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Beverly Hills Police nabbed two carjackers earlier this week. 4
TOWN HALL—While many neighboring cities are experiencing an increase in crime, Beverly Hills is holding steady under Chief Sandra Spagnoli. From the left are crime fighters Lieutenant Lincoln Hoshino, Detective Sergeant Robert Hernandez, Chief Sandra Spagnoli, Sergeant Max Subin, Acting Captain Renato Moreno, Detective Christopher Coulter, Detective Kevin Burger, Lieutenant Terry Nutall and Detective Sergeant Dennis Lynch.
Beverly Hills Police Talk Crime At Wednesday Town Hall Local favorite Al Gelato is closing after three decades in Beverly Hills. 5
Beverly Hills Active Adult Club volunteers made Thanksgiving baskets for those in need. 5
Holiday Concert in the Park returns Sunday, featuring Golda Berkman. 10 •Real Estate •Holiday Gift Guide •Birthdays
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George Christy, Page 6 Kirk Douglas’s Immigrant Parents Spoke Yiddish At Home, He Was Born Issur Danielovich, Wed Diana Dill And Had Sons Joel and Michael, Then Married Anne Buydens Who Gave Him Sons Peter And The Late Eric
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December 2, 2016
Inside The Brucker/Wanda Lobbying ‘Escape Clause’
The 6th annual Vahagn Setian Memorial 5K run is set for Sunday 4
By Victoria Talbot At a town hall meeting Wednesday, the Beverly Hills Police Department focused on property crimes, including residential and commercial burglaries, imparting tips on prevention for residents and business owners. The most important tip is to contact police if anything looks suspicious by calling 911 or 310550-4951, said Chief Sandra Spagnoli. No one knows a neighborhood better than its residents. With burglaries increasing each year in California in response to several new laws that release prisoners to reduce the prison pop-
ulation, Beverly Hills residential burglary statistics appear to be holding steady with last year. Typically, there are more burglaries in December, but year-to-date statistics show an average of 12 residential burglaries each month. Burglars spend 5-12 minutes inside the home, and most are committed on Thursdays from 12-4 p.m. in the master bedroom. The most common entry point is through French doors and atop lawn furniture stacked to gain access to unlocked second stories, where valuables are often kept. (see ‘POLICE’ page 18)
Beverly Hills Elder: Mitchell Libow, Man Of Steel Part 76 in a series on Beverly Hills residents who have grown with the Centennial City By Laura Coleman There’s a moment when Mitchell Libow is looking at the world that everything manages to coalesce in perfect order in a way that few people have the capacity to observe. Indeed, his skill as an engineer once yielded the biggest and most efficient granulator machine in the world. “Most of my life has been a working life,” Mitchell remarked. “My work is my personal hobby. Not only am I good a what I do, but I love it.” Born in Los Angeles in 1927, Mitchell grew up around Echo Park in a neighborhood where few had money. He recalled fishing for carp out of Echo Park Lake: “It wasn’t tasty, but it was dinner.” “We were a poor family, but we didn’t know we were poor,” he
Mitchell Libow with children Rebecca and Michael
described. “Everybody in the neighborhood was poor.” Mitchell said his mother was the backbone of the family for him and his four brothers, two of (see ‘LIBOW’ page 14)
By Victoria Talbot A classic “bait-and-switch” appears to have allowed former Mayor Barry Brucker to lobby on behalf of One Beverly Hills without fear of consequences. A built-in ‘escape clause’ in the City’s lobbying ordinance leaves enforcement to the will of the City Council for Brucker, or any potential future violators of the City of Beverly Hills’ lobbying laws. Local Municipal Code section 1-9-206A states: “If a former city official, elected official or planning commissioner violates any provision of this article, such a violation or violations shall be grounds for the city to disapprove any contract approval, permit, or transaction that was related to any such violation.” Article 2 of the City’s ordinance guiding Legislative Advocates (1-9-201) states that it is “to avoid the appearance of undue influence on city offi-
cials and elected officials in making governmental actions and decisions.” Brucker’s actions fall under Article 2 of that ordinance – Restrictions Pertaining to Former Elected Officials, which clearly defines him as an elected official who is prohibited from communicating with, “any commission, committee, subcommittee of the city or member thereof, or any officer or employee of the city, if the appearance or communication is made for the purpose of influencing a land use matter.” Brucker was employed by Wanda Beverly Hills, LLC expressly to lobby on behalf of One Beverly Hills, a land use matter. 1-9-203, the Revolving Door Prohibition, states that “No former elected official shall represent, for compensation, any person or entity, by making any communication to the city, if the communication is related to a land (see ‘WANDA’ page 14)
El Rodeo Middle Schoolers Take Stand Against Bullying By Laura Coleman El Rodeo middle schooler’s got a healthy dose of awareness Wednesday thanks to a special anti-bullying program. It began with gradeexclusive assemblies where a trio of compelling speakers rotated between the classrooms and culminated with afternoon break-out sessions involving Maple Center counselors. Ultimately, it proved to be an engaging starting point for students to talk about a national problem that affects them. “The goal is to help begin to identify what is happening and help people feel safe in
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our school,” explained Principal Kevin Allen. ”This isn’t because we have a bullying problem. We have really good kids. This is about how to start the dialogue.” Across Beverly Hills schools – just as has always happened in all schools – students are poking fun at each other; and sometimes lines are crossed. According to El Rodeo’s “School Accountability Report,” one quarter of its students do not feel safe at school. The percentage of kids actually feeling safe at school edges up only slightly, to 77 percent, once (see ‘BULLYING’ page 27)
MUSIC FOR THE MASSES — Jenny McCarthy and Donnie Wahlberg attended the 2016 American Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater. Participants included: Lady Gaga, Adina Menzel, Kat Graham, Laura Miano, Milla Jovovich, Nina Dobrov, Rebecca Romijn, Olivia Munn. For more George Christy, see his column on page 6.
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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING The City Council of Beverly Hills, at its regular meeting to be held on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at 7:00 p.m., in the Council Chamber of the City Hall, 455 N. Rexford Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210; will hold a public hearing to consider adopting: AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BEVERLY HILLS ADOPTING AN ADMINISTRATIVE CODE AND ABATEMENT OF DANGEROUS BUILDINGS CODE, AND ADOPTING BY REFERENCE THE 2016 CALIFORNIA BUILDING CODE; THE 2016 CALIFORNIA RESIDENTIAL CODE; THE 2016 CALIFORNIA ELECTRICAL CODE; THE 2016 CALIFORNIA MECHANICAL CODE; THE 2016 CALIFORNIA PLUMBING CODE; THE 2016 CALIFORNIA ENERGY CODE; THE 2016 CALIFORNIA FIRE CODE; THE 2016 CALIFORNIA GREEN BUILDING STANDARDS CODE; THE 2016 CALIFORNIA HISTORICAL BUILDING CODE; THE 2016 CALIFORNIA REFERENCED STANDARDS CODE; THE INTERNATIONAL PROPERTY MAINTENANCE CODE, 2015 EDITION; INCLUDING CERTAIN AMENDMENTS, ADDITIONS, AND DELETIONS, AND AMENDING TITLE 9 OF THE BEVERLY HILLS MUNICIPAL CODE The ordinance will adopt by reference the 2016 California Building Standards Code, also known as Title 24 of the California Code of Regulations (CCR), which includes the following codes: • • • • • • • • • • • •
2016 California Administrative Code — CCR Title 24 Part 1 2016 California Building Code — CCR Title 24 Part 2 2016 California Residential Code — CCR Title 24 Part 2.5 2016 California Electrical Code — CCR Title 24 Part 3 2016 California Mechanical Code — CCR Title 24 Part 4 2016 California Plumbing Code — CCR Title 24, Part 5 2016 California Energy Code — CCR Title 24 Part 6 2016 California Historical Building Code — CCR Title 24 Part 8 2016 California Fire Code — CCR Title 24 Part 9 2016 California Existing Building Code — CCR Title 24 Part 10 2016 California Green Building Standards Code — CCR Title 24 Part 11 2016 California Referenced Standards Code — CCR Title 24 Part 12
The 2016 edition of the California Building Standards Code as adopted by the California Building Standards Commission (Commission) and published in the California Code of Regulations, is effective on January 1, 2017. The Health and Safety Code allows local jurisdictions to amend the State code based on findings of local geologic, climatic, or topographic conditions. In addition, all local amendments must be more restrictive than the State code and filed with the Commission to be enforceable. The proposed Ordinance adopts (1) the 2016 California Building Standards Code by reference, (2) amendments to the California Building Standards Code, (3) the 2015 International Property Maintenance Code by reference, and (4) administrative provisions for the administration and enforcement of these codes. All proposed amendments to the state code provide for a higher order of structural safety, fire safety, occupant safety, and environmental sustainability. As required by state law, all proposed local amendments are more restrictive than the state codes and each amendment is justified with the appropriate finding (geologic, climatic, and/or topographic). The Council conducted a first reading and introduced the ordinance on November 1, 2016 and set the public hearing for December 6, 2016. All interested persons are invited to attend and speak on this matter. Written comments may also be submitted and should be addressed to the City Council, c/o City Clerk, 455 N. Rexford Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210 and should be received prior to the public hearing. Please remember, if you challenge the Council's action in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else has raised at the hearing before the City Council or in written correspondence delivered to the City, either at or prior to the hearing. If there are any questions regarding this notice, please contact Nestor Otazu at 310.285.1173. Copies of the proposed ordinance, the Beverly Hills Municipal Code and 2016 California Building Standards Code are available for public review and inspection during normal business hours at the City Clerk Office located at 455 N. Rexford Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210, Second Floor, Beverly Hills, California. BYRON POPE, MMC City Clerk
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HERE! Pictured: the scene at the end of the attempted getaway after a carjacking in Beverly Hills. Photo via @rommbomm on Twitter.
