighborhood on Crescent and Dayton Drives. A handful of shops, including a hardware store, were deemed necessary for those elderly residents. Thus Pioneer and others in the structure were opened as “convenience commercial” stores. Now that the restriction is lifted, Tilem said one item he hopes to sell is an extensive collection of high-priced Beatles’ memorabilia. Tilem said he has the last document ever signed by John Lennon and an original copy of the letter that officially broke up the band, signed by all four of The Beatles. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. “I’ve been a serious, hardcore Beatles collector since the 80s,” Tilem said. “I have one of the largest private collections in the country.” Gala will go toward FIDF’s wellbeing and educational programs for the IDF soldiers and the Negev Wellbeing and Educational Centers. The evening will begin with a cocktail reception at 6pm, followed by dinner and a program emceed by Jason Alexander, and a performance by David Foster and Friends. For more information visit www.fidf.org.
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L.A. Theatre Works To Air Environmental Drama L.A. Theatre Works’ Radio Theatre Series will air Michael Hollinger’s Tooth And Claw, directed by Jessica Kubzansky and featuring Stephanie Beatriz, Morgan Sheppard and Cynthia Watros from 8-10 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 4 on KPFK 90.7 FM, and on demand at www.latw.org. The plot concerns a new scientific director who has arrived on the Galápagos Islands. She discovers the locals have been overfishing for their own survival; and a vicious battle over resources ensues. The broadcast includes a conversation with author and journalist Carol Ann Bassett about the real-life events that inspired Tooth And Claw, as well as a conversation with playwright Michael Hollinger.
Debut Orchestra Takes Part In Virgin Of Guadalupe Service The Young Musicians Foundation Debut Orchestra will perform works by Moncayo, Márquez, Bach, and Kernis as well as newly composed arrangements of traditional Mexican hymns at The Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, downtown at 555 W. Temple St., from 10-10:50 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 11. The orchestra will accompany the Cathedral Spanish Choir during the vigil concert before midnight Mass on the eve of the Virgin of Guadalupe Feast Day. The festivities will begin at 8 p.m. on the Cathedral Plaza with Aztec dancers and move indoors at 10 p.m. For more information, visit: www.ymf.org/
Premiere Is Romance Theatre 40 is presenting the L.A. premiere of Joe DiPietro’s romantic comedy The Last Romance, through Wednesday, Dec. 19, running in repertory with Mrs. Mannerly, at the company’s Reuben Cordova Theatre at BHHS, 241 S. Moreno Dr. The story concerns Ralph Bellini, a widowed senior settled into a routine of a daily walk and dinner with his sister, Rose in their apartment. When he meets Carol Reynolds, will she be his last chance at romance? Directed by James Paradise, the production features Howard Storm as Ralph, Mariko Van Kampen as Carol and Dorothy Sinclair as Rose. Matthew Ian Welch completes the cast. Director/producer/actor/writer DiPietro created and taught “Eliciting” “The Actor’s Best Performance: A Workshop for Directors in Understanding the Actor’s Craft” at UCLA Extension. DiPietro is perhaps best known as the book-writer of popular Broadway musicals including Memphis, for which he won the Tony Award, Nice Work If You Can Get It (Tony nominee) and All Shook Up. Performances will be: Saturday at 8 p.m., Dec. 1 • Sunday at 2 p.m., Dec. 2 and 16 • Mondays at 8 p.m., Dec. 3, 10 and 17 • Tuesdays at 8 p.m., Dec. 4, 11 and 18 • Wednesdays at 8 p.m., Dec. 5, 12 and 19. Tickets, available at www.theatre40.org, are $24 on weeknights; $26 on weekends. For reservations, call 310-364-0535. Free parking is available beneath the theater.
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Silver Linings Playbook - Superb Oscar buzz praising actors’ performances this season is bandied about as often as those superlatives and blurbs from critics whose name and affiliations are miniscule and impossible to decipher. Silver Linings Playbook is worthy of Oscar buzz especially for Jennifer Lawrence’s flawless characterization of Tiffany, a troubled young woman smitten by Bradley Cooper, who also exhibits bizarre behavior, with a performance no less riveting as a former teacher who lost his job, house and wife. The film opens as Pat (Cooper) is being released from a mental facility to the custody of his mother, a marvelous Jacki Weaver before his recommended release time. Once they arrive at their humble Philadelphia home, he is halfheartedly greeted by his dad (Robert DeNiro) in a comedic role which is finally commensurate with his talent. DeNiro is the consummate Eagles fan with more superstitions while watching them play than baseball players who refuse to change their underwear during a winning streak. His rocky relationship with Pat is both touching and hilarious. The humor is infectious and not at all dark considering the subject matter which, I am happy to report,
Jerry Cutler on FILM is handled with deep understanding and compassion. All the stars, including Chris Tucker, a friend of Pat’s from the institution, are excellent with Lawrence giving the stellar performance of her young, incredible career. Whether jogging down the street or immersing herself in a local dance contest, the beautiful Jennifer proves herself worthy of a nomination of the mega prize. Adapted to the screen from a novel by the same name, David O. Russell has written and directed the film with great humor and poignancy. The only reservation I have with Silver Linings Playbook is the ending. Don’t read anything into how I feel or perceive it to be. It is a highly intelligent, satisfying, wellwritten, directed and acted film. The Weinstein Film Company has added another immensely entertaining film to its long list of hits. 4 bagels out of 4
Jerry Ram Cutler, The Courier’s film critic, is also rabbi at Creative Arts Temple.
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speaking portion and stressed the importance of allocating $4 million of that $10 million surplus to the BHUSD. “The situation could be dire... Because of the fiscal mismanagement of the state, you’re in trouble, we’re doing OK, we need to step up,” he said. “The success of the schools is absolutely critical to the success of the City.” At last week’s City Council meeting, City staff provided the council with a variety of suggestions of ways to spend a $10 million surplus the City has amassed over the last year. Mirisch proposed that BHUSD, which was not on the list of suggestions, should be one of the chief priorities when looking at what to use the surplus money on. The district is facing a $3.5 million shortfall and will be forced to cut from the classrooms if the money is not made up somewhere. It is illegal for the City to simply gift money to the school district, but it may do so as a loan or by enhancing the Joint Powers Authority agreement. A pair of Beverly Hills residents, community leaders and parents, Stella Sarraf and Laurie Maybaum, have have
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wanted to conduct business with the state’s pension fund. The judge handed down a misdemeanor charge, which included no jail time, and thanked Broidy for helping the state make sure those “who tried to rip off the system” were brought to justice. Broidy provided important evidence in the case against Hevesi. In addition to that cooperation, Broidy also paid $18
joined Mirisch’s efforts and started an online petition to encourage the City Council to consider the school district when deciding where to allocate surplus funds. The petition is online at www.change.org/petitions/beverly-hillscity-council-support-our-schools-ourcommunity-our-children-our-future. In just the couple of days the petition has been online, it has already garnered 116 signatures. “We need to fill the gap the state took away,” Maybaum told The Courier. “This is an opportunity for the city to help our schools.” Maybaum said after gathering more signatures, they hoped to bring the petition in front of the council at a meeting soon. The Beverly Hills Education Foundation is hard at work, launching a campaign to raise $1.7 million to help the schools. While Mirisch acknowledged longterm solutions will be needed to help the distrct, the $4 million is an immediate aid that can help the district get out of its current rut. Mirisch told the school board that the City Council would take up the issue at a future meeting. million in restitution. According to PR NewsChannel, Judge Stone said it was “quite exemplary that his restitution to the fund exceed any of his own personal gain.” Broidy has served on many boards including the United States Homeland Security Advisory Council, Los Angeles Fire and Police Pension Fund, Kennedy Center, Simon Wiesenthal Center and the Los Angeles Police Foundation.
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Roughly 80 percent of the district’s budget is for personnel costs. Board president Brian Goldberg said there would be ample opportunity to discuss solutions if the district proves unsuccessful in its fundraising efforts. The district is required to provide a fiscal map certifying its solvency for the current year plus two years out, an ironic mandate in the face of the state’s fiscal mismanagement, chief administrative officer Dawnalyn Murakawa-Leopard said. Of further concern to California schools is the impending “fiscal cliff”, which will inform the governor’s budget in January with an unknown impact to the school district.
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construction work on the rink, which is being done by Willy Biatek Productions. Mayor Willie Brien spoke briefly and called it a “monumental day in Beverly Hills” to be cutting the ribbon on the Holiday Ice Rink. The rink was originally slated to go in Beverly Gardens Park, but nearby residents were alarmed about the fact that the City had not warned them about potential impacts the rink could cause on their neighborhood. Holiday Skating liaisons, councilmembers Lili Bosse and Barry Brucker, moved ahead to search for a different location. The Courier learned that it was Bosse who worked hard to forge a deal between Annenberg Center representatives, BHFD and City bureaucrats. Bosse said the day before the Annenberg’s topping off ceremony, the liaisons directed Assistant City Manager Mahdi Aluzri to look further into why the rink couldn’t be placed on Crescent Drive. In previous years, there had been concerns about how the Annenberg’s construction would be impacted, as well as fire lane safety issues due to the construction.
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Country State Championship in school history, running the Woodward Park 3.1 mile course in 17 minutes, 53 seconds, cementing herself as the most decorated cross country runner in BHHS history. Not bad for a senior who has only been running cross country for two years. Segal called Saturday’s state final the “best and worst day of my life” as she tried to overcome her nervousness and capture the state championship. “Coach (Jeff) Fisher said my face had an expression of desperation,” Segal said, laughing. Segal said the feeling after the race was “unbelievable” and that the fact that she’s a state champion is “slowly sinking in.” Segal is a natural-born athlete, having also played tennis and soccer at BHHS. She also stars on the track and field team, which is where she was 2 years ago as a standout 2-mile runner when Fisher suggested she consider cross country as well. Fisher said he saw potential in her as a distance runner early on. “She has great endurance, a strong will to win and you can’t really coach that,” Fisher said.
BEVERLY HILLS To offset possible reductions needed to balance the budget and maintain a required three percent reserve, $1.7 million for the current academic year, the school board is counting on the community to step up through philanthropy. In concert with the Beverly Hills Education Foundation’s $1.7 million fundraising campaign, the board will be working with various school-related organizations to inspire the community to support City schools. At Tuesday’s board meeting, Vice Mayor John Mirisch reiterated the notion he proposed at last week’s City Council meeting to allocate a portion of the City’s $10 million surplus to the district, either through enhancing the JPA or a loan.
Aluzri spoke to the Beverly Hills Fire Department, who said it had no issue with the rink being on Crescent. On the morning of the Annenberg Topping Off Ceremony, Bosse went to Annenberg President and Centennial Chair Dick Rosenzweig, who is also on the board of the Conference and Visitors Bureau, and shared her idea to put the rink on Crescent. Bosse said she also told CVB Executive Director Julie Wagner and Annenberg Executive Director Lou Moore and got everyone’s blessing to move ahead. “I didn’t ask, I just said.. great news, we want to put the rink on Crescent,” Bosse said. “Everyone wanted to do it.” “It took a lot of perseverance,” Bosse added. “(City Treasurer) Eliot Finkel was blown away that we got it done.” The ice rink will be open through Jan. 6 and will stay open from noon to 9 p.m. on Sunday-Thursday and noon to 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. A more formal opening celebration for the ice rink will take place Saturday at 3 p.m. at the front steps of City Hall. “Ice skating in Beverly Hills is one of the most exciting events to happen in our city,” Bosse told The Courier. “Beverly Hills is the number one place to be during the holiday season.” He said seeing her capture the state title was a proud moment. “It was phenomenal, I was so happy for her, to help her fulfill her dream and goal,” Fisher said. “There’s no feeling to describe that. I knew how much that meant for her.” Segal credits Fisher for helping her and the rest of the team for their success this year. “He’s changed everyone’s mindset, we wouldn’t even think of missing practice or missing a run, we’d feel guilty,” Segal said. “He spends so much time with us.” Next up for Sydney Segal is an invitation to the Nike Nationals in Portland. The Oregon race brings the best runners from across the nation together for an NCAA-style meet which should prepare them for life as college runners. Segal said she’s looking forward to meeting the other runners and competing against them. The $670 worth of free Nike swag doesn’t hurt either, she said. Regardless of what happens in Portland, Segal has already left an indelible mark on the BHHS cross country program. “I want my name to be known forever, Segal said. “My goal is to set records that are so fast that nobody will break them.”
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St. John’s Health Center Announces New Leadership Team St. John’s Health Center has announced the appointment of Mike Wall as acting president/CEO, Ken Meehan as acting COO and Patrick Lash as acting senior financial administrator of the hospital “These new leaders bring a track record of quality and operational improvement that will help position St. John’s for long-term sustainability in a uniquely competitive market,” said Sarah Phelan, St. John’s manager of com-
munications. “We are excited about the experience these leaders will bring to the hospital and the community. “These changes will help us further our mission of providing high-quality, compassionate, person-centered care to all who walk through St. John’s doors,” Phelan added. • Wall brings extensive experience in hospital leadership and physician relations to his new role. For the past 35 years, Wall has
UCLA BOARD MEETING–Attending the UCLA Health System Board Meeting were, from left, Arline Gluck, Henry Gluck, board chairman; Candy Spelling, boardmember; Tracey Gluck and Dr. David T. Feinberg, president-UCLA Health System, CEO of the UCLA Hospital System, associate vice chancellor.
UCLA Health System Board Members Discuss Care Delivery At Inaugural Meeting The inaugural meeting of the UCLA Health System Board this month at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center heralded an important next step in the health system’s ongoing drive to deliver the most compassionate and comprehensive care in the country. In recent years, UCLA Health System has made strides in enhancing patient satisfaction and safety, while continuing to uphold the highest clinical standards for patient care. Members of the board, which was created as an outgrowth of the UCLA Health System and David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA Strategic Plan, are influential community leaders as well as members from existing hospital boards who serve as ambassadors for the health system and medical school. After welcoming remarks from Chairman Henry Gluck and Vice Chancellor and Dean of the Geffen School Dr. A. Eugene Washington, Dr. David Feinberg, president of the health system, spoke about the purpose of the organization “to alleviate suffering, promote health and deliver acts of kindness,” and its goal to “heal humankind one patient at a time.” Those goals were illustrated for the board in talks by three leading researchers and physicians. • Surgeon Dr. Kodi Azari spoke about his work in limb transplantation and with Operation Mend, UCLA’s joint program with the U.S. military to provide reconstructive surgical care to servicemen and servicewomen injured in
combat in Iraq and Afghanistan. Dr. Azari is chief of reconstructive transplantation. Last March he successfully completed the first hand transplant performed in the western U.S. • Neurologist Dr. Paul Vespa introduced the board to RONI—the Robot of the Neuro ICU—that enables physicians to remotely monitor and communicate with their hospitalized patients, as well as with members of the medical staff. • And Professor of Emergency Medicine Dr. Mark Morocco provided an overview of emergency medicine and what to expect in the Emergency Room. The Strategic Plan called for creation of the UCLA Health System Board as a way to draw together the diverse efforts of UCLA’s four hospitals – Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, Mattel Children’s Hospital, the Stewart and Lynda Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital and UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica—and more than 100 community clinics. These facilities have nearly 2,000 physicians, 1,000 residents and fellows, 3,350 registered nurses and 11,500 staff members. Each year, more than 1.5-million patients enter the clinics, and more than 300,000 enter the hospitals. A reception followed the presentations during which board members participated in demonstrations of Urban Zen Integrative Therapy programs, such as yoga therapy and Reiki, and interacted with pets of the People-Animal Connection Program.