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B E V E R LY H I L L S M A I N N E W S
Beverly Hills High Modernization Gets Surprise $11.5 Million Price Increase By Laura Coleman District officials are calling it the “$11.5 million surprise” after learning Tuesday that modernizing the Beverly Hills High School buildings that house The Salter Family Theatre and the K.L. Peters Auditorium will cost millions more than anticipated. DLR Group, which informed the Board of Education for the first time this
week about the additional costs, said the increases were due to the buildings’ ages and the discovery of additional challenges. According to DLR Group’s presentation, the $11.5 million difference between the $23.4 million budget to modernize BHHS buildings B3 and B4 and the $34.9 probable cost was known in August. Despite the board’s sur-
prise, members unanimously voted to move forward with the current design phase in anticipation of submitting the plans to the Division of the State Architect (DSA). That approval is expected to take at least a year. Following DSA approval, the board will have the opportunity to decide if it wants to defer renovating the Salter Theatre.
Beverly Hills Police Nab Two Carjackers Who Stole Rolls-Royce 6th Annual Vahagn Setian Memorial 5K Run/Walk Is Sunday In Beverly Hills negotiated a turn, hitting an By Laura Coleman On Sunday evening, bad driving foiled an attempt made by two men to make a getaway in a light blue Rolls-Royce after carjacking the owner at gunpoint in the 600 block on North Maple Drive. “The victim reported a robbery and the carjacking of his 2014 Rolls Royce Wraith,” BHPD’s Lt. Lincoln Hoshino confirmed in a statement. “The two suspects were armed with a handgun and demanded the victim’s property and vehicle keys.” While being pursued by BHPD, the suspects badly
unoccupied parked SUV at the intersection of Wilshire Boulevard and Oakhurst Drive. Police arrested Juan Antonio Galvan, 19, and a 16year-old juvenile, both of Los Angeles, after the two suspects attempted to flee the scene. One suspect was located hiding in a planter and one was located in the area of Pico Boulevard and Beverly Drive. Hoshino said that the gun has not been recovered but an investigation is still underway. He said in the past year there has been just one other carjacking attempt in the City.
Beverly Hills Library’s Movie Night Features The Desert Of Forbidden Art By Victoria Talbot The Beverly Hills Public Library presents The Desert Of Forbidden Art, a film by Amanda Pope, the amazing true story of Soviet art, hidden from censors for decades in a remote desert in Uzbekistan The BHPL screening will be Dec. 4 at 3 p.m.. The awardwinning documentary film of the penniless artist Igor Savitsky whose mission became the rescue of 40,000 pieces of forbidden art after the Soviet Revolution in 1917. The screening will be held in the BHPL auditorium, with a question and answer with Amanda Pope.
The film portrays Russian avant-garde paintings inspired by the oppressive revolution created despite threats of torture, imprisonment and death for non-state sponsored art. It is narrated by Ben Kingsley, Sally Field and Ed Asner, who voice the diaries and letters of Savitsky and the artists, and told through contemporary film footage and stories of the artist’s children. The event is free and parking is available in the City parking structure adjacent to the library at 444 N. Rexford Dr.
By Victoria Talbot Members of the Beverly Hills Police Department's Baker to Vegas Relay Team and the Vahagn Setian Charitable Foundation are partnering to host the 6th annual Vahagn Setian Memorial 5K Run/Walk Sunday at 8:30 a.m. The event commemorates the life of Vahagn Setian, a young member of the community whose life was cut short by the actions of a drunk driver several years ago. The Vahagn Setian Charitable Foundation is committed to producing and implementing a wide range of educational programs and organizing events that express to youth the consequences of their actions and teach them to be
Participants in last year’s Vahagn Setian 5K
wiser in their decision-making. There will be live jazz music at the conclusion of the race at the Beverly Hills Farmers Market. Registration is free and can be done in advance by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, and is available on the day of the run beginning at 7:30 a.m. in the lower section of the BHPD's Palm court, located adjacent to
the police station. Parking is at the Crescent parking lot adjacent to the Beverly Hills Public Library (two hours free). To donate to the Vahagn Setian Charitable Foundation, a 501(c) (3) Charitable Foundation, which is tax deductible, visit 222.vahagnfoundation.org.
OPERA IN SCHOOL—The Beverly Vista Concert Choir gave a special performance from the opera White Bird of Poston at school last Friday together with the LA Opera. The mini-opera put on by the Beverly Vista middle school students is part of an education outreach program offered by LA Opera to 10 middle and high schools in LA County. As part of the program, which was partly funded by the Beverly Hills Education Foundation, the students receive 10 50-minute workshops on singing and acting, in addition to rehearsing on their own under the direction of music teacher Judith Chan. LA Opera provided sets, costumes, lighting, sound and instrumentalists in order to transform the school auditorium into a professional theatre. The production, which is set during World War II in the Japanese internment camp at Poston on the Mojave Reservation in Arizona, was directed and composed by Eli Villanueva who is the Resident Stage Director for the Education and Community Engagement Department of Los Angeles Opera.
Teenager, Team Beverly Hills Graduate Latest To Pull Papers For March City Council Election
COURIER IN BORA BORA — Beverly Hills residents Hillary and Steve Hartman (pictured above) joined the Carry the Courier Club for their 20th anniversary last month on their vacation to the island of Bora Bora. To join the Hartmans in the Carry the Courier Club, snap a picture of yourself with the Courier on your next trip and e-mail it to email@example.com.
By Victoria Talbot Two more candidates have pulled papers to declare their candidacy for City Council, and four candidates have filed their nomination papers. Michael Barcohana, an 18year old student at Santa Monica City College, pulled papers on Nov. 28. Artin Sodaify, who did not respond
to email or phone calls, is a 2016 graduate of Team Beverly Hills and a tennis player. He also pulled papers on Nov. 28. Current Traffic and Parking Commissioner Lester Friedman (Nov. 21), City Treasurer Eliot Finkel (Nov. 22) and Vera Markowitz (Nov. 28) have filed all their papers. Planning Commissioner
Howard Fisher (Nov. 22) has filed all his papers to run for city treasurer. Mayor John Mirisch told the The Real Deal that he intends to pull his papers this week, which was not confirmed before the Courier’s deadline Thursday.
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Pearl Harbor Veterans To Get Send-Off In Beverly Hills Tonight For Historic 75th Anniversary Revisit
SCHOOL LEADERS — Beverly Hills Unified School District leaders, including principals, APs, members of the Board of Education, top administrators, and parent and community leaders gathered Tuesday for the annual evening “Leadership & Administrators Dinner.” The annual tradition is a chance for an incredible group of dedicated individuals to gather and enjoy each other’s company and engage in conversations that run the gamut. Courier photo by Laura Coleman
By Victoria Talbot Thirty World War II heroes will be honored tonight at The Beverly Hilton as a sendoff to commemorate the events that occurred on Dec. 7, 1941 at Pearl Harbor. Survivors of the worst attack on American soil in U.S. history, these veterans of the Greatest Generation were stationed at Pearl Harbor during the attack. In the twilight of their years, their average age is 97 years old. They will be honored Friday by philanthropists Karen and Gary Winnick, and then transported to Pearl Harbor Saturday for the 75th Anniversary.
The evening will feature a special performance by the USO as a sendoff before the Pearl Harbor survivors fly on to Hawaii to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the attack. Hotel owner Beny Alagem is hosting their stay at The Beverly Hilton. This historic journey is a fitting salute to the 2,403 Americans who died there and 1,178 who were wounded. Eighteen ships were sunk or run aground, including five battleships. All of the Americans killed or wounded during the attack were noncombatants, given the fact there was no state of war when the attack occurred.
Al Gelato To Close After Three Decades By Laura Coleman After 32 years in the community, Al Gelato on Robertson announced this week that it would be closing its doors on Christmas Day. “After many months of careful and heartfelt deliberation, the Al Gelato family, primarily due to health reasons, has decided that this will be our final year at 806 S. Robertson Blvd.,” said Joe Lisuzzo, who is among the three generations THREE GENERATIONS– (From left): Joe Lisuzzo Richard Karbowski, Clare Karbowski and Joe working in the family-run busi- III, Lisuzzo Jr. ness. “This decision comes with many mixed emotions as we say Although the Beverly Hills ice good-bye to so many customers, fami- cream-parlor-turned-restaurant will lies and friends from all over California soon just be a memory, there is a sweet whom we have proudly served for 32 lining for those who have developed a years.” taste for the bevy of addictively deli“Over the years, we have seen cious flavors created by Al Gelato: young couples date, get married, have online distribution. Al Gelato frozen children and then see their children dessert products can still be ordered ongrow up and begin their own families,” line and shipped from the original Al he added. Gelato facility in Chicago, via Founded by Clare Karbowski, who AlgelatoChicago.com. turns 91 in April, Al Gelato has become “Stop in for one last scoop or to a community destination for countless leave a note to the family and staff, in meals, birthday cakes, wedding cakes, our registry book,” advised Lisuzzo. Thanksgiving Day pies and of course, “Though we may be gone, the happy the authentic gelato. memories will last forever!”
Local Artist Isabelle Grahm Opens at Gallery Grahm By Victoria Talbot Local Beverly Hills artist-in-residence Isabelle Grahm is holding a reception at Gallery Grahm for a onewoman show in Beverly Hills. Grahm, who grew up in Beverly Hills and attended El Rodeo School, has been a featured exhibitor in onewoman shows in Ventura County, DTLA and at Bergamot Station in Santa Monica. This latest incarnation will celebrate the artist's relationship with her mother, Ruthie Grahm, a featured Beverly Hills elder. Ruthie Grahm has made her home a sanctuary of Isabelle’s work. Paintings grace every wall. Tables, chairs and cushions are painted with her daughter’s designs. “Being able to exhibit Isabelle's work at the Grahm Gallery, is a dream come true,” said Ruthie Grahm. The reception is Saturday, Dec. 3,
Ruthie & Isabelle Grahm
4-10 p.m. hosted by Ruthie Grahm and curated by Anne Martin. The artist will be present. For more information or to view the exhibit, call 213-255-0059 or email artinquiriesIHG@gmail.com. RSVP is required.
GIVING BACK—The Beverly Hills Active Adult Club continued its tradition of creating Thanksgiving baskets for needy families. Started by BHAAC member Donna Goldstein, who passed away earlier this year, the committee provided 16 baskets – including a turkey and all the fixings – for a Thanksgiving meal. The baskets were donated to the local charity Children Helping Poor and Homeless People. Pictured (from left): Jane Winston Doman, Michelle Gold, Michelle Kay, Sandy Pressman, Eleanor Klausner, Magdalena Mirisch, Norma Zager and Ellyn Snowden. Not pictured: Frances Harper and Ingritt Hidajat.
George Christy A shout-out for Mr. D. “A life, extraordi-
naire,” assesses Collart, his (and our) friend for decades who knows the Who and the Who here and abroad. And possibly in outer space. Yanou’s fame is unparalleled, extracting those impossible bookings with the power-packed dining rooms in her native France or wherever.
anou telephoned from Paris last week. To remind that Mr. D’s birthday was around the corner. “December 9th!” when he would celebrate his 100th year!
until the apocalypse.
film odyssey back fifty years! Stanley K u b r i c k ’s Paths Of Glory; Billy W i l d e r ’s Ace In The Hole, playing a newsp a p e r
marrying the dedicated philanthropic Anne Buydens in 1954, a Hollywood marriage lasting 60 years. And going strong. Anne birthed sons Peter and the late Eric Douglas.
lso: Young Man With A Horn based on the Bix Beiderbrike’s career’ The Bad And The Beautiful (Lana Turner rarely looking more gorgeous, with rumors spreading about an irresistible fling); Spartacus with Sir Laurence Olivier; Seven Days In May; Inherit The Wind … the list roars on. Many awards followed for the
n his 1988 biography, The Ragman’s Son, Kirk describes his family of six sisters and his father surviving a horse trader in Russia before struggling as a doorto-door ragman in his new world.
iving in the heart of Beverly Hills and weekend-
Angeles for mothers and others in need.
irk’s funded the CTG Kirk Douglas Theater in Culver City, an impressive addition to the cultural landscape for new playwrights to engage in fine productions with established performers for their creative endeavors. Faithfully reviewed by our perceptive L.A. Times critic Charles McNulty.
dditionally, Kirk and Anne’s extraordinary financial largesse to Cedar-Sinai Medical Center and for continuous charities is an inspiration.
et us not forget Kirk survived a helicopter crash in 1991.
man for all seasons, indeed, whose centennial the world salutes.
Ace In The Hole
ooking back, dear Yanou, how we miss that jewel – box La Stresa along Right Banks’ rue Chambidges, where we dined often when yearning for an Italian menu and where the now-retired, handsome seven Faiole brothers held court with tony locals and, European and Hollywood movie colonists. Royals, too, in a tiny and homey joint.
Lonely Are The Brave
Paths of Glory
ilm classics and three Oscar nominations followed. Alive with hallowed performances in our cinema archives. Roles Spartacus gripping and unforgettable in movies that are timelessly discussed reporter searching for his big by new and veteran cineast- scoop (a favorite of Woody es in academies and likely Allen); the cult classic Lonely Are The Brave. Page 6 | December 2, 2016
Kirk Douglas Archives
ctor and matinee idol, producer, director, author, and a foremost philanthropist, Kirk Douglas lives up to the character in his 1949 film, which was his eighth. Champion!
A big day coming for Kirk Douglas, a man for all seasons.
hunky hero, whose squarejawed countenance could launch a thousand ships.
son of immigrant parents “who spoke Yiddish at home in Amsterdam, New York,” Kirk was born Issur Danielovich. He wed Diana Dill of Bermuda heritage in 1943, with whom he sired sons Joel and Michael. Then,
ing at their Palm Springs hacienda (now sold), Kirk and Anne amassed a museum-worthy collection of Impressionist art. Our hunch is that much of the art is sold, to make way for their phenomenal philanthropic lifestyle.
e remember that happy evening when Kirk and Anne were the first to call and invite us for dinner at the popular Le Saint Germain in Hollywood (where Providence is now) after we began writing The Great Life column – thrice a week for our Hollywood Reporter publisher and editor Tichi Wilkerson Miles. She had pleaded time after time for us to step aside from our 11 years as a roving editor for Town & Country magazine, where we contributed monthly articles plus a column, Are You With It? Encouraging us to pursue the challenge of being a THR columnist. Writing about whatever we wanted. Entertainment, politics, literature, health, heroes and heroines, elephants that we love, etc.
e sipped and supped on Le Saint Germain’s sublime French cuisine, attended to by the suave coowner, the Flemish-born Paul Bruggemans, a grand host among hosts.
h yes, a moment of togetherness we smile over from our memory bank of a long, long ago.