worked in hospital administration at facilities across California. Most recently, Wall spent more than a decade as the president/CEO of Northridge Hospital Medical Center, a 411-bed facility in Northridge During his time at Northridge, Wall significantly increased the hospital’s operating income and cash flow, improved employee satisfaction by nearly 40 percent and led the hospital to being named “The Best Place to Work in Los Angeles” by the Los Angeles Business Journal. Before his leadership post at Northridge, Wall was CEO at two other California medical centers. Wall is a fellow with the American College of Health Care Executives as well as a current board member for the Economic Alliance of San Fernando Valley and the Valley Industry Commerce Association. In 1997, he was honored as the American Heart Association Man of the Year. • Meehan joined St. John’s as the acting COO this year after spending more than 30 years working in operations and finance for California-based John Muir Health. Most recently, Meehan was the executive vice president of John Muir Health’s hospital division, comprised of three inpatient medical centers, a lab and four outpatient ancillary centers. During his time as executive vice president, Meehan developed a 10-year
strategic plan and implemented a successful performance improvement infrastructure. Before that, Meehan was the president of John Muir Medical Center, a 425-bed acute care facility in Walnut Cree With expertise in hospital finance and operations, Meehan is a current board member of the Hospital Council of Northern and Central California, the Voluntary Hospitals of America and the BETA Healthcare Group. • Lash brings extensive experience in hospital finance to his role as acting senior financial administrator of St. John’s Health Center. After excelling as the chief financial officer at several medical centers in California and Hawaii, Lash shifted into the world of consulting where he has acted as interim chief financial officer for multiple hospitals and health systems in transition and managed several successful turnarounds of hospitals across the nation. In addition to being a CPA, Lash is a fellow with the Healthcare Financial Management Association and the American College of Healthcare Executives. He is also a member of the American Institute of CPA’s and a finisher of the Ironman Triathlon World Championship in Kona, Hawaii. As part of this shift in leadership, the St. John’s Health Center board of directors was also reorganized.
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Joan Mangum The Fulfillment Fund, a non-profit dedicated to making college a viable opportunity for students in low-income communities across L.A., honored Rob Moore, vice chair of Paramount Pictures, and Tom Booker and Wells Fargo Bank, at its STARS 2012 benefit gala in The Beverly Hilton. Katie McGrath and J.J. Abrams, Skip Brittenham and Ziffren Brittenham LLP, Melina Esrailian, DDS and Eric Esrailian, MD, Michelle and Jack Giarraputo, Founders Cherna and Gary Gitnick, MD, Jessica and Adam Goodman, Cassandra and Brad Grey, Frederick Huntsberry and Madeleine and Tom Sherak served as dinner co-chairs. More than 1,000 were at the star-studded event, which featured
BIRTHDAY GREETINGS–Celebrating birthdays are Audrey Bornstein, Stan Richman, Colleen Conte, Gene Viglione, Mandy Patinkin and Efrem Zimbalist, Jr. (Nov. 30); Woody Allen, Bette Midler, Bruce Meyer, Karl Shurz and Treat Williams (Dec. 1); Julie Harris and Fred Nason, Jr. (Dec. 2); Jean-Luc Godard, Daryl Hannah, Julianne Moore, and Ozzy Osbourne (Dec 3); Jeff Bridges, Deanna Durbin, Marisa Tomei, Tyra Banks and Wink Martindale (Dec. 4); Little Richard, and Jim Messina (Dec. 5); Marilyn Gilfenbain, Byron Clark, Tom Hulce, Vikki Dougan and Steven Wright (Dec. 6). Audrey Bornstein Stan Richman
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Surprise Family, Friends With A Video Greeting From Micro Green Screen Beverly Hills Publications, owned by David Silvers, has been at 291 S. La Cienega Blvd. for more than 25 years. Last March the post boxes were removed, hours the notary public is available were reduced, and the ceiling was raised to build a painted-green photographers’ cove. The Micro Green Screen Studios has been a near instant success with the room being used by photographers, directors and students alike who value the informality, location and high-end equipment. “A huge indoor studio or intimate abstract background can be simulated,” said Garson Silvers, co-founder and coowner with his father. “With the prevalence of YouTube and ease of production, anyone can be a film maker.” In addition to his real estate career with Buckeye Realty and Management, Garson Silvers has a long history in the entertainment and promotions field. “With all this equipment and people on hand, we thought it would be fun for the holidays to offer the studio for creating video greetings cards,” said Silver. “We’ve selected a few holiday-themed backgrounds and written some sample scripts, (how many ways can you say season’s greetings? I guess we’ll find out.)” The studio will be available and staffed on Sundays in November and most of December. For Christmas, Hanukkah,
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FIGHTING LUPUS—Attending the recent Lupus LA 10th anniversary Hollywood Bag Ladies Luncheon at The Beverly Wilshire were (from left): Friars Charitable Foundation members Lenore Ross and Linda Schwartz, Janice Wallace, member of the Lupus LA executive council, luncheon co-chair and wife of Dr. Daniel Wallace, founder of Lupus LA; and Bobbie Greenfield, owner of the Beverly Hills Brownie Company, who provided table favors for attendees. Photos by Maxine Picard FAMILY AFFAIR –Claudia Resnikoff (left), her mother Marianne Berman (center) and sister Michelle Kaye, a cochair of the Lupus LA Hollywood Bag ladies luncheon. Kaye has a daughter with Lupus, a chronic autoimmune disease that causes inflammation of various parts of the body and affects 1.4 million in the U.S.; 60,000 in L.A. County to date, $2.5 million has been raised by Lupus LA.
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BEVERLY HILLS BID PACKAGE NO. 13-12 CITY OF BEVERLY HILLS PUBLIC WORKS & TRANSPORTATION PROJECT ADMINISTRATION 345 FOOTHILL ROAD BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA 90210 LEGAL NOTICE BIDS WANTED HAMEL PARK IMPROVEMENT PROJECT The City of Beverly Hills ("City") hereby requests sealed bids for the materials, supplies, equipment or services set forth herein, subject to all conditions outlined in this Bid Package, including: SECTION 1: NOTICE INVITING BIDS SECTION 2: INSTRUCTIONS TO BIDDERS SECTION 3: SPECIAL CITY REQUIREMENTS SECTION 4: GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS SECTION 5: BIDDER'S BID SECTION 6: SIGNATURE PAGE AND LEGAL STATUS SECTION 7: ADDITIONAL FORMS SECTION 1: NOTICE INVITING BIDS 1. Notice Inviting Bids a.
Date of Request: November 30, 2012
Bid Number: 13-12
c. Item Description: Improvements to Hamel Park including selective demolition, new hardscape and landscape, irrigation system, and site amenities, located at 214 S. Hamel Drive, Beverly Hills, California 90210. d. Obtaining Bid Documents: A copy of the Bid Package may be obtained by mail or in person from the Department of Public Works & Transportation - Project Administration, 345 Foothill Road, Beverly Hills, CA 90210, telephone number 310288-2823. The bid package including plans and specifications may also be viewed on, and downloaded from the City’s web site: www.beverlyhills.org: shortcuts: bid information: bid number 13-09. e. Bid Opening: Wednesday – January 9, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. f. Due Date and Location for Submittals: Sealed bids will be received at all times during normal business hours prior to the Bid Opening, at the City Clerk’s Office, 455 North Rexford Drive, Room 290, Beverly Hills, CA 90210. All bids must be in writing and must contain an original signature by an authorized officer of the firm. Electronic bids (i.e.,
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P U B L I C N OT I C E S telephonic, FAX, etc.) are NOT acceptable. All bids shall clearly contain on the outside of the sealed envelope in which they are submitted: BID PACKAGE 1312 HAMEL PARK IMPROVEMENT PROJECT. g. Contractor's License: In accordance with provisions of Section 3300 of the California Public Contract Code, the City has determined that the Contractor shall possess a valid California Contractor's License Class B-1 or other appropriate license classification under the State Contracting Code at the time the contract is bid. Failure to possess such license may render the bid non responsive and bar the award of the contract to that non responsive Bidder. h. Liquidated Damages: There shall be a $500.00 assessment for each and every calendar day work remains undone after date fixed for completion. i. Prevailing Wages: In accordance with the provisions of Sections 1770 et seq., of the Labor Code, the Director of the Industrial Relations of the State of California has determined the general prevailing rate of wages applicable to the work to be done. The Contractor will be required to pay to all persons employed on the project by the Contractor sums not less than the sums set forth in the documents entitled "General Prevailing Wage Determination made by the Director of Industrial Relations pursuant to California Labor Code, Part 7, Chapter 1, Article 2, Sections 1770, 1773, 1773.1." These documents can be reviewed in the office of the City Clerk or may be obtained from the State.
ny checks are NOT acceptable. The City shall return the bid security checks of unsuccessful bidders to them when the successful bidder ("Contractor") enters into the Contract with the City. l. Payment Bond and Performance Bond: A Payment Bond and a Performance Bond, each in the amount of 100% of the contract amount, will be required of the Contractor. m. Insurance: Upon award of contract, contractor will be obligated to file certificates of insurance evidencing coverage as specified in the bid documents and in a form acceptable to the City. The certificates shall be on the City's standard proof of insurance form. n. Time of Completion: The contractual completion time shall be 90 calendar days from the date of Notice To Proceed. o. Retention: In accordance with the contract, five percent (5%) of any progress payment will be withheld as retention. Pursuant to Section 22300 of the Public Contract Code, at the request and expense of the Contractor, securities equivalent to the amount withheld may be deposited with the City or with a state or federally chartered bank as the escrow agent, and City shall then pay such moneys to the Contractor. Refer to the contract for further clarification.
p. Contact Person: A bidder or potential bidder who has a procedural question may call Julio Guerrero at telephone number 310-2882823. A substantive question must be submitted in writing and a copy of that question plus a written response to it will be emailed or j. Prebid Conference mailed to all parties who Date and Location: A have obtained a bid mandatory pre-bid con- package. ference will be held on Tuesday, December 18, THE CITY OF BEVER2012 at 11:00 a.m. at LY HILLS RESERVES the project site, located THE RIGHT TO at 8400 Gregory Way, REJECT ANY BID OR Beverly Hills 90210. ALL BIDS AND TO WAIVE ANY INFORk. Bid Security: MALITY OR IRREGUEach bid shall be LARITY IN ANY BID. accompanied by bid ANY CONTRACT security in the form of a AWARDED WILL BE cashier's check, certi- LET TO THE LOWEST fied check or bid bond in RESPONSIVE AND the amount of 10% of RESPONSIBLE BIDDER. the total bid amount. All –––––– cashier's checks or certified checks must be FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME drawn on a responsible STATEMENT 2012217378 The followbank doing business in ing is/are doing business as: ARL the United States and PROPERTY MANAGEMENT FOR A. shall be made payable LEAVITT & R. MORTON 9454 to THE CITY OF BEV- Wilshire Blvd. #600, Beverly Hills, CA ERLY HILLS. Bid bonds 90212; Aileen Leavitt 625 N. Rodeo must be issued by a Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90212; The busibonding company ness is conducted by: AN INDIVIDlicensed to do business UAL, registrant(s) has NOT begun to in the State of transact business under the name(s) California. Bids not listed herein: Aileen Leavitt: accompanied by the Statement is filed with the County of required bid security Los Angeles: October 31, 2012; shall be rejected. Cash Published: November 16, 23, 30, and personal or compa- December 07, 2012 LACC N/C
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2012229033 The following is/are doing business as: MARMAR GROUP 493 S. Robertson Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211; Marmar Development, LLC 493 S. Robertson Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211; The business is conducted by: A LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY, registrant(s) has NOT begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein: Jessica Markowitz: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: November 15, 2012; Published: November 23, 30, December 07, 14, 2012 LACC N/C
STATEMENT 2012228018 The follow- FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME ing is/are doing business as: RAZ- STATEMENT 2012232027 The follow1) ZDAZZPRINTING.COM 9663 Santa ing is/are doing business as: PARISA KAPREALIAN 2) PRETTY Monica Blvd. #435, Beverly Hills, CA PLEASE DESIGN 9480 Charleville 90210; Janet Blasius 1670 Benedict Blvd. #7, Beverly Hills, CA 90212; Canyon Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210; Parisa Kaprealian 9480 Charleville The business is conducted by: AN Blvd. #7, Beverly Hills, CA 90212; INDIVIDUAL, registrant(s) has begun Hryer Kaprealian 9480 Charleville Blvd. #7, Beverly Hills, CA 90212; The to transact business under the business is conducted by: HUSBAND name(s) listed herein October 01, AND WIFE, registrant(s) has begun to 2012: Janet Blasius: Statement is transact business under the name(s) filed with the County of Los Angeles: listed herein October 08, 2012: November 14, 2012; Published: Parisa Kaprealian: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME November 30, December 07, 14, 21, November 20, 2012; Published: STATEMENT 2012229018 The follow- 2012 LACC N/C November 30, December 07, 14, 21, ing is/are doing business as: 1) YO-C 2012 LACC N/C 2) YOSSI 90210 249 S. Beverly Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90212; Ben Jewelry, Inc. 249 S. Beverly Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90212; The business is conducted by: A CORPORATION, registrant(s) has NOT begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein: H A S T O S G T S S C A R Yossi Dina, President: Statement is M A J filed with the County of Los Angeles: O P U S O R L O N T I K I P U M A November 15, 2012; Published: A I N T T R A D E S L A T E R I S E R November 23, 30, December 07, 14, T A K E A C A B P A T O N S A R T R E 2012 LACC N/C
STATEMENT 2012229013 The following is/are doing business as: JONATHAN AND GEORGE 9320 Civic Center Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210; Amanda George Salon, Inc. 9312 Civic Center Dr. #101, Beverly Hills, CA 90210; The business is conducted by: A CORPORATION, registrant(s) has NOT begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein: Amanda George, Owner: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: November 15, 2012; Published: November 23, 30, December 07, 14, 2012 LACC N/C
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2012228977 The following is/are doing business as: BEVERLY HILLS DESIGN & LIFE 8840 W. Olympic Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211; BEVERLY HILLS COURIER PUBLISHING CO., LLC 8840 W. Olympic Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211; The business is conducted by: A LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY, registrant(s) has begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein April 29, 2008: Marcia Hobbs, Associate Publisher/Editor: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: November 15, 2012; Published: FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME November 23, 30, December 07, 14, STATEMENT 2012229025 The follow2012 LACC N/C ing is/are doing business as: HYLAR ENTERPRISES 10573 W. Pico Blvd. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME #196, Los Angeles, CA 90064; STATEMENT 2012228965 The follow- Lawrence H. Levine 10573 W. Pico ing is/are doing business as: JASON, Blvd. #196, Los Angeles, CA 90064; JOSH, REID, LLC 9478 W. Olympic Michael E. Salman 1951 Shelfield Dr., Blvd. #300, Beverly Hills, CA 90212; Carmichael, CA 95608; Jan R. Isbutt Jason, Josh, Reid, LLC 9478 W. 10573 W. Pico Blvd. #196, Los Olympic Blvd. #300, Beverly Hills, CA Angeles, CA 90064; The business is 90212; The business is conducted by: conducted by: A GENERAL PARTA LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY, NERSHIP, registrant(s) has begun to registrant(s) has NOT begun to trans- transact business under the name(s) act business under the name(s) list- listed herein 1969: Lawrence H. ed herein: Josh Wolf, Member: Levine: Statement is filed with the Statement is filed with the County of County of Los Angeles: November 15, Los Angeles: November 15, 2012; 2012; Published: November 23, 30, Published: November 23, 30, December 07, 14, 2012 LACC N/C December 07, 14, 2012 LACC N/C FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT STATEMENT 2012229038 The followUSE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS ing is/are doing business as: 444 NAME 2012060233 The following per- INDUSTRIES 350 N. Crescent Dr. son(s) has/have abandoned the use of #302, Beverly Hills, CA 90210; Mark the fictitious business name: AFLALO Greydanus 350 N. Crescent Dr. #302, & FISCH 210 E. Olympic Blvd. #202, Beverly Hills, CA 90210; The business Los Angeles, CA 90015; The fictitious is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL, regbusiness name referred to above was istrant(s) has NOT begun to transact filed on (date): April 06, 2012 in the business under the name(s) listed county of Los Angeles; Leonard herein: Mark Greydanus: Statement Fisch 421 S. Beverly Dr. 5th Flr., is filed with the County of Los Angeles: Beverly Hills, CA 90212; Laura Aflalo- November 15, 2012; Published: The Aflalo Trust UDT Jan. 18, 1985 November 23, 30, December 07, 14, 210 E. Olympic Blvd. #202, Los 2012 LACC N/C Angeles, CA 90015; The business is conducted by: A GENERAL PART- FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME NERSHIP declare that all information STATEMENT 2012227896 The followin this statement is true and correct, ing is/are doing business as: SUNSigned: Laura Aflalo, Partner; Statement #2012228993 is filed with CRYSTAL MINING 1616 Preuss the County of Los Angeles: November Road, Los Angeles, CA 90035; 15, 2012; Published: November 23, Nirinjan Singh Khalsa 1616 Preuss 30, December 07, 14, 2012 LACC Rd., Los Angeles, CA 90035; The busiN/C ness is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL, registrant(s) has begun to transFICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME act business under the name(s) listSTATEMENT 2012228994 The following is/are doing business as: AFLALO ed herein October 01, 2012: & FISCH PROPERTY 210 E. Olympic Nirinjan Khalsa: Statement is filed Blvd. #202, Los Angeles, CA 90015; with the County of Los Angeles: Fisch Properties, LP 421 S. Beverly November 14, 2012; Published: Dr. #500, Beverly Hills, CA 90212; 2150 November 30, December 07, 14, 21, Venice Boulevard, LP 210 E. Olympic 2012 LACC N/C Blvd. #202, Los Angeles, CA 90015; FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME The business is conducted by: A GENERAL PARTNERSHIP, registrant(s) has begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein November 01, 1987: Laura Aflalo, Partner: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: November 15, 2012; Published: November 23, 30, December 07, 14, 2012 LACC N/C