Online at www.bhcourier.com/category/george-christy
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B E V E R LY H I L L S R E A L E S TAT E Trial On Mohamed Hadid’s 901 Strada Vecchia In Bel Air Looms Closer By Matt Lopez The criminal trial surrounding alleged illegal construction at developer Mohamed Hadid’s 901 Strada Vecchia appears to be slowly inching toward a conclusion. At a pre-trial hearing Wednesday in the Van Nuys court house, Judge Eric Harmon denied a motion by Hadid’s lawyers to sever his trial from that of 901 Strada Vecchia and its listed managing member James T. Zelloe, an attorney from Virginia. Harmon determined that all three will be tried together. In April of 2015, Los Angeles Department of Building & Safety inspectors cracked down on the nearly 30,000 square-foot property before construction was completed, ruling all unapproved construction, which they said included features like retaining walls, concrete
decks and an underground theater, were to be removed. A couple of months later, the case was forwarded to L.A. City Attorney Mike Feuer for prosecution. Since then, the case has largely been toiling in the courts for more than a year, with different pre-trial motions and diversions being filed before a trial date could actually be set. Hadid’s attorneys told the court Wednesday that additional motions will soon be filed, and Harmon set a Jan. 9, 2017 court date to hear those motions. Harmon stated that following the motions, a trial date would be set within 10 days of Jan. 9 and estimated that the public jury trial could take two weeks. Famed attorney Robert Shapiro, who represented Hadid in the most recent pre-trial hearing, was not present on Wednesday.
Dorothy Chandler’s Los Vientos Home On The Market For $50 Million By Victoria Talbot Few homes bespeak as much grandeur and history as Los Vientos. Built in 1913 by architect J. Martyn Haenke for Peter Janss, the Beaux Arts-style residence is one of the truly grand old dames of Los Angeles. So was Chandler. Janss, a physician who turned to real estate development, is another one of Los Angeles’ historic figures. Like Burton Green in Beverly Hills, Janss turned a bean field into Westwood and the University of California at Los Angeles with a fair amount of vision. He also developed Boyle Heights, parts of Monterey and Yorba Linda. Janss sold the home again in the 1950s and was eventually acquired by Norman Chandler, the publisher of the Los Angeles Times, and his socialite wife Dorothy “Buff” Chandler. She was a true philanthropist of the arts and culture, creating the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Downtown LA. The Chandlers also hosted US Presidents Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy,
Lyndon B. Johnson and Richard M. Nixon in that house, along with the glitterati and intelligentsia of arts and the film industry. It is said that Los Angeles became a center of art and culture inside Los Tiempos. Mr. Chandler died in 1973, and his wife left the public life. She died in 1997 and the house was sold to interior designer Timothy Corrigan for $2 million. Corrigan wrote that the house had deteriorated and launched a promotional campaign touting his restorations. He cleaned up much of the landscaping and decorated the interior with his antiques, selling it to
Joseph Handleman and Courtney Callahan. Handleman and Callahan contend that the home was in terrible disrepair and that Corrigan deceived them, telling them that it was in good condition when they paid $8.75 million for it. The dispute was epic; pipes burst, gas leaked, black mold popped up, sewage backed up, and the roof caved in. They filed suit against Corrigan his partner Kathleen Scheinfeld, and against Coldwell Banker for misrepresentation. The dispute was finally settled through arbitration, but it (see ‘LOS VIENTOS’ page 18)
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TO SEE AND BE SEEN
CONGRATULATIONS!–Love was in the air last month for Beverly Hills Conference & Visitors Bureau Chief Executive Officer Julie Wagner who got hitched Nov. 25 in Thailand at the Four Seasons Tented Camp, Golden Triangle to groom Kurt Hulett. DIAMOND ROSE AWARDS–(right): The Beverly Hills-based Multicultural Motion Picture Association (MMPA) presented “Lady in Red”–its 8th annual Diamond Rose Awards at the Peninsula Beverly Hills. The organization gives special recognition to women for outstanding contributions to the community in the fields of entertainment, law, education, medicine, entrepreneurship, non-profit organization, fashion, health, beauty and the arts. Pictured are MMPA President Jarvee Hutcherson with emcee Denise O’Brien, a noted motivational speaker.
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THE FASHION OF BEVERLY HILLS
Annual Concert In The Park Returns To Lily Pond At Beverly Gardens On Sunday By Laura Coleman Get your holiday cheer on this Sunday at the Beverly Gardens Park Lily Pond for the fourth annual Concert in the Park. In addition to carolers singing Christmas and Hanukkah songs, Santa will also be stopping by to meet all the “nice” folks gathering for the traditional holiday sing. Sponsored by the Friends of Beverly Gardens Park in partnership with the City, from 1-2:30 p.m. the Beverly Hills High School Madrigals will join the Beverly Vista Concert Choir, the Beverly Hills Unified School District Honor Choir, and local soprano Golda Berkman for a joyful celebration of song. “The Holiday Concert in the Park has become an annual tradition to kickoff the holidays and to showcase local talent to the community,” described Annette Saleh, who together with Franny Rennie and Deborah Frank volunteers to create magical events on behalf of the Friends of Beverly Gardens Park. “At the same time, the festive event draws attention to the Beverly Gardens Park and builds awareness to our restoration efforts.” As part of the event, BHHS Culinary Arts students will treat attendees to specially baked holiday cookies as well as other treats.
“The iconic Beverly Hills sign and Lily Pond is the perfect City background for the Holiday Sing to highlight the importance of the restoration of Beverly Gardens Park and to have yearly traditions such as these in our parks,” said Rennie. “What a great opportunity for everyone to come together to ring in the holidays with entertainment and holiday sweets all outdoors on a beautiful Sunday afternoon.”
SHARING WOMEN’S STORIES—New York Times bestselling author Anne Sebba visited the Beverly Hills Women’s Club to discuss her new book, Les Parisiennes: How The Women Of Paris Lived, Loved And Died Under Nazi Occupation. “While the men were off fighting or imprisoned, it was the women in Paris, including British and American, who came face to face with the German conquerors on a daily basis,” said Sebba. “From collaborators and resisters, Nazi wives and spies, mothers and mistresses, writers and courtiers, Parisian women made life-and-death decisions every day and would do anything to survive.” Attending the event, were (from left): BHWC President Mumsey Nemiroff, Annette Goodman, author Anne Sebba, Audrey Bornstein and Gail Jackson.
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HOW DO Y O U F E E L ? Breakthrough Drug Evaluated By UCLA
H E A LT H & W E L L N E S S YOUNG FUNDRAISERS—Last month, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Junior Ambassadors across the Southland organized their own fundraisers to support the hospital. On Tuesday, several helped kick off the hospital’s “Live L.A. Give L.A.” holiday giving campaign by presenting CHLA President/CEO Paul S. Viviano (back) with a $33,000 check encompassing everything they’d raised so far. Ambassadors (from left): Kalea Doryon, Jayhann Escalante, Jax Malcolm, Sasha Bogosian, Bella Evans and Sandra Koretz.
Scientist Approved As Alternative To Chemotherapy For Lung Cancer Patients Pembrolizumab, an immunotherapy drug that was extensively evaluated by UCLA cancer researcher Dr. Edward Garon, has been approved by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration as first-line treatment for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). The first-line designation means that some patients will have access to the drug without first having to receive other treatments such as chemotherapy. The FDA also expanded the approval of pembrolizumab to treat the majority of people with NSCLC who had received previous chemotherapy, greatly increasing the patient population that can benefit from the treatment. “It’s exciting to have an expanded group of patients who are now eligible for this drug,” said Garon, whose clinical studies helped lead to FDA approval. “What is particularly encouraging is that we are now able to select, based on features in the tumor, approximately a quarter of advanced lung cancer patients who can receive immunotherapy as their initial treatment. This will allow them
to live longer while delaying, and in some cases potentially avoiding, the side effects of traditional chemotherapy.” Garon is Dr. Edward a member of Garon the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer and an associate clinical professor of hematology and oncology. Pembrolizumab, marketed under the brand name Keytruda, works by turning off the immune system’s brakes, allowing its T cells to recognize and attack cancer cells. It originally received accelerated approval by the FDA in 2015 as a treatment for NSCLC. Until FDA approval, however, the drug was only given to patients after prior chemotherapy who expressed a biomarker known as PD-L1 on at least half of their cancer cells. Now, patients with PD-L1 expression on at least half of their cancer cells can receive pembrolizumab before standard chemotherapy.