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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2012228985 The following is/are doing business as: CENTER FOR NATURAL FAMILY MEDICINE 6399 Wilshire Blvd. #1010, Los Angeles, CA 90048; XCM, Inc. 6399 Wilshire Blvd. #1010, Los Angeles, CA 90048; The business is conducted by: A CORPORATION, registrant(s) has NOT begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein: Lauren Feder, Owner/President: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: November 15, 2012; Published: November 23, 30, December 07, 14, 2012 LACC N/C
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Page 22 | November 30, 2012 NOTICE CALLING NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE TS No. 12-0020885 Doc ID #0001563120282005N Title Order No. 120034535 Investor/Insurer No. 156312028 APN No. 4333-029-035 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 01/30/2007. 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. Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by BELLA SETTON, A SINGLE WOMAN, dated 01/30/2007 and recorded 2/6/2007, as Instrument No. 20070255262, in Book , Page , of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, will sell on 12/10/2012 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: 221 SOUTH GALE DRIVE #103, 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. 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 $614,763.60. 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. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on a property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder's office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 1800-281-8219 or visit this Internet Web site www.recontrustco.com, using the file number assigned to this case TS No. 12-0020885. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-91401-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 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. A-4327278 11/16/2012, 11/23/2012, 11/30/2012 —————————— NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE File No. 7777.18539 Title Order No. 120232726 MIN No. 100034200002605180 APN 4340-023-060 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT
P U B L I C N OT I C E S UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 09/01/05. 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 §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 satisfy the obligation secured by said Deed of Trust. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. Trustor(s): Kristi Kilday, a single woman Recorded: 09/06/05, as Instrument No. 05-2135989,of Official Records of Los Angeles County, California. Date of Sale: 12/06/12 at 1:00 PM Place of Sale: At the Pomona Valley Masonic Temple Building, located at 395 South Thomas Street,, Pomona, CA The purported property address is: 9005 CYNTHIA STREET NO. 205, WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA 90069 Assessors Parcel No. 4340-023-060 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 $449,585.03. 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, plus interest. The purchaser shall have no further recourse against the beneficiary, the Trustor or the trustee. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be
aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 877-484-9942 or visit this Internet Web site w w w . U S A Foreclosure.com or www.Auction.com using the file number assigned to this case 7777.18539. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. Date: November 13, 2012 NORTHWEST TRUSTEE SERVICES, INC., as Trustee Melissa Myers, Authorized Signatory 1241 E. Dyer Road, Suite 250, Santa Ana, CA 92705 Sale Info website: www.USAForeclosure.com or w w w. Au c t i o n . c o m Automated Sales Line: 8 7 7 - 4 8 4 - 9 9 4 2 Reinstatement and PayOff Requests: 866-387NWTS THIS OFFICE IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY I N F O R M AT I O N OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE ORDER # 7 7 7 7 . 1 8 5 3 9 : 11/16/2012,11/23/2012,1 1/30/2012 —————————— NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE TS No. 120001988 Title Order No. 12-0004092 APN No. 5528-004-043 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 12/21/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by LAURENT CARACO, AND FLORENCE CARACO, HUSBAND AND WIFE, dated 12/21/2006 and recorded 12/29/2006, as Instrument No. 20062893741, in Book , Page , of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, will sell on 12/20/2012 at 9:00AM, Doubletree Hotel Los Angeles-Norwalk, 13111 Sycamore Drive, Norwalk, CA 90650, Vineyard Ballroom at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below,
payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 500 NORTH FLORES STREET, WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA, 90048. 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 $1,094,718.83. 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. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on a property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which
may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 1800-281-8219 or visit this Internet Web site www.recontrustco.com, using the file number assigned to this case 120001988. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-91401-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone/Sale Information: (800) 2818219 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. FEI # 1006.164705 11/23/2012, 11/30/2012, 12/07/2012 –––––– NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR CHANGE IN OWNERSHIP OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE LICENSE Date of Filing Application: NOVEMBER 10, 2012 To Whom It May Concern: The Name(s) of the Applicant(s) is/are: CANON CLUB LLC The applicants listed above are applying to the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to sell alcoholic beverages at: 340 N. Canon Dr. #100 Beverly Hills, CA 90210-4705 Type of license(s) applied for: 47 - ON-SALE GENERAL PLACE Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, 888 S. Figueroa St. #320 Los Angeles, CA 90017 213/833-6043 11/30/12, BHC 259153 BEVERLY HILLS COURIER –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2012216942 The following is/are doing business as: 1) FILIPINO AMERICAN PRESS CLUB OF L.A. 2) FILIPINO AMERICAN PRESS CLUB 3) FILIPINO AMERICAN PRESS CLUB OF LOS ANGELES (FAPCLA) EST. 1978 4) L.A. FILIPINO AMERICAN PRESS CLUB 6739 Goodland Ave., North Hollywood, CA 91606; Cecile C. Ochoa 6739 Goodland Ave., North Hollywood, CA 91606; Myram Y. Aquitania 517-C N. Olive Ave., Alhambra, CA 91801; Lydia V. Solis 1759 Aspen Village, West Covina, CA 91791; Evelyn A. Portugal 4522 W. 154th St., Lawndale, CA 90260; The business is conducted by: A GENERAL PARTNERSHIP, registrant(s) has NOT begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein: Lydia V. Solis: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: October 31, 2012; Published: November 09, 16, 23, 30, 2012 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2012216996 The following is/are doing business as: D.A.N.A. INK 8324 Natalie Lane, West Hills, CA 91304; Denise Lewinstein 1269 Westholme Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90024; Nancy Schwartz 8324 Natalie
Lane, West Hills, CA 91304; The business is conducted by: A GENERAL PARTNERSHIP, registrant(s) has NOT begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein: Denise Lewinstein: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: October 31, 2012; Published: November 09, 16, 23, 30, 2012 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2012217010 The following is/are doing business as: ASHLYN’D 1269 Westholme Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90024; Ashlee Lewinstein 9663 Santa Monica Blvd. #831, Beverly Hills, CA 90210; Victoria Kochamba 921 N. Gardner St., Los Angeles, CA 90046-65111; Denise Lewinstein 1269 Westholme Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90024; The business is conducted by: A GENERAL PARTNERSHIP, registrant(s) has begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein October 22, 2012: Denise Lewinstein: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: October 31, 2012; Published: November 09, 16, 23, 30, 2012 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2012217308 The following is/are doing business as: 1) MAMZ’ELLE MARGALETTE PARIS 2) MAMZ’ELLE MARGALETTE CLOTHING 10336 Wilshire Blvd. #603, Los Angeles, CA 90024; Stephanie Audoin 10336 Wilshire Blvd. #603, Los Angeles, CA 90024; The business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL, registrant(s) has NOT begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein: Stephanie Audoin: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: October 31, 2012; Published: November 09, 16, 23, 30, 2012 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2012217353 The following is/are doing business as: 1) MESLEE 2) MESLEE INSURANCE 3) MESLEE INSURANCE SERVICES 4) SOLOMON MESKIN INSURANCE 5) SOLOMON MESKIN & ASSOCIATES 611 Wilshire Blvd. #805, Los Angeles, CA 90017; Meslee Insurance Services Inc. 611 Wilshire Blvd. #805, Los Angeles, CA 90017; The business is conducted by: A CORPORATION, registrant(s) has NOT begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein: Solomon