Junior Ambassador’s Star In Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Giving Tuesday, Fundraising Events Several Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) Junior Ambassadors showcased their Giving Tuesday spirit this week with their own events at the hospital. Junior Ambassadors handed out lemonade, CHLA-branded cupcakes from Big Sugar Bakeshop, and pastries from Porto’s to patients, their families and CHLA staff. Ambassadors also presented CHLA President Paul Viviano with a check for $33,000 reflecting their fundraising
efforts. • Jayhann Escalante, 13, a leukemia patient currently receiving monthly chemotherapy at CHLA has already raised more than half his $10,000 goal through lemonade stands, bake sales and T-shirt sales. • Sasha Bogosian, 8, who was born with cerebral palsy and recently had surgery to correct her walking gait, is using expressive art to support CHLA. She custom paints jeans and other denim cloth-
ing for donations and has raised more than $3,000. Actress Jessica Biel has been spotted wearing one of Sasha’s creations. • Sandra Koretz, 12, has partnered with Big Sugar Bakeshop in Studio City the last two years to raise funds by selling specially-designed cupcakes. “We have so much to be thankful for this holiday season, and I’m inspired by patients like Jayhann, Sasha and Sandra. Despite facing their own adversity, they have gone above and beyond in dedicating themselves to improving the lives of others,” says Viviano. The Junior Ambassador program is comprised of middleand high-schoolaged volunteers who are patients, patient siblings and other youth. Many create their own events to raise funds and spread awareness of CHLA’S 350 programs and services.
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use matter which was voted upon by the elected official.” The ordinance was adopted in 2006 by a council that included Brucker, Frank Fenton Linda Briskman, Vice Mayor Jimmy Delshad and Mayor Steve Webb. As a councilmember in 2008, Brucker voted on the 9900 Wilshire Blvd. Specific Plan. Then he signed a contract to be paid as a lobbyist to get the project through. He registered as a lobbyist on behalf of the project with the City. That probably constituted a violation, City Attorney Larry Wiener said last week. When Brucker signed on to lobby for the project, Wiener could have advised that Brucker was ineligible to lobby on that project.
BEVERLY HILLS Regardless of whether or not Brucker spoke to City Councilmembers about the project, or only introduced Planning Commissioners to key Wanda personnel – which Brucker claimed – it was all in violation of the City’s ordinance. Brucker’s defense was that the property changed ownership and the development plan had changed, so he thought it was a new project. The only way that a project can return to City Council for a vote is if it is seeking an amendment, a modification or if it is a phased project – the Council cannot vote on it a second time. The problem is the remedy offers no repercussions for the person who violated the ordinance. The only repercussions are to the project, and thus, to
the City itself. The only remedy for Brucker’s lobbying is for the whole project to be thrown out, all $60 million up-front, which was never going to happen. But it is only “grounds” for the City to disapprove the contract. That is, it’s completely discretionary – the City Council can decide to do whatever it wants, and did nothing. No city council would have the will to turn down such a Development Agreement, and this one certainly did not. The ordinance is written to appease the grassroots residents who wish to have a transparent government and to allow a fullproof escape clause for behavior like Brucker’s. There is nothing to stop it from happening again, and everything to encourage it.
Wanda Faces Federal Scrutiny In a letter Wednesday to Treasury Secretary Jack Lew, U. S. trade representative Michael Froman and President-elect Donald Trump, incoming Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer expressed concerns that the Chinese government is behind the acquisition of U.S. entertainment companies and calling for increased scrutiny of China’s aggressive deal-making. In a story first reported Thursday by The Chuck Schumer Wall Street Journal, Schumer singled out Wang Jianlin, the Chairman of the Dalian Wanda Group, who owns AMC Theatres, and this year, bought Legendary Entertainment, partnered with Sony Entertainment and is in the process of buying Dick Clark Productions. “I am concerned that these acquisitions reflect the strategic goals of China’s government,” he wrote.
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whom are still alive. “She was strong,” he said. “She never went to school beyond the 3rd grade, but she read books constantly.” As a young boy, Mitchell took a preternatural interest in machinery, becoming entranced by the way things worked and tinkering with all things mechanical. He even once built a race car, completely modifying the engine of a Model B Ford which he could get up to 144 miles per hour speeding along Rosamond Lake’s natural dry lake bed. Mitchell recalled: “If I knew then what I know now, I would never let anyone drive it. No seatbelts. No crash helmets. If it had blown a tire, it would have flipped and killed us.” “It was a fun hobby,” he added. Mitchell dreamed of being a farmer and went on to graduate from Pierce Agricultural College with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. Before embarking on a career as a consultant, he spent the next 13 years working for Litton Industries, ensuring the success of large ships in the Great Lakes. Erstwhile, he cultivated an aptitude for the scrap metal industry and spent years working with businesses throughout Los Angeles. In 1954 Mitchell met the love of his life, Sally, to whom he remained married for 57 years until her death in 2012. And it was because of Sally, a tennis pro with a degree in Kinesiology from UCLA, that the Libow family took up resi-
dence in Beverly Hills. “My wife always wanted us to live in Beverly Hills, so I said okay,” he recounted. The City soon became a haven for the family, with their two children, Rebecca and Michael–today a successful real estate agent who lives in the City’s famed “Witch’s House”–both attending and graduating from Beverly Hills schools. The entire family became readily connected with in the community. Sally, who has the distinction of being the Little League's first female coach in Beverly Hills (leading them to a championship win in 1975), worked as a substitute teacher for the Beverly Hills school system and Mitchell even spoke before the City Council on issues he was passionate about a couple of times. Of course, Beverly Hills was quite different 60 years ago. “They still had horses walking up and down Rodeo Drive,” Mitchell recalled. “It was kind of a rural town. It wasn’t like it is today.” But so too, the world has changed. Mitchell recalled how he once got the contract to build a hammer mill for a steel company “just on a handshake and trust.” These days, Mitchell continues to work several days a week as a consultant–a true labor of love. In fact, his clients pick him up from the retirement home where he now lives. But ultimately, family, friendships and machinery are what keep Mitchell ticking happily at 89. “Friends are something money can’t buy,” he shared.
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Sandra Bernhard Helps Launch Wallis’ New Sorting Room With ‘Coast To Coast’ Sandra Bernhard is coming home. The comic is helping launch The Wallis’ new intimate performance space, The Sorting Room, with her latest show of wry observations, Sandra Monica Blvd: Coast To Coast, Dec. 8-10 in the 150seat converted Lovelace Studio Theater. The show’s name comes from its schedule, starting in Beverly Hills and ending in New York City’s Joe’s Pub. She was in town this summer to shoot the promotional art, her posed at the corner of Camden Drive and Santa Monica Boulevard. Bernhard credits Beverly Hills with starting her career. She enrolled at the Charles Ross School of Hair Design at La Cienega and Beverly Boulevard in 1974. “The tuition was $345,” says Bernhard. “I told my father (who drove her there) that it was a great deal for higher education.” She became a manicurist at the Cia salon on Cañon—”I still see some of my old clients”—and performed at venues like Ye Little Club in Beverly Hills and the Parisian Room in Compton. For her latest show, Bernhard promises a fun, musical evening that’s topical and personal—”all the things that people expect from a Sandra Bernhard show and need now more than ever.” She plans to discuss “surviving the holidays, family vacations, family in general, having a college-age daughter, being in this business” and more. Known for ﬁlms like The King Of Comedy and Hudson Hawk and TV shows like Switched At Birth and Roseanne, Bernhard now hosts a live daily radio show, Sandyland on Andy Cohen’s Radio Andy channel 102. She hosts guests from all ﬁelds and discusses all topics with callers. Getting to the studio to record her show has inspired a piece about riding the subway. “It happened organically and became a funny idea,” says Bernhard. Her commentaries “are always better when I experience or see something, or something crosses my mind and I jot it down and it becomes something bigger. “I’ve never been a joke teller,“ relates Bernhard. “My stories are long and winding roads, but never boring; careening, but always interesting with magniﬁcent views.” And yes, she does
plan to comment on Beverly Hills. “It will just come to me—from sense memory.” Bernard will be joined by her Sandyland Squad Band with Mitch Kaplan as musical director,and featuring drummer Denise Frasier and Chris Jacks on guitar. “We have a sort of secondhand relationship,” says Bernhard, “We always know where we’re going.” They’ll be performing covers of songs. “I never give away the titles,” says Bernhard. “I like to keep people in suspense.” Ideas for her one-woman shows— this one follows Feel The Bernhard—”are like a long train running,” says Bernhard, “where I revisit themes I like—relationships, travel, fashion, and pop culture. But there’s not much left. Reality TV has replaced the groovy Andy Warhol-esque version of pop culture.” Tickets are $70 and available at thewallis.org/show-info.php?id=269, by phone, at 310-746-4000 or The Wallis Center for the Performing Arts Center box ofﬁce, 9390 N. Santa Monica Blvd. —Steve Simmons
Sinbad Hits Saban Stage Dec. 9 Ranked by Comedy Central as one of the top 100 standup comedians of all time, Sinbad comes to the The Saban Theatre, 8440, for a 9 p.m. show, Friday, Dec. 9. Sinbad has built a loyal following finding the humor in the embarrassing tribulations of day-by-day life. The comedian is interna- Sinbad tionally known for his starring appearances in hit movies like Jingle All the Way opposite Arnold Schwarzenegger; Houseguest co-starring the late Phil Hartman, and his film debut Necessary Roughness, plus First Kid, Good Burger and more. He starred in the TV sitcom A Different World as well as his own series, The Sinbad Show. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets range from $38$58. For more information, call 888-645-5006 or visit sabanconcerts.com.