Meskin, President: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: October 31, 2012; Published: November 09, 16, 23, 30, 2012 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2012217401 The following is/are doing business as: MONIQUE RAD LAW GROUP 787 E. 15th St., Los Angeles, CA 90019; Monique Rad 1417 S. Burnside Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90019; The business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL, registrant(s) has begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein October 22, 2012: Monique Rad: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: October 31, 2012; Published: November 09, 16, 23, 30, 2012 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2012217429 The following is/are doing business as: PROLIPHIC BEAUTY 8306 Wilshire Blvd. #645, Beverly Hills, CA 90211; Melissa R. Hibbert 8306 Wilshire Blvd. #645, 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: Melissa R. Hibbert: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: October 31, 2012; Published: November 09, 16, 23, 30, 2012 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2012217433 The following is/are doing business as: MODA SETA 910 S. Los Angeles St. #201, Los Angeles, CA 90015; PMJL Diffusion Inc. 910 S. Los Angeles St. #201, Los Angeles, CA 90015; The business is conducted by: A CORPORATION, registrant(s) has NOT begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein: Noema Mechaly, Secretary: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: October 31, 2012; Published: November 09, 16, 23, 30, 2012 LACC N/C
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2012217408 The following is/are doing business as: MASSERIA COCASTOSTO 321 S. Beverly Dr. #M, Beverly Hills, CA 90212; Mea Argentieri 321 S. Beverly Dr. #M 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: Mea Argentieri: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: October 31, 2012; Published: November 09, 16, 23, 30, 2012 LACC N/C
BEVERLY HILLS NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE Trustee Sale No. 455742CA Loan No. 3010760803 Title Order No. 1075908 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 10-10-2006. 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 12-21-2012 at 11:00 A.M., CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 10-182006, Book N/A, Page N/A, Instrument 06 2311985, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California, executed by: DANIEL V. O'DONOVAN AND, CAROL M. O'DONOVAN AS TRUSTEES OF THE O'DONOVAN FAMILY TRUST, JULY 11, 2005, 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 38, OF TRACT NO. 5571, IN THE CITY OF LOS ANGELES, COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES, STATE OF CALIFORNIA, AS PER MAP RECORDED IN BOOK 107 PAGE(S) 72 TO 80 OF MAPS, IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY RECORDER OF SAID COUNTY. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $2,152,006.16 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 13360 JAVA DRIVE BEVERLY HILLS, CA 90210 APN Number: 4385-004005 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The property heretofore
described is being sold "as is". In compliance with California Civil Code 2923.5(c) the mortgagee, trustee, beneficiary, or authorized agent declares: that it has contacted the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure; or that it has made efforts to contact the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure by one of the following methods: by telephone; by United States mail; either 1st class or certified; by overnight delivery; by personal delivery; by e-mail; by face to face meeting. DATE: 11-28-2012 CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY, as Trustee DEREK WEARRENEE, ASSISTANT SECRETARY California Reconveyance Company 9200 Oakdale Avenue Mail Stop: CA2-4379 Chatsworth, CA 91311 800-892-6902 For Sales Information: www.lpsasap.com or 1-714-7302727 www.priorityposting.com or 1-714-5731965 www.auction.com or 1-800-280-2832 CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY I N F O R M AT I O N OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder's office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, this information can be obtained from one of the following three companies: LPS
P U B L I C N OT I C E S Agency Sales and Posting at (714) 7302727, or visit the Internet Web site w w w. l p s a s a p. c o m (Registration required to search for sale information) or Priority Posting and Publishing at (714) 573-1965 or visit the Internet Web site www.priorityposting.com (Click on the link for "Advanced Search" to search for sale information), or auction.com at 1800-280-2832 or visit the Internet Web site www.auction.com, using the Trustee Sale No. shown above. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. A4328905 11/30/2012, 12/07/2012, 12/14/2012 —————————— Trustee Sale No. : 20120159902832 Title Order No.: 1268336 FHA/VA/PMI No.: NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 07/05/2005. 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. NDEX WEST, LLC, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 07/13/2005 as Instrument No. 05 1642607 of official records in the office of the County Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, State of CALIFORNIA. EXECUTED BY: LINDA HAMM, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, CASHIER'S CHECK/CASH EQUIVALENT or other form of payment authorized by 2924h(b), (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States). DATE OF SALE: 12/20/2012 TIME OF SALE: 10:00 AM PLACE OF SALE: BEHIND THE FOUNTAIN LOCATED IN CIVIC CENTER PLAZA, 400 CIVIC CENTER PLAZA, POMONA CA. STREET ADDRESS and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 1155 NORTH LA CIENAGA BLVD, 1207, WEST HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA 90069 APN#: 5555-006181 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any , shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, under the terms of said Deed of Trust, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created
by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $703,632.89. 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. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder 's office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 916-939-0772 for information regarding the trustee's sale or visit this Internet Web site www.nationwideposting.c om for information regarding the sale of this property, using the file number assigned to this case 20120159902832. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. FOR TRUSTEE SALE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL: NATIONWIDE POSTING & PUBLICATION A DIVISION OF FIRST AMERICAN TITLE INSURANCE
COMPANY 5005 WINDPLAY DRIVE, SUITE 1 EL DORADO HILLS, CA 95762-9334 916-9390772 www.nationwideposting.com NDEx West, L.L.C. MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY I N F O R M AT I O N OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. NDEx West, L.L.C. as Trustee Dated: 11/22/2012 NPP0210479 BEVERLY HILLS COURIER 11/30/2012, 12/07/2012, 12/14/2012 —————————— –––––– NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE T.S No. 133149633 APN: 4339-004-055 TRA: 01349 LOAN NO: Xxxxxx1573 REF: Rahman Moghrabi, Abd IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED December 09, 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 20, 2012, at 9:00am, CalWestern Reconveyance Corporation, as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded December 16, 2005, as Inst. No. 053103159 in book XX, page XX of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, executed by Abdul Rahman Moghrabi, 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 specified in section 5102 of the financial code and authorized to do business in this state: Doubletree hotel los angeles-norwalk, 13111 sycamore drive Vineyard Ballroom Norwalk, 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: 8535 N West Knoll Drive #201 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
November 30, 2012 | Page 23 estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is: $428,120.88. 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. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder's office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call (800)280-2832 or visit the Internet Web Site, www.auction.com, using the file number assigned to this case 1331496-33. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web Site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. FOR SALES INFORMATION: (800)280-2832 CalWestern Reconveyance Corporation, 525 East Main Street, P.O. Box 22004, El Cajon, CA 92022-9004 Dated:
November 13, 2012. (R422147 11/23/12, 11/30/12, 12/07/12) —————————— FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2012233659 The following is/are doing business as: LYNN’S NAILS 9236 W. Olympic Blvd. Beverly HIlls, CA 90212. Beverly Hills, CA 90212; Lahn Ma 2456 Strathmore Ave Rosemead, CA 91770; The business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL registrant(s) has begun to transact business under the name(s) listed on November 26, 2012: Signed: Lahn Ma, Owner; Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: November 26, 2012; Published: November 30, December 7, 14, 21, 2012 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2012218534 The following is/are doing business as: 1) STACEY TODD 2) STACEY TOD 3) STACEE TODD 4) STACEE TOD 5) STACY TODD 6) STACY TOD 7) STACEY TODD BOUTIQUE 13025 Ventura Blvd., Studio City, CA 91604; Stacey Todd Inc. 13025 Ventura Blvd., Studio City, CA 91604; The business is conducted by: A CORPORATION, registrant(s) has begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein 1998: Stacey Feldman, President: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: November 01, 2012; Published: November 09, 16, 23, 30, 2012 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2012215443 The following is/are doing business as: SCHORR PICTURES 8840 Wilshire Blvd. 2nd Flr., Beverly Hills, CA 90211; RCR Pictures, LLC 8840 Wilshire Blvd. 2nd Flr., Beverly Hills, CA 90211; The business is conducted by: A LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY, registrant(s) has NOT begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein: Robin Schorr, CEO: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: October 29, 2012; Published: November 09, 16, 23, 30, 2012 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2012222941 The following is/are doing business as: 1) THE BLOW STUDIO 2) BLOW STUDIO 1326 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90403; David Davidson 11970 Montana Ave. #215, Los Angeles, CA 90049; The business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL, registrant(s) has NOT begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein: David Davidson: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: November 07, 2012; Published: November 09, 16, 23, 30, 2012 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2012209831 The following is/are doing business as: THERAPYWORKS 9107 Wilshire Blvd. #475, Beverly Hills, CA 90210; Mark Adams Allison 1757 Rose Villa St., Pasadena, CA 90210; The business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL, registrant(s) has NOT begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein: Mark Adams Allison: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: October 22, 2012; Published: November 16, 23, 30, December 07, 2012 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2012217380 The following is/are doing business as: 1) ADOPTION LAW CENTER OF BEVERLY HILLS 2) ADOPTION LAW CENTER 9454 Wilshire Blvd. #600, Beverly Hills, CA 90212; David Keene Leavitt, A Professional Law 625 N. Rodeo 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: David Keen Leavitt: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: October 31, 2012; Published: November 16, 23, 30, December 07, 2012 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2012217422 The following is/are doing business as: UNIGLOBAL MEDIA GROUP 21625 Prairie St., Chatsworth, CA 91311-5833; Brad Butler 366 S. Crescent Heights Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90048; The business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL, registrant(s) has NOT begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein: Brad Butler: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: October 31, 2012; Published: November 09, 16, 23, 30, 2012 LACC N/C
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CLASSIFI ED INDEX MISCELLANEOUS/ANNOUNCEMENTS Obituaries .............................................00 Bookkeeping/Accounting ......................01 Announcements....................................02 Mail Boxes............................................03 Lost & Found ........................................04 Personals .............................................05 Phone Cards ........................................06 Legal Services......................................09 Catering ................................................10 Valet Parking Services ..........................12 Auctions................................................25 Travel Tours ..........................................40 Personal Chef.......................................42 Party Services ......................................43 Video/Photography ...............................44 Schools/Instruction ...............................45 Computer Consultants..........................46 Health & Beauty....................................4 7 Fitness ..................................................48 Professional Services...........................50 Alterations ............................................53 Jobs Wanted ........................................55 Situations Wanted ................................58 Jobs Wanted Domestic ........................60 Domestic Agencies...............................85 Child Care ............................................86 Elderly Home/Care ...............................88 Employment Opportunities ...................90 Volunteer Work.....................................98
Business and Commercial Lots .........235 Wanted to Rent, Offices .....................239 Offices, Stores for Lease....................240 Commercial Property For Lease .........241 Building Material.................................245 Industrial Lots.....................................250 Acreage, Residential Lots ..................260 Condominiums and Townhouses........270 Real Estate for Exchange ..................280 Real Estate Services ..........................281 Real Estate Loans..............................288 Property Management .......................290 Houses for Sale .................................300 Wanted to Buy....................................302 Wanted to Buy Houses ......................303 Palm Springs for Rent ........................331
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Business Opportunities .......................110 Business Wanted ................................115 Investment Opportunities....................125 Investors Wanted ................................126 Business Services ..............................130 Financial Services ..............................135 Money to Loan....................................150 Mortgage Loans ..................................151 Real Estate Loans ..............................155 Money Wanted....................................165
Antiques/Paintings for Sale................460 Antiques/Paintings Wanted.................461 Jewelry ...............................................468 Furniture For Sale ..............................469 Miscellaneous for Sale........................470 Miscellaneous Wanted ........................471 Pianos For Sale ..................................472 Pianos Wanted....................................473 Fashion ...............................................474 Garage/Estate Sales...........................475 Pets ....................................................480 Auctions .............................................488
Income Property for Sale ...................200 Income Property Wanted ....................201 Commercial Property For Sale...........202 Businesses For Sale ..........................208 Business Property for Sale .................210 Business Property for Rent.................215 Business Property Wanted.................220
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and parking. a/c, heated pool, Very close to UCLA Central air/heat, elevator controlled & Westwood Village . fireplace, patio, 310/208-5166 access, on-site laundry, controlled access, parking. Close to pool, elevator, parking, • WESTWOOD • Brentwood Village, laundry facility. 10933 Rochester Ave. Shops & Restaurants. 310/312-9871 J r. E x e c u t i v e (•)(•)
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In The HEART of BEV. HILLS TRIANGLE
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BEVERLY HILLS ADJ. 309 S. Sherbourne Dr. ( • • • ----- • • • )
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BEVERLY HILLS 145 S. MAPLE 2 BD + DEN + 2.5 BA
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Mid-Century 3 Bd.+11/2 Ba. Owner’s Luxury Spacious unit 1800 sf Lower Front, wood flrs., Extra Large stove, d/w, w/d hook-ups, with hardwood floors, double entry, a/c unit, 2 Bd.+Den+1.5 Ba. granite counter top, ceiling fans, patio, prkg. Front Balcony Apt. • G R E A T C O N D I T I O N • Big Living+dining rms. central air & heat, plenty of closet space, $2,295/Mo. • No Dogs Great kitchen. No pets. 818/594-1160 Please Call Tanaz: 2 car parking. Q UIET & P RIVATE . 310/480-6169 Close to shopping and 323/578-5447 Beverly Hills Schools. 100 S. DOHENY email@example.com WEST HOLLYWOOD 1 BDRM., 11/2 BATH. $2,950/MO. Lower Spanish Duplex CALL 310/432-3125 24-hr. security, swimming
With locked elevator, private rooftop patio, huge deck. large kitchen with new appliances and granite countertops, washer & dryer in unit, central air and heat, Subterranean parking. 3 Bedroom, 2 Baths Plenty of storage space. Living room with fireBev. Hills School District BEVERLY HILLS place, breakfast room, Available Now. PRIME LOCATION $3,950/MO. dining room, kitchen 2 BEDROOM, 2 BATH CALL 310/432-3125 with stove, fridge and Newly remodeled with dishwasher, laundry hardwood floors/carpet, room & hardwood floors. granite kitchen, shutters, $3,150/MO. wet bar, balcony and 2 BEVERLY HILLS Call 310/820-0122 side-by-side parking. LARGE LOWER DUPLEX or 818/398-7793 $2,600/MO. 3 BDRM. + 2.75 BATHS Call 702/491-8060
pool, tennis court, gym, 6th flr. room view, upgraded. High-rise bldg. Next to 4-Season’s Hotel. $2,250/MO Call 310/892-4166 or 323/653-3862
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Upper 2 Bd. +1 Ba.
• • Single • • Central heat and A/C. CROWN TOWERS • • • BEVERLY HILLS ~ N E W L Y U P D A T E D ~ • • •• Hardwood floors, laun- 10701 WILSHIRE BL. New countertops, oak North of Wilshire Pool, sauna, fridge, dishwasher intercom entry, elevator, on-site laundry, parking.
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$2,500/Month Contact Mark Rosenberg 310/694-2430 HOLLYWOOD at 310/922-2269 1769-1775 Sycamore Av. RanchoRodeo@aol.com BEVERLY HILLS ADJ. • • • • • * * M U S T S E E * * Open Sat. 10am-2pm 1017 S. SHERBOURNE N. of Sunset-W. of Doheny • Single
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From $1,500-$2,200 Shown by appointment
340 S. St. Andrews Pl.
Spacious 2 Bdrm + 2 Bath • • • • • Spacious 1 Bdrm + 2 Bath Balcony, controlled access, parking, elevator, on-site laundry. Close to shopping.
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B EAUTIFUL V IEW All appliances Incld., hardwood floors, hi-ceilings, central air fireplace, sundeck, laundry facility each floor, 1-parking 137 N. Wetherly Dr.