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tion with artists follows the concert. Tickets, ranging from $65$85, are available by calling 213-477-2929 or visiting www.dacamera.org. • • • • • Interactive workshops, demos, guided tours, food, gifts and shop specials will be part of the second annual Go Little Tokyo Marketplace, Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 3 and 4 in Little Tokyo in downtown Los Angeles. Hours vary per business. The Japanese Village Plaza will host Shogun Santa and holiday entertainment both days including balloon animals, caricature drawings and karaoke. For the full schedule, visit http://www.golittletokyo.com/holidays. • • • • • Mark Weston’s drama about the life of Israel’s first prime minister The Little Giant: The Story of David Ben-Gurion will be performed by actor Arnold Weiss at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 8 at the Fairfax Branch Library, 161 S. Gardner St. For information, call 323936-6191 or visit www.lapl.org/branches/fairfax. • • • • • Residents Debbie and Naty Saidoff will be the honorees at the StandWithUs Los Angeles Festival of Lights Gala, beginning at 5 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 11 at The Beverly Hilton. Elon Gold will emcee the 6 p.m. program and dinner featuring speakers Mark Yudof and Miri Elsin, Colonel (ret). For more information, contact Errin Alcabes at Erinna@StandWithUs.com or visit https://www.standwithus.com/ppsc/FOL2016.asp.
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BEVERLY VISTA GARDEN — Beverly Vista installed a drought-tolerant garden, thanks to the efforts of Eden Green Living Founder and CEO Jackie Kassorla. The front landscape includes a state-of-the-art subterranean drip irrigation system, drought tolerant plants, shade trees, benches and a meandering path. Said Beverly Vista Principal Christian Fuhrer: “Our school community is ecstatic about the new look of the Beverly Vista front yard. I believe that our students and staff deserve a campus that is clean, safe, and aesthetically pleasing. When you create this combination of traits in your school, you are more apt to find happy, dedicated, and motivated people.” Pictured above are Fuhrer and Kassorla at the new garden.
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Tips include checking alarm notification sequences, as companies call homeowners first and police only at the end of the notification sequence, which delays response time. Alarms should cover the second-floor entries, and homeowners should lock upstairs entries and review CCTV for evidence of suspicious activity, said BHPD Det. Chris Coulter. The BHPD also recommends to lock doors and back gates, stop newspaper and mail deliveries when away, maintain alarm systems and cameras, and bolt down safes in unanticipated locations within the res-
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exhausted the HandlemanCallahan resources with $3 million in repairs. Handleman died of an apparent suicide the day after the suit was settled in July 2012. It was sold in June 2014 for $9.5 million to the current owner, furniture mogul Robert Oshidin and his wife Mimi. The Oshidins have renovated the property, angering the historically-minded preservationists with non-authentic elements. The Oshidins claim
idence. Commercial burglaries have increased 28 percent in 2015, averaging eight per day. BHPD recommends outside security cameras with enough lighting to make license plates visible. These are only a few of the many practical tips offered by our local police. Chief Spagnoli and her team of crime specialists at the BHPD covered residential, commercial, auto and mail theft. For more information or to discuss forming a neighborhood watch in your area call Community Relations at 310288-2668 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. that the property is up to date with security, plumbing and electrical repairs. They have rebuilt a former pool house “in the tradition of the original structure,” and updated the kitchen and other features of the historic property. Now the storied home 9,329 square foot home, with 6 bedrooms and 8 bathrooms, is on the market for $50 million. It is hoped that the mansion, selling for five times the purchase price – is indeed, restored and renovated.
Pebbles is a 4-mo-old Bowie is a male Alexa is a 6-mo old Luther is 9 mos. old, Aussie Terrier mix girl cockapoo, 7 mos. Labrador mix. She is a Germ. Shep. mix who loves dogs and old, with excellent a 50-lb lap dog, good puppy. At 55 lbs he people manners with kids and dogs will grow. Spunky! These dogs are available for adoption through Wags and Walks, a WLA pet rescue. To adopt, foster, donate or volunteer, please visit their website at www.wagsandwalks.org.
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Joan Mangum It is one of the “most do” fun luncheons I look forward to every year... Celebrities, socialites, fashionistas and supporters of the lupus cause came together for the 14th “Lupus LA Hollywood Bag Ladies Luncheon” at The Beverly Hilton. Guests enjoyed an exciting silent auction with a great selection of designer handbags in different sizes, shapes and colors donated by well-known designers, as well as celebrities. I couldn’t resist buying several of them. There was also an exclusive and fantastic fashion show by Salvatore Ferragamo. Hosts Jon Kelley and Jenni Pulos were joined by honoree Terri Seymour, Angela Sarafyan, Leona Lewis, Nikki DeLoach, Edy Ganem, Eden Sassoon, Josh Altman, Heather Bilyeu, Pepi Sonuga, Lisa Ann Walter, Anastasia Soare, Erica Pelosini and Lupus LA Ambassadors Meredith Monroe and Ali Hillis. Congratulations to Eve Gerber luncheon chair of the event which raised $400,000 for lupus research and local patient programs.
BIRTHDAYS–Fred Nason, Jr. (Dec. 2); Jean-Luc Godard, Daryl Hannah, Julianne Moore and Ozzy Osbourne (Dec 3); Jeff Bridges, Marisa Tomei, Tyra Banks and Wink Martindale (Dec. 4); Jose Carreras, Olga Rodrigues, Zohreh Tamjidi, Little Richard, Wendy Wiencek and Jim Messina (Dec. 5); Marilyn Gilfenbain, Byron Clark, Tom Hulce, Vikki Dougan and Steven Wright (Dec. 6); Ellen Burstyn and Edd Hall (Dec. 7); Kim Basinger, James Galway, Sinead O’Connor and Phyllis Parvin (Dec. 8).
LUPUS LA–At the Lupus LA “Hollywood Bag Ladies Luncheon” were (above) honorees: Nicole Fogel, Joan Robbins, and Sheila Milstei; (left photo): honoree Terri Seymour; (below, left): Eden Sassoon of The Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills; (below right): Kelly Stone and Leona Lewis. Photos by Tiffany Rose
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The recent passing of restaurateur/hotelier Melvyn Haber at the young (for him) age of 80 left a big hole in the Desert. He was, after all, Mr. “Palm Springs,” and deservingly so. Although was the raconteur to, and of, the stars, his goodness will best be remembered for 30 years of care and stewardship of the activities of Angel View, a local charity that provides assisted living and care to Coachella Valley youth in a non-hospital setting. No one can ever replace Mel, but to the thousands of people who sipped his drinks and heard his stories, the memories linger on. To maintain the memories, longtime staffers at Melvyn’s Ingleside Inn are keeping the venerable restaurant open, with the traditional Christmas and New Year’s Eve dinners we have come to expect and enjoy. Mel would have wanted it that way. After all, there are still stories to pass around. ****** Oscar-winning actress Nicole Kidman is leading off her personal awards season with the “International Star Award” for her performance in Lion. This will be presented at the Jan. 2 Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala, hosted by Mary Hart, in the Palm Springs Convention Center. Based on a true story, Lion tells the tale of a five-year-boy (Sunny Pawar) who gets lost on a train traveling away from his home and family. Somehow he survives living on the streets in a strange town before ending up in an orphanage. Eventually the boy was adopted by an Australian couple, (Kidman and David Wenham), providing a surrounding of love and security. However, the boy’s yearning to discover details about his Indian birth-family persisted and this desire, coupled with a fierce determination and use of the Internet, eventually leads him back to his first home. ****** No, Hell has not frozen over. But you might not be able to convince the ice skaters displaying their moves and falls at The Renova Rink at The River. This was named after the local solar energy company that is the rink’s major sponsor located outdoors in the up-scale shopping and dining center known as The River at Rancho Mirage. It is now open and in operation – day and night - until Jan. 8 and marks the first time in history an outdoor ice skating rink of any longevity was constructed in the Desert. While it may not top the rink at New York’s Rockefeller Center, it’s a start. For potential skaters who do not have ice skating in their home closets, skate rental is included in the $15 ticket price. For what may the best holiday bargain around, that $15 admission price is good for the whole day, and skaters can skate, leave The Renova Rink and then return to skate some more as long as they retain their wrist band. For those who don’t skate, there will be free local entertainment, including bands and DJs, to provide holiday music and maintain the spirit of the season. And, of course, there is always people-watching.