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all listings are on centurycityliving.com Valet and Guest Parking. Huge Heated Pool, Security Staff, Doorman & Houseman, Switchboard Tennis, Fitness Center Business Center
Very Private & Spacious LARGE & SPACIOUS BEVERLY HILLS Approx. 1400 Sq. ft. great front garden view. 3+3 or 2+Den+3 Controlled access, T O T A L L Y R E M O D E L E D 2 Master Bdrm+2 Bath Lower unit with fridge, 2 BDRM. + 1.5 BATH laundry facility. Small Dog OK. washer/dryer in unit KITCHEN & BATH W / European kitchen, Utilities Included. $1,495/MO. upper unit with breakfast S T A I N L E S S S T E E L A P P L . and 2 car parking. 323/851-3790 Hi-ceilings, crown mold- A/C, hardwood flrs, ample Call 310/880-7281 Call 310/228-8369 Close to Everything. and formal dining room. ings, lrg. patio, central
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2 BED/DEN/2 BATHS $7,500/MO Jumbo Condo, High Floor Unobstructed East, & South Views, Travertine Floors, Open Kitchen, Stainless Steel, Granite Counters, Party Sized Spa
CENTURY TOWERS 2 BDRMS / 3 BATHS $7,850/MO 2,000 Sq. Ft. Fabulous Newer Kitchen & Baths. Marble & Granite Breathtaking City Views Fully Furnished
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CONFISCATING OUR MONEY Government at all levels in the United States is broke. That’s the true story. This “fiscal cliff” in the headlines today deals with only a tiny portion of the nation’s future. Whether we “go over” that “cliff” really won’t matter much. The fixes proposed are a teaspoonful in the Pacific Ocean. FACT: The federal government alone accrues unpaid and unfunded liabilities that exceed the total annual income (not “tax”) of ALL taxpayers earning above $60,000 per year and ALL corporate income. So much for “taxing the rich.” The actual numbers were reported this week in The Wall Street Journal by former Securities & Exchange Commission Chairman Christopher Cox and former House Ways & Means Chairman Bill Archer. They simply added up the different obligations owed by the federal government to get the totals. They also noted that this big number is NEVER reported or even discussed. All we get is bits and pieces. True, those “bits and pieces” should be enough to scare us into action, but we seem not to notice. This is part of what they wrote: “When the accrued expenses of the government's entitlement programs are counted, it becomes clear that to collect enough tax revenue just to avoid going deeper into debt would require over $8 trillion in tax collections annually. That is the total of the average annual accrued liabilities of just the two largest entitlement programs, plus the annual cash deficit. “Nothing like that $8 trillion amount is available for the IRS to target. According to the most recent tax data, all individuals filing tax returns in America and earning more than $66,193 per year have a total adjusted gross income of $5.1 trillion. In 2006, when corporate taxable income peaked before the recession, all corporations in the U.S. had total income for tax purposes of $1.6 trillion. That comes to $6.7 trillion available to tax from these individuals and corporations under existing tax laws. “In short, if the government confiscated the entire adjusted gross income of these American taxpayers, plus all of the corporate taxable income in the year before the recession, it wouldn’t be nearly enough to fund the more than $8 trillion per year in the growth of U.S. liabilities. Some public officials and pundits claim we can dig our way out through tax increases on upperincome earners, or even all taxpayers. In reality, that would amount to bailing out the Pacific Ocean with a teaspoon. Only by addressing these unsustainable spending commitments can the nation’s debt and deficit problems be solved.” Remember, President Barack Obama said yesterday there would be no spending or entitlement reductions. How will he get the money for his spending? The federal government will confiscate what you thought was yours through direct taxation and borrowing. Like home equity loans, federal borrowing takes away your equity every bit as much as tapping your bank account. The tax part —now the subject of debate—is aimed “only at the wealthy.” But everyone with the ability to think can learn that “the wealthy” don’t have that much money. Yesterday, national press agencies reported
that the holdings of individual 401(k) plans are the next target. The fact is that government at all levels has an insatiable appetite for money. In Beverly Hills, we have massive and growing unfunded pension liabilities to our City employees. The current leadership of the City Council, which does not wish to anger the public employee unions, obfuscates this issue. They also philosophically support “big government.” They attack this newspaper. They arrange for their surrogates to attack us. They call us names. They bring in “big hitters” from the political world to trash The Courier. But at no time do they ever deal with facts. They personalize everything to divert attention from the facts. The Courier’s reporting staff has uncovered the facts, via either California Public Records Act demands or simply reading public reports. All our reporters are experienced journalists. They “get it right” and we “double-source” everything we publish. That is why the people trust us. The Courier is unshakably “for the people of Beverly Hills,” not vested insiders. In the coming weeks, The Courier will report the actual numbers of what we as a city owe. We already have a pretty good idea of what that is. In the words of City Treasurer Eliot Finkel: “It is unsustainable.” Maybe it’s not worth the effort to try to keep Beverly Hills solvent while the entire nation goes into financial collapse. The Courier believes that at least we ought to try. We also believe revenues simply cannot keep up with the massively expanding pension obligations under the current system supported by Mayor Willie Brien and his partners on the council, Barry Brucker and Julian Gold. They have told us “tweak this, tweak that.” It won’t work. Nationally, we Americans returned a socialist, confiscatory administration to power bent on imposing a welfare state. Our nation will inevitably pay the price. We are only a tiny part of the nation. But Beverly Hills is our City. We can at least try to fix our tiny part. Continuing with the policies of Brien and friends makes it our fault and we will pay the consequences right here.
Rabbi Jacob Pressman THE RUNNING OF THE BULLS It has always been my belief that the annual Running of the Bulls in Pampalonia, Spain, from July 6 t0 14 was the last word in ignominious human behavior. A mob of men starts at the top of a small hilly road. A pack of wild bulls is unleashed to chase the humans down the hill. Oh what fun to see some runners bowled over and gored! This unpleasant image comes to my mind each year on midnight of Thanksgiving in the U.S.A. People line up outside popular stores to be first when some hardy storekeepers open the front doors to admit the shoppers eager for Christmas present shopping. Very much like the Spanish bull-runners, inevitably some of the first shoppers to burst through the doors are knocked over and trampled underfoot. The front-runners aim to be the first to snap up bargains for their list of recipients. It is an awesome, or should I say, gruesome example of peculiar human behavior. Others leave their shopping for the last minutes before Christmas eve and appear not to lose their friends or relatives if they are not too successful. Still others wait until the days after Christmas to buy markdowns for the same purpose, and some even put their bargain purchases away for next year. The whole charade impacts the economy. It would appear that in some instances, purveyors of good and services count on the slim period between Thanksgiving and Christmas for at least half of their annual revenue. Because both Christmas and Hanukkah fall in December, Hanukkah, one of the minor holidays, has assumed more major proportions in Jewish homes. I still remember fondly how my paternal grandfather, Chaim, would give each of his many grandchildren a dime or two in a good economy, and we were very excited and grateful. Well, whatever the custom, I wish for all the children a meaningful and happy yearend celebration and a hap-haphappy New Year, and watch out for those bulls!
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR As Recreation and Parks commissioners, and commission liaisons for the Roxbury Park master plan, we were delighted to see the cover of the current Community Services brochure to be mailed to all Beverly Hills residents featuring a rendering of the proposed Roxbury Park Community Center. Although the process of getting to this point was not always the easiest, with hard work from our Community Services staff, resident input, and guidance from the City Council, we now have a design that should make everyone in our community proud. We have addressed the needs of residents and the community at large and designed a wonderful space we should be able to enjoy for many years to come. It is a Community Center that truly will service the needs of all of us. The liaison committee is now reviewing plans for the Roxbury Park upgrades to the drainage system that has plagued the multiuse sports fields for years, the playground area where new equipment is being proposed, and construction of a new field restroom. With continued input of the community, staff and the City Council, we should be able to achieve a result we can all be proud of. Alan Block and Simone Friedman ****** On the evening of Nov. 13, the Beverly Hills City Council voted against American energy independence. The oil company which has been successfully drilling in the 400 south block between Rodeo and Robertson applied for a permit for two new wells in this area. These may or may not enhance production but they would replace low production wells. One council member kept looking for nits and found two that occurred this April; a leak and a valve problem. There was no discussion of leak size nor valve issue. I am only guessing but both probably they are at the drill site which is in Los Angeles. There have never been any significant environmental issues at this site. This is another case in which local government has not listened to resident desires for royalty income and instead thrown us under the bus. Environmental ideology has superseded common sense. Paul Bernstein
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