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PUBLIC NOTICES NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Title Order No.: 5929587 Trustee Sale No.: 81616 Loan No.: G00015648 APN: 5561-011-013 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 6/29/2015. 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 12/23/2016 at 1:00 PM, CALIFORNIA TD SPECIALISTS as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded on 7/10/2015 as Instrument No. 20150830113 in book N/A, page N/A of official records in the Office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, California, executed by: 1550 BLUEJAY WAY, LLC, A DELAWARE LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY, as Trustor GENESIS CAPITAL MASTER FUND III, LLC, A DELAWARE LIMITED LIABILITY, as Beneficiary WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States, by cash, a cashier's check drawn by a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state). At: In the main dining room of the Pomona Masonic Temple, located at 395 South Thomas Street, Pomona, CA, all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County, California describing the land therein: Lot 45 of Tract No. 19229, in the City of Los Angeles, County of Los Angeles, State of California, as per Map recorded in Book 652, Pages 34 to 36 inclusive of Maps, in the Office of the County Recorder of said County. The property heretofore described is being sold "as is". The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 1550 BLUEJAY WAY, WEST HOLLYWOOD AREA, LOS ANGELES CA 90069. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other com-
mon designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, if any, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to-wit: $5,556,337.17 (Estimated) Accrued interest and additional advances, if any, will increase this figure prior to sale. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located and more than three months have elapsed since such recordation. Date: 11/28/2016 California TD Specialists, as Trustee 8190 East Kaiser Blvd., Anaheim Hills, CA 92808 Phone: 714-2832180 For Trustee Sale Information log on to: w w w . u s a foreclosure.com CALL: (714) 277-4845. PATRICIO S. INCE’, VICE PRESIDENT California TD Specialists is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information 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 on 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 the outstanding lien 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 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 714-277-4845, or visit this internet Web site w w w . u s a foreclosure.com, using the file number assigned to this case T.S.# 81616. 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.” FEI # 1077.00578 12/02/2016, 12/09/2016, 12/16/2016 –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2016273323 The following is/are doing business as: 1) REALTY MD 2) MEGANS REALTY MD 213 N. Doheny, Beverly Hills, CA 90211; Donna Castaneda 21731 Tahoe Lane, Lake Forest, CA 92630; Megan Zucaro 213 N. Doheny, Beverly Hills, CA 90211; The business is conducted by: A GENERAL PARTNERSHIP, registrant(s) has NOT begun to transact business under the name(s) listed: Donna Castaneda, Partner: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: November 08, 2016; Published: November 11, 18, 25, December 02, 2016 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2016273754 The following is/are doing business as: SCHUSTER-ZINGHEIM AND ASSOCIATES 1541 Bel Air Road, Los Angeles, CA 900773021; Patricia K. Zingheim 1541 Bel Air Road, Los Angeles, CA 90077-3021; The business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL, registrant(s) has NOT begun to transact business under the name(s) listed: Patricia K. Zingheim, Owner: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: November 09, 2016; Published: November 18, 25, December 02, 09, 2016 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2016273755 The following is/are doing business as: 1) DAVID LEISEROWITZ 007 REAL ESTATE AGENT 2) DAL 007 REAL ESTATE AGENT 439 N. Canon Dr. #300 Beverly Hills, CA 90210; David Leiserowitz 439 N. Canon Dr.
#300, Beverly Hills, CA 90210; The business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL, registrant(s) has NOT begun to transact business under the name(s) listed: David Leiserowitz, Owner: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: November 09, 2016; Published: November 18, 25, December 02, 09, 2016 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2016273756 The following is/are doing business as: LE PETIT HERITAGE 9400 S. Santa Monica Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90210; Wine Societe LLC 9400 S. Santa Monica Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90210; The business is conducted by: A LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY, registrant(s) has NOT begun to transact business under the name(s) listed: Jordane Andrieu, Owner: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: November 09, 2016; Published: November 18, 25, December 02, 09, 2016 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2016273757 The following is/are doing business as: RED STRING REAL ESTATE 439 N. Canon Dr. 3rd Flr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210; Michael Kafaei 439 N. Canon Dr. 3rd Flr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210; Rebecca Kafaei 439 N. Canon Dr. 3rd Flr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210; The business is conducted by: A MARRIED COUPLE, registrant(s) has NOT begun to transact business under the name(s) listed: Michael Kafaei, Owner: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: November 09, 2016; Published: November 18, 25, December 02, 09, 2016 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2016273758 The following is/are doing business as: EVE’S STONES 1655 Stearns Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90035; Fanny Samuel 1655 Stearns Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90035; The business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL, registrant(s) has NOT begun to transact business under the name(s) listed: Fanny Samuel, Owner: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: November 09, 2016; Published: November 18, 25, December 02, 09, 2016 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2016273759 The following is/are doing business as: BEVERLY HILLS LACROSSE CLUB 401 Carroll Canal, Venice, CA 90291; Gary Greenbaum 401 Carroll Canal Venice, CA 90291; The business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL, registrant(s) has begun to transact business under the name(s) listed May 03, 2016: Gary Greenbaum, President: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: November 09, 2016; Published: November 18, 25, December 02, 09, 2016 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2016277607 The following is/are doing business as: LA PAELLA 476 S. San Vicente, Los Angeles, CA 90048; 2008 Wendy Way, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266; Paella Corner, LLC 2008 Wendy Way, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266; The business is conducted by: A LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY, registrant(s) has begun to transact business under the name(s) listed November 2016: Damaris Radut, Managing Member: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: November 15, 2016; Published:
November 18, 25, December SUDOKU ANSWER 02, 09, 2016 LACC N/C 11 / 2 5 / 1 6 I S S U E –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2016278493 The following is/are doing business as: ASHER MORGAN HAIR CARE 287 S. Robertson Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211; C.A.S.H. LLC 287 S. Robertson 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 November 08, 2016: Chris Bailey, Manager: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: November 16, 2016; Published: December 02, 09, 16, 23, 2016 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2016278494 The following is/are doing business as: 1) LARA LEONE 2) LARA LYONS 311 N. Robertson Blvd. #112, Beverly Hills, CA 90211; Lara Sragow 311 N. Robertson PUZZLE ANSWER Blvd. #112, Beverly Hills, CA 11 / 2 5 / 1 6 I S S U E 90211; The business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL, S M O O T H C H I T S A C R O B registrant(s) has NOT begun to N A N N I E L A N A I T H E R E transact business under the E D U C E L U C R E name(s) listed: Lara Sragow, A G E T E N P R I S O N B A R S P Owner: Statement is filed with P E P A N U N N B B the County of Los Angeles: S L I P N S L I D E November 16, 2016; Published: U L E A P A C E B A I T L I E December 02, 09, 16, 23, 2016 P A C I F I C A W E L I N D B E LACC N/C N E S T E A S M A R T C A R P ––––––
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they reach Beverly Hills High School, according to BHHS’ accountability report. “I have been hearing that [bullying’s] getting bad in the school district,” explained middle school foreign language teacher Jennifer Liberato, who spearheaded Wednesday’s program. After reading an article about a 7th grader from her hometown in New York who committed suicide after having been bullied, Liberato said she was driven to do something to raise awareness in the lives of students to ensure that no Beverly Hills student becomes “a statistic.” Under the directive of Allen, Liberato developed the program in partnership with school counselor Jamie Weddle who, like her, splits time between Beverly Vista and El Rodeo. “We know there’s a bigger problem nationwide and there is so much bullying. We wanted to do something to affect change,” Weddle explained, highlighting the contemporaneous 51st anniversary of Rosa Park’s historic role in the Civil Rights movement on Dec. 1, 1955. “Her refusal to give up her seat underscores the maxim that one person truly can make a difference.” El Rodeo’s novel bullying program is unique in the way that it engages students to create, as Weddle calls it, “meaningful and authentic dialogue.” Speaker Daniel Kohanbash, a BHHS junior, offered a compelling entry into the world of someone who has been bullied. From an outsider’s perspective, it seemed almost impossible to imagine anyone being unkind to the well-spoken, thoughtful young man who easily engaged with each of the three cohorts he spoke to Wednesday morning–however, Daniel’s path had been fraught, he explained. By the time Daniel reached 6th grade, his journey through middle school took a particularly rough turn. Most of his friendships dissolved and he soon
SPEAKING UP — While El Rodeo Principal Kevin Allen looks on, Beverly Hills Police Officer Lynnsey Diamond enthralls El Rodeo 7th graders about the nuances of cyber-bullying as part of a day-long anti-bullying program for middle schoolers.
began to be both bullied and isolated. By the time he entered BHHS, fearful that life would worsen, things took a turn and he found his niche in musical theatre. Ironically, his best friend today used to bully him back in 8th grade. “You should always be able to express your feelings,” Daniel urged the El Rodeo students. “Don’t be afraid to really speak.” Allen said that Wednesday’s program had three primary objectives: empower students to advocate for themselves or to report the bullying; empower witnesses to become advocates; and build a sense of empathy. “Just by being a bystander...you’re contributing to bullying,” clarified Beverly Hills Police Officer Lynnsey Diamond, who serves as the school district’s School Liaison Officer. “The bottom line is, treat others how you want to be treated.” Diamond offered students a helpful dose of intel on cyberbullying, which is a crime. “If you do bullying and it’s online..it can get you arrested,” she said, noting that the youngest person she ever arrested was 9 years old. “The only criteria to be arrested is to know the difference between right and wrong.” Josh Rivedal, 33, who speaks nationally on the problem of bullying, offered perspective from someone who had
been all three: the bully, the victim and the bystander. After suffering years of verbal abuse by his father who told him “You’re ugly, fat, stupid” and feeling completely powerless to stop it, Rivedal said he is particularly haunted by the memory of seeing people actually witness him getting beat up in the bathroom at school and do nothing but watch. In fact, according to a PSA video put out by 48 Hours, 77 percent of bystanders never say anything. By educating students on the difference between mean moments versus bullying, Weddle said students start thinking more critically about the things they say in the classroom, and transitively, write online. “It’s preventative medicine,” he clarified. “At this age they’re very impressionable [so] we’re creating a cycle for kids to feel more aware of their actions and to be more inclined to report.” The afternoon workshops addressing the roots of bullying and encouraging students to begin developing ways to combat it at the school, proved to be particularly successful. One 7th grade boy offered the following perspective: “Bullying can take a lot of forms, but at its base, it’s one person belittling another person. You’re part of the problem if you’re not contributing to solving it.”
These burglaries, grand thefts, and robberies reported by BHPD. Streets indicated by block numbers. Losses in brackets.
BURGLARIES 11/18 400 N. Roxbury Dr. ($3,124) 11/20 9700 Charleville Blvd. 11/21 400 S. Doheny Dr. ($900) 11/21 200 S. Gale Dr. 11/24 200 El Camino Dr. ($920) 11/25 200 S. Arnaz Dr. ($400) 11/25 1000 Hillcrest Rd. ($86) 11/26 400 N. Oakhurst Dr. ($6,500) 11/27 200 S. La Cienega Blvd. 11/27 400 N. Beverly Dr. ($450)
GRAND THEFTS 07/18 200 N. Rodeo Dr. ($9,500) 11/18 8700 Wilshire Blvd. (($5,000) 11/19 300 N. Rodeo Dr. 11/20 9700 Wilshire Blvd. ($1,650) 11/20 200 N. Doheny Dr. ($1,000) 11/21 9200 Olympic Blvd. ($5,000) 11/21 9100 Wilshire Blvd. ($750)
11/23 9600 Wilshire Blvd. ($1,850) 11/25 9600 Wilshire Blvd. ($2,368) 11/25 30 S. Robertson Blvd. ($1,005) 11/25 Brighton Way/ N. Beverly Dr. ($18,350) ROBBERIES 11/21 300 N. Rodeo Dr. ($3,590) 11/22 500 N. Bedford Dr. 11/27 N. Maple Dr./ Carmelita Ave. ($550)
LETTER TO THE EDITOR One of the most hallowed traditions in my Jewish family growing up is that we always celebrated Christmas. It was in no way a religious holiday for us, but a festive seasonal event that resulted in Santa Claus delivering gifts on separate bed sheets for my brother, sister, and I, complete with candy canes and our ubiquitous styrofoam Frosty the Snowman decoration on our front door. Back in the 1960s, and for many years onward, the holiday season was celebrated by so many as a collective time of joy, generosity, and renewal of spirit, particularly with each annual airing of A Charlie Brown Christmas on TV, which is now in its 51st year. We are most fortunate in Beverly Hills to have a wonderful resident Santa Claus each year at both the Paley Center and Via Rodeo. The folks at Paley even screen classic holiday specials in its theatre free to the public on weekends and serve warm cocoa to soothe some of the rancor caused by this year's political climate. Pressing play on my Vince Guaraldi Charlie Brown Christmas and Frank Sinatra's Jolly Christmas get the party started along with Herb Alpert and Tijuana Brass and The Ventures. Beverly Hills used to have a lot more classic holiday decorations with phrases like “Merry Christmas” and “Season's Greetings” now omitted. I miss the paintings on store windows of Santa and his elves, Rudolph and Frosty, but I’m thrilled we still have the best holiday lights in town and the Santa atop the wires on Wilshire and Beverly remains a sacred sighting. While my daughters attend Sunday school at Stephen Wise Temple, we still allow annual airings of Santa Claus Conquers The Martians and Pink Panther’s Pink Christmas. You see, the holiday season for many is about reconnecting with the innocence of our youth. Here in Beverly Hills, we have many ways to accomplish this. Try a chocolate mini Santa from Edelweiss and I’ll see you at the Paley this weekend for a screening of Mr. Magoo’s A Christmas Carol. Hal Lifson
Astrology By Holiday Mathis TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Dec. 2). Professional adventures are so thrilling that you may put key parts of your life on the back burner while you pursue ambitions in this regard. Reward the loyal loved ones who support you through this. You’ll love what comes from it in May. July is your chance to double down and invest in something exciting. Gemini and Libra adore you. . SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Make thoughtful decisions. Stave away the fever of impulsivity. Don’t give in! If you feel yourself acting rashly, consider that you may feel differently when a few hours have passed. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Haggling for what you need can be a long, drawn-out, tedious process if the people involved just can’t give it to you. Maybe they don’t have it. Turn elsewhere and hang on for big, bright, beautiful results. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Quiet observation is called for. Tune into your nearest and dearest. Read the small changes in a loved one’s behavior and draw a conclusion. Then keep it to yourself for a while. Watch and see to test the truth. PISCES (Feb. 19-Mar. 20). The relationship that doesn’t help you is hurting you because it’s taking up your valuable attention. If you had a void there, you would fill it with more helpful forces. ARIES (Mar. 21-Apr. 19). You have a big heart. You can’t help but accommodate those who live inside it. If you don’t get to the goal, it’s because your loved one needed you more. You thought that was more important, and you were right. TAURUS (Apr. 20-May 20). You’ll work from sun to moon–no “casual Friday” for you. In your efforts, you’ll prove just how strong you are. Determination and tenacity are so much a part of your makeup that everyone comes to expect it from you. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). People have surprised you in good and bad ways, and now you’re not as surprised. In fact, now you can predict some behaviors you wish you couldn’t. But you can, and you should. CANCER (June 22-July 22). Your space matters. You’re happiest in a thriving space that lives and grows along with you. The maintenance, the updates–when you approach them with the right attitude, they bring you pleasure and satisfaction. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). This is not a day to buy or sell anything in haste. Do your research. Wait to get the best price. An attitude of nonchalance doesn’t hurt either. You’re in a good position, but not if you don’t believe it. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You’re a citizen of the world, and your exemplary manners will be your passport. Of course there are cultural differences to consider. Intention counts. You don’t have to get it perfect to get it right. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). The best people you know have a dark side, and the worst people you know can be kind and wonderful, too. Your capacity for understanding the complexities will help you manage the day. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). A world in emotional order can plunge into unpredictable chaos with the introduction of one exciting dynamic. Such things can be like thrilling carnival attractions. Do not fear: Use your ticket to ride.
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